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  • Venezuelan Army Can Shoot Protesters, Effective Immediately

    01/30/2015 5:49:48 AM PST · by StaffiT · 12 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 · 43 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 · 27 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...
  • Man Jailed For Legally Owning Gun Publishes Book

    10/20/2014 6:56:04 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    progressivestoday.com ^ | 10-19-2014 | Pat Kane
    While Brian Aitken’s The Blue Tent Sky: How The Left’s War On Guns Cost Me My Son And My Freedom is written is an unassuming and accessible way, it is by no means an ‘easy read.’ In fact, it will likely be the most difficult book you’ll ever read.Brian Aitken is a man who was forced into a tragedy thought inconceivable in the United States — being stripped of his family and his freedom all for owning a gun in New Jersey. When Brian was pulled over in 2009 he had not committed any crimes, the guns he would...
  • Maryland Sheriff Attacked for Promising to Defend 2nd Amendment

    10/11/2014 11:22:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    I know this won’t be shocking, but we have some additional proof that the gaggle of anti-gun groups spread throughout the nation don’t generally have a firm grip on the civilian nature of our democratic republic. The pro-gun sheriff of Wicomico County in Maryland (yeah… there’s a pro-gun sheriff in Maryland) is under fire from anti-gunners after a comment he made about protecting the Second Amendment rights of Wicomico citizens. According to Delmarvanow.com, Sheriff Mike Lewis is on record explaining that Federal curbs to the Second Amendment will not be tolerated in his county:"As long as I'm the sheriff in this county,...
  • Historic Gun Range About To Be Shut Down By Leftist Bureaucrats

    10/07/2014 11:29:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    Gun ranges are frequently targeted by left-wing activists in the government, and sadly, one is finally about to be wrongly shut down. This is alarming, because it marks the beginning of a slippery slope leading to forcing other gun ranges out of business. This will ultimately lead to a lack of reputable places for people to learn how to defend themselves with firearms, and a major step backwards for the Second Amendment after years of withstanding progressive attacks.The Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club in Washington state has been targeted for nearly 20 years now by left-wing activists in government. I...
  • Venezuela: Utopia Disarmed.. [People control - the common denominator for Socialism]

    10/03/2014 7:55:17 AM PDT · by HammerT · 8 replies
    Ushanka ^ | October 03, 2014 | Karl
    Via 90 Miles, Venezuela Launches Disarmament Program. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is launching a nationwide initiative to encourage civilians to surrender their weapons, in an urgent attempt to stem the tide of violence in his country, which has the second-highest murder rate in the world. What they really meant to say: Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is launching a nationwide initiative to encourage civilians to surrender their weapons because his communist policies have failed and the people are starting to notice. He must double-down with the tyranny and, to do so, must first disarm his victims. History is full of examples:...
  • Second Amendment Vs. Islamic State In Oklahoma

    09/30/2014 8:30:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    investors.com ^ | 9/29/2014 | Editorial
    The Islamic State has issued a global call to lone wolves. One could be standing behind you on the bus, walking next you at the mall or sitting in the next cubicle. In the age of the Islamic State and solo terrorism, gun-free zones are simply an invitation for a terrorist attack. In Moore, Okla., the life-saving value of the Second Amendment was proved once again. It may be our secret weapon in the ongoing war against terrorism.
  • Restaurant Serves Up Discount To Gun Carriers

    09/29/2014 11:33:08 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 21 replies
    sky.com ^ | 29 September 2014 | Sky News US Team
    If you're going to Bergeron's Restaurant in Louisiana bring your appetite - and your gun. Customers at the Port Allen outlet who carry a weapon are given a 10% discount on their meal. According to US news reports, restaurant owner Kevin Cox said he came up with the idea as a way to thank law enforcement officers who go to the restaurant.
  • Police: FBI looking into Moore beheading after suspect tried to convert others to Islam

    09/26/2014 9:27:30 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 80 replies
    KTFOR TV ^ | September 25, 2014 | KTFOR
    MOORE, Okla. – Officials with the Moore Police Department say the FBI is now involved in the investigation related to a brutal attack of workers at a food distribution plant. Sgt. Jeremy Lewis says the alleged suspect, 30-year-old Alton Nolen had just been fired when he drove to the front of the business, hit a vehicle and walked inside. He walked into the front office area where he met 54-year-old Colleen Hufford and began attacking her with a knife. Sgt. Lewis confirms the type of knife used in the attack is the same kind used at the plant. Lewis confirms...
  • Washington DC Maintains Its Prohibition on the Second Amendment

    09/19/2014 1:19:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Washington DC has been ordered to allow concealed handguns… But, c’mon, let’s not get carried away. I mean, why on Earth would we rush to allow such American freedoms in America’s capitol, right? Following in the footsteps of liberal enclaves like Boston, New York, and the People’s Republic of California, Washington DC is paying lip service to the Second Amendment by crafting a “May Issue” concealed carry rule.Essentially, the rule amounts to an arbitrary case-by-case determination of concealed carry applications, where applicants will be asked to provide a “legitimate” reason for carrying a gun. According to WJLA:The District is seeking to...
  • Chicago Liberals Outlaw the Firearm Industry

    09/15/2014 8:02:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Chicago Liberals have decided to do what they do best: kill businesses and ban firearms simultaneously. The new gun laws proposed by the city of Chicago are being described (by admitted leftists) as the “smartest in the Nation.” Needless to say: They’re pretty dumb. A Federal Judge demanded earlier this year that the city develop an actionable plan to allow gun sales within city limits. Of course, not all (or any) of the city council members seem on board. Ald. Water Burnett Jr said of the gun stores, “I don’t think we want these kinds of things in our communities...
  • A Gun-Loving Farewell to Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    09/05/2014 5:57:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Bloomberg seems to be throwing in the towel. Apparently the financially savvy former Mayor of the Big Apple is saying “no mas” to continued attacks on the Second Amendment. With fully armed security, the East Coast Nannycrat is retreating to his private business at Bloomberg LP. Most gun rights activists are lifting a glass in celebration. A man of Bloomberg’s fame (and fortune) certainly deserves a personalized send-off into anonymity… And so, I offer this humble eulogy to his avid disrespect for my personal safety:Dear Ernst Stavro Blofeld Michael Bloomberg;It’s been fun, Mikey. Thanks for the laughs, the entertainment, and the...
  • More than 57,000 gun-friendly bars, eateries crop up across America

    09/03/2014 9:01:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 9/1/2014 | Kelly Riddell
    The owners of TBonz Steakhouse in Augusta, Georgia, decided to be proactive when Republican Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law one of the most comprehensive pro-gun bills in the country this April, which allowed firearms into the state’s bars and restaurants. The eatery hung up a “No Guns” sign on its front door. PHOTOS: Best concealed carry handguns Its customer backlash was so harsh and quick that the steakhouse immediately took down the sign and then posted a mea culpa on its Facebook page. “The sign that was put up regarding firearms has been removed,” TBonz said in its Facebook...
  • Chicago Crime Rate Drops, Thanks To Concealed Carry

    09/03/2014 8:13:12 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 3, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    More Guns, Less Crime: Since Illinois began issuing concealed-carry permits this year, robberies, burglaries, car thefts and, yes, even murder, are down significantly. Last month, when an 86-year-old Crestwood, Ill., man decided to visit his local phone store, he arrived to find a robbery underway. After staying outside to keep others from entering the store, he saw the suspect fleeing through a back door. He pursued the suspect, legal firearm in hand, stopped him, then held him until police arrived to make the arrest. The actions of the unidentified law-abiding citizen were made possible by Illinois becoming the 50th and...
  • 11-year-old to be expelled for bringing a virtual gun to a virtual school?

    09/02/2014 10:12:19 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    Badger Pundit ^ | 9-2-2014 | Badger Pundit
    Meet Melissa A. Horn. She’s the 40-year-old Wisconsin school principal who’s currently bullying an 11-year-old boy over a tiny picture of a gun and an American flag on the computer he uses only at home.The boy, Matthew, is “attending” — through distance learning, via computer — Wisconsin Virtual Learning, a 4K-12K virtual school run as an online pubic charter school by the Northern Ozaukee School District.Horn is its principal and executive director. For more on Horn, consult her LinkedIn page and her “Executive Director’s Message” in which she speaks about how, at Wisconsin Virtual Learning, “we pride ourselves in being...
  • 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 who’ve 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. I’m no expert on law or math, but I believe those potential sentences each exceed one year. And there’s more. As an indictee, Perry’s state-issued Concealed Handgun License, assuming he still has one — his office didn’t 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 Jersey’s 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 District’s 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 California’s unsafe handgun law, Brown’s office announced Friday. Assembly Bill 1964, by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento, is designed to limit the exemption for single-shot pistols from the state’s 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 state’s 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 couldn’t 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 week’s controversial birth control decision by the Supreme Court. To celebrate the court’s 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.