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  • The Fourth Circuit Runs Roughshod over Heller and the Second Amendment

    02/22/2017 12:26:00 PM PST · by Sgt_Schultze · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 22 Feb 2017 | CHARLES C. W. COOKE
    Freed up by the Supreme Court’s ongoing reluctance to engage in depth with the Second Amendment, the Fourth Circuit has taken it upon itself to rewrite Heller en banc. In a 10-4 decision, issued yesterday afternoon, the court upheld Maryland’s ban on both “assault weapons” and “high capacity magazines.” By so doing, it deprived the people of Maryland, the Carolinas, and the Virginias of the core protections to which the Constitution entitles them. As Judge Traxler’s dissent pointedly establishes, the majority achieved this transformation by contriving “a heretofore unknown ‘test,’ which is whether the firearm in question is ‘most useful...
  • Alabama press conference held to support tougher gun laws

    02/21/2017 2:52:09 PM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    guns.com ^ | Feb. 21, 2017 | Andrew Shepperson
    Members of the Outcast Voters League and Rep. John Rogers hold a press conference about gun laws in Alabama (Photo: Ivana Hrynkiw/AL.com) Birmingham organization the Outcast Voters League and State Rep. John Rogers held a press conference yesterday to propose stricter gun laws in Alabama. AL.com reports OVL President Frank Matthews was there to push a proposed piece of legislation known as the Sheri Williams Mandatory Gun Changes Act, named for a woman who was shot and killed by a stray bullet in 2013. “We’re not against gun rights… [but] demand accountability and responsibility of gun owners,” Matthews said. Rep....
  • AG Healey wants doctors to talk guns with patients (MA)

    02/14/2017 11:35:00 AM PST · by PROCON · 59 replies
    guns.com ^ | Feb. 14, 2017 | Chris Eger
    Healey, along with members of the Massachusetts Medical Society, Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association and the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs of Police, announced their gun resources for patients this week. (Photo: Mass.gov) State Attorney General Martha Healey teamed up with the Massachusetts Medical Society on Monday to provide voluntary guidance to heath care professionals in the state on guns. Announced at Boston Medical Center, Healey and Mass Med are providing two pamphlets and free training on talking to patients about firearms. “While the vast majority of gun owners are responsible and deeply committed to gun safety, this remains a public...
  • Fourth Circuit: Carrying A Gun Makes You A Suspect

    02/07/2017 12:36:12 PM PST · by PROCON · 53 replies
    americas1stfreedom.org ^ | Feb. 7, 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    A ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit finds that carrying a gun—even lawfully—is justification for police to treat you as suspect until evidence proves otherwise. This turns the normal approach to policing on its head, limiting Fourth Amendment protections normally in place for those considered innocent until proven guilty. In fact, Ammoland reported that Judge James A. Wynn opined, “Individuals who carry firearms—lawfully or unlawfully—pose a categorical risk of danger to others and police officers, in particular.” Wynn added, “Individuals who choose to carry firearms [therefore] forego certain constitutional protections afforded to individuals who elect...
  • Dilemma in Washington State: Crime Stats Don’t Support Gun Bills

    02/02/2017 2:48:16 PM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    libertyparkpress.com ^ | Feb. 2, 2017 | Dave Workman
    As the Washington State House Judiciary Committee gathers in Olympia to hear public testimony on two gun control bills Thursday afternoon, proponents of the measure requiring licensing and extensive background checks to own so-called “assault weapons” have a major problem. Uniform rime data from the FBI dating back to 2013 does not support contentions that semi-automatic rifles or shotguns pose a serious threat to public safety. Indeed, crime reports spanning three years – 2013, 2014 and 2015, the most recent year for which data is available – suggest quite the opposite. Rifles and shotguns are used in a fraction...
  • President Trump Readies Pen to Reverse Anti-gun Executive Orders

