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  • Guns in School

    10/09/2015 6:14:59 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 18 replies
  • Armed guards protect Senate Democrats as they demand new gun-control laws

    10/08/2015 4:40:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/08/15 | S.A. Miller
    Senate Democrats gathered Thursday on the steps of the Capitol surrounded by about a dozen armed guards to announce a new push for tougher gun-control laws. The officers from the U.S. Capitol Police, who carried sidearms, were in addition to the regular detail paroling the Capitol ground due the large number of elected officials attending the event, according to a officer on the scene. About 27 Democratic senators attended the event.
  • Why are Intergalactic Background Checks the Gun Grabber’s Holly Grail?

    10/08/2015 3:22:19 PM PDT · by Torcert · 29 replies
    Oct 8 2015 | N/A
    Proviso – for those who know the answer right off the bat this is entirely obvious. But there are new people to the fight for our God-given and Constitutionally affirmed Civil-Rights just entering the fray and so this is for them. So why does the #nationalSocialistLeft obsess over this issue. It wouldn’t of helped in many recent shootings so it’s a pointless exercise if it is supposed to ‘solve’ this problem. So why do the gun gabbers keep circling back to carp on this talking point ad nauseam? It’s simple to understand if one just works backward from the gun...
  • Father destroys his firearm after Oregon mass shooting [Truncated]

    10/08/2015 12:15:43 PM PDT · by Talisker · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8 October 2015 | THOMAS BURROWS
    A gun lover who has lost two members of his family to shootings has destroyed his own weapon after the deadly rampage carried out by Chris Harper-Mercer, which left nine dead. Steve Elliott, from Merced in California, posted an emotional blog post on Facebook about how he had used an angle grinder to break up his handgun and admitted that he was left 'ashamed' it took this latest gun atrocity for him to act. Elliot, who is in his 50s and who has owned a gun since he was 12-years old, had previously been by his own admission a vocal...
  • 7 Gun Control Myths That Just Won’t Die

    10/08/2015 11:10:29 AM PDT · by Torcert · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 7, 2015 | Sean Davis
    After every shooting, politicians and activists rush to the cameras or their keyboards to tell people exactly what should be done to stop mass shootings in the future. Unfortunately, the debate between the two sides is rarely illuminating, as it usually devolves into tired recitations of worn-out talking points about the issue. These talking points are invariably littered with myths and factual inaccuracies. Here are 7 myths about gun control that just won’t die.1) The ‘Gun Show Loophole’ Allows Anyone, Even Criminals, To Get Guns In reality, the so-called “gun show loophole” is a myth. It does not exist. There...
  • 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...
  • Ben Carson Is Right — Charge Attackers, Don’t Shelter in Place

    10/08/2015 7:30:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/08/2015 | David French
    Common sense apparently does strange things to some progressive minds. Yesterday morning, speaking on Fox and Friends, Ben Carson said of a mass-shooting situation, “I would not just stand there and let him shoot me. I would say, ‘Hey guys, everybody attack him. He may shoot me, but he can’t get us all.’” The New York Times declared that his statement was “drawing widespread rebuke from his critics and reviving questions about his candidacy.” ABC News asked him to “clarify” his statement, leading to this rather amusing exchange: ABC: Dr. Carson can you clarify your statements on the Oregon shooting?...
  • There's No Correlation Between Gun Laws and Homicide Rates

    10/08/2015 6:04:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 10/7/2015 | Christine Rousselle
    In the wake of the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, there's been a lot of talk about America's gun laws and ways to prevent mass shootings. As my colleague Matt Vespa wrote on Friday, there's a lot of misinformation on the topic being spread around. One law professor, Eugene Volokh, decided to do the math and see if gun laws were actually effective in reducing crime. Volokh drew up a graph
  • Carson:"The Whole Question" Wasn't Shown In My Oregon Comments

    10/08/2015 6:35:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson addressed the controversy over his statement regarding the Oregon shooting, stating, “they didn’t show the whole question” on Wednesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
  • Words Matter, Or At Least They Used To (And Need To Again)

