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  • Lithia woman: My House Was Shot Up, Why Has No One Been Charged?

    01/27/2015 9:02:52 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 39 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | Jan. 26, 2015 | Keith Morelli
    TAMPA — At first, Dawn Bryan blamed the goat on the back porch. She figured the repeated “thunks” she heard was the animal hopping onto and off the picnic table. The noise continued and she went outside to investigate. Just then, she said, a window next to her shattered. That, she thought, was not the goat. Rather, according to Bryan and a Hillsborough County sheriff’s report, it was a neighbor and a buddy of his firing an AK 47 rifle in a back yard that abuts Bryan’s property on Porter Road in Lithia. The neighbor, Scott Radford, is a Hillsborough...
  • Man opens fire on police during Minnesota city council meeting

    01/27/2015 6:40:05 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/27/15 | Emma Lacey-Bordeaux
    A man opened fire on police attending a swearing-in ceremony for new officers in New Hope, Minnesota, on Monday night.... As a city council member began a discussion of a resolution, a man with a handgun began firing, said Hennepin County Chief Deputy Mike Carlson. Officials don't yet know why the man targeted officers. His name hasn't been released.
  • Man shoots self outside News Corp building in NYC

    01/26/2015 8:12:10 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 49 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 1/26/2015 | Yaron Steinbuch, Dana Sauchelli and Chris Perez
    A man protesting Fox News shot himself in the chest and was critically injured Monday outside of the News Corp. building in midtown, authorities and sources said. The man, who was not identified, was found just before 9 a.m. sitting slumped outside of the building on Sixth Avenue and West 47th Street, cops and witnesses said. Police at the scene said that the man apparently shot himself with a small-caliber pistol, which was found on the ground next to him. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition, cops said. Prior to the shooting, the man was heard protesting...
  • Friday Filibuster: The Hypocrite in Chief Edition

    01/23/2015 1:16:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Friday Filibuster: The one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about this week in politics.Closing Numbers: 50%- Obama’s job approval rating. 35– The number of people in a recent Pew survey that described Obama as a ‘good man.’33– The number of people in a recent Pew survey that described Obama as ‘incompetent.’59% - The percentage of Republicans who want to see Mitt Romney run again.SOTU:Republicans knew heading into Tuesday that the president was going to deliver a defiant State of the Union speech, and that he did. Among the litany of policy proposals were raising the death tax and a new tax credit...
  • Alone and Defenseless: A UK Citizen's call for arms

    01/23/2015 7:29:40 AM PST · by rktman · 79 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/23/2015 | Ciaran Brady
    This is where we find ourselves now. Every citizen in Europe and the UK faces the risk of an Islamic attack merely while going about normal day-to-day business. UK citizens in particular face this risk whilst being denied weapons of self defense. In the past I have fully and enthusiastically supported the UK’s complete ban on hand guns. But immediately after the killing of Lee Rigby I began to reconsider the wisdom of that ban and I now utterly oppose it. As things stand in the UK, hand guns are illegal. For those shotguns you could own, extremely strict licensing...
  • Bryant Gumbel: NRA Are ‘Pigs’, ‘Curse upon the American Landscape’

    01/22/2015 8:18:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/22/2015 | LIZ SHELD
    Bryant Gumbel, who is now hosting a show on HBO called Real Sports, dished out some serious smack talk against the NRA in an interview with fabulist rag Rolling Stone.Gumbel told the magazine the NRA are “pigs” who “don’t care about human life” when he was asked about a segment he featured on the “Eat What You Kill” movement.“There are a few things I hate more than the NRA,” Gumbel said. “I mean truly. I think they’re pigs. I think they don’t care about human life. I think they are a curse upon the American landscape. So we got...
  • Man shopping at Walmart attacked for carrying gun he was legally permitted to have (Florida)(trunc)

    01/21/2015 12:21:14 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 74 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | Jan 21, 2015 | tampabay.com
    BRANDON — Clarence Daniels had just crossed the threshold of Walmart's front doors on Tuesday, in search of coffee creamer for his wife, when the gun in hip holster gave a well-intentioned vigilante the idea he was up to something more sinister.
  • AK-47s: Soon to be made in USA

