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The Debate on H.R. 38

As many of you have heard the U.S. House of Representatives passed both National Reciprocity and Fix NICS this week. You can find the full text Here and following my commentary in it’s entirety. National Reciprocity is something the Firearms Community has been chasing for a long time but it has been my observation that the passage has been very divisive …

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On HR 3458

From Mike Westra According to a study done by the World Health Organization one person dies every 100 seconds in an armed conflict somewhere in America.  That means in the time it took you to shower and drink your first cup of coffee this morning 20 people died.  In the time it takes you to read this article another 6 …

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For the First Time Since the Law Change in 2001, Michigan’s Active CPL Numbers Have Dropped.

For the first time since the current shall issue CPL change in 2001 Michigan’s number of active Concealed Pistol Licenses has dropped month to month. Just slightly though… In July 2017 there were 617,873 licenses active according to the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners, that number dropped to 616,941 as of August 1st. A down …

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CALL TO ACTION: Repealing the NFA

Readers, That is an AR15, it is nearly identical to the plethora of other AR15 rifles on the market. But thanks to the National Firearms Act of 1934 it takes approximately 10 months (currently, it varies) to complete this purchase due to the rules governing certain firearms considered “more dangerous” despite not being demonstrably so or the existence of an easily …

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The Sound of Silence: H.R. 367

For those who are quietly interested in silencers/suppressors gaining moment towards coming off of the National Firearms Act. Rep Jeff Duncan reintroduced a version of the Hearing Protection Act, Monday Jan 9 to the House Ways and Means and Judiciary committees. I for one am looking forward to tracking H.R. 367’s momentum and see it passed allowing those of us …

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STOP! Just… Just Stop: False Equivalency and Why Your Opinion Doesn’t Matter.

It’s rare for me to rant but after the responses I’ve seen to the latest series of shootings, police involved and otherwise, I can’t stay silent. So here is some digital ink on the topic of False Equivalence and just how out of control that is today. What is False Equivalence? It’s a logical fallacy where you link two arguments …

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The Mystery of Force: Understanding Use of Force, Reasonable Force, and Excessive Force

Readers, July has been a bloody month with highly publicized violence in the news, reactions towards police involved shootings. Dallas and Baton Rouge showed the extreme and lethal response to perceptions that the police officers in various cell phone recorded incidents, unjustly used lethal force against African American males. A narrative of police brutality, militarization, and excessive force has grown into a festering …

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Dallas Police Attack, Misinformation and Looking Forward.

Every time a criminal breaks the existing laws the public and more so the politicians look for a way to prevent further tragedy. The recent events in Dallas that resulted in the death of 5 officers and even more left wounded showed the country exactly how much damage might be done by a single person who is willing to break …

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Soft Target America, The Pulse

The primary reason you walk home at night safely is because no one decided to kill you… Consider that for the moment. The reason is not the law, people disregard the law all the time. The reason is not that you’re a good person, bad things happen to good people. Finally, the reason is not that you live in a good …

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