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  • ATF Reclassifies Wetted Nitrocellulose as Explosive Materials Under Federal Laws

    08/30/2016 4:57:36 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies
    Washington, DC -(AmmoLand.com)- In an Explosives Industry Newsletter issued in June 2016, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”) reclassified wetted nitrocellulose containing greater than 12.6 percent nitrogen as a high explosive under the federal explosives laws.
  • THE WASHINGTON TIMES Review of "The War on Guns:Arming yourself against gun control lies"

    08/30/2016 10:16:44 AM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2016 | By: Joseph Greenlee
    In his new book, “The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies,” John Lott methodically dismantles one popular gun-control myth after another. It has been said that a lie told often enough becomes the truth, and a similar phenomenon is overwhelming the gun debate in America. Oft-repeated untruths have formed common beliefs that often sway the debate about firearms. Gun-control advocates have learned that their exaggerated claims are likely to go unchecked by a largely sympathetic media, allowing them to control the narrative and shape public opinion. What is more, as Mr. Lott explains, billionaire elitists like George...
  • Texas Attorney General Sues to Allow Guns in Courthouse Complex

    08/30/2016 11:07:35 AM PDT · by bkopto · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/30/2016 | Lana Shadwick
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has sued Waller County, Texas, over the right to bear arms in the Waller County Courthouse complex. Advocates have protested the County’s actions in preventing lawful carrying pursuant to the protection of a new state law. In a statement obtained by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton he said, “A local government cannot be allowed to flout Texas’ licensed carry laws, or any state law, simply because it disagrees with the law or doesn’t feel like honoring it.” He added, “I will vigilantly protect and preserve the Second Amendment rights of Texans.” Second Amendment advocates descended...
  • Curb Chicago crime by tracking bullets

    08/30/2016 11:00:06 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 51 replies
    WGN NEWS ^ | 8-30-16 | TONYA FRANCISCO
    CHICAGO -- An Illinois State Representative from Chicago is addressing the violence epidemic in the city, in a different way. Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, represents some of the most crime-ridden communities, including Englewood and the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Harper introduced her plan Tuesday for a bill that would require ammunition makers to stamp serial numbers on every bullet sold in Illinois.
  • Californians, Get out and Sign the Gunmageddon Petitions

    08/30/2016 11:00:53 AM PDT · by vette6387 · 15 replies
    self | 8/30/16 | vette6387
    There are a group of petitions needing an aggregate of 360,000 signatures of registered California voters in order for them to be placed on the November Statewide Ballot as Initiatives that will 1) repeal all the recent anti-gun laws promulgated by the State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown and 2) To nullify a Proposition being placed on the same November Ballot by Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom adding further Second Amendment restricting laws regarding guns, gun ownership and the purchase of ammunition. If these initiatives pass this November, virtually all of the anti-gun legislation that is currrent...
  • How Can You Love Guns Knowing They Kill So Many People?

    08/30/2016 8:34:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 145 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 8/29/2016 | Liz Shields
    John B. Fischer over at The Atlantic wants to explore the question "Is it morally acceptable to love machine guns?" He wonders, how can one love guns knowing they kill people in this "era of mass violence"? Fischer asks this question while visiting and participating in Oklahoma's Full Auto Shoot and Trade Show (OFASTS). I came here to answer a question: Why do people find it fun to attend a festival where they can shoot the country’s most powerful civilian weaponry during a time of mass violence? In many people’s view, gun ownership is integral to America’s cultural identity. But...
  • Why crossbows aren't regulated

    08/30/2016 5:21:48 AM PDT · by jerod · 34 replies
    CBC News ^ | August 30, 2016 | CBC online
    Regulating crossbows would be expensive and hard to implement, crossbow retailer say Those convicted of violent crimes are often ordered by the court not to own guns or crossbows, but because there's no regulation of crossbows, retailers don't know who they shouldn't be selling to. That's why Solomon Friedman, an Ottawa-based firearms law expert, says vendors should be given access to a federal database that identifies those who have a firearms ban. Although last week's slayings have prompted public discussion about licensing crossbows, Friedman says that the focus should be on those who are already banned from using weapons. "Instead...
  • FL: NRA and Jacksonville NAACP President Join Forces to Defeat Zimmerman Prosecutor

