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  • Thanksgivings First Rifle: The Mayflower Wheel-lock Carbine

    11/22/2012 5:19:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 36 replies ^ | 21 November, 2012 | Kristin Alberts
    Whats even more American than turkey, cranberries and pumpkin pie these days? An Italian gun, thats what. The only known surviving firearm that crossed the wild Atlantic aboard the good ship Mayflower, settled with the pilgrims at Plymouth Colony and ultimately helped the first colonists not only survive, but prosper. Meet the Mayflower Gun. The GunAffectionately dubbed the Mayflower Gun and thought of as an American icon, the gun is actually an Italian-made wheel-lock carbine. This single-shot musket was originally chambered in .50 caliber rifle, though ages of heavy use have worn away the majority of the rifling. Given...
  • David Leyonhjelm uses Paris attacks to further a dangerous pro-gun agenda

    11/26/2015 8:33:09 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 11/25/2015 | Hugh McDermott
    People like Senator David Leyonhjelm are using the tragedy of the Paris attacks to further their pro-gun agenda, twisting facts to create a narrative that is misleading and dangerous. On Tuesday, in response to a tweet that read: “Aust’s tough gun laws have better insulated us against a Paris-style terror attack, Keenan said ...” Leyonhjelm tweeted: — David Leyonhjelm (@DavidLeyonhjelm) November 24, 2015 Sure helped a lot in Paris. And let's not mention the Lindt Cafe and Parramatta. In fact, Leyonhjelm has appointed himself Australian “spokesman” of the NRA, the US pro-gun lobby, which has political influence disproportionate to...
  • French Ambassador Counters Donald Trump: Armed Citizens Defend Themselves ‘Only in the Movies’

    11/26/2015 7:29:29 AM PST · by rktman · 80 replies ^ | 11/26/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During the November 25 airing of Fox News’ Special Report, French Ambassador to the United States Gerard Araud countered Donald Trump’s emphasis on the importance of an armed citizenry by claiming that armed citizens succeed in defending themselves “only in the movies.” Araud was specifically reacting to a tweet sent after the January 7 Charlie Hebdo attacks in which Trump wrote, “Isn’t it interesting that the tragedy in Paris took place in one of the toughest gun control countries in the world?” Talking Points Memo reported that Araud responded to the tweet by calling Trump a “vulture,” then deleted the...
  • French Amb on Trump Gun Rights: ‘Only in the Movies’ Does Someone Use a Gun to Defend Himself

    11/26/2015 3:22:47 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 67 replies
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” French Ambassador to the United States Gerard Araud defend a tweet he had posted in response to Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump immediately following the terror attacks in Paris earlier this month. Araud described Trump as a “vulture” for a tweet Trump had made earlier in the year following the January attack on Charlie Hebdo. Araud acknowledged he deleted the tweet, explaining it was immediately as his home country was reeling from the attacks, but doubled down on the sentiment he originally conveyed, which was using a gun to defend themselves in such...
  • Column: Lax gun control to blame for increased violence, not religion

    11/25/2015 9:38:58 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 11/25/2015 | Jessica Suriano
    The real problem does not lie with these refugees seeking help from America. The real problem lies in the accessibility terrorists have to guns in this country. Rep. Tony Dale, a Republican congressman for the state of Texas, expressed that one of his top concerns about the refugee situation is how easy it is to buy a gun in his state. Dale is not wrong. The availability of guns for anyone in America, even legally, is nonsensical. According to the Government Accountability Office, between 2004 and 2014, 91 percent of the time suspected terrorists attempted to buy guns in America...
  • Americans Live In Fear Just Blocks From US Capitol

    11/25/2015 8:32:23 AM PST · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 23, 2015 | Josh Fatzick
    A group of roughly 40 Capitol Hill residents gathered Friday morning at a local coffee shop to discuss the recent surge of violence in the area. As the meeting kicked off, another shooting occurred just two blocks away. According to a Metropolitan Police Department alert, a shooting occurred at the corner of 13th and Pennsylvania Ave SE, and the suspect fled toward downtown D.C. in a blue or black car. The meeting, and most recent shooting, came on the heels of what some calling the “Reign of Terror” that occurred Wednesday night. Five people were mugged in the neighborhood within...
  • Self-Defenseless(Stossel)

