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  • In the Land of Raw Firepower, a Feeling That Trump Is Out of Ammo

    10/25/2016 5:12:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies ^ | 10/23/2016 | M. Scott Mahaskey
    In another political universe where a different GOP nominee was leading in the polls, this three-day-long salute to the glories of the Second Amendment could have been an early celebration for gun rights supporters in anticipation of the victory of President Ted Cruz or President John Kasich. But with Donald J. Trump atop the GOP ticket, that’s not the way it felt at Knob Creek. In other parts of the nation, far beyond this former Army gun range halfway between Louisville and Fort Knox, Trump was shedding supporters faster than a Gatling gun spitting shell casings. And while regulars to...
  • Telegraph: U.S. Top Country for Gun Ownership, Not Even in Top 10 for Firearm Deaths(???)

    10/23/2016 7:03:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 10/22/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On October 22 The Telegraph published a map showing the U.S. leads the world in private firearm ownership but does not even crack the Top 10 when it comes to firearm-related deaths. According to the Telegraph, the countries with highest per-capita gun ownership are: USA – 112.6 guns per 100 residents Serbia – 75.6 Yemen – 54.8 Switzerland – 45.7 Cyprus – 36.4 Saudi Arabia – 35 Iraq – 34.2 Uruguay – 31.8 Sweden – 31.6 Norway – 31.3
  • Guns sales double in run-up to election, in 'uncharted territory'

    10/22/2016 6:54:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 10/20/2016 | Paul Bedard
    Growing speculation that Democrat Hillary Clinton will win the presidential election next month is sparking a mad dash by gun stores to overstock their shelves with out of fear she will move fast to sign gun control executive orders. "We're hearing from a lot of our customers that are concerned, and rightfully so, that their 2nd Amendment rights are going to be infringed by a possible Hillary Clinton presidency. Last month our sales effectively doubled from September of 2015 and we're trending toward another similar result for this month," said Justin Anderson, marketing director for Hyatt Guns of Charlotte, N.C.,...
  • Bang for your buck: How guns get into films

    10/21/2016 9:54:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 10/19/2016 | B.H.
    THE moment in “Sudden Impact” has become legendary. Inspector “Dirty Harry” Callahan (Clint Eastwood) is witness to a robbery and calmly tells the crooks that “we’re not just gonna let you walk out of here.” With a bemused expression, the would-be thief asks, “who’s we sucka?” “Smith and Wesson…and me.” And with that, Mr Eastwood saves the day with his beloved handgun. It is a fitting scene for such an indefatigable supporter of the Second Amendment as Mr Eastwood (he has previously joked that he has “a very strict gun control policy. If there is a gun around, I want...
  • “The Terrorist Threat against U.S. has Never Been Greater” says Johns Hopkins Lecturer

    10/21/2016 8:15:43 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 21, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    At the Heritage Foundation, Dr. Mary Habeck, an adjunct lecturer at John Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies (known as SAIS), noted that terrorism has spiked since 2011. She said that today, "the terrorist threat against the U.S. has never been greater." She added, "You have to go back to the Algerian civil war to find" this number of terrorist attacks. Habeck said, "First of all, al-Qaeda and ISIS [known as the Islamic State, or ISIL] have a plan and they’re executing it." "They have created a whole series of campaign plans for each country," Habeck said, and "ISIS inherited...
  • USA Today’s Weak-Kneed Push For Gun Control

    10/21/2016 8:37:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 10/21/2016 | unknown
    It’s just what you would expect from a newspaper whose editorial board just can’t help taking the wrong side on the issue of gun control. Despite widespread opposition by law enforcement and top state officials, USA Today last week chose to urge the newspaper’s handful of readers in Nevada and Maine to vote “yes” on anti-gun background check initiatives that would only affect the law-abiding, leaving armed criminals to commit whatever violent crimes they choose. The editorial was titled, “Vote 'yes' on gun safety measures: Our view,” with a subhead stating, “Do what weak-kneed members of Congress have refused to...
  • Mexico Looking at Second Amendment?

