Opinion Archive

Democrats should embrace FBI background check for voters and gun purchasers alike

THE HILL.COM September 22, 2017 – Background checks are required for so many things from getting a job to buying a gun. But despite legitimate concerns about voting by illegal aliens and felons, Democrats become outraged by the mention of checks for voting. Last week, in testimony to the President’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, I suggested using the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) to screen for…

VA – Opinion – Should Medics Carry Guns?

AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM.ORG (NRA) September 21, 2017 – Should those we entrust to save our lives be denied the right to protect their own? Some lawmakers in Ohio don’t think so. Last week, they advanced a bill regarding whether the state should forbid first responders from being armed for a full floor debate. House Bill 79 applies exclusively to tactical medics, and would allow them to be armed after extensive training and…

SC – Opinion – Suppress irrational rhetoric on gun suppressors

INDEX JOURNAL.COM September 19, 2017 – If you want to get a conversation fired up, talk about guns and gun control issues. Immediately, anyone in the conversation is expected to veer off to one side or the other. There is no in between. That is certainly the case with respect to legislation U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-3rd District, is pushing in Congress, legislation that would make the purchase and…

Nat’l – Opinion – Do Women Automatically Get More Attractive If They Know How To Use A Gun?

DAILY CALLER.COM September 18, 2017 – One of the most important questions I often ponder is whether or not knowing how to use a gun automatically makes a woman more attractive. I contend that it does indeed raise a woman’s level of attractiveness. In fact, I’ve often argued it’s worth two extra points on a 10 point scale. A seven instantly gets bumped up to a nine the moment…

A Warrior For Our Rights Shrugs Off A Strange Attack

AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM.ORG (NRA) September 18, 2017 – When Stephen Halbrook—a Second Amendment scholar, author and attorney who specializes in representing people and companies who deal with gun-related issues—was set to testify before Congress last week, he was subject to a very peculiar attack. Halbrook was appearing as an expert to discuss the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act of 2017, a piece of legislation that would put into…

VA – Opinion – Washington Post’s Resident Anti-Gun Zealot Parades his Ignorance in SHARE Act Column

NRA-ILA.ORG September 16, 2017 – Dana Milbank is not a serious journalist. A former White House correspondent for the Washington Post, Milbank now writes what can be characterized as a humor column for the paper. Within these confines, one might expect a relaxed journalistic standard. However, a recent Milbank column concerning the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act reveals the troubling amount of error and laziness the Post…

VA – Opinion – “What Happened”: Clinton Recognizes NRA’s Power, Rewrites History, and Urges Dems to Double-down on Gun Control

NRA-ILA.ORG September 15, 2017 – This week, twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton released her new book, “What Happened,” which chiefly serves to assign blame to the myriad politicians, journalists, organizations, countries, prejudices, and technologies she claims caused her defeat. In addition to apportioning NRA its well-deserved share of the blame, Clinton seeks to rewrite her own history on the gun issue and urges her fellow Democrats to ignore political…

SHARE Act Brings Renewed Attack On Suppressors

AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM.ORG (NRA) September 14, 2017 – With the recent introduction of the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act in Congress, anti-gun politicians and media are again coming out of the woodwork to shout against deregulating firearm suppressors to protect the hearing of hunters and shooters. But the thing that has anti-gun zealots the most irate seems to be the fact that the Hearing Protection Act is…

Nat’l – Opinion – Jan Morgan: My American Dream

BREITBART.COM September 13, 2017 – Most people might describe the American Dream in terms of career success, monetary wealth, or accumulation of things. For me, it is not that simple. My American Dream is to wake up one day to discover I no longer have to fight. My dream is a victorious end to the constant attacks on our Constitution and Bill of Rights by our own citizens and an…

Pro-Gun Researcher Uses Trump Voter Fraud Commission to Troll Democrats on Background Checks

THE TRACE.COM September 12, 2017 – In testimony before President Donald Trump’s election integrity commission on Tuesday, the controversial researcher John Lott cast himself as the unlikely defender of a gun background-check system he has excoriated. His proposal to force voters to be certified through the federal background-check system, or NICS, he said, is “a solution that might please both sides.”    

VA – Opinion – NRA TV host lashes out at ‘biased’ reporter for describing guns as ‘weapons’ (VIDEO)

RAW STORY.COM September 12, 2017 – NRA TV host Grant Stinchfield is once again attacking the mainstream media — and this time it’s over articles that describe guns and firearms as “weapons.” Via Media Matters, Stinchfield went on a lengthy rant against an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that talked about fears that campus open carry laws would lead to college students getting drunk and firing their weapons. Stinchfield singled out the…

The NRA’s idea of recreation: Assault rifles, armor-piercing bullets and silencers

WASHINGTON POST September 11, 2017 – The days are growing colder, and soon millions of American hunters will pursue a time-honored tradition. They will load their automatic weapons with armor-piercing bullets, strap on silencers, head off to the picnic grounds on nearby public lakes — and start shooting. If you do not immediately recognize this pastime as part of America’s heritage, then you are sadly out of step with…

DC – Opinion – Files for 3D printed guns are free speech too

WASHINGTON EXAMINER.COM September 11, 2017 – In 2013, Defense Distributed uploaded computer-aided design (CAD) files and made them freely available to the public. With the proper equipment and knowledge, someone could use the CAD files to create a 3D-printed gun. The government quickly ordered the files removed (under threat of severe penalties) because it determined that the files ran afoul of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), which…

OR – Opinion – How We Talk About Guns and Suicide

THE CORVALLIS ADVOCATE.COM September 6, 2017 – With over 40,000 people dying each year from suicide, it’s important to note that the majority of these people visit a primary care physician within a year of their deaths. Research suggests that primary care providers are hesitant to discuss firearms with their patients, and that gun owners are hesitant to talk about their guns if they think the data will be…

Anti-gun Researcher Frightened by How Many Guns Americans Own

THE NEW AMERICAN.COM September 5, 2017 – The virulently anti-gun group The Trace sent an e-mail blast to its members last week, alerting them to what it said was the danger of an overly and unnecessarily armed American citizenry: Jennifer Mascia pulled some numbers from the Small Arms Survey, which gauges gun stockpiles in the hands of civilians, law enforcement, and militaries around the world. She…

VA – Opinion – Exercise Your Freedom | Reholstering

AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM.ORG (NRA) September 6, 2017 –  Rapid reholstering is an invitation to trouble, up to and including folks getting shot. Yes, you read that right: shot—and we have certain, personal knowledge of two cases. Now that I have your attention… A couple of common components go into both good and bad outcomes. It’ll be no mystery, we hope, why they need to be in your Exercise repertoire,…

VA – Opinion – Disaffected Gun Control Activist Exposes Bloomberg’s “Top-down Bureaucracy”

NRA-ILA.ORG September 1, 2017 – Last Sunday’s episode of CBS’s 60 Minutes featured a rerun of an interview with former-New York City Mayor and gun control financier Michael Bloomberg. During the interview, reporter Steve Kroft noted that Bloomberg has spent “a hundred and thirty-five million dollars to battle the NRA on gun control.” With money like this flowing from the would-be oligarch to his gun control organization Everytown for…

Nat’l – Opinion – EDITORIAL: Outlaw firearms at public rallies, demonstrations

USA TODAY.COM August 31, 2017 – The racist vitriol on display in Charlottesville, Va., was shocking; the death of Heather Heyer was tragic. But one of the most striking things about the photographs and videos from the protest is the prevalence of guns — and in some cases, semiautomatic assault weapons. Many of them were carried not by law enforcement in riot gear, but legally by protesters and members of militia groups. Such weapons at demonstrations,…

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