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West Virginia Democrat Uses Heidi Heitkamp Approach For Talking Gun Control

West Virginia Democrat Uses Heidi Heitkamp Approach For Talking Gun Control

Senator Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who once shot a copy of a cap and trade bill with a rifle in a campaign ad, has been going back and forth on gun rights issues since the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting shoved the issue into the national limelight. First he was pro-gun control, then against

Burglars Target Gun Owner Listed On Newspaper's Database

A seventy year old man and his property put in danger probably because of the political agenda of a newspaper editor? A White Plains residence pinpointed on a controversial handgun permit database was burglarized Saturday, and the burglars’ target was the homeowner’s gun safe. At least two burglars broke into a home on Davis Avenue

Liberal News Anchor Breaks Gun Laws On Television, Gets Off Scott Free

Laws, I guess, are for the little people. And after all, David Gregory is on the right side of this issue. But please note, they’re saying that Gregory will escape prosecution despite clearly breaking the law. Via Legal Insurrection, who has the prosecutor’s whole letter. Having carefully reviewed all of the facts and circumstances of

Shooter Makes Victims Out Of People In Another "Gun Free Zone"

According to breaking news out of California, another school shooting has happened. As of the time of this writing, at least two people are reported as having been shot. More details here. The nasty national debate we’ve been having over gun control is about to get more emotional, and even nastier, I’m afraid. Two things

Five Inconvenient Facts For Gun Control Proponents

Here’s an excellent video from Reason detailing five facts about guns that are pretty devastating to the case for tough new regulations and controls on gun sales, purchases and ownership. First, the violent crime numbers (including numbers for gun violence) have been declining in the Unites States for decades. Second, this decline in crime has

Heidi Heitkamp Isn't Against Gun Control

Senator Heidi Heitkamp has been getting a lot of attention from pro-gun folks because she called the President’s gun control proposals “extreme.” My contention, though, based on Heitkamp’s comments in context is that she’s just posturing. She’s not against gun control. She’s just against being perceived as anti-gun. As proof, there’s this response from Heitkamp’s

Hoeven Goes Wobbly On Gun Control: "I'm Going To Have To See"

It’s no secret that Heidi Heitkamp, despite touting her “A-rating” from the NRA, is wobbly on gun rights issues. Unfortunately, North Dakota’s other Senator John Hoeven hasn’t exactly been outspoken in his support of gun rights either. On January 4th Hoeven appeared on C-Span’s Washington Journal program and was asked about his position on gun

Woman Being Stalked Thanks To Newspaper Disclosing Gun Owner Addresses

Putnam County Clerk Dennis Sant, who is refusing to go along with requests for gun owner data from a newspaper that has already put the home address of tens of thousands of gun owners online, told reporters today that a retired law enforcement officer and a woman who has been the victim of stalking in

Sandy Hook Shooting Sparks Jump In Firearms Sales

The FBI is reporting a big jump in the number of background checks they ran for gun purchases in December, well above the previous month and also well above December of 2011: The FBI reported a record-high number of background checks for firearms purchases in the month of December, in the wake of the massacre

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