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Keyword: guncontrol

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  • Round in the Chamber?

    04/26/2015 2:56:36 PM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    blackmanwithagun.com ^ | 4/24/2015 | Michael Woodland
    My response was, “Always carry one in the chamber, not having one in does not compute with me.” My reason for saying this is easy, that is how I train. SFC Scarborough responded by stating that he does not feel safe with a round in the chamber, but that is how he trains. Now my thoughts are really trying to make sense of this, but then again, training prepares you for a serious encounter… right?
  • C-SPAN on our changing views on guns, Bloomberg's group explains why they won’t debate

    04/25/2015 7:12:21 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 11 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | April 25, 2015 | John Lott
    From C-SPAN: “John Lott talked about the new study put out by Pew Research Center which finds that support for gun rights have increased and, for the first time, protecting gun rights is more important than controlling ownership.” Lott was originally supposed to be on for an hour to discuss these issues with Ted Alcorn, the research director for Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown. But he would not appear at the same time and insisted that he be allowed to appear after me. This is from the end of Lott’s appearance on C-SPAN.
  • Home schooling was focus of Child Protection investigation, N.J. family says

    04/24/2015 11:00:15 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 45 replies
    NJ.com ^ | April 10, 2015 | Emily Cummins
    BELVIDERE—A Warren County family is suing the state's Division of Child Protection and Permanency for alleged unconstitutional home intrusion and civil rights violations. Christopher Zimmer and his wife Nicole, of Belvidere, filed a civil rights complaint in United States District Court in Trenton yesterday against DCP&P, a DCP&P supervisor and one of its case workers for an alleged "unlawful and unconstitutional home intrusion of their home." "I won't forget that morning for a long, long time," said Mr. Zimmer, thinking back to a Tuesday morning in January that began with a caseworker pounding on their door. .... Mr. Zimmer said...
  • Union cancels Boeing vote, claiming gun-toting workers told it to take off

    04/24/2015 12:13:58 PM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/24/2015 | unknown
    The union looking to organize workers at Boeing's South Carolina plant has put its plans in a holding pattern, claiming workers are so opposed to signing up that they chased labor leaders off their porches at gunpoint. The North Charleston plant, which opened in the right-to-work state four years ago and builds fuselages for 747s and 787s, employs about 7,500 workers. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers had been trying to build support for a vote this week on unionizing 3,175 production and maintenance workers, but called off the vote days before it was to happen.
  • Gun controllers get hot on Hillary

    04/24/2015 9:51:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/24/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Gun-control groups are gearing up for a Hillary Clinton campaign for president, saying the White House hopeful could prove a gigantic boon for their own policy devices. “As Hillary runs for president, she has a tremendous opportunity to educate the American public about how effective background checks are and the need to finish the job,” said Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, to the Hill.
  • Toy Guns in America: The 1950s Versus Today

    04/12/2015 2:38:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Check out this old toy gun commercial from the 1950s or '60s and compare it to how children who play with toy guns (or even their own food or fingers fashioned like a gun) are treated today. Do you think kids today are going to want to uphold their 2nd Amendment rights after they are terrorized and suspended or expelled by their schools for chewing a breakfast tart into an L-shape or being forced at age five to undergo a psych eval for bringing a Hello Kitty bubble gun to class? Others not included here are a kid who was...
  • To reduce gun violence, tighten gun ownership standards

    04/23/2015 8:53:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    newsobserver.com ^ | 4/22/2015 | editors
    That means going by more than how many guns there are and how many concealed permits there are. And Swanson isn’t one to pass the same label on all gun owners, most of whom are responsible owners. Rather, the study looks at “angry adults” who have access to guns and though they have the necessary permits and may never have been treated for mental health problems could pose a threat to others.
  • Update: 7-year-old boy found with loaded gun in Seneca County elementary school

