LaPierre Blasts Mainstream Media, Administration at CPAC
Editor's Note: As an Official NRA News Partner, we broadcasted the speech live. If you missed it, you can watch a replay by clickingÂ here.
"A little over a year ago, I offered the answer for school violence," said the NRA's Wayne LaPierre, "and the media elite called every nasty name imaginable. Fortunately, Americans disagreed."
That was the opening shot, and LaPierre never stopped firing at the "media elite" and the political figures he says are dedicated to "fundamentally changing America" as he addressed the attendees of the National Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington.
"The media darlings," LaPierre said, can't take our God-given rights. The NRA will not back down. Not now. Not ever."
Throughout his remarks, LaPierre pointed out that he wasn't the only person who was concerned about what he characterized as the "continual lies" perpetuated by the media and the current administration. "More than ever before," he said, "I am concerned about our country. And wherever I go, people come up to me and say 'Wayne, I'm worried about the country'. They're saying it with anger, but there is sadness in their eyes."
"Here's the deal," he said, "rather than expose the dishonesty, the media whitewashes it. The media elite is one of the greatest threats to America."
"Intentional corruption of the truth," he said, "is an abomination. The NRA will never surrender to it."
To make the point, LaPierre asked the audience a simple question: do you trust the government to protect you? The answer was, as expected, a resounding "no".
"No one trusts the government," he said, "because government has proven itself unworthy of our trust." That lack of trust, he said, gives Americans the right "to protect ourselves with all the rifles, pistols, and shotguns that we want."
"And the fact remains," he said, "the surest way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."
From that point, LaPierre told the CPAC attendees that the upcoming presidential elections would be "a bare knuckles fight, because they're laying the groundwork to put another Clinton in the White House."
"And if they do," he said, "they will continue to work toward their goal of fundamentally changing this country. If they do, it won't look like the country we love."
"But," he said, "we-the NRA- will not go quietly into the night. We will fight. I promise you that."
"Let's fight together," LaPierre told the crowd, "let's reclaim our nation. Let's stand and fight for freedom."
The CPAC continues today at the Gaylord National Harbor Conference Center outside Washington, D.C.
Republished from The Outdoor Wire.
Editor's Note: As an Official NRA News Parter, we broadcasted the speech live. If you missed it, you can watch a replay by clicking here.
Will you survive a gunfight?
That is a difficult question to answer. MostÂ individuals that are concerned about theirÂ personal safety to the extent that they haveÂ obtained a concealed handgun license feelÂ they are adequately trained to deal with aÂ hostile encounter should they be confrontedÂ with one. Unfortunately nothing could beÂ further from the truth.Â
Greg Ellifritz, writing on the Buckeye Firearms Association website, used the FortÂ Hood, Texas shooting in 2009 as an example of what can happen in a real gunfight.Â His conclusionâand I agree with himâisÂ that âthe average gun owner/CCW permitÂ holder is wholly unprepared for anything butÂ the most basic of gunfights!â During theÂ Fort Hood event, 13 people were killed andÂ another 30 were injured. One trained policeÂ officer responding to the incident stated thatÂ she saw a man dressed in a military uniformÂ carrying a gun when she arrived at the scene.Â The man pointed his gun at her, at whichÂ point she was temporarily blinded by theÂ laser sight that was mounted to the manâsgun when the laser beam was shined in herÂ eyes. In response, she retreated to coverÂ behind a wall and began firing at the man asÂ he ran towards her firing his pistol. TheÂ officerâs shots were ineffective and the assailant rounded the corner. At that pointÂ the two exchanged gunfire at a distance ofÂ about 8 feet. The officer was hit 3 times andÂ the assailant was grazed by one bullet firedÂ by the officer. Both individualsâ pistols malfunctionedâwhich probably saved her fromÂ becoming the 14th fatality. The officer wasÂ unable to clear her malfunction and get herÂ pistol working again. The assailant thenÂ kicked the pistol out of the officerâs handÂ and cleared his own malfunction, but wasÂ shot by other responding officers beforeÂ finding another victim to shoot.
