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  • Michigan Dems introduce ‘assault weapon’ ban in state House

    10/21/2016 3:13:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies ^ | Oct. 21, 2016 | Chris Eger
    Only weeks away from a general election and with two months left in session, Democrats in the Michigan House on Wednesday debuted a sweeping gun prohibition proposal. The measure, introduced Oct. 19, would ban the sale of most semi-auto or pump-action firearms capable of accepting a detachable magazine and require those in the state to be registered under threat of a felony punishable by four years in prison. The legislation joined eight other bills in a gun control package submitted in the aftermath of the terror attack at the Pulse nightclub in Florida that left 49 dead. “None of these...
  • If Clinton wins, America, kiss your right to self-defense good-bye

    10/21/2016 2:09:22 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 20, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    In terms of individual rights, there has probably never been so much at stake in a presidential election. If Hillary Clinton wins, Americans will soon lose the right of self-defense in their own homes. Wednesday night in Las Vegas moderator Chris Wallace quickly started off the debate by asking Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton about the Second Amendment. Hillary was asked about her claim: "the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment.” The 2008 Heller decision struck down Washington, D.C.’s complete ban on handguns. Before the decision, people in the District could own a rifle or a shotgun, it...
  • “The Terrorist Threat against U.S. has Never Been Greater” says Johns Hopkins Lecturer

    10/21/2016 8:15:43 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 21, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    At the Heritage Foundation, Dr. Mary Habeck, an adjunct lecturer at John Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies (known as SAIS), noted that terrorism has spiked since 2011. She said that today, "the terrorist threat against the U.S. has never been greater." She added, "You have to go back to the Algerian civil war to find" this number of terrorist attacks. Habeck said, "First of all, al-Qaeda and ISIS [known as the Islamic State, or ISIL] have a plan and they’re executing it." "They have created a whole series of campaign plans for each country," Habeck said, and "ISIS inherited...
  • This Is The Second Amendment Book To Read Before November 8th

    10/19/2016 4:49:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 10/19/2016 | Bob Barr
    A central theme of “Shall Not Be Infringed” is that, despite her efforts to soften her express words, President Hillary Clinton would take steps to do precisely what candidate Hillary Clinton has vowed to do – undermine the fundamental Supreme Court ruling in the 2008 District of Columbia v. Heller opinion, that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms. Second Amendment supporters and opponents alike understand that if you overturn that underpinning of Heller, you open the door for all manner of government actions to not just “chip away” at how an individual chooses to...
  • BREAKING: Gunman opens fire in packed hair salon leaving several seriously injured (Germany)

    10/18/2016 8:59:55 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 41 replies
    Daily Express (UK) ^ | October 18 | Patrick Christys
    A GUNMAN opened fire in a crowded hair salon leaving multiple people with life threatening injuries before barricading himself into a nearby apartment, taking at least one person hostage.
  • Trading the Second Amendment for an Illusion of Safety

    10/18/2016 7:14:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 10/18/2016 | Nelson Lund
    The right to keep and bear arms is a vital element of the liberal order that our Founding Fathers handed down to us. Armed citizens take responsibility for their own security, cultivating the self-reliance and vigorous spirit that are indispensable for genuine self-government. As I argue in a new essay for The Heritage Foundation, the founders understood that those who hold political power almost always will strive to reduce the freedom of those they rule and that many of the ruled always will be tempted to trade their liberty for empty promises of security. The causes of these political phenomena...
  • Thinking the Unthinkable

    10/17/2016 6:26:04 PM PDT · by pboyington · 13 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 17, 2016 | Joe Ragonese
    It was a flash across my grey matter. A dream while awake. It made me gasp for air, and then hold my breath. It was the thought that Hillary Clinton had won the election and become our 45th President. God help us. That thought made me contemplate the possible ramifications of such an event. As frightening as it is, here are the things this writer feels may happen under a Hillary Presidency. The first is higher taxes; a lot of them coming at us nonstop and rapidly. That isn’t a guess, she has said those are her plans for us....
  • ‘Pre-Hillary Sale’: Las Vegas gun store’s ad warns prices will ‘skyrocket’ if Clinton wins

    10/17/2016 6:01:50 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    In an advertisement over the weekend in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Westside Armory said it was holding a “Pre-Hillary Sale” on tactical rifles, warning of a price surge if the Democratic nominee wins the presidential election next month. “Don’t wait!” the advertisement reads. “Prices will skyrocket after Crooked Hillary gets in.” The words appear alongside a picture of a Smith & Wesson M&P Sport II, a semiautomatic tactical rifle that Westside Armory advertises for $700. The Smith & Wesson website says the rifle is used for hunting, recreational shooting and “home protection.” The ad was tweeted out Sunday by Jon...
  • Judge drops lawsuit by Sandy Hook families against Remington

