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  • HeyJackass! Illustrating Chicago Values (Chicago Gun Crime Stats - Great Resource!)

    12/01/2015 7:44:41 AM PST · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    HeyJackass!.com ^ | December 1, 2015 | Unattributed
    Final November Totals Shot & Killed: 32 Shot & Wounded: 166 Total Shot: 198 Total Homicides: 34 Since Video Release (6:00p, 11/24/15) Shot & Killed: 10 Shot & Wounded: 34 Total Shot: 44 Total Homicides: 11 Year To Date Shot & Killed: 411 Shot & Wounded: 2339 Total Shot: 2750 Total Homicides: 464
  • Police Union to NFL: Protect Against Terrorism! Allow Concealed Carry For Retired Cops

    11/30/2015 4:07:29 PM PST · by real_patriotic_american · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 30, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    A little over one week after multiple ISIS terror attacks in Paris, one of which was carried out a soccer stadium, the National Fraternal Order of Police is asking the NFL to reverse it's ban on concealed carry in America's football stadiums for current or retired law enforcement officers. From Fox News: More guns are needed at NFL games to keep fans safe, according to the nation's largest police union -- which recently asked the league commissioner to let certain firearms owners pack heat on Sundays. The National Fraternal Order of Police has asked the NFL to lift its ban...
  • Ted Cruz Calls Alleged Planned Parenthood Shooter 'Transgendered Leftist Activist'

    11/29/2015 6:39:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Huffington Post Huffpost Politics ^ | November 29, 2015 | Samantha-Jo Roth
    NEWTON, Iowa -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) downplayed the role anti-abortion rhetoric may have played in the fatal shooting of three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado and suggested the suspect was a “transgendered leftist activist" at a campaign stop in Iowa on Sunday. Speaking with reporters following the event, Cruz rejected suggestions that the shooter was part of the anti-abortion movement, taking issue with the “vicious rhetoric on the left blaming those who are pro-life.” Robert Lewis Dear, 57, was taken into custody Friday night after allegedly opening fire inside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs,...
  • ABC Calls Rushing Shooter En Masse 'Great Advice'—But Criticized Ben Carson for It

    11/28/2015 5:43:34 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When last month Ben Carson suggested that people confronted by a shooter should rush him en masse, ABC ran a story criticizing him, claiming that Carson "appears to be second-guessing" the victims of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. But on ABC's Good Morning America today, in the wake of the mass shooting in Colorado Springs, guess what an expert suggested? "If you can get other people to go with you, that is extremely important, in fact, that's one of the teaching tools today in schools is everyone at mass start throwing stuff at the shooter and...
  • People who approve publishing lists of gun owners cry foul over published list of Muslims

    11/28/2015 6:41:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    The recent “clock boy” protests in Texas surrounding one local mosque continue to generate controversy and before everyone headed out for Thanksgiving there was another “incident” in the Lone Star State. One spokesperson for BAIR (the Bureau on American Islamic Relations) went on Facebook and published a list of local Muslims and their supporters who opposed a law which would have forbidden Sharia Law (or any other religious court) supplanting civil authority. I first saw this reported at a link from TPM. The leader of a group of armed anti-Muslim protesters in Texas posted the addresses of dozens of local...
  • Obama: We Can't Pray With Clean Conscience Unless We Stop Easy Access to...

    11/28/2015 12:01:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 103 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/28/15
    President Barack Obama on Saturday issued a statement about the shooting that took place at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Friday.Three people, including a policeman, were killed in the incident.“If we truly care about this--if we’re going to offer up our thoughts and prayers again, for God knows how many times, with a truly clean conscience--then we have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them,” said Obama. “Period.  Enough is enough.”Here is the full text of President Obama’s statement: The last...
  • 2703 Shootings, 440 Deaths Year-To-Date In Heavily Gun-Controlled Chicago

    11/27/2015 3:14:54 PM PST · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Brietbart ^ | November 27, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    As of November 23, there had been 2703 shootings which resulted in 440 deaths year-to date in heavily gun-controlled Chicago. That is an increase of approximately 400 shootings over the same time last year. [Snip] Chicago implemented a "violence tax" at suburban Cook County gun stores in April 2013. The tax is gathered on each gun and bullet sold within the county. Then, in 2014-the first full calendar year after the implementation of the tax-the Chicago Tribune reported 434 deaths-a 19 death increase over 2013.
  • French Ambassador Counters Donald Trump: Armed Citizens Defend Themselves ‘Only in the Movies’

