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  • Breaking: Gottlieb challenges Gates to debate gun control measure

    08/28/2014 9:31:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 8/27/2014 | Dave Workman
    Two days after the Seattle Times announced that Bill and Melinda Gates have donated $1 million to the Initiative 594 campaign, Bellevue gun rights advocate Alan Gottlieb, who opposes the measure, has today publicly challenged the billionaire Microsoft founder to a public debate. Gottlieb issued his challenge Wednesday morning, demanding that Gates “Put his mouth where his money is!” “It’s one thing to be for background checks,” said Gottlieb, who is chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and a leading spokesman for Initiative 591. “But, I-594 is poorly written bad law, and all...
  • Out of state group threatens to sue Utah cities and counties over gun laws

    08/28/2014 9:23:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    good4utah.com ^ | 8/27/2014 | Glen Mills
    SANDY, Utah- (ABC 4 Utah) – Municipalities across Utah are taking a second look at their gun ordinances to make sure they are in line with state law. Sandy City Council amended ordinances to make it legal to carry a gun at city parks and other recreational facilities. The changes were already in the works, but a letter from a national group threatening to sue the city sped up the process. The Second Amendment Foundation is taking aim at local gun laws state by state. "We go in and do some research on city and county codes and figure out...
  • Ammunition explodes in Midwest City house fire

    08/28/2014 7:55:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    koco.com ^ | 8/27/2014 | unknown
    MIDWEST CITY, Okla. —Officials with the Midwest City Fire Department said ammunition went off during a house fire at 1609 McGregor Drive. Officials said everyone was evacuated from the home, but two dogs died in the blaze. Investigators said they believe the fire started in the garage and spread. The homeowner said ammunition was stored in the garage, and heat caused it to ignite. Stay with KOCO-TV and KOCO.com for further details.
  • Bill Gates, wife donate $1 million to gun control group

    08/26/2014 6:37:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    ap ^ | August 25, 2014
    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales, bringing the total amount the campaign has brought in up to nearly $6 million. ... The large donation comes on the heels of fellow Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s $500,000 donation earlier this month. Also last week, venture capitalist Nick Hanauer donated an additional $1 million, bring his total donation to the campaign to nearly $1.4 million.
  • Bill Gates, wife, donate $1M to gun initiative

    08/27/2014 6:55:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    bigstory.ap.com ^ | 8/25/2014 | unknown
    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales, bringing the total amount the campaign has brought in up to nearly $6 million.
  • Bloomberg-Funded Gun Control Group 'Bankrolling' Nevada Gun Control Initiative

    08/26/2014 7:10:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/25/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Michael Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety is "bankrolling" a gun control initiative in Nevada that seeks to expand background checks for private firearm transfers, guns sold at gun shows, "or among friends and family." In other words, Bloomberg is bankrolling Everytown which, in turn, is bankrolling a ballot initiative to make private gun sales without a background check illegal in Nevada.
  • Where Open Carry Is Legal And Illegal

    08/26/2014 5:29:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/25/2014 | Matt Vespa
    Last week, Sarah wrote about how the Kroger supermarket chain was responding to Moms Demand Action’s petition to ban open carry in their stores. Kroger spokesman Keith Dailey said, "We know that our customers are passionate on both sides of this issue and we trust them to be responsible in our stores." While it’s from a pro-gun control organization, the Wall Street Journal published a good map from them showing where the open carrying of handguns is legal.
  • Record Number of Real Moms Demand Guns

    08/25/2014 7:57:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/24/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Sales numbers reported by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) show that gun ownership among females is at an all-time high. Numbers from 2011 and 2012 showed a "79 percent... increase in female customers," and female concealed carry permit holders are making up a larger and larger percentage of overall concealed carry permit holders throughout the country. For example, NSSF quoted numbers from USA Today showing that "women now make up about 22 percent of concealed pistol license holders" in Florida and Washington state. They made up over 30 percent of concealed carry permit holders in Tennessee by the end...
  • Lesson from Ferguson: When chaos comes, don't wait on cops

    08/25/2014 6:30:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/24/2014 | Leo Hohmann
    One of the lessons from Ferguson, Missouri, ignored by the 24/7 media frenzy, was that store owners who stood and defended their shops with guns did not get looted or vandalized. At County Guns and the adjacent St. Louis Ink Tattoo Studio, peace and calm reigned. Adam Weinstein, owner of County Guns, shares a storefront with his business partner on Florissant Avenue less than 10 minutes from where rioters started looting and burning businesses after a peaceful prayer vigil Sunday night, Aug. 10. The protest of slain teenager Michael Brown had suddenly turned violent.
  • Video: Milwaukee County Sheriff wants Eric Holder to apologize

    08/24/2014 10:32:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 8/24/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Andrew Johnson, writing at The Corner, provides the video of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s interview on Fox News, during which he expresses his displeasure with Eric Holder’s remarks in Ferguson. Attorney general Eric Holder and Missouri Democratic leaders need to apologize to the law-enforcement community for impugning officers’ motives in light of the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., according to one prominent county sheriff. Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke, who gained notoriety last year for encouraging gun ownership within his Wisconsin community, said Holder, Governor Jay Nixon, and Senator Claire McCaskill made the situation in Ferguson worse with their “irresponsible,...
  • Meet Amanda Curtis. She’s a gun control-supporting vlogger.

    08/21/2014 7:45:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 8/19/2014 | Jaime Fuller
    Curtis last summer attended a Mayors Against Illegal Guns rally, which aimed to pressure then-Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) to support expanded background checks. Curtis's brother killed himself playing Russian roulette when he was 16. "If Montana has 2.5 times the suicide rate of states with comprehensive background checks, maybe we should try that out,” she told the Montana Standard at the time. A year later, the Montana Standard wrote an article mentioning that newly christened candidate Curtis had attended the rally. She told them, “I haven’t said anything that average Montanans wouldn’t agree with. I have simply stated that guns...
  • Carrying A Defensive Handgun In Urban Environments

    08/20/2014 9:44:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    shootingillustrated.com ^ | 8/18/2014 | Rick Ector
    A violent crime can occur anywhere at any given moment. However, it should not be a surprise to anyone that violent crime occurs more often in urban environments than in suburban or rural communities. A person venturing into a well-populated city for business or recreation would be well advised to conduct some pre-trip planning to ensure a safe stay. Accordingly, persons who are concerned about big city crime may wish to legally carry their firearms for personal protection during their visit. Appropriate arrangements should be made to ensure a hassle-free and safe experience.
  • Gun-grabber Bloomberg’s epic fail in Milwaukee

    08/20/2014 6:55:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 8/19/2014 | David A. Clarke Jr.
    Billionaire Michael R. Bloomberg could learn a thing or two from the biblical story about an Israelite soldier named David, who went up against Goliath, a giant of a man and a powerful foe. Using just a sling and a stone, David brought Goliath down to his knees and destroyed him. Mr. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, made a huge political miscalculation when he sauntered into my territory of Milwaukee County, Wis. — a solid-blue county that overwhelmingly votes Democrat — expecting an easy signature win for his failing crusade to disarm law-abiding Americans.
  • Moms Demand Action Loses Again: Fred Meyer Supermarket Will Not Ban Guns

    08/19/2014 7:13:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/18/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On August 18 Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America launched its latest shame campaign to pressure Kroger – which owns Fred Meyer Grocery and QFC – to ban open carry of guns in its stores.
  • Free Shaneen Allen From New Jersey’s Gun Laws

    08/18/2014 5:35:48 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 18, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Second Amendment: An African-American single mom on her way to a birthday party for one of her kids faces 10 years in prison for straying into the Garden State carrying a firearm in her purse licensed in Pennsylvania. Shaneen Allen is less well-known than Michael Brown, the man shot by police in Ferguson, Mo., and it's doubtful Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton will pay her a visit anytime soon. They're busy elsewhere. A mother exercising her Second Amendment right not only to keep but to bear arms to protect her family is of little interest to them. Allen is a...
  • Mayor with Bloomberg gun control group charged with bribery

