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  • Austin police chief Art Acevedo to run Houston's police department

    12/01/2016 5:05:35 PM PST · by Fred Hayek · 23 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 11/17/2016 | Nicole Cobler
    Austin Police Department Chief Art Acevedo has accepted a job as Houston’s police chief, he confirmed Thursday from Houston. Acevedo publicly accepted an offer from Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, saying he "looked forward to the challenge" during a press conference. "I believe the timing is right for me to take on the opportunity to work for Mayor Turner and lead the men and women of the Houston Police Department and serve the people of Houston," he said in a statement.
  • Romney for press secretary? (A consolation prize for not getting Secretary of State)

    11/26/2016 11:50:00 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 50 replies
    Nov 26 2016 | WilliamIII
    I would love to see Romney be required to defend Trump to the media day in and day out.
  • USS Gabrielle Giffords Completes Acceptance Trials

    11/25/2016 11:07:40 AM PST · by PROCON · 86 replies
    marinelink.com ^ | Nov. 23, 2016 | Joseph R. Fonseca
    Future Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) successfully completed its acceptance trials Nov. 18. The trials consisted of a series of in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). Acceptance trials are the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the Navy. During the trials, the Navy conducted comprehensive tests of the LCS intended to demonstrate the performance of the propulsion plant, ship handling, and auxiliary systems.~SNIP~ Following delivery and commissioning in Galveston, Texas, LCS 10 will sail to California to be homeported in San Diego with sister ships USS...
  • Hillary Clinton: Government Has ‘A Right’ To Regulate 2nd Amendment

    06/05/2016 11:32:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 107 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/5/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Government has a right to regulate the Second Amendment, Hillary Clinton said in an interview on the June 5 airing of This Week With George Stephanopoulos, Clinton contended that Americans have historically recognized the government’s “right” to regulate the bearing of arms, suggesting that it was not until District of Columbia v Heller (2008) that anyone thought otherwise. Stephanopoulos asked, “Do you believe an individual’s right to bear arms is a constitutional right? That it’s not linked to the service in the militia?”
  • Trump tells crowd Clinton wants to 'abolish' Second Amendment

    05/07/2016 5:56:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 7, 2016 | Evelyn Rupert
    Donald Trump threw a new claim Hillary Clinton's way at a Saturday rally, telling the crowd that she wants to do away with the Second Amendment. "Hillary Clinton wants to abolish the Second Amendment. She wants to abolish it," Trump said at a Saturday rally in Lynden, Wash. "Hillary Clinton wants to take your guns away and she wants to abolish the Second Amendment. She wants to take the bullets away." "We're going to cherish the Second Amendment, we're going to take care of the Second Amendment." Clinton is in favor of universal background checks, closing loopholes on gun purchases...
  • Clinton: Immunity for gun makers must end (Idiot)

    04/11/2016 1:36:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 11, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Greg Nash Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday issued a call to action on guns while hammering primary rival Bernie Sanders for opposing liability for gun manufacturers. “We cannot go on like this,” she said during a forum on gun violence in Port Washington, N.Y. "If anything else was killing 33,000 people a year, we would be mobilized. “I have spent too many hours listening to and meeting with families who have lost loved ones to gun violence. Let’s figure out what we’re going to do to save lives.” Clinton said the gun lobby wields the most influence...
  • How Kasich became National Republican Grownup

    03/17/2016 8:41:46 AM PDT · by detective · 54 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 17, 2016 | Matt Bai
    Normally, it wouldn’t be a very big deal for a popular two-term governor to win a presidential primary in his own state, especially if it’s the first of 29 states (and a couple of territories) he’s actually won. But normalcy isn’t even on speaking terms with politics this year, and so it was that John Kasich — after laboring as an afterthought through weeks of primaries and a dozen debates — woke up yesterday to a changed reality.
  • Taya Kyle hits President Obama with hard truth on new gun control edict

    01/08/2016 6:07:33 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 22 replies
    Biz PAC ^ | 1/8/2016 | Carmine Sabia
    Taya Kyle, wife of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle, hit President Obama with a truth bomb on gun control laws during his CNN town hall Thursday. Kyle, who was famously touched by gun violence when her husband Chris was killed by a man he was trying to help, told the president she understood his message of hope, but feared his new regulations on guns were giving people a false sense of hope. "I think that by creating new laws you do give people hope. The thing is that the laws that we create don't stop these horrific things from happening, right?...
  • Texas governor challenges Obama to 'come and take' the Lone Star state's guns

