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  • Draft NIJ Specifications for “Smart Gun” Released for Comments

    07/28/2016 6:48:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In January of 2016, the office of the press secretary of the White House issued a memo directing the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Homeland Security to promote research into “Smart Gun” technology. From the memo: The Department of Defense, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Homeland Security (departments) shall, to the extent practicable and permitted by law, conduct or sponsor research into gun safety technology that would reduce the frequency of accidental discharge or unauthorized use of firearms, and improve the tracing of lost or stolen guns. The memo resulted...
  • Preparing for the Worst: How to Respond to an Active Shooter

    07/27/2016 8:14:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 26, 2016 | David Inserra
    This summer, deadly terrorist attacks and crimes have taken place across the world and have many wondering how they can be safe even in the United States or Western Europe.This violence has been conducted with a range of weapons—including a suicide bomb in Ansbach, Germany, a truck in Nice, France, a rifle at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and a pistol in Munich, Germany, last weekend. While most of these are clear cases of terrorism, the investigation is still ongoing in Munich.Such violence will likely continue and every American should take the time to think about what they would...
  • Defending against terroristic mass murder

    07/28/2016 5:25:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Backwoods Home ^ | July-August | Massad Ayoob
    My friend Rich Grassi is a retired cop, a masterful instructor, and one of the best writers in the tactical field today. He recently wrote that it would be wise to carry a gun all the time, given the spate of terroristic mass murders in this country and elsewhere. Someone wrote back that the likelihood of being able to stop such a thing was less than that of winning the lottery. Rusty Jacks (above) killed the killer in the Tyler, Texas mass shooting, after the slaughter was stopped by an armed citizen, Mark Wilson, who died at the scene. This...
  • Armed man shot outside White House faces new charge

    07/28/2016 5:11:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 28, 2016 8:09 AM EDT
    A Pennsylvania man shot by Secret Service at a White House gate earlier this year after refusing to drop a gun is facing a new federal charge. News outlets report that 31-year-old Jesse Olivieri of Ashland, Pennsylvania, was charged Tuesday with resisting or impeding certain officers or employees with a dangerous weapon. He’s charged in an information, a document that can only be filed with a defendant’s consent and usually signals a guilty plea. …
  • Teen aimed at JPSO deputy; sheriff believes gun malfunctioned(mugshot)(video)

    07/27/2016 3:37:47 PM PDT · by BBell · 80 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/17/16 | Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    The teen shot and killed by a Jefferson Parish deputy sheriff in a Metairie warehouse late Tuesday (July 26) had attempted to fire his weapon but the gun may have malfunctioned, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said in a press conference. "Devon Martes tried to kill one of my officers," Normand said, referring to the 17-year-old man who was killed. "Devon Martes is not the victim. The victim in this case is Deputy Dave Dalton." The shooting took place just before midnight at 4013 N. Interstate 10 Service Road inside a warehouse used to sort and distribute newspapers to dealers...
  • Recent terrorist attacks have been low-tech, and that’s a problem

    07/27/2016 3:35:13 PM PDT · by ExSoldier · 17 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | July 27th 2016 | Matthew Schofield
    ....."Ahmadzai’s attack involved no expensive weapons, no explosives, no training and not likely much contact with or advice from the Islamic State...." ...."It’s instructive to look at the knife. It’s a common kitchen knife, with a cheap plastic handle and a blade that’s not quite as long as Ahmadzai’s fist is wide. It’s the sort of knife that can be found in millions of kitchens worldwide, and a cheap version, at that."
  • We Decide Who Gets the F***ing Weapons

    07/27/2016 3:00:19 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 42 replies
    Breitbart Big Hollywood ^ | 27 Jul 2016 | AWR HAWKINS
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2016/07/27/kesha-democrat-rally-decide-gets-fking-weapons/
  • AR-15 vs Mini-14

    07/27/2016 1:12:46 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 70 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/27/2016 | J Hines
    Depending on what the AR's or Mini's are used for, we can all agree that the AR's is better for most situations. (SHTF, home defense, hunting, etc..) But, if we talk talk about the costs to have either a low end or tricked out piece of hardware, I guess the discussions can go on almost forever with the die hard AR’s and Mini-14 folks. Or, better yet which one is most accurate? Here's what some are saying from Reddit and AR15Forum:Poison_Tequila: the truth is a little different. An AR can be picky or reliable, a mini is probably more accurate...
  • Kesha At Democrat Rally: We Decide Who Gets (bleeping) Weapons

    07/27/2016 10:48:55 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 71 replies
    <p>Pop singer Kesha is pushing gun control, saying no one can “control every single person” but “we can control…who we give the f**king weapons to.”</p>
  • New evidence confirms what gun rights advocates have said for a long time about crime

    07/27/2016 9:08:48 AM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    WAPO ^ | July 27, 2016 | Christopher Ingraham
    Lawful gun owners commit less than a fifth of all gun crimes, according to a novel analysis released this week by the University of Pittsburgh. In the study, led by epidemiologist Anthony Fabio of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health, researchers partnered with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police to trace the origins of all 893 firearms that police recovered from crime scenes in the year 2008.They found that in approximately 8 out of 10 cases, the perpetrator was not a lawful gun owner but rather in illegal possession of a weapon that belonged to someone else. The researchers were...
  • AR-15 maker pours $150,000 into anti-Hillary, pro-gun campaign

    07/27/2016 8:52:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 7/25/2016 | Paul Bedard
    popular firearms company that makes AR-15-style rifles has donated an eye-popping $150,000 to the arms industry's "#GunVote" campaign to stop Democrat Hillary Clinton and liberal gun control measures. O.F. Mossberg & Sons Inc. put its support in the campaign headed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation which heads the campaign.
  • DA: Case wasn’t about gun rights, despite protests

    07/27/2016 6:35:47 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 4 replies
    © Copyright 2016 Finger Lakes Times ^ | 07.26.16 | By MIKE HIBBARD mhibbard@fltimes.com
    <p>CANANDAIGUA — The Phelps man whose trial included protests by gun-rights advocates is going to prison.</p> <p>On Monday in Ontario County Court, Judge Craig Doran sentenced Shane Bennett, 35, to 4 and 1/2 years in prison followed by five years of parole.</p>
  • Ed Rendell to Democrats: Time to Be ‘Single-Issue’ Gun Control Voters

    07/27/2016 7:08:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/27/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell (D) tells a gathering of activists in Philadelphia it’s time for Democrats to be “single issue” voters for gun control. The gathering was co-hosted by the PA SAFE Caucus, “Everytown for Gun Safety, American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention, CeaseFirePA,” and Gabby Giffords’s gun control group, Americans for Responsible Solutions. According to Daily Local News, Rendell said, “If we’re going to make progress, the message we have to take is that we’re going to be single-issue voters. I don’t care about e-mails or anything else, (but) we need to vote for Hillary Clinton because...
  • OK: Police Chief OKs Personal Rifles for Officers

    07/27/2016 5:35:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    image from newsok.com After the Dallas police massacre, the Oklahoma City police union asked that officers be allowed to carry their personal rifles with them at work. From newsok.com: Citing the deaths of five officers in Dallas last week, the Fraternal Order of Police has asked that Oklahoma City officers be allowed to carry their personal rifles and ammunition and be issued additional body armor. A century ago, it was common for law officers to provide their own firearms. In many small departments, personal firearms are still the norm.  But the trend toward uniformity and liability lawsuits have pushed...
  • Pink Pistols: where gay rights and gun rights meet

    07/26/2016 7:04:31 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies
    PioneerPress.com ^ | 7/26/16 | Richard Chin
    If you’re gay, it sometimes can be difficult to tell friends that you’re also a gun owner. Mark Steiger describes it as “coming out of the gun safe.” If you’re for both gay rights and gun rights, Steiger runs an organization you might want to join. He’s head of the Twin Cities chapter of the Pink Pistols, a shooting group open to people of any sexual orientation that encourages gun ownership among the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. It’s part social group, part gun-safety education provider and part advocacy organization devoted to preserving the rights of gays to protect...
  • Undercover Video Confirms Hillary’s Strategy to Ban All Firearms

