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  • Fear, loathing and firearms: sensory overload inside the NRA's Mall of Death

    06/30/2016 7:44:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    thegurardian.com ^ | 6/25/2016 | Ben Fountain
    At the 145th National Rifle Association annual meetings and exhibits, you could see and purchase replica flintlock muskets like the kind Daniel Boone used, “wardrobe” handguns the size of a cellphone, a carriage-mounted 1883 Gatling gun, historic firearms from the Renaissance down through the latest Surge, bullet-splat jewelry, deep-concealment holsters, triple barrel shotguns, and camo everything – coolers, flasks, four-wheelers, deer blinds, infant-wear and sexy-time lingerie. Mingling with a crowd striking for its nearly uniform whiteness, I did lapse into a kind of fugue state from time to time, a retail trance brought on by sheer sensory overload, but with...
  • NRA running Benghazi ad against Hillary Clinton in Florida

    06/29/2016 12:58:30 PM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | 6/29/2016 | alex leary
    Donald Trump is finally getting some air cover in Florida. The NRA is playing an anti-Hillary Clinton ad about Benghazi in the state and other battlegrounds. Featured in the spot is Mark Geist, a security contractor who fought in Benghazi. "Hillary as President? No thanks. I served in Benghazi. My friends didn’t make it. They did their part. Do yours.” The entire ad campaign is $2 million, per USA Today. Trump has not run a single ad yet in Florida while Hillary Clinton and her allies have spent $7.3 million already.
  • Marine Who Survived Benghazi Attack Stars in Pro-Trump Ad Produced by the NRA (VIDEO)

    06/29/2016 11:27:53 AM PDT · by GilGil · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/29/2016 | Aleister
    A Marine who survived the terror attack in Benghazi is featured in a new pro-Trump ad which was produced by the NRA. It’s a pretty powerful spot.
  • NRA to Launch $2M Ad Campaign for Trump, Bashing Clinton Over Benghazi

    06/29/2016 8:46:34 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | June 29, 2016 | Mark Swanson
    The TV ad will be powered by a survivor of Benghazi, Mark Geist, USA Today reports. "A lot of people say they're not going to vote this November because their candidate didn't win; Well, I know some people who won’t be voting this year either," says Geist, a Marine Corps veteran and security contractor. "Hillary as President? No thanks. I served in Benghazi. My friends didn't make it. They did their part. Do yours." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIl20jItjHY
  • Sorry, Hillary. New poll shows voters view the NRA more favorably than you

    06/28/2016 10:56:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/28/16 | Robert Laurie
    But....but...but....guns are bad! The NRA is pure evil. It’s a monstrously disgusting, vile, xenophobic organization that hates - let’s go through the list - gays, Jews, blacks, Muslims, “the children,” women, Mexicans, Rastafarians, transgenders, 7th Day Adventists, Democrats, dogs, Mormons, old folks, Nordic peoples, Native Americans, and most likely Pacific Islanders. That’s what Hillary Clinton, her DNC allies, and her media cronies want you to believe. The NRA is the end-all-and-be-all of evil empires and, if there is something good for which a person can stand, the NRA stands against it. ....Oh, and a new poll reveals that it has...
  • Slate Writer asks for Facts on Guns and Gun Law Coverage

    06/28/2016 4:17:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Rachael Larimore, a Senior Editor at Slate, has written a unusual piece for the publication.  It is titled Bullet Points.  You can be forgiven for expecting this will be another uninformed diatribe against those evil conservatives, who if they would only stop licking the boots of their NRA masters, would allow common sense legislation to pass that would prevent crime by outlawing evil guns.  The expected would, in this case, be wrong. Ms Larimore, who has been at Slate since 2002, was, as of 2008, the only Republican at the publication.  That makes her remarkable.  She actually knows how...
  • EPA spends millions on military-style weapons, watchdog group reports

    10/10/2015 10:56:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    The Environmental Protection Agency has spent millions of dollars over the last decade on military-style weapons to arm its 200 “special agents” to fight environmental crime. Among the weapons purchased are guns, body armor, camouflage equipment, unmanned aircraft, amphibious assault ships, radar and night-vision gear and other military-style weaponry and surveillance activities, according to a new report by the watchdog group Open the Books. “Protecting the environment just got real. With millions of dollars spent on military style weaponry, the EPA is now literally ensconced with all institutional force,” said Adam Andrzejewski, founder of Open the Books and the author...
  • Why Does the IRS Need Guns?

