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  • Founder of Anti-Gun Group Names Virginia Democrat as 'Next Target'

    07/22/2014 6:00:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 7/21/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 21 Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America founder Shannon Watts tweeted that Virginia's congressional candidate Mike Dickinson is her group's "next target." This was in response to a July 20 tweet in which Dickinson, a self-described "left wing liberal," wrote: "People generally don't want to die. I own a gun and if I'm touched I'm shooting."
  • H.R. 5093: Children’s Firearm Marketing Safety Act

    07/21/2014 6:51:50 PM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 7/14/2014 | unknown
    To direct the Federal Trade Commission to prescribe rules prohibiting the marketing of firearms to children, and for other purposes.
  • Hearing set on move to block Nevada gun initiative

    07/21/2014 8:47:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 7/20/2014 | unknown
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Carson District Judge James Wilson has set an Aug. 1 hearing on a move to block an initiative petition to expand background checks to nearly all gun sales in Nevada. A group called Nevadans for Background Checks filed the petition on June 20, saying it was spurred by Gov. Brian Sandoval’s veto of similar legislation passed by the 2013 Legislature. But a group of opponents filed a lawsuit on July 14 to block the initiative. Among other objections, opponents say the petition fails to make clear that it would impose criminal penalties “even for a...
  • Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense Kicked Out of San Antonio Target Store

    07/18/2014 7:49:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 7/17/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    A July 16 column describing the gun-banning efforts of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America reveals that a Moms Demand chapter was kicked out of San Antonio's Park North Target when they tried to hold a "Stroller Jam" in the store. Store management kicked the gun control group out for "wielding signs and petitions in a 'distraction-free' shopping environment."
  • Take Action: Sign Petition to Remove Suppressors from NFA

    07/17/2014 9:14:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 7/14/2014 | G&A Online Editors
    Petition to Remove Suppressors from NFA Take Action: Sign Petition to Remove Suppressors from NFA by G&A Online Editors | July 14th, 2014 0 petition_suppressor_NFA_sig_sauer_silencer_1Those of us who support improvements in suppressor legislation have an opportunity to take action. A new petition posted on aims to remove suppressors from the list of items regulated by the 1934 National Firearms Act (NFA). The petition requests suppressors be taken off the list of NFA regulated items, remove the costly $200 tax stamp on any purchase of a suppressor, eliminate the complex legality and travel issues between states and reduce safety concerns...
  • Nevada: Lawsuit Filed Against Anti-Gun Ballot Initiative

    07/17/2014 8:49:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 7/16/2014 | Unknown
    On Monday, a lawsuit was filed challenging the anti-gun ballot initiative filed with the Secretary of State. Your NRA-ILA previously reported on the filing of this ballot initiative here. This ballot initiative seeks to criminalize most private transfers and mandate background checks for nearly all gun transfers in Nevada, with very limited exceptions. The lawsuit challenges the wording of the initiative alleging that it inaccurately characterizes the current state of the law as a “loophole.” This initiative also does not provide voters adequate notice of its intent to alter current law to include onerous criminal penalties for a violation of...
  • Illinois Gov. Wants Statewide Assault Weapon Ban over Chicago Violence

    07/17/2014 7:29:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies ^ | 7/17/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (D) is supporting statewide "restrictions" on .50 caliber rifles and bans on "assault weapon" and "high capacity" magazines because of the violence in heavily gun-controlled Chicago.
  • CBS Touts Archie Taking Bullet For Gay Friend; Inadvertently Reveals Publisher's

    07/17/2014 6:30:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies ^ | 7/16/2014 | Matthew Balan
    Anthony Mason spotlighted the death of comic book character Archie Andrews on Wednesday's CBS Evening News, and pointed out that "it all ends...when an adult Archie takes a bullet aimed by a stalker at a gay friend." Mason turned to the comics' publisher, Jon Goldwater, and wondered if he was "trying to make a political statement with this comic book" [MP3 audio available here; video below the jump]. Goldwater denied that he was doing so, even though he underlined that "gun violence is too prevalent in this country, and we should do everything we can to prevent it." However, just...
  • Gabby Giffords' super PAC raises $2.1 million

