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  • Russian schools in push to give students army training: maintaining firearms (Gun full school zones)

    05/23/2016 10:08:05 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 19 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 20 May 2016 Share | News from Elsewhere...
    Schoolchildren in Russia will soon be taught a variety of military skills such as maintaining firearms as part of a new drive by the country's defence ministry. ...snip.... It will include things like assembling assault rifles, shooting and parachute jumping, but also theoretical subjects such as military history and tactics, the Gazeta.ru news website reports, quoting defence ministry officia
  • Hillary Clinton Picks a Doomed Fight With Americans Over Guns

    05/23/2016 8:57:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | May 10, 2016 | J.D. Tuccille
    "Yesterday, once again, this time horrifically on live television," says Hillary Clinton in a video on her presidential campaign website, "we saw the terrible consequences of gun violence." As it turns out, she's not talking about civilian deaths from drone strikes or bombing raids on hospitals by the U.S. government, but instead about a criminal shooting spree in the United States. Sure enough, the Washington Post pointed out last week that one of Clinton's signature issues heading into the general election is tightening restrictions on the ownership and use of guns by Americans. That's a tall order in a country...
  • Malkin: Hey, Gun-Grabbers: Hands Off My Kid’s Lego Weapons

    05/23/2016 2:19:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    conservativereview ^ | May 23, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    The gun-control lobby has a new target: Your children’s Lego sets. A new "study" touted by libs decries the prevalence of weapons in the brick construction kits: I kid you not. The gun-grabbers have their panties in a twist over harmless fantasy play with teeny-tiny plastic parts. LEGO building kits are becoming increasingly violent as toy manufacturers are engaged in an “arms race” to appeal to children, a New Zealand study says. Researchers at the University of Canterbury concluded from research that examined LEGO catalogues from 1973 to 2015 that weaponry is now included in 30 per cent of...
  • Unethical journalism: Couric alters words of VCDL members

    05/23/2016 12:44:21 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 45 replies
    Virginia Citizens Defense League Alert ^ | 5-23-16 | Philip Van Cleave
    “Creative” editing by Katie Couric, who must have graduated from the Joseph Goebbels School of Journalism, has intentionally and significantly changed the response of VCDL members in a new video called “Under the Gun” - and I have PROOF. VCDL APPROACHED TO BE PART OF A “DOCUMENTARY” I received an email in March of 2015 from Kristin Lazure, a producer for Atlas Films, asking if VCDL would be part of "a documentary about the gun violence prevention movement in America.” In the email, Kristin said, "Some of the storylines we're exploring include the legislative process on the federal and state...
  • Hillary Clinton Could Topple Obama's Record for Revving Gun Sales

    05/23/2016 12:29:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | May 23, 2016 | Michael C. Bender
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-05-23/hillary-clinton-could-topple-obama-s-record-for-revving-gun-sales
  • New Fast and Furious emails show Obama administration obstructing Congress

    05/23/2016 12:17:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2016 | Rick Moran
    The lid may finally blow off the Fast and Furious cover-up by the Obama administration, as a federal judge ordered the release of thousands of emails showing how then-attorney general Eric Holder obstructed, stonewalled, and misdirected congressional investigators looking into the program. People in the Nixon administration went to jail for less. ... The documents reveal how senior Justice Department officials — including Attorney General Holder — intensely followed and managed an effort to carefully limit and obstruct the information produced to Congress,” he asserted. They also indict Holder deputy Lanny Breuer, an old Clinton hand, who had to step...
  • 'Pawn Stars' star Chumlee avoids jail time with plea deal

    05/23/2016 11:32:21 AM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Associated Press
    <p>One of the stars of the reality TV show "Pawn Stars" told a judge on Monday he's taking a plea deal that would spare him jail time in a case stemming from the discovery of guns, marijuana and other drugs at his Las Vegas home.</p>
  • How well do you know about Coyote?

