Politics

Does anyone really need an assault rifle?

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A very divisive and little understood question for our day. The simple answer, of course, is yes. That answer was provided by Stephen Willeford who confronted shooter Devin Kelley in the Sutherland Springs church shooting. He stated that if he had not been armed with his AR-15 pattern semi-automatic rifle, the outcome of confronting the similarly armed and armored Devin…

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Life, Politics

Lessons from Sutherland Springs

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In support of our liberty, our lands, our wives, and our children, and our peace, that we might live unto the Lord our God. (Paraphrased from The Book of Mormon; Alma 42:10) The Sutherland Springs, TX shooting is horrific. Being a father of six wonderful children and a step-father to six more, I can’t imagine the horror and loss that…

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Of Jihad, guns, Donald and a used burka.

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On October 1, 2015, I wrote an article inspired by Governor Jerry Brown’s misguided decision to create more “gun free zones,”  in which I asked the question, is California next? On December 2nd that question was answered. The President’s response to the San Bernardino shooting was almost immediate. A milk toast and ever soggy serving of anti-Second Amendment rhetoric. Once again…

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Some Common Sense Gun Laws

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During the recent and repetitive brouhaha on gun violence, some of my friends have expressed their desire for second amendment advocates to put forth some common sense laws to deal with what they perceive to be a “gun Problem.” OK, let’s talk about it. Common Sense begins with an understanding of the issue. I have found two good articles that present…

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Politics

The Truth About American Politics and Guns

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Michael Bloomberg first tried The National Drive to Reduce Gun Violence. The idea was to sneak into 25 cities (to avoid pro-second amendment groups) and get photo ops reading a list of people killed by guns. They parked the bus, gathered the small groups needed for the photo and read each name, the date they died and the words; “killed…

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Is California next? Governor Brown just painted the target.

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The LA Times article reads: In wake of school shootings, Gov. Jerry Brown bans concealed guns on California campuses I simply cannot understand how anyone can be so stupid. Crazy people are walking into gun free zones to see if they can kill more people than the last psychotic monster and Governor Brown holds the door open for them? Honestly,…

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Favorites, Life, Politics

Of Guns and Idiots

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Quite a few years ago, my uncle remarried. With his new bride came an eighteen year old son that had been raised in the urban areas of New York. The rural western United States gave him quite a culture shock. For his part, he added a little fun and diversity to the family and, being a bit outgoing, his influence…

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Have gun will travel, with a little help.

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In light of tragic murders, the debate on Gun Control is once again being forcefully put before the public. The gun culture is so ingrained in our national consciousness and so emotionally charged on both sides of the issue, that it took a Frenchman to write a decent synopsis with some logical conclusions. “Both sides are wrong on the gun debate.…

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Concealled Carry Repriocity

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Senator John Cornyn has introduced the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act in the Senate. Basically, the bill would allow a carry permit from one state to be valid in any other state which allows concealed carry. The states would reciprocate in accepting the others permits. A similar bill was recently presented and almost passed. With the Republicans regaining control in…

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