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  • AR-15 maker pours $150,000 into anti-Hillary, pro-gun campaign

    07/27/2016 8:52:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 7/25/2016 | Paul Bedard
    popular firearms company that makes AR-15-style rifles has donated an eye-popping $150,000 to the arms industry's "#GunVote" campaign to stop Democrat Hillary Clinton and liberal gun control measures. O.F. Mossberg & Sons Inc. put its support in the campaign headed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation which heads the campaign.
  • Ed Rendell to Democrats: Time to Be ‘Single-Issue’ Gun Control Voters

    07/27/2016 7:08:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/27/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell (D) tells a gathering of activists in Philadelphia it’s time for Democrats to be “single issue” voters for gun control. The gathering was co-hosted by the PA SAFE Caucus, “Everytown for Gun Safety, American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention, CeaseFirePA,” and Gabby Giffords’s gun control group, Americans for Responsible Solutions. According to Daily Local News, Rendell said, “If we’re going to make progress, the message we have to take is that we’re going to be single-issue voters. I don’t care about e-mails or anything else, (but) we need to vote for Hillary Clinton because...
  • Dr. Dre cited on gun charge following driveway encounter

    07/26/2016 8:17:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/26/2016 | unkinown
    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Dre has been cited after a man says the rapper pointed a handgun at him. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the man told them he was parked outside a Malibu, California, home when Dre ordered him to leave and showed a gun. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, told sheriff's deputies he didn't have a gun and that the man was blocking his driveway. He says the man moved his car but parked nearby. He says the man drove off after Dre recorded video of him.
  • SAF Slams Media Cover For Clinton’s Campaign Against Second Amendment

    07/24/2016 10:27:30 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 2 replies
    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today condemned attempts by the agenda-driven media, led by CBS, to provide cover for Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton’s war on gun rights by trying to debunk Republican Donald Trump’s statement Thursday night that Clinton “wants to essentially abolish the Second Amendment.” “CBS News and others argue that Trump’s allegation is not true, and that ‘Clinton has spoken up for Second Amendment rights on several occasions,’” noted SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “They are being disingenuous at best, and they know it. “More than a year ago,” he recalled, “Clinton...
  • Gabby Giffords Coaches Hillary Clinton On How To BS Voters On Gun Control

    07/24/2016 7:45:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    downtrend.com/ ^ | 7/21/2016 | Brian Anderson
    Gun Control has been a losing political issue on the national stage for as long as there have been guns and elections. Democrats however are stupid and think this year things are going to be different. The problem is “gun control” sounds so fascist and Americans are kind of attached to their rights so a liberal think tank led by Gabby Giffords’ anti-gun group has come up with ways that democrats like Hillary Clinton can bullshit voters into thinking their unconstitutional efforts are something other than what they are. Politico reports that Giffords’ Americans For Responsible Solutions along with other...
  • Assistant DA discusses gun control at Crime-Stoppers meeting (Albany, NY)

    07/24/2016 7:37:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    albanyherald.com ^ | 7/22/2016 | jon gosa
    Gun control has been a divisive topic in American discourse lately, and as Elam discussed the pros and cons of gun control she offered the opinion that guns are not needed, even for self defense. “So, about gun control. It’s a hot topic nowadays. The pros of gun control are less guns mean a safer world, ” said Elam. “Gun control laws are correlated to lower rates of violence. Guns are not needed to defend against government. The key to protecting our society is information, and guns are not needed, even for self defense.”
  • AP Poll: Americans Disapprove of Obama’s Handling of Gun Laws, Believe Gun Ownership Makes Us Safer

    07/24/2016 7:01:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/23/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    An Associated Press (AP) poll released July 23 shows that 59 percent of Americans disapprove of President Obama’s handling of gun laws, and an even greater majority, 62 percent, believe owning a gun makes people safer by “preventing them from becoming victims of crime.” The poll also shows that 53 percent of Americans support national reciprocity for concealed carry permits. National reciprocity renders a concealed carry permit issued in one state valid in every state. An overwhelming majority of respondents also said a “high priority” for law enforcement should be “cracking down on people who own guns illegally” and “cracking...
  • Germany 'urgently needs tighter gun control laws in wake of Munich mass shooting'

