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  • As Many As One Million Armed New Yorkers Are About To Break The Law

    04/15/2014 12:24:45 PM PDT · by neverdem · 49 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/13/2014 | Frank Miniter
    This year April 15 is more than the tax deadline for an estimated one million New York State residents. It’s also the deadline to register “assault weapons” and “high-capacity” magazines. If they don’t, they’ll begin living outside the law. A lot of them have decided to do just that. They’ve decided to practice civil disobedience even though failure to register an “assault weapon” by the deadline is punishable as a “class A misdemeanor,” which means a maximum sentence of one year in prison. I put “assault weapon” and “high-capacity” in quotes because their definitions vary by state—they’re political terms. In...
  • NY Minute: As Safe Act deadline nears, gun owners refuse to register 'assault weapons'

    04/15/2014 5:12:49 AM PDT · by rochester_veteran · 42 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | 4/14/2014 | Teri Weaver
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Tuesday is the next -- and last -- big deadline within the NY Safe Act, and many gun owners plan to defy it by not registering their guns under the state's new definition of assault weapons. One columnist in Forbes writes as many as 1 million gun owners in New York will not register their guns as assault weapons.
  • Cliven Bundy to sheriffs: ‘Disarm’ the Bureau of Land Management

    04/14/2014 11:40:48 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | April 14, 2014 | By TAL KOPAN
    Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy said Monday that his standoff with the feds isn’t just about cattle: It’s about an “overpowering” bureaucracy in the U.S. that needs to be disarmed. “I only want to talk to one person in each county across the United States, and here’s what I want to say: County sheriffs, disarm U.S. bureaucracy. County sheriffs, disarm U.S. bureaucrats,” Bundy said on Glenn Beck’s radio show on TheBlaze on Monday. Beck said he invited Bundy on his show after speaking with him Sunday to try to understand the man whose cattle have ignited a flashpoint between federal regulators...
  • CT:College suspends student for asking questions about gun control

    04/14/2014 7:11:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2 April, 2014 | Robby Soave
    <p>A Connecticut community college suspended a student veteran for his aggressive questioning of Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy during a public forum, prompting a First Amendment advocacy group to condemn the college for its flagrant disrespect for free speech and due process.</p>
  • The “Assault Weapon” Rebellion

    04/14/2014 7:09:32 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12 April, 2014 | Bob Owens
    Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) signed what the Hartford Courant called “the toughest assault weapons legislation in the nation” last year. It required owners of semi-automatic firearms to register all firearms designated as “assault weapons” with the state government, along with any “high capacity” magazines they may own, by December 31, 2013. The Malloy regime expected Connecticut residents to register somewhere between 372,000-400,000 firearms, and roughly 2 million firearm magazines that held more than 10 rounds before January 1. What they got instead was defiance.
  • Consequences for Those who Falsely Accuse Open Carriers

    04/14/2014 7:15:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Open Carry Event in Texas, where open carry of modern handguns is not legal in most cases In July of 2013, an open carrier in Wisconsin narrowly avoided being "SWATted" by police.  He was well known in the area and had friends on the local police force.   They contacted him after he was accused of flashing a gun at the clerk of a convenience store. In the same incident, another innocent citizen was stopped by police at gunpoint and ordered out of their car because of bad information supplied by the clerk. Here is updated information: The open...
  • Lawbreaking Rancher Cliven Bundy Wins Victory That Will Embolden Domestic Terrorists (BARF!)

    04/12/2014 3:16:57 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 207 replies
    PolticusUSA ^ | 4-12-2014 | Keith Brekhus
    The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced today that it was ending its effort to seize Cliven Bundy’s herd of cattle that has been illegally grazing on federal land. The reason the BLM suspended the cattle round up was to protect the safety of federal employees and members of the general public. Bundy and a smattering of his right-wing supporters have threatened to wage a range war if the government continues with its effort to enforce the law. Let that sink in for a minute. The government is halting their efforts to enforce the law because of the threats being...
  • Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform

    04/13/2014 5:11:49 PM PDT · by Salman · 45 replies
    AP via The Washington Times ^ | April 13, 2014 | SANDRA CHEREB
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values. The platform, with few changes, was adopted overwhelmingly as the Las Vegas convention stretched late into the evening. The vote mirrors that of the Clark County GOP, which voted earlier to remove platform language defining marriage as between a man and a woman and statements opposing abortion. Many Republicans are re-evaluating their strong stances on conservative social issues as...
  • 3 people killed in shooting at Overland Park Kansas Jewish Community Center

