gun rights

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    Wake County sheriff suspends pistol permitting, blames high demand and COVID-19 concerns

    I cannot find in state law where the sheriff has this authority. This is a bad move by the sheriff's office.
    Jon Sanders, March 24, 2020
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    “Guns Don’t Kill People…Legislators Do”

    Photo of Apex Friendship High School students courtesy of Keung Hui of the News & Observer:                     Want to know more about today’s student protests supporting gun control?  Read the latest from Stoops and Sanders.
    Terry Stoops, March 14, 2018
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    Nationwide student walkouts today

    Today is the day that students across the nation will stage a 17-minute walkout presumably to urge lawmakers to pass stronger gun laws. If you would like some background on the issues, I have published a three-part series on school shootings and student activism. School Shootings…
    Terry Stoops, March 14, 2018
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    Ready For a Reasonable Discussion of Gun Violence? Here It Is.

    John Locke Foundation Chairman John Hood answers host Tom Campbell’s question about the state of the national debate over gun control. This exchange took place during the Feb. 23, 2018, edition of “NC SPIN.” WATCH.   …
    Donna Martinez, February 27, 2018
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    When guns were marketed to educators

    Although this adds nothing meaninful to the current debate about arming teachers, I thought it was interesting that readers of the North Carolina Journal of Education regularly encountered advertisements for guns. Here is an advertisement from 1899.
    Terry Stoops, February 22, 2018
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    Gun Rights and Personal Freedom

    I recently completed my concealed carry permit class.  I shoot occasionally at the range, but I’m not really a big gun person.  I decided to do the class largely because I’d heard good things about the training that the class would provide.  I also spend time with people who do…
    Julie Tisdale, August 2, 2012
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    You might be a ‘progressive’ if …

    … you think that the Aurora massacre — done by a grad student with a clean record, a high IQ, a history of working with underprivileged kids, no history of mental illness, no apparent red flags at all, who had meticulously planned the shooting for months and also booby-trapped…
    Jon Sanders, July 23, 2012