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  • Lawmakers rally around expanded background checks for gun sales

    03/05/2015 2:49:24 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 34 replies
    The gun battle is raging on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers will introduce new gun safety legislation Tuesday expanding background checks to prevent criminals and people who are mentally ill from buying guns. Most gun shops are already required to conduct background checks, but the rules don’t apply to firearm sales made online and at gun shows. The Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act would close this loophole and expand background checks to all gun sales. “This bill is anti-criminal, and will help keep spouses, kids and communities safe by preventing dangerous people from getting guns,” said Rep. Mike Thompson...
  • Closing The Loophole Allowing Terrorists To Buy Guns

    03/05/2015 9:00:26 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    captainsjournal.com ^ | 3/4/2015 | Herschel Smith
    Chuck Schumer wants to do just that. It sounds oh so reasonable, right? U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for passage of legislation prohibiting individuals on the U.S. terrorist watch list from buying guns. The New York Democrat noted the arrests this week of three Brooklyn men on charges they conspired to join ISIS in Syria or carry out attacks at home. If they were on the terrorist watch list, the bill Schumer’s backing would have prohibited them from buying firearms or explosives.
  • Zero cops killed by Obama's 'bad' ammo

    03/05/2015 6:48:52 AM PST · by rktman · 44 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 3/5/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    The White House claim that the ammunition for the popular AR-15 rifle should be banned as part of a “common sense” effort to protect police officers’ lives is being derided by police officers themselves as a shameful lie. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said this week that the .223-caliber M855 ball should be banned because it can penetrate an officer’s soft armor and can be fired not just from sporting rifles but “easily concealable weapons.”
  • Firing back: Shootout over ammo ban gets serious

    03/04/2015 9:59:56 PM PST · by Perseverando · 48 replies
    WND ^ | March 04, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Major effort to 'stop the administration's executive overreach again' The AR-15 rifle is one of the most popular firearms in the U.S. for target shooting and hunting. President Obama’s drive to ban a popular form of ammunition used in the AR-15 and other rifles is drawing new fire from conservative groups representing gun owners as well as members of Congress. A lawsuit has been threatened by the Second Amendment Foundation, which says the ploy is a backdoor attempt to do what the administration has failed to do through legislation — ban the AR-15. But the battle is heating up on...
  • The worst MN gun control bill we've seen in years!

    03/04/2015 8:03:56 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    GOCRA email ^ | 3-4-15 | andrew rothman
    This week, Rep. Dan Schoen and Sen. Ron Latz introduced...well, we call it the Sign Away Your Rights & Rat Out Your Family Act. The Bloomberg bill, HF1361/SF1289, starts with the assumption that every gun owner is a ticking time bomb. The bill would encourage doctors to trick you into giving up your gun rights, and encourage your most anti-gun family member to petition a court to take away your Second Amendment rights. Grief isn't a crimeTricks and kicks gun owners when they're down. Everyone has moments in life where things seem hopeless. A death in the family, a job...
  • Vegas couple tell lawmakers they want to carry, be foster parents too

    03/04/2015 1:16:38 PM PST · by redreno · 8 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 03/04/15 | By SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY — Brian and Valerie Wilson asked the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to approve a bill that would allow them to carry their loaded weapons and still serve as foster parents. In testimony to the committee in support of Assembly Bill 167, Wilson said the couple’s attempts to get a variance from a state regulation prohibiting the carrying of loaded weapons with foster children was denied. “I am really heartbroken that the Department of Child and Family Services gave us this denial letter,” Valerie Wilson said. “I really want a family.” Wilson said the Las Vegas couple always...
  • Inside the Twisted Mind of a Gun Control Advocate: Jennifer Thorne Edition