    07/16/2014 8:22:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 7/15/2014 | Unknown
    Former congresswoman wants to reduce gun violence.
  • Mark Kelly Calls 2nd Amendment View Held by Larry Pratt, James Madison an 'Affront'

    07/16/2014 6:02:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 7/15/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 15 gun control proponent Mark Kelly – husband of Gabby Giffords – criticized Gun Owners of America's Larry Pratt for holding the position that the Second Amendment is in place to keep the government in check. On July 6 Breitbart News revisited Federalist 46 and saw that James Madison believed Americans possess guns in order to keep the government in check.
  • Rolling Stone inspires mockery with list of most dangerous guns

    07/15/2014 2:39:51 PM PDT · by HammerT · 42 replies
    Twitchy ^ | July 15, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    No need to pick up the latest issue of Rolling Stone to learn which are “the 5 most dangerous guns in America;” National Review’s Charles C. W. Cooke has recompiled the exhaustive list at NRO. Drum roll, please. 1.Pistols 2.Revolvers 3. Rifles 4. Shotguns 5. Derringers Rolling Stone based its ratings on “a combination of availability, portability and criminal usage.” Some, however, question the expertise of Rolling Stone when it comes to deadly weapons. Professional marksman “Top Shot” Chris Cheng, for example, retweeted this alternative list of dangerous knives.
  • 10 things John Walsh said about gun control, the NRA and more

    07/15/2014 8:31:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 7/15/2014 | David Wilcox
    In my interview with Auburn native John Walsh Friday about his new CNN show, "The Hunt with John Walsh," I asked him about the public reaction to his comments about gun control and the NRA. What followed was a lengthy conversation on the subject, one whose entire contents I couldn't even begin to fit into my original story. Here's more of what he had to say:
  • Movie Review: ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Takes On Gun Control

    07/14/2014 8:06:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 7/13/2014 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    The Gun can turn seemingly sane people into crazy maniacal lunatics. The Gun corrupts bonds of peace and consistently ruins surprising and infinitely touching moments of inter-species bonding that bridge time and genetic space. The Gun causes war.
  • Brady Campaign Sues to Prevent Kansas from Nullifying Federal Gun Laws

    07/13/2014 7:19:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 7/12/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 9, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence filed suit against Kansas Governor Sam Brownback (R) and Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt over a state law--the Second Amendment Protection Act--that "makes it a felony to attempt to enforce federal gun laws in Kansas."
  • Lone Ranger actor's outfit up for auction in Texas

    07/12/2014 8:21:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 7/11/2014 | unknown
    The auction house says that after retiring from television, Moore made appearances in character at events including fairs. His outfit included a powder-blue shirt and pants, red kerchief, Stetson hat, boots, a gun belt and Colt pistols.
  • Axelle Despiegelaere: World Cup Fan's Model Gig Ends After Hunting Pic

    07/11/2014 5:47:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11 Jul 2014 | Morgan Chilson
    Axelle Despiegelaere, the Belgian teenager who landed a modeling gig with L’Oreal after pictures of her at the World Cup went viral, filmed one video and was apparently released by L'Oreal.. after a controversial Facebook post of her apparently big-game hunting came to light. Despiegelaere shot to international notoriety when photos of her in Red Devil gear on June 22 as she cheered on her team went viral. She announced the deal with L'Oreal this week. But just as quickly, things turned the other direction when she posted a photo of herself with a hunting rifle next to a dead...
  • The Real Reason Why Liberals Are Scared of Women with Guns

    07/11/2014 8:24:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 7/9/2014 | Susan L.M. Goldberg
    Between girls hunting big game to feed starving children in Africa to mothers bearing arms and Bibles on social media, America either needs another birth control issue or an exorcist to stop the head spinning of the most illiberal liberals among us. Conservatives are quick to distinguish a Christian supporter of the Second Amendment (in this case, Holly Hobby Lobby) from a jihadist: …[this] “dangerous strand of Christian fundamentalism” is so extraordinarily “dangerous” that it has not only failed to engender any “real violence” but it can’t even bring itself to threaten harm?
  • Just Days After TARGET Starts Its ‘No Gun’ Policy, THIS Happens…