    07/23/2016 11:05:25 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 80 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | Jul 24, 2016 | FRASER MOORE
    Crazed Ali David Sonboly, 18, gunned down nine helpless victims during a rampage outside a McDonalds restaurant and then busy shopping centre in Munich. And now Sigmar Gabriel, head of the Social Democrats, has demanded that more must be done to limit access to deadly weapons, saying gun control is an “important issue”. He added: “We must continue to do all we can to limit and strictly control access to deadly weapons.” The comments come as questions were raised as to how Sonboly, who was reportedly obsessed with mass killings, gained access to the 9mm Glock pistol used in the...
  • MAKING OUR COMMUNITIES SAFER (Anti 2nd playbook)

    07/21/2016 9:30:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    A Guide to Understanding and Engaging Americans on the Need for Stronger Gun Laws
  • Social Security under fire for plan to disarm seniors

    07/18/2016 6:39:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/18/2016 | Bob Unruh
    “It also appears that the adjudication of a recipient as being mentally defective can be made by any federal bureaucrat working for the SSA, and they can make the decision without any medical professional being involved. The often vague and sometimes generalized criteria for this adjudication process described in the proposed regulations clearly denies the basic elements of due process to the affected social security beneficiaries. “The burden of proving they are competent and/or not mentally defective falls squarely on the Social Security beneficiary. This means the bottom line for Social Security recipients is the same as that for veterans....
  • Health Care and Guns – What Do They Have in Common?

    07/17/2016 6:39:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/17/2016 | Alan Preston
    Our Constitution was ratified on Sept. 17, 1787, 11-plus years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. James Madison wanted to make sure that our unalienable rights were also in the Constitution in order to protect the citizens from the very government they created. It was not until Dec. 15, 1791, that the original Bill of Rights was adopted and made a part of the Constitution. Anyone who has read the Constitution knows that the words “health care” cannot be found anywhere in that document. It is not in the Bill of Rights. Some people assert that “health care”...
  • Dickey: France is ‘Not Alabama,’ Terrorist Can’t Get Guns ‘In Any Old Store’

    07/16/2016 6:39:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 119 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7/15/2016 | Kyle Drennen
    Appearing on MSNBC in the 11 a.m. ET hour on Friday, Daily Beast editor and NBC News contributor Christopher Dickey was confounded by the idea that the terrorist who launched Thursday’s attack on France was heavily armed: “...where the hell did he get those arms? I mean, this is not Alabama or South Carolina or Texas. You just can't go buy automatic pistols in any old store in town by showing your driver's license.”
  • Texas professor claims concealed carry will force her to give A’s or get shot

    07/15/2016 9:08:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 81 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/15/16 | Doug Book, Editor
    Jessica Smartt Gullion, an assistant professor at the Texas Woman’s University, has decided that allowing students to carry concealed weapons would force the school’s educators to give students higher grades than they deserve. On August 1st, the state’s campus carry law goes into effect, allowing individuals with a concealed carry license to carry a firearm in all 4 year colleges and universities throughout the state. University of Texas professors Lynn Glass, Lisa Moore and Mia Carter decided to file a lawsuit, asking for an injunction to prevent the law going into effect. They contend that the presence of guns in...
  • Man who tried to rob Waffle House with an AK-47 is shot by customer (Texas)

    07/13/2016 12:02:04 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 94 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 13, 2016 | Will Axford
    <p>A man with an AK-47 who robbed customers at a Waffle House in Texas is on life support after being shot by a customer with a licensed handgun.</p> <p>According to the DeSoto Police Department, Antione Cooper, 26, entered the restaurant in the 1500 block of North Beckley Avenue at 2:30 a.m. Thursday. Patrons at the Waffle House told police Cooper robbed several customers before leaving the restaurant and entering the parking lot.</p>
  • Armed Citizen Executes Dramatic Takedown of Perp

    07/13/2016 7:59:19 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 29 replies
    Liberty Park Press ^ | July 13, 2016 | Conn Williamson
    There is one less dangerous and reckless driver on the nation’s roadways thanks to the efforts of Nevada resident Brandon Francis. Francis earned the medal of bravery award for the week, by executing a complete armed citizen’s arrest of an alleged hit and run driver Monday night, after a pedestrian was struck in Las Vegas. A bystander caught the full takedown on video. According to reports, the driver hit a pedestrian with a vehicle and attempted to flee the scene. Francis immediately blocked the suspect’s escape path and jumped out of his vehicle with a firearm drawn. He was able...
  • If You Don’t Want Police To Shoot You, Don’t Resist Arrest

