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  • One year later, gun bill praised

    04/15/2014 11:01:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    yaledailynews.com ^ | 4/11/2014 | Marek Ramilo
    Connecticut lawmakers are touting comprehensive firearm restrictions passed one year ago as instrumental to a continuing decline in gun violence. In April 2013, a bill reached Gov. Dannel Malloy’s desk that required, among other provisions, universal background checks for all gun purchases and a thorough registration process for all existing firearms. Malloy quickly signed SB1160 into law. The bill’s final leg — widening the sweep of restrictions to shotguns and rifles — was phased in this month, marking a 12-month push to fight crime by ensuring weapons do not fall into the wrong hands. The Dec. 2012 shootings at Sandy...
  • Gabby Giffords: Hold Hearings on 'Preventing Gun Violence Against Women'

    04/15/2014 9:15:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 4/14/2014 | Susan Jones
    Former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) wants members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing on "preventing gun violence against women," the first step to passing (gun control) legislation, she says. "[M]any of those who perpetrate violence against women are still allowed easy access to firearms," Giffords wrote this month in an open letter to the Judiciary Committee. Giffords writes that women are more likely than men to be killed or stalked by an intimate partner; and she says having a gun in a household with a history of domestic violence makes it much more likely that a women...
  • Cliven Bundy's Cattle Battle: Harry Reid, China and Agenda 21

    04/15/2014 6:44:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    investors.com ^ | 4/14/2014 | IBD Editorial
    Land Management: A Chinese solar farm that fries birds is OK, as is redrawing tortoise habitat boundaries to benefit political donors. But an American rancher grazing his cattle brings feds with sniper rifles. It appears Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has, at least temporarily, wonhis "range war" with the paramilitary wing of the Bureau of Land Management. Fearing another Waco, BLM has announced it will no longer enforce a court order and stop stealing Bundy's cows, called "trespass cattle" by the feds, accused of grazing free on part of the 84% of Nevada that is federal property.
  • Stephen Halbrook’s Masterful History of Nazi Gun Control Measures

    04/11/2014 6:04:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    PJMedia.com ^ | 4/11/2014 | Clayton E. Cramer
    Over the last twenty years, Stephen P. Halbrook’s scholarly work on gun control has become more polished, nuanced, and methodical. His latest book, Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and “Enemies of the State,” is an astonishing piece of scholarship: complete, careful, and thoughtful. For a very long time, Americans opposed to gun control have used the example of Nazi Germany’s gun control laws as a warning of what might happen here. Regrettably, not everyone has been careful enough. There is a quote purportedly from Hitler about gun control that starts out “1935 will go down in...
  • Suit Against SAFE Act Claims it Allows ‘Warrantless’ Police Searches

    04/10/2014 4:50:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Washington Business Journal ^ | 4/9/2014 | Mary Lou Byrd
    The registry process of New York’s SAFE Act allows for warrantless police searches into gun owners’ homes, a violation of the Fourth Amendment, according to plaintiffs of a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court Eastern District.The law firm representing plaintiff Gabriel Razzano argues the registry process is “essentially secret and results in a mandatory, warrantless Penal Law 400 gun removal visit from police.”“The entire purpose of the registry is a sham to permit intrusions into a person’s home on consent without a warrant for a ‘gun removal,’” La Reddola, Lester and Associates said in a release. “The entire registry and...
  • Gottlieb: Giffords off target, forgiving gunman while scapegoating gun rights

    04/08/2014 7:21:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/7/2014 | Uknown
    When former Congresswoman Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords told an Oakland, Calif., audience Wednesday that she forgives a mass murderer whose name we won’t glorify, she was “way off target” because her recent efforts have tried to punish law-abiding citizens with new gun laws, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today. “We don’t forgive the Tucson shooter,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “We’re glad he will spend the rest of his life in prison for what he did to Congresswoman Giffords, and for killing six other people in the process.
  • Insight Into the Mind of an Anti-gunner

    04/08/2014 7:13:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    bangswitch.com ^ | 4/7/2014 | Matt
    A little anecdotal anti-gun hysteria I found quite funny, and very telling at the same time. My wife, who is a nurse, was at work the other day and was showing one of her coworkers (a gun guy) pictures of our new safe. One of the photos is with the door open and many of our guns are visible in that photo. Another coworker leaned over her shoulder and gasped when she saw the photo. She followed the gasp with this statement to my wife: “I’ve met your husband before. I didn’t know he was so violent!” To which my...
  • Why Can’t I Find .22 LR Ammunition?!?!?

