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  • Andrew Young weighs in on the Confederate flag debate

    ATLANTA - An international civil rights icon and former Atlanta mayor weighs in on the debate the entire country is talking about. FOX 5's Morse Diggs sat down with Ambassador Andrew Young to get his take on the Confederate flag and his answer might surprise you. He said some people fighting against the flag are more worried about treating the symptoms than treating the illness. Also he is not advocating a tax on the flag. The former two-term mayor suggested people focus more on the substance of the problems and issues of today and not on a symbol. He said...
  • Jeb Bush Leads in New Poll. Hereís Why Conservatives Donít Need to Worry About It

    06/30/2015 9:34:33 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06-30-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Breitbart reports that, according to a new NBC/WSJ poll released yesterday, Jeb Bush is the current leader in the crowded field of Republican presidential candidates. According to the poll, Bush is supported by 22% of primary voters. Scott Walker is second with 17%, and Marco Rubio is third with 14%. Everybody else comes behind (this includes Ben Carson and Ted Cruz). Although I saw many conservatives on Facebook explode at this news, Iím not worried at all. You see, Bush has only two strengths: 1. Heís a Bush. This is a strength because it means instant name recognition. Additionally, although...
  • Graham Knocks Cruz On Guns And Tyranny: 'We Tried That Once... I'm Not Looking For An Insurrection'

    04/16/2015 12:53:07 PM PDT · by VinL · 129 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 4/16/2015 | Sahil Kapor
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's argument that the Second Amendment provides the "ultimate check against government tyranny" is a bit too extreme for potential 2016 rival and fellow Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). "Well, we tried that once in South Carolina. I wouldn't go down that road again," Graham said, in an apparent reference to the Civil War. "I think an informed electorate is probably a better check than, you know, guns in the streets." Speaking to a few reporters near the Senate floor Thursday, Graham was answering questions from TPM about the Texas firebrand and presidential candidate's argument made in...
  • Iowa caucus odds: 1 of these 4 will win

    06/29/2015 8:07:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 29, 2015 | Steve Deace
    Turns out there is a silver lining to five justices on the U.S. Supreme Court committing what amounts to cultural self-immolation last week ó it winnowed the crowded field of 2016 GOP presidential candidates considerably. After analyzing the historical demographics of the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses, along with the overall environment on the ground, Iím confident we already know who can win here next February and who cannot. Championship Tier Given the demographic dominance of evangelicals in the Iowa Caucuses, where theyíre about 60 percent of the vote, as well as Iowa Republicansí documented disdain for activist judges (see Iowaís historic...
  • Walter Williams: Constitutional Ignorance and Dereliction

    06/29/2015 2:35:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 1, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    The nation's demagogues and constitutionally ignorant are using the Charleston, South Carolina, AME church shooting to attack the Second Amendment's "right of the people to keep and bear Arms." A couple of years ago, President Barack Obama said, "I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations." That's a vision shared by many Americans, namely that the Constitution's framers gave us the Second Amendment to protect our rights to go deer and duck hunting, do a bit of skeet shooting, and protect ourselves against criminals. That this vision is so widely...
  • Judge orders Brady Center to pay legal fees of ammo company after nuisance suit

    06/29/2015 1:35:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/29/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence has been in an ongoing legal battle for years now trying to sue Lucky Gunner, an ammunition supplier, and hold them responsible for James Holmes shooting up the Aurora movie theater. How they managed that mental leap was always a bit of a mystery, but they’ve been able to tie up Lucky Gunner in court for quite a while over it. This week a judge had apparently heard enough and declared the action to be little more than a publicity stunt and a nuisance suit, ordering the Brady Center to pay the...
  • Sowell: Supreme Court Disasters

