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‘Progressive’ fantasies about guns

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The idea that Americans have a constitutional right to own and possess firearms appalls today’s progressives. They believe that if they could just rid the nation of guns, then armed robberies, gang violence, mass shootings, rape, violent crime and maybe even suicide would vanish and we could all live peacefully ever after.

Pittsburgh Pirates' Starling Marte runs behind Washington Nationals first baseman Matt Adams (15) after hitting a two-run home run in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Pittsburgh. The Pirates won 4-1. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Nationals squander late lead, lose to Pirates

The bats went silent for once and an old problem resurfaced on Tuesday night for the Nationals. That combination led to a 4-1 setback by the Nationals to the host Pittsburgh Pirates, who had lost 12 of their previous 16 games.

Damaged Dubai City wedding hall is seen after an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug.18, 2019.  A suicide-bomb blast ripped through a wedding party on a busy Saturday night. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

ISIS undercuts Trump’s push for Afghan peace deal, troop withdrawal

- The Washington Times

An Islamic State suicide bombing that killed 63 people in Kabul has underscored Afghanistan’s violent state even as the Trump administration nears a peace deal with the nation’s other major militant group, the Taliban, that could take thousands of U.S. troops out of the country.

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump cancels Denmark visit over Greenland rejection

- The Washington Times

If Greenland isn’t for sale, President Trump doesn’t want to talk to Denmark. Mr. Trump said Tuesday evening on Twitter that he would delay a scheduled visit to Denmark next month because of the prime minister’s lack of interest in selling the autonomous Danish possession.

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'Progressive' fantasies about guns

- The Washington Times

The idea that Americans have a constitutional right to own and possess firearms appalls today's progressives. They believe that if they could just rid the nation of guns, then armed robberies, gang violence, mass shootings, rape, violent crime and maybe even suicide would vanish and we could all live peacefully ever after.