    05/23/2016 8:36:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/23/2016 | D Born
    I’m a big fan of coyotes. I enjoy seeing them, hearing them and hunting them. I think the reason I like them so much is that I’ve always had a lot of respect for a underdog, which the coyote surely is compared to its more media divisive cousin the wolf, or other charismatic megafauna like the bear. Similar to Rodney Dangerfield, coyotes “don’t get no respect.” Unlike wolves there are no national groups crying for their protection, no one is pleading their case on the steps of the capital. In spite of this, coyotes are without a doubt one of...
  • Sheriff David Clarke: ‘The Only Person Safe in a Gun-Free Zone Is the Criminal’

    05/23/2016 8:05:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/22/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    During his May 20 speech to the NRA Leadership Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, Sheriff David Clarke Jr. said, “The only person safe in a gun free zone … is the criminal.” He made this comment while referencing the horrendous May 12, 2006, sexual attack suffered by Kimberly Corban in her room on a college campus. Clarke said: This brave woman voluntarily shares the story of her horrific event so that other women do not have to experience what she did. She found out when seconds mattered, the police were not a 911 call away. She also learned that the only...
  • Guns In the News

    05/23/2016 5:18:12 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-22-2016 | MOTUS
    I have an appointment this morning, so here’s today’s topic: Guns.Trumps got ‘em.Hillary wants ‘em: “If she gets to appoint her judges, she will abolish the Second Amendment," Trump told an enthusiastic crowd.” "Unlike Donald Trump, I will not pander to the gun lobby."( she said while pandering to the Trayvon Martin Foundation's Circle of Mothers.)  Barry’s selling ‘em. President Obama on Monday announced the United States was lifting its decades-long embargo on weapons’ sales to Vietnam, an act most political watchers say will fuel an angry reaction from China. Traitor Hanoi Jane is still conflicted.Guns: good for Vietnam, you –...
  • A (not so) Brief History of the Gun

    05/23/2016 5:36:01 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 11 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 5/23/16 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    As debates about guns and gun rights in America rage, truly to understand the gun, one needs to look at its history. The story of the gun is a fascinating and riveting look not only at history, but science, business, politics, justice, and morality as well. Throw in a great deal of ingenuity, a good deal of heroism, and a small dose of romance, and the story of the gun is the world’s greatest tale of human invention.
  • Open Carry at the 2016 NRA Annual Meeting in Louisville, Ky

    05/23/2016 4:24:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Before the NRA meeting, it was well known that open carry would not be discouraged.  I entered Freedom Hall at the Louisville Kentucky Expo center this morning, as people were registering.  Within a minute, I had spotted three open carriers, and managed to get pictures.  From nraam.org: Firearms Carry Policy During the 2016 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, lawfully carried firearms will be permitted at Annual Meeting venues including the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC), KFC Yum! Center Arena, and Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) in accordance with Kentucky law. Firearms and knives will be prohibited in any areas temporarily...
  • Gun Control Advocate Rachel Maddow Says “Shooting is Fun”

    05/22/2016 7:30:57 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    aim.com ^ | 5-18-16 | Don Irvine
    MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow, an admitted gun control advocate, shocked her fellow liberals this week when she told CBS News’ Rita Braver that she thinks “shooting is fun.” Braver accompanied Maddow to a gun range, where she watched Maddow shoot a few rounds. Maddow: This is a beautiful gun. Braver: So maybe you wouldn’t expect the woman wielding the Colt .45 pistol or the AR-15 rifle to be unabashedly left-leaning Rachel Maddow. Maddow: Like, I’m a real liberal, even on, like, gun safety and gun control issues. That said, I think that shooting is fun, and I think that shooting...
  • Untold Damage: America’s Overlooked Gun Violence

    05/22/2016 4:36:00 PM PDT · by golux · 50 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/23/us/americas-overlooked-gun-violence.html?_r=0 ^ | 16.05.22 | SHARON LaFRANIERE, DANIELA PORAT and AGUSTIN ARMENDARIZ
    Unlike the butchery that bookended it, it merited no presidential statements, no saturation television coverage. But what took place at 6101 Prentice Street on Aug. 21 may say more about the nature of gun violence in the United States than any of those far more famous rampages. It is a snapshot of a different sort of mass violence — one that erupts with such anesthetic regularity that it is rendered almost invisible, except to the mostly black victims, survivors and attackers (...) “Clearly, if it’s black-on-black, we don’t get the same attention because most people don’t identify with that. Most...
  • Clarice Feldman: A Part-time Law Lecturer vs. the Constitution

