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  • GoDaddy Founder Bob Parsons Speaks Out Against Gun Control

    10/21/2014 8:14:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 10/20/2014 | Maria Aspan
    GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons rarely shies away from controversy--even when wading into the contentious debate over gun violence in this country. Parsons, a gun owner and member of the National Rifle Association, says that firearms aren’t to blame for mass shootings. That’s a hotly-debated and emotional topic, especially after a gunman killed 20 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.
  • Dems Use Ebola To Push For Anti-Gun Surgeon General

    10/20/2014 4:15:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies ^ | October 20, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Politics: More than two dozen House Democrats are pushing the Senate to revive and ratify the nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to a critical post, but helping to fight deadly disease is not what they have in mind. The question of the day is why we have or need an Ebola czar in the form of political operative/hack Ron Klain when we have an unfilled surgeon general's position that physician emeritus serving as America's doctor is supposed to fill. We have an acting Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, but he is seemingly just a placeholder instead of the force...
  • Stealth Gun Control Initiative Too Close To Call In Washington State

    10/20/2014 7:48:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 10/20/2014 | Rachel Alexander
    I-594 has been cleverly drafted to sound like it merely makes small changes to gun laws, not a flat-out ban or gun registration scheme. This is why it is so dangerous. People are less likely to oppose it; in fact, polls show that even a majority of gun owners - 54 percent of the 35 percent of Washington residents who own a gun - are in favor of it.
  • Lawyers Band Together To Fight Gun Violence

    10/19/2014 9:57:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 10/18/20143 | unknown
    A new group called Prosecutors Against Gun Violence has formed to find solutions to gun violence in the U.S. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with attorneys and co-chairs Cyrus Vance Jr. and Mike Feuer.
  • Infographic: Washington's competing gun control initiatives

    10/18/2014 7:02:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 10/17/2014 | unknown
    When fall ballots land in mailboxes this week, Washington voters will be asked to vote on two opposing gun control initiatives — one calling for expanded background checks, the other keeping the current system of background checks in place. Below, we explore the dueling initiatives, some of Washington's existing rules around gun ownership and what gun laws have meant in other states.
  • Democrat Gun Control Candidate Distances Herself from 'Aggressive' Gabby Giffords

    10/18/2014 6:05:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 10/17/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    As gun control proponent Gabby Giffords gets more "aggressive" in her push for gun control candidates, at least one of those candidates is distancing herself from the ads Giffords is running. New Hampshire's WMUR 9 ABC reports that though incumbent Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH 1st District) is thoroughly in favor of gun control, the tone of attack in Giffords' new ad is simply too much for her. The video on the outlet's website clearly demonstrates Shea-Porter's desire to move away from being associated with the former representative's ad.
  • Mother Jones Claims the Rate of Mass Shootings Has Tripled Since 2011. Is That True?

    10/17/2014 10:53:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 10/16/2014 | Jesse Walker
    Two years ago, Mother Jones published a "Guide to Mass Shootings in America," which claimed to show that such slayings happen more often now than in the past. The feature, whose data have been updated periodically since it first went up, has been both widely cited and harshly disputed. This week the outlet has published a new analysis claiming that mass shootings occur far more frequently than they did several decades ago and that the rate has tripled since 2011. Whether you buy that depends on whether you buy into the previous piece, because the new article has essentially the...
  • Florida's 55 anti-Second Amendment mayors(Florida MAIGgot alert!)

