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  • Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day, 2015

    03/21/2015 9:05:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Illinois Gun Owners Lobby day was held yesterday, the 18th of March 2015.  The idea of a gun owners lobby day has spread among the many grass roots organizations across the nation.  Over a thousand gun owners showed up at the Illinois capitol in Springfield on Wednesday.  This is not in response to a crisis involving the defense of the right.  The principle of that was won in 2013.     A shall issue law was passed in 2013, against the strong opposition of the Chicago Democrat machine, and a veto by Democrat Governor Pat Quinn.   The legislature overrode Quinn's...
  • Gun owners fear Maryland cops target them for traffic stops

    12/30/2014 10:13:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 146 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 30, 2014 | Kelly Riddell
    A year ago this New Year’s Eve, John Filippidis of Florida was driving south with his family on Interstate 95 when the Maryland Transportation Authority Police pulled over his black Ford Expedition and proceeded to raid it while his twins, wife and daughter looked on — separated in the back seats of different police cruisers. The officers were searching for Mr. Filippidis‘ Florida-licensed, palm-size Kel-Tec .38 semi-automatic handgun, which he left at home locked in his safe. (Maryland does not recognize handgun permits issued by other states.) When the search turned up nothing, Mr. Filippidis, 51, was allowed to go...
  • Our 2nd Amendment rights threatened by The United Nations

    12/20/2014 9:01:07 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 28 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/ 20/14 | Doug Book
    For nearly 2 decades, possible adoption of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty has concerned gun owners who fear the deliberate destruction of their 2nd Amendment rights. On December 24th the ATT goes into effect in the United States thanks to the signature of John Kerry on behalf of the Obama Administration. Beginning today, Coach is Right will provide background and current information on Treaty terms and what they can mean to Americans across the nation. First published on Feb. 18, 2011 In 2006, the United Nations decided it was time to explore “…the feasibility, scope and draft parameters for...
  • Boehner Secretly Plotting to Stab Gun Owners in the Back

    05/10/2014 2:54:48 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 52 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | May 1, 2014 | Gun Owners
    In a closed-door meeting of wealthy contributors in Las Vegas, House Speaker John Boehner said he was “hell-bent on getting [anti-gun immigration amnesty] done this year.” And earlier this week, the Speaker viciously mocked conservative Republicans for opposing him on this issue. The wily Boehner had led his conservative Republican members to believe the issue was shelved for the year. Now it appears that Boehner is simply planting a trap for Republicans and gun owners -- springing this Obama-backed proposal when it’s too late to primary anti-gun Republican amnesty supporters.
  • NRA Warns of Potential Breakdown of Law in Connecticut

    03/09/2014 5:16:25 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 56 replies
    The New American ^ | 09 March 2014 | Bob Adelmann
    NRA Warns of Potential Breakdown of Law in Connecticut 09 March 2014 The situation in Connecticut continues to unravel as responses to serious questions about enforcement of the state's new gun laws aren't being answered consistently. ...
  • Bang! Editor fired after publishing gun-owner map

    08/08/2013 11:04:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 08/08/2013
    The editor of the New York newspaper that created a furor by publishing the names and addresses of gun-permit owners suddenly is out of a job. According to the Rockland Times, a competitor to the Gannett-owned Rockland County Journal News, editor Caryn McBride is among the casualties of a recent purge at the Journal News. The report said 17 journalists were among a total of 26 staff members at the Journal News who were let go. It was the Journal News that in 2012 published the names and addresses of all gun owners in Westchester and Rockland counties under the...
  • MT Attorney General denies AP request for conceal carry information

    07/26/2013 11:46:06 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 23 replies ^ | July 26, 2013 | MTN News Helena
    HELENA - The Associated Press isn't giving reasons for requesting the personal information of all conceal carry permit holders in Montana. On March 18, 2013, the AP requested a comprehensive list of information from the office of Montana Attorney General Tim Fox (R). "Everything from their date of birth to their driver's license to their address, every piece of information without limitation," Fox explained in an interview with MTN News. The request came just five days after the Montana Legislature passed a bill which makes all this information confidential. The bill was signed by Governor Steve Bullock (D) ten days...
  • First-Time Buyers Bolster Gun Makers, Retailers

