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  • Oregon Universal Background Check Bill Hearing Schedule for April Fools Day

    03/28/2015 10:34:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 3/27/2015 | Dan Zimmerman
    Well, Oregonians, are you ready to lose your ability to privately transfer guns? A senate bill under consideration would require you to appear before a gun dealer and go through a background check. How fun would that be? It probably won’t be cheap and it certainly won’t be private. Here’s an email blast we received from the Oregon Firearms Federation:
  • Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly are Harvard Law School’s 2015 Class Day Speakers

    03/28/2015 10:23:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    today.law.harvard.edu ^ | 3/24/2015 | unknown
    Gabrielle Giffords, former U.S. Representative from Arizona, and her husband Mark Kelly, a Navy pilot and NASA astronaut, will be this year’s speakers for the Class Day ceremonies at Harvard Law School. Class Day will take place on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Giffords served as U.S. Representative from Arizona’s 8th Congressional District from 2007 to 2012. She survived an assassination attempt in Tucson in 2011 while meeting with her constituents. The gun attack killed six people and injured 13 others, including Giffords, who sustained a gunshot wound to the head. Despite her massive injuries and subsequent neurosurgeries, Giffords returned to...
  • ‘NRA Madness’ bracket shows 16 states trying to allow guns at college(PUKE alert!)

    03/28/2015 10:15:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 3/27/2015 | Michele Richinick
    Using the “March Madness” model from the annual NCAA basketball tournament, the pro-gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety released its “NRA Madness” bracket to highlight 16 states where the National Rifle Association (NRA) is advocating for legislation that would allow guns to be carried on college campuses.
  • Germanwings pilot behaved like a 'mass spree-killer'

    03/27/2015 3:01:15 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Mar 27, 2015 | Jay Akbar
    Germanwings pilot behaved like a 'mass spree-killer': Psychologist says Lubitz acted like a 'US school shooter' who commits atrocity then kills himself Andreas Lubitz locked pilot from cockpit before calmly crashing the plane Behaviour suggests he had a plan and executed, a psychologist has said Compared it to type of people who go on 'mass killing sprees in schools' Co-pilot who downed the A320 postponed his training due to 'depression' Reveals 'psychological weakness' according to Professor Craig Jackson Lubitz 'deliberately' brought the plane down in French Alps and killed 150 By Jay Akbar For Mailonline Updated 27 March 2015 The...
  • Firearm Background Check Bill Surfaces In Salem (Oregon)

    03/27/2015 9:40:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    boisestatepublicradio.org ^ | 3/27/2015 | Chris Lehman
    Oregon lawmakers are gearing up for another round of debate over firearm regulations. Democrats introduced a measure Thursday that would require criminal background checks for most private gun sales. If the proposal sounds familiar, it's because similar measures were introduced and failed in the last two legislative sessions. The difference now? "It's all about the votes,” said bill co-sponsor state Senator Ginny Burdick, a Democrat. "We have the votes now and we did not have the votes before. That's the main difference."
  • What Gun Control Advocates Don’t Understand About Mass Shootings

    03/27/2015 9:20:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 3/27/2015 | Tom McHale
    I had a really weird conversation with an old friend from High School shortly after the Naval Yard facility shooting. It’s been festering in the back of my brain ever since. It went something like this. Me: These gun free zones are dangerous. They’re encouraging exactly the sort of behavior that they claim to prevent. Old Friend: I’m just thankful that other people didn’t have guns in there. Can you just imagine the carnage that could have resulted from a crossfire?
  • BREAKING: Ninth Circuit Orders En Banc Rehearing in Peruta v. San Diego CCW Lawsuit

    03/26/2015 7:14:48 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 12 replies
    In orders released moments ago, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered en banc rehearings in the landmark right-to-carry cases Peruta v. San Diego and Richards v. Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto. From the filed orders:
  • NV: Expanded Reciprocity Bill Passes Senate

    03/25/2015 10:41:40 AM PDT · by rktman
    /gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 3/25/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In Nevada, SB 175 passed the Senate. The bill is a general gun law reform bill that passed 14 to 5 with 2 excused. The bill changes the reciprocity law in Nevada in a significant way. From SB 175 (pdf):
  • 'Without my gun I am not an American' - PennLive readers respond to columnist Jamar Thrasher

