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  • Justice Stevens: The five extra words that can fix the Second Amendment

    04/12/2014 9:15:49 AM PDT · by lilyramone · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 12, 2014 | John Paul Stevens
    John Paul Stevens served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court from 1975 to 2010. This essay is excerpted from his new book, “Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution.” Following the massacre of grammar-school children in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012, high-powered weapons have been used to kill innocent victims in more senseless public incidents. Those killings, however, are only a fragment of the total harm caused by the misuse of firearms. Each year, more than 30,000 people die in the United States in firearm-related incidents. Many of those deaths involve handguns.
  • 18 countries ratify UN Arms Trade Treaty

    04/02/2014 11:02:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 2, 2014 1:47 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    Eighteen countries, including five of the world’s leading arms exporters, ratified a landmark treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade on Wednesday, giving a significant boost to the campaign for the treaty’s entry into force. […] Five of the world’s top 10 arms exporters—Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain—turned in their ratification documents at the ceremony. The other 13 were Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Malta, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Among the hold-outs is the United States, the world’s largest weapons exporter. The Obama administration has signed the treaty but there is strong resistance in...
  • We Couldn’t Even Make This Up: Dem Senator Was Just Arrested For Gun Running

    03/28/2014 9:01:08 AM PDT · by lbryce · 37 replies
    WesternJournalism.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    Many leftist politicians who want to strip Americans of their Second Amendment rights say their position is based on concern for the safety of citizens. Somehow, they contend, forcing law-abiding gun-owners to give up their weapons will result in street gangs following suit. According to a recently unsealed affidavit, however, one state senator in California allegedly wanted to curtail gun rights for everyone except violent gangsters. State Sen. Leland Yee, the court documents state, was the subject of an FBI raid that led to his arrest Wednesday along with 25 other individuals. Among those arrested was Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow,...
  • Liberal Radio Host to NRA Board Member: 'I Will Shoot You'

    03/27/2014 9:27:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 27, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Angered by Georgia's pending expansion of concealed carry laws within state lines, liberal radio host Mike Malloy said he'd like to invite an NRA board member to come meet him, then shoot the board member and claim "Stand Your Ground" in defense. The Georgia bill--the Safe Carry Protection Act--has passed the state House and Senate but still awaits the governor's signature. It would expand concealed carry into schools, bars, churches, and the portions of airports that are outside the security parameter. According to Newbusters, Malloy's reaction to the bill's passage was: [The] organization founded by Gabrielle Giffords...the former Arizona Congresswoman...who...
  • Keith Jackson, former S.F. education official, accused of murder-for-hire

    03/27/2014 6:18:25 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 26, 2014 | Nanette Asimov
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Keith Jackson, accused by the FBI on Wednesday of being involved in a murder-for-hire scheme and a gun- and drug-trafficking conspiracy, was San Francisco's top elected educator during the late 1990s.
  • Sen. Yee charged with trafficking firearms in sweeping FBI probe

    03/26/2014 6:32:21 PM PDT · by bkopto · 26 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | 3/26/2014 | Staff
    State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) was charged Wednesday with conspiring to commit wire fraud and traffic firearms, part of a sweeping public corruption case outlined by federal prosecutors. The charges sent shock waves through the San Francisco and Sacramento political establishments, as FBI agents searched Yee's Capitol office. Last year the FBI raided the offices of Sen. Ron Calderon (D-Montebello), who was targeted in a bribery sting. SNIP The indictment alleges Yee and Jackson defrauded "citizens of honest services" and were involved in a scheme to traffic firearms in exchange for thousands in campaign donations to the senator. SNIP...
  • N.J. Democrats propose limiting capacity of gun magazines

    02/27/2014 5:27:02 PM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | February 26, 2014 | Andrew Seidman
    TRENTON New Jersey Democrats on Monday proposed legislation that would limit the ammunition capacity of gun magazines, 14 months after a massacre at a Connecticut elementary school revived a national debate about the role of guns in America. The bill, announced by the Legislature's Democratic leadership at a Statehouse news conference with parents of children slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, would reduce magazine capacity to 10 rounds, from 15. It also would ban semiautomatic rifles with fixed-magazine capacities that exceed 10 rounds. "When you meet families that lost their loved ones, it's pretty hard to explain...
  • SURREAL: Citizens Told They Have “One Last Chance” to Register Guns

    02/27/2014 4:52:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Capitalism Institute ^ | February 2014
    If you have ever had a conversation with a die-hard liberal about the Second Amendment, chances are you have probably been called “paranoid” a time or two (…or fifty). “What are you talking about? The government is not going to take your guns; I don’t know what you’re so worried about,” I can recall from a particular conversation. “Seriously, you’re just paranoid!” If having the foresight to recognize that gun registration is not only wildly unconstitutional, but also a convenient means by which the government could use to eventually confiscate firearms makes me “paranoid,” then so be it. However, contrary...
  • (Vanity post) request for informational assistance

    02/16/2014 9:43:24 PM PST · by ColdSteelTalon · 12 replies
    Need some help with a debate I am having with someone.
  • Gun background check bill killed in N.H. House

    02/12/2014 3:49:00 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 26 replies
    Seacoastonline ^ | 2-12-14 | Deborah McDermott
    The sponsor of a bill that would expand background checks for gun purchases said Wednesday she hopes to keep her legislation alive this session, after her bill was killed on the floor of the House today by a vote of 242-118. “We’re not giving up,” said Rep. Elaine Andrews-Ahearn, D-Hampton Falls, Wednesday afternoon. She said by the end of the week, she plans to plan strategy with bill supporters about ways to bring the legislation back, perhaps as an amendment to an existing bill. “We’ll keep working on this,” she said. HB 1589 would have required most private sellers to...
  • Supreme Court Asked to Clarify What it Means to ‘Bear’ Arms

    02/10/2014 12:09:17 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 56 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 10, 2014 11:06 am | Jacob Gershman
    You might think the question would be settled by now, but the U.S. Supreme Court has yet to opine on whether the Second Amendment right to “bear” arms for self-defense extends outside the home. We may soon get an answer. Lyle Denniston, writing for the Constitution Daily, reports about two gun rights cases that may get a hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court. Both cases, dealing with restrictions on the ability of minors to possess weapons in public, hinge on the difference between the right to “keep” a gun and a right “bear” one. The National Rifle Association thinks the...
  • 70-year-old Swede kept 557 weapons at home (Sweden)

    02/06/2014 9:05:32 AM PST · by aimhigh · 61 replies
    The Local, Swedish news in English ^ | 02/05/2014 | Oliver Gee
    Police have called upon the military for help and are scratching their heads as to how and why a man in southern Sweden managed to amass an arsenal of hundreds of weapons, 557 of which he had a licence to own. . . . . . . . Fearing an explosion, officers cordoned off the house and called in a bomb squad and the military for help. Closer inspection showed that the homeowner had actually had licences for 557 of the weapons, but questions have been raised as to whether such an extensive collection is nevertheless in breach of Sweden's...
  • The President's plan to reduce gun violence

    02/05/2014 10:07:21 PM PST · by rktman · 36 replies
    OFA ^ | 2/5/2014 | Unknown
    Most gun owners use their guns legally and responsibly, and the President strongly believes in an individual right to bear arms, but we need to take action to better protect our children and communities from tragic mass shootings like the one in Newtown, Connecticut.
  • Students Sign Petition to Execute All Registered Gun Owners In Disturbing Video

    02/04/2014 4:42:31 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 21 replies
    conservative videos ^ | 2-3-14 | conservative videos
    Shot in San Diego, California. Political prankster Mark Dice tells some of the students signing the petition that he’d like to kill all registered gun owners, and it doesn’t deter them from signing!
  • Automatic License Plate Readers Targeting Lawful Gun Owners (Maryland)

    01/27/2014 6:29:45 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 44 replies
    Front Line State ^ | Front Line State
    Are automatic license plate readers in Maryland alerting police when registered gun owners drive past them? Recently we posted a story about John Filippidas, the concealed carry permit holder from Florida who was stopped on I-95 by a Maryland Transportation Authority cop. The cop detained Filippidas and his family for nearly two hours while searching the family’s vehicle for the gun Filippidas legally owns. The gun was in a safe back in Florida. No ticket was issued.
  • ANTIGUNNERS TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS ATTACKING CONCEALED CARRY

