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  • AZ:Governor Brewer Vetos Gun Law Reforms

    04/23/2014 9:19:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Jan Brewer vetoed gun law reforms that would have held local governments accountable.   HB 2517 would have put teeth into the state's preemption law, with penalties for government officials that prosecuted people  for violating illegitimate local ordinances.   Florida passed a similar bill in 2011 after scofflaw governments routinely persecuted citizens who exercised their second amendment rights.  Pennsylvania and Ohio are considering similar measures. HB 2339 would have ensured that local governments who wished to prevent people from carrying weapons in public buildings would have to do more than depend on those who would obey signs directing them to...
  • Virginia Gun Owner Being Unfairly Prosecuted In NJ For Accidentally Bringing A Gun Into The State

    04/23/2014 8:17:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 67 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 April, 2014 | VCDL
    Virginia Gun Owner Being Unfairly Prosecuted In NJ For Accidentally Bringing A Gun Into The StateVirginia Citizens Defense League Covington VA --(Ammoland.com)- A Virginia CHP holder, Guy Ackerman, inadvertently brought a handgun with him into NJ.He discovered the gun in his car and rather than leave it in there with valet parking, he took the unloaded revolver to his room and locked it in the room safe. The valet had noticed the gun when it was in the car and told the police, who arrested Guy and charged him with unlawful weapon possession – a felony in NJ.The prosecutor is refusing...
  • Popular Mechanics Scores with 3D Gun Article

    04/23/2014 8:10:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Popular Mechanics article shows that it understands technology much better than the New York Times or the Washington Post.  This isn't too surprising, given the politics of the the two prominent newspapers, but it was not always so. The Article sums it up nicely: So, should we be afraid to live in a world where anyone can afford the equipment to manufacture a gun in his or her basement? I hope not—because that's the world we live in now. Guns are comparatively simple devices. In fact, plenty of custom firearms are manufactured today using equipment that wouldn't be...
  • CARSON: When government looks more like foe than friend [The Continuing Education of Ben Carson, MD]

    04/23/2014 5:43:11 AM PDT · by sitetest · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    <p>The Bundy case in Nevada provides many insights into the state of our nation with respect to the relationship between the people and the government.</p> <p>The Bundys appear to be honorable American citizens without adequate legal counsel to help resolve a federal land issue about which they disagree with the Bureau of Land Management. Without question, they violated some of the innumerable laws and regulations that continue to entangle every aspect of American life.</p>
  • The NRA Quietly Backs Down On Domestic Violence

    04/23/2014 4:05:41 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 37 replies
    HuffPo ^ | 4/22/2014 | Laura Basset & Christina Wilkie
    WASHINGTON -- For nearly a decade, the National Rifle Association successfully blocked a bill in Washington state that would have required alleged domestic abusers to surrender their firearms after being served with a protective order. Only those actually convicted of felony domestic violence, the nation's largest gun lobby argued, should be made to forfeit their gun rights. This past year, the NRA changed its tune. As the bill, HB 1840, once again moved through the state legislature, the gun lobby made a backroom deal with lawmakers, agreeing to drop its public opposition to it in exchange for a few minor...
  • Pupils found with handguns in school (in UK)

    04/23/2014 4:04:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:01AM BST 23 Apr 2014 | David Barrett
    Nearly 40 children have been found with guns on school premises over the last three years, a shocking new national survey has disclosed. Figures obtained from police forces across Britain showed guns and air weapons had been confiscated on 37 occasions by officers—including two hand guns. The other guns included 27 ball bearing guns and seven other air weapons. The figures showed almost 1,000 pupils in total were caught by police with weapons in schools, including a Taser stun gun, a meat cleaver, three axes and a cut-throat razor. The total is likely to be only the tip of the...
  • Pawnshop that sold gun used to kill cop agrees to report more on sales

