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  • New Orleans Cop Shot Dead in Cruiser

    05/24/2015 6:52:06 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    ABC ^ | 5/24/15
    A New Orleans police officer was found shot dead in his marked patrol car this morning, city officials said. The shooting was reported around 7 a.m., the New Orleans Police Department said in a news release. The victim's car rolled forward and struck a curb after the shooting. The officer's name has not been released, but the New Orleans police identified the victim as a 45-year-old man who worked as a Housing Authority police officer.
  • Maddow Blasts Law Requiring Aurora Shooting Victim's Parents To Pay Gun Manufacturers

    05/22/2015 2:26:38 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 120 replies
    Huff Po ^ | 05/22/2015 | Garbiel Arana
    ~snip~ Maddow opened her show with heart-rending footage of the Aurora trial. She highlighted the testimony of Brenton Lowak, whose friend Jessica Ghawi -- a 24-year-old aspiring sports reporter -- died in the shooting. ~snip~ The parents unsuccessfully sued the retailers who made the firearm that killed their daughter. Colorado state law requires that plaintiffs who sue the manufacturers of gun products pay the companies' legal fees if they lose. “That’s not a typo,” Maddow said, adding, “The mother and father of the victim who died in the Aurora mass shooting have just been ordered to pay a quarter-million dollars...
  • Patient who pulled gun on armed robber hopes he taught him lesson

    05/21/2015 6:00:26 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 31 replies
    myfoxdetroit.com ^ | May 20, 2015 | Randy Wimbley
    A quick-thinking man who refused to become a victim hopes he taught a young bad guy a lesson. Most people who carry a concealed handgun won't be in the situation where they have to draw and use it. That was a reality Tuesday for a Waterford man. James Dockman refused to pull the trigger and tonight the 49-year-old explains why. "Do you really want to (expletive) do this," Dockman said to the armed robber. The young man holding the weapon didn't want to answer, fleeing. Dockman said he was headed to his dialysis treatment around 4 a.m. Tuesday when he...
  • Time for Congress to Stop D.C.’s Anti-Gun Shenanigans

    05/20/2015 11:21:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2015 | Bob Barr
    Since the landmark 2008 Heller v. District of Columbia case, which Second-Amendment lawyer Alan Gura argued before the Supreme Court, anti-gun officials in the nation’s capital have spent every waking hour trying to avoid doing what the high Court ordered be done: allow District residents to exercise their right to keep and bear arms. Gura has been fighting them every step of the way; and on Monday, was victorious once again, as a United States District Court granted his injunction to stop the city from requiring concealed carry permit applicants to demonstrate a “good reason to fear injury to his...
  • Should Christians Own Guns? A British theologian's view

    05/20/2015 5:54:14 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 84 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 19 May 2015 | Krish Kandiah
    A couple of weeks ago a toddler shot himself in the head after finding a gun under the pillow of his parent's bed. Just days later a police officer accidentally shot his mother at a family wedding while adjusting his jacket. Last year, a nine-year-old girl was being shown how to use an automatic weapon and accidentally killed her instructor. In Idaho a two-year-old boy was shopping at Walmart with his mother and three other children, when he found a gun in his mother's bag; he pulled the trigger and killed her. Some would argue that these tragic stories...
  • Vigil Held for Teen Caught in the Crossfire [Unarmed Black Teen, Witnesses Silent]

    05/20/2015 4:22:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 5/19/15 | Laura Rodriguez
    ....Joewuan Coles, 15, got caught in the crossfire Monday night. He was shot while standing outside the apartment complex.... ....one of at least three teenagers shot to death over the last few months -- many of those cases still unsolved. Coles' mother hopes her son's story will be different and urges the community in Northwest Miami-Dade to break the silence.
  • Alarming Surge In Murders And Shootings In Baltimore ( Gun Free zone )

    05/19/2015 7:10:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    WJZ News ^ | May 18, 2015 | Christie Ileto
    City crime spike. A dramatic increase in violence in Baltimore. Dozens of shooting and murders in the last few weeks following the riots last month. Christie Ileto reports some are concerned police are hesitant to crack down after six officers were charged in the death of Freddie Gray. ... 96 homicides in Baltimore this year–an undercurrent of violence that’s up almost one-third from this time last year.
  • Thugs try to rob a competitive shooter and gravely pay for it

    05/19/2015 6:54:35 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 30 replies
    Firearm User Network ^ | May 18, 2015 | John M. Buol Jr.
    A doctor was leaving home to compete in a shooting competition held at Magnolia Pistol Range in Byram, MS at approximately 7:45 AM. While making several trips to his truck, two males happened upon him, took him captive at gunpoint, and forced him drive to an ATM to withdraw money. When an opportunity arose, the doctor/competitive shooter retrieved a handgun and shot one of his captors. . . .
  • Boy 13 killed, four others wounded in Miami-Dade shooting [Unarmed black child, no marches?]

