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  • San Francisco seeks to ban pension fund from investing in gun industry

    06/28/2016 6:07:31 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 19 replies
    KTVU ^ | Jun 28 2016
    SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) -- The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a measure that would ban the city employee retirement system from investing in companies that participate in firearm and ammunition manufacturing. The resolution by the supervisors could have a ripple effect throughout the country as the debate about gun control grows in the wake of a mass shooting in Orlando two weeks ago at a gay nightclub that left 50 people dead and several others injured. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is trying to gather support nationwide by asking the mayors of both Boston and New York...
  • New Jersey Assembly Approves Bill For More Smart Gun Sales

    06/28/2016 4:18:21 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 27 replies
    RENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — More smart guns would be sold in New Jersey under a measure that cleared the state Assembly Monday. As WCBS 880’s Kelly Waldron reported, the measure would create a roster of so-called smart guns, which can only be fired by authorized users, available for sale. The bill would also require most New Jersey gun retailers to carry a couple of smart guns in their stores.
  • Ending to a Chaotic Walmart Shootout Just Did a Lot for the ‘Good Guys with Guns’ Argument

    06/28/2016 11:15:20 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 11 replies
    KTRH - Independent Journal ^ | 6-27-16 | Parker Lee
    On Sunday, a peaceful Maine afternoon turned into a scene like something from an action movie, when gunfire erupted in a Walmart parking lot. According to Augusta police, the occupants of two vehicles parked alongside one another were arguing over money when they suddenly began exchanging a barrage of bullets. However, it wasn’t long before — as WGME reports — a pair of bystanders stepped in, ending the chaotic situation before it could turn into something far more tragic.
  • In Voisine v. US, SCOTUS just ruled people convicted of domestic violence can't buy guns

    06/27/2016 9:17:13 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 46 replies
    AOL ^ | June 27, 2016 | Marie Solis
    On Monday, in the case of Voisine v. the United States, the United States Supreme Court handed down a decision that prohibits people convicted of domestic violence from purchasing guns in a 6-2 vote, according to SCOTUSBlog. This was the case of two Maine men who were convicted on state domestic violence charges and then found with firearms and charged with violating a federal law that prohibits domestic abusers from having firearms," reads the live blog. "The question was whether their convictions qualified under the statute."
  • Conservatives Will Get a Kick Out of Which Fast Food Joint Dems Called During Their Sit-In

    06/28/2016 9:15:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | 6/23/2016 | Conor Swanberg
    Democrats have been making a dramatic scene in the House this week by staging a “sit-in” with hopes to force a vote on further gun control laws, spurred by Omar Mateen’s attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando. But even politicians get a little hungry when they are busy sitting on the floor, so they decided to call for some delivery—and conservatives will probably get a kick out of what they ordered. TMZ caught interns bringing in a big cart of Chick-fil-A for the famished protesters.
  • Slate Writer asks for Facts on Guns and Gun Law Coverage

    06/28/2016 4:17:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Rachael Larimore, a Senior Editor at Slate, has written a unusual piece for the publication.  It is titled Bullet Points.  You can be forgiven for expecting this will be another uninformed diatribe against those evil conservatives, who if they would only stop licking the boots of their NRA masters, would allow common sense legislation to pass that would prevent crime by outlawing evil guns.  The expected would, in this case, be wrong. Ms Larimore, who has been at Slate since 2002, was, as of 2008, the only Republican at the publication.  That makes her remarkable.  She actually knows how...
  • Democrats go too far on guns

    06/28/2016 4:16:26 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 9 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 28 june 2016 | Ben Boychuk
    Once upon a time, Democrats would sit-in to press for civil rights. Today, they sit-in to take civil rights away. How else to describe the goal of last week's 24-hour sit-in by House Democrats? They took to the floor Wednesday demanding a vote on gun control legislation in the wake of last week's terrorist attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Gun ownership is a right. Due process of law is a right. The government needs to meet a very high threshold before denying citizens either one. Rep. John Lewis led the protest, which devolved into screaming matches early Thursday....
  • Hillary: Abortion Is A ‘Constitutional Right,’ Unsure About Second Amendment

    06/11/2016 7:52:44 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/10/2016 | Steve Guest
    Hillary Clinton has no problem calling abortion a “constitutional right,” but when it comes to the Second Amendment, she has refused to take a position. On Friday, Clinton thanked Planned Parenthood for providing abortions when she said that it was a “constitutional right” for women to get an abortion. However, last Sunday, Clinton refused to say whether or not the right to bear arms was a constitutional right. Instead, Clinton criticized late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. “I think that for most of our history there was a nuanced reading of the Second Amendment until the decision by the late...
  • Raccoons in the Basement and Trump.

