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Gun Control Not Stopping Criminals From Getting Guns

Gun Control Not Stopping Criminals From Getting Guns

“You have this paradox in that New Jersey has arguably the toughest gun laws in the nation yet has a city within it that has gun violence at Third World country rates,” Camden County Chief of Police Scott Thomson is quoted as saying in this USA Today story about crime in the City of Camden.

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There Have Been More Than 73 Million Firearm Background Checks Under President Obama

It’s not news that there’s been a huge spike in gun sales under President Obama – Americans have been buying up guns since the earliest days of his term – but it does look as though the trend is slowing a bit towards the end of his time in office: CNS News – There have

New York Times: Ban Background Checks For Applicants

“Sixty-five million Americans have criminal records that might cause them to be denied jobs, even for arrests or minor convictions that occurred in the distant past,” writes The New York Times editorial board. As someone who used to do background checks for a living, I’ll admit that the permanence of our backgrounds in this digital

President Obama's Mentor Bill Ayers: My Bombings Weren't Like The Boston Bombings

Leftist radical and former Weather Underground member Bill Ayers, who was instrumental in the launch of President Obama’s political career, told a crowd recently that his bomb-setting days weren’t anything like what the Tsarnaev brothers did in Boston. Because, uh, reasons? Bill Ayers says people can’t equate the bombings that he and others in the

Study Finds North Dakota Is The "Freest" State In The Union

According to George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, North Dakota is the freest state in the nation: The “Freedom in the 50 States” study measured economic and personal freedom using a wide range of criteria, including tax rates, government spending and debt, regulatory burdens, and state laws covering land use, union organizing, gun control, education choice

ND Republicans Are Squandering The Obamacare Supreme Court Victory

Writing for the American Spectator, David Catron notes that a group of Republican Governors including North Dakota’s Jack Dalrymple are squandering a victory over Obamacare their states won from the Supreme Court. And not only are the squandering it, they’re putting their states in serious fiscal jeopardy long-term: To the disgust of Obamacare’s opponents, however,

North Dakota Democrats Introduce Raft Of Ethics Reforms Both Good And Bad

Last year the Fargo Forum took a bribe from the George Soros-funded Center for Public Integrity to help produce a study claiming North Dakota was one of the states in the nation most at-risk for corruption. How much did the Forum take? They’re not telling, but this ridiculous study also managed to conclude that the

New Jersey Legislature Passes Bill Banning Non-Union Workers From Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Contracts

Hurricane Sandy relief bill was the subject of much political theater as it worked its way through Congress in Washington DC, with local officials including Governor Chris Christie bemoaning delays in assistance for their communities. But in New Jersey the state Senate just passed a bill that will make relief efforts more expensive, and more

Gun Sales Jump in Liberal States

CNS reports that according to FBI statistics gun sales in the US, as measured by background check requests, increased by over 19% in 2012. Only two states, Utah and Iowa, reported a decreased number of requests. Washington D.C. saw the largest year-to-year increase with sales jumping 49.7%. Wisconsin followed with 45.4%, then New Jersey with

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