BREAKING :
BRING ON THE TURKEY — BUT MAYBE HOLD THE POLITICS. THANKSGIVING IS GLENN ROGERS' FAVORITE HOLIDAY, WHEN PEOPLE GATHER AROUND THE TABLE AND TALK ABOUT THINGS TO CELEBRATE FROM THE PAST YEAR. IF YOU FAMILY’S POLITICAL IDEOLOGY IS MIXED, DON’T BRING UP THE SUBJECT OF GUNS OR TRUMP.FOUR ARMED MEN PARTICIPATED IN A ROBBERY AND MURDER SCHEME IN A #GREENLEAF TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN HOME ON SEPTEMBER 19. THEY INTENDED TO ROB THE PREMISES AND KILL WHOEVER THEY FOUND INSIDE. THEIR PLANS WERE THWARTED BY AN ARMED RESIDENT WHO SHOT AND KILLED TWO OF THE MEN ACCORDING TO THE TIMES HERALD.THE U.S. ARMY IS SELLING SOME OF ITS MOST POWERFUL GUNS (AND YOU CAN BUY ONE). THE .45 ACP M1911A1 PISTOL HAS SERVED THE U.S. ARMED FORCES FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY IN EVERY WAR ZONE AND HOTSPOT ON THE PLANET — AND THANKS TO THIS YEAR’S FEDERAL DEFENSE BUDGET, IT WILL SERVE CIVILIANS FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.HUNDREDS OF VICTIMS OF THE OCT. 1 MASS SHOOTING IN LAS VEGAS FILED FIVE LAWSUITS ON MONDAY IN A CALIFORNIA COURT AGAINST THE OPERATORS OF THE HOTEL FROM WHICH THE GUNMAN FIRED, THE ORGANIZERS OF THE COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL HE TARGETED AND THE KILLER’S ESTATE.IT'S WELL-KNOWN THAT GUN INDUSTRY SALES ARE RUNNING SLOWER THAN LAST YEAR'S RECORD PACE, BUT NOW THEY'RE ALSO STARTING TO SERIOUSLY LAG 2015'S RATE, AND THAT MEANS FIREARMS MANUFACTURERS COULD FACE AN EVEN MORE PERILOUS SLUMP THAN PREVIOUSLY FEARED. WITHOUT THE THREAT OF SIGNIFICANT GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION MAKING IT THROUGH CONGRESS, THE U.S. MARKET WILL LIKELY SEE FURTHER STEEP SALES DECLINES. FORTUNATELY, FIREARMS MANUFACTURERS MAY FIND SALVATION OVERSEAS.

At Issue Archive

Nat’l – AT ISSUE – More on the Military and Civilian History of the AR-15

THE ATLANTIC.COM November 12, 2017 – This past Tuesday Dean Winslow, a medical doctor and retired Air Force colonel who had deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as a flight surgeon, appeared before the Senate Armed Services committee. It was considering his nomination as the Trump administration’s assistant secretary of defense for health affairs. 

CA – AT ISSUE – Would strict enforcement of existing gun laws have stopped the Texas church massacre? Probably not

LOS ANGELES TIMES  November 10, 2017 – The nation banned the sale of assault weapons for a decade until Congress let it lapse in 2004, and the NRA has blocked efforts to reinstate it. In the wake of the Las Vegas and Texas massacres, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) — who wrote the original 1994 bill — has decided to try again.  

IL – AT ISSUE – Opinion – I Can’t Teach While Wondering Who Has A Gun

Editor’s Note: AT ISSUE is a GunProPlus.com category rarely used but one in which we channel stories that reflect the opposite social ideology to gun rights. The following opinion editorial is timely in that the story just preceding it indicates the opposing view that a gun for self-defense could save the life of an intended victim.

LITERARY HUB (LITHUB.COM) August 3, 2017 –“It was raining the day of Megan’s funeral….