    06/16/2013 12:10:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 14 June, 2013 | Matthew Rocco
    Firearms have been flying off shelves across the country amid calls from some lawmakers to increase gun control, and manufacturers are benefiting from the surge in demand. But retailers and makers of firearms aren’t simply relying on returning gun owners looking to make another purchase. They’re also getting a boost from first-time buyers, thanks to an increasing number of people interested in firearms. (snip) In its annual Firearms Retailer Survey Report, the National Shooting Sports Foundation said there is an upward trend in the number of first-time buyers purchasing firearms, while more women are frequenting gun shops and ranges. “There’s...
  • Gun Owners Beware - Let's Not Act Like Hot-Headed Fools

    05/05/2013 9:16:53 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 72 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 05/05/13 | LD Jackson
    I seldom post more than once per day, but I believe this warrants the occasion. I was doing my morning rounds of reading the news and blog posts I read almost every day and came across something that troubles me greatly. It has to do with the push for more gun control, restrictions on the 2nd Amendment and how gun owners are portrayed in the media. If you have read Political Realities for any length of time, you should be aware of my stance on gun control. I do not believe it is a good thing, much less constitutional. I...
  • Senator slips up: ‘You’re not going to disenfranchise the NRA overnight’

    04/16/2013 5:54:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Biz Pac ^ | 4/16/13 | Joe Saunders
    It’s not often that the confiscation crowd is nakedly honest, but when they think they’re just preaching to the choir, they might forget the heathens are listening, too. That was the case in Sunday’s New York Times column by Maureen Dowd when Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy blurted out the real goal of the gun grabbers: Getting weapons out of your hands means getting the vote out of your hands, too. “You’re not going to disenfranchise the NRA overnight,” Murphy told Dowd. “Disenfranchise.” This isn’t the usual, misty-eyed “if it will save one life” claptrap; and the speaker isn’t some unshaven...
  • Gun owners vs Muslims

    04/07/2013 10:50:56 AM PDT · by simka · 19 replies
    We are told not to judge Muslims by the actions of a few crazies. But, we are told to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few crazies
  • New York state offers $500 reward for reporting gun owners

    03/20/2013 6:23:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/20/13 | Robby Soave
    For more than a year, New York state has maintained a tip line allowing people to report illegal gun owners and collect a $500 reward. CBS-6 news reported the existence of the tip line on Wednesday. It was previously a “well-kept secret” that received little promotion from state officials or fanfare in the media, according to the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association. A February 2012 press release from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s office first publicly announced the tip line, saying it was designed to “encourage citizens to report illegal firearm possession.”
  • Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day for 2013 - Springfield, IL Wednesday, March 6, 2013 10:45 AM

    03/05/2013 6:42:40 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 1 replies
    IGOLD 2013 ^ | March 5, 2013 | Steelers6
    ISRA is proud to sponsor Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day for 2013 Wednesday, March 6, 2013 IGOLD Links: Bus Info Train Info Volunteer Info Poster - Letter-sized paper All Illinois gun owners are invited to join in Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day (IGOLD) in Springfield in 2013. This is an annual event where everyone goes to lobby` their representatives in the Illinois House and Senate. The ISRA is partnering with to increase attendance and make a bigger & better impression in Springfield. Other participating organizations are, Guns Save Life, Sangamon County Rifle Association, and the McHenry County Right To...
  • Bill Clinton to liberal donors: Don’t condescend to gun owners

