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  • North Dakota: The 2nd Amendment Is Your Concealed Carry Permit

    03/24/2017 6:14:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/24/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    On Thursday Governor Doug Burgum (R) signed legislation allowing North Dakota residents to carry a handgun concealed for self-defense without a permit. The legislation–House Bill 1169–passed the House on February 21 by a vote of 83-9. It passed the Senate on March 21 by a vote of 34-13. USNews reports that the permitless carry law allows law-abiding citizens 18 and over to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense as long as they “have a valid ID and notify law enforcement of the weapon during instances such as a traffic stop.”
  • Nevada Police Union Leader Prioritizes Bloomberg Disarmament Bill over Member Oaths

    03/22/2017 8:46:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    oathkeepers.org ^ | 3/21/2017 | David Codrea
    Not only did Nevadans in all but one county (and most sheriffs) not support the Bloomberg measure, it was written so poorly the FBI said there was no way they could legally cooperate. So why is a police union representing members who took oaths to support the Constitution demanding enforcement?
  • National Safety Council: Accidental Firearm Deaths for 2015 the Lowest Since 1903

    03/21/2017 10:34:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/20/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    The latest “Injury Facts” report from the National Safety Council shows accidental firearm deaths in 2015 were the lowest they have been in any year since 1903. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) published figures from the report, showing that “fatal firearms accidents dropped 17 percent from 2014 to 2015 to 489.” Moreover, the figure of 489 accidental firearm deaths is so low, relatively speaking, that it represents “about three-tenths of 1 percent of the 146,571 total accidental deaths from all other listed causes.” Read it again and think about it — the number of accidental gun deaths in 2015...
  • Sen. Feinstein at Gorsuch Confirmation: NRA an ‘Extreme Organization

    03/21/2017 7:31:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 67 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/20/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    During the opening day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) called the NRA an “extreme organization” that stands in the way of getting “military-style assault weapons off our streets.” Feinstein’s NRA comment came after she voiced her expectations that the Supreme Court will have final say on air and water pollution and just before she addressed employers who “[discriminate] against workers.” CSPAN 2 aired Feinstein’s comments: “It is the Supreme Court that will have final word … [on] whether the NRA and other extreme organizations will be able to block common sense gun...
  • Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly Target Arizona with New Gun Control Group

    03/18/2017 7:36:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/17/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    On Thursday, Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly announced their newest spinoff, Arizona Coalition for Common Sense, which will be in place to push more gun control on Arizonans. The Arizona Coalition for Common Sense follows the Veterans Coalition for Common Sense, the latter of which is currently fighting for a gun ban for military veterans. Giffords and Kelly’s main gun control group, Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), is currently fighting against national reciprocity for law-abiding citizens and is also fighting against deregulation of firearm suppressors for law-abiding citizens. As part of their fight against suppressors, ARS suggests the devices do...
  • New Mexico Lawmakers Reject Bloomberg-Endorsed Ban on Private Gun Sales

    03/15/2017 9:38:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/15/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Democrats’ last-ditch effort to pass a Michael Bloomberg-endorsed ban on private gun sales was rejected on Monday, bringing an end to any chance that such a measure could be passed this legislative session. On March 12, Breitbart News reported that State Representative Stephanie Garcia Richard (D-Los Alamos) sponsored HB 50. It mandated universal background checks on gun purchases throughout New Mexico. The bill failed, and instead of accepting failure, Democrats moved to change the number on the gun control bill, from HB 50 to HB 548, in hopes of getting it through the House Judiciary Committee on Monday. Their efforts...
  • New Mexico Democrats Undertake Last Ditch Effort to Ban Private Gun Sales

    03/13/2017 8:23:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/12/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    New Mexico Democrats are assigning a new bill number to failed gun control legislation in hopes of reviving an effort to ban private gun sales. The failed bill–HB 50–and will likely be renumbered HB 548 and taken up by the NM House Judiciary Committee on Monday. HB 50 was sponsored by State Representative Stephanie Garcia Richard (D-Los Alamos). It mandates that New Mexico residents seek out an agent of the state–a Federal Firearms License holder (FFL)–and undergo a background check on every gun sale, whether retail or private. In other words, HB 50 is about universal background checks. The NRA-ILA...
  • CA’s ‘Good Cause’ for Concealed Carry Goes to Supreme Court

