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  • Could Connecticut Gun Laws Spark Another Waco?

    04/03/2014 9:24:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 89 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 4/1/14 | Dan Zimmerman
    There’s been a lot of discussion among members of the Armed Intelligentsia lately about how Connecticut’s finest might proceed if they decide to confiscate unregistered guns from the state’s 100,000 or more newly-minted felons. The level of concern is evidenced by daily long comment threads, speculative posts by people who are not members of law enforcement, and even a couple of contributed opinions from the LEO community. The rational consensus seems to be that if the gun-grab order were given, cops would pinch a registration scofflaw at the grocery store, at work, on the road…anyplace other than his or her...
  • Dem State Senator Who Authored Gun Control Legislation Arrested for Conspiring to Traffic Firearms

    03/26/2014 5:13:30 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 26 Mar 2014
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California state senator who authored gun control legislation asked for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday. The allegations against Democratic State Sen. Leland Yee were outlined in an FBI affidavit in support of a criminal complaint. The affidavit accuses Yee of conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and to illegally import firearms.</p>
  • Connecticut Gun Confiscation, LawMakers List.

    03/24/2014 1:47:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/24/14 | boddyxpolitic boddyxpolitic
    A Short List of the Lawmakers who voted "YES" on an UnConstitutional Law.
  • Gov. Terry McAuliffe's First Veto Is Against Gun Owners

    03/19/2014 7:55:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/19/14 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 19th Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) used his first veto to strike down a bill "meant to clarify state law" regarding how gun owners without a concealed carry permit may store firearms in a vehicle. The bill, HB 962, was sponsored by Delegate Benjamin L. Cline (R-Rockbridge). According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the bill said "the weapon would be considered secured if it was in a container or compartment – such as console or glove compartment – that was closed but not necessarily locked."
  • ‘Gun’ Tattoo Mistakenly Brings Heavily Armed Police To Maine Man’s Home

    03/19/2014 6:00:42 AM PDT · by mykroar · 31 replies
    CBS Connecticut ^ | 3/19/2014 | AP
    <p>NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) — Police armed with assault rifles descended on a Maine man’s home after members of a tree removal crew he’d told to clear off his property reported that he had a gun.</p>
  • CT Governor Dannel Malloy to Gun Owners: “Your Side Lost,” Get Over It

    03/16/2014 5:00:48 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 110 replies
    D.C. Clothesline ^ | 03-16-2014 | Tim Brown
    As Connecticut is in the midst of a very serious situation regarding guns and gun registration, Governor Dannel Malloy attended a town meeting this week to address constituents at John Barry Elementary School in Meriden, Connecticut. During that event, a pro-gun citizen, who has opposed the legislation signed into law by Malloy, which requires gun owners to register their semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity magazines or be considered felons, asked how Malloy could push legislation that is against law abiding gun owners while abolishing the death penalty and offered early release for violent criminals. Malloy’s answer was not to point to...
  • Texas father shoots boy, 17, to death in teenage daughter's bedroom

    03/14/2014 8:44:40 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 93 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 03-14-2014 | Joseph Serna
    Harris County sheriff's deputies in Texas are investigating after a father shot a 17-year-old boy whom he found in his teenage daughter's bedroom. Officials said Friday the 55-year-old father has not been arrested and investigators will ultimately hand over their report to the grand jury to consider possible charges. According to KHOU-TV in Houston, the incident began when the girl's brother went to say good night to his 16-year-old sister and saw a pair of feet sticking out from under the bed. The brother alerted their father, who went into the bedroom to investigate. When the father confronted the boy...
  • Threats to CT Police Escalate Following CT Cop’s Gun Confiscation Comments–Cops Ask Pro-Gun

    03/14/2014 1:52:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    There have been reports that Navy veteran John Cinque has been receiving threats because of his stance on the issue of Connecticut's gun registration law. Apparently those reports are due to a misreading of a piece by the New Haven Register in which Cinque said, "There have been threats made — that I found out about today." Freedom Outpost reached out to John Cinque, who spoke with us this morning and confirmed that the threats he was speaking about were towards the Branford Police, not towards him. "The cops are having the threats…. they are scared," he told us. According...
  • Connecticut halts plans to round up firearms after finding most cops in the state are on the list

