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  • Thoughts and Prayers for Anti-Gun Freaks Grieving Over Death of Their Narrative

    11/08/2017 10:29:07 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 13 replies ^ | November 9, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    The synchronized leftist response to this latest attack on normal Christians was pre-planned, and it didn’t matter that this time it was another militant atheist weirdo instead of an ISIS-loving foreigner. The memes and the lies were all prepped and ready, and the villain was already chosen. No surprise – once again, it was you, the normal American who keeps and bears arms to protect yourself, your family, your community and your Constitution. But this time it didn’t go the way they wanted. Sure, they were giddy at first – the liberals got to trash people of faith for praying,...
  • Feinstein And Company Introduce New Assault Weapon Ban BIll

    11/08/2017 1:29:52 PM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | November 8, 2017 | Tom Knighton
    You had to know it was coming. In the wake of two deadly mass shootings where a maniac happened to choose an AR-15 style rifle to unleash his mayhem with, you had to know that Sen. Dianne Feinstein would reintroduce an assault weapon ban. Well, folks, it’s here now.
  • Senator Murray,Senate Democrats Introduce Assault Weapons Ban

    11/08/2017 5:50:43 PM PST · by mdittmar · 32 replies
    Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) ^ | Nov 08 2017 | Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
    “While there’s no one solution to the epidemic of gun violence, it’s past time for Congress to take common sense steps to strengthen critical safeguards and stem the tide of rising gun violence plaguing our communities.”(Washington, D.C.) – Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) joined a number of her colleagues today to introduce the Assault Weapons Ban of 2017, a bill to ban the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.“From last month’s horrific scene on the Las Vegas strip to the heart-wrenching stories coming out of Sutherland Springs, TX, too often we’ve had to reach...
  • The federal background check system is a mess

    11/08/2017 6:33:08 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 25 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | November 7, 2017 | John Lott
    Within hours of the slaughter of 26 people at the church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Democrats were calling for expanded background checks to cover the private transfers of guns. If they had waited a few hours, they would have learned that such a law wouldn't have stopped the attack in Texas. Nor would it have stopped any of the other mass public shootings since at least 2000.

    11/08/2017 6:30:23 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    Powerline ^ | November 8,2017 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    No doubt, that is pretty funny. But here is the thing: I don’t believe that there is a single person in the world dumb enough to seriously believe that anyone could, or would want to, attach a chain saw to the underside of a rifle and use it as a bayonet. Certainly no one who researched modifications to AR-15s–a subject on which a great deal has been written–would come up with a chainsaw bayonet. I think that some millennial employed (until now) by USA Today thought it would be funny to pimp his employer by including that laughable “aftermarket option”...
  • President Trump Shuts Down Reporter’s Gun Control Stump Speech in South Korea

    11/08/2017 5:35:29 PM PST · by Daffynition · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Nov 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    He did so when NBC News’ Ali Vitali asked if he would support more gun control for would-be gun purchasers. She said, “You’ve talked about wanting to put extreme vetting on people trying to come into the United States, but I wondered if you’d consider extreme vetting for people trying to buy a gun?”
  • Are Lever Guns for Cowboys of the Past?

    11/07/2017 6:52:15 AM PST · by w1n1 · 68 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/7/2017 | J Hines
    There was a time when we all thought repeaters were “out,” at least as far as hunting was concerned. Lever guns are for nostalgic geeks, right? Somewhat surprisingly, repeaters are experiencing a kind of renaissance. The truth is, even though bolt action and AR-platform rifles are most common in the deer woods, veteran hunters are increasingly switching to lever action, or back to lever action after a break from it. Newer hunters, too, are drawn to the cowboy style rifle, though not always for the same reasons. One reason is that they know the vast majority of deer are taken...
  • Sen. Dick Durbin blames Chicago’s gun violence on Indiana’s gun laws

