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  • 'Anti-gun stupidity': Honolulu destroys $575G worth of police firearms

    08/31/2015 4:52:42 PM PDT · by American Faith Today · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 31,2015 | Hollie McKay
    Second Amendment advocates are firing away at a decision by Honolulu officials to destroy $575,000 worth of perfectly good handguns in a move one critic called the “height of anti-gun stupidity.” Some 2,300 Smith & Wesson 9 mm handguns, including at least 200 that are brand-new and in unopened boxes, were issued to the city’s police department. But with the 2,200-member force upgrading to lighter and less expensive Glock 17s, the guns were set to be permanently holstered. While it is customary throughout the country for departments to auction the guns to law-abiding citizens, including the police who once carried...
  • Walsh seeks to ban unmarked replica handguns

    08/31/2015 4:03:24 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 38 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 31, 2015 | By Felicia Gans
    Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh on Monday proposed an ordinance seeking to ban unmarked replica handguns in public places, a measure that comes as city officials seek to prevent toys from being confused with actual firearms. Police say such confusion can be dangerous in tense situations, and have been seeking to keep fake guns off the streets. So far this year, police have recovered more than 100 replica handguns in connection to crimes. In 2014, Boston police recovered about 250. “We’ve seen too many violent incidents this year, and we will do everything in our power to ensure the safety...
  • Hurricane Katrina turns 10: Remembering gun confiscation in New Orleans [Video]

    08/31/2015 4:09:06 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    WND TV ^ | 8/31/2015 | Staff
    Hurricane Katrina Gun Confiscation Video
  • Walmart Decides to Drop Sale of AR-15 Assault Rifles (Major Hurl Alert!)

    08/31/2015 2:40:46 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 42 replies
    A generation ago, the American gun industry came up with a devilish new campaign to bolster declining sales — militarizing the civilian firearms market with lightly adapted versions of potent battlefield weapons like the M-16 rifle. Renamed the AR-15, this semiautomatic assault rifle has come to haunt society in the hands of criminals and the deranged, who regularly kill innocent people in high-powered mass shootings.
  • Police: Teen got shot after trying to rob pizza guy

    08/31/2015 2:00:39 PM PDT · by csvset · 44 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | August 31, 2015 | Jonathan Edwards
    NORFOLK A 15-year-old boy was shot Sunday night because, according to police, he tried to stick up a pizza delivery driver who had a gun. The 15-year-old pulled a gun on a Chanello's pizza delivery driver around 9:30 at Galt and Barre streets, but the driver had a gun and shot him, Norfolk police said in a news release. Paramedics took him to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, police said. At first, police said he might die from the gunshot wound, but now think he’ll survive. He’s still at Sentara under guard. Police charged the teenager with robbery and using a...
  • Victim-hood-ism, Guns, Hillary, and the Virginia Shooter

    08/31/2015 7:19:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/31/2015 | Lloyd Marcus
    Recently, I asked my 87-year-old dad: "Was it a dream, or did you and Mom allow a man dressed like a woman to run through our home and out the back door?" Dad replied, "Wow! How on Earth could you possibly remember that?" I was a toddler then, now in my sixties. Dad said the man was being chased by the police, and my mom felt sorry for him. Today, transvestites are celebrated, awarded for courage. And yet, more Americans than ever view themselves as victims. A caller on a radio show said people are fed up with both sides...
  • A Shotgun Wedding: Couple Ties The Knot At Shooters World

    08/31/2015 7:30:23 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 14 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 30, 2015 | Geoff Fox
    TAMPA — Gunfire rang out shortly after Melissa Kunkel and Gary Webb said “I do” on Sunday. Relax. The shots — aimed at heart-shaped bulls-eyes on paper targets — might have been among the friendliest fire in history. Following a wedding ceremony attended by about 50 people in a banquet room at Shooters World on Fletcher Avenue, the newlyweds took aim and fired. After an initial volley of shots that left holes around the bulls-eye, Melissa Webb pierced the paper heart with two bullets. “It’s an unusual experience, but it couldn’t have turned out nicer,” said the bride’s father, Tom...
  • Study: Chicago Criminals Avoid Gun Shows, Internet Sales, Buy Guns On Street

    08/31/2015 8:07:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/30/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    As for specifics regarding sources for purchasing guns, some of the inmates indicated that gangs have individuals with a Firearm Owners Identification Card who buy guns then sell them to gang members. Others indicated using “corrupt cops” who seize guns then “put them back on the street.” The inmates made clear they do not walk into gun stores to buy guns. Which proves a point Breitbart News, Gun Owners of America, and other gun rights groups have made for years; namely, that background checks place a burden on law-abiding citizens which criminals easily avoid.
  • How many Firearms have been lost or Destroyed in the United States?

