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  • AP Poll: Support for gun control unchanged by Las Vegas shooting

    10/21/2017 8:37:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 10/20/2017 | John Sexton
    A poll by the Associated Press found that while a majority of Americans still support stricter gun control, a result found in several previous polls, that support slipped slightly (down 3%) compared to the same poll last year. However, the 3% decline is within the poll’s margin of error meaning it may not be significant. In any case, the AP headlines the fact that just weeks after the worst shooting in modern American history, the numbers remain basically unchanged. The Associated Press story is titled “Vegas shooting doesn’t change opinions on guns.”
  • A Cub Scout pressed a lawmaker about gun control. Then his den kicked him out, his mother said.

    10/20/2017 7:55:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 20, 2017 | Samantha Schmidt
    When Ames Mayfield’s Cub Scout den met with a Colorado state senator last week, the 11-year-old came prepared with a long list of typed-up questions. Ames pressed the Republican state senator, Vicki Marble, on an issue he knew was important to her: gun legislation. The Cub Scout in Broomfield, about 20 miles north of Denver, asked her a slew of questions about previous bills she had sponsored in support of the right to bear arms, and he wasn’t shy about inserting his opinion. “I was shocked that you co-sponsored a bill to allow domestic violence offenders to continue to own...
  • 5 Examples Of Why You Should Never Give Up Your Gun Rights

    10/20/2017 1:06:44 PM PDT · by davikkm · 25 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    Whenever a horrific mass shooting occurs like the one in Las Vegas a few weeks ago, many on the left become verbose in their insistence on tougher gun laws. Even though the gunman violated the gun laws already in place, the left still wants to add more laws. Even though violent acts are committed every day without guns, the left still wants more gun laws. Even though they despise the police force, they still want the police to be the only ones with firearms. This article will go over 5 examples of why you must never be fooled by the...
  • London now more dangerous than New York City, crime stats suggest

    10/20/2017 12:56:40 PM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 20, 2017 | Martin Evans
    London is now more crime ridden and dangerous than New York City, with rape, robbery and violent offences far higher on this side of the Atlantic. The latest statistics, published earlier this week, revealed that crime across the UK was up by 13 per cent, with a surge in violence in the capital blamed for much of the increase.
  • Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) urges Democrats to hide views on gun control

    10/20/2017 12:21:53 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 26 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | October 20, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    The Hill newspaper and Political have articles about how Democrats want to avoid discussing their views on gun control until after the 2018 mid-term elections.  From The Hill: Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) is urging his colleagues to stay away from gun control in the budget debate despite pressure from activist groups that argue the party needs to take a stand given the string of mass shootings across the country. Schumer, focused on next year’s midterm elections, thinks it is smarter to focus on economics — specifically President Trump’s tax plan, which Democrats say is a giveaway to corporations...
  • Why is gun ownership so high in the US?

    10/20/2017 5:26:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 58 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/20/2017 | Peter Skurkiss
    After the horrific shooting in Las Vegas, many people ask why is gun ownership so high in the U.S.? That's an honest question. Maybe you've asked that of yourself or have had it pose to you by a liberal friend as I have. There are many reasons, and I'd like to touch of a few of the less mentioned ones. And no, they have nothing to do with hunting and target shooting.
  • The real reason Hollywood is gunning for the NRA

    10/20/2017 5:19:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/20/2017 | Lowell Ponte
    Actor Alec Baldwin and California lieutenant governor Gavin Newsom have helped launch a crusade to win an Oscar for the documentary Making A Killing: Guns, Greed And the NRA. Their reasons in this case may go beyond the predictable liberal virtue-signaling. When a sex scandal erupted against producer Harvey Weinstein, his first response was to pledge that he would "channel anger" in a campaign against the National Rifle Association, one of the most reliable devil-dolls liberals stick pins in to prove their bona fides. Weinstein must have been shocked when this gesture did not gain him instant forgiveness for his...
  • SIGN PETITION OPPOSING H.R.3999

