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  • Demand A Plan to End Gunmanism

    06/29/2015 11:37:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 6/29/2015 | Unknown
    Finally, the celebrities of America have come together to put aside their impulse to be politically correct and to call out gunmen and Gunmanism. To be specific, it's radical, extreme Gunmanism that we are talking about here. Most gunmen are peaceful, law abiding people who just want to eat sandwiches and raise their kids.
  • Jeb Bush rejects post-Charleston calls for stricter gun control laws

    06/29/2015 8:24:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 6/27/2015 | Kurtis Lee
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush pushed back Saturday against calls from President Obama and other Democrats for stricter gun control laws in the wake of the mass shooting at a Charleston, S.C., church that left nine people dead. Bush, who traveled to this Las Vegas suburb for a town hall event, said he does not believe tougher gun laws would prevent mass shootings.
  • President Obama Sends Out Email Calling For New Gun Control Measures

    06/29/2015 7:35:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    gunssavelives.com ^ | Dan Cannon
    Lame duck President Barack Obama has issued a new call for gun control in an email sent to subscribers of his mailing list. Here is the email: Friend — We’ve had to come together as a nation too many times to mourn after horrific acts of gun violence. And right now, it’s not good enough simply to show sympathy. We need to acknowledge that there’s more work to do — that these tragedies have become far too commonplace. This is a conversation that folks need to have, and organizers like you are the ones who will move it forward.
  • Jeb Bush Supports Gun Control

    06/29/2015 7:17:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 6/28/2015 | Robert Farago
    Jeb Bush said Saturday. Bush, who plans to meet with black ministers in Charleston, South Carolina, on Monday, said identifying potentially violent people before they commit such crimes is a better approach than further restrictions on gun ownership. ‘We as a society better figure out how we identify these folks long before they feel compelled to take up a gun and kill innocent people,’ the former Florida governor said at a town hall meeting.” And then, this . . . Afterward, he told reporters gun control was an issue that should be sorted out at the state level. “Rural areas...
  • Bye-Bye Second Amendment

    06/29/2015 6:30:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/29/2015 | D W Wilber
    Barack Obama and his party have made no secret of their desire to enact strict gun control legislation in America. Their efforts have been rebuffed so far by the American people and the Republican legislature. But that hasn’t stopped them from plotting any number of ways to try to restrict gun ownership through regulatory, procedural, or executive actions. Those efforts are bound to continue, especially now that the United States Supreme Court appears to be open to reaching decisions based on political considerations and public pressure, as opposed to basing their decisions solely on the U.S. Constitution. What does all...
  • Federal Judge Orders Brady Center to Pay Ammo Dealer’s Legal Fees After Dismissing Lawsuit

    06/29/2015 3:25:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 29, 2015 | Stephen Gutowski
    A federal judge has ordered that the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence pay the legal fees of an online ammunition dealer it sued for the Aurora movie theater shooting. [Snip] “A crazed, homicidal killer should not be able to amass a military arsenal, without showing his face or answering a single question, with the simple click of a mouse,” Brady Center’s Legal Action Project Director Jonathan Lowy said at the time. “If businesses choose to sell military-grade equipment online, they must screen purchasers to prevent arming people like James Holmes.” Judge Matsch disagreed with the Brady Center’s argument. He...
  • Washington Post: Forget The Confederate Flag, Focus on Gun Control

    06/28/2015 2:01:18 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 28, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On Friday, The Washington Post ran a column asking readers to “look away from the Confederate flag” and look instead at the gun alleged Charleston attacker Dylann Roof held in his hand. WaPo published a picture of Roof holding a Confederate flag in his left hand and a Glock in his right. The paper then noted that the nation reacted to the Charleston attack by “[debating]…what the old battle flag symbolizes and whether it should be displayed anywhere outside a museum.” They argue that this is misplaced–that the nation should be discussing what new gun controls will be passed.This same sentiment was expressed by...
  • OH MY: Slain South Carolina Pastor & Senator Voted AGAINST Gay Marriage

    06/28/2015 11:20:28 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | 6/28/15
    Earlier today D.C. Whispers shared the stunning proof of slain Senator Clementa Pinckney’s actual vote to SUPPORT the placement of the Confederate flag on the South Carolina statehouse grounds. Now more proof is available of Senator Pinckney’s recent opposition to gay marriage. This evidence has once again been willfully ignored by the Mainstream Media, the Obama administration, and gay rights activists across the nation who are now falsely placing the slain pastor as one of their own. Here is evidence of Senator Pinckney’s vote outlining that legal marriage in South Carolina only be between one man and one woman: READ...
  • Tenth Circuit Court Of Appeals Rules Against Guns

    06/28/2015 8:35:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    gunalizer.com ^ | 6/27/2015 | RRangel
    It appears that, until the nation’s highest court decides to protect the expressly enumerated Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms as strongly as it does non-enumerated rights like gay marriage and abortion, law-abiding American gun owners are simply left to watch lower courts unravel the Constitution and our fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms in decisions like Bonidy.
  • Juan Williams: People Shouldn’t Have ‘Tremendous Automatic Weaponry’

    06/27/2015 1:12:59 PM PDT · by rktman · 112 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/27/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    He then cited a two-and-a-half year old poll showing support for gun control and said, “Most gun owners… do not see the need for people to be going around the country with tremendous automatic weaponry.”
  • Myths of American gun violence

    06/27/2015 1:06:38 PM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 6/24/2015 | John Lott
    How difficult is it to keep weapons out of the hands of would-be attackers? The terrorists who attacked in France this January were armed with handguns, Kalashnikov rifles, an M42 rocket launcher, 10 Molotov cocktails, 10 smoke grenades, a hand grenade and 15 sticks of dynamite. So much for the laws prohibiting all of these items.
  • Serious Anti-Gunners Show What Compromise On Gun Control Would Mean

    06/27/2015 9:20:09 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 27, 2015 | NRA ILA
    Whether to capitalize on a tragedy for political purposes, or because their urge to “do something” isn’t tempered by a sense of reality, Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) reacted to the deplorable murders at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, last week by saying that they may reintroduce so-called “universal” background check legislation to require background checks on private sales and trades of firearms, including those between many family members and friends. NRA members and supporters will recall that a previous version of the Manchin-Toomey “universal” background check legislation was soundly defeated in...
  • SCOTUS Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage Mandates Nationwide Concealed Carry Reciprocity

    06/26/2015 10:17:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 6/26/2015 | Bob Owens
    No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
  • Charleston racist shooter Roof wanted an AR-15; had magazines, accessory(BARF ALERT)

    06/26/2015 9:28:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 6/26/2015 | Ben Brumfield
    A search of Roof's car turned up six crescent-shaped, 40-round magazines in the trunk. "That's scary," former U.S. Attorney and State Law Enforcement Division Director Reggie Lloyd told The State newspaper, which first reported the development. "We ought to be thankful he never got his hands on an AR-15."
  • President Obama's Angry Projection on Guns

    06/26/2015 6:15:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In a podcast with far left comedian Marc Maron, President Obama put forward a typical "first step" toward further infringement of Second Amendment rights.  Building on the existing, ineffective background check system, President Obama posited these "standards".  From the patriotpost.us: “The question is just, is there a way of accommodating that legitimate set of [hunting and sporting] traditions with some common-sense stuff that prevents a 21-year-old who’s angry about something — or confused about something, or is racist, or is deranged — from going into a gun store, and suddenly he’s packing and can do enormous harm?” There is...
  • Rev. Cruz: Obama Administration Runs on ‘Deception' – ‘They Have to Lie’

    06/26/2015 5:54:45 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 11 replies
    CNSNEWS ^ | June 25, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    The Obama administration practices “deception” in “every area,” deceiving people into becoming dependent on big government, which turns people into “serfs” and “destroys the American dream,” said Rev. Rafael Cruz, who added that these leftist policies “do not work” and so liberals “have to lie” to advance their agenda. “I think that deception is the way that this administration operates in every area,” said Rev. Cruz, the director of Purifying Fire Ministries, during a June 22 radio interview on the Joyce Kaufman Show. “It has destroyed the American dream, destroyed these people’s lives, they no longer strive to better themselves...
  • Mark Kelly: Obama Was Right to Politicize Charleston Attack

    06/25/2015 5:54:52 PM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/24/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During a June 24 appearance on CNN, gun control proponent Mark Kelly said he thinks Obama was right for politicizing the Charleston attack one day after it happened. Kelly said he personally learned from the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting that the quicker the push for gun control begins the better.
  • Pennsylvania court rejects law that aided NRA gun challenges

    06/25/2015 10:02:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 25, 2015 12:18 PM EDT | Peter Jackson
    A court ruling striking down a Pennsylvania law that made it easier for gun-rights advocates like the National Rifle Association to challenge local gun ordinances is drawing strong reaction from both sides of the issue. A spokesman for Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter says Thursday’s Commonwealth Court ruling that the law is unconstitutional will allow municipalities to pursue common-sense gun safety requirements. Sen. Daylin Leach is one of five Democrats who joined in the challenge of the law. He says municipalities that repealed their gun ordinances because of the law can now restore them. An attorney for four pro-gun groups dismisses...
  • Most “assault weapon” owners are ignoring NY gun law

    06/24/2015 8:11:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 6/24/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Ever since the hilariously inaccurately named SAFE Act was passed in New York, gun owners and Second Amendment advocates have been stonewalled by the state government whenever attempts were made to find out more about how it was being implemented. But one group, the Shooters Committee on Political Education, (SCOPE) managed to break through the wall of silence this month and found out residents have been largely turning their backs on at least one aspect of the law. Owners of so called “assault weapons” in the Empire State are supposed to voluntarily go through a special registration process to let...
  • The myth of American gun violence

    06/24/2015 3:55:34 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 11 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 24, 2015 | John R Lott Jr
    In the wake of the murders in Charleston, President Obama has made more exaggerations and false claims about gun violence in America. He made two public addresses this past week — one to the nation on Thursday and one to the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Friday. On both occasions, he gave distorted impressions of how rates of violence in America compare with those in the rest of the world. In his address to the nation, Obama claimed that, “We as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in...
  • Manchin, Toomey both interested in reviving gun control push

    06/23/2015 6:36:44 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 23, 2015 | By Colby Itkowitz
    In the wake of the Charleston shooting, Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) are considering ways to renew their failed push to pass meaningful gun control legislation. In separate interviews Tuesday night at a reception before a ceremony hosted by Sandy Hook families to honor Toomey, they discussed their desire to find a new way forward. “We want to make sure we have the votes. Pat’s going to have to, and I’ll work with him, to get some of our colleagues on the Republican side,” Manchin said, adding he hasn’t talked directly to Toomey about a revival. Manchin...
  • Dear Pope Francis: Here Are Five Times Weapons of War That Saved Christians

    06/23/2015 11:20:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/23/2015 | David Harsanyi
    This week, Pope Francis informed an audience in Turin that gun manufacturers—and those invested in the weapons industries—were hypocrites if they called themselves Christians. Francis, who earlier this year accused weapons makers of participating in an “industry of death,” explained: “It makes me think of … people, managers, businessmen who call themselves Christian and they manufacture weapons. That leads to a bit a distrust, doesn’t it?” Well, not really. This piece comes with customary caveat that English-speaking media tends to tweak the translation of the Pope’s messages just enough to mislead or strip it of proper context—or sometimes, miss...
  • Gov. O'Malley's Squib Load On Gun Control

    06/23/2015 6:31:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/22/2015 | Matt Vespa
    .....O'Malley pointed to his record as governor, which included passage in 2013 of a wide-ranging gun-safety bill. On the national level, he is calling for an assault weapons ban, stricter background checks and efforts to prevent "straw purchases" of guns, such as fingerprinting requirements, which Maryland implemented.
  • Obama's post-shooting speech: Lies, not leadership

    06/23/2015 6:18:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/23/2015 | Mychal Massie
    Obama had the opportunity to bring solace and comforting words to a nation, a people, and a state in the aftermath of the Charleston, South Carolina, mass murders. But that would have been expecting Obama to at least pretend to be something other than the pernicious charade and anti-Constitution neo-Leninist he is.
  • Atlanta Man Holds Attempted Carjacking Suspect at Gunpoint Until Police Arrive!

