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  • APNewsBreak: Gun law based on flawed estimate

    07/25/2014 11:54:04 AM PDT · by dware · 14 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo! ^ | 07.25.2014 | IVAN MORENO
    DENVER (AP) ó A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was vastly overstated in a key budget report.
  • Philadelphia Agrees to Settlement, Training, License Procedures for Guns

    07/25/2014 11:06:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The City of Philadelphia recently settled a class action lawsuit concerning people who had applied for a license to carry firearms (LTCF).†† The City did not admit to any wrongdoing, but they agreed to pay 1.4 million dollars in settlement fees, and to change procedures.†† The lawsuit stemmed from the city posting personal information contained in applications on line and available to the public. While the City did not admit to any wrong doing, what they agreed to do in the future is quite revealing.†† The actual settlement agreement is available online here, in a PDF file. First, the...
  • Doctor ĎSaved Livesí By Shooting Hospital Gunman

    07/25/2014 7:27:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/25/2014 | Chuck Ross
    Plotts had shot and killed a 53 year-old female case worker. He sustained several critical gun shot wounds himself from the gun of a hospital psychiatrist. The psychiatrist suffered a graze wound to his head. Plotts was taken into custody.
  • Armed Doctor Who Opened Fire on Active Shooter in Hospital Shooting Could Lose His Job

    07/25/2014 7:14:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    Guns Saves Lives ^ | July 25, 2014 | Dan Cannon
    Armed Doctor Who Opened Fire on Active Shooter in Hospital Shooting Could Lose His Job July 25 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post As we reported yesterday, it would seem that an armed doctor in Pennsylvania prevented a possible mass shooting at the hospital he was working at. The doctor managed to land several chest hits on the suspect after he had shot another person and wounded the doctor. However, despite his heroic, likely life saving acts, the doctor (identified as Lee Silverman), may end up unemployed as gratitude. According to the Employee Code of Conduct for Mercy Health...
  • Pennsylvania hospital: Wounded doctor fired back at gunman, officials say

    07/24/2014 5:07:21 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 24 Jul 2014
    DARBY, Pa. Ė A doctor who was grazed by gunfire from a patient in his office at a suburban hospital on Thursday helped stop him by apparently returning fire with his own weapon and severely injuring him, but not before a caseworker was killed, authorities said. The patient opened fire after entering the office with the caseworker, District Attorney Jack Whelan said. Witnesses reported hearing yelling before the gunshots. Several hours after the shooting, investigators had only limited information on what happened inside the closed office but believe the doctor, a psychiatrist, "from all accounts, would have acted in self-defense,"...
  • Police say roommate with hand gun stopped attack(home invasion, New London CT)

    07/24/2014 2:10:43 PM PDT · by matt04 · 2 replies
    Police say a resident of a New London home, armed with a handgun, stopped an early-morning attack on his roommate. A 15-year-old, whose name has not been released, was charged with breaking into the home on Crystal Avenue just before 3 a.m. on Wednesday. Police say the teen, who was armed with a knife and gun, assaulted a resident in a first-floor bedroom. They say that attack awakened the upstairs roommate, who came downstairs armed with a handgun and confronted the teen. Police say the attacker complied with an order to remain still until officers arrived. He faces charges including...
  • Berettaís New Super Rifle

    07/24/2014 9:25:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 85 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 7/23/2014 | Douglas A. McIntyre
    Gun company Beretta is tone deaf when it comes to calls for restrictions on powerful guns sold in the United States. It must be the chance to make money. Beretta's website carried an announcement that the ARX100 is "shipping now." Beretta markets the rifle as "Italian Design -- American Built." Regardless of its origins, the gun is unusually powerful.
  • Despite rhetoric, gun prosecutions plummet under Obama

    07/23/2014 7:19:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2014 | Kelly Riddell
    While President Obama decries gun violence and presses for more laws to restrict ownership, his Justice Department has prosecuted 25 percent fewer cases referred by the main law enforcement agency charged with reducing firearms violence across the country, a computer analysis of U.S. prosecution data shows. Federal prosecutors brought a total of 5,082 gun violation cases in 2013 recommended by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, compared with 6,791 during the last year of George W. Bushís presidency in 2008, according to data obtained from the Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys. The 2013 totals represent a 42 percent...
  • MT:Billings Gun Auction to Save Assets