    04/08/2014 7:05:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 91 replies
    sierrabullets.wordpress.com ^ | 4/7/2014 | Matt Reams
    Even though Sierra BulletQuestionMarks does not make .22 LR ammo or projectiles, we are constantly asked “Why can’t I find any .22 LR ammo anywhere?” Even the conspiracy theorists are at a loss on this one as they can’t even blame it on the government. They toss around thoughts of warehouses full of .22 LR rotting away just to keep it out of their hands, but that does not seem very realistic – even to them. So what is going on here? Why is it that 1.5 years later, the shelves are still empty and bricks of .22 LR can...
  • Study: Gun-Related Murder Rates Higher Under 'Assault Weapons' Ban

    04/08/2014 6:37:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/7/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    A study in the November 2013 issue of Applied Economic Letters shows that gun-related "murder rates were 19.3 percent higher when the Federal ['assault weapons'] ban (AWB) was in effect." The Federal AWB went into effect in 1994 and expired in 2004. The study was conducted by Quinnipiac University's Mark Gius, who noted that the Federal AWB included a "[prohibition against] large capacity magazines that held more than 10 rounds of ammunition."
  • DOJ Requests $2 Million for Safe Gun Technology Development

    04/08/2014 6:33:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/7/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    The Department of Justice requested $2 million for "gun safety technology" in its 2014 fiscal year budget. Attorney General Eric Holder explained this request to a House appropriations subcommittee on April 4th. According to The Washington Free Beacon: "I think that one of the things that we learned when we were trying to get passed those common sense reforms last year, Vice President Biden and I had a meeting with a group of technology people and we talked about how guns can be made more safe," [Holder] said. By making them either through finger print identification, the gun talks to...
  • Georgia Mayor’s Response to Mayors Against Illegal Guns is PRICELESS

    04/07/2014 6:13:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    gunssaveslives.net ^ | 4/7/2014 | Dan Cannon
    According to a local report, the mayor of Forest Park, GA, David Lockhart, received a communication from Mayors Against Illegal Guns asking him to join their organization.
  • Shep Smith: ‘Nauseating’ How Both Sides of Gun Issue Come Out After Shooting

    04/06/2014 6:43:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 4/4/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Fox News Channel anchor Shepard Smith spoke with Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace on Friday about the ongoing investigation into the shooting at Ft. Hood when he expressed his revulsion over the debate over access to guns that follows a mass shooting. He said it was “nauseating” how both sides of the gun issue come out “screaming” largely before the victims have even been buried. “If somebody wanted to bring a gun up here, you could bring a gun up here,” Smith observed. “You can’t stop every criminal in advance.”
  • Moms Demand Action Leader Smears Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Injuries

    04/06/2014 6:36:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 4/5/2014 | Bob Owens
    Shannon Watts, the public relations executive that founded and runs Moms Demand Action as a campaign of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), has long been known as a fact-deprived gun prohibitionist. Sadly, the tragic shootings at Fort Hood this week, committed by a soldier angry that he was told to come back the next day for paperwork to go on leave, shows that she is viciously deceptive hater of military veterans as well.
  • Incendiary Image of the Day: Equating Guns with Cigarettes. Again. Still.

    04/05/2014 9:45:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 4/4/2014 | Nick Leghorn
    Folks like Moms Demand Action, a campaign run and funded by Michael Bloomberg, keep trying to make the association between cigarettes and guns. It’s a smart move, since the “progressive” movement was very successful in branding those who argued in favor of cigarettes as being in the pocket of “big tobacco” and kept ramming through more restrictions on when and where people can enjoy their favorite tobacco products. In their minds, guns are no different — a scourge on the country with no benefit whatsoever. They even say as much in the copy accompanying this Facebook post . . .
  • Michael Bloomberg, Gun Control And Fabricated Numbers

    04/04/2014 8:03:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    investors.com ^ | 4/3/2014 | JOHN R. LOTT JR.
    No doubt, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg passionately believes in gun control. To his credit, he puts his own money — tens of millions of dollars, and possibly much more — into pushing the issue politically. But Bloomberg's push hasn't been just political advertising, lobbying and media appearances. He also funds studies that have gone overboard in backing up his anti-gun beliefs. To put it plainly, they have not only exaggerated their conclusions but have fabricated numbers. And these incorrect numbers have then been used to push for more regulations.
  • Gutsy Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Delivers Unforgettable Speech at USCCA Event

