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  • “I Will Not Comply” May Bring Changes to I-594

    12/18/2014 7:28:19 AM PST · by HammerT · 7 replies
    Pictures and vid from last weekend’s resistance event:
  • Virginia: Governor McAuliffe Announces Next Grab For Your Gun Rights

    12/18/2014 7:10:26 AM PST · by HammerT · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/17/2014 | NRA ILA Contributor
    Under the guise of “public safety,” Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) announced Monday his push for a package of gun control measures during the 2015 session of the Virginia General Assembly in his latest misguided attempt to erode the rights of law-abiding citizens. McAuliffe’s scheme for rolling back your constitutionally protected freedoms includes: *Attempting to reimpose the ineffective one-handgun-per-month (gun rationing) restriction that Virginia repealed in 2012.*Seeking to arbitrarily strip some 9,000 Virginia residents of their right to hold concealed handgun permits for falling behind on child-support payments and pursuing prohibitions for people convicted of certain misdemeanor crimes from possessing a...
  • OH: Focus on Gun Color is Farcical

    12/18/2014 5:48:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Someone painted this Cobra FS 380 for unknown purposes.  The police claim that it was to make it appear to be a toy, but people have been customizing and adorning the appearance of weapons for centuries.  From fox19.com: CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Orlando Lowery was in court this weekend for allegedly painting his .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun to look like a toy. It is only in recent times that firearms could easily be made in many different colors.  As the capability to do so has emerged, more and more people are taking advantage of it.  Here are some pistols...
  • PBS Gun Poll Gets Pummeled

    12/17/2014 6:36:55 PM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Internet polls measure the ratio of people who have enough interest to participate in the given poll.  PBS.org has put up an Internet poll with the responses noted above.   You can see that the poll is getting hammered by second amendment supporters.   The message, loud and clear, is that of people who are interested enough to answer the poll, second amendment supporters outnumber disarmists by  24 to 1.   This is one of largest differentials that I have seen in second amendment related Internet polls.  A couple of weeks ago, we had one in Florida that was 15 to 1. ...
  • Shhhh. Secret Group of State Legislators Meets in Washington This Week to Plan Anti-gun

    12/17/2014 10:26:06 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    nssfblog.com ^ | 12/17/2014 | Larry Keane
    A handful of state legislators from across the country gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, DC to announce the creation of “American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention” or ASLGVP. The new group, which claims to be non-partisan, will work to push new gun restrictions at the state level. But the coalition has one major problem – they will not let anyone know who they are.
  • Lame Duck Dems Push Anti-Gun Murthy As Surgeon General

    12/16/2014 10:30:45 AM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 16, 2016 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Rights: No longer fearing electoral revenge from the National Rifle Association, an outgoing Democratic Senate pushed to confirm an anti-Second Amendment radical, who thinks guns are a health issue, as the nation's top doc. A Democratic Senate that earlier balked at the nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to be surgeon general of the U.S. no longer feared the possible electoral consequences of approving him in the wake of November's Republican tsunami. That, along with the GOP's obsession to not be blamed for a government shutdown, gave us a bad budget deal and the Democrats a chance to confirm Murthy. A...
  • Sandy Hook Families Sue AR15 Manufacturer

    12/16/2014 5:45:02 AM PST · by Cheerio · 46 replies
    Town Hall Finance ^ | Dec 16, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    A handful of families impacted by the Sandy Hook school shooting have decided to ease their grief by suing the manufacturer of AR style rifles. Obviously, a little unnecessary litigation is the most effective way to right the wrongs of a madman. According to CNBC: Ten families touched by the Newtown massacre filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday against companies that made, distributed and sold the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle that Adam Lanza used to kill 20 children and six staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary two years ago. The suit argues that the gun is a military assault weapon that never...
  • THREE DEAD IN BLOODY END TO SIEGE: Two hostages dead and Muslim gunman killed...

    12/15/2014 12:31:49 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 71 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 16th December 2014 | Emily Crane and Daniel Piotrowski
    An Iranian-born gunman was killed, two of his hostages are dead and four injured after a dramatic and chaotic firefight brought an end to a terrorist siege at a Sydney cafe. Teams of heavily armed police swooped on the Lindt Chocolat cafe in a hail of gunfire, ending a tense stand-off where Man Haron Monis had been holding around 17 people captive. Police issued a statement describing the event as a confrontation with a 50-year man, who they said died after shots were fired. The man was pronounced dead after being taken to hospital, police said. A man, aged 34,...
  • Dave Workman: Second Amendment Supporters Crowd Olympia, Puyallup

    12/15/2014 9:39:14 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 12/15/2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Depending upon whose estimate one accepts, anywhere from 1,000 to perhaps 1,800 Second Amendment activists turned out for a midday rally opposing Initiative 594 in Olympia Saturday, while the Washington Arms Collectors’ monthly gun show at the Puyallup Fairgrounds drew a couple of thousand more looking for pre-Christmas deals, and answers to questions about the state's new, and confusing, gun law.
  • Families of Newtown shooting victims sue gunmaker, seller

    12/15/2014 9:37:46 AM PST · by Boomer · 100 replies
    Fox News - Crime and Courts ^ | December 15, 2014 | AP
    HARTFORD, Conn. – The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher wounded two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit Monday against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting. The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit, filed in Bridgeport Superior Court, asserts that the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle should not have been made publicly available because it was designed for military use and is unsuited for hunting or home defense. "The AR-15 was specifically engineered for the United States military to meet the needs of changing warfare," attorney Josh...
  • Washington State Gun Control Activists Vow More Legislation

    12/15/2014 9:09:32 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 12/12/2014 | unknown
    In Washington State, gun control activists are already vowing that the recently-passed anti-gun Initiative 594 is just their first step toward dismantling gun rights. In fact, they are promising to dump more anti-gun bills at the legislative session next month.
  • Opinion: Affordable Care Act still allows collecting information about gun ownership

    12/15/2014 9:04:13 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    guns.com ^ | 12/15/2014 | Vik Khanna
    No one should take their health care interactions for granted any longer. Be careful what you say, who hears you say it, and what they write down. Not too far in the future, we will look back on the concept of medical trust and the sanctity of the exam room as a quaint anachronism. Your best long-term bet is to stay as healthy as you can and as far away from the medical care industry as you possibly can.
  • Everytown's '100 School Shootings' List Includes Non-School, Non-Existent, and Accidental Shootings

    12/14/2014 7:49:01 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/13/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On December 9, Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety released a study claiming "100 school shootings" had occurred since the heinous Sandy Hook attack on December 14, 2012. The problem is their list contains non-school shootings, shootings that did not occur, and accidental discharges of firearms that were legally possessed on campus.
  • Don’t Forget the Children Massacred at Sandy Hook (HURL)

    12/14/2014 7:34:58 AM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | Dec. 14, 2014 | John Stoehr
    President Barack Obama has wisely chosen to ignore bipartisan bleating over the lawful use of his executive authority to address pressing issues long championed by the so-called professional left. He has instead decided to flex his muscle, at long last. He struck a deal with China to reduce greenhouse gases by 30 percent over the coming years, pushed for regulating the Internet as a public utility, raised the minimum wage of workers employed by companies with federal contracts, created gender equity rules for such employees and protected from deportation as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants. Also, his Environmental Protection...
  • Nevada Set for Universal Background Check Initiative

    12/13/2014 10:17:37 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 12/12/2014 | Robert Farago
    “The [Nevada] Secretary of State has certified that the petitions submitted for an anti-gun initiative for the 2016 general election ballot are sufficient,” nraila.org reports. “This initiative was filed with the Secretary of State by the anti-gun ‘Nevadans for Background Checks,’ likely affiliated with ex-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ‘Everytown for Gun Safety’ and seeks to criminalize most private transfers and mandate background checks for nearly all gun transfers in Nevada, with very limited exceptions.” Here’s the official description from the group behind the push . . .
  • Pew poll confirms amnesty a danger to gun rights

    12/13/2014 9:16:26 AM PST · by Q-ManRN · 31 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | December 12, 2014 | David Codrea
    Survey results made public Wednesday by Pew Research Center show public support for protecting gun rights on the rise across all demographics except for two notable categories, “liberal Democrats” and “Hispanics.” [A]ttitudes expressed by Hispanics show overwhelming rejection of pro-gun political sentiment. With only 25 percent favoring laws protecting the right to own guns, 71 percent want government to “control ownership.” That tracks with warnings issued by Gun Owners of America, curiously alone among national gun rights advocacy groups. GOA has warned that amnesty for illegal aliens, and a "pathway to citizenship," will provide for millions of new anti-gun voters...
  • Gang Enforcement Team Arrests 22-Year-Old Man in Connection With Portland School Shooting

    12/13/2014 5:55:46 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 12/13/2014 | Zach Noble
    Police have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with Friday’s shooting at an Oregon high school for at-risk students. Police have been searching for a gunman who left three young people hospitalized in what investigators say appears to be a gang-related shooting outside Rosemary Anderson High School in Portland.
  • Robbed Before: Springdale Store Owners Speak Out After Shooting Armed Suspect

    12/13/2014 5:37:35 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies
    5newsonline.com ^ | 12/7/2014 | unknown
    Two suspects are in custody after Springdale Police said they robbed C & S Gun and Pawn shop at gun-point Saturday morning (Dec. 6). According to police, the owner of the shop shot one of the suspects. Police said 25-year-old Marcus Gould and 20-year-old Leon Roberson are in custody after attempting to rob the store carrying semi-automatic pistols. They said the owner, Shirley Cornett, pulled out her .38 revolver and shot Gould in the arm as he was jumping over the counter towards her husband, Clint.
  • Gun Stories of the Week: Americans Not Duped by Gun Control Deceit

    12/12/2014 11:27:20 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    outdoorlife.com ^ | 12/12/2014 | unknown
    Pew Poll: Americans not duped by gun control deceit A Pew Research poll released Dec. 10 shows 52 percent of participants support the protection of gun rights while 46 percent support gun control, marking the first time two decades that Pew has found more support for gun rights than gun control. According to Pew, support for gun rights has been steadily rising since January 2013, when 45 percent supported protections. During that time period, support for gun control also fell from 51 percent to its current 46 percent.
  • Gun Rights Tips the Scale over Gun Control

    12/11/2014 9:13:45 AM PST · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | 12/11/2014 | Pew Research
    Support for gun rights has edged up from earlier this year, and marks a substantial shift in attitudes since shortly after the Newtown school shootings, which occurred two years ago this Sunday. The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted Dec. 3-7 among 1,507 adults, also finds a shift in attitudes about whether gun ownership in this country does more to protect people or put people’s safety at risk. Nearly sixin-ten Americans (57%) say gun ownership does more to protect people from becoming victims of crime, while 38% say it does more to endanger personal safety. In...
  • Why Did The Treasury Department Just Purchase Thousands of Survival Kits For Bank Examiners?

    12/10/2014 9:37:07 PM PST · by Kartographer · 68 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 12/10/14 | Mac Slavo
    The latest eye-opener comes from the U.S. Treasury, a department tasked with managing the country’s debt as well as the banking system as a whole. According to a new report the Treasury Department has ordered over $200,000 Survival Kits for as many as 3,814 employees who oversee the federal banking system. It’s not clear why the federal government has ordered the kits, but perhaps they are expecting some sort of disturbance to take place and they want their employees to be prepared for it. According to Zero Hedge, the kits will be delivered to every major bank in the United...
  • Party of ideas: Democrats to revive gun control push

    12/10/2014 12:33:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 10, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    In the wake of the Democratic Party’s second disastrous midterm election in a row, the progressive wing of the party is acknowledging that Democrats need to renew their focus on policy rather than politics. On Wednesday, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee launched the “Big Ideas Project,” an initiative aimed at soliciting proposals from the public. It’s not a bad idea; the president’s party needs all the help they can get. “After being diminished in Congress, wiped out in the South, and marginalized in the states Dems focus on gun control,” wrote National Review’s Charles Cooke on Wednesday. It’s true. “A...
  • Nevadans for State Gun Rights Statement On Background Check Initiative Certification

    12/10/2014 9:34:43 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 12/10/2014 | unknown
    “In disregard of a formal complaint documenting violations of Nevada state laws and administrative codes in the “universal background check” initiative, Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller released a “notice of sufficiency of petition” on December 8, 2014.
  • Nevada certifies 2016 gun, marijuana ballot items

    12/09/2014 8:54:31 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    8newsnow.com ^ | 12/8/2014 | unknown
    Nevada's top election official is giving the go-ahead to two initiatives for the 2016 ballot: One to allow recreational marijuana use, and the other to tighten background checks for anyone buying guns from private sellers and gun show exhibitors.
  • Teens busted for stealing 39 guns, planned selling them in Ferguson (VIDEO)

    12/08/2014 9:30:11 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    guns.com ^ | 12/6/2014 | Chris Eger
    In the heist at the ag center — during which the burglars returned twice over a two-hour period — 39 firearms including 29 pistols, nine rifles and a shotgun were taken. Apprehended the next day, the teens advised police they had discussed plans to take the stolen weapons some 70 miles into nearby Ferguson then sell them illegally to protesters in the area. Once sold, the two planned to continue their burglary spree in Missouri, with the protests as a pretense for further looting.
  • This How Guns Are Made In Pakistan

    12/08/2014 9:18:27 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    mynameisfoxtrot.com ^ | 12/5/2014 | unknown
    I'm not sure if you guys have heard, but Pakistan is great this time of year. Most of what I know about Pakistan comes from watching Homeland which is probably based on a true story or something. Anyway, second and third world countries have really stepped up their game in the firearms production.
  • Sorry, Matt Stroud at AP: Non-Timely Gun Background Checks Don't 'Beat the System'.

    12/07/2014 8:39:55 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12/6/2014 | Tom Blumer
    In the runup to the Black Friday shopping weekend, the Associated Press's Matt Stroud hysterically claimed that "more gun sales are effectively beating the system" of background checks. Tim Graham at NewsBusters caught how Stroud described the situation as "a 'perfect storm,' like the disastrous ship-sinking movie." Stroud's report gave readers the clear impression that there are no potential repercussions if a gun buyer who should not have been allowed to purchase a gun based on a completed background check is sold one before such a check is completed when the three-day waiting period expires. Yesterday, the NRA's Institute for...
  • The Liberal Policies that are Killing A Gun Company

    12/07/2014 8:24:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Given that our Commander in Chief is a surprisingly decent firearm salesman, it’s a little odd that one of America’s most prolific gun manufacturers might soon be facing an agonizing financial death. But, that’s exactly where Colt is headed if things don’t change drastically. It takes a very specialized form of failure for a gun company to miss out on the Obama-inspired run on guns, the “assault weapon” craze of the 2000’s, and the proliferation of Concealed Carry in the 1990’s, but that’s exactly what happened. And, worse, this isn’t Colt’s first foray into fiscal failure. In fact, this...
  • Nevada Gun Control Initiative Challenged

    12/07/2014 8:06:42 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 12/6/2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Nevada faces an initiative that would virtually ban all private sales of firearms and would require federal record-keeping of all sales and transfers. The initiative is being promoted by a Michael Bloomberg funded group. The group was required to turn in 101,667 valid signature by November 12 of this year, distributed among various counties. The group claimed that they turned in 247,000
  • Gas Tax Campaign Gets Ugly Fast (also Ben Carson and guns)

    12/06/2014 12:35:02 AM PST · by iowamark · 16 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 12/6/2014 | Craig Robinson
    It’s pretty clear, there is going to be a major push to raise the state’s gas tax during the upcoming legislative session. While that should surprise no one, I was shocked to see the over-the-top TV ad that the pro-gas tax crowd is currently using to advance the issue. That’s right, school children are going to die if we don’t raise the gas tax. This outrageous ad makes all those negative ads in the U.S. Senate race look like child’s play. Talk about jumping the shark. The ad begins with the claim that there are currently 5,000 deficient bridges in...
  • Remington 700: Massive Fix for the Country's Most Popular Gun

    12/06/2014 5:21:02 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 55 replies
    America's oldest gun manufacturer, Remington, has agreed to replace millions of triggers in its most popular product—the Model 700 rifle. The company has been riddled for years with claims the gun can fire without the trigger being pulled, often with deadly results.
  • Smith & Wesson buys Battenfeld Technologies

    12/06/2014 11:43:50 AM PST · by Controlling Legal Authority · 16 replies
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | 12/6/14 | Alicia Stice
    A publicly traded firearm manufacturing and design company announced its pending purchase of Columbia-based Battenfeld Technologies. Smith & Wesson, headquartered in Springfield, Mass., has signed an agreement to purchase Battenfeld for $130.5 million. ...Battenfeld, which employs 62 people, will stay at its Columbia facility... Smith & Wesson ...wants to move all of its accessory business to the Battenfeld facility. “Our intention is that eventually all existing Smith & Wesson, M&P and Thompson/Center Arms accessories will be housed within this new division,”
  • Gun control group’s work only just beginning in Washington state

