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  • Report: Criminologists, Economists Find Benefits to Gun Ownership

    02/12/2016 7:41:52 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a
    Townhall ^ | 02/10/2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Report: Criminologists, Economists Find Benefits to Gun Ownership This past December marked three years since the massacre at Sandy Hook. Commemorating the anniversary, President Obama took to Facebook to pen a post that wondered how we as a nation explain congressional inaction on gun control to the victims' families. This type of rhetoric has been a common refrain from the president in the wake of other mass shootings since Newtown and the near-daily shootings in cities like Chicago. But despite attempts by President Obama, congressional Democrats, and the gun control lobby to push for stricter gun laws as the answer...
  • Women Are Reshaping the Gun Industry

    02/12/2016 2:45:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | Aaron Smith
    Women are buying handguns in record numbers -- especially weapons that are small enough to conceal. But they are frustrated by the lack of firearm accessories catering to them. So some are starting companies of their own to tailor products to women. "I thought to myself, 'Where's all the women's stuff?'" said Lorelei Fay of Boise, Idaho. Fay couldn't find a suitable holster when she got her own concealed carry license. Her mother had taught her to sew, so she made her own: an elastic belly band with a holster for her Sig Sauer semiautomatic handgun. It also has pockets...
  • This Democrat Says It Is Not 'Sporting' To Use Semi-Automatic Weapons For Self-Defense

    02/12/2016 11:22:14 AM PST · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    Downtrend ^ | February 11, 2016 | Brian Anderson
    Dan Muroff is an anti-gun liberal nutcase who is running for Congress. He is hoping to unseat fellow anti-gun kook US Rep. Chaka Fattah for Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District by being an even bigger anti-gun kook. In a positively illuminating interview, Muroff explains how he wants to ban semi-automatic firearms because it is not "sporting" for people to use them in self-defense. [Snip] According to him the people that want to take away a Constitutional right are the reasonable ones and by implication, those who would fight to preserve that right are the unreasonable ones. After laying out his...
  • Who is the Nevada assemblywoman in middle of the Oregon standoff?

    02/12/2016 9:40:41 AM PST · by redreno · 14 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 02/11/2016 | By Colton Lochhead
    A Nevada lawmaker known more for her controversial comments than political prowess has again thrust herself into the national spotlight. Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, R-Las Vegas, traveled with two other Nevada lawmakers to Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday to talk to attorneys for Ammon and Ryan Bundy. A day before her trip, Fiore told the Review-Journal the she wanted to stand up to the federal government and defend people from its overreach. Instead, she worked with federal agents to defuse the standoff. Even before her plane landed Wednesday night, Fiore, 45, was on the phone with the last four protesters holed up...
  • Federal charges filed against Cliven Bundy in Nevada standoff — VIDEO

    02/12/2016 9:35:50 AM PST · by redreno · 29 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 02/11/2016 | By Jeff German
    A six-count criminal complaint was filed Thursday in Las Vegas against Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy stemming from the April 2014 armed standoff with federal law enforcement officers. Bundy, 69, who was arrested in Portland, Oregon, late Wednesday, was charged with leading a "massive armed assault" against authorities outside his ranch to force them to abandon roughly 400 Bundy cattle they had rounded up. He had "trespassed his cattle" on federal public lands for more than 20 years, refusing to pay for required permits and thwarting federal court orders, the complaint alleges. "Bundy was the leader, organizer and chief beneficiary of...
  • Close Encounter with a Leopard

    02/12/2016 8:39:36 AM PST · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/12/2016 | B Ragsdale
    Watch how close this Leopard comes to ripping this hunter apartTrue there isn't any leopard hunting in Cali, but you may come across a cougar. Hunting any type of cats is very dangerous, but after seeing footage like this, it might just be the deadliest. So I guess, if you're into this type of adrenaline pumping hunt, this is it. So imagine being there in a similar environment. Dogs barking, your adrenaline is pumping and you know that cat is hiding somewhere in the brush watching you. Yet you continue on, step by step, closing in on what you know...
  • Gun Review: Aero Precision .308 M5E1

    02/12/2016 6:41:50 AM PST · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 2/12/2016 | Oleg Volk
    Aero Precision's M5E1 is an evolutionary improvement on the basic AR-10 theme. The Aero Precision M5E1 is a logical development from their more basic M5 .308 autoloading rifle. It is positioned as a firearm that's practical in the field, yet more accurate and capable of sustained fire than typical hunting or defense rifles. The main upgrade is the strengthened receiver designed to give monolithic-rail effects without its logistical disadvantage, namely the difficulty of changing the forend. The area where the free-floated hand guard and the barrel attach to the receiver has been beefed up relative to the typical AR-10-style guns....
  • Dr. John Lott (Even liberal academics are turning pro-gun ownership)

    02/11/2016 5:23:46 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/11/2016 | Dr. John R. Lott Jr.
    John Lott: Even Liberal Academics Are Turning Pro-Gun Ownership From the left and right, people are bombarded with diametrically opposing claims on guns. But most of this bombardment isn’t coming from the National Rifle Association. Michael Bloomberg is spending far more money — hundreds of millions of dollars — trying to convince Americans that guns should be kept out of the hands of even law-abiding citizens. And yet, by double-digit margins, Americans say that they feel safer if more people in their neighborhood own guns. The answer is the same on concealed carry. Most of the media are doing their...
  • ‘I would do it all over again,’ says hero fired for using handgun to save woman’s life

    02/11/2016 3:25:18 PM PST · by Innovative · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb. 11, 2016 | Peter Holley
    Didarul Sarder lost his job for pulling a gun to rescue a woman who was being stabbed to death, but he never regretted his split-second decision. "I would do it all over again,"he told Fox affiliate WJBK. "If I could save this woman's life over a job. I can get another job." The 32-year-old has been offered his job back after his bosses at a General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Mich., reversed their unpopular decision, allowing the valet service supervisor to return to work. The decision was praised by Warren Mayor Jim Fouts, who called Sarder a "hero" in...
  • Worker who pulled gun to stop stabbing attack at GM Tech Center says he was fired ( Detroit )

    02/11/2016 8:24:21 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    WJBK ^ | Feb 11 2016 | Hannah Saunders
    WARREN, Mich. - An employee at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren stabbed by someone visiting the plant Wednesday. The 52-year-old victim was hospitalized and suspect arrested by police - but the valet service supervisor with a valid CPL who pulled his gun to stop the attack, says he was fired. Didarul Sarder, SP+ Valet Supervisor was heading into work Wednesday morning at the General motors technical center in Warren, when he heard the cry for help. The lady kept saying 'I'm dying, someone help' and it was just natural reaction," said Didarul Sarder, SP+ Valet Supervisor. "I just...
  • Cliven Bundy arrested in Oregon; federal agents close in on 4 remaining militia occupants

    02/11/2016 7:32:42 AM PST · by redreno · 17 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | February 11, 2016 - 1:02am | By Colton Lochhead and Matthew Crowley
    Cliven Bundy, the father of the man who helped start the protest at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, was arrested by the FBI late Wednesday night in Portland. Details of the arrest, including charges and location, were not immediately available. The FBI said those details would be released Thursday morning. Reached early Thursday at the Bundy ranch house near Bunkerville, Cliven Bundy's daughter Bailey confirmed that Cliven had been arrested but wouldn't provide details. "That's all we know at this time and we're not commenting tonight," she said. Meanwhile, federal agents closed in on the four remaining militia occupants...
  • BREAKING. Rand Paul’s New Hampshire Campaign Chair Endorses Ted Cruz

    02/08/2016 10:01:37 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 128 replies
    Red State ^ | February 8,1016
    Just in: Rand Paul's New Hampshire state chairman Sen. Avard has endorsed Ted Cruz's campaign, he tells a crowd here...
  • The Libertarian Moment Lives With Ted Cruz