Could you have effectively dealt with thisÂ fast-moving action if you were involved?Â Do you know to instinctively move to cover? Or, will you just stand there trying toÂ figure out what is happening? Do you knowÂ the difference between cover and concealment? (A hintâŚone of them will stop bullets from striking you and the other wonât!)Â Have you ever fired your gun from behindÂ cover? Do you know how to minimize yourÂ exposure to your attackerâs gunfire whenÂ you are shooting from behind cover? HaveÂ you ever practiced shooting at a movingÂ target, especially one moving directly towards you? Have you practiced shootingÂ from a retention position to deal with anÂ attacker that is less than an armâs lengthÂ from you? Have you ever shot your gunÂ from a position other than standing? (TheÂ reality is that there is a very good chance youÂ may be knocked down and have to fightÂ back against your assailant while lying on theÂ ground!) Can you even get to your gunÂ from any position other than standing? DoÂ you know how to rapidly clear any malfunction that your gun may have? Do you evenÂ know how to recognize that your gun hasÂ malfunctioned? Do you know how to retainÂ control of your gun when someone is tryingÂ to take it away from you? Do you knowÂ how to accomplish trauma âself-aidâ shouldÂ you be injured during a gunfight and there isÂ no one around to immediately help you?Â (Your most immediate concern will be toÂ stop the loss of blood as you could bleed toÂ death in two minutes or less. Statistics showÂ that over 85% of the people that get shotÂ survive if they receive proper medical care atÂ a trauma facility within an hour of beingÂ shot.) All of these are things you could easily have to deal with during and in the immediate aftermath of a gunfight. Do you haveÂ the training and skills to perform themÂ quickly and effectively?
Iâve previously written about the lack ofÂ firearms training that police officers receive.Â Despite that, the typical gun owner/CCWÂ permit holder gets even less training withÂ their firearms. The basic firearms coursesÂ typically do not deal with the things that willÂ improve your abilities in a gunfightâthingsÂ like having the proper mindset, understanding situational awareness, gun fighting tactics, etc. The training that is required is typically focused on safe handling of firearms,Â basic nomenclature, shooting fundamentals,Â and that particular jurisdictionâs concealedÂ carry laws. While these are all important,Â there is much more that you need to know ifÂ you hope to come out on top should gunfireÂ erupt during an encounter.Â
I tell many of my CCW students taking theÂ basic Ohio concealed carry course that theirÂ chances of surviving a gunfight based onÂ that training alone is 50% at best. ThoseÂ odds are not good enough for me and IÂ hope you feel the same way. So, whatÂ should you doâŚGET ADDITIONALÂ TRAINING!! Such training is widely available in the United States; you just need toÂ seek it out.Â
Advanced training like the NRAâs PersonalÂ Protection in the Home (PPITH), PersonalÂ Protection Outside the Home, and Defensive Pistol, or any number of advancedÂ courses offered at Gunsite Academy, Thunder Ranch, TDI, the Sig-Sauer Academy,Â etc. and numerous individual firearms instructors will expose you to the conceptsÂ needed to prevail in a gunfight. These concepts include accessing your handgun fromÂ its concealed carry position and drawing itÂ quickly from a holster, shooting rapid andÂ accurate follow-up shots, shooting fromÂ behind cover/concealment, shooting whileÂ moving, shooting at moving targets, dealingÂ with multiple assailants, shooting from various positions including unorthodox ones,Â shooting at varying distances from veryÂ close to far, quickly reloading your firearm,Â and clearing malfunctions. And these areÂ just the skills you need to master in usingÂ your handgun. There are other skills thatÂ are also needed such as understanding theÂ psychological and physiological affects ofÂ stress, improving your situational awareness,Â etc.Â
Yet most armed citizens only take the minimum training required by their particularÂ state or municipality to obtain their carryÂ license. Some states do not require anyÂ training at all. The only state that I amÂ aware of that requires training beyond thatÂ provided by basic handgun classes is Michigan, which requires concealed carry applicants to complete the equivalent of theÂ NRA PPITH course. Illinois may requireÂ even more training for concealed carry applicants, but the specific requirements forÂ their citizens have not yet been finalized.Â
So the choice really comes down to howÂ prepared you feel you need to be should youÂ become involved in a gunfight. WaitingÂ until that moment to realize you are notÂ prepared enough will not increase yourÂ chances of coming out on top at all.
