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  • BREAKING: DOJ Announces Fast and Furious Documents Withheld by Eric Holder Will Be Released

    03/07/2018 10:48:49 AM PST · by DFG · 177 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/07/2018 | Katie Pavlich
    The Department of Justice announced Wednesday additional documents related to the Operation Fast and Furious scandal during the Obama administration will be released to the House Oversight Committee. The documents were previously withheld by Attorney General Eric Holder, who was voted in civil and criminal contempt of Congress for refusing to turn them over. “The Department of Justice under my watch is committed to transparency and the rule of law. This settlement agreement is an important step to make sure that the public finally receives all the facts related to Operation Fast and Furious,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions released in...
  • Parent Arrested for Handing Cardboard with the word "Gun" printed on it to Teacher, Staff

    03/07/2018 12:29:30 PM PST · by marktwain · 65 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The Village of Shorewood Hills is an upscale bedroom community on the shore of lake Mendota, surrounded by Madison, Wisconsin, Lake Mendota, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. On 23 February, 2018, Jonathan M. Fitzgerald showed some parental concern. Jonathan, who is a 35 year old graduate student in a Ph.D program of molecular and cellular pharmacology, was buzzed into the school and calmly walked to his child's classroom. There he handed a piece of cardboard with the word "Gun" written on it to the teacher. From Shorewood Hills Police Chief Aaron Chapin said Jonathan M. Fitzgerald, 35,...
  • Trump administration quietly makes it legal to bring elephant parts to the U.S. as trophies

    03/07/2018 11:05:22 AM PST · by Simon Green · 76 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 03/06/18 | Eli Rosenberg
    The Trump administration will allow Americans to bring tusks and other elephant body parts back to this country as trophies, in a pivot away from the support President Trump voiced last year for an Obama-era trophy ban. The decision, announced quietly in a March 1 memorandum from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, withdrew previous rulings on trophy hunting and said the agency would allow sport hunters to receive permits for the trophy items on a “case-by-case basis.” The move contrasts sharply with the position taken by Trump in November. After the Fish and Wildlife Service announced a repeal of...
  • Democrats Pitch Bill Creating 50 Percent Tax On Gun, Ammo Sales

    03/07/2018 10:54:46 AM PST · by Simon Green · 52 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 03/06/18 | Tom Knighton03/0
    We all know by now that the average Democrat doesn’t seem to like guns. That’s fine, of course, because most gun owners don’t particularly like Democrats. It’s only fair. However, it also seems that Democrats are afraid someone might forget they don’t like guns, which is why they make some of the most brain-dead proposals I’ve ever seen. For example, take the latest effort. A group of House Democrats has introduced a bill that would up the taxes on firearms and ammunition to pay for research on “gun violence and its prevention.” The measure, H.R.5103, was introduced last week by...
  • Washington latest state to ban bump stock devices

    03/07/2018 10:36:02 AM PST · by Simon Green · 16 replies ^ | 03/07/18 | Chris Eger
    Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat who was among the first to call for a ban on the devices last year, signed legislation Tuesday to outlaw bump stocks in Washington. Inslee applied ink to SB 5992, which makes it illegal to manufacture or sell a bump stock in the state after July and sets a one-year “buy back” program into effect before possession of such devices would become unlawful. The bill passed the Democrat-controlled Senate 31-18 and the House 56-41. “Devices that turn legal guns into weapons of war have no place in the hands of civilians in Washington state, and...
  • Florida Republicans Caving on Gun Control

    03/07/2018 10:33:36 AM PST · by Simon Green · 15 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 03/07/18 | Luis Valdes
    Since February 26, 2018; I’ve been on the ground here in Tallahassee fighting the forces of civilian disarmament. It’s been an uphill battle thanks to the Florida Republican Party. On Feb. 21, SB 7026 was introduced to the Florida Senate. It’s a wicked piece of legislation. It makes anyone that possess a bump stock or similar accessory a felon. It completely violates the due process of gun owners through Gun Violence Protection Acts, it strips the Second Amendment from all Floridians under the age of 21, makes a three-day waiting period mandatory for all gun purchases, and it pushes the...
  • Breaking: (Communist Front Group) NAACP Calls For National Gun Confiscation

    03/07/2018 7:45:38 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 52 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | March 6, 2018 at 1:55pm | Randy DeSoto
    The president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People called for gun confiscation by the government and a national gun registry like the program implemented in Australia in the 1990s among other gun control measures. In a Tuesday op-ed entitled, “Gun Safety is about Freedom,” NAACP head Derrick Johnson likened the current anxiety students feel in going to school to that faced by the African American “Little Rock Nine” when they had to be escorted to class by federal troops in the 1950s as part of the Brown v. Board of Education desegregation ruling. “(F)ear and terror...
  • Dems on Capitol Hill continue gun control push as rhetoric simmers

    03/07/2018 9:25:08 AM PST · by Simon Green · 15 replies ^ | 03/07/18 | Chris Eger
    Dems on Capitol Hill continue gun control push as rhetoric simmers (VIDEOS) 3/07/18 | by Chris Eger In addition to pending legislation, Democrats in the House and Senate are advocating further conversation on gun control to include bans, limits and mandatory secure storage laws. “There’s so much we can do,” said U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif, in the party’s weekly address. “We just need the willpower and intestinal fortitude to take on the NRA and get something done for the safety of the men, women, and particularly the children in our schools of this country.” In addressing the Senate Judiciary...
  • NAACP Director-Counsel: Don’t Arm [White] Teachers! They’ll Shoot Black Children

    03/07/2018 9:19:12 AM PST · by Simon Green · 44 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 03/07/18 | Robert Farago
    “What should have been dismissed within hours as madcap rambling by our president [arming teachers] has instead become the subject of serious policy discussions,” the President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. writes at “Within days Donald Trump’s words began to shape public policy in Florida and in Washington. Perhaps . . . it is the logical next step in our cruel abandonment of our children to the criminal justice system that we would contemplate meting out in the schoolhouse the ultimate punishment — death — at the hands of teachers. Please note:...
  • Illinois gun show bans AR-15 sales

    03/07/2018 9:14:55 AM PST · by Simon Green · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/05/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    A suburban Chicago gun show has banned the sale of AR-15s amid growing pressure spurred by the mass shooting at a Florida high school. Organizers for DuPage County Fairgrounds gun show said Sunday that sale of the rifle was banned for the March and April gun shows, The Washington Post reported. The Pioneer Valley Sportsman’s Association, which has hosted the show for more than 40 years, said the decision was linked to the Parkland, Fla., school shooting. “We did the ban to try to calm the situation down and show them we are willing to work with them,” Frank Cesare...
  • High School Students Get Second Amendment Lesson From ATF Agent With An Agenda

    03/07/2018 8:46:52 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 32 replies
    Conservative Daily Post ^ | 6 MAR 2018 | by Sam Di Gangi
    He proposed an 'assault weapons' ban.
  • Here’s why some People don’t understand about Gun Control

    03/07/2018 7:09:09 AM PST · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/7/2018 | J Hines
    Do Americans have the right to own a gun? Of course we do. It’s in our Second Amendment: “The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The Supreme Court has already overturned several gun control laws within the last decade alone. They determined that the banning of guns were unconstitutional. Yet there are still some people who argue for stricter gun control policies. They insist that gun ownership leads to gun-related crimes and that banning guns can reduce violent crime. However the statistics have proven time and time again that the rate of violent...
  • Federal Overreach and the National Concealed Carry Law

    03/07/2018 6:48:52 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 3/7/2018 | Sam Bocetta
    When the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act was first introduced in January of 2017, it quickly garnered support from a number of Republicans in the House of Representatives, but this was not an indication of how the average American gun owner feels about the controversial legislation. The bill's creator, Rep. Richard Hudson, justified the Reciprocity Act by saying, "Our Second Amendment right doesn't disappear when we cross state lines, and this legislation guarantees that." For libertarians, this bill is not a matter of our Second Amendment right; rather, it's a matter of federal overreach. Under Concealed Carry Reciprocity, state gun laws...
  • Splitting a card with a .22 Pistol