    06/29/2015 1:17:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 30, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Many people are looking at the recent Supreme Court decisions about ObamaCare and same-sex marriage in terms of whether they think these are good or bad policies. That is certainly a legitimate concern, for both those who favor those policies and those who oppose them. But there is a deeper and more long-lasting impact of these decisions that raise the question whether we are still living in America, where "we the people" are supposed to decide what kind of society we want, not have our betters impose their notions on us. The Constitution of the United States says that the...
  • Pope: Marriage between man and woman is threatened by gender ideology

    06/08/2015 4:02:18 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies
    https://www.lifesitenews.com ^ | June 8, 2015 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    This morning Pope Francis told the bishops of Puerto Rico, in Rome on their ad limina visit, that the beauty of marriage between man and woman is threatened by the ideology of gender. He also urged them to emphasize family pastoral ministry in order to counteract serious social problems resulting from the assault on traditional family values. Noting that "so-called gender ideology" is challenging the complementarity between a man and a woman under the guise of seeking a more just society, the Holy Father said, "Let me to draw your attention to the value and beauty of marriage. The differences...
  • Judgeís ruling threatens upheaval of Puerto Rico gun laws(Open-carry, no permit for purchase, CCW)

    06/22/2015 12:26:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Guns.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | Chris Eger
    local court in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico this month issued a stern ruling that could end some of the strongest gun laws in the country. Taking control of Puerto Ricoís strict firearms statutes is Judge Lugo Anibal Irizarry, sitting in the Court of Salinas, who found the U.S. territoryís Ley de Armas unconstitutionally prohibitive and in violation of the Second Amendment as part of a class action lawsuit brought by 850 plaintiffs. As Irizarryís 42-page (Spanish) ruling reads, explained by the Second Amendment Foundation, Puerto Ricans in the Commonwealth may now carry openly or concealed without a permit, and...
  • Having Dispensed With God, Leftists Now Aim for Christians

    06/29/2015 10:11:57 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 18 replies
    http://patriotpost.us ^ | June 29, 2015 | Robin Smith
    1-2-3-4-5. Five leftist lawyers, currently abusing their authority as Supreme Court Justices, unleashed their activism upon the U.S. Constitution Friday and created a non-existent right to same-sex marriage. The Fourteenth Amendment may provide equal protection under the law, but by applying it to expand the definition of marriage the Court has created a constitutional crisis in America. The First and Tenth Amendments, which respectively promise freedom of individual religion and award jurisdiction to the States of all powers not enumerated in the Constitution, have now been placed in direct conflict with the Fourteenth Amendment. ďLove WinsĒ? Not here it doesnít,...
  • Sheriff Clarke just used this R word to forecast the fallout from Supreme Court Ruling

    06/29/2015 9:43:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 82 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 6-29-15 | Norvell Rose
    Last weekís 5-4 Supreme Court decision declaring same-sex marriage to be a constitutionally protected right in all 50 states is setting up battle lines across the country, with many church leaders and some state officials indicating they will stand firm in protecting the religious liberty of those who find the high courtís decision morally offensive. Thereís even a high-profile law enforcement figure who has taken to social media with a warning about the ďcultural rotĒ associated with the courtís declaration that gay marriage is legal across the country, despite what individual states and their residents might say. Milwaukee County Sheriff...
  • Obama sheds cool style for 'fearless' final lap in office

    06/29/2015 10:30:22 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-29-2015 | Roberta Rampton, Richard Cowan and Steve Holland
    Barack Obama has reached the stage of his presidency where if he wants to break out in song publicly, as he did with ďAmazing GraceĒ in a eulogy on Friday, then heís going to do it. With a year-and-a-half left in office, Obama is shedding some of his trademark ďno dramaĒ style for a looser approach, admitting that he feels more fearless and liberated. It may also be in recognition that he has few big-ticket policy achievements left to enjoy in polarized Washington as the end of his two-term presidency approaches. In a remarkable week for the president, a victory...
  • Black People Used to Shoot Back and It Wasn't a Big Deal