Gary Evens is an NRA-Certified Instructor and Range Safety Officer.Â
Headline: Ohio State pistol team finding success shooting âin relative obscurityâ
The Ohio State University's campus newspaper, The Lantern, is reporting on the undefeated OSU pistol team's final preparations for theÂ 2014 NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships March 8-13.
From the article:
In 15 years as the head coach, James Sweeney has led the pistol team to five national titles and coached seven student-athletes to 23 NRA collegiate individual championships, including senior Joe Totts, the 2013 National Individual Champion in the standard pistol event.
Gene Smith, athletic director and university vice president, said Sweeney is a great teacher and an icon he is proud to have in his athletic department.
âJim is awesome. Jim has been in it for so long and heâs just a great human being,â Smith said. âHe does it the right way, he understands what our goals are â to help young people get their degrees.â
Sweeney, who was inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame last year, said he is confident this yearâs team can add to his already long list of champions.
âAll we have to do is shoot our average and weâll at least be on the podium, if not win it,â Sweeney said.
Despite the programâs winning past, some members of the team said when their classmates hear they are on the pistol team, usually involves elicited reactions like, âThatâs a real thing?â But Sweeney said the team is aware it is one of the least recognized sports at OSU and that it is comfortable that way.
âWe shoot in relative obscurity because we love the sport and weâre very fond of each other,â Sweeney said. âWeâre a nice tight-knit team and shooting in obscurity doesnât bother us. Iâm proud of my team, that they donât need the adulation of 100,000 people to try their best.â
Regardless of how obscure the pistol team might be, the article notes the programâs five team championships as a team count toward OSUâs total number of team championships. Also, because it is a varsity sport, every time a pistol team member wins a national championship, Smith gets an extra week of base pay, more than $18,000. Smith said even though they are not in the NCAA, the pistol teamâs status as a varsity sport makes it equal to every other sport at OSU.
âThey are a varsity sport for us. They compete in their own conference, they just donât have a NCAA Championship,â Smith told The Lantern. âTheyâre not a club sport. They have scholarships, they actually go out and recruit talent.â
OSU is the only non-military school in the country to offer scholarships for shooters, an advantage assistant coach Donna Knisley said allows her and Sweeney to get some of the best junior shooters to come to OSU. Knisley said the majority of the teamâs opponents are military academies that attract a large number of talented shooters.
âWe donât have as many walk-ons as we used to because weâve been able to recruit ones that have prior shooting experience,â Knisley said. âIn the military academies, they are required to do some sort of physical education or recreation, so a lot of them choose to shoot.â
Totts said his only concern right now is bringing home another championship.
âI constantly try to improve. A perfect score has never been shot so you strive towards that,â Totts said. âI know how to shoot, so I just have to not think about shooting and go do it.â
We wish to offer congratulations to the Buckeye pistol team for their undefeated season, and best wishes for this weekend's championship competition!
Chad D. Baus is the Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary, and BFA PAC Vice Chairman.
Why we have no tolerance for ''zero tolerance''
by Ken Hanson & Chad D. Baus
You can relax! Thanks to quick and decisive action, a 10 year-old menace will no longer be stalking his next victim within the halls of Columbus City Schools, at least for a while. Thank you, zero tolerance, for removing this predator.
In case you missed the original story, a Columbus fifth-grader has been suspended from school for pointing a âlevel 2 lookalike firearmâ (that is public school zero-tolerance policy parlance for a FINGER).
Devonshire Principal Patricia Price has warned students about pretend gun play numerous times this year, and everyone should know the rules by now, district spokesman Jeff Warner said. Nathan put his finger to the side of the other studentâs head and pretended to shoot âkind of execution style,â Warner said.
âThe kids were told, âIf you donât stop doing this type of stuff, there would be consequences,ââ Warner said. âItâs just been escalating.â Warnings included three newsletters sent home with kids, he said.
The boyâs father, Paul Entingh, said no one felt threatened, and itâs the adults who are acting childish in their response to a typical 10-year-oldâs misstep.
âHe said he was playing,â Paul Entingh said. âIt would even make more sense maybe if he brought a plastic gun that looked like a real gun or something, but it was his finger.â
The other student didnât even see the offense â a teacher witnessed the hand gesture, both sides agree.
Nathan has never been in trouble before at school, and a three-day suspension is overboard, his father said. âI would have even been fine with them doing an in-school suspension.â
That appears to be the extent of fact pattern. A young child, 10 years-old, playing an innocent game with a classmate.
