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  • US gun culture has police arming to keep up

    08/22/2014 10:17:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 23, 2014 | Michael A. Cohen
    Over the past two weeks, Americans have been transfixed and horrified by the surreal images of police donning camouflage and gas masks and pointing sniper rifles at unarmed demonstrators in Ferguson, Mo. Why have police departments become so enamored with tools more associated with war than with walking the beat? One answer is receiving precious little attention: America’s gun culture. America is a nation awash in firearms. It’s simply impossible to talk incisively about what’s happening in Ferguson without talking about guns and the ease with which ordinary citizens and criminals can get access to them. Police today are much...
  • Soros, Steyer Spend Big in Bid to Rescue Democrats' Majority

    08/22/2014 5:27:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 22, 2014 | Scott Bland and Adam Wollner
    George Soros gave $500,000 apiece to House Majority PAC and the League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund. Climate-change activist Tom Steyer gave the biggest super PAC donation in July with $7.5 million. Super PACs spent July beefing up for the fall campaign. Many groups filed new disclosure reports this week, leaving a paper trail littered with big checks from big names. Democrats dominate the list of notable July donors ... Michael Bloomberg is staying plenty active in his post-mayoral days. Aside from funding his gun-control-focused super PAC, Bloomberg has written checks to Senate Majority PAC and super PACs that backed...
  • Video: Don Lemon claims “most people” can buy automatic weapons in America

    08/21/2014 12:18:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 21, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Via our colleagues at Twitchy, here’s a demonstration of why the national media is so bad at covering Second Amendment issues. CNN’s Don Lemon is normally not a bad anchor, but he’s clearly out of his depth in this debate — and what’s worse, refuses to recognize that he’s out of his depth even when it’s being made painfully clear to him by Ben Ferguson. Lemon himself all but declares his ignorance of firearms while delivering an indictment of the US based on the supposed free availability of a commodity that’s actually so tightly controlled it’s impossible to acquire without...
  • Liberals Shoot Guns For The 1st Time (video)

    08/20/2014 10:13:44 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 8-18-2014 | BuzzFeedYellow
    "Never in my life did I think I'd shoot a shotgun."
  • Carrying A Defensive Handgun In Urban Environments

    08/20/2014 9:44:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    shootingillustrated.com ^ | 8/18/2014 | Rick Ector
    A violent crime can occur anywhere at any given moment. However, it should not be a surprise to anyone that violent crime occurs more often in urban environments than in suburban or rural communities. A person venturing into a well-populated city for business or recreation would be well advised to conduct some pre-trip planning to ensure a safe stay. Accordingly, persons who are concerned about big city crime may wish to legally carry their firearms for personal protection during their visit. Appropriate arrangements should be made to ensure a hassle-free and safe experience.
  • Man, 21, fatally shot by police on Far South Side (Chicago)

    08/20/2014 8:19:45 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Aug 20, 2014 | Jeremy Gorner
    Man, 21, fatally shot by police on Far South Side By Jeremy Gorner A man on a bike was fatally shot by police on the Far South Side after he aimed a gun at officers, authorities said. A Calumet District tactical team had tried to stop the 21-year-old man for questioning as he rode a bicycle in the 13300 block of South Forrestville Avenue about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said. Someone had earlier called police about an armed man on a bike, according to a preliminary statement from the Chicago Police Department. Police: 21-year-old man fatally shot Pat Camden, spokesman...
  • Gun-grabber Bloomberg’s epic fail in Milwaukee

    08/20/2014 6:55:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 8/19/2014 | David A. Clarke Jr.
    Billionaire Michael R. Bloomberg could learn a thing or two from the biblical story about an Israelite soldier named David, who went up against Goliath, a giant of a man and a powerful foe. Using just a sling and a stone, David brought Goliath down to his knees and destroyed him. Mr. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, made a huge political miscalculation when he sauntered into my territory of Milwaukee County, Wis. — a solid-blue county that overwhelmingly votes Democrat — expecting an easy signature win for his failing crusade to disarm law-abiding Americans.
  • Moms Demand Action Loses Again: Fred Meyer Supermarket Will Not Ban Guns

    08/19/2014 7:13:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/18/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On August 18 Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America launched its latest shame campaign to pressure Kroger – which owns Fred Meyer Grocery and QFC – to ban open carry of guns in its stores.
  • Free Shaneen Allen From New Jersey’s Gun Laws

