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As Freedom Destroys Itself

It’s no secret which side I’m on in any debate involving the Second Amendment (or the whole Constitution, for that matter). We call Alaska America’s Last Frontier, and firearms are a big part of our lifestyle here because they are part of our frontier tradition. And, as I tell my daughters, the ability to use a firearm responsibly and to defend yourself is also part of our heritage as American women.

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Carney: Obama Has No Plans To Meet With DC Victims

I have no meetings of that nature to announce today. What I can tell you is that later this afternoon, the president will receive a briefing from Attorney General Eric Holder, FBI Director James Comey and members of his national security team on yesterday’s horrific shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. The president has obviously been updated regularly, including this morning at his PDB, on developments in that matter. But he will get a specific briefing from the attorney general and the FBI director this afternoon.

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Gun Control was Already in Place at Washington Navy Yard

Then-President Clinton issued an order in 1993 (PDF) severely tightening gun restrictions at all Department of the Army installations. The directive said in part, "The authorization to carry firearms will be issued only to qualified personnel when there is a reasonable expectation that life or Department of the Army (DA) assets will be jeopardized if firearms are not carried." The same rules seem to apply to the other branches of service, to go by the Navy regulations above.

That makes military bases much like other "gun-free zones." They're only as well protected as the willingness of would-be perpetrators to follow rules allows, along with the ability of a thin line of personnel authorized to carry arms to deter or stop criminals...

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MSNBC’s Scarborough Slams Obama’s Econ Speech: Liberals ‘Would Be Killing George W.’ For Partisan Speech During A Tragedy

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough on Tuesday insisted liberals “would be killing George W.” if the former president had given a partisan speech in the midst of a national tragedy like President Barack Obama did on Monday.The Washington Navy Yard was still on lockdown with police searching for more possible shooters when President Barack Obama vilified Republicans in a speech about the economy. Obama started his previously-scheduled speech with brief remarks about the shooting, but then quickly shifted to targeting members of the GOP...

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