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President Obama Moves Towards Gun Control by Executive Action, Side-stepping Congress

Not unexpectedly, the President seems intent on exercising executive prerogative and implementing gun control laws through Executive Orders, since Congress defeated the Feingold gun control bill. It remains to be seen whether he will actually carry out his promise to

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Jews and Guns: American Jews are Both the Fiercest Defenders and Opponents of Gun Control

American Jews have long been among the most prominent champions of the movement for gun control. Some of the leaders of the gun control movement today – Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), New York Mayor Michael Bloomburg (R), Senator Chuck Schumer 

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BREAKING NEWS: Colorado House Passes All Four Gun Control Bills, Other States Likely to Follow, Some Sheriffs Disagree

The national discussion on gun laws and gun control changed dramatically following the Newtown, Connecticut school shootings in December. The American legislative reaction is not unlike what happened in the UK and Australia years ago, when shocking mass shootings caused

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Commentary: President Promises Strong Gun Control, But His Argument Lacks Common Sense

The connection between gun violence and legal gun ownership is anything but clear. And it is being argued vociferously around the country. What is clear, however, is that the time for an open and reasoned discussion on the subject is

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Senate Judiciary Committee Hears Arguments Pro and Con Gun Control Bill

The battle lines are being drawn on the issue of gun control in the US.  At Wednesday’s hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, witnesses gave their testimony in favor of or against various aspects of gun control. Amidst the usual

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FoxNews: Police in Marion, Iowa Buying Their Own Semi-Automatic AR-15s

Police in one Iowa city could soon be buying their own assault rifles to carry in squad cars to ensure they aren’t outgunned by criminals in the wake of several high-profile shootings involving semi-automatic AR-15s, FoxNews.com has learned. Half of

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NY Democrat to Republican: Keep Gun Confiscation Proposal from Public

  Recently, the state of New York passed one of the toughest gun control laws in the country, but according to GOP Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin, Democrats wanted to confiscate guns and magazines. Worse yet, one Democrat pleaded with McLaughlin to

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New Gun Control Laws are Targeting the Wrong People

Caught in a home invasion, a legal firearms owner with only seven rounds in his gun (as per new NY State law) is at a severe disadvantage when facing a criminal who ignores the law and has 16 rounds in

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NY County Refuses to Release Names of Gun Permit Owners

Two articles that complement each other, and demonstrate that all is not lost on the Second Amendment front. The first article in FoxNews, written by Warner Todd Huston, one of our early supporters,  reported on December 30 that The Journal

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Open Letter to Sen. Feinstein: “No” to Your Gun Law

Senator Dianne Feinstein, I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I

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