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  • Could You Spot a Potential School Shooter?

    04/23/2015 8:32:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/23/15 | Al Caruba
    There is no one way to prevent school shootings-- Most school shooters leave a trail of warning signs that are either not noticed or not responded to In April 1999, we were all stunned by the news that Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold had attacked and killed students at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado and, more recently, in December 2012, that Adam Lanza, after killing his mother at home, then massacred twenty-six staff and students at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. These events evoke dread of potential events, a quest to understand why they occurred, and ways...
  • American Life: Military Laboratory, Arms and Supplies

    04/23/2015 7:10:25 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 12 replies
    Democratic Thinker ^ | April 22, 2015 | Democratic Thinker
    Military Laboratory, of Philadelphia, lists military arms and supplies available to the public in the new republic. Clayton Cramer notes that all these arms and supplies were protected by the just written Second Amendment. Military Laboratory, At No. 34, Dock Street, near the Drawbridge, PHILADELPHIA: 1789 Where Owners and Commanders of Armed Vessels may be supplied, for either the use of Small Arms or Cannon, at the shortest notice, with every species of MILITARY STORES. V I Z. Rammers, sponges, worms and ladles, with or without spring worms, ready covered, of all sizes, of superior qualityCopper gun ladles and double...
  • VA Sends Veteransí Medical Info To FBI To Get Their Guns Taken Away

    04/22/2015 5:35:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 21, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    Documents obtained by The Daily Caller and interviews with American veterans reveal a shocking government program: The Department of Veterans Affairs is disarming Americaís veterans by getting them placed on the FBIís criminal background-check list. The VA sends veteransí personal medical and financial information directly to the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, which can seize their guns in home raids. Veterans deemed mentally incompetent or financially incapable are finally speaking out about the errors in the system and the fearful harassment they and their families face from the federal government. And it all starts when vets...
  • Cases where concealed handgun permit holders have stopped mass shootings

    04/21/2015 2:21:02 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 8 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | April 21, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    This past Friday, an Uber driver with a permitted concealed handgun stopped what likely would have been a mass public shooting. Police arrived on the scene quickly, but the Uber driver had still already taken care of the situation before they arrived. From Mitch Dudek in the Chicago Sun-Times: . . . 20 other cases are also listed.
  • Colorado man cited for 'killing' uncooperative computer with handgun

    04/21/2015 2:03:32 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/21/2014
    DENVER (Reuters) - Police in Colorado have cited a 37-year-old man for carrying his computer into an alley then shooting it eight times with a handgun after what authorities said had been a long battle with the uncooperative machine. Lucas Hinch was cited for discharging a firearm within city limits after officers responded to a "shots fired" call early on Monday evening, the Colorado Springs Police Department said in a statement. "Investigation revealed a resident was fed up with fighting his computer for the last several months," said the statement, entitled "Man Kills His Computer."
  • D.C. Attorney General Reports Photo of Reps. Trey Gowdy, Ken Buck to Police

    04/21/2015 1:22:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 53 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 21st | Jason Howerton
    The Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., is reportedly investigating a photo of Reps. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Ken Buck (R-Colo.) holding an AR-15 rifle in a House office building.
  • DC attorney general 'looking into' Republican photo with assault rifle (Gowdy & Buck, AR-15)

    04/21/2015 8:42:23 AM PDT · by maggief · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 21, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    Two Republican congressmen who posed for a picture with an assault rifle are coming under scrutiny from the District of Columbiaís Attorney General Office. Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) last week tweeted a picture of himself and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), the leader of the House GOPís Benghazi investigation, holding an AR-15. Buck said in the tweet that the assault rifle is his, and that the picture was taken after Gowdy ďstopped byĒ his office. Having the AR-15 in the Cannon House Office Building could be a violation of the Districtís strict gun laws, and the Washington, D.C., Attorney Generalís Office...
  • Gun Review: Ares Defense SCR

    04/21/2015 6:13:55 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Living ďbehind enemy linesĒ sucks. Thanks to ďassault weapons bansĒ (AWB), shooters in New York, California, New Jersey and other so-called ďslave statesĒ canít take advantage of their Constitutionally protected right to sample the latest in firearms technology. The only guns [legally] available are often less accurate firearms that cost more money. And so the good folks at Ares Defense set out to enable even those citizens living in those awful places to have access to the very best in modern firearms. Although it looks like the unholy union of a rifle and a shotgun, the result could well...
  • Alabama wife shot by police after she guns down husband in self-defense: cops