As the article notes, this isn't the first time Columbus City Schools have so grossly overreacted:
â˘ In 1999, an elementary principal pressed criminal charges against an 8-year-old boy who she said assaulted her by flailing, kicking and screaming during a temper tantrum. A juvenile court judge dismissed the charge, saying the boy was too young to have had âcriminal intent.â
â˘ In 2000, a second-grader was suspended for two days at Huy Elementary School on the North Side for wielding a gun he had drawn on paper and cut out.
â˘ In 2009, a 14-year-old Northland High School student faced a one-year expulsion after he fired a Nerf foam-dart gun at school. The district settled for a suspension instead.
While Columbus City School policy states thatÂ there can be NO tolerance for these children, the same school system is known to have tons of tolerance for supervisors who commit record and tax fraud by falsifying grades and attendance records.
The irony of this policy is also exposed when one considers that the General Assembly has refused to pass a calamity day bill because they donât like teachers getting extra paid days off, yet principals get paid time off on any âgun offense,â courtesy of zero-tolerance.Â Why do we even need a principal? Â Zero tolerance does all the thinking! Â Let's save even more of the taxpayers' money by docking that principal an hourâs pay, as there was no job function performed.
In 2005, Buckeye Firearms Association also covered another incident where Columbus City Schools' zero-tolerance policy failed a child by punishing a 7 year-old WHO HAD NEVER BEEN TAUGHT ANY BETTER for finding aÂ handgun on his way to school. Kids being curious creatures and all, he picked up the handgun and placed it in his backpack. Unfortunately, this ended up at the child's school, where it was discharged, wounding him in the hand.Â
For those of you with children, think about it. Does a 7-year-old act with inherent evil in their heart, or are they just inherently curious, and will get themselves into the most absurd of situations unless THEY HAVE BEEN TAUGHT BETTER?Â As a responsible parent, would you prefer your school system shield your child from any mention of guns and pretend they don't exist, or for them to teach your child "Stop! Don't Touch! Leave the area and tell an adult!" You'd be amazed the violent resistance your school boards express to teaching that simple message.
So, considering "It takes a village" to raise a child, how does our kinder, gentler society address this young child's shortcomings? Education? A critical reexamination of where we, as a society, failed this child by not teaching him the most basic of gun safety rules? Accountability for schools that considers it a basic mission to teach acceptance of differing life styles, and even establishes an afrocentric school to celebrate and accommodate those rich heritages, while at the same time shunning state funding for gun safety training?
No, we suspend or expel the youngters. Think about that statement for a second while reflecting upon the fact pattern. We SUSPEND or EXPEL the 7 year-old, the 8 year-old, the 10 year-old.
In the cases of a zero-tolerance policy leading to expulsion, these children are forever encumbered, scarred and perhaps ruined based upon a few minutes of their very young life. They are held back and have to repeat a grade level. They go six months to a year without formal school instruction in a district that already has one of the highest flunk-out rates in the nation. All of their friends move on. They get used to staying home and watching morning TV. Their teachers will forever view him as the one who got expelled.Â Does anyone really think these kids will ever emotionally or educationally recover from an expulsion? With an expulsion, we have given a death penalty to a second grader who WAS NEVER TAUGHT BETTER. Who has failed who in this situation?
When everyone is gathered in the Superintendent's office that fateful morning as this child's fate hangs in the balance, the school administration on one side or the table, the 10 year-old menace on the other side of the table, which side of the table should society remove from the equation?
For our money, it is the side of the table that treats a 10 year-old with a "finger gun" like he is as much of a threat as the 17-year-old gang banger.
As noted in by The Dispatch, State Sen. Charleta Tavares, a Columbus Democrat, has proposed legislation that would overturn a 1998 state law requiring schools to adopt zero-tolerance policies. Her plan would force schools to remove those policies and forbid them in the future because she said they lead to unfair punishments.
Last year, when she introduced her bill, which would reserve suspensions and expulsions for only serious incidents, Tavares highlighted the suspension of an 8-year-old Maryland boy who chewed a Pop-Tart into a gun shape this year. âA gun-shaped edible snack is not a weapon,â Tavares said
âMany of us on both sides of the aisle want to find something that will give school administrators flexibility so they can be reasonable, remain safe and keep students in school,â she said yesterday.
