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  • Syrian Civil War - German World War 2 Era STG 44 Rifle Used By Syrian Rebels In Firefight (Video)

    07/06/2015 6:18:55 PM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    You Tube ^ | June 16, 2015 | WarLeaks
    Video footage resurfaced showing Syrian rebels using the German Made STG 44 (Sturmgewehr 44) or also called MP 44 in fighting and firefights on the battlefield in Syria. Syrian rebels already claimed to have captured about 5000 of this automatic rifles from the Syrian army in 2012 but other footage now shows them using it in action during fighting with the Syrian army.
  • ME: Disarmist shows lack of Imagination

    07/06/2015 5:09:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Maine is moving toward constitutional or permitless carry.  It is not a large step for Maine, which has a fairly liberal concealed carry law and constitutional open carry.   The bill, LD 652 need only be signed by the Governor to become law, and it seems likely that Governor Le Page will sign it.  But that does not stop a Maine disarmist from complaining.  From centralmain.com: "And there is no good I can see in having anyone carry concealed guns without permits, training, background checks and minimum age requirements." So it all comes down to a lack of imagination on...
  • Gun-shaped phone case on law enforcement’s radar; ‘not a cool product or a good idea’

    07/06/2015 1:23:12 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    bringmethenews.com ^ | 07-06-2015 | By Shaymus McLaughlin
    (Photo: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, Facebook) That is a cellphone case sticking out of that person’s back pocket. Seriously. Here’s the rest of it, out of the pocket and up to someone’s ear. (Photo: Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Facebook) The photos initially started making the rounds last week, after the Ocean County, New Jersey, Prosecutor’s Office posted the images on Facebook. It’s been shared more than 14,700 times. “Please folks – this cell phone case is not a cool product or a good idea,” the office wrote. “A police officers’ job is hard enough, without having to make a split-second...
  • Firefighter injured by gunfire while tending to patient in Milwaukee

    07/06/2015 10:59:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7-6-15 | Ashley Luthern
    A Milwaukee firefighter was shot overnight Sunday while he and other firefighters tended to a patient who had trouble breathing. The 46-year-old firefighter, whose name was not released, suffered a graze wound to the right side of his head and has since been treated and released from the hospital, according to a fire department news release issued Monday. Firefighters were called just after midnight to the area of N. 40th St. and W. Lisbon Ave. to assist a patient with trouble breathing. Firefighters assessed and treated the patient and were in the process of transferring the patient to Curtis Ambulance...
  • 10 killed, 55 wounded in Fourth of July gun violence in Chicago

    07/06/2015 11:33:28 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 6, 2015 | By Peter Nickeas
    <p>Shootings over the Fourth of July weekend left 10 people dead and 55 others wounded, a toll lower than last year but one marked by an intense stretch of gun violence over eight hours on one of the nights.</p> <p>Among those killed was 7-year-old Amari Brown, shot in the chest as he watched fireworks near his father's home in Humboldt Park late Saturday night. Police say they believe the attack was aimed at the father, whom they described as a ranking gang member.</p>
  • White House blames GOP for Kathryn Steinle’s slaying, rise in gun violence

    07/06/2015 12:13:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 89 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 6, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    The White House blamed congressional Republicans Monday for the death of a San Francisco woman allegedly shot by a repeat offender illegal immigrant, and for a spate of gun violence last weekend in President Obama’s hometown of Chicago. Referring to the shooting death last week of Kathryn Steinle, allegedly shot by a Mexican man who has been deported five times, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the U.S. would be safer if Republican lawmakers had approved comprehensive immigration reform backed by the president. “The president has done everything within his power to make sure that we’re focusing our law...
  • Changing our DNA; Letter to the editor

    07/06/2015 8:21:54 AM PDT · by rey · 18 replies
    Letter to the editor, Santa Rosa, CA (Obviously stands for Crazy America) Changing our DNA EDITOR: I think it’s about time that we give up trying to reform anyone’s attitudes about gun control and racism. As President Barack Obama said the other day, that stuff is in our DNA. Yes, our DNA makes us human beings the greedy, selfish and dangerously inconsiderate people we usually are when dealing with those whom we don’t love and respect such as parents, children, friends and the like. It’s time for the genetic engineers to work seriously on eliminating from our gnome that which...
  • San Francisco shooter: How did repeat felon get gun? (found it on a park bench)

