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  • Woman Tries to Shoot Barber Who Cut Her Hair (Gun Jammed)

    02/11/2016 12:48:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    CBS8 ^ | Feb 10, 2016
    A woman upset about a haircut she'd gotten at a North Park barber shop on Wednesday returned a few hours later and allegedly tried to gun down the barber, who escaped harm only because the weapon jammed. Adrian Blanche Swain, 29, allegedly tried to open fire on the barber with a pistol at the barber shop in the 3900 block of 30th Street shortly before 12:30 p.m. She allegedly pulled the trigger three times to no avail, according to San Diego police Sgt. Ray Battrick. ``The gun had bullets but malfunctioned,''
  • Reagan Packed Heat. Now Everyone’s In on The Gun-Toting Fantasy(Eleanor Roosevelt?)

    02/08/2016 6:14:23 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | 2/6/2016 | Rick Perlstein
    This past June, pulp novelist Brad Meltzer revealed that while he was touring Secret Service headquarters for research on a White House thriller, agents shared with him what Meltzer called a "secret." President Ronald Reagan packed heat. "It's true," they said. "A .38. Reagan used to hide it in his briefcase and take it on Air Force One." Not a secret, actually. Edmund Morris said the same thing in Dutch. And Ronald Kessler's In the President's Secret Service reported that "Reagan confided to one agent that on his first presidential trip to the Soviet Union in May 1988, he had...
  • Washington University and United Way join forces on gun violence prevention

    02/07/2016 7:45:41 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    source.wustl.edu ^ | 2/5/2016 | Julie Hail Flory
    Washington University in St. Louis and the United Way of Greater St. Louis have formed a joint partnership that aims to provide support and resources to local initiatives that are uniting in their efforts to combat gun violence in the region.
  • Hillary Clinton Will End Private Gun Ownership(Rigghhtt!)

    02/06/2016 8:20:11 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | Don McDougall
    For the 1st time in American history, the leading candidate for the Democrat party is running on a platform that would prohibit the private ownership of firearms. How can this be? It was Kennedy and McGovern who blunted Nixon's desire to ban handguns. Bush 41 banned more guns that Bill Clinton. Where before the 2nd Amendment was a bi-partisan issue with nuanced degrees of interpretation now one of the political party's wants it destroyed!
  • How Garden & Gun Magazine Defies Industry Slump

    02/03/2016 7:51:13 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1 feb 2016 | JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG
    Since it made its debut in April 2007, the publication has hewed to its own course, focusing on everything Southern from ham biscuits to bird-dog trainers... it remains tightly focused on food, drink, the land, travel, and the sporting life, including bird hunting and shotguns. Roughly 72% of subscribers live in the Southeast or Southwest... “Our audiences are very different,” said Sid Evans, the former editor-in-chief of Garden & Gun who now edits Southern Living. He noted that more than 90% of Southern Living’s subscribers are female. Women account for about 47% of Garden & Gun’s subscribers.... At a time...
  • 92-year-old San Jacinto resident fires gun at axe-wielding burglar

    02/03/2016 7:05:01 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 10 replies
    riversidecountynewssource ^ | February 1, 2016 | Trevor Montgomery
    San Jacinto, California , A 92-year-old WWII veteran fired a shot at a burglary suspect on Jan. 31, after the unidentified man attempted to gain access into the victim’s residence. The suspect reportedly attempted to smash his way through a garage door of the residence before shattering a window and attempting to climb into the home. The suspect was reportedly not hit by the fired shot, sheriff Sgt. Craig McDonald wrote about the incident. area of Chase St., where yesterday's attempted burglary occurred. Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s San Jacinto Police Station responded to a 911 call at about...
  • Man Drove His Two Teenage Kids to Planned Parenthood to Spray Pro-Lifers With Tomato Juice

    01/30/2016 10:46:20 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Micaiah Bilger
    Though often under-reported in the mainstream media, pro-life advocates who protest outside of abortion centers often are targets of harassment and sometimes violence. On Wednesday in Arizona, pro-life protesters were targeted by a man and his two teenage children in a drive-by incident, according to 12 News in Phoenix. Police arrested 34-year-old David Turner after he allegedly had his 14-year-old daughter use a squirt gun to spray tomato juice from his car onto pro-lifers standing outside a Tempe Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, the report states. According to authorities, the father bought a water gun and tomato juice on Wednesday morning...
  • Experts Say You Should Be Screened for Depression Annually

