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  • Why are Texas gun carry laws so bad?

    09/14/2013 6:53:10 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 76 replies
    I like Texas. Nice people, good state. But one thing that continues to puzzle me is why Texas handgun carry laws are so, well, pathetic. Here is a summary of the requirements for getting a concealed handgun permit: (IANAL so don't take this as legal advice): Fee: $140 for 5 yrs. Training: In person, at least 4-6 hours, with shooting exam, by TX certified instructor. Fingerprints: required. Photo: required. Open carry: prohibited. Let's contrast that with some "liberal" states: Pennsylvania: Fee: $19 Training: Not required. Fingerprints: None required. Photo: Passport photo required in some places. Open carry: legal, except you'll...
  • YouTube: VIDEO: Sarah Silverman Helps The ‘Black NRA’ Give Guns To African-Americans

    09/09/2013 9:54:48 PM PDT · by correctthought · 15 replies
    Youtube channel ^ | 9/9/13 | EpicFailsZone
    No thread, just idiocy masquerading as poignant commentary. Warning, this is revolting considering the history of the NRA and how Charleton Heston lined up Hollywood to support the 60's civil rights movement. A gag alert is in order.
  • Authorities kill murder suspect in hotel shootout

    08/29/2013 7:48:09 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 28, 2013 | Erika Pesantes and Ihosvani Rodriguez
    In the darkness of a hotel parking lot, the fugitive task force moved quickly to stop the black pickup with the murder suspect riding inside. Only their fugitive wasn't in the truck. Instead, Henry Kiner, 27, was dressed in camouflage and perched on the hotel's second floor, where he used a shotgun to blast away at the unsuspecting task force members below, officials said. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel called it an "ambush" that backfired when officers and deputies fired back toward the hotel, killing Kiner just outside Room 212 of the Days Inn in Oakland Park early Wednesday.
  • Theoretical physics: The origins of space and time

    08/28/2013 3:33:35 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 50 replies
    Nature ^ | 8/28/13 | Zeeya Merali
    Many researchers believe that physics will not be complete until it can explain not just the behaviour of space and time, but where these entities come from.“Imagine waking up one day and realizing that you actually live inside a computer game,” says Mark Van Raamsdonk, describing what sounds like a pitch for a science-fiction film. But for Van Raamsdonk, a physicist at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, this scenario is a way to think about reality. If it is true, he says, “everything around us — the whole three-dimensional physical world — is an illusion born from...
  • Over 100 Women Take Up Arms in Mexico to Defend Community

    08/24/2013 7:43:08 PM PDT · by Coleus · 14 replies
    The women signed up over the past four days with the UPOEG, Xaltianguis community self-defense force commander Miguel Angel Jimenez said MEXICO CITY – More than 100 women in the southern Mexican town of Xaltianguis have taken up arms to protect their community from organized crime groups, a local self-defense force official said Monday. The women signed up over the past four days with the Union of Peoples and Organizations of Guerrero State, or UPOEG, Xaltianguis community self-defense force commander Miguel Angel Jimenez told reporters. “We have an average of nine groups” of community police, with each one made up...
  • Would-be robber shot, killed by Domino's pizza driver {W. Melbourne, FL}

    08/24/2013 5:31:25 AM PDT · by shove_it · 60 replies
    CFN13 ^ | 24 Aug 2013 | Jerry Hume
    WEST MELBOURNE -- Investigators say a Brevard County pizza delivery man takes action into his own hands -- shooting and killing a would-be robber. Investigators said a Domino's employee had just delivered a pizza to one of the rooms at the Days Inn off US-192 near Interstate 95. Agents said after delivering the pizza just before midnight, the driver went back to his car, sat down and starting counting his money and tip, waiting for his next call for a delivery. That’s when investigators said a man approached him with a knife, demanding money and threatening to kill him. “At...
  • Just Make Up An Address: Shady Anti-Gun Petitioners Caught Breaking Election Laws

    08/22/2013 4:59:36 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 8 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | August 22, 2013 | LaughingAtLiberals
    Democrat acting like a democrat!!
  • Homeowner shoots, kills escaped prisoner in Iowa

    08/21/2013 7:51:50 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/20/13
    Authorities say an escaped inmate suspected of shooting a southwest Iowa sheriff's deputy has been killed by a homeowner who said the armed man broke into his house. Rodney Long was shot to death after he broke into a retired farm couple's home in Bedford about 10:15 p.m. Monday, awakening them. Long, who was armed with a handgun, cut their telephone lines and used their cell phone, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Mitch Mortvedt said. After about four hours, Jerome Mauderly, 71, shot Long with a shotgun in the kitchen of the home he shares with his wife,...
  • Chris Christie signs 10 gun control bills into law

    08/09/2013 7:19:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/09/2013 | Rick Moran
    But he refused to sign 5 others so everything is ok, right? Two of the bills Christie signed were opposed by gun-rights activists: One bars gun purchases by people on the federal terrorism watch-list; the other makes it mandatory for the state to submit information on people who are banned from gun ownership to a national database. Christie has not tipped his hand as to whether he will sign or veto the other five bills, which include an outright ban on the sale of the highest caliber rifle Christie's handling of the gun bills was just another day of walking...
  • MAIG Spokesman: You Shouldn’t Shoot Unless Your Attacker Has a Gun

    08/06/2013 3:17:31 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 61 replies
    TTAG ^ | August 06, 2013 | Nick Leghorn
    The world the people behind Mayors Against Illegal Guns inhabit seems to be mighty black and white. With maybe a slight green tinge to the sky. Mark Glaze, executive director of MAIG, believes that someone should only be allowed to use a gun to defend themselves if their attacker also has a one. In his opinion, the lack of a gun indicates that the attacker “just wants to have a fistfight.” Yeah, well, tell that to the two people per day in this country who are beaten to death with their attackers’ bare hands.
  • Barber Shop Owner Shoots Robbery Suspect

    08/03/2013 6:24:38 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 8 replies
    ABC6onyourside ^ | Aug 03,2013 | Ken Hines/Ben Garbarek
    “‘Leave these senior citizens alone,’ he said. ‘We ain’t playing. I’m serious. If they come knocking on my door, I got something for them.’” When barber Calvin Brown says he has something for them, he doesn’t mean the latest Roffler cut."
  • Sen. McCain says Arizona should review “Stand Your Ground” law

    07/21/2013 9:06:10 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 61 replies
    REDALERT ^ | July 21, 2013 | REDALERT
    Breaking away from many in the conservative movement, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said that his state’s “Stand Your Ground” law needs to be reviewed.

    07/21/2013 6:50:16 AM PDT · by Jerrybob · 64 replies
    self | 7/21/13 | self
    NY State banned many firearms some time ago and even required they be turned in (as I recall). Haven't heard a word about that since. What's going on there?
  • If you believe Trayvon was attacked in public, your crusade against SYG is especially misguided

    07/17/2013 2:13:04 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 8 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 7/17/13 | David Freddoso
    They want to blame the Stand Your Ground law for the result — the law on the books of 24 states — that eliminates any “duty to retreat” for any person who is attacked in a place where they have a right to be. (In fact, I’m told there are more states than that where the principle applies, even though there is no formal Stand Your Ground law for criminal cases.) George Zimmerman did not even attempt to put on a “Stand Your Ground” defense, which should really settle the issue. One possible reason is that it would have been...
  • House Dem calls for Trayvon Martin hearings

    07/16/2013 11:11:58 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 69 replies ^ | July 16, 2013 | Caroline May
    Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez is calling for Judiciary Committee hearings on the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. In a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Gutierrez wrote that the committee must hold hearings on the matter “as soon as possible.” “When any child is gunned down and no one goes to jail, it is incumbent on lawmakers at the highest level of government to investigate whether justice has been done, whether the underlying law is just, and whether federal legislation could help avoid another tragic death like the death of Trayvon Martin,” Gutierrez wrote. George...
  • Trayvon Martin game on Google Play

    07/08/2013 12:58:22 PM PDT · by gop4lyf · 8 replies
    Google Play ^ | Trade Digital, Inc
    A buddy of mine texted me a pic of this game. looks pretty ridiculous to me.
  • Happy Father’s Day: President Obama and his daughter play with toy guns

    06/17/2013 8:01:44 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 16, 2013 | Robby Soave
    Wishing Americans a happy Father’s Day, the White House tweeted a picture of President Obama and one of his daughters playing with toy water pistols. The Tweet comes at a time when several schools around the country—fearful that such toys make kids more prone to violent behavior—have launched trade-in programs that encourage children to exchange their harmless toy guns for chances to win prizes, like books and bicycles. One such trade-in took place last weekend at Strobridge Elementary in California. Principal Chris Hill, who organized the event, explained that toy guns desensitize kids toward gun violence.
  • Brooklyn Boy, 9, Grabs Gun from Armed Home Invaders, Fires Shots: Police

    06/04/2013 7:35:27 AM PDT · by Puppage · 36 replies ^ | 06/04/2013
    A 9-year-old boy fought back against two robbers who broke into his family's home in Brooklyn Monday, slamming a bedroom door against one suspect's arm so hard that the loaded gun he was holding fell to the floor, police said. The boy then picked up the weapon and fired shots, scaring off the would-be robbers. The robbers entered the house on 80th Street in Canarsie at about 6 p.m. and ordered two teenagers inside to get on the floor, according to police. The only other person in the house was the boy, who was upstairs. When one of the suspects...
  • 3 people caught on camera stealing gun from store

    05/20/2013 11:50:28 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 31 replies ^ | May 16, 2013 | staff reporter
    HOOKSETT, N.H. —Hooksett police are searching for three people accused of stealing a gun from a business. Police said a woman and two men stole a 357 Sig Sauer semi-automatic handgun from Riley's Sport Shop. Surveillance cameras show the woman reaching around one of the cabinets and removing a gun and knife. Police said she then walked to the back of the store and cut off the security tag on another gun. She and the two men are seen leaving the store with a gun.
  • Toomey is open to reviving background-check bill

    05/19/2013 6:52:57 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 41 replies ^ | 5/17/2013 | Jonathan Tamari
    WASHINGTON - Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) hasn't given up on his bill to expand background checks for gun purchases, he said Thursday, signaling more willingness to return to the plan than he had publicly shown before. "If we could find a way to bring some more folks on board, then of course it would be worth bringing it up again," Toomey said in an interview. While he has largely returned his focus to the fiscal issues he has long been associated with, he said he still occasionally talked privately with fellow senators about the background-check bill that was defeated...