    07/06/2015 9:06:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 6, 2015 | Jessica Mendoza
    The man arrested in the fatal shooting of a woman at San Francisco’s Pier 14 has confessed to the crime – though he said it was an accident. In a jailhouse interview Sunday with KGO-TV’s Cornell Barnard, Francisco Sanchez, speaking in a mix of Spanish and English, said he had found the gun, wrapped inside a shirt, while he was sitting on a bench and smoking a cigarette at the pier. He had picked it up and “it started to fire on its own,” Mr. Sanchez said, adding that he has poor vision and was under the influence of sleeping...
  • 2 states to see final push for constitutional carry this week

    07/06/2015 8:18:06 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 10 replies
    GUNS.com ^ | 6JUL2015 | Chris Eger
    Governors in New Hampshire and Maine are set to make a decision on if the carry of a concealed handgun without a permit will be signed into law in coming days. In New Hampshire, Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) has promised gun control groups she would veto a narrowly successful measure placed on her desk this week. In Maine, Gov. Paul LePage (R) earlier voiced support for a proposal that passed the state legislature by large margins, but has since vowed not to sign any bills under protest of the lawmakers’ refusal to act on eliminating the state’s income tax. LePage’s...
  • Don’t Equate Same-Sex Marriage Decision with National Concealed Carry Reciprocity (NRA)

    07/06/2015 8:28:50 AM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | July 5, 2015
    On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which concerned whether same-sex marriage is a right protected by the U.S. Constitution. Although the case did not address the right to bear arms, some pro-gun advocates began debating whether the Court’s reasoning and analysis had application to national concealed carry licensing reciprocity. This is a reasonable question. If states that formerly did not sanction same-sex marriage now have to recognize all marriages from states that do, shouldn’t that also mean restrictive “may issue” concealed carry jurisdictions have to recognize concealed carry...
  • 9 dead, 47 injured in Fourth of July weekend shootings (in Chicago ... in 48 hours)

    07/06/2015 5:21:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 3, 2015
    Fourth of July weekend shootings have left nine people dead — including a 7-year-old boy — and at least 47 others injured since Thursday evening. Seven-year-old Amari Brown was killed in a shooting that also left a 26-year-old woman wounded late Saturday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. [Snip] The boy’s father, Antonio Brown, is a ranking gang member with 45 previous arrests and was not cooperating with police as of Sunday afternoon as they tried to find his son’s killer, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Sunday.
  • Brady Campaign "A+" Politician Guilty of Weapons-Related Racketeering

    07/06/2015 5:32:27 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 7-3-15 | NRA-ILA
    The Sacramento Bee reports that former California State Sen. Leland Yee, a gun control advocate rated "A+" by the Brady Campaign, has pled guilty to weapons-related racketeering charges in an organized crime case and now faces 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Talk about hypocrisy. Last year we noted that in 2012, Yee said "no one will convince me it's anything other than a joke to say that having multiple clips and semi-automatic weapons that can shoot 100 or more bullets at a time is necessary in this state or in this country. It's ridiculous."
  • MO: State Supreme Court Upholds Strong Right to Arms Amendment

    07/06/2015 4:16:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Missouri State Supreme Court has upheld Amendment 5, which provides increased protection of the right to keep and bear arms in the State.  From stlpublicradio.org: Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, a Democrat running for governor in 2016, has stuck by Amendment 5 as well -- despite heat he has taken from fellow Democrats, including St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce. In her own statement, Joyce said her office was closely reviewing the Supreme Court's decision. "We remain very hopeful that we will retain our abilities to hold gun offenders accountable to ensure the safety of all citizens in...
  • WHAT IS POPE FRANCIS UP TO WITH HIS POLITICAL GAME