    01/27/2016 11:42:43 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    Shapre.com ^ | 001/26/2016 | Kylie GIlbert
    The new guidelines, updated for the first time since 2009 and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, come from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force—an independent volunteer panel of primary care doctors that makes prevention-based medical recommendations. The panel previously advised that adults should be screened for depression when mental health services were available, a limitation the panel says is no longer needed now that screening services are more widely available and accepted as a part of mental health care. Better yet, the panel gave its recommendation a "B" grading, which means depression screening must be covered...
  • Stun Gun Racial Disparities

    01/27/2016 2:19:06 AM PST · by wbarmy · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 27 Jan 2016 | Dave Collins
    Officers in Connecticut last year fired stun guns at blacks and Hispanics at a higher rate than at white suspects, and warned but didn't fire at white suspects at a higher rate than they did blacks or Hispanics, according to preliminary data from the nation's first statewide accounting of the weapons' use by police.
  • 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>
  • Secret Service Asks Uniformed Oklahoma Police Chief To Leave Trump Rally

    01/22/2016 6:17:39 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 63 replies
    News 9 ^ | Jan 20, 2016 | NewsOn6.com
    The U.S. Secret Service escorted the Mounds police chief out of Tulsa's Mabee Center on Wednesday because he was carrying his gun, he says.Chief Tim McDaniel was there with his family to see Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speak. He was in uniform when he was told he either needed to check his gun or leave."I think it's interesting, because in Mr. Trump's debate the other night, he actually said that officers are some of the most mistreated people in the country, and I come up to see the man and I'm mistreated,” McDaniel said.McDaniel said he didn't want to...
  • Sheriff: A Gun In Your Hand Sure Beats ‘A Cop On the Phone’

    01/18/2016 6:00:23 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/17/16 | Awr Hawking
    Florida Sheriff Grady Judd is urging residents in his county to arm up, stressing that it is "more important to have a gun in your hand than a cop on the phone." Judd is Sheriff of Polk County. According to Fox News, "Judd believes guns allow citizens to defend themselves when police cannot." Moreover, he wants criminals to know that citizens in his county will defend themselves. Following an incident where a home invasion suspect was shot earlier this month, Judd said, "If you are foolish enough to break into someone's home, you can expect to be shot in Polk...
  • Biden: ‘The Second Amendment Says You Can Limit Who Can Own A Gun’ [Video]

    01/12/2016 9:38:06 AM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/12/16 | Steve Guest
    Vice President Joe Biden says “the Second Amendment says you can limit who can own a gun.” In an interview with CNN’s Gloria Borger on Monday, Biden said, “people who are criminals shouldn’t have guns. People who are schizophrenic and have mental illnesses shouldn’t have guns.” The Second Amendment says on the matter, “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Biden was asked by Borger, “So does Bernie Sanders has to change position on gun manufacturers in order to have
  • Five Times Elderly People Used Guns To Save Themselves

    01/10/2016 11:02:40 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 10, 2016 | Casey Harper
    The Daily Caller News Foundation analyzed 195 cases where gun owners used their firearms to successfully defend themselves from crooks and home invaders, and found an impressive number of elderly people used guns to defend their lives and property. In light of President Barack Obama's executive action on gun control Tuesday, TheDCNF looked at incidents in a period between July 2014 and July 2015. From our analysis, we've compiled five of the most incredible times people 60 and older protected themselves by pulling out a gun. 1. "It was self-defense" A 71-year-old Texas man defended his wife from a robber...
  • To the man I sat next to on the train: I am the gun owner you hate.

    01/10/2016 11:25:34 AM PST · by BridgeOutAhead · 44 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 01/08/2016 | A. Linden
    "Opinions and ideologies make a pretty thin shield against the bullets of a madman. Your liberal self-righteousness and ignorance may have made you feel superior and comfortable, but during that 40-minute train ride to Boston, my gun kept you safe."
  • 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.
  • Silicon Valley should jump into the smart gun market

    01/08/2016 6:01:39 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 49 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 1/8/16 | Michelle Quinn
    ...Ron Conway, the San Francisco angel investor, helped to pioneer the Smart Tech Challenges Foundation, which put up $1 million to fund a variety of ideas that advance gun lock technology. The goal had been to create the "iPhone of guns," Conway said... ...at least some of the more than 30,000 gun deaths each year would be avoided if there were smart guns. In theory, the technology would reduce gun suicides, gun deaths from accidents and deaths involving stolen guns. Smart guns might have particular appeal to law enforcement who have to worry about their weapons being used against them...
  • 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...
  • HIPAA Privacy Rule Modified for Gun Background Checks

    01/06/2016 10:30:32 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 139 replies
    healthcareinfosecurity ^ | 01/06/2016 | Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    HIPAA Privacy Rule Modified for Gun Background Checks http://www.healthcareinfosecurity.com/hipaa-privacy-rule-modified-for-gun-background-checks-a-8780 HIPAA Privacy Rule Modified for Gun Background Checks But Most Providers Won't Be Affected by the Change Marianne Kolbasuk McGee (HealthInfoSec) • January 5, 2016  Jocelyn Samuels, Director of OCR A modification to the HIPAA Privacy Rule designed to help identify those who are prohibited, for specific mental health reasons, from having a firearm will have little impact on most healthcare providers because it's so narrow in scope. See Also: Exploring the Security Requirements for Virtual Machines The change, which is slated to take effect next month, permits only a small...
  • 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 details executive action on gun restrictions

    01/04/2016 4:41:09 PM PST · by NRx · 95 replies
    WaPo ^ | 01-04-2016 | David Nakamura and Juliet Eilperin
    The Obama administration on Monday unveiled a series of new executive actions aimed at reducing gun violence and making some political headway on one of the most frustrating policy areas of President Obama’s tenure. The package, which Obama plans to announce Tuesday, includes 10 separate provisions, White House officials said. One key provision would require more gun sellers — especially those who do business on the Internet and at gun shows — to be licensed and would force them to conduct background checks on potential buyers. Obama would devote $500 million more in federal funds to treating mental illness —...
  • 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....
  • My kid wants to buy a .22 rifle-any suggestions? Vanity

    01/04/2016 1:41:55 PM PST · by cornfedcowboy · 136 replies
    self | 1/4/2016 | self
    My 14 yr old has done a good job saving some money and would like to purchase a .22 rifle. Probably lever action. Don't need anything flashy, but something that won't break the bank. Probably around $300 although I am happy to help him with the $$ if more money is needed. He will use it to walk through the woods and hunt squirrel and rabbit. Would love any Freepers advice what to look for or stay away from. He is a good kid and will keep up on the maintenance.
  • North Carolina Pastor Disarms Vet During New Year's Service

    01/03/2016 4:34:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 3, 2016 | Tim Stelloh
    Bishop Larry Wright had been preaching for about 20 minutes on New Year's Eve when he saw the front door of his North Carolina church swing open. In marched a young disheveled man whom he'd never seen before. In one hand the man had a semi-automatic assault rifle; in the other, a magazine. He wasn't. Wright, 57, is a City Council member. But he was also a career military man a former paratrooper and drill sergeant who retired in 1997 so his training kicked in as he descended the pulpit's three steps: Was there a bullet still in the chamber?...
  • Obama's plan to tighten gun laws sets up rematch with powerful gun rights group NRA

    01/02/2016 9:57:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 2, 2016
    The National Rifle Association, the country's most influential gun-rights supporter, is challenging President Obama's new plan to use his presidential power to tighten firearms laws, calling it a "political stunt" that fails to increase public safety. President Obama said this weekend that he'll meet Monday with Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss his "options” toward curbing gun violence, after ordering his White House team several months ago to identify "new actions" that he can take. The president also said that he's taking action because Congress has failed to act. He is expected to use so-called executive orders to tighten federal...
  • What To Do After A Shooting (after you shoot in self defense - video)

