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  • Tampico Arms Expo June 20-21

    05/28/2015 11:21:12 AM PDT · by TWhiteBear · 3 replies
    Liberty for All, ^ | May 28, 2015 | http://www.arms-expo.com/
    'Liberty For All Brings You ARMS EXPO 2015 Arms Expo is a gun expo and patriot campout for the whole family. Join us for two days of outdoor events, speakers, family activities, vendors, and private gun sales. Liberty Market & Gun Show Food, drink, artisan crafts, prepper supplies, firearms and gear; that's what you'll find at the Arms Expo Liberty Market & Gun Show. Vendors and citizens are free to buy and sell as they please. No constitutional infringement! Classes & Demonstrations An AR-15 build class, food storage and canning, patriot networking, self-defense, how to apply liberty to your everyday...
  • Report: Deciphering California’s assault weapon ban list

    05/28/2015 7:49:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    guns.com ^ | 5/28/2015 | Chris Eger
    Guns classified by the DOJ as “assault weapons” cannot be bought, sold or transferred in the state unless it is to a licensed dealer. Indeed, even those on the lists will eventually disappear as state law only allows for their dismantling, transfer to law enforcement, or out of state sale by their current owners, forbidding even inheritance to family members.
  • Why Can’t We Simply Carry?

    05/27/2015 4:52:35 PM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    americas1stfreedom.org ^ | 5/27/2015 | Frank Miniter
    The so-called “mainstream” media likes to spin a scary narrative of lawlessness, even of anarchy, when “permitless carry” (sometimes called “constitutional carry”) is brought before a state legislature. When the media does this, whether through ignorance or bias, they’re simply ignoring the facts. For example, Vermont, which has long had permitless carry, has also long had one of the lowest violent crime rates in the nation. States, nevertheless, can still be laboratories of democracy—even with politically incorrect gun laws. That is part of what’s going on with permitless carry. As of this writing, states with some legal form of permitless...
  • Rahm Emanuel: Epic Failure Of Chicago Gun Control Proves More Gun Control Needed

    05/27/2015 9:05:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Brietbart ^ | May 26, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Following a Memorial Day Weekend during which 12 people shot and killed and 43 more were wounded, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said a large part of the solution to the problem is more gun control. That’s right — gun control is failing miserably and the solution is more gun control.
  • Seriously: White House Suggests More Gun Control In Strict Baltimore After Bloody Memorial Day

    05/27/2015 5:54:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/27/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    When asked about the violence yesterday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest suggested more gun control was one of the solutions. “Obviously there’s some common sense things we could do – certainly passage of some gun safety laws in Congress that could keep guns out of the hands of criminals would be one thing that we could do to try to limit the violence,” Earnest said. There's just a few problems with that suggestion. Maryland already has strict gun control laws. In fact, it was just two short years ago that new gun control measures were passed through despite overwhelming...
  • Police: 6 killed, 23 wounded in Memorial Day weekend shootings

    05/24/2015 1:55:54 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Sun-Times Wire
    Six people were killed and at least 23 others—including a 4-year-old girl—have been wounded in shootings across Chicago this Memorial Day weekend, police said. The 4-year-old, identified by her family as Jacele Johnson, was shot about 8 p.m. Friday in the West Englewood neighborhood. She and her 17-year-old cousin Romare Wilson were inside an SUV in the 7000 block of South Justine when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, according to their family and Chicago Police.The girl was shot in the head and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where she was in critical condition, authorities said. The...
  • U.S. Army Raising “Concerns” Over CMP Transfers

    05/24/2015 12:41:01 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 122 replies
    FPC Blog ^ | May 24, 2015 | Evan Gillespie
    U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-Alabama) made headlines recently when he introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 1735). The amendment allows for the transfer of surplus 1911A1 handguns to the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) for sale to the general public. Last week, in response, the U.S. army released a white paper voicing “concern” over this amendment and claimed that there would be “potential negative impacts on public safety from the large amount of semi-automatic and concealable pistols that will be released for public purchase.” These concerns included the traceability of the firearms after sale, and...
  • Trump donations to Clinton Foundation add to gun owner concerns

    05/24/2015 9:47:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 33 replies
    Examiner ^ | May 15, 2015
    Potential GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and his daughter have donated “at least $105,000 to the Clinton Foundation,” The Hill reported Thursday. Contributions, per the Foundation website, “advance the work of any part of the Clinton Foundation, including the Clinton Global Initiative.”That would be the same group behind the Clinton Global Citizen Award, presented to anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg by Vice President Joe Biden for being the “most fierce and most effective advocate that we have on the matter of gun sanity.” And it’s hardly the first time Trump has come across as effectively bipolar on guns.“I love the NRA,...
  • Guns & Ammo’s Single Stack 9mm Shootout

