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Legislation Would Let the Government Seize Guns From People Deemed as Possibly Dangerous

Legislation Would Let the Government Seize Guns From People Deemed as Possibly Dangerous

HB1537, introduced by Rep. Karla Rose Hanson (D-Fargo), is a complicated piece of policy. The crux of it, however, is creating a process whereby a given person’s firearms can be removed from their possession if a family member or a member of law enforcement signs an affidavit saying the person is dangerous. This excerpt from

A "bump stock" device can be attached to a semi-automatic weapon, allowing it to function as an automatic. Special to The Forum

If We Want to Implement a Pointless Ban of Bump Stocks We’re Going to Need New Laws

President Donald Trump’s administration has announced a new ban for bump stocks. These are simple mechanical devices which make it possible to fire semi-automatic firearms more rapidly than you would be able to using only your trigger finger. A device like that was used by the Las Vegas shooter in his deadly attack last year.

Stop Creating False Equivalency Between Lawful Speakers and Those Who Try to Silence Them

Over the weekend there was a demonstration organized by 2nd amendment supporters in opposition to a proposed ballot measure instituting new gun control laws. They held what they branded as a “Liberty or Death” rally outside of Seattle’s city hall. They were targeted by left-wind demonstrators who showed up and tried to disrupt the rally.

Podcast: Are You Afraid of 3D Printed Guns?

We talked about the controversy over 3D printed guns on the radio show today. Also Daryl Lies from the North Dakota Farm Bureau joined to talk about China, trade, and the “farmer bailout.” Annette Meeks from the Minnesota Freedom Foundation was also on to discuss the issue of work requirements for food stamps in the

People gather in front of the stage before the start of the March for Our Lives rally on Saturday in Washington. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Salwan Georges

Anti-Gun Parkland Students Expected to Visit Fargo/Moorhead, Bismarck, and Standing Rock This Month

This summer some of the students from Parkland High School, those who are now being used in messaging campaigns by the gun control movement, will be taking a bus tour through the midwest to bring their anti-gun narrative to the heartland. There are going to be at least a few stops in our area later

Kevin Cramer, surrounded by family and supporters, accepts the ND Republican endorsement for the US Senate Saturday, April 7, at the ND Republican convention. (Eric Hylden / Forum News Service)

Rep. Cramer Signs Letter Urging End to Federal Contract With Citibank Due to Restrictions on Gun Sales

“Citigroup Inc (C.N) added restrictions on firearms sales for new retail-sector clients, the Wall Street bank said on Thursday, the strongest move to date by a major U.S. lender following last month’s high school shooting in Florida,” Reuters reported last month. Here’s what the bank is doing specifically: In an emailed statement Citi said it

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is cheered on by delegates at her nomination for the Senate Saturday at the North Dakota Democratic convention. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Would Senator Heitkamp Support the Use of Secret Lists to Deny Women Abortions?

It’s an election year, and Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp is facing re-election in an increasingly red state as one of the most endangered incumbents in the Senate. So now Heitkamp is suddenly talking about the importance of the 2nd amendment. Because that sort of thing will play well in North Dakota which has (according to

Students from across the Twin Cities marched from St. Paul Central High School to the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul to demonstrate against gun violence Wednesday, March 7, 2018. (Jean Pieri / Pioneer Press)

Why Do We Need Facts and Reason When We Can Just Feel Things?

My print column last Sunday made two points. First, that schools shouldn’t have excused students for the anti-gun protests. Second that the argument the students were making – that America is more violent with more gun crimes and more school shootings – is wrong based on the data. There have been a lot of rebuttals

Senator Heidi Heitkamp (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)

Senator Heitkamp Wants to Deny People Their Gun Rights by Putting Them on a Government List

No doubt under fire from her left-wing base on the gun control issue, Senator Heidi Heitkamp has decided to trot out a bad idea she’s backed previously. Namely, denying people their civil rights simply because the government puts them on a list Which, to be fair, is not far off from President Trump said gun

Protesters demonstrate in the Not One More rally for gun legislation, held at the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Feb. 17, 2018. Since Wednesday, when a gunman killed 14 students and three staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., teenage voices have resonated where those of longtime politicians have largely fallen flat. (Saul Martinez/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

The Argument for Gun Control Is Myopic and Shallow

Over the weekend the Fargo Forum published an editorial calling for the reinstatement of an assault weapons ban that was as shallow as it was myopic. “There is no legitimate civilian use for guns like the AR-15,” the paper writes. There are millions upon millions of Americans who own AR-15 rifles, and equivalent firearms, who might

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