    07/05/2015 7:44:47 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 26 replies
    5 July 15 | hapnHal
    In September of this year, Francis will come to America to address the UN and to meet with Obama and Congress. He will give the opening speech at the UN in New York and will call for “climate change throughout the world”…..but is climate change really his game ? His speeches and actions of recent have been raising eyebrows around the world with his flock ! His openly crawling in bed with the deceivers ( Obama and company) who are pushing for “depopulation”, “redistribution of wealth”, ‘global governance”, and all the other nasty items in the UN plan called AGENDA...
  • Body camera video shows East Texas police shoot, kill man who pulled fake gun

    07/05/2015 7:32:03 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 29 replies
    my san antonio ^ | 7-215 | JOSHUA FECHTER
    The Palestine Police Department has released graphic body camera footage of a fatal altercation in May between two of its officers and a man accused of stealing beer outside of an Applebee's restaurant. Footage uploaded to YouTube shows Palestine Police Sgt. Gabriel Green and Officer Kaylynn Griffin confronting James D. Bushey, 47, in the Applebee's bathroom on May 31 before leading him outside. The two officers had been alerted that Bushey had allegedly attempted to lift a case of beer from a nearby Walmart. "What do you need?" Bushey asks the officer Green in the videos. Green tells the man...
  • Mark Levin’s New Blockbuster ‘Plunder and Deceit’ Sets the Stage for the 2016 Debates

    07/05/2015 4:17:04 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5 Jul 2015 | Stephen K. Bannon
    Radio host Mark Levin’s new book warns America about the impending crisis that will doom the next generation: ... Levin’s sixth book is a “fire bell in the night” to our nation, especially its young people, about the attack on liberty and prosperity and the coming crisis, manufactured by a Leviathan-like government, that threatens to swallow future generations. The power of Levin’s book is in his taking virtually every major problem facing the country — the debt, entitlements, open immigration, radical environmentalism, education, minimum wage, national security, the Constitution, and others — and compellingly laying out the case against big...
  • What citizens can do to resist the ruling class’s redefinitions of moral and cultural norms

    07/05/2015 3:52:38 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/4/15 | ANGELO M. CODEVILLA
    “To learn who rules over you, find out whom you are not allowed to criticize.” — Voltaire If you’re wondering what Americans can do as our ruling class sets about enforcing its redefinition of marriage, start by looking back at what it did to the citizens of Indiana when their legislature raised the possibility that someone might object to joining in celebrations of homosexual marriage. Support for homosexual unions was incidental to the insistence of the likeminded folks atop society’s commanding heights on punishing Indiana. What incurs their ire has less to do with any substantive matter than with the...
  • Rise in Gun Sales: Jews Are Arming

    07/05/2015 4:44:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    INN ^ | 7/5/2015, 7:03 PM | Hezki Ezra
    Gun shop owners are reporting a spike in gun sales, as a result of the current terror wave, and also of new regulations that allow more citizens to buy and hold guns. Yitzchak Mizrahi, who owns the Magnum firearms store in Jerusalem, told Arutz Sheva Sunday that Jews are responding to the ongoing terror attacks in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, by buying more weapons, and that the new criteria issued by the Interior Ministry are making it possible for many people who could not do so in the past, to arm themselves. …
  • Eight Dead, 41 Wounded in Fourth of July Weekend Violence in Chicago

    07/05/2015 3:37:50 PM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    nbcchicago.com ^ | 7/5/2015 | unknown
    At least eight people have died and 41 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago this Fourth of July weekend.
  • StolenGuns A Commonality In Tampa Shootings

    07/05/2015 1:18:22 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 21 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | July 4, 2015 | Elizabeth Behrman / Tribune Staff
    TAMPA — Most of the 21 homicides and more than two dozen shootings Tampa police have investigated this year have several factors in common. The violence primarily is a result of neighborhood feuds among groups of mostly young black men, police say. All of the shootings took place in East and West Tampa. And investigators are struggling to get information from witnesses and victims about who committed the crimes. Another pattern has emerged that has Tampa police and federal authorities working together to put a stop to it: Most of the bullets are being fired from stolen guns. “We believe...
  • Feminist Website: People Who Vote Republican do it to "Hurt People of Color"

