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  • 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 · 43 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...
  • I have a MAJOR announcement to share with y’all…

    05/21/2016 12:36:34 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 67 replies
    Written by Allen West on May 21, 2016 : on this day I am honored to say I have been elected for a three-year term to the NRA Board of Directors.
  • Trump Scores NRA Backing And Attacks 'Heartless Hillary'

    05/21/2016 4:19:53 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 9 replies
    politico.com ^ | 05/20/16
    Dubbing her "Heartless Hillary" Clinton, Trump and the NRA’s leaders cast the 2016 election in stark terms as a referendum on the likely Democratic nominee that carries long-lasting implications for gun enthusiasts nationwide. “The Second Amendment is on the ballot in November,” Trump told the more than 7,000 NRA members who paid to attend his speech, roughly 10 percent of the 70,000 activists in town for the group’s annual meeting. “I will never let you down. I will protect our Second Amendment. I will protect our country.” Showcasing his knack for nicknames and speaking in his characteristic vernacular, Trump drew...
  • NRA is now almost entirely a pro-Republican group, spending more money than ever(T)

    05/21/2016 8:56:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 5/19/2016 | Mike Spies Sarah Ryley
    For four decades, the National Rifle Association has pumped millions of dollars into federal elections, supporting both Republican and Democratic candidates who voted in accordance with the gun group’s strict view of the Second Amendment. That era is over. During the last federal election cycle, in 2014, the gun group’s spending on behalf of Democrats dwindled to virtually nothing, even as its overall election-related spending soared to more than $32 million, an analysis by the Daily News and The Trace found.
  • NRA, Trump: Clinton would abolish 2nd Amendment, gun rights

    05/21/2016 3:52:38 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 17 replies
    WAVE 3 News- Louisville ^ | May 20, 2016 | GORDON BOYD
    The National Rifle Association may be a nation unto itself in its commitment to the right to bear arms. The number of members attending its annual convention here is larger than the combined populations of Jeffersonville and Clarksville, Ind.; more than 70,000. But the message its leadership delivered by endorsing Donald Trump, and by hosting his second Louisville visit, is aimed at the more than 5 million members who stayed home. "This election is about the soul of the country, and the Second Amendment," said Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. "If your preferred candidate...
  • Wayne LaPierre, Chris Cox & Donald Trump: 2016 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum

    05/20/2016 6:03:23 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 20, 2016 | NRA-Cox, LePierre, & Trump
    One hour video: Highlights from the first 10 minutes include Chris Cox's hilarious but poignant assessment of Hillary Clinton’s remarks regarding the 2nd Amendment. Cox leads the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, which is the NRA lobbying arm. Cox: “Friends, let me say this: Hillary Clinton has a legitimate chance to be the next president, as long as people like us stay home. Sit on the sidelines” and “You know what? We’re giving her reason for optimism these days. She looks at all the discord and division and starts shopping online for ‘His and Hers’ twin beds for the White...
  • Trump: 'Heartless Hillary' Wants Single Moms 'To Be Defenseless'

    05/20/2016 3:33:25 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 86 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 5/20/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump locked, loaded and fired away at Hillary Clinton on Friday at the National Rifle Association's annual gathering in Louisville, Ky. Trump, who seemed surprised to receive the major gun lobby's endorsement minutes before he took the stage, spent most of his speech blasting the Democratic front-runner's aggressive push for gun control and accusing her of wanting to leave Americans "defenseless." "Hillary wants to disarm vulnerable Americans in high-crime neighborhoods. Whether it's a young, single mom in Florida or a grandmother in Ohio, Hillary wants them to be defenseless," the billionaire told thousands of gun...
  • Trump wins NRA endorsement, blasts Clinton on gun stance at forum