Nat’l – AT ISSUE – Opinion – The NRA Has Lost It

U.S NEWS.COM August 1, 2017 – My name is Patrick Tomlinson, and I am a lifelong firearm enthusiast. I started shooting at age 10, when my father got me a Crosman 760 Pumpmaster air rifle with Tasco scope. He was one of only three National Rifle Association training counselors in the state of Wisconsin for many years, certifying volunteers who would later go on to instruct citizens in rifle…

Nat’l – AT ISSUE – House GOP tucks pro-gun measure inside energy appropriations bill

THINK PROGRESS.ORG July 5, 2017 – Deep in an energy and water appropriations bill is a provision that would lift a prohibition of guns on federal property controlled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For years, the powerful gun lobby has been aggressively pushing to allow gun-carrying in buildings and areas owned or operated by local, state, and federal governments. At the federal level, gun advocates succeeded in getting the National…

Nat’l – AT ISSUE – Opinion – Gun Sales Are Plummeting and Trump Wants to Help

THE NATION.COM June 29, 2017 – A beaming Donald Trump stood before hundreds of National Rifle Association members at their annual meeting in Atlanta this past April. “You are my friends, believe me,” he said, as the crowd hooted and hollered for the first sitting president to appear at the NRA’s national convention in more than three decades. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Back in November, voters were…

NAT’L – At Issue – From the Left: Embattled by reality, Donald Trump will feel the love at the NRA convention: Nothing good can come of this (VIDEOS)

SALON.COM April 28, 2017 – Donald Trump had many ardent admirers during the 2016 campaign, but one group that jumped on the Trump bandwagon early and enthusiastically was the National Rifle Association. Its passionate endorsement of him may be one of the most unexamined reasons for his success. Back in December, I wrote a piece about NRA president Wayne LaPierre’s savvy move to turn gun rights into a “populist” agenda for the organization….

NYC – At Issue – Provocative ad uses bulletproof posters to challenge gun-control law (VIDEO)

BUSINESS INSIDER.COM April 27, 2017 – A provocative advertisement is taking aim at federal gun laws with bulletproof posters. The advertisement, published Thursday morning by gun-control advocacy group Americans for Responsible Solutions, shows people interacting with posters in three cities — New York City, Chicago, and Washington, DC. Each poster is made from bulletproof Kevlar — with real bullet holes to prove it — and contains an ominous message…

GA – At Issue – Dashboard takes the safety off: a locked and loaded conversation about “Unloaded”

ARTSATL.COM (ARTS ATLANTA) April 24, 2017 – On April 27, tens of thousands of firearm enthusiasts from around the country will pack the Georgia World Congress Center for the yearly convention of one of the most powerful lobbying organizations in the country.  That weekend, Dashboard will showcase Unloaded, a nationally traveling exhibition supplemented with work from 10 Atlanta artists responding to domestic gun culture and interpreting the historical and social issues surrounding…

AK – At Issue – A hunter does some soul-searching on the issue of toxic ammo

ALASKA DISPATCH NEWS.COM March 22, 2017 – We had flown into duck country early in the afternoon with plenty of time to get camp in shape before the evening hunt. Once all was in order, we sat out front of the cabin in camp chairs, two Labrador retrievers laying between us, waiting a bit before we headed out to a favorite pond for the evening flight. A narrow tidal…

KY – At Issue Opinion – NRA demand endangers Kentuckians

LEXINGTON HERALD LEADER January 27, 2017 – Five of the 24 Lexington homicide victims in 2016 included, clockwise from top left, Trinity Gay, Nathaniel McNealy, Caleb Hallett, Maryiah Coleman and Nova Marie Gallman. Around 350,000 Kentuckians have completed firearms safety courses and passed background checks to legally carry a concealed weapon in the last 20 years. Now the state Senate is poised to gut the training, background checks and licensing requirements. Senate…

It’s true: More people use guns to kill themselves than to kill others.

