Seattle crime coverage underscores gun control failing
While Seattle police continue to investigate a fatal shooting downtown early Sunday morning, and hunt for the killer, a story posted on the Seattle P-I.com about another shooting several days ago underscores why a current push for a new gun law misses the mark.
Otis McDonald, champion of Supreme Court victory, passes
Otis McDonald, the man whose name will be forever synonymous with Second Amendment activism for his victory over Chicago’s handgun ban, died today, according to his nephew, Dr. Frederick Jones, who spoke with this column. He was 79.
Giffords takes heat for forgiving gunman, while punishing honest gun owners
Former California Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was “way off target” Wednesday when she told an audience in Oakland, Calif., that she forgives the gunman who shot her and killed six others, the head of a Bellevue-based gun rights group said today, because she has been campaigning to erode the rights of gun owners who have harmed nobody.
Gun rights rally Saturday in Olympia with something to celebrate
Gun rights activists will rally tomorrow in Olympia, showing solidarity with gun owners in Connecticut now battling that state’s restrictive new gun laws, while the Evergreen State has something to celebrate with the new short-barreled rifle law, signed quietly by Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday, according to State Rep. Matt Shea’s Facebook page.
It really doesn’t matter, when somebody shows up at a place, why they’re trying to kill people,” Erich Pratt, the group’s director of communications, told MSNBC. “The important thing is that people be able to protect themselves.”
Some important facts have emerged in the hours following Wednesday’s Fort Hood shooting, including one that is likely to be discussed with greater emphasis in the days ahead, and it got some attention from KVIs John Carlson during the morning drive time: Fort Hood – a military base – is essentially a “gun-free” zone.
Poll shows growing opposition to gun control; Issa op-ed rips ATF
A new Rasmussen Reports poll released Monday shows waning public support for new gun control measures, with only 40 percent of likely voters backing such ideas while 53 percent – the highest level in more than two years – do not favor additional gun laws.
Pending Nebraska bill hits close to key initiative tenet: No gun grabs
Pending legislation in Nebraska sponsored by State Sen. Mark Christensen, detailed yesterday by the Associated Press in both the San Francisco Chronicle and Washington Times, hits very close to home on a key tenet of Initiative 591 in Washington State…