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  • Trailer full of guns, ammo stolen from Indy business

    09/23/2014 12:05:05 PM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    wishtv.com ^ | 9/22/2014 | Staff Reports
    Detectives in Indianapolis are investigating after a trailer loaded with guns and ammunition was stolen from a west side business. Shortly before 8:30 a.m. Saturday, an IMPD officer was dispatched to Profire Firearms, located at 7341 Rockville Road. The business owner told the officer that sometime between 8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday someone stole a white 2014 Stealth Titan box trailer from behind the store.
  • Gun People and the Jagged Marble

    09/23/2014 11:56:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 9/23/2014 | Robert Farago
    By Rhonda Little. [Republished with permission from rodalena.com] I like marbles. I don’t really like guns. No. Hang on: that’s wrong. That second sentence is not actually true. I do like some guns: there are many that are simply beautiful, much like the oddly mesmerizing beauty in the colorful smooth glass toys of children. Allow me to edit my intro with this more accurate statement: I don’t feel comfortable around guns. In fact, guns make me decidedly uncomfortable. They are tools of death, tools of pain. A guns is not a tool of creation, it is a tool of destruction....
  • Gun Control Activist Who Swore He Forgot He Was Packing Heat At School Gets JOKE Sentence

    09/23/2014 9:56:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/23/2014 | Eric Owens
    Back in February, a Buffalo, N.Y. community activist who pushed for a highly restrictive 2013 gun control law was arrested for — wait for it — carrying a gun illegally at a public elementary school. The wheels of criminal justice have now slowly, slowly churned to completion. And wouldn’t you know it? The judge in the case has now found it in his heart to give the heat-packing activist, Dwayne Ferguson, a generously light sentence.
  • NBC Nightly News Spins ‘Thought-Provoking’ Piece on Teachers With Guns as Big Risk

    09/23/2014 9:33:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 9/22/2014 | Curtis Houck
    On Monday night’s NBC Nightly News, the program took a look at how Utah is now allowing teachers to obtain concealed carry permits to have firearms in their schools after training and continually passing background checks. As the media has done countless times (examples here, here, and here), they found a way to turn it into coming across as a bad thing and advance the gun control agenda.
  • 2 dead, 13 wounded in city shootings: 'Please don't let me die'

    09/22/2014 5:53:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | 9/21/2014 | Peter Nickeas, Dana Ferguson, Liam Ford,
    Two teens were shot to death and at least 13 other people, including a 12-year-old boy, were wounded in shootings between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. The most recent shooting was a homicide that happened about 4:10 a.m. Saturday in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, and the boy killed was the seventh person shot in that area in the West Garfield Park and Lawndale neighborhoods on the West Side.
  • How the NRA Degrades and Objectifies Women

    09/21/2014 8:48:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    motherjones.com ^ | 9/18/2014 | Mark Follman
    Recently the National Rifle Association has aimed to boost its appeal among women. Last year it launched its "new and improved" NRA Women's TV Network, and it has hired several accomplished female gun enthusiasts as official NRA News commentators. Women were a focus at its annual meeting in April, and next month the NRA will host a Women's Leadership Forum Executive Summit, which promises to "celebrate the role of women as powerful leaders." But for women who oppose the NRA, it's a different story.
  • With ISIS arrests, Australians wishing they had guns

    09/21/2014 8:39:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Nick Adams
    Never before have I felt so naked. Now more than ever, I wish I was armed. And I’m not alone. Any and all home-grown Islamic terrorism should be able, if need be, to be met by a well-armed civilian militia. The United Kingdom has had two beheadings of members of the public in the last two years, with neither police nor civilians able to prevent it. It has prohibitive gun laws. With news of the ISIS plot to randomly abduct members of the Australian public and behead them, Australian sentiment on guns is dramatically shifting. It appears Australians are finally...
  • Vile ad bounces off McSally, sticks to Gabby Giffords

    09/21/2014 8:21:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    gunfeed.com ^ | 9/21/2014 | Unknown
    Vile ad bounces off McSally, sticks to Gabby Giffords
  • VOTE NO I-594! Or 30CalGal Will Become A Felon.