    03/10/2017 9:33:43 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Mar 2017 | AWR HAWKINS
    Petitioners in the Peruta case asked the Supreme Court to hear the case as soon as possible, taking the issue of concealed carry, a key question in Second Amendment jurisprudence, to the nation’s highest court. The Peruta case, Peruta v. County of San Diego, was filed by concealed permit applicants who believed the “good cause” requirement for concealed carry permit issuance infringed upon their Second Amendment rights in San Diego and Yolo Counties. The case made national news on February 13, 2014, when a three judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled against the...
  • Treat Gun Violence Like A Public Health Crisis, One Program Says

    03/10/2017 9:47:38 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    npr.org ^ | 3/7/2017 | cheryl corley
    In Illinois, the Cure Violence organization is called CeaseFire. Slutkin says violence is a public health problem and should be treated like any other contagious disease. "The root cause of cholera is cholera," he says. "The root cause of violence is violence."
  • Another Bloomberg Mayor against Guns Arrested (Again){Mares against guns?}

    03/06/2017 10:39:57 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 3/6/2017 | David Codrea
    Adding to a long list of mayors supporting Michael Bloomberg’s citizen disarmament agenda who have been arrested for criminal activities, former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva was taken into custody at San Francisco International Airport Sunday, KCRA News and other outlets are reporting. “According to jail records, Silva was booked into San Joaquin County Jail on felony charges of money laundering, embezzlement by a public officer, grand theft and embezzlement worth more than $400,” the report notes. “His bail is set at $1 million.” [Log in to see inmate information.] The charges add to a list of legal issues Silva’s conduct...
  • Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly poach on the corpse of a fallen LEO for Gun Control.

    03/06/2017 10:33:20 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    gunfreezone.net ^ | 3/6/2017 | Miguel
    The bill’s author, as well as her lead witness, both invoked the name of my late husband, Albuquerque Police Department officer Daniel Webster, to promote the measure. Along with the media, they continue to imply that had these proposed laws been in place, my husband’s death would have been prevented… I am not okay with this, and I know Dan would not have wanted his name associated with this bill either. He was against expanded background checks of any kind and stood behind our Second Amendment rights with honor and appreciation.
  • More Carry Permits Issued In 2016 Than Any Year Before (MN)

    03/01/2017 8:02:41 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 3/1/17 | Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield
    A record number of people are legally carrying handguns in Minnesota. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says sheriffs issued more than 71,000 permits to carry last year.  That’s a dramatic spike since the year before, when about 45,000 people received the permit. Shooting off a lunchtime round at Bill’s Gun Shop and Range in Robbinsdale, we found Heather Evans. She has been carrying for five years. “For me I do a lot of solo backpacking so I carry with me for safety purposes, not only from people but from animals,” Evans said. She’s teaching her friend Stella, who is considering getting...
  • 4th Circuit: ‘Assault Weapons’ Can Be Banned for Resembling Military Guns

    02/27/2017 7:30:33 AM PST · by rktman · 62 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/27/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    It is interesting to note that the 4th Circuit’s ruling comes in the wake of a “white paper” in which ATF Associate Deputy Director Ronald Turk argued against ongoing importation bans on “assault weapons.” Turk argued on the grounds that such weapons are increasingly popular for sport shooting and are actually “standard for hunting activities.” The Washington Post published the paper in which Turk said continued opposition to the weapons is based on an “almost 20-year-old study.” But the 4th Circuit described the sporting and hunting rifles as “exceptionally lethal weapons of war.”
  • Fourth Circuit Sets the Stage for a New National Gun Ban

    02/27/2017 7:18:02 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/27/2017 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    The 4th Circuit's decision in Kolbe et al v. Maryland was a direct, if often legally incomprehensible attempt to greatly limit the Supreme Court's seminal decision in Heller and set the stage for a new national ban on semi-automatic rifles. Heller held that the 2nd Amendment confers an individual not a collective right to keep and bear arms. Kolbe, so long as it stands, says this individual right does not extend to any firearm with military utility, which is arguably pretty much every gun ever made.
  • Senate Nixes Obama-Era Gun Rule

