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  • No, You Can't Trust Marco Rubio to Protect Your Guns # UCCShooting # Oregon

    11/23/2015 5:08:48 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 15 replies
    Got News.com ^ | October 1, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    You shouldn't trust Rubio. Senator Marco Rubio is running for president but he doesn't want you to know about his past views on guns. Take a note at this research on him opposing lawful gun owning. Rubio Favored Restrictions On Florida Gun Owners In His 2000 State House Race, Rubio Supported Waiting Periods On Gun Purchases. "'Background checks are necessary and the sale of guns at shows should be limited,' Garcia said. 'Furthermore, safety locks should be required. I am also against honoring the concealed weapons permits of other states in our state.' Rubio supports 'reasonable restrictions' including background checks...
  • Senate Dems demand executive action on guns

    11/23/2015 6:49:40 PM PST · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/23/15 | Anna Giaritelli
    A group of 24 Senate Democrats urged the president Monday to dodge Congress and act on his own to make new rules on gun control, after Congress has failed to move any gun bills. The senators, led by Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy of Connecticut, requested the White House take an immediate step to change the law that now allows sellers who do not have a federal license to sell guns to individuals at shows, online and elsewhere without conducting background checks. The letter said Democrats would keep trying to pass a gun bill, but said Obama should explore...
  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces ‘See Something, Send Something’ app to combat terrorism

    11/23/2015 1:35:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced as part of his "See Something, Send Something" campaign a new mobile app that allows New Yorkers to alert authorities of potential threats. The "See Something, Send Something" app allows anyone with a smart phone to report suspicious activity directly to the New York State Intelligence Center in the form of photos or written notes, according to a press release. The press release reminds users to only report “suspicious behavior and situations (e.g., an unattended backpack or briefcase in a public place) rather than beliefs, thoughts, ideas, expressions, associations, or speech unrelated to...
  • Trump Releases His Plan for 2nd Amendment… Leaves Millions Furious (Liberal Heads Exploding)

    11/23/2015 6:11:16 AM PST · by xzins · 66 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 23 Nov 15 | Sela T
    One common criticism of billionaire businessman and presidential candidate Donald Trump is that he far too often speaks in vague generalities and rarely offers specifics about where he stands on the issues. Well,he’s getting specific now, and you want to hear this! “The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon. Period,” the position paper began. Trump went on to explain that the right to keep and bear arms is a right that pre-exists both the government and the Constitution, noting that government didn’t create the...
  • Feinstein says Islamic State stronger, criticizes U.S. approach

    11/22/2015 9:26:08 PM PST · by Mariner · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 22nd, 2015 | By Doina Chiacu
    Leading Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein said on Sunday the United States is not doing enough to fight Islamic State, and the group is gaining strength outside Iraq and Syria. Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, said Secretary of State John Kerry gave the panel a more comprehensive picture last week of the U.S. strategy to combat Islamic State, including talks in Vienna to find a diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis. However, she said on CBS, "I don't think the approach is sufficient to the job." Feinstein said President Barack Obama's decision to send 50 special forces...
  • North Carolina voluntary gun surrender event produces big results (LOL Alert)

    11/22/2015 3:55:56 PM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 22, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    A staple among the more "reasonable" gun control advocates in America is the voluntary gun turn-in or buy-back program. Hillary Clinton has recently gone on record as a big supporter of these programs, whether they be optional or… not so optional, like in Australia. If you had any doubt about the effectiveness of such plans, the folks in Greensboro, North Carolina were out to prove you wrong this month. They held just such an event where they would accept any number of weapons, getting them off the streets and presumably out of the hands of criminals. [Snip] So how did...
  • D.C. police Chief Cathy Lanier urges public to ‘take down’ active gunman if they can

    11/22/2015 10:51:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 75 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 22, 2015 | Carleton Bryant
    In a surprising comment, Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier is encouraging ordinary citizens to subdue or even kill active gunmen if they can as the "best option for saving lives before police can get there." During an interview Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes," Chief Lanier was asked what should people do if they are in the vicinity of an active shooter like the ones who terrorized Paris on Nov. 13, The Washington Examiner reported. "Your options are run, hide, or fight," the D.C. police chief said. "If you're in a position to try and take the gunman down, to...
  • World View: European Union Considers Gun Control After Paris Attack (The Terrorist Protection Act)

