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  • The NRA hints at ‘legislative remedies’ to weaken Initiative 594

    11/28/2014 9:29:44 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    blog.seattlepi.com ^ | 11/25/2014 | Joel Connelly
    The National Rifle Association is promising supporters it will carry on the fight against Initiative 594, using its “philosophically supportive majority” in the Washington Legislature when it convenes in January. “We are already discussing legislative remedies to the most onerous provisions,” the NRA said in a letter to supporters. The Gun Lobby’s big gun defends the effort it made in opposing I-594, which requires criminal background checks for those purchasing firearms at gun shows and over the Internet. It blames billionaires the measure’s landslide passage. “Please bear in mind that, in our fight to defeat I-594, NRA faced unprecedented spending...
  • End of California's 10-day Gun Waiting Period for Some?

    11/20/2014 8:31:58 PM PST · by cakid1 · 21 replies
    Cal Guns Foundation ^ | 11-20-14 | cakid1
    Calguns Foundation: Court denies requests by California Attorney General Kamala Harris.
  • NRA: Obama Support of UN Gun Treaty 'an End-Run Around Congress'

    11/20/2014 6:49:56 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 24 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/17/14 | Newsmax
    The National Rifle Association is warning that the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty set to take effect on Dec. 24 could lead to increased gun control if President Obama implements it via executive order. "We are worried about an end-run around Congress," NRA spokeswoman Catherine Mortensen told The Blaze. "Barack Obama or a future anti-gun president could use [the treaty] and international norms compliance to rationalize enacting gun control politics through executive actions, especially in the import and export realms." Under the terms of the U.N. treaty, participating nations must set up export and import controls for combat vehicles, aircraft,...
  • The NRA and ACLU Came Together to Endorse NSA Reform in an Op-Ed. Then the Piece Disappeared.

    11/19/2014 3:08:43 PM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    National Journal Group ^ | November 18, 2014 | Dustin Volz
    The story vanished from the Washington Times website just hours after going online. For a few hours, it was big news. And then it vanished. On Monday morning, the American Civil Liberties Union and National Rifle Association published a joint op-ed in the Washington Times urging the Senate to pass legislation that would limit the government's domestic spying powers. It was a meaningful push from two powerful groups that—as the groups themselves noted—rarely agree on anything. And the support came just a day before the Senate is scheduled to take a key (and hotly contested) vote Tuesday on the measure,...
  • Gun Grab U.N. Arms Treaty To Take Effect Dec. 24

    11/13/2014 10:12:32 AM PST · by raptor22 · 41 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 13, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: To some, concern over a U.N. Arms Trade Treaty set to take effect Dec. 24 is much ado about nothing. But a president unconstrained by Congress or the Constitution may try to impose severe limits on gun rights. All treaties must be ratified by two-thirds of the Senate, and that's not about to happen in the case of the unratified Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), particularly after the 2014 election that gave the GOP Senate control. The same, of course, could have been said about the Kyoto Protocol and other climate change deals that mandate that governments tie their...
  • Pennsylvania: Governor to Sign Firearms Preemption Bill Tomorrow (THIS IS HUGE!)

    10/28/2014 3:10:01 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    Tomorrow, October 28, Governor Tom Corbett (R) will sign House Bill 80 into law, strengthening Pennsylvania’s firearm preemption statute. This bill takes effect in sixty days. After four years of hard work, your NRA looks forward to this momentous event in a culmination of all the efforts that NRA members, Second Amendment supporters and Pennsylvania legislators finally accomplished. If you are able, please attend the bill signing ceremony with Governor Tom Corbett and pro-gun members of the Pennsylvania legislature. Event details and information is provided below: Bill Signing Ceremony for House Bill 80 Tuesday, October 28 at 4:00 P.M. Dormont...
  • Man Told To Remove His NRA Instructor Hat While Voting [VIDEO]