    06/26/2016 8:12:31 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 65 replies
    Open the Books ^ | 16 June 2016 | Tom Coburn, Adam Andrzejewski
    Special agents at the IRS equipped with AR-15 military-style rifles? Health and Human Services "Special Office of Inspector General Agents" being trained by the Army’s Special Forces contractors? The Department of Veterans Affairs arming 3,700 employees? The number of non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) now exceeds the number of U.S. Marines (182,000). In its escalating arms and ammo stockpiling, this federal arms race is unlike anything in history. Over the last 20 years, the number of these federal officers with arrest-and-firearm authority has nearly tripled to over 200,000 today, from 74,500 in 1996....
  • Why Does the IRS Need Guns?

    06/19/2016 7:57:56 AM PDT · by chuckee · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 18, 2016
    After grabbing legal power, bureaucrats are amassing firepower. It’s time to scale back the federal arsenal. Special agents at the IRS equipped with AR-15 military-style rifles? Health and Human Services “Special Office of Inspector General Agents” being trained by the Army’s Special Forces contractors? The Department of Veterans Affairs arming 3,700 employees? The number of non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) now exceeds the number of U.S. Marines (182,000). In its escalating arms and ammo stockpiling, this federal arms race is unlike anything in history. Over the last 20 years, the number of these...
  • Why Does The IRS Need So Many Guns?

    06/17/2016 7:51:41 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal op-ed: Why Does the IRS Need Guns?, by Tom Coburn (former U.S. Senator) & Adam Andrzejewski (Founder, OpenTheBooks.com): Special agents at the IRS equipped with AR-15 military-style rifles? Health and Human Services “Special Office of Inspector General Agents” being trained by the Army’s Special Forces contractors? The Department of Veterans Affairs arming 3,700 employees? The number of non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) now exceeds the number of U.S. Marines (182,000). In its escalating arms and ammo stockpiling, this federal arms race is unlike anything in history. Over the last 20...
  • Why Does the IRS Need Guns?

    06/17/2016 5:52:00 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 55 replies
    WSJ ^ | 6/16/2016 | Tom Coburn and Adam Andrzejewski
    Special agents at the IRS equipped with AR-15 military-style rifles? Health and Human Services “Special Office of Inspector General Agents” being trained by the Army’s Special Forces contractors? The Department of Veterans Affairs arming 3,700 employees? The number of non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) now exceeds the number of U.S. Marines (182,000). In its escalating arms and ammo stockpiling, this federal arms race is unlike anything in history. Over the last 20 years, the number of these federal officers with arrest-and-firearm authority has nearly tripled to over 200,000 today, from 74,500 in 1996....
  • Hawaii Creates Gun Registry For Law-Abiding Citizens! Are You Adding Gang Members Too?

    06/26/2016 7:35:54 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 29 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-26-16 | Wayne Dupree
    China made their citizens turn their guns. Made them all register. The next day they rounded up everyone on the lists. They executed 300,000 men and their sons. So if I understand this, the powers to be in Hawaii ( Democrats) put gun owners that purchased the guns legally on the FBI list but not the criminals who do not have a permit that bought their guns underground or stole them that do not have not permit. Just another example of stupid Democrat / Socialist government punishing people for doing the things legally instead of going after the bad guys....
  • Gun control in the US is not a fantasy(Barf Alert)

    06/22/2016 4:02:30 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 19 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | June 22 2016 | Mark Perry
    Americans love their guns, as any good historian will tell you. Following the recent Orlando, Florida murders, in which some 50 patrons of the Pulse Bar were shot dead by a rifle-toting assailant, United States news outlets described the tragedy as "the largest mass shooting in American history". That was true, but only if you counted its most recent predecessors - at Virginia Tech University (32 dead), at Sandy Hook Elementary School (27 dead, including 20 children), in San Bernardino (14 dead), Charleston (nine dead), and at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999, in which two teenagers massacred 12...
  • AG LYNCH ADMITS THE FBI HAS LOST TRACK OF OMAR MATEEN’S WIFE

    06/21/2016 3:34:41 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 221 replies
    Has the shooter’s wife left the state of Florida?" a reporter asked Lynch during her press conference Tuesday. "Right now, I don’t know exactly the answer to that," Lynch candidly replied. "I believe she was going to travel but I do not know exactly her location now."
  • 20 arrested at die-in outside NRA headquarters

    06/21/2016 11:36:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    upi.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Ed Adamczyk
    FAIRFAX, Va., June 21 (UPI) -- About 20 protesters were arrested Tuesday morning after an all-night vigil outside the National Rifle Association's Virginia headquarters. The arrests came after an overnight demonstration attended by about 100 people outside the Fairfax, Va., headquarters of the NRA. The group said they were there in mourning for the Orlando, Fla., shooting victims. Those arrested sprawled on the pavement, surrounded by chalk lines indicative of dead bodies, as a tribute to the 49 shooting deaths last week at an Orlando nightspot. Other protesters held signs and used red paint to indicate blood. The action was...
  • Sen. Reid: The NRA ‘Doesn’t Care About The Constitutional Rights’

    06/21/2016 9:44:31 AM PDT · by PROCON · 40 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - Following the Senate rejection of a series of new gun control measures on Monday, Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D- Nev.) told fellow senators “the NRA doesn’t care about you” adding that the National Rifle Association doesn’t care for the constituents of lawmakers and “it doesn’t care about the constitutional rights of the followers.” “Here’s a little secret for my Republican colleagues,” Reid said on the floor of the Senate Tuesday morning, “The NRA doesn’t care about you. It doesn’t care about your constituents, it doesn’t care about the constitutional rights of the followers.”“The NRA and its leadership...
  • Valerie Jarrett: We Need To ‘Drown Out’ The NRA [AUDIO](call in Q&A)

    06/21/2016 7:47:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/21/2016 | Christian Datoc
    Senior Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett told reporters on a Monday conference call that the way to stop mass shootings is to “drown out” the voice of the NRA.
  • NRA Statement on the Senate Voting Down Anti-Gun Bills

    06/20/2016 5:34:23 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 43 replies
    NRA-ILA.org ^ | 6/20/16 | NRA-ILA
    Fairfax, Va.— The executive director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), Chris W. Cox, today issued the following statement in response to political maneuvering in the United States Senate that prevented the passage of legislation to prohibit terrorists from obtaining firearms: “Today, the American people witnessed an embarrassing display in the United States Senate. President Obama and his allies proved they are more interested in playing politics than addressing their failure to keep Americans safe from the threat of radical Islamic terrorism. “We all agree that terrorists should not be allowed to purchase or possess firearms....
  • NRA officials split with Trump on wisdom of armed club-goers

    06/19/2016 8:52:48 PM PDT · by Innovative · 113 replies
    CNN ^ | June 19, 2016 | Tom LoBianco, CNN
    Top National Rifle Association officials split Sunday with Donald Trump's position that armed club-goers are a good idea. "I don't think you should have firearms where people are drinking," said Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's chief executive officer said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "But I will tell you this. Everybody, every American starts to have -- needs to start having a security plan. We need to be able to protect ourselves, because they're coming. And they're going for vulnerable spots, and this country needs to realize it." NRA lobbyist Chris Cox told ABC's "This Week": "No one thinks that people...
  • Just became Life Member of NRA. I now need guidance on selecting a handgun.

    06/19/2016 9:44:45 PM PDT · by Silly · 148 replies
    June 20, 2016 | Silly
    Hi, all, very excited I joined NRA with their EasyPayLife plan on Friday. Now I'm want to move forward. As I select a handgun, I do plan to try different models at gun ranges and talk with close friends who shoot. I know in time I will find something that I really connect with. And before I purchase, I will have lots of solid training and hopefully some sort of certification(s) under my belt (suggest a few if you think of them). Meanwhile, I would appreciate suggestions. I want a model that is classic, easy to care for, good power,...
  • NRA's LaPierre blasts Dems' gun control push

    06/19/2016 1:38:51 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 21 replies
    The Hill.com ^ | June 19, 2016, 11:28 am | By Rebecca Savransky
    The executive vice president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) on Sunday criticized the Democratic push for gun control laws in the wake of the deadly Orlando nightclub attack. "What we're doing with this debate on the Hill right now, it's like they're trying to stop a freight train with a piece of Kleenex," Wayne LaPierre said on CBS's "Face The Nation."
  • NRA Hits Hillary Clinton in Powerful Ad after Orlando ISIS Massacre: “Stop Talking!”