    10/15/2016 7:30:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 10/15/2016 | Rick Moran
    A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against Remington Arms by families of schoolchildren slain in the Sandy Hook massacre, citing a federal law that protects gun manufacturers from liability for criminal acts committed with their product. Fox News: State Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis granted a motion by Remington Arms to strike the lawsuit by the families of nine children and adults killed and a teacher who survived the Dec. 14, 2012, school attack, in which a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators with a Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle made by Remington.
  • U.S. Senate votes against UN Gun Restrictions

    10/14/2016 12:05:15 PM PDT · by dvan · 63 replies
    10/14/2016 | email
    The Republican controlled U.S. Senate FINALLY did something IMPORTANT.....and stood up to Obama's attempts to overthrow the U.S. Constitution! Hooray! A 53-46 vote! All but two are Democrats.................. Tells you where they are getting their "instructions." PLEASE READ ON? THEN, PLEASE PASS IT ON! The U.N. Resolution 2117 lists 21 points dealing with firearms control, but perhaps of most interest is point number 11: "CALLS FOR MEMBER STATES TO SUPPORT WEAPONS COLLECTION and DISARMAMENT of all UN countries".By a 53-46 vote - The U.S. Senate voted against the U.N. resolution. HOORAY. This is that brief, glorious moment in history when...
  • Bloomberg’s Multi-State Assault on the Second Amendment

    10/14/2016 8:55:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies ^ | 10/13/2016 | Mary Lou Lang-Byrd
    Well-funded gun control measures are on the ballots of four states this fall. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun control groups promised back in August, as reported by The Hill, to take their fight to the ballot box. And they have succeeded in four states. They have gotten anti-Second Amendment measures onto the ballot in four states and have financially backed initiatives boosting the measures. Sheriff Chuck Allen of Nevada’s Washoe County told LifeZette in a phone interview that this measure would do little to stop gun violence and would also would put a strain on law enforcement...
  • WikiLeaks: Clinton Campaign Discards Shootings That Do Not Further Gun Control Agenda

    10/14/2016 12:19:37 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 12, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    An email contained in WikiLeaks’ ongoing releases from John Podesta’s email account shows Hillary Clinton’s campaign staff discarding shootings that fail to further the gun control agenda.
  • Sipsey Street Irregulars Shutters Door

    10/13/2016 3:55:39 AM PDT · by JDoutrider · 26 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | September 21, 2016 | Dutchman6
    Found this message this morning at Sipsey site. It was a source of many good war youtubes back in the day, and had some great articles... "I'm spiking the guns here on Sipsey Street Irregulars A couple of days ago, I received some news that ended up shaking me to my very core. After a great deal of consideration, I have decided to close the doors of the Sipsey Street Irregulars. Effective immediately, this blog not be updated or monitored. I know this quite sudden, but I know you guys will keep on going just fine without it. Freedom is...
  • Baraka calls on NJ mayors to unite around safe gun tech

    10/12/2016 4:44:37 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 38 replies
    Mayor Ras J. Baraka has a message for the country's gun manufacturers: start employing safe weapons technologies, or the City of Newark will take its business elsewhere. Surrounded by clergy and bi-partisan groups on the steps of Newark City Hall Thursday afternoon, Baraka called on all New Jersey mayors to convene before purchasing additional weapons for their law enforcement agencies and create a list of manufacturers who are listening to their concerns, chiefly: safer gun distribution practices and technologies. "We put our money in places, with people who support what we think is right for our community," Baraka told NJ...
  • Hillary & Guns: link list [aw!m vanity]

    10/12/2016 2:30:25 PM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh quoted polling today that the right to bare arms is high priority during this election -- 39% think it's their top concern [if I'm not mistaken]. If you have related info about Hillary v Trump reg. 2nd Amendment, please add. In followup posts I'll be referring to and linking some shockers for anyone who cares about gun rights.
  • 1000th blog post & election issues