    05/22/2016 10:19:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 22, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    It’s a lie often repeated that Obama was a Constitutional law professor at the University of Chicago law school. In fact, he was just a lecturer there for a short time who never much impressed his colleagues. Watching this administration in action one wonders what, if anything, he understands about the Constitution at all. His is an administration based on flouting it. It’s true that the judicial process moves slowly and such conduct can continue for a while until halted, but repeatedly the courts are catching up. In fact, the Supreme Court has ruled unanimously against the administration 20 times....
  • Clinton and Sanders reminisce over drinks on "Saturday Night Live"

    05/22/2016 10:48:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 22,2016 | Kyle Balluck
    Democratic presidential rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders share a drink and reminisce during the opening of "Saturday Night Live." “I’m not going anywhere,” Sanders, played by Larry David, says as a bartender announces closing time. “I can stay here as long as I want.
  • SNL White Knights For Hillary: "No One Is Trying To Take Your Guns Away"

    05/22/2016 1:47:33 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 22,2016 | Awr Hawkins
    During the May 21 “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live, hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost mocked Donald Trump for claiming Hillary Clinton wants to “abolish the Second Amendment.” Che pointed to Trump’s speech at Friday’s NRA Leadership Forum, in which Trump said Hillary wants to “abolish the Second Amendment.” Che rejected Trump’s claim, instead intimating that Hillary simply wants to put more and more gun controls in place for law-abiding citizens.
  • Paul urges elimination of gun fee zones

    05/22/2016 12:39:49 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    The State Journal ^ | May 21, 2016 | Adam Beam
    LOUISVILLE (AP) — Days after securing a re-election match-up with a wealthy Kentucky Democrat, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul declared his support for allowing guns in every school, movie theater and supermarket in America in a speech to the National Rifle Association. Paul did not mention his opponent in November’s general election, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray. Instead, he focused most of his speech on displaying his pro-gun bona fides and urging the elimination of all gun-free zones, including public schools. “Look, I’ve got children. I can’t imagine one of my kids being killed at school by a deranged killer. But, as...
  • NRA facing member backlash over Trump endorsement

    05/22/2016 7:58:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 87 replies
    poltico.com ^ | 5/21/2016 | Sarah Wheaton
    With its last-minute decision to formally endorse Donald Trump, the National Rifle Association put itself out in front of the fight for Republican party unity. Just a day later, it’s already taking flak. Chris Cox, the NRA’s top strategist, was met with raucous applause when he announced to the estimated 80,000 people gathered here for the group’s annual leadership forum on Friday that the nation’s biggest and most influential gun-rights organization was officially backing the presumptive Republican nominee. To endorse so early in the process is virtually unprecedented for the group; they didn’t get behind Mitt Romney in 2012 and...
  • The scandal in Washington no one is talking about

    05/22/2016 7:27:57 AM PDT · by John W · 27 replies
    nypost.com ^ | May 21, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    The deadly-but-forgotten government gun-running scandal known as “Fast and Furious” has lain dormant for years, thanks to White House stonewalling and media compliance. But newly uncovered e-mails have reopened the case, exposing the anatomy of a coverup by an administration that promised to be the most transparent in history. A federal judge has forced the release of more than 20,000 pages of emails and memos previously locked up under President Obama’s phony executive-privilege claim. A preliminary review shows top Obama officials deliberately obstructing congressional probes into the border gun-running operation. Fast and Furious was a Justice Department program that allowed...
  • Hillary Clinton Speaks at Trayvon Martin Foundation, Calls Trump's Gun Policies 'Dangerous'

    05/22/2016 5:27:48 AM PDT · by Salman · 79 replies
    NBC 4 New York ^ | May 21, 2016 | Julie Pace
    Donald Trump's gun policies are "not just way out there" but "dangerous" and would make America less safe, Hillary Clinton said Saturday. "This is someone running to be president of the United States of America — a country facing a gun violence epidemic — and he's talking about more guns in our schools, he's talking about more hatred and division in our streets," the likely Democratic presidential nominee said of her presumptive Republican rival. "That's no way to keep us safe." ...
  • AL: Free Carry Permits for Retired Military Veterans

    05/22/2016 4:15:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In Alabama, Governor Robert Bentley signed HB98, which provides for retired veterans who qualify, to obtain free pistol permits.  The bill was popular with the legislature, passing nearly unanimously. HB98 passed the House 93 to 4 with 3 abstentions. It passed the Senate 30 to 2 with no abstentions on 3 May, 2016, and was signed into law by Governor Bently on 13 May, 2016. The bill applies to retired military veterans who are non-disability retirees from the Army, Navy, Coast Guard or Marines, or any reserve component thereof. From the HB98(pdf): 24  (b) Any retired military veteran who...
  • 'Wrong!': Donald Trump accuses 'Crooked Hillary' of lying in furious tweet after she [tr] [BLM]