    11/22/2015 9:27:52 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Nov 2015 | John J. Xenakis
    Closed metro entrance in Brussels on Saturday (EU Observer)On Saturday, the city of Brussels, which is both the capital city of Belgium and the capital of the European Union, was essentially shut down completely, after Belgium’s Prime Minister Charles Michel warned that the threat of one or more terror attacks in the city was “serious and imminent.” The terror alert system was raised to its highest level over reports of an “imminent threat” of a gun and bomb attack similar to the one seen in Paris. The metro system was shut down, and all restaurants and cafés were closed...
  • Donald Trump is now the Leading Second Amendment Supporter

    11/22/2015 5:09:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In an exclusive to Brietbart.com, Donald Trump has called for Americans to bear arms to increase security in the United States. From Brietbart.com: Carrying a weapon is not always feasible or appropriate. However, given the increased tensions that are the result of continued, escalating terrorism around the world, more legitimately armed individuals on the streets is a positive outcome. Each permit holder must make the decision to carry or not carry. I will carry more often than I have in the past, and I am sure other concealed permit holders will do the same. Do we have an obligation...
  • This State Just Signed Landmark Gun Legislation (Kansas)

    11/22/2015 8:48:44 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 11/22/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    There is SOME good news for gun owners. Conservative Kansas Governor Sam Brownback just signed new legislation bolstering the right to bear arms. When asked why he passed such a broad bill, Brownback offered great rationale: "Kansans soon can carry concealed weapons without permits or training under a bill signed by Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday. The new law, which kicks in July 1, makes Kansas the sixth state to allow “constitutional carry.” It will allow Kansans 21 and older to carry concealed firearms regardless of whether they have obtained a permit. Training still will be required for anyone who...
  • Is The NRA The Only Civil Rights Group In America That Still Matters?

    11/21/2015 4:15:12 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 20 Nov, 2015 | Bob Owens
    The mainstream media is—once again—carrying out a nakedly partisan attack on the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, the National Rifle Association. This time the mainstream “news” organizations are attempting to assert that the NRA is a bunch of radicals that is so “gun crazy” that they even support terrorists buying guns. The Daily News made that absurd claim earlier in the week, and the network of Dan Rather is doing so today. Reality, of course, is something quite different. The National Rifle Association is both a firearms training organization and a civil rights group, and opposes long-running Democrat attempts to...
  • Trump Is Calling For ALL Concealed Carry Permit Holders To Do THIS…

    11/18/2015 9:03:26 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 124 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | 11/18/2015
    DONALD TRUMP HAS NEWS FOR ALL CONCEALED CARRY HOLDERS... Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is serious about the right to bear arms. Our country is at a time of potential threat from ISIS terrorists and with an influx of Syrian refugees, many are on high alert. Trump issued a statement to Breitbart calling for all concealed carry permit holders to actually carry. He said" "There are nearly 13 million concealed carry permit holders in the United States who are part of the 100 million gun owners who defend the Constitutional right to "keep and bear arms." This fundamental liberty is...
  • Bill Maher on Terror Attacks: Wouldn’t Being Armed at Least Give Citizens a Chance?

    11/21/2015 10:59:33 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 21, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During the November 20 airing of Real Time with Bill Maher, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) pro-gun control comments were countered by Maher’s observation that being armed duringa Paris-style attack would at least give citizens a fighting chance to survive. According to MRC/Newsbusters, Maher stepped in to defend the option of being armed for self-defense after Newsom dismissed the idea of a good guy with a gun having any real success against bad guys with guns.Newsom said, “I just simply, this sort of mythology, the guy with the gun that’s going to come save the day, I mean, so...
  • Katie Pavlich Tweets Out Perfect Response To Hillary Clinton’s Gun Control Award

    11/20/2015 7:24:05 AM PST · by OttawaFreeper · 17 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | November 19 2015 | Andrew Mark Miller
    The Brady Campaign is a group that actively pushes for gun control regulations under the guise of wanting to keep people safer. Every year they give out awards to high profile people that either donate a lot of money or push through legislation that promotes the restriction of access to guns across the country. This year’s big winner? Hillary Clinton. Conservative commentator Katie Pavlich provided the internet with a great response to this moment of hypocrisy.
  • We Face Terrorist Threats – Don’t Even Think About Enacting Gun Control Laws

