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  • ‘I thought this was a eulogy': Obama uses Clementa Pinckney funeral to push—you guessed it!—gun

    06/26/2015 2:14:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Twtichy ^ | 6/26/15 | staff
    Ari Melber âś” @AriMelber This is what Presidents can do sometimes -- summon a *moral* authority to ask a nation to rethink race, guns, economic inequality... 12:18 PM - 26 Jun 2015 Naturally! President Obama was in Charleston today to eulogize Rev. Clementa Pinckney, one of the nine people slain in the Charleston massacre. Well, thatÂ’s what he was ostensibly there for. It didnÂ’t take long for the occasion to change direction:
  • Black gun rights advocate challenges Obama’s call after church shooting

    06/22/2015 12:15:10 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 14 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | June 21, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    A former Marine, Christian pastor and author of “Black Man with a Gun,” Mr. Blanchard wants more black people to protect themselves by embracing the Second Amendment and learning to use firearms, instead of reflexively siding with the gun control movement.
  • Obama: Gun Violence in US 33x Worse than in Israel

    06/21/2015 12:38:15 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/6/15 | Cynthia Blank
    n response to a spate of deadly shootings across the United States in recent days, President Barack Obama noted that gun violence is a far more drastic problem in the US than Israel. On Saturday evening, Obama tweeted: "Here are the stats: Per population, we kill each other with guns at a rate 297x more than Japan, 49x more than France, 33x more than Israel." .....
  • Sandy Rios: Obama 'Enjoyed' Charleston Shooting

    06/19/2015 3:35:26 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    RightwingWatch ^ | Brian Tashman
    Sandy Rios, the American Family Association’s director of governmental affairs, attacked President Obama today for his response to the Charleston shooting, which she said is proof that he “enjoys” such incidents because it will give him another chance to “remove guns from the hands of the American people.”
  • Here’s What the Mainstream Media WON’T Tell You About Mass Shootings

    06/18/2015 4:31:23 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 16 replies
    http://allenbwest.com ^ | June 18, 2015 | Michele Hickford
    According to a 2013 Pew Research study, 37 percent of households had an adult who owned a gun — 24 percent said they owned a gun, and 13 percent said someone else in their household did. There are about 319 million people in the United States, so that means there are about 118 milion gun owners in this nation. Mother Jones reports there have been 69 mass shootings in the last 30 years. The Washington Post says, a Congressional Research Service report published in 2013 counted 78 incidents over roughly the same period, in which 547 were killed.
  • Catholic Priest Heckled In Church By Pro-Gun Advocates (Video)

    06/13/2015 1:22:19 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 76 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 6/12/15 | Michael Allen
    Father Michael Pfleger was heckled on Thursday by pro-gun advocates while he gave a message at the St. George Catholic Church in Tinley Park, Illinois. Pro-gun hecklers booed Pfleger and claimed he was violating their rights, noted WGN-TV (video below). According to CBS Chicago, the Illinois State Rifle Association urged its members to show up at what it called a gun control recruitment event at the church. "I'm neither a gun-grabber, nor am I against the Second Amendment. I want people who own guns to be held responsible for the guns that they own," Pfleger stated in the church to...
  • Bill to end [48 hour] waiting period for handguns heads to Gov. Scott Walker's desk

    06/10/2015 7:14:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    ABC Wisconsin ^ | June 10, 2015
    ".....The Assembly passed the proposal on a voice vote Tuesday. It now heads to Gov. Scott Walker. Senate Republicans passed the bill in April, dismissing Democrats' concerns that the measure would make it easier for people to purchase handguns in a fit of rage. Asked whether the governor supports the measure, his spokeswoman said only that Walker supports laws making it easier for law-abiding citizens to access firearms and hard for criminals to get them...."
  • 3 Alleged Armed Robbers Pick Wrong Victim: 1 Dead, 1 Critical, 1 Wounded

