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  • Bogus Editorial Goes After Gun Owners(FL)

    09/28/2016 7:05:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 9/27/2016 | Beth Baumann
    Last Friday, the Tampa Bay Times published an absolutely asinine editorial in which it claimed the NRA and companies like Delta Defense are prepping gun owners for the legal ramifications of shooting someone. The state has created such a Wild West atmosphere that gun owners are signing up for coaching and legal help so they can be prepared when they shoot someone. …An emerging industry that offers instructions to members for responding to police after they shoot someone, liability coverage and legal advice fuels a shoot-first mentality.
  • Presidential Debate: Hillary Clinton Calls for Background Checks to Fix ‘Gun Epidemic’

    09/27/2016 9:58:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/26/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    During the September 26 presidential debate Hillary Clinton said America has a “gun epidemic” and called for background checks to fix it. She also called for adding the terror watch list to background checks in hopes of keeping guns out of the hands of terrorists.
  • Democrat steers terrorism hearing toward gun control(hijack alert!)

    09/21/2016 11:46:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 9/21/2016 | Jacqueline Klimas
    It's impossible to talk about protecting the homeland from terrorists without addressing gun control laws, one New York Democrat said on Wednesday. During a House Homeland Security Committee hearing titled "Stopping the next attack: How to keep our city streets from becoming the battleground," Rep. Brian Higgins said American streets already are a battleground where people are 3,000 times more likely to be killed by an American with a gun than by a terrorist. "You can't with any credibility hold a hearing with the topic 'stopping the next attack, how to keep our cities from becoming battlegrounds,' without fundamentally addressing...
  • Union leader says Question 1 is not about the Second Amendment(Nevada)

    09/20/2016 9:41:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    guns.com ^ | 9/19/2016 | Christen Smith
    The leader of a statewide law enforcement union said Sunday Nevada’s expanded background check ballot question isn’t about protecting the Second Amendment — it’s about promoting public safety. Jim Dunlap, president of the Nevada Association of Public Safety Officers, told the Las Vegas Sun he disagrees with most of the state’s sheriffs when it comes to Question 1. “As top law enforcement officials, they have an obligation to their employees and to the people who elect them,” he said. “They say their opposition is about the Second Amendment, but our stand is on public safety. This measure will make it...
  • Federal Appeals Court to Hear Two Cases Challenging D.C. Gun Law

    09/18/2016 12:13:28 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 17, 2016 | JOE PALAZZOLO
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is scheduled to hear arguments in two cases on Tuesday that present questions at the bleeding edge of Second Amendment law: Is there a constitutional right to carry a handgun outside the home? And if so, how much can the government limit that right? The court is weighing a Washington, D.C., law that requires anyone seeking a license to carry a concealed gun to show “good reason to fear injury.” Living in a high-crime neighborhood isn’t reason enough, according to rules put out by D.C.’s chief of police. Applicants have to...
  • ICYMI: Guinn Center: “Q1 unenforceable without firearm registration scheme”(NV)

    09/16/2016 6:27:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 9/15/2016 | editors
    According to an article in this week’s Las Vegas Review Journal, the Guinn Center, an independent think tank, took a close look at the Question 1 gun control ballot initiative. The study had this to say about Question 1: [it could] be a challenge to enforce, if not altogether unenforceable, without a firearm registration scheme — especially in rural counties with limited resources; [a] claim made by the measure’s opponents seems to be supported by a 2001 Department of Justice survey of inmates, which found that less than 1 percent of the criminals obtained a gun through an unlicensed sale...
  • Is Gun Confiscation Coming To Hawaii?

