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Don’t Like Being a Guinea Pig? Opinion 7304 To The Rescue!

From Mike Westra,   Does the thought of being required to register your guns with the government send shivers down your spine? Do you worry about them coming for your guns? For decades residents of Michigan have been required by law to turn in a pistol sales record/registration form for every handgun to their local police jurisdiction within 10 days …

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Independence Day

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God …

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Side Effects of Being a Gun-Nut

From Dr. LateBloomer We’ve all noticed how being firearms enthusiasts impacts other areas of our lives, right? Do you maintain trigger discipline on spray bottles? Do you tend to sit with your back to the wall, facing the door of restaurants? Do you disassemble pens at boring meetings as if they were your AR? We’ve all been there. When you …

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Santa Fe, Shotguns, and the Moving Goal Posts of Gun Control

Image via NY Daily News Last Friday another school shooting dominated the headlines of the nation. A 17 year old student killed 8 fellow students and 2 teachers with an assault weapon. Assault weapon in so much that the .38 revolver and pump shotgun, firearm technology that has been around for the better part of two centuries, were used in …

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NRAAM Roundup

To anyone who attended it was an excellent show. Great weather. BBQ everywhere. Vendors ready and eager to discuss their gear and how the year is shaping up. Manufacturers are in a stage of refinement, polishing and improving the existing product lines while looking to be predictive in the long term. I saw several iterations of lightweight products as various …

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Coolers, Commerce and Calumny

From Dr. LateBloomer In the ongoing battle of political righteousness versus lawful commerce, the virtue-signaling drama award for the week goes to… YETI and the NRA. The NRA claimed that YETI cancelled their relationship and prior orders and called YETI’s behavior “unsportsmanlike”. Then YETI claimed that the NRA report was inaccurate, and they were simply realigning their programs, or somesuch. One …

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The Waffle House

On Sunday morning another mass shooting awoke the nation. An Antioch Tennessee Waffle House was attacked at 3:23 am by Travis Reinking Reinking, an Illinois resident, was carrying an AR-15 he had purportedly previously owned but was confiscated after he was arrested by the secret service in Washington D.C. for trespassing in restricted areas. The firearm was allegedly returned to …

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The 2A Today

Well readers Massachusetts ban on ‘Assault Weapons’ stands with U.S. District Judge William Young dismissing the lawsuit challenging the measure. Young said assault weapons are military firearms and aren’t protected by the constitutional right to “bear arms.” Regulation of the weapons is a matter of policy, not for the courts, he said. States can individually decided whether or not to allow …

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Safety and Freedom – The Parkland Lesson

From Dr. LateBloomer   The high schoolers in Parkland Florida returned to school this week. They returned to the scene of heartbreak and trauma, but also to new rules – rules that were put in place by school authorities in an effort to increase their safety. Unfortunately, this is also providing the students with important lessons about the cost of …

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YouTube HQ: What We Know. What We Suspect. What We Should Do.

Tuesday at around 12:45 in San Bruno California a middle aged woman, Nasim Najafi Aghdam, attacked and wounded 3 employees at YouTube headquarters. A fourth employee was injured while fleeing but not shot. Aghdam shot and killed herself, ending the attack. https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/04/03/breaking-multiple-shots-fired-injuries-reported-at-youtube-headquarters That is what we know.   Aghdam had a channel(s) on YouTube that was apparently being flagged and restricted …

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