    04/03/2014 11:08:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    usconcealedcarry.com ^ | 4/2/2014 | Tim Schmidt
    In this week’s Tactical Tim video, Tim shares never-before-seen footage from the USCCA Open House Event held in West Bend, Wisconsin in February, including a speech from Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke. Sheriff Clarke is often referred to as “The People’s Sheriff” and is most known for his series of Public Service Announcements encouraging law-abiding citizens to protect themselves with firearms. Watch the video below to hear his inspiring take on personal responsibility.
  • Guam Introduces Shall Issue Concealed Carry

    04/03/2014 10:58:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 4/3/2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A public hearing in committee on the proposed shall issue concealed carry bill will be held in Guam on 3 April at 9 am, Senator Tony Ada said in a Radio Interview on 27 March. Information about the public hearing should be available on K57 radio with Ray Gibson. Bill 296 was introduced by Senator Ada to reform Guam's "may issue" concealed carry law into a "shall issue" law consistent with the law of 41 of the 50 States. From kuam.com: The bill's author Senator Tony Ada says the measure will ensure residents feel safe. "We wanted to put the...
  • Ft. Hood Shooter Ran Free for 15 to 20 Minutes — Before Being Stopped by Military Policewoman

    04/03/2014 10:04:37 AM PDT · by montag813 · 73 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-03-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right News Outrageous. Reckless. Senseless. That is what many military families are calling the continuing ban on concealed carry for servicemembers on U.S. military bases. Bases like Ft. Hood, where 3 brave members of our military were gunned down by an apparently mentally-compromised Spc. Ivan Lopez. And the outrage will only grow in light of a new shocking report that Lopez was able to remain free for 15 to 20 minutes -- more than enough time for him to kill 3 and wound 16 -- before finally being confronted by a military policewoman, whereupon he took...
  • Sixth Graders' Common Core Homework: Remove Two Rights from Bill of Rights

    04/01/2014 8:18:32 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 38 replies
    An Arkansas mom was disturbed to learn her sixth grade daughter's homework was to "prioritize, revise, prune two and add two" amendments in the Bill of Rights. The homework, part of the controversial Common Core curriculum, said that the Bill of Rights is "outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer."
  • The Media Won’t Cover Leland Yee’s Alleged Gun-Running Because They’re Democrat Operatives

    04/01/2014 8:36:00 PM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    PJMedia.com ^ | 4/1/2014 | Bryan Preston
    The only thing I can do with this Glenn Reynolds column is endorse every single word of it. It is absolutely right.....If he hadn’t been forced out of the race by being arrested, what would Leland Yee have done with the California secretary of state post? There’s a question that no one in the media will even think of pursuing.
  • In Venezuela, Press Ignores Why Maduro's 'Colectivos' Death Squads Operate With Impunity

    03/31/2014 4:21:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/30/2014 | Tom Blumer
    Pushed back from the headlines, massive protests against the repressive Nicolas Maduro regime in Venezuela continue. So do the killings by the "colectivos." If this group of thugs enforcing Maduoro's Chavista socialist nightmare were instead right-wing paramilitary types, they would long since have been christened "death squads" and garnered international attention. A story about the colectivos finally appeared in the Associated Press today. While the coverage by Fabiola Sanchez and Frank Bajak was mostly measured, it completely ignored the fact the colectivos can operate without fear of armed resistance because of government curbs on purchases, transfers, and public carrying of...
  • United Nations Panel Demands ObamaCare Coverage for Illegal Aliens, Denounces ‘Racist’ Voter ID Laws

    03/30/2014 2:48:30 PM PDT · by montag813 · 40 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 03-30-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right News Once again the United Nations is sticking its nose where it doesn't belong -- in the affairs of American citizens.The UN Human Rights Committee at its March 2014 session in Geneva issued its fourth report on human rights in the United States, blasting the "denial of coverage" through the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, to illegal aliens as a" human rights concern". Under the heading “Immigrants,” in the “concluding observations” portion of the report, the committee questions the “mandatory nature of the deportation of foreigners” and then addresses health care for those in...
  • Knife Control Based on Same 'Irrational Premise' as Gun Control