    02/08/2016 7:15:40 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 116 replies
    Liberty Conservatives Magazine ^ | February 7, 2016 | Remso W. Martinez
    Rand Paul is out, so what does this mean for the realistic future of 2016? It means what I've been saying for a while, Senator Ted Cruz will take his campaign all the way. There is now pretending that Ted Cruz is a libertarian, he is as conservative as they come, in the traditional sense. The difference between Cruz and Paul though is this; Cruz never pretended to be something he wasn't, he has much adoration for libertarians, and has stated time and time again that when certain challenges come about, there is a need for a coalition. Senator Rand...
  • My Super Bowl Party that ended up uniting the Conservatives/Republicans attending (vanity)

    02/08/2016 12:13:09 AM PST · by MacMattico · 80 replies
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    Each year for the past 20 we host a Super Bowl party and we invite the usual group of friends and family and allow our friends and family to bring others as long as they tell me in advance so I have enough food and drink available. This year we had an interesting mix. Before kickoff one guy said he wished they could find a way Obama could run again, and that Obama was one of the best Presidents we've ever had. My husband quickly stuffed a crab puff in my mouth, in an attempt to keep the peace. But...
  • Don Davis, owner of Don's Guns, dies

    02/07/2016 6:50:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    The Indianapolis Star | February 5, 2016 | Michael Anthony Adams
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  • Bill Aimed at Ending Operation Choke Point Passes House

    02/07/2016 6:03:30 PM PST · by Cheerio · 8 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | February 5, 2016 | NRA-ILA
    On Thursday, a bi-partisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 766, the ‘‘Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2015,” sponsored by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO). As we reported last year, this bill targets the abuses of Operation Choke Point (OCP), an Obama administration “enforcement” program that lumped together legal and illegal businesses into a “high risk” category and threatened the banks with intense regulatory scrutiny. The goal of OCP was to deter the banks from forming or continuing relationships with the targeted industries, thereby driving them out of business. Included on this list were firearm and ammunition...
  • Federal court deals blow to gun reformers saying people have 'fundamental right' to own assault

    02/07/2016 8:10:45 AM PST · by Cheerio · 24 replies
    Daily News ^ | February 6, 2016 | Laura Bult
    FULL TITLE - Federal court deals blow to gun reformers saying people have 'fundamental right' to own assault weapons in rejection of Maryland law A federal court said that assault weapons are in such "common use" that owning them is a "fundamental right" in a decision that could force the Supreme Court to rule on whether the firearms are legal. On Thursday, a three-judge federal panel dealt a blow to anti-gun violence advocates when they rejected portions of a Maryland gun reform law. The legislation was passed following the Sandy Hook massacre which claimed the lives of 20 children and...
  • DPMS G2: A Better AR for Hunting

    02/07/2016 12:23:45 AM PST · by RC one · 32 replies
    Field and Stream ^ | January 16, 2014 | The Editors
    When DPMS was founded, one of the core principals was getting ARs into hunters' hands. While the original AR design wasn't ideal for most hunting scenarios, the DPMS G2 is certainly another step in the right direction. Chambered in .308, this gun is light and should handle extremely well. The gun features a carbon fiber handguard, a plunger ejector on the bolt, and will retail for about $1,699.Video at link
  • People Have A 'Fundamental Right' To Own Assault Weapons, Court Rules

    02/06/2016 8:32:39 AM PST · by Wildbill22 · 175 replies
    Huff Post ^ | 02/04/2016 | Cristian Farias
    In a major victory for gun rights advocates, a federal appeals court on Thursday sided with a broad coalition of gun owners, businesses and organizations that challenged the constitutionality of a Maryland ban on assault weapons and other laws aimed at curbing gun violence. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit said the state's prohibition on what the court called "the vast majority of semi-automatic rifles commonly kept by several million American citizens" amounted to a violation of their rights under the Constitution. "In our view, Maryland law implicates the core protection of the...
  • Former NRA President: Marco Rubio Wasn’t ‘a Friend to Gun Owners’ in FL