    04/13/2014 2:13:46 PM PDT · by Mercat · 50 replies
    KMBC radio ^ | 04/13/2014 | none
    Local radio is reporting that there has been a shooting at the Overland Park, Kansas Jewish Community Center around 1:00 p.m. Central time. Man walking up to people asking if they are Jewish and boom. News conference at 5:00. Evidently CNN is reporting.
  • AP Goes to Occupy Movement-Supporting Enviro Group For Comment on Bundy Ranch Standoff

    04/14/2014 10:07:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 13, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    Guess who's all of a sudden standing up for law and order? Why, it's radical environmentalists, who despite their general disdain for lawful behavior have felt compelled to speak out in support of the Bureau of Land Management's attempts to round up Cliven Bundy's cattle and ultimately force the Nevada rancher to abandon his family's century-old business. Martin Griffith at the Associated Press relayed the comments of one such group in a Sunday report in the aftermath of the BLM's abandonment of its roundup efforts, in Griffith's words, "after hundreds of states' rights protesters, some of them armed militia members,...
  • Attorney Gen. Eric Holder on the Kansas City Area Shooting: “I Was Horrified” [BS Alert]

    04/14/2014 9:08:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    ticklethewire.com ^ | 4/14/14 | Allan Lengel
    The shooting in the Kansas City area on Sunday at Jewish facilities that killed three was a horrifying reminder of the dangers some hate groups pose. Attorney Gen. Eric Holder on Monday morning issued a statement on the matter. “I was horrified to learn of this weekend’s tragic shootings outside Kansas City. These senseless acts of violence are all the more heartbreaking as they were perpetrated on the eve of the solemn occasion of Passover. “Justice Department prosecutors will work with their state and local counterparts to provide all available support and to determine whether the federal hate crimes statute...
  • Bundy Ranch Standoff: Meet the BLM thug who tackled a 57-year old woman

    04/14/2014 4:55:33 AM PDT · by demshateGod · 122 replies
    Grumpy Opinions ^ | PUMABydesign001
    Bundy Ranch Standoff: Meet the BLM thug who tackled a 57-year old woman. (See my post entitled, “Margaret Bundy Houston Tells Town Board of Being Tackled by BLM: Feds Take Cattle Watering System.”) His name is Michael Roop. Roop is a State Staff Ranger for BLM, Oregon and to put it mildly, on the internet, this punk with a gun, badge, pepper spray and a K-9 is trending.
  • Democrat Congressmen Ask Obama to Ban Import of 'Military-Style, Semiautomatic Firearms'

    04/13/2014 8:44:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 12, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 9th, a large group of Democrat representatives sent a letter asking President Obama to prohibit the importation of "military style, semiautomatic firearms." Led by Reps. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Eliot Engel (D-NY), the letter was signed by "about 80" Democrats. According to The Washington Times, Conyers and Engel are basing their request on the 1968 Gun Control Act, which they claim gives Obama "broad authority to prohibit guns and ammunition from being imported into the country." The exception would be if the products are "generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes." The...
  • Greta Van Susteren Backs Democrat Into a Corner, Forces Him to Admit Big Lie.....

    04/12/2014 8:55:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/10/2014 | Jason Howerton
    Democrat Mike Dickinson recently promised to wage “war” on the NRA, Tea Party and Fox News. On Thursday, he was confronted by Greta Van Susteren in a tense exchange that ended with an embarrassing admission. “Why do you hate me?” Van Susteren asked, immediately getting to business. Dickinson, who apparently is not actually running for Congress, said he has a problem with her network as a whole. “Well, but no, what about me? I’m Fox News, I’m ‘trash,’ apparently, so what’s wrong with me?” the TV host responded. Dickinson conceded that he didn’t have a problem with Van Susteren personally,...
  • Sorry, Mandatory Gun Registration Is Constitutional

    08/21/2009 1:08:28 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 120 replies · 3,872+ views
    Sorry, Mandatory Gun Registration Is Constitutional Posted by Declan McCullagh Mandatory gun regulation has long been the bęte noire of Second Amendment advocates, who worry that it's the final step before firearm confiscation. The surprise is that, even after last year's landmark Supreme Court ruling on gun rights, mandatory registration could be constitutional. It may not be the wisest public policy. It may not be practical. But after the D.C. v. Heller decision, it also may not violate the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. That question is at the heart of a second lawsuit underway against the city of...
  • FOUNDING FATHERS MADE SURE BUNDY FAMILY WAS ARMED