    01/25/2017 1:18:17 PM PST · by Boomer · 54 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 25 January 2017 | Tim Macy
    In one of the first pro-gun actions of his administration, President Donald Trump is expected to shortly move to revoke Barack Obamas illegal actions to effectively outlaw gun collecting. Obama’s anti-gun “executive action” was announced on January 6, 2016 – in the wake of Obama’s unsuccessful attempt to scapegoat law-abiding gun owners for the actions of a Muslim terrorist in San Bernardino. Obama’s action was implemented as a “clarification” because he knew that his lawless moves could never pass muster under the rule-making procedures of the Administrative Procedures Act.
  • Everytown condemns national concealed reciprocity bill

    01/16/2017 1:30:51 PM PST · by PROCON · 22 replies
    guns.com ^ | Jan. 16, 2017 | Andrew Shepperson
    Gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety has begun a campaign against the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, claiming the bill is dangerous and urging Americans to oppose it. According to the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action, Everytown Chief Strategy Officer Brina Milikowsky issued an email through Daily Kos that condemned the national reciprocity bill, which would allow gun owners lawfully qualified to carry a concealed firearm in one state to conceal and carry in all other states as well. Milikowsky warned that the legislation would “allow dangerous individuals—including convicted criminals, domestic abusers, and stalkers —...
  • Florida Democrat pushes expanded gun background checks in wake of airport shooting

    01/11/2017 4:46:36 PM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    guns.com ^ | Jan. 11, 2017 | Brian Seay
    A state senator in Florida is sponsoring a handful of gun control bills, citing last week’s airport shooting as a reason to introduce at least one of the measures. State Sen. Gary Farmer says he plans to introduce a bill that would close the so-called gun show loophole in his state. “Last week horror came to our state and to the Fort Lauderdale airport,” Farmer said, according to the Orlando Sentinel. “That horror came in the form of a deranged man who should’ve never been allowed to buy, own or in any way possess a dangerous firearm.” Florida Carry Executive...
  • Massachusetts gun shop hit with $35K in fines and fees for selling Glocks

    01/10/2017 10:10:19 AM PST · by PROCON · 41 replies
    guns.com ^ | Jan. 10, 2017 | Chris Eger
    State Attorney General Maura Healey’s office and a Worcester gun dealer have settled a case that involved selling handguns that were not Massachusetts-compliant. The Gun Parlor has agreed to end sales of handguns that do not meet state-mandated safety regulations, specifically load indicators and magazine safety disconnects, and pay $10,000 in fees and costs associated with an investigation into the store while $25,000 in fines will remain outstanding and will be waived if the shop remains in compliance for two years. “In Massachusetts, we rely on gun dealers to help ensure responsible gun ownership and use by following the...
  • Wash. Attorney General Begins Push for Gun Ban, Licensing

    01/09/2017 4:01:59 PM PST · by PROCON · 32 replies
    libertyparkpress.com ^ | Jan. 9, 2016 | Dave Workman
    Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson apparently wants the Evergreen State to have gun laws similar to those in New York and Connecticut, according to the Yakima Herald, as he released details on bills to ban so-called “assault weapons” and require “enhanced” background checks for the purchase of such guns. The measures may be read here and here. “I believe a ban on the sale of assault weapons is the right policy for Washington, and I will keep fighting for that,” Ferguson said in a prepared statement, “I’ve said from the beginning that it would be an uphill battle. My...
  • Obama: Going to Newtown was the ‘toughest day of my presidency’

    01/05/2017 11:44:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01/05/2017 | Dylan Stableford
    As Barack Obama continues to reflect on his legacy in a series of exit interviews, the outgoing president says he still considers the day he met with the parents of the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 the toughest day of his presidency. “I still consider the day I traveled up to Newtown to meet with parents and address that community as the toughest day of my presidency,” Obama told the History Channel in an interview that will air on Jan. 15, five days before he leaves office. “It’s the only time I ever saw...
  • Editorial: Closing the door on a deadly year in Chicago (barf alert)

    12/30/2016 6:17:56 AM PST · by rellimpank · 24 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 30 dec 2016
    ---the usual sanctimonious blather --including the last sentence in this excerpt----"But in the here and now — to curb the carnage today — it is hard to overstate the importance of better gun laws and a powerful and professional police force. We strongly support new state laws to get and keep illegal guns off the street. Most significantly, we support legislation pending in Springfield that would increase minimum prison sentences for gun crimes. Illegal guns are killing our city."
  • Obama Administration Finalizes Social Security Gun Ban

    12/24/2016 7:02:39 AM PST · by rktman · 55 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/23/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On Monday the Obama administration finalized a Social Security gun ban that could prevent “tens of thousands” of law-abiding elderly citizens from purchasing guns for self-defense. Breitbart News reported this ban on July 18, 2015, when it was learned that the Obama administration was creating a ban on gun purchases that would apply to Social Security recipients who needed help managing their finances. The Los Angeles Times reported that the ban would be sweeping; that it would cover those who are unable to manage their own affairs for a multitude of reasons–from “subnormal intelligence or mental illness” to “incompetency,” an...
  • Obama sends UN Arms Trade Treaty to the Senate

    12/13/2016 2:32:56 PM PST · by PROCON · 42 replies
    guns.com ^ | Dec. 13, 2016 | Chris Eger
    President Obama transmitted the controversial Arms Trade Treaty, which seeks to regulate the world’s annual exchange of $70 billion in conventional weaponry, to the Senate on Friday. In April 2013, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Arms Trade Treaty that aims to regulate the international trade in conventional weapons ranging from small arms to warships. The U.S. signed the treaty along with some 129 other countries but Congress has not ratified it. The Senate would have to pass the ATT with a two-thirds majority and at least 50 Senators went on record soon after Kerry’s action by sending...
  • Gen. Petraeus Now Pushing Gun Control(now?)

    11/30/2016 5:22:01 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/30/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Gen. David Petraeus may be on the short list to be our next secretary of state, but his affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, led to him being convicted of mishandling classified information; Broadwell had access to journals of Petraeus that contained sensitive material. I’m not so sure he’s the best pick to lead the State Department. Moreover, isn’t mishandling classified information exactly what we’re trying to avoid and what we slammed Clinton for? Well, another venture Gen. Petraeus is diving into is gun control policy (via CNN):
  • Progressives Demand Gun Control After Knife Attack At Ohio State University

    11/29/2016 7:37:00 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 28, 2016 | Bre Payton
    Progressives used a brutal knife attack at Ohio State University (OSU) on Monday as an excuse to demand more gun control, even after authorities declared that they had no evidence the attacker even used a gun during his rampage. The attacker reportedly struck pedestrians with his vehicle and proceeded to stab several others, harming at least nine individuals, one of whom is in critical condition. Despite OSU’s initial tweets stating there was an active shooter on campus, authorities later said there was no evidence that the attacker used a gun during his attack. The victims are being treated for stab...
  • David Petraeus, Mark Kelly launch gun control group

    11/29/2016 6:38:22 AM PST · by DOC44 · 89 replies
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/10/politics/david-petraeus-mark-kelly-gun-control/index.html
    Washington (CNN)Retired U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, who has long resisted calls to run for political office, is teaming up with retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly to create a new group urging greater gun control. The two announced on Friday that they were launching Veterans Coalition for Common Sense to encourage elected leaders to "do more to prevent gun tragedies." The group will feature veterans from every branch of the military who are urging lawmakers to toughen gun laws, the organization said in a news release.
  • Dope=> Tim Kaine Tweets About Gun Violence After Islamist Knife Attack

    11/29/2016 2:52:35 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 38 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Nov 28th, 2016
    Senator Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s VP candidate, is back in the news. Today he tweeted after the incident at Ohio State A Somali student ran into a group of fellow students with his car and then got out and stabbed a few more. The terrorist was killed by a campus police officer with a gun.
  • Gun safety advocate: Trump won’t silence us

    11/17/2016 4:01:32 PM PST · by PROCON · 46 replies
    guns.com ^ | Nov. 17, 2016 | Brian Seay
    The founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America says she’s done wallowing in disappointment following Donald Trump’s victory last week. “So many women and activists had hoped to elect the first female president – a gun sense champion – to the White House,” wrote Shannon Watts in a piece for the Huffington Post. But she says her husband reminded her that gun violence prevention isn’t hinged on the outcome of a single election. Watts founded Moms Demand Action four years ago in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. “I – along with millions...
  • Tim Kaine: Gun Violence Is a Public-Health Crisis

    11/02/2016 10:12:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies
    time.com ^ | little timmy kaine
    ".... I own a gun and am a proud supporter of the Second Amendment...."
  • ‘Hawaii Five-0’ Blames ‘Gun Nuts’ for Mass Shootings

    10/27/2016 4:13:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/27/2016 | Erik Soderstrom
    The latest episode of Hawaii Five-0, “Ke Ku ‘Ana,” is full of embarrassing falsehoods and other anti-gun propaganda. Kyle Kane is a deranged father who blames gun culture for the mass shooting perpetrated by his son, so he holds a room full of hostages at gunpoint to send a message. Left unstated: Kyle’s son obtained his firearm through a straw purchase, a process that is already illegal and carries a sentence of up to ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the purchase alone even if the illegally purchased firearm were never used in another crime. As irrational...
  • Newtown victims' families suit against AR-15 rifle manufacturer dismissed

    10/16/2016 4:36:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WABC-TV ^ | October 14, 2016
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- A judge on Friday dismissed a wrongful-death lawsuit by Newtown families against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre, citing an embattled federal law that shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products. State Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis granted a motion by Remington Arms to strike the lawsuit by the families of nine children and adults killed and a teacher who survived the Dec. 14, 2012, school attack, in which a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators with a Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle made by...
  • Group pushes for ‘assault weapon’ ban in Florida

    10/11/2016 1:59:41 PM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 11, 2016 | Chris Eger
    A small gun control organization, using the Pulse nightclub mass killing as a call to action, is making the long-shot attempt at bringing a ban on some semi-automatic firearms and their magazines to Florida. Terming themselves the Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence, they emerged from the state’s League of Women Voters Gun Safety Committee. They have two stated legislative goals: bring universal background checks and a statewide ban on “all semiautomatic assault weapons and large-capacity feeding devices” to Florida. “We’re horrified by the type of weapon that was used at Pulse,” says Patricia Brigham, head of the group,...
  • ROTC slathers replica M-16s in orange after mistaken active shooter calls

    10/06/2016 11:46:28 AM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 5, 2016 | Chris Eger
    The Army’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program, which has delivered military training at colleges and universities since 1916, has been ordered to tape their guns in high viz orange for safety. The news, reported by The Washington Post this week, comes after incidents where students and faculty have mistaken drills by cadets with inert guns as dangerous active shooters. Now, under the orders of Maj. Gen. Christopher P. Hughes, the 250 Army ROTC units and 700 affiliates will conduct on campus training with simulated weapons (using empty hands mimicking carrying guns) while taking extra precautions in transport and storage...
  • Reid: Dem gun bill 'would prevent the next attack'

    09/19/2016 3:19:25 PM PDT · by PROCON · 74 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Sep. 19, 2016 | SUSAN FERRECHIO
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Monday a gun control bill authored by Democrats would prevent another terrorist attacks like the ones carried out in New Jersey and New York this weekend. "We can argue from now on about whether this bill would have prevented this weekend's attacks," Reid, D-Nev., said. "But one thing is for sure, it would prevent the next attack." Democrats have authored a bill that would ban people on a federal terror watch list from purchasing guns or explosives. House and Senate Republicans have authored their own legislation, which would put in place a three-day waiting...
  • Is Gun Confiscation Coming to Hawaii?

    09/17/2016 3:10:25 PM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | Sep. 16, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    States are seen as the laboratories for democracy. They can be places to cite great public policy successes and highlight the many horrible failures. As more Democratic states adopt more anti-gun policies, there are fears that the groundwork for confiscation is being set. Of all places, you would think that California, or New York, would be the place that Second Amendment rights advocates fear would be the test area for such policies. Nope. It’s actually Hawaii. The Aloha State is the first in the country that requires its gun-owning residents to enter a federal database (via NRA Hunters): Hawaii’s...
  • Mayor Landrieu signs city's new gun safety ordinance into law(New Orleans)

    09/14/2016 11:19:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    wdsu.com ^ | 9/12/2016 | Kelsey Davis
    At a news conference Friday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, in partnership with City Councilmembers Jason Rogers Williams and James Gray and New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison announced a new city ordinance aimed at promoting gun safety in New Orleans.
  • Katie Couric, Stephanie Soechtig sued for $12M for deceptive edits in anti-gun documentary