    01/21/2015 10:57:00 AM PST · by grundle · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | January 20, 2015 | Aaron Smith
    An American gun company has found a way around the anti-Russia sanctions that have banned imports of the Kalashnikov assault rifle: Make them here, in the U.S.A. The U.S.-made gun will have same name as the original: AK-47, arguably the most ubiquitous assault rifle in the world. The gun will be made by American company RWC, which is the official importer and distributor of Kalashnikov AK-47s. The company had to stop importing the guns after the U.S. imposed sanctions in July against Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis. RWC said it is not permitted to have any contact...
  • A Gunfight in Kansas

    01/21/2015 9:58:51 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 14 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/21/2015 | Stu Tarlowe
    On Friday, Jan. 9, at around 2 p.m. on a sunny afternoon, four armed individuals entered the shop and encountered Becky Bieker apparently alone behind the counter. Based on ensuing events, it seems fair to surmise that their intent was robbery. But whatever their plans may have been, they went awry when Jon Bieker, watching the store’s closed-circuit TV, saw his wife being brutally beaten and emerged from the rear portion of the store to protect and defend her. The way events were reported by local print and broadcast media, “gunfire broke out”; “shots were fired”; “a shootout ensued”; in...
  • Orange County Choppers rolls out an NRA-themed custom bike at SHOT Show

    01/21/2015 9:31:01 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    www.nrablog.com ^ | 1/21/2015 | Lars Dalseide
    Las Vegas, Nevada - One thing you you’re sure to find at every SHOT Show is something new. A new trigger, new barrel, or new gun to set the shooting world on fire. Or, in the case of the National Rifle Association, a new bike. Designed by the world class production crew over at Orange County Choppers, the NRA debuted an OCC-styled Pro Street bike with bullet-like appearance adorned in a matte gunmetal and black paint job on SHOT Show 2015’s opening day . Donated by Century Arms, the bike is adorned with the NRA seal, Century Arms emblem, and...
  • European Law Enforcement Agencies: On Second Thought, Maybe Firearms Would Be Helpful

    01/20/2015 6:05:06 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Townhall. ^ | Jan 20, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    When witnesses in the same building as Charlie Hebdo saw masked men with heavy weaponry enter the building they called police, like anyone in their position would do. But the three unarmed officers on bikes who showed up proved to be most unhelpful in the situation. According to the witness, the officers had to retreat after seeing the men were heavily armed. That wasn’t the only instance during the three-day terror spree where police found themselves utterly unprepared to take on the jihadists. The 27-year-old policewoman who was gunned down just south of Paris while attending a traffic accident was...
  • MORE Death Threats From Muslims Over Free Speech

    01/21/2015 5:55:50 AM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    janmorganmedia.com ^ | January 20, 2015 | Jan Morgan
    Once again, followers of Islam prove that speaking out against their “religion” is nothing short of a death sentence. (See screenshots of latest threats below) I’ve been writing and sharing the TRUTH about Islam for five years and as a result, have been getting death threats from muslims for that same time period… Threats of death have become a part of my daily life. I started my day today with another one. When a counter-terrorism agent from the FBI met with me to let me know I would likely become a target of ISIS, I expected they would ask me...
  • The "NAACP Bombing" ... or The Barbershop Bang?

    01/21/2015 4:24:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    COLORADO SPRINGS -- From the liberal media's coverage of my beautiful adopted hometown, you'd think we live in a KKK-infested hotbed where every person of color fears for his or her life. Take a look at these ominous headlines: --"Bombing of NAACP headquarters harkens to bad old days" -- MSNBC --"Colorado Springs explosion recalls violence against NAACP" -- The Washington Post --"NAACP Bombing Evokes Memories of Civil Rights Strife" -- Time magazine --"Explosion outside NAACP office could be a hate crime, officials say" -- Los Angeles Times Let me and my brown skin assure you, America: Bull Connor is not...
  • Shopper tackles man with gun at Wal-Mart

    01/20/2015 4:33:56 PM PST · by lowbridge · 92 replies
    wtsp.com | january 20, 2015
    Link only: http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local/2015/01/20/shopper-tackles-man-with-gun-at-wal-mart/22067325/
  • The Tueller Drill Scenario

    01/20/2015 2:15:16 PM PST · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    wsj ^ | 1/20/2015 | J Hines
    This is an old subject but its worth taking a look at, yeh Gun vs Knife. We all know having a gun will most likely win in most cases. But, what about having your handgun holstered in cover concealed wear?, and you have a person charging you with a knife, could you get that pistol out quickly enough? Watch this on video to give you an idea of what can happen. This drill is also known as "Tueller Drill".
  • How Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ stoked the American culture wars