    08/31/2015 7:28:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    How many firearms are lost or destroyed in the United States?  Is the number of guns in the U.S. increasing or decreasing? The current estimate of the private stock of firearms in the United States is about 363 million (16 million were added in 2013).  That number was calculated by the cumulative addition of domestic manufacture plus imports minus exports.  This does not count guns shipped to the U.S. military.   The figures are rounded to the nearest million. Firearms manufactured before 1899 are not included.  The starting figure in 1945 is 47 million. The numbers do not account for...
  • Anti-Gun Rights Fascists Fail Again

    08/31/2015 4:36:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    In the wake of yet another killing spree by an Obama voter, there were the predictable calls to “do something” about guns. It was no shock that the liberals’ preferred solution to the problem of Democrat mainstream media personalities murdering people because of their racial and sexual grievances was to disarm everyone who isn’t a Democrat mainstream media personality who murders people because of his racial and sexual grievances. But what was shocking was how quickly the anti-civil rights left moved on to pursue other tyrannies. Liberals initiated their “guns are bad” mental macro before the killer had even...
  • [VANITY] Firearms advice needed

    08/30/2015 2:01:04 PM PDT · by PinkChampagneonIce · 115 replies
    There is no better place to come for expert advice on firearms than FR! I am thinking of buying my first firearm. I want it for concealed carry, for self-defense, so I want it small. I have done some research and the Smith & Wesson Centennial Airweight Model 642 looks good to me. Am seeking any and all advice/comments. I have small hands, and not a lot of upper body strength. Thanks!
  • 10 Things You Learn by Carrying a Gun Every Day

    08/30/2015 9:35:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 83 replies
    outdoorhub.com ^ | 8/24/2015 | Tom McHale
    Reflecting on my experiences carrying a gun daily for near a couple of decades, I figured out that I’ve learned a couple of things. Here’s a short list.
  • Virginia shooting victim's father says he will need to buy gun to defend himself

    08/30/2015 8:01:17 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 32 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 28 August 2015 | Jessica Glenza and Amanda Holpuch
    Father of Alison Parker, who is campaigning for gun control, says he will have to get a firearm because ‘a lot of people take exception’ to his views The father of Alison Parker, the journalist shot dead on live television on Wednesday, has said that now he is campaigning for gun control he will probably have to get a firearm to defend himself. Andy Parker, spoke to reporters on Friday after he visited the television station, WDBJ7, where his daughter worked before being murdered - along with cameraman Adam Ward - by their former colleague Vester Lee Flanagan. He continued...
  • Guns and Insanity are Not Compatible

    08/30/2015 8:02:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 8/29/2015 | Barbara Hammond
    The NRA, which owns a majority of our representation in Washington D.C., is out of control. They are fully aware of the issues with background checks and continue to push for less stringent regulations. All the while admitting mental illness is a huge issue with our out of control senseless murder rate. So many places in our country have open carry now it scares me to death. If I walked into a store and saw someone walking around with an assault rifle over their shoulder, and likely wearing some kind of flag shirt, I would leave immediately. Of course, their...
  • Call Guinness, New Record in Gun Control Stupidity

    08/30/2015 7:47:18 AM PDT · by PROCON · 7 replies
    nraila.org ^ | Aug. 28, 2015
    Despite the best efforts of the Brady Campaign and Michael Bloomberg's Everytown, a small group in suburban Chicago has managed to break new ground in gun control stupidity. The achievement took place August 25th at a rally protesting a new Mariano's grocery store in Northbrook, Ill. organized by Peaceful Communities. The company's offense? Not forbidding licensed carry inside their suburban locations. While a small protest for a silly cause is standard gun control fare, this one featured items of special significance. The protestors held signs during the event, several of which stated "SIGNS SAVE LIVES." By that logic, the roughly...
  • Hillary Clinton Really Is Coming For Your Guns

    08/30/2015 7:40:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 29, 2015 | Jackie Kucinich, senior politics editor
    Some politicians talk about gun control once in a while. Clinton has been pushing to curb firearms for decades. No wonder the NRA has vowed to bring her down.“Something is deeply wrong,” Hillary Clinton told the audience at the Democratic National Committee on Friday. Earlier in the week, a gunman killed two journalists in Roanoke, Virginia, on live television, just days before an unstable person with a gun murdered a highway state trooper in Louisiana. It all points to a national sickness, an impotence when it comes to curbing the spread of firearms to dangerous individuals, Clinton said. “I believe...
  • Virginia Journalist Shooting: The Media needs to clean the blood off its own hands

    08/30/2015 5:06:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Before the bodies were buried, the old media and other proponents of ever more restrictions on the Second Amendment were using the deaths to promote their political agenda.  They piously fail to mention their own responsibility. The "Copycat Effect" is a well known and researched phenomena.  Endless promotion of these tragic events and the publicity given to the perpetrators is far more of a causal factor than the Second Amendment. We have known for decades that it is media attention that is the driving motivation for most of these public mass shooters. The copycat effect has been demonstrated and...
  • Now Feds trying to deny 2 more constitutional rights

    08/29/2015 2:58:20 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    Fight on to stop government grab of money needed for legal defense It’s no secret that President Obama and his Democratic Party want to restrict the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. In addition, First Amendment religious-freedoms protections have been challenged by Obamacare. And freedom of speech? That’s just fine as long as it lines up with the “same-sex marriage” social agenda. Now, a case is posing a challenge to the Fifth Amendment’s property rights and due process protections along with the Sixth Amendment’s assurance of counsel for those accused of crimes. The U.S. Supreme Court now is...
  • Investigators Release New Details in WDBJ Shooting

    08/29/2015 10:31:13 AM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    Blaze ^ | Aug. 29, 2015 8:24am
    Investigators Release New Details in WDBJ Shooting Aug. 29, 2015 8:24am Franklin County Sheriff’s Office released new details from its investigation into Wednesday’s shooting on live TV that left a Virginia reporter and cameraman dead and another woman injured. Alison Parker and Adam Ward as seen in a tribute by WDBJ. (Image source: WDBJ-TV) Alison Parker and Adam Ward as seen in a tribute by WDBJ. (Image source: WDBJ-TV) Though the investigation into the shooting and deaths of Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27, is still ongoing, the sheriff’s office officially announced that suspect Vester Lee Flanagan, 41, fired...
  • Stop Mass Shootings by Giving Liberals Gun Control They Want

    08/29/2015 10:58:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    godfatherpolitics.com ^ | Aug. 28, 2015 | Tad Cronn
    It only took a matter of minutes for liberals across the board to begin demanding more gun control after the Roanoke shootings on live TV on Wednesday. Existing gun control laws didn't stop the mentally disturbed Vester Lee Flanagan from buying a Glock and killing two young journalists whose crime apparently was being white and heterosexual, so the natural liberal reaction is to create more laws to do the same thing. This time it will work! Remember the definition of insanity? In a brotherly effort to help liberals out without trampling on the rights of conservatives or libertarians, I'd like...
  • Mental Health and the 2nd Amendment - No Excuse For Gun Grab

    08/29/2015 10:36:51 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Daniel John Sobieski
    Despite the undeniable mental issues affecting black, gay Democrat Vester Flanagan, who was not sporting a Confederate flag before he shot and killed his two former KDBJ coworkers, reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward, the fact is that he passed a background check and legally possessed the Glock handgun he used. As much as we all want to prevent the mentally unstable from possessing firearms, the fact is that there was nothing in Flanagan’s background to prevent him from legally owning a firearm.
  • Black Activists Call for Lynching and Hanging of White People and Cops

    08/29/2015 6:08:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 63 replies
    Aug 28, 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    Black Activists Call for Lynching and Hanging of White People and Cops Lana Shadwick 28 Aug 2015 Members of the #FYF911 or #FukYoFlag and #BlackLivesMatter movements called for the lynching and hanging of white people and cops. They encouraged others on a radio show Tuesday night to “turn the tide” and kill white people and cops to send a message about the killing of black people in America. One of the F***YoFlag organizers is called “Sunshine.” She has a radio blog show hosted from Texas called, “Sunshine’s F***ing Opinion Radio Show.” A snapshot of her #FYF911 @LOLatWhiteFear Twitter page at...
  • Virginia shootings revive gun myths

    08/29/2015 5:09:19 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 29 aug 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Bernie Sanders' record skews way to the left on one issue after another: health care, taxes, campaign finance, international trade, abortion and the Iraq war. Gun control? Not so much. "Bernie Sanders, Gun Nut" was the headline in the liberal online publication Slate. After the Sandy Hook massacre, other progressives called for tough new restrictions on firearms, but Sanders disagreed. "If you passed the strongest gun control legislation tomorrow, I don't think it will have a profound effect on the tragedies we have seen," he said. Seeing violence live is a reality for too many kids Seeing violence live is...
  • Video from sentencing shows guns, threats against police

    08/29/2015 5:01:24 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 34 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 29 aug 2015 | John Diedrich
    A video played in a courtroom Friday reveals a dangerous midday scene on a Milwaukee street: young men brazenly waving guns and large stacks of cash before the camera, boasting about selling drugs and threatening to shoot at police if officers come down the stretch. Meanwhile, children can be seen sitting on a stoop watching the scene unfold at N. 32nd St. and W. Auer Ave. At the beginning of the video, a man with what appears to be a MAC-10 assault-style rifle slung around his neck says: "It's MAC-aroni time. Police gonna get shot at, too." There are no...
  • Fatal Firearm Accidents vs Private Gun Ownership 1965-2013

    08/29/2015 4:44:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The red line is the number of private firearms in the United States, in units of 100,000.  At the end of 2013, the estimate was 363.3 million. The green line is the number of fatal firearm accidents, or unintentional firearm fatalities, in the United States.  The number in 2013 was the lowest recorded, 505. The number of fatal firearm accidents, or unintentional firearm fatalities, have been falling for more than 50 years.  At the same time, the number of firearms in the United States has been steadily rising.  The cause of fatal firearm accidents is not correlated to the...
  • NRA Good Guys Campaign

    08/28/2015 6:30:42 PM PDT · by mad_as_he$$ · 5 replies
    NRA Foundation ^ | 2015 | NRA Foundation
    Interesting series of ads from the NRA. I especially like the one with Noir. The NRA site is locked up so this is the youtube link.
  • Parker’s Father: I’m on a Mission Now

    08/28/2015 6:00:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    Martinsville Bulletin ^ | Thursday, August 27, 2015 | Alicia Petska
    Andy Parker’s morning started at 5:30 a.m. Thursday. The hours passed by in a blur of blinding TV lights — ABC, NBC, CNN. In interview after interview, he almost broke down when the reporter asked the inevitable question: Tell us about your daughter. What made Alison so special? But again and again, Parker fought back the tears. "It’s what I’ve got to do," he said. "This is my new mission in life, and I’m doing it for Alison." Alison Parker, a 24-year-old reporter for WDBJ-TV, and Adam Ward, a 27-year-old cameraman, were gunned down early Wednesday morning in an on-air...
  • Dis-integrating America

    08/28/2015 11:32:35 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 10 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/27/15 | Pat Buchanan
    he Wednesday morning murders of 24-year-old Roanoke TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were a racist atrocity, a hate crime. Were they not white, they would be alive today. Their killer, Vester L. Flanagan II, said as much in his farewell screed. He ordered his murder weapon, he said, two days after the slaughter of nine congregants at the African-American AME church in Charleston, South Carolina. “What sent me over the top was the church shooting,” said Flanagan. To be sure, racism does not fully explain why Flanagan, fired from that same WDBJ7 station, committed this act...
  • Behind the Barrel: C93 Automatic Pistol

    08/28/2015 3:03:15 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 21 replies
    Military.com ^ | 8/26/15 | Hosted by Craig Gottlieb
    Hosted by Craig Gottlieb, who is famously known as the weapons expert on the hit show Pawn Stars, this all new series reveals surprising stories behind iconic weapons. In this episode Craig takes us behind the barrel of the C93 Automatic Pistol
  • Gun Sales Rise After Tragedy

    08/28/2015 5:25:26 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 29 replies
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Two journalists, shot and killed during a live news report in Virginia. Vigils around the country are taking place for Alison Parker and Adam Ward. In the wake of these shootings comes the same questions. Why does this happen? What can be done? But there is one consistent reaction: an increase in gun sales. Gun and ammunition stores have seen a boost in business in recent years. The reason, one store owner said, is whenever a shooting tragedy happens, there's a renewed national debate on gun control That debate, the gun shop owner said, leads to increased...
  • Alert about a possible freeway sniper on I-94, I-69 near Battle Creek (Michigan)

    08/28/2015 4:39:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WXYZ-TV ^ | August 28, 2015 | Jim Kiertzner
    Police say one car was shot at, and several other cars possibly hit by a sniper lurking along I-94 between I-69 and Battle Creek. Other possible hits happened on I-69 south to the Indiana border. Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Saxton tells 7 Action News, people in Metro Drive who have driven through that area from the end of July through last week may have also been hit and did not know it. If you've found suspicious damage to your vehicle, contact police. Also, if you are driving and believe you are shot at, don't stop. The Sheriff says drive to...
  • Honolulu Mayor Gives up $575,000 to aid Gun Manufacturers

    08/28/2015 2:55:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Mayor Caldwell of Honolulu appears to have made the decision to destroy over half a million dollars of Smith & Wesson pistols, rather than sell them to police, police departments or to gun dealers anywhere.   The mayor did not seek to gain political "credit" for the decision.   The scheme was kept secret until it was leaked by whistle blowing police officers about a month ago.   No credible reason was given for destroying the valuable merchandise. There is no shortage of pistol manufacturers.  If the guns were sold to police or gun dealers, they would be directly competing with other...
  • Salon: Drive For ‘American Exceptionalism’ Leads To Mass Shootings

    08/28/2015 1:39:52 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/28/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On August 27, Salon magazine published an interview with the author of a recent study on mass shootings to claim that the drive for “American exceptionalism” creates “a gap” between that which people desire and that which they achieve, thereby resulting in a dissonance that leads to violence. According to Salon, the author of the study is University of Alabama associate professor Adam Lankford. He suggests that violence–particularly “public mass shootings”–are part of “the dark side of American exceptionalism.” That people who want so much but achieve so little are candidates for violent actions. He said, “I’ve been looking at...
  • Gun-grabbing father of Alison Parker on all channels praising Obama and demanding "gun control"

    08/28/2015 11:48:05 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 103 replies
    August 28, 2015
    This is disgusting. He just said both liberal democrat US senators in VA helped him when he ran for office and he helped them and he's disappointed they have not call him and called for more gun legislation. Then he says Obama can do something about guns because his hero got a deal with Iran passed, got healthcare for everyone, blah, blah, blah. I am getting sick and tired of seeing this liberal gun grabber on cable 24/7. He needs to take some and grieve his daughter who was just murdered. If Hillary Clinton is elected she's got a job...
  • Slain Reporter's Father: I Want More Gun Control

    08/28/2015 3:17:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 118 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8/28/15 | Paul Bois
    Once again, the left has exploited the ruminations of a grieving father to push gun control. In an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo Thursday, Andy Parker, the father of slain WDBJ journalist Alison Parker, demanded that his daughter's death at the hands of a murderer may be a cause to bolster politicians into passing more gun control laws. "If I have to be the John Walsh of gun control and -- look, I'm for the Second Amendment, but there has to be a way to force politicians that are cowards and in the pockets of the NRA to come to...
  • “Obama: Many more in US die from gun-related incidents than from terrorism”

    08/28/2015 10:22:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 37 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/28/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Robert Spencer has been revealing the truth about Islam and its murderous minions for many years. The article below, taken by Spencer from the Blaze, reviews Barack Obama’s extraordinary reaction to the murder of reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward by a “disgruntled” former work mate. “Watch What Obama Says About Gun Violence and Terrorism When Asked About WDBJ Shooting,” by Oliver Darcy, The Blaze, August 26, 2015: an excerpt “…In an interview with WPVI-TV, the president reacted to the killing of 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old photojournalist Adam Ward. “It breaks my heart every time you read...
  • Virginia Shooting Victim’s Husband: ‘I Blame the Guy Holding the Gun,’ Not the Gun

    08/28/2015 10:51:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Virginia Shooting Victim’s Husband: ‘I Blame the Guy Holding the Gun,’ Not the Gun On August 28, Tim Gardner, husband of Virginia shooting victim Vicki Gardner, said he does not blame the gun for his wife’s shooting. Rather, he blames the man who was holding the gun and pulled the trigger. Vicki is the woman Alison Parker was interviewing when Vester Lee Flanagan opened fire. According to Fox News, Tim Gardner said one of Flanagan’s bullets “grazed [Vicki’s] spine” without doing the damage a direct hit would have done. Tim expressed gratitude that it was not a direct hit and...
  • Milwaukee County Sheriff Challenges Obama: 'Forego Your Secret Service Protection'

    08/28/2015 10:21:56 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/28/15 | Susan Jones
    "I am done asking people in my community to outsource their personal safety to the government," Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke told Fox News's Sean Hannity Thursday night. The sheriff accuses Democrats of "exploiting misery and tragedy" to pursue a political, anti-gun agenda. "But here's my challenge to the president of the United States, you think this is so easy. Forego your Secret Service protection, for you, for the first lady, and your children, and see what it is like to have to fend yourself. "And then we'll sit down and have a conversation so you know what we here...
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Bizarre Op-Ed on RFRAs: He argues that RFRAs are unconstitutional

    04/06/2015 9:47:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2015 | Ed Whelan
    In a challenging field of competitors, Fox News Channel’s Andrew Napolitano has a strong entry for the most laughable legal analysis of the Indiana religious-freedom law. In an April Fool’s Day op-ed that he evidently means to be taken seriously, Napolitano argues that state Religious Freedom Restoration Act laws are unconstitutional. Napolitano’s core claim is that the Supreme Court, in its 1997 ruling in Boerne v. Flores, ruled that the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act is unconstitutional. In Boerne the Court ruled that Congress lacked the constitutional power to apply the federal RFRA against the states. Napolitano accurately summarizes...
  • Smith & Wesson Rallies on Q1 Earnings Beat, Lifts Outlook (stock up 10%+)

    08/28/2015 9:25:16 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 6 replies
    Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. SWHC reported non-GAAP first-quarter fiscal 2016 (ending Jul 31, 2015) earnings of 32 cents per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 22 cents by an impressive 45.5%. Earnings advanced 23.1% from an adjusted profit of 26 cents per share a year ago due to higher sales.
  • How TV murderer was reprimanded for wearing an Obama badge to report on elections(trunc)

    08/27/2015 9:05:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8/27/2015 | Ben Ashford
    Warped TV reporter Vester Lee Flanagan exasperated bosses with his 'stiff and nervous' delivery, his inability to use a teleprompter - and by wearing a President Obama badge during an election report, Daily Mail Online can reveal. Management at WDBJ dubbed the failed newsman the 'human tape recorder' because he frequently parroted what interviewees had told him rather than doing his own journalism. Flanagan, 41, clashed repeatedly with photojournalists, belittling them in public and intimidating them with his violent temper, according to internal reports. He was also censured for wearing an Obama sticker while recording a segment at a polling...
  • Vester Flanagan Threatened Colleagues, Played the Race Card for Years

    08/27/2015 8:06:25 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 75 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 8/26/2015 | Katie Zavadski, Kate Briquelet
    The cold-blooded Roanoke killer kept getting fired, kept threatening co-workers, and kept claiming he was the real victim. Vester Lee Flanagan claimed in a suicide note Wednesday that June’s massacre of black parishioners at a South Carolina church was “the tipping point” that sent him on the path to murdering two journalists on live television Wednesday. But in court papers and interviews with The Daily Beast, former colleagues describe Flanagan as a problematic employee, who was repeatedly reprimanded for his harsh treatment of coworkers, and complained racism was behind harsh evaluations of his work. “He just had a history of...
  • An Open Rant Aimed at Those Who Would Repeal the Second Amendment

    08/28/2015 9:10:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 8/27/2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    We should be absolutely clear about what Delaney is arguing here: He is a) agreeing with Jefferson that “laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind,” b) contending that “progress” suggests that the individual right to keep and bear arms is now counterproductive, and c) concluding that it is time therefore to make a “change in law and constitution” — in other words, to repeal the Second Amendment. This, it is true, is not a mainstream position on the American Left — at least, it is not one that is argued openly. But...
  • Clarke: ‘Shame on the Left’ For ‘Exploiting’ WDBJ Shooting ‘To Pursue a Political Agenda’

    08/28/2015 8:54:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/27/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) declared, “shame on the left” for “exploiting misery and tragedy for a — to pursue a political agenda” on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. Clarke said, “Well, shame on the left, shame on the Democrats for once again exploiting misery and tragedy for a — to pursue a political agenda. Shame on the president of the United States to invoke terrorism into this horrific incident that happened in Virginia.”
  • Illegal Aliens, Firearms and the 7th Circuit

    08/28/2015 8:03:24 AM PDT · by drypowder · 18 replies
    8/28/2015 | self
    This week the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that people here in the US illegally are subject to 2nd Amendment Rights. For legal citizens, some states will not allow the sale of a firearm to someone who does not LEGALLY reside in that state thus impinging on a LEGAL CITIZEN's 2nd amendment rights. How is it that the 7th found that an illegal alien, regardless of which state they reside in can purchase a firearm when a legal citizen has to first LEGALLY RESIDE in the state?
  • Pope Under Pressure As Half A Million Catholics Urge Him To Reaffirm Traditional Marriage

    08/28/2015 8:06:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Nick Hallett
    More than 500,000 Catholics, including many senior clerics, have signed a petition calling on Pope Francis to reaffirm traditional teaching on marriage and the family after months of confusion over his supposed liberal stance on the issue.
  • The long, slow death of the rule of law in America

    08/27/2015 5:39:09 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 67 replies
    OC Register ^ | Aug. 27, 2015 | TROY SENIK
    The most disturbing aspect of the scandal around Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server during her tenure as secretary of state is not the former first lady’s penchant for secrecy. What’s truly unsettling is that it has been widely taken as read among both the media and the general public that Mrs. Clinton will likely avoid serious legal consequences for her behavior because the Justice Department is ultimately answerable to President Obama – and Democrats will not use the instruments of government to destroy one of their own. Whether that eventually proves true, the sentiment itself reveals a...
  • CNN's Don Lemon Grills Ben Carson: Rethink Gun Control

    08/28/2015 7:32:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 8/27/2015 | Scott Whitlock
    CNN anchors on Wednesday night hit two Republican presidential candidates on the subject of gun control, wondering if yesterday's horrific shooting in Roanoke, Virginia has prompted them to rethink their positions. Talking to Ben Carson, Don Lemon demanded, "After you watch a crime like this, does it make you question at all the role of guns in our society?" Carson reminded, "The Second Amendment of that Constitution gives citizens the right to keep and bare arms. Therefore, anything that we're going to do has to be done with respect to the Second Amendment." The Republican mentioned the opportunity to do...
  • The Truth About Guns in Virginia

    08/28/2015 7:15:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/27/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Since Wednesday's horrific double murder of journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward in Roanoke, Virginia, anti-gun activists have pounced at the opportunity to call for more gun control and exploited the tragedy within hours of its occurrence. Keep in mind the following statements were made before the facts were in about how the killer obtained his firearm.
  • Video Footage outside the Open Carry Trial in Bald Knob Arkansas

    08/28/2015 6:51:02 AM PDT · by pulaskibush · 6 replies
    Youtube account keeparkansaslegal, Arkansas Act746 Activist & other media outlets | 08/28/2015 | me
    On May 4th 2015, Richard Chambliss was arrested by the Bald Knob Police Department (BKPD) for carrying a weapon, despite Arkansas Act 746, which allows the carrying of a weapon. After realizing the open carry charge would likely not hold, a madeup charge of disorderly conduct was added. The BKPD Chief of Police, Judge, & prosecuting attorney appear to oppose Act 746 & the 2nd amendment in general. The previous police chief was fired by Mayor Mary Beth Calhoun in January 2015, possibly due to politics, & replaced him with current Police Chief Erek Balantine. Balantine had been charged with...