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  • Women with guns: The next threat to the Democratic Party

    02/26/2017 1:31:26 AM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 25, 2017 | Salena Zito
    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Abby Ross never spent time around guns until a little more than a decade ago. "I grew up on Staten Island," she said. "Hunting or gun use was not part of our family traditions." Now she handles guns with ease for hunting, sport and training. And she's one of a growing number of women venturing into the world of guns, either as part of the outdoor experience or for self-defense. Women increasingly have become a profitable new target customer for gun-shop owners and firearms manufacturers.
  • Gunning for Hiliary, Poll shows the NRA Helped Trump win in 2016

    02/25/2017 2:48:21 PM PST · by WonkyTonky · 22 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Published March 6, 2017 | Fred Barnes
    The poll found that more NRA supporters voted for Trump in 2016 than for Mitt Romney in 2012. This meant 208,000 additional votes for Trump in North Carolina, which he won by 173,000 votes. In Ohio, he got 479,000 more votes from NRA backers and he won Ohio by 447,000. In Pennsylvania, Trump received 421,000 additional votes and won by 44,000. A second group was tested in June 2016: the 19 percent of voters in the battleground states who viewed both candidates unfavorably. The poll found that 60 percent of them supported the NRA. Moreover, it found that most were...
  • NRA Head Compares Anti-Trump Protester Violence to Terrorism

    02/25/2017 8:33:14 AM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Feb. 24, 2017 | ANDREW RAFFERTY
    The head of the National Rifle Association painted anti-Donald Trump protesters as violent extremists and compared their disruptions to terrorism during a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday. "Ladies and gentlemen, another definition of terrorism is violence in the name of politics," said Wayne Lapierre, executive director of the NRA. "And criminal violence has no place in political debate." Police have clashed, at times, with crowds gathered to protest the new president. But the hundreds of demonstrations that have taken place around the globe have been largely peaceful.
  • John Lott Q&A: Anti-Gun Lies About Mass Shootings

    02/23/2017 9:15:26 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 3 replies
    America's 1st Freedom ^ | February 23, 2017 | John R. Lott Jr.
    It’s likely nobody anywhere has done more research on, or knows more about, mass shootings than researcher John Lott. Author of the recent book The War On Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies, Lott is also head of the Crime Prevention Research Center, an organization dedicated to providing an objective and accurate scientific evaluation of both the costs and benefits of gun ownership. We recently posed a handful of questions to Lott to learn the truth about mass shootings that the so-called “mainstream” media won’t report.
  • War: NRA announces #CounterResistance targeting Trump attackers

    02/22/2017 10:00:36 AM PST · by kevcol · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 21, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    The National Rifle Association, whose early endorsement bolstered Donald Trump's presidential campaign, is arming up again to attack the president's critics in the media, on Capitol Hill and in Hollywood. "Already, the forces that conspired to keep Donald Trump out of the White House are coming together to sabotage his administration," said NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre. "Donald Trump will need every ounce of energy we can muster and he has no more powerful ally than the NRA."
  • NRA Ballot: Tips and Recommendations

    02/18/2017 5:12:06 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Every year,  there are elections for the NRA board members. There are 76 NRA board members. One third of them are elected each year, plus enough to fill existing vacancies. I have been pleased with the direction the NRA has taken in the last decade. As an organization, they are more protective of our rights than they were in the 1980's and 1990's.  Before 1976, the NRA board was and exclusive club. The board members selected any new board members. The NRA revolt at Cinncinatti in 1976 changed that Board members could be selected by the membership. Those reforms...
  • AG Healey wants doctors to talk guns with patients (MA)

    02/14/2017 11:35:00 AM PST · by PROCON · 59 replies
    guns.com ^ | Feb. 14, 2017 | Chris Eger
    Healey, along with members of the Massachusetts Medical Society, Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association and the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs of Police, announced their gun resources for patients this week. (Photo: Mass.gov) State Attorney General Martha Healey teamed up with the Massachusetts Medical Society on Monday to provide voluntary guidance to heath care professionals in the state on guns. Announced at Boston Medical Center, Healey and Mass Med are providing two pamphlets and free training on talking to patients about firearms. “While the vast majority of gun owners are responsible and deeply committed to gun safety, this remains a public...
  • AP Misquotes NRA on Concealed Carry

