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Baltimore Riots 2015 & Black Lives Matter

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Clockwise from top left: Tears swell in the eyes of a Baltimore police officer Sunday in Baltimore; a peaceful conversation between Baltimore law enforcement and citizens; a woman holds up a peace sign during a rally; a woman sheds a tear as family and friends speak at a “Justice for Freddy” rally. (All photos by Devin Allen)

Baltimore has dominated the news over the past few days and the subtext of the entire ordeal is race or more specifically African-Americans vs. the police. To put this in perspective it is necessary to take a look at the racial make-up of Baltimore, its citizens, its police and its governmental leadership.

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Freedom Once Lost Is Lost Forever: 2nd Amendment What’s Really on the Line?

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Why carry a dangerous “weapon”? I’ll counter that question with another: what is so important to you that you can’t imagine anything bad happening to it? A brick isn’t dangerous until it is set in motion. At that point it is a weapon. A firearm is only as dangerous as I make it, and only in relation to a bad person with malicious intentions should it be considered dangerous. I originally decided to begin carrying, it was because I love my sister’s kids so much that even hearing them breathe is one of the best sounds in my world. I started paying attention to how unpredictable human life is and how many people were becoming statistics due to their lack of ability to defend themselves. I grew to want a firearm more for self-protection after watching this world change.

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Should Kids Be Allowed To Access Firearms With Supervision?

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How many of us safely handle firearms every day? How many of us do so around children? As a firearms owner it is my responsibility to ensure that my firearm is accounted for and either stored safely or in my possession at all times. There is no if, ands or buts about this. My firearm, my responsibility. However, there are a couple of instances in the news right now regarding children in possession of firearms. Not only did they have possession of the firearms, but they brought them into school unbeknownst to their parents. Thankfully no one was injured in either situation.

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Universal Federal Concealed Carry Permit Bill

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Two versions of a concealed carry permit? Yes, this could be a possibility for North Carolina if Senator Tarte’s proposed Senate Bill 708 “Homeland Security Unrestricted Concealed Handgun Permit” passes. Currently, North Carolina has a concealed carry permit requires a basic course (like most states) that one has carry restrictions (such as schools, government buildings, and any facility that has a ‘no guns allowed’ sign). The proposed second type of permit would require a more extensive training course, as well as a psychological assessment conducted by a physician. If this passes enhanced permit holders would be able to carry on school campuses as well. The only place off limits would be courtrooms. 

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Open Letter To The Texas GOP: You Are Not Our RULERS

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Opening Day Petition Delivery

Government derives its power from the Consent Of The Governed yet the Republican Party of Texas has turned a deaf ear to voiced consent or dissent and opted to rule as Oligarchs drawing power from the “implied consent” of the Silent Texans. In a government designed to REPRESENT the people, there is only one way to do that, LISTEN to the people. In 2014, at the Texas Republican Convention, the people’s delegates spoke loudly and UNANIMOUSLY making Constitutional Carry a legislative priority in the 84th Legislature a part of the Republican party platform. In 2015, on Day One of the opening of the legislative session, the people again spoke loudly both in person and in writing in support of Constitutional Carry. Over 100,000 petitions were delivered to House and Senate Representatives in favor of Constitutional Carry.

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Was Michelle Manhart Wrong To Protect The Flag?

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Michelle Manhart Protects US Flag

Michelle Manhart has become the darling of patriotism for her defense of the flag at Valdosta State University, but is she really? As an Air Force veteran, one would think she would understand the 1st amendment freedom of expression. You see the Supreme Court has ruled that flag desecration is protected free speech. Of course, the Supreme Court has also ruled that SOME pornography is protected free speech, so as a former Playboy model, Michelle Manhart should be well aware of the concept. Freedom of speech and expression are rights and freedoms that we all share whether we agree with the views expressed or the form that the free expression takes.

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GOP Establishment Kills Constitutional Carry Bill Amid Backlash From Conservatives

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Good News and Bad News for gun owners comes out of Texas on Friday, April 17th. The Texas House has given initial approval for the Licensed Open Carry Bill (HB910) amid an onslaught of Democrat-proposed amendments to water it down from it’s already inconsequential state. With a vote of 96 For and 35 Against, final approval is expected Monday, April 20th. However, the Democrat amendment barrage was NOT the big story of the day. In Biblical, David vs. Goliath fashion, Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford) took on the Texas GOP establishment in an attempt to file an amendment that would make the Bill a Constitutional Carry Bill and make the permit requirement voluntary. Unlike the David vs. Goliath story though, Rep. Stickland was unsuccessful. However, he did get the GOP establishment to show their true colors.

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What Is Constitutional Carry?

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Back in the day, all the pro-gun buzz surrounded states passing “Right To Carry” or concealed carry legislation, but the conversation recently has taken a decidedly different turn. Now that all 50 states have some concealed carry laws that allow citizens to carry in public, some obviously better than others, the conversation has shifted from the “right to carry” to the “FREEDOM to carry” also referred to as Constitutional Carry. So, What is Constitutional Carry? Surprisingly most people haven’t got a clue what it is and the name is rather misleading, so let’s take a closer look.

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“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Is A Lie?

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1408940746634 Image galleryImage ST LOUIS MO AUGUST 24 MicSo the DOJ finished up their investigation into the Darren Wilson vs Michael Brown shooting, deciding Wilson was justified in his actions, yet all they did was quietly release the report?  Yeah, good job Holder.  You and your “cronies” down at the Department of (in)Justice take months to do your job while our “Fearsome Leader” and half a dozen media starved “attention whores” like Jackson and Sharpton verbally crucify Wilson, rally an entire demographic around the battle cry of “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” and all you can do is “quietly” release your findings?

While you were taking your time looking at every possible angle in hopes of vindicating a criminal intent on causing bodily harm, you completely vilified a “good” man and destroyed a community as well.  As this phrase proliferated across our country, our media sensationalized it and your “publicity prostitutes” sold their souls again for “fifteen minutes”.  

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Old Glory and UC Irvine collide

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American Flag in the SunPolitical Correctness has taken its toll on many Americans as our current Administration continues to tout the benefits of splitting our Nation through cultural divisiveness, but enough is enough.  I fail to understand how a “public” university that was built off the backs of the American people could possibly be ignorant enough to even think of banning the American flag?  I don’t care that UC Irvine may be one of the most “liberal” universities in the Nation.  I don’t care if the students think they should have a say in it. The faculty and alumni should be furious over this decision, and blatantly tell them in no uncertain terms; “IT AIN’T HAPPENING HERE”

The Associated Students of University of California (ASUCI) passed a resolution March 3rd that would remove the American flag along with every other flag, from the lobby of a complex housing the offices for the student government in an attempt at making their school more “culturally inclusive”.

“Designing a culturally inclusive space aims to remove barriers that create undue effort and separation by planning and designing spaces that enable everyone to participate equally and confidentially,” read the resolution authored by Matthew Guevara.