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  • The Hidden Forces That Promote Conspiracy Thinking About Mass Killing

    10/23/2017 4:53:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The explosion of conspiracy theories accompanying the mass killing in Las Vegas can be seen all over the Internet.The theories and their rationals range from the absurd, such as “a 64-year-old man could not have moved 10 bags up to his room alone” to somewhat sophisticated analysis of cell phone recordings that claim to find evidence of two shooters. I have not seen any convincing evidence that requires a conspiracy to explain the mass murder.  I use Occam's razor to winnow out the theories. That is, when given two explanations, the preference should be given to the simpler, less...
  • Why Are Federal Bureaucrats Buying Guns And Ammo? $158 Million Spent By Non-Military Agencies

    10/22/2017 11:28:58 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 49 replies
    Forbes ^ | 20 Oct, 2017 | Adam Andrzejewski
    We live in a dangerous world. For the 70,000 officers at Homeland Security and the 40,000 officers within the Department of Justice, proper training and equipment are vital to their daily law enforcement duties. Over a nearly two-year period - the last years of the Obama administration (FY2015 - FY2016), these law enforcement agencies spent $138 million on new guns and ammunition. That seems reasonable. What’s curious, however, is that traditionally administrative agencies spent more than $20 million. Four notable examples: 1) The 2,300 Special Agents at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are allowed to carry AR-15’s, P90 tactical rifles,...
  • Would Impeaching Trump Set Off a Gun-Toting Citizens’ Uprising?

    10/22/2017 9:19:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 114 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October 21, 2017 | Neil H. Buchanan
    It will soon have been three weeks since the Las Vegas shooting massacre, but already the news cycle has moved on. All of the other issues that have been in the headlines—male sexual predation, Donald Trump’s (un)fitness for the presidency, the respective futures of the Iran nuclear agreement and the Affordable Care Act, and on and on—are undeniably important. On the other hand, we know in our aching hearts that such carnage will happen again. At this point, it still counts as news when a man kills three people and wounds two others in Maryland, but such numbers do not...
  • Australian Gun Culture: End of the 2017 Amnesty 50,000 Guns

    10/22/2017 8:20:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Australian nationwide gun amnesty is over. It lasted three months, was nationwide, and received a lot of attention, domestic and international. I was there for almost the entire amnesty, from 1 July to September 26. The Amnesty ended on 30 September.While I was there I talked to dozens of gun owners, employees and owners of gun shops, and police officers. There are some interesting things that are not being written about or are overlooked.Most articles are claiming that over 50,000 guns were turned in and will be destroyed. I believe the 50,000 number for guns turned in. I...
  • There's Another Scandal Brewing And It Could Bring Hollywood Down

    10/22/2017 7:36:26 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 74 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-22-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    For years, actor Corey Feldman has argued that Hollywood has a very serious issue: pedophilia. He is a victim of abuse himself. As a child actor, he and his fellow '80s star Corey Haim suffered tremendously because of pedophiles in powerful positions. According to Feldman, Haim started using drugs to cope with this trauma. As most people know, drug addiction eventually killed him. [VIDEO OF FELDMAN] Although Feldman has been warning the entire world about Hollywood's powerful pedophiles for years now, he has mostly been ignored by the powers that be of the mainstream media. See, for instance, this exchange...
  • From The Gym To The Gun Range, Here's Where Antifa Learn To Fight

    10/21/2017 9:27:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | October 19, 2017 | Kate Talerico
    The anti-fascists are wearing their sweatpants today. Tennis shoes are a must. They’ve been told to wear something breathable — no masks, no bandanas, no armor. Almost nobody wears black (almost nobody). Gym members drift in through the door of the Breakaway Social Center in the Little Village neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side. The two-story corner building was once home to a $10-a-haircut barbershop, but now the walls are lined with posters bearing anarchist symbols and advertising a recent lecture on militant suffragettes. The couches are pushed back to the walls, next to shelves stacked with political journals. On the...
  • Kokomo man’s warning after having 16 guns stolen: ‘Don’t let strippers in your house’