    04/23/2014 3:50:23 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 23 apr 2014 | Annie Sweeney
    Four years after a Smith & Wesson .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun was used to kill an off-duty Chicago police officer, the Mississippi pawnshop owner who sold the gun in a straw purchase has agreed to concessions that authorities hope will curb similar illegal gun deals. The concession to alert authorities about customers who buy multiple handguns, beyond what is required by law, was reached in a federal lawsuit in Mississippi over the slaying of Officer Thomas Wortham IV, attorneys for the Wortham family said. He was an Army National Guard member who had served in Iraq and who — just days...
  • Georgia governor to sign 'unprecedented' bill expanding gun rights

    04/23/2014 3:45:28 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4-23-2014 | FoxNews.com
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign legislation Wednesday expanding gun rights in the state. The bill, described by the National Rifle Association’s lobbying arm as "the most comprehensive pro-gun reform legislation introduced in recent state history," expands the scope of public places where licensed owners are allowed to carry firearms. The bill makes several changes to state law. It allows those with a license to carry to bring a gun into a bar without restriction and into some government buildings that don't have certain security measures. It also allows religious leaders to decide whether it's OK for a...
  • 50,000 Strong - Oklahoma Militia Pledges to Support Cliven Bundy

    04/22/2014 7:57:50 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | April 22, 2014 | By Dean Garrison
    "You've got a bunch of people there trying to take the law into their own hands and they shouldn't be doing that. And the Bureau of Land Management is not government-owned, it's publicly owned. There's a big difference there. I blame both sides." -Jim Inhofe, Republican U.S. Senator from Oklahoma I'm not even sure what Jim Inhofe is talking about. The Bureau of Land Management has a government website (www.BLM.gov) and is part of the Department of Interior. As far as being publicly owned, if he is trying to say that the BLM answers to the public then that is...
  • AZ: Citizen Disarmament Advocates Lobby to Maintain Disarmed Victim Zones

    04/22/2014 4:06:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
      In Arizona, a few women and children lobbied Governor Brewer to veto legislation designed to help keep people safe in the state.   John Lott, one of the foremost researchers on the effects of legislation restricting access to defense options, has noted that the vast majority of public mass shootings occur in gun free zones.  From a nationalreview.com interview: Lott offers a final damning statistic: “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...
  • Liberal Dem Prosecutor Continues 15 Yr. Battle with Gun Range Owner for Telling the Truth

    04/22/2014 3:57:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | April 22, 2014 | Dave Jolly
    In 1999, Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney Russ Hauge, a Democrat, was prosecuting a legal gun owner for using his gun to defend himself.  Hauge was also a guest instructor on gun laws at the Kitsap Rifle & Revolver Club in Bremerton, Washington.  The gun owner was found innocent of all charges and that did not set well with Hauge who took up two class periods lecturing the students about the case.Hearing what Hauge was saying about the case and gun rights, Marcus Carter, Executive Officer for the gun range, knew that the students did not get the full story.  The...
  • Texas AG to Land-Grabbing Obama BLM: ‘Come and Take it’

    04/22/2014 3:30:02 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    TPNN ^ | April 22, 2014 | By Todd Cefaratti
    Tensions between states’ rights supporters and the federal government remain high after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) retreated last week at the Bundy Ranch after a tense standoff with hundreds of supporters, many of whom were armed. The Bundy Ranch situation has escalated little over the course of 20 years, but finally, the BLM stepped too far when they claimed dominion over thousands of acres of land in Nevada and began seizing Cliven Bundy’s cattle. The response by patriots throughout the country was swift and awe-inspiring as citizens flocked to the middle of nowhere to support the rancher, including...
  • EXCLUSIVE--TEXAS AG ABBOTT TO BLM: 'COME AND TAKE IT'