    10/08/2015 4:17:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Technology has made life immeasurably better. We now have the sum total of human knowledge in our pockets and at our fingertips. This connectivity has made communication much easier – we can now reach anyone at just about any time. Ironically, the largest impediment to human-to-human communication is not the technological barriers that have been erected, but we humans ourselves. There was a time, or so I’m told, when a handshake or someone’s word was enough. Communication was unambiguous. A deal was a deal. Leave it to people to screw up that simple societal bargain. You can Google just about...
  • Grandfather's WWII rifle is an illegal assault weapon, NJ court rules

    10/01/2015 6:38:39 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 63 replies
    <p>Cumberland County man cannot keep his grandfather's World War II rifle because it is an illegal assault firearm, according to a Sept. 15 New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division decision.</p> <p>The New Jersey State Police seized Danny Burt's M1 carbine and 20 other firearms in April 2013 after a temporary restraining order was lodged against him.</p>
  • If banning is bad for abortion then why is it good for guns?

    10/07/2015 12:19:58 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    American Irony ^ | 10-7-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • How to Create a Gun-Free America in 5 Easy Steps

    10/07/2015 11:59:08 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 22 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Austin Bragg
    Want to create a gun-free America in 5 easy steps? Here's all there is to it:
  • Roseburg Rally Goes Viral, Patriots Standing Nationwide

    10/07/2015 7:03:55 AM PDT · by Twotone · 74 replies
    Patrick Henry Society ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 | Kit Lange
    It’s been roughly 36 hours since a patriot in Oregon—local activist Casey Runyan—posted on Facebook to say that “on Friday, we assemble.” Runyan’s words were a direct call to patriots in the Pacific NW to stand with citizens in Roseburg who have already made it clear that Obama is not welcome there for his planned visit on Friday. The call was regional…but the answer was national. The rally went viral. Not even the mainstream Obama cheering section can ignore it anymore. In that 36 hours, 23,000 people have been invited on Facebook alone, not counting emails, Twitter, and other social...
  • American prisons to free 6,000 drug traffickers in biggest-ever inmate release

    10/07/2015 6:49:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 07 Oct 2015 | Harriet Alexander
    American prisons to free 6,000 drug traffickers in biggest-ever inmate release October 30 will see 6,000 drug dealers freed from American jails as the country struggles to cope with the world's largest prison population By Harriet Alexander, New York 07 Oct 2015 Six thousand drug traffickers are to be freed from American prisons at the end of this month, in the country's largest-ever mass release of prisoners. The men and women will be freed as part of a plan to reduce overcrowding. America is the world's biggest jailer, and a quarter of the whole world's prison population is in the...
  • I Love My Guns

    10/07/2015 7:20:35 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 26 replies
    “Folks, we’ve got a problem. I love firearms, I do. I’m trained in their use, I’m skilled in their use, I’m trained in safety, and I’m a responsible firearm owner. And this is a message to responsible firearm owners. People, at some point, we’re going to have to come to the conclusion that we’re going to need to get guns away from people who shouldn’t have them.”
  • Guns Don’t Kill People, Liberalism Does

    10/07/2015 4:18:06 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 8 replies ^ | 10/6/15 | Trevor Thomas
    Mother Theresa warned us years ago, “We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, of killings, of wars, of hatred. If a mother can kill her own child, what is left but for us to kill each other?” As she accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, Mother Theresa declared that abortion “is the greatest destroyer of peace today. Because if a mother can kill her own child—what is left for me to kill you and you kill me—there is nothing between.” In other words, if as a culture we’ve become comfortable killing in the womb, we shouldn’t...
  • In Rare Interview, Matt Drudge Issues Major (no guns) Challenge to Obama and Hillary: ‘I Dare You!’

    10/06/2015 11:47:42 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 06, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Matt Drudge issued a dare to President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton Tuesday, during a rare radio interview with Alex Jones. Drudge was responding to Jones asserting that a civil war may ensue if politicians attempt to confiscate guns. “Well, because they are all armed themselves. Where they all have that security around them themselves. They don’t have to worry about [security],” said Drudge, who refused to be on camera. “I challenge Hillary, take away your Secret Service. Take it away now! Take away your Secret Service! Dismiss them. Have no security around you. Have no guns around you, Hillary....
  • Something the government should try before confiscating guns...

    10/06/2015 4:19:52 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    American Irony ^ | 10-6-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • They Shoot Christians, Don't They?

