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Martin/Zimmerman: Fuel For The Democrat Attack Machine

Recently, the Huffington Post Enquirer ran a post regarding the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida, entitled Trayvon Martin Case: ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law At Center Of Shooting. The unwritten implication of this article is that enhanced self-defense laws, such as Florida’s, grant protection to murderers. The left have already begun spinning this killing into an attack on Republicans. Note, ...

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SB1: Indiana’s “No Illegal Police Entry” Bill

Last night, the Indiana General Assembly passed Senate Bill 1, which, once signed into law, will resolve a nearly year-long deprivation of the civil rights of residents of the State of Indiana. Readers who have followed me for the last year will be aware of my previous “Outrage In Indiana” posts on this very subject. For those who haven’t, let me recap. In Part One, on May ...

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Clint Eastwood: Spokesman For The New Detroit

Much ado has been made about the Super Bowl Clint Eastwood/Chrysler commercial, expressing the theme that Detroit, and America at large, is making a comeback. In some conservative circles, “Dirty Harry” has been criticized as shilling for President Obama. But after reading this article by Mara Gay of The Daily, I’m convinced that the tough-guy libertarian may be the ideal ...

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NY Governor Cuomo Proposes End To Ballistic ID Database

In his budget proposal speech yesterday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed eliminating the state’s decade-old Combined Ballistic Identification System (CoBIS) as part of a budget which includes substantial spending cuts, pension reform, Medicaid mandate relief and a pay-for-performance program for public school teachers. CoBIS, which electronically scans spent shell casings from new handguns sold in the state, has cost ...

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Remembering Dr. King’s Struggle Against Gun Control

  Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Like every year, there will be discussion of his life and achievements. I wish to tell a different story: the story of his struggle against racist gun control laws. Dr. King, who was a registered Republican, kept guns at home for self-defense. He applied for a permit to carry a handgun, but ...

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NY Assemblyman Brian Kolb On CCW

  Earlier this week I posted a story about the possibility of concealed carry reciprocity coming to New York. What follows is my conversation with New York Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua). We discussed CCW reciprocity and gun owners’ rights. I have attempted to faithfully reproduce it from a problematically-connected phone conversation into a readable text. — Me: The ...

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Handgun Reciprocity… In New York???

Say it ain’t so! In fact, it could come to pass- and the idea of CCW reciprocity has created some strange bedfellows in New York’s legislature. Democrat Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is forming a committee to explore easing New York’s license law to accomodate visitors from other states with legal handguns (being a lifelong New Yorker, I honestly believed I would ...

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Rand Paul And Newt Gingrich At Odds On Gun Rights

From The Boston Globe: As Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich campaigned in New Hampshire today, the National Association for Gun Rights sent out robo-calls in New Hampshire accusing the former House speaker of being “anti-gun.” The calls say Gingrich has not returned the organization’s survey, adding, “Maybe it’s because of his past support for gun control.” More: The National Association ...

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SCOTUS Declines To Hear CCW Case

  The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Masciandaro v. United States today. Amid all the speculation about why SCOTUS would refuse the case- suggestions that they don’t want to take on concealed carry rights, for instance- I believe there’s a more-probable, but less-obvious reason: I think SCOTUS doesn’t want to overcomplicate the Obamacare case. Let me explain: Obamacare will ...

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Romney On Guns: Like Father, Like Son

Mitt Romney says he “supports the Second Amendment”. And, based on a casual glance at his record, you could almost believe him. As governor of Massachusetts, he signed some laws to protect hunters and clarified some language in the state’s gun laws. On the other hand, he signed an “assault weapons” ban. As Mitt has said, he was a Republican ...

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