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  • Ways United Methodists can take a stand against gun violence (UMC goes full retard on guns)

    06/13/2016 8:24:28 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 36 replies
    UMC website ^ | 13 JUNE 16 | A Feature by Joe Iovino
    “Pray for Orlando" we read on Facebook and Twitter. Prayer is vitally important, but is there more we can do? As United Methodist Christians, we mourn with the victims and families of those wounded and killed in the shootings on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. We may even pray and wonder if anything could have been done to avert this heinous act. But should we do more? Is there anything that can be done to keep something similar from happening in the future? While we may not agree on a solution, many of us agree there is a problem....
  • Standing Guard

    03/27/2013 7:42:02 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 28 replies
    NRA America's First Freedom ^ | 3/23/2013 | Wayne LaPierre
    Standing Guard By Wayne LaPierre, NRA Executive Vice PresidentAmerica's First Freedom magazine Gun Owners and Gun Vendors Take A Stand Across this nation, gun stores are virtually empty. There is simply no ammunition to be had. Backorders are running into the late Fall or next year, or maybe never. Gun sales are higher than at any time in history: more than one million in one month. And first-time gun buyers are exercising their right to keep and bear arms in unprecedented numbers. All of this adds up to a massive civil rights protest the likes of which America has not...
  • Biden meets with Bloomberg as gun-control groups attack Reid

    03/21/2013 9:02:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/21/13 | Patrick Howley
    Vice President Joe Biden will meet with New York City mayor and Mayors Against Illegal Guns co-chairman Michael Bloomberg at New York City Hall Thursday, where Bloomberg, joined by families from Newtown, Connecticut, will urge him to continue fighting for gun-control reforms. The meeting, to be held at 11 a.m. in the Blue Room of City Hall and broadcast live on, comes as gun-control groups levy sharp criticism at Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for failing to hold his caucus together in order to gain necessary support for California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s proposed assault weapons ban, which...
  • Biden and the White House are 'still pushing' for assault weapons ban

    03/20/2013 3:57:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 20, 2013 | Daniel Strauss
    Vice President Biden and the Obama administration still hope to pass a federal assault weapons ban, Biden said Wednesday. "I'm still pushing that it pass — we are still pushing that it pass. The same thing was told to me when the first assault weapons ban in '94 was attached to the Biden crime bill, that it couldn't possibly pass," Biden said Wednesday in an interview with NPR. "It was declared dead several times." Earlier in the week Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said that a proposal to reinstitute a federal assault weapons ban would not be included in...
  • Feinstein On Reid Dropping Assault Weapons Ban: "A Major Betrayal Of Trust" (BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!)

    03/20/2013 7:13:48 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 62 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 19, 2013
    BRIANNA KEILAR, CNN: Now, Senator Reid, Senator Feinstein, had said before that you deserved a vote. But its appearing now it's going to be an amendment, it could ultimately just be a symbolic vote. What's your response to this new -- SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CA): No, no if it's an amendment, that is not a symbolic vote. I did the bill in 1994 on the floor as an amendment, it enacted a law. It went on to the House, it was enacted.
  • Harry Reid shoots down Feinstein gun-ban bill

    03/19/2013 8:44:42 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 19, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein emerged from a closed-door meeting with Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday — but her ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines didn’t. Mr. Reid turned down her attempt to bring her ban on 157 different weapons and ammunition clips aboard the Democratic Party’s comprehensive gun bill, Politico reported. “My understanding is it will not be [part of the base bill],” said Mrs. Feinstein, California Democrat. “I would like to [see it moved], but the leader has decided not to do it. … You will have to ask him [why].” Her bill instead will have to...
  • Panel approves assault weapons ban; Cruz, Feinstein get heated

    03/14/2013 9:40:52 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/14/13 11:39 AM ET | Jonathan Easley
    The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a ban on the sale and manufacture of more than 150 types of semi-automatic weapons with military-style features Thursday in a party-line vote. The 10-8 vote came after a heated exchange between Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who Feinstein scolded for giving her a "lecture" on the Constitution. It’s the fourth piece of gun control legislation to make it out of committee, and perhaps the one with the longest odds of becoming law given opposition from Republicans to a new ban on so-called assault weapons. Committee Democrats first beat back four...
  • U.S. Senate Gun Violence Hearing (12-Feb-2013) - Live Feed

    02/12/2013 7:44:39 AM PST · by SecondAmendment · 28 replies
    U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee ^ | 12-Feb-2013 | wwwjames
    Watch the "Gun Grabbers" lie about the second amendment here: SH-216 Live Feed Hearing, 12-Feb-2013
  • Bruce Willis: Don't infringe on Second Amendment

    02/06/2013 7:06:34 AM PST · by Perdogg · 52 replies
    Bruce Willis says he's against new gun control laws that could infringe on Second Amendment rights. The "Die Hard" star also dismisses any link between Hollywood shootouts and real-life gun violence.
  • Dishonest Dick Durbin smears NRA at hearing, uses dishonest tactics with panelists(Video)

    02/01/2013 8:16:01 AM PST · by infool7 · 17 replies
    the Right Scoop ^ | January 30th, 2013 | The Right Scoop
    Smear-merchant Sen. Dick Durbin smeared the membership base of the NRA, including Wayne LaPierre who was present, in today’s gun violence hearing. After an unfair tussle over background checks with LaPierre, Durbin then asked LaPierre if he agreed to the sentiment of other NRA members that they needed ‘assault weapons’ to protect themselves from the government and the police. LaPierre responded that indeed the 2nd amendment was added to the Constitution by men who had lived under the tyrannical rule of King George and wanted to ensure that free people never lived under tyranny again. Durbin then looked directly at...
  • Feinstein's New 'Assault Weapon' Ban: Read It and Sleep

    01/28/2013 11:19:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | January 27, 2013 | Jacob Sullum
    The full text of the new, supposedly improved "assault weapon" ban proposed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein last week is now available for your perusal. The 121-page bill consists mostly of Appendix A, which takes up 95 pages and lists 2,258 "Firearms Exempted by the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013." As I said on Friday, this list is redundant at best, since any gun that is not specifically named as an "assault weapon" and does not meet the more general definitions is not supposed to be covered by the law, whether or not it is explicitly "exempted." It seems the main...
  • Gun control advocates march as nation reels from school shootings

    01/27/2013 10:06:28 AM PST · by libstripper · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | January 26, 2013 | Michael Martinez and Emily Schmidt
    Thousands of demonstrators rallied Saturday in Washington to demand tougher gun control laws, many describing themselves as first-time capital marchers who've had enough of gun violence. On a cold day, a vanguard led a blocks-long procession with a big blue banner, declaring "March on Washington for Gun Control: When we stand together, we stand a chance."
  • Yes, Fellow Bubbas, They’re Coming for Your Guns

    01/27/2013 9:05:33 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 47 replies
    The New American ^ | Jan 26, 2013 | William F. Jasper
    In the ongoing fevered debate over gun control legislation, registration of firearms is a key flashpoint. “Progressives” insist that nothing could be more reasonable and benign than simply requiring every firearm and firearm owner to be registered with some government entity. Thus, bad guys could be screened out and guns used in crimes could be traced to help catch the criminals. They denounce as paranoid, delusional nonsense the concerns of gun owners that registration would lead to eventual confiscation. In a “Fact Check” at intended to dismiss “The Gun Registry Red Herring,” Michael Scherer notes that President Obama’s “Now...
  • Are American Gun Owners a Bunch of Fools?

    01/25/2013 6:30:08 AM PST · by pabianice · 55 replies
    Gunsamerica ^ | 1/25/13
    The American gun owning public is being duped again, just like we were duped the two weeks before the election when we were convinced that Romney was ahead by several percentage points. The media, including our “friends” at Fox, Drudge, and other “conservative” outlets, are attempting to sell us the concept that the “assault weapon ban” legislation can’t pass, and this is a lie. We are told that Bill Clinton sternly warned his party that they will be punished in the mid-terms, and that the NRA is “too powerful” for any real legislation to make it through congress. This is...
  • Feinstein's New Gun Bill: The Declaration of Treason

    01/24/2013 9:59:46 AM PST · by kiryandil · 3 replies
    January 24, 2013 | Treasonous politicians
    We need to make them wear this for what it is:A Declaration of Treason against the United States and her free citizens."For the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of automatic & semi-automatic assault weapons brandished by our standing paramilitary police armies, we mutually pledge to each other the lives of our enforcers, the tax dollars of the peasants, our traitorous dishonor and the violation of our very oaths of office."
  • Democrats in Senate Confront Doubts at Home on Gun Laws

    01/24/2013 7:11:43 AM PST · by pabianice · 35 replies
    New York Fishwrap ^ | 1/24/13 | Peters
    BECKLEY, W.Va. — Talk of stricter gun control has stirred up a lot of unease here, a place where hunters vie for top prize (a 26-inch LED television) in the Big Buck Photo Contest, and ads for a gun-simulator game ask, “Feel like shooting something today?” Businessmen and community leaders in Beckley, W.Va., met with Senator Joe Manchin III last week to discuss gun control. But before Senator Joe Manchin III invited a group of 15 businessmen and community leaders to lunch last week to discuss the topic, he had only a vague idea of how anxious many of his...
  • Lawmakers to unveil new assault weapons ban

    01/24/2013 7:07:19 AM PST · by pabianice · 34 replies
    Wa Compost ^ | 1/24/13 | O'Keefe
    Democratic lawmakers plan to formally reintroduce a bill Thursday that would ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, the most ambitious — and politically risky — element of proposals unveiled by President Obama to limit gun violence. The “Assault Weapons Ban of 2013″ is similar to one passed in 1994 that expired with little protest in 2004. The measure will be unveiled Thursday morning by a slate of Democratic co-sponsors, led by longtime gun control advocates Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (N.Y.), who have pushed for the ban before in part because of their personal histories...
  • [IL Governor] Quinn (D) Pushes for Assault Weapon Ban

    07/31/2012 4:27:08 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 37 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12:26 p.m. CDT, July 31, 2012 | By Ray Long and Monique Garcia
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn is renewing a push in Illinois to ban assault weapons in the wake of the killings at a Colorado theater that left 12 dead and dozens more wounded. The Democratic governor also revealed plans today to propose a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines in Illinois. He said in a letter to all state lawmakers that he supports the U.S. Constitution's 2nd Amendment right to bear arms, but the "proliferation of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines undermines public safety and the right of personal security of every citizen." The proposal comes in the form...
  • Senate Democrats are planning to execute a sneak attack on gun rights as soon as TODAY!

    02/02/2011 8:19:59 AM PST · by Cheeks · 13 replies ^ | 2/2/11 | Mike McHugh
    From: Subject: Urgent Action Alert Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2011 11:01:39 -0500 I've just received word from inside sources in the U.S. Senate. Senate Democrats are planning to execute a sneak attack on gun rights as soon as TODAY! Their plan is to sneak Carolyn McCarthy's Magazine Ban into law as an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration Bill, a routine piece of generally non-controversial legislation. And they hope YOU won't notice. That's why you and I need to make our voices heard RIGHT NOW! We need to let them know we're watching them like a hawk! Please call...
  • ATF has effectively banned import of Saiga shotguns (vanity post)

    02/02/2011 6:02:36 AM PST · by nin_kasi · 38 replies
    today | self
    This is related to a previous post From January 30th. I have a type 07 FFL (manufacturing and dealer), and one of the hottest selling items lately has been converted Saiga 12 shotguns. Due to a recent "study", Russian American Arms is no longer importing Saiga shotguns (according to my distributors). We have three distributors who deal directly with RAA, they're all on hold pending the outcome of the ATF paper recently released. ATF is accepting "comments" through May 1st, but the distributors are already pulling the product line. According to Ellet Brothers and RSR group, they're prepared to...