    02/14/2017 3:57:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
      map by gun-nuttery.com The Associated Press has long been known  for its anti-Second Amendment attitude.  John Lott exposed there bias in The Bias Against Guns, published in 2003. They have gotten a little better in the last decade, because numerous errors have been exposed.  AP committed another error about gun laws  on February 10th, 2017. In a story about Constitutional or "permitless" carry moving through the New Hampshire legislative process, the AP wrote that the NRA said that concealed carry is legal in 11 states.  From AP via nbcboston.com: The National Rifle Association says concealed carry is legal...
  • Benghazi Survivor Mark Geist Slams Senate Democrats for Hypocrisy

    02/07/2017 7:01:28 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/7/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    A February 6 NRA ad features Benghazi survivor Mark Geist calling out Democrat Senators for being willing to “hold the floor” to delay confirmation of a Trump cabinet nominee but lacking the commitment to pick up the phone and provide help when Americans at the Benghazi consulate were under attack.
  • Trump’s win spurs new push on gun rights

    02/04/2017 11:58:53 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3 Feb 17 | Reid Wilson
    President Trump’s election has encouraged gun rights advocates to mount a new legislative push in states across the country. Legislators in more than a dozen states have introduced bills to allow residents to carry guns in the open, roll back licensing requirements for concealed weapons and limit the number of facilities where guns are prohibited. Measures in several states would allow those with licenses to carry firearms in schools, airports and churches. Those backing more expansive gun rights largely embrace Trump’s claims — many of which are disputed by federal and local law enforcement statistics — that crime is...
  • NRA cheers nomination of Neil Gorsuch, seen as gun rights defender

    02/01/2017 2:35:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 02/01/2017 | Lois Beckett
    After $30m in campaign ad buys and months of unflinching support for Donald Trump, the National Rifle Association has what it wanted: a supreme court nominee it views as a strong defender of gun rights. The federal court judge Neil Gorsuch “will protect our right to keep and bear arms”, the gun rights group said on Tuesday night, in a swift endorsement of Trump’s supreme court pick. Gun control advocates say that some of Gorsuch’s previous cases suggest he might support laws that “make it easier for felons to own guns”. Unlike Thomas Hardiman, another federal judge who was also...
  • NRA Applauds Neil Gorsuch's Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

    APPEARS IN News Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association (NRA) applauds the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the United States Supreme Court. “President Trump has made an outstanding choice in nominating Judge Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court. He has an impressive record that demonstrates his support for the Second Amendment,” said Chris W. Cox, Executive Director, NRA-ILA. “We urge the Senate to swiftly confirm Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, just as it did in confirming him to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit by...
  • NRA demand endangers Kentuckians

    01/29/2017 8:28:16 AM PST · by rktman · 72 replies
    kentucky.com ^ | 1/27/2017 | editors
    Around 350,000 Kentuckians have completed firearms safety courses and passed background checks to legally carry a concealed weapon in the last 20 years. Now the state Senate is poised to gut the training, background checks and licensing requirements. Senate Bill 7 also would lower the legal age for carrying a concealed firearm in Kentucky from 21 to 18. Why, you may wonder, when gunshot victims seem to be getting younger and younger, would responsible lawmakers send a message that it’s OK for anyone lacking firearms training to carry a hidden gun in public? It’s a good question. The answer is...
  • NRA Board of Directors Election

    01/28/2017 1:26:08 PM PST · by Hildy · 6 replies
    https://mansell4nra.com/ ^ | January 28, 2017 | Hildy
    If you are a voting member of the NRA, please consider voting for my friend, Robert Mansell. He is a good man and he will do a great job. I first met Bob when we testified before Congress together for the Willow Beach Fish Hatchery. He was Chairman of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. Turns out he also has a home in Bullhead City and we have become good friends. If you'd like more information, please visit his website at: www.mansell4nra.com
  • Sessions Promises to ‘Properly Enforce’ Current Gun Laws, Endorses NRA-Backed Project Exile

    01/27/2017 7:02:12 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    Freebeacon.com ^ | Jan 10, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    Sessions Promises to ‘Properly Enforce’ Current Gun Laws, Endorses NRA-Backed Project Exile Stephen Gutowski January 10, 2017 Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) said Tuesday he would prosecute gun crimes that fall under federal jurisdiction during his confirmation hearing for attorney general. Sessions’ views on gun crime prosecutions were made clear during an exchange between him and Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas). Cornyn framed the question in terms of violence against police and gun violence against minority communities. He specifically focused on gun crimes committed by felons who were already prohibited from possessing firearms. “We ought to hold our police and...
  • NRA Backs Newly Introduced National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill

    01/05/2017 6:46:42 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/5/2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday North Carolina Republican Richard Hudson introduced the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 for consideration in the House. If passed, the legislation would allow concealed carry holders in any state to travel across state lines without fear of criminal retribution. “Our Second Amendment right doesn’t disappear when we cross state lines, and this legislation guarantees that. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 is a common sense solution to a problem too many Americans face. It will provide law-abiding citizens the right to conceal carry and travel freely between states without worrying about conflicting state codes or onerous civil...
  • FedEx offers group discount to NRA. Predictable liberal freakout follows

