HOME/ABOUT  Prayer  SCOTUS  ProLife  BangList  Aliens  StatesRights  ConventionOfStates  WOT  HomosexualAgenda  GlobalWarming  Corruption  Taxes  Congress  Fraud  MediaBias  GovtAbuse  Tyranny  Obama  ObamaCare  Elections  Layoffs  NaturalBornCitizen  FastandFurious  OPSEC  Benghazi  Libya  IRS  Scandals  TalkRadio  TeaParty  FreeperBookClub  HTMLSandbox  FReeperEd  FReepathon  CopyrightList  Copyright/DMCA Notice  Donate

Dear FRiends, Your loyal support makes Free Republic possible and your continuing participation makes FR the number one grassroots pro-life conservative forum on the planet! If you have not yet made your donation, please click here and do so now. Thank you very much, Jim Robinson

Or by mail to: Free Republic, LLC - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794
Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $31,282
35%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 35% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: 2a

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Well, This Sheds A New Light On Things (Movie theater lawsuit/brady bunch LuckyGunner)

    04/28/2015 8:16:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    onlygunsandmoney.blogspot.com ^ | 4/27/2015 | Unknown
    The Phillips were not just grieving parents when they brought suit against Lucky Gunner, Sportsman's Guide, and the other defendants. They were paid employees of the Brady Campaign!
  • Student 'Purge' Threat Shuts Down Baltimore Businesses, Schools

    04/27/2015 12:28:50 PM PDT · by kristinn · 622 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Monday, April 27, 2015 | Erica L. Green
    The University of Maryland, Baltimore and numerous downtown businesses closed early Monday, citing concerns about potentially violent activity in the area. Lexington Market, a city courthouse and businesses including T. Rowe Price and Venable LLP said police warned them of large gatherings and protests downtown. According to widely circulated flier, a high school "purge" was to take place at 3 p.m., starting at Mondawmin and ending downtown. Such memes have been known to circulate regularly, but today's has led to bolstered police presence around the city. The flier includes an image of protesters smashing the windshield of a police car...
  • Dr. John Lott: The Truth About Gun Free Zones

    04/27/2015 7:07:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    gunalizer.com ^ | 4/27/2015 | RRangel
    Here’s an article, in where Dr. John R. Lott Jr., eviscerates Harvard Professor David Hemenway’s survey of cherry picked authors. That of course lead to the conclusion that guns are bad. It’s what these people do. No matter real credible research, and the longstanding Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, which is an obvious social utility of the people. I wonder why gun prohibitionists think the Second Amendment was created to begin with. It’s in the Bill of Rights. Even still, they love to refer to guns as if being deprived of arms, is some sort of benefit.
  • Suit By Aurora’s Victims Families Tossed: Ordered To Pay Ammo Court Costs

    04/27/2015 6:58:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    gunsnfreedom.com ^ | 4/26/2015 | Tim
    In September, Breitbart News reported that the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence joined with Sandy and Lonnie Phillips in suing Lucky Gunner and other firearm-related stores for selling ammunition and other supplies to alleged Aurora theater gunman, James Holmes. Holmes allegedly opened fire on movies-goers watching The Dark Knight Rises on July 20, 2012. In late March, Senior District Judge Richard Matsch threw out the suit and held that Lucky Gunner and the others “are entitled to an award of reasonable attorney fees and costs.”
  • Round in the Chamber?