    02/05/2016 9:07:30 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 11, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% is taking a hard position against President Obama’s current gun control push, but various reports on Rubio’s time in the Florida house of representatives and U.S. Senate show a past marked by a fluctuating relationship between Rubio and gun rights. In one such report, published in 2010, former NRA president Marion Hammer said Rubio “has not been a friend to gun owners.” Hammer was reflecting on the difficultly that attended the passage of a bill guaranteeing employees the ability to keep guns in their cars at work for self-defense. According to Politico,...
  • Rural Wagoner County school district looks to deter violence with guns, signs (Armed Teachers!)

    02/04/2016 4:36:06 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 4 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 2/4/2016 | Rhett Morgan
    OKAY — A rural school district in Wagoner County has taken up arms in an effort to deter school violence. Okay Public Schools erected four signs on campus this week, warning visitors bent on breaking the law that they might want to think otherwise. “Having a sign in your front yard saying ‘this is a gun-free zone’ just tells the idiots, “Come on in,” because we can’t defend ourselves,” Superintendent Charles McMahan said Wednesday in a telephone interview. “(Okay’s) sign might be enough to send somebody down the road looking for some other soft target. If that’s what it does,...
  • Cruz has More Cash on Hand than the RNC

    02/03/2016 11:58:19 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 87 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 3, 2016
    One of the key metrics on the strength of a campaign is how well their fundraising, and allocation of resources are going. In that measure Ted Cruz's campaign is on fire. According to FEC reports, for the most recent filing period, Ted Cruz had more cash on hand than the Republican National Committee. For the period ending on December 31, 2015 Cruz reported having $18,734,794.46 cash on hand. For the same end date the Republican National Committee had $18,723,782 on hand. Cruz had about $11,000 more in his war chest than the RNC. It shows a particular strength for his...
  • Ted Cruz on what the Iowa victory means to him (and how absolutely EVIL Washington has become)

    02/03/2016 10:11:31 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 2, 2016
    "They would rather Hillary Clinton, they would rather bankrupt our kids and grandkids, they'd rather lose the Supreme Court for a generation, they'd rather see our religious liberties stripped away, our Second Amendment taken away, they would rather see Islamic terrorism continue to rise and Israel continue to be under assault than actually have a true Reagan conservative in the White House who believes what he says. That shows just how messed up Washington is, but it also shows why frustration is volcanic."...
  • How Effective will a 9mm bullet be to take out a Truck tire?

    02/03/2016 8:54:11 AM PST · by w1n1 · 40 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 2/3/2016 | E Nestor
    Ok, so we all have seen movies showing a person shooting at a vehicle tire with their pistol to deflate it. But, ever wonder, how effective is that with a 9mm? Well enter FullMag who was curious and decided to try out this experiment. The 9mm pistol cartridge has its lovers and its haters. How will a 9mm pistol hollow point bullet react when it hits a truck tire? FullMag set to try this out on a truck tire attached to a Ford F-150. The bullet cuts a nice hole on entry and air whizzes from this hole. Remarkably the...
  • Rising gun violence in Toronto: Is the weather to blame?

    02/02/2016 7:55:36 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    www.cbc.ca ^ | 2/1/2016 | unknown
    The recent spate of shootings in this city has a lot of people asking why it's happening and how concerned we should be about our safety. After two people were killed and three more injured in Chinatown early Sunday morning, those questions are being asked more and more. The shooting happened on Spadina near Nassau Street, when a gunman opened fire on a group of men outside a restaurant. It's the ninth homicide in the city this year. Eight of those killings involved firearms. That brings the number of shootings up by about 100 per cent over this month last...
  • Judge Abortion Facilities Don't Need to Meet Health Requirements [semi-satire]

    02/02/2016 9:25:42 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 Jan 2016 | John Semmens
    Baton Rouge District Judge John deGravelles blocked a Louisiana law requiring that abortion facilities comply with state standards for health and safety, calling it unconstitutional. "The right to an abortion is a constitutional right decreed by the United States Supreme Court in 1973," de Gravelles ruled. "The state is not permitted to infringe on this right by adding conditions that could limit a woman's ability to abort her child." The Judge dispensed with the argument that the state has the power to set health and safety standards for medical treatments. "The contention that the lack of such standards endangers the...
  • Iowa caucus: Ted Cruz echoes Ronald Reagan in victory speech

    02/02/2016 8:19:02 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 51 replies
    Vox ^ | February 2, 2016 | Dara Lind
    "Morning is coming," said Ted Cruz as he took the stage in Iowa to declare victory in the 2016 Republican caucus.He wasn't referring to how long his victory speech went — even though it was so long that by the end no TV network was covering it. It was a deliberate callback to Republican hero Ronald Reagan, whose slogan in 1984, "Morning in America," has become a slogan of a conservative golden age. Cruz vastly overperformed expectations and outhustled Donald Trump to win 29 percent of Iowa voters. And while the length of his speech kind of distracted from its...
  • Packing while Fishing

    02/01/2016 8:48:58 AM PST · by w1n1 · 48 replies
    NW Sportsman Mag ^ | 2/1/2016 | Terry J Wiest
    Carrying a weapon on the rivers and lakes is a personal decision; here's why one Northwest angler brings along a handgun when he’s chasing steelhead and salmon. I used to never think about packing a gun while fishing. I never had a reason to until several years back while out on the Green River alone. This would change my opinion on carrying a gun, and it still lingers in my mind some 15 years afterwards. I was wandering back to one of my "secret" holes, one I'd discovered as a teenager and had never, ever seen another angler or...
  • The Ultimate Goal of the Antigun Movement

    The ultimate goal of the antigun movement is this: the universal elimination of civilian firearms’ ownership and possession. This is true and incontrovertible. Everything the antigun movement does is directed to the attainment of that goal. Nothing the antigun movement does diverges from the path to that goal. When asked to admit the truth of the assertion, the antigun movement, and its sounding board, the mainstream corporate media, will deny it, curtly and vehemently. But, the antigun movement’s actions belie its blunt denial. Realization of the movement’s goal amounts to de facto repeal of the fundamental right of the people...
  • Is Titanium Bulletproof?

    01/31/2016 11:35:49 AM PST · by w1n1 · 35 replies
    A Shooting Journal ^ | 1/31/2016 | J Hines
    Titanium is strong and light, but is it bulletproof?That's exactly what the folks at Demolition Ranch decided to find out when they received a 1 1/4 inch chunk of this lightweight, high-strength metal. They put it through some serious paces starting with a .22 long rifle and ending with a .50 BMG. Watch the video to see if this super metal is was able to take the punishment. So in review, titanium is light, but it will not float on water. It will withstand nearly any hunting or self-defense type round indefinitely, but given enough rounds with a super high-power...
  • Ted Cruz is No Anchor Baby, Donald Trump

    01/30/2016 11:10:12 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 227 replies
    Redstate ^ | January 30, 2016
    ... The first thought that comes to mind is that Trump keeps coming back to this attack against Cruz for a couple of reasons. The first is that he cannot make attacks on Cruz's record of standing up for conservative principles the centerpiece of his strategy because that leaves him open to greater scrutiny of his own liberal record...
  • Man Drove His Two Teenage Kids to Planned Parenthood to Spray Pro-Lifers With Tomato Juice

    01/30/2016 10:46:20 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Micaiah Bilger
    Though often under-reported in the mainstream media, pro-life advocates who protest outside of abortion centers often are targets of harassment and sometimes violence. On Wednesday in Arizona, pro-life protesters were targeted by a man and his two teenage children in a drive-by incident, according to 12 News in Phoenix. Police arrested 34-year-old David Turner after he allegedly had his 14-year-old daughter use a squirt gun to spray tomato juice from his car onto pro-lifers standing outside a Tempe Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, the report states. According to authorities, the father bought a water gun and tomato juice on Wednesday morning...
  • Underground Mafia lair had guns, pasta pot, and a plate of ricotta

    01/29/2016 11:00:44 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 1/29/2016 | Associated Press
    ROME — Italian police have discovered an underground bunker in the countryside of southern Calabria with two fugitive mobsters holed up inside. The convicted ‘ndrangheta clan bosses had a dozen firearms, including a Kalashnikov, and a pasta pot neatly hanging on a wall. Tomatoes, salad and what looked like a plate of ricotta were on the counter when police raided the bunker early Friday. Vines and bushes camouflaged the hideout. Police said they are trying to find a network of accomplices they suspect helped Giuseppe Crea to elude capture for 10 years and Giuseppe Ferraro for almost 20 years. Crea...
  • Fires Weapon Underwater - with his own life on the line

    01/29/2016 9:38:48 AM PST · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 1/29/2016 | J Hines
    The following is a science experiment conducted by Vite NRK do not try this at home. - It's harder to create movement in water than in air, because water molecules are closer together than air molecules. To show the difference in resistance, physicist Andreas Wahl from Viten NRK puts himself in front of a weapon submerged in water and fires it - on himself. Wahl's ballistic myth busting experiment and video evidence will have you second guessing all those underwater Hollywood action movie sequences. See it here.
  • Tax The Guns

    01/29/2016 8:45:19 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 108 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | January 29, 2016 | Greg Olson
    Here's an idea. If we can't outlaw guns or confiscate them, tax them. Make it a law to register everyone's guns and then charge a tax yearly for each one of them. Slowly raise the taxes every year (due to an increasing bureaucracy to handle the paperwork) so they become too expensive to own. When and if the taxes are overdue, take out a lien on the guns and foreclose on them. Hold them until exorbitant taxes, storage and lawyer fees (more than the gun is worth) are paid. If not paid in a timely fashion, they will be destroyed....
  • Rest easy America: hundreds of DHS badges, guns, phones go missing

    01/28/2016 8:11:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/28/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    If you were up to no good and looking to cause a bit of mayhem – particularly at the border – think of some of the tools you might like to get hold of. Explosives and weapons are a given, natch. But what if you could get your hands on some honest to goodness credentials making it look like you were a federal law enforcement official? Well start checking on E-bay because there may be some out there. A new report indicates that the Department of Homeland Security has somehow “lost track” of many of their badges, guns and...
  • Ever Wonder what happens when you fire a Squib Load?

    01/28/2016 6:22:59 AM PST · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 1/28/2016 | E Nestor
    The guys from Demolition Ranch were out testing to see how bad a squib bullet can damage your pistol. Here's the setup: After firing it, there's now a round stuck at the entry of the barrel and slide. See this in video here.
  • Hundreds of DHS badges, guns, cell phones lost or stolen since 2012

    01/27/2016 4:40:34 PM PST · by wtd · 9 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 27, 2016 | By Adam Shaw
    ,a href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/01/27/hundreds-dhs-badges-guns-cell-phones-lost-or-stolen-since-2012.html">Hundreds of DHS badges, guns, cell phones lost or stolen since 2012Hundreds of badges, credentials, cell phones and guns belonging to Department of Homeland Security employees have been lost or stolen in recent years -- raising serious security concerns about the potential damage these missing items could do in the wrong hands. Inventory reports, obtained by the news site Complete Colorado and shared with FoxNews.com, show that over 1,300 badges, 165 firearms and 589 cell phones were lost or stolen over the span of 31 months between 2012 and 2015. The majority of the credentials belonged to employees...
  • What happens next at Oregon wildlife refuge after Bundy arrests?