    08/30/2016 5:49:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Angel Corey, Kenny Leigh, Melissa Nelson Image from Jacksonville.com Angela Corey knew that she was in the hot seat when she was assigned as prosecutor of George Zimmerman in the shooting of Treyvon Martin.  Governor Rick Scott assigned the hot potato to her.  Everyone understood that it was a highly political case.    There was virtually no evidence to prosecute Zimmerman with. That is why the county prosecutors and police did not charge him with any offense initially.  It is probably why Angela Corey refused to use a grand jury. Instead, she indicted Zimmerman directly. A grand jury would...
  • Police: Okla. woman arrested after shooting man found in bedroom with teen daughter

    08/30/2016 4:42:14 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 62 replies
    KOKH ^ | 8/30/2016 | Kylen Mills
    PAOLI, Okla. (KOKH) - Police say a Garvin County woman was arrested after shooting a man in her home.The Paoli Police Department says 34-year-old Valerie Fowler was arrested Aug. 29 on a complaint of assault and battery with a deadly weapon.Just after 7:20 a.m. Monday, police say Fowler found a man in a bedroom with her 16-year-old daughter. Fowler allegedly then shot the man.The 31-year-old man was medi-flighted to OU Medical Center.Fowler was arrested and has since bonded out of the Garvin County Jail. Police have not yet identified the man who was shot.
  • The 12-year-old girl who shoots majestic wild animals for fun vows NEVER to stop

    08/29/2016 7:58:26 PM PDT · by Mariner · 65 replies
    The Mirror ^ | August 29th, 2016 | By Christopher Bucktin
    Serial trophy hunter Aryanna Gourdin poses proudly alongside a majestic giraffe she has just gunned down in a picture that sparked a furious ­backlash from animal lovers. But the 12-year-old, who has a string of kills to her name, defiantly vowed never to give up shooting wild beasts and churned out the disputed claim that blood sport like this is a conservation measure that stops the decline in big game numbers. Aryanna shares the images of her and each ­dead creature on her Facebook page complete with captions bragging about the deaths, despite insisting she “loves” animals. In one sick...
  • Why Do I Carry? Because Thugs Like These Will Shoot You For Making Eye Contact

    08/29/2016 3:39:10 PM PDT · by detective · 107 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | August 29, 2016 | Bob Owens
    A cousin of NBA basketball star Dwyane Wade was shot and killed by a pair of serial offenders in Chicago on Friday because the two thugs didn’t like it when a taxi driver dared to make eye contact with them. A pair of brothers released from jail on parole have been charged with fatally shooting Nykea Aldridge, cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, in Chicago. Darwin Sorells, 26, and 22-year-old brother Derren, who are both documented gang members, were charged with first-degree murder Sunday over the death of Aldridge, 32, a mother-of-four. Both are repeat gun offenders, Chicago Police Superintendent...
  • The Sedgley Glove Gun that packs a Punch

    08/29/2016 9:41:41 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/29/2016 | J Hines
    Anyone seen Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds where they used a pistol mounted glove to elminate a couple of German guards? Guess what?, in the real world U.S. military did manufactured some in small numbers. Originally it was designed for the U.S. Navy made by RF Sedgley company. The pistol is a single shot .38 S&W barrel mounted alongside a plunger, that extends beyond the muzzle of the barrel. The entire thing is riveted to a heavy glove. It’s designed when the person makes a fist, the plunger and muzzle are left slightly in front of the knuckles. Upon impact while...
  • Three Reasons Why Popular Support for “Universal Background Checks” Doesn’t Matter

    08/29/2016 8:53:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 8/28/2016 | Robert Farago
    "When it comes to gun control and the Second Amendment, Democrats and Republicans are deeply divided except for a few safety measures such as background checks on gun sales,” huffingtonpost.com reports, analyzing a Pew Research report released Friday. (Click here to read.) Pew examines the pew-pew views of Trump and Clinton supporters. The results aren’t surprising, but they are revealing. Both candidates’ supporters favor “background checks for private and gun show sales” by a wide margin. Here are three reasons why the supposedly pro-gun Trump voters’ support for “universal background checks” (UBC’s) is irrelevant.
  • German Populist Party Favors Armed Citizens

    08/29/2016 5:00:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    image from theguardian.com A populist German politician is saying that German citizens should have the right to weapons to protect themselves. The Alternative for Germany (AfD) is a political party that has achieved some recent electoral successes.  It rejects subservience of Germany to the European Union, and rejects the recent mass immigration.   From reuters.com: "Many people are increasingly feeling unsafe. Every law-abiding citizen should be in a position to defend themselves, their family and their friends," Frauke Petry told the Funke Media Group in an interview published on Saturday. "We all know how long it takes until the...
  • CAUGHT: NBC Deletes Report Proving Trump Gun Violence Claims (EXCLUSIVE)

    08/28/2016 5:58:01 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 21 replies
    Regated ^ | 08-28-2016 | M D Anderson
    During the live broadcast of the NBC Nightly News, the network aired a report from Morgan Radford that detailed the shooting death of Nykea Aldridge, first cousin of NBA superstar Dwyane Wade, in Chicago. Radford’s report painted a grim picture of the gun violence epidemic in the windy city.
  • Taurus Judge - a Gun that can do it all

    08/28/2016 12:31:45 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 32 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/28/2016 | C Buckner
    The Taurus Judge is the gun that can do it all, check it out as Matt from Demolition Ranch puts it to the test in as many ways as possible. Most people have at least heard of the Taurus Judge and the Taurus Judge Public Defender, and you’ve probably heard the claim that it’s the gun that can do it all. Today you’ll get to see that claim put to the test as Matt from Demolition Ranch puts just about as many different types of rounds as possible through these guns and gives them all sorts of tests. What we...
  • Catholic priest stabbed during Mass by failed ISIS suicide bomber In Sumatra Indonesia

    08/28/2016 7:59:45 AM PDT · by ADSUM · 28 replies
    A Catholic priest has been stabbed while holding a Sunday service by an ISIS-inspired knifeman who then tried to set off an explosive device but failed. Priest Albert Pandiangan was giving the mass in the city of Medan in Indonesia, located on the western island of Sumatra.
  • Public support, pleas from grieving family fail to move Wisconsin on gun background checks

    08/28/2016 10:40:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    host.madison.com ^ | 8/28/2016 | ALEXANDRA ARRIAGA
    “We started to find out that people actually can get guns without a background check,” said Daniel, who lives in Illinois, where all gun purchasers must pass a background check. “As naive as I was back then, I thought because I go through a background check, everybody did. So we start to find out about all these loopholes that we have in our laws.” Since his sister’s death, Daniel has pushed lawmakers to expand criminal background checks beyond licensed dealers to private sellers, such as those who advertise on Armslist. That is where Radcliffe found the seller of the gun...
  • Where Do Criminals Get Their Guns?

    08/28/2016 6:23:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/28/2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    Another fallacy that is disabused in this survey (which states it follows in a long line of other surveys) is that more background checks will change anything in terms of how criminals get guns. Since they typically do not walk into an FFL making background checks more demanding, is not going to decrease the use of guns in crimes. For ordinary citizens, they must and do comply with the gun laws no matter how they acquire their guns. As I stated previously, it appears to me the anti-gun people are creating laws to restrict the activities of law-abiding citizens. That...
  • Open Carry Restaurant in Utah hits Snag with Liberal Landlords

    08/28/2016 5:20:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Sea Bears Ogden Fish House has become prosperous as a restaurant that welcomes and practices the open carry of firearms.  They have done so well they needed to move to a larger venue.  That venue was Union Station in Ogden.There are four museums at the station. One is the John M. Browning Firearms Museum, another is the Utah State Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, a third is the Browning Classic Car Museum, and the fourth is the Utah State Railroad Museum.  It seems like a good fit. From standard.net: For more than a year now, owners, employees and...
  • Public support, pleas from grieving family fail to move Wisconsin (snip) (barf alert)

    08/28/2016 4:59:33 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 13 replies
    Madison.com ^ | 28 aug 2016 | ALEXANDRA ARRIAGA
    On a Sunday afternoon nearly four years ago, Elvin Daniel was in his garden when he got a call from police: His sister, Zina Haughton, had been shot at work. Zina’s abusive husband, Radcliffe Haughton, used a semiautomatic handgun that he bought from a man in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant in Germantown the day before the shooting. He killed Zina Haughton, Maelyn Lind and Cary Robuck and wounded four others at the Azana Salon & Spa in the Milwaukee suburb of Brookfield. He then used the weapon to kill himself. Zina, 42, left behind two daughters, ages...
  • Black Gun Rights Activist Launches ‘Black Guns Matter’

