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  • Letter - Initiative 594 would create accidental felons

    10/30/2014 10:25:25 AM PDT · by rktman
    union-bulletin.com ^ | 10/29/2014 | Dale Keep
    Would you vote for a law that makes criminals of many neighbors, relatives and friends? Initiative 594 would do exactly that. #In their zeal to impose “universal background checks,” the creators of I-594 have written a law that would require nearly all “transfers” of firearms to be conducted at the premises of a Federal Firearms License dealer.
  • 159 Times More Likely Struck, Killed By Car Than Shot, Killed In Mass Shooting

    10/30/2014 7:28:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | AWR Hawkins
    Numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the FBI, show that Americans are roughly 159 times more likely to be struck by a car and killed than shot and killed in a mass shooting.
  • Bullies: Moms Demand Action To Rant Against Kroger Shareholders Today

    10/29/2014 10:32:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 10/29/2014 | Bob Owens
    Kroger shareholders are conducting their annual meeting in Cincinnati today, and Moms Demand/Everytown has announced plans to “confront” them. The “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America” will raise their concerns and their voices at the Kroger investor’s meeting Wednesday morning.
  • AZ Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate Supports Colorado-Like Gun Control

    10/29/2014 9:19:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/29/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Former Clinton White House Deputy Director Fred DuVal (D) is running for governor of Arizona, and if he wins, he will put his support behind the implementation of Colorado-like gun control. In March 2013, Colorado's legislature passed new measures barring private gun sales in the state. The measures require a law-abiding citizen who sells a gun to another law-abiding citizen to do so in the presence of a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder, which demands a background check. The measures also place a new fee on the sale of the firearm to cover the cost of that background check.
  • Bill Whittle: Your Second Amendment

    10/29/2014 7:43:34 AM PDT · by HammerT · 13 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10/24/2014 | Bill Whittle
    Over at the Constitution Society, author J. Neil Schulman conducted a remarkable exercise. He sent the text of the Second Amendment not to a lawyer but to an expert on the English Language: Roy Copperud taught Journalism at USC for 17 years and served on the usage panel of the American Heritage Dictionary. Mirriam Webster’s dictionary frequently cites him as an expert on American English usage. Copperud: The right is not granted by the amendment; its existence is assumed. The thrust of the sentence is that the right shall be preserved inviolate for the sake of ensuring a militia.” Shulman:...
  • Gun Owners of America Countering the Anti-gun Left’s New Strategy

    10/28/2014 8:50:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 10/28/2014 | Unk
    Gun Owners of America has just released its 2014 Voter Guide, which rates all the candidates running for federal office. Examine the grades of candidates in your state, and see where they really stand on gun rights! ACTION: Please circulate this alert to all of your pro-gun family and friends. It’s the least we can do to protect our liberties!
  • Gun control groups, politicians leap to issue statements on Seattle-area shooting

    10/28/2014 8:44:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    guns.com ^ | 10/28/2014 | Chris Eger
    Within hours of the mass killing Friday at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington State, a number of gun control groups and lawmakers were quick to make statements calling for action including increased regulation. Some of these national groups, such as Everytown for Gun Safety, have invested heavily to the tune of nearly $2 million into a ballot initiative in the state, I-594, to expand background checks to include almost all gun sales. Everytown was joined in its call to action by the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility (WAGR), the direct sponsor of the measure. To those voices were added members...
  • Mother of Sandy Hook victim joins I-594 push for new gun law

    10/28/2014 7:59:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | 10/27/2014 | Joseph O'Sullivan
    The mother of a 6-year-old child killed in the 2012 Newtown, Conn., school shootings comes to Seattle to speak to volunteers working for I-594, the measure to expand gun-purchase background checks.
  • Anti-gun billionaire: 'We need more school shootings'

    10/28/2014 5:59:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/28/2014 | Leo Hohmann
    It didn’t take long for some progressives to exploit the tragic shooting at a Washington State high school last Friday, as they used it in an attempt to gain support for a ballot initiative requiring expanded background checks on all gun transfers in the state. Within hours of the Oct. 24 shooting that claimed the lives of two students at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, one of the billionaire backers of the Nov. 4 ballot initiative posted a link to the story on his Facebook page with the caption, “We need more school shootings!!! Vote yes on Initiative 591.” Facebook post by...
  • Chrissy Teigen leaves Twitter after gun control tweet

    10/27/2014 6:31:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 10/24/2014 | Breeanna Hare
    Model and TV personality Chrissy Teigen is usually one of Twitter's more resilient members. But after getting lost in a "sea of hate and anger" on the platform, Teigen has tapped out. The 28-year-old turned into a Twitter all-star after she joined in 2009, thanks to her irreverent sense of humor, prolific use and ability to tweet about pretty much anything. But after getting a vitriolic response to her comments regarding the October 22 shootings in Ottawa, Ontario, Teigen posted that she's quitting Twitter for the (presumably) safer pastures of Instagram. Here's what started it all: On Wednesday, as the...
  • Time to elect Oregon leaders who will act to prevent gun violence

    10/26/2014 9:41:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | 10/22/2014 | Jenna Yuille
    There is no single change or law that will eliminate every act of gun violence, but there are proven, common sense measures we can take to protect our families and make our communities safer. For example, here in Oregon, we don't require criminal background checks for all gun sales like those that happen online. Dangerous and/or violent convicted criminals easily exploit this loophole to buy guns from strangers online — anonymously, and with no questions asked.
  • Gun control group throws additional funds into I-594, now at nearly $10 million

    10/26/2014 9:10:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    guns.com ^ | 10/25/2014 | Chris Eger
    One thing the NRA agrees with on Everytown, however, is that I-594, while a state initiative, is a pivotal battle that could decide the course of the war over gun control versus gun rights in the nation. “If this is successful in Washington State we can expect to see a cut-and-paste job in other states all over the country where they will try to replicate this,” Mortensen said.
  • Rep. Carolyn Maloney Pushes Irrelevant Gun Laws After Marysville School Shooting

    10/25/2014 7:41:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/25/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Following reports that Marysville-Pilchuck High School freshman Jaylen Fryberg shot and killed one fellow student and wounded four others at school on October 24, Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) called for the passage of new gun control measures that were irrelevant to the Marysville attack.
  • National Guardsman’s Trip to Walmart With His Family Turns Into Potentially Deadly Nightmare

    10/25/2014 6:50:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 10/24/2014 | Jason Howerton
    "...“Before I even walked over, I told my wife to go to the front of the store with the kids and call the police,” he said, explaining that his first concern was the safety of his family Nelson said he then carefully approached the knife-wielding man and “thought real hard about drawing my gun.” He ultimately decided to keep a hand on his firearm and let the assailant know he was armed rather than drawing out of fear that he might cut the woman in a panic. “I didn’t have to draw,” he told TheBlaze. “He knew I was armed...
  • Joni Ernst: My Gun Will Defend Me If Government Decides 'My Rights Are No Longer Important'

    10/24/2014 11:24:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 10/24/2014 | sam levine
    Joni Ernst, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Iowa, said during an NRA event in 2012 that she would use a gun to defend herself from the government.
  • Victoria (Australia) Police: Banning semi-automatic handguns won't take such guns off the street

    10/24/2014 11:17:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    johnrlott.blogspot.com ^ | 10/24/2014 | John Lott
    This news article misses the point that even to the extent that a ban takes some guns from criminals, that is offset by the fact that victims are easier targets. From The Age newspaper: Banning semi-automatic handguns won't take such guns off the street, Victoria Police has told a federal inquiry into gun violence. Victoria Police told the submission such a ban "would most likely have little effect on the number of illegally held firearms in Australia". "The majority of semi-automatic handguns seized are from criminals who are prohibited persons," the submission says. "It is unclear whether a ban on...
  • Gun Control Group Continues Attempt To Bully Kroger Into Stripping Shoppers Of A Human Right

    10/24/2014 10:15:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 10/24/2014 | Bob Owens
    Forbes reporter Clare O’Connor says that gun prohibitionist Shannon Watts and a small number of her followers from the citizen control group Moms Demand Action will attempt to bully Kroger shareholders at the company’s annual meeting in Cincinnati next Wednesday. Members of local affiliates of the Michael Bloomberg-backed gun control groups Everytown and Moms Demand Action will be waiting near the supermarket chain’s Cincinnati headquarters on October 29th to confront investors and executives.
  • Suspect's past would have prevented gun ownership: expert