    02/15/2017 9:32:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/15/17 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate nixed an Obama-era rule that could block some people receiving Social Security disability benefits from being able to buy a gun. Senators voted 57-43 to strike down a regulation that requires the Social Security Administration to report people who receive disability benefits and have a mental health condition to the FBI's background check system. The database is used to determine eligibility for buying a firearm. The Senate's move will send the resolution of disapproval, which also passed the House last week, to President Trump's desk, where he is expected to sign it. The rule was implemented by the...
  • PBS Comes Under Fire For Anti-Gun, Anti-Campus Carry Film

    02/15/2017 10:40:09 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 2/14/2017 | PBS Comes Under Fire For Anti-Gun, Anti-Campus Carry Film
    PBS has produced a new short documentary called “Guns on Campus,” a look at campus carry at the University of Texas at Austin (UTA). The film is set to air in conjunction with another PBS short film called “Tower,” about the 1966 sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin. While the documentary is made out to be a fair and balanced reporting of the facts, Students for Concealed Carry (SCC) are claiming otherwise. According to the activist organization, PBS had very little interest in hearing the pro-campus carry stance. “How does someone produce a documentary on Texas’ campus...
  • N.M. HB 50 Gets Worse, Passes House Committee(NM FReeper Alert!)

    02/15/2017 10:26:41 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    americas1stfreedom.org/ ^ | 2/13/2017 | Unknown
    We told you last week about New Mexico’s House Bill 50, which criminalizes most private firearm transfers by law-abiding gun owners. Late last week, an even more restrictive committee substitute of the Bloomberg-backed measure passed the House Judiciary Committee and is headed to a vote by the full House. The substitute bill actually erases many of the confusing exceptions from the earlier version and simply requires that any transfer or loan of a firearm lasting more than five days be conducted with a federal background check. In the case of a loan, when the gun is returned, another background check...
  • Las Vegas law firm seeks public records related to Question 1

    02/14/2017 3:23:27 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 6 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 02/14/2017 | By WESLEY JUHL
    A Las Vegas law firm hired to represent Nevadans for Background Checks filed a massive public records request Monday in pursuit of communication between several state agencies, police departments, the FBI and the National Rifle Association. The firm Greenberg Traurig was hired to represent the campaign after the gun background check measure was blocked from its planned Jan. 1 implementation because the FBI refused to perform the background checks. Nevada voters in November approved the initiative to expand firearm background checks to private-party sales and transfers.
  • Concealed Carrier Kills Armed Robber In New Orleans

    02/11/2017 1:07:37 PM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 2/11/2017 | Bob Owens
    A man attempting to rob a T-Mobile store in New Orleans last night didn’t count on an armed customer drawing his concealed weapon and putting him down hard. A customer foiled an apparent armed robbery at the T-Mobile store on St. Andrew Street, police said, shooting and killing the armed robber. Right around the time police were investigating the shooting of six people in Central City, officers in the same NOPD district were called to a T-Mobile store in the 500 block of St. Andrew Street. Chief Michael Harrison said a suspect was attempting to rob the store, when a...
  • Public Safety Chief to Stand with Gabby Giffords, Oppose Suppressors for ‘Everyday Americans

    02/11/2017 7:08:31 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | AWR Hawkins
    Kalamazoo, Michigan, Department of Public Safety Chief Jeffrey Hadley will appear with gun control proponent Gabby Giffords Monday to argue against suppressor ownership by “everyday Americans” and to oppose national reciprocity for concealed carry. Hadley is one of 20 law enforcement officers who have agreed to be part of Gabby Giffords’s “Law Enforcement Coalition for Common Sense.” The group will be announced Monday and will talk about “reasonable” gun control on Capitol Hill. Hadley claims national recognition of concealed carry permits will lead to a setting where “there [could] be more people carrying weapons that shouldn’t be.”
  • Malloy [CT] budget sets huge increases for gun permit fees [up 400]

    02/08/2017 2:22:20 PM PST · by Daffynition · 45 replies
    NHRegister ^ | Feb 0, 2017 | Jack Kramer
    HARTFORD >> Gun owners will see huge increases in permit fees that would raise millions of dollars to help the state combat its two-year, $3.6 billion deficit. As part of his budget, Malloy is proposing to increase the state portion of the pistol permit fee from $70 to $300. He also is proposing the cost of the initial 5-year pistol permit fee from $140 to $370.
  • Gun Control Fanatic Attacks Education Secretary For The Dumbest Reason

