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If We're Going To Respect Gay Rights, Can We Start Respecting All Rights?

If We're Going To Respect Gay Rights, Can We Start Respecting All Rights?

This tweet sent out by the office of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is ironic given Mayor Bloomberg’s hositilty to the right of the people to buy large sodas and own guns: In the history of the United States, no law limiting the rights of a particular class of people has ever stood the test

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Democrats Have Flexible Principles When It Comes To Gun Control

In terms of the national debate over gun control, Democrats are very much for expanding the regulation of gun ownership and restricting access to guns and ammunition. But when it comes to winning elections Democrats, it seems, are a lot more pliable on the issue. Case in point, Senator Mark Pryor’s efforts to get re-elected

Would Washington DC's Mandatory $250,000 Insurance Policy For Gun Owners Be Constitutional?

The gun grabbers know they don’t have the political horsepower to actually grab the guns. So, instead, they’re just going to make buying, possessing, carrying and using a gun so fraught with red tape and expense that nobody does it. WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — The D.C. Council is considering requiring people to purchase liability insurance before

Pew Credits Decline In Gun Crime To Abortion

Yesterday the anti-gun movement was dealt a stunning blow by the release of a study from the Justice Department indicating that, despite increases in the rate of civilian gun ownership in a growing population, gun crime has declined significantly over the last several decades. In analyzing the study, Pew suggests that a contributing factor in

Pro-Gun Billboard Featuring Native Americans Draws Outrage In Colorado

Proponents of the second amendment talk often of the importance of individual gun ownership as a check against government tyranny. Which is why the history of disarmed peoples being abused by governments – blacks and Native Americans here in the US, to name two examples – is an important one to remember. But a billboard

Why Is Homeland Security Using Four Times More Ammo Than The Army?

In Congress, Rep. Jason Chaffertz is trying to get to the bottom of the Department of Homeland Security’s ammunition stockpiling, and uncovers the fact that the DHS is using about 4.5 times more ammunition for training than the US Army. Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz on Thursday asked Nick Nayak, DHS’ chief procurement officer, a question

Law Enforcement: "You're On Your Own"

In their latest story, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas takes a look at law enforcement’s advice for what to do while you’re in a bad situation and waiting for law enforcement to show up. “You’re on your own,” is the message. Publicly, many law enforcement officials can be quite outspoken against private gun ownership and notions

Anti-Gun Activists Take Aim At Gun Raffles

Earlier this month a gun raffle being held as a fundraiser for the West Fargo Hockey Club drew national attention when anti-gun activists took note of it (ironically enough, the national attention had the side effect of selling a lot of raffle tickets). Now the West Fargo raffle, along with a similar raffle being held

Obama's Cognitive Dissonance On Gun Control

During a “fireside hangout” facilitated by social media, President Obama was asked why his gun control proposals target so-called “assault weapons” but not handguns which are involved in far more crimes and violence? The Presidents response was illuminating, but not in a direct way: During a Google Plus “Fireside Hangout,” Obama was asked why he

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