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Three Weeks After Oregon Shooting American Support For Gun Rights Increases

Three Weeks After Oregon Shooting American Support For Gun Rights Increases

“Given the proof that the cops are not quick enough to stop a shooting in progress to save every [life], then it’s important to protect one’s own life with any means possible,” writes Ace of this news: Nearly three weeks after the latest mass shooting claimed the lives of nine people, 52% of Americans now

Mick Roelandts, firearms reform project manager for the New South Wales Police, looks at a pile of about 4,500 prohibited firearms in Sydney that have been handed in over the past month under the Australian government's buy-back scheme July 28. A total of 470,000 guns have been collected nationally, with owners receiving A$243 million (US$180 million) in compensation. The scheme was set up due to tighter gun laws brought in after the April 1996 Port Arthur massacre in which 35 people died when a lone gunman went on a shooting rampage.

Are North Dakota Democrats Getting Cozy With Gun Confiscation?

North Dakota’s top elected Democrat, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, has been testy with reporters lately when asked about gun control. The reason is obvious. Heitkamp’s fellow liberals want gun control, up to and including gun confiscation (more on that in a moment), very badly. But Heitkamp knows that in order to keep her office, which she


Senator Heidi Heitkamp Dodges Gun Control Questions At Social Media Town Hall

Yesterday it was Senator Heidi Heitkamp getting testy with a reporter over a gun control question. This morning we get news that, at a Facebook town hall event last not on her official U.S. Senate page, Heitkamp was dodging questions from citizens about gun control. “Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a pro-gun Democrat from North Dakota, fielded questions about

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (ND) speaks with reporters after the weekly party caucus luncheons at the U.S. Capitol in Washington June 23, 2015.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Heidi Heitkamp Gets Testy With Reporter When Asked About Gun Control

“Senator Heitkamp has been perceived as being something less than open with both the public and the media,” I wrote yesterday, comparing North Dakota’s junior Senator to Rep. Kevin Cramer, a potential 2018 challenger for Heitkamp’s seat, who has won praise for being extremely open with the media and public. “Heitkamp’s aggressive staff ensures she


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


If We Want To Really Address Mass Shootings We Need To Stop Talking About Gun Control

We got horrible news out of Oregon yesterday where another group of people were shot down by a murderer who ignored the prohibitions of a “gun free zone.” Like clockwork President Barack Obama addressed the nation about the incident, and despite knowing almost nothing about the specifics of this incident, demanded more gun control. “What is