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  • Exclusive: GOP Congressman Preps National Concealed Carry Bill For Next Congress

    12/05/2016 8:38:46 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/5/2016 | Kerry Picket
    A Republican congressman is prepared to introduce national concealed carry legislation in the next Congress after Donald Trump is sworn in as president. North Carolina Republican Rep. Richard Hudson introduced a similar bill in February 2015, H.R. 986. Now known as the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, the bill, which The Daily Caller obtained exclusively, would allow a person with a concealed carry license from one state to carry a concealed handgun in any other state that permits its resident to concealed carry, as long as the person is not banned from possessing or transporting a firearm under federal...
  • Video: STAR WARS Stormtrooper VS. Fort Worth Police Officer !

    12/03/2016 7:30:54 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    U-Tube ^ | Dec 2, 2016
    STAR WARS Stormtrooper VS. Fort Worth Police Officer !
  • Move On Miss Sloane

    12/02/2016 6:47:17 AM PST · by yetidog · 19 replies
    Miss Sloane Movie ^ | December 2, 2016 | Vanity
    "In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C"
  • Bloomberg has little to show for millions spent on gun control

    12/02/2016 3:11:48 AM PST · by richardb72 · 29 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | December 2, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    If it wasn’t for Michael Bloomberg’s billions, there wouldn’t be much of a gun-control movement. This year, Bloomberg got a background check initiative onto the ballots of Maine and Nevada. He lost in Maine by 4 percent, and won in Nevada by just 0.8 percent. Now, Nevadans won’t be able to privately transfer their firearms without going through a background check. Bloomberg’s initiative only eked out the win in Nevada because of the $20 million spent to support it, amounting to an incredible $35.30 per vote. He outspent his opponents by a factor of three – in Maine, by a...
  • Despite Predictions, Black Friday Produced Record-Breaking Gun Sales

    12/01/2016 3:18:28 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    Media be damned, last Friday’s gun sales exceeded all expectations – retailers included. Despite grim warnings in the weeks leading up to Black Friday, the FBI is reporting their National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) processed 185,713 total background checks on firearm purchase this year. That’s more background checks run on a single day since the system was launched almost two decades ago. NICS numbers are the closest indication of gun sales since they determine whether a prospective buyer is eligible to buy firearms. Before ringing up a sale, cashiers call in a check to the FBI or to...
  • Gen. Petraeus Now Pushing Gun Control(now?)

    11/30/2016 5:22:01 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/30/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Gen. David Petraeus may be on the short list to be our next secretary of state, but his affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, led to him being convicted of mishandling classified information; Broadwell had access to journals of Petraeus that contained sensitive material. I’m not so sure he’s the best pick to lead the State Department. Moreover, isn’t mishandling classified information exactly what we’re trying to avoid and what we slammed Clinton for? Well, another venture Gen. Petraeus is diving into is gun control policy (via CNN):
  • Progressives Demand Gun Control After Knife Attack At Ohio State University

    11/29/2016 7:37:00 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 28, 2016 | Bre Payton
    Progressives used a brutal knife attack at Ohio State University (OSU) on Monday as an excuse to demand more gun control, even after authorities declared that they had no evidence the attacker even used a gun during his rampage. The attacker reportedly struck pedestrians with his vehicle and proceeded to stab several others, harming at least nine individuals, one of whom is in critical condition. Despite OSU’s initial tweets stating there was an active shooter on campus, authorities later said there was no evidence that the attacker used a gun during his attack. The victims are being treated for stab...
  • David Petraeus, Mark Kelly launch gun control group

    11/29/2016 6:38:22 AM PST · by DOC44 · 89 replies
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/10/politics/david-petraeus-mark-kelly-gun-control/index.html
    Washington (CNN)Retired U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, who has long resisted calls to run for political office, is teaming up with retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly to create a new group urging greater gun control. The two announced on Friday that they were launching Veterans Coalition for Common Sense to encourage elected leaders to "do more to prevent gun tragedies." The group will feature veterans from every branch of the military who are urging lawmakers to toughen gun laws, the organization said in a news release.
  • Castro’s Legacy Summed Up in His Three-Word Question about Arms

    11/28/2016 7:55:12 AM PST · by Noumenon · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11/28/2016 | David Codrea
    "Authorized Journalists” are outdoing each other coming up with superlatives for dead Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Some are comparing him to George Washington, others are calling him a “folk hero,” and all are gushing over the superiority of socialized medicine and centralized communist indoctrination of the young. The problem is, like so much of the agenda-driven narrative the media feeds the public, Cuban health care ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. Per a National Review summation, they have a three-tiered system, one for rich foreigners, one for party officials, and one for the workers and peasants: Then there is...
  • Hollywood begins massive assault on gun ownership (HUH?)

