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  • Grassley: DOJ gun ban unfair to veterans

    04/19/2015 11:04:19 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 15, 2015 | By Tim Devaney
    The Obama administration is unfairly blocking tens of thousands of military veterans from owning guns, a Republican senator is charging. The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is filled with military veterans who are essentially banned from owning guns, even though they may not be a danger to society, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) wrote this week in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder. The gun ban "effectively voids their Second Amendment rights,” Grassley said. At issue is whether these veterans are suffering from mental illnesses. According to a 2013 Senate report, the Department of...
  • Police: Man killed by officers in St. Louis County spoke of ‘black revolution’

    04/19/2015 10:21:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Police in St. Louis County are handling an officer-involving shooting that happened Friday night in Jennings, Mo., and left one person dead. The deceased was identified as Thaddeus McCarroll, 23, of Jennings, who according to police had been acting in a strange manner and spoke of a “black revolution.” St. Louis County Police Department gave the following account of the shooting: At 9:21 p.m., officers from the St. Louis County Police Department's City of Jennings Precinct responded to a residence in the 9200 block of Riverwood Drive for an armed subject. Officers responded and contacted the owner of the residence...
  • Gun control: Burdensome legislation won’t stop criminals from getting guns

    04/19/2015 10:29:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    registerguard.com ^ | 4/19/2015 | James Fritz
    I’m a Democrat, I’m socially liberal, and I’m a gun owner. And when I say a new law won’t stop criminals from getting guns, I hope readers will at least pause for a moment to consider. The bill’s unintended consequences will further polarize politics, while doing nothing to keep guns away from criminals.
  • Legislators Reintroduce FIREARM Act to Expose ‘Race, Ethnicity’ Requirements for Gun Purchases

    04/19/2015 8:27:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/18/2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    “This requirement by the ATF is another example how this administration continually makes it harder for law-abiding citizens to possess firearms,” said Congressman Ted Poe. “Forcing citizens who are lawfully purchasing guns to disclose race and ethnicity with the threat of federal prosecution if they fail to disclose is completely unnecessary. Bottom line, if a law-abiding citizen is lawfully purchasing firearms, race and ethnicity are irrelevant. It is time to stop punishing those who are following the law.”
  • Chris Christie want’s [sic] to find “the right balance” on gun control

    04/18/2015 10:18:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 18, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    With pretty much the entire GOP presidential road show up in New Hampshire this week the prospective candidates are all vying for face time with the press. That seems to include New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who is running hard to convince voters that they might be able to tempt him into the race if they really, truly insist they need him. Along with the rest of the pack, Christie is getting peppered with questions on every subject under the sun, and on Tuesday he was examined on the issue of Second Amendment rights. The rather vague answer which followed...
  • Ted Cruz, the Times, and Guns

    04/18/2015 10:01:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | April 18, 2015 | The Editors
    The New York Times is taking note of Senator Cruz’s suggestion that the Second Amendment was intended to “serve as the ultimate check against governmental tyranny — for the protection of liberty.” The Gray Lady calls it among the “ridiculous arguments against gun control.” It suggests the silliest such the idea is that the framers wanted to “preserve the possibility, or even encourage, the idea of armed rebellion against the government.” What arrests us about this note is the absence of any reference to Elbridge Gerry. Gerry was the representative from Massachusetts who, during the debate over the Second Amendment...
  • Movie from the Crime Prevention Research Center's first annual dinner on April 10th

    04/18/2015 3:10:45 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 1 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | April 10th, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    The video has an interesting compilation of clips from The Today Show, Greg Gutfeld, CNN, and Fox about ho the CPRC was able to get across the benefits of people owning guns https://youtu.be/iNMk3N5IndA
  • Judge rules guns can't be banned from Norman Music Festival

    04/18/2015 2:10:53 PM PDT · by aragorn · 39 replies
    KOCO.Com ^ | Apr 17, 2015 | Bree Steffen
    CLEVELAND COUNTY, Okla. —The fight to let Oklahomans carry their guns to the Norman Music Festival is over. A judge decided that licensed gun owners will be allowed to carry their guns to this year’s music festival without fear of being asked to leave, or being ticketed, and that the city of Norman cannot enforce their "no guns" request. "It’s really disappointing," Peaches Amspacher said. "I worry about what’s going to happen to the Norman Music Fest now.” Amspacher came to the courthouse Friday in hopes that she would see guns banned from the Norman Music Festival. But now, for...
  • Other Voices: Rocky Mountain Gun Owners group harms gun rights with refusal to compromise

