Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $74,304
84%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 84%!! Less than $13.7k to go!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: guns

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Audio Shows Katie Couric Documentary Deceptively Edited Interview with Pro-Gun Activists

    05/25/2016 4:20:24 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 21 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5-25-16 | Stephen Gutowski
    The makers of a new Katie Couric documentary on gun violence deceptively edited an interview between Couric and a group of gun rights activists in an apparent attempt to embarrass the activists, an audio recording of the full interview shows. At the 21:48 mark of Under the Gun a scene of Katie Couric interviewing members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a gun rights organization, is shown. Couric can be heard in the interview asking activists from the group, ďIf there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?Ē The...
  • Gun Review: The Walloper

    05/25/2016 12:04:37 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 5/25/2016 | Oleg Volk
    Handguns are almost always inferior to riÔ¨āes in terms of accuracy and stopping power. Since defensive Ô¨Āghting usually happens up close, those qualities are important, but casual carrying of long guns is not socially acceptable in much of the world. The solution is to use the most powerful handgun that¬ís still practical for unsupported Ô¨Āring. Guncrafter Industries Model No. 4 Hunting pistol attempts to create exactly that kind of weapon by combining 6 inches of barrel with a .50-caliber bore, the largest legally possible without National Firearms Act paperwork. That way, the projectile already has an impressive frontal area, 23...
  • Jepsen, Other AGs Ask Congress To Fund Gun Violence Studies

    05/25/2016 4:42:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | May 25,2016 | Russell Blair
    George Jepsen and 13 other state attorneys general sent a letter to congressional leaders Tuesday asking them to direct funding to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study the causes and prevention of gun-related injuries and death. "There is no time to waste," they wrote. "As the chief civil or criminal law enforcement officers of our respective states, we are charged with keeping our communities safe, and we need evidence-based strategies to combat the epidemic of gun violence that is ravaging our families and communities."
  • Court says 2nd Amendment doesnít trump NJís strict gun laws

    05/24/2016 10:16:04 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 60 replies
    New Jersey 101.5 ^ | May 24, 2016 | Dan Alexander
    A Bergen County man has lost his bid to fight the confiscation of his guns and ammunition following a domestic violence arrest and charges that he had high-capacity magazines and hollow-point ammunition. An appellate decision on Tuesday upheld a Superior Court judgeís earlier ruling that Arthur Vinogradsky was no longer qualified to be a gun owner even though the charges against him were eventually dropped. Itís the latest example of New Jerseyís gun-control laws, which are among the strictest in the nation. In New Jersey, residents must apply to their local police departments to obtain permits to buy, own or...
  • Black Powder History Pt 1

    05/24/2016 9:25:36 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 5/24/2016 | Bob Shell
    Black Powder - Invention to ExplosionIt is believed that the Chinese have been using black powder for about a thousand years and they are generally credited with its invention starting with fireworks. Around 700 years ago someone came up with the idea that if you put some black powder in a tube with a rock it would expel the rock out at sufficient velocity to make it a weapon. Another early idea was to use reinforced bamboo to shoot arrows and darts. No one knows who thought of this, but they did indeed change the world. The general consensus is...
  • The Nationwide Crime Wave Is Building

    05/24/2016 6:01:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    The Wall Street Journal.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Heather Mac Donald
    The Nationwide Crime Wave Is Building As the homicide rate keeps rising in many cities, even some who dismissed the ĎFerguson effectí admit the phenomenon is real. By Heather Mac Donald May 23, 2016 Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey has again drawn the wrath of the White House for calling attention to the rising violence in urban areas. Homicides increased 9% in the largest 63 cities in the first quarter of 2016; nonfatal shootings were up 21%, according to a Major Cities Chiefs Association survey. Those increases come on top of last yearís 17% rise in homicides in...
  • Russian schools in push to give students army training

    05/23/2016 10:08:05 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 27 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 20 May 2016 Share
    Schoolchildren in Russia will soon be taught a variety of military skills such as maintaining firearms as part of a new drive by the country's defence ministry. ...snip.... It will include things like assembling assault rifles, shooting and parachute jumping, but also theoretical subjects such as military history and tactics, the Gazeta.ru news website reports, quoting defence ministry officia
  • Hillary Clinton Picks a Doomed Fight With Americans Over Guns

