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Rod St. Aubyn: Lessons Learned From WDBJ Shooting

Rod St. Aubyn: Lessons Learned From WDBJ Shooting

After tragic incidents like the killing last week of a reporter and her cameraman in Virginia, it is typical for the public to review the situation to see if anything could have been done to prevent such a tragedy. As you may recall from last week, Vester Flanagan, known professionally as Bryce Williams, shot and

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Matt Evans: 3D Printed Guns Will Test Federal Gun Control Policies

Much of the odious federal regulation in our country rests on the Commerce Clause of the US constitution – the power granted to the federal government to regulate commerce between the states. Naively, one might assume that “interstate commerce” involves the movement of goods and services between the states, and the regulation thereof.  Practically, the

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Heidi Heitkamp Votes Against Expanded Concealed Carry Amendment

“A proposed rescue plan for the financially strapped U.S. Postal Service took a step forward Thursday when a Senate committee passed a bill that would end Saturday delivery in the future and make permanent a recent, temporary increase in the cost of stamps,” reported the Washington Post last week. But there was more to the

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Have Democrats Given Up On Gun Control?

According to some, it kind of seems like Democrats have given up on gun control. Even anti-gun zealot Michael Bloomberg seems to be moderating his position, putting money into Democrat Senate campaigns that feature Senators who were no votes on gun control legislation last year: Mitchell observed that Bloomberg had previously appeared to be “single

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Study: States With Fewer Restrictions On Guns See Lower Murder Rates

Quinnipiac University economist Mark Gius has a new study in the journal Applied Economics Letters entitled, “An examination of the effects of concealed weapons laws and assault weapons bans on state-level murder rates.” You can read the full study here, but here’s an intriguing excerpt from his abstract: The purpose of the present study is

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Maybe North Dakota’s Law Allowing Guns In Churches Wasn’t Such A Bad Idea

When the North Dakota state legislature reformed the state’s gun laws to end a prohibition on carrying guns in churches, thus leaving the decision about guns up to local churches, many citizens scoffed. Why on earth would anyone need a gun in church? Well over the weekend a church in Ray, ND was attacked and

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