    04/18/2015 1:23:57 PM PDT · by real saxophonist · 25 replies
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 14 Apr 15 | CO Springs Gazette
    Forget Michael Bloomberg, Gov. John Hickenlooper and legislative Democrats for now. The bigger threat to gun rights in Colorado is Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, headed by political operative Dudley Brown. The organization raises money billing itself as more pro-gun than the NRA. It is notorious for launching primary challenges against pro-gun conservatives, replacing them with ineffective activists who reject incremental victories and the art of compromise. The organization clings to unattainable aspirations of all-or-nothing victories. It is the group that nearly sabotaged the recall against former Senate President John Morse, architect of three gun laws Democrats enacted in 2013 at...
  • Key issues report and Giuliani endorsement add to gun owner concerns with Lynch

    04/18/2015 12:03:45 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 3 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | David Codrea | David Codrea
    Loretta Lynch, the intentional enigma that is Barack Obama’s pick for attorney general, became a little less mysterious, due to a recent report by ABC News that brings into focus issues that should be of paramount importance and interest to gun owners. Also of concern is an approving testimonial for the nominee by “America’s Mayor,” anti-gun "Republican" Rudy Giuliani. While all “four hot button issues” in the ABC report are of general interest, two, amnesty for illegal aliens and ascertaining that everyone voting is, in fact, legally eligible to do so, have grave impacts on the future of the right...
  • Hillary Clinton Wants You to Know She Dislikes the Second Amendment…A Lot

    04/18/2015 12:24:49 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 2015-04-18 | John S. Roberts
    Laws were meant to be broken.Or is it records?Darn it, I know it’s one of them! But which?Oh sorry, I was pretending what it’s like to be inside Hillary Clinton’s mind. It’s pretty awesome! In Hillaryland everyone is forever 25, they all live in an open field reminiscent of Woodstock, and weed is passed around like it’s going out of style. Also, nobody tells you what to do; no regulations are meant to be followed; everything is rainbows and lollipops all day, every day.I think from here on out I’m going to refer to Hillary as pistachio, because she’s a nut.Clinton claims...
  • Prank Gone Horribly Wrong – Concealed Carrier Pulls Gun on Prankster

    04/18/2015 11:42:18 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 66 replies
    Buzzpo ^ | Jul 26, 2104 | Eric Reed
    On March 24th the YouTube channel “Model Pranksters” elected to upload the following video to their channel, and it becomes a prank gone horribly wrong. They apparently thought it would be a wise idea to travel to Kentucky, dress up as the murderer from the “Scream” movies, hide in the darkness, pop out with what appears to be a rifle, and point it at innocent people. Watch what happens when he chooses the wrong guy to scare, and then nearly wets himself. I wish I could say I laughed at that video while watching it, but I didn’t. Frankly I...
  • Gun Rights on the Chopping-Block as Early as Next Week

    04/18/2015 11:12:01 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 24 replies
    Gun Owners of America/gunowners.org ^ | Thursday, 16 April 2015 | Gun Owners of America
    Gun Owners of America spearheaded a coalition of almost 30 groups this week and sent a letter to U.S. Senators opposing the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General of the United States. The vote on her nomination could occur as early as next week. And right now, the Republican Senate holds “all the cards” in the fight to stop her nomination. If they hold together, her nomination will be defeated. While Lynch doesn’t have 60 votes in the Senate, she probably has 51 votes because there are some Republicans who support her -- like Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Mark...
  • NAACP urges 'black people' to take up arms

    04/18/2015 7:12:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 97 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/17/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Arkansas black leaders are urging fellow minorities to take up arms, join gun clubs and help curb what they perceive as unjustified violence from police – the latest of many such call-to-arms among members of the black community. “Law enforcement has to understand, you cannot do what you please when you see us,” said Crittenden County NAACP chief, Shabaka Afrika, in a news conference reported by WTOC. Crittenden County Justice Commission founder Hubert Bass said locals ought to become better educated, especially about their constitutional rights, and should join gun clubs. “We’re going to study law,” he said. “What our...
  • AR: Permit holder wins Gunfight with 20 Shots of 5.7