    08/18/2014 7:09:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    myfoxnews.com ^ | 8/18/2014 | CJ Ciaramella
    ......Jenkins and Monticello Building Inspector James Snowden were arrested late last week, according the Daily Freeman. The charges included “bribe receiving” and “endangering the public health”; the mayor “was also charged with intimidating a witness, a felony, in connection with an incident in Fallsburg.”
  • NBC-Milwaukee Host To Bloomberg: 'Don't Let The Door Hit You On The Way Out'

    08/18/2014 6:57:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/18/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    During the August 17 airing of NBC-Milwaukee's Sunday Insight on WTMJ, host Charlie Sykes spoke to Michael Bloomberg's unsuccessful involvement in the Milwaukee County Sheriff's race by saying, "Thanks for stopping by Mike, don't let the door hit you on the way out."
  • Ferguson: When Stupid and Evil Reign, It's Good to Own a Gun

    08/17/2014 7:13:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/16/2014 | John Nolte
    Incompetence and evil sometimes prevail. Even in America. We can’t control stupid and evil. We can buy firearms and learn how to safely use them in order to protect ourselves, our property, and our families. Stupid and evil will tear apart a society whenever given the chance. You have an obligation to prepare yourself.
  • Wife Stabs Husband In The Neck, Police Arrive And Take All His Guns

    08/15/2014 2:47:16 PM PDT · by bamahead · 62 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | August 13, 2014 | Joe Trotter
    SADDLE BROOK, NJ –Robert Lintner, 65, did not have a good day. It all began when his wife stabbed him in the neck during an argument in the morning. Things took a turn for the worse when police, summoned to Mr. Litner’s home, discovered the man’s firearm and ammunition collection. Mr. Litner owned almost 200 guns in five vaults, had tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition in the home, and around 300 pounds of black powder. Because he did not consent to the search, cops used a jaws-of-life from the local fire department to open the safes, which are...
  • Judge Says Second Amendment Doesn't Protect AR-15s

    08/14/2014 6:31:45 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 62 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 14, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: A federal judge rules that the AR-15 and similar weapons commonly used in self-defense "fall outside Second Amendment protection as dangerous and unusual arms," and we have no right to keep or bear them. Nobody looted the gun shop and tattoo parlor that share a storefront in a strip mall less than 10 minutes from Ferguson, Mo., where riots followed the police shooting of Michael Brown. According to the local Riverfront Times, the owners of County Guns and Tattoo Studio arrived with friends to protect their businesses. One owner carried a rifle and pistol and wore a vest,...
  • Bloomberg’s White Whale

    08/14/2014 8:52:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 8/13/2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    There is something of Captain Ahab about Michael Bloomberg these days — the former mayor of New York having adopted the profile of a neurotic and fevered old man whose long and checkered career has not yet managed to sate him, and whose ambition will be truly realized only when, finally, he captures his whale and avenges his bruised ego. Alas, yesterday evening, in Milwaukee, Wis., satisfaction eluded him once again, that Milwaukee County’s Sheriff David Clarke — an outspoken apostle of the right to keep and bear arms, and opponent of all that Bloomberg holds dear — winning his...
  • Time for California to Switch to Green Ammunition

    08/14/2014 8:03:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    care2.com ^ | 8/13/2014 | s.e. smith
    California’s environmental movement has been pushing for the use of eco-friendly ammunition for years, and they finally got it with a state law mandating a phase-out of lead shot. The goal is to reduce the amount of lead in the environment — if people are going to be using guns in a state where hunting is a widespread and popular activity, they should be doing so with the environment in mind (though many of course argue that seeing an overall drop in hunting in the long term in favor of more animal-friendly recreation and food sources would be a better...
  • Gun Sales Skyrocket in St. Louis

