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NAT’L – OPINION – James Gill: Jefferson shootout makes a case for gun control, and against it. Here’s why.

Now that Joe Biden is president, gun control is back on the agenda, so here we go again. What Biden regards as “common-sense” restrictions will strike a comfortable majority in Louisiana as a commie assault on precious constitutional liberties. There is, however, room for rational compromise. Even the gun lobby’s all-time favorite jurist, the late Antonin Scalia, opined that the right to bear arms is “not unlimited.” Biden’s call…

DC – OPINION – Biden and Congress need to tackle the gun violence crisis — before it’s too late

Last month, President Joe Biden took the oath of office and vowed to guide our nation through the many crises we face. Since then, he has wasted no time in getting to work on the pandemic, our crippled economy, racial injustice, and the global climate crisis. But of all the many issues on Biden’s agenda, there’s one that has received little air time: gun safety. With Democrats in control of the White…

VA – OPINION – Result of more gun control? More guns

FREE LANCE-STAR – Feb. 26, 2021 – Here we go again. In January, after President Biden promised to back stricter federal gun control measures, the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted 4.3 million background checks nationwide for people who wanted to purchase a firearm. That’s a 79 percent increase over the number of background checks the FBI processed in January…

NAT’L – OPINION – An unholy trinity led to the Capital Riots: Fake news, fanaticism and a fetish for guns.

An unholy trinity of fake news, fanaticism and gun fetishism converged on Jan. 6 in a uniquely American threat to American democracy. Police were outnumbered and overwhelmed that day by a violent mob at the U.S. Capitol itself. Law enforcement officials were hesitant to use the lethal force entrusted to them to protect the nation’s legislators, at least partly because they feared provoking a hail of return fire from the crowd.

NAT’L – OPINION – Why We’re Not Prepared to Prosecute White Nationalist Violence

In the wake of the devastating January 6th attack on the Capitol, White nationalist domestic terrorism, once relegated to the political extreme, is now mainstream. Under the guise of stopping the spurious ‘steal’ of the 2020 presidential election, individuals and groups subscribing to a combination of an antigovernment mindset, racism, belief in one of the many racist theologies based on White supremacy, and a conspiratorial worldview convulsed that day…

KY – OPINION – Why I’m still not worried about Biden’s “gun control” proposals.

WORRIES THAT THE INCOMING BIDEN/HARRIS ADMINISTRATION WOULD — OR, RATHER, COULD — SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENT A MORE AGGRESSIVE VICTIM DISARMAMENT AGENDA THAN PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATIONS.

AR – OPINION – Gun run infuses cash into wildlife conservation

FOR A MULTITUDE OF REASONS, THERE IS A BULL MARKET FOR FIREARMS, AMMUNITION AND RELOADING SUPPLIES. ACCORDING TO A RECENT ARTICLE, AMERICANS BOUGHT MORE THAN 4.1 MILLION FIREARMS IN JANUARY, A 60% INCREASE FROM DECEMBER. TOTAL GUN SALES IN 2020 WERE NEARLY 39.7 MILLION, ITSELF A 40% INCREASE FROM 2019.

NAT’L – OPINION – A lesson in language before gun control edicts

THOSE WHO BELIEVE THAT GUNS CAN AND SHOULD BE CONTROLLED IN OUR SOCIETY LIKE AUTOMOBILES ARE MISSING NOT ONLY THE APPROPRIATE USE OF OUR LANGUAGE BUT ALSO WHAT IS ACTUALLY IN OUR CONSTITUTION. EACH TIME WE SEE GUNS AND AUTOMOBILES COMPARED LIKE APPLES TO APPLES WE CRINGE.

