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  • PBS Comes Under Fire For Anti-Gun, Anti-Campus Carry Film

    02/15/2017 10:40:09 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 2/14/2017 | PBS Comes Under Fire For Anti-Gun, Anti-Campus Carry Film
    PBS has produced a new short documentary called Guns on Campus, a look at campus carry at the University of Texas at Austin (UTA). The film is set to air in conjunction with another PBS short film called Tower, about the 1966 sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin. While the documentary is made out to be a fair and balanced reporting of the facts, Students for Concealed Carry (SCC) are claiming otherwise. According to the activist organization, PBS had very little interest in hearing the pro-campus carry stance. How does someone produce a documentary on Texas campus...
  • Chicagos Violent Crime In January Matches Bloody Start Of 2016

    02/02/2017 5:06:43 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    CBS ^ | 2-1-17
    We are going to have to do something about Chicago. Because what is happening in Chicago should not be happening in this country. Last month also saw 234 shooting incidents and 299 shooting victims compared to 242 shooting incidents and 291 victims during the same time period last year. Despite the grim numbers in January, police have said a new plan is helping get guns off the streets. Police recovered more than 600 guns last month, an increase of more than 60 percent over January 2016. Police said gun arrests also were more than double the total from January...
  • FULL REPORT REDUCING VIOLENT CRIME IN AMERICAN CITIES: AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD(unbiased?)

    01/29/2017 8:36:37 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    policefoundation.org ^ | 1/1/2017 | unknown
    Last, the law enforcement executives engaged in this project agreed that it is essential, in order to address gun violence at the national level, to put in place a federal firearms trafficking and straw purchasing law neither of which exist today and comprehensive and universal background checks, which most Americans support
  • Scientists Needn't Get A Patient's Consent To Study Blood Or DNA

    01/19/2017 6:48:39 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | 18 Jan, 2017 | ROB STEIN
    The Obama administration has dropped a controversial proposal that would have required all federally funded scientists to get permission from patients before using their cells, blood, tissue or DNA for research. The proposal was eliminated from the final revision of the Common Rule, which was published in the Federal Register Wednesday. The rule is a complex set of regulations designed to make sure federally funded research on human subjects is conducted ethically. The revision to the regulations, set to go into effect in 2018, marks the first time the rule has been updated in 26 years. The initial proposal that...
  • Blocking outgoing calls

    12/30/2016 2:46:09 PM PST · by rey · 49 replies
    30 Dec 2016
    How may one block an outgoing number on a cell phone? I have an old ZTE Z222 flip phone from AT&T that I am giving to a granddaughter to use. She has lost her smart phone because she runs up a huge bill. I figure with a simply old fashioned flip phone, the only thing she can do with unlimited calling and texting the only thing she could do to run the bill up is 411 calls at $5 a pop. I want to block 411 calls. I doubt she will make international calls.
  • US On Track for Record Foreign Weapon Sales

    12/28/2016 12:37:09 PM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    source content cannot be posted due to copyright issues | 26 December 2016
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  • More than 60 shot, 11 killed over holiday weekend in Chicago

    12/27/2016 6:07:31 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 54 replies
    wgntv.com ^ | December 27, 2016 | Erik Runge
    CHICAGO -- More than 60 people were shot over the holiday weekend, 11 of them fatally. One of the most recent shootings left two teenage girls injured, one critically. It happened just after 11:30 p.m. Monday outside of Leland Giants Park. The 14-year-old was with a 13-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy in a van. The 13-year-old's father had just left the van to speak with someone in a nearby house when two people came up and fired shots into the vehicle, police said. While the 13-year-old sustained a graze wound and is in stable condition, the 14-year-old was shot...
  • Trump Versus The Green Blob: The Battle That Will Define His Presidency

    12/19/2016 8:58:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | December 19, 2016 | James Delingpole
    2016 will go down in history as the year when the world finally saw sense. Nowhere will this be more apparent than in Americas bold and brilliant decision to elect Donald Trump who, in my view, is set fair to be one of the truly great U.S. presidents. I realise that this isnt obvious to some peopleeven those who claim to be on the conservative side of the political argument. But after a recent trip to D.C. for some private briefings, both with his transition teams and with key members of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, I came away more confident...
  • German Streets Descend into Lawlessness