    10/11/2016 8:54:44 AM PDT · by mainestategop
    Maiinestategop ^ | Brian Balll
    As of 2008 we are now at 1000 posts for Mainestategop, the blog of those of us who are refugees of New England Socialism and the voice of the New Hampshire based New England Alliance for Liberty and Free Markets. We've come a long way I think and I am just ecstatic. Eight years of fighting liberalism and saving America from liberal failure. I love it. Thank you to all for your continued support.  Now, with that said I want to discuss political issues concerning elections in New England. There's not much to be said, we are voting straight GOP...
  • The Coming National Gun Ban – and How the States Can Resist

    10/11/2016 8:52:17 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11 Oct, 2016 | Michael Filozof
    The law of averages predicts that at some time in the future, perhaps as soon as 2017, the Democratic Party will once again control the White House and majorities in both houses of Congress. When that happens, the next Democratic president -- be it Hillary Clinton or someone else -- will sign into law a sweeping, foreign-style gun ban. The legislation has already been written. H.R. 4269 would enact a national, permanent ban on the manufacture and sale of so-called “assault weapons” and all firearm magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. The bill, introduced last December, already has149...
  • Trump Says He Will Use SCOTUS to Save 2nd Amendment from ‘People Like Hillary Clinton’

    10/10/2016 7:13:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 10/10/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    During the October 9 presidential debate Donald Trump said he will nominate Supreme Court justices in the mold of the late Antonin Scalia in order to save the Second Amendment from “people like Hillary Clinton.” Trump said: I am looking to appoint judges very much in the mold of Justice Scalia. …People that will respect the constitution of the United States. And I think that this is so important–also, the Second Amendment which is totally under siege by people like Hillary Clinton. He said the judges he puts forward will “respect the Second Amendment and what it stands for, and...
  • Presidential Debate: Trump Says He Will Use SCOTUS to Save 2nd Amendment (trunc)

    10/10/2016 1:30:55 AM PDT · by RC one · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Oct 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    FULL TITLE: Presidential Debate: Trump Says He Will Use SCOTUS to Save 2nd Amendment from ‘People Like Hillary Clinton’ During the October 9 presidential debate Donald Trump said he will nominate Supreme Court justices in the mold of the late Antonin Scalia in order to save the Second Amendment from “people like Hillary Clinton.”Trump said: I am looking to appoint judges very much in the mold of Justice Scalia. …People that will respect the constitution of the United States. And I think that this is so important–also, the Second Amendment which is totally under siege by people like Hillary Clinton....
  • Guns, the Second Amendment and what you should hear from Clinton and Trump

    10/09/2016 6:19:57 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 9, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    At this Sunday’s town-hall style presidential debate the public is able to vote for their favorite questions. The ABC News and CNN moderators plan on using the 30 questions that receive the most votes. Largely because of efforts by gun control organizations, the current top two questions are both on gun control. The first is, “Would you support requiring criminal background checks for all gun sales?” and the second is, "How will you ensure the 2nd amendment is protected?” By Sunday morning at this writing, those questions had received 73,844 and 64,041 votes, respectively, well ahead of the third-place question...
  • Wikileaks Release: Hillary Clinton Press Sec Says Gun Control to Be Implemented by Executive

    10/07/2016 7:48:58 PM PDT · by pissant · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/7/16 | AWR Hawkins
    The batch of emails released by Wikileaks on October 7 includes one in which Hillary Clinton press secretary Brian Fallon explained that Clinton “would support…closing the gun show loophole by executive order.” Fallon also highlighted Clinton’s support of universal background checks–which have already failed in California, Colorado, Washington state, and Paris–and her support for a scenario wherein victims of crime would be able to sue gun manufacturers. In the email, dated October 4, 2015, Fallon mentions that Today had made clear they were going to ask Clinton about guns. At that time she was still locked in a tougher stance...
  • Tim Kaine’s ignorant response to NRA ‘F’ rating lights up Twitter

    10/06/2016 9:42:37 PM PDT · by kevcol · 37 replies
    Twitter via Bizpac Review ^ | Twitter via October 6, 2016 | Scott Morefield
    In Tuesday night’s debate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine tried to describe himself as a “strong Second Amendment supporter” despite the fact that he has consistently been a stringent advocate of gun control during his years in public office. The NRA begs to differ:
  • Barbra Streisand Supports Prop 63, Requests $5 Donations to Defeat NRA

    10/06/2016 6:20:42 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 41 replies
    brietbart ^ | 6 Oct 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Singer Barbra Streisand has sent an email in support of California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Proposition 63, requesting $5 donations “to defeat the National Rifle Association” (NRA). Streisand pointed to the 1993 Long Island Railroad shooting to explain her support for more gun control. According to the Sacramento Bee, Streisand’s email said, “Like you, California is my home, and I can’t just wait around hoping tragedy doesn’t strike our state again. If there’s something we can do that will stop innocent Californians from being shot and killed, I will do everything I can to see it done.”
  • Police ordered to run away from armed criminals in Los Angeles

