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Nat’l – Opinion – Time for a History Lesson About Gun Control

TOWNHALL.COM June 22, 2018 – Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) just introduced a bill in Congress that would do just that – create a national registry of all firearm owners. The other objective is a ban on “assault weapons,” which have been defined in contradictory, bizarre, ways.  The American Medical Association has just reaffirmed its endorsement of such a ban, including the confiscation of all such firearms from Americans at…

We in Congress should protect students from gun violence as well as we protect ourselves

USA TODAY June 18, 2018 – As I go to work at the U.S. Capitol, I pass vehicle barricades, armed guards, metal detectors and police dogs. Yet, while my colleagues and I go to work every day without any fear of attacks, our teachers and students go to school hoping that nothing happens to them. It’s embarrassing and unacceptable. If we as government officials can protect ourselves, we can do the same for our…

NY – Opinion – Cuomo’s Idea To Let Teachers Decide When To Yank Guns From People’s Homes Is Dumb

THE FEDERALIST.COM June 18, 2018 – When representatives make laws, the rational among us hope those laws do not erode fundamental rights and actually benefit the people. Often the only hammer our political representatives have is legislation. See a nail, swing the hammer. See a shooting, pass a law. Passing a law seems to be New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s current attempt to ameliorate the pain of his people…

Nat’l – Opinion – Mark Smith’s New Book ‘Duped’: How Anti-Gunners Are Taking Your Freedom

BREITBART.COM June 17, 2018 – From a political standpoint, children are ideal carriers of messages because they are unassailable, particularly if they have a direct connection to a tragedy. For the gun control movement, children represent a win-win-win. They are sympathetic, they are beyond reproach, and they cannot be challenged by anyone. These factors make children ripe for exploitation and explain why we see so many of them in…

Nat’l – Opinion – What Does the Effect of a Bullet Fired From an AR-15 Look Like?

SNOPES.COM June 15, 2018 – WHAT’S TRUE: The hole shown in the poster could plausibly represent the diameter of the highly destructive temporary cavity left in a person’s body by a high-velocity AR-15 round. WHAT’S FALSE: The hole shown in the poster is too big to represent an AR-15 entrance wound; even an exit wound is unlikely to be as large as the shape shown on the poster. ORIGIN:…

Gun rights are being threatened by big banks

FOX NEWS June 15, 2018 – Taxpayers have long memories, especially when it comes to how their hard-earned money is spent. I bet taxpayers remember providing more than $812 billion to Citigroup and Bank of America, two Wall Street banks, in 2009 to bail them out during the 2008 financial crisis. Taxpayers remember that generosity; big banks evidently don’t. Wall Street apparently takes and then forgets, and then comes…

Nat’l – Opinion – Democrats seek to restrict gun rights by targeting financial institutions

THE HILL.COM June 13, 2018 – If liberals can’t silence self-defense advocates or pass the gun control laws that they want, they will keep you from using your credit cards to buy guns or accessories. They also will prevent firearm makers from getting financing. At first this was a matter of government policy, but now it is coming about by political pressure on private companies. 

Parkland and the Trouble with Appealing to ‘Common Sense’

NATIONAL REVIEW.COM June 13, 2018 – Since the shooting in Parkland, Fla., gun-control advocates have escalated the vitriol in an already polarized political climate. These activists publicly berated Marco Rubio at a good-faith debate and brandished $1.05 price-tag stickers: allegedly the value of a Florida student’s life in NRA contributions. Abetted by the media, they essentially claim that Republican legislators all know that we could eliminate school shootings, but choose to do nothing…

School Shootings: It Isn’t the Guns, It’s the Internet

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE.COM June 12, 2018 – While a few happy exceptions exist, teenagers are, on the whole, a dark and depressing lot. They do not sleep enough, eat healthily, or bother with developing productive habits. They waste much of their days hunched over a screen, agonizing about their self-image, ignoring their homework, and blaming everyone and everything for their problems. These days, few of them have the luxury of…

IL – Opinion – Overselling the miraculous power of a new Chicago gun law

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES June 11, 2018 – This whole town is so tired of goofs running around with illegal guns. So, at the urging of City Hall, the state Legislature last year passed a law that requires judges to impose longer prison sentences on gun crime offenders. This editorial page supported the law. But in the law’s first four months, a Sun-Times analysis has found, nobody — not a single…

Nat’l – Opinion  – Is the Glock an outdated pistol? 

SOFREP.COM  June 11, 2018 – In my humble opinion, no firearm is truly “outdated” if it still goes bang and will allow the shooter to hit what they’re aiming at. The gun is just a tool and you are the weapon — that’s my philosophy about it anyway. If you shoot a particular model of pistol exclusively and do it well, carry on hard-charger. However, is the Glock really…

Without guns, there is no America

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE.COM June 10, 2018 – I’m pro-gun. Maybe that’s shocking to you. I believe my interpretation of the Second Amendment is shared with those who wrote it, and that means something to me. I believe in truth and facts. There are two facts I’m especially concerned about as it relates to guns. Fact One: There is no America without the right to bear arms. Without guns, we’d…

Int’l – Opinion – Just like Prince George, my sons play with toy guns – and there’s nothing wrong with that

METRO.CO.UK June 11, 2018 – Needless to say, this hasn’t gone down well on social media, with various people complaining that it was inappropriate in today’s climate, or that they ‘really don’t get toy guns’. To which the obvious response is… seriously, folks? 

MS – Opinion – Shelby’s Tim Thompson is a gun maker extraordinaire

CLARION LEDGER June 8, 2018 – In my writing adventures, I was fortunate enough to call upon Tim Thompson in Shelby, Mississippi up Highway 61 from Cleveland. There sits Bills Custom Automatics – named after his father who began the business. Thompson, who grew up in Alaska where his dad had his first gun shop, spent time in the Armed Forces and then came to work for his dad,…

Nat’l – Opinion – Soldiers Don’t Vote For Democrats Because Liberals Don’t Know Anything About Guns (VIDEO)

NEWSWEEK.COM June 7, 2018 – I am a Marine veteran, an infantry officer who carried an M4 in a combat zone. I am also a Democrat from San Francisco, who lived in New York, and believes in gun control. And as mass shooting follows shooting, I am frustrated by the paralysis on gun control. I am frustrated by the National Rifle Association (NRA), by hollow ‘thoughts and prayers,’ and…

CO – Opinion – Colorado’s division on gun control dominates Legislature’s decisions

THE COLORADOAN.COM June 7, 2018 – What does congestion on Interstate 25 have to do with high-capacity magazines on guns? Everything. What does school funding have to do with expanded background checks for firearm purchases? The same. Everything. Subsequently the National Rifle Association and Rocky Mountain Gun Owners targeted four Democrats in the state Senate for recall. In low-turnout elections, a dangerous trademark of such maneuvers, two were removed. …

Walter Williams: In a time of less gun control there were fewer shootings

GREENSBORO NEWS & RECORD June 5, 2018 – Having enjoyed my 82nd birthday, I am part of a group of about 50 million Americans who are 65 years of age or older. Try this question to any one of those 50 million Americans who are 65 or older: Do you recall any discussions about the need to hire armed guards to protect students and teachers against school shootings? How…

Nat’l – Opinion – The different responses in Parkland and Santa Fe show we need school choice

WASHINGTON EXAMINER June 4, 2018 – Intellectually, I have many objections to gun control – but even my instinctive reaction whenever there is a school shooting, or any mass shooting, is that the big problem is the guns, and something needs to be done about them. And if I, a libertarian strongly predisposed against gun control, have that as my first reaction, surely all people must feel the same…

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