    10/31/2016 4:13:29 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 87 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 31/10/16 | Soeren Kern
    ..... Local police in many parts of the country admit that they are stretched to the limit and are unable to maintain law and order. "Drug trafficking takes place right before our eyes. If we intervene, we are threatened, spat on, insulted. Sometimes someone whips out a knife. They are always the same people. They are ruthless, fearless and have no problems with robbing even the elderly." Private security guard. According to Freddi Lohse of the German Police Union in Hamburg, many migrant offenders view the leniency of the German justice system as a green light to continue delinquent...
  • Court overturns OSHA ruling on Anhydrous Ammonia Fertilizer

    10/25/2016 6:24:34 PM PDT · by Sequoyah101 · 15 replies
    Nebraska TV News ^ | 9/23/16 | NTV News
    Lawmakers across Nebraska are celebrating a US Court of Appeals ruling involving anhydrous ammonia fertilizer. Federal regulators with OSHA had issued new requirements for storage of anhydrous ammonia which would impact smaller retailers like those many Nebraska farmers go to. The court threw out that move saying they did it without offering a public comment period. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement: Nebraska farmers and ranchers didnt elect any of the bureaucrats at OSHA. Thats why this ruling is an encouraging step to restore common sense and the separation of powers.
  • United Nations East River Security Zones Scheduled

    09/17/2016 5:57:14 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    Marine Link ^ | September 16, 2016 | Michelle Howard
    U.S. Coast Guard crewmembers are scheduled to enforce security zones on the East River near the United Nations Headquarters beginning Friday. The security zones scheduled to begin Sept. 16, and continue until Sept. 25, 2016, include all waters of the East River between East 35th Street and the Queensboro/59th Street Bridge.
  • Clinton: Treat cyberattacks 'like any other attack'

    Hillary Clinton on Wednesday called for the U.S. to begin treating cyberattacks like any other assault on the country. As president, I will make it clear that the United States will treat cyberattacks just like any other attack, the Democratic presidential nominee said. We will be ready with serious political, economic and military responses. Clinton called for the U.S. to lead the world in setting the rules in cyberspace. If America doesnt, others will, she said. The remarks, given during a foreign policy speech at the American Legion Convention in Cincinnati, address one the central challenges the Obama administration has...
  • Legalized pot is making Americas lower class poorer and less responsible

    08/21/2016 10:34:48 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 254 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8-20-16 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    (Snip) The middle and upper classes have been the ones out there pushing for decriminalization and legalization measures, and they have also tried to demolish the cultural taboo against smoking pot. But they themselves have chosen not to partake very much. Which is not surprising. Middle-class men and women who have jobs and families know that this is not a habit they want to take up with any regularity because it will interfere with their ability to do their jobs and take care of their families. But the poor, who already have a hard time holding down jobs and taking...
  • Venezuela crushes 2,000 guns in public, plans registry of bullets

    08/17/2016 4:48:34 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 67 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 8/16/16 | reuters
    Venezuelan police crushed and chopped up nearly 2,000 shotguns and pistols in a Caracas city square on Wednesday, as the new interior minister relaunched a long-stalled gun control campaign in one of the world's most crime-ridden countries. Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said the event marked the renewal of efforts to disarm Venezuelans, through a combination of seizures and a voluntary program to swap guns for electrical goods.
  • Sue Obama administration to block Internet grab, group urges

    08/13/2016 8:23:22 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 8/13/16 | Fred Lucas
    Media ignore transfer of control of Internet domain names? A coalition of technology groups and conservatives wants Congress to sue to stop the Obama administration from handing over control of Internet domain names to an international board, charging it could give authoritarian regimes power over the web. Since 1998, an arm of the U.S. Commerce Department called the National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) has handled domain names. However, in September, the Obama administration plans to allow the U.S. governments contract to lapse so the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will be run by a global board of...
  • The Attack On The Second Amendment Is Not Finished