    09/20/2014 8:21:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    30calgal.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | 30calgal
    You want to take your over 18 year old child hunting or shooting. Hand him (“Transfer”) a gun to use and you are both felons. You want to take your best buddy to go shooting and teach safe gun handling. Hand him (“Transfer”) your gun and you both are felons. You are in your home and want to show off your new firearm to a friend. Hand him (“Transfer”) your firearm and you are both felons. In all of these cases both parties would need to go to a dealer and get a background check and pay a tax just...
  • Moms Demand Action Asked to Leave Kroger Property in Lansing, Michigan

    09/19/2014 9:26:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    gunssavelives.net ^ | 9/18/2014 | Dan Cannon
    Moms Demand Action has suffered another setback in their effort to get more corporations to ban guns. Members of the group were asked to leave a Lansing, Michigan parking lot. According to local media reports, Kroger’s stance won’t stop Moms Demand Action’s ongoing protests at Kroger stores, however, said Linda Brundage, who heads the group’s mid-Michigan chapter. Brundage led a group of about 12 women at this morning’s protest.
  • Prosecutors From Across the Country Form “Anti Gun Violence Coalition”

    09/19/2014 9:07:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    gunssavelives.net ^ | 9/19/2014 | Dan Cannon
    Prosecutors across the nation have formed a coalition which they say is meant to reduce “gun violence”. The prosecutors from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Seattle, Miami, Houston and Milwaukee will join together to cut down on gang violence using guns, domestic violence involving firearms and the mentally ill accessing firearms. According to a press release put out by the group today,
  • Australia, ISIS And The Role Of Guns

    09/19/2014 9:01:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    captainsjournal.com ^ | 9/18/2014 | Herschel Smith
    Most readers probably pondered how ISIS was able to infiltrate a country and the awful acts they were prepared to perpetrate. I didn’t. My thoughts ran immediately to the fact that at least one of the individuals had a “prohibited” weapon and ammunition. As with all gun control, law abiding citizens are unarmed and unprotected, while the criminals have their weapons. Australia has some of the most restrictive gun control laws on earth. We’ve discussed this before. An Australian farmer lost his fight to obtain a handgun to shoot feral hogs because he couldn’t satisfy the woman heading the “administrative...
  • Anti-Gun Nuts Humiliate Themselves At Salon

    09/18/2014 9:12:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    captainsjournal.com ^ | 9/16/2014 | Herschel Smith
    Someone named Amanda Gailey drones on and on and on about all sorts of unrelated anti-gun propaganda at Salon (does anyone really still read Salon?), and I became rather bored rather quickly with the profuse gushing. But something wonderful happened in the comments. This is the summary.
  • Carrying One in the Chamber

    09/17/2014 12:03:23 PM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies
    invictustacticalreview.com ^ | 9/17/2014 | unknown
    Today as I was chatting with a new concealed carry permit holder, he asked if I carried one in the chamber. I said that I did, and explained a bit about why I do. First off, I carry a gun because I don’t know what might happen. I’ll probably never need it, but someday I might, and it’s no burden to carry just in case.
  • Pro-gun doctor debunks American Psychological Association's anti-gun report

    09/17/2014 11:58:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    thegunwriter.blogs.heraldtribune.com ^ | 9/17/2014 | Lee Williams
    Lee's Note: Robert B. Young, MD, is a member of Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership -- a project of the Second Amendment Foundation. His take on the American Psychological Association's latest anti-gun report is insightful and should be mandatory reading. I debunks many anti-gun myths and talking points.
  • Brady Center To Sue Websites That Sold Ammo To Aurora Theater Shooter

    09/16/2014 7:33:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/16/2014 | Greg Campbell
    The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence will sue the online gun dealers who sold weapons to Aurora Theater shooter James Holmes, according to a a local news report. “The lawsuit alleges that the websites negligently supplied Holmes with the arsenal he used to kill 12 people and wound at least 58 others by failing to use any screening mechanism to determine his identity or intent for the products,” the Brady Center said in a press release.
  • Texas state trooper asked to leave Waffle House because he had a gun (VIDEO)

    09/16/2014 5:55:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    guns.com ^ | 9/16/2014 | Jennifer Cruz
    A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper said he was asked to leave a Grapevine Waffle House last week because he was carrying a gun, but the restaurant said it was all just a big misunderstanding. When Jeff Evans walked into the Waffle House Tuesday morning, he was not dressed in a full uniform but rather a field uniform consisting of a polo shirt and tan pants. Evans also had his duty weapon on his hip and his badge on his belt, but according to a report by a local CBS affiliate, the restaurant’s manager only saw the gun, not...
  • Billionaire gun control backer drops $2.5 million on Nazi tank

