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  • Hawkins: LAPD Chief Warns of Apocalypse if National Concealed Carry Passes

    05/27/2017 9:35:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies ^ | 5/26/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck warns that national reciprocity for concealed carry will be a disaster in California. In a May 25 op-ed published by the Los Angeles Times, Beck wrote, “The mere presence of more concealed weapons on California streets would make police work here much more hazardous.” Beck did not mention, however, that police officers around the nation support gun rights over gun control and specifically support concealed carry for law-abiding citizens. On January 11, 2017, Breitbart News reported a Pew Research Center survey showing that rank-and-file police officers support protecting citizens’ gun rights over passing...
  • New Public Database Reveals Bias of Gun-Control Researchers

    05/27/2017 9:24:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 5/25/2017 | drgo
    I read with fascination this article that appeared in the Macon, Georgia Telegraph today, which I’m pleased to see is getting a fair amount of press on my favorite pro-Second Amendment sites. And by fascination, I really mean the sort of morbid, irresistible curiosity that compels one to stare at car accidents and other scenes of destruction, like The Kramer. In it, breathless researchers from Boston University trumpet their newly launched State Firearm Law Database. The article is sure to appeal to the logic challenged, especially those who already suffer from full-blown hoplophobia. Michael Siegel and Molly Pahn propose to...
  • Report: Concealed Carry Witnesses Largest One-Year Surge Ever

    05/23/2017 6:48:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 5/22/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    A report from the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) shows the demand for concealed carry witnessed its greatest surge ever between May 2016 and May 2017. The number of permits nationwide has now surpassed 15 million. That means more than 15 million law-abiding Americans have permits to carry a gun every day for defense of their own lives and the lives of others. And that 15 million-plus does not include the untold number of residents who legally carry without a permit in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming, and West Virginia.
  • Naked California Man Shot in Face By Elderly Man in Arizona

    05/22/2017 7:49:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies ^ | 5/22/2017 | Erika Haas
    Here’s something you don’t hear every day: a naked man was shot in the face early Friday morning after jumping off a train in Topock, AZ, damaging water pipes near an electrical box and causing a power outage at an elderly couple’s home. According to The Daily Courier, a 72-year-old woman saw the naked man, identified by Mohave County Sheriff’s officials as 25-year-old Joshua Daniel Reza of Needles, CA, approaching her home after the power went out. Her 86-year-old boyfriend had left her alone to go check the electrical box.
  • New gun law closes loop and saves lives(BARFY LIES)

    05/20/2017 7:20:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 5/19/2017 | editors
    It’s always a good day when gun sense prevails in Olympia. Thanks to the passage of House Bill 1501, police and victims will now get notification if a felon, fugitive or someone who’s the subject of a court protection order illegally attempts to buy a firearm. There’s little doubt this upgraded notification system will save lives. Victims of domestic violence in particular can breathe a sigh of relief.
  • Social Security Administration: Gun Ban Officially Removed from Federal Code

    05/20/2017 6:22:14 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 25 replies
    Brietbart ^ | May 18,2017 | Awr Hawkins
    On May 18 the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that it officially removed the Social Security gun ban from the federal code.
  • Trayvon Martin receives posthumous Aeronautical Science Degree

    05/14/2017 9:15:44 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 92 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/14/2017 | WSVN
    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – A South Florida university awarded an honorary degree to Trayvon Martin, Saturday. Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, took the stage at Florida Memorial University’s commencement in Miami Gardens to receive a posthumous bachelor’s degree in aeronautical science on their son’s behalf. Fulton and Martin said the ceremony was bittersweet, and now they’re passing on an inspirational message to Trayvon’s fellow graduates.
  • Major Gun Control Group Is Riven By Leadership Dispute(paging nannie bloomers)

    05/12/2017 9:12:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 5/12/2017 | Kerry Picket
    After multiple staff departures from gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety and its spinoff Moms Demand Action, activists say a top decision-maker at both groups is making life difficult for those in the movement. According to sources close to Everytown, Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action and advisory board member of Everytown, remains a problem within both groups. Watts, while not a staffer with either organization, is a full-time volunteer who lives in Colorado. Critics of Watts say that despite that status, she is involved with all major leadership decisions. An all-staff email sent by Everytown president John...
  • The growing “gun gap” in American politics

    05/10/2017 7:07:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 5/10/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Let’s note, here, that over the past three presidential elections, a majority of gun owners have supported Republican candidates. But there was a time when gun owners weren’t so overwhelmingly Republican. In 1976, 50 percent of Republicans, 48 percent of independents, and 45 percent of Democrats owned a gun. That changed in the 1980s and 1990s. By 2000, 30 percent of independents and only 27 percent of Democrats reported having a gun in the home. That drop continued among Democrats; by 2016, only 23 percent owned guns.
  • Chicago police issue bulletin on gangs, high-powered weapons

    05/08/2017 6:54:49 PM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 5/8/2017 | DON BABWIN
    - Chicago police issued a bulletin Monday warning its officers about gangs armed with high-powered weapons, after three people were shot to death over the weekend - including two attending a memorial for the earlier victim. Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the three people who were killed in the shootings Sunday were all members of the same street gang. A shooting early in the day left one man dead, and the two others were killed and eight people were injured in a spray of more than two dozen shots from two guns while attending a makeshift memorial for him. Police...
  • Michael Bloomberg Admits He Deceives—When He Can

    05/08/2017 2:04:53 PM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 5/8/2017 | Frank Miniter
    Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City, the eighth-richest person in the United States, and the billionaire behind the rabidly anti-gun group Everytown for Gun Safety, was asked on CBS’ “60 Minutes” why he didn’t run for president of the United States. His answer was revealing. “If I thought we could win, or had a reasonable chance, I would have [run for president],” he said. “It would be totally unlikely, very unlikely that an independent could win. And in my case, I was mayor for a long time. People know where I stand. I couldn’t pretend to be something...
  • 'Hero' stopped mass murder by crazed bar patron who was armed to the teeth, police say