    10/27/2014 1:07:29 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 119 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10-27-2014 | CHUCK ROSS
    While he was early voting on Friday, a Douglasville, Georgia man says he was asked to remove a hat he wears everywhere, one that reads “NRA Instructor,” because poll workers said it was too closely associated with the Republican party.Bundy Cobb, who is certified by the National Rifle Association in firearms training, wears the hat in part to promote his business, True Aim Defense. But poll workers apparently saw it as something different.“I went by the first two ladies, and they didn’t say anything. And then the next lady, she said ‘sir, you’re going to have to take off your...
  • Do Black People Have Equal Gun Rights?

    10/26/2014 2:34:21 PM PDT · by Theoria · 44 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 Oct 2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Conventional wisdom holds that firearms are the preserve of conservative white men. You would never know this at my local shooting range, which happens to be in a majority African-American area, and has a clientele that reflects that fact. There, as a white man, I’m often in the minority; just one more guy who likes to fire weapons — another person to chat to and share stories with. It is, I’d venture, how things should be. By rights, the Second Amendment should serve as a totem of African-Americans’ full citizenship and enfranchisement. For centuries, firearms have been indispensable to black...
  • Shooter In Canada Stopped By Good Guy With Gun

    10/24/2014 9:36:12 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 24, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Security: In a country with strict gun control and without a Second Amendment, an armed citizen stopped a terrorist attack as our neighbor to the north becomes a jihadi target. When Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, aka Michael Hall, was shot dead by Kevin Vickers, the House of Commons sergeant-at-arms, the jihadist wannabe and Muslim convert had already murdered Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a guard at Canada's National War Memorial, and was inside Canada's Parliament building, very near a room where Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was meeting with members of his Conservative Party. "PM (Harper) was addressing caucus, then a huge boom, followed...
  • Giffords calls on women to highlight gun violence

    10/21/2014 3:47:34 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 44 replies
    yahoo ^ | 10/21/14 | STEVE PEOPLES ap
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords charged Tuesday that "dangerous people with guns are a threat to women" as she worked to rally female voters across Iowa and inject gun control into one of the nation's marquee Senate contests. "Women can lead the way," Giffords told domestic violence leaders gathered in Iowa's capital city during a 43-second speech that was halting and slurred at moments, but largely clear. "We can change our laws. We can change elections."
  • Michael Moore Ties Ebola to Republicans, Wall Street, and the NRA

    10/16/2014 11:38:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 16, 2014 | Andrew Desiderio
    Filmmaker Michael Moore took to Twitter early Thursday morning to slam conservatives for what he believes is their role in exacerbating the Ebola outbreak. In a series of tweets, Moore took to blaming everyone from the NRA to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, congressional Republicans, to Wall Street bankers. Many have used Ebola to advance their respective political agendas, and Democrats have latched onto a claim by the head of the National Institute of Health that budget cuts to medical research have prevented the NIH from developing a vaccine for the deadly virus. On the other side, several have suggested the...
  • Washing-Con

    10/06/2014 10:31:42 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 1 replies
    1st Freedom ^ | September 2014 | Dave Kopel
    One way scam artists make money is by peddling mislabeled goods. The label on the can says “Wild Alaskan Salmon,” but what’s really inside is codfish from a filthy breeding pen in China, plus some food coloring. Selling mislabeled goods is illegal, but there’s nothing illegal about mislabeled laws. Michael Bloomberg knows that difference, and he is exploiting it. Right now in the state of Washington, Bloomberg is pushing a November ballot measure that is promoted as being about background checks for private sales. But it is really a law to criminalize most gun owners, including those who never sell...
  • Support the NRA each and every time you shop at Amazon.....at no cost to you!!!!

