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  • A Revision on the Bill of Rights, Part III (a new constitutional argument to seize guns alert)

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

    05/03/2016 6:24:34 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 36 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | Apr 30, 2016 | Jon Stokes
    With yet another push from President Obama to revive initiatives to develop “smart gun” technology, it looks like it’s time to revisit the issue once again. The most common question I got in response to my previous piece on the many problems with smart guns is, “even if you’re correct that smart guns are a bad idea, why is the NRA so opposed to letting the market even try to get it right?” The NRA’s official position is that they don’t care one way or the other about smart gun tech, and that the market should decide, but we all...
  • Hillary Clinton: Australia Gun Ban ‘Worth Looking At’ In U.S. 34666 30

    05/04/2016 1:28:22 PM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Oct 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During an October 16 town hall meeting at Keene State College, Democrat presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton said Australia’s confiscation of firearms via a national buyback provides “a good example” for how other countries responded to mass shootings and she said it is “worth looking at” when considering gun policy in the U.S. Clinton made these statements in response to a questioner who asked if we could ban handgun ownership in the U.S.
  • Hillary Clinton Plans Executive Action to Exceed Obama on Gun Control

    05/04/2016 1:14:52 PM PDT · by detective · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 May 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Even before Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee on Tuesday, Democrat presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton was looking toward the general election and planning to use executive action “go further than Obama” on gun control. In fact, implementing more gun control is “at the top of her to-do list.”
  • Hennepin County Opens New Office to Handle Increase in Permit to Carry Applications

    05/04/2016 11:25:20 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose
    kstp.com ^ | 5/4/16
    Gun sales are up in Minnesota, so much so that some counties are having trouble keeping up with permit applications. Hennepin became the latest county to expand their permit application services, opening a second full-time permit to carry office in Brooklyn Park this week. "We've seen an exponential increase," Sheriff Rich Stanek said. In fact, the Sheriff's Office released numbers Tuesday showing they've seen a 16 percent increase in permit applications since 2014. Stanek said some attribute the rise in applications to recent mass shootings, a rise in violent crime, or Obama administration policies. Regardless, Stanek said the increase does...
  • Other Countries own Guns too

    05/04/2016 9:34:12 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 5/4/2016 | Alexandria Kincaid
    icture a tiny, Christmas town filled with classic Alpine chalets and surrounded by mountains, with the citizens working dutifully to contribute to the common good, and you will envision Zermatt, Switzerland. Zermatt is a picturesque tourist town that would fit the typical political progressive’s idea of utopia on earth: modern, clean and government-controlled. Environmental preservation is key. Residents pride themselves on the pure, glacial water flowing through the town. Cars are banned, except for the few licensees who are permitted to drive electric vehicles. I spoke with a shopkeeper who explained the government’s protection of the Swiss deer. If you...
  • Georgia governor vetoes ‘campus-carry’ concealed gun bill

    05/03/2016 9:58:11 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 3, 2016 | Ryan Phillips; AP
    Georgia’s Republican governor vetoed a bill Tuesday allowing concealed handguns on college campuses, rejecting the proposal that a legislature controlled by his own party had easily approved in an election year. The bill would have allowed anyone 21 and over to carry a concealed handgun with the proper permit on a public college or university campus.
  • Senate approves gun seizures in violent domestic breakups (Connecticut)

    05/03/2016 12:38:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    ctpost.com ^ | May 2, 2016 | Ken Dixon
    Accused domestic abusers would have to surrender firearms within 24 hours under legislation that won final approval in the Senate on Monday afternoon and now heads to the governor for his expected signature. The bill was approved 23-13 after a two-and-three-quarter hour debate, in which Republicans failed in three attempts to amend it. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who proposed the legislation, indicated right after the vote that he supports the bill, which would require alleged domestic abusers — in most cases, men — to immediately give up their guns and ammunition if their partners seek restraining orders. The goal is...
  • Big Boom with 425 Pounds of Tannernite

