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  • N.J. Democrats propose limiting capacity of gun magazines

    02/27/2014 5:27:02 PM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | February 26, 2014 | Andrew Seidman
    TRENTON New Jersey Democrats on Monday proposed legislation that would limit the ammunition capacity of gun magazines, 14 months after a massacre at a Connecticut elementary school revived a national debate about the role of guns in America. The bill, announced by the Legislature's Democratic leadership at a Statehouse news conference with parents of children slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, would reduce magazine capacity to 10 rounds, from 15. It also would ban semiautomatic rifles with fixed-magazine capacities that exceed 10 rounds. "When you meet families that lost their loved ones, it's pretty hard to explain...
  • Prosecute Illegal Gun Owners

    02/19/2014 8:34:53 PM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 86 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | 02-12-2014 | Pam Bergren
    Letter to the editor Today's Courant says that there could be as many as 330,000 people with assault weapons who refused to register them according to the law [Feb. 11, Page 1, "Thousands Ignore Law On Gun Registration"]. Then now is the time to increase the penalty and start rounding them up. At the first sign that someone has an illegal weapon , they should be immediately tried and imprisoned. These are the people we must be worried and concerned about -- the ones who need to keep their ownership secret. Something wrong when they refuse to obey the law...
  • Oops: Thousands of Connecticutans are now criminals in possession of unregistered “assault” weapons

    02/13/2014 6:56:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/13/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Well. That didn’t go according to plan, did it? Via the Hartford Courant: Everyone knew there would be some gun owners flouting the law that legislators hurriedly passed last April, requiring residents to register all military-style rifles with state police by Dec. 31. …By the end of 2013, state police had received 47,916 applications for assault weapons certificates, Lt. Paul Vance said. An additional 2,100 that were incomplete could still come in.That 50,000 figure could be as little as 15 percent of the rifles classified as assault weapons owned by Connecticut residents, according to estimates by people in the industry,...
  • MSNBC Associates Duck Dynasty Gun Line with Mass Shootings

    01/05/2014 10:37:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | January 4, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    When MSNBC's Thomas Roberts announced the new line of Duck Commander guns on January 3rd, he was joined by Len Everett of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Everett claimed Phil Robertson, of Duck Dynasty fame, made his controversial comments to sell guns to conservative, middle-aged, white males and criticized the Robertson family for selling the kinds of guns used in mass shootings. Roberts used leading questions to guide Everett in making these points throughout the segment. For example, Roberts introduced Everett by pointing out that the new line of guns includes a "semi-automatic pistol" and "two semi-automatic rifles." Moreover,...
  • In memory of AK-47 mastermind

    12/26/2013 6:13:48 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/26/2013 | Phil Elmore
    His name was Mikhail Kalshnikov. He was 94 years old. He died this week a hero of Russia, having lent his name and his engineering skill to the most frequently vilified assault rifle design in the world. Kalashnikov was, according to the BBC, born a peasant on the southern Siberian steppe. He had little formal education, but his innate mechanical abilities led him to design what he called a “weapon of defense” intended to protect his nation. That weapon was the AK-47.
  • Exclusive: Feds confiscate investigative reporter’s confidential files during raid

    10/25/2013 5:27:47 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 110 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 25, 2013 | Alex Pappas
    A veteran Washington D.C. investigative journalist says the Department of Homeland Security confiscated a stack of her confidential files during a raid of her home in August — leading her to fear that a number of her sources inside the federal government have now been exposed. In an interview with The Daily Caller, journalist Audrey Hudson revealed that the Department of Homeland Security and Maryland State Police were involved in a predawn raid of her Shady Side, Md. home on Aug. 6. Hudson is a former Washington Times reporter and current freelance reporter. A search warrant obtained by TheDC indicates...
  • Record gun sales soar even higher in Maryland

    10/03/2013 4:47:54 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 21 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 2 Oct 2013 | Erin Cox
    Maryland gun dealers have sold more firearms in the first nine months of this year than in all of 2011 and 2012 combined, the state police said Wednesday. Buyers have applied to purchase 117,009 guns this year as lawmakers debated and enacted some of the toughest new gun laws in the country. More than 15,000 gun purchase applications were sent to the state police in the 10 days before Maryland's ban on assault rifle sales and a new handgun licensing requirement took effect Tuesday. "Maryland is armed to the teeth," said Del. Luiz Simmons, a Montgomery County Democrat who voted...
  • Chicago Police Chief Calls for Nationwide Assault Weapon and High-Capacity Magazine Ban

