Keyword: 2a

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Mark Kelly kinda blaming Sarah Palin for Gabby being shot…

    10/01/2014 11:44:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    gunmartblog.com ^ | 10/1/2014 | Eric
    KELLY: Yeah, I think that some people are. But what we often see within families, and especially families that have folks that are mentally ill, when there are guns involved, that it’s a pretty common sense thing to do, to try to at least temporarily, before you can get a person adjudicated, as mentally ill to just try to get, you know to try to protect the family and others from gun violence. I know the bill was just signed into law today but it does seem like it was a pretty reasonable thing to do.
  • Dem Senators Join Moms Demand Action's Push for Gun Ban in Kroger

    10/01/2014 9:34:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/30/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) have added their voices to Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America's campaign for Kroger to ban the open carry of firearms in its stores. On August 18 Breitbart News reported that Moms Demand launched a campaign aimed at pressuring Kroger into changing its gun policy. Current Kroger policy abides by local and state regulations.
  • Senator Mary Landrieu Claims Pro-Gun Stance Despite Voting Record

    10/01/2014 9:28:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/1/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) voted for Senator Joe Manchin's (D-WV) failed gun control bill in April 2013 and is endorsed by gun control proponent Michael Bloomberg, but she is claiming pro-gun status in her bid for a fourth term in the Senate. According to the Shreveport Times, Landrieu's campaign is trying to put distance between the Senator and her gun control vote by pointing to other votes she "cast favoring gun ownership."
  • Second Amendment Vs. Islamic State In Oklahoma

    09/30/2014 8:30:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    investors.com ^ | 9/29/2014 | Editorial
    The Islamic State has issued a global call to lone wolves. One could be standing behind you on the bus, walking next you at the mall or sitting in the next cubicle. In the age of the Islamic State and solo terrorism, gun-free zones are simply an invitation for a terrorist attack. In Moore, Okla., the life-saving value of the Second Amendment was proved once again. It may be our secret weapon in the ongoing war against terrorism.
  • How the Right Could Lose Its Way on Guns

    09/30/2014 7:45:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 74 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 9/29/2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    In Oklahoma City last week, a business owner and reserve deputy sheriff named Mark Vaughan shot and injured a man who had beheaded one of his employees and, by all accounts, was in the process of attempting to decapitate another. In doing so, a spokesman for the police told reporters, Vaughan had likely saved the lives of “untold others” and he deserved to be treated as a “hero.” Almost universally, local law enforcement concurred. “The incident was not going to stop if he didn’t stop it,” Sergeant Jeremy Lewis explained to the Associated Press. “It could,” he suggested darkly, “have...
  • The Well Armed Woman to host National Shooting Chapter Leader Conference

    09/30/2014 7:16:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    womensoutdoornews.com ^ | 9/28/2014 | Women's Outdoor News
    The country’s largest women’s shooting organization will hold its National Chapter Leader Conference Oct. 3-5, 2014 in St. Louis MO. With the number of women who own firearms for personal protection skyrocketing, there are now over 200 of The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters in 44 states, all formed in less than two years. Chapter leaders from coast to coast will travel to St. Louis for three days of seminars, training and for the chance to meet and network with their sister chapter leaders.
  • Gabby Giffords: Being Victim of Gun Violence Means 'Opportunity'

    09/30/2014 6:28:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/29/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 23, Breitbart News reported that numerous red state Democrats running for reelection this fall have asked Giffords and Kelly to stay away from their races. Among those making that request are Senators Mark Udall (D-CO), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), and Kay Hagan (D-NC), all three of whom voted for the failed Senate gun control bill in April 2013.
  • The Journalists’ Guide to Guns (How Not to Look Like an Idiot When Writing About Firearms)

    09/29/2014 10:28:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    thefirearmblog.com ^ | 9/29/2014 | Steve Johnson
    Journalists. Bless their hearts. As a rule of thumb, any time we read a news story about a subject or incident we already know a lot about, it turns out that about 25% of what’s reported is simply wrong. This is why knowledgeable gun owners distrust many news stories involving guns: because too many “journalists” display an ignorance of firearms that would be laughable if it weren’t so appalling. If they can’t get their facts straight about gun technology and shooting, then we don’t trust them on much else. For over 24 years as a patent attorney, I’ve taken pride...
  • Death By A Thousand Cuts: The Incremental Approach To Gun Control In France