    01/27/2016 12:58:17 PM PST · by redreno · 20 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 01/27/2016 | Emily Smith
    For 26 days, armed occupiers have been holed up in a lonely federal wildlife refuge headquarters in rural Oregon. Dismissing the exhortations of the governor, ignoring the inconveniences of the residents, the occupiers stood their ground, saying they were protesting federal land policies. The government waited patiently for an opportunity to end the situation peacefully. A break came Tuesday night when Ammon Bundy, the group's leader, was arrested along with six others. An eighth person turned himself in. The group's spokesman, LaVoy Finicum, was killed. Here's a look at what happened -- and what happens next:
  • Air Force Allows CCW On or Off Duty

    01/27/2016 12:45:57 PM PST · by Paul46360 · 16 replies
    SOFREP ^ | 1-6-15 | Nick Coffman
    Who ever said the Air Force wasn’t hardcore? In a report given by an Air Force security forces officer, base commanders across the country will be able to authorize the carry of guns by on- or off-duty airmen. The 2015 attack on a Chattanooga, Tennessee recruiting office is a large part of what prompted the change in policy. Some critics had pointed out that armed servicemen could have stopped the threat before any innocent civilians were killed. Instead, the shooter’s rampage lasted until police were able to respond and kill the attacker, Muhammad Youseef Abdulazeez.
  • Oregon Occupier Killed In Standoff Climax Preferred Death To Prison (Claims of Hand up & Unarmed)

    01/27/2016 5:55:49 AM PST · by xzins · 310 replies
    TPM ^ | 27 Jan 16 | Rick Bowmer
    Four days after taking the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon, LaVoy Finicum, a 55-year-old Arizona rancher told NBC News that he'd rather die than spend his days in prison. "There are things more important than your life and freedom is one of them," he said in early January as he sat huddled in a blue tarp outside of the wildlife refuge keeping watch with his gun in his lap. "I'm prepared to defend freedom." Finicum told NBC that night that he was staying outside to ensure that the FBI could find him if they came to arrest him....
  • Gun licenses on the rise in Mass.; 7.8 percent increase seen

    01/27/2016 5:25:54 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 27, 2016 | Matt Rocheleau
    Tens of thousands of new gun licenses were issued to Massachusetts residents in 2015, continuing a recent surge, according to state data. There were 342,622 active Class A firearms licenses statewide, according to figures provided by the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services earlier this month. That was up about 24,700, or 7.8 percent, from the same time a year ago. A Class A license, the broadest license available under state law and by far the most popular, allows the holder to carry rifles, shotguns, or handguns. It also allows the holder to carry a concealed handgun.
  • South Carolina Barber, His Client Fatally Shoot Armed Robber During Stickup

    01/26/2016 7:36:36 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 24 replies
    New York daily news ^ | 1-26-16 | Meg Wagner
    South Carolina Barber, His Client Fatally Shoot Armed Robber During Stickup: 'I Was Thinking We Had To Keep Everybody Safe' A would-be South Carolina robber who tried to stick up a barber shop was killed Friday when the lead stylist and his client pulled out their concealed weapons and opened fire on the intruder. A second suspect is still on the lam following the raid at Next Up Barber Shop in Columbia, officials said. Store surveillance video caught the harrowing invasion -- and the resulting shooting. The shop was packed with customers -- including young children -- when two gunmen...
  • TN Senator Pushes Bill to Hold Businesses Liable for Injuries in Gun-Free Zones

    01/25/2016 2:46:08 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jan 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    TN Senator Pushes Bill to Hold Businesses Liable for Injuries in Gun-Free Zones by AWR Hawkins 18 Jan 2016 Tennessee state Senator Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) is pushing a bill to allow victims harmed in gun-free zones to sue those who instituted the zones if they can show they otherwise would have been armed for self-defense. According to The Tennessean, Gresham's bill allows "any Tennessean with a valid gun permit to sue a property owner in the event of injury or death provided the incident occurred while in a gun-free zone." Senate Bill 1736 helps business owners understand that by banning...
  • BUY AMMO!

    01/25/2016 1:19:49 PM PST · by Dick Bachert · 18 replies
    TOWNHALL ^ | 1/25/2016 | Kurt Schlichter, Colonel, USA Ret.
    I have never, ever had anyone tell me that he had too much ammunition. Not in a combat zone, not in a civil disaster, not even in peacetime. Never. Nor have I lived through a time where our governing class was so deeply corrupt, so utterly foolish, and so dangerously focused on the perpetuation of its own power that it risked bringing down everything we have built not merely in the United States but in the entire West. Right now, if you are watching the news, you have questions about the future. And the answer to all of them is...
  • National Review Booted from Debate for Anti-Trump Editorial [semi-satire]

    01/25/2016 10:56:57 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Jan 2016 | John Semmens
    The Republican National Committee has uninvited the editors of National Review from participating in the GOP presidential candidate debate scheduled for February 25 in Houston, citing the magazine's stance against Donald Trump as "disqualifying bias," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said. "It is my responsibility to protect all of our candidates from the baleful effects of media bias." The Chairman attempted to distinguish NR's "bias" from that of the liberal media personalities who regularly moderate GOP debates. "While everyone knows that media moderators are biased against Republicans, the bias is not explicitly overt," Priebus pointed out. "The sneers, the loaded questions,...
  • Buy Ammo

    01/25/2016 5:04:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 92 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    I have never, ever had anyone tell me that he had too much ammunition. Not in a combat zone, not in a civil disaster, not even in peacetime. Never. Nor have I lived through a time where our governing class was so deeply corrupt, so utterly foolish, and so dangerously focused on the perpetuation of its own power that it risked bringing down everything we have built not merely in the United States but in the entire West. Right now, if you are watching the news, you have questions about the future. And the answer to all of them is...
  • Not-So-Smart Guns

    01/24/2016 12:13:21 PM PST · by Iron Munro · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 24, 2016 | Jon Stokes
    The gun control movement's latest hobby horse is the smart gun. President Barack Obama included federal support for smart gun research in his recent executive orders, delighting activists who insist that a locking mechanism capable of preventing criminals from firing stolen weapons would surely be popular with gun buyers -- if only the gun industry would drop its opposition. The bad news for anyone looking to the smart gun as a technological quick fix for gun violence is that, absent a government mandate requiring all guns to be "smart," a robust market is unlikely to materialize. And even if new...
  • Guns Don't Kill People. The Obama Administration Kills People.

    01/24/2016 6:30:22 AM PST · by Benny Huang · 9 replies
    Wounded American Warrior ^ | January 24, 2016 | Benny Huang
    "I'm really good at killing people," Barack Obama once allegedly said. The origin of the quote is the 2013 book "Double Down" by veteran political journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, who cite unnamed Obama aides as their source. The two reporters have journalistic credits even a liberal would respect--The New Yorker, The Economist, and MSNBC, to name a few. Some people choose not to give the quote credence because its source is anonymous and it wasn't caught on tape. Skepticism surrounding anonymous quotes is of course understandable though I surmise that most doubters have political motives. People who are...
  • Police: Two concealed weapons holders killed suspect during barbershop robbery

    01/23/2016 7:10:00 AM PST · by aomagrat · 25 replies
    WIS TV ^ | Jan 23, 2016 | Warren Stocker
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS-TV) - Two concealed weapons holders who were victims of an armed robbery at a Columbia barbershop shot and killed one of the suspects on Friday night. The Colombia Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at "Next Up Barber and Beauty" in the 4400 block of Fort Jackson Blvd shortly before 7 p.m. Several people, including children, were inside the business when two armed men wearing masks demanded and stole money from them. Two of the victims with valid concealed weapons permits shot at both suspects, hitting one of them. The wounded suspect ran from the...