    04/18/2015 9:43:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
     A Five-Seven pistol was successfully used for self defense in Arkansas on April 13, 2015.  More than 20 rounds were fired, 20 of them being fired by a permit holder armed with what appears to be an FN 5.7 pistol.  The casing on the left is being held by Henry Richards, who witnessed some of the gunfight.  If you look at the casing closely, it is clear that it is a 5.7.  The identifying characteristics are the rimless base shown by the extractor groove on the bottom, and the beginning of the bottleneck shown at the top.  An additional...
  • Texas set to approve open carry of handguns, seen as win for gun-rights activists

    04/18/2015 6:14:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 18, 2015
    Texas is poised to become the largest state in the U.S. to allow citizens to openly carry handguns, a change long sought by gun-rights activists. The Texas House of Representatives on Friday voted 96-35 to allow residents with concealed-handgun licenses to openly carry their guns in public in holsters. A similar open-carry measure passed the Texas Senate last month; the two open-carry bills must be squared before being sent to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who has indicated support for the idea. In contrast to its reputation for being permissive on firearms, Texas is one of six states, including California, New...
  • Billy Currington Pulls Out Of Tim McGraw’s Gun Control Concert Amid Fan Outrage

    04/17/2015 9:47:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/17/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Country fans were outraged and on April 16, Currington announced he was pulling out of the concert. According to the International Business Times (IBI), the gun control concert got the wrong kind of exposure when Breitbart News reported that concert beneficiary Sandy Hook Promise “is a vehicle through which various relatives of Sandy Hook victims have joined to push gun control until it passes.” Currington announced his decision to pull out via Facebook:
  • Tim McGraw faces backlash from pro-gun country music fans agreeing to Sandy Hook benefit concert

    04/17/2015 10:46:35 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/17/15 | CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN
    Tim McGraw is facing a backlash from country music fans who say that his decision to headline a concert for a gun control charity could end his career. The Louisiana-raised singer is scheduled to raise money with a Hartford, Connecticut show on July 17 for the Sandy Hook Promise group, which organized in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in late 2012. However, anti-gun control commenters have said that McGraw, 47, risks losing his career the same way female country trio the Dixie Chicks never bounced back from criticizing President George W Bush. The conservator pro-gun blog Bearing...
  • A Good Day for the 2nd Amendment!

    04/17/2015 7:04:03 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    mngop ^ | 4-17-15 | Keith Downey
    Yesterday was a good day for gun rights in Minnesota. A bipartisan group of Representatives at the State Capitol passed several bills protecting and enhancing the Second Amendment. Bills enhancing the Second Amendment include: ⌁ Emergency Powers Act ⌁ (HF 722) - Protects private property rights by prohibiting government officials from confiscating firearms during a declared state of emergency.
  • Grassley to Holder: Why Is The VA Putting So Many Veterans on Your Federal Gun Ban List?

    04/17/2015 5:43:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 17, 2015 | Katie Pavlich, editor
    Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder expressing deep concerns over Veterans Affairs evaluations classifying veterans as "mentally defective" and banning them in the federal background check system from purchasing or owning a firearm. According to Grassley's office, the VA "reports individuals to the gun ban list if an individual merely needs financial assistance managing VA benefits," keeping them from exercising their Second Amendment rights. (Bolding is mine) "The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is effectively a national gun ban list and placement on the list precludes...
  • The New York Times's Dumb Second Amendment Argument

    04/17/2015 4:49:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 17, 2015 | Mark Hemingway
    I understand that to many people who work at the New York Times, guns are frightening animistic objects. But Andrew Rosenthal, the editorial page editor of the Times, just took the following swipe at Ted Cruz, under the headline "Ted Cruz’s Strange Gun Argument," and it is his argument, not Ted Cruz's, that is strange to say the least: Americans who believe the Second Amendment gives them an individual right to own guns (as opposed to a more general right to bear arms, as our editorial board argues) often make cogent arguments for their position. I believe that allowing people...
  • State Rep. advocates arming domestic abuse victims (IN)

    04/17/2015 4:32:45 PM PDT · by digger48 · 8 replies
    wishtv ^ | April 17, 2015 | Jim Shella
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — State Rep. Jim Lucas is known for his defense of gun ownership and gun rights. Nevertheless, the Seymour Republican raised some eyebrows with comments made on the House floor Thursday. Every week this session, someone in the House presents a domestic violence fact in the effort to increase awareness regarding domestic abuse. Thursday, Lucas felt the need to react. Watch his statement in the video player above by clicking the play button. “There are options out there for women,” he said. “Applications for a license to carry a handgun are up significantly in the state of Indiana...
  • Magpul Glock Mag Update: ‘We Screwed Up’

    04/17/2015 3:38:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    guns.com ^ | 4/16/15 | Max Slowik
    At the top of this year Magpul announced yet another ground-breaking product, the PMAG 17. An inexpensive polymer 17-round Magpul magazine for Glock 17s, the PMAG 17 was guaranteed to succeed even before it hit the market. About the only thing that could go wrong was if some small, but critical step or test was overlooked. A small but critical mistake was made. Just a few days after the public release of the PMAG 17 Magpul has confirmed that some magazines are not feeding correctly when paired with other 9mm Glock pistols, specifically the Glock 19 and Glock 26. “Of...
  • 'Stand Your Ground' Denied in Miami Cop Murder Case

    04/17/2015 2:57:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    The woman charged with shooting and killing her Miami Police officer boyfriend lost her bid to have her case dismissed under Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law. A judge ruled Friday that Tiniko Thompson will head to trial in the shooting death of Officer Carl Patrick. Thompson, who has claimed self-defense, will remain behind bars without bond. "What she did, she did wrong," Patrick's mother, Lucille Patrick, said after Friday's hearing. "He was a good man, I'm proud of him in his grave today." Thompson, 46, was arrested on a murder charge in the May 2014 death. At the "Stand Your...
  • St. Charles deputy shooting suspect fired by TSA, lived in motel

    04/17/2015 1:43:04 PM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 4/17/15 | Littice Bacon-Blood
    The suspect arrested Thursday (April 16) and booked with attempted first-degree murder of a St. Charles Parish sheriff's deputy, was fired from the Transportation Security Administration for "unbecoming conduct" and was previously arrested and booked with domestic violence and aggravated assault, St. Charles Sheriff Greg Champagne said. The suspect, 58-year-old John Pau Devillier, is a native of St. Charles Parish. However, authorities say his most recent residence was a room at the Value Place Motel in Gulfport, Miss. "We are at this time thoroughly looking into Mr. Devillier's past," Champagne said. "We have learned, what I can positively corroborate about...
  • Anti-Gun Tim Mcgraw’s ‘Shot Gun Tour’ Tramples the 1st & 2nd Amendments

    04/17/2015 10:09:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | 4/16/15 | Ammo Land
    As reported On July 16 2015, country singer Tim McGraw along with Billy Currington will headline a fundraiser for gun control group Sandy Hook Promise in Connecticut. Sandy Hook Promise is a vehicle through which various relatives of Sandy Hook victims have joined to push gun control until it passes. Newtown father Mark Bearden joined the group pledging to “dedicate the rest of his life” to pursuing gun control. McGraw says he supports the Sandy Hook Promise, “Sandy Hook Promise teaches that we can do something to protect our children from gun violence“ and as AmmoLand Shooting Sports News has...
  • Gun owner Tim McGraw takes heat for agreeing to play Sandy Hook show

    04/17/2015 1:07:07 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 2015-04-17 | JOHN VERHOVEK
    Country music star Tim McGraw has found himself in the middle of the nation’s ongoing debate over gun control after agreeing to perform at a benefit concert for the Sandy Hook Promise foundation.
  • Ted Cruz’s frightening gun fanaticism: When a presidential contender encourages armed insurrection

    04/17/2015 11:48:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    Salon ^ | April 17, 2015 | Simon Maloy
    Ted Cruz thinks Americans should arm themselves against "tyranny," and Lindsey Graham thinks that's crazy. As incredible as it sounds, there’s an argument going on right now between two Republican senators (and, potentially, two Republican candidates for the presidency) over whether the American citizenry should be ready to fight a war against the federal government. The two senators in question are Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham, and they can’t seem to agree whether the Second Amendment serves as bulwark against government “tyranny.” It all started with a fundraising email Cruz sent making the case that “The 2nd Amendment to the...
  • Communists Demand Action For Gun Sense In America

    04/17/2015 9:38:14 AM PDT · by HammerT · 30 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 4/16/2015 | Hammer and Loupe
    Yes, we are joining the "Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America" because gun owners are a threat to our children, persons, and government. There are seasons when weapons cause mass genocide to persons. Don't believe me? PETA will tell you. Gun owners should not have guns, even in their own dwelling. Guns may end up killing one or more persons. Think of the children!!! What would happen if Bambi's mother was still alive... If Michael Brown was still alive... If Che was still alive... If.... well you get the picture. Guns are bad. That includes cookie guns, paper...
  • Seventh officer refuses to testify in trial of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo

    04/17/2015 9:23:55 AM PDT · by redreno · 8 replies
    http://www.cleveland.com ^ | 04/16/2015 | Ida Lieszkovszky
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A seventh police officer invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination Thursday in the voluntary manslaughter trial of fellow Cleveland officer Michael Brelo. Officer Erin O'Donnell, who participated in the Nov. 29, 2012 police chase and shootings that resulted in charges against Brelo, entered the courtroom with her attorney, Mark Stanton. Prosecutors asked her if she had told investigators the "whole story" of what happened on the night of Nov. 29, 2012, at which point O'Donnell invoked her Fifth Amendment right. After brief discussion, Judge John P. O'Donnell agreed that since the officer was present and fired...
  • Larry King Slams Gun Ownership: 'Beyond Comprehension' to Civil Brits

    04/17/2015 9:15:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies
    newsbusters.com ^ | 4/16/2015 | Scott Whitlock
    Some may be surprised at this revelation, but Larry King still has a television show. The former CNN host is now on the propaganda outfit Russia Today, as well as Ora TV. On Wednesday, the reliably liberal host pushed gun control in a segment on the Second Amendment. Talking to Chuck Michel of the NRA, the anchor sneered, "So, when Sandy Hook happens, does the NRA feel bad?" Referencing the British, King mused, "I interviewed the head of Scotland Yard once and he could not believe that Americans own guns. It was beyond his comprehension that you could have a...
  • No, Ted Cruz, the 2nd Amendment doesn’t protect your right to rebellion

    04/17/2015 8:02:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 107 replies
    AMERICAblog ^ | April 17, 2015 | Jon Green
    Yesterday, TalkingPointsMemo reported that Texas Senator Ted Cruz sent an email to supporters urging them to send him money to make him president so that he could, as president, protect their right to violently overthrow the president. As the email read: The 2nd Amendment to the Constitution isn’t for just protecting hunting rights, and it’s not only to safeguard your right to target practice. It is a Constitutional right to protect your children, your family, your home, our lives, and to serve as the ultimate check against governmental tyranny — for the protection of liberty Cruz’s assertion was so absurd...
  • Planned fallen soldier monument in Mich. veterans memorial causes controversy over prominence of gun

    04/17/2015 7:37:12 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 15, 2015 | Fox News
    A veterans group wants to complete the Veterans Memorial in Milford's Central Park with a fallen soldier monument, but the Village Council isn't sure the piece — which features a pair of boots and a helmet atop an M-16 rife — is an appropriate focal point for the park. Bear Hall, founder and chairman of the local Friends of American Veterans (FAV), approached the council earlier this month hoping for approval of the plan. The group wants to place a fallen solder memorial – also known as a battle field cross – at the end of the brick paver walkway...
  • JUDGE OPENS DOOR FOR COPS TO STORM YOUR HOME Rules 3rd Amendment doesn't apply to law enforcement

    04/17/2015 7:22:10 AM PDT · by Altariel · 38 replies
    WND ^ | April 16, 2015 | CHERYL CHUMLEY
    The Third Amendment, which guards against the quartering of soldiers in citizens’ homes – and which came into being because of the abuse of British troops against American patriots – has just been dinged by a judge who ruled the provision doesn’t apply to police. In essence, that means police on official business could claim the legal right to bust into a private citizen’s home and occupy it. The determination from federal district court Judge Andrew Gordon was rendered when he dismissed a Third Amendment claim from a Henderson, Nevada, family who suffered that very fate. Anthony Mitchell and his...
  • Note to NRA: We are not a nation under violent siege(barf alert)

