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  • Obama Administration Releases Latest Executive Gun Control

    07/30/2016 12:17:51 AM PDT · by griffin · 52 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 7/27/2016 | NRA-ILA
    On Friday, July 22, just as members of his party were gathering in Philadelphia to coronate Hillary Clinton as their presidential nominee, the Obama Administration once again released a sweeping gun control measure by executive fiat. This time the bad news came via the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), which is primarily responsible for administering the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and its implementing rules, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The upshot is that DDTC is labeling commercial gunsmiths as “manufacturers” for performing relatively simple work such as threading a barrel or fabricating a...
  • Gun Violence (Letter to the editor)

    07/29/2016 11:57:23 AM PDT · by rey · 25 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 29 July 2016
    Gun violence EDITOR: Columbine and Sandy Hook parents remain numb with grief, as are the families and colleagues in San Bernardino. We weep for Charleston. Muslims are challenged to reclaim their religion. All guns create terror. All gun violence is a hate crime. Perhaps the leadership we desperately need will arise, yet again, from the gay community; this time, for gun control. MICHELINE JUSTMAN Santa Rosa
  • Anti-Second Amendment Groups Seek Camouflage to Sell Infringments

    07/29/2016 6:07:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Those who seek to disarm the public have always had a hidden agenda.  In the middle and early 60’s the assault was more open.  With each new assault the public grew more educated and the fallacies of the anti-Second Amendment arguments were exposed. As public support waned, those who hate an empowered public, have grown more desparate and more disingenuous.In 1976, Pete Shields was open about his desire for a general confiscation: “The first problem is to slow down the increasing number of handguns being produced and sold in this country. The second is to get handguns registered. And...
  • Hillary Clinton: 'I'm Not Here to Take Away Your Guns'

    07/29/2016 5:13:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 83 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 29, 2016 | 4:58 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Hillary Clinton devoted part of her speech Thursday night to guns, telling the Democrat National Convention, “If we’re serious about keeping our country safe, we…can’t afford to have a president who's in the pocket of the gun lobby.” “I’m not here to repeal the Second Amendment. I’m not here to take away your guns. I just don’t want you to be shot by someone who shouldn’t have a gun in the first place,” Clinton said. She once again called for “common-sense reforms” to “keep guns out of the hands of criminals, terrorists and all other who would do us harm,”...
  • Do Democrats want to disarm minorities?

    07/28/2016 8:51:56 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 28, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    On Tuesday night, the mother of Trayvon Martin praised Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia for having “the courage to lead the fight for common-sense gun legislation.” Numerous other speakers also raised the gun control issue at the DNC, too. But Wednesday night was clearly “gun night.” From Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) to former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey to former Representative Gabby Giffords and her husband, NASA Astronaut Mark Kelly to others, a string of speakers pushed for more gun control. When President Obama addressed the crowd he also pushed the notion of changing background checks...
  • Switzerland, land of peace, sees gun sales soar after terror attacks

    07/28/2016 1:48:47 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    Link only per rules.
  • New evidence confirms what gun rights advocates have said for a long time about crime

    07/27/2016 9:08:48 AM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    WAPO ^ | July 27, 2016 | Christopher Ingraham
    Lawful gun owners commit less than a fifth of all gun crimes, according to a novel analysis released this week by the University of Pittsburgh. In the study, led by epidemiologist Anthony Fabio of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health, researchers partnered with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police to trace the origins of all 893 firearms that police recovered from crime scenes in the year 2008.They found that in approximately 8 out of 10 cases, the perpetrator was not a lawful gun owner but rather in illegal possession of a weapon that belonged to someone else. The researchers were...
  • Kesha At Democrat Rally: We Decide Who Gets (bleeping) Weapons

    07/27/2016 10:48:55 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 72 replies
    <p>Pop singer Kesha is pushing gun control, saying no one can “control every single person” but “we can control…who we give the f**king weapons to.”</p>
  • AR-15 maker pours $150,000 into anti-Hillary, pro-gun campaign

    07/27/2016 8:52:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 7/25/2016 | Paul Bedard
    popular firearms company that makes AR-15-style rifles has donated an eye-popping $150,000 to the arms industry's "#GunVote" campaign to stop Democrat Hillary Clinton and liberal gun control measures. O.F. Mossberg & Sons Inc. put its support in the campaign headed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation which heads the campaign.
  • Ed Rendell to Democrats: Time to Be ‘Single-Issue’ Gun Control Voters

