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IL- OPINION – Stop focusing on guns, focus on the criminals

IF CHICAGO MAYOR LORI LIGHTFOOT WOULD STOP TRYING TO BE THE ICON OF SEVERAL “MOVEMENTS” AND START ACTING LIKE A LEADER WHO CAN RECOGNIZE THE REAL PROBLEMS, MAYBE CHICAGO WOULDN’T BE MAKING HEADLINES EVERY WEEK WITH RECORD SHOOTINGS AND A GROWING LIST OF GUN RELATED FATALITIES. LIGHTFOOT KEEPS ASSERTING THE PROBLEM IS GUNS. I WOULDN’T MIND THAT IF SHE ACKNOWLEDGED THE REST OF THE PROBLEM. CHICAGO’S STREET GANG PROBLEM AND THE SYMPATHY MANY OF THESE GANGBANGERS GET FROM THE PEOPLE IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS THAT THEY INFEST.

NAT’L – OPINION – When Single Issue Groups Choose Politics Instead

RIOTS HAVE OVERTAKEN CITIES AND ENTIRE ZONES OF CITIES HAVE BECOME UTTERLY LAWLESS, WITH LOCAL BUSINESSES GETTING HOLLOWED OUT AND CHILDREN SHOT. THE INSTITUTIONS WE’RE SUPPOSED TO BE ABLE TO TURN TO FOR DEFENSE, THE POLICE, HAVE BEEN NOWHERE TO BE SEEN; ORDERED TO STAND DOWN BY GUTLESS POLITICIANS WHO CARE MORE ABOUT APPEASING SOCIAL JUSTICE MOBS THAN PROTECTING RESIDENTS. AS A RESULT, AMERICANS ARE TAKING DEFENSE INTO THEIR OWN HANDS, BUYING OUT GUN SHOPS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

NAT’L – OPINION – The Marlin 336: One of 2019’s Most Popular Lever Guns

The Marlin 336 was introduced to enthusiasts in 1948, although the overall design was a familiar one with lever-action fans. It’s a direct descendant of the company’s Model 1893, which went out of production in 1936 after more than 40 years. Unlike its predecessor, though, its breech bolt is rounded and stronger, and the mainspring and trigger springs are coil instead of flat. The gun has a variety of other improved…

CA – OPINION – Freedom is won through courage and principle

This past weekend we celebrated the Fourth of July. Like many years past, many of us gathered with our family, friends, and neighbors to celebrate with fireworks and barbecues. However, many others did not as many activities normally occurring to celebrate Independence Day were cancelled this year. Many people stayed at home.  Many did not feel they had a choice with Executive Order N-33-20, signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on March 19 ordering…

NAT’L – OPINION  – Little Known Facts About Gun-ownership In The United States

MORE SO THAN ANY COUNTRY, AMERICA HAS DEVELOPED A THRIVING GUN CULTURE OVER THE YEARS. IN 2018, THE BBC REPORTED THAT THERE WERE 120.5 FIREARMS IN THE UNITED STATES FOR EVERY 100 RESIDENTS, WITH YEMEN COMING IN AT SECOND WITH 53. WITH SUCH HIGH NUMBERS, IT IS EASY TO UNDERSTAND WHY AMERICA HAS DEVELOPED A REPUTATION FOR BEING GUN-CRAZY. BUT HOW MUCH DO YOU ACTUALLY KNOW ABOUT ITS GUN CULTURE? THE FOLLOWING ARE TEN LITTLE-KNOWN FACTS ABOUT FIREARM OWNERSHIP IN THE UNITED STATES. TODAY, GUN OWNERSHIP CENTERS MORE AROUND ARMED SELF-DEFENSE. PICKING UP STEAM IN THE 1980S AND 90S, THIS SHIFT IS SUPPORTED BY VARIOUS TYPES OF DATA. IT IS PARTICULARLY EVIDENT WHEN EXAMINING GUN ADVERTISEMENTS THROUGHOUT HISTORY, WHICH HAS SEEN A DECLINE IN HUNTING AND SPORTING ADS FOR MORE THEMATICALLY-DRIVEN ONES RELATED TO SELF-DEFENSE AND CONCEALMENT.

NAT’L – OPINION – Gun Sales Continue Apparent Swell In June As Pandemic Rages And Politics Boil

GUN SALES CONTINUED TO MUSHROOM IN JUNE, APPARENTLY DUE TO A CONFLUENCE OF JOE BIDEN’S SURGE IN POLLS, THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, AND ONGOING PROTESTS AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY AND RACIAL INJUSTICE. AMERICANS BOUGHT 2.4 MILLION FIREARMS IN JUNE, ACCORDING TO INDUSTRY ESTIMATES FROM SMALL ARMS ANALYTICS & FORECASTING. THAT IS A 145% INCREASE FROM JUNE 2019. HANDGUN SALES MAKE UP THE BULK OF THOSE ESTIMATES AND INCREASED AT AN EVEN HIGHER YEAR-OVER-YEAR RATE OF 178%.

