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  • Gun control advocates launch campaign to drop gun emoji from iPhones (VIDEO)

    07/31/2015 10:13:01 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    Guns.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | by Chris Eger
    An anti-gun organization in New York on Thursday debuted a social media campaign to convince Apple to remove the ideogram depicting a gun from their iPhones.Watch the YouTube Video. New Yorkers Against Gun Violence kicked off their “Disarm the iPhone” drive this week with a website, video and press release targeting the popular mobile devices. The group cautions that the emoji, one of hundreds on the product that come preloaded from the factory, reflects the ready access to guns in the country.“We realized that many Americans unknowingly carry a gun with them every day. The one that was given to...
  • A CNN Founder Answers Why The Media Is Often One-Sided When It Comes To Guns

    07/31/2015 9:05:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/23/2015 | Frank Miniter
    The reporting on why U.S. Army personnel stationed at recruiting centers arent allowed to be armed has to make anyone who knows a little about guns, and the gun issues, wonder if those news outlets are aware of what theyre not reporting? Do they understand why some Americans feel compelled to stand outside Army recruiting centers with guns? Any curious person might then wonder if ignorance or bias is the central reason why the mainstream media so often ignores studies and facts that are inconvenient to the anti-gun-rights point of view? There are, after all, over 100 million gun owners...
  • Store owner refuses to sell guns to Muslims

    07/31/2015 7:31:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    WNYT ^ | 7/31/15 | Samantha DiMascio
    ST. JOHNSVILLE - It's a powerful, but polarizing point of view. The owner of J.J.'s Sporting Goods announced he will no longer sell guns to Muslims. The decision is getting mixed reaction both on social media and within the small, tight-knit community of St. Johnsville. John Swartz says after the attack at the recruiting station in Tennessee, he can't in good conscience sell guns to Muslims. Swartz said his logic mainly roots from fear of not being able to tell the difference between a radical Muslim and a law abiding citizen. He said that leaves him with little choice, but...
  • Pentagon signals move to arm more troops at recruiting stations

    07/31/2015 7:13:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | July 30, 2015 | JAMES ROSEN
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter has given his top commanders the green light to allow more troops to carry weapons at U.S. bases, with a focus on recruiting stations, Reserve centers and other softer military targets. Carters actions came two weeks after a Kuwaiti-born gunman killed four Marines and a sailor before police slayed him at the Navy reserve center in Chattanooga, Tenn. The tragic shooting on July 16 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, illustrates the continuing threat to DOD personnel in the U.S. homeland posed by homegrown violent extremists, Carter wrote in a memo released Thursday by the Pentagon. In the memo,...
  • Felony murder charge filed in fatal shooting of Burmese immigrant

    07/31/2015 5:52:59 PM PDT · by smartyaz · 6 replies
    Jsonline ^ | 7/31/15 | Ashley Luthern
    A 21-year-old Milwaukee man was charged Friday with felony murder in the fatal shooting of Jay Ro, a Burmese immigrant who was killed in front of his family during a robbery. As they drove around the neighborhood, his passenger pointed out Ro's house, claiming the occupants had money. Singarath and the other man went to the front door where the other man spoke to a boy in a different language. Singarath said he walked in first, waved his gun and said "Where is the money?" Ro, 48, and his wife, Ca Na, were in their kitchen preparing a breakfast at...
  • New York Citys strained pension fund aims to divest from gun retailers stock

    07/31/2015 6:01:48 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies
    The largest municipal public employee retirement system in the nation voted Tuesday to move forward with a plan that could end its investment in companies that sell firearms. The New York City Employee Retirement System approved a measure backed by Public Advocate Letitia James to look into ditching its stock in companies such as Dicks Sporting Goods, Wal-Mart, and Cabelas.
  • Texas man shot after bullet he fired at animal ricocheted off its shell and hit him

