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  • Trump stage-rusher has Go Fund Me page (Tommy DiMassimo)

    05/05/2016 11:11:36 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 43 replies
    AJC ^ | 04 MAY 16 | Dan Klepal
    Tommy DiMassimo, the Wright State University student with Atlanta ties who in March rushed the stage at an Donald Trump rally in Ohio, has raised $340 from 10 people through a Go Fund Me page for his legal defense as of Wednesday afternoon. His funding goal is $25,000, according to the page. DiMassimo was arrested March 12 after he vaulted a stage barrier and rushed to the back of the stage in a hangar near Dayton International Airport in Vandalia, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton. His Go Fund Me page gets political, saying that he rushed the stage “not to...
  • GA: Governor Deal Decides on Campus Carry Today

    05/03/2016 9:31:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Georgia Governor Nathan deal has said that he will either sign or veto the Campus Carry bill passed by the Georgia legislature today, 3 May, 2016. The bill was very popular in the legislature, passing with wide margins. The bill passed the House 113 to 59, and the Senate 37 to 17.  As the Legislature is adjourned, their is no reasonable possibility of a veto override. From 11alive.com: The May 3 deadline is here for Gov. Nathan Deal to make his decision whether to sign or veto the 'Campus Carry' bill. After the religious freedom bill, which Deal vetoed...
  • GA: Government Employees Right to Bear Arms Restored

    04/28/2016 8:22:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image courtesy accesswdun.com by Rob Moore On April 5th, the City Council of Demorest, Georgia voted to restore the right to bear arms to city employees.  From accesswdun.com: DEMOREST — Demorest officials say they have passed a groundbreaking personnel policy amendment believed to be the first of its kind in Georgia. Tuesday night, the city council voted unanimously to amend the city's personnel policy to allow city employees with a valid concealed carry permit to carry their weapons during the workday. The policy may be the first for a city in Georgia, but it is a growing trend in...
  • Walmart loss prevention officer killed pursuing suspected shoplifter

    04/11/2016 10:11:00 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies
    WSBTV.COM ^ | 11 APRIL 2016 | NICOLE EMMETT
    Channel 2's Darryn Moore was the first reporter at the scene at Walmart where he talked to police. “The subject had several flat screens in a shopping cart he was trying to push out the door,” Lilburn Police Department Capt. Thomas Bardugon said. Lilburn police gave Moore the photo of the murder suspect. He is bald and was wearing dark pants.
  • GA: Governor Deal Questions Campus Carry

    03/21/2016 1:52:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Georgia campus carry bill has caused some concern in Governor Deal's office.  It is not clear what, if anything, Governor Deal means to do.  However, he issued a troubling statement on Tuesday, 15 March, about a day after he recieved the campus carry bill, HB859. The bill passed the House 113 to 59, and the Senate 37 to 17.   A two thirds vote is needed for a veto override. There are sufficient votes in the Senate to override, but the House would be problematical.  Governor Deal did not say that he intended to veto the campus carry bill. ...
  • Georgia Campus Carry Passes Senate; Goes to Governor Deal

    03/13/2016 6:55:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    he Georgia campus carry bill is moving forward.  On February 22, the House passed HB859 113 to 59.  The bill has a number of compromises.  It bans guns at athletic events, which would likely pass Constitutional muster.  It also retains a ban on guns in housing, including the privately owned housing of fraternity and sorority houses.  On 11 March, the Senate passed HB859 37 to 17.  From wsbtv.com: Georgia’s state Senate voted to approve a bill allowing licensed gun owners to carry concealed weapons on public college campuses. The proposal backed by the National Rifle Association won support from...
  • GA: Business Owner Requires Employees to be Armed

    02/27/2016 7:06:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In Georgia, a business owner has taken a pioneering step in employee relations.  He is requiring his employees to obtain a concealed carry permit and to carry guns openly in his places of business.  I have been predicting that this would happen for a while. There are so many advantages, and so few disadvantages, that it is hard to see the idea failing to be adopted all over the country.  The only refinement that seems likely, is to require job applicants to have a concealed carry permit *before* they apply. From wsoctv.com: An Atlanta business owner with several offices...
  • Marco Rubio: Donald Trump Should Sue Whoever Messed Up His Face