OR – OPINION – The dangerous evolution of the ‘gun nut’

When I was a young man growing up in rural Oregon, there was a term for people like me: gun nut. By my 20s I had a sizable collection of rifles, pistols and shotguns. Some people I knew had a “pre-64” Winchester, a rifle renowned for its quality. Or they had a Browning Auto 5, a beautiful shotgun. A friend had 10 of those in various gauges. But gun…

TN – OPINION – The White Oak Mountain Rides Again – All This For A Duck

The recent horrific news of the deaths at Reelfoot Lake in the Northwest corner of our state washed over all hunters in waves of shock and sadness. We probably will never know exactly why or how these deeply tragic and sad events unfolded but I must confess that somewhere deep in my gut I didn’t find this sort of madness surprising. If you have any experience with hunting public…

NAT’L – OPINION – Encrypted Gun Registry: How to Preserve the Second Amendment?

WHENEVER THE ISSUE OF FIREARMS OWNERSHIP IS BROUGHT UP, THOSE ON BOTH SIDES DIG IN AND THERE IS LITTLE WAY TO TRULY FIND COMPROMISE. SUPPORTERS OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT OFTEN ALREADY COMPLAIN THAT THEIR RIGHTS HAVE BEEN ERODED. WHILE THE SECOND AMENDMENT MAY READ, “CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW…” THE TRUTH IS THAT THERE HAS BEEN LEGISLATION THAT LIMITS FIREARMS OWNERSHIP INCLUDING THE NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT OF 1934, THE GUN CONTROL ACT OF 1968 AND THE FIREARM OWNERS PROTECTION ACT OF 1986.

NAT’L – OPINION – Seeking To Overthrow Government, ‘Boogaloo Bois’ Have Guns — And Criminal Records

HOURS AFTER THE ATTACK ON THE CAPITOL ENDED, A GROUP CALLING ITSELF THE LAST SONS OF LIBERTY POSTED A BRIEF VIDEO TO PARLER, THE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM, THAT APPEARED TO SHOW MEMBERS OF THE ORGANIZATION DIRECTLY PARTICIPATING IN THE UPRISING. FOOTAGE SHOWED SOMEONE WITH A SHAKY SMARTPHONE CHARGING PAST THE METAL BARRICADES SURROUNDING THE BUILDING. OTHER CLIPS SHOW RIOTERS PHYSICALLY BATTLING WITH BATON-WIELDING POLICE ON THE WHITE MARBLE STEPS JUST OUTSIDE THE CAPITOL. SEE STORY.

WA – OPINION – Misguided magazine bans devalue the protection of innocent lives

WASHINGTON STATE LAWMAKERS MADE THEIR LATEST MOVE TO BAN STANDARD CAPACITY MAGAZINES IN WASHINGTON, BUT STILL NEED TO ANSWER A HARD QUESTION. WHY DO THEY WANT TO GIVE CRIMINALS AN ADVANTAGE OVER THE LAW ABIDING CITIZENS OF THE STATE? STATE SENATORS FILED SB 5078 TO MAKE IT A CRIME TO MANUFACTURE, POSSESS, DISTRIBUTE, IMPORT, SELL, PURCHASE, OR TRANSFER A FIREARM MAGAZINE WITH A CAPACITY GREATER THAN 10 ROUNDS. THAT’S A MAJORITY OF MAGAZINES FOR COMMON PISTOLS AND RIFLES USED IN PERSONAL PROTECTION AND SELF-DEFENSE, CONSERVATIVELY ESTIMATED TO BE OVER 200 MILLION IN CIRCULATION NATIONWIDE

CO – OPINION – Where you going with that gun, bud?

EVEN IN COLORADO’S CONSERVATIVE COMMUNITIES $266 MILLION IN TAX REVENUE FROM SELLING MARIJUANA IS HARD FOR THE STATE TO RESIST. BUT WHAT ABOUT STONER GUN OWNERS? IT TURNS OUT THAT FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS MARIJUANA USERS FROM OWNING GUNS OR AMMUNITION. YOU CAN BE A DERANGED LUNATIC AND OWN AN ASSAULT RIFLE, BUT YOU CANNOT USE ANY FORM OF MARIJUANA AND LEGALLY POSSESS ANY GUN.

