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  • Exclusive: GOP Congressman Preps National Concealed Carry Bill For Next Congress

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    11/18/2016 10:21:57 AM PST · by rktman · 58 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/18/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    In coverage of a November 17 rally at Northeastern University, The Huntington News reported junior Towsif Ahasan “encouraged students to oppose Trump by any means necessary” and quoted him saying “make the NRA regret giving us the right to bear arms.”
  • Robbery of Bucks pizza shop ends in gunfire; one suspect killed, the other wounded

    11/18/2016 6:27:13 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    philly.com ^ | 11/16/2016 | Justine McDaniel
    One gunman went to two employees at the counter while the other directed his attention to the customer, a local businessman on his way home, police said. The customer put up his hands, but the robber knocked him to the ground and hit him with his handgun. The customer then pulled his registered Glock pistol and fired when the gunman turned around with his weapon pointed at the customer, police said. He then fired at the second bandit.
  • President-elect Donald Trump has big plans for the Second Amendment

    11/14/2016 8:36:56 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 28 replies
    Newsy via AOL ^ | Nov 14th 2016 | STEPHANIE LIEBERGEN
    Donald Trump has made a lot of campaign promises — and one of those promises involves guns. Trump certainly toes the Republican Party line in supporting the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms. On his campaign website, the president-elect says he wants to defend the rights of "law-abiding gun owners" by eliminating gun and magazine bans, fixing the background check system instead of expanding it and instituting a national right to carry. The 2016 Republican Party platform calls for "firearm reciprocity legislation to recognize the right of law-abiding Americans to carry firearms to protect themselves and their families...
  • Trump Tells '60 Minutes': 'I'm Pro-Life. The Judges Will Be Pro-Life'

    11/14/2016 8:02:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 14, 2016 | 10:34 AM EST | Melanie Hunter
    In an interview Sunday with CBS’s “60 Minutes,” President-elect Donald Trump said he is pro-life and would appoint pro-life judges, adding that if Roe v. Wade is overturned, “it would go back to the states.” “They’ll be pro-life,” Trump said about the judges he would appoint. “They’ll be in terms of the whole gun situation, we know the 2nd Amendment and everybody’s talking about the 2nd Amendment, and they’re trying to dice it up and change it. They’re going to be very pro-2nd Amendment, but having to do with abortion, what it—if it ever were overturned, it would go back...
  • President-Elect Trump: I Won’t Allow Them to Dice Up 2nd Amendment

    11/14/2016 4:51:25 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/13/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    During a November 13 interview on 60 Minutes, President-elect Donald Trump reminding Americans that he will not sit back and allow anti-gunners to dice up the Second Amendment.
  • Yesterday in Maine, David beat Goliath

    11/10/2016 10:28:06 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    themainewire.com ^ | 11/9/2016 | Krysta West
    Mainers weren’t supposed to defeat Michael Bloomberg’s agenda on the ballot yesterday. His propaganda was too powerful, his budget was limitless and his paid “grassroots” army was unstoppable. The media seemed to be with him at every turn, echoing his talking points as fact and endorsing the question, one after another. And all along, the polls were in his favor. But Mr. Bloomberg made one fatal mistake: he underestimated the power of the “little guy.” He thought that victory in Maine through our ballot referendum process would be simple and that we would be a bargain (…at only $6 million)....
  • Gabby Giffords in NV Campaigning for Same Background Check Her Attacker Passed

    11/08/2016 7:07:29 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/7/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Gun control proponent Gabby Giffords was in Nevada over the weekend campaigning for the same background check her attacker, Jared Loughner, passed to acquire his handgun. Loughner shot Gabby Giffords on January 8, 2011. According to Guns.com, Giffords’s stop was part of the gun control bus tour she and her husband, Mark Kelly, have been on for 14 weeks. She was in Nevada to push Question 1, which would expand background checks to more gun sales by requiring private sales and transfers to be checked just like retail sales.
  • Calif. Proposition Requires Permit to Buy Bullets [Prop 63]

    11/07/2016 6:16:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 79 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 7, 2016 | 11:53 AM EST | Eric Scheiner
    California residents will be voting tomorrow on a measure that would require individuals to purchase a permit to but bullets and for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to regulate the purchases. The measure, Proposition 63, would require individuals to pay up to $50 for an ammunition purchase authorization permit in order to buy ammunition. […] Proposition 63 also adds new felony charges for stealing firearms, broadens a ban on large capacity magazines and requires ammunition dealers to purchase a license each year in order to sell bullets, among other requirements. …
  • Tim Kaine, gun owner(pernicious NRA lobby)