    09/21/2013 8:14:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 21, 2013 | Christine Rousselle
    On Thursday, 13 people were shot and injured in a park in Chicago. The shootings were carried out by an “assault style rifle” with a high-capacity magazine, both of which are already banned in the city of Chicago. Nevertheless, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy has called for a nationwide ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. “Illegal guns drive violence. Military-type weapons, like the one we believe to have been used in this shooting, belong on a battlefield, not on a street or in a corner or in a park.” Chicago was named the murder capital of the United...
  • Shooting of 13 at park puts Chicago back in the spotlight

    09/21/2013 8:21:27 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 46 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9-20-13 | Peter Nickeas and Jeremy Gorner
    A gunman with a military-grade assault rifle opened fire on a pickup basketball game in the Back of the Yards neighborhood late Thursday, injuring 13 people and dragging the city back into the international spotlight for its violent crime problem. At least 16 bullets were fired into Cornell Square Park around 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, wounding a 3-year-old boy and a dozen other people. All are expected to survive, many with wounds to their arms and legs. Shell casings found around the blood-soaked basketball courts were 7.62 mm rounds, which are traditionally used in AK-47 assault rifles and rarely found...
  • Municipalities rush to pass assault weapons limits before Friday's deadline (IL)

    07/22/2013 2:42:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 19, 2013 | Robert McCoppin
    At least 12 Illinois communities have rushed to ban or restrict assault weapons before today's deadline set by state lawmakers. Another dozen or so towns were poised to take 11th-hour action, while about 30 others considered but rejected the weapons restrictions, by one pro-gun group's count, reflecting ambivalence over the highly charged issue.In recent weeks, residents and activists for and against restrictions have packed meetings in some towns and cheered decisions that went their way. In many more Chicago-area municipalities, officials didn't even raise the issue, and many said they didn't hear much about it from residents. The Friday deadline...
  • As Gun Grabs Loom, Citizens Left With Baseball Bat

    04/11/2013 4:18:07 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 11, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Bat Man: A Chicago store owner beats off two armed thugs with a baseball bat as Missouri illegally shares concealed carry records with feds and New York matches private health records with gun permits to take firearms. President Obama, who campaigns for gun control between concerts at the White House and golf outings with Tiger Woods, once famously used the metaphor that in politics if they bring a knife to a fight, you bring a gun. On Tuesday, in the gun-controlled murder capital of Chicago, the president's hometown, store owner Luis Quizhpe, an Ecuadorean immigrant, had no gun, but he...
  • U.S. Agrees To U.N. Global Gun Control

    04/04/2013 3:37:18 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 64 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 4, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Global Gun Control: Despite a prior Senate rebuff, President Obama will likely sign and push a treaty embraced by the world's oppressors and thugs who fear armed citizens. The treaty's prior rejection by the Senate 53-46 in a nonbinding test vote as part of the budget debate in a body where a two-thirds vote to ratify is required would seem to doom the United Nations pact endorsed by the Obama administration. However, the president will likely sign it and, as is his custom these days, try to enforce key provisions by stealth, executive order and by "common-sense" regulations and restrictions....
  • Bloomberg To Spearhead A Ban On What He Thinks Are The Most Dangerous Weapons Of All?

    03/21/2013 11:56:28 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-21-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Bloomberg is the ultimate officer of the fun police. I don't know what was done to him as a kid, but it's not hard to imagine he was the guy even the hall monitors hated...
  • Gabby Gifford's husband, Mark Kelly, testifies against AR-15s, and then goes out and buys one

    03/10/2013 4:02:25 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 77 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 3/10/14 | Nick Leghorn
    Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly using the emotion that comes from her 2011 shooting in Tuscon, Arizona to demand “something needs to be done” to stop “gun violence,” and that something (according to Mark Kelly) is the ban of “assault weapons.” He has testified to that effect before the U.S. Senate, as well as in Colorado. However, it appears that Mark Kelly is another shining example of the belief of the civilian disarmament folks that the same logic they use to try and disarm the general population doesn’t apply to themselves.
  • The Watermelon Hunter