    05/05/2017 7:21:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 5/4/2017 | Marc Ramirez Liz Farmer
    A concealed carry holder is being heralded as a hero by Arlington police for preventing mass murder by killing an "incoherent" gunman at a sports bar Wednesday evening. Before he was shot about 6:15 p.m., the gunman killed the manager of Zona Caliente in the 6500 block of South Cooper Street, police spokesman Christopher Cook said.
  • Here’s all of the guns the ATF took from Pasadena Police lieutenant’s Sierra Madre home

    05/04/2017 9:14:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies ^ | 5/3/2017 | Jason Henry
    More one third of the firearms seized in February from the home of Pasadena Police Lt. Vasken Gourdikian cannot be sold to civilians by gun shops in California, according to a review of the list of weapons by this newspaper. These handguns can only be purchased by law enforcement officers, or through a private party, because the models do not appear on California’s “roster” of guns approved for sale to the general public. Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives raided Gourdikian’s Sierra Madre home in February, taking away a total of 61 guns and gun parts,...
  • Gabby Giffords, Dem Lawmakers Pledge to Fight Concealed Carry for Law-Abiding Citizens

    05/04/2017 7:49:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 5/4/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    On May 3 gun control proponent Gabby Giffords joined Democrat lawmakers on Capitol Hill in pledging to fight efforts to nationalize concealed carry for law-abiding citizens. By opposing national reciprocity, Giffords and lawmakers like Senator Chris Murphy (D) are literally working against citizens who have received some level of firearm education and/or training, and have undergone background checks for their permits. This comes even as Giffords’ gun control group is demanding background checks as a way to know who should and should not be able to own a gun. According to Newsweek, Giffords spoke at a press conference Wednesday, saying,...
  • Gabby Giffords’ Gun Control Group Pushes Bullet-Proof Posters in Lieu of UBCs(T)

    05/03/2017 6:46:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 5/3/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    The posters appear to be made of bullet-proof drywall, which contains a Kevlar weave that will stop many–but not all–rounds from penetrating. The special drywall is a popular component in the construction of safe-rooms around the country. Giffords’ ARS uses poster-sized pieces of the material, emblazoned with the words, “This post stops bullets because our gun laws can’t.” Other versions of the poster say, “In case of gunfire hide behind this poster.”
  • Mass shooting by apartment complex pool leaves 1 dead, 7 injured

    05/01/2017 5:22:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 5/1/2017 | staff writers
    Police said they killed a suspected shooter Sunday after the gunman injured several other people at an apartment complex in Southern California. Advertisement According to police, the shooter opened fire in the pool area of a San Diego apartment complex. The shooter pointed a gun toward police when three officers shot him, police said. There are least eight victims, four men and and four women, San Diego police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said. The names of the victims have not been released. Police will only say four African American women, two African American men, and one Hispanic man were shot. Another...
  • Gun Activists Focus On National Concealed Carry Push

    04/30/2017 8:19:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 4/29/2017 | Kerry Picket
    The National Rifle Association has made national concealed carry a primary cause for the organization, and without President Obama in office to go after for enacting routine gun control measures, the pro-gun lobbying group is focused on a cause to rally its members and donors around. President Trump spoke before the NRA Friday afternoon telling members at their annual convention, “No longer will federal agencies be coming after law-abiding gun owners. (Applause.) No longer will the government be trying to undermine your rights and your freedoms as Americans. Instead, we will work with you, by your side.” Trump’s appearance at...
  • "Moms Demand" Planned a Protest at #NRAAM, But Nobody Showed Up

    04/30/2017 5:13:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 4/29/2017 | Jennifer Van Laar
    A Friday press release from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America promised "hundreds" of gun safety advocates would rally with Shannon Watts, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) in Atlanta, protesting the NRA's "extremist" agenda. As Bob Owens at Bearing Arms reported, the crowd was almost nonexistent. The @MomsDemand / @Everytown protest at #NRAAM2017 is clearly exciting. Security estimates just 75-100 attendees. — Bob Owens (@bob_owens) April 29, 2017 Unwilling to admit defeat, Watts tweeted a picture designed to show a much larger crowd. Per security at the park, actual count was 75-100. @MomsDemand ALWAYS grossly inflates their actual...
  • Moms Demand Action Goes Toe-to-Toe With the NRA(BARF ALERT!)

    04/29/2017 9:37:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 4/28/2017 | shannon watts
    As Atlanta prepares for leaders from the National Rifle Association (NRA) to descend on the city for its annual meeting, volunteers for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America are also arriving from across the country. For the fourth year in a row, moms, women, gun violence survivors, elected leaders and everyday Americans will show up and speak out as a counterweight to the nation’s largest gun lobby. While NRA leaders deliver a desolate message of fear and paranoia to convention-goers, Moms Demand Action wants leaders in corporate boardrooms, in statehouses, in Congress and in the White House to...
  • Dems adopt new tactic for gun confiscation

    04/28/2017 6:41:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 68 replies ^ | 4/27/2017 | Leo Hohmann
    New York State Sen. Daniel Squadron, D-Manhattan, has a plan to snare conservatives into coughing up their gun rights. Democrats have come up with a creative way of selectively confiscating guns from certain residents, and several Second Amendment watchdogs say the strategy could soon be coming to a state near you. A state legislator from Manhattan has introduced a bill that would nullify gun rights from those convicted of hate crimes, even those involving nonviolent, misdemeanor offenses. If successful, New York would become the seventh state to implement such a law. The FBI defines a hate crime as a “criminal...