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  • There’s Nothing Depressing About Americans Buying Guns

    07/10/2020 8:17:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 7/10/2020 | Gabriella Hoffman
    Just before our Independence Day celebration, British journalist Piers Morgan took to Twitter to complain about surging firearms sales here. He tweeted, “BREAKING: Just when you thought the news couldn't more depressing...8.3 million guns have been sold in the United States since March, meaning 2020 is on course to be the biggest year for gun sales in American history.” Morgan, who once told Ben Shapiro our Constitution is a mere “little book,” isn’t the only one downplaying this incredible phenomenon. Gun control activists are touting a new UC-Davis study, absent of peer review and marked by faulty methodology, attributing historic...
  • Jeff Sessions: Pro 2nd Amendment?

    07/09/2020 10:58:59 AM PDT · by RandFan · 26 replies
    US Senate ^ | July 9 | RandFan
    Jeff Sessions likes to portray himself as pro 2nd Amendment and boasts of a lifetime rating by the NRA. However I was going through Sen. Rand Paul's amendments and found THIS from 2011. Gun Owners of America supported the amendment to stop gun owners being subject to PATRIOT Act fishing expeditions and Jeff Sessions voted with 85 other senators to kill it. This is a clear anti-2A vote!See for yourself. I have linked to Sen. Paul's amendment on the Senate website. Here is a brief explanation from the John Birch Society (JBS): JEFFERSON SESSIONS Motion to Table S.Amdt. 363: Motion...
  • OT: Favorite Firearms

    07/08/2020 7:07:54 PM PDT · by deek69 · 83 replies
    What is your favorite Pistol & Revolver and why?
  • Investigative Journalist: Here's How Blue States Implemented a ‘De Facto’ Gun Ban on New Residents

    07/07/2020 9:13:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 7/6/2020 | Matt Vespa blue states, it should come to no one's surprise that hordes of people are left defenseless. Some might have known about their respective states' anti-gun regime, especially in California and New Jersey, but a lot of folks found out the hard way when they tried to purchase a firearm in the past few weeks. Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon has been on this beat, noting that some California residents have been shocked at how stringent their state's gun laws have become, even mulling running for office to change them. For his latest, he wrote about a US...
  • One nation under God and guns Exclusive: Chuck Norris explains founders' one-two punch at the top of the Bill of Rights

    07/07/2020 7:20:07 AM PDT · by rktman ^ | 7/6/2020 | Chuck Norris
    On Friday, I watched Tucker Carlson talk about how many politicians are drunk on power in responding to this COVID-19 pandemic, a concern Tucker has repeatedly addressed. The first words of the First Amendment read: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech …" What is unclear about the words, "shall make no law … prohibiting the free exercise thereof" of one's religion? And then there's the Second Amendment. Its 27 words are clear and concise, needing no further commentary or regulation: "A well-regulated militia being...
  • Survive the ascendancy of wokeness: Become 'anti-fragile' Exclusive: Patrice Lewis offers tips that'll allow you to actually exercise your free-speech rights

    07/04/2020 8:23:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 7/3/2020 | Patrice Lewis
    In an interesting American Thinker piece entitled "How to Fight the Woke – and Win," the author included a piece of advice called "Become Anti-Fragile" as follows: "In war, you must always secure your supply lines. One of the Woke's most powerful weapons is economic pressure, so take that away from them as much as possible. … Being anti-fragile will allow you to stand firm when you need to speak the truth." [Emphasis added.] (Continued below)
  • Why You Have a Constitutional Right to a High Capacity Magazine

    07/03/2020 9:29:48 AM PDT · by upchuck · 41 replies
    American Greatness ^ | July 2, 2020 | Adam Mill
    With no police or security within sight, Mark and Patricia McCloskey stood with their backs to their house wielding a small pistol and an AR-15. The “peaceful protest” featured a screaming scrum of hundreds smashing down the gate to a privately-owned neighborhood as they poured onto the privately-owned street just a few feet from the McCloskey residence. Considering the many buildings the mobs in recent weeks have burned, the victims they have assaulted, and the neighborhoods they have destroyed, the McCloskeys determined to remain physically safe, if terrorized. The mob screamed at and taunted the McCloskeys. But it dared not...
  • Nolte: I Purchased Three of Those 2.4 Million Guns Sold in June