    04/22/2015 9:46:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    syracuse.com ^ | 4/22/2015 | Jolene Almendarez
    The student with the gun has been identified as a 7-year-old male in the first-grade at South Seneca Elementary at 8326 Main St., said Chief Leon Anderson, of the Interlaken Police Department. He said conversations with the child and his parents led police to believe the boy did not intend to hurt anyone with the weapon. He said safety protocols at the school were carried out, but it was not put on lockdown because police were sure there was not a threat to other students after the gun was confiscated. Nobody is facing charges as of Tuesday night, but Anderson...
  • Manchin: Gun Control ‘Made Sense’ in 2013, And ‘It Makes Sense Now’

    04/22/2015 8:30:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/22/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During a Monday appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) defended his post-Sandy Hook gun control push as something that “made sense” in 2013 and something that “makes sense now.” Host Joe Scarborough approached the subject by talking about how he and Manchin came from different backgrounds — one a Republican and the other a Democrat — yet they found common ground in “[talking] about the need for background checks” and about how they “disagreed with the NRA” post-Sandy Hook.
  • VA Sends Veterans’ Medical Info To FBI To Get Their Guns Taken Away

    04/22/2015 5:35:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 21, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    Documents obtained by The Daily Caller and interviews with American veterans reveal a shocking government program: The Department of Veterans Affairs is disarming America’s veterans by getting them placed on the FBI’s criminal background-check list. The VA sends veterans’ personal medical and financial information directly to the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, which can seize their guns in home raids. Veterans deemed mentally incompetent or financially incapable are finally speaking out about the errors in the system and the fearful harassment they and their families face from the federal government. And it all starts when vets...
  • Colorado man cited for 'killing' uncooperative computer with handgun

    04/21/2015 2:03:32 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/21/2014
    DENVER (Reuters) - Police in Colorado have cited a 37-year-old man for carrying his computer into an alley then shooting it eight times with a handgun after what authorities said had been a long battle with the uncooperative machine. Lucas Hinch was cited for discharging a firearm within city limits after officers responded to a "shots fired" call early on Monday evening, the Colorado Springs Police Department said in a statement. "Investigation revealed a resident was fed up with fighting his computer for the last several months," said the statement, entitled "Man Kills His Computer."
  • WIKILEAKED: Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Control’s strategic plan

    04/21/2015 10:14:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    gunssavelife.com ^ | 4/18/2015 | unknown
    The Wikileaks release of Sony Pictures emails is helping to paint a picture of how Everytown For Gun Control, Bloomberg’s central gun grabbing group is promoting itself to potential donors. One new point we picked up was that Bloomberg is dumping $50M annually into the Everytown cesspool of paid political hacks. Email #1 From John Feinblatt of Everytown for Gun Control johnfeinblatt@everytown.org To michael_lynton@spe.sony.com, david.diamond@spe.sony.com FYI: Lynton is the CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. David Diamond is his secretary.
  • Cleveland City Council President: Gun Control Needed Whether It Works or Not

    04/21/2015 8:36:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/21/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 20, the Cleveland City Council passed a sweeping body of gun control measures supported by Mayor Frank Jackson (D), although there is a great deal of concern about whether the measures are effective or even enforceable.
  • Norwood, NJ Man Bit By Coyote While Out Walking Dog, Discusses Attack

    04/20/2015 2:54:17 PM PDT · by FreeReign · 53 replies
    CBS New York ^ | Apr. 20 2015
    NORWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A coyote attack in Norwood, N.J. has residents on edge. Stephen Sinisi said he was walking his dog, Raleigh, near the woods on McClellan Street and D’Ercole Court after 9 p.m. Sunday when he saw what he thought was a stray dog approaching.“I was walking back and what looked like a dog approaching me,” Sinisi told CBS2’s Meg Baker. “Then we got closer I was like, ‘No, this is not a stray dog,’” he told 1010 WINS’ Rebecca Granet. Sinisi was attacked as he tried to get his dog back into the house.
  • National Guard will train at GJ shooting range ( Colorado )