    05/24/2015 9:45:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 66 replies
    gunsandammo.com ^ | 5/22/2015 | G&A Staff
    To help shooters make that determination, Guns & Ammo has conducted an extensive test, pitting 10 popular single stack 9mm pistols against each other in a shootout. Testers fired more than 8,000 rounds of 9mm through the 10 pistols, documenting all failures and malfunctions over the length of the test, as well as accuracy both prior to and after the test’s completion.
  • Nevada Gun Reform passes Senate and House

    05/24/2015 9:28:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 5/24/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On 22 May, 2015, the Nevada House passed SB175, a bill that combined a ban on people who have domestic violence convictions with major firearm law reforms. The domestic violence law mirrors federal law, so it will have little practical effect unless the federal law is repealed or struck down by some future court. The bill passed the Senate 14 to 5, and the Assembly, 25 to 17. Governor Sandoval is expected to sign it. I am writing this article from Nevada, and these gun law reforms are welcome. They are similar to those enacted by a number of states...
  • A bad case against gun-buy checks

    05/24/2015 9:19:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    triblive.com ^ | 5/23/2015 | Lane Filler
    If you oppose the passage of a federal law requiring background checks for gun buyers, you're endangering police officers and empowering cop killers — and you're not doing anything to protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.
  • Threats From Gun Control Supports Force Car Dealer To Drop Gun Giveaway

    05/23/2015 10:36:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 5/22/2015 | Bob Owens
    Gun control supporters have bombarded a Minnesota car dealership with angry calls and threats, forcing the dealer to pull the ad for fears that his employees were in danger:
  • What "Campus Carry" (AB148) is REALLY all about(Nevada)

    05/23/2015 10:30:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    verticalresponse.com ^ | 5/21/2015 | Chuck Muth
    But today, Republicans control both the state Senate AND the state Assembly, which means “Amanda’s Law” should finally be approved with no fuss or muss whatsoever, right? Indeed, the bill passed easily in the Assembly. But two Republican senators – for unknown reasons (the ones they give are total bull$#!+) – are trying to kill the bill: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Greg Brower, and his boss, Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson. The pair blocked a hearing and committee vote on Amanda’s Law last week before the deadline, killing its chance to get a stand-alone up-or-down vote on the Senate floor....
  • Mexican official: About 40 dead in cartel shootout

    05/23/2015 6:59:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/23/2015 | unknown
    About 40 people were killed in large-scale firefight Friday between law enforcement and criminal suspects in western Mexico, a Mexican official said. Almost all the dead were suspected criminals, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press. The gunbattle happened in an area between Michoacan and Jalisco states that is known as a stronghold of the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel, which has mounted several large-scale attacks on federal and state forces in recent weeks. A federal police official said the country’s top security officials were en route to...
  • Where's the coverage of heroes who stop mass killings?

    05/22/2015 6:59:59 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22, 2015 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Heroic citizens stopping someone from killing a large number of people don’t seem to be considered news worthy. Don’t people want to read about a brave soul risking his life by running towards the sound of gunfire while others run away? Yet, such stories never get national news coverage by the national mainstream media. While accidental gunshots get national coverage, few people have any idea how often concealed handgun permit holders stopping mass killings. The lack of news coverage allows left wing media outlets, such as Mother Jones which should know better, to falsely claim: "In not a single case...
  • Open Carry in Lordsburg, NM

    05/21/2015 9:08:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 5/21/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On my way to the NRA annual meeting, I passed through Lordburg, New Mexico on I-10. It is a convenient place to fuel the truck and myself, so I pulled into a truck stop to grab a sandwich. Open carry is protected by the New Mexico Constitution. I was carrying a Glock 17 (9mm for those who have not kept up with Glock nomenclature). The young woman behind the counter had a streak of purple hair, multiple piercings, a sizable tattoo on her right forearm, and was friendly, courteous, helpful, efficient and pleasant to speak with. I could not ask...
  • Arlington community enraged over new firearm shop opening in Cherrydale

    05/21/2015 8:47:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    wjla.com ^ | 5/21/2015 | Jay Korff
    An Arlington strip mall off Lee Highway in the Cherrydale community has everything from restaurants to salons to a frame shop.
  • Guards will no longer carry guns at Midtown Panera ("armed" guards not armed)

