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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (AP Photo/John O’Connor, File) At a closed meeting with dozens of community groups late last month, [Chicago Mayor Lori] Lightfoot said progress was being made but acknowledged there was much more to be done. “I feel like we’re getting traction, but it’s early in the process,”Read More →

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By Mark Houser Most of us have been told that firearms training is important and valuable. Maybe even essential. But my own early experiences with formal training were…disappointing. In fact, I found that there was a significant disconnect between the ostensible value of firearms training and what I actually experienced inRead More →

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Joshua Geltzer (Courtesy c-cpan.org) Polarization. Misinformation. Bigotry. Racism. All fuel the growing threat of domestic extremism in the United States. But a top White House official says there’s one more key component complicating the administration’s efforts to thwart attacks: guns. “Easy access to firearms — especially certain types of firearmsRead More →

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Courtesy Facebook We can remember the days when the story of a woman successfully defending herself against a masked, armed attacker was considered good news. Times have apparently changed. At least they have for a certain breed of rabidly anti-gun politician and their civilian disarmament advocate allies. A recent incidentRead More →

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(AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) For more than two months in Colombia, civil unrest has spilled over into riots and vandalism, and clashes between demonstrators and the police have erupted in violence. Scenes of citizens taking up arms are opening old wounds in a country that had appeared to be moving towardsRead More →

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (Carlos Barria/Pool via AP) By Larry Keane The nation’s attention was drawn to Washington, D.C., last weekend and not because of politics. Criminals exchanged gunfire right outside Nationals Park, the Major League Baseball stadium in the nation’s capital. Videos showed fans scrambling for the exits in fear and surveillanceRead More →

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Then-Attorney General Kamala Harris looks over some of the guns seized from individuals legally barred from possessing them following a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, June 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) California’s Armed & Prohibited Persons System [APPS] is designed to identify prohibited persons who own firearms so theRead More →

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Biden ATF Director nominee David Chipman David Chipman’s nomination to run the federal regulatory agency hasn’t been going well. It seems that Democrats are having trouble getting all of their 50 members in the Senate lined up behind the Biden nominee. Dicky Durbin acknowledged that there are “issues” with ChipmanRead More →