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  • Ted Cruz Panders To Assassination-Threatening, Race-Baiting Gun Lobbyist Larry Pratt

    05/23/2015 11:48:32 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 38 replies
    RightwingWatch ^ | 21 May 2015 | Miranda Blue
    Gun Owners of America, the radical and influential gun group that boasts that it is far to the right of the NRA, announced in an email to its members yesterday that it will be holding a series of “tele-town hall meetings” with Republican presidential candidates in order to vet the candidates on their gun-law orthodoxy. The “first of several” calls, to be held next week, will feature Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a clear favorite of Gun Owners of America’s executive director, Larry Pratt. While it’s unclear which other GOP candidates have agreed to participate in GOA’s calls, it’s disturbing that...
  • Secret Deal Could Contain a Myriad of Gun Restrictions, Ammo Bans!

    05/23/2015 11:44:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 73 replies
    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.
  • 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...
  • Give the public access to concealed carry data (barf alert)

    In a recent meeting with the Journal Sentinel Editorial Board and reporters and editors, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett noted that shooting incidents in Milwaukee have been rising every year since the concealed carry law was passed in 2011. Fellow columnist Christian Schneider wrote in the Journal Sentinel's April 5 Crossroads section: "Yet nearly four years later, nearly 250,000 concealed carry licenses have been issued, and one would be hard-pressed to notice any difference in the state," at least in terms of crime statistics for violent crimes and murders. I have no reason to doubt either statement, but the fact is...
  • Baltimore Is Nothing More Than An Informercial For U-Haul And The NRA

    04/29/2015 12:25:03 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 29,2015 | John Nolte
    As I do every morning, I was flipping through the news shows when I came across a CNN panel advertised as objective journalism. Nevertheless, The Washington Post’s Nia-Malika Henderson and Errol Lewis never once brought up the fact that Baltimore has exclusively been run by Democrats for a full half-century. Instead, both just called for more government to “end decades of poverty and discrimination.”
  • 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...
  • Keep Wisconsin's 48-hour waiting period for handgun buys (barf alert)

    04/22/2015 5:22:45 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 14 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 22 apr 2o15
    The National Rifle Association will not rest until every American is fully armed — all supposedly in the name of Second Amendment rights. And now Wisconsin Republicans stand ready to help the NRA in its mission by repealing a reasonable law that requires a two-day wait before a handgun can be purchased. Repealing the law is a terrible idea. But the state Senate passed a bill that would do that on Tuesday, and the bill appears likely to pass the Assembly and be signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker, who campaigned at the NRA's national convention earlier this month....
  • 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."
  • Cruz Talks 2nd Amendment Sunday (Litchfield, New Hampshire, 4/19/15)

    04/13/2015 2:02:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Patch ^ | April 13, 2015 | Tony Schinella
    The Women’s Defense League of NH is co-sponsoring an event featuring New Hampshire first-in-the-nation presidential primary candidate, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX, according to a press statement. The event will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Arpil 19, at the Londonderry Fish and Game Club, 5 Lund St. in Litchfield. Cruz will be coming to speak to the 2nd Amendment Community in New Hampshire. He was the first candidate to formally announce his 2016 Presidential candidacy. The event is free but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Tickets are available via EventBrite. Event is sponsored...
  • Note to NRA: We are not a nation under violent siege(barf alert)

    04/17/2015 6:01:08 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 17 apr 2015 | Francis Wilkinson
    Last weekend’s National Rifle Association annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., had something for everyone. For mainstream NRA members, there were guns aplenty. For the gullible, there was a discussion of “no-go zones” U.S. neighborhoods living under the iron hijab of the Sharia, or Islamic law. For liberals and gun-regulation advocates, there was seemingly endless fodder for snark. There may even have been an answer to a crucial question: Why now? Why are gun-industry sales so robust, and the gun movement so militant, at this particular moment? Sure, the U.S. Supreme Court emboldened the movement with its 2008 decision in District...
  • R. Lee Ermey says he’s gonna vote for TED CRUZ

    04/16/2015 2:03:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | April 16, 2015
    This is just a short clip I found of R. Lee Ermey at the NRA convention (I believe) saying that he’s gonna vote for Ted Cruz: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)If Ted Cruz is good enough for Gunny, then you know he’s right for America.
  • The Revolver of Reason vs. The Pen of Progressivism

    04/16/2015 2:10:53 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 5 replies
    Self | 4/16/15 | Me
    Any mass shooting in America, let alone a single murder, is without a doubt a grotesque reminder of the evil that lurks in our communities. However, as much as I unconditionally grieve for the victims and their families, I refuse to blame an inanimate object rather than the actual lawbreaker. Liberals live to shamelessly politicize such tragedies – immediately blaming the NRA or Tea Party – hoping our Second Amendment rights will be ripped away by an inescapable vacuum of mass hysteria and mob justice. The same Constitutional terrorists who can’t keep gangs off the streets, or drug dealers out...
  • Significant Picture Placement at the NRA Meeting?