    11/05/2016 10:10:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    news.vice.com ^ | 11/1/2016 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    There are just a few days left until Election Day, and although you might not be hearing it amid all the chatter about email, the Clinton campaign hasn’t backed off its war on the National Rifle Association. That could have far-reaching implications. If they win, Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine will be in a position to pursue an agenda on guns that would have been unthinkable even to Democrats just a few years ago. And they plan to do it using new language on gun safety that puts the NRA on the defense. Kaine is the face of a new...
  • Seattle won’t release its gun tax data to the public and you can probably guess why

    11/05/2016 9:30:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 11/5/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    You may recall that 2016 was the first year that Seattle began collecting a highly controversial “gun violence tax” on the sale of all firearms and ammunition in the city. The thinly veiled attempt to shut down gun sales survived one court challenge and is currently awaiting appeal in the state supreme court. The tax was ostensibly passed to fund a program at the Harborview Medical Center designed to “reduce the aftereffects of gun violence.” So how much money has this scheme brought in to advance this important work? We have no idea because the city is refusing to release...
  • Bloomberg, NRA and other ‘dark money’ groups fueling Maine’s referendum campaigns

    11/04/2016 11:17:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    Nonprofit “ dark money” groups have doled out about half of the funds fueling Maine’s five citizen-initiated ballot questions in November. They include former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, the National Rifle Association, national and state teachers unions, the Marijuana Policy Project and nonprofits supporting ranked-choice voting. Unlike political action committees or political party committees, certain nonprofits can spend for political ends but don’t have to disclose their individual donors. Dubbed “dark money” groups, they make it impossible to trace some of the money in this year’s election back to a specific location or...
  • Missoula, Montana Highlights the Inanity of “Universal Background Checks”

    11/03/2016 6:33:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 10/31/2016 | Robert Farago
    “Universal background checks” are the Holy Grail of the civilian disarmament movement. No surprise there. Under the system, all private firearm sales and transfers must go through an FBI background check from a federally licensed firearm (FFL) dealer. The government then has a paper record of every firearm sale between private individuals and those initiated by FFL dealers, including the firearm type and the buyer’s and seller’s name, address and ethnic identity. Which is why UBC opponents call UBC’s “universal gun registration” — enabling as they do the possibility of government gun confiscation/prohibition. Even if you reject that slippery slope...
  • Tim Kaine: Gun Violence Is a Public-Health Crisis

    11/02/2016 10:12:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies
    time.com ^ | little timmy kaine
    ".... I own a gun and am a proud supporter of the Second Amendment...."
  • Gun Control Is Tax-Subsidized Marketing for Illegal Submachine Guns

    11/02/2016 10:02:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    reason.com ^ | 11/1/2016 | J.D. Tuccille
    "DIY submachine guns are popping up across the West Bank," the Washington Post reported recently in a piece about a weapon that has repeatedly played a role in Palestinian attacks upon Israelis. The guns are of a common type referred to as the "Carlo," based on the Swedish Carl Gustav M/45, which dates to the World War 2 era. The article added that hundreds of the submachine guns have been confiscated over the past year, and raids staged on 35 mechanics' shops that were cranking them out. "The Carlo has remained so popular because of how little machinery and technical...
  • Do Firearms Still Have a Place in American Society?

    10/31/2016 7:08:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 85 replies
    umkc.edu ^ | 10/25/2016 | Gilbert Randolph
    Guns are an important part of American history, both from a legal and illegal standpoint. From the single action revolvers of the old West to mobsters with Thompson submachine guns, American culture and society have enshrined firearms into our national iconography. They are inherently complicated things, created with the latent potential to protect or to destroy. Beyond our national discussion of gun legislation, the possession of deadly weapons by regular citizens remains a more contested issue. The far right and the far left are exaggerating and arbitrarily simplifying what is an extremely nuanced and philosophical question. I hope to reframe...
  • What It’s Like to Know Your Gun Shop’s Going to Be Robbed — And Not Be Able to Stop It

