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  • House OKs GOP bill expanding gun owners' rights

    12/06/2017 4:46:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 6, 2017 6:24 PM EST | Matthew Daly and Richard Lardner
    Republicans rammed a bill through the House on Wednesday that would make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines, the first significant action on guns in Congress since mass shootings in Nevada and Texas killed more than 80 people. The House approved the bill, 231-198, largely along party lines. Six Democrats voted yes, while 14 Republicans voted no. The measure would allow gun owners with a state-issued concealed-carry permit to carry a handgun in any state that allows concealed weapons. It now goes to the Senate. Republicans said the reciprocity measure, a top priority...
  • House Leadership Will Add Pelosi-Era Gun Controls to National Reciprocity

    12/06/2017 8:36:49 AM PST · by Cheerio · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Dec 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    On December 4 Breitbart News reported that House Leadership plans to add gun control legislation to Rep. Richard Hudson’s (R-NC) national reciprocity bill when it comes to the floor for a vote. Breitbart News has since learned that the legislation being eyed by House Leadership is similar to background check legislation that was pushed while Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was Speaker of the House. That push, which ultimately passed and was signed by George W. Bush, consisted of “improving” the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) but was subsequently parlayed into expanding the number and types of persons listed...
  • This day in WND history: Sheriffs warn Americans to get armed now

    12/06/2017 7:16:51 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 12/5/2017 | unnnown
    A study by Pew Research showed that the only gun crimes on the rise over the last two decades have been mass shootings in gun-free zones or so-called “soft targets.” Sheriffs send message to America: Get armed now Dec. 6, 2015: Now is not the time for Americans to cower in fear, be intimidated by liberal ideology or apologize for one of America’s longest standing constitutional rights – the right to bear arms – said a growing chorus of religious, law enforcement and political leaders in 2015. Several sheriffs sent out warnings in the wake of Islamic terrorist attacks in...
  • Giffords group asks web hosts to shut down 'ghost gun' sites

    11/25/2017 8:19:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 24, 2017 6:43 PM EST | Michael Balsamo
    A gun control group founded by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords asked two web hosting companies on Friday to shut down websites selling parts and machines that help make untraceable homemade firearms known as “ghost guns.” The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence asked the providers that host and to disable the websites for violating the hosting companies’ terms of service. The sites sell kits, components and machines that help create homemade semi-automatic weapons. It’s legal to build a gun in a home or a workshop, and advances in 3-D printing and milling have made it easier...
  • Paul Ryan Ignoring National Reciprocity for 45th Consecutive Week

    11/18/2017 1:48:03 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Nov 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    It is November 17 and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is ignoring national reciprocity legislation for a 45th consecutive week. National reciprocity would treat concealed carry permits like driver’s licenses, making the license from one state valid in the other 49. Such a reciprocal system would allow law-abiding Americans to keep their handguns on their persons for defense of themselves and their families as they travel throughout the country. Breitbart News reported that Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) introduced national reciprocity legislation on January 3, 2017. His bill “would allow people with a state-issued concealed carry license or permit to conceal...
  • ABC News: Firearm Confiscation Orders Part of Solution to Mass Public Attacks

    11/11/2017 4:40:49 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 128 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Nov 2017 | AWR HAWKINS
    Senate Democrats pushed nine different gun controls during the past six weeks, and ABC News has now emerged with a tenth gun law which they suggest may be the ringer. That law would legalize firearm confiscation orders like those in Washington state. Such orders allow a judge to issue an ex parte order for the confiscation of an American’s firearms. This means the order can be issued without the firearm owner even being present for the process. His or her first knowledge of the order would come when police knocked on their door to sweep the house for firearms. According...
  • Trump's DOD Nominee: It Is 'Insane' That 'a Civilian Can Go Out and Buy an AR-15'

    11/09/2017 7:12:21 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 48 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-09-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    President Trump's nominee for Assistant Secretary of Defense For Health Affairs, Dr. Dean Winslow, told the Senate Committee on Armed Services on Tuesday that it is "insane" that American citizens can "go out and buy" an AR-15 rifle. He admitted that this statement could get him "in trouble with other members of the committee," but he felt it necessary to speak out against the Second Amendment nonetheless. Winslow gave this opinion after being asked about the Air Force's failure to report that mass killer Devin Kelley had been court-martialed for domestic abuse, which bans him from possessing a firearm. Rather...
  • Devin Kelley Couldn't Get a Carry Permit Because He Beat His Dog

