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  • From His Cold Dead Hands: When Should Grandpa Give Up His Guns?

    07/05/2014 9:31:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 5, 2014 | Bill Briggs
    Many Baby Boomers already dread “the talk” –- suggesting their aging parents surrender car keys –- but now two geriatric experts say another thorny, family question must be asked of some elderly folks. Is it time to give up your gun? In a recently published paper, the two physicians offer a five-point checklist meant to help caregivers assess whether firearms remain safe in the hands and homes of older Americans, particularly if the gun owners are exhibiting unclear thinking or depression. “Just like with some (older) people, it’s not if you should stop driving, but when,” said Dr. Ellen M....
  • Texas A&M Professor Says We Need to Repeal “Outdated” Second Amendment (Gun grabber Alert!!!)

    11/17/2013 4:48:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 89 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    Mary Margaret Penrose, a full time professor of Law with Texas A&M University, has called for the full repeal of the Second Amendment. Utilizing her unquestioned exercise of the First Amendment, the Texas Professor insisted the Constitution was outdated, and needed some substantial re-writing. Penrose was speaking in Connecticut (at a gun-control symposium) when she launched into her misinformed explanation of the Second Amendment; implying that our enumerated right to possess a firearm is largely responsible for the mass shootings that have cropped up in recent years. Her argument, and blatant contempt for the Constitution (which she admits to describing...
  • Gun Control Group Wants Ted Nugent Removed From NRA Board After Racist Comments

    07/24/2013 8:53:51 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 92 replies
    Washington Whispers ^ | July 24, 2013 | Emily Stanton
    After Ted Nugent made comments about the Trayvon Martin case that were seen as racist, a gun control group is demanding his removal from the National Rifle Association's board of directors. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has launched a petition to "publicly repudiate Ted Nugent's racist rhetoric" and have him kicked off of the NRA's board of directors. The "Cat Scratch Fever" rocker called Martin a "17-year-old dope smoking, racist gangsta wannabe" in a column for conservative media website Rare. Nugent continued to say, "The only racism on that night was perpetrated by Trayvon Martin, and everybody knows it."...
  • Why Sarah Palin actually matters again: Gov. is the smiley face of white backlash (Joan Walsh alert)

    06/17/2013 3:22:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Salon ^ | June 17, 2013 | Joan Walsh
    Sarah Palin is back! Not only did she get another Fox News contract, she was the star of Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Conference this past weekend for her slashing attacks not only on President Obama and Democrats but on Republican sellouts (and 2016 hopefuls) like Jeb Bush. Watching Palin gleefully take on Bush, who made a dumb comment about needing immigration reform because immigrants are “more fertile” than native-born Americans, I realized that Palin’s star really is rising again, at a time of heightened racial insecurity on the white far-right. They need a hero, and here she is again....
  • NYS Troopers have "widely shared concerns" about NY Safe Act. [NYS Police PBA rejects NY Safe Act]

    04/16/2013 12:20:09 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 17 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | April 16, 2013 | Teri Weaver
    Syracuse, N.Y. -- The union representing New York State Police say they believe the state's stricter gun laws could put law enforcement officers at risk. In an email release on Monday, the New York State Troopers PBA said its 6,000-member group "holds widely shared concerns" about the NY Safe Act. Nonetheless, the union takes exception to some state lawmakers accusing the troopers of failing to enforce the law. "The individual members of this union did not write the terms of the bill nor vote on its passage," the release said. "We urge the citizens of New York state to remember...
  • Compendium of State Pro-Gun Activity

    01/18/2013 3:07:55 PM PST · by ArrogantBustard · 23 replies
    2013-01-18
    This is intended as an ongoing collection of links to State or Local acts of resistance to Federal Gun Bans. It is intended to include statements from Police Chiefs, Sheriffs, Attorneys General, Governors, etc. as well as proposed legislation.http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2979603/postsSheriff's Corner: Gun Control (Kimball County, Nebraska)Oklahoma Threatens Five Years Imprisonment for Federal Gun GrabbersChris Christie Slams ‘Reprehensible’ NRA For ‘Dragging People’s Children’ Into Gun Cont. Debate(Vid) (NOTE: Anti-gun garbage from Chris Christie.)Oklahoma anti-gun control law to jail federal gun controllers for 5 yearsVA liberal Dem delegate Joe Morrisey waves an AK 47 on the VA House floor (Antigun democRat jackass in...
  • Obama Unveils Biggest Gun-Control Push in Decades

    01/16/2013 11:18:50 AM PST · by lbryce · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 16, 2013 | Matt Spetalnick and Jeff Mason
    President Barack Obama proposed a new assault weapons ban and mandatory background checks for all gun buyers on Wednesday as he tried to channel national outrage over the Newtown school massacre into the biggest U.S. gun-control push in decades. Rolling out a wide-ranging plan for executive and legislative action to curb gun violence, Obama set up a fierce clash with the powerful U.S. gun lobby and its supporters in Congress, who will resist what they see as an encroachment on constitutionally protected gun rights. Obama presented his agenda at a White House event in front of an audience that included...
  • Nation Running Out of Ammo

    12/29/2012 1:22:34 AM PST · by lbryce · 66 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 28, 2012 | William A Jacobsen
    Reaction to threats by Senator Dianne Feinstein and others to ban certain weapons and serverely restrict ownership of guns generally has caused a run on gun stores, as is widely reported. Less reported is the run on ammunition, leaving ammunition inventories down 93% since election day. So reports Traction Control blog, Plunge! Ammunition Levels Less Than 10% of Pre-Election Levels: Ammunition Stock levels have fallen by more than 90% from the pre-Election Day levels. Less than 10% remains available. Available Ammunition links will be updated throughout the day. Handguns are down by 80%, Long Guns by 63% for an overall...
  • Why does anyone need an "Assault Rifle"?

    12/18/2012 12:47:32 PM PST · by woofer2425 · 208 replies
    woofer2425 | woofer2425
    Bob Beckel on Fox news asked yesterday, "Why does anyone need an "assault rifle"? I thought...Why does anyone need a 900 HP muscle car?...they could drive an East German wondercar like the Trabant or a Yaris or some other meager means of transport which aren't so "wasteful and dangerous". Why is there 1st class seating on airliners? Why are there multi CPU, overclocked computers when a plain vanilla Dell would be adequate? I know you could come up with many more examples like this. There are many choices we have the privledge to make because we live in this wonderful...
  • McD: Don’t pack heat in national parks

    02/19/2012 8:06:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 99 replies
    seattlepi.com ^ | 17 February, 2012 | Joel Connelly
    In a display of defiance at the U.S. Capitol’s governing gun lobby, Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., and eight colleagues have introduced legislation to reinstate a ban on carrying loaded firearms in America’s national parks. The legislation was prompted by January’s murder of Mt. Rainier National Park ranger Margaret Anderson. Anderson was shot as she set up a road block for a car that didn’t stop at a chain-up checkpoint. By Joe Sebille“The dreadful and deeply saddening event that occurred on Mt. Rainier makes me question why on earth people should be allowed to carry loaded weapons in our national parks,”...
  • Mitt Romney and Gun Control (Gun Owners of America Rebukes Romney!)

    09/29/2011 6:51:55 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 17 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | September 29th | GOA
    In the recent Presidential debate, Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann said America’s voters did not need to “settle” for the moderate candidate. Amen to that. And gun owners do NOT want candidates who talk out of both sides of their mouths. As the Gun Owners of America’s Board of Directors looks at the Republican candidates running to unseat radical anti-gun President Obama, we see several who have strong pro-gun backgrounds. Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Michelle Bachman all have solid pro-gun records and deserve a hard look from pro-gunners. At least one frontrunner candidate stands in contrast with a decidedly mixed record on...
  • OBAMA WEB TO REPORT 'GOSSIP, SMEARS, ATTACKS' ON PRESIDENT

    09/13/2011 4:59:29 PM PDT · by libh8er · 272 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.attackwatch.com/
  • 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...
  • U.N. Agreement Should Have All Gun Owners Up In Arms

    06/08/2011 5:52:01 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 53 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | Jun. 7 2011 - 2:04 pm | Larry Bell
    It may not come as surprising news to many of you that the United Nations doesn’t approve of our Second Amendment. Not one bit. And they very much hope to do something about it with help from some powerful American friends. Under the guise of a proposed global “Small Arms Treaty” premised to fight “terrorism”, “insurgency” and “international crime syndicates” you can be quite certain that an even more insidious threat is being targeted – our Constitutional right for law-abiding citizens to own and bear arms.
  • Tea Party Express preemptively surrenders gun rights to RINOs

    06/06/2011 8:11:56 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 54 replies
    National Examiner ^ | June 6, 2011 | David Codrea
    “The Tea Party will support whoever wins the GOP presidential nomination - - even if that person is former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney,” Fox News reports. “That's the affirmative word from Tea Party Express chair Amy Kremer.” What does that mean for gun owners?Despite attempts to put on a public face that belies his record (with assistance provided courtesy of NRA management on more than one occasion), Romney has sided with the gungrabbers when he’s had the power to do so.How does one “support the Second Amendment” and then square that with imposing an “assault weapons” ban, ending private sales...
  • A Bull's-Eye For The Supreme Court

    06/28/2010 5:16:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 28, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Second Amendment: In the "living Constitution" era, the Supreme Court rediscovers original intent and rightly rules that the right to bear arms applies to all Americans just as the rest of the Bill of Rights does. It's hard to conceive how the justices could have decided otherwise. But by the narrowest of margins — 5-4 — they have reaffirmed that keeping and bearing arms is an inalienable and individual right like speech and religion, and that it applies to all individuals as the Founding Fathers intended. Why anyone thinks the Second Amendment does not apply to all Americans is a...
  • A Gun For Grandpa (Gun Rights In Chicago)

    06/02/2010 5:35:30 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 16 replies · 726+ views
    Investors.com ^ | June 2, 2010 | Investor's Business Daily Staff
    Second Amendment: Chicago is deciding whether to prosecute a great-grandfather and Korean War veteran under its handgun ban. He refused to be a victim, and now there's one less armed thug roaming the streets. What's the problem? If the 80-year-old vet living on the city's West Side didn't have the gun the city said he shouldn't have, he and his 83-year-old wife and 12-year-old great-grandson might have joined those victims of gun violence about whom gun-control advocates constantly chirp. The vet obtained the gun in violation of the city's handgun ban after a prior incident in which the couple was...
  • Calderon And Daley Want Your Guns

    05/24/2010 4:56:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 780+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 24, 2010 | Investors Business Daily
    Gun Rights: Not happy with interfering in our internal affairs by savaging Arizona's new immigration law, the president of Mexico wants to shred our Second Amendment too. And the mayor of Chicago wants to help. There stood Mexican President Felipe Calderon before Congress, blaming America for the violence on his side of the border and, among other things, the guns that fuel the Mexican drug war that has claimed more than 23,000 Mexican lives since he took office in 2006. Rather than taking responsibility himself, he shoved the blame on America. It would all stop, he implied, if America would...
  • 'Right To Bear Arms' Means Just That

    03/03/2010 4:48:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies · 1,891+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 3, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Otis McDonald, 76, stands before the Supreme Court, which Tuesday heard arguments in his suit to overturn Chicago's handgun ban Gun Rights: Otis McDonald, 76, an Army vet who lives in a high-crime area of Chicago, thinks the Constitution gives him the right to bear arms to protect himself and his wife as he protected his country. We think so too. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments on behalf of four Chicago residents led by homeowner McDonald, the Second Amendment Foundation and the Illinois State Rifle Association to overturn Chicago's three-decade-old ban on owning handguns. In a 5-4...
  • Gun Control By Way Of Health Reform

    10/26/2009 9:53:26 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 7 replies · 992+ views
    investors.com ^ | 10/26/2009 | Staff
    Gun Rights: A decade after Congress forbade the CDC from studying the health consequences of gun ownership, the National Institutes of Health has started funding such research. Will reform pry the guns from our cold, sick hands? More than a decade ago Congress, seeing it as a backdoor assault on the 2nd Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms, voted to cut funding for firearms research by the Centers for Disease Control. Such research was viewed as one-sided and based on flawed assumptions that all gun use was bad, even that which saved lives and deterred crime. --...
  • Gun Control By Way Of Health Reform

    10/22/2009 5:56:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies · 3,617+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 22, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS Staff
    Gun Rights: A decade after Congress forbade the CDC from studying the health consequences of gun ownership, the National Institutes of Health has started funding such research. Will reform pry the guns from our cold, sick hands? More than a decade ago Congress, seeing it as a backdoor assault on the 2nd Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms, voted to cut funding for firearms research by the Centers for Disease Control. Such research was viewed as one-sided and based on flawed assumptions that all gun use was bad, even that which saved lives and deterred crime. The...
  • High Court Targets Chicago's Gun Ban

    10/02/2009 5:59:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 2,517+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 2, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY
    Gun Control: The Supreme Court agrees to decide if the Second Amendment applies to all of us, or just Washington, D.C. Why would the Founders put in the Bill of Rights something applying only to a federal enclave? In a 5-4 decision last year written by Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court overturned a draconian District of Columbia gun ban enacted 32 years ago that barred private ownership of handguns at all. Scalia wrote that an individual's right to bear arms is supported by "the historical narrative" both before and after the Second Amendment was adopted. The court ruled that...
  • Sotomayor Guns For 2nd Amendment (CORRECTED)

    06/05/2009 5:14:41 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 26 replies · 2,745+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 4, 2009 | Editorial
    (Corrected) Gun Control: In a case headed for the Supreme Court, a three-judge panel rules Chicago's gun ban constitutional since the 2nd Amendment doesn't apply to states and cities. High court nominee Sonia Sotomayor concurs.Those Pennsylvania townsfolk bitterly clinging to their guns may have been premature in celebrating the decision in D.C. v. Heller that the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does indeed guarantee an individual right to keep and bear arms.
  • On Terrorist Watch List, but Allowed to Buy Guns

    06/21/2009 9:02:28 AM PDT · by FromLori · 36 replies · 2,245+ views
    NYT ^ | 6/20/09
    People on the government’s terrorist watch list tried to buy guns nearly 1,000 times in the last five years, and federal authorities cleared the purchases 9 times out of 10 because they had no legal way to stop them, according to a new government report. In one case, a person on the list was able to buy more than 50 pounds of explosives. The new statistics, compiled in a report from the Government Accountability Office that is scheduled for public release next week, draw attention to an odd divergence in federal law: people placed on the government’s terrorist watch list...
  • We The People Stimulus Package.... (Buy a gun, you will need it !)

    06/10/2009 7:45:13 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 26 replies · 3,731+ views
    You Tube ^ | Bob Basso
    Subject: Have you seen this ?? This guy's video on youtube has been so popular that Obama called him personally. He said that he was very disturbed with the video and invited him to the White House.. Obama also said he wanted the White House to handle the Press and not to talk about the video or the White House visit. That's interesting. Watch it now. This may be the best six minutes invested in your future You may have to turn your Sound Control up some. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeYscnFpEyA
  • New York: Micro-Stamping Bill To Be Heard In Senate Codes Committee Tomorrow!

    06/01/2009 8:30:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies · 1,436+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | June 01, 2009 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   New York: Micro-Stamping Bill To Be Heard In Senate Codes Committee Tomorrow!   Monday, June 01, 2009   Contact Your State Senator Immediately!Senate Bill 4397, sponsored by State Senator Eric Schneiderman (D-31), is a bill that would ban the sale of all semi-automatic handguns not equipped with micro-stamping technology.Micro-stamping is an unproven technology that would require unique identifying information from the firearm, including the make, model, and serial number to be etched into the firing pin and breech face in such a manner that those identifiers are imprinted on the cartridge...
  • Senate passes gun rights resolution(Texas)

    05/28/2009 4:34:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies · 598+ views
    weatherford democrat ^ | 27 May, 2009 | na
    AUSTIN - The Texas Senate passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 54 by State Senator Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) to express opposition to federal legislation infringing on the individual right to keep and bear arms. “I filed this resolution to reassert our constitutional right to keep and bear arms,” said Estes. “The Second Amendment is fundamental to the founding of our republic and a cornerstone to our personal freedoms.” The resolution reasserts our “right to keep and bear arms to protect oneself, one’s family, and one’s possessions from either the lawlessness of other persons or the tyranny of the government.” Senate Concurrent...
  • 'No Fly, No Buy' for Guns Bill Proposed by Rep. McCarthy

    05/17/2009 6:53:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies · 1,226+ views
    Nassau News ^ | 13 May, 2009 | Timothy Robertson
    'No Fly, No Buy' for Guns Bill Proposed by Rep. McCarthy User Rating: / 19 PoorBest Politics - Capitol Hill Written by Timothy Robertson Wednesday, 13 May 2009 13:32 Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) is co-sponsoring a House of Representatives bill preventing people on the government's no-fly list from purchasing guns. House representatives will introcude a bill Wednesday that would ban anyone on the controversial no-fly list from purchasing a gun in the U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), a strong gun control advocate, is co-sponsoring the legislation that would apply to the nearly 1 million people that make up the government’s no-fly...
  • 'Microstamping' keeps track of handguns (NY)

    04/30/2009 1:33:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 63 replies · 3,929+ views
    Albany Times Union ^ | April 30, 2009 | RICK KARLIN
    Bill awaits Senate action to help trace pistols; opponents question cost, effectiveness ALBANY — As the state Assembly passes a number of gun control measures, members of the newly Democratic state Senate joined gun control advocates to push for a proposal to mandate "microstamping" on semiautomatic pistols sold in the state. "This is a tough-on-crime, smart-on-crime proposal," said Sen. Eric Schneiderman, D-New York City, who is shepherding the measure through the Senate. The plan, originally put forth by Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, D-Great Neck, already passed in the lower house, where Democrats hold a 109-to-41 majority. But with the Senate this...
  • Obama claims 90 percent of guns recovered in Mexico come from U.S.

    04/23/2009 3:23:12 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 56 replies · 1,913+ views
    politifact ^ | april 16th
    With growing violence on the U.S.-Mexico border fueled by powerful drug cartels, officials from both countries have been repeating a shocking statistic to suggest this isn't just a Mexican problem. But Obama, Clinton and others have left out important qualifiers when citing the 90 percent statistic, which originates from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The agency doesn't have statistics for all weapons in Mexico, where gun sales are largely prohibited; it is based on only guns that the Mexican government sent to the ATF for tracing and that the ATF found were traceable.
  • California: "Smart Guns" Bill to be Heard in Sacramento on Tuesday, April 28

    04/22/2009 8:28:23 AM PDT · by mbynack · 37 replies · 959+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | 21 April 2009 | Unknown
    On Tuesday, April 28, the Senate Public Safety Committee will hear Senate Bill 697. SB697, authored by State Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-7), would prohibit the sale of handguns other than "owner-authorized (or ‘smart’) handguns" -- that is, handguns with a permanent, programmable biometric feature that renders the firearm useless unless activated by the authorized user. No proven, viable handgun of this type has ever been developed. The bill would require the California Attorney General to report to the Governor and Legislature on the availability of owner-authorized handguns; once the Attorney General finds that these guns are available, only “owner-authorized” handguns...
  • Obama Repeats '90 Percent' Stat for U.S. Guns Recovered in Mexico

    04/19/2009 6:05:26 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 3,267+ views
    Obama Repeats '90 Percent' Stat for U.S. Guns Recovered in Mexico The White House stands by the president's use of the word "recovered" in describing the role firearms smuggled from the U.S. play in Mexico's drug war. By Major Garrett FOXNews.com Sunday, April 19, 2009 PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago -- What's the difference between "recovered" and "traceable" when it comes to firearms seized in Mexico's bloody war against drug cartels? The White House says none. But that's a distinction with a difference, even if President Obama used the words interchangeably last week to talk about the role firearms smuggled from...
  • Are You on the President’s Enemies List?

    04/17/2009 7:18:18 AM PDT · by Wolf13 · 99 replies · 2,514+ views
    Human Events ^ | 4-17-09 | Gary Bauer
    Last week, Barack Obama’s message to the world was: “the United States is not and never will be at war with Islam.” This week, Barack Obama’s Department of Homeland Security’s message to conservatives was: the United States may soon be at war with you. According to a new report emanating from DHS, it’s no longer Islamic terrorism -- or “man-caused terrorism” in the new DHS parlance -- that we have to fear most, but small government, anti-tax, pro-life, pro-gun, anti-illegal immigration, pro-military conservatives. In other words, most of the country. The DHS report’s title is, “Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and...
  • Confirmed: The Obama DHS hit job on conservatives is real

    04/13/2009 10:02:53 PM PDT · by ebiskit · 527 replies · 26,992+ views
    http://michellemalkin.com ^ | April 14, 2009 12:01 AM | Michelle Malkin
    Yesterday, Roger Hedgecock and the Liberty Papers posted an unclassified DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis report titled:Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.The “report” was one of the most embarrassingly shoddy pieces of propaganda I’d ever read out of DHS. I couldn’t believe it was real.I spent the day chasing down DHS spokespeople, who have been tied up preparing for a very important homeland security event later today: The First Lady is coming to visit their Washington office. Priorities, you know.Well, the press office got back to me and verified that the document...
  • Obama to Seek New Assault Weapons Ban

    02/25/2009 8:20:19 PM PST · by model B · 364 replies · 14,109+ views
    ABC News ^ | 02-25-2009 | Jason Ryan
    As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons," Holder told reporters. I think closing the gun show loophole, the banning of cop-killer bullets and I also think that making the assault weapons ban permanent, would be something that would be permitted under Heller," Holder said, referring to the Supreme Court ruling in Washington, D.C. v. Heller, which asserted the Second Amendment as an individual's right to own a weapon.
  • Hysteria fuels sales of guns and ammo

    02/23/2009 9:57:45 AM PST · by pissant · 115 replies · 3,638+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 2/23/09 | Editors
    It is time for many South Floridians to get a grip. Not on their weapons, but on their senses. First, there was the big run on guns, both locally and nationally, when it was feared the Obama administration would quickly enact tougher gun legislation that would make it difficult to own guns. Didn't happen. And doesn't figure to happen, particularly since the Supreme Court has reinforced the right of an individual to bear arms. But that hasn't deterred some South Floridians, who are storming gun shops for ammunition - particularly rounds for military-style assault weapons.
  • Ammo flying off store shelves

    02/22/2009 10:09:04 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 405 replies · 8,534+ views
    myfoxtampabay ^ | 2/20/2009 | Warren Elly
    TAMPA - After President Barack Obama won the election, people flooded gun stores because of speculation that he may limit gun ownership or raise taxes on them. Even though neither has happened, the amount of people wanting to get their hands on a gun hasn't gone down. Scott Patrick is the General Manager of the Shoot Straight gun range in Tampa. He says the number of people coming into his store is still going up. "For whatever reason, whether it's the economy or crime, people don't feel safe," he said. Patrick is having serious trouble keeping all kinds of fire...
  • Ted Nugent: Why gun sales are surging ( It just wont stop )

    02/09/2009 3:36:28 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 126 replies · 4,449+ views
    WacoTrib ^ | February 8th | Texas Wildman
    His choice of Eric Holder to be attorney general bolsters that distrust. Like Obama, Holder is a gun-control zealot —typical of the loony, anti-freedom wing of the Democratic Party. Do not believe the president’s thinly veiled statements about supporting an individual’s right to own guns. Rather, review these men’s previous, career-long, freedom-restricting, gun-grabbing statements.
  • Anti-Gun Deception On The Senate Floor [Obama Bill to Mandate Registration of all semi-auto pistols]

    02/02/2009 10:31:43 AM PST · by pabianice · 71 replies · 3,922+ views
    NRA ^ | 2/1/09
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  • Will Kirsten Gillibrand Shift on Guns? (umm..probably)

    01/27/2009 8:55:08 AM PST · by paltz · 38 replies · 1,200+ views
    Times Union ^ | 1/27/09 | JENNIFER A. DLOUHY
    Incoming U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., takes office today amid criticism from gun control supporters, who say they are troubled by the National Rifle Association's endorsement and a stance favoring what she has called "hunters' rights." During two years in the House, Gillibrand has built only a short record on gun issues, but each of the votes placed her squarely on the side of gun rights. Those votes dovetail with her campaign rhetoric, including proclamations last year that she is "a strong supporter of the Second Amendment" and "will continue to oppose legislation that will restrict the rights of responsible...
  • Holder Clutches At Gun Rights

    01/25/2009 5:38:40 PM PST · by Copernicus · 53 replies · 3,222+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 01/25/09 | David Codrea
    HOLDER:...I think you had asked me earlier about the regulations that I thought might still exist, post-Heller. And I had mentioned, I think, closing the gun show loophole, the banning of cop-killer bullets and I also think that making the assault weapons ban permanent would be something that would be permitted under Heller, and I also think would be good for my law enforcement perspective.
  • Blair Holt, Other Gun-control Efforts, on Horizon

    01/20/2009 9:41:09 AM PST · by Coleus · 10 replies · 1,846+ views
    thenewamerican ^ | Monday, 19 January 2009 | Alan Scholl
    No sane person wants innocent people victimized, maimed, or murdered, nor to see the perpetrators escape justice. This is true, whether the perpetrators use their hands or objects — like baseball bats, rocks, knives, vehicles, or a host of other readily available inanimate objects of endless variety — or a firearm. It is the intent and the will of the criminals, and not the inanimate objects they use, that are responsible for the criminal acts and the harm done to victims. From the dawn of man, violent acts have been a sad aspect of life in nearly every civilization and...
  • N.C. ACORN Proposes Stricter Ammunition Laws (Here it comes!)

    01/08/2009 4:05:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies · 3,392+ views
    NBC17-TV ^ | December 13, 2008
    The grassroots community organization, ACORN, is fighting for a new law it says will save lives. "Stop the Bullet" is a campaign that would make it harder for felons to buy ammunition from stores. When you buy a gun, gun shops have to run a background check first to make sure you're not a convicted felon. Although it is also illegal for convicted felons to buy bullets, a background check is not required. As it stands now, gun shops aren't required to ask any questions before selling bullets, as long as the buyer is 18 and can present identification. Community...
  • Open Thread - Chicago suburb gun sales up 50% - Obama blamed

    12/05/2008 6:17:38 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 14 replies · 862+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | December 4th | NB Staff
    "Once people started to realize that the Democrats had a better chance, or seemed to have a better chance, they started getting nervous about certain gun regulations," said Illinois Gun Works' Owner Dan Mastrianni. Recent gun sales are up nationally 42 percent. In Illinois, they are up 38 percent; and in Chicago's suburbs 50 percent.
  • Thoughts on firearms

    06/27/2006 5:16:06 PM PDT · by LukeL · 18 replies · 607+ views
    I was wondering what were some good guns for someone who is just getting into the hobby. I am wondering what the ideal caliber is and what is better (pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun etc.) Also I am wondering if anyone has tried the Smith & Wesson M&P1515 rifles.
  • Gun Enthusiasts Continue to 'Open Carry'

    03/03/2005 3:22:46 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 74 replies · 2,711+ views
    Connection Newspapers (VA) ^ | 3-3-05 | Brian McNeill
    As the gaggle of gun enthusiasts with their assorted handguns sitting openly on their hips dined on hamburgers and chicken tenders at the Fuddruckers restaurant in Annandale, Victor Castellon's eyes grew wide with concern. "I've got to be careful with these guys because they've got guns," he said, sitting at a nearby table with his girlfriend. "It's like the old West." Castellon was observing members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, an organization that believes gun owners have the right to carry their guns anywhere — including restaurants like Fuddruckers that serve alcohol. Under Virginia law, carrying a concealed firearm...
  • Bill Summary - A03371 (Gun confiscations in NY State)

    02/18/2005 1:25:47 PM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 33 replies · 1,294+ views
    New York State Assembly ^ | February 18, 2005 | Bing
    A03371 Summary: SAME AS No same as SPONSOR Bing COSPNSR Eddington, Englebright, Paulin, Dinowitz, Cook, Seddio, Lavelle, Ortiz, Stringer, Espaillat, Benedetto MLTSPNSR Brennan, Cymbrowitz, Diaz L, Diaz R, Gordon, Gottfried, Hooper, Lafayette, Peoples, Pheffer, Sanders, Towns, Wright Rpld S265.00 sub 22 (e) sub (iv) & (v), amd SS265,00, 265.20 & 400.05, Pen L Adds semiautomatic rifles, shotguns or pistols or a replica or a duplicate thereof manufactured on October 1, 1993 and semiautomatic rifles, shotguns or semiautomatic pistols lawfully possessed prior to September 14, 1994 to the definition of assault weapon; provides for the superintendent of the division of...
  • Most U.S. States Don't Make the Grade When it Comes to Gun Violence Prevention Laws

    01/13/2005 8:11:41 AM PST · by boofus · 80 replies · 1,502+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Thirty-one states get a "D" or an "F" in measurements of the gun laws in those states, according to nationwide ratings released today by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence united with the Million Mom March in partnership with state-based gun violence prevention organizations across the nation. In the eighth year of the release of the grades, only three states actually changed grades, two for the worse and one for the better. But a number of states strengthened laws linking guns and domestic violence, and others defeated the most extreme concealed weapons proposals...
  • Mall security growing more vigilant against terrorism

    12/01/2004 3:11:09 PM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 10 replies · 701+ views
    NBC 30 Connecticut News ^ | November 28, 2004 | MATT APUZZO
    MANCHESTER, Conn. -- In a suburban mall outside Hartford, past the Abercrombie & Fitch and the cell phone kiosks, tucked away by the Barnes & Noble, a conference room full of shopping mall security guards are learning to spot suicide bombers. They're being taught blast patterns and behavior profiles, how a bomb is packaged and how a bomber is recruited. This suburban security force, known more for dispersing loitering teens than for fighting terrorism, is receiving the type of training that just a few years ago was reserved for the Israeli police and the U.S. military. "If they're carrying a...
  • Christmas Eve Log-Off Appeal (Vanity)

    12/24/2002 4:18:12 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 87 replies · 168+ views
    Christmas Eve, the 2002nd Year of Our Lord | Me
    I appeal to all Freepers on Christmas Eve in the 2002nd Year of Our Lord, to log off and go spend some time with friends and family. In the end when you meet your maker, you will not have wished for more Freep time, you will have wished for more time with your family and friends. Those who have just opened up a new computer and are trying FR out for the first time are excepted and are welcome here. Also try to remember in your prayers those who are far away from friends and family tonight who are either...