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  • ACT NOW: Obama, Senators Want to Resurrect Gun Ban

    07/01/2015 4:51:08 PM PDT · by forty_years · 17 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 6/12/2015 | Gun Owners of America
    ACT NOW: Fill in a form, letter text is provided, click, and your letter is delivered to your senators. [CLICK THIS LINK] Anti-gun Senators Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey just announced they want to bring back their toxic legislation stripping Americans of their gun rights without due process of law. Their legislation sought to BAN many private sales of firearms, forcing countless gun buyers to run to a dealer and submit to a background check before making their purchase. Thankfully, Senators Toomey and Manchin failed. But we can be sure that their proposal will be an infringement of Second Amendment...
  • A Minority View

    07/01/2015 7:22:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    The nation's demagogues and constitutionally ignorant are using the Charleston, South Carolina, AME church shooting to attack the Second Amendment's "right of the people to keep and bear Arms." A couple of years ago, President Barack Obama said, "I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations." That's a vision shared by many Americans, namely that the Constitution's framers gave us the Second Amendment to protect our rights to go deer and duck hunting, do a bit of skeet shooting, and protect ourselves against criminals. That this vision is so widely...
  • Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage may pave way for expanded gun rights

    06/28/2015 3:25:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Guns.com ^ | June 27, 2015 | Chris Egar
    With the high court’s latest ruling on same-sex marriages, some contend the decision could lead to increased gun rights, specifically national CCW reciprocity, by using the same argument. Friday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and recognize those sanctioned by other states. “No longer may this liberty be denied,” Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the majority in the landmark decision that arguably made same sex marriage a reality in the 13 remaining states that continued to ban the practice. With similar...
  • Scott Walker defies gravity, will sign two new gun rights bills

    06/24/2015 2:03:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/24/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I may have had my own disputes with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on issues regarding subsidies and energy policy, but I have to offer a tip of my hat to the man on this one. If there was ever a moment in time when every Republican in the country was in danger of running to the shadows on the rights of gun owners, it’s now. But not Walker. He’s signing two new bills into law today which further buttress his constituents Second Amendment rights just as the rest of the nation is focused on South Carolina. (WaPo) Wisconsin Gov....
  • Karl Roive vs. the 2nd Amendment

    06/22/2015 10:45:04 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Guns don’t kill people, the Constitution kills people, at least according to Karl Rove, Republican strategist and architect of George W. Bush’s election and reelection as president. Rove, speaking on Fox News Sunday, and in the wake of the South Carolina church massacre, embraced the liberal mantra that there are too many guns on the street and went a step further and a step too far, saying the way to avoid more such tragedies is to repeal the Second Amendment and its guarantee of our right to keep and bear arms: Now maybe there’s some magic law that will keep...
  • Bernie Sanders wants to talk about guns… at some later date

    06/20/2015 8:59:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 20, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    You can’t have an event like the Charleston shooting take place during election season without all of the candidates being asked to weigh in on gun control. (Once again pretending that any of the currently proposed gun control laws might have prevented that attack.) And since he’s still being discussed as a serious contender for some reason, Bernie Sanders was no exception. But when reporters asked the Vermont Senator to offer his thoughts on gun control, he took a pass. Bernie Sanders says he wants to talk — at length — about guns.Just not now.Two days after a white man...
  • Obama's shameful, phony gun control rhetoric in the wake of Charleston massacre

    06/19/2015 6:50:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/19/2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    If access to firearms were as easy as President Obama insisted in the aftermath of the South Carolina church massacre, Carol Bowne would be alive today. The 39-year-old New Jersey woman with a restraining order against an ex-boyfriend was murdered by that boyfriend while she waited for her application for a gun permit to wind its way through a process that takes at least two months to complete. But it wasn’t completed soon enough:
  • The Senseless Death in a Charleston Church Could Have Been Prevented

    06/18/2015 6:22:54 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 44 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 6/18/15 | Steve Berman
    Every time an American community suffers a tragedy involving a firearm, the anti-gun crowd unveils itself in full tribal dress. Wednesday night, a 21-year-old sandy blonde-haired white man with blue jeans and Timberland boots walked into a historically black church in Charleston, S.C. and killed 9 people.  That’s a horrible, murderous act, made worse by the fact that the man is still at large. The New York Times reported S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s statement about the tragedy. "While we do not yet know all of the details, we do know that we’ll never understand what motivates anyone to enter one...
  • Pfleger and Jackson vs. the NRA

