Tag Archives: 2nd amendment

M&R Photography

Jeff Bishop: Debunking Some Gun Control Talking Points

Jeff Bishop: Debunking Some Gun Control Talking Points

Gun control is a topic nearly all people hate. Brits universally despise the notion that anyone should have a right to own a weapon for self-defense, and can barely fathom the notion that anyone would want to. Americans are split on the issue. One believes we could pass a law tomorrow mimicking Britain’s gun laws


James Kerian: No Endgame For A Gun Control Movement Making No Progress

The violent crime rate is dropping.  The murder rate is dropping. Incidents of mass murder in the U.S. declined from 42 in the 1990s to 26 in the first decade of this century.  Another such incident occurred last week, however, so the left-wing outrage machine is gearing up for another fundraising scheme political campaign to be

Tribune Building

Bismarck Tribune Editorial About Gun Law Is Factually Inaccurate

UPDATE: As it happens, Governor Dalrymple signed this bill into law today. Last week lawmakers sent HB1241 to Governor Jack Dalrymple. The bill is something of a cleanup of current code governing guns and concealed carry permits, clarifying some issues around short barrel guns and tasers and also clarifying some of the places where concealed carry


Video: Democrat Lawmaker Says Concealed Carry Bill Will “Open Up The Door To Terrorists”

HB1241 is legislation that cleans up and simplifies North Dakota law governing concealed carry. As amended it makes a number of changes to the law such as expanding concealed carry in establishments that sell alcohol. Currently you can’t carry in any establishment that serves alcohol. Under HB1241, you can conceal carry in establishments that serve

Imitation handgun shop, fake guns, Istanbul, Turkey

Matt Evans: A Good Week For Gun Rights In The North Dakota House

This week, 3 different bills that I’d characterize as “pro gun owner” passed the North Dakota House of Representatives.  Here’s my run down. HB1219 seems like a pretty low impact bill.  It makes some minor clarifications about how violent felons may or may not have their gun rights restored, and clarifies some timelines and procedures


Democrats Fight To Keep ND Gun Laws Complicated: “Bullets Don’t Discriminate”

A bill introduced by Rep. Ben Koppelman (R-Fargo) to allow politicians to carry concealed in public buildings failed on a narrow margin earlier this morning, but another bill he introduced to simplify gun laws and expand carry rights had more success. Democrats weren’t too enthused with it, but it passed on a largely party-line vote


North Dakota Highway Patrol: Only Criminals Should Carry Guns On Public Property

Rep. Ben Koppleman has introduced legislation – HB1157 – which would exempt elected officials from state laws banning concealed carry on public property. As I’ve written previously, I’m not a fan of the bill, only because I have a principled objection to creating extra rights for certain classes of citizens. If the political class can


ND Lawmakers Will Consider Bill Legalizing Concealed Carry In Schools

Back in December state Rep. Dwight Kiefert, a Republican from District 24 (Valley City), wrote a guest post for SAB pledging his on-going efforts to pass legislation allowing concealed carry in North Dakota schools. True to his word, Rep. Kiefert has shared with me a bill draft which does just that. It’s similar to HB1215


Father Of Isla Vista Shooting Victim Blames Guns, NRA

Elliot Rodger, a 22-year-old kid who went on a killing spree in California over the holiday weekend, claimed among his victims 20-year-old Christopher Martinez. Martinez’s father, Richard Martinez, blamed “craven, irresponsible politicians and the NRA” for the death of his son in an angry press conference. “When will this insanity stop? When will enough people