The Truth About the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban and the AR-15

The 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban not actually ban the manufacture or sale of the AR-15 rifle. Yet, I keep reading both on social media and in mainstream media that we need to re-instate the Federal Assault Weapons Ban in order to keep people from purchasing AR-15 rifles.

DISCLAIMER:

I understand that gun control is a touchy subject. I am trying to be respectful of everyone’s feelings on the subject, regardless of what those feelings are. However, there is a lot of gross misinformation being passed around as fact, particularly with regards to the AR-15 rife and the Clinton-era Federal Assault Weapons Ban.

When engaging in a discussion of an issue such as gun control, I believe one should be as accurate in their terminology and as researched as possible. This goes for both sides of the argument. Continue reading “The Truth About the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban and the AR-15”

2016: The Election of Outrage

Those who know me personally know that my politics are often infuriating. My conservative friends think I’m a liberal and my liberal friends think I’m a conservative. I’m not quite a libertarian, but I am pretty much in favor of as little government intervention and regulation into the daily lives of the American people as possible. Read from that what you will.

A few months ago I blogged about the potential for Donald Trump to become the Republican nominee for president in 2016. At the time, I didn’t believe he was taking the campaign seriously. I felt that Trump’s only path to nomination would be to change the tone and tenor of his public speaking.

I was wrong. Continue reading “2016: The Election of Outrage”