    04/26/2015 2:56:36 PM PDT · by rktman · 191 replies
    blackmanwithagun.com ^ | 4/24/2015 | Michael Woodland
    My response was, “Always carry one in the chamber, not having one in does not compute with me.” My reason for saying this is easy, that is how I train. SFC Scarborough responded by stating that he does not feel safe with a round in the chamber, but that is how he trains. Now my thoughts are really trying to make sense of this, but then again, training prepares you for a serious encounter… right?
  • Home schooling was focus of Child Protection investigation, N.J. family says

    04/24/2015 11:00:15 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 51 replies
    NJ.com ^ | April 10, 2015 | Emily Cummins
    BELVIDERE—A Warren County family is suing the state's Division of Child Protection and Permanency for alleged unconstitutional home intrusion and civil rights violations. Christopher Zimmer and his wife Nicole, of Belvidere, filed a civil rights complaint in United States District Court in Trenton yesterday against DCP&P, a DCP&P supervisor and one of its case workers for an alleged "unlawful and unconstitutional home intrusion of their home." "I won't forget that morning for a long, long time," said Mr. Zimmer, thinking back to a Tuesday morning in January that began with a caseworker pounding on their door. .... Mr. Zimmer said...
  • Union cancels Boeing vote, claiming gun-toting workers told it to take off

    04/24/2015 12:13:58 PM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/24/2015 | unknown
    The union looking to organize workers at Boeing's South Carolina plant has put its plans in a holding pattern, claiming workers are so opposed to signing up that they chased labor leaders off their porches at gunpoint. The North Charleston plant, which opened in the right-to-work state four years ago and builds fuselages for 747s and 787s, employs about 7,500 workers. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers had been trying to build support for a vote this week on unionizing 3,175 production and maintenance workers, but called off the vote days before it was to happen.
  • Gun controllers get hot on Hillary

    04/24/2015 9:51:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/24/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Gun-control groups are gearing up for a Hillary Clinton campaign for president, saying the White House hopeful could prove a gigantic boon for their own policy devices. “As Hillary runs for president, she has a tremendous opportunity to educate the American public about how effective background checks are and the need to finish the job,” said Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, to the Hill.
  • The Rebel Sheriff

    04/23/2015 9:18:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 4/23/2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    In January 2013, a 32-second radio advertisement was broadcast in Milwaukee, and — quite by accident — a political star was born. Hoping to encourage local residents to play a part in their own protection, the commercial’s progenitor went firmly on the record in favor of the private ownership of firearms: “With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option.” Rather, listeners were invited to “consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm.” “You have a duty to protect yourself and your family,” the commercial intoned. “Can I count on...
  • To reduce gun violence, tighten gun ownership standards

    04/23/2015 8:53:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    newsobserver.com ^ | 4/22/2015 | editors
    That means going by more than how many guns there are and how many concealed permits there are. And Swanson isn’t one to pass the same label on all gun owners, most of whom are responsible owners. Rather, the study looks at “angry adults” who have access to guns and though they have the necessary permits and may never have been treated for mental health problems could pose a threat to others.
  • Update: 7-year-old boy found with loaded gun in Seneca County elementary school

    04/22/2015 9:46:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    syracuse.com ^ | 4/22/2015 | Jolene Almendarez
    The student with the gun has been identified as a 7-year-old male in the first-grade at South Seneca Elementary at 8326 Main St., said Chief Leon Anderson, of the Interlaken Police Department. He said conversations with the child and his parents led police to believe the boy did not intend to hurt anyone with the weapon. He said safety protocols at the school were carried out, but it was not put on lockdown because police were sure there was not a threat to other students after the gun was confiscated. Nobody is facing charges as of Tuesday night, but Anderson...
  • Manchin: Gun Control ‘Made Sense’ in 2013, And ‘It Makes Sense Now’

    04/22/2015 8:30:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/22/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During a Monday appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) defended his post-Sandy Hook gun control push as something that “made sense” in 2013 and something that “makes sense now.” Host Joe Scarborough approached the subject by talking about how he and Manchin came from different backgrounds — one a Republican and the other a Democrat — yet they found common ground in “[talking] about the need for background checks” and about how they “disagreed with the NRA” post-Sandy Hook.
  • WIKILEAKED: Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Control’s strategic plan

