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MI – OPINION – Plinking – ‘You’re a Daisy if you do’

The young boy avoided stepping on downed leaves and twigs and quietly eased up to the tree trunk for a steady brace, then slowly shouldered his gun, took careful aim at the quarry as he eased off the safety, and touched the trigger. At the shot, a little green apple lying on the ground several yards away rolled over with a direct hit. The boy re-cocked his little lever-action…

NAT’L – OPINION – COVID-19 and Second Amendment: 3 Things to Know

WITH THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC CAUSING SERIOUS INTERRUPTIONS TO THE DAILY LIVES OF PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY, MANY AMERICAN ARE ACUTELY AWARE OF HOW CERTAIN CIVIL LIBERTIES ARE BEING AFFECTED BY THE VIRUS. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS? HOW IS THIS RIGHT BEING AFFECTED BY THE SUDDEN POLICY CHANGES? MILLIONS OF AMERICANS HAVE LONG KNOWN THAT CIVILIAN GUN OWNERSHIP PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE “SECURITY OF A FREE STATE,” ALLOWING US TO PROTECT AND DEFEND OUR LIBERTIES WHEN THE GOVERNMENT CANNOT OR WILL NOT DO SO ON OUR BEHALF.

NAT’L – OPINION – ‘Deep State’ Stockpiles Guns

THE ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE IS NOT BUYING .308-CALIBER RIFLES AND EXPLOSIVES BECAUSE IT EXPECTS A BAD TOMATO WORM SEASON. AS CORONAVIRUS SPREADS, AMERICANS ARE PREPARING FOR THE WORST. PEOPLE ARE DASHING TO THE STORES TO BUY TOILET PAPER, HAND SANITIZER, BREAD, BEANS, SUGAR, CHICKEN, RESPIRATORY MASKS, AMMUNITION AND GUNS. ON MARCH 16, BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR FIREARM PURCHASES WERE UP 300 PERCENT COMPARED WITH THE SAME DAY LAST YEAR, ACCORDING TO FEDERAL DATA SHARED WITH THE NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS FOUNDATION.

NAT’L – OPINION – Does The Second Amendment Protect Gun Stores From Being Closed During The COVID-19 Crisis?

Government officials across the country have ordered “non-essential” businesses to shut their doors. Everyone recognizes that stores selling food, medicine, and gasoline are essential, but what about gun stores? The rules vary widely from state to state and county to county. New Jersey has closed all retail businesses that sell firearms and ammunition. It has also made the background check portal…

KY – OPINION – Gov. Andy: Liquor is ‘life sustaining’ in Kentucky, but so are guns!

There you have it: Beer and wine and liquor ARE “life-sustaining,” Gov. Andy says. During Wednesday’s 5 p.m. Show and Tell with Gov. Andy, he was explaining his latest executive order to close “non-life-sustaining” businesses, when he looked up from his papers and with what sounded like a sigh, a shrug and a hand wave he said: “We have a number of questions about why are liquor stores still open. All…

KY – OPINION – Louisville’s Run On Guns, Ammo And… Inside The Mind Of A Coronavirus Gun Buyer

Keith Searcy was already planning on buying a gun. The 22-year-old New Albany resident has been shooting since he was a teenager and was saving to buy one this summer. Then, the novel coronavirus drove crowds to the grocery stores, and Searcy observed people acting, what he called, “irrational.” Irrational, like storming grocery stores for toilet paper (even though there’s nothing about coronavirus that requires more toilet paper than normal). “I decided…

CA – OPINION – Intrusions on our liberties cannot end soon enough

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti had a message for people who gathered in groups over the weekend at beaches and parks. “We know who you are,” he said. What? What does that mean? Is the city conducting surveillance of residents by capturing the location data from cell phones? Is the mayor demanding records from phone companies? On March 12, my own cell phone received a text informing me that…

NAT’L – OPINION – TAKING AIM: Guns, good and evil

Think for a minute: do we rate the effectiveness of our law enforcement officers based on how many criminals they kill each year? No, we rate them on the crime they prevent and the lives they save by nabbing bad guys (or girls). There are untold numbers of organizations that study or fund studies on gun violence. There are many that study or fund studies on gun protection, measuring…

NAT’L – NEWS/OPINION – Ammunition Permits Mean We Need More Patriots and Less Politicians

AN ISSUE OFTEN DISCUSSED IN THE POLITICAL ARENA IS WHETHER THE GOVERNMENT CAN REQUIRE A PERMIT FOR CITIZENS TO CARRY A FIREARM. SOME SAY THAT THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS THE ONLY PERMIT THAT CITIZENS NEED TO POSSESS WEAPONS, AND OTHERS WANT THE AMENDMENT ABOLISHED. AS A COUNTRY, WE ARE ALREADY OVERREGULATED IN THE FIREARM ARENA, AND NOW AT LEAST ONE POLITICIAN WHO CALLS HIMSELF A REPUBLICAN INTENDS TO REQUIRE A PERMIT FOR AMMUNITION. PENNSYLVANIA STATE REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS MURT (R) REPRESENTS PARTS OF MONTGOMERY AND PHILADELPHIA COUNTIES AND IS PUSHING THE AMMUNITION PERMIT REQUIREMENT FOR THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA.