    04/20/2015 9:05:45 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 36 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/20/15 | Doyle Murphy
    Alabama wife shot by police after she guns down husband in self-defense: cops BY DOYLE MURPHY An Alabama woman blasted her crazed husband in self-defense ó and then was shot in the hip by a cop, authorities said. Lisa Skinner was still holding a shotgun on Sunday evening when she spun to face a Huntsville police officer, who opened fire when she didnít immediately drop the weapon, police said. ďThe whole situation was just unfortunate for everyone involved,Ē police spokesman Lt. Darryl Lawson told the Daily News.
  • Norwood, NJ Man Bit By Coyote While Out Walking Dog, Discusses Attack

    04/20/2015 2:54:17 PM PDT · by FreeReign · 53 replies
    CBS New York ^ | Apr. 20 2015
    NORWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) ó A coyote attack in Norwood, N.J. has residents on edge. Stephen Sinisi said he was walking his dog, Raleigh, near the woods on McClellan Street and DíErcole Court after 9 p.m. Sunday when he saw what he thought was a stray dog approaching.ďI was walking back and what looked like a dog approaching me,Ē Sinisi told CBS2ís Meg Baker. ďThen we got closer I was like, ĎNo, this is not a stray dog,íĒ he told 1010 WINSí Rebecca Granet. Sinisi was attacked as he tried to get his dog back into the house.
  • National Guard will train at GJ shooting range ( Colorado )

    04/20/2015 9:32:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | April 18, 2015 | Gary Harmon
    Target shooters at the 27 1/4 Road range could find themselves with military company about four times a year. Soldiers with Company C of 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment, headquartered in Grand Junction, will qualify at the range in the use of small arms, under an agreement with the Colorado National Guard and the Bureau of Land Management. Charlie Company soldiers now qualify on arms smaller than an M 240 Bravo ó a machine gun ó at a range in Fort Carson. ďItís a five-hour bus ride in good weather and a $5,000 round-trip proposition,Ē said Lt. Col. Brey Hopkins,...
  • What the Times Doesnít Get about the Second Amendment (brilliant piece by Ted Cruz)

    04/19/2015 6:33:32 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 64 replies
    Nationalreview.com ^ | 4/19/15 | Ted Cruz
    On Friday, the New York Times stated, in a blaring headline, that my support for Second Amendment rights is ďstrange.Ē In particular, the writer took issue with my statement that ďĒthe Second Amendment to the Constitution isnít for just protecting hunting rights, and itís not only to safeguard your right to target practice. It is a constitutional right to protect your children, your family, your home, our lives, and to serve as the ultimate check against governmental tyranny ó for the protection of liberty.Ē In addition to ďstrange,Ē the NYT described this view as ďridiculous,Ē ďsilly,Ē and ďabsurdĒ (methinks the...
  • Texas set to approve open carry of handguns, seen as win for gun-rights activists

    04/18/2015 6:14:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 18, 2015
    Texas is poised to become the largest state in the U.S. to allow citizens to openly carry handguns, a change long sought by gun-rights activists. The Texas House of Representatives on Friday voted 96-35 to allow residents with concealed-handgun licenses to openly carry their guns in public in holsters. A similar open-carry measure passed the Texas Senate last month; the two open-carry bills must be squared before being sent to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who has indicated support for the idea. In contrast to its reputation for being permissive on firearms, Texas is one of six states, including California, New...
  • A Good Day for the 2nd Amendment!

    04/17/2015 7:04:03 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    mngop ^ | 4-17-15 | Keith Downey
    Yesterday was a good day for gun rights in Minnesota. A bipartisan group of Representatives at the State Capitol passed several bills protecting and enhancing the Second Amendment. Bills enhancing the Second Amendment include: ‚¶Ā Emergency Powers Act ‚¶Ā (HF 722) - Protects private property rights by prohibiting government officials from confiscating firearms during a declared state of emergency.
  • Grassley to Holder: Why Is The VA Putting So Many Veterans on Your Federal Gun Ban List?

    04/17/2015 5:43:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 17, 2015 | Katie Pavlich, editor
    Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder expressing deep concerns over Veterans Affairs evaluations classifying veterans as "mentally defective" and banning them in the federal background check system from purchasing or owning a firearm. According to Grassley's office, the VA "reports individuals to the gun ban list if an individual merely needs financial assistance managing VA benefits," keeping them from exercising their Second Amendment rights. (Bolding is mine) "The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is effectively a national gun ban list and placement on the list precludes...
  • Billy Currington Pulls Out Of Tim McGrawís Gun Control Concert Amid Fan Outrage

    04/17/2015 9:47:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/17/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Country fans were outraged and on April 16, Currington announced he was pulling out of the concert. According to the International Business Times (IBI), the gun control concert got the wrong kind of exposure when Breitbart News reported that concert beneficiary Sandy Hook Promise ďis a vehicle through which various relatives of Sandy Hook victims have joined to push gun control until it passes.Ē Currington announced his decision to pull out via Facebook:
  • Seventh officer refuses to testify in trial of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo

    04/17/2015 9:23:55 AM PDT · by redreno · 9 replies
    http://www.cleveland.com ^ | 04/16/2015 | Ida Lieszkovszky
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A seventh police officer invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination Thursday in the voluntary manslaughter trial of fellow Cleveland officer Michael Brelo. Officer Erin O'Donnell, who participated in the Nov. 29, 2012 police chase and shootings that resulted in charges against Brelo, entered the courtroom with her attorney, Mark Stanton. Prosecutors asked her if she had told investigators the "whole story" of what happened on the night of Nov. 29, 2012, at which point O'Donnell invoked her Fifth Amendment right. After brief discussion, Judge John P. O'Donnell agreed that since the officer was present and fired...
  • Veterans, Dependents - Disproportionate Share of ĎMental Defectiveí Category on Gun Ban List

    04/16/2015 6:47:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    Senator Chuck Grassley ^ | Apr 15, 2015 | Senator Chuck Grassley
    Veterans, Dependents Account for Disproportionate Share of ĎMental Defectiveí Category on Gun Ban List Apr 15, 2015 WASHINGTON Ė Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is requesting an explanation for why nearly all of the names on the Justice Departmentís gun ban list in the ďmental defectiveĒ category belong to veterans or their dependents. ďItís disturbing to think that the men and women who dedicated themselves to defending our freedom and values face undue threats to their fundamental Second Amendment rights from the very agency established to serve them. A veteran or dependent shouldnít lose...
  • What Is the State of the U.S. Gun Business?

    04/16/2015 5:48:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | 4-16-2015 | Marcelo Prince and Carlos A. Tovar
    What Is the State of the U.S. Gun Business? By Marcelo Prince and Carlos A. Tovar After several years of strong sales to civilians worried about new regulations, big U.S. firearms makers have recently reported lower sales. The overall number of American households with guns is declining..
  • Ann Arbor schools bans guns with new policies

    04/16/2015 3:58:18 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 34 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Lindsay Knake
    If anyone but a law enforcement official carries a gun into an Ann Arbor school, administrators will ask the person to leave and call the police. Under a new policy, a weapon such as a gun in a school constitutes an emergency. The Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education on Wednesday, April 15, unanimously voted to ban dangerous weapons, including guns, from school buildings and property. The vote approved three policies that outline the superintendent's ability to be able to close schools, cancel buses or student and staff events before, during and after school in the case of an...
  • Advocacy group takes aim at music fest's 'no gun' policy (Oklahoma)

    04/15/2015 6:56:13 AM PDT · by profdeming · 8 replies
    Norman (Oklahoma) Transcript ^ | April 15, 2015 | Jessica Bruha
    A statewide Second Amendment advocacy group said they plan to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Norman regarding the legality of a ďno guns policyĒ at the Norman Music Festival. ďThatís an encroachment on Second Amendment rights,Ē said Don Spencer, vice president of the Oklahoma Second Amendment Association, on Tuesday. ďThe city is undermining the stateís preemption law.Ē The free music festival is scheduled for April 23-25 in downtown Norman. The advocacy group is asking the court to either prohibit the enforcement of the ďno gunĒ policy or prohibit the Norman Music Festival from taking place, according to...
  • Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Blames Gov. Walker for Uptick in Gun Violence

