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Past articles by Eric:

Waitresses All Pack Heat At 'Shooters Grill' In Rifle, Colo.

In the small city of Rifle, Colo., there's a restaurant called Shooters Grill. Inside, the waitresses are armed. → Read More

Gun Rights Activists Insist Target's Gun Ban Is 'Not A Ban'

Dealt a loss by Target on Wednesday, gun rights activists were trying to find a consolation prize. The retail chain's newly announced policy asking customers to keep guns out of its stores is not a gun "ban," the activists said. It was a respectful "request." → Read More

Big Win For Gun Control Groups: Target Bans Guns In Its Stores

Target has finally made its decision about firearms in its stores. The retail giant is telling its customers to leave their guns at home. → Read More

Two Guys With Guns Have Showdown On First Day Of Georgia's New 'Guns Everywhere' Law

A "misunderstanding" between two armed men in a Georgia convenience store led to an arrest on the very day that the state's new expansive gun rights law went into effect, according to The Valdosta Daily Times. → Read More

Christie Dodges On Hobby Lobby Ruling: 'Who Knows?'

Lots of people have opinions about the Hobby Lobby ruling. Chris Christie just isn't one of them. → Read More

'Free Speech Exercise' Brings Charges For Man Who Claimed Ties To Vegas Shooters

A 22-year-old Indiana man is facing both state and federal charges after allegedly posting a rambling message on Facebook in which he claimed ties to Las Vegas cop killers Jerad and Amanda Miller, made death threats against state judges and law enforcement officers, and warned that a local courthouse would be "blown to pieces within the month" -- before claiming that it had all been written as satire.… → Read More

Bloomberg Gun Control Group Says Target Shut Down Its Protest On Sunday

A Texas Target store is once again at the center of a gun rights fight. The gun control group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, which is backed by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, said Monday that its Texas chapter was told on Sunday to leave the parking lot outside a Target store in San Antonio, where it had been holding a "Stoller Jam" demonstration. → Read More

D'Souza: African-Americans Better Off Because Ancestors Were 'Hauled From Africa To America'

The reviews are in. Or the review, anyway. And Dinesh D'Souza's new film, "America: Imagine a World Without Her," has been proclaimed "the perfect film to take the family to on a Fourth of July," according to National Review. → Read More

Primary Challenger Says GOP Rep. Was Executed, Replaced By Body Double

On Tuesday, Timothy Ray Murray (pictured) challenged longtime incumbent Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) for the Republican nomination in Oklahoma's 3rd Congressional district. Murray lost, but he did manage to pull in 3,442 votes, good for 5.2 percent of the total. Now Murray says he will contest the outcome of the election. Because, he says, Lucas is dead and has been replaced by a "look alike." → Read More

Prosecutor Urges Media Not To Jump To Conclusions About Scott Walker

A Wisconsin state prosecutor is trying to throw cold water on recently unsealed court documents that said Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) was part of a "criminal scheme." The unusual step came in the form of a statement released Thursday by a lawyer representing special prosecutor Francis Schmitz. → Read More

Arizona GOPer Breaks Down Crying During Apology For Bigoted Online Comments

John Huppenthal, the Arizona Republican official who earlier this month confessed to being a prolific and nasty anonymous commenter on local politics blogs, apologized Wednesday for his bigoted online writings during an emotional press conference that ended with him walking out of the room in tears. → Read More

Scott Walker Supporter Charged With Major Voter Fraud Claims Amnesia

A supporter of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has been charged with over a dozen counts of election fraud -- though he reportedly claims a form of temporary amnesia has left him unable to recall his actions. → Read More

WND Editor Explains Airport Gun Incident: 'The TSA Agents Were Very Nice'

Calling his actions "dumber than dumb," WND co-founder and birther leader Joseph Farah on Wednesday explained how he was stopped Sunday at Dulles International Airport with a loaded handgun in his bag. → Read More

Conservative Columnist Earnestly Asks: 'Why Not The Washington Reagans?'

A columnist for The Washington Times has weighed in on the Washington Redskins' name. If the name must changed, the columnist says, go Gipper. → Read More

Report: WND Founder And Birther Leader Stopped At Airport With Loaded Gun

Joseph Farah, the co-founder of the conservative website now known as WND and one of the guiding lights of the birther movement, was caught by TSA agents at Dulles International Airport on Sunday with a loaded .38-caliber revolver in his carry-on bag, according to The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). → Read More

Prosecutors: McDonnells Got Secret Gifts From More Than Just One Donor

An island vacation worth $23,000 is part of a potentially crucial dispute taking place in the buildup to the federal trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) and his wife, Maureen McDonnell. → Read More

BridgeGate II: Pulaski Skyway Reportedly At Center Of Separate Christie Probes

Just as the George Washington Bridge lane closing scandal was entering a quiet period, The New York Times reported Monday that the Manhattan district attorney and the Securities and Exchange Commission are both looking into a $1.8 billion road repair deal tied to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) administration and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. → Read More

Obama Donor's Manslaughter Charge Involves Infant Allegedly Killed By Pain Cream

The circumstances behind the involuntary manslaughter charge filed against a major donor to President Obama's 2012 re-election effort involve a prescribed topical pain cream and a dead infant. But what exactly happened to the infant and the precise criminal conduct involved remains unclear from the publicly available records. → Read More

South Dakota Republican Party Calls For Obama's Impeachment

The South Dakota Republican Party passed a resolution at its state convention Saturday calling for the impeachment of President Obama, according to The Sioux Falls Argus Leader. → Read More

All Five McDonnell Children Could Testify At Parents' Corruption Trial

All five of Robert and Maureen McDonnell's adult children could testify their parents July trial, according to The Washington Post. → Read More