OK, I get that expanded background checks would require new legislation and would constitute a “new gun law.” But at its heart, it’s about enforcing existing laws.
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A few respondents to my “5 inconvenient truths about Detroit crime” column seem to think I set up a strawman in point 3, when I say that more guns, less crime is hogwash and that Detroit’s example proves it. “Who is making the ‘arm Detroit’ argument?” my friend @TimChilcote asked via Twitter. Nobody, I responded. … Continue Reading →
If you’re the kind of person who hates labor unions because they spend too much time protecting people they shouldn’t and put their own interests above the good of others, there are a few things you might want to know about the NRA. Rather than act as an advocate for responsible gun use and fight … Continue Reading →
With the recent atrocity at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown Connecticut, the NRA had the opportunity to prove that they are not only an organization who stands for protecting the rights of responsible, law abiding gun owners but also a group that takes their leadership role seriously. Instead the NRA settled right back in … Continue Reading →
From under a hoodie, ex-Governor Jennifer Granholm has been outspoken on the need for “justice” in the Trayvon Martin killing, including attacking the NRA for pushing Florida’s so-called “stand-your-ground” law that allegedly encourages folks like George Zimmerman to wield a gun when threatened. Left unmentioned in Granholm’s attack, however, is that she herself was an … Continue Reading →