    10/29/2016 9:35:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    thetrace.com ^ | 10/28/2016 | Alex Yablon
    Hurricane Matthew provided cover for thieves to steal 229 firearms from a South Carolina retailer. The weapons haven’t yet been recovered.
  • Mark Kelly: Hillary Clinton Does Not Want to Take Your Guns; She Wants to Keep You Safe

    10/29/2016 8:58:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 58 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/28/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    During the October 28 airing of CNN’s Newsroom with Carol Costello, gun control proponent Mark Kelly rejected the idea that Hillary Clinton wants to ban certain types of guns and said she simply wants to “[keep] communities and families safe.”
  • Nevada’s McCann: Question 1 Won’t Do Anything, But Let’s Pass It Anyway(LEO)

    10/28/2016 5:43:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    americas1stfreedom.org ^ | 10/28/2016 | unkinown
    We’ve reported that Nevada’s Question 1, a ballot initiative aimed at expanding background checks, would only affect legal gun owners, while doing nothing to reduce violent crime. As it turns out, this isn’t just an opinion held by the measure’s detractors. During a news conference on Tuesday, one of the main proponents of Question 1 admitted—while discussing his support of the measure, no less—that it had no chance of eliminating illegal gun purchases: “I can go out on the street today and buy all sorts of things on the black market. … I’m not suggesting this market will go away...
  • Poll: Americans Don’t Want Clinton’s Australian-Style Gun Control, Overwhelming Majority Oppose(T)

    10/28/2016 4:36:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/28/2016 | Matt Vespa
    A poll published on Wednesday shows record opposition to gun bans from the American public. The survey, conducted by Gallup, found 76 percent of respondents thought there should not be a law banning civilian ownership of handguns, a four-point increase from last year and an all-time high in the 57 years the question has been asked. The poll also found that 61 percent of respondents are “against” a ban on certain semi-automatic rifles—often referred to as “assault weapons”—, a ten-point increase since the last time the poll was taken and an all-time high since Gallup began asking the question in...
  • Gallup: Support For Assault Weapons Ban At An All-Time Low

    10/27/2016 4:45:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/26/2016 | Kerry Picket
    Support for an “assault weapons” ban is at an all-time record low, a new Gallup poll shows. According to Gallup, the least amount of Americans in 20 years support passing legislation or imposing any measures that would making it illegal to manufacture, sell or have semi-automatic firearms called “assault rifles” by supporters of the gun control policy. Only 36 percent presently want an assault weapons ban. This is down from 44 percent in 2012 and 57 percent when Gallup initially asked the question in 1996, two years after Bill Clinton signed a ban into law. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton...
  • ‘Hawaii Five-0’ Blames ‘Gun Nuts’ for Mass Shootings

    10/27/2016 4:13:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/27/2016 | Erik Soderstrom
    The latest episode of Hawaii Five-0, “Ke Ku ‘Ana,” is full of embarrassing falsehoods and other anti-gun propaganda. Kyle Kane is a deranged father who blames gun culture for the mass shooting perpetrated by his son, so he holds a room full of hostages at gunpoint to send a message. Left unstated: Kyle’s son obtained his firearm through a straw purchase, a process that is already illegal and carries a sentence of up to ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the purchase alone even if the illegally purchased firearm were never used in another crime. As irrational...
  • In the Land of Raw Firepower, a Feeling That Trump Is Out of Ammo

    10/25/2016 5:12:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    politico.com ^ | 10/23/2016 | M. Scott Mahaskey
    In another political universe where a different GOP nominee was leading in the polls, this three-day-long salute to the glories of the Second Amendment could have been an early celebration for gun rights supporters in anticipation of the victory of President Ted Cruz or President John Kasich. But with Donald J. Trump atop the GOP ticket, that’s not the way it felt at Knob Creek. In other parts of the nation, far beyond this former Army gun range halfway between Louisville and Fort Knox, Trump was shedding supporters faster than a Gatling gun spitting shell casings. And while regulars to...
  • Telegraph: U.S. Top Country for Gun Ownership, Not Even in Top 10 for Firearm Deaths(???)

