Confusion Reigns as Gun Control Law Takes Effect in Connecticut; Meanwhile NRA Continues the Fight
On April 4, 2013, Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy (D) signed Senate Bill 1160 into law, unleashing one of the most draconian gun control laws in the nation on his constituents. Among other things, the 140-page law bans large classes of firearms and magazines that had been obtained lawfully by tens of thousands of Connecticut residents. Limited grandfather provisions apply to those who registered otherwise banned items before January 1, 2014. Others in possession could face felony penalties ...
The Brady Campaign released a report this week claiming that in its first 20 years, the NICS background check system has blocked more than 2.1 million gun purchases. Brady would have you believe each of those denials prevented a dangerous person from getting a gun. They would also have you believe their numbers prove the system should be expanded to include all firearm transfers, rather than just those occurring between licensed dealers and their unlicensed customers, as is the case now.
Piers Morgan Gets the Hook (With Apologies to Vaudeville and Donald Duck)
There's a saying in the entertainment business that "the show must go on." Everything has its limits, however, and this week CNN finally reached its limit with British tabloid journalist turned TV talk show host, Piers Morgan. Profitable TV is all about advertising, which is all about ratings, and after three years of coming in mostly dead last, or near dead last, in the ratings for its time slot, it's "curtains" for "Piers Morgan Live."
Over the last week, the internet has been full of speculation ...
Anti-Gun Obama Nominee--Vivek Murthy--Clears First Hurdle in Confirmation for U.S. Surgeon General
This week, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted 13-9 to confirm President Obama's anti-gun nominee--36-year-old Dr. Vivek Murthy--as United States Surgeon General, clearing the way for Murthy's consideration by the full Senate.
NRA strongly opposes Murthy's confirmation. In a letter to Senate leaders, NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox noted that the U.S. Surgeon General is charged with the important tasks of providing ...
Obama Administration's Proposed Ban on Domestic Sale of Ivory Could Impact Gun Sales
On February 11, 2014, the White House announced a National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking. One of the many aspects of the National Strategy is to ban the commercial trade of elephant ivory inside the United States. The Administration plans on banning the domestic sale of legally owned ivory in an upcoming rule.
In response to the White House's announcement, the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing titled, "International ...
Born November 15, 1955. Residence in Cody, Wyoming. Raised in Dublin, Ohio. Attended Dublin Local Schools, University of Wyoming, Ohio State University, Capital Law School.
Taught high school English/Journalism/Coached at Cody High School, Casper Natrona High School in Casper, Wyoming and Dublin Coffman High School in Dublin, Ohio. Worked as a
book publisher for Taylor Publishing Company of Dallas, Texas. Worked as a direct factory rep/professional shooter/gun salesman for Beretta USA. Last 14 years has owned and
operated Gunrunner Auctions in Burton, Ohio. Opened an extension of Gunrunner Auctions in Cody, Wyoming in the summer of 2013.