MO – OPINION – Meghan McCain defends gun-wielding St. Louis couple, criticizes their firearm safety

Meghan McCain defended the St. Louis couple who pulled guns on Black Lives Matter protesters outside their mansion — but skewered the homeowners’ reckless handling of their weapons. McCain said Tuesday on “The View” that she understood why lawyers Mark McCloskey and his wife, Patricia, responded with firearms to what the couple claimed were threats from protesters Sunday near their property in the tony Central West End neighborhood.

“The question I always had is…

CA – OPINION – Black and White Americans are embracing the Second Amendment

From January through May, the FBI conducted 15.2 million background checks on people purchasing guns through licensed dealers — an increase of 3.7 million over the number of background checks during the same period last year. First-time buyers have accounted for an estimated 40 percent of gun purchases in 2020, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation — and of those new gun owners, 40 percent have been women.

IL – OPINION – As coronavirus surges and Black Lives Matter protests continue, Americans are buying guns, guns, guns!

Unlike people in other developed nations, we Americans hold dear the belief that there’s no tragedy, no societal shift and no moment of conspiracy-driven paranoia that we can’t shoot our way out of using one of the many firearms we keep in our kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, waistbands, socks, cars and in fanny packs strapped to our cats.

DC – OPINION – U.S. Supreme Court muffs its gun moment

THE U.S. SUPREME COURT LAST WEEK ISSUED A COUPLE OF IMPORTANT RULINGS THAT WERE MADE MORE CONTROVERSIAL BECAUSE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SIDE DIDN’T GET THE BACKING OF SUPPOSEDLY CONSERVATIVE JUDGES. THOSE RULINGS OVERSHADOWED THE COURT’S DECISION IN THE SAME WEEK TO SHOVE ASIDE SECOND AMENDMENT CASES AND NOT HEAR EVEN ONE OF THE TEN CASES PRESENTED TO IT. THE DECISION UNDERSTANDABLY ANGERED GUN ACTIVISTS WHO ARE RIGHTLY SEEING A PATTERN OF INACTION BY THE COURT ON CASES THAT COULD REFINE GUN RIGHTS IN THIS COUNTRY.

GA – OPINION – As Black Vigilance Becomes Armed Vigilantism, Accountability Is Lost in Atlanta’s Streets

ON SATURDAY NIGHT, BARRICADES BLOCKED THE STREET ON ONE SIDE OF THE CHARRED RUINS OF THE WENDY’S DRIVE-THRU WHERE AN ATLANTA POLICE OFFICER KILLED RAYSHARD BROOKS A WEEK AGO, ON JUNE 12. CARS CORDONED OFF THE OTHER SIDE. THERE, A BLACK MAN WITH AN AR-15 WAS STANDING GUARD, STOPPING WHITE PEOPLE FROM ENTERING THE SITE. WHAT BEGAN LAST WEEK AS A VIGIL FOR BROOKS HAD TRANSFORMED INTO SOMETHING MORE MILITANT. AMID THE SELFIE-TAKING TEENAGERS AND PEOPLE HAWKING BLACK LIVES MATTER T-SHIRTS AT THE CROWDED CONVENIENCE STORE NEARBY, A BAND OF ARMED YOUNG BLACK MEN MILLED ABOUT. THEY BORE PISTOLS AND LONG GUNS, WITH GAUDY ACCESSORIES REDOLENT OF MODERN MILITIA EQUIPAGE: AN EXTENDED PISTOL MAGAZINE HERE, A CHEAP SCOPE THERE.

NAT’L – OPINION – Speak Softly and Carry a Good Gun

As statues continue to be pulled down, buildings and vehicles continue to be targeted, and police remain under attack by angry rioters, it is important to speak softly and carry a good gun. The point is not about carrying a gun for offensive purposes but carrying one for self-defense, for ourselves and our families, just as our Founding Fathers intended when they wrote the Second Amendment. If you think…

TX – OPINION – The importance of backing the blue

MANY AMERICANS ARE MORE THAN A LITTLE DISMAYED AT THE NOTION OF TURNING AWAY FROM OUR POLICE DEPARTMENTS. MAYORS IN MANY LARGER CITIES ACROSS THIS GREAT LAND ARE NOT ONLY DEMANDING THE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS BACK OFF AND LET RIOTERS AND LOOTERS RUN AMOK, THEY ARE ACTUALLY TALKING OF DEFUNDING THE DEPARTMENTS. SOME WENT SO FAR AS TO SAY DISBAND POLICE DEPARTMENTS COMPLETELY. THIS IDEA IS BEYOND FOOLISH. IF SOMEONE IS IN FAVOR OF THE LATTER, THEN CANCEL EVERY LAW ON THE BOOKS NOW. WHY HAVE LAWS IF THEY CANNOT BE ENFORCED?

