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  • Army: Your new handgun will be a Sig Sauer

    01/20/2017 7:09:32 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 39 replies
    Army Times ^ | 1-19-17 | Meghann Myers
    SIG SAUER, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Army has selected the SIG SAUER Model P320 to replace the M9 service pistol currently in use since the mid-1980’s. Released in 2014, the P320 is a polymer striker-fired pistol that has proven itself in both the United States and worldwide markets. The P320 is the first modular pistol with interchangeable grip modules that can also be adjusted in frame size and caliber by the operator. All pistols will be produced at the SIG SAUER facilities in New Hampshire. The MHS Program provides for the delivery of both full size and compact...
  • Accused Fort Lauderdale airport shooter twice had guns confiscated

    01/15/2017 12:50:17 PM PST · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/15/17 | ap
    Accused Florida airport gunman Esteban Santiago had his guns seized twice by authorities before the Jan. 6 massacre, including a reported confiscation four years ago in Puerto Rico – but on both occasions investigations were closed and Santiago’s guns were returned to him. Santiago, 26, had a gun or guns taken by Penuelas police in Puerto Rico more than four years ago, The Florida Sun-Sentinel reported on Friday, though the reason for the action wasn’t immediately clear. “It had to be some kind of complaint,” police press officer Edward Ramirez said.
  • Man shoots at wife after she eats his grilled cheese sandwich

    01/10/2017 1:13:27 PM PST · by PROCON · 108 replies
    kptv.com ^ | Jan. 10, 2017
    DUNDALK, Maryland (AP/Meredith) - A man who got upset when his wife took a bite of his grilled cheese sandwich opened fire inside his home and sparked an hours-long standoff with police, according to authorities. Baltimore County police worked to diffuse the bizarre situation Sunday night. During the standoff, a woman and three teenagers ran outside the home and told officers a man started shooting through the basement floor after he found out someone ate a piece of his sandwich, WBAL-TV
  • Gun Control Advocates Really Just Want To Ban Guns

    01/06/2017 3:00:13 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 6, 2017 | Dr. John R. Lott
    Gun control advocates keep claiming that they don't want to ban guns — they only want reasonable regulations. But their actions keep saying otherwise. Gun control advocates expressed "concern" after Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz bought each of his offensive linemen a very expensive personalized Beretta shotgun for Christmas this year. If they believe in gun ownership, why should it bother them that law-abiding adults have shotguns? Right before Christmas, President Obama finalized new rules requiring 4.2 million Social Security recipients who have trouble managing their finances to undergo background checks before buying guns. But just because someone can't...
  • Gun Violence and Mental Illness(Psychiatric Perspective)

    01/04/2017 5:26:23 AM PST · by tired&retired · 8 replies
    American Psychiatric Association Publishing ^ | 2016 | Edited by Liza H. Gold, M.D., and Robert I. Simon, M.D.
    Perhaps never before has an objective, evidence-based review of the intersection between gun violence and mental illness been more sorely needed or more timely. Gun Violence and Mental Illness, written by a multidisciplinary roster of authors who are leaders in the fields of mental health, public health, and public policy, is a practical guide to the issues surrounding the relation between firearms deaths and mental illness. Tragic mass shootings that capture headlines reinforce the mistaken beliefs that people with mental illness are violent and responsible for much of the gun violence in the United States. This misconception stigmatizes individuals with...
  • Tucker Carlson SHUTS DOWN Joshua Horwitz Defending Gun Control - 1/3/17 - Fox News

    01/03/2017 10:07:25 PM PST · by malvor · 35 replies
    Tucker Carlson vs Gun Control Activist On Chicago Violence 1/3/17. On January 3, 2017 edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight", Host Tucker Carlson takes on executive director for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Joshua Horwitz. Tucker Carlson grilled the activist on Chicago vilence and where the guns are coming in from
  • Tucker Carlson vs Gun Control Activist On Chicago Violence 1/3/17