    03/30/2014 6:20:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/30/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 29th Breitbart News sat down with KnifeRights.org founder Doug Ritter. We discussed the growing efforts to stop and/or repeal knife control and ways in which knife control and gun control intersect. We asked Ritter, "So how do laws banning or controlling certain types of knives about?"
  • Catherine Stefani, head of Cali Moms Demand Action, is just another professional gun grabber…

    03/29/2014 10:37:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    gunmartblog.com ^ | 3/28/2014 | Eric
    Catherine Stefani has an article up over at the SacBee talking about how she became the head of the Kaliforniastan chapter of Moms Demand Action… Its not much more than a shameless plug and link bait for the civilian disarmament cult, but I thought it was pretty interesting for a couple of reasons… one, I had never heard of Catherine Stefani before this and two, I thought it was incredibly interesting how she talks about how she became involved in MDA:
  • Moms Demand Action Issues Death Threat to Pro-Gun Pols

    03/25/2014 10:11:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 3/24/2014 | Robert Farago
    Click bait? In my defense, the Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America sticker (also available from cafepress.com as a T-shirt, tote bag, etc.) clearly indicates a double meaning. We can take you out.
  • Church Responds to Anti-Gun Critics … By Giving Away Another Modified AR-15

    03/25/2014 10:06:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    menrec.com ^ | 3/24/2014 | Rusty
    A small church in upstate New York has responded to anti-Second Amendment critics by deciding to give away a second modified AR-15. Grace Baptist Church in Lansingburgh created quite a firestorm of controversy last month, announcing that at a pro-Second Amendment rally they would raffle off a modified AR-15.
  • Amid Wave of Pro-Gun Legislation, Georgia Proposes Sweeping Law

    03/25/2014 9:58:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    nytimes ^ | 3/25/2014 | HERBERT BUCHSBAUM
    Americans for Responsible Solutions, founded by Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who was critically wounded in a mass shooting in 2011, calls it “the most extreme gun bill in America” and the “guns everywhere” legislation. The National Rifle Association, which lobbied for the bill, calls it “the most comprehensive pro-gun” bill in recent state history, and described the vote at the Capitol on Thursday as “a historic victory for the Second Amendment.”
  • Rep Ellison: 'Get Rid of Them Crazy Military-Style Assault Weapons'

    03/25/2014 8:08:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 86 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3/25/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    During an March 23rd appearance on Real Time With Bill Maher Representative Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said it's okay to have shotguns "but get rid of them crazy military-style assault weapons."
  • Michael Bloomberg Demands Action

    03/24/2014 8:20:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    ncgunblog.com ^ | 3/22/2014 | Sean D. Sorrentino
    Take one billionaire former New York City mayor with a Napoleon complex, dress him in drag, and what do you get? “Moms” Demand Action for Gunsense in America. We’ve already been told that Moms Demand has “merged” with MAIG. But did you know that they’ve finally announced that they are just a “campaign” of MAIG? Here’s their “donate” page. Look closely at how they describe themselves and where they ask you to send the checks.
  • Workbook teaches kids that Second Amendment includes gun control

    03/23/2014 6:03:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/22/2014 | Robby Soave
    A social studies workbook, used in an Illinois public middle school, is generating controversy among gun rights supporters because it claims that the Second Amendment permits only strictly regulated, registered gun ownership. A screenshot of the workbook was first posted to the Facebook page for Illinois Gun Owners Rights. It provides the following description of the Second Amendment:
  • Tony Norman: Why can't gun lovers handle rational limits?

    03/22/2014 10:47:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    post-gazette.com ^ | 3/17/2014 | tony norman
    An action alert was sent to tens of thousands of gun control supporters across the commonwealth over the weekend: Five firearms-related bills designed to weaken the state's already porous gun laws will come before the state House Judiciary Committee today. Because this is Pennsylvania -- a state where the gun lobby can pretty much dictate to our do-nothing lawmakers when they can and can't go to the bathroom -- groups like CeaseFirePA don't have the luxury of mincing words when it comes to motivating supporters to pressure their representatives in the Legislature to do the right thing.
  • Community Suggests Gun Possession Is Illegal For Residents