    04/14/2014 10:34:03 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 14, 2014 | by AWR HAWKINS
    As tensions rose and a standoff ensued between Bureau of Land Management (BLM) agents and Cliven Bundy and his family on April 11th and 12th, one thing was evident: through the Second Amendment, the Founding Fathers guaranteed that Bundy could be armed to protect his life and property. KLAS-TV described a meeting between armed federal agents and armed Bundy family members during one of the highest points of tension. No guns were misused nor were any used offensively. However, guns were present because of our Founding Fathers' forethought. We do not have guns for the purposes of sporting or hunting--although...
  • Citizens Rise Up – The Real Nevada Story the Media Won’t Show You (Video)

    04/13/2014 12:20:16 PM PDT · by montag813 · 278 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-13-2014 | Gina Cassini
    Nevada Standoff: April 12th - A historic day when the people rose up and forced tyrants to retreat.by Gina Cassini | Top Right News The media's version of the end of the Bundy Ranch siege is that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) simply "left" the ranch and "returned" the cattle out of the goodness of their hearts. CBS News even outrageously reported that the BLM "released the cattle to help restore order and avoid violence"! This despite widely-seen video of BLM thugs tasing Bundy's son and shoving a pregnant woman to the ground. And the protesters never threatened violence in any way...
  • Nevada Militia To Feds: ‘Control Our Borders, Not Our Ranchers’

    04/13/2014 6:20:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies
    CBS LAS VEGAS ^ | April 11, 2014
    The rural Nevada showdown between federal government officials and militia members protecting rancher Cliven Bundy has evolved into a battle of government “tyranny,” with many newly arriving militiamen rolling in to draw a line in the dirt about 70 miles northeast of Las Vegas. ... “This is a better education than being in school! I’m glad I brought you. I’m a good mom,” Ilona Ence, a 49-year-old mother from St. George and Bundy relative who brought her four teenage children to the ranch, told the Las Vegas Sun. “They’re learning about the Constitution.” Ence’s teenage sons posted up a sign...
  • Florida bill would allow guns with no permit in natural disasters

    04/13/2014 5:29:41 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 11, 2014 | BY BILL COTTERELL
    (Reuters) - In a crisis situation or evacuation for natural disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires, people with no criminal record would be allowed to carry a firearm without a permit, under a bill approved Friday by the Florida House of Representatives. "The bells of liberty are surely ringing throughout Florida today," said Representative Heather Dawes Fitzenhagen, a Fort Myers Republican who sponsored the bill lifting permit requirements for concealed weapons in an emergency declared by the governor or local authorities. "By passing this bill, you will ensure that no Floridian, in lawful possession of a firearm, must leave it...
  • Justice Stevens: The five extra words that can fix the Second Amendment

    04/12/2014 9:15:49 AM PDT · by lilyramone · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 12, 2014 | John Paul Stevens
    John Paul Stevens served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court from 1975 to 2010. This essay is excerpted from his new book, “Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution.” Following the massacre of grammar-school children in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012, high-powered weapons have been used to kill innocent victims in more senseless public incidents. Those killings, however, are only a fragment of the total harm caused by the misuse of firearms. Each year, more than 30,000 people die in the United States in firearm-related incidents. Many of those deaths involve handguns.
  • BREAKING: Jury acquits Spokane man of shooting fleeing car thief

    04/10/2014 5:53:29 PM PDT · by narses · 86 replies
    Tears flowed on both sides of a Spokane courtroom Thursday as a jury acquitted Gail Gerlach of manslaughter in the March 2013 death of Brendon Kaluza-Graham. Gerlach’s wife, Sharon, wept and embraced her family as the verdict, not guilty on both a first-degree and second-degree manslaughter charge, was read in open court. Ann Kaluza-Graham, grandmother of the man shot dead trying to steal Gerlach’s SUV, burst into tears as she said her grandson never got a chance to answer theft charges or prove himself a changed person. “This was a tragedy,” Gerlach said in a brief statement after the verdict...
  • Eric Holder: Maybe lawful gun owners should have to wear electronic bracelets to use them

    04/08/2014 7:20:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/08/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    How old am I? I’m old enough to remember when the only people on whom government wanted to put electronic bracelets were criminals. Attorney General Eric Holder testified yesterday on Capitol Hill about gun-safety programs promoted by the Department of Justice, which wants almost $400 million in the next budget for “common sense” regulations like electronic bracelets for firearms:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “I think that one of the things that we learned when we were trying to get passed those common sense reforms last year, Vice President Biden and I had a meeting with a group of technology...
  • Breaking: Otis McDonald, champion of Supreme Court victory, passes

    04/05/2014 12:06:59 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 12 replies
    Seattle Examiner ^ | april 4 2014 | Dave Workman
    Otis McDonald, the man whose name will be forever synonymous with Second Amendment activism for his victory over Chicago’s handgun ban, died today, according to his nephew, Dr. Frederick Jones, who spoke with this column. He was 80. Mr. McDonald, who was 76 at the time the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in McDonald v. City of Chicago that its handgun ban violated the Second Amendment, and that the right to keep and bear arms was incorporated to the states via the 14th Amendment, had been suffering from a lengthy illness. Mr. McDonald was the key figure in a lawsuit brought...
  • Chicago After Illinois Finally Passed Concealed Carry Law

    04/05/2014 11:03:06 AM PDT · by dvan · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Apr. 4, 2014 4:45pm | Jason Howerton
    On July 9, 2013, a bill to recognize Illinois gun owners’ right to carry concealed firearms was passed by both chambers of the state Legislature. Illinois became the last state in the nation to allow public possession of concealed guns. Gun control advocates warned that high-crime areas, like Chicago, would only see more violence if residents were allowed to carry guns in public. In reality, the opposite may be happening. On Tuesday, the Chicago Police Department announced that the city experienced its lowest murder rate since 1958 in the first quarter of 2014. There were 6 fewer murders than the...
  • GOP Rep. Stockman Urges House to Repeal Gun Ban on Military Bases

    04/03/2014 1:23:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2014 | Sara Jean Seman
    The grievous shooting at Fort Hood Wednesday claimed three innocent lives and left 16 wounded—the deaths occurred in a gun-free zone due to former president Clinton’s 1993 policy to disarm soldiers on military bases. The attack at Fort Hood lasted 15 minutes before military police arrived and exchanged fire with the shooter who then shot himself, according to the Wall Street Journal. “Only the most out-of-touch radical would try to disarm soldiers,” Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) noted in a press release. He urged House members Thursday to repeal the ban and support his “Safe Military Bases Act.” This is the...
  • Bungling the meaning of 'the right to bear arms'

    04/02/2014 1:55:23 PM PDT · by shove_it · 30 replies
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | 1 Apr 2014 | Lee Williams
    When someone misinterprets the Second Amendment, it's usually the first part they get wrong. Facts “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.” They'll quibble about the meaning of “militia,” or opine about the framers' intent behind “well regulated.” It's usually not the second part of the amendment, the “keep and bear” part, that gets misconstrued. That, however, is exactly the part that the Florida Sheriff's Association seems to have trouble understanding. A bit of background: The chaos that ensued after...
  • Smart Gun Technology: The new way to confiscate firearms from the law abiding

    04/01/2014 9:06:58 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/1/14 | Doug Book
    According to the terms of a New Jersey law passed in 2002, smart gun technology “…will be required in all new handguns sold three years after the state attorney general determines a smart gun prototype is safe and commercially available.” Safe and commercially available. Notice that lawmakers have said nothing about effective, reliable or affordable. Add the fact that “weapons used by law enforcement officers would be exempt” and New Jersey’s politicos have revealed the extent of their contempt for the safety and the 2nd Amendment rights of the state’s gun owners. (1) And when Garden State politicians eventually pass...
  • (Freeper) Master Sergeant Christopher Grisham found guilty in right to carry trial

    03/31/2014 12:40:49 PM PDT · by Altariel · 45 replies
    BREAKING: Master Sergeant Christopher Grisham has been found guilty of interfering with police duties, a class B misdemeanor. Grisham could face a possible $2,000 fine and up to 180 days in jail for the offense. The retrial of Fort Hood soldier C.J. Grisham began Monday after a jury was unable to come to a verdict in the case last month. Monday, the jury heard two witnesses testify including the Temple police officer who arrested Grisham as well as the woman who made the call to police. Temple police officer Steve Ermis took the stand to give his account of what...
  • PIERS MORGAN WAS ON TV?