    04/15/2015 1:19:27 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    My war was the Cold War.  I spent a good chunk of my career helping to develop weapons to counter the communist threat.  A chunk of our intelligence effort was spent attempting to determine what was going on inside of the Soviet Union, who might succeed who in the leadership, and what it might mean. Watching the NRA and trying to determine what is happening in its internal politics is much like that.  There are the public pronouncements, that tell us some of what happened, after the fact.  While the NRA elections can have a significant effect on select...
  • A Day With Mike Vanderboegh at the NRA Annual Meeting

    04/15/2015 6:13:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I arrived at the NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville late on Thursday, the 9th of April, so I was able to get to the press room only a little after they opened on Friday morning.  Mike Vanderboegh was there.  I had met Mike a couple of years ago.  He looked and acted a lot healthier than he had in Houston in 2013, and he did not have to use a wheel chair.  He is someone who I have admired ever since I learned of his activities and the Sipsey Street Irregulars a few years ago.  I do not count...
  • Grover Norquist Suspends Himself from NRA Board Amid Investigation into Allegations of Islamist Ties

    04/14/2015 9:31:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/14/15 | AWR Hawkins
    The NRA announced Grover Norquist’s re-election to the NRA Board of Directors on April 11 — but on Tuesday, the organization confirmed that Norquist has “voluntarily suspended” himself from NRA board activities. Breitbart News spoke with an NRA spokesman who said that Norquist has indeed distanced himself from the board. The spokesman confirmed that “Grover Norquist has voluntarily suspended activities with the NRA Board of Directors as he awaits the outcome of an investigation into allegations against him.” Breitbart News has previously reported that those allegations were leveled by Glenn Beck and Center for Security Policy president Frank Gaffney, both...
  • When Gun Owners Get Angry

    04/13/2015 7:27:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    psmag.com ^ | 4/13/2015 | Kate Wheeling
    Tens of thousands of gun-loving Americans gathered in Nashville, Tennessee, this past weekend for the National Rifle Association’s annual convention. Despite early headlines that claimed attendees would have to leave their guns at home, convention goers were able to bear arms in the conference center—and almost in the city’s public parks. In a nation with nearly as many privately owned guns as there are citizens, even NRA members support laws that block patients with histories of psychiatric commitments from owning guns. But a new study shows that curbing gun violence will require more comprehensive policies than just keeping firearms out...
  • SSI Exclusive: Negotiating Rights Away. Cynical Secret "Deal With The Devil" Confirmed. NRA, ATF&

    04/13/2015 5:31:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 12 April, 2015 | Mike Vanderboegh
    SSI Exclusive: Negotiating Rights Away. Cynical Secret "Deal With The Devil" Confirmed. NRA, ATF& bi-partisan group of politicians agree to save ATF from itself and widen the definition of "sporting purposes." "A hole big enough to drive Diane Feinstein's limousine through." From the press room of the NRA National Meeting, Nashville, TN: Sipsey Street Irregulars can now confirm the broad outlines of a story first disclosed two days ago by National Gun Rights Examiner columnist David Codrea. Last week, a secret deal involving the National Rifle Association lobbying arm and brokered by politicians of both national political parties was struck...
  • Open Carry at the NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville, 2015

    04/13/2015 4:42:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    There have been  a number of stories written claiming that functional guns are not allowed at the NRA annual meeting in  Nashville.  The New York Times ran  an article, and National Review ran  an  article debunking the claims in the New York Times.  Charles C. W. Cooke does a good job of debunking.   But pictures do a better job.   I noticed some people openly carrying arms inside the media room at the NRA meeting.  Glocks seemed to be favored, but I also saw a 1911 and a J frame Smith & Wesson revolver.  I asked for and took these...
  • NRA, ATF& bi-partisan group of politicians agree to save ATF from itself

    04/13/2015 4:35:07 AM PDT · by fulltlt · 7 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 4/12/2015 | Sipsey Street Irregulars
    SSI Exclusive: Negotiating Rights Away. Cynical Secret "Deal With The Devil" Confirmed. NRA, ATF& bi-partisan group of politicians agree to save ATF from itself and widen the definition of "sporting purposes." "A hole big enough to drive Diane Feinstein's limousine through." From the press room of the NRA National Meeting, Nashville, TN: Sipsey Street Irregulars can now confirm the broad outlines of a story first disclosed two days ago by National Gun Rights Examiner columnist David Codrea. Last week, a secret deal involving the National Rifle Association lobbying arm and brokered by politicians of both national political parties was struck...
  • Corroborating details emerging on backroom gun deal with ATF

    04/12/2015 11:18:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Examiner ^ | 4/12/15 | David Codrea
    “Sipsey Street Irregulars can now confirm the broad outlines of a story first disclosed two days ago,” colleague Mike Vanderboegh reported Sunday from the NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville. “Last week, a secret deal involving the National Rifle Association lobbying arm and brokered by politicians of both national political parties was struck in Washington DC that would save the ATF from the political and legal consequences of its own regulatory errors. “In the process, this deal would broaden the language of the 1968 Gun Control Act regarding ‘sporting purposes’ and allow ATF to extract itself from the potentially catastrophic political...
  • More Than 10 Things You Can Start Doing Now to Prepare to ‘Survive,’- Delta Force Sgt. Major (Ret.)

    04/12/2015 6:50:48 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 60 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 11 2015 | Jason Howerton
    You might think you’re prepared to respond to any threats that might come your way — but the odds are, you aren’t prepared enough to satisfy Kyle Lamb. Lamb is a retired Delta Force sergeant major who served 21 years in the Army, mostly with U.S. Army Special Operations. He now runs Viking Tactics, which offers tactical firearms instruction and consulting. Needless to say, he knows “prepared.” Speaking to a packed room of gun owners at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting on Friday, Lamb offered a crash course in preparedness in the face of unexpected personal danger. The military...
  • Ted Cruz Tells Hillary Clinton To "Come And Take" His Guns At NRA Conference...

    04/11/2015 4:03:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Bustle ^ | April 11, 2015 | Melanie Schmitz
    The National Rifle Association’s annual leadership conference is always a treasure trove of GOP smack-talk and an all-out constitutional liturgy — and if Friday night’s viral talking points are any indication, this year’s celebration ranks further right on the political spectrum than usual. Not that that’s surprising: it is the run-up year to a presidential election cycle, which means that the Republican machine was churning out even more harsh allegations than usual. Of course, one of the biggest showboats of the night was Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who told political opponent Hillary Clinton to “come and take” away his guns,...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Wows Them at NRA Convention in Nashville, TN

    04/11/2015 1:34:24 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies
    Scared Monkeys ^ | April 11, 2015
    “Our Country is in Crisis … The Answer is Not Going to Come from Washington, It’s Going to Come from You” THE NRA HAS INVADED NASHVILLE, TN … Welcome NRA, its members and all pro-Second Amendment supporters!!!Maybe there was no greater comment made last night by Sen. Ted Cruz than the following, “Our country is in crisis yet we’re gonna pull back and change the path we’re on, but the answer is not going to come from Washington, it’s going to come from you!!!”Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke to the NRA faithfully in Nashville, Tennessee at their Annual Meeting last...
  • Cruz Thunderously Received At NRA Meeting

    04/11/2015 5:06:39 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/10/2015 | KERRY PICKET
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz opened his remarks to National Rifle Association members Friday describing his disgust with the president’s description of the 2010 Fort Hood shooting as “work place violence.” Cruz began Friday at the Army Base in Texas and told the audience that the military personnel who were killed or wounded by Nidal Hassan were finally awarded the purple heart.“It is a time for truth. you cannot win a war on radical Islamic terrorism with a president who is unwilling to utter the words ‘radical Islamic terrorists.’ Instead of a terrorist who boycotts Prime Minister...
  • Cruz to NRA: Come And Take It!

    04/11/2015 10:40:27 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 29 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | April 10, 2015 | Abby Livingston
    Invoking the Battle of Gonzales cry “Come and Take It,” U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz took his case for the presidency to National Rifle Association activists at the organization’s annual spring meeting in Nashville on Friday.“That was the opening battle of the war for Texas independence,” he said of the 1835 skirmish. “And I’ll tell you, we’ve seen in the news, this weekend, Hillary Clinton is announcing for president.”“Well, I’ll tell you, if Hillary Clinton is going to join with Barack Obama and the gun grabbers and come after our guns, then what I say is, come and take it.”Besides knocking...
  • Dr. Ben Carson Attempts to Clarify His Second Amendment Stance at NRA Annual Meetings

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

    04/10/2015 5:15:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | April 10, 2015 | Nick Corasaniti
    Nearly every potential Republican presidential contender will be speaking Friday on a single issue: gun rights. As First Draft considered how best to parse their speeches at the National Rifle Association’s Leadership Forum in Nashville, we hit on a bullet-point approach. And yes, that sent us down a gun-pun rabbit hole. (Or was it into a foxhole?) Senator Ted Cruz of Texas addressed the forum. NRA Rating: A+ Guns Owned: Two Bull’s-Eye: Mr. Cruz recalled sending a letter to Harry Reid following the Sandy Hook tragedy promising to “filibuster any legislation that undermines the Second Amendment right to keep and...
  • Ted Cruz: 2015 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum (Video- 20 minutes)

    04/10/2015 3:56:21 PM PDT · by VinL · 18 replies
    You Tube ^ | 4/10/15 | You Tube Video
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz addresses the crowd at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, an event of the 2015 NRA Annual Meetings in Nashville, Tennessee. Originally aired 4/10/15.
  • First Thing Gov. Scott Walker Did Before Delivering Big Speech at NRA’s Annual Meeting

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

    04/09/2015 8:58:58 PM PDT · by Plummz · 42 replies
    Red State ^ | Red State
    The NRA’s annual convention is coming up. They invited possible/announced 2016 candidates Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Scott Walker, and Jeb Bush. Two people they didn’t invite: Chris Christie and Rand Paul. It is not surprising that the New Jersey moderate was not invited. But the lack of an invitation for Paul stands out.The Daily Beast reports that Paul did request an invitation to the convention, but was denied: However, a source with knowledge of Paul’s dealings with the NRA said the claim that he did not request an invitation to the convention was “not true.”Further, the...
  • Working guns prohibited at NRA convention

    04/08/2015 7:39:25 PM PDT · by exbrit · 18 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/8/15 | Steve Benen
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  • NRA Putting GOP Establishment Over Gun Owners At 2015 Annual Meeting

    04/09/2015 8:32:05 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Bluegrass Bruce | April 7, 2015
    The list of politicians appearing at the 2015 NRA annual meeting this weekend illustrates how the NRA has ceased being a gun rights group and has become little more than a puppet organization for the establishment wing of the Republican Party. The NRA-ILA Leadership Forum on Friday will include a number of political insiders with questionable records on guns, like Jeb Bush and Bobby Jindal. Truly pro-freedom legislators like Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and Utah Senator Mike Lee were not invited. This comes after an election year where the NRA endorsed several establishment types (like Mitch McConnell and Thad Cochran)...
  • Gun deaths involving children are devastating. The NRA has no idea what (snip) (barf alert)

    04/09/2015 6:01:17 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 50 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 09 apr 2015 | Nathan J. Robinson
    As the National Rifle Association’s annual conference hits Nashville this weekend with 70,000 expected attendees, the organization has good reason to be upbeat. For another year, it has succeeded in stalling legislative attempts at moderate gun controls, rolling back existing state regulations and winning media battles. But there’s a looming question that should be seriously concerning the NRA and its supporters: how to reconcile the organization’s agenda with new evidence on the prevalence of gun accidents involving children.
  • Sarah Palin cancels appearance at NRA convention (what the heck?)

    04/08/2015 5:00:07 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 72 replies
    WSMV.com ^ | osted: Apr 08, 2015 6:42 PM CDT Updated: Apr 08, 2015 6:47 PM CDT | Posted by Stuart Ervin
    NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Sarah Palin has canceled her appearance at the NRA convention in Nashville. Read more: http://www.wsmv.com/story/28755677/sarah-palin-cancels-appearance-at-nra-convention#ixzz3WlWW7L8o
  • Moms Demand Action Mocks NRA For Following Gun Laws In Nashville

    04/08/2015 8:36:53 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 04/08/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 6, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America mocked the NRA for planning to follow state and local laws regarding gun possession and display at the upcoming NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits in Nashville. Moms Demand Action did this based on the fact that display guns at vendor’s booths are required to have their firing pins removed. Once Moms Demand Action saw that this was the case, they then mocked the NRA for “being ok with loaded guns on playgrounds and in bars and school, but not at their convention.”
  • National Rifle Association bans working guns from annual convention (misleading title)

    04/08/2015 7:43:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 10:32 PM | Dan Friedman
    The National Rifle Association wants guns at schools, but not its own annual convention. The NRA has banned working guns from its annual convention this year in Nashville, Tenn., according to a report in The Tennessean. Instead the group will require the thousands of firearms displayed at the event to be nonoperational, with their firing pins removed to ensure safety. The group will use the event, with an expected attendance of 70,000, to boast of its opposition to gun regulation of all kinds, including background checks, as well as to host GOP presidential hopefuls who agree with their stance. However...
  • Chris Christie, Rand Paul Not Invited to Address NRA Forum in Nashville

    04/08/2015 4:02:20 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 43 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 7 Apr 2015 | by AWR Hawkins
    On March 29, Breitbart News reported that Christie was one of two GOP presidential hopefuls that does not own a gun.
  • NRA Descends on Nashville for Annual Convention (this weekend)

    04/07/2015 3:55:59 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 9 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 06 Apr 2015 06:14 PM | By Jason Devaney
    The National Rifle Association will mix politics with guns at its national convention this weekend in Nashville, Tenn. Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/US/nra-national-convention-guns/2015/04/06/id/636781/#ixzz3WcUHF3fJ Urgent: Rate Obama on His Job Performance. Vote Here Now!
  • Potential GOP Presidential Candidates to Speak at NRA Convention

    04/05/2015 7:06:22 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 11 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Tuesday, 03 Mar 2015 09:08 PM | By Jason Devaney
    Among the confirmed speakers are NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre and NRA-ILA executive director Chris Cox, along with seven prominent Republican lawmakers. They are Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker; Indiana Gov. Mike Pence; former Texas Gov. Rick Perry; former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania; and U.S. Sen. Rick Cruz of Texas. Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/NRA-convention-GOP-Republican/2015/03/03/id/628099/#ixzz3WUUekHnL Urgent: Rate Obama on His Job Performance. Vote Here Now!
  • Haslam not among army of speakers at NRA event in Nashville

    04/05/2015 12:28:17 PM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    AP via Kingsport Times-News ^ | April 5. 2015 | ERIK SCHELZIG
    It is a very lengthy program, and we're trying to accommodate the 2016 candidates," she said. "So unfortunately there wasn't time to include everyone." The speakers Friday include U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
  • How did Ted Cruz / The Weekly Standard get my email address? (Vanity)

    04/01/2015 12:08:28 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 31 replies
    Me | 4-1-2015
    I like most of the policies Cruz is pursuing, but I feel uncomfortable receiving a signed email from him to an email address I only share with family asking for money. What's up with that?
  • Top Five Overrated Rifle Cartridges

    03/23/2015 7:35:33 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 99 replies
    NRA American Hunter ^ | 3/23/2015 | Philip Massaro
    The myriad selection of rifle cartridges today has a metric ton of overlap, duplication, and some downright silly designs. Some of these designs boast wonderful claims, but not all of them measure up. In order to be overrated, you have to be rated at all, so that leaves some of the more obscure designs off the menu. I’m well aware that I’m going to be taking a lot of flak for this article, no matter which cartridges I were to pick, so let me give you some details to start with. When you sit down to make your voodoo doll...
  • WV Governor Vetoes Gun Bill [semi-satire]

    03/22/2015 10:04:30 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 March 2015 | John Semmens
    West Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed a bipartisan bill that would have broadened the scope of concealed carry of guns by law-abiding citizens. “The notion that the citizen is the best line of defense against crimes against himself is one I can’t support,” Tomblin said. “Citizens aren’t properly trained. Allowing them to arm themselves only complicates matters for legitimate law enforcement personnel. If both the perps and their victims are armed how will the police know who to shoot when they arrive on the scene?” The governor also expressed skepticism about the adage “that when seconds count, the...
  • Ammo ban? NRA warns it's more than bullets ('You're left holding your gun making pew-pew...)

    03/21/2015 8:52:37 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    WND ^ | March 21, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    The federal bureaucracy, in the form of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, recently announced a ban on ammunition used in AR-15 rifles, which are among the most common firearms in America, but then suddenly backed off. So breathe a sigh of relief and move on? Not if you like the Second Amendment, according to a National Rifle Association commentator. Colion Noir, a practicing attorney who graduated from the University of Houston, has been described by the Los Angeles Times as someone who doesn’t fit the stereotype of NRA members: “Old, fat, white guys.” “At 29, he’s not...
  • Perry, Cruz to speak at NRA meeting

    03/20/2015 10:02:26 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    KHOU.com ^ | 7:09 a.m. CST March 3, 2015
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Several potential Republican candidates for president are scheduled to speak at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Nashville in April. The speakers include U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. The NRA's annual meeting takes place April 10-12, and the GOP politicians are scheduled to appear as part of an event put on by the NRA's lobbying arm, the Institute for Legislative Action.
  • Gun groups rally against Loretta Lynch

    03/19/2015 11:46:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 19, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    Gun rights groups are making a vigorous push to stop the Senate from confirming Loretta Lynch as President Obama’s next attorney general. Advocates are organizing petitions, drawing up letters and hitting the phones to urge Senate Republicans to oppose Lynch in a floor vote that could take place as early as next week. The National Rifle Association (NRA) has sent an alert to its members warning that Obama’s nominee would put gun rights at risk. "As the nation's top law enforcement officer, Lynch would almost certainly have an impact on our Second Amendment rights,” the NRA’s lobbying arm said in...
  • Hell hath frozen over: I agree with Eric Holder (Nugent is fired up!)

    03/18/2015 9:29:47 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    WND ^ | March 18, 2015 | Ted Nugent
    Well what do you know? Hell hath frozen over and we eagerly await a squadron of monkeys flying from my butt: Our gun-running attorney general, Eric Holder, and I agree on something. Regarding the shooting of the two Ferguson, Missouri, police officers by a rabid punk, Mr. Holder stated, “This was a damn punk, a punk, who was trying to sow discord.” Well, there you have it. I concur wholeheartedly with Mr. Holder. It was comforting to know that this time Mr. Holder and his boss did not blame the shooting on green-tipped bullets, my arsenal of deer rifles, the...
  • Glenn Beck to NRA: It’s Norquist or Me

    03/16/2015 5:26:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 16, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Glenn Beck to NRA: It’s Norquist or MePosted By Robert Spencer On March 16, 2015 @ 12:21 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 12 Comments Glenn Beck has declared that he will leave the National Rifle Association (NRA) if Republican Party kingmaker Grover Norquist remains on the Board of Directors.This is long overdue: it has now been over eleven years since FrontPage Magazine first published revelations about what David Horowitz described as Norquist’s “alliances with prominent Islamic radicals who have ties to the Saudis and to Libya and to Palestine Islamic Jihad, and who are now under indictment by U.S. authorities.”...
  • Glenn Beck Threatens To Leave NRA Over Muslim Brotherhood Fears [AUDIO]

    03/13/2015 8:27:41 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 28 replies
    DailyCaller.com ^ | 03/12/2015 | CHUCK ROSS
    Talk radio host Glenn Beck is up in arms over his belief that National Rifle Association board member Grover Norquist is a Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer and he may end his membership with the gun rights group if Norquist is re-elected. Beck dropped that bombshell on his millions of listeners in an interview on Wednesday with Frank Gaffney, the president of the terror watch group Center for Security Policy. Beck said he is convinced that Norquist, the longtime anti-tax crusader who heads Americans for Tax Reform, is “a dangerous man” and in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood, which has close ties...
  • OPINION: Gun violence is a health crisis

    03/12/2015 6:01:13 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 57 replies
    The Bakersfield Californian ^ | 03/12/2015 | William D. Bezdek , M.D.
    The American College of Physicians, combined with the American Bar Association and eight other professional organizations, has issued a call for action to stem the national crisis in firearm deaths and injuries. In a white paper published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, they point out that more than 32,000 deaths a year are the result of gun violence. The United States has the most gun deaths of any industrialized nation. In addition, the number of injuries caused by guns is more than double the death number. The Children's Safety Network estimated that in 2010, gun violence cost $174 billion....