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OPINION: Gun-control advocates should heed NRA’s words

October 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Craig R. Whitney

Bloomberg News

Gun-control advocates think the only way to keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them is to make it harder for everybody to get them.

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Fargo mayor distances himself from Bloomberg’s gun control group

July 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO A pro-gun control group of mayors started by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has scheduled an event in Fargo on Monday, but Bloomberg himself is not expected to attend. Continue Reading

Omdahl: 70 percent wasn’t enough for ND senators

July 13, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

We had a garage sale at our house a couple of weeks ago and I took the occasion to sell my .22-caliber rifle, a gun I purchased to protect my lettuce from the rabbits and my bird feeder from the squirrels. (Life requires us to make hard choices.) Continue Reading

On tour, Giffords’ actions speak on gun control

July 8, 2013 in The Daily Republic

DOVER, N.H. Thirty months after she was shot through the head, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords sits in a New Hampshire restaurant facing parents of children killed in the nation’s latest school shooting.
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Giffords, husband bring gun control message to North Dakota

July 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Supporters here of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her astronaut husband, Mark Kelly, say the couple offer a middle-ground approach to gun regulation even a blood-red state like North Dakota can get behind. Continue Reading

OPINION: Rethink gun control

June 27, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Facts about firearms don’t completely line up with either side’s agenda.
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NRA urges its ND members to thank Heitkamp for gun vote

June 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp may have upset fellow Democrats when she didn’t support gun control measures this past April, but that decision bought her points with the National Rifle Association. Continue Reading

Gun control forces struggle to keep issue alive

May 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON Gun control forces are targeting Sens. Kelly Ayotte, Max Baucus and others as they struggle to persuade five senators to switch their votes and revive the rejected effort to expand background checks to more firearms buyers. Continue Reading

DVORAK: Easier to shoot off guns than mouths

April 24, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Last Wednesday, keeping guns out of the hands of people like James Holmes, Jared Lee Loughner, Seung Hui Cho and Adam Lanza took a back seat to the political survival of a bunch of suits who cannot be moved by death, grief, the will of the people or even common sense.
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Piedmont man charged with threatening Sen. Johnson

April 23, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE A Piedmont man accused of threatening U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson because the senator allegedly supports gun control has been taken into custody. Continue Reading