    10/19/2016 7:46:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Mexico had a flourishing, legal, gun culture until 1972, when the Mexican government made private, legal, ownership of guns extremely difficult and expensive.  The change in law was meant to disarm the political opposition and keep the existing power structure in place.  The power structure has remained in place, but it has not flourished.  Much of Mexico is contested ground, with narco-cartels that are not aligned with the Mexican government in armed conflict with the Government and its cartel allies.  Private citizens are caught in the crossfire, abused by both sides, and denied the legal ability to arm themselves....
  • This Is The Second Amendment Book To Read Before November 8th

    10/19/2016 4:49:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 10/19/2016 | Bob Barr
    A central theme of “Shall Not Be Infringed” is that, despite her efforts to soften her express words, President Hillary Clinton would take steps to do precisely what candidate Hillary Clinton has vowed to do – undermine the fundamental Supreme Court ruling in the 2008 District of Columbia v. Heller opinion, that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms. Second Amendment supporters and opponents alike understand that if you overturn that underpinning of Heller, you open the door for all manner of government actions to not just “chip away” at how an individual chooses to...
  • When it comes to gun laws, Nevada could be edging closer to California(YIKES!)

    10/18/2016 8:16:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    latimes ^ | 10/18/2016 | David Montero
    Demographic shifts already have transformed Nevada into a swing state in recent presidential elections and given Democrats an edge in voter registration. They have also made the Silver State the latest testing site for Michael R. Bloomberg’s attempt to pass a law requiring background checks for gun sales between private parties, including those conducted over the Internet. Polling indicates Bloomberg may have bet correctly. The Las Vegas Review-Journal released a poll earlier this month showing 58% of likely registered voters supported Question 1, which would require people like Leal to run background checks on buyers. Three other polls released since...
  • Trading the Second Amendment for an Illusion of Safety

    10/18/2016 7:14:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 10/18/2016 | Nelson Lund
    The right to keep and bear arms is a vital element of the liberal order that our Founding Fathers handed down to us. Armed citizens take responsibility for their own security, cultivating the self-reliance and vigorous spirit that are indispensable for genuine self-government. As I argue in a new essay for The Heritage Foundation, the founders understood that those who hold political power almost always will strive to reduce the freedom of those they rule and that many of the ruled always will be tempted to trade their liberty for empty promises of security. The causes of these political phenomena...
  • Vegas Gun Store Holds 'Pre-Hillary' Gun Sale

    10/18/2016 7:05:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 10/18/2016 | Liz Shields
    Westside Armory in Las Vegas is having a "Pre-Hillary" gun sale, predicting a surge in firearm purchases should the anti-Second Amendment Clinton win the election in November. Get on in there before the price gouging starts! The Las Vegas gun store Westside Armory is predicting a Hillary Clinton victory in November, and it has a message for customers: Buy now, because things are going to get expensive. In an advertisement over the weekend in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Westside Armory said it was holding a “Pre-Hillary Sale” on tactical rifles, warning of a price surge if the Democratic nominee wins...
  • Emails show Bloomberg wants to be Clinton’s secretary of state(YIKES!)

    10/16/2016 8:04:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 10/15/2016 | Aaron Short
    Secretary of State Bloomberg? It’s not unthinkable. A confidant of Mike Bloomberg floated to a top Hillary Clinton adviser the idea of giving the former mayor the Cabinet post, according to a batch of e-mails released Saturday by WikiLeaks. Clinton aide Neera Tanden asked Howard Wolfson — a current Bloomberg consultant and former deputy mayor — in a June 3, 2015, e-mail whether the former mayor was seriously considering a run for president.
  • Judge drops lawsuit by Sandy Hook families against Remington

    10/15/2016 7:30:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 10/15/2016 | Rick Moran
    A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against Remington Arms by families of schoolchildren slain in the Sandy Hook massacre, citing a federal law that protects gun manufacturers from liability for criminal acts committed with their product. Fox News: State Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis granted a motion by Remington Arms to strike the lawsuit by the families of nine children and adults killed and a teacher who survived the Dec. 14, 2012, school attack, in which a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators with a Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle made by Remington.
  • Bloomberg’s Multi-State Assault on the Second Amendment

    10/14/2016 8:55:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies ^ | 10/13/2016 | Mary Lou Lang-Byrd
    Well-funded gun control measures are on the ballots of four states this fall. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun control groups promised back in August, as reported by The Hill, to take their fight to the ballot box. And they have succeeded in four states. They have gotten anti-Second Amendment measures onto the ballot in four states and have financially backed initiatives boosting the measures. Sheriff Chuck Allen of Nevada’s Washoe County told LifeZette in a phone interview that this measure would do little to stop gun violence and would also would put a strain on law enforcement...
  • Federal Judge Overturns Ban on Openly Carrying Guns in Public

