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Georgia Gun Owners launches grassroots push to repeal gun free zones

By   /  January 13, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta -Today, Georgia Gun Owners (GGO) launched a statewide grassroots campaign to pressure Governor Nathan Deal, Speaker David Ralston and Lt. Governor Casey Cagle to publicly support and call for passage of pro-gun legislation — without “poison pill,” anti-gun amendments.

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With the Second Amendment, responsibility accompanies rights

By   /  December 2, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Anyone who had read my writings on politics for any length of time knows my stance on the Second Amendment.  I’m an ardent believer in our right to keep and bear arms, and there’s not really anything that’s going to change that position.  Trust me, there have been events that shook my faith in [...]

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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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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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Protestors descend on Colorado to oppose gun control bills

By   /  March 5, 2013  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Greg Campbell of the Daily Caller Foundation Representatives of those affected by every recent mass shooting were among the throngs of people jamming the Colorado state capitol Monday to testify before a pair of Senate committees considering seven controversial gun-control bills. This group included Mark Kelly, whose wife, former Arizona Democratic Rep. [...]

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Why our gun rights matter

By   /  February 22, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Guns are a big part of the news these days.  I’m sure we can all understand why.  Sandy Hook was a real tragedy, and the fact that the victims were so young only compounds that fact.  It’s easy to want to make sure that things like that never happen again, but there’s a right [...]

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Dianne Feinstein may not realize what could be coming

By   /  January 25, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet California Senator Dianne Feinstein has finally introduced her assault weapon ban bill into congress.  This bill has the full backing of the White House, as President Obama has made this part of his effort to prevent another tragedy like Sandy Hook.  However, there is a little something called The Law of Unintended Consequences that [...]

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2nd Amendment Rights

By   /  January 17, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet After the President’s speech calling for changes in our gun laws, You have heard discussions about the Second Amendment, and the role of guns in society. Some say hunters do not need semi-automatic guns with high capacity magazines? That is true, but completely misses the point. The real point is: “The right to bear [...]

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Call me crazy, but new gun proposal must be stopped

By   /  November 19, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet Normally, I keep away from national politics here at The Journal.  You can get that kind of thing anywhere, so I keep my focus on local or state politics.  Today, I don’t think I can really do that.  You see, a California senator has vowed to introduce legislation that, for me, is going way [...]

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Gun ownership: A choice that should stay intact

By   /  April 26, 2011  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet “Guns are dangerous. How can you support people owning such dangerous thing?” That was a question I was asked last week. It was a valid question, though I’ve answered it a few thousand times through the years. Still, there are those who still don’t understand it. First, there are an estimated 2.5 million instances [...]

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