    05/21/2015 8:35:17 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 66 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Starting Thursday, the armed security guard at Panera Bread Co. across from Vanderbilt University will no longer be carrying a firearm. According to the manager at the 21st Avenue location, the decision comes after multiple patrons complained to corporate that the armed security agent was violating the company’s own gun policy and making them uncomfortable. One of those who complained was Lillian Hallstrand, a long-time customer of the Panera on 21st. The Director of Stewardship and Vocational Planning at Vanderbilt’s divinity school told news 2 coming to the restaurant in recent months has been unsettling since...
  • Law Blog: All Gun Owners Should Pass a Test and Get a License (Like in Chicago

    05/21/2015 6:36:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/20/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    In the wake of the outlaw biker shootout in Waco, Texas, where nine bikers were killed, the law blog Chicago Now suggested all gun owners should have to pass a test and get a license—which is what potential gun owners are also required to do in Chicago. The license Chicago gun owners get is a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card. By the way, 49 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend.
  • Democrat Pushes Bill to Create Database Of Gun Owners Via “Background Checks” Bill

    05/20/2015 7:46:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 5/20/2015 | Bob Owens
    Ugh, not this idiocy again (my bold below): A House Democrat has introduced legislation that would require sellers to obtain a background check for all guns sold at gun shows. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday reintroduced the Gun Show Loophole Closing Act, a bill long championed by former Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.),. The bill would subject anyone selling or transferring a gun to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System and require that transfers be reported to the attorney general.
  • Map of Federally Regulated Weapons(full auto+ alert!)

    05/20/2015 7:32:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    metrocosm.com ^ | 5/18/2015 | Max Galka
    In four states (New York, California, Massachusetts, and Arizona), it is illegal to carry nunchucks. Oddly, those same states have a total of 60,715 legally registered machine guns. Machine guns are one of six categories of “Title II” weapon, which are regulated federally under the National Firearms Act.
  • The Gunny: Great Snipers, Ungrateful Libs!

    They caught Clint Eastwood crossing open ground, very visible. They opened fire with everything they had. Almost every liberal media guru out there had Clint’s newest movie, American Sniper, in their sights as they unleashed barrages of reviews, newspaper and internet columns, even tweets. Their mission: to brand the movie as, “Almost Too Dumb to Criticize,” the words Rolling Stone used. The roly-poly chowhound Michael Moore tweeted, “My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren’t heroes. And invaders r worse.” There were many others. I imagine you...
  • Moms Demand: ‘Outlaw’ Biker Gangs Wouldn’t Have Guns If We Expanded Background Checks

    05/20/2015 7:04:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 76 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 5/18/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    In the wake of the Sunday shootout between outlaw biker gangs in Waco, Texas, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is stressing that outlaw biker gangs would not have guns if legislators expanded background checks. According to The Hill, Moms Demand Action’s Texas leader, Angela Turner, said, “There is no single solution to ending gun violence, but we do know that background checks on all gun sales save lives and keep guns out of the wrong hands.”
  • Time for Congress to Stop D.C.’s Anti-Gun Shenanigans

    05/20/2015 5:07:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/20/2015 | Bob Barr
    Since the landmark 2008 Heller v. District of Columbia case, which Second-Amendment lawyer Alan Gura argued before the Supreme Court, anti-gun officials in the nation’s capital have spent every waking hour trying to avoid doing what the high Court ordered be done: allow District residents to exercise their right to keep and bear arms.
  • Bloomberg To Launch Proprietary Anti-Gun Media Arm

    05/19/2015 8:14:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/18/2015 | NRA ILA
    The ceaseless torrent of anti-gun commentary from the New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, and other “mainstream” media outlets, apparently isn’t enough for billionaire firearm prohibitionist Michael Bloomberg. On May 8, Capital reported that the ex-mayor of New York is developing a “news operation” to work alongside his Everytown for Gun Safety organization in furtherance of his megalomaniacal gun control agenda.
  • Trigger warning: 10 shocking truths about gun violence

    05/19/2015 7:52:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 5/18/2015 | Iain Overton
    This weekend’s shootout between rival biker gangs in Waco, Texas has reopened the debate about gun control in the US. But experience shows this is the only country in the world that reacts to mass shootings by relaxing gun laws
  • Alarming Surge In Murders And Shootings In Baltimore ( Gun Free zone )

