Tag: Gun Control

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The big shocker of this election was the collapse of the ‘Blue Wall’ in the upper Midwest and Pennsylvania. For the first time in decades, a Democrat presidential candidate lost the reliably blue states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania and the purplish state of Ohio. Not only did this cost Hillary Clinton the White House, […]

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dressing-concealed-carry-gun“Guns are the gateway drug to freedom.” — Stephen Kruiser

We’re in a presidential election where one of the candidates is proud that the National Rifle Association and others opposes her efforts to change the meaning of the Second Amendment and impose the “Australian model” of gun control on the US.

American gun owners are, for the most part, allied against Hillary’s attempts to move the right of self-defense from an individual right to a duty that belongs to the state. We’re mobilized, and we’re spreading the word about what responsible gun ownership looks like.

Gun Rights Policy Conference Live Feed, Day One

 

I’m in Tampa, Florida this weekend for the 31st Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference, put on by The Second Amendment Foundation. Gov. Rick Scott is scheduled to kick things off at 8:15 am or so, and then there will be speeches and seminars by notable figures in the Second Amendment movement such as Alan Gottlieb, Alan Gura, and John Lott.

This year looks to be especially interesting, as Florida Open Carry, the NRA and others are on verge of enacting some new gun laws that are being blocked in the Florida Legislature, (by a “Republican”, no less). And having an conference like this in Florida, where the revolution in concealed carry began over 20 years ago, will help advance the cause of freedom and get our laws on-par with other, more gun-friendly states.

Obama’s Partisan Memorial Speech in Dallas

 

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Obama DallasYesterday, a memorial was held in Dallas for Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa, the five police officers killed in last week’s shooting. President Obama spoke, as did former President George W. Bush.

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When posing this question back in December, I had no idea it would be so tremendously influential </sarc>….or even possible? In an environment where one’s means to provide for his/her own safety and personal protection are demonstrably curtailed by State Law or even Local Ordinance, and since police apparently have no such duty, who retains […]

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In the wake of the Orlando mass terror attack, the usual, predictable response of Hillary (and Obama) was to follow Rahm Emanuel’s advice about not wasting a crisis, and to politicize it. Both tried to distract from the reality of another mass murder by Islamist terrorists by using it as a pretext for gun control: […]

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The Left’s reaction to the Orlando shooting has been demoralizing in the extreme. Their tired responses to the most deadly terror attack in the US since September 11, 2001 seem to be shaped by the same inflexible, deluded theorizing that they trot out after every such tragic outrage: The same PC denial of the shooter’s […]

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Stephen Hayes just said what I was thinking, that Trump’s speech got under Obama’s skin. As usual after a terror attack, at first we only saw the ‘no-drama Obama.’ After all, he only shows any passion when denouncing his domestic critics or opponents. When James Foley was beheaded, Obama’s response was (as quoted from this […]

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Where do we draew the line with weapons? I live in NJ, a state that has draconian gun control laws. E.g.-When a security officer with a license to carry was stopped for a routine traffic violation, he did the conscientious thing and told the officer he had a gun with him. However, in NJ, a […]

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From Hillary Clinton’s speech following the Orlando shootings: Now, I know some will say that assault weapons and background checks are totally separate issues having nothing to do with terrorism. Well, in Orlando and San Bernardino terrorists used assault weapons, the AR-15. And they used it to kill Americans. That was the same assault weapon […]

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Survivors Know the Gun Blame Game

 

On Nov. 8, 1998, my parents were both killed by a single .22 caliber gunshot wound to the head. My father fired both bullets. At no time did it occur to me to blame the weapon, nor has it since. My father murdered my mother and then turned the weapon on himself, leaving no note or message of any kind. So I guess I have a unique perspective on the topic of guns and “gun control.”

Although my father murdered my mother with a .22 rifle, do you think it matters to me how he did it? More importantly, if you think he wouldn’t have done it without a gun, you know little of human nature.

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Original post here. The gist is, I’m of two minds about the issue of unfettered gun ownership and would like to hear from conservatives a clear, reasoned response to objections made by those who want to limit or curtail guns in the hands of the public. I had to go to dinner and hadn’t yet gotten […]

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I’m a conservative with carefully thought out positions on a range of issues, but I still don’t know what I should believe about guns and gun control. Guns are typically a loaded issue for citizens on the spectrum from gun collectors to those who equate gun ownership with impending murder. But this is not a trigger topic for me, […]

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An example of the people who want to define “Common Sense Gun Laws”   Kathy Witkowski-Jacobs, a self-identified “hippie” from Arlington who requested to be referred to as “Mama Nanny Cat Dog,” was the lone protestor to show up outside the store. At her feet was a plate of food somebody at NOVA Armory had […]

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The Issues That Matter to Gun Owners, Part One

 

Fshutterstock_3306466irearms owners are becoming an increasingly-important voting bloc in center-right politics, and it’s important to discuss and define what specific issues and laws are important to today’s gun owners in this upcoming election. With that in mind, I reached out to some of the people who defined “Gun Culture 2.0” in order to get their opinions on the legal matters of today which matter to gun owners, and this was their response.

The Supreme Court 
The recent ruling in the case of Commonwealth v. Caetano sent shockwaves through the gun community. In a stunning unanimous decision, the highest court in the land (literally) laid down the law, telling lawmakers in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that yes, the Second Amendment applied to more than just muskets and it also covers the right of the citizens to own guns for their own use, not necessarily as part of a state militia. This ruling, an important win for the pro-gun rights movement, highlights the importance of who is sitting on the Supreme Court. With an open vacancy and the potential for more openings in the next four years, it is vitally important to gun owners that the next President appoints a person to the Court who will defend our innate right to self-defense and the heritage of firearms ownership in the United States.

From the Editors’ Desk: Clinton vs. the NRA?

 

shutterstock_211678324Via the WSJ, Hillary Clinton is doubling down on her anti-Second Amendment message:

Durham, N. C.—Hillary Clinton is making gun violence a central theme of her campaign, becoming the first leading presidential candidate to directly confront the National Rifle Association without the cover of a hunting license. She is holding town halls with a group known as the Mothers of the Movement, composed of mothers of victims of “gun violence, police and racially charged incidents,” including Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager fatally shot by a white neighborhood-watch volunteer in 2012. In Ohio, six leaders of the group, all of whom lost children in high-profile shootings or police altercations, are set to campaign on her behalf again this weekend in Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, ahead of Tuesday’s Democratic primary.

And while this may be smart politics in the Democratic primaries, she may find herself downrange of one of the most powerful and effective lobbies in the land come the general election: