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  • Hillary Clinton: We Cannot End Terrorism Without Gun Control

    09/24/2016 6:42:05 AM PDT · by detective · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Sep 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    In response to questions from AARP Bulletin, Hillary Clinton made clear her position that to be successful, policies for ending terrorism must include gun control for all Americans. AARP Bulletin asked, “What would you do to address terrorism?” Clinton responded: Well, these are legitimate fears. I believe that people are rightly concerned about violence. Terrorism is part of that violence, and we have to do the best job we can to keep America safe. So I’ve laid out a very comprehensive plan about taking on the terrorists, going after them where they operate, doing everything we can to take away...
  • VIDEO: Home invaders learn a deadly lesson when their intended victim fires back

    09/23/2016 9:42:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/23/16 | Robert Laurie
    Lock & Load If Hillary Clinton gets her way, the concept of firearm ownership as an individual right will be eliminated. That’s not up for debate. She, her campaign, and her daughter have repeatedly signaled that she’ll appoint Supreme Court justices who will overturn D.C. vs Heller as part of her ongoing effort to gut the 2nd Amendment. Never mind that law-abiding citizens use firearms for self-defense every single day. Your ability to defend your family, home, and property irrelevant. Her agenda is all that matters. One wonders what she’d say to the woman who appears in the video below...
  • Brussels, Guns, and Switzerland

    09/22/2016 6:45:30 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 21 Sep, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    With the exception of the United States, Switzerland is the Western nation with the strongest tradition of gun rights. The Confoederatio Helvetica has survived for all these centuries by requiring universal military service, and by affirming the right of Swiss citizens to keep and bear arms. The European Union wants to change all that. Gun ownership as allowed in Switzerland runs contrary to EU laws on the prevention of terrorism. Although Switzerland is not a member state of the EU, it is a signatory of treaties that require it to “harmonize” its laws with those of the EU in certain...
  • Video: White man begging for mercy viciously beaten by black mob In Charlotte

    09/22/2016 8:09:20 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 106 replies
    Video: White man begging for mercy viciously beaten by black mob In Charlotte Daily Wire September 22, 2016 As rioting continues in Charlotte, North Carolina, supposedly over the shooting of armed black man Keith Lamont Hill by a black police officer, video has now emerged reportedly showing some of the roving rioters beating a white man in a parking lot as he begs to be left alone. The rioters kick and punch the man; at one point seven men are in a circle around the prone man, pummeling him. The rioters continue to stomp at his head and neck as...
  • Baltimore councilman introduces replica gun ban

    09/21/2016 12:45:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    guns.com ^ | Sep. 20, 2016 | Christen Smith
    A Baltimore City Council member introduced a replica gun ban Monday criminalizing the possession of any toy or imitation weapon “that can reasonably be perceived to be a real firearm.” Councilman James Kraft told The Baltimore Sun he sponsored the legislation “to protect the city’s youth.” In April, city police officers shot 14-year-old Dedric Colvin in the shoulder and leg on a street in East Baltimore. Colvin was carrying a BB gun officers said resembled a semiautomatic pistol. Similar incidents have unfolded across the country. Last week police officers in Columbus, Ohio, shot and killed 13-year-old Tyree King after...
  • Democrat steers terrorism hearing toward gun control(hijack alert!)

    09/21/2016 11:46:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 9/21/2016 | Jacqueline Klimas
    It's impossible to talk about protecting the homeland from terrorists without addressing gun control laws, one New York Democrat said on Wednesday. During a House Homeland Security Committee hearing titled "Stopping the next attack: How to keep our city streets from becoming the battleground," Rep. Brian Higgins said American streets already are a battleground where people are 3,000 times more likely to be killed by an American with a gun than by a terrorist. "You can't with any credibility hold a hearing with the topic 'stopping the next attack, how to keep our cities from becoming battlegrounds,' without fundamentally addressing...
  • Durbin: Knife and Bomb Attacks 'Sad Reminders' of Need for Gun-Control Bills

