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  • The Atlantic: Doctors Most Qualified to Decide Who's Fit to Carry a Gun

    06/30/2014 10:03:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | June 30, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 30 The Atlantic ran a column focused on treating firearms as "a public health crisis" and allowing physicians "to determine who is fit to carry a gun." According to The Atlantic, "all U.S. states allow citizens to carry certain concealed weapons in public for lawful purposes, with the exception of felons, persons proven to abuse controlled substances, individuals with a history of domestic violence, and those deemed mentally unstable or dangerous." Citing the caveat regarding "those deemed mentally unstable or dangerous," The Atlantic explains that "some states may... require" a physician to sign off on a concealed carry...
  • Gun nuts are terrorizing America: The watershed moment everyone missed

    06/23/2014 1:12:24 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 50 replies
    Salon ^ | June 23, 2014 | Rick Perlstein
    Here is a truth so fundamental that it should be self-evident: When legitimately constituted state authority stands down in the face of armed threats, the very foundation of the republic is in danger. And yet that is exactly what happened at Cliven Bundy’s Nevada ranch this spring: An alleged criminal defeated the cops, because the forces of lawlessness came at them with guns — then Bureau of Land Management officials further surrendered by removing the government markings from their vehicles to prevent violence against them. What should be judged a watershed in American history instead became a story about one...
  • Viewpoints: Gun violence restraining orders could save lives

    06/21/2014 11:39:45 AM PDT · by Mariner · 45 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | Published: Saturday, Jun. 21, 2014 - 12:00 am | By Nancy Skinner
    In the six years I’ve served in the Legislature, our nation has endured 31 mass shootings, five of which happened in California. As tragic as mass shootings are, they don’t account for the nearly 3,000 Californians who die every year from gunfire related to street and domestic violence, or suicides. Following the tragedy at Sandy Hook, I had the opportunity to work with a wide-ranging group of academics, practitioners and advocates in the fields of mental health, public health and gun violence prevention. I was surprised by what I learned. First, I learned of leading public health data that attribute...
  • Stephen King: Hey, isn’t it time for guns to be regulated like booze and tobacco?

    06/21/2014 9:38:01 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 180 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 6/21/2014 | Michelle Malkin
    From Michelle Malkin's Twitchy: Stephen King âś” @StephenKing Multiple gunshot wounds last night at Red Rocks. We regulator booze and tobacco; it's time to regulate firearms.
  • GABBY GIFFORDS: GUN CONTROL IS A WOMEN'S ISSUE

    06/16/2014 9:33:16 PM PDT · by kingattax · 45 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 16 Jun 2014 | by AWR HAWKINS
    On June 16 gun control activist Gabrielle Giffords said gun control is a women's issue and one on which women should "lead the way." Giffords was speaking to Hearst Corporation employees in Manhattan. According to New York Daily News, Giffords spoke of how "dangerous people with guns are a threat to women." She said, "Criminals with guns, stalkers with guns, abusers with guns... make gun violence a women's issue." Giffords stressed that women can lead the way "through common sense."
  • Protecting Women from Gun Violence

    06/16/2014 6:53:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    americanprogress.org ^ | 6/14/2014 | Unknown
    Levels of gun violence remain unacceptably high in this country, and judging from the daily toll of gun murders to the extraordinary acts of mass violence such as the one that occurred in Isla Vista just days ago, women are too often the targets of gun violence. Every day, five women are murdered with guns in the United States, a large percentage of whom are killed by their intimate partners.
  • If You Want To Ban Guns, Just Say So

    06/15/2014 2:48:51 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 11, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    While answering a few questions on Tumblr this week, President Obama informed participants that “our levels of gun violence are off the charts.” He claimed that it was incomprehensible that congress hadn’t reacted to overwhelming public opinion and passed legislation to expand gun background checks, adding that nations like Australia had long ago enacted sensible gun control laws to stop mass shootings:
  • Obama Suggests US Needs Ban On Semiautomatic, Automatic Weapons