    06/29/2015 10:10:43 AM PDT · by Fay · 11 replies
    The Political Outcast ^ | June 27, 2015 | Mark Horne
    A few days ago I pointed out that it was wrong to act like it was controversial for African Americans to consider arming themselves in order to protect themselves from violent attack. The Second Amendment is for black people, white people, and every other color. Since then Reason.com has uncovered some material about the civil rights movement: Dylann Roofís racially motivated murders of nine black churchgoers have brought predictable calls for new restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms. How ironic this is we shall soon see. Advocates of gun rights argue that the best way to prevent...
  • Jeb Bush rejects post-Charleston calls for stricter gun control laws

    06/29/2015 8:24:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 6/27/2015 | Kurtis Lee
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush pushed back Saturday against calls from President Obama and other Democrats for stricter gun control laws in the wake of the mass shooting at a Charleston, S.C., church that left nine people dead. Bush, who traveled to this Las Vegas suburb for a town hall event, said he does not believe tougher gun laws would prevent mass shootings.
  • Report: Guns Used 199X More Often to Stop Crime Than to Kill

    06/26/2015 6:16:34 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    TeaParty.org ^ | June 25, 2015 | Kit Daniels
    A gun control group claims 12,558 people were shot and killed in 2014, but since guns are used to stop an estimated 2.5 million crimes a year, that means guns are used 199 times more often to prevent crime than to kill, as journalist Kit Daniels explains. VIDEO
  • ACLU: Weíre only interested in protecting some civil rights

    06/27/2015 3:00:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 27, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Come on. How many will truly be surprised to see the American Civil Liberties Union backpedal away from an enumerated civil right in the Constitution, now that the cognoscenti considers it a form of bigotry? I feel so old. I remember when the ACLU was a civil liberties organization. http://t.co/oe1EiYAXja‚ÄĒ James Taranto (@jamestaranto) June 27, 2015 @Popehat @Lorienen @ACLU well now that Christians use it the ACLU can't support it‚ÄĒ Clarence Whorley (@ClarenceWhorley) June 27, 2015 The organization that once went to court to ensure that the American Nazi Party could parade through Skokie, Illinois in an exercise of free...
  • Washington Post: Forget The Confederate Flag, Focus on Gun Control

    06/28/2015 2:01:18 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 28, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On Friday,†The Washington Post ran a column asking readers†to ďlook away from the Confederate flagĒ and look instead at the gun alleged Charleston attacker Dylann Roof held in his hand. WaPo†published a picture of Roof holding a Confederate flag in his left hand and a Glock in his right. The paper then noted that the†nation reacted to the Charleston attack by ď[debating]Öwhat the old battle flag symbolizes and whether it should be displayed anywhere outside a museum.Ē They argue that this is misplacedĖthat the nation should be discussing what new gun controls will be passed.This same sentiment was expressed by...
  • Jeb Bush Supports Gun Control

    06/29/2015 7:17:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 6/28/2015 | Robert Farago
    Jeb Bush said Saturday. Bush, who plans to meet with black ministers in Charleston, South Carolina, on Monday, said identifying potentially violent people before they commit such crimes is a better approach than further restrictions on gun ownership. ĎWe as a society better figure out how we identify these folks long before they feel compelled to take up a gun and kill innocent people,í the former Florida governor said at a town hall meeting.Ē And then, this . . . Afterward, he told reporters gun control was an issue that should be sorted out at the state level. ďRural areas...
  • Federal Judge Orders Brady Center to Pay Ammo Dealerís Legal Fees After Dismissing Lawsuit

    06/29/2015 3:25:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 29, 2015 | Stephen Gutowski
    A federal judge has ordered that the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence pay the legal fees of an online ammunition dealer it sued for the Aurora movie theater shooting. [Snip] ďA crazed, homicidal killer should not be able to amass a military arsenal, without showing his face or answering a single question, with the simple click of a mouse,Ē Brady Centerís Legal Action Project Director Jonathan Lowy said at the time. ďIf businesses choose to sell military-grade equipment online, they must screen purchasers to prevent arming people like James Holmes.Ē Judge Matsch disagreed with the Brady Centerís argument. He...
  • Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage may pave way for expanded gun rights

