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  • CNN Gets Schooled By Guest With Actual Facts on Gun Violence in the U.S

    06/24/2016 6:56:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 6/23/2016 | Kristine Marsh
    On Thursday morning’s CNN Newsroom, host Carol Costello brought on Erich Pratt, executive director for Gun Owners of America to argue with him about guns as the root cause of violence in the U.S. Unfortunately for Costello, her guest had facts ready to combat the journalist’s agenda and ably argued his point to where Costello had nothing left to defend her case. (transcript) Pratt then pointed out that other countries have far stricter gun laws but have much higher rates of murder, like in Japan where suicide rates are astronomical. “Actually, our murder rate is not even in the top...
  • Ben Carson: Let’s Put 2nd Amendment ‘On the Table’ and Ask Whether We Need it or Not

    06/23/2016 4:09:10 PM PDT · by rktman · 116 replies ^ | 6/23/2016 | Greg Campbell
    Dr. Ben Carson’s brilliance is beyond debate. However, there is a definite reason why I would trust the famed neurosurgeon to operate on my child’s brain and not entrust him with the Oval Office. Now, the former presidential candidate has declared that it is time to “put on the table” a discussion on whether or not we actually need the Second Amendment.
  • 6 Time Felon Killed In Shootout By 13 Year Old During Home Invasion

    06/23/2016 1:07:29 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 84 replies ^ | May 30, 2016 | Staff
    A brave 13-year-old Ladson (SC) boy fended off two hardened felons who were attempting to break into his house by using his mother’s gun to protect himself while home alone. The boy saw the men breaking into the back of his home, “at which time he feared for his safety” and grabbed his mother’s gun, the document states. He began firing at them, and the Sheriff’s office reported that they returned fire. In a heated shootout, he shot Brown three times, and Bennett drove him to the hospital where he later died. The gray Chevy Sonic they were driving had...
  • Paul Ryan Says Democratic ‘Stunt’ Is Not ‘A Proud Moment For Democracy’(dumbass!)

    06/23/2016 9:50:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies ^ | 6/23/2016 | Alex Pappas
    House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday reacted to the Democratic sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives over gun control by saying: “I don’t think this should be a very proud moment for democracy or the people who staged these stunts.” In his weekly press conference at the Capitol, Ryan said: “This is the people’s house. This is Congress, the House of Representatives, the oldest democracy in the world, and they’re descending it into chaos.”
  • Exploiting Orlando: Nets Advance Anti-Gun Agenda By 8 to 1

    06/23/2016 7:15:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 6/22/2016 | Geoffrey Dickens
    In the wake of the horrific attack on an Orlando nightclub by a man espousing allegiance to ISIS, it didn’t take long for the Big Three networks (ABC, NBC, CBS) to advance the preferred political line of the Democrats, in this election year, to push for more gun control. Beginning on the evening following the shooting, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt on June 12, sounded the clarion call for gun control: “Today’s terror attack brings national security and the debate over gun control to forefront of the presidential campaigns once again.” And for the next week, an MRC study...
  • Shocker: Gun Sales Spiking Across The Country Post-Orlando(NOT)

    06/23/2016 7:05:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 6/22/2016 | Matt Vespa
    In the wake of the Orlando attack, gun sales are spiking across the country. Hunter’s Warehouse, a Pennsylvania-based online gun store, has sold 30,000 AR-15 rifles since the shooting. In Oklahoma, gun sales have spiked due to security concerns, with locals buying firearms to protect themselves and their families (via The Oklahoman):
  • Saul Cornell: The Second Amendment of their imagination

    06/22/2016 4:25:09 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    Ny daily news ^ | June 22, 2016 | Saul Cornell
    But those who constantly appeal to that sentence in the Constitution as an obstacle to reasonable gun regulation are ignorant about the Founders’ own views about gun regulation. Any honest historian of the early Republic will tell you that lax gun laws are not in fact pro-Second Amendment; they are anti-Second Amendment. -snip Pennsylvania, in its 1776 Constitution, was the first state to include an express provision affirming the right to bear arms. It also passed a stringent loyalty oath that disarmed a large proportion of its population. Similar oaths were in force in most of the other states. When...
  • Father Of Orlando Victim: I Wish Someone Else In That Club Had A Gun