    06/11/2014 9:59:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/10/2014 | Neil Munro
    ....Obama Tuesday suggested that the U.S. government should follow Australia’s example in dealing with shooting sprees, which involved strict gun bans on semiautomatic and automatic weapons. “Australia had a mass shooting [in 1996] similar to Columbine and Newtown, and just said, ‘That’s it, we’re not seeing that again,’ and basically imposed very severe tough gun laws and they haven’t had a mass shooting since,” Obama said, after he was asked for his reaction to recent shooting episodes in California and Oregon. Those laws included the confiscation of nearly all handguns and rifles.
  • Obama Tumblr Interview: Mass Shootings 'Have Become Run of the Mill,' 'Stunning' No Gun Cont

    06/11/2014 8:59:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/10/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 10 Obama took part in Q and A session hosted by Tumblr in which he said "mass shootings have become run of the mill" and the U.S. is "the only developed country... where this happens." Canada is "developed;" earlier on June 10 Breitbart News reported about a shooting in Moncton, New Brunswick, in which a gunman shot five Royal Canadian Mounted Police, killing three and leaving two in critical condition.
  • White House: Obama Looking to Act ‘Administratively, Unilaterally’ on Guns

    06/10/2014 3:03:58 PM PDT · by mykroar · 98 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/10/14 | Fred Lucas
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Tuesday that President BarackObama is “always” looking for opportunities to act “unilaterally” again on guns, though he would prefer to work with Congress. “The president’s goal is to look for opportunities to act administratively, unilaterally using his executive authority to try to make our communities safer,” Earnest said, responding to a question the day that a gunman opened fire at an Oregon high school, killing one student and injuring a teacher. “We’re always looking for those opportunities. But none of those opportunities when they present themselves is going to be an acceptable substitute for...
  • Obama Suggests US Needs Ban On Semiautomatic, Automatic Weapons

    06/10/2014 4:18:39 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 108 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6-10-2014 | Neil Munro
    resident Barack Obama Tuesday suggested that the U.S. government should follow Australia’s example in dealing with shooting sprees, which involved strict gun bans on semiautomatic and automatic weapons. “Australia had a mass shooting [in 1996] similar to Columbine and Newtown, and just said, ‘That’s it, we’re not seeing that again,’ and basically imposed very severe tough gun laws and they haven’t had a mass shooting since,” Obama said, after he was asked for his reaction to recent shooting episodes in California and Oregon. Those laws included the confiscation of nearly all handguns and rifles. “We can have respect for the...
  • BREAKING: Dianne Feinstein Introduces Federal Bill to Confiscate Guns

    06/07/2014 3:05:44 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 95 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 6-6-2014 | Nick Leghorn
    We all saw this one coming. Two weeks after Elliot Roger stabbed three people and shot three more, a trio of legislators from California (including Dianne Feinstein) have proposed a new federal law called “The Pause for Safety Act” which would allow anyone at any time to seek a “firearms restraining order” against an individual to prevent them from purchasing any new firearms and also confiscate any firearms they may already own. From Barbara Boxer’s website, here are the details we have at the moment: The new legislation – The Pause for Safety Act – will include the following provisions:...
  • DOJ accused of targeting gun industry with ‘Choke Point’ program

    06/02/2014 10:34:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 02, 2014 | Emily Miller
    The Obama administration, after failing to get gun control passed on Capitol Hill, has resorted to using its executive power to try to put some in the firearms industry out of business, House Republican investigators say. The assertion is included in a report recently released by California GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Citing internal Justice Department documents, the committee concluded that the administration used a program known as Operation Choke Point to target legal companies that it finds “objectionable.” The program was started in 2013 to protect consumers by “choking” alleged fraudsters’...
  • EMILY MILLER: DOJ accused of targeting gun industry with 'Choke Point' program

    06/02/2014 12:38:25 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 2 2014 | EMILY MILLER: DOJ accused of targeting gun industry with 'Choke Point' program
    The Obama administration, after failing to get gun control passed on Capitol Hill, has resorted to using its executive power to try to put some in the firearms industry out of business, House Republican investigators say. The assertion is included in a report recently released by California GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Citing internal Justice Department documents, the committee concluded that the administration used a program known as Operation Choke Point to target legal companies that it finds “objectionable.” The program was started in 2013 to protect consumers by “choking” alleged fraudsters’...
  • Common Sense Calls for Repeal of Second Amendment