    05/20/2016 4:26:09 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 20 May 2016
    The National Rifle Association threw its weight Friday behind Donald Trump, as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee personally assured the group’s members he would protect Second Amendment rights if elected – and claimed that likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton would threaten them. The billionaire businessman and leaders of the nation’s powerful gun lobby joined forces as they amplified warnings that the Supreme Court vacancy only raises the stakes for gun owners in this election. Trump, speaking to the NRA-ILA (Institute for Legislative Action) forum in Louisville, Ky., even challenged Clinton on Friday to release a list of her potential Supreme...
  • Donald Trump Tells N.R.A. Hillary Clinton Wants to Let Violent Criminals Go Free

    05/20/2016 2:20:09 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    NYTimes ^ | ASHLEY PARKER
    Donald J. Trump called on Friday for an end to gun-free zones in the United States and accused Hillary Clinton of seeking to let violent criminals out of prison, putting law-abiding citizens at risk, as he accepted the endorsement of the National Rifle Association at its annual convention. Mr. Trump said that the November election would be a referendum on the Second Amendment and asserted that Mrs. Clinton, his likely Democratic opponent, wanted to abolish the right to bear arms. “Crooked Hillary Clinton is the most anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment candidate ever to run for office,” he said at the N.R.A.’s...
  • NRA Endorses Donald Trump for President

    05/20/2016 12:09:55 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 20, 2016 | JOHN SANTUCCI and Meghan Keneally
    The National Rifle Association has endorsed Donald Trump for president at today's convention. Chris Cox, the executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action, made the endorsement immediately before Trump walked on stage. "Now is the time to unite. If your preferred candidate dropped out of the race, it's time to get over it," Cox said earlier in his remarks. The news of the endorsement came shortly before Trump addressed the group at their convention in Kentucky. How Donald Trump's Views on Guns Shifted Over Time Trump talked about "crooked Hillary" and said that Clinton is "anti-gun," claiming that...
  • NRA to Endorse Donald Trump for President

    05/20/2016 11:31:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 20, 2016 | John Santucci and Meghan Keneally
    The National Rifle Association plans to endorse Trump at its convention today, sources told ABC News. News of the endorsement comes shortly before Trump addresses group members at their convention in Kentucky.
  • Donald Trump Will Hurt Gun Sales / Vanity

    05/20/2016 7:55:19 AM PDT · by chopperman · 42 replies
    Vanity
    The best thing that helps gun sales is when a Democrat gets elected. This is especially so since the gun grabbers have taken over their party. When the NRA chooses to endorse Trump, they will be sending the Dems a message. That message is that the NRA does not represent the OEMs as the Dems claim. They'll be exposing that lie far and wide. The fears of the populace against an overbearing central government will actually cause a decline in sales.
  • LIVE: Trump Gets NRA Endorsement @ NRA-ILA Leadership forum 5/20/2016 1-5pm EDT (on FNC)

    05/20/2016 6:11:13 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 569 replies
    Friday, May 20, 2016: Donald Trump will deliver remarks at the National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action’s (NRA-ILA) Leadership Forum in Louisville, KY. There will be several speakers attending the forum listed below. Full coverage of the event from 1:00-5:00 PM EDT via the NRA. I'm not sure when Trump is scheduled to speak, but we will post as soon as we know.
  • Donald Trump Looks to NRA for a Boost

    05/20/2016 4:24:46 AM PDT · by euram · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 19 May 2016 | Beth Reinhard
    He will address a convention on Friday hosted by the political arm of the National Rifle Association, expected to draw tens of thousands of people to Louisville, Ky.
  • Why the Second Amendment is under attack this week

    05/16/2016 10:09:54 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 29 replies
    Examiner ^ | May 16, 2016 | Dave Workman
    It’s a tradition as old as yellow journalism, “Bash the Second Amendment” week, and it was off to a vigorous start with last night’s debut of “Under the Gun,” touted as a “documentary” hosted by Katie Couric and broadcast on Epix. The press seems to relish in doing gun control stories in the week leading up to the annual convention of the National Rifle Association. The NRA gathers this coming weekend in Louisville, and in addition to the Couric program, there’s an anti-gun opinion piece in today’s Seattle Times from Jerry Large, and another column in today’s Daily Californian that...
  • NRA Launches Website to Protect Nevadans’ Freedoms

