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White House defends Obama skeet shooting photo
02/06/2013 09:28 AM
The White House was still answering for "skeet-gate" Monday following a photo released late Friday of President Barack Obama shooting skeet in August 2012. "Why did the White House decide to release the skeet shooting photos three days before this trip?" a reporter asked White House press secretary Jay Carney during Monday's briefing aboard Air Force One. The president was en route to Minnesota, where he's delivering remarks on gun violence. Read More...
Bruce Willis: Don't infringe on Second Amendment
02/06/2013 09:05 AM
Bruce Willis says he's against new gun control laws that could infringe on Second Amendment rights. The "Die Hard" star also dismisses any link between Hollywood shootouts and real-life gun violence. Read More...
Senator Puts Forward Bill Requiring Parents to Report to Schools If They Own Firearms
02/05/2013 01:27 PM
A Missouri Democrat wants to force parents to inform school officials of firearms ownership. “We are not trying to take away anyone’s gun, period,” State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal told KMOV in St. Louis. “We’re not even asking what kind of gun you have. We want the school district to be able to say, ‘you know what, there are some really terrible things going on right now,’ and we need to be able to talk to the parent that we know they have a gun and make sure that there is security, that this gun is stored securely.” Read More...
Court: NY Times's Request for New York City Gun Owners Violates Law
02/05/2013 01:01 PM
A New York appellate court has ruled that the New York Times's request for a list of gun owners in New York City, under the Freedom of Information Law, violates the state's statute. The ruling overturns in part a lower court's ruling.  Read More...
Judge Napolitano on Pleas for Federal Help in Dealing With Chicago Murders: ‘This Would Fundamentally Alter Relationship Between Federal Gov’t and States’
02/05/2013 10:18 AM
Murders are skyrocketing in Chicago with the rate increasing from 435 in 2011 to 506 in 2012. In January 2013 alone, there were 42 murders. The increased violence has led Reverend Jesse Jackson to plead for federal intervention. To make matters worse, the Chicago Police Department says it is no longer resourced to take every 911 call, making it clear that they’ll need to prioritize requests for help. Read More...
Legal Gun Carrier Arrested For Carrying Gun
02/04/2013 02:10 PM
It’s good that there is a growing number of sheriffs and state sheriff associations around the country that are banding together in their opposition to the Obama administration’s gun-grabbing agenda. But there are still some cops out there that just don’t get it.  Read More...
Florence student suspended over picture of gun
02/04/2013 11:28 AM
A high school student in Florence said he has been suspended because of a picture of a gun. Daniel McClaine Jr., a freshman at Poston Butte High School, said he saved the picture as his desktop background on his school-issued computer.  Read More...
VIDEO: Washington city councilman walks out on Veteran because he’s concealed carrying
02/01/2013 10:01 AM
Washington State City Councilman Richard D. Almberg walks out of a council meeting because a veteran is concealed carrying. This was shortly after he introduced a motion to have the veteran removed from the premises. The motion was voted down, so Councilman Almberg walked out. Read More...
Contrary to Danny Glover, The Second Amendment Was Not Ratified to Preserve Slavery
02/01/2013 09:12 AM
An article at Truth Out by Thom Hartmann argues that the Second Amendment was ratified to preserve slavery, particularly to empower the state militia that used arms to enforce the institution through slave patrols. I wrote to Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, an historian who has written at some length about the history of American militia and whose working paper Deadweight Loss and the American Civil War: The Political Economy of Slavery, Secession, and Emancipation extensively discusses slave patrols as a key method by which slaveowners socialized the costs of slavery’s enforcement. Read More...
A (Brief) People’s History of Gun Control
02/01/2013 08:39 AM
From its very beginning, gun control — the attempt to regulate the possession of means of self-defense by the ordinary populace — has been closely associated with class rule and the class state. Read More...


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