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Current defensive uses are more telling and reveal that assault weapons are hardly used for self-defensive purposes. The 1995 study claimed that about 2 million self-defense tactics were used, but current studies show that the number of guns used in self-defense was close to zero. The current studies were based on hospital records and included
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When Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse addressed the Senate on Jan. 6 just after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, he said grandly, “America isn’t Hatfields and McCoys, blood feud forever.” Oh no? I wish C-SPAN had cut to the face of West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III. The people of Appalachia don’t always take
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Joe Biden recently announced he would nominate gun control activist and lobbyist David Chipman for Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). Chipman’s hostility towards the Second Amendment and his work for a national gun control organization disqualifies him from serving as the Director of the ATF. Make no mistake, David
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Yesterday, the General Assembly adjourned sine die from its 2021 session. During this session, strong efforts by NRA and its members, along with state affiliate Maryland State Rifle & Pistol Association, ensured that no new gun control passed. Senate Bill 624, and companion House Bill 638, along with House Bill 1291, were considered essentially dead
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Despite COVID-19 lockdowns, gun violence killed nearly 20,000 Americans in 2020, according to data from the Gun Violence Archive, more than any other year in at least two decades. (preventioninstitute.org/Michael Flesman)  By Roz Brown, Public News Service – TX – Producer, Contact April 12, 2021 AUSTIN, Texas — A 10-day road trip by gun-control advocates, calling
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Today, the Colorado Senate passed anti-gun legislation, House Bill 1106, sending it to the desk of Governor Jared Polis.  It is more important than ever that NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters contact Governor Polis and ask them to VETO House Bill 1106. House Bill 1106 imposes government-mandated standards for storing firearms, rendering a person’s firearm
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Last week, the Assembly Public Safety Committee voted to pass Assembly Bill 1223, to place an additional excise tax on firearms and ammunition, and Assembly Bill 311, to restrict firearm “precursor parts” from display or sale at gun shows. The committee sent AB 1223 to the Revenue and Tax Committee, and AB 311 to the Appropriations Committee for
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On Saturday, the Legislature adjourned sine die from its 2021 session. During this session, they passed a number of bills advancing Second Amendment rights for the benefit of law-abiding citizens, and sent them to Governor Jim Justice for his signature. Senate Bill 263 allows online raffles to benefit charitable and public service organizations. Senate Bill
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Tomorrow, the Shreveport City Council is expected to consider an anti-gun ordinance that flies in the face of Louisiana’s firearm preemption laws.  Caddo Parish residents are encouraged to contact the City Council and ask them to OPPOSE this anti-gun ordinance. The proposed ordinance requires any handgun left in a vehicle to be locked, making it unavailable for use in
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House Bill 1911, by Rep. James White (R-Woodville), and House Bill 1927, by Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler), NRA-backed permitless carry proposals that would allow law-abiding citizens to carry a handgun without a state-issued License To Carry (LTC), have been reported out of the House committee but have not yet been scheduled for debate on the House floor.  It’s time for Texas to join the
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More often than anyone might think, ample grounds exist for wondering why anyone would want to be president of the United States. Yes, there’s the glory of being elected to occupy the country’s most powerful office, hearing “Hail to the Chief,” receiving military salutes, and being called “Mr. President.” One presides over elegant state dinners.
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US President Joe Biden has announced a series of executive orders to tackle what he called “the epidemic” of gun violence in the United States, claiming that the proposed actions do not violate the Second Amendment. In an interview with Sputnik, Allen West, Texas Republican Party chairman and National Rifle Association (NRA) board member, argues
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Just as one of the major storylines of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 was President Donald Trump facing off against Democratic governors like Andrew Cuomo and Gavin Newson, much of the current political wrangling over COVID is being framed as President Biden urging caution versus GOP governors, like Florida’s Ron DeSantis and Texas’s Greg Abbott,
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WASHINGTON — In the first two months of President Joe Biden’s administration, many of the nation’s most powerful gun violence prevention groups were dismayed with the leadership of the man they thought was going to be their strongest champion. While they were receiving private meetings, they felt American gun deaths were placed on the back-burner by
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