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  • Three Reasons Why Popular Support for “Universal Background Checks” Doesn’t Matter

    08/29/2016 8:53:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 8/28/2016 | Robert Farago
    "When it comes to gun control and the Second Amendment, Democrats and Republicans are deeply divided except for a few safety measures such as background checks on gun sales,” huffingtonpost.com reports, analyzing a Pew Research report released Friday. (Click here to read.) Pew examines the pew-pew views of Trump and Clinton supporters. The results aren’t surprising, but they are revealing. Both candidates’ supporters favor “background checks for private and gun show sales” by a wide margin. Here are three reasons why the supposedly pro-gun Trump voters’ support for “universal background checks” (UBC’s) is irrelevant.
  • Public support, pleas from grieving family fail to move Wisconsin on gun background checks

    08/28/2016 10:40:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    host.madison.com ^ | 8/28/2016 | ALEXANDRA ARRIAGA
    “We started to find out that people actually can get guns without a background check,” said Daniel, who lives in Illinois, where all gun purchasers must pass a background check. “As naive as I was back then, I thought because I go through a background check, everybody did. So we start to find out about all these loopholes that we have in our laws.” Since his sister’s death, Daniel has pushed lawmakers to expand criminal background checks beyond licensed dealers to private sellers, such as those who advertise on Armslist. That is where Radcliffe found the seller of the gun...
  • Where Do Criminals Get Their Guns?

    08/28/2016 6:23:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/28/2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    Another fallacy that is disabused in this survey (which states it follows in a long line of other surveys) is that more background checks will change anything in terms of how criminals get guns. Since they typically do not walk into an FFL making background checks more demanding, is not going to decrease the use of guns in crimes. For ordinary citizens, they must and do comply with the gun laws no matter how they acquire their guns. As I stated previously, it appears to me the anti-gun people are creating laws to restrict the activities of law-abiding citizens. That...
  • Toomey Crosses Gun-Rights Divide In Pennsylvania Senate Race

    08/27/2016 12:54:16 PM PDT · by Abby4116 · 47 replies
    CBS Local ^ | August 27, 2016
    CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — Freshman U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is the rare conservative Republican who is running for re-election with the support of leading gun-control groups, but it may not be enough to save him in Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania in this unusual election year....His stance so angered one gun-rights group that it is backing his Democratic opponent, Katie McGinty, just to send a message to Toomey and any other Republican who might deviate from orthodoxy on guns.
  • Democrats for Governor on 2A: Increase gun control and ban firearms(New Hampsha)

    08/26/2016 10:59:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    nhpoliticalbuzz.org ^ | 8/23/2016 | Kimberly Morin
    On Monday, WMUR released an interview segment with each Democrat running in the gubernatorial primary discussing gun control. As painful as it may seem to sit through interview after interview with any politicians, it’s important to understand what these men are saying and what they actually mean. All three Democrats for Governor – Colin Van Ostern, Mark Connolly and Steve Marchand – are for gun control yet claim to be supporters of the 2nd Amendment. Political Buzz breaks down their statements with facts.
  • Top 10 States for Machine Gun Ownership(legal owners)

    08/26/2016 10:49:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/25/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) recently released a report highlighting state-by-state ownership of guns regulated under the National Firearms Act (NFA) of 1934. Firearms and accessories covered under the NFA (hereafter: NFA-registered firearms) include machine guns, short-barreled rifles, short-barreled shotguns, silencers/suppressors, certain explosive devices, etc.
  • America finds its voice on gun safety(Barf X2)

    08/23/2016 9:40:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 8/22/2016 | mark and gabby
    Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we've founded a gun violence prevention organization, Americans for Responsible Solutions, and criss-crossed the nation, speaking out about the commonsense solutions, like closing loopholes in our criminal background check laws for gun sales, that have been proven to reduce gun violence and save lives. We've met with gun violence survivors, legislators and testified before Congress. We've heard from those on the front lines of our national gun violence crisis. We've worked with veterans, law enforcement, businessmen and women, members of the clergy, and domestic violence prevention leaders.
  • Elderly Florida Man Shoots Fleeing Thief And May Have Ruined His Own Life