    06/28/2015 3:25:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Guns.com ^ | June 27, 2015 | Chris Egar
    With the high courtís latest ruling on same-sex marriages, some contend the decision could lead to increased gun rights, specifically national CCW reciprocity, by using the same argument. Friday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and recognize those sanctioned by other states. ďNo longer may this liberty be denied,Ē Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the majority in the landmark decision that arguably made same sex marriage a reality in the 13 remaining states that continued to ban the practice. With similar...
  • Pope's activism sets stage for awkward visit to Capitol Hill

    06/28/2015 12:04:45 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 28, 2015 | Devin Henry
    Congressional Republicans say they are ready to welcome Pope Francis to Capitol Hill this fall ó even if he uses part of his speech to challenge them on issues like climate change or income inequality.Francisís climate change encyclical last week was just the latest example of his willingness to wade into contentious political debates, often with positions that seem to fall on the liberal side of the spectrum. ADVERTISEMENT The popeís nods to progressive politics have put some Republicans in an awkward spot. While many are Catholic and conservative, they are loath to be seen as criticizing the head of...
  • Pope Francis Recruits Naomi Klein in Climate Change Battle

    06/28/2015 11:32:07 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 68 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6/27/15 | Rosie Scammell
    Social activist Ďsurprised but delightedí to join top cardinal in high-level environment conference at the Vatican She is one of the worldís most high-profile social activists and a ferocious critic of 21st-century capitalism. He is one of the popeís most senior aides and a professor of climate change economics. But this week the secular radical will join forces with the Catholic cardinal in the latest move by Pope Francis to shift the debate on global warming. Naomi Klein and Cardinal Peter Turkson are to lead a high-level conference on the environment, bringing together churchmen, scientists and activists to debate climate...
  • SCOTUS ruling on same sex marriage mandates nationwide concealed carry reciprocity

    06/28/2015 11:10:19 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 15 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 6-26-15 | Bob Owens
    If youíre following any of the various media outlets this morning, youíre probably aware that the U.S. Supreme Court has just extended gay marriage to all 50 states. The Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide, in a historic decision that invalidates gay marriage bans in more than a dozen states. Gay and lesbian couples already can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The courtís ruling on Friday means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage. The outcome is...
  • Why Gun Manufacturers are in Serious Financial Trouble (a boom is always followed by a bust)

    06/28/2015 9:08:31 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Huff and Puff Post ^ | June 28, 2015 | http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-a-tures/why-gun-manufacturers-are_b_7595246.html
    If gun sales are supposedly "red hot," why are gun manufacturers struggling, even filing for bankruptcy? The answers include a gun glut and long-term trends in gun ownership in America. There's a continuous media mantra that gun sales are going through the roof. Well, they may have had a little boomlet after the 2012 Newtown shootings. But with Colt filing for bankruptcy, and other gun manufacturers reporting huge declines in sales and falling stock, it's clear that Americans aren't going as gun crazy as people think.On June 15, Political Scientist Robert Spitzer of SUNY Cortland wrote the column "Why assault...
  • Vikings' Josh Robinson Compares Gay Marriage to Incest and Pedophilia

    06/28/2015 9:54:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Eonline ^ | 06/28/2015 | Brett Malec
    Cue the backlash!Following this morning's history-making Supreme Court Decision on marriage equality, Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson took to Twitter to condemn gay marriage in a series of homophobic tweets. He event compared marriage equality to incest and pedophilia."Love is love? So what will we say when the 30yr old loves YOUR 10 year old. When the dad loves HIS 6 year old? It's different? Yea okay!" the 24-year-old football star wrote Friday. "The day one person makes that stand, some may support, but many will say that's sick! That day I will say ‚Äėhypocrites.'""When did we start defining a word...
  • Obama's Amazing Disgrace of a Eulogy