    11/26/2015 7:29:29 AM PST · by rktman · 108 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/26/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During the November 25 airing of Fox News’ Special Report, French Ambassador to the United States Gerard Araud countered Donald Trump’s emphasis on the importance of an armed citizenry by claiming that armed citizens succeed in defending themselves “only in the movies.” Araud was specifically reacting to a tweet sent after the January 7 Charlie Hebdo attacks in which Trump wrote, “Isn’t it interesting that the tragedy in Paris took place in one of the toughest gun control countries in the world?” Talking Points Memo reported that Araud responded to the tweet by calling Trump a “vulture,” then deleted the...
  • Thanksgivings First Rifle: The Mayflower Wheel-lock Carbine

    11/22/2012 5:19:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 38 replies
    guns.com ^ | 21 November, 2012 | Kristin Alberts
    Whats even more American than turkey, cranberries and pumpkin pie these days? An Italian gun, thats what. The only known surviving firearm that crossed the wild Atlantic aboard the good ship Mayflower, settled with the pilgrims at Plymouth Colony and ultimately helped the first colonists not only survive, but prosper. Meet the Mayflower Gun. The GunAffectionately dubbed the Mayflower Gun and thought of as an American icon, the gun is actually an Italian-made wheel-lock carbine. This single-shot musket was originally chambered in .50 caliber rifle, though ages of heavy use have worn away the majority of the rifling. Given...
  • Top 10 Firearms Deals on Black Friday

    11/26/2015 11:56:25 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 25, 2015 | Liz Sheld
    Are you looking for a reason to shop on Black Friday? I'm skipping it, like I do every year. I'm too much of a princess to stand out in the cold and I certainly don't like to wait in line. But I do love a good deal, especially a good deal on firearms. So if you haven't entirely ruled out some Black Friday madness, here are some deals on firearms that might motivate you to participate in the American tradition of freezing outside while you wait for bargains. Gander Mountain I love, love, love Gander Mountain. It's my first stop...
  • No, You Can't Trust Marco Rubio to Protect Your Guns # UCCShooting # Oregon

    11/23/2015 5:08:48 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 15 replies
    Got News.com ^ | October 1, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    You shouldn't trust Rubio. Senator Marco Rubio is running for president but he doesn't want you to know about his past views on guns. Take a note at this research on him opposing lawful gun owning. Rubio Favored Restrictions On Florida Gun Owners In His 2000 State House Race, Rubio Supported Waiting Periods On Gun Purchases. "'Background checks are necessary and the sale of guns at shows should be limited,' Garcia said. 'Furthermore, safety locks should be required. I am also against honoring the concealed weapons permits of other states in our state.' Rubio supports 'reasonable restrictions' including background checks...
  • Senate Dems demand executive action on guns

    11/23/2015 6:49:40 PM PST · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/23/15 | Anna Giaritelli
    A group of 24 Senate Democrats urged the president Monday to dodge Congress and act on his own to make new rules on gun control, after Congress has failed to move any gun bills. The senators, led by Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy of Connecticut, requested the White House take an immediate step to change the law that now allows sellers who do not have a federal license to sell guns to individuals at shows, online and elsewhere without conducting background checks. The letter said Democrats would keep trying to pass a gun bill, but said Obama should explore...
  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces ‘See Something, Send Something’ app to combat terrorism

    11/23/2015 1:35:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced as part of his "See Something, Send Something" campaign a new mobile app that allows New Yorkers to alert authorities of potential threats. The "See Something, Send Something" app allows anyone with a smart phone to report suspicious activity directly to the New York State Intelligence Center in the form of photos or written notes, according to a press release. The press release reminds users to only report “suspicious behavior and situations (e.g., an unattended backpack or briefcase in a public place) rather than beliefs, thoughts, ideas, expressions, associations, or speech unrelated to...
  • Trump Releases His Plan for 2nd Amendment… Leaves Millions Furious (Liberal Heads Exploding)

    11/23/2015 6:11:16 AM PST · by xzins · 66 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 23 Nov 15 | Sela T
    One common criticism of billionaire businessman and presidential candidate Donald Trump is that he far too often speaks in vague generalities and rarely offers specifics about where he stands on the issues. Well,he’s getting specific now, and you want to hear this! “The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon. Period,” the position paper began. Trump went on to explain that the right to keep and bear arms is a right that pre-exists both the government and the Constitution, noting that government didn’t create the...
  • Feinstein says Islamic State stronger, criticizes U.S. approach