    10/17/2014 10:26:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 10/17/2014 | Lee Williams,
    Florida's 55 Bloomberg Anti-Second Amendment Mayors If your Mayor is on this list, please take a moment to ask why your elected officials are fighting against your right to bear arms. As unlikely as it may seem to those of us who pay attention to Second Amendment issues, there may still be some Florida Mayors Against illegal Guns (MAIG) Mayors who have been mislead by lies fed to them by Bloomberg's anti-gun group. We have the emails sent to Florida Mayors from MAIG claiming that they support the Second Amendment, we even have emails from known anti-gun Police Chiefs and...
  • Democrat Lawmaker Credits Concealed Carry With Saving Two Lives

    10/17/2014 10:20:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 10/17/2014 | Bob Owens
    A pair of Pennsylvania State Democratic Representatives are alive today because one of them was able to draw and fire his concealed weapon, driving an armed robber away: A Pennsylvania state lawmaker who got into a shootout with a 15-year-old boy who was trying to rob him near the Capitol said Wednesday the experience proves the value of packing a gun. State Rep. Marty Flynn, a former prison guard who is licensed to carry a handgun, said he believes he probably would have been killed if he had not used the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 pistol that he conceals...
  • Moms Demand Action Pushes Gun Ban After Masked Man Robs Kroger Bank

    10/17/2014 7:52:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 10/17/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On October 15, an armed man wearing a skeleton mask robbed a bank inside a Cincinnati Kroger, and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America responded by calling the robbery "a wake up call to Kroger's leadership to prohibit the open carry of firearms in its stores." Armed robberies are already banned by law, but such laws did not stop the man in the skeleton mask from carrying out his evil deed.
  • Feminist Nixes Speaking Engagement To Protest Utah State University's Pro-Gun Policies

    10/16/2014 7:25:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 10/15/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On October 14 feminist speaker Anita Sarkeesian canceled a speaking engagement at Utah State University upon learning that state law forbids the university from banning concealed carry on campus.
  • Newark Boy Speaking At Anti-Violence Event Interrupted By Nearby Gunfire

    10/16/2014 7:13:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 10/15/2014 | unk
    ......a poetic plea from an 8-year-old boy. His message was broadcast inside a community center in Newark on Saturday afternoon, but his words were interrupted by gunshots. “Violence came as I was talking,” Nyeeam Hudson said. During Nyeeam’s plea for peace, a young man was shot and killed outside.
  • Gun violence: A threat to us all

    10/15/2014 9:02:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 10/15/2014 | unknown
    It wasn’t about a confrontation between two or more thugs. It wasn’t about a drug deal. It wasn’t even about a holdup. It was about gunmen opening fire on someone because, apparently, the gunmen didn’t approve of the person’s being in the neighborhood at that hour, place and time. No other reasons.
  • Gabby Giffords launches new gun control campaign, and it's all about women (+video)

    10/15/2014 8:36:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 10/14/2014 | Henry Gass
    Former US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) of Arizona began a nine-state tour Tuesday in Maine focusing on the need for tougher gun control measures to protect women and children. Ms. Giffords, who was severely wounded in a 2011 shooting in Tucson, Ariz., that killed six people, has become a key figure in the national gun control campaign. The campaign highlights the increasingly prominent role women have played in both sides in the gun control debate – particularly since the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings in 2012.
  • First NRA sponsored anti I-594 ad appears

    10/15/2014 8:17:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 10/12/2014 | John Langeler
    The first political ad challenging supporters of Initiative 594, which aims to increase background checks for gun purchases and transfers, has been released by the National Rifle Association. Featuring Seattle gun instructor, blogger and competitive shooter Annette Wachter, the video disputes claims increased checks will lower gun violence. Her meeting with KING 5 at a Bellevue gun range is notable for her pony tail, her designer jeans and leopard print sprinkled on her favorite firearm.
  • New trend: Billionaires 'buying gun control'

    10/14/2014 8:12:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies ^ | 10/12/2014 | Leo Hohmann
    Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg and three other billionaires are bankrolling a controversial gun-control initiative that will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot in Washington State. Even the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Steve Ballmer, has gotten into the act, writing a check for $1 million dollars to help flood the airwaves with anti-gun propaganda. The strategy in Washington relies on big money supplied by a few ultra-rich elites and, if successful, could serve as Bloomberg’s model for tightening the strings on gun owners nationwide. Initiative 594 would not only require background checks for transactions at gun shows and...
  • Expanded gun background checks in Washington holds strong lead, new poll shows

    10/14/2014 8:01:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 10/13/2014 | Jeff Mapes
    The Washington ballot measure that would expand background checks to almost all gun sales in the state continues to hold a strong lead after wealthy proponents have far out-spent opponents.
  • The NRA Wants Your Submission(whiney dolt against your rights alert)

    10/10/2014 9:40:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 10/8/2014 | Joel Mathis
    The NRA is coming, folks. It will have your tax dollars or your submission to its pro-gun agenda — and, by God, maybe it will have both. Don’t believe me? Then take a look at the text of House Bill 1243, which passed the Pennsylvania House this week, and which now sits before the Senate Judiciary Committee waiting passage. Here’s what the bill does: It discourages Pennsylvania cities and municipalities from passing gun laws that are more restrictive than state-level gun laws, or from keeping such laws that are already on the books. Here’s how the bill does that: It...
  • Mark Kelly Lies About Gun Sales Before I-594 Vote

    10/10/2014 9:19:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 10/6/2014 | unk
    On Tuesday, five weeks before voters in Washington State will decide whether to require “universal” background checks on firearm transfers, gun control advocate Mark Kelly lied on national television about how many such transactions occur without a background check. Asked by CNN, Kelly said (at 3:30 in the video), “right now 60 percent of all gun sales go–occur–with a background check. Why do we allow the 40 percent, the other 40 percent, to happen?”
  • Bloomberg Group Gives Another Million Dollars to Gun Control Initiative

    10/10/2014 7:50:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 10/10/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    For the second time in as many months, Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety has given $1 million to the campaign for Initiative 594 in Washington state. On August 29, Breitbart News reported that Everytown gave its first million to the one-percenters' campaign for gun control. Breitbart News also reported that I-594 would treat all gun sales like retail sales--requiring a background check for both, thus ending private sales. It would, therefore, require the creation of a database of handgun owners (i.e., registration).
  • Report: Grimes' Pro-Gun Statements Are Canned, Background Checks on Agenda

    10/10/2014 7:45:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 10/10/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    A report based on campaign memos on Senate candidate Allison Lundergan Grimes' (D-KY) position on guns shows that her pro-gun statements are canned, that she supports "strengthening background checks," and has an unstated position on "closing the gun show loophole."
  • Kroger snubs gun-grabbing 'Moms Demand Action

    10/09/2014 8:56:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 10/9/2014 | Leo Hohmann
    Kroger is the latest retailer in the cross-hairs of Moms Demand Action, a stridently anti-gun group funded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. But so far, the Cincinnati, Ohio-based grocery chain has not succumbed to the relentless assault of phone calls, text messages, petitions, emails and social media barbs tossed its way from the pressure group. Costco, Starbucks, Target, Chipotle and Jack in the Box all have capitulated to the Moms’ demands by at least partially changing their policies on guns. The companies all announced they would “ask” or “request” that their customers not carry guns while shopping...
  • REJECTED: Kroger Managers Are Refusing To Accept Bullying Tactics of Moms Demand Action

    10/08/2014 8:39:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 10/7/2014 | Bob Owens
    Moms Demand Action has adopted the tactic of attempting to isolate and bully individual companies into accepting their prohibitionist gun control philosophy. Their goal is to accomplish through bullying what they cannot establish through legislation: reducing the number of places that law-abiding citizens can exercise their basic human right to self-defense. The republic’s largest supermarket chain is the latest target of Michael Bloomberg’s fake grassroots gun prohibitionist organization, and the chain has stood tall in defense of the common sense position that private companies best serve their customers by abiding by local, state and federal laws, not writing their own.
  • Guest Editorial: I Lost My Son to Gun Violence. Please Vote Yes on Initiative 594.