    10/24/2014 10:04:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    Montrealgazette.com ^ | 10/23/2014 | Monique Muise
    A leading firearms expert and criminal defence lawyer says he would have been “shocked beyond words” to learn that Ottawa shooting suspect Michael Zehaf Bibeau had obtained his gun legally in Canada. Solomon Friedman, who was locked in his downtown office for much of the day Wednesday as Ottawa police attempted to secure Parliament Hill and the surrounding buildings, says several layers of safeguards are in place to ensure that a person like Zehaf Bibeau does not have legal access to firearms. The former Quebecer, who shot and killed a reservist guarding the National War Memorial before moving up to...
  • Shooter In Canada Stopped By Good Guy With Gun

    10/24/2014 9:36:12 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 24, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Security: In a country with strict gun control and without a Second Amendment, an armed citizen stopped a terrorist attack as our neighbor to the north becomes a jihadi target. When Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, aka Michael Hall, was shot dead by Kevin Vickers, the House of Commons sergeant-at-arms, the jihadist wannabe and Muslim convert had already murdered Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a guard at Canada's National War Memorial, and was inside Canada's Parliament building, very near a room where Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was meeting with members of his Conservative Party. "PM (Harper) was addressing caucus, then a huge boom, followed...
  • New Low: Rosie O'Donnell Uses Canadian Terror Attack to Push Gun Control (avert eyes)

    10/23/2014 12:13:46 PM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/23/2014 | Scott Whitlock
    Liberal View co-host (and 9/11 truther) Rosie O'Donnell wasted no time on Thursday in taking the shooting in Canada and spinning it into a plea for gun control in America. The comedienne cited a comment from model Chrissy Teigan. On Wednesday, Teigan tweeted, "Active shooting in Canada or as we call it in America, Wednesday." O'Donnell raved, "I thought it was brilliant."
  • [Video] Gabby Giffords Plots With Oregon Gun Grabbers

    10/23/2014 12:00:54 PM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    thegunfeed.com ^ | 10/23/2014 | Eric C
    [Video] Gabby Giffords Plots With Oregon Gun Grabbers
  • Super Model Chrissy Teigen Uses Canadian Parliament Shooting to Criticize Guns in US

    10/23/2014 11:46:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 90 replies
    gunssavelives.com ^ | 10/22/2014 | Dan Cannon
    Super Model Chrissy Teigen put her foot in her mouth a bit following the shooting at Canada’s Parliament this morning. The model took to Twitter to attempt to use the incident to criticize the US for its gun culture, however she basically just ended up pissing off everyone in existence.
  • One-Percenters Push Gun Control War Chest to 'Nearly $9.5 Million' in Washington State

    10/22/2014 8:12:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/21/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    As millionaires and billionaires continue to push universal background checks and handgun registration in Washington state, their donations for Initiative 594 (I-594) have reached "nearly $9.5 million."
  • GoDaddy Founder Bob Parsons Speaks Out Against Gun Control

    10/21/2014 8:14:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    inc.com ^ | 10/20/2014 | Maria Aspan
    GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons rarely shies away from controversy--even when wading into the contentious debate over gun violence in this country. Parsons, a gun owner and member of the National Rifle Association, says that firearms aren’t to blame for mass shootings. That’s a hotly-debated and emotional topic, especially after a gunman killed 20 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.
  • Dems Use Ebola To Push For Anti-Gun Surgeon General

    10/20/2014 4:15:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Politics: More than two dozen House Democrats are pushing the Senate to revive and ratify the nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to a critical post, but helping to fight deadly disease is not what they have in mind. The question of the day is why we have or need an Ebola czar in the form of political operative/hack Ron Klain when we have an unfilled surgeon general's position that physician emeritus serving as America's doctor is supposed to fill. We have an acting Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, but he is seemingly just a placeholder instead of the force...
  • Stealth Gun Control Initiative Too Close To Call In Washington State

    10/20/2014 7:48:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/20/2014 | Rachel Alexander
    I-594 has been cleverly drafted to sound like it merely makes small changes to gun laws, not a flat-out ban or gun registration scheme. This is why it is so dangerous. People are less likely to oppose it; in fact, polls show that even a majority of gun owners - 54 percent of the 35 percent of Washington residents who own a gun - are in favor of it.
  • Lawyers Band Together To Fight Gun Violence