    10/06/2016 8:52:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 37 replies
    The Coach's Team | 10/6/16 | Doug Book
    In left-wing Los Angeles, where defending oneself with a firearm is strictly frowned upon by the upper crust (after all, that’s what highly paid body guards are for) it has now been decided that police officers must run away like frightened children rather than challenge anyone brandishing a deadly weapon. In short, officers of the Los Angeles Police Department—Angelino’s first and last line of defense in the MAY issue, concealed carry license State of California—have been instructed to allow armed lunatics to go their merry way, attacking defenseless citizens, before confronting and threatening them with potential harm! Such was the...
  • Tim Kaine: Ban 15-Round 'Clips,; Hold Gun Dealers Liable for Misuse of Firearms - Breitbart

    10/04/2016 12:22:33 PM PDT · by tekrat · 95 replies ^ | 10/4/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 22 Hillary Clinton announced Tim Kaine as her running mate. Kaine is a Democrat Senator from Virginia who supports a ban on 15-round “clips” and “assault weapons,” and who wants to enact a law to hold gun dealers liable for the misuse of firearms. During the June 26 airing of Meet the Press, Kaine told Chuck Todd that he voted for an “assault weapons” ban before and "would likely vote for it again." But he stressed that he believes “limitations on the size of magazines and ammunition clips” is the first step to take. Todd asked Kaine if he believes the...
  • Wikileaks’ Hacked Stratfor Emails Shed Light on Feds Using License Plate Readers (ATF & gun sho

    Gun shows. The officials in the meeting suspect that a lot of guns that reach Mexico come from American gun shows. The Ambassador from Mexico is cited as believing that shows were the main source of firearms coming into his country. The ATF then says that investigating gun shows is “touchy.” Cross-referencing. Despite the sensitivity, the ATF hoped to be able to identify vehicles that visited gun shows and then crossed the border. The notes read, “[Mr. 192] noted that they would do the check once they came into Mexico. Mr. 009 stated part of the new ways that are...
  • Gun sales hit 17th straight monthly record, up 27 percent

    Gun sales hit the 17th consecutive monthly record in September according to FBI data released on Monday, and overall sales are up 27 percent compared to the same period last year. A total of 1,992,219 background checks were processed through the bureau's National Instant Criminal Background Check System for the month of September, higher than the 1,795,102 conducted in September 2015.
  • Gun-Show Customers’ License Plates Come Under Scrutiny

    10/03/2016 6:01:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 2, 2016 | Devlin Barrett
    U.S. Gun-Show Customers’ License Plates Come Under Scrutiny Federal agents enlisted local police to scan cars’ plates at shows’ parking lots By Devlin Barrett Oct. 2, 2016 7:35 p.m. ET Federal agents have persuaded police officers to scan license plates to gather information about gun-show customers, government emails show, raising questions about how officials monitor constitutionally protected activity. Emails reviewed by The Wall Street Journal show agents with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency crafted a plan in 2010 to use license-plate readers—devices that record the plate numbers of all passing cars—at gun shows in Southern California, including one in...
  • 5 Safety Tips for Getting Pulled Over While Carrying a Concealed Firearm(OH rules)

    10/02/2016 7:26:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies ^ | 9/28/2016 | Jeff Sanders
    The police are nervous when they pull you over. They don't know you. They don't know what you will do. They have to deal with some of the most evil, violent, and completely unpredictable people on earth. They don't want to die. So if you are legally carrying a concealed firearm when you are stopped by the police and you make any sudden or threatening move, you just might get shot. So what should you do, as a law-abiding citizen with a concealed-carry weapon, when you are stopped by the police? Here are the official guidelines, according to the laws...
  • Neither Major Candidate Will Defend Your Gun Rights

    10/01/2016 5:12:19 PM PDT · by rey · 57 replies
    FEE ^ | 30 Sept 2016 | Ilya Somin
    At the presidential debate, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton made all kinds of attacks on each other. But on one notable issue, they were in complete agreement: they both think people on the federal government’s “no fly list” should be categorically denied their right to buy guns under the Second Amendment. Both candidates have repeatedly said so for months. Trump’s stance on this issue should be deeply troubling to those who care about gun rights – and also to people concerned about constitutional rights generally, even if they don’t care much about this one. As both the ACLU and conservative...
  • Gabby Giffords plays God with gun rights

