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  • Eddy County Employees Have Second Amendment Rights Restored

    04/30/2016 5:13:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Across the United States, government employees’ right to bear arms while working is being restored.  One of the pernicious erosions of the right to bear arms that occurred over the last 50 years is the right of government employees to bear arms while employed.  At the start of the progressive era, government employees were considered part of the elite, and could bear arms when and where others could not.In the first laws adopted by the new state of Oklahoma, statutes were adopted en masse from other states.  One of them exempted “public officials” from a ban on carrying weapons,...
  • Gun taxes, thought policing and the triumph of the ‘Force-Left’

    04/30/2016 9:51:46 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    Americans for Limited Government ^ | 28 Apr, 2018 | Dustin Howard
    The totalitarian temptation is proving too much for the left across America. Daniel Flynn, in his book A Conservative History of the American Left, contrasted the “Freedom Left”, the benign old-fashioned liberals, versus the “Force Left”, the descendants of Marx that malignantly oppose fundamental rights in pursuit of their radical aims. The Force Left has successfully seized control of their movement, and their fundamental transformation is manifesting in current events daily as we watch their struggle for ever more power. The left as a whole has long been hostile to the Second Amendment, but has been divided of the regulatory...
  • The 1950s Embodied: The AR-10 Converted to Belt-Feed

    04/30/2016 10:26:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    thefirearmblog.com ^ | 4/29/2016 | Nathaniel F
    The mid-late 1950s… Could there be a more optimistic time in United States history? I feel there’s no better rifle to illustrate the industry, innovation, and unbridled optimism of that time than the Armalite AR-10 7.62x51mm select-fire military rifle. Made of aerospace materials, using an advanced operating mechanism, and weighing in at an inadvisably light 7 pounds and change, unloaded, the AR-10 was an exercise in logic of the type best said “we have defeated Germany and Japan, and split the atom, why shouldn’t we do this?”
  • More U.S. gun regulation is inevitable (dumbasses)

    04/30/2016 10:18:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | 4/26/2016 | Francis Wilkinson
  • Survey finds addressing gun violence key issue in minority communities

    04/30/2016 3:59:52 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 22 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 30 apr 2016 | Ashley Luthern
    A survey of African-American and Latino communities found most believe addressing gun violence can lead to improved police-community relations and reduced rates of incarceration, according to a new report. The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, the Urban Institute and the Joyce Foundation commissioned the study, which was based on a national survey of 1,200 African-American and Latino likely voters and four focus groups in Atlanta and Milwaukee. "I think people are coming to grips that we can't address these issues in isolation," said Reggie Moore, director of Milwaukee's Office of Violence Prevention. He also referenced the survey's finding...
  • HuffPo: Shooting In Self-Defense Is Illegal Because It Denies Violent Criminals A Fair Trial

    04/30/2016 2:23:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Downtrend ^ | April 28, 2016 | Brian Anderson
    I have no idea what to make of this. The Huffington Post is arguing that Americans have no legal right to shoot a violent attacker because it violates the criminal’s right to a fair trial. I feel confident in saying this is by far the dumbest attempt to subvert our gun ownership rights ever and that’s saying a lot considering how insanely stupid gun grabbers are. Justin Curmi is a dyslexic guy with a degree in philosophy. According to his bio he is, “A blogger that seeks to engage people in thought and conversation through presenting new views to matters,...
  • No Gun Signs in Dallas Texas

    04/30/2016 2:14:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    I have been staying in the Dallas, Texas, metro area for 10 days now.  I have seen very few 30.06 signs or 30.07 signs. They are good sized signs and take up a considerable amount of space, so they are hard to miss, which is part of the legislative intent. I have noticed them in three places.  The sign pictured above is at the entrance to a Dallas pediatric center.  I was assisting my daughter in taking her son there for a checkup.  As she also has a 20 day old infant, an extra hand was appreciated.  The weather...
  • April 29th 1992. When the police won't come. Koreatown and the LA riots(vanit)

    04/29/2016 12:46:57 PM PDT · by PanzerKardinal · 29 replies
    panzerkardinal
    During the LA riots, the LAPD completely abandoned Koreatown in Central LA. Instead the police formed defense line guarding Beverly Hills. Knowing that no help was coming, Korean Americans formed self defense groups to defend their shops and homes. Anytime some idiot tells you the police will come to defend you, remember Koreatown and the LA riots.
  • Obama Puts His Weight Behind Smart Gun Technology

    04/29/2016 12:05:05 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 29, 2016 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and ERIC LICHTBLAU
    WASHINGTON — President Obama will use the power of his office to push for adoption of so-called smart gun technology that could eventually limit the use of a firearm to its owner, the White House announced Friday morning. The move is intended to allow Mr. Obama to confront firearms violence in the face of fierce opposition to broader gun control measures. But critics of smart gun technology, including some police officials, are expected to fight a proposal that they see as unproven and an unwarranted restriction on the freedom to use firearms. The initiative was unveiled on the White House...
  • Tennessee Bill Grants Immunity for Toleration of Second Amendment Rights

    04/29/2016 11:49:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In Tennessee, SB 1736(pdf)  has passed the House and the Senate. It is a bill that grants immunity for toleration of Second Amendment rights.It has been enrolled and sent to Governor Bill Haslam.  Governor Haslam promised to sign “Constitutional” carry if it reached his desk, six years ago.  It seems likely that he will sign this bill. The bill passed the Senate 26 to 4, the House 77 to 13.  The bill follows a trend started by Wisconsin and Kansas, where people who chose to allow others to exercise their Second Amendment rights are granted immunity from civil action...
  • Polymer or metal Frame Handguns?

    04/29/2016 10:31:55 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 64 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/29/2016 | C Cocoles
    What's your preference when it comes to handguns, would you use a polymer or metal frame? Here's a short excerpt on the sentiment on 1911Forum: 45ACP_1911 I can't get used to the feel of Polymer guns. I appreciate the double stack design and light weight but they just don't feel good in my hands. I've got a Glock 10mm but I just don't shoot it. A 1911 in contrast feels wonderful in my hands and the trigger pull can be made outstanding. What the heck I can change a mag in split second anyhow. motorsporting It's taken me several years...
  • 80-year-old woman fatally shoots home intruder

    04/29/2016 10:36:18 AM PDT · by DeltaZulu · 35 replies
    KIRO 7 News via MyNorthwest.com ^ | April 28, 2016 @ 11:26 pm
    Deputies are investigating after an intruder was fatally shot in a home near Thursday night Monroe. Authorities responded after an 80-year-old woman called 911 to report she had shot an intruder in the 13700 block of Woods Lake Road before 9 p.m. Police said the intruder broke into the home and stabbed a 75-year-old man. The man’s wife then shot the intruder. According to police, the intruder died at the scene. The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center and is in stable condition. The woman was not injured. Woods Lake Road between Florence Road and Old Owen Road was...
  • Wilmington couple charged after pulling gun over boneless wing mixup

    04/29/2016 8:00:06 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 43 replies
    WECT ^ | 4-29-2016
    WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A Wilmington couple is facing criminal charges after a woman showed a gun at a local restaurant over a wrong order of chicken wings. Clarissa Gagum, 24, and her husband, Rasheem Gagum, 24, were both arrested Thursday after Clarissa became upset that her order of chicken wings was wrong and pulled out a gun inside the restaurant. According to officials, the incident happened at the FU Wangz located in the 2100 block of Carolina Beach Road. Linda Rawley, spokesperson for the WPD, said Clarissa walked into the restaurant and ordered bone-in chicken wings, but received boneless...
  • Running with a Gun in Dallas

    04/29/2016 4:50:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Legal open carry of modern handguns was partially restored to Texans on January 1st, 2016.  I was visiting Texas at the time and open carried a bit, but the cool weather in January made concealed carry more practical.  I returned to Dallas in April, to visit family and a new grandchild.This morning, on my aerobic exercise run, I was running west on Rosemeade Parkway.  A black and white police SUV approached on the other side of the boulevard, but did not slow down, and continued on its way without any sign of interest in me.  It was very near...
  • Obama to make 'smart guns' push (cops say they don’t want to be guinea pigs)

    04/28/2016 5:23:07 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/28/16 | Sarah Wheaton
    President Barack Obama is opening a new front in the gun control debate, readying a big push for so-called smart gun technology — an initiative that the gun lobby and law enforcement rank and file is already mobilizing against. As early as Friday, Obama is set to formally release findings from the Defense, Justice and Homeland Security Departments on ways to spur the development of guns that can be fired only by their owner, according to industry and gun control sources. Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett is slated to preview the announcement for stakeholders on Thursday afternoon. It’s an intensification of...
  • Dallas police to use ‘sponge guns’ in latest move to prevent deadly cop shootings

    04/28/2016 12:51:50 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 76 replies
    Dallas News ^ | April 28, 2016 | Tasha Tsiaperas
    Some Dallas police officers will soon be toting “sponge guns,” weapons aimed at reducing the chances of a deadly officer-involved shooting. Police booster group Safer Dallas Better Dallas announced Thursday that it plans to raise $250,000 to help pay for more than 100 launchers that shoot sponge pellets. The “less lethal” weapons are meant to disarm and incapacitate someone from up to 100 feet away, police officials said.
  • 'A bullet hole in the head': Landrieu delivers passionate speech on gun violence(anatomy101)

    04/28/2016 11:15:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    nola.com ^ | 4/28/2016 | Robert McClendon
    "A bullet hole in the head." "They blew her guts out." As Mayor Mitch Landrieu spoke about violence in New Orleans, it seemed at times as if he was using intentionally graphic language in an attempt to shock the audience gathered Wednesday (April 27) at Tulane University.
  • Inside Amy Schumer takes on gun violence in exclusive preview(Yewwwwww)

    04/28/2016 10:46:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    ew.com ^ | 4/28/2016 | Madeline Boardman
    Never one to shy away from controversial topics, Amy Schumer found her latest fodder for Inside Amy Schumer in gun laws. The Emmy winner and former Entertainment Weekly cover star spoofs loopholes in gun laws in the episode airing Thursday – a subject that is close to Schumer’s heart after the 2015 shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana at a screening of her hit movie Trainwreck. “This was a sketch that Amy personally felt really strongly about,” Dan Powell, executive producer for Inside Amy Schumer tells EW. “The whole writers room piped in with jokes and ideas and things like that but...
  • Trump Rally: Trumpsters Speak Out (Nutnfancy Coverage)

    04/28/2016 9:53:30 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 18 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Apr 26, 2016 | nutnfancy
    I travel far to cover the spectacle and historicalness of the Trump Campaign. I found most suprisingly, did not want to further their cause by going on camera. I did found some Trump folks who did and I let them speak freely about their candidate. A Trump hater is also included for interest.s
  • GA: Government Employees Right to Bear Arms Restored

    04/28/2016 8:22:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image courtesy accesswdun.com by Rob Moore On April 5th, the City Council of Demorest, Georgia voted to restore the right to bear arms to city employees.  From accesswdun.com: DEMOREST — Demorest officials say they have passed a groundbreaking personnel policy amendment believed to be the first of its kind in Georgia. Tuesday night, the city council voted unanimously to amend the city's personnel policy to allow city employees with a valid concealed carry permit to carry their weapons during the workday. The policy may be the first for a city in Georgia, but it is a growing trend in...
  • More guns and bigger arsenals than ever: Australia’s not out of range yet

    04/27/2016 11:00:20 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 27 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 28th April 2016 | Emma Reynolds
    AS Australia marks 20 years since the Port Arthur massacre, guns still pose a massive threat to our nation. There are more firearms in the country than ever before, more are imported, and owners are amassing larger arsenals in their homes. Gun policy expert Philip Alpers, Adjunct Associate Professor at Sydney School of Public Health, warned this morning that boasts Australia has “solved the gun problem” are premature. When John Howard introduced the National Firearms Act in 1996 after Martin Bryant’s devastating mass shooting, he swore we wouldn’t “go the American way”, and many believe he has been vindicated. “People...
  • 21 Harmless Things That Cause A Surprising Number Of Deaths

    04/27/2016 12:48:00 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 24 replies
    Cracked.com ^ | April 27, 2016
    Accidental gun deaths/year: 505 (Ref: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/05/01/cdc-report-35369-vehicle-accident-deaths-505-gun-accident-deaths/) Disclaimer #1: Most stats in article unsourced. Disclaimer #2: It's Cracked.com.
  • California gun sales spiking in 2016

    04/27/2016 9:27:14 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    California has seen a surge in gun sales in recent months, with background checks hitting new highs, continuing trends that began after last year's terrorist attack in San Bernardino. KPCC obtained data on firearms sales from the California Department of Justice, which tracks them through a system known as the Dealer's Record of Sale. As of April 15, the data show more than 44,000 firearms sold in Los Angeles so far this year, and another 21,000 sold in both Orange and Riverside. Nearly 20,000 firearms have been sold in San Bernardino County.
  • Missouri Passes Bill Allowing Citizens To Open Carry Without A Permit

    04/27/2016 8:30:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/27/2016 | Christian Datoc
    The Missouri House of Representatives passed a “Constitutional Carry” bill Monday, protecting the rights of citizens to carry handguns without a permit. House Bill 1468 — introduced by Representative Eric Burlison — passed by an overwhelming 112-37 vote and will now head to the state Senate.
  • For two moms, different paths — and experiences — led to concealed-carry permits

    04/27/2016 6:10:33 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 5 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 27 apr 2016 | Ashley Luthern
    Shamara Austin felt violated when she and her two sons, one just a few months old, came home six years ago to find their condo on Milwaukee's northwest side had been burglarized. Someone broke in through the sliding glass patio door and ransacked the unit, flipping over mattresses, stealing televisions and a video game system. The burglary shook her up and terrified her 7-year-old son, who began having nightmares. Austin had always been afraid of guns, and had no direct experience with them — other than hearing about people hurt or killed in shootings. For the first time in her...
  • Universities Embrace "Assault Weapons" on Campus

    04/27/2016 4:40:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Over a hundred universities and colleges have embraced the concept of having "assault weapons" on campus.  It is worth noting, that when the university administrations buy the weapons for their own use, the menacing nomenclature of "assault weapon" is magically transformed into "semi-automatic rifles". Campus administrations all over the country who have been claiming that allowing adults who have concealed carry permits on their campus will chill free speech and academic freedom, have no such concerns with having "assualt weapons" on campus, as long as the weapons are in the hands of the people they command.  From abcnews.go.com: Once...
  • Testosterone Poisoning (and what to do about it)

    04/26/2016 3:56:35 PM PDT · by pabianice · 45 replies
    Liberty Island ^ | 2/24/16 | Harris
    ...So I will place a deadly weapon in my child's hand and I will teach him to use it. Something died in me just now, because I wrote that, but still I will give my boy a gun so he will learn how to kill and how not to kill before he kills something by accident like I did with his mom while she sat on the bed. Men aren't safe. I wish I had known this before we got Andrey started and so I want to teach it to him sooner than I learned it. Women aren't safe either...
  • I-Team: Mother says daughter has been isolated, bullied since father's open carry incident

    04/26/2016 11:40:01 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 39 replies
    WWMT-TV ^ | 4/21/16 | Walter Smith-Randolph
    A Kalamazoo mother says her daughter has been isolated and bullied all because her father followed the law. As Newschannel 3 reported, the KRESA West Campus was locked down after the father of a 4-year-old legally open carried his gun on campus. Now, the man's wife is speaking out for the first time about the ramifications of that decision. The mother says her daughter refuses to go back to the music class, because she's alone. All of the students have been transferred to another class on a different campus. The mom says her husband just wants to protect his daughter,...
  • Target: Men in Girls’ Restrooms Okay, Armed Law-Abiding Citizens Not Okay

    04/26/2016 10:49:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/25/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Target allows men to use the same restrooms as ten-year-old girls and has made it clear that it would prefer law-abiding citizens to enter its stores unarmed. On April 20, Breitbart News reported that Target released a statement in which they equated opening girls’ restrooms to men as part of “equality.” The statement said, “Inclusivity is a core belief at Target. It’s something we celebrate. We stand for equality and equity, and strive to make our guests and team members feel accepted, respected and welcomed in our stores and workplaces every day.”
  • ATF Soliciting Comments on Proposed Revisions to the Firearms Transaction Record “4473”

    04/26/2016 10:43:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    blog.princelaw.com ^ | 4/12/2016 | Adam Kraut
    ATF opened the comment period to the proposed changes on the 4473 on April 7 and is accepting comments until June 6, 2016. Link to the Official Document. The proposed ATF 4473 can be found here. I encourage you to review the proposed 4473 and submit comments to help improve the form. You may submit comments by emailing Carolyn King, Firearms Industry Programs Branch FederalRegisterNoticeATFF4473@atf.gov.
  • You Need To Know About Tom Perez: Likely Hillary VP Opposes First Amendment

    04/26/2016 9:52:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 26, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Could the next president of the United States be neither Clinton, Trump, Cruz, or Kasich ... but Thomas Perez? It’s far more likely than you might think. Even before any candidate definitively secures either party’s presidential nomination, 2016 is looking more and more like 1912 all over again. In that fateful year, Theodore Roosevelt -- after four years of bored retirement -- decided that he wanted to be president again. However, Roosevelt’s handpicked successor William Howard Taft refused to yield. Because of the split, even though the Democrats’ dour, arrogant Woodrow Wilson won fewer popular votes than perennial failed...
  • Poll says Nevadans favor gun control for those on terror watch, no-fly lists(HUH?)

    04/26/2016 10:23:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    reviewjournal.com ^ | 4/26/2016 | WESLEY JUHL
    A new gun control campaign is targeting Nevadans. A group founded by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, is pushing for new laws that would bar people on the terrorist watch list and the no-fly list from purchasing firearms. However, gun rights and civil rights groups continue to raise concerns about due process over those lists. The group, Americans for Responsible Solutions, said a majority of Nevadans would support a federal law prohibiting people on the FBI’s terrorist watch list or the no-fly list from buying firearms, according to poll results released Tuesday. Public...
  • Poll: 72% of Americans do not support lawsuits against gun manufacturers

    04/26/2016 9:55:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4/26/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The issue of nuisance lawsuits against gun manufacturers has moved well beyond the courtroom drama playing out with the Sandy Hook families. Bernie Sanders has managed to drive Hillary Clinton further to the left as she seeks lines of attack against the Vermont Senator, coaxing her into calling for the repeal of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) in recent campaign stops. That may serve her purposes in the primary, but how well does such a position play nationally as we look forward to the general election in November? A new survey conducted by Harper Polling indicates...
  • Hillary: Young People Need To Understand "Guns Are Never An Answer"

    04/26/2016 5:20:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 68 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 26, 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared, “We have got to help our young people understand, guns are never an answer” during a town hall on MSNBC on Monday.
  • Opposition to "Assault Weapon" Ban at Record High, Support at Record Low

    04/26/2016 2:20:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from ABC News The above chart, created by ABC News, illustrates the trajectory of support and opposition for policies promoted by media elites that have no actual basis in fact or logic.  New media allows a significant, underdog, method to distribute facts about the policy.  The chart is a little misleading.  It starts in the middle of 1994, when the elite media control was near its height, and at the end of a blitz of media efforts to push the "Assault Weapon Ban" policy. These sort of policies, that rely on emotion, have to be enacted quickly, before...
  • Army 2016 Weapons Handbook

    04/25/2016 12:55:26 PM PDT · by Purdue77 · 27 replies
    Military.Com ^ | 4/25/2016
    The U.S. Army has released its 2016 Weapons Systems Handbook, which is available at www.army.mil/e2/c/downloads/431298.pdf. For more on military equipment, including weapons, visit Military.com's Equipment Guide.
  • On Guns, Clinton Runs Both Left and Right, Depending on Her Audience

    04/25/2016 12:27:13 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | April 25, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    What does Hillary Clinton really believe on guns? This year, she is running to the left of Bernie Sanders. In 2008, she ran well to the right of Obama, arguing against any kind of federal “blanket rules.” On Wednesday, Hillary Clinton gave an address at Philadelphia’s St. Paul’s Baptist Church. With a nod to Pennsylvania’s high rate of gun ownership, she declared: “There is a Second Amendment, there are constitutional rights. We aren’t interested in taking away guns of lawful, responsible gun owners.” But in New York City in the fall, she told donors: “The Supreme Court is wrong on...
  • Trigger Control

    04/25/2016 7:48:18 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/25/2016 | D Johns
    The very most essential foundation of accurate shooting is trigger control. How were you taught to shoot, or did you just learn it "OJT?" What type of firearm did you learn to shoot first, and have you transferred that technique to everything you shoot? I suppose you could take a formal shooting course and learn the textbook styles of trigger control for pistols, revolvers, rifles, and even shotguns. There are some very subtle differences in how to correctly shoot each firearm type, but more importantly is finding a way for you to learn to best shoot every gun you own....
  • English Gun Law was a Colonial Import from India

    04/25/2016 4:15:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Destruction of the Magazine at Delhi During the Indian Mutiny 1857-58 Gun control, or more properly, the restrictions on the ownership and use of guns by the general population, was not a common or popular phenomena in Europe until after the First World War.  One of the most influential and gun control laws was instituted in England and Wales in 1920.  It has been the basis for a great deal of restrictions on the private ownership of firearms around the world, both in the Commonwealth countries and in Europe.  These restrictions were not designed to protect the public from...
  • Ohio attorney general: Slayings of 8 'pre-planned execution

    04/24/2016 5:42:11 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 50 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/24/2016 | Ann Sanner
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The slayings of eight family members in rural southern Ohio "was a pre-planned execution" and the investigation will be lengthy, the state's attorney general told reporters Sunday... Authorities said it was clear that the Rhoden family was targeted, and Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader said he's told relatives to be armed. Reader said he did not believe there was a safety issue for other residents. But "If you are fearful, arm yourself," he said. Authorities have been scrambling to determine who targeted the clan and why. Investigators have interviewed between 50 and 60 people in hopes...
  • Suspect in Wisconsin prom shooting dies, police say

    04/24/2016 5:29:24 PM PDT · by RC one · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun April 24, 2016 | Eliott C. McLaughlin,
    (CNN)A teenager accused of shooting two students outside a high school prom in Antigo, Wisconsin, has died, police said Sunday. Police identified the suspect as 18-year-old Jakob Wagner. He used to attend Antigo High School, police Chief Eric Roller said.The victims, who were shot as they left a building where they had been celebrating prom, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, according to police. A female victim was treated for a gunshot wound and released, while a male victim was undergoing surgery late Sunday morning.About 11 p.m. Saturday, Wagner "arrived at the Antigo High School prom with a rifle and...
  • Local Texas Governments Defy Law to Protect Gun Bans

    04/24/2016 10:12:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2015, the Texas legislature passed a change in Texas statutes that prohibited government entities from posting signs to ban people who legally carried guns in areas where they are not banned by Texas law.  From the Texas statute 411.209: (a)  A state agency or a political subdivision of the state may not provide notice by a communication described by Section 30.06, Penal Code, or by any sign expressly referring to that law or to a concealed handgun license, that a license holder carrying a handgun under the authority of this subchapter is prohibited from entering or remaining on...
  • Hillary Clinton To Pennsylvania Hunters: ‘We Can’t Ignore The 2nd Amendment’

    04/24/2016 5:16:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 23, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 22 Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke to a Pennsylvania audience known for ties to hunting and shooting sports and said, “We can’t ignore the Second Amendment.” This comes after months of Clinton pushing universal background checks, an expansion of the instant background check system, more oversight on Federal Firearm License holders (FFLs), and a change in laws so that crime victims can sue gun sellers and manufacturers. In October Clinton also suggested the Australia gun ban is “worth looking at” for gun policy in the United States.
  • Gun Control and Background Checks

    04/24/2016 4:41:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/24/2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    President Obama has had enough with Congress not bending to his will regarding essential points in which he wants to contour the Second Amendment rights of citizens having guns. He started the year with a bang having his team scour the thousands of pages of federal laws to find “loopholes” they could fill. He proposed a new executive action to which we all must react..... As we stated, President Obama has used this as an attempt to force laws down the throats of the American people. The president has said in effect ‘if you don’t like what I did then...
  • Passage of new law flips switch on automatic knife sales

    04/24/2016 4:34:46 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 22 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | Bruce Vielmetti
    At Swords & Dreams Reptile Rescue in West Allis, owner Tom McNeil sells lots of knives of nearly every size and description. Until this year, though, his line did not include switchblades, "out the fronts" or butterfly knives, all long considered contraband on Wisconsin streets. His customers kept telling him they would be legal soon, McNeil recalled. "But I've been hearing that for 20 years." This time, it's true. In February, Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill that repealed the state's ban on automatic knives and pre-empted all local government efforts to regulate knives by blade length or other characteristics.
  • Armed witness fires shots at thieves outside store in The Woodlands

    04/23/2016 3:28:47 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 50 replies
    Click2Houston ^ | 4-22-16 | Ryan Korsguard
    THE WOODLANDS, Texas - A person with a concealed handgun license tried to help stop a trio of thieves by opening fire at their getaway car in a store parking lot near The Woodlands Mall Friday afternoon. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, three people were seen trying to steal clothing from an Academy store on Lake Woodlands Drive Friday afternoon. As the suspects were leaving the scene, a citizen licensed to carry a weapon tried to stop them. The citizen fired shots at the stolen minivan the thieves were driving, shooting at the tires. Brian Murphy heard the...
  • Stun Guns And Other "Arms" As Legal Alternatives

    04/23/2016 7:36:57 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 46 replies
    American Cowboy Chronicles ^ | April 23, 2016 | Tom Correa
    Friends, while I'm not going to discuss the particulars of my sister's divorce or what I was told about how she was cheated on, battered, and abused during her marriage. My concern is for her safety these days. This is because her soon-to-be-former-husband has made a number of threats against her life. And friends, these are not "alleged" threats simply because I've seen them and verified them to be real.  Fearing for her safety and security even more so in recent months, my sister has gone to the El Dorado County Court to request and obtain a Restraining Order...
  • Guns Do Not Kill People

    04/22/2016 11:21:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Valerie Caldwell used her rifle to kill this mountain lion that stalked her in New Mexico in 2014.  It was less than a car length away, ready to spring. She was 12. It is a staple of disarmists that the phrase "Guns kill people" is a truism. But a more valid truism holds: "It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so."  The maxim that "guns kill people" is simply false.   As true believers in the maxim, disarmists have attempted to craft studies to show that it is true.  The "studies"...
  • Harriet Tubman Was A Gun-Toting Republican

    04/22/2016 3:19:19 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    There are some knee-jerk reactions to the seemingly "political correctness run amok" move to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, replacing President Andrew Jackson. But the replacing of the slave-owning founder of the Democratic Party with a gun-toting black Republican may spark a political debate worth having and unearth historical truths worth learning. As PJ Media described the announcement: The first woman on United States bank notes will be the famous abolitionist and Republican Harriet Tubman, Politico reported Wednesday. She will give the boot to the nation's sixth president and a major figure in the Democratic Party, Andrew Jackson,...
  • Chelsea Clinton: Elect My Mom So The Supreme Court Can Enact Gun Control

    04/22/2016 1:01:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Speaking at a rally, Chelsea Clinton assured a crowd that her mother is the only candidate who would work to enact comprehensive gun control when elected. Clinton said that Justice Scalia's passing opened up a opportunity to put a justice on the Supreme Court who is in favor of gun control, and said that becoming a mother herself helped to shape her views on gun control. Watch here: Chelsea Clinton: Gun Control Opportunity on Supreme Court With Scalia Gone