    12/20/2016 2:29:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 20, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    First the good news for all of you NRA members. (I include this because I didn’t even know about it, so perhaps you didn’t either.) Federal Express is offering a shipping discount for all of us! That’s really nice of them. It’s one of only many partnership deals you can receive. FedEx and the NRA Business Alliance have teamed up to offer BIG savings on FedEx Express® and FedEx Ground® shipping, FedEx Freight® services and FedEx OfficeSM services. Simply enroll in the FedEx Advantage® program using passcode FVMK8W13 or call 1-800-475-6708 for more information.Enrollment is free and there are no...
  • Should fans be allowed to bring guns into stadiums? (FoxNews hit piece)

    12/14/2016 4:44:15 PM PST · by disclaimer · 85 replies
    Fox News Video ^ | 12/14/2016 | Rob Demetrious of FoxNews
    Should fans be allowed to bring guns into stadiums? Dec. 14, 2016 - 2:34 - Three Republican Washington state representatives introduce bill that would permit licensed firearms inside sports stadiums.See the Rob Demetrious Foxnews Video.
  • Gun Rights Enthusiasts Vow To ‘Go On Offense’ Under Trump

    12/04/2016 3:19:33 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 39 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 12/4/16 | WCCO.com/AP
    Firearms enthusiasts who embraced Donald Trump’s campaign and his full-throated support of the Second Amendment are expecting a sweeping expansion of gun rights under his administration and a Congress firmly in Republican hands. Among their priorities: eliminating gun-free zones at schools, reducing requirements for background checks and ensuring that concealed carry handgun permits from one state are recognized everywhere in the U.S. “This is our historic moment to go on offense and to defeat the forces that have aligned against our freedom once and for all,” Wayne LaPierre, chief executive of the National Rifle Association, said in a video after...
  • What does it take to teach Gun fighting?

    11/28/2016 7:39:50 AM PST · by w1n1 · 32 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/28/2016 | J Hines
    Colin Noir and Travis Haley of Haley Strategic are discussing the subject of "teaching gun fighting". But, more specifically "can you teach gun fighting, if you’ve never seen a gun fight?" For those who aren't familiar with who Haley is, here's a quick bio taken from his site: "Travis Haley is a veteran Force Reconnaissance Marine with 15 years of dedicated real world experience including: combat tours in Middle East, Africa and Central Asia. After leaving the military, Mr Haley served as a special operations and security contractor before partnering with Magpul as founder and CEO of their training division,...
  • Howard Stern Backs Trump’s Plan for Interstate Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Law

    11/19/2016 10:33:48 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 10 replies
    NRA-ILA Institute for Legislative Action ^ | November 18, 2016 | NRA-ILA
    Radio talk show host and entertainment icon Howard Stern used the considerable reach of his SiriusXM platform on Tuesday to voice his support for a national interstate concealed carry reciprocity law. This law has been NRA’s number one legislative agenda item for several years. And with the election of Donald Trump as president, as well as pro-gun majorities in both houses of the U.S. Congress, the prospects for such a law have never looked better. Trump has formally endorsed the concept of interstate reciprocity in a position paper published on his campaign website and in a number of other public...
  • Nevada: Brave Fight, Heartbreaking loss, Gun Control Proposition Passes

    11/17/2016 3:53:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies
    ammoland ^ | 12 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2016, Nevada was one of four states facing Michael Bloomberg funded attacks on Second Amendment rights.  As with most such attacks, deceit and misdirection were the focus.  Outright lies were repeated endlessly.  Much was made of bogus “studies” that  were carried out by activists behind the flimsiest of academic cover.  Second Amendment defenders in Nevada were outspent 3 to 1 in cash outlays, 19.7 million dollars to 6.6 million from Second Amendment supporters, primarily the NRA.The key to the proposition was what it was being marketed as doing, compared to what it would really do. On that question,...
  • Following Election, NRA Goes On 'Offense'; Here's What It Could Aim To Do

    11/16/2016 1:08:09 AM PST · by RC one · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | November 15, 20167:44 PM | NATHAN ROTT
    "Our time is now." That's the message from Wayne LaPierre, the head of the National Rifle Association, to his group's members and gun owners across America, following last week's election.With a Republican-held Congress and Donald Trump headed to the White House — helped, in no small part, by the support of the NRA — big changes could be coming to the nation's gun laws.At an NRA-sponsored event Monday, in the desert north of Phoenix, more than 1,000 gun owners and enthusiasts gathered for a so-called 1000 Man Shoot. Men and women from 16 states lined up shoulder to shoulder to...
  • NRA's LaPierre: First Clinton, now time to take out Soros, Bloomberg