    03/07/2013 5:39:15 PM PST · by Biggirl
    http://freebeacon.com/ ^ | March 7, 2013 | CJ Ciaramella
    One of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s top gun-control lobbyists in Colorado appears to enjoy firing the very guns he is working to restrict.
  • Excerpts From David Hardy Testimony Against the "Assault Weapon Ban" 2013

    02/27/2013 4:52:42 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The following are excerpts from the testimony of David Hardy, a scholar who has written extensively on gun control legislation. The entire testimony is contained in an PDF file here. What is an "Assault Rifle? “Assault Rifles” The very term “semiautomatic assault rifle” is internally contradictory. In World War II, rifles of standard military power could not be made full automatic, because the recoil (“kick”) was too powerful. The “assault rifle” concept involved cutting the cartridge’s power, and thus its recoil, in half, so that it could be controlled in full automatic fire. An assault rifle redesigned to be semiautomatic...
  • Missouri Democrats propose law giving gun owners 90 days to turn in weapons

    02/15/2013 6:07:06 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 41 replies
    Feb 14, 2013 | Joe Newby
    Missouri Democrats propose law giving gun owners 90 days to turn in weapons Gun control February 14, 2013 By: Joe Newby Missouri Democrats have introduced a measure that if passed into law, would give owners of certain types of "assault" weapons 90 days to either turn them in to authorities, disable them or ship them out of the state, Jim Hoft reported at the Gateway Pundit Thursday.
  • EDITORIAL: ‘Assault Weapons’ are popular with the young. Are gamers key?

    02/02/2013 8:09:11 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    GUNS.com ^ | January 31, 2013 | Max Slowik
    EDITORIAL: ‘Assault weapons’ are popular with the young. Are gamers key? In a recent Reason-Rupe poll a slim majority of American supported the private ownership of “assault weapons” (51 percent in favor, 44 opposed) and a slightly larger majority of Americans believe that the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School is being exploited for political means (52 percent see it as politicking, 41 as responsible governing). But there were some other findings that are sure to surprise many people, especially politicians. Specifically that age, not politics, has a greater bearing on whether or not a person has the right to...
  • The Argument that Wins the 'Assault Weapon' Debate (Simply referring to our rights won't convince)

    02/02/2013 1:36:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/02/2013 | William A. Levinson
    General Carl von Clausewitz defined the center of gravity as the objective whose achievement results in the enemy's total defeat. We must therefore identify this single objective or, in a political controversy, a single issue, and concentrate our resources accordingly. In the case of the "assault weapon" debate, this is the basic and natural human right of self-defense. If we present the argument correctly, the other side has absolutely no defense whatsoever. The Target Audience: Swing Voters and the Opposing Rank and File Colonel Paul Linebarger's Psychological Warfare states clearly that any communication whose purpose is to influence attitudes, beliefs,...
  • Washington Post Column: Why the assault weapons ban is (probably) going nowhere

    01/29/2013 12:31:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/29/2013 | Aaron Blake
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced a new version of the assault weapons ban on Thursday. And it’s already looking like a lost cause. Most everyone agrees that the ban is the most ambitious and politically difficult item on President Obama’s and Vice President Biden’s gun control agenda. And there is increasing evidence that it will be cast aside in favor or more doable proposals. Below, we look at four reasons why. 1. Joe Biden is downplaying it The same day that Feinstein introduced the bill, Biden suggested that magazine sizes were the most important part of a gun control package....
  • Feinstein Goes For Broke With New Gun-Ban Bill To Disarm America

    01/24/2013 11:45:11 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 25 replies
    Ammoland ^ | Jan 24, 2013 | Ammoland staff
    •Requires owners of existing “assault weapons” to register them with the federal government under the National Firearms Act (NFA). The NFA imposes a $200 tax per firearm, and requires an owner to submit photographs and fingerprints to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), to inform the BATFE of the address where the firearm will be kept, and to obtain the BATFE’s permission to transport the firearm across state lines. •Prohibits the transfer of “assault weapons.” Owners of other firearms, including those covered by the NFA, are permitted to sell them or pass them to heirs. However, under...
  • The Facts About Assault Weapons and Crime

