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  • Constitution Check: Does the Second Amendment need to be amended?

    04/15/2014 9:29:18 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 44 replies ^ | 04/15/14 | Lyle Denniston
    Constitution Check: Does the Second Amendment need to be amended? THE STATEMENT AT ISSUE: “As a result of [Supreme Court] rulings, the Second Amendment, which was adopted to protect the states from federal interference with their power to ensure that their militias were ‘well regulated,’ has given federal judges the ultimate power to determine the validity of state regulations of both civilian and militia-related uses of arms. That anomalous result can be avoided by adding five words to the text of the Second Amendment to make ti unambiguously conform to the original intent of the draftsmen. As so amended, it...
  • NRA endorses McConnell in Ky.

    04/12/2014 9:10:22 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/12/2014 | Rachel Huggins
    The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund announced Saturday it has endorsed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) for re-election in the May 20 Kentucky primary. "Mitch McConnell is a true champion of our Second Amendment rights, leading the fight against President Obama, Harry Reid and Michael Bloomberg's anti-freedom agenda," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund.....
  • FBI: March 2014 Was Biggest March in Gun Background Check History

    04/11/2014 3:53:52 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 19 replies ^ | 4-11-2014 | AWR Hawkins
    FBI released March's background check numbers to reveal "it was the biggest March in the National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS) system's history." According to, the raw data shows "2,488,842 total background checks were preformed in March 2014." This is up 200,000 checks over March last year and 400,000 checks over the number that took place in February.
  • Progressives Deconstructed

    04/11/2014 5:55:56 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 10, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    And about time. “I’d rather talk about Luddite liberals and insufferable progressives,” Pepperdine historian Gordon Lloyd said at the Philadelphia Society’s annual meeting. For its part, the Philadelphia Society provided a receptive audience for the topic. The Society was founded in 1964 by conservative intellectuals in the wake of the Goldwater defeat. Thus, the word Philadelphia in the title is a reference to the spirit of 1776 and many of its annual meetings take place outside the City of Brotherly Love. Lloyd, at this year’s meeting in Chicago, dismissed the “libertarian Left” as “a perverse Libertarianism.” Born in the West...
  • Obama Budget Lays Groundwork for Universal Gun Registry

    04/10/2014 4:20:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 10 April 2014 | Gun Owners
    Last Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder testified before a House appropriations subcommittee on behalf of his department's proposed budget for FY2015. Apparently, Holder didn't think anyone would read his written submission, because he all-but-admitted that Obama intends to implement a Universal Gun Registry by executive fiat.He also asked Congress to help fund so-called “smart gun” technology, which would prevent a gun from firing unless the shooter is wearing an accompanying bracelet or ring.“Smart guns” are a dumb ideaGiven that “smart gun” technology only works about 80 percent of the time -- according to the New Jersey Institute of Technology --...
  • Breaking: Otis McDonald, champion of Supreme Court victory, passes

    04/05/2014 12:06:59 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 12 replies
    Seattle Examiner ^ | april 4 2014 | Dave Workman
    Otis McDonald, the man whose name will be forever synonymous with Second Amendment activism for his victory over Chicago’s handgun ban, died today, according to his nephew, Dr. Frederick Jones, who spoke with this column. He was 80. Mr. McDonald, who was 76 at the time the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in McDonald v. City of Chicago that its handgun ban violated the Second Amendment, and that the right to keep and bear arms was incorporated to the states via the 14th Amendment, had been suffering from a lengthy illness. Mr. McDonald was the key figure in a lawsuit brought...
  • It's Time to Arm the Troops

    04/04/2014 7:02:08 AM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 16 replies ^ | April 4, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    In the wake of another shooting rampage in a gun-free zone, it is high time that actual measures be put into place to protect innocent lives. Ivan Lopez targeted those unable to defend themselves as Fort Hood suffered another horrendous attack four years after the terrorist Nidal Malik Hasan killed fourteen people. The death toll was less this time, three dead and sixteen injured, but the fact remains that our military personnel were unable to defend themselves from a rampaging gunman. The spree only ended, as it normally does, when confronted by someone else with a gun, whereupon the coward...
  • Anti-Gun Liberal Wants to Murder NRA Board Members

    03/28/2014 4:39:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | March 28, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    An anti-gun liberal talk-show host apparently wants to shoot NRA board members. But, before we talk about the precarious possibility of some imbalanced leftist abusing Second Amendment rights (that he fights against) we should get some background information. Georgia has recently passed some legislation (awaiting approval from the Governor) that would expand the state’s Concealed Carry law. In short, the bill would broaden the locations that lawful concealed carry is permitted. Acceptable locations would be expanded to include churches, schools (Adam Lanza would not only be unwelcome – he’d probably be shot), airports (federal restrictions would still apply), bars (no...
  • Threats to CT Police Escalate Following CT Cop’s Gun Confiscation Comments

    03/14/2014 4:59:34 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies ^ | 3-12-2014 | Tim Brown
    Full title - "Threats to CT Police Escalate Following CT Cop’s Gun Confiscation Comments – Cops Ask Pro-Gun Veteran to Help Cool Things Down" There have been reports that Navy veteran John Cinque has been receiving threats because of his stance on the issue of Connecticut's gun registration law. Apparently those reports are due to a misreading of a piece by the New Haven Register in which Cinque said, "There have been threats made — that I found out about today." Freedom Outpost reached out to John Cinque, who spoke with us this morning and confirmed that the threats he...
  • Soon, you might be able to carry a gun just about anywhere in Georgia

    03/14/2014 1:17:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/14/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    While a handful of blue states have rushed through a number of high-profile gun-control measures over the past year, the more general trend of recent years among the states has been toward gun liberalization. Even Illinois has a real concealed-carry permitting procedure now (I still have to pinch myself over that one), and a bunch of states are still working on further measures to expand the list of places where law-abiding citizens are legally allowed to defend themselves and their neighbors — like Georgia, which is gearing up to pass new bills that will do away with a lot of...
  • NFL decides off-duty police a danger at games; on-duty not so much

    03/13/2014 10:57:59 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/13/2014 | Doug Book
    It’s been just over a year since 26, Gun Free Zone-inspired murders were committed in Newtown, Connecticut. And just over a year since gun control zealots demonstrated the consequences of preventing the law-abiding from defending the defenseless. And now the National Football League has decided that the left’s scheme of disarming the good guys worked SO well at Sandy Hook, the League will ban off-duty police carrying arms at NFL games. Only official stadium security personnel and ON-duty police officers will be armed during the games. “We trust these law-enforcement officers when they are on-duty, but somehow we can’t trust...
  • Cop: I'd Love to 'Bang down Your Door and Come for Your Gun'

    03/12/2014 5:40:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3-12-2014 | Selwyn Duke
    And to a poster named Cameron Smith, Peterson said, “I give my left n** to bang down your door and come for your gun.” Of course, the conversation had become heated, causing Peterson to perhaps speak a bit more rashly than he would otherwise. And I’m well aware of the “good soldier” cop argument stating that theirs is not to wonder why, theirs is but to do or die (even if it kills constitutional rights). Hey, “I don’t make the laws,” says the dutiful constable, “I just enforce them.” But there’s a problem with this position. And this is why...
  • Connecticut Gun Owners: “Come and Get Them!”