    02/08/2017 11:34:03 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 2/8/2017 | Bob Owens
    Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, raised concerns Tuesday that DeVos may not protect students from being exposed to gun violence. “During the Senate confirmation process, DeVos did not oppose guns in schools, a dangerous gun lobby priority that endangers our children in the very place that should be a safe haven for learning,” Watts said in a statement Tuesday after the Senate confirmed DeVos. “Our kids deserve better than this – and like mothers everywhere, we will stop at nothing to make sure they are safe,” she added. But there is little DeVos...
  • Open-Carry Stunt in Police Station Ends with Arrests(DOH!)

    02/08/2017 11:01:49 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 2/7/2017 | Liz Sheld
    So two idiots sauntered into a police station jacked up with ammo and weapons to test the open-carry law in Dearborn, Michigan. James Baker had body armor on and a semi-automatic pistol strapped to his hip as he slung a short-barreled rifle over his chest and pulled a black ski mask over his head. His buddy, Brandon Vreeland, a fellow open carry advocate, also had on body armor but left his gun in the car, instead bringing along cameras to videotape the encounter that was about to take place. The two men wanted to file a complaint about being pulled...
  • Everytown: Trump and NRA are ‘completely out-of-step’ with American people

    02/04/2017 11:35:46 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    guns.com ^ | 2/3/2017 | Andrew Shepperson
    Gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety was not happy about the National Rifle Association’s presence at a Wednesday strategy meeting at the White House, making their concerns known on social media. In a Thursday Facebook post, Everytown displayed a photograph of NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre seated next to President Donald Trump and added the following critique of the pairing: A picture is worth a thousand words, and in this case, none of them are good. Just yesterday, NRA leader Wayne LaPierre sat right next to President Trump as he held his first meeting about his Supreme Court...
  • 'Gun sense' advocate visits Rock Island

    02/01/2017 10:32:52 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    qctimes.com ^ | 1/29/2017 | Sean Leary
    What Gustafson has done is to travel around the region speaking to formal and informal gatherings, helping to start grassroots organizations to deal with the issue of gun violence. She’s quick to mention she’s a gun owner, a Republican and a supporter of the Second Amendment, but also advocates for stronger background checks and sensible parameters on ownership and safety. “States that have implemented background checks have already prevented nearly 300,000 gun sales to domestic abusers,” she said. “In states with stronger background checks, there are 47 percent fewer women shot, 47 percent fewer gun injuries in domestic violence situations...
  • Armed Citizen Who Threw Wallet to Distracted Suspect: ‘That’s When I Lit Him Up

    01/30/2017 6:04:35 AM PST · by rktman · 58 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/29/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    The suspect allegedly pointed his gun at Latanya’s face but was distracted by the wallets on the floor and looked away to pick them up. Dennis used the brief distraction as an opportunity to draw his own gun and shoot the suspect in the stomach. Dennis said, “When I saw he had the gun in her face, and I threw my wallet down and keys, he turned to look and get the money, that’s when I lit him up.” He then “kicked the robber’s gun away” and tended to the wounded suspect until first responders arrived.
  • FULL REPORT REDUCING VIOLENT CRIME IN AMERICAN CITIES: AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD(unbiased?)

    01/29/2017 8:36:37 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    policefoundation.org ^ | 1/1/2017 | unknown
    Last, the law enforcement executives engaged in this project agreed that it is essential, in order to address gun violence at the national level, to put in place a federal firearms trafficking and straw purchasing law – neither of which exist today – and comprehensive and universal background checks, which most Americans support
  • NRA demand endangers Kentuckians

    01/29/2017 8:28:16 AM PST · by rktman · 72 replies
    kentucky.com ^ | 1/27/2017 | editors
    Around 350,000 Kentuckians have completed firearms safety courses and passed background checks to legally carry a concealed weapon in the last 20 years. Now the state Senate is poised to gut the training, background checks and licensing requirements. Senate Bill 7 also would lower the legal age for carrying a concealed firearm in Kentucky from 21 to 18. Why, you may wonder, when gunshot victims seem to be getting younger and younger, would responsible lawmakers send a message that it’s OK for anyone lacking firearms training to carry a hidden gun in public? It’s a good question. The answer is...
  • Andrew Park: Hospital, campus are no places for guns(MD authority)