    05/19/2015 4:24:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 5/19/15 | Doug Phillips
    A teenage boy was fatally shot after apparently getting caught in crossfire outside an apartment complex in Miami-Dade County..... ....several males were sitting in the open area of an apartment complex when two unknown subjects armed with what appeared to be high-powered rifles.... The 13-year-old boy, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the hospital. The condition of the four other shooting victims was not immediately known.
  • PIDGE'S RULES

    05/18/2015 6:04:53 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 7 replies
    Spillers of Soup ^ | Thursday, May 14, 2015 | SPIELEN NICHT … NUR TÖTEN
    I'm not sure where I got this, probably one of the firearms forums.PIDGE’S RULES Lt. T.C.“Pidge” Robinson, Texas Ranger 15) Forget about knives, bats and fists. Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns. Bring four times the ammunition you think you could ever need. 14) Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammunition is cheap - life is expensive. If you shoot inside, buckshot is your friend. A new wall is cheap - funerals are expensive. 13) If your shooting stance is good, you're probably not moving fast enough or...
  • Oregon Gun Owners Plan Noncompliance Rally

    05/17/2015 1:17:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Gateway ^ | May 16, 2015 | Michael Strickland
    Now that Oregon’s SB 941 has been signed by the Governor, gun rights activists have banded together and are organizing a facebook event page for a rally entitled “SB 941 I Will Not Comply Demonstration“. The rally is set for May 30th, at the Capitol building in Salem, and will feature a host of speakers. SB 941 is the “universal background check” bill, meaning that if you want to trade guns with your next door neighbor whom you’ve known for 10 years, you must both submit yourselves to background checks and get permission from the state police before the exchange...
  • Legislation Would Ease Gun Restrictions for Military Spouses

    05/15/2015 1:09:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 14, 2015
    Military spouses could be able to purchase a handgun in any state without first becoming a resident if recently proposed legislation is passed into law. Under current federal law, active duty service members can purchase handguns in any state without proving they are state residents. But that law does not extend to their spouses, who must first establish state residency before making a firearm purchase. The legislation, offered by Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Va., would change that. His proposed rules would put active duty service members and their spouses on equal footing when purchasing a firearm. Rigell drafted the legislation in...
  • 2 Girls Shot Riding School Bus Home in Florida; No Arrests

    05/15/2015 3:24:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    ABC ^ | 5/15/15
    Two students are recovering from injuries suffered in a shooting on their school bus in Jacksonville. Jacksonville Sheriff's Office officials say two males shot into the bus.... at least one [of the girls] was shot in the face. Police didn't release their names but said the girls are 14 and 15. No one else was injured. Police say the bus was stopped by two suspects when they apparently tried to fight with someone on board.
  • The government’s arms race is against the American people

    05/13/2015 10:15:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/13/15 | Doug Book
    Democrats have spent years believing that one more left-wing justice on the Supreme Court will enable them to overturn the 2nd Amendment. And should they succeed, our most important inalienable right–the one which has secured the continued existence of all the others–would cease to exist. Of course, it’s no use telling liberals that the Bill of Rights doesn’t work that way; that inalienable—that is, God-given–rights can’t be voted, legislated or ruled out of existence. It’s no use because in their collectivist mind the left will have acquired the Holy Grail: constitutional permission to disarm the American people. The question is...
  • George Zimmerman involved in shooting in Lake Mary, police say

    05/11/2015 10:44:11 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 226 replies
    WESH.com ^ | 05/11/2015 | Kevin Clay
    George Zimmerman was involved in a shooting incident in Lake Mary on Monday afternoon, according to Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell. The shooting involved two men and happened on Lake Mary Boulevard, police said. Officers at the scene said it appeared Zimmerman suffered a minor gunshot wound, Bracknell said. In January, Zimmerman was accused of assault by his girlfriend, but no charges were filed after she recanted her allegation. He was also arrested in November 2013 on domestic violence allegations after his girlfriend called police. His girlfriend later recanted her story and charges were never filed. Zimmerman was acquitted...
  • Armed Citizen Saves Officer Under Attack In Oklahoma City