    08/14/2014 5:51:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/14/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    According to CBS St. Louis, "Gun sales are up across St. Louis." In fact, they have "quadrupled" at some area gun stores. Buyers are not simply the stereotypical white, male gun store customers. Instead, gun store owner Steve King described many of those pouring into his store--Metro Shooting--as "females, single mothers ... black people, white people ... [and] Asians."
  • American Bar Assoc Ups Ante on “Preventing Gun Violence”

    08/13/2014 9:31:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 8/12/2014 | Amy Miller
    At this year’s American Bar Association annual meeting in Boston, ABA President James R. Silkenat took the opportunity to tout the ABA’s Standing Committee on Gun Violence. The Standing Committee is one of the ABA’s advocacy wings, and is affiliated closely with the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
  • Brady Campaign loses lawsuit against Armslist (a gun classified ad site)

    08/13/2014 9:20:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 8/13/2014 | Eugene Volokh
    The decision is Vesely v. Armslist, LLC (7th Cir. Aug. 12, 2014). Here’s the Brady Campaign’s theory: On April 13, 2011, Jitka Vesel, a 36-year-old immigrant from the Czech Republic was shot and killed by Demetry Smirnov, a Russian immigrant residing in Canada who had met Jitka online a few years earlier. Smirnov stalked her to her workplace parking lot where he shot her 11-12 times with a .40-caliber handgun…. The complaint alleges that [Smirnov] illegally purchased from a private seller whom he located through armslist.com, an online gun auction site owned by defendant Armslist, LLC. The complaint alleges that...
  • Guns & Suicide: The Hidden Toll

    08/13/2014 9:13:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    hsph.harvard.edu ^ | 8/13/2014 | unknown
    Though guns are not the most common method by which people attempt suicide, they are the most lethal. About 85 percent of suicide attempts with a firearm end in death. (Drug overdose, the most widely used method in suicide attempts, is fatal in less than 3 percent of cases.) Moreover, guns are an irreversible solution to what is often a passing crisis. Suicidal individuals who take pills or inhale car exhaust or use razors have time to reconsider their actions or summon help. With a firearm, once the trigger is pulled, there’s no turning back.
  • Sheriff David Clarke Beats Bloomberg's Money, Defeats Anti-Gun Opponent

    08/13/2014 8:23:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    bretibart.com ^ | 8/12/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    With 100 percent of precincts reporting, the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Sentinel Journal has Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) defeating challenger Milwaukee police lieutenant Chris Moews by nearly 5 percent. According to the Sentinel, Clarke garnered 56.8 percent of the vote to Moews' 52.1. This percentage is slightly less than that with which Clarke won in 2000 -- when he beat Moews by six points -- but the August 12 victory comes after Michael Bloomberg dumped $150,000 into the race against Clarke.
  • BREAKING: Federal Judge Rules AR-15s Are “Dangerous and Unusual,” Not Protected by 2nd Amendment

    08/12/2014 3:39:23 PM PDT · by bamahead · 303 replies
    Guns Save Lives ^ | August 12, 2014 | Dan Cannon
    In what looks to be a terrible ruling for Maryland gun owners a federal judge has essentially ruled that guns that were regulated by the state of Maryland last year, including AR-15 and AK style rifles (as well as other magazine fed, semi-auto rifles with certain features), “fall outside Second Amendment protection as dangerous and unusual arms,” according to a 47 page opinion by U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake. The case in question is Kolbe et al v. O’Malley et al which named numerous plaintiffs including the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, Maryland Licensed Firearms Dealers Association, Maryland State...
  • Chicago police chief: Law-abiding gun owners corrupt, endanger public safety

    08/12/2014 1:17:10 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 35 replies
    Examiner ^ | February 17, 2013 | Garry McCarthy
    During Sunday's pre-recorded edition of "Connected to Chicago," Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said law-abiding gun owners who lobby elected officials through organizations like the NRA and the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) are corrupt and endanger public safety. "If there was special interests affecting police work, I believe that would be called corruption. So, if it has do with donating money versus a popular vote, I think we have a bigger problem in this country and somebody's gotta wake up to that," he said. "Well, how is it that they're controlling politicians. How are they controlling elected officials? It's not...
  • The Smart-Gun Maker Who Told Holder Off