    11/22/2015 9:26:08 PM PST · by Mariner · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 22nd, 2015 | By Doina Chiacu
    Leading Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein said on Sunday the United States is not doing enough to fight Islamic State, and the group is gaining strength outside Iraq and Syria. Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, said Secretary of State John Kerry gave the panel a more comprehensive picture last week of the U.S. strategy to combat Islamic State, including talks in Vienna to find a diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis. However, she said on CBS, "I don't think the approach is sufficient to the job." Feinstein said President Barack Obama's decision to send 50 special forces...
  • North Carolina voluntary gun surrender event produces big results (LOL Alert)

    11/22/2015 3:55:56 PM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 22, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    A staple among the more "reasonable" gun control advocates in America is the voluntary gun turn-in or buy-back program. Hillary Clinton has recently gone on record as a big supporter of these programs, whether they be optional or… not so optional, like in Australia. If you had any doubt about the effectiveness of such plans, the folks in Greensboro, North Carolina were out to prove you wrong this month. They held just such an event where they would accept any number of weapons, getting them off the streets and presumably out of the hands of criminals. [Snip] So how did...
  • D.C. police Chief Cathy Lanier urges public to ‘take down’ active gunman if they can

    11/22/2015 10:51:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 75 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 22, 2015 | Carleton Bryant
    In a surprising comment, Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier is encouraging ordinary citizens to subdue or even kill active gunmen if they can as the "best option for saving lives before police can get there." During an interview Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes," Chief Lanier was asked what should people do if they are in the vicinity of an active shooter like the ones who terrorized Paris on Nov. 13, The Washington Examiner reported. "Your options are run, hide, or fight," the D.C. police chief said. "If you're in a position to try and take the gunman down, to...
  • World View: European Union Considers Gun Control After Paris Attack (The Terrorist Protection Act)

    11/22/2015 9:27:52 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Nov 2015 | John J. Xenakis
    Closed metro entrance in Brussels on Saturday (EU Observer)On Saturday, the city of Brussels, which is both the capital city of Belgium and the capital of the European Union, was essentially shut down completely, after Belgium’s Prime Minister Charles Michel warned that the threat of one or more terror attacks in the city was “serious and imminent.” The terror alert system was raised to its highest level over reports of an “imminent threat” of a gun and bomb attack similar to the one seen in Paris. The metro system was shut down, and all restaurants and cafés were closed...
  • Donald Trump is now the Leading Second Amendment Supporter

    11/22/2015 5:09:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In an exclusive to Brietbart.com, Donald Trump has called for Americans to bear arms to increase security in the United States. From Brietbart.com: Carrying a weapon is not always feasible or appropriate. However, given the increased tensions that are the result of continued, escalating terrorism around the world, more legitimately armed individuals on the streets is a positive outcome. Each permit holder must make the decision to carry or not carry. I will carry more often than I have in the past, and I am sure other concealed permit holders will do the same. Do we have an obligation...
  • This State Just Signed Landmark Gun Legislation (Kansas)

    11/22/2015 8:48:44 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 11/22/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    There is SOME good news for gun owners. Conservative Kansas Governor Sam Brownback just signed new legislation bolstering the right to bear arms. When asked why he passed such a broad bill, Brownback offered great rationale: "Kansans soon can carry concealed weapons without permits or training under a bill signed by Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday. The new law, which kicks in July 1, makes Kansas the sixth state to allow “constitutional carry.” It will allow Kansans 21 and older to carry concealed firearms regardless of whether they have obtained a permit. Training still will be required for anyone who...
  • Is The NRA The Only Civil Rights Group In America That Still Matters?