    10/23/2016 7:03:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/22/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On October 22 The Telegraph published a map showing the U.S. leads the world in private firearm ownership but does not even crack the Top 10 when it comes to firearm-related deaths. According to the Telegraph, the countries with highest per-capita gun ownership are: USA – 112.6 guns per 100 residents Serbia – 75.6 Yemen – 54.8 Switzerland – 45.7 Cyprus – 36.4 Saudi Arabia – 35 Iraq – 34.2 Uruguay – 31.8 Sweden – 31.6 Norway – 31.3
  • Guns sales double in run-up to election, in 'uncharted territory'

    10/22/2016 6:54:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 10/20/2016 | Paul Bedard
    Growing speculation that Democrat Hillary Clinton will win the presidential election next month is sparking a mad dash by gun stores to overstock their shelves with out of fear she will move fast to sign gun control executive orders. "We're hearing from a lot of our customers that are concerned, and rightfully so, that their 2nd Amendment rights are going to be infringed by a possible Hillary Clinton presidency. Last month our sales effectively doubled from September of 2015 and we're trending toward another similar result for this month," said Justin Anderson, marketing director for Hyatt Guns of Charlotte, N.C.,...
  • Bang for your buck: How guns get into films

    10/21/2016 9:54:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    economist.com ^ | 10/19/2016 | B.H.
    THE moment in “Sudden Impact” has become legendary. Inspector “Dirty Harry” Callahan (Clint Eastwood) is witness to a robbery and calmly tells the crooks that “we’re not just gonna let you walk out of here.” With a bemused expression, the would-be thief asks, “who’s we sucka?” “Smith and Wesson…and me.” And with that, Mr Eastwood saves the day with his beloved handgun. It is a fitting scene for such an indefatigable supporter of the Second Amendment as Mr Eastwood (he has previously joked that he has “a very strict gun control policy. If there is a gun around, I want...
  • “The Terrorist Threat against U.S. has Never Been Greater” says Johns Hopkins Lecturer

    10/21/2016 8:15:43 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 21, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    At the Heritage Foundation, Dr. Mary Habeck, an adjunct lecturer at John Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies (known as SAIS), noted that terrorism has spiked since 2011. She said that today, "the terrorist threat against the U.S. has never been greater." She added, "You have to go back to the Algerian civil war to find" this number of terrorist attacks. Habeck said, "First of all, al-Qaeda and ISIS [known as the Islamic State, or ISIL] have a plan and they’re executing it." "They have created a whole series of campaign plans for each country," Habeck said, and "ISIS inherited...
  • USA Today’s Weak-Kneed Push For Gun Control

    10/21/2016 8:37:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    americas1stfreedom.org ^ | 10/21/2016 | unknown
    It’s just what you would expect from a newspaper whose editorial board just can’t help taking the wrong side on the issue of gun control. Despite widespread opposition by law enforcement and top state officials, USA Today last week chose to urge the newspaper’s handful of readers in Nevada and Maine to vote “yes” on anti-gun background check initiatives that would only affect the law-abiding, leaving armed criminals to commit whatever violent crimes they choose. The editorial was titled, “Vote 'yes' on gun safety measures: Our view,” with a subhead stating, “Do what weak-kneed members of Congress have refused to...
  • Mexico Looking at Second Amendment?

    10/19/2016 7:46:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Mexico had a flourishing, legal, gun culture until 1972, when the Mexican government made private, legal, ownership of guns extremely difficult and expensive.  The change in law was meant to disarm the political opposition and keep the existing power structure in place.  The power structure has remained in place, but it has not flourished.  Much of Mexico is contested ground, with narco-cartels that are not aligned with the Mexican government in armed conflict with the Government and its cartel allies.  Private citizens are caught in the crossfire, abused by both sides, and denied the legal ability to arm themselves....
  • This Is The Second Amendment Book To Read Before November 8th

    10/19/2016 4:49:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/19/2016 | Bob Barr
    A central theme of “Shall Not Be Infringed” is that, despite her efforts to soften her express words, President Hillary Clinton would take steps to do precisely what candidate Hillary Clinton has vowed to do – undermine the fundamental Supreme Court ruling in the 2008 District of Columbia v. Heller opinion, that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms. Second Amendment supporters and opponents alike understand that if you overturn that underpinning of Heller, you open the door for all manner of government actions to not just “chip away” at how an individual chooses to...
  • When it comes to gun laws, Nevada could be edging closer to California(YIKES!)

