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  • What is a "Well-Regulated Militia?"

    11/30/2017 8:39:03 PM PST · by Discoshaman · 52 replies
    Byte-Size Politice ^ | 11/30/2017 | J. Wesley Bush
    A good, quick video on the militia clause of the Second Amendment in light of the Militia Acts of 1792, the Dick Act of 1903, and U.S. Code Article 10.
  • The mystery over the attack on Rand Paul deepens

    11/25/2017 2:55:30 PM PST · by iowamark · 149 replies
    CNN ^ | November 22, 2017 | Chris Cillizza
    It's been 19 days since Rand Paul was attacked by a neighbor while mowing his lawn. And on Wednesday, the story got even stranger as the wife of the Kentucky Republican Senator wrote a piece for CNN detailing the extent of the injuries he suffered in the attack. "There have been several nights where I had my hand on my phone ready to call 911 when his breathing became so labored it was terrifying," writes Kelley Paul of her husband. What's even more striking is how Kelley Paul describes the attack -- and the motive behind it... In the immediate...
  • Donald Trump seen as the candidate protecting gun rights and hunting culture

    11/20/2017 2:34:38 PM PST · by leaymane · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/17/2017 | Daniel Allott
    There are many misconceptions surrounding gun ownership and hunting, Michael Gooder says on the occasion of his family’s annual “Pheasant Opener.” Hunting is all about fellowship and, in Gooder’s case, harvesting and serving the wild bird to the hunters and their guests. “It’s from the hunt to the table in one day,” the Cresco, Iowa, man explains. “It’s not just about going out into the field and killing. It’s more important to us to have a good ethical hunt, harvest a few birds, and then prepare it immediately so that people can really understand what hunting is about.” “Hunters are...
  • Time for God’s Men to Pack Heat to Church

    11/09/2017 4:24:19 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 34 replies
    raptureforums ^ | Bryan Fischer
    Devin Kelley, an atheist and Air Force reject, a man who had been court-martialed and dishonorably discharged for assaulting his wife and child, entered the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday in full combat gear and cut down 26 Christians in cold blood and put another 20 in the hospital. Victims include eight members of one family and the pastor’s own 14-year-old daughter. The fill-in pastor was shot in the back as he made his way up to the pulpit. Said Wilson County Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt, Jr, “He (Kelley) just walked down the center aisle, turned...
  • 5 Examples Of Why You Should Never Give Up Your Gun Rights

    10/20/2017 1:06:44 PM PDT · by davikkm · 25 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    Whenever a horrific mass shooting occurs like the one in Las Vegas a few weeks ago, many on the left become verbose in their insistence on tougher gun laws. Even though the gunman violated the gun laws already in place, the left still wants to add more laws. Even though violent acts are committed every day without guns, the left still wants more gun laws. Even though they despise the police force, they still want the police to be the only ones with firearms. This article will go over 5 examples of why you must never be fooled by the...
  • FBI: Over Four Times More People Stabbed to Death Than Killed with Rifles of Any Kind

    10/16/2017 7:11:28 PM PDT · by blueyon · 18 replies ^ | 10/16/17 | by AWR Hawkins
    The FBI Uniform Crime Report (UCR) for 2016 shows more than four times as many people were stabbed to death than were killed with rifles of any kind. And because the category of rifles covers every type of rifle, this means there would be an even greater divide between the number of people stabbed to death versus those shot to death with an AR-15 or similar rifle. According to FBI: UCR Table 12, there were approximately 374 people shot and killed with rifles of any kind. There were 1,604 people killed with “knives or cutting instruments.” Table 12 also shows...
  • Trump voters open to bump stock ban after Las Vegas shooting

    10/15/2017 6:54:51 PM PDT · by leaymane · 80 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/14/17 | Daniel Allott
    As night follows day, mass shootings in America are followed by a succession of Democratic politicians and liberal activists pushing for tighter gun restrictions. Almost as reliably, those efforts fail. But in the wake of the massacre in Las Vegas, in which Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and injured hundreds more at an outdoor concert, there is reason to believe this time might be different. Paddock used “bump stock” devices that effectively turn semi-automatic firearms into fully automatic weapons, causing a higher death toll. Republicans and Democrats in Congress have shown some support for a ban of bump stocks. House...
  • Atlantic Editor: You're A Bad Parent If You Own A Gun

    10/08/2017 3:19:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 125 replies ^ | October 8, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    We still don’t know what set off Stephen Paddock in Las Vegas. The 64-year-old checked into the Mandalay Bay hotel, went to the 32nd floor, took 23 firearms with him, and proceeded to fire upon the 22,000 concertgoers below at the Route 91 Harvest music festival. It was the last night of the festival. He killed 58 people and wounded nearly 500 more. He killed himself before police breached the door to his suite. As Democratic members of Congress prepare to push gun control again, they’re faced with the same obstacles of this increasingly stale debate over whether or not we...
  • Matthews: How can these conservatives believe gun rights are God-given and precede the Constitution?

    10/07/2017 2:19:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 6, 2017 | Allahpundit
    This makes twice in 10 days that a host on MSNBC has openly marveled at the idea that many, many Americans believe their rights come from God and are recognized in the Constitution rather than derive from the Constitution itself. How can it be that this idea is so inexplicably foreign, even accounting for MSNBC’s left-wing bias? They know the percentage of the country that’s religious; they’ve read that not-unimportant bit in the Declaration of Independence about men being “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights”; they’ve read a treatise or two on natural law while in college; they’ve...
  • It's A Trap: Republicans Are Open To Working With Democrats To Ban Bump Stocks

    10/05/2017 4:57:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 96 replies ^ | October 5, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    There’s that scene in Star Wars Episode VI when the Rebel Alliance finds itself between the Death Star and the Imperial Fleet to which Admiral Ackbar shouts, “It’s a trap!” It’s a line used  heavily in pop culture—and that’s all I can say to the Republican Party as they consider joining Democrats to ban “bump stocks.”The device is used to increase the rate of fire of a semi-automatic weapon. It’s not the same as automatic—and no, it doesn’t convert a semiautomatic system into an automatic one. That falsehood surely made its rounds yesterday. At least some outlets were somewhat more...
  • ICYMI: The ATF Green Lit Bump Stocks Under Obama

    10/05/2017 2:50:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | October 5, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    By now, you all know the news, the National Rifle Association is asking for a federal review of bump stocks that use recoil to increase the rate of fire for a semiautomatic weapon. It doesn’t convert the firearm into an automatic weapon, however, which I’ve seen some politicians and pundits say over the airwaves. That’s false. Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon had a good description of the bump stock accessory: You see, bump firing is a shooting technique which enables a shooter to repeatedly engage the trigger of a semi-automatic firearm, utilizing the assistance of the recoiling produced...
  • D.C. Circuit lets stand concealed-carry ruling, cheering gun-rights activists

    09/28/2017 4:00:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Andrea Noble
    Case could head to Supreme CourtIn a win for gun rights advocates, a federal appeals court on Thursday decided to let stand a ruling that found it is unconstitutional to require firearms owners prove a “good reason” in order to be permitted to carry a concealed handgun in the nation’s capital. The D.C. government had petitioned for the full D.C. Circuit to rehear the case en banc, but the court declined to revisit the 2-1 decision handed down earlier this year noting that none of the 10 judges who considered the matter requested a vote on it.
  • Donations pour in for woman who lost job after shooting robbery suspect

    09/27/2017 3:09:21 AM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | September 26 | Jennifer Wertz
    Nearly $10,000 has been raised as of Tuesday night for a mother of three who lost her job at an Albuquerque, N.M., gas station after shooting an armed robbery suspect. Jennifer Wertz said the suspect pointed a gun at her at a Circle K gas station last week, forcing her to defend herself. “I grabbed my gun from my pocket, I cocked it, and I shot,” Wertz said, according to FOX6. "I'm sick and tired of being a sitting duck." Wertz said she had the gun with her at work out of fear of being robbed while on duty. She...
  • Mossberg 590 Shockwave Becomes Legal in Texas

    08/25/2017 2:33:09 PM PDT · by PROCON · 98 replies ^ | Aug. 24, 2017
    An official press release from O.F. Mossberg & Sons Inc. thanks local leaders for passing H.B. 1819, which will allow the Mossberg 590 Shockwave, which is manufactured in Texas, to be sold legally in The Lone Star State effective September 1, 2017.Thanks to efforts by members of the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate, House Bill (HB) 1819 passed in May 2017, the Mossberg 590 Shockwave will be legal in the state of Texas, beginning September 1, 2017. The legislation was advanced through the combined efforts of Senators Charles Perry and Craig Estes, Representatives Poncho Nevarez and Drew...
  • Congressman uses recording of GOP baseball practice shooting for gun rights ad

    07/24/2017 12:14:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    An Alabama congressman who survived the shooting that critically injured US Rep. Steve Scalise is using audio of the ambush in a new campaign commercial that promotes his support for gun rights. The ad for Republican Rep. Mo Brooks starts with the sound of five rapid-fire gunshots, screams to “Stay down!” and wailing sirens as white words appears on a black background. “June 14: A Bernie Sanders supporters fires on Republican Congressman. Mo Brooks gives his belt as a tourniquet to help the wounded. What’s the liberal media immediately ask?” the text says.
  • 'White' gunman shoots House Majority leader Steve Scalise

    06/14/2017 7:38:14 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 47 replies
    dailymail ^ | 06-14-2017 | Jennifer Smith
    A gunman opened fire on a Republican congressional baseball practice session on Wednesday morning, injuring four people including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in what is thought to have been a targeted attack on the GOP. The shooter - described as a white, middle-aged male - fired up to 100 rounds from a high powered rifle from the third base dugout at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia, as the group practiced batting at around 7am. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • After London Attack, British Gun Activists Call For Right To Bear Arms

    06/08/2017 10:21:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 6/6/2017 | Jacob Steinblatt and Shira Rubin
    The fringe movement is revving up its call for looser gun laws in response to the recent string of terror attacks on British soil. British activists are advocating for looser gun laws in response to the Saturday night ISIS terror attack that killed eight people and wounded nearly fifty others in central London. “These tragedies may have been the eye opener to just how ineffective our laws are,” Dave Ewing, a representative from the gun ownership advocacy group, Firearms-UK, told Vocativ. Firearms-UK, along with other advocacy groups like Arm UK Citizens, Legalise Guns in the UK, and England Wants Its...
  • Illinois House Blocks Arrest Of Illegal Immigrants, Makes Voter Registration Automatic

    05/31/2017 9:12:35 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 71 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/30/2017 | Anders Hagstrom
    The Democrat-controlled Illinois House approved protections for illegal immigrants, made voter registration automatic for state residents, and passed more severe punishments for gun crimes Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune reports. Senate President and Democrat John Cullerton, who supported the immigration bill in the Senate, said it will “provide stability” for Illinois’ estimated half-million illegal immigrants by preventing state and local law enforcement from arresting them. Democratic legislators admit the measure is a direct response to President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown, which they say has caused Illinois communities to “live in fear.”
  • ‘Don’t Mess With Texas!’ No-License Gun Carry Approved By House – A TEXAS FIRST

    04/26/2017 10:10:15 AM PDT · by SerpentDove · 52 replies
    Liberty Park Press ^ | 4/25/2017 | Eric Walters
    "Breaking new ground in a concerted effort to expand gun rights, a Texas House committee approved legislation Tuesday that would allow handguns to be carried — concealed or in a holster — without a state-issued license. Approval came on a 6-2 party-line vote..."
  • Border Wall Contractors Want to Carry Guns on Site

    04/05/2017 1:08:19 PM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 62 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 04-05-2017 | Tim Brown
    Contractors are concerned for their safety and the safety of their workers in light of planned and threatened protests and violence by anti-Trumpers.  Now, they are seeking to carry their firearms with them on the work site. Before we go further, the Second Amendment applies to contractors too, you know.  They should not be "asking" permission to keep and bear arms.  It is their right, their duty even, to do so.However, they are asking to do so. The Daily Caller reports:The head of a general contractor in Fort Worth, Texas, says he has received several death threats since he publicly...