    09/13/2016 12:54:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Sep. 13, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    A Virginia gun-rights group is suing Katie Couric and the producers of the documentary “Under the Gun” for $12 million in defamation over an interview that was revealed to have been deceptively edited. The Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) and two gun-rights activists featured in the film, Daniel Hawes and Patricia Webb, are suing Ms. Couric, who produced the documentary and led the interview in question, as well as director Stephanie Soechtig, Atlas Films and Epix, the film’s distributor. The suit filed in federal court Tuesday, obtained by BearingArms.com, claimed the producers of the film “intentionally manipulated” footage to make...
  • Waco Day 475

    09/03/2016 7:05:37 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 10 replies
    Whether the truth about what part police played in encouraging the biker brawl in the parking lot of the Waco Twin Peaks restaurant will ever be known or not now depends on the wisdom or foolishness, the cynicism or idealism and the intelligence or stupidity of an elected Dallas judge named Jim Jordan. Jordan is the distinguished looking fellow in the photo above. He was previously, briefly famous for allowing the Boston Red Sox to buy the Liverpool Football Club over the objections of a Dallas gazillionaire who also hoped to own a professional soccer team in an exotic foreign...
  • Massachusetts attorney general investigates gun safety

    09/01/2016 7:57:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2016 8:08 AM EDT
    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is investigating possible safety problems with guns manufactured by at least two companies. The Boston Globe reports that Remington Arms Co. and Glock Inc. have filed lawsuits to fight Healey’s efforts. […] Healey says Glock firearms are “prone to accidental discharge” and says in court papers she is concerned the company may have been warned about the problem and failed to act. …
  • Mexican diplomat urges U.S. to renew assault weapon ban

    08/24/2016 3:39:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | Chris Eger
    While speaking at a UN meeting in Switzerland, Mexico’s Foreign Minister said it was as easy to buy a gun in the U.S. as it is to purchase a “liter of milk or a box cereal.” Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu made the remarks to the Second Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty of the United Nations in Geneva on Monday. She advocated for greater controls by each government on the transfer of arms as well as increased accountability. In her speech, she held that Mexico is a peaceful nation committed to an effective, realistic and sensible...
  • Question for gun control advocates: How much is enough?

    08/12/2016 10:46:27 AM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 11, 2016 | Greg Camp
    How much gun control would be enough? This is a question that I pose to advocates of control, trying to find out where they would draw the line. What requirement, what level of strictness would reach the point that something more would be unacceptable? The history of firearms laws in the United States is well known to members of the gun community. In the twentieth century, the waves of control rise first with the Sullivan Act in New York State in 1911 and ebb and flow over the next hundred years, peaking with the Brady Act and the Assault...
  • NY gun buybacks yield 165 firearms

    08/08/2016 4:13:27 PM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 8, 2016 | Jennifer Cruz
    The New York Police Department reeled in 165 unwanted guns from buybacks at two churches Saturday. Authorities offered up a $200 bank card for all handguns and assault rifles in working order and a $25 bank card for rifles and shotguns, no questions asked. Altogether, 66 revolvers were turned, 52 semi-automatic handguns, 15 rifles (three of which were assault-style), 10 shotguns and 27 miscellaneous BB guns and air pistols. “Each of these guns represents a life saved in the Bronx. We are very pleased that we got so many handguns,” said Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark. “We thank...
  • Both Sides Agree: Guns Will Not Be Decisive Issue in November

    08/03/2016 11:59:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 8/3/2016 | Mark Swanson
    Despite the spate of mass shootings and police murders that roiled rhetoric from Democrats, both sides of the debate agree that guns will not play an influential role in the November elections, Fred Varney of the American Media Institute wrote for the Washington Examiner. Voters don't care. "I don't see any evidence that important Senate races are going to be decided on guns this year, even after Orlando," Wes Anderson of the National Rifle Association told American Media Institute. Further, according to a Quinnipiac University poll conducted in late June, mere weeks after the massacre at an Orlando nightclub, 54...
  • New ATF Head Wants Computerized Database of All Gun Purchases

    08/01/2016 5:18:50 PM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies
    thenewamerican.com ^ | Aug. 1, 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    Deputy Director Thomas Brandon (shown on right), head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) appeared on CBS’s Sunday Morning television show, complaining that his agency is “a small agency with a big job” and that he really needs more agents and more money to do that job. What he would really like, however, is a computerized database of all gun purchases made by every buyer and seller in the country: There’s a lot of things that don’t make sense.… Would [having such a database at the ATF] be efficient and effective? Absolutely. Would the taxpayers benefit...
  • Democrats Warn: Your Gun Is a Public Health Threat

    08/01/2016 3:28:34 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 51 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/01/2016 | David Catron
    Ronald Reagan famously said, “One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine.” He believed that government programs ostensibly meant to address public health crises would inevitably chip away at our personal liberties. For evidence that Reagan was right, one need look no further than Obamacare’s mandate requiring all Americans to buy government-approved insurance. The pretext for that travesty involved the alleged menace to public health posed by the uninsured. This year’s Democrat Party Platform has identified another public health threat against which the government must take action — gun...
  • Two-thirds of Americans okay with docs talking guns

    08/01/2016 9:02:22 AM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies
    guns.com ^ | July 31, 2016 | Jacki Billings
    Two-thirds of Americans are okay with doctors discussing guns, according to a new survey published by The Annals of Internal Medicine. The online survey asked Americans whether it’s appropriate for healthcare professionals to talk to their patients about guns. Sixty-six percent of the over 3,900 respondents indicated that it’s at least sometimes appropriate for docs to talk guns. In contrast, 34 percent indicated the topic of guns should never be broached with patients. As part of the survey, participants were asked to indicate whether they were gun owners. Of those that admitted to having guns in the home, half stated...
  • Massachusetts gun shops redefine business after assault weapons ban

    07/31/2016 5:45:03 PM PDT · by PROCON · 74 replies
    guns.com ^ | July 31, 2016 | Jacki Billings
    Massachusetts gun stores are attempting to redefine their businesses in the weeks since the state’s attorney general effectively ended the sale of all AR-15s and AK-47s in the state. Per the measure, any vendors who continued selling the so-called “copycat” firearms violated the ban and could face fines, prison time and/or lose their Federal Firearms License. Greg Malany, owner of GFA ArmsTec, said the outright ban sent his shop into utter chaos as he had only a few hours to move his remaining inventory. “There was no warning,” Malany told The Milford Daily News. “It came completely out of...
  • Texas professor claims concealed carry will force her to give A’s or get shot

    07/15/2016 9:08:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 81 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/15/16 | Doug Book, Editor
    Jessica Smartt Gullion, an assistant professor at the Texas Woman’s University, has decided that allowing students to carry concealed weapons would force the school’s educators to give students higher grades than they deserve. On August 1st, the state’s campus carry law goes into effect, allowing individuals with a concealed carry license to carry a firearm in all 4 year colleges and universities throughout the state. University of Texas professors Lynn Glass, Lisa Moore and Mia Carter decided to file a lawsuit, asking for an injunction to prevent the law going into effect. They contend that the presence of guns in...
  • Editorial: Weakness of gun laws goes on display in Cleveland

    07/15/2016 5:23:18 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 27 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 15 july 2016
    On the streets outside a national political convention, citizens should have the right to give thundering voice to issues they care about. But how free will any protesters feel to shout out their minds at the Republican National Convention next week if others who disagree take advantage of Ohio’s lax laws to tote powerful weapons outside the hall? Although many protesters no doubt will show up in Cleveland, we wonder how many will quietly stay home, unnerved at the thought of marching amid so much firepower. The chilling effect is a problem cropping up even at local community meetings across...
  • Open Carry in Dallas

    07/13/2016 8:41:14 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 25 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7-13-16 | Unkown
  • Sharpton assails NRA for 'whites only' approach to gun rights