    05/03/2016 11:33:39 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/3/2016 | R Chastain
    The guys from Demolition Ranch are at it again. After starting small with their Tannerite experiments, Demolition Ranch went big, with a 60-foot PVC pipe filled with Tannerite binary explosive. Problem: It stubbornly refused to explode all at once. Apparently, the pipe was too small. Fail. When they tackled it again, they went with 4? PVC and buried 50 feet of it. On one end, an elbow was added and the pipe turned up out of the ground – and that’s what they shot to detonate it. It didn't fail. See the video here.
  • Hillary Admits Support for Legislation to Kill Gun Industry

    05/02/2016 5:36:29 PM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 49 replies
    The Shooter's Log ^ | 4/27/2016 | Dave Dolbee
    There is no chance of burying the lead in this story. Hillary Clinton has vowed to support legislation to kill the gun industry. I am not here to advocate for one political party over another or one particular politician for President. The Shooter’s Log is about firearms, survival/prepping, hunting, etc. However, if you believe in the Second Amendment, hunting, and firearms, you really need to step up and pay attention to Hillary Clinton’s latest proclamation against your rights. Hillary is the Democratic frontrunner and in all likelihood going to be the Democratic Nominee. Recently, on her website, she proudly stated,...
  • The Gun Problem at Miramar College (Professor Was Told to Hush About Missing Firearms)

    05/02/2016 4:02:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    San Diego Reader ^ | May 2, 2016 | Dorian Hargrove
    Lawsuit claims professor was told to hush about missing firearmsA part-time professor at Miramar College is suing the school for retaliating against him after he complained that several guns used for police training courses were unregistered, not stored properly, and in some cases turned up missing. Adjunct professor Jim Soeten, who taught courses in the Administration of Justice Department since 2002, says problems began in October 2014 when his colleague Jordan Omens brought a loaded gun to a faculty meeting. Omens, says the lawsuit, was upset with Soeten and other department members over accusations that he had fudged his time...
  • AR-15; .223 round - info for criminal case. HELP PLEASE!

    05/02/2016 2:25:05 PM PDT · by Chasaway · 154 replies
    Same | 05.02.16 | Chasaway
    I need some general firearms/ballistics information. I'm working on a criminal defense case. The defendant is accused by the state of shooting his girlfriend in the back of the head with an AR-15 at 10 feet...using a .223 round. The defendant is a real scumbag and knows he's going to the pen over this. BUT, he claims he accidentally discharged the gun, it caromed off of a linoleum-covered concrete floor and then struck her. It all occurred in a very small kitchen. My working hypothesis is that this WAS an accidental shooting and that the bullet DID ricochet off of...
  • Czech out this Gun - VZ58

    05/02/2016 8:28:26 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 5/2/2016 | Oleg Volk
    The Samopal vzor 58, or Automatic weapon model 58, was put into Czechoslovak military service in the late 1950s. A very lightweight 7.62×39 carbine with a short-stroke piston action, it was one of the first Czech arms to use the Soviet cartridge instead of the longer native round. Lighter than the AK-47 by 1.3 pounds, it also used alloy magazines that weighed half of the steel AK-47 mags. Although similar in overall size to the AK, the slimmer pistol grip and stock gave it a more dainty look. Besides Czechoslovak army use, the rifle was exported to about 20 countries,...
  • The MAC-10 Was an Over-Hyped Hunk of Junk

    05/02/2016 6:10:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    War is Boring ^ | May 2, 2016 | Darien Cavanaugh
    For roughly a 20-year period from the mid-1970s to the mid-'90s the MAC-10 submachine gun was everywhere. At least that’s what you might think if your only exposure to the weapon is action films and T.V. shows from the era. The compact MAC-10 first registered in America’s collective imagination when John Wayne wielded one with lethal prowess in the 1974 police thriller McQ.
  • Russia Today: 11yo Alabama boy shoots intruder, mocks him for ‘crying like a baby’

    04/30/2016 9:18:56 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 32 replies
    Russia Today ^ | April 30, 2016
    An 11-year-old boy from Talladega, Alabama, boasted about shooting at a fleeing burglar 12 times and mocked the man (whom he had wounded in the leg) for “crying like a baby”. Chris Gaither told WVTM news he was home alone Wednesday morning when he heard an intruder breaking into his house.
  • 11-year-old brags about shooting suspected home invader