    03/04/2015 9:22:07 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 3/3/2015 | Robert Farago
    The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Facebooked a news story on suspected road rage killer Christopher Lee McCullum with the caption “Don’t worry, folks. He’s a ‘Good Guy with a Gun.'” Huh? Any man who murders an innocent victim isn’t a “good guy.” Ipso facto. The antis are spreading this mendacious meme throughout social media and onto op ed pages. Here’s how Jennifer Thorne, Executive Director of Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, deploys the same sarcastic barb in a cleveland.com column focusing on last year’s pro-gun legislative package H.B. 234:
  • Gabby Giffords, Democrat Lawmakers Relaunch Background Check Push

    03/04/2015 8:09:38 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/4/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 4, gun control proponent Gabby Giffords will join Democrat lawmakers to push for expanded background checks on Capitol Hill. Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA) is spearheading the push.
  • Idaho Sheriff: The 2nd Amendment Is Your Concealed Carry Permit

    03/04/2015 8:01:31 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/3/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Idaho is one of the many states now considering a repeal of the requirement for a concealed carry permit in order to carry a firearm in public. Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler supports the move, suggesting the 2nd Amendment acts as citizens’ concealed carry permit.
  • Moms Demand Loses: WV Senate Votes to Repeal Concealed Permit Requirement

    03/04/2015 7:58:30 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/3/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America has been on somewhat of a skid for quite some time, from Staples’ headquarters telling group members to get off its property to Starbucks refusing to ban guns in its stores–Moms Demand Action’s claims notwithstanding–to Kroger, Fred Meyer, Harris Teeter, and Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) ignoring its gun control requests, as well.
  • Bloomberg’s Amazingly Inaccurate Ad to Keep Areas Gun-Free Zones

    03/03/2015 9:32:58 PM PST · by richardb72 · 4 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | MARCH 4, 2015 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Bloomberg's argument here is that the bill to allow concealed handgun permit holders to carry on school property is really an attempt to let criminals carry guns around schools. The fact that people will need a permit that requires a criminal background check is never mentioned. So what is the rate that permit holders cause problems? It is very, very rare. . . .
  • W.Va. Senate OKs bill to allow concealed carry without permit

    03/03/2015 1:49:34 PM PST · by redreno · 14 replies
    http://www.wvgazette.com ^ | 02/27/2015 | Eric Eyre,
    Senators approved a bill Friday that could make West Virginia the sixth state to allow residents to carry a concealed firearm without a permit.After reading aloud from the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, senators voted 32-2 for a bill (SB347) that allows people 18 and older to tote concealed guns.“The bill eliminates the crime of carrying a concealed weapon in West Virginia,” said Sen. Charles Trump, R-Morgan.The legislation next goes to the House of Delegates. Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Vermont and Wyoming are the only states that allow residents to carry a hidden gun without a permit.West Virginia already allows...
  • Gun rights bill would block ammunition regs

    03/03/2015 1:19:25 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/02/15 | Tim Devaney
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) proposed last week to prohibit gun companies from manufacturing and selling 5.56mm projectiles for M855 cartridges that provide ammunition for AR-15 rifles. The Protecting Second Amendment Rights Act, introduced Friday by Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), would roll back the ATF’s power to regulate ammunition. “The Obama administration’s proposal would unilaterally strip law-abiding hunters and sportsmen of their Second Amendment rights,” Rooney said in a statement. “Congress has made its intentions clear that this ammunition is for sporting purposes and should not be restricted. We cannot and we will not stand by...
  • Regulating the Intersection of Health Care and Gun Control

    03/03/2015 9:57:58 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    regblog.org ^ | 3/2/2015 | Charles Kels
    As part of the White House response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, President Barack Obama emphasized the importance of preventing access to guns “for those who would commit acts of violence.” In order to accomplish that objective, the Administration announced that it would engage the regulatory process to close loopholes in the background check system for purchasing firearms.
  • Meet Bloomberg’s Out-Of-State Operatives In Washington