    08/11/2014 8:50:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 8/11/2014 | Frank Miniter
    The setting was a behind-closed-doors meeting at the National Institute of Justice, the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice. The place was Washington, D.C. The time was April 2013. It was months after the Sandy Hook massacre, and Attorney General Eric Holder was quietly meeting with some gun manufacturers. “I then had the biggest development in smart-gun technology coming together at my facility in Utah — the Intelligun” says W. P. Gentry, president of Kodiak Arms. The Intelligun uses scanners on a pistol’s grips. If a person’s biometrics — essentially, the patterns of his fingerprints...
  • Gabby Giffords to Maine Raising Money for Gubernatorial Candidate Supporting Gun Control

    08/09/2014 9:32:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    bretibart.com ^ | 8/8/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On August 9 Gabby Giffords will "[try] to resurrect gun control" by appearing in Maine to raise money for gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud (D). Michaud is currently the U.S. Rep. for Maine's 2nd District. According to the Associated Press, Michaud says he and Giffords formed a friendship as "conservative 'blue dog' Democrats" during their time together in Congress, and he stands with her in pushing for more gun control now in the area of background checks.
  • When a Psychiatrist Shoots to Kill

    08/08/2014 10:09:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 8/7/2014 | Robert B. Young
    District attorney Jack Whelan said: “If Dr. Silverman did not have the firearm and did not utilize the firearm, he’d be dead today. And other people would be dead.” In fact, the doctor had breached the facility’s “no firearms” policy by carrying a weapon with him to work. The facility released a statement saying that it looked forward to his “return to serving patients at our hospital.”
  • Bullets to the head

    08/08/2014 9:20:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    theeconomist.com ^ | 8/9/2014 | unknown
    WHEN James Brady (pictured, left), who at the time was Ronald Reagan’s press secretary, was shot in the head during a failed assassination attempt on the president in 1981, newscasts reported that he was dead. This proved premature: Mr Brady died on August 4th. After the shooting, he went on to become the country’s most successful advocate for gun control. Under a law that bears his name, over 2m applications for firearm purchases have been turned down after background checks revealed that their owners were not the sorts of people to be trusted with a Glock. Since Gabby Giffords, a...
  • SIMPLE: Too dumb to have a gun or too dumb to understand?

    08/08/2014 9:08:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    gunssavelife.com ^ | 8/7/2014 | unknown
    In her “Some people are just too dumb to have a gun” screed published in the Albuquerque Journal, Joline Gutierrez Krueger successfully puts her foot entirely in her mouth portraying gun owners as dim-witted, high-school dropouts who start to have kids in junior high school.
  • Gun Owners of America’s Open Letter to President Barack H. Obama Regarding 2A

    08/07/2014 8:58:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 8/7/2014 | Unknown
    Dear President Obama:alt As Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, Inc., and Executive Vice President of Gun Owners Foundation, and on behalf of our over 300,000 members and supporters, I respectfully bring to your attention a matter that requires your immediate action. The official White House website includes a page1 which purports to describe key provisions of the United States Constitution. With respect to the Second Amendment, the complete description of the Second Amendment on the website is as follows: “The Second Amendment gives citizens the right to bear arms.” [Emphasis original.] Even recognizing that the website attempts to...
  • Missouri Amends Constitution: Right to Keep and Bear Arms 'Shall Not Be Questioned'

    08/07/2014 8:26:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/6/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On August 5 Missouri voters approved Amendment 5, setting the stage for the nullification of federal gun laws and affirming that "the right to keep and bear arms... shall not be questioned" in their state. According to the Tenth Amendment Center, acceptance or rejection of Amendment 5 was posed to voters in the form of a question: "Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to include a declaration that the right to keep and bear arms is a unalienable right and that the state government is obligated to uphold that right?"
  • Actor Beau Bridges Praises James Brady's Firearms Fight