    03/08/2014 4:01:57 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 33 replies
    CALLTHE COPS.NET ^ | March 06,2014 | CALLTHE COPS.NET
    Connecticut halts plans to round up firearms after finding most cops in the state are on the list Connecticut has been making news due to their hastily passed gun registration laws. According to some sources as few as 15% of gun owners have actually registered their firearms. News Blogs have been warning state officials are talking about mass confiscations of the unregistered firearms. Plans for these confiscations hit a snag when a legislative intern dared to ask a question. “Who will be going door to door to take all the guns away?” asked the 21-year-old college senior. Reportedly multiple people...
  • Connecticut Gun Owners: “Come and Get Them!”

    03/04/2014 6:55:03 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | 3/4/2014 | Michael Schaus
    Connecticut gun owners are calling the state’s anti-gun bluff. The state recently passed a slew of anti-gun legislation, including a gun registration program for so called “assault rifles” that has been received with less enthusiasm than Obamacare. In fact, many gun owners in Connecticut have elected to ignore the patently unconstitutional law in the same way that Millennials have ignored the IRS requirement for health insurance. And now, as the state issues threatening letters and increased confiscation rhetoric, citizens are telling the state: “Come and take them.”
  • Connecticut Gun Grabbers Exposed

    03/03/2014 6:40:50 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 29 replies
    day by day cartoon ^ | 03.03.14 | Day by Day
    http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/ Most powerful list of all CT gungrabbers. He takes risks. Can someone copy the pictures?
  • Prosecute Illegal Gun Owners

    02/19/2014 8:34:53 PM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 86 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | 02-12-2014 | Pam Bergren
    Letter to the editor Today's Courant says that there could be as many as 330,000 people with assault weapons who refused to register them according to the law [Feb. 11, Page 1, "Thousands Ignore Law On Gun Registration"]. Then now is the time to increase the penalty and start rounding them up. At the first sign that someone has an illegal weapon , they should be immediately tried and imprisoned. These are the people we must be worried and concerned about -- the ones who need to keep their ownership secret. Something wrong when they refuse to obey the law...
  • Three more teens face charges in New Albany fire that killed 3 children

    02/15/2014 10:05:22 AM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    WLKY.COM ^ | Marissa Alter
    NEW ALBANY, Ind. —Investigators announced charges against three more teenagers in connection to a deadly New Albany fire that killed three children and seriously hurt a fourth. Cody Cashion is already behind bars, charged with felony murder, but police said three teenage girls were in a car with him when he shot a flare gun into a home, intentionally starting the fire.
  • Cuomo aide (laser pointer guy) caught breaking gun law, quickly receives waiver

    02/13/2014 2:27:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/13/14 | Will Rahn
    Jerome Hauer, a top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, appears to have regularly carried a firearm to work in violation of state law. Hauer runs New York’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. Cuomo, an advocate of ultra-strict gun control laws, appointed him to the job in 2011. Hauer’s 9-millimeter Glock first came to the attention of local newspapers when he used the gun’s laser sighting attachment as a pointer during a meeting with a Swedish delegation. That event occurred last October at a State Police bunker, and was first reported by the Albany Times Union in...
  • Police: Man with snow rage puts gun to plow driver’s head

    02/13/2014 9:21:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    WPXI ^ | 2/11/14
    UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Everyone seems to be tired of the snow this winter, but police said one man took it too far when he took his snow rage out on a plow driver. “He had a gun to my head,” said plow driver John Abraham. “He grabbed me by the arm and tried to pull me out of my truck. He put the gun to the side of my face and said, ‘You’re going to move that snow.’”
  • Officials in Connecticut Stunned by What Could Be a Massive, State-Wide Act of ‘Civil Disobedience’

    02/13/2014 7:51:11 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 106 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2-13-2014 | Jason Howerton
    On Jan. 1, 2014, tens of thousands of defiant gun owners seemingly made the choice not to register their semi-automatic rifles with the state of Connecticut as required by a hastily-passed gun control law. By possessing unregistered so-called “assault rifles,” they all technically became guilty of committing Class D felonies overnight. Police had received 47,916 applications for “assault weapons certificates” and 21,000 incomplete applications as of Dec. 31, Lt. Paul Vance told The Courant. At roughly 50,000 applications, officials estimate that as little as 15 percent of the covered semi-automatic rifles have actually been registered with the state. “No one...
  • BERETTA: Maryland disrespects us and gun owners, so we expand in Tennessee

    02/05/2014 8:00:24 PM PST · by correctthought · 30 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/ ^ | 2/4/14 | Ugo Gussalli Beretta
    My family has operated our business from the same small town in northern Italy for 500 years. This means that when we make a commitment to a local community, our hope is to do so for decades, if not centuries, to come. We apply this same philosophy to all of our factories and locations throughout the world. Such a commitment is not a one-way street, though.
  • Mexican man executed in Texas for killing a police officer is given a hero's burial in his home town

    02/03/2014 7:47:20 AM PST · by stickandrudder · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 February 2014 | Alex Delmar-morgan
    Thousands of mourners poured out to see the burial of the Mexican man put to death by lethal injection in Texas last month, a move that has sparked diplomatic tensions between the U.S. and the central American state. Friends and relatives carried the coffin of Mexican Edgar Tamayo to the cemetery in his home town of Miacatlan, Morelos state, amid an outpouring of grief from local residents. The 46-year-old Mexican was controversially executed in Texas less than two weeks ago for the killing of a Houston police officer in 1994, despite outrage from human rights groups and last minute appeals...
  • Federal Judge Upholds State's Tough Assault Weapons Ban (CT's Whole Anti 2nd Law Upheld)

    01/30/2014 6:14:50 PM PST · by raybbr · 85 replies
    courant.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | EDMUND H. MAHONY
    HARTFORD — Gun control advocates were buoyed Thursday by a federal court decision in Hartford that upholds Connecticut's toughest-in-the-nation assault weapons ban, calling it a constitutionally valid means of balancing gun rights and the government's interest in reducing gun violence."The court concludes that the legislation is constitutional," senior U.S. District Judge Alfred V. Covello wrote in a decision published late Thursday. "While the act burdens the plaintiffs' Second Amendment rights, it is substantially related to the important governmental interest of public safety and crime control."The legislature enacted comprehensive restrictions on ownership of semiautomatic weapons and ammunition early last year in...
  • Jodi Arias: Her $2.1 million legal bill paid by taxpayers

    01/29/2014 10:58:41 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 28, 2014 | Brian Skoloff
    Jodi Arias was convicted of murder, but still awaits a sentence. So far, Arizona taxpayers have covered $2.1 million in legal fees for the Jodi Arias legal team and other costs associated with her case.
  • Florida Considers Bill Ending State's Cooperation with Federal Gun Laws

    01/27/2014 10:54:44 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-27-2014 | Awr Hawkins
    On January 27th Florida state representative Dan Eagle (R-Cape Coral) put forward a bill to prevent any "agent of the state or its political subdivisions [from participating] with or [assisting] federal agents in the enforcement of federal firearms laws." According to the Tenth Amendment Center, the bill also bars the state from "[providing] material support of any kind to federal agents in the enforcement of these laws." Eagle explained the bill thus:
  • After the Fact: Civitas Media Denies Plan to Create Database of Concealed Carry Permit Holders

    01/26/2014 10:15:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/26/14 | AWR Hawkins
    On January 24th, a Civitas Media internal memo leaked to the new media describing the newspaper conglomerate's "attempt to build state-by-state databases that list those who have the right to carry a concealed weapon." Within 24 hours Civitas Media reversed course and now, on January 26th, says the idea never was going to happen to begin with. Buckeyefirearms.org first published the "internal propriety communication," which Civitas Media director of content Jim Lawitz "distributed to content editors, managers, and producers at [Civitas Media-owned] newspapers in 12 states." Lawitz initially refused comment once the communiqué became public. However, he eventually said "[they]...
  • Robber with fake gun shot by victim with CCW permit