    06/19/2016 10:01:16 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 38 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | June 19, 2016
    Last weekend Islamist extremist Omar Mateen slaughtered 49 innocents at a gay club in Orlando. The Democrat party’s response to the massacre was to punish ordinary Americans and push for the immediate ban AR-15s, a gun that WAS NOT used by the terrorist during the attack. The NRA released a video attacking the Democrat party on their refusal to face the threat of radical Islam. NRA spokesman and former Navy SEAL Dom Raso went off: Let me say something that every political hack pretending you know an AR-15 from a double-barrelled shotgun in the wake of the Orlando terror attack.
  • Washington Won't Be Banning 'America's Gun' Anytime Soon

    06/19/2016 10:45:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 6/16/2016 | Christian Lowe
    Before we start, let's just get one thing straight: A renewal of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban will not crumble under fire from the "lobbying" power of the NRA. For sure, the National Rifle Association has a lot of political power—which is, of course, derived from its 4.5 million members and not from the gun industry, as the anti-gun movement would have you believe. No. Any call to ban AR-15 rifles (what the left likes to incorrectly call "assault weapons") will likely fall flat on Capitol Hill simply because that firearm is by any objective measure the most popular long...
  • Rolling Stone Writer: NRA the ‘Greatest Threat to Our Homeland Security’

    06/19/2016 10:22:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 19, 2016 | Tom Johnson
    Omar Mateen claimed at various times to be aligned with terrorist groups including ISIS, Hezbollah, and the al-Nusra Front. Rolling Stone's Tim Dickinson does not consider any of those bloodthirsty outfits “the greatest threat to our homeland security today.” That description, Dickinson argues, best fits the National Rifle Association. “The NRA's unhinged gun advocacy,” he wrote in a Wednesday article, “has created a soft underbelly to our homeland security that radicals are exploiting to inflict mass murder.” Dickinson declared, “Make no mistake: The NRA paved the way for the Orlando attack,” given that -- “ The NRA's lobbyists and political...
  • AG Lynch: We Need ‘To Stop Individuals from Obtaining Guns Who Should Not Have Them

    06/19/2016 8:17:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/19/2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s meet the Press,” in commenting on the gun control push in the wake of the Orlando, FL mass shooting terror attack last weekend, Attorney General Loretta Lynch argued to have the “tools” to stop those from obtaining guns “who should not have them.”
  • Powerful video released from the NRA (Must See!)

    06/18/2016 11:46:55 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 35 replies
    Great video! Send to your email lists.
  • GO AHEAD: MAKE MY DAY

    06/18/2016 4:49:50 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-18-2016 | MOTUS
    THE FOLLOWING RE-POST FROM LAST JANUARY IS IN HONOR OF YESTERDAY’S SENATE DEFEAT OF THE LATEST “NEVER LET A GOOD CRISIS GO TO WASTE” GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION: Obama’s Creative, Imaginary, Non-fiction Common Sense Gun Control CNN held a "Guns in America" town hall meeting yesterday to give el Presidente an arena to further discuss his common sense “gun safety” controls.. Things we learned: Barry has never actually been a gun owner (although he did play one on TV once): “I don’t have much experience with guns, butt that doesn’t mean I don’t know how to use one.”Big Guy, shooting...
  • NYT Blames NRA

    06/17/2016 5:33:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 17, 2016 | Liz Shield
    The New York Times is going to tell you exactly who is responsible for the Orlando shooting massacre -- and it is the NRA.Omar Mateen slaughtered 49 innocent people. He broadcast and pledged his loyalty to the terrorist Islamic State group. The red flags prior to his jihad attacks were numerous.We don't need the New York Times to tell us who is responsible.The Times admits that "now that the Islamic State has openly called on lone-wolf attackers to take their war to the streets of America, it is a full-blown national-security hazard." The proper response to this, according to the...
  • Breaking: Wife of Orlando terrorist is now missing

