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Rep. Bill Patmon (D-Cleveland) proposes bill to ban simulated hammers

Representative Bill Patmon, (D-Cleveland), past Chairman of the Cleveland Employment and Affirmative Action Committee and author of the most sweeping employment discrimination law in the history of Cleveland, has introduced HB 985, legislation which seeks to ban imitation hammers. The bill is being co-sponsored by Rep. Alicia Reece (D-Cincinnati). In 1997 Bill Patmon received the National League...

M855 Plot Thickens: Congressman Proposes Center-Fire Ammo Ban

You didn’t need a crystal ball to see this one coming. A week after the BATFE withdrew its plan to ban M855 as “armor-piercing ammunition,” U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) announced that he intends to introduce legislation to “extend the definition of armor-piercing ammunition to include all bullets that can pierce body armor and be used in handguns.” The reason you didn’t need a crystal ball is...

Carrying spare ammunition: It's not an option, it's a must

At the end of December, Buckeye Firearms Association published my article, " Ammo Capacity: How Much is Enough? " The point of the article was to suggest that your self-defense firearm needs to have enough ammunition capacity to deal with all of the threat you might expect to encounter during a violent attack. I wrote that a handgun with a 10-15 round capacity seemed to be about right to deal...

Anti-gun U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel Introduces Ammo Ban Legislation

On March 13, 2015, three days after the BATFE rescinded its proposed ammo ban framework regulation, anti-gun U.S. Representative Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) introduced H.R. 1358, a bill designed to ban civilian use and possession of M855 ammunition. This is the same round that the BATFE, after meeting fierce bipartisan opposition from Capitol Hill and from NRA members and supporters across the country,...

Is Teaching Propaganda Ethical? Columbia School of Journalism's Dart Center partners with Bloomberg

A workshop titled “ Covering Gun Violence ” is being offered in Phoenix by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma to “help journalists and news organizations in the Southwest improve their reporting on guns and gun violence.” That sounds reasonable and helpful. Surely the Dart Center, a project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism could help improve the state of reporting...

Common Ground at Last? Finger-gun Wielding Obama Provides Lesson for America's Schools

Attention overbearing public school administrators: you might want to remove any portraits of the 44th U.S. president hanging on your walls. In a recent Affordable Care Act promotional video produced for the website Buzzfeed, President Barack Obama uses his index finger and thumb to form a finger gun and aim it at the viewer. Apparently, the commander-in-chief has not been briefed on the...

Report: College shooting sports teams becoming so popular some turn people away

The Washington Post is reporting that shooting sports teams are seeing a surge on a diverse range of campuses across the country, and have become so popular that some are forced to turn away interested students. From the article : Teams are thriving at a diverse range of schools: Yale, Harvard, the University of Maryland, George ­Mason University, and even smaller schools such as Slippery Rock...

Declining Gun Ownership? Sloppy Reporting Strikes Again

Citing recent data from the General Social Survey (GSS), the Associated Press (AP) reported [recently] that gun ownership is on the decline in the United States. This is becoming something of a springtime fantasy ritual among the media, with the same or similar reports from anti-gun media outlets every year after the GSS releases new data. If the AP had done some actual research, however, they...

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