STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN Hunting, wildlife groups weigh in against universal background checks
The National Rifle Association and 30 other hunting, wildlife and conservation groups sent a letter to leaders of the U.S. Senate this week opposing background checks and other restrictions they say a... Posted on 4/5/13 at 10:45 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, A Perfect World... Posted on 1/4/13 at 7:58 AM
After struggling to sway both state and federal lawmakers, proponents of expanding background checks for gun sales are now exploring whether they will have more success by taking the issue directly to voters.
North Dakota’s senators are on different sides of the political aisle, but they do agree on one thing: The Senate’s gun control debate should focus more on dealing with the mentally ill and criminals than on expanding background checks to buy those weapons.
Indeed, protection is now the top reason gun owners cite for having a firearm, a new survey shows, a figure that has nearly doubled since 1999. But even after years of study, there is little clarity on how, exactly, Americans use guns to protect themselves in moments of jeopardy — or how often.
The mother of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Connecticut school shooting used the opportunity to fill in for President Barack Obama during the weekly radio and Internet address to make a personal plea from the White House for action to combat gun violence.
The Second Amendment is a constitutional right. It guarantees that the people can have the guns of their choice to defend themselves. It is not about hunting, and it is not about how many shells we need to have.
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