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Gun Owners Set Up to Take the Fall for a Crime They Did Not Commit

“Reasonable restrictions.” “Gun violence prevention.” “Gun safety measures.” “Keeping firearms out of the wrong hands.” “#gunsense.” However gun control advocates couch their agenda these days, the end result is always the same: innocent, upstanding people are scapegoated for the evil acts of others who broke the law. Just ask the young adults in Illinois now facing the possible confiscation of...

Active Killer Town Hall a Great Success

After nearly every active killer event, especially those that take place in schools, communities host town halls to address the concerns of local residents. Unfortunately, the speakers and panelists are usually chosen more for their ability to calm people down than for their expertise in these matters. That's why after the mass murder on February 14, 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School...

Another Ohio school district incorporates armed, trained staff members into safety plan

The (Hamilton) Journal-News is reporting that the Madison Local School District in Middletown, OH has joined school districts across the state by implementing a comprehensive safety program that includes an armed response team inside the school. From the article : This resolution is part of the district’s participation in the FASTER Saves Lives program, school officials said today. The FASTER...

Should Ohio pass a stand-your-ground bill? Yes, because current law is inadequate

Editor's Note: The following article appeared in the Columbus Dispatch on April 22, 2018. Republished with permission of the author. Ohio is the only state in America that requires a defendant in a criminal trial to prove that he or she acted in self-defense by a preponderance of the evidence. Preponderance of the evidence means anything more than half. Under federal law and in the great majority...

Kent State student organizes open carry event

The Akron Beacon Journal is reporting that a Kent State University senior Kaitlin Bennett is tired of having her fellow college students being presented with only one side of the gun control debate, and she’s determined to help change that. That's why Bennett, president of Liberty Hangout, has invited gun rights advocate and firearms instructor Jeffry Smith from Cincinnati to host the Kent State...

Gov. Kasich issues executive order demanding government do what it's already supposed to be doing

Seven and a half years into his administration, and desperately seeking a way to get immediate media attention and future presidential campaign fodder for having done "something" about mass killings, Governor John Kasich (R) on Monday issued an executive order demanding that government agencies do the job they're already supposed to be doing. From the Cleveland Plain Dealer : Gov. John Kasich...

The Privilege of Misconstruing Data

[Last] month, the head of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (Shannon Watts, not benefactor Michael Bloomberg) brutally dismissed an op-ed in the New York Times by Bethany Mandel as an anecdote of fear and paranoia. The anecdote? As a young girl, a home intruder climbing through her bedroom window threatened Mandel. Her mother used a firearm to defend her. More recently, Mandel routinely...

The media is out of control in its push for gun control

Fact checkers are out of control, and on the issue of guns they no longer even try to pretend impartiality. Especially on social media, this is becoming a serious problem. Facebook has been working with organizations such as PolitiFact, Snopes and Factcheck.org to filter news. Stories deemed “false” by these organization are labeled as false and are much more difficult to spread virally. A couple...

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