    10/06/2014 10:52:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies ^ | 10/6/2014 | Richard Martinez
    Just a few months ago, I was at work as an attorney and the proud father to Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez, my only son. But after Chris was killed in the mass shooting in Santa Barbara on May 23, 2014, my work suddenly seemed unimportant. I resolved to honor Chris’s life and the lives of so many others who have been killed by preventable gun violence by taking action to address the heartbreaking cycle of gun violence in our communities—and to urge others to join me in the fight. Washington State is on the brink of taking that kind of meaningful...
  • ABC Uses Entire Episode of Primetime Drama “Scandal” To Push Anti-Gun Agenda

    10/06/2014 10:41:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 10/6/2014 | Hunter Roosevelt
    ABC’s political drama “Scandal” focuses on a Washington DC crisis management firm that serves the White House and the fictional presidential administration. In the second episode of the show’s fourth season, in what is going to be the fictional president’s state of the union address, a school shooting mirroring the Sandy Hook shooting happened. The fictional president used his entire State of the Union address to come out against guns. Here are some quotes:
  • Gabby Giffords' Gun Control Group Targets Female Air Force Pilot Who Was Stalked

    10/06/2014 8:43:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 10/6/2014 | AER Hawkins
    Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly's gun control group--Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS)--continues to target Republican Congressional candidate Martha McSally (R-AZ-2) as part of their attempt to force the passage of more federal gun control for stalking-related convictions.
  • Technology Tell interview: Capt. Mark Kelly, astronaut, author and activist

    10/03/2014 10:15:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 10/2/2014 | Stephen Silver
    Capt. Mark Kelly is a retired Naval pilot and astronaut, and is now a speaker, activist and author. He’s the husband of the former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and has stood by her side throughout her recovery from her shooting in Tucson in January of 2011. We had the pleasure of speaking with Capt. Kelly on Thursday, shortly after he delivered a motivational keynote speech at the New Age/Synnex national conference in Greenville, S.C., which included everything from powerful memories of his wife’s injury to stories about meeting Bono to jokes about all of the extraterrestrials he met in his space...
  • Bloomberg gun control group enters Oregon governor and state Senate races

    10/03/2014 9:47:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 10/1/2014 | Jeff Mapes
    Everytown for Gun Safety -- the gun control group funded by billionaire Michael Bloomberg -- is running ads in favor of Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and attempting to unseat state Sen. Bruce Starr, R-Hillsboro. The group on Tuesday reported spending just over $56,000 on ads lauding Kitzhaber on gun issues, including a TV ad featuring the brother-in-law of Steve Forsyth, one of the two people killed in the 2012 shootings at Clackamas Town Center. The group has also reported spending $22,000 in support of Democrat Chuck Riley in his race against Starr, who opposed a bill that would have expanded...
  • Attorney: New DC gun law still unconstitutional

    10/03/2014 8:49:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 10/3/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    You may remember that last month yet another gun law was passed in DC as they struggled to come into compliance with the Heller ruling, while still trying to find a way to restrict the rights of gun owners. At the time of its passage, the WaPo even noted that the new law was passed “reluctantly.” Phil Mendelson (D) (who drafted the bill along with the mayor) gave some rather blatant indications that he was trying to find a way to undercut the decision while realizing he was going to have a fight on his hands.
  • Venezuela: Utopia Disarmed.. [People control - the common denominator for Socialism]

    10/03/2014 7:55:17 AM PDT · by HammerT · 8 replies
    Ushanka ^ | October 03, 2014 | Karl
    Via 90 Miles, Venezuela Launches Disarmament Program. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is launching a nationwide initiative to encourage civilians to surrender their weapons, in an urgent attempt to stem the tide of violence in his country, which has the second-highest murder rate in the world. What they really meant to say: Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is launching a nationwide initiative to encourage civilians to surrender their weapons because his communist policies have failed and the people are starting to notice. He must double-down with the tyranny and, to do so, must first disarm his victims. History is full of examples:...
  • Mark Kelly kinda blaming Sarah Palin for Gabby being shot…

    10/01/2014 11:44:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 10/1/2014 | Eric
    KELLY: Yeah, I think that some people are. But what we often see within families, and especially families that have folks that are mentally ill, when there are guns involved, that it’s a pretty common sense thing to do, to try to at least temporarily, before you can get a person adjudicated, as mentally ill to just try to get, you know to try to protect the family and others from gun violence. I know the bill was just signed into law today but it does seem like it was a pretty reasonable thing to do.
  • Dem Senators Join Moms Demand Action's Push for Gun Ban in Kroger

    10/01/2014 9:34:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 9/30/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) have added their voices to Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America's campaign for Kroger to ban the open carry of firearms in its stores. On August 18 Breitbart News reported that Moms Demand launched a campaign aimed at pressuring Kroger into changing its gun policy. Current Kroger policy abides by local and state regulations.
  • Senator Mary Landrieu Claims Pro-Gun Stance Despite Voting Record

    10/01/2014 9:28:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 10/1/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) voted for Senator Joe Manchin's (D-WV) failed gun control bill in April 2013 and is endorsed by gun control proponent Michael Bloomberg, but she is claiming pro-gun status in her bid for a fourth term in the Senate. According to the Shreveport Times, Landrieu's campaign is trying to put distance between the Senator and her gun control vote by pointing to other votes she "cast favoring gun ownership."
  • Second Amendment Vs. Islamic State In Oklahoma

    09/30/2014 8:30:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 9/29/2014 | Editorial
    The Islamic State has issued a global call to lone wolves. One could be standing behind you on the bus, walking next you at the mall or sitting in the next cubicle. In the age of the Islamic State and solo terrorism, gun-free zones are simply an invitation for a terrorist attack. In Moore, Okla., the life-saving value of the Second Amendment was proved once again. It may be our secret weapon in the ongoing war against terrorism.
  • How the Right Could Lose Its Way on Guns

    09/30/2014 7:45:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 75 replies ^ | 9/29/2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    In Oklahoma City last week, a business owner and reserve deputy sheriff named Mark Vaughan shot and injured a man who had beheaded one of his employees and, by all accounts, was in the process of attempting to decapitate another. In doing so, a spokesman for the police told reporters, Vaughan had likely saved the lives of “untold others” and he deserved to be treated as a “hero.” Almost universally, local law enforcement concurred. “The incident was not going to stop if he didn’t stop it,” Sergeant Jeremy Lewis explained to the Associated Press. “It could,” he suggested darkly, “have...
  • The Well Armed Woman to host National Shooting Chapter Leader Conference

    09/30/2014 7:16:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies ^ | 9/28/2014 | Women's Outdoor News
    The country’s largest women’s shooting organization will hold its National Chapter Leader Conference Oct. 3-5, 2014 in St. Louis MO. With the number of women who own firearms for personal protection skyrocketing, there are now over 200 of The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters in 44 states, all formed in less than two years. Chapter leaders from coast to coast will travel to St. Louis for three days of seminars, training and for the chance to meet and network with their sister chapter leaders.
  • Gabby Giffords: Being Victim of Gun Violence Means 'Opportunity'

    09/30/2014 6:28:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 9/29/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 23, Breitbart News reported that numerous red state Democrats running for reelection this fall have asked Giffords and Kelly to stay away from their races. Among those making that request are Senators Mark Udall (D-CO), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), and Kay Hagan (D-NC), all three of whom voted for the failed Senate gun control bill in April 2013.
  • The Journalists’ Guide to Guns (How Not to Look Like an Idiot When Writing About Firearms)

    09/29/2014 10:28:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies ^ | 9/29/2014 | Steve Johnson
    Journalists. Bless their hearts. As a rule of thumb, any time we read a news story about a subject or incident we already know a lot about, it turns out that about 25% of what’s reported is simply wrong. This is why knowledgeable gun owners distrust many news stories involving guns: because too many “journalists” display an ignorance of firearms that would be laughable if it weren’t so appalling. If they can’t get their facts straight about gun technology and shooting, then we don’t trust them on much else. For over 24 years as a patent attorney, I’ve taken pride...
  • Death By A Thousand Cuts: The Incremental Approach To Gun Control In France

    09/29/2014 9:31:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 9/28/2014 | Herschel Smith
    The Bang Switch has a must read on gun control in France, lengthy, but well worth reading. Some of it is highly detailed in the legalities of firearms ownership in France. There are many salient points for gun control in America, but this quote encapsulates the spirit of the article.
  • Louisiana restaurant offers heat-packing incentive: Way to weed out gun-grabbers!