    01/19/2014 9:15:15 AM PST · by Petruchio · 35 replies
    ISRA ^ | Illinois State Rifle Association
    URGENT ALERT - YOUR ACTION REQUIRED ANTIGUNNERS TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS ATTACKING CONCEALED CARRY YOU MUST ATTEND TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT Gun-grabbing State Representative Laura Fine will be holding a so-called "Public Meeting" on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in Glenview, Illinois. Joining Fine in organizing the meeting is the extremely anti-gun Cook County State's Attorneys Office along with the state's most radical gun control organization, The Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence (ICHV). Fine claims that this meeting is for the purpose of answering questions the public might have about concealed carry. In reality, the organizers plan to use the...
  • 7 super-violent Harvey Weinstein movies that glorify guns

    01/16/2014 4:28:21 PM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/16/14 | Charlie Spiering
    Hollywood mega-producer Harvey Weinstein revealed Wednesday that he plans to make an anti-gun movie targeting the National Rifle Association. It's no secret, however, that the multi-millionaire Democratic donor has profited heavily from movies featuring guns and violence. Here are some of the biggest movies featuring guns produced by Harvey Weinstein:
  • California Democrats Push 'Comprehensive' Background Checks for Ammo Purchases

    01/12/2014 12:59:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/12/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Following the passage of a lead ammunition ban and a plethora of new gun control laws in 2013, California Democrats now say they will push for "comprehensive" background checks on all ammunition purchases in the state. According to The Washington Post, CA State Senator Kevin de Leon (D) said, "Anyone can walk into any gun store, a bait and tackle store, and purchase all the ammunition they want to, no questions asked." He said it ought not be so: "The ammunition is the fuel that feeds the violence. The gun itself, the hand gun or long gun or the high-powered...
  • Keeping Public Buildings Free of Guns Proves Too Costly for Kansas Towns

    01/12/2014 10:07:22 AM PST · by Theoria · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11 Jan 2014 | STEVEN YACCINO
    Reasoning that more guns mean greater safety, Kansas lawmakers voted last year to require cities and counties to make public buildings accessible to people legally carrying concealed weapons. But for communities that remained wary of such open access to city halls, libraries, museums and courthouses, the Legislature provided an exemption: Guns can be banned as long as local governments pay for protections like metal detectors and security guards, ensuring the safety of those they have disarmed. It turns out that in Wichita, the state’s most populous city, and in some other towns, the cost of opting out before the Jan....
  • MSNBC Mocks NRA, Suggests It's Better to Confront a School Shooter Unarmed

    01/05/2014 11:00:09 AM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies
    mrc.org ^ | Jan. 2, 2014 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Monday's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC's Richard Wolffe mocked NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre for asserting a year ago that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," by using the example of Antoinette Tuff, who last August heroically talked a gunman in a school into surrendering. Wolffe treated one exceptional and unlikely case as if it proved LaPierre wrong as he awarded Tuff the show's "person of the year" award. Wolffe:
  • MSNBC: How do we combat 'Duck Dynasty' clan from doing what's legal?

    Because MSNBC long ago stopped being a news channel in favor of becoming visual left-wing talk radio, the "Lean Forward" network continues to make a fool of itself in ways both big (mocking a black infant) and small. On a slow news Friday, MSNBC rising star Thomas Roberts and a guest spit-balled on the air over how to "combat" the Duck Dynasty clan from doing something legal -- like releasing their own line of firearms:
  • Adam Lanza's Computer Contained Files on Mass Shootings, Pedophilia Advocacy

    12/30/2013 9:27:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/30/13 | AWR Hawkins
    Among the thousands of documents Connecticut police released December 27 related to the heinous crime at Sandy Hook Elementary, the contents and files of Adam Lanza's computer include files on mass shootings, mass murders, pedophiles' rights, and a man/boy love story. According to police reports contained within the documents, Lanza's laptop computer contained "hundreds of bookmarks," a number of which were for "mass murder killing spree" and "mass murders." His desktop had a "document written showing the prerequisites for mass murder spreadsheet." Lanza's desktop also had a "document written advocating pedophiles' rights" and a "screenplay or script describing a relationship...
  • Top Five Pro-Gun Moments in 2013

    12/30/2013 5:16:47 AM PST · by PROCON · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec. 30, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Despite the never ending gun control push by the Obama administration, Senate Democrats, and gun control organizations during 2013, there were huge pro-gun moments. Breitbart News has compiled what we believe were the top five from 2013. Number five on the list is the lopsided win NRA-backed Virginia delegates secured over delegates backed by Michael Bloomberg and Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) on November 5. Out of 67 delegate races, NRA-backed candidates won 65.
  • Our sick gun fetish is destroying us: Tea Party fantasies kill kids

    12/16/2013 10:13:41 PM PST · by rktman · 48 replies
    Salon.com ^ | 12/14/2013 | Richard Eskow
    Maybe you’ve heard about the “bullet fee” that was supposedly charged to the families of prisoners executed by gunfire. The fee, which is almost certainly an urban legend, has been attributed at various times to Bolshevik revolutionaries and the governments of Iran and China. But even if the bullet fee is mythical, there is a very real price to be paid when a society becomes intoxicated by gunplay. What price have we paid for the bullets fired at Newtown and in the year since that tragedy? The financial estimates only scratch the surface.
  • Colorado teenage gunman had 'very strong beliefs about gun laws' and Republicans

    12/14/2013 7:31:09 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 122 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/14/13 | DEBORAH HASTINGS
    He was bullied for his outspoken opinions and didn't care much for Republicans. Karl Pierson, 18, who stormed his Colorado high school brandishing a shotgun and bearing hatred for his debate coach, critically injured a 15-year-old fellow student before shooting himself to death Friday afternoon as he was cornered by heavily armed police. "He had very strong beliefs about gun laws and stuff," said junior Abbey Skoda, who shared a class with Pierson during her freshmen year, The Denver Post reported. "I also heard he was bullied a lot." After undergoing surgery Friday, the injured girl was listed in critical,...
  • Judge: Sheriffs Can’t Sue Colorado Over Gun Laws

    11/28/2013 8:37:40 AM PST · by cutty · 19 replies
    ap ^ | November 27, 2013
    A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Colorado sheriffs suing the state over new firearm restrictions don’t have standing to proceed with the case as a group, but the legal battle is far from over. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger in Denver doesn’t stop the lawsuit because 21 other plaintiffs who are suing do have standing. The court will still consider whether universal background checks and a ban on ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds are constitutional, the judge said.
  • Bloomberg anti-gun group releases Thanksgiving conversation guide for gun control

    11/25/2013 8:11:59 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 27 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 11-25-13 | Melissa Quinn
    Forget about giving thanks, relaxing while watching football and catching up with loved ones. According to Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Thanksgiving is the time to set the record straight on gun control, because who doesn’t want to chat about firearm legislation while enjoying some turkey and cranberry sauce? The group, backed by notorious former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, released a conversation guide gun control proponents can whip out at the table to educate the misguided gun lovers of the family. A product of the campaign “Demand Action to End Gun Violence,” part of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the...
  • McAuliffe Already Making Moves on Gun Control in Virginia

    11/22/2013 7:39:59 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/21/2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Terry McAuliffe won't take his place as the Governor of Virginia until January, but he isn't wasting any time when it comes to getting ahead on his anti-gun agenda. During the campaign, McAuliffe advocated for a ban on semi-automatic rifles and standard capacity magazines. Now, he's hired Lori Haas, the Virginia State Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence [CSGV], to help with his transition team. Haas' daughter was shot during the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007. More from the DC: Despite claiming support for the Second Amendment, Haas’s appointment to this position to help assemble his Administration sends...
  • Seminole deputies arrest George Zimmerman