    01/20/2015 5:20:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 77 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 20, 2015 | Terrence McCoy
    [SNIP] The exchanges are just the latest eruption in a long culture war, analysts said, with lines clearly demarcated. “As screenings have sold out, conservative media has manned barricades against liberals who have attacked the movie or the idea of lionizing Kyle,” conservative David Weigel wrote for Bloomberg. He noted that much of the controversy involves the extended battle over guns — and gun control — and pits pro-Iraq war conservatives against anti-war liberals. But it also hints at another gulf in American politics: the plummeting number of Americans who serve in the armed services, which has given rise to...
  • Machete wielding intruder gets shot by homeowner. Obama thinks this self defense should be illegal.

    01/19/2015 11:14:07 AM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    wordpress ^ | Janaury 18, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Video/audio: Machete wielding intruder gets shot by homeowner. Obama thinks this act of self defense should be illegal. The Idaho State Journal News recently put up this video at YouTube. A guy with a machete breaks down an apartment door (which looks like it’s made of cardboard), despite the fact that the guy in the apartment had already warned the intruder that he had a gun. After the intruder enters the apartment with a machete, the homeowner shoots him three times. The Idaho State Journal News then blanks the video, but you can hear the intruder...
  • Miami police suspend program using mug shots as targets

    01/19/2015 9:31:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/19/15 | RACHELLE BLIDNER
    .....A Florida police chief suspended a sniper training program widely criticized for using mug shots of African-American men for target practice. North Miami Beach Police Chief J. Scott Dennis said the department is investigating the program after a National Guard soldier discovered her brother's bullet-riddled mugshot at a gun range last month.
  • Archaeologists find 1882 rifle leaning against Nevada desert tree

    01/16/2015 6:46:32 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/16/2015 | Dan Whitcomb
    Archaeologists conducting a survey in Great Basin National Park in eastern Nevada have stumbled upon a 132-year-old Winchester rifle propped against a tree, possibly having been left there more than a century ago. The rifle, which records show was manufactured and shipped by the gun maker in 1882, had been leaning against the Juniper tree for so long that the wood of its stock was cracked and deteriorated from the desert sun, its barrel rusted. "It really is a mystery," said Nichole Andler, a public information officer for Great Basin National Park. "We know it has been out there awhile...
  • Rusted, 132-year-old Winchester rifle found against tree in Nevada national park

    01/15/2015 12:27:04 PM PST · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 1-15-2015 | Fox News
    The story of how it got there may never be known, but a rusting 132-year-old Winchester rifle -- known in U.S. lore as "the gun that won the West" -- was recently found resting against a juniper tree in a Nevada national park. The gun, its stock split, gray and faded like driftwood, and its steel barrel rusted brown, blended in perfectly against the tree in a remote part of the Great Basin National Park until a National Parks Service employee spotted it. “The rifle, exposed for all those years to sun, wind, snow and rain, was found leaning against...
  • Mystery 132-year-old rifle found in national park

    01/15/2015 7:57:16 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 29 replies
    Odd_News ^ | Jan. 14, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    GREAT BASIN NATIONAL PARK, Nev., -- Officials at Nevada's Great Basin National Park said they are trying to determine the origins of a 132-year-old rifle found leaning against a tree. Park officials said the rifle, identified by an engraving on its side as a Model 1873 Winchester manufactured in 1882, was found blending in with the colors of a juniper tree in the park and seems to have been there for "many years." The officials wrote on the park's Facebook page the rifle was "exposed to sun, wind, snow, and rain" and features "a cracked wood stock, weathered to grey"...
  • The mystery of the 132-year-old Winchester rifle found propped against a national park tree

    01/15/2015 6:23:25 AM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 68 replies
    Post ^ | 1/14/15 | Elahe Izadi
    Archaeologists conducting surveys in Nevada’s Great Basin National Park came upon a gun frozen in time: a .44-40 Winchester rifle manufactured in 1882. It was propped up against a juniper tree.
  • [From April 8, 2014] Holder Considering Forcing Gun Owners To Wear Tracking Bracelets

