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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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February 23, 2018

Guns on West Virginia’s campuses?

What's the status of the Campus Self Defense Act (HB4298)?

According to Legiscan:

The purpose of this bill is to create “The Campus Self Defense Act” which denies institutions of higher education the authority to restrict or regulate the carrying of a concealed deadly weapon by a person who holds a current license to carry a concealed deadly weapon.

The NRA supported bill . . .

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February 16, 2018

Again

The Onion satire returns

Commentary on today's shooting from the satirical newspaper, The Onion. This is the fifth time that they've run the same article changing only the place, the picture, and the number of deaths.

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February 14, 2018

Liars and hypocrites

Our local “newspapers” continue their anti-gun control crusade

Putting words in the mouths of local police officials

As I’ve written on a number of occasions, most newspaper readers read only the headlines and the headline on Tuesday’s front page article tells us:

Wheeling Police: More Gun Restrictions Wouldn’t Have Stopped Las Vegas Massacre

Most of what is in the . . .

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October 04, 2017

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