    06/16/2016 12:39:43 PM PDT · by blueyon · 197 replies
    RedStatewatcher ^ | 6/16/16 | ???
    At a Fort Pierce home owned by members of the Mateen family, Seddique Mateen — father of the Orlando massacre shooter Omar Mateen — said Omar's wife Noor Salman is "no longer here" and that she was no longer in the area. He would not say where she had gone.
  • Sen. Reid: NRA Is ‘Very Bad’ — Gun Owners of America ‘Worse Than Bad’

    06/16/2016 1:40:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 15, 2016 | 11:41 AM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says the National Rifle Association (NRA) is “bad, really bad” and the group Gun Owners of America is “even worse than bad.” Speaking on the Senate floor earlier this week, Reid claimed Americans want stricter gun control. “More than 80% of Americans want to close so-called terror loopholes, preventing people on terror watch lists from purchasing firearms,” Reid said. …
  • George Takei warns NRA: 'You don't want to mess with' LGBT community

    06/15/2016 6:39:06 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 104 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 14, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Former "Star Trek" star and gay activist George Takei penned an op-ed for The Daily Beast Tuesday arguing that the First Amendment cannot be protected without limiting the Second, and calling for a "common-sense" ban on firearms "designed for mass slaughter." Mr. Takei wrote that the LGBT community is grappling with the notion that Sunday’s terrorist attack on the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando "was inspired by religious fanaticism." [Snip] Mr. Takei wrote that the constitutional right for citizens to own, purchase and sell "semi-automatic firearms" conflicts with their right to peaceably assemble "without undue fear of being targeted or...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Social Media Manager to NRA: #$%@

    06/14/2016 5:23:53 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/14/16 | AWR Hawkins
    <p>The Daily Mail reports that the tweet was in response to “Gun Laws Don’t Deter Terrorists,” an op-ed written by Chris W. Cox, the executive director of the NRA.</p>
  • Hillary Clinton’s social media manager to NRA: ‘F*** off’

    06/14/2016 1:03:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 14, 2016 | Douglass Ernst
    Hillary Clinton’s social media manager has a blunt message for the National Rifle Association: “F*** off.” Chris W. Cox, the executive director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action, penned an editorial on Monday for USA Today. Mrs. Clinton’s social media guru, Emmy Bengtson, soon responded with profanity to his “Opposing View” piece titled, “Guns laws don’t deter terrorist.” “Radical Islamic terrorists are not deterred by gun control laws. The San Bernardino terrorist attack wasn’t stopped by California’s so-called ‘assault weapons’ ban,” Mr. Cox wrote. “The gun ban in Brussels didn’t prevent the terrorist attack there. And France’s...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Social Media Manager Tells The NRA To (bleep) Off

    06/13/2016 7:37:12 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 41 replies
    Cannot actually post what the Hillary campaign said.
  • Eric Holder: Fingerprinting Is Racist (What A Moron!!!)

    06/12/2016 4:29:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    Former Attorney General Eric Holder has come out against proposals in Chicago and New Jersey to require fingerprint background checks of drivers for ride-hailing platforms such as Uber and Lyft. Why would President Obama's onetime top lawman come out against regulation that is supposed to protect the riding public? Credit the intersection of two forces. First, Holder's tony corporate law firm, Covington & Burling, represents Uber. Also, as Holder sees it, requiring drivers to submit fingerprints may "have a discriminatory impact on communities of color." I was surprised to read about Holder's opposition, as I have trouble seeing Holder as...
  • Noah Feldman Admits that First and Second Amendments are Fundamental Rights

    06/06/2016 4:52:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Bloomberg.com via Gun Watch ^ | 28 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Noah Feldman is a Harvard law professor and a prolific author. In an op-ed in The Post and Courier, Noah Feldman has penned an article that grudgingly admits that the Second Amendment is a fundamental right deserving as much respect as the First Amendment.  Feldman gets much wrong.  For example, he declares that the Supreme Court found that the Second Amendment is an individual right for the first time in 2008.  From bloomberg.com: The evolution of gun rights has an internal legal logic to it. The contemporary story starts in 2008 with the case of D.C. v. Heller, a 5-to-4...
  • ‘Star Trek’ actor eviscerated after equating NRA with UCLA shooting

    06/01/2016 8:17:50 PM PDT · by russbart · 76 replies
    The Extract ^ | June 1, 2016
    Shortly after reports of a shooting — later identified as a likely murder-suicide — resulted in a campus lock down at the University of California at Los Angeles, one actor opted to post a pithy indictment of the National Rifle Association to his Twitter page.
  • Knife Check at NRA Meeting in Louisville, 2016

    05/30/2016 4:31:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 May,2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Open carry is unrestricted at the NRA annual meeting in Louisville, Ky, this year.  But with presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking at the Leadership Forum, the Secret Service set up a system to stop the entrance of people with guns and knives.  Doug Ritter of Knife Rights realized that the carry of pocket knives is common with people across the United States, and that it is a major inconvenience to trudge a half mile back to a parked car to deposit a pocket knife after walking through a quarter mile line to hear the speakers.The procedure was simple.  Hand...
  • Chicago Tribune: NRA Exaggerating Hillary Clinton's Threat To Gun Rights

    05/29/2016 10:33:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    On May 26, the Chicago Tribune published an editorial in which it claimed the NRA is exaggerating Hillary Clinton’s threat to gun rights. Focusing on the Supreme Court, the Tribune claimed there is no guarantee that Republicans would confirm Clinton’s appointees to the highest court, and even if they did, there is no guarantee those justices would revisit landmark decisions like District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) or McDonald v. Chicago (2010).
  • What I discovered as a pro-gun-control member of the NRA (beyond barf alert)

    05/29/2016 5:05:02 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 35 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 29 may 2016 | Charles M. Madigan
    If the Republicans had nominated a skunk in the contest against Hillary Clinton, the National Rifle Association would have heartily embraced the odoriferous Mr. Stinky. A week ago, the NRA, which has millions of members and is eager to target congressional races in which guns are an issue, endorsed Donald Trump for president. He spoke, of course. Hand in the air for emphasis, he told the NRA that Clinton would try to "abolish" the Second Amendment. How does one "abolish" anything in the Constitution? It takes many steps. It's not going to happen. But that doesn't matter. It was what...
  • Donald Trump to NRA: We Will Get Rid of Gun Free Zones

    05/28/2016 6:23:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Donald Trump attended the annual NRA meeting in Louisville, Kentucky.  The local news carried pictures of rain and record crowds, three hour waits to get into the meeting room, thousands of attendees, and traffic snarled as people overflowed the Kentucky Expo capacities.  I saw lines stretching for a quarter mile or more.  The local press described the crowds waiting to register for the NRA events as even bigger, but they were moving faster.  At the Leadership forum, before Trump spoke, a polished NRA VP Chris Cox made the announcement: The NRA is endorsing Donald Trump for President! It was...
  • Obama just got one giant step closer towards creating a national gun registry

    05/27/2016 12:34:49 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    President Obama is taking a big step towards creating a national gun registry. Hawaii looks like it is about to provide the federal government with the list of all the gun owners in the state. Supposedly, keeping a list of gun owners’ names will enable the FBI to tell police if a gun owner ever gets arrested. But a national gun registry isn’t necessary to do this check. The FBI isn’t the only organization that can do background checks on already existing gun owners. Hawaii already has a gun registry, and can regularly run its list of names to see...
  • Audio Shows Katie Couric Documentary Deceptively Edited Interview with Pro-Gun Activists

    05/25/2016 4:20:24 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5-25-16 | Stephen Gutowski
    The makers of a new Katie Couric documentary on gun violence deceptively edited an interview between Couric and a group of gun rights activists in an apparent attempt to embarrass the activists, an audio recording of the full interview shows. At the 21:48 mark of Under the Gun a scene of Katie Couric interviewing members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a gun rights organization, is shown. Couric can be heard in the interview asking activists from the group, “If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?” The...
  • Trump Lines up Financial Backers, Gains NRA’s Endorsement

    05/23/2016 5:55:23 PM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 May 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    In a brazen but brilliant marketing move, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made public his list of potential Supreme Court nominees, which were analyzed and pronounced “acceptable” by many of those not yet in Trump’s corner. He managed to secure the blessings — including financial —of several wealthy supporters. He spent time calling on Republican Party insiders, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, in his attempts to enlist their support for his campaign. And then, to cap off the week, he secured the endorsement of the National Rifle Association (NRA) at its annual convention even before he had said a single...
  • Guns In the News

