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  • Hawai‘i becomes first state in nation to enroll firearms owners in centralized information system

    06/24/2016 2:13:59 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 49 replies
    Governors Office Newsroom ^ | June 23 , 2016 | David Ige
    HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed SB 2954 (ACT 108) which authorizes county police departments in Hawai‘i to enroll firearms applicants and individuals registering their firearms, in a criminal record monitoring service. The system, also known as the “Rap Back” system, is a service of the Federal Bureau of Investigation that provides continuous criminal record monitoring for authorized government agencies such as law enforcement agencies. The service notifies the agencies when a firearm owner is arrested for a criminal offense anywhere in the country. This will allow county police departments in Hawai‘i to evaluate whether the firearm owner may continue...
  • Violent Felons Are Trying to Get Their Gun Rights Back in Virginia

    06/24/2016 1:04:33 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 24, 2016 | Brent Scher
    As congressional Democrats spent the week pressing for the passage of new gun control legislation, violent felons in Virginia were able to take steps towards having their right to own a firearm restored thanks to action taken by the state’s Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe. When McAuliffe restored the voting rights for 206,000 felons in a move critics say was politically motivated, he also opened the door for those felons to have their right to own a firearm restored. Previously, felons would individually have to petition the executive branch to have their civil rights restored. Petitioners would have to fill out...
  • Law Professor Demands Repeal of 'Outdated' Second Amendment, Makes Very Weak Case

    06/24/2016 10:44:23 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 62 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 24, 2016 | George Leef
    The massacre in Orlando has prompted many demands for still more laws intended to prevent deranged killers like Omar Mateen from getting their hands on firearms. It has also occasioned more radical ideas, including the repeal of the Second Amendment. That is exactly what Drexel University law professor David S. Cohen proposes in his June 13th article in Rolling Stone, “Why It’s Time to Repeal the Second Amendment.” Naturally, Cohen’s writing is full of passion. Anti-gun forces will no doubt laud his piece as visionary and compelling. It lacks any good arguments, however and suffers from the fatal flaw of...
  • 'Cheers' star John Ratzenberger says hurrah for Donald Trump

    06/24/2016 9:53:32 AM PDT · by DFG · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/24/2016 | Carl Kozlowski
    John Ratzenberger played one of America's most beloved sitcom characters, Cliff the Mailman, on "Cheers" for 11 years. Since then, he has become one of the most-employed voices in Pixar movies, with a role in the latest, "Finding Dory." But he's also a longtime Republican activist who will be appearing in four panels at Politicon starting Saturday and running through the weekend in Pasadena, California. LifeZette talked to the actor, 69, about his opinions on the issues involved in two of his four panels at the weekend gathering -- his passion for the Second Amendment ("Tons of Guns") and his...
  • House Republicans pushing gun control bill

    06/24/2016 10:16:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    Greg Nash Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) is spearheading gun control legislation that would keep firearms out of the hands of suspected terrorists, but it is unclear whether Republican leadership will give the bill a vote. The Terrorist Firearms Prevention Act announced Friday will serve as a companion bill to the compromise gun legislation introduced by Susan Collins (R-Maine) in the Senate. The gun legislation would prevent suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms. The bipartisan legislation appears to have Democratic support and is backed by a handful of Republicans, including Reps. Bob Dold (Ill.), Scott Rigell (Va.), Peter King (N.Y.) and...
  • Gun Store sells 30,000 AR-15's in 5 days after Orlando (Birth of an Internet Hoax or Joke on MSM?)

    06/24/2016 9:03:30 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    Vanity | June 24, 2016 | Perseverando
    Apparently many are being fooled by this outrageous story of how one gun store in "Podunk" Pennsylvania sold 30,000 AR-15's in 5 days after the Orlando shooting. This is an amazing feat of 21st century commerce since their "web presence" looks like something from the early 1990's. I've seen this Fox Business News story repeated on The Blaze, Washington Free Beacon, etc. This is patently absurd that no one from any reputable source has questioned this. Does no one fact check anymore (besides FreeRepublic)? The Hunters Warehouse owner, Tom Engle, told Stuart Varney of Fox Business News on June 17th...
  • Gun control initiative allowing ammo confiscation qualifies for ballot in California

