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  • Russia Today: 11yo Alabama boy shoots intruder, mocks him for ‘crying like a baby’

    04/30/2016 9:18:56 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 31 replies
    Russia Today ^ | April 30, 2016
    An 11-year-old boy from Talladega, Alabama, boasted about shooting at a fleeing burglar 12 times and mocked the man (whom he had wounded in the leg) for “crying like a baby”. Chris Gaither told WVTM news he was home alone Wednesday morning when he heard an intruder breaking into his house.
  • 11-year-old brags about shooting suspected home invader

    05/01/2016 12:03:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 1, 2016 | Peter Holley
    Chris Gaither was home alone “petting the dogs” on Wednesday morning when he heard a noise upstairs. The 11-year-old boy from Talladega, Ala., told NBC affiliate WVTM-TV that he was scared, so he grabbed a knife and steadied himself. Chris said that a man appeared on the stairwell, but when confronted, he ran back up upstairs. When the man reappeared moments later, the boy told WVTM-TV, the individual was holding a gun. “When he was coming down the stairs, that’s when he told me he was going to kill me, f-you and all that,” Chris said. Instead of running, Chris...
  • ‘He started crying like a little baby’: 11-year-old brags about shooting suspected home invader

    05/01/2016 8:55:53 AM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 50 replies
    Washington Pest ^ | 5/1/16 | Peter Holley
    Chris Gaither was home alone “petting the dogs” on Wednesday morning when he heard a noise upstairs. The 11-year-old boy from Talladega, Ala., told NBC affiliate WVTM-TV that he was scared, so he grabbed a knife and steadied himself. Chris said that a man appeared on the stairwell, but when confronted, he ran back up upstairs. When the man reappeared moments later, the boy told WVTM-TV, the individual was holding a gun. “When he was coming down the stairs, that’s when he told me he was going to kill me, f-you and all that,” Chris said. Instead of running, Chris...
  • Survey finds addressing gun violence key issue in minority communities

    04/30/2016 3:59:52 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 22 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 30 apr 2016 | Ashley Luthern
    A survey of African-American and Latino communities found most believe addressing gun violence can lead to improved police-community relations and reduced rates of incarceration, according to a new report. The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, the Urban Institute and the Joyce Foundation commissioned the study, which was based on a national survey of 1,200 African-American and Latino likely voters and four focus groups in Atlanta and Milwaukee. "I think people are coming to grips that we can't address these issues in isolation," said Reggie Moore, director of Milwaukee's Office of Violence Prevention. He also referenced the survey's finding...
  • E.J. Dionne: The miracle on guns (Wishing Dionne)

    02/26/2013 10:17:30 AM PST · by Red Steel · 10 replies
    Daily Ledger ^ | Feb. 25, 2013 11:24 am | E.J. Dionne
    GHNS -- A not-so-small miracle is unfolding before our eyes. After nearly two decades in which established opinion insisted that it would never again be possible to pass sensible regulations of firearms, the unthinkable is on the verge of happening. This week, Sen. Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is expected to announce plans to start marking up gun bills to send to the Senate floor, proposals that will include ideas put before the country by President Obama and Vice President Biden. The president’s agenda, in turn, was inspired by advocates and legislators, mayors and police chiefs,...
  • Hillary Clinton Primary Night Speech (something said that shouldn't be ignored)

    04/27/2016 10:09:18 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 39 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 4/26/16 | Not Mentioned/Transcript
    (Pandering) Hillary Clinton's speech excerpt: "....Listen to the mothers who lost children to gun violence and encounters with the police...."
  • You Need To Know About Tom Perez: Likely Hillary VP Opposes First Amendment

    04/26/2016 9:52:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 26, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Could the next president of the United States be neither Clinton, Trump, Cruz, or Kasich ... but Thomas Perez? It’s far more likely than you might think. Even before any candidate definitively secures either party’s presidential nomination, 2016 is looking more and more like 1912 all over again. In that fateful year, Theodore Roosevelt -- after four years of bored retirement -- decided that he wanted to be president again. However, Roosevelt’s handpicked successor William Howard Taft refused to yield. Because of the split, even though the Democrats’ dour, arrogant Woodrow Wilson won fewer popular votes than perennial failed...
  • Poll: 72% of Americans do not support lawsuits against gun manufacturers