    10/04/2014 11:31:01 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 33 replies
    Shop at Amazon through https://smile.amazon.com and .5% of each purchase will be donated to the NRA. An easy way to donate. Few people know about this. You need to remember to go through that link each time however.
  • MSNBC Points Finger at NRA For 'Making the Ebola Crisis Worse'

    10/04/2014 10:36:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 3, 2014 | Matthew Balan
    MSNBC anchor Krystal Ball and NBC correspondent Anne Thompson shamelessly politicized the Ebola crisis in a Thursday op-ed on MSNBC.com. Ball and Thompson bewailed how due to "Senate dysfunction and NRA opposition, we don't have a surgeon general right now....during a time when, we not only have Ebola arriving on our shores, but are also dealing with the mysterious Enterovirus, which is infecting and contributing to the deaths of children in the U.S." The two on-air personalities led their piece, "How the NRA is making the Ebola crisis worse," by noting that "poll by Harvard found that 39% of U.S....
  • Sasse stumbles on NRA question days after being endorsed

    09/27/2014 10:05:42 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 15 replies
    Nebraska Watchdog ^ | 9-18-14 | Deena Winter
    LINCOLN, Neb. — There were few surprises during Sunday’s U.S. Senate debate, except when the frontrunner, GOP nominee Ben Sasse, seemed to stumble on a question about gun rights just days after being endorsed by the National Rifle Association. Sasse earned the highest NRA rating a candidate can get without a voting record, and marked the group’s only endorsement in the general election. But he seemed confused when asked a question about background checks at gun shows by Colleen Williams, anchor for NTV, an ABC affiliate in Kearney. Here’s what she asked: “With countless national incidents, high profile shootings in...
  • NRA outgunned? Gun control backers put millions behind background check measure

    09/25/2014 3:53:23 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 9-25-2014 | Dan Springer
    When it comes to campaign spending on the right to bear arms, the National Rifle Association is almost never outgunned. But in Washington state, where voters soon will decide on one of the most restrictive background check laws in the country, the NRA is up against some of the deepest pockets in the world. And the NRA is getting outspent more than 7-1. “This is a terrible ballot initiative that was dreamed up by people who don’t even live in Washington,” NRA spokeswoman Catherine Mortensen said, “and it’s being financed by Michael Bloomberg of New York and his billionaire pals.”
  • NBC Offers Repellent Advice on Appeasing Home Invaders

    09/21/2014 11:16:08 AM PDT · by pabianice · 55 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 9/20/14
    Americans have a constitutional right to armed self-defense, but they have other choices as well. The University of Colorado, for example, last year offered the students it sought to disarm with statewide legislation other “crime prevention tactics.” Options for female students facing rapists included passive resistance,” biting, and self-degradation. According to one proponent of the bill to ban the lawful carrying of firearms on campuses, such threats are “why we have the whistles.” Along similar lines, NBC’s Today Show recently offered suggestions on how to deal with violent home invaders. Their basic advice: politely defer to the intruder, but if...
  • NRA launches $1.3M ad buy for Cotton

    09/18/2014 10:25:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    The National Rifle Association on Tuesday said it's launching a $1.3 million television ad campaign to promote Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton's bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, a little over a year after the group ran radio ads defending Pryor's record on guns. The NRA said the 30-second spot will begin running in Little Rock and Jonesboro starting Wednesday and will run for at least four weeks. The ad touts the group's endorsement of Cotton and doesn't mention Pryor. The group is also spending six figures to run radio ads in the state and has been sending direct...
  • NRA ad campaign goes beyond gun rights, reaches out to concerned citizens

    09/04/2014 6:37:18 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 4, 2014 | Killy Riddell
    The National Rifle Association has unleashed a multimillion-dollar TV advertising campaign that its longtime leader says is aimed at messaging beyond gun rights and reaching middle-class mothers, minorities and other Americans “who believe our country is off the rails.” The gun lobby’s campaign, launched in the last 10 days, uncharacteristically delves into issues far beyond the Second Amendment to explore the IRS scandal, media elitism and security vulnerabilities, with a call to return “good guys” to power. “This campaign is a gathering of shared values that gives a sense of right and wrong,” NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre told...
  • Chicago Crime Rate Drops, Thanks To Concealed Carry

