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  • Famed Law Professor, Defense Attorney Latest to Suggest Second Amendment Needs to Go

    08/01/2015 9:48:01 AM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    nraila.org ^ | July 31, 2015
    The legal profession is full of blowhards, egomaniacs, hypocrites, and elitists, but even so, rarely are all those qualities present in a single individual to the same degree as in Alan Dershowitz. At age 28, Dershowitz became the youngest full professor of law in history with his appointment at Harvard. And, yes, it went to his head. He has written that he “does not hide behind the distorting shield of false humility” and has even suggested things might have gone differently for Jesus if he had been there to represent him. When not busy indoctrinating impressionable law students in his...
  • CAIR Members to Meet with Gun Shop Owner Who Declared Store a 'Muslim-Free Zone'

    07/21/2015 9:20:21 AM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    foxnews ^ | July 21. 2015
    A Florida gun shop owner declared his store a "Muslim-free zone" in a video posted to Facebook this weekend. “I will not arm and train those who wish to harm,” Florida Gun Supply owner Andy Hallinan said in the video. Hallinan told FOX 13 that he understands that the majority of Muslims are not radical extremists, but that he believes Islam’s core foundation is evil. “The political correctness situation in America means that you know if somebody like me speaks out against Islam, I have to worry about CAIR or other organizations coming after me and calling me a bigot...
  • Obama pushes to extend gun background checks to Social Security

    07/18/2015 9:46:09 AM PDT · by PROCON · 85 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | July 18, 2015 | Alan Zarembo
    Seeking tighter controls over firearm purchases, the Obama administration is pushing to ban Social Security beneficiaries from owning guns if they lack the mental capacity to manage their own affairs, a move that could affect millions whose monthly disability payments are handled by others. The push is intended to bring the Social Security Administration in line with laws regulating who gets reported to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, which is used to prevent gun sales to felons, drug addicts, immigrants in the country illegally and others. A potentially large group within Social Security are people who,...
  • The Dumbest Anti-Gun Outrage EVER!

    07/10/2015 10:52:37 AM PDT · by PROCON · 40 replies
    louderwithcrowder.com ^ | July 7, 2015 | Steven Crowder
    There are dumb complaints from the anti-gun crowd, there are some really dumb complaints from the anti-gun crowd… and then there’s this complaint from Rita Richardson. She was going through her Sunday morning circulars, and spotted something on sale at JC Penny that outrageously outraged her. In outrageous fashion, mind you. She was so offended, she contacted the press (well, one does)…
  • VIDEO: Ruger Version of the Star-Spangled Banner

    07/04/2015 6:35:26 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 26 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 4, 2015 | Dave Blount
    What could be more patriotic on the Fourth of July than playing the Star-Spangled Banner with a Ruger 10/22? Chris Cheng demonstrates:
  • Proposed regulation could keep 3D-printed gun blueprints offline for good

    07/01/2015 7:34:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 01, 2015 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Those handy digital blueprints that enable anyone to 3D print gun parts or even a weapon from scratch could be under threat thanks to a new proposal from the State Department. A notice posted on June 3rd in a recent Federal Register show that some changes are being made to the International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) regulations. Hidden within the proposal, which restricts what gear, technology, and info can and cannot be exported out of the US, is a ban on posting schematics for 3D printed gun parts online. The ruling comes just a month after Cody Wilson and, his...
  • Pennsylvania court rejects law that aided NRA gun challenges

    06/25/2015 10:02:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 25, 2015 12:18 PM EDT | Peter Jackson
    A court ruling striking down a Pennsylvania law that made it easier for gun-rights advocates like the National Rifle Association to challenge local gun ordinances is drawing strong reaction from both sides of the issue. A spokesman for Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter says Thursday’s Commonwealth Court ruling that the law is unconstitutional will allow municipalities to pursue common-sense gun safety requirements. Sen. Daylin Leach is one of five Democrats who joined in the challenge of the law. He says municipalities that repealed their gun ordinances because of the law can now restore them. An attorney for four pro-gun groups dismisses...
  • Manchin, Toomey both interested in reviving gun control push

