Open Carry – The Legality, The Ethics And The Risk To Public Safety

photo of protesters at Campbell, Ohio open carry firearms rally

  by Richard Cameron   Once again, mass shootings – of which there have been a deluge in recent weeks, are at the forefront of the national conversation. The killings in El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio and Gilroy, California are the impetus to another round of policy debates on solutions. The only low hanging fruit among them are Universal Background Checks. And even that is more than likely going to require immense public pressure, teeth pulling and horse trading to move Congress – at least on the GOP Senate side,…

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America’s Mass Shooting Problem

by Wes Walker via libertyisftw.org Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” –Mao Zedong In yet another tragic moment in America, a deranged 19 year old lunatic manchild, got it into his head that the best way to deal with a lifetime of ostracization, mental illness, gnawing moral cowardice, and emotional emptiness that consumed him after the death of his adoptive parents was to gun down unarmed teachers and students at his former high school. While we can and should seek to understand what drove Nikolas Cruz to…

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BREAKING NEWS: Sutherland Springs Texas Church Shooting – with UPDATES

by Oletta Branstiter November 5, 2017 According to news reports, at approximately 11:30 am today, a yet unidentified gunman entered the tiny First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, about 30 miles east of San Antonio, and opened fire. UPDATE: According to CBS news, the shooter has been identified as Devin Patrick Kelley.  “Kelley is a former U.S. Air Force member who served from 2010 to 2014. He received a dishonorable discharge and was court martialed in May 2014” – CBSnews.com Paul W. Pfeil, a Wilson County, Texas commissioner, says that…

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