• John Vogel

    Overwhelmed By Legal Pro-gun Forces!

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     by John Vogel
     on February 25, 2013

    Going into last week's New York Farm Show, I was totally unprepared for the onslaught of rural vehemence to the state's new Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act. The law does nothing to secure citizen safety, and, in fact, threatens it. The silent scratching of Governor Andrew "Quick Draw" Cuomo's approval pen on the NY SAFE Act awoke an angry giant – a pro-gun force that would kill his presidential aspirations with high-caliber common sense…

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    Gun Controls: Time To Reload!

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     by John Vogel
     on February 15, 2013

    I’ve been swamped by letters, emails and blog responses to my earlier blog, raise-gun-controls-spirit-within and magazine editorial. I loved every single response, even from those who think nobody but law enforcement and military should have guns. It’s easy to understand the anger and fear of those who’ve had their lives blown to bits figuratively or literally by wrongful use of powerful weapons by criminals or persons short of a full load. And the anti-gun lobby uses…

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    Don't Blame Agriculture For A Food System Flawed By Fat

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     by John Vogel
     on February 11, 2013

    Listening to all the anti-everything-ag grumblers, you might think American agriculture is in terrible shape, that we haven't progressed beyond the pitch fork era. They seem intent on making sure Uncle Sam enacts more regulations to drive the food industry crazy – and out of this country. Being a former farm kid and now long-toothed ag journalist, I've got a fork in this food fight. So I'll stab at the meat of this issue. Since these "antis" have far too…

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