    06/23/2016 7:16:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 23, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    A Democrat-backed measure that would give California the nation’s toughest restrictions on ammunition and allow the seizure of magazines exceeding 10 rounds has qualified for the state ballot. The California Secretary of State’s office announced Thursday that the Safety for All initiative, championed by Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, had gathered the petition signatures necessary for a slot on the Nov. 8 ballot. “Enough massacres, death, tears, and hate – it’s time to take action and save lives,” Mr. Newsom said in the Sacramento Bee. “The Safety for All initiative gives California voters the opportunity to keep guns and ammo...
  • McConnell quashes Senate effort on guns

    06/23/2016 4:43:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 23, 2016 | Alexander Bolton
    Greg Nash Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday cut the legs out from a bipartisan effort to keep suspected terrorists from buying guns. In doing so, McConnell, a master of the Senate’s arcane rules, provided cover for vulnerable Republicans who wanted to be seen as supporting the effort, but did not want to cross the National Rifle Association. “The scenario that Sen. McConnell set up was textbook McConnell,” said Brian Darling, a former Senate Republican aide. McConnell had promised a vote this week to Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on her bipartisan measure barring people on two key...
  • Crowder Schools SkyNews on Guns (UK newscast video)

    06/23/2016 2:18:26 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 19 replies
    Louder with Crowder YouTube ^ | june 23, 2016 | Steven Crowder
    Crowder debates SkyNews host on gun control
  • Gun Control Convert Scarborough Clashes With OK Rep. Cole

    06/23/2016 11:49:54 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    With all the zeal of a Joey-come-lately, gun-control convert Joe Scarborough clashed on today’s Morning Joe with Second Amendment defender Tom Cole, Republican congressman from Oklahoma. When Scarborough lectured Cole about terrorists “who want to kill people in your district,” Cole shot back “Joe, I know something about terrorism. I lived through an incident in Oklahoma City.” And when Scarborough patronizingly instructed Cole to “read the Constitution,” Cole retorted “I think I’ve read the Constitution as often as you have.” Mike Barnicle waited until after the interview to take a cheap shot at Cole, claiming that he is “handcuffed to...
  • Democrats End Sit-In After 25 Hours, Drawing Attention to Gun Control

    06/23/2016 11:27:40 AM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 23, 2016 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and EMMARIE HUETTEMAN
    House Democrats ended their 25-hour sit-in over gun control legislation on Thursday, a protest Speaker Paul D. Ryan labeled a high-profile stunt that undermined the basic institutions of government. Mr. Ryan said he was “not going to allow stunts like this to stop us from carrying out the people’s business.” He added, “This is about a publicity stunt and now a fund-raising scheme.” But on legislative business, it was Mr. Ryan who prevailed. He personally reclaimed control of the House, pounding his gavel and muscling through a major appropriations bill that included funding for combating the Zika virus, without debate.
  • Democrats end sit-in on gun control

    06/23/2016 11:08:27 AM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    thehill.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Cristina Marcos and Mike Lillis
    Democrats ended their sit-in on the House floor shortly after 1 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, after more than 24 hours of stalling proceedings to call for action on gun-control legislation. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) spoke while surrounded by his Democratic colleagues to close the protest, which lasted through the night after beginning shortly after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. "We must come back on July 5 more determined than ever before," Lewis declared in anticipation of the House's return date after the Independence Day recess. Democrats planned to hold a rally on the Capitol steps after ending the sit-in, but what their...
  • Paul Ryan Says Democratic ‘Stunt’ Is Not ‘A Proud Moment For Democracy’(dumbass!)

    06/23/2016 9:50:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/23/2016 | Alex Pappas
    House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday reacted to the Democratic sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives over gun control by saying: “I don’t think this should be a very proud moment for democracy or the people who staged these stunts.” In his weekly press conference at the Capitol, Ryan said: “This is the people’s house. This is Congress, the House of Representatives, the oldest democracy in the world, and they’re descending it into chaos.”
  • early Constitutional scholar called 2A “palladium of liberty”

    06/23/2016 9:50:11 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | June 23 ,2016 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty…The right of self defense is the first law of nature: in most government it has been the study of rules to confirm this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color of pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction. That’s going to be a disappointment to everyone saying the Second Amendment only refers to muskets and/or militias (especially those “sitting in” on the House...
  • Louie Gohmert Confronts Dems during Gun-Grab "Sit-in": "Radical Islam Killed these People" - Video

    06/23/2016 6:20:05 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 21 replies
    God bless Louis Gohmert! He tries to confront the mindless, juvenile Democrats staging a sit-in on the House Floor to push Gun Control. You can’t hear much of what he says, but you can see him pointing and you can hear him saying “Radical Islam killed these people" . . .
  • America Is Awash In Guns, And Crime Is At Record Lows

    06/23/2016 7:16:12 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 22, 2016 | Andrew Cline
    America Is Awash In Guns, And Crime Is At Record Lows For the average American alive today the odds of being murdered have never been lower — even though Americans possess millions more firearms. By Andrew Cline Most Americans believe America is submerged beneath a tidal wave of gun violence. A Pew Research poll in 2013 found that 56 percent of Americans thought gun violence had risen in the last 20 years, 26 percent thought it had remained the same, and only 12 percent thought it had fallen. You might be surprised to learn the 12 percent were right. The...
  • Exploiting Orlando: Nets Advance Anti-Gun Agenda By 8 to 1

    06/23/2016 7:15:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/22/2016 | Geoffrey Dickens
    In the wake of the horrific attack on an Orlando nightclub by a man espousing allegiance to ISIS, it didn’t take long for the Big Three networks (ABC, NBC, CBS) to advance the preferred political line of the Democrats, in this election year, to push for more gun control. Beginning on the evening following the shooting, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt on June 12, sounded the clarion call for gun control: “Today’s terror attack brings national security and the debate over gun control to forefront of the presidential campaigns once again.” And for the next week, an MRC study...
  • Shocker: Gun Sales Spiking Across The Country Post-Orlando(NOT)

    06/23/2016 7:05:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/22/2016 | Matt Vespa
    In the wake of the Orlando attack, gun sales are spiking across the country. Hunter’s Warehouse, a Pennsylvania-based online gun store, has sold 30,000 AR-15 rifles since the shooting. In Oklahoma, gun sales have spiked due to security concerns, with locals buying firearms to protect themselves and their families (via The Oklahoman):
  • Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey: "It's Time to Fight Back" (video)

    06/23/2016 7:06:08 AM PDT · by June2 · 13 replies
    June 16, 2016
    Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey was on Fox 35 Orlando news this morning discussing how to respond to an active shooter situation.
  • To gun lovers, you can't even have an opinion on assault rifles-unless it's theirs. Here's the proof

    06/23/2016 8:39:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 104 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 15, 2016 | Gersh Kuntzman
    The gun debate is also a gender war. In all my years in journalism — coming up on 30 (thanks) — I have never received so much angry mail as I did after yesterday's story, "What is it like to fire an AR-15? It's horrifying, menacing and very very loud." I don't mind spirited debate, but many correspondents told me that even expressing an opinion about today's high-powered weaponry is off-limits to those of us who don't own such guns. To reiterate, the goal of the story was simply to share with readers my experience of firing an AR-15, which...
  • House sit-in guarantees gun control will be a top issue in fall election

    06/23/2016 7:38:06 AM PDT · by Innovative · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 23, 2016 | James Hohmann
    THE BIG IDEA: Paul Ryan calls it “a publicly stunt.” That may be true. But it is proving to be a darn effective one. Republicans, unsure about how to deal with a sit-in that started on the House floor yesterday at 11:30 a.m., tried to talk over Democrats and hold routine votes. Then, around 3:30 a.m., they adjourned the chamber until after July Fourth – two days earlier than planned. In so doing, they’ve guaranteed that the debate about gun control will roil the congressional recess and remain a dominant storyline for the next two weeks. Democrats continue to occupy...
  • Gunman reportedly opens fire in German movie theater, several wounded