    01/24/2014 9:13:20 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 23 replies
    WZZM TV ^ | 1-20-14
    "GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- A man who tried to rob someone with a fake gun is in the hospital after he was shot by his intended victim."
  • For The Gun Lover: The Couch Bunker

    01/22/2014 11:39:00 AM PST · by virgil283 · 18 replies
    popularairsoft ^ | OptimusPrime
    "Just when you thought that you have used up all the space inside your house to store away your guns,.. The Couch Bunker shows you the solution... "Imagine a fire-rated gun safe hidden inside a custom built couch, with bullet proof cushions with carry straps, so they can be used on the fly as a shield. Now there is one....." .....; CouchBunker™ patent pending, is available in a wide range of styles, leather and fabric coverings creating choices from game room casual to living room formal. Charles Alan Inc., a Ft. Worth contract furniture house, makes the couches, to order
  • Proposed medical marijuana rules force choice: Your pot or your gun (Illinois)

    01/22/2014 2:24:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/21/14 | Robert McCoppin
    Patients who want to qualify for medical marijuana in Illinois would have to be fingerprinted for a background check and pay $150 a year — and give up their right to own a gun, state officials proposed Tuesday. The plan outlines how adults who have any of 41 specified medical conditions, such as cancer, AIDS or complex regional pain syndrome, may apply to get a patient registry identification card to purchase medical pot. The proposed rules are the first in a series of parameters expected to be outlined over the course of the year to govern how medical marijuana can...
  • Anti-Gun Senator Demonstrates His Firearms Ignorance

    01/21/2014 8:58:29 AM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Jan Morgan ^ | Jan Morgan
    Kevin De Leon, (California Democrat) of course… makes an absolute fool of himself when attempting to talk about firearms, which he clearly knows nothing about. Unfortunately for him, it was video taped and will now be ‘out there’ forever. Mr. De Leon, is just one more example of the foolishness in the democratic party regarding firearms and the 2nd Amendment. If he wants to be anti-gun… thats his business…. but.. if he thinks his ignorance about firearms should prevent the rest of us from exercising our 2nd Amendment rights, that is MY BUSINESS. Mr. De Leon, the next time you...
  • Cuomo Backtracks: 'It Is Fine' to Be Anti-Gun Control, Anti-Choice

    01/21/2014 7:44:53 AM PST · by Morgana · 39 replies
    weekly standard ^ | DANIEL HALPER
    New York governor Andrew Cuomo came under fire for criticizing pro-life and pro-Second Amendment citizens of his state -- and saying "that is not who New Yorkers are." Their problem is not me and democrats, their problem is themselves. Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives, who are right to life, pro assault weapon, anti-gay, is that who they are? Because if that is who they are, and if they are the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York. Because that is not who New Yorkers are. Now his office is backtracking and insisting...
  • Proving Mental Stability. Gun Control and Obamacare

    01/17/2014 12:40:18 PM PST · by rktman · 43 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 1/16/2014 | Stan McHugh
    A couple of weeks back, when news appeared of Mr. Obama’s executive order to “expand” so called background checks to confirm the mental health of firearm purchasers, it seemed on the surface to be somewhat innocuous. Making it more difficult for a “mentally unstable” person to obtain a firearm does, on the surface, sound reasonable, does it not? It does until one considers two critically important factors.
  • Elkhart Shooting Killer Obsessed With Serial Killers And Insane Clown Posse On Facebook

    01/16/2014 11:54:02 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    INQUISITR ^ | staff
    n Thursday, police identified the shooter in the Elkhart shooting that took place in an Indiana super market. The Elkhart shooting killer was named by Indiana State Police as Shawn Walter Bair. Disturbing facts are beginning to come to the surface regarding Bair. The Inquisitr reported on Thursday that Bair, 22, walked into Martin’s Super Market in Elkhart, IN and shot two women. One was an employee, 20, and another was a customer, 44. Shawn Walter Bair was shot and killed by Elkhart police while trying to flee the scene. While not all the details have been released in the...
  • India's light-weight gun for women slammed