    04/21/2015 10:14:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    gunssavelife.com ^ | 4/18/2015 | unknown
    The Wikileaks release of Sony Pictures emails is helping to paint a picture of how Everytown For Gun Control, Bloomberg’s central gun grabbing group is promoting itself to potential donors. One new point we picked up was that Bloomberg is dumping $50M annually into the Everytown cesspool of paid political hacks. Email #1 From John Feinblatt of Everytown for Gun Control johnfeinblatt@everytown.org To michael_lynton@spe.sony.com, david.diamond@spe.sony.com FYI: Lynton is the CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. David Diamond is his secretary.
  • Cleveland City Council President: Gun Control Needed Whether It Works or Not

    04/21/2015 8:36:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/21/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 20, the Cleveland City Council passed a sweeping body of gun control measures supported by Mayor Frank Jackson (D), although there is a great deal of concern about whether the measures are effective or even enforceable.
  • Gun control: Burdensome legislation won’t stop criminals from getting guns

    04/19/2015 10:29:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    registerguard.com ^ | 4/19/2015 | James Fritz
    I’m a Democrat, I’m socially liberal, and I’m a gun owner. And when I say a new law won’t stop criminals from getting guns, I hope readers will at least pause for a moment to consider. The bill’s unintended consequences will further polarize politics, while doing nothing to keep guns away from criminals.
  • Legislators Reintroduce FIREARM Act to Expose ‘Race, Ethnicity’ Requirements for Gun Purchases

    04/19/2015 8:27:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/18/2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    “This requirement by the ATF is another example how this administration continually makes it harder for law-abiding citizens to possess firearms,” said Congressman Ted Poe. “Forcing citizens who are lawfully purchasing guns to disclose race and ethnicity with the threat of federal prosecution if they fail to disclose is completely unnecessary. Bottom line, if a law-abiding citizen is lawfully purchasing firearms, race and ethnicity are irrelevant. It is time to stop punishing those who are following the law.”
  • Texas set to approve open carry of handguns, seen as win for gun-rights activists

    04/18/2015 6:14:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 18, 2015
    Texas is poised to become the largest state in the U.S. to allow citizens to openly carry handguns, a change long sought by gun-rights activists. The Texas House of Representatives on Friday voted 96-35 to allow residents with concealed-handgun licenses to openly carry their guns in public in holsters. A similar open-carry measure passed the Texas Senate last month; the two open-carry bills must be squared before being sent to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who has indicated support for the idea. In contrast to its reputation for being permissive on firearms, Texas is one of six states, including California, New...
  • NAACP urges 'black people' to take up arms

    04/18/2015 7:12:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 97 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/17/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Arkansas black leaders are urging fellow minorities to take up arms, join gun clubs and help curb what they perceive as unjustified violence from police – the latest of many such call-to-arms among members of the black community. “Law enforcement has to understand, you cannot do what you please when you see us,” said Crittenden County NAACP chief, Shabaka Afrika, in a news conference reported by WTOC. Crittenden County Justice Commission founder Hubert Bass said locals ought to become better educated, especially about their constitutional rights, and should join gun clubs. “We’re going to study law,” he said. “What our...
  • Grassley to Holder: Why Is The VA Putting So Many Veterans on Your Federal Gun Ban List?

    04/17/2015 5:43:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 17, 2015 | Katie Pavlich, editor
    Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder expressing deep concerns over Veterans Affairs evaluations classifying veterans as "mentally defective" and banning them in the federal background check system from purchasing or owning a firearm. According to Grassley's office, the VA "reports individuals to the gun ban list if an individual merely needs financial assistance managing VA benefits," keeping them from exercising their Second Amendment rights. (Bolding is mine) "The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is effectively a national gun ban list and placement on the list precludes...
  • Billy Currington Pulls Out Of Tim McGraw’s Gun Control Concert Amid Fan Outrage