    01/03/2017 4:20:47 PM PST · by malvor · 27 replies
    Tucker Carlson vs Gun Control Activist On Chicago Violence 1/3/17. On January 3, 2017 edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight", Host Tucker Carlson takes on executive director for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Joshua Horwitz. Tucker Carlson grilled the activist on Chicago vilence and where the guns are coming in from
  • A Brief Guide to Civil Disobedience with Guns (FReeper Gun Club Final)

    01/01/2017 7:05:06 PM PST · by conservativeimage.com · 19 replies
    Self/Vanity | 1/1/2017 | Red Fox
    Suggestions on how to legally and peacefully protest with firearms. WHY Participate in Civil Disobedience with Guns? Was there a point during the Obama administration that you felt threatened and powerless? Were you convinced the government was sincerely committed to securing your constitutional rights and ensuring law and order? Were you certain that your military and law enforcement were being allowed to keep you safe from invaders, jihadists and revolutionaries? Were you confident your objection to Obama's fundamental transformation was being heard when you voted in 2010, 2014? The Obama administration was a soft tyranny, a silent communist insurgency that...
  • US On Track for Record Foreign Weapon Sales

    12/28/2016 12:37:09 PM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies
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  • Petaluma cops looking for suspect in pellet gun theft at sporting goods store

    12/28/2016 11:50:14 AM PST · by rey · 11 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 28 Dec 2016
    Petaluma police are looking for a man they believe stole a black-and-tan BB gun from Big 5 Sporting Goods. The theft occurred Tuesday about 9 p.m., when a white man, approximately 25 years old, 6 feet tall and weighing about 180 pounds, entered the store and took the gun without paying for it. The man was described as wearing a black beanie cap, black leather jacket, gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, light gray-and-tan shoes and a purple backpack. When employees confronted the man outside the store, he fled on foot. The gun police say he took was a Beretta PX4...
  • 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...
  • Indiana bill seeks to eliminate requirement for gun permits

    12/25/2016 4:41:07 PM PST · by digger48 · 21 replies
    WISH ^ | December 25, 2016, | ap
    <p>NDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gun rights advocates view the upcoming legislative session as their best bet to get rid of an Indiana law that requires a license to carry handguns.</p> <p>The controversial legislation didn’t advance during the 2016 session, but supporters believe this time could be different after sweeping Republican wins on Election Day and the appointment of Republican state Rep. Ben Smaltz to the House Public Policy Committee, which acts as a gatekeeper on such bills.</p>
  • Gun Sales Surge in CA Ahead of Sweeping New Gun Control Laws

    12/20/2016 12:42:00 PM PST · by george76 · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 20, 2016
    California is seeing a big surge in gun sales as the Golden State gets ready to enact sweeping gun control measures. Some Californians are rushing to get their hands on the AR-15, which is America's most popular rifle and a longtime target of gun control proponents. Gun sales, including handguns, are up 40 percent this year in California, while sales of semi-automatic rifles have doubled. The new laws, set to take effect January 1, will ban so-called "assault-style rifles" with easily-detachable magazines. ... today is the last day to make a purchase, since the state has a 10-day waiting period...
  • Army recruiter admits funneling guns to drug cartel

    12/14/2016 11:52:44 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | December 14, 2016 | Guillermo Contreras
    A former Army recruiter from San Antonio has admitted he funneled dozens of assault rifles to operatives of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel last year by organizing other soldiers to help him buy the weapons. Sgt. Julian Prezas, who is facing a disciplinary discharge from the military, pleaded guilty in two separate cases Monday to a total of five counts of lying on federal firearms forms and attempting to export defense articles to Mexico. Prezas, 36, acknowledged acquiring 42 guns — 23 of which were seized and forfeited to the government during the investigation. However, a co-defendant who became an informant told...
  • Virginia men arrested in takedown of New York gun trafficking ring