    10/19/2014 9:57:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    npr.org ^ | 10/18/20143 | unknown
    A new group called Prosecutors Against Gun Violence has formed to find solutions to gun violence in the U.S. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with attorneys and co-chairs Cyrus Vance Jr. and Mike Feuer.
  • Infographic: Washington's competing gun control initiatives

    10/18/2014 7:02:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    crosscut.com ^ | 10/17/2014 | unknown
    When fall ballots land in mailboxes this week, Washington voters will be asked to vote on two opposing gun control initiatives — one calling for expanded background checks, the other keeping the current system of background checks in place. Below, we explore the dueling initiatives, some of Washington's existing rules around gun ownership and what gun laws have meant in other states.
  • Democrat Gun Control Candidate Distances Herself from 'Aggressive' Gabby Giffords

    10/18/2014 6:05:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/17/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    As gun control proponent Gabby Giffords gets more "aggressive" in her push for gun control candidates, at least one of those candidates is distancing herself from the ads Giffords is running. New Hampshire's WMUR 9 ABC reports that though incumbent Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH 1st District) is thoroughly in favor of gun control, the tone of attack in Giffords' new ad is simply too much for her. The video on the outlet's website clearly demonstrates Shea-Porter's desire to move away from being associated with the former representative's ad.
  • Mother Jones Claims the Rate of Mass Shootings Has Tripled Since 2011. Is That True?

    10/17/2014 10:53:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    reason.com ^ | 10/16/2014 | Jesse Walker
    Two years ago, Mother Jones published a "Guide to Mass Shootings in America," which claimed to show that such slayings happen more often now than in the past. The feature, whose data have been updated periodically since it first went up, has been both widely cited and harshly disputed. This week the outlet has published a new analysis claiming that mass shootings occur far more frequently than they did several decades ago and that the rate has tripled since 2011. Whether you buy that depends on whether you buy into the previous piece, because the new article has essentially the...
  • Florida's 55 anti-Second Amendment mayors(Florida MAIGgot alert!)

    10/17/2014 10:26:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    thegunwriter.blogs.heraldtribune.com ^ | 10/17/2014 | Lee Williams,
    Florida's 55 Bloomberg Anti-Second Amendment Mayors If your Mayor is on this list, please take a moment to ask why your elected officials are fighting against your right to bear arms. As unlikely as it may seem to those of us who pay attention to Second Amendment issues, there may still be some Florida Mayors Against illegal Guns (MAIG) Mayors who have been mislead by lies fed to them by Bloomberg's anti-gun group. We have the emails sent to Florida Mayors from MAIG claiming that they support the Second Amendment, we even have emails from known anti-gun Police Chiefs and...
  • Democrat Lawmaker Credits Concealed Carry With Saving Two Lives

    10/17/2014 10:20:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 10/17/2014 | Bob Owens
    A pair of Pennsylvania State Democratic Representatives are alive today because one of them was able to draw and fire his concealed weapon, driving an armed robber away: A Pennsylvania state lawmaker who got into a shootout with a 15-year-old boy who was trying to rob him near the Capitol said Wednesday the experience proves the value of packing a gun. State Rep. Marty Flynn, a former prison guard who is licensed to carry a handgun, said he believes he probably would have been killed if he had not used the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 pistol that he conceals...
  • Moms Demand Action Pushes Gun Ban After Masked Man Robs Kroger Bank

    10/17/2014 7:52:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/17/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On October 15, an armed man wearing a skeleton mask robbed a bank inside a Cincinnati Kroger, and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America responded by calling the robbery "a wake up call to Kroger's leadership to prohibit the open carry of firearms in its stores." Armed robberies are already banned by law, but such laws did not stop the man in the skeleton mask from carrying out his evil deed.
  • Feminist Nixes Speaking Engagement To Protest Utah State University's Pro-Gun Policies

    10/16/2014 7:25:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/15/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On October 14 feminist speaker Anita Sarkeesian canceled a speaking engagement at Utah State University upon learning that state law forbids the university from banning concealed carry on campus.
  • Newark Boy Speaking At Anti-Violence Event Interrupted By Nearby Gunfire