    12/30/2015 11:43:37 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    Video Link Great advice from Don West, co-defense counsel representing George Zimmerman.
  • Police officer practicing 'quick draw skills' shoots gun in airport

    12/26/2015 7:27:39 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 47 replies
    upi ^ | Dec. 25, 2015 | Ed Adamczyk
    DES MOINES, Iowa,- A Des Moines, Iowa, police officer accidentally fired his gun while practicing his quick draw skills in an airport office, a police report says. Officer Brady Pratt, 23, was in a Des Moines International Airport office Wednesday afternoon and drew his weapon to practice "his quick draw skills" and "unknowingly had his finger on the trigger and discharged a round into the ceiling tile," the report states. The bullet struck the ceiling, traveled through a wall and into a ceiling tile in an unoccupied adjacent hallway. No one was injured, but another police officer was present to...
  • COLUMN: Yes I'm a Christian. Yes, I Carry a Gun. No, It's not 'Hypocritical'...

    12/22/2015 7:21:56 AM PST · by StevenCrowder · 22 replies
    So this is an open letter that comes from my site. If you like it, I recommend reading it with all the gifs and extra links here => It's better than way, but I know some of you can't be bothered with the extra click, so I've copy/pasted the half-assed one below. Don't know about you, but I'm getting tired of the whole "if you carry a gun, you're not a Christian," meme. As if the notion of self-defense runs contrary to the teaching's of Jesus Christ (spoiler alert: they don't. I almost wrote that in all caps to scream...
  • Why isn't the left afraid of inciting more violence with their anti-gun owner hate speech?

    12/21/2015 3:50:30 PM PST · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-21-15 | DrJohn
    Did you ever notice that pretty much everything is a recruitment tool for ISIS? Ever notice that disagreeing with Obama on anything helps ISIS? Ever notice that pretty much anything can radicalize some people? Gitmo is a recruiting tool for ISIS Barack Obama says Republicans rejecting Syrians are 'potent' ISIS recruiting toolGOP rhetoric is a potent recruiting tool for ISIS Hillary Clinton can't resist the demagoguery: Republican "Clash Of Civilizations" Rhetoric Is A Recruiting Tool For ISIS Clinton goes so far as to blatantly lie: ISIS is "going to people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in...
  • Texas 7th grader told he can’t wear Star Wars shirt because it has weapon on it

    12/13/2015 4:13:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/13/2015 | Taylor Millard
    A Texas 7th grader isn’t being allowed to wear his Star Wars shirt to school because it dared to feature a stormtrooper holding a blaster. From ABC-13 in Houston (emphasis mine). On Thursday, though, school officials told Colton the shirt was banned because it has a gun, or at least a picture of what in the movie is weapon.“It’s political correctness run amok. You’re talking about a Star Wars t-shirt, a week before the biggest movie of the year comes out. It has nothing to do with guns or making a stand. It’s just a Star Wars shirt,” [...
  • TN: Lt. Cmdr Tim White honored for his actions during July 16th shootings

    12/13/2015 12:18:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    WSMV ^ | 14 October, 2015 | Kelly McCarthy
    CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - The American Red Cross honored local heroes during the 8th annual Heroes Luncheon. Among the brave men and women recognized, Lt. Cmdr Tim White gave his first TV interview describing his experiences during the July 16th shootings. Lt. Cmdr Tim White says the community has been so supportive since the attacks. White wants to thank everyone for donating their time and money to help the victims and their families, and for showing the local military their support. "We've been receiving cards, and letters, and gifts to the units and it's been overwhelming, it's been really amazing,"...
  • Banning Gun Sales to People on No-Fly List May Not Be Constitutional, Experts Say (Capt Obvious)

    12/11/2015 6:46:15 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    On Thursday, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced plans to issue an executive order barring anyone listed on federal terrorist watch lists from purchasing a gun in the state. But while the idea of “no fly, no gun” has found growing support following the mass shooting in San Bernardino last week, including that of President Obama, experts say such a policy may be unconstitutional. The problem lies with the terrorist watch lists themselves, which are both secret and routinely updated without the typical due process given to those who are accused of breaking the law, such as court proceedings. Without a...
  • ‘Special kind of dumb’: Gun-grabbing ‘idiot’ Shannon Watts coins ‘new @NRA motto’

    12/09/2015 9:50:03 AM PST · by Torcert · 12 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 8, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    There is literally no low to which Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts will not stoop:Shannon @shannonrwatts New @NRA motto: “We stand with terrorists.” #gunsense #2A #ISIS https://t.co/l6JFhIOVHl Joe Smith @flippers751@shannonrwatts @NRA you truly can't help the lies can you? #gunsense TANSTAAFL @TANSTAAFL23 @shannonrwatts @NRA Shannon Watts beclowns herself yet again. Dana Loesch @DLoesch Professional lobbyist @shannonrwatts calls these kids "terrorists"http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/14/nyregion/14watchlist.html … , http://www.nbcnews.com/id/10725741/ns/us_news-security/t/-year-old-turns-government-no-fly-list/. #SomeMom Don Liscotti @Don78358 @shannonrwatts @NRA pic.twitter.com/1wHqpMle0C
  • Suddenly, there's a surge in interest to buy guns around San Bernardino

    12/08/2015 7:35:05 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 42 replies
    After Gun Boss Armory opened for business Monday morning in a Redlands strip mall, Matt Nicholson was among those who walked through the door. "I've never owned a gun before," Nicholson told an employee behind the counter, who handed him a silver Beretta handgun from a display case. Nicholson, a 23-year-old Redlands resident, said he had thought about buying a firearm in the past. But the attack that claimed 14 lives at a San Bernardino social services center on Wednesday — about five miles away from Gun Boss Armory — made up his mind.
  • 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...
  • Gun Deaths Drop Nationwide

    12/07/2015 1:40:25 AM PST · by wbarmy · 14 replies
    News Max ^ | 06 Dec, 2015 | Greg Richter
    Despite the spike in mass shootings in recent years, gun crime in America is actually decreasing overall, a Washington Post story notes, listing some of the reasons. The Post cites a Pew Research Center study showing 7 deaths by firearm for every 100,000 Americans in 1993, but by 2013, that rate had been cut to 3.6 per 100,000. Some of the reasons cited by the Post include: * More police on the streets. * Police use of computers to pinpoint areas where more patrols are needed. * Decreased alcohol use. * Less lead in the air from gasoline after passage...
  • 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...
  • Gun Debate Yields Page One Editorial

    12/05/2015 6:08:52 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 57 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Dec. 4, 2015 | Ravi Somaiya
    The New York Times is running an editorial on its front page on Saturday, the first time the paper has done so since 1920, calling for greater regulation on guns in the aftermath of a spate of mass shootings. The editorial, headlined “The Gun Epidemic,” describes it as “a moral outrage and a national disgrace that people can legally purchase weapons designed specifically to kill with brutal speed and efficiency.” It suggests drastically reducing the number of firearms, and “eliminating some large categories of weapons and ammunition.” “It is not necessary to debate the peculiar wording of the Second Amendment,”...
  • 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...
  • FReeper Display of Arms and Bearers *2015/12 Thread*

    12/01/2015 9:37:50 AM PST · by conservativeimage.com · 44 replies
    Self | 12/1/15 | Red Fox
    Civil disobedience with guns. (Please read entire post before commenting.) Preppers unite! Stand alone preppers will be easily neutralized by fascist or violent forces. For example, look at this prep list from CheaperThanDirt.com. Can you see what's missing?A: Strength in numbers. This strategy of remaining underground in your own country will be fatal. If you wait until they come before you organize, you're dead. The success of the Bundy Ranch standoff (the Federal Government backing off without one shot fired) is proof of concept - the power of a community armed and unwavering will succeed against overreaching powers. United We...
  • Benghazi Commission: Obama Admin Gun-Running Scheme Armed Islamic State

    11/30/2015 2:14:32 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-30-15 | Edwin Mora
    The Obama administration pursued a policy in Libya back in 2011 that ultimately allowed guns to walk into the hands of jihadists linked to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and al-Qaeda (AQ) in Syria, according to a former CIA officer who co-authored a report on behalf of the Citizen’s Commission on Benghazi (CCB), detailing the gun running scheme. In Congress, the then-bipartisan group known as the “Gang of Eight,” at a minimum, knew of the operation to aid and abet America’s jihadist enemies by providing them with material support. So says Clare Lopez, a former CIA officer and the primary author...
  • Homeless Man's Black Market Submachine Guns and Improvised Silencer

    11/28/2015 7:19:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The LA times has an article about a homeless man who was found in possession of two submachine guns a couple of magazines, a couple of pistols and an improvised suppressor. From the picture it appears that the two submachine guns are a reactivated/remanufactured Sten in 9mm and a reactivated/remanufactured vz.26, which is normally chambered in 7.62x25 caliber, the common East block pistol and submachine gun round that is nearly identical to the 7.65x25 Mauser cartridge. This ad shows the deactivated vz.26 as being available in the European Union for 95 Euros. Parts kits have been available in the...
  • DC Police Chief: ‘Best Option’ Is For Citizens To Take Out Paris-Style Attackers

    In a 60 Minutes interview scheduled to air November 22, Washington DC police chief Cathy Lanier said taking out the gunmen in a Paris-style attack is the “best option” for citizens between the time they call 911 and the moment police arrive.
  • Dem Schakowsky: ISIS Paris Attacks “Chilling Reminder” that US Needs Stricter Gun Laws

    11/18/2015 9:51:11 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/18/15 | Jim Hoft
    Wow- More insanity from the American left. On Friday eight ISIS linked terrorists slaughtered 132 people in Paris. At least one of the Islamists posed as a refugee to enter Europe - in October. The Islamic terrorists gutted their victims on the floor of the Bataclan concert hall. Democrat Rep. Jan Schakowsky from Illinois told SiriuxXM radio that the Paris terrorist attacks last week were a "chilling reminder" that the U.S. needs more restrictive gun laws. France has some of the strictest gun laws in the West. Only terrorists and criminals are packing heat. Via News Alert:
  • Obama: I'm thinking I'll spend my last year in office focused on gun control

    11/17/2015 6:24:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 108 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 17, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Your alternate headline comes from Charles Cooke: “President Obama announces record gun sales in 2016.” So two of his major priorities heading into a presidential election year are (a) gun-grabbing and (b) telling Americans they’re un-American for worrying about importing thousands of Muslims from the site of the most vicious sectarian war on Earth. Good luck, Hillary. "The main thing that I've been trying to communicate over the last several of these horrific episodes is that, contrary to popular belief, Americans are not more violent than people in other developed countries," Mr. Obama said. "But they have more deadly weapons...
  • Is There a FReeper Gun Club?

    11/14/2015 11:07:45 AM PST · by conservativeimage.com · 51 replies
    self | 11/14/15 | Red Fox
    If there is no Free Republic associated firearms bearers organized yet, I will start one.
  • Need some advice on a handgun.

    11/14/2015 12:32:38 AM PST · by GunHoardingCapitalist · 102 replies
    Today | Meeeeeeee
    So I am in no mans land here, I am looking for a hand gun for my daughter for concealed carry. I have not bought one for someone else before however we have been to the range many times and she has handled many firearms over the years. I am a stickler when it comes to, "if it's not comfortable in your hand, you will never shoot it right" philosophy. However, I have big huge man hands so all of them are fit for me, and her hands are a lot smaller. For expert opinion, let me describe her. 5'6"...
  • The New M1 Pistol-The Advisor

    11/12/2015 8:15:36 AM PST · by w1n1 · 60 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 11/12/2015 | D Breteau
    Inland Manufacturing has just announced their new and fascinating pistol. It's an M1, it's a carbine and it's a pistol, but we will have to wait until March 2016 to have one of our very own. The new "Advisor," Inland's M1 pistol, features many of the same characteristics of their original carbines and is modeled after the modified M1 carbines that were a popular conversion made by US Military advisors during the Vietnam Era. These "Military Advisors" found that the compact and reliable M1 carbine could be made even more suitable for their specific missions by cutting the barrels down...