    10/18/2017 10:33:46 PM PDT · by forty_years · 14 replies
    WE NEED 50,000 MORE SIGNATURES BY NOV. 11 TO GET THIS PETITION REVIEWED BY THE WHITE HOUSE. SIGN HERE: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/do-not-pass-hr3999. MAKE SURE TO CLICK VERIFICATION LINK IN EMAIL YOU RECEIVE AFTER SIGNING. H.R.3999 would "amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the manufacture, possession, or transfer of any part or combination of parts that is designed and functions to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machine gun, and for other purposes." This measure could easily ban virtually any device, part, or accessory -- including OEM parts that...
  • Celebrities Urge Americans to Reject NRA, Concealed Carry in Wake of Vegas Shooting

    10/18/2017 8:07:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 73 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | October 18, 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy, and Sheryl Crow are among a number of celebrities urging Americans to “reject the NRA” and concealed carry of firearms in the wake of the shooting at a Las Vegas country music concert this month. Laura Dern, Bill Hader, and Adam Scott are also taking part in the anti-gun campaign, as is noted gun control advocate Julianne Moore. The celebrities are part of the Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety PSA against the NRA specifically, and against gun rights generally. In typical Everytown fashion, the PSA does not present real solutions to the attack in Vegas–after...
  • The Dodgy Dogma of Public Disarmament

    10/17/2017 5:14:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/16/2017 | Armstron Williams
    Much of the ground for advocating Second Amendment freedoms has been covered in the media, but at times like this, when a major tragedy places the second amendment under intense scrutiny, the basic point bears repeating. The Second Amendment to the Constitution is not about granting rights to citizens to carry guns; it is about denying to government the exclusive monopoly on the use of force and ensuring the preservation of our freedom. Though much-debated, the Constitutional text is simple. "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and...
  • Trump voters open to bump stock ban after Las Vegas shooting

    10/15/2017 6:54:51 PM PDT · by leaymane · 80 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/14/17 | Daniel Allott
    As night follows day, mass shootings in America are followed by a succession of Democratic politicians and liberal activists pushing for tighter gun restrictions. Almost as reliably, those efforts fail. But in the wake of the massacre in Las Vegas, in which Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and injured hundreds more at an outdoor concert, there is reason to believe this time might be different. Paddock used “bump stock” devices that effectively turn semi-automatic firearms into fully automatic weapons, causing a higher death toll. Republicans and Democrats in Congress have shown some support for a ban of bump stocks. House...
  • Chris Murphy: Federal ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban Would Have Prevented Vegas Attack

    10/14/2017 6:37:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/13/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) says the federal “assault weapons” ban that lapsed in 2004 would have prevented the Las Vegas attack, had that ban still been in force today. This claim shows a deep misunderstanding of the “assault weapons” ban, which did not ban the possession or purchase of “assault weapons.” Rather, it limited importation and mandated types that could be manufactured in the U.S., thus driving up prices. For a man of means like Stephen Paddock, paying the higher price for an “assault weapon” would have been no problem.
  • Vegas Gunman's Use of Bump Stock Reduced Casualties

    10/13/2017 3:39:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 13, 2017 | Benjamin Baird
    In the hypercharged partisan atmosphere that disgracefully follows any mass shooting tragedy, journalists, politicians, and anyone with an opinion spontaneously become firearms experts. Yet, as this U.S. Army combat infantry grunt can attest, these desk jockeys are no straight shooters. The Interstate 91 country music massacre is no exception. From talks of machine guns, bump stocks, “silencers” and the semantics of weapons transportation, these would-be sharpshooters are negligently off-target when it comes to the laws of modern warfare. Although reporters posing as weekend warriors insist that crazed gunman Stephen Paddock’s decision to use a bump stock made his shooting ambush...
  • If 'No One Wants to Take Our Guns,' Stop Saying the Opposite

    10/12/2017 9:20:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2017 | Larry Elder
    Almost immediately after the Las Vegas shooting came the calls for "common sense" gun control. The quest almost always begins with a reassurance that "no one wants to take away your guns." Not everyone read the memo. Nelson Shields, founder of Handgun Control, Inc., the organization that became the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, in a 1976 interview could not have been more clear about his group's goals: "Our ultimate goal -- total control of handguns in the United States -- is going to take time. My estimate is from seven to 10 years. The first problem is to...
  • 'No one wants to take our guns'? Oh, really?

    10/12/2017 5:46:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/12/2017 | Larry Elder
    Almost immediately after the Las Vegas shooting came the calls for “common-sense” gun control. The quest almost always begins with a reassurance that “no one wants to take away your guns.” Not everyone read the memo. Nelson Shields, founder of Handgun Control Inc., the organization that became the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, in a 1976 interview could not have been more clear about his group’s goals: “Our ultimate goal – total control of handguns in the United States – is going to take time. My estimate is from seven to 10 years. The first problem is to slow...
  • I’m a pro-gun hunter. Vegas proves gun rights need limits.

    10/11/2017 8:42:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 10/11/2017 | tommy brokaw
    It is time for civility to reign — and madness to be snuffed out. That is why I am for conditional access to military grade firearms. More complete background checks, for example, including medical records. Limits on stockpiling ammunition. Mandatory courses in safe usage. And more broadly, we need to have a dialogue about the place of guns in our society. I am not for banning guns. I do support the right to bear arms. But when a right becomes an acute threat to the general welfare it is time for re-evaluation.
  • Regular MSNBC Guest Urges Gun Control, Can't Explain How It Would Help

    10/11/2017 5:12:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/10/2017 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Monday's show, after the former Bush administration member argued that the police should have been notified that Stephen Paddock had bought so many guns, but declined to specify the exact number he thought should trigger police action, host Carlson followed up, referring to Painter's Twitter rants: But your claim -- explicit claim -- that this could have been solved by laws -- you said that repeatedly and suggested that anyone who didn't agree with you had, quote, "blood money" in their pockets, which is a heavy thing to say. So, again, what specific law are you calling for? Painter...
  • Greenfield: The Cultural War of Gun Control

    10/10/2017 2:04:31 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 14 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 10/8/17 | Greenfield
    Sunday, October 08, 2017 The Culture War of Gun Control Posted by Daniel Greenfield After Vegas, the gun control memes and myths come out. It doesn't matter how wrong they are, they will echo in the mediasphere and then the talking points will leak into everyday conversations. “Guns are uniquely lethal.” Last year, a Muslim terrorist with a truck killed 86 people and wounded another 458. Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, the Tunisian Muslim killer, had brought along a gun, but it proved largely ineffective. The deadliest weapon of the delivery driver was a truck. Mohammed, who was no genius, used it to...
  • Guns!

    10/10/2017 5:07:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2017 | Berard Goldberg
    Since the carnage in Las Vegas, there's been a lot of talk on TV and commentary in print about gun control. Not just any gun control of course, but "reasonable" and "common sense" gun control. But since words matter, it matters how you define "reasonable" and "common sense." And on this, liberals and conservatives might as well be inhabitants of two different planets. As Daniel Henninger succinctly put it in his Wall Street Journal column: "Progressives embrace the benign, while conservatives fear the malign. Liberals say, give peace a chance. Conservatives say, Annie, get your gun." To that I'll add,...
  • Gun Nanny DiFi: No Law Would Have Stopped Vegas Gunman

    10/09/2017 8:25:31 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/9/17
    Anti-Second Amendment crusader Senator Dianne Feinstein admitted on a Sunday spin show that no law could have stopped the maniac who massacred 58 people and injured almost 500 in Las Vegas last week. “No, he passed background checks registering for handguns and other weapons on multiple occasions,” Feinstein told CBS’s “Face the Nation.” But there is one law he definitely broke, which is the law against murder. Criminals don't follow the law. Nevertheless, she persisted. “Regulations aren’t going to do it,” Feinstein said on the need for a law over an ATF rule. “We need a law. It can’t be...