    10/21/2017 7:03:34 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 40 replies
    Fox 59 ^ | Oct 20 2017 | RUSS MCQUAID
    KOKOMO, Ind.-- Howard County gun owner Billy Swaggerty said he learned a bitter lesson after his back door was kicked in last spring and more than a dozen firearms, some of them assault-style rifles, and the safes they were kept in were stolen. “Be careful who you tell, keep it to yourself, don’t be bragging about how many guns you got, be careful who you let into your house and make sure you buy a quality safe,” he said. “And that’s another thing…don’t let strippers in your house.” Swaggerty said last winter a woman he knew in passing showed up...
  • Nevada suit seeks to enforce expanded gun background checks

    10/21/2017 10:34:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 10/15/2017 | Kent Thurber
    A group behind a ballot initiative that Nevada voters approved last year expanding gun background checks to unlicensed dealers is suing the governor and attorney general to try to make them enforce it. The measure mandating FBI background checks on private-party gun sales passed by less than 1 percentage point in November after Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed a similar measure in 2013. Attorney General Adam Laxalt has maintained that the new law can’t be enforced after the FBI informed the state in December it wants Nevada’s Department of Public Safety to conduct the checks itself in the same way...
  • Loaded Handgun Carrying Among US Adults, 2015

    10/21/2017 10:29:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 10/17/2017 | Ali Rowhani-Rahbar MD, PhD, MPH, Deborah Azrael PhD, Vivian H. Lyons MPH, Joseph A. Simonetti MD, MP
    Objectives. To determine the frequency of loaded handgun carrying among US adult handgun owners, characterize those who carry, and examine concealed carrying by state concealed carry laws. Methods. Using a nationally representative survey of US adults in 2015, we asked handgun owners (n = 1444) about their past-30-day carrying behavior. Results. Among surveyed handgun owners, 24% (95% confidence interval[CI] = 21%, 26%) carried loaded handguns monthly, of whom 35% (95% CI = 29%, 41%) did so daily; 82% (95% CI = 77%, 86%) carried primarily for protection. The proportion of handgun owners who carried concealed loaded handguns in the past 30 days was 21% (95% CI = 12%, 35%) in...
  • Vegas shooting doesn’t change opinions on guns: AP-NORC poll

    10/21/2017 10:18:09 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 8 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 10/20/2017 | Lisa Marie Pane
    ATLANTA (AP) — The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americans’ opinions about gun laws. The nation is closely divided on whether restricting firearms would reduce such mass shootings or homicides, though a majority favor tighter laws as they have for several years, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The massive divide on stricter limits remains firmly in place.
  • AP Poll: Support for gun control unchanged by Las Vegas shooting

    10/21/2017 8:37:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 10/20/2017 | John Sexton
    A poll by the Associated Press found that while a majority of Americans still support stricter gun control, a result found in several previous polls, that support slipped slightly (down 3%) compared to the same poll last year. However, the 3% decline is within the poll’s margin of error meaning it may not be significant. In any case, the AP headlines the fact that just weeks after the worst shooting in modern American history, the numbers remain basically unchanged. The Associated Press story is titled “Vegas shooting doesn’t change opinions on guns.”
  • Open Carry at the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Dallas

    10/21/2017 7:29:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    At the Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC) in Dallas, Texas, I noticed a significant amount of the open carry of sidearms. This would not have been legal as late as December of 2015. The open carry of a Bowie knife would have been illegal up until then end of August this year!In addition to the licensed open carry of handguns, edged weapons with blades of more than 5.5 inches can now be legally carried in most places. One participant carried an iconic Bowie knife at the GRPC. He graciously allowed me to take a picture. Knife Rights deserves much...
  • NRA: Trump is victim of ‘most ruthless attack on a president’ in history