    10/06/2015 3:28:06 PM PDT · by all the best · 8 replies
    Gary North's Specific Answers ^ | October 2, 2015 | Gary North
    what he witnessed. If you love Jesus, what would be your attitude after the first Christian was shot? I know what mine would be. "Let's get this bastard now, or we're all dead." That would also be my reaction if he targeted Muslims. Once the first victim is gunned down, someone had better call all the rest to action, and then rush him. This person is going to get shot. He is going to get shot anyway. This suicide mission requires a call to action. Otherwise, people will remain inert, hoping for the best. The best strategy in an unarmed...
  • A Marine Says: If a Shooter Shows Up, Don't Be a Victim, Attack

    10/06/2015 2:09:30 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 44 replies
    Radix News ^ | 10/6/2015 | Coleman Jennings
    Have you ever asked yourself what you would do if you encountered a crazed shooter at your school, workplace, or a public space? Your actions in that moment could save your life, and those of others.... Let’s focus on Fight. This is the one I’ve considered for 15 years. And has been heightened by my time in the Marines. When there is no escape, you MUST fight. Charge the attacker. Throw a water bottle, binder, book, coffee, chair, desk, back pack, anything, to throw them off. Then charge them.
  • Cuomo calls on the federal government to keep weapons out of New York 

    10/06/2015 12:18:15 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies ^ | october 6, 2015 | kenneth lovett
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on the federal government to protect New York’s borders by enacting a gun control law that will keep weapons from entering the state. ALBANY — Rather than trying to protect the country’s borders to keep Mexicans out, Gov. Cuomo on Monday called on the federal government to protect the state’s borders by enacting a gun control law that will keep weapons from entering New York from other states. “They're so worried about the border with Mexico, worry about my state borders,” Cuomo said during an appearance on WNYC radio’s “The Brian Lehrer Show.” “I'm not worried...

    10/06/2015 9:59:53 AM PDT · by shortstop · 8 replies ^ | 10/06/15 | bob Lonsberry
    When two people look at the same issue and come to different conclusions, it’s usually because one of them is wrong. Like Obama is wrong about Roseburg. Before the bodies were out of the building, he had pulled his pre-written speech out of the drawer and was angrily denouncing guns and the people who own them. He ripped the Republicans and he ripped the NRA – I happen to belong to both organizations, by the way – and he said that America was a screw-up nation. Somehow, he said, we’re dumber than the rest of the developed nations and only...
  • Gun Shop-Owning Roseburg Grandma Gives Completely Unfiltered Answers When Asked About Gun Control

    10/06/2015 8:17:50 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct. 6, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Gun Shop-Owning Roseburg Grandma Gives Completely Unfiltered Answers When Asked About Gun Control — Including Her Nickname for Obama Oct. 6, 2015 9:19am Jason Howerton An 86-year-old gun shop owner in Roseburg, Oregon, recently gave an unfiltered interview to NBC News, criticizing President Barack Obama’s “strange” gun control ideas and revealing her unflattering nickname for the commander in chief.
  • The Right Does Have Answers on Guns, Mr. President

    10/06/2015 6:16:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    On the assumption that there are good and bad people on both the right and the left and that everyone is horrified by mass shootings, how is one to explain the great divide between right and left on the gun issue as it relates to these mass murders? Why does the left focus on more gun control laws, and why doesn't the right? One reason is quintessentially American. Most Americans believe that it is their right -- and even their duty -- to own guns for self-protection. Unique among major democratic and industrialized nations, Americans have traditionally believed in relying...
  • Left-Right Divide on Gun Control:The Left asks,“Does it feel good?” The Right asks,“Does it do good?

    10/06/2015 5:25:12 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 5 replies
    nat review ^ | 10/6/15 | d prager
    Assuming that there are good and bad people on both the right and the left and that everyone is horrified by mass shootings, how is one to explain the great divide between the Right and the Left on the gun issue as it relates to mass murders, such as the one recently committed at Umpqua Community College? Why does the Left focus on more gun-control laws, and why doesn’t the Right? One reason the Right doesn’t focus on gun-control laws is quintessentially American. Many Americans believe that it is their right — and even their duty — to own guns...
  • Guns Don't Kill People - Liberals Kill People