    04/17/2015 6:01:08 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 17 apr 2015 | Francis Wilkinson
    Last weekend’s National Rifle Association annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., had something for everyone. For mainstream NRA members, there were guns aplenty. For the gullible, there was a discussion of “no-go zones” U.S. neighborhoods living under the iron hijab of the Sharia, or Islamic law. For liberals and gun-regulation advocates, there was seemingly endless fodder for snark. There may even have been an answer to a crucial question: Why now? Why are gun-industry sales so robust, and the gun movement so militant, at this particular moment? Sure, the U.S. Supreme Court emboldened the movement with its 2008 decision in District...
  • MS: Governor Signs 90% Constitutional Carry on April 10th (SB 2394)

    04/17/2015 5:15:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    How do we classify Mississippi now?  In Mississippi, you do not need a license to carry a handgun openly.   Under very liberal restrictions, you will not need a license to carry a handgun concealed.  The new law goes into effect on 1 July, 2015, in two and a half months.  From the NRA-ILA: Late Thursday, Governor Phil Bryant (R) signed Senate Bill 2394, a bill prioritized for passage by Lt. Governor Tate Reeves and sponsored by Sen. Terry Burton (R), and Senate Bill 2619, sponsored by Sen. Haskins Montgomery (D), into law.  These two measures make critical pro-Second Amendment reforms, including a clarification that...
  • This Woman Smiled after shooting a giraffe, and the Internet is Outraged

    04/17/2015 12:13:29 AM PDT · by Oztrich Boy · 69 replies
    Mashable Australia ^ | 16-04-15 | Brian Reis
    Real life Big Buck Hunter "Hero" Rebecca Francis thought she had snagged yet another trophy animal when she shot and killed a giraffe in Africa in 2010. The 41-year-old mother of eight, who's hunted and killed everything from bears, moose and bighorn rams to zebras, lynx and antelopes, downed the beast with a bow and took a picture laying next to its carcass. That, it seemed, was that. But she never considered what Ricky would think. Five years later, the comedian Ricky Gervais found the picture and tweeted it to his followers, asking, "What must've happened to you in your...
  • Homeland Insecurity Is Buying Up AR-15 Ammo

    04/16/2015 5:26:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 4/16/15 | Dave Blount
    Liberals haven’t been able to ban all-purpose sporting rifles (or “assault rifles” as authoritarians call them), so they went after AR-15 ammo. But they encountered enough resistance that they had to back down for now. In the meantime, they are trying another tack: buying up the ammo with our money: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intends to solicit offers to Request for Proposal (RFP) HSBP1015R0025 for .223 Remington (.223 Rem) Caliber Training Ammunition for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) locations nationwide, including those in the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, the Northern Marianna Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin...
  • My Promise To Ted Cruz: I'll Buy A Gun To Fight Government Tyranny If You Win

    04/16/2015 4:07:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | April 16, 2015 | Karoli
    I really mean that. I think Ted Cruz has about as much chance of winning the GOP nomination as he does of becoming a Democrat in the next six months, but on the outside chance that something about him caught with Republican voters, I'll take the pledge now. As Sahil Kapur at TPM notes, most Republican candidates run on pro-gun stances, but they usually steer clear of suggesting that people should use their guns to revolt against government. This makes sense when you think about it, given that candidates are asking people to vote them into government. "The 2nd Amendment...
  • The legal dilemma posed by pistol-gripped shotguns

    04/16/2015 1:49:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Of Arms and the Law ^ | 14 April, 2015 | David Hardy
    <p>Interesting issue ... and here I'm referring to shotguns which were originally made with a rear pistol grip in place of a buttstock.</p> <p>Under the Gun Control Act, the issue seems simple: they are pistols. Very big pistols, but pistols. Thus they have been treated, and sold in large numbers over quite a few years.</p>
  • Graham Knocks Cruz On Guns And Tyranny: 'We Tried That Once... I'm Not Looking For An Insurrection'

    04/16/2015 12:53:07 PM PDT · by VinL · 128 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 4/16/2015 | Sahil Kapor
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's argument that the Second Amendment provides the "ultimate check against government tyranny" is a bit too extreme for potential 2016 rival and fellow Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). "Well, we tried that once in South Carolina. I wouldn't go down that road again," Graham said, in an apparent reference to the Civil War. "I think an informed electorate is probably a better check than, you know, guns in the streets." Speaking to a few reporters near the Senate floor Thursday, Graham was answering questions from TPM about the Texas firebrand and presidential candidate's argument made in...
  • A Sniper Speaks - Caylen Wojcik