    11/09/2017 2:55:54 PM PST · by Sopater · 15 replies
    Reason ^ | Nov. 9, 2017 12:30 pm | Jacob Sullum
    After Devin Kelley murdered 26 people at a Texas church on Sunday, Gov. Greg Abbott noted that the killer had unsuccessfully sought a concealed handgun license from the state Department of Public Safety (DPS). "So how was it that he was able to get a gun?" Abbott asked in a CNN interview. "By all the facts that we seem to know, he was not supposed to have access to a gun. So how did this happen?" The answer, it turns out, is that Kelley's trouble obtaining a carry permit had nothing to do with the 2012 assault convictions that should...
  • President Trump Shuts Down Reporter’s Gun Control Stump Speech in South Korea

    11/08/2017 5:35:29 PM PST · by Daffynition · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Nov 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    He did so when NBC News’ Ali Vitali asked if he would support more gun control for would-be gun purchasers. She said, “You’ve talked about wanting to put extreme vetting on people trying to come into the United States, but I wondered if you’d consider extreme vetting for people trying to buy a gun?”
  • The NRA's Congressional Influence Is Bad. Its Judicial Clout Could Be Worse(Barf!)

    11/08/2017 7:32:20 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 11/7/2017 | Adam Skaggs
    After a gunman used an assault weapon to kill more than two dozen parishioners in a Texas church, just weeks after the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, President Donald Trump declared it was too soon to talk about guns. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said it was time for prayers, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., offered condolences. Advocates for stronger gun laws, in turn, urged Congress to find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby. This Congress likely won’t heed that call because the National Rifle Association opposes new gun laws — despite bluffing...
  • Air Force blunder allowed Texas church shooter to obtain firearms

    11/08/2017 4:58:35 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 11/7/2017 | Bob Unruh
    While Democrats have been all over the “more gun control” bandwagon since Sunday’s massacre at a Texas church, House Speaker Paul Ryan is pointing out that existing laws should have prevented now-dead suspect Devin Kelley, 26, from buying guns. Democrats have gone so far as to walk out of a moment of silence in the U.S. House in memory of the victims, as Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., did to make a publicity video. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., took a more typical path. USA Today said he “blasted lawmakers for failing to pass laws that could prevent tragedies like Sunday’s Texas...
  • Shannon Watts Claims Ted Cruz Opposes Laws to Stop Murder of Small Children(HAGS)

    11/07/2017 8:01:38 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 11/7/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Moms Demand Action’s Shannon Watts claims Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) opposition to universal background checks is equivalent to opposing laws to stop the murder of small children. She makes this point based on Cruz’s opposition to expanding background check following the Sandy Hook attack. She does not note that the gunman in that attack stole his firearms and would therefore be unencumbered by any point-of-sale background check requirements. .@tedcruz voted against requiring background checks on every gun sale after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook School. Sutherland Springs — Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) November 6, 2017 Watts also presents her...
  • The Man Who Stopped The Texas Gunman Is an NRA Member

    11/07/2017 6:26:17 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 11/7/2017 | Matt Vespa
    It was revealed yesterday that an autopsy of Kelley showed that he did commit suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. For the Left, this is where your road ends. This is where your narrative dies. For all the vicious tweets hurled at people of faith over this incident, for the mockery that ensued, and the tweets hurled at the NRA, it was an NRA member who stopped Kelley. I mean denigrating God is par for the course. It would be liberalism without it, but all of this NRA having blood on it hands etc.; the fact remains that an NRA...
  • Joy Reid claims NRA desires American ‘warlords,’ ‘private armies’ that kill at will

    11/06/2017 4:05:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 6, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    MSNBC’s Joy Reid told her fans Monday that the National Rifle Association has machinations of building an America where “packs of warlords” can kill at will. The host of “AM Joy” reacted to Sunday’s church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, by claiming NRA members — over 5 million Second Amendment advocates — seek the creation of “private armies” operating outside the rule of law. The comments came one day after 26-year-old Devin Kelley killed 26 churchgoers and wounded another 20 in a rampage reportedly linked to a domestic dispute. “Americans are living like packs of warlords, with heavily armed people...
  • Why Did Texas Church Shooter Devin Kelley Pass Background Checks?

