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  • Watch: Hillary Likens NRA To "Iranians And Communists"

    10/08/2015 8:19:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday in Iowa, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton compared the staunch Second Amendment advocacy of the National Rifle Association (NRA) to “the Iranians and Communists.”
  • Jerry Rivers....a real piece of work *vanity*

    10/06/2015 10:54:18 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 8 replies
    10-06-2015 | Me
    Watching the Hannity replay right now and Hannity had Sheriff Clark and Jerry Rivers on in the segment. HAD TO LMAO at two things Jerry said. "I'm not a liberal" and "I'm a member of the NRA!"
  • Hillary To Gun Owners:Take Back The Second Amendment From NRA Extremists

    10/05/2015 1:20:27 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 55 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday at a Town Hall in Manchester, NH, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton urged “responsible gun owners,” to form a new gun rights advocacy group, separate from the National Rifle Association (NRA) to “take back the Second Amendment from these extremists.”
  • Trump: Armed teachers could have stopped Oregon massacre

    10/04/2015 8:14:44 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 113 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 4 2015 | Eugene Scott
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump said Saturday that had teachers been armed at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, the deadly shooting there this week would not have been as tragic. Trump has previously cited mental health issues, not guns, as the biggest cause of shootings in the U.S. But his comments on Saturday are his most extensive and emotionally charged about firearms since he launched his campaign in June, as he spoke about his personal gun ownership and elicited his biggest applause of the afternoon in discussing gun rights. "By the way, it was a gun-free zone," he said at a...
  • The Left's Most Beloved Boogeyman: The NRA

    10/05/2015 8:24:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 10/2/2015 | Dan Joseph
    The NRA is probably the far-left's most beloved boogeyman. Any time there is a tragedy involving a firearm, liberals from the top down are quick to blame the NRA and even insinuate that the organization is gleeful that people have died. Unsurprisingly, the left seems completely flummoxed as to why the NRA and other Second Amendment supporters oppose some gun laws that have been floated by liberals in the past few years, despite these laws having the support of a majority of Americans.
  • How Hillary Plans to Tackle Gun Control [secret service protected for 38 years and counting]

    10/05/2015 4:30:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 5, 2015 | Liz Kreutz
    "... Clinton’s plan, her campaign said, will continue calls for universal background checks and for the ban of military-style assault weapons from the streets. In addition, it will call for a crackdown on the sale of guns on the Internet and at gun shows -- something Clinton will say she will even take executive action to do -- in order to ensure that all gun sellers are held to the same standards as gun stores. It will also push for legislation to prevent gun sales from going through without completed background checks (something currently dubbed a "Charleston Loophole"), and for...
  • New York Daily News: State Dept Must Designate the NRA a Terrorist Organization

    10/04/2015 5:18:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 72 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/4/15 | AWR Hawkins
    On October 3–two days after a gunman killed 10 at the gun free facilities on the Umpqua Community College campus–the New York Daily News called for the U.S. State Department to designate the National Rifle Association (NRA) a “terrorist organization.”They based this request on their belief that national security faces a greater threat from armed citizens than from “foreign terrorists,” and they singled out the NRA as the bulwark preserving citizens’ right to keep and bear arms. They suggested, “The NRA should take its rightful place on the State Department list of terrorist organizations, because its influence is more of...
  • Columnist: NRA should be placed on State Department's list of terrorist organizations

    10/04/2015 3:59:14 PM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Oct. 4, 2015 | Rick Moran
    Linda Stasi, a columnist for the New York Daily News, has a unique proposal to share with her readers. She thinks the NRA should be listed on the State Department terrorist list because they are responsible for thousands of gun deaths over the last few years. Sheesh.One terrorist group is responsible for more civilian deaths since December 2012 (the Sandy Hook massacre) than Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Hamas and the Taliban. Yet it is the only nearly-state sponsored terrorist group that is not listed by the U.S. State Department as such. It is the National Rifle Association and for...
  • Trump says he has license to carry: 'Somebody attacks me, they’re gonna be shocked'

    10/04/2015 10:54:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 71 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/4/15 | Dylan Stableford
    Donald Trump continues to court Second Amendment supporters in the wake of last week’s deadly shooting in Oregon, suggesting the teachers at Umpqua Community College should have been armed — just like he is. “Let me tell you, if you had a couple teachers with guns in that room, you would have been a hell of a lot better off,” Trump said at a rally in Franklin, Tenn., on Saturday. “This is about self-defense, plain and simple.” “In fact, I have a license to carry in New York — can you believe that? Nobody knows that,” Trump continued. “Somebody attacks...
  • Why Obama Is Powerless To Reform Gun Laws (Its The 2nd Amendment, Stupid Alert)