    05/23/2016 5:18:12 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-22-2016 | MOTUS
    I have an appointment this morning, so here’s today’s topic: Guns.Trumps got ‘em.Hillary wants ‘em: “If she gets to appoint her judges, she will abolish the Second Amendment," Trump told an enthusiastic crowd.” "Unlike Donald Trump, I will not pander to the gun lobby."( she said while pandering to the Trayvon Martin Foundation's Circle of Mothers.)  Barry’s selling ‘em. President Obama on Monday announced the United States was lifting its decades-long embargo on weapons’ sales to Vietnam, an act most political watchers say will fuel an angry reaction from China. Traitor Hanoi Jane is still conflicted.Guns: good for Vietnam, you –...
  • Open Carry at the 2016 NRA Annual Meeting in Louisville, Ky

    05/23/2016 4:24:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Before the NRA meeting, it was well known that open carry would not be discouraged.  I entered Freedom Hall at the Louisville Kentucky Expo center this morning, as people were registering.  Within a minute, I had spotted three open carriers, and managed to get pictures.  From nraam.org: Firearms Carry Policy During the 2016 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, lawfully carried firearms will be permitted at Annual Meeting venues including the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC), KFC Yum! Center Arena, and Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) in accordance with Kentucky law. Firearms and knives will be prohibited in any areas temporarily...
  • NRA facing member backlash over Trump endorsement

    05/22/2016 7:58:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 87 replies
    poltico.com ^ | 5/21/2016 | Sarah Wheaton
    With its last-minute decision to formally endorse Donald Trump, the National Rifle Association put itself out in front of the fight for Republican party unity. Just a day later, it’s already taking flak. Chris Cox, the NRA’s top strategist, was met with raucous applause when he announced to the estimated 80,000 people gathered here for the group’s annual leadership forum on Friday that the nation’s biggest and most influential gun-rights organization was officially backing the presumptive Republican nominee. To endorse so early in the process is virtually unprecedented for the group; they didn’t get behind Mitt Romney in 2012 and...
  • Even soldier working under terrorist threats can’t get gun carry permit in NJ

    05/21/2016 9:01:51 PM PDT · by Enchante · 37 replies
    New Jersey 101.5 ^ | May 20, 2016 | Toniann Antonelli
    In denying his application for a concealed-carry permit, Oceanport Police Chief Daniel W. Barcus said Russell was unable to demonstrate “justifiable need” because there had been no specific attacks or threats made directly on him. To legally carry concealed firearms in New Jersey, residents have to apply to their local police for a permit demonstrating such a need. But critics of the state’s strict gun laws say this results in very few people other than acting and retired law enforcement officials getting approval for such permits.
  • Hillary Clinton Plans to Fire Back at Trump for NRA Remarks

    05/21/2016 6:14:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 21, 2016, 4:49 PM ET | By LIZ KREUTZ
    Hillary Clinton plans to fire back at Donald Trump for comments he made to the National Rifle Association, in which he spoke in favor of open carry laws and accused Clinton of wanting to take away the right to bear arms -- a position she has not taken. According to an aide to the Democratic presidential frontrunner, Clinton will use her remarks tonight at the Trayvon Martin Foundation Circle of Mothers dinner in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to respond to Trump. At the event, she is expected to call the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's position on guns "dangerous" and will specifically...
  • Donald Trump goes after Hillary Clinton on guns (SCOTUS at Stake)

    05/21/2016 1:45:49 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | May 20, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump... told the NRA that Hillary Clinton would take away the right to bear arms ... Trump, ... dove right into attacking Clinton, saying she "wants to abolish the Second Amendment." "We're not going to let that happen," Trump said. "We're going to preserve it, we're going to cherish it." Trump ... suggested that Clinton would take away gun rights via the Supreme Court. "If she gets to appoint her judges, she will abolish the Second Amendment," Trump told an enthusiastic crowd...... She quickly responded ... on Twitter. "You're wrong, We can uphold Second Amendment rights while preventing senseless...