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SECOND AMENDMENT

Rep. Karla Rose Hanson, a Democrat from Fargo, joins this episode of Plain Talk to discuss guns and gun control. Also on this episode, Wednesday co-host Chad Oban and I talk about out predictions for the upcoming June primaries.
Politicians of all types need to stop using mental illness as their default explanation for all of the gun violence occurring in the US and any other violent crime that occurs.
North Dakota's lawmakers have defeated a "red flag law" bill before, and not without good reason, but could there be a way to craft such a law that brings gun rights proponents and gun control advocates together?
On this episode of Plain Talk, North Dakota Congressman Kelly Armstrong answers questions about gun rights and gun control, and Bakken Energy CEO Mike Hopkins talks about his company's progress toward building a hydrogen hub that will use North Dakota natural gas.

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The popular narrative is that America has strong protections for gun rights because the NRA imposes its will on our political process, but that's false. For better or worse, America's gun laws generally reflect the will of the people.
The justices are expected to rule by the end of this month in a challenge by two firearms owners and the New York affiliate of the National Rifle Association to that state's restrictions on carrying concealed handguns in public.
The gun debate has become another front in the culture war. We can do better than that. In fact, there are a lot of things we could do to improve our gun crime problem without Congress even needing to act.
Hiding behind the Second Amendment has become a convenient cover. Enough.
"Ghost gun" is a scary name for a scary idea, which is nefarious criminals manufacturing the implements of mayhem in their basements without any oversight from the government, even if that doesn't actually happen very often relative to our society's larger problems with crime.
If we believe Americans have a right to be secure in their homes and to defend themselves, then we cannot accept that Locke deserved to die because he grabbed a gun when someone kicked in his door.

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Critics have said that ruling would allow states to enact laws that circumvent other recognized rights such as LGBT and religious rights as well as guns.

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