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Maybe The Real Extremists Are The People Who Think The NRA Is Extremist

Maybe The Real Extremists Are The People Who Think The NRA Is Extremist

This is a pretty remarkable data point. According to Gallup, the National Rifle Association has become more popular since 2012. “Despite a year of blistering criticism from gun control advocates about the National Rifle Association’s hard-line stance against gun restrictions amid a spate of mass shootings nationwide, 58% in the U.S. have a favorable opinion


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

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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


Bill To Let Politicians Carry Concealed In Public Buildings Fails On Narrow Vote

Rep. Ben Koppelman (R-West Fargo) wanted to improve security in North Dakota’s public buildings by allowing elected officials to carry concealed. To that end he introduced HB1257. Currently concealed carry isn’t allowed at all in the state’s public buildings, up to and including the capitol. Koppelman’s bill, as amended, would have allowed elected and appointed


Matt Evans: The Myth of the Unarmed Man

“God created men; Samuel Colt made them equal” — attributed to Colt Firearms Advertising If you’ve been paying attention to the Michael Brown shooting story from Ferguson, MO, you’ve no doubt heard that he was unarmed. Years ago, you also heard that Trayvon Martin was unarmed. In these cases, the media seems to have focused


North Dakota Concealed Carry Permits Down In 2013

Between 2005 and and 2012 there was a 479 percent increase in the number of North Dakota concealed carry permits issued. Applications for permits were so hot and heavy that Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s office was having problems keeping up. State law requires that the AG’s office rule on a permit within sixty days, but

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Should The Federal Government Be Able To Ban Undetectable Firearms?

Earlier this week, with little fanfare, the US House passed an extension of the Undetectable Firearms Act, a 25-year old piece of legislation which pretty much does what the title suggests. It makes guns designed to avoid detection illegal. It passed by an overwhelming bi-partisan voice vote, so there’s no record of how any given


Blacks Benefit From “Stand Your Ground’ Law

In the wake of George Zimmerman’s “not guilty” verdict, the focus of the left has switched from the racial narrative of the case to an anti-gun narrative. Specifically, Attorney General Eric Holder and others are taking aim at so-called “stand your ground” laws suggesting that they give armed citizens the right to shoot first and

Adam Kokesh in custody on drug and weapons charges

BUSTED: Adam Kokesh, a former Santa Fe resident and gun rights advocate, is facing drug and weapons charges in Fairfax County, Va. Photo from a Kokesh YouTube video. By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog Adam Kokesh has been called a hero, a nut job and a potentially dangerous provocateur. He’ a former Santa Fe

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Now That Illinois Has Finally Legalized Concealed Carry, What Happens If Crime Rates Fall?

Thanks to federal court rulings, all states are required to allow concealed carry of firearms. Today Illinois became the final state to come into compliance with the passage of the “Firearm Concealed Carry Act,” which is a “shall issue” law that allows anyone filling out the form and meeting the basic requirements to get a