    04/15/2015 12:34:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 14, 2015
    .......ďThis community has to face the reality that the gun laws that this state has put forward over the last few years Ė as proud as it makes the governor and legislature feel Ė has resulted in more guns on the streets of the City of Milwaukee,Ē Barrett said. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said that the gun laws Barrett referenced actually deal with concealed carry permits. ďThere is zero evidence that concealed carry permits [have] led to an increase in guns on the streets,Ē Clarke said.
  • Toy Guns in America: The 1950s Versus Today

    04/12/2015 2:38:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Check out this old toy gun commercial from the 1950s or '60s and compare it to how children who play with toy guns (or even their own food or fingers fashioned like a gun) are treated today. Do you think kids today are going to want to uphold their 2nd Amendment rights after they are terrorized and suspended or expelled by their schools for chewing a breakfast tart into an L-shape or being forced at age five to undergo a psych eval for bringing a Hello Kitty bubble gun to class? Others not included here are a kid who was...
  • Ted Cruz to GOP field at NRA: Prove 'you bled' fighting Barack Obama

    04/11/2015 10:01:55 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 111 replies
    Examiner ^ | April 11, 2015 | Joe Newby
    While addressing some 4,000 NRA members on Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican now running for the White House, challenged other Republicans running for office to prove they "bled" standing for principle while fighting Barack Obama, the Washington Examiner reported Saturday. Cruz, Pau Bedard said, mocked candidates in past primaries for being all talk but no action."There are a lot of good men and women thinking about running in 2016 and we've been around the block before," Cruz said in a teleprompter-free speech that lasted nearly 20 minutes. "We understand that in a Republican primary and everyone stands up...
  • Dr. Ben Carson Attempts to Clarify His Second Amendment Stance at NRA Annual Meetings

    04/11/2015 8:17:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/10/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Nashville - Speaking from the 144th annual NRA Annual Meetings Friday afternoon, potential GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson attempted to clarify his stance on the Second Amendment. "For the record let me make it extremely clear that I am extremely pro-Second Amendment and that I would never allow anyone to tamper with that right," Carson said. "We will never let the right to keep and bear arms be removed from those [generations] who follow us in this great nation," he continued.
  • First Thing Gov. Scott Walker Did Before Delivering Big Speech at NRAís Annual Meeting

    04/10/2015 1:02:03 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 10, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    NASHVILLE ó Before mentioning the National Rifle Association or even firearms at the gun rights groupís annual meeting in Nashville on Friday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, asked all the men and women in the audience who serve or have served in the armed forces to stand so they could be properly thanked. ďFreedom. Endowed by our Creator. Defined by our Constitution, but defended each and every day by the men and women who proudly wear the uniform of these United States,Ē Walker began. He then asked anyone who is serving or has served in the military to stand...
  • Why Rand Paul Is Unwelcome at NRA Gun Rights Convention

    04/10/2015 8:59:37 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4/10/2015 | Reid Epstein
    Sen. Rand Paul wasnít invited to speak at this weekendís National Rifle Association annual convention because the Kentucky Republican is caught in the crossfire between competing gun-rights organizations. Top NRA officials are unhappy that Mr. Paul has for years lent his name to fundraising solicitations for the National Association for Gun Rights, a group that fashions itself a more conservative alternative to NRA. Mr. Paulís aides have been told by the NRA he will be unwelcome to participate at NRA events as long as he remains affiliated with NAGR, according to people familiar with the conversation. Publicly, the NRA chalked...
  • NRA Putting GOP Establishment Over Gun Owners At 2015 Annual Meeting

    04/09/2015 8:32:05 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Bluegrass Bruce | April 7, 2015
    The list of politicians appearing at the 2015 NRA annual meeting this weekend illustrates how the NRA has ceased being a gun rights group and has become little more than a puppet organization for the establishment wing of the Republican Party. The NRA-ILA Leadership Forum on Friday will include a number of political insiders with questionable records on guns, like Jeb Bush and Bobby Jindal. Truly pro-freedom legislators like Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and Utah Senator Mike Lee were not invited. This comes after an election year where the NRA endorsed several establishment types (like Mitch McConnell and Thad Cochran)...
  • Do you know the difference? Which gun is real, Which one is fake?