    02/27/2016 12:31:13 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 273 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/27/16 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) continued to ridicule his opponent for the presidency Donald Trump in front of a raucous rally of, according to the Rubio campaign, 7,000 people in Georgia this afternoon. Rubio told the crowd that Trump had been flying aboard “Hair Force One” tweeting mean things at him on Twitter. “[It’s] amazing to me that the guy with the worst spray tan in America is attacking me for putting on makeup,” Marco Rubio shot back with a grin. “Donald Trump likes to sue people, he should sue whoever did that to his face.”
  • GA: Campus Carry Moves Forward

    02/27/2016 9:50:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Yesterday, 22 February, 2016, the Georgia House passed a campus safety act that restores some of the Second Amendment rights to people who have a Georgia Weapons Carry License (WCL).  In 2014, a gun law reform bill passed that seemed to allow carry on campus for people with a WCL, but the wording allowed for ambiguity of interpretation.  The reform passed by the house yesterday is clear and unambiguous. From HB859(pdf):  15 "(19)(A) Any license holder when he or she is in any building or on real property16 owned by or leased to any public technical school, vocational school,...
  • LIVE THREAD:Trump rally in Atlanta 2/21/2016 @ 4:00 (EST) Georgia World Congress Center

    02/21/2016 7:41:50 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 784 replies
    Sunday, February 21, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia World Congress Center. The event is scheduled to begin at 4:00 PM EST. I live in LaGrange,GA only 52 miles from the area. I have tickets to attend, but I'm told already that lines are forming for the 4:00pm event. In our local mall there is a mural size black and white photograph of John Kennedy in a convertible, riding through downtown LaGrange in October 10, 1960 for a campaign stop. At the time, there were roughly 23,000 people living...
  • Trump Again Threatens to Sue Cruz, Reveals Self-Serving Motive

    02/16/2016 9:12:10 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 77 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 16, 2016 | WALTER HUDSON
    If you need further evidence that Donald Trump is running for president in order to serve the best interests of Donald Trump, here it is from the Associated Press: ...
  • Cruz on Trump's win: NH a good state for liberal Republicans

    02/11/2016 5:50:30 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 181 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 10, 2016
    Cruz on Trump's win: NH a good state for liberal Republicans...
  • ISIS releases ‘Kill List’ of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 173 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released ‘Kill List’, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • GA: Black CCW holder exonerated; 2011 case dismissed as Self Defense

    08/05/2015 4:41:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Four years later, a black man is exonerated by the criminal justice system.  In September, 2011, Vernon Michael Rich, Jr. pictured above, gave a ride to co-worker who was worried about a violent attack by her ex.  From savannahnow.cm: The woman told police Wells walked up behind her as Rich was turning his car around to leave. Wells started arguing with her, demanding to know who Rich was. Wells tried to hit the woman, police said, but she backed away and sprayed him with Mace. That’s when Wells allegedly walked over to Rich’s car and started hitting him as...
  • GA: Rockdale Sherrif Calls Open Carrier Hero

    06/07/2015 10:09:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Open carrier Todd Scott. In the attempted mass shooting at the Conyers Magnet Package store, customer Todd Scott was openly carrying his Smith & Wesson 4013STW.   When the active shooter opened fire, Todd took cover, evaluated the situation, and returned fire.  At that point the active shooter left the store, returned to his parents home, and shot and wounded them.  Rockdale Sheriff Eric Levett said that Todd Scott was a Hero.  From rockdalenews.com: There were three customers, who weren't injured in the incident, inside the liquor store. One customer, Todd Scott, returned fired from a handgun from the back...
  • GA: Governor Deal Signs Gun Reform Law on 12 May

