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  • NRA Joins NAACP, New York Times, NYCLU, and others to Support Knife Law Reform

    10/23/2016 4:17:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 53 replies
    ammoland ^ | 18 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Demonstration knives from Knife Rights’ Federal Civil Rights Trial to stop bogus New York City gravity knife arrests. The four on the bottom left are actual gravity knives. On October 12, the New York State’s ACLU affiliate, the NYCLU, joined the NRA, the NAACP, the New York Times editorial board, the Legal Aid society, the office of Court Administration, and the Village Voice in support of Knife law reform.This unusual set of allies was brought together by the heavy handed abuse of the current knife law by New York City prosecutors, especially District Attorney Cyrus Vance.As many as 80% of...
  • Oregon militia movement growing steadily, report says

    10/23/2016 12:02:37 PM PDT · by PROCON · 58 replies ^ | Oct. 21, 2016 | Brian Seay
    Right-wing militia groups have grown steadily since the 2008 election of President Barack Obama and they continue to grow, according to a new report released this week. The left-leaning Political Research Associates published “Up in Arms: A Guide to Oregon’s Patriot Movement” during a presidential election season that’s seen Republican nominee Donald Trump appeal to such right-wing groups while Democrat Hillary Clinton has been the subject of ire for those same groups. The report says Oregon has one of the most developed militia movements in the country and it details the rise of the movement, including events and groups...
  • There Are No “Reasonable Restrictions” on the Second Amendment, Hillary Clinton!

    10/23/2016 9:42:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/23/16 | Greg Penglis
    I guarantee you Hillary Clinton will continue Obama's legacy All rights come from God. We are born with them. They are unalienable, which means no power on Earth can take them away. They stay with us for life. All rights are individual, and they are absolute within the context of the right. If rights are not absolute, then they aren’t a right at all. If one aspect of a right can be shed, then so can the whole right. If a right can be “interpreted,” then it can be interpreted out of existence. One right that is universal and a...
  • Telegraph: U.S. Top Country for Gun Ownership, Not Even in Top 10 for Firearm Deaths(???)

    10/23/2016 7:03:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 10/22/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On October 22 The Telegraph published a map showing the U.S. leads the world in private firearm ownership but does not even crack the Top 10 when it comes to firearm-related deaths. According to the Telegraph, the countries with highest per-capita gun ownership are: USA – 112.6 guns per 100 residents Serbia – 75.6 Yemen – 54.8 Switzerland – 45.7 Cyprus – 36.4 Saudi Arabia – 35 Iraq – 34.2 Uruguay – 31.8 Sweden – 31.6 Norway – 31.3
  • Zimmerman's Attempted Assassin Sentenced to 20 Years for Attack

    10/23/2016 4:27:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Matthew Apperson has been convicted of attempted murder of George Zimmerman, firing a gun into a vehicle, and aggravated assault. The trial occurred in the same courtroom where Zimmerman was found not guilty by reason of self defense, in the killing of Trayvon Martin.  The sentence was handed down yesterday, on October 17th.  It is for a minimum of 20 years in prison. Apperson claimed self defense.  He said that as he was driving, Zimmerman accelerated, and that as he approached Zimmerman's vehicle from behind and to the right, he accessed his firearm, because he feared Zimmerman.  Then, as...
  • Hillary’s New Constitution Clinton explains how she’ll gut the First and Second Amendments.

    10/22/2016 9:16:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 22, 2016 | WSJ editorial
    Donald Trump is no legal scholar, but at Wednesday’s presidential debate he showed a superior grasp of the U.S. Constitution than did Hillary Clinton. Amid the overwrought liberal fainting about Mr. Trump’s bluster over accepting the election result (see below), Mrs. Clinton revealed a view of the Supreme Court that is far more threatening to American liberty. Start with her answer to moderator Chris Wallace’s question about the role of the courts. “The Supreme Court should represent all of us. That’s how I see the Court,” she said. “And the kind of people that I would be looking to nominate...
  • Homemade Canadian Submachine Guns and Silencers

    10/22/2016 8:34:40 PM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    As governments attempt to make more guns and gun ownership illegal, they succeed in doing so.  It does not mean that fewer criminals are armed.  Overall crime does not drop when controls are implemented.  One of the reasons is that guns are fairly easy to make, and the materials to make them are virtually impossible for an industrial society to control. An unintended consequence is that submachine guns or machine pistols may be substituted for ordinary pistols.  They are easier to make, because they are a simpler mechanism. The above machine pistol/ submachine gun, based on the MAC design...
  • Hot Springs AR: County Officials Restore Carry rights for County Workers

