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Mike Myer echoes the NRA: it’s not guns, its violent video games

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.” In the . . .

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June 04, 2018

Cherry-picked statistics and straw-man arguments

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 long-term trend to cherry-pick the . . .

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April 04, 2018

What is “news” to the Wheeling News-Register?

It’s certainly not young people calling for change

If the Wheeling News-Register is part of your Sunday reading:

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Answer: C, D and E.

Before beginning, a quick glance at today’s papers from around the country might be helpful. This morning, Kiosko.net highlighted the front page of the following five newspapers:

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As you can see, this cross-section of the nation’s papers focused on the various . . .

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March 25, 2018

What would have to happen to change your mind, Senator?

Capito still opposed to gun legislation

On Wednesday, President Trump surprised Republican lawmakers and the NRA by making statements that he would support some forms of gun legislation. Late yesterday, the New York Times and other news sources reported that the President, after meeting with the NRA, was backing away from that position:

The top lobbyist for the National Rifle . . .

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March 02, 2018

WV legislature obviously oblivious to what's going on around them

NRA-backed proposal passes WV House of Delegates 85 - 14

From the Associated Press:

W.Va. House Backs Employee Guns in Locked Cars

The article explains:

West Virginia's House has voted 85-14 to let employees bring loaded guns to their workplaces as long as they are locked in their cars.

The bill, titled the "Business Liability Protection Act," now goes to the Senate.

Supporters say . . .

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February 28, 2018

Updates on previous posts

Bob Murray/John Oliver, net neutrality, WV and guns

Bob Murray's suit against John Oliver is dismissed

From The Hill:

A West Virginia judge dismissed a coal mogul’s defamation lawsuit this week against cable television host John Oliver and HBO.

In a decision dated Wednesday, West Virginia Judge Jeffrey Cramer accepted HBO’s argument that Bob Murray, CEO of coal mining giant Murray Energy . . .

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February 25, 2018

Guns and West Virginia

Articles of interest from around the Web

NRA contributions

Quiz question: Which West Virginia member of Congress has received the most money from the National Rifle Association?

The Washington Post recently asked the question

Have your representatives in Congress received donations from the NRA?

and answered it with an interactive map which lists the NRA's contributions on a . . .

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February 23, 2018

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