    11/25/2015 5:11:32 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 11/25/2015 | John Stossel
    What might have happened if a few of the 1,500 concert attendees in Paris' Bataclan theater had guns? The terrorists had time to kill, reload and kill again. The police unit didn't come for more than a half hour. If a few people in the theater were armed, might they have killed the killers? We'll never know. France's guns laws say you may not carry a gun unless police certify that you are "exposed to exceptional risks of harm" to your life. Few people even bother to apply. Fortunately, in America, laws in every state now allow adults to carry...
  • Sorry Democrats, But There Is No ‘Loophole’ That Allows Terrorists To Legally Buy Guns

    11/24/2015 4:59:57 PM PST · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 11/24/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Having overwhelmingly lost the public debate about whether the Obama administration’s Syrian refugee screening policy should be enhanced, Democrats have retreated to more comfortable rhetorical ground: demanding more gun control. Their new secret weapon? A bill that would ban anyone whose name appears on a terror watch list from buying or possessing a firearm. The idea sounds reasonable enough until you dig into the details and realize that the proposed Democratic legislation is a shocking assault on the constitutional right to due process. What makes the proposal even worse is that the Democrats’ assault on due process isn’t necessary to...
  • The World’s First Fully 3D Printed Revolver is Here

    11/24/2015 9:42:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies ^ | 23 November, 2015 | Scott J Grunewald
    Mechanical engineering student James Patrick recently uploaded a video to his YouTube channel showing off the fully functional PM522 Washbear .22LR revolver that he designed and 3D printed. With the exception of the firing pin, a few elastic bands that act as springs and the legally required amount of detectable metal, the entire gun including the body and cylinder is completely 3D printed. This is, to my knowledge, the very first functional repeating firearm ever made entirely (This doesn’t count, it has metal barrel inserts) on a desktop 3D printer. The optional 8 barrel revolver needs metal tubing inserts for...
  • WH: Americans Should Talk About Gun Control 'Around the Thanksgiving Table

    11/24/2015 7:55:13 AM PST · by rktman · 92 replies ^ | 11/24/2015 | Susan Jones
    Instead of voting to "encumber and bog down the refugee process," Republicans should go along with a Democrat demand to bar people on a secret government list from buying guns, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday. Earnest said the Republican plan to beef up the vetting of refugees will not improve national security: "Again, if Congress were actually interested in doing that, they'd pass a law that would prevent somebody who's on the terror watch list from being able to buy a gun. That's what Congress should do. "And as people are sitting around the Thanksgiving table, talking...
  • No, You Can't Trust Marco Rubio to Protect Your Guns # UCCShooting # Oregon

    11/23/2015 5:08:48 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 15 replies
    Got ^ | October 1, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    You shouldn't trust Rubio. Senator Marco Rubio is running for president but he doesn't want you to know about his past views on guns. Take a note at this research on him opposing lawful gun owning. Rubio Favored Restrictions On Florida Gun Owners In His 2000 State House Race, Rubio Supported Waiting Periods On Gun Purchases. "'Background checks are necessary and the sale of guns at shows should be limited,' Garcia said. 'Furthermore, safety locks should be required. I am also against honoring the concealed weapons permits of other states in our state.' Rubio supports 'reasonable restrictions' including background checks...
  • Senate Dems demand executive action on guns

    11/23/2015 6:49:40 PM PST · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/23/15 | Anna Giaritelli
    A group of 24 Senate Democrats urged the president Monday to dodge Congress and act on his own to make new rules on gun control, after Congress has failed to move any gun bills. The senators, led by Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy of Connecticut, requested the White House take an immediate step to change the law that now allows sellers who do not have a federal license to sell guns to individuals at shows, online and elsewhere without conducting background checks. The letter said Democrats would keep trying to pass a gun bill, but said Obama should explore...
  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces ‘See Something, Send Something’ app to combat terrorism

    11/23/2015 1:35:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced as part of his "See Something, Send Something" campaign a new mobile app that allows New Yorkers to alert authorities of potential threats. The "See Something, Send Something" app allows anyone with a smart phone to report suspicious activity directly to the New York State Intelligence Center in the form of photos or written notes, according to a press release. The press release reminds users to only report “suspicious behavior and situations (e.g., an unattended backpack or briefcase in a public place) rather than beliefs, thoughts, ideas, expressions, associations, or speech unrelated to...
  • White House: Americans Should Talk About Gun Control This Thanksgiving