    06/23/2015 6:36:44 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 23, 2015 | By Colby Itkowitz
    In the wake of the Charleston shooting, Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) are considering ways to renew their failed push to pass meaningful gun control legislation. In separate interviews Tuesday night at a reception before a ceremony hosted by Sandy Hook families to honor Toomey, they discussed their desire to find a new way forward. “We want to make sure we have the votes. Pat’s going to have to, and I’ll work with him, to get some of our colleagues on the Republican side,” Manchin said, adding he hasn’t talked directly to Toomey about a revival. Manchin...
  • Why I’m not going to write about that dreadful mass murder in South Carolina

    06/23/2015 6:58:11 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 13 replies
    The Zelman Partisans ^ | June 19, 2015 | Claire Wolfe
    So some selfish little moron has blown away nine people in a church in South Carolina. And predictably every blood-dancer from Barack Obama to Stephen King has already gone on a crusade to blame the gun. Never mind that the murderer was such a sociopathic creep that he killed those innocents despite observing that they were nice to him in the hour he sat praying with them. Never mind that the murderer was a racist pig. Never mind that he was a criminal with an existing record (nature of which is so far unknown). We’re about to be plunged into...
  • Sorry, Josh Earnest, But The Second Amendment Isn’t About Hunting

    06/23/2015 6:36:09 AM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    thefederalist ^ | June 23, 2015 | Sean Davis
    Following last week’s shooting in Charleston, White House press secretary Josh Earnest implied during his daily press briefing that Americans don’t need to own weapons that aren’t used for hunting. “You don’t need an assault rifle to go hunting,” Earnest said. “It’s not part of your family heritage.” SNIP------------------------------------- For starters, I’m not sure Earnest understands what an assault rifle is. The term “assault rifle” is not a catch-all to describe any gun you think is scary; it actually has a very specific meaning. The term “assault rifle” is almost always used to describe a selective fire weapon designed for...
  • Obama: Gun Manufacturers ‘Make Out Like Bandits’ After Mass Shootings

    06/22/2015 10:21:13 AM PDT · by PROCON · 71 replies
    breitbart ^ | June 22, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama continued pressing for change of the nation’s gun laws, which he argues would help stop mass shootings that he says have become all too frequent. He also signaled frustration with the National Rifle Association and gun manufacturers for blocking his proposed legislative efforts. During an interview with the “WTF Podcast,” with Marc Maron, Obama complained that gun manufacturers reaped the benefits from shootings, based on the fear that the government would take away their guns. “Each time that these events occur, ironically, gun manufacturers make out like bandits, partly because of this fear that’s churned up that the...
  • Obama: Gun Violence in US 33x Worse than in Israel

    06/21/2015 12:38:15 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/6/15 | Cynthia Blank
    n response to a spate of deadly shootings across the United States in recent days, President Barack Obama noted that gun violence is a far more drastic problem in the US than Israel. On Saturday evening, Obama tweeted: "Here are the stats: Per population, we kill each other with guns at a rate 297x more than Japan, 49x more than France, 33x more than Israel." .....
  • Dem Strategist: ‘Cannot Imagine Horror That Could’ve Occurred’ if Charlston Churchgoers Were Armed

    06/20/2015 6:50:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 06/20/2015 | Jason Howerton
    Longtime Democratic strategist Bob Shrum said on MSNBC Friday that he “cannot imagine the horror that could’ve unfolded” if churchgoers were armed during the recent massacre in Charleston, South Carolina. Nine people were slaughtered on Wednesday night after suspected gunman Dylann Roof allegedly opened fire in the historically black church. Only three people survived, including a grandmother who played dead and laid on top of her granddaughter to protect her. Roof reportedly had time to reload his gun several times. “I cannot imagine the horror that could’ve occurred if people were sitting around with concealed weapons, this thing started and...
  • Obama: America Must Come To "Grips" With Gun Violence "Collectively"

    06/18/2015 11:23:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 85 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 18,2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday while making a statement about the Charleston church shooting, President Barack Obama raised the issue of dealing with guns and gun violence. Transcript as follows: This morning, I spoke with Vice President Biden and with Mayor Joe Riley and other leaders of Charleston to express our deep sorrow over the senseless murders that took place last night. Michelle and I know several members of Emanuel AME church.
  • New Obama Policy Would Make “Merely Posting Firearm Information on the Internet” a Crime