    03/03/2015 9:25:03 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    progressivestoday.com ^ | 3/1/2015 | Michael Strickland
    Washington has been one of the target states for Bloomberg and his gun control efforts. Using strategies similar to Obama’s Organizing For America, combined with a multi million dollar public relations push, they were able to successfully pass a ballot initiative that would mandate background checks for private firearm transactions (though, by a considerably smaller margin than their initial polling). So who are the folks working behind the scenes to make this happen? You probably won’t be surprised that many of them are from out of state, shipped in to “organize”.
  • Support For Permitless “Constitutional Carry” Of Handguns Surges

    03/03/2015 9:15:04 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 3/2/2015 | Bob Owens
    Supporters of the legislation in Kansas pointed out that permitless open carry was already the law of the land, and that citizens shouldn’t have to get a permit to simply put on a coat that might conceal the same firearm. They also pointed out the absurdity of requiring law-abiding citizens to get a permit, when criminals were going to carry weapons illegally, regardless of laws. The bill now heads to the Kansas House.
  • It’s An Inside-The-Waistband World (For Some)

    03/03/2015 8:57:20 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    shootingsportsretailer.com ^ | 3/3/2015 | Christian Lowe
    As the trend toward more concealed carry handguns continues, holster makers are responding with better options than ever before.
  • Bearing Arms Is Our Right; Protecting Our Families Is Our Responsibility

    03/03/2015 8:31:05 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 3/3/2015 | Charlie Daniels
    "No free man shall ever be debarred from the use of arms." Who said that? Some right wing zealot, clinging to his “guns or religion,” a lifetime member of the NRA who takes the Second Amendment seriously and believes that it means exactly what is says? No, that statement, among others concerning America's constitutionally guaranteed right to bear arms, was made by an internationally recognized intellectual, founder of a university, statesman, farmer, businessman, diplomat, eloquent author of our most meaningful federal papers and two term President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. The quote was in Jefferson’s first three drafts...
  • Republican Introduces Bill Revoking ATF’s Power to Regulate Ammo

    03/02/2015 10:19:14 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 44 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 3-2-15 | AWR Hawkins
    On Friday, Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL) introduced legislation revoking the ATF’s claim of power to regulate ammunition via “armor piecing” language in the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA). The ATF is specifically claiming the ability to regulate ammunition via the “armor piercing” language contained in the Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act, an amendment added to the GCA in 1986. Their current focus is on banning the wildly popular M855 round for AR-15 rifles. Rooney’s bill would roll back the ATF’s powers to pre-1986 levels. According to The Hill, Rooney’s bill “would prohibit the ATF or any other federal agency...
  • Crime Prevention Research Center's John Lott talking about gun-free zones on Wyoming Capitol Outlook

    03/02/2015 4:26:29 PM PST · by richardb72 · 3 replies
    Wyoming Public Television ^ | February 27, 2015 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Crime Prevention Research Center's John Lott talking about gun-free zones on Wyoming Capitol Outlook, Wyoming Public Television
  • CPAC 2015: The History of Gun Control

    03/02/2015 8:26:39 AM PST · by rktman · 1 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/1/2015 | unknown
    The left’s scheme is to essentially buy the media with the millions they have at their disposal. And losing isn’t a big deal to them, Rusnak said. Even single wins here and there helps them advance their agenda, whereas any loss for pro-gun advocates is a loss of our freedoms. The scheme was at its most effective in Washington State. With the successful passage in 2014 of Initiative 594, the anti-gunners spent $10 million to pass the law. And they won. Still, even though they won and the NRA was outspent 20 to one, the anti-gunners couldn’t even get 60...
  • Gun-Grabbing Geraldo: 'Far Too Many Creepy Untrained People with Deadly Weapons'

    03/01/2015 6:51:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 41 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 28, 2015 | Melissa Mullins
    Gun-Grabbing Geraldo: 'Far Too Many Creepy Untrained People with Deadly Weapons' By Melissa Mullins | February 28, 2015 | 10:52 PM EST Fox News host Geraldo Rivera made another outrageous statement regarding gun control, and his distaste for those who choose to exercise their right for the Second Amendment. On Friday’s Fox & Friends show, Geraldo was asked to comment on a recent story out of Pasadena, Texas about a mother who was “charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.”
  • Bloggers, get your applications in for Dart "Guns and 'Gun Violence' Workshop"