    11/23/2015 2:13:28 PM PST · by PROCON · 117 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov. 23, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    This Thanksgiving, the Obama administration wants Americans to talk about why Congress won’t pass more gun control – but not about Obama’s foreign policy failures. During the White House press briefing, Press Secretary Josh Earnest continued to press a narrative set up by gun control activists in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris. “As people sitting around the Thanksgiving table talking about these issues as they should and I’m sure they will all across the country, I hope that’s a question that will be raised and asked by members around the table,” Earnest said, referring to a bill...
  • Trump Releases His Plan for 2nd Amendment… Leaves Millions Furious (Liberal Heads Exploding)

    11/23/2015 6:11:16 AM PST · by xzins · 66 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 23 Nov 15 | Sela T
    One common criticism of billionaire businessman and presidential candidate Donald Trump is that he far too often speaks in vague generalities and rarely offers specifics about where he stands on the issues. Well,he’s getting specific now, and you want to hear this! “The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon. Period,” the position paper began. Trump went on to explain that the right to keep and bear arms is a right that pre-exists both the government and the Constitution, noting that government didn’t create the...
  • Report: Senate Democrats may try to add gun measure to Syrian refugee bill

    11/23/2015 12:25:59 PM PST · by Torcert · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 23, 2015 | Taylor Millard
    [..]This ignores the fact of how stupid terrorist watch lists are because they don't do the job the government claims they're supposed to. The Intercept (which isn't exactly a conservative or libertarian publication) got hold of the National Counterterrorism Center guidelines for putting people on watch lists last year. Some of these guidelines includes social media and what 'walk-ins' say, even if government employees are told not to use hunches.So, yes, you might be on a terrorist watch list if you tweet, Facebook, or use other social media sites to post an article someone doesn't like. The rules are so...
  • Obama Points to His Great Courage Traveling to Paris Climate Summit Under Heavy Guard

    11/23/2015 6:23:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 50 replies
    Idependent ^ | November 22, 2015 | S. Noble
    Obama Points to His Great Courage Traveling to Paris Climate Summit Under Heavy Guard S. Noble November 22, 2015 Barack Obama actually said at a presser Sunday that by attending the Climate Conference he is showing ISIS Im Not Afraid and Amb Wendy Sherman, putting a smiley face on Obamas no strategy plan against ISIS, said President Obama Has Been About Resolve Not Fear Against ISIS. Barack Obama said he would go ahead with a visit to Paris for the pivotal UN summit on climate change despite the recent attacks in the French capital, urging other leaders to do the...
  • Feinstein says Islamic State stronger, criticizes U.S. approach

    11/22/2015 9:26:08 PM PST · by Mariner · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 22nd, 2015 | By Doina Chiacu
    Leading Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein said on Sunday the United States is not doing enough to fight Islamic State, and the group is gaining strength outside Iraq and Syria. Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, said Secretary of State John Kerry gave the panel a more comprehensive picture last week of the U.S. strategy to combat Islamic State, including talks in Vienna to find a diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis. However, she said on CBS, "I don't think the approach is sufficient to the job." Feinstein said President Barack Obama's decision to send 50 special forces...
  • North Carolina voluntary gun surrender event produces big results (LOL Alert)

    11/22/2015 3:55:56 PM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 22, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    A staple among the more "reasonable" gun control advocates in America is the voluntary gun turn-in or buy-back program. Hillary Clinton has recently gone on record as a big supporter of these programs, whether they be optional or… not so optional, like in Australia. If you had any doubt about the effectiveness of such plans, the folks in Greensboro, North Carolina were out to prove you wrong this month. They held just such an event where they would accept any number of weapons, getting them off the streets and presumably out of the hands of criminals. [Snip] So how did...
  • (Flashback: 2013) Exclusive: After Westgate, Interpol Chief Ponders 'Armed Citizenry'

    11/22/2015 2:27:10 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies
    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...
  • D.C. police Chief Cathy Lanier urges public to ‘take down’ active gunman if they can

    11/22/2015 10:51:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 75 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 22, 2015 | Carleton Bryant
    In a surprising comment, Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier is encouraging ordinary citizens to subdue or even kill active gunmen if they can as the "best option for saving lives before police can get there." During an interview Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes," Chief Lanier was asked what should people do if they are in the vicinity of an active shooter like the ones who terrorized Paris on Nov. 13, The Washington Examiner reported. "Your options are run, hide, or fight," the D.C. police chief said. "If you're in a position to try and take the gunman down, to...
  • World View: European Union Considers Gun Control After Paris Attack (The Terrorist Protection Act)

    11/22/2015 9:27:52 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Nov 2015 | John J. Xenakis
    Closed metro entrance in Brussels on Saturday (EU Observer)On Saturday, the city of Brussels, which is both the capital city of Belgium and the capital of the European Union, was essentially shut down completely, after Belgium’s Prime Minister Charles Michel warned that the threat of one or more terror attacks in the city was “serious and imminent.” The terror alert system was raised to its highest level over reports of an “imminent threat” of a gun and bomb attack similar to the one seen in Paris. The metro system was shut down, and all restaurants and cafés were closed...
  • On gun control, Newsom seems to be following Bloomberg's strategic lead(assclowns)

    11/22/2015 8:57:27 AM PST · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 11/22/2015 | Paige St. John
    Campaign finance records show Everytown last year provided more than $4 million to a successful $11 million campaign in Washington state that widened background checks on gun buyers. By contrast, the NRA and its supporters spent less than $600,000. Additional support for the Washington initiative came from other foundations and a short list of billionaire donors, including more than $1 million from Napster co-founder Sean Parker. Similar measures proposed this year in Nevada and Maine suggest more of the same.
  • This State Just Signed Landmark Gun Legislation (Kansas)

    11/22/2015 8:48:44 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 11/22/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    There is SOME good news for gun owners. Conservative Kansas Governor Sam Brownback just signed new legislation bolstering the right to bear arms. When asked why he passed such a broad bill, Brownback offered great rationale: "Kansans soon can carry concealed weapons without permits or training under a bill signed by Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday. The new law, which kicks in July 1, makes Kansas the sixth state to allow “constitutional carry.” It will allow Kansans 21 and older to carry concealed firearms regardless of whether they have obtained a permit. Training still will be required for anyone who...
  • Democrats' devious gun control measure

    11/22/2015 7:29:21 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 11/22/2015 | Carol Brown
    The attorney general would make a list based on data the government already has amassed. Or, potentially, based on anything else for that matter. Perhaps the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of troublesome people would serve as a guide. Who knows? Bottom line, if your name appeared on that mysterious list (intentionally or unintentionally due to errors, which routinely occur), then you would be unable to buy a gun.
  • Is The NRA The Only Civil Rights Group In America That Still Matters?

    11/21/2015 4:15:12 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 20 Nov, 2015 | Bob Owens
    The mainstream media is—once again—carrying out a nakedly partisan attack on the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, the National Rifle Association. This time the mainstream “news” organizations are attempting to assert that the NRA is a bunch of radicals that is so “gun crazy” that they even support terrorists buying guns. The Daily News made that absurd claim earlier in the week, and the network of Dan Rather is doing so today. Reality, of course, is something quite different. The National Rifle Association is both a firearms training organization and a civil rights group, and opposes long-running Democrat attempts to...
  • Donald Trump is now the Leading Second Amendment Supporter

    11/22/2015 5:09:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In an exclusive to, Donald Trump has called for Americans to bear arms to increase security in the United States. From Carrying a weapon is not always feasible or appropriate. However, given the increased tensions that are the result of continued, escalating terrorism around the world, more legitimately armed individuals on the streets is a positive outcome. Each permit holder must make the decision to carry or not carry. I will carry more often than I have in the past, and I am sure other concealed permit holders will do the same. Do we have an obligation...
  • Trump Is Calling For ALL Concealed Carry Permit Holders To Do THIS…

    11/18/2015 9:03:26 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 124 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | 11/18/2015
    DONALD TRUMP HAS NEWS FOR ALL CONCEALED CARRY HOLDERS... Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is serious about the right to bear arms. Our country is at a time of potential threat from ISIS terrorists and with an influx of Syrian refugees, many are on high alert. Trump issued a statement to Breitbart calling for all concealed carry permit holders to actually carry. He said" "There are nearly 13 million concealed carry permit holders in the United States who are part of the 100 million gun owners who defend the Constitutional right to "keep and bear arms." This fundamental liberty is...
  • Bill Maher on Terror Attacks: Wouldn’t Being Armed at Least Give Citizens a Chance?

