Posts Tagged ‘People’

Turkey Dinner

Happy Thanksgiving!

Three hundred and ninety-two years ago, after an incredibly rough first year in their new home, a group of English folks looking for religious freedom celebrated for three days after their first successful corn harvest. These people—we now call Pilgrims—included local Native Americans, a group they had developed allied relationship with. They feasted for three days. We really have no idea what the Pilgrims and Native Americans ate on what we now consider the first Thanksgiving, but Edward Winslow recorded in his journal the Pilgrims went on a waterfowl hunt and the Wampanoag Indians brought deer.


The Real Consequences of Gun Control: Persecuting a Hero

Washington Times columnist Emily Miller gained national attention for her “Emily Gets Her Gun” series in the Times, and in her new book, Emily Gets Her Gun: …But Obama Wants to Take Yours, she details the wrenching step-by-step process she had to work through in Washington, D.C., to finally get a gun she wanted for self protection. Four months of jumping through regulatory hoops and $435 in fees later, she was able to purchase a basic black SIG Sauer P229.

Eric Hollen, a U.S. Army veteran and Paralympic athlete, competes in a 50-meter pistol competition.

USA Shooting Team Member Profile: Eric Hollen

During his adolescent years shooting was a major part of Eric Hollen life, so was pushing physically to test the limits of his growing body. He had participated and enjoyed shooting firearms and playing sports of some form since he was a young boy. So it was no surprise he would carry these two passions into his adult life as well.

Amanda Furrer USA Shooting Team Member

USA Shooting Team Member Profile: Amanda Furrer

The past year has proven to be one full of accomplishments for Amanda Furrer. The 22-year-old Spokane, Washington native not only represented the United States at the 2012 London Olympic Games, she also wrapped up her degree at Ohio State University. In addition, while 2012-2013 was a banner year for the young Furrer, the future looks brighter still for this shooting star.

Appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder, Jones has been the ATF's acting director since 2011.

Faster and Furiouser? Meet B. Todd Jones, the ATF’s Newest Director

In 2006, Congress ruled the Senate must approve any nominee for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) before taking on the role. The ATF is responsible for enforcing all federal firearms laws. Including firearms trade, issuing FFLs and tracing firearms, it’s also responsible for reducing gun violence. Naturally, 2A advocates are leery of any Democratic appointee or nominee.