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  • The Phony ‘Public-Health Crisis’ of Gun Violence

    01/18/2017 9:46:00 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 1/16/2017 | Vik Khanna
    Two major medical journals have decided to renew the academic medical establishment’s assault on gun owners. The first shot across the bow appeared in the November 8 Journal of the American Medical Association, where esteemed Stanford University health economist Victor Fuchs published a paper on the problem of life expectancy in the black community. Near the end of his lamentation, Fuchs asserts that increasing life expectancy in the black community “depends more on public health measures such as gun control than on medical care.” The second shot came with the release of the January issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, which...
  • Blue Force Quote of the Day: NY AG Schneiderman on National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill

    01/10/2017 11:27:04 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 1/8/2017 | Robert Farago
    “The lowest-common-denominator approach proposed by this bill would undermine the core principles of federalism, the traditional police powers of state governments, and the safety of law enforcement officers across the country. It’s absolutely unacceptable for the federal government to dictate that someone can carry a concealed, loaded gun within a state’s border, in violation of that state’s laws.” – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in New Bill Would Force States to Allow Visiting Gun Owners to Pack Heat Without a Permit
  • The CDC’s latest report on firearms might not make many gun control activists happy

    01/10/2017 11:18:34 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    rare.us ^ | 1/6/2017 | Frank Luna
    Gun rights advocates have long defended their right to bear arms out of a need for self-defense. And now they have a new report from the Centers for Disease Control that says they make a darn good point. The $10 million study commissioned by President Barack Obama as part of 23 executive orders he signed in January says “self-defense can be an important crime deterrent.”
  • Brady Campaign: You Can ‘Carry a Gun and Ammo’ in Checked Bag When You Fly

    01/08/2017 7:01:04 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/7/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    On January 7–the day after the heinous attack in the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood international gun-free zone–the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Tweeted that you can “carry a gun and ammo in a checked bag” when you fly.
  • How guns get on planes through checked bags

    01/07/2017 7:10:29 AM PST · by rktman · 50 replies
    veooz.com ^ | 1/7/2017 | unknown
    Authorities believe the suspect in Friday's deadly attack retrieved his a handgun from checked luggage before firing indiscriminately on the baggage claim area at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport. Transportation Security Administration rules allow travelers to pack unloaded firearms in checked luggage, so long as passengers declare their weapons to the airline while checking in, and they are packed in a locked, hard-sided container.
  • Gun Control Advocates Really Just Want To Ban Guns

    01/06/2017 3:00:13 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 6, 2017 | Dr. John R. Lott
    Gun control advocates keep claiming that they don't want to ban guns — they only want reasonable regulations. But their actions keep saying otherwise. Gun control advocates expressed "concern" after Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz bought each of his offensive linemen a very expensive personalized Beretta shotgun for Christmas this year. If they believe in gun ownership, why should it bother them that law-abiding adults have shotguns? Right before Christmas, President Obama finalized new rules requiring 4.2 million Social Security recipients who have trouble managing their finances to undergo background checks before buying guns. But just because someone can't...
  • Study: Stand Your Ground led to increase in homicide cases

    01/06/2017 4:23:20 AM PST · by rarestia · 73 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | Friday, January 06, 2017, 12:04 AM EST | Cheryn Stone
    New medical findings link Florida's Stand Your Ground law to a significant increase in gun deaths. JAMA Study: 24.4% increase in homicide associated with Stand Your Ground Study authors say findings should be used to make informed decisions A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association states implementing Stand Your Ground in Florida is associated with a 24.4 percent increase in homicide and a 31.6 percent increase in firearm-related homicide in the state. "So the implication of these findings is that almost immediately after Stand Your Ground was enacted, rates of homicide and firearm homicide have gone...
  • BREAKING: Campus-carry activist at Ohio State shot dead near campus

