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Conservatives rip ‘Guns & Ammo’ magazine for editorial supporting safety laws

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Conservative media and readers are criticizing Guns & Ammo magazine for an upcoming editorial supporting firearm safety regulation, Ad Age reported on Wednesday.

“Way too many gun owners still seem to believe that any regulation of the right to keep and bear arms is an infringement,” technical editor Dick Metcalf wrote in the magazine’s December issue. (PDF) “The fact is, all constitutional rights are regulated, always have been, and need to be.”

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While he supported the right to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment, Metcalf wrote, he also supported the right for “adequate training” to be required for someone to do so.

“I’ve seen too many examples of unsafe behavior on too many shooting ranges to believe otherwise,” Metcalf wrote. “And we’ve all read too many accounts of legally armed individuals dealing with the consequences of not being properly trained or prepared when confronted with a bad situation.”

Metcalf’s take was quickly ripped on the magazine’s Facebook page; with several readers saying on Wednesday they would abandon Guns & Ammo.

“Off the topic but just want to know why your editor would support gun control?” one commenter wrote. “This is a gun magazine correct? I don’t think we will be reading your magazine anymore.”

Both AdAge and theNew York Times reported that criticism was also pouring in from conservatives online, with The Truth About Guns posting on Wednesday that “Metcalf’s bone-headed, uninformed, patently obvious misinterpretation of the Second Amendment’s introductory clause isn’t as bad as the antis’ assertion that the 2A only applies to Americans in a militia, but it’s the next worst thing.”

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[Image: Guns & Ammo reviewer Brad Fitzpatrick, via Guns & Ammo Facebook page]


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Two impeachment articles expected against President Trump: reports

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Democrats are expected to announce on Tuesday two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, US media reported Monday evening, after laying out their case at a hearing against a president they branded a "clear and present danger" to national security.

The articles will focus on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, The Washington Post said, citing three official familiar with the matter.

It added that the full House of Representatives would vote on the articles next week, ahead of a trial in the Senate.

CNN said a third article on obstruction of justice was still being debated, and the network's sources cautioned that plans were still being finalized.

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Ambassador McFaul ‘shocked’ Trump invited Sergey Lavrov back to the Oval Office: ‘What are they thinking?’

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Former Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul repeatedly said he was shocked that President Donald Trump will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday.

McFaul was interviewed Monday evening by Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC "The Last Word," where he contrasted how Trump is treating the Russian government of President Vladimir Putin to the Ukrainian government of President Volodymyr Zelensky.

"Ambassador McFaul, I want to get your reaction to the Russian foreign minister meeting tomorrow at the White House, in the Oval Office, with President Trump," O'Donnell said. "That's his second time. President Zelinsky still hasn't gotten that meeting and Donald trump apparently, apparently may be voted articles of impeachment in committee this week because of his interactions with President Zelensky."

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House Judiciary to vote on Thursday to impeach Donald Trump: report

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Democrats are moving ahead with the impeachment of President Donald Trump following another day of testimony on Monday.

"House Democrats plan to unveil at least two articles of impeachment Tuesday, charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, according to multiple lawmakers and aides. The Judiciary Committee plans to vote on the articles on Thursday, setting up a vote on the House floor next week to make Trump the third president in history to be impeached," Politico reported Monday evening.

"Democratic leaders plan to formally announce the articles at a press conference Tuesday morning. Judiciary Committee Democrats intend to meet ahead of the announcement and review the articles," Politico reported. "The decision to move forward with specific impeachment charges is the most significant move yet for the year-old Democratic House majority, a legacy-defining moment for Speaker Nancy Pelosi that sets up a Senate trial for Trump in early 2020."

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