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  • FBI: More People Killed with Hammers, Clubs than with Rifles of Every Kind

    03/22/2019 7:49:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/22/2019 | AWR Hawkins
    Crime statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) show that more people were killed with hammers and clubs than with rifles of every kind in 2017. According to the Uniform Crime Report, 467 people were killed with “blunt objects (hammers, clubs, etc.),” while 403 were killed were rifles. The FBI report also reveals that 692 people were killed with “personal weapons” like “hands, fists, feet, etc..” and that is higher than the number of people killed with rifles and shotguns combined.
  • Bernie Sanders Calls for Stripping of Second Amendment Rights Overnight

    03/21/2019 11:02:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/21/2019 | Katie Pavlich
    Late last night New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a ban on "military style" semi-automatic rifles in the country. "Today I am announcing that New Zealand will ban all military-style semi-automatic weapons. We will also ban all assault rifles. We will also ban all high capacity magazines," she said. "We will ban all parts with the ability to convert semi-automatic or any other type of firearm into a military style semi-automatic weapon." Democrat presidential candidate and socialist Bernie Sanders endorsed the move right away and said it needs to happen in the United States. He wants to strip Americans...
  • MSNBC Host's Reason For Why We Should Ban AR-15s Blows Up In His Face(Scarbrow)

    03/20/2019 8:52:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 73 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/20/2019 | Matt Vespa
    Host Joe Scarborough said he’s a Second Amendment supporter and a gun owner but supports banning so-called weapons of war. That’s an anti-gun Left talking point. It’s replaced the previous made up term "assault weapon," which has lost its punch due to conservatives rightfully mocking and shredding it as a meaningless politically charged phrase aimed at masking the Left’s ignorance of firearms and instilling fear in voters. In other words, “assault weapon” is liberal code for ‘a gun that looks scary, but we can’t say that because we would look like pansies to the electorate’—too late.
  • PA Democrats: Our Bill Would Create A Gun Registry In The State

    03/19/2019 7:50:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/18/2019 | Matt Vespa
    We all saw the rumblings of this for years. Democrats want to destroy the Second Amendment, create gun registries, and eventually confiscate firearms. It won’t happen in a couple of years, of course. This is the long game. Emboldened by their state-level victories in Vermont and Florida, in which the anti-gun Left was able to increase the age to purchase all firearms to 21. In Vermont, they even got Republican (and at the time pro-NRA) Gov. Phil Scott to sign off on magazine limits. As you all know, 18 years of age was the minimum for a long gun. In...
  • Proposal would create gun registry across Pennsylvania

    03/19/2019 3:53:57 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 60 replies
    WPXI ^ | March 19, 2019
    Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering a bill that would create a gun registry across the state. The bill would require gun owners across the state to register their firearms through state police every year. Under the proposal, gun owners would need to undergo an annual background check, including fingerprinting. Gun rights advocates are against the idea, saying it’s a violation of the federal and state constitutions.
  • North Carolina county declares itself a 'gun sanctuary'

    03/16/2019 9:39:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/16/2019 | Ric Moran
    The Board of Commissioners in Cherokee County in North Carolina has passed a resolution — largely symbolic — declaring the county a "gun sanctuary." The gist of the resolution: "..... the criminal misuse of firearms is due to the fact that criminals do not obey laws and this is not a reason to abrogate or abridge the unalienable, constitutionally-guaranteed rights of law abiding citizens. The last protectors of the US Constitution are We the People of the United States and our ability to fulfill that role successfully rests on our Second Amendment rights."
  • MULTNOMAH COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRMAN ANNOUNCES LAWSUIT AGAINST PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    03/16/2019 5:59:12 AM PDT · by Twotone · 29 replies
    Multnomah County Republicans ^ | March 13, 2019 | James Buchal
    Multnomah County Republican Party Chairman James Buchal announced that he has filed suit on behalf of Portland parents with students in the Portland Public Schools (PPS) for violations of their First Amendment rights arising from the massive anti-gun demonstrations PPS organized a year ago. "Every parent with children in the Portland Public Schools should download and read a copy of the Complaint (available here)," said Buchal, "because it demonstrates the extraordinary degree to which PPS officials have misused scarce educational resources for narrowly partisan and political objectives." The suit is based on thousands of documents recovered through a Public Records...
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Removing Hunting Rifles from Stores

