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Violence Policy Center's Cars Theory Not Hitting on All Cylinders

The anti-gun Violence Policy Center (VPC) thinks it has finally come up with a way to get handguns, and maybe some other guns, banned. Compare ‘em to cars! Obviously, some background is in order. VPC was formed, and is still led, by Josh Sugarmann, a former staffer for the National Coalition to Ban Handguns and the author of the book, Every Handgun is Aimed at You: The Case for Banning Handguns...

Appeals Court: Sheriff Improperly Suspended Man’s Concealed Handgun License

Ohio's Third District Court of Appeals has ruled that Henry Co. Sheriff Michael Bodenbender improperly suspended a man's Ohio concealed handgun license, and ordered that it be returned. From CourtNewsOhio.gov : The court ruled Sept. 2 that Sheriff Michael Bodenbender wrongly relied on a section of state law that allows a sheriff to deny a concealed handgun license (CHL) to someone “in danger of...

Harvey Weinstein Renounces Earlier Renunciation of Violent Films?

From the “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up” files comes an update on heavyweight Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. As we reported in January, the movie tycoon and Obama fundraiser had, at that time, announced his intention to “make a movie with Meryl Streep” that would make the NRA “wish they weren't alive ….” We had suggested that perhaps Weinstein was not the best person to lecture the rest of...

Armed home invader wearing Insane Clown Posse mask dies after being shot by homeowner

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that a 17-year-old boy was burglarizing a house in Prairie Township when the homeowner shot him early on Saturday. From the article: Reb Barbee was armed with a knife and wearing an Insane Clown Posse mask when he was shot in the living room of 8798 Hubard Dr. S, investigators said. ... Barbee, shot in the shoulder, and three other youths ran about a half-mile...

Responsible Gun Ownership

Some 30-plus years ago, my Dad gave me my first gun as a Christmas present. I can still remember it: I was eight years old and the gun, which I still own and enjoy shooting, was a lever-action Marlin 39A chambered in .22LR. I had been to the range and on hunting trips with my Dad since I was four years old but this was my first gun, a gun that I could actually call my own; a gun that I could show...

Harry Reid Trying to Use Constitutional Amendment to Silence NRA, its Members, and Free Speech

In January 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a key decision in the case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission . The decision removed unconstitutional restrictions on the ability to speak freely at election time of grassroots groups like NRA and others. But now, some are trying to reverse the decision--and while they recognize that they must amend the Constitution to do so,...

August 2014 Firearms Sales Checks Third Highest August on Record

The August 2014 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 989,337 is the third highest August on record for the 16-year-old system, even with a decrease of 2.7 percent compared to the August 2013 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1,016,559. For comparison, the unadjusted August 2014 NICS figure of 1,538,347 reflects a 9.2 percent increase from the unadjusted NICS...

Dayton media explore Ohio gun laws in wake of Walmart shooting & open carry incidents

On August 5, 2014, a 911 caller reported that a man was “walking around with a gun” in an Ohio Walmart, that he “just put some bullets inside” and was "waving the weapon around” and “pointing it at people.” Beavercreek officers responded, and 22 year-old John Crawford was shot to death. It was reported after the fact that Crawford was holding an unloaded MK-177 Crosman variable pump air rifle...

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