    06/28/2016 4:19:45 AM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 26 replies
    A www email analogy
    This one has been making the rounds,some,many may have seen? You've been on vacation for two weeks, you come home, and your basement is infested with raccoons. Hundreds of messy, mean raccoons have overtaken your basement. You want them gone immediately so you hire a guy. An animal control pro. You don't care if the guy smells, you need those raccoons gone, pronto, and he's the guy to do it! You don't care if the guy swears, you don't care if he's drinks alcohol, you don't care how many times he's been married, you don't care if he voted for...
  • Special Forces Association Rips Patraeus, McCrystal For Gun Control Betrayal

    06/27/2016 9:42:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 6/27/2016 | Bob Owens
    An influential veterans group is blasting some of their former brass for taking positions that many feel are a violation of their oaths to protect the Constitution. The Special Forces Association forcefully rebuked calls for more gun control from both former CIA director and CENTCOM commander David Petraeus and retired Army general Stanley McChrystal. SFA is a 52 year old national organization composed of members who once served in the U.S. Special Forces. The organization drew up a membership resolution at their annual convention in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday, confirming prior statements of continued support of the U.S. “Constitution and...
  • Democrats call for 'family sit-ins' on guns

    06/27/2016 5:39:43 PM PDT · by PROCON · 65 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | SUSAN FERRECHIO
    House Democrats on Wednesday plan to stage a "national day of action" against gun violence that will feature "family sit-ins," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced. Pelosi said the action would "carry forward the momentum" from the Democrats' takeover of the House floor last week. Democratic lawmakers staged a 25-hour sit-in which included attempts to disrupt the floor schedule and votes. They demanded the GOP leadership allow consideration of two gun control bills, but relinquished the floor hours after the GOP adjourned the House for a week-long recess.
  • Report: FDA, Smithsonian, other fed groups gathering war arsenals

    06/27/2016 3:37:01 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 64 replies
    Investigators quickly discovered that the Department of Homeland Security had been providing weapons designed for war to almost any police department, no matter how small, that wanted them. A new report by American Transparency, a nonpartisan watchdog that compiles data on public expenditures, indicates the militarization of ordinary American life goes well beyond law enforcement and regular citizens. Their report, titled "The Militarization of America," looked at government expenditures and found that 67 federal agencies during the fiscal years 2006 to 2014 amassed stockpiles of guns, ammunition and military-style equipment to the tune of $1.48 billion. While it is possible...
  • Senator Murphy Reveals “Slippery Slope” Strategy on ABC’s “This Week”

    06/27/2016 6:53:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On ABC This Week, June 19, Senator Chris Murphy revealed what Second Amendment supporters have said was the anti-Second Amendment strategy all along.  Pass incremental infringements on the Second Amendment until nothing is left that means anything.  That is why anti-Second Amendment plotters push so hard on legislation that seems unrelated to the current terrorist atrocity. They use it as an emotional vehicle for other legislation they normally could not pass.  In the interview, ABC’s Jon Karl is questioning Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut. From the ABC transcript: KARL: — there’s these proposals. Your proposal would’ve done nothing in...
  • Why Gun Control Can’t Be Solved in the USA

    06/27/2016 9:31:51 AM PDT · by Tandem · 11 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | June 22, 2016 | Scott Adams
    On average, Democrats (that’s my team*) use guns for shooting the innocent. We call that crime. On average, Republicans use guns for sporting purposes and self-defense. If you don’t believe me, you can check the statistics on the Internet that don’t exist. At least I couldn’t find any that looked credible. But we do know that race and poverty are correlated. And we know that poverty and crime are correlated. And we know that race and political affiliation are correlated. Therefore, my team (Clinton) is more likely to use guns to shoot innocent people, whereas the other team (Trump) is...
  • Pope Francis Says You’re NOT Christian if You Support Gun Manufactures

    06/27/2016 7:26:56 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 184 replies
    Ammoland Shooting Sports News ^ | June 22, 2016 | Ammoland
    Italy (Ammoland.com) Pope Francis spoke with a group of young people at a rally of thousands at the end of the first day of his trip to the Italian city of Turin. Francis started by attacking the Right to Keep and Bear Arms as well as accusing the allies during World War Two of being complicit in the killing of Jews, Christians and homosexuals. Francis issued his toughest condemnation to date of the weapons industry, saying. “If you trust only men you have lost,” he told the young people in a long, rambling talk about war, trust and politics after...
  • Democrats Attack 3 Of The 10 Amendments In The Bill Of Rights

    06/27/2016 3:38:04 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6/27/2016 | Staff
    Freedom: Hillary Clinton and other leaders in her party always talk about how they want to grant new rights to Americans. They talk about the "right to affordable health care," the "right to a college education," the "right to a livable wage." But at the same time, many of these same Democrats have been agitating to restrict or outright repeal existing rights enshrined in the Constitution's Bill of Rights.
  • Sorry, Chris Wallace… Hillary Clinton DID GO HOME AND SLEEP During Benghazi Attack

    06/26/2016 6:10:34 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 5 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | June 26, 2016
    FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace defended Hillary Clinton today like the rest of the liberal media from Donald Trump’s attacks this week. benghazi terrorists Wallace said Hillary did not go home and sleep during the Benghazi attack – parroting what the rest of the media has been reporting this week. The fact is Hillary Clinton DID GO HOME AND SLEEP during the Benghazi attacks and there are records to prove it. According to official watch logs on September 11, 2012 during the Benghazi attack on the US consulate the first note of the attacks (not protest, another Hillary lie)...
  • Why Leftists Love Unaccountable International Regimes - And Why We Should Be Wary

    06/26/2016 5:49:38 PM PDT · by walford · 4 replies
    Free Republic | 06/26/2016 | walford
    In the context of the recent "Brexit" referendum in the UK, the following is a discussion as to why the Left is so fond of unaccountable international organizations -- and why we should therefore be wary. "[Anxiety about the economy, terrorism and mass migration are providing] fertile terrain for reactionary politicians and demagogues peddling xenophobia, nationalism and isolationism." - US Vice-President Joe Biden***Obama Says Brexit Vote Reflects Fears of Globalization *** "People are waking up to realize that, look, this is potentially a misguided protest vote, but it is a protest vote, and politics is not working for a lot...
  • Newly formed Gays Against Guns group advocates against gun violence

    06/26/2016 5:24:26 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    pix11.com ^ | 6-26-16 | Talia Tirella
    A new group in the LGBT community has formed to spread awareness about gun violence. Gays Against Guns formed in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting and met on June 17 to officially organize and make plans to be in the NYC Pride March, according to a press release. The group, comprised of LGBT New Yorkers and allies, marched during the Pride parade on Sunday to help remember the 49 victims of the Orlando shooting and to spread awareness of their message. However, its main goal is to advocate working through peaceful actions to prevent another massacre like the Orlando...
  • Texas gun range offers free course for LGBT community, sees record attendance

    06/26/2016 6:17:08 AM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 13 replies
    The Extract ^ | June 25, 2016
    Days after 49 people died and dozens others were injured at an Orlando gay nightclub, many in the LGBT community began expressing an piqued interest in their own security. The nation’s deadliest mass shooting — and deadliest terror attack since 9/11 — led to the rapid growth of groups like Pink Pistols, which provides resources for gay gun owners. The owner of a Houston, Texas, gun range aimed to add even more to the ranks by offering free classes to members of the LGBT community.
  • A good guy with a gun isn’t the answer (barf alert)

    06/26/2016 6:12:06 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 51 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 26 june 2016 | Angela Stroud
    It has happened again: another mass shooting. For those of us who have spent a lot of time in places like the Pulse night club, this mass murder is particularly painful. In a culture in which queer people are made to feel grateful for merely being tolerated, gay clubs are spaces where we are celebrated — safe havens that represent the opposite of repression and violence. To have that shattered by someone pledging allegiance to ISIS is an incomprehensible contradiction. It doesn't make any sense.
  • AG Lynch says the best response to terrorists is love & compassion.Why not the same for gun owners?

