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  • Conservatives Will Get a Kick Out of Which Fast Food Joint Dems Called During Their Sit-In

    06/28/2016 9:15:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | 6/23/2016 | Conor Swanberg
    Democrats have been making a dramatic scene in the House this week by staging a “sit-in” with hopes to force a vote on further gun control laws, spurred by Omar Mateen’s attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando. But even politicians get a little hungry when they are busy sitting on the floor, so they decided to call for some delivery—and conservatives will probably get a kick out of what they ordered. TMZ caught interns bringing in a big cart of Chick-fil-A for the famished protesters.
  • Raccoons in the Basement and Trump.

    06/28/2016 4:19:45 AM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 26 replies
    A www email analogy
    This one has been making the rounds,some,many may have seen? You've been on vacation for two weeks, you come home, and your basement is infested with raccoons. Hundreds of messy, mean raccoons have overtaken your basement. You want them gone immediately so you hire a guy. An animal control pro. You don't care if the guy smells, you need those raccoons gone, pronto, and he's the guy to do it! You don't care if the guy swears, you don't care if he's drinks alcohol, you don't care how many times he's been married, you don't care if he voted for...
  • Texas mother who killed daughters called family meeting to start rampage, police say

    06/28/2016 5:38:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 72 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6-28-2016 | FoxNews.com
    Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls said a family argument led to the shooting Friday evening at a home outside the Houston suburb of Fulshear. Christy Sheats, 42, convened the meeting in the living room of the home that was attended by her husband Jason Sheats, and her daughters, Taylor Sheats, 22, and Madison Sheats, 17, according to the sheriff's office. "During that meeting, Christy Sheats held up a gun and shot both girls," the sheriff's office said. Jason Sheats and the daughters ran outside where Madison Sheats collapsed and died. Jason Sheats ran to the end of the cul-de-sac....
  • Slate Writer asks for Facts on Guns and Gun Law Coverage

    06/28/2016 4:17:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Rachael Larimore, a Senior Editor at Slate, has written a unusual piece for the publication.  It is titled Bullet Points.  You can be forgiven for expecting this will be another uninformed diatribe against those evil conservatives, who if they would only stop licking the boots of their NRA masters, would allow common sense legislation to pass that would prevent crime by outlawing evil guns.  The expected would, in this case, be wrong. Ms Larimore, who has been at Slate since 2002, was, as of 2008, the only Republican at the publication.  That makes her remarkable.  She actually knows how...
  • Democrats go too far on guns

    06/28/2016 4:16:26 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 9 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 28 june 2016 | Ben Boychuk
    Once upon a time, Democrats would sit-in to press for civil rights. Today, they sit-in to take civil rights away. How else to describe the goal of last week's 24-hour sit-in by House Democrats? They took to the floor Wednesday demanding a vote on gun control legislation in the wake of last week's terrorist attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Gun ownership is a right. Due process of law is a right. The government needs to meet a very high threshold before denying citizens either one. Rep. John Lewis led the protest, which devolved into screaming matches early Thursday....
  • Stung by defeats, Democrats shift strategy on gun control

    06/27/2016 7:57:10 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 64 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 6/27/16 | By Maya Rao Star Tribune
    Congressional Democrats increasingly frustrated by a string of defeats on gun issues in Washington are scrambling to harness a public outpouring after last week’s sit-in protest on the House floor. Party leaders are urging members to conduct similar sit-ins around the country as they try to sustain the flash of hard-core activism on the gun issue. “We don’t have the numbers to get things done, so we have to turn to more dramatic displays to galvanize the public so they can help us pressure the Republicans to do what’s right,” said U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.
  • Democrats call for 'family sit-ins' on guns

    06/27/2016 5:39:43 PM PDT · by PROCON · 65 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | SUSAN FERRECHIO
    House Democrats on Wednesday plan to stage a "national day of action" against gun violence that will feature "family sit-ins," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced. Pelosi said the action would "carry forward the momentum" from the Democrats' takeover of the House floor last week. Democratic lawmakers staged a 25-hour sit-in which included attempts to disrupt the floor schedule and votes. They demanded the GOP leadership allow consideration of two gun control bills, but relinquished the floor hours after the GOP adjourned the House for a week-long recess.
  • Officers waited for SWAT at Orlando Pulse Shooting

    06/27/2016 5:21:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 52 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Early response outside of Pulse from Cell Phone Video Details are emerging about the Orlando Pulse Massacre.  It is clear that some of the first impressions were false.First, there was not any initial exchange of fire inside of the club.  Officers did not fire at the murderer in the club, or he at them, until the last few minutes, three hours later, when SWAT officers broke into the bathrooms through a wall. There was an initial exchange of gunfire, but it was outside of the club.  The off duty police officer/security officer quickly disengaged as the murderer entered the...
  • Report: FDA, Smithsonian, other fed groups gathering war arsenals

    06/27/2016 3:37:01 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 58 replies
    Investigators quickly discovered that the Department of Homeland Security had been providing weapons designed for war to almost any police department, no matter how small, that wanted them. A new report by American Transparency, a nonpartisan watchdog that compiles data on public expenditures, indicates the militarization of ordinary American life goes well beyond law enforcement and regular citizens. Their report, titled "The Militarization of America," looked at government expenditures and found that 67 federal agencies during the fiscal years 2006 to 2014 amassed stockpiles of guns, ammunition and military-style equipment to the tune of $1.48 billion. While it is possible...
  • Could repeal of Second Amendment be a breach of contract?

    06/27/2016 3:06:31 AM PDT · by Jonty30 · 77 replies
    If, under a Hilary government, the Second Amendment was read out of the Constitution or Amended to be null and void, could the South leave? Those who joined the Union did so with the Constitution as it was written at the time, so those were agreed upon terms. However, it seems to me that a repeal of the Second Amendment represents a change to the contract, needing all parties to agree to the change or it becomes a breach and allows parties to decide to stay or not. Am I wrong?
  • Cops: Ore. Mom Shoots, Kills Intruder in Child's Bedroom

    06/27/2016 12:30:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | 6/27/2016
    An Oregon mother shot and killed a home intruder she found in her child's bedroom early Sunday, reports CBS affiliate KOIN. Police say the 33-year-old woman returned home with her two children, 5 and 10, and found the unidentified intruder, 59. KOIN reports the woman shot the man, a stranger, with her personal handgun after a confrontation. Police tell the station the woman and her children are victims in the situation. They say the family is traumatized. They were reportedly not hurt in the incident. The woman cooperated with investigators and the case is being sent to the Multnomah County...
  • EU Moves Forward with Plan to Restrict Semi-Autos

    06/27/2016 10:41:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 6/23/2016 | unknown
    While perhaps not the most publicized recent development regarding the European Union, in recent weeks the political bloc has pushed forward with its plans to severely curtail gun rights across its 27 member states. On June 10, the European Council endorsed a version of the proposed changes to the European Firearms Directive pushed by the European Commission late last year in the wake of terrorist violence. The European Parliament still has a chance to weigh in on the issue, with a final vote scheduled for later this year.
  • Liberal Gun Control Supporters Completely Destroyed By Sigmund Freud

    06/27/2016 10:26:08 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    Matt Palumbo reports suppose you had a neighbor who favored gun control. If he really didn’t believe that guns made us safer, he certainly wouldn’t mind if you put a sign on your lawn stating “my next door neighbor wants to ban guns. Their house is not armed. Out of respect for their opinions I promise not to use my guns to protect them.” Part of the thinks they might mind just a bit. After Frank Schwagel, the owner of a Shell gas station in Minnesota was robbed twice in three months, he did just the opposite. Western Journalism reports:...
  • Special Forces Association Rips Patraeus, McCrystal For Gun Control Betrayal

    06/27/2016 9:42:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 6/27/2016 | Bob Owens
    An influential veterans group is blasting some of their former brass for taking positions that many feel are a violation of their oaths to protect the Constitution. The Special Forces Association forcefully rebuked calls for more gun control from both former CIA director and CENTCOM commander David Petraeus and retired Army general Stanley McChrystal. SFA is a 52 year old national organization composed of members who once served in the U.S. Special Forces. The organization drew up a membership resolution at their annual convention in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday, confirming prior statements of continued support of the U.S. “Constitution and...
  • Mad Half Minute Handgun Drill

    06/27/2016 8:04:30 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/27/2016 | J Hines
    This handgun shooting drill was created by Special Forces veteran Mike Pannone of CTT Solutions. This drill is designed to test and enhance your shooting accuracy while on the move. Here's the Drill The target is placed 10 yards away from the shooter. There are three shooting points. The first one is directly in front of the target. The second and third points are at five yards away from the center at opposite ends. At the signal, the shooter has 30 seconds to fire the first round from the holster, quickly move to one of the outside positions, come to...
  • Why Gun Control Can’t Be Solved in the USA

    06/27/2016 9:31:51 AM PDT · by Tandem · 11 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | June 22, 2016 | Scott Adams
    On average, Democrats (that’s my team*) use guns for shooting the innocent. We call that crime. On average, Republicans use guns for sporting purposes and self-defense. If you don’t believe me, you can check the statistics on the Internet that don’t exist. At least I couldn’t find any that looked credible. But we do know that race and poverty are correlated. And we know that poverty and crime are correlated. And we know that race and political affiliation are correlated. Therefore, my team (Clinton) is more likely to use guns to shoot innocent people, whereas the other team (Trump) is...
  • In Voisine v. US, SCOTUS just ruled people convicted of domestic violence can't buy guns

    06/27/2016 9:17:13 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 45 replies
    AOL ^ | June 27, 2016 | Marie Solis
    On Monday, in the case of Voisine v. the United States, the United States Supreme Court handed down a decision that prohibits people convicted of domestic violence from purchasing guns in a 6-2 vote, according to SCOTUSBlog. This was the case of two Maine men who were convicted on state domestic violence charges and then found with firearms and charged with violating a federal law that prohibits domestic abusers from having firearms," reads the live blog. "The question was whether their convictions qualified under the statute."
  • Why Gun Control Can’t Be Solved in the USA

    06/27/2016 8:32:30 AM PDT · by justlurking · 65 replies
    Dilbert Blog ^ | 2016-06-22 | Scott Adams
    On average, Democrats (that’s my team (*) see footnote below) use guns for shooting the innocent. We call that crime. On average, Republicans use guns for sporting purposes and self-defense. If you don’t believe me, you can check the statistics on the Internet that don’t exist. At least I couldn’t find any that looked credible. But we do know that race and poverty are correlated. And we know that poverty and crime are correlated. And we know that race and political affiliation are correlated. Therefore, my team (Clinton) is more likely to use guns to shoot innocent people, whereas the...
  • Pope Francis Says You’re NOT Christian if You Support Gun Manufactures

    06/27/2016 7:26:56 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 184 replies
    Ammoland Shooting Sports News ^ | June 22, 2016 | Ammoland
    Italy (Ammoland.com) Pope Francis spoke with a group of young people at a rally of thousands at the end of the first day of his trip to the Italian city of Turin. Francis started by attacking the Right to Keep and Bear Arms as well as accusing the allies during World War Two of being complicit in the killing of Jews, Christians and homosexuals. Francis issued his toughest condemnation to date of the weapons industry, saying. “If you trust only men you have lost,” he told the young people in a long, rambling talk about war, trust and politics after...
  • Senator Murphy Reveals “Slippery Slope” Strategy on ABC’s “This Week”

    06/27/2016 6:53:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On ABC This Week, June 19, Senator Chris Murphy revealed what Second Amendment supporters have said was the anti-Second Amendment strategy all along.  Pass incremental infringements on the Second Amendment until nothing is left that means anything.  That is why anti-Second Amendment plotters push so hard on legislation that seems unrelated to the current terrorist atrocity. They use it as an emotional vehicle for other legislation they normally could not pass.  In the interview, ABC’s Jon Karl is questioning Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut. From the ABC transcript: KARL: — there’s these proposals. Your proposal would’ve done nothing in...
  • By All Means, Let’s Vote On These Commonsense Gun Laws For The Children!(semisatire)

    06/27/2016 5:51:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/27/2016 | Kurt Schlicter
    All of America, by which I mean all of the liberal media gimps in New York and Washington, cooed and quivered in climactic contentment to the House Democrats’ recent civil rights protest in which the House Democrats protested against civil rights. And the Dems were totally sincere about it – perish the thought that it was some kind of tacky performance art designed to fundraise from the aging Aquarians, the Constitution-hating juice box hipsters, and the bitter, unfulfilled, unloved ex-wives who make up the non-welfare drawing bulk of the Democrat Party. No, it was totally for the children. All the...
  • Gun salesman-in-chief: 52,600 a-day under Obama, more seen under Hillary

    06/27/2016 5:01:23 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/27/16 | Paul Bedard
    Gun sales are on a pace to break last year's record of more than 23 million, a boon to the U.S. industry and gun stores thanks to election-year worries about gun control and recent terror attacks, according to government figures and experts. Under Obama, background checks for guns reached 141.4 million through the end of May, amounting to sales of about 52,600 a day, according to the FBI. Last year, the FBI conducted more than 23 million background checks, which are generally used to figure sales of new and used weapons. Domestically, manufacturers have reported producing about 21,000 guns a...
  • NH: Veteran Car Dealer Cashes in On Popularity of AR15 rifles

    06/27/2016 3:01:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A New Hampshire business is cashing in on the high popularity of the AR15 style rifles. Owner Mike Hagan is a combat vet of Afghanistan.  His company offers a veterans' discount as well.  He isn't intimidated by political correctness. From nh1.com: Owner Mike Hagan, of Hagan's Motor Pool Auto Repair and Sales, told Fox25 that several people have taken him up on the deal so far. “I have given away four AR-15s and one 9mm handgun, which is the other option if you don't want the AR-15,” he said. Hagan has partnered with a nearby gun store for the...
  • Fayette County (West Virginia) residents form armed patrols to fend off looters

    06/26/2016 8:54:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    wchs.com ^ | June 26, 2016 | Jerrod Clay
    FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WCHS/WVAH) — The Fayette County Sheriff's Office said it has received multiple threats of looting and is warning looters of harsh punishments. A release from the sheriff's office said the Nallen and Russelville areas have suffered extensive flood damage and many of its residents have lost nearly everything. It this time of crisis, some people are coming into the area to loot homes.
  • Sorry, Chris Wallace… Hillary Clinton DID GO HOME AND SLEEP During Benghazi Attack

    06/26/2016 6:10:34 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 5 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | June 26, 2016
    FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace defended Hillary Clinton today like the rest of the liberal media from Donald Trump’s attacks this week. benghazi terrorists Wallace said Hillary did not go home and sleep during the Benghazi attack – parroting what the rest of the media has been reporting this week. The fact is Hillary Clinton DID GO HOME AND SLEEP during the Benghazi attacks and there are records to prove it. According to official watch logs on September 11, 2012 during the Benghazi attack on the US consulate the first note of the attacks (not protest, another Hillary lie)...
  • Why Leftists Love Unaccountable International Regimes - And Why We Should Be Wary

    06/26/2016 5:49:38 PM PDT · by walford · 4 replies
    Free Republic | 06/26/2016 | walford
    In the context of the recent "Brexit" referendum in the UK, the following is a discussion as to why the Left is so fond of unaccountable international organizations -- and why we should therefore be wary. "[Anxiety about the economy, terrorism and mass migration are providing] fertile terrain for reactionary politicians and demagogues peddling xenophobia, nationalism and isolationism." - US Vice-President Joe Biden***Obama Says Brexit Vote Reflects Fears of Globalization *** "People are waking up to realize that, look, this is potentially a misguided protest vote, but it is a protest vote, and politics is not working for a lot...
  • Oregon mom fatally shoots home intruder after finding him in her child's bedroom

    06/26/2016 5:44:40 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 41 replies
    .nydailynews.com ^ | 6/26/16 | Alfred Ng
    Oregon mom fatally shoots home intruder after finding him in her child's bedroom After finding a stranger in her child’s bedroom, an Oregon mother opened fire and killed the intruder early Sunday morning. Police arrived at the home in Portland at about 1:47 a.m., when they found a dead man inside. The homeowner, 33, called 911 and told officers she shot him. The mother had been out with her two children, 5 and 10, when she came home and spotted the creep in one of her kid’s bedrooms. Already armed with a handgun, she shot and killed 59-year-old man hiding...
  • Newly formed Gays Against Guns group advocates against gun violence

    06/26/2016 5:24:26 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    pix11.com ^ | 6-26-16 | Talia Tirella
    A new group in the LGBT community has formed to spread awareness about gun violence. Gays Against Guns formed in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting and met on June 17 to officially organize and make plans to be in the NYC Pride March, according to a press release. The group, comprised of LGBT New Yorkers and allies, marched during the Pride parade on Sunday to help remember the 49 victims of the Orlando shooting and to spread awareness of their message. However, its main goal is to advocate working through peaceful actions to prevent another massacre like the Orlando...
  • Poll: Half Of Voters Distrust Government On Gun Control After Orlando Terror Attack

    06/26/2016 3:10:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 26, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    An NBC News/WSJ polled conducted after the Orlando terror attack shows half of voters distrust the government on gun control. The start date for conducting the poll – June 19 – was one week after the attack that killed 49 people at the Pulse Orlando nightclub.
  • Sorry, Chris Wallace… Hillary Clinton DID GO HOME AND SLEEP During Benghazi Attack

    06/26/2016 2:50:07 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 120 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 26, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    ....Wallace said Hillary did not go home and sleep during the Benghazi attack – parroting what the rest of the media has been reporting this week. The fact is Hillary Clinton DID GO HOME AND SLEEP during the Benghazi attacks and there are records to prove it. According to official watch logs on September 11, 2012 during the Benghazi attack on the US consulate the first note of the attacks (not protest, another Hillary lie) was posted after 4 PM on that Tuesday afternoon. And Hillary Clinton was home by 10:30 PM as US forces continued to come under attack...
  • Democratic Sen. (Tim Kaine, VA) Calls For Ammunition Control [VIDEO]

    06/26/2016 2:03:50 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 26, 2016 | Steve Guest
    Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine, who is on the shortlist to be Hillary Clinton's vice president, called for limiting the size of magazines on semi-automatic rifles. In an interview airing Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," moderator Chuck Todd asked, "Are you in favor of an assault-weapons ban?" "I have voted for it,” Kaine said. “But I think there’s a better way to go at the problem and that is limitations on the size of magazines and ammunition clips."
  • CAIR Calls Gun Control Bill Anti-Muslim

    06/26/2016 2:37:30 PM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    breitbart ^ | June 26, 2016 | BREITBART NEWS
    CAIR opposes the Terrorist Firearms Prevention Act of 2016, “because it appears to limit the ban on firearms purchases to American Muslims.” From The Clarion Project: If left-wing politicians thought they were immune from ridiculous accusations of anti-Muslim bigotry by treating the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) with kid gloves, they are in for a surprise. In declaring its opposition to the latest bi-partisan bill to prevent suspected terrorists from buying guns, the sordid group has accused the Democrats and Republicans of trying to suppress Muslims’ civil liberties.
  • Hawaii Creates Gun Registry For Law-Abiding Citizens! Are You Adding Gang Members Too?

    06/26/2016 7:35:54 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 29 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-26-16 | Wayne Dupree
    China made their citizens turn their guns. Made them all register. The next day they rounded up everyone on the lists. They executed 300,000 men and their sons. So if I understand this, the powers to be in Hawaii ( Democrats) put gun owners that purchased the guns legally on the FBI list but not the criminals who do not have a permit that bought their guns underground or stole them that do not have not permit. Just another example of stupid Democrat / Socialist government punishing people for doing the things legally instead of going after the bad guys....
  • The Dangers of Federal Gun Owner Database

    06/26/2016 11:53:52 AM PDT · by dvan · 30 replies
    American Liberty Report ^ | 6/26/2016 | NA
    Hawaii is considering a law that would place the names of all gun owners in the state in an FBI database. Supporters believe it’s a groundbreaking step to make Hawaii a national leader when it comes to safe gun laws according to the AP. The idea that placing the names of legal gun owners into a federal database will make Hawaii any safer is inherently flawed. The majority of gun violence isn’t committed by law abiding citizens who purchase and register their guns legally. It’s committed by those who do not. The law will deter legal gun ownership as many...
  • Reporter's Attempt to Show Ease of Buying an Assault Rifle Backfires

    06/26/2016 11:14:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 22, 2016 | 6:50 PM EDT | Randy Hall
    Neil Steinberg of the Chicago Sun-Times decided last week to purchase an AR-15 following the Pulse night club shooting in Orlando, Florida. His purpose, he said, was to demonstrate how simple it was and to explore Illinois’ gun laws concerning assault weapons. When he bought the gun, Steinberg planned to sell it back to the store. However, his purchase was stopped by the gun store, which canceled the transaction during Illinois’ required 24-hour waiting period after discovering he had lied on his background check about his history of alcohol abuse and domestic violence. In his article, Steinberg admitted that while...
  • 4 dead, 26 wounded in shootings citywide

    06/26/2016 10:18:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | June 26, 2016 | Grace Wong, Megan Crepeau, Gregory Pratt
    Four people were killed and at least 26 others have been wounded from Saturday morning through early Sunday across the city, police said. Among the victims were a 19-year-old pregnant woman shot along with three friends in Morgan Park; a 55-year-old man killed at a party in East Garfield Park; and a man shot by another person as they sat together in a car in Edgewater Beach. The Morgan Park attack occurred at 11:43 a.m. Saturday in the 1400 block of West 114th Place, said Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesman.
  • Why Does the IRS Need Guns?

    06/26/2016 8:12:31 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 65 replies
    Open the Books ^ | 16 June 2016 | Tom Coburn, Adam Andrzejewski
    Special agents at the IRS equipped with AR-15 military-style rifles? Health and Human Services "Special Office of Inspector General Agents" being trained by the Army’s Special Forces contractors? The Department of Veterans Affairs arming 3,700 employees? The number of non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) now exceeds the number of U.S. Marines (182,000). In its escalating arms and ammo stockpiling, this federal arms race is unlike anything in history. Over the last 20 years, the number of these federal officers with arrest-and-firearm authority has nearly tripled to over 200,000 today, from 74,500 in 1996....
  • Why Does The IRS Need So Many Guns?

    06/17/2016 7:51:41 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal op-ed: Why Does the IRS Need Guns?, by Tom Coburn (former U.S. Senator) & Adam Andrzejewski (Founder, OpenTheBooks.com): Special agents at the IRS equipped with AR-15 military-style rifles? Health and Human Services “Special Office of Inspector General Agents” being trained by the Army’s Special Forces contractors? The Department of Veterans Affairs arming 3,700 employees? The number of non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) now exceeds the number of U.S. Marines (182,000). In its escalating arms and ammo stockpiling, this federal arms race is unlike anything in history. Over the last 20...
  • Texas gun range offers free course for LGBT community, sees record attendance

    06/26/2016 6:17:08 AM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 13 replies
    The Extract ^ | June 25, 2016
    Days after 49 people died and dozens others were injured at an Orlando gay nightclub, many in the LGBT community began expressing an piqued interest in their own security. The nation’s deadliest mass shooting — and deadliest terror attack since 9/11 — led to the rapid growth of groups like Pink Pistols, which provides resources for gay gun owners. The owner of a Houston, Texas, gun range aimed to add even more to the ranks by offering free classes to members of the LGBT community.
  • Barack has decided that armed self-defense “defies common sense”

    06/26/2016 8:41:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 32 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/26/16 | Doug Book, Editor
    “Did you see how dark it was? It’s likely that more people would have been killed.” This was Bill Clinton’s response to a suggestion that law abiding people with firearms of their own might have been able to save lives by stopping Islamic terrorist Omar Mateen at the Orlando nightclub Pulse. Of course, Bill was comfortably surrounded by armed security during his Bloomberg television interview, as was Barack during his speech in Orlando a few days later. But Obama offered an even more pointed dissent from those who believe the little people should be permitted the means of preserving their...
  • 26 Dems In House Sit-In Were Gun Owners

    06/26/2016 8:01:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 6/24/2016 | Dan Zimmerman
    Make no mistake, the inexorable growth of government, always-more intrusive regulation and the ever-increasing horde of unaccountable bureaucrats has begun to result in blowback from the citizenry. For proof, you only need to look at the unlikely rise of a candidate like Donald Trump and the result of yesterday’s Brexit vote in the U.K. The latest example of government elites displaying a naked double standard — because remember, they know how you should live your life better than you do: the fact that the House hissy fit thrown by Dems unhappy with their inability to further restrict their constituents’ gun...
  • REP. CHARLIE RANGEL: ONLY POLITICIANS NEED FIREARMS FOR PROTECTION

    06/26/2016 7:05:59 AM PDT · by imanerd11 · 90 replies
    TDS ^ | 6/25/16 | Joshua Krause
    There are millions of Americans who want to restrict firearm ownership and use by one degree or another. While you may disagree with those people, at least they’re consistent. For the most part, die-hard gun grabbers don’t own firearms, and have probably never even held a gun before. They’re not hypocrites, unlike the handful of politicians and celebrities who often lead them. It’s been pointed out by Second Amendment supporters for years, that the wealthy and famous liberals who say they hate gun so much, are typically flanked by professionally trained and armed security guards at all times. They tell...
  • NPR issues large correction about stay-at-home mom/gun-control activist(STW)

    06/26/2016 7:02:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 6/23/2016 | Erik Wemple
    This report refers to Shannon Watts as one in a group of “regular people” who began advocating for stricter gun control measures in recent years. After the December 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., she created the “One Million Moms for Gun Control” Facebook page. It later became “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.” We should have noted that Watts has a background in corporate communications. From 1998 to mid-2012, she was a corporate communications executive or consultant at such companies as Monsanto and FleishmanHillard. Before that, Watts had what she says was a...
  • MN:Discount Gas for Gun Carriers

    06/26/2016 7:01:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Another business discovers the advantages of welcoming the gun culture and supporting the Constitution.  In Minnesota, a gas station has found a way to disuade robbers by welcoming people with guns. From kstp.com: After getting robbed twice over the last three months, the owner of a Shell gas station in Sauk Rapids wanted to get more customers during the evening, hoping it would improve safety. Last week, station owner Frank Schwagel offered a 10-cent-per-gallon discount for law enforcement or people with proof of permit to carry after 7 p.m. each day. Much research has shown, over and over again,...
  • A good guy with a gun isn’t the answer (barf alert)

    06/26/2016 6:12:06 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 51 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 26 june 2016 | Angela Stroud
    It has happened again: another mass shooting. For those of us who have spent a lot of time in places like the Pulse night club, this mass murder is particularly painful. In a culture in which queer people are made to feel grateful for merely being tolerated, gay clubs are spaces where we are celebrated — safe havens that represent the opposite of repression and violence. To have that shattered by someone pledging allegiance to ISIS is an incomprehensible contradiction. It doesn't make any sense.
  • Democrats plan 'day of action' to keep spotlight on guns

    06/26/2016 2:53:46 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 25 June 2016 | Mike Lillis
    The House has left Washington for its July Fourth recess, but Democrats have no intention of relenting in their push for tougher gun laws.
  • Corruption case casts harsh light on NYPD handgun permits

    06/25/2016 7:51:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 25, 2016 5:53 PM EDT | Tom Hays
    A corruption probe at the New York Police Department has cast a harsh light on how people get handgun permits in a city that boasts some of the nation’s toughest gun laws. Federal prosecutors say a shady fixer’s cash bribes induced officers working in NYPD’s licensing division to rubber-stamp dozens of gun applications, circumventing stringent background checks intended to weed out candidates with criminal records, mental health problems and other red flags. The potential public safety breach comes amid a national debate over whether easy access to weapons fueled the Orlando massacre and other mass shootings. …
  • FAA OKs 'drone journalism' starting in August

    06/25/2016 10:35:46 AM PDT · by Pollard · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 24 Jun 2016
    Drone journalism is coming to a newspaper and TV station near you within 60 days. New Federal Aviation Administration rules on the flying devices opens the door to newsrooms using drones to cover events, peer into buildings and capture images like never before, according to the founder of the Drone Journalism Lab at the University of Nebraska. "In 60 days, drone journalism will be legally possible in any newsroom in the United States. That's not to say it will be easy, but it will be legally possible in ways that it has never been before," wrote Matt Waite.
  • Give Hawaii Back

    06/25/2016 6:58:41 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 25 Jun, 2016 | Mike VanOuse
    ...As elucidated in the article, the FBI’s database is intended to scrutinize criminal suspects. So much for the presumption of innocence. You’re now treated as a suspected criminal in Hawaii for exercising your fundamental 2nd Amendment rights as Americans. Since they don’t like our GI’s, and they don’t like our Constitution, at what point do the rest of us get to say, “Enough! Get out!” ? I don’t actually wish that upon my Hawaiian friends. But it occurred to me in reading this news item, that while there is a mechanism for States to voluntarily withdraw from the Union, I’m...
  • “No Fly, No Buy.” Why?

    06/25/2016 7:08:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/25/16 | Greg Pencils
    Perhaps it is the "No Fly" list itself that we should be investigating? The latest version of the Democrats strategy of denying constitutional rights and due process in the race for a socialist utopia with them in control—is “No Buy, No Fly.” The contention is that anyone on the “No Fly” list should not be able to purchase a gun. No conviction, no due process, no appeal, no knowledge of why you are on the list, no way off the list, and it’s all shrouded in government secrecy, as is all future control of your life. But consider this…