    10/11/2016 12:09:01 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 37 replies
    Reason ^ | 10/05/2016 | Jacob Sullum
    Federal Judge Overturns Ban on Openly Carrying Guns in Public - Hit & Run Federal Judge Overturns Ban on Openly Carrying Guns in Public The ruling also rejects an "assault weapon" ban, caliber restrictions for long guns, a heavy handgun tax, and registration requirements. Jacob Sullum|Oct. 5, 2016 8:45 am In a quintuple victory for Second Amendment rights, a federal judge last week overturned a ban on carrying handguns in public, a ban on so-called assault weapons, caliber restrictions for long guns, a $1,000 tax on handguns, and a requirement that all guns be registered with the government. "The...
  • Trump Says He Will Use SCOTUS to Save 2nd Amendment from ‘People Like Hillary Clinton’

    10/10/2016 7:13:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 10/10/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    During the October 9 presidential debate Donald Trump said he will nominate Supreme Court justices in the mold of the late Antonin Scalia in order to save the Second Amendment from “people like Hillary Clinton.” Trump said: I am looking to appoint judges very much in the mold of Justice Scalia. …People that will respect the constitution of the United States. And I think that this is so important–also, the Second Amendment which is totally under siege by people like Hillary Clinton. He said the judges he puts forward will “respect the Second Amendment and what it stands for, and...
  • Gun-free Waffle House location robbed twice in 3 weeks

    10/07/2016 6:05:03 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 16 replies
    Guns ^ | 10/04/16
    The chain of late-night hash brown and egg joints has long held a “no guns” policy but that hasn’t stopped a Georgia location from being repeatedly robbed at gunpoint. Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, the breakfast chain has some 2,100 locations in 25 states, primarily in the South, but robbers have targeted a restaurant in the Newnan area twice in the last month. As reported by The Newnan-Times Herald, the McCollum-Sharpsburg location in Coweta County was targeted by two armed men around 11:20 p.m. Sunday night. While no customers were in the cafe, Troy Foles with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office...
  • 12 Things You Need To Know About Gun Violence

    10/05/2016 8:55:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 10/5/2016 | Avens O’Brien
    Following the shooting at Umpqua Community College, the reactions have been, as they always are, predictable. It comes from all sources: guns bans, mental health screenings, article after article telling us what we can do to fix the horrors of gun violence, school shootings and troubled young people shooting up their communities. But there are a few things everyone could stand to learn about gun violence. 1. The Homicide Rate in the US Is At Its Lowest Since 1966.
  • Nevada Poll: Likely voters back expanded background checks for firearms(bloombergbucks)

    10/04/2016 11:20:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 10/3/2016 | BEN BOTKIN
    Nevadans strongly support a ballot measure to expand background checks for firearms, according to a poll of 800 likely voters commissioned by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Question 1 would expand the background checks to private-party sales and transfers. It would require both parties involved to appear before a federally licensed firearms dealer, who would conduct a background check on the person receiving the firearm. The measure is intended to close loopholes that allow felons, the mentally ill and those with a history of domestic abuse to obtain firearms. The measure, which is on the Nov. 8 general election ballot, would...
  • 5 Safety Tips for Getting Pulled Over While Carrying a Concealed Firearm(OH rules)

    10/02/2016 7:26:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies ^ | 9/28/2016 | Jeff Sanders
    The police are nervous when they pull you over. They don't know you. They don't know what you will do. They have to deal with some of the most evil, violent, and completely unpredictable people on earth. They don't want to die. So if you are legally carrying a concealed firearm when you are stopped by the police and you make any sudden or threatening move, you just might get shot. So what should you do, as a law-abiding citizen with a concealed-carry weapon, when you are stopped by the police? Here are the official guidelines, according to the laws...
  • Gabby Giffords plays God with gun rights