    06/23/2016 8:05:48 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 112 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 23,2016 | FoxNews.com
    DEVELOPING: A gunman in a mask stormed a movie theater in western Germany Friday and opened fire wounding several people, local media reported. Investigators would not immediately confirm the number of wounded, but described it as a "threat situation." The Kinopolis movie theater is located in Viernheim, approximately 40 miles south of Frankfurt. Police in the nearby city of Mannheim sent officers to support the operation, spokesman Norbert Schaetzle told reporters.
  • Armed man opens fire in German cinema complex, up to 50 hurt: media

    06/23/2016 7:48:06 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 104 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 06/23/2016 | Madeline Chambers
    A masked man with a gun and ammunition belt opened fire in a cinema complex in the small western German town of Viernheim, near Frankfurt, injuring between 20 and 50 people and barricaded himself inside, German media reported on Thursday.
  • Capital Hill Gun Control for Dummies

    06/23/2016 5:04:33 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-23-2016 | MOTUS
    Republicans could learn a thing or two from their Democrat colleagues – now they know how to not lose! Just say NO! Refuse to leave until you get your way.As is often the case with politicians, cats can best illustrate the basic differences.Republican cat faces its political enemy:Democrat cat, dealing with his political enemy:Butt now the conundrum: the 4th of July is coming up and many of these elected officials have parade commitments back in their districts. So don’t expect many of them to remain in the Capital Hill sandbox throughout the 4th of July break, I doubt that any...
  • To the dems protesting.......in 1963 MLK was a gun owner on an FBI Watch List!

    06/22/2016 5:38:13 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 12 replies
    Spread this link far and wide.
  • LORETTA LYNCH vs. OMAR MATEEN

    06/22/2016 4:40:14 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 80 replies
    6/22/2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    MATEEN: "I shot up the Pulse Club because I am a member of ISIS." LYNCH: "No you're not." MATEEN:"Wait, what? Yes I am..." LYNCH: "No, this has nothing to do with Muslim terrorism. I have no idea why you did this, but it wasn't radical Islam." MATEEN: "WHAT!? Did you even read what I told the 911 operator? I gave explicit Quranic justification. This is jihad, a holy crusade against pagans, blasphemers, and homosexuals." LYNCH: "No, this is definitely not a Muslim thing. You are not a true Muslim, and you defame a great religion by saying so." MATEEN: "Huh!?...
  • Dem: 'The Second Amendment needs some changing'

    06/22/2016 1:35:09 PM PDT · by PROCON · 95 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | JOEL GEHRKE
    Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pa., called for a revision of the Second Amendment during Wednesday's "sit-in" on the House floor, which has shut down the House while Democrats demand a vote on gun control legislation. "The Second Amendment needs some changing, because Americans don't agree with it and we've had it," Doyle shouted on the House floor. "We're not going to watch any more people in this country get slaughtered and do nothing." House Democrats are occupying the well of the floor in order to demand a vote on gun control legislation, such as a ban on weapons sales to people...
  • Obama Smart Gun Push Could Conflict With Constitutional Rights, Legal Expert Says

    06/22/2016 6:42:30 AM PDT · by milton23 · 21 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 6/21/2016 | Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama plans to make smart gun technology a primary part of his push to control firearms, but an expert warns that the new high-tech weaponry poses a danger to constitutional rights—and he’s not talking about the Second Amendment. In April, Obama posed the question, “If we can set it up so you can’t unlock your phone unless you’ve got the right fingerprint, why can’t we do the same thing for our guns?” Obama released a presidential memorandum requiring three departments to push smart gun research—the departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Defense. The memo also entices the industry...
  • Stephen Colbert Slams Senate for Failing to Pass Gun Control Bills

    06/22/2016 7:10:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 6/22/2016 | Nick Paschal
    Stephen Colbert was angrier than usual with the Senate after they failed to pass any of the proposed gun control bills this week. The Late Show host had a hard time believing that they couldn’t come together on something that so many Americans agree on, saying, “Ninety-two percent of Americans want to expand background checks for gun buyers, and you just ignore them. Since when does 8 percent of the population get to have total control of an issue?”
  • Homeland Security Adviser Demands National Gun Registry