    09/20/2016 5:42:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 20, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate minority whip told reporters on Capitol Hill today that the Minnesota mall stabbings and the New York/New Jersey bombings were "sad reminders that this Congress has done nothing -- nothing to prevent dangerous people from acquiring guns and explosives to carry out future attacks on Americans." Outside of a closed policy luncheon, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Republicans "have seen multiple opportunities come and go to bring forward and pass bipartisan legislation to prevent terrorists from buying firearms and explosives, closing the so-called terror gap loophole." "All of which have been defeated by the Republican majority....
  • Obama Advocates for UN Gun Treaty Ratification

    09/20/2016 9:00:58 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 11, 2016 | Fred Lucas
    The Arms Trade Treaty went into effect on Christmas Eve 2014, but the administration has never submitted the treaty to the Senate for ratification, where it would require 67 senators voting for it to pass. (Photo: Paul Martinka / Splash News/Newscom) The Obama administration upped its commitment to get the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty ratified, a tall order since a bipartisan coalition of 50 senators have already said they oppose the gun treaty Secretary of State John Kerry signed three years ago. Second Amendment advocates are concerned the treaty could provide an international law rationalization for a national...
  • Gorka: This Is 'Guerrilla Warfare' & We've Seen It All Before

    09/19/2016 7:52:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/19/2016
    "I look at the last two years and I see the Islamic State fighting a two-front war," Gorka said on "Fox and Friends" this morning. "They're using violence in the region - in Iraq, in Syria, in Libya - to consolidate and expand the territory they hold ... and they are promoting attacks on the soil of the infidel." He described recent attacks in Paris, Brussels, Nice and Orlando as "guerrilla warfare." "That's exactly what we've seen in New York and in New Jersey this weekend," Gorka said, adding that a bloody knife attack at a Minnesota mall Saturday evening...
  • (Oregon Episcopal) Pastor Who Will Destroy Weapon Won't Be Charged

    09/17/2016 2:33:21 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 38 replies
    Lake Oswego Patch ^ | September 16, 2016 | Colin Miner
    Father Jeremy Lucas won an AR-15 at auction so he could have it destroyed. The pastor from Lake Oswego who spent $3,000 on auction tickets in a successful attempt to win an automatic weapon so that he could have it destroyed, will be able to proceed as planned. Reverend Jeremy Lucas from the Christ Church Episcopal Church in Lake Oswego was being investigated by the Oregon State Police for allegedly giving the gun to someone for safekeeping without having conducted a background check. "The case was referred to the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office for review who advised OSP that...
  • Marco Rubio introduces bill scrutinizing gun sales to terror suspects

    09/16/2016 2:42:03 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 24 replies
    Former Presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio on Thursday highlighted a bill aimed at keeping guns away from suspected terrorists as he fights a tough reelection bid to keep his Senate seat. The legislation, which fails to mention No Fly Lists, would require the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s be notified of any request to transfer a firearm to an individual who was the subject of a federal terrorism investigation within the last 10 years. “This bill would achieve everyone’s goal of making it harder for suspected terrorists to buy guns, and do so without violating the due process and Second...
  • Homeowner kills apparent home invasion suspect in Gwinnett County

    09/16/2016 5:19:09 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 63 replies
    wsbradio ^ | 9/16/16 | Nicole Emmett
    Homeowner kills apparent home invasion suspect in Gwinnett County By Nicole Emmett Gwinnett County police are combing part of a neighborhood after they said a homeowner shot and killed someone breaking into their house. Officers responded to the house in the 3000 block of Spring Drive after the shooting, which they said happened just before 4 a.m. Friday. They said preliminary investigation indicates the homeowner shot someone who was breaking in to the house. The apparent home invasion suspect was dead on the scene, police said. They said multiple people were in the house at the time. They said it...
  • Australia offers gun amnesty after increase in shootings