    01/18/2015 9:43:20 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 105 replies
    Downtrend.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | Robert Gehl
    The Attorney General told a House subcommittee they’re considering “gun-tracking bracelets” as a “common sense” way to reduce gun violence.
  • [From August 14, 2014] Rambo Hates Guns: How Sylvester Stallone Became the Most Anti-Gun Celeb in Ho

    01/18/2015 10:03:27 PM PST · by RC one · 39 replies
    daily beast ^ | August 14, 2014 | Asawin Suebsaeng 
    This weekend, you can see Sly lay waste to hundreds of fools in The Expendables 3. But the man formerly known as John Rambo is, surprisingly, one of the NRA’s most reviled stars. On Friday, The Expendables 3 hits theaters. It’s the third installment in the star-studded, old-school, bullet-riddled action series spearheaded by Sylvester Stallone—of the Rambo franchise or, for the less-discerning filmgoer, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot. The latest Expendables flick was never destined to garner much love from film critics. “You need The Expendables 3 like you need a kick in the crotch,” wrote Variety’s Justin Chang....
  • Police: Toddler puts handgun in mouth in shocking videos

    01/16/2015 5:55:14 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    kfor.com ^ | January 12, 2015 | KFOR-TV & L. Noland
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – An Evansville, Indiana couple are charged with neglect after police say they found cell phone videos allegedly showing the woman’s 1-year-old daughter putting a handgun in her mouth. According to the Evansville Courier & Press, the child’s mother, Toni Wilson, 22, and Michael L. Barnes, 19, face charges of child neglect and recklessness with a deadly weapon. Police say they found the videos after Barnes was arrested for allegedly trying to sell a gun to an undercover officer. In the videos, the girl holds a gun as a man and woman encourage her to say “pow,” “bang”...
  • ‘Criminals Have Been Empowered’: St. Louis Rocked by Seven Fatal Shootings in 24 Hours

    01/16/2015 3:41:25 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/16/2015
    The night manager of a Drury Inn in St. Louis was shot to death during an early Thursday robbery attempt, one of the city’s seven homicides during a 24-hour span. Police quickly made three arrests in cases in which the victims reportedly knew their assailants. Police Chief Sam Dotson and Mayor Francis Slay condemned the violence at a Thursday afternoon news conference. They did not identify the suspects in custody, who will be formally charged Friday. Scott Knopfel, 50, was shot in the head at the Drury hotel near Interstate 44 just before 3 a.m. after he struggled with his...
  • Pizza delivery woman may lose job for shooting armed robber

    01/15/2015 1:06:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Out of Dekalb County, Georgia this week, a tense story with a happy ending may turn out to finish on a sour note after all. A woman working delivering pizzas for Papa John’s went out on a delivery run and instead of being met by a hungry customer with cash, found herself facing an armed robber. After forcing her from her vehicle and ordering her onto the ground, the suspect, Donquaz Devon Stevenson, was going to leave with her car and her money. At that point he learned that he probably should have checked things out a bit more...
  • Never again: Jewish group petitions EU to allow Jews to carry guns

    01/15/2015 7:24:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/15/2015 | Rick Moran
    Notoriously anti-gun Europe will probably turn down this request from the European Jewish Association to allow members of their community to carry firearms to defend themselves. But what does it say about the plight of Jews in Europe that they would feel compelled to ask? Washington Free Beacon: The European Jewish Association (EJA), which represents Jewish communities across Europe, says that gun license laws must be altered following a string of deadly attacks on Jews in France and other European countries, where anti-Semitism has been growing at an alarming rate. The recent attacks, including one on a Kosher market...
  • Europe's leading Rabbi: Jews must begin carrying guns

    01/15/2015 7:21:41 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 5 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Jan 15, 20015 | Adam Kredo
    One of Europe’s most prominent Jewish organizations is petitioning the European Union to pass new legislation that would permit Jewish community members to carry guns “for the essential protection of their communities,” according to a letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The European Jewish Association (EJA), which represents Jewish communities across Europe, says that gun license laws must be altered following a string of deadly attacks on Jews in France and other European countries, where anti-Semitism has been growing at an alarming rate. The recent attacks, including one on a Kosher market that killed four, “have revealed the urgent...
  • 132 Year-old Winchester rifle found against a tree at Great Basin National Park