    05/01/2014 4:49:26 PM PDT · by Publius · 124 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 1 May 2014 | Jerry Large
    I don’t believe the Second Amendment was ever intended to support the kind of gun craziness we contend with today, but since it’s always used to ward off any common-sense gun reforms, maybe we ought to just fix the Constitution and be done with it. Yes, I know the odds against that are immense, but maybe we could start by nibbling away at the idea that the Constitution is infallible or that the founders had the answers to everything. They were smart men but neither perfect nor prescient. One of the ways they showed how smart they were, was that...
  • EXCLUSIVE--TEXAS AG ABBOTT TO BLM: 'COME AND TAKE IT'

    04/22/2014 1:56:16 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 270 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 22, 2014 | By Bob Price
    After Breitbart Texas reported on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) intent to seize 90,000 acres belonging to Texas landholders along the Texas/Oklahoma line, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott questioned the BLM’s authority to take such action. “I am about ready,” General Abbott told Breitbart Texas, “to go to go to the Red River and raise a ‘Come and Take It’ flag to tell the feds to stay out of Texas.” Gen. Abbott sent a strongly-worded letter to BLM Director Neil Kornze, asking for answers to a series of questions related to the potential land grab. “I am deeply...
  • So you say you want a revolution…

    04/15/2014 8:52:11 PM PDT · by Redcloak · 26 replies
    San Fernando Valley NRA Members' Council ^ | 4/15/2014 | SF Valley NRA Members' Council
    First, let’s be clear that this is about perceptions. The BLM vs. Cliven Bundy story isn’t about who’s in the right or who’s in control; it’s about who appears  to be in the right and about who appears to be in control.A little background first. Cliven Bundy is a rancher who lives outside of Mesquite, Nevada. His family has been ranching on that land since before Nevada became a State. The Bureau of Land Management, BLM, claims control of the land the Bundys graze their cattle on. Bundy’s position, in a nutshell, is “I was here first”. But like I said, the right or...
  • Now THIS is what I call a home security system!

    02/13/2014 9:44:24 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-13-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Hitler survivor tells Americans: 'Buy more guns!' (Warns Nazi tyranny began with simple...)

    01/04/2014 7:49:00 PM PST · by Perseverando · 55 replies
    WND ^ | January 04, 2014 | Drew Zahn
    The government required people to register their guns, insisting it was for their own protection, a way of tracking down criminals that was supposed to cut down on crime. In reality, however, it was merely a ruse to track down those patriots who might resist the coming tyranny. So explains Kitty Werthmann in a speech going viral on the Internet, a story of her life in Austria right before the Nazi occupation of her home country in 1938. As she explains, her nation’s surrender to Nazi tyranny didn’t begin with the Anschluss, but with little steps like acquiescing to gun-control...
  • It is time to talk about guns (oath breaker barf alert)

    12/03/2013 5:58:06 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 123 replies
    Esquire ^ | 03 DEC 13 | LTC Robert Bateman
    People, it is time to talk about guns. My entire adult life has been dedicated to the deliberate management of violence. There are no two ways around that fact. My job, at the end of the day, is about killing. I orchestrate violence. I am not proud of that fact. Indeed, I am often torn-up by the realization that not only is this my job, but that I am really good at my job. But my profession is about directed violence on behalf of the nation. What is happening inside our country is random and disgusting, and living here in...
  • Texas A&M Professor Says We Need to Repeal “Outdated” Second Amendment (Gun grabber Alert!!!)

    11/17/2013 4:48:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 89 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    Mary Margaret Penrose, a full time professor of Law with Texas A&M University, has called for the full repeal of the Second Amendment. Utilizing her unquestioned exercise of the First Amendment, the Texas Professor insisted the Constitution was outdated, and needed some substantial re-writing. Penrose was speaking in Connecticut (at a gun-control symposium) when she launched into her misinformed explanation of the Second Amendment; implying that our enumerated right to possess a firearm is largely responsible for the mass shootings that have cropped up in recent years. Her argument, and blatant contempt for the Constitution (which she admits to describing...
  • Kerry to sign UN arms treaty, despite Senators' opposition

    09/24/2013 10:55:52 AM PDT · by Old Sarge · 27 replies
    Faux News ^ | September 24, 2013 | Nicole Busch
    Secretary of State John Kerry plans to sign a controversial U.N. treaty on arms regulation on Wednesday, a senior State Department official told Fox News -- despite warnings from lawmakers that the Senate will not ratify the agreement. A State official said the treaty would "reduce the risk that international transfers of conventional arms will be used to carry out the world's worst crimes," while protecting gun rights.
  • [CT] Coalition to take on gun lobby

    09/24/2013 7:21:37 AM PDT · by ModernDayCato · 57 replies
    Danbury News-Times ^ | 9/24/2013 | Keila Torres Ocasio
    A day after President Barack Obama visited the Washington Naval Yard, site of the nation's latest mass shooting, local and federal officials called on citizens across the country to form a coalition large enough to battle the powerful gun lobby. At a roundtable discussion at the Margaret Morton Government Center in Bridgeport on Monday, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said he and other senators will only be able to take on the gun lobby and pass stronger gun laws if people throughout the nation speak up. "What makes the NRA strong is that they can mobilize tens of thousands of...
  • Make Our Day: Brit Columnist Suggests World ‘Intervention’ Over US Guns

    09/22/2013 9:22:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | September 22, 2013 | Rick Moran
    Henry Porter, a columnist for The Observer, doesn’t think much of America’s Second Amendment. Nor does he care much for America itself, judging by his condescending commentary. His Lordship is very, very concerned about gun violence in America. In fact, he is so concerned that he believes it may be time for the world to “intervene” and save us from ourselves…or something. There is an excellent British descriptive that applies perfectly to Mr. Porter. He’s a twit. The annual toll from firearms in the US is running at 32,000 deaths and climbing, even though the general crime rate is on...
  • Come and Take It Kingwood members organize an open carry demonstration

    08/23/2013 5:13:03 AM PDT · by Ron H. · 20 replies
    East Mont County News ^ | Aug 19, 2013 | JENNIFER SUMMER
    With rifles and shotguns strapped to their backs, members of the Come and Take Kingwood group held their first Open Carry Demonstration on the streets of Humble. The group met up at the intersection of Main Street and Avenue C in downtown Humble and walked in a silent but powerful demonstration of the right to bear arms on Main Street, N. Houston Avenue and First Street Aug. 17. “The Come and Take It Kingwood group is affiliated with the Come and Take It America group which hosts open carry demonstrations throughout the country,” .........
  • Obama to Sign UN Gun Treaty This Month – Will Lead to National Registry

    08/14/2013 1:28:02 PM PDT · by LucyT · 101 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | August 12, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Before Stalin could confiscate the guns he needed a national gun registry. In April the United Nations passed sweeping legislation that will regulate the international arms trade and could lead to a national registry in the United States. Barack Obama is reportedly going to sign the treaty this month while Congress is on vacation. In April the United Nations passed sweeping legislation that will regulate the international arms trade and could lead to a national registry in the United States. Barack Obama is reportedly going to sign the treaty this month while Congress is on vacation. Ammoland reported: You heard...
  • GUN OWNERS: Don’t Let Obama Sign UN Arms Trade Treaty

    08/05/2013 6:14:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    Your guns are in danger. Obama has stopped defending the Second Amendment. He did not get his gun control agenda passed in the Senate. So, he’s unconstitutionally trying to use the United Nations to control your guns. Don’t let him. Obama is getting dangerously close to signing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. If he signs this treaty and the Senate ratifies it, the Second Amendment is toast. And your guns will be in the control of dictators around the world. This sounds like a bad movie or a conspiracy theory, and I wish it were. But it’s real. 130...
  • ‘Come and Take It, Motherf--kers!’ PA Police Chief Curses Liberals, Sprays Auto Fire in Viral Video

    07/24/2013 7:58:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 47 replies
    NYDN ^ | Wednesday, July 24, 2013 | Philip Caulfield
    SEE IT: ‘Come and take it, motherf--kers!’ Police chief curses liberals, sprays automatic weapons in foul-mouthed viral videos In a series of provocative videos, Gilberton, Pa., top cop Mark Kessler curses Secretary of State John Kerry and rants about 'libtards' and 'cry babies' before spraying automatic weapons into the distance. City officials say he won't be disciplined because he's not breaking the law. A Pennsylvania police chief is getting heat for appearing in a series of foul-mouthed YouTube videos ranting about liberals, cursing Secretary of State John Kerry and firing automatic weapons. Despite the backlash, Gilberton Mayor Mary Lou Hannon...
  • Could the Zimmerman Trial Be a Clever Trick To Repeal the Second Amendment (Abolish Gun Rights)