    04/08/2015 2:39:43 PM PDT · by EBH · 43 replies
    Fox8News ^ | 4/8/2015
    It is a decision law enforcement officials have to make in a split second. Is a weapon real or fake? Earlier this week Cleveland police officers were faced with this type of incident at Mercedes Cotner Park. With the orange tip removed, would you be able to tell a real gun from a fake? On Tuesday night a call came in for three juveniles flashing a gun. Weíve learned the boys complied with police orders and were taken home to their parents. Possible charges for a facsimile firearm are pending. So we are asking you, can you tell the difference?...
  • 1 in 10 Americans has anger issues and access to guns, study finds

    04/08/2015 10:07:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 8, 2015 | Alan Mozes
    Almost one in 10 Americans has a history of impulsive and angry behavior and ready access to guns, new research indicates. The serious mental health issues that would legally prevent someone from purchasing a gun -- such as involuntary commitment to a psychiatric ward for schizophrenia or bipolar disorder -- only account for about 4 percent of U.S. gun violence, noted study author Jeffrey Swanson. "There is a potentially much larger group of individuals in our society who struggle with pathological impulsive and destructive anger that would not normally turn up as serious mental illness on a background check," said...
  • FREEP a pol - Should Australians be allowed to own guns?

    04/03/2015 4:37:26 PM PDT · by normbal · 29 replies
    Someone's running a poll in Oz. http://www.9jumpin.com.au Let's help them decide.
  • More African-Americans Support Carrying Legal Guns For Self-Defense

    04/02/2015 5:04:42 AM PDT · by Theoria · 17 replies
    NPR ^ | 02 April 2015 | Martin Kaste
    When James Craig was a young man in the 1970s, he says law-abiding people wouldn't dream of carrying guns. But then he left town to pursue a career in policing. In the years he was gone, Michigan liberalized its gun laws, making it easier for people to get concealed-carry permits. When he came back to become Detroit's police chief in 2013, he found a whole new reality. "You would have thought, given the dynamic of people who carry weapons, that we were maybe in Texas," he says. "But in fact, we were in Detroit, Michigan!" Police chiefs usually don't like...
  • Anti-Gun Hollywood Liberal Accused of Molesting Young Woman

    03/31/2015 11:06:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March, 31, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Meet Harvey Weinstein: Hollywood liberal and an anti-gun zealot. One of his latest projects (which will bomb at the box office), is a movie specifically targeting the National Rifle Association.†They are going to wish they werenít alive after Iím done with them,Ē Weinstein told Stern on Wednesday, referring to the NRAís lobbying and political strength. Weinstein did not go into specifics about the project, but said that Meryl Streep was involved and that it would not be a documentary but ďa big movie like ĎMr. Smith Goes to Washington.'Ē ďI donít think we need guns in this country, and I...
  • CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT HOLDER STOPS GUNMAN DURING ATTEMPTED MASS SHOOTING

    03/30/2015 7:12:25 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 30,2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 22 a man who opened fire on children and adults in a Philadelphia barbershop was shot and killed by a citizen with a concealed carry permit. The armed citizen had been walking by the barbershop when he heard gunshots. He ran inside and shot the gunman. According NBC Philadelphia, the incident arose after two men got into a fight in the barbershop. An unnamed 40-year-old man fought with another customer then pulled out a gun and started shooting. Police said the man fired on ďcustomers and barbers,Ē and some of those customers were children. As the 40-year-old man...
  • Andreas Lubitz: Germanwings flight's last minutes revealed in chilling black box transcript

    03/29/2015 5:14:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 155 replies
    Mirror ^ | March 29, 2015
    Andreas Lubitz: Germanwings flight's last minutes revealed in chilling black box transcript 29 March 2015 By Alex Wellman Patrick Sondheimer is heard screaming to his co-pilot "Open the goddam door" as passengers scream in the background The dramatic last moments of the doomed Germanwings flight have been revealed in a chilling transcript of the black box recording that shows the captain screaming at Andreas Lubitz ďOpen the goddam doorĒ. Patrick Sondheimer, pilot of the traffic plane, is heard frantically pleading with the killer to let him into the cockpit, just seconds before crashing into the Alps. BEA Germanwings CVR Evidence:...
  • In the Hunt to Be the 2016 GOP Pick, Top Contenders Agree on 1 Thing: Guns