    06/21/2016 7:49:03 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 43 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 20 June 2016 | Bre Payton
    A father of one of the Orlando victims penned a letter expressing the wish that his son had been armed at the gay nightclub where 49 people were killed and another 53 were injured last week. In a letter published by The Detroit News, Mark Bando decried gun control policies for disarming people like his son, Christopher Andrew Leinonen, who was shot and killed by a terrorist last week at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. “The killer was armed and his helpless victims were not,” Bando wrote. “Yet the anti gun politicians still want to disarm the populace, enabling these...
  • Valerie Jarrett: We Need To ‘Drown Out’ The NRA [AUDIO](call in Q&A)

    06/21/2016 7:47:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies ^ | 6/21/2016 | Christian Datoc
    Senior Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett told reporters on a Monday conference call that the way to stop mass shootings is to “drown out” the voice of the NRA.
  • White House: Obama ‘Profoundly Frustrated’ — Ready For More Executive Action On Gun Control

    06/21/2016 7:20:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 83 replies ^ | 6/21/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama again failed to push through additional gun control efforts in Congress — even after blaming the terrorist attack in Florida on Republicans and supporters of the Second Amendment. White House press secretary Josh Earnest revealed that Obama was “profoundly frustrated” after Senate Republicans again blocked anti-gun legislation. Earnest suggested that the president would again turn to executive authority to try and enact gun control policies on his own.
  • Dishonest NPR Tells of 'Regular' Mom Who Put the Con in Gun Contro(momunists)

    06/21/2016 5:49:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 6/20/2016 | Tim Graham
    Beware liberal media propagandists trying to sell you a liberal as “just regular people....folding the kids’ laundry...who had never done anything political before.” Baloney. On Friday’s Morning Edition, NPR was the latest outlet who presented this fakery for one Shannon Watts, who founded the group One Million Moms for Gun Control after the Sandy Hook mass murder in December of 2012. CHRIS ARNOLD: Much of the groundswell behind this crusade comes from just regular people pulled into it for their own reasons. For a woman named Shannon Watts -- she was drawn in by another mass shooting, the murder of...
  • Logic-Free Zone

    06/21/2016 5:36:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 6/21/2016 | Cal Thomas
    James Kallstrom, a former FBI assistant director, recently spoke with Megyn Kelly on her Fox News show. Kallstrom told Kelly that orders have come down from the White House that the bureau cannot investigate 'anything to do with Muslims' and agents are "petrified" of losing their jobs if they do. Islamists could not have a better friend in the White House had they put one of their own there.
  • Stuff you never knew about shotguns

    06/21/2016 5:00:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 6/20/2016 | Pat McLene
    Here’s another reason why you – and your friends and family – should prep: Guns are icky: NY Daily News writer gets temporary PTSD from the horrors of shooting an AR. There isn’t much point in piling on the Delta male reporter mentioned, since above-linked article does such a good job of it. And there really isn’t any good reason to try to Greek-alphabetize President Obama in regards to the whole AR-15 hammer-of-doom, autonomous-baby-killer smoke screen, mainly because his goals have nothing to do with the personal safety of the herd members. But facts are facts. Click on the table...

    06/20/2016 1:31:27 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 73 replies
    DailySignal ^ | June 20, 2016 | Connecticut Citizens Defense League, Inc. Blog
    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – The United States Supreme Court declined on Monday to review a lower court’s ruling refusing to strike down on Second Amendment grounds Connecticut’s ban on certain semi-automatic firearms including the most popular rifles in the Nation. The Connecticut Citizens’ Defense League (CCDL) and other plaintiffs challenged Connecticut’s ban in 2013, arguing that the ban openly flouts the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which held that law-abiding citizens have an individual right to keep commonly owned firearms in their homes for self-defense.
  • Senate to vote on 4 gun control measures