    09/16/2016 4:27:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/15/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Hawaii’s new law requires current and future gun owners to register in the FBI’s “Rap Back” system. The FBI calls it their Next Generation Identification Program, which is currently used to track the actions of people who are part of ongoing criminal investigations. If someone enrolled in the database has contact with law enforcement, an alert is issued through the FBI. Now the program will be used to track the actions of all law-abiding gun owners in Hawaii—and not just residents. SB 2954 requires law enforcement to request a “Rap Back” on anyone requesting a firearm license or registering a...
  • Missouri Becomes 11th Constitutional Carry State

    09/15/2016 7:51:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/14/2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Late on Wednesday night, the Missouri legislature voted to overturn Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of bill SB 656 and allow Missourians to carry concealed weapons without a permit. This is known as "Constitutional carry." Missouri is now the 11th state to have a Constitutional carry law on the books.
  • Concealed carry without permit becomes law in Missouri

    09/14/2016 11:20:04 PM PDT · by Darth Gill · 62 replies
    Missourian ^ | 2016-09-14 | LUCILLE SHERMAN
    JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri became the latest state to allow residents to carry a concealed weapon without a permit when lawmakers supported the change Wednesday. Tense debate during the legislature's annual veto override session encompassed themes of race and class as lawmakers clashed over whether to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of Senate Bill 656. In the days leading up to the session the debate drew national attention, with organizations on both sides of the issues working to influence lawmakers. Another controversial part of the bill is its "stand your ground" provision, which will allow residents to use deadly force...
  • Mayor Landrieu signs city's new gun safety ordinance into law(New Orleans)

    09/14/2016 11:19:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    wdsu.com ^ | 9/12/2016 | Kelsey Davis
    At a news conference Friday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, in partnership with City Councilmembers Jason Rogers Williams and James Gray and New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison announced a new city ordinance aimed at promoting gun safety in New Orleans.
  • Time to ban one of America’s favorite weapons(seattle)

    09/14/2016 11:13:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | 9/9/2016 | editors
    NO matter how many times the gun lobby says it, more guns won’t make Americans safer. That’s especially true of semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15. America has seen again and again the lethal cost of these weapons of destruction deployed in civil society, from Newtown, Conn., to Orlando, Fla., to San Bernadino, Calif., to Umpqua Community College to Mukilteo. Although these so-called “assault weapons,” fitted with high capacity magazines, are used in a small fraction of America’s gun homicides, they are terrifyingly powerful when deployed. Such weapons resulted in 155 percent more people shot and nearly 50 percent more people...
  • State Dept: ‘Senate must ratify UN Arms Trade Treaty for it to be legal.’

    09/14/2016 11:07:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    gunmartblog.com ^ | 9/13/2016 | Eric
    Under the Gun Control Act of 1968 and the Arms Export Control Act of 1976, which has been amended several times over the years, already give the executive branch essential control over the movement of weapons in and out of the United States, Bromund said. The Arms Trade Treaty went into effect on Christmas Eve 2014, but the administration has never submitted the treaty to the Senate for ratification, where it would require 67 senators voting for it to pass. After Kerry signed on in 2013, 50 senators–including three Democrats–signed a letter to Obama expressing concern the treaty was overly...
  • NRA Nevadans for Freedom Fact Checks Gun Control Mail Piece

    09/14/2016 10:02:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 9/13/2016 | unknown
    Bloomberg-backed piece falsely claims Question 1 will stop “convicted felons from buying a gun.” In a recent mail piece, Nevadans for Background Checks continues to peddle false claims in an attempt to pass a law that would criminalize virtually all private firearms transfers. The mail piece claims that Question 1, the Bloomberg gun control initiative, would stop “convicted felons from buying a gun without a background check.” Criminals, by definition, don’t follow the law. In this case, they will ignore the law and continue their criminal activities unaffected.
  • BREAKING: Katie Couric Sued for $12 Million For Defamation In Anti-Gun Documentary

    09/13/2016 10:20:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 9/13/2016 | Bob Owens
    Second Amendment rights advocacy organization the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL), along with two of its members, today filed a $12 million defamation lawsuit against Katie Couric, director Stephanie Soechtig, Atlas Films, and Studio 3 Partners LLC d/b/a Epix for false and defamatory footage featured in the 2016 documentary film Under the Gun. The film portrays a fictional exchange in which members of the VCDL appear silent, stumped, and avoiding eye contact for nearly nine seconds after Katie Couric asks a question about background checks. An unedited audio recording of the interview reveals that—contrary to the portrayal in the film—the...
  • Intent of 2nd Amendment is crystal clear

    09/12/2016 5:59:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/11/2016 | Bill Federer
    Signer of the Constitution Gouverneur Morris wrote: “Americans need never fear their government because of the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation.” Thomas Cooley stated of the Second Amendment: “The right is general. It may be supposed from the phraseology of this provision that the right to keep and bear arms was only guaranteed to the militia; but this would be an interpretation not warranted by the intent. The militia, as has been explained elsewhere, consists of those persons who, under the law, are liable to the performance of military...
  • How 2016 Could Be Pivotal in the Battle Over Guns( Trump "is more radical than the NRA.")

