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  • The Study Saying The U.S. Is The Mecca For Mass Shootings Was Just Taken To The Woodshed

    09/15/2018 8:44:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, it’s another day, and another anti-gun study that’s shoddy . It comes with additional controversy since its author will not release his data or even open himself to questions about his work. In August, the Crime Prevention Research Center’s John Lott took to task an anti-gun study by Adam Lankford, who suggests the U.S. is the mecca for mass shootings, being the epicenter for 31 percent of them ; all of this thanks to our rates of gun ownership. Again, it’s not the criminal’s fault; it’s all about the gun, which apparently has magic powers that forces people...
  • US judge strikes down California ban on handgun ads

    09/11/2018 6:49:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2018 | AP News
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge on Tuesday struck down a nearly century-old California law that banned handgun ads at gun shops, saying the state failed to show it would prevent suicides or crime. The 1923 law banned any handgun ads at gun shops that were visible from outside the store. State officials argued the ads would spur impulsive people to buy a handgun, and impulsive people are more prone to suicide and crime. The law, however, did not restrict ads for other firearms. Judge Troy Nunley in Sacramento noted in his ruling that gun shops could display a...
  • David Hogg: Kavanaugh is Wrong Because AR-15s Shoot Further than Handguns

    09/08/2018 8:27:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 110 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Sept. 7, 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    On September 5 gun control activist David Hogg suggested AR-15s cannot be used for self-defense because they shoot further than handguns. He made this suggestion via a tweet which he sent in response Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony that AR-15s and other semiautomatic rifles are used for “self-defense.” Kavanaugh’s full statement was that “handguns and semi-automatic rifles are weapons used for hunting and for self-defense.” But Hogg isolated the words “self-defense” and tried to make a point: David Hogg ✔ @davidhogg111 The effective range of an AR-15 is 1600 feet for comparison your typical handgun is 75 feet if...
  • Pro-O'Rourke Protester Admits at Cruz Event He Wants to Take Their Guns Away

    08/31/2018 7:44:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    At a Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) event in Amarillo this week, he was visited by a protester who is supporting his opponent, Beto O'Rourke. The protester didn't like what Cruz had to say about gun control, so he made a scene. A Cruz supporter spoke up and shouted at him to "come and take it!" As in, come and take their guns. The O'Rourke protester offered a surprisingly honest response. Emily Miller ✔ @EmilyMiller Beto O’Rourke protester yelling in town hall on gun control. Texan man- “Come and take it!” Beto guy, “We will!” Then @tedcruz said, That exchange...
  • Amid 'summer of the gun,' Canada sees US firearms debate creeping north

    08/20/2018 10:15:32 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 14 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 17, 2018 | Sara Miller Llana, Staff Writer
    Toronto -- A shootout on a summer evening in July killed a high school graduate and a 10-year-old girl. In August a sniper in an apartment complex shot dead four people, including two police officers, at sunrise. This might sound like a familiar storyline in the United States. But the tragedies have mounted in Canada – these latest respectively in Toronto and Fredericton, New Brunswick – part of what has been dubbed a “summer of the gun” here. Not surprisingly, it has spurred a debate on the increasing role of firearms in Canadian society. But the conversation is taking place...
  • Gubernatorial Candidate Seeking Ban on ‘High Magazine Cartridges’ Also Wants Gun(T)

    08/16/2018 7:29:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/15/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    The New Mexico gubernatorial candidate seeking a ban on “high magazine cartridges” is now campaigning on firearm confiscation orders and universal background checks. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) is making clear that gun control will be an important part of her agenda if the people of New Mexico elect her. The Albuquerque Journal reports that Lujan Grisham wants to “expand background checks to all gun purchases” and wants to put a process in place “to allow family members or law enforcement to seek temporary court orders to confiscate firearms from someone they fear may hurt themselves or others.”
  • N.Y. targets NRA insurance liability program in backdoor gun-control scheme

    08/07/2018 7:15:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 6, 2018 | David Sherfinski
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’s discovered a way to kneecap the NRA by outlawing its gun-liability insurance program and is urging other states to follow his lead, saying they have a chance to exploit the gun-rights group’s admitted dire financial situation. Mr. Cuomo said the National Rifle Association let on in court papers last month how much it relies on the liability insurance program to bolster its bottom line, and could succumb to pressure. “I believe this insurance product is going to be illegal from a public policy point of view in most states,” Mr. Cuomo said on...
  • NPR, Gabby Giffords’ Gun Control Group: Self-Defense Gun Usage a ‘Myth’