    01/14/2014 7:53:46 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 14 Jan 2014 | CNN
    <p>New Delhi, India (CNN) - A light-weight gun named after an Indian gang rape victim has triggered a wave of criticism from advocates who call it "abhorrent."</p> <p>Last week, an Indian state-run gunmaker introduced the .32-calibre revolver, made of titanium alloy, calling it a "valuable contribution to women's security."</p>
  • Lawmakers plot new strategy for defying gun laws (Missouri)

    01/12/2014 6:13:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/12/14 | Jordan Shapiro
    **SNIP** When the Legislature opened on Wednesday, Senate GOP leaders said passing a gun rights bill was a top priority for the legislative session. Like last year's bill, the new version would also reduce the age requirement for concealed carry permits from 21 to 19 and prohibit municipalities from passing ordinances to limit openly carrying a firearm. Many Missouri Democrats are likely to oppose the measure again this year as an unconstitutional waste of the Legislature's time. "The state will never trump federal laws," said Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, a St. Louis Democrat. "It is again another right wing Republican attempt...
  • Gun registration is HERE and it will only lead to gun confiscation

    01/07/2014 4:55:08 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 20 replies
    http://therightscoop.com ^ | January 7 ,2 014 | The Right Scoop
    This is a stark warning by our brothers at Sun News in Canada that we are headed directly for gun confiscation and are blazing the same path that they took. It starts in Connecticut where they have now forced gun owners to register their weapons and Brian Lilly explains precisely how this new registration law will lead to gun confiscation. This is a MUST WATCH:
  • MSNBC Associates Duck Dynasty Gun Line with Mass Shootings

    01/05/2014 10:37:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | January 4, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    When MSNBC's Thomas Roberts announced the new line of Duck Commander guns on January 3rd, he was joined by Len Everett of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Everett claimed Phil Robertson, of Duck Dynasty fame, made his controversial comments to sell guns to conservative, middle-aged, white males and criticized the Robertson family for selling the kinds of guns used in mass shootings. Roberts used leading questions to guide Everett in making these points throughout the segment. For example, Roberts introduced Everett by pointing out that the new line of guns includes a "semi-automatic pistol" and "two semi-automatic rifles." Moreover,...
  • Hey look! It's Enrico Pallazzo! Ed Helms attached to new 'Naked Gun' movie

    12/28/2013 6:28:13 PM PST · by Bender2 · 19 replies
    Hey look! It's Enrico Pallazzo! Ed Helms attached to new 'Naked Gun' movie By Jeff Labrecque As Variety initially reported this morning, The Hangover‘s Ed Helms is attached to the project, stepping into the sometimes-wrong, but never-in-doubt shoes of dimwitted cop Frank Drebin. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker, who created Police Squad!, the short-lived TV series that starred Nielsen as Drebin and inspired the three successful Naked Gun comedies, are not involved with the new movie. Instead, Reno 911! creators Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant are working on the script (which makes sense since they appreciate the...
  • Kalashnikov inventor dies aged 94

    12/23/2013 9:07:03 AM PST · by PGR88 · 24 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | December 23, 2013 | Harriet Alexander
    Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the world's most famous gun, has died. While Kalashnikov designed a weapon that became synonymous with killing on a sometimes indiscriminate scale. He was seen in the Soviet Union as a national hero and symbol of Moscow's proud military past. A former soldier, inspired by the drawbacks of Russian weaponry in the Second World War he decided to invent a new assault rifle. This process culminated in 1947 with the design of the AK-47. Over the course of his career he evolved the basic design into a weapons family. Kalashnikov, who was in his 20s when...
  • Will the High River Canada Gun Grab Documentary Fall On Deaf Ears? ~ Video

    12/18/2013 4:06:59 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 8 replies
    AMMOLAND ^ | DEC 18,2013 | CSSA
    The documentary demonstrates chapter and verse that RCMP officers made some very bad decisions during the High River flood in late June. The source behind the orders that violated citizen’s rights remains unclear, but there was ample evidence that police lapsed into a pack mentality as they broke into private homes to confiscate firearms. Produced by the Canadian Shooting Sports Association.
  • CBS4 Exclusive: Wal-Mart Employee Arrested For Shooting Co-Worker’s Car Over Award

