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  • Katie Couric says sorry for 'misleading' edit in gun rights documentary

    05/31/2016 7:38:34 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 60 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 31, 2016 | Lois Beckett
    Katie Couric apologized on Monday after days of criticism about a “misleading” edit in her new documentary that made gun rights advocates “appear to be speechless” when asked a simple question about gun control. “I take responsibility,” the news anchor wrote in a statement on the website for Under the Gun, a documentary about gun violence in America that she narrated and produced.
  • A (not so) Brief History of the Gun

    05/23/2016 5:36:01 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 13 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 5/23/16 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    As debates about guns and gun rights in America rage, truly to understand the gun, one needs to look at its history. The story of the gun is a fascinating and riveting look not only at history, but science, business, politics, justice, and morality as well. Throw in a great deal of ingenuity, a good deal of heroism, and a small dose of romance, and the story of the gun is the world’s greatest tale of human invention.
  • Pro-gun Democrats silenced as party veers left on Second Amendment

    05/19/2016 7:55:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2016 | David Sherfinski
    LOUISVILLE — Gun rights backers lament what they describe as a leftward drift on Second Amendment rights by Democrats in recent years, and predicted the push for stricter laws in blue state bastions such as California and Illinois will cost them even more independent-minded voters. Within the last decade, Democrats, including then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, were making overtures to gun groups including the National Rifle Association. But the 2012 Newtown school shooting spurred a realignment, with Democrats at the national level increasingly adopting a gun control posture, pushing gun rights Democrats to suppress their own views, said attendees at...
  • Actual Shooting By Armed Citizen - Great Gun Tactics & Situational Awareness

    05/10/2016 9:06:12 AM PDT · by Signalman · 13 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/25/15 | Think like a cop
    Actual footage of an armed citizen getting robbed and how he uses great tactics to disengage from threat and then pull gun and stop the predator / criminal from doing more violent crime and hurting other victims. Lots of lessons here.
  • Gun rights advocates say Donald Trump is their candidate for the White House

    05/08/2016 9:58:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 8, 2016 | David Sherfinski
    Donald Trump heads this month to the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Kentucky riding a wave of strong support from the country’s gun owners, who say he’s just what they’re looking for in November. While pro-lifers, tax-cutters and others in the conservative coalition are struggling with Mr. Trump as the likely GOP presidential nominee, gun-rights leaders say there’s no hurdle for them. “I have not seen anything on the issue of guns that’s caused me to hesitate with him,” said Philip Van Cleave, president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League. “He seems to be the real deal on guns,”...
  • As States Expand Gun Rights, the Police Join the Opposition

    05/03/2016 1:28:10 PM PDT · by progunner · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 5/3/16 | CAMPBELL ROBERTSON and TIMOTHY WILLIAMS
    GULFPORT, Miss. — Guns in bars. Guns in airports. Guns in day care centers and sports arenas. Conservative state lawmakers around the country are pressing to weaken an array of gun regulations, in some cases greatly expanding where owners can carry their weapons.
  • Arlington gun store’s owner sues critics, says opponents issued death threats

    04/25/2016 4:09:09 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 25, 2016 | Patricia Sullivan
    The owner of the Arlington gun store that opened last month despite vociferous objections from local residents has sued 64 people, including elected officials, claiming that they conspired to destroy the business, harassed the owner and landlord and mailed death threats to the 16-year-old “owner-in-training.” The suit, filed last week in Richmond Circuit Court, named seven state legislators who appealed to the landlord, on official General Assembly stationery, to refuse to rent 2300 N. Pershing Dr. to Nova Armory. The lawsuit also named Arlington County Board member Christian Dorsey, School Board member Barbara Kanninen and multiple residents who have spoken...
  • Harriet Tubman Was A Gun-Toting Republican

    04/22/2016 3:19:19 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    There are some knee-jerk reactions to the seemingly "political correctness run amok" move to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, replacing President Andrew Jackson. But the replacing of the slave-owning founder of the Democratic Party with a gun-toting black Republican may spark a political debate worth having and unearth historical truths worth learning. As PJ Media described the announcement: The first woman on United States bank notes will be the famous abolitionist and Republican Harriet Tubman, Politico reported Wednesday. She will give the boot to the nation's sixth president and a major figure in the Democratic Party, Andrew Jackson,...
  • 4 Ways Harriet Tubman Totally Kicked Ass From a Libertarian POV

    04/21/2016 4:59:31 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 48 replies
    Reason ^ | Apr. 21, 2016 10:32 am | Nick Gillespie
    The "Moses" of the Underground Railroad exemplified belief in self-ownership, liberty, equality before the law, and more. So Harriet Tubman (1822-1913) is going to be the new face of the $20 bill. Great choice, yes. The only downside, really, is that the bills won't be released until 2026 or later, by which point they'll be worth, what, about $10 in today's fiat currency? And Andrew Jackson, who in many ways incarnates everything that is awful about America (racist, jingoistic, power-mad, genocidal, and more), will still be on the back of the bill.
  • Why Conservatives Should Cheer for Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill [Republican who shot Democrats]

    04/21/2016 1:53:54 PM PDT · by grundle · 121 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 21, 2016 | AaronClarey
    Video description: Being completely ignorant of history, the left has put a gun-totting, democrat-shooting, Republican on the $20 bill. By all measures and means, today most leftists would HATE Harriet Tubman...and she'd likely shoot them too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAx6geq2cRc
  • Yep, women are signing up for firearms training and buying handguns in record numbers

    04/16/2016 11:59:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 16, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    While not as heavily reported in time past, women are becoming major players in the gun industry and ownership. Contrary to popular belief, women are not stalwarts of gun control politics–they want to protect themselves as any other American. That’s why across the country record numbers of women are lining up to obtain their gun permits. In fact, since 2007, there has been a 270 percent increase in women having concealed carry permits. So, the truth of the matter is that women have always been around guns; it was that no one was catering to their needs, especially when it...
  • Obama SCOTUS Pick Is Anti-Gun Zealot

    03/17/2016 8:11:45 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 17, 2016 | Danirl John Sobieski
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz warns as part of his stump speech that we are one Supreme Court Justice away from losing our Second Amendment Right to keep and bear arms. On Wednesday, President Obama nominated for the Supreme Court vacancy created by the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia just such an individual -- Judge Merrick Garland, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbis, a Bill Clinton appointee.
  • Obama Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland has ‘very liberal view of gun rights’

    03/16/2016 9:03:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 03/16/2016 | Dave Boyer
    The conservative Judicial Crisis Network, which plans to spend at least $2 million on an advertising campaign to oppose Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination, says the nominee “has a very liberal view of gun rights.” JCN chief counsel Carrie Severino said in a blog post that Judge Merrick’s record on the bench since 1997 “leads to the conclusion that he would vote to reverse one of Justice Scalia’s most important opinions, D.C. vs. Heller, which affirmed that the Second Amendment confers an individual right to keep and bear arms.” In 2007, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit ruled against the...
  • Customer kills hatchet-wielding attacker in Burien 7-Eleven

    03/13/2016 12:57:49 PM PDT · by Rinnwald · 37 replies
    KIRO 7 News ^ | 3/13/2016 | Maria Guerrero
    BOULEVARD PARK, Wash. — A masked customer attacked a Burien 7-Eleven clerk Sunday morning with a hatchet, slicing the clerk’s stomach. Police say another customer pulled out a gun and shot and killed the attacker. The good Samaritan had been sitting in the store, drinking his regular morning coffee.
  • Justice Clarence Thomas breaks 10-year streak, asks question in court

    02/29/2016 9:01:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/29/2016 | By Ariane de Vogue
    For the first time in a decade, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas spoke during oral arguments. Just last week, CNN wrote about the ten-year anniversary of Thomas's last question at oral arguments. That anniversary, February 22, came on the same day the Supreme Court first heard oral arguments after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, who was Thomas's ideological soul mate and who had defended his lack of questions over the years. According to reporters in the courtroom Monday, Thomas asked a government attorney, Ilana H. Eisenstein, several questions during a case concerning gun ownership and domestic violence. The question...
  • Which Presidential Candidate Has the Longest Record Fighting for Gun Rights?

    02/25/2016 4:32:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | February 25, 2016 | GOA
    It's easy to forget the cold, dark days of winter, 2013. The horrific tragedy of Newtown had touched the hearts of the nation, and every news outlet -- every one -- was blaming the Second Amendment community for what happened there. GOA was receiving death threats -- not only against us, but against our children. Even Fox News was opining that the battle against Bloomberg's gun control was hopeless, as every news outlet spent every hour of the day predicting that our organization -- and the "gun manufacturers' lobby" [sic] in general -- would be absolutely and totally destroyed. It...
  • How Scalia and Ted Cruz Saved the 2nd Amendment

    02/19/2016 2:36:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    THe American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Since the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the GOP presidential field has, in a rare show of unity, supported Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's statement that Scalia's replacement should be determined by the results of the November election. Democratic hypocrites like Sen. Chuck Schumer accuse the GOP of obstructionism, the memory of their blocking of George W. Bush nominees having faded. They, while insisting that President Obama has the Constitutional right to nominate a replacement, which he does, forget the Senate's Constitutional role to advise and consent -- or not consent. They can say no -- or even...
  • This was Justice Scalia's most game-changing decision in his 30 years on the bench

    02/14/2016 12:55:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/14/2016 | Erin Fuchs
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died Saturday at the age of 79, wrote many notable opinions and dissents during his 30 years on the bench. But there is one case that stands out: Scalia's 2008 majority decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which struck down a Washington, DC, handgun ban and led to a slew of lawsuits questioning the constitutionality of gun control. "It was the first Supreme Court decision to authoritatively interpret the Second Amendment. It is rare for [a] justice to write on a constitutional issue where there is no prior case law," UCLA law professor...
  • The rarely discussed support for gun rights among black voters

    01/30/2016 7:04:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 30, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Gun rights is a topic which seems all too readily broken down among racial lines if you get all of your news from cable TV or the New York Times. Black Americans don’t like guns and white people are just crazy about them, right? (Or just crazy, I suppose.) But while there are some definite trends to support the stereotype, no group is ever as homogeneous as the press would have you believe. While I rarely turn to NPR for my news, I ran across an interesting interview this month conducted by Karen Grigsby Bates, speaking with one black gun...
  • Yes, The Australian Model On Gun Control Means Bans and Confiscation

    01/27/2016 6:41:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Nobody wants to take your guns. That's what most mainstream pro-gun control Democrats say ad nauseam at various rallies. There's also the "I support the Second Amendment, but…" that advocates of gun control say prior to offering some pie-in-the-sky policy proposals that usually venture into bans on so-called assault rifles, limiting magazine sizes, or an all-out ban on semi-automatic firearms. That's essentially a gun ban. Both Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama have praised the Australian-model of gun control, which the National Rifle Association decided to explain at length in a recent video. It deals with gun buybacks, confiscation, and bans....
  • Democrats attempt to set legal framework to sue the gun industry out of existence

    01/21/2016 7:21:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Well, most of the Democratic 2016 field supports this, as do anti-gun activists, so it's no surprise that some members of Congress are trying to gut the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act in 2005 (via the Hill): Gun manufacturers could be sued by victims of gun violence under new legislation from Democrats.The Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act would roll back long-standing protections enjoyed by the gun industry that shields it from many lawsuits.The bill would make firearms manufacturers and dealers liable for harm caused by the weapons they sell. The legislation is...
  • Friends Raising Funds for Ailing Gun Rights Activist Vanderboegh

    01/18/2016 7:54:13 AM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | January 17, 2016 | By David Codrea
    USA -(Ammoland.com)- Gun "law" noncompliance activist and citizen journalist Mike Vanderboegh has been given a terminal prognosis by his doctors, readers of his Sipsey Street Irregulars blog were told earlier this month. The sad news comes after years of being at the forefront of the "I will not comply" movement while struggling with major health problems and hospitalizations. In addition to participating in gun transfer defiance protests and "smuggling" standard capacity magazines in states that have banned them, Vanderboegh is noted within the Second Amendment community as the architect of the "Three Percent" movement. Of special note, he's the blogger...
  • In Delaware, 71% of gun charhges are dropped

    01/17/2016 9:07:17 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 7 replies
    The News Journal | January 17, 2016 | Esteban Parra
    http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2016/01/15/prosecutors-gun-charges-dont-matter-much-convictions/78428440/
  • The new theme in the anti-gun game is, "Sanders Panders"

    01/17/2016 11:09:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 17, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Hillary Clinton and her team are definitely hearing the shuffling footsteps of Bernie Sanders creeping up behind them. The former Secretary of State and her surrogates have been firing back at the Vermont Senator in a serious fashion this week, seeking a way to blunt his recent gains in the polls. The problem for Bernie seems to be that he’s not used to being attacked and has little experience in how to respond. The gut level impulses of either Sanders or somebody on his staff are showing now that the pressure is on because he’s backing off on some of...
  • Obama Tells Rape Victim Gun Won't Protect Her

    01/15/2016 7:10:11 AM PST · by raptor22 · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 15, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Liberals like to talk about women’s rights but among those rights is, or should be, the second right enshrined in the Constitution’s Bill of Rights -- the right to keep and bear arms to protect one’s self. A woman’s body is her own, liberals tell us, and she has the right to choose to have an abortion. But the same liberals would deny women like Kimberly Corban the right to defend her body, and her children, with a firearm against the predators who lurk among us.
  • The Dick Act of 1902 - Gun Control FORBIDDEN!

    01/11/2016 8:04:19 PM PST · by dvan · 29 replies
    H.R.11654 ^ | 1902 | U.S. Congress
    Were you aware of this law? DICK ACT of 1902 - CAN'T BE REPEALED (GUN CONTROL FORBIDDEN) - Protection Against Tyrannical Government It would appear that the administration is counting on the fact that the American Citizens don't know this, their rights and the constitution. Don't prove them right. The Dick Act of 1902 also known as the Efficiency of Militia Bill H.R. 11654, of June 28, 1902 invalidates all so-called gun-control laws. It also divides the militia into three distinct and separate entities. **SPREAD THIS TO EVERYONE ** The three classes H.R. 11654 provides for are the organized militia,...
  • ObamaCare does not Trump the Second Amendment

    01/07/2016 12:06:01 PM PST · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Daniel John Sobieski
    Shredding the right to keep and bear arms has long been a goal of President Obama, the self-professed constitutional law professor who has long regarded the Constitution as an impediment to advancing his progressive agenda and acquiring as much federal power as possible. The rules he has announced are touted as “sensible gun restriction” are in fact a shameless gun grab that violate the Constitution and patient-doctor confidentiality.
  • Are Climate Skeptics Too ‘Mentally Ill’ to Buy Guns Under Obama’s New Rules?

    01/06/2016 9:30:38 AM PST · by Theoria · 47 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 05 Jan 2016 | Craig Bannister
    Today, Pres. Obama announced new executive orders on gun control designed to keep "mentally ill" people from buying guns - but, will they be used to prevent climate skeptics from buying firearms? Under Obama's new rules, doctors can now report people deemed "mentally ill" to the FBI so they can be denied gun licenses. As the official White House fact sheet on the new gun control regulations states (emphasis added): "Current law prohibits individuals from buying a gun if, because of a mental health issue, they are either a danger to themselves or others or are unable to manage their...
  • TED CRUZ: “We don’t beat the bad guys by taking away our guns, we beat the bad guys by USING...

    01/04/2016 12:18:11 PM PST · by Isara · 38 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Jan 4, 2016 | The Right Scoop
    TED CRUZ: "We don't beat the bad guys by taking away our guns, we beat the bad guys by USING OUR GUNS!" - [VIDEO] Ted Cruz responded to Obama’s threat to issue an executive action on gun control, saying “We don’t beat the bad guys by taking away our guns, we beat the bad guys by USING our guns!”...Ted Cruz on Guns (Video)Cruz also said that if elected, he will rescind every illegal and unconstitutional executive order Obama has issued, including any that take away the gun rights of Americans.
  • Coming Soon: Legislation To Heavily Regulate Ammunition In New York

    12/30/2015 2:08:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    I wish I could say I'm shocked, but this is New York. It's an anti-gun state. Of course, some local legislators were going to try and regulate the sale of ammunition (via Brooklyn Daily Eagle): State lawmakers from Brooklyn announced on Monday new draft legislation aimed at tightly restricting the sale of ammunition in New York. The Senate and Assembly bills were drafted in an effort to keep potential terrorists from stocking up on ammo, according to sponsors state Sen. Roxanne Persaud and Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon. The twin bills are backed by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who worked with...
  • Oh Goodie: Obama Expected To Do Something On Gun Laws After Christmas

    12/19/2015 11:38:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Well, if there's one thing that was left out of the president's final press conference of the year, it was gun control. There have been rumblings that some policy initiative coming from this administration on guns could be announced after the holidays (via Roll Call): So far, the White House is keeping its plans — and the details of its legal review — under wraps. But sources say the administration is zeroing in on the definition of just who is in the gun sales realm. "What we expect is that they are going to better define what it means to...
  • The Blaze's Dana Loesch Torches The 'Godless Left's' 'Coordinated Assault' On Constitutional Rights

    12/14/2015 12:14:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    The San Bernardino shooting that occurred earlier this month was horrific. Two radical Muslim shooters, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, took the lives of 14 people and wounded more than 20 in what is increasingly looking like a terrorist attack. The media's reaction to the shooting was equally horrendous. On the day of the attack, the LA Times editorial board said our infatuation with guns borders on suicidal impulses. This is before we knew anything. Yet, the media's reaction to those offering prayers to the victims and their families bordered on perversion; for heaven's sake those who survived the attack gathered...
  • Gunman shot at Walmart in Pennsylvania

    12/12/2015 9:37:18 PM PST · by 1_Of_We · 47 replies
    http://www.wptz.com ^ | 1:23 AM EST Dec 13, 2015 | Joe Sutton
    <p>Possibly a concealed carry person took care of business. Hopefully was warranted.</p>
  • NYT: Americans With Assault Rifles Should 'Give Them Up For The Good Of Their Fellow Citizens'

    12/06/2015 6:48:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 144 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Well, it seems the media's horrific campaign of inaccuracy hasn't stopped. According to Reuters, for the first time in nearly a century, The New York Times editorial board took their plea for gun bans to the front page on Saturday, calling our nation's inaction on gun control a "moral outrage and a national disgrace." No, we shouldn't be surprised that they decided to follow the likes of the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times with their own inane call to arms for gun control. And we shouldn't be shocked that they want policies that employ confiscatory measures, while also banning...
  • NY Sheriff Tells Residents Who Are Licensed To Carry Firearms To 'Please Do So'

    12/06/2015 1:06:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    The day after the horrific shooting in San Bernardino, Paul J. Van Blarcum thought it was about time to remind Americans to take advantage of their Second Amendment rights. Van Blarcum is the current sheriff of Ulster County, New York. He issued a statement on Facebook encouraging those who are licensed to carry firearms to "please do so," along with telling fellow police officers, both retired and on active duty, to carry their guns every time they leave their homes. "We are the thin blue line that is entrusted in keeping this country safe, and we must be prepared to...
  • Mark Kirk sides with U.S. Senate Democrats on gun rights (Illinois)

    12/06/2015 7:12:58 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    ILLINOIS REVIEW ^ | Dec 5, 2015
    Saturday, December 05, 2015 ILLINOIS Kirk sides with U.S. Senate Democrats on gun rights WASHINGTON DC - During four crucial votes on Second Amendment issues, U.S. Senator Mark Kirk departed from the Republican majority last week in D.C. Illinois' junior senator chose instead to vote with senior Senator Dick Durbin and the Democrat minority. Kirk was the only Republican to vote with Democrats on the following votes on December 3:
  • Liberal Media Is Once Again Completely Wrong About Gun Violence

    12/04/2015 1:13:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Cry havoc and unleash the dogs of war…for gun control. This appears to be the mantra of the left in the wake of the horrific mass shooting in San Bernardino. The perpetrators were officially identified yesterday as Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, both in their late-20s, who opened fire at a Christmas party for the county's health department workers; Farook was a county employee of five years prior to his senseless rampage. They killed 14 and wounded up to 21 people in the worst mass shooting since Newtown in 2012. They were subsequently killed in a firefight with police and...
  • Journalist explains the intent of the 2nd Amendment (short - must watch)

    11/04/2015 5:47:00 PM PST · by ripnbang · 7 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | November 4, 2015 | Patriot Post
    We could use a few more journalists like Ben Swann. “The Second Amendment is not about hunting, or even just about defense of your own home. It was written by men who ultimately believed that governments and armies would turn on their own people. The Second Amendment was written to guarantee that would never happen.” Video here http://patriotpost.us/posts/38682
  • Why all the Confiscation talk from the Democratic National Socialist Party?

    11/04/2015 12:30:09 PM PST · by Torcert · 65 replies
    11/4/2015
    In days of yore the Lie was 'No one is talking about Confiscation', but something has changed as of late. Such talk is now common amongst the national Socialist elite despite the lack of a shooting being prevalent in the media. It is axiomatic that one does not call for confiscation until its foundational steps are in place: Intergalactic Background Checks and Registration. The reason should be clear to everyone, people need to be fooled into registering their firearms with the solemn promise that it won't lead to confiscation. This was the case in the UK for example, were the...
  • Drudge is Right About Obama's Gun-Free Zone Hypocrisy

    11/04/2015 9:37:00 AM PST · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 4 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    In President Obama’s hometown of Chicago on Halloween night Saturday, a robbery was thwarted when a concealed carry permit holder with a valid firearm owner’s ID card under Illinois law shot the thug dead. It showed that even in Obama’s Chicago, more guns mean less crime and, in this case, one less career criminal. It also shows that opponents’ fears that concealed carry laws will mean carnage in the streets as garden-variety disputes escalate into a proverbial gunfight at the OK Corral are false. Since the U.S. 7th Court of appeals struck down Illinois’ ban on concealed carry as unconstitutional...
  • No, 10,000 Children Aren't Killed Or Injured By Guns Every Year

    10/30/2015 5:00:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Our sister site Twitchy posted about this pro-gun control tidbit from CNN's Sally Kohn, where she wrote that guns kill or injure 10,000 kids a year, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. In all, she was trying to say that given these figures, shouldn’t we regulate firearms in the same fashion as we do cars and children's toys? Recently, my CNN colleague Mel Robbins made a startling point. Robbins was on "Legal View" to discuss the case of an 11-year-old who shot and killed an 8-year-old neighbor when host Ashleigh Banfield noted that 10,000 children are killed or injured by guns every year. […]...
  • Wisconsin jury ignores federal law in gun shop case

    10/25/2015 11:31:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 25, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Radio personality and CNN host Michael Smerconish doesn’t limit himself to the broadcast world. He published an article at Philly.com this weekend smiling favorably on a Wisconsin jury who was actually doing something while the rest of the nation simply debated. But what feat of prestidigitation did this group of citizens manage? Did they team up with O.J. and finally find the real killers? Has Bigfoot been located at long last? No… it turns out that they managed to find a gun dealer responsible in a civil trial for the damage caused by a person who illegally purchased a weapon...
  • The latest prediction that the NRA is going to collapse any day now…

    10/20/2015 12:24:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 20, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Hillary Clinton has staked out her turf on the gun rights issue and clearly identified the NRA as the enemy. (In fact, I believe she listed the organization as one of the “enemies” she was most proud of having made, shortly behind the Republicans and half of the country.) We can expect a lot more of that over the next thirteen months, as well as forecasts of doom for gun rights organizations everywhere. One of those came out already this week, as UCLA law professor Adam Winkler took to the pages of the Washington Post to predict that not only...
  • Court decision paves the way for Australian-style gun ban

    10/20/2015 5:55:07 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Oct. 20 2015 | Michael Filozof
    On Monday, the Court of Appeals for the Second U.S. Circuit issued a long awaited decision on the constitutionality of the most drastic gun control law in U.S. history, the New York SAFE Act of 2013. The Second Circuit ruled that nearly all of the law does not violate the Second Amendment. The SAFE ("Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement") Act was presented to the New York State Senate and passed into law in 15 minutes. No debate was allowed, and senators did not have time to read the bill before voting it into law. The SAFE Act is a complete...
  • Gun-rights group vows to game mayor's gun buyback effort

    10/19/2015 5:30:20 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 3 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 19 Oct 2015 | FRANK MAIN
    Hours after Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a $250,000 gun buyback program on Monday, a downstate gun-rights advocate promised to come to Chicago to exploit it. “We will be delighted to transact business once more with do-gooders in Chicago,” John Boch, executive director of Champaign-based Guns Save Life, said Monday.
  • Hillary’s gun confiscation proposal is going to backfire in a big way

    10/17/2015 11:09:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 17, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Allahpundit wrote yesterday about Hillary Clinton’s startling lurch to the left on guns. The story dealt largely with her fascinating suggestion that the United States should look at a “buyback program” similar to Australia’s draconian laws which they instituted in 1996 following a mass shooting in Tasmania. (Barack Obama made the same reference last year, by the way, though it never went anywhere.) As AP noted, this wasn’t a gun buy back program such as many states and municipalities have offered. It was mandatory confiscation with a modest cash reimbursement to soften the blow. Before moving on to the latest...
  • Greta Van Susteren Comes Out Fot Bullet Control

    10/16/2015 5:56:02 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 16, 1948 | Daniel John Sobieski
    It is not a novel idea -- the notion that the route to gun control is not by attacking the right to bear arms which the U.S. Supreme Court has declared to be both an individual and a national right, but to use that old standby, regulation, to dry up the supply of bullets. It was that idea that was endorsed by Fox News host Greta Van Susteren when she appeared on ABC’s “This Week”...
  • Patron Shoots Armed Would-Be Robber Dead at Waterbury Cafe: Police

    10/11/2015 6:17:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    NBC ^ | 10/11/2015
    An armed man was shot dead by a patron after the suspect tried robbing the Waterbury, Connecticut, cafe and the patrons inside, police said. Police are investigating the fatal incident as a homicide. Police received reports of gunfire at Cafe Azzurri at 500 Bank Street at about 2:30 a.m. Responding officers found a man with at least one gunshot wound at the cafe and pronounced him dead at the scene. Witnesses told police that the would-be robber had come into the cafe wielding a gun and tried to steal from the business and the customers, police said. However, a patron...
  • Hillary vs. The 2nd Amendment

    10/08/2015 9:58:20 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 8, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Hillary Clinton, who served an administration that ran thousands of guns to Mexican drug lords under Operation Fast and Furious, is now fast and furiously trying to resurrect a failing campaign by taking aim at so-called gun rights “extremists”. In the wake of the shootings at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, Mrs. Clinton advocated in New Hampshire for a new gun group for “responsible gun owners” apart from the National Rifle Association, which she considers extremist, even though no NRA member has ever been involved in a mass shooting...
  • Shocker: Pretty Much Everything Obama Said About Gun Violence Was Wrong (Shocker?)

    10/03/2015 6:07:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    The president’s emotional plea for us to politicize mass shootings to curb Second Amendment rights was explicitly clear Thursday night. The president cited what he considers to be the facts that support his narrative on the issue of gun violence in America. Namely, that the American people, including gun owners, want stricter gun laws, that it’s easy to obtain firearms, and that the UK and Australia have passed laws that reduced mass shootings. Obama Addresses the Nation on Umpqua Tragedy: Gun Control, Gun Control, Gun ControlLet’s start with the polling. First, the support for gun control has waned since Newtown, with support dropping...