    03/31/2014 8:51:47 AM PDT · by shortstop · 23 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 03/31/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    Apparently, Piers Morgan had a TV show. It was on CNN. He was the host nobody watched on the network nobody watched. And on Friday they cut him loose. Hopefully, now he’ll go back to wherever people who talk funny come from. But as a parting shot, just before they turned out the lights, he lectured us benighted colonials on our nasty taste for guns. He told us we needed more gun control and would remain in the category of Third World savages until we do it. He said he did this because he loved us Americans, and wanted to...
  • Guns for Yee, But Not for Thee

    03/27/2014 1:29:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Folks, the FBI is up to something. The FBI is raiding and arresting Democrats all over this country. You know, it's incredible. I mean, Democrat mayors, and in California, a secretary of state, old buddy Leland Yee, man, is this guy in bad trouble. This guy's in deep. Details coming up on Leland Yee. In fact, Sacramento, local media, my adoptive hometown, they feel so sorry for Senator Yee because, A, he got caught in a massive gunrunning operation. They feel sorry for him. He got caught in a massive gunrunning operation. He's one of the biggest...
  • Christie Will Either Veto Magazine Restriction Bill, Or Kiss His Presidential Aspirations Goodbye

    03/26/2014 4:27:05 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 20 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 14 March 14 | Bob Owens
    It’s really very, very simple for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. New Jersey’s absurd citizen control fetish doesn’t play well in New Hampshire, Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Utah, Nevada, South Carolina, North Carolina, Arizona, or Michigan. These state comprise the first two months of the 2016 Presidential primary season, and the majority of Republican voters in these states are either very pro-gun to begin with, or are trending towards passing much more Second Amendment-friendly laws. Any candidate that doesn’t do well in these early primaries can kiss their Presidential aspirations goodbye, and one of the fastest ways to sink...
  • Declaring an Emergency, Idaho Governor Signs Gun Grab Nullification

    03/26/2014 10:18:26 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 3-26-2014 | Joe Wolverton
    Tuesday, 25 March 2014 16:35 Declaring an Emergency, Idaho Governor Signs Gun Grab Nullification Written by Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. On Wednesday, March 19, Idaho Governor Butch Otter signed a powerful protection against the federal gun grab into law in the Gem State.The bill, SB 1332, came to Otter’s desk after being passed unanimously (with three abstentions) by the state House and Senate.The published purpose of SB 1332, the Idaho Federal Firearm, Magazine and Register Ban Enforcement Act, makes clear the intent of state lawmakers:This legislation is to protect Idaho law enforcement officers from being directed, through federal orders, laws,...
  • The National Knife Association

    03/25/2014 7:55:35 PM PDT · by Noremac · 40 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | March 25, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    Since the sensationalized reports in American mass media of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, the earlier movie theater killing in Aurora, Colorado and the rampage at the Navy Yard in Washington D.C., there has been a renewed focus on passing new legislation making acquiring a firearm more difficult and building a bureaucratic paper trail on citizens purchasing them. So far none of it has gotten any traction, but we're only another sensationalized event away from a new salvo against gun owners. The rationale for the proposed hindrances of average citizens and their lawful rights to own firearms is that some...
  • Rhode Island speaker to step down after FBI raids

    03/22/2014 8:23:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 22, 2014 8:54 PM EDT | Erika Niedowski and Michelle R. Smith
    Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox is resigning from his leadership post and will not run for re-election, he said Saturday, a day after federal and state authorities raided his Statehouse office and home as part of a criminal investigation that they would not detail. “Because of the respect I have for all members of the House of Representatives, I am resigning as Speaker,” Fox said in a written statement emailed to reporters. “The process of governing must continue and the transition of leadership must be conducted in an orderly manner.” The 52-year-old Providence Democrat, who became the nation’s first...
  • Students at the shooting range for gun safety ( Colorado )

    03/22/2014 8:57:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    KRDO ^ | Mar 19, 2014 | Bonnie Silkman
    PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. - Middle school students moved their lesson from the classroom to the shooting range. It wasn’t your typical field trip. A group of students in Pueblo County was firing live ammo and learning about gun safety. "I'm very excited, today we're going to come out here on the gun range and shoot a little bit. The past week we've learned about the revolutionary war," said Jonah Statezny, a Craver middle school student. "My favorite part is shooting guns. When I was little we used to go to the shooting range," said another student, Danielle Cooper. ... Appleseed...
  • HE’S BAAAACK: Michael Bloomberg Makes Another Appearance in Colorado