    07/27/2016 7:08:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/27/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell (D) tells a gathering of activists in Philadelphia it’s time for Democrats to be “single issue” voters for gun control. The gathering was co-hosted by the PA SAFE Caucus, “Everytown for Gun Safety, American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention, CeaseFirePA,” and Gabby Giffords’s gun control group, Americans for Responsible Solutions. According to Daily Local News, Rendell said, “If we’re going to make progress, the message we have to take is that we’re going to be single-issue voters. I don’t care about e-mails or anything else, (but) we need to vote for Hillary Clinton because...
  • CLINTON, DEMS PUT GUN CONTROL AT CENTER OF CONVENTION STAGE

    07/26/2016 4:26:59 PM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    AP ^ | July 26, 2016 | KEN THOMAS AND CATHERINE LUCEY
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- With mothers of police violence victims on the stage and anti-gun protesters in the streets, Hillary Clinton and Democrats are giving gun control and efforts to curb police violence a starring role at their summer convention. "They're too easily accessible to everyone, even children. You can go out on the street and get a gun," said Terrez McCleary of Philadelphia, who lost her 21-year-old daughter to gun violence in 2009 and was among a few hundred people held a rally against gun violence Tuesday in Philadelphia's Logan Square.
  • Petitions Cleared In Push Against California Gun Laws

    07/26/2016 3:16:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    cbs2la ^ | July 26, 2016 2:05 PM
    State officials have certified petitions that opponents of stricter gun regulations can now circulate in California to overturn recent laws that expanded background checks to buy guns and ammunition and attempted to curb the sale of rapid-reloading firearms. The effort could be a longshot, however, as more than 365,000 signatures are needed on each of six separate petitions by Sept. 29 to qualify for the November 2018 ballot. Barry Bahrami of Carlsbad submitted the petitions. He did not return phone or email messages Tuesday. Craig DeLuz, a lobbyist for the Firearms Policy Coalition, said he knows of no financial backers...
  • Smith & Wesson Sets Its Sights On Crimson Trace In $95 Mil Buyout

    Smith & Wesson (SWHC) rose sharply Tuesday after the top U.S. firearms maker late Monday said in a filing that it's buying Crimson Trace for $95 million cash. Crimson Trace makes laser sights for guns. One of Crimson Trace's products is LiNQ, which the company touts as the world's first wireless laser sight and LED white light for certain types of modern sporting rifles.
  • Police: Robbery suspect shot by victim in Wynnefield (LTCF/CCW Holder)

    07/26/2016 1:44:02 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 9 replies
    But it was not the suspect who fired. Police say he had come across another man and attempted to rob him. Turns out, the intended victim had a license to carry and pulled out his own gun. Philadelphia police Captain Drew Techner said, "This male pulled out his own weapon and fired what we believe to be three shots." The suspect was hit multiple times and taken to the hospital in critical condition. While he was in surgery, detectives were out on the scene collecting evidence. Ward Chairman Steve Jones wants to send the message that the violence needs to...
  • Dr. Dre cited on gun charge following driveway encounter

    07/26/2016 8:17:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/26/2016 | unkinown
    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Dre has been cited after a man says the rapper pointed a handgun at him. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the man told them he was parked outside a Malibu, California, home when Dre ordered him to leave and showed a gun. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, told sheriff's deputies he didn't have a gun and that the man was blocking his driveway. He says the man moved his car but parked nearby. He says the man drove off after Dre recorded video of him.
  • USA on Track for Most Gun Sales This Year

    07/26/2016 4:40:02 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 8 replies
    Terrorism fears appear to be pushing more Americans to buy guns. FBI data show this was the busiest June ever for firearms dealers. Tom Hand continues to be busy–at his gun and pawn shop in Daphne. “People are concerned with their own safety and are still interested in carrying guns for their own personal defense outside of their home,” said Tom Hand with Goldmine Pawn. The Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando last month marked the single largest mass shooting in American history. That helped make June the busiest June on record for gun dealers with background checks up nearly 40-percent...
  • Michelle Obama To DNC: ‘Big Men With Guns’ Took Our Daughters To School

    07/25/2016 10:32:45 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 25, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    During her July 25 speech at the Democrat National Convention, Michelle Obama talked about moving into the White House and watching “big men with guns” take their daughters to school. She said this by describing life after taking up residence in the White House. She recalled her daughters “setting off for their first day at their new school,” adding, “I will never forget that winter morning as I watched our girls–just seven and ten years old–pile into those black SUVs with all those big men with guns.” The audience responded with a warm applause as Mrs. Obama talked about seeing...
  • Philly Cops Blast Hillary Over Black Lives Matter & Co.