    09/03/2014 8:13:12 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 3, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    More Guns, Less Crime: Since Illinois began issuing concealed-carry permits this year, robberies, burglaries, car thefts and, yes, even murder, are down significantly. Last month, when an 86-year-old Crestwood, Ill., man decided to visit his local phone store, he arrived to find a robbery underway. After staying outside to keep others from entering the store, he saw the suspect fleeing through a back door. He pursued the suspect, legal firearm in hand, stopped him, then held him until police arrived to make the arrest. The actions of the unidentified law-abiding citizen were made possible by Illinois becoming the 50th and...
  • Va. Dem. asks God to murder everyone in NRA with deadly Ebola virus

    09/01/2014 1:44:39 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    Spokane Conservative Examiner ^ | September 1, 2014 | Joe Newby
    Mike Dickinson, the unhinged Virginia Democrat who once sought the House seat formerly held by Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., issued a tweet Sunday asking God to kill everyone in the NRA with the Ebola virus. The tweet was sent after he issued another message saying he would lead a prayer asking God to murder everyone in the NRA during the debut of his alleged radio program. "Dear god (sic)," he began. "Please use Ebola to infect the @NRA and it's various members. For they are A (sic) true virus and true terrorists in America." He followed that up with another...
  • Bill Gates Is Going Up Against The NRA

    08/27/2014 7:42:12 AM PDT · by blam · 46 replies
    BI - VentureBeat ^ | 8-27-2014 | Gregory Ferenstein
    Gregory Ferenstein, VentureBeat August 27, 2014Bill Gates is opening up his considerable piggy bank in Silicon Valley’s fight against the National Rifle Association. The Microsoft billionaire donated $1 million to Initiative 594, which will require criminal background checks for firearm sales. Gates joins a long line of high-profile activists in the fighting the powerful gun lobby. Michael Bloomberg’s plans post mayoral duties include large campaigns for gun control. Noted Facebook investor Ron Conway has made gun reform his signature political cause, championing hackathons to prevent gun violence and spearheading a venture project for innovative anti-violence technology. For Gates, this may...
  • [Video] NRA Goes After Michael Bloomberg by Name With New Video Calling Him Out

    08/21/2014 9:06:00 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 17 replies
    gunssavelives.net ^ | August 20,2014 | NRA
    It looks like the NRA is taking the gloves off. No more beating around the bush. The National Rifle Association has released a new video calling out former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg directly.
  • Winchester Model 70 Radio Rifle

    08/20/2014 3:04:59 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 32 replies
    NRA.org ^ | unknown | NRA Museum
    In the 1950s, with the airwaves filling with the sounds of rock 'n' roll, America was changing into a "transistor" nation. Deciding to capitalize on the popularity of radio, Winchester designated a prototype .308 Model 70 with a built-in radio in 1955. A speaker was set into the right side of the stock with a series of holes — carved in the trademark "W" outline — allowing the sound to be heard. Presented as a glittering show gun, the new Winchester soon proved a hard sell.
  • Why isn't the Tea Party sending a militia to Ferguson?

    08/18/2014 10:26:22 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 87 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 8-15-2014 | Dexter Thomas
    The NRA and Tea Party haven't said a word. Can we just conclude that they don't care about black people? On August 5, a man named John Crawford was playing with a toy rifle in an Ohio Wal-Mart. Someone called 911, and police showed up and shot him in the chest. He died. On August 9, a man named Michael Brown was walking in the street in Ferguson, Missouri, when a police officer stopped him. According to the friend that was with him, Brown put his hands up to show that he was unarmed. The officer shot him in the...
  • The NRA's Top Lawyer Was Once Convicted Of Murder (ZOT!)