    10/03/2015 7:55:49 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/03/2015 | Anthony Zurcher
    And those victorious Republican candidates are selected in primaries where the financial support of deep-pocketed pro-gun lobbying groups like the National Rifle Association can prove decisive and the voters who turn out are the kind of conservatives who don't take kindly to a candidate in favour of greater restrictions on gun ownership. It's a political environment where Republican officeholders face grassroot challenges if they're deemed insufficiently conservative but never if they're not moderate enough. Congress isn't just against high-profile gun regulation - even measures supported by a large majority of the American people - it also prohibits federal efforts to...
  • This Guy May Have Won The Internet by Shutting Down Anti-Gun, Pro-Abortion Lefty with Just One Tweet

    10/03/2015 6:44:31 PM PDT · by SZonian · 60 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | October 3, 2015 | Kyle Becker
    This one’s gonna burn a little, so might want to rub some salve in it if you’re not a pro-life person. Michael Deppisch spotted a tweet by Sarah Marian Seltzer, who was upset with the NRA about the UCC shooting. What Deppisch wrote had her retaliating with the best three-word response she could think of: “GFY.” [Explicit language follows*]
  • Celebrities Blame NRA, Capitalism And ‘Gun Nuts’ For The Shooting In Oregon

    10/02/2015 8:20:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 58 replies ^ | 10/1/2015 | David Hookstead
    Before the details of the horrific shooting at an Oregon community college had even been released, celebrities took to Twitter to blame the NRA, capitalism, and gun owners for the carnage. "What we're seeing with gun violence in America is the logical conclusion of unrestricted capitalism." chris kluwe
  • Most murders in the US committed by Obama supporters (vanity).

    10/02/2015 8:13:00 AM PDT · by Fido969 · 36 replies
    vanity | today | me
    Just saying.
  • NFL Network’s Albert Breer says Americans have “blown” their “right” to own guns

    10/01/2015 10:40:30 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 78 replies
    Pro Football Page ^ | 10.1.2015 | Jason LaCanschizzle
    A propagandist will be a propagandist. I guess. Taking a break from being a shill for the NFL and Roger Goodell, the NFL Network's Albert Breer decided to become a propagandist for gun grabbing liberals and the Obama administration. Mentioning a Peter King anti gun rant (hey it's what leftist sports journalists do), Breer tweeted: I'd say 141 school shootings is evidence that the American public has blown its right to bear arms.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 2, 2015 There's an old saying: Know your audience. And let's just say that the mostly male NFL fan base is not...
  • Shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore.

    10/01/2015 11:07:11 AM PDT · by halo66 · 916 replies
    Not sure what the situation is...
  • More Than 50 People Shot for the Second Weekend in a Row in Chicago

    09/30/2015 10:09:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 29, 2015 | Trace William Cowen
    Four people were killed and 52 wounded during shootings across Chicago over the weekend. After multiple weekends in a row of increased violence in the city, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is urging a fresh and more proactive approach to gun control. [Snip] At least 2,300 people have been shot in Chicago this year alone, according to the Chicago Tribune. According to their analysis, that's roughly 400 more incidents than during the same period in 2014.
  • Anti-Gun Advocate Reimagines Dana Loesch’s NRA Ad With Shocking, Sick Ending — but He Surely Didn’t

    09/28/2015 3:30:12 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 15 replies
    An anti-gun Twitter user on Sunday posted his edited version of a Dana Loesch NRA promotional video in which TheBlaze TV host shoots herself in the head.
  • Jeb Bush vs. the 2nd Amendment

    09/22/2015 10:04:28 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Daniel John Sobieski ^ | September 27, 2015 | Danirl John Sobieski
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is not a political amateur and has faced questions from many prominent talking heads in the media. Yet in the 2016 he has made multiple gaffes indicating he still might not be ready for prime time, the latest being a question of whether gun ownership is a right guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution.
  • NRA Targets 2016 elections, Raising Massive Warchest

    09/21/2015 1:17:57 AM PDT · by RC one · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/15/15 | Ken Klukowski
    Leaders of the National Rifle Association of America plan an unprecedented year-long election campaign to protect the Second Amendment and America’s gun-owning heritage, Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and his chief lobbyist Chris Cox informed the NRA board of directors at their Fall 2015 meeting last week in Virginia. “We face a double-barreled threat like we never have before,” LaPierre began to the assembled directors on September 12, at the conclusion of several days of committee meetings. He discussed the anti-gun agenda of the candidates running for the Democratic nomination for president, as well as the challenging Senate map facing...