    09/10/2016 9:29:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    motherjones.com ^ | 9/8/2016 | Becca Andrews
    "At some level, Trump is more radical than the NRA. In the wake of Orlando, he was calling on people to walk into bars fully armed as a means to prevent future tragedies."
  • Recent UN Arms Trade Treaty Conference Marks Dangerous Shift in U.S. Policy(unBS)

    09/05/2016 10:38:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 9/2/2016 | unknown
    Rather than fulfill her obligation of providing a message of good will, Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs H.E. Claudia Ruiz Massieu used her statement to inform the 109 states, 12 organizations, and 58 NGO’s in attendance that Mexico’s crime problems are the direct result of firearms illegally crossing their northern border. Seemingly taking her que from Barack Obama’s erroneous assertion that it is “easier for you to buy a handgun and clips than it is for you to buy a fresh vegetable,” Massieu boldly proclaimed that in America “it is easier to acquire a firearm than a liter of milk...
  • Lacking initiatives 5 state ballot measures that would restrict firearm ownership(T)

    09/04/2016 10:02:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/1/2016 | Jeff Knox
    As the presidential election has captured the national spotlight, there are many other matters to be aware of prior to Nov. 8. Congressional elections are particularly critical this year, as a shift in the U.S. Senate is a real possibility. That would mean that Chuck Schumer would become majority leader. Retiring Harry Reid was a moderate compared to Schumer. If the House changes hands, we would see Nancy Pelosi as speaker of the House once more. Everyone should remember how well that worked. And then there are state elections, including five ballot measures dealing with firearm laws in Washington, Colorado,...
  • The Gun Control Hoax: Perverting The Meaning Of The Second Amendment

    09/02/2016 10:20:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    danaloeschradio.com ^ | 6/14/2016 | Dana Loesch
    Is anyone else tired of navel-gazing pieces on firearms written by people who know nothing about them? If you’re not, you’re in luck! Slate added another to the trash heap: Sunday night, when my son asked me why we shoot each other dead almost every day in America, I got to tell him that it’s because we are “free.” We are free to get a .223 caliber AR-15–style semi-automatic rifle and a 9mm handgun. And we are free to sell those weapons to someone who might shoot and kill 49 people in a nightclub because of whom they choose to...
  • Proposal would label bullets sold in Illinois with serial numbers

    09/02/2016 7:26:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 79 replies
    fox32chicago.com ^ | 8/2/2016 | Larry Yellen
    The CEO of AMMO Coding Systems, Matt Harrington, says his technology would allow ammo manufacturers to easily code the millions of bullets they sell every year. After recovering bullets at a shooting, police could enter those codes into a database, learn where the bullets were purchased, then visit the seller to obtain the name of the buyer. “You're going to have to explain, Mr. Smith, why is the bullet you bought at Walmart now in this five year old's head, on the West Side of Chicago. Explain that,” Harrington said.
  • No, The ATF Is Not Going All “Snidely Whiplash” On The Ammunition Industry

    09/01/2016 11:31:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    http://bearingarms.com ^ | 9/1/2016 | Bob Owens
    There were some panicked posts earlier this week in some other firearms-focused sites which claimed the ATF had redefined wetted nitrocellulose as a high explosive, and that this redefinition would dramatically affect the availability and cost of ammunition.
  • The Tracers - An inside look at the Real-Life Database of America’s Firearms.