    06/21/2016 12:21:51 PM PDT · by PROCON · 111 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | JUne 20, 2016 | PATRICK POOLE
    Following the terror attack in Orlando, the dominant media/political narrative turned to gun control and now-discredited claims of the suspect's mental illness (claims which included gay-baiting).Now, one controversial former FBI agent -- and current consultant to the Obama administration on "countering violent extremism" (CVE) -- is suggesting a national gun registry be created. Such a registry would target millions of law-abiding American citizens. Gamal Abdel-Hafiz, born in Cairo, immigrated to the U.S. in 1990. He recently retired from the FBI after 22 turbulent years at the bureau. Following the Orlando attack, Abdel-Hafiz explained his rationale for creating a national...
  • Loretta Lynch: ‘Most effective’ response to Islamic terrorism ‘is love’

    06/21/2016 2:35:14 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 157 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 21, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch told Florida’s LGBT community that the “most effective” weapon at America’s disposal against Islamic terrorism is “love.” Mrs. Lynch told reporters in Orlando on Tuesday that an ongoing investigation will determine the precise motive for 29-year-old Omar Mateen’s June 12 massacre at Pulse, a gay nightclub. Mateen, a former security guard, called 911 and pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group while killing 49 people and wounding 53 others.
  • Franklin Graham [Facebook Post About Today's Meeting with Donald Trump]

    06/21/2016 1:58:19 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 122 replies
    facebook ^ | 6/21/16 | Franklin Graham
    I’ve been in New York this morning to attend a meeting organized by Dr. Ben Carson and others who invited Donald J. Trump to speak to evangelical Christian leaders from across the country. Governor Mike Huckabee was moderator and Mr. Trump answered questions on a wide range of issues. Dr. James Dobson asked the first question–he asked Mr. Trump what he would do concerning religious liberty issues. Mr. Trump said the number one thing he could do for religious liberty would be to appoint great Supreme Court justices and he reminded everyone that the next president could appoint up to...
  • DOJ overrules FBI on gun sales debate, says no-fly list can be used for ban

    06/16/2016 12:38:24 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 43 replies
    Washingtontimes.com ^ | 6-16-2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch overruled FBI Director James B. Comey on Thursday, saying the Obama administration does support a ban on firearms sales to those on terrorist watch lists. Mr. Comey last year had told Congress that the ban could end up alerting suspected terrorists that they are being investigated, and that could “blow” the cases his agents are trying to build. But his superiors at the Justice Department rejected that, issuing a statement Thursday saying they want to see Congress approve the “no-fly, no-buy” plan Democrats are pursuing. “The amendment gives the Justice Department an important additional tool to...
  • AG Lynch: We Need ‘To Stop Individuals from Obtaining Guns Who Should Not Have Them

    06/19/2016 8:17:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/19/2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s meet the Press,” in commenting on the gun control push in the wake of the Orlando, FL mass shooting terror attack last weekend, Attorney General Loretta Lynch argued to have the “tools” to stop those from obtaining guns “who should not have them.”
  • White TV anchor fired after racial comments fights back with discrimination lawsuit

    06/21/2016 6:24:32 AM PDT · by orchestra · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/21/2016 | Katie Mettler
    In March, a white award-winning broadcast news anchor in Pittsburgh posted on her professional Facebook page what she claimed was a heartfelt call to action on the perceived black-on-black crime epidemic in the United States, particularly in the city she’d covered for almost 20 years. The post came two weeks after she covered a mass shooting at a backyard barbecue that left four people injured and six dead, including a pregnant woman, in Wilkinsburg, a majority black borough. The district attorney called the heinous crime calculated, planned and one of the “most brutal” he had seen in his 18-year tenure.
  • Senators roll out bipartisan gun proposal

    06/21/2016 12:03:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    Senators on Tuesday rolled out a bipartisan bill aimed at stopping suspected terrorists from buying a gun, as lawmakers try to overcome a stalemate on the issue. "Essentially we believe that if you are too dangerous to fly on an airplane, you are too dangerous to buy a gun," Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) told reporters. The legislation would allow the attorney general to block the sale of a gun if an individual is on the "no-fly" list or the so-called "selectee" list, which requires additional screening at an airport. Collins said the two lists affect approximately 109,000 people, most...
  • Supreme Court turns away challenge to Connecticut ban on many semiautomatic weapons