    04/26/2016 9:55:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4/26/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The issue of nuisance lawsuits against gun manufacturers has moved well beyond the courtroom drama playing out with the Sandy Hook families. Bernie Sanders has managed to drive Hillary Clinton further to the left as she seeks lines of attack against the Vermont Senator, coaxing her into calling for the repeal of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) in recent campaign stops. That may serve her purposes in the primary, but how well does such a position play nationally as we look forward to the general election in November? A new survey conducted by Harper Polling indicates...
  • Hillary: Young People Need To Understand "Guns Are Never An Answer"

    04/26/2016 5:20:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 68 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 26, 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared, “We have got to help our young people understand, guns are never an answer” during a town hall on MSNBC on Monday.
  • Opposition to "Assault Weapon" Ban at Record High, Support at Record Low

    04/26/2016 2:20:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from ABC News The above chart, created by ABC News, illustrates the trajectory of support and opposition for policies promoted by media elites that have no actual basis in fact or logic.  New media allows a significant, underdog, method to distribute facts about the policy.  The chart is a little misleading.  It starts in the middle of 1994, when the elite media control was near its height, and at the end of a blitz of media efforts to push the "Assault Weapon Ban" policy. These sort of policies, that rely on emotion, have to be enacted quickly, before...
  • Chelsea Clinton: Elect My Mom So The Supreme Court Can Enact Gun Control

    04/22/2016 1:01:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Speaking at a rally, Chelsea Clinton assured a crowd that her mother is the only candidate who would work to enact comprehensive gun control when elected. Clinton said that Justice Scalia's passing opened up a opportunity to put a justice on the Supreme Court who is in favor of gun control, and said that becoming a mother herself helped to shape her views on gun control. Watch here: Chelsea Clinton: Gun Control Opportunity on Supreme Court With Scalia Gone
  • Harriet Tubman Was A Gun-Toting Republican

    04/22/2016 3:19:19 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    There are some knee-jerk reactions to the seemingly "political correctness run amok" move to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, replacing President Andrew Jackson. But the replacing of the slave-owning founder of the Democratic Party with a gun-toting black Republican may spark a political debate worth having and unearth historical truths worth learning. As PJ Media described the announcement: The first woman on United States bank notes will be the famous abolitionist and Republican Harriet Tubman, Politico reported Wednesday. She will give the boot to the nation's sixth president and a major figure in the Democratic Party, Andrew Jackson,...
  • Surprising no one, Bernie flip flops on suing gun manufacturers

    04/18/2016 12:05:43 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/18/16 | Robert Laurie
    Buh-bye, principles. I'm losing! Last week, we talked about Hillary’s ridiculous desire to let victims of gun crime sue the manufacturer of the weapon in question. Essentially, if some dirtbag shoots you with a Remington, Hillary wants to let you sue Remington Arms. It’s not about justice or recompense; it’s about enacting a de facto firearm ban by suing their makers out of existence. It’s also a horrible precedent that could be applied to virtually any item in existence. If someone uses a car, knife, baseball bat, Furby, or frying pan to commit a violent act, the aggrieved party would...
  • Marlene Duncan Wins NRA 2011 Sybil Ludington Women’s Freedom Award(AZ)

    06/17/2011 5:30:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland.com ^ | 16 June, 2011 | NRA
    FAIRFAX, Va. --(Ammoland.com)- The National Rifle Association has selected Marlene Duncan of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, to receive the 2011 Sybil Ludington Women’s Freedom Award. This award recognizes exceptional accomplishments of modern heroines through their legislative activism as well as advocacy, volunteerism, and education of others to the goals of the Second Amendment and the NRA on a national level. For the past 30 years, Duncan’s involvement in and support of the shooting sports and Second Amendment has been invaluable not only to the NRA, but to her community and the many lives that she has touched through her hard...
  • Obama's a big believer in the 2nd Amendment…honest!

    04/18/2016 9:00:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/18/16 | Doug Book, Editor
    If Americans have learned anything about the zealots who claim to seek “common sense” solutions to the non-existent problem of gun violence it’s that they will never be satisfied until Big Brother has stripped every law abiding gun owner of every weapon. And the agenda of the left has not changed over the years. During a 2014 appearance on Boston Public Radio (WGBH), Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans said: “For the most part, nobody in the city needs a shotgun, nobody needs a rifle and… especially here in the city I want to have discretion over who’s getting any type...
  • Bernie Sanders considered soft on guns by his fellow Democrats

    04/18/2016 3:47:02 AM PDT · by Marcus · 15 replies
    Blasting News ^ | April 17, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    Sen. Bernie Sanders remains a darling of the far left on the political spectrum. But, according to Politico, he has one politically incorrect position that has proven to be a vulnerability. Coming from a rural state, Vermont, he is considered to be soft on guns, from the point of view of his fellow Democrats. He opposes a bill that would make firearms manufacturers responsible for the use of their products in the commission of a crime. Sanders fellow senator, Kristin Gillibrand of New York, broke down and cried about the issue and begged Sanders to change his position for the...
  • AL: More Campus Fascism: No Free Speech for Second Amendment Supporters

    04/17/2016 5:16:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from campusreform.org Universities are developing a deserved reputation for places that act as little fascist states, only allowing speech that the University Administration agrees with, or is considered "politically correct".  The University of Alabama has lived up to the reputation by citing a student who was peacefully wearing an empty holster in a protest over the Universitity's no weapon policy.  The campus police explicitly say that they are citing the student because "someone called it in".  The campus policy does not prohibit holsters.  The citation is for "Engaging in activities that threaten the safety of the campus community"...
  • New Book Claims Americans Don’t Really Like Guns

    04/16/2016 8:05:21 AM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    nraila.org ^ | April 15, 2016
    Gun control supporters will no doubt be all aflutter about a new book that tries to validate one of their longtime favorite theories, while appearing to help their preferred presidential candidate appeal to anti-capitalist voters within the Democratic Party. The theory, which makes perfect sense to voters who believe that demand is driven by supply, is, as the Washington Post describes it, that “[g]uns in America were no big deal until big business made us love them.” The book, The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture, points its accusatory finger at the Winchester Repeating...
  • Judge Rules Newtown Lawsuit Against Gun-Maker Can Go Forward

    04/14/2016 12:27:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 14, 2016 | AP
    A lawsuit can go forward against the maker of the rifle used in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, a judge ruled Thursday. Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis said that a 2005 federal law protecting gun-makers from lawsuits does not prevent lawyers for the victims' families from arguing that the semi-automatic rifle is a military weapon and should not have been sold to civilians. Lanza, 20, killed 20 first-grade students and six educators on Dec. 14, 2012 with a Bushmaster XM15-E2S rifle that his mother had bought legally. Lanza killed his mother, Nancy Lanza, at their Newtown home with...
  • Hillary Surrogate: Bernie Sanders a 'Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of the NRA'

    04/13/2016 4:53:52 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Bernie Sanders is a subsidiary of the NRA, they really should spin him off. . . On today's MTP Daily, Hillary surrogate Hakeem Jeffries, a NYC congressman and Hillary surrogate, claimed that "Senator Bernie Sanders has effectively functioned as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Rifle association for the entirety of his career." Really? Let's go to the scorecard. Sanders current NRA rating is a subterranean D-. Since 1992, he has racked up four Fs. His highest score was a C-. Kudos to Chuck Todd for reacting with incredulity: "can you really refer to him as a wholly-owned subsidiary...
  • Howard Stern Absolutely Schools His Own Producer On 2nd Amendmen

    04/13/2016 4:00:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Conservative Videos ^ | April 13, 2016 | Conservative Videos
    Howard Stern put one gun-control nut in his place, but it wasn’t a caller, it was his longtime producer Gary Dell’Abate! Bababooey, as listeners may know him, got into it with the famous shock jock last week over the number of guns people “should be allowed to own”. …and it went downhill from there. “You think a guy should have the right to own 300 guns?” Bababooey asked Stern. “Yes, I do,” Stern replied. “What’s the difference if he has one or three hundred?” When Stern asked him how many he thought people should be able to own, the producer...
  • Hillary Clinton Swells ‘Gun Violence’ Numbers 66% During NY Speech

    04/12/2016 7:46:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/11/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    According to FOX 10 Phoenix, Clinton took the mic at GVPD by stating her admiration for Rep. Israel then quickly turned her attention to gun control. Once on the topic, she wasted no time in restating a false claim her campaign has been pushing throughout the current presidential primary season: namely, that approximately “90 people a day die from gun violence.” She added, “That is 33,000 people a year.”
  • Hillary agrees as panelist says gunmakers are turning US citizens into terrorists

    04/12/2016 7:28:27 PM PDT · by kevcol · 20 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | April 12, 2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Hillary Clinton seemed to steadily agree with a panelist that gun and ammunition manufacturers turn American citizens into terrorists. At a gun violence forum in Port Washington, New York, aired by ABC News on Monday, an unidentified woman eviscerated the firearms industry. "We're so worried about terrorism but we have terrorism on our own soil," the woman said as Clinton animatedly nodded like a bobblehead. "Our gun manufacturers, our ammunition manufacturers are making terrorists out of our citizens."
  • Anti-Gun Group Runs a Seriously Disturbing New Ad

    04/12/2016 7:55:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    MRC TV ^ | April 12, 2016 | Dan Joseph
    The Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence has a new ad out, and it's incredibly disturbing. In the new ad, a girl portraying Alice from the beloved childhood fairy tale "Alice in Wonderland" comes across a handgun and shoots herself in the face. An actor dressed in a white rabbit costume looks on in horror for added effect. As the young girl shoots herself and creepy music plays, a narrator is heard saying, “Over one-third of all American households have a gun. Ask your neighbor: Is there a gun where they play? Asking saves kids.”
  • Clinton misleads with Vermont gun claim; even supporters say it’s inaccurate

    04/12/2016 11:57:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 12, 2016 | Ben Wolfgang
    Hillary Clinton’s claim that Vermont is a key culprit in New York gun crime is misleading at best, federal data show, and even some of Clinton’s own supporters Tuesday turned on the former first lady and said her argument doesn’t hold water. Mrs. Clinton made the charge Monday night at a roundtable discussion on gun violence in New York and used it as ammunition in making the case her primary opponent, Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont, is far too weak on gun laws. She cited ATF figures showing that, when adjusting for population, more guns from Vermont were found at...
  • NFL Coach Sean Payton: ‘I Hate Guns,’ It’s ‘Madness’ We’re ‘Hanging Onto’(stick to fball coach)

    04/12/2016 7:31:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 80 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 4/11/2016 | Dylan Gwinn
    In the wake of the murder of his former player, defensive end Will Smith, this weekend, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton issued a challenge to Black Lives Matter, to stand-up and protest black-on-black violence, the same way they protest white-on-black violence. Actually, he’s not. That would be helpful. Instead, he’s calling for a gun ban. In a USA Today Sports article, Payton let fly:
  • Clinton Nods Along as Panelist Says Gunmakers Are Making Americans Terrorists

    04/12/2016 7:04:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Youtube ^ | 04/11/16
    “Citizens are the terrorists, right?”  Hillary nods multiple times. “We’re so worried about terrorism but we have terrorism on our own soil, our gun manufacturers, our ammunition manufacturers are making terrorists out of our citizens,”  Hillary’s agreement seems even more vehement.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FRMilfsimE
  • Hillary Nods Approvingly As Supporter Claims Gunmakers Are Turning Americans Into Terrorists [VIDEO]

    04/11/2016 10:17:19 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 11, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    Hillary Clinton nodded in emphatic approval on Monday as one of her supporters claimed that gun and ammunition manufacturers "are making terrorists out of our citizens." "If we all get angry enough we can start saving lives and stop making…our citizens are the terrorists," said a woman who took part in a gun violence forum in Port Washington, N.Y. ABC News video here
  • Clinton: Immunity for gun makers must end (Idiot)

    04/11/2016 1:36:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 11, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Greg Nash Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday issued a call to action on guns while hammering primary rival Bernie Sanders for opposing liability for gun manufacturers. “We cannot go on like this,” she said during a forum on gun violence in Port Washington, N.Y. "If anything else was killing 33,000 people a year, we would be mobilized. “I have spent too many hours listening to and meeting with families who have lost loved ones to gun violence. Let’s figure out what we’re going to do to save lives.” Clinton said the gun lobby wields the most influence...
  • Shotgun, nearly 200 rounds of ammunition recovered at Holland Tunnel: police

    04/10/2016 1:48:10 PM PDT · by arl295 · 96 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | 4/10/2016 | Caitlin Mota
    JERSEY CITY -- A traffic stop near the Holland Tunnel yesterday evening lead to the recovery of a shotgun and nearly 200 rounds of ammunition, a police spokesman said. At about 6:30 p.m., a police officer saw a blue plastic drum in the back up a pickup truck that had just passed through the Holland Tunnel toll plaza. The officer stopped the vehicle driven by a Pennsylvanian man to make sure there were no hazardous materials in the drum, Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo said. Police asked the driver Marlon Murphy, 45, of Easton, if there were any weapons in...
  • BREAKING: President Obama Turns Over Thousands of Fast and Furious Documents

    04/08/2016 3:05:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Just moments before Attorney General Eric Holder was voted in contempt of Congress by Republicans and Democrats in June 2012 , President Obama asserted executive privilege over thousands of documents related to Operation Fast and Furious. Holder was held in contempt for stonewalling and failing to turn over the documents to the House Oversight Committee. Obama granted the executive privilege request despite claiming to have no knowledge about Operation Fast and Furious when it was active from 2009-2010. Now after years of court battles and a federal judge striking down the executive privilege assertion, Obama has finally agreed turned them...
  • Danger: Lead Hazard

    04/09/2016 8:33:47 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-9-2016 | MOTUS
    It’s been a week of Clintons.First, Hillary took her very own MetroCard to ride the NY subway, just like the ordinary people: it only took her 6 swipes to master the concept, so don’t tell me she’s not qualified to be President.Everyone knows you get to practice on the job till you finally get it:Practice makes PerfectIt was so much easier the last time Hillary rode the subway, just like the regular people – in 1992.They still used tokens back then. And Hilz still had a waist.All things considered though it was better to back people up at the subway...
  • 10 Things NOT to do in a Gun Store.

    04/09/2016 7:28:40 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 99 replies
    The Firearms Blog ^ | March 22, 2016 | Adam Scepaniak
    Another list of "thing not to do", this time in a gun store. Feel free to add your own "nos-nos" to the list...
  • Attorney Files for Cliven Bundy .. Govt Afraid of Losing to “Political Prisoner” in Jury Trial

    04/08/2016 3:23:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | April 7, 2016 | Tim Brown
    Attorney Joel Hansen referred to Bundy as a "political prisoner" and said the government does not want to release him for fear it would lose if the case is ever heard before a jury. ... "The government seems to be afraid that it might lose in a jury trial, so it wants to keep him in prison, in solitary confinement, as long as it can because he, like Nelson Mandela, is a political prisoner," Hansen wrote. "There is nothing in the U.S. Constitution allowing the federal government to hold political prisoners without a trial. Nothing." ... Does Mr. Bundy have...
  • Let's Talk Lexington (Minutemen weep)

    04/08/2016 1:21:45 PM PDT · by pabianice · 5 replies
    Let’s Talk Lexington (MA) Have you ever gone hiking with a friend who tells you, “don’t worry about it, this is an easy climb”. Hours later you’re panting, out of water and 6 false summits from the top… The recent proposal regarding discussion of firearms in Lexington felt a lot like this hike. Imagine being invited to participate in a discussion. You happily oblige, you arrive at the time and place, excited to get going, eager to participate. The conversation begins and everything that’s being said to you is wrong, the facts being presented as supporting evidence are anything but....
  • Newtown teacher arrested at school accused of having a gun

    04/06/2016 5:57:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 16 | Sarah Jorgensen
    A teacher in the Connecticut town that was site of one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history was arrested Wednesday after police say he brought a gun onto school grounds. Jason M. Adams, a teacher at Newtown Middle School, was carrying a concealed firearm for which he had a permit, Newtown police said. He was stopped inside the school by security personnel Wednesday before 9 a.m., the Newtown Public School District and police said.
  • Sen. Schumer calls for investigation ahead of release of gun that looks just like smartphone

    04/06/2016 5:20:09 AM PDT · by kevcol · 81 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 5, 2016 | Chris Sommerfeldt, Stephen Rex Brown
    Sen. Chuck Schumer issued an urgent plea Monday for iGunControl ahead of the release of a new firearm that looks like a smartphone. The .380-caliber double-barrel handgun, manufactured by Ideal Conceal, is expected to hit the shelves in mid-2016 and will only cost $395, Schumer said. . . . "It's clearly being marketed for nefarious purposes — 4,000 people are ready to pull the trigger on this dangerous weapon," Schumer said. . . . "Why would we want to make it easier for criminals or terrorists like those who attacked Paris and Brussels to wreak havoc?" he said.
  • Lawmakers want answers why VA stripped 260K vets of gun rights

    04/05/2016 7:12:53 PM PDT · by kitchen · 49 replies
    gus.com ^ | 3/25/2016 | Chris Eger
    Two Senate Republicans are seeking to understand the Veterans Affairs office practice of reporting veterans to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check system. Currently a veterans assigned a fiduciary trustee to act on their behalf is automatically declared “mentally defective” and is reported to NICS, the database Federal Firearms Licensees use to determine whether a prospective buyer is eligible to buy guns. As of December 2015, the VA has reported 260,381 individuals to the FBI, effectively making them prohibited firearms possessors under the law. U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa lawmaker who is currently the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, finds this...
  • Gun control: Stymied in 2016, Oregon Democrats vow to try again in 2017

    04/02/2016 12:40:57 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    Unable to pass new gun-control bills this year, months after the state's deadliest shooting, Oregon Democrats are diving into campaign season with promises to try again in 2017. House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson, D-Portland, wants to revive a measure that would limit default gun sales when background checks take longer than expected, after the bill earned tepid support and died in the Senate last month. Advisers for Gov. Kate Brown and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum huddled with advocates in separate meetings Thursday to hear about executive actions they might take without legislative approval. Brown, up for election this year, had...
  • Massachusetts Towns Move to Limit, Ban Firearms Ownership

    04/01/2016 1:03:57 PM PDT · by pabianice · 28 replies
    Gun Owners Action League ^ | 4/1/16 | Editors
    **Longmeadow Alert** NO on Articles 27, 28, 29! A few updates on the alert regarding the three articles to be voted on at town meeting on May 10th. • GOAL Members in Longmeadow have organized and set up a website - please follow it and share! http://www.longforliberty.org/ • The Articles are now numbered 27, 28, 29. • GOAL has confirmed that Select Board Member Alex Grant is the proponent of the three articles. Alex is a federal prosecutor and submitted the articles via citizens petition. • A Life Member of GOAL and Longmeadow resident, Walt Lamon has volunteered to lead...
  • Obama to push Supreme Court nominee at University of Chicago

    04/01/2016 6:52:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 1, 2016 9:41 AM EDT | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama heads to law school next week to push his nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. Obama adviser Brian Deese said Friday that Obama will return Thursday to the University of Chicago Law School to argue for Senate consideration of the appeals judge’s nomination. Obama taught constitutional law at the university for several years before he entered politics. …
  • Kasich’s Second Amendment Problem

    04/01/2016 5:28:03 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/28/2016 | Ken Klukowski
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Governor John Kasich’s hopes that he had overcome the anti-gun reputation he had earned for supporting the Clinton Gun Ban in 1994 may now be dashed, after he told two separate Sunday talk shows that he is considering nominating a Supreme Court justice who might abolish the Second Amendment.
  • Standing Guard | Hillary’s War On Liberty, The NRA And The Second Amendment

    03/29/2016 2:25:12 PM PDT · by PROCON · 8 replies
    americas1stfreedom.org ^ | March 29, 2016 | Wayne LaPierre, NRA Executive Vice President and CEO
    This feature appears in the April ’16 issue of NRA America’s 1st Freedom, one of the official journals of the National Rifle Association. In an attack that is unprecedented in our lifetimes, the destruction of the Second Amendment-protected rights of all Americans has emerged as the centerpiece of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. If elected, she vows to make the Obama administration’s illegal, all-out war on our values and liberty look like amateur night. Embracing the kind of mass confiscations that disarmed Australians in the 1990s, Hillary intends to take down the NRA, calling us her number one “enemy.” Politico summed...
  • BREAKING NEWS: US Capitol on lockdown after visitor opened fire shooting police officer

    03/28/2016 1:20:23 PM PDT · by the_individual2014 · 40 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 28 March 2016 | By Mia De Graaf
    The US Capitol is on lockdown after a visitor opened fire, shooting and wounding a police officer - just hours after an active shooter drill in the government building. Staffers in the visitor center were ordered to shelter in place just before 3pm (Eastern Time) on Monday as police secured the area. One officer was hospitalized with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds and a female bystander was injured. The suspect was taken in to custody within minutes of the first shot being fired, the Associated Press reported. There was confusion as the shooting came soon after a scheduled active shooter drill, which...
  • Gunshots reported in US Capitol visitors' center:

    03/28/2016 11:50:27 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 134 replies
    CNBC breaking ^ | 28 MAR 16 | CNBC Staff
    Gunshots reported in US Capitol visitors' center: Reuters, citing sources This story is developing. Please check back for further updates.
  • Larry Dawson Identified as DC Gunman; Shouted "I am a Prophet of God" in October

    03/28/2016 1:54:21 PM PDT · by rightistight · 41 replies
    IOTW Report ^ | 3/ | Aurelius
    Larry Dawson, the gunman identified as the shooter in Washington, DC today, shouted that he was "a prophet of God" at the House of Representatives in October in a separate incident.
  • Gun Shop Opens Outside DC Despite Protests

    03/28/2016 11:36:58 AM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 28, 2016 | Stephen Gutowski
    Hundreds turned out at the grand opening of a gun shop just a few miles from the Washington, D.C. city limits on Saturday. The Arlington storefront was packed with people handling a wide variety of firearms, eating breakfast pastries, and talking to the staff of NOVA Armory. The small boutique, which specializes in high-end firearms, opened despite fierce resistance from local anti-gun activists and politicians. The resistance included a protest targeting the gun shop’s opening. The protest was held several blocks away from the store in a local park, and most protestors did not come over to the actual location...
  • Miley Cyrus: Trump Won’t Stop Saying ‘Stupid Sexist S**t’ (attacks his kids for hunting)

    03/27/2016 3:29:16 PM PDT · by drewh · 108 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 Mar 2016 | Kipp Jones
    Pop diva Miley Cyrus accused GOP frontrunner Donald Trump of being “sexist” in his defense of his wife Melania on Instagram Friday. Cyrus, who often appears nude during shows and online, posted the retweeted image, and wrote: “Trump can’t stop won’t stop saying stupid ass sexist s—t!!!!” Along with posting the out-of-context photo, Cyrus accused Trump of attempting to divide women, and attacked the billionaire real estate developer’s children. “Comparing two women! Are you f—king kidding! We will not allow you to destroy everything we have overcome as women! I feel as though we are stronger than ever as a...
  • Trump: NATO Is Obsolete And Expensive, "Doesn't Have The Right Countries In It For Terrorism"

    03/27/2016 11:51:26 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 27, 2016 | Tim Hains
    Back to Videos Trump: NATO Is Obsolete And Expensive, "Doesn't Have The Right Countries In It For Terrorism" By Tim Hains Posted on March 27, 2016 In an interview on ABC's "This Week," Donald Trump says that the Cold War-era alliance headquartered in Brussels has been revealed as "obsolete" following devastating terrorist attacks in that city this week. "NATO doesn't discuss terrorism," Trump said. "NATO's not meant for terrorism. NATO doesn't have the right countries in it for terrorism." NATO forces from Germany and Britain did deploy to Afghanistan after 9/11. "NATO was done at a time you had the...
  • Hansel and Gretel pack heat in the NRA's reimagined fairy tales

    03/27/2016 11:44:18 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    AOL ^ | 3/26/16
    Remember when your mom used to read you the classic about the wolf and the shotgun-toting grandma? No? Well, the National Rifle Association teamed up with a conservative author to make that fairy tale happen. New gun-friendly twists on old favorites are published on the NRA's family-oriented sister site NRA Family. The group said the new stories are part of an attempt to make sure children learn how to use firearms responsibly. An editor's note on the site adds, "Have you ever wondered what those same fairy tales might sound like if the hapless Red Riding Hoods, Hansels and Gretels...