    05/19/2015 7:10:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    WJZ News ^ | May 18, 2015 | Christie Ileto
    City crime spike. A dramatic increase in violence in Baltimore. Dozens of shooting and murders in the last few weeks following the riots last month. Christie Ileto reports some are concerned police are hesitant to crack down after six officers were charged in the death of Freddie Gray. ... 96 homicides in Baltimore this year–an undercurrent of violence that’s up almost one-third from this time last year.
  • Judge Scullin Issues Preliminary Injunciton; D.C. Permits to be Shall Issue

    05/18/2015 8:26:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In two opinions issued today, 18 May, 2015, Judge Scullin essentially ended the Palmer v. D.C. case by refusing to issue a contempt citation against the D.C. government.  But, in another ruling on the new D.C. law, Judge Scullin issued a preliminary injunction against the enforcement of particular sections of the D.C. permit to carry law.   Those sections of the law are the ones that allow the police chief to turn down permits if they do not have "good reason" for them.  Here are the last paragraphs of the opinion: ORDERS that Defendants, their officers, agents, servants, employees,...
  • Woman Held Hostage By Naked Madman For 20 Hours Saved By Armed Neighbor [VIDEO]

    05/18/2015 3:55:45 PM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/18/2015 | Chuck Ross
    A Pennsylvania man is being hailed as a hero for rescuing a neighbor who had been beaten by her ex-boyfriend and held hostage for 20 hours. Henry Oppenheim told WTAJ that he grabbed his gun after seeing the woman being beaten on the street in Altoona Friday morning. Police say that the attacker, Henry Yancey, had held the woman, his ex-girlfriend, hostage for 20 hours and that he had beaten her throughout the night, threatened to kill her and stabbed her in the leg.
  • We need to take deadly force off table (barf alert)

    05/18/2015 5:08:13 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 34 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 16 may 2015 | Emily Mills
    I didn't envy Ismael Ozanne in the least when he took the podium for his news conference this last Tuesday. The Dane County district attorney looked visibly nervous, dabbing sweat from his face several times over the course of the long, detailed speech that led to his eventual rationale for and decision not to press criminal charges against Madison police officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of biracial teenager Tony Robinson. Ozanne is himself biracial, his mother a black woman who was involved in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during the Freedom Summer of 1964. Ozanne become the first...
  • Oregon Gun Owners Plan Noncompliance Rally

    05/17/2015 1:17:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Gateway ^ | May 16, 2015 | Michael Strickland
    Now that Oregon’s SB 941 has been signed by the Governor, gun rights activists have banded together and are organizing a facebook event page for a rally entitled “SB 941 I Will Not Comply Demonstration“. The rally is set for May 30th, at the Capitol building in Salem, and will feature a host of speakers. SB 941 is the “universal background check” bill, meaning that if you want to trade guns with your next door neighbor whom you’ve known for 10 years, you must both submit yourselves to background checks and get permission from the state police before the exchange...
  • Everytown Not Telling the Whole Story on NC Background Checks

    05/17/2015 9:34:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    triangletactical.ne ^ | 5/17/2015 | unknown
    The trouble with the ad is that they aren’t being completely honest about background checks. The ad makes it seem that if HB562 were to pass, there would no longer be any background checks for handgun purchases in NC. Unfortunately for Everytown, background checks for purchasing a handgun from a dealer is a federal law, which isn’t affected by the North Carolina HB562.
  • Democrats Push Bans and Reporting Requirements for Online Ammo Sales

    05/17/2015 7:46:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/16/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Democrats are pushing legislation which bans online ammunition sales that do not include a face-to-face exchange of IDs and which requires ammunition dealers to report any purchases of more than 1,000 rounds.
  • Dem Rep Wins ‘Top Gun’ In Shooting Competition, Calls For More Gun Control

    05/17/2015 7:40:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/16/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Representative Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) (D-CA-5th Dist) won “Top Gun” at the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation annual shooting competition this past week then commented on his hopes for the passage of more gun control. Thompson stood with Gabby Giffords on March 4 and reintroduced Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) failed expanded background check legislation. It has gone nowhere fast since that time.
  • For Isla Vista victim's father, advocating stricter gun laws 'not a choice'

    05/16/2015 10:26:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 5/15/2015 | Robin Abcarian
    You may not know the name Richard Martinez, but you certainly remember his howl of pain after his only child, Christopher Michaels-Martinez, was slain during a horrific night of violence in Isla Vista nearly a year ago. Martinez, with his distinctive gray beard and dark hair, spoke in public the day after a mentally ill young man killed six people and injured 14 others before killing himself. His rage and grief were hard to watch, but impossible to ignore.
  • Ammo Test: DoubleTap 9mm 77-grain Lead-free for Compact Handguns

    05/16/2015 10:07:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    mygunculture.com ^ | 5/15/2015 | Tom McHale
    Do you suffer from a short barrel? Unfortunately, this problem afflicts millions of gun totin’ Americans. With the explosive growth of pocket .380 ACP pistols like the Kel-Tec, Ruger LCP, Smith & Wesson Bodyguard and Glock 42, just to name a few, gun makers just had to up the power level as their next move. .380’s are still everywhere, but now we have a new crop of compact 9mm guns. Whether you carry a Smith & Wesson M&P Shield, Beretta Nano, Sig P938 or one of the many other pocket nine’s, you’re probably dealing with a short barrel. And by...
  • Cashing in: Retailers, ranges take aim at female gun owners

    05/16/2015 9:45:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    reviewjournal.com ^ | 5/13/2015 | JAN HOGAN
    “I became a single mom, and I had a little boy,” she said, “and there are crazy things happening in the world. I felt it was up to me to protect myself (and him) in some of those situations you hear about in the media all the time. I’m no superhero. I appreciate people who are — who run to the gunshots and not away — and I don’t know if that’s necessarily my (method of operation), but I do feel empowered that if my son or I were in a situation that threatened our safety, that I could defend...
  • The .357 Magnum for Survival: You Can’t Do Better

    05/16/2015 9:12:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 114 replies
    alloutdoor.com ^ | 5/13/2015 | Pat Cascio
    As a martial arts/firearms’ instructor, I’m often asked what constitutes the “best” gun for a survival situation. My stock answer is, “A good .357 Magnum stainless steel revolver with a 4-inch barrel.” However, when asked this question at other times, I’ll simply tell the person that the gun they are carrying is the “best” because it’s what they are carrying at the time they might need it. But really, when it comes to the .357 Magnum, there isn’t a better gun/ammo combination anyone could ask for in an all-around “best” gun set-up. I don’t make this statement lightly, either. The...
  • Peruta En Banc oral arguments to be heard in San Francisco on 16 June, 2015

    05/16/2015 6:02:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Oral arguments will be heard before the En Banc panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, 16 June, 2015.   The hearing will take place at 3:30 p.m. in Courtroom One at the James R. Browning Courthouse, 95 Seventh Street in San Francisco.  I have not seen what judges have been selected for the En Banc panel.  According to Ninth Circuit procedure, there will be 11 members.  I am sure that the oral arguments will be well covered.  The crux of Peruta is whether the right the keep and bear arms extends outside of the home.   The...
  • Legislation Would Ease Gun Restrictions for Military Spouses

    05/15/2015 1:09:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 14, 2015
    Military spouses could be able to purchase a handgun in any state without first becoming a resident if recently proposed legislation is passed into law. Under current federal law, active duty service members can purchase handguns in any state without proving they are state residents. But that law does not extend to their spouses, who must first establish state residency before making a firearm purchase. The legislation, offered by Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Va., would change that. His proposed rules would put active duty service members and their spouses on equal footing when purchasing a firearm. Rigell drafted the legislation in...
  • If You Support A Law That Is Based On Racism, Are You A Racist?

    05/15/2015 9:17:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    onlygunsandmoney.blogspot.com ^ | 5/13/2015 | John Richardson
    The headline to this post is meant to be provocative. In the last couple of days, I have received numerous emails from gun prohibitionists groups and have seen Everyday Moms for Illegal Mayors launch a media campaign all of which is intended to keep in place North Carolina's pistol purchase permit system. § 14-402 and § 14-403 of the North Carolina General Statutes were originally passed in 1919 and gave the Clerk of the Superior Court (later given to the Sheriff) of each North Carolina county the power to determine just who of their county's residents would be eligible to...
  • Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly Rewarded with Harvard Speaking Gig (hurl alert!)

    05/14/2015 9:39:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/13/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Gun control proponents Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly will speak on Class Day at Harvard Law School on May 27, despite their string of epic defeats. Giffords–a former congresswoman from Arizona’s 2nd District–was shot on January 8, 2011, after Jared Loughner passed a background check to acquire his handgun. She and Kelly have since founded the gun control PAC “Americans for Responsible Solutions” to push Congress to expand background checks so that every gun purchaser in the country is forced to pass the same background Loughner passed.
  • How Much Did It Cost Bloomberg to Force Gun Control on Oregonians?

