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  • ATF Reclassifies Wetted Nitrocellulose as Explosive Materials Under Federal Laws

    08/30/2016 4:57:36 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 27 replies
    Washington, DC -(AmmoLand.com)- In an Explosives Industry Newsletter issued in June 2016, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”) reclassified wetted nitrocellulose containing greater than 12.6 percent nitrogen as a high explosive under the federal explosives laws.
  • How Can You Love Guns Knowing They Kill So Many People?

    08/30/2016 8:34:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 145 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 8/29/2016 | Liz Shields
    John B. Fischer over at The Atlantic wants to explore the question "Is it morally acceptable to love machine guns?" He wonders, how can one love guns knowing they kill people in this "era of mass violence"? Fischer asks this question while visiting and participating in Oklahoma's Full Auto Shoot and Trade Show (OFASTS). I came here to answer a question: Why do people find it fun to attend a festival where they can shoot the country’s most powerful civilian weaponry during a time of mass violence? In many people’s view, gun ownership is integral to America’s cultural identity. But...
  • Black Gun Rights Activist Launches ‘Black Guns Matter’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    08/21/2016 10:35:55 PM PDT · by RC one · 17 replies
    breitbart ^ | 21 Aug 2016 | by AWR Hawkins
    Two shooters opened fire on partygoers at a house party in Bridgeport, Connecticut, wounding 13 in the early hours of August 21, according to police. According to the Associated Press, police think the shooters “opened fire…from behind some hedges surrounding the home’s backyard.” Eleven men and two women were wounded. Bridgeport police spokesman Av Harris said the attackers targeted people “both inside and outside the home.” The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence reports that CT has universal background checks, no “gun show loophole,” a ban on “high capacity” magazines, and a prohibition on “the transfer or possession of assault...
  • New figures show over 900,000 suppressors in circulation

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

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

    08/19/2016 5:48:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Massachusetts Attorney General, Maura Healey, will have her dikat baning numerous semi-automatic rifles challenged in court. The National Shooting Sports Foundation has stated it will file a lawsuit against the AG on the measure. The NSSF is the gun industry trade association.  From bostonherald.com: The firearm industry group, based in Newtown, Conn., said it retained former U.S. attorney Michael Sullivan for the lawsuit, which will attack Healey’s interpretation of the 
statute that could be used to ban the sale of all semiautomatic guns. Keane declined to detail the plans for the lawsuit and to name other parties joining the...
  • Donald Trump’s Florida Rally: Gay Speaker Slams Obama on Guns, Radical Islam

    08/18/2016 8:17:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | August 17, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Former Orlando mayoral candidate Randy Ross lambasted President Barack Obama’s attempt to blame guns for the Orlando terror attack instead of blaming radical Islam. “While victims were in the hospital, families were grieving, funeral arrangement were being made for the victims, our city mourning, [Obama] turned the conversation into one of gun control” said Ross, a gay speaker who was speaking at Donald Trump’s Aug. 11 rally in Kissimmee, Florida. According to the Advocate, Ross said Obama’s speech wrongly switched the emphasis from the threat of radical Islam to a plea for more gun control for law-abiding citizens.
  • Venezuelan Government Further Disarming Citizens By Crushing Guns, Registering Ammo

    08/18/2016 8:50:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/18/2016 | Katie Pavlich
    "We are going to bring disarmament and peace," Reverol told reporters, while police officers drilled and sawed at rusty shotguns, home made pistols and some newer weapons. While the Venezuelan government and liberal western media will frame this move as an effort to reduce crime, it's about keeping the citizenry defenseless against the government in a time of complete societal breakdown. The government has come for guns belonging to Venezuelans before in the name of "safety," coupled with promises of lower crime. Both lies. Over to you, Gabby Franco:
  • Here’s How “President Hillary” Will Destroy Your Gun Rights Without Repealing The Second Amendment