    09/29/2014 9:31:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    captainsjournal.com ^ | 9/28/2014 | Herschel Smith
    The Bang Switch has a must read on gun control in France, lengthy, but well worth reading. Some of it is highly detailed in the legalities of firearms ownership in France. There are many salient points for gun control in America, but this quote encapsulates the spirit of the article.
  • Louisiana restaurant offers heat-packing incentive: Way to weed out gun-grabbers!

    09/29/2014 9:08:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | 9/28/2014 | Tom Tillison
    While a number of businesses are welcoming customers carrying firearms, a Louisiana restaurant has taken it a step further – offering an incentive to gun-toting diners. Bergeron’s Restaurant, located in Port Allen, is offering a 10 percent discount to any patron packing heat, according to local affiliate NBC33.
  • USA Today fluff piece: “Giffords is the heir to Jim Brady as the face of gun safety,”

    09/29/2014 8:54:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    thegunfeed.com ^ | 9/29/2014 | Unknown
    USA Today fluff piece: “Giffords is the heir to Jim Brady as the face of gun safety,”
  • Fed. Court Ruling Opens Door To Gun Rights Restoration For Certain Misdemeanors

    09/28/2014 9:37:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 9/27/2014 | Second Amendment Foundation
    The Second Amendment Foundation has quietly won a significant federal court victory in a Pennsylvania case in which the judge has ruled that a man convicted of a serious misdemeanor crime several years ago, but who has demonstrated that he “would present no more threat to the community” than an average law-abiding citizen, may not lose his Second Amendment rights under a federal gun control statute known as 922(g)(1).
  • Alleged Pedophile’s Sister Says “It Was Awesome” That 11 Year-Old Shot Her Murderous Brother

    09/26/2014 11:13:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 9/25/2014 | Bob Owens
    An alleged pedophile’s sister says that “it was awesome” when an 11-year-old girl shot her brother. The criminal violated a protective order against him, and attacked the girl’s mother with a knife. Unfortunately for Moms Demand Action and other gun control cultists that like to have dead victims to exploit, the woman in this instance had a gun in her home, and a child that knew how to use it.
  • Should there be a limit to the amount of ammunition you can own?

    09/26/2014 10:34:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 118 replies
    nj1015.com ^ | 8/18/2014 | Jim Gearhart
    The 2nd Amendment gives us the right to bear arms, but it does not limit the amount of ammunition a person can own.
  • Bloomberg can’t find enough anti-gun candidates to support

    09/26/2014 8:01:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 9/25/2014 | David Sherfinski
    Former New York Mayor MichaelR. Bloomberg’s gun control group announced a round of candidate endorsements this week, but his plan to pour $50 million into gun control efforts appears to be struggling to find campaigns to back in nationally watched races.
  • [Video] 11 Year Old Girl Shoots Man Who Attacked and Stabbed Her Mother, Saves Her Life

    09/25/2014 8:59:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    gunssavelives.net ^ | 9/25/2014 | Dan Cannon
    Heroes come in all sizes and all ages, as illustrated by this story. An 11 year old girl in Oklahoma has certainly earned that title after her brave actions to defend her mother yesterday. After a violent ex-boyfriend came to Brandy Moreno’s home (who she had a protective order against), he attacked and stabbed her. Fortunately, her 11 year old daughter knew just what to do. According to The Oklahoman,
  • Gabby Giffords Gets Meaningless

    09/25/2014 8:16:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 9/25/2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Vitriolic attacks will degrade her appeal, not help her cause.
  • Bill Clinton: U.S. has bought NRA's theory

    09/25/2014 8:03:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies
    wapt.com ^ | 9/25/2014 | Dan Merica
    "I think we have enhanced the risks by changing the environment, basically, because it seems we bought the NRA's theory that we would all be safer if everybody in this audience had a gun that was a concealed weapon," Clinton said. "Then if one of them felt threatened by another, they could stand up right here and stand their ground. And we could watch the whole saga unfold. That is what happens."
  • Trailer full of guns, ammo stolen from Indy business