    10/06/2015 5:16:40 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 15 replies
    Renew America ^ | Oct. 6, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    By now the reader is well-aware of the recent school shooting that took place at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Another mass shooting, another excuse for the left-wing vultures to prey on the carcasses of the dead. Another opportunity for Pres__ent Obama to grandstand and huff and sigh and affect an air of righteous indignation. Another occasion for left-wingers to roll their eyes and complain about how even after this shooting, those dastardly right-wingers still won't support "common sense gun laws." The reason we don't, of course, is because the left-wingers are still making the same old, nonsensical, discredited...
  • Facts Don't Work on Gun Control, so Obama Uses Emotion

    10/06/2015 4:46:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    In his speech on the Umpqua Community College shooting in Oregon last week, President Obama sounded more upset about America's gun laws than about the horrific massacre. We barely had the preliminary facts about the shooting, the shooter and the victims, and he was already lecturing the nation again on gun control. Instead of calling the nation to prayer, he said we would learn about the victims in the coming days and then "wrap everyone who's grieving with our prayers and our love." Those words out of the way, he immediately pivoted to complaining that "our thoughts and prayers are...
  • Oregon sheriff wrote, "Gun control is NOT the answer," and residents agree

    10/06/2015 4:25:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 6, 2015 | Marisa Gerber
    Carolyn Kellim's upper lip snarled to the left at the mention of gun control. "I think that's the worst thing in the world that can happen," said Kellim, 86, who runs KC's Exchange gun shop out of her home.
  • Roseburg's Gun Store Grandma Shuts Down "Excutive Anus" Obama's Gun Control Narrative

    10/06/2015 4:18:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    In Roseberg, Oregon–the same town which recently witnessed a heinous attack in a gun free zone at Umpqua Community College (UCC)–86-year-old Carolyn Kellim owns a gun store and says she is sick of “executive anus” President Obama’s “strange ideas” on gun control.
  • Guns Don’t Kill People—Liberals Kill People

    10/06/2015 2:39:31 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/06/15 | tim dunkin
    You think individual left-wing fruitcakes on Ritalin are dangerous? Just wait until left-wing government gets into power without a citizenry that is broadly and heavily armed By now the reader is well-aware of the recent school shooting that took place at Umpqua Community College in Rosedale, Oregon. Another mass shooting, another excuse for the left-wing vultures to prey on the carcasses of the dead. Another opportunity for Pres__ent Obama to grandstand and huff and sigh and affect an air of righteous indignation. Another occasion for left-wingers to roll their eyes and complain about how even after this shooting, those dastardly...
  • Hillary Clinton Pushes Change Allowing Shooting Victims To Sue Gun Makers (Shortened)

    10/05/2015 1:33:33 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 47 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    In the wake of the attack on Umpqua Community College (UCC) Hillary Clinton is pushing new regulations on gun shows and a change in laws allowing shooting victims and their families to sue gun manufacturers.
  • 4 California students arrested for plotting mass shooting

    10/05/2015 1:33:00 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 5 replies ^ | 10/5/15 | Aol
    4 California students arrested for plotting mass shooting Four northern California students have been arrested for plotting to carry out a shooting at a high school, authorities said. Authorities took four unidentified students into custody after they uncovered their plan to shoot and kill faculty members and students at Summerville High School, the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office said on Saturday. "The suspects plan was very detailed in nature and included names of would be victims, locations and the methods in which the plan was to be carried out," the sheriff's department said in a Facebook post.
  • Guardian Author: My Child Did Not Know Guns are Real

    10/05/2015 12:23:22 PM PDT · by rightistight · 68 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 10/5/15 | Aurelius
    The daughter of Guardian author Jessica Valenti did not know that guns existed "in real life." Valenti laments that she even has to tell her daughter "anything about guns," including confirming their existence. According to Valenti, her daughter five-years-old daughter Layla looked at a picture of Martin Luther King, Jr that hangs in her room and asked, "How did he die?" Valenti told her that he was killed by a man with a gun. "And that’s when she asked, shocked, if guns existed “in real life,”" and then asked why guns were "allowed." "The truth is that I resent that...
  • Dodger player’s brother shot, wounded in Woodland Hillls

    10/05/2015 12:23:18 PM PDT · by windcliff · 5 replies ^ | 10-5-15 | Alexander Nguyen
    The brother of Los Angeles Dodger relief pitcher Josh Ravin was shot and wounded in Woodland Hills, and police Monday were trying to find the suspect in the case. The Dodgers player blamed a “mentally unstable person” for the shooting of his brother. The shooting happened near 22901 Vanowen St., LAPD Officer Mike Lopez said. “A man in his 30s was shot multiple times,” Lopez said Sunday after the early morning shooting. “He was taken to a hospital in stable condition and remains in stable condition today.” Pitcher Josh Ravin posted several statements about the shooting of his brother, Joel...
  • Trump: Armed teachers could have stopped Oregon massacre