NAT’L – OPINION – Black gun rights group adds thousands of members in hours after George Floyd’s death

A black gun rights group announced last week that it experienced an unprecedented rise in membership in the hours following George Floyd’s death on May 25 in Minneapolis. Philip Smith, founder of the National African American Gun Association, said, “2,000 people joined NAAGA in 36 hours after George Floyd,” according to an Ammo.com news release. “That broke our records. We’re getting a ton of folks from all over.” The news release attributed the…

NAT’L – OPINION – ‘Don’t Be a Vigilante’ and Other Gun Ownership Mistakes to Avoid

Millions of American gun owners are incredibly responsible. Every month, I find story after story of law-abiding citizens who used their firearms in lawful defense of themselves or others. Unfortunately, in looking through these stories, I also find far too many instances where gun owners messed up, acted irresponsibly, or didn’t appear to fully understand the limits of their right to self-defense. Just as we highlight examples of responsible…

VA – OPINION – COVID-19 Exposes Ineffective Gun Control

AMERICA IS STILL STRUGGLING WITH THE IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. MANY HAVE BEEN DIRECTLY AFFECTED BY THE VIRUS. AND VIRTUALLY EVERY AMERICAN HAS BEEN IMPACTED IN SOME WAY. FORTUNATELY, MANY OF THE WORST PREDICTIONS REGARDING THE SPREAD OF THIS NOVEL CORONAVIRUS HAVE, THUS FAR, BEEN WRONG. AND NOW, THERE APPEARS TO BE A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL, AND WE MAY SOON BE GETTING BACK TO A MORE NORMAL WAY OF LIFE. THAT’S GOOD NEWS. PERHAPS ALSO GOOD NEWS IS THAT THE RESPONSE TO COVID-19, IN COUNTLESS INSTANCES, HAS EXPOSED THE ABJECT FAILURES OF GUN-CONTROL LAWS. SOME OF THESE FAILURES WERE OBVIOUS, WITH POWER-HUNGRY GOVERNORS ATTEMPTING TO SHUT DOWN GUN STORES AND DENY ACCESS BY LAW-ABIDING AMERICANS TO THE BEST MEANS OF DEFENDING THEIR FAMILIES AT A TIME WHEN THEY NEEDED IT MOST. SOME WERE THE CONSEQUENCE OF EXISTING INEFFECTUAL GUN-CONTROL MEASURES.

WA – OPINION – Seattle’s CHAZ Has Become a Dangerous Joke (VIDEO)

CREATED BY FAR-LEFT PROTESTERS AFTER VIOLENT CLASHES WITH POLICE, SEATTLE'S CAPITOL HILL AUTONOMOUS ZONE (CHAZ) HAS GROWN INTO A DANGEROUS PARODY OF ITSELF. AND THE CITY HAS NO PLAN TO MANAGE IT, OPTING INSTEAD TO DEFLECT WITH ANTI-TRUMP TALKING POINTS RATHER THAN REAL LEADERSHIP. SEATTLE MAYOR JENNY DURKAN GAVE THE ORDERS TO PULL POLICE AND BARRICADES FROM THE CAPITOL HILL NEIGHBORHOOD AFTER DAYS OF DANGEROUS STANDOFFS BETWEEN PROTESTERS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT. OFFICERS CLEARED THE EAST PRECINCT POLICE STATION OF PERSONAL BELONGINGS, SENSITIVE DOCUMENTS AND EXPENSIVE EQUIPMENT. THEY BOARDED UP THE WINDOWS, FENCED OFF THE BUILDING AND ABANDONED THIS PORTION OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD. AS A CONSEQUENCE, A VARIETY OF ACTIVISTS—FROM ANTIFA AND ANARCHISTS TO BLACK LIVES MATTER SEATTLE/KING COUNTY TO COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS—TOOK CONTROL OF A SIX-BLOCK RADIUS.

DC – GUN CONTROL/OPINION – The Biden-Schumer-Pelosi Machine: The First Year

Every time some supposed conservative or Republican explains why he or she can’t be for President Donald Trump, I wonder if they have thought about the alternative—the Biden-Schumer-Pelosi machine. Our choice this fall is not between President Trump and President Perfection. It is between President Trump and a nightmare that would end America as we have known it. If Biden wins, it means the turnout will be such that…

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