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Guns Archive: October 2012


  • MILLER: Paul Ryan's guns

    This is a new feature exploring the firearms owned by high-profile individuals. The first installment is about Paul Ryan who has become the most high-profile gun owner in the nation this year. Paul Ryan. The Republican vice presidential candidate is known as an avid hunter, but what's less known is that he exercises his right to own a handgun for self protection. Read exclusive details on the congressman's gun collection. Published October 30 2012

  • MILLER: D.C.'s mace control, part 4

    While the courts work though the debate on the right to bear arms in the District, the least the local government could do is allow residents to easily and legally buy self-defense sprays to protect themselves a little on the crime-ridden streets of our nation’s capital. Published October 25 2012

  • MILLER: NRA vs. Bloomberg

    The National Rifle Association (NRA) has been saying for the past two years that President Obama would ban guns if given a second term. Mr. Obama had been careful to pretend otherwise until last week’s debate, when he let slip his intention to ban certain types of firearms. That has sparked a renewed political war on both sides of the issue. Published October 25 2012

  • MILLER: Gun owners’ election

    Former Supreme CourtJustice John Paul Stevens demonstrated the importance of America’s upcoming presidential choice as he spoke Monday to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Justice Stevens told the assembled gun grabbers of the urgent need for Congress to adopt laws restricting the right to keep and bear arms. Published October 19 2012

  • MILLER: Obama’s big gun slip

    President Obama is in a fix over firearms. He needs to win undecided voters in the swing states to be re-elected, but these areas are largely pro-gun. So after years of trying to dodge the issue, Mr. Obama let it slip in Tuesday’s presidential debate that he’d push a gun ban in a second term. It’s a revelation that could sway the election. Published October 19 2012

  • MILLER: Targeting Paul Ryan

    Paul Ryan faces Joe Biden in a vice presidential debate Thursday where guns could become one of the many hot topics discussed. The Wisconsin Republican congressman has recently become a lightning rod for attacks from gun grabbers who think the issue is their ticket to thwarting the Romney campaign’s growing momentum in the polls. Published October 19 2012

  • MILLER: D.C.'s mace control, part 3

    Recently, two blocks from my home, a man was attacked on the street by armed thugs who stole his laptop. So far in 2012, violent crime is up 8 percent in Washington, D.C., All this made me realize again that I need to do whatever I can legally to defend myself in this crime-ridden city. I decided to go back to police headquarters to get a registration form for self-defense spray. When I arrived, I was surprised to find out that the Gun Registry Office is also tasked with registering mace. Published October 3 2012