    11/19/2015 11:04:55 AM PST · by Torcert · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/18/2015 | Ron Danielowski
    Despite France's draconian gun laws, terrorists have once again proven that only good people obey bad laws, and they do so to their own detriment. It is important to realize that the best security practices, people, and technology governments have to offer could not thwart the ISIS attacks in Paris. Nor will these practices, institutions, and technologies thwart the next attack. [..] Thankfully, the reality of these attacks is that they can be deterred, disrupted, and even defeated by properly trained and well-armed civilian populous. A handful of properly trained civilians carrying concealed weapons in the Bataclan Theatre could have...
  • NJ man loses 76 guns over domestic dispute he wasn’t a part of

    11/19/2015 10:30:57 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    guns.com ^ | 11/19/2015 | Chris Eger
    Although C.L.H had a clean record and was not a defendant in the domestic violence proceeding, which was later voluntarily dismissed in any event, what authorities found out about his collection led to trouble. On examination by the State Police, five of the guns were considered under New Jersey law to be banned “assault weapons” which led to the forfeiture of those firearms and, since that disqualified him from further gun ownership under state law as argued the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, the other 71 guns as well. A local court agreed and ordered the entire collection remain impounded pending...
  • Keefe Report: Ruger on the Frontline Against Terror

    11/18/2015 6:30:02 PM PST · by Jed Eckert · 36 replies
    American Rifleman ^ | November 16, 2015 | Mark Keefe
    As Americans are shocked and horrified by the carnage of another extremist Islamic attack in Paris-this one far worse than the Charlie Hebdo and Kosher market massacres-one of America's most popular rifles is once again on the frontline in the war against terror. And it's not a gun familiar from the nightly news. That gun is a nearly 30-year-old variant of the Ruger Mini-14 called the Mousqueton A.M.D., the latter is an abbreviation for Armement Moyen de Defense. The veteran rifles from Ruger have appeared on broadcasts around the world in hands of helmeted French police. And the guns are...
  • Dem Schakowsky: ISIS Paris Attacks “Chilling Reminder” that US Needs Stricter Gun Laws

    11/18/2015 9:51:11 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/18/15 | Jim Hoft
    Wow- More insanity from the American left. On Friday eight ISIS linked terrorists slaughtered 132 people in Paris. At least one of the Islamists posed as a refugee to enter Europe - in October. The Islamic terrorists gutted their victims on the floor of the Bataclan concert hall. Democrat Rep. Jan Schakowsky from Illinois told SiriuxXM radio that the Paris terrorist attacks last week were a "chilling reminder" that the U.S. needs more restrictive gun laws. France has some of the strictest gun laws in the West. Only terrorists and criminals are packing heat. Via News Alert:
  • Dr. Kent Hovind Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

    11/18/2015 8:29:59 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 54 replies
    You Tube ^ | Nov 17, 2015
    Dr. Kent Hovind Endorses Hillary Clinton for President
  • Proposed law to stop terror suspects from buying guns in U.S. faces NRA, GOP opposition

    11/18/2015 7:07:10 AM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | November 18, 2015 | Cameron Joseph and Larry Mcshane
    The NRA -- and their gun-loving Republican cohorts -- are refusing once more to stop terrorists intent on getting armed in the U.S.A. A legal loophole allows suspected terrorists on the government's no-fly list to legally buy guns, but a bill to fix that will likely wither on the vine. The federal Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act, even in the wake of last week’s terrorist killing of 129 people in Paris, remains a long shot due to its rabid pro-gun opponents. "Anything which they feel restricts the use or the ability to retain a gun they’re opposed...
  • Book Review: Intrepid Explorer: The Autobiography of the World's Best Mine Finder

    11/17/2015 4:26:08 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Intrepid Explorer: The Autobiography of the World's Best Mine Finder, by J. David Lowell 496 pages, Published by Sentinel Peak Press, University of Arizona, 2014 J. David Lowell is a hero directly out of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, but in real life. This little promoted book is an inspirational account of a life built on the American dream, a questioning and active mind, physical courage and achievement that enriched the entire world. The book is a true life adventure novel. It was hard to put down. I read longer into the night than I should have. It was impossible...
  • Keeping guns out gets us nowhere in staying safer

