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  • President Obama Delivers Remarks on Gun Control (5:30 PM ET, Live Thread)

    04/17/2013 2:27:29 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 341 replies
    cspan ^ | April 17, 2013 | Obama
    Following a series of amendment votes in the Senate, including the Manchin-Toomey Amendment expanding background checks that failed to pass, the President makes a statement to reporters on what the White House calls "common-sense" gun control.
  • Stopping the spread of deadly assault weapons--summary of Feinstein Bill, incl. registry requirement

    12/27/2012 7:50:24 AM PST · by driftdiver · 338 replies
    United States Senate ^ | 12/27/2012 | Dianne Feinstein
    In January, Senator Feinstein will introduce a bill to stop the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devises. Following is a summary of the 2013 legislation: Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of: -120 specifically-named firearms -Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one military characteristic -Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds
  • ‘One can only hope’ NRA members are shot dead

    12/20/2012 11:39:46 AM PST · by Starman417 · 39 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-20-12 | DrJohn
    Tragedies often bring out the best in people. Responding to a tweet by author Joyce Carol Oates, actress Marg Helgenberger said "one can only hope" that members of the NRA get shot, Twitchy reported Tuesday. "If sizable numbers of NRA members become gun-victims themselves, maybe hope for legislation of firearms," Oates tweeted Friday. "@JoyceCarolOates One can only hope, but sadly I don't think anything would change," the CSI star tweeted in response. This wasn't taken particularly well: "@MargHelgen @JoyceCarolOates are you encouraging violence against those who dare disagree with you?" asked "Jeremy Avery." "Congrats for becoming yet another clueless, VIOLENT,...
  • White House: Obama would support new gun laws

    12/18/2012 12:46:21 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 43 replies
    http://www.politico.com/ ^ | December18, 2012 | By JENNIFER EPSTEIN |
    OBAMA TO GO FOR GUNS http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/12/white-house-obama-would-support-new-gun-laws-152297.html
  • Texas Ranchers Using AK47s to Defend Against Cartel Invaders

    01/22/2012 8:49:10 PM PST · by montag813 · 83 replies · 1+ views
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 01-23-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand with Arizona The border is "safer than ever". So says DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. Again and again. Barack Obama has mocked those who say the border is unsafe: "Maybe they'll need a moat. Maybe they'll want alligators in the moat. They'll never be satisfied." But for Texas ranchers in the Rio Grande Valley, the border has never been more dangerous. And they are stocking up with the hardware to do the job that the Feds refuse to do - AK47 rifles to defend their property and lives from border violence. Barbed wire fencing doesn't keep illegal aliens...
  • Top Chicago Cop Targets Palin

    06/27/2011 4:26:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 27, 2011 | Staff
    Gun Control: Chicago's new police superintendent blames Alaska's ex-governor for inner-city gun violence and crime, and says gun-rights advocates are racist. Disarming victims doesn't prevent crime, sir. Speaking to the choir, literally, about gun control, Garry McCarthy, former police chief of Newark, N.J., told an audience at St. Sabina Church in the Windy City about leaving a homicide scene in Newark, returning home and flipping on the TV to find an episode of "Sarah Palin's Alaska." "She was caribou hunting and talking about the right to bear arms," McCarthy said. "Why wasn't she at the crime scene with me?" We...
  • Issa asks THE question at 'gunwalker' hearing; anti-gunners scramble for excuses

    06/17/2011 5:08:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 16 June, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    Recently, we discussed Congressman Darrell Issa's (R-CA) explanation of what this week's (and upcoming) "Project Gunwalker" hearings have been (and will be) about: This is not a discovery process of what happened--we know what happened. We know that this administration, at the highest levels, approved a process that allowed thousands of high-powered weapons--basically AK-47 and M-16 look-alikes--to go to the worst of the worst on both sides of the borders, that those weapons have been used to commit crimes, and they have led to the death of federal agents on our side of the border, obviously, also Mexicans on their...
  • Is Governor Perdue lying about North Carolina State of Emergency?

    09/04/2010 1:46:50 AM PDT · by Copernicus · 9 replies
    Charlotte Gun Rights Examiner ^ | September 3rd, 2010 | Paul Valone
    Perdue faces a monumental problem: To get FEMA aid in response to the hurricane, she must declare a State of Emergency. Yet G.S. 14-288.7 is quite clear that under a SoE, no one but law enforcement officers and the military, during commission of their duties, may transport firearms away from his or her “premises.”........... SAYS THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE: “Dove season will open as scheduled on Sept. 4. The Commission’s general counsel has advised that there is no legal impediment to hunting during the current state of emergency.”............... The most bald-faced lie told by the governor, however, is this: “You have...
  • National Lawmakers Meet in Chicago to discuss Gun Control

    08/20/2010 7:15:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 81 replies
    WBEZ ^ | August 19, 2010 | Sarah Smith
    National lawmakers were in Chicago holding a Congressional hearing on proposed gun control legislation today. The Closing the Gun Show Loophole Act would require private sellers at gun shows to perform background checks before selling firearms. Illinois passed a similar law in 2005. Jody Weis is superintendent of Chicago Police. He says the law should be implemented in all states. WEIS: It's just common sense legislation. I don't see how anyone could say this is restrictive when we're simply asking for a background check if you're going to buy a weapon. This is pretty simple to understand. Thirty-three states, including...
  • Palin Warns NRA Obama Wants to Ban Guns