    07/10/2014 8:56:00 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 31 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-10-2014 | Gina Cassini
    Is Target targeting its own customers with its "no guns" policy?by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsWithin three days of a new policy asking customers not to bring their guns to Target stores, reports have surfaced of armed attacks on customers at those stores. Three Target shoppers at three different stores in Georgia alone have been robbed by armed thugs since the discount retailer announced on July 2, in a letter from its CEO, that customers should leave their guns at home when they visit Target.This news follows an unfortunate but rather obvious pattern of establishments whose businesses or customers have been...
  • Study: Murder, Violent Crime Fall as Concealed Carry Rises 130 Percent

    07/10/2014 7:53:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 7/10/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    A study released by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) shows the murder and violent crime rate has fallen significantly while concealed carry in this country surged 130 percent. According to the CPRC, concealed carry permit holders in the U.S. rose from 4.6 million in 2007 to 11.1 million during the time period of 2007 to 2013. And during that span, as more Americans got permits to carry guns with them for self-defense, the murder rate fell from "5.6 to 4.4 per 100,000." This is a 22 percent drop. "Overall violent crime also fell by 22 percent over that period...
  • A Call to Vigilance

    07/08/2014 8:22:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 7/8/2014 | Charlie Daniels
    I am convinced that Barack Obama has no intention of leaving America armed when he leaves office. If there is any way, hook, crook or presidential fiat that he can use to lay the groundwork for the confiscation of privately-owned firearms, he will do it. The dwindling days of a lame duck president are a dangerous time as has been proven again and again as last minute applications of executive privilege have been applied to some very dubious situations and I believe that the legacy Obama craves, above all others, is the disarming of America.
  • Bloomberg's Gun Control Group Has 'No Influence,' Produces No Results

    07/08/2014 8:05:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 7/7/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 7, CNN's John King told the Associated Press's Julie Pace that Michael Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety has demonstrated "no influence" in the coming November elections. Pace concurred, saying Bloomberg's gun control efforts have yet to garner results.
  • Guns in the Home

    07/06/2014 4:52:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 7/5/2014 | Bob Owens
    In May I wrote a post at that I thought was rather straightforward, discussing some of the responsibilities of gun owners. When you decide to own a firearm, you are not just exercising a right, but taking upon yourself a responsibility to use that firearm rationally, intelligently, and safely at all times, without exception.
  • Armed and mentally ill

    07/04/2014 5:41:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 6/30/2014 | John Carlson
    Is there common ground for supporters of gun rights and gun control to stop random, senseless shootings in this country? Perhaps. Hours after the awful shooting at Seattle Pacific University, Mayor Ed Murray appeared on campus and said, “Once again the epidemic of gun violence has come to Seattle — the epidemic of gun violence that is haunting this nation.” Other politicians, activists and liberal clergy echoed his words. It will surprise the mayor and many other people to learn that gun violence isn’t rising in America, it’s falling. In fact, it’s plummeting. Gun deaths are down nearly 40 percent...
  • Christie vetoes gun magazine reduction bill

    07/03/2014 6:39:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 7/2/2014 | unknown
    Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a gun control bill Wednesday that would have banned ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds. In his veto message, the Republican governor rejected the idea that limiting the number of bullets that guns can hold will put an end to mass shootings, calling it a "simplistic" and "trivial" approach. The bill would have reduced the legal ammunition capacity from 15 to 10 rounds.
  • Analysis Shows Gun Websites of All Kinds Get Far, Far More Traffic Than Gun Control Websites

