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  • "American Rifle and Pistol Association" -- the new name for Handgun Control, Inc.

    10/03/2013 12:53:05 PM PDT · by pabianice · 35 replies
    NRA - ARPA ^ | 10/3/13
    Now comes the latest gun-grabbing set of liars. Check-out their ridiculous website, which claims that ARPA is a "common sense set of hunters and target-shooters" who want to be "a third voice" in the gun debate. The web page asks you to sign-up. There is no article or link that actually tells you who they are or why they want your name and email. The site offers absolutely nothing. Noted in this month's "First Freedom."
  • The myth of 'modest gun control'

    10/03/2013 9:02:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 October, 2013 | Kurt Hofmann
    Advocates of ever more restrictive infringements on that which shall not be infringed almost universally refer to the current infringement du jour as a "modest" "gun control" measure. Examples are far too numerous to count, but here are a few: "Obama unveils modest new restrictions on some guns," "Gun Lobby’s Effective Use of Second Amendment to Scuttle Even Modest Safety Measures," "Leahy Introduces Modest Gun Safety Measure in the Senate," etc., etc. As discussed in this column yesterday, forcible citizen disarmament advocates view "modest" measures as the essential "thin edge of the wedge" to start "progress" toward outright banning of...
  • Is Defending the Second Amendment akin to Supporting Slavery?

    09/25/2013 6:05:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    The English are an interesting tribe. There is much to like about their country, including the fact that repeatedly elected Margaret Thatcher, one of the world’s best leaders in my lifetime. On the other hand, the United Kingdom has veered sharply to the left in recent decades, and Thatcher must have been very disappointed that her Conservative Party now is but a hollow shell, controlled by statists who actually think people should voluntarily pay extra tax to support wasteful and corrupt government. And the politicians openly pursue Orwellian tax-collection tactics! No wonder the country now faces a very grim...
  • [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...
  • Obama says fight for gun laws “ought to obsess us”

    09/22/2013 3:25:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 116 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 22, 2013 6:15 PM EDT | Nedra Pickler
    President Barack Obama on Sunday memorialized the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting by calling for a transformation in the nation’s gun laws to address an epidemic of gun violence, saying, “There’s nothing inevitable about it.” Reprising his role of the nation’s consoler in chief after yet another mass shooting, Obama said Americans should honor the victims of last Monday’s shooting by insisting on a change in gun laws. “It ought to obsess us,” Obama said. … He said no other advanced nation endures the kind of gun violence seen in the United States, and blamed mass shootings in...
  • Capitol Hill Renews Calls For Gun Control

    09/18/2013 9:13:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | 09/18/2013 | Jared Halpern
    Another mass shooting is renewing calls for gun control from some on Capitol Hill. … Senator Blumenthal: “Another act of gun violence in an America plagued by a plethora of guns.” … Senator Reid: “We’re gonna move this up as quickly as we can, but we gotta have the votes first. We don’t have the votes.” …
  • Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense In America Responds to Colorado Recall Election Results

    09/11/2013 9:08:39 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 49 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Sept 11, 2013 | Robert Farago
    Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grassroots organization of more than 100,000 members, issued the following statement regarding the recall election results in Colorado: “The gun lobby may have won this local battle, but they will not win the national war. The National Rifle Association purposely called this recall election in Colorado – just a year before the regular election cycle – to ensure voting obstacles and low voter turnout. This reckless desire to remove legislators from office in an off-election year cost Coloradans more than $500,000 – an egregious waste of taxpayer dollars. From the outset,...
  • The Colorado recalls dealt a serious blow to gun-control advocates. Here’s why.

    09/11/2013 6:55:50 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 46 replies
    Something pretty remarkable happened in Colorado on Tuesday night. John Morse, the Democratic president of the state Senate, was recalled from office. So was Democratic state Sen. Angela Giron. Taken together, the losses arguably represent the biggest defeat for gun-control advocates since the push for expanded background checks failed in the U.S. Senate earlier this year. It’s not every day that you see an incumbent recalled from office, let alone someone as high-profile as a state Senate president. The message the defeat of Morse and Giron sends to legislators all across the country is unmistakable: If you are thinking about...
  • 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,” .........
  • BARR: The U.N. comes after America’s guns

    08/19/2013 9:32:01 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | August 19, 2013 | Bob Barr
    The true scope of the anti-firearm crusade of the United Nations, which began more than a dozen years ago, finally is coming into clear focus, as the White House readies to sign the Arms Trade Treaty adopted with U.S. support this past April by the U.N. General Assembly. The reach of this long-term, carefully crafted agenda is truly breathtaking, going far beyond the publicly articulated goals of even the most radical of homegrown gun-control groups. Since the first major U.N. meeting in July 2001, officially launching the so-called “Program of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in...
  • Founding Fathers words should not be taken as gospel (Opinion)