    07/17/2013 8:27:30 AM PDT · by pinochet · 63 replies
    A lawyer friend of mine suspects that the Zimmerman trial is a clever trick that has been designed by cunning liberals to strip Americans of their second amendment rights. You all remember Clinton's legalisms in 1998, saying that what happened between him and Monica Lewinsky did not meet the strict legal definition of sex. According to my lawyer friend, it is easy for sneaky liberals to interpret the second amendment as giving Americans the right to own arms, but not the right to use them. Liberals may have figured out that going door-to-door to confiscate guns is too much trouble....
  • Why the Left Wants Your Guns

    07/16/2013 7:48:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcating Network ^ | July 16, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Connor in Norwood, Massachusetts. Connor, I'm glad you waited. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hi. CALLER: Thanks, Rush. You're nice to have me on. RUSH: You bet, sir. CALLER: Excellent. So there's press release yesterday. La Raza is joining up with the NAALCP saying they want the DOJ to take action on this case, which I presume is probably civil rights charges, though, they don't say it. I was wondering what you think of La Raza and why they're not standing up for Zimmerman. RUSH: Well, that's not all that hard to understand. La Raza is a...
  • Recommendations for Executive Action to Combat Illegal Gun Trafficking and Gun Crime (barf alert)

    06/10/2013 7:31:17 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    Center for American Progress ^ | 06/10/2013 | Arkadi Gerney, Chelsea Parsons
    . . . In the meantime, there are a number of actions President Barack Obama can take that do not require approval by Congress. We urge the administration to take additional actions using its existing authority both to improve the federal government’s ability to prevent dangerous individuals from acquiring or possessing guns and to enhance law-enforcement investigations of gun-related crime. . . . .
  • John Kerry Praises New UN Gun Treaty – Could Lead to National Registry

    06/03/2013 12:40:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 133 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 3, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed the opening of Arms Trade Treaty for signature today. The Obama administration plans on signing the treaty “as soon as the process of conforming the official translations is completed satisfactorily.” The United Nations passed sweeping legislation in April that will regulate the international arms trade and could lead to a national gun registry in the United States. No wonder Democrats love it! There’s more… In March the pro-Second Amendment Senate Bill 139 passed 53-46. 46 Democratic Senators voted against the bill which would: “Uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering...
  • Eric Holder to Kansas governor: New state gun law unconstitutional

    05/02/2013 10:35:34 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 156 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 5/2/13 | David Sherfinski
    A new law in Kansas that criminalizes the enforcement of federal gun controls in the state is unconstitutional, Attorney General Eric H. Holder said. “In purporting to override federal law and to criminalize the official acts of federal officers, [the law] directly conflicts with federal law and is therefore unconstitutional,” Mr. Holder wrote to Gov. Sam Brownback in a letter dated April 26. “Federal officers who are responsible for enforcing federal laws and regulations in order to maintain public safety cannot be forced to choose between the risk of a criminal prosecution by a state and the continued performance of...
  • Poll: 29% of Registered Voters Believe Armed Revolution Might Be Necessary in Next Few Years

    05/02/2013 10:55:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 125 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 2, 2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    About Us Resources Send Tips Donate RSS CNSNews.TV On the Spot On the Scene The Schein OTJ Golden Hookah Poll: 29% of Registered Voters Believe Armed Revolution Might Be Necessary in Next Few Years May 2, 2013 By Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr. Subscribe to Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr. RSS Twenty-nine percent of registered voters think that an armed revolution might be necessary in the next few years in order to protect liberties, according to a Public Mind poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University. The poll, which surveyed 863 registered voters and had a margin of error of +/-3.4, focused on both gun control...
  • On the Second Amendment, Kansas points the way

