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Tag: gun control
  • Gun Control Debate at University of West Georgia

    We held our usual Free Minds Forum on March 7th. The topic was gun control, with an emphasize on the 2nd amendment. The discussion started out on the topic of different forms of gun control then evolved into more theoretical aspects of the gun control debate. We deciphered the second amendment text and used wording …

  • The Great Debate V, University of Cincinnati

    A copy of our poster that was used in advertising the debate on campus. One of our YAL Chapter’s favorite recurring events that we do each semester is the The Great Debate: A debate amongst all the political student groups on campus over a variety of current issues. This was the fifth iteration of such …

  • Georgia gun bill becomes law and nobody dies

    Pictured above: What never happened. The strangest thing happened Tuesday. I didn’t die in a shooting rampage.   Normally this sort of statement would seem a bit ridiculous, but according to progressives all over the country, Georgia was supposed to become the wild west at midnight on July 1 as the latest gun bill took …

  • A gentleman’s guide to open carry

    Let me begin by saying that I believe the right to open carry a firearm in the United States is an indisputable, God-given right as codified in our founding documents. With that being said, let’s have a candid discussion about the effectiveness of the recent open carry movement in America. There is a difference between …

  • On Gun Crime and Violent Video Games

    I tend to avoid talking or writing about mass shootings or publicized crimes for a good amount of time after the fact, unlike the rest of the media, to let the dust settle so the facts reveal themselves. Yet, the tragic shooting spree at the Washington, DC Navy Yard on September 16 reignited the national conversation on …

  • Obama Proposes New Gun Control Measures for Milsurp Weapons

    News broke on the morning of August 29 that President Barack Obama has proposed new gun control measures that would effectively ban the reimportation of military surplus weapons, or “milsurp” weapons, into the United States by private entities. Gun collectors and military memorabilia enthusiasts often scour the Internet for the opportunity to purchase and reimport …

  • Georgia Governor Nathan Deal gets unwanted surprise at his own event

    Attendees of Georgia’s 3rd annual “Grillin’ With the Governor” returned to their cars this year to find a little something extra.   The event, put on by Georgia’s Republican Governor Nathan Deal, was the subject of a literature canvass by volunteers from the group Georgia Gun Owners stating that Deal “killed pro-gun bills in 2013” and …

  • Gun Control Leads to Colorado’s 1st Ever Recall Election

    Colorado voters are recalling Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron in response to their votes for gun control measures in the recent General Assembly Session. This is the first ever recall election of state lawmakers in Colorado. The special election, set by Gov. John Hickenlooper for Sept. 10, is expected to cost voters …

  • Georgia Is for Censors

    The Georgia Department of Driver Services plans to amend its Rules and Regulations, Ch. 375-2-3-.02, regarding “Special Prestige License Plates” (also known as “vanity plates”) to prohibit any references to guns on the plates. When I looked up the state constitution of Georgia, I discovered that there is indeed a bill of rights section which …

  • Gun Control and Courage Don’t Mix

    Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords recently visited New Hampshire asking for politicians to display what she called “courage” in passing expanded gun control laws. Courage!? Talk about an invasion of Orwellian newspeak into the public discourse. Those who promote gun control legislation usually argue that they seek to “enhance public safety,” or to “protect the children,” or …