    06/28/2015 7:15:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 28, 2015 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Fresh off a victory lap in the Rose Garden where the #LOVEWINS president narcissistically defined agreeing with him as ďlove,Ē President Obama segued from LGBTQ rights into racial rancor and Biblical misrepresentation during a eulogy where he also defined ďGodís graceĒ as agreeing with him. Taking to the pulpit at slain Charleston Emanuel A.M.E. Churchís pastor and state Senator Clementa Pinckneyís going-home celebration, Barack ĎCan you say Amení Obama assumed a black-preacher cadence and began the eulogy by ďGiving all praise and honor to [a] GodĒ whose Word the president normally revises with as much liberality as he does the...
  • Tenth Circuit Court Of Appeals Rules Against Guns

    06/28/2015 8:35:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    gunalizer.com ^ | 6/27/2015 | RRangel
    It appears that, until the nationís highest court decides to protect the expressly enumerated Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms as strongly as it does non-enumerated rights like gay marriage and abortion, law-abiding American gun owners are simply left to watch lower courts unravel the Constitution and our fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms in decisions like Bonidy.
  • Clinton says Supreme Court has a message for GOP: 'Move on' (barf alert)

    06/28/2015 3:53:33 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | June 27, 2015 | Lisa Lerer
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday praised the Supreme Court's ruling declaring same-sex couples have a right to marry and suggested that her Republican opponents were being left behind by history. In one of her most partisan speeches since announcing her presidential campaign, Clinton criticized the field of more than a dozen Republican candidates for opposing gay marriage, gun control, immigration reform and women's reproductive rights. "We can sum up the message from the court and the American people in just two words: Move on," she said in a fiery speech to Democratic activists gathered in Northern Virginia...
  • Scalia is unfit to serve: A justice who rejects science and the law for religion is of unsound mind

    06/14/2015 10:41:41 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 83 replies
    Salon ^ | June 14, 2015 | Jeffrey Tayler
    Full title: Antonin Scalia is unfit to serve: A justice who rejects science and the law for religion is of unsound mind Readers of this column already know that faith-derangement syndrome has stricken the highest levels of the executive branch of government, afflicting President Obama and virtually all his potential successors. Now we have evidence that it has spread to the top organ of the judiciary, the Supreme Court. But first, a clarification. Sufferers of faith-derangement syndrome (FDS) exhibit the following symptoms: unshakable belief in the veracity of manifest absurdities detailed in ancient texts regarding the origins of the cosmos...
  • Salon Writer: For White Catholics, Climate Science ĎClashes With Their Other God: The Free Market

    06/27/2015 6:19:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 27, 2015 | Tom Johnson
    When it comes to American Catholic opinions about climate change, a recent poll shows a major gap between whites and Latinos. The Public Religion Research Institute reports that by margins of approximately 20 percent, Latino Catholics are likelier than white Catholics to believe that there is such a thing as global warming; that itís ďdue to human activityĒ; and that it ďconstitutes a crisis or a major problem.Ē Whatís causing this discrepancy? A false god, suggests writer Patricia Miller. ďWhite Catholics donít accept the scientific consensus on climate change because it clashes with their other god: the free market,Ē declared...
  • The Right to be Free From Guns (barf alert)

    06/25/2015 4:59:36 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 40 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 25 june 2015 | E.J. Dionne,Jr.
    WASHINGTON -- Advocates of a saner approach to guns need a new strategy. We cannot go on like this, wringing our hands in frustration after every tragedy involving firearms. We said "Enough" after Sandy Hook. We thought the moment for action had come. Yet nothing happened. We are saying "Enough" after Charleston. But this time, we don't even expect anything to happen. What's needed is a long-term national effort to change popular attitudes toward handgun ownership. And we need to insist on protecting the rights of Americans who do not want to be anywhere near guns. None of this should...
  • Obama's race war has real consequences