    09/23/2014 12:05:05 PM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    wishtv.com ^ | 9/22/2014 | Staff Reports
    Detectives in Indianapolis are investigating after a trailer loaded with guns and ammunition was stolen from a west side business. Shortly before 8:30 a.m. Saturday, an IMPD officer was dispatched to Profire Firearms, located at 7341 Rockville Road. The business owner told the officer that sometime between 8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday someone stole a white 2014 Stealth Titan box trailer from behind the store.
  • Gun People and the Jagged Marble

    09/23/2014 11:56:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 9/23/2014 | Robert Farago
    By Rhonda Little. [Republished with permission from rodalena.com] I like marbles. I don’t really like guns. No. Hang on: that’s wrong. That second sentence is not actually true. I do like some guns: there are many that are simply beautiful, much like the oddly mesmerizing beauty in the colorful smooth glass toys of children. Allow me to edit my intro with this more accurate statement: I don’t feel comfortable around guns. In fact, guns make me decidedly uncomfortable. They are tools of death, tools of pain. A guns is not a tool of creation, it is a tool of destruction....
  • Gun Control Activist Who Swore He Forgot He Was Packing Heat At School Gets JOKE Sentence

    09/23/2014 9:56:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/23/2014 | Eric Owens
    Back in February, a Buffalo, N.Y. community activist who pushed for a highly restrictive 2013 gun control law was arrested for — wait for it — carrying a gun illegally at a public elementary school. The wheels of criminal justice have now slowly, slowly churned to completion. And wouldn’t you know it? The judge in the case has now found it in his heart to give the heat-packing activist, Dwayne Ferguson, a generously light sentence.
  • NBC Nightly News Spins ‘Thought-Provoking’ Piece on Teachers With Guns as Big Risk

    09/23/2014 9:33:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 9/22/2014 | Curtis Houck
    On Monday night’s NBC Nightly News, the program took a look at how Utah is now allowing teachers to obtain concealed carry permits to have firearms in their schools after training and continually passing background checks. As the media has done countless times (examples here, here, and here), they found a way to turn it into coming across as a bad thing and advance the gun control agenda.
  • 2 dead, 13 wounded in city shootings: 'Please don't let me die'

    09/22/2014 5:53:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | 9/21/2014 | Peter Nickeas, Dana Ferguson, Liam Ford,
    Two teens were shot to death and at least 13 other people, including a 12-year-old boy, were wounded in shootings between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. The most recent shooting was a homicide that happened about 4:10 a.m. Saturday in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, and the boy killed was the seventh person shot in that area in the West Garfield Park and Lawndale neighborhoods on the West Side.
  • How the NRA Degrades and Objectifies Women

    09/21/2014 8:48:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    motherjones.com ^ | 9/18/2014 | Mark Follman
    Recently the National Rifle Association has aimed to boost its appeal among women. Last year it launched its "new and improved" NRA Women's TV Network, and it has hired several accomplished female gun enthusiasts as official NRA News commentators. Women were a focus at its annual meeting in April, and next month the NRA will host a Women's Leadership Forum Executive Summit, which promises to "celebrate the role of women as powerful leaders." But for women who oppose the NRA, it's a different story.
  • With ISIS arrests, Australians wishing they had guns

    09/21/2014 8:39:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 72 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Nick Adams
    Never before have I felt so naked. Now more than ever, I wish I was armed. And I’m not alone. Any and all home-grown Islamic terrorism should be able, if need be, to be met by a well-armed civilian militia. The United Kingdom has had two beheadings of members of the public in the last two years, with neither police nor civilians able to prevent it. It has prohibitive gun laws. With news of the ISIS plot to randomly abduct members of the Australian public and behead them, Australian sentiment on guns is dramatically shifting. It appears Australians are finally...
  • Vile ad bounces off McSally, sticks to Gabby Giffords

    09/21/2014 8:21:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    gunfeed.com ^ | 9/21/2014 | Unknown
    Vile ad bounces off McSally, sticks to Gabby Giffords
  • VOTE NO I-594! Or 30CalGal Will Become A Felon.