    07/05/2015 11:46:01 AM PDT · by rightistight · 53 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/5/15 | Aurelius
    If you vote Republican, there's a good chance you're doing it because you want to "hurt people of Color." That's one of the messages from Everyday Feminism's new article, "Here Are the Real Reasons Why We White People Struggle to Admit That Racism Still Exists." The author, Jamie Utt, says that "we whites" need to realize the evil we're perpetrating. One of the "reasons" why white people can't admit that racism still exists is that "White People Have an Emotional Stake in Denying White Supremacy," he explains. "Because that way, we can avoid dealing with how we’re complicit in its...
  • 6/11/14: Prepper’s Underground Guide to Improvised Weapons! How to Protect Yourself W/out a Firearm

    07/05/2015 12:35:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    American Firearms ^ | June 11, 2014
    I think you'll be shocked by what you are about to read. If you believe we are heading for any number of wide-spread emergencies in the near future you may be making plans. Believe it or not, many people are making a fatal mistake by overlooking a serious component of their preparation. You may have plenty of stockpiled firearms and ammunition. But what will you do if you are under attack and can't get to your firearms? Whether you are planning for Armageddon, trying to win back control of your hijacked airliner from radical extremists, or just trying to stay...
  • Twelve Things to Remember if the SCOTUS Decision Upsets You

    07/05/2015 5:21:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Standing on my Head ^ | July 3, 2015 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    The Supreme Court decision allowing gay “marriage” in the United States has upset all right minded Christians, and rightly so.It is pretty clear that the Supreme Court has rubber stamped a widespread rejection of Christian morality by a large segment of the American people.Not only has the Supreme Court ratified same sex “marriage” but they have overturned majority opinions of the people, set themselves up as arbiters of human morality, trampled on states’ rights, ignored not only historic Christian teaching, but the understanding of marriage held by all people at all times and in all cultures down through history.We’re right...
  • Al Jazeera Video that Mocks Americans as Fat, Gun-Toting Racists (Independence Day)

    07/05/2015 7:27:11 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 07/05/15 | Sharona Schwartz
    Al Jazeera’s digital media platform AJ+ posted a Fourth of July-themed video mocking Americans as fat, cheese-eating, gun-toting, pill-popping, racist porn watchers. While some on social media applauded the creation, others slammed the Qatar-owned network for using the holiday “to dump” on America. Social media users got particularly riled up by the criticism coming from the channel owned by Qatar — a country where stoning is a legal punishment under Shariah law, women have second class legal status, writers can be imprisoned for criticizing the emir and abuse of foreign laborers has been repeatedly criticized by human rights groups. The...
  • US gun, ammo tax revenue hits record high - creating windfall for wildlife programs

    07/05/2015 7:03:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    duluthnewstribune.com ^ | 7/5/2015 | John Myers
    Gun owners across the U.S. continued their unprecedented spending spree in 2014, buying firearms and ammunition at a record clip and, whether they knew it or not, pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into wildlife conservation programs. Advertisement The federal excise tax on new firearms, ammunition and archery gear — collected at the manufacturer’s level — jumped to $824 million in 2014, up from the all-time high of $812 million in 2013 and more than triple the amount from a decade ago, according to recent federal data.
  • Church ‘obsessions’ As culture pushes abortion and sex outside of marriage, the Church...with truth

    07/04/2015 1:26:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    OSV.com ^ | 7/1/2015 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Church ‘obsessions’ As the culture pushes abortion and sex outside of marriage, the Church is called to respond with truth Msgr. Charles Pope OSV Newsweekly 7/1/2015 Question: My sister-law is hostile to the Church and says that we are obsessed by sex and abortion and don’t care about the same things Jesus did, like the poor. Is there an effective answer to this charge? Name withheld, Newark, New Jersey Answer: The charge that the Church is “obsessed” with sex and abortion — and many today add homosexuality — is not sustainable. Any look at the Catechism of the Catholic Church...
  • Arms of the Tunisian Mass Shooter

    07/05/2015 5:42:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In reading about the horrific attack by the Tunisian mass shooter, on the beach on Friday, the 26th of June, 2015, it appears that he used two weapons systems.  An AKM rifle, commonly referred to as an AK47, almost certainly in 7.62x39 caliber, with several standard 30 round magazines, was used for most of the killing.  The rifle is seen above.  It has wooden furniture, the AKM muzzle brake, and a web sling.  It is missing the standard cleaning rod from under the barrel. Update: from a colleague on freerepublic: Appears to be an Egyptian Maadi [or MISR] AKM....
  • I Own Guns. But I Hate the NRA.