    08/23/2016 9:24:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 67 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 8/22/2016 | Bob Owens
    The homeowner asked the suspect what he was doing and then the suspect ran across the street, officials said. The homeowner opened fire and shot the suspect several times, Kvalheim said, adding the injuries appeared non-life threatening.
  • New Anti-Gun Movie Shows Women Refusing To Have Sex with Men Until They Give Up Their Firearms

    08/22/2016 7:56:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 120 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/22/2016 | Matt Vespa
    If there's one thing that the men of Rockford Texas love as much as their women, it's their guns. But when a gun incident at a neighborhood school spurs one stay at home mom, Jenna (Andrea Anders), to rethink Rockford's obsessive gun culture, life in this idyllic town is turned upside-down. Much to the chagrin of her husband, (Matt Passmore), Jenna ignites a movement by recruiting the women to withhold sex from the men until every gun in Rockford is vanquished. A wild and hilarious showdown ensues between the sexes. As tensions and libidos rise, the men and women of...
  • The family that shoots together(Winter Haven FL)

    08/21/2016 10:48:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    sayuncle.com ^ | 8/20/2016 | Unknown
    Intruder Breaks Into Home; Shot By Entire Family
  • Should You Own an AR-15?

    08/21/2016 5:48:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 203 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    After the massacre of gay Americans having a good time at an Orlando nightclub by an Islamic terrorist there were vivid discussions about people owning an AR-15 -- the principle long gun in use in America -- despite the fact that it was not the firearm used by the murderer. For some the discussion immediately lurched to gun control, but a lot of people had very little knowledge to support their arguments. I thought we should take a look at the AR-15. (Note: I am neither a gun owner or member of the NRA.) Another issue about the gun came...
  • NFL Includes Gun Ownership Conduct in Players' Social Responsibility Training(WTH?)

    08/20/2016 8:20:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    bleacherreport.com ^ | 8/18/2016 | Adam Wells
    The NFL has added gun ownership conduct and safety to its annual social responsibility training for players. Per espnW.com's Jane McManus, the NFL "pared down and changed" elements of the social responsibility training and added videos—including showing "a drunken driver swerving a car all over the road"—with players being "asked to discuss" afterward. The gun conduct portion came about following an offseason in which Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in June and former New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Will Smith was murdered in April. NFL vice president of social responsibility Anna Isaacson explained...
  • A Hillary Clinton Loss Would Hobble Gun Reform, Says Connecticut Senator

    08/20/2016 8:08:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    time.com ^ | 8/18/2016 | Philip Elliott
    Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy does not shy away from the fact that guns on are on the national ballot this November. “If Donald Trump wins, it will be a pretty dramatic setback,” says Murphy, who has emerged as the Democratic Party’s most vocal champion of new gun regulation. “Not just because how terrible he’ll be on the issue, but the fact that a presidential candidate who ran asking for a mandate on guns lost.” For Murphy, the fight is personal. He had just been elected to the Senate in 2012 when word arrived that there had been an incident at...
  • Report Shows No Group of Americans Is More Law-abiding Than Concealed Carry Holders

    08/18/2016 8:58:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/17/2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    “Indeed, it is impossible to think of any other group in the U.S. that is anywhere near as law-abiding" as concealed carry permit holders. So concluded the Crime Prevention Research Center following its new report, “Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States 2016." The center studied the rate of criminal offenses among concealed carry holders in Florida and Texas when coming to its conclusion. The findings speak for themselves.
  • Venezuelan Government Further Disarming Citizens By Crushing Guns, Registering Ammo

    08/18/2016 8:50:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/18/2016 | Katie Pavlich
    "We are going to bring disarmament and peace," Reverol told reporters, while police officers drilled and sawed at rusty shotguns, home made pistols and some newer weapons. While the Venezuelan government and liberal western media will frame this move as an effort to reduce crime, it's about keeping the citizenry defenseless against the government in a time of complete societal breakdown. The government has come for guns belonging to Venezuelans before in the name of "safety," coupled with promises of lower crime. Both lies. Over to you, Gabby Franco:
  • Joe Manchin: Second Amendment Needs More Regulation