    07/12/2016 7:10:27 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 62 replies
    federalist .com ^ | July 11,2016 | John Gibbs
    You see, unlike those men recently shot, I do not fear for my life from the police. Quite the contrary, my life is made safer by the police who stand between me and people like Sterling, who is much more likely to break into my car or stick me up at night compared to any harm that might come to me from a police officer. The fact is, the police are not shooting black men like me. Why? Because I am not a criminal, and when the police stop me, I politely do what they say, and they leave me...
  • Harvard Study Debunks Shooting Myth

    07/12/2016 12:08:50 PM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    commentarymagazine.com ^ | 7/11/2016 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    What if the popular narrative about police racism that’s being pushed by Black Lives Matter and others in the wake of last week’s fatal shootings is based on unfounded assumptions? That’s the question we are forced to confront today after the publication of a new study conducted by Harvard University’s Rolando G. Fryer Jr. that shows there is no evidence that blacks are more likely than whites to be shot by cops. Fryer, an African-American economics professor, characterized the results as “the most surprising result of my career.” While FBI director James Comey is quoted in a New York Times...
  • The next time someone complains about the ‘epidemic’ of gun violence…

    07/12/2016 8:59:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/12/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    The next time someone complains about the “epidemic” of gun violence, point out this awkward fact: The 10,945 firearm homicides in 2014 represented a 40-percent drop from the peak hit in 1993, when there were 18,253 firearm homicides in the country, according to CDC data. Far from being an epidemic, lethal gun violence is far below its peak almost a quarter of a century ago. This data comes from a report written by Terrence Jeffrey at CNSNews:
  • CBS Anchor Demands Executive Action on ‘Armor Piercing Bullets’

    07/12/2016 8:08:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7/11/2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Following the tragic attack on Dallas police officers late last week, CBS anchor Scott Pelley took it upon himself on Monday to pressure Vice President Joe Biden for the Obama administration ban so-called ‘armor piercing rounds.” “Late today we asked Joe Biden about the ready availability of armor-piercing bullets,” he stated on CBS Evening News, “Dallas' mayor has blamed them for penetrating his officers' vests.” Pelley seemed to go after Biden right out of the gate, “Why hasn't your administration restricted the sale of armor-piercing rounds through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives?” The vice president responded by...
  • House GOP indefinitely delays gun control votes(politico, take your chances)

    07/11/2016 10:46:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/7/2016 | Rachael Bade and John Bresnahan
    House Republican infighting has forced GOP leaders to indefinitely postpone a vote on an "anti-terrorism package," leaving Congress with no legislative response to last month's massacre in Orlando. As Democrats are pushing Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) for votes on their gun control proposals, taking to the House floor Thursday to read the names of victims of gun violence, Republicans can’t agree among themselves on what they will support in a gun package. While some in House leadership hold out hope for a vote before the July 15 recess, sources cautioned that much work remains to get there.
  • JESSE JACKSON: IN TEXAS AK-47S ‘CAN BRING DOWN AIRPLANES’Jesse Jackson: In Texas AK-47s ‘Can Bring D

    07/11/2016 6:53:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10 July 2016 | by AWR Hawkins
    Jackson’s discussion of guns began with his criticism of “military-style weapons on the streets.” Guest-host Shannon Bream countered Jackson, pointing out that the phrase “military-style weapons” conjures up the image of the machine guns in the minds of listeners. She said it is “important to make a distinction” between gun types, particularly in light of the fact that the Dallas gunman used a semiautomatic rifle, not an automatic one. Jackson then attempted to counter Bream’s point, saying, “Yes, but in Texas these militarized AK-47s, not only can they shoot up theaters and churches, they can bring down airplanes.”
  • You Carry Every Day. Do You Know What to do if You’re Pulled Over?

    07/10/2016 7:39:06 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 154 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 9 Jul, 2016 | Jenn Jacques
    It’s happened to most of us – some more than others. You’re driving down the highway or a backroad or maybe you roll through a stop sign one too many times, and here they come. The flashing lights, the piercing sound of the siren. It’s nerve-racking, to say the least. With so much tension surrounding recent officer-involved shootings, I feel a duty to open the discussion on what to do when legal gun owners either open or concealed carrying are pulled over by police. No matter what state you find yourself in, national firearms expert and trainer Massad Ayoob explains...
  • Here’s What’s Missing From The NRA’s Ridiculous Response To The Dallas Shootings(barf)

    07/09/2016 9:33:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    winningdemocrats.com ^ | 7/9/2016 | Charles Topher
    Wayne Lapierre has officially responded to the horrifying events in Dallas Dallas, but something seems to be…missing. Actually, several things: Let’s go down the list and see just what the NRA decided NOT to talk about:
  • CBS Co-Host Hints at Gun Control: ‘What Do Lawmakers Need to Do to Finally Turn This Corner?’