    07/04/2015 10:49:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Minnesota Star Tribune ^ | JULY 4, 2015 | David Fellerath
    Some time after I bought my first gun, I got a robocall from the National Rifle Association, asking me to join. After the customary “Please stay on the line …” from a pleasant but earnest voice, I recoiled from the barkings of an angry-sounding man: “Did I know that Barack Hussein Obama and European leaders are meeting on American soil right now, at this very moment, to plot the confiscation of my guns?” The caller continued with his insinuations of an imminent United Nations plot against America, but before I could be handed off to a live operator, I hung...
  • VIDEO: Ruger Version of the Star-Spangled Banner

    07/04/2015 6:35:26 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 26 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 4, 2015 | Dave Blount
    What could be more patriotic on the Fourth of July than playing the Star-Spangled Banner with a Ruger 10/22? Chris Cheng demonstrates:
  • Comparing Death Rates from Mass Public Shootings and Mass Public Violence in the US and Europe

    07/04/2015 4:33:56 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 9 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | JUNE 23, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    In his address to the nation after the Charleston attack, Obama claimed: “we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency.” Senator Harry Reid made a similar statement on June 23rd: “The United States is the only advanced country where this type of mass violence occurs. Let’s do something. We can expand, for example, background checks. … We should support not giving guns to people who are mentally ill and felons.” This claim is...
  • The top three mass public shootings, 9 of the worst 13, are outside the United States

    07/04/2015 4:31:05 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 24 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | June 28, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    After the Charleston massacre, President Obama made this comment: “the unique mayhem that gun violence afflicts upon this nation.” The three worst public mass shootings and nine of the worst 13 public mass shootings occurred outside the US. Of these cases, nine occurred in developed or “advanced” countries. The worst public mass shooting are as follows: 1) Utoya, Norway, July 22, 2011: Anders Behring Breivik used a gun to kill 67 people and wound 110 others. Still others were killed by bombs that Breivik detonated. 2) Sousse, Tunisia, June 26, 2015: Seifeddine Rezgui, a college student, used a gun to...
  • Bogus gun control successes: U.K. edition

    07/04/2015 8:28:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/4/2015 | Matt Palumbo
    Back when he was still on the air, I would often perform an act of charity in doubling Piers Morgan’s ratings by tuning in to his show. When the topic of gun control would come up, and it did often, there was one argument that Piers would often bring up: that America has lax gun laws and plenty of gun homicides, while England and Wales have strong gun control and very few gun homicides. The argument at face value appears to have some validity – the U.S. has around 8,000 gun-related homicides, while England and Wales have about 60 combined.
  • Pound Sand, Your Honor! More Americans Want States to Ignore Federal Courts

    07/03/2015 8:02:37 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | 03 July 2015 | Selwyn Duke
    While dissenting from the recent Supreme Court decision rubber-stamping same-sex “marriage,” Justice Antonin Scalia warned his colleagues that with “each decision ... unabashedly based not on law” the Court moves “one step closer to being reminded of [its] impotence.” And a new poll shows that another such step has in fact been taken, with more Americans supporting the idea that states should have the right to ignore federal court rulings. Writes Rasmussen Reports, “A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 33% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe that states should have the right to ignore federal court rulings...
  • Pope Francis Comment on Gays

    If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge? We shouldn't marginalise people for this. They must be integrated into society. Pope Francis Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/slideshow/authors/top_10_pope_francis_quotes.html#QDU6y5fekEMZIW9l.99
  • ME: Constitutional Carry Bill Goes to Governor Paul Le Page

    07/04/2015 5:52:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 July, | Dean Weingarten
    LD 652/SP 245, known as the constitutional carry bill, has been passed out of the special appropriations table, been  approved of in the Senate (again) by a 23 to 12 vote, and will now go to Governor Paul Le Page for signature or veto.   It does not appear that the legislature will be in session for three consecutive days in July, so if Governor Le Page does not sign the bill, it will not become law. Governor Le Page said that he would not sign the bill if it required Maine residents under the age of 21, on active...
  • Burglars smash van into sporting goods store only to find owner waiting