    03/25/2015 10:32:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    pennlive.com ^ | 3/25/2015 | John L. Micek
    PennLive columnist Jamar Thrasher provoked one of our most intense discussions to date with his column Monday suggesting revising the Second Amendment to ban civilian gun ownership. At more than 1,000 comments, readers on both sides of the issue had plenty to say. In case you missed it, here's what Thrasher wrote:
  • Texas GOP Lawmaker Introduces Bill Abolishing Gun Free Zones

    03/25/2015 8:17:24 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/25/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 24 Texas state representative Drew Springer (R-Muenster) introduced legislation to abolish gun free zones throughout the state of Texas. Springer argued that so doing would not only protect but also “advance” the rights of Texas’s approximately 826,000 concealed handgun license holders.
  • Sandy Hook shooter’s home destroyed

    03/24/2015 6:51:45 PM PDT · by Mrs. Frogjerk · 98 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 24, 2015 | Associated Press
    NEWTOWN, Conn. — The Connecticut home of the man who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school has been demolished, Newtown officials said Tuesday. The 2-acre lot where the 3,100-square-foot house once stood in a leafy, suburban neighborhood will be left as open space under a plan approved by town officials. Several neighbors had asked for the building to be taken down, describing it as a constant reminder of the tragedy. Among them, Dave Ackart said in a letter: “Not only is the property a constant reminder of the evil that resided there – those of us...
  • FBI figures tweaked to show phony increase in mass shootings, report says

    03/24/2015 4:04:35 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 13 replies
    Foxnews ^ | March 24, 2015 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Crime stats published by the FBI and relied upon by the media distort the gun violence and leave the public with the impression "mass shooting" incidents are a much bigger threat than they really are, according to a criminologist and Second Amendment scholar. The bureau's annual reports tabulating and classifying a wide range of crime throughout the nation have been historically free of politics, but John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, said the latest statistics contain numbers that are misleading at best and deliberately fudged at worst. Lott believes the numbers may have been presented to overstate...
  • Moms Demand Gun Action wants stricter gun laws to reduce violence against women

    03/24/2015 10:18:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    http://michiganradio.org ^ | 3/19/2015 | unknown
    Kristen Moore of the Michigan Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America wanted to continue the conversation by exploring the role that firearms play in violence against women. According to Moore, the presence of a gun in domestic violence situations increase the risk of homicide of women by 500%.
  • Gun bills progress in Nevada Legislature

    03/24/2015 10:11:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    reviewjournal.com ^ | 3/23/2015 | SEAN WHALEY and SANDRA CHEREB
    The Nevada Senate on Monday passed legislation prohibiting domestic violence abusers from possessing guns and making it easier for gun owners in other states to carry a concealed weapon in Nevada. Senate Bill 175 also adds an occupied vehicle to Nevada law involving justifiable homicide. It passed on a vote of 14-5 with some Democratic support and now moves to the Assembly, where passage in the Republican-controlled chamber is likely. State Sen. David Parks, D-Las Vegas, twice tried unsuccessfully to amend the bill on the floor. He wanted to ensure adequate training in other states before Nevada recognizes their concealed...
  • State Senator Circumvents Bloomberg In Nevada With SB 240

    03/24/2015 9:36:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    gunalizer.com ^ | 3/24/2015 | RRangel
    Senate Bill 240, introduced by Senate Majority leader Michael Roberson, would allow for free background checks for private party gun sales. Thus circumventing the push for “universal background checks,” by the Michael Bloomberg astroturf groups, such as “Everytown for Gun Safety.” Of course they’re not happy, and they’re calling the legislation, a “fake backgrounds check bill,” because its purpose is not registration.
  • The “Peace-Loving,” Anti-Gun Groups

    03/24/2015 9:29:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    usconcealedcarry.com ^ | 3/24/2015 | Beth Alcazare
    Does anyone else find it disturbing and completely unacceptable that many women who have guns for self-defense or recreation are receiving death threats from people who do not support gun ownership? These allegedly “peace-loving” folks are so hostile (about things that are none of their business, mind you) that they’ve taken to social media to publish threats to harm, debase, and even kill gun owners and their families.
  • A modest proposal - how about we ban all civilian gun ownership?: Jamar Thrasher

    03/24/2015 8:46:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    pennlive.com ^ | 3/24/2015 | Jamar Thrasher
    When I was 15 I was almost murdered. That's what I was told by another teenager who rode his rusty BMX bike to the McDonald's in my Pittsburgh neighborhood to confront me. "I'm going to kill your black a**!" he screamed, wobbling his bike between his legs. I chuckled, as I often do when another black person calls me black, because, well, they're black as well.
  • Let's Ban Political Parties From the Political Process