    02/28/2015 5:46:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The above is a screenshot from the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma's call for applications from journalists to attend a "workshop for journalists on covering guns and gun violence". It is from the dartcenter.org website, so you can look for yourself. The workshop specifically includes an invitation for bloggers to apply. From DART: To help journalists and news organizations in the Southwest improve their reporting on guns and gun violence, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia Journalism School is organizing a two-day regional workshop May 29 and 30, 2015 for reporters, editors, news directors, photographers,...
  • Bloomberg Backed Gun Bill Dead in Vermont

    02/28/2015 11:12:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A bill  pushed by Everytown for Gun Sense, a Mike Bloomberg funded operation, has floundered against intense grassroots opposition in Vermont. Vermont has some of the least infringements on second amendment rights in the country.  Vermont always had constitutional carry, with no permit required, for its entire history.  Vermont has always had one of the lowest crime rates in the country.   From burlingtonfreepress.com, a Gannet company: Supporters of the bill faced strong headwinds, including the opposition of Gov. Peter Shumlin and pushback from Vermont's hunters and police chiefs. The most controversial provision would have required almost all private gun...
  • Nevada assemblyman arrested on DUI charge

    CARSON CITY — A Nevada assemblyman was arrested early Friday on suspicion of drunken driving after a Carson City deputy found him asleep in a car outside a bar with a gun in his pocket, authorities said.
  • Devilish details behind Obama's bullet ban

    02/26/2015 9:11:30 PM PST · by Perseverando · 41 replies
    WND ^ | February 26, 2015 | Jeff Knox
    Jeff Knox explains why latest move by BATF is 'ridiculous' The Obama administration’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, or BATF, recently announced its intention to ban the manufacture, importation and distribution of popular SS109/M855 ammunition commonly used in AR-15 type rifles, based on the construction of the projectile it uses. This ammo served as the standard issue, 5.56 x 45mm round used by the U.S. military and most NATO countries around the world. It is commonly referred to as “Green Tip” because the military puts a bit of green paint on the tip of the bullet to help...
  • Christie tells CPAC crowd he shouldn’t be counted out

    02/26/2015 4:01:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 26, 2015 2:58 PM EST | Jill Colvin
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sold himself to a room of conservative activists Thursday as a fighter who shouldn’t be counted out as he mulls a run for president in 2016. The Republican, who has struggled in recent weeks to gain momentum, was interviewed by talk show host Laura Ingraham onstage at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland. The three-day event features a parade of potential presidential contenders. Christie has faced a slew of negative stories and a formidable fundraising challenge from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. But he made clear Thursday he’s not dissuaded. “Is the election...
  • Laura Ingraham claims Chris Christie is a conservative

    02/26/2015 4:00:31 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 27 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | Oct. 23, 2014
    There’s a lot I like about Christie, and I know there’s a lot of people across the country going ‘I can’t believe she’s saying that! Christie’s a liberal!’ First of all, Christie’s not a liberal. (Laugh-snorts), okay? For the record, since bribing and cajoling his way into the governor’s mansion in 2009, the severely conservative Chris Christie has: Signed Hitlerian anti-gun legislation Endorsed Obama’s unconstitutional police state Confessed to agreeing with Andrew Cuomo on “98%”
  • Rush Says Obama is Trying to Ban Ammunition

    02/26/2015 10:25:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 65 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Heard on Rush Limbaugh Show a few minutes ago.  Rush mentioned the ban on  SS109 and M855 ammunition being pushed by the Obama administration.  Rush said that when people began buying ammunition two years ago, the left said that they were kooks.  Now they have been proven to be correct. Rush did say that the ban was on specific ammunition, but that people should not be fooled.  They want to go after all ammunition, and they have to start someplace. Rush is not a "gun guy"; but he is a far sighted political thinker, and he can see the...
  • Mall Of America Invites Terrorism With Gun-Free Zone Signs

