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  • Hollywood: ‘Call Congress’ To Reject The NRA [VIDEO]

    10/18/2017 9:02:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 10/18/2017 | Amber Athey
    In the wake of the Vegas shooting, Hollywood actors are urging people to “call Congress” and ask them to oppose any gun measures backed by the National Rifle Association. In a video for Everytown for Gun Safety, Emma Stone, Bill Hader, Melissa McCarthy, and others voice support for gun control legislation and ask viewers to text Everytown for Gun Safety so that they can be connected with their congressmen. “The mass shooting in Las Vegas has all of us grieving, scared, and angry,” Stone begins in the video. “Knowing what to do about it can be confusing,” Bill Hader continues....
  • The Dodgy Dogma of Public Disarmament

    10/17/2017 5:14:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 10/16/2017 | Armstron Williams
    Much of the ground for advocating Second Amendment freedoms has been covered in the media, but at times like this, when a major tragedy places the second amendment under intense scrutiny, the basic point bears repeating. The Second Amendment to the Constitution is not about granting rights to citizens to carry guns; it is about denying to government the exclusive monopoly on the use of force and ensuring the preservation of our freedom. Though much-debated, the Constitutional text is simple. "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and...
  • Dramatic self defense by concealed handgun permit holder caught on high definition video

    10/12/2017 8:56:27 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 12 replies
    Detroit, Michigan, October 10, 2017: An attempted robbery in Detroit didn’t turn out the way the criminal hoped it would. A concealed handgun permit holder was able to react quickly. “Police told the CPL holder it was a good thing he was legally armed or he and his cousin may not be alive today.”
  • Anti-Gun Nut Chelsea Handler to Shooting Victim Rep. Scalise: 'XXXX You, XXXXXXX'

    10/10/2017 7:33:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 10/10/2017 | Karen Townsend
    Kris Brown jumped in with, “We shouldn’t live in a country where people can’t go to concerts or church or baseball fields, or elementary schools without the fear of being shot.” Where does this woman live? Sounds like she's describing Chicago, which has the highest number of gun deaths, even though the city has the strictest gun control laws in the nation. Funny, none of these three lefties brought up Chicago. “So, our main problem here is Republicans getting money from the NRA. They care more about money than human lives. That’s what it is.” How ironic coming from a...
  • Salon Misses The Point On Sales Surges Following Mass Shooting Incidents

    10/08/2017 11:15:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 10/8/2017 | Tom Knighton
    I don’t expect the people at Salon to understand much about guns. Most of them wouldn’t know the difference between fully-auto or semi-auto if it jumped up on their face and wiggled. Yet, as a large-ish news outlet, I do expect them to try and figure out just what is going on before they write something and not just pay lip service to things.
  • No, NYT Columnist, These Nine Things Won't Stop Future Mass Shootings

    10/07/2017 7:50:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 10/7/2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, if peddling North Korean propaganda wasn’t bad enough, The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof had a laundry list of things he thinks could stop another mass shooting in America. He admits that there is no magic wand that can be waved to solve this supposed problem. He’s right. Yet, he lists things that would not have prevented 64-year-old Stephen Paddock from killing 58 people and wounding nearly 500 more in Las Vegas. Yet, Kristof, like other liberals, places emphasis on the cumulative effect these (ineffectual) policy suggestions would have in the long term. Government already screws up royally on...
  • 2 categories of the 'ban all guns' crowd

    10/07/2017 7:28:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 10/6/2017 | Patrice Lewis
    Critics of this column will quickly point out the sheer amount of destruction caused by Stephen Paddock would not have been possible had Paddock not had access to the cadre of high-powered, fast-shooting weaponry he did. They are undeniably correct. Some terrorism is beyond the scope of individual defense. But is this a reason to trash the Second Amendment? Of course not. Progressives have never, ever answered one simple question when it comes to the notion of gun control or gun bans, to wit: How do you keep firearms out of the hands of criminals and madmen? Whatever sick motivation...
  • No more gun control!

    10/06/2017 7:43:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 10/5/2017 | Mason Weaver
    The public is aware of two things: No law could have avoided the Las Vegas tragedy, and those calling for “gun control” are really calling for “citizen control.” These are usually liberal Democrats doing the shooting – and demonstrating, protesting and calling for laws. Liberal laws never free you but always restrict you. It is usually the liberals who are against the police and who support criminals. Already the conspiracy theorists are trying to find a way to blame police, government agencies and other nations. The attacker purchased multiple guns, brought them into the Mandalay Bay Casino and took days...
  • Las Vegas Shooter Also Kills Two Pending Pro-gun Bills

    10/05/2017 3:15:38 PM PDT · by Sopater · 18 replies
    The New American ^ | 04 October 2017 | Bob Adelmann
    When House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was asked on Tuesday about the status of the “suppressor” legislation (Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act), which had passed a House committee last month and was headed for a vote on the floor, Ryan was disingenuous: “That bill is not scheduled now. I don’t know when it’s going to be scheduled.” Ryan's response was disingenuous because, as speaker of the house, he is the one responsible for scheduling such votes. RINO Representative Chris Collins (a Republican from New York with a Freedom Index rating of just 53 out of 100), agreed: “I think...
  • DC stands down on strict gun law, easing path to get concealed-carry permits in capital

    10/05/2017 2:02:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 5, 2017
    District of Columbia officials announced Thursday they will not appeal a federal court ruling that struck down parts of the city’s restrictive gun laws, a move that paves the way for more gun owners to obtain concealed carry permits. In June, a federal appeals court ruled against a D.C. law that requires people to have a “good reason to fear injury” in order to carry a handgun, saying it infringes on residents' Second Amendment rights. Because of the stringent requirement, only about 120 people currently have a permit to carry a concealed handgun in the city.
  • PolitiFact Silences Hillary Supporters With Brutal Fact-Check of Her Las Vegas Suppressors Claim

    10/05/2017 11:21:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 10/4/2017 | Justen Charters
    Clinton tweeted: The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots. Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get. Clinton's two-sentence remark backfired big time, though. The largest critique of them all came from a surprising place — PolitiFact. On Wednesday, PolitiFact dissected Clinton's claim. First, the publication said: Our research shows that a suppressor would not have made a difference in the Las Vegas case, because of the positioning of the weapons and because of the distance of the shooter from the crowd. Clinton's staff provided no evidence to suggest...
  • WashPost Op-Ed: Gun-Control Ideas 'Crumbled' When Researched

    10/04/2017 8:41:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 10/4/2017 | Tom Blumer
    As seen in at least ten separate NewsBusters posts in the past two days, the left has wasted no time politicizing the mass murder at the at Route 91 country music festival in Las Vegas to push hard for "gun control" — which ultimately, as anyone who has noticed what governors in Connecticut and New York have done in the past several years knows, involves total gun confiscation. Thus, it is quite noteworthy that the Washington Post, of all places, published a Tuesday afternoon column by Leah Libresco, who asserts, based on months of time she and others spent researching...
  • One Year Of Campus Carry On Texas Campuses, And How Many Problems?

    09/27/2017 8:18:47 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 26 Sep, 2017 | Tom Knighton
    Anti-gun leftists have screamed and moaned about the idea of law-abiding concealed carry license holders being able to take their lawfully owned firearms onto college campuses. They routinely act like anyone with a gun is going to snap at any moment. Of course, this isn’t new. After every new repeal of some anti-gun regulation, we hear the old “the streets will run red with blood” arguments, and yet they never seem to pan out that way, do they? But campus carry is different, they say. These are kids, so there are all kinds of new problems that will make the...
  • North Texas Pastor Helps Protect Flock From Potential Active Shooter Situations

    09/25/2017 9:20:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 9/25 | Ashleigh Barry
    A North Texas pastor says he isn't taking any chances after a shooting Sunday at a Tennessee church, where one woman was killed and six others were wounded. The Rev. Brian Ulch, of Trinity Lighthouse Church in Denison, packs a pistol and says he feels a great sense of responsibility to protect his congregation. "Our desire is to be able to meet any need that comes through our doors, whether it's ministry, medical or an active threat," Ulch said. Ulch said increased threats against houses of worship inspired him to make a choice. "We sought out to what we could...
  • Church shooting spree stopped by usher with gun

    09/25/2017 7:24:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 9/25/2017 | none
    Police spokesman Don Aaron said the usher of the church – identified as 22-year-old Robert Engle – confronted the gunman and was pistol-whipped, receiving a “significant injury to his head.” Samson was shot in the chest during his struggle with Engle. Aaron said the church usher, who has a valid carry permit, then went out to his car and retrieved his own gun, holding it on the gunman until police arrived. Police described the 6-foot-5 Engle as “extraordinarily brave.” “He’s the hero. He’s the person who stopped this madness,” Metro Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson said during a news conference.
  • Some Baltimore teachers finally wise up and take firearms training

    09/24/2017 9:31:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 9/23/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Virtually all of the teachers only spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity. One reason for that is that Maryland has a law prohibiting anyone (including staff) from bringing a firearm onto school property. At least one teacher admitted that she already does it anyway, keeping a 9 mm. with her at her desk. From the sound of the support that this training program is drawing, she’s not alone.
  • Black Chicagoans Ignore Dem Leaders, Pull Epic Conservative Move

    09/21/2017 6:41:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    conservative tribune ^ | Sep 19, 2017 | Kim Smith
    Black Chicagoans Ignore Dem Leaders, Pull Epic Conservative Move By Kim Smith on September 19, 2017 at 3:38pm Black women in Chicago are coming to the realization that the best defense is a good offense. Despite Democrat leadership in the crime-ridden city imploring citizens to let law enforcement handle the exploding crime, residents — primarily black women — are thinking for themselves and buying guns for self defense. The Chicago Tribune reported that nearly 1,400 black women in Illinois have received concealed carry permits in 2017. That number has gone up since last year and is almost twice the 800...
  • Black Women Carrying Guns in Chicago, Part of National Trend

    09/20/2017 12:07:46 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    A recent article in the Chicago Tribune detailed the experiences of a black woman who obtained a concealed carry permit in Chicago. The article is surprisingly positive about her experiences. An important point is that minority women make up a significant percentage of the growth in concealed carry permits nationwide. From Robinzine, 51, is a gun owner with a concealed carry license. Since she received her permit in late spring, she carries her firearm wherever she goes. “It's like a part of me now,” Robinzine said with the smile.Data show Robinzine is part of a burgeoning group in...
  • Jan Morgan: My American Dream(2A)

    09/14/2017 8:30:07 AM PDT · by rktman ^ | 9/13/2017 | Jan Morgan
    Most people might describe the American Dream in terms of career success, monetary wealth, or accumulation of things. For me, it is not that simple. My American Dream is to wake up one day to discover I no longer have to fight. My dream is a victorious end to the constant attacks on our Constitution and Bill of Rights by our own citizens and an out-of-control government. Our Founders envisioned this internal war that many citizens today fail to see or refuse to fight. Upon leaving the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin was asked by a group of citizens what sort...
  • My Gun Is Empty; Don’t Make Me Pull the Trigger

    09/12/2017 7:35:09 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 18 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-12-17 | MOTUS
    Following the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise at the hands of a deranged liberal terrorist, Rep. Thomas Massie introduced a bill for national reciprocity. This bill would make it so concealed carry license would be treated like marriage licenses or drivers licenses; a permit in one state would be recognized in every other state.The bill, however, has stalled, and Massie points the finger for this squarely at Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. – Bearing Arms Second Amendment rights, long considered the Republicans purview, are being kicked down the road by Paul Ryan. As Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit wondered outloud:...