    07/03/2020 8:50:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 7/2/2020 | John Nolte
    There were nearly 2.4 million firearms sold in June, according to the Small Arms Analytics and Forecasting. Yours truly made three of those purchases. Oh, and ammo… Before I’m done, I’ll have a throne made from ammo boxes, right next to my throne of toilet paper. So why would a guy who already owned three firearms go out and purchase three more? The reality is this… Instead of challenging the smears that America is a racist country, instead of standing up for police officers and the rule of law, even the Republican Party is taking a knee, is looking to...
  • Data on the Number of Guns Americans Purchased in June Is Here and...Wowza(shocked yet?)

    07/02/2020 9:18:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 7/2/2020 | Katie Pavlich
    The data on how many Americans purchased firearms and went through federal background checks in June has arrived. According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, June 2020 saw the highest number of gun purchases since the FBI started keeping track 20 years ago. Further, this year's June number increased over June 2019 by 135.7 percent. According to the unadjusted number from the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System, 3,909,502 background checks were conducted. “These figures represent the highest June on record since the FBI began conducting instant background checks more than 20 years ago. The sharp increase in Americans...
  • Do Universal Background Checks Prevent Gun Violence?(typical BS)

    06/28/2020 10:15:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 6/25/2020 | Lisa Dunn
    Research is mixed as to whether universal background check requirements can reduce gun violence. Some studies have found that UBCs can reduce gun violence and violent crime generally. But other research has found that these policies haven’t led to reductions in gun violence, even after being in place for several years. The RAND Corporation recently completed a meta-analysis of 18 different gun control policies and found “moderate” evidence that universal background checks decreased both violent crime (including homicides) and suicide rates. A similar, 2017 review of academic literature on gun policies by Harvard University found that more comprehensive background check...
  • Hawkins: Speak Softly and Carry a Good Gun

    06/23/2020 12:23:48 PM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 6/23/2020 | AWR Hawkins
    As statues continue to be pulled down, buildings and vehicles continue to be targeted, and police remain under attack by angry rioters, it is important to speak softly and carry a good gun. The point is not about carrying a gun for offensive purposes but carrying one for self-defense, for ourselves and our families, just as our Founding Fathers intended when they wrote the Second Amendment.
  • LA Times Editorial Board: Surge in Gun Sales Is ‘Madness’

    06/17/2020 10:40:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 89 replies ^ | 6/17/2020 | AWR Hawkins
    The Los Angeles Times editorial board suggests the current surge in gun sales is “madness.” It delivered this observation after describing month after month of record breaking firearm background checks during coronavirus shutdowns. They noted: Since the start of the pandemic, Americans are buying more guns. The FBI says it conducted a record 3.7 million background checks for would-be gun buyers, a loose proxy for firearm sales, in March as lockdown orders spread across the nation. In April the checks dropped to 2.9 million but rebounded to 3.1 million in May. The monthly average for 2019 — itself a record...
  • SCOTUS Gun Case Denials Signal Conservative Justices Don’t Trust Roberts With The Second Amendment

    06/17/2020 7:13:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 17, 2020 | Lawrence Keane
    The fact that four justices who complained that the court needed to hear Second Amendment cases passed on 10 chances to do so tells us much about the courtÂ’s 'swing vote.' The U.S. Supreme CourtÂ’s decision to pass on nearly a dozen gun-rights-related cases is breathtaking, not in the denial of hearing any, but in the seeming admission that the conservative associate justices think Chief Justice John Roberts canÂ’t be trusted to protect the Bill of Rights.The nationÂ’s top court denied writ of certiorari to 10 cases. The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the firearm industry trade association, submitted amicus curiae...
  • Cops search home after school reports BB gun in boy's room