NAT’L – OPINION – Higher Gun Sales Partly Due to ‘Spotty Unrest’

ON SATURDAY, THE HILL REPORTED ON THE RECORD SURGE IN FIREARM SALES AND SUGGESTED THAT “SPOTTY UNREST” SINCE THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IS A PARTIAL FACTOR IN THE RUSH TO BUY A FIREARM. THE COLUMN IN THE HILL, WRITTEN BY JORDAN WILLIAMS, OPENED WITH: “GUN SALES ARE ON THE RISE ACROSS THE U.S. WITH SOME EXPERTS PREDICTING THAT GUN REFORM POLICIES CHAMPIONED BY THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION AS WELL AS THE CONTINUING UNCERTAINTY AROUND THE PANDEMIC WILL KEEP GUN SALES HIGH IN 2021.”

WA – OPINION – Leave firearms out of protests, public spaces

KYLE RITTENHOUSE, A 17-YEAR-OLD ILLINOIS RESIDENT, CROSSED STATE LINES, ARMED WITH AN AR-15-STYLE RIFLE, AND IS ALLEGED TO HAVE KILLED TWO PROTESTERS ON AUG. 25 IN KENOSHA, WIS., FOLLOWING THE POLICE SHOOTING AS WE’VE SEEN THROUGHOUT LAST YEAR’S UNREST AND UP TO THE JAN. 6 RIOT AT THE U.S. CAPITOL, PUBLIC DEMONSTRATIONS — WHERE PASSIONS AND PERSONAL CONVICTIONS WERE ALREADY RUNNING HOT — BECAME AN EVEN MORE VOLATILE AND TOO OFTEN DEADLY MIX WHEN FIREARMS AND OTHER WEAPONS WERE BRANDISHED. OF A BLACK MAN TWO DAYS EARLIER. RITTENHOUSE, WHO HAS CLAIMED SELF-DEFENSE, HAS SAID HE WENT TO THE KENOSHA DEMONSTRATIONS TO PROTECT PRIVATE PROPERTY. HE IS OUT ON BAIL, AWAITING TRIAL.

NAT’L – OPINION – Gun Control Group Has a Racist Take on Black and Brown Gun Owners

THE VIOLENCE POLICY CENTER (VPC) ON MONDAY RELEASED A 39-PAGE REPORT ABOUT THE NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS FOUNDATION (NSSF), THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION (NRA) AND THE GUN INDUSTRY AS A WHOLE. THE GUN CONTROL GROUP TAKES ISSUE WITH THE NSSF AND NRA "TARGETING" BLACKS AND LATINOS AS FIRST-TIME GUN OWNERS. "IN ITS MARKETING EFFORTS TO COMMUNITIES OF COLOR, THE GUN INDUSTRY FREQUENTLY FOCUSES ON THE SELF-DEFENSE USE OF FIREARMS, DESPITE THE THE FACT THAT GUNS ARE RARELY USED TO STOP CRIMES OR KILL CRIMINALS AND ARE FAR MORE LIKELY TO BE USED IN HOMICIDES, SUICIDES, OR FATAL UNINTENTIONAL SHOOTINGS," THE REPORT STATED.

WV – OPINION – Getting a bead on 2021

REMINGTON IS THE OLDEST FIREARMS COMPANY IN AMERICA. SPEAKING FOR MYSELF, I WOULD LOVE TO SEE IT SURVIVE. DURING THE BREAKUP OF REMINGTON, THE AMMUNITION SIDE OF THE COMPANY WAS BOUGHT BY VISTA, THE COMPANY THAT OWNS FEDERAL AMMUNITION, AND FROM WHAT I CAN TELL REMINGTON AMMUNITION (KNOWN AS “BIG GREEN”) WILL SOON BE CRANKING OUT AMMO IN THE GREEN BOX. WORD ON THE STREET IS THAT THE FEDERAL PEOPLE MEAN BUSINESS AND REMINGTON WILL BE MAKING AMMO UNDER ITS OWN NAME.

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