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  • Florida Semi-Auto Ban Fails in 2020 with 19% of Needed Signatures

    02/06/2020 4:04:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 4 February, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    “Assault weapon” under proposed Florida ballot initiative. Courtesy Dean Weingarten The Florida referendum to ban common rifles and shotguns as “assault weapons” has failed to gather enough signatures to appear on the 2020 ballot. From tampabay.com: To make it on the November ballot, organizers had to gather 766,200 verified signatures by today. The organizers fell well short with just 147,304, according to the Secretary of State. 147,304 signatures is a bit more than 19% of the required number.  Signatures are valid for two years.The ban proponents started to gather signatures on 28 November 2018. They have until 27 November 2020,...
  • Brazil: President Bolsonaro Signs Decree Reforming Gun Law

    01/30/2019 4:58:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    President Bolsonaro of Brazil is following President Trump's lead. On January 15, 2019, Jair Bolsonaro kept a prominent campaign promise. He signed a decree modifying the extreme firearms restrictions passed in December of 2003. From voanews.com: Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has signed a decree making it easier for many Brazilians to own a gun – a measure he says will help people defend themselves. The decree establishes wide categories of people who qualify for gun ownership. Those include people living in rural areas, in urban areas with high levels of homicide, business owners, gun collectors and hunters. In effect,...
  • Democrat Party Pushing Gun Restrictions in 2018 Midterms

    09/14/2018 5:39:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The Democrat party has moved considerably to the left for the 2018 midterm elections.  As part of that strategy, they have wholeheartedly embraced gun control as a winning issue. Here is a Democrat strategist explaining their thoughts on July 6th. Opinion from usatoday.com: Since 1994, Democrats have shied away from gun safety believing that this fight is nearly impossible for Democrats to engage in and win because NRA supporters are more organized, energized and monetized. 2018 could finally be the end of 1994 Now, less than 125 days to another midterm election, the times they are a'changing. Obviously, there...
  • Durbin, Duckworth, Kelly Introduce Resolution Establishing "National Gun Violence Awareness Month"

    05/27/2018 2:36:38 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 44 replies
    Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) ^ | 5/24/2018 | Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
    To bring attention to the issue of gun violence, Americans are encouraged to wear orange the weekend of June 1st - 3rd – June 2nd would’ve been Hadiya Pendleton’s 21st birthday U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Robin Kelly (D-IL) led 14 other Senators and 25 other Representatives to introduce a resolution in the House and Senate establishing the weekend of June 1-3, 2018 as “National Gun Violence Awareness Weekend” and designating June as “National Gun Violence Awareness Month.”  Every day in America, an average of around 300 men, women, and children are shot,...
  • Sweeping ‘assault weapon’ ban floated in Rhode Island

    02/16/2018 6:35:31 AM PST · by Simon Green · 38 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 02/16/18 | Chris Eger
    Lawmakers in the nation’s smallest state are planning a large package of bills in conjunction with gun control activists that could see bans on certain types of semi-automatics and their magazines. Allied with the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, Sen. Joshua Miller, D-Cranston, and Rep. Jason Knight, D-Barrington, are introducing proposals in both chambers of the legislature that would add the same types of firearms restrictions seen in neighboring Connecticut and Massachusetts. Knight argued the move is needed to protect public safety in the aftermath of a high-profile school shooting in Florida this week. “It will take a multi-pronged...
  • New Gun Owners Account for 40 Percent of California Guns Purchased

    01/23/2018 5:45:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Those who campaign for a disarmed population take comfort in persuading themselves that gun ownership is declining in the United States.This is the primary goal, after all. If gun ownership is declining, they can claim they are “winning”.The most commonly cited evidence that gun ownership is declining is the General Social Survey, which shows a gradually declining percentage of households in the United States that tell survey-takers they have guns in the household.But the number of guns sold in the last decade skyrocketed.  At the beginning of 2008, there were about 301 million privately owned guns in the United...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'Creepy, crazy and weird': Former classmates say Texas gunman

    11/06/2017 3:32:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5 November, 2017 | Jenny Stanton
    The Texas church shooter who mercilessly shot dead 26 people and injured 24 others was an 'outcast' who 'preached his atheism' online. Former classmates say Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, who stormed First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Texas and opened fire on Sunday, was 'creepy', 'crazy' and 'weird'. Patrick Boyce, who attended New Braunfels High School with the killer, told DailyMail.com: 'He had a kid or two, fairly normal, but kinda quiet and lately seemed depressed. 'He was the first atheist I met. He went Air Force after high school, got discharged but I don't know why. 'I was...
  • Private Security Guard Stopped Las Vegas Mass Killing

    10/05/2017 8:18:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    It was a heroic private security guard who stopped the mass killing coming from the Mandalay Bay Hotel.In the timeline published yesterday, it was not clear if the security guard was accompanying the police, or ahead of them. Now we know. Undersheriff Kevin McMahill gave a briefing yesterday, 3 October, at 6 p.m. In the briefing, Undersheriff McMahill details when the shooting ended. No more shots were fired at people outside the hotel after 10:19 p.m.The information about the ending of the shooting is given between 3:17 and 5:30 on the video. McMahill releases these facts in remarkable agreement...
  • KS: Gun-Phobic Professor Leaves a University Because of Campus Carry

    05/11/2017 6:52:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from fox4kc.com An associate professor of history and American studies has taken a job at a university in a state that bans concealed carry in its classrooms. Jacob S. Dorman has taken the occasion  to let us know that restoring the exercise of Second Amendment rights at public institutions is the reason that he has left Kansas University. From Jacob S. Dorman's open letter: In light of the state of Kansas’ apparent determination to allow the concealed carry of firearms in the classrooms of the University of Kansas, I am writing to tender my resignation effective two weeks...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules City has no Authority to Ban Weapons from Buses

    03/19/2017 4:40:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    After nearly four years in the courts, Wisconsin Carry, Inc. won a historic victory for the right to bear arms in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Carry had sued the City of Madison, because the City had refused to remove a rule that had been instituted in 2005 by the City Transit and Parking Commission. The rule forbid the transportation of any weapons on city buses. The case started in 2013. Wisconsin has a strong state constitutional protection for the bearing of arms. Wisconsin Carry did not invoke that protection directly, nor did they cite the Second Amendment.  Wisconsin had passed a...
  • BREAKING: Campus-carry activist at Ohio State shot dead near campus

    01/05/2017 10:12:06 AM PST · by b4its2late · 35 replies
    The College Fix ^ | January 5, 2017 | Greg Piper - Associate Editor
    Tarak Andrew Underiner wanted Ohio college students to have the right to carry guns on campus so they could defend themselves in dangerous situations – say, leaving the library late at night and traveling home alone. Now he’s the first homicide of 2017 in Columbus. The Lantern reports that the Ohio State University campus-carry activist was “found dead from gunshot wounds” at a residence near campus when police responded to a shooting around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The police report says investigators don’t think the shooting was “random in nature.” Underiner, the treasurer of Buckeyes for Concealed Carry, testified in November...
  • Savannah Georgia Lists a Top Priority - Destroying Guns

    12/19/2016 5:43:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    There is something unhealthy about a city administration that lists destroying valuable property as one of its highest priorities. That is the case with Savannah, Georgia. According to WTOC, Savannah, Georgia has a great many important issues on their plate. After considerable effort, they whittled down their list to their six highest priorities. Bold added.  From wtoc.com: The city has had a lot of issues, but city council members managed to narrow them down to a list of just six items. This list includes addressing the on-going blight issues, dramatic increases to commercial property taxes, improving transparency with the...
  • FL: Open Carry Bill Introduced by New Judiciary Committee Chairman

    12/18/2016 3:55:52 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Greg Steube was recently elected to the Florida Senate from the Florida House. In the same 2016 election where Donald Trump won Florida, one of the few Republican losses was Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla of Miami.  Portillia had been the face of opposition to open carry and campus carry in the Florida legislature.  Greg Steube has been a staunch Second Amendment, and open carry, supporter. Steube has been appointed to Portilla's former chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee. That was where Portilla stymied open carry and campus carry legislation that had strong support. Stuebe recently introduced open carry...
  • Lawsuit Against Cities Near Chicago, for Black Crime in Chicago is Struck Down

    03/20/2016 4:36:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A bizarre lawsuit, filed by the reliably leftist Rev. Michael Pfleger, was dismissed by Cook County judge Franklin Valderrama on February 25th. Other leftist activists had joined Rev. Pfleger in filing the lawsuit against three municipalities outside of Chicago.  From chicagotribune.com: A lawsuit filed by Rev. Michael Pfleger and a group of activists last year that said lax local gun laws in Lincolnwood were to blame when guns sold by the town’s only firearms dealer ended up at Chicago crime scenes has been dismissed by a Cook County judge. The lawsuits tried to make the claim that black people...
  • Trophy Lion Hunting Vindicated. 200 Lions to be Wasted

    03/02/2016 5:05:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    When the witch hunt for Walter Palmer began on social media, following the killing of an old, collared lion tagged “Cecil” by humans, many warned that the emotional outburst would result in further loses of lions and lion habitat.This is because trophy hunting is what provides the mechanism to conserve lions in the wild.  This is especially true in Africa, where locals view lions as a pest, and only tolerate them if they bring in desperately needed dollars, marks, or euros. Trophy hunting makes lions valuable.  Social Justice Warriors (SJW) who work to destroy trophy hunting out of ignorance...
  • Wanted: Help in Contacting ProTELL Swiss Rights Organization

    12/17/2015 8:43:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I am researching an article on suicide and guns in Switzerland, but I need some help obtaining numbers from about the reduction in Swiss militia in the 2004 drawdown, and how the numbers of guns in peoples homes may have been reduced. It would be very helpful to obtain some detailed suicide data as well, particularly for the militia. Unfortunately, I do not speak or write German, Italian, or French.  I am sure that there exists a ProTell member who could assist me, but I have not found any  way to contact them. An alternate possibility would be a...
  • Poll on Armed, Trained, Teachers

    10/10/2015 12:44:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    ABC11 is running a poll to gauge whether people think armed, trained, teachers should be allowed to protect students.  They have framed the question as an all or nothing choice between all teachers being armed and none.   The people voting on the poll are not buying it, and are voting for armed teachers almost 2-1.Here is a link to the poll.  It is a down on the bottom of the article. The article is about a North Carolina father petitioning the local school to allow select and trained teachers to protect children. Wrenn’s proposal says “any administrator or teacher that...
  • L.A. Launches More Gun Buyback Dog & Pony Show

    05/05/2015 9:05:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    gunalizer.com ^ | 5/5/2015 | RRangel
    Over this next weekend the city of Los Angeles, will be having more gun buybacks, for “illegal and unwanted guns.” The city handlers say it’s successful and necessary, yet there isn’t a peep about the failure of Proposition 47 in the CBS article, that has led to a major increase of violent crime and shootings in the city. It’s completely likely that gun buybacks, have no effect, being that there’s no actual deterrent to violence committed by criminals.
  • TX: Dramatic Video of Gunfight

    09/17/2014 11:11:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The man attempting the robbery appears to have a pistol gripped shotgun of unknown make.    In the video, it is clear that he hides the shotgun until he starts to attempt the robbery.   In the narrative, it is unclear exactly what happens next, whether the father pulls out a gun and tells the robber to leave after the daughter is threatened, or whether the father hands the gun to the 20 year old son,  or whether the son takes the gun from the father, and then shoots the robber.  It seems most likely that the father handed the handgun...
  • AZ:.22 Rimfire Spotted in Yuma

    09/07/2014 3:01:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 59 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    .22 rimfire is starting to become more available, as tremendous demand is being met.   From around the country I am hearing reports of more .22 rimfire being available, though supplies are still not sufficient to keep stores stocked. My friend Jerry needed to purchase some shotgun ammunition for dove hunting, as I was taking his son and friend out as beginning hunters.   We drove to Wal Mart.   Shotgun ammunition has never been in short supply.   Wal Mart was out of dove loads!  Shooting dove with duck loads or buck shot is not a good idea.   I should explain that...