    07/23/2014 12:07:26 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Billings Montana Police Department and Yellowstone County Sheriff's department are going to auction off a number of guns on Saturday, August 2nd, from 9 a.m. to noon.†† The stated reason for the auction is the law passed in Montana that requires such assets to be sold to federal firearms dealers (Montana code 46-5-313) rather than be destroyed.†† These pictures give us an idea of the assets that are being saved by laws such as these.†† Each picture is one lot of guns.† The guns will be auctioned off in lots.††† Notice the minty looking Springfield 1903 in the...
  • Ben Carson on 2nd Amendment: People Can 'Protect Themselves From an Overly Aggressive Gov'tí

    07/23/2014 9:34:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/22/2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    Carson added that gun rights under the 2nd Amendment are ďvitally important,Ē that he ďwould never compromise the 2nd Amendment in any way,Ē and that one of the first things dictators do is confiscate peopleís weapons, which ďwe donít ever want to allowĒ in America.
  • Open Carry Marchers Draw Cheers on Independence Day in Colorado

    07/23/2014 7:21:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On Independence day, in Colorado, there was an open carry contingent in the parade.†† The popularity of open carry in the area can be judged by the size of the contingent, which was an estimated 250 participants.†† It was the most popular part of the parade.†† From gazette.com: But the largest group of participants - and the one that got some of the most enthusiastic response from the crowd - were the estimated 250 advocates, many clad in red, white and blue, marching openly with guns holstered on their hips or slung over their shoulders. They carried everything from...
  • Beretta: Gun Law Forcing Move Out Of Maryland

    07/22/2014 8:55:22 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 16 replies
    AP ^ | July 22, 2014 | N/A
    Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee. The well-known gun maker said it will move to a new production facility it is building in the Nashville suburb of Gallatin that is set to open in mid-2015. Beretta general manager Jeff Cooper said that a sweeping gun-control measure that was passed last year initially contained provisions that would have prohibited the Italian gun maker from being able to produce, store or even import into Maryland the...
  • TN:Another Restaurant Welcomes Armed Citizens

    07/22/2014 9:02:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    This sign is posted on three doors of the Shiloh Brew and Chew in Maryville, TN A Tennessee restaurant is welcoming armed citizens.†† The decision was made after the owner read about a convenience store manager that was shot after putting up a "No Weapons Allowed" sign, and after she lost business because some customers thought that she did not allow armed citizens inside.†† From wbir.com: "They had put up a sign that said 'No Weapons Allowed' and they were robbed at gunpoint two days later. The convenience store manager was shot," said Floyd. "And that got me thinking....
  • SHOT UP: Udall Losing In NYT Predictive Model For First Time

    07/21/2014 2:57:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | July 21, 2014
    For the first time this entire election cycle The New York Times Senate forecast at The Upshot predicts Udall has a greater chance of losing reelection than winning (53%-47%). This is a huge deal, as The Upshot tries to go beyond just the polls and factor in other intangibles about a race, such as, incumbency, fundraising, a stateís past election history among others, who the liberals at the NYT want to win. All those factors in The Upshot model lean heavily Udallís way. Yet, despite this inherent, built-in advantage, Udall canít overcome one thing: the people of Colorado feel he...
  • First Annual Trayvon Martin Day Rallies Against Racial Profiling and Guns

    07/21/2014 2:25:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Breitbart's California ^ | July 20, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    On Saturday, 200 people marched through the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles protesting racial profiling and gun violence on the first anniversary of the verdict acquitting George Zimmerman of murdering Trayvon Martin. The crowd, led by Trayvon Martinís parents, carried banners and chanted, ďWhat do we want?... Justice. What do we want?Ö Justice.Ē According to CBS2 Los Angeles, the rally was organized by the Trayvon Martin Foundation, which states on its website that its purpose is to ďcreate awareness of how violent crime impacts the families of the victims and to provide support and advocacy for those families in response...
  • Burlington, Iowa City Council to Consider Ban on Open Carry of Toy Guns

    07/21/2014 10:49:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-21-2014 | Jim Hoft
    The Burlington, Iowa city council wants to ban open carry of toy guns. The ordinance will make it illegal to openly carry a toy gun or conceal one with clothes. ia Iowa Gun Owners Facebook page: The Burlington Iowa City Council is moving to pass an ordinance that would require you to get their WRITTEN permission before your kids can play with toy guns, replica guns, BB guns, etc! If your kids play with these toys in most outdoor situations, or if they play with toy guns in the car while you drive them around, you are looking at a...
  • Identifying SHTF Indicators [excerpt referencing Obama's illegal invasion end game]

