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  • TSA Allowed at Least 11 Airport Employees With Criminal Backgrounds To Receive Security Badges

    03/07/2013 9:47:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 7, 2013 | Patrick Burke
    The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) mismanagement of a program responsible for issuing security badges to aviation employees resulted in at least 11 individuals with criminal backgrounds obtaining badges that allowed access to secure areas of U.S. airports. An aviation employee is anyone who is allowed unescorted access to secured areas of airports. This includes airport employees in addition to TSA Officers. According to a Feb. 22 report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the TSA’s mishandling of the program caused a backlog of security badges that had yet to be issued. As a result,...
  • "Shotgun Joe" ... Shooter Takes VP Joe Biden’s Advice — and Lands in Trouble with Cops

    03/02/2013 1:09:40 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Shooter takes VP Joe Biden’s advice — and lands in trouble with cops Vice President Joseph R. Biden told a Field & Stream reporter in a published report on Monday that if “you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.” That same day, a 22-year-old man in Virginia Beach, Va., did just that — and was charged with reckless handling of a firearm. WAVY 10 reported that the man was in his bedroom when two armed masked men leaned through the window and warned him to close the bedroom door. The 22-year-old...
  • University discloses students’ grades, disciplinary history when they apply for gun permits

    02/22/2013 7:30:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 22, 2013 | Robby Soave
    The University of Iowa may have broken federal guidelines by sharing with the local sheriff’s department private information about students who apply for campus gun permits. Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, public universities are required to keep secret personal information on students, such as their grades and addresses. But Iowa has been sending personal information regarding students who apply for campus gun permits to the sheriff’s office. That information includes whether students received bad grades, or were exhibiting signs of depression or anger. The policy dates back to a campus shooting in 1991, when a mentally disturbed...
  • Stewart Rhodes/John Wallace, Pro-Second Amendment Rally 2-12 (Albany NY)

    02/14/2013 11:57:03 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 6 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | February 15, 2013 | Sheryl Thomas
    From the rally earlier this month.
  • Gay marriage fanatic pleads guilty in attack on Family Research Council

    02/06/2013 5:49:02 PM PST · by massmike · 13 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 02/06/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    Floyd Lee Corkins II, who planned an attack to kill as many people as possible at the Family Research Council in August last year, because of that group's opposition to gay marriage, has pleaded to guilty to "interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition, assault with intent to kill while armed and act of terrorism while armed, a charge based on the shooting being intended to intimidate anyone who is associated with or supports the Family Research Council and other organizations that oppose gay marriage," CBS News reports. In addition, he: acknowledged in a plea agreement that he intended to...
  • Brock’s Glock: In anti-gun DC, Media Matters for America gave bodyguard illegal weapons to guard

    01/31/2013 4:11:25 PM PST · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    daily caller ^ | January 27, 2013 | Vince Coglianese
    A staffer at left-wing Media Matters for America committed numerous felonies in the District of Columbia and around the country by carrying a firearm to defend the organization’s founder, David Brock, The Daily Caller has learned. According to a knowledgeable source, multiple firearms used to protect the Media Matters founder were purchased with Brock’s blessing — and apparently with the group’s money. TheDC has previously reported that Brock’s one-time aide, Haydn Price-Morris, carried a concealed Glock handgun as he traveled with the liberal leader to public events in Washington, D.C. But the extent of Brock’s armed activities have been largely...
  • Henson Ong at Gun Violence Prevention Public Hearing - Hartford, CT - 1/28/2013 (must see video)

    01/29/2013 3:38:03 PM PST · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | January 28, 2013
    “A free people can only afford to make this mistake once!”~Henson Ong http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyYYgLzF6zU
  • White, “Christian” and Treasonous: Who Will They Kill? (Guess who he's talking about?)

