First, we must compel our elected officials to review and decide gun legislation on its merits and not under the crushing political weight of the NRA and other gun-industry lobbies. Their decisions must be in our interest, not that of the NRA and the gun industry
So I can’t imagine how Dallas police felt last week when gunfire erupted during at a Black Lives Matter protest while a bunch of camo-clad yahoos wandered around with with their faux assault rifles hanging out
Before the GOP contest was hijacked by an onslaught of legal wrangling and a news cycle wholly preoccupied the candidates’ views on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, a batch of party-platform issues was at the crux of each candidate’s campaign
But in the three years since, many states have moved in the opposite direction, embracing the National Rifle Association’s axiom that more “good guys with guns” are needed to deter mass shootings.
“The overwhelming majority of citizens who own and use such rifles do so for lawful purposes, including self-defense and target shooting,” Thomas wrote.
“The opposite is probably true,” Anthony said. “Even taking their word for it, they shouldn’t be careless with citizens’ constitutional rights, especially when their position lacks any clear legal basis.”
Any time anyone other than a uniformed police officer is openly carrying a gun on the streets of a metropolitan area, something’s wrong. Very wrong
There are too many Americans that buy the crazy Kool-Aid being poured out in millions of dollars of campaign contributions, propaganda and Face Book memes that want you to believe that guns don’t kill kids, colleges kill kids
Fierce critics of the measures failed in attempts to repeal the laws in the past year, with pro-gun groups essentially fighting to a draw over how to achieve their aims.