    05/10/2015 12:37:37 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | May 10, 2015 | Bob Owens
    A rookie Oklahoma City police officer became separated from his partner during a foot pursuit and managed to close in on the robbery suspect they were chasing. The suspect managed to get control of the officer’s baton and started striking him in the head repeatedly, and the incident might have become another murder of an officer in the line of duty if it wasn’t for an armed citizen stepping in to save the day: It happened just after 2 p.m. Tuesday in the 2800 block of W. Park Pl. Rookie Officer Adam Eller and field training officer Sgt. Michael Lambert...
  • Witness Pulled Gun On Burglary Suspect Who Was Beating OKC Officer

    05/10/2015 12:00:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    News 9 ^ | May 07, 2015 | Matthew Nuttle
    OKLAHOMA CITY - New information is coming out regarding the rookie Oklahoma City police officer who was beaten by a suspect with his own baton following a burglary on the northwest side of the metro. An armed witness may have been the only thing that kept that officer from a more serious beating, or worse. It happened just after 2 p.m. Tuesday in the 2800 block of W. Park Pl. Rookie Officer Adam Eller and field training officer Sgt. Michael Lambert were responding to the burglary call. ... During the chase the two officers became separated. Eller found himself alone...
  • Firefighter: CWPs likely stopped deaths of children, firefighters

    05/08/2015 12:55:27 PM PDT · by Species8472 · 4 replies
    South Carolina News Now ^ | May 08, 2015 | Chad Mills
    NEW HOLLAND - Firefighters said they may have stopped a massacre after a gunman surprised them at their station Tuesday. The Aiken County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to the New Holland Fire Department's Station 2 around 6:30 p.m. for a report of shots fired. Firefighters said Chad Barker pulled up to the crowded fire station parking lot full of children and firefighters, got out of his car, and began firing in the air and at his vehicle. They say he also pointed the firearm at individual firefighters for lengthy periods of time. "I came out of the office, saw...
  • Jesse James - Maker of Guns

    05/08/2015 12:09:00 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 5/8/2015 | Danielle Breteau
    The phone in my office rang and when I picked up, the voice on the other end said, “Hi, it’s Jesse, I heard you wanted to talk to me.” Yes, in fact, I did want to speak with Jesse James of JJFU (Jesse James Firearms Unlimited). You might recognize the name from his famous motorcycles (West Coast Choppers TV series) or cars (Monster Garage TV series), but our interest was solely based on his seemingly new passion for guns. If you do not know, James started manufacturing firearms (and why not?), predominantly 1911s and AR-15s, at the end of 2013...
  • HOMESCHOOLERS INTERROGATED ON GUNS, VACCINES

    05/08/2015 8:52:28 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 50 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/7/2015 | LEO HOHMANN
    It all started with an unwanted knock on the door by a government worker and it’s being answered with a $60 million lawsuit. A New Jersey family is suing the state child-protection agency after it allegedly sent a caseworker to their home to interrogate them on everything from their son’s homeschool education to questions about vaccines and guns in the house. Christopher Zimmer and his wife Nicole of Belvidere filed a civil rights complaint in April in U.S. District Court in Trenton alleging “unlawful and unconstitutional home intrusion.” “I won’t forget that morning for a long, long time,” said Christopher...
  • NEWS ALERT from GOA: Secret (Trade) Deal Could Contain a Myriad of Gun Restrictions, Ammo Bans

    05/07/2015 8:23:28 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 49 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | May 7, 2015 | Gun Owners of America
    ACTION: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Orrin Hatch may soon give the President authority to write gun control restrictions into a “trade agreement.” So click here to contact your Senators –- whether they are liberal or conservative. Urge them to vote against the anti-gun “fast track” bill (S. 995). Will UN-style gun control be rammed down our throats? Gun import bans ... Microstamping of firearms ... Ammunition bans ... The full implementation of the anti-gun UN Arms Trade Treaty ... Illegal amnesty which locks in millions of new, anti-gun voters. This anti-gun wish list could be part of...
  • How do you know if a gun smith is real?

    05/06/2015 4:09:49 PM PDT · by rey · 32 replies
    How do you know if a gun smith is really a gun smith? IS there some sort of licensing or certification? Should they have an FFL? IS there some way to verify, an certifying body you can contact who will verify they are trustworthy and capable? A gun store gunsmith seems more reliable than simply leaving a weapon with someone who works out of a private home or facility. Thoughts? Thanks.
  • Police: Intruder fatally shot after bursting into Boulder home

    05/05/2015 3:17:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | May 5, 2015 | BY CHUCK HICKEY
    A suspected home intruder was shot and killed by a homeowner Monday night after shattering a glass screen door and getting into a fight with the man. Boulder police said there were several disturbances in the neighborhood involving the suspect before the shooting. Witnesses told police the suspect had tried to break into a number of homes, “yelling at residents and banging on their doors and windows as he tried to gain entry into their houses”. A man and a woman were in the home at 98 Pima Court. Police said the couple was watching television when they heard the...
  • The pistolero prevailed

    05/05/2015 7:41:36 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 77 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 5-5-2015 | Stu Tarlowe
    Reports on the terrorist attack on the "Draw Muhammed" art competition in Garland, Texas indicate that the two jihadis, armed with "assault rifles" and wearing "protective gear," were very quickly neutralized (within seconds of initiating their attack) by a Garland traffic cop armed with only a handgun. The bad guys rolled up at the site, exited their vehicle, and immediately opened fire on a police car at the entrance. They were able only to wound an unarmed security officer before the traffic officer engaged them and terminated the threat (and, in the process, their worthless lives).
  • Army on a quest for new handgun

    05/04/2015 9:47:01 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 51 replies
    Alaska Dispatch ^ | May 4, 2015 | Tim Barker
    MILLSTADT, Mo. -- At first glance, it seems absurd to suggest that a small company on the outskirts of St. Louis could be a serious player in the race to provide the U.S. Army with its next handgun. This is, after all, a major event in the realm of military weapons -- having happened only twice in the past 100 or so years. And it's expected to draw the attention of the industry's most powerful names, including Smith & Wesson, Beretta, Ruger and Glock. And then there's tiny Detonics, a five-person operation in Millstadt that fashions itself more tech company...
  • Filmmaker Demands Police Be Disarmed [semi-satire]

    05/04/2015 12:06:25 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 May 2015 | John Semmens
    Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore issued a statement demanding that police officers in America be barred from carrying firearms and that all imprisoned African Americans be released. Moore says he sees this "as a long term balancing of the scales. For hundreds of years in this country Blacks were enslaved and at the mercy of white overlords. Cosmic justice cries out for a reversal of this tyranny of white over Black. Let's see how the white man fares under racial oppression." The looting of white-owned businesses in Baltimore was characterized by Moore as "long overdue reparations for slavery" and the random...
  • What Black History Misses

    05/04/2015 10:27:55 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 5, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    We have a plethora of black history courses in primary, secondary and post-secondary institutions of learning throughout the United States. Yet and still, there are indications that quantity does not necessarily equal quality. “As the NRA and other groups started to want to use me as a symbol of the Second Amendment — a black voice — I started reading up,” Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke told National Review’s Charles C. W. Cooke. “I became fascinated.” “What really struck me was the black tradition of arms. . . . I thought, Wow. This isn’t the black history I grew up reading...
  • Guns: The Difference Between Garland And Paris

    05/04/2015 6:54:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    When armed terrorists attacked Charlie Hebdo headquarters over Muhammad cartoons on January 7, unarmed police officers were forced to flee for their lives. When armed men attacked people gathered in Garland, Texas, on May 3 over Prophet Muhammad cartoons, armed police cut them down — and the Daily Mail reported that the body of one was left lying the street while police searched for explosives.
  • (Carjacking) Suspect shot dead by shopper (with concealed carry permit) outside Utah grocery store

    05/02/2015 6:52:51 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 2, 2015
    OREM, Utah — Police say a shopper with a concealed weapons permit fatally shot a suspect to thwart a carjacking Saturday outside a Utah grocery store. ... the shooter ... heard a woman’s screams as she was being pulled from her SUV by the suspect ... went to assist the woman and fired one round after the 27-year-old male suspect lunged at him in an attempt to grab his gun. The suspect, who was shot in the chest, later died at a hospital.
  • Guys, Michael Moore has some demands (release all Blacks from prison and disarm the police)