    07/08/2018 12:06:16 PM PDT · by rktman · 87 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/7/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 6, Gabby Giffords’ gun control group retweeted NPR criticism of the “good guy with a gun” scenario and described claims of armed citizens defending themselves as a “myth.” Giffords’ group minced no words: Giffords ✔ @GiffordsCourage The “good guy with a gun” narrative is a myth meant to scare people into buying guns for self-defense. The truth? People rarely use guns for self-defense. Read more: https://www.npr.org/2018/04/13/602143823/how-often-do-people-use-guns-in-self-defense …
  • Parkland parent slams N.J. Senate President Sweeney on Twitter over gun fees

    06/26/2018 3:24:32 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | June 26, 2018 | S.P. Sullivan and Chris Sheldon
    The parent of a child killed in the Parkland shooting massacre ripped New Jersey state Senate President Stephen Sweeney on social media for not publicly supporting Gov. Phil Murphy's push to increase fees for buying and selling firearms in the state. The move, which Murphy has pressed for months, was part of the budget proposal the Democratic governor sent to legislative leaders from his own party in June. But it was not included in the budget passed by the state Senate and Assembly last week, leading to outcry from gun control advocates. Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime was killed in...
  • N.J. Democrats are battling over budget because Murphy wants to be president, top Republican says

    06/21/2018 3:45:56 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 12 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | June 21, 2018 | S.P. Sullivan
    A top Republican state lawmaker says there's a reason Gov. Phil Murphy is battling with his fellow Democrats over the state budget: He's planning to run for president. State Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick said Murphy has to be talking to a "national audience" as he continues to push of this tax hikes despite opposition from top state lawmakers who hail from his own party. "He must be talking to somebody," Bramnick, R-Union, said during a news conference with top New Jersey Republicans in Trenton on Thursday morning to highlight the budget fight.
  • House Democrats look to hire Parkland students to work on gun violence issues

    06/18/2018 10:02:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 24, 2018 | Alex Moe
    Lawmakers would bring students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to Capitol Hill for the summer. Student survivors of gun violence descended on Washington en masse earlier this year during the massive March for Our Lives on March 24. Now some lawmakers would like to bring them back for an entire summer. House Democrats are inviting students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida — who survived a mass school shooting in February — to come intern in their offices, working on gun violence prevention....
  • A Royal Pain: UK Malcontents Throw Tantrum over Prince George's Toy Gun

    06/16/2018 12:37:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    nraila.org ^ | June 15, 2018
    The United Kingdom’s legions of miserable scolds are at it again. A mere two weeks after admonishing an English national team soccer player for a firearm tattoo, the anti-gun whiners have found a new target. This time the killjoys have deemed it their station to lecture the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on proper parenting. The sad controversy erupted on June 10, as Kate Middleton, Prince George, and his sister Princess Charlotte watched Prince William participate in the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy in Gloucestershire. During the match, four-year-old George was pictured playing in the grass with an orange-tipped toy...
  • NJ’S NEW GUN LAWS: HIGHER FEES, EASIER TO CONFISCATE

    06/13/2018 6:17:48 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    NJ 101.5 ^ | June 13, 2018 | Mychal Simmons
    Six new gun-control laws were enacted Wednesday, including smaller ammunition magazine limits and new "red flag" laws designed to take guns from people deemed dangerous. Though New Jersey has among the nation’s most restrictive gun-control systems, most Democrats have been pushing for years to enact more, particularly in response to school shootings. Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald, D-Camden, recalled a Statehouse meeting he had in April 2013 with Connecticut parents whose children were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The cut in the maximum ammunition magazine, from 15 to 10 rounds, is one proposal that those parents emphasized. “We made...
  • California Man Has Home Raided, Guns Confiscated After Trying to Register Firearm

    06/12/2018 5:34:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 50 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 12, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    Jeffrey Scott Kirschenmann attempted to register an AR-15 with the California Department of Justice last month but instead found himself in significant legal trouble. The California DOJ accused Kirschenmann of illegally modifying the rifle he attempted to register. Law enforcement officials raided his home in Bakersfield before ultimately confiscating a dozen firearms and a few hundred rounds of ammunition, then charging him with a dozen felonies . . . The National Rifle Association said Kirschenmann's ordeal is proof that even those who attempt to comply with California's gun laws can still get caught up in them. "California residents attempting to...
  • Reminder to Deerfield residents: You have two weeks left to turn in your rifles and shotguns

    06/03/2018 3:55:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 2, 2018
    As Twitchy reported in April, the Chicago suburb of Deerfield, Ill., voted to “ban the possession, sale, and manufacture of assault weapons and large capacity magazines,” declaring that assault weapons are “not reasonably necessary to protect an individual’s right of self-defense or the preservation or efficiency of a well-regulated militia.” The list of banned weapons is extensive and specific (and of course includes the AR-15), and NRATV’s Cam Edwards on Saturday reminded Deerfield residents that they have two weeks left to hand over their weapons or remove them from the town’s limits....
  • 8-month-old girl dies in pit-bull attack

    05/30/2018 1:05:39 PM PDT · by Moonman62 · 153 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 05/30/18 | Linda Trischitta and Erika Pesantes
    An 8-month-old girl was bitten by a family pit-bull dog and died from her injuries Wednesday in Miramar, police said. The baby was in the care of a grandmother during the attack, Miramar Police Officer Yessenia Diaz said outside a home in the 2400 block of Kingston Drive. Nearby, a distraught man was being comforted by two women. The male pit bull was 3 or 4 years old and had been raised by the family since it was a puppy, Diaz said. Its sibling and mother, both pit bulls, were also in the home.
  • After Texas school shooting, Virginia Tech professor calls NRA ‘terrorist organization’

    05/22/2018 2:10:13 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/22/18 | Caleb Parke
    A Medieval Studies professor called the National Rifle Association a “terrorist organization” hours after the Santa Fe, Texas school shooting that killed 10 people Friday. “The NRA is a terrorist organization,” tweeted Matthew Gabriele, a tenured professor at Virginia Tech University. Tracy Vosburgh, a Virginia Tech spokesperson, told Fox News the anti-NRA tweet doesn’t represent the university. “Mr. Gabriele’s views are his and his alone,” Vosburgh said. “Any comment on his statement should come from him.” Gabriele declined to comment when reached, but he described himself in a tweetstorm as “a white dude with tenure who doesn’t give a s***”...
  • Teens stage ‘die-in' at Governor's Mansion

    05/21/2018 8:06:18 AM PDT · by bgill · 44 replies
    kxan ^ | May 10, 2018 | Jerry Becker
    Teenagers armed themselves with a megaphone and gathered outside the Governor’s Mansion in downtown Austin Sunday night to try and get attention for their cause. “Ted Cruz, Greg Abbott, Texas legislators -- for as long as this is happening, we will stand to make sure that common-sense gun laws are enacted,” yelled one of the speakers through the device... The students also staged a “die-in,” laying down on the ground for 23 minutes as if they were dead -- one minute for every school shooting since the start of the school year... These students also want to end the culture...
  • Shawn Mendes and Khalid perform with Parkland survivors at Billboard Music Awards

    05/20/2018 9:21:54 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 37 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 20, 2018 | Wendy Geller
    Shawn Mendes made a powerful statement in solidarity with gun violence victims at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (May 20). The singer-songwriter performed his new single “Youth” with another rapidly rising star, Khalid — as well as members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School choir from Parkland, Fla. Dressed in a t-shirt that read “Protect our guns” with a slash through the word “guns” and the word “children” replaced, Khalid harmonized with Mendes, who strummed an acoustic guitar as they delivered the song’s affecting lyrics. The song thematically champions keeping one’s spirit although times are difficult and...
  • ‘Your Prayers Don’t Work’; Hollywood Uses Shooting to Push Gun Control

    05/19/2018 8:56:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    newsbusteres.org ^ | 5/18/2018 | Corinne Weaver
    Sympathy and charity are the natural reactions to a tragedy. Using the deaths of innocent people as an immediate platform for political gain is inhuman. So, naturally, that’s the route Hollywood elitists chose to take just hours after the school shooting in Santa Fe that left 10 dead and several injured. Actors and actresses attacked everything they could get their hands on with blind, misdirected rage and virtuous grandstanding. It was like a wake of ghoulish vultures, screeching “YOUR PRAYERS DON’T WORK.” As politicians and others offered their thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families, eager entertainers pounced...