    09/20/2015 2:48:30 AM PDT · by RC one · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jul 20153,331 | AWR HAWKINS7
    GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump is a lifetime member of the NRA and a concealed carry permit holder who believes the advantages an armed citizenry provides to America are so evident as to be beyond “debate.” In a recent interview with Ammoland, Trump said: I am a Life Member of the NRA and am proud of their service in protecting our right to keep and bear arms. The NRA’s efforts to stop dangerous, gun-banning legislation and regulation is invaluable. The media focus on those efforts overshadows the great work the NRA does on behalf of safety and conservation. He went...
  • "Moms Like Me" NRA Ad to counter MDA nonsense (Excellent ad featuring Dana Loesch!)

    09/13/2015 10:14:25 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 7 replies
    Love Dana!
  • NRA goes on offense, Twitter bombs #WhateverItTakes anti-gun rallies

    09/12/2015 12:18:55 PM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 9/10/2015 | Paul Bedard
    Breaking from its practice of laying low following shootings, the National Rifle Association Thursday aggressively pushed back against anti-gun groups backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg and their "#WhateverItTakes" campaign to promote gun control. The NRA's Institute for Legislative Action, headed by Executive Director Chris Cox, Twitter bombed Bloomberg's Twitter hashtag and associated Capitol Hill rally featuring the father of a Virginia TV reporter shot dead on live TV.
  • Jeb! Bonus! Clip! (Jeb Bush on Gun Control...absolutely no spine whatsoever)

    09/12/2015 6:23:14 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 34 replies
    Listening to that was like listening to Bloomberg. Close your eyes and you cannot tell the difference. If he is the nominee, I am staying home.....and I have never done that.
  • WATCH: It's On! NRA and Sheriff David Clarke Take On #BlackLivesMatter Criminal Movement

    09/11/2015 5:06:48 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 23 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/11/2015 | Jim Hoft
    The National Rifle Association has decided to take on the mob. In its latest ad Sheriff David Clarke and the NRA take on the “BlackLivesMatter cop-haters. sheriff clarke In one of their latest TV ads Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke defends US police officers and takes on the far left cop-haters. “ “You critics don’t define our honor. You try to shame us for doing our job. You teach children to fear us, crowds to attack us and good people to doubt us. But we will never back down from our sworn duty to uphold the Constitution of the United States...
  • Hillary Taking on NRA in Quest for More Gun Control

    09/03/2015 2:44:27 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 38 replies
    New American ^ | September 3, 2015 21:20 UTC | Bob Adelmann
    (...) Following the on-air shooting of two television reporters in Roanoke, Virginia, she declared: “I feel just great heartache at what happened. I want to reiterate how important it is [that] we not let yet another terrible instance go by without trying to do something more to prevent this terrible killing that is stalking our country.” She added: "We have got to do something about gun violence in America — and I will take it on." She said the same thing back in July, in an obvious shift away from avoiding Second Amendment issues during the presidential campaign to avoid...
  • SHOCK: As Americans Bought 170 Million Guns, Violent Crime Fell 51%

    09/02/2015 9:50:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 8/31/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On August 28, the NRA presented ATF and FBI data showing Americans have purchased “170 million new guns” since 1991, and violent crime has fallen “51 percent.” The NRA tweeted, “Since ’91, Americans have acquired over 170 million new firearms and violent crimes have declined by 51%.”
  • Mental Health and the 2nd Amendment - No Excuse For Gun Grab

    08/29/2015 10:36:51 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Daniel John Sobieski
    Despite the undeniable mental issues affecting black, gay Democrat Vester Flanagan, who was not sporting a Confederate flag before he shot and killed his two former KDBJ coworkers, reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward, the fact is that he passed a background check and legally possessed the Glock handgun he used. As much as we all want to prevent the mentally unstable from possessing firearms, the fact is that there was nothing in Flanagan’s background to prevent him from legally owning a firearm.
  • NRA Good Guys Campaign