    11/27/2016 6:43:23 AM PST · by rktman · 50 replies
    johnrlott.blogspot.com ^ | 11/26/2016 | John Lott
    These movies and television shows that are pushing gun control make no attempt to treat the arguments on the other side seriously. "Miss Sloane" -- focuses on a battle-hardened female lobbyist who gives herself the Herculean challenge of taking on the gun lobby The movie opens on December 9th. Is already getting a huge amount of publicity simply because it has a political message that the liberal media likes. Just from the trailer it appears as if they make the NRA look like a bunch of evil guys, not people who really care about letting the most vulnerable people in...
  • Gun Store Lines Stretched Around Corner on Black Friday

    11/26/2016 8:15:27 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/26/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    The line to get into Shooters gun store in Jacksonville, Florida, stretched around the corner as customers waited to get inside and buy the firearms and firearms accessories they wanted for themselves or planned to give as Christmas gifts. The scenario was not limited to Florida. In Randolph, New Jersey, “shoppers packed into RTSP, a gun shop and firing range.”
  • John Lott addresses the Mexican Legislature on Gun Law

    11/24/2016 5:38:01 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from eluniversal.com.mx On Wednesday, 16 November, 2016, John Lott testified before the Mexican legislature about the benefits of an armed population. He was invited by Senator Jorge Luis Preciado.  A reform of the Mexican gun control laws is getting a serious consideration.  On October 6, Senator Preciado published a policy recommendation to emulate the U.S. Second Amendment. This would not be simple legislation, but a change in the Mexican constitution. From John Lott: The last few days have been very exciting with me testifying before the Mexican Senate and House Constitution Committees as they consider changing the Mexican...
  • Trump's pro-Second Amendment platform could end gun sales boom

    11/24/2016 5:15:30 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 62 replies
    President-elect Donald Trump is expected to push to relax gun laws when he takes office, but significant changes in the firearms industry began as soon as he was elected – and some put the law of unintended consequences squarely in the cross hairs. For instance, while Trump’s unapologetic pro-Second Amendment stance may be good for gun owners, it has already dealt a blow to manufacturers, who enjoyed record sales throughout President Obama’s eight years in office. Stocks in companies like Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger & Co. plunged on Nov. 9, and experts say it is because Trump’s election...
  • Las Vegas gun shops want guidance on expanded background checks

    11/21/2016 8:35:51 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    reviewjournal.com ^ | 11/20/2016 | WESLEY JUHL
    Las Vegas gun shops are looking for guidance after Nevada voters approved a ballot question extending firearm background check requirements. Question 1 passed on Election Day by a narrow margin — much more narrow than polls predicted — cementing background check requirements for private-party sales and transfers into state law. The new background checks law takes effect Jan. 1, but some gun store owners said they aren’t sure what to do then. Bob Irwin, owner of the Gun Store on East Tropicana Avenue, was under the impression that the law still had to go through the Legislature before it would...
  • Johns Hopkins Study: Hands Up, Don't Shoot

    11/17/2016 9:48:03 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 13, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    In a recent study published by Johns Hopkins University, entitled "Firearms on College Campuses: Research Evidence and Policy Implications," ten authors push back against the campus carry movement, whereby state legislatures have given college students the right to carry firearms on college campuses in light of mass shootings. Although the researchers gave a detailed background on the progression of the campus carry movement, complete with brief summaries of court cases on campus carry, the authors' anti-gun narratives are apparent throughout the study. The authors make twenty-four references to gun rights advocate and author John Lott and focus on an attempt...
  • What the 2016 election could mean for your gun rights

    11/11/2016 3:37:40 PM PST · by PROCON · 41 replies
    guns.com ^ | Nov. 10, 2016 | Greg Camp
    President Obama told the country that elections have consequences, and 2016 will emphasize this point. Donald Trump will be the next president, and Republicans will retain control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, albeit with a slimmer margin. More than that, the GOP controls thirty-one governorships, with two more likely, and the party has made gains in state legislatures. If that latter fact lasts past 2020, Republicans will redraw the district maps after the census, potentially solidifying control of the U.S. House. And if they can get their act together, they also stand in good chance...
  • Trump to Support Nationwide Concealed Carry

    11/12/2016 3:09:53 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 204 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 11, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump -- who said he has a concealed carry permit -- called for the expansion of gun rights Friday, including making those permits applicable nationwide. In a position paper published on his website Friday afternoon, Trump called for the elimination of gun and magazine bans, labeling them a "total failure." "Law-abiding people should be allowed to own the firearm of their choice. The government has no business dictating what types of firearms good, honest people are allowed to own," Trump wrote. It's not a departure from what he's said on the trail this year, though it...
  • TTAG’s John Boch Named To Trump Admin’s Second Amendment Coalition

    11/10/2016 4:51:53 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 9 replies
    The Truth About Guns has a spot in President-elect Donald J. Trump’s new Second Amendment Coalition. I’m looking forward to advising and assisting the Trump transition team and later his administration on gun rights issues in the coming weeks and months as a co-chair of his Second Amendment Coalition team.
  • The NRA Placed Big Bets on the 2016 Election, and Won Almost All of Them

    11/10/2016 4:19:23 PM PST · by RC one · 21 replies
    the Trace ^ | ·November 9, 2016 | Mike Spies for The Trace and Ashley Balcerzak of OpenSecrets.org
    Election results mark a continuation of the group's impressive success rate when making large investments on candidates.The National Rifle Association took a historic gamble in 2016, and it paid off in a huge way.The gun rights group placed multimillion-dollar bets on Donald Trump and six Republican Senate candidates locked in highly competitive races. It poured $50.2 million, or 96 percent of its total outside spending, into these races, and lost only one — an open seat in Nevada, vacated by the Democratic Minority Leader, Harry Reid. That race cost the NRA roughly $2.5 millionThe NRA’s big night came as a...
  • GOP’s Senate Victory Sets Stage for Trump High Court, Agenda

    11/09/2016 7:34:32 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov 9, 2016
    President-elect will have chance to fill Scalia’s vacancy; as nominee, he said Second Amendment was ‘under siege’ Mark H. Anderson Updated Nov. 9, 2016 WASHINGTON—Republicans took a big gamble on the Supreme Court earlier this year when they shut down President Barack Obama’s effort to fill a vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February. Now, it appears that extraordinary bet may pay off. President-elect Donald Trump will likely get the chance to fill the seat, putting up a nominee after he is inaugurated in January before a Senate that Republicans will control next year. One hurdle...
  • It’s already too late for gun control to work

    11/08/2016 9:44:28 AM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 8, 2016 | Dr. John Lott
    It seems obvious: Restrict gun access and people will be safer. Indeed, in all four presidential debates, Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine have pushed for background checks on private transfers of guns. Clinton says this will “keep guns out of the hands of those who will do harm.” After each mass public shooting, President Obama has made a similar case for background checks on private transfers of guns. But theory and practice don’t always match. Too often, gun bans or background checks don’t stop criminals and disarm law-abiding citizens, particularly poor minorities. This only makes life easier for...
  • The killing of a 'mob hitman' shot dead in his driveway in front of his 12-year-old nephew was

    11/06/2016 2:18:52 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/6/16 | Stephen Johnson, Kate Darvall
    Hitman Hamad Assaad's ambush murder captured on police cameras Authorities were about to raid tattooed underworld figure's Sydney house Police Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad was doing surveillance Assaad was gunned down on driveway in front of his 12-year-old nephew Executed hitman Hamad Assaad's gangland murder was captured on video by police as they prepared to raid his home. The 29-year-old underworld figure was repeatedly shot in front of his 12-year-old nephew in Sydney's south-west on Tuesday. Two gunmen ambushed him on his driveway, at Georges Hall, as the Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad conducted surveillance on his house,...
  • Tim Kaine, gun owner(pernicious NRA lobby)

    11/05/2016 10:10:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    news.vice.com ^ | 11/1/2016 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    There are just a few days left until Election Day, and although you might not be hearing it amid all the chatter about email, the Clinton campaign hasn’t backed off its war on the National Rifle Association. That could have far-reaching implications. If they win, Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine will be in a position to pursue an agenda on guns that would have been unthinkable even to Democrats just a few years ago. And they plan to do it using new language on gun safety that puts the NRA on the defense. Kaine is the face of a new...
  • Seattle won’t release its gun tax data to the public and you can probably guess why