    04/29/2013 4:43:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 53 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 18 April, 2013 | Mike Maharrey
    Opponents of federal gun control won a victory in the Senate Wednesday. But without a doubt, Congress will pass some sort of gun-control legislation. And that act will certainly violate the Constitution. Our founding document does not delegate firearm-regulating power to Congress or the president. No clause in the Constitution empowers the federal government to ban any type of gun or magazine, create a gun registry or implement a national system of background checks, and the Second Amendment actively restricts federal power in this area. It prevents the federal government from infringing on the right of people to keep and...
  • We don't trust you Barack and you'll not have our guns

    04/24/2013 8:47:34 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/24/13 | Doug Book
    The Newtown killings had anti-gunners licking their chops from CNN to Capitol Hill. Years of working to undermine the right to keep and bear arms had come virtually to naught for gun confiscationists, but they knew the deaths of 20 children could be manipulated any way they liked, allowing them to make the most asinine and unsupportable claims imaginable about the evils of gun ownership. Call it a benefit of owning the national media. So Barack and friends spent months dancing on the graves of 20 sons and daughters while cooking up senate bills and executive “actions” advocating every conceivable...
  • Emotional Obama vows gun control ‘without Congress’

    04/18/2013 11:22:41 AM PDT · by pabianice · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/18/13 | Spiering
    President Obama was visibly angry during his press conference yesterday, voicing disappointment with the Senate for failing to pass an amendment requiring universal background checks for gun sales. The president, however, insisted it was still possible to “bring about meaningful changes that reduce gun violence” outside of Congress. “Even without Congress, my administration will keep doing everything it can to protect more of our communities,” Obama insisted. “We’re going to address the barriers that prevent states from participating in the existing background check system. We’re going to give law enforcement more information about lost and stolen guns so it can...
  • Harry Reid: We don’t have the Right to Arm ourselves Against the Government

    04/17/2013 10:10:09 AM PDT · by politisite · 133 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/17/2013 | Alexis Levinson
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said that he will support the Assault Weapon Ban against what he calls conspiracy theorists, black helicopters and false flags: “I’ll vote for the ban because saving the lives of police officers, young and old, and innocent civilians, young and old, is more important than preventing imagined tyranny,”
  • The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a God-given Unalienable Right and will be Defended!!

    04/16/2013 4:09:55 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 64 replies
    vanity | April 16, 2013 | Jim Robinson
    The threat of gun confiscation by the government was the spark that ignited the American Revolution (look up the Battles of Lexington and Concord). Americans have cherished their God-given right to keep and bear arms long before the constitution or the second amendment was even ratified to guarantee it. Our unalienable God-given rights are enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and guaranteed by our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Millions of patriots have fought and many died defending same. Our God-given rights are paid for by the sacrifice of the blood of patriots, warrior and civilian alike. And the debt...
  • NYS Troopers have "widely shared concerns" about NY Safe Act. [NYS Police PBA rejects NY Safe Act]

    04/16/2013 12:20:09 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 17 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | April 16, 2013 | Teri Weaver
    Syracuse, N.Y. -- The union representing New York State Police say they believe the state's stricter gun laws could put law enforcement officers at risk. In an email release on Monday, the New York State Troopers PBA said its 6,000-member group "holds widely shared concerns" about the NY Safe Act. Nonetheless, the union takes exception to some state lawmakers accusing the troopers of failing to enforce the law. "The individual members of this union did not write the terms of the bill nor vote on its passage," the release said. "We urge the citizens of New York state to remember...
  • RAND PAUL: The government wants your gun rights

    04/10/2013 10:32:34 AM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | Senator Paul
    (CNN) -- Congress is debating legislation that will limit Americans' right to keep and bear arms and infringe on the right to privacy. The Bill of Rights was made part of our Constitution explicitly to protect freedoms: the freedom of speech, protection against searches without a warrant, the right to trial by jury and the right to protect oneself with a firearm. I am compelled to stand up for every amendment and right enumerated in the Constitution. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is attempting to push forward with gun control legislation. The chief problem I have is that nothing in...
  • NY Gun Confiscation Underway – Citizens Told to Turn in Pistol Owner ID & Firearms