    12/15/2013 8:14:28 AM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    DEERFIELD (CBSMiami) — Investigators say bad blood over an employee of the month award at a South Florida Wal-Mart store led to gunfire and criminal charges. According to a Broward Sheriff’s Office arrest report last month’s employee of the month at a Deerfield Beach Wal-Mart store on South Military Trail had her car shot up by a co-worker who was angry after she won the award. Willie Mitchell is charged with discharging a firearm from a vehicle. The Broward Sheriff’s Office said surveillance video from a Wal-Mart parking lot shows Mitchell parking next to a co-worker’s earlier in December. A...
  • Politics: VIDEO: New Glock commercial sure to infuriate liberals everywhere

    12/13/2013 8:33:26 AM PST · by Morgana · 44 replies
    "Somebody picked the wrong girl." You'd think the party that claims to support strong, independent women would love her. OK, no you wouldn't. Because they don't. The party in question loves a woman who knows where to go to get government benefits. A woman like this is doing it all wrong: actually a lot more dramatic and intense than you might have expected. Every time she goes back to the couch (what is she watching, by the way?) and sits down, only to hear that ominous knock on the door once again, you're really starting to get concerned that the...
  • Gun Control Advocate Piers Morgan Admits 'It's Not My Country, It's Not My Constitution'

    12/11/2013 7:45:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 12/11/13 | Matt Hadro
    CNN's Piers Morgan admitted that he is fighting U.S. gun laws despite it being "not my country" and "not my constitution." In an interview with TV Newser, the CNN host explained, "It's not my country, it's not my constitution, but I'm a resident here, and I'm therefore governed by the same constitutional rights as anybody else." He also went on another mini-gun control rant on Tuesday night:
  • Anti-Gun Aggies?!

    12/09/2013 2:47:19 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 16 replies
    Empower Texans ^ | 12/07/2013 | Michael Quinn Sullican
    Everyone laughed when Texas A&M went and bought itself a law school. Now the joke really is on conservative Aggies, with word that the dean selection committee includes a professor who says the Second Amendment should be repealed and tells students that the U.S. Constitution is outdated. One can only wonder what prominent, pro-gun, pro-constitution conservative Aggie officials like Governor Rick Perry, Attorney General-hopeful Barry Smitherman, Lieutenant Governor-hopefuls Jerry Patterson and Todd Staples have to say about the decidedly out-there views of Professor Mary Margaret “Meg” Penrose. Or even about the circumstances that allowed her to be among those deciding...
  • Gun-related U.S. patents at 35-year high

    12/03/2013 11:18:42 AM PST · by aimhigh · 4 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 12/3/2013 | Susan Decker & Caroline Chen
    Gunmakers such as Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. and Sturm Ruger & Co. are boosting firearms sales by building weapons that are more accurate and easier to use, with gun-related U.S. patents at a 35-year high. Manufacturers are competing for sales with improvements such as magazines that increase a bullet’s accuracy or are lower in cost. Of 6,077 patents issued since 1977 in the firearms class, 19% were in the past four years, with a record 370 issued last year, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Democratic Colorado state senator resigns to avoid recall over gun law

    11/27/2013 9:15:06 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 27, 2013 | FoxNews.com
    A Democratic Colorado state senator resigned Wednesday to avoid a possible recall election over a controversial gun control law that led to the ouster of two of her colleagues earlier this year. Sen. Evie Hudak, who has represented a district that includes Denver’s western suburbs since 2008, announced her resignation less than a week before opponents planned to submit petitions to recall her. Calling the decision “difficult,” Hudak said she decided to resign to protect the new gun control legislation and to ensure her constituents would not have to pay for a special election.
  • UPDATE: Man arrested for attacking brother with sword; shoots himself, in Ranger, WV

    11/27/2013 8:22:27 PM PST · by Morgana · 100 replies
    WOWK-TV ^ | Lucas Hannon
    According to police, Jeffrey Turley was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 27, and is being held on several charges, including attempted murder. He is being held in the Western Regional Jail on a $300,000 bond. _____ ORIGINAL: The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office are investigating an incident out of Ranger, WV involving a man attacking a relative and then shooting himself. Police say it happened around 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23 at a house in the area of 1002 Barberry Road, just off Route 37. According to Lincoln Sheriff's, a male subject, Jeff Turley, 32, attacked his brother, also a male, with a...
  • MILLER: Every D.C. firearm owner to be fingerprinted to renew gun registry