    07/25/2016 7:50:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Academia.org ^ | July 25, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Philly Cops Blast Hillary Over Black Lives Matter & Co. July 25, 2016, Malcolm A. Kline The media and academia may regard them as a source of multicultural wisdom but local police have to look at what groups like Black Lives Matter actually do. “The Fraternal Order of Police is insulted and will not soon forget that the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton are excluding the widows, and other family members of Police Officers killed in the line of duty who were victims of explicit, and not implied racism and ‘being on duty in blue,’” John J. McNesby, President of...
  • Gabby Giffords Coaches Hillary Clinton On How To BS Voters On Gun Control

    07/24/2016 7:45:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    downtrend.com/ ^ | 7/21/2016 | Brian Anderson
    Gun Control has been a losing political issue on the national stage for as long as there have been guns and elections. Democrats however are stupid and think this year things are going to be different. The problem is “gun control” sounds so fascist and Americans are kind of attached to their rights so a liberal think tank led by Gabby Giffords’ anti-gun group has come up with ways that democrats like Hillary Clinton can bullshit voters into thinking their unconstitutional efforts are something other than what they are. Politico reports that Giffords’ Americans For Responsible Solutions along with other...
  • AP Poll: Americans Disapprove of Obama’s Handling of Gun Laws, Believe Gun Ownership Makes Us Safer

    07/24/2016 7:01:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/23/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    An Associated Press (AP) poll released July 23 shows that 59 percent of Americans disapprove of President Obama’s handling of gun laws, and an even greater majority, 62 percent, believe owning a gun makes people safer by “preventing them from becoming victims of crime.” The poll also shows that 53 percent of Americans support national reciprocity for concealed carry permits. National reciprocity renders a concealed carry permit issued in one state valid in every state. An overwhelming majority of respondents also said a “high priority” for law enforcement should be “cracking down on people who own guns illegally” and “cracking...
  • AP Poll: Support grows among Americans for stricter gun laws

    07/23/2016 1:54:38 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 47 replies
    AP ^ | 23 July 2016 | By LISA MARIE PANE and RYAN J. FOLEY
    Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also are pessimistic that change will happen anytime soon, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
  • AP POLL: SUPPORT GROWS AMONG AMERICANS FOR STRICTER GUN LAWS

    07/23/2016 8:39:58 AM PDT · by PROCON · 79 replies
    AP ^ | July 23, 2016 | LISA MARIE PANE AND RYAN J. FOLEY
    Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also are pessimistic that change will happen anytime soon, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. Nearly two-thirds of respondents expressed support for stricter laws, with majorities favoring nationwide bans on the sale of semi-automatic assault weapons such as the AR-15 and on the sale of high-capacity magazines holding 10 or more bullets.
  • Did Healey’s gun ban backfire? (2,251 Armalite Rifles's sold in one day)

    07/23/2016 3:49:01 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 49 replies
    NATICK — Massachusetts gun dealers sold more than 2,000 military-style rifles Wednesday — nearly one-quarter of the total sold last year — after Attorney General Maura Healey moved to bar semiautomatic rifles that have been altered slightly to evade the state’s assault weapons ban. The 2,251 assault rifles snapped up in a gun-buying frenzy represented a remarkable uptick from the 132 sold Tuesday and the 51 sold Monday, before Healey announced her ban. The numbers were first reported by Commonwealth Magazine.
  • BREAKING: Massachusetts Attorney General Bans Sales of All New "Assault Weapons" As of Today

    07/20/2016 3:25:35 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    Truth About Guns ^ | July 20, 2016 | Robert Farago
    After the usual "assault rifles" are "weapon of war" used by "mass murderers" anti-AR agitprop, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey dropped this bombshell at The Boston Globe. The Massachusetts assault weapons ban mirrors the federal ban Congress allowed to expire in 2004. It prohibits the sale of specific weapons like the Colt AR-15 and AK-47 and explicitly bans "copies or duplicates" of those weapons. But gun manufacturers have taken it upon themselves to define what a "copy" or "duplicate" weapon is. They market "state compliant" copycat versions of their assault weapons to Massachusetts buyers. They sell guns without a flash...
  • Massachusetts AG Decides to Dictate Gun Law