MN – OPINION – Guns Guide to Liberals

THE DEBATE OVER GUN RIGHTS IN MINNESOTA NEEDS AN OVERHAUL, IN BOTH TONE AND CONTENT. THE PHRASES “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED,” “DON’T TREAD ON ME” AND “MOLON LABE” MAY FEEL GOOD TO WRITE ONLINE, OR SHOUT DURING A RALLY, BUT THEY ARE RATHER UNCONVINCING TO PEOPLE WHO AREN’T ALREADY IN AGREEMENT. AS GUN OWNERS, OUR FIRST GOAL SHOULD BE TO RESPECTFULLY LISTEN TO THE CONCERNS OF OUR FELLOW MINNESOTANS, AND RESPOND PERSONALLY, SAYS AUTHOR OF NEW BOOK, “GUNS GUIDE TO LIBERALS.”

NAT’L –OPINION – Chinese Coronavirus Threat Creates Demand for Guns, Not Gun Control

It seems like only yesterday that Joe Biden was talking about the guns he was going to ban and the gun makers he wanted leftists to be able to sue into oblivion. Then again, it could not have been yesterday, because yesterday gun stores were so overrun with in-person business that they could not answer their phones when people called to see what kind of guns were left on…

NATL – OPINION – Joe Biden’s Plan to Shut Down the Firearms Industry

AS JOE BIDEN AND BERNIE SANDERS CONTINUE TO TRADE BLOWS OVER WHO IS MORE EQUIPPED TO SUPPOSEDLY DELIVER A KNOCKOUT PUNCH TO THE FIREARMS INDUSTRY, THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT HAS ZEROED IN ON THE PROTECTION OF LAWFUL COMMERCE IN ARMS ACT (PLCAA) — THE LAW PREVENTING FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS THAT SEEK TO BLAME MEMBERS OF THE FIREARMS INDUSTRY FOR THE CRIMINAL MISUSE OF LEGAL, LAWFULLY SOLD, NON-DEFECTIVE FIREARMS. BIDEN IS SWINGING WIDE TO DO THIS, MAKING WILD AND FALSE CLAIMS. BEFORE THE DEBATE IN SOUTH CAROLINA, HE TOLD THE STATE’S GUN MANUFACTURERS, “I’M COMING FOR YOU, AND I’M TAKING YOU DOWN.”

Joe Biden and The 25th Amendment — Cynicism Unbound

DAILY CALLER.COM March 12, 2020 – There may be a plot afoot that is more cynical than one we could ever imagine. The Democratic establishment has now lined up behind former Vice President Joe Biden out of fear that a Bernie Sanders candidacy might destroy the Democratic Party for decades, as the George McGovern candidacy did years ago. (Snip)

What…

NAT’L – OPINION – Joe Biden Is Ignorant And Dishonest About Guns, Just Like The Media

Set aside Joe Biden’s weirdly aggressive response to the Detroit auto plant worker who challenged him on gun control policy at a campaign stop yesterday—Biden tells the guy, “you’re full of sh-t,” calls him a “horse’s ass,” and later threatens to slap him in the face—and consider instead how the blue-check media exulted in it. Instead of noting how Biden distorted his record, or that he was factually wrong on…

WA – OPINION – Gun magazine bill would limit right to self-defense

WASHINGTON STATE HOUSE BILL 2947 WOULD DENY LAWFUL CITIZENS THE RIGHT TO USE FOR SELF-DEFENSE — EXCEPT IN THEIR HOME OR ON THEIR PROPERTY — ANY MAGAZINES EXCEEDING 15 ROUNDS. (FACT: THE PARKLAND SHOOTER USED 10-ROUND MAGAZINES DEMONSTRATING INTENT HAS MORE BEARING THAN MAGAZINE CAPACITY.)

NYC – OPINION – Pavlich: Bloomberg again exposes his anti-Second Amendment elitism

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has attempted to portray himself a sane, competent moderate in the current field of Democratic presidential candidates. Despite having little appeal outside of Manhattan, Bloomberg is convinced he can lock down the nomination for president at the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee. But Bloomberg is far from moderate on a number of issues. Worse, he’s a big-government elitist who believes “important”…

MA – OPINION – The gun movement’s logic isn’t exactly bulletproof

IF YOU WANT A CAPSULE - A VISION, REALLY - OF THE COSMIC INCOHERENCE OF THE AMERICAN GUN MOVEMENT, THE APPEARANCE LAST MONTH OF AN 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL BEFORE THE IDAHO STATE LEGISLATURE IS TOUGH TO BEAT. BAILEY NIELSEN ACCOMPANIED HER GRANDFATHER, CHARLES NIELSEN, TO A HEARING ON CONCEALED CARRY IN THE STATE. WEARING A PUFFY GREY WINTER COAT, SKINNY PANTS AND BLACK BOOTS, SHE DRESSED HER AGE. HANGING FROM HER LEFT SHOULDER, ITS BLACK MUZZLE DESCENDING JUST PAST HER RIGHT KNEE AND POINTED AT THE FLOOR, WAS AN AR-15.

NAT’L – OPINION – Added tax on ammunition unfair

I am a 67-year-old retired engineer, U.S. Navy veteran and lifelong outdoors enthusiast. I am a law-abiding, ethical and contributing citizen. I rely on Social Security and private annuity for income, which allows me to live a modest but satisfying lifestyle, much as I did when working. House Bill 5040 is a proposal to levy a 35 percent tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition. This discriminatory and…

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