    10/18/2016 8:16:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    latimes ^ | 10/18/2016 | David Montero
    Demographic shifts already have transformed Nevada into a swing state in recent presidential elections and given Democrats an edge in voter registration. They have also made the Silver State the latest testing site for Michael R. Bloomberg’s attempt to pass a law requiring background checks for gun sales between private parties, including those conducted over the Internet. Polling indicates Bloomberg may have bet correctly. The Las Vegas Review-Journal released a poll earlier this month showing 58% of likely registered voters supported Question 1, which would require people like Leal to run background checks on buyers. Three other polls released since...
  • Trading the Second Amendment for an Illusion of Safety

    10/18/2016 7:14:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/18/2016 | Nelson Lund
    The right to keep and bear arms is a vital element of the liberal order that our Founding Fathers handed down to us. Armed citizens take responsibility for their own security, cultivating the self-reliance and vigorous spirit that are indispensable for genuine self-government. As I argue in a new essay for The Heritage Foundation, the founders understood that those who hold political power almost always will strive to reduce the freedom of those they rule and that many of the ruled always will be tempted to trade their liberty for empty promises of security. The causes of these political phenomena...
  • Vegas Gun Store Holds 'Pre-Hillary' Gun Sale

    10/18/2016 7:05:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 10/18/2016 | Liz Shields
    Westside Armory in Las Vegas is having a "Pre-Hillary" gun sale, predicting a surge in firearm purchases should the anti-Second Amendment Clinton win the election in November. Get on in there before the price gouging starts! The Las Vegas gun store Westside Armory is predicting a Hillary Clinton victory in November, and it has a message for customers: Buy now, because things are going to get expensive. In an advertisement over the weekend in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Westside Armory said it was holding a “Pre-Hillary Sale” on tactical rifles, warning of a price surge if the Democratic nominee wins...
  • Emails show Bloomberg wants to be Clinton’s secretary of state(YIKES!)

    10/16/2016 8:04:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 10/15/2016 | Aaron Short
    Secretary of State Bloomberg? It’s not unthinkable. A confidant of Mike Bloomberg floated to a top Hillary Clinton adviser the idea of giving the former mayor the Cabinet post, according to a batch of e-mails released Saturday by WikiLeaks. Clinton aide Neera Tanden asked Howard Wolfson — a current Bloomberg consultant and former deputy mayor — in a June 3, 2015, e-mail whether the former mayor was seriously considering a run for president.
  • Judge drops lawsuit by Sandy Hook families against Remington

    10/15/2016 7:30:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/15/2016 | Rick Moran
    A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against Remington Arms by families of schoolchildren slain in the Sandy Hook massacre, citing a federal law that protects gun manufacturers from liability for criminal acts committed with their product. Fox News: State Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis granted a motion by Remington Arms to strike the lawsuit by the families of nine children and adults killed and a teacher who survived the Dec. 14, 2012, school attack, in which a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators with a Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle made by Remington.
  • Bloomberg’s Multi-State Assault on the Second Amendment

    10/14/2016 8:55:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    lifezette.com ^ | 10/13/2016 | Mary Lou Lang-Byrd
    Well-funded gun control measures are on the ballots of four states this fall. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun control groups promised back in August, as reported by The Hill, to take their fight to the ballot box. And they have succeeded in four states. They have gotten anti-Second Amendment measures onto the ballot in four states and have financially backed initiatives boosting the measures. Sheriff Chuck Allen of Nevada’s Washoe County told LifeZette in a phone interview that this measure would do little to stop gun violence and would also would put a strain on law enforcement...
  • Federal Judge Overturns Ban on Openly Carrying Guns in Public

    10/11/2016 12:09:01 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 37 replies
    Reason ^ | 10/05/2016 | Jacob Sullum
    Federal Judge Overturns Ban on Openly Carrying Guns in Public - Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2016/10/05/federal-judge-overturns-ban-on-openly-ca Federal Judge Overturns Ban on Openly Carrying Guns in Public The ruling also rejects an "assault weapon" ban, caliber restrictions for long guns, a heavy handgun tax, and registration requirements. Jacob Sullum|Oct. 5, 2016 8:45 am In a quintuple victory for Second Amendment rights, a federal judge last week overturned a ban on carrying handguns in public, a ban on so-called assault weapons, caliber restrictions for long guns, a $1,000 tax on handguns, and a requirement that all guns be registered with the government. "The...