    05/01/2016 12:03:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 1, 2016 | Peter Holley
    Chris Gaither was home alone “petting the dogs” on Wednesday morning when he heard a noise upstairs. The 11-year-old boy from Talladega, Ala., told NBC affiliate WVTM-TV that he was scared, so he grabbed a knife and steadied himself. Chris said that a man appeared on the stairwell, but when confronted, he ran back up upstairs. When the man reappeared moments later, the boy told WVTM-TV, the individual was holding a gun. “When he was coming down the stairs, that’s when he told me he was going to kill me, f-you and all that,” Chris said. Instead of running, Chris...
  • Obama Puts His Weight Behind Smart Gun Technology

    04/29/2016 12:05:05 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 29, 2016 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and ERIC LICHTBLAU
    WASHINGTON — President Obama will use the power of his office to push for adoption of so-called smart gun technology that could eventually limit the use of a firearm to its owner, the White House announced Friday morning. The move is intended to allow Mr. Obama to confront firearms violence in the face of fierce opposition to broader gun control measures. But critics of smart gun technology, including some police officials, are expected to fight a proposal that they see as unproven and an unwarranted restriction on the freedom to use firearms. The initiative was unveiled on the White House...
  • There is Healing in the arms of Jesus

    04/28/2016 9:54:59 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Disappear My children so that I may manifest freely for there is healing within the Wings of My fullness. Do you "Truly" desire to feel My healing Touch ? For as My Wings envelope you is when "TRUE REST " Begins and saturates your ( ( (( Heart and Soul )) ) ) "FIND ME" AT ~ ~ SURRENDER ~ ~ for I AM there EVEN NOW with outstretched arms with your healing in the ( ( (( Wings of My ARMS )) ) ) outstretched for I AM YOUR CROSS ! ! ! Deuteronomy 33:12 The Lord’s beloved rests...
  • POST EXCLUSIVE – Corey Jones family leery, hopeful of grand jury probe

    04/28/2016 5:27:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 4/28/16 | Daphne Duret
    Relatives of Corey Jones, the 31-year-old stranded motorists killed by a Palm Beach Gardens police officer last year, were cautiously hopeful Wednesday after meeting with Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg Wednesday on the heels of his announcement that prosecutors are bringing the case to a grand jury. Family members and their attorney, Benjamin Crump, are expected to address the public in an 8 a.m. press conference Thursday.
  • More guns and bigger arsenals than ever: Australia’s not out of range yet

    04/27/2016 11:00:20 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 27 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 28th April 2016 | Emma Reynolds
    AS Australia marks 20 years since the Port Arthur massacre, guns still pose a massive threat to our nation. There are more firearms in the country than ever before, more are imported, and owners are amassing larger arsenals in their homes. Gun policy expert Philip Alpers, Adjunct Associate Professor at Sydney School of Public Health, warned this morning that boasts Australia has “solved the gun problem” are premature. When John Howard introduced the National Firearms Act in 1996 after Martin Bryant’s devastating mass shooting, he swore we wouldn’t “go the American way”, and many believe he has been vindicated. “People...
  • THE NEXT PRESIDENT ????!!!!

    04/26/2016 11:07:30 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 9 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 4-26=16 | bible
    Many foresee a shadow though they look dimly through the veil, But what I AM doing and whom I have chosen I am yet to unveil, For few have truly ventured to enter in, They look for their own satisfaction and invite sin, I AM The One to lift up and remove and set down! I alone wear The Crown! A true upset is coming but to me is no surprise, So few come and enter in so I can open their eyes, For what comes next is a step of Prophecy, The next president is not chosen by men...
  • California Bill Would Effectively Ban All Gun Dealers [semi-satire]

    04/26/2016 10:01:19 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Apr 2016 | John Semmens
    Assembly Bill 2459, sponsored by Assembly Member Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) would institute such draconian regulations on firearms vendors that most, perhaps all, would be driven out of business. This is okay by McCarty, though, because "it would draw a distinct line between the duly authorized and armed police and the outlaws who possess guns." "Let's say that all legitimate gun dealers shutdown," McCarty speculated. "There would be no legal way for a law-abiding citizen to obtain a firearm. The only available source would be an illegal street purchase. In one fell swoop, my bill would convert everyone with a gun...
  • Hillary: Young People Need To Understand "Guns Are Never An Answer"