    08/18/2014 5:35:48 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 18, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Second Amendment: An African-American single mom on her way to a birthday party for one of her kids faces 10 years in prison for straying into the Garden State carrying a firearm in her purse licensed in Pennsylvania. Shaneen Allen is less well-known than Michael Brown, the man shot by police in Ferguson, Mo., and it's doubtful Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton will pay her a visit anytime soon. They're busy elsewhere. A mother exercising her Second Amendment right not only to keep but to bear arms to protect her family is of little interest to them. Allen is a...
  • One Rogue Judge, and the Second Amendment’s Forgotten Roots

    08/18/2014 12:20:19 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 6 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | August 18, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    In the case of Kolbe et. al. versus O’Malley, a class of various American individuals, businesses, and associations rightly challenged Maryland’s outrageous 2013 law banning honest, law-abiding citizens from possessing – not just public carrying, but possessing – several classes of firearms, such as the AR-15, and weapons – even pistols! – that hold more than ten rounds. The Federal District Judge hearing the case, a Clinton appointee named Catherine C. Blake, disregarded both legal precedent and two hundred years of scholarship, in holding, outrageously, that this blatantly unconstitutional state law was constitutional. Judge Blake declared that AR-15s and similar...
  • CNN Wolf Blitzer: Why Don’t Cops “Shoot to Wound?”

    08/18/2014 6:51:44 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 110 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Aug 17, 2014 | Robert Farago
    CNN Wolf Blitzer: Why Don’t Cops “Shoot to Wound?” By Robert Farago on August 17, 2014 “On Thursday, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer asked guest [lawyer] Jeffrey Toobin why police weren’t instructed to “shoot to injure,” instead of kill,” talkingpointsmemo.com reports. “Blitzer’s questions arose during a discussion on the unfurling conflict in Ferguson, Mo. over the fatal police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. ‘They often shoot to kill,’ Blitzer said of police. ‘Why do they have to shoot to kill? Why can’t they shoot a warning shot in the air, scare someone off if they think they’re in danger. Why...
  • Ferguson the Latest Instance of Shackled American Journalism

    08/18/2014 4:43:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2014 | Rachel Burger
    Police in Ferguson, MO arrested two journalists for covering the protests over their fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager eight times, including in the back. Officers shoved Wesley Lowery, of the Washington Post, into a soda machine for taping them, before he was cuffed in plastic binds. An officer rammed Ryan Grim’s head against glass. The reporter for the Huffington Post wasn’t packing up his reporting gear quickly enough. Both journalists’ respective papers released statements condemning the Ferguson police, but the decline of free press reaches further than one town in Missouri. Unfortunately state suppression of the press is hardly...
  • Autopsy Finds 6 Shots Killed Teen; Ferguson Protest March Ends in Chaos

    08/17/2014 10:45:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old whose shooting by a police officer set off more than a week of unrest in Ferguson, Mo., was struck by at least six bullets, including two to the head, according to a former New York City medical examiner. The autopsy results came as a march protesting Mr. Brown's Aug. 9 death erupted in chaos Sunday night when police forced back demonstrators in a cloud of smoke and a hail of sizzling canisters. Michael M. Baden, who conducted a second, private autopsy Sunday for the Brown family, said wounds to the head and brain were the...
  • Autopsy: Michael Brown Was Shot 6 Times

    08/18/2014 3:41:30 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 97 replies
    Newser ^ | Aug 18, 2014 | Rob Quinn
    The results of a private autopsy on Michael Brown may escalate tensions in Ferguson, Missouri even further: The examiner says the unarmed teenager was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, and all the bullets came from the front, reports the New York Times. Pathologist Michael Baden, New York City's former chief medical examiner, says all the bullets were fired from at least one or two feet away, and one bullet—apparently the last one fired—hit the top of the 18-year-old's head.
  • UPDATE: Deadly church shooting suspect led authorities on chase in stolen car