    04/10/2013 7:09:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | April 8, 2013 | Dan Roberts
    Remember all those who denied that firearms confiscation as a result of New York’s new gun laws was too “insane” to even consider? That it was strictly in the realm of paranoid conspiracy theorists and the “it cant happen here crowd”? Those were and remain some of the standard replies to anyone who even thought about the possibility, let alone gave voice to it, despite the fact that Gov Cuomo and numerous other officials made public comments about such a plan, as I discussed in my article “Feinstein & Cuomo Admit Planning Australian Style Government Gun Buy Back” . Elected...
  • Obama Slams Republicans For Gun Reform "Stunts"

    04/09/2013 4:06:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 63 replies
    http://www.france24.com/ ^ | April 9, 2013 | France 24
    AFP - President Barack Obama accused Republicans of stooping to political stunts to block gun reform, in a fervent appeal delivered close to the site of the Newtown school massacre.
  • Reid Between Rock and Hard Place on Gun Control Bill

    04/08/2013 7:02:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    VSSA ^ | 8 April, 2013 | Virginia Shooting Sports Association
    Roll Call noted yesterday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is between a rock and a hard place when it comes to bringing up the gun control legislation reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. If he doesn't bring it up, he sidelines one of Obama's legacy building proposals. But if he allows it to come to the floor without a significant show of bipartisan support, at least on the so-called "universal background check" piece, he risks putting his more vulnerable members who are up for re-election in 2014 in a tough spot. The trouble for Reid is the new...
  • 44% Think Government Effort to Confiscate All Guns Likely

    04/05/2013 11:43:49 AM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 4, 2013 | NA
    A sizable number of Americans think the federal government is coming after their guns. Forty-four percent (44%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe it is at least somewhat likely that the government will try to confiscate all privately owned guns over the next generation or so, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Fifty percent (50%) feel gun confiscation is unlikely. This includes 20% who think the government is Very Likely to make this move and 23% who say it’s Not At All Likely... --snip-- The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 30-31, 2013 by Rasmussen...
  • 70,291,049 Background Checks for Gun Purchases Under Obama

    04/03/2013 8:20:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 3, 2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    There have been 70,291,049 background checks for gun purchases since President Obama took office, according to data released by the FBI. In 2009, the FBI conducted 14,033,824 background checks. If we subtract the month of January (Obama did not assume office until the end of the month) we get 12,819,939. The FBI conducted 14,409,616 background checks in 2010, 16,454,951 in 2011, and 19,592,303 in 2012....
  • The Only Real Gun Control That Works, And Liberals Hate It

    04/02/2013 5:08:50 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-2-13 | The Looking Spoon
    There's no real reason for this piece, I saw a graphic that said it and thought I could do it differently, and I did.
  • Texas AG to Obama: I’ll sue if U.N. Arms Treaty is ratified

    04/02/2013 1:02:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 2, 2013 | David Sherfinski
    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott wrote a letter to President Obama on Tuesday saying that the state will head to court over the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty should Mr. Obama sign it and the U.S. Senate ratify it. “The UN has concluded its negotiations on the Arms Trade Treaty,” Mr. Abbot writes. “It is now up to you to sign it — or reject it. Do not sign this treaty.” Mr. Abbott writes that he understands the apparent purpose is to combat illegal arms trafficking around the world, but that the treaty could draw law-abiding gun owners and gun...
  • U.N. passes sweeping international arms regulation viewed by some as Second Amendment override

    04/02/2013 9:47:36 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 169 replies
    washington times ^ | 4/2/13 | David Sherfinski
    The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday signed off on a sweeping, first-of-its-kind treaty to regulate the international arms trade, brushing aside worries from U.S. gun rights advocates that the pact could lead to a national firearms registry and disrupt the American gun market. The long-debated U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) requires countries to regulate and control the export of weaponry such as battle tanks, combat vehicles and aircraft and attack helicopters, as well as parts and ammunition for such weapons. It also provides that signatories will not violate arms embargoes, international treaties regarding illicit trafficking, or sell weaponry to...
  • Optimism in UN over 1st global arms trade treaty

    03/27/2013 10:01:00 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 19 replies
    Thursday is the deadline for reaching a deal. U.N. diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity because negotiations have been private, said Wednesday the United States was virtually certain to go along with the latest text.