    07/31/2015 3:21:27 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 30 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 31 July 2015 | Snejana Farberov
    Officials in Cass County, Texas, say the man suffered a graze wound to the head when he fired at an armadillo and the bullet ricocheted off the mammal's rigid protective covering and struck him. In April, 54-year-old Larry McElroy, of Leesburg, Georgia, accidentally shot his mother-in-law when the round he fired at an armadillo bounced off its shell and struck the 74-year-old woman in the back. In that case, the armadillo did not survive.
  • Minnesota: Pro-Gun Omnibus Legislation Takes Full Effect Tomorrow

    07/31/2015 4:14:10 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 1 replies
    NRA ^ | 7-31-15 | NRA-ILA
    Tomorrow, August 1, all remaining pro-gun provisions of Senate File 878 will now be in effect. Starting tomorrow, the use of firearm sound suppressors for the taking of wildlife will be allowed in Minnesota. By the end of the year, 37 states will allow for the use of firearm sound suppressors while hunting. SF 878, as previously reported, was passed with strong bipartisan support in both chambers and signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton (D). Other pro-gun provisions of SF 878 include: Minnesota is now aligned with more than 40 other states that have conformed their statutes to federal...
  • OBAMA GOES NUCLEAR ON IRAN DEAL OPPONENTS

    07/31/2015 3:21:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama has decided that two wildly unpopular policies, one foreign and one domestic, will be the final legacy of his wildly unpopular administration. The domestic policy is gun control. The foreign policy is Iranian nukes. While Americans will be disarmed, Iran will be getting ready for its ballistic missiles. Ramming through wildly unpopular policies is what this administration does best. More than anything else, this administration will be remembered for the mix of bullying, smears, pop culture distractions, outright lies, bureaucratic sabotage and blatant lawbreaking with which it achieved its policy goals.
  • Michigan Officer Shells Out $35,000 For Open Carry Stop

    07/31/2015 12:21:32 PM PDT · by archy · 23 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 30 July 2015 | Bob Owens
    Michigan Officer Shells Out $35,000 For Open Carry Stop Posted by Bob Owens on July 30, 2015 at 2:03 pm  Somehow, I don’t think Flint Township Police will be stopping people who open carry firearms any time soon unless they have a darn good reason. A man who claimed he was wrongfully arrested on Christmas Eve while legally open-carrying his pistol has reached a $35,000 settlement with the officer who stopped him, according to the man’s attorney. John David McMorris reached the agreement Tuesday, July 28, after he sued Flint Township Police and Sgt. Russell Fries following his Dec....
  • Dashcam catches off-duty cop threatening to put 'hole in head' of driver

    07/31/2015 6:35:15 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 29 replies
    CNET ^ | July 29, 2015 | Chris Matyszczyk
    Who would have felt comfortable in these circumstances? A Massachusetts man was driving in the town of Medford last Saturday night. He admits he took a wrong turn and ended up going the wrong way down a traffic circle. However, how wrong a turn might his life have taken if the events that followed had taken a slightly different turn. In dashcam video posted to YouTube by a driver who only gave his name as Michael, he is confronted by an angry man in a white tank top and shorts. The angry man steps out of a truck and approaches...
  • One Shot Almost Enough to Save Woman whose Gun Jammed

    07/31/2015 6:42:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 70 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Tracy Williams does not appear to have had much experience with firearms. It was a desperate situation that drove her to buy guns and take a CCW class. She had broken up with her boyfriend, who had a long criminal record. He had kidnapped her, she had escaped and filed charges. He was out on $75,000 bail when he attacked her three weeks later. During that period she had obtained the firearms and a concealed carry permit. North Carolina requires an 8 hour course, including live fire, and an $80 non-refundable fee to obtain a permit. From abc7chicago.com: Green...
  • Reed, Whitehouse seek end to 'default' gun sales

    07/31/2015 6:21:31 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
    U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse are calling on gun dealers to stop selling firearms to people who haven't yet passed a complete background check. The Rhode Island Democrats are joined by 11 other senators in signing a letter to three large retailers that sell firearms and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, asking them to stop "default" sales of guns, which risk selling to people who shouldn't possess guns. The letter references the recent mass shooting and murders of nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. The accused gunman had bought the .45 caliber handgun before...
  • Man shoots down drone hovering over house