    05/01/2015 3:31:14 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 30, 2015 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Who can this country turn to in dark times, uncertain times, times of unrest, for cogent, well-formulated common-sense solutions and the inspiration to achieve them? Michael Moore, of course, as illustrated by the five-tweet rant that will save America. Imprison u, shoot u, sever your spine, crush your larynx, send u to war, keep u poor, call u a thug, not let u vote. But u can sing for us. — Michael Moore (@MMFlint) April 30, 2015 Here's my demand: I want every African-American currently incarcerated for drug "crimes" or nonviolent offenses released from prison today. — Michael Moore (@MMFlint)...
  • Capitol Police Left Guns in Bathrooms

    05/01/2015 7:32:19 AM PDT · by HammerT · 46 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 1 2015 | Hannah Hess
    When a member of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s security detail left his Glock and magazine stuffed in the toilet seat cover holder of a Capitol Visitor Center bathroom stall, a CVC worker found the gun, according to a source familiar with the Jan. 29 incident and two other disturbing instances when Capitol Police left loaded firearms in problematic places. A 7- or 8-year-old child visiting the Capitol with his parents found the next loaded Glock lost by a dignitary protection officer, according to the source. A member of the security detail for John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, allegedly left the...
  • New Black Panther Head: Like Founding Fathers, We Are Willing to Kill for Black Nation

    04/30/2015 2:12:05 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 67 replies
    Breitbart Non-Syndicated ^ | 30 Apr 2015 | Pam Key
    New Black Panther Head: Like Founding Fathers, We Are Willing to Kill for Black Nation New Black Panther Chief Breitbart Non-Syndicated by Pam Key 30 Apr 2015 WARNING: Profanity/Strong Racial Language This Week on the New Black Panther Party’s “Black Power Radio,” national chairman Hashim Nzinga said since America has “declared war on us,” evidenced by “military police in the black neighborhood” protecting the rich, the New Black Panthers should be looked upon as Founding Fathers who declare war and are “willing to die or kill to save our babies and to save a black nation that is dying before...
  • Michael Moore Demands America ‘Disarm The Police’

    04/30/2015 8:36:07 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 30, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Filmmaker Michael Moore demanded on Twitter Thursday that America’s police officers be disarmed and all African-Americans imprisoned for non-violent crimes be released. Moore’s demands came in response to the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old man who dies two weeks ago while in police custody in Baltimore.
  • Women in Gun Advertising, The American Rifleman, 1937

    04/29/2015 2:27:31 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 14 replies
    Gun Culture 2.0 ^ | April 29, 2015 | davidyamane
    Guns and masculinity go together like cornflakes and milk. I see this constantly. I see it among scholars like James William Gibson (whose psycho-sexual analysis of guns and ammo I have recently highlighted), Jennifer Dawn Carlson and Angela Stroud (both of whom highlight the role of masculinity in shaping the understandings of those who carry guns), and Scott Melzer and Joan Burbick (both of whom highlights gun culture’s emphasis on “frontier masculinity”). I see it within gun culture in the form of photos and videos that circulate of bikini clad women holding and/or firing guns (so as not to advertise...
  • BREAKING: Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Hires Everytown for Gun Safety Campaign Manager

    04/29/2015 10:17:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 4/28/2015 | Nick Leghorn
    Hillary Clinton is no stranger to gun control. When she announced her run for the presidency two weeks ago I posted a little round-up of all the comments she has made on the record about her desire for things like mandatory registration, assault weapons bans, and that gun owners are potential terrorists. It seems that she is taking things a step further now, as her campaign has hired the Minnesota state director of the Michael Bloomberg funded gun control group “Everytown for Gun Safety” to manage her Minnesota campaign.
  • Cleveland City Council: Gun Control Needed Whether It Works or Not [semi-satire]

    04/29/2015 10:47:59 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 April 2015 | John Semmens
    Cleveland City Council President Kevin Kelley (D) urged fellow council members to pass a sweeping gun-control ordinance despite doubts that it would be effective or enforceable. “Will this measure stop gun violence?” Kelley asked. “Probably not, but it is important that we pass it as a reflection of our values.” A key provision of the new ordinance is that it prohibits carrying a concealed deadly weapon or handgun, unless the person is a police officer or a bonafide criminal. Kelley conceded that “this provision might seem paradoxical, but we feel it greatly simplifies and clarifies the situation. If you are...
  • Grandmother Of Tampa Shooting Victim Laments Surge In Violence

    04/28/2015 11:56:11 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 11 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | April 27, 2015 | Dan Sukkivan
    TAMPA — Sitting on the front porch of her east Tampa home, Eva Bulmer spoke Monday about the gun violence that has struck her family three times in less than a year. First there was her grandson, George Oglesby, who survived after he was shot several times last summer on a short street lined with low-rent apartments on the city's eastern edge. Two weeks ago, a couple blocks away, two bullets knocked his older brother, Jarrod Coachman, off a motorbike. Before he died, Coachman told the cops who did it. They made an arrest. But the shooting didn't stop. On...
  • Inexpensive Home Defense Duo

    04/28/2015 10:27:49 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 49 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 4/28/2015 | Frank Jardim
    When Winchester produced its famous 1873 lever-action rifles and carbines, Colt wasted no time in chambering its single-action Army revolver in Winchester’s calibers from .44-40 down to .32-20. There are times when the quick handling and easy portability of a handgun is of paramount importance for self defense, but when faced with dire threats cowboys knew it was much better to have a repeating rifle. A handgun and long arm in the same caliber was a winner on the American frontier. From a self-defense standpoint, today’s shooters can find a practical, cost-effective, modern parallel to the 19th century Colt/Winchester...
  • Senate Leadership Stabs Gun Owners in the Back

    04/28/2015 7:49:43 AM PDT · by OPS4 · 20 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 5/23/15 | GOA
    McConnell shuts down the pro-gun filibuster of Lynch Given the votes that were there against Lynch, McConnell hatched a plan to ensure she would be confirmed with no difficulty. First, McConnell brought up her nomination -- even though he, alone, could have stopped Lynch's confirmation by refusing to move to proceed to her. Then, McConnell filed what’s known as a “cloture petition” to shut down the pro-gun filibuster. Finally, the effects of leadership strong-arming were evidenced by the fact that several Republicans flipped their votes (a.k.a., lied) and voted to shut down the pro-gun filibuster -- in a move called...
  • Team Obama to Respond to Baltimore Rioting; Requests Law Enforcement Restraint

    04/28/2015 4:25:05 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 66 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 27, 2015 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    As the rioting grew fiercer in Baltimore following the funeral of Freddy Grey on Monday, the Obama administration issued statements vowing to end the violence. (snip) The readout also noted that Obama had spoken with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “The President highlighted the Administration’s commitment to provide assistance as needed and will continue to receive updates on the situation from Attorney General Lynch and White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett,” the White House explained, adding that Jarrett had spoken with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan earlier in the day. Jarrett also spoke with Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland, from Baltimore,...
  • Student 'Purge' Threat Shuts Down Baltimore Businesses, Schools

    04/27/2015 12:28:50 PM PDT · by kristinn · 670 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Monday, April 27, 2015 | Erica L. Green
    The University of Maryland, Baltimore and numerous downtown businesses closed early Monday, citing concerns about potentially violent activity in the area. Lexington Market, a city courthouse and businesses including T. Rowe Price and Venable LLP said police warned them of large gatherings and protests downtown. According to widely circulated flier, a high school "purge" was to take place at 3 p.m., starting at Mondawmin and ending downtown. Such memes have been known to circulate regularly, but today's has led to bolstered police presence around the city. The flier includes an image of protesters smashing the windshield of a police car...
  • Dr. John Lott: The Truth About Gun Free Zones

    04/27/2015 7:07:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    gunalizer.com ^ | 4/27/2015 | RRangel
    Here’s an article, in where Dr. John R. Lott Jr., eviscerates Harvard Professor David Hemenway’s survey of cherry picked authors. That of course lead to the conclusion that guns are bad. It’s what these people do. No matter real credible research, and the longstanding Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, which is an obvious social utility of the people. I wonder why gun prohibitionists think the Second Amendment was created to begin with. It’s in the Bill of Rights. Even still, they love to refer to guns as if being deprived of arms, is some sort of benefit.
  • Could You Spot a Potential School Shooter?

    04/23/2015 8:32:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 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 Veterans’ Medical Info To FBI To Get Their Guns Taken Away

    04/22/2015 5:35:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 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 America’s veterans by getting them placed on the FBI’s criminal background-check list. The VA sends veterans’ 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 Columbia’s 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 GOP’s 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 “stopped by” his office. Having the AR-15 in the Cannon House Office Building could be a violation of the District’s strict gun laws, and the Washington, D.C., Attorney General’s Office...
  • Gun Review: Ares Defense SCR

    04/21/2015 6:13:55 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Living “behind enemy lines” sucks. Thanks to “assault weapons bans” (AWB), shooters in New York, California, New Jersey and other so-called “slave states” can’t 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...