    08/28/2015 6:30:42 PM PDT · by mad_as_he$$ · 5 replies
    NRA Foundation ^ | 2015 | NRA Foundation
    Interesting series of ads from the NRA. I especially like the one with Noir. The NRA site is locked up so this is the youtube link.
  • Seattle Passes ‘Gun Violence’ Tax, NRA and Others Sue

    08/27/2015 2:21:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/27/2015 | Liz Sheld
    Not just one, but three Second Amendment groups have filed suit against the city of Seattle for adopting a “gun violence tax” on ammunition and firearms, “designed to help offset the financial toll of gun violence”: The complaint was filed Monday in King County Superior Court by the NRA, the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, along with two gun owners and two gun shops. It called the tax legally unenforceable because Washington state prohibits local governments from adopting laws related to firearms unless those local ordinances are specifically authorized by the state. More likely...
  • Hollywood actor [Joe Mantegna] to auction his rifles to fund Israeli army

    08/24/2015 8:45:57 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 50 replies
    Sach Times ^ | 8/23/15
    Joe Mantegna, star of the CBS television show Criminal Minds, plans to auction off two of his Tavor rifles to fundraise for "Friends of the IDF", a New York City-based organization that lends material support to the Israeli military. According to a press release from IWI-US, Mantegna will conduct an auction for two Tavor rifles produced by IWI. Gains from the auction will go to "Friends of the IDF". Interestingly, "Israel Weapon Industries-US" (IWI-US) is co-sponsoring the Sunday event, along-with "Bullets & Bagels", a Jewish gun club in Orange County, California. Event attendees “will get to shoot the TAVOR at...
  • NRA Sues Over Seattle's Adoption of 'Gun Violence Tax'

    08/24/2015 3:38:48 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
    Three gun rights groups, including the National Rifle Association, sued the city of Seattle on Monday over its adoption of a so-called "gun violence tax," a tax on firearms and ammunition designed to help offset the financial toll of gun violence. The complaint was filed Monday in King County Superior Court by the NRA, the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, along with two gun owners and two gun shops. It called the tax legally unenforceable because Washington state prohibits local governments from adopting laws related to firearms unless those local ordinances are specifically authorized by...
  • Obama Officials Heading to Mexico to Discuss International Gun Control Via UN Treaty

    08/23/2015 5:23:08 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 45 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | August 23, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    On August 24 officials from the Obama administration will be attending the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) conference in Mexico City. The ATT was signed by Secretary of State John Kerry on September 25, 2013 but never ratified by the US Senate. Nevertheless, Gun Owners of America reports that Obama officials will be in Mexico City for the conference. Breitbart News previously reported that the ATT is an international gun control treaty designed to be implemented apart from, or in spite of, the general framework of governance for countries that are signatories to it. Thus, while it will not do...
  • Disarmed military personnel are sitting ducks for terror attacks

    07/23/2015 10:02:06 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 23, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    In the wake of the Chattanooga shootings, in which five unnamed U.S. servicemen were murdered by a self-radicalized jihadist, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno suggested that allowing soldiers on base or at recruiting centers “could cause more problems than it solves.” With all due respect to his service and status, this is nonsense.
  • Huffington Post Taunts NRA for Not Politicizing Charleston Attack

    07/20/2015 5:41:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/20/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 20, the Huffington Post taunted the NRA for refusing to politicize the heinous June 17 attack on Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The article seized on NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre’s decision to remain quiet in the wake of the Charleston shooting, and it was construed in a manner designed to draw him out.For example, they suggest this silence indicates the NRA has something to hide. They do this by positing that the silence “is a pretty clear indication that the whole notion of gun ownership may still be up for grabs, 2nd Amendment or no 2nd Amendment.” And...
  • ITAR Changes: Keeping Up with the Times or Backdoor Gun Control?

    07/17/2015 5:53:06 AM PDT · by Another Kansan · 2 replies
    ITS Tactical ^ | July 16, 2015 | Matthew Sharp
    on review, you may come to believe that the NRA’s concern was misplaced only by understating the threat to your rights. In particular, remember the phrase “technical data and detailed schematics for…production.” We’ll come back to that. Explaining how the ITAR and these proposed changes work takes some unpacking. This is quite technical, which is probably why the reporter who asked the question didn’t understand the true meaning of the answer provided. Bear with me, I think you’ll come to see that what the State Department’s claim to all this being misplaced concern, masks a fundamental shift that will have...
  • Bernie Sanders Parrots the NRA

    07/12/2015 8:41:48 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 07.12.15 | Cliff Schecter
    The left’s favorite presidential candidate defends his record on guns with the right's talking points—and even voted to protect gun manufacturers from lawsuits. Bernie Sanders is the tell-it-like-it-is candidate of the left’s dreams: He takes on “the billionaire class” and wants Medicare for all. Thousands are drawn to his unapologetically liberal (even democratic socialist) message at events in Iowa and New Hampshire. In both states he’s closing in or even tied with Hillary Clinton in presidential polls. So why on the issue of guns is he parroting wholly inane, sometimes racist talking points from the National Rifle Association? “If somebody...
  • Don’t Equate Same-Sex Marriage Decision with National Concealed Carry Reciprocity (NRA)

    07/06/2015 8:28:50 AM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | July 5, 2015
    On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which concerned whether same-sex marriage is a right protected by the U.S. Constitution. Although the case did not address the right to bear arms, some pro-gun advocates began debating whether the Court’s reasoning and analysis had application to national concealed carry licensing reciprocity. This is a reasonable question. If states that formerly did not sanction same-sex marriage now have to recognize all marriages from states that do, shouldn’t that also mean restrictive “may issue” concealed carry jurisdictions have to recognize concealed carry...
  • I Own Guns. But I Hate the NRA.

    07/04/2015 10:49:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Minnesota Star Tribune ^ | JULY 4, 2015 | David Fellerath
    Some time after I bought my first gun, I got a robocall from the National Rifle Association, asking me to join. After the customary “Please stay on the line …” from a pleasant but earnest voice, I recoiled from the barkings of an angry-sounding man: “Did I know that Barack Hussein Obama and European leaders are meeting on American soil right now, at this very moment, to plot the confiscation of my guns?” The caller continued with his insinuations of an imminent United Nations plot against America, but before I could be handed off to a live operator, I hung...
  • Gun safety instruction OK in public elementary schools, new Louisiana law says

    07/03/2015 3:26:13 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/1/15 | Emily Lane
    When school starts this fall, public schools in Louisiana will have the option to instruct elementary students on gun safety. Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday (July 1) signed a bill into law that permits cities, parishes and local public school boards to provide students with "age and grade appropriate" firearm accident prevention and safety instruction. A suggested curriculum includes the Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program, developed by the National Rifle Association.(snip)The bill received full passage by the Legislature, by a vote of 94-3 in the House and 38-1 in the Senate.
  • I’m a gun-owning American but I hate the NRA

    07/01/2015 9:02:57 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 78 replies
    National Post ^ | June 30, 2015 | David Fellerath
    Some time after I bought my first gun, I got a robocall from the National Rifle Association, asking me to join. After the customary “Please stay on the line. . .” from a pleasant but earnest voice, I recoiled from the barkings of an angry-sounding man: “Did I know that Barack Hussein Obama and European leaders are meeting on American soil right now, at this very moment, to plot the confiscation of my guns?” The caller continued with his insinuations of an imminent United Nations plot against America, but before I could be handed off to a live operator, I...
  • Pennsylvania court rejects law that aided NRA gun challenges

    06/25/2015 10:02:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 25, 2015 12:18 PM EDT | Peter Jackson
    A court ruling striking down a Pennsylvania law that made it easier for gun-rights advocates like the National Rifle Association to challenge local gun ordinances is drawing strong reaction from both sides of the issue. A spokesman for Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter says Thursday’s Commonwealth Court ruling that the law is unconstitutional will allow municipalities to pursue common-sense gun safety requirements. Sen. Daylin Leach is one of five Democrats who joined in the challenge of the law. He says municipalities that repealed their gun ordinances because of the law can now restore them. An attorney for four pro-gun groups dismisses...
  • Karl Roive vs. the 2nd Amendment

    06/22/2015 10:45:04 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Guns don’t kill people, the Constitution kills people, at least according to Karl Rove, Republican strategist and architect of George W. Bush’s election and reelection as president. Rove, speaking on Fox News Sunday, and in the wake of the South Carolina church massacre, embraced the liberal mantra that there are too many guns on the street and went a step further and a step too far, saying the way to avoid more such tragedies is to repeal the Second Amendment and its guarantee of our right to keep and bear arms: Now maybe there’s some magic law that will keep...
  • NRA board member blames victim for Charleston shooting

