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  • Yunsong Zhao: Charges Dropped on Obscure Rifle law after Eight Months in Custody

    01/18/2019 4:56:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    On September 24, 2018, Yunsong Zhao was vindicated. He had done nothing illegal. The evidence against him was so weak, the judge did not let the case go to trial. He dismissed the case based on lack of evidence. From wsls.com: CHRISTIANSBURG — A judge on Monday dismissed the firearms charge against former Virginia Tech student Yunsong Zhao, saying that he didn’t believe the police officer or gun dealer who were the prosecution’s main witnesses.The evidence that Zhao, a 20-year-old Chinese national, possessed an assault weapon that is allowed only for U.S. citizens or permanent residents was too flimsy...
  • On The Young Turks: Discussing how Universal Background checks harm poor minorities

    01/18/2019 12:52:54 AM PST · by richardb72 · 6 replies
    The Young Turks ^ | January 15, 2019 | Cenk Uygur
    Dr. John R. Lott, Jr. spoke with the Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur about how universal background checks disarm poor minorities. The also debated whether more guns mean less crime. Regarding claims about how crime rates vary across nations see here and how crime rates change after guns are banned see here. In reference to the graph on mass public shootings that Cenk shows see the paper discussed here. Lott wasn’t able to see the graph when he was talking to Cenk Uygur, but he was correct guessing that they were relying on numbers from Adam Lankford at the University of...
  • Leaked govt memo: Shooter may be linked to hate group (AmRen founder never heard of Loughner)

    01/09/2011 10:16:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/09/11 | Liz Goodwin
    Leaked govt memo: Shooter may be linked to hate groupBy Liz Goodwin 29 mins ago According to a leaked memo obtained by Fox News, the Department of Homeland Security is looking into the possibility that suspected shooter Jared Loughner was linked to a white supremacist group called American Renaissance, or AmRen. AmRen founder Jared Taylor, however, tells Fox he'd never heard of Loughner and that according to his group's records, Loughner never received AmRen publications. His group's events are all held on the East Coast, he said, far from Loughner's hometown of Tucson. According to the memo, Loughner "is possibly...
  • How Gun Control Became an Instrument of Tyranny in Venezuela

    01/17/2019 8:56:31 PM PST · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | January 16, 2019 | Jose Nino
    Is Venezuela paying the price for adopting gun control? The shocking nature of Venezuela’s economic collapse has been covered ad nauseam. However, one aspect of the Venezuelan crisis that does not receive much coverage is the country’s gun control regime. Fox News recently published an excellent article highlighting Venezuelan citizens’ regret over the gun control policies the Venezuelan government has implemented since 2012. Naturally, this regret is warranted. The Venezuelan government is among the most tyrannical in the world, with a proven track record of violating basic civil liberties such as free speech, debasing its national currency, confiscating private property,...
  • Church shooting in Texas

    01/17/2019 6:07:33 PM PST · by old-ager · 28 replies
    KMOV TV St. Louis ^ | Jan. 17, 2019 | KMOV TV St. Louis
    Church shooting in Texas. I guess the congregation wasn't properly armed. No other info.
  • Urge Your Senators to Oppose AG Nominee William Barr!

    01/17/2019 1:49:31 PM PST · by old-ager · 54 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Jan 17 2019 | Erich Pratt, Gun Owners of America
    Urge Your Senators to Oppose AG Nominee William Barr! Tuesday’s confirmation hearing for Attorney General nominee William Barr was very disturbing. Even the most liberal, anti-gun Justice on the Supreme Court -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- didn’t sit in the witness chair in the Senate Judiciary Committee and tell us she intended to shred the Second Amendment. So, when Barr openly spat on the right to keep and bear arms -- and threatened to break down our doors in the middle of the night in order to confiscate our guns -- well, that’s a problem for us. Listening to William...
  • Commentary: Concealed carry doesn't guarantee our safety — it puts us at greater risk (barf alert)

    01/17/2019 4:46:07 AM PST · by rellimpank · 67 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 17 jan 2019 | Nina E. Vinik
    Last week, a 25-year-old woman was standing at a bus stop before dawn in the Fernwood neighborhood on Chicago’s Far South Side when she was approached by a teen who attempted to rob her with a gun. Instead, the woman, a concealed carry permit holder, pulled out her own gun and shot and killed the 19-year-old. On its face, this story may seem to make the case for the merits of concealed carry as a method of self-protection, especially for people living in high-crime neighborhoods. But the fact is that this scenario is an outlier. It is extremely rare for...
  • Are There AR-15-Owning Democrats Defying Boulder Assault Weapons Ban?

    01/17/2019 9:01:45 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/17/2019 | Matt Vespa
    Last year, after the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Boulder, Colorado decided to ban AR-15 rifles. Current residents who owned these firearms were subject to a grandfather clause. They also had until July 18, 2018 to get rid of, or sell, so-called high-capacity magazines and bump stocks. Those who were grandfathered in had until December 27, 2018 to certify their rifles with the local sheriff’s department. There is no paper trail. No records are kept, but it sure sounds like a test run for a gun registry. Only 342 people have certified their rifles. You know there...
  • Pistol Shooting Drills

    01/17/2019 5:28:40 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/17/2019 | C Cocoles
    Do you want to be good with a pistol? And, we're not talking about just standing in front of a paper target shooting at your leisure. You want to be able to defend yourself and loved ones. What do you do? There are many shooting drills out there for every skill level, but as with any hobby or skill, the basics are the most important. Without basic proficiency, one cannot become competent, let alone get actually good.. Getting good means you'll need to attend all of these top of the line defensive firearms courses offered at Joe's Tactical School. Reality...
  • Terry Holcomb, Second Amendment Activist, Prevails against Waller County Tyranny

    01/17/2019 6:43:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 15 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    –In August of 2016, Terry Holcomb, a Second Amendment activist, wrote a letter to Waller County, Texas. The letter asked Waller County to stop breaking the law, according to what had been passed in the 2015 legislature.  Some county officials disagreed with the Texas Attorney General, on what the law meant. So Waller County sued the Second Amendment activist, in an attempt to undercut the Attorney General. This was a direct violation of Texas Law, the Texas Constitution, and the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.A Government entity cannot sue a citizen merely for complaining against it and...
  • Source-Use of Firearms Involved in Crimes:Survey of Inmates,2016 (ONLY 7% WERE BOUGHT LEGALLY!)

    01/16/2019 11:25:35 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 9 replies
    www.bjs.gov/ ^ | 1-16-19 | Source and Use of Firearms Involved in Crimes: Survey of Prison Inmates, 2016
    Based on the 2016 Survey of Prison Inmates (SPI), about 1 in 5 (21%) of all state and federal prisoners reported that they had possessed or carried a frearm when they committed the ofense for which they were serving time in prison (fgure 1) . More than 1 in 8 (13%) of all prisoners had used a frearm by showing, pointing, or discharging it during the ofense for which they were imprisoned. Fewer than 1 in 50 (less than 2%) of all prisoners had obtained a frearm from a retail source and possessed, carried, or used it during the ofense...
  • Top 5 Lies on YT Gun Channels

    01/16/2019 6:24:34 PM PST · by real saxophonist · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 16 Jan 19 | Reid Henrichs
    7 minute video.
  • Pittsburgh City Council Seeks Ban on AR-15s, BB Guns, Starter Pistols

    01/16/2019 2:10:00 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/16/19 | AWR Hawkins
    The Pittsburgh City Council is pushing a ban on AR-15s and other commonly-owned semiautomatic rifles, as well BB guns and starter pistols. The ban would prohibit the possession of some weapons, while limiting the possession of other weapons to one’s own land and/or residence. Regarding “assault weapons,” the City Council says, “It shall be unlawful to manufacture, sell, purchase, transport, carry, store, or otherwise hold in one’s possession within the City of Pittsburgh an assault weapon.” They define “assault weapons” as weapons that run the gamut between full-auto to semiautomatic. In other words, a machine gun with select-fire switch is...
  • Bob Costas announces his NBC career is over