    08/03/2016 6:13:22 PM PDT · by vannrox · 17 replies
    SHTFplan.com ^ | 2AUG16 | Jeremiah Johnson
    The Attack On The Second Amendment Is Not Finished by Tyler Durden Aug 3, 2016 8:40 PM 0 SHARES Submitted by Jeremiah Johnson (nom de plume of retired Green Beret of the US Army Special Forces (Airborne)) via SHTFPlan.com,The Statist-Marxists (self-termed “Progressive Democrats”) are by no means finished hacking away at the branch of the Tree of Liberty bearing the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.  The right of a free citizenry to keep and bear arms is a right the Marxist-Statists absolutely cannot tolerate.  We have seen it all throughout history: Hitler’s Germany, the Soviet Union, Cambodia…all of the...
  • Obama Blames "Easy Access To Guns" For Surge In Violence Between Police And Minorities

    07/09/2016 8:33:38 PM PDT · by vannrox · 66 replies
    <p>Some were wondering how Obama would spin the surge in violence between police and minorities into yet another push for gun control.</p>
  • 72 Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation In Boston

    06/23/2016 5:03:52 PM PDT · by vannrox · 66 replies
    zero hedge ^ | Jun 20, 2016 1:33 PM | Tyler Durden
    It could never happen here, right? Boston National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a Para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw. Speaking after the clash, the Massachusetts Governor declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement. The Governor blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the...
  • Gun control in the US is not a fantasy(Barf Alert)

    06/22/2016 4:02:30 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 19 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | June 22 2016 | Mark Perry
    Americans love their guns, as any good historian will tell you. Following the recent Orlando, Florida murders, in which some 50 patrons of the Pulse Bar were shot dead by a rifle-toting assailant, United States news outlets described the tragedy as "the largest mass shooting in American history". That was true, but only if you counted its most recent predecessors - at Virginia Tech University (32 dead), at Sandy Hook Elementary School (27 dead, including 20 children), in San Bernardino (14 dead), Charleston (nine dead), and at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999, in which two teenagers massacred 12...
  • All Americans have something in common today Exclusive:Joseph Farah reveals 1 thing all U.S. citizen

    06/12/2016 7:00:04 PM PDT · by vannrox · 70 replies
    http://www.wnd.com/ ^ | June 12, 2016 | JOSEPH FARAH
    But what hit me smack between the eyes and in the deepest recesses of my heart was this: Theres something all Americans have in common. When I heard the attack described as a hate crime, I could not deny it. When anyone murders in cold blood 50 or more Americans, it is so obviously a crime of hate that it scarcely requires uttering those words. Was the Pulse nightclub attacked because it was a gathering place of homosexuals? I dont doubt it for a minute. Is that the only reason? Not at all. It was attacked in the month of...
  • EU to Poland: We Pay You, So We Control Your Institutions (UK BREXIT - pay attention)

    06/03/2016 8:31:04 AM PDT · by wtd · 15 replies
    Gates of Vienna blog ^ | June 2, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    EU to Poland: We Pay You, So We Control Your InstitutionsThe European Commission has formally notified Poland that it is violating accepted norms with changes it has made to its highest court. If Poland fails to fall into line, it may face a variety of sanctions from Brussels. The following appearance on a German television program by a Polish journalist named Aleksandra Rybińska was first aired last February. It provides some additional background on the current confrontation between Poland and the Imperial Center. Many thanks to Egri Nök for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling: video...
  • A De-Sexed Society is a De-Humanized Society

    05/25/2016 6:48:30 AM PDT · by wtd · 8 replies
    The Witherspoon Institute - Public Discourse ^ | May 25th, 2016 | Stella Morabito
    The Witherspoon Institute - Public Discourse, "A De-Sexed Society is a De-Humanized Society"The transgender movement has never been about gender. Its all about sex. Sex is the real target. Gender is merely the politicized linguistic vehicle that facilitates a legal ban on sex distinctions. There arent a whole lot of dots to connect to uncover the logic of where this leads: if you abolish sex distinctions in law, you can abolish state recognition of biological family ties, and the state can regulate personal relationships and consolidate power as never before.
  • Revealed! Feds' demands to manipulate global-warming data