    02/26/2015 10:28:20 AM PST · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 26, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS`
    ecurity: A video by Somalia's al-Qaida-affiliated al-Shabab group warns Minnesota's Mall of America may be a repeat of a 2013 mall attack in Kenya. The Second Amendment may be our best defense against terrorism. The immense Mall of America in Bloomington would indeed make an inviting target for jihadists intent on martyrdom. Its 520 stores, the most of any mall in the world, attracts 40 million people annually and is a global tourist destination. It's as inviting a target and as much of an iconic symbol of Western capitalism and culture as was the World Trade Center on Sept. 11,...
  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    02/26/2015 9:14:31 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 400 replies
    Washington Examiner2-26-2015 ^ | 2-26-2015 | Paul Bedard
    It’s started. As promised, President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this month revealed that it is putting the ban on 5.56mm ammo on a fast track, immediately driving up the price of the bullets and prompting retailers, including the huge outdoors company Cabela’s, to urge sportsmen to urge Congress to stop the president.
  • Feinstein Wants to Close the Terrorist Gun Loophole

    02/26/2015 7:47:45 AM PST · by rktman · 44 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 2/25/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    The senator behind the Assault Weapons Ban bill and a House Republican have teamed up for new gun-control legislation — to ban terrorists from buying guns. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015 in the upper chamber with co-sponsor Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.).
  • How gun control is causing another European Holocaust

    02/26/2015 6:39:47 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    americanthiker.com ^ | 2/26/2015 | Pedro Gonzales
    When Adolph Hitler got into power, he confiscated all the guns owned by Jewish people. Then, once they were defenseless, he sent them all to concentration camps. Now, in 2015, Jews are being slaughtered again because of their religion. And because of strict gun control laws in Europe, they are once again defenseless.
  • Time to Give Constitutional Carry a Jolt in Texas!

    02/24/2015 1:38:28 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 80 replies
    Gun Owners of America/gunowners.org ^ | February 20, 2015 | Gun Owners of America
    Earlier, we alerted you to HB 195, a “constitutional carry” bill that allows all law-abiding citizens in the state to carry as a matter of right -- without having to submit to any obnoxious background checks or waiting periods. The bill is stuck in committee, as is its Senate counterpart, SB 342. But the beauty of HB 195/SB 342 is that they would actually accomplish BOTH objectives -- establishing constitutional carry for BOTH open and concealed carry. ACTION: (1) Urge your state Representative and Senator to cosponsor and support HB 195 and SB 342. By clicking on the link here,...
  • Mall of America urged to drop ‘ridiculous’ concealed-carry ban in wake of terror threat

    02/23/2015 7:19:45 PM PST · by PROCON · 51 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Feb. 23, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Minnesota state Rep. Tony Cornish says the al-Shabaab threat against the Mall of America should be enough to motivate mall owners to drop their “no guns” policy so citizens can protect themselves. Mr. Cornish, a Republican who also chairs the House Public Safety Committee, said the Mall of America has interpreted state concealed carry laws incorrectly, and he’s intent on challenging them for it, a local CBS affiliate reported. “This is completely ridiculous. The complete opposite of what they should be doing,” he said. “If we’re threatened with an attack, the last thing you want to do is disarm...
  • 14 Things Everyone Should Understand About Guns

    02/24/2015 6:49:44 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | 2/24/2015 | Sean Davis
    Guns can be dangerous in the wrong hands. But so are articles about guns written by people who don’t understand anything about them. There’s sadly no excuse to be ignorant about firearms. They’ve been around for hundreds of years. They’re owned and operated safely by tens of millions of Americans each year. Our Constitution guarantees our individual right to possess guns so that we might be able to defend ourselves from those who would violently take away our freedom. Many gun controllers, however — some of whom have bylines for major media organizations — don’t actually know the first thing...
  • 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.
  • Retired officer killed 2 daughters, self, sources say