    06/24/2016 10:13:59 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 18 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-24-16 | DrJohn
    The stupid just keeps pouring from the obama regime. We've come to expect asininity and golly they don't disappoint. Our Attorney General let fly some words which leave you incredulous. “We stand with you to say that the good in this world far outweighs the evil, that our common humanity transcends our differences, and that our most effective response to terror and to hatred is compassion, it’s unity, and it’s love,” Lynch said. “We stand with you today as we grieve together, and long after the cameras are gone, we will continue to stand with you as we grow together in...
  • Sorry, Chris Wallace… Hillary Clinton DID GO HOME AND SLEEP During Benghazi Attack

    06/26/2016 2:50:07 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 120 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 26, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    ....Wallace said Hillary did not go home and sleep during the Benghazi attack – parroting what the rest of the media has been reporting this week. The fact is Hillary Clinton DID GO HOME AND SLEEP during the Benghazi attacks and there are records to prove it. According to official watch logs on September 11, 2012 during the Benghazi attack on the US consulate the first note of the attacks (not protest, another Hillary lie) was posted after 4 PM on that Tuesday afternoon. And Hillary Clinton was home by 10:30 PM as US forces continued to come under attack...
  • Democratic Sen. (Tim Kaine, VA) Calls For Ammunition Control [VIDEO]

    06/26/2016 2:03:50 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 26, 2016 | Steve Guest
    Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine, who is on the shortlist to be Hillary Clinton's vice president, called for limiting the size of magazines on semi-automatic rifles. In an interview airing Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," moderator Chuck Todd asked, "Are you in favor of an assault-weapons ban?" "I have voted for it,” Kaine said. “But I think there’s a better way to go at the problem and that is limitations on the size of magazines and ammunition clips."
  • Poll: Half Of Voters Distrust Government On Gun Control After Orlando Terror Attack

    06/26/2016 3:10:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 26, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    An NBC News/WSJ polled conducted after the Orlando terror attack shows half of voters distrust the government on gun control. The start date for conducting the poll – June 19 – was one week after the attack that killed 49 people at the Pulse Orlando nightclub.
  • CAIR Calls Gun Control Bill Anti-Muslim

    06/26/2016 2:37:30 PM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    breitbart ^ | June 26, 2016 | BREITBART NEWS
    CAIR opposes the Terrorist Firearms Prevention Act of 2016, “because it appears to limit the ban on firearms purchases to American Muslims.” From The Clarion Project: If left-wing politicians thought they were immune from ridiculous accusations of anti-Muslim bigotry by treating the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) with kid gloves, they are in for a surprise. In declaring its opposition to the latest bi-partisan bill to prevent suspected terrorists from buying guns, the sordid group has accused the Democrats and Republicans of trying to suppress Muslims’ civil liberties.
  • The Dangers of Federal Gun Owner Database

    06/26/2016 11:53:52 AM PDT · by dvan · 30 replies
    American Liberty Report ^ | 6/26/2016 | NA
    Hawaii is considering a law that would place the names of all gun owners in the state in an FBI database. Supporters believe it’s a groundbreaking step to make Hawaii a national leader when it comes to safe gun laws according to the AP. The idea that placing the names of legal gun owners into a federal database will make Hawaii any safer is inherently flawed. The majority of gun violence isn’t committed by law abiding citizens who purchase and register their guns legally. It’s committed by those who do not. The law will deter legal gun ownership as many...
  • Reporter's Attempt to Show Ease of Buying an Assault Rifle Backfires

    06/26/2016 11:14:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 22, 2016 | 6:50 PM EDT | Randy Hall
    Neil Steinberg of the Chicago Sun-Times decided last week to purchase an AR-15 following the Pulse night club shooting in Orlando, Florida. His purpose, he said, was to demonstrate how simple it was and to explore Illinois’ gun laws concerning assault weapons. When he bought the gun, Steinberg planned to sell it back to the store. However, his purchase was stopped by the gun store, which canceled the transaction during Illinois’ required 24-hour waiting period after discovering he had lied on his background check about his history of alcohol abuse and domestic violence. In his article, Steinberg admitted that while...
  • NPR issues large correction about stay-at-home mom/gun-control activist(STW)

    06/26/2016 7:02:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 6/23/2016 | Erik Wemple
    This report refers to Shannon Watts as one in a group of “regular people” who began advocating for stricter gun control measures in recent years. After the December 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., she created the “One Million Moms for Gun Control” Facebook page. It later became “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.” We should have noted that Watts has a background in corporate communications. From 1998 to mid-2012, she was a corporate communications executive or consultant at such companies as Monsanto and FleishmanHillard. Before that, Watts had what she says was a...
  • 26 Dems In House Sit-In Were Gun Owners

    06/26/2016 8:01:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 6/24/2016 | Dan Zimmerman
    Make no mistake, the inexorable growth of government, always-more intrusive regulation and the ever-increasing horde of unaccountable bureaucrats has begun to result in blowback from the citizenry. For proof, you only need to look at the unlikely rise of a candidate like Donald Trump and the result of yesterday’s Brexit vote in the U.K. The latest example of government elites displaying a naked double standard — because remember, they know how you should live your life better than you do: the fact that the House hissy fit thrown by Dems unhappy with their inability to further restrict their constituents’ gun...
  • EPA spends millions on military-style weapons, watchdog group reports

    10/10/2015 10:56:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    The Environmental Protection Agency has spent millions of dollars over the last decade on military-style weapons to arm its 200 “special agents” to fight environmental crime. Among the weapons purchased are guns, body armor, camouflage equipment, unmanned aircraft, amphibious assault ships, radar and night-vision gear and other military-style weaponry and surveillance activities, according to a new report by the watchdog group Open the Books. “Protecting the environment just got real. With millions of dollars spent on military style weaponry, the EPA is now literally ensconced with all institutional force,” said Adam Andrzejewski, founder of Open the Books and the author...
  • Why Does the IRS Need Guns?

    06/26/2016 8:12:31 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 65 replies
    Open the Books ^ | 16 June 2016 | Tom Coburn, Adam Andrzejewski
    Special agents at the IRS equipped with AR-15 military-style rifles? Health and Human Services "Special Office of Inspector General Agents" being trained by the Army’s Special Forces contractors? The Department of Veterans Affairs arming 3,700 employees? The number of non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) now exceeds the number of U.S. Marines (182,000). In its escalating arms and ammo stockpiling, this federal arms race is unlike anything in history. Over the last 20 years, the number of these federal officers with arrest-and-firearm authority has nearly tripled to over 200,000 today, from 74,500 in 1996....
  • Why Does the IRS Need Guns?

    06/19/2016 7:57:56 AM PDT · by chuckee · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 18, 2016
    After grabbing legal power, bureaucrats are amassing firepower. It’s time to scale back the federal arsenal. Special agents at the IRS equipped with AR-15 military-style rifles? Health and Human Services “Special Office of Inspector General Agents” being trained by the Army’s Special Forces contractors? The Department of Veterans Affairs arming 3,700 employees? The number of non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) now exceeds the number of U.S. Marines (182,000). In its escalating arms and ammo stockpiling, this federal arms race is unlike anything in history. Over the last 20 years, the number of these...
  • Why Does The IRS Need So Many Guns?

    06/17/2016 7:51:41 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal op-ed: Why Does the IRS Need Guns?, by Tom Coburn (former U.S. Senator) & Adam Andrzejewski (Founder, OpenTheBooks.com): Special agents at the IRS equipped with AR-15 military-style rifles? Health and Human Services “Special Office of Inspector General Agents” being trained by the Army’s Special Forces contractors? The Department of Veterans Affairs arming 3,700 employees? The number of non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) now exceeds the number of U.S. Marines (182,000). In its escalating arms and ammo stockpiling, this federal arms race is unlike anything in history. Over the last 20...
  • Barack has decided that armed self-defense “defies common sense”

    06/26/2016 8:41:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 32 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/26/16 | Doug Book, Editor
    “Did you see how dark it was? It’s likely that more people would have been killed.” This was Bill Clinton’s response to a suggestion that law abiding people with firearms of their own might have been able to save lives by stopping Islamic terrorist Omar Mateen at the Orlando nightclub Pulse. Of course, Bill was comfortably surrounded by armed security during his Bloomberg television interview, as was Barack during his speech in Orlando a few days later. But Obama offered an even more pointed dissent from those who believe the little people should be permitted the means of preserving their...
  • REP. CHARLIE RANGEL: ONLY POLITICIANS NEED FIREARMS FOR PROTECTION

    06/26/2016 7:05:59 AM PDT · by imanerd11 · 90 replies
    TDS ^ | 6/25/16 | Joshua Krause
    There are millions of Americans who want to restrict firearm ownership and use by one degree or another. While you may disagree with those people, at least they’re consistent. For the most part, die-hard gun grabbers don’t own firearms, and have probably never even held a gun before. They’re not hypocrites, unlike the handful of politicians and celebrities who often lead them. It’s been pointed out by Second Amendment supporters for years, that the wealthy and famous liberals who say they hate gun so much, are typically flanked by professionally trained and armed security guards at all times. They tell...
  • Hawaii Creates Gun Registry For Law-Abiding Citizens! Are You Adding Gang Members Too?

    06/26/2016 7:35:54 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 29 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-26-16 | Wayne Dupree
    China made their citizens turn their guns. Made them all register. The next day they rounded up everyone on the lists. They executed 300,000 men and their sons. So if I understand this, the powers to be in Hawaii ( Democrats) put gun owners that purchased the guns legally on the FBI list but not the criminals who do not have a permit that bought their guns underground or stole them that do not have not permit. Just another example of stupid Democrat / Socialist government punishing people for doing the things legally instead of going after the bad guys....
  • Democrats plan 'day of action' to keep spotlight on guns

    06/26/2016 2:53:46 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 25 June 2016 | Mike Lillis
    The House has left Washington for its July Fourth recess, but Democrats have no intention of relenting in their push for tougher gun laws.
  • Corruption case casts harsh light on NYPD handgun permits

    06/25/2016 7:51:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 25, 2016 5:53 PM EDT | Tom Hays
    A corruption probe at the New York Police Department has cast a harsh light on how people get handgun permits in a city that boasts some of the nation’s toughest gun laws. Federal prosecutors say a shady fixer’s cash bribes induced officers working in NYPD’s licensing division to rubber-stamp dozens of gun applications, circumventing stringent background checks intended to weed out candidates with criminal records, mental health problems and other red flags. The potential public safety breach comes amid a national debate over whether easy access to weapons fueled the Orlando massacre and other mass shootings. …
  • LGBT turnout for free course surprises local shooting range

    06/25/2016 6:33:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    click2houston.com ^ | 6/22/2016 | Ryan Korsgard
    HOUSTON - It was a unique offer by the Shiloh Shooting Range in northwest Harris County, just days after the shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. Shiloh offered free gun classes to the LGBT community and hundreds of people responded. "We learned gun safety,” said Jared Anthony. “We learned that it's not ... it's a big responsibility. If you do carry, it's something that you do need to take seriously. You are providing ... you're providing a service to the community really." More News Headlines Local shooting range offers free CHL course to LGBT community Uber offering free rides...
  • Rep. Gohmert: If Orlando Was About Guns, Then 'Boston Was About a Pressure Cooker'(video)

    06/25/2016 6:05:41 AM PDT · by blueyon · 35 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 6/24/16 | Susan Jones
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) called it "outrageous" that House Democrats would grab microphones and prevent fellow lawmakers from conducting business in violation of House rules, all to make a point about gun control, which is really beside the point, he said: "And when people go on for 12 hours, saying things, 'It's about guns,' then that means Boston was about a pressure cooker. It wasn't. Both of them were about radical Islam," Gohmert told Fox News's Charles Payne. "And the reason people died unnecessarily is because this FBI, this Justice Department, this Homeland Security has purged their training materials, so...
  • Sandy Hook Lead Investigator Maj. William Podgorski Dies Suddenly

    06/24/2016 6:37:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 87 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 21, 2014 | Tim Brown
    Connnecticut State Police Maj. William Podgorski, one of the lead investigator in the Sandy Hook shooting investigation, died earlier this week. Podgorski, 49, died on Monday following a brief illness and surgery. The illness was undisclosed ... Sometime after surgery on Friday, Podgorski was transferred to Yale-New Haven Hospital from another hospital, Grant said. He died there Monday morning surrounded by his family. ... Podgorski was not only a part of the Sandy Hook investigation, but also was a hero in the community he served. He was awarded the Lifesaving Award from the department in 2006 after he came upon...
  • We’re Off Our Rocker and We Can’t Get Up!

    06/24/2016 12:51:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | D.W. Wilber
    Not since the 1960s’ anti-war protests has a “sit-in” been so publicly used as a tactic by protesters. And back then it was usually reserved for the administration offices on college campuses that spoiled students would take over from time to time to whine about the R.O.T.C. program, or some other policy enacted by college administrators that they wanted changed. But if one thought that the political discourse in this country couldn’t get any worse, all one has to do is look at the recent ‘sit in’ on the floor of the United States House of Representatives conducted by the...
  • Law Professor Demands Repeal of 'Outdated' Second Amendment, Makes Very Weak Case

    06/24/2016 10:44:23 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 63 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 24, 2016 | George Leef
    The massacre in Orlando has prompted many demands for still more laws intended to prevent deranged killers like Omar Mateen from getting their hands on firearms. It has also occasioned more radical ideas, including the repeal of the Second Amendment. That is exactly what Drexel University law professor David S. Cohen proposes in his June 13th article in Rolling Stone, “Why It’s Time to Repeal the Second Amendment.” Naturally, Cohen’s writing is full of passion. Anti-gun forces will no doubt laud his piece as visionary and compelling. It lacks any good arguments, however and suffers from the fatal flaw of...
  • 'Cheers' star John Ratzenberger says hurrah for Donald Trump

    06/24/2016 9:53:32 AM PDT · by DFG · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/24/2016 | Carl Kozlowski
    John Ratzenberger played one of America's most beloved sitcom characters, Cliff the Mailman, on "Cheers" for 11 years. Since then, he has become one of the most-employed voices in Pixar movies, with a role in the latest, "Finding Dory." But he's also a longtime Republican activist who will be appearing in four panels at Politicon starting Saturday and running through the weekend in Pasadena, California. LifeZette talked to the actor, 69, about his opinions on the issues involved in two of his four panels at the weekend gathering -- his passion for the Second Amendment ("Tons of Guns") and his...
  • House Republicans pushing gun control bill

    06/24/2016 10:16:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    Greg Nash Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) is spearheading gun control legislation that would keep firearms out of the hands of suspected terrorists, but it is unclear whether Republican leadership will give the bill a vote. The Terrorist Firearms Prevention Act announced Friday will serve as a companion bill to the compromise gun legislation introduced by Susan Collins (R-Maine) in the Senate. The gun legislation would prevent suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms. The bipartisan legislation appears to have Democratic support and is backed by a handful of Republicans, including Reps. Bob Dold (Ill.), Scott Rigell (Va.), Peter King (N.Y.) and...
  • 'Top Gun' actress Kelly McGillis left 'scratched and bruised' after home invasion

    06/24/2016 7:53:33 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 28 replies
    The actress, who is best known for playing Charlotte "Charlie" Blackwood in "Top Gun," recalled the scary incident in a recent Facebook post. "Upon entering the house I notice a pair of girls pink sandals and a black larger pair," McGillis wrote. At first, she thought it her daughter might be home and she called out several times for her. "[But then] a stranger, a woman, came barreling down the hallway and began yelling at me. I asked her who she is and why she was in my house and she said 'you know why you've been stalking me in...
  • CNN Gets Schooled By Guest With Actual Facts on Gun Violence in the U.S

    06/24/2016 6:56:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/23/2016 | Kristine Marsh
    On Thursday morning’s CNN Newsroom, host Carol Costello brought on Erich Pratt, executive director for Gun Owners of America to argue with him about guns as the root cause of violence in the U.S. Unfortunately for Costello, her guest had facts ready to combat the journalist’s agenda and ably argued his point to where Costello had nothing left to defend her case. (transcript) Pratt then pointed out that other countries have far stricter gun laws but have much higher rates of murder, like in Japan where suicide rates are astronomical. “Actually, our murder rate is not even in the top...
  • CPRC's John Lott on CNN INTERNATIONAL to discuss the push for more gun control

    06/24/2016 4:39:49 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | June 21, 2016 | CNN
    Dr. John Lott appeared on CNN International to discuss the issue of gun-free zones and the push for more gun control laws. (Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 2:33 to 2:37 AM and Tuesday, June 21, 2016 12:33 to 12:37 AM)
  • New Zealand CrimeThink on Guns for Self Defense

    06/24/2016 4:17:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    I have considered a trip to New Zealand, or to Australia.  Australia makes it very difficult to bring in hunting guns.  Not quite impossible, but you must apply for a permit to possess guns in Australia. It is fairly involved, including such things as sending them a letter from your local police chief months in advance of your trip.  New Zealand requires that you obtain a temporary firearms license, but it appears much easier to obtain, mostly done online. You are not required to pay any fees until you arrive in New Zealand, and the temporary license is good...