    12/07/2016 5:55:47 AM PST · by WayneS · 11 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Police have arrested four Virginia men who they say were part of a conspiracy to smuggle guns from their home state into New York City for sale on the street. Prosecutors say 28-year-old Clive Dixon, the suspected ringleader of the group, was apprehended along with three of his suppliers following an investigation into the "iron pipeline" of illegally trafficked firearms. Emmanuel Dentmond, 22, and Teal Holt, Jr., 27, were arrested at separate Virginia Beach residences and are currently in the Virginia Beach City Jail awaiting extradition. According to court documents, between March 28, 2016 and November...
  • TEACHER ARRESTED FOR ATTACKING SEVEN-YEAR-OLD AND BREAKING HIS JAW SAYS HE THOUGHT THE STUDENT HAD A

    12/01/2016 9:55:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | December 1, 2016 | BY HANNAH PARRY FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    FULL TITLE: Teacher arrested for attacking seven-year-old and breaking his jaw says he thought the student had a GUN A Baltimore teacher arrested for breaking a seven-year-old boy's jaw and knocking out several of his teeth claims he thought that the student had a gun. Timothy Randall Korr, 25, is charged with child abuse, second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment of a minor, after he was accused of throwing his young student against the wall. His lawyer, Kurt Nachtman, told ABC that Korr had been told by two students at City Springs Elementary and Middle School Trayvon Grayson had been brandishing...
  • Former NFL and John Curtis HS player Joe McKnight killed in apparent road rage shooting

    12/01/2016 7:30:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 43 replies
    fox8live.com ^ | December 1, 2016 | FOX8Live.com Staff
    TERRYTOWN, LA (WVUE) - Former John Curtis and NFL player Joe McKnight was killed Thursday in a possible road rage shooting at a busy Terrytown intersection, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said it happened just after 3 p.m. at the corner of Behrman Highway and Holmes Boulevard. Two lanes of the roadway were shut down for several hours following the shooting. Multiple witnesses said a man in an Infiniti sedan pulled the victim from his Audi and shot him multiple times after a verbal altercation. Witnesses said the shooter then waited for police...
  • Community Members Question Gun Laws After Teen's Death (West Virginia)

    12/01/2016 6:20:10 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    wowk ^ | December 1, 2016 | Hillary Hall,
    While rainy weather put plans for a community march on hold, several people still showed up to honor 15-year-old James Means. "I thought about it, but I thought that for what I want to stand for rain is pretty small," said Trish Hatfield of Charleston, WV. Means was shot and killed on Charleston's East End last week. Those who still showed up to the march say they hope it will be rescheduled. "If it is in the snow I'll be here in the snow. Whatever I takes to show solidarity with the means family and to really try to begin...
  • Tim Kaine initially blames ‘gun violence’ for Ohio State car-and-knife attack

    11/30/2016 3:52:42 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine said Monday he was saddened by the “senseless act of gun violence” at Ohio State University, even though the attacker used a butcher knife and a car. Mr. Kaine, who ran on the 2016 Democratic ticket with presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, was accused of pushing a gun-control agenda after his Twitter post blaming firearms for the siege. Eleven people were injured in a rampage by Somali-born student Abdul Razak Ali Artan, who drove into a crowd on a sidewalk and then chased bystanders with a knife in what is being investigated as a possible act of...
  • Hero of Ohio State

    11/29/2016 8:12:01 AM PST · by takbodan · 23 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/28/16 | Chris Pandolfo
    The heroic officer who engaged and stopped an armed assailant at Ohio State University has been identified as OSU police officer Alan Horujko.
  • Trump plan calls for nationwide concealed carry and an end to gun bans (Flashback)

    11/11/2016 7:24:06 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 09/18/15 | Katie Zezima
    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump -- who said he has a concealed carry permit -- called for the expansion of gun rights Friday, including making those permits applicable nationwide. In a position paper published on his website Friday afternoon, Trump called for the elimination of gun and magazine bans, labeling them a "total failure." "Law-abiding people should be allowed to own the firearm of their choice. The government has no business dictating what types of firearms good, honest people are allowed to own," Trump wrote.
  • Wisconsin CCW Permits Reach new Heights in 2016

