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Background check compromise a waste of time

By   /  April 11, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Two Senators, one a Democrat and one a Republican, think they have a compromise on background checks that will move forward.  It’s just to bad this is more about passing legislation than about accomplishing a blasted thing. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Penn) and Joe Manchin (D- WV) trotted out their proposal and hope it will [...]

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Some things don’t deserve a vote

By   /  April 10, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Senator Johnny Isakson thinks the Senate should vote on gun control legislation and refuses to support a proposed filibuster that would block any such measures.  He’s been all over television saying that there should be a vote. Oh, he’s reportedly telling constituents that he doesn’t support the bill, but he’s also apparently leaving out [...]

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New York state offers $500 reward for reporting gun owners

By   /  March 21, 2013  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Robby Soave of the Daily Caller News Foundation For more than a year, New York state has maintained a tip line allowing people to report illegal gun owners and collect a $500 reward.

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Guns & Mental Health: Many Quick Fixes; Long Term Solutions Require Study

By   /  March 18, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet On December 14th 2012, Adam Lanza killed 20 children and 6 adults at the Sandy Hook elementary school.  He had killed his mother before going to the school.  He killed himself while there. “Tragedy” is too trite to describe the incident, and doesn’t begin to describe the event and its effect on the national [...]

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Colo. sheriff says Democrats withholding pay raises in retaliation for gun bill opposition

By   /  March 11, 2013  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

Tweet Written by Greg Campbell of the Daily Caller News Foundation Colorado – El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa says that unnamed Democrats in Colorado’s state Senate have threatened to withhold pay raises for the state’s sheriffs in retaliation for their opposition to a package of gun control measures that will get their final vote [...]

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Victories and setbacks for Colorado gun control supporters

By   /  March 10, 2013  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Greg Campbell of the Daily Caller Foundation Denver, Co. – After long hours of debate Friday, the Democratic-controlled Colorado state Senate passed most of the gun control bills that have divided the state and drawn the attention of both gun-control and gun-rights advocates from around the country.

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Republicans plan ‘historical, monumental’ effort to defeat gun bills

By   /  March 8, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Greg Campbell of the Daily Caller Foundation Some of the most controversial gun bills being considered by the Democratic-controlled Colorado legislature might not be the shoo-in legislation that many have assumed them to be. according to an article in the Denver Post, three of seven gun bills being heard in the Colorado [...]

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Are guns in schools a good idea? What about other places?

By   /  March 5, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet As WALB reported, there are a couple of bills in the General Assembly that would permit guns in new places, including college campuses.  Clearly, these are going to be hotly contested bills, as all gun legislation tends to be, even without the current political climate.  As WALB reported:

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A ruling class?

By   /  January 29, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet We all disagree on a variety of things.  Some people like Obamacare, some don’t.  Some believe in an assault weapon ban, some don’t.  That’s just how politics works, and I’m fine with the disagreement.  However, Congress seems to be crossing the line, and it’s a line that I believe most will agree they have [...]

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The irony of gun control proposals

By   /  January 7, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet When people like Dianne Feinstein decide to push for new gun control laws, it’s because they want to get guns off the street.  Their constant push makes their intentions extremely clear.  However, there is something else happening with this push, and as a supporter of the Second Amendment I like what it is.  That [...]

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