    06/24/2015 6:22:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | June 23, 2015 | Larry Klayman
    On June 17, a truly evil and racist high school dropout, Dylann Roof, shot and killed nine black Christians in one of Charleston, South Carolina's oldest and most well-known black churches, Emanuel AME Church. Among the murdered was the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, ordained when he was 18. There are not enough words to condemn this despicable act. As a Messianic Jew Ė I refer to myself as a Jewish Christian Ė I can try to relate a little from the history of pogroms and violence that Jews have experienced throughout the years. We cringe to hear of such tragedies. Instantly,...
  • Harry Reid: US The "Only Advanced Country" Where "Mass Violence" Occurs

    06/24/2015 3:50:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 50 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 24, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) said the United States is the ďonly advanced countryĒ where public ďmass violenceĒ occurs, and more gun control is needed now to keep Charleston-like attacks from happening again. Reidís announcement that public ďmass violenceĒ does not happen in other advanced countries echoed a similar claim by Obama in which he referenced Charleston by claiming ďthat this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries.Ē
  • PBS host unsuccessfully tries to corner Ted Cruz on gun control: Media Bias vs. Reason

    06/24/2015 8:28:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | June 24, 2015 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Ah yes, the media and gun control. Senator Cruz joined PBS host Tavis Smiley Tuesday. Smiley seized the opportunity to peg Sen. Cruz on gun control. ďTo me and to others whoíve seen this, it seemed in bad taste, but maybe thatís my assessment,Ē Smiley said. ďWe all know what happened in Charleston the other day, and you were on the campaign trail after this happened, hereís what you said on the campaign trail.Ē Smiley then showed Sen. Cruz a clip bearing a HuffPo watermark, dated June 19 when Cruz was addressing a crowd in Iowa. ďWe need a second...
  • Scott Walker to sign legislation expanding gun rights in Wisconsin

    06/24/2015 4:11:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2015 | Jenna Johnson
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) plans to sign two new laws on Wednesday that expand the rights of gun owners by removing a 48-hour waiting period for those looking to purchase a firearm and allowing off-duty or retired police officers to carry concealed weapons at public schools. This action will come one week after a suspected gunman shot and killed nine people in an African American church in South Carolina, yet again prompting a national discussion about gun laws in the U.S. Walker plans to sign the two pieces of legislation ó Senate bills 35 and 70 ó at a...
  • Obama to Deliver Eulogy for Slain S.C. Pastor Clementa Pinckney

    06/23/2015 8:10:38 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 54 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6-22-2015 | M. Alex Johnson and Kristin Donnelly
    President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, one of nine people killed in last week's shootings at a Charleston, South Carolina, church, the White House said Monday. Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will all attend funeral services Friday for Pinckney, a state senator and pastor of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, one of the oldest and most influential African-American churches in the U.S. Pinckney and eight other people were shot to death last week at a Wednesday night Bible study session.
  • Why Iím not going to write about that dreadful mass murder in South Carolina

    06/23/2015 6:58:11 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 13 replies
    The Zelman Partisans ^ | June 19, 2015 | Claire Wolfe
    So some selfish little moron has blown away nine people in a church in South Carolina. And predictably every blood-dancer from Barack Obama to Stephen King has already gone on a crusade to blame the gun. Never mind that the murderer was such a sociopathic creep that he killed those innocents despite observing that they were nice to him in the hour he sat praying with them. Never mind that the murderer was a racist pig. Never mind that he was a criminal with an existing record (nature of which is so far unknown). Weíre about to be plunged into...
  • Sorry, Josh Earnest, But The Second Amendment Isnít About Hunting

    06/23/2015 6:36:09 AM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    thefederalist ^ | June 23, 2015 | Sean Davis
    Following last weekís shooting in Charleston, White House press secretary Josh Earnest implied during his daily press briefing that Americans donít need to own weapons that arenít used for hunting. ďYou donít need an assault rifle to go hunting,Ē Earnest said. ďItís not part of your family heritage.Ē SNIP------------------------------------- For starters, Iím not sure Earnest understands what an assault rifle is. The term ďassault rifleĒ is not a catch-all to describe any gun you think is scary; it actually has a very specific meaning. The term ďassault rifleĒ is almost always used to describe a selective fire weapon designed for...
  • Hillary Clinton Not Talking About í92 Clinton-Gore Confederate Campaign Button

    06/23/2015 3:18:16 AM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 22, 2015 | Fred Lucas
    Itís unclear if the Clinton-Gore Confederate flag campaign button that has been prominent on social media was an official part of their 1992 presidential campaign. And Hillary Clinton isnít clarifying, nor is her team responding to questions about her husband honoring the flag as Arkansas governor in 1987. TheBlaze left phone and email messages with the Clinton campaign Monday inquiring whether the button, and other similar designs sold on eBay, was part of the official campaign of Bill Clinton and Al Gore. TheBlaze also asked if the former Arkansas first lady opposed now or opposed then an act signed...
  • [D-MD Martin] OMalley: A single life 'worth more than all the guns in the United States' [Barf]

    06/22/2015 5:43:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/22/15 | Ariel Cohen
    Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley may not be doing well in the polls, but he's putting in a concerted effort to make his voice heard on gun violence in the wake of the recent Charleston massacres. "A single American life is worth more than all the guns in the United States," O'Malley said while giving a speech at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in San Francisco. "How many senseless acts of violence do we have to endure as a people before we stand up to the congressional lobbyists of the National Rifle Association? How many more Americans have to die?"...
  • Serial Lies: Politifact Blasts Obama Over Gun Claim About Mass Killings In Other Countries

    06/22/2015 12:50:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | John Nolte
    Serial liar President Barack Obama has been busted in yet another one of his serial lies. This time it is a lie he told Thursday in the hopes of politically exploiting the cold-blooded murders of 9 innocent people into legislative action that would restrict the Second Amendment civil rights of law-abiding Americans.
  • Associated Press's Ted Cruz Gun Photos Disapper From Image Wire

    06/22/2015 12:55:40 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | Ezra Dulis
    A search of APImages.com for ďSen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Ē no longer yields a handful of photos from photojournalist Charlie Neibergall wherein the barrel of a gun on a poster points to the U.S. Senator and presidential candidateís head.A screenshot of the latest search results for Senator Cruz show nine photos from the ďCelebrate the 2nd Amendment EventĒ in Iowa where he spoke on Saturday, June 20th, then photos begin from his appearance at the ďRoad to MajorityĒ event in Washington, DC Thursday, June 18, 2015. The controversial gun poster images from the Iowa photo op are nowhere to be...
  • Black gun rights advocate challenges Obamaís call after church shooting

    06/22/2015 12:15:10 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 14 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | June 21, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    A former Marine, Christian pastor and author of ďBlack Man with a Gun,Ē Mr. Blanchard wants more black people to protect themselves by embracing the Second Amendment and learning to use firearms, instead of reflexively siding with the gun control movement.
  • Karl Rove: We Can Stop Gun Violence if We Repeal the Second Amendment

    06/22/2015 7:17:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/22/2015 | The Tatler
    Posted By The Tatler On June 22, 2015 @ 2:07 am In Second Amendment | 16 Comments Karl Rove made an appearance on Fox News Sunday and said the only way to stop gun violence is to repeal the Second Amendment and ‚Äúremove guns from society.‚ÄĚThe subject was the tragic shooting at Charleston, South Carolina‚Äôs Emanuel African Methodist Church. WALLACE:How do we stop the violence?ROVE: I wish I had an easy answer for that, but I don¬ít think there¬ís an easy answerWe saw an act of evil. Racist, bigoted evil, and to me the amazing thing is that it was...
  • Karl Roive vs. the 2nd Amendment