    01/23/2013 5:03:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Patheos ^ | January 23, 2013 | Frank Schaeffer
    The battle over gun control has exposed a truth the mainstream media is apparently too shy to mention: A bunch of far right white mostly southern paranoid extremists are preparing for armed revolution and apocalypse. They speak treason: literally. They are preparing to “defend” America from America with arsenals of weapons and stockpiles of ammunition. Their “enemy” is everyone in America not like them. They think the world is ending and/or that the government is out to get them. That doesn’t mean it will happen. But expect violence and assassinations. Their ideology is made up of equal parts racism, evangelical...
  • NRA Withdraws from Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

    01/22/2013 6:50:21 PM PST · by Politicalmom · 7 replies
    Due to Reed Exhibitions' refusal to reconsider their decision to ban Modern Sporting Rifles from the February 2-10 Eastern Sports Show in Harrisburg, PA, the National Rifle Association has decided to withdraw from the show. We had called on Reed Exhibitions to reconsider their decision; unfortunately they have steadfastly refused to do so. As a result, the NRA will not be participating in the upcoming show in Harrisburg or in any other shows hosted by Reed Exhibitions that maintain this policy. We are disappointed that Reed Exhibitions has ignored the concerns expressed by attendees, the outdoor industry and the NRA...
  • Defense deposes witness who says Trayvon was on top, Zimmerman crying for help

    01/21/2013 2:27:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | January 17, 2013 | Rene Stutzman
    One of the most important defense witnesses in the George Zimmerman murder case – the one who told police he saw Trayvon Martin straddling Zimmerman and "throwing down blows on the guy kinda MMA-style," was quietly brought to the Seminole County Courthouse Dec. 11 and deposed, according to new court paperwork. The man, identified in court records only as "witness 6," was a neighbor who told authorities he heard and saw the fight. By identifying the clothes they wore, he told police that Zimmerman was on the bottom, was being beat up and was crying for help. Zimmerman is the...
  • Tiananmen square activist turned American citizen demonstrates for gun rights (Make this viral!)

    01/20/2013 7:58:06 PM PST · by Names Ash Housewares · 13 replies
    youtube ^ | Jan 19, 2013
    http://youtu.be/miEmIfhfxuc
  • Clinton’s Over-The-Top'Fact’on Mass Shootings:1/2 of All US Mass Killings Since Assault Ban Expired

    01/20/2013 8:22:05 PM PST · by lbryce · 17 replies
    History News Network ^ | January 14, 2013 | Staff
    “Half of all mass killings in the United States have occurred since the assault weapons ban expired in 2005, half of all of them in the history of the country.”- Bill Clinton’s over-the-top ‘fact’ on mass shootings SOURCE: WaPo (1-11-13)The Fact Checker:Bill Clinton’s Over-The-Top ‘Fact’ on Mass Shootings “Half of all mass killings in the United States have occurred since the assault weapons ban expired in 2005, half of all of them in the history of the country.” — Former President Bill Clinton, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 9, 2013 Bill Clinton on gun control: 'This...
  • 2 Dead, 7 Wounded (Chicago) vs. 5 HURT AT GUN SHOWS IN OHIO, IND., NC

    01/19/2013 9:29:09 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 67 replies
    2 sources ^ | January 19, 2013 | Me
    2 Dead, 7 Wounded In Shootings Since Friday http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/01/19/2-dead-6-wounded-in-shootings-since-friday/ And this. 5 HURT IN SHOOTINGS AT GUN SHOWS IN OHIO, IND., NC http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_GUN_SHOW_SHOOTINGS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-01-19-22-34-55
  • New Proposal Will Force Gun Owners to Store Assault Weapons At Government Authorized Storage Depots

    01/19/2013 5:29:49 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 62 replies
    shtfplan.com ^ | January 19, 2013 | Mac Slavo
    Because you can never have too many laws, regulations and mandates, Massachusetts State Representative David Linsky has filed a new bill that would, among other things, force gun owners to undergo mental health background checks, acquire liability insurance, pay an additional 25% tax on all forms of ammunition, and require firearms categorized as “assault weapons” to be stored outside of their homes and only at government approved storage depots. Provisions in the bill include: Having one standard of the issuance of all gun licenses, giving local police chiefs the ability to evaluate all aspects of an application for a gun...
  • NJ Liberals Introduce 18 Gun Control Bills Today

    01/08/2013 6:05:04 PM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 27 replies
    Conservative New Jersey ^ | 1/8/13 | Rob Eichmann
    Earlier today, in an abbreviated legislative session because of the Joint Session of the Legislature for Governor Christie’s State of the State Address, liberal New Jersey Democrats managed to introduce 18 new Gun Control bills in an effort to further deprive you of your 2nd Amendment right. While the exact language of some of the bills will not be available until tomorrow at the earliest, the remainder will be available next week; the titles of them are scary enough.
  • TV Anchor Gives The "Politically Incorrect Truth" About The Second Amendment (video)

    01/04/2013 11:17:31 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 65 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 4, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    WXIX-TV Tucson reporter Ben Swann takes a look at what he called the "politically incorrect" truth about the Second Amendment. In his "Reality Check" segment for the local FOX affiliate, Swann explains the true intention behind the Second Amendment. "This is where American history becomes very politically incorrect because the Second Amendment was not drafted for hunting, or just self defense from an attacker. The Second Amendment was put into place to guarantee the rights of the individual to be equally armed as military, both foreign and domestic, in the event that the citizenry might actually, at some point, have...
  • We will NOT disarm.

    01/02/2013 10:07:12 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 42 replies
    Minuteman Right to Keep and Bear Arms ^ | January 2, 2013 | Tom Hoefling
    For four hundred years in this country, my family has had a well-earned reputation for being well-armed, and of not being afraid to use those arms if life, liberty, property, or their communities were threatened. I'm a descendent of Alice Proctor, the wife of Virginia ancient planter John Proctor. In the Indian attacks and massacres of 1622 in which as many as a third of the Virginians were killed, John was in England, and she and her household held off the savages for a month. The British officers threatened to burn down the Proctor Plantation if she didn't remove herself...
  • URGENT: Congressional Republicans to double-cross gun owners? (VCDL Alert)

    01/02/2013 3:31:34 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 25 replies
    Virginia Citizens Defense League ^ | 1-3-13 | Philip Van Cleave
    Many of you may remember Richmond talk show host, Doc Thompson. He currently has a radio show in Michigan. Much like me, he gets some "inside" information from time-to-time. He has received a communication between a friend and someone in the Republican Party leadership. That communication is troubling as it says the congressional Republicans are seriously considering selling out gun owners to "seem reasonable." They are considering a magazine ban, changes to background checks, and more. Here is a link to the email with redactions to protect the sources: http://tinyurl.com/a4xf33x URGENT ACTION ITEM We need to contact ALL of our...
  • Vanity - Recommendations for a pellet gun

    01/02/2013 11:18:54 AM PST · by GraceG · 91 replies
    GraceG
    Ok, I have a squirrel problem, and I am needing some recomendations for what to get to shoot them with, namely I want to use a pellet/bb gun. I want to get one that is powerful enough to put them down quickly but not too expensive. Any recomendations?
  • Nation needs a new agenda on guns

    01/01/2013 8:33:50 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The Des Moines Register | December 29, 2012 | Donald Kaul
    Link only per agreement with Gannett. ArticleReader comments
  • Hundreds of Ohio school workers want to carry guns

    12/28/2012 8:24:27 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    dispatch.com ^ | December 28, 2012 | John Futty
    More than 450 teachers and other school employees from around Ohio have applied for 24 spots in a free firearms-training program being offered by the Buckeye Firearms Association. “We’re pleasantly surprised, but it’s not shocking,” Ken Hanson, legal chairman for the association, said today of the response since the group began taking applications on its website 10 days ago. “The demand has been there for quite some time.” The issue of arming school employees to protect students has been “on the radar” of school boards in Ohio for several years, he said, but the organization decided to launch its training...
  • Facebook bans Gandhi quote as part of revisionist history purge

    12/27/2012 6:04:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies
    naturalnews.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | Mike Adams
    (NaturalNews) The reports are absolutely true. Facebook suspended the Natural News account earlier today after we posted an historical quote from Mohandas Gandhi. The quote reads: "Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest." - Mohandas Gandhi, an Autobiography, page 446. This historical quote was apparently too much for Facebook's censors to bear. They suspended our account and gave us a "final warning" that one more violation of their so-called "community guidelines" would result in our account being permanently deactivated. They then demanded we...
  • N.J. lawmaker vows to tighten state's gun laws

    12/26/2012 10:12:09 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies
    nj.com ^ | December 26, 2012 | Matt Friedman
    TRENTON — In the wake of the massacre of 20 Connecticut schoolchildren, New Jersey lawmakers are proposing legislation to toughen gun control as well as to ban the state from holding stock in companies that manufacture or sell assault weapons. Assemblyman Joseph Cryan (D-Union) said today he plans to introduce a bill tighten New Jersey’s gun laws, already among the strictest in the country, with a "gun safety campaign." Outlining the first part of the plan, Cryan said the measure would limit the capacity of ammunition magazines from the current maximum of 15 to five. "The Newtown (Conn.) shooter fired...
  • Man, 22, shot for Air Jordan shoes dies in Houston

    12/26/2012 6:14:37 PM PST · by traumer · 38 replies
    <p>HOUSTON (AP) -- A 22-year-old Houston-area man shot by robbers who wanted his new Air Jordan tennis shoes has died of his wounds. The Houston Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/WRDIBm ) Wednesday that Joshua Wood died at Houston Northwest Hospital. Authorities say no arrests have been made. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says Wood was shot Friday as he tried to escape armed robbers who wanted the newly released Air Jordan XI "Bred" sneakers he had purchased earlier in the day. The shoes retail for about $185.</p>
  • David Gregory Violates DC Gun Law On National TV

    12/23/2012 8:10:00 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 22 replies
    the patriot perspective ^ | Dec 23, 2012 | ShortTimer
    Meet the Press’s studios are located in Washington DC. This morning on “Meet the Press”, David Gregory decided to wave around a 30-round AR-15 magazine. From DC’s gun laws: 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 magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored...
  • Legislators must hear from us NOW! (VCDL picks up the gauntlet!)

    12/19/2012 4:25:04 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 8 replies
    Virginia Citizens Defense League ALERT ^ | 12-19-12 | Phillip Van Cleave
    We need to contact our Senators and Congressmen NOW and tell them that we do not want ANY more gun control! No ifs, ands, or buts. We don't know what the NRA is going to do and we don't want to gamble on it. DO THIS NOW! Understand this: any vote in support of gun control, including bans on guns and magazines, whether the bill passes or fails, will be a vote that VCDL and its members will NOT forget and NOT forgive at election time. This is Virginia, the Cradle of Liberty, and we will NOT accept our rights...
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods suspends sales of modern rifles, takes guns off display at Conn. store

    12/18/2012 8:33:29 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 50 replies
    wapo ^ | 12-17-12 | ap
    <p>PITTSBURGH — A sporting goods chain says it’s suspending sales of modern rifles nationwide because of the school shooting in Connecticut. Dick’s Sporting Goods also says it’s removing all guns from display at its store closest to Newtown, where the massacre took place.</p>
  • Send the NRA a message (vanity)...

    12/16/2012 7:54:34 PM PST · by piytar · 30 replies
    Vanity | Dec. 15, 2012 | Piytar
    Tried to send the following to the NRA: Lifetime member here. Simple question: why aren't you running short late night ads on TV that make simple irrefutable points? Example: “With just one single exception, the attack on congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson in 2011, every public shooting since at least 1950 in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed has taken place where citizens are not allowed to carry guns." (Source: Lott interview). Just that text in white on a black background for 15 seconds, maybe with a zoom/fade effect. Those ads would be cheap and...
  • 'Our hearts are broken' - 20 children among dead in Newtown shooting (.223 NOT used)

    12/15/2012 5:45:45 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 55 replies
    WFSB.com ^ | December 15, 2012 | Steven Yablonski
    It was one of the most tragic days in Connecticut history, and investigations continue into why, and how, a man could walk into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and kill 20 children and six adults. Police said 20-year-old Adam Lanza opened fire inside the school, killing children and adults before killing himself. (snip) Inside the school, the Associated Press is reporting that a custodian ran through the halls of the school, warning of a gunman, and someone inside the school's office switched on the intercom, perhaps saving dozens of lives by letting them hear what was unfolding inside the...
  • Car jacking suspect shot by off-duty cop in New Hope (MINNESOTA)

    12/14/2012 12:11:03 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    star tribune ^ | 12-14-12 | MARIA BACA
    car-jacking suspect was shot by the off-duty Crystal police officer whose car he was attempting to steal, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff's office. The sheriff's account says that the suspect confronted the officer about 6 a.m. Friday outside a Holiday Station Store on the 7100 block of 42nd Av. N., in New Hope. It also said "there is evidence" that a gun was fired. The suspect drove away in the officer's personal vehicle. Soon afterward, Minneapolis police found the same vehicle; they arrested a man who had a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center...
  • Burglar calls 911 to save himself from gun-wielding homeowner

    12/07/2012 3:12:57 AM PST · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    yahoo ^ | december 6, 2012 | dylan stableford
    A suspected burglar called 911 after the owner of the home he broke into caught and held him at gunpoint. The suspect, Christopher Moore, placed the emergency call in Springtown, Texas, during the botched burglary attempt early Tuesday after James Gerow, the homeowner, and Gerow's son pointed guns at him as he sat in his pickup truck parked in the driveway. "I'm out in the country somewhere," Moore told the 911 operator during the 10-minute call. "Some guy's got a gun on me." Gerow's wife, Lindy, placed a concurrent call to 911 that confirmed Moore's account. "You better come quick,"...
  • Experts: Restricting troops’ access to firearms is necessary to reduce rate of suicides

    12/03/2012 11:16:25 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 48 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | December 3, 2012 | By NANCY MONTGOMERY,
    The horror of war, repeated deployments, the operations tempo, failed relationships, financial problems, legal trouble, depression, PTSD, TBI. Many reasons have been suggested to explain the substantial rise in the suicide rate of soldiers that began in 2004. Numerous prevention efforts were launched, hundreds of millions of dollars spent on studies and task forces, resilience programs and increasing access to mental health care. Yet eight years and hundreds of deaths later, the suicide rate hasn’t improved. The number of suspected suicides in 2012 among active-duty soldiers was 166 at the end of October, surpassing the 165 total for all of...
  • TERRORIST BREAKS INTO ISRAELI MOTHER’S HOUSE WITH A KNIFE AND PIPE AND SHE TAKES HIM DOWN

    11/28/2012 12:31:28 PM PST · by lowbridge · 54 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | november 28, 2012 | erica ritz
    Yael Matzpun was sleeping in a room with her four-year-old daughter and two-year-old son when she was awoken by heavy footsteps in the hall. She knew that her husband, an IDF officer, was not due at home. “Suddenly I saw a terrorist in a kefiyyeh [head scarf] standing opposite me,” she told Maariv. “I decided that if I didn’t fight, he would murder me and my four children, there would be a massacre like in Itamar, where the Fogels and three of their children were murdered in their home.” The terrorist turned on the light and said something in Arabic,...
  • SLP Father Pulls out AK-47 on Supposed Candy Thieves

    11/13/2012 10:13:12 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    kstp ^ | 11-13-12 | Cassie Hart
    a father in St. Louis Park faces a felony charge for allegedly confronting children with an assault weapon, because he thought they took candy from his children on Halloween. Police say 44-year-old Orrin Hager is accused of pulling out an AK-47 on a group of boys he saw walking, and confronted them about the candy. According to the complaint, Hager told police he pulled out the gun because the boys weren't taking him seriously. The gun was not loaded. No one was hurt.
  • An IQ Test for Criminals and Liberals

    11/10/2012 7:35:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    A lot of people say Obama is anti-business, but there’s one part of the American economy that is delighted that he got reelected. No, I’m not talking about bankruptcy lawyers or corrupt lobbyists, though those would be good guesses.The real winners from Obama’s re-election are America’s gun manufacturers and gun sellers.Not that I’ve looked at any data. I’m just basing this on the comments I’ve heard over the past few years and the up-tick in such comments in the past 36 hours.But I’m quite confident that the overall firearms industry has profited from Obama’s tenure.Anyway, the great economist Frederic Bastiat...
  • any Saiga 12 experts out there?

    11/06/2012 8:06:22 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    myself ^ | 11-6-12 | Turbozamboni
    I’m the new (2nd owner) of a saiga 12. I’ve read about the “low brass” issues it has, but mine has no gas port markings “1” or “2” since it came with some customization from the previous owner. My interwebs reading shows set it to “1” for low brass and “2” for high brass. Does having the port screwed all the way in as far as it will go (toward the buttstock ) equal “1” ? It jams (failure to eject) with No # 4 estate tactical 2-3/4” and with S&B 00 buck 2-3/4. And what exactly is considered “low...
  • Five Guns and Only Five Guns, Forever

    11/03/2012 10:31:23 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 76 replies
    daily caller ^ | 9-14-12 | Michael Piccione
    The conversation was about internet marketing and it was with my friend Jon Gibbon of armslist.com. Then out of the blue Jon asked me “If you could only have one gun the rest of your life what would it be?” “Hmmm…I guess it would be my Remington 870.” I figured I could hunt big and small game, defend the home patch and nothing stops like a 12 gauge slug. You can stop a charging dump truck with a 12 gauge slug. Then the conversation moved to: What would you take if you could only have five guns the rest of...
  • Greenbrae shooting defendant sues 90-year-old man who was shot(San Francisco)

    10/25/2012 6:16:01 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 8 replies
    A 90-year-old Greenbrae man who was shot in the head during an alleged burglary has been sued by the alleged burglar. Samuel Cutrufelli, who was also shot during the incident, claims Jay Leone "negligently shot" him during the confrontation inside Leone's home. Cutrufelli, 31, claims Leone caused him "great bodily injury, and other financial damage, including loss of Mr. Cutrufelli's home, and also the dissolution of Mr. Cutrufelli's marriage." Cutrufelli shot Leone once in the face during the alleged burglary, and Leone returned fire, hitting Cutrufelli several times. Both men were hospitalized for an extended period after the gun battle
  • Gun group urges Ryan to confront Biden on Fast and Furious

    10/11/2012 5:00:21 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 12 replies
    Examiner ^ | October 11, 2012 | David Codrea
    The national right to keep and bear arms advocacy group, Gun Owners of America, urged its members and supporters today to ask Rep. Paul Ryan “to bring up Fast & Furious in the debate this Thursday with [Vice President] Joe Biden. “Just recently, Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan – ‘A’ rated by Gun Owners of America -- became the 131st Representative to call for Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation,” the alert reports. “This is a unique opportunity for him to show how the administration will use diabolical methods to advance its gun control agenda,” GOA explains, providing a link to...
  • 911 Calls Go Unanswered During Minneapolis Shooting

    10/10/2012 9:09:33 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    valley news live ^ | 10-10-12 | valley news
    Emergency communications officials say some of the 911 calls made during a shooting rampage at a Minneapolis sign company went unanswered. Communications director Heather Hunt says as many as six people who made 911 calls hung up when no one answered. It's one of the reasons why the city will set up a recorded message to play if 911 callers don't get an answer within 10 seconds. The recording will tell the callers to hang on until an operator is available. The Star Tribune says 16 calls related to the shooting at Accent Signage System were answered. And police responded...
  • Mother, Daughter and Pink Pistol Subdue Criminal

    09/21/2012 12:40:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    guns.com ^ | 20 September, 2012 | dabneybailey
    Get ready for the best feel-good gun story of the month. Marty Mark Childs, 52, doesn’t have what you’d call a spotless record. A while ago he was caught on a string of burglaries and was thrown in jail for four-and-a-half years. His modus operandi was to sneak into houses while people were out doing yardwork and swipe all their valuables. Childs served his time and was released in May. But old habits die hard, it seems, because he was back snatching purses in no time. But this time, he chose the wrong house. According to reports, Rebecca Larson, a...
  • St. Paul woman pins burglary suspect, daughter holds gun until police arrive

    09/19/2012 9:54:54 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-19-12 | Emily Gurnon
    Maybe he thought it would be an easy grab: an unlocked door, a purse on the kitchen table. But before suspected burglar Marty Mark Childs could get away, a woman who lived at the St. Paul house angrily demanded to know why he was there. She forced him to the floor, knelt on his back and called for her daughter -- who held Childs at gunpoint until police arrived.
  • Gun rights advocates see social benefits

    09/09/2012 10:06:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 8, 2012
    WASHINGTON - In the wake of mass shootings this summer, a fusillade of a different sort erupted when gun rights advocates suggested a good Samaritan with a concealed weapon might have saved the day. After gunman James Holmes opened fire in a crowded Aurora, Colo., theater, killing 12 and wounding 58, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, wondered whether an armed movie patron "could have stopped this guy more quickly." In a subsequent interview, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a staunch gun-control advocate, called Gohmert's view "nonsensical." This rather typical exchange is a measure of how far the gun debate has come...
  • Guess Which Industry Is Thriving While Everyone Else Teeters on the Edge of Failure (Guns)

    09/07/2012 10:20:43 AM PDT · by blam · 23 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 9-7-2012 | Mac Slavo
    Locked and Loaded: Guess Which Industry Is Thriving While Everyone Else Teeters on the Edge of Failure Mac Slavo September 7th, 2012 SHTFplan.com As consumer retail giants like Best Buy, which saw a 90% decline in net income in the second quarter of 2012, struggle for survival amid the worst economic crisis to hit the globe since the Great Depression of the 1930′s, there’s one industry that’s not only maintained its growth, but is showing record profits month after month. This is no doubt a terrifying trend for those who’d prefer to “hug it out” with mass shooters or violent...
  • After 30 years, the Marines are returning to the Colt .45 pistol

    08/18/2012 2:50:53 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 195 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | August 18, 2012 | By MATTHEW STURDEVANT
    HARTFORD, Conn. — The newest Colt .45-caliber pistol is touted for its durability and design. It is tested to make sure it can be dropped in water, covered in mud, immersed in sand or ice, or left in a dust storm — and still be able to blast off a round when you pull the trigger. "Virtually, it's indestructible," said Casimir Pawlowski, who works in international sales and technical sevices for Colt Defense LLC. "You can drive over these things with a Humvee and they're still gonna work. It's like a brick that shoots bullets." An order last month of...
  • Spanish pledge of allegiance causes uproar (New Mexico)

    08/16/2012 5:29:10 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 43 replies
    koat.com ^ | 8-16-12 | KOAT (ABC)
    CORRALES, N.M. - A controversy emerged Tuesday night at the Corrales Village council meeting when the audience was asked to say the pledge of allegiance in Spanish. The words in Spanish on a projector didn't help, and even after the mayor explained that it's a village tradition, the crowd defiantly said the pledge in English. Corrales Mayor Phil Gasteyer said the incident was disrespectful, unfortunate and embarrassing. "There was some disrespect shown to the village and its residents," Gasteyer said. The mayor said he's never had a crowd challenge the Spanish language before. He said it could have something to...
  • 'Run, hide, fight': Homeland Security releases public service video on how to survive mass shooting

    07/28/2012 2:05:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | July 27, 2012 | Emily Anne Epstein
    Full Headline: 'Run, hide, fight': Homeland Security releases public service video on how to get to safety and survive a mass shooting Following last Friday's mass casualty shooting in Aurora, Colorado, the City of Houston has released an instructional video on what to do in case of a similar emergency. Funded by the Department of Homeland Security, the city hopes that the video can help people prepare people for the worst. Entitled Run.Hide.Fight. Surviving an Active Shooter Event, it depicts a fictional shooting incident in a crowded office building. In the six-minute video, a narrator warns that all shooter events...
  • Sheriff: Suspect in robbery attempt apologized when business owner produced gun

    07/25/2012 5:07:20 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    www.wsoctv.com ^ | july 25, 2012
    A man wielding an ax apologized after the owner of a business he was trying to rob got out a handgun, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said. Early Wednesday morning, deputies were called to Rusty’s Grill on Pineview Drive because of an attempted armed robbery. The sheriff’s office said a man with an ax had walked into the restaurant and demanded money. When the business owner produced a handgun and challenged the man, he apologized, said he was on drugs and fled the scene, according to investigators.
  • (Frank Luntz) Poll Finds US Gun Owners, Even NRA Members, Back Some Restrictions

    07/25/2012 11:53:23 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 44 replies
    newsmax ^ | july 24, 2012
    Most U.S. gun owners - even current and former members of the National Rifle Association - support some firearms ownership restrictions including criminal background checks for prospective gun buyers, according to a poll commissioned by an anti-gun lobbying group. The survey, conducted by Republican pollster Frank Luntz for the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, was carried out in May but was released on Tuesday in the aftermath of the Colorado movie theater shooting that killed 12 people last week. -snip Luntz said he polled 945 gun owners nationwide - half of whom were gun owners who were current or former...
  • Strip mall casino patron shoots would-be robbers multiple times

    07/17/2012 1:02:25 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 48 replies
    wftv ^ | 7-16-12
    MARION COUNTY, Fla. — An elderly patron at a strip mall casino in Marion County shot two men who attempted to rob the place, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office. According to investigators, two men burst into the Palms Internet Cafe on State Road 200 in Ocala on Friday afternoon. A sheriff's report said that one of the men was carrying a baseball bat, the other had a gun.