    06/12/2020 9:35:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 6/11/2020 | Joe Saunders
    Thanks to the coronavirus crisis, Courtney Lancaster got a lesson in government overreach no parent wants to learn. But it’s one every American needs to take to heart. The Baltimore County woman, whose son took part in online classrooms because of a coronavirus school shutdown, recently found herself facing a police officer at her door requesting to search her home because her son’s BB gun had been spotted in the background during a classroom session he joined in his bedroom. The lesson plan for the day pretty clearly didn't involve the Second Amendment, because the “weapon” apparently alarmed someone badly...
  • Iowa Legislature Pass Preemption and Range Protection Legislation

    06/12/2020 5:30:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | Dean Weingarten
    On June third, the first day the Iowa legislature re-convened after the Wuhan Flu shutdown, the Iowa Senate passed a comprehensive gun law reform bill that restricts political subdivisions of Iowa government from infringing on Second Amendment rights. HF 2502 passed  32-17. There are 34 Republicans in the Iowa Senate. Second Amendment supporters have been attempting to pass the bill for several years.HF 2502 had passed in the Iowa House on 27 February 2020, on a 52 to 44 vote, with 4 members not voting. There are 56 Republicans and 44 Democrats in the Iowa House. The bill was earlier...
  • DA: South Philly gun shop owner 'justified' in shooting of 2 burglars, killing 1

    06/11/2020 10:09:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 5 June, 2020 | Staff
    PHILADELPHIA - District Attorney Larry Krasner on Friday announced charges against one of several men accused of attempted robbery at a South Philadelphia gun shop earlier this week, only to be met by a gun-wielding owner who fatally shot one and wounded another. Krasner also said the owner's actions were "justified." "The facts we know and the law are clear that the business owner’s use of force while inside his own property against a burglar accompanied by others who was entering with a gun in his hand was justified," the D.A. stated in a news release. "It is fortunate for...
  • Charlie Daniels: God's in control, but owning a 12-gauge doesn't hurt

    06/09/2020 7:36:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 6/8/2020 | WND staff
    As America reels from the one-two punch of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic devastation, followed by the third strike of rioting over the death of a black man in police custody in Minneapolis, country-rock superstar Charlie Daniels says there are things only God controls. But it doesn't hurt to own a 12-gauge. In his latest Soap Box column, he said politicians are trying "to take advantage" and media are trying "to scare us even more than we are already." "The pandemic, the economy, the seeming shutdown of almost everything along with the violence on the streets is enough...
  • Donald Trump Jr. says Dems calling for police to be defunded should first call for security details to be cut

    06/09/2020 1:05:16 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 08 2020 | Edmund DeMarche
    Donald Trump Jr. on Monday called out Democrats looking to defund police departments in the wake of George Floyd protests should start by cutting their own security detail. Trump said that the entire country has called for the end of police brutality but said calls to cut funding for police departments would do little to stop abuses and would make the most vulnerable communities more vulnerable. “Will those same anti-cop Dems call for their security details to be cut?” Trump asked.
  • Florida Supreme Court rules against assault weapons ban amendment

    06/05/2020 9:40:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday knocked a proposed constitutional amendment to ban possession of “assault-style weapons” from a prospective berth on the 2022 ballot. In a 4-1 decision, the court ruled Ban Assault Weapons NOW’s 75-word ballot summary “affirmatively misleads voters” by contradicting broader text in the proposed amendment. “Specifically, the next-to-last sentence of the ballot summary informs voters the initiative ‘exempts and requires registration of assault weapons lawfully possessed prior to this provision’s effective date’ when, in fact, the initiative does no such thing,” the majority opinion said. “Contrary to the ballot summary, the initiative’s text exempts only...
  • West Palm Beach Mayor Bans Guns, Ammo Sales in Response to Rioters

    06/03/2020 9:06:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies ^ | 6/3/2020 | AWR Hawkins
    West Palm Beach Florida Mayor Keith James declared a 72-hour State of Local Emergency on May 31, 2020, in response to riotous protests and the declaration includes a ban on gun and ammunition sales throughout the city. The declaration is published online begins by positing there “has been an act of violence or a flagrant and substantial defiance of, or resistance to, a lawful exercise of public authority.” It continues by maintaining there is further risk of acts of violence and/or defiance of authority, including “widespread disobedience of the law, and substantial injury to persons or to property; all of...