    07/31/2015 2:31:27 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 49 replies
    CNet ^ | July 30, 2015 | Chris Matyszczyk
    Merideth allegedly told the police that a drone was hovering over his house, where his teen daughter (he has two) was sunbathing. So he pulled out his gun and gave it a merry death. Merideth was arrested for wanton endangerment and criminal mischief. There is, apparently, a local ordinance that says you can't shoot a gun off in the city, but the police charged him under a Kentucky Revised Statute.
  • Fla. woman with carry permit faces 10 years for bringing gun on Statue of Liberty trip

    07/30/2015 5:33:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 45 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | July 30, 2015
    A 52-year-old woman with a permit to carry a handgun in Florida could face up to 10 years in prison after being arrested in Jersey City while attempting to board a ferry to Ellis Island while carrying a gun, authorities said. Elizabeth J. Griffith, of Daytona Beach, was arrested by U.S. Park Police on July 14 and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. She is scheduled to appear in Hudson County Superior Court on Aug. 12, Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Gene Rubino said today.
  • Whats worse: to hunt a lion in Africa or not to care about Africa except when someone hunts a lion?

    07/30/2015 7:15:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    ideas.aeon.co ^ | 29 July, 2015 | Brigid Hains
    The meaning of an individual animal Among the reasons not to feel outraged about the killing of Cecil the lion are these two: he had a human name and he was a well-known tourist attraction. I say tourist attraction instead of 'beloved lion because that hackneyed phrase seems to me a concept empty of meaning. How can a lion be wild and be 'beloved by people who saw him once from a safari jeep? You dont earn the right to 'love a lion that way. Cecil was a wild lion who was habituated to humans, collared for a biology study,...
  • New Illinois Law May Help Illegal Gun Sales

    07/30/2015 6:17:55 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 6 replies
    ST. LOUIS (KMOX) A new Illinois law aimed at helping people recover stolen items, could wind up putting a dent in illegal gun sales. The law prohibits pawn shops from taking in items that have the serial numbers altered or removed and requires them to keep items in their stores for at least seven days. Oak Park Senator Don Harmon says the targets of the law were things like lawn mowers, bicycles and snow blowers, but hes okay with it if it impacts firearms.
  • Cincinatti prosecutor has released video of shooting he calls 'the most asinine act' made by a cop

    07/29/2015 7:53:44 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/29/2015 | Harrison Jacobs
    A University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge in the shooting of 43-year-old Samuel Dubose, an unarmed black man, during a routine traffic stop. In conjunction with the indictment, Hamilton County prosecutor Joseph T. Deters released a video of the shooting from the body camera of the shooting officer, Ray Tensing. This is the most asinine act Ive ever seen a police officer make, said Deters during a news conference. Its an absolute tragedy in 2015 that anyone would behave in this manner. It was senseless. He lost his temper because Mr. Dubose wouldnt get...
  • Los Angeles bans 10-round firearm magazines

    07/30/2015 3:03:56 PM PDT · by bkopto · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/29/2015 | Kelly Cohen
    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban the possession of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Mayor Eric Garcetti has already said he would sign the ordinance, which according to the council, will close a loophole in state law already banning the sale and manufacture of such magazines. Anyone who owns the magazines will have 60 days to remove them from the city or turn them over to the Los Angeles Police Department for destruction, transfer or sale. Supporters of the measure believe it will help law enforcement officials prevent mass shootings in the city.
  • Six-month-old baby gets lifetime hunting license in US

    07/30/2015 3:24:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 30, 2015
    Daylen Brickley, a baby from the US state of New Hampshire, is the proud owner of a lifetime permit to hunt and fish - the first license holder under a new program. His fishing license is valid, but he will need to complete a hunter safety course before receiving that permit. His mother, Erica Brickley, is not concerned about his future training. The whole family was raised around hunting and fishing, "so I figure he'll kind of get in the swing of things". "It was only natural to kind of keep it going," she told the New Hampshire Union Leader.
  • Gun silencer sales are soaring

    07/30/2015 1:03:43 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 57 replies
    Gun silencer sales are on fire. The number of registered silencers surged 38% from last year to 792,282 in February 2015, according to the most recent figures from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. There were 571,750 licenses in March 2014. "It's getting to be more mainstream," said Josh Waldron, CEO of SilencerCo, which makes and sells silencers.
  • Group {CAIR} sues Fla. gun shop that declared 'Muslim Free Zone'

    07/30/2015 12:06:42 PM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    usatoday | July 30, 2015 | Aamer Madhani
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  • Courts hand down another pro-gun victory in Docs vs Glocks case

    07/30/2015 10:45:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    guns.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | Chris Eger
    A federal court Tuesday rejected a request for rehearing over Floridas law prohibiting health care workers from asking about their patients firearms, lifting a long-standing injunction. A Miami U.S. District Court in what became known popularly as the Docs vs. Glocks case blocked the Firearm Owners Privacy Act, signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott (R) after passage by the state legislature in 2011. This sent the case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta, which last July handed down a 2-1 ruling reversing the lower court after finding, the Act is a valid regulation...
  • Tennessee man faces gun charges after asking to see White House

    07/30/2015 10:10:02 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/29/2015 | By Peter Hermann
    A man from the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee was arrested this week after police said he drove into the District with a pickup full of weapons and a propane tank, then asked an officer for directions to the White House. The 59-year-old man, identified as Steve Randall Oney of Sevierville, Tenn., told police he was moving and had stopped in the District for an overnight visit. Police said he pulled his truck over on Independence Avenue, got out and asked an officer, Wheres the White House? ~snip~ According to the court document, the officer saw a propane tank in back...
  • When the Gun Lobby Tries to Justify Firearms Everywhere, It Turns to This Guy

    07/30/2015 10:08:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    motherjones.com ^ | 7/28/2015 | Julia Lurie
    When you watch the news after the latest big shooting, there's a good chance you'll come across John Lott. The 57-year-old economist has made more than 100 media appearances over the past two years, from friendly conversations on Fox News to heated debates on MSNBC and CNN. After nine churchgoers were gunned down in Charleston, South Carolina, he went on Sean Hannity's show and criticized President Obama for spreading "clearly false" information about gun violence. Following the recent mass shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, his op-ed asking "Why should we make it easy for killers to attack our military?" was among...
  • FL: Be careful what you say to 911

    07/30/2015 5:41:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    What you say on 911 is recorded. It can and will be used against you in a court of law. My friend and publisher of numerous books on gun laws, Alan Korwin, says that in the vast majority of cases where people involved in self defense scenarios end up in serious legal difficulties, it is what they said on 911 that got them into trouble. He expounds on this in his book "After You Shoot". In a recent case in Florida, both male participants made errors. One is dead and one has been charged. I...
  • 'Muslim-free' Florida gun store sued (by CAIR)

    07/29/2015 4:55:19 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Winnepeg Sun ^ | July 29, 2015 | Barbara Liston, Reuters
    ORLANDO, Fla., - A Florida gun store that proclaimed itself a Muslim-free zone was sued on Wednesday in federal court by the state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations on the grounds that the restriction is discriminatory. The lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Fort Lauderdale accuses Florida Gun Supply of Inverness of violating the federal public accommodations law and seeks an injunction to stop the discrimination, according to the complaint.
  • Lion Conservation Under Threat - Cecil the Lion The Facts

    07/29/2015 6:29:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    African Hunter ^ | July, 2015 | IJ Larivers
    As I read the reports of the killing of the famous Hwange National Park lion, Cecil, by an American client, hunting with a licensed professional hunter, I anticipated a rerun of the Musango Bull incident of a couple of years back. The bull elephant was another rock star of an attraction - in the Matusadona national park. He too was radio collared and he was shot by a sport hunter outside the park. There was within days the anticipated media frenzy over both the Bull and Cecil, but it turned out the two cases were markedly different. One element that...
  • Steelton police: Victim shot in home invasion shot and killed his assailant

    07/29/2015 5:22:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Pennlive.com ^ | 27 July, 2015 | Barbara Miller
    A 25-year-old Steelton man who was shot during a home invasion early Monday shot and killed his assailant, Steelton police say. "We believe it was self-defense," said Steelton police Chief John King, who said no charges have been filed in the shooting, which occurred in the 300 block of Lincoln Street. King said they don't know the identity of the man who was killed nor his accomplice. The pair encountered the residents of the home the 25-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman as they were arriving home just before midnight, King said. "The two suspects approached them at...
  • Id love to go hunting one day with Dr Walter Palmer.. so I can stuff & mount him for MY office wall

    07/29/2015 4:02:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 28, 2015 | Piers Morgan
    Dr Walter Palmer is a dentist in the human happiness business. His website, at the River Bluff Dental clinic in Minnesota, says he strives to create dazzling smiles. For 27 years this self-anointed kindly man has showered his patients with extraordinary care and comfort, ensuring they leave his surgery immeasurably more self-confident than when they entered. His official photograph on the website exudes almost Saintly virtue; Palmers own gleaming dentures shining beatifically beneath his warm, bespectacled, twinkling eyes. But theres another side to Dr Palmer. A side he alludes to right at the very end of a Q&A on the...
  • L.A. City Council bans large-capacity ammunition magazines

    07/29/2015 3:36:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Los Angeles Times' L.A. Now ^ | July 28, 2015 | Emily Alpert Reyes
    Defying sharp warnings from gun rights groups, Los Angeles thrust itself into the national debate over gun control Tuesday, as city lawmakers voted unanimously to ban the possession of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.. Such magazines have been the common thread in almost all the mass shootings that have devastated the country, from Newtown to Virginia Tech to Columbine, said Juliet Leftwich, legal director for the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Backers of the plan said it was a small but meaningful step to minimize the bloodshed, by forcing attackers to at least interrupt their rampages...
  • Delaware man killed with own gun in Steelton home invasion, shooting: Dauphin County coroner

    07/29/2015 3:24:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | July 28, 2015 | Megan Trimble
    HARRISBURG A Delaware man was killed with his own gun after a botched attempt to invade a Steelton home. The fatal shooting started as a John Doe case, with the victims saying they did not know the man or his accomplice, Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick said Tuesday afternoon. While the coroner's office has since identified the man killed in the incident, Hetrick said he is withholding the name to allow the man's wife to discuss the death with the couple's young children in Wilmington. Hetrick described him as "a black male that is not really from this area"...
  • This gun "math" problem works great if you leave out a little thing like logic...

    07/29/2015 10:14:04 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 27 replies
    American Irony ^ | 7-29-15 | The Looking Spoon
    If Piers Morgan isn't the dumbest person on the planet, this tweet puts him in the top two: A math test for you, America: If NOBODY had a gun, how many people would be shot dead? If EVERYBODY had a gun, same question. See? Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 27, 2015 It doesn't go well for him.This is one of those questions liberals always think is debate ending, but what really happens is they reveal just how absolutely brain-dead they really are. Let humour the man for a moment. If "NOBODY" had a gun how many people would be shot?...
  • Hillview man arrested for shooting down drone; cites right to privacy

    07/29/2015 7:19:24 AM PDT · by Rodamala · 67 replies
    WDRB.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Ryan Cummings
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Hillview man has been arrested after he shot down a drone flying over his property -- but he's not making any apologies for it. It happened Sunday night at a home on Earlywood Way, just south of the intersection between Smith Lane and Mud Lane in Bullitt County, according to an arrest report. Hillview Police say they were called to the home of 47-year-old William H. Merideth after someone complained about a firearm. When they arrived, police say Merideth told them he had shot down a drone that was flying over his house. The drone...
  • California Lawmakers Send Defiant Message to NRA After Taking Major Action on Gun Control

    07/29/2015 8:36:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    cnmnewz.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | unknown
    Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to make it illegal to be in possession of high-capacity ammo magazines, likely setting up a new Second Amendment battle in the Golden State. After passing the measure with a 12-0 vote, Councilman Paul Krekorian reportedly challenged the National Rifle Association.
  • MI: Disabled Vet Apprehends Criminal; Cited for Shots in Air (video)

    07/29/2015 8:05:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the limits to the legal use of deadly force was illustrated by a recent incident in Detroit, Michigan. A disabled veteran caught a robbery suspect, and attempted to hold him for police. After about five minutes, the suspect ran away. The vet shot in the air in an attempt to stop the suspect, but it did not work. From clickondetroit.com(with video): "The criminal hit me with something in the back of my head," the veteran said. He did not want to be named in this story. The robber was trying to steal the man's gold chain. He...
  • Marines Ditch the M-16, What?