    07/09/2016 9:07:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7/8/2016 | Curtis Houck
    Schieffer’s poignant words that many Americans relate to were quickly dispatched as he bemoaned the “powerful weapons of war” and how police in general “are shooting first and asking questions later”: People are dissatisfied, they are frustrated, and they act out on these things and when you put those who are deranged into the mix, and they have access to these very powerful weapons of war, it just makes the stakes even higher. There's no excuse for some of the police shootings that we have been seeing. Police are shooting first and asking questions later. But on the other hand,...
  • Black Lives Matter Releases a Statement on Dallas Shooting(Pertinent verbiage)

    07/09/2016 6:33:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 58 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 7/8/2016 | Josh Feldman
    "To assign the actions of one person to an entire movement is dangerous and irresponsible."
  • “Shall not be unreasonably infringed.”

    07/08/2016 11:00:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    gunmartblog.com ^ | 7/7/2016 | Eric
    If you dont read anything else today, go read this. Yet, notice the pertinent language of the Second Amendment: “The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” In stark contrast to the Fourth Amendment, the Second Amendment does not say gun rights “shall not be unreasonably infringed.” Reasonableness has nothing to do with the matter, nor does crisis management. How could they? The Second Amendment aims to maintain the people’s power of self-defense, including against the government. Since that is the point of the right, nothing could be more unreasonable than to allow its...
  • Ryan: GOP Bill Will Keep Terrorists from Obtaining Guns Without Compromising 2nd Amendment

    07/07/2016 10:20:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 7, 2016 | 5:25 PM EDT | Jeannette Richard
    Holding up a copy of the U.S. Constitution to make his point, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said that a Republican-introduced gun bill will prevent terrorists from obtaining weapons while not infringing on Americans’ due process and Second Amendment rights. “There isn’t a person in Congress that wants a terrorist to get a gun. But we also want to make sure that we do not undermine those ongoing terrorist investigations that law enforcement is conducting,” Ryan said Wednesday at the Republican National Committee (RNC) in Washington. […] Ryan characterized the Homeland Safety and Security Act, which House Majority Leader Rep....
  • Rapper: Answer to bloodbath on Philly's streets – more guns (a rapper who gets it)

    07/07/2016 2:07:19 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    In a city awash in violence, where a homicide or two is reported every few days, Maj Toure believes more guns – in the hands of the right people – could help stem the bloodshed. “The good guys -- the people that want to be more informed, more responsible, that want to be card-carrying good guys and girls -- those are the people that we’re talking to,” said Toure, a North Philly native and rapper. It's a similar message to the one espoused by the powerful lobbyist the National Rifle Association, which responded to calls for stricter gun control laws...
  • California Bites The Bullet With Background Checks

    07/07/2016 10:27:32 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 7, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    On the heels of the San Bernardino massacre, where terrorists entered a gun-free zone to slaughter their unarmed victims, California Gov. Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown signed legislation making it more difficult for law-abiding Americans to defend themselves. In the liberal mind, that doesn’t matter. It’s “gun violence”, not gang violence or terrorist violence. So let’s pass laws that would not have prevented San Bernardino: The Democratic governor signed six bills Friday requiring gun owners to give up magazines holding more than 10 rounds and to undergo a background check before they can purchase ammunition, among other measures… Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/07/california_bites_the_bullet_with_background_checks.html#ixzz4Dk9BAJbu Follow...
  • Machine Guns Are Legal: A Practical Guide to Full Auto

    07/07/2016 10:09:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    thefirearmblog.com ^ | 5/21/2014 | Alex C
    I love machine guns. They don’t call the selectors on automatic firearms “fun switches” for nothing, and I have yet to hand off a machine gun to someone and have it not bring a smile to their face (it brings me joy exposing people to full auto for the first time). For the sake of this article, the word “machine gun” will meet the ATF’s definition: Any weapon which shoots, is designed to shoot, or can be readily restored to shoot, automatically more than one shot without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger.
  • Gun-Toting Action Star Matt Damon Wants Australian-Style Gun Ban in U.S.

