Hey, WTRF: When Congressman McKinley comes around for his free campaign promo segment, why don’t you surprise him and ask some real questions?
I’ve thought of a few gun-related questions if you can’t think of any
Whenever David McKinley (WV-1) is back in town, we can usually assume that local Wheeling TV station WTRF will give him a couple of challenge-free minutes to spout whatever he wants promoted. (See here and here for recent examples.) Today starts the second week of the House’s six-week recess and my hunch is that we are just days away from the . . .
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Yesterday, 33 Republicans joined Democrats to renew the Violence Against Women Act
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 . . .
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News sources carry update on the legislature's "campus carry" bill
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 . . .
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Guns on West Virginia's college campuses?
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 . . .
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A look at the "guns in the schools" issue
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 . . .
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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. . . .
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