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Stories by Conor Higgins

Conor Higgins has a BA from Catholic University in DC and an MA form George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, both in history. When he not getting his hands dirty in 2nd Amendment and firearms news he is doing his best to take a crack at some drive-by political analysis. And every now and then he may or may not review a low end bourbon for the tax write off. Sit back, relax, and enjoy Back Porch Politics.

DC’s concealed carry hypocrisy

WASHINGTON, February 27, 2015 — On Tuesday, Fox 5’s Emily Miller ran a story about the culmination of her long and arduous trek to receive a Washington, DC conceal carry permit. Her success itself would be news, but more striking is the number of applicants who have been granted conceal carry permits in the capital city since they were forced to change ...

Gun rights activists take on Maryland

Earlier this month the attorney generals from eight states and the District of Columbia filed an amicus brief in the ongoing case of Stephen V. Kolbe v. Martin O’Malley.

Police violence is an American problem, not just Black, Brown or White

WASHINGTON December 17, 2014 – On the cover of the December 11, 2014 issue of The Economist, the renowned financial publication tackles a different type of pressing issue, by posing a very simple, and direct question: “What is wrong with policing America?” While it surely seems like a complicated issue, steeped in rhetoric and questions about liberty ...