    04/26/2016 5:20:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 68 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 26, 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared, “We have got to help our young people understand, guns are never an answer” during a town hall on MSNBC on Monday.
  • Trigger Control

    04/25/2016 7:48:18 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/25/2016 | D Johns
    The very most essential foundation of accurate shooting is trigger control. How were you taught to shoot, or did you just learn it "OJT?" What type of firearm did you learn to shoot first, and have you transferred that technique to everything you shoot? I suppose you could take a formal shooting course and learn the textbook styles of trigger control for pistols, revolvers, rifles, and even shotguns. There are some very subtle differences in how to correctly shoot each firearm type, but more importantly is finding a way for you to learn to best shoot every gun you own....
  • Suspect in Wisconsin prom shooting dies, police say

    04/24/2016 5:29:24 PM PDT · by RC one · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun April 24, 2016 | Eliott C. McLaughlin,
    (CNN)A teenager accused of shooting two students outside a high school prom in Antigo, Wisconsin, has died, police said Sunday. Police identified the suspect as 18-year-old Jakob Wagner. He used to attend Antigo High School, police Chief Eric Roller said.The victims, who were shot as they left a building where they had been celebrating prom, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, according to police. A female victim was treated for a gunshot wound and released, while a male victim was undergoing surgery late Sunday morning.About 11 p.m. Saturday, Wagner "arrived at the Antigo High School prom with a rifle and...
  • Hillary Clinton To Pennsylvania Hunters: ‘We Can’t Ignore The 2nd Amendment’

    04/24/2016 5:16:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 23, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 22 Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke to a Pennsylvania audience known for ties to hunting and shooting sports and said, “We can’t ignore the Second Amendment.” This comes after months of Clinton pushing universal background checks, an expansion of the instant background check system, more oversight on Federal Firearm License holders (FFLs), and a change in laws so that crime victims can sue gun sellers and manufacturers. In October Clinton also suggested the Australia gun ban is “worth looking at” for gun policy in the United States.
  • Harriet Tubman Was A Gun-Toting Republican

    04/22/2016 3:19:19 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    There are some knee-jerk reactions to the seemingly "political correctness run amok" move to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, replacing President Andrew Jackson. But the replacing of the slave-owning founder of the Democratic Party with a gun-toting black Republican may spark a political debate worth having and unearth historical truths worth learning. As PJ Media described the announcement: The first woman on United States bank notes will be the famous abolitionist and Republican Harriet Tubman, Politico reported Wednesday. She will give the boot to the nation's sixth president and a major figure in the Democratic Party, Andrew Jackson,...
  • Meekness[Charismatic Caucus]

    04/20/2016 7:20:38 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 4-20-16 | Holy Spirit
    "My" meekness is your strength for it is as you are moved only by the fortitude of My love that "True Zeal" then takes over and abides in you "As a River" forging and carving the path of My very will for your life "In Me" Acts 17:28 28 For in Him we live and move and exist [that is, in Him we actually have our being], as even some of [a]your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His children.’ Matthew 5:5 5 “Blessed [inwardly peaceful, spiritually secure, worthy of respect] are the [a]gentle [the kind-hearted, the sweet-spirited,...
  • Why Conservatives Should Cheer for Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill [Republican who shot Democrats]

    04/21/2016 1:53:54 PM PDT · by grundle · 121 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 21, 2016 | AaronClarey
    Video description: Being completely ignorant of history, the left has put a gun-totting, democrat-shooting, Republican on the $20 bill. By all measures and means, today most leftists would HATE Harriet Tubman...and she'd likely shoot them too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAx6geq2cRc
  • Wilson's AR9 pistol caliber or something cheaper?

