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  • Guns Are Virulent Viruses: Wipe Them Out!

    02/08/2016 6:27:23 AM PST · by rktman · 42 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 2/8/2016 | Roger J. Katz
    Clinical psychologists and political propagandists know very well that, how a person perceives reality - how a person perceives the world around him - becomes the world a person lives in. No one knows this better than members of the antigun movement and those that support its efforts, including antigun legislators and billionaire globalists, all of whom see, in America's Second Amendment, something incompatible with the new pan-Western ethos. They unabashedly seek not only to repeal the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but to debase it, to demolish it, to obliterate it.
  • Reagan Packed Heat. Now Everyone’s In on The Gun-Toting Fantasy(Eleanor Roosevelt?)

    02/08/2016 6:14:23 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | 2/6/2016 | Rick Perlstein
    This past June, pulp novelist Brad Meltzer revealed that while he was touring Secret Service headquarters for research on a White House thriller, agents shared with him what Meltzer called a "secret." President Ronald Reagan packed heat. "It's true," they said. "A .38. Reagan used to hide it in his briefcase and take it on Air Force One." Not a secret, actually. Edmund Morris said the same thing in Dutch. And Ronald Kessler's In the President's Secret Service reported that "Reagan confided to one agent that on his first presidential trip to the Soviet Union in May 1988, he had...
  • Washington University and United Way join forces on gun violence prevention

    02/07/2016 7:45:41 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    source.wustl.edu ^ | 2/5/2016 | Julie Hail Flory
    Washington University in St. Louis and the United Way of Greater St. Louis have formed a joint partnership that aims to provide support and resources to local initiatives that are uniting in their efforts to combat gun violence in the region.
  • Active Shootings Are Just This Fast

    02/07/2016 7:54:30 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    bearingarms.com/ ^ | Bob Owens
    How do you think you'd respond in the event of a so-called "active shooter" situation? Most of us like to think that we'd be able to respond quickly, decisively, and dare I say, it, heroically. The reality of the matter, however, is that the vast majority of people who haven't been properly trained to react would be standing there when the bullets start flying, thinking "this can't be happening to me," as they start taking rounds.
  • Hillary Clinton Will End Private Gun Ownership(Rigghhtt!)

    02/06/2016 8:20:11 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | Don McDougall
    For the 1st time in American history, the leading candidate for the Democrat party is running on a platform that would prohibit the private ownership of firearms. How can this be? It was Kennedy and McGovern who blunted Nixon's desire to ban handguns. Bush 41 banned more guns that Bill Clinton. Where before the 2nd Amendment was a bi-partisan issue with nuanced degrees of interpretation now one of the political party's wants it destroyed!
  • Supreme Court likely to hear new “assault weapons” ban case(4th district ruling)

    02/06/2016 7:32:01 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 2/6/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    While it's not a done deal yet, there's a good chance that we may finally be receiving a final decision from the Supreme Court on the question of so called "assault weapons" bans. Back in December, gun rights activists were largely disappointed when SCOTUS decided they would not hear an appeal to Illinois' assault weapons ban, allowing a lower court ruling in favor of the law to stand. At the time, I speculated that they were waiting for more lower courts to weigh in on similar challenges around the country to see if there was some sort of consensus or...
  • People Have A 'Fundamental Right' To Own Assault Weapons, Court Rules(WHAT!)

    02/05/2016 5:57:16 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    thebaynet.com ^ | 2/4/2016 | Cristian Farias
    In a major victory for gun rights advocates, a federal appeals court on Thursday sided with a broad coalition of gun owners, businesses and organizations that challenged the constitutionality of a Maryland ban on assault weapons and other laws aimed at curbing gun violence. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit said the state's prohibition on what the court called "the vast majority of semi-automatic rifles commonly kept by several million American citizens" amounted to a violation of their rights under the Constitution.
  • New Orleans Legal Gun Carrier Stops Mass Shooting

    02/02/2016 8:04:44 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 2/2/2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Based on the initial investigation, detectives learned that a group of individuals were driving ATVs and had arrived at the location to get gas. At that time, a man driving a white Volvo, later identified as Macklin, pulled up to the gas station where he and the group began to argue. Macklin then pulled out a weapon and fired several shots at the group, striking three males ages 30, 31 and 32. One of the victims then pulled out a weapon and returned fire, striking Macklin in the head.
  • Is American gun culture racist and paranoid?