    06/22/2015 6:21:33 PM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 15 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6aVw-BNpXM ^ | May 22, 2015 | RedsilverJ Facebook copied by TeamWakeEmUP
    Amateur on-site video. Not news footage. This man has it right as he is the first responder when a man tries to carjack him. Great onsite video. Not a news feed story.
  • [D-MD Martin] OMalley: A single life 'worth more than all the guns in the United States' [Barf]

    06/22/2015 5:43:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/22/15 | Ariel Cohen
    Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley may not be doing well in the polls, but he's putting in a concerted effort to make his voice heard on gun violence in the wake of the recent Charleston massacres. "A single American life is worth more than all the guns in the United States," O'Malley said while giving a speech at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in San Francisco. "How many senseless acts of violence do we have to endure as a people before we stand up to the congressional lobbyists of the National Rifle Association? How many more Americans have to die?"...
  • Karl Roive vs. the 2nd Amendment

    06/22/2015 10:45:04 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Guns don’t kill people, the Constitution kills people, at least according to Karl Rove, Republican strategist and architect of George W. Bush’s election and reelection as president. Rove, speaking on Fox News Sunday, and in the wake of the South Carolina church massacre, embraced the liberal mantra that there are too many guns on the street and went a step further and a step too far, saying the way to avoid more such tragedies is to repeal the Second Amendment and its guarantee of our right to keep and bear arms: Now maybe there’s some magic law that will keep...
  • WashPost TV Critic Mourns Only Liberals Will Watch HBO Anti-Gun Film

    06/22/2015 6:59:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    newbusters.org ^ | 6/22/2015 | Tim Graham
    Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever loved the latest HBO documentary on "gun carnage," as the Monday headline has it. Online, the headline was "A deep wallow in gun-related senselessness." It was "remarkably good" and "notably free of a direct anti-gun harangue," Stuever wrote, but he was still depressed that HBO was only preaching to the liberal choir ("people already horrified by gun violence and gun culture") and the film "won't ever be seen by those who most need to see it." Requiem for the Dead: American Sp
  • Pope Francis Says Weapons Manufacturers Shouldn’t Call Themselves Christians

    06/21/2015 9:08:12 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 88 replies
    NYMAG ^ | June 21, 2015 | NYMAG
    Pope Francis, who's been espousing pro-life positions in all senses of the term, took a moment on Sunday to inform those involved in weapons manufacturing that they're not really Christians. "If you trust only men you have lost," he told thousands of young people during a rally in the Italian city of Turin. "It makes me think of ... people, managers, businessmen who call themselves Christian and they manufacture weapons. That leads to a bit a distrust, doesn't it?" The crowd applauded and he went on to criticize those who invest in weapons industries, saying, "duplicity is the currency of...
  • 4 Killed, At Least 22 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    06/21/2015 6:31:35 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 6/21/15
    Four men were killed — including a man who died shielding his mother from gunfire — and at least 22 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.
  • Pope says weapons manufacturers can't call themselves Christian

    06/21/2015 1:31:47 PM PDT · by txgirl4Bush · 4 replies
    Thomas Reuters Foundation ^ | 21 Jun 2015 | By Philip Pullella
    TURIN, Italy, June 21 (Reuters) - People who manufacture weapons or invest in weapons industries are hypocrites if they call themselves Christian, Pope Francis said on Sunday. Francis issued his toughest condemnation to date of the weapons industry at a rally of thousands of young people at the end of the first day of his trip to the Italian city of Turin. "If you trust only men you have lost," he told the young people in a long, rambling talk about war, trust and politics after putting aside his prepared address. "It makes me think of ... people, managers, businessmen...
  • Bernie Kerik: 'Harshest' Gun Control Laws Won't Stop Evil

    06/21/2015 9:30:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 6/19/2015 | Cathy Burke
    The "harshest of the harsh gun laws" do little to stop people with criminal or evil intentions, former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik tells Newsmax TV. In an interview with "Newsmax Prime" host J.D. Hayworth, the author of "From Jailer to Jailed" said the "roughest gun laws" in cities and states "really make no difference. When the bad guys want to get guns, they get them and they use them for what they want." "I don't blame the guns," he said. "I don't blame gun owners. I don't blame the gun manufacturers. … I blame the people that use...
  • Gun Control Laws Protect Criminals By Disarming Their Law Abiding Victims

    06/21/2015 9:22:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    capitalismmagazine.com ^ | 6/17/2015 | Thomas Sowell
    There are people who have never fired a shot in their life who do not hesitate to declare how many bullets should be the limit to put into a firearm’s clip or magazine. Some say ten bullets but New York state’s recent gun control law specifies seven. Virtually all gun control advocates say that 30 bullets in a magazine is far too many for self-defense or hunting — even if they have never gone hunting and never had to defend themselves with a gun. This uninformed and self-righteous dogmatism is what makes the gun control debate so futile and so...
  • Judge who awarded atty fees to Lucky Gunner explains his ruling