    09/01/2016 11:21:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    vimeo.com/ ^ | 8/30/2016 | Steven Brahms
    There's no telling how many guns we have in America—and when one gets used in a crime, no way for the cops to connect it to its owner. The only place the police can turn for help is a Kafkaesque agency in West Virginia, where, thanks to the gun lobby, computers are illegal and detective work is absurdly antiquated. On purpose. Thing is, the geniuses who work there are quietly inventing ways to do the impossible.
  • A mother shot a 31-year-old man she found kissing her teen daughter, police say

    08/31/2016 4:30:25 PM PDT · by BBell · 82 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/ ^ | 8/30/16 | Kristine Guerra
    A 31-year-old man found himself running from bullets after a mother found him in her 16-year-old daughter’s bedroom, police say. Valerie Fowler, of Paoli, Okla., shot Brandon Vail twice after she found him and her daughter kissing, according to an affidavit. Vail survived and was taken to a hospital by helicopter, while Fowler was arrested on charges of assault and battery with a deadly weapon. The teen, who was identified in the affidavit as K.P., told police that her boyfriend had been coming over three times a week after her mother left for work at 5:30 a.m.But on Monday morning,...
  • San Jose Police Chief: Too Many Guns In U.S., Gun Control Needed(Dolt control!)

    08/31/2016 11:06:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 80 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/31/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia says there are “absolutely” too many guns in America, and that more gun control is needed. Garcia also said Black Lives Matter is “a valid movement” and that his police department needs to to “acknowledge … [our] badge didn’t always stand for what it stands for today.” According to San Jose Inside, Garcia said the Second Amendment is “very important” but “obviously very polarizing,” too. He added:I agree with the right to bear arms, but I equally believe in the limitations that have been placed by our courts. One aspect that I find interesting...
  • Poll Shows Public Increasingly Divided On Gun Control

    08/31/2016 9:31:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/31/2016 | Erin Cinney
    Democrats and Republicans are more divided on gun control than they have been in years, a new poll shows. The gap in the public’s differed priorities regarding gun policies has grown increasingly wide since 2000. Between Aug. 9 and Aug. 16 Pew Research conducted a survey on gun control versus protecting gun rights including 2,010 adults, 1,567 of which were registered voters. The poll showed that in 2000, the percentage gap sat at 20 percent with a favor in controlling gun ownership over protecting gun rights. By 2012, this percentage gap grew to a 41 percent difference. Today, it is...
  • Californians, Get out and Sign the Gunmageddon Petitions

    08/30/2016 11:00:53 AM PDT · by vette6387 · 23 replies
    self | 8/30/16 | vette6387
    There are a group of petitions needing an aggregate of 360,000 signatures of registered California voters in order for them to be placed on the November Statewide Ballot as Initiatives that will 1) repeal all the recent anti-gun laws promulgated by the State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown and 2) To nullify a Proposition being placed on the same November Ballot by Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom adding further Second Amendment restricting laws regarding guns, gun ownership and the purchase of ammunition. If these initiatives pass this November, virtually all of the anti-gun legislation that is currrent...
  • How Can You Love Guns Knowing They Kill So Many People?

    08/30/2016 8:34:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 169 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 8/29/2016 | Liz Shields
    John B. Fischer over at The Atlantic wants to explore the question "Is it morally acceptable to love machine guns?" He wonders, how can one love guns knowing they kill people in this "era of mass violence"? Fischer asks this question while visiting and participating in Oklahoma's Full Auto Shoot and Trade Show (OFASTS). I came here to answer a question: Why do people find it fun to attend a festival where they can shoot the country’s most powerful civilian weaponry during a time of mass violence? In many people’s view, gun ownership is integral to America’s cultural identity. But...
  • Three Reasons Why Popular Support for “Universal Background Checks” Doesn’t Matter

    08/29/2016 8:53:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 8/28/2016 | Robert Farago
    "When it comes to gun control and the Second Amendment, Democrats and Republicans are deeply divided except for a few safety measures such as background checks on gun sales,” huffingtonpost.com reports, analyzing a Pew Research report released Friday. (Click here to read.) Pew examines the pew-pew views of Trump and Clinton supporters. The results aren’t surprising, but they are revealing. Both candidates’ supporters favor “background checks for private and gun show sales” by a wide margin. Here are three reasons why the supposedly pro-gun Trump voters’ support for “universal background checks” (UBC’s) is irrelevant.
  • Public support, pleas from grieving family fail to move Wisconsin on gun background checks