    07/05/2016 9:24:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/5/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Gun-toting action star Matt Damon of The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, and The Departed, says he wishes the U.S. would implement a gun ban similar to the one Australia implemented in the 1990s. Appearing in Sydney, Australia, for his latest gun-toting action film, Jason Bourne, Damon praised Australia’s gun ban and said he wishes the U.S. would follow the Aussies’ lead. According to Stuff, Damon said, “You guys did it here in one fell swoop and I wish that could happen in my country, but it’s such a personal issue for people that we cannot talk...
  • Jerry Brown: We’re Coming for Your High-Capacity Magazines

    07/04/2016 9:58:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 117 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/3/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    The high-capacity gun magazine ban goes into effect July 1, 2017, and the language of the ban – contained in SB 1446 – leaves no question as to the limited options for owners of such magazines: A person who, prior to July 1, 2017, legally possesses a large-capacity magazine shall dispose of that magazine by any of the following means: (1) Remove the large-capacity magazine from the state. (2) Prior to July 1, 2017, sell the large-capacity magazine to a licensed firearms dealer. (3) Destroy the large-capacity magazine. (4) Surrender the large-capacity magazine to a law enforcement agency for destruction.
  • New California Gun Laws Met With Mixed Reactions (LOOK WHAT LAW DID **NOT** GET PASSED!!!!!!!!(

    The other laws that were signed into effect will do the following: •SB 1446 – Prohibits the possession of large capacity magazines. •AB 1511 – Prohibits people from lending a gun to anyone outside immediate family members. •AB 1135 – Closes the “bullet button” loophole by making assault weapons that can be modified illegal. •AB 1695 – Criminalizes falsely reporting a stolen gun, to discourage “straw sales” or illegal, off the books gun sales. •SB 880 – Closes “Bullet Button” loophole and requires existing weapons that fit that description to be registered. ******* Assemblyman Jim Cooper was disappointed for a...
  • Physician Groups Representing 426,000 Doctors: Gun Violence MUST STOP

    07/02/2016 5:07:54 PM PDT · by freeandfreezing · 126 replies
    Our organizations and many others have called on Congress to provide the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with funding for research into the causes and prevention of gun violence. In addition, we published a joint editorial on gun violence in the Annals of Internal Medicine. These unspeakable acts highlight gun violence as a grim and increasing public health epidemic that kills approximately 91 Americans every day. THIS MUST STOP.
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs bulk of sweeping gun-control package into law, vetoes five bills

    07/01/2016 3:45:38 PM PDT · by InsidiousMongo · 105 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | 7/1/2016
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed six gun-control bills into law, including a requirement that ammunition purchasers undergo background checks. The governor vetoed five other measures. “My goal in signing these bills is to enhance public safety by tightening our existing laws in a responsible and focused manner, while protecting the rights of law-abiding gun owners,” Brown wrote in a message. Brown approved bills that would ban the sale of semiautomatic rifles equipped with bullet buttons allowing the ammunition magazines to be easily detached and replaced. The National Rifle Assn. Institute for Legislative Action accused the governor of exploiting the...
  • WHILE NOBODY WAS PAYING ATTENTION, KERRY SIGNS U.N. GUN BAN TREATY

    07/01/2016 11:38:59 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 209 replies
    Overpasses News Desk ^ | June 30, 2016 5:00 pm
    If U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has his way the United Nations will be able to say if Americans are allowed to have their Second Amendment rights. He signed an anti-gun treaty with the United Nations that the U.S. Senate has already said it is against. The treaty Kerry signed without authorization from the Senate would create an un-Constitutional registry of all US gun buyers and would lead to the UN controlling American's gun rights. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday signed a controversial U.N. treaty on arms regulation, riling U.S. lawmakers who vow the Senate will not...
  • US Anti-Gun Senator Jamilah Nasheed arrested with a loaded gun, extra clips, and drunk in Ferguson

