Growth of concealed carry accompanies drop in crime

by Dan Lucas Crime dropping – including gun crimes The FBI released crime statistics for 2013 last month. Both violent crime and property crime in the U.S. were down again: “The violent crime rate declined 5.1% compared to the 2012 … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, CHL, Crime & Sentencing | 6 Comments

Rules didn’t prevent tragedy in Marysville high school

by Lars Larson I’ve marked my ballot in Washington State and it’s a “no” vote on Initiative 594, an anti-gun bill by any standard. When a teenager went crazy and shot his friends at Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington, … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Gun Control | 4 Comments

Muddled anti-gun “statistics”

by NW Spotlight The anti-gun folks are continuing to struggle with logic. We’ve run articles before on how anti-gun groups struggle with logic and how they present deceptive numbers. Well, recently Rachel Lucas wrote two opinion pieces in response to … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Gun Control, Self Defense | 8 Comments

Statistics on women gun owners

by NW Spotlight Two different polls done in the last few years provide some insight into the number of women gun owners. Gallup conducted a survey in October 2011 and the Pew Research Center conducted a survey in May 2013. The … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Self Defense | 3 Comments

Reynolds High School tragedy: more laws are not the answer

by Dan Lucas On Tuesday morning a 15-year-old killer murdered fellow student Emilio Hoffman, age 14, and wounded a teacher at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon. The killer brought an AR-15 type rifle, a semi-automatic pistol and enough ammunition … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:46 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Gun Control | 10 Comments

Lars Larson: Thoughts on the Reynolds High School tragedy

by Lars Larson Two teenagers died this week at Reynolds High School in Troutdale. One was a murderer. And John Kitzhaber, who wants another four years leading the state, admits he doesn’t know what to do. At a vigil for … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Gov. Kitzhaber, Gun Control, President Obama | 16 Comments

Lars Larson: Gun running anti-gun CA Democrat state senator

by Lars Larson If I drank adult beverages all evening I couldn’t make up a story as crazy as the one coming out of California about the gun running anti-gun Democrat state senator. You really have to consider how hypocritical … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Gun Control | 128 Comments

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