    05/22/2016 4:02:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 22, 2016 | James Wilkinson
    The war of words between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continued early Sunday morning, as he hit back at her claim that he wanted to allow guns in classrooms. Clinton made the remarks Saturday night, at a Florida fund-raiser for Circle of Mothers, an organization that aims to 'empower women to transform communities'. '(Trump says) on his first day in office, he’d mandate that every school in America allow guns in their classrooms,' Clinton claimed, according to the NY Daily News. 'That idea isn’t just way out there. It’s dangerous.'
  • Hillary Clinton to speak to Trayvon Martin Foundation in Fort Lauderdale (SoFL. Protest Opportunity)

    05/21/2016 9:09:31 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 57 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | May 20, 2016 | Amy Sherman
    When Hillary Clinton speaks to the Trayvon Martin Foundation in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, she will be continuing her groundwork to boost black voter turnout in Florida. Clinton will likely repeat familiar themes of importance to black voters, such as inequalities in the criminal justice system, voting rights, school segregation and gun violence, which helped her crush Bernie Sanders in the Florida primary March 15. ... A recent poll showed Clinton and Trump in a dead heat in Florida, a crucial swing state. A $1,500 minimum donation to the foundation is required to attend Saturday’s dinner, which will be held...
  • Donald Trump: ‘Crooked Hillary’ Wants to Take Your Guns–and Keep Her ‘Fully Armed’ Security

    05/21/2016 9:31:44 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 21 May 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Hillary wants to disarm vulnerable Americans in high crime neighborhoods. Whether it’s a young single mom in Florida or a grandma in Ohio, Hillary wants them to be defenseless, wants to take away any chance they have of survival.
  • Even soldier working under terrorist threats can’t get gun carry permit in NJ

    05/21/2016 9:01:51 PM PDT · by Enchante · 37 replies
    New Jersey 101.5 ^ | May 20, 2016 | Toniann Antonelli
    In denying his application for a concealed-carry permit, Oceanport Police Chief Daniel W. Barcus said Russell was unable to demonstrate “justifiable need” because there had been no specific attacks or threats made directly on him. To legally carry concealed firearms in New Jersey, residents have to apply to their local police for a permit demonstrating such a need. But critics of the state’s strict gun laws say this results in very few people other than acting and retired law enforcement officials getting approval for such permits.
  • Hillary Clinton goes after Donald Trump, gun lobby

    05/21/2016 6:50:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 65 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 21, 2016 | Hannah Fraser-Chanpong, Reena Flores
    Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton attacked Donald Trump's proposals on firearms Saturday as dangerous for America's children, just one day after the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee garnered the endorsement of the National Rifle Association. "Donald Trump said that in his very first hour as president, heaven forbid, he would overturn President [Barack] Obama's actions to strengthen background checks," Clinton said, speaking at the Trayvon Martin Foundation's "Circle of Mothers" dinner in Fort Lauderdale. "Then, Mr. Trump went further. He said that also on his first day in office he'd mandate that every school in America allow guns in classrooms. Every school,...
  • Primed To Fight The Government - WaPo hit piece

    05/21/2016 6:23:07 PM PDT · by Little Pig · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/21/2016 | Kevin Sullivan
    REDMOND, Ore. — B.J. Soper took aim with his AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and fired a dozen shots at a human silhouette target. Soper’s wife and their 16-year-old daughter practiced drawing pistols. Then Soper helped his 4-year-old daughter, in pink sneakers and a ponytail, work on her marksmanship with a .22-caliber rifle. Deep in the heart of a vast U.S. military training ground, surrounded by spent shotgun shells and juniper trees blasted to shreds, the Central Oregon Constitutional Guard was conducting its weekly firearms training. “The intent is to be able to work together and defend ourselves if we need to,”...
  • Hillary Clinton Plans to Fire Back at Trump for NRA Remarks