    11/21/2015 10:59:33 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 21, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During the November 20 airing of Real Time with Bill Maher, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) pro-gun control comments were countered by Maher’s observation that being armed duringa Paris-style attack would at least give citizens a fighting chance to survive. According to MRC/Newsbusters, Maher stepped in to defend the option of being armed for self-defense after Newsom dismissed the idea of a good guy with a gun having any real success against bad guys with guns.Newsom said, “I just simply, this sort of mythology, the guy with the gun that’s going to come save the day, I mean, so...
  • Paris Terror Attack Spurs Call for Gun Control [semi-satire]

    11/21/2015 9:05:27 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Nov 2015 | John Semmens
    Despite the fact that France has some of the strictest gun-control laws in the world, the massacre of over 100 people in Paris by gun and bomb wielding Islamic terrorists has inspired Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill) to call for more stringent gun-control regulations in America. “I don’t mean to belittle the grief felt by so many after the tragic events in Paris, but I shudder to think how much worse it would have been if the victims had been armed,” Schakowsky said. “Bullets could have been coming from every direction. Police would have been confused over who were the perpetrators.”...
  • October 23, 2015: DeLay on Obama Gun Executive Order: Congress Should Consider Impeachment

    11/20/2015 8:23:47 PM PST · by granite · 29 replies
    Newsmax TV ^ | Friday, 23 Oct 2015 11:42 PM | By Todd Beamon
    Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay told Newsmax TV on Friday that if President Barack Obama implemented a plan to require background checks on some gun sales by executive order and without congressional approval, the House should consider impeachment proceedings. "The very fact that you might bring it before the Judiciary Committee and investigate it and determine whether it's an impeachable offense is a very healthy thing to do," DeLay, the Texas Republican who served in the position from 2003 to 2005, told "Newsmax Prime" in an interview. Earlier this month, The Washington Post reported that Obama was considering circumventing...
  • Katie Pavlich Tweets Out Perfect Response To Hillary Clinton’s Gun Control Award

    11/20/2015 7:24:05 AM PST · by OttawaFreeper · 17 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | November 19 2015 | Andrew Mark Miller
    The Brady Campaign is a group that actively pushes for gun control regulations under the guise of wanting to keep people safer. Every year they give out awards to high profile people that either donate a lot of money or push through legislation that promotes the restriction of access to guns across the country. This year’s big winner? Hillary Clinton. Conservative commentator Katie Pavlich provided the internet with a great response to this moment of hypocrisy.
  • Let’s Rein In Out–of–Control Gun Control Advocates

    11/20/2015 7:08:20 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 11/19/2015 | Michael R. Shannon
    Gun control is a powder keg of an issue anyway, but selecting an individual as spokesman that reasonable people agree should never be allowed to own a gun, only makes the effort more prone to misfire. And that’s exactly what happened in Virginia. Democrats are convinced the next election is always going to be the one where “gun control” pays off. Except it doesn’t: Election after election after election this favorite issue is a dud at the ballot box. Bitter clingers always manage to out-vote eager grabbers. The problem is particularly acute in off–year, nonpresidential elections. Making gun control’s appearance...
  • Combined Suicide and Murder Rates by Country

    11/20/2015 6:51:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The chart shows the combined suicide and intentional homicide rates for 26 developed nations. It is always hard to come up with a list of countries to choose, so I let the Washington Post choose this list. They conveniently came up with the list in an article on suicide. As with most international comparisons, one of the major questions is: What countries do you choose to compare? It makes an enormous difference, and can cause exactly opposite conclusions. Why was Luxembourg included, but not Australia? Ask the Washington Post. Why was Iceland included, but not the U.S. Virgin Islands?...

    11/20/2015 1:09:23 AM PST · by RC one · 7 replies
    Guns america News and Reviews ^ | NOVEMBER 19, 2015 | S.H. BLANNELBERRY
    Keeping true to the immortal words or gun-control czar Rahm Emanuel, gun-grabbers in the European Union are not going to let a tragedy go to waste. They know that in the wake of the attacks in Paris emotions are at a high and sound reason is at a low creating an ideal environment to ram through comprehensive reforms that further disarm the citizens of Europe.Furthermore, they know that people are looking for something to blame, something to direct their ire at, and they are quick to point to the hardware that millions of good guys use to defend themselves, their...
  • (FAIL) ... Shocking Test Results for the Armatix iP1 “Smart Gun”