    04/17/2016 6:42:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/17/2016 | unknown
    Its something climate skeptics have long suspected: Government involvement in science has skewed data to reflect the governments agenda. Many have suspected that U.S. political intervention in climate science has corrupted the outcome, notes Ron Arnold in an essay posted on CFact.org. The new emergence of an old 1995 document from the U.S. State Department to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirms those suspicions, or at least gives the allegation credence enough to ask questions. Though a FOIA request for the 1995 document came up empty (No such correspondence in our files), the pdf is available online....
  • Stanford Senate debates whether 'Jews control banks and media'

    04/06/2016 1:27:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    inn ^ | 4/6/16 | Tova Dvorin
    Stereotypes asserting Jews "control the banks and the media" do not constitute anti-Semitism, a member of the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) Senate claimed this week. During a hearing on renewing a resolution banning anti-Semitism, Stanford senior Gabriel Knight insisted that a clause defining negative Jewish stereotypes is "irresponsibly foraying into another politically contentious conversation." "Questioning these potential power dynamics, I think, is not anti-semitism," he said. "I think its a very valid discussion." He also maintained that the bill should include some language to acknowledge Palestinians rights to self-determination." Knight backtracked twenty minutes later, the Stanford Review reported...
  • Cash or Digital Money, Personal Freedom or Globalism

    03/29/2016 5:47:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 3/29/2016 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Sweden seemed to be at the forefront of the newest globalist scheme digital money v. cash, advocating a cashless global economy with a one-world currency. A CBS World News article reported in 2012 that a small number of businesses in Sweden accepted only credit cards, including some churches, even though elderly people prefer cash, especially in rural areas. Bjorn Ulvaeus, a former rocker, stated that cash encourages theft, citing his own son who was the victim of armed robbery three times. Cheating and cash theft may have declined in Sweden but cybercrime around the world is indisputably on the rise....
  • CBO: Charge drivers by the mile(FTS)

    03/15/2016 6:43:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/15/2016 | Rick Moran
    On the surface - and for all you shallow thinkers out there who are besotted with the idea of "fairness" - the proposal makes sense. Those who use the highways more should pay more, right? Um, no not really. The idea that the government should be able to monitor your driving is antithetical to the idea of liberty. And does anyone believe that the monitoring would stop there? There would be calls to install breathalyzers in every car, governors to prevent you from exceeding the speed limit. Perhaps they'd figure out a way to charge you for excess emissions.
  • Internet domain handoff takes major step forward

    03/10/2016 4:39:59 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/10/16 | Mario Trujillo
    A major step was taken Thursday in the U.S. government's plan to hand off oversight of the Internet domain name system. A nonprofit international group approved a plan and forwarded it to the Obama administration Thursday for review and approval. The group, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), has historically been contracted out to manage the behind-the-scenes workings of the Internet that pair up numerical IP addresses with their familiar Web addresses. A few years ago, the group was tasked with transitioning fully from U.S. government oversight to an international multistakeholder model. The Commerce Department will have...
  • Demand for More Evidence Only Helps NRA Ignore Amnesty Danger to Gun Rights

    03/06/2016 7:55:43 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | March 2, 2016 | David Codrea
    Who thinks Hillary wants to do this because she thinks theyll be gun-loving Republicans? Harold Hutchison, consulting senior editor for Soldier of Fortune magazine, opposes the recall of Grover Norquist from the NRA Board of Directors. Thats surprising, but speaks well for the magazines publisher encouraging independent thought, as Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown, himself an NRA Director, recently came out for the recall. In making his case, Hutchison challenges some claims Ive made regarding why I believe Norquists immigration position and a pathway to citizenship for MILLIONS of foreign nationals will overwhelmingly favor Democrats and anti-gunners. (SNIP) PewHispanic.org: 82%...
  • The Mark of The Beast Explained: MV = PQ, With Totalitarian Control of V(elocity)

    03/04/2016 12:57:47 PM PST · by Politically Correct · 25 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | February, 2016 | Ann Barnhardt
    The Mark of The Beast Explained: MV = PQ, With Totalitarian Control of V(elocity) And he shall make all, both little and great, rich and poor, freemen and bondmen, to have a character in their right hand, or on their foreheads. And that no man might buy or sell, but he that hath the character, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Revelation 13: 16-17 I think this may be the most important economics piece I ever write. This came to me at Mass as I was thinking about Monetary Theory and how to explain...
  • Give It Up, Progressives: You Have Lost the Global Warming Argument

