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Today, gun rights advocates across the country participated in events and visited gun shows to commemorate what’s being calling Gun Appreciation Day. We’ve already pointed out the tone deafness of choosing to honor guns on a weekend we celebrate murdered civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr.

Proponents of Gun Appreciation Day recommend participants:

“go to your local gun store, gun range, or gun show with a copy of the Constitution, their American Flags and “Hands off my Guns” signs.

Apparently organizers should have [...]

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After a day like today, many of us are still trying to process the unthinkable tragedy in a Connecticut elementary school. As a parent, I’m horrified and extremely grateful to be able to tuck my kids into their beds tonight, thinking about those who won’t have that pleasure.

And I’m angry. Angry, mostly because these events keep happening and nothing is ever done. After Virginia Tech and again after Tucson, we had brief national conversations about mental illness and guns, but nothing happened. More recent incidents haven’t even led to a conversation. The NRA and gun advocates have become so [...]

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OK, it’s more irony than an oxymoron, but since Kris used the term “oxymoronical” in the video I couldn’t resist that title.  In 2009, then State Rep Kris Jordan speaks to Ohioans For Concealed Carry at their “Party in the Park 6″ held at Liberty Park on July 11th.  Part of that talk seems very ironic now given the fact that Kris bought his wife a 9mm weapon for protection in their home when the protection she may have needed was from him:

(original video via TheBerlinKid)

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I just saw this on Twitter where ProgressOhio are asking folks to sign a petition to urge the still Democratic-controlled Ohio House not to pass two gun rights bills, SB 239 and 247.  Now, many of you may disagree with my views when it comes to Second Amendment rights, and that’s to be expected.  However, what ProgressOhio presents is still highly misleading.

For example, ProgressOhio says:

If they succeed, Ohio will be changed to allow:

- easy access to guns for criminals convicted of some drug crimes. Around 1,500 Ohio students are told every [...]

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As Modern pointed out earlier, Buckeye Firearms Association was set to join the NRA in endorsing Ted Strickland for Governor over his Republican challenger John “voted for a gun ban” Kasich.

Now it’s official. Ted just got an endorsement from what one Ohio blogger on the right calls “a fantastic conservative organization”. When Matt Naugle thinks the endorsement is correct, you have some serious gun rights issues and some massive trouble with your supposed base.

I’m not sure you can stress how big this is. The NRA and the BFA have both endorsed an incumbent DEMOCRAT for Governor. [...]

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Modern conservatism at work:

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Knoxville’s police chief says the man accused of a shooting that killed two people at a Tennessee church targeted the congregation because of its liberal social stance.

Chief Sterling Owen IV said Monday that police found a letter in Jim D. Adkisson’s car. Owen said Adkisson was apparently frustrated over being out of work and had a “stated hatred of the liberal movement.”

Adkisson is charged with first-degree murder. Police say a gunman entered the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church during a children’s performance Sunday. No children were hurt.

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So with the recent DC handgun ban ruling by the Supreme Court and the resulting glee on the right (despite the court continuing to allow “reasonable restrictions”), I began thinking.

Why is it that the right is so solid on this right and so absolutely opposed to a city or municipality with unique crime and violence problems banning handguns, while turning around and displaying the exact OPPOSITE behavior when it comes to a woman getting pregnant and deciding whether or not they want to have that child?

On one hand (guns) it is government hands off!

On the [...]

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Her campaign is looking more and more Republican all the time:

Hat tip to Ben Smith at Politico, who writes:

The piece is particularly striking coming from Clinton, who has been seen for most of her career as a firm advocate of gun control, but more recently has emerged — without dramatically shifting her stance on specific issues — as a defender of the Second Amendment who fondly recalled being taught to shoot by her grandfather in Scranton.

More pandering. How truly pathetic. I wonder if Obama will get a backer to stand behind him while he [...]

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