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Gun show in Virginia hikes admission fee to fight Obama's gun control push
The Hill    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The largest gun show in the D.C. area has raised its admission fee to help bankroll its fight against President Barack Obama's push for tighter firearm restrictions. Thousands of gun enthusiasts descended upon the "Nation's Gun Show" at the Dulles Expo Center and, for the first time in five years, are being greeted with a higher cost of entry as the gun rights community wages a tough, and costly, campaign to stop Obama and Congress from stiffening certain gun laws. More



State of the Union intensifies gun fight
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The passion of gun owners has met the passion of protective moms in the fight over firearms restrictions, which intensified as President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address. Against all odds, a coalition that includes suburban moms, religious leaders, mayors and long-embattled gun safety lobbyists has set out to neutralize the grass-roots power of the 4.5 million-member National Rifle Association. It's a tall order, but gun safety groups say they've drawn money and members since the December mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. More

Wayne LaPierre keeps NRA members fired up
The Roanoke Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
"It's about banning your guns ... PERIOD!" Wayne LaPierre wrote in a January email to the NRA's 4 million-plus members. The 63-year-old LaPierre has been serving up heated us-vs.-them rhetoric to rally the NRA faithful for decades. Usually it works; sometimes it backfires. There was his 1995 reference to law enforcement agents as "jack-booted government thugs." (He later apologized.) More

Gun control: Smart or illegal?
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VideoBrief WSJ contributor John Lott, author of "More Guns, Less Crime," on the Senate negotiations over gun control and whether the legislation is constitutional. More

Spirited, civil conversation about guns
Richmond Times-Dispatch    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Times-Dispatch held its 44th Public Square on the evening of Jan. 29 at its downtown building. The topic: "Do guns make us safer? Can we have a civil conversation?" A large, lively crowd turned out. Publisher Tom Silvestri moderated. The program began with a presentation by Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, who discussed findings from a January Quinnipiac phone survey about Virginians' opinions on guns and safety. Andrew Cain, politics editor for The Times-Dispatch, explored the polling results with Brown and reported on developments at the General Assembly. More

NRA charges Obama's efforts will lead to gun confiscation
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The National Rifle Association will assert that President Barack Obama's attempt to enact new gun control laws will result in the "confiscation" of people's firearms in a new web video scheduled to run in five states and the District of Columbia. The video went online around the time Obama began delivering his State of the Union address. In the speech, Obama mentioned his effort to reduce gun violence through legislative means. More

Olympic Arms to New York state — Take your business elsewhere
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Olympic Arms is a staunch believer in and defender of the Constitution of the United States and with special attention paid to the Bill of Rights that succinctly enumerates the security of our divinely given rights. One of those rights is that to Keep and Bear Arms. Due the passing of this legislation, Olympic Arms would like to announce that the state of New York, any law enforcement departments, law enforcement officers, first responders within the state of New York, or any New York State government entity or employee of such an entity — will no longer be served as customers. More

COMMENTARY: What is an Assault Weapon?
By M. George Eichenberg, Ph.D.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Controlling definitions of key terms is perhaps more central to the gun rights debate than most gun owners (and writers) are aware. Nowhere is this more true than that aspect of the debate concerning so-called assault weapons. "Why do you need an assault weapon?" is a not uncommon question. We usually (hopefully) attempt to respond to the question with a rational, well-reasoned explanation of why we want or need such firearms. More

Keys to being a responsible gun owner
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There's no need to dig into the specifics of this latest swing of the political pendulum because it's the same story as before. A criminal has harmed and killed innocent people with firearms. Therefore, those in power must "do something" about it right now. And, as in the past, rather than pursuing criminal prosecutions and enforcing existing laws, politicians and lobbyists are blaming the Average Joes and the types of guns they choose to own. More

65.4 million guns purchases since Obama took office
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There have been 65,376,373 background checks completed for Americans purchasing firearms since February of 2009, the first full month of Barack Obama's presidency. According to data compiled by the FBI, the number of Americans purchasing guns has skyrocketed since Obama was elected. In 2009, there were 13,984,953 background checks for Americans buying firearms. If we subtract the 1,212,860 checks completed in the month of January, the total checks for the year under Obama were 12,772,090. More


 

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