    06/20/2016 7:12:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 6/20/2016 | unknown
    The Senate plans to take four procedural votes Monday on amendments that would improve or expand background checks and make it harder for suspected terrorists to purchase guns. None is expected to get the 60 votes required for further action. Democrats were expected to block two Republican amendments, arguing that they fall short in controlling the sales of guns. Republicans were expected to block two Democratic amendments, contending that they threaten the constitutional rights of gun owners.
  • Washington Won't Be Banning 'America's Gun' Anytime Soon

    06/19/2016 10:45:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 6/16/2016 | Christian Lowe
    Before we start, let's just get one thing straight: A renewal of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban will not crumble under fire from the "lobbying" power of the NRA. For sure, the National Rifle Association has a lot of political power—which is, of course, derived from its 4.5 million members and not from the gun industry, as the anti-gun movement would have you believe. No. Any call to ban AR-15 rifles (what the left likes to incorrectly call "assault weapons") will likely fall flat on Capitol Hill simply because that firearm is by any objective measure the most popular long...
  • Moving Semi-Auto Rifles Into the National Firearms Act(idiot alert)

    06/19/2016 10:12:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 6/15/2016 | Jonathan Zdziarski
    This article covered assault weapons specifically, but I still believe wholeheartedly that the much broader problem with gun violence requires us to heavily fund mental healthcare in this country, and with deep pockets. A majority of all gun deaths are still suicides, or murder-suicides. While we must do something to prevent the string of massacres we’ve seen with assault rifles over the past few years, we’d be sorely mistaken not to address the grave mental health problem in our country. This is a separate issue from domestic terrorism, but is definitely where this discussion needs to go.
  • Join a Conversation on the Assault Weapons Ban

    06/19/2016 9:12:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 66 replies ^ | 6/19/2016 | Unknown
    On Monday, June 20 at 1:00 p.m. ET, we want you to join us for a special call on civilian ownership of the AR-15 with Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement. On the call, we'll talk about the need to renew the assault weapons ban and the different gun safety measures the Senate is set to vote on in the coming week. If you want to participate in this conference call, please sign up here and let us know what questions you'd like us to answer. The call will be streamed...
  • AG Lynch: We Need ‘To Stop Individuals from Obtaining Guns Who Should Not Have Them

    06/19/2016 8:17:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies ^ | 6/19/2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s meet the Press,” in commenting on the gun control push in the wake of the Orlando, FL mass shooting terror attack last weekend, Attorney General Loretta Lynch argued to have the “tools” to stop those from obtaining guns “who should not have them.”
  • Supreme Court may take action on state assault weapon bans

    06/19/2016 6:50:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 84 replies ^ | 6/19/2016 | unknown
    The U.S. Supreme Court may weigh in this week on gun control, an issue smoldering again following the June 12 Orlando massacre, with the justices due to decide whether to hear a challenge by gun rights advocates to assault weapon bans in two states. The Connecticut and New York laws prohibit semiautomatic weapons like the one used by the gunman who fatally shot 49 people at a gay night club in Orlando in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The Supreme Court will announce as soon as Monday whether it will hear the challenge brought by gun rights...
  • How Does the FBI Watch List Work? And Could It Have Prevented Orlando?

    06/19/2016 6:32:18 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 30 replies
    Wired ^ | 6/17/2016 | Kim Zetter
    Of all the details investigators have uncovered about Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen, perhaps the most infuriating is the fact that he spent 10 months on a government watch list, yet had no trouble buying an assault rifle and a handgun. Authorities placed Mateen on a watch list in May 2013 after coworkers at the Florida courthouse where he was a security guard told authorities he boasted of connections to al Qaeda and other terrorists organizations. He remained on the list for 10 months, and FBI Director James Comey told reporters this week that during that time the agency placed Mateen...
  • What is it like to fire an AR-15? It’s horrifying, menacing and very very loud (LOL/Barf!)

    06/18/2016 6:21:53 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 157 replies
    But Frank Stelmach of Double Tap Shooting Range and Gun Shop invited me, videographer Michael Sheridan and reporter Adam Shrier to come down. Stelmach is not like many gun lovers. He admires his weaponry, yes, and has difficulty explaining why law-abiding citizens need a gun that can empty a 40-round magazine in a few seconds. But he also hates the idea that “bad people” get a hold of a gun like this and use it to kill without difficulty. “There should be expanded background checks — extending into your family, friends and associates,” he said. “And there should be a...
  • CBS News Crew Tried to Show How Easy it Was to Buy an AR-15… It Backfired BIG TIME

    06/18/2016 9:33:31 AM PDT · by orchestra · 29 replies
    Tribunist ^ | 6/17/2016 | Tribunist Staff
    A CBS News crew decided to join apparently dozens of journalists across the country this week and purchase an AR-15 rifle on camera to show “how easy” it was to purchase a firearm by sending reporter Paula Reid to purchase one of these rifles, along with ammunition, from a Virginia gun shop. (Video at link)
  • Few rules restricting guns in public in Nevada

    06/17/2016 10:20:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 6/16/2016 | Cyndi Lundeberg
    Following the mass shooting in Orlando, guns have again become a hot-button issue. Nevada gun laws, along with open carry laws, allow people to carry a firearm almost anywhere they like. That might include the Las Vegas Strip, clubs and bars. It’s not just handguns. The law protects rifles and the like as well. “It covers everything. I’ve never seen a reason to carry a rifle down the road, but if it became a prudent thing to do, I would do it,” said David Stilwell, owner of Las Vegas’ Gun Butler. Openly carrying firearms doesn’t require a permit, and signs...
  • Where have all the Tommys gone?

    06/17/2016 6:25:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 109 replies ^ | 6/17/2016 | Thomas J. Hall
    No one uses Tommy guns anymore. Today's thugs sling lead at one another with their plastic wonder-guns across playgrounds and parks, with poor accuracy and less style. Desperados, the demented, and the depraved appear to have settled on the ubiquitous black rifle as their favorite fashion firearm. Even Chicago, America's Free Fire Zone, hasn't seen anyone mowed down with the fabled Chicago Typewriter in decades. It is a puzzlement. After all, the Tommy is an all-American weapon, an iconic symbol of American independence and ingenuity. General Thompson intended it to sweep trenches clear of enemy soldiers, but the Germans, rather...
  • WATCH: Ted Cruz Blasts Democrat ‘Political Gamesmanship’ in Wake of Orlando Terror Attack

    06/17/2016 5:19:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 104 replies ^ | 6/16/2016 | Chris Pandolfo
    On Thursday Senator Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor to address the Islamic terrorist attack in Orlando. The speech he gave should be the standard Republican response to the left’s deflection towards gun-control instead of addressing the real issue at hand: defeating radical Islamic terrorism.
  • Civilians have no reason for owning assault weapons

    06/16/2016 1:07:31 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 146 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 6/15/16 | Seth Moulton
    Gun shop owner talks AR-15 NY Daily News BY Seth Moulton SPECIAL TO THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 8:26 PM I’m a Marine. I carried guns every day in Iraq, guns very similar to the ones used to perpetrate the Orlando murders and many other mass shootings in America. I’ve used guns in combat. On more than one occasion, guns have saved my life.
  • GOP should agree to an 'assault weapons' ban IF OBAMA AGREES TO A PERMANENT HALT TO.. [Vanity]

    06/16/2016 12:17:50 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 60 replies
    June 16, 2016 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    Time to play ball, HARD BALL. Full headline reads, "The GOP should agree to an 'assault weapons' ban IF OBAMA AGREES TO A PERMANENT HALT TO HIS MUSLIM IMMIGRATION PROGRAM" This is how Trump negotiates, right? Let's see the Democrats sacrifice their Islamic takeover of America in exchange for a ban on AR-15's.. THEY WOULD NEVER AGREE TO THAT!
  • Bill requires background checks for high-cap mags, assault weapons

    06/16/2016 10:52:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies ^ | 6/16/2016 | Daniel Terrill
    In an effort to “stop mass killings by violent terrorists,” Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee proposed a bill that would require patrons undergo a criminal background check before obtaining “a large capacity ammunition feeding device” or a “semiautomatic assault weapon.” According to the bill, the measure would amend federal law to prohibit the transfer “until the Attorney General has verified that the prospective transferee has truthfully answered questions about whether the prospective transferee has been contacted recently by Federal law enforcement authorities.
  • Gun Sales Soar as Gay Community Arms Itself in Orlando Aftermath

    06/16/2016 8:07:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 6/16/2016 | unknown
    Firearms retailers are reporting a surge in sales among gays and lesbians in the aftermath of the Orlando massacre. Gun sales typically surge after a mass shooting as people take steps to ensure their personal security, but now a new cohort is heading to the gun store: LGBT folks. KDVR reports: "However, what’s different this time around is the clientele. Mike Smith, a firearms instructor in Colorado Springs, is one of many closely tracking the sudden surge in gays and lesbians buying weapons."
  • Gun Shop Owner: AR-15's Flying Off Shelves at $500 a Pop

    06/16/2016 6:39:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies ^ | 6/15/2016 | Nick Giampia
    Since the Orlando nightclub shooting on Sunday, gun sales have rapidly increased throughout the United States. Adventure Outdoors Owner Jay Wallace told Fox Business Network’s Stuart Varney that sales of AR-15s and other firearms have “really kicked up” since Sunday. AR-15’s may look like military rifles but they are actually semi-automatic guns, which means they can only fire one round with each pull of the trigger. By contrast, military-style guns have the ability to fire multiple rounds with one pull of the trigger. The ‘AR’ in AR-15 actually stands for ArmaLite rifle, named after the company that developed it and...
  • Trump: I’m going to meet with the NRA to discuss Dem gun-control proposal (More info)

    06/15/2016 9:43:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 108 replies ^ | 6/15/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    The NRA gave Donald Trump an enthusiastic endorsement last month. The bill for that choice may be coming due for both the NRA and conservatives. Trump announced on Twitter that he will meet with the gun-rights advocacy group to discuss a gun-control proposal they vehemently oppose, but which Democrats have been demanding for months, if not years: I will be meeting with the NRA, who has endorsed me, about not allowing people on the terrorist watch list, or the no fly list, to buy guns. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2016 Politico picked up on this almost immediately...
  • Rep. Becerra: Congress Should Not Leave Without Voting on No Fly, No Buy

    06/15/2016 9:08:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies ^ | 6/15/2016 | Melanie Hunter
    House Democratic Caucus Chair Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) urged Congress on Wednesday not to leave for the week until it votes on a measure that would prevent people on the government’s no-fly list from purchasing a gun. “This Congress should not leave this week without giving us a vote on something very simple: No Fly, No Buy. If you can’t fly, because you are on a watch list by our government and you are not allowed on an airplane, you should not be allowed to enter a gun shop and walk out with an assault weapon,” said Becerra. The bill [1]...
  • Howard Stern’s Epic Gun Rant: The Wolves Are Attacking, And The Sheep Are Disarming!

    06/15/2016 8:49:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 6/15/2016 | Kaitlan Collins
    <p>Howard Stern said no gun control laws could have prevented what happened in Orlando.</p> <p>During “The Howard Stern Show” Wednesday, the radio host used an analogy concerning sheep, sheepdogs, and wolves to explain why disarming the American public is a bad idea.</p>
  • Fox News Anchor Joins Left in Calling For Assault Weapons Ban(gretchen)

    06/15/2016 5:58:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 93 replies ^ | 6/15/2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Calling for more gun control in the wake of mass shootings has become the norm for the president, politicians, and pundits alike—and Orlando has been no different. This time, however, a more surprising face has joined the bandwagon: Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson. “Yes, the Orlando massacre was terror,” she said, “But there’s no doubt that Omar Mateen was able to kill so many people because he was firing an AR-15, a military style assault weapon, a weapon easier to buy in the state of Florida than buying a handgun.” Let’s break for a moment here to point out that right...
  • Time for a ‘No Buy’ List on Guns (how about licenses for journlists?)

    06/14/2016 5:55:57 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 51 replies
    THE massacre in Florida is a horrifying reminder that terrorists don’t need airplanes to kill scores of people: All they need are commonplace firearms. Gun-control groups are already issuing calls to do more to keep suspected terrorists from buying guns, while those against stricter gun laws say we shouldn’t deny people their constitutional rights on the basis of mere suspicion. They are both correct. But there is a solution. Federal law bars felons, the mentally ill, drug addicts and people convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors from possessing firearms. Nothing, however, prevents a suspected terrorist from walking into a gun store...
  • Jeh Johnson: Gun Control Is Now 'Part and Parcel of Homeland Security'

    06/14/2016 9:04:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 14, 2016 | David Rutz
    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday that passing gun control laws is now "part and parcel of homeland security" in an interview on CBS This Morning. In the segment which was flagged by Politico, Johnson said this was the first time he had vocalized such a belief publicly. President Obama and congressional Democrats have made a renewed push for gun control laws in the wake of the Orlando terrorist attack on a gay nightclub that left 49 people dead.
  • Florida Gun Store Owner Schools Media on How Buying a Gun Works in Press Conference

    06/14/2016 6:16:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 6/13/2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    On Monday afternoon Ed Henson, the owner of the gun shop where ISIS terrorist Omar Mateen purchased his weapons, held a press conference in Port St. Lucie , Florida where he educated the media on the state’s gun laws. Henson was adamant that politics would not be what he focused on and would only stick to the facts. “An evil person came in here and legally purchased two firearm from us,” he stated, “And if he hadn't gotten them from us, I’m sure he would have gotten them from another local gun story in the area.” The gun store owner,...
  • Obama 'not ruling out' executive actions on guns

    06/14/2016 5:37:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies ^ | 6/13/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    President Obama is not ruling out issuing more executive actions to curb certain types of gun sales, his top spokesman said Monday, even though he’s not aware of any additional steps the president can take under his current authority. “The president has taken substantial executive actions using as much executive authority as he can,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said. “I’m not going to rule out additional steps … he’s not going to hesitate to act.” After the bloody jihadist attack in an Orlando Sunday, Obama’s first comments were not to condemn Islamic terrorism but to put the blame...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Social Media Manager Tells The NRA To (bleep) Off

    06/13/2016 7:37:12 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 41 replies
    Cannot actually post what the Hillary campaign said.
  • Gun stocks are surging

    06/13/2016 7:58:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 6/13/2016 | Akin Oyedele
    Shares of major gunmakers rallied in trading on Monday, one day after the deadliest mass shooting in US history. Smith & Wesson shares jumped by as much as 11%, while Sturm, Ruger & Company shares rallied 8%.
  • The Orlando Horror and Hard Truths

    06/13/2016 7:11:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 6/13/2016 | Guy Benson
    The Orlando massacre is sickening and frightening. It's sickening on its face: Dozens of innocent people were shot to death by a remorseless, merciless fanatic on Saturday night, executed for the 'crime' of carousing with friends at an establishment that caters to a clientele despised by their killer. It's frightening because this horror was not perpetrated by masked men shouting slogans in an unfamiliar tongue thousands of miles away. It wasn't carried out by trained practitioners of terror who hijacked airplanes and targeted symbolic nuclei of American power in wealth. No, like last year's San Bernardino bloodbath, this atrocity unfolded...
  • LGBTQ Gun Rights Group on Orlando: 'Guns Didn't Do This, A Human Who Hated Gays Did'

    06/13/2016 6:38:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 6/13/2016 | Katie Pavlich
    “The Pink Pistols gives condolences to all family and friends of those killed and injured at Pulse,” First Speaker of the Pink Pistols Gwendolyn Patton said in a statement. “This is exactly the kind of heinous act that justifies our existence. At such a time of tragedy, let us not reach for the low-hanging fruit of blaming the killer’s guns. Let us stay focused on the fact that someone hated gay people so much they were ready to kill or injure so many. A human being did this. The human being’s tools are unimportant when compared to the bleakness of...
  • Country Star Issues Scathing Response To President's Speech Following Orlando Mass(T)

    06/13/2016 5:18:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 6/12/2016 | unknown
    Ronnie Dunn took to Facebook to criticize the President's speech and leadership calling it "unbelievable." The post resulted in several thousand shares and reactions from Dunn's Facebook followers, many of whom agreed with the singer's observation. But, others criticized Dunn calling him "another Republican Obama hater."
  • David Petraeus Just Launched A Gun Control Group For Vets('moron' traitor!)

    06/11/2016 9:23:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 6/10/2016 | Jonah Bennett
    Petraeus’ new group is called the Veterans Coalition for Common Sense, and it’s attracting support from other former military leaders, namely former CIA Director Michael Hayden and retired Adm. Thad Allen. There are 23 veterans in total on the advisory committee. The goal of the group is to push legislation that mandates stronger background checks for gun purchases, though Mark Prentice, communications director for Americans for Responsible Solutions, affirmed the importance of the Second Amendment.
  • General David Petraeus Forming Gun Control Group with Mark Kelly

    06/11/2016 8:56:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies ^ | 6/10/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    General David Petraeus is forming a gun control group with Gabby Gifford’s husband Mark Kelly. The goal of the group will be to push national adoption of the same universal background checks that have failed in California, Colorado, Washington state, and Paris. In fact, Petraeus will be pushing the same background checks that Giffords’ attacker passed in order to acquire the gun he used to wound her on January 8, 2011. According to The Hill, Kelly announced the launch of the group by talking about military members’ commitment to “protect our constitution and homeland.” He suggested political leaders now need...
  • Hillary: Abortion Is A ‘Constitutional Right,’ Unsure About Second Amendment

    06/11/2016 7:52:44 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/10/2016 | Steve Guest
    Hillary Clinton has no problem calling abortion a “constitutional right,” but when it comes to the Second Amendment, she has refused to take a position. On Friday, Clinton thanked Planned Parenthood for providing abortions when she said that it was a “constitutional right” for women to get an abortion. However, last Sunday, Clinton refused to say whether or not the right to bear arms was a constitutional right. Instead, Clinton criticized late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. “I think that for most of our history there was a nuanced reading of the Second Amendment until the decision by the late...
  • 9th Circuit: Americans Have No Right To Concealed Carry A Gun Outside Home

    06/09/2016 11:28:44 AM PDT · by russbart · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | AWR Hawkins
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is ruling in favor of California’s “good cause” requirement, saying the Second Amendment does not protect a right to carry a concealed gun in public. On February 13 2014 Breibart News reported that a panel of judges from the Ninth Circuit struck down California’s “good cause” requirement. Thereafter–under pressure from State Attorney Kamala Harris–the court announced that it would rehear the case en banc. Today that en banc ruling resulted in the “good cause” requirement being upheld and Americans being told they have not right to carry a concealed gun...
  • Hillary Clinton Won’t Say Second Amendment Is A Constitutional Right

    06/09/2016 5:44:28 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 14 replies
    The Global Dispatch ^ | Jun 8th, 2016 | Brandon Jones
    The Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton declined to say if she thinks the Second Amendment guarantees the constitutional right to bear arms during an interview Sunday with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. Stephanopoulos asked Clinton, “Do you believe that an individual’s right to bear arms is a constitutional right, that it’s not linked to service in a militia?” Hillary Clinton won't say if the Second Amendment makes gun ownership a right photo/screenshot Hillary Clinton won’t say if the Second Amendment makes gun ownership a right photo/screenshot “I think that for most of our history, there was a nuanced reading of the Second...
  • Medical Marijuana Dispensary Manager Shoots Armed Robbers Clad in Masks, Body Armor (CA)

    06/09/2016 8:03:12 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 55 replies
    ABC7 (Eyewitness News) ^ | June 8, 2016 | Leo Stallworth
    WALNUT PARK, Calif. (KABC) -- The manager of a medical marijuana dispensary in Walnut Park opened fire on two armed men after he said the suspects tried to rob him. The incident occurred at around 10:40 p.m. Tuesday in the 2400 block of Florence Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The store manager told Eyewitness News that the suspects barged into his business clad in body armor and with their faces covered, pointing assault rifles at him. The manager said he had no other choice but to grab his handgun and shoot at the suspects, firing at...