    03/04/2014 7:30:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 67 replies ^ | March 4, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Connecticut gun owners are calling the state’s anti-gun bluff. The state recently passed a slew of anti-gun legislation, including a gun registration program for so called “assault rifles” that has been received with less enthusiasm than Obamacare. In fact, many gun owners in Connecticut have elected to ignore the patently unconstitutional law in the same way that Millennials have ignored the IRS requirement for health insurance. And now, as the state issues threatening letters and increased confiscation rhetoric, citizens are telling the state: “Come and take them.” Lawmakers in Connecticut have already threatened current gun owners with confiscation in...
  • Conn. officer says woman sounds 'anti-American' for questioning gun control law

    02/28/2014 10:07:26 AM PST · by Altariel · 123 replies ^ | February 27, 2014 | Joe Newby
    In a video posted Thursday to YouTube, Connecticut State Police Spokesman Lt. Paul Vance is heard telling a woman identified as "GMN Producer Guerilla Girl Ashley" that she sounded anti-American for questioning the state's new gun control law. ***** "I want to know, if it comes down to it, will the police go to my home if my husband refuses to give up a weapon that was formerly legal and now has been made illegal by a corrupt legislature?" she asked. "Will the police actually go to my home and threaten my family, 'cause I'm scared to death?" "We don't...
  • Concealed-weapons ruling challenged (CA)

    02/27/2014 9:11:10 PM PST · by South40 · 26 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 2/27/2014 | Dana Littlefield and Susan Shroder
    SAN DIEGO — Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Thursday she has challenged a federal court ruling in a San Diego County case that made it easier for Californians to carry concealed weapons. A divided panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 this month that a law-abiding citizen’s right to bear arms for self-defense should be enough good cause to grant a concealed-carry weapon permit. The Feb. 13 ruling overturned San Diego County’s policy of requiring a gun owner to show a specific reason for carrying a firearm, such as working in a dangerous occupation. The decision,...
  • New WFP Video: Goodbye, Piers Morgan...and Yes, We Get to Own Tanks!

    02/27/2014 12:01:59 PM PST · by connell · 22 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | February 27, 2014 | Christopher Cook
    Check out our farewell message to Piers Morgan! So long, Piers Morgan, and thanks for all the smugIf one has the right to life, one has the right to survive—to continue that life. If one has the right to survive, one has the right to do the things necessary to survive: to acquire food, shelter, tools, property. To labor to better one's condition. To protect oneself from harm. If one has the right to self-protection, one has the right to the means of self-protection. Can anyone see any logical reason to limit those means? Now . . . If a...
  • CT Sends Out Letters to Gun Owners: “Surrender, Destroy or Sell” Your ‘Assault Weapons’

    02/27/2014 11:37:06 AM PST · by servo1969 · 70 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-27-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Only 15% of Connecticut gun owners registered their military-style rifles with the state this year. 85% of ‘assault weapon’ owners flouted the law. Now, the Connecticut is sending letters to gun owners telling them to “surrender, destroy or sell” your “assault weapons.” Guns Saves Lives reported: It looks like some gun owners in Connecticut who tried to register their “assault weapons” (that’s the state of CT’s actual term for these firearms), but missed the deadline are now getting letters instructing them to destroy or surrender their firearms. According the letter, posted on several message boards and online media sources, residents...
  • Nebraska Moves to Nullify Unconstitutional Obama Gun Laws

    02/26/2014 5:16:22 PM PST · by SolidRedState · 2 replies
    Email From GOA | 2/26/2014 | Gun Owners of America
    Nebraska has now joined states like Florida, Arizona, Idaho, Missouri, Kansas, and Alaska in standing up for the Second Amendment -- and telling Barack Obama what he can do with his unconstitutional gun bans and gun registration schemes. L.B. 1030 would prohibit any Nebraska state or local official from "restrict[ing] the carrying, possession, transfer, purchase, sale, or ownership of or otherwise regulat[ing] any firearm, ammunition, or component of any firearm or ammunition to a greater extent than state law." This is particularly important in view of the Obama administration's efforts to ban and register guns unlawfully, by executive fiat. Hence,...
  • Ukraine Gun Owners Association Demands Their Own Second Amendment

    02/24/2014 11:44:25 AM PST · by servo1969 · 35 replies ^ | 2-24-2014 | Mary Chastain
    The Ukraine Gun Owners Association wants the new government to add their own right to bear arms to the country's constitution. As of today Ukrainian Gun Owners Association will start to work on the preparation of amendments to the Constitution, which will provide an unconditional right for Ukrainian citizens to bear arms. People gathered in Independence Square in Kiev after President Viktor Yanukovich rejected a European Union trade deal for a $15 billion bailout from Russia in November. It was relatively peaceful for three months, but violence escalated on February 18. Over 70 people died during the week and amateur...
  • Cheerio! British Elitist Piers Morgan Out at CNN