    11/18/2013 11:22:40 AM PST · by Alissa · 178 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 18 Nov 2013 | Rene Stutzman and Arelis Hernandez
    George Zimmerman has been arrested and was en route to the Seminole County Jail, according to Sheriff Don Eslinger. It's not clear what happened or what crime he's accused of committing, but just before 1:30 p.m., Eslinger confirmed that Zimmerman had been arrested today and was being driven to the county jail in Sanford. He said more information would be available shortly. WESH-Channel 2 reported that Zimmerman was accused of domestic violence by a girlfriend. The Sheriff's Office, in a short news release, reported that the agency had arrested Zimmerman after being called to a disturbance on Topfield Court in...
  • Gun control supporter threatens to kill Colorado recall activists

    11/15/2013 10:10:20 PM PST · by george76 · 71 replies
    The Capitol City Project. ^ | November 15, 2013 | Stephen Gutowski
    A supporter of Colorado State Senator, and gun control champion, Evie Hudak was captured on video threatening to “go home and get a gun and come back and kill” recall activists as they tried to gather signatures for a new recall effort against Ms. Hudak. ... The Recall Hudak Too organizers are hoping to follow up successful recalls of two other anti-gun Colorado State Senators earlier this year. Both State Senate President John Morse and State Senator Angela Giron were thrown out of office by voters over their support for controversial gun control measures. Hudak supported the same measures. Ms....
  • Dems vow passage of background check bill (Start calling!!!!)

    11/15/2013 3:30:13 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 34 replies
    Far from dead, legislation expanding background checks before gun sales still has a chance of passing this Congress, Democratic leaders in the House and Senate said Wednesday. While the background check issue has been dormant on Capitol Hill since the Senate shot down such a proposal earlier in the year, Democrats argue that enough pressure on House GOP leaders would return the topic to prominence – and force a floor vote – before next year's mid-term elections. .... "So we're going to pass this law," he added. "We are going to finish the job and pass background checks and then...
  • Gabby Giffords, Sandy Hook Mother Push Gun Control on First Anniversary of Crime

    11/15/2013 7:43:21 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/14/2013 | A.W.R. Hawkins
    Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords is teaming up with Sandy Hook mother Nicole Hockley to push gun control on the first anniversary of the heinous crime at Sandy Hook Elementary. The crime took place on December 14, 2012, and beginning on November 14, 2013, Giffords and Hockley are encouraging schools to talk to students about "gun violence." According to The Sacremento Bee, Giffords and Hockley are asking teachers to talk to K-12 students about "[responding] to tragedies like Newtown and working to prevent them from happening in the future."
  • Two pictures that show the utter mendacity of anti-gun websites

    11/11/2013 12:31:12 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    RedState ^ | November 11, 2013 | Moe Lane
    BUT: MORE: At NRO Moms Demand Action: Claims We Took Close-Up Photos Are ‘Flatly Untrue’ BUT Bearing Arms blog post responds in update to NRO post above. MDA [Moms Demand Action] seem to have stepped in it big time. BUT Charles C. W. Cooke of NRO post STILL isn't sure and wants anyone who knows more to contact him.
  • Guns, Pot, and Bernie Goetz

    11/04/2013 9:47:51 AM PST · by Shout Bits · 36 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 11/4/13 | Shout Bits
    The Old Media in the form of the AP planted a doozie of misinformation regarding Bernie Goetz's recent arrest for attempting to sell marijuana to a police officer. The article described Goetz as a "vigilante" and racist, the thugs he shot as "panhandlers," and his gun as "illegal." All of the characterizations are completely wrong and deceptive. Frist, Goetz was not a vigilante, he was only defending himself. In 1984, Goetz was confronted by four youths demanding money. The thug uses a language of tone and body so that while his words may be asking for money, the real message...
  • Hartford Courant Hot Topic'"Mass School Shooting"

    10/24/2013 5:12:06 AM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 4 replies
    http://www.courant.com ^ | 10/24/2013 | t1b8zs
    Front Page Hartford Courant Internet edition under hot topics states, "Mass School Shooting" This is despicable,its common knowledge that poor teacher was stabbed by this black teenager . This is totally irresponsible and needs to be addressed. Sandy Hook is gone and these commies wont leave guns alone.
  • Bloomberg’s anti-gun group to drop $1.1 million for McAuliffe: report