    05/21/2016 6:14:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 21, 2016, 4:49 PM ET | By LIZ KREUTZ
    Hillary Clinton plans to fire back at Donald Trump for comments he made to the National Rifle Association, in which he spoke in favor of open carry laws and accused Clinton of wanting to take away the right to bear arms -- a position she has not taken. According to an aide to the Democratic presidential frontrunner, Clinton will use her remarks tonight at the Trayvon Martin Foundation Circle of Mothers dinner in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to respond to Trump. At the event, she is expected to call the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's position on guns "dangerous" and will specifically...
  • Donald Trump goes after Hillary Clinton on guns (SCOTUS at Stake)

    05/21/2016 1:45:49 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | May 20, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump... told the NRA that Hillary Clinton would take away the right to bear arms ... Trump, ... dove right into attacking Clinton, saying she "wants to abolish the Second Amendment." "We're not going to let that happen," Trump said. "We're going to preserve it, we're going to cherish it." Trump ... suggested that Clinton would take away gun rights via the Supreme Court. "If she gets to appoint her judges, she will abolish the Second Amendment," Trump told an enthusiastic crowd...... She quickly responded ... on Twitter. "You're wrong, We can uphold Second Amendment rights while preventing senseless...
  • Tenn. Senator Labeled A Top Trump VP Pick Meets With Trump Monday

    05/21/2016 1:21:59 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 73 replies
    Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., was labeled by Charles Krauthammer on Friday as the pundit’s leading pick to be the running mate of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The Washington Post, citing unnamed sources, said Corker will be meeting Monday with Trump at Trump Tower in New York City Krauthammer used a hypothetical pot of $100 in casino chips to make his point, putting $25 on Corker, $20 on former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., $20 on Ohio Gov. John Kasich, $10 on former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and $5 on Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint. The rest went to “the field,”...
  • I have a MAJOR announcement to share with y’all…

    05/21/2016 12:36:34 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 67 replies
    Written by Allen West on May 21, 2016 : on this day I am honored to say I have been elected for a three-year term to the NRA Board of Directors.
  • Police: Construction worker fires shot at armed robber (Florida)

    05/21/2016 10:32:57 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 29 replies
    News4Jax ^ | 5/20/16
    LAKE CITY, Fla. - A man doing construction outside a Lake City restaurant Sunday night told police he fired a shot at a teenager who tried to rob him. The man said the person, believed to be in his late teens, approached him outside a restaurant on Duval Street and asked for money. When told no, the person went away, but returned a short time later, pulled out a semiautomatic handgun and said, "Put your hands up." Instead the victim pulled his own weapon, which Lake City police say he carries with a valid permit, and fired two shots. The...
  • Pasco Sheriff's Deputies Trade In Glocks For Free SIG Sauer Service Handguns

    05/21/2016 8:23:42 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 63 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | May 20, 2016 | Josh Solomon & Hannah Alani
    DADE CITY — There's an arms race taking place in law enforcement as weapons manufacturers battle each other for the lucrative right to arm officers. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office is the latest beneficiary of that duel. Last year the agency said goodbye to its old .40-caliber Glock 23 handguns and recently finished equipping its deputies with .40-caliber SIG Sauer P320s. That's because sheriff's officials said SIG Sauer offered to replace their entire arsenal at no cost, sealing the deal. That's a victory for the New Hampshire gun manufacturer over its Austrian rival Glock. Both are among the world's top...
  • NRA, Trump: Clinton would abolish 2nd Amendment, gun rights

    05/21/2016 3:52:38 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 17 replies
    WAVE 3 News- Louisville ^ | May 20, 2016 | GORDON BOYD
    The National Rifle Association may be a nation unto itself in its commitment to the right to bear arms. The number of members attending its annual convention here is larger than the combined populations of Jeffersonville and Clarksville, Ind.; more than 70,000. But the message its leadership delivered by endorsing Donald Trump, and by hosting his second Louisville visit, is aimed at the more than 5 million members who stayed home. "This election is about the soul of the country, and the Second Amendment," said Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. "If your preferred candidate...
  • Trump Scores NRA Backing And Attacks 'Heartless Hillary'

    05/21/2016 4:19:53 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 9 replies
    politico.com ^ | 05/20/16
    Dubbing her "Heartless Hillary" Clinton, Trump and the NRA’s leaders cast the 2016 election in stark terms as a referendum on the likely Democratic nominee that carries long-lasting implications for gun enthusiasts nationwide. “The Second Amendment is on the ballot in November,” Trump told the more than 7,000 NRA members who paid to attend his speech, roughly 10 percent of the 70,000 activists in town for the group’s annual meeting. “I will never let you down. I will protect our Second Amendment. I will protect our country.” Showcasing his knack for nicknames and speaking in his characteristic vernacular, Trump drew...
  • NRA is now almost entirely a pro-Republican group, spending more money than ever(T)

    05/21/2016 8:56:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 5/19/2016 | Mike Spies Sarah Ryley
    For four decades, the National Rifle Association has pumped millions of dollars into federal elections, supporting both Republican and Democratic candidates who voted in accordance with the gun group’s strict view of the Second Amendment. That era is over. During the last federal election cycle, in 2014, the gun group’s spending on behalf of Democrats dwindled to virtually nothing, even as its overall election-related spending soared to more than $32 million, an analysis by the Daily News and The Trace found.
  • David Clarke tells NRA: Be wary of 'freedom-loathing gun-haters'

    05/21/2016 5:54:04 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 10 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 21 may 2016 | Kirsten Clark
    Louisville, Ky. — Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke's message to those attending Friday's NRA-ILA Leadership Forum was in part cautionary: Be wary of "freedom-loathing gun-haters." "Don't be misled by phony sloganeering like 'common sense gun legislation' or 'smart guns,'" he said. "There is nothing smart about what they are up to, as you and I both know. None of this crap will reduce violence, suicides or mass shootings." The crowd erupted in applause several times during Clarke's talk, which was one in a nearly four-hour-long series of speeches from pro-gun heavyweights and politicians like presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump and...
  • Rand Paul: "I'll Be Damned!" Before Government Takes Guns from Veterans

    05/21/2016 5:27:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/21/2016 | Matt Vespa
    The avid proponent of American liberty and individualism, Sen. Rand Paul took the stage at the NRA-ILA forum and spoke of our natural right to own and bear arms. "We must always remember that the Second Amendment can only properly be defended when we defend the rest of the bill of rights. You can't defend the second Amendment unless you defend the First amendment," Paul said. He went on to warn the audience of the trampling of the Fourth Amendment and how important it is for governing bodies to acquire search warrants before investigating individual citizens. He also mentioned new...
  • PA: Black People with Guns Matter

    05/21/2016 3:44:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image From Instagram Maj Toure is a 29 year old black activist in Philadelphia who wants black people  in urban centers to exercise their Second Amendment rights.  From philly.com: Toure is a young African American man who grew up in North Philadelphia watching the destruction caused by gun violence, but who nonetheless was attracted to firearms, and became an official, dues-paying NRA member and legal gun owner. "The stigma, especially in an urban environment like Philly, is if you have a gun, you're either law enforcement or the bad guy," Toure said when we talked recently. "What we're trying to...
  • Wayne LaPierre, Chris Cox & Donald Trump: 2016 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum

    05/20/2016 6:03:23 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 20, 2016 | NRA-Cox, LePierre, & Trump
    One hour video: Highlights from the first 10 minutes include Chris Cox's hilarious but poignant assessment of Hillary Clinton’s remarks regarding the 2nd Amendment. Cox leads the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, which is the NRA lobbying arm. Cox: “Friends, let me say this: Hillary Clinton has a legitimate chance to be the next president, as long as people like us stay home. Sit on the sidelines” and “You know what? We’re giving her reason for optimism these days. She looks at all the discord and division and starts shopping online for ‘His and Hers’ twin beds for the White...
  • Trump: 'Heartless Hillary' Wants Single Moms 'To Be Defenseless'

    05/20/2016 3:33:25 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 86 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 5/20/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump locked, loaded and fired away at Hillary Clinton on Friday at the National Rifle Association's annual gathering in Louisville, Ky. Trump, who seemed surprised to receive the major gun lobby's endorsement minutes before he took the stage, spent most of his speech blasting the Democratic front-runner's aggressive push for gun control and accusing her of wanting to leave Americans "defenseless." "Hillary wants to disarm vulnerable Americans in high-crime neighborhoods. Whether it's a young, single mom in Florida or a grandmother in Ohio, Hillary wants them to be defenseless," the billionaire told thousands of gun...
  • Donald Trump Tells N.R.A. Hillary Clinton Wants to Let Violent Criminals Go Free

    05/20/2016 2:20:09 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    NYTimes ^ | ASHLEY PARKER
    Donald J. Trump called on Friday for an end to gun-free zones in the United States and accused Hillary Clinton of seeking to let violent criminals out of prison, putting law-abiding citizens at risk, as he accepted the endorsement of the National Rifle Association at its annual convention. Mr. Trump said that the November election would be a referendum on the Second Amendment and asserted that Mrs. Clinton, his likely Democratic opponent, wanted to abolish the right to bear arms. “Crooked Hillary Clinton is the most anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment candidate ever to run for office,” he said at the N.R.A.’s...
  • NRA Endorses Donald Trump for President

    05/20/2016 12:09:55 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 20, 2016 | JOHN SANTUCCI and Meghan Keneally
    The National Rifle Association has endorsed Donald Trump for president at today's convention. Chris Cox, the executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action, made the endorsement immediately before Trump walked on stage. "Now is the time to unite. If your preferred candidate dropped out of the race, it's time to get over it," Cox said earlier in his remarks. The news of the endorsement came shortly before Trump addressed the group at their convention in Kentucky. How Donald Trump's Views on Guns Shifted Over Time Trump talked about "crooked Hillary" and said that Clinton is "anti-gun," claiming that...
  • NRA to Endorse Donald Trump for President

    05/20/2016 11:31:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 20, 2016 | John Santucci and Meghan Keneally
    The National Rifle Association plans to endorse Trump at its convention today, sources told ABC News. News of the endorsement comes shortly before Trump addresses group members at their convention in Kentucky.
  • Gun Ownership: A New Medical Illness?

    05/20/2016 10:25:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies
    lifezette.com ^ | 5/20/2016 | Kristen Fischer
    “It does feel rather invasive when I’m asking the question,” Stein told LifeZette. She said the American Academy of Pediatrics requests that doctors ask the question, which is on intake forms for new patients and regular checkups. She does so in order to comply. “It has become more prevalent,” she said. “You feel uncomfortable whether you do it or not. It truly feels like you’re getting into the parents’ business.” Stein says it’s a Catch 22: She wants her patients to be safe, but she doesn’t want to invade their privacy. The information she collects is not shared outside of...
  • Suddenly, no more mass shootings. Hmmmm.

    05/20/2016 8:46:18 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 145 replies
    5/20/2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Has anyone else noticed that -- all of a sudden -- there are very few mass shootings lately? In fact, almost none. It's almost like Obama realized that these events aren't getting the clamor for gun control he wanted. It's almost like Obama flipped a switch. Things that make you go "Hmmmmm."
  • Tom Brokaw to Ole Miss Grads: More Guns Mean More Homegrown Terror

    05/20/2016 8:53:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 67 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/19/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    During a May 14 commencement address to Old Miss graduates, retired news anchor and journalist Tom Brokaw said, “more guns … will mean more homegrown acts of terror.” Tom Brokaw lamented the continuing expansion of gun ownership and the success of gun rights organizations that support that expansion. According to The Commercial Appeal, Brokaw referenced the homicide rate in Democrat-run Memphis, Tennessee, then said: I’m appalled by the determination of organizations and individuals to arm more people without any appreciation of the consequence of evermore lethal weapons in our midst. More guns and more firearm tolerance will mean more homegrown...
  • LIVE: Trump Gets NRA Endorsement @ NRA-ILA Leadership forum 5/20/2016 1-5pm EDT (on FNC)

    05/20/2016 6:11:13 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 531 replies
    Friday, May 20, 2016: Donald Trump will deliver remarks at the National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action’s (NRA-ILA) Leadership Forum in Louisville, KY. There will be several speakers attending the forum listed below. Full coverage of the event from 1:00-5:00 PM EDT via the NRA. I'm not sure when Trump is scheduled to speak, but we will post as soon as we know.
  • California Gun Control Measures Pretty Much Bans Rifles, Imposes Background Checks On Ammunition

    05/20/2016 6:16:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/20/2016 | Matt Vespa
    The state Senate on Thursday approved sweeping new restrictions on using guns in California in response to the December mass shooting by two terrorists that left 14 dead in San Bernardino. Lawmakers approved 11 bills including measures mandating background checks for Californians buying ammunition and outlawing the manufacture and sale of semiautomatic rifles with detachable magazines. The bills, which next go to the Assembly for consideration, represent the most ambitious effort at gun control in decades in California, which already has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation.