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Gun Ownership at 40 Year Low with Record Gun Sales?

Gun Ownership at 40 Year Low with Record Gun Sales?

In my last article I included a quote from Andrei Berman, a spokesman for Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group Everytown for Gun Safety, who thinks that gun manufacturers are using fear tactics to sell to minorities because gun ownership is the lowest it has been in 40 years. Now, I never take anything these people say…

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Mental Illness and Gun Ownership: Some Thoughts

Mental Illness and Gun Ownership: Some Thoughts

Mental illness is a hot topic for both 2nd amendment advocates and proponents of gun control. Incidents such as the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Connecticut and a theater in Aurora, Colorado have made it an unavoidable topic for both sides. No matter your stance on firearms, most agree with the statement “mentally…

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The Changing Face of Gun Ownership in the USA

The Changing Face of Gun Ownership in the USA

I would imagine by now that we're all familiar with the popular stereotypes of gun owners: fat white guys in Confederate flag t-shirts, if not tin foil hats. And heck—it's a funny image, and I'm not above laughing at it. And like so much we see in media, it's not entirely true. The demographics of…

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Will I know the Time?

Will I know the Time?

I recently read several articles about dementia and gun ownership. Quite a few of the comments were; "Substitute real bullets with fake ones!", "Tell them either the gun goes or you go" (the caretaker – usually a sibling), and "demented people have no rights; therefore, they should not have a gun!" While disturbed at most…

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