    06/15/2015 10:14:13 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 15, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    One would think that Catholic priests like Chicago’s Rev. Michael Pfleger, an early supporter of Barack Obama and his push for gun control, would not be bearing false witness against one of his neighbors. Yet there he was standing in front of Chuck’s Gun Shop in suburban Riverdale, Illinois, to blame it, and other legal businesses like it, along with the National Rifle Association, for the murder spree in the gun-controlled progressive worker’s paradise of Chicago. Standing with the camera-shy Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence president Dan Gross in front of the gun shop,...
  • NAACP Refuses to Help Young Black Man, Aspiring Cop Over Bogus Gun Charge

    06/04/2015 7:12:12 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/4/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Steffon Josie-Davis is a responsible gun owner who wanted to be a police officer. He used to work as an armored guard for armed service company Loomis. When his little sister was playing in the garage where his gun was accessible, Josey-Davis put it inside the glove box of a locked vehicle. Josey-Davis then drove that car before accidentally failing to take the firearm out of the vehicle. His handgun is legally registered in the state of New Jersey. Hello, My name is Steffon Josey-Davis I'm a 24 year old from New Jersey who became a convicted felon for a...
  • GOP Reps To Block DOJ’s Backdoor Gun Control

    06/03/2015 3:03:53 PM PDT · by blueyon · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/03015 | Awr Hawkins
    On May 31 Breitbart News reported the DOJ’s plans to circumvent Congress with ‘more than a dozen’ new gun control regulations. These include new limitations on who can buy or possess guns, new reporting requirements for gun dealers, and new controls on certain types of firearms. The controls also add a whole new category of persons who have to undergo background checks when estates hold National Firearm Act guns in trust. But House Republicans are planning to stop the backdoor gun control push via riders attached to funding legislation now under consideration. According to The Hill, the GOP-attached riders mean...
  • Vince Vaughn: You bet I think Americans should have guns in public

    06/01/2015 10:18:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 1, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Meet your newest most favorite celebrity, Vince Vaughn. An interviewer for the British version of GQ decided to ask about the European Left’s favorite tongue-clucking topic of American culture, gun ownership. Rather than pander to the groupthink, Vaughn gave them the rhetorical double-barrel, and even offered a thinly veiled slam at the governing elite across the pond (via LoganSix on Twitter): On the American right to own a gun: “I support people having a gun in public full stop, not just in your home. We don’t have the right to bear arms because of burglars; we have the right to...
  • President’s Column|What If There Were No NRA?

    05/28/2015 7:01:06 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 13 replies
    NRA: America's First Freedom ^ | Thursday, May 28, 2015 | Allan D. Cors, NRA President
    As your new president, I am grateful to serve with you to preserve America’s unique freedoms. I first encountered the National Rifle Association as an 11-year-old growing up in Ohio. Mentored by the NRA in the 1950s by men who had a passion for owning firearms and shooting, I learned the true meaning of our Second Amendment. Recently, an old friend and I were remembering those remarkably free times: when “gun control” was not even in the lexicon; when a kid could take a shotgun or rifle to school and stow it in the cloakroom for after-school target practice...
  • The Fourth Amendment and open carry of guns (where such open carry is legal)

    05/14/2015 6:13:37 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 11 replies
    Washington Post/The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | May 13 at 2:41 PM | Eugene Volokh
    From the Sixth Circuit federal court of appeals decision today in Northrup v. Toledo Police Dept.: On a midsummer evening, Shawn and Denise Northrup went for a neighborhood walk with their daughter, grandson, and dog. Apparently in a happy-go-lucky mood, Shawn wore a t-shirt reading, “This Is The Shirt I Wear When I Don’t Care.” Shawn carried a cell phone, which he holstered on his hip — next to a black semiautomatic handgun. A passing motorcyclist stopped to complain about Shawn’s visible firearm. The stranger, Alan Rose, yelled, “[Y]ou can’t walk around with a gun like that!” But “[O]pen carry...
  • GOA - Secret Deal Could Contain a Myriad of Gun Restrictions, Ammo Bans!