    07/26/2016 5:29:59 PM PDT · by detective · 64 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 July 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    The first 57 seconds of James O’Keefe’s latest undercover video interview, of a Clinton delegate from California, confirms what many have long suspected: Hillary Clinton’s real goal of complete and total confiscation of all firearms from every American citizen is being hidden behind benign and persuasive phrases such as “common sense gun control” and “protect our families,” etc. It also reveals what happens when the “useful idiot” in the video learns that she has been exposed for what she is: a mouthpiece for the movement to disarm America and ultimately turn it into a totalitarian state. Most importantly it reveals...
  • CLINTON, DEMS PUT GUN CONTROL AT CENTER OF CONVENTION STAGE

    07/26/2016 4:26:59 PM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    AP ^ | July 26, 2016 | KEN THOMAS AND CATHERINE LUCEY
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- With mothers of police violence victims on the stage and anti-gun protesters in the streets, Hillary Clinton and Democrats are giving gun control and efforts to curb police violence a starring role at their summer convention. "They're too easily accessible to everyone, even children. You can go out on the street and get a gun," said Terrez McCleary of Philadelphia, who lost her 21-year-old daughter to gun violence in 2009 and was among a few hundred people held a rally against gun violence Tuesday in Philadelphia's Logan Square.
  • Zero concealed carry permits issued since at least 2006; court cases may change that. (HI)

    07/26/2016 4:21:36 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 15 replies
    WestHawaiiToday ^ | 7/26/2016 | Graham Milldrum
    No one on the Big Island has been issued a concealed carry license and that is unlikely to change any time soon in the wake of a recent Ninth Circuit Court ruling, attorneys say. The ruling made clear that states can continue to require applicants for concealed carry permits prove they have a need for the weapon, which is what Hawaii has been doing for years. “There is no Second Amendment right for members of the general public to carry concealed firearms in public,” the Ninth Circuit Court opined in the case of Peruta vs. San Diego. The Circuit covers...
  • Petitions Cleared In Push Against California Gun Laws

    07/26/2016 3:16:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    cbs2la ^ | July 26, 2016 2:05 PM
    State officials have certified petitions that opponents of stricter gun regulations can now circulate in California to overturn recent laws that expanded background checks to buy guns and ammunition and attempted to curb the sale of rapid-reloading firearms. The effort could be a longshot, however, as more than 365,000 signatures are needed on each of six separate petitions by Sept. 29 to qualify for the November 2018 ballot. Barry Bahrami of Carlsbad submitted the petitions. He did not return phone or email messages Tuesday. Craig DeLuz, a lobbyist for the Firearms Policy Coalition, said he knows of no financial backers...
  • Smith & Wesson Sets Its Sights On Crimson Trace In $95 Mil Buyout

    Smith & Wesson (SWHC) rose sharply Tuesday after the top U.S. firearms maker late Monday said in a filing that it's buying Crimson Trace for $95 million cash. Crimson Trace makes laser sights for guns. One of Crimson Trace's products is LiNQ, which the company touts as the world's first wireless laser sight and LED white light for certain types of modern sporting rifles.
  • Police: Robbery suspect shot by victim in Wynnefield (LTCF/CCW Holder)

    07/26/2016 1:44:02 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 9 replies
    But it was not the suspect who fired. Police say he had come across another man and attempted to rob him. Turns out, the intended victim had a license to carry and pulled out his own gun. Philadelphia police Captain Drew Techner said, "This male pulled out his own weapon and fired what we believe to be three shots." The suspect was hit multiple times and taken to the hospital in critical condition. While he was in surgery, detectives were out on the scene collecting evidence. Ward Chairman Steve Jones wants to send the message that the violence needs to...
  • Dr. Dre cited on gun charge following driveway encounter

    07/26/2016 8:17:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/26/2016 | unkinown
    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Dre has been cited after a man says the rapper pointed a handgun at him. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the man told them he was parked outside a Malibu, California, home when Dre ordered him to leave and showed a gun. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, told sheriff's deputies he didn't have a gun and that the man was blocking his driveway. He says the man moved his car but parked nearby. He says the man drove off after Dre recorded video of him.
  • Are Sig's 1911 less reliable than Colt or Springfield?

    07/26/2016 7:46:18 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/26/2016 | J Hines
    Some of our readers and those from 1911 forum were taliking about whether the Sig 1911 is less reliable than Colt or Springfield. Here's some of the conversation taking place: 3RidersApproaching: SIG offers some very appealing 1911s in terms of features (front strap checkering, rounded butts, etc.) And their pricing is attractive. Relatively few models from Colt and Springfield come with front strap checkering (something that I have, over time, come to really appreciate after having bought a number of 1911’s that DON’T have it.) I’ve caught some drift here and there that SIG quality (perhaps regarding their non-1911 models?)...
  • USA on Track for Most Gun Sales This Year

    07/26/2016 4:40:02 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 8 replies
    Terrorism fears appear to be pushing more Americans to buy guns. FBI data show this was the busiest June ever for firearms dealers. Tom Hand continues to be busy–at his gun and pawn shop in Daphne. “People are concerned with their own safety and are still interested in carrying guns for their own personal defense outside of their home,” said Tom Hand with Goldmine Pawn. The Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando last month marked the single largest mass shooting in American history. That helped make June the busiest June on record for gun dealers with background checks up nearly 40-percent...
  • Close to Home DGU; .45 Revolver and Dog

    07/26/2016 4:37:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A friend of mine had a Defensive Gun Use (DGU) a few days ago. He had parked a bike near the front door, cable locked to a metal chair. It is a decent cable lock. The dog started alerting at the door, in the middle of day, during the week.  There was no knock or doorbell. My friend keeps odd hours. My friend accessed his house gun, a S&W N frame model 28, that had been converted to .45 ACP.  The security door was locked.  He opened the inside door with his left hand, the .45 revolver in his...
  • Michelle Obama To DNC: ‘Big Men With Guns’ Took Our Daughters To School

    07/25/2016 10:32:45 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 25, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    During her July 25 speech at the Democrat National Convention, Michelle Obama talked about moving into the White House and watching “big men with guns” take their daughters to school. She said this by describing life after taking up residence in the White House. She recalled her daughters “setting off for their first day at their new school,” adding, “I will never forget that winter morning as I watched our girls–just seven and ten years old–pile into those black SUVs with all those big men with guns.” The audience responded with a warm applause as Mrs. Obama talked about seeing...
  • Gunman gets shot by Pokemon Go

    07/25/2016 5:14:55 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    News Advance ^ | July 25, 2016 | AP
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A gunman and his underage driver tried to rob a group of people playing the popular Pokemon Go game, triggering a shootout after one of the players pulled out his own weapon at a Las Vegas park that has become a hot spot for virtual creature hunting. The incident early Monday marked the latest illustration of unintended consequences in everyday life due to the booming popularity of the GPS-powered "augmented reality" game.
  • DNC Delegate Mary Bayer Describes Clinton Plan to Ban Guns in Undercover Video

    07/25/2016 10:51:26 AM PDT · by mitch peter · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/25/2016 | Mitch Peter
    An undercover journalist captured California DNC Delegate Mary Bayer describing the concerted effort of the Democratic party and Hillary Clinton to incrementally Ban ALL guns through so called 'common sense gun legislation' We all knew this, but this is confirmation from a high level donor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6fNShSY_Iw
  • Knife Rights: The Unseen Side of the Second Amendment

    07/25/2016 10:41:02 AM PDT · by milton23 · 27 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/25/2016 | Faith Vander Voort
    While congressional Democrats and Republicans go head-to-head over gun control, proponents of a smaller, often overlooked facet of the Second Amendment’s right to keep and bear arms pursue a battle of their own—the right to carry a knife. Knife Rights, an Arizona-based advocacy group aimed at ridding states of existing bans on specific types of knives, is leading the fight against restrictive knife laws across the U.S. “Protecting knife rights is the second front in the defense of the Second Amendment,” Todd Rathner, director of legislative affairs at Knife Rights, told The Daily Signal.
  • Potentially Rare Colt AR-15 Rifles Found At A Gun Show

    07/25/2016 10:28:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    thefirearmblog.com ^ | 7/25/2016 | Patrick R
    I think that we have all been in the position where we see something at a gun show that stands out as really rare or interesting, but just don’t have enough information to act on it. Even the internet can fall flat sometimes, this was one of those cases. I don’t know if I would come off of $15,000 for a non NFA AR-15 with nothing more than a promised letter from Colt to verify the rifle’s legitimacy. I am sure that the seller is an upstanding guy and I understand that Colt is currently working on those letters, so...
  • Germany has 5.5 million guns belonging to 1.4 million people(T)

    07/25/2016 9:23:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7/23/2016 | Darren Boyle
    Germany has some of the strictest firearms laws in Europe, although there are four illegal guns on the streets for every properly registered weapon. According to data from the German Firearms Register, there are almost 5.5 million guns in private ownership belonging to 1.4 million people. But research by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in January estimated there are up to 20 million illegal firearms in Germany.
  • Clinton Delegate Explains How Democrats Will Ban All Guns

    07/25/2016 8:20:04 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 25, 2016 | Project Veritas Action
    In this video, a PVA journalist encounters a Hillary Clinton Alternate Delegate who discusses how the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton hide the fact that they want to ban all guns.
  • Philly Cops Blast Hillary Over Black Lives Matter & Co.

    07/25/2016 7:50:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Academia.org ^ | July 25, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Philly Cops Blast Hillary Over Black Lives Matter & Co. July 25, 2016, Malcolm A. Kline The media and academia may regard them as a source of multicultural wisdom but local police have to look at what groups like Black Lives Matter actually do. “The Fraternal Order of Police is insulted and will not soon forget that the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton are excluding the widows, and other family members of Police Officers killed in the line of duty who were victims of explicit, and not implied racism and ‘being on duty in blue,’” John J. McNesby, President of...
  • Kansas Gun Show Vendors Outnumber Protesters 20 to 1

    07/25/2016 4:59:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A gun show in Wichita, Kansas, showed the disparity in Second Amendment supporters to those who seek a disarmed population.  On the Saturday morning of 16th  July, there were over 20 *vendors* who had rented tables for every protester.  There were over a hundred vendors and five, as pictured above, protesters.  From kake.com: WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Inside Century II Expo Hall today was a gun and knife show with more than 100 vendors selling firearms, knives and accessories. Outside Century II, the Wichita Coalition Against Gun Violence held a vigil for those who have lost their lives in...
  • Gunman opens fire in packed nightclub with multiple victims reported and at least one dead (Ohio)

    07/24/2016 6:03:09 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 60 replies
    dailystar ^ | July 24 2016 | Henry Holloway
    Cops were dispatched to the Doubles bar and nightclub in Hamilton, Ohio, US, to reports of an active shooter. [ ] The situation is developing but there is already one confirmed death and multiple injuries. Police Chief Craig Bucheit said detectives are still trying to determine the number of victims. Officers are unsure of number of shooters and the motive. [ ] Witness Tolu Adeseha said he was inside the bar when he heard at least 15 shots go on for what "felt like hours" and said he saw multiple people with guns. [ ] “You had people trying to...
  • Germany's stringent gun ownership rules

    07/24/2016 4:23:44 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 23, 2016 | Reuters
    BERLIN/FRANKFURT, July 23 (Reuters) - An 18-year-old German-Iranian believed to have acted alone killed nine people in a shooting spree with a pistol at a busy shopping center in Munich on Friday evening. Here are some facts about acquiring and owning a gun in Germany. 1. Germany has some of the "most stringent" rules around gun control in Europe, according to the U.S. Library of Congress. 2. To own a gun in Germany, it is necessary to obtain a weapon license for which applicants must generally be at least 18 years old and show they have they have a reason...
  • Florida cop who shot unarmed therapist was aiming for his patient

    07/24/2016 10:44:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 62 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | Meg Wagner
    Sorry about that bullet, man. I was aiming for the autistic guy. A Florida cop who wounded an unarmed black therapist was actually trying to shoot the man’s patient, a union official said Thursday. The unidentified North Miami police officer thought Charles Kinsey — who was lying on his back with his arms in the air — was in danger, his union chief said. The patient, who escaped from MACtown Inc., a nearby group home where Kinsey works, had a toy in his hand. “All he has is a toy truck, a toy truck,” Kinsey told the cop Monday, according...
  • SAF Slams Media Cover For Clinton’s Campaign Against Second Amendment

    07/24/2016 10:27:30 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 2 replies
    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today condemned attempts by the agenda-driven media, led by CBS, to provide cover for Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton’s war on gun rights by trying to debunk Republican Donald Trump’s statement Thursday night that Clinton “wants to essentially abolish the Second Amendment.” “CBS News and others argue that Trump’s allegation is not true, and that ‘Clinton has spoken up for Second Amendment rights on several occasions,’” noted SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “They are being disingenuous at best, and they know it. “More than a year ago,” he recalled, “Clinton...
  • Gabby Giffords Coaches Hillary Clinton On How To BS Voters On Gun Control

    07/24/2016 7:45:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    downtrend.com/ ^ | 7/21/2016 | Brian Anderson
    Gun Control has been a losing political issue on the national stage for as long as there have been guns and elections. Democrats however are stupid and think this year things are going to be different. The problem is “gun control” sounds so fascist and Americans are kind of attached to their rights so a liberal think tank led by Gabby Giffords’ anti-gun group has come up with ways that democrats like Hillary Clinton can bullshit voters into thinking their unconstitutional efforts are something other than what they are. Politico reports that Giffords’ Americans For Responsible Solutions along with other...
  • Assistant DA discusses gun control at Crime-Stoppers meeting (Albany, NY)

    07/24/2016 7:37:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    albanyherald.com ^ | 7/22/2016 | jon gosa
    Gun control has been a divisive topic in American discourse lately, and as Elam discussed the pros and cons of gun control she offered the opinion that guns are not needed, even for self defense. “So, about gun control. It’s a hot topic nowadays. The pros of gun control are less guns mean a safer world, ” said Elam. “Gun control laws are correlated to lower rates of violence. Guns are not needed to defend against government. The key to protecting our society is information, and guns are not needed, even for self defense.”
  • AP Poll: Americans Disapprove of Obama’s Handling of Gun Laws, Believe Gun Ownership Makes Us Safer

    07/24/2016 7:01:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/23/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    An Associated Press (AP) poll released July 23 shows that 59 percent of Americans disapprove of President Obama’s handling of gun laws, and an even greater majority, 62 percent, believe owning a gun makes people safer by “preventing them from becoming victims of crime.” The poll also shows that 53 percent of Americans support national reciprocity for concealed carry permits. National reciprocity renders a concealed carry permit issued in one state valid in every state. An overwhelming majority of respondents also said a “high priority” for law enforcement should be “cracking down on people who own guns illegally” and “cracking...
  • How Tim Kaine’s Record on Guns Helps With Women Voters

    07/24/2016 6:47:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 23, 2016 | Philip Elliott
    When Hillary Clinton introduced her running mate to the nation, it was remarkable what topic got the crowd most excited: gun rights. Just the mention of the National Rifle Association Saturday prompted the room in Miami into a roar. At Brooklyn headquarters, aides smiled. This was, after all, the fight they wanted. Please, some thought, keep talking about guns. It was a fight that strategists saw as an upside: it calmed progressives’ furor over Kaine, seen in some circles as too moderate for a party still overcoming a passionate swoon with Bernie Sanders. And the subject of guns has a...
  • Germany proposes stricter gun laws in wake of Munich shooting

    07/24/2016 6:33:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/24/2016 | Rick Moran
    German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel told the Funke Mediengruppe newspaper chain that the country "must continue to do all we can to limit and strictly control access to deadly weapons" while Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper in a separate interview that "we have to evaluate very carefully if and where further legal changes are needed." Ali David Sonboly, 18, the dual German-Iranian national behind Friday's attack outside a shopping mall in which nine people died, obtained his Glock firearm illegally and he did not have a license, investigators said Saturday. But he would have...
  • Berlin mulls how to further strengthen gun laws after Munich attack