    04/20/2015 9:32:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | April 18, 2015 | Gary Harmon
    Target shooters at the 27 1/4 Road range could find themselves with military company about four times a year. Soldiers with Company C of 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment, headquartered in Grand Junction, will qualify at the range in the use of small arms, under an agreement with the Colorado National Guard and the Bureau of Land Management. Charlie Company soldiers now qualify on arms smaller than an M 240 Bravo — a machine gun — at a range in Fort Carson. “It’s a five-hour bus ride in good weather and a $5,000 round-trip proposition,” said Lt. Col. Brey Hopkins,...
  • Gun control: Burdensome legislation won’t stop criminals from getting guns

    04/19/2015 10:29:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    registerguard.com ^ | 4/19/2015 | James Fritz
    I’m a Democrat, I’m socially liberal, and I’m a gun owner. And when I say a new law won’t stop criminals from getting guns, I hope readers will at least pause for a moment to consider. The bill’s unintended consequences will further polarize politics, while doing nothing to keep guns away from criminals.
  • Legislators Reintroduce FIREARM Act to Expose ‘Race, Ethnicity’ Requirements for Gun Purchases

    04/19/2015 8:27:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/18/2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    “This requirement by the ATF is another example how this administration continually makes it harder for law-abiding citizens to possess firearms,” said Congressman Ted Poe. “Forcing citizens who are lawfully purchasing guns to disclose race and ethnicity with the threat of federal prosecution if they fail to disclose is completely unnecessary. Bottom line, if a law-abiding citizen is lawfully purchasing firearms, race and ethnicity are irrelevant. It is time to stop punishing those who are following the law.”
  • Chris Christie want’s [sic] to find “the right balance” on gun control

    04/18/2015 10:18:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 18, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    With pretty much the entire GOP presidential road show up in New Hampshire this week the prospective candidates are all vying for face time with the press. That seems to include New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who is running hard to convince voters that they might be able to tempt him into the race if they really, truly insist they need him. Along with the rest of the pack, Christie is getting peppered with questions on every subject under the sun, and on Tuesday he was examined on the issue of Second Amendment rights. The rather vague answer which followed...
  • Movie from the Crime Prevention Research Center's first annual dinner on April 10th

    04/18/2015 3:10:45 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 2 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | April 10th, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    The video has an interesting compilation of clips from The Today Show, Greg Gutfeld, CNN, and Fox about ho the CPRC was able to get across the benefits of people owning guns https://youtu.be/iNMk3N5IndA
  • Loretta Lynch supporters stage hunger strike to urge confirmation

    04/18/2015 12:31:22 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/15/15 | Seung Min Kim and Burgess Everett
    Loretta Lynch’s allies are launching a hunger strike until she’s confirmed as attorney general, but they could be waiting weeks if Republicans follow through on their threat to delay Lynch even longer. “As long as the Senate refuses to take fifteen minutes to confirm someone for Attorney General that they have already confirmed twice for U.S. Attorney,” National Action Network and its allies “will do everything in our power to draw attention to this completely unfair and unnecessary delay to vote to confirm Loretta Lynch,” Sharpton, who founded NAN, said in a statement Wednesday. The group’s executive director, Janaye Ingram,...
  • Key issues report and Giuliani endorsement add to gun owner concerns with Lynch

    04/18/2015 12:03:45 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 4 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | David Codrea | David Codrea
    Loretta Lynch, the intentional enigma that is Barack Obama’s pick for attorney general, became a little less mysterious, due to a recent report by ABC News that brings into focus issues that should be of paramount importance and interest to gun owners. Also of concern is an approving testimonial for the nominee by “America’s Mayor,” anti-gun "Republican" Rudy Giuliani. While all “four hot button issues” in the ABC report are of general interest, two, amnesty for illegal aliens and ascertaining that everyone voting is, in fact, legally eligible to do so, have grave impacts on the future of the right...
  • Gun Rights on the Chopping-Block as Early as Next Week

    04/18/2015 11:12:01 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 30 replies
    Gun Owners of America/gunowners.org ^ | Thursday, 16 April 2015 | Gun Owners of America
    Gun Owners of America spearheaded a coalition of almost 30 groups this week and sent a letter to U.S. Senators opposing the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General of the United States. The vote on her nomination could occur as early as next week. And right now, the Republican Senate holds “all the cards” in the fight to stop her nomination. If they hold together, her nomination will be defeated. While Lynch doesn’t have 60 votes in the Senate, she probably has 51 votes because there are some Republicans who support her -- like Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Mark...
  • NAACP urges 'black people' to take up arms

    04/18/2015 7:12:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 97 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/17/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Arkansas black leaders are urging fellow minorities to take up arms, join gun clubs and help curb what they perceive as unjustified violence from police – the latest of many such call-to-arms among members of the black community. “Law enforcement has to understand, you cannot do what you please when you see us,” said Crittenden County NAACP chief, Shabaka Afrika, in a news conference reported by WTOC. Crittenden County Justice Commission founder Hubert Bass said locals ought to become better educated, especially about their constitutional rights, and should join gun clubs. “We’re going to study law,” he said. “What our...
  • Grassley to Holder: Why Is The VA Putting So Many Veterans on Your Federal Gun Ban List?

    04/17/2015 5:43:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 17, 2015 | Katie Pavlich, editor
    Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder expressing deep concerns over Veterans Affairs evaluations classifying veterans as "mentally defective" and banning them in the federal background check system from purchasing or owning a firearm. According to Grassley's office, the VA "reports individuals to the gun ban list if an individual merely needs financial assistance managing VA benefits," keeping them from exercising their Second Amendment rights. (Bolding is mine) "The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is effectively a national gun ban list and placement on the list precludes...
  • Billy Currington Pulls Out Of Tim McGraw’s Gun Control Concert Amid Fan Outrage

    04/17/2015 9:47:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/17/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Country fans were outraged and on April 16, Currington announced he was pulling out of the concert. According to the International Business Times (IBI), the gun control concert got the wrong kind of exposure when Breitbart News reported that concert beneficiary Sandy Hook Promise “is a vehicle through which various relatives of Sandy Hook victims have joined to push gun control until it passes.” Currington announced his decision to pull out via Facebook:
  • Seventh officer refuses to testify in trial of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo

    04/17/2015 9:23:55 AM PDT · by redreno · 9 replies
    http://www.cleveland.com ^ | 04/16/2015 | Ida Lieszkovszky
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A seventh police officer invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination Thursday in the voluntary manslaughter trial of fellow Cleveland officer Michael Brelo. Officer Erin O'Donnell, who participated in the Nov. 29, 2012 police chase and shootings that resulted in charges against Brelo, entered the courtroom with her attorney, Mark Stanton. Prosecutors asked her if she had told investigators the "whole story" of what happened on the night of Nov. 29, 2012, at which point O'Donnell invoked her Fifth Amendment right. After brief discussion, Judge John P. O'Donnell agreed that since the officer was present and fired...
  • Larry King Slams Gun Ownership: 'Beyond Comprehension' to Civil Brits

    04/17/2015 9:15:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies
    newsbusters.com ^ | 4/16/2015 | Scott Whitlock
    Some may be surprised at this revelation, but Larry King still has a television show. The former CNN host is now on the propaganda outfit Russia Today, as well as Ora TV. On Wednesday, the reliably liberal host pushed gun control in a segment on the Second Amendment. Talking to Chuck Michel of the NRA, the anchor sneered, "So, when Sandy Hook happens, does the NRA feel bad?" Referencing the British, King mused, "I interviewed the head of Scotland Yard once and he could not believe that Americans own guns. It was beyond his comprehension that you could have a...
  • The Revolver of Reason vs. The Pen of Progressivism

    04/16/2015 2:10:53 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 5 replies
    Self | 4/16/15 | Me
    Any mass shooting in America, let alone a single murder, is without a doubt a grotesque reminder of the evil that lurks in our communities. However, as much as I unconditionally grieve for the victims and their families, I refuse to blame an inanimate object rather than the actual lawbreaker. Liberals live to shamelessly politicize such tragedies – immediately blaming the NRA or Tea Party – hoping our Second Amendment rights will be ripped away by an inescapable vacuum of mass hysteria and mob justice. The same Constitutional terrorists who can’t keep gangs off the streets, or drug dealers out...
  • Chris Christie calls for 'the right balance' on gun rights