    05/17/2015 6:36:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Deal signed the gun law reform bill, HB 492(pdf), into law on Tuesday the 12th of May, 2015.  The law is one of a multitude of gun law reforms sweeping the nation since President Obama took office.    Some laws, such as the  constitutional carry law passed in Kansas this year, offer sweeping restoration of second amendment rights that have been slowly infringed on over the last century.  Others offer more incremental change. HB 492 is one of the latter.  It cleans up some language from previous bills, and makes some small improvements.  From georgiacarry.org: 1) Clarifies that government...
  • GA: Iconic Picture of Modern Crime Prevention

    03/29/2015 7:22:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In Cobb County, Georgia, a passerby took this iconic picture of modern crime prevention.  In it, a bank robbery suspect, a black male millennial, is being held at gun point by a white haired and fit member of what appears to be the boomer generation.  It is clear that the armed boomer knows what he is doing and has the situation well in hand.  The iconic nature of the picture is enhanced in that it was taken by an ordinary citizen turned reporter/photographer on the instant. While not certain, the pistol used to stop the crime may well be...
  • Booby-Trapped, Zombie-Killing Properties From ‘The Walking Dead’ Now for Sale on eBay for Only…

    03/02/2015 5:10:58 PM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 2, 2015 | Zach Noble
    Ever watch a TV show about a zombie apocalypse ravaging a town and say to yourself, “I’d buy that place”? eBay has the deal you’ve been looking for. Nine properties in downtown Grantville, Georgia, are up for sale online, and while the seller has done plenty of renovation work on the realty, the properties’ biggest selling point might be the fact that the town was featured on AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” WXIA-TV reported. The asking price: $680,000. ... The town was featured in “The Walking Dead” third season episode “Clear” as a booby-trapped killing zone.
  • GA: Moving after this Shooting made sense

    02/03/2015 12:07:43 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A legally armed man stopped a string of robberies related to online ads in Georgia, by shooting and killing the robber.   It appears that at least four other robberies were committed before the robber was shot.   The old adage, if it looks to good to be true, it probably is, applies.  In a twist, the robber offered high prices for the goods, then robbed the victims of the goods at gunpoint.  It is more common for robbers who set people up online to pretend to be sellers, who then steal the cash.  Cash is much more desirable than property,...
  • Atlanta's Fire Chief Fired for Espousing Christian Beliefs

    01/08/2015 2:29:30 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    NC Register ^ | January 8, 2015 | MATTHEW ARCHBOLD
    The mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed announced today the firing of the city's fire chief for the crime of being a Christian, according to news reports. It seems the fire chief, Kelvin Cochran, wrote a book for his Bible study group in which he espoused actual Christian beliefs. How dare he? But his firing doesn't infringe on religious freedom at all, so says the mayor. "This is not about religious freedom, this is not about free speech" the mayor reportedly said. "Judgement is the basis of the problem." So there you have it. If you're fired for being a Christian...
  • When Moms Demand followers call them on a lie…

    12/24/2014 10:25:07 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    gunfreezone.net ^ | 12/23/2014 | Miguel
    In a very well crafted post, Moms makes you believe that anybody in Georgia can go through a security checkpoint carrying a weapon. Unfortunately for Moms, the law in Georgia is not quite incendiary as they want to make-believe.
  • Local activists arrested for shutting down Buckhead intersection ... (Atlanta)

    12/21/2014 1:54:07 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 28 replies
    Creative Loafing ^ | 12/20/2014 | Max Blau
    On the weekend before Christmas, last-minute shoppers descended upon Buckhead to pick up last-minute gifts for their friends and family. And protesters, who in recent weeks have taken to Atlanta's streets over the non-indictments of police officers responsible for the killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y., decided to stage one of their most disruptive demonstrations yet by shutting down a major intersection near two of Atlanta's biggest shopping centers. Atlanta Police this afternoon arrested more than a dozen protesters who blocked traffic for more than 90 minutes at Peachtree and Lenox roads...
  • GA:"We is teenagers, don't shoot me"