    04/17/2015 9:47:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/17/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Country fans were outraged and on April 16, Currington announced he was pulling out of the concert. According to the International Business Times (IBI), the gun control concert got the wrong kind of exposure when Breitbart News reported that concert beneficiary Sandy Hook Promise “is a vehicle through which various relatives of Sandy Hook victims have joined to push gun control until it passes.” Currington announced his decision to pull out via Facebook:
  • Larry King Slams Gun Ownership: 'Beyond Comprehension' to Civil Brits

    04/17/2015 9:15:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 70 replies
    newsbusters.com ^ | 4/16/2015 | Scott Whitlock
    Some may be surprised at this revelation, but Larry King still has a television show. The former CNN host is now on the propaganda outfit Russia Today, as well as Ora TV. On Wednesday, the reliably liberal host pushed gun control in a segment on the Second Amendment. Talking to Chuck Michel of the NRA, the anchor sneered, "So, when Sandy Hook happens, does the NRA feel bad?" Referencing the British, King mused, "I interviewed the head of Scotland Yard once and he could not believe that Americans own guns. It was beyond his comprehension that you could have a...
  • Chris Christie calls for 'the right balance' on gun rights

    04/16/2015 11:10:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 92 replies
    poltico.com ^ | 4/15/2015 | Adam B. Lerner
    Chris Christie took a centrist tone on guns Wednesday, calling for the “right balance” between gun control and the Second Amendment. “We’ve got to make sure we have public safety, but on the other hand we have to protect people’s rights both as sportsmen and hunters and for self protection too, find the right balance,” Christie told a group of New Hampshire voters at Chez Vachon in Manchester, according to New Jersey newspaper The Record.
  • Sandy Hook Promise Not Anti-Gun? Let’s Check

    04/16/2015 10:59:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    shotgunnews.com ^ | 4/15/2015 | Robert W. Hunnicutt
    Yesterday’s report on country singer Tim McGraw’s pending appearance in a benefit concert for Sandy Hook Promise drew more response than anything that’s ever appeared on shotgunnews.com. By quite a measure. Clearly, this struck a nerve.
  • Report: Firearm Facility Won't have Major Impact on Surrounding Area

    04/16/2015 10:31:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    nbc29.com ^ | 4/15/2015 | unknown
    An independent review says a proposed regional firearms facility for Charlottesville, Albemarle and University of Virginia law enforcement will not hurt the environment. The environmental assessment report from ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC says that the facility would have no major impact on the surrounding area.
  • Right to Bear Arms? Gun grabbing sweeping the nation

    04/15/2015 5:27:44 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 49 replies
    Cherished family heirlooms were among the 21 firearms Michael Roberts surrendered to the Torrance Police Department in 2010, after his doctor filed a restraining order against him. The court order was the result of a dispute Roberts had with a member of the doctor’s staff and, after Roberts pleaded no contest, the matter was resolved. Yet, even though he filed the proper Law Enforcement Gun Release paperwork on four separate occasions, obtained clearance from the California Department of Justice and had two court orders commanding the return of his guns, police refused to hand them over. With the backing of...
  • What does gun violence cost? Methodology

    04/15/2015 8:48:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    motherjones.com ^ | 4/15/2015 | ted miller
    This is an estimate of the money that police departments spend to respond to and investigate gun-related crimes. It includes police salaries, benefits, and equipment, as well as overhead costs to the police department. Miller based this calculation on the amount of time police spent on initial response and follow-up (based on this sample survey) and the amount of money police departments spend on average per officer (including fringe benefits, equipment, supervision, etc.) using data from the 2006 Census of Governments
  • Rebates For Rifles - Rep. Has List of Weapons To Turn In

    04/15/2015 7:44:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 66 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4/14/2015 | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) is set to reintroduce legislation this week that would provide a $2,000 tax credit to people who chose to turn in an assault weapon to law enforcement. According to the Support Assault Firearm Elimination and Education of our (SAFER) Streets Act, the term ‘specified assault weapon’ that people could turn in for the tax credit includes a long list of pistols, rifles and shotguns including:
  • Moms Demand Action Stamp Their Little Feet at Kroger. Again.