    07/30/2014 7:49:34 AM PDT · by PlasticMan · 100 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/29/14 | Pamela Engel
    The National Rifle Association's top lawyer, who has been instrumental in shaping gun policy in the U.S., was once convicted of murdering a woman in Indiana.... Robert J. Dowlut, general counsel for the NRA, reportedly admitted to police in 1963 that he killed his girlfriend's mother. He was 17 years old at the time. Dowlut reportedly led police to the graveyard where he buried the gun and also copped to attempting to rob a pawnshop the same night as the killing. Bullets from the gun Dowlut unearthed at the graveyard matched those found at the site of Anna Marie Yocum's...
  • Standing up to the People of the Gun

    07/28/2014 10:06:36 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 17 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 7/28/14 | Laura Washington LauraSWashington@aol.com
    It’s a picture-perfect summer day, bright sun, sparkling skies. And here I am, stuck waiting for another press conference in another stuffy meeting room. Up front stood a bundle of boys and girls, 25 or so, preschoolers in pigtails, strapping youths sporting football jerseys, assembled at the podium, to pose with the politicians and preachers. What’s wrong with this picture? These kids should be in play lots, parks and backyards. They should not be props at a photo op at a West Side church, waiting for the boring adults to make boring their speeches. Perversely, this is the best place...
  • Jerry Brown signs gun control bill

    07/21/2014 9:20:03 PM PDT · by blueplum · 32 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 18, 2014 1:20pm PST | David Siders
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a gun control measure eliminating an exemption for certain semiautomatic pistols from California’s unsafe handgun law, Brown’s office announced Friday. Assembly Bill 1964, by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento, is designed to limit the exemption for single-shot pistols from the state’s unsafe handgun roster, excluding semiautomatic pistols altered to not fire in semiautomatic mode. :snip: The measure was one of 15 bills Brown announced signing Friday. In another gun measure, Brown signed legislation requiring local courts to notify the Department of Justice more quickly when actions are taken that would result in a person being prohibited...
  • New CNN Host John Walsh Vows to Continue Piers Morgan's War on the NRA

    07/08/2014 8:51:45 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Jul 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Former America's Most Wanted host John Walsh is hosting a new show on CNN on which he vows to keep the push for gun control and the war on the NRA alive. According to The Wrap, Walsh said: I'm the father of a murdered child. I've done nothing but track violence in America since my son was murdered. We have a serious problem with guns in this country... and the NRA solution to arm every grammar-school 80-year-old teacher with a gun is absolutely ludicrous. He claims the NRA has gotten so big and financially powerful through relationships with gun manufacturers...
  • Biden: ‘Tea Baggers’ Preventing New Gun-Control Laws

    07/08/2014 12:47:30 AM PDT · by Innovative · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | July 7, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Vice president Joe Biden has disparaged gun-rights advocates as “tea baggers,” CNN host John Walsh told reporters today. ... ‘They’re all scared sh*tless of the NRA, aren’t they?’” (said John Walsh) “‘John, every one of them,’” the vice president replied, according to Walsh. “‘Because the NRA will run a tea-bagger against you. . . . They’ll put 5 million bucks against you.’”
  • Court orders Chicago to pay NRA’s legal fees

    07/07/2014 1:48:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 7, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    A federal court is ordering the city of Chicago to pay the National Rifle Association nearly $1 million in legal fees.
  • Warren joins Menino push for tougher gun control laws

    01/19/2013 1:33:10 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | Brian MacQuarrie
    Senator Elizabeth Warren joined Mayor Thomas M. Menino on Friday to press for stricter gun control and throw her support behind three Senate bills that are expected to be filed next week in the wake of the massacre in Newtown, Conn. “We owe it to our children to start,” Warren said at a news conference at the Parkman House, the city-owned Beacon Hill residence where Menino is convalescing after a lengthy illness. On Dec. 14, a gunman with an assault rifle and two pistols killed 20 first-graders and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Warren said she will...
  • Sen. Warren says 'system is rigged for powerful interests,' addresses fight to enact new gun control

