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  • PBS Gun Poll Gets Pummeled

    12/17/2014 6:36:55 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Internet polls measure the ratio of people who have enough interest to participate in the given poll.  PBS.org has put up an Internet poll with the responses noted above.   You can see that the poll is getting hammered by second amendment supporters.   The message, loud and clear, is that of people who are interested enough to answer the poll, second amendment supporters outnumber disarmists by  24 to 1.   This is one of largest differentials that I have seen in second amendment related Internet polls.  A couple of weeks ago, we had one in Florida that was 15 to 1. ...
  • Australia a 'nation of victims'... says pro-gun senator Leyonhjelm

    12/17/2014 2:48:32 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 7 replies
    ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) ^ | 18th December 2014 | James Glenday
    Australia is a "nation of victims" with citizens unable to properly protect themselves with weapons, pro-gun crossbench senator David Leyonhjelm has said. The Liberal Democrat said he wanted a calm, measured discussion about the right to "practical self-defence" in the wake of the deadly Sydney siege. "What happened in that cafe would have been most unlikely to have occurred in Florida, Texas, or Vermont, or Alaska in America, or perhaps even Switzerland as well," Senator Leyonhjelm told the ABC's AM program. "Statistically speaking" in those jurisdictions, "one or two of the victims" would have had a concealed gun, he said....
  • Stonewalled in Obama's Garden of Beasts

    11/24/2014 4:19:16 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 143 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | November 24, 2014 | Matthew Bracken
    Stonewalled in Obama’s Garden of Beasts Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington, by Sharyl Atkisson, 2014In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin, by Eric Larson, 2011 “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” ~~George Santayana “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” ~~Attributed to Mark Twain, unverified “Goddammit, Sharyl! The Washington Post is reasonable, the L.A. Times is reasonable, the New York Times is reasonable, you’re the only one who’s not reasonable! So, Sharyl Atkisson is the only...
  • Judicial Watch Joins Sharyl Attkisson in Lawsuit against Justice Department to Obtain FBI Records...

    12/17/2014 11:32:37 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 17, 2014
    Full title: Judicial Watch Joins Sharyl Attkisson in Lawsuit against Justice Department to Obtain FBI Records about Attkisson Earlier FOIA records obtained by Judicial Watch show award-winning journalist was targeted by Obama White House and Justice Department over critical reporting (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on November 19, 2014, it joined investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson to file a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking “any and all records” relating to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background checks and other records on the award-winning correspondent. The request includes correspondence between Attkisson and...
  • Man defends himself on his own property, is arrested for Murder

    12/17/2014 10:24:56 AM PST · by Manly Warrior · 34 replies
    Hey Freepers; A North Georgia family man who defended himself and his family with lethal force against two younger men on his own property has been charged with 1st degree murder. Bo hosted a birthday party at his home and a parent and another man later confronted him on his own property about some as yet unknown issue. A call was placed from Bo's residence to 911, a fight ensued, one man was shot and killed (Brandon Weaver). The Sheriff did not arrest Bo until some 12 days later. Bo is being held w/o bond on a 1st degree premeditated...
  • Shhhh. Secret Group of State Legislators Meets in Washington This Week to Plan Anti-gun

    12/17/2014 10:26:06 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    nssfblog.com ^ | 12/17/2014 | Larry Keane
    A handful of state legislators from across the country gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, DC to announce the creation of “American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention” or ASLGVP. The new group, which claims to be non-partisan, will work to push new gun restrictions at the state level. But the coalition has one major problem – they will not let anyone know who they are.
  • Former Sydney Deputy Mayor: Lift Gun Ban so Australians Can Defend Themselves

    12/17/2014 8:52:38 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/17/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    In the wake of the December 15 hostage situation in which an armed man held unarmed Australians at gunpoint for hours, former Sydney Deputy Mayor Nick Adams is calling for a gun ban to be lifted so Australians can defend themselves. Adams said he believes if there was ever a time Australians wanted to have a gun, it was December 15.
  • Protest Planned in Yuma Arizona for 3 January

    12/17/2014 8:06:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Marktwain, cb-1 | 17 December, 2014 | Marktwain
    I and cb-1 are working on a protest against Obama's lawless actions on 3 January, 2015. It will be held at the fairgrounds in Yuma. There will also be a gun show that day, starting at 0900. Any freepers in the area who are interested, please contact one of us.
  • OH:Concealed Carry Fail; Rapist Disarms Realtor

    12/17/2014 1:16:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    No discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of open and concealed carry used to be complete without the obligatory theory that open carry was more dangerous.  It was asserted that a criminal will target the open carrier because they are armed.   Here is an example from freerepublic: Why would anyone want the bad guy to shoot him first? Fortunately, the gun culture is becoming educated in the matter.   People now realize that open carry promotes tactical deterrence.  There have been two known instances where open carriers have been targeted, but they are very rare.  The other side of...
  • Neighbor shoots back at man chasing his neighbor with shotgun

    12/16/2014 9:24:31 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 5 replies
    KY3 ^ | 12-14-14 | Drew Douglass
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Springfield Police responded to shots fired in the 1100 block of North Oak Park Drive shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday night. Derek Palmer, who lives just down the street from where police were investigating, witnessed the episode and explained what he heard to KY3 on Saturday night. "I heard a couple gun shots go off, came outside to check it out, and you had a guy and somebody in a car arguing for a little bit, you heard a few more gunshots go off and then the car sped off," says Palmer. Police confirmed that several shots...
  • Police: Man Painted Handgun Red to Resemble Toy

    12/16/2014 8:50:20 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/13/14
    Southwest Ohio authorities said Friday they arrested a man with a loaded handgun painted red to resemble a toy. The arrest came just four days after legislation was introduced in the state to require that lookalike guns be brightly colored or otherwise marked. Ohio lawmakers took up the bill following two police fatal shootings of young people carrying lookalike guns in recent months. Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil said it's "a scary thought" that guns would be painted to mislead police. Police responding to a call about a man with a gun said they found Orlando Lowery, 23, with a...
  • N.J. man unable to use arms facing gun charge

    12/16/2014 8:28:36 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    North Jersey dot com ^ | 12-16-14 | AP story
    TRENTON — Bail has been lowered for a southern New Jersey man facing a gun possession count, a charge his lawyer calls "shocking" because he has no use of his arms due to a spinal condition. The Times of Trenton says 28-year-old Marcus Hubbard, of Salem, has been jailed since his arrest in Trenton in August. Authorities say he was in a car with three other men where a stolen 9mm handgun and a prescription bottle of codeine were found. All four men were eventually charged after none of them took responsibility for the items.
  • Watch What Happens When He Starts Drilling A Bullet. In The End, I Was Stunned

    12/16/2014 4:37:15 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    In this day and age, everyone could use a pair of headphones. And if you want to stand out from the sea of white cords, you’ll definitely want to check out this DIY tutorial. He takes two bullets, and with just a little bit of work, he’s left with headphones that look more like a work of art than your new BFF on your daily commute.
  • Montgomery County Shooting Spree Suspect Bradley Stone Found Dead in Woods: Sources

    12/16/2014 12:05:23 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 16, 2014 | Vince Lattanzio
    Bradley Stone, the man prosecutors say is responsible for killing his ex-wife and five of her family members and shooting one other before going on the run, has been found dead in the woods near his home, law enforcement sources tell NBC10. His body was discovered near W. 4th Street and Schoolhouse Road in Pennsburg. The location is just yards from the former Marine's home where SWAT teams have been methodically searching for the man for the past two days. Sources said it appears Stone killed himself.
  • OH: Unlucky? Clerk Shoots 2nd Robber in Three Years

    12/16/2014 12:26:48 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Grayson Matthews, above, has bad luck.  He has had to defend the family convenience store twice.  Once, back in 2011, he shot a robber who was pretending to have a shotgun.  That guy was wearing a plastic bag over his head with eye holes cut in it.  It must have been hard to see out of.   From journal-news.com: Matthews told the suspect he kept more money in his front right pocket of his pants. He showed Wright the money, switched it from his right to his left hand, and when Wright’s eyes followed, Matthews told him he kept...
  • Court Overturns Ex-Army Medic's Weapons Conviction

    12/16/2014 11:40:56 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 16, 2014 | By DAVE COLLINS
    The Connecticut Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the acquittal of a former Army medic who was sentenced to 15 months in prison for transporting a knife and police baton in his vehicle during a move out of state. Justices issued a 7-0 decision in the appeal of former Clinton resident Jason DeCiccio. The court said part of the state law on illegal possession of weapons in a motor vehicle violates the Second Amendment because it bans people from transporting weapons between residences when they have the right to possess those weapons in their homes. Justice Richard Palmer wrote in the...
  • Court Overturns Ex-Army Medic's Weapons Conviction (CT)

    12/16/2014 11:35:23 AM PST · by aimhigh · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/16/2014 | David Collins
    e Connecticut Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the acquittal of a former Army medic who was sentenced to 15 months in prison for transporting a knife and police baton in his vehicle during a move out of state. Justices issued a 7-0 decision in the appeal of former Clinton resident Jason DeCiccio. The court said part of the state law on illegal possession of weapons in a motor vehicle violates the Second Amendment because it bans people from transporting weapons between residences when they have the right to possess those weapons in their homes.
  • Lame Duck Dems Push Anti-Gun Murthy As Surgeon General

    12/16/2014 10:30:45 AM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 16, 2016 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Rights: No longer fearing electoral revenge from the National Rifle Association, an outgoing Democratic Senate pushed to confirm an anti-Second Amendment radical, who thinks guns are a health issue, as the nation's top doc. A Democratic Senate that earlier balked at the nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to be surgeon general of the U.S. no longer feared the possible electoral consequences of approving him in the wake of November's Republican tsunami. That, along with the GOP's obsession to not be blamed for a government shutdown, gave us a bad budget deal and the Democrats a chance to confirm Murthy. A...
  • 4 Common Myths About The NRA…Busted

    12/16/2014 9:46:03 AM PST · by HammerT · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/16/2014 | Daniel T. McElrath
    Myth 1: The NRA represents gun manufacturers. One of the most pervasive myths about NRA is that it represents firearm manufacturers. It doesn’t. It represents firearm owners. Firearm manufacturers are represented by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Yes, manufacturers often contribute money to the Association or raffle/contest prizes to one of its many programs, but NRA—at its heart—is a non-profit civil rights organization.Myth 2: The NRA’s power rests in how much money it gives out to candidates. Many gun-control advocates seem to have trouble believing that someone would disagree with them on a subject like gun control and that, if...
  • Sandy Hook Families Sue AR15 Manufacturer

    12/16/2014 5:45:02 AM PST · by Cheerio · 46 replies
    Town Hall Finance ^ | Dec 16, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    A handful of families impacted by the Sandy Hook school shooting have decided to ease their grief by suing the manufacturer of AR style rifles. Obviously, a little unnecessary litigation is the most effective way to right the wrongs of a madman. According to CNBC: Ten families touched by the Newtown massacre filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday against companies that made, distributed and sold the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle that Adam Lanza used to kill 20 children and six staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary two years ago. The suit argues that the gun is a military assault weapon that never...
  • Small Child Shoots Father at Wedding in Egypt (video)

    12/16/2014 5:52:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In the video, we see the man, stated as the father, shoot a celebratory shot into the air.  He briefly examines the pistol, which appears to be a Browning type single action of some kind.  He may have put on the safety, but it is not clear.  He then places the pistol down, probably on a chair.   We can see the young child moving toward the pistol as it is put down.   Link to video: In the video, the young boy picks up the pistol and seems to be trying to emulate his father.  The boys hands are placed...
  • Burglars Regret Returning to This ‘Hood After Heat-Packing Alabama Couple Spoils Their Plans

    12/16/2014 4:04:25 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 29 replies
    IJReview ^ | 12-15-2014 | Victoria Taft
    How did this Alabama family handle it when they saw the people who broke into their house and stole their Christmas presents? On Sunday afternoon, Chris Wyatt and other family members were able to recognize the people who’d broken into their house on that Friday from home surveillance video. The burglars were apparently back in the neighborhood trying to ruin Christmas for a few more boys and girls. Once confronted, of course, the suspects had their own story. Chris Wyatt told WBRC TV: “They tried to say that they were lost and we corrected them where they were.” While they...
  • OK Co. Sheriff's Deputy Shoots Guard Dog After Attack