    04/14/2015 9:12:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 4/14/2015 | Dan Zimmerman
    Nothing – and we mean nothing – chaps Shannon Watts’ backside more than being ignored. As recently as last month, Kroger, the Cincinnati-based food giant, once again told MDA to go peddle their anti-2A papers somewhere else.
  • Tim McGraw to hold benefit concert against gun violence in CT

    04/14/2015 8:59:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies
    whdh.com ^ | 4/14/2014 | unknown
    Country star Tim McGraw will be headlining a benefit concert against gun violence in Hartford in July. McGraw's tour mates, Billy Currington and Chase Bryant will also perform.
  • Police: Man killed wife at Dunkin Donuts in Md.

    04/14/2015 7:57:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    myfoxdc.com ^ | 4/13/2015 | Sherri Ly
    Police say Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai Patel savagely murdered his wife inside the store near Arundel Mills Mall in Hanover late Sunday night. The body of 21-year-old Palak Bhadreshkumar Patel was found in the kitchen. A customer who was suspicious after seeing no workers inside alerted police around 10:50 p.m. An Anne Arundel County Police officer went in and found the victim. Police say she had been struck multiple times with what one source described as a type of sword or machete.
  • Researchers: Gun owners face much higher murder risks

    04/13/2015 8:03:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies
    witn.com ^ | 4/13/2015 | unknown
    “The most common reason that people have a gun is because they have it for home protection,” he says. “Unfortunately, the data indicates that having a gun is associated with both an increased risk of homicide, but even more importantly, an increased risk of suicide. We know that, for example, if there’s a gun in the home, the risk of suicide among adolescents and young adults increases tenfold.”
  • When Gun Owners Get Angry

    04/13/2015 7:27:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    psmag.com ^ | 4/13/2015 | Kate Wheeling
    Tens of thousands of gun-loving Americans gathered in Nashville, Tennessee, this past weekend for the National Rifle Association’s annual convention. Despite early headlines that claimed attendees would have to leave their guns at home, convention goers were able to bear arms in the conference center—and almost in the city’s public parks. In a nation with nearly as many privately owned guns as there are citizens, even NRA members support laws that block patients with histories of psychiatric commitments from owning guns. But a new study shows that curbing gun violence will require more comprehensive policies than just keeping firearms out...
  • Gabby Giffords’s Protégé Surrenders, Won’t Challenge Pro-Gun Rep Again

    04/13/2015 6:50:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/12/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 12, Gabby Giffords’s protégé and gun control supporter Ron Barber announced that he is not going to challenge pro-gun Representative Martha McSally (R-AZ-2) for her seat in 2016.
  • TheBlaze TV’s Dana Loesch Just Became the First Woman Since 1961 to Do This

    04/12/2015 9:19:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 4/11/2015 | Jason Howerton
    For the first time since 1961, a pro-gun woman will grace the cover of Guns & Ammo magazine’s June 2015 issue. That woman is “Hands Off My Gun” author and TheBlaze TV host Dana Loesch.
  • EXCLUSIVE–Donald Trump: We Must Maintain 2nd Amendment ‘In Its Strongest Form’

    04/12/2015 8:48:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/11/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 11 Breitbart News talked with GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump about guns and gun rights. When asked why it is important to defend the Second Amendment, Trump said: It is so important that we maintain the Second Amendment and that we maintain it strongly. And one of the main reasons is because the good people, the upstanding people, follow laws and norms but the bad ones don’t. So if the Second Amendment weren’t there to protect our rights and someone tampered with them, the good people would be affected but the bad people wouldn’t care–they couldn’t care less....
  • Dr. Ben Carson Attempts to Clarify His Second Amendment Stance at NRA Annual Meetings