    04/22/2014 1:56:16 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 234 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 22, 2014 | By Bob Price
    After Breitbart Texas reported on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) intent to seize 90,000 acres belonging to Texas landholders along the Texas/Oklahoma line, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott questioned the BLM’s authority to take such action. “I am about ready,” General Abbott told Breitbart Texas, “to go to go to the Red River and raise a ‘Come and Take It’ flag to tell the feds to stay out of Texas.” Gen. Abbott sent a strongly-worded letter to BLM Director Neil Kornze, asking for answers to a series of questions related to the potential land grab. “I am deeply...
  • Oklahoma militia gears up to fight with feds

    04/21/2014 12:43:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    KFOR-TV ^ | April 20, 2014 | Andrew Donley
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)OKLAHOMA - A dispute over land in Nevada between rancher Cliven Bundy and the Federal Government began decades ago. Bundy says his family’s cattle have grazed on the land without interference since 1870. The Bureau of Land Management says Bundy hadn’t paid his grazing fees since 1993, owing the government more than 1 million dollars. The B.L.M. says Bundy was allowing his cattle to graze illegally, which triggered a forced round-up of about 400 of Bundy’s cattle just last week. The cows were later released. Organizers with the Oklahoma Militia say they have members in Nevada who say Bundy’s cattle...
  • Ala. State Lawmaker’s Awesome Gun Float/Babecue [sic]

    04/22/2014 10:57:42 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 15 replies
    National Review-The Corner ^ | 4-22-2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Ala. State Lawmaker’s Awesome Gun Float/Barbecue By Andrew Johnson April 22, 2014 1:29 PM Alabama state representative Steve Hurst has found a way to combine three American favorites — parades, gun rights, and barbecues — in one float: a large revolver.The Republican lawmaker, who also runs Haynes Street Pawn and Gun Shop in Talladega, has been parading around the giant firearm at local events to get the word out on his campaign, and signal his strong support for the Second Amendment. Hurst was one of the voices behind the state’s recent “castle doctrine” law, according to the Alabama Media Group.Thus...
  • Bill Clinton to headline Gabrielle Giffords gun group event

    04/22/2014 7:21:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    politico.com ^ | 4/21/2014 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Bill Clinton will be the featured guest at a New York City fundraiser this week for former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’s gun-control group. The Americans for Responsible Solutions gathering is set for Wednesday evening at the home of real estate mogul Bill Rudin, according to a source familiar with the event. Officials with the group and Clinton’s office would not comment.
  • What is the Legal Risk of Buying a Gun at a Turn In (buy back)?

    04/22/2014 6:29:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In most of the United States, it has always been legal to buy and sell firearms privately without any paperwork.    Private sales are not required to go through a Federal Firearms License (FFL).   It is against the law to build or maintain a Federal firearms registry.   One of the purposes of this restriction is to insure against firearms confiscation by the Federal government. There are a few states that have effectively banned private sales.  California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, New York, and Rhode Island, are six states that require that private parties have a background check conducted by the...
  • What’s Wrong With This “Speeding Bullet” Picture?

    04/22/2014 6:00:39 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 50 replies
    Every Joe ^ | APRIL 21, 2014 | Wil Reagan
    In case you haven’t heard, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is going to spend $50 million in 2014 to build a “nationwide grass-roots network” to motivate anti-gun voters. That’s right, he’s trying to create an organization to oppose the NRA. You can read more about Bloomberg’s efforts in the NY Times. While I think Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety campaign is ridiculous and a waste of money, right now I just want to focus on this image that was posted on what appears to be the Facebook page of the movement. Notice anything wrong with the photo? That’s right,...
  • What Are Justice Stevens’s Proposed Six Amendments?