    11/21/2014 9:04:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 47 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Has the use of the word "teenager" by the old media given criminal teens a sense of immunity?   You see it again and again. Trayvon Martin is constantly referred to as a teenager, as though that somehow absolved him of his crimes. Most male children, who are brought up in intact families, do not become predatory creatures in their teens.   But for those who do not have strong, moral, male role models in their lives, especially if this is the default position in their community, predation is a common role. In a home invasion in Georgia, the homeowner grabbed...
  • GA:Successful Disarm by Homeowner

    11/16/2014 4:13:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Jabari Sadler demonstrates the disarm.  You can see the bullet hole in the door. In a home invasion in Atlanta, a father protected his wife and children with a successful disarm of one of the invaders. Multiple people were on separate floors of the three level home when the four invaders broke the door down.  It appears that only one home invader had a gun.  He was left guarding the family on a lower floor while the three other invaders rushed upstairs and gathered TVs, phones, and other valuables. The grandmother was hiding under a bed on the third...
  • Elbert Guillory needs a speaking slot at the 2016 GOP Convention (Vanity)

    11/03/2014 6:12:30 AM PST · by Din Maker · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 3, 2014 | Din Maker
    I'm sure most of you have seen the ad(s) made by LA State Senator Elbert Guillory. The ad(s) are geared to the Black Communities in LA, NC and GA, telling them, more or less: "The Democrats and Limousine Liberals are keeping you on the plantation and do nothing for you until they need your votes." The NC ad, for example ends with: "It's time to send Kay Hagan home." If you've not seen the ad, just click on YouTube above. Now, to my main point: And this is NOT "Identity Politics", it's just smart politics. I think the RNC needs...
  • Michelle Nunn’s Hopes in Georgia Are Fading in Final Stretch

    11/03/2014 1:36:14 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/02/2014 | Nate Cohn
    One of the few bits of bad news for Republicans over the last couple of months was the Georgia Senate race, where the Democrat, Michelle Nunn, pulled into a tie with the Republican, David Perdue, after a 2005 deposition was revealed in which Mr. Perdue said that he was proud of his record of outsourcing. But most polls over the last week or so show Mr. Perdue retaking a lead, with Ms. Nunn now trailing by about two or three percentage points. Mr. Perdue’s gains come from white voters. He now leads Ms. Nunn by about 40 percentage points among...
  • Poll: Perdue surges ahead of Nunn [women driving surge]; Deal leads Carter

    10/30/2014 2:51:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Atlanta Business Chronicle ^ | October 29, 2014 | Carla Caldwell
    Republican David Perdue h as surged ahead of Democrat Michelle Nunn in the race to fill the senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, according to the latest poll by SurveyUSA conducted for Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast partner WXIA-TV. With less than a week to go before the election, Perdue has 48 percent of the vote. Nunn has 45 percent. In a SurveyUSA poll last week, Nunn held 46 percent of the vote and Perdue had 44 percent. Libertarian Senate candidate Amanda Swafford polled at 3 percent. Five percent of voters are undecided. Perdue's gain is credited...
  • GA: Fight or Die

    10/26/2014 8:06:43 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    When confronted by an armed criminal, common advice for an armed citizen has been to evaluate the threat.   If complying with the criminal, such as giving them money, a cell phone, or other items, is evaluated as low risk, it may be best to comply.   The evaluation is often stated something like this:  Does it appear that your assailant is going to seriously harm or kill you, or do you believe that they will simply leave? If you believe that they are going to kill you in any case, then pick your best chance of resistance and...
  • Obama to Atlanta Radio Station: A Michelle Nunn Win Means We Keep the Senate and Keep Passing My

    10/23/2014 12:05:41 PM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    National review Online ^ | October 23, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    President Obama just directly linked himself to another red-state Democrat Senate candidate. Calling in to Atlanta’s V-103 radio station on Thursday, the president said a Michelle Nunn victory in Georgia “means that Democrats keep control of the Senate” and could continue moving forward with his agenda.
  • FAS (Fed Am Scientist) Report: Iraqi Precursor Chemicals Stored Separately for Weapon-side Mixing

