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  • National Concealed Carry Reciprocity - not the Way You Deal with Those who have Usurped Your Rights!

    02/18/2017 2:19:08 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 30 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 02-18-2017 | Tim Brown
    HR 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, appears to be a good bill for Second Amendment supporters. However, could I ask that we take the premise that if we actually believe in the protections of rights contained in the Second Amendment and knowing how government usurps its authority quite often in order to control the people, that we take a step back and consider a few things about HR 38? While I agree with the premise of the legislation that Americans do have a right to keep and bear arms across state lines, it's the problem of obtaining...
  • Court Rules Doctors Can Ask Patients About Gun Ownership

    02/18/2017 10:51:05 AM PST · by kevcol · 128 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | February 17, 2017 | Sarah Hurtubise
    A federal appeals court has ruled that a Florida law restricting doctors from asking patients whether they own guns restricts the right to free speech. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the law violated doctors’ First Amendment right to free speech, and concluded that the state failed to prove that physicians were infringing on patients’ Second Amendment rights. A previous decision by a three-judge panel by the 11th Circuit upheld the law, but those suing the state asked for the full circuit court to re-consider the case. ... The Republican-controlled Florida state legislature passed a law in...
  • Repeal of Obama's Social Security Gun Control Heads to Trump's Desk

    02/16/2017 3:12:04 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 10 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 02-15-2017 | Tim Brown
    The first bill to repeal an Obama anti-gun measure passed Congress is now on its way to President Donald Trump's desk. On Wednesday, the Senate voted to overturn Barack Hussein Obama's Social Security gun ban.  The vote in the Senate was 57-43, with all Republicans voting for the repeal. They were joined by only four Democrats and one Independent. The earlier House vote was 235-180. House Joint Resolution 40 is now waiting for Trump to sign it into law.  It was only following the Constitution, none of this would be necessary as the central government has absolutely not authority to...
  • Senate Nixes Obama-Era Gun Rule

    02/15/2017 9:32:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/15/17 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate nixed an Obama-era rule that could block some people receiving Social Security disability benefits from being able to buy a gun. Senators voted 57-43 to strike down a regulation that requires the Social Security Administration to report people who receive disability benefits and have a mental health condition to the FBI's background check system. The database is used to determine eligibility for buying a firearm. The Senate's move will send the resolution of disapproval, which also passed the House last week, to President Trump's desk, where he is expected to sign it. The rule was implemented by the...
  • Weapon for equipment

    02/15/2017 9:36:21 AM PST · by rey · 27 replies
    15 Feb 2017
    I had some one contact me from my ad on Craigslist offering me a trade, an AR 15 for a Shaver post pounder. I thought it very odd, especially as I am in CA and transfer is illegal. Definitely steering clear.
  • Malloy [CT] budget sets huge increases for gun permit fees [up 400]

    02/08/2017 2:22:20 PM PST · by Daffynition · 43 replies
    NHRegister ^ | Feb 0, 2017 | Jack Kramer
    HARTFORD >> Gun owners will see huge increases in permit fees that would raise millions of dollars to help the state combat its two-year, $3.6 billion deficit. As part of his budget, Malloy is proposing to increase the state portion of the pistol permit fee from $70 to $300. He also is proposing the cost of the initial 5-year pistol permit fee from $140 to $370.
  • Gun Control Fanatic Attacks Education Secretary For The Dumbest Reason

    02/08/2017 11:34:03 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 2/8/2017 | Bob Owens
    Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, raised concerns Tuesday that DeVos may not protect students from being exposed to gun violence. “During the Senate confirmation process, DeVos did not oppose guns in schools, a dangerous gun lobby priority that endangers our children in the very place that should be a safe haven for learning,” Watts said in a statement Tuesday after the Senate confirmed DeVos. “Our kids deserve better than this – and like mothers everywhere, we will stop at nothing to make sure they are safe,” she added. But there is little DeVos...
  • Massive ESPN Financial, Subscriber Losses Drag Down Disney’s First-Quarter Sales

    02/08/2017 5:21:46 AM PST · by davikkm · 85 replies
    breitbart ^ | DYLAN GWINN
    A year that saw arguably the five greatest championship game performances of all time should have helped right the ship for ESPN, and at the very least stopped the trend of massive subscriber losses which have plagued the Bristol-based sports giant for the last few years. Well, that did not happen, and ESPN appears to be a sinking ship, dragging parent company Disney down with it. Bloomberg reports that ESPN badly hurt Disney’s first quarter sales, falling well short of projections. According to The Wrap, “Cable networks, particularly ESPN, have been an albatross on Disney’s stock price even as the...
  • Ending Obama's Ban On Some Retirees From Owning Guns

    02/06/2017 1:36:31 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 6, 2017 | Dr. John R. Lott
    Do you know anyone who has decided to let someone else manage their finances? Just before Christmas, Obama finalized new rules banning Social Security recipients from buying a gun if they have trouble managing their finances. On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted 235-180 to overturn that rule, with just two Democrats voting with the majority. This week, members of the Senate will face the same vote. Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress has 60 days to pass a resolution overruling the regulation. About 10% of all people 65 and older risk being classified as "financially incompetent" — about 4.2...
  • Everytown: Trump and NRA are ‘completely out-of-step’ with American people

    02/04/2017 11:35:46 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    guns.com ^ | 2/3/2017 | Andrew Shepperson
    Gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety was not happy about the National Rifle Association’s presence at a Wednesday strategy meeting at the White House, making their concerns known on social media. In a Thursday Facebook post, Everytown displayed a photograph of NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre seated next to President Donald Trump and added the following critique of the pairing: A picture is worth a thousand words, and in this case, none of them are good. Just yesterday, NRA leader Wayne LaPierre sat right next to President Trump as he held his first meeting about his Supreme Court...
  • Chicago’s Violent Crime In January Matches Bloody Start Of 2016

    02/02/2017 5:06:43 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    CBS ^ | 2-1-17
    “We are going to have to do something about Chicago. Because what is happening in Chicago should not be happening in this country.” Last month also saw 234 shooting incidents and 299 shooting victims – compared to 242 shooting incidents and 291 victims during the same time period last year. Despite the grim numbers in January, police have said a new plan is helping get guns off the streets. Police recovered more than 600 guns last month, an increase of more than 60 percent over January 2016. Police said gun arrests also were more than double the total from January...
  • 'Gun sense' advocate visits Rock Island

    02/01/2017 10:32:52 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    qctimes.com ^ | 1/29/2017 | Sean Leary
    What Gustafson has done is to travel around the region speaking to formal and informal gatherings, helping to start grassroots organizations to deal with the issue of gun violence. She’s quick to mention she’s a gun owner, a Republican and a supporter of the Second Amendment, but also advocates for stronger background checks and sensible parameters on ownership and safety. “States that have implemented background checks have already prevented nearly 300,000 gun sales to domestic abusers,” she said. “In states with stronger background checks, there are 47 percent fewer women shot, 47 percent fewer gun injuries in domestic violence situations...
  • NRA Applauds Neil Gorsuch's Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

    APPEARS IN News Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association (NRA) applauds the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the United States Supreme Court. “President Trump has made an outstanding choice in nominating Judge Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court. He has an impressive record that demonstrates his support for the Second Amendment,” said Chris W. Cox, Executive Director, NRA-ILA. “We urge the Senate to swiftly confirm Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, just as it did in confirming him to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit by...
  • Brussels Is Wrong on Guns:Instead of passing bans terrorists will ignore,arm off-duty police

    01/31/2017 2:20:22 PM PST · by richardb72 · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan. 27, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    Strict new European gun-control regulations will take another step on Thursday when a committee of the European Parliament votes on a set of measures. The Parliament and the European Commission already have agreed to the proposal in principle. Prompted by terrorist attacks in Paris and Copenhagen, these regulations would prohibit the civilian use of most semiautomatic firearms. As is typical of such laws, however, they will do nothing to prevent the kind of attacks being used to justify them. The proposed Firearms Directive would, among other things, ban various semiautomatic guns and magazines greater than 10 or 20 rounds, depending...
  • Armed Citizen Who Threw Wallet to Distracted Suspect: ‘That’s When I Lit Him Up

    01/30/2017 6:04:35 AM PST · by rktman · 58 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/29/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    The suspect allegedly pointed his gun at Latanya’s face but was distracted by the wallets on the floor and looked away to pick them up. Dennis used the brief distraction as an opportunity to draw his own gun and shoot the suspect in the stomach. Dennis said, “When I saw he had the gun in her face, and I threw my wallet down and keys, he turned to look and get the money, that’s when I lit him up.” He then “kicked the robber’s gun away” and tended to the wounded suspect until first responders arrived.
  • FULL REPORT REDUCING VIOLENT CRIME IN AMERICAN CITIES: AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD(unbiased?)

    01/29/2017 8:36:37 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    policefoundation.org ^ | 1/1/2017 | unknown
    Last, the law enforcement executives engaged in this project agreed that it is essential, in order to address gun violence at the national level, to put in place a federal firearms trafficking and straw purchasing law – neither of which exist today – and comprehensive and universal background checks, which most Americans support
  • NRA demand endangers Kentuckians

    01/29/2017 8:28:16 AM PST · by rktman · 72 replies
    kentucky.com ^ | 1/27/2017 | editors
    Around 350,000 Kentuckians have completed firearms safety courses and passed background checks to legally carry a concealed weapon in the last 20 years. Now the state Senate is poised to gut the training, background checks and licensing requirements. Senate Bill 7 also would lower the legal age for carrying a concealed firearm in Kentucky from 21 to 18. Why, you may wonder, when gunshot victims seem to be getting younger and younger, would responsible lawmakers send a message that it’s OK for anyone lacking firearms training to carry a hidden gun in public? It’s a good question. The answer is...
  • MT: AG makes Decision: Missoula Gun Control "Unconstitutional"

    01/29/2017 5:40:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Last year, the City Council of Missoula voted to pass an ordinance that required that anyone wishing to transfer a privately owned firearm must do so through a Federal Firearms dealer.  There were a couple of exceptions for family members and at shooting ranges. Many said at the time said the ordinance was a violation of Montana law, and was illegal.  The City Attorney claimed that the law was legal. The AG of the state, Tim Fox, stated a personal opinion, at the time the law passed, that the law was not legal or Constitutional.  Now AG Fox has...
  • Virginia Tech to Mark 10 Years After Deadly Campus Shooting in April

    01/27/2017 10:18:15 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    nbcwashington.com ^ | 1/27/2017 | Unknown
    Virginia Tech says the 10th anniversary of the shooting on its campus that killed 32 people will be marked with three days of events. The school says in a statement that events and tributes will culminate on April 16, the shooting's tenth anniversary. The school says that on April 14, a campus arts center will host a "Performance in Remembrance'' with student performers including a wind ensemble, choirs and dancers. On April 15, the school will host the eighth annual 3.2-mile "Run in Remembrance.'' A community picnic will follow. On April 16, there will be a ceremony recognizing the students...
  • Sessions Promises to ‘Properly Enforce’ Current Gun Laws, Endorses NRA-Backed Project Exile

    01/27/2017 7:02:12 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    Freebeacon.com ^ | Jan 10, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    Sessions Promises to ‘Properly Enforce’ Current Gun Laws, Endorses NRA-Backed Project Exile Stephen Gutowski January 10, 2017 Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) said Tuesday he would prosecute gun crimes that fall under federal jurisdiction during his confirmation hearing for attorney general. Sessions’ views on gun crime prosecutions were made clear during an exchange between him and Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas). Cornyn framed the question in terms of violence against police and gun violence against minority communities. He specifically focused on gun crimes committed by felons who were already prohibited from possessing firearms. “We ought to hold our police and...
  • Brussels Is Wrong on Guns

    01/26/2017 1:34:08 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 25, 2017 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Strict new European gun-control regulations will take another step on Thursday when a committee of the European Parliament votes on a set of measures. The Parliament and the European Commission already have agreed to the proposal in principle. Prompted by terrorist attacks in Paris and Copenhagen, these regulations would prohibit the civilian use of most semiautomatic firearms. As is typical of such laws, however, they will do nothing to prevent the kind of attacks being used to justify them.
  • President Trump Readies Pen to Reverse Anti-gun Executive Orders

    01/25/2017 1:18:17 PM PST · by Boomer · 54 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 25 January 2017 | Tim Macy
    In one of the first pro-gun actions of his administration, President Donald Trump is expected to shortly move to revoke Barack Obamas illegal actions to effectively outlaw gun collecting. Obama’s anti-gun “executive action” was announced on January 6, 2016 – in the wake of Obama’s unsuccessful attempt to scapegoat law-abiding gun owners for the actions of a Muslim terrorist in San Bernardino. Obama’s action was implemented as a “clarification” because he knew that his lawless moves could never pass muster under the rule-making procedures of the Administrative Procedures Act.
  • New Bill Aims to Expand Background Checks in New Mexico

    01/25/2017 9:24:45 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 1/25/2017 | Erika Haas
    A new bill was introduced this week that aims to extend background checks to almost all private firearm transactions in New Mexico, reports KOB 4. Currently, a buyer only needs to undergo a background check if he/she is purchasing a firearm from a licensed dealer. If they were to purchase a gun online, at a gun show, flea market or from any other private seller, a background check would not be necessary. However, if the bill, known as House Bill 50, passes, a licensed firearms dealer would be required to carry out all firearm transfers, which would include issuing a...
  • Actress Kristen Stewart: My New Gun Control Movie is ‘Going to Kick *ss’

    01/22/2017 4:55:23 PM PST · by drewh · 59 replies
    Newsbusters/Media Research Center ^ | January 21, 2017 | 8:30 AM EST | By Geoffrey Dickens
    Actress Kristen Stewart is really excited about her next project and she swears it’s “going to kick ass.” But given the topic matter, it’s bound to be a flop. While promoting her new movie Come Swim at the Sundance film festival, the Twilight star, on Friday, told The Hollywood Reporter: “My next thing is going to kick ass. It’s about gun control.” Before she starts shooting this anti-gun flick, Stewart might want to ask her fellow thespian Jessica Chastain about well her gun control movie Miss Sloane did. According to The Washington Free Beacon’s Stephen Gutowski, that anti-gun screed had...
  • Gun silencers are hard to buy. Donald Trump Jr. and silencer makers want to change that.

    01/18/2017 3:23:48 PM PST · by RC one · 73 replies
    washington post ^ | January 9, 2017 at 3:50 PM | Michael S. Rosenwald
    The federal government has strictly limited the sale of firearm silencers for as long as James Bond and big-screen gangsters have used them to discreetly shoot enemies between the eyes.Now the gun industry, which for decades has complained about the restrictions, is pursuing new legislation to make silencers easier to buy, and a key backer is Donald Trump Jr., an avid hunter and the oldest son of the ­president-elect, who campaigned as a friend of the gun industry.The legislation stalled in Congress last year. But with Republicans in charge of the House and Senate and the elder Trump moving into...
  • A roundup of illegal guns in Washington, D.C. proves telling

    01/18/2017 12:24:39 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 5 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 1-18-17 | Jazz Shaw
    (Skip) Back in 2015 we had a similar discussion after Joe Scarborough did an interview where he pointed out that only a tiny fraction of guns used in crimes were purchased legally. (Skip) There have been some studies that peg the number at around three percent, which is the one Scarborough quoted. Others have put it as high as 11% but that seems to be an outlier. It’s a difficult problem to put an exact figure on, but the general consensus is that somewhere between three and eight percent of gun crimes are committed with legally purchased and owned firearms....
  • After this year, there will be 16 or 17 States allowing carrying concealed handguns without a permit

    01/14/2017 1:35:53 PM PST · by richardb72 · 32 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | January 14, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    With Missouri, West Virginia, and Idaho enacting Constitutional Carry laws last year, twelve states allow people to carry without a permit in all or virtually all their states. This includes Montana that allows people to carry in about 99.4% of the state. And 2017 is shaping up as a banner year for passing more of these laws. States that are about to pass these laws include: Indiana, Kentucky, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Tennessee is considering allowing “open carry” without a permit, though that is already quite common in most states. Other states that are considering this legislation,...
  • Obama's Real, Scandalous Legacy

    01/12/2017 8:58:45 AM PST · by PingPongChampion · 8 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | January 12th, 2017 | R. Rados
    All this talk of fake news has everyone in a tizzy. I'm personally glad that we've finally put media bias and unsubstantiated news into the spotlight. Organizations like CNN and CBC have been publishing lopsided and unsubstantiated news stories for decades, so I'm glad we've finally noticed. As an example, a CBC segment from last week made the erroneous claim that Barack Obama ran a scandal-free administration. CNN and MSNBC have made similar claims, so we can't just single out CBC, but we should definitely hold them to a higher standard. As Barack Obama puts his obnoxious and self righteous...
  • Psychiatrists Can’t Predict Mass Shootings — Meanwhile, Let the Public Defend Itself