    11/05/2016 9:30:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 11/5/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    You may recall that 2016 was the first year that Seattle began collecting a highly controversial “gun violence tax” on the sale of all firearms and ammunition in the city. The thinly veiled attempt to shut down gun sales survived one court challenge and is currently awaiting appeal in the state supreme court. The tax was ostensibly passed to fund a program at the Harborview Medical Center designed to “reduce the aftereffects of gun violence.” So how much money has this scheme brought in to advance this important work? We have no idea because the city is refusing to release...
  • A Militia GetsBattle Ready for a‘Gun-Grabbing’Clinton Presidency

    11/04/2016 8:05:35 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 24 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/4/16 | DAVID ZUCCHINO
    JACKSON, Ga. — “Put the guns down!” The order crackled over a loudspeaker from two sheriff’s deputies crouched behind the doors of police cruisers, semiautomatic rifles at their sides. Several middle-aged militiamen were toting loaded AR-15 rifles and 9-millimeter pistols at a makeshift checkpoint — two lawn chairs and a narrow board — on a dirt driveway in central Georgia. The men, members of the Georgia Security Force III% militia, grumbled but laid their weapons down on the red clay earth. The brief standoff ended with an amicable chat, and the men retrieved their weapons the moment the lawmen drove...
  • Trump’s secret, armed, army

    11/04/2016 4:00:16 AM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 3, 2016 | Tom Gresham
    Swing states Florida, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida have high rates of gun ownership. They have hundreds of thousands, or in the case of Florida, more than a million, people with carry permits. . . . Emails and vulgar language pale in significance to the prospect of keeping one’s family safe. These are the millions of voters who may well have been ignored by pollsters who haven’t seen the wave of “guntry clubs” being built, the families shooting together, the women taking advanced classes in personal protection and gun fighting. These are the men and women of Donald Trump’s...
  • Missoula, Montana Highlights the Inanity of “Universal Background Checks”

    11/03/2016 6:33:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 10/31/2016 | Robert Farago
    “Universal background checks” are the Holy Grail of the civilian disarmament movement. No surprise there. Under the system, all private firearm sales and transfers must go through an FBI background check from a federally licensed firearm (FFL) dealer. The government then has a paper record of every firearm sale between private individuals and those initiated by FFL dealers, including the firearm type and the buyer’s and seller’s name, address and ethnic identity. Which is why UBC opponents call UBC’s “universal gun registration” — enabling as they do the possibility of government gun confiscation/prohibition. Even if you reject that slippery slope...
  • Tim Kaine: Gun Violence Is a Public-Health Crisis

    11/02/2016 10:12:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies
    time.com ^ | little timmy kaine
    ".... I own a gun and am a proud supporter of the Second Amendment...."
  • Gun Control Is Tax-Subsidized Marketing for Illegal Submachine Guns

    11/02/2016 10:02:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    reason.com ^ | 11/1/2016 | J.D. Tuccille
    "DIY submachine guns are popping up across the West Bank," the Washington Post reported recently in a piece about a weapon that has repeatedly played a role in Palestinian attacks upon Israelis. The guns are of a common type referred to as the "Carlo," based on the Swedish Carl Gustav M/45, which dates to the World War 2 era. The article added that hundreds of the submachine guns have been confiscated over the past year, and raids staged on 35 mechanics' shops that were cranking them out. "The Carlo has remained so popular because of how little machinery and technical...
  • October gun sales see massive spike, set yet another record

    11/02/2016 9:22:22 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 55 replies
    There were 2,333,539 gun-related checks processed through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, known as NICS, last month, according to FBI documents posted on Monday. That represents an increase of more than 350,000 checks over the previous October, itself a record. It’s also the 18th month in a row to set a record. With two months to go, 2016 has already seen 22,206,233 NICS checks, making it the second highest year for checks in the history of NICS with only 2015 seeing more.
  • California Today: A New Target of Gun Control Advocates — Bullets

    11/01/2016 5:49:25 AM PDT · by baltimorepoet · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | Nov. 1, 2016 | Mike McPhate
    California has the nation’s strictest gun laws. There is a waiting period, a written test and a number of restrictions on guns and gear. Some voters pondering Proposition 63 have asked: Haven’t we done enough? Gavin Newsom, the lieutenant governor, says no. He’s developed the initiative that would push the state’s gun limits even further. Under Proposition 63, ammunition purchasers would be treated similar to gun purchasers. Before a Californian could buy even a single bullet of any kind, he or she would need to pay a fee of up to $50 and wait up to 30 days to obtain...
  • Do Firearms Still Have a Place in American Society?

    10/31/2016 7:08:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 85 replies
    umkc.edu ^ | 10/25/2016 | Gilbert Randolph
    Guns are an important part of American history, both from a legal and illegal standpoint. From the single action revolvers of the old West to mobsters with Thompson submachine guns, American culture and society have enshrined firearms into our national iconography. They are inherently complicated things, created with the latent potential to protect or to destroy. Beyond our national discussion of gun legislation, the possession of deadly weapons by regular citizens remains a more contested issue. The far right and the far left are exaggerating and arbitrarily simplifying what is an extremely nuanced and philosophical question. I hope to reframe...
  • Battle of Athens TN, August 1-2 1946 (Voter fraud and The Second Amendment)

    10/26/2016 9:42:02 PM PDT · by PanzerKardinal · 49 replies
    Constitutional Societ ^ | 2015 | Constitutional Society
    The Battle of Athens TN, August 1-2, 1946 On 1-2 August 1946, some Americans, brutalized by their county government, used armed force to overturn it. These Americans wanted honest, open elections. For years they had asked for state or Federal election monitors to prevent vote fraud -- forged ballots, secret ballot counts, and intimidation by armed sheriff's deputies -- by the local political boss. They got no help. These Americans' absolute refusal to knuckle-under had been hardened by service in World War II. Having fought to free other countries from murderous regimes, they rejected vicious abuse by their county government....
  • New York Times gets Gun Stories Wrong

    10/28/2016 4:20:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    ammoland ^ | 23 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The New York Times produced another hit piece on guns, pushing for some sort of general increase in the current infringements on the Second Amendment.  At Reason.com, Brian Doherty did a good job of taking apart much of the bias and ignorance displayed in the article. The Reason.com article is worth reading, and I recommend it.  A fair amount can be summed up in these two paragraphs.  From the nytimes.com: The findings are dispiriting to anyone hoping for simple legislative fixes to gun violence. In more than half the 130 cases, at least one assailant was already barred by...
  • Federal data used for control campaign miss the mark - big time

    10/28/2016 11:15:09 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 27, 2016 | Fox News
    Federal data showing annual accidental gun deaths in Tennessee soared to 105 from just 19 propelled a fierce firearms control campaign, but it turned out the stats were about as accurate as a two-dollar pistol. The numbers, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seemed to show the Volunteer State led the nation in accidental shooting deaths due to a more than five-fold increase in 2014. But an eagle-eyed Second Amendment advocate's suspicions turned out to be right: The number of accidental deaths had actually dropped, from 19 to just five. “It was a big mistake,” said John Lott,...
  • Gallup: Support For Assault Weapons Ban At An All-Time Low

    10/27/2016 4:45:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/26/2016 | Kerry Picket
    Support for an “assault weapons” ban is at an all-time record low, a new Gallup poll shows. According to Gallup, the least amount of Americans in 20 years support passing legislation or imposing any measures that would making it illegal to manufacture, sell or have semi-automatic firearms called “assault rifles” by supporters of the gun control policy. Only 36 percent presently want an assault weapons ban. This is down from 44 percent in 2012 and 57 percent when Gallup initially asked the question in 1996, two years after Bill Clinton signed a ban into law. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton...
  • In U.S., Support for Assault Weapons Ban at Record Low

    10/26/2016 5:43:34 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 36 replies
    Gallup ^ | October 26, 2016
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The fewest Americans in 20 years favor making it illegal to manufacture, sell or possess semi-automatic guns known as assault rifles. Thirty-six percent now want an assault weapons ban, down from 44% in 2012 and 57% when Gallup first asked the question in 1996.
  • VIDEO OF CREAMER: "make America more like Britain when it comes to gun violence issues"

    10/26/2016 2:57:17 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    Youtube
    Start at 14:40 "trying to make America more like Britain when it comes to gun violence issues"
  • 17 gun control groups announce endorsement of Clinton for president

    10/26/2016 2:56:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 26, 2016 | Chris Eger
    With Election Day on the horizon, a number of gun control groups made it clear this week their candidate of choice to fill the White House is former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Clinton, who has a broad package of gun control initiatives as a key part of her platform to curb what she terms as an epidemic of gun violence, already has the backing of the Brady Campaign, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety and former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords’ Americans for Responsible Solutions. Joining that list Tuesday was a coalition of 16 small groups...
  • Mel Gibson talks gun control, the 'potholes' of fame

    10/26/2016 9:22:26 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 49 replies
    “Well, I understand where it comes from, the right to bear arms because the Revolution and that stuff and tyranny and the right to defend yourself, and I still agree with that, but it’s kind of out of balance at the moment," he said at a recent press junket. "...Something has to be done in order to stop some of the heinous violence that has [occured] just like sporadically and shockingly..."
  • Guns on Campuses Won't Make Them Safer: Study

    10/26/2016 6:49:18 AM PDT · by facedown · 60 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 25, 2016 | Jon Schuppe
    A rise in shootings on college campuses has added a new front in the gun debate, centering on this question: does it hurt, or help, to have more armed people at school? snip But many believe that having more firearms around makes gun crime more likely. They oppose the campus-carry campaign as an extension of broader efforts to allow people to carry concealed weapons in other public areas, which they say raises the risk of violence. Those gun-control advocates are now being backed by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, who just released a study that argues the campus-carry movement is...
  • Why Political Gun Control Fails: A "Progressive" gets it Half-Right

    10/25/2016 6:25:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Gary Younge has written a book about young people shot during one day in November of 2013.  After the failure of President Obama's push for more infringements on the Second Amendment, he decided to pick one day at random, determine the details of each young shooting victim, and put a human face on them.  It must have seemed like a good idea, a way to mix activism and to make a buck while pushing the gun-hater agenda. The problem became that Younge is honest enough to tell the truth of what he found, as much as he could, given...
  • Election season means uptick in gun sales (single store 30 AR's sold last Friday alone)

    10/24/2016 3:04:40 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    “We had guys coming in buying guns, buying a couple of them to put up for down the road. You had guys coming in just buying the ammunition,” said Jeremy Hopkins, of Mark’s Outdoor Sports. Mark’s Outdoor Sports said it saw a definitive uptick in sales right after the debate. “The thought process being if a certain candidate was elected, these guns, you may not be able to buy them maybe after the first of the year. So they’re wanting to go ahead and buy them just in case you won’t be able to purchase them anymore,” Hopkins said. Right...
  • LA Times Editors Call For Banning All Guns In The United States

    10/24/2016 2:54:48 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 62 replies
    In a editorial posted today called ‘Microstamping’ technology could help police crack down on gun crimes — if the gun lobby allows it, the editorial board of the Times revealed that they want to ban all firearms in the United States by requiring them to be equipped with a fantasy technology that does not exist in a viable form.
  • Wikileaks: Hillary Clinton Had Gun Control Supporters Planted In Town Hall Audience

    10/24/2016 2:20:15 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies
    One of the emails contained in the Wikileaks’ Podesta email release shows that Hillary Clinton had gun control supporters planted in a town hall audience in Manchester, New Hampshire. The town hall occurred on October 5, 2015; just four days after a man opened fire on Umpqua Community College campus in Oregon. In the email thread, dated October 4, 2015, a “speech draft” was passed around “on behalf of Megan Rooney.” The email contained “talking points” for Clinton to use to discuss guns in Manchester.
  • Telegraph: U.S. Top Country for Gun Ownership, Not Even in Top 10 for Firearm Deaths(???)

    10/23/2016 7:03:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/22/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On October 22 The Telegraph published a map showing the U.S. leads the world in private firearm ownership but does not even crack the Top 10 when it comes to firearm-related deaths. According to the Telegraph, the countries with highest per-capita gun ownership are: USA – 112.6 guns per 100 residents Serbia – 75.6 Yemen – 54.8 Switzerland – 45.7 Cyprus – 36.4 Saudi Arabia – 35 Iraq – 34.2 Uruguay – 31.8 Sweden – 31.6 Norway – 31.3
  • Top 5 Guns That Hillary Doesn't Want You to Have (19:31 min.)

    10/22/2016 4:00:40 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    youtube ^ | 13 Oct, 2016 | Iraqveteran8888
    Video at link. They left out the AR-15 because that is too obvious.
  • Michigan Dems introduce ‘assault weapon’ ban in state House

    10/21/2016 3:13:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 21, 2016 | Chris Eger
    Only weeks away from a general election and with two months left in session, Democrats in the Michigan House on Wednesday debuted a sweeping gun prohibition proposal. The measure, introduced Oct. 19, would ban the sale of most semi-auto or pump-action firearms capable of accepting a detachable magazine and require those in the state to be registered under threat of a felony punishable by four years in prison. The legislation joined eight other bills in a gun control package submitted in the aftermath of the terror attack at the Pulse nightclub in Florida that left 49 dead. “None of these...
  • If Clinton wins, America, kiss your right to self-defense good-bye

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

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