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Thoughts on the Second Amendment and gun control

By Eric Voliva I grew up as a child with two other brothers and a sister with multiple firearms in our home, and had a healthy respect for their destructive power by the age of 2 when my father took … Continue reading

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Update: Suspended student returns wearing same shirt

By William R. Toler After being suspended for refusing to turn his shirt inside out, Jared Marcum returned to school Monday wearing the very shirt that led to his suspension and arrest. That shirt portrayed a rifle and the logo … Continue reading

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Student arrested over 2A t-shirt

By William  R. Toler Jared Marcum was suspended and arrested for apparently going dressed to the terror of the public. The West Virginia eighth-grader faces charges of obstruction and disturbing the education process for wearing an NRA t-shirt, according to … Continue reading

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Keeping carry permits open record could be a good thing

By Corey Friedman Some North Carolina lawmakers think the names of concealed handgun permit and gun purchase permit holders should be a state secret. State Sen. Buck Newton is sponsoring a bill to exclude gun permits from the North Carolina … Continue reading

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Gun control flouts Constitution

By Corey Friedman President Barack Obama brought four children to the stage Wednesday as he unveiled his gun control initiative at the White House. He should have invited Kendra St. Clair. St. Clair, who is 12, shot an intruder through … Continue reading

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Gun ownership an individual choice

By Corey Friedman Authorities in a Georgia city punished Wilson native John McNeil for using the gun they required him to own. McNeil is serving a life sentence after a Cobb County jury convicted him of murder in the 2006 … Continue reading

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First Amendment vs. Second Amendment

By William R. Toler Similar bills in several states could have civil libertarians scratching their heads, trying to decide what side to stand on. Three southern states, including North Carolina, currently have legislation in the works that would prohibit doctors … Continue reading

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Bev misrepresents state of emergency

By William R. Toler Former I.R. contributer Richard Evey brings up a good point: the governor cannot override a state law by a simple announcement. Last Thursday, as Hurricane Earl made its way toward the Tarheel State, Governor Bev Perdue … Continue reading

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Second Amendment suspended as storm draws near

By William R. Toler As the monstrous Hurricane Earl looms ever closer to the Carolina coast, gun carriers beware. Since many counties and municipalities have declared a State of Emergency, it is now illegal to travel with a firearm outside your … Continue reading

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NC faces Second Amendment suit

By William R. Toler North Carolina’s emergency powers are under scrutiny in a recent lawsuit. The Second Amendment Foundation filed suit late last month challenging a little-known provision of the state’s emergency powers that prohibits the sale and transportation of … Continue reading

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Supreme Court on trial

By William R. Toler Two important cases were before the nation’s highest court last week, both involving issues stemming from the Bill of Rights. One received major press coverage…the other did not. The one that didn’t get any mainstream mention, … Continue reading

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Are we really free?

By William R. Toler Americans, in general, often laud our freedoms. Usually, the freedoms most openly discussed and debated are those guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America. … Continue reading

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State of emergency causes firearms firestorm in N.C.

By William R. Toler North Carolina gun owners beware. If you get caught with a weapon during a declared state of emergency, you could be a criminal. That’s what the people of King in Stokes County had to learn the … Continue reading

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Ruling could open Pandora’s box

By Richard C. Evey Libertarian/Patriot The North Carolina Supreme Court ruled last week that the state statute making it “unlawful for any person who has been convicted of a felony to purchase, own, possess, or have in his custody, care … Continue reading

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Cabbie arrested at CCC

By William R. Toler Craven Community College in New Bern went on lockdown Wednesday morning after someone spotted a man with a gun. Linwood Avery was arrested after someone spotted his holstered 9 mm handgun when he got out of … Continue reading

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