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Jumping Targets Supports Senators Efforts to Ease Gun Restrictions for Military Spouses

Posted by Eric Morgan on September 23, 2015 0 Comments

Currently, military spouses are restricted to purchasing a gun in the state that is their permanent residence. Several senators have introduced new legislation that would permit the husband or wife of a military service member to purchase a gun in the state where their spouse is stationed. This legislation would further extend to purchasing guns in neighboring states if service members must cross state borders to enter their stationed bases. South Dakota Republican Senator Mike Rounds cited reasons for increasing gun ownership in light of the recent increasing of shootings on military bases. His statement supporting gun ownership included the following: “At a time of increased threats on military bases and to members of our Armed Forces, it is as... Read more

Jumping Targets: A Brief Run Down on Presidential Hopefuls’ Stands on Gun Control Part 2 of 2

Posted by Eric Morgan on September 13, 2015 0 Comments

There are many hot button topics this political season, but none are more important to gun owners than gun control. This two-part article highlights the candidates’ stances on gun reform. Retired Neurosurgeon Ben Carson (R) Carson believes that semi-automatic weapon ownership should depend on where people live. He was quoted as saying, “I think if you live in the midst of a lot people, and I’m afraid that the semi-automatic weapon is going to fall into the hands of a crazy person, I would rather you not have it.” Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pennsylvania) Santorum is a supporter of the Second Amendment. In 2013, he opposed the Senate’s background-check legislation, urging people to focus on mental health. Former Texas... Read more

Jumping Targets: A Brief Run Down on Presidential Hopefuls’ Stands on Gun Control Part 1 of 2

Posted by Eric Morgan on September 03, 2015 0 Comments

There are many hot button topics this political season, but none are more important to gun owners than gun control. This two-part article highlights the candidates’ stances on gun reform. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) Clinton believes in “common sense” gun reforms and backs bipartisan legislation that will require universal background checks on all gun purchases. However, her liberal past has a quote that will haunt her: “We’ve got to rein in what has become almost an article of faith that anybody can have a gun anywhere at anytime ... We really have got to get our arms around it because at the rate we are going, we are going to have so many people with guns everywhere... Read more

Jumping Targets: The Pros of Gun Ownership

Posted by Eric Morgan on August 24, 2015 0 Comments

Gun ownership and the Second Amendment is a hot topic right now. I cannot turn on the news without hearing about another gun shooting tragedy and I find that more of my social outings involve friends and acquaintances entering into disagreements about how gun ownership causes criminal behavior. If you find yourself in a friendly debate, it is important to know the facts about gun ownership and the necessity behind keeping the Second Amendment intact. Here are some key points to memorize. Even though I own a fire extinguisher, if my house is on fire, I would call 911. So, if an intruder were in my house and with seconds counting, I would have a gun to save my family.... Read more

Jumping Targets: Armed Citizens Stand Guard

Posted by Eric Morgan on August 12, 2015 0 Comments

The tragedy that struck Hiram, Georgia, on July 17, 2015, will remain in the hearts of Americans for an eternity. An armed man that is suspected to have ties to militant anti-American groups entered military recruiting centers, going on a shooting spree, killing armed forces recruiters. According to U.S. military laws, recruiting centers do not allow men and women to carry guns for self-defense. In this shocking slaying, the soldiers that put their lives on the line to defend America were ultimately helpless victims, unable to defend themselves. After the shooting, approximately 30 armed citizens showed up, working in shifts, to protect the recruiting offices. Valuing life and disagreeing that American soldiers cannot defend their own freedoms, they have agreed... Read more

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