Guess who was not among them
NBC News explains the vote:
The House on Thursday passed an extension of the Violence Against Women Act, which provides protections for survivors of domestic violence, and includes new gun-related provisions that are opposed by the NRA. . . .
The bill today, which would extend the law for five years, includes new provisions . . .
Let's qualify that to "some"
- This morning's Charleston Gazette-Mail:
- MetroNews at 9 AM this morning:
- Nexstar's statewide television news network carried a story about campus protests on its 5:30 PM statewide news last night.
This . . .
A 17-year-old brings a loaded gun to a local high school and the Intelligencer finds that "worrisome"
It has had nothing to say, however, about the increasing likelihood that 18-year-olds will legally be allowed to bring concealed weapons to WV Northern and West Liberty campuses
From this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, "Keeping Firearms Out of Our Schools":
City police say that when they went to Steubenville High School to question a student about an armed robbery, they found a loaded .40-caliber pistol in his backpack. Later, that 17-year-old and a 16-year-old were charged in . . .
The NRA tries again
The National Rifle Association was excited at the end of last month – its Institute for Legislative Action reported on what was happening in the West Virginia legislature:
West Virginia has hit the ground running. With session having started only two weeks ago, three pro-gun bills have already been introduced. Two of these bills . . .
Should the rest of the country follow Barnesville and the state of Ohio?
Ohio gets serious
Monday’s Wheeling papers had a long (by their standards) article on teachers carrying guns in Ohio schools. After quoting Trump on what a great idea it is, the article tells us:
Under the cloak of security, school districts in 68 of Ohio’s 88 counties have armed teachers — many without telling the . . .
Sunday’s Mike Myer column, “What’s Wrong With Us,” argued that it’s video games, not guns, that need restricting.
The beginning of the column attacks “Active Shooter,” a video game that will likely not be released. (It fits his thesis, however.) Myer then moves on to attack older video games like “Thrill Kill” and “Grand Theft Auto. . . .
Yes, it’s another Ogden editorial on gun control
First, we get the “straw man argument:”
London, England, is reminding Americans that gun control does not translate automatically to reducing violence.
(Is anyone, liberal or otherwise, arguing that it “automatically” translates?)
From there, Monday’s Wheeling News-Register editorial* ignores the . . .