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Emily Miller

Emily Miller

Emily Miller is senior editor of opinion for The Washington Times. She is the author of “Emily Gets Her Gun … But Obama Wants to Take Yours” (Regnery 2013). Miller won the 2012 Clark Mollenhoff Award for Investigative Reporting from the Institute on Political Journalism.

Articles by Emily Miller

** FILE ** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, speaks with reporters following a Democratic strategy session at the Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

MILLER: Senate background checks bill misfires, hits law-abiding gun owners

The background checks “compromise” in the Senate will not reduce crime or prevent mass shootings, but merely appeases President Obama while abridging Second Amendment rights. In advance of the expected Wednesday afternoon vote, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been scrambling to find 60 votes for expanding background checks beyond federally-licensed dealers. Published April 16, 2013

President Barack Obama waves at his arrival in Colorado for a speech on gun control. April 4, 2013.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

MILLER: Second Amendment crumbling as gun control victories spread

The Second Amendment got attacked this week from three sides, leaving gun owners scrambling to find safe ground. While President Obama has lost momentum for federal gun-control laws, he has picked up victories with his allies in blue states and at the United Nations. Published April 4, 2013

** FILE ** Piers Morgan, host of CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight," poses in Pasadena, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

MILLER: Hey Piers Morgan, Adam Lanza was not a NRA member

The terrible murderer of children and teachers in Newtown, Conn., Adam Lanza, was not a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) despite the media reports. CNN host Piers Morgan who is rabidly anti-gun, took these harmless pieces of evidence to insinuate the NRA is somehow complicit in the horrific crime. Published March 28, 2013

Official White House photo of President Obama shooting a shotgun on Aug. 4, 2012.

MILLER: Gun polling shifts, still way off target

Despite President Obama’s best efforts to exploit the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School for his political agenda, the public is starting to see through his maneuver. Polls show that the support for Mr. Obama’s gun-control wishlist is falling. Even so, the polls continue to be skewed in a way that gives the false impression of a higher approval than really exists. Published March 27, 2013

Sen. Mike Lee (right) of Utah confers with fellow Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky during a recent meeting of the Tea Party Debt Commission. The two lawmakers were elected in 2010 with help from the tea party. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

MILLER: Stand with guns

“Stand with Rand” was so positive for the public discourse, that we now need to “Stand with Guns.” Three Republican senators told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that they will filibuster bringing his gun-control bills to the floor in early April. While procedurally they can’t announce in advance, an old-fashioned filibuster about the facts of gun-control laws would be a great educational tool for a wide audience. Published March 26, 2013

Ad entitled "Responsible" produced by Mayor Mike Bloomberg's organization Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The ad is running in 13 states to pressure U.S. senators to vote for gun-control legislation.

MILLER: Mayor Bloomberg’s irresponsible gun attack ads

Mike Bloomberg is spending $12 million on attack ads designed to force U.S. senators to vote for national gun control laws that will supposedly save lives. However, the New York mayor’s commercials running in 13 states over the next two weeks may cause injury and death by showcase irresponsible handling of a firearm. Published March 25, 2013

**FILE** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 5, 2013, following a Democratic strategy session. (Associated Press)

MILLER: 10 worst things about Senate Democrats’ budget

Senate Democrats had four years to consider spending and taxing policies that would help our bad economy. Apparently, they ignored their lawful responsibility since 2009 only so that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid could avoid exposing that his party has no ideas to avoid our nation going bankrupt. Published March 22, 2013

President Obama addresses the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 25, 2012. (Associated Press)

MILLER: U.N. threatens to override Second Amendment

While President Obama lost a round this week on his gun-control agenda in Congress, but he's making up for lost ground by pursuing a broader gun grab at the United Nations. Published March 21, 2013

**FILE** Vice President Joseph R. Biden reacts Jan. 21, 2013, with his wife, Jill, as they walk down Pennsylvania Avenue en route to the White House during the 57th presidential inauguration parade after the ceremonial swearing-in of President Obama. (Associated Press)

MILLER: Ragtime Cowboy Joe Biden

The vice president of the United States shouldn't dispense advice that would put anyone taking it behind bars. In his role as President Obama's top lobbyist for gun control, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been shooting from both hip and lip, promoting the shotgun as the alternative to the sporting rifle. Published March 6, 2013

** FILE ** Actor Jay Pharoah impersonates President Obama on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on Saturday, March 2, 2013. (Associated Press)

MILLER: The sequestration farce

Politicians know the game is up once "Saturday Night Live" mocks them and their policies. President Obama found himself in that unenviable position this weekend. He had mustered all his effort to dispatch Cabinet secretaries to stand before every available camera in sight to recite tales of the mayhem and horror that would follow in the wake of a minuscule across-the-board reduction in federal spending. Published March 5, 2013

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley testifies at a Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing to urge state lawmakers to pass legislation requiring residents to obtain a license before purchasing a handgun, ban assault weapons, limit magazine capacities to 10 rounds and require prospective gun buyers to complete a safety course and pay a $100 application fee, Annapolis, Md., Wednesday, February 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

MILLER: Maryland fails the troops

Aperverse side effect of Maryland's gun-control hysteria is that certain proposed legislation could leave American soldiers disarmed. The General Assembly should slow down and think about what it's doing. Published March 4, 2013

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., right, sits next to the Senate Judiciary Committee's ranking Republican, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, during a hearing on the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

MILLER: Guns on the Hill

Democrats on Capitol Hill are sprinting to give President Obama a quick victory in his gun-control crusade. Sloth won't cut it. Energized senators have sped from bad idea to full committee vote in less than two months. That sounds like sloth in the world where the rest of us live, but in the Senate, that's warp speed. Published February 28, 2013

** FILE ** Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a gun violence conference in Danbury, Conn. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy also addressed the event organized by the state's congressional delegation to push President Barack Obama's gun control proposals. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.

MILLER: Gun grabbers kill jobs

Gun-control laws don't reduce crime, but they do reduce employment. Some governors don't care and are pushing for more pointless statutes that put their citizens' jobs on the line. Smarter governors sense the opportunity to poach a few manufacturers from their colleagues. Published February 27, 2013

President Obama and his administration are pressuring Republicans to cancel the sequester cuts and replace them with tax increases and different spending cuts. (Associated Press)

MILLER: The sky won't fall

There is very little agreement in Washington on how to avoid the across-the-board spending reductions scheduled for Friday. Republicans are less than thrilled to see half the sequestration hitting defense, and Democrats are in a meltdown over the prospects of their welfare-state handouts getting a nip and tuck. Published February 26, 2013

Wayne LaPierre is executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

MILLER: The NRA was right

It may not stick, but the Obama administration might be getting a late education in the value of guns. When President Obama first exploited the tragedy at Newtown for more gun control, Wayne LaPierre, the CEO of the National Rifle Association, suggested putting armed guards in the schools. Published February 22, 2013

Army veteran Nate Haddad (left), an employee at Fort Drum's Network Enterprise Center, appeared in uniform as an honored guest Feb. 28, 2012 in Philadelphia with Lt. Gen. William Troy, director of Army Staff at the Pentagon. (Courtesy photo)

MILLER: A gun tale of two cities

Nathan Haddad, a former Army staff sergeant in New York, was selling his gun magazines when he was arrested for violating a state law prohibiting possession of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. He was arrested and charged with five felonies. Published February 21, 2013