    09/16/2014 5:45:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    guns.com ^ | 9/15/2014 | Chris Eger
    Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder who recently chipped in $500,000 to back a gun control proposal in Washington state, is now catching flak for buying a World War II Nazi tank. The tank in question, a Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. H, commonly referred to as a Panzer IV, was allegedly sold in July for $2.5 million to a foundation tied to Allen. However, attention over the deal, which is now tied up in a lawsuit over non-delivery, has now earned Allen the scorn of gun rights groups when compared to the tech pioneer’s half-million dollar donation to help push gun control...
  • Assault Weapons Revisited

    09/14/2014 9:21:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    americanprogress.org ^ | 9/12/2014 | Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons
    Twenty years after the successful passage of the federal assault weapons ban and 10 years after its expiration, the push for a federal ban on these guns seems stuck in neutral. But much more can be done to strengthen regulation of particularly dangerous guns and to ensure that laws regulating handguns and long guns make sense in today’s context.
  • Gabby Giffords: Gun Control for Women's Sake Now

    09/14/2014 8:17:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 75 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/13/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On September 12, TIME magazine ran a column by gun control proponent Gabby Giffords, in which she argued that gun control must be expanded for women's sake. Giffords' starts the column by revisiting the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) under Bill Clinton. She says that law has been good--"annual rates of domestic violence have dropped by more than half" since its passage--but she does not think it goes far enough. She wants a more stringent VAWA, one that expands gun control beyond marriage and into dating relationships. This would include new gun control laws for boyfriends, "partners,"...
  • The Assault Weapon Myth

    09/13/2014 11:43:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 9/12/2014 | LOIS BECKETT
    OVER the past two decades, the majority of Americans in a country deeply divided over gun control have coalesced behind a single proposition: The sale of assault weapons should be banned. That idea was one of the pillars of the Obama administration’s plan to curb gun violence, and it remains popular with the public. In a poll last December, 59 percent of likely voters said they favor a ban. But in the 10 years since the previous ban lapsed, even gun control advocates acknowledge a larger truth: The law that barred the sale of assault weapons from 1994 to 2004...
  • Panera + 13 other brands that have a 'No guns' policy

    09/13/2014 9:58:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies
    hlntv.com ^ | 9/11/2014 | Amanda Sloane
    Panera has just added itself to the growing list of companies who are asking customers to keep their weapons at home. The soup, sandwich and salad chain released the following statement this week: "We ask that guns not be brought into this environment unless carried by an authorized law enforcement officer. Panera respects the rights of gun owners, but asks our customers to help preserve the environment we are working to create for our guests and associates." Here are just a handful of other companies to ask the same:
  • PANTS ARE ON FIRE: Moms Demand Action making fudge with “facts

    09/13/2014 9:48:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    gunssavelife.com ^ | 9/12/2014 | unknown
    Miguel at Gun Free Zone has a great post about how Moms Demand Action are busy making fudge. Fudge as in fudging the truth into some bastardized “facts” to promote their flawed message. What flavor of fudge are the Mommies making up in the kitchen? They’re trying to claim that most every mass shooting incident has not occurred in a gun-free zone. How are they coming up with that? They aren’t relying on the FBI’s definition of a mass shooting, but instead counting crime scenes in private homes.
  • After 30 Years Of Lies, NY Times Admits “Assault Weapons Are A Myth”

    09/13/2014 9:27:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 79 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 9/13/2014 | Bob Owens
    In a stunning op-ed released Friday, the NY Times finally admitted that “assault weapons” are a made-up political term fabricated by anti-gun Democrats. Op-ed writer Lois Beckett also admitted that once the term was manufactured and used to outlaw a class of weapons that dishonest anti-gun Democrats had used to con an entire nation, nothing happened.
  • The Army’s New Handgun: A Weapon for Criminals?