    11/21/2015 4:15:12 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 20 Nov, 2015 | Bob Owens
    The mainstream media is—once again—carrying out a nakedly partisan attack on the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, the National Rifle Association. This time the mainstream “news” organizations are attempting to assert that the NRA is a bunch of radicals that is so “gun crazy” that they even support terrorists buying guns. The Daily News made that absurd claim earlier in the week, and the network of Dan Rather is doing so today. Reality, of course, is something quite different. The National Rifle Association is both a firearms training organization and a civil rights group, and opposes long-running Democrat attempts to...
  • Trump Is Calling For ALL Concealed Carry Permit Holders To Do THIS…

    11/18/2015 9:03:26 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 124 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | 11/18/2015
    DONALD TRUMP HAS NEWS FOR ALL CONCEALED CARRY HOLDERS... Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is serious about the right to bear arms. Our country is at a time of potential threat from ISIS terrorists and with an influx of Syrian refugees, many are on high alert. Trump issued a statement to Breitbart calling for all concealed carry permit holders to actually carry. He said" "There are nearly 13 million concealed carry permit holders in the United States who are part of the 100 million gun owners who defend the Constitutional right to "keep and bear arms." This fundamental liberty is...
  • Bill Maher on Terror Attacks: Wouldn’t Being Armed at Least Give Citizens a Chance?

    11/21/2015 10:59:33 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 21, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During the November 20 airing of Real Time with Bill Maher, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) pro-gun control comments were countered by Maher’s observation that being armed duringa Paris-style attack would at least give citizens a fighting chance to survive. According to MRC/Newsbusters, Maher stepped in to defend the option of being armed for self-defense after Newsom dismissed the idea of a good guy with a gun having any real success against bad guys with guns.Newsom said, “I just simply, this sort of mythology, the guy with the gun that’s going to come save the day, I mean, so...
  • Katie Pavlich Tweets Out Perfect Response To Hillary Clinton’s Gun Control Award

    11/20/2015 7:24:05 AM PST · by OttawaFreeper · 17 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | November 19 2015 | Andrew Mark Miller
    The Brady Campaign is a group that actively pushes for gun control regulations under the guise of wanting to keep people safer. Every year they give out awards to high profile people that either donate a lot of money or push through legislation that promotes the restriction of access to guns across the country. This year’s big winner? Hillary Clinton. Conservative commentator Katie Pavlich provided the internet with a great response to this moment of hypocrisy.
  • We Face Terrorist Threats – Don’t Even Think About Enacting Gun Control Laws

    11/19/2015 11:04:55 AM PST · by Torcert · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/18/2015 | Ron Danielowski
    Despite France's draconian gun laws, terrorists have once again proven that only good people obey bad laws, and they do so to their own detriment. It is important to realize that the best security practices, people, and technology governments have to offer could not thwart the ISIS attacks in Paris. Nor will these practices, institutions, and technologies thwart the next attack. [..] Thankfully, the reality of these attacks is that they can be deterred, disrupted, and even defeated by properly trained and well-armed civilian populous. A handful of properly trained civilians carrying concealed weapons in the Bataclan Theatre could have...
  • NJ man loses 76 guns over domestic dispute he wasn’t a part of

    11/19/2015 10:30:57 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    guns.com ^ | 11/19/2015 | Chris Eger
    Although C.L.H had a clean record and was not a defendant in the domestic violence proceeding, which was later voluntarily dismissed in any event, what authorities found out about his collection led to trouble. On examination by the State Police, five of the guns were considered under New Jersey law to be banned “assault weapons” which led to the forfeiture of those firearms and, since that disqualified him from further gun ownership under state law as argued the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, the other 71 guns as well. A local court agreed and ordered the entire collection remain impounded pending...
  • Keefe Report: Ruger on the Frontline Against Terror

    11/18/2015 6:30:02 PM PST · by Jed Eckert · 36 replies
    American Rifleman ^ | November 16, 2015 | Mark Keefe
    As Americans are shocked and horrified by the carnage of another extremist Islamic attack in Paris-this one far worse than the Charlie Hebdo and Kosher market massacres-one of America's most popular rifles is once again on the frontline in the war against terror. And it's not a gun familiar from the nightly news. That gun is a nearly 30-year-old variant of the Ruger Mini-14 called the Mousqueton A.M.D., the latter is an abbreviation for Armement Moyen de Defense. The veteran rifles from Ruger have appeared on broadcasts around the world in hands of helmeted French police. And the guns are...
  • Dem Schakowsky: ISIS Paris Attacks “Chilling Reminder” that US Needs Stricter Gun Laws

    11/18/2015 9:51:11 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/18/15 | Jim Hoft
    Wow- More insanity from the American left. On Friday eight ISIS linked terrorists slaughtered 132 people in Paris. At least one of the Islamists posed as a refugee to enter Europe - in October. The Islamic terrorists gutted their victims on the floor of the Bataclan concert hall. Democrat Rep. Jan Schakowsky from Illinois told SiriuxXM radio that the Paris terrorist attacks last week were a "chilling reminder" that the U.S. needs more restrictive gun laws. France has some of the strictest gun laws in the West. Only terrorists and criminals are packing heat. Via News Alert:
  • Dr. Kent Hovind Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