    03/02/2016 6:59:43 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/2/2016 | James Delingpole
    After my attack on activist and environmental journalist Mark Lynas, I thought Id test the waters with Tom Chivers who is a science editor at Buzzfeed. Chivers has been a nemesis of mine since my days at the Telegraph. A likeable, good natured nemesis but an irritant nonetheless. It's bloody annoying when you're a seasoned hack breaking stories like Climategate showing alarmists to be a bunch of lying charlatans and youve got some dogged progressive fresh out of 'uni' in the neighbouring pages, brandishing his science degree like it automatically trumps your Oxford arts degree, explaining patiently, goodnaturedly, passively...
  • Video Emerges Proving Marco Rubio Voted for Gun Ban

    02/29/2016 10:20:54 PM PST · by maggief · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 29, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    A video has emerged to settle the back-and-forth dispute between Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% as to how the Florida senator voted on a gun-control proposal in 1999. On Feb. 27, Ted Cruz said Rubio voted to ban guns from city parks while a commissioner in West Miami City.
  • DC Devotes $29K per Student Each Year. What if Parents Controlled That Money?

    02/12/2016 12:45:02 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 2/12/16 | Mary Clare Reim
    Washington, D.C., public schools consistently underperform relative to the rest of the country, while having the highest per-pupil revenue in the nation. D.C. revenue exceeds $29,000 per pupil every year, while graduation rates hover at about 64 percent and only one-third of its fourth-graders read at a proficient level. Clearly the "spend more" model has not been working for the families of Washington, D.C.
  • FBI Makes It Official: Hillary Rodham Clinton Is Under Investigation

    February 8, 2016FBI Makes It Official: Hillary Rodham Clinton Is Under Investigation by Michael Walsh Just the thing to propel her into the New Hampshire primary tomorrow: In a letter disclosed Monday in a federal court filing, the FBI confirms one of the world's worst-kept secrets: It is looking into Hillary Clintons use of a private email server. Why say this at all, since it was widely known to be true? Because in August in response to a judge's direction, the State Department asked the FBI for information about what it was up to. Sorry, the FBI said at the...
  • Massachusetts gun permit essay rule to buy a gun

    01/26/2016 8:49:11 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 27 replies
    A new Massachusetts gun permit essay rule has Second Amendment supporters seeing red. Gun owners in the state must now write an essay which will be “graded” for approval by the police chief before a carry permit can be issued. A hefty firearms training price tag up to $1,100 will also be levied against those attempting to exercise their right to bear arms in the city of Lowell. Lowell, Massachusetts, is located about 35 miles north of Boston and is home to some 110,000 people. The gun essay law was the brainchild of Police Chief William Taylor and approved by...
  • Do you know the gun owners in your circle?

    01/22/2016 12:50:04 PM PST · by Taxman · 60 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 01/07/16 | Tricia Bishop
    <p>It's inevitable when my husband and I visit family these days that the subject of violence in Baltimore comes up. Often, I'm the one who raises it. But when it came up last week on a trip to see my parents in Georgia, I got my back up. I thought of the 11-hour drive south and the billboards we passed along I-81 boasting guns for sale ("A Glock for Christmas"!), and of the story my brother-in-law, who lives in Florida, told of a neighbor stopping by to shoot the breeze in his suburban driveway, a handgun holstered at the man's waist as their kids played nearby.</p>
  • GAO: 70% of Firearms Seized in Mexico Came From USA(right)

    01/22/2016 6:09:56 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/21/2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    A new federal report reveals that 70% of the firearms seized by Mexican authorities between 2009 and 2014 originated in the United States. In addition, the report shows that the majority of those U.S.-originated guns were bought in California, Arizona, and Texas, southwest states that border Mexico.
  • Trump Rallies Against Cuomo, New York Gun Control [ 04/01/14 ]