    06/21/2015 9:07:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    armsandthelaw.com ^ | 6/19/2015 | David Hardy
    "It is apparent that this case was filed to pursue the political purposes of the Brady Center and, give the failure to present any cognizable legal claim, bringing these defendants into the Colorado court where the prosecution of James Holmes was proceeding appears to be more of an opportunity to propagandize the public and stigmatize the defendants than to obtain a court order which counsel should have known would be outside the authority of this court."
  • Prominent Dem on MSNBC reveals the stupidity of gun grabbers

    06/21/2015 6:46:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/21/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    It’s hard to imagine how the massacre at the Emanuel AME Church that left nine dead could have been worse, but a top Democratic strategist says the shooting would have been a “horror” if the black parishioners were armed. “Now I cannot imagine the horror that could have occurred if people were sitting around with concealed weapons, this thing started, and you have a full-scale gunfight,” said Democratic advisor Bob Shrum on Friday’s episode of MSNBC’s “The Ed Show.” “You might not even have three survivors,” said Mr. Shrum, a top campaign aide to now-Secretary of State John Kerry during...
  • Obama: Gun Violence in US 33x Worse than in Israel

    06/21/2015 12:38:15 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/6/15 | Cynthia Blank
    n response to a spate of deadly shootings across the United States in recent days, President Barack Obama noted that gun violence is a far more drastic problem in the US than Israel. On Saturday evening, Obama tweeted: "Here are the stats: Per population, we kill each other with guns at a rate 297x more than Japan, 49x more than France, 33x more than Israel." .....
  • Man (51) dies after shooting in east Limerick (Ireland)

    06/20/2015 1:50:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Sat, Jun 20, 2015, 19:19
    A 51-year-old man has died following a shooting in Murroe, Co Limerick on Saturday evening. It is understood the man was shot at a motorcycle club near Mountfune. Gardaí and emergency services were called the scene at 3.10pm. …
  • Charleston shooting could trigger Obama gun grab

    06/20/2015 1:39:41 PM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/20/2015 | Greg Corombos
    “We don’t have all the facts, but we do know that, once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun,” Obama said. “And at some point it’s going to be important for the American people to come to grips with it, and for us to be able to shift how we think about the issue of gun violence collectively,” he said. In the midst of that statement, Obama appeared to acknowledge the political realities in Washington are not in his favor on this issue. “I...
  • Why have we never heard the name Jeanne Assam mentioned in the past few days? On any channel?

    06/20/2015 9:58:04 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 33 replies
  • Bernie Sanders wants to talk about guns… at some later date

    06/20/2015 8:59:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 20, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    You can’t have an event like the Charleston shooting take place during election season without all of the candidates being asked to weigh in on gun control. (Once again pretending that any of the currently proposed gun control laws might have prevented that attack.) And since he’s still being discussed as a serious contender for some reason, Bernie Sanders was no exception. But when reporters asked the Vermont Senator to offer his thoughts on gun control, he took a pass. Bernie Sanders says he wants to talk — at length — about guns.Just not now.Two days after a white man...
  • NRA board member blames victim for Charleston shooting

    06/20/2015 4:27:34 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 37 replies
    AP ^ | 6/19/2015 | MICHAEL GRACZYK
    HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston attorney on the National Rifle Association's board of directors is blaming the deadly Charleston church shooting on one of the victims, saying the slain pastor had opposed concealed carry legislation as a state senator that could have saved him and his fellow worshippers. Related Stories 1. NRA executive suggests slain Charleston pastor to blame for gun deaths Reuters 2. Slain Pastor Clementa Pinckney’s Mission Suited His Storied Church The Wall Street Journal 3. And The First Person To Blame The Charleston Shooting On A Lack Of Guns In Church Is... Huffington Post 4. White gunman...
  • Here We Go Again: Left Pounces on Gun Control in Wake of Charleston Tragedy

    06/19/2015 6:21:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    "You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." - Rahm Emanuel Less than 24-hours after a racist young white man killed nine black members of the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina Wednesday night, the left took the opportunity to immediately politicize the tragedy with a push for more gun control. First, President Obama made a statement from the White House claiming violence like this "doesn't happen in other advanced countries" and blamed easy access to a firearm for the...
  • Republicans Keep Quiet About Race and Gun Control After Charleston Shooting