    01/28/2017 9:59:20 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    kansascity.com ^ | 1/24/2017 | Andrew Park
    It seems unthinkable that in my daily workplace, with armed security and a state hospital police department, there could be other people carrying guns who have no training and who have undergone no background checks (something made legal in 2015 by Kansas law). Historical data and prior criminal events have helped shaped the need for this level of security in the medical center, including a physician and a visitor being shot in the emergency department in 1981. Our police and security have months and often years of training in the safe handling of firearms and in dealing with people in...
  • FBI: Washington State Gun Owners Not Complying With New Background Check Law

    01/28/2017 9:45:08 AM PST · by rktman · 48 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 1/26/2017 | Nick Leghorn
    According to a (widely debunked) Harvard University study that was widely touted by The Trace, 40% of firearms transactions in the United States happened without a background check. The real number is actually more like 20%. Still, the state of Washington implemented a new law last year designed to close the so-called gun show loophole which allowed citizens within the same state to transfer a firearm between themselves without going through the NICS system. The FBI has just released a report showing that private party transfers in Washington following the new law accounted for only 2% of the total background...
  • Virginia Tech to Mark 10 Years After Deadly Campus Shooting in April

    01/27/2017 10:18:15 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    nbcwashington.com ^ | 1/27/2017 | Unknown
    Virginia Tech says the 10th anniversary of the shooting on its campus that killed 32 people will be marked with three days of events. The school says in a statement that events and tributes will culminate on April 16, the shooting's tenth anniversary. The school says that on April 14, a campus arts center will host a "Performance in Remembrance'' with student performers including a wind ensemble, choirs and dancers. On April 15, the school will host the eighth annual 3.2-mile "Run in Remembrance.'' A community picnic will follow. On April 16, there will be a ceremony recognizing the students...
  • Six Wounded, Two Seriously, as Gunfire Erupts at Chicago Memorial for Gun Victims

    01/26/2017 8:28:49 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/26/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Six persons were wounded–two critically–when gunfire erupted at a Chicago memorial for gun victims. The shootings occurred around 8:15 pm Wednesday night during “a vigil for another victim of gun violence in Chicago.” According to the Associated Press, Community activist Jedidiah Brown says the mother of the victim for whom the memorial was held was among the six who were wounded. A 12-year-old girl was also wounded when a bullet grazed her head. She is listed in stable condition. Chicago police spokesman Ron Gaines said “a 16-year-old boy and a 20-year-old woman are hospitalized in serious condition with gunshot wounds.”...
  • New Bill Aims to Expand Background Checks in New Mexico

    01/25/2017 9:24:45 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 1/25/2017 | Erika Haas
    A new bill was introduced this week that aims to extend background checks to almost all private firearm transactions in New Mexico, reports KOB 4. Currently, a buyer only needs to undergo a background check if he/she is purchasing a firearm from a licensed dealer. If they were to purchase a gun online, at a gun show, flea market or from any other private seller, a background check would not be necessary. However, if the bill, known as House Bill 50, passes, a licensed firearms dealer would be required to carry out all firearm transfers, which would include issuing a...
  • The Phony ‘Public-Health Crisis’ of Gun Violence

    01/18/2017 9:46:00 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 1/16/2017 | Vik Khanna
    Two major medical journals have decided to renew the academic medical establishment’s assault on gun owners. The first shot across the bow appeared in the November 8 Journal of the American Medical Association, where esteemed Stanford University health economist Victor Fuchs published a paper on the problem of life expectancy in the black community. Near the end of his lamentation, Fuchs asserts that increasing life expectancy in the black community “depends more on public health measures such as gun control than on medical care.” The second shot came with the release of the January issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, which...
  • Blue Force Quote of the Day: NY AG Schneiderman on National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill

    01/10/2017 11:27:04 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 1/8/2017 | Robert Farago
    “The lowest-common-denominator approach proposed by this bill would undermine the core principles of federalism, the traditional police powers of state governments, and the safety of law enforcement officers across the country. It’s absolutely unacceptable for the federal government to dictate that someone can carry a concealed, loaded gun within a state’s border, in violation of that state’s laws.” – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in New Bill Would Force States to Allow Visiting Gun Owners to Pack Heat Without a Permit
  • The CDC’s latest report on firearms might not make many gun control activists happy