    01/14/2015 6:40:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 133 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    Archaeologists traversing the Great Basin National Park in Nevada came across an interesting find: a 132-year-old Winchester Model 1873 repeating rifle. The Facebook page for Great Basin National Park said in a post last week that researchers found the rifle, known as “the gun that won the West,” leaning up against a tree. “The 132 year-old rifle, exposed to sun, wind, snow, and rain was found leaning against a tree in the park. The cracked wood stock, weathered to grey, and the brown rusted barrel blended into the colors of the old juniper tree in a remote rocky outcrop, keeping...
  • Smoking Gun? Tape Recordings Reveal the Real Reason Bank Closed Gun Seller’s Account

    01/14/2015 5:15:21 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 4 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 14, 2015 | Kelsey Harkness
    Another gun seller says his firearms business was forced to shut down its bank account as a result of the government’s secretive initiative known as Operation Choke Point. This time, he’s offering audio recordings to prove it. Mike Schuetz is a former state employee who worked as a probation and parole officer for eight years in Hawkins, Wis. After working for the state, he told Breitbart News that he decided to open a private investigation business and operate a gun store on the side. His store, Hawkins Guns LLC, sells both firearms and ammunition. To manage his finances, Schuetz set...
  • Smoking Gun? Tape Recordings Reveal the Real Reason Bank Closed Gun Seller’s Account

    01/14/2015 4:28:44 PM PST · by barmag25 · 33 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 01/14/15 | Kelsey Harkness
    Another gun seller says his firearms business was forced to shut down its bank account as a result of the government’s secretive initiative known as Operation Choke Point. This time, he’s offering audio recordings to prove it. Mike Schuetz is a former state employee who worked as a probation and parole officer for eight years in Hawkins, Wis. After working for the state, he told Breitbart News that he decided to open a private investigation business and operate a gun store on the side. His store, Hawkins Guns LLC, sells both firearms and ammunition. To manage his finances, Schuetz set...
  • California Senate takes 'ethics refresher course' Wednesday (because of shoulder-fired missiles)

    04/24/2014 1:56:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 4/23/14 | Elex Michaelson
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The California State Senate held an "ethics refresher course" for its members after federal indictments were issued against two senators and a third was convicted. Senate leaders are hoping to regain the public's trust. The purpose of the course is to teach members and their staffs to avoid potentially compromising situations. It's the latest in a series of moves by senate leaders aimed at putting political distance between them and their colleagues facing criminal charges. The leader of California's state senate stopped all regular business on Wednesday so everyone could go "back to school" in a...
  • Feds: Yee shook down NFL team, 'Shrimpboy' headed organized crime group (shoulder fired missiles)

    07/25/2014 9:53:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 7/25/14 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    **SNIP** At one meeting with an undercover FBI agent, Jackson allegedly told Yee that the agent knew the owner of an NFL team. Yee then told the agent about a pending law that would limit NFL players from filing workers' compensation claims in the state if they played for out of state teams. Yee told the agent that he should "convey this information to the owner of the NFL team" with an offer of help from Yee. Asked about the cost of such a vote, Yee reportedly said, "Oh no...we gotta drag it out, man. We gotta juice this thing."...
  • Wilson Lim, Daly City dentist charged in Leland Yee case, dies (shoulder fired missiles)

    08/30/2014 12:52:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 8/27/14 | Henry K. Lee, Hamed Aleaziz
    **SNIP** The investigation extended to Yee after an undercover FBI agent who had infiltrated Chow's group was introduced to the senator and allegedly persuaded him to trade political favors for campaign contributions. Lim became enmeshed in the case due to his political backing of Yee. According to a 137-page FBI affidavit, Yee introduced Lim to the undercover agent as a man who could secure guns. The agent, the FBI said, had asked Yee to facilitate an arms deal in exchange for more campaign money. The accusations prompted the Philippines government to open a probe into whether Lim had links to...
  • We Couldn’t Even Make This Up: Dem Senator Was Just Arrested For Gun Running

    03/28/2014 9:01:08 AM PDT · by lbryce · 37 replies
    WesternJournalism.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    Many leftist politicians who want to strip Americans of their Second Amendment rights say their position is based on concern for the safety of citizens. Somehow, they contend, forcing law-abiding gun-owners to give up their weapons will result in street gangs following suit. According to a recently unsealed affidavit, however, one state senator in California allegedly wanted to curtail gun rights for everyone except violent gangsters. State Sen. Leland Yee, the court documents state, was the subject of an FBI raid that led to his arrest Wednesday along with 25 other individuals. Among those arrested was Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow,...
  • June Trial Set in Yee Corruption Case (shoulder fired missiles)

    12/19/2014 3:53:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | 12/18/14 | MARIA DINZEO
    SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Suspended California state Sen. Leland Yee could face a jury as early as June for charges of political corruption and conspiracy to import guns. At a scheduling conference on Thursday, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said Yee will be tried along with his political consultant Keith Jackson, who also faces drug and murder-for-hire charges. Breyer said those charges will be tried separately, but lawyers for the defendants, including Yee's lawyer James Lassart, were not satisfied. "The firearms charges are going to be extremely prejudicial. The government has acquired 50 to 70 different firearms that, undoubtedly to...
  • A Toast To 2014’s Top California Political Stories (shoulder fired missiles)

    01/01/2015 5:38:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    KQED ^ | 12/31/14 | John Myers
    **SNIP** The San Francisco Democrat was a fairly high-profile member of the California Legislature, but not a flamboyant one or one who was the subject of gossip and rumor. And that’s probably why the news in March landed with such a bombshell, when the 66-year old former psychologist was arrested and charged with not only corruption, but also with allegedly participating in a scheme to smuggle illegal weapons into the United States. The irony was impossible to miss: gun trafficking charges against a Democrat who made a name for himself as a fierce advocate of gun control, a politician who...
  • Muriel Bowser: ‘You have a mayor who hates guns’

    01/13/2015 9:20:20 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 9, 2015 | Mike DeBonis
    Muriel E. Bowser’s first week as mayor has not gone quite as smoothly as planned. On Tuesday, she handled her first snowfall to mixed reviews, and on Thursday evening, she learned that one of the few concrete goals she laid out in her inaugural speech — winning the right to host the 2024 Olympics — would not come to pass. Less than an hour later, she walked into a packed St. Augustine Catholic Church where she might have been brought even further down to earth. (snip) Bowser heard from anonymous residents of the D.C. General shelter for homeless families. She...
  • Firearms Sellers Say They’re Being Choked Off From Payment Processors

    01/13/2015 8:04:26 AM PST · by PROCON · 30 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | Jan. 12, 2015 | Kelsey Harkness
    Go to a gun show, and you won’t find many merchants using PayPal. You’ll also find few vendors using popular payment processors such as Square, Stripe and Spark Pay. That’s because some payment processors explicitly prohibit the use of their systems for online — and some in-store — sales of firearms, ammunition and certain accessories. Retailers in the gun industry say they’re being discriminated against. “Being shut out from mainstream payment processors makes us feel like we are part of some type of shady business when, in fact, there is more regulation and documentation required for federally licensed firearms dealers...
  • Obama's Paris snub wasn't an oversight

    01/13/2015 5:12:36 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 76 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01-12-2014 | Byron York
    Opinion: White House Obama's Paris snub wasn't an oversight By Byron York | January 12, 2015 | 4:33 pm The uproar over whether President Obama or another top administration official should have attended the massive unity rally in Paris has obscured an important point about the White House's reaction to the latest terror attacks in Europe. The administration no-shows were not a failure of optics, or a diplomatic misstep, but were instead the logical result of the president's years-long effort to downgrade the threat of terrorism and move on to other things. "The analogy we use around [the White House]...
  • Police looking for suspect who robbed dry cleaner in St. Albans, WV

    01/12/2015 1:30:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    WOWK ^ | Jan 12, 2015 | WOWK
    ST. ALBANS, WV - St. Albans police officers are looking for a suspect who robbed a dry cleaner located at 716 6th Avenue in St. Albans, West Virginia. Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatchers said the robbery took place around 10 a.m. Monday, January 12. According to police officers on scene, the suspect was armed with a silver handgun when he or she walked into St. Albans Dry Cleaners.
  • WashPost Asks, With Straight Face: Why Didn't Strict Gun Laws Stop Charlie Hebdo Massacre?

    01/09/2015 1:12:52 PM PST · by HammerT · 62 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 9, 2015 | Tim Graham
    The next time newspaper reporters start making fun of how stupid some politicians are, they could always discuss Adam Taylor. The Washington Post foreign affairs writer was dim enough to ask “France has strict gun laws. Why didn’t that save Charlie Hebdo victims?” It never sinks in, that trusty old maxim about if you outlaw guns, only the outlaws will have guns. Taylor not only asked a dim-witted question, he mocked Donald Trump for asking it, and then he asked it in all sincerity: Trump, a perennial attention seeker, was likely attempting to score political points and insult liberals with...
  • Eugene Robinson: If Paris Attack Happened In U.S. There Would Be "More Carnage" Because Of Guns

    01/09/2015 10:24:56 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 86 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 9, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    "Just to keep it into perspective, I don't think we should imagine that the conditions and the threat are exactly the same in the United States as they are in France. They are different. In fact, one thing that is different here is weapons are universally available and so it is actually a very good thing that, that the tensions are not exactly the same because we would expect to have a lot more carnage," Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson said on the Friday broadcast of MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports.
  • Two Men Dead After 3 Shootings In 14 Hours In Miami [Sharpton & Holder Won't Visit Families]

    01/09/2015 1:30:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 1/8/15
    Three shootings in 24 hours in Miami have taken the lives of two men and have left another man and two women wounded. Miami Police say the latest victim was a man in his early to mid 20s who was shot and killed....
  • Christie Administration Proposes More Gun Control For New Jersey

    01/07/2015 1:09:47 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 41 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 1/7/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s (R) administration is proposing more gun control in the form of “security requirements” for firearm retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers–and employees of the same–in the state. The proposals originated with the State Police and are the result of “several thefts and lapses in oversight…that led to at least one death” during the past 10 years.
  • Envying France, where guns aren't part of the altercation equation

    01/07/2015 11:16:31 AM PST · by PROCON · 52 replies
    newobserver.com ^ | Dec. 9, 2014 | Matt Buys
    My 10-year old daughter and I visited Paris last month. We stayed in a small, clean hotel with private bathrooms near a bustling train station, Gare Du L’est. Senegalese, Kurds, Algerians, Vietnamese, Bengalese and some Parisians – all call this arrondissement, or urban administrative district, home. This small slice of Paris offers a smörgĺsbord of cross-cultural experiences. Since Gare Du L’est is one of the least-expensive locations in Paris, it is bit rough around the edges. That is, there is a little drug dealing, a little prostitution and lots of who knows what else. Further, my daughter, Katie, had never...
  • Piers Morgan strangely silent about gun control laws in France

    01/07/2015 8:24:59 AM PST · by HammerT · 18 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 7, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Former CNN host Piers Morgan posted several tweets this morning about the deadly shooting that occurred in France. When mass shootings have occurred in the U.S., Morgan has wasted no time calling for stricter gun control laws: Piers Morgan @piersmorgan This mass shooting in Santa Barbara is just disgusting. How many more times can America just shrug and do nothing after these outrages? France, of course, already has strict gun laws. Unfortunately, those laws didn’t stop the shooting there today. Piers hasn’t had anything to say about that. Not yet, anyway. Paul Perrin @pperrin Lucky that france has tight gun...
  • 12 DEAD IN PARIS MASSACRE: Islamic gunmen execute French police officer as he pleads for his life

    01/07/2015 6:32:18 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 119 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 7 January 2015 | Simon Tomlinson and Peter Allen and Jay Akbar and Chris Pleasance
    12 DEAD IN PARIS MASSACRE: Islamic gunmen execute French police officer as he pleads for his life after terror attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo at centre of Mohammed cartoon storm Masked gunmen storm Paris headquarters with AK-47s shouting 'Allahu akbar!' and 'the Prophet has been avenged' Stalked building asking for people's names before killing the editor and cartoonist during weekly editorial meeting Horrific footage shows a police officer begging for his life before being shot in the head at point-blank range Killers fled in stolen car across eastern Paris after a 'mass shoot-out' with police officers and remain on...
  • VA Offers ‘Free Gun Locks’ in Exchange for Owners’ Info, Addresses & # of Guns Owned

    01/07/2015 8:01:15 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 41 replies
    Ammoland ^ | Jan 6, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    VA Offers ‘Free Gun Locks’ in Exchange for Owners’ Info, Addresses & # of Guns Owned Posted on January 6, 2015 by Ammoland By AWR Hawkins Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)- A number of veterans say they’ve received a letter from the Veterans Administration (VA) offering them “free gun locks” if they fill out a form which asks for their address and the number of guns for which they need locks. The VA is offering up to four locks per veteran. The Washington Times acquired a copy of the letter and quoted it as saying the VA “[hopes] to reach all...