    02/02/2016 7:25:28 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 2/1/2016 | Gary Mauser
    "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes."-Mark Twain Canada's leading newspapers, including The Globe and Mail and The National Post, recently gave sympathetic reviews to a book by A.J. Somerset that portrayed American gun culture as racist and paranoid. In his book, Arms: The Culture and Credo of the Gun, Somerset's approach to American gun culture is to search for what he calls "the Wellspring of Crazy." As he says, "This is the gun culture I am after in this book: the weird stuff." Somerset dissects movie dialogues and relates...
  • CMP gets M1 Carbines (that you can order, right now)

    02/01/2016 9:27:58 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    thefirearmblog.com ^ | 2/1/2016 | unknown
    Unlike the previous hysteria and excitement about the 1911s from the CMP earlier, this news is actually quite concrete. I asked the CMP booth about the 1911s while at SHOT, and the answer was that even though the President signed that act into place that allows the CMP to accept 1911s from the Army, it still doesn’t mean that the Army has to give them up at all. So real bummer until future notice. Anyways, CMP has a number of full stock M1 Carbines up for sale, all from a number of original World War Two era manufacturers. I assume...
  • The Ultimate Goal of the Antigun Movement

    The ultimate goal of the antigun movement is this: the universal elimination of civilian firearms’ ownership and possession. This is true and incontrovertible. Everything the antigun movement does is directed to the attainment of that goal. Nothing the antigun movement does diverges from the path to that goal. When asked to admit the truth of the assertion, the antigun movement, and its sounding board, the mainstream corporate media, will deny it, curtly and vehemently. But, the antigun movement’s actions belie its blunt denial. Realization of the movement’s goal amounts to de facto repeal of the fundamental right of the people...
  • Cash flowing into Nevada's battle over gun background check measure

    01/31/2016 8:04:26 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    reviewjournal.com ^ | 1/31/2016 | Wesley Juhl
    The gun lobby is often portrayed as a goliath, but in the fight in Nevada over the Background Check Initiative, it might be the underdog. That is, if the campaign to extend background check requirements to private-party gun sales and transfers unfolds like it did in 2014 for a similar measure in Washington state, where the gun lobby was outspent several times over. The gun control movement has had a renaissance since the 2012 mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., where 20 first-graders and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School were killed by a gunman who then took his own...
  • Clinton campaigns with Giffords, focuses on gun control(dumb and dumber)

    01/31/2016 7:13:59 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 1/30/2016 | unkinown
    Hillary Clinton campaigned Saturday with gun-control advocates Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly, trying to draw a contrast between her push for stricter laws with rival Bernie Sanders' record.
  • Rules for Older Shooters: Understand That Things Change During Your Golden Years

    01/30/2016 7:44:05 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies
    usconcealedcarry.com ^ | 1/29/2016 | Kevin Michalowski
    One of the recurring themes of questions we receive here at the USCCA has to do with older shooters and some of our training tips. Basically, readers and viewers continue to ask questions like the following: "Can you provide any training tips for those of us who can't move the way you do? Some of us are no longer so limber." The short answer is "No." But the longer answer is far more important from a personal safety and legal standpoint. So let’s get to the short answer first.
  • McAuliffe Capitulates, Reverses Virginia Gun Action(reciprocity)

    01/29/2016 7:28:45 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/28/2016 | Kerry Picket
    Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe will announce Friday his administration will restore handgun reciprocity agreements with almost all 25 states his attorney general, Mark Herring, previously announced the state would stop recognizing, The Washington Post reported. The surprising reversal came after Virginia Republicans struck a deal with McAuliffe.
  • Coalition Against Gun Violence Launches ‘Guns in Our Society’ Television Program