    06/01/2015 6:26:42 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 89 replies
    brietbart ^ | 5/31/15 | a hawkins
    On May 29, three black males walked up to three white males moving into an apartment and allegedly demanded money at gunpoint. One of the three residents pulled a gun and opened fire, killing one on the alleged robbers, critically wounding a second, and injuring the third. The incident occurred around 11 pm in Aurora, Colorado. According to CBS Denver, “three white males in their 20s were moving into an apartment building when they were approached by three black males between the ages of 16-20 in the foyer of the apartment building.” The three black males allegedly “demanded money at...
  • Obama’s DOJ To Circumvent Congress With ‘More Than A Dozen’ New Gun Controls

    05/31/2015 12:26:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/31/15 | AWR Hawkins
    Obama’s Department of Justice is working on “more than a dozen” new gun control regulations it plans to begin implementing apart from Congress. Some of the regulations are set to be put in place by November, others simply by the end of the Obama administration. According to The Hill, “the regulations range from new restrictions on high-powered pistols to gun storage requirements” and the issuance of “new rules expanding criteria for people who do not quality for gun ownership.” Part and parcel to this new “criteria” will be an ATF-implemented ban on gun ownership for anyone “convicted of a misdemeanor...
  • ‘Gun shop’ wasn’t only thing fake in CeaseFire ‘social experiment’ PSA

    05/27/2015 8:58:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Examiner ^ | 5/27/15 | David Codrea
    Per my report published Friday at The Shooter’s Log, actors were used to portray customers in a fake gun shop “public service announcement” produced by States United Against Gun Violence. That information comes from the New York City Mayor's Office of Media in its response to a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request submitted in March. Additionally, all replica firearms used were evidently “authorized” without official documentation to ensure legality and inventory accountability. Except, per the NYC permit, the "gun buyers" were actors... States United to Prevent Gun Violence-You Tube video screen shot “Actors are interviewed on camera in a...
  • OathKeepers Coming to Albany on June 9th. (NY Repeal SAFE Act.)

    05/27/2015 4:41:15 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 3 replies
    email ^ | 05/27/2015 | Al Bernardinelli
    OathKeepers went to the Bundy Ranch and peacefully achieved justice OathKeepers Coming to Albany on June 9th From OathKeepers' John W. Wallace: “Thank you for all you do to repeal the SAFE Act. The New York Oath Keepers fully support your June 9th call to action. I will be sending out a statewide message to all Oath Keeper Chapters in New York requesting that the membership support this event by showing up in person.” For the Republic, John Wallace The momentum is growing dramatically. Good leaders are lining up in favor of the June 9th mission. In just one day...
  • Police: 6 killed, 23 wounded in Memorial Day weekend shootings

    05/24/2015 1:55:54 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Sun-Times Wire
    Six people were killed and at least 23 others—including a 4-year-old girl—have been wounded in shootings across Chicago this Memorial Day weekend, police said. The 4-year-old, identified by her family as Jacele Johnson, was shot about 8 p.m. Friday in the West Englewood neighborhood. She and her 17-year-old cousin Romare Wilson were inside an SUV in the 7000 block of South Justine when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, according to their family and Chicago Police.The girl was shot in the head and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where she was in critical condition, authorities said. The...
  • Secret Deal Could Contain a Myriad of Gun Restrictions, Ammo Bans!

    05/23/2015 11:44:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 73 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Orrin Hatch may soon give the President authority to write gun control restrictions into a “trade agreement.” So click here to contact your Senators –- whether they are liberal or conservative. Urge them to vote against the anti-gun “fast track” bill (S. 995). Will UN-style gun control be rammed down our throats? Gun import bans ... Microstamping of firearms ... Ammunition bans ... The full implementation of the anti-gun UN Arms Trade Treaty ... Illegal amnesty which locks in millions of new, anti-gun voters.
  • Intense Video Shows Man Shooting At Armed Robbers Entering His Garage (Brazil)