The Senateâs education committee is continuing to hold hearings on the bill.
Chad D. Baus is the Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary, and BFA PAC Vice Chairman.Â Ken Hanson is a gun rights attorney in Ohio. He serves as the Legislative Chair for Buckeye Firearms Association, and is the attorney of record for Buckeye Firearms Foundation, which filed friend-of-the-court briefs in the Heller and McDonald Supreme Court cases. The National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) has awarded him with its 2008 Defender of Justice Award and 2009 Jay M. Littlefield Volunteer of the Year Award. He is the author of The Ohio Guide to Firearm Laws, a certified firearms instructor and holds a Type 01 Federal Firearms License.
Op-Ed: Dumbing Down UC Davis
When a researcherâs opening remarks are a demonstrable lie, you tend to disbelieve everything they say afterward.
So naturally we are discussing Garen Wintemute, the stoat-faced director of UC Davisâ Violence Prevention Research Program.
To create a false controversy in an effort to generate attention for Wintemuteâs latest alleged research effort, a few news organizations (I stumbled across the item at Al Jazeeraâs English language web site) have claimed the NRA attempted to prevent Wintemute from conducting a survey of gun retailers. Ignoring media finger pointing and hyperbole, two of Wintemuteâs quotes are worth repeating for the sake of satanic propaganda studies.
Wintemute said he never received any money from anti-gun groups. âIâve turned it down, in fact.â
Odd then that the press release announcing his latest work says âInitial planning also was supported in part with a grant from the Joyce Foundation.â
Anyone who has been awake these past few decades knows that the Joyce Foundation â Barack Obamaâs ex-employer â is the bank for Americaâs gun control movement, tossing money to every anti-gun collation from the Violence Policy Center, to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, to billionaire Michael Bloombergâs Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Joyceâs long-standing anti-freedom objectives are well-known to Wintemute. So we can assume his disclaimer lies somewhere between misleading and fraudulent.
But it gets better (or worse depending on how much snake oil you can stomach). In the next paragraph Wintemute doubles down by saying:
âThe positions taken by the leadership of the [NRA] organization donât represent NRA members.â
Anyone who has read my three part series deconstructing the new gun control marketing playbook knows that one of the primary talking points the book makes is to drive a wedge between NRA members and NRA leadership. They created this false division because polls show the NRA is now a well-liked organization considered mainstream by the public. The playbook was an insiderâs document, distributed within anti-gun circles as a means to coordinate their media outreach. Wintemute is aping the artificial divide between NRA members and NRA leadership âŚ straight from that playbook.
So to recap, Wintemute benefits from anti-gun money, misleads folks about it, and then echoes talking points from an anti-gun insider playbook.
Click here to read the entire op-ed at CalGunLaws.com.
Rapes and robberies on Ohio college campuses highlight fallacy of "no-guns" zones
Recent incidents of violence on two of Ohio's largest college campuses are once again drawing attention to the plight of our state's defenseless college students.
On the campus of The Ohio State University, The Lantern is reporting thatÂ University Police issued a public safety notice regardingÂ a reported rape in an on-campus residence hall.
From the article:
Recent information about the rape, which allegedly happened in âthe early morning hoursâ of Jan. 25, and the suspect â who reportedly returned to the residence hall â caused police officers to believe there is a âcontinuing threat,â the notice read.
The suspect was described by witnesses as a black man with a âwideâ build, between 18 and 20 years old and standing between 5 feet 4 inches and 5 feet 9 inches. He has short, black hair and a lighter, pockmarked complexion, with scars âover most of his face,â including a possible scar over an eyebrow, and was last seen wearing a Cincinnati Bengals sweatshirt, according to the notice.
It is unknown whether the suspect is an OSU affiliate, University Police Chief Paul Denton said Friday. The suspectâs return to the residence hall was not this week, but Denton said the forensics reports from the initial incident came back this week, which was partly what led to the decision to release a public safety notice.
According to the article, five rapes have been reported on OSUâs campus since the start of the academic year, all of which are listed as âinvestigation pendingâ on the University Police daily log.
Meanwhile, a bit farther south, police are investigating a series of armed robberies of students near theÂ campus of University of Cincinnati.