    07/24/2016 6:22:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 24.07.2016 | Elizabeth Schumacher
    Germany’s coalition government has promised to seek whatever legal means necessary to prevent another mass shooting. But if the weapon was acquired illegally, stricter controls on gun purchases may not be the answer. In the wake of the shooting in Munich that left nine people and the gunman dead, German leaders on Sunday were already preparing talks on stricter gun control. Both ruling parties, the center-right Christian Democrats (CDU) of Chancellor Angela Merkel and the center-left Social Democrats (SPD), agreed that more stringent laws were necessary to prevent copycat attacks. […] Police have confirmed that the killer did not have...
  • MA: Drunken Teens Attempt Break in. 1 Shot, Homeowner Charged

    07/24/2016 4:06:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Massachusetts has a very weak "castle doctrine" law.  It provides for a defense that can be hard to prove.  It may provide little protection for the homeowner in this case. Three young males, at least two of which had been drinking, approach a dwelling and pound on the door.  The door is locked. The resident "tried to communicate".  At least one continues to pound on the door.  The resident calls 911 to report an attempted break in. Someone (presumably the person pounding on the door)  breaks out some glass.  The resident, fearing a home invasion, fires through the door,...
  • Germany 'urgently needs tighter gun control laws in wake of Munich mass shooting'

    07/23/2016 11:05:25 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 80 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | Jul 24, 2016 | FRASER MOORE
    Crazed Ali David Sonboly, 18, gunned down nine helpless victims during a rampage outside a McDonalds restaurant and then busy shopping centre in Munich. And now Sigmar Gabriel, head of the Social Democrats, has demanded that more must be done to limit access to deadly weapons, saying gun control is an “important issue”. He added: “We must continue to do all we can to limit and strictly control access to deadly weapons.” The comments come as questions were raised as to how Sonboly, who was reportedly obsessed with mass killings, gained access to the 9mm Glock pistol used in the...
  • AP Poll: Support grows among Americans for stricter gun laws

    07/23/2016 1:54:38 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 47 replies
    AP ^ | 23 July 2016 | By LISA MARIE PANE and RYAN J. FOLEY
    Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also are pessimistic that change will happen anytime soon, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
  • Guns Are Very Bad, Study Shows............................ [Satire]

    07/23/2016 10:13:33 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 50 replies
    7/23/2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    A recent study showed that guns are bad. The Center For Proving Bad Guns Are Bad showed that guns are bad, and that badness exists in guns. "Guns are bad," said one of the study researchers, "Very bad, I can not tell you just how bad they are, but they are extremely bad." The incidence of guns being very bad has incresed 10% over the last year, and 27% since 1968. This study also shows that the qualititive level of badness in each gun has gone from "Bad" to "Horrifically Bad" in that same time period. The study also suggests...
  • AP POLL: SUPPORT GROWS AMONG AMERICANS FOR STRICTER GUN LAWS

    07/23/2016 8:39:58 AM PDT · by PROCON · 79 replies
    AP ^ | July 23, 2016 | LISA MARIE PANE AND RYAN J. FOLEY
    Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also are pessimistic that change will happen anytime soon, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. Nearly two-thirds of respondents expressed support for stricter laws, with majorities favoring nationwide bans on the sale of semi-automatic assault weapons such as the AR-15 and on the sale of high-capacity magazines holding 10 or more bullets.
  • Tim Kaine: Ban 15-Round 'Clips,' Hold Gun Dealers Liable for Misuse of Firearms

    07/23/2016 7:41:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 22, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    On July 22 Hillary Clinton announced Tim Kaine as her running mate. Kaine is a Democrat Senator from Virginia who supports a ban on 15-round "clips" and "assault weapons," and who wants to enact a law to hold gun dealers liable for the misuse of firearms. During the June 26 airing of Meet the Press, Kaine told Chuck Todd that he voted for an "assault weapons" ban before and "would likely vote for it again." But he stressed that he believes "limitations on the size of magazines and ammunition clips" is the first step to take.