    11/08/2017 4:29:55 PM PST · by mdittmar · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 8, 2017 | Sally Persons
    Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin on Wednesday attributed the guns laws in Indiana for the continued wave of violence in neighboring Chicago.“We’re next to Indiana and if you got to a gun show in Indiana, you can purchase a gun without a background check. And so that’s what’s happening,” Mr. Durbin,a Democrat, said on MSNBC. “The drug gangs and these thugs are filling up the trunks of their car and heading into the neighborhoods of Chicago. And we see these gun violence crimes happening every single day.”Mr. Durbin said that nearly 600 people have died in Chicago due to gun-related deaths...
  • Homeowner shoots and kills burglary suspect, police say

    11/08/2017 2:05:41 PM PST · by tuffydoodle · 8 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 11/7/2017 | Mitch Mitchell
    November 07, 2017 8:24 PM FORT WORTH — A homeowner shot and killed an alleged burglary suspect after he caught him trying to break into his house, according to police. Police were called to a residence in the 10800 block of Camp Bowie Boulevard in far west Fort Worth about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, a police call log showed. The homeowner had the suspect pinned down and was holding a gun on him, the call log stated. The suspect broke down the family’s front door and got into a scuffle with the homeowner, according to a story from WFAA. The homeowner,...
  • When Gunmen Strike, You're on Your Own

    11/08/2017 10:51:37 AM PST · by JP1201 · 32 replies
    Here is an often-used tactic to defend government police organizations from criticism. Whenever critics point out abusive tactics of police officers, defenders counter with: "And yet you won't refuse police help the next time there's a robber in your house!" This, we are told, illustrates that all police critics are "hypocrites." This has always been a dishonest tactic, of course, since "consumers" of police "services" are forced to pay for the local monopoly police force, and have no other options. Government police forces have monopolized the marketplace and crowded out many private security services. Thus, calling the police to scare...
  • Why There is Inaction on Gun Laws

    11/08/2017 10:47:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | November 8, 2017 | Jonah Goldberg,
    Among the many problems with the Great Gun Debate these days is that the pro-gun crowd wants to make it a culture-war battle and the anti-gun crowd wants to pretend that it isn't. On public policy grounds, the pro-gun people have the better arguments. Firearm homicides have declined since the 1990s despite the loosening of gun laws. Almost none of the remedies proposed in the wake of mass shootings would have actually prevented those crimes (though had so-called bump stocks been banned -- as they should be -- fewer would have died in the Las Vegas shooting last month). Indeed,...
  • Military’s Known About Crime Reporting Lapses To FBI For Two Decades

    11/08/2017 9:30:16 AM PST · by servo1969 · 15 replies ^ | 11-8-2017 | SAAGAR ENJETI
    The Pentagon has known for nearly twenty years about major reporting lapses to the FBI of criminals within the U.S. military, The Associated Press reports. The AP discovered a 1997 report that detailed massive fingerprint reporting lapses of military criminals with the U.S. Navy and the Navy failed to report 94 percent of cases. “The lack of reporting to the FBI criminal history files prevents civilian law enforcement agencies from having significant information on military offenders,” the report warned 20 years ago. Military criminal reporting to the FBI has come under renewed scrutiny after former U.S. Air Force enlisted criminal...
  • Ugliest Guns of the Past

    11/08/2017 9:09:03 AM PST · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/8/2017 | M Rothschild
    Not sure if these were the result of poor design, lack of materials, or sheer necessity, some firearms and guns are just ugly. Many early automatic weapons and pistols were designed without a complete understanding of what works, leading to strange and ugly guns that barely worked. Desperate times during World War II led to a need for cheap, easily made firearms, and there wasn’t time to make them with clean lines and beauty. The result? Some of the ugliest guns and weapons ever made. Modern designs have also been accused of lacking beauty, especially “bullpup” rifles, where the magazine...
  • Chris Hurst, whose girlfriend died in live TV shooting, beats NRA candidate in Virginia

    11/08/2017 8:23:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    daily mail ^ | 11/8/17 | Lois Beckett
    A first-time politician who lost his girlfriend to gun violence has defeated the National Rifle Association-backed incumbent in a state house race in Virginia.... Hurst’s girlfriend, 24-year-old journalist Alison Parker, was shot dead on live television during a routine morning broadcast in 2015, along with WDBJ7 cameraman Adam Ward. Parker had been quietly dating Hurst, another reporter at the station.... ....On Tuesday, Hurst won with 54% of the vote to defeat Joseph Yost, an incumbent with an A-rating from the NRA.
  • CrimeBeat: What to do with guns damaged in wildfires?

    11/08/2017 7:50:02 AM PST · by rey · 13 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 8 Nov 2017 | NICK RAHAIM
    I had a pistol that was destroyed in the Tubbs fire. How do I cancel the registration of a gun that no longer exists? Short answer: With the California Department of Justice. But local law enforcement can help. The wildfires that destroyed thousands of homes in Sonoma County also damaged or destroyed many guns. While a firearm may no longer be functional, local law enforcement asks residents to bring them to the Santa Rosa Police Department or Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office for disposal. If the damaged gun has a visible serial number and its make and model are discernible, local...
  • Gunshop owner who sold to Devin Kelley speaks out

    11/08/2017 7:32:56 AM PST · by bgill · 27 replies
    Nolly Scoop ^ | Nov. 7, 2017 | Channing Appleton
    Kelley first bought a Glock 9mm from Specialty Sports in December 2014 - the same year he got a bad conduct discharge from the Air Force, which should have precluded him from buying a gun. 'You never want to sell something to someone that will commit any form of crime, let alone a mass murder like this,' Lepp told KENS5. He says he wants to know what happened to cause the system to fail... A TIMELINE OF TEXAS CHURCH SHOOTER'S HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
  • The NRA's Congressional Influence Is Bad. Its Judicial Clout Could Be Worse(Barf!)

    11/08/2017 7:32:20 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 11/7/2017 | Adam Skaggs
    After a gunman used an assault weapon to kill more than two dozen parishioners in a Texas church, just weeks after the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, President Donald Trump declared it was too soon to talk about guns. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said it was time for prayers, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., offered condolences. Advocates for stronger gun laws, in turn, urged Congress to find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby. This Congress likely won’t heed that call because the National Rifle Association opposes new gun laws — despite bluffing...
  • Trump Pentagon nominee on Texas shooting: It's 'insane' that civilians can buy 'assault' rifles

    11/08/2017 6:01:06 AM PST · by familyop · 74 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov 7, 2017 | Travis J. Tritten
    President Trump’s pick to head up the military health system lunged into the U.S. gun debate Tuesday during a Senate hearing, saying laws allowing civilians to purchase long guns like the Texas church shooter are “insane.” Dean Winslow, a professor at Stanford University, offered up the assessment, seemingly unprompted, amid questions from Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., about the military’s treatment of domestic violence convictions during his nomination hearing to be assistant secretary of defense for health affairs. Shaheen asked specifically whether Winslow believed a person such as Devin Patrick Kelley, who was jailed by the military for assaulting his wife...
  • Government Action Is Not the Answer to Mass Shootings

    11/08/2017 6:17:45 AM PST · by JP1201 · 7 replies
    So now we know. We know that the Texas church shooter should not have been able to own or obtain a gun under federal law. He had a long history of mental illness and criminal behavior: He escaped from a mental institution in 2012, threatened his superior officers and attempted to smuggle weapons onto a military base to carry out those threats, cracked the skull of his infant stepson, beat his wife, abused a dog. He was convicted of domestic violence and did twelve months in the brig and was busted down in rank to E-1. The Air Force failed...
  • Gun control advocates score wins in New Jersey, Virginia races

    11/08/2017 6:39:05 AM PST · by Simon Green · 23 replies ^ | 11/08/17 | Chris Eger
    Backed by a coalition of gun control groups, Phil Murphy won his race in New Jersey while Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam came out ahead in Virginia’s gubernatorial race. Murphy, who will replace Republican Gov. Chris Christie in the Garden State and has pledged to get “tough on gun violence,” beat out his Republican rival, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno. In Virginia, Northam, who had President Obama talk gun politics on his behalf, bested Republican Ed Gillespie in a narrow finish. “Make no mistake: Gun violence prevention was on the ballot today and, despite the NRA spending millions, voters in Virginia and...