    11/07/2013 4:25:32 PM PST · by matt04 · 20 replies
    In a speech to be delivered at the National Consumer Law Center's three-day Consumer Rights Litigation Conference starting today in Washington, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., talks about a myriad of issues including the battle to enact federal gun control legislation and the successes of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Warren, who took office a year ago in a pricey Senate race against Republican Scott Brown, reiterates her position in the speech that the system is rigged for corporations and big business. But she ads that with common sense solutions, government can be part of the solution rather than another...
  • Elizabeth Warren rips into GOP, NRA

    03/14/2013 12:03:31 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Elizabeth Warren rips into GOP, NRA By: Patrick Reis March 14, 2013 09:07 AM EDT Sen. Elizabeth Warren planted a liberal flag on Thursday, pushing the government’s right to regulate as she ripped Republicans, the National Rifle Association and anyone else who would stand in its way. In a wide-ranging speech to the Consumer Federation of America, Warren defended federal regulations as essential for safe consumers and a healthy economy. And at a time when “cutting red tape” is a key plank of Republicans’ plan for economic growth, Warren argued that regulations were a success story in America. “It’s thanks...
  • Gun control advocates to deliver 2.5 million postcards to politicians

    06/29/2014 7:17:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 6/28/2014 | Michele Richinick
    Survivors of gun violence and gun control advocates plan to deliver around 2.5 million postcards to elected officials across the country next week to demand political action on the issue. More than 625,000 people signed on to support the postcard campaign, initiated by the pro-gun control groups Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Everytown for Gun Safety in the days following the May 23 shooting near the University of California Santa Barbara. Beginning Monday, the organizations plan to hand-deliver a postcard to each supporter’s U.S. House representative, two U.S. senators and governor – about 2.5 million postcards...
  • Fresh young Alaska candidate challenges (Don) Young (R)

    06/22/2014 7:38:16 AM PDT · by holymoly · 12 replies
    Seward City News ^ | June 21, 2014 | Heidi Zemach
    Before you sigh and repeat the worn old mantra that Alaska’s lone Congressman Don Young, its longest serving republican is unbeatable in this state, don’t discount the potential power of this energetic, smart, savvy young man with considerable Alaska credentials going for him. Forrest Dunbar, a 29-year-old attorney who calls Cordova home, is running as on the democratic ticket to unseat longtime U.S. Rep. Don Young (R) in the November 4th General Election. Dunbar, who has the endorsement of the state’s Democratic Party, introduced himself to local residents at the Resurrect Arts Coffee Shop and Gallery in Seward Thursday, June...
  • How the NRA Rewrote the Second Amendment

    06/21/2014 9:04:11 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 111 replies
    POLITICO Magazine ^ | May 19, 2014 | Michael Waldman
    How the NRA Rewrote the Second Amendment The Founders never intended to create an unregulated individual right to a gun. Today, millions believe they did. Here’s how it happened. By MICHAEL WALDMAN May 19, 2014 "A fraud on the American public.” That’s how former Chief Justice Warren Burger described the idea that the Second Amendment gives an unfettered individual right to a gun. When he spoke these words to PBS in 1990, the rock-ribbed conservative appointed by Richard Nixon was expressing the longtime consensus of historians and judges across the political spectrum. Twenty-five years later, Burger’s view seems as quaint...
  • Sixteen Republican Senators Vote For Cloture On Gun Control Bill (Lamar Alexander, AYE!)