    01/21/2013 4:43:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2013 | AllahPundit
    Excellent advice but surely a total buzzkill for leftists, for whom the big gun-control push is at least as much a cultural struggle as it is a serious attempt to reduce mass shootings. Tightening the laws on background checks and banning high-capacity magazines might not stop future Sandy Hooks or Columbines but it will potentially force the yokels to behave in a bit more civilized fashion. Like they do in, say, Chicago.Next he’ll be telling them not to use kids as props for their big gun-grab rituals. I thought this guy was supposed to be fun. “Do not patronize the...
  • Lawmaker: Doctors shouldn't be asking patients about guns

    01/17/2013 7:38:05 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    THE HILL ^ | Jan 16, 2013 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Lawmaker: Doctors shouldn't be asking patients about guns By Pete Kasperowicz - 01/16/13 03:33 PM ET Rep. John Fleming (R-La.), who was a family physician before coming to Congress in 2009, argued on Wednesday that doctors have no right to ask patients about their status as gun owners, as an executive order from President Obama would encourage them to do. "I came to Congress as a family physician with great concerns about the federal government intruding on the doctor-patient relationship," Fleming said. "By his executive actions today, President Obama is pushing the government further into the exam room. "He's trying...
  • Missteps and setbacks impacting gun ban momentum as gun owners start to advance

    01/09/2013 4:15:44 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 January, 2013 | David Codrea
    In spite of Vice President Joe Biden’s threat in this morning’s gun grab task force meeting that “executive actions” are on the way, the legitimacy and survivability of such a move is by no means assured, as the gun ban juggernaut, reanimated following Sandy Hook, has encountered some unforeseen bumps in the road that have the potential of halting it in its tracks with no place to go that isn’t blocked. Gun owners, horrified and then outraged by a full court press from the government, the “Authorized Journalist” media and citizen disarmament advocacy groups, are beginning to push back in...
  • NY Newspaper Draws Flak for Putting Gun Owners Addresses on Map

    12/26/2012 7:18:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/26/2012 | Michael Mullins
    A suburban New York City newspaper published an interactive map showing the addresses of thousands of local residents with handgun permits and has drawn flak from gun owners, some of whom expressed their anger via the newspaper's Facebook page. The Monday article in The Journal News was headlined "The gun owner next door: What you don't know about the weapons in your neighborhood," and was in response to the Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown, Conn. "Do you fools realize that you also made a map for criminals to use to find homes to rob that have no guns in...
  • Chuck Todd On Republican Opinion Of Guns: That's "A Different America" (video)

    12/17/2012 3:12:29 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 11 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 17, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    CHUCK TODD: The problem is there is public opinion in general and there's public opinion in the Republican congressional districts, which is a different America. Anyway, thank you all. (MSNBC's Daily Rundown, December 17, 2012)

    08/03/2012 3:49:05 PM PDT · by marktwain · 48 replies ^ | 22 april, 2009 | NA
    This seems like a question for which the answer wouldn't matter much. Why should we care? But, sometimes things turn out to be more important than we can imagine. As will be explained later on this topic and in others at the site and to be added to it, this matter of determining how many of us own guns turns out to be one that is vitally important, not so much because of the number itself but because of the important facts that the quest brings out. THE NUMBER OF GUNS Nobody knows precisely how many guns there are in...
  • Michigan House Votes Overwhelmingly to Repeal Permit to-Purchase and Registration(June 13,2012)

    06/13/2012 3:29:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 74 replies ^ | 13 June, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Today, the Michigan House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to repeal the state handgun “permit-to-purchase” and registration requirements. House Bill 5225 passed in the state House by a 74 to 36 vote. HB 5225 would repeal the bureaucratic state “permit-to-purchase” handguns and instead utilize the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System. House Bill 5498 and House Bill 5499 also passed in the state House along with HB 5225. These three bills now go to the state Senate where they will be assigned to the appropriate committees. HB 5225, sponsored by state Representative Paul Opsommer (R-93), which became obsolete when the...
  • Defensive Gun Uses Save the U.S. One Trillion Dollars Per Year