    09/20/2014 8:21:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    30calgal.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | 30calgal
    You want to take your over 18 year old child hunting or shooting. Hand him (“Transfer”) a gun to use and you are both felons. You want to take your best buddy to go shooting and teach safe gun handling. Hand him (“Transfer”) your gun and you both are felons. You are in your home and want to show off your new firearm to a friend. Hand him (“Transfer”) your firearm and you are both felons. In all of these cases both parties would need to go to a dealer and get a background check and pay a tax just...
  • Moms Demand Action Asked to Leave Kroger Property in Lansing, Michigan

    09/19/2014 9:26:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    gunssavelives.net ^ | 9/18/2014 | Dan Cannon
    Moms Demand Action has suffered another setback in their effort to get more corporations to ban guns. Members of the group were asked to leave a Lansing, Michigan parking lot. According to local media reports, Kroger’s stance won’t stop Moms Demand Action’s ongoing protests at Kroger stores, however, said Linda Brundage, who heads the group’s mid-Michigan chapter. Brundage led a group of about 12 women at this morning’s protest.
  • Prosecutors From Across the Country Form “Anti Gun Violence Coalition”

    09/19/2014 9:07:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    gunssavelives.net ^ | 9/19/2014 | Dan Cannon
    Prosecutors across the nation have formed a coalition which they say is meant to reduce “gun violence”. The prosecutors from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Seattle, Miami, Houston and Milwaukee will join together to cut down on gang violence using guns, domestic violence involving firearms and the mentally ill accessing firearms. According to a press release put out by the group today,
  • Australia, ISIS And The Role Of Guns

    09/19/2014 9:01:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    captainsjournal.com ^ | 9/18/2014 | Herschel Smith
    Most readers probably pondered how ISIS was able to infiltrate a country and the awful acts they were prepared to perpetrate. I didn’t. My thoughts ran immediately to the fact that at least one of the individuals had a “prohibited” weapon and ammunition. As with all gun control, law abiding citizens are unarmed and unprotected, while the criminals have their weapons. Australia has some of the most restrictive gun control laws on earth. We’ve discussed this before. An Australian farmer lost his fight to obtain a handgun to shoot feral hogs because he couldn’t satisfy the woman heading the “administrative...
  • Anti-Gun Nuts Humiliate Themselves At Salon

    09/18/2014 9:12:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    captainsjournal.com ^ | 9/16/2014 | Herschel Smith
    Someone named Amanda Gailey drones on and on and on about all sorts of unrelated anti-gun propaganda at Salon (does anyone really still read Salon?), and I became rather bored rather quickly with the profuse gushing. But something wonderful happened in the comments. This is the summary.
  • Carrying One in the Chamber

    09/17/2014 12:03:23 PM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies
    invictustacticalreview.com ^ | 9/17/2014 | unknown
    Today as I was chatting with a new concealed carry permit holder, he asked if I carried one in the chamber. I said that I did, and explained a bit about why I do. First off, I carry a gun because I don’t know what might happen. I’ll probably never need it, but someday I might, and it’s no burden to carry just in case.
  • Pro-gun doctor debunks American Psychological Association's anti-gun report

    09/17/2014 11:58:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    thegunwriter.blogs.heraldtribune.com ^ | 9/17/2014 | Lee Williams
    Lee's Note: Robert B. Young, MD, is a member of Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership -- a project of the Second Amendment Foundation. His take on the American Psychological Association's latest anti-gun report is insightful and should be mandatory reading. I debunks many anti-gun myths and talking points.
  • Brady Center To Sue Websites That Sold Ammo To Aurora Theater Shooter

    09/16/2014 7:33:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/16/2014 | Greg Campbell
    The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence will sue the online gun dealers who sold weapons to Aurora Theater shooter James Holmes, according to a a local news report. “The lawsuit alleges that the websites negligently supplied Holmes with the arsenal he used to kill 12 people and wound at least 58 others by failing to use any screening mechanism to determine his identity or intent for the products,” the Brady Center said in a press release.
  • Texas state trooper asked to leave Waffle House because he had a gun (VIDEO)

    09/16/2014 5:55:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    guns.com ^ | 9/16/2014 | Jennifer Cruz
    A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper said he was asked to leave a Grapevine Waffle House last week because he was carrying a gun, but the restaurant said it was all just a big misunderstanding. When Jeff Evans walked into the Waffle House Tuesday morning, he was not dressed in a full uniform but rather a field uniform consisting of a polo shirt and tan pants. Evans also had his duty weapon on his hip and his badge on his belt, but according to a report by a local CBS affiliate, the restaurant’s manager only saw the gun, not...
  • Billionaire gun control backer drops $2.5 million on Nazi tank

    09/16/2014 5:45:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    guns.com ^ | 9/15/2014 | Chris Eger
    Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder who recently chipped in $500,000 to back a gun control proposal in Washington state, is now catching flak for buying a World War II Nazi tank. The tank in question, a Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. H, commonly referred to as a Panzer IV, was allegedly sold in July for $2.5 million to a foundation tied to Allen. However, attention over the deal, which is now tied up in a lawsuit over non-delivery, has now earned Allen the scorn of gun rights groups when compared to the tech pioneer’s half-million dollar donation to help push gun control...
  • Assault Weapons Revisited

    09/14/2014 9:21:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    americanprogress.org ^ | 9/12/2014 | Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons
    Twenty years after the successful passage of the federal assault weapons ban and 10 years after its expiration, the push for a federal ban on these guns seems stuck in neutral. But much more can be done to strengthen regulation of particularly dangerous guns and to ensure that laws regulating handguns and long guns make sense in today’s context.
  • Gabby Giffords: Gun Control for Women's Sake Now

    09/14/2014 8:17:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 75 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/13/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On September 12, TIME magazine ran a column by gun control proponent Gabby Giffords, in which she argued that gun control must be expanded for women's sake. Giffords' starts the column by revisiting the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) under Bill Clinton. She says that law has been good--"annual rates of domestic violence have dropped by more than half" since its passage--but she does not think it goes far enough. She wants a more stringent VAWA, one that expands gun control beyond marriage and into dating relationships. This would include new gun control laws for boyfriends, "partners,"...
  • The Assault Weapon Myth

    09/13/2014 11:43:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 9/12/2014 | LOIS BECKETT
    OVER the past two decades, the majority of Americans in a country deeply divided over gun control have coalesced behind a single proposition: The sale of assault weapons should be banned. That idea was one of the pillars of the Obama administration’s plan to curb gun violence, and it remains popular with the public. In a poll last December, 59 percent of likely voters said they favor a ban. But in the 10 years since the previous ban lapsed, even gun control advocates acknowledge a larger truth: The law that barred the sale of assault weapons from 1994 to 2004...
  • Panera + 13 other brands that have a 'No guns' policy

    09/13/2014 9:58:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies
    hlntv.com ^ | 9/11/2014 | Amanda Sloane
    Panera has just added itself to the growing list of companies who are asking customers to keep their weapons at home. The soup, sandwich and salad chain released the following statement this week: "We ask that guns not be brought into this environment unless carried by an authorized law enforcement officer. Panera respects the rights of gun owners, but asks our customers to help preserve the environment we are working to create for our guests and associates." Here are just a handful of other companies to ask the same:
  • PANTS ARE ON FIRE: Moms Demand Action making fudge with “facts

    09/13/2014 9:48:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    gunssavelife.com ^ | 9/12/2014 | unknown
    Miguel at Gun Free Zone has a great post about how Moms Demand Action are busy making fudge. Fudge as in fudging the truth into some bastardized “facts” to promote their flawed message. What flavor of fudge are the Mommies making up in the kitchen? They’re trying to claim that most every mass shooting incident has not occurred in a gun-free zone. How are they coming up with that? They aren’t relying on the FBI’s definition of a mass shooting, but instead counting crime scenes in private homes.
  • After 30 Years Of Lies, NY Times Admits “Assault Weapons Are A Myth”

    09/13/2014 9:27:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 79 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 9/13/2014 | Bob Owens
    In a stunning op-ed released Friday, the NY Times finally admitted that “assault weapons” are a made-up political term fabricated by anti-gun Democrats. Op-ed writer Lois Beckett also admitted that once the term was manufactured and used to outlaw a class of weapons that dishonest anti-gun Democrats had used to con an entire nation, nothing happened.
  • The Army’s New Handgun: A Weapon for Criminals?

