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  • You Can Get Charged With Murder For Defensive Gun Use -- Even In A 'Stand Your Ground' State

    05/21/2017 10:46:22 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 70 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 21, 2017 | George Leef
    Since American citizens have the right to keep and bear arms (not just law enforcement officials, as gun control advocates maintain), it would seem to follow that they’re entitled to use their weapons when they are threatened. More than a century ago, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized that in Beard v. United States, where the first Justice Harlan wrote that the defendant, who had been convicted of manslaughter for killing a man in a violent dispute, was not obliged to retreat, not to consider whether he could safely retreat, but was entitled to stand his ground, and meet any attack...
  • When burglars tried to break in, he grabbed his gun – and snapped a pic

    05/07/2017 8:25:06 AM PDT · by Baynative · 50 replies
    Yourcentralvalley ^ | 5/3/17 | DOUG CRISS
    (CNN) - A California homeowner exercised his right to bear arms -- and take pictures -- after a group of people tried to break into his home. Yan Zhang of Chino Hills was at home with his wife and children when five people tried to enter the house through a balcony in the back. Zhang grabbed his gun, told his wife to hide the kids and then went to work.
  • Florida changes 'Stand Your Ground' onus on prosecutor now

    05/06/2017 6:58:16 AM PDT · by rstrahan · 37 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | 05/05/2017 | Jim Rosica
    The legislature of Florida, following numerous complaints of over-zealous prosecutors, has changed the controversial 'Stand Your Ground' law. Now, instead of an individual having to prove he had the right to use force in self-defense, the prosecution now has the burden of proof that the individual DIDN'T have the right of self-defense. Going to the governor's desk, expected to be signed.
  • Georgia governor approves carrying concealed guns on college campuses

    05/04/2017 5:33:13 PM PDT · by CFW · 13 replies
    Online Athens ^ | 5/4/2017 | Kathleen Foody
    ATLANTA | Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Thursday allowing people with permits to carry concealed handguns on public college campuses, praising GOP leaders for making the changes he demanded when he vetoed a previous campus-carry bill last year.
  • Bloomberg's Gun Control Rally Against NRA Fizzles In Atlanta

    04/29/2017 9:54:39 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | April 29, 2017 | Bob Owens
    Michale Bloomberg's purchased gun control groups Mom's Demand Action and Everytown promised to "confront" the National Rifle Association in Atlanta (GA) during the NRA's Annual Meetings and Exhibits. It was a less than impressive event. According to an officer providing security at the event, Mom's Demand and Everytown brought just 75-100 people to Woodruff Park to "confront" the NRA, at a venue 7/10ths of a mile away from the Annual Meetings. The twinned gun control groups appear to have attempted to pad their numbers by handing out tee shirts to the many homeless people inhabiting the park, though most...
  • Venezuela Plans to Give Firearms to Loyalists So They Can Purge Growing Resistance (USA Has 2nd)

    04/26/2017 6:07:14 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4-26-2017 | Daniel Lang
    After enduring shortages of food and medicine for years, as well as a total collapse of their currency, the people of Venezuela have had enough. Last week it was estimated that 2.5 million people marched against the Maduro regime, which had previously tried to strip away the powers of the opposition-led parliament. It’s estimated that as many as 6 million people may have taken to the streets to protest throughout the country. In the lead-up to the protest, which had been planned for weeks by opposition political parties, President Maduro issued an alarming proclamation that didn’t receive nearly enough press....
  • Democrat Group Plans $25 Million Ad Campaign To Stop Concealed Carry Legislation

    04/10/2017 7:44:33 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | April 10, 2017 | Phillip Stucky
    A democratic pro-gun control group plans to spend up to $25 million in ads during the 2018 midterms against concealed carry legislation. Everytown for Gun Safety was founded by former Republican mayor of New York City Mike Bloomberg. The group also announced several key hires ahead of the election, and plans to focus the majority of it’s attention in state legislature races
  • California Dems kill ‘shall-issue’ concealed carry bill

    04/05/2017 10:04:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    guns.com ^ | April 5, 2017 | Chris Eger
    The Assembly Public Safety Committee on Tuesday rejected legislation to reform California’s strict “may-issue” concealed carry licensing practices and make permits more obtainable. The bill, AB 757, aimed to amend state law to allow a desire for self-defense to be enough required “good cause” to obtain a permit. It failed 2-5 after a party-line vote. The measure’s sponsor Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, a Republican from Lake Elsinore, argued the legislation was needed to reign in some sheriffs and police chiefs who refuse to grant licenses for personal reasons. “Today the Democrat majority spat in the face of the Constitution by killing...
  • No Charges Against Man Who Killed Three Criminals with AR-15 to Defend Home

    04/04/2017 6:38:29 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 42 replies
    Newsline ^ | April 4, 2017 | Denny Ruelos
    No charges will be filed against Zachary Peters, the man who shot and killed three teenaged criminals who broke into his home, an Oklahoma prosecutor declared Monday. However, the woman who acted as getaway driver for the home intruders will be charged with first-degree murder. Investigators say that the 23-year-old Peters was alone in his house near Broken Arrow in Tulsa on March 27, when he used an AR-15 rifle to shoot Jakob Woodruff, Jacob Redfearn, and Maxwell Cook. Jack Thorp, Wagoner County Assistant District Attorney told the Associated Press (AP):”It is the opinion of this office that Zachary Peters...
  • URGENT: New Nevada Bill Allows Home Invaders to Sue You if You Shoot Them

    04/03/2017 2:03:56 PM PDT · by blueyon · 72 replies
    FPC FirearmPolicyCoalition ^ | 3/31/17 | Richard Thomson
    A man’s home is his castle, or so the saying goes. And people should be able to protect their homes - including our most precious asset, our families - against intruders without fear of a lawsuit. Some Nevada politicians are trying to change that. They think that you should be financially liable for any injuries they sustain when you defend yourself -- even in your home. Does that sound convoluted? It is. And, it’s ridiculous. If someone is invading your home, the last thing you should be thinking about is being sued if you use force to defend yourself or...
  • Wagoner County DA declines charges against homeowner's son

    04/03/2017 12:35:52 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 61 replies
    Fox 23 ^ | Apr 3, 2017 - 12:19 PM
    No charges to be filed against Mr. AR15.
  • Boy suspended for taking (shotgun bullet) shell casing to preschool, mom's Facebook post goes viral

    03/25/2017 7:15:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 102 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2017
    An Illinois mom behind a viral Facebook post spoke to Fox 2/News 11 Wednesday. Her son, Hunter, 4, has been suspended from his preschool for bringing a shell casing from a fired bullet to school. He'd been at the preschool for about a year, she said, and now was in tears. Neither she nor Hunter's dad knew it, but he found something he thought was pretty neat and he took it to school Tuesday to show his friends. [Snip] Well....when I was escorted to the office for a sit down. I was handed a tiny .22 empty brass casing. Not...
  • JAIME PRESSLY GUN STOLEN IN BREAK-IN ...

    03/21/2017 6:55:55 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 25 replies
    tmz ^ | 3/21/17 | tmz
    Jaime Pressly lost more than $30k in jewelry when burglars broke into her home over the weekend ... we've learned they also made off with a .38 caliber revolver. The gun raises the stakes in the latest celebrity break-in. The burglars, who entered by breaking a window, got the gun because they stole the safe in which it was stored. It's unclear if they knew a gun was inside. This is the second safe that was stolen by a celebrity. Nick Young also lost his safe when he was hit last month. And we've now learned why Jamie's security alarm...
  • LGTB group launches campaign against national reciprocity

    03/19/2017 5:01:51 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 77 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 17 Mar 17 | Christen Smith
    Gays Against Guns, an LGTB gun violence prevention group, launched its first ad campaign Thursday against the concealed carry reciprocity proposals pending in Congress. The latest demonstration from the group, founded in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting last year, features 20 advertisements shot in cities across the country depicting a protester holding a sign that reads “Not in my city” or “Not in my office,” among other randomly chosen locations. A second protester stands in the background, covered in a white veil, representing a victim of gun violence, the group says. H.R. 38 and S. 446 would bring...
  • 257,000 Veterans May Get Their Guns Back Real Soon!

    03/15/2017 2:46:13 PM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 29 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 03-15-2017 | Tim Brown
    On Thursday, the House of Representatives will consider a bill that will restore the rights of over quarter of our nation's veterans to keep and bear arms that were illegally infringed upon during the Obama administration.HR 1181, the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act, will head to the floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday.  This bill seeks to "amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the conditions under which certain persons may be treated as adjudicated mentally incompetent for certain purposes." The text of the bill states: SEC. 2. CONDITIONS FOR TREATMENT OF CERTAIN PERSONS AS ADJUDICATED MENTALLY...
  • Robber Shot Multiple Times After Pulling Shotgun on Barber

    03/03/2017 9:36:29 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 34 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 03-03-2017 | Tim Brown
    A barber in South Omaha, Nebraska is grateful he was carrying his gun after a man with a shotgun attempted to rob him. Jesse Galvan and his brother were cutting hair on Saturday afternoon with a line of people waiting to have their hair cut.  That's when a man entered Fadekings Barbershop around 9:45am, according to KETV. The armed robber came in while Galvan and his brother were taking care of patrons, tossed a backpack on the floor and demanded that they all empty their pockets. "It was so fast, so, so fast," Said Galvan's brother, David.  "When he cocked the...
  • Decision by FL Supreme Court on Open-Carry

    03/03/2017 6:26:50 AM PST · by John S Mosby · 17 replies
    State of Florida ^ | 03/2/2017 | Florida Supreme Court
    PDF of the FL Supreme Court https://efactssc-public.flcourts.org/casedocuments/2015/650/2015-650_disposition_138062.pdf
  • Report: President Trump Signs Repeal of Obama’s Social Security Gun Ban

    02/28/2017 4:28:32 PM PST · by drewh · 35 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2.28.17 | Awr Hawkins
    On a day when legislation benefiting women and black colleges and universities was signed with much pomp and circumstance, President Trump quietly followed through on his pledge to defend the Second Amendment by signing the repeal of Barack Obama’s Social Security gun ban. The U.S, House voted to repeal the ban on February 2 and the Senate voted to repeal it on February 15. The ban was fashioned behind closed doors in the summer of 2015 and Breitbart News reported: The specific details of the ban are unknown, as it is being put together “outside of public view.” But the...
  • Federal Judges Rewrite the 2nd Amendment

    02/27/2017 9:00:10 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/27/17 | Michael Shannon
    Ignoring “militia,” “arms” and “shall not infringe” the court sounded more like Chief Justice Oprah Winfrey The most confusing dependent clause in the history of the nation, at least as far as personal liberty goes, is the one that begins the 2nd Amendment to the Bill of Rights. The full text of the amendment reads: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. To understand what the Founders meant it helps to understand how much the former colonists disliked a standing...
  • Women with guns: The next threat to the Democratic Party

    02/26/2017 1:31:26 AM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 25, 2017 | Salena Zito
    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Abby Ross never spent time around guns until a little more than a decade ago. "I grew up on Staten Island," she said. "Hunting or gun use was not part of our family traditions." Now she handles guns with ease for hunting, sport and training. And she's one of a growing number of women venturing into the world of guns, either as part of the outdoor experience or for self-defense. Women increasingly have become a profitable new target customer for gun-shop owners and firearms manufacturers.