    10/01/2016 6:40:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 10/1/2016 | Carl Jackson
    If black slaves were allowed to own guns, they wouldn’t have been slaves. Guns are great for hunting and sport, as well as self-defense. However, their primary purpose as the founders saw it was to protect individuals from tyrannical rule by a government determined to take away the God-given rights of America’s citizens. Former Rep. Gabby Giffords, along with her husband, retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, have launched the “Vocal Majority Tour 2016”: a 14-state, 40-day national bus tour aimed at stopping the “gun-violence crisis” in America, by enacting “common-sense gun reform,” which is code for incremental gun confiscation, and...
  • Washington mall shooter used a Ruger 10/22

    09/30/2016 9:02:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies ^ | 9/27/2016 | unknown
    Cetin’s mother helped to identify him from surveillance camera images released by police. The arrest warrant said Cetin allegedly used a Ruger 10-22 that had a 25-round magazine.
  • Watch video of anti-gun(control) project that got student suspended(NJ)

    09/30/2016 8:26:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | Dave Hutchinson
    The assignment last April was for students to come up with an election topic that would provoke discussion in the class, said Frank Harvey. Harvey, then a junior at Manville High School, decided to pick the topic of anti-gun control, he said. He put together an impressive video presentation that earned him an "A" on the project, he said. But Tuesday, Harvey, a senior, was suspended from Manville High School and ordered to undergo a psychological exam for that same project. His teacher, Rachel Gottfried, has denied giving her College and Career Readiness class the assignment and approving his topic,...
  • Oregon Judge to Convicted Murderer: 'If I Could, I Would Take All the Guns in America'(WTH?)

    09/30/2016 7:45:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | Jeff Reynolds
    A Multnomah County, Oregon, judge had some pretty pointed things to say about who he thought was responsible for a murder, with the murderer standing before him awaiting sentencing. This being Oregon, you've probably guessed that the judge wasn't lecturing the murderer himself. That's right, he blamed the guns for the murder. I'll give you a moment to pick yourself up off the floor. Judge Kenneth Walker doesn't want you to think he's anti-gun, though. He's clearly read the United States Constitution. After all, when he finally finished his rant, he said, "But it is a right of people in...
  • Bogus Editorial Goes After Gun Owners(FL)

    09/28/2016 7:05:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 9/27/2016 | Beth Baumann
    Last Friday, the Tampa Bay Times published an absolutely asinine editorial in which it claimed the NRA and companies like Delta Defense are prepping gun owners for the legal ramifications of shooting someone. The state has created such a Wild West atmosphere that gun owners are signing up for coaching and legal help so they can be prepared when they shoot someone. …An emerging industry that offers instructions to members for responding to police after they shoot someone, liability coverage and legal advice fuels a shoot-first mentality.
  • Presidential Debate: Hillary Clinton Calls for Background Checks to Fix ‘Gun Epidemic’

    09/27/2016 9:58:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 9/26/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    During the September 26 presidential debate Hillary Clinton said America has a “gun epidemic” and called for background checks to fix it. She also called for adding the terror watch list to background checks in hopes of keeping guns out of the hands of terrorists.
  • Democrat steers terrorism hearing toward gun control(hijack alert!)

    09/21/2016 11:46:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 9/21/2016 | Jacqueline Klimas
    It's impossible to talk about protecting the homeland from terrorists without addressing gun control laws, one New York Democrat said on Wednesday. During a House Homeland Security Committee hearing titled "Stopping the next attack: How to keep our city streets from becoming the battleground," Rep. Brian Higgins said American streets already are a battleground where people are 3,000 times more likely to be killed by an American with a gun than by a terrorist. "You can't with any credibility hold a hearing with the topic 'stopping the next attack, how to keep our cities from becoming battlegrounds,' without fundamentally addressing...
  • Union leader says Question 1 is not about the Second Amendment(Nevada)

    09/20/2016 9:41:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 9/19/2016 | Christen Smith
    The leader of a statewide law enforcement union said Sunday Nevada’s expanded background check ballot question isn’t about protecting the Second Amendment — it’s about promoting public safety. Jim Dunlap, president of the Nevada Association of Public Safety Officers, told the Las Vegas Sun he disagrees with most of the state’s sheriffs when it comes to Question 1. “As top law enforcement officials, they have an obligation to their employees and to the people who elect them,” he said. “They say their opposition is about the Second Amendment, but our stand is on public safety. This measure will make it...
  • Federal Appeals Court to Hear Two Cases Challenging D.C. Gun Law

