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  • The enemy within (Sidney Blumenthal alert)

    03/09/2005 7:44:34 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 46 replies · 1,317+ views
    The Guardian ^ | March 10, 2005 | Sidney Blumenthal
    How an Americanist devoted to destroying international alliances became the US envoy to the UNIn the heat of the battle over the Florida vote after the 2000 US presidential election, a burly, mustachioed man burst into the room where the ballots for Miami-Dade County were being tabulated, like John Wayne barging into a saloon for a shoot-out. "I'm with the Bush-Cheney team, and I'm here to stop the count," drawled John Bolton. And those ballots from Miami-Dade were not counted.Now that same John Bolton has been named by President Bush as the US ambassador to the UN. "If I were...
  • North Carolina Governor Vetos Volunteer Security in Churches Co-Located with Schools

    07/09/2020 6:04:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 6 July, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    On 2 July, 2020, the Democrat Governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper, vetoed Bill H652, also known as “The Second Amendment Protection Act”. From the Bill: AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO HAS A CONCEALED CARRY HANDGUN PERMIT MAY CARRY A HANDGUN ON EDUCATIONAL PROPERTY THAT IS THE LOCATION OF BOTH A SCHOOL AND A PLACE OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP AND TO ENACT THE 2ND AMENDMENT PROTECTION ACT OF 2020.H625 has three other mild and incremental reforms of North Carolina weapons law. Allows a person who allowed their permit to carry to lapse, to renew it within 60 days...
  • 5 teenagers shot at Fairfax Co. (VA) apartment complex

    07/07/2020 11:07:23 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 48 replies
    WTOP News ^ | July 7, 2020 | Jose Umana and Valerie Bonk
    Police are searching for a gunman who shot five people, all teenagers, inside a Fairfax County, Virginia, apartment building early Tuesday morning. The incident happened around 1 a.m. in an apartment complex on the 7900 block of Janna Lee Avenue, in the Alexandria section of Fairfax. After receiving multiple phone calls, officers arrived at the scene to find all five victims suffering from gunshot injuries. Numerous rounds were fired during the incident, and the alleged shooter fled the scene before police arrived. The victims, three females and two males, ranged between 14 to 19 years old. They were all treated...
  • Gun background checks hit record high in June, a sign of booming sales, FBI reveals

    07/01/2020 5:51:25 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 38 replies
    Firearm-related background checks reached 3.9 million in June, the most since the tracking system was created more than two decades ago amid multiple crises in the coronavirus pandemic, an economic downfall and protests over police brutality and racial injustice. The lastest numbers are the most since the FBI began tracking such checks in 1998. More than 19 million checks -- a key barometer for gun sales -- were conducted in the first half of 2020, more than all of 2012 and many years prior. Gun sales usually see an uptick in presidential election years over fears an incoming president could...
  • Chicago weekend violence: At least 106 people shot, 13 fatally

    06/22/2020 1:34:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | JUNE 22, 2020 | By PAIGE FRY, JEREMY GORNER and JESSICA VILLAGOMEZ
    At least 106 people were shot in Chicago, 13 of them fatally, from midafternoon Friday through early Monday, according to city officials and Tribune data. It is the most people shot in one weekend since at least 2012 but not the deadliest this year, after more than 20 were killed over the last weekend in May, according to data compiled by the Tribune. Twelve of those shot this past weekend were younger than 18 years old. Five of those children died.
  • Stabbing in Giddings, TX

    06/22/2020 9:00:35 AM PDT · by Remys1 · 34 replies
    Giddings Times & News ^ | June 22, 2020
    MULTIPLE STABBING VICTIMS IN GIDDINGS -- Lee County EMS was called to 2 different locations within minutes this morning as 3 different victims had been stabbed in the neck. THE SUSPECT IS IN CUSTODY. **** UPDATE **** Victims were at 77 & Independence, and Waco St & Independence. Suspect was apprehended near Simmang Park, and believed to be deceased.
  • SCOTUS Gun Case Denials Signal Conservative Justices Don’t Trust Roberts With The Second Amendment

    06/17/2020 7:13:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 17, 2020 | Lawrence Keane
    The fact that four justices who complained that the court needed to hear Second Amendment cases passed on 10 chances to do so tells us much about the courtÂ’s 'swing vote.' The U.S. Supreme CourtÂ’s decision to pass on nearly a dozen gun-rights-related cases is breathtaking, not in the denial of hearing any, but in the seeming admission that the conservative associate justices think Chief Justice John Roberts canÂ’t be trusted to protect the Bill of Rights.The nationÂ’s top court denied writ of certiorari to 10 cases. The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the firearm industry trade association, submitted amicus curiae...
  • Over 2M new gun owners reported in first half of 2020

    06/17/2020 2:57:04 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 27 replies
    More than 2 million Americans became first-time gun owners in the first half of 2020, officials reported. The National Rifle Association tweeted the news late Wednesday, referencing data released earlier in the week by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a firearms trade group.
  • Pelosi renews gun control push on anniversary of Pulse nightclub shooting

    06/12/2020 11:05:53 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 100 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/12/2020 | Morgan Phillips
    After weeks of focusing on a call for police reform, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., renewed her push for gun control Friday — the four-year anniversary of the deadly shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fla.
  • Trayvon Martin’s mother running for public office in Florida

    06/11/2020 2:42:00 PM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 11, 2020 | Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    Sybrina Fulton announced this week that she will run for the Miami-Dade Commission District 1 seat currently held by outgoing Commissioner Barbara Jordan, she announced on Twitter. “At first, I didn’t want to be the voice for Trayvon after he died,” Fulton said on her campaign website. “But I decided I have no choice. Now I’m called to act and called to serve.”
  • DA: South Philly gun shop owner 'justified' in shooting of 2 burglars, killing 1

    06/11/2020 10:09:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Fox29.com ^ | 5 June, 2020 | Staff
    PHILADELPHIA - District Attorney Larry Krasner on Friday announced charges against one of several men accused of attempted robbery at a South Philadelphia gun shop earlier this week, only to be met by a gun-wielding owner who fatally shot one and wounded another. Krasner also said the owner's actions were "justified." "The facts we know and the law are clear that the business owner’s use of force while inside his own property against a burglar accompanied by others who was entering with a gun in his hand was justified," the D.A. stated in a news release. "It is fortunate for...
  • Just Like That, Gun Control Support and COVID-19 Died This Week

    06/07/2020 8:15:06 AM PDT · by upchuck · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 7, 2020 | Clarice Feldman
    After watching hundreds (including Michigan Governor Whitmer and other political figures who placed the rest of us in lockdowns) marching, screaming shouting -- without social distancing and often without masks -- it’s going to be hard to persuade us that even normal social contact will infect us and those around us with COVID-19. After watching the police hamstrung by these same politicians as their cities were looted and burned and they and civilians were severely injured and killed, gun sales are soaring. Without law and order it’s each man for himself. With our biggest cities boarded up and devastated, flight...
  • Just Like That, Gun Control Support and COVID-19 Died This Week

    06/07/2020 8:20:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 7, 2020 | Clarice Feldman
    After watching hundreds (including Michigan Governor Whitmer and other political figures who placed the rest of us in lockdowns) marching, screaming shouting -- without social distancing and often without masks -- it’s going to be hard to persuade us that even normal social contact will infect us and those around us with COVID-19. After watching the police hamstrung by these same politicians as their cities were looted and burned and they and civilians were severely injured and killed, gun sales are soaring. Without law and order it’s each man for himself. With our biggest cities boarded up and devastated, flight...
  • NICS in May, 2020, President Trump, Greatest Gun Salesman, Ever?

    06/07/2020 5:39:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 5 June, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    The National Instant background Check System (NICS) numbers have been released for May, 2020. As expected, they are breaking records. They are, at 3,066,740, the second-largest single month for NICS checks, ever, only exceeded by December, 2015.The continuing, growing number of NICS checks for carry permits and carry permit rechecks, renders the total number of NICS less and less related to the total number of firearms sold. The FBI allows access to a breakdown of what the checks are done for, by type of firearm purchased. By adding those numbers, we can obtain a good approximation of the total number...
  • ‘B*tch’ Singer Meredith Brooks Rips Garcetti: All My Artists Friends in LA Bought Guns

    06/07/2020 12:32:21 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 06 2020 | DAVID NG
    Singer-songwriter Meredith Brooks is calling out Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for the city’s permissive attitude toward crime, saying that it has forced her friends to buy guns to protect themselves and has caused residents to flee the city. Her criticism comes as L.A. is still reeling from the widespread looting stemming from violent rioting during the past week. The city’s tense situation was made worse by Mayor Garcetti’s plan to slash the LAPD budget by as much as $150 million. The mayor also called LAPD officers “killers” at a recent meeting with local black leaders. Meredith Brooks said in...
  • Riots, Violence, Retreating Police: Gun Sales Expected to Set New Records… Again

    06/06/2020 5:25:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 1 June, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    There is nothing quite like mob violence, the retreat of the police, riots and the burning of public buildings and private property, to fuel gun sales. An American cityabandoning a Police Station to the leftist mob and almost losing a second! In just a few days, we will see the May figures for gun sales as told by the National Instant background Check System (NICS) I have been watching to purchase a Kel Tec P17 pistol, to try it out; they are being snapped up as quickly as they hit the shelves. Many of Palmetto Arms AR15 clones are out...
  • Retired Milwaukee police chief's 2014 viral video spreads online again amid George Floyd unrest (must see/read)

    06/04/2020 2:31:14 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 04 2020 | Frank Miles
    In wake of the death of George Floyd, a black man who pleaded for air as a white Minneapolis officer held a knee on his neck, a viral video from 2014 of Milwaukee’s former police chief Ed Flynn began to spread again around the web. The video, filmed by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Ashley Luthern, got thousands of likes and retweets including from Donald Trump Jr., son of President Trump, who retweeted it while stating "This is a must watch and RT. This is the difference between the truth and the narrative the media runs with. Why won’t the media...
  • “America has a gun problem,” they said. We‘ve had the gun control narrative screamed at us like crazy for over a decade.

    06/04/2020 8:16:21 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    ThreadReaderApp.com ^ | June 2, 2020 | J.R. Holmsted
    “America has a gun problem,” they said. We‘ve had the gun control narrative screamed at us like crazy for over a decade. Americans cannot be trusted with firearms & would likely “shoot first” in all kinds of situations, especially those they perceive as threatening. 1/ And definitely those that involve minorities. Trigger happy & whatnot. The gun situation is obviously highly dangerous, right? Well American cities are knee deep in protests, riots, & destruction. Yet shootings in response are crazy low. 2/ If ever there was a time such irresponsible, gun wielding Americans would go nuts, it would be now....
  • California Exploits Ammunition Background Checks to Confiscate Guns

    06/04/2020 6:17:10 AM PDT · by cowpoke · 16 replies
    The Beacon ^ | 5/26/2020 | K. Lloyd Billingsley
    Since last July 1, California has required background checks for those purchasing firearm ammunition. As we noted, by December 2019 the state had run 345,000 background checks and rejected 62,000 Californians legally entitled to purchase ammunition, including off-duty sheriff’s deputies purchasing shotgun shells to hunt ducks. Officials blamed glitches in the system, but for Ari Freilich of the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, the system was working as intended, as a “red flag” law allowing seizure of weapons from those who have committed no crime. As it turns out, Freilich was on to something. Last month, the state...
  • Gov. Northam Can’t Help Himself, Picks Gun Control Over Virus Control

    06/01/2020 9:16:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 1, 2020 | Lawrence Keane
    Gun control legislation has been all the rage in Richmond since Democrats took over the Virginia General Assembly last November. The Democratic majority teamed with Gov. Ralph Northam in their ambitious efforts to cross items off the gun control checklist, such as enacting a “red flag” law, banning private firearm transfers, reviving a handgun purchase limit, and even implementing a modern sporting rifle ban that was thankfully defeated in committee — for now. It should come as no surprise, then, that the governor who wouldn’t let his past use of blackface stop his political pandering would also not let a...