    12/15/2014 11:15:48 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    News 9 ^ | 12-15-14 | Steve Shaw
    OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma County Sheriff's Deputy is recovering after she was attacked Monday morning by a pit bull outside a NW Oklahoma City car repair shop. Sheriff John Whetsel said 21-year-Oklahoma County Sheriff's Department veteran Susan Perkins was at Portillo's Auto Shop to serve a no-contact order to an employee. Whetsel said a blue nose pit bull by the name of 'Big Head' attacked the deputy after she knocked on the front door of the business. Whetsel said Perkins suffered deep bite wounds to both of her legs, before she pulled a handgun and shot and killed the...
  • Philadelphia Police Officer Shoots Suspect in Head During Deadly Struggle

    12/15/2014 10:51:51 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 99 replies
    NBC Philly ^ | 12-15-14 | Dan Stamm
    The family of a man shot in the head and killed by a Philadelphia police officer sought answers in the hours after the deadly incident during a traffic stop in the city’s Mayfair section. The deadly gunshot rang out around 2:45 a.m. along the 6600 block of Frankford Avenue after police said the suspect reached for a loaded handgun — stolen last year — in his rental car. "I would like to know why the police, law enforcement, has the right to kill instead of disabling," the victim's mother Tanya Dickerson said. "It has to stop, this is enough already."...
  • Ex-con shot by retired Union City police officer dies, was carrying loaded handgun, sources say

    12/15/2014 9:41:32 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 37 replies
    Cliffview Pilot ^ | 12-15-14 | Jerry DelMarco
    An ex-con who died of his injuries today after being shot over the weekend by a retired Union City police officer was carrying a loaded .38-caliber revolver, sources with direct knowledge of the incident told CLIFFVIEW PILOT. Authorities also are expected to announce that they've secured a surveillance video of the incident. The retired officer was working as a UPS security guard when 26-year-old Devin Grimes and another man who were in a pickup truck -- and wearing masks -- ordered him out of his Infiniti at gunpoint around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, law enforcement sources told CLIFFVIEW PILOT tonight. That's...
  • Senate approves Obama pick for surgeon general

    12/15/2014 4:15:59 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 35 replies
    WSFA ^ | 12-15-2014 | MATTHEW DALY and LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press
    The Senate on Monday approved President Barack Obama's nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as U.S. surgeon general, despite opposition from Republicans and some Democrats over his support for gun control. Murthy, 37, a physician at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital and instructor at Harvard Medical School, won confirmation on a vote of 51-43. He's a co-founder of Doctors for America, a group that has pushed for affordable health care and supports Obama's health care law. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., said most of Murthy's career has been spent as an activist focused on gun control and other political issues,...
  • Alan Gura's reply to Palmer v. D.C. Contempt Defense

    12/15/2014 3:32:28 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On Thursday, 11 December, Alan Gura replied to the D.C. government arguments that they should not be held in contempt in the case of Palmer v. D.C.   The reply is 24 pages of double spaced legal argument.  It is well organized and clearly argued.  As GTOGUNNER noted on the mdshooters.forum: In reality, win or lose this case, surely from my POV, it won't be do to a sucky Attorney. To give you the flavor of Alan Gura's reply, I have quoted a small selection of his points.  Here is a link to Gura's entire reply in a pdf file...
  • Moment burglarized family 'captured intruders at gunpoint after passing them in the street

    12/15/2014 11:31:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 15, 2014 | Mia de Graff
    The victims of a burglary captured their alleged intruders after spotting them in the street - on the way back from another break-in. The Wyatt family's surveillance system filmed the moment a woman and two men took two TVs and numerous Christmas presents from their home in Warrior, Alabama, last Friday. Just two days later, Chris Wyatt spotted the suspects' Ford Ranger pickup truck driving down a road and swerved to block them into a corner.
  • Sydney Siege Gunman Posed as Holy Sheikh In Order to Grope Women – Had 50 Sexual Assault Charges

    12/15/2014 1:51:43 PM PST · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 12-15-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Sheik Haron Monis took several hosages today at the Lyndt Cafe in Sydney.Two hostages were killed along with the evil sheikh during the 16 hour ordeal. The hostage taker in Sidney is Sheik Haron Monis – A man who previously sent hate mail to Australian war widows.Sheikh Haron faced up to 14 years for taunting war widows. In the video the sheikh is sitting near the parliament building about a block from the Lyndt Cafe. Monis posed as a sheikh to grope unsuspecting women. He was on bail for more than 50 sexual assault charges. The holy sheikh was also...
  • THREE DEAD IN BLOODY END TO SIEGE: Two hostages dead and Muslim gunman killed...

    12/15/2014 12:31:49 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 71 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 16th December 2014 | Emily Crane and Daniel Piotrowski
    An Iranian-born gunman was killed, two of his hostages are dead and four injured after a dramatic and chaotic firefight brought an end to a terrorist siege at a Sydney cafe. Teams of heavily armed police swooped on the Lindt Chocolat cafe in a hail of gunfire, ending a tense stand-off where Man Haron Monis had been holding around 17 people captive. Police issued a statement describing the event as a confrontation with a 50-year man, who they said died after shots were fired. The man was pronounced dead after being taken to hospital, police said. A man, aged 34,...
  • Over 1,000 Gun Owners Violate Washington’s I-594 - In Front Of Police!

    12/15/2014 10:45:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    Fed up with the passage of an 18½-page incoherent, rambling, unconstitutional gun control initiative that was bankrolled by billionaires, gun owners across Washington state held the largest felony civil disobedience rally in the nation’s history, brazenly titled “I Will Not Comply.” No one was hurt and no stores were looted. Between 1,000 and 3,000 lawful gun owners showed up openly armed at the state capitol in Olympia, Wash., on Saturday to defy the newly passed gun control law, I-594. Organizer Gavin Seim made the extraordinary nature of the rally very clear, "This isn’t just a protest. We are here to...
  • Families of Newtown shooting victims sue gunmaker, seller

    12/15/2014 9:37:46 AM PST · by Boomer · 100 replies
    Fox News - Crime and Courts ^ | December 15, 2014 | AP
    HARTFORD, Conn. – The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher wounded two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit Monday against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting. The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit, filed in Bridgeport Superior Court, asserts that the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle should not have been made publicly available because it was designed for military use and is unsuited for hunting or home defense. "The AR-15 was specifically engineered for the United States military to meet the needs of changing warfare," attorney Josh...
  • Dave Workman: Second Amendment Supporters Crowd Olympia, Puyallup

    12/15/2014 9:39:14 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 12/15/2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Depending upon whose estimate one accepts, anywhere from 1,000 to perhaps 1,800 Second Amendment activists turned out for a midday rally opposing Initiative 594 in Olympia Saturday, while the Washington Arms Collectors’ monthly gun show at the Puyallup Fairgrounds drew a couple of thousand more looking for pre-Christmas deals, and answers to questions about the state's new, and confusing, gun law.
  • Washington State Gun Control Activists Vow More Legislation

    12/15/2014 9:09:32 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 12/12/2014 | unknown
    In Washington State, gun control activists are already vowing that the recently-passed anti-gun Initiative 594 is just their first step toward dismantling gun rights. In fact, they are promising to dump more anti-gun bills at the legislative session next month.
  • Opinion: Affordable Care Act still allows collecting information about gun ownership

    12/15/2014 9:04:13 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    guns.com ^ | 12/15/2014 | Vik Khanna
    No one should take their health care interactions for granted any longer. Be careful what you say, who hears you say it, and what they write down. Not too far in the future, we will look back on the concept of medical trust and the sanctity of the exam room as a quaint anachronism. Your best long-term bet is to stay as healthy as you can and as far away from the medical care industry as you possibly can.
  • America continues to protect gun nuts, even though Newtown remains wounded 2 years after shooting