    01/11/2017 9:56:34 AM PST · by richardb72 · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | January 11, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    Pouring money into mental-health care won’t stop mass public shootings. Unfortunately, psychiatry is far from a perfect science. There has already been a lot of second-guessing about Esteban Santiago-Ruiz, who killed five people and wounded eight at the Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport on Friday. Despite extensive psychological evaluations, many psychiatrists had failed to identify Santiago as a danger to others. One of Santiago’s brothers blames the government. In November 2016, local police escorted Santiago to a psychiatric hospital. Relatives say that after being released, he received further psychological treatment at his home in Alaska. Shouldn’t the experts have picked up...
  • The CDC’s latest report on firearms might not make many gun control activists happy

    01/10/2017 11:18:34 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    rare.us ^ | 1/6/2017 | Frank Luna
    Gun rights advocates have long defended their right to bear arms out of a need for self-defense. And now they have a new report from the Centers for Disease Control that says they make a darn good point. The $10 million study commissioned by President Barack Obama as part of 23 executive orders he signed in January says “self-defense can be an important crime deterrent.”
  • Chicago's Bloody Mess

    01/08/2017 10:14:51 PM PST · by richardb72 · 11 replies
    Real Clear Policy ^ | January 07, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    Chicago is a bloody mess. Last year, Chicago had 762 homicides — more than New York and Los Angeles combined. This represents an astounding 57 percent increase from the 2015 murder rate. On Sunday night, CBS’s 60 Minutes rightfully expressed concern about the fall in stops and arrests by police over the last year. Criminals have seemingly become emboldened as a result of the decrease in arrests. The 60 Minutes piece quotes Garry McCarthy — Chicago’s Police Superintendent up until a year ago — as saying that “officers are under attack, that is how they feel.” This isn’t a new...
  • President Obama advocated for more gun control measures in an editorial he wrote for the Harvard Law

    01/08/2017 4:29:42 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 30 replies
    In a lengthy essay titled “The President’s Role in Advancing Criminal Justice Reform,” Obama urged the country to “take commonsense steps to reduce gun violence” while celebrating the executive orders he has enacted. “We also need to do everything we can to keep our children and communities safe from gun violence,” Obama said. “Addressing the country after mass shootings has been one of the most frustrating and disheartening responsibilities of being president–and it’s something I’ve had to do far too often.” “The names of so many places that should be remembered for their great contributions and strong communities–places like Tucson,...
  • Gun Control Advocates Really Just Want To Ban Guns

    01/06/2017 3:00:13 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 6, 2017 | Dr. John R. Lott
    Gun control advocates keep claiming that they don't want to ban guns — they only want reasonable regulations. But their actions keep saying otherwise. Gun control advocates expressed "concern" after Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz bought each of his offensive linemen a very expensive personalized Beretta shotgun for Christmas this year. If they believe in gun ownership, why should it bother them that law-abiding adults have shotguns? Right before Christmas, President Obama finalized new rules requiring 4.2 million Social Security recipients who have trouble managing their finances to undergo background checks before buying guns. But just because someone can't...
  • Official: Airport shooting suspect could be 'home-grown violent extremist'

    01/06/2017 2:41:40 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Local10.com ^ | Jan 6, 2017
    Official: Airport shooting suspect could be 'home-grown violent extremist' Suspect identified as Esteban Santiago By Jeff Tavss - Executive Producer Posted: 4:15 PM, January 06, 2017 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Within hours of a shooting that left 5 dead and many injured at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, details emerged about the alleged suspect. Sen. Bill Nelson was first to identify the suspect as Esteban Santiago, 26. Santiago was apprehended without a fight and suffered no injuries. The FBI and Broward Sheriff's Office are interrogating Santiago at the airport and trying to determine his motives. A former member of the military,...
  • Official: Suspected Gunman Told FBI He Was Being Forced To Fight For ISIS

    Law enforcement said he was found with an active military ID and is an American citizen, born in New Jersey. Previous known addresses include Penuelas, Puerto Rico and Anchorage, Alaska. They add that in November 2016, he walked into an FBI office in Anchorage claiming that he was being forced to fight for ISIS. He was sent to a psychiatric hospital. In 2011 or 2012, he was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations for child porn. Three weapons and a computer were seized, but there was not enough evidence to prosecute, according to law enforcement sources.
  • Study: Stand Your Ground led to increase in homicide cases

    01/06/2017 4:23:20 AM PST · by rarestia · 73 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | Friday, January 06, 2017, 12:04 AM EST | Cheryn Stone
    New medical findings link Florida's Stand Your Ground law to a significant increase in gun deaths. JAMA Study: 24.4% increase in homicide associated with Stand Your Ground Study authors say findings should be used to make informed decisions A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association states implementing Stand Your Ground in Florida is associated with a 24.4 percent increase in homicide and a 31.6 percent increase in firearm-related homicide in the state. "So the implication of these findings is that almost immediately after Stand Your Ground was enacted, rates of homicide and firearm homicide have gone...
  • NRA Backs Newly Introduced National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill

    01/05/2017 6:46:42 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/5/2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday North Carolina Republican Richard Hudson introduced the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 for consideration in the House. If passed, the legislation would allow concealed carry holders in any state to travel across state lines without fear of criminal retribution. “Our Second Amendment right doesn’t disappear when we cross state lines, and this legislation guarantees that. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 is a common sense solution to a problem too many Americans face. It will provide law-abiding citizens the right to conceal carry and travel freely between states without worrying about conflicting state codes or onerous civil...
  • Boom: Record 27 million guns bought in 2016

    01/04/2017 8:51:38 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 43 replies
    Driven by terror threats and a potential Hillary Clinton administration, sales of guns in America soared to record levels in 2016, according to the FBI. Just released FBI background check numbers, which roughly equate gun sales, totaled some 27,538,673, 4 million more than in 2015 and nearly double the number in President Obama's first year.
  • Illustrating Chicago Values (homicides in 2016; compare to MLB runs scored)

    01/02/2017 1:10:58 PM PST · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    The linked website has detailed stats. 2016 Stats Preliminary 2016 Totals Shot & Killed: 713 Shot & Wounded: 3665 Total Shot: 4378 Total Homicides: 795 Gun control laws do not seem to be working too well in Chicago. Now compare the 795 homicides in Chicago to runs scored by teams in the 2016 baseball season. Thugs in the city of Chicago had an impressive year. Only three teams scored more runs than Chicago's homicides -- Red Sox, Rockies, and Cubs. At least you have to give credit to the Cubbies for being one of the three.
  • Murders double in a Va. county and a community scrambles for answers

    12/30/2016 11:52:12 AM PST · by VanShuyten · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/30/2017 | Victoria St. Martin
    ... There have been 22 homicides in the Prince William so far in 2016, compared to 10 last year. In many communities, the prospect of 22 murders in a year might not seem like a cause for concern. This year the District has so far tallied 134 slayings and neighboring Fairfax County so far had 18 homicides. But the numbers in Prince William County are the highest in the county since authorities began tracking homicides in 1975. The next most deadly year was 2006, when 16 people were slain. ... Experts attribute the increase to a range of factors, including...
  • US On Track for Record Foreign Weapon Sales

    12/28/2016 12:37:09 PM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies
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  • Petaluma cops looking for suspect in pellet gun theft at sporting goods store

    12/28/2016 11:50:14 AM PST · by rey · 11 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 28 Dec 2016
    Petaluma police are looking for a man they believe stole a black-and-tan BB gun from Big 5 Sporting Goods. The theft occurred Tuesday about 9 p.m., when a white man, approximately 25 years old, 6 feet tall and weighing about 180 pounds, entered the store and took the gun without paying for it. The man was described as wearing a black beanie cap, black leather jacket, gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, light gray-and-tan shoes and a purple backpack. When employees confronted the man outside the store, he fled on foot. The gun police say he took was a Beretta PX4...
  • 2 Killed, 4 Wounded in Suburban NYC Nightclub Shooting

    12/26/2016 1:55:54 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 19 replies
    Police have arrested a man they say opened fire on a packed suburban New York City nightclub, killing two people and wounding four others. Authorities say the suspect may have been ejected from the Mansion nightclub in Mount Vernon shortly before the 4:26 a.m. shooting on Christmas Day.
  • Obama Administration Finalizes Social Security Gun Ban

    12/24/2016 7:02:39 AM PST · by rktman · 55 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/23/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On Monday the Obama administration finalized a Social Security gun ban that could prevent “tens of thousands” of law-abiding elderly citizens from purchasing guns for self-defense. Breitbart News reported this ban on July 18, 2015, when it was learned that the Obama administration was creating a ban on gun purchases that would apply to Social Security recipients who needed help managing their finances. The Los Angeles Times reported that the ban would be sweeping; that it would cover those who are unable to manage their own affairs for a multitude of reasons–from “subnormal intelligence or mental illness” to “incompetency,” an...
  • Katie Couric, ethics-free filmmaker, to return briefly to NBC to co-anchor the news

    12/24/2016 6:23:23 AM PST · by kevcol · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 21, 2016 | Becket Adams
    Yahoo News' Katie Couric will appear for one week in January as the co-anchor of the "Today" show's news desk, a move that comes just months after she and a team of documentarians were caught deceptively editing an interview with a pro-Second Amendment group. . . . Couric, who has admitted to a least one deceptive edit, and is embroiled now in a $12 million defamation lawsuit, will co-anchor the "Today" show's news desk in January for one week. Remember what we said about fake news not going anywhere until media make an effort to re-establish its own credibility?
  • Hollywood’s Gun-Control Dud

    12/23/2016 6:11:25 AM PST · by richardb72 · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | December 23, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    Miss Sloane, a highly anticipated movie demonizing the NRA and calling for gun control, has bombed. The movie succeeded only in emphasizing the top-down nature of the gun-control campaign and how little intensity there is for more regulations. The movie seemed to have everything going for it. Liberal movie critics loved it, and it was backed by a hefty ad budget along with heaps of favorable news coverage. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has already nominated the movie’s star, Jessica Chastain, for a prestigious Golden Globe, considered a strong predictor of the Oscars. But two weeks after its national release,...
  • Gun Sales Surge in CA Ahead of Sweeping New Gun Control Laws

    12/20/2016 12:42:00 PM PST · by george76 · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 20, 2016
    California is seeing a big surge in gun sales as the Golden State gets ready to enact sweeping gun control measures. Some Californians are rushing to get their hands on the AR-15, which is America's most popular rifle and a longtime target of gun control proponents. Gun sales, including handguns, are up 40 percent this year in California, while sales of semi-automatic rifles have doubled. The new laws, set to take effect January 1, will ban so-called "assault-style rifles" with easily-detachable magazines. ... today is the last day to make a purchase, since the state has a 10-day waiting period...
  • Sowell: A Public Service

    12/19/2016 12:44:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 20, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Sometimes someone inadvertently performs a public service by bringing an unbelievably stupid and dangerous idea to the surface, where it can be exposed for what it is. The New York Times can be credited — if that is the word — with performing this public service in a recent editorial against proposals to allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed guns. They refer to what they call the National Rifle Association's "fantasy that citizens can stand up to gunmen by shooting it out." Nobody has suggested any such thing. Data collected over many years — but almost never seeing the light...
  • Review: John Lott’s “The War on Guns”

    12/16/2016 11:10:55 AM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 2 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 16, 2016 | Andrew Branca
    This past year, however, Dr. Lott has published a book that seems to me to be the clearest successor to that seminal work, “More Guns Less Crime.” This new book, “The War On Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies,” brings a new level of sophistication and insight, as well as a greater variety of social and economic perspectives, to the great civil rights debates that continue around the Second Amendment. “The War on Guns” does more than just update and expand upon the research of the earlier book. It also takes a comprehensive and data based look at the...
  • Universal Background Checks Simply Won’t Work(WHAT?!)

    12/15/2016 10:47:34 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 12/13/2016 | Unk
    The antis couch Universal Background Check laws as being “common sense” and as closing a “loophole used by criminals to get guns.” Those who take that on face value and who don’t realize the full implications, including many gun owners who too often agree.