    10/04/2015 8:14:44 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 113 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 4 2015 | Eugene Scott
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump said Saturday that had teachers been armed at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, the deadly shooting there this week would not have been as tragic. Trump has previously cited mental health issues, not guns, as the biggest cause of shootings in the U.S. But his comments on Saturday are his most extensive and emotionally charged about firearms since he launched his campaign in June, as he spoke about his personal gun ownership and elicited his biggest applause of the afternoon in discussing gun rights. "By the way, it was a gun-free zone," he said at a...
  • Urban Survival-Every Day Carry

    10/05/2015 10:57:02 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    More often than not I encounter women who have their concealed-carry permit yet leave their gun at home. During the first six months after receiving my permit I did too. Just like so many, I was almost more fearful of being under-prepared to bring the gun than I was about my own safety. I had the gun, holster, belt and more than a few hours spent down range, but had no idea how to transition from the range to carrying every day. What was missing? The tools and the knowledge to address the moments before, during and after the critical...
  • Poll: Should Christians Arm Themselves?

    10/05/2015 5:33:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to the pollSome people seems to think that Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey of Tennessee said something controversial when he suggested that these are troubled times; that Christians are under attack, and that it would be wise for Christians to obtain a concealed carry permit and be willing to defend themselves.  From the“Whether the perpetrators are motivated by aggressive secularism, jihadist extremism or racial supremacy, their targets remain the same: Christians and defenders of the West,” he wrote.“While this is not the time for widespread panic,” Ramsey added, “it is a time to prepare. I would encourage my fellow...
  • Should We End Welfare For Peace and Safety?

    10/05/2015 7:46:40 AM PDT · by A CA Guy · 10 replies
    Self ^ | 10/04/2015 | A Ca Guy
    I'm realizing that most if not all of these no gun zone shooters had no employment to speak of. With too much time on their hands they seem to be influenced and are investing in violent videos and very bad internet influences. Many had parents who considered their kids normal and allowed them access to guns, violent videos and the Internet despite mental issues.
  • To Curb Gun Violence, Hillary Clinton Has a Plan for Possible Executive Action

    10/05/2015 7:23:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/05/2015 | Maggie Haberman
    On the heels of the nation’s latest mass shooting, Hillary Rodham Clinton will issue proposals on Monday to curb gun violence, including holding out the potential of using executive actions. Mrs. Clinton, a Democrat, will announce the new proposals in separate town-hall-style events in New Hampshire, a state with a Democratic senator who has voted for some gun-control measures but where there is a thriving gun and hunting culture. The proposals will come just days after Mrs. Clinton said she wanted to lead a “national movement” to counter the National Rifle Association, after another mass shooting, this time at a...
  • Oregon Terrorist Forced Christians To Crawl, Woman To Beg For Life As He Butchered Them

    10/05/2015 4:39:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | October 5, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Here is the question no one is asking: Who wasn’t shot in the head by the Oregon shooter? Christians were murdered on the spot, but those who weren’t Christians were spared. Who are they? And why hasn’t any media outlet asked that question? Who was spared and why?
  • How Hillary Plans to Tackle Gun Control [secret service protected for 38 years and counting]

    10/05/2015 4:30:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 5, 2015 | Liz Kreutz
    "... Clinton’s plan, her campaign said, will continue calls for universal background checks and for the ban of military-style assault weapons from the streets. In addition, it will call for a crackdown on the sale of guns on the Internet and at gun shows -- something Clinton will say she will even take executive action to do -- in order to ensure that all gun sellers are held to the same standards as gun stores. It will also push for legislation to prevent gun sales from going through without completed background checks (something currently dubbed a "Charleston Loophole"), and for...
  • Oregon Shooter's Father Absolves Son: Guns,Not His Parenting To Blame