    09/13/2014 7:59:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 67 replies
    thefiscaltimes.com ^ | 7/29/2014 | Maureen Mackey
    There’s a new semi-automatic handgun on the horizon for the Army that U.S. consumers may have access to almost immediately. When that happens, America’s emergency rooms better be prepared for the carnage that’s likely to follow. Today, during a so-called “industry day,” the U.S. Army is briefing arms manufacturers on its requirements for a new handgun, The Atlantic reported yesterday. “Several gun makers will compete for the lucrative contract.”
  • One-Percenters' Gun Control Would Mean 'Handgun Registration' for Washington State

    09/12/2014 6:11:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/11/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Initiative-594, the universal background check initiative being bankrolled by millionaires and billionaires in Washington state, will lead to "universal handgun registration" if passed. Page 2 of the 18-page initiative opens the door to such registration by "extending the requirement for a background check to apply to all gun sales and transfers within the state." This means record keeping, and record keeping means the formation of a database to compile the location of all known guns and the names of all known gun owners.
  • D.C. Gun control funding restored to Congressional spending bill

    09/11/2014 7:47:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    guns.com ^ | 9/11/2014 | Chris Eger
    The U.S. House this week removed a provision approved earlier this year that would have blocked funding for Washington, D.C.’s strict gun laws.
  • Missouri Senate Votes to Override Gov. Nixon's Veto of Armed Teachers Bill

    09/11/2014 6:53:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/11/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On September 10, the Missouri Senate voted to override Governor Jay Nixon's (D) veto of SB 656--the legislation to allow schools to train teachers to become "School Protection Officers" and carry guns with which to protect children on campus. SB 656 also allows people who possess a concealed carry permit (CCW) to openly carry firearms, and it lowers the legal age for a CCW from 21 to 19. The override passed by a margin of 23 to 8. A house vote is set for September 11, where the veto is expected to be overturned.
  • Armed Citizen Stops Attempted Burglary Outside Kroger in Moms Demand Action's Backyard

    09/09/2014 7:52:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/8/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On September 8 an armed citizen shot and killed a man he claimed was trying to rob him outside an Indianapolis Kroger store. The allegedly robbery took place at the corner of West Michigan Street and North Holmes Avenue "just before 6:20 a.m." According to FOX 59, the suspect was armed and "was found next to an ATM" when police arrived. Indianapolis Metropolitan police West District Headquarters are located across the street, and officers ran toward the shooting when they heard sound of gunfire outside the headquarters.
  • Seven Months Later, Orange County Concealed Carry Permits Have Doubled

    09/08/2014 6:53:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/7/2014 | Matt Vespa
    Last February, the Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over most of the Western United States, ruled that California’s concealed carry law was unconstitutional. The provision in the law stating that one must give “good cause” for a concealed carry permit was deemed too burdensome–and they’re right! After the ruling, Orange County saw a spike in concealed carry permits. It got to the point where the county had to spend an additional $1.6 million–and hire 14 part-time staffers–to process all the applications.
  • I-594 campaign for universal background checks releases its first TV ad

    09/06/2014 9:32:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    inlander.com ^ | 9/5/2014 | Deanna Pan
    The Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility launched its TV advertising campaign yesterday to promote Initiative 594, a statewide ballot measure to broaden background checks on all gun purchases. The ad, titled "Prevent," features former Bellingham Chief of Police Don Pierce. Citing FBI data, in the ad, Pierce credits current background check laws with stopping more than 40,000 people — "felons, domestic abusers, you name it" — from purchasing guns in Washington state.
  • Mandatory 'smartgun' 'would make every gun illegal'

    09/06/2014 5:25:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/6/2014 | Greg Corombos
    “We’re starting to see electronics embedded into guns. The smart gun controversy is out there, where a gun can actually recognize a user and then not work for someone who’s not authorized through that gun to use it,” Miniter said. “The anti-gun movement wants to make that mandatory. By making it mandatory, it would make every gun available now illegal.”