    10/22/2016 12:26:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Garland County Courthouse, Arkansas Garland County, Arkansas, has restored the right to bear arms to County employees. Political subdivisions across the country are restoring the rights of their workers to defend themselves with effective tools.  As the right to keep and bear arms has been incrementally restored across the nation, city, county and state employees are having restrictions on their rights removed.  From The Garland County Quorum Court voted Monday night to allow county employees with concealed-carry permits to take firearms to work. Justices of the peace defeated repeated motions to give the plan more consideration before voting...
  • Would You Be The Hero During A Rampage Shooting?

    Would You Be The Hero During A Rampage Shooting? Posted on October 21, 2016October 17, 2016 by Ammoland by Michael W LoosActive Shooter New Gunner JournalUSA –-( This appears to be one of the most talked about situations, as far as concealed carry is concerned. For this, I don’t believe there is a simple answer. But this is what I tell those who ask. My job, my one and only job, the only thing I’m worrying about is to keep me and mine safe. That’s it. Nothing more, nothing less. If shooting starts, living in Condition Yellow I know where exits...
  • Guns sales double in run-up to election, in 'uncharted territory'

    10/22/2016 6:54:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 10/20/2016 | Paul Bedard
    Growing speculation that Democrat Hillary Clinton will win the presidential election next month is sparking a mad dash by gun stores to overstock their shelves with out of fear she will move fast to sign gun control executive orders. "We're hearing from a lot of our customers that are concerned, and rightfully so, that their 2nd Amendment rights are going to be infringed by a possible Hillary Clinton presidency. Last month our sales effectively doubled from September of 2015 and we're trending toward another similar result for this month," said Justin Anderson, marketing director for Hyatt Guns of Charlotte, N.C.,...
  • Attorney General Investigation of City of Tucson for Illegal Destruction of Firearms

    10/22/2016 5:32:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from The Tucson City Council has become a notorious scofflaw for ignoring state law that involves firearms. Arizona has a state preemption law, to prevent a confusing patchwork of local laws, which could easily entrap innocent people who exercise their Second Amendment rights.  The Tucson City Council has ignored the law. Arizona also requires that valuable firearms that come into the possession of the police must be sold to federal firearms dealers, so that the value will be used for the public good.  Tucson has been accused of destroying these valuable items, presumably to make some sort...
  • Debunking the "8% forgot to take off the safety" in Bear Attacks Myth

    10/21/2016 9:29:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 69 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    If you have been reading about defensive uses of firearms against bears, you have likely read that bear spray is more effective than firearms, and that a large percentage of people faced with bear attacks failed to disengage the safety.  Both are based on a highly flawed study. In a discussion at The Truth About Guns, a commenter, writing about the subject thought that a high percentage, maybe 20%, of defenders, failed to take off the safety.  The commenter did some research, found the study by Tom Smith and Stephen Herroro and others, and corrected the number to "8...
  • Michigan Dems introduce ‘assault weapon’ ban in state House

    10/21/2016 3:13:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies ^ | Oct. 21, 2016 | Chris Eger
    Only weeks away from a general election and with two months left in session, Democrats in the Michigan House on Wednesday debuted a sweeping gun prohibition proposal. The measure, introduced Oct. 19, would ban the sale of most semi-auto or pump-action firearms capable of accepting a detachable magazine and require those in the state to be registered under threat of a felony punishable by four years in prison. The legislation joined eight other bills in a gun control package submitted in the aftermath of the terror attack at the Pulse nightclub in Florida that left 49 dead. “None of these...
  • If Clinton wins, America, kiss your right to self-defense good-bye

    10/21/2016 2:09:22 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 20, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    In terms of individual rights, there has probably never been so much at stake in a presidential election. If Hillary Clinton wins, Americans will soon lose the right of self-defense in their own homes. Wednesday night in Las Vegas moderator Chris Wallace quickly started off the debate by asking Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton about the Second Amendment. Hillary was asked about her claim: "the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment.” The 2008 Heller decision struck down Washington, D.C.’s complete ban on handguns. Before the decision, people in the District could own a rifle or a shotgun, it...
  • Suit Against Gunmakers, for Criminal's actions at Sandy Hook, Dismissed

