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  • Democrats Push for Toughest Gun Laws in Decades after Winning the House

    11/12/2018 7:08:23 AM PST · by LoicW · 34 replies
    NN ^ | 11/11/18 | Jay Greenberg
    After winning control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections, the Democrats are now planning to push for the most aggressive changes to gun legislation in decades. The Democratic Party is aiming to shake up current laws with the biggest changes to current regulations in the last 25 years. Dems are preparing for the big push ahead of the new term, which begins January, but Republicans are unlikely to make it easy for them.
  • Why the ACLU supported Trump scrapping rule on limiting guns for mentally ill

    11/10/2018 11:21:34 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    CBC News ^ | Feb 2018 | Mark Gollom
    In February 2017, Trump repealed an Obama-era rule to strengthen the federal gun background check system after the 2012 shooting of 20 young students and six staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. There are laws in the United States regarding the sale of weapons to some mentally ill individuals. It is unlawful to sell a firearm to a person who "has been adjudicated as a mental defective" or "has been committed to any mental institution." Obama's regulation would also have required the Social Security Administration to send the names of some people unable to manage their disability...
  • Brazilian President-Elect Bolsonaro is Serious about Gun Law Reform

    11/10/2018 4:17:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 November, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Brazilian President-Elect Jair Bolsonaro is showing he is not your typical politician. Bolsonaro has held his political doctrines for decades. For decades, he has been unable to have them implemented because of the power of entrenched leftists in the Brazilian government. One of those deeply held positions is the belief that trusting the people with more power is the ethical thing to do. Specifically, President-Elect Bolsonaro is willing to trust them to be capable of protecting themselves with their own firearms.The government of Brazil has taken the opposite tactic for forty years, making firearms harder and harder for Brazilians to...
  • Mother of Thousand Oaks Shooting Victim: ‘I Want Gun Control’

    11/08/2018 4:44:49 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 85 replies
    https://www.thedailybeast.com ^ | 08 November 2018 | unknown
    The mother of a man who survived the Las Vegas shooting but was killed in the Thousand Oaks shooting Wednesday night told local reporters that she wanted policy change over thoughts and prayers for her son's death. “My son was in Las Vegas with a lot of his friends and he came home. He didn’t come home last night, and I don’t want prayers. I don’t want thoughts,”
  • CA Bar shooting leaves 12 dead, including police sergeant

    11/08/2018 6:41:53 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/08/18 | Katherine Lam, Stephen Sorace
    Without saying a word, a mysterious man in black clutching a semi-automatic pistol opened fire on a California bar packed with college students celebrating "country night" Wednesday — claiming the lives of at least 12 patrons, including a veteran sheriff's sergeant nearing retirement, before officers found the gunman dead. Hundreds of people -- including students from California Lutheran University, private Christian school Pepperdine University and California State University Channel Islands -- were inside Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif., for the country music event when shots suddenly rang out at about 11:20 p.m., Ventura County police said. Police...
  • Maryland: Cops Shoot Man to Death In His Home For Resisting Gun Confiscation

    11/07/2018 5:15:59 PM PST · by deandg99 · 117 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/07/2018 | Chris Menahan
    Police in the Democrat haven of Maryland shot and killed a man in his home on Monday while serving a “protective order” under a new law which allows them to seize people’s guns without due process. Since the new gun confiscation law went into effect on October 1st, police have carried out 114 such confiscation orders, which comes out to over 3 such seizures every day.
  • Washington city ends gun sales by police after AP probe

    11/06/2018 2:07:25 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    AP ^ | 11/06/18 | MARTHA BELLISLE
    The city council in Spokane, Washington, has passed an ordinance prohibiting police from selling confiscated firearms, citing an Associated Press investigation that found that some guns sold by law enforcement were used in new crimes. “Disposing of long guns and assault rifles is a sensible approach,” Councilwoman Candace Mumm told The Associated Press in an email after the 6-1 vote on Monday night. “Instead of spending time recycling weapons, our police staff can get back to the primary mission of solving crimes and protecting the public.” The Spokane Police Department has sold 311 firearms since 2011, spokesman Officer John O’Brien...
  • Why Philly Jews are arming themselves: ‘I’m going to go down fighting’

    11/06/2018 6:52:59 AM PST · by george76 · 52 replies
    THE INQUIRER ^ | November 5, 2018 | Samantha Melamed,
    On Friday afternoon, with just a few hours before sundown and the start of the Sabbath, David Parvey hurried to a South Philadelphia gun shop called Firing Line to get his new 9-millimeter pistol. To Parvey, who attends an Orthodox Jewish synagogue in Center City, it felt like the only rational response to the Oct. 27 mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, where 11 congregants were killed. "I legally have the right to at least be able to match evil with some sort of response, and in my mind I would be dumb not to," said...
  • Man Fatally Shot By Cops While Unlawfully Confiscating His Guns In Serving “Red Flag” Order

    11/06/2018 5:15:03 AM PST · by deandg99 · 79 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/06/2018 | Tim Brown
    See what happens when you violate the rights of the people? This is only the beginning and I hope the family of this man sues the pants off the police and the state for their lawless behavior. A Ferndale, Maryland man was shot and killed at home when two Anne Arundel County police officers who were violating their oath and this man’s Fifth Amendment rights by attempting to steal his property (guns) under Maryland’s unconstitutional “red flag” “laws.” The Baltimore Sun reports: The man, whose name was not released, answered his door in the 100 block of Linwood Ave. at...
  • U.S. militia groups head to border, stirred by Trump’s call to arms (WaPo freakout)

    11/04/2018 3:19:43 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 46 replies
    Washington Post and MSN News ^ | 4 Nov 18 | Mary Lee Grant, Nick Miroff
    Michael Vickers, a veterinarian and rancher in Falfurrias, Texas, says he won’t let outside militia onto his property and he doesn’t think such groups will be trusted by most area landowners. Gun-carrying civilian groups and border vigilantes have heard a call to arms in President Trump’s warnings about threats to American security posed by caravans of Central American migrants moving through Mexico. They’re packing coolers and tents, oiling rifles and tuning up aerial drones, with plans to form caravans of their own and trail American troops to the border. “We’ll observe and report, and offer aid in any way...
  • Good Morning America host Piers Morgan: Why don't you give up some of your guns?

    11/01/2018 8:09:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/01/18 | Andrew Benjamin
    I assume Piers will next want us to give up ribeye because it is not made of carrot? Piers Morgan, one of England’s greatest proponent of civil rights, democracy, rule of law and freedom of speech, tweeted in response to the Pittsburgh synagogue attack where eleven citizens of the Jewish faith celebrating the birth of a child were butchered:
  • Neil Young takes on NRA with new video for 'Ohio'

    10/31/2018 1:36:19 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/31/18 | Judy Kurtz
    Neil Young is taking on the National Rifle Association (NRA) and pushing for “common sense gun laws” ahead of the midterm elections, releasing a new video for his 1970 protest song “Ohio.” “’Ohio’ was written back in 1970 after seeing the cover of a magazine with a young girl kneeling beside her fallen friend. When the National Guard murdered four students at Ohio’s Kent State University for protesting the Vietnam War, it was a pivotal moment in our history. It was a pivotal moment for me,” Young wrote of the inspiration behind the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young song in...
  • Stacey Abrams Supports Banning AR-15s, Won’t Say if She’d Confiscate Them From Georgians

    10/31/2018 7:50:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    Washington Free Beacon. ^ | October 30, 2018 | David Rutz
    Democrat Stacey Abrams would not say Tuesday whether she would support rounding up AR-15 firearms from Georgians if elected governor. Conservative co-host of "The View" Meghan McCain read out a list of Abrams' gun control bona fides, including her "F" rating from the National Rifle Association and endorsements from the group Everytown for Gun Safety and gun control activist Michael Bloomberg. "Do you, like Everytown, support banning the AR-15?" McCain asked. Abrams replied she was not "anti-gun," talking about her enjoyment of trap shooting and target shooting, but she also touted her support of background checks, three-day waiting periods, and...
  • Lying Dem Candidate’s Complicated Dance Around A Gun Ban

    10/31/2018 6:46:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 31, 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    This is a story which started back in July but is heating up once again in the final week before the midterms. As you may recall, Tedra Cobb is the Democratic candidate hoping to unseat Republican Elise Stefanik in New York’s 21st congressional district. It’s a fairly conservative, upstate region with a long history of Second Amendment support. Unfortunately for Cobb, someone caught her on camera telling her supporters that she would support an “assault weapons” ban if she made it to Washington, but couldn’t say so publicly because it would cost her the election.
  • Parkland shooting survivors featured in New York Magazine photo essay

    10/30/2018 3:36:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 10/29/18 | Tim Swift
    A New York Magazine photo essay on the victims of American school shootings features several Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School survivors, baring their scars and telling their stories of recovery. Anthony Borges, who was one of more than a dozen people....
  • Republican Mayor Survives Recall Effort After Twitter-Checking David Hogg

    10/29/2018 4:06:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 10/26/18
    .... it was refreshing this week to see the people of Waterville, Me. stand behind their Republican mayor, Nick Isgro, after an effort was launched to recall him from office. Mayor Isgro’s supposed offense? Calling gun control activist David Hogg to task in a tweet.....
  • Pittsburgh School Board refuses to arm police on campus

    10/27/2018 1:31:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 27, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    This turned out to be a particularly oddly timed story to come across after the Synagogue shooting this morning. Someone should probably have a word with the parents and teachers in the Pittsburgh Public School system. At a recent meeting of the school board, a measure was brought up for a vote which sounds as if it should be a no-brainer except for the fact that it hadn’t been done long ago. Should the police who patrol on school campuses be armed? That was the question before the board. And they shot it down (pun intended) by a margin of...
  • US mid-term elections: The Republican who changed his mind over guns

    10/22/2018 2:26:07 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 21 replies
    BBC News ^ | 22nd October 2018 | Anthony Zurcher
    Not long ago Republican Phil Scott was one of the most popular governors in America, poised for a comfortable re-election in November. Then, after a possible school shooting was discovered by police in Vermont, he decided to support sweeping gun-control legislation - and has reaped a political whirlwind. The Vermont governor stands at a lectern in front of the state capitol building in Montpelier on a grey, blustery April day earlier this year. His wife and various politicians, officials and dignitaries stand behind him. Before him, a motley crowd. Some are cheering; others are angry - and loud. He's talking...
  • Sundown at Coffin Rock

    10/21/2018 12:39:07 PM PDT · by super7man · 8 replies
    The Blue Press ^ | Unk. | Mark Pixler (editor)
    The old man walked slowly through the dry, fallen leaves of autumn, his practiced eye automatically choosing the bare and stony places in the trail for his feet. There was scarcely a sound as he passed, though his left knee was stiff with scar tissue. He grunted occasionally as the tight sinews pulled. Damn chainsaw, he thought. Behind him, the boy shuffled along, trying to imitate his grandfather, but unable to mimic the silent motion that the old man had learned during countless winter days upon this wooded mountain in pursuit of game. He's fifteen years old, the old man...
  • Snapshot: Majority in U.S. Now Oppose Ban on Assault Rifles

    10/19/2018 1:08:51 PM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Gallup ^ | October 19, 2018 | Megan Brenan
    Americans' support for a ban on semi-automatic guns in the U.S. has dropped eight percentage points from a year ago, when opinions were more evenly divided after the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Last year's measure was unusually high for the trend over the past several years; the current 40% is back to within a few points of where it was between 2011 and 2016.