    03/28/2015 6:54:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    By David A. Fahrenthold March 28 at 9:37 PM There are 15 noteworthy contenders for the Republican Partyís presidential nomination. Together, they own at least 40 guns. Some of them have been building their collections since childhood. Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.) is up to 12 now, including an AR-15 assault weapon that he has talked about using if law and order ever breaks down in his neighborhood. Former Texas governor Rick Perry is so well-armed, he has a gun for jogging. Others were city kids who didnít own guns until later in life. Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) bought a...
  • Quebec is not allowed to preserve gun registry data, will create its own

    03/27/2015 10:19:52 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 13 replies
    CTV Montreal ^ | March 27, 2015 | staff reporter
    The Supreme Court has ruled the federal government is allowed to destroy the long-gun registry data pertaining to Quebec, so the province is going to spend tens of millions of dollars to create its own from scratch. Quebec Public Security Minister Lise Theriault reacted with dismay on Friday to the Supreme Court's decision that the federal government can flush the data it has on long gun owners in the province. She says Quebec had no choice but to create its own database to keep track of weapons.
  • Nebraska senator wonít back down or apologize for saying heíd shoot a cop

    03/26/2015 11:46:50 AM PDT · by redreno · 83 replies
    http://watchdog.org ^ | March 26, 2015 | By Deena Winter
    LINCOLN, Neb. ó State Sen. Sen. Ernie Chambers isnít backing down. The state lawmaker froma Omaha defiantly stood Thursday on the floor of the Nebraska Legislature and rejected many of his colleaguesí calls for him to apologize ó or even resign ó for comparing cops to ISIS terrorists and suggesting heíd shoot a cop if he werenít nonviolent and had a gun. ďI meant what I said and I said what I meant,Ē Chambers said. He said the irony is that lawmakers were discussing freedom of expression on Wednesday, and said it was ignorant and ďidle talkĒ to suggest taking...
  • The Fascinating Unexpected Thing That Happened to Kroger After They Told MDA to Get Lost

    03/25/2015 1:53:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 106 replies
    Youíve got to love it when a corporation whoís intimately involved with everyday Americans decides to stand up for their rights.Not all corporations††will, in fact, many large corporations have caved in and told Moms Demand Action theyíll do anything they want so they can keep their gun hating credit cards in their stores.Well the interesting thing is thatís actually not a good way gain business.Check out the story below about what Kroger told Moms Demand Action and then notice the interesting results from their refusal to cave. During a March 25 appearance on CNBCís Squawk Box, Kroger CFO Michael Schlotman...
  • Operation Choke Point could be used to stop abortions as soon as 2017(payback time?)

    03/25/2015 10:07:32 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 2 replies
    SOL | 3/25/2015 | sickoflibs
    We know that the Obama administration is using their Operation Choke Point invention to intimidate a number of banks to cut-off funding of loans to legal small businesses like payday lenders and gun shop owners, businesses that libs like Obama and Holder frown on. Its not even clear where they get the authority to do this, we know of no law passed that gives the justice department authority to do this. An independent source writes :" It did this through subpoenas issued under Section 951 of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA), which authorizes the...
  • Texas GOP Lawmaker Introduces Bill Abolishing Gun Free Zones

    03/25/2015 8:17:24 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/25/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 24 Texas state representative Drew Springer (R-Muenster) introduced legislation to abolish gun free zones throughout the state of Texas. Springer argued that so doing would not only protect but also ďadvanceĒ the rights of Texasís approximately 826,000 concealed handgun license holders.
  • Boy, 10, dead in Miami shooting

    03/25/2015 1:52:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 3/25/15 | Liane Morejon
    A 10-year-old boy is dead after being shot in the head in Miami, police said. The shooting happened around 8:50 p.m. Tuesday in the 1900 block of Northwest Fourth Court. Miami police found the boy lying on the walkway in front of the home.... The boy is not the only child to be shot Tuesday within Miami city limits. Earlier in the evening, two 16-year-olds were shot in the 2000 block of Northwest 18th Terrace. One of those teens died at Ryder Trauma Center and the other was listed Tuesday night in critical but stable condition.
  • Women and Guns Data - Reasons why they carry