    03/22/2014 7:34:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | March 21, 2014
    After Americans for Prosperity unveiled a large media placement hitting liberal U.S. Senator Mark Udall’s Obamacare record, liberals everyone breathed a sigh of relief when the left-leaning Senate Majority PAC (SMP) revealed a $500,000 media buy against U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, who is running against Udall in the 2014 election. Not so fast, Udallites. There’s just one problem. The SMP, backing Udall, is funded by none other than Colorado’s best liberal funder, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, ... What’s interesting is that Bloomberg has given $2.5 million to the Super PAC and its most recent ad buy is...
  • Baristas hope packing pistols will discourage robberies ( WA )

    03/19/2014 3:58:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | March 19, 2014 | Jody Lawrence-Turner
    Coffee stand hit three times. Krystal Cogswell wears a holstered pistol on her hip while pulling espresso at Jitterz Java in Northwest Spokane. “I figure if they can see it, maybe it will be a deterrent, apparently being a girl isn’t enough,” the 24-year-old said. Robbers have struck Jitterz Java twice in February. On Sunday, a man who appeared to be armed ran off after a barista grabbed her gun and called police. The recent string of violence has owner Sara Chapel fed up. “The way I’ve been scheduling the girls is that at least one girl who carries a...
  • Feds raid gun parts stores despite court order

    03/19/2014 8:36:36 AM PDT · by andyk · 33 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | 19 MAR 14 | Misha Dibono
    SAN DIEGO – With a search warrant in hand, federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confiscated computers, customer lists and the questionable polymer 80 percent lower receivers from four Ares Armor store locations throughout San Diego County over the weekend. “There were women and children inside our retail establishment when the (ATF) agents came in with guns drawn,” said Ares Armor Executive Officer Dimitrios Karras. “They came into our firearms manufacturing facility saying, ‘Arms up!’  like they were invading Iraq.” The raid happened three days after Ares owner was granted a temporary restraining by a...
  • I Don’t Love Guns. I Just LOVE What My Gun Protects…

    03/18/2014 3:20:33 PM PDT · by fwdude · 5 replies
    USCCA ^ | Oct 1, 2011 | Tim Schmidt
    I guess that headline isn’t 100 percent true, because I really do love guns. The point I’m trying to make here is that many people forget that the firearm is only a tool. It’s simply a means to an end. I carry a gun because it’s one of the most effective tools that I’m aware of for self-defense. I carry a gun… …because I’ve made the personal decision that the person who is 100 percent responsible for the safety of my loved ones is named Tim Schmidt. I carry a gun… …because I don’t think I’d be able to live...
  • [Video] The Connecticut Gun Control Laws Explained In 2 Minutes

    03/16/2014 7:05:53 PM PDT · by RealityAlwaysWins · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/16/2014 | Reality Always Wins
    Connecticut's idiotic magazine ban and other gun control measures are taken apart in this video: What It Is Like Being A Gun Owner In ConnecticutIt won't reduce crime, it wouldn't have stopped Sandy Hook from happening, and now thousands of Connecticut gun owners are now considered felons through no fault of their own.
  • NJ Officials Couldn’t Have Been Prepared for What 9-Year-Old Competition Shooter Had to Say

    03/14/2014 4:04:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | march 14, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    The 9-year-old girl explained that she is a 4th-grade honor roll student and competitive shooter in multiple styles with numerous local, state and national sponsors. “I have worked and trained very hard to get to the level I am at and if A2006 becomes law, I will be forced to choose between giving up on a very great and promising future in a sport that I love or asking my dad to move to another state. I will not be giving up my sport.” She said many of the firearms she hopes to use in the next level of her...
  • IL Democrat Introduces Bill to Register All Firearms

    03/12/2014 6:08:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    The Gateway Pundit | 3/12/14 | Jim Hoft
    Gun owners know that registration always leads to confiscation. Joseph Stalin’s firearms confiscation was a tremendous success for the Socialist state. Under the Tsar, Russia was one of the most heavily armed societies on earth. That all changed when Stalin and the communists took control. Stalin was able to control, starve, punish and imprison a defenseless people… after he took their guns. (Zinnfigur)
  • NRA, 19 States, 34 Congressmen Sue New Jersey Over Gun Law

    03/11/2014 5:24:32 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 March 2014 | Bob Adelmann
    NRA, 19 States, 34 Congressmen Sue New Jersey Over Gun Law 11 March 2014 Last month, the NRA, 19 states, and 34 U.S. Representatives asked the Supreme Court to review a New Jersey gun law....
  • Dr. Ben Carson Against Gun Registration: We 'Should Be Really Concerned' About Martial Law

    03/11/2014 6:54:52 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 18 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 10 Mar 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Monday at The New York Meeting, Dr. Ben Carson said he does not believe in gun registration because America's massive debt could transform the nation into a third-world country in which martial law may be imposed. Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who has been getting buzz in conservative circles, said that he changed his mind and was against gun registration because of the "sinister internal forces" that could surface in that scenario. He said he "used to think they needed to be registered, but if you register them they just come and find you and take your guns." "If we...
  • Bob Costas: My Armed Security Doesn't Make Me a Hypocrite on Guns

    03/10/2014 3:15:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Mar 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 9th NBC's Bob Costas dismissed criticism of his having armed guards while disparaging "gun culture" by saying his guards were NBC and NFL security, not "personal" bodyguards. He did this while being interviewed by Fox News's Howard Kurtz, who brought up Costas's December 2012 halftime criticism of "the NFL's gun culture." Kurtz said, "You were accused of injecting politics into halftime, and Fox News's Greg Gutfeld said you were 'a hypocritical buffoon' because you're in New York, and you're surrounded by armed guards, and you don't have to worry about safety."
  • Vet: Conn. Cop said 'I cannot wait to get the order to kick your door in

    03/10/2014 7:08:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 74 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 3/10/14 | Joe Newby
    John Cinque, a Navy veteran who told Connecticut lawmakers last year he would not comply with the state's new gun control law, told Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti that a Branford police officer said he couldn't "wait to get the order to kick your door in," Freedom Outpost reported Saturday, citing a YouTube video posted Friday. "I live in Branford, and his words straight out were 'I cannot wait to get the order to kick your door in,'" he told Visconti. Freedom Outpost's Tim Brown said Cinque provided the name of the officer in the incident, and posted a screenshot...
  • Gun store owner pays the price for betrayal of pro-gun public

    03/10/2014 8:56:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/10/14 | Doug Book
    When Oak Tree Gun Club owner James Mitchell decided to be the first U.S. seller of the Armatix iP1 smart gun, he opened the flood gates to such widespread animosity from gun owners and 2nd Amendment supporters that it would threaten the continued existence of his store. In October of 2013, the National Shooting Sports Foundation polled 1200 Americans on smart guns and smart gun technology. Seventy four percent said the guns were not reliable, 81% said they would NOT buy a smart gun and 70% said the government should not mandate use of the technology. But the story of...
  • Obama Surgeon General Pick Anti-2nd Amendment Radical

    03/08/2014 7:25:19 AM PST · by rktman · 43 replies
    news.investors.com ^ | 3/7/2014 | Editors
    Second Amendment: The administration's choice to be the nation's doctor in chief views gun ownership as a public health issue and not a constitutional right, and wants doctors to query patients about guns in their home.... ....gun-grabbing advocate Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy, Obama's nominee to be U.S. Surgeon General. Murthy is the 36-year-old president and co-founder of the anti-gun group Doctors for America, which advocates ObamaCare and gun control laws. His group, which has been dubbed "Docs vs. Glocks," has pushed Congress to ban "assault" weapons and "high-capacity" magazines.
  • Black Gun History Month and the NRA

    03/07/2014 5:51:58 PM PST · by Noremac · 3 replies
    Blasted Fools ^ | March 7, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    I just wrote an article which is a companion piece to one I did last year on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the role of gun ownership in the civil rights movement. I found more archival material that was fascinating, along with a couple of excellent video clips - one from the National Black Chamber of Commerce and another one with Otis McDonald, the McDonald of the landmark recent SCOTUS ruling McDonald vs Chicago speaking to a sympathetic Black member of the Illinois State Legislature. I'm providing a link to the full article. I know the usual marginal complainers...
  • Milford crowd confronts Malloy on gun laws, wage increase

    03/06/2014 6:48:18 AM PST · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | March 6, 2014 | Jennifer Swift
    MILFORD >> Residents with a collage of questions and suggestions made their way to the microphone held by Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman at a town hall event in Milford. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy stood at the lectern in City Hall Wednesday to answer as many questions he could in an hour — or directed people to the right staff member to contact to follow up.