    03/06/2014 5:05:02 PM PST · by Bogey78O · 32 replies
    Josh Blackman's blog ^ | 3-6-2014 | Josh Blackman
    After my previous post on the Justice Stevens’s new book, I requested a review copy from the publisher, which I have now received. Here are his six proposed Amendments. I’ll avoid commenting until I read the entire book (a fairly breezy 133 pages, followed by the Constitution as it stands now, and a list of all JPS clerks). The “Anti-Commandeering Rule” (Amend the Supremacy Clause of Article VI) This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States,...
  • Skokie man sues over denial of concealed carry permit

    04/21/2014 9:13:55 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 4/21/14 | Frank Main and Art Golab
    A 69-year-old Skokie man filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court claiming the state unconstitutionally denied him a permit to carry a concealed gun. John Berron applied for a concealed carry permit on Jan. 5. He got a letter on March 19 that said that the Illinois Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board received an objection to his application and found he was ineligible for a permit. The Illinois State Police denied his application on that date. Berron wasn’t told why his permit was denied, said his attorney, J.D. Obenberger. Court records show he was arrested in 2000 for resisting a...
  • Bloomberg’s New Gun-Grabber Group Wants to Invade Gun Owners’ Homes

    04/21/2014 7:52:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | April 21, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Driving on our roads is a privilege regulated at the state level through licensing. Gun ownership is a civil right guaranteed in the Constitution. Those facts in mind, let’s have a look at another of Everytown’s propaganda graphics. That graphic implies quite a lot. If Bloomberg were to get his way, police or some other government agency would be mandated to step into gun owners’ homes at regular intervals to keep tabs on the firearms and the people in those homes. We are already seeing a disturbing, even frightening, militarization of local police. Federal agencies that have no real police...
  • SCOTUS: Still no decision on Drake v. Jerejian

    04/21/2014 7:31:16 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 9 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 4/21/14 | Bob Owens
    The United States Supreme Court is still evaluating a case that would define rights related to concealed gun permits in New Jersey and potentially across the country. The case of Drake v. Jerejian was expected to be heard in private conference by the nine Justices last Friday. Orders were issued today and the Drake case wasn’t among those cases denied or accepted by the Court. A petition was filed with the Court in January. The petitioners, led by attorney Alan Gura, want answers to two questions: whether the Second Amendment secures a right to carry handguns outside of the home...
  • Arizona Official: Cliven Bundy's Acts Are Legal

    04/21/2014 6:36:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 21, 2014 | Joe Battaglia
    The Nevada cattle rancher at the center of a land dispute with the federal government should not have to surrender his property, an Arizona official says, because he has been acting within the boundaries of the law. Barry Weller, vice chairman of the Apache County Board of Supervisors, told J.D. Hayworth and John Bachman on "America's Forum" Monday on Newsmax TV that he thinks Cliven Bundy was right in standing up to the Bureau of Land Management, which sought to seize his ranch. Bundy says his family has homesteaded since 1877 on the land, which the federal government says belongs...
  • Anti-NRA Protester: You Shouldn’t Be Able to Protect Yourself With a Gun If Your Life Is in Danger

    04/21/2014 4:56:30 PM PDT · by progunner · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 18, 2014 @ 1049 | The Blaze
    When MRCTV’s Dan Joseph talked with protesters outside the National Rifle Association’s headquarters in Fairfax, Va., earlier this week, he was able to really encapsulate the anti-gun crowd’s argument against the Second Amendment.When asked if a person who believes their life is in danger should be able to defend themselves with a firearm, one protester simply said, “No.”“Only a law enforcement officer should be allowed to use weapons,” she said. The same woman also told Joseph that he shouldn’t be able to carry a gun in a bad neighborhood, because he shouldn’t be walking around in a bad neighborhood in...
  • Former Supreme Court Justice: Amend 2nd Amendment

    04/21/2014 4:09:49 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 45 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 21, 2014 | Susan Jones
    Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, in his new book, recommends six rewrites to the U.S. Constitution. He would restrict gun ownership to militia members; ban the death penalty; and allow government to set "reasonable limits" on campaign financing, among other things. But Stevens says he's no radical: "I think every one of my proposals is a moderate proposal," Stevens told ABC's George Stephanopoulos in an interview that aired Sunday on ABC's "This Week." One of Steven's proposals would add five words to the Second Amendment, which would then read: "...the right of the people to keep and bear...
  • Save Lives & Deter Criminals — Help start the Crime Prevention Research Center

    04/21/2014 3:15:28 PM PDT · by richardb72
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | April 21, 2014 | John Lott
    Gun control advocates have recently put hundreds of millions of dollars toward "public health" studies, with predetermined outcomes. These studies are beginning to find their way to the main stream media. Soon there will be an avalanche of studies, and their advice puts lives at risk. John Lott is the founder of this organization and is seeking to counter the bogus studies by providing rapid response to the new studies as well as conducting high-quality peer-reviewed academic studies. Lott, the author of More Guns, Less Crime and The Bias Against Guns, has conducted decades of research showing that armed citizens...
  • [The other Nevada Senator] Heller sees Bundy, allies as ‘patriots’

    04/21/2014 2:51:51 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 21, 2014 | By Steve Benen
    Last Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) responded to the standoff at Cliven Bundy’s Nevada ranch in very forceful terms. “Those people who hold themselves out to be patriots are not,” Reid said. “They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists,” A day later, Reid appeared alongside his fellow Nevada senator, Republican Dean Heller, for a joint appearance on Las Vegas’ NBC affiliate. They apparently don’t see eye to eye. “What Sen. Reid may call domestic terrorists, I call patriots,” GOP Sen. Dean Heller said during the rare joint appearance on KSNV-TV. “We have a very different view on this.” […]...
  • Sowell: The High Cost of Liberalism: Part II

    04/21/2014 2:01:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 22, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Liberals can be disarming. In fact, they are for disarming anybody who can be disarmed, whether domestically or internationally. Unfortunately, the people who are the easiest to disarm are the ones who are the most peaceful — and disarming them makes them vulnerable to those who are the least peaceful. We are currently getting a painful demonstration of that in Ukraine. When Ukraine became an independent nation, it gave up all the nuclear missiles that were on its territory from the days when it had been part of the Soviet Union. At that time, Ukraine had the third largest arsenal...
  • Patriots needed now more than ever to defend Liberty!! [Freepathon thread XVII]

    04/21/2014 11:30:34 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 433 replies
    Regarding the Boston Bombing and the Bundy Ranch invasion: The nation is getting a wake-up call. Bombs and gun battles in the streets. Heavily armed federal police forces declaring martial law and locking down neighborhoods and huge swaths of land in desert communities. Heavily armed federal land "management" and forest "service" agencies using military grade weapons and tactics to collect civil "debts" and threatening to "shoot" innocent men, women and children who get in their way. And then corrupt U.S. mob senators who are in on the take and who are perpetrating the destruction of America have the audacity to...
  • 'High Noon' over turtles

    04/21/2014 11:28:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | April 21, 2014 | George Parry
    Given the de minimis coverage by the self-gelded mainstream media, you may have missed the altogether remarkable events that recently unfolded in southern Nevada. For decades, rancher Cliven Bundy has grazed his cattle on government land, which has been designated habitat for the desert tortoise, one species on an ever-lengthening federal list of endangered creatures. Compounding the offense, despite two court orders, Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees to the federal Bureau of Land Management because, as he points out, his family's use of that land goes back to the 1870s, i.e., well before the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
  • Two killed, Two Injured In Tampa Park Shooting

    04/21/2014 10:01:54 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 20 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | April 20, 2014 | Caitlin Johnston
    Bullet casings and plastic Easter eggs lay scattered in the grass after a gunfight broke out Sunday in a park crowded with families and children celebrating the holiday. When police arrived at Alfred "Al" Barnes Jr. Park around 5 p.m., two young men were dead and two others were rushed to Tampa General Hospital with serious injuries. A person dressed as the Easter bunny, who had been entertaining families earlier, joined children behind crime scene tape as investigators combed the scene. "It was a family day," said Lt. Ronald McMullen, a spokesman for Tampa police. "We had been in and...
  • Former Supreme Court Justice: Gutting 2nd Amendment ‘A Moderate Proposal’

    04/21/2014 9:04:39 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 50 replies
    CNSnews ^ | April 21, 2014 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, in his new book, recommends six rewrites to the U.S. Constitution. He would restrict gun ownership to militia members; ban the death penalty; and allow government to set "reasonable limits" on campaign financing, among other things. But Stevens says he's no radical: "I think every one of my proposals is a moderate proposal," Stevens told ABC's George Stephanopoulos in an interview that aired Sunday on ABC's "This Week." One of Steven's proposals would add five words to the Second Amendment, which would then read: "...the right of the people to keep...
  • Carrying guns on the beach may be legal, but it's not civil: Guest opinion

    04/21/2014 9:22:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 78 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | 4/19/2014 | Matt Love
    Let us consider the stories of two Oregon Coast men who enjoy walking on the beach but go about it in dramatically different ways. One man, Matt Love from Astoria, walks on the beach at least five times a week with his 15-year-old husky and has been known to build driftwood forts and plunge naked into the ocean. He just turned 50 and works as a writer, publisher and educator. The other man, Dustin Harris from Lincoln City, walks down Highway 101 and across the beach open carrying a rifle, pistol and a permitted concealed weapon and causes multiple people...
  • A Gun Graphic that Will Depress Your Leftist Friends

    04/21/2014 8:43:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    It’s easy to get discouraged if you believe in small government and individual liberty. It seems that the burden of the public sector is always expanding and that politicians and bureaucrats are always figuring out new ways to restrict our freedoms. But let’s not lose hope. We still have a lot of economic liberty, particularly if you count non-fiscal policy factors. And we still have the Second Amendment. Heck, we don’t just have the right to keep and bear arms, we exercise that right in massive numbers. Take a look at this impressive graphic. We’re #1 in some bad ways,...
  • Rahm Emanuel Lowers Murder Rate in Chicago… by Lying About It

    04/21/2014 6:46:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/21/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Good news. Crime is down in Chicago. Walk the streets late at night. Carry your wallet in your back pocket. It’s safe. Homicides dropped 18 percent in Chicago last year and crime overall was down 16 percent, according to statistics released by the police department this morning.Shootings across the city dropped by 24 percent from 2012 and 16 percent from 2011, according to the department’s numbers. Sexual assaults were down 6 percent from last year, robberies down 12 percent, serious battery down 16 percent, burglaries down 22 percent, motor vehicle thefts down 23 percent, thefts down 3 percent. How was...
  • MA:Federal Court Rules in Favor of Second Amendment Right for People with Old Marijuana Convictions

    04/21/2014 6:58:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Latin motto on the great seal of the State of Massachusetts, loosely translated, means: "By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty."  It is rather inconsistent with Massachusetts strict firearms laws.  Those laws became a little more reasonable on April 18th, 2014. A federal judge, relying on both the McDonald and Heller decisions and current Massachusetts law, effectively removed one class of prohibited people from the law. The case MICHAEL WESSON, THOMAS WOODS, and COMMONWEALTH SECOND AMENDMENT, INC.,  involves two well established men who had out of state marijuana convictions from decades ago.    Massachusetts decriminalized...
  • S.E. Cupp: Michael Bloomberg Is ‘The Best, And By That, I Mean The Worst Face For Gun Control’

    04/21/2014 6:31:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 4/20/2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Conservative commentator S.E. Cupp had some tough words for former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the wake of him giving $50 million to push his gun control agenda. Appearing as a guest on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, the CNN Crossfire co-host mocked Bloomberg’s efforts: “Well, he's the best, and by that, I mean the worst face for gun control. And believe me, my friends at NRA high-fived when they heard about this. [See video below.]
  • Does Progressive atheism drive the hostility to guns and self-defense?

