Diversity and freedom of expression for all . . .
Conservative students at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens-Point were the victims of vandalism and a public shaming campaign recently, with the leader of the school’s College Republicans stating the group has been twice “silenced” by acts of property destruction and that group members were smeared as “racists” in a social media post.
Amelia Heup, chair of the College Republicans at that school, told The College Fix that the school has not yet taken any action against the vandals, while the university said it is “investigating” the matter.
The controversy began after members of the College Republicans posted fliers advertising an NRA event on the university’s campus. Within twelve hours, Heup said, “every single poster was removed.” Subsequent fliers were also removed. “We have had to repost over 40 posters,” Heup told The Fix.
Which is why we need national reciprocity so badly . . .
The ability to carry a concealed weapon into another state is governed by a web of complex state laws and interstate reciprocity agreements. An Ohioan with a concealed carry license can go into Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia without problem, for example, according to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office. But if this gun owner was caught carrying his concealed weapon in Illinois, he’d face trouble.
This is why Zelenka, an attorney, and Squid, a nickname used by a Navy veteran participating in a nationwide dialogue on guns, support the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.
The bill, which the Republican-led House of Representatives passed almost entirely along party lines in December, would declare that every state must recognize the right to concealed carry if the gun holder got a license in another state.
Hey, we read this stuff so you don’t have to . . .
There appears to be change afoot in the area of gun violence research. For example, at the federal level, the new CDC Director Robert Redfield agrees that there’s no ban on gun violence research, and on the state level, seven (so far) governors have recently created a consortium to study the problem of gun violence.
We are nurses who have a vested interested in the health of the public. Each of us has many years of experience working in practice, and in teaching public health, mental health, and women’s health. Gun violence touches on all these areas.
We agree that there’s a need for gun violence research but we also think about the root cause. By definition, there would be no gun violence if there were no guns.
Secret Service Destroys Lie Pushed By Media, Parkland Activists About NRA Gun Ban
We know you already knew this, but it bears repeating . . .
On Monday, the United States Secret Service (USSS) dismantled a lie pushed by the media which was started by far-left Parkland activists who claimed that the NRA banned guns at their upcoming convention this weekend in Dallas.
The false claim started when gun control activist Cameron Kasky, who has a history of making wildly inaccurate claims, tweeted a screenshot from an article that noted that firearms would not be allowed at the convention due to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence attending the event. Kasky tweeted: “The NRA has evolved into such a hilarious parody of itself.”
However, the quote in the tweet explicitly stated that the Secret Service would be responsible for the event’s security, not the NRA.
More fun for gun owners on the left coast . . .
Oregon’s Attorney General has drafted the ballot title for an initiative to ban the sale of high capacity magazines and many semiautomatic rifles, pistols and shotguns.
Initiative Petition 43 “criminalizes possession or transfer of ‘assault weapons’ (defined) or ‘large capacity magazines’ (defined), with exceptions,” according to the draft ballot title written by Ellen Rosenblum’s office.
The public now has until May 8 to comment on the draft.
Since Florida’s red flag law was enacted on March 9, police in Broward County, which includes Parkland, have obtained more court orders to remove guns from private citizens than any other county in the state. https://t.co/aIxA5fulhZ
— The Trace (@teamtrace) May 1, 2018