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by NRA Staff – Monday, March 25, 2019


A thief got more than he bargained for after stealing a sport utility vehicle in Missoula, Mont. Just after 8 a.m., local deputies were called to investigate the theft, and in their search for the offender, the officers spotted the SUV and attempted to pull it over and apprehend the illicit driver. However, he fled through several neighborhoods and a construction site before crashing into a mailbox. Witnessing the pursuit and crash outside his window, a nearby resident armed himself in case he was drawn into the confrontation. And sure enough, the carjacker chose to force his way into that very house, where he was met by the vigilant homeowner and held there until the police arrived to arrest him on multiple charges. (The Missoulian, Missoula, Mont., 12/18/18)

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An attempted burglary on Carefree Lane turned out to be anything but. After the robber began his attempt to rob the residence, he was confronted by the homeowner, who discharged his own firearm wounding the man fatally. No charges have yet been filed, though the police investigation of the incident is still ongoing. (WDBJ7Roanoke Co., Va., 02/27/19)

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Autopsy of a Dead Coup

The illegal effort to destroy the 2016 Trump campaign by Hillary Clinton campaign’s use of funds to create, disseminate among court media, and then salt among high Obama administration officials, a fabricated, opposition smear dossier failed.

So has the second special prosecutor phase of the coup to abort the Trump presidency failed. There are many elements to what in time likely will become recognized as the greatest scandal in American political history, marking the first occasion in which U.S. government bureaucrats sought to overturn an election and to remove a sitting U.S. president.

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Uncovering the Secrets to Long-Range Precision Shooting

Uncovering the Secrets to Long-Range Precision Shooting

Anyone who has contemplated long-range precision shooting might first assume it requires favorable astrology and black magic to be successful, practically granting mythic status to those practitioners who harbor its secrets. This ethos is not unearned. To the uninitiated, calling the proper holdover and windage on the first shot, not to mention figuring advanced concepts as spindrift and air-density, seem about as probable as a golfer scoring a condor. The multitude of variables, from wind, to atmosphere, to caliber, to parallax (and the list goes on), can appear an almost insurmountable challenge. To determine just where stands that fine line between science and magic, I took a peek behind the curtain with the experts at the Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, W.Va., in a one-day “Intro to Long Range” course.

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What Liberals Forget: Before the Welfare State, Americans Took Care of Each Other

The Daily Signal, Ben Shapiro


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., attends a session called “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the New Left” during the 2019 South by Southwest conference on March 9 in Austin, Texas. (Photo: Samantha Burkardt/Getty Images for South by Southwest conference)

Over the weekend, Democratic fresh face and socialist darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., spoke at the South by Southwest conference. While sitting amidst the enormous bounty provided by capitalism—top-notch electronic equipment, a massive crowd of paid ticket holders—AOC tore into capitalism.

She called the system that has raised 80 percent of the globe from extreme poverty since 1980 “irredeemable.” She railed against the injustice of people having to work jobs rather than write poetry—as though socialist countries are famous for ensuring that people work only the jobs they find spiritually rewarding.

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The Left is Doubling Down on Scheme to Pack the Supreme Court

The Daily Signal, by Jarrett Stepman, March 08, 2019


Anything the left can’t control, it aims to destroy.

From campaigns to abolish the Senate to the growing movement to upend the Electoral College after Hillary Clinton’s defeat in the 2016 presidential election, progressives have few qualms about getting rid of long-standing constitutional institutions.

Now they’re doubling down on their efforts to wage war on the Supreme Court.

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Shall We Defend Our Common History?

Imprimis, January, 2019


The following is adapted from a talk delivered on board the Crystal Symphony on July 19, 2018, during a Hillsdale College educational cruise to Hawaii.

The recent news that the University of Notre Dame, responding to complaints by some students, would “shroud” its twelve 134-year-old murals depicting Christopher Columbus was disappointing. It was not surprising, however, to anyone who has been paying attention to the widespread attack on America’s past wherever social justice warriors congregate.

Notre Dame, a Congregation of Holy Cross institution, may not be particularly friendly to its Catholic heritage. But its president, the Rev. John Jenkins, demonstrated how jesuitical (if not, quite, Jesuit) he could be. Queried about the censorship, he said, apparently without irony, that his decision to cover the murals was not intended to conceal anything, but rather to tell “the full story” of Columbus’s activities.

Welcome to the new Orwellian world where censorship is free speech and we respect the past by attempting to elide it.

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Noncitizen Voting Called ‘Next Battle Space’ in Fight for Election Integrity

The Daily Signal, Kevin Mooney / /


Voter Shane Schoepke drops his ballot Nov. 6, 2018, at the Voter Service and Polling Center at the Arvada, Colorado, Department of Motor Vehicles. (Photo: Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Americans willing to volunteer their time to ensure that only lawful votes are cast and counted in upcoming elections got a critical piece of advice during the Conservative Political Action Conference.

“A lot of you know about voter ID,” former Justice Department lawyer J. Christian Adams said Friday at CPAC, the annual gathering of conservative activists just outside Washington. “But that’s yesterday’s issue and it is 10 years old. Voter ID is not the solution; the left has moved on.”

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Gun Grabbers Admit Feds Can’t Enforce Laws Without State and Local Support

Tenth Amendment Center, Mike Maharrey, 02/22/19


The federal government needs state and local support to enforce gun laws and the anti-gun lobby knows it.

On February 12, around 450 supporters of the Missouri chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America descended on the state capitol to lobby for passage of a state bill that would bar anybody convicted of domestic violence from owning or possessing a firearm.

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The US ‘Has the Most Mass Shootings’—and Other Bogus Gun Research

The Daily Signal, John Stossel / /


Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., warned President Donald Trump that if he declared an “emergency” to build a wall, “think what a president with different values can present. … Why don’t you declare [the epidemic of gun violence in America] an emergency, Mr. President? I wish you would. … A Democratic president can declare emergencies as well.”

Her fellow Democrats, Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., quickly agreed. Warren tweeted: “Gun violence is an emergency. Climate change is an emergency.”


Not every problem in America should be declared an emergency—or used by a president to justify acting without Congress.

The liberal Left continue to push their radical agenda against American values. The good news is there is a solution. Find out more >>

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The Armed Citizen, February, 2019 

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Read these amazing stories which highlight accounts of law-abiding gun owners in America using their Second Amendment rights for self-defense in this online edition of the Armed Citizen®.

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