    04/21/2016 8:08:44 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/21/2016 | C Cocoles
    Pistol caliber carbines have become extremely popular since the ammo shortage a few years ago. Just recently, the prolific Wilson Combat company released information about their new 9mm rifle the AR9. At first glimpse the Wilson AR9 has the similar appearance of an AR-15, so obviously an AR clone. It’s a quality-built 9mm AR with a quality AR price of $1,995. Unfortunately, that price is what's killing it in the eyes of the buyer, check it out. The Sig MPX is also a quality built AR style carbine: $1,732The Zenith MKE Z-5 Rifle is based of the classic, reliable MP-5:...
  • Oklahoma Senate passes gun bill opposed by troopers, business groups

    04/20/2016 7:12:20 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 26 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 4-20-16 | Rick Green
    The Oklahoma Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would allow people to openly carry firearms without a permit and without training. A total of 34 organizations — including the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Oklahoma State Troopers Association, universities, chambers of commerce and hospitals — sent a letter to Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman in opposition to House Bill 3098 and House Joint Resolution 1009, a proposed ballot measure intended to make it harder to regulate guns. House Bill 3098 was approved 37-9. The joint resolution was not considered. Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, said the bill won't expand...
  • California Considers Ban on All Gun Dealers

    04/19/2016 4:18:04 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 19, 2016 | Awr hawkins
    On April 19, a bill that could literally ban all Federal Firearm License holders (FFLs) from doing business in the state of California goes before the State Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection. The bill–Assembly Bill 2459–is sponsored by Assembly Member Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento). If passed, it would shackle FFLs with four new requirements, the totality of which could simply force gun stores to close their doors. The NRA-ILA reported the four proposed requirements: A prohibition on licensee business premises being on a residential property. A clear statement that localities may impose more restrictive requirements on licensees than those...
  • Can a .500 Magnum blow out a Car Window?

    04/19/2016 8:57:18 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/19/2016 | C Buckner
    Many have thought of this, but the guys from FullMag actually went out grabbed a Craigslist limo and headed out to the range to shoot at a car window with a .500 Magnum. Just so you know, they're not shooting at a bullet proof window, just the standard. Have a look at the video here.
  • Orthodox Jewish leader allegedly bragged about NYPD bribes for pistol permits

    04/19/2016 5:04:39 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    Ny post ^ | April 18, 2016 | Lia Eustachewich, Larry Celona and Bruce Golding
    NYPD cops pocketed cash bribes to “expedite” pistol permits for members of the Orthodox Jewish community — and a Boro Park Shomrim patrol leader offered another officer a near $1 million payday to keep the scheme going, the feds charged Monday. A cop in the NYPD’s License Division allegedly confessed to the FBI that he and a supervisor accepted payments he called “lunch money” from Alex “Shaya” Lichtenstein, who was hauled into court Monday on bribery and conspiracy charges Court papers say Lichtenstein was secretly recorded last week bragging about how he had secured 150 gun licenses through his connections...
  • Bernie Sanders considered soft on guns by his fellow Democrats

    04/18/2016 3:47:02 AM PDT · by Marcus · 15 replies
    Blasting News ^ | April 17, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    Sen. Bernie Sanders remains a darling of the far left on the political spectrum. But, according to Politico, he has one politically incorrect position that has proven to be a vulnerability. Coming from a rural state, Vermont, he is considered to be soft on guns, from the point of view of his fellow Democrats. He opposes a bill that would make firearms manufacturers responsible for the use of their products in the commission of a crime. Sanders fellow senator, Kristin Gillibrand of New York, broke down and cried about the issue and begged Sanders to change his position for the...
  • Better Call Saul - Season 2 starts tonite!