    11/17/2015 10:48:27 AM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 14 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | November 17, 2015 | Dr. John R. Lott Jr.
    Suppose a criminal comes upon your home and sees a sign announcing, “Gun Free Zone.” How would he respond? Unless he thinks that the homeowner is playing a joke on him, the sign would put his mind at ease and make him more likely to break in. Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy, argued that such signs make us safer, attacking my October testimony before the state Senate Judiciary Committee. Related: ‘Guns everywhere’ bill goes against the facts, by Daniel Webster. Mass public killers want to commit suicide, but they also want to gain media...
  • Daily Beast: Gun Control Can Stop Terrorists

    11/17/2015 8:46:14 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 11/17/2015 | Robert Farago
    When gun rights advocates point out that the firearms-related murders are “epidemic” in a city with some of America’s strictest gun control laws (Chicago), advocates of civilian disarmament maintain that gun control isn’t the problem. It’s the answer! Well it would be if it weren’t for those meddling kids lax gun laws in surrounding states. But the same token, how do Islamic terrorists in Paris kill dozens of innocents with AKs in an entire country with “common sense gun laws”? “The answer,” dailybeast.com scribe David Axe writes . . .
  • Obama says gun control to be top issue of final year

    11/17/2015 8:54:31 AM PST · by rktman · 94 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 11/17/2015 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama hopes to make gun control the top issue of his final year in office, saying Americans aren’t more violent than other people but they “have more deadly weapons to act out their rage.” In an interview published Tuesday in GQ magazine, Mr. Obama said easy access to guns is “the only variable” between the U.S. and other developed countries. “The main thing that I’ve been trying to communicate over the last several of these horrific episodes is that, contrary to popular belief, Americans are not more violent than people in other developed countries,” Mr. Obama said. “But they...
  • Op-ed: We need more than luck to protect us from gun violence

    11/15/2015 1:10:53 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 62 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Nov 14 2015 | Rachel Borup
    Last weekend I took my 9-year-old on a mother-daughter date to Fashion Place Mall. As we sat in the crowded food court enjoying an ice cream, two white men in their early 20s walked by our table, each wearing jeans, a tucked-in T-shirts and a prominently displayed gun in its holster. The men walked slowly and seemed to enjoy the fact that people in the food court were visibly alarmed by their conspicuous exhibition of weapons. My immediate response was fear for my and my daughter's lives. We have all seen the tragedies in the news. We've heard how these...
  • Poll: Do you agree with Trump that tough French gun laws led to more deaths in terrorist attacks?

    11/15/2015 10:29:40 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 118 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 11/15/2015 | Ken Thorbourne
    As France and the rest of the world comes to grips with Friday night's horrific terrorist attacks in and around Paris that claimed at least 129 lives, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is blaming tough gun control laws in France for the dimensions of the tragedy. At a rally in southeast Texas Saturday afternoon, Trump told the crowd "nobody had guns but the bad guys." "You can say what you want, but if they had guns -- if our people had guns, if they were allowed to carry -- it would have been a much, much different situation," Trump said,...
  • Trump: Paris Attacks ‘Much Different’ If France Had More Guns

    11/14/2015 3:32:56 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies
    variety.com ^ | Ted Johnson
    Donald Trump, speaking at a rally on Saturday in Beaumont, Texas, suggested that fewer people would have been killed had more civilians been armed. "When you look at Paris, toughest gun laws in the world, nobody had guns but the bad guys," he said. "Nobody had guns. And they were just shooting them one by one, and then they broke in and had a big shootout and ultimately killed the terrorists. And I will tell you what--you can say what you want, if they had guns, if our people had guns, if they were allowed to carry, it would have...
  • Trumps Fake 2000 Campaign: Gun Bans, Single-Payer Health Care, And Taxes

    06/17/2015 2:44:37 AM PDT · by South40 · 30 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 16 JUN 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Donald Trump also wrote about his pro-choice instincts. Real-estate mogul and now Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump briefly flirted with the idea of running for president in 2000 as a member of the Reform Party. Trump, who launched his presidential campaign for the Republican nomination Tuesday, published an outline of his positions in a book titled, The America We Deserve.((snip)) On guns: The Republicans walk the NRA line and refuse even limited restrictions. I generally oppose gun control, but I support the ban on assault weapons and I also support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun.
  • 2004: Romney signs off on permanent assault weapons ban

    04/13/2012 4:44:10 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 36 replies
    TheRightScoop.com ^ | February 4th, 2012
    Andrew Kaczynski dug up this Romney press release today from the Web Archive, showing that he signed off on a permanent Assault Weapons ban in 2004: In a move that will help keep the streets and neighborhoods of Massachusetts safe, Governor Mitt Romney today signed into law a permanent assault weapons ban that forever makes it harder for criminals to get their hands on these dangerous guns. Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts, Romney said, at a bill signing ceremony with legislators, sportsmens groups and gun safety advocates. These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They...
  • “Shame On You”: Newt Gingrich Called Out On French TV For Paris Tweet

    11/14/2015 12:01:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 11/15/2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was called out on French television for a tweet he sent about the deadly terrorist attack in Paris on Friday. The former speaker and presidential candidate had speculated in a tweet that citizens with concealed carry permits for guns would have stopped the deadly shooting at a Paris concert hall. Gingrich's tweet prompted France 24's Mark Owen to say he found capitalizing on crises to advance a political agenda to be shameful. "Newt Gingrich, shame on you," Owen said. "So he's using this atrocity to make his point that people should be able...
  • Want a gun? Take a bullet: Take this, gutless NRA cowards

    10/17/2015 1:23:22 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 67 replies
    Salon ^ | 10/16/2015 | D. Watkins
    Gun control doesn't go far enough. If you want license to carry a weapon, you should know the pain of getting hit As a teen I watched Chris Rock brilliantly address Americas gun problem during his Bigger and Blacker stand up. We dont need gun control, Rock pleaded to a packed house, We need bullet controlif bullets were $5000, people would think before they shot some one! You gotta really piss someone off for them to dump $50,000 worth of bullets in to you! And just like the crowd, my brother, some friends and I erupted in laughter. Rock was...
  • CNN Using French Attacks to Push gun control/refugee cause (vanity)

    11/13/2015 4:51:51 PM PST · by God luvs America · 63 replies
    Have heard this three times in the past half hour. Female host asks, "how did these guys get assault weapons in France? France is not the United States where assault weapons are easy to come by". Later expert said "this is the fear of American officials- hitting soft targets in this country when guns are so easy to come by." Moments ago said "police in this country are not prepared to blunt an attack such as this considering how easy guns are to obtain." Second expert claims "refugee's fleeing this same violence- just a few cases of refugee's causing problems".
  • Hillary Clinton to Receive Gun Control Award

    11/13/2015 11:58:31 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 13, 2015 | Loren Gutentag
    The Brady Center to Prevent Gun violence is set to present Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton with the inaugural Governor Mario M. Cuomo Leadership award at the Bear Awards on Nov. 19, The Washington Free Beacon reports. The awards, named after Jim "Bear" Brady, President Reagan's secretary who was shot during an assassination attempt, will be held at Cipriani on Broadway in New York City with tickets to the event priced at $1,000 each.
  • Murdered for their guns, Venezuela's police are now victims of crime

    11/13/2015 9:25:55 AM PST · by Torcert · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4 November 2015 | Alicia Hernández in Caracas
    A gang culture of impunity and stricter gun control has led to off-duty police officers being killed for their weapons, motorbikes and even mobile phones.Not even the police are safe in Venezuela. In a country which saw 24,000 murders recorded in 2013 and whose capital city Caracas was runner-up for murder capital of the world, 252 security officers have been killed in the country from January until October this year, in most cases simply because they were carrying something valuable -a gun. [..]When President Maduro launched a disarmament plan in 2014, and security forces were also ordered to destroy weapons...
  • NY Times: How Gun Traffickers Get Around State Gun Laws

    11/13/2015 3:16:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 13, 2015 | Gregor Aisch and Josh Keller
    In California, some gun smugglers use FedEx. In Chicago, smugglers drive just across the state line into Indiana, buy a gun and drive back. In Orlando, Fla., smugglers have been known to fill a $500 car with guns and send it on a ship to crime rings in Puerto Rico. In response to mass shootings in the last few years, more than 20 states, including some of the nation's biggest, have passed new laws restricting how people can buy and carry guns. Yet the effect of those laws has been significantly diluted by a thriving underground market for firearms brought...
  • Blumenthal Calls On Cruz To Disavow PAC Ad