    07/21/2014 8:43:19 AM PDT · by HammerT · 15 replies
    Guerrillamerica.com ^ | July 17, 2014 | Samuel Culper III
    Back to martial law, identify all the potential contributing causes. Ask yourself, ďWhat would I expect to precipitate martial law in X city?Ē My list would start with riots, civil unrest, terrorist attack, and monetary collapse. If any of those things become observable, then Iím going to be on alert for martial law. Taking it one step further, Iím going to start looking for indicators of those contributing causes. A real world example: Millions of illegal immigrants are pouring over the border. Why? Because the Obama Administrationís border policy is not to stop illegal immigration. Why? Because the administration wants...
  • Hearing set on move to block Nevada gun initiative

    07/21/2014 8:47:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 7/20/2014 | unknown
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Carson District Judge James Wilson has set an Aug. 1 hearing on a move to block an initiative petition to expand background checks to nearly all gun sales in Nevada. A group called Nevadans for Background Checks filed the petition on June 20, saying it was spurred by Gov. Brian Sandovalís veto of similar legislation passed by the 2013 Legislature. But a group of opponents filed a lawsuit on July 14 to block the initiative. Among other objections, opponents say the petition fails to make clear that it would impose criminal penalties ďeven for a...
  • Colorado Governor Hickenlooper looks at November defeat thanks to lying about anti-gun ways

    07/20/2014 10:02:09 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/20/14 | Doug Book
    Anyone wishing to explore the workings of the hoplophobic mind needs only consider the actions of the 2013, Colorado legislature. First time violators of the stateís new gun legislation face up to one year in prison. Yet a real life criminal who commits a felony while in violation of the law is subject to only 18 months. This makes an armed robber just 33% more worthy of punishment than the law abiding citizen who also happens to own a 20 round magazine. Disgraceful. Yet Colorado politicos couldnít have been happier with their knee-jerk attempts to intimidate Centennial State gun owners...
  • Obama Signs Executive Order Banning AK-47s

    07/20/2014 5:42:38 AM PDT · by vmivol00 · 26 replies
    The Shooter's Log ^ | July 18, 2014 | David Dolbee
    On Wednesdayóa day before the Malaysian airliner was shot downóPresident Obama quietly signed an executive order targeting Russian oil, natural gas, finance and defense companies. Hidden in the details, was a section that effectively bans AK-47s. As always, the devil is in the details, so read on for the straight scoop.
  • IL: State Police Change Rules on Concealed Carry License

    07/19/2014 1:23:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Illinois State Police have come under a lot of pressure as the magnitude of the lawsuits they are facing under the Concealed Carry License procedures has become known.†† Even the old media in Illinois has been complaining that the procedures are secret, people are not told why they were denied, and this is not following due process.††† There are hundreds of lawsuits pending. They have decided to modify the process. † They issued a press release about† emergency rules on July 14th. † According to wuis.org: In a memo, the State Police Director Hiram Grau cites these lawsuits...
  • Explaining why limiting gun magazines to 10 bullets is dangerous

    07/19/2014 12:45:23 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 10 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | July 18, 2014 | John R. Lott Jr.
    CPRCís op-ed in the Star-Ledger (the largest paper in New Jersey) starts this way: ut there is a reason that gun control supporters, such as Malloy, donít provide evidence that Christie is factually in the wrong. There have been plenty of studies on assault weapon bans by criminologists and economists alike, but there isnít any evidence that limiting magazine size helps fight crime. Take the work of two criminology professors, Chris Koper and Jeff Roth. They were hired by the Clinton administration to evaluate the original assault weapons ban, which limited magazines to 10 bullets. They found: ďthe evidence is...
  • Crony-Capitalism is A Great Way to Kill a Gun Company