    05/20/2015 6:52:56 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 13 replies
    Concealed Nation ^ | 20MAY2015 | Brandon
    A surveillance video clip shows a man driving into his garage when three armed men come in as the garage door is attempting to close. The man, an off-duty police officer, was with his wife in the car. Things turn violent quickly, as one of the armed robbers starts to open the man’s car door while he has a gun in his hand. Within a second, both men fire a shot. The victim seems to get his shot off just a split second before the armed robber. The ‘victim’ fires several more rounds at the man, which hit his intended...
  • Oregon Gun Owners Plan Noncompliance Rally

    05/17/2015 1:17:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Gateway ^ | May 16, 2015 | Michael Strickland
    Now that Oregon’s SB 941 has been signed by the Governor, gun rights activists have banded together and are organizing a facebook event page for a rally entitled “SB 941 I Will Not Comply Demonstration“. The rally is set for May 30th, at the Capitol building in Salem, and will feature a host of speakers. SB 941 is the “universal background check” bill, meaning that if you want to trade guns with your next door neighbor whom you’ve known for 10 years, you must both submit yourselves to background checks and get permission from the state police before the exchange...
  • Legislation Would Ease Gun Restrictions for Military Spouses

    05/15/2015 1:09:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 14, 2015
    Military spouses could be able to purchase a handgun in any state without first becoming a resident if recently proposed legislation is passed into law. Under current federal law, active duty service members can purchase handguns in any state without proving they are state residents. But that law does not extend to their spouses, who must first establish state residency before making a firearm purchase. The legislation, offered by Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Va., would change that. His proposed rules would put active duty service members and their spouses on equal footing when purchasing a firearm. Rigell drafted the legislation in...
  • The Bren Is One Awesome Machine Gun

    05/01/2015 7:43:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 30, 2015 | Paul Richard Huard
    In April 1945, an entire brigade of British special forces joined the massive effort to attack the German army until its back was against the Po River. If successful, the Wehrmacht would have no choice but escape across the river and evacuate Italy — or stay and fight, facing the prospect of heavy losses.
  • Georgia Woman Arrested For Threatening To shoot White Cops "In The Head"

    04/30/2015 10:09:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 30,2015 | Awr Hawkins
    Georgia Police and federal agents have arrested Ebony Monique Dickens over a Facebook post in which she allegedly proclaimed her plans to shoot “every white cop” she can find.
  • PHOTO: Boston Jihad bomber brandishing a gun, dressed in a Islamic warscarf, and Islamic garb

    04/28/2015 6:45:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 4/28/15 | Pamela Geller
     One day a fun loving “partier” and then transformed into someone more closely resembling a devout Muslim when he returned. That is according to his friend. Rogerio Franca, who lived near the Tsarnaev family in Cambridge, Massachusetts, told jurors Tamerlan was a partier before his trip to Russia but transformed into someone more closely resembling a devout Muslim when he returned. ‘Most of the time he was drunk, most of the time he was high,’ Franca said of Tamerlan before his transformation. Afterward, his neighbor Franca said he saw Tamerlan in downtown Boston and he appeared ‘different’ – he grew...
  • Man shoots at armadillo, bullet hits mother-in-law

    04/15/2015 10:39:43 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 40 replies
    walb. ^ | April 14, 2015 | Tara Herrschaft
    LEE CO., GA Authorities say a woman was accidentally shot by her son-in-law while he was trying to shoot an armadillo. The incident had a lot of people scratching their heads- even law enforcement. "Just the circumstances, just all the way around, the whole situation was unusual," said Investigator Bill Smith with the Lee county Sheriff's Office. The shooting happened Sunday night on Gosa Road. Lee County Sheriff's deputies said 54-year-old Larry McElroy was outside when he fired his 9 mm pistol at the armadillo. The bullet killed the animal, but also ricocheted off of it, hit a fence, went...
  • Corroborating details emerging on backroom gun deal with ATF