    05/07/2015 12:19:44 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    Gunowners.org ^ | Gun Owners of America
    ACTION: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Orrin Hatch may soon give the President authority to write gun control restrictions into a “trade agreement.” So click here to contact your Senators –- whether they are liberal or conservative. Urge them to vote against the anti-gun “fast track” bill (S. 995). Will UN-style gun control be rammed down our throats? Gun import bans ... Microstamping of firearms ... Ammunition bans ... The full implementation of the anti-gun UN Arms Trade Treaty ... Illegal amnesty which locks in millions of new, anti-gun voters.This anti-gun wish list could be part of the...
  • Gun Bill Passes Oregon House, Moves to Governor’s Desk

    05/05/2015 6:21:43 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | 5-5-15 | Ashby Jones
    Ever since the 2012 massacre at the Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Conn., gun-control advocates have worked hard to close so-called “loopholes” in background-check laws. Not all the efforts have been successful; gun-rights advocates say such measures are needlessly burdensome and do little to stop violent crime. But last year, Washington state residents voted to toughen the state’s background-check laws. And now the Oregon legislature has done the same. On Monday, the Oregon House voted 32-28 in support of Senate Bill 941, which requires background checks for all purchasers of guns through private sales. Currently, background checks in Oregon are...
  • VIDEO: Kroger Customer Draws Gun, Intervenes To Protect Elderly Man

    04/27/2015 11:33:40 AM PDT · by yuffy · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Apr 2015 | by AWR Hawkins
    On April 22, a customer at a Kroger in Little Rock, Arkansas, saw an elderly man surrounded by “seven people,” so he drew his gun and intervened to protect the gentleman. The group surrounding the elderly man then turned their attention toward the armed customer and implored him to look the way. ” According to Fox 16, the group kept yelling, “[This] isn’t your fight, you need to walk away and you need to put the gun down.” The armed citizen refused to comply, and instead kept his gun trained on the group as they fled the scene. The armed...
  • NRA, ATF& bi-partisan group of politicians agree to save ATF from itself

    04/13/2015 4:35:07 AM PDT · by fulltlt · 7 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 4/12/2015 | Sipsey Street Irregulars
    SSI Exclusive: Negotiating Rights Away. Cynical Secret "Deal With The Devil" Confirmed. NRA, ATF& bi-partisan group of politicians agree to save ATF from itself and widen the definition of "sporting purposes." "A hole big enough to drive Diane Feinstein's limousine through." From the press room of the NRA National Meeting, Nashville, TN: Sipsey Street Irregulars can now confirm the broad outlines of a story first disclosed two days ago by National Gun Rights Examiner columnist David Codrea. Last week, a secret deal involving the National Rifle Association lobbying arm and brokered by politicians of both national political parties was struck...
  • D.C. gives up on ban on carrying guns in public

    04/02/2015 10:11:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2015 | Andrea Noble
    Washington, D.C., will drop its appeal of a federal court ruling that overturned the city’s ban on carrying handguns in public, Attorney General Karl Racine announced Wednesday. City attorneys will instead focus on defending concealed-carry laws adopted by legislators in the months after U.S. District Court Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. declared the ban was unconstitutional. “We need to focus our energies not on litigating old laws, but defending new ones that our leaders enacted in good faith to comply with court rulings while still protecting public safety,” Mr. Racine said. Up until Judge Scullin’s ruling in July, D.C. residents...
  • Student Paper Claims Concealed Carry Reinforces Rape Culture

    03/27/2015 4:23:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    The self-proclaimed champions of women’s rights, the political left, is once again insisting that a woman’s right to protect herself from sexual attackers should be regulated, restricted, and in some cases banned. After all, only American Liberals would believe that a woman being raped is morally superior to a rapist being shot. Arguing that concealed carry on college campuses would actually “reinforce rape culture” on campus, an editorial in the University of North Carolina’s student’s newspaper argued against arming young (law abiding) women.Concealed weapons would not significantly reduce sexual assault and would create inadvertent risks within other forms of interpersonal violence…...
  • Gun groups rally against Loretta Lynch