    08/06/2014 9:18:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 8/6/2014 | Drew MacKenzie
    Hollywood star Beau Bridges has attacked the proliferation of firearms in the United States while praising former White House press secretary James Brady for his battle to impose greater government gun controls. He added, “Why would any civilian want a weapon that sprays bullets at such a rapid rate? Certainly not to use for hunting or target shooting.
  • Pro-Gun Pushback Makes Moms Demand Action Ditch Illinois Event

    08/06/2014 7:56:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/5/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America has pulled out of an Arlington Heights, Illinois, event "after the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) rallied its members to attend and protest the event."
  • North Carolina Sheriff’s Response to Explosion in Violent Crime Has Gun-Haters Going Nuts

    08/05/2014 9:05:04 PM PDT · by montag813 · 20 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 08-06-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsHarnett County, North Carolina has seen an explosion in violent crime, leaving police overwhelmed and citizens terrified. So the Sheriff asked his citizens to do something to help -- and the left-wing is in a tizzy over it. Sheriff Larry Rollins told about 130 residents at a community meeting on Monday that they need to “be able to take care of business” until police arrive.Put simply, Sheriff Rollins wants his residents to be armed and ready to protect themselves and their families.“I do not go anywhere without a gun,” the sheriff told residents at Spring Hill Methodist Church...
  • Half Of All People On [Obama’s] Government Terrorist Watchlist Have No Terrorist Connections

    08/05/2014 1:02:18 PM PDT · by HammerT · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/05/2014 | Giuseppe Macri
    Classified documents leaked from the National Counterterrorism Center and published Wednesday reveal almost half of the nearly 700,000 terrorist suspects included on the government’s terrorist watchlist have no connection to known terrorists. According to the documents obtained by The Intercept, out of the 680,000 people included on the list, 280,000 have ”no recognized terrorist group affiliation,” making it the largest category of any other on the list of ”known or suspected terrorists.” The next-largest specific terrorist organization on the list is al-Qaida in Iraq, with only 73,189 people. (RELATED: Newly Released Document Reveals How The US Government Defines A Terrorist)...
  • Trail shows ‘Nevadans for Background Checks’ a front group for ‘Everytown’

    08/05/2014 10:55:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 8/4/2014 | David Codrea
    Following a court victory striking down arguments over petition wording, supporters of a background check initiative in Nevada will begin collecting signatures, the Associated Press reported Saturday. Nevadans for Background Checks is attempting to gather enough signatures by Nov. 11 to require state lawmakers to vote on their petition, and plan on putting the matter before voters in 2016 if the legislature rejects it. While citing the group by name, as well as referring to individuals behind the petition drive as “supporters” and “backers,” the AP story does nothing to inform readers who the individuals behind the effort are. NRA...
  • Joe Biden Jumps On Jim Brady’s Coffin To Call For More Gun Curbs

    08/05/2014 8:17:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/4/2014 | Neil Munro
    Vice President Joe Biden used the just-announced death of a former White House press secretary James Brady to call for more gun control. Brady was wounded during the 1981 attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan, and subsequently became a much-lauded advocate for gun control. “It’s been three decades since he nearly lost his life to an assassin’s bullet fired at President Reagan from a gun bought with no background check,” Biden wrote. “Because of the Brady’s leadership and the gun violence prevention law named in Jim’s honor, sensible background checks to date have kept 2 million guns out of the...
  • Accused Home Invader Chased Out of House 'Stark Naked' by Armed Teen

    08/05/2014 5:59:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/5/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    A Muscle Shoals, Alabama, home invader was run out of a house "stark naked" by a 17-year-old boy who grabbed his father's gun when the suspect entered the home.
  • When Thieves Broke In, This Grandma Grabbed Her Gun – Then Was Stunned at What 911 Told Her To Do