    10/27/2016 6:09:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | October 22, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Wisconsin reached over 300,000 active concealed carry weapon permits in 2016.  The number of permits issued reached 300,000 by the end of March, but the number of active permits is a bit behind the number of permits issued.  People die.  People move. People forget to renew their permit. I obtained information on the number of active permits from the Wisconsin Department of Justice.  As of 1 January, 2016, there were 276,011 active permits. Three months later, as of 1 July, 2016, the number of active permits was at 305,463. 92.5% of all applications received in the first six months...
  • “The Terrorist Threat against U.S. has Never Been Greater” says Johns Hopkins Lecturer

    10/21/2016 8:15:43 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 21, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    At the Heritage Foundation, Dr. Mary Habeck, an adjunct lecturer at John Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies (known as SAIS), noted that terrorism has spiked since 2011. She said that today, "the terrorist threat against the U.S. has never been greater." She added, "You have to go back to the Algerian civil war to find" this number of terrorist attacks. Habeck said, "First of all, al-Qaeda and ISIS [known as the Islamic State, or ISIL] have a plan and they’re executing it." "They have created a whole series of campaign plans for each country," Habeck said, and "ISIS inherited...
  • Texas smoke shop clerk pulls gun and begins firing at robber without ever putting down his cigarette

    10/15/2016 10:03:10 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 89 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | October 15, 2016 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    An armed man picked the wrong store clerk to rob when he entered a Texas smoke shop last month. In surveillance footage taken of the incident, a man enters Austin, Texas, store and immediately draws a gun. Without missing a beat, the store clerk, who is smoking a cigarette, draws his own gun - a CZ-75 SP-01 9mm pistol - and begins firing at the robber. The store clerk seems completely unfazed and doesn't even put down his cigarette as he fires at the assailant. At one point while he's shooting, he even appears to try and take a drag...
  • Federal Judge Overturns Ban on Openly Carrying Guns in Public

    10/11/2016 12:09:01 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 37 replies
    Reason ^ | 10/05/2016 | Jacob Sullum
    Federal Judge Overturns Ban on Openly Carrying Guns in Public - Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2016/10/05/federal-judge-overturns-ban-on-openly-ca Federal Judge Overturns Ban on Openly Carrying Guns in Public The ruling also rejects an "assault weapon" ban, caliber restrictions for long guns, a heavy handgun tax, and registration requirements. Jacob Sullum|Oct. 5, 2016 8:45 am In a quintuple victory for Second Amendment rights, a federal judge last week overturned a ban on carrying handguns in public, a ban on so-called assault weapons, caliber restrictions for long guns, a $1,000 tax on handguns, and a requirement that all guns be registered with the government. "The...
  • Live Thread Liberty Watch / America Armed & Free radio

    10/09/2016 10:53:03 AM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 1 replies
    Liberty Watch / America Armed & Free radio ^ | 10/09/2016 | Charles Heller
    Liberty Watch, Sunday 11 AM - 12 PM, MST So that government remains the servant, not the master. America Armed & Free 12 PM - 1 PM, MST. Your most up to date info on your right to keep and bear arms, on AM 1030 Tucson, your blowtorch of freedom! Call in line 520 790 2040 Listen live: http://www.kvoi.com/live-stream or TuneIn KVOI The Voice 1030 AM Cortaro, AZ
  • MSNBC Pushes Narrative That Police May Have Planted Gun On Keith Lamont Scott

    09/25/2016 9:31:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 54 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/25/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedbergy
    “That ain’t no cop’s gun, Frank!” —DIRTY HARRY 2: MAGNUM FORCE, 1973. Does anybody really think the police are so stupid they would toss “a throw down, cold piece,” a planted gun, into a crime scene, knowing they are under video surveillance from multiple sources? And that the police never heard about pocket-lint being caught in a throw-down, “cold piece,” thereby ultimately incriminating the thrower?
  • Gun Laws in North Carolina