    10/21/2016 1:52:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Attorney Josh Koskoff Judge Barbara Bellis struck down the lawsuit filed by attorney Josh Koskoff, representing some of the families of the victims of Adam Lanza's attack at the Sand Hook School in Connecticut. The lawsuit was fired against gun manufacturers. The Judge cited the PLCAA, Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, that forbids lawsuits of gun manufacturers, distributors, or sellers of lawful products that operate as they are designed to. The purposes of the PLCAA are to expressly to prevent this sort of lawsuit, so as to insure that citizens shall have access to such firearms. From...
  • Column: Maine should be known for exporting lobster, not guns

    10/21/2016 10:01:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 10/18/2016 | Paula D. Silsby
    During my time as the U.S. Attorney for Maine, particularly during the Bush administration, prosecuting gun crimes — including gun trafficking — was a high priority. A loophole in Maine law allows dangerous people to buy guns from unlicensed sellers without a background check. Since 1998, background checks performed by licensed Maine dealers have kept guns out of the hands of more than 5,500 people who are prohibited by law from them. And while it is true that background checks occur when ordering a gun from a licensed internet dealer as well as at brick-and-mortar gun shops, there are no...
  • Bang for your buck: How guns get into films

    10/21/2016 9:54:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 10/19/2016 | B.H.
    THE moment in “Sudden Impact” has become legendary. Inspector “Dirty Harry” Callahan (Clint Eastwood) is witness to a robbery and calmly tells the crooks that “we’re not just gonna let you walk out of here.” With a bemused expression, the would-be thief asks, “who’s we sucka?” “Smith and Wesson…and me.” And with that, Mr Eastwood saves the day with his beloved handgun. It is a fitting scene for such an indefatigable supporter of the Second Amendment as Mr Eastwood (he has previously joked that he has “a very strict gun control policy. If there is a gun around, I want...
  • Some Advice for President Clinton-Elevating the gun debate from culture war to real reform

    10/21/2016 7:28:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | October 20, 2016 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Madam President: Criticized for his advising Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, Milton Friedman offered the only persuasive response: “I gave him good advice.” I cannot congratulate you on your election — no sane person could — but I can offer some good advice. There is not much to like about you. You are intellectually and morally stunted, a creature of pure politics who has never had a single interesting or original idea. You are deeply corrupt yourself and a source of corruption in others. The republic truly deserves better than you. You don’t just do discredit to your party and your...
  • “The Terrorist Threat against U.S. has Never Been Greater” says Johns Hopkins Lecturer

    10/21/2016 8:15:43 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 21, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    At the Heritage Foundation, Dr. Mary Habeck, an adjunct lecturer at John Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies (known as SAIS), noted that terrorism has spiked since 2011. She said that today, "the terrorist threat against the U.S. has never been greater." She added, "You have to go back to the Algerian civil war to find" this number of terrorist attacks. Habeck said, "First of all, al-Qaeda and ISIS [known as the Islamic State, or ISIL] have a plan and they’re executing it." "They have created a whole series of campaign plans for each country," Habeck said, and "ISIS inherited...
  • USA Today’s Weak-Kneed Push For Gun Control

    10/21/2016 8:37:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 10/21/2016 | unknown
    It’s just what you would expect from a newspaper whose editorial board just can’t help taking the wrong side on the issue of gun control. Despite widespread opposition by law enforcement and top state officials, USA Today last week chose to urge the newspaper’s handful of readers in Nevada and Maine to vote “yes” on anti-gun background check initiatives that would only affect the law-abiding, leaving armed criminals to commit whatever violent crimes they choose. The editorial was titled, “Vote 'yes' on gun safety measures: Our view,” with a subhead stating, “Do what weak-kneed members of Congress have refused to...
  • Sheriff Clark Disinvited from University Speech, Campus Official Lied

    10/21/2016 6:48:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Sheriff David Clark was scheduled to speak at New Haven University.  He had been invited, and had accepted the invitation.  After the University considered the political ramifications, the person who invited him, Patrick Malloy, came up with a face saving excuse to revoke the invitation.  He said that Sheriff Clark made extravagant demands, such as requiring a "presidential suite" to speak at the event. Sheriff Clark produced emails that showed the arrangements and correspondence. The excuse was false. It compounded the lie with the injustice of smearing Sheriff Clark as being unreasonable and greedy. From the University of New Haven...
  • Poll workers are being trained to prepare for guns at polling stations