    09/18/2016 12:13:28 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 17, 2016 | JOE PALAZZOLO
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is scheduled to hear arguments in two cases on Tuesday that present questions at the bleeding edge of Second Amendment law: Is there a constitutional right to carry a handgun outside the home? And if so, how much can the government limit that right? The court is weighing a Washington, D.C., law that requires anyone seeking a license to carry a concealed gun to show “good reason to fear injury.” Living in a high-crime neighborhood isn’t reason enough, according to rules put out by D.C.’s chief of police. Applicants have to...
  • ICYMI: Guinn Center: “Q1 unenforceable without firearm registration scheme”(NV)

    09/16/2016 6:27:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 9/15/2016 | editors
    According to an article in this week’s Las Vegas Review Journal, the Guinn Center, an independent think tank, took a close look at the Question 1 gun control ballot initiative. The study had this to say about Question 1: [it could] be a challenge to enforce, if not altogether unenforceable, without a firearm registration scheme — especially in rural counties with limited resources; [a] claim made by the measure’s opponents seems to be supported by a 2001 Department of Justice survey of inmates, which found that less than 1 percent of the criminals obtained a gun through an unlicensed sale...
  • Is Gun Confiscation Coming To Hawaii?

    09/16/2016 4:27:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 9/15/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Hawaii’s new law requires current and future gun owners to register in the FBI’s “Rap Back” system. The FBI calls it their Next Generation Identification Program, which is currently used to track the actions of people who are part of ongoing criminal investigations. If someone enrolled in the database has contact with law enforcement, an alert is issued through the FBI. Now the program will be used to track the actions of all law-abiding gun owners in Hawaii—and not just residents. SB 2954 requires law enforcement to request a “Rap Back” on anyone requesting a firearm license or registering a...
  • Missouri Becomes 11th Constitutional Carry State

    09/15/2016 7:51:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 9/14/2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Late on Wednesday night, the Missouri legislature voted to overturn Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of bill SB 656 and allow Missourians to carry concealed weapons without a permit. This is known as "Constitutional carry." Missouri is now the 11th state to have a Constitutional carry law on the books.
  • Concealed carry without permit becomes law in Missouri

    09/14/2016 11:20:04 PM PDT · by Darth Gill · 62 replies
    Missourian ^ | 2016-09-14 | LUCILLE SHERMAN
    JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri became the latest state to allow residents to carry a concealed weapon without a permit when lawmakers supported the change Wednesday. Tense debate during the legislature's annual veto override session encompassed themes of race and class as lawmakers clashed over whether to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of Senate Bill 656. In the days leading up to the session the debate drew national attention, with organizations on both sides of the issues working to influence lawmakers. Another controversial part of the bill is its "stand your ground" provision, which will allow residents to use deadly force...
  • Mayor Landrieu signs city's new gun safety ordinance into law(New Orleans)

    09/14/2016 11:19:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 9/12/2016 | Kelsey Davis
    At a news conference Friday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, in partnership with City Councilmembers Jason Rogers Williams and James Gray and New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison announced a new city ordinance aimed at promoting gun safety in New Orleans.
  • Time to ban one of America’s favorite weapons(seattle)

    09/14/2016 11:13:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 9/9/2016 | editors
    NO matter how many times the gun lobby says it, more guns won’t make Americans safer. That’s especially true of semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15. America has seen again and again the lethal cost of these weapons of destruction deployed in civil society, from Newtown, Conn., to Orlando, Fla., to San Bernadino, Calif., to Umpqua Community College to Mukilteo. Although these so-called “assault weapons,” fitted with high capacity magazines, are used in a small fraction of America’s gun homicides, they are terrifyingly powerful when deployed. Such weapons resulted in 155 percent more people shot and nearly 50 percent more people...
  • State Dept: ‘Senate must ratify UN Arms Trade Treaty for it to be legal.’

    09/14/2016 11:07:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 9/13/2016 | Eric
    Under the Gun Control Act of 1968 and the Arms Export Control Act of 1976, which has been amended several times over the years, already give the executive branch essential control over the movement of weapons in and out of the United States, Bromund said. The Arms Trade Treaty went into effect on Christmas Eve 2014, but the administration has never submitted the treaty to the Senate for ratification, where it would require 67 senators voting for it to pass. After Kerry signed on in 2013, 50 senators–including three Democrats–signed a letter to Obama expressing concern the treaty was overly...
  • NRA Nevadans for Freedom Fact Checks Gun Control Mail Piece

    09/14/2016 10:02:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies ^ | 9/13/2016 | unknown
    Bloomberg-backed piece falsely claims Question 1 will stop “convicted felons from buying a gun.” In a recent mail piece, Nevadans for Background Checks continues to peddle false claims in an attempt to pass a law that would criminalize virtually all private firearms transfers. The mail piece claims that Question 1, the Bloomberg gun control initiative, would stop “convicted felons from buying a gun without a background check.” Criminals, by definition, don’t follow the law. In this case, they will ignore the law and continue their criminal activities unaffected.
  • BREAKING: Katie Couric Sued for $12 Million For Defamation In Anti-Gun Documentary

    09/13/2016 10:20:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies ^ | 9/13/2016 | Bob Owens
    Second Amendment rights advocacy organization the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL), along with two of its members, today filed a $12 million defamation lawsuit against Katie Couric, director Stephanie Soechtig, Atlas Films, and Studio 3 Partners LLC d/b/a Epix for false and defamatory footage featured in the 2016 documentary film Under the Gun. The film portrays a fictional exchange in which members of the VCDL appear silent, stumped, and avoiding eye contact for nearly nine seconds after Katie Couric asks a question about background checks. An unedited audio recording of the interview reveals that—contrary to the portrayal in the film—the...
  • Intent of 2nd Amendment is crystal clear

    09/12/2016 5:59:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 9/11/2016 | Bill Federer
    Signer of the Constitution Gouverneur Morris wrote: “Americans need never fear their government because of the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation.” Thomas Cooley stated of the Second Amendment: “The right is general. It may be supposed from the phraseology of this provision that the right to keep and bear arms was only guaranteed to the militia; but this would be an interpretation not warranted by the intent. The militia, as has been explained elsewhere, consists of those persons who, under the law, are liable to the performance of military...
  • How 2016 Could Be Pivotal in the Battle Over Guns( Trump "is more radical than the NRA.")

    09/10/2016 9:29:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 9/8/2016 | Becca Andrews
    "At some level, Trump is more radical than the NRA. In the wake of Orlando, he was calling on people to walk into bars fully armed as a means to prevent future tragedies."
  • Recent UN Arms Trade Treaty Conference Marks Dangerous Shift in U.S. Policy(unBS)

    09/05/2016 10:38:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 9/2/2016 | unknown
    Rather than fulfill her obligation of providing a message of good will, Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs H.E. Claudia Ruiz Massieu used her statement to inform the 109 states, 12 organizations, and 58 NGO’s in attendance that Mexico’s crime problems are the direct result of firearms illegally crossing their northern border. Seemingly taking her que from Barack Obama’s erroneous assertion that it is “easier for you to buy a handgun and clips than it is for you to buy a fresh vegetable,” Massieu boldly proclaimed that in America “it is easier to acquire a firearm than a liter of milk...
  • Lacking initiatives 5 state ballot measures that would restrict firearm ownership(T)

    09/04/2016 10:02:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 9/1/2016 | Jeff Knox
    As the presidential election has captured the national spotlight, there are many other matters to be aware of prior to Nov. 8. Congressional elections are particularly critical this year, as a shift in the U.S. Senate is a real possibility. That would mean that Chuck Schumer would become majority leader. Retiring Harry Reid was a moderate compared to Schumer. If the House changes hands, we would see Nancy Pelosi as speaker of the House once more. Everyone should remember how well that worked. And then there are state elections, including five ballot measures dealing with firearm laws in Washington, Colorado,...
  • The Gun Control Hoax: Perverting The Meaning Of The Second Amendment

    09/02/2016 10:20:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 6/14/2016 | Dana Loesch
    Is anyone else tired of navel-gazing pieces on firearms written by people who know nothing about them? If you’re not, you’re in luck! Slate added another to the trash heap: Sunday night, when my son asked me why we shoot each other dead almost every day in America, I got to tell him that it’s because we are “free.” We are free to get a .223 caliber AR-15–style semi-automatic rifle and a 9mm handgun. And we are free to sell those weapons to someone who might shoot and kill 49 people in a nightclub because of whom they choose to...
  • Proposal would label bullets sold in Illinois with serial numbers

    09/02/2016 7:26:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 79 replies ^ | 8/2/2016 | Larry Yellen
    The CEO of AMMO Coding Systems, Matt Harrington, says his technology would allow ammo manufacturers to easily code the millions of bullets they sell every year. After recovering bullets at a shooting, police could enter those codes into a database, learn where the bullets were purchased, then visit the seller to obtain the name of the buyer. “You're going to have to explain, Mr. Smith, why is the bullet you bought at Walmart now in this five year old's head, on the West Side of Chicago. Explain that,” Harrington said.
  • No, The ATF Is Not Going All “Snidely Whiplash” On The Ammunition Industry

    09/01/2016 11:31:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 9/1/2016 | Bob Owens
    There were some panicked posts earlier this week in some other firearms-focused sites which claimed the ATF had redefined wetted nitrocellulose as a high explosive, and that this redefinition would dramatically affect the availability and cost of ammunition.
  • The Tracers - An inside look at the Real-Life Database of America’s Firearms.

    09/01/2016 11:21:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 8/30/2016 | Steven Brahms
    There's no telling how many guns we have in America—and when one gets used in a crime, no way for the cops to connect it to its owner. The only place the police can turn for help is a Kafkaesque agency in West Virginia, where, thanks to the gun lobby, computers are illegal and detective work is absurdly antiquated. On purpose. Thing is, the geniuses who work there are quietly inventing ways to do the impossible.
  • A mother shot a 31-year-old man she found kissing her teen daughter, police say

    08/31/2016 4:30:25 PM PDT · by BBell · 82 replies ^ | 8/30/16 | Kristine Guerra
    A 31-year-old man found himself running from bullets after a mother found him in her 16-year-old daughter’s bedroom, police say. Valerie Fowler, of Paoli, Okla., shot Brandon Vail twice after she found him and her daughter kissing, according to an affidavit. Vail survived and was taken to a hospital by helicopter, while Fowler was arrested on charges of assault and battery with a deadly weapon. The teen, who was identified in the affidavit as K.P., told police that her boyfriend had been coming over three times a week after her mother left for work at 5:30 a.m.But on Monday morning,...
  • San Jose Police Chief: Too Many Guns In U.S., Gun Control Needed(Dolt control!)

    08/31/2016 11:06:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 80 replies ^ | 8/31/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia says there are “absolutely” too many guns in America, and that more gun control is needed. Garcia also said Black Lives Matter is “a valid movement” and that his police department needs to to “acknowledge … [our] badge didn’t always stand for what it stands for today.” According to San Jose Inside, Garcia said the Second Amendment is “very important” but “obviously very polarizing,” too. He added:I agree with the right to bear arms, but I equally believe in the limitations that have been placed by our courts. One aspect that I find interesting...
  • Poll Shows Public Increasingly Divided On Gun Control

    08/31/2016 9:31:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 8/31/2016 | Erin Cinney
    Democrats and Republicans are more divided on gun control than they have been in years, a new poll shows. The gap in the public’s differed priorities regarding gun policies has grown increasingly wide since 2000. Between Aug. 9 and Aug. 16 Pew Research conducted a survey on gun control versus protecting gun rights including 2,010 adults, 1,567 of which were registered voters. The poll showed that in 2000, the percentage gap sat at 20 percent with a favor in controlling gun ownership over protecting gun rights. By 2012, this percentage gap grew to a 41 percent difference. Today, it is...
  • Californians, Get out and Sign the Gunmageddon Petitions

    08/30/2016 11:00:53 AM PDT · by vette6387 · 23 replies
    self | 8/30/16 | vette6387
    There are a group of petitions needing an aggregate of 360,000 signatures of registered California voters in order for them to be placed on the November Statewide Ballot as Initiatives that will 1) repeal all the recent anti-gun laws promulgated by the State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown and 2) To nullify a Proposition being placed on the same November Ballot by Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom adding further Second Amendment restricting laws regarding guns, gun ownership and the purchase of ammunition. If these initiatives pass this November, virtually all of the anti-gun legislation that is currrent...