    06/17/2014 1:32:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 4/11/13
    Remember these sixteen names when they run for office again. The sixteen Republicans who voted to proceed were Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), Susan Collins (Maine). Bob Corker (Tenn.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Dean Heller (Nev.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), John McCain (Ariz.), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.). List courtesy The Hill.com. As reported by RedState yesterday, this bill would allow doctors to add a person’s name to the national database currently used for background checks, and list them as...
  • Bookworm’s 5-Point Gun Manifesto; or why I believe in gun rights

    06/16/2014 7:45:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 6-15-2014 | Bookworm
    I. INTRODUCTIONGod forgive me, but I used to be so anti-gun that I donated to The Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence. I know. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. Since that time, I’ve done a complete 180 and become a fervent gun supporter and a proud member of the NRA.This change did not come about because I suddenly became a psychopathic killer, with guns as my weapon of choice. I do kill (spiders, fleas, and ticks) and I do eat dead bodies (cows, pigs, chicken, and fish), but I’m scarcely Hannibal Lecter.Instead, my reversal on guns came about...
  • Minority Gun Owners Face Balancing Act, Weighing Isolation and Stigma of Violence

    06/15/2014 5:08:28 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 14, 2012 | TANZINA VEGA
    INDIANAPOLIS — Standing in a small booth surrounded by displays for rifles, pistols, holsters and other firearm accouterments, the Rev. Kenn Blanchard signed copies of his book “Black Man With a Gun: Reloaded.” Amid the sea of thousands of white faces that descended on this city for the National Rifle Association convention in late April, Mr. Blanchard, an N.R.A. member since 1991, offered his reasoning for why he was one of the few black visitors. “We still culturally have a fear that we’re going to be that lone guy out, and you don’t want to be the lone guy out,”...
  • The 'Weird' And 'Scary' Open-Carry Movement

    06/11/2014 4:34:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2014 | Jacob Sullum
    Are people who assert their Second Amendment rights by bringing rifles and shotguns into stores and restaurants "weird" and "scary?" At least one staff member at the National Rifle Association (NRA) thought so, and he expressed that view in an online commentary that the organization felt compelled to retract last week after it caused an uproar among gun-rights advocates. To some extent, the episode reflects divisions among Second Amendment activists, many of whom view the NRA, despite its reputation for adamantly resisting gun control, as insufficiently zealous. But the brouhaha also highlights a shift in American attitudes regarding the public...
  • Ignore NRA fantasy world: Good guy with pepper spray stops bad guy with gun

    06/06/2014 5:43:55 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 61 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 06-06-2014 | Yael T. Abouhalkah
    The gun lovers who preach that arming American citizens to stop even more violence always ignore the fact that Wayne LaPierre was wrong. “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” LaPierre, the National Rifle Association’s executive vice president, infamously said after a gunman in 2012 killed 20 schoolchildren and six adults in Newtown, Conn. Yet looked what happened Thursday. According to police, a student building monitor named Jon Meis used pepper spray to subdue a shooter who had already killed one student and wounded a couple others at Seattle...
  • Unnamed NRA Writer Pulls a Zumbo

    06/04/2014 10:35:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 June,2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On May 30th, in a 1400+ word essay, an unnamed NRA-ILA writer ignited a firestorm against Second Amendment supporters in the opposition media.  In a few badly chosen words near the end of the essay, the unnamed staffer gave the opposition priceless ammunition to smear open carriers.    This should be a lesson to everyone to choose their words carefully.   I do not know if editorial control was exercised.   It is clear that the word choices were emotionally loaded and welcomed by those who desire a disarmed population. In other words, the unnamed writer pulled a Zumbo. Here are the...
  • Media feeding frenzy over open carry guns in restaurants much ado about nothing

    06/03/2014 8:03:55 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 03, 2014 | john Lott
    The NRA’s strong statement reprimanding a few people for carrying long guns into restaurants was bound to get media attention. Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action and much of the media quickly jumped in and described various restaurants as “asking customers to leave their guns at home.” But their assertions couldn’t be more misleading. The headline at USA Today saying “No Guns Inside” or at MSNBC and Huffington Post saying “No-Gun Policies” are simply wrong. A big deal has been made of Starbucks, Jack in the Box, Chipotle, Wendy's, Applebee's, Chili’s and Sonic’s supposed bans on guns, with Bloomberg’s groups declaring “victory.”...
  • NRA says Open Carry Texas demonstrations 'downright scary'