    03/23/2015 9:39:45 AM PDT · by HammerT · 15 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 3/20/2015 | Karl Marx Treatment Center
    “Universal voting would counteract money more than anything,” makes as much sense as anything else Obama has said. The idea that people utilizing their freedom of association to pool resources in order to influence politics is somehow corruptive of the political process stems from the unspoken idea that the country is one big commons owned collectively by us all and the government's purpose is to decide how to fairly allocate the commons. In an actual free country there is no such problem. The country isn't one big socialized commons. But in a socialized country where the presumption is that everything...
  • Passerby With Concealed Carry Permit Stops Slaughter In Philly

    03/23/2015 7:19:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 3/23/2015 | Bob Owens
    If you ask a concealed handgun permit holder why they choose to carry a concealed weapon all of the time, they’ll sometimes dryly reply that it’s because criminals are rarely considerate enough to put their deadly crimes on the intended victim’s calendar. Such was the case in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania yesterday, when a man with a concealed carry permit heard gun shots as he passed by a barbershop, ran in, and stopped a massacre in the making by shooting a man who had opened fire on employees and customers
  • Wal-Mart Fights Bid to Curb Gun Sales

    03/23/2015 6:16:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | Mar 22, 2015 | Joann S. Lublin and Paul Ziobro
    Wal-Mart Fights Bid to Curb Gun Sales New York’s Trinity Wall Street Church Challenges Assault-Rifle Sales By Joann S. Lublin and Paul Ziobro March 22, 2015 7:38 p.m. ET A U.S. appeals court showdown looms next month for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in a case with potentially broad impact on how much influence investors can have over their companies. The dispute concerns Wal-Mart’s sales of assault rifles with high-capacity magazines. New York’s Trinity Wall Street church wants shareholders to vote on a resolution calling on Wal-Mart’s board to review management decisions to sell the weapons, as well as other products that...
  • MT: Utility Company Lobbies against Gun Reform Referendum

    03/22/2015 10:17:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
     John S. Fitzpatrick, NorthWestern Energy NorthWestern Energy is a publicly regulated utility that supplies electricity, natural gas, and has coal and telecommunications operations across a broad swath of Northern states.  The company lobbyist, John S. Fitzpatrick, recently testified against a proposed bill to allow a gun reform referendum to be voted on in Montana.  Referendum that enhance the protections of the right to keep and bear arms have proven popular in a number of states.  The referendum would allow people to sue government entities that infringe on their rights to keep and bear arms under the Montana Constitution.  One...
  • Ammo ban? NRA warns it's more than bullets ('You're left holding your gun making pew-pew...)

    03/21/2015 8:52:37 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    WND ^ | March 21, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    The federal bureaucracy, in the form of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, recently announced a ban on ammunition used in AR-15 rifles, which are among the most common firearms in America, but then suddenly backed off. So breathe a sigh of relief and move on? Not if you like the Second Amendment, according to a National Rifle Association commentator. Colion Noir, a practicing attorney who graduated from the University of Houston, has been described by the Los Angeles Times as someone who doesn’t fit the stereotype of NRA members: “Old, fat, white guys.” “At 29, he’s not...
  • Gun Control Advocates Will Deliver Petition Calling For Emily Miller's Firing

    03/21/2015 7:20:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    dcist.com ^ | 3/20/2015 | Matt Cohen
    “By the standards of her profession, Emily Miller has no business calling herself a journalist," Ladd Everitt, communications director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said in a statement. "Miller’s crusade against popular gun laws has been a professional one since the beginning. At this point, area residents can have no reasonable expectation that she will provide objective, impartial coverage on matters of concern to them. If Miller wishes to behave like a pundit and activist, then WTTG should replace her with an actual reporter.”
  • Texas gun bills taking us back to Old West days

    03/21/2015 6:43:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 97 replies
    star-telegram.com ^ | 3/20/2015 | Bob Ray Sanders
    Oh, how I wish Texas lawmakers cared as much about our children as they do their guns. And wouldn’t it be terrific if the folks who represent us in Austin despised injustice as much as they do immigration and taxes? I suppose, given the makeup of our state Legislature and the leadership in the top statewide offices, that’s a little too much to hope for. It is no surprise that new gun legislation has been put on a fast track at the Capitol, sailing through committee and floor votes with ease, while our underfunded public schools likely will languish.
  • Students take anti-gun violence pledge