    09/23/2016 10:03:09 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 12 replies
    While you may openly carry a weapon without a permit, North Carolina requires a concealed carry permit to carry a weapon concealed on (or near) you body or vehicle unless you are on your own premises. (N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 14-269.) People Who May Not Carry a Gun in North Carolina The following individuals are prohibited from carrying a weapon (open or concealed) in North Carolina. people younger than 21 years old non-United States citizens people who have not resided in North Carolina for at least 30 days prior to the date of the application people ineligible to possess...
  • Man guilty of being undocumented immigrant in possession of gun

    09/08/2016 1:05:01 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/8/16 | Laura McKnight, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A 34-year-old Mexican citizen arrested in Mandeville pleaded guilty Wednesday (Sept. 7) to possessing a gun while in the U.S. illegally, according to the U.S. Attorney's office in New Orleans. Salvador Acosta-Salas, also known as Jamie Gonzales Jr., faces a sentence of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Acosta-Salas' charge -- possession of a firearm by an undocumented immigrant -- stemmed from a July 30 speeding stop in Mandeville, court documents show. When pulled over, Acosta-Salas got out of his vehicle and produced a Mexican identification card for Mandeville police, but he did...
  • Per Capita Firearms vs Murder Rates in the U.S. 1950 – 2014

    09/07/2016 7:52:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    ammoland ^ | 22 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    While various pundits and scholars have claimed that more guns equal more murders, the raw numbers reveal that to be untrue.  The graph above plots the per capita firearms rate in the United States (stated as number of firearms per 10 people) against the murder rate as tabulated in the FBI Uniform Crime Reports (UCR).  The UCR includes both murder and non-negligent homicide in the murder numbers.  The UCR murder rate is per 100,000 people in the United States.The murder rate may be one of the most reliable numbers in the UCR, because murders are more likely to be...
  • 2016 09 02 FReeper Display of Arms and Bearers *Thread*

    09/02/2016 7:41:28 PM PDT · by conservativeimage.com · 16 replies
    FReeper Gun Club (this article) | 9/2 | Red Fox (self/vanity)
    THIS - IS - IT. If America falls to global communism in the next few months it will be one thousand years of darkness before anybody experiences any kind of freedom again. Don't let it come to this. Don't retreat to your bolt hole to wait out the next millennium. Come out now and stand together to defend the natural human rights of self expression and self defense. I offer this monthly proof of civilian weapons training as reassurance that I will come to your defense against violent rioters, revolutionaries, foreign invaders and hostile governments when called on. FReeper Display...
  • Four victims of Colorado theater massacre ordered to pay Cinemark nearly $700G in legal fees

    09/02/2016 11:24:46 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 90 replies
    Foxnews ^ | September 2, 2016
    Four survivors of the 2012 Colorado theater shooting massacre were ordered by a judge Thursday to pay Cinemark nearly $700,000 in legal fees. The 28 families of those killed and wounded in the July 2012 shooting sued Cinemark, the movie chain that owns the Century 16 where James Holmes opened fire during a showing of “The Dark Knight Rises,” claiming that there wasn’t adequate security to stop Holmes from carrying out the attack. An Arapahoe County civil jury ruled in May that Cinemark wasn’t liable for the shooting that left 12 people dead and 70 others. Lawyers for Cinemark then...
  • What Will Happen After November 8th?

    08/29/2016 4:14:40 PM PDT · by vannrox · 52 replies
    zero hedge ^ | Aug 29, 2016 4:40 PM | Posted by Tyler Durden From The Western Rifle Shooters Association (via The Burning Platform)
    With the rise of Donald Trump, the plan of the political elites has been to provoke violence and blame it on him, thus scaring the normal populace. Early-on there were the road-blockings, the threatened riots, the cancelled events in Chicago and Cincinnati, the beatings, the police ordered to “look the other way”…and it has continued: The screaming harassment and physical attacks on Trump supporters as they leave his rallies. The spitting. The intimidation. The thrown eggs. The shoves and punches. The cars blocked and damaged. The hats snatched off people’s heads, stomped on, and then burned on the ground. All...
  • Black Gun Rights Activist Launches ‘Black Guns Matter’

    08/27/2016 2:21:47 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 18 replies
    Black Gun Rights Activist Launches ‘Black Guns Matter’Gun rights activist Maj Toure is seeking to educate his fellow black citizens on the importance of the Second Amendment, gun ownership, and gun safety via his new group, “Black Guns Matter” (BGM). The launch of BGM “kicked off a planned 13-city tour, with similar events in cities like Baltimore and Chicago with high rates of gun violence, where he feels gun training could make a difference.
  • Guns are tax-free in Mississippi this weekend

    08/27/2016 9:30:48 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    It's the Magnolia State's fourth Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday. It's the busiest weekend for businesses like Philadelphia Gun and Pawn. "It has been [in past years] so busy that we feel like we lost sales because we couldn't wait on everybody," says manager Richard Ray. In addition to items being tax-free, specials are being run to help buyers save even more. "If you spend a $1,000 you're already going to save $70. And everybody gets a chance to get a break on the taxes, which everybody needs to save money, and I can understand why," says Ray. Philadelphia Gun...
  • Should You Own an AR-15?

    08/21/2016 5:48:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 203 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    After the massacre of gay Americans having a good time at an Orlando nightclub by an Islamic terrorist there were vivid discussions about people owning an AR-15 -- the principle long gun in use in America -- despite the fact that it was not the firearm used by the murderer. For some the discussion immediately lurched to gun control, but a lot of people had very little knowledge to support their arguments. I thought we should take a look at the AR-15. (Note: I am neither a gun owner or member of the NRA.) Another issue about the gun came...
  • 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.
  • How to Talk About Gun Rights With Gun Control Advocates

    08/17/2016 1:58:02 PM PDT · by sally234 · 45 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 8-17-16 | Beverly Hallberg
    Guns are a tricky topic. Very rarely do you find voters ambivalent about gun violence, gun safety, etc. Someone is either strongly pro-gun rights or pro-gun control, which makes a civil conversation difficult to start or maintain. But the solution isn’t to avoid the topic. As I mentioned in my last column, you may be the only conservative who tries to challenge a liberal’s worldview. No pressure. It may sound like a heavy weight to bear, but not if you’re prepared. So, let’s talk guns.
  • European and want a Gun? Be Swiss

    08/10/2016 6:57:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Swiss have always had a lot of guns and significant freedom.  Machiavelli noted it in "The Prince" in 1517: “Moreover, a Republic trusting to her own forces, is with greater difficulty than one which relies on foreign arms brought to yield obedience to a single citizen. Rome and Sparta remained for ages armed and free. The Swiss are at once the best armed and the freest people in the world.” The Swiss have remained one of the best armed countries in the world since then.  Many claim they escaped most of the ravages of WWII because of their...
  • 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...
  • CA: Dr. Dre, Billionaire, Citizens Arrest for Brandishng a Gun, with no Evidence of Gun? by Police

    08/03/2016 5:25:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Dr. Dre is an extremely successful business man and music mogul.  He has built  an empire on music, video, movies, and a sale to Apple.  He may have a net worth of over a billion dollars. He is the black man in handcuffs in the white t-shirt.  Seem bizarre?  So is the story.  A person who is unnamed claims that Dr. Dre displayed a gun while asking him to leave. Dr. Dre has a different version of events. From cnsnews.com: Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, told sheriff's deputies he didn't have a gun and that the man...
  • Get a Roof, Get a Gun in Colorado

    08/03/2016 4:23:19 AM PDT · by Right Wing Assault · 14 replies
    Remodeling newletter ^ | 8/1/2016 | FOX31 Denver
    WeatherProof Roofing in Colorado will offer clients that purchase a new roof before Oct 1 a certificate redeemable for a gun. The new "Get a Roof, Get a Gun!" promotion is the only offer of its kind, owner James Webb told Denver's Fox31 news: “We are the only roofing company in the country that is offering this. We figured we take a stand on what we believe,” Webb said. “We help protect the outside now we empower people to protect the inside." The promotion runs until Oct. 1. Webb is partnering with a local gun club to run the appropriate...
  • July Gun Sales Crush Previous Record (2.2 million checks)