    06/22/2015 10:45:04 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Guns donít kill people, the Constitution kills people, at least according to Karl Rove, Republican strategist and architect of George W. Bushís election and reelection as president. Rove, speaking on Fox News Sunday, and in the wake of the South Carolina church massacre, embraced the liberal mantra that there are too many guns on the street and went a step further and a step too far, saying the way to avoid more such tragedies is to repeal the Second Amendment and its guarantee of our right to keep and bear arms: Now maybe thereís some magic law that will keep...
  • Obama: Gun Manufacturers ĎMake Out Like Banditsí After Mass Shootings

    06/22/2015 10:21:13 AM PDT · by PROCON · 71 replies
    breitbart ^ | June 22, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama continued pressing for change of the nationís gun laws, which he argues would help stop mass shootings that he says have become all too frequent. He also signaled frustration with the National Rifle Association and gun manufacturers for blocking his proposed legislative efforts. During an interview with the ďWTF Podcast,Ē with Marc Maron, Obama complained that gun manufacturers reaped the benefits from shootings, based on the fear that the government would take away their guns. ďEach time that these events occur, ironically, gun manufacturers make out like bandits, partly because of this fear thatís churned up that the...
  • An Australian comic on what U.S. gun laws look like to the rest of the world

    06/21/2015 9:08:23 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 40 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 19, 2015 | Ana Swanson
    "I'm going to talk about something now that sort of splits the crowd a little bit," Australian comedian Jim Jeffries says. "Gun control." "Don't get excited," he continues, "because the other people have guns!" "Shhhhh." In this hilarious act, Jeffries says he believes in the right of Americans to have gun, but seems skeptical of the argument -- often made by gun rights activists often claim -- that Americans need guns for their own security. "In Australia we had guns, right up until 1996. In 1996 Australia had the biggest massacre on earth. Still hasn't been beaten," Jeffries says. "Now...
  • Pope Francis Says Weapons Manufacturers Shouldnít Call Themselves Christians

    06/21/2015 9:08:12 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 88 replies
    NYMAG ^ | June 21, 2015 | NYMAG
    Pope Francis, who's been espousing pro-life positions in all senses of the term, took a moment on Sunday to inform those involved in weapons manufacturing that they're not really Christians. "If you trust only men you have lost," he told thousands of young people during a rally in the Italian city of Turin. "It makes me think of ... people, managers, businessmen who call themselves Christian and they manufacture weapons. That leads to a bit a distrust, doesn't it?" The crowd applauded and he went on to criticize those who invest in weapons industries, saying, "duplicity is the currency of...
  • 'White racism,' NRA are to blame for lax gun rules, Martin O'Malley says

    06/21/2015 8:04:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 21, 2015 | Cathleen Decker
    Democratic presidential candidate Martin OíMalley suggested Sunday that Congress had fallen under the sway of "white racism" and the political force of the National Rifle Assn. in refusing to respond with new laws to a cascade of shooting incidents in recent years.. Speaking before the nationís mayors, gathered in San Francisco, OíMalley pointed to gun restrictions passed when he was governor of Maryland to ban assault weapons, enforce background checks and tighten permitting procedures -- efforts that have been blocked at the national level by Republicans, and some Democrats, in Congress. "One of the sad triumphs of white racism is...
  • The Left Is Eating Itself

    06/21/2015 9:38:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | June 22, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    In the hot days of summer, the progressive revolution that took over cities and even the national government is frenziedly devouring itself. The media is pounding away at Hillary Clinton, not because it cares about her foundationís dirty deals or the contents of her email server, but because it doesnít trust her ideological commitment. If the media were sure of that, both stories would have been treated like Benghazi; mocked, ridiculed, falsely fact checked and then buried in a haunted Indian graveyard under the New York Times building at midnight. Instead the media pined for Elizabeth Warren. When the Native...