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Medal of Honor Recipient Dakota Meyer Demands ‘Full Institution’ of 2nd Amendment in Wake of Chattanooga Attack

Found here on FreeBeacon.com U.S. Marine Dakota Meyer, who received the Medal of Honor in 2011 for his service in Afghanistan, called for “a full institution of the 2nd Amendment” following the attacks on two Chattanooga, Tennessee military centers in a Facebook post Thursday. “I carry a firearm with me at all times legally under the conceal and […]
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Concealed-carry handgun permits soar as murder rate drops, study claims

Found here on FoxNews.com A report from a prominent economist finds that the number of permits to carry concealed handguns has skyrocketed by 178 percent in the last eight years, even as the murder rate has dropped. The figures, cited in a study by the Philadelphia-based Crime Prevention Research Center, is evidence that legally-possessed handguns […]
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Maine Governor LePage signs NRA-backed bill for Permitless carry

Found here: nraila.org Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association won another victory for gun owners today as Maine Gov. Paul LePage signed Legislative Document 652 into law, allowing anyone over the age of 21 to carry concealed without a permit. “Maine now joins an ever-growing number of states in passing permitless carry,” said Chris […]
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Do Gun Rights Arguments Really Need Context?

Found here: bearingarms.com by Jenn Jacques Every once in a while, an article is written by a blogger or journalist that demonstrates exactly how idiotic gun control talking points can be. Much to my surprise, this morning I came across such an article on The Blaze, one of my go-to news sources at the start of […]
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Black gun rights advocate challenges Obama’s call after church shooting

Found here: washingtontimes.com by Valerie Richardson President Obama and other black leaders called for tighter access to firearms last week in reaction to the mass shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, but not Kenn Blanchard. A former Marine, Christian pastor and author of “Black Man with a Gun,” Mr. Blanchard wants […]
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The Supreme Court Misses an Opportunity to Defend the 2nd Amendment

Found here on Townhall.com This week, the Supreme Court passed up an opportunity to get the government out of the bedroom. Counterintuitively, the case involved an ordinance adopted by the famously tolerant and progressive city of San Francisco eight years ago. The puzzle is solved when you learn that the ordinance deals with guns, tools […]
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Meet Michael Bloomberg: Social Scientist

Found here on americas1stfreedom.org Gun-ban advocates rant and rave about the need for more “research” on what they like to refer to as the “growing trend of gun violence”—publicly funded research, of course. Their calls to renew funding for the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct anti-gun research in the name of […]
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California’s gun owners, and their guns, are here to stay.

Found here on reason.com California is a state where officials pride themselves on tightening the screws on gun owners. The state even spends tens of millions of dollars it doesn’t really have to stumble its way through an ill-conceived scheme to confiscate guns from people over felony convictions, varieties of mental illness, drug use, domestic […]
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Ted Cruz says Soldiers Should be Allowed to Carry Firearms on Base

Found here on The Washington Times Sen. Ted Cruz is asking lawmakers to consider allowing troops to carry personal firearms on base for protection, reviving a fight that has previously been a nonstarter with Congress after military leaders said they didn’t support the change. While many lawmakers said Tuesday they were open to having a […]
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Column: Rubio trying to restore 2nd Amendment rights of Washington DC residents

Found here: thegunwriter.blogs.heraldtribune.com by Lee Williams Washington D.C. residents have never had any real Second Amendment rights, in a city where the violent crime rate is more than three times the national average, according to FBI’s Uniform Crime Report data. Unless a resident has money and/or political influence, the ability to legally carry a firearm […]
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Gun Registration Is The First Step Towards Disarming The People

Found here: dailycaller.com by Pierreguy Veer Based on media reports, the Canadian province of Quebec is going to descend into chaos very soon. The Supreme Court ruled last week that data from its gun registry could be destroyed. It didn’t take long before the media started interviewing victims of the Polytechnique School, where 14 women […]
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BOB COSTAS: DID FOUNDERS WANT US BUYING ‘COP-KILLER, ARMOR PIERCING BULLETS?’

Found here: breitbart.com by Awr Hawkins On the March 20 episode of Real Time With Bill Maher, NBC Sportscaster Bob Costas laughed off criticism of his many pro-gun control comments and added to them by asking if people really believe the Founding Fathers wanted “private citizens… to purchase cop-killer, armor-piercing bullets” and an “AK-47″? Maher opened […]
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Gun control advocates lose another round with departure of ATF chief

Found here: news.yahoo.com by Brad Knickerbocker of The Christian Science Monitor The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has never been a favorite with gun rights groups or their champions on Capitol Hill. To put it mildly. The departure of ATF Director B. Todd Jones this week was “to pursue other opportunities […]
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GABBY GIFFORDS: THE GUN CONTROL MOVEMENT’S HUMAN SHIELD

Found here: breitbart.com by Awr Hawkins On March 4 Breitbart News reported on Gabby Giffords’ renewed push to extend background checks to gun shows so that everyone has to pass the same background check her attacker passed. Media outlets and gun control proponents went apoplectic, exposing the fact that they had assumed Giffords would be able […]
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CPAC 2015: THE HISTORY OF GUN CONTROL

Found here: breitbart.com by Warner Todd Huston The history of gun control is one of a constant shift in focus, CPAC attendees learned at a breakout session on Saturday. Anti-gun advocates have moved from a steady push to cancel the Second Amendment on the federal level, to shifting to state level campaigns, and in some cases […]
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