    10/21/2016 5:35:30 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 31 replies
    The Week ^ | 10/21/16 | Jeva Lange
    Donald Trump has urged his supporters to "watch the polling booths" on Nov. 8, a rallying cry that has election officials worrying — and training for how to deal with guns or possible attacks at the polls.It is an unprecedented situation; in fact, most states don't even have laws governing guns at polling places, sending election officials scrambling to sort through their states various open-carry and concealed weapons laws, The Washington Post reports."We've never seen this level of concern, this far out from Election Day — poll workers in states across the country being trained to deal with guns," Everytown...
  • Addled Clinton Confuses SCOTUS Decision With Gun Control Ad

    10/20/2016 1:04:44 PM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | October 20, 2016 | Beth Baumann
    During last night’s final presidential debate, the issue of the Second Amendment came up. Hillary Clinton tried her best to say she would protect the right to bear arms, but wants “sensible regulation”… whatever that’s supposed to mean. I want people who shouldn’t have guns not to be able to threaten you, kill you or members of your family.
  • Prayer and Answer with Mike Vanderboegh at the NRA

    10/20/2016 12:19:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A year ago, I was with Mike Vanderboegh at the NRA meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.  We grew closer, and worked on stories together.  I first saw Mike in person at the Restore the Constitution Rally on April 19th, 2010.  Mike passed on 10 August this year.  He was a committed Christian, so I hope he is fighting for us from the other side. Mike and I once prayed for assistance.  We got it. I feel compelled to tell this story.  I have not published it before. It happened while working on a story that Mike and David Codrea had...
  • Clinton Totally Botched The D.C. vs. Heller Case

    10/20/2016 7:55:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies ^ | October 19, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    During Wednesday's debate, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton made a rather curious claim about the District of Columbia v. Heller Supreme Court case: D.C. was merely trying to "protect toddlers," and the Supreme Court didn't accept the "reasonable regulation." Hillary on Guns Just one small issue: that's not at all what Heller was concerned with. Prior to the Heller decision, the District of Columbia's restrictions on handguns weren't what anyone would call "reasonable." The Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975 was a complete and total ban on the private ownership of handguns--even by trained police officers and by people with a...
  • One of These 7 Guns is the Next “Official Sidearm of the US Military”

    10/20/2016 7:47:19 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 92 replies
    As you may know, the US Armed Forces is on the hunt for the next official Joint Combat Pistol for the entire US Military. Yes, it’s kind of a big deal… In the 1980s, the Beretta M9A1 was chosen to replace the iconic M1911A1. Many veterans and 1911 fans never forgave the Department of Defense for what they considered a huge blunder. Not to mention, they gave an Italian firearms company the most coveted sidearms contract on the planet… Fast forward to 2016, where a fresh clash of the titans is underway to decide which semi-automatic pistol will follow the...
  • Review: The Pocket Shot - Its not a Toy

    10/20/2016 5:31:01 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/20/2016 | D Breteau
    What is The Pocket Shot? Well, it is what I call a modern-day sling shot, but a little cooler, has an interesting design and is quite portable – but make no mistake, this is not a toy! Let's get the statistics out of the way first: The Pocket Shot is a closed pouch made of latex with a base and locking ring that compresses the latex ends. This design allows for a solid grip on the front end and a clear line of projection for your ammunition – in this case a steel slug. Loading is easy and while the...
  • WV: Second Amendment Supporting AG Gains Maximum Reciprocity

    10/20/2016 6:08:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has done a remarkable job of expanding reciprocity with other states for West Virginia's concealed carry permits. The West Virgina Citizen's Defense League has noted his efforts.  From Keith Morgan, president of the West Virginia Citizens Defense League, said his group was optimistic the new provisional licenses would be recognized in three to six states, initially believing any expansion beyond that would take years. “The relentless tenacity with which Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office attacked this issue, resulting in recognition from 16 states, is quite frankly, astonishing,” Morgan said in...
  • Trump and Clinton clash on Second Amendment