    05/23/2016 8:57:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | May 10, 2016 | J.D. Tuccille
    "Yesterday, once again, this time horrifically on live television," says Hillary Clinton in a video on her presidential campaign website, "we saw the terrible consequences of gun violence." As it turns out, she's not talking about civilian deaths from drone strikes or bombing raids on hospitals by the U.S. government, but instead about a criminal shooting spree in the United States. Sure enough, the Washington Post pointed out last week that one of Clinton's signature issues heading into the general election is tightening restrictions on the ownership and use of guns by Americans. That's a tall order in a country...
  • New Fast and Furious emails show Obama administration obstructing Congress

    05/23/2016 12:17:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2016 | Rick Moran
    The lid may finally blow off the Fast and Furious cover-up by the Obama administration, as a federal judge ordered the release of thousands of emails showing how then-attorney general Eric Holder obstructed, stonewalled, and misdirected congressional investigators looking into the program. People in the Nixon administration went to jail for less. ... The documents reveal how senior Justice Department officials ó including Attorney General Holder ó intensely followed and managed an effort to carefully limit and obstruct the information produced to Congress,Ē he asserted. They also indict Holder deputy Lanny Breuer, an old Clinton hand, who had to step...
  • A (not so) Brief History of the Gun

    05/23/2016 5:36:01 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 12 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 worldís greatest tale of human invention.
  • Obama lifts U.S. arms ban on Vietnam

    05/23/2016 3:26:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/23/16 | Tiffany Ap, etc
    ....Obama has announced that the United States is fully lifting the ban on the sale of military equipment to Vietnam, which has been in place for decades. In a joint news conference with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, Obama said that the removal of the ban on lethal weapons w
  • Untold Damage: Americaís Overlooked Gun Violence

    05/22/2016 4:36:00 PM PDT · by golux · 53 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/23/us/americas-overlooked-gun-violence.html?_r=0 ^ | 16.05.22 | SHARON LaFRANIERE, DANIELA PORAT and AGUSTIN ARMENDARIZ
    Unlike the butchery that bookended it, it merited no presidential statements, no saturation television coverage. But what took place at 6101 Prentice Street on Aug. 21 may say more about the nature of gun violence in the United States than any of those far more famous rampages. It is a snapshot of a different sort of mass violence ó one that erupts with such anesthetic regularity that it is rendered almost invisible, except to the mostly black victims, survivors and attackers (...) ďClearly, if itís black-on-black, we donít get the same attention because most people donít identify with that. Most...
  • Paul urges elimination of gun fee zones

    05/22/2016 12:39:49 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    The State Journal ^ | May 21, 2016 | Adam Beam
    LOUISVILLE (AP) ó Days after securing a re-election match-up with a wealthy Kentucky Democrat, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul declared his support for allowing guns in every school, movie theater and supermarket in America in a speech to the National Rifle Association. Paul did not mention his opponent in Novemberís general election, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray. Instead, he focused most of his speech on displaying his pro-gun bona fides and urging the elimination of all gun-free zones, including public schools. ďLook, Iíve got children. I canít imagine one of my kids being killed at school by a deranged killer. But, as...
  • FULL [HD] Interview:Donald Trump at FOX & FRIENDS,SUNDAY (5/22/2016)Comment on Hillary & Sanders

    05/22/2016 6:39:02 AM PDT · by GilGil · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/22/2-16 | Fox and Friends via Youtube
    FULL Interview : Donald Trump at FOX & FRIENDS, SUNDAY; May 22, 2016
  • Even soldier working under terrorist threats canít get gun carry permit in NJ

    05/21/2016 9:01:51 PM PDT · by Enchante · 37 replies
    New Jersey 101.5 ^ | May 20, 2016 | Toniann Antonelli
    In denying his application for a concealed-carry permit, Oceanport Police Chief Daniel W. Barcus said Russell was unable to demonstrate ďjustifiable needĒ because there had been no specific attacks or threats made directly on him. To legally carry concealed firearms in New Jersey, residents have to apply to their local police for a permit demonstrating such a need. But critics of the stateís strict gun laws say this results in very few people other than acting and retired law enforcement officials getting approval for such permits.
  • Hillary Clinton goes after Donald Trump, gun lobby

    05/21/2016 6:50:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 65 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 21, 2016 | Hannah Fraser-Chanpong, Reena Flores
    Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton attacked Donald Trump's proposals on firearms Saturday as dangerous for America's children, just one day after the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee garnered the endorsement of the National Rifle Association. "Donald Trump said that in his very first hour as president, heaven forbid, he would overturn President [Barack] Obama's actions to strengthen background checks," Clinton said, speaking at the Trayvon Martin Foundation's "Circle of Mothers" dinner in Fort Lauderdale. "Then, Mr. Trump went further. He said that also on his first day in office he'd mandate that every school in America allow guns in classrooms. Every school,...
  • Donald Trump goes after Hillary Clinton on guns (SCOTUS at Stake)

    05/21/2016 1:45:49 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | May 20, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump... told the NRA that Hillary Clinton would take away the right to bear arms ... Trump, ... dove right into attacking Clinton, saying she "wants to abolish the Second Amendment." "We're not going to let that happen," Trump said. "We're going to preserve it, we're going to cherish it." Trump ... suggested that Clinton would take away gun rights via the Supreme Court. "If she gets to appoint her judges, she will abolish the Second Amendment," Trump told an enthusiastic crowd...... She quickly responded ... on Twitter. "You're wrong, We can uphold Second Amendment rights while preventing senseless...
  • Hillary Clinton to speak to Trayvon Martin Foundation in Fort Lauderdale (SoFL. Protest Opportunity)

    05/21/2016 9:09:31 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 62 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | May 20, 2016 | Amy Sherman
    When Hillary Clinton speaks to the Trayvon Martin Foundation in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, she will be continuing her groundwork to boost black voter turnout in Florida. Clinton will likely repeat familiar themes of importance to black voters, such as inequalities in the criminal justice system, voting rights, school segregation and gun violence, which helped her crush Bernie Sanders in the Florida primary March 15. ... A recent poll showed Clinton and Trump in a dead heat in Florida, a crucial swing state. A $1,500 minimum donation to the foundation is required to attend Saturdayís dinner, which will be held...
  • Pasco Sheriff's Deputies Trade In Glocks For Free SIG Sauer Service Handguns

    05/21/2016 8:23:42 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 63 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | May 20, 2016 | Josh Solomon & Hannah Alani
    DADE CITY ó There's an arms race taking place in law enforcement as weapons manufacturers battle each other for the lucrative right to arm officers. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office is the latest beneficiary of that duel. Last year the agency said goodbye to its old .40-caliber Glock 23 handguns and recently finished equipping its deputies with .40-caliber SIG Sauer P320s. That's because sheriff's officials said SIG Sauer offered to replace their entire arsenal at no cost, sealing the deal. That's a victory for the New Hampshire gun manufacturer over its Austrian rival Glock. Both are among the world's top...
  • NRA, Trump: Clinton would abolish 2nd Amendment, gun rights

    05/21/2016 3:52:38 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 17 replies
    WAVE 3 News- Louisville ^ | May 20, 2016 | GORDON BOYD
    The National Rifle Association may be a nation unto itself in its commitment to the right to bear arms. The number of members attending its annual convention here is larger than the combined populations of Jeffersonville and Clarksville, Ind.; more than 70,000. But the message its leadership delivered by endorsing Donald Trump, and by hosting his second Louisville visit, is aimed at the more than 5 million members who stayed home. "This election is about the soul of the country, and the Second Amendment," said Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. "If your preferred candidate...
  • LIVE: Trump Gets NRA Endorsement @ NRA-ILA Leadership forum 5/20/2016 1-5pm EDT (on FNC)

    05/20/2016 6:11:13 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 569 replies
    Friday, May 20, 2016: Donald Trump will deliver remarks at the National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Actionís (NRA-ILA) Leadership Forum in Louisville, KY. There will be several speakers attending the forum listed below. Full coverage of the event from 1:00-5:00 PM EDT via the NRA. I'm not sure when Trump is scheduled to speak, but we will post as soon as we know.
  • NRA Endorses Donald Trump for President

    05/20/2016 12:09:55 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 20, 2016 | JOHN SANTUCCI and Meghan Keneally
    The National Rifle Association has endorsed Donald Trump for president at today's convention. Chris Cox, the executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action, made the endorsement immediately before Trump walked on stage. "Now is the time to unite. If your preferred candidate dropped out of the race, it's time to get over it," Cox said earlier in his remarks. The news of the endorsement came shortly before Trump addressed the group at their convention in Kentucky. How Donald Trump's Views on Guns Shifted Over Time Trump talked about "crooked Hillary" and said that Clinton is "anti-gun," claiming that...
  • NRA to Endorse Donald Trump for President

    05/20/2016 11:31:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 20, 2016 | John Santucci and Meghan Keneally
    The National Rifle Association plans to endorse Trump at its convention today, sources told ABC News. News of the endorsement comes shortly before Trump addresses group members at their convention in Kentucky.
  • There is movement in God's rest[charismatic Caucus]

    05/20/2016 10:20:20 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-20-16 | Holy Spirit,
    There "IS" movement in My rest, Though you are at peace you wear My Best, The fullness of My Spirit moving in you, Accomplishing The Father's will in all you say and do, Step by step each jot and tittle performed, For in "My rest" you are Re-born, Into My peace bearing the fruit of Tranquility, For each step you now take is an image of Me in the shape of My Kingdom and Majesty, So all others see is me in you , For no other shape has the ability of My will to say and do, The form...
  • Donald Trump Looks to NRA for a Boost

    05/20/2016 4:24:46 AM PDT · by euram · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 19 May 2016 | Beth Reinhard
    He will address a convention on Friday hosted by the political arm of the National Rifle Association, expected to draw tens of thousands of people to Louisville, Ky.
  • Portland State Students Stage ďDie-InĒ Because Cops Carry Guns

    05/19/2016 8:55:58 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 45 replies
    thefederalistpaper ^ | Robert Gehl
    This week, students at Portland State University decided to take a break from whatever studies they have and make fools of themselves. They staged a ďdie-inĒ to protest the fact that police carry guns. Thatís right. They want officers unarmed. ďSo, I do believe I have mentioned the die-in beforeówhat that entails is a lot of us who are abused so to sayÖweíre going to be laying down in the street outside so [the president] can see us so he knows what the Board of Trustees does to us, which is it kills us,Ē one protester explained. The video...
  • #guns - Over 100,000 #veterans have been deprived of right to keep and bear arms by Obama admin

    05/18/2016 6:43:34 PM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 31 replies
    Compleat Advocate ^ | May 18, 2016 | Sen. Chuck Grassley
    ... There appears to be a troubling trend within the VA. As of December 2015, almost 99 percent of the names listed on the 'mental defective' category for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, otherwise known as the national gun-ban list, are from the Veterans Administration. Once a person's name is on that list, they are banned from owning or possessing a firearm. Their Second Amendment rights are completely null and void...
  • Gun used to kill Trayvon Martin sells for $120k

    05/18/2016 11:18:46 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 18, 2016 | David K. Li
    The gun used by former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman to kill unarmed teen Trayvon Martin has sold at auction for over $120,000, according to reports. The last bid on the auction site United Gun Group was for $138,000, according to the Orlando Sentinel. TMZ reported its sources saying the last bid was phony, but that the weapon did sell for over $120,000. Zimmermanís efforts to hawk the infamous weapon have been hampered by fake bids submitted by those offended by crass sale.
  • Man Protects Family from Coyote

    05/18/2016 6:55:34 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 43 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/18/2016 | M Reeber
    This coyote chose the wrong family to mess with. Coyotes are ruthless, aggressive and just donít know their place in the food chain. After this coyote continued to threaten this manís children and pets, he decided to take matters into his own hands to avoid a potential coyote attack. Watch this hunter set a local coyote straight after it threatened his family.
  • Should Your Doctor Ask If You Own Guns?

    05/17/2016 10:01:38 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 121 replies
    Time mag ^ | May 16, 2016 | Alice Park
    Doctors routinely ask if you smoke, and counsel you to wear your seat belt when youíre in a car. Technically, either behavior isnít any of their business, but they do fall under the umbrella of preventive care. Now Dr. Garen Wintemute, director of the violence prevention research program at the University of California Davis, and his colleagues want to add firearms to the office visit for similar reasons. First, he says that no federal or state laws prevent doctors from asking their patients about whether they have guns in the home.
  • The Testimony of Jesus Christ [Charismatic Caucus]

    05/17/2016 7:22:47 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-17-16 | bible ,Holy Spirit
    Supernatural experiences are happening now with in my Body and Bride but do not let this distract you for though you walk on the waters with me it is My Testimony that keeps you afloat for I AM in and through all things and it is as you cause others to understand My love for them that I elevate you to walk in the heavenlies for you are not earthly bound and it is "My Spirit IN YOU" that performs what seems impossible to others for as Stephen did now you shall do ! Acts 6 Seven Chosen to Serve...
  • New Obama Admin Attack on Payday Lenders Raises Concerns Gun Industry Could Be Next

    05/16/2016 5:06:52 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 16 | Stephen Gutowski
    The Obama administration is using aggressive new tactics to go after payday lenders in an effort to shut down part of an industry it targeted previously in Operation Choke Point. The Department of Justice has used the mob-inspired Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization Act, known as RICO, to go after payday lenders in at least three different cases. Those cases involved Native American tribes providing online loans to people in a number of states at rates that exceed limits imposed by those states. Since the tribes enjoy immunity from federal prosecution for violating the interest rate limits imposed by states, the...
  • Alabama Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Vets To Get Concealed Permit For Free

    05/16/2016 3:29:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 16,2016 | Awr Hawkins
    On May 13, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) signed legislation which will now allow veterans to acquire a concealed weapon license for free.
  • Katie Couric: ĎSilent Majorityí of Gun Owners Want More Gun Control

    05/14/2016 8:05:10 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 45 replies
    Breitbart - Big Hollywood ^ | 5-13-2016 | AWR Hawins
    During a May 13 appearance on NBCís Today, Katie Couric previewed her upcoming gun control documentary by claiming a ďsilent majorityĒ of gun owners want more gun control. Couric said these things during an interview conducted by Matt Lauer, who began the interview by countering FBI statistics and claiming mass shootings are on the rise. In September 2014, the FBI released a highly politicized study claiming a rise in mass shootings, only to have the authors of the study recant months later and admit they created data to make the study outcome fit a preconceived conclusion. (snip) So Couric undertook...
  • Convicted Felons getting voting rights back in VA, Media Bias on Guns and Mass Public Shootings

    05/13/2016 5:52:03 PM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 5 replies
    The Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | May 13, 2016 | The Crime Prevention Research Center
    ** Go to website to hear these radio interviews ** http://crimeresearch.org/2016/05/cprc-on-the-steve-gruber-show-michigan-talk-network/ 1st interview President of Crime Prevention Research Center, Dr. John Lott, speaks with host Steve Gruber about the Virginia Governor (Terry McAuliffe) restoring the voting rights of 200,000 convicted felons. The Governor has restored some ďcivil rightsĒ but not all, which would include the right to keep & bear arms. Dr. Lott explains the Virginia State Constitution states that you cannot have the right to vote unless you have had all of your previous rights restored. There will no doubt be a court challenge. This is a naked power...
  • 18 State Capitols Allow (21 Allow in Practice) some form of legal firearm carry

    05/13/2016 5:51:51 PM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 6 replies
    The Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | May 12, 2016 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    CPRC has found that there are 18 State Capitols in the U.S. which officially allow some form of legal firearm carry for either visitors, legislators, employees, or all of the above. Some require the individual have a handgun carry permit before being allowed to enter the Capitol with a firearm. Here is the breakdown of those Capitols. In at least three other states, Iowa, Georgia, and Wyoming, guns are officially banned, but legislators have an agreement that allows them to carry. From our conversation with other legislators, even when there is an official ban, it is our clear understanding that...
  • Don't shoot at snakes while in the water with a .410 Load

    05/12/2016 8:40:32 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 67 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/12/2016 | E Nestor
    Here's a story from one of the angler's on his experience shooting water moccasins with the .410 load. While out fishing with his brother-in-law, snakes were everywhere swimming right up to within a few feet of us to check us out, heads above the water the entire time and not even remotely afraid. Given that I live about 100 yards from the pond, and I'm not a fan of water moccasins (which I'm pretty sure is what these were, because most harmless water snakes swim with their heads down and shy away from disturbances), I ran back to the house...
  • George Zimmerman gun up for auction

    05/12/2016 3:42:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    Fox 35 Orlando ^ | 5/12/16 | Valerie Boey
    George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who was acquitted in the shooting of Trayvon Martin in 2013, is selling his gun. The 9mm pistol that Zimmerman said was used to shoot and kill Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012 is up for sale in an online auctio
  • Accidentally paralyzed ex-LAPD cop settles with Glock gun maker

    05/11/2016 7:32:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    mynewsla.com ^ | 05/11/2016 | Hillary Jackson
    Chavez, now 45, was off duty when he was shot on July 11, 2006, while driving his Ford Ranger near Harbor Boulevard and La Palma Avenue in Anaheim. The former Marine, who joined the LAPD in 1996, was on his way to drop off his son, Collin, with a family member before testifying in a court case. The boy was able to get hold of his fatherís weapon while sitting in the back seat and shot the officer in the back. Chavez, who was assigned to the Newton Division, was rendered a paraplegic paralyzed from the waist down. Judge Kevin...
  • Longmeadow Voters Reject Three Controversial Gun Measures

    05/11/2016 6:58:40 AM PDT · by Vermont Lt · 20 replies
    WesternMass News ^ | 5/11/2016 | Jeff Cramer
    Voters in Longmeadow rejected three controversial gun control measures at the annual town meeting Tuesday evening. They call for a $300 fine for anyone possessing a gun on town property, providing police with descriptions of each firearm a resident owns, and banning assault weapons.
  • Report: Army at Smallest Since WWII

    05/08/2016 12:24:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Newsmaax ^ | 5/8/16 | Cathy Burke
    The Army's active force has shrunk to its lowest level since before World War II, Army Times reported Saturday. According to the military's headcount by the Defense Manpower Data Center, nearly 2,600 soldiers left active duty in March without being replaced, the news outlet reports, adding that during the past year, the size of the active forced has been reduced by 16,548 soldiers. At the end of March, there were 479,172 active-duty soldiers Ė 154 fewer than when the Army halted its post-Cold War drawdown in 1999, the smallest force since the 1940 count of 269,023 soldiers, Army Times reports.
  • Is Captain America Shield really Bulletproof?

    05/09/2016 8:26:42 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/9/2016 | C Cocoles
    Captain America has to be the all time favorite super hero, as he fights the bad guys with his famous round shield. We are also, fascinated with bulletproof objects like the Captain America shield. Gun retailers Miculek.com took this thought a step further and actually tested a Captain America shield weighing 12 pounds. Miculek did make a modification on the shield, he used a titanium one, where as in the comic, the shield was made by Vibranium. Stan Lee the comic creator came up with the term because he wasnít a metallurgist. So Miculek crew took the shield out to...
  • Obama Admin Works to Keep Guns From Many on Social Security Disability

    05/09/2016 8:08:09 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 25 replies
    freebeacon ^ | Stephen Gutowski
    The Social Security Administration has announced the details of a new rule that would bar many receiving federal disability payments from owning firearms. The proposed rule is part of President Obamaís push to tighten gun laws while bypassing Congress. News of the plan to add some Social Security recipients to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, was first uncovered by the Los Angeles Times last summer and has faced fierce opposition from gun rights groups ever since. President Obama announced in January that he was officially ordering the Social Security Administration to start the process for implementing...
  • Fascist Hillary Clintonís 6-Step Plan to Disarming America

    05/08/2016 9:23:35 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 22 replies
    eaglerising ^ | Tim Brown
    Hillary Clinton is not an advocate of the Second Amendment nor the Constitution as she claims. In fact, when it comes to the Second Amendment, there is no way this woman is not going to attack it and the rights it was designed to protect, and now we can easily see her six step plan to disarm the American people. She has even vowed to attack the rights of gun owners on her ďvery first dayĒ in office, if elected. Awr Hawkins, writing at Breitbart, lists six of Clintonís unlawful, tyrannical and even criminal proposals when it comes to infringing...
  • Three People Shot at Westfield Montgomery Mall, One Dead in Second Shooting in Aspen Hill

    05/06/2016 10:29:19 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 62 replies
    Bethesda Magazine ^ | 5/6/16 | Andrew Metcalf
    Police asking for help in search for man connected to Prince George's high school shooting Thursday; MCPS schools locked down............. UPDATE - 1:15 p.m. - Three people were shot at Westfield Montgomery Mall Friday morning and police are searching for the suspect involved. County schools and recreation centers have been locked down. A woman who was shot in a second shooting in Aspen Hill after the mall incident has died.
  • Gunman on the run after shooting estranged wife outside Maryland high school

    05/06/2016 6:13:04 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6 May 2016 | Associated Press
    BELTSVILLE, Md. Ė A man fatally shot his estranged wife while she was waiting to pick up their children outside a suburban Washington high school Thursday afternoon and wounded a man who tried to intervene, police said.
  • Repairing Oklahoman's Right to Arms

    05/06/2016 5:57:45 AM PDT · by profdeming · 2 replies
    Oklahoman ^ | Michael O'Shea
    Because Oklahoma is considered gun friendly, it may be surprising to learn that the Oklahoma Constitution today gives virtually no protection to the right to keep and bear arms. Since our state constitution was adopted in 1907, the courts have weakened its gun rights amendment by ruling that our right to arms is not about personal defense; that it does not protect common self-defense weapons; and that the state can make it illegal to carry a handgun in your own backyard. Shockingly, an early Oklahoma court even stated that it would not violate the state constitution to ban handguns entirely.
  • Six Aspects Of Donald Trumpís Pro-Gun Push

    05/05/2016 11:39:00 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 5, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has a plan to defend gun rights in general and the Second Amendment in particular. The plan is visible in the policies set forth by Trump as well as his understanding of the value of the Second Amendment and the freedoms it guards. Here are six aspects of his plan. National Reciprocity for Concealed Carry... Understands Concealed Carry As ĎA Right, Not A Privilege...í Opposes ĎAssault Weaponsí Ban... Opposes Expansion of Background Checks... Supports ĎHarsh Penaltiesí For Gun Crime... Arm U.S. Troops On Military Bases...
  • A Revision on the Bill of Rights, Part III (a new constitutional argument to seize guns alert)

    05/04/2016 2:19:08 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | April 26, 2016 | Justin Curmi
    The main problem with the notion of self-defense is it imposes on justice, for everyone has the right for a fair trial. Therefore, using a firearm to defend oneself is not legal because if the attacker is killed, he or she is devoid of his or her rights. In addition, one's mental capacity is a major factor in deciding whether a man or woman has the right to have a firearm.
  • Why the NRA hates smart guns

    05/03/2016 6:24:34 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 37 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | Apr 30, 2016 | Jon Stokes
    With yet another push from President Obama to revive initiatives to develop ďsmart gunĒ technology, it looks like itís time to revisit the issue once again. The most common question I got in response to my previous piece on the many problems with smart guns is, ďeven if youíre correct that smart guns are a bad idea, why is the NRA so opposed to letting the market even try to get it right?Ē The NRAís official position is that they donít care one way or the other about smart gun tech, and that the market should decide, but we all...