    08/27/2016 2:21:47 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 18 replies
    Black Gun Rights Activist Launches ‘Black Guns Matter’Gun rights activist Maj Toure is seeking to educate his fellow black citizens on the importance of the Second Amendment, gun ownership, and gun safety via his new group, “Black Guns Matter” (BGM). The launch of BGM “kicked off a planned 13-city tour, with similar events in cities like Baltimore and Chicago with high rates of gun violence, where he feels gun training could make a difference.
  • Poll: Gun Rights More Important Than Gun Control

    08/27/2016 1:55:27 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    A Pew Research Center survey released August 26 shows majority support for protecting the right to gun ownership versus passing more laws to control who can own a gun. According to Pew, 52% of the public want to “protect the right of Americans to own guns” while 46% support passing more laws “to control gun ownership.” The gap between the two positions was even larger when the question was posed to Donald Trump supporters, who chose gun ownership instead of controlling gun ownership roughly “nine-to-one.” On the other hand, when Clinton supporters were asked the question they responded in favor...
  • Toomey Crosses Gun-Rights Divide In Pennsylvania Senate Race

    08/27/2016 12:54:16 PM PDT · by Abby4116 · 47 replies
    CBS Local ^ | August 27, 2016
    CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — Freshman U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is the rare conservative Republican who is running for re-election with the support of leading gun-control groups, but it may not be enough to save him in Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania in this unusual election year....His stance so angered one gun-rights group that it is backing his Democratic opponent, Katie McGinty, just to send a message to Toomey and any other Republican who might deviate from orthodoxy on guns.
  • Report: Black men, boys shot most by Chicago police

    08/27/2016 12:10:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 124 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2016 1:45 PM EDT
    After threatening to sue, the Chicago Tribune has obtained data from the city’s police department that tracks every time an officer has opened fire in the city over the past six years. The vast majority of those hit were black men or boys. There were 435 police shootings from 2010 through 2015, in which officers killed 92 people and wounded 170 others. In all, officers fired 2,623 bullets. The newspaper’s findings show about four out of every five people shot were African-American males. It found that about half of the officers involved were African-American or Hispanic and most of them...
  • Guns are tax-free in Mississippi this weekend

    08/27/2016 9:30:48 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    It's the Magnolia State's fourth Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday. It's the busiest weekend for businesses like Philadelphia Gun and Pawn. "It has been [in past years] so busy that we feel like we lost sales because we couldn't wait on everybody," says manager Richard Ray. In addition to items being tax-free, specials are being run to help buyers save even more. "If you spend a $1,000 you're already going to save $70. And everybody gets a chance to get a break on the taxes, which everybody needs to save money, and I can understand why," says Ray. Philadelphia Gun...
  • FL: Man Shoots Large Gator near Horses; Gator Attacks, Shooter Charged

    08/27/2016 5:33:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 August 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Photo from Sumter County Sheriff's Office About 6:30 p.m. on June 21, 2016, a 8.5-9 foot, 300 lb alligator was discovered near some agitated horses that belonged to Reginald Blanton, 74 years old. Blanton shot the reptile with a 9mm handgun, reportedly hitting it two or three times.  Where he hit it is not clear, but the shots would likely have been  mortal, because the alligator was still there, lying in the grass, when the authorities "euthanized it". While the story is two months old, there are important lessons to learn. After the shots, Blanton's stepson, Jack Hildreth, 58,...
  • Badge Protects NHP Trooper From Bullet After Exchange of Gunfire With Suspect

    08/26/2016 1:27:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    3News ^ | FRIDAY, AUGUST 26TH 2016 | CRAIG FIEGENER
    A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper was struck by a bullet and a suspect was killed after an exchange of gunfire early this morning in the southeast Las Vegas Valley. The trooper pulled over a vehicle with three people shortly after midnight near U.S. 95 and Boulder Highway, according to investigators. A man in the vehicle jumped out of the vehicle and was pursued by the trooper. Boulder Highway is closed between U.S. 95 and Lamb Boulevard in either direction. Two people who remained inside the vehicle after the traffic stop have been detained for questioning. This is an excerpt. NHP...
  • Biohacker Implants ‘Smart Gun’ Key That Can Never be Dropped