    09/13/2014 7:59:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 67 replies
    thefiscaltimes.com ^ | 7/29/2014 | Maureen Mackey
    There’s a new semi-automatic handgun on the horizon for the Army that U.S. consumers may have access to almost immediately. When that happens, America’s emergency rooms better be prepared for the carnage that’s likely to follow. Today, during a so-called “industry day,” the U.S. Army is briefing arms manufacturers on its requirements for a new handgun, The Atlantic reported yesterday. “Several gun makers will compete for the lucrative contract.”
  • One-Percenters' Gun Control Would Mean 'Handgun Registration' for Washington State

    09/12/2014 6:11:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/11/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Initiative-594, the universal background check initiative being bankrolled by millionaires and billionaires in Washington state, will lead to "universal handgun registration" if passed. Page 2 of the 18-page initiative opens the door to such registration by "extending the requirement for a background check to apply to all gun sales and transfers within the state." This means record keeping, and record keeping means the formation of a database to compile the location of all known guns and the names of all known gun owners.
  • D.C. Gun control funding restored to Congressional spending bill

    09/11/2014 7:47:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    guns.com ^ | 9/11/2014 | Chris Eger
    The U.S. House this week removed a provision approved earlier this year that would have blocked funding for Washington, D.C.’s strict gun laws.
  • Missouri Senate Votes to Override Gov. Nixon's Veto of Armed Teachers Bill

    09/11/2014 6:53:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/11/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On September 10, the Missouri Senate voted to override Governor Jay Nixon's (D) veto of SB 656--the legislation to allow schools to train teachers to become "School Protection Officers" and carry guns with which to protect children on campus. SB 656 also allows people who possess a concealed carry permit (CCW) to openly carry firearms, and it lowers the legal age for a CCW from 21 to 19. The override passed by a margin of 23 to 8. A house vote is set for September 11, where the veto is expected to be overturned.
  • Armed Citizen Stops Attempted Burglary Outside Kroger in Moms Demand Action's Backyard

    09/09/2014 7:52:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/8/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On September 8 an armed citizen shot and killed a man he claimed was trying to rob him outside an Indianapolis Kroger store. The allegedly robbery took place at the corner of West Michigan Street and North Holmes Avenue "just before 6:20 a.m." According to FOX 59, the suspect was armed and "was found next to an ATM" when police arrived. Indianapolis Metropolitan police West District Headquarters are located across the street, and officers ran toward the shooting when they heard sound of gunfire outside the headquarters.
  • Seven Months Later, Orange County Concealed Carry Permits Have Doubled

    09/08/2014 6:53:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/7/2014 | Matt Vespa
    Last February, the Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over most of the Western United States, ruled that California’s concealed carry law was unconstitutional. The provision in the law stating that one must give “good cause” for a concealed carry permit was deemed too burdensome–and they’re right! After the ruling, Orange County saw a spike in concealed carry permits. It got to the point where the county had to spend an additional $1.6 million–and hire 14 part-time staffers–to process all the applications.
  • I-594 campaign for universal background checks releases its first TV ad

    09/06/2014 9:32:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    inlander.com ^ | 9/5/2014 | Deanna Pan
    The Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility launched its TV advertising campaign yesterday to promote Initiative 594, a statewide ballot measure to broaden background checks on all gun purchases. The ad, titled "Prevent," features former Bellingham Chief of Police Don Pierce. Citing FBI data, in the ad, Pierce credits current background check laws with stopping more than 40,000 people — "felons, domestic abusers, you name it" — from purchasing guns in Washington state.
  • Mandatory 'smartgun' 'would make every gun illegal'

    09/06/2014 5:25:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/6/2014 | Greg Corombos
    “We’re starting to see electronics embedded into guns. The smart gun controversy is out there, where a gun can actually recognize a user and then not work for someone who’s not authorized through that gun to use it,” Miniter said. “The anti-gun movement wants to make that mandatory. By making it mandatory, it would make every gun available now illegal.”
  • Kids, Guns, and a Shooting Range

    09/04/2014 8:02:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 9/3/2014 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    To drive home a point in a conversation with me about guns, someone showed me a video where Penn Jillette of the famous “Penn and Teller Magic Team,” in an attempt to show you that violent video games don’t cause violence, or do not make kids violent, brought the reality of the firearm to a young man at a shooting range. The kid, who is an efficient violent killer on a video game system, had the chance to fire a rifle with all of the big scary cosmetics added to it that make gun control addicts scream and yell that...
  • Michael Bloomberg Returns to Private Business as Gun Control Push Is Failing

    09/04/2014 7:34:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/4/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    With gun control failing nationally, The New York Times reports that Michael Bloomberg is heading back to private business at Bloomberg L.P. This comes after he dumped $150,000 into the August 12th Milwaukee County Sheriff's race in an attempt to beat Sheriff David Clarke's "conservative pro-gun policies." Clarke won. Bloomberg lost. It also comes after his gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety aired a video meant to justify firearm confiscation for women's safety, but which inadvertently made the case for women to own guns to protect themselves. Breitbart News reported that after a female panel reviewed the commercial on...
  • More than 57,000 gun-friendly bars, eateries crop up across America

    09/03/2014 9:01:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 9/1/2014 | Kelly Riddell
    The owners of TBonz Steakhouse in Augusta, Georgia, decided to be proactive when Republican Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law one of the most comprehensive pro-gun bills in the country this April, which allowed firearms into the state’s bars and restaurants. The eatery hung up a “No Guns” sign on its front door. PHOTOS: Best concealed carry handguns Its customer backlash was so harsh and quick that the steakhouse immediately took down the sign and then posted a mea culpa on its Facebook page. “The sign that was put up regarding firearms has been removed,” TBonz said in its Facebook...
  • Gabrielle Giffords’ ad push aims to aid successor

    09/03/2014 8:45:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    politico.com ^ | 9/3/2014 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is making a long-awaited push to help her successor, Democrat Ron Barber, in his closely watched race against Republican Martha McSally. Starting Wednesday, Giffords’ pro-gun control super PAC, Americans for Responsible Solutions, will start airing two TV commercials criticizing McSally for her opposition to legislation expanding background checks. The commercials are the first for the group, which Giffords formed last year.
  • Dianne Feinstein’s—and the Left’s—Cognitive Dissonance on Guns

    09/03/2014 8:22:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 9/2/2014 | Michael Walsho
    ".....Sen. Feinstein (“I have a deep belief that these weapons are antithetical to our values”) is one of the foremost proponents of the disarming of the American people — “gun control” — in Congress. The Left would rather see you die than have the ability to defend yourself. They fear the power of the citizenry more than they fear America’s enemies. What does that tell you about who they are? For how is the threat posed to America by ISIS anything other than a validation of the Second Amendment and your right to keep and bear arms?
  • Chicago Crime Rate Drops, Thanks To Concealed Carry

    09/03/2014 8:13:12 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 3, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    More Guns, Less Crime: Since Illinois began issuing concealed-carry permits this year, robberies, burglaries, car thefts and, yes, even murder, are down significantly. Last month, when an 86-year-old Crestwood, Ill., man decided to visit his local phone store, he arrived to find a robbery underway. After staying outside to keep others from entering the store, he saw the suspect fleeing through a back door. He pursued the suspect, legal firearm in hand, stopped him, then held him until police arrived to make the arrest. The actions of the unidentified law-abiding citizen were made possible by Illinois becoming the 50th and...
  • 57,000 Businesses Fight Back, Post 'Guns Welcome' Signs On Front Door

    09/03/2014 7:27:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/3/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Despite Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America's ongoing push to shame businesses into banning guns in their stores, 57,000 businesses have posted "guns welcome" or similar signs on their front doors.
  • The Anti-Gun Billionaires

    09/02/2014 8:31:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 9/2/2014 | Frank Miniter
    Those on the left say they abhor big money’s corrupting influence in politics — until a leftist billionaire starts trying to sway public opinion. That’s okay with them, because, you know, old George Soros really isn’t creepy at all — he’s just a grandfatherly figure who gives like Santa Claus. And the same goes for Warren Buffett and Michael Bloomberg — their billions are okay, too. All Bloomberg wants is for the rest of us to give up tobacco, big gulps, and guns. Now Bill Gates has joined on the great lefty-billionaire good-guy list. Gates is donating $1 million to...
  • A few comments on buying NFA items

    09/02/2014 7:31:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    looserounds.com ^ | 9/1/2014 | Howard
    A couple of weekends ago I was at the range testing out my new Surefire 762 suppressor. I ended up doing more chatting than shooting as I answered a great deal of questions about obtaining NFA items (Silencers, Machine Guns, Destructive Devices, Short Barreled Rifles, Short Barreled Shotguns, Any Other Weapons(AOW), etc)
  • Would-Be Dairy Queen Bandit Shot, Killed by Armed Employee

    09/01/2014 6:54:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/31/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On August 28 "a man trying to rob" an Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dairy Queen was shot and killed by an armed employee. According to the Albuquerque Journal, a Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) spokesman said the would-be robber "went to the Dairy Queen window with a gun and demanded money." A store employee handed money to the suspect, after which the suspect continued pointing the gun and "asked for more money." That is when a different employee – one who was armed – stepped up shot the suspect.
  • Bloomberg group donates $1M to gun initiative

    08/30/2014 10:05:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    koin.com ^ | 8/29/2014 | unknown
    Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen also recently donated to Initiative 594 campaign
  • Breaking: Gottlieb challenges Gates to debate gun control measure

    08/28/2014 9:31:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 8/27/2014 | Dave Workman
    Two days after the Seattle Times announced that Bill and Melinda Gates have donated $1 million to the Initiative 594 campaign, Bellevue gun rights advocate Alan Gottlieb, who opposes the measure, has today publicly challenged the billionaire Microsoft founder to a public debate. Gottlieb issued his challenge Wednesday morning, demanding that Gates “Put his mouth where his money is!” “It’s one thing to be for background checks,” said Gottlieb, who is chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and a leading spokesman for Initiative 591. “But, I-594 is poorly written bad law, and all...
  • Out of state group threatens to sue Utah cities and counties over gun laws

    08/28/2014 9:23:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    good4utah.com ^ | 8/27/2014 | Glen Mills
    SANDY, Utah- (ABC 4 Utah) – Municipalities across Utah are taking a second look at their gun ordinances to make sure they are in line with state law. Sandy City Council amended ordinances to make it legal to carry a gun at city parks and other recreational facilities. The changes were already in the works, but a letter from a national group threatening to sue the city sped up the process. The Second Amendment Foundation is taking aim at local gun laws state by state. "We go in and do some research on city and county codes and figure out...
  • Ammunition explodes in Midwest City house fire

    08/28/2014 7:55:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    koco.com ^ | 8/27/2014 | unknown
    MIDWEST CITY, Okla. —Officials with the Midwest City Fire Department said ammunition went off during a house fire at 1609 McGregor Drive. Officials said everyone was evacuated from the home, but two dogs died in the blaze. Investigators said they believe the fire started in the garage and spread. The homeowner said ammunition was stored in the garage, and heat caused it to ignite. Stay with KOCO-TV and KOCO.com for further details.
  • Bill Gates, wife donate $1 million to gun control group

    08/26/2014 6:37:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    ap ^ | August 25, 2014
    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales, bringing the total amount the campaign has brought in up to nearly $6 million. ... The large donation comes on the heels of fellow Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s $500,000 donation earlier this month. Also last week, venture capitalist Nick Hanauer donated an additional $1 million, bring his total donation to the campaign to nearly $1.4 million.
  • Bill Gates, wife, donate $1M to gun initiative

    08/27/2014 6:55:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    bigstory.ap.com ^ | 8/25/2014 | unknown
    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales, bringing the total amount the campaign has brought in up to nearly $6 million.
  • Bloomberg-Funded Gun Control Group 'Bankrolling' Nevada Gun Control Initiative

    08/26/2014 7:10:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/25/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Michael Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety is "bankrolling" a gun control initiative in Nevada that seeks to expand background checks for private firearm transfers, guns sold at gun shows, "or among friends and family." In other words, Bloomberg is bankrolling Everytown which, in turn, is bankrolling a ballot initiative to make private gun sales without a background check illegal in Nevada.
  • Where Open Carry Is Legal And Illegal

    08/26/2014 5:29:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/25/2014 | Matt Vespa
    Last week, Sarah wrote about how the Kroger supermarket chain was responding to Moms Demand Action’s petition to ban open carry in their stores. Kroger spokesman Keith Dailey said, "We know that our customers are passionate on both sides of this issue and we trust them to be responsible in our stores." While it’s from a pro-gun control organization, the Wall Street Journal published a good map from them showing where the open carrying of handguns is legal.