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Congress Voting Down Gun Control Is Not License For The President To Do Whatever He Wants

Congress Voting Down Gun Control Is Not License For The President To Do Whatever He Wants

There’s a letter to the editor in the Jamestown Sun today responding to my recent newspaper column about President Barack Obama’s actions on gun control (read it here in the Grand Forks Herald). In my column I argued that the policy overreach of the executive branch – up to and including Obama’s actions on gun control – promote

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Gun Confiscation Is Hardly A Conspiracy Theory When The President Has Praised Gun Confiscation

Yesterday President Barack Obama was part of a town hall on guns and gun violence hosted by CNN. One of the questions – from Mark Kelly, husband to former Congresswoman Gabbie Giffords – was about gun confiscation. “Often what you hear in the debate of expanding background checks to more gun sales, and, as you

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The Left Is Losing The Argument On Assault Weapons And Gun Control

If you had no other evidence available to you other than smug social media postings from your progressive friends, or aggressive proclamations from left-wing pundits, you would think that the left was winning the gun control debate. A spate of mass shootings has certainly provided them with a convenient environment in which to make those

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Thoughts And Prayers Tweets Are About As Effective As Gun Control Would Be

In the modern media age we cannot simply observe a crime of the sort that happened in San Bernardino yesterday while waiting for facts to lead us to logical conclusions about the how and why of an incident. Rather pundits – from citizens with Facebook accounts to paid professionals on cable news – must immediately

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

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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