    08/28/2016 10:40:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    host.madison.com ^ | 8/28/2016 | ALEXANDRA ARRIAGA
    “We started to find out that people actually can get guns without a background check,” said Daniel, who lives in Illinois, where all gun purchasers must pass a background check. “As naive as I was back then, I thought because I go through a background check, everybody did. So we start to find out about all these loopholes that we have in our laws.” Since his sister’s death, Daniel has pushed lawmakers to expand criminal background checks beyond licensed dealers to private sellers, such as those who advertise on Armslist. That is where Radcliffe found the seller of the gun...
  • Where Do Criminals Get Their Guns?

    08/28/2016 6:23:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/28/2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    Another fallacy that is disabused in this survey (which states it follows in a long line of other surveys) is that more background checks will change anything in terms of how criminals get guns. Since they typically do not walk into an FFL making background checks more demanding, is not going to decrease the use of guns in crimes. For ordinary citizens, they must and do comply with the gun laws no matter how they acquire their guns. As I stated previously, it appears to me the anti-gun people are creating laws to restrict the activities of law-abiding citizens. That...
  • Toomey Crosses Gun-Rights Divide In Pennsylvania Senate Race

    08/27/2016 12:54:16 PM PDT · by Abby4116 · 47 replies
    CBS Local ^ | August 27, 2016
    CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — Freshman U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is the rare conservative Republican who is running for re-election with the support of leading gun-control groups, but it may not be enough to save him in Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania in this unusual election year....His stance so angered one gun-rights group that it is backing his Democratic opponent, Katie McGinty, just to send a message to Toomey and any other Republican who might deviate from orthodoxy on guns.
  • Democrats for Governor on 2A: Increase gun control and ban firearms(New Hampsha)

    08/26/2016 10:59:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    nhpoliticalbuzz.org ^ | 8/23/2016 | Kimberly Morin
    On Monday, WMUR released an interview segment with each Democrat running in the gubernatorial primary discussing gun control. As painful as it may seem to sit through interview after interview with any politicians, it’s important to understand what these men are saying and what they actually mean. All three Democrats for Governor – Colin Van Ostern, Mark Connolly and Steve Marchand – are for gun control yet claim to be supporters of the 2nd Amendment. Political Buzz breaks down their statements with facts.
  • Top 10 States for Machine Gun Ownership(legal owners)

    08/26/2016 10:49:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/25/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) recently released a report highlighting state-by-state ownership of guns regulated under the National Firearms Act (NFA) of 1934. Firearms and accessories covered under the NFA (hereafter: NFA-registered firearms) include machine guns, short-barreled rifles, short-barreled shotguns, silencers/suppressors, certain explosive devices, etc.
  • America finds its voice on gun safety(Barf X2)

    08/23/2016 9:40:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 8/22/2016 | mark and gabby
    Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we've founded a gun violence prevention organization, Americans for Responsible Solutions, and criss-crossed the nation, speaking out about the commonsense solutions, like closing loopholes in our criminal background check laws for gun sales, that have been proven to reduce gun violence and save lives. We've met with gun violence survivors, legislators and testified before Congress. We've heard from those on the front lines of our national gun violence crisis. We've worked with veterans, law enforcement, businessmen and women, members of the clergy, and domestic violence prevention leaders.
  • Elderly Florida Man Shoots Fleeing Thief And May Have Ruined His Own Life

    08/23/2016 9:24:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 68 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 8/22/2016 | Bob Owens
    The homeowner asked the suspect what he was doing and then the suspect ran across the street, officials said. The homeowner opened fire and shot the suspect several times, Kvalheim said, adding the injuries appeared non-life threatening.
  • New Anti-Gun Movie Shows Women Refusing To Have Sex with Men Until They Give Up Their Firearms