    01/10/2017 11:18:34 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    rare.us ^ | 1/6/2017 | Frank Luna
    Gun rights advocates have long defended their right to bear arms out of a need for self-defense. And now they have a new report from the Centers for Disease Control that says they make a darn good point. The $10 million study commissioned by President Barack Obama as part of 23 executive orders he signed in January says “self-defense can be an important crime deterrent.”
  • Brady Campaign: You Can ‘Carry a Gun and Ammo’ in Checked Bag When You Fly

    01/08/2017 7:01:04 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/7/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    On January 7–the day after the heinous attack in the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood international gun-free zone–the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Tweeted that you can “carry a gun and ammo in a checked bag” when you fly.
  • How guns get on planes through checked bags

    01/07/2017 7:10:29 AM PST · by rktman · 50 replies
    veooz.com ^ | 1/7/2017 | unknown
    Authorities believe the suspect in Friday's deadly attack retrieved his a handgun from checked luggage before firing indiscriminately on the baggage claim area at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport. Transportation Security Administration rules allow travelers to pack unloaded firearms in checked luggage, so long as passengers declare their weapons to the airline while checking in, and they are packed in a locked, hard-sided container.
  • Gun Control Advocates Really Just Want To Ban Guns

    01/06/2017 3:00:13 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 6, 2017 | Dr. John R. Lott
    Gun control advocates keep claiming that they don't want to ban guns — they only want reasonable regulations. But their actions keep saying otherwise. Gun control advocates expressed "concern" after Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz bought each of his offensive linemen a very expensive personalized Beretta shotgun for Christmas this year. If they believe in gun ownership, why should it bother them that law-abiding adults have shotguns? Right before Christmas, President Obama finalized new rules requiring 4.2 million Social Security recipients who have trouble managing their finances to undergo background checks before buying guns. But just because someone can't...
  • Study: Stand Your Ground led to increase in homicide cases

    01/06/2017 4:23:20 AM PST · by rarestia · 73 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | Friday, January 06, 2017, 12:04 AM EST | Cheryn Stone
    New medical findings link Florida's Stand Your Ground law to a significant increase in gun deaths. JAMA Study: 24.4% increase in homicide associated with Stand Your Ground Study authors say findings should be used to make informed decisions A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association states implementing Stand Your Ground in Florida is associated with a 24.4 percent increase in homicide and a 31.6 percent increase in firearm-related homicide in the state. "So the implication of these findings is that almost immediately after Stand Your Ground was enacted, rates of homicide and firearm homicide have gone...
  • BREAKING: Campus-carry activist at Ohio State shot dead near campus

    01/05/2017 10:12:06 AM PST · by b4its2late · 35 replies
    The College Fix ^ | January 5, 2017 | Greg Piper - Associate Editor
    Tarak Andrew Underiner wanted Ohio college students to have the right to carry guns on campus so they could defend themselves in dangerous situations – say, leaving the library late at night and traveling home alone. Now he’s the first homicide of 2017 in Columbus. The Lantern reports that the Ohio State University campus-carry activist was “found dead from gunshot wounds” at a residence near campus when police responded to a shooting around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The police report says investigators don’t think the shooting was “random in nature.” Underiner, the treasurer of Buckeyes for Concealed Carry, testified in November...
  • Obama: Going to Newtown was the ‘toughest day of my presidency’

    01/05/2017 11:44:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01/05/2017 | Dylan Stableford
    As Barack Obama continues to reflect on his legacy in a series of exit interviews, the outgoing president says he still considers the day he met with the parents of the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 the toughest day of his presidency. “I still consider the day I traveled up to Newtown to meet with parents and address that community as the toughest day of my presidency,” Obama told the History Channel in an interview that will air on Jan. 15, five days before he leaves office. “It’s the only time I ever saw...
  • NRA Backs Newly Introduced National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill

    01/05/2017 6:46:42 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/5/2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday North Carolina Republican Richard Hudson introduced the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 for consideration in the House. If passed, the legislation would allow concealed carry holders in any state to travel across state lines without fear of criminal retribution. “Our Second Amendment right doesn’t disappear when we cross state lines, and this legislation guarantees that. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 is a common sense solution to a problem too many Americans face. It will provide law-abiding citizens the right to conceal carry and travel freely between states without worrying about conflicting state codes or onerous civil...
  • NY Lawmakers: Limit Ammo Purchases to 20 Rounds Every 90 Days

    01/04/2017 1:19:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Range 365 ^ | December 28, 2016 | David Maccar
    Legislators are trying to make the already draconian New York SAFE Act even more absurd. According to this story from thetruthaboutguns.com, lawmakers from Brooklyn announced two proposed amendments to the package of firearms laws would limit how much ammunition New York residents could buy at a time. The law would only allow gun owners to purchase twice a gun’s capacity every 90 days. Since the SAFE Act already limits magazine capacity to 10 rounds, a gun owner wouldn’t be able to buy more than one 20-round box of ammo every three months. Theoretically, a person who owns a six-shot revolver...
  • Ex-NJ cop facing Burger King bathroom sex assault charge wants out of jail

    01/04/2017 11:17:54 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 21 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 1/4/17 | Rob Jennings
    HAMPTON -- A former Newton police officer charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy in a Burger King bathroom last month is making a second try at getting out of jail... ...Miller was on probation at the time of his arrest. He resigned from the Newton force in 2015 as part of a plea agreement after allegations he exposed himself to male motorists during traffic stops. As part of Miller's guilty plea to tampering with records, charges of lewdness and official misconduct were dismissed.
  • Tucker Carlson vs Gun Control Activist On Chicago Violence 1/3/17

    01/03/2017 4:20:47 PM PST · by malvor · 27 replies
    Tucker Carlson vs Gun Control Activist On Chicago Violence 1/3/17. On January 3, 2017 edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight", Host Tucker Carlson takes on executive director for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Joshua Horwitz. Tucker Carlson grilled the activist on Chicago vilence and where the guns are coming in from
  • Minorities are joining the rush to buy guns in Minnesota

    12/31/2016 7:43:51 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 56 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 12/31/16 | Faiza Mahamud
    Abdul Yusuf and Jamal Abdulahi hadn’t seen the need before, but a few weeks after the November election the two men went to a gun store and started the paperwork for permits to carry. They are among the Muslims and members of other minority groups who are joining the ranks of Minnesotans who applied to become gun owners in 2016. For Abdulahi, it’s a natural response to an uptick in hate crimes since the election of Donald Trump. “Donald Trump has directly pointed fingers at the Somali community,” Abdulahi said, referring to the president-elect’s statements before the election that Somalis...
  • EDITORIAL: Background checks(NV)

    12/30/2016 9:04:19 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    reviewjournal.com ^ | 12/29/2016 | Editors
    Leading up to the November election, opponents of Question 1 — a measure to require background checks in Nevada for private gun sales or transfers — argued, among other things, that the initiative was poorly worded and would lead to a number of unintended consequences. Proponents of the measure — which passed with just 50.45 percent of the vote despite losing in every county except Clark — dismissed such concerns, arguing the measure was carefully crafted to avoid confusion. We now know who was correct. On Wednesday, the state attorney general said the law, set to become effective on Sunday,...
  • Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo’s Firearms Nescience(NV)

    12/30/2016 5:52:00 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/30/2016 | William A. Levinson
    I was at the Crossroads of the West gun show in Las Vegas when I learned about Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo's agitation for limits on firearm magazine sizes. Lombardo's statement to the Las Vegas Sun, "I’m a very avid hunter, I was in the military myself, and there’s no need to have a high-capacity magazine for any practical reason," is prima facie evidence that he is either (1) grossly unqualified for his job; or (2) willing to subordinate public safety to a political agenda that is far better suited to Los Angeles than any place in Nevada. Anybody with...
  • Stop The National Carry ‘Permit’ Movement

    12/29/2016 10:24:16 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 12/28/2016 | unknown
    The lamestream media told you: “Do you have a firearms carry permit Mr. Trump?” “Yes.” “Are you for law and order?” “Yes. Law and order is very important.” The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that: The last thing you ever want is to have the federal government issuing national — or any — firearm carry permits. The feds do not have this power. The feds should never have this power. Your right to have a firearm anywhere in America should never depend on getting “papers” from any government, much less the federal powers in Washington, D.C. If you have a gun...