    09/29/2014 9:08:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 9/28/2014 | Tom Tillison
    While a number of businesses are welcoming customers carrying firearms, a Louisiana restaurant has taken it a step further – offering an incentive to gun-toting diners. Bergeron’s Restaurant, located in Port Allen, is offering a 10 percent discount to any patron packing heat, according to local affiliate NBC33.
  • USA Today fluff piece: “Giffords is the heir to Jim Brady as the face of gun safety,”

    09/29/2014 8:54:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 9/29/2014 | Unknown
    USA Today fluff piece: “Giffords is the heir to Jim Brady as the face of gun safety,”
  • Fed. Court Ruling Opens Door To Gun Rights Restoration For Certain Misdemeanors

    09/28/2014 9:37:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 9/27/2014 | Second Amendment Foundation
    The Second Amendment Foundation has quietly won a significant federal court victory in a Pennsylvania case in which the judge has ruled that a man convicted of a serious misdemeanor crime several years ago, but who has demonstrated that he “would present no more threat to the community” than an average law-abiding citizen, may not lose his Second Amendment rights under a federal gun control statute known as 922(g)(1).
  • Alleged Pedophile’s Sister Says “It Was Awesome” That 11 Year-Old Shot Her Murderous Brother

    09/26/2014 11:13:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 9/25/2014 | Bob Owens
    An alleged pedophile’s sister says that “it was awesome” when an 11-year-old girl shot her brother. The criminal violated a protective order against him, and attacked the girl’s mother with a knife. Unfortunately for Moms Demand Action and other gun control cultists that like to have dead victims to exploit, the woman in this instance had a gun in her home, and a child that knew how to use it.
  • Should there be a limit to the amount of ammunition you can own?

    09/26/2014 10:34:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 118 replies ^ | 8/18/2014 | Jim Gearhart
    The 2nd Amendment gives us the right to bear arms, but it does not limit the amount of ammunition a person can own.
  • Bloomberg can’t find enough anti-gun candidates to support

    09/26/2014 8:01:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 9/25/2014 | David Sherfinski
    Former New York Mayor MichaelR. Bloomberg’s gun control group announced a round of candidate endorsements this week, but his plan to pour $50 million into gun control efforts appears to be struggling to find campaigns to back in nationally watched races.
  • [Video] 11 Year Old Girl Shoots Man Who Attacked and Stabbed Her Mother, Saves Her Life

    09/25/2014 8:59:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies ^ | 9/25/2014 | Dan Cannon
    Heroes come in all sizes and all ages, as illustrated by this story. An 11 year old girl in Oklahoma has certainly earned that title after her brave actions to defend her mother yesterday. After a violent ex-boyfriend came to Brandy Moreno’s home (who she had a protective order against), he attacked and stabbed her. Fortunately, her 11 year old daughter knew just what to do. According to The Oklahoman,
  • Gabby Giffords Gets Meaningless

    09/25/2014 8:16:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 9/25/2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Vitriolic attacks will degrade her appeal, not help her cause.
  • Bill Clinton: U.S. has bought NRA's theory

    09/25/2014 8:03:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies ^ | 9/25/2014 | Dan Merica
    "I think we have enhanced the risks by changing the environment, basically, because it seems we bought the NRA's theory that we would all be safer if everybody in this audience had a gun that was a concealed weapon," Clinton said. "Then if one of them felt threatened by another, they could stand up right here and stand their ground. And we could watch the whole saga unfold. That is what happens."
  • Trailer full of guns, ammo stolen from Indy business

    09/23/2014 12:05:05 PM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 9/23/2014 | Robert Farago
    By Rhonda Little. [Republished with permission from] 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....