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  • Federal Judge Rules California's 10-Day Waiting Period Unconstitutional

    08/25/2014 3:00:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    >Today, a federal judge ruled that California’s 10-day waiting period is unconstitutional. Gun owners Jeffrey Silvester and Brandon Combs, along with Calguns Foundation and the Second Amendment Fondation, challenged the law, saying that the 10-day waiting period adds additional costs and disruptions preventing them from exercising their constitutional Second Amendment rights (via Calguns Foundation): In the decision released this morning, Federal Eastern District of California Senior Judge Anthony W. Ishii, appointed to the bench by President Bill Clinton, found that “the 10-day waiting periods of Penal Code [sections 26815(a) and 27540(a)] violate the Second Amendment” as applied to members of certain...
  • Gov. Perry stripped of his right to conceal carry and buy ammo

    08/20/2014 1:00:47 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 164 replies
    Rare ^ | 8-20-14 | Ken Herman (Austin American Statesman)
    For those of you whove been sleeping since it happened Friday, Travis County grand jurors indicted Perry on charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant. The first count carries a possible prison term of five to 99 years. The second, two to 10. Im no expert on law or math, but I believe those potential sentences each exceed one year. And theres more. As an indictee, Perrys state-issued Concealed Handgun License, assuming he still has one his office didnt know as of Tuesday afternoon will be suspended until the case against him is...
  • Liberals Shoot Guns For The 1st Time (video)

    08/20/2014 10:13:44 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 8-18-2014 | BuzzFeedYellow
    "Never in my life did I think I'd shoot a shotgun."
  • Free Shaneen Allen From New Jerseys Gun Laws

    08/18/2014 5:35:48 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 18, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Second Amendment: An African-American single mom on her way to a birthday party for one of her kids faces 10 years in prison for straying into the Garden State carrying a firearm in her purse licensed in Pennsylvania. Shaneen Allen is less well-known than Michael Brown, the man shot by police in Ferguson, Mo., and it's doubtful Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton will pay her a visit anytime soon. They're busy elsewhere. A mother exercising her Second Amendment right not only to keep but to bear arms to protect her family is of little interest to them. Allen is a...
  • Judge Says Second Amendment Doesn't Protect AR-15s

    08/14/2014 6:31:45 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 62 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 14, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: A federal judge rules that the AR-15 and similar weapons commonly used in self-defense "fall outside Second Amendment protection as dangerous and unusual arms," and we have no right to keep or bear them. Nobody looted the gun shop and tattoo parlor that share a storefront in a strip mall less than 10 minutes from Ferguson, Mo., where riots followed the police shooting of Michael Brown. According to the local Riverfront Times, the owners of County Guns and Tattoo Studio arrived with friends to protect their businesses. One owner carried a rifle and pistol and wore a vest,...
  • College Prof: Gun Owners Not A Protected Group

    08/13/2014 1:10:20 PM PDT · by IncPen · 32 replies
    Liberaland ^ | 08/13/2014 | Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland
    I don't think I can even post an excerpt of this story on FR. The gist is that a kook professor is positing on Holmes' show that if an open carry group enters a restaurant, the patrons should (among other things) exit en masse without paying.
  • Gun rights group's Houston plan draws controversy

    08/13/2014 11:08:15 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    click2houston ^ | 8-12-14 | Robert Arnold
    A Texas gun rights advocacy group plans to hold a walk Saturday in Houston's historically African-American Fifth Ward. Members of Open Carry Texas told Local 2 Investigates that they plan to walk through Fifth Ward neighborhoods to educate people on their Second Amendment rights. "If they come with their weapons, I'm quite sure they'll be a lot of us with weapons also," said community activist Quannel X. After hearing Quanell X's statements, Open Carry Texas member David Amad defended the group's decision to hold the event in the Fifth Ward and said the organization's motivations are being prematurely misjudged. "We've...
  • 'Porch Shooting' Jury Says Shooter Is Guilty

    08/07/2014 11:56:28 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 85 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/07/2014 | ALYSSA NEWCOMB and BARBARA LOWE
    A Detroit jury ruled today that Theodore Wafer was guilty of murder in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Renisha McBride on his porch. The jury, which consists of seven men and five women, began its deliberations on Wednesday after nine days of testimony. Wafer, 55, is charged with second degree murder and manslaughter for shooting and killing McBride, 19, last November when the teenager showed up inebriated on his porch at 4:40 a.m. Wafer said he could only make out a figure around his house, said the person pounded on his door and made him fear for his life.
  • Court rules Florida doctors may NOT harass patients about gun ownership

    08/06/2014 8:53:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 19 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/6/14 | Doug Book
    In 2011, the State of Florida passed a law popularly referred to as Docs vs Glocks which prevents doctors meddling in the gun ownership prerogatives of their patients. Why would such a statute be necessary? The following is a portion of a policy statement included on the website of the American Academy of Pediatrics: Until handguns are banned, we recommend that handguns and handgun ammunition be regulated, that restrictions be placed on handgun ownership, and that the number of privately owned handguns be reduced. Firearms should be removed from the environments where children live and play Uppermost in the...
  • Another D.C. gun law declared unconstitutional

    07/31/2014 10:01:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/31/14 | Doug Book
    According to District of Columbia, City Council member Phil Mendelson, gun ownership and the carrying of firearms must be more heavily restricted [in D.C.] than any place else in the nation. After all, says Mendelson, four U.S. presidents have been assassinated by gunfire and there are frequent threats on the foreign diplomatic corps. (1) But Mendelson and the rest of D.C.s gun grabbing, Democrat gentry were finally stripped of their ability to ignore the Constitution when the Districts longstanding ban on carrying a firearm for self-defense was declared illegal. On July 26th, U.S. District Court Judge Frederick Scullin provided gun...
  • An Open Letter to Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney

    07/29/2014 4:37:20 PM PDT · by grcuster · 9 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 24 July 2014 | Larry Pratt
    July 23, 2014 Rep. Carolyn Maloney United States House of Representatives 2308 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Ms. Maloney:alt It has recently come to my attention that you have levied baseless accusations against me to the Capitol Police and House Sergeant-at-Arms, claiming that I have called for death threats against elected officials.[1] Specifically, you alleged that Mr. Pratt is actively encouraging his members to threaten violent action against members of Congress.... Your baseless charge apparently rests on your outlandish interpretation based on the Rolling Stone report on my comment, that The Second Amendment is not for hunting,...
  • Jerry Brown signs gun control bill

    07/21/2014 9:20:03 PM PDT · by blueplum · 32 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 18, 2014 1:20pm PST | David Siders
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a gun control measure eliminating an exemption for certain semiautomatic pistols from Californias unsafe handgun law, Browns office announced Friday. Assembly Bill 1964, by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento, is designed to limit the exemption for single-shot pistols from the states unsafe handgun roster, excluding semiautomatic pistols altered to not fire in semiautomatic mode. :snip: The measure was one of 15 bills Brown announced signing Friday. In another gun measure, Brown signed legislation requiring local courts to notify the Department of Justice more quickly when actions are taken that would result in a person being prohibited...
  • Governments are Racing to Make the Internet a Gun-Free Zone

    07/21/2014 8:53:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Despite the fact that I consider the prevailing majority of Facebook posts to be the single largest culprit of wasted broadband, I do hold a certain amount of awe for the internet. Shortly after Al Gore invented the technology, the instantaneous exchange of information became a global phenomenon. (Although, those early dial ups can hardly be considered instantaneous.) The internet might be, in most cases, the last beacon of relative freedom. Ideas can be spread, information disseminated, and cute kitten pictures shared All with a simple click of a wireless mouse. While there is an amazing amount of debauchery...
  • Colorado Governor Hickenlooper looks at November defeat thanks to lying about anti-gun ways

    07/20/2014 10:02:09 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/20/14 | Doug Book
    Anyone wishing to explore the workings of the hoplophobic mind needs only consider the actions of the 2013, Colorado legislature. First time violators of the states new gun legislation face up to one year in prison. Yet a real life criminal who commits a felony while in violation of the law is subject to only 18 months. This makes an armed robber just 33% more worthy of punishment than the law abiding citizen who also happens to own a 20 round magazine. Disgraceful. Yet Colorado politicos couldnt have been happier with their knee-jerk attempts to intimidate Centennial State gun owners...
  • Conservative mother-of-three whose Twitter posts have made 'liberal heads explode'

    07/08/2014 5:45:03 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 07/07/14 | David Mccormack
    A conservative Christian and mother of three from West Virginia has provoked vitriol from the left and support from the right after sharing her extreme beliefs about guns, abortion, health care and other political hot issues. Holly Fisher, who Tweets using the provocative handle Holly Hobby Lobby, has created uproar online in the wake of last weeks controversial birth control decision by the Supreme Court. To celebrate the courts decision, Fisher posted a provocative photo online of her wearing a pro-life T-shirt, while posing in front of a Hobby Lobby store and holding a Chick-fil-A drinking cup.
  • Target Joins the Anti-Gun Movement