    11/06/2017 2:22:41 PM PST · by Sopater · 62 replies
    Reason ^ | Nov 6, 2017 | Jacob Sullum
    Devin Kelley, who police say murdered 26 people at a rural Texas church yesterday, seems to have been legally disqualified from owning a gun. It's not clear why he repeatedly passed federal background checks while purchasing firearms, including the Ruger AR-556 rifle he used in the attack, which he bought last year from an Academy Sports & Outdoors store in San Antonio. The Air Force says Kelley, an airman who served in logistics readiness at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, was convicted by a court-martial in 2012 of two counts under Article 128 of the Uniform Code of...
  • A Good Guy With a Gun Put an End to Texas Church Shooting

    11/06/2017 5:55:49 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 11/6/2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    While many liberals have been quick to call for gun control in the wake of the devastating church shooting in Texas on Sunday, in the hands of a ‘good guy’ a gun is what finally put an end to the massacre. Devin Kelley, a 26-year-old veteran who was kicked out of the Air Force for assaulting his wife and child, entered the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, at approximately 11:30 a.m. He killed 26 people making it the deadliest shooting in a place of worship in America. The death toll could’ve been much higher, however, had he not...
  • N.Y. attack underscores need to preserve gun rights

    11/06/2017 5:43:09 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 11/5/2017 | Adriana Cohen
    With Islamic State-inspired animals bringing their holy war to our cities – ramming trucks into pedestrians and bicyclists and slaughtering dozens in a nightclub and elsewhere – we are reminded of how important it is to protect our right to bear arms, which is enshrined in the Second Amendment. If it weren’t for the hero cop who happened to be at the horrific scene and shot the Islamic extremist killer inflicting mayhem on New York’s West Side Highway – just blocks away from a high school – more innocents could have been harmed, including children. We know that law enforcement...
  • NewsBusters Post Critic Tries to Shame Country Music Into Boarding Gun-Control Bandwagon

    11/04/2017 4:59:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 11/3/2017 | Clay Waters
    Washington Post music writer Emily Yahr was tapping her foot on Thursday...waiting for the country music industry to abandon its entertainment mission and end its shameful silence on gun control, after dozens of country music fans were murdered by shooter Stephen Paddock in Las Vegas: “Country music avoided politics this year. Then Las Vegas happened. Will anything change?” The mood of the annual event, which the network declared “a night of hope and healing” instead of the usual lighthearted trophy ceremony, was compassionate and somber -- and, unlike nearly every other award show in 2017, completely devoid of politics. In...
  • Washington Post: Supreme Court Could Make a Move on Guns...In An Unconventional Way

    11/03/2017 7:01:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 11/2/2017 | Beth Baumann
    Yesterday, two gun control-advocating UCLA professors penned an OpEd in the Washington Post detailing how the Supreme Court could rule on the Second Amendment without actually taking up a case on gun rights. According to social welfare professor Mark S. Kaplan and law professor Adam Winkler, the Supreme Court could tackle "gun violence" by limiting gerrymandering, the practice of drawing district lines in favor of the party in control. The justices are being asked to decide if this practice of manipulating district lines to guarantee one party a disproportionate number of seats unconstitutionally dilutes the other party’s supporters’ right to...
  • Second Amendment: The Federal Fallacy of Disarmament

    11/02/2017 9:09:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 10/23/2017 | Stuart Chapman
    The Second Amendment cannot physically pertain to the United States military or to a government centralized organised militia, such as mercenaries. It can only apply to private citizens, because at the time it was penned in 1791, there was no standing military force in the United States. At the time, there were some mercenaries and defectors that had been hired to fight alongside farmers, masons, carpenters, lumberjacks, and sailors. Even private civilian fishing boats were equipped with cannons in order to go to war; demonstrating the strength of non-military factions within the country.