    02/22/2015 10:08:33 AM PST · by Dr. Prepper · 20 replies
    lohud | February 22, 2015 | Matthew R Spillane and Richard Liebson
    Link only http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2015/02/21/retired-police-officer-domestic-incident-harrison/23814087/?
  • Arm Potential Victims of Domestic Violence

    02/22/2015 8:18:01 AM PST · by rktman · 1 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 2/21/2015 | Robert Farago
    Let’s say you want to stop someone from shooting you. You could A) lobby for more gun control, B) report the potential killer to the police, or C) arm yourself. Choose any two. Common sense suggests that B and C are the correct answer. Even if you think “stricter” gun laws could keep a gun out of the hands of your potential killer, you’d have to be crazy to consider it a short-term solution. When it’s your life on the line, short-term solutions are what you need. And any law that makes it harder for you, the innocent party, to...
  • Everytown for Gun Safety: Guns Don’t Stop Rape

    02/22/2015 8:13:37 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 2/20/2015 | Robert Farago
    I’ve scheduled a post tomorrow on how to frame the argument that gun control advocates can’t win: guns stop rape. Ahead of that piece, I’d like to point out that the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex is up in arms about today’s quote of the day from Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore. Ms. Fiore said “If these young, hot little girls on campus have a firearm, I wonder how many men will want to assault them.” Bilious billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s mob, Everytown for Gun Safety, sent out an email blast today claiming, “This grotesque display of opportunism is beyond the pale.” Irony:...
  • FBI agent accidentally shot at Otay Mesa gun range (During "Training Session")

    02/21/2015 4:58:17 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 127 replies
    OTAY MESA — An FBI agent's handgun discharged into his leg Thursday morning during training at a firearms training center in Otay Mesa, a federal official said. The shooting happened at the San Diego Regional Firearms Training Center on Alta Road about 10 a.m., FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth said. Investigators are trying to determine if the agent accidentally shot himself or if the gun malfunctioned.
  • Justified or not? Tulsa sees rash of self-defense shootings this year

    02/21/2015 1:57:02 PM PST · by Lacey · 23 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 2/18/2015 | Dylan Goforth
    Dale Long died in the same red car he used to run into an apartment security guard on a cold night in early January. Long, who had been arrested in Tulsa nearly a dozen times since the early 1990s, was spotted by security officers who recognized him not only as the source of the disturbance to which they were responding but also as someone who had been banned from the property. Tulsa police homicide Sgt. Dave Walker said Long was shot in the torso when the security officer he ran into pushed away from the vehicle and fired a single...
  • Second Amendment Rights Squashed in Florida

    02/21/2015 11:08:03 AM PST · by Q-ManRN · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 20, 2015 | Javier Manjarres
    You have all heard the story of Dale Norman, the man in Fort Pierce who walked out of his house with his freshly minted Florida concealed carry license and was arrested because he did not realize his firearm was partially exposed. According to the non-profit, non-partisan, and grassroots organization, Florida Carry, which is also helping to fund Mr. Norman’s defense, “The County Court judge also did not fully consider the Second Amendment or the Right to Bear Arms under the Florida Constitution; denying those motions to dismiss the case because the question of the right to bear arms “is for...
  • ATF Seeks to Suppress AR-15’s by Banning Common AR-15 Ammo

    02/21/2015 6:20:02 AM PST · by Q-ManRN · 24 replies
    Gun Owners of America/gunowners.org ^ | February 18, 2015 | Gun Owners of America
    In the winter of 2012-13, Barack Obama went to war against the AR-15. Every liberal establishment ally in the country was mobilized to ban the rifle and destroy what they dismissively called “the gun manufacturers' lobby.” In the end, fewer than 40 senators (in a Democrat-controlled Senate) voted to ban semi-automatics. So what do you do when even a Democrat-controlled Senate will not support your lunatic agenda? What do you do when your agenda runs contrary to the law and the Constitution? You just ignore your opposition and go on the offensive, which is exactly what the Obama Administration did...
  • Europeans Discover When Guns Are Outlawed, Only Terrorists Will Have Guns