    06/21/2016 5:35:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 20, 2016 | Adam Liptak
    The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a Second Amendment challenge to a Connecticut law banning many semiautomatic rifles. The law, enacted in 2013 following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., made it a crime to sell or possess the firearms, which critics call assault weapons. The decision not to hear the case, not long after the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., does not set a Supreme Court precedent. But it is part of a trend in which the justices have given at least tacit approval to broad gun-control laws in states and localities...
  • Ted Nugent Posts Video Of Bernie Sanders Shooting Hillary To Death

    06/20/2016 10:38:38 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 18 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 5/11 | collins
    On Facebook Tuesday, the 67-year-old singer posted a fake video of Bernie Sanders shooting Hillary Clinton. The video includes a clip from a Democratic debate where Clinton was quoting a statistic that “90 people on average a day are killed” because of gun violence. Her Democratic opponent chuckles before pulling out a handgun and shooting Clinton. “I got your guncontrol right here bitch!” Nugent captioned the video. More than 8,000 people have “liked” the post so far.
  • Univ. of Jordan Prof. on Orlando Attack: Shooter Evoked Western, Not Islamic, Model of Heroism

    06/20/2016 9:50:50 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 11 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 6/17/16 | Yarmouk TV (Jordan)
    Following the Orlando terror attack, Professor Ahmad Nofal of the University of Jordan said in his weekly program that gunman Omar Mateen was a "sick personality" with "perverse tendencies" and that "[homosexuality] is controlled and imposed upon the world by global Zionism, Allah's number one enemy on Earth." Professor Nofal added that Mateen "evoked the Western model of heroism," represented in the massacre of Native Americans. His address aired on the Jordanian Yarmouk TV channel on June 17. Ahmad Nofal: "(Omar Mateen) is a dramatic character that requires a film - a Hitchcock-style horror movie, like 'Psycho' from over 50...
  • Fact Check: WaPo Gives Democrats Many Pinocchios For These False Claims on Guns

    06/20/2016 9:51:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2016 | Guy Benson
    The entire purpose of my satirical piece demanding the immediate defunding of Planned Parenthood and reconsideration of the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling "as a result of" the Orlando terrorist attack was to promote fact-based rationality in policymaking, even in the wake -- or especially in the wake -- of a terrible event.  "Public policy should be crafted based on evidence and empiricism, ever mindful of the constitution, even when it's politically inconvenient. Our discourse should encourage thoughtful disagreement, not seek to squelch it by serially impugning others' motives.  Our analysis of stomach-turning violent instances should be rooted in reality and fact, not shoe-horned into pre-existing ideological narratives," my author's note...
  • Sowell: The Gun Control Farce

    06/20/2016 10:07:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 21, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Surely murder is a serious subject, which ought to be examined seriously. Instead, it is almost always examined politically in the context of gun control controversies, with stock arguments on both sides that have remained the same for decades. And most of those arguments are irrelevant to the central question: Do tighter gun control laws reduce the murder rate? That is not an esoteric question, nor one for which no empirical evidence is available. Think about it. We have 50 states, each with its own gun control laws, and many of those laws have gotten either tighter or looser over...
  • Cultural Relativity and the Power of Critical Thinking

    06/20/2016 4:59:07 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-20-2016 | MOTUS
    Cultural relativity, it will be the death of us, literally:Because, you know, Islam is the religion of peace and is therefore as valid as Christianity. How did cultural relativism come to replace critical thinking in America? Maybe it started when the curriculum was dumbed down to the point of replacing math courses with “diversity studies.”  “What,” you say? “That would never happen? Certainly not at the 4th largest public university in the state of Michigan.” A faculty committee has proposed adding a three credit hours requirement in diversity to the general education curriculum at Wayne State University. It also recommended...
  • NRA officials split with Trump on wisdom of armed club-goers

    06/19/2016 8:52:48 PM PDT · by Innovative · 113 replies
    CNN ^ | June 19, 2016 | Tom LoBianco, CNN
    Top National Rifle Association officials split Sunday with Donald Trump's position that armed club-goers are a good idea. "I don't think you should have firearms where people are drinking," said Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's chief executive officer said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "But I will tell you this. Everybody, every American starts to have -- needs to start having a security plan. We need to be able to protect ourselves, because they're coming. And they're going for vulnerable spots, and this country needs to realize it." NRA lobbyist Chris Cox told ABC's "This Week": "No one thinks that people...
  • Criminals for Gun Control

    06/19/2016 1:17:26 PM PDT · by piytar · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | Unknown | Voluspa / Astatru
    See the video.
  • ABC's Jon Karl Gets Senator Murphy to Admit His Gun Control Proposal Would Not Work

    06/19/2016 12:07:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 19, 2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    In a shocking development in the push for gun-control, Senator Chris Murphy, who filibustered for 15 hours regarding the issue, admitted Sunday on ABC’s This Week that his proposal would not have stopped any recent mass shooting. “Your proposal would have done nothing in the case of Orlando, it would have done nothing to stop the killing in San Bernardino,” stated ABC’s Jon Karl calling out Murphy, “And in fact, it was unrelated to the killing in Newtown.” The proposal Murphy has been pushing is one that is meant to close the mythical “gun show loophole.” “Would that have done anything...
  • Rolling Stone Writer: NRA the ‘Greatest Threat to Our Homeland Security’

    06/19/2016 10:22:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 19, 2016 | Tom Johnson
    Omar Mateen claimed at various times to be aligned with terrorist groups including ISIS, Hezbollah, and the al-Nusra Front. Rolling Stone's Tim Dickinson does not consider any of those bloodthirsty outfits “the greatest threat to our homeland security today.” That description, Dickinson argues, best fits the National Rifle Association. “The NRA's unhinged gun advocacy,” he wrote in a Wednesday article, “has created a soft underbelly to our homeland security that radicals are exploiting to inflict mass murder.” Dickinson declared, “Make no mistake: The NRA paved the way for the Orlando attack,” given that -- “ The NRA's lobbyists and political...
  • NRA Hits Hillary Clinton in Powerful Ad after Orlando ISIS Massacre: “Stop Talking!”

    06/19/2016 10:01:16 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 38 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | June 19, 2016
    Last weekend Islamist extremist Omar Mateen slaughtered 49 innocents at a gay club in Orlando. The Democrat party’s response to the massacre was to punish ordinary Americans and push for the immediate ban AR-15s, a gun that WAS NOT used by the terrorist during the attack. The NRA released a video attacking the Democrat party on their refusal to face the threat of radical Islam. NRA spokesman and former Navy SEAL Dom Raso went off: Let me say something that every political hack pretending you know an AR-15 from a double-barrelled shotgun in the wake of the Orlando terror attack.
  • Former USN Seal Pro-Second Amendment/AR-15 Anti-Ophonybama/Hitlery rant

    06/19/2016 11:09:20 AM PDT · by Taxman · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | UNK | UNK
    A former USN Seal’s epic rant trashes Ophonybama and Hitlery’s call for disarming American citizens! http://video.dailymail.co.uk/video/mol/2016/06/19/8840663677568566951/480x270_8840663677568566951.mp4
  • Trump affirms backing gun ban for those on terror watch list

    06/18/2016 8:56:11 PM PDT · by ConservativeTeen · 392 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 18, 2016 | John Siciliano
    Donald Trump reaffirmed his stance on restricting individuals on the terror watch list from being able to purchase firearms, despite Republican objections. "We have to make sure that people that are terrorists or have even an inclination toward terrorism cannot buy weapons, guns," Trump told ABC's White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl in an interview that will air Sunday on "This Week."
  • LGBT Gun Rights Group Sees Membership Spike After Orlando Shooting

    06/18/2016 6:01:56 PM PDT · by GilGil · 17 replies
    NBC ^ | 6/18/2016 | Bradleigh Miranda Chance
    "After all this is America. Just because people consider themselves members of the LGBT community doesn't mean they don't want gun rights," Rimmerman said. "It makes sense that some LGBT people would embrace that perspective as well, although not everyone in the community would agree with this perspective." He believes people are looking for ways to respond to the Orlando shooting violence and one response could be owning a firearm. Many equate Second Amendment rights with personal freedom, liberty, and safety.