    07/29/2015 6:40:26 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 67 replies
    Marine Corps Times ^ | 7/29/2015 | James K Sanborn
    Marine leaders have made the momentous recommendation to ditch the iconic M16 in favor of the M4 carbine as the new universal weapon for infantrymen. The recommendation to swap the venerated rifle that has served as the grunts primary implement of war since Vietnam now sits on the commandants desk, pending his final review and a decision. But, the swap appears imminent and if approved will relegate the M16 to a support role. It follows a similar shift already underway in the Army. With the endorsement of several major commands already supporting the switch including Marine Corps Combat Development...
  • NRA's Wayne LaPierre promises apocalypse now (barf alert)

    07/29/2015 5:05:51 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 29 july 2015 | Francis Wilkinson
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, R, who presides over a state with a high rate of gun violence and a low quality of gun laws, is shocked. "We never would've imagined it would've happened in Louisiana or Lafayette," he said after last week's movie theater shooting in Lafayette, La. Jindal responded with a kind of gunner jujitsu, calling for other states to emulate the sloppy standards of Louisiana, which has loose gun laws and has largely failed to supply mental health records to the criminal background check system, although a law signed by Jindal now requires it. Louisiana has the nation's...
  • American Hunter Killed Cecil, Beloved Lion That Was Lured Out of Its Sanctuary

    07/29/2015 1:09:51 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 170 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | By KATIE ROGERS
    Cecil, a 13-year-old lion, wandered out of his sanctuary in a national park in Zimbabwe this month, following the scent of a potential snack. At the other end of Cecils search was a lure, placed there by hunters who, conservationists say, wanted their prey to cross into unprotected territory so they could kill him. Cecil, well known to those who visited the Hwange National Park in western Zimbabwe for his jet black mane, was beheaded, according to conservation officials. His corpse was left to rot in the sun. Zimbabwean officials said that Dr. Walter J. Palmer, an American hunter known...
  • The Top ten lies of the national Socialist LEFT [Lies 10 7]

    07/28/2015 3:39:28 PM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 7 replies
    7/28/2015
    In part one we endeavored to introduce the subject matter of studying the national socialist lefts biggest Lies: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3311356/posts This part will be some of the national Socialist Lefts miscellaneous lies, part II will be gun grabber lies and part IV will be Lies that go directly to the heart of who and what of the national Socialist LEFT Now without any further ado we present the national Socialist lefts biggest lies 10 7: 10. You have a right to ______________ [healthcare, to be safe from gun violence, etc.] 9. The Obama economy is up and the unemployment rate...
  • OK: Couple Honored for Bravery in Fighting Invaders

    07/28/2015 12:31:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Eddie and Cindy Gilmore, of Marshall County, Oklahoma, were given an award for fighting back against armed home invaders in March of this year. Four masked and armed invaders broke into their home and took Cindy hostage before Eddie accessed a pistol and started shooting. He wounded two of the invaders before they fled, leaving him and Cindy unharmed.From kten.com: The Gilmores are being recognized for how they handled a break-in that happened at their home back in march. The night of the incident three people broke into their home with the intent to rob them, but the...
  • Every Marine is a Carbineman: USMC may switch to M4

    07/28/2015 11:44:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Guns.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Max Slowik
    Marine Corps leaders have made the long-awaited proposal to adopt the M4 carbine as the standard Marine infantry rifle. The recommendation wouldnt completely phase out the currently-standard M16, but it would push the archetypal rifle into a support role. This follows in the Armys footsteps, which began the transition to M4s more than 20 years ago. The M4 is in use with the Marines for select roles and is issued to officers as well.
  • Pro-Second Amendment Pastor Shoots Church Intruder

    07/28/2015 10:23:49 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/28/15 | The Daily Caller
    A pastor shot and injured an intruder at the Church of New Beginnings in Baytown, Texas sometime after 6 a.m. Tuesday, police say. Pastor Benny Holmes was sleeping in his office when he woke up to the sound of someone attempting to break into the church. Holmes then armed himself and shot the burglary suspect in the right shoulder, according to ABC 13 Eyewitness News in Houston. The alleged intruder, identified as Lee Marvin Blue, was immediately taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital and is now in stable condition. Police described Blue as having an extensive criminal history. Last year, Pastor...
  • UPDATE:Do you think people should be allowed to carry guns in public?

    07/28/2015 10:28:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 7/28/2015 | Unkown
    What do you think? Do you think people should be allowed to carry guns in public? 355k votes 92%
  • Bobby Jindal Calls for States to Follow Louisianas Example in Toughening Gun Laws

    07/28/2015 9:55:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 7/26/2015 | ASHLEY SOUTHALL
    Until Sunday, Mr. Jindal and most of his Republican rivals had deflected questions in recent days over whether the killings reflected a need for tighter gun control laws. On CBSs Face the Nation, Mr. Jindal called for states to adopt laws similar to Louisianas that feed information about mental illness into a federal background check system for potential gun buyers.
  • 4 shot in assault rifle attack at Desire's Sampson park

    07/28/2015 8:50:24 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 29 replies
    nola.com ^ | 7-26-15 | Ken Daley
    A man armed with an assault rifle opened fire at a crowded park in Desire Sunday (July 26), shooting at least four people, including a man left critically wounded, New Orleans police said. The attack came around 6:20 p.m., when Edith Sampson Playground Park at the corner of Piety and Treasure streets was crowded with family gatherings and several children were playing inside two inflatable "space walkers," witnesses said. "I was scared for my life," said one woman, who asked that her name be withheld for fear of retaliation. "All those children was out there. I just got down and...
  • Obama: Guns a Greater Threat Than Terrorism

    07/28/2015 8:41:13 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 95 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 26, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    When Obama spoke to BBC last week he stressed his frustration over not being able to secure more gun control and suggested that the guns outweigh terrorism as a threat to Americans safety. Obamas exact words: If you look at the number of Americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism, its less than 100. If you look at the number that have been killed by gun violence, its in the tens of thousands. In the lead up to this statement, Obama mentioned mass killings with guns but did not mention mass killings or attempted mass killings in which those holding the...
  • Editorial: Make gun laws work the way they're supposed to

    07/28/2015 6:25:37 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 23 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 28 july 2015
    Half the guns used by criminals in Illinois gush in from states that do an even lousier job than Illinois of keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill. When a big city like Chicago is a national hub of the illegal drug trade even El Chapo has competition in this town, as Sun-Times reporter Frank Main wrote Sunday then stopping that flow of guns is essential. Now, finally, a leading voice of the Republican Party, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, on Sunday said what Chicago leaders have been saying for years: At least close...
  • WV: Serial Killer Stopped in Desperate Self Defense Case

    07/28/2015 5:33:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    It appears the Neal Falls was a serial killer. The license plates on his Subaru are from Oregon. The best summation of this case so far is on the pibillwarner site: Neal Falls DOB 9/24/1969 out of Oregon appears to be a serial killer, he was killed in West Virginia by a prostitute, he had kidnap-rape-murder tools in his vehicle, Neal Falls has worked as a armed security guard nationwide. Inside Neal Falls vehicle, police said they discovered a machete, shovel, axes, knives, bulletproof vest and numerous sets of handcuffs. Police also found a large bottle of bleach and...
  • Dangerous PCP Polymer Cased Ammo (Update)

    07/28/2015 5:15:53 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 23 replies
    TFB ^ | June 23, 2015 | TFB
    If you shoot centerfire you need to see this video.