    04/16/2015 11:10:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 92 replies
    poltico.com ^ | 4/15/2015 | Adam B. Lerner
    Chris Christie took a centrist tone on guns Wednesday, calling for the “right balance” between gun control and the Second Amendment. “We’ve got to make sure we have public safety, but on the other hand we have to protect people’s rights both as sportsmen and hunters and for self protection too, find the right balance,” Christie told a group of New Hampshire voters at Chez Vachon in Manchester, according to New Jersey newspaper The Record.
  • Sandy Hook Promise Not Anti-Gun? Let’s Check

    04/16/2015 10:59:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    shotgunnews.com ^ | 4/15/2015 | Robert W. Hunnicutt
    Yesterday’s report on country singer Tim McGraw’s pending appearance in a benefit concert for Sandy Hook Promise drew more response than anything that’s ever appeared on shotgunnews.com. By quite a measure. Clearly, this struck a nerve.
  • Report: Firearm Facility Won't have Major Impact on Surrounding Area

    04/16/2015 10:31:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    nbc29.com ^ | 4/15/2015 | unknown
    An independent review says a proposed regional firearms facility for Charlottesville, Albemarle and University of Virginia law enforcement will not hurt the environment. The environmental assessment report from ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC says that the facility would have no major impact on the surrounding area.
  • Country Singers Tim McGraw, Billy Currington Headlining Gun Control Fundraiser

    04/16/2015 10:30:04 AM PDT · by matt04 · 33 replies
    On July 17, country singers Tim McGraw and Billy Currington will headline a fundraiser for gun control group Sandy Hook Promise in Connecticut. Sandy Hook Promise was founded after Adam Lanza stole various firearms then carried out a heinous attack on Sandy Hook Elementary. NBC Connecticut quoted McGraw as saying: Out of this tragedy a group was formed that made a promise to honor the lives lost and turn it into a moment of transformation. Sandy Hook Promise teaches that we can do something to protect our children from gun violence. I want to be a part of that promise...
  • Veterans, Dependents - Disproportionate Share of ‘Mental Defective’ Category on Gun Ban List

    04/16/2015 6:47:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    Senator Chuck Grassley ^ | Apr 15, 2015 | Senator Chuck Grassley
    Veterans, Dependents Account for Disproportionate Share of ‘Mental Defective’ Category on Gun Ban List Apr 15, 2015 WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is requesting an explanation for why nearly all of the names on the Justice Department’s gun ban list in the “mental defective” category belong to veterans or their dependents. “It’s disturbing to think that the men and women who dedicated themselves to defending our freedom and values face undue threats to their fundamental Second Amendment rights from the very agency established to serve them. A veteran or dependent shouldn’t lose...
  • What Is the State of the U.S. Gun Business?

    04/16/2015 5:48:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | 4-16-2015 | Marcelo Prince and Carlos A. Tovar
    What Is the State of the U.S. Gun Business? By Marcelo Prince and Carlos A. Tovar After several years of strong sales to civilians worried about new regulations, big U.S. firearms makers have recently reported lower sales. The overall number of American households with guns is declining..
  • Right to Bear Arms? Gun grabbing sweeping the nation

    04/15/2015 5:27:44 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 49 replies
    Cherished family heirlooms were among the 21 firearms Michael Roberts surrendered to the Torrance Police Department in 2010, after his doctor filed a restraining order against him. The court order was the result of a dispute Roberts had with a member of the doctor’s staff and, after Roberts pleaded no contest, the matter was resolved. Yet, even though he filed the proper Law Enforcement Gun Release paperwork on four separate occasions, obtained clearance from the California Department of Justice and had two court orders commanding the return of his guns, police refused to hand them over. With the backing of...
  • What does gun violence cost? Methodology

