Submitted By Dawn Hillyer

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Note: Nearly a month ago, I first reached out to three newspapers in Indiana (South Bend Tribune, Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, and Indianapolis Star) to see if they were interested in running a column in support of legislation to make it easier for Indiana’s law-abiding gun owners to protect themselves as they travel. Even after follow up contacts with them, I still have not heard from any of the news outlets. Unfortunately, the media’s disregard for the voices of law-abiding gun owners is all-to common. In an effort to go around the media gatekeepers, I decided to…


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By Caitlin O’Shei

The notion that college students, adults in the eyes of the law in every other way, are too childish or irresponsible to be allowed to exercise their constitutional right to bear arms is insulting. Why is a college campus any different than a movie theatre, restaurant, or office? Why would a college student not be afforded the same rights as a peer of the same age who is not attending college?


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Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va

The Wall Street Journal recently published an irresponsible opinion piece written by Virginia Congressman Don Beyer. The article was misleading and manipulative of the facts and it was clear that the op-ed was published without a basic fact check. The NRA sought to set the record straight by submitting both an op-ed piece and a letter to the editor. The WSJ published neither.

It’s important people know the facts behind Beyer’s ludicrous claims. Here’s the op-ed Chris Cox , NRA-ILA’s executive director wrote in response:

By Chris W. Cox
Executive Director, NRA Institute for Legislative Action

Congressman Don Beyer last…


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Between 2005 and 2011, the percentage of women in the United States who owned a firearm jumped from just 11 percent to 23 percent — a 77% increase in less than a decade. According to Gallup, 2011 is also the year that self-reported gun ownership was at its highest levels since 1993.

Here’s another statistic for those interested: In 2016, production of the palm-sized .380 semi-automatic handgun was at a 16-year high. …


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Gun control activist Shannon Watts is tired of correcting the host of an MSNBC morning show beloved by Acela corridor residents everywhere. Or at least, that’s what she writes in a recent Huffington Post op-ed that desperately wills us to believe that gun control is a winning issue at the ballot box.

“Not only is gun violence prevention supported by a majority of Americans from both parties, “ Watts writes, “but it is also a winning issue.” No kidding. A majority of Americans want to prevent gun violence? What a shock.

The trouble for Watts and her cohorts at Everytown…


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A little over a year ago on May 24, 2016, permitless carry went into effect in West Virginia. Despite ex-NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun hysteria machine, pro-Second Amendment lawmakers in the Mountain State realized that law-abiding citizens have a right to carry concealed for self-defense. Call it a big win for freedom-loving, Second-Amendment supporting West Virginians!

But what about all those doomsday predictions about this supposed “dangerous” legislation that posed a “threat to public safety” and people everywhere? Drumroll, please…

One year later, here’s how West Virginia State Police spokesman, Lt. …


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For law-abiding gun owners, the Trump presidency has been a welcome breath of fresh air. Finally, the anti-gun stench wafting from the White House over the last 8 years has dissipated. And now, as President Trump prepares to mark his first 100 days in office, we thought it fitting to commemorate his Second Amendment achievements. So, without further ado, here are four BIGLY promises made — and kept — to America’s gun owners.

1. The. Supreme. Court.

Those three little words say almost everything you need to know. When the NRA endorsed Donald Trump last May, we asked Second Amendment supporters around the country…


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1. Exercising a right shouldn’t be contingent upon what state you’re in.

This seems like it would be obvious. Sadly, it’s not. The Supreme Court affirmed in 2008 that Americans have a constitutionally-protected individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms for self-defense. What’s more, no state can deny a Constitutional right. All national reciprocity means is that state governments must respect non-residents’ right to carry a firearm for self-defense to the same degree as residents of the state.

And despite rumors to the contrary, national reciprocity legislation would not dictate to states how and where residents could carry concealed. …


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As a teenager growing up in north central Florida, Teen Vogue was one of my favorite magazines. It spoke to my interest in design and fashion as well as my desire for self-empowerment and knowledge. But when I came across a recent guest column in the magazine by gun control activist Shannon Watts, I was stunned at how one-sided it was. I submitted an alternative perspective to Teen Vogue, but the editors sat on my submission, refusing to even respond to my multiple inquiries. I was left to assume they didn’t want to share my point of view with their…


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According to FBI statistics, a violent crime occurred in America roughly every 26 seconds in 2015. Think about that. Then consider that earlier this year, a 25-year-old woman was walking to her car in a parking garage in Louisville, Kentucky, when she was attacked by a stranger with a knife.

In August, a 75-year-old woman was victim to a violent burglary attempt in her own home.

In September, two women were subject to an attempted kidnapping in a Wal-Mart parking lot, when a man tried to steal their car and force them to be his getaway drivers.

Earlier that same…

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