    11/19/2015 7:02:01 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 19, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Shocking test results for the Armatix iP1 "smart gun" One of the most clever tricks liberals have devised to crater gun ownership in the United States is their insistence that if we can't get rid of guns, we should make everyone own safer and smarter guns. While neither the NRA or most gun owners I know are opposed to the exploration of new technology in firearms, there is a tremendous amount of resistance to government mandates of unproven, expensive and dubious design experiments. One of the big examples of these so called “smart guns” has been the Armatix iP1. Hailed...
  • As Paris Attacks Show, Europe In Denial About Gun Rights

    11/19/2015 4:03:27 PM PST · by richardb72 · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 19, 2015 | John R Lott Jr and Julie Gavran
    French citizens were sitting ducks last Friday. For at least 10 uninterrupted minutes, terrorists mowed down attendants at Paris' Bataclan Concert Hall. In five other coordinated attacks, terrorists were given far too much time to go about their business. But European politicians are in denial. French President Francois Hollande immediately ordered 1,500 additional soldiers to protect the streets of Paris. After January's Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, France placed 10,000 uniformed soldiers in front of Jewish sites across the country. These troops gave only the illusion of protection. Israel learned this lesson the hard way. In its first decades of...
  • University of Texas at Austin Debate on "Campus Carry: Good Policy? How to Regulate?"

    11/19/2015 3:45:49 PM PST · by richardb72 · 7 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | November 17, 2015 | John R Lott Jr and Julie Gavran
    University of Texas at Austin Debate on "Campus Carry: Good Policy? How to Regulate?" The Crime Prevention Research Center's John Lott debated Julie Gavran with the Campaign to Keep Guns off Campus.
  • NJ man loses 76 guns over domestic dispute he wasn’t a part of

    11/19/2015 10:30:57 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 11/19/2015 | Chris Eger
    Although C.L.H had a clean record and was not a defendant in the domestic violence proceeding, which was later voluntarily dismissed in any event, what authorities found out about his collection led to trouble. On examination by the State Police, five of the guns were considered under New Jersey law to be banned “assault weapons” which led to the forfeiture of those firearms and, since that disqualified him from further gun ownership under state law as argued the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, the other 71 guns as well. A local court agreed and ordered the entire collection remain impounded pending...
  • More than 500 firearms seized from Clovis home of man with mental health issues

    11/19/2015 6:28:45 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 38 replies
    CLOVIS, Calif. -- The biggest weapons seizure ever made in a single home by the California Department of Justice, and it happened in Clovis -- more than 500 firearms and 100,000 rounds of ammunition. "I believe it makes the neighborhood safer as well as the state of California," said DOJ Special Agent-In-Charge Michael Haroldsen. State agents arrested 59-year-old Albert Sheakalee at his home last week. Sheakalee didn't deny having the impressive haul of weapons -- including ten assault weapons, 88 shotguns and 234 rifles. But his son tells Action News it was a bogus government gun grab -- even though...

    11/18/2015 10:47:00 PM PST · by richardb72 · 8 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | November 18, 2015 | Ari Armstrong
    In August, Kleck told Mother Jones that he doesn’t know of any “credible criminologist” who believes that “with more guns there are less crimes.” More recently Kleck was interviewed by Ari Armstrong about these points and Kleck’s claims that there hasn’t been any increase in the rate that people are carrying permitted concealed handguns and that neither more guns nor more concealed handguns reduce homicides or any other type of violent crime. Here is the beginning of Ari’s interview with Lott: Recently I interviewed criminologist Gary Kleck about gun ownership and crime. In the course of that interview, Kleck expressed...
  • Report: Thousands of Suspected Terrorists Still Buy Guns Legally?!

    11/18/2015 9:36:06 PM PST · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | November 18, 2015 | Gretchen Carlson
    Thousands of people on the national Terrorist Watch List are still legally allowed to buy guns - and have been doing just that, according to a new report. The Government Accountability Office says that more than 2,000 suspected terrorists have managed to buy guns in the U.S. from 2004 to 2014. That makes an overwhelming 91 percent of those on the list who were not blocked from purchasing a firearm. So, how did that happen? Gun rights are a "congressional situation," said Stewart Verdery, former Assistant Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, said on "The Real Story" today....
  • Dem Schakowsky: ISIS Paris Attacks “Chilling Reminder” that US Needs Stricter Gun Laws