    12/15/2014 8:15:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | December 14, 2014 | Mike Lupica
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Peg Brokaw, 95, had missed the early Saturday morning Mass at St. Rose of Lima, on Church Hill Road in Newtown, but said she would go inside and say a prayer, anyway. She has lived in this town a long time, and tells you her son is a retired policeman here, one who still directs traffic in front of the church occasionally. And because this was another December in Newtown, two years now since 20 children and six adults were shot dead inside Sandy Hook Elementary, because Peg Brokaw stood outside what became the church of small coffins in...
  • Families of Newtown Victims Sue Gun-Maker, Seller

    12/15/2014 6:33:01 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 73 replies
    abc news / ap ^ | 12-15-2014
    A law firm representing the families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher injured at the Sandy Hook Elementary School says it has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting. The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit asserts that the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle should not have been made publicly available because it is a military weapon unsuited for civilian use.
  • George Will: Confounding Expectations, Giuliani Upends Assumptions

    02/19/2007 6:38:26 AM PST · by meg88 · 75 replies · 1,418+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 2/18/07 | George Will
    Two Democratic presidential candidates with national campaign experience are stumbling. A Republican candidate who has run only municipal campaigns is confounding expectations, calling into question some assumptions about Republican voters. Regarding the Republican race, for many months commentators have said that when the Republican base learns the facts about Rudy Giuliani's personal life (an annulled first marriage, a messy divorce, then a third marriage) and views on social issues (for abortion rights, gay rights and gun control, in each case with limits), support for him will evaporate. But such commentary is becoming self-refuting. The insistent reiteration of it during Giuliani's...
  • George Will and Jennifer Rubin Demolish Time's Joe Klein on Gun Control Laws

    07/22/2012 3:31:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 22, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Time's Joe Klein on Sunday found out what it's like to actually have to debate conservatives rather than the liberal media members he normally appears with on political talk shows. When he uttered the typical left-wing line on ABC's This Week about the need for more gun control in the wake of Friday's movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado, Klein got a much-needed education from George Will and the Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin (video follows with transcript and commentary): George Will and Jennifer Rubin Demolish Time's Joe Klein on Gun Control Laws GEORGE WILL: The killer in Aurora, Colorado, was...
  • AZ: Open Carry in Tacna

    12/15/2014 2:00:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In Tacna, Arizona, I saw this fellow openly carrying what appears to be a stainless Colt Mustang in .380.  I asked, and he said that he had served in the Marine Corps, as indicated by the tattoo.  He was driving the four-wheeler, which can be licensed for dual use, on and off road, in Arizona, a capability not available in many Eastern states.  Notice the folding, lockback pocket knife clipped in his front right pocket for ease of access, one handed opening, and safe use while the blade is locked. It is a snapshot of freedom that has been...
  • Police: Man painted gun to resemble toy

    12/14/2014 11:49:20 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 20 replies
    FOX 19 ^ | Dec 14, 2014 8:05 AM CST | FOX 19
    CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Orlando Lowery was in court this weekend for allegedly painting his .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun to look like a toy. Lowery, 23, was arrested in the 9500 block of Wayne Avenue where officials found him armed with the gun. Officials believe Lowery purposefully painted the gun red to mislead law enforcement into thinking it was a toy gun, according to Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil. Nine grams of crack cocaine were also found on Lowery, according to police.
  • Texas to vote on open carry of firearms rolling back 140-year ban

    12/15/2014 12:30:53 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 December 2014 | By Associated Press Reporter
    "Long depicted as the rootin'-tootin' capital of American gun culture, Texas is one of the few states with an outright ban on the open carry of handguns. That could change in 2015, with the Republican-dominated Legislature and Gov.-elect Greg Abbott expected to push for expanded gun rights. 'If open carry is good enough for Massachusetts, it's good enough for the state of Texas' Abbott said the day after his election last month."
  • Texas weighs allowing open carry of handguns

    12/14/2014 9:54:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | December 14, 2014 | Jim Vertuno
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Long depicted as the rootin'-tootin' capital of American gun culture, Texas is one of the few states with an outright ban on the open carry of handguns. That could change in 2015, with the Republican-dominated Legislature and Gov.-elect Greg Abbott expected to push for expanded gun rights. "If open carry is good enough for Massachusetts, it's good enough for the state of Texas," Abbott said...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, December 14th, 2014.

