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NAT’L – OPINION – Another Opinion: NRA members, this should be an eye-opener for you

At the moment you could almost — almost — pity the National Rifle Association. Nah, you can’t. But the front group for the U.S. gun industry is certainly in an awkward situation. Several, actually. 

VA – OPINION – Working Together to Save the Second Amendment Part II: State Success Stories

Although NRA-ILA had been active at the state level since its inception in 1975, the spark that ignited decades of legislative success in state capitals across the country was the enactment of Florida’s “shall issue” Right-to-Carry (RTC) law in 1987. 

DC – OPINION – Trump Jr slams 2020 Dems as ‘more concerned’ about rights of murderers than legal gun owners

Donald Trump Jr. slammed 2020 Democratic candidates Tuesday as “more concerned” about giving rights to murderers than legal gun owners. 

NAT’L – OPINION – Why America’s “First Line of Defense” Love Their Glock Guns

The sidearm of a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer constitutes a critical part of the United States of America’s “first line of defense.” For 15 years, this pistol has been a .40 caliber Heckler and Koch P2000. But in April 2019, the CBP announced that it had adopted the 9x19mm Glock 47 and Glock 19 as the new standard issue sidearms of CBP officers nationwide. 

NAT’L – OPINION – God, Guns, and Country: The Evangelical Fight Over Firearms

On the afternoon of Good Friday in April, 2010, Shane Claiborne, a thirty-five-year-old evangelical activist sporting dreadlocks and homemade pants, followed a group of teen-agers carrying an eight-foot-tall wooden cross down a street in North Philadelphia. They marched to a gun store in Kensington called the Shooter Shop. 

MD – OPINION – House long gun bill was about criminalizing gun ownership

Columns like this are difficult to write given the events that happened at this paper. But we need a serious conversation about gun rights.

CO – OPINION – Why we should cover the trauma, not drama, of school shootings

As journalists and citizens, we need to move beyond the relentlessness that characterizes our coverage of school shootings. 

NAT’L – OPINION – Why Mass Shootings Don’t Lead to Gun Control

Mass shootings happen with numbing frequency in the United States. Despite the extraordinary tragedy of these events, little progress has been made in policy and law to prevent them from happening again. 

NAT’L – OPINION – The Path To The Presidency Runs Through The Second Amendment

The Washington Post published an article last week which observed that virtually every Democratic presidential candidate was engaging in vigorous attacks on the Second Amendment — thereby taking a step which had rightfully terrified Democrats for the last 25 years. 

NAT’L – OPINION – The Right to Print Arms

Are you very afraid? 3D-printed guns are coming. “Virtually undetectable!” shrieked CNN. “This changes the safety of Americans forever!” shrieked MSNBC. Does it? 

NY – OPINION – Bad gun owners give good guys a bad name

Some of my fellow gun owners need to understand that not everyone digs our rights and interests. So, we need to represent the Second Amendment with the utmost respect at all times and ensure that others are doing the same, or one day, we might no longer enjoy those freedoms. 

NAT’L – OPINION – NRA Spox Slaps Kirsten Gillibrand With a Fact Check for Making False Claims About the Organization

During a CNN town hall on Tuesday, presidential candidate Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) spoke out about gun control by making bold claims about gun manufacturers and the National Rifle Association (NRA). 

NAT’L – OPINION – The Push to Demonize Private Gun Ownership Never Stops

The push to demonize private gun ownership never stops. Michael Bloomberg and other gun control advocates are continuing to pour hundreds of millions of dollars into research that the news media uncritically disseminates. 

NAT’L – OPINION – Excellent 2nd Amendment Opinion Lasts Only One Week

On Friday, March 29thU.S. District Court Judge Roger Benitez issued an 86-page Order declaring unconstitutional California’s law criminalizing possession of firearm magazines with a capacity to hold more than 10 rounds. Unfortunately, less than one week later – on Thursday, April 4th – Benitez relented, and stayed his Order. 

NYC – OPINION – What to Know About the Supreme Court’s First Gun Case in 9 Years

A legal scholar breaks down the significance of a challenge to New York City’s strict gun permitting process. 

MN – OPINION – Case shows limits on guns can create victims

Gun control is not the one-sided argument its proponents claim. In addition to the Second Amendment, there are practical considerations. 

CA – OPINION – ‘Pick your gun’: Conservative organization tables in Piazza

If you walked into the Attallah Piazza April 2, you might have seen a poster with an AR-15 rifle, a pistol and a 12-gauge shotgun on it. “I’m pro choice (sic),” the sign read. “Pick your gun.” 

NAT’L – OPINION – Why Anti-Gun Politicians Are So Scared of This CA Judge’s Ruling

Sometimes a judge says things so plainly, so authoritatively and with so much old-fashioned American commonsense that anyone paying attention is left speechless. 

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