    07/01/2014 7:31:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 6/30/2014 | Dan Cannon
    I’ve said it before and I’ve said it again, if you want to know how the public feels about something, do it in the way a marketer would do it, not in the same way a politician would. Polls work great for talking points on the campaign trail. However, if we really want to know what America thinks about a topic, all we have to do is look at the internet data. Last week we ran an article in which we showed that Google searches for AR-15′s as well as pro-gun groups far outweighed searches for gun control groups.
  • Jerry Miculek “Gangster” shooting…

    06/29/2014 7:34:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 6/27/2014 | Eric
    Its “Gangsta”! Meh…
  • Gun control advocates to deliver 2.5 million postcards to politicians

    06/29/2014 7:17:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 6/28/2014 | Michele Richinick
    Survivors of gun violence and gun control advocates plan to deliver around 2.5 million postcards to elected officials across the country next week to demand political action on the issue. More than 625,000 people signed on to support the postcard campaign, initiated by the pro-gun control groups Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Everytown for Gun Safety in the days following the May 23 shooting near the University of California Santa Barbara. Beginning Monday, the organizations plan to hand-deliver a postcard to each supporter’s U.S. House representative, two U.S. senators and governor – about 2.5 million postcards...
  • Stand Your Ground explained for the non-lawyer

    06/29/2014 7:09:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 6/28/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I’ve heard more than my fair share of ignorant, biased arguments against Stand Your Ground laws in my time, particularly since the Zimmerman case. The has been a particularly useful tool for low information, anti-gun rights activists because it allows them to blend a combination of straw-men and stereotypes into one toxic mash-up. A typical example along these lines would be; Of course you like SYG laws. That way, when a white person is “threatened” by having too many black faces around they can just gun them down..
  • Bloomberg Group's Count of Accidental Gun Deaths 60% Higher Than CDC's

    06/27/2014 6:53:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 6/26/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Michael Bloomberg's gun control group Everytown For Gun Safety claims 100 children were accidentally shot and killed in the 12 months after Adam Lanza's heinous crime at Sandy Hook Elementary, but Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures disagree.
  • GUNS AND SELF-DEFENSE: Map shows where guns have been used in defense of self, property

    06/26/2014 8:28:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 6/23/2014 | Richard Hall
    There’s this website called Guns Save Lives that posts news from the firearms world, whether it’s general information about firearms and ammunition, or stories about firearms being used in self-defense. The latter bit of that is what I’m posting about today: Guns Save Lives has been constantly updating a Google Map with incidents involving a firearm being used in defense of self or property, like home invasions, since 2011.
  • The Background Check Initiative Nevadans for Background Checks PAC

    06/25/2014 7:02:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 6/20/2014 | Unknown
    The Background Check Initiative Nevadans for Background Checks PAC
  • Son Uses Handgun To Save Mom From Hammer-Wielding Attacker

    06/24/2014 6:02:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 6/23/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    A Memphis man used a handgun to protect his mom from her belligerent boyfriend who was wielding a hammer and a wrench.
  • The PCUSA On Guns

    06/23/2014 7:54:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 6/22/2014 | Herschel Smith
    Presbyterian Church (USA) on guns: Among other things, the Assembly’s action calls for: formation of support, healing and advocacy groups for those who have experienced gun violence in their families; opposition to legislation that exempts gun manufacturers and marketers from legal liability and/or financial accountability for the medical and security costs of predictable gun misuse and availability to criminals, the unstable, and the self-destructive; opposition to “stand your ground” and other legislation that may entitle gun owners to shoot before taking alternative measures (such as relying on law enforcement and/or other de-escalation techniques) in perceived defense of persons or property;...
  • Defensive Handgun Sales 'Boom' Post-Santa Barbara

    06/22/2014 6:40:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 6/21/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Defensive handgun sales began booming following Elliot Rodger's Santa Barbara attacks, and the boom continues as far away as Louisiana.  Gun store owners in Louisiana cite Santa Barbara as the reason for the unprecedented sustained surge in handgun sales they've seen since May 23. And now "sales of compact pistols are growing at double the rate of handguns overall."
  • Father of Santa Barbara shooting victim heads to Washington to fight for gun rights