    06/30/2016 8:15:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 70 replies
    endingthefed.com ^ | 6/26/2016 | unknown
    Guess who got arrested Monday night after she refused to get up off the ground out in the middle of the road in front of the Ferguson Police Department? And not only arrested, but arrested while her breath reportedly reeked of alcohol and she just so happened to be carrying a fully loaded 9mm with extra ammo? Why none other than Anti-gun Missouri Senator Jamilah Nasheed (D-St. Louis), who has herself sponsored multiple gun control bills. “It was a symbolic arrest – sending a message to the protesters that we can protest peacefully and that we must protest peacefully and...
  • Fear, loathing and firearms: sensory overload inside the NRA's Mall of Death

    06/30/2016 7:44:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    thegurardian.com ^ | 6/25/2016 | Ben Fountain
    At the 145th National Rifle Association annual meetings and exhibits, you could see and purchase replica flintlock muskets like the kind Daniel Boone used, “wardrobe” handguns the size of a cellphone, a carriage-mounted 1883 Gatling gun, historic firearms from the Renaissance down through the latest Surge, bullet-splat jewelry, deep-concealment holsters, triple barrel shotguns, and camo everything – coolers, flasks, four-wheelers, deer blinds, infant-wear and sexy-time lingerie. Mingling with a crowd striking for its nearly uniform whiteness, I did lapse into a kind of fugue state from time to time, a retail trance brought on by sheer sensory overload, but with...
  • Missouri GOP Poised to Override Veto, Legalize Permitless Carry(Show me!)

    06/29/2016 6:06:27 PM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/28/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe (R-Dist. 6) says he and his GOP colleagues are ready to override Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) veto of permitless carry legislation. Nixon vetoed the legislation, SB 656, on June 27, just over two weeks after defenseless Orlando, Florida, residents demonstrated the dangers unarmed citizens face when targeted by a determined armed attacker. According to The Kansas City Star, House Speaker Todd Richardson (R-Dist. 152) said the House will override the veto if an override attempt prevails in the Senate.
  • My Family Fled Communism. STOP Pushing Soviet-Style Gun Control Here(Lithuanian)

    06/29/2016 6:00:38 PM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    bulletsfirst.net ^ | 6/28/2016 | Gabriella Hoffman
    My parents never despised guns before coming to America, except when they were in the hands of bad people. When they came here 30 years ago, they were intrigued by the American way of life and boundless freedom here. They knew Americans owned firearms (especially the likes of actor John Wayne) and proudly touted the Second Amendment. Compared to the U.S., Soviet-occupied Lithuania was gun-free except for those in elite governmental positions. My dad always said the Soviets succeeded in oppressing Lithuanians and others by first disarming them. I always knew he was right, but aimed to confirm his assertions....
  • Stung by defeats, Democrats shift strategy on gun control

    06/27/2016 7:57:10 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 64 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 6/27/16 | By Maya Rao Star Tribune
    Congressional Democrats increasingly frustrated by a string of defeats on gun issues in Washington are scrambling to harness a public outpouring after last week’s sit-in protest on the House floor. Party leaders are urging members to conduct similar sit-ins around the country as they try to sustain the flash of hard-core activism on the gun issue. “We don’t have the numbers to get things done, so we have to turn to more dramatic displays to galvanize the public so they can help us pressure the Republicans to do what’s right,” said U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.
  • In Voisine v. US, SCOTUS just ruled people convicted of domestic violence can't buy guns

    06/27/2016 9:17:13 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 46 replies
    AOL ^ | June 27, 2016 | Marie Solis
    On Monday, in the case of Voisine v. the United States, the United States Supreme Court handed down a decision that prohibits people convicted of domestic violence from purchasing guns in a 6-2 vote, according to SCOTUSBlog. This was the case of two Maine men who were convicted on state domestic violence charges and then found with firearms and charged with violating a federal law that prohibits domestic abusers from having firearms," reads the live blog. "The question was whether their convictions qualified under the statute."
  • Why Gun Control Can’t Be Solved in the USA

    06/27/2016 8:32:30 AM PDT · by justlurking · 67 replies
    Dilbert Blog ^ | 2016-06-22 | Scott Adams
    On average, Democrats (that’s my team (*) see footnote below) use guns for shooting the innocent. We call that crime. On average, Republicans use guns for sporting purposes and self-defense. If you don’t believe me, you can check the statistics on the Internet that don’t exist. At least I couldn’t find any that looked credible. But we do know that race and poverty are correlated. And we know that poverty and crime are correlated. And we know that race and political affiliation are correlated. Therefore, my team (Clinton) is more likely to use guns to shoot innocent people, whereas the...
  • Gun salesman-in-chief: 52,600 a-day under Obama, more seen under Hillary