    04/15/2015 8:48:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    motherjones.com ^ | 4/15/2015 | ted miller
    This is an estimate of the money that police departments spend to respond to and investigate gun-related crimes. It includes police salaries, benefits, and equipment, as well as overhead costs to the police department. Miller based this calculation on the amount of time police spent on initial response and follow-up (based on this sample survey) and the amount of money police departments spend on average per officer (including fringe benefits, equipment, supervision, etc.) using data from the 2006 Census of Governments
  • Rebates For Rifles - Rep. Has List of Weapons To Turn In

    04/15/2015 7:44:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 66 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4/14/2015 | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) is set to reintroduce legislation this week that would provide a $2,000 tax credit to people who chose to turn in an assault weapon to law enforcement. According to the Support Assault Firearm Elimination and Education of our (SAFER) Streets Act, the term ‘specified assault weapon’ that people could turn in for the tax credit includes a long list of pistols, rifles and shotguns including:
  • Bloomberg-Backed Gun Control Group Upping Ante To End Open Carry At Kroger

    04/14/2015 2:58:33 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 18 replies
    The two groups, bolstered by a $50 million philanthropic injection from Michael Bloomberg, focused their attention on Kroger following a spate of lobbying victories. .... Kroger (market cap: $37 billion) wouldn’t budge, however. That August, the Ohio-based 2,625-store grocery giant — the country’s second largest general retailer, behind Walmart — released a statement saying it would “follow state and local laws” on open carry. The following month, Everytown and Moms Demand Action upped the ante against Kroger, launching the umbrella group’s first ever large-scale corporate campaign, with an advertising spend of six figures.
  • Moms Demand Action Stamp Their Little Feet at Kroger. Again.

    04/14/2015 9:12:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 4/14/2015 | Dan Zimmerman
    Nothing – and we mean nothing – chaps Shannon Watts’ backside more than being ignored. As recently as last month, Kroger, the Cincinnati-based food giant, once again told MDA to go peddle their anti-2A papers somewhere else.
  • Tim McGraw to hold benefit concert against gun violence in CT

    04/14/2015 8:59:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies
    whdh.com ^ | 4/14/2014 | unknown
    Country star Tim McGraw will be headlining a benefit concert against gun violence in Hartford in July. McGraw's tour mates, Billy Currington and Chase Bryant will also perform.
  • Ted Cruz KILLS IT with answer on Second Amendment, background checks, and public opinion

    04/14/2015 7:59:37 AM PDT · by kingattax · 86 replies
    Okay maybe I’m just a little excited here but I think this is a great clip that showcases Ted Cruz’s prowess on the issues, and in this case the Second Amendment, background checks and public opinion versus the Constitution. And he’s not afraid to say why the Second Amendment really exists, and it’s not to go hunting with your pals. WATCH VIDEO
  • Police: Man killed wife at Dunkin Donuts in Md.

    04/14/2015 7:57:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    myfoxdc.com ^ | 4/13/2015 | Sherri Ly
    Police say Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai Patel savagely murdered his wife inside the store near Arundel Mills Mall in Hanover late Sunday night. The body of 21-year-old Palak Bhadreshkumar Patel was found in the kitchen. A customer who was suspicious after seeing no workers inside alerted police around 10:50 p.m. An Anne Arundel County Police officer went in and found the victim. Police say she had been struck multiple times with what one source described as a type of sword or machete.
  • Walter Williams: Reality May Be Optional

    04/13/2015 10:20:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 15, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    One of the wonders of modern times is that reality is often seen as a social construct and therefore optional. Thus, if one finds a particular reality offensive or inconvenient, he just "changes" it. Say that one is born a male or a female but believes that nature made an error. Some believe that nature's "error" can be corrected by calling oneself another sex. Possibly a medical procedure on one's genitalia can correct nature's error. However, Mother Nature is ruthless. Sex determination is strictly chromosomal. Females are XX, and males are XY. There is no medical procedure that can change...
  • Researchers: Gun owners face much higher murder risks