    12/06/2014 8:28:58 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    guns.com ^ | 12/5/2014 | chris eger
    With that law now in effect, organizers are focusing their attention on other measures to limit access to firearms in hopes of combating gun violence. They include increasing the list of misdemeanors — such as for domestic violence — that result in barring gun rights, establishing criminal penalties for those who have their unsecured guns fall into the hands of children who use them and challenging perceived public health risks from lead at shooting ranges. On top of these, the group also wants to move on the new tactic of gun violence protection orders.
  • I-594: They passed it, now we get to see what’s in it

    12/06/2014 8:15:02 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 12/4/2014 | Dave Workman
    On Tuesday, USA Today reported that anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety – a heavy financial supporter of I-594 – is now active in at least a dozen states, emboldened by what the newspaper said was a “string of victories” last month. The story noted that, “Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety also is weighing similar background-check initiatives in Arizona and Maine, and is backing one already underway in Nevada.
  • Kathleen Kane won't defend NRA-backed Pa. law on firearm rules

    12/05/2014 5:05:27 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    AP via Lehigh Valley Times ^ | 12/05/2014 | staff
    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is leaving it to the governor's office to defend a lawsuit challenging a National Rifle Association-backed law that was designed to dismantle illegal municipal firearms ordinances, officials said Friday. A spokesman for Gov. Tom Corbett said the governor's legal office will defend the law against the challenge led by Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Lancaster. Kane's office sent word earlier in the week that she would not take the case. Corbett, a Republican who opposes new forms of gun control, signed the law last month. The law widens the ability of the NRA or gun owners to...
  • Ohio GOP Lawmakers Using Historic Majority to Peel Back Gun Control

    12/06/2014 7:31:48 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/5/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    According to The Washington Times, the Ohio Senate is considering legislation that reduces gun control by easing restrictions on concealed carry weapons permits (CCWs). The new legislation would allow Ohioans to acquire a CCW in eight hours instead of twelve and would open the door for active military to carry concealed without going through the permit process.
  • Kane won't defend Pennsylvania gun law!

    12/06/2014 3:38:45 AM PST · by Renegade · 31 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | 12/5/14 | Marc Levy
    HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is leaving it to the governor's office to defend a lawsuit challenging a law backed by the National Rifle Association that was designed to dismantle illegal municipal firearms ordinances, officials said Friday.
  • Newly Designated Nevada GOP Majority Leader: We're Here to 'Get our Gun Rights Back

    12/05/2014 10:53:59 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/4/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Newly designated Assembly Majority Leader Michele Fiore (R-Las Vegas) says Republicans were elected to the majority to defeat liberalism and that includes doing what has to be done to recover gun rights in Nevada. Speaking to the Las Vegas Review-Journal on December 3, Fiore said: "We're getting our gun rights back this session, period."
  • ‘IF YOU KNOW GUN ENTHUSIASTS, TURN THEM IN': Austin Police Chief Says

    12/05/2014 9:38:54 AM PST · by rktman · 71 replies
    clashdaily.com ^ | 12/4/2015 | Doug Giles
    After the shooting in Austin last week, our dear police chief has come up with a plan to curb future shootings, namely … tell the cops about your friends or family members who love guns. Especially if they ‘hate’ anyone. Uh, okay.
  • Baystate Medical Center doctor to lead gun violence roundtable at Waltham conference

    12/04/2014 8:43:56 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    masslive.com ^ | 12/3/2014 | Coir Urban
    "Nobody is not at risk for gun violence; nobody is immune from interpersonal violence – gun violence or other violence," said Dr. Ronald I. Gross, chief of the Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. He will lead a roundtable discussion Saturday at "Caring for the Patient at Risk for Gun Violence: Medical, Legal, Ethical Issues," the first Continuing Medical Education-accredited conference on gun violence. It will take place at The Conference Center at Waltham Woods in Waltham.
  • Obama’s feds hid key data to get Calif. lead ammo ban passed in backdoor gun control move

    12/03/2014 3:12:37 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 2, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Gun control advocates used plight of iconic California condor to push legislation. A pro-hunting group is up in arms after obtaining emails that it says indicate that a federal official withheld critical data on lead blood levels in the California condor until after gun control advocates in the California state legislature used the iconic bird’s plight to help push through a law last year to ban lead ammunition. ... Lawrence Keane, NSSF senior vice president and general counsel, accused the Fish and Wildlife Service of deliberately sitting on the report in order to bolster the chances of passage of Assembly...
  • Does Washington’s I-594 measure cover nail guns?