    06/19/2015 4:19:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Cray24 ^ | June 19, 2015 | Bogdan Moisa
    None of the Republican presidential hopefuls have made any comments on the Charleston Shooting regarding race or gun control. The Democrats candidates on the other hand call for more gun control and criticize police brutality in black communities, appealing to both black and white voters. On the other hand, Republicans try to target the white community, especially from the Southern states who do not want enforced gun control laws. In fact Republicans have push a liberal agenda when it comes to gun control. The fact that none of the Republican candidates discussed race and gun control issues after the Charleston...
  • Charleston: Another mass shooting, another fight over gun control

    06/19/2015 3:47:07 PM PDT · by RC one · 17 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 19, 2015 | Brad Knickerbocker
    As with so many other times in recent years, Wednesday night’s mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., has stirred the debate over gun control. Still, given political realities and public opinion, it seems unlikely that new laws regulating gun ownership will result.To some pro-gun types, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, the church’s pastor, who was killed Wednesday night along with eight other parishioners at a Bible study and prayer meeting, bears major responsibility for the tragedy. Mr. Pinckney was also a state senator, and he had voted against legislation that would have allowed gun owners to...
  • This is why Obama will go down in history as the Worst President ever.

    06/19/2015 10:33:23 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 32 replies
    Anonymous
    Once again we have witnessed the divider in chief using a ‘serious crisis’ to pit people against each other instead of trying to bring them together. ‘President’ Obama could have reacted to the recent events by not slyly mentioning how he plans on using it once again to incrementally destroying liberty. Rather than uniting the country and healing it’s wounds, we had the ‘President’ using mass murder as just another opportunity to score political points for his socialist national agenda. This why ‘President’ Obama will be considered THE WORST, bar none. Compare this ‘President’ to those of the past who...
  • The Charleston, South Carolina church massacre took place in a “gun-free” zone

    06/19/2015 10:19:34 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    wordpress ^ | June 19, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog The Charleston, South Carolina church massacre took place in a “gun-free” zone In South Carolina, law abiding citizens with a concealed carry permit are allowed to carry their legal, concealed handguns in public.However, South Carolina Code Ann.§ 23-31-215 prohibits them from carrying their guns in “churches or other religious sanctuaries.”This “gun-free” zone did not prevent Dylann Storm Roof from murdering nine innocent people, but it did prevent those innocent people from being allowed to defend themselves.One of the survivors claims that Roof stopped shooting to reload five different times. If just one other person in...
  • NRA official blames pastor for church massacre

    06/19/2015 9:59:34 AM PDT · by libstripper · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | Jun. 19, 2015 | Yaron Steinbuch
    An NRA official blames the massacre at a South Carolina church on the slain pastor's anti-gun position.
  • Obama Calls For Action Against Guns: "I Need You To Mobilize"

    06/19/2015 7:38:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 89 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 19,2015 | Charlie Spiering
    After delivering a frustrated speech about gun violence in Washington D.C., President Obama traveled to Santa Monica for a fundraiser with Hollywood star Tyler Perry. During the speech, he called for his supporters to mobilize against gun violence in order to change the current political environment that refused to act.
  • Gun-free zones an easy target for killers

    06/19/2015 7:13:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    John Lott ^ | 16 June, 2015 | John Lott
    The horrible tragedy last night that left nine people dead at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., probably could have been avoided. Like so many other attacks, the massacre took place in a gun-free zone, a place where the general public was banned from having guns. The gun-free zone obviously didn’t stop the killer from bringing a gun into the church. Indeed, the circumstantial evidence is strong that these killers don’t attack randomly; they keep picking the few gun-free zones to do virtually all their attacks.
  • Obama's shameful, phony gun control rhetoric in the wake of Charleston massacre

    06/19/2015 6:50:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/19/2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    If access to firearms were as easy as President Obama insisted in the aftermath of the South Carolina church massacre, Carol Bowne would be alive today. The 39-year-old New Jersey woman with a restraining order against an ex-boyfriend was murdered by that boyfriend while she waited for her application for a gun permit to wind its way through a process that takes at least two months to complete. But it wasn’t completed soon enough: