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Karl Schmidt, Author at Farmville

YOUR TURN

There is no gun problem in Virginia

The first swipe to ban guns/magazines in the Virginia legislature failed. Still, the core philosophy by which Democrats desire to govern demands unflinching dependency on ... Read more

by Karl Schmidt, Friday, February 28, 2020 9:00 am

YOUR TURN

The hidden truth about guns

Seems every few weeks there is a mass shooting that dominates the headlines. Although these shootings are mostly conducted with an automatic rifle, automatic rifles ... Read more

by Karl Schmidt, Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:00 am

Columns

Dying for freedom

When these mass shootings happen, everyone looks for solutions or something to blame. Many accuse the availability of guns along with the mind poisoning effects ... Read more

by Karl Schmidt, Tuesday, August 13, 2019 4:09 pm

Columns

Spotting gun grabbers

What’s the difference between a gun and a car? Although both can be extremely deadly, there is no constitutional right to own a car. The ... Read more

by Karl Schmidt, Thursday, February 28, 2019 2:39 pm

Columns

Politics rules the day

Let’s face it, everything in America has become political. From kneeling football players to stores refusing to sell assault style guns to where one decides ... Read more

by Karl Schmidt, Thursday, July 19, 2018 12:03 pm

Columns

American laws should be applied equally

If an American citizen brought their children along during the commission of a crime being caught by authorities, this criminal parent would be arrested and ... Read more

by Karl Schmidt, Thursday, June 21, 2018 9:39 am

YOUR TURN

Setting the record straight

Although the assault against assault rifles has tapered off, it will be back just prior to the fall elections. The present psychology of the anti ... Read more

by Karl Schmidt, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 10:20 pm

Recreation

Phases of deer hunting

Having started my life of whitetail deer hunting in the late 1960s in southern Maryland, eventually drifting to its Eastern Shore where the sika deer ... Read more

by Karl Schmidt, Thursday, October 26, 2017 9:07 am

Columns

Generals not ‘traitors’

In response to Mr. Peca’s column, “Removal is not destruction” referred to General’s Lee and Jackson as “traitors” because they took up arms against the ... Read more

by Karl Schmidt, Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:34 am

Columns

‘The distortion of the truth’

Study the Revolutionary War or the Civil War and by comparison, what’s brewing today really isn’t so bad.People still lose lives over philosophical differences now ... Read more

by Karl Schmidt, Thursday, September 7, 2017 1:51 pm

Columns

Schmidt: ‘History is being rewritten’

American Civil War history is being rewritten. Although most couldn’t guess, within a decade when the Civil War began and ended (much less on the ... Read more

by Karl Schmidt, Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:32 am

Columns

‘We cannot all fit the same mold’

There is increasing talk from all across the southern (Confederate) states to remove statues and flags that pay homage to the Confederacy. The complaint is ... Read more

by Karl Schmidt, Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:32 pm

Columns

The disarming of America

Oregon is a conservative and pro-gun state unreceptive to Washington politics. Still, President Barack Obama has a deep compulsion to pass one new layer of ... Read more

by Karl Schmidt, Wednesday, December 30, 2015 1:26 pm

Columns

Guns get a black eye ‘when misused against innocence’ in America

It may be said America has a gun culture, but does one person in 100 understand firearms? That small percentage falls off sharply among our ... Read more

by Karl Schmidt, Thursday, December 10, 2015 11:44 am

Columns

Hunting policy defies rational thinking

Being a devoted deer hunter for 45 years — mostly in Maryland — I became a resident of Virginia in 2004 doing most of my ... Read more

by Karl Schmidt, Thursday, September 24, 2015 11:50 am

Columns

As Flags And Atrocities Go, Southern Banner’s History Is Tame

Before the Confederate flag is surrendered up for the second time in this country, another flag or two and what they represent needs to be ... Read more

by Karl Schmidt, Thursday, July 2, 2015 4:41 pm