    12/14/2014 5:05:11 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 91 replies
    Gun Talk® Radio Network ^ | Sunday, December 14th, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ★★★ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ★★★ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486. In its 20th year of national syndication, Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® radio show airs live on Sundays from 2PM-5PM Eastern, and runs on more than 186 stations every week. Listen live on a radio station near you, or via live streaming from one of the stations. All Gun Talk shows can also be downloaded as podcasts.
  • Armed American Radio (12-14-14)

    12/14/2014 4:30:54 PM PST · by RandallFlagg · 3 replies
    Armed American Radio ^ | 12-13-14 | RandallFlagg
    The Armed American Radio broadcast with Mark Walters is on every Sunday 8PM Eastern, 5PM Pacific. Coming to you live from the Crossbreed Holsters Studio. Find AAR on your local stationFacebookListen LiveThe AAR iTunes podcasts are usually available the following Monday Are you sad because the GunTalk radio show with the awesome Tom Gresham ended it's last few minutes, and you have to wait a week for another firearms-related radio show to appear so you can listen? Do you crave to hear from the experts across the nation about our current problems regarding twisted politicians inflicting their anti-gun agendas on...
  • NM: Threats Complicate Defense of Self and Others

    12/14/2014 3:03:50 PM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In this case out of New Mexico, a man was found not guilty, but only after the prosecution did everything they could to convict him.  It would have been a straightforward case of defense of self and others if he had refrained from making frivolous threats before the incident.  From daily-times.com: AZTEC — After six hours of deliberation Friday, a jury found David Markham not guilty on all criminal charges, including first-degree murder, in the 2011 fatal shooting of Christopher Lucero. Following a weeklong trial, the jury determined Markham, 60, acted in defense of himself and Leandra Tafoya when...
  • Tell your Senators to say NO to the anti-gun funding bill

    12/14/2014 1:09:15 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 12 December 2014
    You’ve probably heard the news already regarding the corrupt anti-gun government funding bill which passed late last night. In the end, even liberal Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) balked about supporting the bill, known as the Cromnibus. But Boehner was aided by Barack Obama and Joe Biden, who worked the phone tirelessly Thursday, giddy at the prospect that Boehner would agree to fund Obama's illegal executive actions on gun control, immigration and the anti-gun ObamaCare. In the end, the Boehner-Obama-Biden team was able to pass the giant $1.1 trillion anti-gun bill by a vote of 219-206. And 162 House Republicans who...
  • ‘I Will Not Comply’ rally draws gun-rights supporters to Olympia

    12/14/2014 10:35:16 AM PST · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | December 13, 2014 | J O’Sullivan
    Protester rallied at the state Capitol in Olympia to denounce an expanded initiative on gun-purchase background checks that voters widely approved last month. Following a tradition going back to at least the Whiskey Rebellion of the early 1790s, demonstrators gathered here Saturday afternoon at the Capitol to protest the tyranny of what they consider unlawful American government. But instead of decrying a tax on distilled liquor such as Pennsylvanians did just years after the U.S. Constitution was ratified, demonstrators here at the “I Will Not Comply” rally denounced a law expanding gun-purchase background checks that was approved last month...
  • Everytown's '100 School Shootings' List Includes Non-School, Non-Existent, and Accidental Shootings

    12/14/2014 7:49:01 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/13/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On December 9, Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety released a study claiming "100 school shootings" had occurred since the heinous Sandy Hook attack on December 14, 2012. The problem is their list contains non-school shootings, shootings that did not occur, and accidental discharges of firearms that were legally possessed on campus.
  • Don’t Forget the Children Massacred at Sandy Hook (HURL)

    12/14/2014 7:34:58 AM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | Dec. 14, 2014 | John Stoehr
    President Barack Obama has wisely chosen to ignore bipartisan bleating over the lawful use of his executive authority to address pressing issues long championed by the so-called professional left. He has instead decided to flex his muscle, at long last. He struck a deal with China to reduce greenhouse gases by 30 percent over the coming years, pushed for regulating the Internet as a public utility, raised the minimum wage of workers employed by companies with federal contracts, created gender equity rules for such employees and protected from deportation as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants. Also, his Environmental Protection...