    05/12/2016 9:51:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 5/11/2016 | uniknown
    The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action is launching an informational website to stop the Californication of Nevadans’ gun rights. The VoteNoQuestion1 website exposes the truth about how a universal background check would criminalize the commonplace activities of many Nevada gun owners. “The law-abiding gun owners of Nevada need to know that Question 1 would cost them their money and their freedom. It could even criminalize many of their commonplace activities,” said Catherine Mortensen, NRA Spokesperson. “This ballot initiative was bought and paid for by outside gun control groups bent on the Californication of Nevada. Armed with the facts,...
  • Gun rights advocates say Donald Trump is their candidate for the White House

    05/08/2016 9:58:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 8, 2016 | David Sherfinski
    Donald Trump heads this month to the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Kentucky riding a wave of strong support from the country’s gun owners, who say he’s just what they’re looking for in November. While pro-lifers, tax-cutters and others in the conservative coalition are struggling with Mr. Trump as the likely GOP presidential nominee, gun-rights leaders say there’s no hurdle for them. “I have not seen anything on the issue of guns that’s caused me to hesitate with him,” said Philip Van Cleave, president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League. “He seems to be the real deal on guns,”...
  • OK: “Constitutional” Permitless Open Carry Almost to Governor

    05/06/2016 6:05:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Oklahoma legislature has passed HB 3098, the bill to restore permitless open carry to Oklahoma.  The bill passed the House  73 to 15, and the Senate 37 to 9.  Unless it is stopped in conference committee, it will be sent to Governor Mary Fallin.  Two years ago, in 2014,Governor Fallin, (R) Oklahoma, vetoed a number of bills in what has been described as a “tantrum” on the 29th of April. The legislature overrode one of the bills.  It is unclear if Governor Fallin would veto HB 3098, which passed with veto proof majorities.  I have read the bill,...
  • Repairing Oklahoman's Right to Arms

    05/06/2016 5:57:45 AM PDT · by profdeming · 2 replies
    Oklahoman ^ | Michael O'Shea
    Because Oklahoma is considered gun friendly, it may be surprising to learn that the Oklahoma Constitution today gives virtually no protection to the right to keep and bear arms. Since our state constitution was adopted in 1907, the courts have weakened its gun rights amendment by ruling that our right to arms is not about personal defense; that it does not protect common self-defense weapons; and that the state can make it illegal to carry a handgun in your own backyard. Shockingly, an early Oklahoma court even stated that it would not violate the state constitution to ban handguns entirely.
  • Why the NRA hates smart guns

    05/03/2016 6:24:34 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 37 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | Apr 30, 2016 | Jon Stokes
    With yet another push from President Obama to revive initiatives to develop “smart gun” technology, it looks like it’s time to revisit the issue once again. The most common question I got in response to my previous piece on the many problems with smart guns is, “even if you’re correct that smart guns are a bad idea, why is the NRA so opposed to letting the market even try to get it right?” The NRA’s official position is that they don’t care one way or the other about smart gun tech, and that the market should decide, but we all...
  • Harriet Tubman Was A Gun-Toting Republican

    04/22/2016 3:19:19 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    There are some knee-jerk reactions to the seemingly "political correctness run amok" move to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, replacing President Andrew Jackson. But the replacing of the slave-owning founder of the Democratic Party with a gun-toting black Republican may spark a political debate worth having and unearth historical truths worth learning. As PJ Media described the announcement: The first woman on United States bank notes will be the famous abolitionist and Republican Harriet Tubman, Politico reported Wednesday. She will give the boot to the nation's sixth president and a major figure in the Democratic Party, Andrew Jackson,...
  • Hillary Surrogate: Bernie Sanders a 'Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of the NRA'

    04/13/2016 4:53:52 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Bernie Sanders is a subsidiary of the NRA, they really should spin him off. . . On today's MTP Daily, Hillary surrogate Hakeem Jeffries, a NYC congressman and Hillary surrogate, claimed that "Senator Bernie Sanders has effectively functioned as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Rifle association for the entirety of his career." Really? Let's go to the scorecard. Sanders current NRA rating is a subterranean D-. Since 1992, he has racked up four Fs. His highest score was a C-. Kudos to Chuck Todd for reacting with incredulity: "can you really refer to him as a wholly-owned subsidiary...
  • Open Carry at the NRA Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky

    03/31/2016 3:32:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 31 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The NRA annual meeting is fast approaching.  This year it will be in Louiseville, Kentucky, starting on May 20th, 2016.  My colleague, Liston Matthews has inquired and has determined that lawfully carried firearms will be permitted in the Kentucky Exposition Center.  The NRA quite properly requires that attendees follow the law regarding carry in Kentucky.  Here is an explanation of the open carry law From handgunlaw.us(pdf): Open Carry (Without a Valid Permit/License) Open Carry is legal in Kentucky. Not all places listed in the “Places Off Limits” apply to those who are Open Carrying. It is up to you...
  • NRA ad -- hero talks about Benghazi

    03/29/2016 3:58:24 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies
    nra ^ | 2-2016
    click the link
  • Standing Guard | Hillary’s War On Liberty, The NRA And The Second Amendment

    03/29/2016 2:25:12 PM PDT · by PROCON · 8 replies
    americas1stfreedom.org ^ | March 29, 2016 | Wayne LaPierre, NRA Executive Vice President and CEO
    This feature appears in the April ’16 issue of NRA America’s 1st Freedom, one of the official journals of the National Rifle Association. In an attack that is unprecedented in our lifetimes, the destruction of the Second Amendment-protected rights of all Americans has emerged as the centerpiece of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. If elected, she vows to make the Obama administration’s illegal, all-out war on our values and liberty look like amateur night. Embracing the kind of mass confiscations that disarmed Australians in the 1990s, Hillary intends to take down the NRA, calling us her number one “enemy.” Politico summed...
  • Hansel and Gretel pack heat in the NRA's reimagined fairy tales

    03/27/2016 11:44:18 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    AOL ^ | 3/26/16
    Remember when your mom used to read you the classic about the wolf and the shotgun-toting grandma? No? Well, the National Rifle Association teamed up with a conservative author to make that fairy tale happen. New gun-friendly twists on old favorites are published on the NRA's family-oriented sister site NRA Family. The group said the new stories are part of an attempt to make sure children learn how to use firearms responsibly. An editor's note on the site adds, "Have you ever wondered what those same fairy tales might sound like if the hapless Red Riding Hoods, Hansels and Gretels...
  • NRA rewrites classic fairytales to feature guns

    03/25/2016 4:05:07 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 19 replies
    upi ^ | March 25, 2016 | Daniel Uria
    NEW YORK, - The National Rifle Association has rewritten a pair of classic children's stories for its NRA Family website to include guns. The stories, which include "Little Red Riding Hood (Has a Gun)" and the more recent "Hansel and Gretel (Have Guns)", were written by blogger and children's author Amelia Hamilton. An editor's note on the first installment in the series explains the premise, pointing out the grim and potentially unsettling nature of children's stories and questioning how the situations would be altered by a knowledge of firearms. "Have you ever wondered what those same fairy tales might sound...
  • NRA Freedom's Safest Place - You Haven't Met America; Charlie Daniels

    03/22/2016 6:10:58 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 7 replies
    NRA Youtube ^ | March 22, 2016 | NRA
    Video only!
  • The Supreme Court Just Smacked Down A Terrible Anti-Gun Ruling

    03/22/2016 3:20:41 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 61 replies
    Federalist, the ^ | 22 March 2016
    The U.S. Supreme Court vacated a ruling that criminalized stun guns by excluding them from Second Amendment protections. In 2011, a Massachusetts woman, Jaime Caetano, was arrested for carrying a stun gun in her purse to protect herself from her abusive ex-boyfriend. A judge at the time ruled that Caetano’s decision to carry a stun gun was illegal because the Second Amendment right to bear arms only applies to the types of weapons commonly used at the time the amendment was ratified. Last year, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts upheld Caetano’s criminal conviction, saying that a stun gun “is...
  • Republican Majority Leader McConnell: NRA has veto power over Supreme Court nominees

    03/21/2016 9:32:51 AM PDT · by RC one · 12 replies
    the Moderate Voice ^ | Mar 20 | JOE GANDELMAN, Editor-In-Chief Website
    What’s fascinating about 21 centuray American politics is how many norms and “given’s” are being stripped away on a regular basis, how perfunctory these stories are treated by the media, and how accepted it is if a party or political figure discards longstanding principles of how our government has long functioned. The change then suddenly becomes the new norm, with little resistance (which suggests American democracy in general is fragile). It is indeed unprecedented that a political party would not even MEET and put up to a vote (where they could vote down) the nominee of a President because it’s...
  • Why is this Anti-Gun, “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” Candidate still Running for President?

    03/18/2016 8:45:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | March 18, 2016 | Guest Columnist
    Tim Macy, Chairman of Gun Owners of America, wrote an open letter to Second Amendment supporters exposing Republican presidential candidate John Kasich’s real anti-gun agenda.Labeling Kasich the “wolf in sheep’s clothing” still in the presidential race, Macy points to Kasich’s close relationship with Leftist, Communist, billionaire George Soros. In fact, the Soros Fund Management is one of John Kasich’s top financial contributors.“This can hardly be a surprise,” Macy writes. His full letter can be read here. An abbreviated version is below.Kasich and Soros share two important traits: (1) their desire to mess up the Republican selection process for devious motives,...
  • Ted Cruz May Have Just Stepped into a Fight That Is Dividing NRA Members (Norquist)

    03/18/2016 2:11:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Trace ^ | March 18, 2016 | Mike Spies
    His newest foreign policy advisor, Frank Gaffney, is a key player in the effort to remove Grover Norquist from the organization's board. Ted Cruz named Frank Gaffney his foreign policy advisor on Thursday, a move that threatens to involve the Republican presidential contender in a contentious fight to get the party's most prominent anti-tax advocate kicked off the National Rifle Association's board. Gaffney once worked for President Ronald Reagan's Department of Defense and now runs the Center for Security Policy, a hyper-conservative think tank that promulgates theories about a Muslim Brotherhood conspiracy to infiltrate the U.S. government. The Southern Poverty...
  • More GOP Senators Say They Are Willing to Meet with Obama SCOTUS Nominee

    03/17/2016 5:24:12 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/16/16 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Several more GOP senators say they are willing to meet with President Barack Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court seat left open by the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia. As Breitbart News reported earlier, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) 33%, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) 45%, and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)14% said they would be willing to meet with Judge Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. "Judge Garland is a capable and accomplished jurist," Collins said in a statement. "The White House has requested that I meet with him, and I look forward to doing so, as has...
  • Merrick Garland has ‘very liberal view of gun rights’(translation: You have no rights)

    03/17/2016 5:58:57 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 9 replies
    wash times ^ | 3/16/16 | David Sherfinski and Dave Boyer
    President Obama tried to tap a moderate to fill the seat of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, but he ended up picking a fight with powerful Second Amendment groups that say Judge Merrick Garland has shown antipathy toward gun rights. In one 2000 case, Judge Garland, who sits on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, upheld a Clinton administration effort to store gun-buyers’ records. Later in the decade, he joined other judges in a failed bid to reconsider the landmark case that would eventually establish the Second Amendment’s protection of a personal right...
  • The Senate Should Not Act on President Obama’s Supreme Court Nomination