    10/20/2017 7:01:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/20/17 | John Bowden
    The National Rifle Association (NRA) claims in a new video that President Trump and his supporters are being subjected to the most "ruthless" attack against a U.S. president and his supporters in the history of the country.In a video posted Friday to the group's Twitter account, spokeswoman Dana Loesch accuses Democrats and other critics of the Trump administration of trying to delegitimize Trump's presidency.“We are witnesses to the most ruthless attack on a president and the people who voted for him, and the free system that allowed it to happen, in American history," Loesch says at the beginning of the video.Scenes...
  • Permitted concealed handguns stop two kidnappings

    10/20/2017 8:15:59 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 7 replies
    Las Vegas, Nevada, Las Vegas Review-Journal, October 19, 2017 As he always does before leaving his house, Pearson, a concealed-carry weapon permit holder, put his pistol on his hip. . .
  • Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) urges Democrats to hide views on gun control

    10/20/2017 8:14:05 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 20 replies
    The Hill newspaper and Politico have articles about how Democrats want to avoid discussing their views on gun control until after the 2018 mid-term elections.
  • A Cub Scout pressed a lawmaker about gun control. Then his den kicked him out, his mother said.

    10/20/2017 7:55:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 20, 2017 | Samantha Schmidt
    When Ames Mayfield’s Cub Scout den met with a Colorado state senator last week, the 11-year-old came prepared with a long list of typed-up questions. Ames pressed the Republican state senator, Vicki Marble, on an issue he knew was important to her: gun legislation. The Cub Scout in Broomfield, about 20 miles north of Denver, asked her a slew of questions about previous bills she had sponsored in support of the right to bear arms, and he wasn’t shy about inserting his opinion. “I was shocked that you co-sponsored a bill to allow domestic violence offenders to continue to own...
  • 5 Examples Of Why You Should Never Give Up Your Gun Rights

    10/20/2017 1:06:44 PM PDT · by davikkm · 25 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    Whenever a horrific mass shooting occurs like the one in Las Vegas a few weeks ago, many on the left become verbose in their insistence on tougher gun laws. Even though the gunman violated the gun laws already in place, the left still wants to add more laws. Even though violent acts are committed every day without guns, the left still wants more gun laws. Even though they despise the police force, they still want the police to be the only ones with firearms. This article will go over 5 examples of why you must never be fooled by the...
  • Twitter Stunned By Dana Loesch’s New NRA Ad: ‘This Is Just Straight Fascism Now’

    10/20/2017 5:45:35 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 69 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 20th, 2017 | Casey Hopkins
    “We are witnesses to the most ruthless attack on a president…” exclaims Conservative political commentator and generally terrifying person Dana Loesch in a new Twitter video ad by the National Rifle Association. The unflinching, nearly unblinking delivery of Dana’s hyperbole in the video is introduced by an ominous sub-frequency and intercut with clips of the various ‘enemies’ and ‘saboteurs’ of the President and by Dana’s/the NRA’s logic, America. The thing that’s seemingly implied in the video is that gun-owners and NRA members are the last line of defense for America’s most sacred institutions and more importantly—of course—the Trump presidency.
  • Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) urges Democrats to hide views on gun control

    10/20/2017 12:21:53 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 26 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | October 20, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    The Hill newspaper and Political have articles about how Democrats want to avoid discussing their views on gun control until after the 2018 mid-term elections.  From The Hill: Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) is urging his colleagues to stay away from gun control in the budget debate despite pressure from activist groups that argue the party needs to take a stand given the string of mass shootings across the country. Schumer, focused on next year’s midterm elections, thinks it is smarter to focus on economics — specifically President Trump’s tax plan, which Democrats say is a giveaway to corporations...
  • 12th Annual TexasCowboy + 2 Shoot

    10/20/2017 9:19:06 AM PDT · by TheMom · 119 replies
    The fun has begun! Tonight's dinner is BBQ ribs & chicken, potato salad and cole slaw. There will dart games, Scrabble and lots of BS'ing and laughter. Tomorrow the shooting starts at 10:00 at Hicksville Range in Gatesville. Eaker's ashes will be blown into the Heavens at 11:00. If things follow the same pattern as every other shoot, we'll eat lunch around 1:00. Looking forward to seeing all that show up, will miss those can't make it.