By Frank Smyth, December 13, 2016, The Progressive
“I don’t think it’s quite game over,” said Jonathan E. Lowy, legal director of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. “But there are reasons to be concerned.”
By Frank Smyth, October 18, 2016, franksmyth.com
It makes sense to worry that Donald Trump’s recent comments about the Second Amendment could encourage an assassination attempt against Hillary Clinton. But, as a long-time follower of the gun-rights movement, I think Trump’s words mean something else.
By Frank Smyth, August 11, 2016, The Progressive
Donald Trump seems to be suggesting that some kind of collective act of resistance may be necessary to stop an overreaching government should Clinton win the November election.
By Frank Smyth, June 21, 2016, The Progressive
The only thing stopping real gun reform in the United States is a paranoid fear that some future, tyrannical regime would seize Americans’ guns and impose a totalitarian state.
By Frank Smyth, February 16, 2016, The Progressive
Similar to the way NRA bylaws control who gets elected to the board, the same bylaws control how a director may be removed once elected.
By Frank Smyth, February 10, 2016, The Progressive
How will the NRA respond to Nugent’s anti-Semitic rant? The NRA’s polished leadership has long walked a fine line between extremism and respectability.
By Frank Smyth, December 12, 2014, The Progressive
A Defense Department spokesman, Marine Captain Jay C. Farrar, said it is “highly doubtful” that these courses offered instruction in abusive interrogation techniques. But according to U.S. Army Special Forces advisers formerly stationed in the region, small courses for selected Salvadoran soldiers regularly included training in “negative-incentive” methods.