    03/17/2016 8:22:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/17/2016 | The Editors
    With the selection of Merrick Garland, President Obama has exercised his constitutional power to nominate a justice to the Supreme Court. The Senate should now exercise its constitutional power not to act on that nominee. Garland’s record as a Clinton-appointed member of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals since 1997, and as its chief judge since 2013, offers no reason to believe that his addition to the Court would provide anything other than a reliable fifth vote to the Court’s liberal bloc. In 2002, dissenting from a ruling striking down the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Haze Rule,” he sought to expand...
  • NRA, NYT agree: Garland will produce most liberal Supreme Court in decades

    03/17/2016 8:39:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/17/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    How many times can one remember where the National Rifle Association and the New York Times agree on an issue? One count them on the fingers of one hand, and have a few left over. However, when it comes to Barack Obama’s pick to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, an unexpected synchronicity occurs … of sorts, anyway.The NRA’s legislative arm accused Obama of showing “utter contempt for the Second Amendment and law-abiding gun owners” with the nomination of Merrick Garland: “With Justice Scalia’s tragic passing, there is no longer a majority of support among the justices for...
  • Obama SCOTUS Pick Is Anti-Gun Zealot

    03/17/2016 8:11:45 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 17, 2016 | Danirl John Sobieski
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz warns as part of his stump speech that we are one Supreme Court Justice away from losing our Second Amendment Right to keep and bear arms. On Wednesday, President Obama nominated for the Supreme Court vacancy created by the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia just such an individual -- Judge Merrick Garland, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbis, a Bill Clinton appointee.
  • John Kasich Touts Voting for Assault Weapons Ban on The View

    03/13/2016 5:51:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 67 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/7/15 | The View
    John Kasich Touts Voting for Assault Weapons Ban on The View Video at link
  • Video: The Kids that Didn't Pick up the Gun were Those who Had Legal Guns in Their Home

    03/10/2016 5:47:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
     Link to video  This video shows the value of the familiarization with guns and basic gun safety training, such as the Eddie Eagle NRA program.  You have to go to the very last part of the video to see the important result.  There are eight children.  Of the eight, two of the children are from homes that have legal firearms.  Those children have been familiarized with guns and taught not to play with them.  From the video: "There were only 2 kids that did not pick up the gun [...] They are the kids who have guns in their...
  • Demand for More Evidence Only Helps NRA Ignore Amnesty Danger to Gun Rights

    03/06/2016 7:55:43 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | March 2, 2016 | David Codrea
    Who thinks Hillary wants to do this because she thinks they’ll be gun-loving Republicans? Harold Hutchison, consulting senior editor for “Soldier of Fortune” magazine, opposes the recall of Grover Norquist from the NRA Board of Directors. That’s surprising, but speaks well for the magazine’s publisher encouraging independent thought, as Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown, himself an NRA Director, recently came out for the recall. In making his case, Hutchison challenges some claims I’ve made regarding why I believe Norquist’s immigration position and a “pathway to citizenship” for MILLIONS of foreign nationals will overwhelmingly favor Democrats and anti-gunners. (SNIP) PewHispanic.org: “82%...
  • Wayne LaPierre Blasts Lying Media, Anti-Liberty Democrats At CPAC

    03/05/2016 12:46:38 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 4 March, 2016 | Bob Owens
    Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association blasted the serial lying of the mainstream media and the duplicitous nature of the anti-liberty Democrat Party in a speech in front of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) yesterday. Wayne LaPierre, chief executive of the powerful gun rights lobby group, launched a scathing attack on Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and the media, claiming that the NRA has helped protect millions of children by advocating armed guards at schools. Clinton "has been clear about one thing - she hates the second amendment", LaPierre told the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) near Washington. "She...