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by Jeff Knox
I wasn't among the estimated 2 million or so people who found a gun under the tree this Christmas, not because I didn't want one or because my wife doesn't love me, but because of stupid gun laws and an aversion to spending extra money to satisfy those stupid gun laws.
I'm frugal by nature and that inclination has gotten more pronounced with the current economy and future uncertainties. But this Christmas my friends at J&G Sales made me an offer I didn't think I could refuse. They lowered the price on their P64 pistols to just $149.95! The P64 is a Polish knock-off of the famed Walther PPK carried by James Bond, but with a little more power. I just had to have one and my wife agreed, so it was settled. That's when the stupid gun laws kicked in.
In order to take advantage of the great deal from my friends in Prescott, I had to either drive up there or call and have the gun shipped to a dealer closer to my home in the Phoenix area. Driving up to Prescott takes about two and a half hours each way and would burn close to $50 worth of gas. Having the gun shipped down to a local dealer would add
by Chad D. Baus
In the year-long run-up to the Republican presidential primary, GOP candidates got together to debate nearly as often as President Obama played golf. (Well, not really - there were at least 15 debates last year, while Obama golfed about twice that much. But you get my point.)
And yet despite the frequency of the debate schedule (there have already been four more in 2012), and despite a major gun control scandal involving the Obama Justice Department and the BATFE ("Operation Fast and Furious") that brewed throughout the year, Tuesday, January 16, 2012 was the first time that I can recall a moderator raising the subject of the Second Amendment.
From the transcript:
WILLIAMS: Gov Romney, Speaker Gingrich says your record of support for gun owners is weak. You signed the nation’s first ban on assault weapons in Massachusetts and steeply increased fees on gun owners in that state, in fact by 400 percent. How can you convince gun owners that you will be an advocate for them as president?