    08/17/2014 7:30:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    WRDW ^ | Aug. 15, 2014
    COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. — Deputies confirm a suspect has been arrested in Jacksonville, Florida for the deadly shooting of a 55-year-old man in Columbia County last night. The coroner's office identifies the victim as William Davitte. He was shot and killed at Marvin United Methodist Church on S. Belair Rd near Wheeler Rd. Davitte and his wife, Jennifer Davitte, were turning on the sprinkler system at the church around 10:30 p.m. when the shooting happened, said Columbia County Cpt. Steve Morris. The husband was shot three times and died on the scene. His wife was taken to the hospital with...
  • Report: Giffords, Kelly's Gun Control Group Now Pushing Temporary Gun Confiscation

    08/16/2014 6:45:01 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/15/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Americans for Responsible Solutions--the group formed by gun control proponents former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly--has issued a new report listing five ideas "to reduce gun violence." Four of the five revolve around temporary gun confiscation or gun bans. The report begins with the fairly innocuous idea of to removing "loopholes" where they exist between states and the federal government regarding information on the mentally ill. But after that, the focus turns to confiscation: Idea Two: "Authorize law enforcement to remove access to guns, with court oversight and plenty of protections to prevent abuse of this...
  • Judge Says Second Amendment Doesn't Protect AR-15s

    08/14/2014 6:31:45 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 62 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 14, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: A federal judge rules that the AR-15 and similar weapons commonly used in self-defense "fall outside Second Amendment protection as dangerous and unusual arms," and we have no right to keep or bear them. Nobody looted the gun shop and tattoo parlor that share a storefront in a strip mall less than 10 minutes from Ferguson, Mo., where riots followed the police shooting of Michael Brown. According to the local Riverfront Times, the owners of County Guns and Tattoo Studio arrived with friends to protect their businesses. One owner carried a rifle and pistol and wore a vest,...
  • Bloomberg’s White Whale

    08/14/2014 8:52:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 8/13/2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    There is something of Captain Ahab about Michael Bloomberg these days — the former mayor of New York having adopted the profile of a neurotic and fevered old man whose long and checkered career has not yet managed to sate him, and whose ambition will be truly realized only when, finally, he captures his whale and avenges his bruised ego. Alas, yesterday evening, in Milwaukee, Wis., satisfaction eluded him once again, that Milwaukee County’s Sheriff David Clarke — an outspoken apostle of the right to keep and bear arms, and opponent of all that Bloomberg holds dear — winning his...
  • Time for California to Switch to Green Ammunition

    08/14/2014 8:03:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    care2.com ^ | 8/13/2014 | s.e. smith
    California’s environmental movement has been pushing for the use of eco-friendly ammunition for years, and they finally got it with a state law mandating a phase-out of lead shot. The goal is to reduce the amount of lead in the environment — if people are going to be using guns in a state where hunting is a widespread and popular activity, they should be doing so with the environment in mind (though many of course argue that seeing an overall drop in hunting in the long term in favor of more animal-friendly recreation and food sources would be a better...
  • Gun Sales Skyrocket in St. Louis

    08/14/2014 5:51:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/14/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    According to CBS St. Louis, "Gun sales are up across St. Louis." In fact, they have "quadrupled" at some area gun stores. Buyers are not simply the stereotypical white, male gun store customers. Instead, gun store owner Steve King described many of those pouring into his store--Metro Shooting--as "females, single mothers ... black people, white people ... [and] Asians."
  • Ferguson Police Department Implores Protesters To Gather Only During Daylight

    08/14/2014 2:43:39 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 48 replies
    CBS ^ | 13 Aug 14 | CBS staff
    The police department in a St. Louis suburb where a man was shot and killed by a police officer is asking protesters to gather only during daylight. Ferguson has been the site of nightly protests and unrest since 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed during a confrontation with an officer on Saturday. In a news release issued Wednesday, the department asked that all people who assemble to pray or protest do so in “an organized and respectful” manner and disperse well before evening to ensure the safety of participants and the community. “The City of Ferguson mourns the loss of...
  • Breaking: Obama VA Is Trolling Veteran Community For Gun Owners

    08/13/2014 4:58:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/13/14 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama VA may be running a back door gun registry under the guise of a “free gun lock” program. A Progressives Today reader sent in this letter they received with the following worrisome comment attached: Is this a backdoor way of the VA attempting to create a gun registry on vets? I think it is… (Click to enlarge) Dear Veteran:The James E. Van Zandt VA Medial Center is extending the opportunity to request free gun locks to the Veterans we serve. We are providing this opportunity because, as your partner in health care, we are committed to keeping you...
  • Sheriff David Clarke Beats Bloomberg's Money, Defeats Anti-Gun Opponent

    08/13/2014 8:23:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    bretibart.com ^ | 8/12/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    With 100 percent of precincts reporting, the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Sentinel Journal has Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) defeating challenger Milwaukee police lieutenant Chris Moews by nearly 5 percent. According to the Sentinel, Clarke garnered 56.8 percent of the vote to Moews' 52.1. This percentage is slightly less than that with which Clarke won in 2000 -- when he beat Moews by six points -- but the August 12 victory comes after Michael Bloomberg dumped $150,000 into the race against Clarke.
  • 5 Race Riots in Obama's Post-Racial America

    08/12/2014 7:23:02 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 11 Aug 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    5 Race Riots in Obama's Post-Racial America by Ben Shapiro 11 Aug 2014 Riots and looting in Ferguson, Missouri, over the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer represent just the latest spate of race-based mass violence to break out in President Obama’s post-racial America. When Obama was elected in 2008, many Americans hoped that racial conflict in the country would calm. Instead, precisely the reverse seems to have occurred. Not all riots across the country have been racial in nature, of course. Occupy Wall Street participated in riots repeatedly in 2011, and May Day protesters rioted in...
  • Bloomberg's PAC makes $150,000 ad buy against Clarke

    08/09/2014 12:41:06 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 8-9-14 | Georgia Pabst
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's political action committee, Independence USA, has purchased $150,833 in television ads in an effort to defeat Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. and support his opponent, Milwaukee police Lt. Chris Moews. In response to the news of Bloomberg's ads, Clarke said in a statement: "I trust the voters. The voters can't be bought." The ad buys by Bloomberg's PAC come on top of $400,000 in media ads purchased by the Greater Wisconsin Committee to try to beat Clarke, who is seeking his fourth term in Tuesday's Democratic primary election. Also on Friday, Citizens...
  • Springfield PD continue investigating 9th homicide of year, series of unrelated stabbings in city

    08/10/2014 1:41:14 PM PDT · by matt04 · 9 replies
    While some city residents were enjoying a weekend highlighted by a bright Supermoon and the successful Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival, others found themselves involved in spats of violence that kept first responders and doctors at the Bay State Medical Center busy. The city's 9th homicide of the year took place Saturday around 5 p.m. when police arrived at William DeBerry Elementary School on Union Street in the city's Old Hill neighborhood to investigate after a Shotspotter activation and 911 calls. The victim, 26-year-old city resident Lamar P. Kelly, was found with a single gunshot wound and was, according to...
  • OPERATION CHOKE POINT: Why Gun And Cigar Lovers Should Loathe Leftists

    08/09/2014 11:54:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 10, 2014 | Doug Giles
    In the last couple of weeks my cigar company has had a hell of a time trying to find a credit card processing company that’ll do recurring revenue charges for my customers who’d like to get an automated, monthly dose of one of the finest cigars on this planet, our Safari Cigar. As my team and I were going back and forth trying to find a company to handle our transactions, I started redlining, getting a wee bit pissed, about how ridiculous it has become to do trade. My business boys tried to calm me down by telling me it...
  • 5 human rights abuses America commits at home (Hurl-worthy! Beyond bizarre!)

    08/09/2014 2:55:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Salon ^ | August 9, 2014 | Terrell Jermaine Starr
    From voter ID laws to broken immigration detention centers, the U.S. is not the model democracy it fancies itself. Watching Israel’s brutal treatment of Palestinians in Gaza over our TV screens makes it easy to forget about the human rights abuses taking place right here on American soil. Sybrina Fulton and Ron Davis, whose sons were killed in what many believe were racially motivated attacks, are using their children’s deaths to remind Americans that human rights are being violated right here in the United States. More than a year after George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin, Fulton felt the humiliating pendulum...
  • James Brady's Death Was a Homicide, Medical Examiner Rules

    08/08/2014 3:28:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    WRC-TV ^ | August 8, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The death of James Brady -- President Ronald Reagan's press secretary who was wounded in the attempt on Reagan's life in March 1981 -- was a homicide, the medical examiner for the Northern District of Virginia ruled Friday. The medical examiner said Brady died as a result of the grievous injuries he suffered 33 years ago, which means that gunman John Hinckley Jr. could be charged with Brady's murder. Brady was 73 when he died earlier this week. He had been partially paralyzed and in a wheelchair since the assassination attempt, and his speech was slurred. He used his own...
  • Clerk Fatally Shoots Armed Robbery Suspect Who Also Tried to Rob Brother's Store: PD (New Haven, CT)

    08/07/2014 12:31:42 PM PDT · by matt04 · 11 replies
    A New Haven convenience store owner shot and killed a man suspected of trying to rob his store and another store owned by his brother at gunpoint on the same night, police said. According to police, the owner of Congress Mini Market at 750 Congress Avenue called 911 to report that a man armed with a rifle had tried to rob him Tuesday night. While detectives were interviewing him, the store owner's brother called to say he had just shot a man who tried to rob his store, Nino's Mini Market at 659 Washington Avenue, according to police. Police arrived...
  • Gun Owners of America’s Open Letter to President Barack H. Obama Regarding 2A

    08/07/2014 8:58:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 8/7/2014 | Unknown
    Dear President Obama:alt As Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, Inc., and Executive Vice President of Gun Owners Foundation, and on behalf of our over 300,000 members and supporters, I respectfully bring to your attention a matter that requires your immediate action. The official White House website includes a page1 which purports to describe key provisions of the United States Constitution. With respect to the Second Amendment, the complete description of the Second Amendment on the website is as follows: “The Second Amendment gives citizens the right to bear arms.” [Emphasis original.] Even recognizing that the website attempts to...
  • Missouri Amends Constitution: Right to Keep and Bear Arms 'Shall Not Be Questioned'

    08/07/2014 8:26:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/6/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On August 5 Missouri voters approved Amendment 5, setting the stage for the nullification of federal gun laws and affirming that "the right to keep and bear arms... shall not be questioned" in their state. According to the Tenth Amendment Center, acceptance or rejection of Amendment 5 was posed to voters in the form of a question: "Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to include a declaration that the right to keep and bear arms is a unalienable right and that the state government is obligated to uphold that right?"
  • Streetlight McCarthy: Concealed Carry Same As Drunken Driving (Chicago)

    08/07/2014 5:20:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Streetlight McCarthy: Concealed Carry Same As Drunken Driving The expert in carrying a firearm while intoxicated speaks: “This is what I said from Day One: More guns is not the solution to gun violence. That’s akin to saying everybody should drive drunk to stop drunken driving. It doesn’t work that way.” So what's giving Chicago Police Supt. McCarthy flashbacks? Something he thinks will be an excuse to restrict Concealed Carry in Illinois. After Wednesday’s meeting at Kennedy-King, McCarthy also disclosed that one of the men shot this week at a North Side nightclub had one of...
  • Dartmouth, I am one of your students, I am being stalked, please let me carry a gun

    08/06/2014 11:21:04 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 6, 2014 | John R. Lott Jr.
    ver the last four years, I have lived with the constant threat from a stalker – a stalker who is now in jail for the third time for violating a restraining order. Every day I live with these questions: What if today is the day that my stalker posts bail? What if today is the day that he discovers my parents’ new address? What if I go to a lecture on campus and he shows up there? I feel that I have no control over my life. My family was forced to move. I have had stay indoors, keep drapes...
  • Constitution Check: Can states exempt themselves from federal gun laws?

    08/06/2014 10:53:12 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 62 replies
    Yahoo ^ | August 5, 2014 | Lyle Denniston
    THE STATEMENTS AT ISSUE: “It is unlawful for any official, agent or employee of the government of the United States…to enforce or attempt to enforce any act, law, treaty, order, rule or regulation of the government of the United States regarding a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately and owned in the state of Kansas and that remains within the borders of Kansas.” – Excerpt from a Kansas law, ..S.B 102 and titled the “Second Amendment Protection Act,” enacted ..last year.. Kansas was the latest of several states to pass such laws. “The far-reaching...
  • Ivy Leaguer plagued by stalker may drop out over school’s anti-gun policy

    08/06/2014 9:33:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 06, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A 20-year-old Dartmouth student says she may have to give up her Ivy League dream and drop out of school because the prestigious college won't allow her to carry a gun—to protect herself against a predator. Taylor Woolrich, a junior, says Dartmouth administrators told her they won’t let her carry a gun on campus, even though she lives in fear of a man who has been stalking her since she was a high school student in San Diego. “It’s absolutely unfair,” Woolrich said about her attempts to have the school make an exception to its weapons ban. “It’s one of...
  • Court rules Florida doctors may NOT harass patients about gun ownership

    08/06/2014 8:53:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 19 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/6/14 | Doug Book
    In 2011, the State of Florida passed a law popularly referred to as “Docs vs Glocks” which prevents doctors meddling in the gun ownership prerogatives of their patients. Why would such a statute be necessary? The following is a portion of a policy statement included on the website of the American Academy of Pediatrics: “Until handguns are banned, we recommend that handguns and handgun ammunition be regulated, that restrictions be placed on handgun ownership, and that the number of privately owned handguns be reduced. Firearms should be removed from the environments where children live and play …” Uppermost in the...
  • Half Of All People On [Obama’s] Government Terrorist Watchlist Have No Terrorist Connections

    08/05/2014 1:02:18 PM PDT · by HammerT · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/05/2014 | Giuseppe Macri
    Classified documents leaked from the National Counterterrorism Center and published Wednesday reveal almost half of the nearly 700,000 terrorist suspects included on the government’s terrorist watchlist have no connection to known terrorists. According to the documents obtained by The Intercept, out of the 680,000 people included on the list, 280,000 have ”no recognized terrorist group affiliation,” making it the largest category of any other on the list of ”known or suspected terrorists.” The next-largest specific terrorist organization on the list is al-Qaida in Iraq, with only 73,189 people. (RELATED: Newly Released Document Reveals How The US Government Defines A Terrorist)...
  • Trail shows ‘Nevadans for Background Checks’ a front group for ‘Everytown’

    08/05/2014 10:55:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 8/4/2014 | David Codrea
    Following a court victory striking down arguments over petition wording, supporters of a background check initiative in Nevada will begin collecting signatures, the Associated Press reported Saturday. Nevadans for Background Checks is attempting to gather enough signatures by Nov. 11 to require state lawmakers to vote on their petition, and plan on putting the matter before voters in 2016 if the legislature rejects it. While citing the group by name, as well as referring to individuals behind the petition drive as “supporters” and “backers,” the AP story does nothing to inform readers who the individuals behind the effort are. NRA...
  • Joe Biden Jumps On Jim Brady’s Coffin To Call For More Gun Curbs

    08/05/2014 8:17:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/4/2014 | Neil Munro
    Vice President Joe Biden used the just-announced death of a former White House press secretary James Brady to call for more gun control. Brady was wounded during the 1981 attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan, and subsequently became a much-lauded advocate for gun control. “It’s been three decades since he nearly lost his life to an assassin’s bullet fired at President Reagan from a gun bought with no background check,” Biden wrote. “Because of the Brady’s leadership and the gun violence prevention law named in Jim’s honor, sensible background checks to date have kept 2 million guns out of the...
  • Joe Biden Jumps On Jim Brady’s Coffin To Call For More Gun Curbs [That didn't take long]

    08/05/2014 6:31:01 AM PDT · by HammerT · 49 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5:10 PM 08/04/2014 | Neil Munro
    Vice President Joe Biden used the just-announced death of a former White House press secretary James Brady to call for more gun control. Brady was wounded during the 1981 attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan, and subsequently became a much-lauded advocate for gun control. ..Edit.. Biden, however, made a big deal about Brady’s post-assassination advocacy, perhaps because’s he needs to rally support from gun-control groups prior to the 2016 nomination race, and ended his statement with a shout-out to a gun-control group.
  • Accused Home Invader Chased Out of House 'Stark Naked' by Armed Teen

    08/05/2014 5:59:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/5/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    A Muscle Shoals, Alabama, home invader was run out of a house "stark naked" by a 17-year-old boy who grabbed his father's gun when the suspect entered the home.
  • James Brady, White House press secretary under Reagan, dies

    08/04/2014 10:53:08 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 48 replies
    James Brady, who served as White House press secretary under President Ronald Reagan, has died, Fox News has learned. He was 73.
  • Former White House Press Secretary James Brady Dead at 73

    08/04/2014 11:18:31 AM PDT · by matt04 · 62 replies
    Former White House Press Secretary James Brady, who was famously shot during the attempt on then-President Ronald Reagan's life in 1981, has died. He was 73. "Jim touched the lives of so many and has been a wonderful husband, father, friend and role model," his family said in a statement. "We are enormously proud of Jim's remarkable accomplishments - before he was shot on the fateful day in 1981 while serving at the side of President Ronald Reagan and in the days, months and years that followed. Jim Brady's zest for life was apparent to all who knew him, and...
  • Open Carry Activist Charms Media in Wisconsin

    08/03/2014 7:28:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    William Polster has been campaigning to educate people about their rights in Wisconsin for years.   He has been consistently open carrying, often handguns, often both handguns and long guns, handing out pocket constitutions, recording his interactions with people, and enduring considerable criticism from some and obtaining kudos from others. He is a big guy, probably 6'5, and muscular.   I met him at the Milwaukee turn in event this year, when he accompanied the Cease Fire walk, with an openly carried Glock 20.   The crowd was friendly and gave him some high fives.  He has had a number of police...
  • Domestic violence: Next in gun-control fight

    08/03/2014 5:16:09 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/30/14 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    Washington (CNN) - The scene is intense: A man is ferociously knocking on a door while a woman inside the house calls 911, saying that her ex is trying to break in. A child sits on the couch. The man bursts in and grabs the child, and the woman yells not to take the toddler. The man pulls out a gun. A shot rings out, and the screen goes black. A child cries out. The violent domestic scenario is only a television ad from a gun control group, but it attempts to portray what some women face. It also depicts...
  • Nevadans for Background Checks begin gathering signatures

    08/03/2014 7:58:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    sellingthesecondamendment.com ^ | 8//2/2014 | Gregory Smith
    Want to go through a background check if you buy a gun from a relative or a friend? I sure don’t: CARSON CITY, Nevada — Supporters of an initiative petition to expand background checks to nearly all gun sales in Nevada will soon begin gathering signatures after claiming a court victory. Carson District Judge James Wilson on Friday struck down most of the arguments of the Nevada Firearms Coalition over the wording of the petition. The group opposes the petition. Wilson ordered a minor wording change noting there would be criminal penalties for failure to obey the proposed new law,...
  • ARLINGTON HEIGHTS ILLINOIS TO ALLOW GUN CONTROL RECRUITERS AT CRIME PREVENTION EVENT

    08/01/2014 1:23:51 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS ILLINOIS TO ALLOW GUN CONTROL RECRUITERS AT CRIME PREVENTION EVENT We just got word that the Arlington Heights Park District will allow the BLOOMBERG MOMS to set up a recruitment booth at the National Night Out event. National Night Out is supposed to be a non-partisan, non-political public service event that informs citizens on how not to become a victim of crime. Arlington Heights has now turned National Night Out into a GUN CONTROL event by allowing the Moms' recruiters to have a booth at the event. Of course, no pro-gun organizations will be allowed to have a...
  • Federal Court Orders DOJ To Release Fast And Furious Information

    08/01/2014 8:29:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/31/2014 | Scott Greer
    The Obama administration lost a crucial legal battle on July 18 when a federal court ordered the White House to release previously withheld information on Operation Fast and Furious to the government watchdog group Judicial Watch. According to a press released issued Thursday, the court case stems from a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit (that originally began as a FOIA request) filed by Judicial Watch in 2012 to obtain all documents that the president has withheld from Congress under claims of executive privilege.
  • Police: Gunman and victim in Loop shooting 'had been friends for years'

    08/01/2014 7:14:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 31, 2014 | Marwa Eltagouri, Alexandra Chachkevitch and Meredith Rodriguez, Tribune reporters
    Police: Gunman and victim in Loop shooting 'had been friends for years' By Marwa Eltagouri, Alexandra Chachkevitch and Meredith Rodriguez, Tribune reporters Less than a week after Tony DeFrances learned that he was being demoted as part of a downsizing of his company, authorities said he walked into his boss’s office Thursday morning for a one-on-one. Apparently upset about his demotion, DeFrances, armed with a gun, confronted CEO Steven LaVoie, a longtime colleague and friend at the supply technology firm ArrowStream in the Loop, police said. At some point, DeFrances, 60, and LaVoie, 54, struggled over the gun. LaVoie was...