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  • California’s New “Assault Weapons” Law Foiled By Gun Makers

    06/23/2017 3:33:52 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 63 replies
    Freedom Out Post ^ | June 22, 2017 | Mac Slavo
    California’s draconian new gun laws will require residents of the Golden state to register their “assault weapons” with the state (which they will have to pay to do of course) by the end of the year. But thanks to capitalism and the free market, gun makers have already figured out workarounds.
  • How The Left Incites Violence, Then Spins It Into Justification For More Gun Control

    06/15/2017 9:44:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 12 replies ^ | June 15, 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    When the attack on Republican lawmakers at a Congressional baseball practice occurred Wednesday, the nation again witnessed that a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun. Yet rather than acknowledge that fact—and it is a fact—the left began blaming Congress for not passing more gun control, even as a Congressman was still bleeding on the field. Think about it—people on the left responded immediately by blaming the victim for a violent crime that was carried out by a deranged left-wing zealot. The left’s reaction is the result of a complete abandonment of common decency....
  • Ruger Pleases NJ, NY, MD & MA Residents with AR-556 Legal for Consumption (Of Ammo)

    06/12/2017 12:57:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies ^ | June 10, 2017 | Adam Scepaniak
    If you sadly live in New Jersey, New York, Maryland or Massachusetts and actually like firearms, your list of legal AR-15s can probably fit on the bar napkin you drink your sorrows away on. OK, that is slightly over the top, but legal ones are few and far between. Ruger is adding to that list with a new AR-556 with a MonsterMan grip. Some notable features, or modifications depending on how you look at it, that make it legal in the aforementioned states are: -Threaded Barrel (1/2″ x 28 TPI) w/ Thread Protector [No Flash Hider or Muzzle Device]...
  • Navy ship named after Gabrielle Giffords to be commissioned in Galveston on Saturday

    06/10/2017 12:29:27 PM PDT · by PROCON · 66 replies ^ | June 9, 2017 | Leah DePiero
    A U.S. Navy ship named after former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will be commissioned in a waterfront ceremony in Galveston, Texas, on Saturday. The Gabrielle Giffords is an Independence-class littoral combat ship. It is the 10th littoral combat ship in the Navy, the 16th Navy ship named after a woman and the 13th ship named after a living person, according to a Navy video released on Friday.
  • The Democrats May Have Decided on Their “Trump Candidate” for 2020

    06/05/2017 12:48:39 PM PDT · by davikkm · 67 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    No matter how much those who consider themselves “natural Democrats” dislike the present government, the reality is that many of the people who voted for Hillary did so not because of her or the DNC’s political policies, but because they thought the alternative would be worse. Many saw Bernie as an opportunity to press the reset button on a system of politics that they have grown weary of, but the betrayal (the DNC sabotaging Bernie) has left them with a bitter taste in their mouths. No candidate that the Democrats put forward will have the absolute trust of those who...
  • Illinois lawmakers propose ‘National Gun Violence Awareness’ day and month

    05/30/2017 1:37:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies ^ | May 30, 2017 | Chris Eger
    Companion measures were introduced last week in both chambers of Congress to promote an awareness campaign backed by gun control groups. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, both Illinois Democrats, each introduced proposals in their respective chambers supporting designating June 2 as “National Gun Violence Awareness Day” and the month of June as “National Gun Violence Awareness Month.” The resolutions cite that each year 32,000 people in the U.S. are killed and 80,000 are injured by gunfire, and that in 2016 there were 384 mass shooting incidents — figures mirrored by the controversial Gun Violence Archive...
  • NY lawmakers push bill requiring child-proof triggers on guns

    05/24/2017 9:19:24 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies ^ | May 24, 2017 | Chris Eger
    A group of Democrats in the state senate are backing a measure that would prohibit the sale of guns in New York State without child-proof features. The bill, S.3444, would make it illegal to sell or transfer handguns one year after its passage unless the firearm was designed to where a five-year-old could not pull the trigger. Supporters think the move is needed to prevent accidental shootings. “There is no reason that a young child five years old should be able to have access to a weapon that he or she could fire,” said the bill’s sponsor, Sen. José M....
  • Everytown announces list of 130 authors pledged to fight gun violence

    05/22/2017 1:08:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 48 replies ^ | May, 22, 2017 | Chris Eger
    The gun control group backed by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a new initiative last week designed to “harness the power of the literary community to amplify the gun safety movement.” The new Everytown Authors Council is composed of 130 authors, illustrators and others “deeply connected to the literary community” who have joined the group to help support their work. “We stand united and will work to reach more people, recruit more supporters and achieve more victories,” says the pledge signed by the authors, which supports expanded background checks and secure gun storage. “While these are just the...
  • Why Kids Should Never Play With Water Guns. Period.

    05/20/2017 9:19:17 AM PDT · by PROCON · 107 replies ^ | May 17, 2017 | LAUREN LEVY
    My mom was pretty relaxed during our childhood and only had a few nonnegotiable, never ever going to change, concrete rules. Her biggest: no water guns. This water gun ban had nothing to do with water shooting toys in general (though with four kids running around it would've made sense that she didn't want the water wars) and everything to do with her firm belief that guns are not toys. We still had all of the same Summer fun, but with water squirters that didn't look like deadly weapons and never trivialized this important topic. We didn't make childhood...
  • NJ bill would mandate state ‘Firearm Violence Research Center’

    05/19/2017 2:37:31 PM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies ^ | May 18, 2017 | Chris Eger
    A Democratic-sponsored Senate measure would create a taxpayer-funded think tank at Rutgers University to research the causes, prevention, and reduction of gun-related violence. The proposal, S.2380, to address what its sponsors feel is a crucial shortfall in sophisticated research on the topic, is set to be heard in the Senate Higher Education Committee on Thursday. “Too little is known about firearm violence and prevention, and not enough research has been done,” notes the bill, sponsored by state Sen. Fred Madden, D-Camden/Gloucester. The measure’s language cites that there are 300-400 homicides per year in the Garden State and guns are used...
  • Study: Gun range lead exposure poses ‘significant’ health risk

    05/12/2017 2:41:44 PM PDT · by PROCON · 79 replies ^ | May 12, 2017 | Andrew Shepperson
    Lead dust discharged from firearms at gun ranges may be posing a significant health risk, a new analysis has concluded. The review analysis of 36 studies conducted between 1975 and 2016, published recently in the journal Environmental Health, looked at the ways gun range lead exposure affected patrons, employees and family members. For the analysis, the authors used the search engines Google Scholar, Pubmed and Science Direct to access studies related to blood lead levels (BLL) and firearms. From that search, 36 related articles were found from 15 countries around the world. Over half the articles were from the...
  • Bill introduced to mandate only ‘smart’ handguns to be made within 5 years

    05/09/2017 1:55:38 PM PDT · by PROCON · 75 replies ^ | May 9, 2017 | Chris Eger
    A New York Democrat has introduced a measure to the U.S. House which would require the sale of handguns with authorized user technology. U.S. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney reintroduced The Handgun Trigger Safety Act last week which pushes “smart guns” by ordering within five years that all newly manufactured handguns include technology enabling only authorized users to fire the pistol. Existing handguns would have to be retrofitted within 10 years. The lawmaker argues a mandate to only sell guns so enabled with lock-out features would save lives. “How many more kids have to die? How many more police officers...
  • Democrat Group Plans $25 Million Ad Campaign To Stop Concealed Carry Legislation

    04/10/2017 7:44:33 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | April 10, 2017 | Phillip Stucky
    A democratic pro-gun control group plans to spend up to $25 million in ads during the 2018 midterms against concealed carry legislation. Everytown for Gun Safety was founded by former Republican mayor of New York City Mike Bloomberg. The group also announced several key hires ahead of the election, and plans to focus the majority of it’s attention in state legislature races
  • California Dems kill ‘shall-issue’ concealed carry bill

    04/05/2017 10:04:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies ^ | April 5, 2017 | Chris Eger
    The Assembly Public Safety Committee on Tuesday rejected legislation to reform California’s strict “may-issue” concealed carry licensing practices and make permits more obtainable. The bill, AB 757, aimed to amend state law to allow a desire for self-defense to be enough required “good cause” to obtain a permit. It failed 2-5 after a party-line vote. The measure’s sponsor Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, a Republican from Lake Elsinore, argued the legislation was needed to reign in some sheriffs and police chiefs who refuse to grant licenses for personal reasons. “Today the Democrat majority spat in the face of the Constitution by killing...
  • Venezuela says murders soared to 60 per day in 2016

    03/31/2017 11:56:02 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 28 replies
    rooters/ ^ | March 31, 2017 | Alexandra Ulmer and Diego Ore
    Venezuela's murder rate rose to an average 60 per day last year, up from about 45 per day in 2015, the attorney general's office said on Friday, as a deep economic and political crisis exacerbated violence in the country. Numerous state security plans and disarmament drives in recent years have failed to curb violence...
  • Senator on Hearing Protection Act: ‘Lives will be lost’ (VIDEO)

    03/08/2017 12:39:11 PM PST · by PROCON · 48 replies ^ | March 8, 2017 | Chris Eger
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, argues in a recent video about potential suppressor deregulation that it would be a danger to public safety. In a two-minute video short published by the Huffington Post this week, Murphy attacks the pending Hearing Protection Act as a piece of legislative charity to a flagging gun industry. “It will be a boon to the industry, but it will be terrible for the country,” says Murphy. “Silencers are used to commit crimes. They are used to conceal the fact that you are firing a weapon. There will be more crimes committed– more people...
  • Another Bloomberg Mayor against Guns Arrested (Again){Mares against guns?}

    03/06/2017 10:39:57 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 3/6/2017 | David Codrea
    Adding to a long list of mayors supporting Michael Bloomberg’s citizen disarmament agenda who have been arrested for criminal activities, former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva was taken into custody at San Francisco International Airport Sunday, KCRA News and other outlets are reporting. “According to jail records, Silva was booked into San Joaquin County Jail on felony charges of money laundering, embezzlement by a public officer, grand theft and embezzlement worth more than $400,” the report notes. “His bail is set at $1 million.” [Log in to see inmate information.] The charges add to a list of legal issues Silva’s conduct...
  • 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 ^ | 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/ Birmingham organization the Outcast Voters League and State Rep. John Rogers held a press conference yesterday to propose stricter gun laws in Alabama. 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 ^ | 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: 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...