    10/16/2014 7:13:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | 10/15/2014 | unk
    ......a poetic plea from an 8-year-old boy. His message was broadcast inside a community center in Newark on Saturday afternoon, but his words were interrupted by gunshots. “Violence came as I was talking,” Nyeeam Hudson said. During Nyeeam’s plea for peace, a young man was shot and killed outside.
  • Gun violence: A threat to us all

    10/15/2014 9:02:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    Savannahnow.com ^ | 10/15/2014 | unknown
    It wasn’t about a confrontation between two or more thugs. It wasn’t about a drug deal. It wasn’t even about a holdup. It was about gunmen opening fire on someone because, apparently, the gunmen didn’t approve of the person’s being in the neighborhood at that hour, place and time. No other reasons.
  • Gabby Giffords launches new gun control campaign, and it's all about women (+video)

    10/15/2014 8:36:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | 10/14/2014 | Henry Gass
    Former US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) of Arizona began a nine-state tour Tuesday in Maine focusing on the need for tougher gun control measures to protect women and children. Ms. Giffords, who was severely wounded in a 2011 shooting in Tucson, Ariz., that killed six people, has become a key figure in the national gun control campaign. The campaign highlights the increasingly prominent role women have played in both sides in the gun control debate – particularly since the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings in 2012.
  • First NRA sponsored anti I-594 ad appears

    10/15/2014 8:17:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    king5.com ^ | 10/12/2014 | John Langeler
    The first political ad challenging supporters of Initiative 594, which aims to increase background checks for gun purchases and transfers, has been released by the National Rifle Association. Featuring Seattle gun instructor, blogger and competitive shooter Annette Wachter, the video disputes claims increased checks will lower gun violence. Her meeting with KING 5 at a Bellevue gun range is notable for her pony tail, her designer jeans and leopard print sprinkled on her favorite firearm.
  • New trend: Billionaires 'buying gun control'

    10/14/2014 8:12:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/12/2014 | Leo Hohmann
    Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg and three other billionaires are bankrolling a controversial gun-control initiative that will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot in Washington State. Even the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Steve Ballmer, has gotten into the act, writing a check for $1 million dollars to help flood the airwaves with anti-gun propaganda. The strategy in Washington relies on big money supplied by a few ultra-rich elites and, if successful, could serve as Bloomberg’s model for tightening the strings on gun owners nationwide. Initiative 594 would not only require background checks for transactions at gun shows and...
  • Expanded gun background checks in Washington holds strong lead, new poll shows

    10/14/2014 8:01:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | 10/13/2014 | Jeff Mapes
    The Washington ballot measure that would expand background checks to almost all gun sales in the state continues to hold a strong lead after wealthy proponents have far out-spent opponents.
  • The NRA Wants Your Submission(whiney dolt against your rights alert)

    10/10/2014 9:40:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    phillymag.com ^ | 10/8/2014 | Joel Mathis
    The NRA is coming, folks. It will have your tax dollars or your submission to its pro-gun agenda — and, by God, maybe it will have both. Don’t believe me? Then take a look at the text of House Bill 1243, which passed the Pennsylvania House this week, and which now sits before the Senate Judiciary Committee waiting passage. Here’s what the bill does: It discourages Pennsylvania cities and municipalities from passing gun laws that are more restrictive than state-level gun laws, or from keeping such laws that are already on the books. Here’s how the bill does that: It...
  • Mark Kelly Lies About Gun Sales Before I-594 Vote

    10/10/2014 9:19:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/6/2014 | unk
    On Tuesday, five weeks before voters in Washington State will decide whether to require “universal” background checks on firearm transfers, gun control advocate Mark Kelly lied on national television about how many such transactions occur without a background check. Asked by CNN, Kelly said (at 3:30 in the video), “right now 60 percent of all gun sales go–occur–with a background check. Why do we allow the 40 percent, the other 40 percent, to happen?”
  • Bloomberg Group Gives Another Million Dollars to Gun Control Initiative