    04/21/2014 6:04:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 4-20-2014 | Bookworm
    Mike McDaniel is one of the best and most knowledgeable thinkers and writers when it comes to guns and the Second Amendment. That's why it's worth sitting up and taking notice when he revisits one of his own posts to discuss reader objections. I'll run you through what Mike has to say and then tell you why I agree with him. This is a long post, but I hope it's engaging enough to sustain your interest all the way through, so that you'll take the time to weigh in with your own opinions.It all started with a post entitled "Why...
  • Civilian Militia Remains at Bundy Ranch After Standoff Ends

    04/21/2014 5:57:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 4/19/2014 | LIZ FIELDS
    A group of armed militia and protesters, some sporting nametags reading "domestic terrorist," remain camped out on a cattle ranch in Nevada, where they have been purportedly defending the property since a tense showdown ended with the federal government last week. A 20-year struggle between rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management over decades of alleged illegal cattle grazing on public land ended last Sunday, with the government backing down from a controversial week-long cattle round-up.
  • Alois Schicklgruber Advocated The Registration of Guns

    04/20/2014 5:53:42 PM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
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  • The United States of Obama increasingly rejects freedom, domestically and internationally

    04/20/2014 1:07:11 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 20, 2014 | Dan Miller
    As the United States of Obama allows less individual freedom, we need to reaffirm that democracy without individual freedom is tyranny. Until we reaffirm that, and refuse to accept tyranny, our "leaders" will continue to demand not only more of the same from us but also that more world "leaders" emulate them. Overview -- Our foreign and domestic problems are intertwined. The phrase "salami tactics" is well explained in the following video. When watching it, please consider that salami tactics can be used not only by international aggressors but by domestic aggressors as well -- by governments that want to destroy individual freedoms over the objections of their subjects...
  • Armed American Radio with Mark Walters (Live Thread) 4-20-14

    04/20/2014 5:17:58 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 2 replies
    Armed American Radio ^ | 4-20-14 | RandallFlagg
    The Armed American Radio broadcast with Mark Walters is on every Sunday 8PM Eastern, 5PM Pacific. Coming to you live from the Crossbreed Holsters Studio. Find AAR on your local stationFacebookListen Live Are you sad because the GunTalk radio show with the awesome Tom Gresham ended it's last few minutes, and you have to wait a week for another firearms-related radio show to appear so you can listen? Do you crave to hear from the experts across the nation about our current problems regarding twisted politicians inflicting their anti-gun agendas on free Americans? Do you fear the way certain government...
  • World through militia eyes: Domestic terrorists? Heroes? Who're the armed men who invaded Nevada?

    04/20/2014 3:17:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | April 20, 2014 | Ed Komenda
    BUNKERVILLE — A GMC pickup motors across a bridge over the Virgin River, kicking up a cloud of desert. The door swings open. This is my ticket inside the militia that’s become rancher Cliven Bundy’s fighting brigade. Brandon Rapolla, a 39-year-old concrete mixer from Oregon, steers the truck toward the militia camp that’s assembled to support Bundy’s battle with the Bureau of Land Management. There’s an assault rifle propped between Rapolla’s knees. A .338 Magnum rifle, designed to take down big game at a distance the length of three football fields or more, rests within arm’s reach on the back...
  • Police Call Hartford(CT) Shooting Self Defense

    04/20/2014 12:20:59 PM PDT · by raybbr · 7 replies
    FoxCT.com ^ | 4/20/2014 | Mike Krafcik
    HARTFORD — A Newbury Street resident shot at two men — hitting one — after they menaced him, rammed his car and pulled a gun on him early Saturday, police said. The wounded suspect was hospitalized and the other was charged with several crimes. The Newbury Street man who fired the shots is considered a victim and will not be charged, police said. He was not injured, and had a valid permit for his pistol, according to investigators. The man, a National Guard staff sergeant who requested his name not be used to protect him and his family, tells Fox...
  • Civilian Militia Remains at Bundy Ranch After Standoff Ends

    04/20/2014 12:15:10 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 19, 2014 | By Liz Fields
    A group of armed militia and protesters, some sporting nametags reading "domestic terrorist," remain camped out on a cattle ranch in Nevada, where they have been purportedly defending the property since a tense showdown ended with the federal government last week. A 20-year struggle between rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management over decades of alleged illegal cattle grazing on public land ended last Sunday, with the government backing down from a controversial week-long cattle round-up. The BLM defused the standoff, citing safety concerns for its employees and the protesters, some of whom were on horseback and others...
  • A rancher's armed battle against the US government is standard libertarian fare (Typical Guardian)

    04/20/2014 12:01:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | April 19, 2014 | Kieran Suckling
    Cliven Bundy's standoff with the BLM is over a paltry monthly grazing fee. But it's also over more - the idea of the public interest.Perhaps the most remarkable feature of American democracy is the magnificent estate of public land that it reserved from the very beginning for the use of all citizens, rich or poor. There is nothing like it in the democracies of Europe, which came into being with nations already carved up into private fiefdoms. The Great Idea that hundreds of millions of acres of forests, deserts, rivers and prairies should be owned by, and managed for, the...
  • Unarmed Equals Unprepared

    04/20/2014 11:47:30 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 6 replies
    Wow, I sure wish I’d brought a smaller gun and less ammunition to this gun fight…NOT Ft Collins, CO --(Ammoland.com)- “An honest man speaks the truth, though it gives offence. A vain man, in order that it may.” ~ William Hazlitt With regard to the foregoing, without vanity nor immersing myself, once more, in the endless discussion about calibers and capacities, here is a sage note from a friend, recently retired, who worked in a large metro PD for many years.This particular metro area is famous for its high rate of violent crime: “During my career with the PD, I was...
  • Nevada politicians fan the flames of Bundy-BLM clash

    04/20/2014 11:45:50 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 47 replies
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | April 19, 2014 | By Laura Myers
    By the time Gov. Brian Sandoval criticized the Bureau of Land Management for creating an “atmosphere of intimidation” while rounding up Cliven Bundy’s cattle, the militias were already on their way to Bunkerville, ground zero for what turned into an armed confrontation between gun-toting citizens and federal officers. As governor, Sandoval had every right to weigh in and try to tamp down BLM’s tactics. It worked. Under political pressure and the threat of violence, the agency shut down the weeklong roundup April 12 and released several hundred “trespass cattle” that had roamed the federal public land for 20 years while...
  • Pro-gun activists hijack Bloomberg’s new anti-gun Facebook page

    04/20/2014 10:13:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Biz-Pac Review ^ | April 19, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    File this under the early bird gets the worm. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced this week that he plans to spend $50 million of his vast wealth to create a “gun safety” group that he hopes will “outmuscle” the NRA, according to The New York Times. But the new group, “Everytown for Gun Safety,” was a little too slow on the draw when it came to getting control of the group name on Facebook, with pro-gun activists acquiring the name first, BuzzFeed reported. A Facebook page has been set up under the same name as Bloomberg’s new...
  • Update: Facebook ‘Everytown’ pro-gun page taken down

    04/20/2014 8:53:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 4/19/2014 | Dave Workman
    Less than 72 hours after gun rights activists outmaneuvered Michael Bloomberg’s launch of a $50 million “Everytown for Gun Safety” effort by grabbing Facebook presence with that title, the page was taken down sometime late Friday or early Saturday and now people will find a Bloomberg site, but with angry comments posted by pro-gunners. But Facebook did not pull the page, according to Eric Reed, one of those responsible for launching the pro-gun grassroots effort to grab the “Everytown” presence on the social media site. Late Saturday evening, Reed told Examiner via telephone that “The page was not yanked by...