    02/20/2015 10:13:00 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 2/20/2015 | Michael Walsh
    Europe, a continent long known for the rarity of gun violence, is confronting twin challenges that give the issue sudden urgency: a growing population of radicalized young men determined to strike targets close to home, and a black market awash in high-powered weapons. The problem has been rendered vividly in recent weeks by a pair of deadly assaults that each paralyzed a European capital. In Paris and Copenhagen, the attacks were carried out by former small-time criminals turned violent extremists who obtained military-grade illicit weapons with apparent ease. In contrast with the free-firing United States, Europe is generally seen as...
  • GOA-backed “Constitutional Carry” Bills Introduced in Congress!

    02/20/2015 4:31:30 AM PST · by Q-ManRN · 32 replies
    Gun Owners of America/gunowners.org ^ | Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | Gun Owners of America
    Last week, Congressman Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) introduced H.R. 923, a concealed carry reciprocity bill that will prohibit anti-gun states like New York and California from cancelling the Second Amendment rights of Americans from other states. If you have a concealed carry permit -- or if you come from a freedom-loving “constitutional carry” state that doesn't require one! -- you should be able to carry anywhere in the country without fear of losing your constitutional rights because of where you are. To be clear, his bill would NOT force citizens living in constitutional carry states to get a permit to travel...
  • New Gun Bill Introduced In Nevada Senate

    02/19/2015 8:26:23 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    gunalizer.com ^ | 2/19/2015 | RRangel
    Senate Bill 175 was introduced by Senator Michael Roberson, which creates reciprocity with other state concealed carry permits, and would repeal the handgun registration requirements of Clark County. It also strengthens state preemption, of gun laws, by allowing those “adversely affected” by local ordinances to file suit. There’s a provision making it illegal, for anyone convicted of domestic violence, from possessing a firearm.
  • Sandy Hook Commission advises taking firearms from “bad” people

    02/18/2015 10:15:07 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 32 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/18/15 | Doug Book
    The 16 members of Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission have completed their report on the December, 2012 murder of 26 children and adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. And as might be expected from a hand-picked group of “healthcare professionals, public safety professionals and academics” their recommendations—offered in a 250 page anti-gun rights treatise—will have little to no effect preventing the next lunatic killing at will in one of Connecticut’s widely publicized Gun Free Zones. “We support the concept of firearm registration,” writes the editorial board of the CT Post, “though that would not...
  • ‘Anti-Gun’ Attorney David Malik Arrested At Airport in Possession of Gun And Ammo

    02/18/2015 4:35:22 AM PST · by servo1969 · 32 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 2-18-2015 | Mara Zebest
    Guns-for-me-but-not-for-thee hypocrisy on full display from the anti-gunner attorney, David Malik, when arrested for possession of guns and ammo in his travel bag at the airport.The Examiner reports the following and reminds the readers of other anti-gun progressive hypocrites:A leading local civil rights attorney was arrested over the weekend at Cleveland Hopkins Airport for having a concealed handgun in his carry-on bag, The Plain Dealer reported Sunday. David Malik, the original attorney for the family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice who was slain by police in November, spent the night in jail after a .22 caliber handgun and a box of...
  • VA: How to provoke a Shooting

    02/17/2015 8:29:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to YouTube Video of Rite-Aid Confrontation The Rite-Aid shooting saga has just resulted in another mistrial for Bernell Benn.  In the video, Benn is the large black man on the cell phone.   Colorado is the white man in white shorts and dark short sleeved shirt.  From the recent article at wavy.com: Benn has claimed he acted in self-defense during the altercation with Ramon Colorado in which investigators say both men had guns and began shooting at each other. During a jailhouse interview with WAVY.com after his August 16 arrest, Benn said Colorado jumped ahead of him in line...