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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.

America made the Middle East mess

WASHINGTON, September 9, 2014 — Just two days away from the thirteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the United States once again finds itself embroiled and knee deep in the mess and much that is World politics. In the last three years we have seen numerous earth shattering events take place throughout the world. And ...

H.R. 4934: A bill to disarm federal agencies

The RAD Act, or “Regulatory Agency Demilitarization Act,” intends to “prohibit certain Federal agencies from using or purchasing certain firearms, and for other purposes…”

Could ISIS be a victim of their own success?

As they have swept eastward out of Syria, where they have a foothold which they have carved out for themselves during the turmoil of the Syrian Civil War, they have gained strength in numbers and assets. Their benefactors see that they are making progress, with each new city they take they gain both recruits and fighting experience. They are picking up armored vehicles, helicopters, and whatever equipment the Iraqi army left behind or abandoned when they surrendered.

Hillary Clinton: Gun Owners ‘terrorizing’ Americans

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is shining up her 2016 presidential campaign buttons with her most recent remarks on gun control. In her television appearance on CNN’s Town Hall, Clinton exactly what she thought about gun owners, and gun control. Asked by an audience member whether an assault weapons ban and magazine ...

ISIS, emboldened by U.S. aid in Syria, bites off more than it can chew

By taking so many key and strategic points in Iraq in such a short amount of time they created a panic. Instead of seeking to consolidate their positions in Mosul, they were greedy and ambitious and moved on Takrit. Sensing a growing weakness in their enemy, they moved on Tal Afar. Thousands of people are fleeing the path of ISIS, scrambling to get out of the way, screaming at the top of their lungs for help, and the World has heard them.

The name Redskin may be offensive to some, but it is not illegal

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 — Yesterday Politico reported that the Washington Redskins have hired a lobbyist to help in the fight against the public pressure to change their name. According to an article by Byron Tau, the move came after 50 blue senators sent a letter to the NFL asking them to force a name change, as the ...

Hillary 2016 and the power of making presidential history

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2014 — If Hillary Clinton does not run for President in 2016, she will be making a mistake. If they do not nominate her, the Democrats will be making a mistake, and they will leaving the race open to Republicans. If recent polls are any indicator, the House will remain in Republican hands after ...

Rahm Emanuel wants to watch you buy guns

Rahm Emanuel, who is drowning in disapproval ratings, seeks to capitalize on the most recent national tragedy and exploit his city’s violent crime and the nations gun phobia to further restrict and dissuade potential gun owners. The FOID cards, the registration, and the finger prints all serve to dissuade gun owners from purchasing firearms, and do nothing to deter the criminals who don’t use that process to acquire guns to begin with. Chicago is the perfect example of how a city where the government wields extreme power over their citizens, and does not trust them with their own safety, and has actually further endangered them and endeared them to the government.

The UCSB shooting won’t lead to more gun control

Unfortunately for gun control advocates the USCB shooting cannot and will not spark a gun control debate that will catch the right amount of fire to make national waves. And while the gun control handbook literally instructs their supporters to capitalize on the emotional distress of a populace after a shooting incident, their seeds will bear no fruit.