    07/10/2016 1:00:14 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | July 9, 2016 | Azi Paybarah
    The Rev. Al Sharpton challenged the National Rifle Association to defend the gun rights of two black men killed in police encounters last week in Louisiana and Minnesota. The victims - Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, respectively - were carrying guns when they were approached by police officers and shot. Video of the incidents sparked protests around the country last week. "Both of them were killed by police based on 'they had a gun,'" Sharpton said at his weekly rally in Harlem. "Now I missed the NRA coming out and defending the gun rights they legally had. Where is the...
  • Gun control groups: Dallas ambush ‘brought to us by the NRA’

    07/08/2016 12:37:56 PM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    guns.com ^ | July 8, 2016 | Chris Eger
    The aftermath of Thursday night’s attack on police that left five dead resulted in a flood of early calls Friday by groups blasting America’s “unfettered access to guns” and armor-piercing ammunition. All told, at least 11 officers and two civilians were shot near Main Street in Dallas during a protest against police killings following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile this week. Before to the killer’s identity had been released and prior to all of the facts of the investigation becoming known, many were already beginning a conversation about the firearms used. U.S. Attorney Gen. Loretta Lynch said...
  • House Resumes Gun Control Showdown

    07/05/2016 2:24:40 PM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | July 5, 2016 | ALIYAH FRUMIN
    The gun control fight picked back up in the House of Representatives on Tuesday after Democrats staged a dramatic sit-in demanding action on the issue that lasted more than 24 hours on the chamber floor late last month following the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla. Speaker Paul Ryan said last week that the House will vote on a larger anti-terrorism package that includes legislation aimed at preventing suspected terrorists from getting their hands on firearms. But the proposal is unlikely to satisfy Democrats who want stricter measures, like expanded background checks, to be put into place. Minority Leader Nancy...
  • Stung by defeats, Democrats shift strategy on gun control

    06/27/2016 7:57:10 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 64 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 6/27/16 | By Maya Rao Star Tribune
    Congressional Democrats increasingly frustrated by a string of defeats on gun issues in Washington are scrambling to harness a public outpouring after last week’s sit-in protest on the House floor. Party leaders are urging members to conduct similar sit-ins around the country as they try to sustain the flash of hard-core activism on the gun issue. “We don’t have the numbers to get things done, so we have to turn to more dramatic displays to galvanize the public so they can help us pressure the Republicans to do what’s right,” said U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.
  • Corruption case casts harsh light on NYPD handgun permits

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

    06/25/2016 4:53:07 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 47 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | 25 June 2016 | Alex Dobuzinskis
    Hawaii's governor signed a bill making it the first state to place its residents who own firearms in a federal criminal record database and monitor them for possible wrongdoing anywhere in the country, his office said.
  • Exploiting Orlando: Nets Advance Anti-Gun Agenda By 8 to 1

    06/23/2016 7:15:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/22/2016 | Geoffrey Dickens
    In the wake of the horrific attack on an Orlando nightclub by a man espousing allegiance to ISIS, it didn’t take long for the Big Three networks (ABC, NBC, CBS) to advance the preferred political line of the Democrats, in this election year, to push for more gun control. Beginning on the evening following the shooting, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt on June 12, sounded the clarion call for gun control: “Today’s terror attack brings national security and the debate over gun control to forefront of the presidential campaigns once again.” And for the next week, an MRC study...
  • Speaking different languages on gun control

    06/22/2016 4:37:11 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 15 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 22 jun 2016 | Christian Schneider
    We've all heard former Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan's admonition that "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." Yet the public debate about guns in America takes Moynihan's warning to the next level: Each side not only has its own facts, it has its own language. For instance, take the rush after the recent Orlando shootings to ban "assault" or "military-style" weapons like the AR-15 rifle. Gun control advocates immediately jumped to regulate sales of "automatic weapons" and "assault rifles" like the AR-15, which they deem too deadly for one individual to need. Scary stories about...
  • Joe Biden To Gun Grabbers: Keep Fighting To Ban "Civilian Ownership" Of AR-15

    06/22/2016 4:37:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    Vice President Joe Biden released a video Monday urging gun grabbers to keep fighting for a ban on “civilian ownership” of AR-15s, regardless of the Senate vote on gun control. Hours later, gun control was voted down in the Senate, but Biden wants the focus on AR-15s to remain.