    11/18/2015 8:29:59 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 54 replies
    You Tube ^ | Nov 17, 2015
    Dr. Kent Hovind Endorses Hillary Clinton for President
  • Proposed law to stop terror suspects from buying guns in U.S. faces NRA, GOP opposition

    11/18/2015 7:07:10 AM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | November 18, 2015 | Cameron Joseph and Larry Mcshane
    The NRA -- and their gun-loving Republican cohorts -- are refusing once more to stop terrorists intent on getting armed in the U.S.A. A legal loophole allows suspected terrorists on the government's no-fly list to legally buy guns, but a bill to fix that will likely wither on the vine. The federal Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act, even in the wake of last week’s terrorist killing of 129 people in Paris, remains a long shot due to its rabid pro-gun opponents. "Anything which they feel restricts the use or the ability to retain a gun they’re opposed...
  • Book Review: Intrepid Explorer: The Autobiography of the World's Best Mine Finder

    11/17/2015 4:26:08 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Intrepid Explorer: The Autobiography of the World's Best Mine Finder, by J. David Lowell 496 pages, Published by Sentinel Peak Press, University of Arizona, 2014 J. David Lowell is a hero directly out of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, but in real life. This little promoted book is an inspirational account of a life built on the American dream, a questioning and active mind, physical courage and achievement that enriched the entire world. The book is a true life adventure novel. It was hard to put down. I read longer into the night than I should have. It was impossible...
  • Keeping guns out gets us nowhere in staying safer

    11/17/2015 10:48:27 AM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 14 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | November 17, 2015 | Dr. John R. Lott Jr.
    Suppose a criminal comes upon your home and sees a sign announcing, “Gun Free Zone.” How would he respond? Unless he thinks that the homeowner is playing a joke on him, the sign would put his mind at ease and make him more likely to break in. Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy, argued that such signs make us safer, attacking my October testimony before the state Senate Judiciary Committee. Related: ‘Guns everywhere’ bill goes against the facts, by Daniel Webster. Mass public killers want to commit suicide, but they also want to gain media...
  • Daily Beast: Gun Control Can Stop Terrorists

    11/17/2015 8:46:14 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 11/17/2015 | Robert Farago
    When gun rights advocates point out that the firearms-related murders are “epidemic” in a city with some of America’s strictest gun control laws (Chicago), advocates of civilian disarmament maintain that gun control isn’t the problem. It’s the answer! Well it would be if it weren’t for those meddling kids lax gun laws in surrounding states. But the same token, how do Islamic terrorists in Paris kill dozens of innocents with AKs in an entire country with “common sense gun laws”? “The answer,” dailybeast.com scribe David Axe writes . . .
  • Obama says gun control to be top issue of final year

    11/17/2015 8:54:31 AM PST · by rktman · 94 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 11/17/2015 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama hopes to make gun control the top issue of his final year in office, saying Americans aren’t more violent than other people but they “have more deadly weapons to act out their rage.” In an interview published Tuesday in GQ magazine, Mr. Obama said easy access to guns is “the only variable” between the U.S. and other developed countries. “The main thing that I’ve been trying to communicate over the last several of these horrific episodes is that, contrary to popular belief, Americans are not more violent than people in other developed countries,” Mr. Obama said. “But they...
  • Op-ed: We need more than luck to protect us from gun violence

    11/15/2015 1:10:53 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 62 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Nov 14 2015 | Rachel Borup
    Last weekend I took my 9-year-old on a mother-daughter date to Fashion Place Mall. As we sat in the crowded food court enjoying an ice cream, two white men in their early 20s walked by our table, each wearing jeans, a tucked-in T-shirts and a prominently displayed gun in its holster. The men walked slowly and seemed to enjoy the fact that people in the food court were visibly alarmed by their conspicuous exhibition of weapons. My immediate response was fear for my and my daughter's lives. We have all seen the tragedies in the news. We've heard how these...
  • Poll: Do you agree with Trump that tough French gun laws led to more deaths in terrorist attacks?