    01/05/2017 10:12:06 AM PST · by b4its2late · 35 replies
    The College Fix ^ | January 5, 2017 | Greg Piper - Associate Editor
    Tarak Andrew Underiner wanted Ohio college students to have the right to carry guns on campus so they could defend themselves in dangerous situations – say, leaving the library late at night and traveling home alone. Now he’s the first homicide of 2017 in Columbus. The Lantern reports that the Ohio State University campus-carry activist was “found dead from gunshot wounds” at a residence near campus when police responded to a shooting around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The police report says investigators don’t think the shooting was “random in nature.” Underiner, the treasurer of Buckeyes for Concealed Carry, testified in November...
  • Obama: Going to Newtown was the ‘toughest day of my presidency’

    01/05/2017 11:44:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01/05/2017 | Dylan Stableford
    As Barack Obama continues to reflect on his legacy in a series of exit interviews, the outgoing president says he still considers the day he met with the parents of the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 the toughest day of his presidency. “I still consider the day I traveled up to Newtown to meet with parents and address that community as the toughest day of my presidency,” Obama told the History Channel in an interview that will air on Jan. 15, five days before he leaves office. “It’s the only time I ever saw...
  • NRA Backs Newly Introduced National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill

    01/05/2017 6:46:42 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/5/2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday North Carolina Republican Richard Hudson introduced the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 for consideration in the House. If passed, the legislation would allow concealed carry holders in any state to travel across state lines without fear of criminal retribution. “Our Second Amendment right doesn’t disappear when we cross state lines, and this legislation guarantees that. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 is a common sense solution to a problem too many Americans face. It will provide law-abiding citizens the right to conceal carry and travel freely between states without worrying about conflicting state codes or onerous civil...
  • NY Lawmakers: Limit Ammo Purchases to 20 Rounds Every 90 Days

    01/04/2017 1:19:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Range 365 ^ | December 28, 2016 | David Maccar
    Legislators are trying to make the already draconian New York SAFE Act even more absurd. According to this story from thetruthaboutguns.com, lawmakers from Brooklyn announced two proposed amendments to the package of firearms laws would limit how much ammunition New York residents could buy at a time. The law would only allow gun owners to purchase twice a gun’s capacity every 90 days. Since the SAFE Act already limits magazine capacity to 10 rounds, a gun owner wouldn’t be able to buy more than one 20-round box of ammo every three months. Theoretically, a person who owns a six-shot revolver...
  • Ex-NJ cop facing Burger King bathroom sex assault charge wants out of jail

    01/04/2017 11:17:54 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 21 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 1/4/17 | Rob Jennings
    HAMPTON -- A former Newton police officer charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy in a Burger King bathroom last month is making a second try at getting out of jail... ...Miller was on probation at the time of his arrest. He resigned from the Newton force in 2015 as part of a plea agreement after allegations he exposed himself to male motorists during traffic stops. As part of Miller's guilty plea to tampering with records, charges of lewdness and official misconduct were dismissed.
  • Tucker Carlson vs Gun Control Activist On Chicago Violence 1/3/17

    01/03/2017 4:20:47 PM PST · by malvor · 27 replies
    Tucker Carlson vs Gun Control Activist On Chicago Violence 1/3/17. On January 3, 2017 edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight", Host Tucker Carlson takes on executive director for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Joshua Horwitz. Tucker Carlson grilled the activist on Chicago vilence and where the guns are coming in from
  • Minorities are joining the rush to buy guns in Minnesota

    12/31/2016 7:43:51 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 56 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 12/31/16 | Faiza Mahamud
    Abdul Yusuf and Jamal Abdulahi hadn’t seen the need before, but a few weeks after the November election the two men went to a gun store and started the paperwork for permits to carry. They are among the Muslims and members of other minority groups who are joining the ranks of Minnesotans who applied to become gun owners in 2016. For Abdulahi, it’s a natural response to an uptick in hate crimes since the election of Donald Trump. “Donald Trump has directly pointed fingers at the Somali community,” Abdulahi said, referring to the president-elect’s statements before the election that Somalis...
  • EDITORIAL: Background checks(NV)

    12/30/2016 9:04:19 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    reviewjournal.com ^ | 12/29/2016 | Editors
    Leading up to the November election, opponents of Question 1 — a measure to require background checks in Nevada for private gun sales or transfers — argued, among other things, that the initiative was poorly worded and would lead to a number of unintended consequences. Proponents of the measure — which passed with just 50.45 percent of the vote despite losing in every county except Clark — dismissed such concerns, arguing the measure was carefully crafted to avoid confusion. We now know who was correct. On Wednesday, the state attorney general said the law, set to become effective on Sunday,...
  • Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo’s Firearms Nescience(NV)