    10/05/2015 3:39:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 53 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Brandon Darby
    The father of the Oregon shooter who ruthlessly murdered 9 people at a community college in Umpqua, Oregon, insists that his son isn’t to blame for shooting innocent victims, but rather, ‘guns’ are to blame. The man absolving his son of responsibility is Ian Mercer and he made the statements during a CNN interview. A report in the Daily Beast claims that Mr. Mercer abandoned his son at birth–a factor that the father did not mention during his anti-gun rant on television.
  • Donald Trump:Politicians Who Push Gun Control Don't Understand (Shortened)

    10/04/2015 2:45:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies ^ | October 4, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    During an October 4 appearance on This Week With George Stephanopoulos, Donald Trump responded to President Obama’s calls for more gun control by stressing that politicians who push gun control to solve problems do not not fully understand the problems they are trying to solve.
  • In an Oregon gun shop, President Obama's message does not sit well

    10/04/2015 8:22:12 AM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies
    reuters ^ | Oct. 3, 2015 | Emily Flitter
    ROSEBURG, Ore. (Reuters) - The first thing customers entering the Roseburg Gun Shop see is a life-sized cardboard cutout of President Barack Obama with a Middle Eastern scarf around his head and a badge pinned to his chest that reads: "Gun salesman of the year."The customers and sales staff in this store, located 10 miles (16 km) from Umpqua Community College, where a gunman killed nine people and injured nine others on Thursday, said they were horrified by the shootings. But they were not buying the president’s argument that guns were the problem.
  • So the Oregon shooter’s guns were legal. Now what?

    10/04/2015 6:15:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Much like the famous quote about how everyone talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it, (often attributed to Mark Twain, though it was probably first said by Charles Dudley Warner) mass shootings are portrayed as a problem with no solution. Actually, there are solutions on the table from both sides but nobody wants to talk about them.Having been off duty when the Oregon college shooting news broke, I had the time to absorb some of the constantly shifting details coming out of the crime scene. As with all of these events there were wildly inaccurate reports...
  • Oregon Shooter’s Father Calls for Gun Control - He has never held gun, never wants to [VIDEO]

    10/04/2015 2:10:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 109 replies
    Slate ^ | October 4, 2015 | Daniel Politi
    The father of the gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college before turning a gun on himself said the shooting “would not have happened” if his son would not have been able to amass so many weapons. “The only thing I would like to say is a question that I would like to ask is how on earth could he compound 13 guns? How could that happen? They talk about gun laws, they talk about gun control but every time something like this happens they talk about it and nothing is done,” Ian Mercer told CNN. “I’m...
  • Father of Oregon Killer Blames GUNS, Not Son, For Umpqua Massacre [VIDEO]

    10/03/2015 5:37:10 PM PDT · by absentee · 67 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10/3/15 | Caleb Howe
    "I'm not trying to say that they're to blame for what happened. But if Chris had not been able to get hold of 13 guns it wouldn't have happened." CNN just interviewed the father of the murderer of nine people at Umpqua Community College this week, and though he claims he is not blaming guns, he spent most of the interview doing that exact thing. "That's what guns are. The killers. It's as simple as that. It's black and white," he says. Guns are the killers. Not his son.
  • Australia’s 1996 Gun Confiscation Didn’t Work – And it Wouldn’t Work in America

    10/03/2015 11:46:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/03/2015 | by MARK ANTONIO WRIGHT
    Within hours of the gunfire falling silent on the campus of Umpqua Community College in Oregon Thursday, President Obama stepped up to a podium and declared that America should follow the path of our Anglosphere cousins to reduce gun violence. “We know that other countries, in response to one mass shooting, have been able to craft laws that almost eliminate mass shootings,” the president said. “Friends of ours, allies of ours — Great Britain, Australia, countries like ours. So we know there are ways to prevent it.” “Australia” is Obama’s preferred euphemism for that most cherished of gun-control ideals:...
  • Shooting up America: Guns are a national disgrace

    10/03/2015 6:18:58 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 58 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 2, 2015 | Mark Morford
    Guns are, in a word, perfect. Guns are unparalleled, really; they are small masterpieces of precision engineering, one of humanity’s most deliberate, perfectly designed tools. There is simply no denying a gun’s intention, no possible misunderstanding of its reason for existing. Unlike cars, knives, drugs, alcohol or any other freely available, potentially deadly items which can (and do) kill lots of people, guns are the only commercially available instrument in the world that we designed specifically for the purpose of the eradication of life. A gun’s nature is, as they say in the tech world, baked in to the hardware....