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What We’re Reading September 18, 2013

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So without further ado, here’s what we’re reading Wednesday September 18, 2013.

Even though the media spent most of the day spreading misinformation about the Navy Yard shooting, the truth of the matter is more gun laws wouldn’t have stopped it. The problem was that a mentally ill man was not treated properly, and the Navy didn’t pay attention to the warning signs.

Some seem surprised that President Obama would strike such a negative tone in his speech about the Navy Yard shooting… I wasn’t. The President is constantly taking the low road when it comes to dealing with conservatives.

Radio Host and blogger, Matt Walsh, pens an excellent article on the absurdity of “Gun-Free” zones at military installations. He makes some great points… “But we’ve got a brand of stupid in this nation that I doubt you’d find anywhere else on Earth, let alone the galaxy. Requiring military members to be disarmed on military bases and in military installations? Two mass murders in the span of a few years, and yet this policy remains? Back in the Roman days, soldiers were required to be armed at all times, under penalty of death. Yet here we confiscate their personal firearms and tell them to keep their military issued weapons locked away, which leads DIRECTLY to these sorts of situations. What the hell is wrong with us? The first responders got there in seven minutes, which is an incredible response time. But there should have been return fire immediately. We trust these people to fight wars, operate battleships, fly jets, drop bombs, use drones, go on Special Forces missions, but we don’t think they’re competent or psychologically stable enough to carry a weapon to work without accidentally shooting each other?”

Public schools students on a trip to the local mosque were all gifted with Korans… would this ever happen with Bibles? Not on your life.

The United States has slipped 15 spots (to 17) since 2000 on the world economic freedom ranking list. Think about that… there are now 16 countries in the world which have more economic freedom than we do. Wow.

John Stewart lambastes the frenzied media coverage of the Navy Yard shooting.



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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing. He’s also the managing editor at, and the managing partner at You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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