Tag: NRA

Open carry: Is that law really for ‘us?’

Open carry: Is that law really for ‘us?’

| January 7, 2016

By Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times At the stroke of midnight, beginning Jan. 1, 2016, any individual who holds a Texas Concealed Handgun License (CHL) will be allowed to openly carry their handgun in the Lone Star State. The law, passed by the 84th Texas Legislature […]

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Why are children less valuable than guns in America?

Why are children less valuable than guns in America?

| December 30, 2015

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA News Wire Columnist Three years after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., where a lone 20-year-old gunman wielding an assault weapon snuffed out 26 child and teacher lives, our nation has done shamefully little to protect children instead of guns. This week more than ten thousand people […]

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Locked, loaded, ready to protect

Locked, loaded, ready to protect

| September 11, 2015

By Karsceal Turner Special to the NNPA from The Florida Courier The ongoing epidemic of shootings in various venues once deemed relatively safe—among them, the massacre at Emanuel A.M.E. Church, in Charleston, S.C.; the Aurora, Colo. movie theater shootings; shootings at a recruiting center and a Navy facility in Chattanooga, Tenn.—has the attention of the […]

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Chicago wants to video all gun sales

Chicago wants to video all gun sales

| May 29, 2014

This is certain to set of a number of protests and constitutional challenges. It will be interesting to see how the collision between a municipalities right to regulate businesses—i.e. on zoning—and Second Amendment rights play out. Its a totally different issue, but we remember seeing battles in some areas that pitted First Amendment rights against […]

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Shooting victim’s father blames politicians, NRA for son’s death

Shooting victim’s father blames politicians, NRA for son’s death

| May 26, 2014

By now, you know of the tragic killings in Santa Barbara, Calif. And again, there will be tremendous political debate over gun control and background checks for people—particularly those with mental health issues. Yes, we know not every victim was shot; some were stabbed. Point is, there comes a time when the debate over constitutional […]

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Gun shop owner  threatened for selling hi-tech, secure weapons

Gun shop owner threatened for selling hi-tech, secure weapons

| May 4, 2014

It’s interesting to note that so many people who scream loudly about their freedoms are quick to stop others from exercising their freedoms—like threatening an honest businessman for exercising his right to sell a product. But, that’s what terrorists do—hide behind a mask of false patriotism and freedom when what they’re really angling for is […]

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Georgia gun law could make barroom brawls more deadly

Georgia gun law could make barroom brawls more deadly

| April 24, 2014

It remains to be seen whether this will make Georgia safer as some advocates of the law claim or if the mixture of firearms and liquid courage might make some people lose the last vestige of restraint they might have had. Minor arguments at the pool table could escalate into something deadly on a frequent […]

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Bloomberg to spend $50 million to take on NRA

Bloomberg to spend $50 million to take on NRA

| April 16, 2014

Could this be another wave of the future—well-financed political action groups slugging it out. While most folks migh focus on the fact that former Mayor Bloomberg is taking on the powerful NRA and focus on the gun debate, more significantly, this could be a signal that more citizens will form and finance a variety of […]

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Guns everywhere could solve problem of violence, crime competition

Guns everywhere could solve problem of violence, crime competition

| April 1, 2014

Don’t get upset, folks. It only stands to reason that a nation that only pays lip service to Christ and Christian values would need guns in schools, shopping malls, movie theaters and the like. And maybe, more extensive stand your ground laws will give bangers and drug cartels the necessary tools to legally eliminate their […]

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Gun violence leading cause of death of black children and teens

Gun violence leading cause of death of black children and teens

| August 14, 2013

A report titled, “Protect Children, Not Guns 2013,” paints a grim picture of the national gun violence epidemic that is the second-leading cause of death among all children ages one through 19. Only car accidents claim the lives of more children and teenagers than guns.

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