    01/18/2013 4:21:07 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1-17-13 | John Lott
    Warning about "weapons designed for the theater of war," President Obama on Wednesday called for immediate action on a new Federal Assault Weapons Ban. He said that "more of our fellow Americans might still be alive" if the original assault weapons ban, passed in 1994, had not expired in 2004. Last month, in the wake of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) promised to introduce an updated version of the ban. She too warned of the threat posed by "military weapons." After the nightmare of Newtown, their concern is understandable. Yet...
  • The Facts About Assault Weapons and Crime

    01/18/2013 2:48:37 PM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 18, 2013 | JOHN R. LOTT JR.
    Warning about "weapons designed for the theater of war," President Obama on Wednesday called for immediate action on a new Federal Assault Weapons Ban. He said that "more of our fellow Americans might still be alive" if the original assault weapons ban, passed in 1994, had not expired in 2004. Last month, in the wake of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) promised to introduce an updated version of the ban. She too warned of the threat posed by "military weapons." After the nightmare of Newtown, their concern is understandable. Yet...
  • Who Needs an AR-15? (Here's Who)

    01/18/2013 7:41:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/18/2013 | Daniel Foster
    Late fatherhood and quintuple-bypass surgery have in recent years conspired to awaken a long-dormant political bug in David Letterman, and so he’s increasingly trying to do a sort of triangulation between Dick Cavett and Charlie Rose, having Serious Conversations with Important People. Take an interview with NBC newsman Brian Williams early this month, in which the pair spent a good deal of the segment talking gun control. The chitchat ranged from the surprisingly even-handed (Letterman speaks of the gun culture of the West as both “thriving” and “legitimate”) to the head-scratching (Williams casually compares the right to bear arms spelled...
  • Democrats, Assault Weapons and Children

    In case anyone forgot ...
  • Sheriff Tells Joe Biden He'll Refuse To Enforce A Ban On Assault Weapons

    01/16/2013 10:33:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/16/2013 | Steven Dubois, Associated Press
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon sheriff has sent a letter to Vice President Joe Biden saying his department will not enforce any new gun laws it considers unconstitutional. Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller, in his letter dated Monday, said politicians are "attempting to exploit the deaths of innocent victims" by supporting laws that would harm law-abiding Americans. The sheriff said he took an oath to support the Constitution, and laws preventing citizens from owning certain semi-automatic firearms and ammunition magazines would violate their rights. "We are Americans," Mueller wrote. "We must not allow, nor shall we tolerate, the actions...
  • (VANITY) FREEP THIS POLL -- SENATOR BILL NELSON - FLORIDA

    01/14/2013 12:48:35 PM PST · by I got the rope · 21 replies
    SENATOR BILL NELSON'S WEBSITE ^ | 14 JAN 13 | I GOT THE ROPE
    Please vote on Bill Nelson's gun control survey. Scroll down, survey on the right. http://www.billnelson.senate.gov/
  • Delaware Officials Unveil Gun Legislation

    01/14/2013 9:37:13 AM PST · by Delmarksman · 26 replies
    AP ^ | 1/14/13 | Unknown
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP)- Gov. Jack Markell is proposing background checks for private gun sales as part of a new package of gun control legislation for Delaware.
  • Gun owner listed on Journal News map has home burglarized

    01/14/2013 7:31:19 AM PST · by SmileRight · 28 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 1/14/2012 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    Police are investigating whether a White Plains, NY home break-in was the result of the homeowner being pinpointed on the handgun permit map recently published by a NY newspaper. According to a Westchester/Rockland Newsday report, two burglars broke into the home and went for the safe that contained the owner’s guns. The victim, a man in his 70s, was not home at the time. The burglars were unable to open the safe, and one suspect was taken into custody. The Journal News has been harshly criticized...
  • Wyoming lawmakers propose bill to nullify new federal gun laws

    01/10/2013 11:25:41 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 10, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    Wyoming lawmakers have proposed a new bill that, if passed, would nullify any federal restrictions on guns, threatening to jail federal agents attempting to confiscate guns, ammunition magazines or ammunition.
  • Hypocrite Dianne Feinstein, in her own words

    01/10/2013 6:57:55 AM PST · by SmileRight · 5 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 1/10/2012 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    While Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) recently introduced a weapons ban bill, her anti-gun sentiment – and her message – hasn’t always been consistent. She appeared on PBS’ NewsHour in December and spoke about the legislation. The PBS host asked Feinstein what she would say to people who support the right to own arms who say “the next thing you‘ll be after is concealed carry weapons, you’ll be after other kinds of gun rights?” “That’s just not true” Feinstein replied. “It’s not what I’ve done in the past and it’s not what I’m doing right now.” But in a 1995 video,...
  • Thousands attend Crossroads of the West Gun Show in Ontario

    01/05/2013 5:37:42 PM PST · by rottndog · 39 replies
    Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ^ | 01/05/13 | Andrew Edwards
    The Crossroads of the West Gun Show attracted thousands of firearms enthusiasts to Ontario Convention Center today. The crowd was so large that officials slowed entry to the show to a virtual crawl during the show's early hours to avoid overcrowding the venue. Crossroads of the West typically attracts about 7,000 visitors during its Ontario appearances, show owner Bob Templeton said. He expects double that amount this weekend. The crowd, he said, is likely a reaction to expectations that Congress will at least give serious consideration to major gun control legislation this year. For example, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has...
  • 500 Murders In Chicago Show Gun Bans Don't Work (500 Murders In Rahm Emanuel's Chicago Show Gun Bans

    01/02/2013 4:15:27 PM PST · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    Guns: The mayor of what is at once America's most gun-controlled city and its murder capital wants an assault weapons ban like the one he pushed in 1994. Except it didn't work then, and it won't work now. Nathaniel T. Jackson, 40, an alleged gang member with a long arrest record, was gunned down last week outside a store in Chicago's Austin neighborhood, becoming the Windy City's 500th murder victim in 2012. Up to 80% of Chicago's murders and shootings are gang-related, according to police. By one estimate, the city has almost 70,000 gang members. A police audit last spring...
  • Sleight Of Arms: Liberals' anti-gun pincer movement

    12/31/2012 8:15:52 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 21 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | December 31, 2012 | Daniel Clark
    Sleight Of Arms: Liberals’ anti-gun pincer movement by Daniel Clark In the aftermath of the mass murder (not “the tragedy”) in Newtown, Connecticut, we’re hearing the predictable calls for “commonsense” gun legislation. President Obama is pushing for a reinstatement of the “assault weapons ban” that expired in 2004, in contradiction of the “I believe in the Second Amendment” sweet nothings he’d been whispering through much of his first term. The argument behind such a ban is that there’s no reason for a private citizen to own military-style weapons, or in the president’s words, “AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers,...
  • Americans may soon be permitted to RENT guns but not own them

    12/31/2012 8:49:59 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 99 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/31/12 | Doug Book
    The widely anticipated senate bill soon to be introduced by gun-banner extraordinaire Diane Feinstein will do far more than eliminate “assault weapons” (AW’s) and “high capacity” magazines. According to a summary on the senator’s website, concealed carry license holder Feinstein–who proposed an outright ban on all handguns while packing her own for self-defense—will demand that owners of guns affected by her legislation: pay a $200 fee for EACH banned weapon owned; submit pictures, fingerprints and register AW’s with the ATF; have local law enforcement attest to the owner’s identity and specify the address at which each weapon will be kept....
  • WH Petition - Press Charges Against David Gregory for Possession of 30-Round Magazine in D.C. ...

    12/28/2012 3:42:21 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | December 23, 2012 | CREATOR ryan l Boise, ID
    WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Press charges against David Gregory for possession of a 30-round, high capacity assault rifle magazine in Washington D.C David Gregory is not above the law; he is a journalist, and must be held accountable to the same law as every other person. DC High Capacity Ammunition Magazines – D.C. Official Code 7-2506.01 (b) No person in the District shall possess, sell, or transfer any large capacity ammunition feeding device regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm. For the purposes of this subsection, the term large capacity ammunition feeding device means a...
  • Preventing Mass-Murder Tragedies: What Works, What Doesn’t (Clayton E. Cramer)

    12/25/2012 9:03:20 PM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | December 17, 2012 | Clayton E. Cramer
    There is a drumbeat of demand for a new federal assault-weapons ban to prevent more tragedies like the one that happened in Connecticut. If we had not tried the experiment, you could honestly wonder if it would do any good. But the policy has been tried and found wanting. In 1999, the National Institute of Justice published a study by criminologists Jeffrey Roth and Christopher Koper, “Impacts of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban: 1994–96.” It examined the effects of the federal assault-weapons ban in its first two years of operation and found no statistically significant reduction in murder rates. “The...
  • WHEN ‘ASSAULT WEAPONS’ SAVED KOREATOWN

    12/25/2012 8:39:38 PM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/23/2012 | Ryan James Girdusky
    This year marked the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots, sparked by the acquittal of four Los Angeles Police Department officers accused of beating the now-deceased Rodney King. During the five days, mobs around Los Angeles looted stores, burnt 3,767 buildings, caused more than $1 billion in property damage, and led to the deaths of more than 50 people and left another 4,000 injured. A story that has been forgotten since then is that of the brave storeowners in Koreatown who fended off mobs with handguns, rifles and assault weapons.On the second day of the riots, the police...
  • Rock Throwing at Jews as a Sport

    12/24/2012 7:40:21 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Unfortunately, this doesn't make the news much, but almost every day Jews are being stoned by Arabs in Judea and Samaria. Here you an see how they ambush a convoy of army jeeps. The bad news is that this also happens to civilian cars, with mothers, elderly and children. Rocks can kill and seriously injure, yet the world media is silent.
  • Hudson Valley community bans gun show in wake of Newtown

    12/21/2012 8:20:31 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    WHITE PLAINS (AP) -- Westchester County will not host a gun show early next year in the wake of the massacre in Newtown, Conn. County Executive Rob Astorino said it would be inappropriate for the county to hold the event. Former County Executive Andrew Spano had banned the show after the 1999 Columbine school shootings in Colorado. The ban remained in effect for more than a decade. Astorino brought back the show in 2010. His decision comes after Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner called on the county to cancel the show at the government-owned building. Westchester Board of Legislators Chairman...
  • The Assault Weapons Ban: How Silly Was It?

    12/19/2012 8:26:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/19/2012 | Bob Owens
    (President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that he is “actively supporting” a proposal to reinstate a ban on so-called “assault weapons.” In addition, he supports a ban on the sale of firearms from one person to another without federal involvement which gun-control groups have dubbed a “gun show loophole,” and a ban on standard-capacity magazines for rifles, pistols, and shotguns. Instead, he would impose an arbitrarily determined ten-round limit to magazines.California Democrat Dianne Feinstein — who carried a concealed weapons permit while calling for disarming American citizens — is once again promising to introduce an “assault weapons” ban in the...
  • Looking to beat Feinstein's ban -- AR-15 Recommendations? (Vanity)

    12/18/2012 11:34:01 AM PST · by SnakeDoctor · 55 replies
    FR ^ | 12/18/2012 | SnakeDoctor
    Since I've been hearing rumblings about Feinstein reviving her dumbassed assault weapons ban, and I have limited confidence in the spine of the GOP Congress -- I'm in the market for an AR-15. My wife was going to get me a crossbow or 30-06 sniper rifle for my 10th wedding anniversary this month (she's definitely a keeper) ... but neither of those are likely to be banned, so I'll move the AR up the list. I looked at a local tactical firearms dealer yesterday evening. They had a DPMS/Panther Arms military-spec AR-15 with a rail system in 5.56 for a...
  • THE LEFT'S DISHONEST WAR ON GUNS

    12/18/2012 6:34:03 AM PST · by shortstop · 12 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 12/18/12 | Bob Lonsberry
    The key to the gun banners’ success will be divide and conquer. If they can convince hunters and householders that assault rifles and high-capacity magazines are “too much,” they will succeed. If gun owners stand together, the Second Amendment will be preserved. If they don’t, it will be endangered. Coming months will show which it is. In the wake of the heartbreaking mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary, Democrat politicians across the country have pushed hard to capitalize on the tragedy to advance one of their long-held political passions – banning guns. Grandstanding politician after grandstanding politician – some wiping...
  • Banning ‘Assault Weapons’ Is Not the Answer (Well-intentioned, but ineffective)