    08/26/2016 1:40:02 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 65 replies
    GunsAmerica News ^ | Max Slowik | Max Slowik
    A Washington-based “biohacker” has created the first implant-activated “smart gun.” A biohacker is a person who experiments with body implants including magnets and in this case, RFID keys. Smart guns use these keys to ensure that only authorized users can shoot them. The biohacker, Amal Graafstra, has successfully implanted an RFID tag in his hand that serves as a radio-activated safety when it’s in range of his smart gun. It’s a proof-of-concept system to illustrate that it is indeed possible. Graafstra founded and runs his business, Dangerous Things, from home. Current RFID-based smart gun technology uses wearable tags, such as...
  • Democrats for Governor on 2A: Increase gun control and ban firearms(New Hampsha)

    08/26/2016 10:59:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    nhpoliticalbuzz.org ^ | 8/23/2016 | Kimberly Morin
    On Monday, WMUR released an interview segment with each Democrat running in the gubernatorial primary discussing gun control. As painful as it may seem to sit through interview after interview with any politicians, it’s important to understand what these men are saying and what they actually mean. All three Democrats for Governor – Colin Van Ostern, Mark Connolly and Steve Marchand – are for gun control yet claim to be supporters of the 2nd Amendment. Political Buzz breaks down their statements with facts.
  • Top 10 States for Machine Gun Ownership(legal owners)

    08/26/2016 10:49:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/25/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) recently released a report highlighting state-by-state ownership of guns regulated under the National Firearms Act (NFA) of 1934. Firearms and accessories covered under the NFA (hereafter: NFA-registered firearms) include machine guns, short-barreled rifles, short-barreled shotguns, silencers/suppressors, certain explosive devices, etc.
  • Family of Gun Instructor Slain by 9-Yr-Old Firing Uzi Files Wrongful Death Suit.

    08/26/2016 10:31:12 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 60 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/26/2016 | SABINA GHEBREMEDHIN
    The children of an Arizona gun instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old firing an Uzi at a gun range are filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the business's owners. "The gun range created an unsafe and dangerous environment that ultimately lead to my dad’s death" said Ellie Vacca, the 17-year-old daughter of Charles Vacca, on "Good Morning America" today. The gun instructor’s family spoke to ABC News exactly two years after the tragic accident, saying they want the owners of shooting range to be held responsible. The wrongful death suit claims that the mini Uzi 9MM that fired the fatal...
  • Healey Hurts Families

    08/26/2016 9:37:40 AM PDT · by pabianice · 4 replies
    Recently, rogue Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, out of whole cloth, banned the sale of the AR-15 rifle in Massachusetts as an 'evil assault weapon.' Further, she left open the possibility of confiscation of all semi-automatic rifles as 'a common sense step in preventing gun violence.' Nothing in Massachusetts law allows this but she is apparently one more Dem who thinks she's above the law. See details
  • Clear divisions among federal candidates on 2nd Amendment, gun control

    08/26/2016 9:40:27 AM PDT · by 556x45 · 3 replies
    WMUR website ^ | Aug 26, 2016 | John DiStaso
    The Second Amendment and gun control have long been a flashpoint of contention in political debate and elections,... Republican incumbent Ayotte says she is a strong Second Amendment supporter who backs commonsense measures...
  • Make a mini-Flamethrower

    08/26/2016 5:56:45 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/26/2016 | S Morstan
    Yes, you too can make one to build a fire at your next camp outing or just to bring it up at a cocktail party. However, be warned this may not be most practical gadget to create for fire starting your campsite. But I guess you can chalk one up for ingenuity. Have a look here with instructions on how to build this mini-flamethrower.
  • AZ: Gun for Hire

    08/26/2016 5:31:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Driving to the Ranch through the Mohawk valley, east of Yuma, I noticed the gentleman pictured above.  I stopped to take his picture and determine his business. You can see that the soil in this area is a fluffy loam.  It is highly productive, irrigated by Colorado River water.  This area near Yuma is some of the most productive agricultural land in the United States and in the world. Leo did not mind having his picture taken.  I asked him if he were guarding the field from birds that would eat the seeds.  No, he said, ground squirrels. He...
  • Glock scheduled for trial in personal injury case

    08/25/2016 4:49:19 PM PDT · by PROCON · 100 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | Daniel Terrill
    A $75,000 personal injury case against Glock filed by an Arkansas policeman has been scheduled for trial in a federal court, according to the final scheduling order issued last week. The jury trial will start Aug. 21, 2017, in a federal court in Helena, Arkansas, the order says. Final arguments and discovery exhibits are due in the beginning months of the year. The plaintiff in the case, Larry Jones, of Cherry Valley, Arkansas, was injured when his Glock 19C pistol discharged unexpectedly at the shooting range in June 2013, the lawsuit says. At the time he was trying to...
  • UT students protesting Campus Carry with adult sex toys (University of TX, Austin)

    08/25/2016 7:58:25 AM PDT · by bgill · 54 replies
    kxan ^ | August 24, 2016 | Kate Weidaw and Leslie Rangel
    As if the first day of college isn’t stressful enough, when classes resumed at the University of Texas Wednesday, students and staff were met with an influx of protests and rallies regarding campus carry, which was implemented earlier this month. The first protest began at 8 a.m. with students carrying around adult sex toys in protest of the new law allowing concealed carry on campus. The group, Cocks not Glocks, is asking anyone against the concealed carry law to wear them on their backpacks through Labor Day.
  • Anti-Gun Protestors Promote Culture of Rape, Not Empowerment

    08/25/2016 6:13:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2016 | Kimberly Corban
    There are some days where the news makes you want to bang your head on your keyboard. This is one of those days. Today, there was a group of students down at the University of Texas keeping Austin weird as they to protest campus carry. While organizers reportedly started the rally as a joke, the protest grew in popularity and had a large number of malleable young adults turning out to rally against one constitutional right while exercising another. Pro-Second Amendment Group Students for Concealed Carry approved of the protest with their Texas State Director Brian Bensimon stating “If carrying...
  • Hillary Approved Arms Sales After Big Donations from Bahrain

    08/24/2016 8:39:32 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 86 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 24 Aug 2016 | John Hayward
    One of the more eyebrow-raising stories from the Clinton Foundation “pay to play” scandal is Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain – whose kingdom donated up to $150,000 directly to the Foundation, plus another $32 million to the Clinton Global Initiative – securing a meeting with the Secretary of State, after which she approved some highly controversial arms sales to Bahrain. ... Included among the Abedin-Band emails is an exchange revealing that when Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain requested a meeting with Secretary of State Clinton, he was forced to go through the Clinton Foundation for an appointment. Abedin advised Band...
  • Sportsman's Center to cease arms rental and ammunition sales

    08/25/2016 5:38:48 AM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Tanja M. Linton, Fort Huachuca Media Relations Officer
    FORT HUACHUCA — The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is facing a more than $500,000 cut to recreation programs starting Oct. 1. As a result, DFMWR had to make tough and potentially unpopular decisions to rebalance its assets and make every dollar count. Up to this point, some recreation programs have been subsidized. This is no longer possible and passing along the costs associated with these services is prohibitive, especially within Outdoor Recreation. Outdoor Recreation and the Sportsman's Center will continue all services with the exception of arms rental and ammunition sales, which will end Aug. 28.
  • AZ: Woman Openly Carrying Glock Threatened by Armed Felon; She Kills Him

    08/25/2016 5:32:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A woman openly carrying a Glock was threatened by an armed felon in the early morning hours of 1 August, 2016.  She was leaving the gas station with a drink in her hand and the Glock on her hip.  Her daughter would be turning three in about a week. From abc15.com: Miracle said she was leaving the Circle K near 59th Avenue and Camelback Road with her family early Monday morning when the suspect, Frank Taylor , tried to bum a cigarette. She told him that she didn’t have one, and then seconds later, Miracle said, she could feel...
  • Pentagon Admits "Lapses In Accountability" Led To Loss Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of US Guns (Trunc)

    08/24/2016 10:23:14 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 24, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Back in April 2016, the New York Times published an article highlighting a number of Facebook pages in the Middle East being used to sell U.S. military equipment. A terrorist hoping to buy an antiaircraft weapon in recent years needed to look no further than Facebook, which has been hosting sprawling online arms bazaars, offering weapons ranging from handguns and grenades to heavy machine guns and guided missiles. The Facebook posts suggest evidence of large-scale efforts to sell military weapons coveted by terrorists and militants. The weapons include many distributed by the United States to security forces and their proxies...
  • Second Amendment backers arm up with ink and paper to battle California's 'Gunmageddon'

    08/24/2016 8:59:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug. 25, 2016 | Hollie McKay
    Barry Bahrami went from incredulous to angry last month when California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a batch of firearms control laws known collectively as “Gunmageddon.” Then, the San Diego-based CEO became determined to fight back against the laws, which take aim at so-called assault weapons, enforce ammunition background checks, mostly take effect Jan. 1 and outlaw the possession of high-capacity magazines and ban the "bullet buttons" that already require a tool to release the magazine, instead advocating that the rifle is partially disassembled, and that any rifle with a detachable magazine will be defined as an assault weapon. "These laws...
  • New Jersey governor vetoes bill requiring smart guns be sold

    08/24/2016 7:49:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 24, 2016 5:32 PM EDT | Michael Catalini
    Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday rejected legislation to increase the sales of smart guns, saying the measure would make the state “inhospitable” to legal gun ownership. Christie, a Republican, conditionally vetoed the measure that would have required state gun retailers to keep an inventory of smart guns, which can be fired only by authorized users. He sharply criticized the Democrat-led Legislature, which sent him the bill for the second time this year in June. He had previously pocket-vetoed the measure. “This bill is reflective of the relentless campaign by the Democratic legislature to make New Jersey as inhospitable as possible...
  • European Gun Sales Surge Amid Terrorist Threat, Refugee Immigration

    08/24/2016 6:24:20 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies
    A number of European countries have seen their gun sales take off as people feel insecure after the recent wave of terror. Weapon sellers in several countries attribute the rise to terror attacks and the mass arrival of refugees over the past year. Applications for gun permits have gone up significantly in Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic. In places with stricter gun laws, such as Germany, non-lethal guns and pepper spray have become alternatives. “There’s no official explanation for the rise, but in general we see a connection to Europe’s terrorist attacks,” Hanspeter Kruesi, a police spokesman in the...
  • HPD: Son kills teen robber while showing dad new gun

    08/24/2016 4:55:58 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 29 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 24 AUGUST 2016 | KHOU.COM
    HOUSTON - A son fatally shot an alleged teen robber as he was showing off his new pistol to his dad at their home in east Houston, police say. It happened in a neighborhood on Majestic at Market around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Houston Police Department Sgt. Thomas Simmons. Simmons said the son and dad were in their backyard looking at the new pistol when two juvenile suspects, around 15 or 16 years old, approached them.
  • Mexican diplomat urges U.S. to renew assault weapon ban

    08/24/2016 3:39:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | Chris Eger
    While speaking at a UN meeting in Switzerland, Mexico’s Foreign Minister said it was as easy to buy a gun in the U.S. as it is to purchase a “liter of milk or a box cereal.” Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu made the remarks to the Second Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty of the United Nations in Geneva on Monday. She advocated for greater controls by each government on the transfer of arms as well as increased accountability. In her speech, she held that Mexico is a peaceful nation committed to an effective, realistic and sensible...
  • New Christie Vetoes Call for Shall-Issue Right to Carry & Clean Repeal of Smart Gun Mandate

    08/24/2016 12:57:32 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 11 replies
    Vetoes Propose Deleting “Justifiable Need” As a Carry Permit Requirement, and Clean Repeal of the Smart Gun Law Mandate with No Strings Attached! “Conditional Veto” Format Would Allow the Legislature To Accept Governor Christie’s Conditions and Immediately Implement Them Please Tell Legislators to Accept Governor Christie’s Conditions! Wednesday August 24, 2016: In a blockbuster announcement today, Governor Christie conditionally vetoed two pieces of anti-gun legislation (A3689 and S816), imposing dramatic conditions that would change them into pro-gun measures establishing shall-issue right-to-carry and repealing New Jersey’s 2002 “smart gun” law mandate with no strings attached. Copies of the vetoes are available...
  • The terrifying moment a woman bystander is caught in the crossfire of terrifying machine gun [tr]

    08/24/2016 10:02:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 24, 2016 | Staff
    A woman was shot in the shoulder at an Atlanta gas station on Sunday night as two men opened fire at each other with machine guns. The terrifying incident occurred at the Texaco gas station on Lee Street in Jonesboro around 8.30pm.