    08/14/2016 10:36:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/11/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    According to the Cumberland Times-News, Manchin told town hall attendees that “gun control should be governed by common sense.” He then criticized constitutional carry, suggesting that more criminals will carry, now that the law does not require a permit. Manchin said, “Before, we always knew who we were chasing — the bad guy — but we knew most of the people didn’t have a gun concealed, and if they did, they were responsible. We don’t know that anymore. So I’m for responsible gun control.”
  • REASONS TO WORRY ABOUT AN HRC PRESIDENCY(not ALL the reasons, there's plenty)

    08/14/2016 9:32:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    backwoodshome.com ^ | 8/14/2016 | Massad Ayoob
    Why am I concerned with the prospect of Hillary Rodham Clinton as President of the United States? Let me begin to count the reasons. For many years I have been a sworn police officer. Mrs. Clinton’s dislike of police has long been a matter of record. From her contempt for the Arkansas troopers on her bodyguard detail when her husband was governor of that state, to the disdain with which she treated Secret Service when she was in the White House, to her campaign’s recent announcement that it was not interested in an endorsement by the Fraternal Order of Police,...
  • Giffords blasts Trump's Second Amendment comments

    08/13/2016 9:36:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 8/9/2016 | Harper Neidig
    Former Rep. Gabby Giffords on Tuesday blasted Donald Trump over his apparent joke about the possibility of Hillary Clinton being shot. The former Arizona Democrat issued a statement with her husband, Mark Kelly, saying the GOP nominee's remarks could incite violence.
  • CNN Introduces Mark Kelly As “Gun Owner And Second Amendment Supporter”

    08/13/2016 9:20:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    americas1stfreedom.org ^ | 8/12/2016 | unknown
    On Thursday, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer introduced an interviewee as a “gun owner” and “Second Amendment supporter.” The interviewee? Mark Kelly, who, together with wife Gabby Gifford, founded Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), whom Blitzer described as a “gun violence prevention group” (the label gun-control groups prefer of late). Check Kelly’s credentials: ARS’ website supports so-called “universal” background checks, closing non-existent “loopholes” for online sales and “unlicensed dealers,” and funding of Centers for Disease Control anti-gun research into gun violence as a “public health issue.” His statements support Massachusetts AG Maura Healey, who just imposed a unilateral ban on the sale...
  • Sweden may have the answer to America’s gun problem(NOT! Idiot alert!)

    08/12/2016 10:36:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    vox.com ^ | 8/8/2016 | Tom Heberlein
    As we face a firearm crisis in America today, it’s time for hunters to stop hiding behind the Second Amendment and claim the moral high ground as our nation’s responsible gun owners. Here’s how the Swedish system works: Only responsible people are trusted with firearms. Sweden licenses guns in much the same way we license cars and drivers. You can have up to six guns but can get more with special permission. To apply for a firearm permit you must first take a year-long hunter training program and pass a written and shooting test. You can also apply for a...
  • Governor Sandoval Joins Mounting Opposition to Question One

    08/12/2016 9:52:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 8/11/2016 | unknown
    “As the people of Nevada learn the truth about Question One gun control initiative, opposition mounts," said Robert Uithoven, campaign director of NRA Nevadans for Freedom. "Governor Sandoval knows that Question One would not prevent criminals from obtaining firearms and would instead cost Nevadans time, money, and freedom. We’re excited to have Governor Sandavol join the growing coalition of Nevadans committed to defending freedom from Bloomberg’s extreme gun control agenda.” Question 1, financed by former New York City Mayor and anti-gun activists Michael Bloomberg, is part of Bloomberg’s national gun-control agenda that will make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens...
  • One Ally Remains Firmly Behind Donald Trump: The N.R.A