    06/20/2015 4:27:34 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 37 replies
    AP ^ | 6/19/2015 | MICHAEL GRACZYK
    HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston attorney on the National Rifle Association's board of directors is blaming the deadly Charleston church shooting on one of the victims, saying the slain pastor had opposed concealed carry legislation as a state senator that could have saved him and his fellow worshippers. Related Stories 1. NRA executive suggests slain Charleston pastor to blame for gun deaths Reuters 2. Slain Pastor Clementa Pinckney’s Mission Suited His Storied Church The Wall Street Journal 3. And The First Person To Blame The Charleston Shooting On A Lack Of Guns In Church Is... Huffington Post 4. White gunman...
  • Obama's shameful, phony gun control rhetoric in the wake of Charleston massacre

    06/19/2015 6:50:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 6/19/2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    If access to firearms were as easy as President Obama insisted in the aftermath of the South Carolina church massacre, Carol Bowne would be alive today. The 39-year-old New Jersey woman with a restraining order against an ex-boyfriend was murdered by that boyfriend while she waited for her application for a gun permit to wind its way through a process that takes at least two months to complete. But it wasn’t completed soon enough:
  • Pfleger and Jackson vs. the NRA

    06/15/2015 10:14:13 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 15, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    One would think that Catholic priests like Chicago’s Rev. Michael Pfleger, an early supporter of Barack Obama and his push for gun control, would not be bearing false witness against one of his neighbors. Yet there he was standing in front of Chuck’s Gun Shop in suburban Riverdale, Illinois, to blame it, and other legal businesses like it, along with the National Rifle Association, for the murder spree in the gun-controlled progressive worker’s paradise of Chicago. Standing with the camera-shy Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence president Dan Gross in front of the gun shop,...
  • 27 February 2013: 'Marijuana cannon' used to fire drugs over US border seized in Mexico

    06/14/2015 5:22:16 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 57 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 27 February 2013 12.29 EST | Associated Press
    Compressed-air gun mounted on truck could throw 13-kilo packets over fence into California
  • NRA Backs Federal Bill to Limit Arbitrary Federal Gun and Ammo Classifications

    06/10/2015 2:20:14 PM PDT · by GregoTX · 2 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | June 10, 2015 | NRA
    Fairfax, Va. –The National Rifle Association today announced support for H.R. 2710, federal legislation aimed at limiting the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) from using executive overreach to undermine the Second Amendment. H.R. 2710 was introduced by United States Representative Rob Bishop (UT-1). "This important legislation would prevent arbitrary ammunition bans like the one attempted earlier this year by the Obama Administration," said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. "With the support of America's law-abiding gun owners, the NRA was able to beat back Obama's attempt to ban ammunition used by...
  • Rev. Michael Pfleger: NRA ‘Will Pay for the Murder’ of Chicago Children

    06/08/2015 10:21:01 PM PDT · by RC one · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06Jun 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 6, Reverend Michael Pfleger listed recent shootings in heavily gun-controlled Chicago then said the NRA “will pay pay for the murder of our children.” He was joined by Reverend Jesse Jackson and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence president Dan Gross.Pleger began his speech at the rally by pointing out that ten persons were shot and three were killed on the night of June 5 alone. He then said, “I’m not a gun grabber, I’m a life lover,” after which he pointed to Chuck’s Gun Shop and said, “And I love life more than the death that...
  • NRA: Gun blogs, videos, web forums threatened by new Obama regulation

    06/07/2015 10:39:01 AM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | June 7, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Commonly used and unregulated internet discussions and videos about guns and ammo could be closed down under rules proposed by the State Department, amounting to a "gag order on firearm-related speech," the National Rifle Association is warning. In updating regulations governing international arms sales, State is demanding that anyone who puts technical details about arms and ammo on the web first get the OK from the federal government — or face a fine of up to $1 million and 20 years in jail.According to the NRA, that would include blogs and web forums discussing technical details of common guns and...
  • NRA version of 2nd Amendment lacks common sense

    06/06/2015 8:50:57 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 117 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 5, 2015 | David McGrath
    A new Pew Research Center report states that 52 percent of Americans support gun rights, the highest percentage in the last two decades. Yet the gun rights that they believe are guaranteed by law may very well be an illusion.. That's because we have allowed lawyers instead of language professionals to interpret the Constitution of the United States. Ask any high school English teacher to parse the Second Amendment, and they will say that it does not prohibit common-sense restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns, in spite of the National Rifle Association's claim to the contrary. The proof...