    03/24/2015 8:12:00 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/24/2015
    Almost every feature of gun proprietorship for women have been looked at with the exception of an exceptionally key inquiry: What are the reasons that motivates women to buy and own guns? In this last segment of NSSFís report, we look at the driving variables of a women enthusiasm for owning guns. According to NSSFís survey, the biggest motivation for a womanís purchase is personal defense. Almost half of the women in the poll stated either self-defense (26.2%) or home defense (22%) as the ďmost important reason to own a gun.Ē Another significant motivator was hunting at 15.3 percent. To...
  • NRA disputes report that questions if Scott Walker is 'pure' on gun rights

    03/23/2015 11:59:20 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 23, 2015 | Eddie Scarry
    Bloomberg Politics is drawing fire from the National Rifle Association over a recent story claiming there is a potential rift between likely presidential candidate Scott Walker and the Second Amendment advocacy group. A recent Bloomberg Politics article floated the idea that Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely presidential candidate as well as a favorite of gun rights activists, may not be as "pure" as other White House GOP hopefuls, citing a 1995 bill that failed in the Badger State's legislature. The NRA also says Bloomberg's reporter failed to contact the group for comment. "Now that Walker is preparing to...
  • Are school surveys about gun ownership legal in NY?

    03/23/2015 2:26:28 PM PDT · by Dutch Boy · 50 replies
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    Is it legal in NY for a school to issue an "anonymous" survey to students asking about their family's gun ownership, access to firearms and other questions? This was given to my son today. I am furious about the intrusion, the manipulation of our children and the sliminess of how it was done. I am collecting information to formulate a response to the school. Anyone out there know if this kind of survey is even legal?
  • Let's Ban Political Parties From the Political Process

    03/23/2015 9:39:45 AM PDT · by HammerT · 15 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 3/20/2015 | Karl Marx Treatment Center
    ‚ÄúUniversal voting would counteract money more than anything,‚ÄĚ makes as much sense as anything else Obama has said. The idea that people utilizing their freedom of association to pool resources in order to influence politics is somehow corruptive of the political process stems from the unspoken idea that the country is one big commons owned collectively by us all and the government's purpose is to decide how to fairly allocate the commons. In an actual free country there is no such problem. The country isn't one big socialized commons. But in a socialized country where the presumption is that everything...
  • Wal-Mart Fights Bid to Curb Gun Sales

    03/23/2015 6:16:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | Mar 22, 2015 | Joann S. Lublin and Paul Ziobro
    Wal-Mart Fights Bid to Curb Gun Sales New Yorkís Trinity Wall Street Church Challenges Assault-Rifle Sales By Joann S. Lublin and Paul Ziobro March 22, 2015 7:38 p.m. ET A U.S. appeals court showdown looms next month for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in a case with potentially broad impact on how much influence investors can have over their companies. The dispute concerns Wal-Martís sales of assault rifles with high-capacity magazines. New Yorkís Trinity Wall Street church wants shareholders to vote on a resolution calling on Wal-Martís board to review management decisions to sell the weapons, as well as other products that...
  • WV Governor Vetoes Gun Bill [semi-satire]

    03/22/2015 10:04:30 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 March 2015 | John Semmens
    West Virginiaís Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed a bipartisan bill that would have broadened the scope of concealed carry of guns by law-abiding citizens. ďThe notion that the citizen is the best line of defense against crimes against himself is one I canít support,Ē Tomblin said. ďCitizens arenít properly trained. Allowing them to arm themselves only complicates matters for legitimate law enforcement personnel. If both the perps and their victims are armed how will the police know who to shoot when they arrive on the scene?Ē The governor also expressed skepticism about the adage ďthat when seconds count, the...
  • Dozens of Guns Turned In at Gun Buyback in San Francisco

    03/21/2015 8:53:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    People dropped off dozens of unwanted guns at a buyback event Saturday in San Francisco's Western Addition neighborhood, no questions asked. Organizers said it was more important to get guns off the street, as part of the cityís ongoing effort to curb violent crime. ďThe police, they can't do it alone. so we have to step up as a community and work with the police department to make sure we're doing to do everything we can to get guns off the street," San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed said. Most people turning in guns received $100 cash. Assault...
  • New Bullet Proof Homes

    03/21/2015 6:09:20 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 26 replies
    News Fix ^ | April 29, 2013 | AOL On
    News segment of live demonstration, including machine guns, of new bulletproof plaster. http://on.aol.com/video/new-bullet-proof-homes-517761322