Matt MacBradaigh
Matt MacBradaigh

Husband, Father, Christian, Patriot, Conservative, Runner, Linux hobbyist. Lives in the Pacific Northwest & writes primarily about Second Amendment, Gun Control, Rights & Policy. Published at PolicyMic, The Brenner Brief, The Bell Towers, Vocativ and Tavern Keepers. Blog: atomiktiger.blogspot.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/2ndAmendmentFight Twitter http://twitter.com/2AFIght

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May 6, 2013

Gun Control 2013: Suicide Stats Are Irrelevant to Gun Control Policy

News sources like CNN, Bloomberg, the New York Times, and gun-control organizations include suicide statistics in gun deaths, but push crime policy solutions. This is disingenuous.

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April 30, 2013

4 Ways CNN's Frida Ghitis Gets it Wrong On Gun Control

CNN's Frida Ghitis wrote an Op-Ed in the aftermath of the Boston Bombing that addresses gun violence. Here are four things she got wrong.
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April 25, 2013

Gun Control Debate 2013: Why Aren't 90% Of Americans Mad As Hell About Background Check Defeat?

Why aren't Americans "mad as hell" about the failure of the gun background checks bill? Probably because 90% of Americans don't really support it.
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April 23, 2013

Obama Needs to Look in the Mirror to Find Out Why Gun Control Failed

The decision to engage in lies and propaganda in lieu of actually addressing the underlying causes of violence and homicide in the U.S. is the real tragedy.
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March 11, 2013

5 Reasons Why Captain Mark Kelly is Not the Gun Control Moderate We Hoped For

Mark Kelly and Gabby Giffords held promise for sanity in the gun control discussion. But he is squandering the opportunity with political rhetoric and misinformation instead of real solutions.
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March 1, 2013

Gun Control Debate: Gang Violence Accounts For Half Of Violent Crime in America

Gang violence accounts for nearly half of violent crime in America, and up to 90% in some jurisdictions. This underlying cause of violence ought to be addressed in the gun control debate.

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Feb. 25, 2013

6 Biggest Problems With Mandatory Gun Background Checks

Gun control advocates propose universal background checks for all gun purchases, but here are six reasons they just won't prevent gun violence on their own.
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Feb. 23, 2013

Open Letter to MIT Professor Christopher Knittel: 5 Ways You Don't Get It On Gun Control

MIT professor Christopher Knittel recently penned an opinion piece in 'The Huffington Post' titled "Time for Real Gun Control, Not Just Window Dressing." Here's five things he got wrong.
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Feb. 15, 2013

Chris Dorner Manhunt Highlights the Problems With Police Using Guns in Public

Some say only the police and military should have guns. The Christopher Dorner manhunt shoot-outs and civilian defensive gun use prove why this is dead-wrong.
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Feb. 13, 2013

9 Useless and Unconstitutional Anti-Gun Laws California Will Pass in 2013

Not to be outdone by New York's new tough gun laws, California proposed some of the toughest gun laws in the nation. But these are probably unconstitutional and completely miss the point.
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Feb. 11, 2013

7 Anti-Gun Myths That Need to Be Debunked ASAP

The gun control debate has been reignited since the massacre in Newtown. However, in the Information Age there is a lot of mis-information. Here are 7 ways in which you are being misled.

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Feb. 8, 2013

9 Things You Didn't Know About the Second Amendment

Insights and historical perspective from the Supreme Court on the rights enshrined in the Second Amendment.
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Feb. 5, 2013

Sandy Hook Parents Don't Think America Needs More Gun Laws

Parents from both the Columbine and Sandy Hook tragedies who lost children don't believe that more gun laws are the answer. And if they don't believe gun control is the answer, why should we?
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Feb. 5, 2013

Gun Control Debate: NRA Vindicated by School Board's Decision to Put Armed Guards in Schools

Following the Sandy Hook shooting, the NRA advocated that there be armed guards in schools. This idea - heavily criticized - has widespread acceptance in practice, including in Newtown.
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Feb. 1, 2013

Gun Control Myth: The AR-15 is Not Actually a Hunting Rifle

In the renewed national gun control debate, many say that AR-15 rifles aren't hunting rifles. This is contrary to the facts, as AR-15's do make excellent hunting rifles.
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Jan. 30, 2013

Gun Control Facts: Why a "High Capacity" Magazine Ban Would Not Prevent Mass Shootings

A proposal to ban "high capacity" magazines would limit magazine capacity to just 10 rounds. Would such a ban do anything prevent mass shootings?

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Jan. 28, 2013

Gun Control Myth: The Second Amendment Makes Clear Guns Aren't Just For the Military

A common misconception about the Second Amendment is that it only protects arms for use in a "militia" or in modern times, the National Guard. This idea is wrong.
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Jan. 26, 2013

Dianne Feinstein Assault Weapons Ban Could Be the Start Of a Total Gun Ban

Some gun rights advocates worry that a National Gun Registration could lead to confiscation. Senator Feinstein says, "that dog don't hunt." But here's why she may be lying through her teeth.
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Jan. 25, 2013

Dianne Feinstein is Misleading the Public With Her Assault Weapons Ban

Feinstein says so-called "assault weapons" are dangerous and that they are "military weapons" designed for close quarters combat that don't belong American streets. She's misleading you.
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Jan. 25, 2013

Dianne Feinstein's Assault Weapon Ban Would Be Unconstitutional

The government is empowered to ban "dangerous and unusual weapons," not weapons “in common use at the time.”