    10/19/2016 10:16:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 19, 2016 | Robert Barnes
    One of the first clashes of the debate came over the Supreme Court’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, the case that said the Second Amendment protected an individual’s right to own a firearm for self-protection. Donald Trump said Hillary Clinton was “extremely upset, extremely angry” about the decision, which struck down Washington’s restrictive gun law making it almost impossible for residents to possess handguns. The Supreme Court justices that Clinton would appoint would turn the Second Amendment into a “very, very small replica of what it is now.”
  • HILLARY LIE: She Crapped All Over Supreme Court On Guns/ Wouldn’t Say She Supports 2nd

    10/19/2016 7:31:01 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 32 replies ^ | October 19, 2016 | Jeff Dunetz
    Last Year, Clinton Lambasted The Supreme Court’s Decision In District Of Columbia V. Heller, Which Found D.C.’s Ban On Handguns Unconstitutional. “While Clinton has previously supported an assault weapons ban, this is the first time since launching her campaign that she indicated that she would take on the Supreme Court over gun issues. Although Clinton did not identify which Supreme Court case she disagreed with, she appeared to be criticizing the landmark 2008 ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller, which found the handgun ban in Washington, D.C., unconstitutional… ‘We’ve got to go after this,’ Clinton continued. ‘And here again,...
  • The Smallest Pistol Seecamp 32 ACP (Video only)

    10/19/2016 11:38:56 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies ^ | 10-18-2016 | sootch00
    Fun Gun Reviews Presents: The Seecamp 32 ACP Pistol is the Smallest current production semi-auto handgun being made. They are known for their quality and reliability. This is a perfect choice for deep cover conceal-ability or as a back up. Another installment in the Mouse Gun Series.
  • Mexico Looking at Second Amendment?

    10/19/2016 7:46:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Mexico had a flourishing, legal, gun culture until 1972, when the Mexican government made private, legal, ownership of guns extremely difficult and expensive.  The change in law was meant to disarm the political opposition and keep the existing power structure in place.  The power structure has remained in place, but it has not flourished.  Much of Mexico is contested ground, with narco-cartels that are not aligned with the Mexican government in armed conflict with the Government and its cartel allies.  Private citizens are caught in the crossfire, abused by both sides, and denied the legal ability to arm themselves....
  • This Is The Second Amendment Book To Read Before November 8th

    10/19/2016 4:49:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 10/19/2016 | Bob Barr
    A central theme of “Shall Not Be Infringed” is that, despite her efforts to soften her express words, President Hillary Clinton would take steps to do precisely what candidate Hillary Clinton has vowed to do – undermine the fundamental Supreme Court ruling in the 2008 District of Columbia v. Heller opinion, that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms. Second Amendment supporters and opponents alike understand that if you overturn that underpinning of Heller, you open the door for all manner of government actions to not just “chip away” at how an individual chooses to...
  • Gun Disappears After Being Used as Wedding Prop

    10/18/2016 9:16:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    An AR-15 that was used as a photo prop for a Saturday wedding in Laurel Hill was taken from the owner's vehicle over the weekend. The Crestview man told Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies that he left his car unlocked for a period of time during the event. The gun is one of at least two taken from unlocked vehicles in north Okaloosa County in the last few days. The man said that the DPMS AR-15 was valued at about $1,000 with a $500 scope. He discovered it missing Sunday. There were no signs of forced entry to the vehicle....
  • Where Gun Permits are Alternatives to NICS

    10/19/2016 3:16:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Map made with In the 1993 Brady bill, exemptions for the background checks were provided for people who had undergone the background check for state gun permits.  Not all states meet the federal requirements.  For example, the background check for the permit system must go through the National Instant Check System (NICS) and it must have been done within the last five years.  That is why most state permits are renewed every five years. From The statute provides the following exceptions to the national instant background check system: 1. The transferee presents to the licensee a permit...
  • When it comes to gun laws, Nevada could be edging closer to California(YIKES!)