    11/18/2015 9:51:11 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/18/15 | Jim Hoft
    Wow- More insanity from the American left. On Friday eight ISIS linked terrorists slaughtered 132 people in Paris. At least one of the Islamists posed as a refugee to enter Europe - in October. The Islamic terrorists gutted their victims on the floor of the Bataclan concert hall. Democrat Rep. Jan Schakowsky from Illinois told SiriuxXM radio that the Paris terrorist attacks last week were a "chilling reminder" that the U.S. needs more restrictive gun laws. France has some of the strictest gun laws in the West. Only terrorists and criminals are packing heat. Via News Alert:
  • Dr. Kent Hovind Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

    11/18/2015 8:29:59 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 54 replies
    You Tube ^ | Nov 17, 2015
    Dr. Kent Hovind Endorses Hillary Clinton for President
  • Proposed law to stop terror suspects from buying guns in U.S. faces NRA, GOP opposition

    11/18/2015 7:07:10 AM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | November 18, 2015 | Cameron Joseph and Larry Mcshane
    The NRA -- and their gun-loving Republican cohorts -- are refusing once more to stop terrorists intent on getting armed in the U.S.A. A legal loophole allows suspected terrorists on the government's no-fly list to legally buy guns, but a bill to fix that will likely wither on the vine. The federal Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act, even in the wake of last week’s terrorist killing of 129 people in Paris, remains a long shot due to its rabid pro-gun opponents. "Anything which they feel restricts the use or the ability to retain a gun they’re opposed...
  • Book Review: Intrepid Explorer: The Autobiography of the World's Best Mine Finder

    11/17/2015 4:26:08 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Intrepid Explorer: The Autobiography of the World's Best Mine Finder, by J. David Lowell 496 pages, Published by Sentinel Peak Press, University of Arizona, 2014 J. David Lowell is a hero directly out of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, but in real life. This little promoted book is an inspirational account of a life built on the American dream, a questioning and active mind, physical courage and achievement that enriched the entire world. The book is a true life adventure novel. It was hard to put down. I read longer into the night than I should have. It was impossible...
  • Keeping guns out gets us nowhere in staying safer

    11/17/2015 10:48:27 AM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 14 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | November 17, 2015 | Dr. John R. Lott Jr.
    Suppose a criminal comes upon your home and sees a sign announcing, “Gun Free Zone.” How would he respond? Unless he thinks that the homeowner is playing a joke on him, the sign would put his mind at ease and make him more likely to break in. Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy, argued that such signs make us safer, attacking my October testimony before the state Senate Judiciary Committee. Related: ‘Guns everywhere’ bill goes against the facts, by Daniel Webster. Mass public killers want to commit suicide, but they also want to gain media...
  • Obama: I'm thinking I'll spend my last year in office focused on gun control

    11/17/2015 6:24:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 108 replies
    Hot ^ | November 17, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Your alternate headline comes from Charles Cooke: “President Obama announces record gun sales in 2016.” So two of his major priorities heading into a presidential election year are (a) gun-grabbing and (b) telling Americans they’re un-American for worrying about importing thousands of Muslims from the site of the most vicious sectarian war on Earth. Good luck, Hillary. "The main thing that I've been trying to communicate over the last several of these horrific episodes is that, contrary to popular belief, Americans are not more violent than people in other developed countries," Mr. Obama said. "But they have more deadly weapons...
  • (Jewish Home MK) Yinon Magal hits shooting range as (Israeli) gun restrictions ease

    11/17/2015 10:19:17 AM PST · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 17, 2015 | Times of Israel Staff
    With Israel experiencing a recent spike in applications for firearms due to the current wave of terror attacks, Jewish Home MK Yinon Magal on Tuesday took to social media to post a video of himself shooting a handgun at the firing range. “I got a handgun as well,” Magal wrote. “I went to the range for the first time in 23 years. It’s clear that some things are just etched into your memory.” Magal, a veteran of the Sayeret Matkal special reconnaissance unit, worked as a journalist for 18 years in a number of outlets before being elected to Knesset...
  • Obama says gun control to be top issue of final year

    11/17/2015 8:54:31 AM PST · by rktman · 94 replies ^ | 11/17/2015 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama hopes to make gun control the top issue of his final year in office, saying Americans aren’t more violent than other people but they “have more deadly weapons to act out their rage.” In an interview published Tuesday in GQ magazine, Mr. Obama said easy access to guns is “the only variable” between the U.S. and other developed countries. “The main thing that I’ve been trying to communicate over the last several of these horrific episodes is that, contrary to popular belief, Americans are not more violent than people in other developed countries,” Mr. Obama said. “But they...