    08/10/2016 6:26:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aug. 10, 2016 | NICK CORASANITI and ALEXANDER BURNS
    Donald J. Trump’s candidacy has driven away throngs of Republican elected officials, donors and policy experts. But not the National Rifle Association. With Mr. Trump increasingly isolated and hobbled by controversies of his own making, the powerful gun-rights group has emerged as one of his remaining stalwart allies in the Republican coalition: the institution on the right most aggressively committed to his candidacy, except for the Republican National Committee itself. The association has spent millions of dollars on television commercials for Mr. Trump, even as other Republican groups have kept their checkbooks closed and Mr. Trump’s campaign has not run...
  • Trump: "Reuters just announced that Secret Service never spoke to me or my campaign"

    08/10/2016 5:20:19 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 40 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/10/2016 | Donald Trump
    WHOLE TITLE...Donald Trump: "Reuters just announced that Secret Service never spoke to me or my campaign. Made up story by @CNN is a hoax. Totally dishonest."
  • Our View: Turning guns into garden tools(Barf bucket pleez!)

    08/08/2016 10:17:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 85 replies
    santafenewmexican.com ^ | 8/7/2016 | unknown
    Much divides the country when it comes to the issue of gun violence. That’s why it is so important to find common ground so that, together, all Americans can work to reduce the damage that guns cause in our society. A new initiative starting this week in New Mexico has the potential to bring people together toward a common goal — making people safer without fighting over whether assault weapons should be banned or the meaning of the Second Amendment. Called Guns to Gardens, the movement organized by New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence simply helps people dispose of unwanted...
  • NRA Reno Campaign Office Grand Opening (Reno NV)

    08/06/2016 5:10:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    nrailafrontlines.com ^ | 8/6/2016 | Unknown
    We are excited to announce the Grand Opening of Reno's NRA Campaign Office! With less than 100 days until election day, the office will serve as our Northern Nevada campaign headquarters where volunteers can make phone calls and campaign material will be dispersed. The NRA is committed to defeating Question 1, and we need all Second Amendment Activist to get involved and "stand up and fight" to defeat Question 1. Please join us on this important day of Monday, August 8th from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm for our Office Grand Opening. Our office is located on 3502 S Virginia...
  • Obama: U.S. Gun Law 'Has Made...Homegrown Extremists' Strategy More Attractive to Them'

    08/05/2016 8:43:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/5/2016 | Susan Jones
    The president pointed to a New York Times report on ISIS' radicalization efforts to suggest that U.S. gun laws may encourage lone-wolf attacks here.
  • Clinton's Court: Legal analysts say gun rights and more at stake in November(HUH?)

    08/04/2016 11:38:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/3/2016 | Maxim Lott
    The Supreme Court – it’s no secret – is at stake in the 2016 election. But legal experts say the impact will be far more sweeping if Hillary Clinton wins in the fall, and is able to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia with a left-leaning judge. That point was only underscored at last week’s Democratic convention, where the Democratic presidential nominee pushed for changes on everything from campaign finance to gun rights, at times citing the court’s role. Here’s a closer look at what’s at stake, with many of these issues likely to come before the...
  • Both Sides Agree: Guns Will Not Be Decisive Issue in November

    08/03/2016 11:59:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 8/3/2016 | Mark Swanson
    Despite the spate of mass shootings and police murders that roiled rhetoric from Democrats, both sides of the debate agree that guns will not play an influential role in the November elections, Fred Varney of the American Media Institute wrote for the Washington Examiner. Voters don't care. "I don't see any evidence that important Senate races are going to be decided on guns this year, even after Orlando," Wes Anderson of the National Rifle Association told American Media Institute. Further, according to a Quinnipiac University poll conducted in late June, mere weeks after the massacre at an Orlando nightclub, 54...
  • Most Nevada sheriffs against gun background check initiative

    07/31/2016 9:42:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    thestate.com ^ | 7/31/2016 | KEN RITTER
    Sheriffs in most Nevada counties have come out against a background check initiative that gun control advocates are supporting on the ballot this November, but the top cop in the largest police agency in the state says he'll sit this one out.
  • A pacifist husband and non-lethal self-defense