    05/14/2015 8:54:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/14/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    When the Oregon Senate passed expanded background checks on April 14, it marked a change from 2013 and 2014–when the same type of legislation was taken up but defeated without even making it to the floor for a vote. What was the difference in 2015? One huge differences was the influx of Michael Bloomberg’s money into the state, which showed itself not only in the establishment of an apparatus to help gun control candidates get elected but also in gifts to gun control senator Chuck Riley (D-Hillsboro).
  • Dems Have A Bunch of New Ideas to Stop You From Buying Ammunition

    05/14/2015 8:22:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 5/13/2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Thirty-one House Democrats have proposed legislation that would prevent people from buying ammunition online, and would instead require all purchases to be made in person — a change they admit is aimed at preventing people from buying “unlimited” ammunition over the Internet.
  • The real danger to kids this summer (it's not guns)

    05/14/2015 7:22:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/14/2015 | Ted Nugent
    According to the Centers for Disease Control, drowning is the leading cause of death for kids 1-4 years old and is the second-leading cause of unintentional deaths for kids 1-14 years old. As many as 5,000 kids 14 years old and younger are hospitalized each year due to drowning-related incidents, 20 percent of whom suffer lifelong neurological disabilities. Wow. And Mr. Obama has worked overtime to convince Americans that kids are being slaughtered with guns.
  • New Jersey looks at throwing in the towel on “smart gun” law

    05/13/2015 12:50:06 PM PDT · by HammerT · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 13, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Some possible good news on the Second Amendment front is emerging from New Jersey. One of the most intrusive (and frankly, unworkable) gun control laws in the country may be heading for the scrapyard as legislators in the Garden State slowly come to the realization that they just can’t force everyone to have “smart guns” instead of conventional firearms. Leading Democratic state lawmakers are seriously considering scrapping New Jersey’s longstanding but never-implemented law requiring all handguns sold in the state feature “smart gun” technology that allows only the weapon’s owners to fire them, NJ Advance Media has learned. There are...
  • The government’s arms race is against the American people

    05/13/2015 10:15:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/13/15 | Doug Book
    Democrats have spent years believing that one more left-wing justice on the Supreme Court will enable them to overturn the 2nd Amendment. And should they succeed, our most important inalienable right–the one which has secured the continued existence of all the others–would cease to exist. Of course, it’s no use telling liberals that the Bill of Rights doesn’t work that way; that inalienable—that is, God-given–rights can’t be voted, legislated or ruled out of existence. It’s no use because in their collectivist mind the left will have acquired the Holy Grail: constitutional permission to disarm the American people. The question is...
  • Anti-Gun Democrat Lawmaker Blasts Girlfriend’s Car With Shotgun

    05/12/2015 5:20:11 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 22 replies
    http://bearingarms.com ^ | May 11, 2015 | Bob Owens
    (Excerpt) One thing we’ve noticed about supporters of gun control is that they tend project their own temper/impulse control/mental health shortcomings onto others. That is, they know that they don’t have the temperament to avoid using firearms when angry, and since they can’t control themselves, they assume everyone else has the same deficiencies. It seems like one of those anti-gun Democrats in Detroit proved his own inability to control his temper early Sunday morning, as he blasted away with a shotgun to his girlfriend’s car over what should have been a simple domestic argument: Sources told Local 4 state...
  • Los Angeles Gun Turn In 'buy back' Cheats Many Innocents

    05/11/2015 9:43:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 5/11/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    You can see some classic handguns that were turned in in the picture above. A 1911 type with what an early green Teflon type finish. It is probably worth about $500. The finish was a custom job popular in the 1980's and later. There are two classic Colt revolvers that seem to be in excellent condition. One is a Detective Special, the other, an early Officers Model. They are worth about $600 and $1,200 respectively, far more than the $100 gift card that was received. It is hard to say what other treasures there might be under the jumble of...
  • Going Beyond the Usual Arguments About Gun Safety

    05/11/2015 9:29:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 5/11/2015 | Mike Weisser
    This week a new gun safety campaign was launched by Everytown and Moms Demand Action called Be Smart, and you can usually judge the value of such efforts by the degree to which the pro-gun media weighs in on the other side. They weighed in right away with multiple blogs and, as always, the infantile Breitbart response. And one of the pro-gun bloggers got it right when she wrote that "allowing the anti-gun side to control the gun safety message is a big mistake."