    12/18/2012 5:27:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/18/2012 | The Editors
    In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, numerous Democrats have called for legislation banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Unfortunately, such bans are empty gestures, certain to offend many law-abiding citizens but highly unlikely to reduce gun violence. Simply put, so-called “assault weapons” are nowhere near the root of the American violence problem. According to FBI data, of the two-thirds of murders that involve firearms, about 69 percent involve handguns rather than rifles or shotguns of any kind. Most estimates place the contribution of assault weapons to gun crime at around 1 or 2 percent. These numbers...
  • Bob Costas’ idea of an ‘apology’ is yet another attack on gun owners

    12/04/2012 7:35:20 PM PST · by JohnPierce · 25 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | December 4, 2012 | John Pierce
    Bob Costas is in trouble with football fans, a large majority of which are gun owners, and his insulting attempt at an apology is only adding fuel to the fire. --IMAGE HERE-- But let’s start at the beginning. It all started with FoxSports.com columnist Jason Whitlock. In the wake of the media frenzy surrounding Jovan Belcher’s murder of his girlfriend and subsequent suicide, Whitlock penned an article in which he launched a scathing attack on the Second Amendment and those who value it. He starts his rant with an assertion that the Second Amendment is threatening to the very liberty...
  • Debate answer on assault weapons ban could cause problems for Obama

    11/02/2012 11:37:33 AM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 01, 2012 | William La Jeunesse
    President Obama may have been tossing a bone to his base, but one answer in the second presidential debate could come back to haunt him with a key voter group -- gun owners. When asked what the administration has done or plans to do to limit assault weapons at the Oct. 16 debate, Obama said part of the solution to gun violence "is seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced." That comment caught fire with gun owners. "If there are undecided voters who put the Second Amendment as their first issue, then certainly the president's remark about...
  • A seemingly confused President Obama takes stand against gun owners during debate

    10/16/2012 9:02:23 PM PDT · by JohnPierce · 16 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | October 16, 2012 | John Pierce
    “[F]rankly, in my home town of Chicago, there’s an awful lot of violence and they’re not using AK-47s.” - President Obama Oct 16, 2012 --IMAGE HERE-- As co-founder and spokesperson for OpenCarry.org, I very much wanted to hear a question about guns put to the candidates. More specifically, like many Americans, I wanted to hear what kind of Supreme Court justices the candidates would nominate where gun rights are concerned. In fact, we formulated a question that encompassed the core of these concerns and issued a press release urging that the candidates be asked the following: A divided United States...
  • There are no ‘assault weapons’

    08/20/2012 7:14:38 PM PDT · by JohnPierce · 32 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | August 20, 2012 | John Pierce
    Shortly following the Aurora tragedy, a non-gun-owner friend of mine, obviously upset, began to question me about why I supported ownership of ‘deadly assault weapons.’ Even as he continued his extended, impassioned diatribe, I could tell that he was yet another victim of the media’s ‘assault weapon’ disinformation campaign. --IMAGE HERE-- When he paused, I asked him what he thought an ‘assault weapon’ actually was. Looking at me as if I were mentally challenged, he said that everyone knows “assault weapons are military-style, fully-automatic guns capable of emptying a 100 round magazine in 3 seconds.” When I told him that...
  • Gun Control Laws Only Control the Law Abiding

    07/28/2012 5:55:57 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 12 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-27 13:06:17 | Michael R Shannon
    Just like the majority of police officers who never have to fire their gun during the course of a career, most civilians will never be shot at while watching a movie, browsing in a shopping mall or attending school. But for those few that do have the misfortune to be an unwilling participant in an ambush here are a few rules of thumb you may find useful.The police can't protect you. The Aurora, CO police force is a fine, highly motivated department - I know because the police association was formerly my client. There were officers already at the...
  • Obama partially backpedals on gun control speech while Senate Dems surge ahead

    07/27/2012 12:47:58 PM PDT · by JohnPierce · 8 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | July 27, 2012 | John Pierce
    “Obama still wants Congress to reinstitute a federal ban on military-style assault weapons … but the president is not and has not been pushing for that ban … There are things that we can do short of legislation and short of gun laws.” - White House Press Secretary Jay Carney IMAGE HERE In yesterday’s column, I noted that President Obama seems to be responding to pressure from gun control advocates in a way that he has previously avoided. I must not have been the only one to sense the change in the political winds flowing from the White House because...