    03/21/2015 6:34:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    wishtv.com ^ | 3/20/2015 | Jessica Lauren
    A powerful message was relayed to hundreds of Tindley Academy students Friday morning. It was delivered by those standing in the front lines: the chief of police, a juvenile court judge and a US attorney. They handed out a paper that said:
  • Rule Change May Devastate International Travel for Hunters and Shooters

    03/21/2015 5:07:50 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 7 replies
    Exporting firearms and ammunition from the U.S. normally requires a license--from the State Department for rifles, handguns, and rifle or handgun ammunition, and from the Commerce Department for shotguns and shotshells. But for many years, the State Department’s International Trafficking in Arms Regulations (ITAR) have allowed Americans to temporarily export up to three non-automatic firearms and up to 1,000 rounds of ammunition without a permit, as long as the firearms were declared and presented to a Customs officer. This was done by bringing the firearms to a Customs office at some point before the trip and completing Customs Form 4457--a...
  • WV Gov. Tomblin Vetoes Gun Bill, Citing Public Safety Concerns

    03/20/2015 11:46:33 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 22 replies
    TheNewsCenter ^ | 30/20/2015 | AP
    Citing public safety concerns, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a bill to eliminate requirements for people carrying concealed handguns to have permits. The National Rifle Association-backed Democrat said Friday's veto responds to an outcry by law enforcement against the bill.
  • Anti-Gun Group Worries What Your Drunk College-Age Daughter Might Do with a Gun

    03/20/2015 10:19:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 3/20/2015 | Liz Sheld
    The link goes to an opinion piece with a title similar to the the tweet: “You think your drunk college-age daughters are bad with their iPhones? Imagine them with guns.” Author Anne Skomorowsky writes about her fears concerning her college-aged daughter, who left for college last year at age 17. Specifically, she is worried her daughter will be raped in college.
  • DC Union Boss Pleads Guilty To Gun Charges In Parking Spot Dispute

    03/20/2015 9:54:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/20/2015 | Josh Fatzick
    The former leader of an American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council in Washington D.C. plead guilty Wednesday to brandishing a sawed-off shotgun in an argument over a parking space earlier this month. The incident took place in February when George T. Johnson, who no longer works with the union, became angry with two men who parked their car in a parking spot in front of the District’s wastewater treatment plant.
  • Access, Denied: More Gun Sellers Blocked From Financial Sector

    03/20/2015 9:46:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | 3/19/2015 | Kelsey Harkness
    After serving multiple deployments overseas with the U.S. Army Special Forces, Josh Burns began building his own rifles at home. In Sept. 2013, he and his wife Felicia, who also served in the military, decided they would make a business out of selling guns. “This is his hobby that [Josh] masks as a business so he can play with guns,” Felicia told The Daily Signal recently while setting up their stand at the New Orleans Area Gun and Knife Show. But starting their small business, Apocalypse Sports in Ponchatoula, La., wasn’t so easy. What they found, is that because they...
  • ATF chief steps down after bullet ban controversy

    03/20/2015 9:31:37 AM PDT · by maggief · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 20, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    The director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is stepping down following controversy surrounding the agency’s proposal to ban certain types of ammunition. The ATF announced Friday that Director B. Todd Jones is resigning at the end of the month “to pursue other opportunities in the private sector." “ATF employees are hard-working, dedicated individuals who serve the public to make our nation safer every day,” Jones said in a statement. “I have seen firsthand their extraordinary commitment to combating violent crime, ridding the streets of criminals, and leveraging all available resources to keep our communities safe.”...
  • Gotham ‘gun shop’ appears as ruse to preach anti-firearm message (Manhattan NYC)

    03/19/2015 11:23:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 19, 2015 | (With Perry Chiaramonte)
    A “gun shop” that suddenly appeared in the heart of Manhattan last week only to close its doors after two days was actually an elaborate ruse by a pro-gun control group that sought to lure potential customers in order to make their anti-firearms case. States United to Prevent Gun Violence set up the “Guns with History Gun Shop” on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, and pretended to offer for sale guns used in high-profile crimes. The phony sales pitches were really part of a “social experiment”—pretexts for telling customers about the dangers of gun proliferation in unconsummated transactions recorded by hidden...
  • Should IRS Have Guns? How About Email?