    03/15/2019 1:26:37 AM PDT · by Windflier · 52 replies
    AllOutdoor.com ^ | 12 March 2019 | AllOutdoor Staff
    Dick’s Sporting Goods announced on Tuesday they will be removing hunting rifles and other hunting products from 125 of its stores. Last year, in a move that was highly disappointing for gun sellers, buyers and the firearms industry as a whole, the sporting goods store pulled all modern sporting rifles from their shelves. On Tuesday, the company doubled down on that strategy and will be moving even further away from selling firearms. According to The New York Times, Dick’s plans to replace hunting goods with merchandise such as ski apparel, batting cages and other outdoor gear. Nonetheless, this type of...
  • Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Require Background Check When Buying Ammo

    03/14/2019 12:43:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 14, 2019 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) -- Democratic Congress members reintroduced the Ammunition Background Check Act on Wednesday, legislation that would require people to undergo an instant, universal background check through the federal NICS databaseeverytime they purchase gun ammunition. The lead sponsors of the bill are Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.). The proposal is known as 'Jaime's Law," in honor of Jaime Guttenberg, one of the 17 victims of the shooting at the Marjory Stonemen Douglas High School in February 2018. "Ammunition sales should be subject to the same legal requirements that should govern firearm sales: universal background checks," said...
  • Sandy Hook lawsuit against gun maker Remington can proceed: Court

    03/14/2019 11:00:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 14, 2019 | David Sherfinski
    The Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday said a lawsuit challenging how Remington marketed the rifle used in the December 2012 Newtown school shooting can proceed, overturning a lower court’s outright dismissal of the case. In a 4-3 opinion, the court narrowly ruled that families of victims of the Newtown school shooting can challenge whether Remington violated trade practices in how it marketed the AR-15-style rifle used in the shooting. “The regulation of advertising that threatens the public’s health, safety, and morals has long been considered a core exercise of the states’ police powers,” Justice Richard Palmer wrote for the majority....
  • Bipartisan Support for "Red Flag" Gun Confiscation Is Growing

    03/14/2019 8:13:00 AM PDT · by Sopater · 55 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | January 02, 2019 | Jose Nino
    Is more gun control legislation coming to Congress?The 2018 midterm elections produced a split Congress with Democrats gaining control of the House and Republicans gaining seats in the Senate.The change in House leadership will signal changes in gun control legislation in the near future. The Guardian has detailed House Democrats’ desire to pass gun control legislation in the upcoming Congress: “Ted Deutch, a Democratic congressman from Florida who represents Parkland, where a February school shooting left 17 dead, said this week that he expected House Democrats to focus on bills with more bipartisan support. Those measures included bump stock bans...
  • Some Republicans Now Want Gun Confiscation

    03/14/2019 7:22:24 AM PDT · by Sopater · 50 replies
    Ammoland ^ | March 12, 2019 | Michael Hammond
    Washington, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)- It’s been said quite often that Republicans are the “Stupid Party.”Well, the party of stupid has struck again, and “Exhibit A” is the Republican Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee — Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.Based on what Graham is doing, one would think he’s planning to forfeit control of the Senate to the Democrats and to lose the White House in 2020. Because he is holding a hearing to promote the nastiest form of Bloomberg-sponsored gun control.As it turns out, Graham and his new “best buddy,” anti-gun zealot Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), are scheduling...
  • 25 of New Mexico’s 33 Counties Declare ‘2nd Amendment Sanctuary’ Status

    03/10/2019 12:02:40 PM PDT · by rktman · 70 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/9/2019 | AWR Hawkins
    Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) signed legislation Friday to criminalize private gun sales but 25 of New Mexico’s 33 counties have made clear they have no intention of enforcing it. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that 25 counties have declared “Second Amendment Sanctuary” status as a way of affirming that their county governments stand behind a sheriff’s decision to not enforce the gun control. On March 2, Breitbart News reported that 21 of New Mexico’s 33 counties had declared themselves “Second Amendment Sanctuaries.
  • Man aged in his 20s remains in critical condition in hospital following West Dublin shooting

    03/09/2019 5:05:16 PM PST · by Murtyo · 6 replies
    Gardaí have confirmed that a man aged in his 20s remains in critical condition in hospital following a shooting in West Dublin, on Wednesday. It is understood the man who is known to Gardaí was shot in the Briarwood area of Mulhuddart at approximately 5pm yesterday evening.
  • Hawaii Lawmakers Want Congress To Weigh 2nd Amendment Repeal

    03/07/2019 4:00:34 PM PST · by PROCON · 84 replies
    guns.com ^ | March 7, 2019 | Chris Eger
    Backers of the measure want Congress to clarify the constitutional right to bear arms (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)A group of Hawaii state legislators wants Congress to repeal the right to bear arms — or at least specify that it is not an individual right. The resolution filed Tuesday in the Hawaiian Senate, SCR42, is backed by freshman state Sen. Stanley Chang, best known for defeating the chamber’s last Republican in 2016. Chang’s measure, which has four co-sponsors, would request Washington discuss either scrapping the Second Amendment altogether or clarifying that it only applies to organizations such as state militias. Chang, a...
  • Awkward: Shannon Watts Assumes Pearl Wearing Legislators Targeted Her Group But One Tweet(T)

    03/07/2019 10:07:57 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/7/2019 | Beth Baumann
    Full Headline: Awkward: Shannon Watts Assumes Pearl Wearing Legislators Targeted Her Group But One Tweet Proves That Theory Wrong Republican members of the New Hampshire House of Representatives have sparked social media outrage after wearing pearls during a hearing on Extreme Risk Protection Orders, commonly referred to as "red flag laws." Many state legislatures are considering implementing these laws, which would make it easier for police to confiscate a person's guns if he or she is believed to be a threat to themselves or others. According to the Washington Post, the legislators' motives were easy to see. "The implication was...
  • CNN's Camerota 'Cheers On' Liberal Activist Who Describes Republicans as Gun Fanatics

    03/06/2019 10:37:40 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 3/6/2019 | Kristine Marsh
    To end the 8am EST hour, Camerota brought on Parker to talk about his new book addressed to his daughter, Alison, a journalist who was killed on-air in 2015 by a disgruntled former co-worker. The pair talked more about Parker’s left-wing activism than they did about the book. The CNN host began by praising Parker for trying to change the country’s gun laws: “We have talked to you many times. We are always struck by how pretty quickly you swung into action. You were grief-stricken but you swung into action! You decided to try to change things in the country,”...
  • ICYMI: Sutherland Springs Families File Suit Against Gun Dealer Who Sold AR-15 to Shooter

    03/04/2019 10:24:21 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/3/2019 | Beth Baumann
    "Academy violated existing firearms laws when one of its San Antonio stores illegally sold the mass shooter the High Capacity Ruger AR-556 semi-automatic rifle that was used in the shooting," the lawsuit reads. The plaintiffs argue that because the gunman lived in Colorado at the time, and the state adopted a ban on "high capacity assault rifles," Academy Sports should have denied the sale. "At the time the mass shooter illegally purchased the High Capacity Ruger AR-556 model 8500 at Academy in Texas, he reported a Colorado Springs, Colorado address on his Firearms Transaction Record, Form 4473. He presented Defendant...
  • CNN, MSNBC Give Liberals Forum to Push Gun Control Myths

    03/02/2019 9:46:20 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 3/1/2019 | Brad Wilmouth
    In the aftermath of the House of Representatives passing two Democratic-supported gun control bills that expand background check requirements to private purchases and transfers, and lengthens the allowed background check period, CNN and MSNBC have been celebrating by having liberal guests come on their shows and going along with their gun control myths without any conservative guests to counter them. Severals shows repeated the misleading claim that about 90 percent of Americans support "universal background checks" that would include all gun purchases even though the only states that have let voters vote on the matter have never produced support near...
  • Turning Heartbreak Into Action(napa nan newsletter)

    03/01/2019 6:05:22 PM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    iqconnect.lmhostediq.com ^ | 3/1/2019 | None
    Dear San Franciscan, This week, the House of Representatives voted on two long-overdue bills to end the daily horror of gun violence in America. Earlier this week, we proudly passed H.R. 8, which expands background checks to all gun sales to make them universal, and H.R. 1112, which addresses the Charleston Loophole that previously allowed gun dealers to sell a firearm to dangerous individuals if the FBI background check had not been completed within three business days. These bipartisan, commonsense bills respect the will of the American people – 97 percent of whom support universal background checks, including 97 percent...