    07/31/2016 7:13:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    backwoodshome.com ^ | 7/29/2016 | Claire Wolfe
    An excellent off-topic discussion started in this morning’s “Nevermind” post. It deserves more prominence than it’ll get in comments, so I’m moving it forward here. LBS wrote: DH is a pacifist and against all violent methods of self-defense – especially guns. He says I can defend myself, as long as the method couldn’t possibly kill the attacker (yeah, I know what you’re thinking). Do any of you have any ideas what a short, sixtyish, fat cancer survivor could have handy to better the odds? (BTW, murder or divorce are not options. I really love the guy. He’s mostly a great...
  • Silly People Freak Out Over a Picture of a War Hero and a Gun

    07/31/2016 7:04:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 7/29/2016 | David French
    That’s Dakota Meyer — a Marine who was awarded the Medal of Honor for action in the Battle of Ganjgal (you can read my review of his book here). If there is a man alive today who know how to handle a firearm, it’s Dakota Meyer. Notwithstanding his expertise and experience, internet trolls freaked out at the proximity of his pistol to his baby daughter. Here’s how the Daily Mail described the picture: In the image, the Medal of Honor winner appears to be getting ready to leave his house. While he can be seen adjusting the holster, Sailor is...
  • Lockdown: A Teacher's Thoughts

    07/29/2016 8:40:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/29/2016 | Mary Anne Marcella
    At that crucial moment, it occurred to me that the only way for me to have even a chance of protecting myself and my children against an armed intruder was with a gun. I understand that many people are uncomfortable with an armed teacher, but many are not uncomfortable with an armed guard. Those who want to protect the children from "gun violence" say the chance of tragedy is so slim that it is not worth the risk of a teacher carrying a gun. But if the chance of tragedy is so slim, why even pass these laws? "Because if...
  • Democrats Hope for Boost From Gun Control Push(Sales?)

    07/28/2016 2:33:55 PM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 7/28/2016 | Mark Swanson
    After years of shying away from the fight, Democrats believe public opinion has shifted enough for them to make gun control an issue worth fighting for in November, according to a story in The New York Times. With the spate of mass shootings around the country and polls that reflect support for restrictions, Democrats appear to be emboldened to make gun control a linchpin issue without fear of reprisal.
  • AR-15 maker pours $150,000 into anti-Hillary, pro-gun campaign

    07/27/2016 8:52:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 7/25/2016 | Paul Bedard
    popular firearms company that makes AR-15-style rifles has donated an eye-popping $150,000 to the arms industry's "#GunVote" campaign to stop Democrat Hillary Clinton and liberal gun control measures. O.F. Mossberg & Sons Inc. put its support in the campaign headed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation which heads the campaign.
  • Ed Rendell to Democrats: Time to Be ‘Single-Issue’ Gun Control Voters

    07/27/2016 7:08:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/27/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell (D) tells a gathering of activists in Philadelphia it’s time for Democrats to be “single issue” voters for gun control. The gathering was co-hosted by the PA SAFE Caucus, “Everytown for Gun Safety, American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention, CeaseFirePA,” and Gabby Giffords’s gun control group, Americans for Responsible Solutions. According to Daily Local News, Rendell said, “If we’re going to make progress, the message we have to take is that we’re going to be single-issue voters. I don’t care about e-mails or anything else, (but) we need to vote for Hillary Clinton because...
  • Dr. Dre cited on gun charge following driveway encounter

    07/26/2016 8:17:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/26/2016 | unkinown
    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Dre has been cited after a man says the rapper pointed a handgun at him. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the man told them he was parked outside a Malibu, California, home when Dre ordered him to leave and showed a gun. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, told sheriff's deputies he didn't have a gun and that the man was blocking his driveway. He says the man moved his car but parked nearby. He says the man drove off after Dre recorded video of him.
  • SAF Slams Media Cover For Clinton’s Campaign Against Second Amendment

    07/24/2016 10:27:30 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 2 replies
    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today condemned attempts by the agenda-driven media, led by CBS, to provide cover for Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton’s war on gun rights by trying to debunk Republican Donald Trump’s statement Thursday night that Clinton “wants to essentially abolish the Second Amendment.” “CBS News and others argue that Trump’s allegation is not true, and that ‘Clinton has spoken up for Second Amendment rights on several occasions,’” noted SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “They are being disingenuous at best, and they know it. “More than a year ago,” he recalled, “Clinton...
  • Gabby Giffords Coaches Hillary Clinton On How To BS Voters On Gun Control

    07/24/2016 7:45:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    downtrend.com/ ^ | 7/21/2016 | Brian Anderson
    Gun Control has been a losing political issue on the national stage for as long as there have been guns and elections. Democrats however are stupid and think this year things are going to be different. The problem is “gun control” sounds so fascist and Americans are kind of attached to their rights so a liberal think tank led by Gabby Giffords’ anti-gun group has come up with ways that democrats like Hillary Clinton can bullshit voters into thinking their unconstitutional efforts are something other than what they are. Politico reports that Giffords’ Americans For Responsible Solutions along with other...
  • Assistant DA discusses gun control at Crime-Stoppers meeting (Albany, NY)

    07/24/2016 7:37:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    albanyherald.com ^ | 7/22/2016 | jon gosa
    Gun control has been a divisive topic in American discourse lately, and as Elam discussed the pros and cons of gun control she offered the opinion that guns are not needed, even for self defense. “So, about gun control. It’s a hot topic nowadays. The pros of gun control are less guns mean a safer world, ” said Elam. “Gun control laws are correlated to lower rates of violence. Guns are not needed to defend against government. The key to protecting our society is information, and guns are not needed, even for self defense.”
  • AP Poll: Americans Disapprove of Obama’s Handling of Gun Laws, Believe Gun Ownership Makes Us Safer

    07/24/2016 7:01:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/23/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    An Associated Press (AP) poll released July 23 shows that 59 percent of Americans disapprove of President Obama’s handling of gun laws, and an even greater majority, 62 percent, believe owning a gun makes people safer by “preventing them from becoming victims of crime.” The poll also shows that 53 percent of Americans support national reciprocity for concealed carry permits. National reciprocity renders a concealed carry permit issued in one state valid in every state. An overwhelming majority of respondents also said a “high priority” for law enforcement should be “cracking down on people who own guns illegally” and “cracking...
  • Germany 'urgently needs tighter gun control laws in wake of Munich mass shooting'

    07/23/2016 11:05:25 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 80 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | Jul 24, 2016 | FRASER MOORE
    Crazed Ali David Sonboly, 18, gunned down nine helpless victims during a rampage outside a McDonalds restaurant and then busy shopping centre in Munich. And now Sigmar Gabriel, head of the Social Democrats, has demanded that more must be done to limit access to deadly weapons, saying gun control is an “important issue”. He added: “We must continue to do all we can to limit and strictly control access to deadly weapons.” The comments come as questions were raised as to how Sonboly, who was reportedly obsessed with mass killings, gained access to the 9mm Glock pistol used in the...
  • MAKING OUR COMMUNITIES SAFER (Anti 2nd playbook)

    07/21/2016 9:30:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    A Guide to Understanding and Engaging Americans on the Need for Stronger Gun Laws
  • Social Security under fire for plan to disarm seniors

    07/18/2016 6:39:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/18/2016 | Bob Unruh
    “It also appears that the adjudication of a recipient as being mentally defective can be made by any federal bureaucrat working for the SSA, and they can make the decision without any medical professional being involved. The often vague and sometimes generalized criteria for this adjudication process described in the proposed regulations clearly denies the basic elements of due process to the affected social security beneficiaries. “The burden of proving they are competent and/or not mentally defective falls squarely on the Social Security beneficiary. This means the bottom line for Social Security recipients is the same as that for veterans....
  • Health Care and Guns – What Do They Have in Common?

