President Trump and Vice President Pence to speak at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum Fri, 19 Apr 2019 19:02:53 -0500 President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will address NRA members at the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) Leadership Forum on Friday, April 26, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. This is the second consecutive year that the president and vice president will speak at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum.
Heeee’s Baaack: Bill Clinton Peddles Gun Control on a Wish and a Lie Fri, 19 Apr 2019 17:13:05 -0500 Proving there is no statute of limitations on political opportunism, this week former President Bill Clinton used the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the tragic school shooting in Littleton, Colo. to pen an op-ed pushing the modern gun control agenda. In doing so, Clinton adopted several of the tired falsehoods that have become attendant to this debate.In recalling a White House conference on school violence that touched upon school shootings in 1999, Clinton noted, “This was a year before Columbine, when our nation did not foresee how increasingly frequent such attacks would become…” This passage is intended to give the impression that school violence and school shootings are common occurrences that have increased since the 1990s. This is not true.
New York Times Admits Privately-Funded “Gun Violence” Research is a Thing Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:38:58 -0500 The New York Times – the “paper of record” – reports that “Gun Research is Suddenly Hot.” While we’re happy to see the Times has finally acknowledged that “gun research” can survive federal restrictions on taxpayer funded gun control advocacy, there are necessary caveats here.The volume of “gun violence research” may be increasing, but the field has not been as neglected as the media would have you believe. The Arnold Foundation and the Rand Corporation have partnered on a research venture into firearm-related violence that to date has reviewed thousands of studies published between 2003 and 2016.
Media Continues to Cause Distorted Fear of School Violence Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:17:27 -0500 When it comes to the wellbeing of today’s youth, one would think that all could agree that provoking unnecessary fear should be avoided. That apparently is not the case, however, when it comes to pushing the narrative that changes are urgently needed to America’s gun control laws to keep schoolchildren safe from an “epidemic” of “gun violence” that is spiraling out of control. The truth is that schools are as safe as they’ve been in the last two decades, yet polls show the public believing the opposite to be true.
North Idaho’s Arm of the NRA Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:34:43 -0500 Sitting across from him in the Hayden Panera Bread on Prairie Avenue, watching him smile and sip his coffee as he tells his genial backstory in a friendly, mild-mannered voice, it’s easy to forget that Dwight Van Horn is one of the most powerful people you’ll likely ever meet.
Can We Fight Zombie Deer? Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:52:40 -0500 Mention zombies and everyone sits up and takes notice. The topic of zombies has become a fun intellectual pastime in the last decade. As proof, look no further than the nearest selection of popular TV shows, blockbuster movies, green-tipped bullets or lime green AR-15s. The recent reference to deer zombies infected with chronic wasting disease (CWD) in the media is neither accurate nor appropriate, but it was successful in sparking a much-needed discussion about the seriousness of the condition.