    01/08/2016 8:01:46 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 6 replies
    Yahoo / Associated Press ^ | 04/01/2014 | DAVID KLEPPER
    ALBANY, N.Y. On April 1st 2014, Donald Trump spoke at a large rally on Empire State Plaza. Thousands of gun rights activists attended. Trump hasn't just taken up this issue as some have stated. At this rally he spoke out against Cuomos new gun control efforts. This is a Yahoo / Associated Press article, so I am not going to post the article. I think folks will find it revealing. Please use the link provided to learn more.
  • Hadiya Pendleton - Liberals' "Go easy on crime & gun violence" policies responsible for teen's death

    01/08/2016 11:04:30 AM PST · by Frankusa · 1 replies
    Were it not for the "go soft" on crime and gun violence attitude that Liberals hold so dearly to their hearts, Hadiya Pendleton would likely still be alive today... Michael Ward, in 2012, pleaded guilty to Aggravated Unlawful Use Of A Weapon, a felony punishable by 1 to 3 years imprisonment in the state of Illinois. Had Ward received a 1 to 3 year prison sentence, he would have been unable to murder Hadiya Pendleton in January of 2013 because he would have been incarcerated at the time. But sadly, he never served time for his gun conviction, and, he...
  • Obama Cites Communist China As The Goal For American Gun Control [VIDEO]

    01/05/2016 5:28:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/5/16 | Steve Guest
    President Barack Obama used communist China, which has very strict gun ownership laws, as an illustration for the benefits of enhanced gun control on a populace. Speaking at the White House on Tuesday, Obama acknowledged, “We know we can’t stop every act of violence, every act of evil in the world. But maybe we can try to stop one act of evil, one act of violence.” “Some of you may recall at the same time that Sandy Hook happened, a disturbed person in China took a knife and tried to kill, with a knife a bunch of children in China....
  • Obama: Executive Action On Gun Control ‘Entirely Consistent’ With Constitution

    01/04/2016 2:07:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/4/16 | Charlie Spiering
    Barack Obama insists his planned executive actions on gun control will be “entirely consistent” with the Constitution – even as organizations defending the Second Amendment have warned him not to act on his own. After meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch and law enforcement members of his administration, Obama explained he wanted a “very clear understanding” of what he was trying to do with more gun control. “I’m also confident that the recommendations that are being made by my team here are ones that are entirely consistent with the Second Amendment and people’s lawful right to bear arms,” he said....
  • MINNESOTA COURT OF APPEALS CONFIRMS BB GUNS AS FIREARMS

    01/02/2016 12:17:07 AM PST · by VeniVidiVici · 54 replies
    GunsAmerica ^ | 12-30-2015 | Max Slowik
    The Minnesota Court of Appeals held up a statute that defines BB guns as firearms when it comes to prohibited persons. The decision comes as bad news for defendant David Lee Haywood, 37, who was found guilty of possessing a firearm and now faces a five-year sentence. Police searched Haywoods car after discovering that he was in violation of a no-contact order with a passenger during a 2013 traffic stop. A compact air pistol was found in his glove compartment. Haywood was previously convicted of felony drug possession and was therefore not allowed to own any firearms or airguns in...
  • Obama, frustrated by Congress, plans unilateral gun control steps

    01/01/2016 6:38:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 79 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/01/16
    **SNIP** "A few months ago, I directed my team at the White House to look into any new actions I can take to help reduce gun violence," Obama said in the address. "And on Monday, I'll meet with our attorney general, Loretta Lynch, to discuss our options." The Washington Post, citing several individuals briefed on the matter, said Obama and Lynch would finalize executive actions, which do not require congressional approval, that he will unveil next week. Frustrated by Congress, Obama has vowed to use "whatever power this office holds" to put in place gun control measures.
  • This Anti-Gun ‘Evangelical’ Can’t Be Pro-Life Because He Just Murdered Logic

    12/30/2015 5:48:51 AM PST · by absentee · 15 replies
    RedState ^ | 12/29/15 | Caleb Howe
    Of all the sureties on this earthly plane, there is no more fundamentally, solidly certain than this: liberals have no use for God, unless they have a use for God. So it is of no surprise whatsoever that the Washington Post has this week an editorial that relies heavily and distinctly on scripture and Biblical law rather than judicial philosophy or constitutional law. Because in this case, the author is writing in favor of gun control. Rev. Rob Schenck writes against private ownership of arms in an argument that his headline summarizes as "you can't be pro-life and pro-gun," a...
  • Cruz in control in Iowa