    06/11/2015 4:34:11 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 29 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 6/10/2015 | Max Slavo
    The blogosphere is sounding off about a pending new Obama policy that would impact not only the 2nd Amendment, but the 1st Amendment as well. As incredible as it seems, individuals would be in violation by “merely posting information on the Internet about common firearms” which “could be interpreted as illegally sharing sensitive information with foreign nationals” Applying issues related to “exporting” and “foreign nations” under an international treaty to individual on-line speech (under the guise of improperly sharing technical data about firearms) may seem like a stretch, but it is apparently what is happening, unless public opposition is voiced...
  • NRA: Gun blogs, videos, web forums threatened by new Obama regulation

    06/07/2015 10:39:01 AM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | June 7, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Commonly used and unregulated internet discussions and videos about guns and ammo could be closed down under rules proposed by the State Department, amounting to a "gag order on firearm-related speech," the National Rifle Association is warning. In updating regulations governing international arms sales, State is demanding that anyone who puts technical details about arms and ammo on the web first get the OK from the federal government — or face a fine of up to $1 million and 20 years in jail.According to the NRA, that would include blogs and web forums discussing technical details of common guns and...
  • Administration preps new gun regulations

    05/30/2015 12:41:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 30, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    The Justice Department plans move forward this year with more than a dozen new gun-related regulations, according to list of rules the agency has proposed to enact before the end of the Obama administration. The regulations range from new restrictions on high-powered pistols to gun storage requirements. Chief among them is a renewed effort to keep guns out of the hands of people who are mentally unstable or have been convicted of domestic abuse. Gun safety advocates have been calling for such reforms since the Sandy Hook school shooting nearly three years ago in Newtown, Conn. They say keeping guns...
  • UK Police Tell Subjects Not to Harm Their Attackers, Get a Rape Alarm

    05/30/2015 6:40:19 AM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | May 29, 2015
    The latest dispatch from the United Kingdom’s ongoing campaign to eliminate all forms of armed self-defense seems too incredible to be true. Unfortunately, after tracking down the origin of a publicly distributed statement regarding self-defense products on the country’s “Ask the Police” website, we can confirm that British subjects continue to live at the mercy of their potential attackers. Even to the point of baffling absurdity. The statement appears in the Frequently Asked Questions section of www.askthe.police.uk – a site that is operated by the Police National Legal Database. Information provided by the PNLD and its site are used by...
  • HBO, MTV, And A Host Of Celebrities To Join Bloomberg For Anti-Gun Event

    05/29/2015 9:00:55 AM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 2 HBO, MTV, and a host of celebrities will be joining Michael Bloomberg and other pro-gun control groups to watch participating mayors proclaim “Gun Violence Awareness Day” in their cities. Those participating will “wear orange” and MTV will “change its on-air logo — as well as several of its social media avatars — to orange in recognition of National Gun Violence Awareness Day.” According to PRNewsWire, participating celebrities–aka, “cultural influencers”–include: Julianne Moore, Russell Simmons, Sarah Silverman, Michael Stipe, Patti Smith, Aasif Mandvi,Alyssa Milano, Padma Lakshmi, John Hodgman, Amanda Peet, Perez Hilton, Melissa Joan Hart, Tiffani Thiessen, Tunde Adebimpe...
  • Trump donations to Clinton Foundation add to gun owner concerns

    05/24/2015 9:47:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 33 replies
    Examiner ^ | May 15, 2015
    Potential GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and his daughter have donated “at least $105,000 to the Clinton Foundation,” The Hill reported Thursday. Contributions, per the Foundation website, “advance the work of any part of the Clinton Foundation, including the Clinton Global Initiative.”That would be the same group behind the Clinton Global Citizen Award, presented to anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg by Vice President Joe Biden for being the “most fierce and most effective advocate that we have on the matter of gun sanity.” And it’s hardly the first time Trump has come across as effectively bipolar on guns.“I love the NRA,...
  • Gun Bill Passes Oregon House, Moves to Governor’s Desk

    05/05/2015 6:21:43 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | 5-5-15 | Ashby Jones
    Ever since the 2012 massacre at the Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Conn., gun-control advocates have worked hard to close so-called “loopholes” in background-check laws. Not all the efforts have been successful; gun-rights advocates say such measures are needlessly burdensome and do little to stop violent crime. But last year, Washington state residents voted to toughen the state’s background-check laws. And now the Oregon legislature has done the same. On Monday, the Oregon House voted 32-28 in support of Senate Bill 941, which requires background checks for all purchasers of guns through private sales. Currently, background checks in Oregon are...
  • Right to Bear Arms? Gun grabbing sweeping the nation