    10/01/2016 6:40:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 10/1/2016 | Carl Jackson
    If black slaves were allowed to own guns, they wouldn’t have been slaves. Guns are great for hunting and sport, as well as self-defense. However, their primary purpose as the founders saw it was to protect individuals from tyrannical rule by a government determined to take away the God-given rights of America’s citizens. Former Rep. Gabby Giffords, along with her husband, retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, have launched the “Vocal Majority Tour 2016”: a 14-state, 40-day national bus tour aimed at stopping the “gun-violence crisis” in America, by enacting “common-sense gun reform,” which is code for incremental gun confiscation, and...
  • A real difference in how to battle terror

    09/30/2016 4:08:57 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 2 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | September 29, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    St. Cloud is still reeling from the stabbing of nine people on Sept. 17. The terrorist yelled “Allahu akbar!” as he attacked shoppers at the Crossroads Center mall. A bombing in New York City left 29 people wounded. The Cascade Mall in Burlington, Wash., was next, with five people shot to death. While investigations are still ongoing, all of the attacks are likely to be similarly-motivated and perpetrated by Muslim immigrants. Similar deadly attacks have included the Boston Marathon bombings, the Chattanooga and Little Rock military recruiting office attacks, San Bernardino, and earlier this year the Orlando nightclub shooting. Minnesota’s...
  • Oregon Judge to Convicted Murderer: 'If I Could, I Would Take All the Guns in America'(WTH?)

    09/30/2016 7:45:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | Jeff Reynolds
    A Multnomah County, Oregon, judge had some pretty pointed things to say about who he thought was responsible for a murder, with the murderer standing before him awaiting sentencing. This being Oregon, you've probably guessed that the judge wasn't lecturing the murderer himself. That's right, he blamed the guns for the murder. I'll give you a moment to pick yourself up off the floor. Judge Kenneth Walker doesn't want you to think he's anti-gun, though. He's clearly read the United States Constitution. After all, when he finally finished his rant, he said, "But it is a right of people in...
  • Anti-gun-control video project gets H.S. student suspended (NJ)

    MANVILLE — A high school senior says he was suspended and ordered to undergo a psychological exam for completing an anti-gun-control school project he was assigned. Frank Harvey said a Manville High School teacher instructed him to create a video arguing against gun control for a junior college readiness class last year, according to News 12 New Jersey. Harvey produced a video that provided examples of people who used guns to defend themselves from home invaders, the report said. His video also displayed anti-gun-control political cartoons. The teenager ran into trouble when he mistakenly left the thumb drive with the...
  • Bogus Editorial Goes After Gun Owners(FL)

    09/28/2016 7:05:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 9/27/2016 | Beth Baumann
    Last Friday, the Tampa Bay Times published an absolutely asinine editorial in which it claimed the NRA and companies like Delta Defense are prepping gun owners for the legal ramifications of shooting someone. The state has created such a Wild West atmosphere that gun owners are signing up for coaching and legal help so they can be prepared when they shoot someone. …An emerging industry that offers instructions to members for responding to police after they shoot someone, liability coverage and legal advice fuels a shoot-first mentality.
  • Presidential Debate: Hillary Clinton Calls for Background Checks to Fix ‘Gun Epidemic’

    09/27/2016 9:58:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 9/26/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    During the September 26 presidential debate Hillary Clinton said America has a “gun epidemic” and called for background checks to fix it. She also called for adding the terror watch list to background checks in hopes of keeping guns out of the hands of terrorists.
  • Hillary Clinton: We Cannot End Terrorism Without Gun Control

    09/24/2016 6:42:05 AM PDT · by detective · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Sep 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    In response to questions from AARP Bulletin, Hillary Clinton made clear her position that to be successful, policies for ending terrorism must include gun control for all Americans. AARP Bulletin asked, “What would you do to address terrorism?” Clinton responded: Well, these are legitimate fears. I believe that people are rightly concerned about violence. Terrorism is part of that violence, and we have to do the best job we can to keep America safe. So I’ve laid out a very comprehensive plan about taking on the terrorists, going after them where they operate, doing everything we can to take away...
  • VIDEO: Home invaders learn a deadly lesson when their intended victim fires back

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    09/14/2016 11:19:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 9/12/2016 | Kelsey Davis
    At a news conference Friday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, in partnership with City Councilmembers Jason Rogers Williams and James Gray and New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison announced a new city ordinance aimed at promoting gun safety in New Orleans.