    01/16/2019 11:39:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 75 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 16, 2019 | Jason Owens
    Veteran broadcaster Bob Costas is stepping down from his longtime role with NBC Sports. Costas told the New York Post of the decision Tuesday, which the network confirmed with the paper. “It’s all settled quietly and happily for all concerned,” Costas told The Post. Costas also told The Post he will continue to do work for MLB Network and is considering pursuing a long-form interview show.
  • Boston Mayor Wants to Require Doctors to ask if Patients own Guns

    01/16/2019 8:19:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 107 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Boston Mayor Martin Walsh wants to mandate that Doctors teach patients about gun safety. It appears to be another Orwellian definition. Gun safety in these circumstances seems to mean getting rid of guns. There is no mention of using known gun safety experts who have been working on the subject for decades. From bizjournals.com: Involving doctors in gun safety: This act would require medical professionals to ask patients about guns in the home, and bring up the topics of gun safety. The goal, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said, is to identify those at risk for domestic violence, suicide...
  • House Democrats Readying Multi-Pronged Attack on Second Amendment

    01/16/2019 6:11:26 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/16/2019 | Bob Barr
    While most observers’ eyes initially focused on the drama surrounding freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s long shot bid for a seat on the powerful Ways and Means Committee, veteran Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) was quietly installed as Chair of the Financial Services Committee. For gun owners and businesses, this is a worst-case scenario. To many of those outside observers, it might seem as if the Judiciary Committee — with primary jurisdiction in the House over firearms laws and regulations — would be the key battleground for firearms-related attacks. However, for those of us who bear the battle scars earned through years...
  • The Democrat Who Banned Guns in Chicago Had 23-tried to ban guns detergent caffeine drinks transfats

    01/15/2019 4:41:44 PM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 15, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    "Bullets and booze don't mix," Alderman Edward Burke growled. Then the Chairman of the Finance Committee vowed to fight the NRA. He had spent much of his 50 years in power fighting for gun control. And the man dubbed “Alderman-for-Life”, whose wife who sat on the Illinois Supreme Court, had the heft. Five years ago, Chicago had lost yet another of its serial gun control battles. But Burke and the Democrat machine were vowing to go on fighting with more laws attempting to restrict the Second Amendment. Burke, an Obama and Blagojevich ally, and the godfather of Chicago politics (dubbed...
  • Think Progress editor: Conservatives are thrilled a Chicago woman defended herself with a gun

    01/15/2019 12:28:47 PM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 1/15/2019 | john sexton
    Last Tuesday a 25-year-old woman in Chicago was waiting at the bus stop in the early morning when she was approached by a 19-year-old man with a gun. The Chicago Tribune describes what happened next: Video from across the street apparently captured the incident so police know exactly what happened. The intended victim had a concealed carry permit for her gun so she is not in any trouble with authorities. This is a clear case of self-defense.
  • Did Trump just nominate a gun-grabber for Attorney General?

    01/15/2019 11:44:14 AM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    gunowners.com ^ | Jan. 15, 2019 | Erich Pratt
    Hearings Will Determine Whether Barr is Committed to the 2nd AmendmentDear Friend: As if we didn’t have enough gun control to fight recently, we now have another battle emerging.To replace Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, President Trump has nominated an individual who has advocated very restrictive gun control proposals in the past. The Senate Judiciary Committee began confirmation hearings on the nominee today. His name is William Barr, and he actually served as U.S. Attorney General once before under President George H.W. Bush from 1991-1993.It was during the hearings for that position in 1991 that William Barr expressed his support...
  • DOJ Report: Guns Carried During Crimes Most Frequently Obtained Off the Street or Underground(?)

    01/15/2019 10:52:03 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/15/2019 | Emily Ward
    A report published on Jan. 9 by the Department of Justice (DOJ) found that in 2016, criminals who carried firearms while they committed crimes most frequently obtained the guns either off the street or underground, rather than through legal purchases. The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reported that an estimated 287,400 prisoners possessed a gun in 2016 while they committed the crimes for which they were imprisoned. Of these, “more than half (56%) had either stolen it (6%), found it at the scene of the crime (7%), or obtained it off the street or from the underground market (43%). Most...