    10/18/2016 8:16:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    latimes ^ | 10/18/2016 | David Montero
    Demographic shifts already have transformed Nevada into a swing state in recent presidential elections and given Democrats an edge in voter registration. They have also made the Silver State the latest testing site for Michael R. Bloomberg’s attempt to pass a law requiring background checks for gun sales between private parties, including those conducted over the Internet. Polling indicates Bloomberg may have bet correctly. The Las Vegas Review-Journal released a poll earlier this month showing 58% of likely registered voters supported Question 1, which would require people like Leal to run background checks on buyers. Three other polls released since...
  • Trading the Second Amendment for an Illusion of Safety

    10/18/2016 7:14:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 10/18/2016 | Nelson Lund
    The right to keep and bear arms is a vital element of the liberal order that our Founding Fathers handed down to us. Armed citizens take responsibility for their own security, cultivating the self-reliance and vigorous spirit that are indispensable for genuine self-government. As I argue in a new essay for The Heritage Foundation, the founders understood that those who hold political power almost always will strive to reduce the freedom of those they rule and that many of the ruled always will be tempted to trade their liberty for empty promises of security. The causes of these political phenomena...
  • Vegas Gun Store Holds 'Pre-Hillary' Gun Sale

    10/18/2016 7:05:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 10/18/2016 | Liz Shields
    Westside Armory in Las Vegas is having a "Pre-Hillary" gun sale, predicting a surge in firearm purchases should the anti-Second Amendment Clinton win the election in November. Get on in there before the price gouging starts! The Las Vegas gun store Westside Armory is predicting a Hillary Clinton victory in November, and it has a message for customers: Buy now, because things are going to get expensive. In an advertisement over the weekend in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Westside Armory said it was holding a “Pre-Hillary Sale” on tactical rifles, warning of a price surge if the Democratic nominee wins...
  • Gunman wearing body armor 'wanted to assassinate two cops in Starbucks' - but was shot [trunc]

    10/18/2016 4:47:15 AM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    AP via Daily Mail ^ | October 18, 2016
    A gunman wearing body armor targeted two California police officers who were taking a break at a coffee shop in an ambush that failed when his gun malfunctioned, authorities said Monday. Adam Powell, 41, appeared in the doorway of a Starbucks and 'attempted to assassinate' the two officers on Sunday, Vallejo Police Chief Andrew Bidou said. The officers were not injured because the battered weapon, its butt covered with duct tape or foil, appeared to jam. Powell of Suisun City was in critical condition after being shot by the officers during a foot chase.
  • Adam Winkler: Banning "Assault Rifles" Counterproductive

    10/18/2016 4:45:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Adam Winkler is a law professor at UCLA.  He has been reliably for imposing additional gun control laws, but is more "moderate" than many academics on the left.  He has more intellectual honesty than most, and has fairly described the racist roots of gun control in the United States. It is interesting to note that Winkler has been writing about the futility of "assault rifle" bans as early as February of 2015. From the There are approaches to gun control, such as universal background checks and cracking down on rogue gun dealers, that can reduce the daily death...
  • ‘Pre-Hillary Sale’: Las Vegas gun store’s ad warns prices will ‘skyrocket’ if Clinton wins

    10/17/2016 6:01:50 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    In an advertisement over the weekend in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Westside Armory said it was holding a “Pre-Hillary Sale” on tactical rifles, warning of a price surge if the Democratic nominee wins the presidential election next month. “Don’t wait!” the advertisement reads. “Prices will skyrocket after Crooked Hillary gets in.” The words appear alongside a picture of a Smith & Wesson M&P Sport II, a semiautomatic tactical rifle that Westside Armory advertises for $700. The Smith & Wesson website says the rifle is used for hunting, recreational shooting and “home protection.” The ad was tweeted out Sunday by Jon...
  • Democrat Doctors Biased Against Guns in the Home

    10/17/2016 6:37:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 49 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A survey done at Yale, based on doctors political party registration, found that there was a significant difference in how Republican and Democrat doctors treated patients who owned guns. From And Democratic doctors were 66 percent more likely to say they’d urge parents of small children not to store guns in the home — while Republican doctors instead preferred to ask about safe storage of the firearms, concluded the survey, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “This was really an eye-opener,” said bioethicist Nancy Berlinger of The Hastings Center, a nonpartisan research institute. She wasn’t...
  • Brooklyn man, 22, who won brawl possibly paralyzed in revenge shooting (NYC gun laws)

    10/17/2016 5:42:46 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 10/15/2016 | Chauncey Alcorn, Thomas Tracy
    A 22-year-old man could spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair after he was shot in a Coney Island apartment building following a fight against another man, officials and heartbroken family members said. Aliahsheen Robinson was shot on the 21st floor of the Sea Park building on W. 28th St. at about 9:30 p.m. on Friday. The bullet went through his chin and entered his spine, his mother, Tina McCall, said as she prayed over her son at Lutheran Medical Center on Saturday. “He can’t talk,” McCall said of Robinson, who has a 1-year-old daughter. “He’s got (tubes)...
  • Homeowner Arrested For Allegedly Firing Round To Scare Masked Clown In Santa Clarita [CA] Valley

    10/16/2016 3:54:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    cbs ^ | 10/16/2016
    It was there that deputies say they received a call about 6 a.m. reporting that an “armed person was threatening a resident.” ... The subject, according to authorities, was armed with an object. Authorities allege that the homeowner fired off a round to scare off the clown. The homeowner was subsequently arrested, but the masked clown remained at large. A few blocks away, another person donning a clown costume was arrested on suspicion of possession of burglary tools in an unrelated case.
  • Newtown victims' families suit against AR-15 rifle manufacturer dismissed

    10/16/2016 4:36:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WABC-TV ^ | October 14, 2016
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- A judge on Friday dismissed a wrongful-death lawsuit by Newtown families against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre, citing an embattled federal law that shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products. State Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis granted a motion by Remington Arms to strike the lawsuit by the families of nine children and adults killed and a teacher who survived the Dec. 14, 2012, school attack, in which a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators with a Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle made by...
  • Sean Duffy (R) Wisconsin, Appreciates Open Carry

    10/16/2016 6:20:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Sean Duffy was happy to pose with this constituent who was openly carrying at the Rusk County Republican dinner. The event was in Ladysmith last night, the 8th of October, 2016. Sean told the Wisconsin resident that he felt safer when he had people openly carrying guns around him, because he knew he could trust them. Ladysmith is close to where I was born and raised in Northern Wisconsin.  The Duffy boys went to school in the same high school I did in Hayward.  Sean's father and I went to high school together. It did not surprise me when...
  • Texas smoke shop clerk pulls gun and begins firing at robber without ever putting down his cigarette

    10/15/2016 10:03:10 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 89 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | October 15, 2016 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    An armed man picked the wrong store clerk to rob when he entered a Texas smoke shop last month. In surveillance footage taken of the incident, a man enters Austin, Texas, store and immediately draws a gun. Without missing a beat, the store clerk, who is smoking a cigarette, draws his own gun - a CZ-75 SP-01 9mm pistol - and begins firing at the robber. The store clerk seems completely unfazed and doesn't even put down his cigarette as he fires at the assailant. At one point while he's shooting, he even appears to try and take a drag...
  • Judge drops lawsuit by Sandy Hook families against Remington

    10/15/2016 7:30:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 10/15/2016 | Rick Moran
    A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against Remington Arms by families of schoolchildren slain in the Sandy Hook massacre, citing a federal law that protects gun manufacturers from liability for criminal acts committed with their product. Fox News: State Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis granted a motion by Remington Arms to strike the lawsuit by the families of nine children and adults killed and a teacher who survived the Dec. 14, 2012, school attack, in which a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators with a Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle made by Remington.
  • AzCDL Annual Meeting, 2016 Phoenix, Full House

    10/15/2016 5:19:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    I attended the Arizona Citizens Defense League annual meeting in Phoenix on Saturday, 8 October, 2016.  It was a 170 mile drive, one way, from Yuma. Usually I take a friend, but I was slow this year, and the meeting and annual dinner was sold out before I invited anyone. You can see the crush crowd outside the meeting hall, registering to get in. The majority, about 80%, were openly carrying. AzCDL is one of the most successful state groups that have organized to restore the right to keep and bear arms.  The group was founded by Fred Dahnke...
  • “We Conspire To Produce An Unaware And Compliant Citizenry”

    10/14/2016 7:15:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Captain's Journal ^ | October 13, 2016 | Herschel Smith
    PJ Media: One of John Podesta’s emails released by WikiLeaks this week exposes how progressive elites seek to exploit the unwashed masses. The email features one of Podesta’s colleagues from the Center for American Progress admitting that the institutional left “conspires to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry,” ostensibly to impose their radical agenda on us without much resistance. The correspondent is Bill Ivey of Global Cultural Strategies, “the online representation of the ideas, writings, and affiliations of author/consultant Bill Ivey.” He is an author trained in folklore and history, a trustee of the Center for American Progress, a former...