    12/30/2016 5:52:00 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/30/2016 | William A. Levinson
    I was at the Crossroads of the West gun show in Las Vegas when I learned about Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo's agitation for limits on firearm magazine sizes. Lombardo's statement to the Las Vegas Sun, "I’m a very avid hunter, I was in the military myself, and there’s no need to have a high-capacity magazine for any practical reason," is prima facie evidence that he is either (1) grossly unqualified for his job; or (2) willing to subordinate public safety to a political agenda that is far better suited to Los Angeles than any place in Nevada. Anybody with...
  • Stop The National Carry ‘Permit’ Movement

    12/29/2016 10:24:16 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 12/28/2016 | unknown
    The lamestream media told you: “Do you have a firearms carry permit Mr. Trump?” “Yes.” “Are you for law and order?” “Yes. Law and order is very important.” The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that: The last thing you ever want is to have the federal government issuing national — or any — firearm carry permits. The feds do not have this power. The feds should never have this power. Your right to have a firearm anywhere in America should never depend on getting “papers” from any government, much less the federal powers in Washington, D.C. If you have a gun...
  • Sheriff Joe Lombardo Calls For Ban on High Capacity Gun Magazines in Nevada (T)

    12/29/2016 9:14:37 AM PST · by rktman · 46 replies
    newsmaxtv.vegas ^ | 12/10/2016 | Rob Lauer
    The gun background check law knows as Question 1 just passed by 9,000 votes statewide. The ink isn’t even dry and Sheriff Lombardo has come out today supporting legislation to ban gun magazines with more than 10 rounds. As reported in the Las Vegas Sun today, Lombardo said “I’m a very avid hunter, I was in the military myself, and there’s no need to have a high-capacity magazine for any practical reason” Lombardo was the only sheriff in the state out of 17 to not oppose Question 1, the Bloomberg background check law.
  • Welcome to the Family, Hilary Duff(shootin' guns!)

    12/24/2016 9:04:41 AM PST · by rktman · 76 replies
    womensoutdoornews.com ^ | 12/22/2016 | Katie Pavlich
    For years Hollywood has painted gun owners as unhinged, violent, white men from the South (not that there’s anything wrong with being a white guy from the South). It’s a hypocritical stance, considering these same highly paid actors use guns irresponsibly and violently in their films while condemning those of us who practice real firearms safety and education. The good news is, this narrative is changing. This pretty bugger and I at the gun range early this morn @mrslisao youre a damn good shot,” Duff, clad in a fashionable camouflage vest, posted about her weekend. Between the 2 social media...
  • Obama Administration Finalizes Social Security Gun Ban

    12/24/2016 7:02:39 AM PST · by rktman · 55 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/23/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On Monday the Obama administration finalized a Social Security gun ban that could prevent “tens of thousands” of law-abiding elderly citizens from purchasing guns for self-defense. Breitbart News reported this ban on July 18, 2015, when it was learned that the Obama administration was creating a ban on gun purchases that would apply to Social Security recipients who needed help managing their finances. The Los Angeles Times reported that the ban would be sweeping; that it would cover those who are unable to manage their own affairs for a multitude of reasons–from “subnormal intelligence or mental illness” to “incompetency,” an...
  • American Gun Policy: A Quarterback in Search of a Wide Receiver(BOOM!)