    01/28/2016 9:39:50 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    noozhawk.com ^ | 1/27/2016 | Toni Wellen
    Guns in Our Society, a new program by the Coalition Against Gun Violence, will be inaugurated on SBTV, Channel 17, at the following times: 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31; and 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. Each month CAGV will discuss a different aspect of gun violence using an interview format with guests from the Santa Barbara community. The first program is about the safe storage of firearms in homes and safety in schools.
  • Gun control advocates come out blazing in bid to expand NV background checks

    01/28/2016 9:21:09 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    lasvegassun.com ^ | 1/27/2016 | Megan Messerly
    Advocates of gun control raked in $3.6 million over the last two years to place an initiative to tighten background checks for gun purchases and transfers in Nevada on the November ballot and ensure it passes. The initiative is part of a broader national push to establish universal background check laws state by state after an effort to do so on the federal level failed in 2013. Mostly recently, Washington passed an expanded background check law through the ballot initiative process in 2014, and Oregon’s legislature approved a similar law last year. In total, 18 states have enacted background check...
  • FBI Stops All Appeals Of Gun Owner Background Checks

    01/27/2016 11:24:15 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    Red State ^ | 26 Jan, 2016 | streiff
    Being flagged by a background check is not uncommon, it happened nearly 91,000 times in 2014. And it isn't even dispositive of the fact that you can't buy a firearm. The FBI's own documents say that being flagged "indicates the prospective firearms transferee or another individual with a similar name and/or similar descriptive features was matched with either federally prohibiting criteria or state-prohibiting criteria." Now imagine the chaos that would ensue if the the alleged "terror" watch list was fed, uncritically, into this system, adding another 700K or so names, many of which are identical to thousands of other people....
  • Paul Adinolfi: The gun industry has been getting away with murder

    01/27/2016 8:54:50 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies
    newstimes.com ^ | 1/26/2016 | Paul Adinolfi
    The Second Amendment is our only national gun law, and when it was written, they did not have a weapon of mass destruction - the AR-15, which can fire off hundreds of shots in the time a musket could only fire one. The Second Amendment only adds to our gun violence problems.
  • FBI Declares Arbitrary Halt to Background Check Appeals

    01/26/2016 8:44:20 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/26/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    The FBI "temporarily" halted efforts to process denial appeals on background checks, thereby leaving up to "7,100" Americans in limbo as to whether the federal government will allow them to buy a gun. According to USA Today, FBI Assistant Director Stephen Morris said the halt in processing appeals, which went into effect on January 20, became necessary because the number of Americans buying guns has overwhelmed FBI background check examiners.
  • Self-defense shootings spike in Albuquerque (BOOM)

    01/25/2016 10:22:34 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    abqjournal.com ^ | 1/24/2016 | Elise Kaplan
    Eleven months ago, police say a homeowner awoke to a strange noise, grabbed his gun and went to his kitchen, where he found a man crouching, clutching a knife. The homeowner opened fire, killing the suspected burglar. Detectives said the homeowner’s actions were justifiable and didn’t arrest him. Throughout 2015, similar scenarios played out over and over again across the city as civilians shot would-be burglars. Six of the eight justifiable homicides occurred during attempted burglaries or robberies - more than in the previous four years combined.
  • Fears ISIS terrorists could soon print 3D guns for just £100 thanks to anarchist weapons fanatic

    01/25/2016 10:17:08 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 1/24/2016 | Martin Bagot
    ISIS thugs could soon be using 3D-printed machine guns that cost £100. Ruthless Cody Wilson could put the lives of hundreds of innocent Brits at risk by handing terrorists the ability to build 3D weapons . And the firearms fanatic was tonight branded irresponsible for boasting his world-first printable plastic weapon may be available within weeks - as fears grew that IS thugs may launch a Paris-style massacre on UK soil with them.
  • Buy Ammo (DUH!)

    01/25/2016 8:32:46 AM PST · by rktman · 75 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/25/2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    I have never, ever had anyone tell me that he had too much ammunition. Not in a combat zone, not in a civil disaster, not even in peacetime. Never. Nor have I lived through a time where our governing class was so deeply corrupt, so utterly foolish, and so dangerously focused on the perpetuation of its own power that it risked bringing down everything we have built not merely in the United States but in the entire West. Right now, if you are watching the news, you have questions about the future. And the answer to all of them is...
  • Pro-life and pro-gun is not a contradiction

    01/24/2016 8:12:10 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com/ ^ | 1/22/2016 | Matt Bowman
    One might imagine that if you are pro-life you should also support gun control. Guns extinguish life, after all. That intuition leads many on the Left to criticize Republican pro-lifers who support Second Amendment rights. Both issues are volatile this election year. If an inconsistency exists, though, it exists no less for Democrats.
  • A Day at The Gun Range

    01/24/2016 5:50:04 AM PST · by rktman · 44 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/24/2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    With all the guns owned by Americans and the surge of purchases every time President Obama opens his mouth on the subject, there is still a huge population of adult Americans who have no knowledge of guns and how they work. I would fall into that category even though I once owned a rifle, but that was a lifetime ago; any knowledge I then had has totally dissipated. My son was interested in the experience so we engaged my brother who target shoots as a hobby and he willingly provided us a primer on the gun range experience. We met...
  • Aquila Increasing .22 Production by 30% per Year (.22 drought relief?)

    01/23/2016 8:22:56 AM PST · by rktman · 84 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 1/23/2016 | Dean Weingarten
    I talked to Rodney S. Taylor, Chief Engineer, at the Shot Show in Las Vegas. He said that the .22 ammunition is the Company's mainstay, by far the majority of the ammunition that they produce. Much of the Ammunition goes to the Central and South America markets. Aquila made the decision to significantly increase production a couple of years ago. Their machinery is state of the art, an almost completely automated, top of the line, process. Last year, in 2015, they increased their production by close to 30%, producing somewhat less than a billion rounds of ammunition. I recall a...
  • Chairman: Lynch 'Weak' on Defense of Obama's Gun Executive Actions

    01/23/2016 7:49:00 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 1/22/2016 | Bridget Johnson
    The chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science said Attorney General Loretta Lynch did nothing at a hearing this week to convince him of the legality of President Obama's gun executive orders. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) grilled Lynch during that hearing about the executive actions as well as her beliefs in the Second Amendment. Lynch said she has "complete confidence that the common-sense steps announced by the president are lawful" as "they clarify laws that are already on the books."
  • Washington State Lawmakers Push Gun Storage Law, ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban

    01/23/2016 7:17:00 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/22/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On January 22 Washington state lawmakers held a hearing on a proposal to requirement gun owners in the state to lock up their guns in the home. This comes just under two weeks after state representative Jim Moeller (D-49th) introduced legislation to ban the possession of the "assault weapons" in the state. According to The News Tribune, Rep. Ruth Kagi (D-Lake Forest Park) spoke for requiring law-abiding citizens to lock up their guns in their homes. Kagi said, "Requiring gun owners to safely store firearms is common sense." She added, "About 1 million households in Washington state contain unsafe firearms,...
  • Bloomberg group delivers signatures for Maine background check referendum

    01/22/2016 8:15:40 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    guns.com ^ | 1/21/2016 | Chris Eger
    The language is very similar to the proposed ballot measure in Nevada backed by the group and follows in the wake of a successful push in Washington in which the Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, allied to MDA, chipped in $4 million to help win voters in that state in 2014. Fieldworks lists the Washington Ballot Initiative Network as a past client.
  • Flawed poll claims most Americans would be willing to buy a “smart gun”

    01/22/2016 6:22:25 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 1/22/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health conducted a survey of potential weapon purchasers recently and it seems to have been clearly designed to produce an intended result rather than some clear eyed exploration of the subject matter. The topic under study was the new generation of so called "smart guns" and how willing people would be to purchase one if they were made available. According to this survey at least, plenty of folks were "willing" to give it a whirl. (NBC News)
  • Secret Service Asks Uniformed Oklahoma Police Chief To Leave Trump Rally

    01/22/2016 6:17:39 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 63 replies
    News 9 ^ | Jan 20, 2016 | NewsOn6.com
    The U.S. Secret Service escorted the Mounds police chief out of Tulsa's Mabee Center on Wednesday because he was carrying his gun, he says.Chief Tim McDaniel was there with his family to see Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speak. He was in uniform when he was told he either needed to check his gun or leave."I think it's interesting, because in Mr. Trump's debate the other night, he actually said that officers are some of the most mistreated people in the country, and I come up to see the man and I'm mistreated,” McDaniel said.McDaniel said he didn't want to...
  • GAO: 70% of Firearms Seized in Mexico Came From USA(right)

    01/22/2016 6:09:56 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/21/2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    A new federal report reveals that 70% of the firearms seized by Mexican authorities between 2009 and 2014 originated in the United States. In addition, the report shows that the majority of those U.S.-originated guns were bought in California, Arizona, and Texas, southwest states that border Mexico.
  • Surge In New Gun Sales Has FBI Background Check System Overwhelmed(WHAT?)

    01/22/2016 4:58:37 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/22/2016 | Mike Vespa
    With record background checks being conducted on gun sales, the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is becoming overwhelmed. It's got to the point where people filing petitions from would-be buyers who were denied transfers have been put on the backburner, possibly denying many citizens of their Second Amendment rights. There aren't enough NICS analysts, of which there are less than 100, and employees for the database have been denied annual leave since before Thanksgiving (via USA Today):
  • Virginia Lawmakers Defy Gov. Terry McAuliffe with Concealed Carry Bill

    01/21/2016 9:38:46 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/21/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Republican lawmakers on Virginia's Senate Courts of Justice Committee defied Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) by passing a bill on January 20 to allow concealed carry in the state without a permit. Currently, Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Vermont, and Wyoming allow concealed carry without a permit. According to Fredericksburg.com, Republican lawmakers also struck down a bill supported by McAuliffe intended to "require background checks on all gun buyers at gun shows." McAuliffe has been pushing for such an expansion from the time he assumed the governor’s office.
  • How many journos actually fell into the reporter-registration trap?

    01/20/2016 2:32:36 PM PST · by Torcert · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 20, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, a proposal by South Carolina state representative Mike Pitts floated the idea of requiring journalists to register with the state to ensure a responsible approach to the First Amendment. As someone who has more than a passing familiarity with Second Amendment activism, the "South Carolina Responsible Journalism Registry Law" was immediately recognizable as a provocation to the media over its reporting on gun control demands. Unfortunately, a number of journalists showed themselves to be woefully unfamiliar with the gun-rights argument about regulating the First Amendment to match the way gun-control advocates want to regulate the Second Amendment, as could...
  • OPD: Man killed by officers had airsoft gun that looked real (Orlando)

    01/20/2016 10:18:56 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies
    orlandosentinel.com ^ | 1/20/2016 | David Harris
    Eric Provost's father called Orlando police on Monday night, concerned for his son's well-being. But when officers responded to the Courtney Landing condo complex to check on the 28-year-old man, it was Provost who was the perceived threat, Orlando police Chief John Mina said. Provost walked out of one of the units armed with an airsoft gun that appeared to be a real firearm, Mina said. Officers Tino Cruz and Sonja Saunders fired their weapons after Provost kept ignoring their orders to drop the gun, according to police. Provost was struck by the officers' gunfire and later pronounced dead at...
  • Mike Rowe Explains Why the White House Didn’t Ask Him to Tweet Anti-Gun Message

    01/17/2016 8:32:18 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    gunsnfreedom.com ^ | 1/16/2016 | Mike Rowe
    We recently reported on the story that the White House was sending out emails to celebrities to give them talking points to send out to their anti-gun followers. Well it seems the former Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe had a few comments about that. His response to the White House emails was put in a way that could only come from the inimitable Mike Rowe. I always did like this guy and he keeps giving me reason to like him more. From Rowe’s Facebook post:
  • Chelsea Clinton Tweets Misleading Map of Starbucks, 'Gun Dealers'

    01/16/2016 8:34:23 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 1/15/2016 | Liz Sheld
    Former presidential daughter and Hillary surrogate Chelsea Clinton tweeted out a map showing all the Starbucks coffee shops compared to all the "gun dealers" in America. Wow. https://t.co/HqRcYNvtTT - Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) January 14, 2016 The link goes to a story on the "CityLab" part of The Atlantic magazine operation. Here is the website, called "Firearms and Frappuccinos," upon which their story is based. "So a new mapping project by data viz company 1point21 Interactive tries to contextualize this number by comparing it to something all Americans know exists in abundance: Starbucks," writes CityLab.
  • Obama Tells Rape Victim Gun Won't Protect Her

    01/15/2016 7:10:11 AM PST · by raptor22 · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 15, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Liberals like to talk about women’s rights but among those rights is, or should be, the second right enshrined in the Constitution’s Bill of Rights -- the right to keep and bear arms to protect one’s self. A woman’s body is her own, liberals tell us, and she has the right to choose to have an abortion. But the same liberals would deny women like Kimberly Corban the right to defend her body, and her children, with a firearm against the predators who lurk among us.
  • Flashback: Hillary Clinton on 25% National Gun Tax: "I am all for that."

    01/14/2016 9:22:00 AM PST · by Torcert · 36 replies
    Buckeye firearms ^ | September 14, 2015
    We're always warning people that elections matter. And the quickly approaching presidential election could matter a LOT to gun owners. Why? Because there is a very real - and very frightening - possibility that Hillary Clinton could be our next Commander in Chief. Like most liberals, she supports a host of anti-gun laws. She has pushed for these laws for a very long time. And she has undoubtedly learned from Obama how to work around Congress to impose radical ideas on Americans through executive orders. When she testified before the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee years ago, Hillary Clinton was asked...
  • Gun poll: Half say gun control won't stop violence, 59% don't trust Feds on guns

    01/14/2016 8:27:43 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 1/13/2016 | Paul Bedard
    Despite President Obama's belief that gun laws will cut violence, 47 percent believe it "will have no impact" on crime and a surprising 15 percent said it will increase violent crime, according to a new gun control poll. Rasmussen Reports looked at the public's view of gun control a week after Obama presented his latest executive action and found little belief in his effort.
  • Beginner’s Guide to CCW: Arm yourself with knowledge

    01/14/2016 8:08:13 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies
    gunnuts.com ^ | 1/14/2016 | Tim
    Last year I thought I had encountered an all-time high of people looking to buy their first gun or to get a concealed carry permit. World events and political developments have combined to make what I thought was the high water mark look like low tide. It has hit the point where gun sales breaking records is becoming a common phenomenon. In fact, in my email inbox right now there are a couple of emails from people looking to take me to lunch so they can get my input on their first firearm purchase.
  • Shooting A Gun Reaffirmed My Belief in Gun Control

    01/13/2016 9:36:43 AM PST · by rktman · 101 replies
    bustle.com ^ | 1/12/2016 | Ella Grace Downs
    I've never understood guns - why people love them so much, why they think it's fun to shoot them, why they collect them. I was always simply terrified of guns - which was extra difficult, given that I grew up in the South, nearly surrounded by them. My mother claimed to have one tucked away somewhere in the house when I was growing up, but I never believed her, because I never saw it. My cousins used to shoot BB guns in the backyard on holidays while I would stand on the porch and watch. I went to parties in...
  • WATCH Ted Cruz Defend His Mic From Anti-Second Amendment Protesters [VIDEO]

    01/13/2016 7:22:34 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/12/2016 | Steve Guest
    Sen. Ted Cruz faced down protesters in Hudson, New Hampshire on Tuesday, telling them, "This is not your stage." At a Second Amendment rally, two protesters stormed Cruz's stage at different times. Cruz asked the first protester who was wondering why people were so excited about guns, "Sir, who are you and what are you doing here? Are you a bit confused?"
  • John R. Lott Jr.: Bloomberg Twists Gun Research To Political Ends(ICYMI)

    01/13/2016 7:12:17 AM PST · by rktman · 3 replies
    news.investors.com ^ | 1/12/2016 | John R. Lott
    Michael Bloomberg keeps pouring $50 million into his Everytown organization to push gun control. That's just a portion of the money he's spending to push gun control. Bloomberg is spending money not just on the political battle, but also on funding research that he can use to push for more gun control and training the media on how to properly cover the issue. While everyone sees that Bloomberg's TV ad spending easily dwarfs what the NRA spends, what has gone unnoticed is how heavily he's spending on research. Few may have noticed how heavily President Obama's speech introducing his new...
  • Columnist: I’m More Afraid Of Legal Gun Owners Than Gun-Wielding Criminals(WOW!)

    01/09/2016 7:01:04 AM PST · by rktman · 87 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/8/2016 | Scott Greer
    A Baltimore Sun columnist wrote in a Thursday op-ed that citizens who legally own firearms are more frightening than the criminals who use the weapons on the rough streets of her hometown. Tricia Bishop, deputy editorial page editor for the Baltimore paper, explained how billboards advertisements for guns and everyday Americans carrying them around made her sick. "I'm less afraid of the criminals wielding guns in Baltimore... than I am by those permitted gun owners," Bishop said. She says this because she believes as a middle-class white woman, she's shielded from her city's criminal element but, in her opinion, she's...
  • Obama Tells Pro-Gun Democrats They Aren’t Welcome In His Party

    01/08/2016 8:37:00 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/7/2016 | Blake Neff
    President Barack Obama announced he will not endorse or campaign on behalf of any Democratic candidates who refuse to endorse new gun control measures in a New York Times op-ed published Thursday night. "I will not campaign for, vote for or support any candidate, even in my own party, who does not support common-sense gun reform," Obama wrote in the editorial. "And if the 90 percent of Americans who do support common-sense gun reforms join me, we will elect the leadership we deserve."
  • ObamaCare does not Trump the Second Amendment

    01/07/2016 12:06:01 PM PST · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Daniel John Sobieski
    Shredding the right to keep and bear arms has long been a goal of President Obama, the self-professed constitutional law professor who has long regarded the Constitution as an impediment to advancing his progressive agenda and acquiring as much federal power as possible. The rules he has announced are touted as “sensible gun restriction” are in fact a shameless gun grab that violate the Constitution and patient-doctor confidentiality.
  • President Obama Isn’t Taking People’s Guns—But Maybe He Should (D-luisinal)

    01/07/2016 11:16:15 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | 1/7/2015 | Barrett Holmes Pitner
    Numerous Americans care more about their individual freedoms than our collective freedoms, and they are unable to see how these individualistic desires undermine the essential fabric of a democracy....... As President Obama forges a lone path toward gun regulation, we must wonder how we as a society have arrived to a point where "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed" has morphed into allowing individual citizens to possess firearms for their individual protection with little to no concern about the...
  • Sheriff David Clarke: Obama, Clinton 'anti-gun bigots

    01/07/2016 8:18:59 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 1/7/2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    "As far as President Obama and Mrs. Bill Clinton (go), they are anti-gun bigots. They are utterly intolerant to anybody else's view when it comes to - other than their own when it comes to the Second Amendment, shooting sports and self-defense,".....