    02/24/2014 6:54:57 AM PST · by servo1969 · 54 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-24-2014 | Jim Hoft
    If there’s one thing more annoying than an American liberal elitist lecturing Americans on appropriate conduct and conversation, its a British liberal elitist lecturing Americans on appropriate conduct and conversation. Piers Morgan is out at CNN. Cheerio! The New York Times reported: There have been times when the CNN host Piers Morgan didn’t seem to like America very much — and American audiences have been more than willing to return the favor. Three years after taking over for Larry King, Mr. Morgan has seen the ratings for “Piers Morgan Live” hit some new lows, drawing a fraction of viewers compared...
  • CTA: City Threatens Tactical Store with Jail Time for AR-15 Sign [video only]

    02/23/2014 4:14:42 PM PST · by servo1969 · 23 replies ^ | 2-23-2014 | nutnfancy
    "Take down the sign or go to jail. We do not approve of guns...or you." This is the unmistakable messages sent by progressives when they take over a city and freedom pays the price. Ares Armor is a small tactical store operating one of their stores in National City, CA, a suburb of San Diego. Nevermind that CEO Dimitri and his staff at Ares Armor are in complete compliance with all laws and ordinances. That does not matter. That's because guns are at the heart of this debate. The City Council has taken offense to their presence there and is...
  • Gun Control Activists Petition Visa to Ditch the NRA

    02/23/2014 6:46:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | February 23, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Gun control advocates are trying to shame Visa. Well, actually they’re trying to demonize America’s oldest civil rights organization, by shaming Visa. According to, proponents of tighter gun-control gathered outside of Visa’s Washington office to pressure the credit card giant into cutting ties with the NRA. A petition was even made to put an end to the NRA Visa card. (What! The NRA has a Visa card? Hang on…) The protest and petition was in response to the NRA’s Visa card that “helps protect Second Amendment rights” with every purchase. Apparently the card (from here on known as “my...
  • Beaumont police cite man dressed as banana carrying AK-47

    02/10/2014 12:30:29 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 50 replies
    12 News Now ^ | 02/10/2014 update | Vanessa Holmes,
    BEAUMONT - Beaumont police were called to Eastex Freeway near Highway 105 Saturday morning by people complaining about a man dressed as a banana holding an AK-47. Derek Poe, owner of Golden Triangle Tactical, told 12News Saturday that it was part of the store's grand opening after moving locations from Parkdale Mall. Poe said the man in the banana suit was holding an AK-47 across his back with the barrel pointing down and holding a sign with an arrow pointing toward the store. He said this idea was to attract customers to the store. A Beaumont police spokesperson said officers...
  • New Gun Rights Group Gains Momentum

    02/03/2014 7:36:58 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    Conservative ^ | 2/1/2014 | unknown
    In the midst of the national gun debate, a new organization has started to gain momentum. Armed Citizens United first launched on November 11, 2013. The mission statement on it’s website states: “Armed Citizens United is a membership based organization that stands to preserve and defend the inherent rights declared by the 2nd Amendment. We lobby, organize, inform, empower and educate to ensure that the liberties provided to us are not infringed.” It goes on to describe it’s initiatives and objectives:
  • The most dangerous years of the Obama presidency are upon us

    01/26/2014 3:52:03 PM PST · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1-26-2014 | William A. Jacobson
    With Obama&'s State of the Union address coming up, it’s easy to breath a sigh of relief that another year is behind us, and he only has three more to go.These are the three most dangerous years.His time is running out, and he knows it. Obama’s rough 2013 prompts a new blueprint: An internal White House assessment concludes that President Obama must distance himself from a recalcitrant Congress after being badly damaged last year by legislative failures, a government shutdown and his own missteps....As a result, Washington veterans have been brought into the West Wing to emphasize an executive style...
  • VA:Lobby Day sees Pro and Anti second Amendment Groups at the Capitol

    01/24/2014 4:33:03 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I have read through a number of accounts of Lobby Day at the Virginia Capitol at Richmond on 20 January.  I was drawn to study the event because of an account on wvtf public radio.   The account on wvtf said that competing crowds of people were lobbying in favor of second amendment rights and those who wish to restrict those rights, occurred on Tuesday.  I think the reporter simply got the day wrong, because all of the other coverage that I could find indicated the events occurred on Monday, 20 January, 2014. The orientation of the reporter for...
  • Malkin: Lessons for Shove Guv Andrew Cuomo

    01/21/2014 4:54:07 PM PST · by jazusamo · 97 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 22, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Not so fast, Andrew Cuomo. We see what you did there. After publicly bashing conservative New Yorkers as "extreme" people who have no place in his state, the intolerant Democratic governor wants to blame the media for his unmistakable contempt for those who oppose abortion, support gun rights and defend traditional marriage. Newsflash: Crapweasel politicians can backtrack and scapegoat, but they can't hide. When he railed against socially conservative Republican candidates in a radio interview last week, Cuomo hyperbolically singled out those he called "right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay" citizens. Sounding unapologetically purge-tastic, the governor said these political opponents "have no place...
  • Who New Yorkers Are

    01/21/2014 2:47:14 PM PST · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | January 21, 2014 | The Editors
    New York governor Andrew Cuomo, whose desire to be the Democratic nominee for president of these United States is embarrassingly palpable, has decided that those who do not share his views on abortion (Hooray!), scary-looking firearms (Horrors!), and the various political demands attached to organized homosexuality (Hand on heart!) are untouchables — “They have no place in the state of New York,” he says, “because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”The governor needs to meet some New Yorkers.  
  • Emily Miller gets her guns after book signing at the NRA Headquarters Range

    12/23/2013 9:40:41 PM PST · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 12/22/2013 | Lars Dalseide
    Emily Miller didn't start out as a gun girl. She wasn't a hunter, she wasn't a competitive shooter or a collector by any means. She was simply a woman who didn't feel safe. Here's how she put it in a "Washington Times" column: I want a gun. I don’t feel safe living in Washington, D.C. and want to protect myself. I’m starting today by going down to City Hall to find the gun permit office to tell them, “I want a gun.”
  • Florida’s state universities not allowed to ban guns on campus

    12/17/2013 10:01:15 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/17/13 | Doug Book
    Last week, Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeals ruled that statutes originating in the Florida Legislature take precedence over regulations passed by local governments or state agencies. This authority to preempt local ordinances prevents counties, cities and townships from creating a patchwork quilt of regulations which most citizens would find impossible to obey. What the decision means is that the 12 state universities in Florida cannot overrule a 2011 law in which the Florida Legislature “…pre-empted the regulation of guns by local governments and state agencies.” (1) The lawsuit–Florida Carry Inc. and Alexandria Lainez vs. the University of North Florida–was...
  • Gun-Rights Backers Gag on Sandwich Analogy From Governor’s Media Adviser ( Colorado )

    12/17/2013 5:52:41 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | December 16, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    Gun-rights advocates are having trouble digesting a social-media post from a senior advisor to Gov. John Hickenlooper that compares the right to bear arms with the right to bear a ham sandwich. “’Constitutional rights,’” yes. But #gunrights? Isn’t that like #hamsandwichrights or #lightbulbrights or #bombrights or #humanrights…wait,” says the message from Max Potter, the governor’s senior media adviser, on Twitter. Former Rep. Tom Tancredo, who’s running for the Republican nomination for governor, said the tweet seems to claim that “there is no Second Amendment,” and called on the governor to explain the message. “The tweet implies that the governor looks...
  • North Florida Coed Wins Second Amendment Victory

    12/13/2013 4:33:54 PM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 13, 2013 | IBD Editorials
    Second Amendment: A Florida appeals court rules that colleges can't ban students from having guns on campus for self-protection, bringing us one step closer to the day schools are predator-free, not-gun-free zones. Alexandria Lainez won't be able to carry her firearm around campus in her purse or book bag, but she can keep it in her car parked on campus, available for self-protection, or in case a madman decides to shoot up the University of North Florida. Florida's 1st Court of Appeals ruled that the school was violating a 2011 state law that pre-empted the regulation of guns by local...
  • Hypocritical NFL Bans Gun Rights Super Bowl Ad

    12/04/2013 4:32:02 PM PST · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 4, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Politics Of Sport: While ads featuring violent movies and video games regularly appear on NFL broadcasts, pro football has banned an ad supporting the Second Amendment. The NFL is within its rights, since Item 5 in its prohibited list of Super Bowl ad categories includes "Firearms, ammunition or other weapons; however, stores that sell firearms and ammunitions (e.g., outdoor stores and camping stores) will be permitted, provided they sell other products and the ads do not mention firearms, ammunition or other weapons." But the ad submitted twice by Daniel Defense does not sell firearms or one of the company's popular...
  • Democrats Using Gun Control to Get Focus off ObamaCare [HOUSE VOTE TODAY! ACT!]

    12/02/2013 12:00:03 PM PST · by forty_years · 14 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 12/2/2013 | Gun Owners
    [ACTION: Urgent alert: Gun vote could come as soon as Monday in the House. Click here [] to email your Representative and Senators, and demand that they oppose Chuck Schumer's gun ban. And if you can call House offices today, all the better -- given that the House leadership is considering bringing up the renewal of the plastic gun ban very soon. You can call your Representative at 202-225-3121.] Urgent alert: Gun vote could come as soon as Monday in the House With 80,000,000 Americans poised to lose their employer-provided insurance plans, what would you think the Senate's number three...
  • The WORST part about putting liberals in charge of Iranian nuke diplomacy?

    11/25/2013 4:50:46 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-25-13 | The Looking Spoon
    This was inspired by this piece from Chicks on the Right. Their version was way too smart (low information voters Democrats can't say "centrifuge" much less know what it is), I had to dumb it down a bit :-)  
  • Video: Richard Dreyfus says, “I don’t think the NRA is a villain”

    11/22/2013 10:29:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/22/2103 | Ed Morrissey
    When I first saw this clip from Katie Pavlich, it reminded me of my own interview with Richard Dreyfuss nearly three years ago on the need to educate on civics and civility. Dreyfuss appears to have taken those issues to heart here in his appearance last night on Piers Morgan Tonight, in which he tells a somewhat stunned Morgan,” I don’t think the NRA is a villain.” And he directly rebuked Morgan’s entire oeuvre on the topic with his explanation — “I believe that’s a problem of the press, which started with an ‘us-them’ problem.”It’s an interesting platform on which...
  • Newtown Anniversary Brings Another Nonsense Gun Violence Study

    11/21/2013 5:57:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | November 21, 2013 | Neil McCabe
    Just in time to exploit the one-year anniversary of the Dec. 14 spree-shooting at Newtown, Conn., the December issue of the journal “Pediatrics” runs a study claiming that screen images of guns and gunplay make our children more violent. The study, “Gun Violence Trends in Movies,” authored by Dan Romer, Adolescent Communication Institute of the Annenberg Public Policy Center and Brad J. Bushman, a professor of communication and psychology at Ohio State University, has already been cited in editorials calling for federal regulation of movies and video games. “It’s disturbing that PG-13 movies are filled with so much gun violence,”...
  • Man Fires Gun While Discussing Gun Rights In Vitamin Store, Flees Saying...

    11/15/2013 10:44:22 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 40 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 11/14/2014 | Jonathan Vankin
    FULL TITLE: Man Fires Gun While Discussing Gun Rights In Vitamin Store, Flees Saying, "I Can't Go Down For This" A man in Wilkesboro, N.C. was engaged in a spirited discussion about gun rights when his gun went off Tuesday. The man has not been identified because, rather than stay and make a stand in favor of his right to bear arms, he hightailed it out of there. The incident happened in a GNC nutrition store on Winkler Street in Wilkesboro sometime around 6:50 pm in the evening. The customer was talking to an employee of the store at the...
  • 40 Armed Members of 'Open Carry Texas' Try to Intimidate 4 Unarmed Women of 'Moms Demand Action'

    11/12/2013 12:16:32 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 70 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 11/10/2013 | Michael Allen
    <p>Four members of the Dallas chapter of the pro-gun control group Moms Demand Action were meeting inside the Blue Mesa Grill on Saturday when 40 members of the anti-gun control group Open Carry Texas arrived outside the restaurant armed.</p> <p>WHAT ARE THESE MEN DOING? No, they're not military defending our country or police responding to a mass shooting. They're members of Open Carry Texas and they showed up earlier today to protest a membership meeting being held by four members of Moms Demand Action inside a restaurant in Dallas. These men, armed with semi-automatic rifles, terrified customers and passersby.</p>
  • Goodbye New York, Hello South Carolina: Third Gun Company Leaves Over Cuomo’s SAFE Act

    10/31/2013 5:28:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | October 31, 2013 | Leah Barkoukis
    When New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the SAFE Act in January—what he referred to as “common sense” gun-control legislation—the law not only turned many law-abiding citizens into criminals, it also drove businesses and jobs out of the state. With a move to South Carolina, American Tactical Imports has become the third firearm company to relocate its operations from New York to more gun-friendly states. According to ATI is largely an importer and distributor of domestic firearms, although they do some manufacturing. They plan to move from Rochester to Summerville, a city on the outskirts of Charleston, starting next...
  • Armed agents seize records of reporter, Washington Times prepares legal action

    10/25/2013 3:53:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 124 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 25, 2013 | Guy Taylor
    Maryland state police and federal agents used a search warrant in an unrelated criminal investigation to seize the private reporting files of an award-winning former investigative journalist for The Washington Times who had exposed problems in the Homeland Security Department’s Federal Air Marshal Service. Reporter Audrey Hudson said the investigators, who included an agent for Homeland’s Coast Guard service, took her private notes and government documents that she had obtained under the Freedom of Information Act during a predawn raid of her family home on Aug. 6. The documents, some which chronicled her sources and her work at the Times...
  • Father sent to jail and barred from seeing his son.. after he was found with unloaded gun .

    10/17/2013 6:29:25 AM PDT · by envisio · 29 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 17 October 2013 | By Helen Pow
    A desperate father has been banned from seeing his young son for four years after he was found with an unloaded gun he legally owned in the back of his car among his possessions as he moved house. Brian Aitken was arrested in 2009 as he was moving back from Colorado to New Jersey to be near his child after a divorce. He was later convicted of possessing a gun and sentenced to seven years' prison. Now the New York University graduate and digital media entrepreneur is using a crowdfunding website to raise funds so he can write a book...
  • A Cup of Civility: The Lesson in the Starbucks Non-Backlash

    10/07/2013 4:12:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | October 7, 2013 | Jeff Jacoby
    It has been more than two weeks since Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz issued a "respectful request" for customers to stop bringing guns into his company's coffee shops, and the response by and large has been one of courteous compliance. Considering how polarized and emotional America's gun debates usually get, some people were sure Starbucks was in for weeks of controversy. "The backlash and boycott talk has already begun," reported the Los Angeles Times the day Schultz's open letter appeared.'s Ray Hennessey, an experienced business editor, warned that Starbucks risked "alienating a large portion of its customer base." That didn't...
  • Emily Miller: Obama ‘the most rabidly anti-gun president in history’ [VIDEO]

    09/30/2013 8:53:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/29/2013 | Ginni Thomas
    Just as Secretary of State John Kerry signed the controversial U.N. Arms Trade Treaty last week, setting up yet another legislative battle over guns, we interviewed one of the leading women on the issue of gun rights in America. After a home invasion, Washington Times opinion editor Emily Miller navigated the convoluted, bureaucratic process of purchasing and registering a handgun in the nation’s capital. Her experience formed the basis of “Emily Gets Her Gun …But Obama Wants to Take Yours,” a book to help “educate the public on the facts of gun control and gun violence.” She is convinced that...
  • Gun-rights advocates sue state over new law (Maryland)

    09/26/2013 8:24:38 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 8 replies
    The Baltimore sun ^ | 9/26/13 | Erin cox & Carrie wells
    Gun rights advocates said Thursday that they had filed a federal lawsuit to block Maryland's new gun control laws from going into effect next week, arguing that restrictions on assault weapons and large magazines infringe on their constitutional rights. The gun rights advocates, who include individual citizens, organizations and gun shops, say the Second Amendment and case law make it clear that they are legally allowed to own military-style assault rifles and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. In their lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Maryland, which the office of Gov. Martin O'Malley confirmed was filed Thursday, they...
  • Harvard study shows gun control doesn't save Lives

    09/21/2013 5:06:49 AM PDT · by Red Statements · 14 replies ^ | August 28, 2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy has just released a study of the relative effects of stringent gun laws. They found that a country like Luxenbourg, which bans all guns has a murder rate that is 9 times higher than Germany, where there are 30,000 guns per 100,000 people. They also cited a study by the U.S.National Academy of Sciences, which studied 253 journal articles, 99 books, 43 government publications, and it failed to find one gun control initiative that worked. In fact, in many cases it found that violence is very often lower, where guns are more readily...
  • Gun Control? We don't have the votes, says Reid

    09/19/2013 4:17:58 AM PDT · by Red Statements · 10 replies ^ | Sept 19,2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Harry Reid has vowed to continue working on extended background checks for gun owners, but concedes that he doesn't have the votes to pass it. But Vice President Joe Biden claimed that several republicans told him they had changed their mind. Where are they. In the wake of the Washington Naval Yard shootings, many democrats were hopeful to pass new gun legislation.
  • Mayor Bloomberg Lies About Gun Deaths

    09/18/2013 9:14:43 AM PDT · by Red Statements · 10 replies ^ | Sept 15,2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Mayor Bloomberg of New York has made a claim that 7 children are murdered with a gun every day of the year. (2555) For the purpose of determining children, the numbers are usually ages 1 through 14. But according to Center For Disease Control and Prevention's 2011 National Vital Statistics Report, the number of children murdered between the ages of 1 and 4 are 370 for the country. Murders of children 5 to 14 is 269. And that's all murders, not just gun deaths. Therefore the number of children killed would be less than 1.7 a day.
  • Harvard study shows gun control doesn't save Lives

    09/17/2013 4:00:58 PM PDT · by Red Statements · 8 replies ^ | August 28, 2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy has just released a study of the relative effects of stringent gun laws. They found that a country like Luxenbourg, which bans all guns has a murder rate that is 9 times higher than Germany, where there are 30,000 guns per 100,000 people. They also cited a study by the U.S.National Academy of Sciences, which studied 253 journal articles, 99 books, 43 government publications, and it failed to find one gun control initiative that worked. In fact, in many cases it found that violence is very often lower, where guns are more readily...
  • The plumber vs. the billionaire

    09/12/2013 5:15:44 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 22 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 9/11/2013 | Rich Lowry
    Michael Bloomberg is the mayor of New York and a media mogul who weekends in Bermuda and whose net worth is an estimated $27 billion. Victor Head runs a plumbing business with his brother in Pueblo, Colo. The two clashed from a distance Tuesday in the Colorado gun recalls, and Head gave the billionaire a righteous drubbing. The defeat of two pro-gun control Colorado state senators in recall elections sends a message that should be heard all the way back on the Upper East Side, and maybe even in Hamilton. It wasn’t too long ago that Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal...