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  • According to NBC News, an AR 15 used in Self-Defense is still just a Weapon of Mass Murder

    04/10/2017 8:56:20 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 39 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/10/17 | Doug Book
    In late March, 3 masked teens were shot dead after breaking into a private residence in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. The homeowner’s son—Zach Peters-- heard a commotion coming from the living room. Fearing for his father’s safety, he grabbed his rifle and shot the 3 intruders. Each was pronounced dead at the scene. These are the principal facts as they took place at the Peters’ residence. But NBC News apparently believed this information was not quite instructive enough for its viewing audience. So the network decided it must embellish the story; that is, educate viewers about the evils of the AR...
  • Wash. Attorney General Begins Push for Gun Ban, Licensing

    01/09/2017 4:01:59 PM PST · by PROCON · 32 replies
    libertyparkpress.com ^ | Jan. 9, 2016 | Dave Workman
    Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson apparently wants the Evergreen State to have gun laws similar to those in New York and Connecticut, according to the Yakima Herald, as he released details on bills to ban so-called “assault weapons” and require “enhanced” background checks for the purchase of such guns. The measures may be read here and here. “I believe a ban on the sale of assault weapons is the right policy for Washington, and I will keep fighting for that,” Ferguson said in a prepared statement, “I’ve said from the beginning that it would be an uphill battle. My...
  • Support for "Assault Rifles" Ban at all time Low Gallup

    11/05/2016 8:40:22 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Gallop released results of a poll taken on the 5-9 of October, 2016.  The last time they had asked the question was in 2012.   Support for a ban is the lowest it has ever been, since the question was first asked. I am not surprised at the drop.  It indicates that the population is becoming more educated about crime and "assault rifles".  Gallup notes that the drop in support for an "assault rifle" ban correlates with a general decline in trust in the government. Historically, people who own guns have been far, far less in favor of placing more infringements...
  • Adam Winkler: Banning "Assault Rifles" Counterproductive

    10/18/2016 4:45:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Adam Winkler is a law professor at UCLA.  He has been reliably for imposing additional gun control laws, but is more "moderate" than many academics on the left.  He has more intellectual honesty than most, and has fairly described the racist roots of gun control in the United States. It is interesting to note that Winkler has been writing about the futility of "assault rifle" bans as early as February of 2015. From the latimes.com: There are approaches to gun control, such as universal background checks and cracking down on rogue gun dealers, that can reduce the daily death...
  • Newtown victims' families suit against AR-15 rifle manufacturer dismissed

    10/16/2016 4:36:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WABC-TV ^ | October 14, 2016
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- A judge on Friday dismissed a wrongful-death lawsuit by Newtown families against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre, citing an embattled federal law that shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products. State Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis granted a motion by Remington Arms to strike the lawsuit by the families of nine children and adults killed and a teacher who survived the Dec. 14, 2012, school attack, in which a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators with a Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle made by...
  • Washington AG Proposes Ban on Assault Weapons, High-Capacity Magazines

    09/07/2016 1:04:35 PM PDT · by Rinnwald · 32 replies
    KIRO 7 News ^ | 9/7/2016 | Cox Media Group
    (Washington state) Attorney General Bob Ferguson is proposing a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
  • Mexican diplomat urges U.S. to renew assault weapon ban

    08/24/2016 3:39:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | Chris Eger
    While speaking at a UN meeting in Switzerland, Mexico’s Foreign Minister said it was as easy to buy a gun in the U.S. as it is to purchase a “liter of milk or a box cereal.” Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu made the remarks to the Second Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty of the United Nations in Geneva on Monday. She advocated for greater controls by each government on the transfer of arms as well as increased accountability. In her speech, she held that Mexico is a peaceful nation committed to an effective, realistic and sensible...
  • Islamic State militants claim capture of U.S. weapons in Afghanistan(i.e. JV team on the run)

    08/07/2016 7:17:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 8/7/2016 | Josh Smith
    Militants linked to Islamic State have released photos that purport to show weapons and equipment that belonged to American soldiers and were captured by the group in eastern Afghanistan. The photos, which came to light on Saturday, show an American portable rocket launcher, radio, grenades and other gear not commonly used by Afghan troops, as well as close up views of identification cards for a U.S. Army soldier, Specialist Ryan Larson. The U.S. military command in Kabul denied any suggestion the soldier had been captured, saying he "has been accounted for and remains in a duty status within his unit."...
  • BREAKING: Massachusetts Attorney General Bans Sales of All New "Assault Weapons" As of Today

    07/20/2016 3:25:35 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    Truth About Guns ^ | July 20, 2016 | Robert Farago
    After the usual "assault rifles" are "weapon of war" used by "mass murderers" anti-AR agitprop, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey dropped this bombshell at The Boston Globe. The Massachusetts assault weapons ban mirrors the federal ban Congress allowed to expire in 2004. It prohibits the sale of specific weapons like the Colt AR-15 and AK-47 and explicitly bans "copies or duplicates" of those weapons. But gun manufacturers have taken it upon themselves to define what a "copy" or "duplicate" weapon is. They market "state compliant" copycat versions of their assault weapons to Massachusetts buyers. They sell guns without a flash...
  • A Modest Proposal: Democrats Want To Ban Anyone Under The Age Of 16 From Being Near AR-15 Rifles

    07/13/2016 2:57:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    With Democrats unable to sell their awful ideas on gun control policy, they’re becoming more and more irrational in their future proposals. Right now, there’s a piece of legislation that’s destined for legislative death, which would ban people under the age of 16 from firing AR-15 rifles ("weapons of war"), or any firearm considered to be “military-style” because that’s totally enforceable, said by no one ever (via The Hill): The proposal—from Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.)—would ban people younger than 16 from having or firing a machine gun or assault weapon. “The small hands of...
  • Barack has decided that armed self-defense “defies common sense”

    06/26/2016 8:41:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 32 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/26/16 | Doug Book, Editor
    “Did you see how dark it was? It’s likely that more people would have been killed.” This was Bill Clinton’s response to a suggestion that law abiding people with firearms of their own might have been able to save lives by stopping Islamic terrorist Omar Mateen at the Orlando nightclub Pulse. Of course, Bill was comfortably surrounded by armed security during his Bloomberg television interview, as was Barack during his speech in Orlando a few days later. But Obama offered an even more pointed dissent from those who believe the little people should be permitted the means of preserving their...
  • To gun lovers, you can't even have an opinion on assault rifles-unless it's theirs. Here's the proof

    06/23/2016 8:39:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 104 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 15, 2016 | Gersh Kuntzman
    The gun debate is also a gender war. In all my years in journalism — coming up on 30 (thanks) — I have never received so much angry mail as I did after yesterday's story, "What is it like to fire an AR-15? It's horrifying, menacing and very very loud." I don't mind spirited debate, but many correspondents told me that even expressing an opinion about today's high-powered weaponry is off-limits to those of us who don't own such guns. To reiterate, the goal of the story was simply to share with readers my experience of firing an AR-15, which...
  • Failure to ban assault weapons is on Obama, not GOP

    06/21/2016 5:33:54 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 24 replies
    lowell sun ^ | june 21 | Peter Lucas
    Despite the theatrics of Massachusetts Democrats in Congress, these people can't even get the guns out of the streets of Boston, let alone out of the hands of terrorists. Hardly a day, or a night, goes by without a report of killings or gun violence in Boston or in other cities of the commonwealth. This has been going on nonstop for years, and there is no end in sight.
  • Supreme Court leaves state assault weapons bans in place

    06/20/2016 9:10:32 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/2/16 | AP
    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has rejected challenges to assault weapons bans in Connecticut and New York, in the aftermath of the shooting attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that left 50 people dead. ADVERTISEMENT The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that upheld laws that were passed in response to another mass shooting involving a semi-automatic weapon, the elementary school attack in Newtown, Connecticut. The Supreme Court has repeatedly turned away challenges to gun restrictions since two landmark decisions that spelled out the right to a handgun to defend one's own home.
  • THE LATEST: BIDEN CALLS FOR CIVILIAN BAN ON ASSAULT WEAPONS

    06/17/2016 10:26:54 AM PDT · by PROCON · 82 replies
    AP ^ | June 17, 2016
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Latest on the Orlando gay nightclub massacre (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Vice President Joe Biden is calling for banning civilian ownership of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines following the mass shooting in Orlando.
  • French archaeologists unearth bones from 6,000-year-old massacre

    06/13/2016 11:18:21 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Tuesday 7 June 2016 | unattributed
    Neolithic group found in silo appeared to have suffered violent deaths, with multiple injuries to legs, hands and skulls. Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a 6,000-year-old massacre that took place in Alsace, in north-eastern France. The corpses of 10 individuals were found in one of 300 ancient silos, used to store grain and other food... The Neolithic group appeared to have had violent deaths, with multiple injuries to their legs, hands and skulls. The way in which the bodies were piled on top of each other suggested they had been killed together and dumped in the silo. “They were...
  • Gun control legislation deliberately designed to facilitate murder

    05/13/2016 8:52:18 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/13/16 | Doug Book, Editor
    Advocates of overturning the right to keep and bear arms have spent years deliberately turning innocents into victims of slaughter, all for the purpose of eventually disarming the American people. “Do as I say, not as I do,” gun-control zealots were predictably out in force after the Sandy Hook killings. After all, in the perverted mind of confiscation advocates like Michael Bloomberg and Barack Obama, the murder of 20 kindergarten students represented a longed-awaited opportunity to embarrass the more weak-kneed defenders of the 2nd Amendment into relenting to a nationwide assault against the foremost liberty of the American people. In...
  • Universities Embrace "Assault Weapons" on Campus

    04/27/2016 4:40:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Over a hundred universities and colleges have embraced the concept of having "assault weapons" on campus.  It is worth noting, that when the university administrations buy the weapons for their own use, the menacing nomenclature of "assault weapon" is magically transformed into "semi-automatic rifles". Campus administrations all over the country who have been claiming that allowing adults who have concealed carry permits on their campus will chill free speech and academic freedom, have no such concerns with having "assualt weapons" on campus, as long as the weapons are in the hands of the people they command.  From abcnews.go.com: Once...
  • 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...
  • Foolish Gun Owners HELP Government with Illegal Gun Registration Scheme

    04/16/2016 8:43:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 33 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/16/16 | Doug Book
    Published a year ago on “Coach is Right,” this is a story which bears repeating The left will do anything to abolish the private ownership of firearms. And the emphasis is on anything. After all, politicians cannot safely exercise absolute, uncontested authority over an armed public. And the majority of our nation’s ruling class--yes, Republicans included--yearn for such power; in part because it will bring an end to those annoying constitutional rights which prevent lawmakers implementing what they “know to be best,” but mostly because these self-infatuated mirror-gazers believe dictatorial authority to be their due. The question is, how can...