    03/07/2018 5:05:13 AM PST · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/7/2018 | J Hines
    Any trick shooter out there? Have you ever split a playing card with a bullet before? Youtuber 22Plinkster using a Victory .22 pistol tries out his marksmanship by not just shooting at the playing card but to raise this to another level in top gun. That is to place a Glock 19 barrel in front of the playing card. Now shoot through the barrel to get to the playing card. Even though 22Plinkster had to try this shot over 2 times, its still an amazing feat. Thank goodness for video slow-motion technology. See the full trick shot splitting a card...
  • Crime soared with Mass. gun law

    03/07/2018 6:33:11 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 30 replies
    bostonglobe ^ | FEBRUARY 17, 2013 | Jeff Jacoby
    IN 1998, Massachusetts passed what was hailed as the toughest gun-control legislation in the country. Among other stringencies, it banned semiautomatic “assault” weapons, imposed strict new licensing rules, prohibited anyone convicted of a violent crime or drug trafficking from ever carrying or owning a gun, and enacted severe penalties for storing guns unlocked. “Today, Massachusetts leads the way in cracking down on gun violence,” said Republican Governor Paul Cellucci as he signed the bill into law. “It will save lives and help fight crime in our communities.” Scott Harshbarger, the state’s Democratic attorney general, agreed: “This vote is a victory...
  • WashPost: Facts ‘Bully Gun-Control Supporters’

    03/07/2018 6:40:21 AM PST · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 3/7/2018 | Matt Philbin
    And now, from the same people who see a need for 60 different gender options on Facebook, a complaint about gun defenders splitting hairs over word choice. “While debating the merits of various gun control proposals, Second Amendment enthusiasts often diminish, or outright dismiss their views if they use imprecise firearms terminology,” writes Adam Weinstein in The Washington Post. Has this happened to you? If so, you’ve been gunsplained: harangued with the pedantry of the more-credible-than-thou firearms owner, admonished that your inferior knowledge of guns and their nomenclature puts an asterisk next to your opinion on gun control. Think of...
  • The left can't win on guns, so now they're trying to silent their opposition

    03/06/2018 6:03:20 PM PST · by richardb72 · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 6, 2018 | John R Lott Jr
    If you can’t beat the other side’s arguments, silence them. The idea is to keep yelling that the NRA is racist, that they are murderers and have “blood on their hands,” that they are a “terrorist organization” that they won’t support even simple measures to save lives. At the Oscars last night, wave after wave of the “cool people” called for banning guns. It doesn’t matter that the people doing the yelling are pushing proposals that wouldn’t save lives. Or that the people at the Oscars who called for banning guns were themselves protected by a phalanx of 500 armed...
  • Oregon: 20-Year-Old Sues Dick’s Sporting Goods for Refusing to Sell Rifle

    03/06/2018 5:50:06 PM PST · by Revel · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/6/18 | AWR Hawkins
    A 20-year-old is suing Dick’s Sporting Goods after being refused a Ruger .22 rifle purchase based on his age. The plaintiff, Tyler Watson, claims he faced “Unlawful Age Discrimination.” Watson attempted to buy the rifle “on or about February 24” at a Medford, Oregon, Field and Stream store. (Field and Stream is subsidiary of Dick’s.) Watson’s suit, filed in the Circuit Court of Oregon for the County of Jackson, says a store employee refused the purchase and indicated, “He would not sell [Watson] any firearm, including rifles and shotguns, or ammunition for a firearm, because [Watson] is under 21 years...
  • Seattle police first in state to seize gun under mental health law

    03/06/2018 3:44:18 PM PST · by Politically Correct · 73 replies
    KATU2 ^ | 3 March 2018 | Joel Moreno
    Seattle police first in state to seize gun under mental health law by Joel MorenoSaturday, March 3rd 2018 SEATTLE – The city’s police department became the first law enforcement agency in the state to force the surrender of a firearm under a new law known as an “extreme risk protection order.” The incident involves a man who lives in Belltown, who neighbors said had been intimidating people for the past year - even staring-down customers through store-front windows with a gun holstered at his side. Mental illness is suspected, but that new law allowed police to legally disarm him. “He...
  • Any Handloaders? Can we talk?

    03/06/2018 3:55:45 PM PST · by MileHi · 85 replies
    Vanity | 3-6-18 | MileHi
    I was working on a .38 Special load and bumped into a problem.