    01/03/2016 1:34:00 AM PST · by Windflier · 168 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 3 January 2016 | Kelly McLaughlin
    Texas Gov Greg Abbott criticized President Barack Obama's plan to move ahead with possible executive actions on guns in a tweet in which he told the Commander-in-Chief to 'come & take' the state's guns. Obama said in his weekly radio address that he is looking for ways to keep guns out of the hands of 'a dangerous few' without depending on Congress to pass a law on the fraught subject of gun control. He plans to meet his attorney general, Loretta Lynch, on Monday to see what executive actions might be possible. Steps to strengthen background checks could come this...
  • Divest stocks in gun-makers, New York City mayor tells city's pension funds

    12/05/2015 9:03:52 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 44 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4 Dec 2015 | Gaurdian
    In wake of San Bernardino mass shooting, Bill de Blasio appeals to comptroller to 'to divest immediately' from funds that include assault weapon-makers New York City's mayor, Bill de Blasio, urged the city's pension funds on Friday to divest their holdings in stocks of gun-makers after this week's mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. In a statement he said: "I call on all government pension funds in New York City and across the country to divest immediately from funds that include assault weapon manufacturers." The mayor urged the city comptroller "to divest as soon as possible if no verifiable assurance...
  • Ben Carson Begins Shedding Conservatism Even Before Primary

    11/14/2015 4:59:14 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 75 replies
    Renew America ^ | 11/11/2015 | Sher Zieve
    Before my fellow conservatives jump immediately to defend Candidate Carson, I would ask that they read the following short column. Some years ago, I became aware of the extraordinary and remarkable career of Dr. Benjamin Carson via the 2009 movie "Gifted Hands" ,a film in which Cuba Gooding, Jr. portrayed the doctor. I even talked about him to my friend and colleague Laurie Roth who, subsequently, interviewed him on her Radio show. Dr. Carson seemed to be an honorable man, conservative and true to his word. However, since he officially began his campaign for the position of POTUS, something appears...
  • Gov. McAuliffe signs executive order on gun control measures [Virginia]

    10/15/2015 9:27:17 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 48 replies
    WDBJ7.com ^ | October 15, 2015 | WDBJ7 News Staff
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is outlawing the open carry of guns in some state-owned buildings and pushing for tighter gun control measures. McAuliffe signed an executive order Thursday at the Capitol setting up a task force aimed at more robust prosecution of gun crimes. The order also establishes a statewide tip line to report gun crimes, and orders state police to request a trace of every gun involved in a crime in Virginia. U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine and Attorney General Mark Herring joined the governor, along with parents of victims killed in gun-related crimes. That included Andy and Barbara Parker,...
  • Anti-Gun Gov McAuliffe exploits Alison Parker's Dad for political gain

    10/07/2015 12:46:45 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 9 replies
    From: info@terrymcauliffe.com After my family experienced an act of horrific violence, I quickly learned that the personal is political and that the political matters. When my daughter Alison was brutally struck down by a deranged gunman on live television, I made it my life’s work to implement effective and reasonable safeguards to prevent this from happening again. Gun violence is far too common, and I plan to do whatever it takes to stop more tragedies like this from occurring. I know that in order to actually make a difference and get commonsense gun control legislation passed, we need to get...
  • Murdoch begins ‘draft Bloomberg’ movement as market uncertainty rises

    08/24/2015 1:16:49 PM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 74 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 8/24/2015 | Pras Subramanian
    The rumblings are beginning. Just as the Democratic party considers drafting a 2016 challenger into take on a floundering Hillary Clinton, GOP voices are speaking up about shaking up their primary race as well. Conservative stalwarts Bill Kristol is leaving the door open for an “October surprise,” even suggesting the possibility that a business person, such as a “saner and sounder” version of Donald Trump, could emerge. Now enter a man who knows a thing or two of drumming up attention (and selling papers) - Rupert Murdoch. Just as massive stock drop has many investors eyeing the financial headlines, the...
  • .Hutchinson Orders Adjutant General To Arm Full-Time Military Personnel (ARK)