    06/04/2003 6:47:53 AM PDT · by HatSteel · 69 replies · 1,549+ views
    FAS.org ^ | Federation of American Scientists
    FAS | Nuke | Guide | Iraq | CW |||| Index | Search | Join FAS Chemical Weapons Programs Iraq started research into the production of chemical weapons agents in the 1970s and started batch production of agents in the early 1980s. At that stage, production was heavily reliant on the import of precursor chemicals from foreign suppliers. In 1982, early in the Iran-Iraq War, the Iraqis used riot control agents to repel Iranian attacks. They progressed to the use of CW agents in mid-1983 with mustard, and in March 1984 with tabun (the first use ever of a nerve...
  • U.S. faces sixth case of Ebola as latest American falls ill

    10/04/2014 12:17:28 PM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 3, 2014 | Susan Heavey
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has seen six cases of the Ebola virus in recent weeks affecting five Americans and a Liberian. Two of the cases surfaced this week, raising concerns about wider spread of the disease, which has killed at least 3,439 people in the current outbreak in West Africa.All of the Americans contracted the disease while in West Africa and were diagnosed there before returning home for treatment. The Liberian fell ill and tested positive during a visit to Dallas.Below are details on the six U.S. cases so far
  • Egypt trying to reposition itself as bastion of stability

    09/12/2014 7:08:40 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Ahram ^ | Thursday 11 Sep 2014 | Dina Ezzat
    Next week, when President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi arrives in New York at the head of the Egyptian delegation to the UN General Assembly he will likely seek to put an end to questions of his legitimacy as head of state. He will also, according to the same diplomatic argument, be ending the “diplomatic isolation” that “some countries” – the reference is always made to Qatar and Turkey – have tried to impose on Egypt. This said, Cairo officials, including the head of the state himself, are aware that when all is said and done, ”the return of Egypt,” as would be...
  • GA: Store Owner Proud of Armed Employee

    08/29/2014 10:03:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Suspect in five crimes In Georgia, on Sunday, 24 August, a criminal attempted to rob the Shell Food Mart at about 4 a.m.  It did not turn out as expected.   The clerk pulled out his own gun and chased the robber from the store.   The suspect (perhaps accidentally) fired his gun as he ran off.  From wjcl.com: Surveillance video shows the suspect approach the counter, pull out a hand gun, and start waving it around. Patel then reaches under the counter and pulls out his own gun. The suspect ran and Patel is seen on video chasing him out...
  • GA: 73-Year-Old Woman Shoots Burglar: Serves Police Treats

    08/23/2014 2:38:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Suspect Jaime Lewis When you are an elderly woman, you are likely to have more leeway in how you interact with criminals.  It is partly a matter of being more vulnerable; and partly a matter of the statistics reinforcing the stereotype that women are less aggressive than men.  In Georgia, a 73-Year-Old woman shot an intruder through her bedroom door, after he had broken into the house.  The woman heard the doorbell ring a little before 10 pm, but did not answer.  She saw a truck parked in the middle of an intersection, and called 911.   From ajc.com:...
  • Nunn won't commit to voting for Harry Reid

    08/23/2014 7:09:12 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 22, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn won't commit to voting for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) if she wins her Senate race. "I look forward to changing the composition in the leadership of the Senate. The way that we’re going to change Washington is to bring more people to recognize — to have the humility to recognize — that there are good ideas on both sides of the aisle," Nunn told reporters following a forum with her opponent, businessman David Perdue (R). "I will vote for the Democratic leader that I think best represents our capacity to get things done and...
  • Athens, GA mayor attempting to put brakes on proposed resettlement of (more?) refugees

    08/21/2014 12:33:43 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 7 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | Aug 21, 2014 | Ann Corcoran
    Another “pocket of resistance?” LOL! I can see “Welcoming America” scurrying to Athens at this very minute! In July we reported on a plan by US State Department contractor—International Rescue Committee (IRC)—to open an office and begin resettling Congolese refugees to Athens, GA. Now comes news (hat tip: Joanne) that the Democratic mayor, Nancy Denson, is throwing cold water on the scheme by asking the IRC to “present a formal refugee integration plan.” That is exactly what every town or city faced with this crisis (yes, a crisis when a refugee contractor comes to your town!) should do—demand a plan...
  • GA: Teen Mother Fights Home Invaders