    03/19/2015 11:46:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 19, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    Gun rights groups are making a vigorous push to stop the Senate from confirming Loretta Lynch as President Obama’s next attorney general. Advocates are organizing petitions, drawing up letters and hitting the phones to urge Senate Republicans to oppose Lynch in a floor vote that could take place as early as next week. The National Rifle Association (NRA) has sent an alert to its members warning that Obama’s nominee would put gun rights at risk. "As the nation's top law enforcement officer, Lynch would almost certainly have an impact on our Second Amendment rights,” the NRA’s lobbying arm said in...
  • Obama AR-15 Bullet Ban Lifted, Gun Rights Still Target

    03/12/2015 3:25:08 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 12, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    un Control: Fifty-two senators, 238 House members and 80,000 public comments have forced the ATF to pull back for "more study" its proposed ban on ammo for the AR-15, the leading gun for hunting and self-defense. The Second Amendment, written in the era of muskets, does not mention what arms we have the right to keep and bear. But we have an idea, based on how they were used: to protect their owners' homes, businesses, farms and families, and to resist the tyranny of government, which during the American Revolution was the British crown.
  • Mayor Danny Jones (WVa) Makes Lewd Comments In Front Of Children About Gun Owners

    03/08/2015 8:20:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    WVWildMan/youtube ^ | march 8 2015 | WVWildMan
    Mayor Danny Jones of Charleston, WV makes lewd comments in front of children about gun rights groups on election night. video only on link
  • An Update From The Frontline on Guns & Hunting In Europe

    03/05/2015 8:06:31 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 3/5/2015 | Unknown
    I was in Brussels last week at a meeting of European fieldsports body, The European Federation of Associations for Hunting & Conservation (FACE), of which the Countryside Alliance is an active member. I am honoured to be FACE’s UK Chairman and to represent British sporting interests at the highest level and I can feed back some interesting points from the meeting.
  • Mall Of America Invites Terrorism With Gun-Free Zone Signs

    02/26/2015 10:28:20 AM PST · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 26, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS`
    ecurity: A video by Somalia's al-Qaida-affiliated al-Shabab group warns Minnesota's Mall of America may be a repeat of a 2013 mall attack in Kenya. The Second Amendment may be our best defense against terrorism. The immense Mall of America in Bloomington would indeed make an inviting target for jihadists intent on martyrdom. Its 520 stores, the most of any mall in the world, attracts 40 million people annually and is a global tourist destination. It's as inviting a target and as much of an iconic symbol of Western capitalism and culture as was the World Trade Center on Sept. 11,...
  • Sandy Hook Commission advises taking firearms from “bad” people

    02/18/2015 10:15:07 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 32 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/18/15 | Doug Book
    The 16 members of Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission have completed their report on the December, 2012 murder of 26 children and adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. And as might be expected from a hand-picked group of “healthcare professionals, public safety professionals and academics” their recommendations—offered in a 250 page anti-gun rights treatise—will have little to no effect preventing the next lunatic killing at will in one of Connecticut’s widely publicized Gun Free Zones. “We support the concept of firearm registration,” writes the editorial board of the CT Post, “though that would not...
  • Ohio Police Officer: Hey, Thanks For Carrying A Concealed Firearm (VIDEO)

    02/05/2015 6:30:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Now, here’s something you don’t see everyday; a police officer from Ohio doing a routine traffic stop thanked the person he pulled over for having a concealed carry permit. The man, who recorded the traffic stop, was driving 15 miles per hour over the speed limit. According to Ohio law, if you’re approached by law enforcement–and you’re carrying a concealed firearm– you must inform them. “I’m happy to see more people with their CCWs [concealed carry weapons permit], especially with the world becoming the way it is,” said the officer. VIDEO He then issued the man a warning and...
  • TX: Patrick Continues Support for Open Carry

    01/31/2015 11:56:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Lt. Governor Dan Patrick was quoted as saying that open carry bills might not come up for a vote this session on Tuesday.  From dallasnews.com:  “Open carry is important, but I don’t think there is support in the Legislature to pass it,” Patrick said. “The votes have not been there.”  Wednesday he reiterated his support for that legislation.  From texastribune.org: After noting that he had referred a bill to committee allowing concealed weapons to be carried on university campuses by those with appropriate licenses, Patrick said in a statement, "Now that [Senate Bill] 11 has support and is moving...
  • Venezuelan Army Can Shoot Protesters, Effective Immediately

    01/30/2015 5:49:48 AM PST · by StaffiT · 28 replies
    Emerging Equity ^ | January 30, 2015 | Sabrina Martín
    An internal ruling made by the Venezuelan Ministry of Defense, published on Tuesday, January 27, in state newsletter Gaceta Oficial, legalizes the use of lethal weapons by the national armed forces (FANB) against protesters. [snip] Under Venezuelan law, the Defense Ministry does not have the authority to override or ignore the Constitution and the norms contained therein. María Esperanza Hermida, coordinator for enforcement in Venezuelan NGO (Provea) argued that the measure violates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), as well as transferring competencies to the military which are the...
  • DEA Planned to Track Cars Parked Near Gun Shows

    01/29/2015 7:53:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    Are you starting to forget just how creepy government agencies can be when they decide to spy on average (law abiding) citizens? Well, this should help refocus your distrust of big government. According to AP News:The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates near gun shows in the United States to investigate gun-trafficking, the agency's chief said Wednesday.Um, good… Also: “What the heck?”So the DEA was planning on tracking everyone that went to a gun show? Wow… Nothing like being innocent until proven guilty, right? It might be time to start borrowing...
  • Gun Control Group Wants Emily Miller Fired Over Speech

    01/28/2015 8:27:10 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    gunalizer.com ^ | 1/28/2015 | RRangle
    The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, is circulating a petition to have Emily Miller fired, for what they allege is an ethics problem because she’s involved in the gun rights movement. They didn’t like her speech to the Virginia Defense league.
  • David Gregory and Why Law Is Only for the Little People

    01/24/2015 6:35:35 AM PST · by GulliverSwift · 9 replies
    I do not intend to reiterate here just how extraordinarily difficult it is to execute laws that aim to track pieces of unserialized metal. Nor, for that matter, will I attempt to lay out what any earnest attempt to do so would end up doing to privacy rights in the United States. Rather, I want to focus on the grossly unequal manner in which such rules will inevitably be enforced, and to examine also what this does to the notion of equal protection. From my perspective, the startling thing about the Gregory affair is not so much that the powers-that-be...
  • New York Sheriff On Handgun Renewal Permits, ‘Throw Them In The Garbage

    01/20/2015 6:01:26 PM PST · by servo1969 · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1-20-2015 | Mike Piccione
    Full Title - New York Sheriff On Handgun Renewal Permits, ‘Throw Them In The Garbage Because That Is Where They Belong.’ [VIDEO] Fulton County, N.Y. is home to a strong hunting and fishing tradition. Guns are everywhere, but life isn’t easy.Temperatures are often well below zero, and snow piles drift up so high against your home that you have to go to the second floor to be able to look outside a window. Jobs are scarce since the leather industry exited a few decades ago. Taxes are high, and it seems the government solution to the unemployment problem is to...
  • Opponents of new gun law rally in Olympia, trade guns in House gallery

    01/15/2015 8:19:50 PM PST · by steve86 · 29 replies
    The Seattle PI ^ | 1/15/2015 | Joel Connelly
    OLYMPIA — Gun rights supporters rallied on steps of the Washington Capitol on Thursday, admitting they were caught off guard by Initiative 594 while vowing to change and repeal the voter-passed initiative on gun background checks. One legislator, Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, urged outright disobedience of the law, which requires criminal background checks for those purchasing firearms at gun shows and on-line. “We will not comply: We will ask our sheriffs and prosecutors not to comply as well,” said Shea. Shea was a visitor last year to the compound of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who has refused to pay...
  • Nugent on Gun Control - Some Of The best Words Ever Spoken

    01/01/2015 1:31:14 AM PST · by Ray76 · 16 replies
    A person's moral compass can be determined by how he references free men their right to defend themselves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUexKY8Blew
  • OK:Failure of Victim Selection: Do not Burglarize a Gun Rights Supporter

    12/26/2014 4:53:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 73 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Pastor Vinyard in his Church It appears that the teen burglar did not read the papers.   It is foolish to burgle the house of a "vocal supporter of gun rights", and then attack them in their home.  Tom Vinyard is the senior pastor of Windsor Hills Baptist Church, and has been outspoken in his political beliefs.  From newsok.com: A pastor at a northwest Oklahoma City church who has been a vocal proponent of gun rights has been cleared of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy at the pastor’s home. (snip)  The pastor arrived home about 3...
  • You Won’t Believe What These Anti Gun Folks Are Openly Saying… (videos)

    12/23/2014 7:03:50 AM PST · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    progressivestoday.com ^ | 12-21-2014 | Michael Strickland
    “Gabby Giffords came to Oregon on October 21st, 2014. The event was private, but media was allowed in. YouTuber Daylight Disinfectant made his way in and filmed the entire thing…Obama appointed D.A. Amanda Marshall makes fun of “2nd Amendment enthusiasts”, then they start to talk about removing the privacy of folks who have been through the current background check system and turning the records over to the federal government. Multnomah County Commissioner Judy Shiprack then talks about having the state legislature address the “administrative rule” that the Oregon State Police have in effect where they destroy most background check records...
  • Don't Look for Culture War Arguments in Campaign 2016

    12/16/2014 4:31:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2014 | Michael Barone
    In an earlier column, I looked at the role the abortion issue would play in the 2016 election -- not very much, I concluded -- and promised another column on other cultural issues. Here goes. On anyone's list of cultural issues that have been debated over the last decade, same-sex marriage ranks just behind abortion. And unlike abortion, opinion on same-sex marriage has changed dramatically in recent years. Not long ago, it wasn't a political issue at all. The gifted writers Andrew Sullivan and Jonathan Rauch were making an intellectually serious, and interestingly conservative, case for same-sex marriage. But the...
  • Lame Duck Dems Push Anti-Gun Murthy As Surgeon General

    12/16/2014 10:30:45 AM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 16, 2016 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Rights: No longer fearing electoral revenge from the National Rifle Association, an outgoing Democratic Senate pushed to confirm an anti-Second Amendment radical, who thinks guns are a health issue, as the nation's top doc. A Democratic Senate that earlier balked at the nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to be surgeon general of the U.S. no longer feared the possible electoral consequences of approving him in the wake of November's Republican tsunami. That, along with the GOP's obsession to not be blamed for a government shutdown, gave us a bad budget deal and the Democrats a chance to confirm Murthy. A...
  • Sandy Hook Families Sue AR15 Manufacturer

    12/16/2014 5:45:02 AM PST · by Cheerio · 46 replies
    Town Hall Finance ^ | Dec 16, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    A handful of families impacted by the Sandy Hook school shooting have decided to ease their grief by suing the manufacturer of AR style rifles. Obviously, a little unnecessary litigation is the most effective way to right the wrongs of a madman. According to CNBC: Ten families touched by the Newtown massacre filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday against companies that made, distributed and sold the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle that Adam Lanza used to kill 20 children and six staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary two years ago. The suit argues that the gun is a military assault weapon that never...
  • ‘I Will Not Comply’ rally draws gun-rights supporters to Olympia

    12/14/2014 10:35:16 AM PST · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | December 13, 2014 | J O’Sullivan
    Protester rallied at the state Capitol in Olympia to denounce an expanded initiative on gun-purchase background checks that voters widely approved last month. Following a tradition going back to at least the Whiskey Rebellion of the early 1790s, demonstrators gathered here Saturday afternoon at the Capitol to protest the tyranny of what they consider unlawful American government. But instead of decrying a tax on distilled liquor such as Pennsylvanians did just years after the U.S. Constitution was ratified, demonstrators here at the “I Will Not Comply” rally denounced a law expanding gun-purchase background checks that was approved last month...
  • Gun Rights Tips the Scale over Gun Control

    12/11/2014 9:13:45 AM PST · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | 12/11/2014 | Pew Research
    Support for gun rights has edged up from earlier this year, and marks a substantial shift in attitudes since shortly after the Newtown school shootings, which occurred two years ago this Sunday. The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted Dec. 3-7 among 1,507 adults, also finds a shift in attitudes about whether gun ownership in this country does more to protect people or put people’s safety at risk. Nearly sixin-ten Americans (57%) say gun ownership does more to protect people from becoming victims of crime, while 38% say it does more to endanger personal safety. In...
  • Support for gun rights at highest point in two decades

    12/10/2014 1:26:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 10, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Gun-rights supporters are now a majority among Americans, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Wednesday that marks a stunning turnaround from two years ago, when the Newtown school shooting had appeared to give gun control advocates the upper hand in the public debate. It’s the highest approval rate in two decades, Pew said, and it’s driven by changing attitudes across nearly all demographic lines, including among black Americans who are increasingly likely to view guns as good for protection, rather than as a public safety danger. According to Pew, 52 percent of the public says it’s more important...
  • Black Friday’s Boost to Firearm Ownership

    11/29/2014 7:58:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Bad news for Michael Bloomberg: It turns out that Americans really like guns. While most of the focus for Black Friday is on the half-priced TVs, and Victoria Secret sales, a sizeable portion of Americans decided to head to their local gun store and pick up a new firearm. After all, nothing says “Merry Christmas” quite like an AK47 with a red and green bow on it. (Hint, hint, wink, wink.)Black Friday is known for being the biggest domestic shopping day of the year – and the firearm industry doesn’t generally miss out. On a typical day, the National Instant...
  • End of California's 10-day Gun Waiting Period for Some?

    11/20/2014 8:31:58 PM PST · by cakid1 · 21 replies
    Cal Guns Foundation ^ | 11-20-14 | cakid1
    Calguns Foundation: Court denies requests by California Attorney General Kamala Harris.
  • Gun Grab U.N. Arms Treaty To Take Effect Dec. 24

    11/13/2014 10:12:32 AM PST · by raptor22 · 46 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 13, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: To some, concern over a U.N. Arms Trade Treaty set to take effect Dec. 24 is much ado about nothing. But a president unconstrained by Congress or the Constitution may try to impose severe limits on gun rights. All treaties must be ratified by two-thirds of the Senate, and that's not about to happen in the case of the unratified Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), particularly after the 2014 election that gave the GOP Senate control. The same, of course, could have been said about the Kyoto Protocol and other climate change deals that mandate that governments tie their...
  • St. Louis Open Carry/Firearm Education Walk

    10/28/2014 6:31:23 AM PDT · by BB62 · 10 replies
    Riverfront Times ^ | 10/27/14 | Danny Wicentowski
    "Own a gun in Missouri? Legally? With a concealed carry license? Well, congratulations are in order, because you can open carry that gun all you want, seemingly anywhere, and nobody -- not St. Louis mayor Francis Slay, state legislators or the cops -- will stop you. That's the takeaway from Saturday's open carry demonstration through Citygarden and the Gateway Arch, which attracted around 50 local and out-of-state activists to the heart of downtown St. Louis. Participants wore holstered pistols or carried long rifles slung over the shoulder, drawing both stares from passing tourists and the ire of the city's mayor."
  • Do Black People Have Equal Gun Rights?

    10/26/2014 2:34:21 PM PDT · by Theoria · 44 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 Oct 2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Conventional wisdom holds that firearms are the preserve of conservative white men. You would never know this at my local shooting range, which happens to be in a majority African-American area, and has a clientele that reflects that fact. There, as a white man, I’m often in the minority; just one more guy who likes to fire weapons — another person to chat to and share stories with. It is, I’d venture, how things should be. By rights, the Second Amendment should serve as a totem of African-Americans’ full citizenship and enfranchisement. For centuries, firearms have been indispensable to black...
  • 10 yr old competitive shooter seeks to inspire others

    10/21/2014 11:36:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    This isn’t the sort of breaking news, horror show healine which generally makes the rounds when talking about kids and guns, but it’s a nice story which deserves a little more visibility. An “iReport” feature on CNN describes the education and competitive record of ten year old target shooter Shyanne Roberts of New Jersey. Meet Shyanne Roberts, a 10-year-old competitive shooter who is out to prove something: Children with guns don’t always mean disaster.“I want to be an inspiration to other kids and be a leader,” said the girl. “Kids and guns don’t always mean bad things happen.”The Franklinville, New...
  • One Cop’s View On Video Cameras [VIDEO]

    10/21/2014 7:35:20 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10-20-2014 | Deputy Matt
    Video cameras? Yes please! Give me one. Maybe two or three. I am absolutely a HUGE proponent of law enforcement using in-car and body mounted cameras. Some ask why I feel so strongly about the subject, and to them I offer the following personal anecdote. I have personally benefited greatly from the video obtained by a digital video camera, the in-car camera system in my patrol car. A number of years ago, I was involved in an incident where, as I arrived at the scene of a call, I came under fire by a suspect armed with a rifle. I...