    11/15/2015 10:29:40 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 118 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 11/15/2015 | Ken Thorbourne
    As France and the rest of the world comes to grips with Friday night's horrific terrorist attacks in and around Paris that claimed at least 129 lives, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is blaming tough gun control laws in France for the dimensions of the tragedy. At a rally in southeast Texas Saturday afternoon, Trump told the crowd "nobody had guns but the bad guys." "You can say what you want, but if they had guns -- if our people had guns, if they were allowed to carry -- it would have been a much, much different situation," Trump said,...
  • Trump: Paris Attacks ‘Much Different’ If France Had More Guns

    11/14/2015 3:32:56 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies
    variety.com ^ | Ted Johnson
    Donald Trump, speaking at a rally on Saturday in Beaumont, Texas, suggested that fewer people would have been killed had more civilians been armed. "When you look at Paris, toughest gun laws in the world, nobody had guns but the bad guys," he said. "Nobody had guns. And they were just shooting them one by one, and then they broke in and had a big shootout and ultimately killed the terrorists. And I will tell you what--you can say what you want, if they had guns, if our people had guns, if they were allowed to carry, it would have...
  • Trumps Fake 2000 Campaign: Gun Bans, Single-Payer Health Care, And Taxes

    06/17/2015 2:44:37 AM PDT · by South40 · 30 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 16 JUN 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Donald Trump also wrote about his pro-choice instincts. Real-estate mogul and now Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump briefly flirted with the idea of running for president in 2000 as a member of the Reform Party. Trump, who launched his presidential campaign for the Republican nomination Tuesday, published an outline of his positions in a book titled, The America We Deserve.((snip)) On guns: The Republicans walk the NRA line and refuse even limited restrictions. I generally oppose gun control, but I support the ban on assault weapons and I also support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun.
  • 2004: Romney signs off on permanent assault weapons ban

    04/13/2012 4:44:10 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 36 replies
    TheRightScoop.com ^ | February 4th, 2012
    Andrew Kaczynski dug up this Romney press release today from the Web Archive, showing that he signed off on a permanent Assault Weapons ban in 2004: In a move that will help keep the streets and neighborhoods of Massachusetts safe, Governor Mitt Romney today signed into law a permanent assault weapons ban that forever makes it harder for criminals to get their hands on these dangerous guns. Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts, Romney said, at a bill signing ceremony with legislators, sportsmens groups and gun safety advocates. These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They...
  • “Shame On You”: Newt Gingrich Called Out On French TV For Paris Tweet

    11/14/2015 12:01:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 11/15/2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was called out on French television for a tweet he sent about the deadly terrorist attack in Paris on Friday. The former speaker and presidential candidate had speculated in a tweet that citizens with concealed carry permits for guns would have stopped the deadly shooting at a Paris concert hall. Gingrich's tweet prompted France 24's Mark Owen to say he found capitalizing on crises to advance a political agenda to be shameful. "Newt Gingrich, shame on you," Owen said. "So he's using this atrocity to make his point that people should be able...
  • Want a gun? Take a bullet: Take this, gutless NRA cowards

    10/17/2015 1:23:22 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 67 replies
    Salon ^ | 10/16/2015 | D. Watkins
    Gun control doesn't go far enough. If you want license to carry a weapon, you should know the pain of getting hit As a teen I watched Chris Rock brilliantly address Americas gun problem during his Bigger and Blacker stand up. We dont need gun control, Rock pleaded to a packed house, We need bullet controlif bullets were $5000, people would think before they shot some one! You gotta really piss someone off for them to dump $50,000 worth of bullets in to you! And just like the crowd, my brother, some friends and I erupted in laughter. Rock was...
  • CNN Using French Attacks to Push gun control/refugee cause (vanity)

    11/13/2015 4:51:51 PM PST · by God luvs America · 63 replies
    Have heard this three times in the past half hour. Female host asks, "how did these guys get assault weapons in France? France is not the United States where assault weapons are easy to come by". Later expert said "this is the fear of American officials- hitting soft targets in this country when guns are so easy to come by." Moments ago said "police in this country are not prepared to blunt an attack such as this considering how easy guns are to obtain." Second expert claims "refugee's fleeing this same violence- just a few cases of refugee's causing problems".
  • Hillary Clinton to Receive Gun Control Award

    11/13/2015 11:58:31 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 13, 2015 | Loren Gutentag
    The Brady Center to Prevent Gun violence is set to present Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton with the inaugural Governor Mario M. Cuomo Leadership award at the Bear Awards on Nov. 19, The Washington Free Beacon reports. The awards, named after Jim "Bear" Brady, President Reagan's secretary who was shot during an assassination attempt, will be held at Cipriani on Broadway in New York City with tickets to the event priced at $1,000 each.
  • Murdered for their guns, Venezuela's police are now victims of crime

    11/13/2015 9:25:55 AM PST · by Torcert · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4 November 2015 | Alicia Hernández in Caracas
    A gang culture of impunity and stricter gun control has led to off-duty police officers being killed for their weapons, motorbikes and even mobile phones.Not even the police are safe in Venezuela. In a country which saw 24,000 murders recorded in 2013 and whose capital city Caracas was runner-up for murder capital of the world, 252 security officers have been killed in the country from January until October this year, in most cases simply because they were carrying something valuable -a gun. [..]When President Maduro launched a disarmament plan in 2014, and security forces were also ordered to destroy weapons...
  • NY Times: How Gun Traffickers Get Around State Gun Laws

    11/13/2015 3:16:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 13, 2015 | Gregor Aisch and Josh Keller
    In California, some gun smugglers use FedEx. In Chicago, smugglers drive just across the state line into Indiana, buy a gun and drive back. In Orlando, Fla., smugglers have been known to fill a $500 car with guns and send it on a ship to crime rings in Puerto Rico. In response to mass shootings in the last few years, more than 20 states, including some of the nation's biggest, have passed new laws restricting how people can buy and carry guns. Yet the effect of those laws has been significantly diluted by a thriving underground market for firearms brought...
  • Blumenthal Calls On Cruz To Disavow PAC Ad

    11/10/2015 11:21:28 AM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 10, 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” while discussing a new pro-Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) super PAC ad featuring an anti-gun control message that references Presidents Barack Obama’s gun control push after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) called on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to disavow the ad.
  • Maryland Ends Ballistic Fingerprinting Database After 15 Years, $5 Million, No Crimes Solved

    11/08/2015 6:05:21 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Nov 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    With a bill, retroactive to show an ending date of October 1, the state of Maryland is ending its program to take ballistic fingerprints of firearms through shell casings after 15 years, $5 million spent, and no crimes solved. When passed by Maryland lawmakers and signed into law by Governor Parris N. Glendening (D) in 2000, ballistic fingerprinting was sold to Maryland residents as a way for police to literally use discarded crime scene shell casings to find the gun that had fired them and, thereby, the person who possessed the gun at the time of crime. To accomplish this,...
  • Dem Gun Ban Would Require Confiscation, Ban Most Pistols

    11/07/2015 10:08:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | November 6, 2015 | Brian Sikma
    A Democratic-proposed gun ban would prohibit some of the most highly-rated hunting rifles and shotguns, ban most pistols, and require Wisconsin residents who owned so-called “semiautomatic assault weapons” to turn their guns in to the government. State Rep. Lisa Subeck and three other Democratic state lawmakers are proposing a sweeping ban on rifles, shotguns and pistols they deem dangerous because they are “designed to kill large numbers of people quickly.” Legislative attorneys – known as Legislative Counsel – confirmed to state Rep. Dave Craig (R) that the loosely written ban does not contain a grandfather clause, meaning owners of prohibited...
  • Open Carry did not delay Police Response in Colorado Shooting (ref coward at salon.com)

    11/06/2015 10:31:53 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 11/6/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The disarmists are claiming that the police did not respond to the shooter in Colorado Springs because the State has open carry rights, as do 45 states of the United States. From R Bruce Magee, a commenter on kpbs.org: This past weekend. a man was seen wandering a Colorado Springs neighborhood brandishing a heavy weapon. Recognizing the man as a neighbor, a woman called 911. The dispatcher told her the police couldn't do anything about the man due to the state's Open Carry Law. Within a few minutes of that phone call, the man had shot and killed three innocent...
  • Dr. Ben Carson Attempts to Clarify His Second Amendment Stance at NRA Annual Meetings

    04/11/2015 8:17:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/10/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Nashville - Speaking from the 144th annual NRA Annual Meetings Friday afternoon, potential GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson attempted to clarify his stance on the Second Amendment. "For the record let me make it extremely clear that I am extremely pro-Second Amendment and that I would never allow anyone to tamper with that right," Carson said. "We will never let the right to keep and bear arms be removed from those [generations] who follow us in this great nation," he continued.