    09/15/2016 1:48:29 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    guns.com ^ | Sep. 14, 2016 | Chris Eger
    <p>With shootings a weekly occurrence in Melbourne and crime up, Justice Minister Michael Keenan announced plans to allow those with illegal guns to turn them in without compensation.</p> <p>The island continent with a population of around 24 million held a nationwide gun buyback in 1996 following a mass killing known as the Port Arthur massacre, where a gunman murdered 35 people and injured 24. The measure led to severe restrictions on firearms including an outright ban on most semi-automatic and pump-action rifles and shotguns. During the enactment of the law, the government bought back nearly 700,000 guns at a cost of $500 million, but whether or not it had a positive affect is still up for debate.</p>
  • Mayor Landrieu signs city's new gun safety ordinance into law(New Orleans)

    09/14/2016 11:19:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    wdsu.com ^ | 9/12/2016 | Kelsey Davis
    At a news conference Friday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, in partnership with City Councilmembers Jason Rogers Williams and James Gray and New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison announced a new city ordinance aimed at promoting gun safety in New Orleans.
  • Obama's a big believer in the 2nd Amendment…honest!

    09/14/2016 9:03:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 9/14/16 | Doug Book
    If Americans have learned anything about the zealots who claim to seek “common sense” solutions to the non-existent problem of gun violence it’s that they will never be satisfied until Big Brother has stripped every law abiding gun owner of every weapon. And the agenda of the left has not changed over the years. During a 2014 appearance on Boston Public Radio (WGBH), Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans said: “For the most part, nobody in the city needs a shotgun, nobody needs a rifle and… especially here in the city I want to have discretion over who’s getting any type...
  • Intent of 2nd Amendment is crystal clear

    09/12/2016 5:59:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/11/2016 | Bill Federer
    Signer of the Constitution Gouverneur Morris wrote: “Americans need never fear their government because of the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation.” Thomas Cooley stated of the Second Amendment: “The right is general. It may be supposed from the phraseology of this provision that the right to keep and bear arms was only guaranteed to the militia; but this would be an interpretation not warranted by the intent. The militia, as has been explained elsewhere, consists of those persons who, under the law, are liable to the performance of military...
  • "A Restatement of First Principles: What is the purpose of the armed citizenry?"

    09/11/2016 9:18:43 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 9/11/16 | Mike Vanderboegh
    In 2012, Mike Vanderboegh of the Sipsey Street Irregulars website put into clear and concise language the true purpose of an armed citizenry as conceived by the Founders of our nation and the authors of its Constitution. What follows is the article Vanderboegh posted. Read it, save it and pass it along to your friends. By Mike Vanderboegh We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments...
  • How 2016 Could Be Pivotal in the Battle Over Guns( Trump "is more radical than the NRA.")

    09/10/2016 9:29:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    motherjones.com ^ | 9/8/2016 | Becca Andrews
    "At some level, Trump is more radical than the NRA. In the wake of Orlando, he was calling on people to walk into bars fully armed as a means to prevent future tragedies."
  • Illinois gun sales surge past national average (Background checks nearly double in August)

    09/09/2016 6:29:09 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies
    83° NEWS Illinois gun sales surge past national average Background checks nearly double in August By AARON SMITH Posted: 12:43 PM, September 08, 2016 Updated: 1:40 AM, September 09, 2016 3 3 2 Comments Spencer Platt/Getty Images NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Background checks for gun purchases surged in Illinois to an all-time high in August, far exceeding the national average. The increase came amid a rising death toll from shootings in Chicago, a more restrictive gun control law approved for the state late last month, and anticipation that Hillary Clinton -- who favors stronger gun control measures -- could win...
  • 93-Year-Old Wheelchair-Bound Woman Robbed in East Harlem Store

    09/09/2016 6:54:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | September 9, 2016 | J.J. GALLAGHER
    A 93-year-old woman robbed in East Harlem says she doesn't know how she'll pay her bills this month after a thief ran off with $600 in cash she had just taken out of the bank. "I feel terrible, and just keep thinking about it," Maria Vasquez told WABC, a local ABC affiliate. She says she planned to use the money to pay for her monthly bills and now worries about how she'll get by, WABC reports. "I need that money, because my husband passed away seven years ago. Until the money comes next month, I'm not sure how I'm going...
  • Gun ownership is up in America. So why isn't the media telling you about it?

    09/08/2016 11:02:52 PM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 8, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    Two weeks ago, the PEW Research Center released a survey showing that gun ownership by households is up to 44% — a 7-percentage point increase in the past two years. Another 5% of households won’t reveal whether they own a gun. Yet, not a single mainstream American media headline has announced the increase. In fact, the media goes out of its way to find polls claiming that Americans are turning away from guns. In their War on Guns they want to give the impression that gun owners are a small, fringe group. Maybe they are hoping that this will have...
  • Report Criticizes ATF Storefront Illegal Gun Sale Stings

    09/08/2016 3:28:36 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 17 replies
    Federal agents lacked proper guidance and experience while conducting undercover sting operations in Milwaukee and several other cities that were aimed at disrupting illegal gun sales, according to a U.S. Justice Department report released Thursday. ..... Pensacola agents didn't place a team outside the store to help with potential emergencies and had no plans for dealing with people who couldn't legally possess guns but who left the store armed. The store also was burglarized once; the report said agents didn't install an alarm. In St. Louis, agents set up their storefront 600 feet from a Boys and Girls Club. Most...
  • Gun control group: 4,500 shot to death while Congress was out

    09/07/2016 10:08:04 AM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Sep. 6, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    Thousands of Americans were shot to death while Congress was on its summer break, according to gun control activists. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence reported Tuesday that 4,500 people have been shot and killed since lawmakers left Washington in mid-July. Lawmakers will be greeted by protests from gun control advocates Tuesday when they return to Capitol Hill. "Congress is in for a rude awakening today if they thought seven weeks of vacation would wipe the slate clean,” said Brady President Dan Gross. "While Congress enjoyed nearly two months of sun and fun, the American people paid the ultimate...
  • Sale of firearms that use bullet buttons surge ahead of new California gun law

    09/06/2016 5:01:45 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 89 replies
    A California gun shop sees sales of firearms that use bullet buttons to swap magazines sky rocket as new gun laws that will ban those types of weapons looms. Christopher Lapinski, the operations manager at Last Stand Readiness & Tactical in Sacramento, told Fox 40 Sacramento that he’s seeing more people coming in to buy the gun before the law takes effect. "The whole anti-gun movement, taking guns from citizens, literally has everyone and their grandmother buying firearms before they can't get them anymore because they want to be able to be protected," Lapinski said.
  • Gun sales on track to set a record

    09/06/2016 3:31:57 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 36 replies
    Guns are selling at unprecedented levels this summer, which means 2016 is well on its way to breaking the all-time record for background checks. Background checks conducted by the FBI totaled 1,853,815 in August 2016, a 6% increase from August 2015. That's the most checks ever in the month of August since the FBI started conducting background checks in 1998. In fact, every monthly tally this year has hit an all-time high, meaning that 2016 is on track to be the record year for background checks and, by proxy, gun sales.
  • College Students Know Nothing About the Guns They Want Banned (Snowflakes on guns!)

    09/03/2016 6:19:17 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 25 replies
    And these morons can vote! Unbelievable. There was a a time when people would not open their mouth when they did not know the matter being discussed.
  • Gun sales hit 16th consecutive monthly record in August

    09/03/2016 5:24:51 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 42 replies
    August marked the 16th consecutive month to hit a record for gun sales, according to data released by the FBI. A total of 1,853,815 individual background checks were processed through the agency's National Instant Criminal Background Check System for the month. That was a slight increase over the previous record of 1,745,410 set in August 2015, and brought this year's total to a whopping 17,880,475.
  • Target Practice: A review of John R Lott's "The War on Guns"

    09/02/2016 8:04:25 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | September 12, 2016 | Charles Cooke
    It's a sustained game of whack-a-mole. Up pops the claim, and in comes the hammer. Bang! Bang! Bang! And that's why you're wrong. Believe that most academics are in favor of more gun control? Bang, you're wrong. Convinced that extending background checks is a no-brainer? Bang, you're wrong. Outraged that research into "gun violence" is outlawed in the United States? Bang, bang, bang again. Nothing escapes Lott's gaze: Not the idea that American gun violence is unique among the world's nations; not the claim that Australia's harsh restrictions yielded a worthwhile outcome; not the recent hysteria over the prevalence of...
  • Swiss fear EU effort to tighten gun control could disarm law-abiding citizens

    09/02/2016 5:22:56 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 13 replies
    Swiss gun rights proponents fear a new European Union measure to tighten gun control could disarm thousands of law-abiding citizens, Reuters reports. The proposed gun restrictions which Switzerland, a non-EU member, would be obliged to implement under cross border agreements, has raised hackles among the Swiss, who resent intervention from Brussels, the news wire reported. It also comes at a time of increased tensions between Switzerland and the EU over Swiss efforts to curb immigration.
  • Four victims of Colorado theater massacre ordered to pay Cinemark nearly $700G in legal fees

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

    09/02/2016 10:20:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    danaloeschradio.com ^ | 6/14/2016 | Dana Loesch
    Is anyone else tired of navel-gazing pieces on firearms written by people who know nothing about them? If you’re not, you’re in luck! Slate added another to the trash heap: Sunday night, when my son asked me why we shoot each other dead almost every day in America, I got to tell him that it’s because we are “free.” We are free to get a .223 caliber AR-15–style semi-automatic rifle and a 9mm handgun. And we are free to sell those weapons to someone who might shoot and kill 49 people in a nightclub because of whom they choose to...
  • Smith & Wesson crushes earnings, as Americans keep buying guns like crazy

    09/01/2016 2:11:14 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 45 replies
    The gunmaker posted adjusted earnings per share of $0.62 and revenue totaling $207 million. Analysts had forecast that it earned $0.54 in adjusted EPS, and revenue of $198.3 million, according to Bloomberg. "We believe that higher revenue was driven by strong consumer demand as reflected in adjusted background checks from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) as well as our own market share gains," said CEO James Debney in the earnings release.
  • Roanoke (VA) vandalism gets high marks from new anti-gun group (The Betsy Riot)

    09/01/2016 10:49:36 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | August 31, 2016 | Dan Casey
    An anonymous group called "The Betsy Riot," encourages anti-gun pranks and vandalism all over the country. "We are infuriated by slaughter, and by the ignorant, violent, racist, sexist, fear-mongering gun culture that enables it, and by the overly polite and deferential failed attempts to quell it. We are here to change that," they told me in an email. The Betsy Riot | From Facebook Vandalism painted Saturday on a retaining wall outside Roanoke lawyer Mel Williams’ office on Third Street in the Old Southwest neighborhood. The photo was carried on the Facebook page of The Betsy Riot, a new anti-gun...
  • Smith & Wesson seen profiting from gun boom

    09/01/2016 4:39:46 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 82 replies
    Amid talks of tighter gun control and a series of tragic shootings, a pickup in demand for firearms is expected to drive double-digit gains in both sales and profits for Smith & Wesson's fiscal first quarter. After seeing slower demand in May, "The past two months have seen a dramatic surge in U.S. firearms sales, particularly in rifles," Wunderlich Securities analyst Rommel Dionisio said in a research note. Adjusted gun background checks, frequently used as a proxy for retail gun sales, soared approximately 28 percent in July, to just over 1.21 million. The adjusted figures released by National Shooting Sports...
  • Appeals court upholds ban on gun sales to medical marijuana card holders

    08/31/2016 2:11:19 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 106 replies
    A federal government ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders does not violate the 2nd Amendment, a federal appeals court said Wednesday. The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals applies to the nine Western states that fall under the court's jurisdiction, including California, Washington and Oregon. It came in a lawsuit filed by S. Rowan Wilson, a Nevada woman who tried to buy a firearm in 2011 after obtaining a medical marijuana card.
  • San Jose Police Chief: Too Many Guns In U.S., Gun Control Needed(Dolt control!)

    08/31/2016 11:06:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 80 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/31/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia says there are “absolutely” too many guns in America, and that more gun control is needed. Garcia also said Black Lives Matter is “a valid movement” and that his police department needs to to “acknowledge … [our] badge didn’t always stand for what it stands for today.” According to San Jose Inside, Garcia said the Second Amendment is “very important” but “obviously very polarizing,” too. He added:I agree with the right to bear arms, but I equally believe in the limitations that have been placed by our courts. One aspect that I find interesting...
  • Poll Shows Public Increasingly Divided On Gun Control

    08/31/2016 9:31:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/31/2016 | Erin Cinney
    Democrats and Republicans are more divided on gun control than they have been in years, a new poll shows. The gap in the public’s differed priorities regarding gun policies has grown increasingly wide since 2000. Between Aug. 9 and Aug. 16 Pew Research conducted a survey on gun control versus protecting gun rights including 2,010 adults, 1,567 of which were registered voters. The poll showed that in 2000, the percentage gap sat at 20 percent with a favor in controlling gun ownership over protecting gun rights. By 2012, this percentage gap grew to a 41 percent difference. Today, it is...
  • Curb Chicago crime by tracking bullets

    08/30/2016 11:00:06 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 55 replies
    WGN NEWS ^ | 8-30-16 | TONYA FRANCISCO
    CHICAGO -- An Illinois State Representative from Chicago is addressing the violence epidemic in the city, in a different way. Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, represents some of the most crime-ridden communities, including Englewood and the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Harper introduced her plan Tuesday for a bill that would require ammunition makers to stamp serial numbers on every bullet sold in Illinois.
  • ATF Reclassifies Wetted Nitrocellulose as Explosive Materials Under Federal Laws

    08/30/2016 4:57:36 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 40 replies
    Washington, DC -(AmmoLand.com)- In an Explosives Industry Newsletter issued in June 2016, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”) reclassified wetted nitrocellulose containing greater than 12.6 percent nitrogen as a high explosive under the federal explosives laws.
  • How Can You Love Guns Knowing They Kill So Many People?

    08/30/2016 8:34:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 169 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 8/29/2016 | Liz Shields
    John B. Fischer over at The Atlantic wants to explore the question "Is it morally acceptable to love machine guns?" He wonders, how can one love guns knowing they kill people in this "era of mass violence"? Fischer asks this question while visiting and participating in Oklahoma's Full Auto Shoot and Trade Show (OFASTS). I came here to answer a question: Why do people find it fun to attend a festival where they can shoot the country’s most powerful civilian weaponry during a time of mass violence? In many people’s view, gun ownership is integral to America’s cultural identity. But...
  • Black Gun Rights Activist Launches ‘Black Guns Matter’

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

    08/27/2016 1:55:27 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    A Pew Research Center survey released August 26 shows majority support for protecting the right to gun ownership versus passing more laws to control who can own a gun. According to Pew, 52% of the public want to “protect the right of Americans to own guns” while 46% support passing more laws “to control gun ownership.” The gap between the two positions was even larger when the question was posed to Donald Trump supporters, who chose gun ownership instead of controlling gun ownership roughly “nine-to-one.” On the other hand, when Clinton supporters were asked the question they responded in favor...
  • Toomey Crosses Gun-Rights Divide In Pennsylvania Senate Race

    08/27/2016 12:54:16 PM PDT · by Abby4116 · 47 replies
    CBS Local ^ | August 27, 2016
    CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — Freshman U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is the rare conservative Republican who is running for re-election with the support of leading gun-control groups, but it may not be enough to save him in Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania in this unusual election year....His stance so angered one gun-rights group that it is backing his Democratic opponent, Katie McGinty, just to send a message to Toomey and any other Republican who might deviate from orthodoxy on guns.
  • Sportsman's Center to cease arms rental and ammunition sales