    03/19/2015 3:13:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3/19/2015 | Robert W. Wood
    How would you like seeing gun-toting IRS Agents at your door? In comparison, a correspondence audit doesn’t sound so bad. Only the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS gets to carry guns, and they say they need them. The IRS has a hard job to do, and being charged with collecting taxes isn’t easy. Yet some people are extra worried about having this already very powerful organization waving weapons around. For one thing, even this elite unit doesn’t have a perfect safety record. According to one government audit, IRS Agents accidentally discharged their guns 11 times between 2009 and 2011....
  • Oregon bill to expand gun background checks in the works

    03/19/2015 8:42:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | 3/19/2015 | Jeff Mapes
    A key Oregon legislator says he is finishing work on a bill to expand background checks to almost all gun transactions in Oregon. Senate Judiciary Chairman Floyd Prozanski, D-Eugene, said the bill will include provisions affecting people with mental health issues and for those who fail background checks. The legislation is being closely watched by both advocates and opponents of gun control. It also will provide another test for the strengthened Democratic majority in the Legislature.
  • NC: Criminals Shoot Criminals

    03/19/2015 6:10:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The most common murder is of a person with a long criminal and violent history, by another person with a  long criminal and violent history.  They usually occur in geographically small areas know for crime and violence, where people have no faith in the police.  David Kennedy has done enormous work in showing that this is so, as has John Lott.  However, what most people don’t understand is that this “acquaintance murder” number also includes gang members killing other gang members, drug buyers killing drug pushers, cabdrivers killed by customers they picked up for the first time, prostitutes and...
  • DESPERATION: Gun Control Group Lies To Gun Buyers In An Attempt To Sell Fear.

    03/18/2015 10:51:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 3/18/2015 | Bob Owens
    It s a simple statement of fact to note that gun control groups—without exception—deal in the currency of lies, deception, and emotional manipulation. Mom Demand Action/Everytown has been excoriated numerous times by the press for lying about the number of school shootings in the United States. The Violence Policy Center has been laughed out of the room over their demonstrably false claims about the “threat” of concealed carriers. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) has cried wolf so many times about gun owners being “insurrectionists” that they’ve lost all credibility.
  • Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly open to running for office

    03/18/2015 10:34:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 3/13/2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, are both leaving the door open to running for office someday. CBS News asked the couple in a Friday interview if they harbor political ambitions and would consider running for election. “Maybe,” said Giffords. "You never say never," added Kelly. "It's not something I have planned. You know, right circumstances, I might consider it."
  • Canadian Prime Minister, “Guns Important To Safety, And Slow Police Response”

    03/17/2015 10:13:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    gunsnfreedom.com ^ | 3/15/2015 | Tim
    When asked about new firearms legislation at an event in Saskatoon, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said there are too many restrictions on gun ownership, which he added is important for the livelihoods of rural people, recreation and personal safety according to CTV. “My wife’s from a rural area and obviously gun ownership wasn’t just for the farm, but was for a certain level of security when you’re a ways away from immediate police assistance,” he said during a question-and-answer session with the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities.
  • Former White House Advisor: Obama Was ’Angry’ After Senate Killed Gun Control

    03/17/2015 10:06:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 65 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/16/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    Former Senior White House advisor Dan Pfeiffer admits that one of President Obama’s angriest moments in the White House was after the Senate blocked his push for gun control. “I think one of the most angry I’ve seen him was after the Senate failed to pass background checks in 2013,” Pfeiffer explained in an interview with broadcaster Charlie Rose.
  • Reality Check: There are Plenty of Radicals Who Would Like to See ALL Firearms Banned!

    03/17/2015 9:45:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    awwba.com ^ | 3/17/2015 | Jon James
    When was the last time they showed a gun owner in a good light, like when a woman protected herself and her daughter or the homeowner who protected himself from a crowbar wielding thug or the elderly man who possibly saved himself from a home invader? Do you remember? Me neither. Because it has never happened.
  • Switzerland, America and New Zealand: The Kiwi is low-hanging fruit

    03/16/2015 5:12:56 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 36 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | March 15, 2015 | Matthew Bracken
    New Zealand is frequently mentioned as an emigration destination by American freedomistas* fearful of being trapped between our burgeoning federal police state, and the intertwining forces of social disintegration. Locations from the Bahamas to Patagonia are named, but I hear New Zealand in everybody’s top three. And in the present era, New Zealand does indeed have many desirable qualities. But what will keep New Zealand both safe and free when global conditions turn Macro Mad Max, or World War Three breaks out? Certainly not its own military forces, which independent of outside help, could not repel an invasion from Liechtenstein....
  • Gun sale background check supporters make a new push