    08/22/2016 7:56:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 120 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/22/2016 | Matt Vespa
    If there's one thing that the men of Rockford Texas love as much as their women, it's their guns. But when a gun incident at a neighborhood school spurs one stay at home mom, Jenna (Andrea Anders), to rethink Rockford's obsessive gun culture, life in this idyllic town is turned upside-down. Much to the chagrin of her husband, (Matt Passmore), Jenna ignites a movement by recruiting the women to withhold sex from the men until every gun in Rockford is vanquished. A wild and hilarious showdown ensues between the sexes. As tensions and libidos rise, the men and women of...
  • The family that shoots together(Winter Haven FL)

    08/21/2016 10:48:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    sayuncle.com ^ | 8/20/2016 | Unknown
    Intruder Breaks Into Home; Shot By Entire Family
  • Should You Own an AR-15?

    08/21/2016 5:48:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 203 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    After the massacre of gay Americans having a good time at an Orlando nightclub by an Islamic terrorist there were vivid discussions about people owning an AR-15 -- the principle long gun in use in America -- despite the fact that it was not the firearm used by the murderer. For some the discussion immediately lurched to gun control, but a lot of people had very little knowledge to support their arguments. I thought we should take a look at the AR-15. (Note: I am neither a gun owner or member of the NRA.) Another issue about the gun came...
  • NFL Includes Gun Ownership Conduct in Players' Social Responsibility Training(WTH?)

    08/20/2016 8:20:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    bleacherreport.com ^ | 8/18/2016 | Adam Wells
    The NFL has added gun ownership conduct and safety to its annual social responsibility training for players. Per espnW.com's Jane McManus, the NFL "pared down and changed" elements of the social responsibility training and added videos—including showing "a drunken driver swerving a car all over the road"—with players being "asked to discuss" afterward. The gun conduct portion came about following an offseason in which Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in June and former New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Will Smith was murdered in April. NFL vice president of social responsibility Anna Isaacson explained...
  • A Hillary Clinton Loss Would Hobble Gun Reform, Says Connecticut Senator

    08/20/2016 8:08:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    time.com ^ | 8/18/2016 | Philip Elliott
    Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy does not shy away from the fact that guns on are on the national ballot this November. “If Donald Trump wins, it will be a pretty dramatic setback,” says Murphy, who has emerged as the Democratic Party’s most vocal champion of new gun regulation. “Not just because how terrible he’ll be on the issue, but the fact that a presidential candidate who ran asking for a mandate on guns lost.” For Murphy, the fight is personal. He had just been elected to the Senate in 2012 when word arrived that there had been an incident at...
  • Report Shows No Group of Americans Is More Law-abiding Than Concealed Carry Holders

    08/18/2016 8:58:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/17/2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    “Indeed, it is impossible to think of any other group in the U.S. that is anywhere near as law-abiding" as concealed carry permit holders. So concluded the Crime Prevention Research Center following its new report, “Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States 2016." The center studied the rate of criminal offenses among concealed carry holders in Florida and Texas when coming to its conclusion. The findings speak for themselves.
  • Venezuelan Government Further Disarming Citizens By Crushing Guns, Registering Ammo

    08/18/2016 8:50:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/18/2016 | Katie Pavlich
    "We are going to bring disarmament and peace," Reverol told reporters, while police officers drilled and sawed at rusty shotguns, home made pistols and some newer weapons. While the Venezuelan government and liberal western media will frame this move as an effort to reduce crime, it's about keeping the citizenry defenseless against the government in a time of complete societal breakdown. The government has come for guns belonging to Venezuelans before in the name of "safety," coupled with promises of lower crime. Both lies. Over to you, Gabby Franco:
  • Joe Manchin: Second Amendment Needs More Regulation

    08/14/2016 10:36:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/11/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    According to the Cumberland Times-News, Manchin told town hall attendees that “gun control should be governed by common sense.” He then criticized constitutional carry, suggesting that more criminals will carry, now that the law does not require a permit. Manchin said, “Before, we always knew who we were chasing — the bad guy — but we knew most of the people didn’t have a gun concealed, and if they did, they were responsible. We don’t know that anymore. So I’m for responsible gun control.”
  • REASONS TO WORRY ABOUT AN HRC PRESIDENCY(not ALL the reasons, there's plenty)

    08/14/2016 9:32:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    backwoodshome.com ^ | 8/14/2016 | Massad Ayoob
    Why am I concerned with the prospect of Hillary Rodham Clinton as President of the United States? Let me begin to count the reasons. For many years I have been a sworn police officer. Mrs. Clinton’s dislike of police has long been a matter of record. From her contempt for the Arkansas troopers on her bodyguard detail when her husband was governor of that state, to the disdain with which she treated Secret Service when she was in the White House, to her campaign’s recent announcement that it was not interested in an endorsement by the Fraternal Order of Police,...
  • Giffords blasts Trump's Second Amendment comments

    08/13/2016 9:36:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 8/9/2016 | Harper Neidig
    Former Rep. Gabby Giffords on Tuesday blasted Donald Trump over his apparent joke about the possibility of Hillary Clinton being shot. The former Arizona Democrat issued a statement with her husband, Mark Kelly, saying the GOP nominee's remarks could incite violence.
  • CNN Introduces Mark Kelly As “Gun Owner And Second Amendment Supporter”

    08/13/2016 9:20:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    americas1stfreedom.org ^ | 8/12/2016 | unknown
    On Thursday, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer introduced an interviewee as a “gun owner” and “Second Amendment supporter.” The interviewee? Mark Kelly, who, together with wife Gabby Gifford, founded Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), whom Blitzer described as a “gun violence prevention group” (the label gun-control groups prefer of late). Check Kelly’s credentials: ARS’ website supports so-called “universal” background checks, closing non-existent “loopholes” for online sales and “unlicensed dealers,” and funding of Centers for Disease Control anti-gun research into gun violence as a “public health issue.” His statements support Massachusetts AG Maura Healey, who just imposed a unilateral ban on the sale...
  • Sweden may have the answer to America’s gun problem(NOT! Idiot alert!)

    08/12/2016 10:36:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    vox.com ^ | 8/8/2016 | Tom Heberlein
    As we face a firearm crisis in America today, it’s time for hunters to stop hiding behind the Second Amendment and claim the moral high ground as our nation’s responsible gun owners. Here’s how the Swedish system works: Only responsible people are trusted with firearms. Sweden licenses guns in much the same way we license cars and drivers. You can have up to six guns but can get more with special permission. To apply for a firearm permit you must first take a year-long hunter training program and pass a written and shooting test. You can also apply for a...
  • Governor Sandoval Joins Mounting Opposition to Question One

    08/12/2016 9:52:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 8/11/2016 | unknown
    “As the people of Nevada learn the truth about Question One gun control initiative, opposition mounts," said Robert Uithoven, campaign director of NRA Nevadans for Freedom. "Governor Sandoval knows that Question One would not prevent criminals from obtaining firearms and would instead cost Nevadans time, money, and freedom. We’re excited to have Governor Sandavol join the growing coalition of Nevadans committed to defending freedom from Bloomberg’s extreme gun control agenda.” Question 1, financed by former New York City Mayor and anti-gun activists Michael Bloomberg, is part of Bloomberg’s national gun-control agenda that will make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens...
  • One Ally Remains Firmly Behind Donald Trump: The N.R.A

    08/10/2016 6:26:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aug. 10, 2016 | NICK CORASANITI and ALEXANDER BURNS
    Donald J. Trump’s candidacy has driven away throngs of Republican elected officials, donors and policy experts. But not the National Rifle Association. With Mr. Trump increasingly isolated and hobbled by controversies of his own making, the powerful gun-rights group has emerged as one of his remaining stalwart allies in the Republican coalition: the institution on the right most aggressively committed to his candidacy, except for the Republican National Committee itself. The association has spent millions of dollars on television commercials for Mr. Trump, even as other Republican groups have kept their checkbooks closed and Mr. Trump’s campaign has not run...
  • Trump: "Reuters just announced that Secret Service never spoke to me or my campaign"

    08/10/2016 5:20:19 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 40 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/10/2016 | Donald Trump
    WHOLE TITLE...Donald Trump: "Reuters just announced that Secret Service never spoke to me or my campaign. Made up story by @CNN is a hoax. Totally dishonest."