    08/12/2013 8:33:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    All Voices ^ | August 12, 2013 | Barry Ellsworth, retired Canadian journalist
    George Zimmerman should be disarmed. If ever a man deserved to be shunned by society, it is pudgy Georgie Zimmerman. And in some quarters, he is. Unfortunately, there are enough of his ilk around – the big guns who run the National Rifle Association, conservative talk radio Obama haters and others – who quickly and emphatically drew the besieged Floridian into their warm and fuzzy protective cocoon of right-wing fanaticism. The ink was not even dry on the long-delayed Zimmerman arrest warrant when the NRA brass leaped to his defense because he fulfilled their classic gunfighter role model — a...
  • Council on Foreign Relations pushes executive gun controls

    Following in the well-worn footsteps of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Blueprint for Federal Action on Illegal Guns, this week the Council on Foreign Relations released a memo urging the Obama administration to disregard the will of the American people and Congress and unilaterally enact a series of gun controls. Entitled, A Strategy to Reduce Gun Trafficking and Violence in the Americas, and written by CFR Senior Fellow for Latin American Studies, Julia F. Sweig, the memo pins the ills of Central and South America on U.S. gun owners and urges the president to curb our rights to...
  • Democratic anti-gun 'guide' urged using Trayvon Martin's death to hit NRA, guns

    08/07/2013 10:10:05 AM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 7, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    Just revealed Democratic anti-NRA talking points urge anti-gun advocates and politicians to hype high-profile gun incidents like the Florida slaying of Trayvon Martin to win support for new gun control laws. In talking points likely followed by top Democratic leaders including President Obama after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in December, the anti-gun "guide" urged gun foes to speak out when a shooting "creates a unique climate" to shout down the National Rifle Association."The most powerful time to communicate is when concern and emotions are running at their peak," said the 80-page document titled "Preventing Gun Violence Through Effective...
  • Dem Senator: Right to Keep and Bear Arms Is 'Not a God-Given Right'

    08/06/2013 1:51:54 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/6/13 | Awr Hawkins
    During a May appearance on Rachel Maddow Lean Forward Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said gun rights are not "God-given" and any claim that the Founding Fathers wanted U.S. citizens armed so they could repel a tyranny "is insane." Murphy said, "The Second Amendment is not an absolute right, not a God-given right. It has always had conditions upon it like the First Amendment has." This is disturbing language from a sitting Senator, especially when you consider that the First Amendment opens with the phrase "Congress shall make no law" and the Second Amendment states that the right to keep and...
  • Senator Leahy: Mayor Bloomberg Destroyed Gun Control Push

    08/06/2013 8:39:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/6/13 | Awr Hawkins
    During an August 4 appearance on C-SPAN's Newsmakers, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said gun control failed in April and "has no chance of passage now" because of "some on the left like the mayor of New York City." As reported by Andrew Johnson at National Review, Leahy said, "[NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg] actually turned some people off that we actually might have gotten for supporters." He said that Bloomberg's ads were especially detrimental to the gun control push and he took issue with the rabid nature in which Bloomberg approached the issue. Earlier in the summer, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY)...
  • 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...
  • Obama Assigns Job Of Gun Confiscation To…

    07/29/2013 6:24:46 AM PDT · by kimtom · 30 replies
    www.westernjournalism.com ^ | July 26, 2013 | Doug Book
    “Ideally, handguns, which account for more than half of all homicides in the United States, should be banned completely, but we recognize that this is not currently politically feasible,” wrote Dr. Karl P. Adler in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). For years, the confiscationist left have fought a losing battle in their attempt to repeal the rights of 100 million American gun owners. Even with the benefit of what dedicated gun grabbers undoubtedly considered a God-send–the brutal murder of 20 children in Newtown, Conn.–the right to keep and bear arms has been so jealously guarded, and the...
  • Why Gun Owners Are Right to Fight Against Gun Control

    07/18/2013 6:13:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    Reason ^ | July 18, 2013 | David T Hardy
    The anti-gun crowd doesn't want "compromise." They want confiscation and control.In April, the Senate rejected the Toomey-Manchin gun control proposal. In the wake of its defeat many asked why gun owners and their organizations resisted so limited a measure. Granted, it would have had little but symbolic benefit. Its core was to require background checks at gun shows (which Bureau of Justice Statistics concluded involved a whole 0.8 percent of crime guns) and on Internet gun sales (a miniscule proportion, most of which probably go through licensed dealers anyway). But why not accept something so modest, in light of the...
  • Americans Own Nearly Half of the Privately Owned Guns on Earth

    07/17/2013 10:07:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    National Journal ^ | 07/17/2013 | Matt Berman
    In 1994, the United States was home to about 200 million privately owned guns. Today, that number has ballooned to between 270 million and 300 million. That's almost half of all privately owned guns worldwide, according to a new essay from the Brookings Institution.The essay, titled The Promise by Matt Bennett, looks back at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings and the way ahead for gun control. The piece breaks down some other big numbers surrounding the battle for more gun regulation: More than 10 firearm deaths per 100,000 Americans every year; 600 annual accidental shootings; 11,400 murders; about 31,000 total...
  • 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....