    08/25/2016 5:38:48 AM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Tanja M. Linton, Fort Huachuca Media Relations Officer
    FORT HUACHUCA — The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is facing a more than $500,000 cut to recreation programs starting Oct. 1. As a result, DFMWR had to make tough and potentially unpopular decisions to rebalance its assets and make every dollar count. Up to this point, some recreation programs have been subsidized. This is no longer possible and passing along the costs associated with these services is prohibitive, especially within Outdoor Recreation. Outdoor Recreation and the Sportsman's Center will continue all services with the exception of arms rental and ammunition sales, which will end Aug. 28.
  • UT students protesting Campus Carry with adult sex toys (University of TX, Austin)

    08/25/2016 7:58:25 AM PDT · by bgill · 54 replies
    kxan ^ | August 24, 2016 | Kate Weidaw and Leslie Rangel
    As if the first day of college isn’t stressful enough, when classes resumed at the University of Texas Wednesday, students and staff were met with an influx of protests and rallies regarding campus carry, which was implemented earlier this month. The first protest began at 8 a.m. with students carrying around adult sex toys in protest of the new law allowing concealed carry on campus. The group, Cocks not Glocks, is asking anyone against the concealed carry law to wear them on their backpacks through Labor Day.
  • European Gun Sales Surge Amid Terrorist Threat, Refugee Immigration

    08/24/2016 6:24:20 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies
    A number of European countries have seen their gun sales take off as people feel insecure after the recent wave of terror. Weapon sellers in several countries attribute the rise to terror attacks and the mass arrival of refugees over the past year. Applications for gun permits have gone up significantly in Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic. In places with stricter gun laws, such as Germany, non-lethal guns and pepper spray have become alternatives. “There’s no official explanation for the rise, but in general we see a connection to Europe’s terrorist attacks,” Hanspeter Kruesi, a police spokesman in the...
  • U.S. Traffic Fatalities Continued to Surge in First Half of 2016

    08/24/2016 8:06:12 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 68 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 23, 2016 | Beckie Strum
    U.S. Traffic Fatalities Continued to Surge in First Half of 2016 Deaths rose 9%, extending a trend that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel increased Traffic fatalities were up 9% in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year. By Beckie Strum Traffic fatalities rose 9% in the first six months of 2016, compared with a year earlier, as a stronger economy and falling gas prices encouraged Americans to spend more time behind the wheel, the National Safety Council said on Tuesday. Traffic fatalities have been trending upward since 2014,...
  • 13 Shot at House Party in Gun-Controlled Connecticut

    08/21/2016 10:35:55 PM PDT · by RC one · 18 replies
    breitbart ^ | 21 Aug 2016 | by AWR Hawkins
    Two shooters opened fire on partygoers at a house party in Bridgeport, Connecticut, wounding 13 in the early hours of August 21, according to police. According to the Associated Press, police think the shooters “opened fire…from behind some hedges surrounding the home’s backyard.” Eleven men and two women were wounded. Bridgeport police spokesman Av Harris said the attackers targeted people “both inside and outside the home.” The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence reports that CT has universal background checks, no “gun show loophole,” a ban on “high capacity” magazines, and a prohibition on “the transfer or possession of assault...
  • New figures show over 900,000 suppressors in circulation

    08/21/2016 10:00:54 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 79 replies
    Guns.com ^ | Aug 10, 2016
    Data released by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this week show a big jump in National Firearms Act items to include a 14 percent rise in the number of suppressors and a nearly 18 percent bump in short barreled rifles registered. This includes: 2,545,844 Destructive devices 902,805 Suppressors 575,602 Machine guns 213,594 SBRs. 140,474 Short barreled shotguns 57,777 AOWs
  • Tom Arnold Pens Passionate Essay Arguing for Gun Control After Nephew's Suicide (sob story)

    08/19/2016 10:21:11 AM PDT · by progunner · 58 replies
    ETOnline ^ | 4 hrs ago | Zach Seemayer
    Actor Tom Arnold is arguing for gun control in the wake of his nephew's suicide. The Sin City Saints star penned an emotional editorial, published in The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday, detailing his own 52-year history with firearms and the tragic story of his mentally unstable nephew, Spencer.