    07/03/2015 4:26:34 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 50 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 03 JULY 2015 | WISN.COM
    MILWAUKEE — Shortly before sunrise, police said a stolen van smashed through the doors of the Bouchard’s Sporting Goods store near North Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive. The burglars were unaware the owner was sleeping inside. Police said he greeted them with gunfire. A short time after the shooting, three guys showed up at the emergency room at Columbia St. Mary's. One of them had been shot multiple times. Police arrested all three of them.
  • Gun safety instruction OK in public elementary schools, new Louisiana law says

    07/03/2015 3:26:13 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/1/15 | Emily Lane
    When school starts this fall, public schools in Louisiana will have the option to instruct elementary students on gun safety. Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday (July 1) signed a bill into law that permits cities, parishes and local public school boards to provide students with "age and grade appropriate" firearm accident prevention and safety instruction. A suggested curriculum includes the Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program, developed by the National Rifle Association.(snip)The bill received full passage by the Legislature, by a vote of 94-3 in the House and 38-1 in the Senate.
  • David Frum Ignores reality in his anti-gun "article"

    07/03/2015 2:52:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    David Frum, in an article published in the Atlantic on 23 May, takes considerable liberties with the facts and truth.   The article is under the "politics" section, so it should be a bit more concerned with facts than a typical opinion piece.  But disarmists seldom let reality interfere with their fantasies.  Frum makes a number of assertions as fact that are not true.  He selectively ignores other facts that invalidate his thesis.  Here are some of the more egregious errors. He claims that mass killing with firearms is a distinctly American phenomena.  That is simply false, an echoing of...
  • Bragg soldier charged with going armed to the terror of the public

    07/03/2015 7:02:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Fay Observer ^ | 07/03/15 | Nichole Manna
    A Fort Bragg soldier with an AR-15 assault-type rifle wearing a military ballistic panel carrier and carrying multiple rifle ammunition magazines caused a busy Cross Creek Mall to lock down Thursday night. Bryan Scott Wolfinger, 25, was charged early this morning with going armed to the terror of the public. He told police he was preparing to have photographs taken with military equipment when 911 calls sent Fayetteville police to the mall. Wolfinger was processed at the Cumberland County Detention Center and was released to his company commander and provost marshal at Fort Bragg. The incident happened on the eve...
  • Police ID suspect killed in shootout with former CNN reporter as Memphis fugitive

    07/03/2015 6:36:59 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    KOB News Albuquerque ^ | 7/3/15 | Blair Miller
    Thursday night, Albuquerque police identified the man killed in a shootout at a west side Motel 6 with former CNN reporter Chuck de Caro as 27-year-old Tomorio Walton, who APD says is an absconder out of Memphis, Tennessee. APD spokesperson Tanner Tixier said it is unknown how long Walton had been in the Albuquerque area.
  • Fireworks and Guns and the Second Amendment

    07/03/2015 8:44:49 AM PDT · by Talkwire · 3 replies
    Lawyer's Blog ^ | July 2, 2015 | Joseph Tully
    "Guns and fireworks are symbols of the birth of our Nation and our freedom. The beautiful spectacle in the skies and the loud booms created by fireworks are a proxy for the gunfire that forged us as a unified nation. Thus, guns and fireworks are symbols of independence and the power to secure it. Tyrants hate that. More and more around the country, there are restrictions on gun sales as well as fireworks. This is a symptom of the same illness; over-reaching autocrats pushing their will on the people. When the Second amendment is encroached, the banning of fireworks is...
  • CA Senator Diane Feinstein: Why I Oppose National Concealed Carry Reciprocity

    07/03/2015 7:54:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 7/3/2015 | Robert Farago
    TTAG reader MK contacted U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein to ask her support for national concealed carry reciprocity. (I know, right?) The email he received from the California Democrat – who never met a gun control law she didn’t like – was less than enthusiastic . . .
  • Anti-2nd Amendment gun smuggler, Democrat Leland Yee, headed to prison

    07/03/2015 7:18:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 7/3/2015 | Robert Laurie
    We’re glad this criminal is off the streets, but we’ll also be honest. We were hoping this one would go to trial because an anti-2nd Amendment Democrat who also happens to be an international gun-runner is just too much fun to pass up. Have fun in the slammer, Mr. Yee.
  • Cops hate this gun-shaped iPhone case

    07/03/2015 6:34:36 AM PDT · by ToxicMich · 47 replies
    "Most kids carry their cell phone in their back pocket, and if someone reaches for it, in my mind they're reaching for a gun," said Al Della Fave, a retired New Jersey state trooper and firearms instructor. Dellla Fave, a spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office in New Jersey, shared a Facebook (FB, Tech30) photo of the iPhone case that he found on a closed social media site for cops. A model poses with her phone tucked into her back pocket, and the protruding case looks like the handle of a semiautomatic compact pistol.
  • Jim Jefferies Wants to keep Women from having guns

    07/03/2015 5:52:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Comedian Jim Jefferies has been making a bit of a splash in the United States by putting together a misleading rant against the right to bear arms in the U.S.  Jefferies does not want women to have guns.  He says that he does not want anyone to have guns, but then he is much bigger and stronger than most women, so perhaps he does not mind being disarmed, as long as women are disarmed as well.  A general prohibition on guns always favors those who are bigger, stronger and younger. Jefferies does not just rant about guns, he rants...
  • Home Invasion Survivor: I Was Against Guns, Now I Carry

    07/02/2015 8:58:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    First Coast News | 7/2
    Home invasion survivor: I was against guns, now I carry
  • Lafayette woman raises awareness on gun safety after a recent tragedy

    A Lafayette woman is working to raise awareness about gun safety after an accidental shooting claimed the life of her friend and star Northside High basketball player Jo'Nathan Delacroix. "He was like a little brother to me, especially when we were growing up." Morgane Prejean said. Lafayette police have said Delacroix and another Northside High student, Anthony Beloney, were handling what they thought was an unloaded gun last weekend, when it went off, fatally wounding Delacroix. Beloney has been arrested on a count of negligent homicide. News of Delacroix's death devastated Prejean. She has decided to use the tragedy as...
  • Polygamy: The Marriage of the Tea Party, Wall Street, and Evangelicals Dissolves

    07/02/2015 7:18:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics The Blog ^ | June 30, 2015 | Richard Brodsky, Senior Fellow, Demos
    It was a difficult marriage from the beginning. Its success was largely regional and state by state. But where it worked, it worked well, mainly the South and parts of the West. They papered over their differences for years. Now they've grown apart and a messy divorce looms. It wasn't exactly a shotgun marriage. The Wall Street/Koch Brothers crowd gleefully accepted the support of Tea Party and evangelical leaders, as long as austerity, high-end tax cuts and deregulation were part of the agenda. The cultural right needed money and legitimacy. Everybody got along. No more. The split was thrust into...
  • America’s views on abortion still don’t match Amanda Marcotte’s caricatures, and she can’t stand it

    07/02/2015 6:58:28 PM PDT · by Morgana
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jul 2, 2015 | Calvin Freiburger
    Last week’s Supreme Court ruling forcing every state to recognize same-sex marriage has inspired a New York Times post by David Leonhardt and Alicia Parlapiano, exploring why increasing public acceptance of homosexuality hasn’t been accompanied by increasing acceptance of abortion. This is a question we’ve explored here before too, and they come to basically the same conclusion: while the case against same-sex marriage is somewhat abstract and gay causes tend to have an edge with Americans’ live-and-let-live sensibilities, the fact that abortion has a specific victim means an “unavoidable tension between a mother’s rights and a fetus’s” can never be...
  • Court Revives Challenge To Ban On Gun Sales To Americans Visiting From Abroad

    07/02/2015 2:20:27 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 9 replies
    WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a lawsuit backed by gun rights activists challenging a U.S. government policy that prevents American citizens who live abroad from buying guns when they visit the United States.A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, by a 2-1 vote, threw out a federal district judge’s ruling that had rejected the challenge. The appeals court ordered that the case now go to trial.