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

    04/10/2015 10:56:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    guns.com ^ | 4/10/2015 | Jennifer Cruz
    Residents of Nevada may soon have the option of trucking around with a license plate displaying their support for the Second Amendment. The bill to authorize the new plate design was unanimously passed by the Senate Transportation Committee Thursday, and will now head to the Senate floor for a vote.
  • Shannon Watts: Everyone Should Have to Go Through Background Check Gabby Giffords’ Attacker

    04/10/2015 10:13:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/10/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Question: Would expanding background checks to every sale, both retail and private, stop high profile shootings like the one that resulted in Gabby Giffords’ injury or the heinous attack on Sandy Hook Elementary? The answer is no. Expanding background checks will not prevent such attacks as Giffords endured because her attacker passed a background check. And, as Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) explained, expanding background checks would not have stopped Adam Lanza from attacking Sandy Hook because he stole his guns, thereby purposely circumventing all gun controls.
  • Why Rand Paul Is Unwelcome at NRA Gun Rights Convention

    04/10/2015 8:59:37 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4/10/2015 | Reid Epstein
    Sen. Rand Paul wasn’t invited to speak at this weekend’s National Rifle Association annual convention because the Kentucky Republican is caught in the crossfire between competing gun-rights organizations. Top NRA officials are unhappy that Mr. Paul has for years lent his name to fundraising solicitations for the National Association for Gun Rights, a group that fashions itself a more conservative alternative to NRA. Mr. Paul’s aides have been told by the NRA he will be unwelcome to participate at NRA events as long as he remains affiliated with NAGR, according to people familiar with the conversation. Publicly, the NRA chalked...
  • Rand Paul is too strong on the Second Amendment, according to the NRA

    04/09/2015 8:58:58 PM PDT · by Plummz · 42 replies
    Red State ^ | Red State
    The NRA’s annual convention is coming up. They invited possible/announced 2016 candidates Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Scott Walker, and Jeb Bush. Two people they didn’t invite: Chris Christie and Rand Paul. It is not surprising that the New Jersey moderate was not invited. But the lack of an invitation for Paul stands out.The Daily Beast reports that Paul did request an invitation to the convention, but was denied: However, a source with knowledge of Paul’s dealings with the NRA said the claim that he did not request an invitation to the convention was “not true.”Further, the...
  • Prohibited Firearm Users Amass Weapons from Oregon Online Gun Market

    04/08/2015 10:00:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    golocalpdx.com ^ | 4/7/2015 | Annie Ellison
    “This investigation highlights something we’ve known for a long time – that the online market for guns leaves a gaping loophole for criminals and other dangerous people to buy a gun without a background check,” said Sarah Finger McDonald, one of 50,000 Oregon members of the group Moms Demand Action. According to Everytown’s research, gun sales online eclipsed sales at gun shows by a factor of four. More guns were sold by unlicensed vendors online in a week than at a year of Oregon gun shows.
  • Internet gun sales in Oregon creating dangerous, unregulated market, report claims

    04/08/2015 9:47:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | 4/7/2015 | Jeff Mapes
    The report from Everytown for Gun Safety said that sellers using just four popular websites may be transferring as many as 25,000 guns a year in Oregon without conducting criminal background checks. Everytown also conducted a sting-like operation by posting 17 ads that had inquiries from 11 people with criminal records who are legally prohibited from buying firearms. Among them were two felons with a record of methamphetamine use as well as two others with domestic violence convictions.
  • Wal-Mart Being Pressured To Stop Selling Sporting Rifles

    04/08/2015 8:29:47 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 04/08/2015 | Alex Swoyer
    One of the nation’s largest gun retailers will soon find out if it may continue to sell sporting rifles. Some investors have argued Wal-Mart shouldn’t be in the business of selling high-capacity magazine rifles.
  • Gun Violence Survivors Demand Action: 'We Can Do Better Than This'

    04/07/2015 8:37:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 4/6/2015 | Melissa Jeltsen
    Richard Martinez’s right wrist bulges with rubber bracelets, each one inscribed with a name and given to him by a grieving family shattered by an act of gun violence. Around his left wrist is the watch his son, Christopher, was wearing when he was killed. Martinez was given the watch when he went to the morgue to identify his 20-year-old son’s body. “It was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do,” he said. It’s been almost a year since a killing spree in Isla Vista, California, left six people -- including Martinez’s only child -- dead, and more than...
  • No Lie Was Off Limits to the Late Sarah Brady in Her Quest to Disarm Law-Abiding Americans.

    04/07/2015 8:26:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    crimefilenews.com ^ | 4/3/2015 | unknown
    Sarah Brady had been the face of Gun Control in America for more than three decades. However today at age 73 she has succumbed to a bout of pneumonia. Brady became the convenient standard bearer for the forces that hate all guns and gun rights. This after a armed madman wounded her husband James Brady who was President Ronald Reagan’s Press Secretary during a 1981assassination attempt. Brady led a very deceptive campaign that was intended to incrementally outlaw all firearms. She cleverly began to change firearm adjectives and successfully demonized firearms based on simple cosmetics. Like Brady most Americans were...
  • Stolen Flint police guns used in crimes around Michigan

    04/07/2015 8:18:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    mlive.com ^ | 4/6/2015 | Gary Ridley
    In all, 17 service pistols and shotguns belonging to Flint police are officially listed as stolen, while another 22 guns used by Flint police are listed as lost or missing -- including a sub-machine gun and a short-barreled shotgun.
  • Giffords: Oregonians Should Have To Pass Same Background Check My Attacker Passed

    04/07/2015 7:59:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 4/3/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 27 215 Gabby Giffords backed Oregon Democrats in pushing all future Oregon gun purchasers to pass the same background check Jared Loughner passed to acquire the firearm with which he attacked Giffords and eighteen others in Tucson. The legislation–SB 941, sponsored by [longtime gun banner] state senator Floyd Prozanski (D-Eugene)–would require a background check for every gun sale and/or transfer in Oregon–whether retail or private–except for sales between “close relatives,” which would continue to be a privilege the government allows.
  • Notice to Firearms Retailers: Important Credit Card Processing Changes Coming

    04/07/2015 7:47:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    nssfblog.com ^ | 4/6/2015 | Patrick Shay
    In order to provide additional and enhanced credit card protection for consumers, credit card companies will soon implement new rules that will change the way credit and debit card transactions will be processed. All major credit card companies are issuing new EMV (Europay, Mastercard and Visa) cards or “smart cards” that contain embedded microchips that provide transaction security features and other capabilities not possible with current, traditional, magnetic stripe cards. (Note: Smart cards are not new. They have been around a long time and most of the world has already migrated to EMV technology. The United States is one of...
  • New App Will Show Where Gun Control Supporters Live

    04/07/2015 7:21:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    bluenationreview.com ^ | 4/7/2015 | Jesse Berney
    It’s been my experience that while most gun-rights activists are wrong-headed, they are not inherently threatening or dangerous. But clearly this app is meant to intimidate people into not working towards what they think is right. And it only takes one person willing to step over the line to turn this app deadly.
  • Tax credits-for-guns bill rolls through Congress 'Assault weapons are not about hunting,

    04/07/2015 4:56:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/7/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    A new law to encourage gun owners to turn in their weapons to local police departments by rewarding them with tax credits is moving through the halls of Congress. The Support Assault Firearm Elimination and Education of our (SAFER) Streets Act is due for reintroduction in Congress by Connecticut Democratic Rep. Rosa DeLauro, The Hill reported. “Assault weapons are not about hunting, or even self-defense,” she said. “There is no reason on earth, other than to kill as many people as possible in as short a time as possible, that anyone needs a gun designed for a battlefield.” DeLauro wants...