    03/22/2014 10:06:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 94 replies
    newschannel5.com ^ | 3/21/2014 | Unknown
    Some people in a Nashville neighborhood are furious over a new rule that makes it illegal to own a gun. Residents in Nashboro Village said it's unconstitutional and leaves them defenseless. Two weeks ago, residents received a letter from their homeowners' association indicating that guns are not allowed on the property.
  • Dianne Feinstein pushes for semi-automatic rifle import ban based on 45-year-old law

    03/21/2014 7:07:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    daily caller ^ | 3/20/2014 | Mike Piccione
    California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein is circulating a letter on Capitol Hill calling once again for a ban on semi-automatic rifles and asking for President Barack Obama to keep his State of the Union promise to make 2014 a “year of action.” Citing the Gun Control Act of 1968, Feinstein states, “In recent years… importers of firearms have taken advantage of ATF’s interpretation of the ‘sporting purposes’ test to evade the import ban.”
  • Moms want a Doctor trained in Cartoonland to be Surgeon General

    03/20/2014 8:36:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    gunfreezone.net ^ | 3/19/2014 | Miguel G
    I had already covered the idiocy of nominating Dr. Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General, but since today appears to be the day the Senate gets on the nomination thing, Shannon and Assorted wives of MAIG are raising hell.
  • Bill Allowing Guns in Churches, Use of Silencer During Hunting Passes Georgia Senate

    03/20/2014 7:38:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/19/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    A bill allowing concealed carry permit holders to carry guns in churches passed the Georgia senate late March 18th.
  • The Hunger Games and the Second Amendment

    03/19/2014 10:32:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    armedlutheran.us ^ | 3/17/2014 | The Armed Lutheran
    ....The movies paint a vision of what a country looks like when the population is disarmed and at the mercy of a capricious government that manipulates entertainment and the media to control information and keep the public compliant. The President makes laws by decree. The government spies on the private lives of common citizens, and enemies of the state are intimidated and brutalized to keep them quiet and to instill fear in those who might consider rebellion. You couldn’t create a more obvious metaphor for the America our statist elites envision if you cast a skinny black guy in the...
  • Democrats Lining Up to Oppose Obama's Anti-Gun Nominee For Surgeon General

    03/18/2014 6:15:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/18/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    President Obama's anti-gun nominee for Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy, could go down in flames on the Senate floor. Murthy, who has a history of calling guns a "healthcare issue," classifying guns as a "public health threat" and of slamming the National Rifle Association, is being opposed not by just Republicans, but numerous Democrats in an election year. ....render Majority Leader Harry Reid's elimination of the filibuster worthless.
  • High School Student Suspended for Shirt Quoting the 2nd Amendment

    03/17/2014 8:27:20 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 34 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 03-17-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsNew York's extreme, unconstitutional actions against gun owners have emboldened gun-grabbers across the state -- even in the classroom. A high school student in upstate New York was suspended for wearing an NRA T-shirt that touted the 2nd Amendment after he refused to turn it inside out or cover the words with duct tape.Shane Kinney, a 16-year-old sophomore from Grand Island, located between Niagara Falls and Buffalo, said he served a one-day, in-school suspension Monday after he refused last Friday to turn his T-shirt inside out at the request of the vice principal at Grand...
  • Sad Shannon is Sad. Bad Bullies were Mean.

    03/17/2014 7:30:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    gunfreezone.net ^ | 3/12/2014 | Miguel G
    “I think the behavior of some of the committee members was a little over the top,” said Rep. Terri Austin, D-Anderson. “They were disrespectful to those expressing concerns. Bullying doesn’t just occur in schools.”
  • So Much for Rule of Law

    03/17/2014 7:19:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    predatorbdu.com ^ | 3/15/2014 | unknown
    I was out having a succulent Chinese meal when I got the news that Ares Armor was raided. Monderno broke the story earlier today pointing out an instagram released by our friend Jeremy Tuma, the COO of Ares Armor. After finishing up my crab wonton, I figured I would see what was the latest. Here is some video footage from the raid at their new National City store.
  • White House backing off surgeon general, for now

    03/17/2014 6:42:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 3/14/2014 | NEDRA PICKLER
    The White House is backing off its push for quick confirmation of President Barack Obama's pick to be surgeon general in the face of opposition from the National Rifle Association and concerns among Democrats up for re-election who don't want to take another tough vote on a controversial nominee.
  • NJ Officials Couldn’t Have Been Prepared for What 9-Year-Old Competition Shooter Had to say

    03/15/2014 4:16:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/14/2014 | Jason Howerton
    Speaking before the New Jersey Law and Public Safety Committee in Trenton, N.J., on Thursday, 9-year-old competition shooter Shyanne Roberts spoke in opposition to a proposed bill that would further limit magazine capacity to 10 rounds. In her speech, which earned thunderous applause from the audience, she presented the simplicity and common sense nature of the pro-gun argument in a way only a kid can.
  • Obama's controversial pick for surgeon general adopted his anti-gun stance by watching violen

    03/12/2014 10:51:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    mailonline.com ^ | 3/11/2014 | David Martosko
    Vivek Murthy, 36, complained as a teen that violent Saturday morning cartoons were feeding 'society's preoccupation with firearms' Murthy is attracting criticism for using his status as a physician to promote strong anti-Second Amendment views He founded Doctors for Obama before the 2008 presidential election Senators complain that he's agenda-driven and too inexperienced to be 'America's Doctor'
  • A mental health professional responds to our “Loose lips can cost you your gun rights” story

    03/11/2014 9:39:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    gunssavelife.com ^ | 3/10/2014 | GardenSerf
    This was written by a friend of ours who has been in the mental health field for upwards of twenty years now. It’s in response to our article on “Loose lips can cost you your gun rights”.
  • Gun Girls of CPAC – Killing the Stereotype

    03/11/2014 9:32:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    bulletsfirst.net ^ | 3/10/2014 | Unknown
    Gun controllers and gun grabbers of the intolerant left have long tried to promote this idea that gun owners are a fraternal order of good ole boys. That ALL gun owners can be encapsulated in a caricature of being a bunch of old fat white guys. Nothing could be further from the truth. Personal protection, freedom from tyranny; these are sentiments that translate regardless of age, gender or color.
  • Conn. Cop: I Will Kick Down Doors To Confiscate Guns

    03/11/2014 8:08:23 AM PDT · by Sopater · 59 replies
    Story Leak ^ | 03/10/2014 | Mikael Thalen
    A Connecticut man revealed shocking comments made by a Branford police officer this week who has openly defended door-to-door gun confiscation. After the tragic Sandy Hook shooting in 2012, Conn. lawmakers mandated that all “assault rifles” and “high capacity” magazines be banned, requiring all in circulation to be registered with the state. Fearing the obvious move towards confiscation, the vast majority of gun owners have refused to submit, with estimates finding less than 13 percent of rifles being registered. Navy veteran and firefighter John Cinque, who made national news after telling state lawmakers he would not comply with gun registration,...
  • Meet the Gay Black Republican Selling Guns Online for Bitcoin

    03/11/2014 6:16:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/10/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Michael Cargill is a gay, black Republican who owns Central Texas Gun Works and sells guns online for Bitcoin.
  • Pew Study: Majority of Millennials Oppose Gun Control

    03/11/2014 6:06:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3/10/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    A recently released Pew Study shows the majority of Millennials (born 1981-1996) oppose gun control. The study was conducted January 23 to February 9. In the study, Millennials opposed gun control by a margin of 50-48 percent. Although it's a small margin, WAMC Northeast Public Radio points out it is "roughly at par with the attitudes of older generations."
  • Smart Guns: A Dumb Choice

    03/10/2014 6:24:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/10/2014 | William A. Levinson
    Arthur C. Clarke's short story "Superiority" made it clear decades ago that overreliance on technology can kill people. "We were defeated by one thing only – by the inferior science of our enemies. I repeat – by the inferior science of our enemies." The story's lesson is that, when national security or human safety depends on a product, that product has to work 100 percent of the time. This applies particularly to defensive firearms, cell phones, gun safes, and automobiles. Dr. Ignatius Piazza of Front Sight reports that Armatix GmbH, a German gun manufacturer, is offering a "smart gun" that...
  • Idaho House Passes Campus Carry 50-19

    03/08/2014 7:51:39 AM PST · by rktman · 3 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3/8/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 6th, the Idaho Legislature passed legislation allowing campus carry by a 50-19 vote. In February the state Senate "overwhelmingly" passed the measure, which "now heads to Governor C.L. 'Butch' Otter (R) for his signature."