    10/22/2013 6:31:53 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies
    Independence USA PAC, the pro-gun control group affiliated with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is spending $1.1 million on advertisements supporting Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the final two weeks of his race to become Virginia’s next governor against Republican Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II. Politico reported that the ads in the D.C. area market will begin Tuesday and continue through the eve of the Nov. 5 election. Mr. Cuccinelli’s campaign blasted the development. “Terry McAuliffe and his allies are spending tens of millions of dollars in an attempt to buy Virginia’s governor’s mansion and impose an ideological agenda...
  • Watch Your Guns Around Obamacare

    10/21/2013 6:57:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10/21/2013 | Rachel Alexander
    What does gun control have to do with health care? As odd as it seems, Obamacare contains provisions that jeopardize gun ownership, especially for veterans. Anti-gun provisions were added to initial drafts of Obamacare legislation under the pretext of prohibiting people with mental illness – which can include PTSD - from owning guns. Fortunately, the NRA stepped in and got some of the worst language revised last December. Senate amendment 3276, Sec. 2716, part c. prohibits the creation of a firearms database and stops doctors from disclosing or collecting information relating to a patient’s firearms. Ironically, this provision was probably...
  • CO Democrats Signing Petition to Recall State Senator Who Backed Gun Control

    10/16/2013 7:57:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 16 Oct 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    With organizers working to collect the necessary 18,900 signatures to get the recall of Colorado state Senator Evie Hudak (D-Dist. 19) on the ballot, Breitbart News spoke with Mike McAlpine, the man behind the recall effort. When asked how the collection of signatures was going, he said "very, very strong." Moreover, he said 15 percent of the signatories at this point have been Democrats, which "is very encouraging." McAlpine and his fellow volunteers have a 60-day window in which to collect all the needed signatures, which began on October 4 and ends on December 3 at 5 PM. He also...
  • Colorado GOP Disowns Latest Recall Effort

    10/14/2013 5:09:40 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 26 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 10/13/2013 | Stephen Ahle
    Big deal. They disowned the last two also, telling the organizers that they could never possibly win. But they were wrong. They could be right this time as there was already on effort to recall Evie Hudak by the voters in her district, but they didn’t get enough signatures to do it. This time it is more organized and they have plenty of volunteers. The state GOP, who lost the state to the democrats in the first place are still trying to dispense advice. And like any other free advice, it’s worth every penny of it. The State GOP...
  • Calif. Gov. Brown vetoes bill banning semi-automatic rifles

    10/11/2013 1:01:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 11, 2013 | Don Thompson
    Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have banned future sales of most semi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazines, part of a firearms package approved by state lawmakers in response to mass shootings in other states. The governor announced signing other gun-related legislation on Friday but rejected the centerpiece bill, which would have imposed the nation’s toughest restrictions on gun ownership.
  • Gun rights advocates plan another Colorado recall

    10/07/2013 11:16:18 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 7, 2013 | Reid Wilson
    <p>Colorado gun rights advocates, coming off two successful efforts to recall Democratic state senators over votes to strengthen gun control laws, began collecting signatures in a third district over the weekend in hopes of booting another incumbent out of office.</p>
  • Herpin, Rivera Sworn in to Replace Recalled Dems as Morse Takes Parting Shot ( CO recalls )

    10/05/2013 9:36:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | October 4, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    Six months ago, Bernie Herpin assumed his best political days were behind him. He had lost his reelection bid for Colorado Springs city council and he was approaching his 70th birthday. “I just figured I was done with politics,” said Herpin. It turns out he was wrong. On Thursday, Republicans Herpin and George Rivera were sworn in as the newest members of the Colorado state Senate, replacing the two Democrats ousted in last month’s historic recall elections. ... Pro-Democrat groups outspent the recallers by at least 6 to 1, which resulted in a few tense moments for the GOP campaigns....
  • Federal judge denies motion to halt new Maryland gun laws

    10/01/2013 11:11:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 1, 2013 | Meredith Somers
    A federal judge on Tuesday declined to halt Maryland’s strict new gun laws while a lawsuit challenging their constitutionality goes forward. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake . ... Along with limiting handgun magazines to 10 rounds, the Maryland law that takes effect today adds 45 guns to a list of banned assault weapons and requires gun buyers to submit their fingerprints and obtain handgun qualification licenses.
  • Obama says fight for gun laws “ought to obsess us”

    09/22/2013 3:25:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 116 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 22, 2013 6:15 PM EDT | Nedra Pickler
    President Barack Obama on Sunday memorialized the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting by calling for a transformation in the nation’s gun laws to address an epidemic of gun violence, saying, “There’s nothing inevitable about it.” Reprising his role of the nation’s consoler in chief after yet another mass shooting, Obama said Americans should honor the victims of last Monday’s shooting by insisting on a change in gun laws. “It ought to obsess us,” Obama said. … He said no other advanced nation endures the kind of gun violence seen in the United States, and blamed mass shootings in...
  • Obama, Feinstein reignite fight for gun control after Navy Yard shooting (Surprise!!!!))

    09/17/2013 8:00:14 AM PDT · by yoe · 73 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 16, 2013 | Ben Wolfgang
    ust hours after the deadly shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, gun control advocates tried to reignite the national debate over gun laws that had only just subsided. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat and a longtime gun control advocate, denounced “the litany of massacres” over the past few years and asked rhetorically, “When will enough be enough?” [snip] The National Rifle Association had no comment on Monday, and pro-gun groups generally take the stance that days of particularly shocking crimes are not the time to discuss policy. Popular conservative blogger and former CNN commentator Erick Erickson admonished the rush...
  • Navy Yard shooting: AR-15, back in the news -- briefly

    09/17/2013 2:14:44 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 141 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/17/2013 | Ben Brumfield, CNN
    It has been called the most popular rifle in America, and it's back in the spotlight after Monday's shooting at the Navy Yard: The AR-15. Authorities said when Aaron Alexis unleashed a barrage of bullets Monday, he was carrying a rifle and a handgun. But he did most of the shooting with the weapon used in so many other rampages that shocked the nation: List of 4 other shootings. < SNIP> With Monday's incident, the gun will likely be in the crosshairs again. And again, it's likely nothing will change. < SNIP>
  • Active Shooter reported on the grounds of Navy Yard in D.C.

    09/16/2013 6:01:40 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 349 replies
    AP ^ | 16 Sept 2013
    WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police and the FBI say there's a report of a shooter inside a military building at the Washington Navy Yard. Police are responding to reports of shots fired, and an FBI spokeswoman says there's at least one victim.
  • Colorado gun control Democrat ousted in recall blames “voter supression”

    09/15/2013 11:25:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/15/13 | Doug Book
    Colorado State Senator Angela Giron keeps a straight face as she tells CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin that voter suppression was responsible for her removal and that of fellow, leftist gun grabber John Morse from the Colorado State Senate in successful recall bids. Even at CNN the ancorette was having none of it as she blew off Giron's nonsensical claims. It seems Giron would not allow pro-gun citizens to make their views known as she skipped out of a Town Hall meeting...
  • Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense In America Responds to Colorado Recall Election Results

    09/11/2013 9:08:39 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 49 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Sept 11, 2013 | Robert Farago
    Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grassroots organization of more than 100,000 members, issued the following statement regarding the recall election results in Colorado: “The gun lobby may have won this local battle, but they will not win the national war. The National Rifle Association purposely called this recall election in Colorado – just a year before the regular election cycle – to ensure voting obstacles and low voter turnout. This reckless desire to remove legislators from office in an off-election year cost Coloradans more than $500,000 – an egregious waste of taxpayer dollars. From the outset,...
  • Public Policy Polling Claims NRA Brand Flagging, Gun Control Support Growing (June, 2013 Flashback)

    09/11/2013 6:47:34 AM PDT · by Qbert · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Jun 2013 | AWR HAWKINS
    Public Policy Polling (PPP) says their recent polls shows support still exists for gun control while the NRA's "brand just isn't that strong with average voters." Regarding gun control, PPP says Democrats want expanded laws by a ratio of 85 to 10, Independents 66 to 23, and Republicans 57 to 35.  They claim that 51% of voters say "they're less likely to support someone who voted against background checks" in April, while 14% of voters viewed opposing more gun control as a "positive." [Snip] ...PPP says that "average voters" are not enamored with the NRA and predict the groundswell of...