    07/17/2016 6:39:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/17/2016 | Alan Preston
    Our Constitution was ratified on Sept. 17, 1787, 11-plus years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. James Madison wanted to make sure that our unalienable rights were also in the Constitution in order to protect the citizens from the very government they created. It was not until Dec. 15, 1791, that the original Bill of Rights was adopted and made a part of the Constitution. Anyone who has read the Constitution knows that the words “health care” cannot be found anywhere in that document. It is not in the Bill of Rights. Some people assert that “health care”...
  • Dickey: France is ‘Not Alabama,’ Terrorist Can’t Get Guns ‘In Any Old Store’

    07/16/2016 6:39:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 119 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7/15/2016 | Kyle Drennen
    Appearing on MSNBC in the 11 a.m. ET hour on Friday, Daily Beast editor and NBC News contributor Christopher Dickey was confounded by the idea that the terrorist who launched Thursday’s attack on France was heavily armed: “...where the hell did he get those arms? I mean, this is not Alabama or South Carolina or Texas. You just can't go buy automatic pistols in any old store in town by showing your driver's license.”
  • Texas professor claims concealed carry will force her to give A’s or get shot

    07/15/2016 9:08:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 81 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/15/16 | Doug Book, Editor
    Jessica Smartt Gullion, an assistant professor at the Texas Woman’s University, has decided that allowing students to carry concealed weapons would force the school’s educators to give students higher grades than they deserve. On August 1st, the state’s campus carry law goes into effect, allowing individuals with a concealed carry license to carry a firearm in all 4 year colleges and universities throughout the state. University of Texas professors Lynn Glass, Lisa Moore and Mia Carter decided to file a lawsuit, asking for an injunction to prevent the law going into effect. They contend that the presence of guns in...
  • Man who tried to rob Waffle House with an AK-47 is shot by customer (Texas)

    07/13/2016 12:02:04 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 94 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 13, 2016 | Will Axford
    <p>A man with an AK-47 who robbed customers at a Waffle House in Texas is on life support after being shot by a customer with a licensed handgun.</p> <p>According to the DeSoto Police Department, Antione Cooper, 26, entered the restaurant in the 1500 block of North Beckley Avenue at 2:30 a.m. Thursday. Patrons at the Waffle House told police Cooper robbed several customers before leaving the restaurant and entering the parking lot.</p>
  • Armed Citizen Executes Dramatic Takedown of Perp

    07/13/2016 7:59:19 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 29 replies
    Liberty Park Press ^ | July 13, 2016 | Conn Williamson
    There is one less dangerous and reckless driver on the nation’s roadways thanks to the efforts of Nevada resident Brandon Francis. Francis earned the medal of bravery award for the week, by executing a complete armed citizen’s arrest of an alleged hit and run driver Monday night, after a pedestrian was struck in Las Vegas. A bystander caught the full takedown on video. According to reports, the driver hit a pedestrian with a vehicle and attempted to flee the scene. Francis immediately blocked the suspect’s escape path and jumped out of his vehicle with a firearm drawn. He was able...
  • If You Don’t Want Police To Shoot You, Don’t Resist Arrest

    07/12/2016 7:10:27 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 62 replies
    federalist .com ^ | July 11,2016 | John Gibbs
    You see, unlike those men recently shot, I do not fear for my life from the police. Quite the contrary, my life is made safer by the police who stand between me and people like Sterling, who is much more likely to break into my car or stick me up at night compared to any harm that might come to me from a police officer. The fact is, the police are not shooting black men like me. Why? Because I am not a criminal, and when the police stop me, I politely do what they say, and they leave me...
  • Harvard Study Debunks Shooting Myth

    07/12/2016 12:08:50 PM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    commentarymagazine.com ^ | 7/11/2016 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    What if the popular narrative about police racism that’s being pushed by Black Lives Matter and others in the wake of last week’s fatal shootings is based on unfounded assumptions? That’s the question we are forced to confront today after the publication of a new study conducted by Harvard University’s Rolando G. Fryer Jr. that shows there is no evidence that blacks are more likely than whites to be shot by cops. Fryer, an African-American economics professor, characterized the results as “the most surprising result of my career.” While FBI director James Comey is quoted in a New York Times...