    06/03/2014 5:12:35 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 34 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 6/3/2014 | Foxnews
    The National Rifle Association has issued a strongly-worded criticism of a fellow gun rights group, calling its practice of so-called "open carry" demonstrations "downright scary." The criticisms of Open Carry Texas were noted in an unsigned post published Friday on the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action page. Open Carry Texas members have become known for gathering in public places, mostly notably restaurants, carrying large, high-powered rifles. Most recently, Sonic, Chipotle, and Chili's joined Starbucks, Wendy's, Jack in the Box, and Applebee's in banning firearms from their premises after protests by Open Carry Texas. "Let’s not mince words," the post on...
  • Fearing Rising Backlash, NRA Urges Gun Activists to Stand Down

    06/02/2014 8:27:47 AM PDT · by windcliff · 51 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 6-2-14 | Mark Fullman
    The last couple of months have been rough for proponents of open-carry gun laws. No fewer than seven restaurant chains have taken a stand against firearms being brought to their businesses, after activists in Texas conducted provocative demonstrations in which they toted semi-automatic rifles into various eateries. Texas law allows rifles (though not handguns) to be carried on display in public, but some patrons and employees were unnerved and angered by the demonstrations, and a national group advocating for reforms, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, pressured the companies using social media campaigns. After Mother Jones published videos...
  • Salon: Santa Barbara Shooting Victim's Father 'Should Scare the S#*+ out of the NRA'

    05/29/2014 11:20:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Breitbart's California ^ | May 29, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On May 29, Salon magazine published a profile piece on Richard Martinez, father of Christopher Michael-Martinez, asserting that the elder Martinez "should scare the s#*+ out of the NRA." Martinez's son was among the three persons Elliot Rodger shot to death on May 23, after savagely stabbing three persons to death earlier in the evening. On May 24, Martinez blamed his son's death on "craven, irresponsible politicians and the NRA." And according to Salon, the NRA has "finally" met its match and "Martinez should have them shaking" because he offers "a direct rebuttal to the LaPierres and Palins in this...
  • California's Strictest Gun Laws Didn't Stop ElliotRodger

    05/28/2014 9:48:11 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 28,2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Guns: The Santa Barbara shooter had legally purchased and registered firearms, and passed prior questioning by the police who saw no danger to himself or others. More gun laws won't stop the next such shooter, either. It is eerie how the mental health of the shooter consistently seems to emerge as a key factor in mass shootings such as the rampage by Elliot Rodger, who killed six and wounded 13 on Friday. The shooter had been in therapy since age 8 and police had been warned by his parents to check him out. Yet few liberals cry for tougher mental...
  • CNN GUN POLL (NEED FREEPING)

    05/28/2014 9:38:00 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 113 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/28/14 | CNN
    Does the United States need stricter gun control laws? POLL IS LOCATED BOTTOM RIGHT VOTE NO
  • Your dead kids don't trump my constitutional rights': Right-wing icon Joe the Plumber...

    05/27/2014 7:35:08 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/26/14 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    ...writes outrageous open letter to families of UCSB shooting victims Political mascot-turned-gun-advocate Samuel 'Joe the Plumber' Wurzelbacher wrote an open letter to grieving parents who lost their children to mass-murderer Elliot Rodger 'As harsh as this sounds,' he insisted on a conservative blog, 'your dead kids don't trump my Constitutional rights' to own guns Wurzelbacher was responding to Richard Martinez, who blamed his son's death on the NRA and 'craven, irresponsible politicians' He became a GOP sensation in 2008 when candidate Barack Obama told him at a campaign event that 'when you spread the wealth around' with taxes, 'it's good...