    08/09/2014 6:53:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Kayla Walker's Residence In Georgia, a teenage mother fought back against two home invaders. She managed to fight her way to a shotgun, and that persuaded them to retreat. Her attempt to fire was met with a very loud "click" as the firing pin connected with an empty chamber. From wnem.com: "But by the time I got in here, they was coming in and I was pushing them back out as hard as I could," she said. Walker said she immediately pushed the man out of the house, but another man behind him pushed them both back inside, knocking...
  • Georgia Runoff: Republicans Pick Senate and House Nominees Tuesday

    07/21/2014 6:04:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 50 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 7/21/14 | Emily Cahn
    Georgia Republicans will pick their nominee for Senate in a runoff Tuesday, ending Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn’s nine-week wait for an opponent in the open-seat contest. The Senate contest has reverberated around the Peach State, creating three open-seat House races with GOP runoffs that will also be decided Tuesday. In the statewide race, many Republicans said Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., has a small edge over former Dollar General and Reebok CEO David Perdue. Both of whom have spent millions on the anticipated low-turnout contest, and polls close at 7 p.m. In May, Perdue came in first in a seven-candidate Republican...
  • PCA General Assembly Adopts Expression of Support for Sanctity of Life and Marriage

    06/22/2014 3:35:23 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 15 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 6-22-14 | Staff
    Be it resolved that the Presbyterian Church in America expresses its gratitude to the Lord for sustaining by His grace ministers of the gospel, chaplains, and Christians serving in the public sphere who are experiencing ostracism, penalties, and persecution for taking a Biblically faithful sand for the sanctity of human life and declining to participate in the cultural redefinition of marriage.
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (Northeast and South)

    05/09/2014 12:57:12 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 58 replies
    NORTHEAST and SOUTH There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Maine: BRUCE POLIQUIN, MAINE-2, JUNE 10th .... Open Seat Endorsed by: Maine Right to Life, Freedom Works Bruce Poliquin -- FACEBOOK -- TWITTER -- DONATEFreedomWorks: "As a...
  • GA: Restaurant Changes Mind, Welcomes Gun Carriers

    05/21/2014 5:22:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In a scenario that has recurred all over the nation, a restaurant in Georgia briefly put up a "NO GUNS" sign, became educated, and took it down.  This is the usual course of events that has occurred as antiquated gun laws have been reformed.   Georgia recently passed  a bill that reformed one of the last laws in the nation that forbid armed citizens from eating in restaurants that also serve alcohol.  Louisiana passed a similar reform shortly after, becoming the 50th state in the nation to have this freedom.   From wrdw.com in Augusta, Georgia: "I come up and see...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (South & Midwest)

    05/15/2014 1:52:48 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 80 replies
    THIS IS FOR THE SOUTH AND MIDWEST (NORTHEAST, WEST, AND CALIFORNIA are in separate threads and updates are coming, see links below) This is an update of previous threads. There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Georgia:...
  • Seven Candidates Vie for the 10th in Monroe Debate

    05/13/2014 8:46:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    archconuga.com ^ | Colin Daniels
    In a field that already has six candidates — Lt. Colonel Stephen Simpson, businessman Mike Collins, pastor Jody Hice, state Rep. Donna Sheldon and Brian Slowinski —, attendees of the Monroe 10th Congressional debate on Tuesday were introduced to a seventh: former U.S. Marine Mitchell Swan, who only recently entered a race that the others have been in for months. There wasn’t even standing room left for those who arrived late. Jody Hice, who hails from the area, held a barbeque behind the event’s location for his supporters. Politics and barbeque are an undeniably popular pairing in the Peach State,...
  • GA:Carrollton to Settle Gun Ban Lawsuit

    05/03/2014 6:28:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    GeorgiaCarry.org  has  been suing the city of Carrollton, Georgia for nearly a year.  The City banned the carry of firearms on a miles long walking trail that circles the city.  The  trail has about 6 miles completed out of 16 planned miles. Now that Governor Deal has signed HB 60 into law, the city has lost even the pretence of a defense for its ordinance, no. 70-77. HB 60 made the Georgia strong preemption law stronger.  Here is a discussion of the preemption change at GeorgiaCarry.org: MORE PREEMPTION OF LOCAL GUN RESTRICTIONS ON PUBLIC PROPERTY: House Bill 60 restricts...
  • Diploma burning planned in protest against ban on undocumented students at UGA

    04/26/2014 8:13:10 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies
    Online Athens ^ | April 26, 2014 | ANDRE GALLANT
    Undocumented immigrant students will gather at noon Monday at the University of Georgia Arch to protest a ban that bars them from the state’s top-tier universities. Demonstrators plan to burn high school diplomas and march to the office of UGA President Jere Morehead and demand that he make a statement in support of reversing the 2010 State Board of Regents policy that keeps undocumented immigrants out of institutions like UGA, said Eduardo Samaniego of the Georgia Dreamers Alliance, one of the groups organizing Monday’s protest. Samaniego said protestors want to speak directly to Morehead and will commit “civil disobedience” in...
  • GA: Governor Deal Signs Modest Gun Reform Bill

    04/26/2014 9:51:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Deal signed Georgia's modest gun law reform today, 23 April, 2014.  Gun law reform has been stalled in Georgia for several years, leading to the measure that makes several modest changes in Georgia's law.   None of the changes are particularly radical.   All, with one possible  exception, have been adopted in other states before this law was passed.  From FoxNews.com: The bill makes several changes to state law. It allows those with a license to carry to bring a gun into a bar without restriction and into some government buildings that don't have certain security measures. It also allows...
  • Senate hopeful hits her stride [Karen Handel-GA]

    04/23/2014 4:58:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2014 | Jessica Taylor
    ALPHARETTA, Ga. — In the crowded Georgia GOP Senate primary, Karen Handel could be hitting her stride at just the right time. The former Georgia secretary of State’s underfunded campaign has struggled to break out of the seven-way race, but a recent slight against her lack of a college degree from her top opponent has given her a new and salient opening. Boosted by an endorsement from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and missteps from her male opponents, Handel may have hit a sweet spot with less than a month to go before the May 20 primary to succeed retiring...
  • Gun Gripes Episode 85: Final Farewell (Barry Elliot of Iraqveteran8888 has passed) (video only)

    04/15/2014 6:08:40 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 4-14-2014 | Iraqveteran8888
    Earnest 'Barry' Elliot 3/11/1955 - 4/12/2014
  • These Are America’s 10 Most Dangerous Small Cities

    03/31/2014 6:27:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 96 replies
    http://www.movoto.com ^ | March 26, 2014 | Randy Nelson
    If you’re hoping to escape from big city crime, look elsewhere. These places actually defy the stereotype of smaller cities being safer. When you see small towns on TV and in movies, they’re almost always idyllic places where the American dream is thriving and neighbors all know each other. That, and unless you’re watching a whodunnit, no one’s ever the victim of a crime. In reality, small cities are surprisingly similar to all the others, meaning that there are good ones and bad. While the Movoto Real Estate Blog has been writing lately about America’s safest places, we thought we’d...
  • GA:Gun Reform Bill Passes Legislature, Next to Governor

    03/22/2014 8:15:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    HB60, as the bill finally came to be know after a tortuous trip through the Georgia Legislature, finally passed the house today 112 to 58, and now awaits action from Governor Deal.  The Governor has this to say, on his reelection website: "As governor, Deal has signed every pro-gun rights bill to reach his desk."   He makes the promise that he will continue to do the same.  From georgieacarry.org, he has these options: A) He may sign the bill and it becomes law on July 1, 2014 B) He may veto the bill and send it back to the...