    12/22/2016 8:16:39 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/21/2016 | Leesa K. Donner
    There is perhaps no issue in our great republic less understood than an American’s right to own and carry a firearm. It has been tossed about like an underinflated, Deflategate-style political football seeking the sturdy hands of a wide receiver. But it is an issue worth discussing regularly and often because the consequences of poor public policy regarding firearms in the United States threatens not only our rights and our liberty but our safety as well. As the recent terrorist attacks in Berlin and Paris, as well as the bombing in New York City, prove, just about anything used improperly...
  • Source: All-Out Ban on Semi-Automatic Long Guns Coming to CA Legislature

    12/21/2016 8:48:17 AM PST · by rktman · 63 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/20/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    In a recent conversation with Breitbart News, Gun Owners of California’s (GOC) Sam Paredes told us to be ready for an all-out ban on semi-automatic long guns in California’s coming legislative session. Paredes is the executive director of GOC, and he suggested the “assault weapons” ban and the “bullet button” ban have both been part of an incremental move toward banning all semi-automatic rifles, whether “assault” style or not.
  • Gun Sales Surge in CA Ahead of Sweeping New Gun Control Laws

    12/20/2016 12:42:00 PM PST · by george76 · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 20, 2016
    California is seeing a big surge in gun sales as the Golden State gets ready to enact sweeping gun control measures. Some Californians are rushing to get their hands on the AR-15, which is America's most popular rifle and a longtime target of gun control proponents. Gun sales, including handguns, are up 40 percent this year in California, while sales of semi-automatic rifles have doubled. The new laws, set to take effect January 1, will ban so-called "assault-style rifles" with easily-detachable magazines. ... today is the last day to make a purchase, since the state has a 10-day waiting period...
  • CA Gun Sales Surge Ahead of 'Assault Rifle' Ban

    12/21/2016 6:14:28 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 12/20/2016 | Liz Sheld
    Californians are rushing to purchase the evil AR15 semi-automatic "assault" rifle before a new ban goes into effect on January 1, 2017. Governor Jerry Brown signed the gun-control measure into law back in July and with a 10-day waiting period for all gun sales, time is running out to purchase the gun and take possession before next year. All of these newly purchased guns must be registered with the state before the deadline kicks in on Wednesday, December 21.
  • Universal Background Checks Simply Won’t Work(WHAT?!)

    12/15/2016 10:47:34 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 12/13/2016 | Unk
    The antis couch Universal Background Check laws as being “common sense” and as closing a “loophole used by criminals to get guns.” Those who take that on face value and who don’t realize the full implications, including many gun owners who too often agree.
  • Police: Armed robber shot by nail salon employee, 1 suspect at-large

    12/14/2016 9:28:49 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 15 replies
    AJC,com ^ | 12/14/16 | Raisa Habersham
    Police are searching for a suspect in a nail salon armed robbery turned shooting, according to the Douglasville Police Department.   The suspect was one of two who entered Top Nails Salon in Lithia Springs on Wednesday. According to Channel 2 Action News the two came in and exchanged gunfire with people inside.
  • Former SEAL retains right to carry handgun while with his 3-year-old daughter

    12/14/2016 9:08:19 PM PST · by Daffynition · 17 replies
    via WaPo ^ | May 9, 2016 | Eugene Volokh
    [snip] In this case, while the parties have stipulated to joint legal custody, the [mother] seeks an order that either grants her final decision making authority on the issue of the presence of firearms, concealed or otherwise, during parenting time, or that all firearms shall be secured in a locked container when either party exercises their parenting time. Thus, the [mother] is essentially asking this court to remove subsection (B) of § 29-37i as an option available to each party in determining how to store loaded firearms. . . .
  • Should fans be allowed to bring guns into stadiums? (FoxNews hit piece)

    12/14/2016 4:44:15 PM PST · by disclaimer · 85 replies
    Fox News Video ^ | 12/14/2016 | Rob Demetrious of FoxNews
    Should fans be allowed to bring guns into stadiums? Dec. 14, 2016 - 2:34 - Three Republican Washington state representatives introduce bill that would permit licensed firearms inside sports stadiums.See the Rob Demetrious Foxnews Video.
  • Moms Demand Founder: We’re Not Anti-Gun But We Oppose Law-abiding Citizens Carrying Nationally

    12/12/2016 6:57:22 AM PST · by rktman · 48 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/11/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On December 10, the Daily Camera published an interview wherein the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America said her group is not anti-gun but they do oppose law-abiding citizens being able to carry guns for self-defense nationally. Shannon Watts was expressing her group’s opposition to the national reciprocity for concealed carry legislation that Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC) plans to introduce once Donald Trump is inaugurated. That legislation will make the concealed carry license of any state valid in every state, thereby opening the door for a permit holder to have his or her gun with them...
  • FACT! Americans For Responsible Solutions Declares War on the Second Amendment

    12/11/2016 9:39:14 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 12/9/2016 | Robert Farago
    Today, Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, combat veteran and retired NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly, and its partner organization the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, announced a bold new effort with seven top law firms, as well as the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Brennan Center for Justice, to fight gun violence. This new effort, the Firearms Accountability Counsel Taskforce (FACT), will be devoted to pursuing legal strategies to address America’s dire gun violence crisis and hold the gun industry responsible for...
  • Six Great Pocket Guns for Your Christmas Wish List

    12/11/2016 7:08:37 AM PST · by rktman · 112 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/10/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Christmas Day is fast approaching and Breitbart News thought it apropos to highlight six pocket guns that should be on wish lists around the country. These guns are perfect for men who live in climates where cargo shorts/pants are daily wear, as you can put the gun in a small holster and literally drop it in your front pocket and go. The six guns listed below are also excellent gift choices if you have a woman on your list–say, a mother or grandmother who plans to keep the gun in her purse or even to carry the gun in a...
  • Heroin deaths surpass gun homicides for the first time, CDC data show

    12/09/2016 2:46:14 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 43 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 9, 2016 | Christopher Ingraham
    Opioid deaths continued to surge in 2015, surpassing 30,000 for the first time in recent history, according to CDC data released Thursday. That marks an increase of nearly 5,000 deaths from 2014. Deaths involving powerful synthetic opiates, like fentanyl, rose by nearly 75 percent from 2014 to 2015.
  • Miss Sloane: When WaPo thinks the movie sucked…

    12/08/2016 9:36:10 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    gunfreezone.com ^ | 12/8/2016 | miguel
    By nailing the little things — the casual assertiveness, the sharp dress, the impatience for nonsense — her character’s larger transgressions later in the film feel more believable. The same cannot be said for the cause she fights for; gun control advocates spout sub-Daily-Kos silliness, claiming, for example, that Texas regulates sex toys more stringently than guns with a straight face. I think part of the problem is that filmmakers didn’t consult with people heavily involved in the issue in order to see if the film made sense.
  • Former NSA Director Michael Hayden: Banning Guns ‘Might’ Be Part of Counterterrorism

    12/08/2016 7:27:21 AM PST · by rktman · 75 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/8/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    During a Wall Street Journal Future of Cybersecurity breakfast, former NSA director Michael Hayden suggested banning whole categories of guns “might” need to be part of America’s “counterterrrorism discussion” going forward. He specifically referenced the June 12 Orlando Pulse terror attack and suggested there “might be some guns out there that nobody should be able to buy.”
  • Virginia Democrat: I Think We Should Have A Gun Registry

    12/08/2016 6:22:35 AM PST · by rktman · 69 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/7/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Sen. Barbara Favola says she doesn’t want to take away your guns. She just wants to know what you’re packing. The Arlington Democrat is proposing to have the state study whether the registration of firearms in Virginia is feasible, because she believes arming police with a database of gun records would provide them with an additional tool to fight crime. But she knows even a study will draw opposition in Richmond […] “My guess is that there will not be a single Republican who will vote for this bill,” says Sen Richard Black (R-Loudoun). “The whole purpose of [the study]...
  • Lawyers Donate Millions in Pro-Bono Work to Help Gun Controllers Fight Trump’s Pro-Gun Push

    12/07/2016 10:14:01 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/7/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On December 7, the New York Times made two things clear: 1. Gun controllers are losing, as exemplified by Donald Trump’s win; 2. Corporate lawyers are coming to their rescue, donating “tens of millions” of dollars worth of pro-bono work to said groups in order to help fight Trump’s pro-gun push. Teams of corporate lawyers began working for gun controllers in a somewhat unorganized manner after the June 12 Orlando Pulse attack failed to garner any gun control traction. The teams of lawyers were not united, rather, “they worked largely on their own,” the NYT reports. Now they are unifying...
  • Exclusive: GOP Congressman Preps National Concealed Carry Bill For Next Congress

    12/05/2016 8:38:46 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/5/2016 | Kerry Picket
    A Republican congressman is prepared to introduce national concealed carry legislation in the next Congress after Donald Trump is sworn in as president. North Carolina Republican Rep. Richard Hudson introduced a similar bill in February 2015, H.R. 986. Now known as the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, the bill, which The Daily Caller obtained exclusively, would allow a person with a concealed carry license from one state to carry a concealed handgun in any other state that permits its resident to concealed carry, as long as the person is not banned from possessing or transporting a firearm under federal...
  • Katie Couric would like her Under the Gun lawsuit dismissed

    12/03/2016 11:05:35 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 12/3/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    You probably recall that bit of anti-gun rights hackery known as Under the Gun, hosted by Katie Couric. She wound up being sued for defamation by the members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) who were intentionally edited to make them look clueless. As with all such cases, this one is taking its sweet time to wend through the legal process, but Couric and the film team are seeking to shorten the process by having the case dismissed out of hand.
  • The New York Times Just Accidentally Debunked the Gun Control Fairy Tale(DOH!)

    12/01/2016 10:41:47 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/1/2016 | Daniel Mitchell
    When I write about gun control, I generally make two arguments. First, criminals are lawbreakers, so the notion that they will be disarmed because of gun control is a fantasy [1]. Crooks and thugs who really want a gun will always have access [2] to black-market weapons. Second, to the extent that good people obey bad gun-control laws (and hopefully they won’t [3]), that will encourage more criminal activity since bad people will be less worried [4] about armed resistance. These points are common sense, but they doesn’t seem to convince many leftists, who have a religious-type faith that good...
  • Levi's: No Firearms in Our Stores. Thanks.

    12/01/2016 10:34:04 AM PST · by rktman · 100 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 11/30/2016 | Liz Sheld
    So, while we understand the heartfelt and strongly-held opinions on both sides of the gun debate, it is with the safety and security of our employees and customers in mind that we respectfully ask people not to bring firearms into our stores, offices or facilities, even in states where it’s permitted by law. Of course, authorized members of law enforcement are an exception.
  • Do you carry with a round in the chamber?(Ladies)

    11/30/2016 10:38:43 AM PST · by rktman · 112 replies
    womanwiseguns.com ^ | 11/18/2016 | Deborah
    If there’s one topic that can cause a lot of heat in shooting circles, it’s whether or not you choose to carry with a round in the chamber. When you research this topic or bring it up, particularly around experienced shooters, you’ll find a lot of strong opinions like, “only an idiot would carry without a round in the chamber,” or my all-time-favorite, “you might as well carry a brick for as much good as an unloaded gun will do you.” And these experienced shooters have these strong opinions because there is ample evidence, and many examples, where not having...
  • Gen. Petraeus Now Pushing Gun Control(now?)

    11/30/2016 5:22:01 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/30/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Gen. David Petraeus may be on the short list to be our next secretary of state, but his affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, led to him being convicted of mishandling classified information; Broadwell had access to journals of Petraeus that contained sensitive material. I’m not so sure he’s the best pick to lead the State Department. Moreover, isn’t mishandling classified information exactly what we’re trying to avoid and what we slammed Clinton for? Well, another venture Gen. Petraeus is diving into is gun control policy (via CNN):
  • German Left Planning Weapons Crackdown on ‘Extremists’

    11/29/2016 7:19:43 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov. 29, 2016 | Virginia Hale
    Weapons legislation should be strengthened to fight against right-wing “extremists”, Germany’s Federal Justice Minister has told local media. Heiko Maas told state broadcaster ARD that the potential for violence among so-called “imperial citizens” has “risen markedly” and said Germans should have to sign a paper confirming commitment to the constitution in order to receive a weapons permit. It is claimed “Imperial citizens” are Germans from the “conspiracy theory scene” who believe the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany has not been “legitimised by the people” and have been described as similar in political beliefs to “Brexiteers” and people who...
  • McCarthy Says He Hasn’t Given Up On Repercussions For Dems’ Gun Sit-In

    11/29/2016 11:16:02 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/29/2016 | Juliegrace Brufke
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he still plans on reprimanding Democrats for their unprecedented gun control protest on the House floor in June. During the course of the 26-hour sit-in, led by civil rights activist Georgia Rep. John Lewis, Democrats violated a number of rules, including live-steaming video on social media and fundraising on the floor. Shortly after the event took place, McCarthy and House Speaker Paul Ryan met with the sergeant at arms to review the acts of misconduct and weigh what repercussions were appropriate. The California Republican said reports confirmed there was damage to furniture and mistreatment...
  • Progressives Demand Gun Control After Knife Attack At Ohio State University

    11/29/2016 7:37:00 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 28, 2016 | Bre Payton
    Progressives used a brutal knife attack at Ohio State University (OSU) on Monday as an excuse to demand more gun control, even after authorities declared that they had no evidence the attacker even used a gun during his rampage. The attacker reportedly struck pedestrians with his vehicle and proceeded to stab several others, harming at least nine individuals, one of whom is in critical condition. Despite OSU’s initial tweets stating there was an active shooter on campus, authorities later said there was no evidence that the attacker used a gun during his attack. The victims are being treated for stab...
  • Hollywood begins massive assault on gun ownership (HUH?)

    11/27/2016 6:43:23 AM PST · by rktman · 50 replies
    johnrlott.blogspot.com ^ | 11/26/2016 | John Lott
    These movies and television shows that are pushing gun control make no attempt to treat the arguments on the other side seriously. "Miss Sloane" -- focuses on a battle-hardened female lobbyist who gives herself the Herculean challenge of taking on the gun lobby The movie opens on December 9th. Is already getting a huge amount of publicity simply because it has a political message that the liberal media likes. Just from the trailer it appears as if they make the NRA look like a bunch of evil guys, not people who really care about letting the most vulnerable people in...
  • Gun Store Lines Stretched Around Corner on Black Friday

    11/26/2016 8:15:27 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/26/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    The line to get into Shooters gun store in Jacksonville, Florida, stretched around the corner as customers waited to get inside and buy the firearms and firearms accessories they wanted for themselves or planned to give as Christmas gifts. The scenario was not limited to Florida. In Randolph, New Jersey, “shoppers packed into RTSP, a gun shop and firing range.”
  • Daily News scared shiftless about National Reciprocity.

    11/25/2016 10:52:32 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    gunfreezone.net ^ | 11/23/2016 | Miguel
    As I stated before, I no longer give the benefit of ignorance/stupidity to journalists and editors of newspapers and other Media. So I am going with full political partisanship with this editorial from the rabidly anti-gun Daily News. No matter how readily another state arms individuals already known to law enforcement as prone to violence, New York would have to allow its permit holders to carry a hidden pistol in public, overriding state law allowing gun permits only to those with the temperament and need for a firearm. Basically they accuse every Shall Issue states of being retarded hicks that...
  • Ten Firearms Deals for Black Friday

    11/24/2016 8:50:42 AM PST · by rktman · 58 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 11/23/2016 | Liz Sheld
    Black Friday is only a few days away so it's time to start planning where you want to spend your Black Friday firearms dollars. There's been chatter that this year won't be another record-breaking one for retailers because there isn't a fear in the Second Amendment community of an anti-gun Democrat president. But even if you feel secure in your right to keep and bear arms, it's always good to stock up on firearms and ammunition, especially if you can find some good deals. Here are my 2016 picks from the big box retailers.
  • Las Vegas gun shops want guidance on expanded background checks

    11/21/2016 8:35:51 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    reviewjournal.com ^ | 11/20/2016 | WESLEY JUHL
    Las Vegas gun shops are looking for guidance after Nevada voters approved a ballot question extending firearm background check requirements. Question 1 passed on Election Day by a narrow margin — much more narrow than polls predicted — cementing background check requirements for private-party sales and transfers into state law. The new background checks law takes effect Jan. 1, but some gun store owners said they aren’t sure what to do then. Bob Irwin, owner of the Gun Store on East Tropicana Avenue, was under the impression that the law still had to go through the Legislature before it would...