    10/10/2014 7:50:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/10/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    For the second time in as many months, Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety has given $1 million to the campaign for Initiative 594 in Washington state. On August 29, Breitbart News reported that Everytown gave its first million to the one-percenters' campaign for gun control. Breitbart News also reported that I-594 would treat all gun sales like retail sales--requiring a background check for both, thus ending private sales. It would, therefore, require the creation of a database of handgun owners (i.e., registration).
  • Report: Grimes' Pro-Gun Statements Are Canned, Background Checks on Agenda

    10/10/2014 7:45:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/10/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    A report based on campaign memos on Senate candidate Allison Lundergan Grimes' (D-KY) position on guns shows that her pro-gun statements are canned, that she supports "strengthening background checks," and has an unstated position on "closing the gun show loophole."
  • Kroger snubs gun-grabbing 'Moms Demand Action

    10/09/2014 8:56:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/9/2014 | Leo Hohmann
    Kroger is the latest retailer in the cross-hairs of Moms Demand Action, a stridently anti-gun group funded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. But so far, the Cincinnati, Ohio-based grocery chain has not succumbed to the relentless assault of phone calls, text messages, petitions, emails and social media barbs tossed its way from the pressure group. Costco, Starbucks, Target, Chipotle and Jack in the Box all have capitulated to the Moms’ demands by at least partially changing their policies on guns. The companies all announced they would “ask” or “request” that their customers not carry guns while shopping...
  • REJECTED: Kroger Managers Are Refusing To Accept Bullying Tactics of Moms Demand Action

    10/08/2014 8:39:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 10/7/2014 | Bob Owens
    Moms Demand Action has adopted the tactic of attempting to isolate and bully individual companies into accepting their prohibitionist gun control philosophy. Their goal is to accomplish through bullying what they cannot establish through legislation: reducing the number of places that law-abiding citizens can exercise their basic human right to self-defense. The republic’s largest supermarket chain is the latest target of Michael Bloomberg’s fake grassroots gun prohibitionist organization, and the chain has stood tall in defense of the common sense position that private companies best serve their customers by abiding by local, state and federal laws, not writing their own.
  • Guest Editorial: I Lost My Son to Gun Violence. Please Vote Yes on Initiative 594.

    10/06/2014 10:52:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    thestranger.com ^ | 10/6/2014 | Richard Martinez
    Just a few months ago, I was at work as an attorney and the proud father to Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez, my only son. But after Chris was killed in the mass shooting in Santa Barbara on May 23, 2014, my work suddenly seemed unimportant. I resolved to honor Chris’s life and the lives of so many others who have been killed by preventable gun violence by taking action to address the heartbreaking cycle of gun violence in our communities—and to urge others to join me in the fight. Washington State is on the brink of taking that kind of meaningful...
  • ABC Uses Entire Episode of Primetime Drama “Scandal” To Push Anti-Gun Agenda

    10/06/2014 10:41:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    controversialtimes.com ^ | 10/6/2014 | Hunter Roosevelt
    ABC’s political drama “Scandal” focuses on a Washington DC crisis management firm that serves the White House and the fictional presidential administration. In the second episode of the show’s fourth season, in what is going to be the fictional president’s state of the union address, a school shooting mirroring the Sandy Hook shooting happened. The fictional president used his entire State of the Union address to come out against guns. Here are some quotes:
  • Gabby Giffords' Gun Control Group Targets Female Air Force Pilot Who Was Stalked

    10/06/2014 8:43:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/6/2014 | AER Hawkins
    Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly's gun control group--Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS)--continues to target Republican Congressional candidate Martha McSally (R-AZ-2) as part of their attempt to force the passage of more federal gun control for stalking-related convictions.
  • Technology Tell interview: Capt. Mark Kelly, astronaut, author and activist

    10/03/2014 10:15:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    technologytell.com ^ | 10/2/2014 | Stephen Silver
    Capt. Mark Kelly is a retired Naval pilot and astronaut, and is now a speaker, activist and author. He’s the husband of the former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and has stood by her side throughout her recovery from her shooting in Tucson in January of 2011. We had the pleasure of speaking with Capt. Kelly on Thursday, shortly after he delivered a motivational keynote speech at the New Age/Synnex national conference in Greenville, S.C., which included everything from powerful memories of his wife’s injury to stories about meeting Bono to jokes about all of the extraterrestrials he met in his space...