    12/27/2015 4:05:50 PM PST · by VinL · 55 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 12/27/15 | Erin Murphy
    Ted Cruz has assembled an impressive presidential campaign structure in Iowa, veteran political observers here say, with one going so far as to describe Cruz’s campaign as perhaps "the most sophisticated" the first in the nation caucus state has ever witnessed. Because of that grass roots organization, Cruz is primed to maintain his recent surge in the polls and win the Iowa Republican caucuses in five weeks, those observers say. Cruz, the Tea Party firebrand and first term U.S. Sen. from Texas, was the first Republican candidate to enter the presidential race, on March 23. Nine months later, he has...
  • Observers say Cruz in control in Iowa

    12/27/2015 8:41:05 AM PST · by Isara · 56 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | December 27, 2015 | Erin Murphy
    DES MOINES | Ted Cruz has assembled an impressive presidential campaign structure in Iowa, veteran political observers here say, with one going so far as to describe Cruz's campaign as perhaps "the most sophisticated" the first-in-the-nation caucus state has ever witnessed.Because of that grassroots organization, Cruz is primed to maintain his recent surge in the polls and win the Iowa Republican caucuses in five weeks, those observers say.Cruz, a tea party firebrand and first-term U.S. senator from Texas, was the first Republican candidate to enter the presidential race, on March 23. Nine months later, he has overtaken longtime front-runner Donald...
  • Why Beretta is moving its gun factory to Tennessee (from MD)

    12/19/2015 6:04:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | December 18, 2015 | Aaron Smith
    Beretta USA says Maryland's tough new gun laws are the reason it's moving its factory to gun-friendly Tennessee. The American subsidiary of the 500-year-old Italian company has had a factory in Accokeek, Maryland since the 1970s. The company has manufactured the M9, the U.S. Army's standard-issue sidearm, since 1987 at that factory, which is about 20 miles south of Washington, D.C.
  • Pelosi: Gun restrictions needed to 'protect and defend' Americans

    12/08/2015 6:08:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/08/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday called on the House to take up legislation to ban guns from terrorist suspects, and said Congress needs to take this step to fulfill its duty to protect all Americans from violence. "We cannot remain silent," the California Democrat said at a hearing of the Democrats' Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. "For us to honor the responsibilities that we have to protect and defend the American people, we must not only have moments of silence, we must have days of action." "To start, we can and must bring up the bipartisan Deny Firearms...
  • Obama: Gun Control a National Security Issue

    12/06/2015 5:35:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 94 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/6/15 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama used his address to the nation on ISIS and terrorism to push for gun control. "This is a matter of national security," Obama said from the Oval Office. Watch here: "There are several steps that Congress should take right away. To begin with, Congress should act to make sure no one on a no fly list is able to buy a gun. What could possibly be the argument for allowing a terror suspect to buy a semiautomatic weapon? This is a matter of national security," said the president. "We also need to make it harder for people to...
  • Just HALF a joint of cannabis 'causes psychosis-like effects in healthy people that's similar to

    Smoking cannabis can induce psychosis-like effects, similar to the symptoms people diagnosed with schizophrenia endure, scientists have said. While past research as come this this conclusion in the past, the mechanisms underlying these effects are less clear. Now, a team of scientists at Yale School of Medicine have found the active ingredient in marijuana, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9-THC) increases random neural activity, known as neural noise, in the brains of healthy drug-users. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3345090/Just-HALF-joint-cannabis-causes-psychosis-like-effects-healthy-people-s-similar-schizophrenia-say-experts.html#ixzz3tJrLAuG0 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Barbara Boxer, a day after the San Bernardino massacre:

    12/03/2015 7:33:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 3, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via the Free Beacon, the first rule of politics in action: When you’ve got a big “success” on your hands, you’ve gotta tout it. Is it true, as she says, that gun violence is way down in California since they started passing more gun-grabbing laws? Sure. It’s also down in states that haven’t passed such laws. Gun violence has been dropping across America for 20 years now, although the decline has leveled off a bit over the last few years (possibly due to more suicides over economic despair). Here’s a stat I’ve seen before but which boggles my mind even...