    07/03/2014 7:28:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Well Im starting to run out of places to shop. Target Corporation (TGT) made the announcement on Wednesday that they have acquiesced to the Bloomberg fanatics who believe no-one should be armed while shopping. The company (politely) asked customers to keep their guns at home the next time they wander in for a DVD or Cuisinart. Of course, its not all bad news. After all, a Target store in San Antonio recently booted anti-gun activists from its store. The Bloomberg inspired group, Moms Demand Action (moms I know carry .380 automatics), was asked to leave the premises as they petitioned...
  • The Media Guide to the AR-15 Rifle

    07/01/2014 6:05:47 AM PDT · by HammerT · 43 replies
  • The NRA stood tall and tough when it counted most

    06/30/2014 10:17:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/30/14 | Doug Book
    Though liberal Democrats have little appreciation for the spiritual meaning of Christmas, events of December 2012 would bring Joy to the Political World of every avid, gun-hating politician in Washington D.C. For on December 14th, twenty children and six adults responsible for their care were shot to death at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Their killer ended his own life minutes later with a round to the head. Understanding the importance of disarming the American people, gun confiscation advocates like Chuck Schumer, Diane Feinstein and Barack Obama no doubt wished the death toll had been higher. But...
  • Google Declares War on the Firearm Industry

    06/29/2014 7:26:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Google is taking a Bloomberg inspired step toward curbing gun violence. Once again demonstrating the level of ignorance that is prevalent in liberal corporate settings, the software company has decided to expand their ban on firearm-related content. Breitbart reported:According to Google Support's "Dangerous Products or Services" page, the company "[wants] to keep people safe both online and offline, so [they] won't allow the promotion of some products or services that cause damage, harm, or injury." Right. Google (ya know, the company that tracks your every move online) is trying to keep us safe. God bless those left coast liberals who...
  • UN to Set Up a U.S.-based Disarmament Specialist

    06/29/2014 6:20:02 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | 29 June 2014 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    UN to Set Up a U.S.-based Disarmament SpecialistThe New American 29 June 2014 Its no secret that President Obama and the would-be global governors at the United Nations are anxious to disarm the American people. Now they're looking to hire some help in getting it done. From the UNs Programme of Action and Arms Trade Treaty, to his own executive orders, Obama is pursuing every available avenue toward de facto repeal of the Second Amendment and the God-given right to keep and bear arms that it protects. Over the next few weeks, though, the UN is looking to add personnel...
  • Correcting media lies and half-truths: Las Vegas killers were bottom feeding Occupiers

    06/18/2014 10:12:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/18/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The media has been caught lying about a gun violence episode once again. Last weeks terrible murder of an innocent man in a Walmart was turned into another dishonest attempt to strip guns from honest law abiding citizens. What we know to be true in this story is that two miserable pieces of human debris, Amanda and Jerad Miller entered a Walmart in Las Vegas intent upon committing murder. Seeing that both of them were armed, an honest citizen who had a legal right to carry a gun confronted them and was shot and murdered by Amanda Miller. As is...
  • Bookworms 5-Point Gun Manifesto; or why I believe in gun rights

    06/16/2014 7:45:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 6-15-2014 | Bookworm
    I. INTRODUCTIONGod forgive me, but I used to be so anti-gun that I donated to The Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence. I know. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. Since that time, I’ve done a complete 180 and become a fervent gun supporter and a proud member of the NRA.This change did not come about because I suddenly became a psychopathic killer, with guns as my weapon of choice. I do kill (spiders, fleas, and ticks) and I do eat dead bodies (cows, pigs, chicken, and fish), but I’m scarcely Hannibal Lecter.Instead, my reversal on guns came about...
  • Gretna City Council to honor gun store owner Chris Ziifle for 66 years in business

    06/09/2014 5:51:32 PM PDT · by BBell · 1 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | June 09, 2014 | Andrea Shaw
    Chris Ziifle, the Gretna woman who secured her gun shop during Hurricane Katrina, is to be honored by the City Council on Wednesday for 66 years in business and philanthropy. Ziifle, 84, retired in May after selling Gretna Gun Works on Lafayette Street. She and her husband, the late Ralph Ziifle, founded the shop. It gained a statewide reputation not only for firearms sales but its gunsmith work and self-defense instruction. Besides her business, Ziifle is involved in the Gretna Food Bank, the Gretna German-American Cultural Center and the Gretna Historical Society.
  • Darrell Issa Takes Aim at Eric Holders Extortion Racket

    06/01/2014 1:18:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The nations top extortion artist, Eric Holder, is at it again (or still). This time, rather than running guns to Mexican drug cartels or investigating reporters who publish inconvenient facts about the administrations scandals, Holder is taking aim at Americas small businesses. While Holder and Co have been busy collecting billion dollar fines from big banks, theyve taken a more direct approach to snub out businesses that dont necessarily conform with the Holder/Obama view of America. Operation Choke Point, as it has been known, was a DOJ initiative that was intentionally designed to pressure banks and lenders into avoiding certain...
  • California's Strictest Gun Laws Didn't Stop ElliotRodger

    05/28/2014 9:48:11 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 28,2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Guns: The Santa Barbara shooter had legally purchased and registered firearms, and passed prior questioning by the police who saw no danger to himself or others. More gun laws won't stop the next such shooter, either. It is eerie how the mental health of the shooter consistently seems to emerge as a key factor in mass shootings such as the rampage by Elliot Rodger, who killed six and wounded 13 on Friday. The shooter had been in therapy since age 8 and police had been warned by his parents to check him out. Yet few liberals cry for tougher mental...
  • Not One More, Crusading father whose son was shot dead by 'virgin killer'

    05/27/2014 7:49:44 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 80 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 05-27-14 | Jessica Jerreat
    The grieving father of one of the six students shot dead by the 'virgin killer' in California on Friday, led a rousing call for a change in gun laws at a memorial today. As Richard Martinez addressed a crowd of about 20,000 who gathered for the University of California Santa Barbara memorial, the crowd got to their feet and joined his chant of 'Not One More'.
  • Gun Talk Radio

    05/25/2014 4:59:07 PM PDT · by mylife · 69 replies
    Gun Talk Radio ^ | 5/25/14 | Tom Gresham
    ~~Come on in and shoot the breeze~~ Gun Talk Radio 5/25/14~~07:00 CST Listen to the podcast Here Or the KIDO 580 stream HereOr the KPRC feed Here
  • What prompted Hillary to threaten Americas gun owners?

    05/13/2014 9:00:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 66 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/13/14 | Doug Book
    On May 7th, an apoplectic CNN attempted to provide cover for Hillary Clinton after her unprovoked assault on 100 million American gun owners. Speaking before the National Council for Behavioral Health, Hillary stated that the nations gun culture had gotten way out of balance. Weve got to rein in what has become an almost article of faith that anybody can have a gun anywhere, anytime added Clinton. I dont believe that is in the best interest of the vast majority of people. Shes talking in the context of mental health, claimed CNN talking head John King in the hope of...
  • Jack in the Box Caves to Gun Control Pressure, Restricts Open Carry

    05/10/2014 1:19:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2014 | Courtney O'Brien
    Jack in the Box, a popular fast-food restaurant chain, has followed Starbucks' unfortunate lead in limiting its customers' Second Amendment rights. Friday, the company announced it would start enforcing its no-firearms-in-stores policy. Jack in the Boxs Vice President of Corporate Communications Brian Luscomb released this statement: The presence of guns inside a restaurant could create an uncomfortable situation for our guests and employees and lead to unintended consequences. The company's decision comes a day after gun control group Moms Demand Action launched a petition to pressure the restaurant to enforce the policy. They started the campaign in response to...
  • Bloomberg Is His Own Worst Enemy on Gun-Control

    04/28/2014 8:58:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    At first, it looked like an epic-fail (and I really hate that phrase) for Michael Bloombergs new gun control group, Everytown For Gun Safety. Deciding that they should organize a protest outside of the NRA annual meeting in Indianapolis, gun control advocates flocked to show their disdain for American gun-owners But, there was only one problem: With a mere 25 people deciding to show up for the rally, the protest looked more like an OFA global warming meeting. Apparently, two dozen people was the absolute most the anti-gun group, Hoosiers Concerned About Gun Violence, was able to gather for the...
  • Gun Carrying Group May Not Be Only Ones Affected By Arlington Bans

    04/25/2014 2:09:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    KTVT-TV ^ | April 23, 2014
    One story reported on CBSDFW.COM has a lot of people talking. It started with Tuesday nights vote on an ordinance by the Arlington City Council to ban guns and concealed weapons at public meetings. Members of the gun rights group Open Carry Tarrant County believe they are the ones being targeted, but they may not be the only ones affected by ordinance changes. A second Arlington ban could put heavy restrictions on handing out pamphlets. Weve all seen them from time-to-time groups trying to push their cause, including gun rights advocates. Now some leaders in Arlington say the approach...
  • What Switzerland Can Teach Us About Guns,I Wonder;Send A Liberal To The Alps For the Summer

    04/24/2014 6:18:38 PM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies
    Google Plus ^ | April 24, 2014 | Staff
    What Switzerland Can Teach Us About Guns, I Wonder
  • What Georgias expansive new pro-gun law does

    04/24/2014 10:57:38 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 24, 2014 | Niraj Chokshi
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) signed into law Wednesday a pro-gun package that groups on both sides of the gun control debate describe as exceptional. The National Rifle Association calls it the most comprehensive pro-gun bill in state history. Americans for Responsible Solutions, the gun control group founded by shooting victim and former congresswoman Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.), calls it the most extreme gun bill in America.
  • Georgia governor to sign 'unprecedented' bill expanding gun rights

    04/23/2014 3:45:28 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4-23-2014 | FoxNews.com
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign legislation Wednesday expanding gun rights in the state. The bill, described by the National Rifle Associations lobbying arm as "the most comprehensive pro-gun reform legislation introduced in recent state history," expands the scope of public places where licensed owners are allowed to carry firearms. The bill makes several changes to state law. It allows those with a license to carry to bring a gun into a bar without restriction and into some government buildings that don't have certain security measures. It also allows religious leaders to decide whether it's OK for a...
  • Whats Wrong With This Speeding Bullet Picture?

    04/22/2014 6:00:39 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 51 replies
    Every Joe ^ | APRIL 21, 2014 | Wil Reagan
    In case you havent heard, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is going to spend $50 million in 2014 to build a nationwide grass-roots network to motivate anti-gun voters. Thats right, hes trying to create an organization to oppose the NRA. You can read more about Bloombergs efforts in the NY Times. While I think Bloombergs Everytown for Gun Safety campaign is ridiculous and a waste of money, right now I just want to focus on this image that was posted on what appears to be the Facebook page of the movement. Notice anything wrong with the photo? Thats right,...
  • Former Supreme Court Justice: Amend 2nd Amendment

    04/21/2014 4:09:49 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 45 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 21, 2014 | Susan Jones
    Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, in his new book, recommends six rewrites to the U.S. Constitution. He would restrict gun ownership to militia members; ban the death penalty; and allow government to set "reasonable limits" on campaign financing, among other things. But Stevens says he's no radical: "I think every one of my proposals is a moderate proposal," Stevens told ABC's George Stephanopoulos in an interview that aired Sunday on ABC's "This Week." One of Steven's proposals would add five words to the Second Amendment, which would then read: "...the right of the people to keep and bear...
  • A Gun Graphic that Will Depress Your Leftist Friends

    04/21/2014 8:43:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Its easy to get discouraged if you believe in small government and individual liberty. It seems that the burden of the public sector is always expanding and that politicians and bureaucrats are always figuring out new ways to restrict our freedoms. But lets not lose hope. We still have a lot of economic liberty, particularly if you count non-fiscal policy factors. And we still have the Second Amendment. Heck, we dont just have the right to keep and bear arms, we exercise that right in massive numbers. Take a look at this impressive graphic. Were #1 in some bad ways,...
  • Constitution Check: Does the Second Amendment need to be amended?

    04/15/2014 9:29:18 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 44 replies
    new.yahoo.com ^ | 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
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 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 Guns.com, 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. Id rather talk about Luddite liberals and insufferable progressives, Pepperdine historian Gordon Lloyd said at the Philadelphia Societys 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 years 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 Chicagos 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
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 states 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 hed probably be shot), airports (federal restrictions would still apply), bars (no...
  • Threats to CT Police Escalate Following CT Cops Gun Confiscation Comments

    03/14/2014 4:59:34 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    freedomoutpost.com ^ | 3-12-2014 | Tim Brown
    Full title - "Threats to CT Police Escalate Following CT Cops 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
    Its 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 lefts 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 cant 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 · 69 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 Im 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 dont make the laws, says the dutiful constable, I just enforce them. But theres 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
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Connecticut gun owners are calling the states 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...