    07/18/2015 6:49:37 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 26 replies
    5 News Online ^ | 17 JUL 15 1700hrs | Curtis Lanning and Dillon Thomas
    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Following the shooting death of four Marines in Chattanooga, Gov. Asa Hutchinson has authorized Arkansas National Guard Adjutant General Mark Berry to arm full-time military personnel. The governor also ordered the Arkansas flag to be flown at half-staff on Monday (July 20), according to a news release. “Our hearts break at the news of another senseless act of violence and terror, this time out of Chattanooga,” Governor Hutchinson said. “Our prayers go out to all the families of the victims, especially the family of Staff Sgt. David Wyatt of Russellville, one of Arkansas’s own.” He continued, “I...
  • Ben Carson, famed neurosurgeon, running for president

    05/03/2015 5:45:56 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 263 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/03/2015 | Steve Peoples
    Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon turned conservative star, has confirmed that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Carson, who has never run for public office, is expected to be the only high-profile African-American to enter the GOP’s presidential primary as he tries to parlay his success as an author and speaker into a competitive campaign against established politicians. “I’m willing to be part of the equation and therefore, I’m announcing my candidacy for president of the United States of America,” he said in an interview aired Sunday night by Ohio’s WKRC television station. He is set to make...
  • Gabby Giffords Visits Chris Christie to Push Firearm Confiscation Laws

    03/18/2015 8:53:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 18, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 18, gun control proponent Gabby Giffords met with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) to discuss new firearm confiscation laws for the state. In August, Breitbart News reported that Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS)—the gun control group founded by Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly—began pushing temporary confiscation as part of its bid to find something that would resonate with the American people and give the group some traction. At that time, the Arizona Republic reported that ARS was pushing for “Gun Violence Restraining Orders” which would “authorize law enforcement to remove access to guns, with court oversight...
  • Christie tells CPAC crowd he shouldn’t be counted out

    02/26/2015 4:01:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 26, 2015 2:58 PM EST | Jill Colvin
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sold himself to a room of conservative activists Thursday as a fighter who shouldn’t be counted out as he mulls a run for president in 2016. The Republican, who has struggled in recent weeks to gain momentum, was interviewed by talk show host Laura Ingraham onstage at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland. The three-day event features a parade of potential presidential contenders. Christie has faced a slew of negative stories and a formidable fundraising challenge from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. But he made clear Thursday he’s not dissuaded. “Is the election...
  • 'Walking Dead' Producer Talks Spinoff, "Guns on the Street" and Killing Off Characters

    02/16/2015 8:23:07 AM PST · by Carbonsteel · 30 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 02/16/2015 | by Stephen Galloway
    Executive producer Gale Anne Hurd said she is more worried about “guns on the street” than the violence in her AMC series The Walking Dead."I worry more about the fact that we have guns on the street here," she said Feb. 11, speaking at Loyola Marymount University's School of Film & Television, where she took part in the ongoing Hollywood Masters interview series. "I mean, in Australia, countries around the world where they have the same entertainment, and they don't have the homicide rates that we do here, it's clear that there's another reason for it. [In] all my films,...
  • Lawmaker pushes to make filing false ‘gun violence restraining order’ a felony

    02/10/2015 11:21:42 AM PST · by HammerT · 14 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 2/09/15 | Chris Eger
    With California’s unique new law in place that allows for gun confiscations from those thought at risk, a state lawmaker wants to make sure it’s not abused. The law in question, which passed the state legislature as AB 1014 last year, provides a framework for the temporary seizure of guns from an individual at the request of their family or friends. It was implemented following an attack in Isla Vista, California, that gun control advocates advised could have been prevented under the new procedure, which allows firearms to be confiscated for up to a year if an order is granted....
  • PBS: Gun Owners of America Exposed Sen Manchin’s Gun Control Plans

    01/10/2015 2:14:31 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | AWR Hawkins
    PBS’s new special, Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA, includes looks at other gun rights groups–like Gun Owners of America (GOA)–and actually credits GOA with dragging Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) into the light when he tried to cloak his 2013 gun control push with words like “compromise” and “loopholes.” (SNIP) Consequently, the GOA began pushing other gun rights groups–notably the NRA–by asking GOA members to call the NRA and “urge [them] to oppose [Manchin’s] bill.”
  • Stop blaming mental health for gun violence. The problem is guns

    12/27/2014 8:26:03 AM PST · by rktman · 136 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 12/26/2014 | Kimberly Yonkers
    After the mass shooting at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Mel Robbins, writing for CNN, argued that blame lay not with the National Rifle Association, but with “the shooter and the mental health services he did or didn’t get.”
  • Lame Duck Dems Push Anti-Gun Murthy As Surgeon General

    12/16/2014 10:30:45 AM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 16, 2016 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Rights: No longer fearing electoral revenge from the National Rifle Association, an outgoing Democratic Senate pushed to confirm an anti-Second Amendment radical, who thinks guns are a health issue, as the nation's top doc. A Democratic Senate that earlier balked at the nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to be surgeon general of the U.S. no longer feared the possible electoral consequences of approving him in the wake of November's Republican tsunami. That, along with the GOP's obsession to not be blamed for a government shutdown, gave us a bad budget deal and the Democrats a chance to confirm Murthy. A...
  • Dr. Carson Movement Gains Momentum Across State

    11/23/2014 5:45:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | November 22, 2014 | Jodi Whitworth
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)DES MOINES, Iowa – His name is growing in popularity across the country and across the state and on Saturday Dr. Ben Carson was back in Des Moines for the second time since August. He spoke tonight at the “Celebrate the Family” dinner event hosted by The Family Leader. The retired neuro surgeon confirms he’s thinking about running for president in 2016 but didn’t go into detail during his speech. Carson spoke for 45 minutes on several issues; faith and government, health and education. He says, “Really the thing that is going to save America, is going to be the...
  • It’s OFFICIAL: Dr. Ben Carson has switched parties

    11/22/2014 2:58:24 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 43 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 11/22/2014 | Jon E Dougherty
    When he challenged President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast, Dr. Ben Carson, neurosurgeon extraordinaire, became an overnight sensation in conservative circles. Here was a super-accomplished African American man who dared to serve as a culturally conservative counterbalance to the most Left-wing president in the modern era.
  • Ben Carson tries to get right on gun rights

    11/21/2014 4:28:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 21, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    If we had any doubts that Ben Carson was running for president, I’m pretty sure they can be laid to rest now. A person who planned on either continuing their work as a neurosurgeon, going into the ministry or just retiring wouldn’t be hosting a conference call ahead of a trip to Iowa to assure everyone that he’s on board with Second Amendment rights. The confusion and accusations arose from a 2013 interview that Carson did with Glenn Beck where he was asked about who should be able to own a semi-automatic rifle. “It depends on where you live,” Carson...
  • It's Official (He's Running) Dr. Ben Carson Just Made a Major Announcement

    11/07/2014 11:52:08 AM PST · by Din Maker · 183 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | November 7, 2014
    Dr. Ben Carson, the famous neurosurgeon and conservative super star, has made a major announcement: HE IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT! Officially, Carson – who just became a Republican after spending years as an Independent – is ready to challenge the policies of President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. And it all begins with a 40-minute long television special he is sponsoring to introduce himself: The documentary titled “A Breath of Fresh Air: A New Prescription for America” will air in 22 states and Washington, DC. The paid video will detail some of his biography and family life, including his rise...
  • Meet Ben Carson: First Republican to Throw His Hat in 2016 Ring

    11/06/2014 8:00:12 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 90 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/6/14 | SHUSHANNAH WALSHE
    Yes, the 2016 race for the White House has already gotten started -- and it looks like Dr. Ben Carson is first in the ring. Carson, a famous pediatric neurosurgeon and conservative political star, will air a nearly 40 minute-long ad introducing himself to the American people this weekend, an aide to Carson confirms to ABC News.
  • Dems Use Ebola To Push For Anti-Gun Surgeon General

    10/20/2014 4:15:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Politics: More than two dozen House Democrats are pushing the Senate to revive and ratify the nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to a critical post, but helping to fight deadly disease is not what they have in mind. The question of the day is why we have or need an Ebola czar in the form of political operative/hack Ron Klain when we have an unfilled surgeon general's position that physician emeritus serving as America's doctor is supposed to fill. We have an acting Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, but he is seemingly just a placeholder instead of the force...
  • Yup, Piers Morgan is Trying for FOX News