    08/04/2014 8:36:14 PM PDT · by montag813 · 68 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 08-05-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsN.J. Logan is not to be trifled with. This 80-year old Tampa grandma was resting her new hip after recent surgery upstairs in her home, when she heard a "commotion" downstairs and quickly realized it wasn't her husband, who was out playing bridge. So she grabbed her gun, and ran to the steps. “I don’t know what was going on in my mind. Honestly, all I wanted was my gun,” she told WTVT-TV, adding that she “really didn’t want to have to shoot anybody.”
  • Assault Weapons Backgrounder [USCCB position from 2005]

    08/03/2014 6:56:39 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 14 replies
    US Conference of Catholic Bishops ^ | February 2005 | USCCB
    February 2005 Assault Weapons On September 13, 2004, the Assault Weapons Ban expired without action by Congress to extend it. The Ban was originally passed in 1994 to prohibit the manufacture and importation, for civilian use, of 19 specific military weapons and the future production of copycat weapons. A recent analysis by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence found that during the past ten years, while the Assault Weapons Ban was in place, the number of banned assault weapons used in crimes declined by more than 65%. The failed legislation (S. 1034), which would have extended the ban for...
  • Nevadans for Background Checks begin gathering signatures

    08/03/2014 7:58:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    sellingthesecondamendment.com ^ | 8//2/2014 | Gregory Smith
    Want to go through a background check if you buy a gun from a relative or a friend? I sure don’t: CARSON CITY, Nevada — Supporters of an initiative petition to expand background checks to nearly all gun sales in Nevada will soon begin gathering signatures after claiming a court victory. Carson District Judge James Wilson on Friday struck down most of the arguments of the Nevada Firearms Coalition over the wording of the petition. The group opposes the petition. Wilson ordered a minor wording change noting there would be criminal penalties for failure to obey the proposed new law,...
  • Crook Tries to Bust Down This Door – Then Something Makes Him Run Away…FAST

    08/02/2014 8:24:44 PM PDT · by montag813 · 26 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 08-03-2014 | Jason DeWitt
    by Jason DeWitt | Top Right NewsA Houston-area crook tried to bust down a door at a residence - trying with a running start several times. Then suddenly something he sees on that door makes him run -- fast -- away from that same door and into the night. Looks like something seriously freaked-out this would-be burglar. KPRC-TV in Houston paid a visit to the house in Texas City — and discovered what it is he saw.
  • Federal Court Orders DOJ To Release Fast And Furious Information

    08/01/2014 8:29:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/31/2014 | Scott Greer
    The Obama administration lost a crucial legal battle on July 18 when a federal court ordered the White House to release previously withheld information on Operation Fast and Furious to the government watchdog group Judicial Watch. According to a press released issued Thursday, the court case stems from a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit (that originally began as a FOIA request) filed by Judicial Watch in 2012 to obtain all documents that the president has withheld from Congress under claims of executive privilege.
  • Bloomberg and Buffett's 'Everytown for Gun Safety' Proves Why People Need Guns

    08/01/2014 6:20:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/1/2014 | William A. Levinson
    Michael Bloomberg's and Warren Buffett's “Everytown for Gun Safety” posted a series of YouTube videos in which an estranged husband smashes his way into a woman's house, seizes her child, and then points a gun at her head. The organization then tells its stakeholders that domestic abusers can buy guns over the Internet. When last I heard, it's illegal to buy a gun across state lines unless the transaction goes through a licensed gun dealer, who must perform a background check. Even if the transaction does not cross state lines, it is illegal to sell a firearm to somebody who...
  • Hilarious Parody Skewers Mike Bloomberg Ad Trying to Scare Women About Guns

    07/31/2014 12:06:26 PM PDT · by montag813 · 15 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-31-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsIn response to the ridiculous ad from Everytown For Gun Safety that tries -- and fails -- to scare women out of defending themselves, a grassroots group has come out with a hilarious parody to show how women should really handle it.Grassroots network Liberty Pennsylvania's ad effectively skewers the Mike Bloomberg-funded group's lame attempt, which I profiled this morning. These battling ads show the utter futility of the gun-grabbers' attempts to convince Americans to give up their weapons of self-defense. And thankfully, women simply are not listening.  According to a survey conducted by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, 77%...