    04/13/2015 8:03:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies
    witn.com ^ | 4/13/2015 | unknown
    “The most common reason that people have a gun is because they have it for home protection,” he says. “Unfortunately, the data indicates that having a gun is associated with both an increased risk of homicide, but even more importantly, an increased risk of suicide. We know that, for example, if there’s a gun in the home, the risk of suicide among adolescents and young adults increases tenfold.”
  • When Gun Owners Get Angry

    04/13/2015 7:27:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    psmag.com ^ | 4/13/2015 | Kate Wheeling
    Tens of thousands of gun-loving Americans gathered in Nashville, Tennessee, this past weekend for the National Rifle Association’s annual convention. Despite early headlines that claimed attendees would have to leave their guns at home, convention goers were able to bear arms in the conference center—and almost in the city’s public parks. In a nation with nearly as many privately owned guns as there are citizens, even NRA members support laws that block patients with histories of psychiatric commitments from owning guns. But a new study shows that curbing gun violence will require more comprehensive policies than just keeping firearms out...
  • TheBlaze TV’s Dana Loesch Just Became the First Woman Since 1961 to Do This

    04/12/2015 9:19:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 4/11/2015 | Jason Howerton
    For the first time since 1961, a pro-gun woman will grace the cover of Guns & Ammo magazine’s June 2015 issue. That woman is “Hands Off My Gun” author and TheBlaze TV host Dana Loesch.
  • EXCLUSIVE–Donald Trump: We Must Maintain 2nd Amendment ‘In Its Strongest Form’

    04/12/2015 8:48:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/11/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 11 Breitbart News talked with GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump about guns and gun rights. When asked why it is important to defend the Second Amendment, Trump said: It is so important that we maintain the Second Amendment and that we maintain it strongly. And one of the main reasons is because the good people, the upstanding people, follow laws and norms but the bad ones don’t. So if the Second Amendment weren’t there to protect our rights and someone tampered with them, the good people would be affected but the bad people wouldn’t care–they couldn’t care less....
  • ATF classification compromise to redefine sporting use, ban certain ammo imports

    04/12/2015 7:47:09 AM PDT · by aragorn · 30 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | April 10, 2015 | David Codrea
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ classification of pistol grip only firearms with 14” barrels that fire shotgun shells and are over 26” in overall length as neither “shotguns” nor National Firearms Act “Destructive Devices” or “Any Other Weapons” has created a situation wherein the agency must either quietly save face or have it exposed that untold numbers of good faith gun owners currently legally possess firearms problematic for the government to allow. In order for that status quo to continue, ATF, in conjunction with certain members of Congress and lobbying interests, is working at “tweaking” its definition...
  • How Michael Bloomberg could cost Democrats the next election

    04/11/2015 6:27:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 11, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Who is the last great hope for Republicans in 2016 as they seek to maintain control of the Senate… and possibly the White House? One surprising answer is coming out of the annual convention of the NRA, and his name is Michael Bloomberg. The well monied former New York mayor and head honcho of Everytown for Gun Safety is holding his own event in Tennessee to focus attention on politicians who aren’t willing to sign on to ever increasing restrictions of the rights of gun owners. And it’s got some Democrats worried with good reason. “Every time a Democrat starts...
  • Ted Cruz to GOP field at NRA: Prove 'you bled' fighting Barack Obama

    04/11/2015 10:01:55 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 111 replies
    Examiner ^ | April 11, 2015 | Joe Newby
    While addressing some 4,000 NRA members on Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican now running for the White House, challenged other Republicans running for office to prove they "bled" standing for principle while fighting Barack Obama, the Washington Examiner reported Saturday. Cruz, Pau Bedard said, mocked candidates in past primaries for being all talk but no action."There are a lot of good men and women thinking about running in 2016 and we've been around the block before," Cruz said in a teleprompter-free speech that lasted nearly 20 minutes. "We understand that in a Republican primary and everyone stands up...