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  • 'O’Rourke Is Delusional': Sheriffs Rip Into Beto For Wanting to Send Cops to Confiscate AR-15s

    10/18/2019 9:50:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2019 | Julio Rosas
    Law enforcement officials who have previously been critical of gun control measures now have harsh words for Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke after he proposed police go home-to-home in order to confiscate AR-15s from American citizens. O'Rourke was pressed on MSNBC after the fourth Democratic debate on what would be done if someone is not willing to sell their AR-15 to the government, as he suggested. "Yeah, I think just as in any law that is not followed or flagrantly abused, there have to be consequences or else there is no respect for the law," O'Rourke replied. "So you know,...
  • Crossing guard relieved of duty, guns seized

    10/15/2019 11:18:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    mvtimes.com ^ | 10/11/2019 | rich saltzburg
    A Tisbury School crossing guard has been relieved of duty and had his personal firearms confiscated for alleged threats to the Tisbury School overheard by a waitress at Linda Jean’s restaurant in Oak Bluffs. Stephen Nichols, 84, of Tisbury, who said his career with the Tisbury Police spanned six decades and who served in the United States Army during the Korean War, told The Times he made no threats to the school, but had criticized its school resource officer in a conversation with a friend. He said the conversation was taken out of context. Update: Re-instated
  • 3 Reasons Black People Should Never Support Gun Control

    10/15/2019 7:45:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/15/2019 | Carl Jackson
    Given America’s history with slavery, black people should be the biggest advocates for the Second Amendment. Guns equal freedom! Despite the mantra from the left, there’s no such thing as an “assault rifle.” It’s a term they invented to make guns sound scary, and it works. I prefer to call semi-automatic rifles, such as the AR-15 by their proper names: “anti-dictator rifles,” “self-defense rifles” and sporting rifles. They’re available for purchase to all law-abiding citizens of age, as they should be. Blacks should be skeptical of any smooth-talking politician that claims he or she wants to keep us “safe” by...
  • Cub Foods asks customers not to openly carry guns

    10/14/2019 10:03:07 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 39 replies
    KARE11.com ^ | 10/14/19 | Dana Thiede
    MINNEAPOLIS — Saying its top priority is the safety and well-being of customers, Cub Foods is asking shoppers not to openly carry firearms in its stores. The announcement was made Saturday on the retailer's Twitter account: "While Minnesota is an open-carry state that allows individuals with lawful permits to carry firearms, we also respect the concerns and feedback shared by many of our customers following the recent tragic events throughout our country. Therefore, we're respectfully asking our customers, other than authorized law enforcement officials, to no longer openly carry firearms into our stores." What is not clear at this point...
  • BREAKING: 4 Dead, 3 Injured In Brooklyn Shooting; UPDATE: Two Firearms Found on Scene

    10/12/2019 8:35:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/12/2019 | Beth Baumann
    NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said the three injured included two men and one women. Their injuries are not life threatening. The four men who died ranged in age from 32 to 49, NBC New York reported. According to Shea, evidence of gambling, including card playing, and two firearms were found at the scene. The preliminary investigation shows this incident was not gang-related. ORIGINAL POST Four people died and three more were injured in an early morning shooting in Brooklyn, New York. The New York Police Department received calls of shots fired at 6:55 a.m., spokesman Detective Adam Navarro...
  • The Gun Is Civilization

    10/11/2019 12:04:21 AM PDT · by Windflier · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10 September 2019 | Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret)
    Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force.. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that's it. In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical...
  • Steve Kerr Compares Genocidal Chinese Dictatorship To Americans Being Killed By Rifles

    10/11/2019 10:18:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/11/2019 | David Hookstead
    Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr made some absurd comments Thursday night about the Chinese dictatorship and gun violence in America. The NBA and China have been in the news nonstop ever since the Houston Rockets GM tweeted support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. You’d think expressing support for democracy instead of communism would be a winning idea. However, the NBA has been dealing with the fallout ever since, and not everybody seems to be on the same page. Kerr isn’t just not on the same page, but he seems to be under the impression that gun violence in...
  • Guns and Cannabis: The Insidious Creep of Tyranny

    10/11/2019 7:41:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 82 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/11/2019 | John Klar
    In 2004, Vermont implemented a medical marijuana registry, promising patient confidentiality on its state website. Then, in 2018, Vermont legalized recreational marijuana use and imposed a universal background check on gun-purchasers. Here's the rub: the federal government was not consulted, and the ATF maintains that anyone using marijuana will be denied clearance to purchase any gun. This was already the case prior to Vermont's recreational cannabis legalization — those who were on the state's marijuana registry were not allowed to buy guns from federally licensed dealers, as the state of Vermont provided the list of registrants surreptitiously to the federal...
  • NAAGA wants to break the stereotype of how people view African American gun owners

    10/09/2019 1:09:31 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 10/6/19 | Kevin Ozebek, Darcelle Hall
    ...The South Florida chapter of the National African American Gun Association, also known as NAAGA, begin in a classroom. They learn everything from first aid to Florida gun laws. Travis Campbell: “We’re here to change the image of the black gun owner.” Across America, there are now 30,000 members in 75 chapters. It’s a rapidly growing group that was started only four years ago, and most members joined not just because they like the sport of shooting, but because they see this as a safe space. Danielle Campbell, gun owner: “It is inside and outside our community. We are seen...
  • Alleged Robber with ‘Assault Rifle’ Killed by Good Guy with a Gun

    10/09/2019 10:47:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    brietbart.com ^ | 10/9/2019 | AWR Hawkins
    An alleged robber with an “assault rifle” was killed Tuesday by a good guy with a gun in an Apple store in Dallas, Texas. Fox News reports the suspect allegedly walked in about 2:30 a.m., through a door that was open for construction personnel to enter and exit. The suspect was described as being armed with an “assault rifle” and wearing body armor. He was shot and fatally wounded after unsuccessfully attempting to disarm the store’s security guard. A Dallas Police press release summarized the incident: The suspect, described as an adult Black male, attempted to disarm the security officer...
  • Dick's Sporting Goods CEO says company destroyed $5 million worth of weapons

    10/08/2019 7:36:33 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 7, 2019 | Louis Casiano
    The CEO of Dick's Sporting Goods said the company destroyed more than $5 million worth of assault-style rifles following its decision to stop selling the weapons amid pressure on retailers from gun control groups. Ed Stack told CBS News during an interview that aired Sunday that the millions of dollars worth of inventory was turned into scrap metal. "I said, 'You know what? If we really think these things should be off the street, we need to destroy them,'" he said. It was not clear how much destroying the weapons cost the sporting goods giant. Stack announced the Coraopolis, Pennsylvania-based...
  • Joe Biden Rolls Out His Extensive Gun Control Plan

    10/03/2019 9:16:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/2/2019 | Julio Rosas
    Under his newly released plan, Biden is calling for: Banning "the manufacture and sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines." Regulating the "possession of existing assault weapons under the National Firearms Act," meaning AR-15s and similar weapons will be regulated like actual machine guns. Instituting a buy back program for "assault weapons and high-capacity magazines." Supporting legislation that only allows one firearm purchase per month. Universal background checks. Ending the online sale of firearms and ammunitions, which includes kits and gun parts. Supporting legislation that give states and local governments grants to require people to obtain a license prior to...
  • WATCH: Former Sniper Provides a Perfect Example of The Flaws In Democrats' Gun Control Plans

    10/03/2019 9:02:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/2/2019 | Beth Baumann
    "There are tons of proposals. None of them are going to work and do anything to stop violent crime, and some of the three worst, you mentioned, they are going to make manufacturers liable? That’s scary. They are may be going to bring back the assault weapons ban, like you said, and register them under the National Firearms Act?" Cleckner asked. "And anyone who’s guilty of a misdemeanor hate crime can lose their right to possess firearms forever. So manufacture liability — you know that’s absurd. You aren’t going to hold BIC lighters liable for arson. Doing that to the...
  • Julián Castro: 'The Myth Of a Good Guy With a Gun Has Been Totally Shattered'

    10/03/2019 8:58:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/2/2019 | Julio Rosas
    Presidential candidate Julián Castro stated during the "2020 Presidential Gun Safety Forum" that the idea of a good guy with a gun being a solution to shootings has been "shattered." The former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development pointed to the recent shooting in El Paso, Texas, where a gunman drove ten hours to a Walmart to target Latino shoppers. "This idea of a good guy with a gun versus a bad guy with gun has been totally shattered," Castro said. "This guy must've known that in Texas, where you have open carry, you have concealed carry, you have campus...
  • 'I Was Really Offended': Beto Knocks Buttigieg For Not Supporting Mandatory Confiscation of AR-15s

    10/03/2019 8:45:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/3/2019 | Julio Rosas
    Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke torn into rival Mayor Pete Buttigieg for not supporting his plan to have mandatory buybacks of AR-15s and AK-47s. O'Rourke jabbed Buttigieg after participating in the "2020 Presidential Gun Safety Forum" on Wednesday, saying the South Bend, Ind. mayor was solely focused on running his campaign based on polls, focus groups, and consultants. "What Pete has been saying is that a mandatory buyback is 'the shiny object that is distracting us.' How in the world can you say that? To March For Our Lives. How can you say that to survivors of mass shootings across...
  • Woke: Impeachment. Broke: Gun control?

    10/02/2019 2:50:30 PM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 10/2/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    With virtually all other political news besides impeachment screeching to a halt, some liberal activists are raising an uncomfortable question. Weren’t we supposed to be working on a new gun control deal? That’s going to be the topic at a forum in Las Vegas today when ten Democratic 2020 hopefuls will be discussing the issue close to the anniversary of the worst mass shooting in the country’s history which took place in that city. They clearly would all like to score a win on background checks at a minimum, but for some strange reason, the Republicans (and the President) might...
  • Gun control town hall at firing range erupts as tempers flare

    10/02/2019 2:12:51 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 20 replies
    Fox 2 Detroit ^ | 10-01-2019 | Randy Wimbley
    COMMERCE TWP., Mich. (FOX 2) - A town hall on gun control featuring Congresswoman Haley Stevens ended early as tempers flared and the arguing turned to shouting Tuesday. It was held at the Multi Lakes Conservation Association and organizers were not transparent as to what the town hall would be about when it was booked at the club. Many of the members did not find out until recently that it would be about guns and gun control.
  • MSNBC Fears ‘Heavily Armed’ Trump Supporters Invading D.C.

    10/02/2019 9:03:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 145 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/1/2019 | Kyle Drennan
    In the midst of rightfully calling out President Trump for some of his overheated rhetoric reacting to the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, on Tuesday, MSNBC immediately undermined its criticism by engaging its own extreme rhetoric and suggesting that “heavily armed” Trump supporters would march on Washington “to protect their president.” “President Trump ratcheting up his rhetoric as he tries to derail the push for impeachment proceedings. On Twitter, he’s quoted a top supporter who said impeachment could create a, quote, ‘Civil War-like fracture,’” anchor Craig Melvin warned in the 11:00 a.m. ET hour. Turning to Washington Post political reporter Eugene Scott,...
  • The House Judiciary Committee's Assault Weapons Ban Fallout

    09/30/2019 8:04:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/30/2019 | John R Lott
    If you want to see how extreme the Democrats have gotten on gun control, you just had to listen to a House Judiciary Committee hearing last week. It is one thing for Democrats such as Beto O'Rourke and Rep. Eric Swalwell (R-CA) to call for confiscating AR-15s and civilian versions of AK-47s. But in the committee hearing this past Wednesday, the loudest applause came when Democratic witnesses called for bans on all or at least the vast majority of guns. "I believe that any weapon that can be used to hunt individuals should be banned," announced Charlottesville Police Chief RaShall...
  • This Woman Just Slapped Down Soy Boy Beto's Gun Confiscation Proposal Right Right To His Face

    09/27/2019 10:39:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/20/2019 | Matt Vespa
    Not all heroes wear capes. That’s a saying that’s tossed around a lot for feel-good moments. In Colorado, one woman flatly rejected Bob O’Rourke’s proposal to confiscate firearms, telling him to his face that she’s an AR-15 owner and there was no way the government was taking it away from her. The funny thing about Bob is that he thinks his proposal will be successful because Americans would just comply. And this also circles back into the notion that liberals have zero sense of history other than saying that the Founders were evil racists whose statues should be removed and...