    04/15/2015 5:27:44 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 49 replies
    Cherished family heirlooms were among the 21 firearms Michael Roberts surrendered to the Torrance Police Department in 2010, after his doctor filed a restraining order against him. The court order was the result of a dispute Roberts had with a member of the doctor’s staff and, after Roberts pleaded no contest, the matter was resolved. Yet, even though he filed the proper Law Enforcement Gun Release paperwork on four separate occasions, obtained clearance from the California Department of Justice and had two court orders commanding the return of his guns, police refused to hand them over. With the backing of...
  • Wal-Mart Being Pressured To Stop Selling Sporting Rifles

    04/08/2015 8:29:47 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 04/08/2015 | Alex Swoyer
    One of the nation’s largest gun retailers will soon find out if it may continue to sell sporting rifles. Some investors have argued Wal-Mart shouldn’t be in the business of selling high-capacity magazine rifles.
  • D.C. gives up on ban on carrying guns in public

    04/02/2015 10:11:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2015 | Andrea Noble
    Washington, D.C., will drop its appeal of a federal court ruling that overturned the city’s ban on carrying handguns in public, Attorney General Karl Racine announced Wednesday. City attorneys will instead focus on defending concealed-carry laws adopted by legislators in the months after U.S. District Court Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. declared the ban was unconstitutional. “We need to focus our energies not on litigating old laws, but defending new ones that our leaders enacted in good faith to comply with court rulings while still protecting public safety,” Mr. Racine said. Up until Judge Scullin’s ruling in July, D.C. residents...
  • Kids Around Guns: Bristol Palin’s Fiancé, Baby Daddy Levi Johnston Slammed For ‘Recklessness’

    03/30/2015 1:28:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Radar Online ^ | March 30, 2015
    Sarah Palin is an outspoken proponent of gun owners’ rights, but are her gun-friendly grandchildren at risk? After Bristol Palin’s fiancé, Dakota Meyer, and her baby daddy, Levi Johnston, both came under fire for posting photos of children with guns, RadarOnline.com spoke with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. A spokesperson warned the families that this is a “teachable moment” and they have a responsibility not to promote an “attitude of recklessness.”(Five-photo-slide-show)
  • Gotham ‘gun shop’ appears as ruse to preach anti-firearm message (Manhattan NYC)

    03/19/2015 11:23:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 19, 2015 | (With Perry Chiaramonte)
    A “gun shop” that suddenly appeared in the heart of Manhattan last week only to close its doors after two days was actually an elaborate ruse by a pro-gun control group that sought to lure potential customers in order to make their anti-firearms case. States United to Prevent Gun Violence set up the “Guns with History Gun Shop” on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, and pretended to offer for sale guns used in high-profile crimes. The phony sales pitches were really part of a “social experiment”—pretexts for telling customers about the dangers of gun proliferation in unconsummated transactions recorded by hidden...
  • Republican Introduces Bill Revoking ATF’s Power to Regulate Ammo

    03/02/2015 10:19:14 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 44 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 3-2-15 | AWR Hawkins
    On Friday, Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL) introduced legislation revoking the ATF’s claim of power to regulate ammunition via “armor piecing” language in the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA). The ATF is specifically claiming the ability to regulate ammunition via the “armor piercing” language contained in the Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act, an amendment added to the GCA in 1986. Their current focus is on banning the wildly popular M855 round for AR-15 rifles. Rooney’s bill would roll back the ATF’s powers to pre-1986 levels. According to The Hill, Rooney’s bill “would prohibit the ATF or any other federal agency...
  • White House says ammo ban will save cops’ lives

    03/02/2015 3:09:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 79 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/2/15 | Dave Boyer
    The White House said Monday that President Obama believes a ban on bullets commonly used with the AR-15 rifle will save police officers’ lives. “We are looking at additional ways to protect our brave men and women in law enforcement, and believe that this process is valuable for that reason alone,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is accepting public comment on an administration proposal to ban .223 M855 “green tip” ammunition most often used with AR-15 rifles. House lawmakers from both parties, as well as sportsmen and some law enforcement...
  • Laura Ingraham claims Chris Christie is a conservative

    02/26/2015 4:00:31 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 27 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | Oct. 23, 2014
    There’s a lot I like about Christie, and I know there’s a lot of people across the country going ‘I can’t believe she’s saying that! Christie’s a liberal!’ First of all, Christie’s not a liberal. (Laugh-snorts), okay? For the record, since bribing and cajoling his way into the governor’s mansion in 2009, the severely conservative Chris Christie has: Signed Hitlerian anti-gun legislation Endorsed Obama’s unconstitutional police state Confessed to agreeing with Andrew Cuomo on “98%”
  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    02/26/2015 9:14:31 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 402 replies
    Washington Examiner2-26-2015 ^ | 2-26-2015 | Paul Bedard
    It’s started. As promised, President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this month revealed that it is putting the ban on 5.56mm ammo on a fast track, immediately driving up the price of the bullets and prompting retailers, including the huge outdoors company Cabela’s, to urge sportsmen to urge Congress to stop the president.
  • Gun rights groups await judge's ruling on California's 'microstamping' law

    02/17/2015 1:58:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2015 | Malia Zimmerman
    California's gun laws are among the nation's strictest, but a looming decision in a federal lawsuit could effectively ban handguns altogether in the Golden State, according to plaintiffs who want a judge to toss out a state law requiring all new handguns to be equipped with technology that "stamps" each shell casing with a traceable mark. The problem with the “microstamping” law, which was signed into law by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2007 but only took effect in 2013, is that it relies on an unworkable technology, according to gun manufacturers and attorneys for the Second Amendment Foundation and Calguns...
  • Hugh Jackman Joins Anti-Gun, “Not One More” Campaign

    02/11/2015 9:50:36 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    gunssavelives.net ^ | 2/11/2015 | Dan Cannon
    Looks like we have yet another actor who can’t help but alienate a large portion of their audience. Australian actor Hugh Jackman has thrown his hat in with the anti-gun crowd and made a post on his Facebook page and Twitter account pushing the “Not One More” campaign (a Bloomberg production).
  • The NRA’s Diabolical New Plan for Killing Gun Laws

    02/05/2015 8:27:16 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    slate.com ^ | 2/4/2015 | Alec MacGillis
    "..... the National Rifle Association is facing off not against big national gun-control groups, but against many of the state’s towns and cities, in a brazen push to get them to repeal their gun-related laws."
  • Clarke D Forsythe describes at length why legal abortion deaths do not make it into CDC....

    01/25/2015 11:27:35 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | March 19, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    FULL TITLE: Clarke D Forsythe describes at length why legal abortion deaths do not make it into CDC and other statistics Clarke D Forsythe, in his excellent book Abuse of Discretion: the inside Story of Roe Versus Wade (buy the book on Amazon here) explains at length why legal abortion deaths and injuries do not make it into the published statistics. “Abortion injuries and deaths are washed out of the US public health system through a series of filters. The first filter is the clinics. Clinics do not take responsibility for injuries if they can avoid it. Standard procedure for...
  • Florida is now an official target for UBC. Shannon Watts lets it slip.

    01/23/2015 9:18:27 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    gunfreezone.net ^ | 1/23/2015 | unknown
    Bill was able to get a screen capture before Shannon came to her senses and deleted the Tweet. Florida is truly hated by the Antis. We got the Concealed Carry avalanche started and we did not make any friends by re-instituting Stand Your ground and a slew of other Pro-Second Amendment bills. If we could be erased from the map while keeping DisneyWorld, they would have done so already.
  • WaPo: Guns May Serve Defensive Purpose, but CDC Must Confirm

    01/22/2015 7:42:29 AM PST · by PROCON · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | Jan. 21, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On January 16, The Washington Post (WaPo) reported that guns may serve a defensive purpose—that defensive gun uses may be slightly higher than 3 million each year—but we will not know until the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) begin their research into guns as a public health issue. WaPo quoted a New American Magazine article which said, “Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per year.”
  • [From August 14, 2014] Rambo Hates Guns: How Sylvester Stallone Became the Most Anti-Gun Celeb in Ho

    01/18/2015 10:03:27 PM PST · by RC one · 39 replies
    daily beast ^ | August 14, 2014 | Asawin Suebsaeng 
    This weekend, you can see Sly lay waste to hundreds of fools in The Expendables 3. But the man formerly known as John Rambo is, surprisingly, one of the NRA’s most reviled stars. On Friday, The Expendables 3 hits theaters. It’s the third installment in the star-studded, old-school, bullet-riddled action series spearheaded by Sylvester Stallone—of the Rambo franchise or, for the less-discerning filmgoer, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot. The latest Expendables flick was never destined to garner much love from film critics. “You need The Expendables 3 like you need a kick in the crotch,” wrote Variety’s Justin Chang....
  • California Senate takes 'ethics refresher course' Wednesday (because of shoulder-fired missiles)

    04/24/2014 1:56:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 4/23/14 | Elex Michaelson
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The California State Senate held an "ethics refresher course" for its members after federal indictments were issued against two senators and a third was convicted. Senate leaders are hoping to regain the public's trust. The purpose of the course is to teach members and their staffs to avoid potentially compromising situations. It's the latest in a series of moves by senate leaders aimed at putting political distance between them and their colleagues facing criminal charges. The leader of California's state senate stopped all regular business on Wednesday so everyone could go "back to school" in a...
  • U.S. case against state Sen. Leland Yee, 28 others to be split (shoulder fired missiles)

    08/07/2014 4:21:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/07/14 | Lee Romney
    Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed at a federal court hearing Thursday that the unwieldy criminal case against suspended state Sen. Leland Yee, Chinatown association leader Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow and 27 others should be split up before trial. **SNIP** The hearing before U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer came two weeks after the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California filed a new indictment in the case, adding violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act against Yee and his former fundraiser, Keith Jackson. Yee is accused of conducting a criminal enterprise with Jackson, who allegedly solicited bribes and...
  • A Toast To 2014’s Top California Political Stories (shoulder fired missiles)

    01/01/2015 5:38:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    KQED ^ | 12/31/14 | John Myers
    **SNIP** The San Francisco Democrat was a fairly high-profile member of the California Legislature, but not a flamboyant one or one who was the subject of gossip and rumor. And that’s probably why the news in March landed with such a bombshell, when the 66-year old former psychologist was arrested and charged with not only corruption, but also with allegedly participating in a scheme to smuggle illegal weapons into the United States. The irony was impossible to miss: gun trafficking charges against a Democrat who made a name for himself as a fierce advocate of gun control, a politician who...
  • 2-year-old accidentally kills his mom in Wal-Mart [media bias]

    12/30/2014 5:15:02 PM PST · by grundle · 44 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | December 30, 2014 | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
    HAYDEN, Idaho (AP) — A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her purse at a northern Idaho Wal-Mart and her concealed gun fired, authorities said Tuesday. The 29-year-old woman was shopping with her son and three other children, Kootenai County sheriff's spokesman Stu Miller told The Associated Press. Her family had come to the area to visit relatives, he said. The woman, whose identity was not released, had a concealed weapons permit. Miller said the young boy was left in a shopping cart, reached into the victim's purse and grabbed a small-caliber handgun, which...
  • Your Child’s Pediatrician Has No Business Lecturing You On Gun Ownership

    12/29/2014 12:15:03 PM PST · by PROCON · 38 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | Dec. 29, 2014 | Vik Khanna
    No development in U.S. healthcare over the last three decades has imperiled us more than the idea that we benefit from physician oversight of life events and circumstances that are not inherently medical. At its most intrusive, this process, called medicalization, creates a clinical conundrum out of the mere act of living and posits medical solutions for things (such as how to live a healthier lifestyle) that frequently benefit more from individual concentration and perseverance than professional intervention. We are thus bearing witness to tortuous reformation of what it means to be a physician in America: a formerly independent and...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: Docs indicate ATF was using Fast and Furious to justify new gun regs

    12/27/2014 11:23:57 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 92 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Dec 26, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Just as Second Amendment civil rights activists feared, federal government bureaucrats were supplying illegal firearms to Mexican drug cartels in the expectation that it would led to pressure for more regulation. Analyzing a 60 page document release in response to a FOIA action by Judicial Watch Attkisson writes:
  • Colorado governor says no regrets in death penalty case

    11/03/2014 11:23:43 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    LA Times ^ | Nov. 3, 2014 | Mark Z. Barabak
    Colorado's governor, intensely criticized over death-row reprieve, says he'd do it again. ... Part of Hickenlooper's problem has been the ambitous liberal agenda, from gays to guns, he signed into law in 2013 after a Democratic legislative spree. Part has been his habit of thinking out loud and his seeming eagerness to please all sides of an issue; a meeting this summer with hostile sheriffs turned into a political disaster when the governor equivocated about the gun-control laws he backed, upsetting both sides. But Hickenlooper will also have someone else to blame: Nathan Dunlap. In 1993, as a 19-year-old, Dunlap...
  • Eric Holder's Top Deputy Resigns Amid Revelation Fast and Furious Guns Used in Phoenix Crime

    10/17/2014 9:46:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 17 Oct 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    The top deputy to Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation on Thursday amid revelations that Operation Fast and Furious scandal guns were used to harm Americans in Phoenix in 2013, a development top congressional Republicans say President Obama’s administration sought to cover up. ... Holder, the attorney general, has failed to cooperate with the Fast and Furious congressional investigation led by Issa and Grassley. Holder was voted, on a bipartisan basis, into both criminal and civil contempt of Congress—a first in the history of the United States for a Cabinet-level official—after he failed to provide documents to Issa’s committee...
  • Most Expensive State House Race in Colorado Comes Back To Gun Control

    10/11/2014 9:39:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 11 Oct 2014, | Greg Campbell
    Beyond Colorado's headline-grabbing races for Senate and governor, the election for House District 59 is starting to generate its own news for being the most expensive race for state house in Colorado — all thanks to tough new gun control laws passed in 2013. The contest is between Democratic incumbent Mike McLachlan and Republican challenger J. Paul Brown for a small district centered on the rural city of Durango. According to the Durango Herald, the race has attracted "a waterfall of money" from outside groups, to the tune of at least $718,000 in a market where media and advertising are...
  • How Gun Control Made England The 'Most Violent Country In Europe'

    09/24/2014 7:34:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Sep 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Gun control in Britain passed in stages, beginning just after World War I and continuing in a reactionary fashion with increasing strictness through the 1990s. When the final stage arrived in 1997, and virtually all handguns were banned via the Firearms Act, the promise was a reduction in crime and greater safety for the British people. But the result was the emergence of Britain as the "most violent country in Europe." Britain began placing restrictions on gun ownership after World War I with the Firearms Act of 1920. .... The Firearms Act of 1920 did not ban guns. Rather, it...
  • Orthodox rabbis on guns

    09/16/2014 10:19:19 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 25 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | September 16, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    The Rabbinical Council of America released this resolution two months ago: In response to the terrible proliferation of fatal shootings in the United States that result in part from Americans’ easy access to lethal weapons, a brief yet comprehensive 2014 resolution of the 1000+ members of Rabbinical Council of America addresses gun usage and ownership in the United States from personal, legal, cultural, and religious perspectives. Asserting the Torah’s perspective that war, weaponry, and violence are “necessary evils in our unredeemed world” as well as the Torah’s view that, contrary to some strains of American culture, such matters must be...
  • Upstate New York braces as Remington Arms packs up to leave

    09/13/2014 8:32:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 99 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/8/2014 | Raquel Okyay
    An upstate New York lawmaker said the loss of manufacturing jobs in the state last month is due to an anti-gun administration that has ignored pleas from local officials to be involved in the negotiating process. “Remington talks have come to a halt,” said Assemblyman Marc W. Butler (R.-Newport), whose district includes the Village of Ilion, where the Remington Outdoor Company has been located for almost 200 years. “We are losing 105 jobs at the Ilion primary plant,” said Butler. In February he predicted long-term consequences of Remington’s decision to expand to Huntsville, Ala., instead of Ilion, N.Y. The small...
  • Trial of man who shot exchange student to stay in Missoula

    08/27/2014 10:57:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Missoulian ^ | Aug. 27, 2014 | Kathryn Haake
    District Judge Ed McLean has denied a motion to change the trial venue for Markus Kaarma, the Missoula man accused of fatally shooting a German exchange student in his garage last April. In a 208-page motion to move the trial, Kaarma’s attorneys argued that local media reports have tainted Missoula’s jury pool by painting Kaarma as a “cold-blooded killer.” Katie Lacny, who filed the motion, argued her 30-year-old client has been held captive in his Grant Creek home and received death threats as the media “aroused sympathies and created a community outcry against” him. “The pretrial publicity has stirred up...