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A big cultural moment follows the encounter between Ann Romney, mother of five, grandmother of 16, and Hilary Rosen, a Democratic strategist who did not equate Mrs. Romney's traditional domestic duties with real work, or economic expertise. Media hysteria ensued within minutes of the ladies' exchange via Twitter, leaving pundits to either sort out the tangle, or add to it.
The fight for 2012 is a fight for our country, our values and our freedom, and if the National Rifle Association (NRA) has anything to say about it, Barack Obama won't get a second term. Mark these words - the NRA and America's gun owners will have plenty to say about it. President Obama doesn't want to hear that. He doesn't want gun owners active in the next election. He doesn't want to tangle with the NRA's 4 million members, or with the 30 million people who identify themselves with the NRA, or with America's 90 million gun owners.
With a sputtering national economy looming over the state and an increasingly unpopular president, some campaigns in Northern Virginia are turning away from fiscal issues and toward social issues, such as abortion and gun rights, ahead of the Nov. 8 statewide elections.
Anti-gun-rights books are common enough. But they never quite resonate with the public because they avoid the well-documented history. To rewrite history in this way, they fail to acknowledge that "militia," as defined in early dictionaries, included all able-bodied males; they also ignore the fact that the phrase "the people," as it is used in other parts of the U.S. Constitution, is always used in the context of "we the people."
More than a week after a top Atlanta law firm dropped the contract to defend the federal marriage statute under pressure from gay groups, the legal and public relations fallout shows no signs of easing.
Few Americans know all that much about the NRA's history, and if asked to describe the association, they probably would repeat the media description of it as "America's gun lobby." In fact, the NRA is the largest and arguably the most influential advocacy organization in the nation today, with 4 million members ready to step up to the plate whenever they believe their Second Amendment right to "keep and bear arms" is threatened.
This week's hostage standoff at the Discovery Channel headquarters in Maryland offers a scary reminder why it's important for Americans to be able to own and carry firearms. When the public is packing heat, it's more dangerous for deranged criminals to threaten innocent life because individuals can defend themselves. No organization does more to protect our right to keep and bear arms than the National Rifle Association, and when you go against the NRA, you get thumped. Just ask Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Former Sen. Ted Stevens will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony with relatives and friends.
Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Chicago's handgun ban. Gun rights groups hailed the ruling as a seminal moment in their ongoing fight to roll back restrictive gun-control legislation. As far as the National Rifle Association (NRA) is concerned, McDonald settles the matter once and for all: "This decision makes absolutely clear that the Second Amendment protects the God-given right of self-defense for all law-abiding Americans, period." Be that as it may, the McDonald decision is really a victory for and about black Americans. At least it should be.