    05/15/2010 2:54:35 AM PDT · by InterestedQuestioner · 17 replies · 890+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 15, 2010 | Associated Press
    Palin, a potential 2012 presidential candidate, told National Rifle Association members during their annual meeting that the only thing stopping Obama and his Democratic allies from trying to ban guns is political backlash. "Don't doubt for a minute that, if they thought they could get away with it, they would ban guns and ban ammunition and gut the Second Amendment," said Palin, a lifelong NRA member who once had a baby shower at a local gun range in Alaska. "It's the job of all of us at the NRA and its allies to stop them in their tracks." -----------snip------------ "She...
  • Terrorists and Guns: The Nature of the Threat and Proposed Reforms

    05/04/2010 11:22:15 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 96 replies · 2,336+ views
    H/T Mike at SipseyStreetIrregulars Terrorists and Guns: The Nature of the Threat and Proposed Reforms Wednesday, May 5, 2010 10:00 AM Dirksen Senate Office Building, room 342 Add To My Calendar (vCal) Witnesses Panel 1 The Honorable Frank R. Lautenberg U.S. Senate The Honorable Peter T. King U.S. House of Representatives The Honorable Michael R. Bloomberg Mayor City of New York The Honorable Raymond W. Kelly Police Commissioner City of New York Panel 2 Daniel D. Roberts Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Information Services Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation U.S. Department of Justice Eileen R. Larence Director, Homeland Security and Justice...
  • Medical establishment hostility to guns is long-standing and pervasive

    04/09/2010 6:50:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies · 811+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 8 April, 2010 | David Codrea
    We've been discussing doctors presuming to advise patients on gun safety. We saw a standard form used by an HMO and a form we can give back to make them think twice about dispensing advice they are not qualified to provide. It's not surprising that the medical establishment reflects an anti-gun bias. Such sentiment has been expressed at the top levels for some time now. A Reason article from 13 years ago shows how strong the leadership bias has been. Case in point, it discusses, among many other things, Mark Rosenberg, once director of the National Center for Injury Prevention...
  • April (Gun) showers (MEGA BARF)

    03/29/2010 7:55:27 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 8 replies · 353+ views
    Mike Malloy Show ^ | 3/29/2010
    Ah, April. Time to break out the breezy floral prints, shine up the white Mary Janes, dye some eggs and . . . reinforce the barbed wire on the electrified fence surrounding your split-level Cape Cod. April is a dangerous month, and not just because of the thunderstorms, floods, and tornadoes. In middle America, it’s raining gun-crazed Teabaggers....
  • CBS's Katie Couric: 'I Feel Like Right Now in Many Ways, We’re a Very Angry Nation'

    12/22/2009 5:15:23 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 150 replies · 5,966+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 22, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Angry, frustrated, troubled, disappointed, disgust, disrespect - words not normally associated with holiday season. However, they were words Katie Couric used to describe where she sees the mood of country right now. Couric, the anchor of the "CBS Evening News," in a live Facebook video chat on Dec. 22, took on illustrating her view of the populace - a not very sunny picture (emphasis added). "I think more distant - I hate to say that, but I think, I think the economic situation in this country, I think, when people are struggling, that sometimes they need a place to vent...
  • False reports about guns: CBS and MSNBC peddle phony stories about arms, race and violence

    08/30/2009 4:58:22 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 7 replies · 1,396+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, August 31, 2009 | Editorial
    Many media outlets have misfired about guns. Countless newspapers and television networks -- from CBS to MSNBC -- have misreported that conservative protesters are threatening President Obama with guns at public events. It hasn't happened. In Portsmouth, N.H., a man carrying a gun, William Kostric, joined an Aug. 11 health care protest. This was blocks away and hours before Mr. Obama's town-hall meeting in that city. Mr. Kostric was given permission to be on church property where the protest occurred and was not at the place the president visited. What most of the coverage left out was that Mr. Kostric...
  • Brady Campaign joins the VPC in deception

    07/23/2009 1:09:42 PM PDT · by JohnPierce · 9 replies · 722+ views
    Examiner ^ | July 23, 2009 | John Pierce
    There was a single case in the VPC report from Minnesota. The VPC, apparently relying solely upon a Star Tribune article, reported the incident as: "Iheme, who had a concealed handgun permit, was found guilty of second degree murder." But actual court records which would have been easily researchable, reveal that Mr. Iheme did not have a permit.
  • Testimony on Assault Weapons Guts Obama’s 90 Percent Lie

    07/23/2009 10:13:16 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 9 replies · 748+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 22 | Bob Owens
    The myth that legal guns sales in the United States are responsible for Mexican drug cartel violence took another serious blow last week when an ATF official testified in Congress that only eight percent of weapons recovered in Mexico came through licensed U.S. gun dealers. This figure is far lower than the 90 percent claim made previously as an appeal to reinstate ineffective gun laws that expired in 2004. The claim — still active among the less informed or serially dishonest — officially became myth during congressional testimony last week when Bill McMahon, deputy assistant director of the Bureau of...