    10/08/2014 8:51:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/08/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    I called it on Friday. And it’s also an obvious audition for FOX News.It wouldn’t surprise me at all if Morgan started slowly popping up there with thought of eventually giving him a show. It sounds implausible, but it’s not like FOX News doesn’t have even worse people sitting behind a desk. And here we are. Last night former CNN host Piers Morgan did something he never thought he’d do by sitting down for an interview at Fox News headquarters in New York City with Sean Hannity. Morgan is still set in his anti-Second Amendment views, but during the...
  • Ben Carson: “Likelihood is strong” that I’ll run for President in 2016

    09/23/2014 12:48:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/23/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    “Unless,” the neurosurgeon and conservative activist adds in a caveat during his interview with Hugh Hewitt, “the American people indicate in November that they like big government intervention in every part of their lives.” What are the odds of that happening? Bernie Sanders isn’t running for re-election to the Senate, and neither is Harry Reid, who looks more likely than not to become the Minority Leader in January. So yeah, Ben Carson is running for President, QED: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Is this to be taken seriously? This interview was significant enough for Politico to pick it...
  • Ben Carson: ‘Likelihood is strong’ I am running for president

    09/23/2014 9:05:02 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 82 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 09/23/2014 | Cheryl Chumley
    Ben Carson, former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon and noted conservative activists, said there is a strong possibility he will run for the presidency in 2016. In fact, he put the chances as near-likely. “Unless the American people indicate in November that they like Big Government intervention in every part of their lives, I think the likelihood is strong,” he said, on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” on Monday. Mr. Carson said he will wait a few more months before deciding, but by May, he’ll know for sure. “I think the chances are reasonably good of that happening,” Mr. Carson said, Politico reported....
  • The NRA P***ed Off the Wrong Nerd Genius

    09/16/2014 1:38:15 PM PDT · by RC one · 68 replies
    It was reported Monday that Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and incredibly wealthy guy, and with his wife, Melinda, have given $1 million to Initiative 594 in Washington state. The ballot initiative, if passed by voters on November 4 (and it currently enjoys overwhelming support), will require universal background checks for all firearm purchases in the state.
  • Suspected Child Molester Recently Featured on CNN Crime Show Killed in NYC Shootout

    07/30/2014 2:22:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    hollywood reporter ^ | hillary lewis
    A suspected child molester whose case was recently featured on CNN's The Hunt With John Walsh was killed in a New York City shootout on Monday. Sexual-assault suspect Charles Richard Mozdir exchanged fire with a fugitive task force Monday in Greenwich Village, leaving the suspect dead and two federal marshals and a police detective wounded, authorities said. Mozdir was arrested in California after the now-7-year-old son of two close friends told his parents that Mozdir touched his private parts while the suspect was taking care of him, CNN reported. A $1 million warrant was issued for Mozdir’s arrest after he...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Joe Biden Wields Military-Style Assault Weapon in a Crowd of Children

    06/23/2014 2:45:25 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 23 2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Vice President Joe Biden wielded a military-style assault weapon (of war) in front of a group of children, the Washington Free Beacon has learned. The following image, obtained exclusively by the Free Beacon, shows Biden wielded what appears to be bright yellow object resembling an “assault weapon.” The photo was taken at the vice president’s annual summer kick-off party at the Naval Observatory. It is unclear if the weapon is loaded. The shocking image is at odds with Biden’s support for a ban on “military-style assault weapons.” In 2013, Biden told NPR that he “hasn’t given up” his pursuit...
  • Colorado Gov. throws F-bomb at sheriffs, says never talked with Bloomberg over bills

    06/21/2014 1:23:39 PM PDT · by holymoly · 32 replies
    Finance Post News ^ | June 21, 2014 | Jack Minor
    In an election year, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper used the F-word to the state’s sheriffs after claiming they never bothered to tell him the gun control bills he signed into law were unenforceable and he had no idea the bills would be controversial. During the last legislative session Democrats who controlled both chambers of the legislature as well as the governor’s mansion passed a series of gun control laws that are among the strictest in the nation. Among them are what the state’s sheriffs have said is a ban on the sale of all new magazines in the state. The...
  • Viewpoints: Gun violence restraining orders could save lives

    06/21/2014 11:39:45 AM PDT · by Mariner · 45 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | Published: Saturday, Jun. 21, 2014 - 12:00 am | By Nancy Skinner
    In the six years I’ve served in the Legislature, our nation has endured 31 mass shootings, five of which happened in California. As tragic as mass shootings are, they don’t account for the nearly 3,000 Californians who die every year from gunfire related to street and domestic violence, or suicides. Following the tragedy at Sandy Hook, I had the opportunity to work with a wide-ranging group of academics, practitioners and advocates in the fields of mental health, public health and gun violence prevention. I was surprised by what I learned. First, I learned of leading public health data that attribute...
  • Gabby Giffords Says Gun Violence Is a Women's Issue

    06/16/2014 9:37:56 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    The Wire ^ | June 16th, 2014 | LUCY WESTCOTT
    Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, firmly lamented gun violence as a women’s issue as their political action committee, Americans for Responsible Solutions, gears up to support candidates in the 2014 midterm elections. Giffords and Kelly visited the Hearst headquarters in New York on Monday morning to speak with Ellen Levine, editorial director of Hearst magazines. During their presentation they revealed a number of startling facts: American women are eleven times more likely to be killed by guns than in any other high-income country, and every month, nearly 50 women are shot to death by a...
  • Not One More, Crusading father whose son was shot dead by 'virgin killer'

    05/27/2014 7:49:44 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 80 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 05-27-14 | Jessica Jerreat
    The grieving father of one of the six students shot dead by the 'virgin killer' in California on Friday, led a rousing call for a change in gun laws at a memorial today. As Richard Martinez addressed a crowd of about 20,000 who gathered for the University of California Santa Barbara memorial, the crowd got to their feet and joined his chant of 'Not One More'.
  • Father of Slain Victim Blames Son’s Death on NRA and Craven Politicians

    05/24/2014 9:51:51 PM PDT · by This Just In · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 24, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    In an emotional statement, the father of a victim of the mass murder in Isla Vista on Friday night addressed reporters Saturday and warned families that it can happen to them too. "Our family has a message for every parent out there: You don’t think it’ll happen to your child until it does.”
  • It Sure sounds like Dr. Ben Carson’s running for president

    05/15/2014 9:59:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/15/2014 | AllahPundit
    If we’re destined to have another Bush versus Clinton election, it’s only right that there be a Perot-type in the mix too.As David Petraeus once said, tell me how this ends. Ben Carson is warming to the idea of running for president. Since the famous brain surgeon retired last year from Johns Hopkins Hospital, he’s been speaking around the country to enthusiastic audiences. And they’ve affected his thinking about seeking national office…Carson writes that he suspects many others interested in high office would be better candidates. But in his book he has a caveat: “If I felt called by...
  • CARSON: When government looks more like foe than friend [The Continuing Education of Ben Carson, MD]

    04/23/2014 5:43:11 AM PDT · by sitetest · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    <p>The Bundy case in Nevada provides many insights into the state of our nation with respect to the relationship between the people and the government.</p> <p>The Bundys appear to be honorable American citizens without adequate legal counsel to help resolve a federal land issue about which they disagree with the Bureau of Land Management. Without question, they violated some of the innumerable laws and regulations that continue to entangle every aspect of American life.</p>
  • Ben Carson: Americans 'Being Played' by Those Who Seek Division

    04/18/2014 8:17:32 AM PDT · by kindred · 22 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 04/17/14 | Todd Beamon
    Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson said Thursday that Americans are "being played by those people who want to divide, conquer and control." "The trend you can see in our society is if you are pro-life, then you're anti-woman," Carson said at a town hall meeting entitled "Religion in America," sponsored by local news station CBS12 in West Palm Beach, Fla. "If you're pro-traditional marriage, then you're homophobic. If you're a white person — and you say something against a progressive black person, you’re a racist. "We have gotten to this point to where we just like to label people...
  • Bloomberg to spend $50 million to challenge NRA on gun safety

    04/16/2014 4:17:14 PM PDT · by kingattax · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | April 16, 2014 | Leigh Ann Caldwell, Kevin Bohn and Ed Payne
    (CNN) -- Michael Bloomberg is investing a chunk of his personal fortune to minimize the influence of the National Rifle Association. The former New York City mayor pledged $50 million to his new group Everytown for Gun Safety, an umbrella organization for his two other gun control groups: Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. It aims to make the political climate more supportive of gun control. The new organization plans to compete against the NRA by adopting its playbook. The NRA has built an impressive and effective organization that touts millions of members,...
  • Leland Yee: An Anti-Gun Democrat Jihadists Can Love

    03/28/2014 5:38:16 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 28, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Leland Yee: An Anti-Gun Democrat Jihadists Can LovePosted By Robert Spencer On March 28, 2014 @ 12:25 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments California State Senator Leland Yee is the very model of a modern public servant.Yee, a Democrat, has amassed a well-deserved reputation as an anti-gun crusader: shortly after Adam Lanza’s murderous rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, Yee helped spearhead one of the toughest gun laws in the entire nation, banning the “bullet button” that allows shooters to change magazines on assault weapons quickly and easily. California Governor...
  • Obama's controversial pick for surgeon general adopted his anti-gun stance by watching violen

    03/12/2014 10:51:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    mailonline.com ^ | 3/11/2014 | David Martosko
    Vivek Murthy, 36, complained as a teen that violent Saturday morning cartoons were feeding 'society's preoccupation with firearms' Murthy is attracting criticism for using his status as a physician to promote strong anti-Second Amendment views He founded Doctors for Obama before the 2008 presidential election Senators complain that he's agenda-driven and too inexperienced to be 'America's Doctor'
  • Bill Maher makes Country Music Awards shooting joke

    02/01/2014 7:27:51 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 71 replies
    politico ^ | 2/1/14 | LUCY MCCALMONT
    Taking a swipe at conservatives on gun control, liberal comic Bill Maher joked that a mass shooting should take place at the Country Music Awards. “Now that liberals have forwarded their agenda by inserting a mass gay wedding into the Grammys, conservatives must match them tit-for-tat by having a mass shooting at the Country Music Awards,”
  • Newspaper chain plans 'state-by-state' concealed weapon databases

    01/24/2014 1:01:03 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A national newspaper chain with nearly 100 publications and 1.6 million readers is considering building “state-by-state databases” on concealed weapons permit holders, according to an internal e-mail. The plan, laid out in an email from a top editor at North Carolina-based Civitas Media, could be similar to a controversial project a New York state newspaper carried out in 2012 which included an online map that identified gun owners in two counties by name and address. Civitas' database project was detailed the plan in a Jan. 19 e-mail to newsrooms in 11 states, including Ohio, Illinois and Pennsylvania.
  • Ann Shoben: Skinheads, anti-government cultists embrace NRA's paranoid message

    12/31/2013 1:48:06 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 98 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | December 30, 2013 | By Ann Shoben
    After the slaughter of innocents at Sandy Hook last December, the nation seemed poised to enact common-sense gun controls. Poll s showed that even the majority of gun owners and NRA members were in favor of such measures as universal background checks and the banning of some military style assault weapons. Then, while most of us were still reeling with shock, the NRA went into high gear. Wayne LaPierre was all over the airways sounding like a cross between Elmer Gantry and an Old Testament prophet warning of Armageddon. His message: The government was coming to confiscate our guns and...
  • Dems Keep Hudak Issue Alive with Zenzinger Pick ( Colorado Gun Grabber recalls )

    12/11/2013 7:24:23 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | December 11, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER—If Democrats were trying to put the calamitous Evie Hudak era behind them on Tuesday night, they didn’t quite succeed. A Democratic Party vacancy committee selected Arvada city councilwoman and Hudak associate Rachel Zenzinger to fill the vacancy left by Hudak’s eleventh-hour resignation last month in the face of a recall threat. Zenzinger’s position on hot-button issues like gun control remains to be seen, but in the short run she’s not going to make anyone forget about Hudak. Zenzinger served as Hudak’s campaign manager in the 2012 election and was reportedly Hudak’s choice for the vacancy. While ProgressNow Colorado praised...