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  • Bogus gun control successes: U.K. edition

    07/04/2015 8:28:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/4/2015 | Matt Palumbo
    Back when he was still on the air, I would often perform an act of charity in doubling Piers Morgan’s ratings by tuning in to his show. When the topic of gun control would come up, and it did often, there was one argument that Piers would often bring up: that America has lax gun laws and plenty of gun homicides, while England and Wales have strong gun control and very few gun homicides. The argument at face value appears to have some validity – the U.S. has around 8,000 gun-related homicides, while England and Wales have about 60 combined.
  • Pound Sand, Your Honor! More Americans Want States to Ignore Federal Courts

    07/03/2015 8:02:37 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 03 July 2015 | Selwyn Duke
    While dissenting from the recent Supreme Court decision rubber-stamping same-sex “marriage,” Justice Antonin Scalia warned his colleagues that with “each decision ... unabashedly based not on law” the Court moves “one step closer to being reminded of [its] impotence.” And a new poll shows that another such step has in fact been taken, with more Americans supporting the idea that states should have the right to ignore federal court rulings. Writes Rasmussen Reports, “A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 33% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe that states should have the right to ignore federal court rulings...
  • Pope Francis Comment on Gays

    If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge? We shouldn't marginalise people for this. They must be integrated into society. Pope Francis Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/slideshow/authors/top_10_pope_francis_quotes.html#QDU6y5fekEMZIW9l.99
  • ME: Constitutional Carry Bill Goes to Governor Paul Le Page

    07/04/2015 5:52:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 July, | Dean Weingarten
    LD 652/SP 245, known as the constitutional carry bill, has been passed out of the special appropriations table, been  approved of in the Senate (again) by a 23 to 12 vote, and will now go to Governor Paul Le Page for signature or veto.   It does not appear that the legislature will be in session for three consecutive days in July, so if Governor Le Page does not sign the bill, it will not become law. Governor Le Page said that he would not sign the bill if it required Maine residents under the age of 21, on active...
  • Burglars smash van into sporting goods store only to find owner waiting

    07/03/2015 4:26:34 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 49 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 03 JULY 2015 | WISN.COM
    MILWAUKEE — Shortly before sunrise, police said a stolen van smashed through the doors of the Bouchard’s Sporting Goods store near North Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive. The burglars were unaware the owner was sleeping inside. Police said he greeted them with gunfire. A short time after the shooting, three guys showed up at the emergency room at Columbia St. Mary's. One of them had been shot multiple times. Police arrested all three of them.
  • Gun safety instruction OK in public elementary schools, new Louisiana law says

    07/03/2015 3:26:13 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/1/15 | Emily Lane
    When school starts this fall, public schools in Louisiana will have the option to instruct elementary students on gun safety. Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday (July 1) signed a bill into law that permits cities, parishes and local public school boards to provide students with "age and grade appropriate" firearm accident prevention and safety instruction. A suggested curriculum includes the Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program, developed by the National Rifle Association.(snip)The bill received full passage by the Legislature, by a vote of 94-3 in the House and 38-1 in the Senate.
  • David Frum Ignores reality in his anti-gun "article"

    07/03/2015 2:52:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    David Frum, in an article published in the Atlantic on 23 May, takes considerable liberties with the facts and truth.   The article is under the "politics" section, so it should be a bit more concerned with facts than a typical opinion piece.  But disarmists seldom let reality interfere with their fantasies.  Frum makes a number of assertions as fact that are not true.  He selectively ignores other facts that invalidate his thesis.  Here are some of the more egregious errors. He claims that mass killing with firearms is a distinctly American phenomena.  That is simply false, an echoing of...
  • Bragg soldier charged with going armed to the terror of the public

    07/03/2015 7:02:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Fay Observer ^ | 07/03/15 | Nichole Manna
    A Fort Bragg soldier with an AR-15 assault-type rifle wearing a military ballistic panel carrier and carrying multiple rifle ammunition magazines caused a busy Cross Creek Mall to lock down Thursday night. Bryan Scott Wolfinger, 25, was charged early this morning with going armed to the terror of the public. He told police he was preparing to have photographs taken with military equipment when 911 calls sent Fayetteville police to the mall. Wolfinger was processed at the Cumberland County Detention Center and was released to his company commander and provost marshal at Fort Bragg. The incident happened on the eve...
  • Police ID suspect killed in shootout with former CNN reporter as Memphis fugitive

    07/03/2015 6:36:59 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    KOB News Albuquerque ^ | 7/3/15 | Blair Miller
    Thursday night, Albuquerque police identified the man killed in a shootout at a west side Motel 6 with former CNN reporter Chuck de Caro as 27-year-old Tomorio Walton, who APD says is an absconder out of Memphis, Tennessee. APD spokesperson Tanner Tixier said it is unknown how long Walton had been in the Albuquerque area.
  • Fireworks and Guns and the Second Amendment

    07/03/2015 8:44:49 AM PDT · by Talkwire · 3 replies
    Lawyer's Blog ^ | July 2, 2015 | Joseph Tully
    "Guns and fireworks are symbols of the birth of our Nation and our freedom. The beautiful spectacle in the skies and the loud booms created by fireworks are a proxy for the gunfire that forged us as a unified nation. Thus, guns and fireworks are symbols of independence and the power to secure it. Tyrants hate that. More and more around the country, there are restrictions on gun sales as well as fireworks. This is a symptom of the same illness; over-reaching autocrats pushing their will on the people. When the Second amendment is encroached, the banning of fireworks is...
  • CA Senator Diane Feinstein: Why I Oppose National Concealed Carry Reciprocity

    07/03/2015 7:54:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 7/3/2015 | Robert Farago
    TTAG reader MK contacted U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein to ask her support for national concealed carry reciprocity. (I know, right?) The email he received from the California Democrat – who never met a gun control law she didn’t like – was less than enthusiastic . . .
  • Anti-2nd Amendment gun smuggler, Democrat Leland Yee, headed to prison

    07/03/2015 7:18:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 7/3/2015 | Robert Laurie
    We’re glad this criminal is off the streets, but we’ll also be honest. We were hoping this one would go to trial because an anti-2nd Amendment Democrat who also happens to be an international gun-runner is just too much fun to pass up. Have fun in the slammer, Mr. Yee.
  • Cops hate this gun-shaped iPhone case

    07/03/2015 6:34:36 AM PDT · by ToxicMich · 47 replies
    "Most kids carry their cell phone in their back pocket, and if someone reaches for it, in my mind they're reaching for a gun," said Al Della Fave, a retired New Jersey state trooper and firearms instructor. Dellla Fave, a spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office in New Jersey, shared a Facebook (FB, Tech30) photo of the iPhone case that he found on a closed social media site for cops. A model poses with her phone tucked into her back pocket, and the protruding case looks like the handle of a semiautomatic compact pistol.
  • Jim Jefferies Wants to keep Women from having guns

    07/03/2015 5:52:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Comedian Jim Jefferies has been making a bit of a splash in the United States by putting together a misleading rant against the right to bear arms in the U.S.  Jefferies does not want women to have guns.  He says that he does not want anyone to have guns, but then he is much bigger and stronger than most women, so perhaps he does not mind being disarmed, as long as women are disarmed as well.  A general prohibition on guns always favors those who are bigger, stronger and younger. Jefferies does not just rant about guns, he rants...
  • Home Invasion Survivor: I Was Against Guns, Now I Carry

    07/02/2015 8:58:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    First Coast News | 7/2
    Home invasion survivor: I was against guns, now I carry
  • Lafayette woman raises awareness on gun safety after a recent tragedy

    A Lafayette woman is working to raise awareness about gun safety after an accidental shooting claimed the life of her friend and star Northside High basketball player Jo'Nathan Delacroix. "He was like a little brother to me, especially when we were growing up." Morgane Prejean said. Lafayette police have said Delacroix and another Northside High student, Anthony Beloney, were handling what they thought was an unloaded gun last weekend, when it went off, fatally wounding Delacroix. Beloney has been arrested on a count of negligent homicide. News of Delacroix's death devastated Prejean. She has decided to use the tragedy as...
  • Polygamy: The Marriage of the Tea Party, Wall Street, and Evangelicals Dissolves

    07/02/2015 7:18:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics The Blog ^ | June 30, 2015 | Richard Brodsky, Senior Fellow, Demos
    It was a difficult marriage from the beginning. Its success was largely regional and state by state. But where it worked, it worked well, mainly the South and parts of the West. They papered over their differences for years. Now they've grown apart and a messy divorce looms. It wasn't exactly a shotgun marriage. The Wall Street/Koch Brothers crowd gleefully accepted the support of Tea Party and evangelical leaders, as long as austerity, high-end tax cuts and deregulation were part of the agenda. The cultural right needed money and legitimacy. Everybody got along. No more. The split was thrust into...
  • America’s views on abortion still don’t match Amanda Marcotte’s caricatures, and she can’t stand it

    07/02/2015 6:58:28 PM PDT · by Morgana
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jul 2, 2015 | Calvin Freiburger
    Last week’s Supreme Court ruling forcing every state to recognize same-sex marriage has inspired a New York Times post by David Leonhardt and Alicia Parlapiano, exploring why increasing public acceptance of homosexuality hasn’t been accompanied by increasing acceptance of abortion. This is a question we’ve explored here before too, and they come to basically the same conclusion: while the case against same-sex marriage is somewhat abstract and gay causes tend to have an edge with Americans’ live-and-let-live sensibilities, the fact that abortion has a specific victim means an “unavoidable tension between a mother’s rights and a fetus’s” can never be...
  • Court Revives Challenge To Ban On Gun Sales To Americans Visiting From Abroad

    07/02/2015 2:20:27 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 9 replies
    WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a lawsuit backed by gun rights activists challenging a U.S. government policy that prevents American citizens who live abroad from buying guns when they visit the United States.A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, by a 2-1 vote, threw out a federal district judge’s ruling that had rejected the challenge. The appeals court ordered that the case now go to trial.
  • Catholic leaders press GOP to heed pope on climate, poor

    07/02/2015 1:10:43 PM PDT · by familyop · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 2, 2015 | Rachel Zoll, Thomas Beaumont
    The vocal pivot from such traditional social issues marks the first time U.S. Catholic bishops have publicly asked those seeking the White House to heed the admonitions of Francis' June encyclical, said Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines. In Francis' major teaching document, the leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics called for a "sweeping revolution" to correct a "structurally perverse" economic system that allows the rich to exploit the poor and has turned the Earth into an "immense pile of filth."
  • A GOP Disaster Avoidance Plan (Barf Alert!!!)

    07/02/2015 11:00:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | John Warren
    With Governor ChristieÂ’s splash in the pool, the population pining to be POTUS is now large enough to hold a special Republican Primary: only the declared wannabes would participate, each egotist getting three votes. Naturally, weÂ’d eliminate all their first choices and zero in on the next two, thereby distilling a much tighter cluster of potential electables.Seriously, we now have a candidate for almost every splinter view imaginable, and good people though each of them are, they collectively exemplify a party in confusion and dysfunction. As one wag pointed out, the last time there were this many declared candidates, a...
  • Teen killed while trying to carjack motorist at Birmingham gas station, police say

    07/02/2015 10:27:30 AM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 121 replies
    Birmingham News / AL.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Carol Robinson
    Authorities today released the identities of three people killed in two separate shootings just hours apart and on opposite ends of town Wednesday night. In the first shooting, 15-year-old Shamar Polk was shot to death at a Pinson Valley Parkway gas station, according to the Jefferson County Coroner's Office. Police said the shooting happened after he and his friends were approaching customers at the Jet Pep with the intention of carjacking a vehiclePhoto: Facebook
  • It’s Not Guns: It’s Big Pharma

    07/02/2015 8:51:47 AM PDT · by Fay · 11 replies
    The Daily Rant ^ | July 2, 2015 | Mychal Massie
    January 22, 2013, I wrote the following Daily Rant. It was titled “Weapons of Choice.” I repost it today and ask you — what has changed? Doctors and government continue to poison our young people and children and when they react to the side effects of their psychotropic drugs they go to gun-free zones and commit amongst other things mass murder. For those who missed this piece the first time here it is again and for those who have read it here’s a refresher read. It has been updated. I remember my friends and I playing army and cowboys and...
  • Palestine police release video of officer-involved shooting at restaurant

    07/02/2015 8:32:03 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 15 replies
    KLTV ^ | 6-30-2015 | Gabby Sims
    PALESTINE, TX (KLTV) - On Tuesday, police released video of the altercation between officers and a man outside a restaurant in Palestine. On Sunday, May 31, police shot and killed 47-year-old James D. Bushey. He was suspected of stealing beer from a store and hiding in a nearby restaurant. Bushey was shot by police after he pointed a weapon at an officer. The body camera footage shows Sergeant Gabriel Green and Officer Kaylynn Griffin entering the Applebee's restaurant, looking for a suspect that has been described to them as a male wearing a black t-shirt, a black cap and tan...
  • Supreme Court has made confiscation of firearms a breeze

    07/02/2015 8:45:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 36 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/2/15 | Doug Book
    Last year, Democrat Senator Ed Markey (NY) and Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney (Mass) introduced legislation suggesting Barack Obama’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) be paid $10 million/year to fund “…research on gun violence prevention and firearm safety.” According to the far left Markey, “it is time we study the issue of gun violence like the public health crisis that it is. If we want to prevent injury and deaths from guns, we need to know what can be done to prevent it.” Truth be told, Markey and Maloney believe the best way to prevent gun violence is by making it...
  • Free Meal with Concealed Handgun License

    07/02/2015 5:23:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Chicken Express, located at 2 Warnock Springs Rd in Magnolia, Arkansas, is offering a free meal to people who present a concealed handgun license at their location on July 4th, 2015.   From facebook.com: On Saturday July 4th we will be giving a FREE #1 combo to anyone with a Conceal Handgun License. This will be DINE IN ONLY. You must have your License with you! We hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July! There have been a number of other businesses that welcome both the open and concealed carry of firearms and offer promotions based on...
  • Details emerge in Northeast Las Vegas home invasion shootout

    07/02/2015 4:55:49 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 20 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 02 july 2015 | COLTON LOCHHEAD
    A 23-year-old man was able to fend off two intruders in his family’s home Tuesday morning, killing one and wounding the other, according to a police report released Wednesday. Just after 9 a.m. Tuesday, Tarneshia Harris, 29, also known as Tiffany Carter, and a male accomplice broke into a house in the 3800 block of King Palm Avenue, near Pecos and Alexander roads, while several people were home, according to the report. The duo initially tried a ruse to gain entry, police said. Harris knocked on the door of the house and told the 12-year-old boy who answered that her...
  • Donald Trump offers rare praise for Obama

    07/01/2015 8:33:35 PM PDT · by South40 · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | 1 JUL 2015 | Eugene Scott,
    Washington (CNN)Bombastic GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump offered a rare spot of praise for President Barack Obama on Wednesday, in an interview with CNN's Don Lemon. He also said improving race relations would be a priority for him if elected president. The hotel developer shared his views on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon while reflecting on the Charleston Massacre, where nine African-Americans were killed in a church earlier this month by a white man who said he wanted to start a race war. Trump, a staunch critic of Obama, spoke highly of the eulogy the President gave at the funeral...
  • Ex-CNNer Lynne Russell's husband kills robber in wild motel shootout

    07/01/2015 7:50:32 PM PDT · by rikkir · 49 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/1/2015 | Shawn Cohen
    A road trip down old Route 66 led to a Wild West-style motel shootout for a pioneering CNN anchor and her former-soldier hubby. Lynne Russell — the first woman to ever solo-anchor a primetime network news show — and Chuck de Caro, 65, had stopped at a Motel 6 for the night in Albuquerque when an intruder slipped into their room as Russell went to grab something from the car around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. “I opened the door and he materialized out of nowhere; he was inside,” she told The Post. “And he pushed me into the room and onto...
  • Proposed regulation could keep 3D-printed gun blueprints offline for good

    07/01/2015 7:34:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 01, 2015 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Those handy digital blueprints that enable anyone to 3D print gun parts or even a weapon from scratch could be under threat thanks to a new proposal from the State Department. A notice posted on June 3rd in a recent Federal Register show that some changes are being made to the International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) regulations. Hidden within the proposal, which restricts what gear, technology, and info can and cannot be exported out of the US, is a ban on posting schematics for 3D printed gun parts online. The ruling comes just a month after Cody Wilson and, his...
  • Local VFW Shuts Down Tea Party's 'Dangers of Islam' Talk

    07/01/2015 5:37:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Patch.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Lorraine Swanson
    Oak Lawn post commander tells Tea Party group, "It ain't what we're about," after learning content of "educational seminar." Johnson-Phelps VFW Post 5220 in Oak Lawn, IL.The Johnson-Phelps VFW Post has canceled an event on the dangers of Islam in America that was being hosted by the Southwest Chicago and Suburban Tea Party.The Johnson-Phelps VFW Post, which rents its facilities and rooms to various political groups, including Democrats and Republicans, clubs, community organizations, and veterans groups, said in a statement that it did not know what the event was about when the Tea Party group rented the space.A notice posted...
  • ACT NOW: Obama, Senators Want to Resurrect Gun Ban

    07/01/2015 4:51:08 PM PDT · by forty_years · 17 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 6/12/2015 | Gun Owners of America
    ACT NOW: Fill in a form, letter text is provided, click, and your letter is delivered to your senators. [CLICK THIS LINK] Anti-gun Senators Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey just announced they want to bring back their toxic legislation stripping Americans of their gun rights without due process of law. Their legislation sought to BAN many private sales of firearms, forcing countless gun buyers to run to a dealer and submit to a background check before making their purchase. Thankfully, Senators Toomey and Manchin failed. But we can be sure that their proposal will be an infringement of Second Amendment...
  • Catholic Bishop: ‘Our Nation Has Suffered a Loss of Virtue and Honor that Threatens Our Freedom’

    07/01/2015 2:03:06 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 1, 2015 | CNSNews.com Staff
    (CNSNews.com) - Bishop Thomas John Paprocki, head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, Ill., delivered a homily on Sunday in which he said that the United States “has suffered a loss of virtue and honor that threatens our freedom with decision of the Supreme Court” to declare same-sex marriage a “right.” Bishop Paprocki went on to assert that “the state has no moral authority to change what God has created.” Near the conclusion of his homily, the bishop rhetorically asked: “Why has God allowed these attacks on our faith and our Church to happen? “Why did He not answer...
  • Former CNN anchor involved in fatal shootout with robber

    07/01/2015 2:26:55 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 58 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 1, 2015 | Rodney Ho
    Former CNN Headline News anchor Lynne Russell and her husband, former CNN correspondent Chuck De Caro faced off against a robber at an Albuquerque, N.M. motel. De Caro shot and killed the thief. De Caro himself was reportedly shot three times by the robber but is expected to survive. Russell was not hurt.
  • Former CNN journalist kills man in shootout at NW Albuquerque motel

    07/01/2015 1:42:23 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 83 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 1, 2015 | Robert Browman and Nicole Perez
    A former CNN reporter shot and killed a man who allegedly tried to rob him and his wife at a northwest Albuquerque motel room Tuesday night. Chuck de Caro, who is married to former CNN Headline News anchor Lynne Russell, has worked as an investigative reporter for CNN and other news organizations. The couple was staying at the Motel 6 at 6015 Iliff NW while on their way to California. According to Russell’s account, de Caro was struck three times in the firefight before shooting and killing the offender, who hasn’t been identified by police. De Caro was taken to...
  • Jim Carrey calls Gov. Brown a 'fascist' for signing new vaccination law

    07/01/2015 11:42:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 1, 2015 | By Veronica Rocha
    California Gov says yes to poisoning more children with mercury and aluminum in manditory vaccines,” he said. “This corporate fascist must be stopped.” He went on to say the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is corrupt because they “can’t solve a problem they helped start.” Carrey, who lives in Los Angeles, said he does not oppose vaccines, but is rather “anti-neurotoxin.” He believes vaccines should be free of chemicals and certain compounds, such as mercury and thimerosal. “All we are saying is, 'Take the neurotoxins out of the vaccines.' Make them toxin free. History will show that that...
  • Christians: Stand your ground! (...6 things believers can do in wake of high-court ruling)

    07/01/2015 9:53:06 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    WND ^ | June 30, 2015 | Greg Laurie
    The church is under attack today in every way imaginable – literally as well as figuratively! We still are reeling from the horrific attacks against the AME Church in Charleston. While our brothers and sisters gathered for a mid-week Bible study and prayer time, they were shot dead. We have seen an amazing display of forgiveness on their part for this cold-blooded killer. Facing the killer in court, several relatives who also attended AME Church extended their forgiveness to this young man, despite his indescribably evil act. The church has since gone back to their mid-week Bible study, saying, “This...
  • Vlogger shoots iPhones to determine bullet-stopping capabilities

    07/01/2015 9:20:53 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 30 replies
    upi ^ | July 1, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    PORTLAND, Ore.,- A vlogger (Video Blogger) specializing in Apple products shared a video to answer the question, "How many iPhones does it take to stop an AK-74 bullet?" Daniel, the owner of YouTube channel EverythingApplePro, lined up a group of iPhones -- and one Samsung Galaxy -- to test whether the phones could deflect a bullet from his assault rifle. "The answer to that question is five iPhones," Daniel said in the YouTube video, after shooting through the line of phones and verifying the sixth phone in the lineup was untouched. The bullet was lodged in the fifth phone, a...
  • NEW YORK TIMES: UNTIL CATHOLICS LIKE MUSLIMS, TRY TO KILL US, WE WILL GO ON OFFENDING THEM

    07/01/2015 8:51:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/01/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The New York Times has a consistent position on art that offends religions. 1. Mohammed cartoons will not appear 2. Works mocking Christianity and Judaism will Briefly New York Times editor Dean Baquet pretended after the Hebdo and Garland attacks that there was some consistent policy about not offending religious people. Then it began once again featuring materials that offend Catholics. After a lot of squirming, the New York Times offered these criteria A. It's impossible not to offend anyone, so we won't offend Muslims, but we will offend Catholics "There's no simple, unwavering formula we can apply in situations...
  • Black Suspect Arrested After Racist Message Discovered Outside Predominately Black Church

    07/01/2015 8:54:28 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 66 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | June 30, 2015
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– A Colorado Springs man was arrested after police believe he left racist messages outside a church. Vincent Broughton, 44, who is black, is facing charges for committed a bias-motivated crime and disorderly conduct. The signs were posted outside the New Covenant church that is predominately attended by African Americans. One sign references the KKK. Another reads, “Black men beware, you are the target.” The messages had the congregation on edge. “We locked our doors this morning, so we were inside, but it shouldn’t be that way. You shouldn’t have to lock your doors in the church,...
  • I’m a gun-owning American but I hate the NRA

    07/01/2015 9:02:57 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 73 replies
    National Post ^ | June 30, 2015 | David Fellerath
    Some time after I bought my first gun, I got a robocall from the National Rifle Association, asking me to join. After the customary “Please stay on the line. . .” from a pleasant but earnest voice, I recoiled from the barkings of an angry-sounding man: “Did I know that Barack Hussein Obama and European leaders are meeting on American soil right now, at this very moment, to plot the confiscation of my guns?” The caller continued with his insinuations of an imminent United Nations plot against America, but before I could be handed off to a live operator, I...
  • DEAR AMERICA: Here's why everyone thinks you have a problem with guns(?)

    07/01/2015 8:59:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 6/28/2015 | Matthew Speiser
    Other countries don't have America's gun problem. Here, we take a look at the data that shows why America is so unlike the rest of the world when it comes to the popularity and the abuse of guns. We'll look at the role that policymakers play in the gun-control debate, and we'll look at what can be done (if anything). It isn't pretty, but it's important. Hundreds of thousands of American lives hang in the balance.
  • Survey: Majority of Americans Not Interested in Gun Control for 2016

    07/01/2015 8:29:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/1/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    In a Suffolk University/USA TODAY survey released on Tuesday, Americans said they do not want gun control to be a “significant subject” in the 2016 elections, by a margin of 52 to 43. The survey was conducted from June 25 to June 29, just over a week after the heinous attack in Charleston by alleged gunman Dylann Roof. According to Suffolk University, in addition to not wanting to hear about gun control in 2016, a majority of Americans do not believe increasing gun control via expanded background checks will curb mass violence. Fifty-six percent of respondents said it would not,...
  • Firearms Numbers in the United States 1945 - 2012

    07/01/2015 5:48:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The data for these numbers has been gathered from two sources.  From 1945 to 1987, the data was taken from "Point Blank: Guns and Violence in America" by Gary Kleck, Table 2.1.   The methodology used by Kleck was applied to  the figures obtained from the ATF for later years.  The number shown is 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. Kleck attributes the 1945 - 1968 numbers to Newton and Zimring, which includes the calculation of the 1945...
  • New gun charge against man convicted of threatening FBI agents

    06/30/2015 7:50:28 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 4 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 6/30/15 | ABBY SIMONS
    Three weeks after he was freed from federal custody following a conviction for threatening FBI agents who wanted to question his brother about alleged terrorism involvement, a Minneapolis man faces a fresh round of gun possession charges stemming from an incident late last year. Mohamed Ali Omar, 22, was charged last week with possessing a pistol in a public place without a permit, a gross misdemeanor. Minneapolis city prosecutors allege that Omar tried to hide the weapon on Oct. 16, when police arrived to investigate a report of a rowdy group near Findley Place Apartments near 32nd Street and Pillsbury...
  • IL: Black man Shoots two Unarmed White Men; no Charges expected

    06/30/2015 2:08:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 51 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The headline is incendiary.  It is meant to be to show the double standard that has been inculcated in this country, and to show that black people are routinely treated fairly under the law.    There is a myth that has been built and supported by the old media that only white people can use guns in self defense.  The mythology erroneously states that if black people use guns in self defense, they will be jailed.  In fact, black people are using guns in self defense more and more, and they are finding that the law applies to them the...
  • Nearly one in three Americans owns a gun

    06/30/2015 11:45:51 AM PDT · by dware · 55 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06.30.2015 | Kathryn Doyle
    (Reuters Health) - Almost a third of American adults own a gun, but the rate varies widely by state and tops out at almost 62 percent of people in Alaska, new survey data show. Gun ownership was closely tied to “social gun culture,” wherein family and friends also own guns and think less of non-gun owners, researchers found. “Considering the presence of deeply rooted gun culture and the estimated number of guns in the U.S. to be 310 million, we (suspected) that social gun culture is associated with gun ownership,” said lead author Dr. Bindu Kalesan of the Mailman School...
  • The first American-made Kalashnikovs are now for sale

    06/30/2015 11:32:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    CNN ^ | June 30, 2015 | Aaron Smith
    Kalashnikov USA announced on Tuesday that it is now selling AK-47 assault rifles and shotguns that have been manufactured at a U.S. factory. The Kalashnikov USA web site provides a menu of two rifles and two shotguns, all semiautomatics. One of the rifles features a curved, banana-style high-capacity magazine with 30 rounds.
  • Does Pope Francis Know About Peter's Sword?

    06/30/2015 10:32:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | John Nantz
    Pope Francis says that it’s hypocritical to be a Christian and manufacture or invest in the manufacture of weapons.The Church of Rome, whose magnificent center, the renowned St. Peter’s Basilica, located within the city built on seven hills, has never shied from controversy. The Church’s teachings find their moorings in tradition, intellect, and parenthetically at best in some Biblical doctrine. Pope Francis himself has engaged in the deeply controversial in a recent encyclical, playing patsy for the socialist climate change apparatus. If, as Pope Francis says, it is hypocritical for a Christian to manufacture or invest in the weapons industry,...
  • Andrew Young weighs in on the Confederate flag debate

    ATLANTA - An international civil rights icon and former Atlanta mayor weighs in on the debate the entire country is talking about. FOX 5's Morse Diggs sat down with Ambassador Andrew Young to get his take on the Confederate flag and his answer might surprise you. He said some people fighting against the flag are more worried about treating the symptoms than treating the illness. Also he is not advocating a tax on the flag. The former two-term mayor suggested people focus more on the substance of the problems and issues of today and not on a symbol. He said...