    12/03/2014 9:53:02 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    guns.com ^ | 12/2/2014 | Chris Eger
    Fear over just what comes along with the 18 pages of background check legislation approved by Washington state voters last month has led some to wonder if devices such as nail guns and avalanche cannons would see increased regulation. The definition of just what is a firearm as defined in the ballot initiative that takes Dec. 4 is still subject to interpretation. According to the language of the referendum, virtually every transfer of any device “from which a projectile or projectiles may be fired by an explosive such as gunpowder” must in the future be accompanied by a background check...
  • Michael Bloomberg Targets 12 More States for Gun Control

    12/03/2014 9:52:53 AM PST · by PROCON · 6 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 3, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Although the elections and Michael Bloomberg's original $50 million pledge to beat the NRA are over, the former mayor is still spending money and is considering a push for gun control in 12 more states. The goal in some of the states is the same kind of initiative that Bloomberg and other one-percenters pushed through in Washington, while in others, the goal is to pressure legislators to support gun control expansion under the guise of fighting domestic violence or by following California's lead with "gun violence restraining orders."
  • Editorial: NRA needs to keep hands off Initiative 594

    12/03/2014 9:09:33 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | 11/30/2014 | editorial
    Lawmakers have enough work to do without wasting time on misguided NRA attempts to curb Initiative 594.
  • Oregon Considers Universal Background Checks

    12/02/2014 8:43:55 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/29/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    When Oregon's Democrat-controlled legislature convenes in February 2015, they are expected to consider passing a bill requiring universal background checks on firearm sales.
  • New York's Plot to Gut the Second Amendment

    12/02/2014 7:05:06 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/2/2014 | Michael Filozof
    On Dec. 9, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will hear oral arguments in the case of Nojay v. Cuomo. At stake is nothing less than whether the Second Amendment grants substantive gun rights to American citizens, or is meaningless rhetoric that allows the government total control over what firearms citizens may or may not possess.
  • Group asking Nevada to throw out gun ballot item

    12/02/2014 5:52:58 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    kansas.com ^ | 12/1/2014 | KEN RITTER
    A gun rights group wants Nevada's elections chief to throw out a proposed 2016 ballot measure that would tighten background checks for anyone buying firearms from private sellers or gun show exhibitors. In a letter obtained Monday by The Associated Press, Nevadans for State Gun Rights tells Secretary of State Ross Miller that initiative proponents missed a deadline to deliver signatures to one clerk. The group also says some pages lack a proper signature-gatherer's affidavit, and some signatures are dated after the affidavit was notarized.
  • Three Reasons Why Black Men Should Openly Carry a Gun After Trayvon, Ferguson and John Crawford

    12/01/2014 10:59:45 AM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 59 replies
    Hill's Congress Blog ^ | 12/01/2014 | H. A. Goodman
    I never thought I'd be an open-carry advocate. However, I'm a firm believer in working within the American political system in order to change the status quo. If the Second Amendment is cherished by millions of Americans, then why not use it to further certain liberal ideals? Protecting African-American lives and alleviating tensions between the black community and law enforcement should be a top priority of all Americans and especially Congress; however, this is not the case. It speaks volumes that African-Americans vote over 90 percent Democrat during national elections, yet our future nominee in 2016 still hasn't addressed an...
  • Carson: Cops Could Be Trained to Shoot For The Legs

    11/30/2014 11:37:57 PM PST · by shibumi · 203 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 25 November 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    Dr. Ben Carson, author of "One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future," argued that while Officer Darren Wilson did nothing wrong in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, police should be better trained in non-lethal force such as shooting aggressors in the legs on Tuesday's "Hugh Hewitt Show." >snip< He specified "for instance, in a lot of places, police officers aren’t even allowed to go into the more dangerous areas by themselves. They’re always paired. Or you know, people use tasers, people learn how to shoot people in the legs to stop them from charging, things...
  • BOOM: Milwaukee Police Chief Explodes...

    11/29/2014 10:21:37 AM PST · by celmak · 45 replies
    ClashDaily ^ | November 27, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Earlier this month, Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn was verbally attacked by protesters in his community for being on his cellphone during a Fire and Police Commission meeting related to the officer-involved shooting death of Dontre Hamilton, 31. When reporters confronted Flynn about the cellphone incident after the meeting, he not only revealed that he had a good reason to be on it, but he also went on a tirade about the “greatest racial disparity in the city of Milwaukee.” “Well I was on my phone, yes. That is true. I was following developments about a 5-year-old girl sitting on...