    03/17/2015 7:42:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    portlandtribune.com ^ | 3/16/2015 | Hillary Borrud
    Although private individuals can request a state background check before transferring a gun to another person, such checks are not required. “That loophole does allow people to buy guns, no questions asked, without a background check,” said Mark Prentice, press secretary for Americans for Responsible Solutions.
  • New York goes high-tech to detect gunfire amid rise in shootings

    03/17/2015 6:32:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 3/16/2015 | Sebastien Malo
    New York City police are employing a high-tech system to pinpoint gunfire amid an uptick in shootings in the nation's largest city, officials said on Monday. With the installation of the tracking system, ShotSpotter, New York continues its foray into technology-assisted policing, which recently equipped New York Police Department officers with body cameras, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton told a news conference.
  • Liam Neeson: Live by the Gun, Die by the Gun Control?

    03/17/2015 6:18:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 3/16/2015 | Matthew Philbin
    Okay, it’s probably not cause and effect, but it’s definitely karma. Liam Neeson’s new flick, Run All Night, just posted the worst opening of any of the Irish actor’s action movies. And it’s the first Neeson movie to premier after his January public assertion that “There’s too many [expletive] guns out there, especially in America.”
  • Moms Demand Has a New Violence.

    03/16/2015 9:59:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    gunfreezone.net ^ | 3/16/2015 | Miguel
    They do love coming up with new ways to confuse the issue. I am still trying to figure how come other forms of violence are OK with them.
  • Book: WH Suppressed Michelle Obama Gun Control Video Made After Gabby Giffords Was Shot

    03/16/2015 9:36:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/15/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    In the upcoming biography, “Michelle Obama: A Life,” author Peter Slevin claims the West Wing is blocking release of a video Michelle Obama recorded of herself commenting on the January 8, 2011, shooting of Gabby Giffords. The video was allegedly made by Michelle because “she saw a role for herself as a mother who had a platform,” yet “her husband’s office wouldn’t release it publicly.”
  • Washington Post: Obama Hurts Gun Control Effort By Exaggerating Gun Stats

    03/15/2015 8:07:29 AM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | March 13, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 12, The Washington Post (WAPO) reacted to the failed AR-15 ammo ban, which was one more gun control loss in a string of many others, by suggesting that President Obama is hurting the gun control movement with his hyperbole on gun crime statistics and America’s place in the world among gun-owning countries. The the Post piece centers on comments Obama made to Benedict College in South Carolina on March 6–comments which epitomize his hyperbolic statements on guns. WAPO seized on three specific statements from the that speech to show how Obama hurt the gun control lobby. In the...
  • Lawmakers Nix Gun Sale Checks (VT & NH)

    03/15/2015 6:13:59 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 4 replies
    West Lebanon — Legislation that would have expanded background checks for certain gun sales in Vermont and New Hampshire was effectively killed in both Montpelier and Concord this week, though two other gun-safety measures did advance in the Vermont Senate. In Montpelier on Friday, Vermont’s Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a gun bill that would prohibit some convicted criminals from possessing weapons and require people found by a court to be a danger to themselves or others to be reported to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, according to the Associated Press. But dropped from the bill was what...
  • Brady Campaign Releases Mind-Numbingly Awful Video

    03/14/2015 8:24:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/13/2015 | Christine Rousselle
    The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and comedy video website Funny or Die released a video yesterday that asserts that certain states are complicit in gun crime and trafficking due to their gun laws. Take a look:
  • Video: Congressional Democrats demand ATF revive AR-15 bullet ban

    03/13/2015 7:49:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 13, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    If at first you don’t succeed, try try again — but don’t expect to succeed the next time either, if you’re a House Democrat looking to pass an ammunition ban. Democrats on Capitol Hill reacted with dismay and anger after the ATF retreated on a ban on AR-15 ammunition, thanks to an overwhelmingly negative public reaction to the proposal, deciding that the proposal required “further study.” They have drafted a letter to ATF director Todd Jones, demanding that he use his existing authority to ban the ammo anyway, the public be damned:(VIDEO-AT-LINK)In a draft letter first obtained by The Hill,...