Pittsburgh mayor pushes firearm confiscation orders, gun and magazine bans

Following the October 27 attack on the gun and security-free Tree of Life Synagogue, Peduto voiced opposition to hiring armed guards to protect congregants. Eleven innocents were killed when a gunman entered the synagogue and no one could shoot back.

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Deconstructing the anti-gun cult

Before she blocked me last week on Twitter, I frequently read the posts of Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, as well as tweets from former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Everytown for Gun Safety, which is her organization’s chief financial backer. Combined, the two gun control groups are front and center in the U.S.’s anti-gun cult, with 4 million members, which is about the same number of members as the National Rifle Association.

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What the fake history of guns can teach us

In 2000, Emory University history professor Michael Bellesiles published the book Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture. The central argument of the book was that the culture of American gun ownership does not date back to the colonial era and, instead, emerged in the middle of the nineteenth century when technological advances made firearms more affordable.

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