    08/02/2016 3:10:18 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 33 replies
    The number of gun-related background checks performed in July far exceeded those of any previous July, newly released numbers from the FBI show. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, processed nearly 2.2 million checks last month. That represents an increase of almost 600,000 checks over the previous record set last year. It is also an increase of more than a million checks over July 2011. The July record is the latest in a string of 15 record-setting months for firearm background checks. July also saw an increase over June’s numbers as the gun industry’s seasonal lull comes...
  • FReeper Gun Club Monthly Is a One Man Stand Presenting Little Resistance. Nevertheless...

    08/01/2016 4:08:36 PM PDT · by conservativeimage.com · 59 replies
    self / vanity | 8/1 | Red Fox
    When I started FReeper Display of Arms and Bearers I knew one of the few things that keep leftist administrations from assuming complete authoritarian control in America is the presence of armed citizens who are determined to defend themselves with terminal intention; a kind of civilian version of the mutually assured destruction doctrine. FReeper Gun Club is designed to take advantage of that resource and put it to use in a monthly online demonstration against government corruption. But since post one after announcing last year, FReepers have accused me of being a federal spy, mocked me for calling this a...
  • The reason Alton Sterling died

    07/30/2016 4:50:12 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 25 replies
    Experience | 30 July 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Yes, Alton Sterling got into an altercation with the police and ended up getting shot. The blacks looking for trouble erupted in violence and caused even worse problems. The media failed in its job to point out WHY Alton Sterling died. First of all, Alto Sterling was selling pirated DVDs on the street which is ILLEGAL. To many people, that is no big deal. But, it was a big deal. The store owner knew he was doing it and was probably getting a cut of the profits to allow him to do his illegal transactions on his store property. Sterling...
  • Apache Revolver - Gangster Weapons of the Past

    07/28/2016 8:01:27 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/28/2016 | J Hines
    In the early 1900's French gangsters used a weapon called an Apache Revolver that functioned as a revolver, a knife and brass knuckles. The Apache operates on the principle of a pepperbox revolver using a pinfire cartridge and incorporates a fold-over knuckle duster forming the grip and also a rudimentary foldout, dual-edged knife. Due to the lack of a barrel, the revolver’s effective range is very limited, but since all of its component parts can be folded inward towards the cylinder, it was easily concealable inside a pocket. It was common to leave an empty chamber with no cartridge under...
  • Gavin Newsom :“Easier to get a gun than a happy meal in California.”

    07/20/2016 2:47:30 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 19, 2016
    On July 19, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom tweeted that it is “easier to get a gun than a happy meal in California.” He based this statement on an earlier claim that there are twice as many gun dealers as McDonald’s restaurants in California. However, he overlooked that McDonald’s restaurants are not required to observe a ten-day waiting period on burger or fry purchases; gun sellers are.
  • AG Maura Healey Takes Aim at Copycat Assault Rifles

    07/20/2016 10:23:54 AM PDT · by Harry Pothead · 17 replies
    boston magazine ^ | 7/20/16 | Spencer Buell
    No more knock-off AR-15s in Massachusetts, says Attorney General Maura Healey. The state’s top prosecutor on Wednesday announced she has sent a directive to gun makers to no longer sell weapons in Massachusetts that are similar enough to assault rifles to kill like assault rifles, but not similar enough to trigger the statewide ban—or so they thought.
  • Photo: Police release photo of gun used in shooting of Baton Rouge police officers

    07/18/2016 12:26:17 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 104 replies
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  • Hillary Clinton: Trump Could Use IRS To Punish Opponents

    07/13/2016 10:59:43 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 138 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 13, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    At a campaign event in Springfield, Illinois Wednesday afternoon presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton warned Donald Trump would use the military and IRS "to go after his critics and opponents."