    06/19/2014 7:37:39 PM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 6/17/2014 | Dan Friedman
    An angry Richard Martinez, whose son Christopher Michaels-Martinez was shot dead by Elliot Rodger near University of California, Santa Barbara, spoke with other parents of shooting victims at the National Press Club Tuesday.
  • Bloomberg's Top Advocate Admits Gun Control Proposals Wouldn't Stop Mass Shootings

    06/17/2014 5:58:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 6/16/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Meet Mark Glaze, the former executive director and face of Michael Bloomberg's Everytown For Gun Safety, a group that used to be called Mayors Against Illegal Guns [MAIG]. Whenever a mass shooting occurs (which despite popular belief and hysteria from the media, isn't happening more frequently than it used to), Glaze takes to the airwaves to demand new gun control legislation, specifically expanded background checks. As of Friday, Glaze left his post with MAIG Everytown and is admitting in an exit interview with the Wall Street Journal that the proposals outlined by the gun control group and sent to Congress,...
  • Protecting Women from Gun Violence

    06/16/2014 6:53:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies ^ | 6/14/2014 | Unknown
    Levels of gun violence remain unacceptably high in this country, and judging from the daily toll of gun murders to the extraordinary acts of mass violence such as the one that occurred in Isla Vista just days ago, women are too often the targets of gun violence. Every day, five women are murdered with guns in the United States, a large percentage of whom are killed by their intimate partners.
  • If You Want To Ban Guns, Just Say So

    06/15/2014 2:48:51 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 11, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    While answering a few questions on Tumblr this week, President Obama informed participants that “our levels of gun violence are off the charts.” He claimed that it was incomprehensible that congress hadn’t reacted to overwhelming public opinion and passed legislation to expand gun background checks, adding that nations like Australia had long ago enacted sensible gun control laws to stop mass shootings:
  • 17 Years After Gun Bans in Australia… Police Say Gun Crime is Out of Control

    06/14/2014 10:34:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies ^ | 6/13/2014 | Aaron Spuler
    In 1996 Australia unloaded some of the most severe gun bans and gun confiscation programs on record. And for the guns that were not confiscated gun owners were forced to enter into license agreements and have their guns registered so the government knew what guns everyone had. Well, they really only knew what guns the law abiding had, since none of the criminals actually followed the program. Fancy that. Breitbart just reported some interesting developments in Australia that prove all the anti-gun lawmakers wrong. Gun control does NOT take guns out of the hands of criminals, it only disarms the...
  • Lib Lawyer Papantonio: GOP Rhetoric Was 'Place of Origin' for Murder of Las Vegas Cops

    06/14/2014 6:30:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 6/13/2014 | Jack Coleman
    He brands himself, ever so immodestly, as "America's Lawyer" -- though conservative Americans would be well advised to seek legal counsel elsewhere. More accurately, he is "Liberal Americans' Unhinged Barrister." Papantonio, who co-hosts the "Ring of Fire" radio show with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Sam Seder, gave a textbook example of why he such rebranding is necessary when he was more over the top than usual while a guest on "The Ed Show" earlier this week.
  • Columbine Survivor’s Open Letter To President Obama

    06/13/2014 7:59:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 6/12/2014 | Aaron Spuler
    As a student who was shot and wounded during the Columbine massacre, I have a few thoughts on the current gun debate. In regards to your gun control initiatives: Universal Background Checks First, a universal background check will have many devastating effects. It will arguably have the opposite impact of what you propose. If adopted, criminals will know that they can not pass a background check legally, so they will resort to other avenues. With the conditions being set by this initiative, it will create a large black market for weapons and will support more criminal activity and funnel additional...
  • The Second Amendment Should Trump State Lines

    06/13/2014 5:53:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 6/12/2014 | Unk
    I have two state-issued permits in my wallet. My state-issued driver’s license allows me to get into a car and drive to visit friends in other states. If I decide to drive to visit my friend Pablo in Arizona, or Jacqueline in New York, my North Carolina-issued license will be honored by every law enforcement agency I may encounter along the way.
  • CNN Slashes School Shooting Stats Claim By 80 Percent

    06/12/2014 7:18:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 6/11/2014 | Chuck Ross
    CNN has drastically revised a claim it made, which was based on a graphical map from a pro-gun control group, which purportedly showed that 74 school shootings have occurred in the U.S. since the Sandy Hook massacre in Dec. 2012. The news outlet circulated the graphical map, which came from the group Everytown for Gun Safety, after a shooting that occurred Tuesday at a high school in Oregon which left two dead, including the 15 year-old gunman. Everytown for Gun Safety, which is backed by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, headlined their graphic “School Shootings in America Since...
  • Bay State gun bill echos British attempts to take guns in 1775

    06/12/2014 7:02:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 6/12/2014 | Neil W. McCabe
    The bill by Massachusetts Speaker Robert A. DeLeo to restrict gun rights in the Commonwealth is not only a wrongheaded policy that will make the state less safe. It is also provides sad closure to the time when Massachusetts was a laboratory of democracy and a place where liberty was cherished.
  • Some Inconvenient Truths about American Mass Murderers

    06/12/2014 6:33:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 6/12/2014 | Trevor Thomas
    Whether our nation is mourning the victims of yet another mass murderer, or murderers, the liberal politicians and pundits, like a toddler in charge of the TV remote, continue to play the same sorry episode from their progressive programming: guns are to blame and the government needs to do something about it. However, when it comes to the worst mass murderers in the United States, there are several very inconvenient truths for those of the liberal persuasion, and none of them involves guns. First of all, of the ten worst mass murderers in American history, only 3 of them --...
  • Obama Suggests US Needs Ban On Semiautomatic, Automatic Weapons

    06/11/2014 9:59:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies ^ | 6/10/2014 | Neil Munro
    ....Obama Tuesday suggested that the U.S. government should follow Australia’s example in dealing with shooting sprees, which involved strict gun bans on semiautomatic and automatic weapons. “Australia had a mass shooting [in 1996] similar to Columbine and Newtown, and just said, ‘That’s it, we’re not seeing that again,’ and basically imposed very severe tough gun laws and they haven’t had a mass shooting since,” Obama said, after he was asked for his reaction to recent shooting episodes in California and Oregon. Those laws included the confiscation of nearly all handguns and rifles.
  • Armed Guards Ended Reynolds High School Attack

    06/11/2014 9:14:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 6/11/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    When a teenage student brought a gun into Troutdale, Oregon's Reynolds High School on June 10, the carnage he could have caused was cut short by two armed resource officers who ran toward the sound of the shots. The officers--Nick Thompson and Kyle Harris--closed in on the shooter's proximity in "less than a minute."
  • Obama Tumblr Interview: Mass Shootings 'Have Become Run of the Mill,' 'Stunning' No Gun Cont

    06/11/2014 8:59:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 6/10/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 10 Obama took part in Q and A session hosted by Tumblr in which he said "mass shootings have become run of the mill" and the U.S. is "the only developed country... where this happens." Canada is "developed;" earlier on June 10 Breitbart News reported about a shooting in Moncton, New Brunswick, in which a gunman shot five Royal Canadian Mounted Police, killing three and leaving two in critical condition.
  • Mark Kelly: Vegas shooting 'another senseless, disgusting act'

    06/10/2014 8:15:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 6/9/2014 | Matt Guillermo
    Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, whose wife, former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was targeted in a shooting rampage, offered condolences on the heels of the deaths of two Las Vegas officers and a bystander.
  • Tell Target: don’t be bullied by a billionaire!

    06/10/2014 8:07:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 6/9/2014 | Bitter
    An online outlet claims that Target is apparently paying attention to gun control groups and seriously considering a sweeping ban on firearms except for law enforcement. This broad ban may end up being a formal policy change that could even result in stores posted. The reasons are likely due to the fact that they were targeted by the gun control groups and then someone, likely a shoplifter based on the evidence released so far, left a gun behind in the toy aisle of a Target store in South Carolina.