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  • U.S. has lower life expectancy than any other wealthy nation because high murder rate

    01/09/2013 1:31:24 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 95 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9 January 2013
    The United States has far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation in part because there are so many residents who own guns and store them in unlocked places in their homes. The lax gun rules are a major contributor to the low life expectancy rate that Americans have compared to their global counterparts. That claim comes just weeks after the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and as politicians make calls for stricter gun controls. The United States has about six violent deaths per 100,000 residents and none of the 16 other countries included in the review...
  • 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
  • Holder: We Must Answer 'Hard Questions' About Gun Rights

    12/15/2012 9:35:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/15/12 | Mary Chastain
    Attorney General Eric Holder made a few remarks about the massacre at Newtown, Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School that should raise some eyebrows. "As a nation I think we have to ask ourselves some hard questions. We gather too often to talk about these kinds of incidents. We need to discuss who we are as a nation, talk about the freedoms that we have, the rights that we have and how those might be used in a responsible way. But for now I think we should concentrate on dealing with the situation in Connecticut and we are doing, and I...
  • Gun Control Advocates Sue Web-Based Gun Sales Company

    12/15/2012 11:47:01 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 18 replies
    Business Insider | Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/13/12 | Dahleen Glanton
    Gun control advocates filed a groundbreaking lawsuit in Chicago Wednesday seeking to make companies that sell firearms over the Internet more accountable. The lawsuit filed by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence specifically names Armslist.com, an Internet gun website that links gun sellers with potential buyers.
  • Why? Why Aurora, Ft. Hood, Gabby Giffords, VA Tech...(Blech!)

    08/07/2012 2:30:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Patch ^ | July 24, 2012 | Heather Borden Herve
    Will it ever stop? Not at the rate we’re going. Will it stop with absolutist arguments from either side on the gun debate? Not with the ‘You’ll-only-pry-this-weapon-out-of-my-cold-dead-hands’ mentality nor with the ‘Make-all-guns-illegal' argument either. Why? Why does Aurora happen? What does it say about us as a culture, that this kind of thing happens here? That it happens here more than it happens any other place in the world? We’re not at war at home. We’re not in a place where suicide bombings happen, and we’re not currently engaged in a religious or territorial war within our own borders. Why...
  • Anti Gun Rights Group Loses Again- Believes No Guns Policies And Signs On Campus Save Lives

    03/06/2012 10:10:05 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 9 replies
    The Brady Anti Gun Rights Campaign has ramped up its opposition to firearms on college campuses again after yet another defeat in the Courtroom. This comes after the Colorado Supreme Court held that the University of Colorado had limited power to ban guns on campus after the State passed a concealed carry law. A Colorado lower Court Judge upheld the ban but he was reversed by the State's highest Court. The new President of the organization said, "This is a dangerous ruling. Lives have the potential to be lost as a result. We urge parents, students, and faculty to demand...
  • About That Seminal Event In Dan Gross' Life (Brady)

    02/08/2012 7:26:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 7 February, 2012 | John Richardson
    Dan Gross, the newly hired president of the Brady Campaign, counts the shooting of his brother Matt in 1997 at the Empire State Building as a seminal event in in his life. He may not call it that but he left a high paying partnership at JWT (formerly known as J. Walter Thompson Advertising) to start what eventually became the Center to Prevent Youth Violence. From his bio at the Brady Campaign: Dan founded CPYV after his brother was severely wounded in a shooting at the Empire State Building in February 1997. Prior to co-founding and directing the Center to...
  • Brady Campaign "Saddened" by Gabrielle Giffords Resignation

    01/23/2012 5:53:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 104 replies
    opposingviews.com ^ | 22 January, 2012 | Brady Campaign
    WASHINGTON -- Brady Campaign Acting President Dennis Henigan today issued the following statement in response to U. S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ announcement that she would resign her seat in Congress this week. "We understand but are deeply saddened by the news that Rep. Giffords has decided to resign her seat in Congress because of the demands of her continued rehabilitation from the gunshot wound she suffered a year ago in Tucson. Congress and the American people now have lost the service of another devoted public servant because of gun violence. It is sadly reminiscent of the nation's loss of Jim...
  • Call for Brady Campaign to Stop "Frivolous" Gun Lawsuits

    01/16/2012 5:09:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    opposingviews.com ^ | 13 January, 2012 | NSSF
    A Connecticut Appellate Court recently issued an order dismissing an appeal in Gilland v. Sportsmen’s Outpost, Inc. – a Superior Court decision granting a firearm retailer’s motion to dismiss all claims against it pursuant to the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (“PLCAA”). The PLCAA was passed in 2005 with broad bipartisan support. The purpose of the act is to prevent firearms manufacturers and retailers from being held liable for crimes committed with their products. In this case, the plaintiffs, who were represented by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, sought to hold the firearms retailer liable in...
  • Smoking Gun? Most Gunwalker Guns Targets of Ban Efforts, but not Wanted by Cartels

    10/28/2011 12:03:20 AM PDT · by Watchdog85 · 28 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 27 October, 2011 | Bob Owens
    On March 30, the 30th anniversary of the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, Jim Brady, who sustained a debilitating head wound in the attack, and his wife, Sarah, came to Capitol Hill to push for a ban on the controversial “large magazines.” Brady, for whom the law requiring background checks on handgun purchasers is named, then met with White House press secretary Jay Carney. During the meeting, President Obama dropped in and, according to Sarah Brady, brought up the issue of gun control, “to fill us in that it was very much on his agenda,” she said. “I just...
  • Brady Campaign offended by truth about Second Amendment

    10/13/2011 4:41:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 12 October, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    Representative Joe Walsh (no--not that Joe Walsh), a Tea Party supported Republican representing the Illinois 8th congressional district, greatly upset the Brady Campaign late last month when he expounded on the purpose of the Second Amendment. From the Daily Herald: “We are an embarrassment (in Illinois),” Walsh said. “We are the last state standing when it comes to concealed carry. There's no issue when it comes to freedom that matters like this, like the Second Amendment. The most important amendment in that Bill of Rights is the Second Amendment. It protects every other amendment. It is the last line of...
  • NH “Suicide and Guns” Ploy Funded by Top Anti-Gun Groups

    09/22/2011 6:04:23 PM PDT · by Revtwo · 3 replies
    Pro-Gun New Hampshire ^ | 09/22/11 | Evan F. Nappen
    Recently gun dealers were sent a large manila envelope from the NH Firearms Safety Coalition. The packet contained a number of items with a disturbing anti-gun-rights message, including a full color poster... The funding path goes down from the Harvard School of Public Health to the Harvard Injury Control Research Center to the Bohnett Foundation and the Joyce Foundation. Both the Bohnett and Joyce foundations are infamous for being extremely anti-gun-rights.The David Bohnett Foundation "supports and encourages groups that promote the goals of reduction and elimination of the manufacture and sale of handguns in the U.S." (Emphasis added) The Bohnett...
  • As Helmke leaves, MI editorial shows why his message lost, even in NW

    07/05/2011 4:05:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 4 July, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Evergreen State gun owners recall Brady Campaign President Paul Helmke as the fellow who declared war on Starbucks for serving armed citizen patrons — and lost — and as he departs that post, an editorial in a Michigan newspaper yesterday underscores why. This column discussed Helmke's looming departure the other day. We talked about the record number of CPL holders here while violent crime had declined. We talked about it on a national scale here, all on Helmke's watch. We noted here how Starbucks profits actually climbed after Helmke's attempt to browbeat the business chain into submission. As America celebrates...
  • The Insidious Semantics of ‘Gun Control’

    07/03/2011 11:43:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 1 July, 2011 | Kirby Ferris
    Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- “Gun Control” advocates fall into only two categories: the Liars and the Ignorant. There is no third category. The Liars invent the lies. The Ignorant believe the lies and repeat them. Truly fervent “gun control” advocates are quite often mentally ill. Their most common clinical symptoms, projection and denial, are barely below the surface. Because they often entertain a warped contempt of other human beings, they don’t trust themselves with guns, so they would prohibit firearms to all. They also entertain a primitive superstition about an inanimate object: “Guns are bad! Guns kill people!” Read what a...
  • Gunwalker - "Under the radar"?

    06/21/2011 11:24:03 AM PDT · by weeder · 24 replies
    6/21/11
    I remember reading recently that Obama met with a gun-grabber group or member, and assured them that things were being done "under the radar" to advance the cause of gun control. With the "gunwalker" stuff hitting the fan, I wonder if the parties to that conversation deserve a subpoena?
  • Brady Campaign...New Champion Of The Tenth Amendment

    06/14/2011 1:49:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | June 10, 2011 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Brady Campaign...New Champion Of The Tenth Amendment   Friday, June 10, 2011   For more than 30 years, the Brady Campaign has demanded that the federal government impose gun bans, ammo bans, waiting periods, gun registration -- you name it -- with no regard for the states. In 1994, when the group was called Handgun Control, Inc., it said that its main "goal" was to "enact a comprehensive federal gun control policy."In January, the Brady Campaign endorsed Sen. Frank Lautenberg's (D-N.J.) bills proposing a federal law to prohibit Americans from possessing...
  • Leader of Brady Group Gloats About Coming Gun Ban ‘Proposals’

    06/11/2011 5:33:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 70 replies
    Ammoland.com ^ | June 10th, 2011 | Alan Korwin
    PHOENIX, AZ --(Ammoland.com)- Paul Helmke, ringleader of the aggressive Brady Anti-Gun gang, released this statement about the “bipartisan” gun-control meeting the White House scheduled.(Note: The “White House” is a building and can’t do anything; the person responsible in that building remains unidentified but appears to be Steve Croley) The meeting only included people who want to ban guns, an indicator of the plans, according to unidentifiable experts. “On Tuesday, I attended a meeting at the U.S. Department of Justice with representatives from the White House, the Vice-President’s office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the FBI, and...
  • Brady Ad Off-Target

    04/18/2011 7:12:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | April 15, 2011 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Brady Ad Off-Target   Friday, April 15, 2011   We have reported many times on the Brady Campaign’s rush to exploit tragedy for political gain.  Since its inception as the National Council to Control Handguns over 30 years ago, the group has premised its entire agenda on this kind of exploitation for political gain, and on the notion that having more gun control laws and, therefore, fewer guns, means that crime must necessarily decrease.  Since the senseless January 8 attack on U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her innocent staff and constituents,...