    04/16/2012 6:50:06 PM PDT · by lbryce · 4 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | April 14, 2012 | Bruce W. Kraft
    Our fearless leader suggested that I take a look at the flip side of the anti’s latest attack on our freedoms (a recycled strategy from the Clinton-era Public Health model of gun control): the monetary cost of gun violence. For example, the Center for American Progress touted the “fact” that the Virginia Tech massacre cost taxpayers $48.2 million (including autopsy costs and a fine against Virginia Tech for failing to get their skates on when the killer started shooting). It’s one of the antis’ favorite tricks: cost benefit analysis omitting the benefit side of the equation. So what are the...
  • WHERE IS ROMNEY’S GUN?: 2nd Amendment Groups Concerned About His Candidacy

    03/01/2012 6:53:10 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 14 replies · 4+ views ^ | 3-1-12 | Special Guests
    The truest of conservative political pundits argue that, as a Presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is just Obama in a Reagan suit—and, thus, even as the longstanding frontrunner in the primary, he can’t seem to close the deal on getting the nomination. To this point, most of the critical attention he’s receiving has to do with his record on social issues. But, as Larry Pratt, executive director of the Gun Owners of America (GOA), points out, Romney’s moderate inclinations and flip-flopping habits are converging on the conservative staple issue of gun rights—leaving folks like Pratt very concerned. In...
  • A LOOK PAST THE FLORIDA PRIMARIES: How are Pro-gun rights candidates looking?

    02/02/2012 5:42:27 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 3 replies ^ | 02/02/2012 |
    Looking past the Romney win in Florida, what do the next primary races look like for candidates espousing Second Amendment rights? The four remaining GOP candidates are spending millions of dollars tearing each other apart for the chance to take on President Obama in November. But while all eyes are on the Republican presidential primary, Gun Owners of America (GOA) also has to prepare for something that American gun owners don’t even want to think about; the possibility of a second Obama term. Think about it. A second term for Obama means he will be unencumbered with thoughts about reelection....
  • Up in arms: a felon’s right to gun ownership

    12/01/2011 7:03:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 46 replies · 2+ views ^ | 17 November, 2011 | Patt Morrison
    True or false: Federal law dictates felons lose their right to bear arms. True. True or false: Felons can get those rights back, even those convicted of murder. Also true. In fact, in some states a judge can reinstate those rights without review; in other states, gun rights are automatically restored after felons complete their sentence. In Washington state alone, The New York Times reports that “since 1995, more than 3,300 felons and people convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors have regained their gun rights," 13 percent of whom committed new crimes. The breakdown occurs at the intersection of state and...
  • Michelle Obama’s warningto gun owners

    10/11/2011 4:54:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/11/11 | Chris Cox
    Nearly three years into President Obama’s first term in office, Michelle Obama finally said something with which I can agree. At a recent fundraiser for President Obama’s re-election campaign in Providence, Rhode Island, the first lady told her audience: “We stand at a fundamental crossroads for our country. You’re here because you know that in just 13 months, we’re going to make a choice that will impact our lives for decades to come … let’s not forget what it meant when my husband appointed those two brilliant Supreme Court justices … let’s not forget the impact that their decisions will...
  • Bill allowing owners, employees to defend businesses wins Oklahoma House panel approval.

    02/21/2011 11:01:11 AM PST · by Angelus · 7 replies ^ | February 15, 2011 | Michael Mcnutt
    A House panel unanimously approved a measure that would allow business owners, managers or employees to defend themselves when they have a reasonable fear they face death or great bodily harm. Rep. Steve Vaughan, R-Ponca City, said he filed the measure partly because of the publicity over a pharmacist being charged with first-degree murder after shooting a masked robber six times in May 2009 inside an Oklahoma City pharmacy. Vaughan said his measure, House Bill 1439, is patterned after Oklahoma’s Make My Day Law, which allows a homeowner to use deadly force against someone who has unlawfully and forcibly entered...
  • Avatar, cultural imperialism, and gun rights

    01/24/2010 3:53:24 PM PST · by JohnPierce · 4 replies · 611+ views
    Examiner ^ | January 24, 2010 | John Pierce
    Gun owners are the Navi ('the People'); whose history, tradition and culture are under fire. The anti-gunners, who would have the machine-like, all-powerful State control every aspect of life, are the heartless mercenaries who would obediently bulldoze the Tree of Liberty in their blind quest for an unobtainable state controlled utopia.
  • Guns and the 2nd Amendment Under Constant Attack

    04/16/2009 1:08:30 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 44 replies · 1,540+ views
    The Andrea Shea King Show ^ | April 16, 2009 | Andrea Shea King
    WEEKNIGHTS at 9 ET on BLOG TALK RADIOPROGRAM SCHEDULE Next Show: Thursday, April 16 at 9 pm ET. THE ANDREA SHEA KING SHOW - TONIGHT AT 9 ET. Pour yourself a stiff one. Preferably straight up. Haven’t you gotten the memo? The War on Terror has been won! Now the Obama administration has a new enemy in its sights: Right-wing Extremists! But exactly who are these extremists? Can we really believe that we are being told to be more suspicious of each other as law-abiding Americans, rather than on the alert against the true enemies of our country? Is our...
  • Victory In The House! bill expanding gun control on federal land was narrowly defeated

    03/12/2009 8:27:24 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 13 replies · 1,075+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 3/11/9 | Unknown to me
    Thanks to you, a bill expanding gun control on federal land was narrowly defeated Wednesday morning, March 11. The Omnibus Public Lands Act of 2009, S. 22, would have drastically increased the amount of land controlled by the National Park Service, thus subjecting such land to the anti-gun regulations of the agency. The bill was brought to the floor of the U.S. House on what is known as the "suspension calendar." This calendar is normally reserved for non-controversial bills. As such, any bill being passed under the suspension calendar requires a two-thirds majority of those voting. In this case, the...
  • What kind of people are gun owners?

    02/28/2009 4:35:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 48 replies · 2,536+ views
    Cleveland Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 27 February, 2009 | Daniel White
    I was talking to a friend of mine last night, who happens to be a lawyer, and he made a comment about how much people's values have changed in this country in the last hundred years or so. In particular, he was talking about the "us vs. them" mentality that people tend to get when it comes to the police. There was a time when everyone took responsibility not only for their own safety, but for the safety of their communities as well. Although, that was also a time when support for guns and religion was respected, not a punchline...
  • Gun Owners Association Larry Pratt concerned about Atty. Gen. Eric Holder

    02/12/2009 12:26:55 PM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 39 replies · 1,345+ views
    The Andrea Shea King Show ^ | Feb. 12, 2009 | Andrea Shea King
    TONIGHT AT 9 ET on THE ANDREA SHEA KING SHOW Own a gun? You're probably among most gun owners who are concerned about what the Barack Obama presidency will mean for our 2nd Amendment protections. Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America (GOA), shares your concern. Of particular interest is Eric Holder, Barack Obama’s choice for Attorney General. Pratt does not consider Holder to be in support of the second amendment. "The President's choice for U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder, is an anti-gun extremist who has assailed gun owners since his days in the Bill Clinton administration."BANG! Holder...
  • Obama supports some gun control

    02/02/2009 9:31:36 PM PST · by george76 · 55 replies · 1,747+ views
    The Obama administration, cited by many Georgia gun owners as the reason they applied for concealed-carry permits last year, supports restrictions on certain kinds of guns and certain kinds of gun sales. Brundage said Obama supports reviving the expired ban on assault weapons and making it permanent. And he backs closing the “gun show loophole,” ... Obama said: “This has been peddled again and again. Here’s what I believe … people have the right to bear arms. But I also believe there is nothing wrong with some common-sense gun safety measures.”
  • GOP setting up roadblocks for Holder