    08/17/2016 4:39:12 PM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | Aug. 17, 2016 | Bob Owens
    Hillary Clinton is running the first presidential campaign in the history of the United States based explicitly on the gutting of a core Constitutional and human right. Clinton has made attacking the human right of self-defense a key part of her 2016 campaign, and if she’s elected—and down-ballot Democrats manage to take control of the Senate and/or House—she’s poised to be able to destroy the gun rights of American citizens in three distinct ways. -Place progressive, anti-gun justices on the Supreme Court -Pass bans on a wide range of common firearms -repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms...
  • At Mexico's lone gun store, even the boss discourages sales

    08/17/2016 4:03:30 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    MEXICO CITY – There's just one place in all of Mexico where you can legally buy a gun. It's tucked away in an anonymous building on an army base in the capital, staffed by soldiers. Those who enter must surrender any cellphones, tablets or cameras, remove caps and pass through a metal detector. Weapons are kept in locked glass cases, unlike many of the 50,000-plus U.S. gun shops where used-gun racks on showroom floors allow easy access and clerks are happy to let you heft an unloaded firearm. Mexico's constitution guarantees citizens' right to own a handgun and hunting rifles...
  • VIDEO: "Common Sense" Gun Reform Debunked! (Man-on-Street)

    08/17/2016 3:38:23 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 48 replies
    Dear fellow FREEPers: today I present to you the biggest, most labor-intensive video my team and I have ever put together. I wanted to create the most thorough video possible regarding the myths, falsehood and outright lies surrounding "common sense" gun laws being pushed on Americans today. This video required permission from the city, mayor, as well as cooperation of local police officers (whom I thank profusely) to make happen. What you'll see is eye-opening and terrifying, but hopefully incredibly informative, useful in the education of your friends and wildly funny. Let's open some eyes out there with the truth!...
  • How to Talk About Gun Rights With Gun Control Advocates

    08/17/2016 1:58:02 PM PDT · by sally234 · 45 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 8-17-16 | Beverly Hallberg
    Guns are a tricky topic. Very rarely do you find voters ambivalent about gun violence, gun safety, etc. Someone is either strongly pro-gun rights or pro-gun control, which makes a civil conversation difficult to start or maintain. But the solution isn’t to avoid the topic. As I mentioned in my last column, you may be the only conservative who tries to challenge a liberal’s worldview. No pressure. It may sound like a heavy weight to bear, but not if you’re prepared. So, let’s talk guns.
  • Olympic Champion Kim Rhode Warns About The Suffocation of Shooting Sports Through Gun Control

    08/17/2016 11:44:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Olympic double trap and skeet shooter Kim Rhode, who became the first woman to medal in six different Olympic games when she took home a bronze medal in Rio last week, is warning about the devastating effects new gun control measures in her home state of California could have on the shooting sports. In an interview with The Blaze's Dana Loesch this week, Rhode explained how new California gun control laws make it increasingly difficult and more expensive for her to train. Further, new laws essentially criminalize coaching of newcomers to the sport and classify basic hunting rifles as "assault...
  • Court rejects challenge to restrictive ‘may-issue’ concealed carry (CA)

    08/17/2016 9:39:53 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    A federal appeals court this week sided with California Attorney General Kamala Harris and declined to rehear a combined case that the Second Amendment protects the right to carry a firearm for self-defense in public.
  • Federal Government Spends 1 Billion a Year on Gun Law Enforcement

    08/17/2016 5:31:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Federal Government spends a billion dollars a year on on federal gun laws.  Most of that money is for enforcement of federal gun laws, but some of it is to push state and local governments toward infringing on the Second Amendment. From FY 2015 Budget Fact Sheets U.S DOJ(pdf): In 2013, the Administration proposed a range of legislative remedies – along with 23 executive actions – to address mass shootings and reduce gun violence. The Justice Department is working to implement a number of these actions and requests a total of $1.1 billion in FY 2015 to address...
  • I need your help if you have an Android phone

    08/16/2016 5:25:25 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 41 replies
    I just downloaded about 10 updates on my Android. Every one downloaded fine, with the exception of the NRA-ILA app. I tried several times but only got an error message. And when I clicked on the error message, it gave me a message about "sorry about not being able to download Pokémon Go" Just seems fishy.
  • Gov. Rauner signs new law expanding Illinois gun prohibitions