    04/16/2015 10:31:00 AM PDT · by w1n1
    AShooting Journal ^ | 4/16/2015 | Frank Jardim
    Caylen Wojcik was a U.S. Marine Corps scout sniper for eight years as a trainer and warrior. He served as the chief sniper in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II, conducting 100 sniper missions until he was seriously wounded during Operation Phantom Fury. He returned to training duties during his recovery and now works in the private sector for Magpul Industries as its director of training of Precision Rifle Operations. He is a man who knows what it’s like to be behind a sniper rifle in battle. Read the sniper interview here.
  • ZQI Ammunition Factory Tour

    04/16/2015 10:39:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    gunalizer.com ^ | 4/16/2015 | R Rangel
    Military Arms Channel takes a look at the ZQI ammunition factory in Turkey. How their 5.56 is made. It’s very tedious and it’s apparent that it’s very good quality ammo.
  • Mercedes 6-wheeler costars with Michael Douglas

    04/16/2015 10:36:57 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4-16-15 | Charles Flemming
    Producers of the new thriller "Beyond The Reach" needed a villain. Specifically, they needed a bad guy to costar with Michael Douglas, who plays the murderous multimillionaire out to kill an innocent hunting guide played by Jeremy Irvine. Requirements for the role included beauty, speed, agility and toughness, and the ability to withstand long shooting days in New Mexico desert near Four Corners. The casting call led them to a most unusual candidate. Douglas' evil partner in crime is played by a Mercedes 6x6.
  • Chris Christie calls for 'the right balance' on gun rights

    04/16/2015 11:10:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 92 replies
    poltico.com ^ | 4/15/2015 | Adam B. Lerner
    Chris Christie took a centrist tone on guns Wednesday, calling for the “right balance” between gun control and the Second Amendment. “We’ve got to make sure we have public safety, but on the other hand we have to protect people’s rights both as sportsmen and hunters and for self protection too, find the right balance,” Christie told a group of New Hampshire voters at Chez Vachon in Manchester, according to New Jersey newspaper The Record.
  • Sandy Hook Promise Not Anti-Gun? Let’s Check

    04/16/2015 10:59:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    shotgunnews.com ^ | 4/15/2015 | Robert W. Hunnicutt
    Yesterday’s report on country singer Tim McGraw’s pending appearance in a benefit concert for Sandy Hook Promise drew more response than anything that’s ever appeared on shotgunnews.com. By quite a measure. Clearly, this struck a nerve.
  • Report: Firearm Facility Won't have Major Impact on Surrounding Area

    04/16/2015 10:31:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    nbc29.com ^ | 4/15/2015 | unknown
    An independent review says a proposed regional firearms facility for Charlottesville, Albemarle and University of Virginia law enforcement will not hurt the environment. The environmental assessment report from ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC says that the facility would have no major impact on the surrounding area.
  • Country Singers Tim McGraw, Billy Currington Headlining Gun Control Fundraiser

    04/16/2015 10:30:04 AM PDT · by matt04 · 33 replies
    On July 17, country singers Tim McGraw and Billy Currington will headline a fundraiser for gun control group Sandy Hook Promise in Connecticut. Sandy Hook Promise was founded after Adam Lanza stole various firearms then carried out a heinous attack on Sandy Hook Elementary. NBC Connecticut quoted McGraw as saying: Out of this tragedy a group was formed that made a promise to honor the lives lost and turn it into a moment of transformation. Sandy Hook Promise teaches that we can do something to protect our children from gun violence. I want to be a part of that promise...
  • .223 Rem Training Ammunition(Contract bid)

    04/16/2015 8:16:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    fbo.gov ^ | 4/16/2015 | Unknown
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intends to solicit offers to Request for Proposal (RFP) HSBP1015R0025 for .223 Remington (.223 Rem) Caliber Training Ammunition for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) locations nationwide, including those in the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, the Northern Marianna Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. HSBP1015R0025 is scheduled to be issued on, or about, April 30, 2015.
  • National Guardsmen accused of trying to sell guns to Mexican drug cartel

    04/16/2015 8:10:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/16/2015 | unknown
    Jaime Casillas, 22, and Andrew Reyes, 34, were arrested Wednesday in Southern California, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's office in San Diego. Both men worked in the Army National Guard Armory in La Mesa, Calif.