    04/12/2015 11:18:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Examiner ^ | 4/12/15 | David Codrea
    “Sipsey Street Irregulars can now confirm the broad outlines of a story first disclosed two days ago,” colleague Mike Vanderboegh reported Sunday from the NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville. “Last week, a secret deal involving the National Rifle Association lobbying arm and brokered by politicians of both national political parties was struck in Washington DC that would save the ATF from the political and legal consequences of its own regulatory errors. “In the process, this deal would broaden the language of the 1968 Gun Control Act regarding ‘sporting purposes’ and allow ATF to extract itself from the potentially catastrophic political...
  • The M-60 Lays Down a Lot of Lead

    04/07/2015 5:48:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 6, 2015 | Paul Richard Huard
    Perhaps no other firearm is so closely associated with the Vietnam War — or pop culture spin-offs — as the M-60 general purpose machine gun. Portrayals of the M-60 in the hands of American soldiers range from the sublime dignity expressed by the “Three Soldiers” statue in Washington D.C., to the over-the-top destruction of the fictional town of Hope, Wash., by Sylvester Stallone’s character John Rambo in the film First Blood.
  • Support for Gun Control

    04/03/2015 9:21:26 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 12 replies
    isidewith ^ | 10/2014
    Congressional District results from 2,360,162 voters since Oct 2014 for the question "Do you support increased gun control?"
  • Quebec is not allowed to preserve gun registry data, will create its own

    03/27/2015 10:19:52 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 13 replies
    CTV Montreal ^ | March 27, 2015 | staff reporter
    The Supreme Court has ruled the federal government is allowed to destroy the long-gun registry data pertaining to Quebec, so the province is going to spend tens of millions of dollars to create its own from scratch. Quebec Public Security Minister Lise Theriault reacted with dismay on Friday to the Supreme Court's decision that the federal government can flush the data it has on long gun owners in the province. She says Quebec had no choice but to create its own database to keep track of weapons.
  • The Fascinating Unexpected Thing That Happened to Kroger After They Told MDA to Get Lost

    03/25/2015 1:53:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 106 replies
    You’ve got to love it when a corporation who’s intimately involved with everyday Americans decides to stand up for their rights.Not all corporations  will, in fact, many large corporations have caved in and told Moms Demand Action they’ll do anything they want so they can keep their gun hating credit cards in their stores.Well the interesting thing is that’s actually not a good way gain business.Check out the story below about what Kroger told Moms Demand Action and then notice the interesting results from their refusal to cave. During a March 25 appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Kroger CFO Michael Schlotman...
  • FBI figures tweaked to show phony increase in mass shootings, report says

    03/24/2015 4:04:35 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 13 replies
    Foxnews ^ | March 24, 2015 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Crime stats published by the FBI and relied upon by the media distort the gun violence and leave the public with the impression "mass shooting" incidents are a much bigger threat than they really are, according to a criminologist and Second Amendment scholar. The bureau's annual reports tabulating and classifying a wide range of crime throughout the nation have been historically free of politics, but John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, said the latest statistics contain numbers that are misleading at best and deliberately fudged at worst. Lott believes the numbers may have been presented to overstate...
  • What one gun can do against tyranny.

    03/18/2015 6:35:27 PM PDT · by hal ogen · 22 replies
    I searched but am unable to find reference to the article on what one gun can do against tyranny. Can anyone help? Thanks.
  • Canadian Prime Minister, “Guns Important To Safety, And Slow Police Response”

    03/17/2015 10:13:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    gunsnfreedom.com ^ | 3/15/2015 | Tim
    When asked about new firearms legislation at an event in Saskatoon, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said there are too many restrictions on gun ownership, which he added is important for the livelihoods of rural people, recreation and personal safety according to CTV. “My wife’s from a rural area and obviously gun ownership wasn’t just for the farm, but was for a certain level of security when you’re a ways away from immediate police assistance,” he said during a question-and-answer session with the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities.
  • LaPierre: 'Next 700 days are the most dangerous' for 2nd Amendment

    03/09/2015 1:13:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    Washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 3-8-2015 | Paul Bedard
    The National Rifle Association is warning that the administration's plan to ban one type of AR-15 ammo is just the first step in taking away all hunting rounds, a backdoor bid to impose national gun control. "He can't ban their guns so he's going to ban their ammo," said Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the NRA, the nation's largest organization promoting the Second Amendment. His warning was the latest chapter on a new bid by the administration to ban the popular 5.56 M855 "green tip" ammunition used by AR-15 rifle. Last month the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...
  • Mayor Danny Jones (WVa) Makes Lewd Comments In Front Of Children About Gun Owners

    03/08/2015 8:20:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    WVWildMan/youtube ^ | march 8 2015 | WVWildMan
    Mayor Danny Jones of Charleston, WV makes lewd comments in front of children about gun rights groups on election night. video only on link
  • 25-year-old robber shot and killed by pharmacist

    02/24/2015 8:20:07 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 21, 2015 - 0:34 | Fox News
    Police say no charges will be brought against pharmacist [Video]
  • 2015 could be year of the gun at Nevada Legislature

    02/23/2015 7:21:15 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    reviewjournal.com ^ | 2/22/2015 | SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY — A flurry of firearm and Second Amendment related bills introduced in the Legislature have already generated plenty of controversy even though none of the major proposals have even had hearings yet. First there was a dust-up between Senate Democrats and Republicans over a GOP gun measure that includes domestic violence provisions that Democrats said fell short of what is needed.
  • DE FACTO GUN BAN: Ruling Looms On California “Microstamping” Law

    02/22/2015 5:15:57 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 02/22/2015 | Jack Flash
    Excerpted from Fox News: California’s gun laws are among the nation’s strictest, but a looming decision in a federal lawsuit could effectively ban handguns altogether in the Golden State, according to plaintiffs who want a judge to toss out a state law requiring all new handguns to be equipped with technology that “stamps” each shell casing with a traceable mark. The problem with the “microstamping” law, which was signed into law by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2007 but only took effect in 2013, is that it relies on an unworkable technology, according to gun manufacturers and attorneys for the Second...
  • MO: Prosecutor drops Gun Charge because of Video

    02/21/2015 6:24:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
         In St. Louis, Missouri, before Ferguson, the police arrested an 18-year-old on gun and drug charges.   An officer turned off the dashcam video of the event, and because of that, the prosecutor dropped all charges. Link to video Here: From kfor.com:  Police drop gun charge because of video. Police say they found marijuana and a loaded handgun in Bufford’s pocket. The police report says an officer noticed it before the tazing and announced, “He has a gun.” The report continues, “In an attempt to prevent (Bufford) from reaching the weapon, (an officer) administered one foot strike.” Schwartz said,...
  • Let’s not be so quick to believe gun-control rhetoric

    02/16/2015 2:32:15 PM PST · by richardb72 · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16, 2015 | John R. Lott Jr.
    People walking the streets with guns pose a danger to others, right? With 12 million Americans across all 50 states now having concealed handgun permits, one would think that this question would have been settled one way or another. In fact, contrary to the rhetoric by gun-control organizations, permit holders almost never use their guns to commit violent crimes. Last Wednesday, The New York Times claimed “there should be no disputing” a new report, which claims there were 722 gun deaths nationwide from May 2007 to February 2015 that were not self-defense. The Times asserts: “The full death toll attributable...
  • Banksville boilermakers union to offer free training to any who surrender a gun

    02/13/2015 3:48:00 AM PST · by RS_Rider · 43 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 02-13-2015 | Megan Guza
    Raymond Ventrone figured there had to be a better way to get people to surrender guns than offering “a few hundred dollars or a Giant Eagle gift card.” “I've never thought that was much incentive to turn a gun in for guys who make $2,000 or $3,000 a week selling drugs,” he said. “Let's go a step further and offer them a career.” Ventrone, business manager of Boilermakers Local 154 in Banksville, convinced his union to partner with Pittsburgh and Allegheny County police departments to establish a “Guns for Opportunity” program that offers anyone who turns in a gun the...
  • Conoy Township pro-gun signs vandalized, leaders hope to profit

    02/12/2015 1:44:33 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies
    lancasteronline.com ^ | 02/11/15 | RYAN ROBINSON
    After new pro-gun signs were vandalized in Conoy Township, leaders hope to sell similar ones to benefit local nonprofits.
  • Fearing lawsuit, Allentown repeals sections of gun ordinance

    02/11/2015 8:44:13 AM PST · by RBW in PA · 22 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | February 11, 2015 | N/A
    <p>ALLENTOWN, Pa (AP) — The city of Allentown is repealing sections of its gun ordinance in an effort to avoid being sued under a new Pennsylvania law. The Morning Call of Allentown reported that the city council last Wednesday voted unanimously to overturn a ban on weapons in parks, reverse a prohibition on weapons on city property and end a requirement that people report when their guns are lost or stolen. The city also is adding new language to protect the use of weapons in self-defense and to say the ordinance doesn't apply to lawful hunting and trapping. A state law passed last year gives the National Rifle Association and similar groups the ability to challenge illegal gun laws. Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and other cities have already been targeted for legal challenges.</p>
  • UCF student pulls gun on burglar as he breaks through door

    01/28/2015 3:29:11 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 20 replies
    WFTV ^ | 1-28-2015 | WFTV
    Craig ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Channel 9 talked with a University of Central Florida student who pulled a gun on two violent intruders who attacked her boyfriend and threatened her life. The incident happened midafternoon at the Village of Alafaya Club, which sits down the street from the university. The couple, who are both students at UCF, said they got a knock at the door and when they opened it, two men barged in. Victim Nour Skargee said he answered the door and was immediately forced to the ground as one of the men pointed a gun at his head....
  • New York lawmaker wants children banned from gun shows

    01/28/2015 1:32:57 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 41 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | January 26, 2015 | Sam Rolley
    One New York state lawmaker believes that allowing children younger than 12 to attend gun shows increases the possibility that the youngsters will be future perpetrators of firearm crimes. Concerned that the firearms industry is making firearms and shooting sports too appealing to children, Hell’s Kitchen-area New York state lawmaker Linda Rosenthal wants to ban children from entering gun shows. “As the gun industry prepares a public campaign to broaden the appeal of guns, it is important that we establish reasonable age limits for admission to gun shows by children,” the lawmaker said in a memo attached to her proposal....
  • Video shows cop fatally shoot man with raised hands [NJ]

    01/21/2015 4:24:08 PM PST · by Colofornian · 154 replies
    AP/NYPost.com ^ | Jan. 21, 2015
    BRIDGETON, N.J. — Another police killing is stirring anger in another town, this time in New Jersey, where a tense traffic stop captured on video ended with a passenger shot to death as he stepped out of a car with his hands raised at shoulder height. The newly released footage from a police dashboard camera shows Bridgeton officers Braheme Days and Roger Worley in a Dec. 30 stop that escalates quickly after Days warns his partner about seeing a gun in the glove compartment of the Jaguar... [SNIP] Reid, 36, had spent about 13 years in prison for shooting at...
  • 2 IDIOTS, 1 GUN SHOP: Police Officer Suing Gun Store After Shooting Off his Own Finger [VIDEO]

    01/14/2015 6:48:43 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 34 replies
    Controversial Times ^ | January 31, 2015 | Hunter Roosevelt
    A former Kentucky police officer is suing a local gun store after he shot his finger off inside the store in a case of bad gun handling vs. horrible gun handling – plus a complete lack of personal responsibility. According to a civil lawsuit, former Glasgow police officer Darrell Smith went to Barren Outdoors and asked to see a .380 caliber handgun. An employee removed the gun from under the counter and handed it to Smith without checking to see if the gun was loaded. Smith then takes the gun, likewise failing to check if the weapon was loaded, and...
  • Police looking for suspect who robbed dry cleaner in St. Albans, WV

    01/12/2015 1:30:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    WOWK ^ | Jan 12, 2015 | WOWK
    ST. ALBANS, WV - St. Albans police officers are looking for a suspect who robbed a dry cleaner located at 716 6th Avenue in St. Albans, West Virginia. Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatchers said the robbery took place around 10 a.m. Monday, January 12. According to police officers on scene, the suspect was armed with a silver handgun when he or she walked into St. Albans Dry Cleaners.
  • Wife Shoots Husband Surprising Her With Breakfast

    01/10/2015 10:33:30 AM PST · by Enterprise · 92 replies
    newser.com ^ | Jan 10, 2015 | John Johnson
    A North Carolina man tried to surprise his wife with breakfast in bed, but he wound up surprising her so much that she shot him, reports WTVR. Police say that Zia Segule, 28, left their Fayetteville home about 10am yesterday, picked up some breakfast, and then returned. In doing so, he triggered the house alarm. When he got to the couple's bedroom, wife Tiffany, 27, shot him through the closed door, reports the Fayetteville Observer. He was struck in the upper chest, but, luckily, escaped serious injury. No charges are being filed. "She woke up to the sound of the...
  • VA Offers ‘Free Gun Locks’ in Exchange for Owners’ Info, Addresses & # of Guns

    01/07/2015 1:38:47 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 40 replies
    AMMOLAND ^ | Jan 06,15 | AMMOLAND
    Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)- A number of veterans say they’ve received a letter from the Veterans Administration (VA) offering them “free gun locks” if they fill out a form which asks for their address and the number of guns for which they need locks.
  • ATF position on equipment use threatens private gun-making

    01/05/2015 9:36:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    .examiner.com ^ | 1/5/15 | David Codrea
    In its first ruling of 2015, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has held that businesses may not allow individuals to use their equipment to further process incomplete firearm blanks, frames and receivers , attorney Joshua Prince reported Saturday. Such businesses may not assist or provide machinery access to unlicensed individuals without being licensed firearms manufacturers. The ruling, signed by ATF Director B. Todd Jones on Friday, also holds that the businesses must “identify (mark) any such firearm and maintain manufacturing records,” and that Gun Control Act requirements may not be avoided by allowing persons to perform processes...
  • Friends, relative say Idaho mom killed by toddler was a gun person

    01/01/2015 12:28:01 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12-31-14 | Terrence McCoy
    Veronica Rutledge and her husband loved everything about guns. They practiced at shooting ranges. They hunted. And both of them, relatives and friends say, had permits to carry concealed firearms. Veronica typically left her Blackfoot, Idaho, home with her gun nestled at her side. So on Christmas morning last week, her husband gave her a present he hoped would make her life more comfortable: a purse with a special pocket for a concealed weapon. The day after Christmas, she took her new gift with her on a trip with her husband and her 2-year-old son. They headed hundreds of miles...
  • Gun Rights Outweigh Gun Control In New Pew Survey

    12/30/2014 12:06:22 PM PST · by catnipman · 6 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/10/14 | Bill Chappell
    The most dramatic shift in opinion took place among black Americans, according to the nonpartisan Pew. In December 2012, only 29 percent of black respondents said owning a gun helps protect people from crime, but this year, 54 percent said so. Many women also changed their view, Pew says, citing the 51 percent who said owning a gun protects people from becoming victims of crime in 2014, compared with only 40 percent who said so in 2012.
  • New York GOP Felon Michael Grimm Shows True Gun-Grabber Colors (NY “GOP” Alert!)

    If there’s a takeaway from this, it’s gun owners must keep in mind that just because a politician is part of the GOP does not mean he is worth any more than a Blue State Democrat when it comes to the Second Amendment. Republicans, like Mark Kirk, Dan Coats and Peter King are every bit the self-made enemies of the right to keep and bear arms as Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein. Politically-active gun owners need to keep that in mind and refuse to financially support the party through the RNC, which expends resources electing and retaining seats for such...
  • Creator of Controversial Gun Violence PSA Defends Herself

    12/28/2014 11:37:57 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 20 replies
    vocativ.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
    A viral video that shows a student turning in his parents' gun at school has roiled both sides of the gun debate, with the right out for blood and the left crying conspiracy. The director responds to her haters below.