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    by Published on 06-25-2015 05:14 AM
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    By AWR Hawkins

    On Wednesday, former Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) asked people across the country to stop the feeding frenzy that is leading one politician after another to call for the removal of a Confederate flag from their respective state capitols.

    This same frenzy has led Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnnell (R-KY) and Kentucky GOP gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin to call for the removal of Jefferson Davis’ statue from the Kentucky State Capitol.

    Webb wrote on Facebook: “The Confederate Battle Flag has wrongly been used for racist and other purposes in recent decades. It should not be used in any way as a political symbol that divides us.”

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    by Published on 06-22-2015 05:15 AM
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    By AWR Hawkins

    During the Sunday airing of Fox New Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked Karl Rove how America can stop violent attacks like the one the country witnessed in Charleston, South Carolina.

    Rove said “acts of violence” will continue, until someone can force America to “repeal the Second Amendment.”

    He quickly added his belief that such a repeal is an impossibility, and therefore not a viable idea — yet.

    Here is Wallace’s exact question:

    Karl, whether you agree with the president on gun control or not, you certainly have to agree with him that we see these cases of mass violence way too often and we see them more often in the United States than in other advanced countries. And I mean, you know, you are in a position to say, what do we do about it whether it’s government, whether it’s community, whether it’s family, how do we stop the violence?
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    by Published on 06-18-2015 05:56 AM
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    By AWR Hawkins

    On June 17, the Violence Policy Center (VPC) released a study claiming widely accepted and academically verified numbers regarding annual defensive gun uses (DGUs) are mythical figures based on “exaggerated claims” from the “gun lobby.”

    In the study, VPC actually suggests gun owners are 32 times more likely to use a gun for “criminal homicide” rather than “justifiable homicide.” They seek to bolster this claim by quoting debunked Harvard researcher David Hemenway to minimize (downplay) the findings of academicians who posit DGUs at a rate as high as 2,500,000 a year.

    The estimate of 2,500,000 DGUs a year is a figure derived from Florida State University criminologist Gary Kleck’s work. Ironically, Hemenway has previously tried–and failed–to refute Kleck on this point. And he is not alone. Numerous other gun control proponents have fallen short in their efforts to refute Kleck’s estimate as well.

    Working with his colleague Marc Gertz, Kleck emerged in the early 1990s to show that a minimum of 760,000 DGUs is a viable claim, albeit on the low end of the estimate spectrum–their work shows the “best estimate” to be closer to 2,500,000.
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    by Published on 06-17-2015 06:15 AM
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    By Nick Kotsopoulos
    Telegram & Gazette Staff

    WORCESTER - The Zoning Board of Appeals has opened the door for the operation of a retail gun store and indoor shooting range at a former warehouse on Prescott Street.

    By a unanimous vote, the board Monday night granted two special permits to Justin Gabriel, the owner of The Gun Parlor Inc., so he can relocate his gun store from 210 Summer St. to a 10,000-square-foot building at 170 Prescott St., and also convert the building into a 10-lane indoor shooting range.

    Mr. Gabriel needs to find a new location for his business because the lease for the building he has been in for the past three years is not being renewed, according to his lawyer, Donald O'Neil.

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    by Published on 06-17-2015 05:46 AM
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    By AWR Hawkins

    Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA)11%
    (D-GA-4th Dist.) is introducing legislation to bar law-abiding citizens with concealed permits from carrying guns in the unsecured portions of airports.

    The legislation—titled the Airport Security Act of 2015—would only allow firearms in unsecured areas to police officers.

    According to The Hill, Johnson said:

    Airports are the gateway to commerce throughout the world and the front door to the communities they connect for millions of passengers who visit the United States each year. It defies logic that we would allow anyone other than law enforcement officials to carry a loaded gun within an airport. This bill is simple common sense.
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