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  • MSNBC Republican: 'You're a Bad Parent If You Have a Gun in the House'

    10/04/2017 12:42:19 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 91 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 10/04/2017 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Tuesday's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, frequent MSNBC Republican guest David Frum lamented over the trend towards loosening gun laws -- even after high-profile mass shootings -- and then predicted that it would be necessary to convince gun owners that "you're a bad parent if you have a gun in the house" to get the public to support more gun restrictions. After Frum had spent time lamenting that since the Newtown school shootings in 2012, there have been a loosening of gun laws in many states, host O'Donnell followed up by suggesting that most Americans agree with a...
  • Gun store owner says Weber City bridge construction hurting her business

    12/10/2017 10:17:53 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Kingsport Times-News ^ | December 8, 2017 | Holly Viers
    GATE CITY — As construction on the Route 23 bridges in Weber City continues, one small business owner has voiced concerns about the effect it’s having on her profits. Mary Murphy, owner of Gold & Guns in Weber City, told the Scott County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday that her business has declined noticeably over the past year or so. Though she attributes some of that decline to the lingering effects of the last recession, she believes the construction — and its estimated completion time of summer 2019 — is the main problem. “I do believe that summer of 2019...
  • Trump to Allow Gun Collectors to Purchase Military Surplus M1911 Pistols

    12/10/2017 11:41:27 AM PST · by shove_it · 52 replies
    ConservativeTribune ^ | 27 Nov 2017 | V SAXENA
    Included in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, which President Donald Trump intends to sign soon, is a provision that will allow the military to save an estimated $200,000 per year by selling surplus M1911 pistols to those in the public interested in purchasing them. Used widely during World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, these historic firearms have been officially out of service since 1985, when the military replaced them with Beretta 92 pistols. Since then, the military has been forced to store leftover M1911 pistols at a price of $2 per year....
  • Woman charged with trying to rob store with finger

    12/10/2017 9:37:08 AM PST · by Simon Green · 37 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 12/10/17 | Chris Eger
    The Big Apple convenience store in West Paris, Maine was the location of a stick-up that went south for the would-be robber after the clerk didn’t buy that she had a gun. As reported by the Sun Journal, Paige Tuttle, 26, was arrested Friday on a felony robbery charge after the clerk told the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office she had threatened to shoot him if he didn’t give her the cash from the till. The clerk told officers he noticed Tuttle had made up her finger in the shape of a gun and stuck it under her sweater before...
  • Florida: Another Mass Murder Stopped by Armed Citizens

    12/10/2017 7:00:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In Rockledge, Florida, at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, the 25th of November, 2017, two armed citizens stopped a mass murder in progress.  Police Chief Joseph P. LaSata of the Rockledge Police Department, made clear the intervention of the armed citizens was responsible for stopping the murderer.  Two employees were shot, one killed, in the parking lot. Then two armed employees intervened. From the transcript of this video from wesh.com: Matt Lupoli, reporter:Another employee, a manager, came out with a gun of his own and shot and wounded Baily. That man has not been named, but police say he saved several...
  • NRA-Republican Backed Bill Makes it Easier for Feds to Disarm Citizens

    12/09/2017 5:13:20 PM PST · by Mafe · 39 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 12/8/2017 | Tho Bishop
    On Wednesday, the Republican controlled house voted to further federalize gun laws in this country. While Ryan McMaken has noted the danger in further centralizing gun legislation, there is another deeply troubling aspect to this bill: it expands the ability of the Federal government to restrict Americans’ right to bear arms. During the legislative process, the NRA supported merging the bill aimed at nationalizing concealed carry permits with another piece of legislation aimed at “fixing” the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS.) Obviously this legislation was inspired by the failure of the US Air Force to report the criminal...
  • National Carry Reciprocity has Political Benefits for Republicans

    12/09/2017 7:05:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 38, recently amended to be the “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017“. The vote is expected to occur today, 6 December, 2017. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 38, recently amended to be the “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017“. People who can legally carry concealed weapons have been found to be exceptionally law-abiding. Evidence exists that the carry of concealed weapons decreases the violent crime rate a small amount. At the worst, the evidence shows the crime rate is not increased.The leadership of the Democrats comes from states...
  • Smith & Wesson owner’s stock takes a shot to the gut

    12/09/2017 5:28:44 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 8, 2017 | Richard Morgan
    <p>The company that owns gun maker Smith & Wesson got hammered by investors Friday after it revealed its earnings plunged 90 percent in the most recent quarter.</p> <p>With President Trump and a Republican-led Congress firmly behind Second Amendment rights, the panic-driven buying that had boosted business during the Obama Administration is no longer goosing sales, according to analysts.</p>
  • Texas father shoots, kills Popeye's robbery suspect who threatened family, police say

    12/09/2017 4:57:01 AM PST · by Hadean · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 8, 2017
    A father eating at a Popeye’s restaurant -- and carrying his licensed handgun -- shot a would-be robber dead Wednesday after the thief threatened the man's family at gunpoint and demanded the dad's belongings. The San Antonio Police Department said Ander Herrera, 19, walked into the restaurant on South Flores Street just after 9 p.m. Wednesday and demanded Carlos Molina hand over his cash. Molina, 32, said he had no money because he had just bought his family a meal. The gunman then turned toward the counter and started yelling at a manager who was trying to take cover, FOX29...
  • What Being a Dad with a Gun Taught My Daughter

    12/09/2017 12:09:07 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 09, 2017 | Don Cicchetti
    Years ago, my daughter Samantha and I were home in the afternoon (she was off school, and I was home with her) when there was a loud knock on the front door. When I answered, I discovered that there were about a hundred cops, including SWAT (tactical truck and all) at my door and in my front yard. They did not look happy. "Yes? Can I help you?" I asked, as I got about a hundred hard stares from our guests. "Daddy, how many cops are out there?" Sam asked. "All of them, I think..." "Sir, there was a bank...
  • Elderly man fights off intruders, fatally shoots one of them

    12/08/2017 6:08:13 PM PST · by mdittmar · 53 replies
    AP ^ | 12/7/2017 | AP
    <p>ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. (AP) — An 84-year-old Pennsylvania man fatally shot a home intruder and successfully fought off another early Friday, police said.</p> <p>Don Lutz was jolted awake around 1:15 a.m. by the sound of people coming into his Ellwood City home and emerged from his bedroom armed with a handgun that he said he keeps under his pillow, authorities said.</p>
  • English Gun Surrender; Most Not Functional Firearms

    12/08/2017 3:24:15 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    - The UK gun surrender that has been ongoing over the last two weeks has ended. A lot of airguns, imitations firearms, replicas and antiques have been turned in. A couple of AK47s made headlines.Here is a headline from Northumbria: AK-47 gun shock as assault rifle among huge haul of weapons handed in to Northumbria Police A closer look at the Northunbrian article reveals some interesting information. The AK-47 and two machineguns were all turned in together. They were deactivated collectors items, and were legally deactivated. But the requirements for deactivation have changed and become much more restrictive.From militaria-hisory.co.uk...
  • Ex-Arizona cop acquitted in fatal shooting of sobbing, unarmed man at hotel

    12/08/2017 10:30:14 AM PST · by boycott · 123 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | 12-08-2017 | Jacques Billeaud
    former Arizona police officer was acquitted Thursday of a murder charge in the 2016 fatal shooting of an unarmed man outside his hotel room as officers were responding to a call that someone there was pointing a gun out a window. The verdict cleared Philip Mitchell Brailsford, 27, of criminal liability in the 2016 death of Daniel Shaver of Granbury, Texas.
  • An Inside look at the Winchester Model 1873

    12/08/2017 9:31:53 AM PST · by w1n1 · 47 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/8/2017 | J Hines
    The Model 1873 was one of the most successful Winchester rifles of its day, with Winchester marketing it as “The Gun that Won the West”. Still an icon in the modern day, it was originally chambered for the .44-40 cartridge, which was the first centrefire cartridge and which became immensely popular. Instead of explaining the technical details of the 1873 working. Instead view the inside animation that highlights the loading, firing and reloading sequence which gives you a different perspective on how a lever action rifle works. With its simplistic design and a trace of our gun culture dating back...
  • A thief pointed his gun at the wrong family in Popeye’s

    12/08/2017 9:33:20 AM PST · by NY.SS-Bar9 · 35 replies
    A man trying to rob a San Antonio fast food restaurant at gunpoint on Wednesday was killed by a father licensed to carry a handgun, according to reports.
  • Is this .25 ACP Mouse Gun enough for Personal Defense?

    12/08/2017 5:41:10 AM PST · by w1n1 · 87 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/8/2017 | J Hines
    These days most concealed carriers refer to smaller handguns less than a .45 caliber as “mouse guns.” We’re talking about the Browning .25 ACP. Yes, its is considered an antique self-defense gun from the early 20th century, some would say it was a fad that never faded. Most people that do have these .25’s are collectors and a small minority that actually have this as a backup.(ankle or throwaway guns) But is it a reliable self-defense gun? Nowadays thanks to smart gun folks have put this caliber to the test against gel. The ideal penetration is “twelve inches” according to...
  • The House concealed-carry bill is arrogant and foolish

    12/07/2017 10:44:42 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec 07, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    With New York City on track for fewer than 300 homicides in 2017, the House just passed a bill to let people with concealed-carry permits issued in any state to legally pack hidden heat in every other state, no matter what the local gun laws say. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, which would also strengthen the background-check system, passed 231-198, with six Democratic “ayes” and 14 Republican “nays.” Happily, it should die in the Senate, where it would need 60 votes but is unlikely to even get all 52 Republicans. But that doesn’t make the move any less...
  • Professor Obama: Yeah, We Could Be Charting Down The Path Of Nazi Germany

    12/07/2017 12:32:42 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    So, this has been said over and over again, but the Left is going to continue to play this tune. We’re not going the way of Germany circa 1939. We’re not. We have constitutional mechanisms that would prevent such a takeover, namely we don’t have an actual official act that would allow the president to assume emergency decree powers after a catastrophic event, such as the Capitol Building being set ablaze by someone. Yet, former President Obama decided to make a warning that the U.S. could be charting down that path at the Economic Club of Chicago this week. It...
  • Tucker Carlson: Gun Confiscation Proponents Risk ‘Civil War’

    12/07/2017 8:17:11 AM PST · by Cheerio · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Dec 201 | AWR Hawkins
    During the December 4 airing of Tucker Carlson Tonight, Carlson asked gun control proponent Mark Glaze if he was ready for the civil war that would follow any real attempt to confiscate firearms in the U.S. Glaze is the former head of Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety. Carlson’s comments came after Glaze bounced from one gun control idea to another, grasping to find one he could justify. His ideas ranged from background checks–which we already have–to all-out bans on certain categories of firearms. Carlson seized on the push to ban certain firearms and said, “You’re saying ban a class...
  • Three dead in School shooting. New Mexico

    12/07/2017 9:54:48 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 95 replies
    multiple ^ | 12/7/2017
    AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a New Mexico high school (all times local): 10:25 a.m. Authorities say three people are dead following a shooting at a New Mexico high school. San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen told reporters that three people believed to be students died Thursday at Aztec High School. He says the shooter also was dead but didn't say if the suspect was among the three. Authorities said they had cleared all the buildings at the school and that students were boarding buses to another location where they could be reunited with their...