From WCPO (ABC Cincinnati):
At least four University of Cincinnati students have been robbed in the past 24 hours.
Police said the latest armed robbery happened at about 8 p.m. Wednesday night Ohio Avenue and Parker Street.
Officers said the student was jogging when he was robbed at gunpoint by two people. The robbers took the studentâs cellphone.
The first robber was described as a black male in his late teens. He was described as 5 feet 8 inches tall with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark pants, and armed with a handgun.
The victim was not able to describe the second robber.
Three other students were robbed Tuesday night.
Police said one student was robbed at gunpoint in the 3200 block of Vine Street.
Shortly thereafter, two more students were robbed near Brookline and Jefferson avenues.
Investigators said they are unsure if the robberies are related.
In the first two incidents, police said they are looking for a heavyset black man, described as about 25 years old, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.
Ohio law prohibits persons licensed to carry a concealed handgun from taking a gun on campus, other than to store it in their parked car. Thus the many university students who live off campus and walk to class are forced to be defenseless victims as they walk to class through the dangerous urban neighborhoods that surround the campus.
Meanwhile, Rep. Ron Maag's House Bill 231, which wouldÂ allow college campuses to permit concealed guns on their campuses if they choose to,Â languishes in committee.
Why does the state of Ohio refuse to recognize the needs of college students to protect themselves? Why is the life of an 21-year-old college student on a campus like OSU's or UC's any less valuable and in need of protection than when she is off-campus? Why are 18-year-olds any less trusted with firearms on college campuses than they are when serving in our armed forces?
This gun control policy continues to result in students being victimized both on and off-campus, and should be repealed immediately.
Chad D. Baus is the Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary, and BFA PAC Vice Chairman.Â
Law enforcement recognizes that gun-free zones leave shooting victims defenseless.
ByÂ John R. Lott Jr.
Ohio State University shooting proves need for concealed carry on campus
Six Ohio State students victimized in violent robberies, five at gunpoint [UPDATE: Again...so make that seven, six at gunpoint]
Victim of an on-campus rape publicly shares the story of her horrific attack, fights to overturn campus carry bans
Education: the key to fighting ignorance in the concealed carry on campus debate
Concealed carry banned on college campuses: Increased safety or death sentence?
This OSU student understands what too few state legislators do: It's time to allow CCW on campus
Abduction and robberies at or near Ohio campuses exposes need to lift concealed carry ban
More Ohio State students robbed at gunpoint; Buckeye state continues to enforce campus victim zones
Georgia college student saves 10 lives with gun; Ohio's defenseless students targeted by criminals
Seven violent attacks in seven days at The Ohio State University campus
College campuses have never been and never will be Gun Free Zones: It's time to trust the students
Op-Ed: Obamaâs surgeon general nominee Dr. Vivek Murthy is a radical gun grabber
President Obama is using every executive power in his arsenal to infringe on Second Amendment rights.
His latest maneuver is to nominate a rabidly anti-gun doctor to be the next U.S. surgeon general.Â Dr. Vivek MurthyÂ is facingÂ SenateÂ approval in upcoming weeks.
Dr. MurthyÂ is the 36-year-old president and co-founder ofÂ Doctors for America, a group that advocates for Obamacare and gun control laws.
The group calls gun violence âa public health crisis.â It pushes forÂ CongressÂ to ban âassault weaponsâ and âhigh-capacityâ magazines and calls for spending tax dollars for more gun-control research.
The organization also lobbies for doctors to be allowed to ask patients, including minors, whether they have legal guns in the home. If the patient admits to having guns,Â Dr. MurthyÂ wants doctors to âcounsel them appropriately about safety measures.â
Gun rights advocates and many families view this policy as a violation of privacy.
At a hearing before theÂ Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions CommitteeÂ last week,Â Sen. Lamar AlexanderÂ askedÂ Dr. MurthyÂ about public comments on firearms, such as a tweet from before the 2012 president election that said, âTired of politicians playing politics w/ guns, putting lives at risk b/c theyâre scared of NRA. Guns are a health care issue.â
...Dr. MurthyÂ sidestepped the questions about his gun-control agenda from committee members throughout the hearing.
However,Â Mr. Murthyâs Twitter timeline is chock full of his anti-firearm screed.
Click here to read the entire article fromÂ The Washington Times.