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An article by my friend Dan Gifford. I have somewhere in my files records of Wyatt Earp and Johnny Behan being hailed into court in Prescott, Arizona Territory, for assault with a deadly weapon. They were separate incidents, not a fight between them.…
With all the boycotts and other reprisals against people who “voted the wrong way” in 2016 or have stated their intent to do the same in 2020, 42 U.S. Code §1985(3) provides: “…if two or more persons conspire to prevent by force, intimidation, or threat, any citizen who is lawfully entitled to vote, from giving his support or advocacy in a legal manner, toward or in favor of the election of any lawfully qualified person as an elector for President or Vice President, or as a Member of Congress of the United States; or to injure any citizen in person…
Barak Obama and Bill Clinton have just fallen to 2nd and 3rd great gun salesmen in history. Antifa is leaving them in the dust. “More than 6.5 million gun-sale background checks were conducted from January 1 through April 30, according to the latest NSSF research, which showed a 48% year-over-year rise from the same period in 2019. Firearms retailers surveyed by NSSF in May estimated that 40% of their sales came from first-time gun buyers.” When I started writing on the gun issue in the late 1970’s, the US was producing 3 million firearms a year. In the last…
Just got the word. He’d been with the gun rights movement for eons. He left the only written account I know of relating to the Cincinnati Revolt of 1977, which created the modern NRA, and of which he was one of the team of good guys. Yep, he was an established activist 43 years ago. Good man.…