    01/14/2009 7:29:39 AM PST · by george76 · 32 replies · 1,083+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/13/09 | JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Senate Republicans have invited the son of man killed in a 1975 Puerto Rican nationalist bombing as well as a former FBI agent who investigated two violent groups supporting Puerto Rican independence to appear at Eric Holder’s confirmation hearings. In particular, they question Holder’s role in President Clinton’s 2001 pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich as well as Holder’s involvement in Clinton’s 1999 decision to grant clemency to 16 violent Puerto Rican nationalists. To drive home those questions, Republicans have arranged for Joseph F. Connor, whose father was killed in the Jan. 24, 1975, bombing of Fraunces Tavern in New...
  • N.O. Woman Gets New Gun To Replace One Taken During Katrina

    10/23/2008 7:27:17 AM PDT · by Oyarsa · 40 replies · 1,358+ views ^ | 10/22/2008
    .O. Woman Gets New Gun To Replace One Taken During Katrina By The confiscated gun has yet to be returned, says Cong. Steve Scalise and the Gun Owners of America Wednesday, October 22, 2008 A New Orleans woman whose gun was confiscated by law enforcement officers in the days after Katrina, and who was injured during the incident at her home, got a brand new 38-caliber revolver Wednesday, courtesy of the Gun Owners of America. 61-year-old Patricia Konie says getting a new gun is a great idea because now she's more afraid of police than she was before. Konie says...
  • Will Media Ignore Mark Warner's Obama-like Gaffe on Gun Owners, Religious Voters?

    10/07/2008 4:52:32 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 5 replies · 668+ views ^ | October 7, 2008 | By Ken Shepherd
    With Virginia as a battleground state in the 2008 election and given Democrat Barack Obama's damaging gaffe earlier this year about rural voters clinging "to guns or religion", a new gaffe by another Democrat should be worthy of media attention. It remains to be seen if the mainstream media will even notice. (h/t Reformed Chicks Blabbing) Running to fill the seat being vacated by retiring Republican John Warner, former Gov. Mark Warner (no relation) has a healthy lead in recent polls and the admiration of a pliant media. Yet an audio recording of Warner at a Democratic Party gathering caught...
  • Huckabee jokes about gun aimed at Obama

    05/16/2008 1:52:09 PM PDT · by af_vet_rr · 122 replies · 147+ views
    Breit Bart/AP ^ | 16 May 2008 | AP
    "Hearing a loud noise and interrupting his speech, Huckabee said: "That was Barack Obama. He just tripped off a chair. He's getting ready to speak and somebody aimed a gun at him and he—he dove for the floor."
  • W.'s Gun Battle (District of Columbia v. Heller case)

    03/14/2008 1:19:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 1,075+ views
    Human Events ^ | March 13, 2008 | Robert Novak
    Preparing to hear oral arguments Tuesday on the extent of gun rights guaranteed by the Constitution's Second Amendment, the U.S. Supreme Court has before it a brief signed by Vice President Cheney opposing the Bush administration's stance. Even more remarkably, Cheney is faithfully reflecting the views of President George W. Bush. The government position filed with the Supreme Court by U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement stunned gun advocates by opposing the breadth of an appellate court affirmation of individual ownership rights. The Justice Department, not the vice president, is out of order. But if Bush agrees with Cheney, why did...
  • Anti-Gun Obama Shooting Himself in the Foot

    03/03/2008 8:13:49 AM PST · by neverdem · 53 replies · 619+ views ^ | 02.25.08 | Bob Owens
    [Barack Obama will have a big problem attracting the blue-collar Democrat voters he needs to win the presidency - they like guns and he wants to take them away.] As she clawed for survival against Barack Obama in Wisconsin’s Democratic primary this past weekend, Hillary Clinton lamely asserted her Second Amendment bona fides over that of her rival by claiming that she once shot a duck in Arkansas. As pathetic a pander as that tale was, it did serve to point out one gaping weakness in the armor of the Illinois senator, a man who must rely on blue-collar white...
  • Anti-gun OWNER quotes (vanity)

    02/11/2008 7:54:48 PM PST · by RWB Patriot · 8 replies · 90+ views
    2-11-08 | RWB Patriot
    I'm going to start a debate called "Who's more paranoid; gun owners or gun haters" on some other sites and I'm in need of some quotes showing what the anti-gun folks think of the Second Amendment supporters. Quotes like this: "If someone is so fearful that they are going to start using their weapons to protect their rights, it makes me very nervous that these people have weapons at all." ~Rep. Henry Waxman Now, before anyone points me to Google, I tried the phrase "Anti-gun owner quotes" and mostly got the usual anti-gun quotes or quotes against anti-gun people. Same...
  • Bang Bang Kiss Kiss (candidates 2nd Amendment stands)

    12/30/2007 11:03:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 262+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | December 31, 2007 | Robert VerBruggen
    When Americans nominate their presidential candidates next year, the Second Amendment won't be the first thing on their minds. The issue didn't even appear in a recent CNN poll that found that the economy, Iraq, health care, immigration, and terrorism are the nation's biggest concerns. But in a country where 36 percent of Democrats and 48 percent of Republicans have firearms in their homes, the issue is still a locked and loaded one for candidates of both parties. Republican presidential hopefuls, as expected, worked hard to win over the members of the National Rifle Association at the organization's convention in...
  • Fred Thompson: a maverick conservative who loves the law

    12/12/2007 6:37:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 327+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | December 13, 2007 | Ariel Sabar
    <p>"...It was an odd time for a dispassionate look at federalist theory. Fifteen people had been killed in one of the worst school shootings in US history. Even the National Rifle Association had scaled back its annual meeting.</p> <p>But in many ways, it was signature Thompson: a defiant faith in his own judgment, an indifference to political fallout, and a near zealotry about the limits of government. A few days after his hearing, he not only opposed a juvenile-justice overhaul backed by his own party but was one of just three senators to vote against funds for a set of antiviolence programs.</p>
  • Thompson Woos Gun Rights Contingent

    11/25/2007 4:20:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 143+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 25, 2007 | Marc Santora
    LADSON, S.C., Nov. 24 — Joe McCormick, a burly man over six feet tall, a World War II-era Mauser rifle at his side, said he was frightened. “Giuliani scares me,” Mr. McCormick said of Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination. “What does a mayor of New York know about guns?” Fred D. Thompson, who was about 30 yards away — just past the “Confederate Cutlery” collection of knives, fingering an M-1 rifle at the Land of Sky Gun Show here Saturday — was more his kind of candidate. Mr....
  • Thompson Campaign Announces Sportsmen for Fred Steering Committee

    11/24/2007 12:43:49 PM PST · by Josh Painter · 29 replies · 60+ views ^ | November 24, 2007 | Friends of Fred Thompson Staff
    McLean, VA - Today the Fred Thompson campaign announced its Sportsmen for Fred Thompson leadership and steering committee. Iowa State Representative and NRA Board Member Clel Baudler, Gerald Stoudemire, Michael Bane, Bill Bunting, and Lee Ann Tarducci will serve as Co-Chairs of Sportsmen for Fred Thompson. Clel Baudler has represented the 58th district of Iowa in the state legislature since 1998. He currently sits on the Judiciary, Natural Resources and Oversight committees and is the ranking member of the Public Safety Committee. A retired state trooper, State Representative Baudler also sits on the Board of Directors of the National Rifle...
  • Trick or Treat (Fred Thompson on the 2nd Amendment)

    10/31/2007 9:01:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies · 109+ views
    The Shooting Wire ^ | October 31, 2007 | Jim Shepherd
    Last week, Sturm, Ruger & Company (NYSE: RGR) stock took a licking in the marketplace after Ruger officials admitted their revitalization plan wasn't quite on the rails the way they had envisioned. Yesterday, Smith & Wesson Holding Company (SWHC) received a similar spanking after earnings came in below analysts' expectations of 12 cents a share. Notice there were earnings, they just weren't the earnings the market analysts expected. Rather than 12 cents, earnings were a nickel less. In exchange, Smith & Wesson Holding Company took a big tumble, losing nearly 40% (39.67) in heavy volume with more than 14 point...
  • Threat to vets' 2nd Amendment rights on hold

    10/06/2007 4:15:52 PM PDT · by editor-surveyor · 88 replies · 1,022+ views ^ | October 6, 2007 | Not attributed
    An anchor has been attached to a proposal in the U.S. Senate that will slow down progress on the plan that could be used to permanently remove a person's right to own a gun in the United States, according to an organization opposing the measure. Eric Pratt, a spokesman for Gun Owners of America, told WND that Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., has attached a "hold" to the plan, H.R. 2640, dubbed the "Veterans Disarmament Act," which means that while the bill remains alive, its advance will be delayed considerably. Pratt's group earlier launched a campaign encouraging citizens to call their...
  • In switch, NRA eyeing role in GOP primaries (Might endorse Fred!)

    09/25/2007 2:13:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies · 236+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 25, 2007 | Joseph Curl
    The National Rifle Association, which did not endorse President Bush in 2000 and 2004 until just a month before the general election, is considering stepping into the presidential campaign fray early next year during the primary season, the group's chief lobbyist says. While the NRA waited until October in each of the past two presidential election years before endorsing a candidate, the group plans to take a more high-profile role early in the 2008 Republican nomination process. "Historically, we have not gotten involved in primaries. We traditionally wait until after the conventions," said Chris Cox, head lobbyist for the NRA....
  • Veterans Disarmament Act To Bar Vets From Owning Guns

    09/23/2007 11:18:35 AM PDT · by AuntB · 94 replies · 1,547+ views
    GOA ^ | Sept, 2007 | Larry Pratt
    Hundreds of thousands of veterans -- from Vietnam through Operation Iraqi Freedom -- are at risk of being banned from buying firearms if legislation that is pending in Congress gets enacted. How? The Veterans Disarmament Act -- which has already passed the House -- would place any veteran who has ever been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on the federal gun ban list. This is exactly what President Bill Clinton did over seven years ago when his administration illegitimately added some 83,000 veterans into the National Criminal Information System (NICS system) -- prohibiting them from purchasing firearms, simply...
  • Many NRA members embrace Thompson candidacy

    09/22/2007 12:22:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 506+ views
    The Tennessean | September 21, 2007 | Bill Theobald Cannot be posted due to copyright issues.
  • Giuliani Seeking Support From NRA (Pigs now fly, Satan buys parka, etc.)

    09/20/2007 1:24:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies · 857+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 20, 2007 | Michael D. Shear and Anne E. Kornblut
    Rudolph W. Giuliani will go before the rank and file of the National Rifle Association on Friday, seeking support for his Republican presidential campaign from a group he once likened to "extremists" for its efforts to repeal the ban on assault weapons. But even as the former New York mayor strives to burnish his Second Amendment credentials at the gathering in Washington, a panel of federal judges in his home town will be hearing arguments on the lawsuit that Giuliani filed seven years ago aimed at punishing the nation's gun manufacturers for violent crimes involving firearms. Announcing the lawsuit in...
  • GOP's Thompson: No gun limits

    09/15/2007 2:35:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 758+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | September 15, 2007 | Marc Caputo
    On the day South Florida mourned a slain police officer, Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson stopped in Miami and stuck firmly to his guns over what he says is the unnecessary call for limiting the right to bear arms. ''I do not think that abrogating Second Amendment rights is a good idea,'' the Republican said at the Versailles in Little Havana. ''The amount of violence created on the street by these kinds of weapons is very, very small,'' Thompson said. ``It's too bad. It's horrendous. Any kind -- whether it's a knife or an IED [improvised explosive device] or a...