WASHINGTON POST September 12, 2016 – A year later, I remain haunted by the death of a friend, 39 when he shot himself, because I’m pretty sure his life could have been saved. Local police called his death a “suicide by gunshot” — one of more than 20,000 people a year who take their own lives with a firearm. Yes, it’s true: More people use guns to kill themselves…

VA – At Issue – I Shot Myself in the Head and Survived

THE TRACE.COM September 13, 2016 – About 85 percent of people who attempt suicide with a gun will die. Christen McGinnes, 47, is a statistical exception: On October 22, 2010, she pointed a .357 revolver at her head, and pulled the trigger. Today, 46 surgeries later, she is a volunteer with the Trauma Survivors Network at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia. Here is her story, in her own words, as told to Kerry…

TX – Opinion/At Issue – Why the guns-on-campus debate matters for American higher education

BIG STORY.AP.ORG August 16, 2016 – As of Aug. 1, 2016, a new law allows concealed handguns in college and university buildings in Texas. It’s already had an impact on me as professor of religious studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Thanks to this law, I set foot in a federal court building for the first time. And I was not alone. The courtroom was packed. Other…

Nat’l – At Issue – Whatever Happened to Michael Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun Crusade?

SLATE.COM July 5, 2016 – For those who want to see legislative movement on the gun issue, it was natural to feel excited by these events in the moment. But it’s now just as easy to feel deflated by their failure to produce any real change. The measures proposed in the Senate were rejected in a vote that was as perfunctory as it was inevitable. The House, meanwhile, adjourned for its…

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BREAKING :
BRING ON THE TURKEY — BUT MAYBE HOLD THE POLITICS. THANKSGIVING IS GLENN ROGERS' FAVORITE HOLIDAY, WHEN PEOPLE GATHER AROUND THE TABLE AND TALK ABOUT THINGS TO CELEBRATE FROM THE PAST YEAR. IF YOU FAMILY’S POLITICAL IDEOLOGY IS MIXED, DON’T BRING UP THE SUBJECT OF GUNS OR TRUMP.FOUR ARMED MEN PARTICIPATED IN A ROBBERY AND MURDER SCHEME IN A #GREENLEAF TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN HOME ON SEPTEMBER 19. THEY INTENDED TO ROB THE PREMISES AND KILL WHOEVER THEY FOUND INSIDE. THEIR PLANS WERE THWARTED BY AN ARMED RESIDENT WHO SHOT AND KILLED TWO OF THE MEN ACCORDING TO THE TIMES HERALD.THE U.S. ARMY IS SELLING SOME OF ITS MOST POWERFUL GUNS (AND YOU CAN BUY ONE). THE .45 ACP M1911A1 PISTOL HAS SERVED THE U.S. ARMED FORCES FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY IN EVERY WAR ZONE AND HOTSPOT ON THE PLANET — AND THANKS TO THIS YEAR’S FEDERAL DEFENSE BUDGET, IT WILL SERVE CIVILIANS FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.HUNDREDS OF VICTIMS OF THE OCT. 1 MASS SHOOTING IN LAS VEGAS FILED FIVE LAWSUITS ON MONDAY IN A CALIFORNIA COURT AGAINST THE OPERATORS OF THE HOTEL FROM WHICH THE GUNMAN FIRED, THE ORGANIZERS OF THE COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL HE TARGETED AND THE KILLER’S ESTATE.IT'S WELL-KNOWN THAT GUN INDUSTRY SALES ARE RUNNING SLOWER THAN LAST YEAR'S RECORD PACE, BUT NOW THEY'RE ALSO STARTING TO SERIOUSLY LAG 2015'S RATE, AND THAT MEANS FIREARMS MANUFACTURERS COULD FACE AN EVEN MORE PERILOUS SLUMP THAN PREVIOUSLY FEARED. WITHOUT THE THREAT OF SIGNIFICANT GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION MAKING IT THROUGH CONGRESS, THE U.S. MARKET WILL LIKELY SEE FURTHER STEEP SALES DECLINES. FORTUNATELY, FIREARMS MANUFACTURERS MAY FIND SALVATION OVERSEAS.