    06/27/2016 5:01:23 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/27/16 | Paul Bedard
    Gun sales are on a pace to break last year's record of more than 23 million, a boon to the U.S. industry and gun stores thanks to election-year worries about gun control and recent terror attacks, according to government figures and experts. Under Obama, background checks for guns reached 141.4 million through the end of May, amounting to sales of about 52,600 a day, according to the FBI. Last year, the FBI conducted more than 23 million background checks, which are generally used to figure sales of new and used weapons. Domestically, manufacturers have reported producing about 21,000 guns a...
  • CAIR Calls Gun Control Bill Anti-Muslim

    06/26/2016 2:37:30 PM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    breitbart ^ | June 26, 2016 | BREITBART NEWS
    CAIR opposes the Terrorist Firearms Prevention Act of 2016, “because it appears to limit the ban on firearms purchases to American Muslims.” From The Clarion Project: If left-wing politicians thought they were immune from ridiculous accusations of anti-Muslim bigotry by treating the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) with kid gloves, they are in for a surprise. In declaring its opposition to the latest bi-partisan bill to prevent suspected terrorists from buying guns, the sordid group has accused the Democrats and Republicans of trying to suppress Muslims’ civil liberties.
  • Barack has decided that armed self-defense “defies common sense”

    06/26/2016 8:41:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 32 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/26/16 | Doug Book, Editor
    “Did you see how dark it was? It’s likely that more people would have been killed.” This was Bill Clinton’s response to a suggestion that law abiding people with firearms of their own might have been able to save lives by stopping Islamic terrorist Omar Mateen at the Orlando nightclub Pulse. Of course, Bill was comfortably surrounded by armed security during his Bloomberg television interview, as was Barack during his speech in Orlando a few days later. But Obama offered an even more pointed dissent from those who believe the little people should be permitted the means of preserving their...
  • 26 Dems In House Sit-In Were Gun Owners

    06/26/2016 8:01:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 6/24/2016 | Dan Zimmerman
    Make no mistake, the inexorable growth of government, always-more intrusive regulation and the ever-increasing horde of unaccountable bureaucrats has begun to result in blowback from the citizenry. For proof, you only need to look at the unlikely rise of a candidate like Donald Trump and the result of yesterday’s Brexit vote in the U.K. The latest example of government elites displaying a naked double standard — because remember, they know how you should live your life better than you do: the fact that the House hissy fit thrown by Dems unhappy with their inability to further restrict their constituents’ gun...
  • NPR issues large correction about stay-at-home mom/gun-control activist(STW)

    06/26/2016 7:02:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 6/23/2016 | Erik Wemple
    This report refers to Shannon Watts as one in a group of “regular people” who began advocating for stricter gun control measures in recent years. After the December 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., she created the “One Million Moms for Gun Control” Facebook page. It later became “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.” We should have noted that Watts has a background in corporate communications. From 1998 to mid-2012, she was a corporate communications executive or consultant at such companies as Monsanto and FleishmanHillard. Before that, Watts had what she says was a...
  • LGBT turnout for free course surprises local shooting range

    06/25/2016 6:33:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    click2houston.com ^ | 6/22/2016 | Ryan Korsgard
    HOUSTON - It was a unique offer by the Shiloh Shooting Range in northwest Harris County, just days after the shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. Shiloh offered free gun classes to the LGBT community and hundreds of people responded. "We learned gun safety,” said Jared Anthony. “We learned that it's not ... it's a big responsibility. If you do carry, it's something that you do need to take seriously. You are providing ... you're providing a service to the community really." More News Headlines Local shooting range offers free CHL course to LGBT community Uber offering free rides...
  • CNN Gets Schooled By Guest With Actual Facts on Gun Violence in the U.S

    06/24/2016 6:56:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/23/2016 | Kristine Marsh
    On Thursday morning’s CNN Newsroom, host Carol Costello brought on Erich Pratt, executive director for Gun Owners of America to argue with him about guns as the root cause of violence in the U.S. Unfortunately for Costello, her guest had facts ready to combat the journalist’s agenda and ably argued his point to where Costello had nothing left to defend her case. (transcript) Pratt then pointed out that other countries have far stricter gun laws but have much higher rates of murder, like in Japan where suicide rates are astronomical. “Actually, our murder rate is not even in the top...