    08/16/2016 11:55:23 AM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 16, 2016 | Chris Eger
    Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a popular bill last week that would reclassify some as being ineligible to own firearms due to stalking orders or protective orders from other states. Sponsored by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy, D-Chicago, the measure directs the State Police to deny an application for or revoke an individual’s Firearm Owners Identification Card if they are subject to an order of protection or no-contact order related to stalking. It passed the House in April and the Senate in May, both in unanimous votes, earning Rauner’s signature on August 12 along with a host of other...
  • Libertarian VP Candidate Video; Rifles are "Weapons of Mass Destruction"

    08/16/2016 5:08:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 84 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On August 3rd, 2016, the Libertarian candidate for vice president, William Weld, was interviewed on REVOLT TV.  REVOLT TV Chief Political Correspondent Amrit Singh asked candidate Weld about legislation and his views on guns.  A short video clip of the relevant section has been posted on Youtube by occupy the media.  The gun segment starts right away in the clip. William Weld: "The five shot rifle, that is a standard military rifle, the problem is if you attach a clip to it that holds more shells and if you remove the pin so that it becomes an automatic weapon,...
  • California On Pace For 1 Million Gun Sales In 2016

    08/15/2016 4:15:04 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies
    Gun sales in California are on pace to break records — perhaps even to reach 1 million sales by the end of calendar year 2016, according to Southern California Public Radio station KPCC. There were 554,203 guns sold “through late July,” which puts last year’s annual sales figure of approximately 890,000 well within reach.
  • Book review: The War on Guns, by John Lott

    08/15/2016 1:56:45 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 15, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    ’ve just finished reading one of the best books on gun control to come out in some time and wanted to share some of the experience with you. The timely and superbly written tome by John R. Lott Jr. is titled, “The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies.” You may remember John Lott from our previous coverage here of both gun control and crime in the United States. Some of his previous work included an analysis of the different ways that economists and criminologists view gun ownership, which he revisits in this book. Long before that, John...
  • 52 shot: Pace of gun violence in Chicago remains high over another weekend

    08/15/2016 9:27:20 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 15, 2016 | Chicago Tribune Staff
    More than 50 people were shot over another violent weekend in Chicago, a level of violence that has marked many of the summer weekends this year and has pushed the total number of people shot in the city to more than 2,600. The number of people shot during all of last year was 2,988. Between Friday evening and early Monday morning, at least 52 were shot and nine of them were killed, according to police. The weekend before, 49 people were shot, nine of them fatally. And the weekend before that, 52 people were shot, seven of them fatally. The...
  • REASONS TO WORRY ABOUT AN HRC PRESIDENCY(not ALL the reasons, there's plenty)

    08/14/2016 9:32:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    backwoodshome.com ^ | 8/14/2016 | Massad Ayoob
    Why am I concerned with the prospect of Hillary Rodham Clinton as President of the United States? Let me begin to count the reasons. For many years I have been a sworn police officer. Mrs. Clinton’s dislike of police has long been a matter of record. From her contempt for the Arkansas troopers on her bodyguard detail when her husband was governor of that state, to the disdain with which she treated Secret Service when she was in the White House, to her campaign’s recent announcement that it was not interested in an endorsement by the Fraternal Order of Police,...
  • Response Time “Zero”: Gun-Free Zones vs. Concealed Weapons

    08/14/2016 8:31:19 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/14/16 | Gary O. Perkins
    Current laws should be changed to allow concealed carry (CCW) permit holders to be armed in gun-free zones (GFZ). Two scenarios to consider: First, you have a CCW license and are out for a normal day. You find yourself in a GFZ. Therefore, you don’t have your gun as current law prohibits it. A shooting breaks out. Without your gun, what do you do? Do you flee or hide? Being unarmed, your options are limited. The outcome for you and fellow citizens may be completely out of your control. Although law enforcement in our nation is outstanding and officers are...
  • CNN Introduces Mark Kelly As “Gun Owner And Second Amendment Supporter”

    08/13/2016 9:20:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    americas1stfreedom.org ^ | 8/12/2016 | unknown
    On Thursday, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer introduced an interviewee as a “gun owner” and “Second Amendment supporter.” The interviewee? Mark Kelly, who, together with wife Gabby Gifford, founded Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), whom Blitzer described as a “gun violence prevention group” (the label gun-control groups prefer of late). Check Kelly’s credentials: ARS’ website supports so-called “universal” background checks, closing non-existent “loopholes” for online sales and “unlicensed dealers,” and funding of Centers for Disease Control anti-gun research into gun violence as a “public health issue.” His statements support Massachusetts AG Maura Healey, who just imposed a unilateral ban on the sale...
  • Gun Rights Groups Lose a Powerful Voice and Unyielding Patriot

    08/13/2016 8:25:02 AM PDT · by Nacho Bidnith · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 13, 2016 | M. Catharine Evans
    Patriotic and resolute until the very end, Sipsey Street Irregulars' Mike Vanderboegh died on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the age of 64. He wrote this back in January: I beat the odds of my first cancer diagnosis for five years through the grace of God, who evidently wasn't done with me yet. In those five years, we broke the Fast and Furious scandal story ... and generally became a thorn in the side of the empire[.] In December 2010, the Obama-controlled media complex desperately wanted to ignore an illegal government-sponsored gun-walking operation known as Fast and Furious. And it...
  • W. Mich. seeing surge in gun sales, as FBI scrambles to process background checks

    08/12/2016 5:07:23 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 15 replies
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A West Michigan gun dealer is seeing a surge in sales as the FBI scrambles to process background checks for gun buyers. Newschannel 3 spoke to experts Wednesday to explain why background checks in applications for firearms are being delayed. Some licensed gun dealers have received an email from the FBI, after noticing delays in background checks for customers. But one West Michigan store says an updated background check, coupled with a boom in gun sales is what it all comes down to. If you're buying a gun anytime soon, like Doug Howard is, be...
  • Question for gun control advocates: How much is enough?

    08/12/2016 10:46:27 AM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 11, 2016 | Greg Camp
    How much gun control would be enough? This is a question that I pose to advocates of control, trying to find out where they would draw the line. What requirement, what level of strictness would reach the point that something more would be unacceptable? The history of firearms laws in the United States is well known to members of the gun community. In the twentieth century, the waves of control rise first with the Sullivan Act in New York State in 1911 and ebb and flow over the next hundred years, peaking with the Brady Act and the Assault...
  • Governor Sandoval Joins Mounting Opposition to Question One

    08/12/2016 9:52:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 8/11/2016 | unknown
    “As the people of Nevada learn the truth about Question One gun control initiative, opposition mounts," said Robert Uithoven, campaign director of NRA Nevadans for Freedom. "Governor Sandoval knows that Question One would not prevent criminals from obtaining firearms and would instead cost Nevadans time, money, and freedom. We’re excited to have Governor Sandavol join the growing coalition of Nevadans committed to defending freedom from Bloomberg’s extreme gun control agenda.” Question 1, financed by former New York City Mayor and anti-gun activists Michael Bloomberg, is part of Bloomberg’s national gun-control agenda that will make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens...
  • The War on Guns, John Lott’s Important New Book

    08/12/2016 8:59:29 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 5 replies
    Ricochet ^ | August 12, 2016 | Tim Groseclose
    John Lott, Jr., a PhD economist who has published scores of peer-reviewed articles in top journals, has written an outstanding and important new book, The War on Guns. It is, I believe, the most important document ever written about guns. The book has many outstanding aspects. One is Lott’s careful review of many studies that the media often cite in order to bolster arguments in favor of additional restrictions on guns. Often, Lott uses his exceptional training in statistics to expose major flaws in these studies. A second outstanding aspect of the book is Lott’s documentation of several cases where...
  • How the Obama Administration intends to Squeeze the small business owner

    08/12/2016 7:06:07 AM PDT · by Cliff Dweller · 8 replies
    US DOS, NSSF ^ | 8-12-16 | Cliff Dweller
    Obama Administration is looking to declare gunsmiths as Firearms "manufacturers" and place them under ITARS licensing requirements. The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) has reviewed and consolidated policy guidance about whether various activities related to firearms constitute manufacturing for International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Parts 120-130) purposes and require registration with DDTC and payment of a registration fee. DDTC has found that many – but not all - traditional gunsmithing activities do not constitute manufacturing for ITAR purposes and, therefore, do not require registration with DDTC.
  • Concealed gun permits soar 215%, record 14.5 million, ‘explode under Obama’

    08/11/2016 5:03:31 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/10/16 | Paul Bedard
    Americans now holding permits to pack a concealed weapon in public has soared 215 percent since 2007 to over 14.5 million, a record, according to a new report. The Crime Prevention Research Center said that last year alone a record 1.73 million were approved in states requiring them. John. R. Lott Jr., president of the Center, added that as the number of concealed carry permits has increased, the murder rate has dropped. Much of the surge in permits has come due to gun control threats from President Obama and highly-publicized mass shootings that have prompted several law enforcement officials to...
  • Because They're Soft on Crime and Terrorism, Democrats Need Gun Control As A Distraction

    08/11/2016 5:06:07 AM PDT · by massmike · 13 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 08/11/2016 | Don Feder
    I met the suburban gun control ladies at a local farmers' market, where they were collecting signatures on a petition saying that ISIS covert operatives and paranoid schizophrenics with felony records should not be allowed to purchase tactical nuclear weapons legally. Okay, that's a slight exaggeration. But, based on focus group input, the gun control lobby, including Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, has softened its message. It no longer wants "gun control" – which suggests limiting the access of law-abiding citizens. Perish the thought! Hillary Clinton articulated the new approach when she told the Democratic Nominating Convention:...
  • Trump wasn't calling for Clinton's assassination

    08/10/2016 4:25:48 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 53 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | August 10, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    Was Donald Trump calling for Hillary Clinton's assassination when he spoke on Tuesday in North Carolina? The New York Times sure seems to think so. This was Trump's apparently offensive quote: "Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish, the Second Amendment. By the way, and if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is. I don't know." Suppose the phrase Second Amendment people had been replaced with any other special-interest group. Would there be any claims that Trump was threatening assassinations? In a Newsweek interview on Monday, Hillary Clinton excoriated...
  • Obama’s forgiveness of gun crimes amid push for controls ‘incredible hypocrisy’

    08/09/2016 6:28:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 9, 2016 | David Sherfinski & Stephen Dinan
    Richard Reid was already a two-time felon when authorities searched his Delaware apartment and found marijuana, crack cocaine divided into sales-size plastic bags, powder cocaine, a scale — and a loaded .32 caliber handgun, an unloaded .25 caliber pistol and ammunition for two other types of weapons. Last week, President Obama commuted Reid’s 25-year sentence and made him one of the hundreds of drug users and dealers who the White House says have done enough time. But at the same time, Mr. Obama forgave scores of gun crimes convictions for the offenders, raising thorny questions about whether the White House...
  • Old Fart Rants is a Hypocrite Libtard! (gun control socialism epic fail)

    08/09/2016 6:22:04 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 4 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP6kBcP7LKo I plan to do an article on this filthy commie animal on YT who has on many occasions tried to shut down my blog and my channel and those of my friends. He is one of the biggest scum on youtube. A hater of God, religious freedom and gun rights. He has stated over and over again, that religion should be criminalized and those who don't agree with him should be banned from voting. If ever liberalism and fascism were the same here's proof
  • Now The Obama Administration Is After Gunsmiths?

    08/08/2016 5:03:39 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 61 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8 Aug, 2016 | Frank Miniter
    My gunsmith has a lathe, a drill press, even a barrel reamer. He uses them to repair guns. To him, they are like a car mechanic’s welding equipment, drill and cutter tools. He never thought drilling out a broken-off screw or grinding down a gun part to make a rifle’s action work smoother would define him as a “manufacturer.” But now, according to the federal government, he is a manufacturer and is required to pay a $2,250 annual fee as mandated by the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) regulations. This is what the Obama administration is...
  • Effort to Recall CA Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom After Gun Grab

    08/08/2016 3:27:58 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 23 replies
    Welcome to the effort to recall Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom. Newsom and Governor Jerry Brown have been involved in a series of debilitating actions against the Constitution of California and the United States and have waged a war against the working people of the state. Newsom is pushing an effort to undermine the few gun rights left for California residents. California’s already obscene gun laws are the strictest in the country. Now it will get a whole lot worse. California’s efforts have nearly destroyed the in-state gun industry and the rights of citizens to carry. It’s time for the people...
  • United Way of Otero County ordered to stop gun raffle

    08/07/2016 2:47:54 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 30 replies
    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) – There are some upset people in one New Mexico city after a fundraiser for the United Way was shut down because the well-known charity wanted to raffle off guns. “As Americans of freedom and liberty we have to remember we only have the rights that we stand up for,” said Kerry Maupin, local business owner. The United Way of Otero County received a letter from United Way World telling them to cease and desist with their fundraiser that would raffle off 108 firearms.
  • Gun sales bill awaits decision (Liberals against harsh sentences for trafficking)

    08/07/2016 1:33:44 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 17 replies
    SPRINGFIELD — Hoping to stem the flow of illegal guns into Illinois, lawmakers have sent Gov. Bruce Rauner a bill that would punish traffickers with up to 30 years in prison. The proposal comes as Chicago is seeing another violent year, with shootings contributing to 381 homicides as of July 31. The city has a strict gun policy that requires permits to screen for criminal records and other disqualifiers, and investigators say most of the firearms recovered at crime scenes in recent years were bought in other states where it's easier to buy guns, including neighboring Indiana.
  • Shootings, election fuel gun sales, permit application increase in S.C.

    08/07/2016 4:39:32 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
    COLUMBIA — Want to apply for a concealed weapon permit in South Carolina? Be prepared to wait, in some cases, for 11 weeks or longer to get one. With South Carolina’s gun climate facing election year uncertainty, gun activity has broken records, including the number of people seeking to exercise their state-sanctioned right of concealed carry. “New faces,” said Archie Woodberry, pointing to the steady flow of customers to his Blue Line Shooting Center in Florence, the only public gun range between Columbia and Myrtle Beach. “Our place is based on first-time shooters.”
  • FBI reports that last month was busiest July ever for gun background checks

    08/05/2016 4:36:36 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 8 replies
    "It think with how the election's going and they're really getting into it, people are fearful and they're buying stuff that they won't be able to get if the wrong person gets in," he said. Shamonsky is far from the only firearms dealer seeing a boost in business. The FBI reported recently that it processed nearly 2.2 million gun background checks last month, making it the busiest July on record and 15th consecutive record-setting month.
  • Why is Apple so afraid of a little picture of a gun?

    08/05/2016 1:56:14 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 5, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    Apple’s next iPhone and iPad operating system will no longer feature an emoji picture of a handgun. In its place will be an emoji of a green, plastic squirt gun. There is nothing particularly threatening about the current handgun picture. You only see the side of the gun; it isn’t pointed at the reader or anyone else. No bullets are even being fired. The whole idea to drop the handgun emoji came about through a lobbying effort started by New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. The bomb, sword, knife, and axe emojis will stay. Apparently, a bomb with a lit fuse...
  • Kurt Russell Walks Off 2nd Interview on Gun Control [2 separate interviews here]

    08/05/2016 1:16:01 PM PDT · by Envisioning · 31 replies
    This video contains two separate videos where Kurt Russell talk about gun control. The first is the view, where Kurt talks about the 2nd Amendment and why we have always needed to protect ourselves from tyrannical governments- as shown in history.