    07/19/2014 11:31:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    t they do best: Go on strike. By 1988, the company had lost a number of high-dollar contracts, and the end of their beginning was clearly at hand. In the decade to follow, their competitors warmly embraced Americaís newfound fascination with the civilian market, concealed carry, and home defense. Colt, on the other hand, decided to take a more pragmatic approach. And, by ďpragmaticĒ, I mean ďliberalĒ approach: A wealthy industrialist, from the heart of a non-gun-owning Manhattan family, decided he could steer the company to better times. With a man who knew nothing about guns at the helm, Colt...
  • TX: First and Second Amendment Win in Arlington

    07/19/2014 7:12:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The first and second amendments of the Bill of Rights are essential for supporting each other.†† The first amendment is essential to support the second, while the second amendment provides the means to protect the first.†† It is clear that the open carry of firearms is itself a strong political message.†† Openly carrying a gun is protected political speech. In Texas, open carry activists have been pushing hard to have the right to open carry modern handguns restored.†† It was lost during reconstruction when the carpet bagger government rewrote the state constitution.†† Open carry activists have participated in hundreds,...
  • 'Honest mistake' leads to Philly mother facing three years on gun charge

    07/18/2014 4:31:38 PM PDT · by RC one · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16, 2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Philadelphia mother of two is facing three years in prison after she mistakenly entered New Jersey, where she was stopped for a traffic violation and found in possession of a handgun loaded with hollow-point bullets. Shaneen Allen, 27, was pulled over in New Jerseyís Atlantic County after making an unsafe lane change in the early morning hours of Oct. 1. Allen then told the officer that she had the .380 Bersa Thunder handgun, as well as a concealed carry permit for Pennsylvania, unaware that her permit was not transferable to The Garden State. ďThe gun charge was not proper...
  • What Liberals Really Want: 5 Goals for End of Obamaís Presidency (Voting, guns, student loans)

    07/18/2014 3:54:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 17, 2014 | Caleb Jackson and Noah Weiland
    From reducing student loan debt to expanding voter rights to dealing with the scourge of violent crime, liberals have laid out an ambitious agenda for the waning years of the Obama presidency. At a day-long summit Wednesday organized by Generation Progress, the youth division of the influential Washington-based think tank Center for American Progress, speakers such as Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi articulated their goals to a Washington audience of more than 1,000. Here are five issues that came up again and again at the Make Progress National Summit, and the...
  • Ky. must change its stand-your-ground law to make it fairer (Trayvon vs. Zimmerman, again)

    07/18/2014 3:29:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | July 18, 2014 | State Sen. Reginald L. Thomas, (D- Lexington)
    What may have started out as an ordinary evening in February 2012, ended with a dead teen-ager and a national controversy that is still unresolved. The fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and the subsequent not-guilty verdict of the shooter, George Zimmerman, on July 13, 2013, prompted citizens across the nation to question the "stand-your-ground" laws. Such laws, often criticized as being "shoot first" laws, make it hard to prosecute cases against people who shoot others and then claim self-defense. Kentucky, as well as the other states with such laws, should revise them so that the one who initiates a...
  • OR: Attackers Call 911 on Man who Defended Himself Against Them

    07/18/2014 2:04:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Suspects who called the Police Florida recently passed a law making it harder to prosecute people who are defending themselves with firearms.†† The law builds on a trend started with an Arizona law that codified the defensive display of a firearm as legal. The Arizona law had been prompted by criminals use of the criminal justice system to punish people who had foiled their crimes by displaying a firearm in self defense. This Oregon case, though it did not receive official sanction, shows how criminals attempt to use, or use, the criminal justice system to their advantage. In the...
  • What is Obamaís End Game for America?

    07/18/2014 8:27:40 AM PDT · by HammerT · 114 replies
    July 18, 2014 | HammerT
    Obama and his comrades created the border crisis to force amnesty down our throats, but itís not working as intended. So why do they soldier on with their insanity? It should be obvious to everyone that the current border crisis was preplanned and created by the regime. They implied that our borders are open, set up logistical support to infiltrate them everywhere on the taxpayer dime and in came the flood. Insane as it sounds, this seems to be their grand plan to force 30 million new Democratic voters on the nation and insure themselves a perpetual voting base. But...
  • Chicago violence: The buck stops with you, Rahm Emanuel

    07/17/2014 5:09:06 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | Fox News | john R. Lott Jr.
    Over the July 4 weekend, in Chicago alone, 16 people were shot to death and another 66 were wounded. At a press briefing on July 11, the White House weighed in, stating that Obama would "continue to make the case" that lawmakers should adopt new gun control laws. Two days later, on Sunday, Gov. Pat Quinn also called for more gun control, in particular a state ban on assault weapons, as the solution. But Chicago's problems lie with the cityís politicians. Nationally, police solve almost two out of every three murders Ė 63 percent of them. That figure is much...
  • MO: Shooting Intruder in Back Justified

    07/17/2014 4:14:26 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Attacker who beheaded British Policeman This incident in Missouri shows the use of discretion by† Missouri County Prosecutor Matt Howard.†††† In this case, the homeowner, Mark Routh, discovered a man, Hanna, attempting to break into his home.† The homeowner armed himself with a shotgun and approached the intruder.† A struggle ensued, during which Hanna stabbed Routh in the upper leg.† As reported in connectmidmissouri.com: After a struggle, Hanna began to move away with his back turned and was shot by Routh at a distance of 66 feet, near the outer effective limit for a 12-gauge. The shot†peppered Hanna in...
  • The UN Plot to Confiscate American Guns

    07/17/2014 12:40:06 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 21 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | July 17 2014 | Dave Hodges
    UN Document Or Not, the Plot to Disarm America Is Commencing The evidence is mounting that Obama and his colleagues at the United Nations are preparing for complete gun confiscation of civilian-owned American guns. There is a new document, previously held secret, which has surfaced and clearly signals the intention of the United Nations to engage in gun confiscation in the relatively near future. The document is damning, however, the existence of the document is not even needed to prove the point that there is a major confrontation, brewing between the American people and an international peace-keeping UN force, right...
  • This is What Happens to a Disarmed Populace: Starbucks Gun-Free Zone Edition

    07/17/2014 12:34:37 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 13 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | July 17, 2014 | Robert Farago
    ďJust before 5:30 a.m. Monday, employees of the Starbucks in the 1800 block of W. Broad St. called police about a suspicious man outside the store. According to police, the suspect then ran into the business, and attacked the two employees,Ē nbc12.com reports. ďBoth baristas sustained facial injuries, with the suspect kicking an officer who arrived on scene. Assuming customers waiting for the store to open were observing Starbucksí CEO Howard Schultzí request to leave their legally carried guns at home (thank you, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America), knowing that the coffee company doesnít allow its employees...
  • After Brutal Home Invasion, Some Scars Never Heal

    07/17/2014 11:36:31 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 16, 2014 | JUJU CHANG & CANDACE SMITH
    ďI heard footsteps, and they kind of bum-rushed me from behind,Ē he said. ďAnd I turned around, and there was a revolver in my face.Ē Dittrich said he gave the men his wallet with $25 inside, doing exactly what some self-defense experts suggest when confronted with a burglar: Give them what they want. As he opened the door, Dittrich said, he tried to make as much noise as possible, trying desperately to alert his fiance, Duffy, who was in the bedroom asleep. But one of the men found Duffy and, pointing the gun at her head, sexually assaulted her, she...
  • Take Action: Sign Petition to Remove Suppressors from NFA

    07/17/2014 9:14:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    gunsandammo.com ^ | 7/14/2014 | G&A Online Editors
    Petition to Remove Suppressors from NFA Take Action: Sign Petition to Remove Suppressors from NFA by G&A Online Editors | July 14th, 2014 0 petition_suppressor_NFA_sig_sauer_silencer_1Those of us who support improvements in suppressor legislation have an opportunity to take action. A new petition posted on Whitehouse.gov aims to remove suppressors from the list of items regulated by the 1934 National Firearms Act (NFA). The petition requests suppressors be taken off the list of NFA regulated items, remove the costly $200 tax stamp on any purchase of a suppressor, eliminate the complex legality and travel issues between states and reduce safety concerns...
  • Illinois Gov. Wants Statewide Assault Weapon Ban over Chicago Violence

    07/17/2014 7:29:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/17/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (D) is supporting statewide "restrictions" on .50 caliber rifles and bans on "assault weapon" and "high capacity" magazines because of the violence in heavily gun-controlled Chicago.
  • TX: Concealed Permit Holder Shoots Attacker in Four Star Hotel

    07/17/2014 6:05:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Most defensive shootings do not occur in four star hotels. † But on the 6th floor of the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio last Saturday, the 12th of July, there was an exception. An occupant of the hotel, Moises Torres, 34, is said to have been creating a disturbance in the hallway, breaking light fixtures and banging on doors, saying "he was looking for someone to kill".† At least one person called security. † When the CHL (concealed handgun license) permit holder thought Torres was gone, he opened his door. † He reported that Torres charged him and the...
  • Congress needs to choke off Operation Choke Point

    07/16/2014 5:16:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14, 2014 | William M. Isaac, former FDIC Chairman
    From small businesses on Main Street to the halls of Congress and the state legislatures, concern is mounting over Operation Choke Point, a coordinated effort among the Department of Justice (DOJ) and bank regulators to cut off banking services for a variety of legal, state-regulated businesses. This week alone, there are three congressional hearings on Operation Choke Point, hearings which will hopefully bring an end this misguided operation. Operation Choke Point is one of the most dangerous programs I have experienced in my 45 years of service as a bank regulator, bank attorney and consultant, and bank board member. Operating...
  • Meet the honest 27 year old single mom from PA who faces 3 years in a New Jersey prison

    07/16/2014 10:24:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 101 replies
    wyblog ^ | 12 July, 2014 | Chris Wysoki
    Meet the honest 27 year old single mom from PA who faces 3 years in a New Jersey prison Shaneen Allen is no dangerous criminal. She's a single mom working 2 jobs who's already been robbed twice while traveling alone at night in Philadelphia. Her family suggested that she carry a gun for protection. She took a gun safety course, applied for and was granted a concealed carry permit, and bought a gun. Then she made the mistake of driving into New Jersey. Now she's going to prison. Allen said that she didn't know her permit didn't apply to New...
  • The 5 Most Dangerous Guns in America (This article is so stupid it hurts my feelings.)

    07/16/2014 6:05:37 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    Rollingstone.com ^ | 7-14-2014 | Kristen Gwynne
    Contrary to what those who defend the right to own high-powered assault rifles believe, not all guns are created equal. Due to a combination of availability, portability and criminal usage the following five types of guns are the country's most dangerous. Using firearm trace data from the ATF, as well as FBI homicide records, we determined the types of guns most often recovered from crime scenes and/or used in murders. The numbers are stark: According to the FBI's 2012 Crime in the US data, nearly 70 percent of homicides for which the FBI received weapons data involved the use of...
  • Revolving Shotgun Concept Suited for 3D Hybrid gun

    07/16/2014 5:47:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    This homemade revolving shotgun design seems well suited for a 3D printed/hybrid metal version.††† While the version pictured uses cut off chambers from cast off 12 gauge barrels, the same effect could be accomplished by using sections of the appropriately sized water/gas pipe or tubing.† The same tubing/pipe could be used for the barrel.† The concept would be that the 3D printed parts would comprise the cylinder into which the chambers would be fitted and glued, and which would have the more difficult mechanical details to revolve the cylinder.†† Perhaps a modification of the zig-zag revolver design by Yoshitomo...
  • Shock ďRolling StoneĒ expose: The five most dangerous guns in America

    07/15/2014 9:18:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 15, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via Charles Cooke, is this the worst listicle ever or the greatest? Youíre expecting a list of different makes and models, I know. But look: 2. Revolvers Revolvers, named for their rotating chambered cylinder, placed second in the ATFís ranking of guns found at crime scenes more than 46,000 recovered in 2012, the most recent year for which statistics were kept. Some grenade launchers, shotguns, and rifles also have rotating barrels, but the term ďrevolverĒ is generally used to describe handguns. Revolver types include single and double-action firing mechanisms, the latter of which does not require a cocking action separate...
  • NAACP lays out five point plan to reduce gun violence

    07/15/2014 7:28:20 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 42 replies
    RI Future.org ^ | July 15, 2014 | Steve Ahlquist
    Grown-up time means Jim Vincent, president of the Rhode Island NAACP, calling a news conference on the steps of the Garrahy Judicial Complex in response to a drive-by shooting in Chad Brown late Tuesday night in which five people were injured. The NAACP, in consultation with other neighborhood groups, issued a ďCall to Action,Ē demanding that Providence Mayor Angel Taveras call a leadership conference to discuss solutions to a problem that is putting families and children at risk. In addition to the leadership conference the NAACP also called upon Governor Chafee to direct the Governorís Workforce Board ďto establish targeted...
  • Lawmakers Throw Light on Secretive ĎOperation Choke Pointí

    07/15/2014 10:08:21 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 9 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | July 15 2014 | Kelsey Harkness
    Is ďOperation Choke PointĒ about to get choked by Congress? Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., sure hopes so. Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is calling for the dismantling of what he calls a secretive initiative launched by the Obama administration in early 2013. Critics say that Operation Choke Point, so dubbed by Department of Justice officials under Attorney General Eric Holder, seeks to weed out businesses from the marketplace that the Obama administration considers objectionable. According to The Wall Street Journal, it was an outgrowth of the Financial Fraud Task Force, established by President Obamaís executive...
  • Anti-Gunners Kill More Jobs with Bloomberg-Style Laws

    07/14/2014 1:23:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Americaís largest shotgun manufacturer has decided to move more of its business to the Republic of Texas. The news that O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. chose not to expand their business in Connecticut shouldnít really come as a surprise. States that have zealously pursued more restrictive gun control policies have seen their historically loyal firearm manufacturers begin an exodus to friendlier locales. Mossberg has decided to move more of its manufacturing process to Texas in light of Connecticutís recent legislative attempts to demonize their industry; such as implementing a confiscation registration process, and outlawing future sales of various firearms categorized...
  • Petition to Reform the National Firearms Act

    07/14/2014 9:20:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The rifle pictured above is completely legal.† Take off the stock and the barrel, and replace them with the two inch shorter barrel† and the pistol grip, and it is completely legal. † Leave the stock on, and put on the shorter barrel, and you have just committed a Federal felony with a potential five year jail sentence.† The rifle pictured above is a single shot.†† The two semiautomatic handguns and the revolver have more power, more capacity, and are easier to conceal, but their possession is constitutionally protected. † The National Firearms Act of 1934 might have made...
  • WI: Concealed Carry Permit Holder Shoots Accused Robber, Carjacker

    07/13/2014 2:18:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In Milwaukee, ,a woman with a concealed carry permit shot a would be robber who had been released after being accused of shooting a man in the face during an attempted car-jacking the day before. † The potentially impressive criminal career has probably ended, as the suspect is now paralyzed and in the hospital.†† He is 15 years old.†† From wisn.com: Police said a woman the 15-year-old tried to rob near 14th and Olive streets the day after the Motley carjacking, pulled a gun on him.Motley and his wife said the victim had a conceal carry permit and shot...
  • Why I Joined Gun Owners of America

    07/13/2014 1:10:24 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 39 replies
    Original | July 13, 2014 | Q-manRN
    I was raised in a liberal family where owning a gun was taboo. People who owned a gun were criminals. Even seemingly decent folks who owned guns were recklessly endangering their children and their families, not to mention endangering the rest of us. After all, we lived in a nation of laws with police to protect us and hunters were just quaint throwbacks. Then, one night my long held beliefs about guns and gun owners were turned on their head. A gun battle erupted near my home. I do not know to this day if the gun battle was gang-related...
  • Some Ukrainians push for Swiss Model of Defense

    07/12/2014 3:57:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Ukrainians are learning the advantages of an armed citizenry the hard way.¬† An organization in Kiev, –ö–ł—ó–≤—Ā—Ć–ļ–ł–Ļ¬†–õ–Ķ–≥—Ė–ĺ–Ĺ,¬† (Kyiv Legion) is calling for citizens to become armed on the Swiss model.¬†¬† They even suggest that it might make sense to have those who do not serve be taxed to make up for their lack of service.¬†¬† This is not an uncommon concept in history, and was used in the American civil war.¬†¬† I am told that this is a Google translation.¬†¬† What little Russian I had is long gone, and the original is probably in Ukranian. ¬† Russian and Ukrainian...
  • GOA activists help Rand Paul put Harry Reid on the defensive!

    07/12/2014 11:10:08 AM PDT · by Plummz · 7 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | July 1 | Gun Owners of America
    If there is any doubt about the hatred that Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats hold for the Second Amendment, that hatred was made apparent last week. To review the bidding: The Senate was slated, last week, to consider amendments to the giant appropriations bill funding the Justice and Commerce Departments. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) had submitted an amendment to prohibit Attorney General Eric Holder from continuing Operation Choke Point -- a program designed to shut down gun stores by forcing banks to dry up their credit and to stop processing their credit card purchases. alt You will remember that...