    07/20/2016 3:28:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Attorney General of Massachusetts, Maura Healy, has decided that she can dictate law without recourse to the legislature or the courts.  She has decided to unilaterally change the definition of what is and is not an “assault weapon” in the law.Crimes committed with all rifles are exeedingly rare in Massachusetts.  2014, is the lastest year we have records for in the FBI Uniform Crime Report. In 2014, no murders with rifles of any kind, let alone “assault weapons” were recorded in Massachusetts. Yes, you read correctly.  Zero.  Ziltch. Nada.  If there had been a single crime committed in...
  • Man fatally shoots teen forcing his way into home, gets muder (sic) charge

    07/20/2016 8:10:44 AM PDT · by PROCON · 75 replies
    guns.com ^ | July 19, 2016 | Jennifer Cruz
    A Massachusettes man was charged with murder after he shot and killed a 15-year-old boy who was trying to force his way inside the man’s Chicopee, Massachusetts, home Saturday afternoon. Jeffery Lovell, 42, called the police to report what he believed was a break-in in progress just before 1 p.m. According to reports from the Chicopee Police Department, three teens went to Lovell’s home and began banging on the front door repeatedly. Lovell said he attempted to communicate with the youths through the door, but was unsuccessful. As the banging continued, Lovell believed the teens were trying to break...
  • Man attacks passengers with axe and knife on train in Germany

    07/18/2016 4:00:42 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 44 replies
    A man armed with an axe has attacked around 20 passengers on a train in northern Bavaria, according to local police. Three people were seriously injured and one person sustained lightinjuries before the attacker was shot by police, a police spokesperson told local newspaper Main Post. According to Bavaria’s interior minister, Joachim Herrmann, the attacker was a 17-year-old Afghan citizen.
  • The government is treating working class whites with guns as the enemy. I wonder why.

    07/18/2016 6:55:35 AM PDT · by Toaster tank · 27 replies
    The Burning Platform blog ^ | July 14, 2016 | Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog,
    The statistics in the chart below are representative of every Democrat controlled urban ****hole city in America. Obama and his anti-gun activist minions are peddling a false narrative about guns because they understand most Americans are dumber than a sack of hammers and easily manipulated by propaganda. Obama uses every high profile shooting to blame guns, in order to deflect people from seeing the truth. And the truth is guns are not a problem in white America.
  • An Armed Citizenry Can Frustrate and Deter Vehicle Attacks

    07/17/2016 9:54:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 17, 2016 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    The Islamist terror attack in Nice France, carried out by a jihadist in a heavy truck, should be yet another blow to the Democrat gun control movement in the U.S., and an indictment of the Euro-socialist model of government that the left adores. First and most obviously, the attacker used a commonly available, useful, but potentially dangerous tool to slaughter many more people than his fellow jihadist in Orlando managed with firearms. Are we to ban heavy trucks now? It is probable that some Islamist nutcase in America will try to imitate his French co-religionist. When that occurs will President...
  • Texas professor claims concealed carry will force her to give A’s or get shot

    07/15/2016 9:08:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 81 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/15/16 | Doug Book, Editor
    Jessica Smartt Gullion, an assistant professor at the Texas Woman’s University, has decided that allowing students to carry concealed weapons would force the school’s educators to give students higher grades than they deserve. On August 1st, the state’s campus carry law goes into effect, allowing individuals with a concealed carry license to carry a firearm in all 4 year colleges and universities throughout the state. University of Texas professors Lynn Glass, Lisa Moore and Mia Carter decided to file a lawsuit, asking for an injunction to prevent the law going into effect. They contend that the presence of guns in...
  • AZ:Tucson Passes Resolution Restricting Private Gun Sales, Risks Lawsuit and Fines

    07/15/2016 6:01:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On July 6th, 2016, the Tucson City Council banned the sales of any gun capable of firing 10 or more rounds without reloading, at gun shows held at the Tucson Convention Center. From tucson.com: Any weapon capable of firing 10 or more rounds can no longer be sold at the Tucson Convention Center. The Tucson City Council voted unanimously Wednesday night to add more restrictions on private gun sales at the city-owned venue. The resolution was put forward by Ward 3 Council Member Karen Uhlich and the Vice Mayor Kozachick.  From a pdf of the resolution: FWe request the...
  • Exclusive: After Westgate, Interpol Chief Ponders 'Armed Citizenry' (from 2013)

    07/14/2016 4:39:03 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 10/21/2013
    Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said today the U.S. and the rest of the democratic world is at a security crossroads in the wake of last month's deadly al-Shabab attack at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya – and suggested an answer could be in arming civilians. In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Noble said there are really only two choices for protecting open societies from attacks like the one on Westgate mall where so-called "soft targets" are hit: either create secure perimeters around the locations or allow civilians to carry their own guns to protect themselves. "Societies have...
  • Freedom's Safest Place | Never Again (Powerful NRA ad)

    07/13/2016 5:54:14 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 24 replies
    Powerful ad!
  • A Modest Proposal: Democrats Want To Ban Anyone Under The Age Of 16 From Being Near AR-15 Rifles

    07/13/2016 2:57:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    With Democrats unable to sell their awful ideas on gun control policy, they’re becoming more and more irrational in their future proposals. Right now, there’s a piece of legislation that’s destined for legislative death, which would ban people under the age of 16 from firing AR-15 rifles ("weapons of war"), or any firearm considered to be “military-style” because that’s totally enforceable, said by no one ever (via The Hill): The proposal—from Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.)—would ban people younger than 16 from having or firing a machine gun or assault weapon. “The small hands of...
  • Because of Course: During Dallas Police Memorial Obama Claims Teenagers Can Get a Glock

    07/12/2016 1:51:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Last week five police officers in Dallas were assassinated by a black nationalist. Today, President Obama spoke at an interfaith memorial service to honor the officers and their sacrifice. During his remarks, President Obama couldn't help himself and lectured the country about gun control. @POTUS— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 12, 2016The full statement was, "We flood communities with so many guns that it is easier for a teenager to by a Glock than to get his hands on a computer or a book." Not only is this statement completely untrue, it was wholly inappropriate for the solemn occasion. Obama also...
  • CBS Anchor Demands Executive Action on ‘Armor Piercing Bullets’

    07/12/2016 8:08:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7/11/2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Following the tragic attack on Dallas police officers late last week, CBS anchor Scott Pelley took it upon himself on Monday to pressure Vice President Joe Biden for the Obama administration ban so-called ‘armor piercing rounds.” “Late today we asked Joe Biden about the ready availability of armor-piercing bullets,” he stated on CBS Evening News, “Dallas' mayor has blamed them for penetrating his officers' vests.” Pelley seemed to go after Biden right out of the gate, “Why hasn't your administration restricted the sale of armor-piercing rounds through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives?” The vice president responded by...
  • Ammo Background Checks

    07/11/2016 6:55:30 PM PDT · by Randy Larsen · 37 replies
    7/11/16 | Randy Larsen
    How much will we pay?
  • Before We Rip Open Carry Laws, CNN–You Do Know Texas Is Experiencing Record Low Crimes Rates, Right?

    07/11/2016 2:24:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    During their live coverage of the July 7 attack on police in Dallas by Micah Xavier Johnson, CNN, in their infinite wisdom, decided to discuss the scary open carry law that just went into effect this year, as if to suggest this has something to do with a crazy person–Johnson–who wanted to kill white police officers. It doesn’t. Nevertheless, lawyer Areva Martin and New York Times columnist Charles Blow decided to talk about gun control, which host Don Lemon blessedly cut off, saying that’s a subject for another day (via Newsbusters): Of Course: CNN’s Blow, Martin Rush to Blame Guns,...
  • Obama to address shootings of minorities at service for slain Dallas officers

    07/11/2016 12:12:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 84 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 11, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama plans to address both the shooting deaths of minorities by police and the murders of Dallas police officers Tuesday at a memorial service for the five officers who were killed in an ambush by a black sniper. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Monday that Mr. Obama “recognizes that it’s not just people in Dallas who are grieving.”
  • Police: Man shot by Chicago cop answering call of someone threatening suicide

    07/11/2016 7:16:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 10, 2016 | Megan Crepeau
    Police: Man shot by Chicago cop answering call of someone threatening suicide Megan Crepeau Contact Reporter Chicago Tribune A Chicago police officer shot a man in the leg in Calumet Heights on the South Side early Sunday after getting a call from someone threatening suicide, authorities said. Just before 1:10 a.m., a person called 911 saying he was in a second-floor apartment in the 1800 block of East 87th Street and was going to kill himself, a source said. The caller said he had a 9mm handgun, according to the source. About 1:15 a.m., police arrived to assist with the...
  • Philando Castile Not Issued Carry permit By Ramsey County,Minnesota Sheriff.

    07/10/2016 3:39:09 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 101 replies
    Ramsey County Sheriff ^ | July 8,2016 | Ramsey County Sheriff
    Mr. Castile never applied for a permit to carry with our office. Therefore we did not issue his permit.
  • It's an ugly world': (big lib) Ben Affleck reveals how a crazed stalker prompted him to buy a gun

    10/10/2012 10:24:49 PM PDT · by dennisw · 16 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 10 October 2012 | By Sara Nathan
    Hollywood star Ben Affleck has revealed he keeps guns at home after his actress wife Jennifer Garner was harassed by a crazed stalker. The 40-year-old actor and director, whose new film Argo is attracting Oscar buzz, admits to owning several guns which he keeps on hand at the $17.5 million mansion he shares with Jennifer, also 40, and their three young children in California's Pacific Palisades. Affleck said that after Jennifer’s stalker, Steven Burky, was arrested in December 2009, it ‘gave me a stronger sense of feeling protective about my family.' He told the Hollywood Reporter that he goes skeet...
  • Philando Castile - Media Fans the Flames of Racism (Superb Colin Noir video)

    07/10/2016 4:49:38 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    Send this to your email lists. He does a fantastic job of calling out the media with their hypocrisy.
  • Sharpton assails NRA for 'whites only' approach to gun rights

    07/10/2016 1:00:14 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | July 9, 2016 | Azi Paybarah
    The Rev. Al Sharpton challenged the National Rifle Association to defend the gun rights of two black men killed in police encounters last week in Louisiana and Minnesota. The victims - Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, respectively - were carrying guns when they were approached by police officers and shot. Video of the incidents sparked protests around the country last week. "Both of them were killed by police based on 'they had a gun,'" Sharpton said at his weekly rally in Harlem. "Now I missed the NRA coming out and defending the gun rights they legally had. Where is the...
  • [Vanity] Gun Control Issue

    07/10/2016 5:28:06 AM PDT · by 2nd Amendment · 49 replies
    I've been thinking about the serious issue of gun control lately. Here is my dilemma. I have a nice AR that has about an 8-1/2 lb trigger pull. I'm having trouble controlling the size of groups. What aftermarket trigger do you recommend? I know a lot of politicians and media have been discussing a lot about gun control but I can't seem to recall anyone addressing my concerns.
  • Gun Purchases Continue to Soar

    07/10/2016 7:19:26 AM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    nraila.org ^ | July 8, 2016
    Maybe Americans aren’t taking to Hillary Clinton’s sour attitude toward guns. Maybe they’re arming themselves out of concern about terrorists and criminals of a more conventional stripe. And maybe they’re showing what they think of members of Congress who use terrorists’ crimes as the excuse to push for more gun control. One way or the other, though, Americans are continuing to acquire guns at an unprecedented level. The FBI reported this week that in June 2016, firearm-related background checks set a new record for any month of June, up 39% from the number of checks conducted in June 2015. For...
  • "I shot him as much as I could" survivor has book out: "Armed Survivor" Free on Kindle

    07/09/2016 8:31:15 AM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 36 replies
    Amazon ^ | 07-09-16 | Christine Hand-Gonzales
    On May 11, 2011 I received the following email from a friend and fellow Freeper: Here's what our daughter and son in law woke up to this morning - not to mention what the neighbor woke up to.. You shooters in the crowd will be glad to know that this neighbor of R and P - gal living alone - shot and killed the guy with 10 of 11 shots fired from a .22 and was reaching for her .38 when she ran out of bullets in the .22 and the guy left the same way he got in -...
  • New California Ammunition Law: Restrictive, Burdensome, Costly, Ineffective

    07/09/2016 5:08:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law SB 1225.  It is a lengthy, extremely restrictive law regulating the sale of ammunition in California.  It is so restrictive, that it might not hold up in court.  Challenges to the law may have to wait.  The law only goes into effect *if* the very broad, very anti-Second Amendment proposition "Safety for All Act of 2016" is not approved of by the voters.  So this bill, and several others signed by Governor Brown, do not go into effect *unless* voters refuse to approve of the anti-Second Amendment  "Safety for All Act". What...
  • Joakim Noah on banning guns, ‘Warrior’ Tebow and a Knicks title

    07/09/2016 4:39:01 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 9, 2016 | Steve Serby
    New Knicks big man Joakim Noah blocked out some time for some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. [cut] Q: If you were president of the United States, you would … A: I would make it illegal to buy guns. Q: What are your views on what’s been happening this past week? A: This past week? … This past decade? Or this past … forever? My views haven’t really changed much. It’s just very sad what’s going on in this country. Not just the police brutality, that’s getting a lot of the headlines right now, but just kids killing kids,...
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