    11/10/2015 11:21:28 AM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 10, 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” while discussing a new pro-Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) super PAC ad featuring an anti-gun control message that references Presidents Barack Obama’s gun control push after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) called on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to disavow the ad.
  • Maryland Ends Ballistic Fingerprinting Database After 15 Years, $5 Million, No Crimes Solved

    11/08/2015 6:05:21 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Nov 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    With a bill, retroactive to show an ending date of October 1, the state of Maryland is ending its program to take ballistic fingerprints of firearms through shell casings after 15 years, $5 million spent, and no crimes solved. When passed by Maryland lawmakers and signed into law by Governor Parris N. Glendening (D) in 2000, ballistic fingerprinting was sold to Maryland residents as a way for police to literally use discarded crime scene shell casings to find the gun that had fired them and, thereby, the person who possessed the gun at the time of crime. To accomplish this,...
  • Dem Gun Ban Would Require Confiscation, Ban Most Pistols

    11/07/2015 10:08:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | November 6, 2015 | Brian Sikma
    A Democratic-proposed gun ban would prohibit some of the most highly-rated hunting rifles and shotguns, ban most pistols, and require Wisconsin residents who owned so-called “semiautomatic assault weapons” to turn their guns in to the government. State Rep. Lisa Subeck and three other Democratic state lawmakers are proposing a sweeping ban on rifles, shotguns and pistols they deem dangerous because they are “designed to kill large numbers of people quickly.” Legislative attorneys – known as Legislative Counsel – confirmed to state Rep. Dave Craig (R) that the loosely written ban does not contain a grandfather clause, meaning owners of prohibited...
  • Open Carry did not delay Police Response in Colorado Shooting (ref coward at salon.com)

    11/06/2015 10:31:53 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 11/6/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The disarmists are claiming that the police did not respond to the shooter in Colorado Springs because the State has open carry rights, as do 45 states of the United States. From R Bruce Magee, a commenter on kpbs.org: This past weekend. a man was seen wandering a Colorado Springs neighborhood brandishing a heavy weapon. Recognizing the man as a neighbor, a woman called 911. The dispatcher told her the police couldn't do anything about the man due to the state's Open Carry Law. Within a few minutes of that phone call, the man had shot and killed three innocent...
  • Dr. Ben Carson Attempts to Clarify His Second Amendment Stance at NRA Annual Meetings

    04/11/2015 8:17:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/10/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Nashville - Speaking from the 144th annual NRA Annual Meetings Friday afternoon, potential GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson attempted to clarify his stance on the Second Amendment. "For the record let me make it extremely clear that I am extremely pro-Second Amendment and that I would never allow anyone to tamper with that right," Carson said. "We will never let the right to keep and bear arms be removed from those [generations] who follow us in this great nation," he continued.
  • 46,471: Drug Overdoses Killed More Americans Than Car Crashes or Guns

    11/06/2015 11:29:39 AM PST · by familyop · 34 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 5, 2015 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "Drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury death in the United States, ahead of motor vehicle deaths and firearms (deaths)," the Drug Enforcement Agency announced on Wednesday. In 2013, the most recent year for which data is available, 46,471 people in the United States died from drug overdoses, and more than half of those deaths were caused by prescription painkillers and heroin. That compares with the 35,369 who died in motor vehicle crashes and 33,636 who died from firearms, as tallied by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Sadly this report confirms what we’ve...
  • Gun nuts don’t care that you’re afraid: How Second Amendment fetishists created a (T)

    11/06/2015 10:06:32 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies
    salon.com ^ | 11/6/2015 | Gary Legum
    After a gunman takes advantage of open carry and then goes on a killing spree, it's time to face tough truths
  • The Huffington Post Embarrasses Itself (video)

    11/05/2015 9:37:03 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11/4/15 | Colion Nior
    Colion Noir calls out The Huffington Post for their recent factually inaccurate, deliberately inflammatory anti-NRA hit piece. The article, which can be read here (https://archive.is/CuYIO) , claims Wayne LaPierre's video "How To Stop Violent Crime" inaccurately identifies De'Eris Brown, a thug who murdered a 9-year-old girl, and uses this to promote an "NRA is racist" narrative. Not only was this claim patently false, but it exposed writer Mike Weisser's own bigotry and bias in the process.
  • Bill Ayers: ‘Beautiful’ Idea to Indict NRA in People’s Tribunal (barf alert???)

    11/05/2015 5:12:31 AM PST · by rellimpank · 51 replies
    BigGovernment (Breitbart) ^ | 4 nov 2015 | Lee Stranahan
    Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, and James Kilgore—three communist revolutionaries who were part of domestic terror groups and who all spent years on the run from the law—approved as a man called for “citizen’s tribunals” against the National Rifle Association to be held at the United Nations.
  • Oregon County Passes Measure Directing Sheriff To Block State And Federal Gun Laws

    11/05/2015 5:08:08 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 39 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 11/03/2015 | Jennifer Bendery
    P.S. This is illegal. WASHINGTON -- The residents of Coos County, Oregon, passed a ballot initiative Tuesday night that requires their sheriff to block the enforcement of state and federal gun laws that he thinks seem unconstitutional. The 2nd Amendment Preservation Ordinance passed with 61 percent of the vote. The measure directs the sheriff to decide whether certain state and federal gun laws violate the Second Amendment. If he thinks they do, the county is then banned from using any resources to enforce those laws. Any county employee who violates the ordinance will be fined $2,000. It is questionable how...
  • Record Gun Sales Surge Continue As Democrats Push Confiscation

    11/05/2015 8:22:11 AM PST · by Torcert · 31 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | November 5, 2015 | Bob Owens
    The radicals on the left wing of the Democrat Party continue to be the best friend of firearms manufacturers, importers and dealers, and their stated desire for gun confiscation has driven sales through the roof yet again. The Federal Bureau of Investigation processed a record number of background checks in the month of October, indicating that gun sales were at an all time high for the sixth month in a row. [..] Gun rights activists have pointed to Democrats' calls for new gun control measures as one reason why gun sales have increased. Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton has said that...
  • Liberals Are Losing the Culture Wars

    11/04/2015 9:55:48 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 70 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 4, 2015 | By Molly Ball
    In Tuesday’s elections, voters rejected recreational marijuana, transgender rights, and illegal-immigrant sanctuaries; they reacted equivocally to gun-control arguments; and they handed a surprise victory to a Republican gubernatorial candidate who emphasized his opposition to gay marriage. Democrats have become increasingly assertive in taking liberal social positions in recent years, believing that they enjoy majority support and even seeking to turn abortion and gay rights into electoral wedges against Republicans. But Tuesday’s results—and the broader trend of recent elections that have been generally disastrous for Democrats not named Barack Obama—call that view into question. Indeed, they suggest that the left has...
  • Hillary Clinton accused of race smear against Bernie Sanders - gun violence a 'black problem'

    11/05/2015 2:53:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/04/15 | Nikki Schwab
    Hillary Clinton accused of race smear against Bernie Sanders by hinting he is calling gun violence a 'black problem' Hillary Clinton seems to have a new critique of Bernie Sanders' gun stance. While not naming her Democratic rival directly, Clinton said before the Charleston, South Carolina, branch of the NAACP Friday that talking about 'urban' gun violence, as Sanders did at the first debate, was simply code for 'black.' 'There are some who say that it is an urban problem,' Clinton stated. 'Sometimes what they mean by that is: It's a black problem. But it's not. It's not black. It's...
  • Journalist explains the intent of the 2nd Amendment (short - must watch)

    11/04/2015 5:47:00 PM PST · by ripnbang · 7 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | November 4, 2015 | Patriot Post
    We could use a few more journalists like Ben Swann. “The Second Amendment is not about hunting, or even just about defense of your own home. It was written by men who ultimately believed that governments and armies would turn on their own people. The Second Amendment was written to guarantee that would never happen.” Video here http://patriotpost.us/posts/38682
  • Gun Sales Set Record for Sixth Month in a Row

    11/04/2015 3:06:54 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 35 replies
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation processed a record number of background checks in the month of October, indicating that gun sales were at an all time high for the sixth month in a row. The FBI’s National Instant Background Check System processed 1,976,759 firearms related checks in October. That is a 373,290 increase in checks over last year and a new record for the month. It also makes October the sixth consecutive month to see a record number of checks.