    11/25/2013 3:18:00 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, November 20, 2013 | Emily Miller
    The 1,800 or so criminals who have killed, robbed or assaulted innocent people with guns in the District of Columbia so far this year were hauled into the police station to be fingerprinted, photographed and to undergo a criminal-background check. Now, legal gun owners who have committed no crime are getting the exact same treatment. That is neither constitutional, nor fair. The latest gun-control scheme that starts on Jan. 1 will force every legal firearm owner in the nation’s capital to go in person to police headquarters to renew their registration certificates. The Metropolitan Police Department filed proposed rules last...
  • FL:Police: Robber shot dead with own gun

    11/24/2013 6:32:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    myfoxtampabay.com ^ | 12 November, 2013 | NA
    ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) - A St. Petersburg man is dead after a botched robbery attempt overnight. (snip) Beachum had a gun, and the two men fought over that gun. During the struggle, investigators say the gun went off, killing Beachum.
  • New ObamaCare Mental Health Regs Tied To Gun Control

    11/11/2013 1:21:56 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-11-13 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Though President Obama said he was “sorry” that more than 4.2 million Americans have had their health insurance policies cancelled due to his signature health law, that did not stop him from instituting additional regulations and mandates for services in ObamaCare, this time for mental health and substance abuse. On Friday, the Obama administration announced new rules that place mental health and substance abuse services on par with medical and surgical benefits. The rules, which will apply to almost all forms of health insurance, will likely have far-reaching consequences, states the New York Times, as they are critical to Obama’s...
  • World’s First 3D Printed Metal Gun (printed 1911 .45acp)

    11/08/2013 5:16:56 PM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    solidconcepts.com ^ | 11-7-2013 | Alyssa
    (image courtesy of solidconcepts.com) Let me start out by saying one, very important thing: This is not about desktop 3D Printers. Solid Concepts is a world leader of 3D Printing services, and our ability to 3D Print the world’s first metal gun solidifies our standing. The gun is a classic 1911, a model that is at once timeless and public domain. It functions beautifully: Our resident gun expert has fired 50 successful rounds and hit a few bull’s eyes at over 30 yards. The gun is composed of 30+ 3D Printed components with 17-4 Stainless Steel and Inconel 625...
  • Missouri man trying to save stepson from fire hit with stun gun by police

    11/07/2013 6:52:20 PM PST · by servo1969 · 54 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11-7-2013 | FoxNews.com
    The family of a 3-year-old killed in a northern Missouri house fire early Oct. 31 says it is outraged after police used a stun gun to subdue the boy's stepfather as he tried to run back into the burning house to rescue the boy. Riley Miller, the boy, died in the fire at the home in the town of Louisiana. A city police officer fired his stun gun at the stepfather, Ryan Miller, as he tried to re-enter the burning home. Authorities at the scene reportedly determined it was too dangerous to make an attempt to save the boy. "He...
  • FL:Deputies: Man shot to death outside Whole Foods

    11/01/2013 3:00:55 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    wftv.com ^ | 29 October, 2013 | AP
    Deputies say Gregory approached Saunders and pulled out a kitchen knife. The two men began struggling outside Saunders' vehicle. Investigators say one round was fired from a handgun in Saunders' possession.
  • Virginia Supreme Court overturns Virginia Tech shooting verdict

    10/31/2013 4:51:57 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 37 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | October 31, 2013 | Frank Green
    RICHMOND -- The Virginia Supreme Court has overturned the jury verdict in a wrongful death suit against the state in favor of the families of two students slain in the April 16, 2007, massacre at Virginia Tech. Julia Pryde and Erin Peterson were among 32 students and faculty members killed by student Seung-Hui Cho. Last year a Montgomery County Circuit Court jury awarded each family $4 million, an amount that was reduced to $100,000 each by a state cap on damages. The state appealed the verdict, arguing it should be overturned because of trial court errors. In a 15-page ruling...