    02/15/2016 3:03:59 PM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 32 replies
    Just a heads-up, if you were waiting for the next season to start. First episode season 2 is tonight.
  • New Book Claims Americans Don’t Really Like Guns

    04/16/2016 8:05:21 AM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    nraila.org ^ | April 15, 2016
    Gun control supporters will no doubt be all aflutter about a new book that tries to validate one of their longtime favorite theories, while appearing to help their preferred presidential candidate appeal to anti-capitalist voters within the Democratic Party. The theory, which makes perfect sense to voters who believe that demand is driven by supply, is, as the Washington Post describes it, that “[g]uns in America were no big deal until big business made us love them.” The book, The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture, points its accusatory finger at the Winchester Repeating...
  • Judge rules Newtown families' lawsuit against gun maker can go forward

    04/15/2016 5:52:01 AM PDT · by blueyon · 33 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 4/15/16 | AP???
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A lawsuit can go forward against the maker of the rifle used in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, a judge ruled Thursday. Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis said that a 2005 federal law protecting gun-makers from lawsuits does not prevent lawyers for the victims' families from arguing that the semi-automatic rifle is a military weapon and should not have been sold to civilians.
  • US Judge Rules Sandy Hook Victims Can Sue "Military-Style" Gun-Maker

    04/14/2016 3:48:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/14/15 | tyler durden
    In a somewhat stunning decision, SkyNews reports that a US judge has ruled that the families of victims in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School can sue the maker of the weapon used in the attack, arguing the Bushmaster rifle is a military weapon that should not have been sold to civilians.As SkyNews reports, Gun companies had sought to reject the negligence and wrongful death lawsuit filed two years after the attack by nine victims' relatives and a survivor. But Connecticut Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis said a 2005 federal law protecting gun-makers from lawsuits does not shield the companies...
  • Does Carrying A Pistol Make You Safer?

    04/13/2016 10:45:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 91 replies
    npr.org ^ | April 12, 2016 | John Burnett
    There is a pistol-packing revolution going on in America. Nearly 13 million Americans have permits to carry concealed handguns — triple the number just nine years ago — and that figure is low because not every state reports. It's puzzling that so many Americans are choosing to arm themselves at a time when the FBI tells us violent crime and property crime have been falling dramatically for two decades. In search of handgun permit holders, I drove out to the Texas Firearms Festival, an outdoor gun extravaganza held near Austin where firearms fanciers get to shoot everything they see. I'm...
  • Hillary agrees as panelist says gunmakers are turning US citizens into terrorists

    04/12/2016 7:28:27 PM PDT · by kevcol · 20 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | April 12, 2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Hillary Clinton seemed to steadily agree with a panelist that gun and ammunition manufacturers turn American citizens into terrorists. At a gun violence forum in Port Washington, New York, aired by ABC News on Monday, an unidentified woman eviscerated the firearms industry. "We're so worried about terrorism but we have terrorism on our own soil," the woman said as Clinton animatedly nodded like a bobblehead. "Our gun manufacturers, our ammunition manufacturers are making terrorists out of our citizens."
  • Vermont Gun Rights Group to Clinton: You’re a Liar! Posted

    04/12/2016 3:56:11 PM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | April 12, 2016 | Jenn Jacques
    We all know Hillary Clinton doesn’t like, or expect to be challenged, so when she told New York lawmakers last week that their criminals get their guns from Vermont, she certainly didn’t see this reaction coming. “This is an out-and-out lie — I can’t state it any more clearly,” said Chris Bradley, president of the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs. “She’s desperate to try to get to the left of Mr. Sanders, and she perceives he’s weak on guns when in fact he’s pretty consistent.”
  • A Word For The Leaders and Body of Christ Jesus[Charismatic Caucus]

    04/11/2016 2:13:27 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles, Bible ^ | 4-11-16 | Bible, Holy Spirit
    I AM looking for unity, I AM looking for my love working in you in such a way that you see your brother and sisters’ needs above your own.Let there be great charity among you, yes, but this love comes from me through you and as you see others as part of your body without paper or pen. It is then they become part of you and you come to abide in Me. There is no room for arrogance and vanity, just my love and the fruit thereof,For it is only in oneness you then have gained the access “as...
  • Hillary Nods Approvingly As Supporter Claims Gunmakers Are Turning Americans Into Terrorists [VIDEO]

    04/11/2016 10:17:19 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 11, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    Hillary Clinton nodded in emphatic approval on Monday as one of her supporters claimed that gun and ammunition manufacturers "are making terrorists out of our citizens." "If we all get angry enough we can start saving lives and stop making…our citizens are the terrorists," said a woman who took part in a gun violence forum in Port Washington, N.Y. ABC News video here
  • Alaska Senate votes to allow concealed guns on UA campuses

    04/11/2016 11:32:44 AM PDT · by kevcol · 4 replies
    Alaska Dispatch news ^ | April 7, 2016 | Rashah McChesney
    The bill's sponsor, Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, said gun-free zones on campuses make them targets for killers. He highlighted the growing number of mass shootings in the United States in recent years. "I don't want the students and the faculty at the University of Alaska to be a soft target as the dial seems to be ratcheted up over the last few years," he said. The measure passed by a vote of 13-5.
  • The Walther P38 Was Germany’s Most Popular Wartime Pistol

    04/11/2016 6:17:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 11, 2016 | Matthew Morris
    In 1929, German gun-maker Waffenfabrik Walther began developing a new nine-millimeter pistol for military use. The development violated the Treaty of Versailles that ended World War I, so Walther kept it secret. Early Walther attempts focused on scaling up its “PP” line of pistols to chamber the larger nine-mil round. This pistol, the Militarpistole, wasn’t strong enough to withstand the pressures and recoil of the nine-by-19-millimeter round. Walther began work on a new design in 1935 following a request from the Heereswaffenamt, the German army’s weapons-technology agency. The Heereswaffenamt wanted a pistol to replace the Luger P08 — one that...
  • Shotgun, nearly 200 rounds of ammunition recovered at Holland Tunnel: police

    04/10/2016 1:48:10 PM PDT · by arl295 · 96 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | 4/10/2016 | Caitlin Mota
    JERSEY CITY -- A traffic stop near the Holland Tunnel yesterday evening lead to the recovery of a shotgun and nearly 200 rounds of ammunition, a police spokesman said. At about 6:30 p.m., a police officer saw a blue plastic drum in the back up a pickup truck that had just passed through the Holland Tunnel toll plaza. The officer stopped the vehicle driven by a Pennsylvanian man to make sure there were no hazardous materials in the drum, Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo said. Police asked the driver Marlon Murphy, 45, of Easton, if there were any weapons in...
  • The Folly of Suing Gun Manufacturers

    04/10/2016 9:17:52 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 10 Apr, 2016 | Jay Caruso
    It is somewhat amusing watching two Democrats battle it out over firearms. Hillary Clinton has been attacking Bernie Sanders over his answer regarding lawsuits against firearm manufacturers due to the criminal acts perpetrated by others. Currently, firearm manufacturers and firearms dealers are covered under the Protection of Lawful Commerce In Arms Act which became law under President George W. Bush in 2005. It became necessary when states and cities began filing lawsuits against the manufacturers. Critics said they were attempting to make law through litigation, and they were right. The lawsuits were punctuated with demands that dealers track guns they...
  • Dear Parents: Here’s Some Hard Lessons From Haruka Weiser’s Murder

    04/10/2016 1:48:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    TownHall ^ | April 10, 2016 | Doug Giles
    Haruka Weiser, 18, from Portland, Oregon, was a first year theater and dance student at The University of Texas in Austin. Weiser was reported missing Monday morning by her roommates and was found dead Tuesday in a creek that runs through UT's campus. Haruka had been walking back to her dorm from the drama building on campus when she was assaulted, then killed. On Friday, Austin police arrested Meechaiel Khalil Criner, a black, seventeen-year-old, homeless, six-foot-tall punk and charged him with first degree murder. Poor Haruka. A gorgeous, eighteen-year-old girl with big hopes and dreams gets raped, has her life...
  • Home Depot security guard about to be attacked by tire iron is saved by armed citizen

    04/09/2016 4:11:19 PM PDT · by kevcol · 43 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | April 9, 2016 | Frieda Powers
    Another example of a concealed carry citizen saving the day unfolded in Texas last week. At a Home Depot store in Amarillo, a man suspected of stealing power tools was confronted by the store’s loss prevention officer in the parking lot, reported KVII-TV. The two ended up in a struggle after the officer caught the suspect, 35 year-old Ricky Solis, when he tried to flee. Another man stepped in and tried to help Solis escape, police said, kicking the loss prevention officer in the face. The second suspect then retrieved a tire iron from his car and allegedly returned to...