    11/14/2016 9:53:38 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 107 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 11-14-16 | Paul Bedard
    The National Rifle Association is taking credit for electing President-elect Trump and said that victory must be followed with stopping anti-gunners like billionaires George Soros and Michael Bloomberg who are expected to take their campaigns to state governments "Our time is now. We must approach the coming fights with the same urgency and determined action that ended the political future of Hillary Rodham Clinton," said NRA leader Wayne LaPierre in a message to his 5 million members.
  • New NRA Infographic will improve your shooting

    11/14/2016 7:44:56 AM PST · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/14/2016 | J Hines
    If you are just getting into target shooting and need some help fine tuning your shooting skills. Look no further, the NRA (National Rifle Association) has put together this amazing simple shooting fundamentals infographic that will get you on target. Handguns vary differently from sizes, feel to weight. With all those variables basic shooting skills itself doesn’t change. This infographic cheat sheet shows you the right way to properly sight align, focus, trigger control, and breath control. This visual will get you on the right track to better your shooting skill. See the full cheat sheet here.
  • Florida Mom Livid After School Teaches NRA’s Gun Safety Program

    11/04/2016 9:09:21 AM PDT · by PROCON · 52 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | Nov. 3, 2016 | Jenn Jacques
    One Florida mom is livid after her child was taught a valuable, potentially life-saving lesson in his school. The Jacksonville parent, who is choosing to remain anonymous, claims Mandarin Oaks Elementary and the National Rifle Association’s gun safety program Eddie Eagle are responsible for informing her 7-year-old son that the message she’s been proclaiming all these years is wrong. “’Mommy, you’re wrong. Toy guns are okay. See, guns are okay, mom. See? It says so right here,” the mother said her son told her. “They’ve just undone seven years of parenting in one hour,” the mother told reporters.Duval County...
  • Prayer and Answer with Mike Vanderboegh at the NRA

    10/20/2016 12:19:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A year ago, I was with Mike Vanderboegh at the NRA meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.  We grew closer, and worked on stories together.  I first saw Mike in person at the Restore the Constitution Rally on April 19th, 2010.  Mike passed on 10 August this year.  He was a committed Christian, so I hope he is fighting for us from the other side. Mike and I once prayed for assistance.  We got it. I feel compelled to tell this story.  I have not published it before. It happened while working on a story that Mike and David Codrea had...
  • Trump: The Official NRA Q&A

    10/13/2016 8:06:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 29 September, 2016 | Chris W. Cox
    More This feature appears in the October ‘16 issue of NRA America’s 1st Freedom, one of the official journals of the National Rifle Association.  View Related ArticlesThis year’s race for the White House is like no other in our history. Hillary Clinton has made it clear that, if elected, she will come after our firearm freedoms on her very first day in office. So it’s no exaggeration to say that the Second Amendment is on the ballot this November. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, to discuss our right to keep and...
  • Tim Kaine’s ignorant response to NRA ‘F’ rating lights up Twitter

    10/06/2016 9:42:37 PM PDT · by kevcol · 37 replies
    Twitter via Bizpac Review ^ | Twitter via October 6, 2016 | Scott Morefield
    In Tuesday night’s debate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine tried to describe himself as a “strong Second Amendment supporter” despite the fact that he has consistently been a stringent advocate of gun control during his years in public office. The NRA begs to differ:
  • Barbra Streisand Supports Prop 63, Requests $5 Donations to Defeat NRA

    10/06/2016 6:20:42 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 41 replies
    brietbart ^ | 6 Oct 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Singer Barbra Streisand has sent an email in support of California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Proposition 63, requesting $5 donations “to defeat the National Rifle Association” (NRA). Streisand pointed to the 1993 Long Island Railroad shooting to explain her support for more gun control. According to the Sacramento Bee, Streisand’s email said, “Like you, California is my home, and I can’t just wait around hoping tragedy doesn’t strike our state again. If there’s something we can do that will stop innocent Californians from being shot and killed, I will do everything I can to see it done.”
  • NRA announces $6.5M ad buy for Trump in swing states

    10/05/2016 2:39:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    United Press International ^ | October 5, 2016 | Eric DuVall
    The National Rifle Association has bought its largest television advertising bloc to date for a spot supporting Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, according to multiple media reports. The NRA will spend $6.5 million on an ad featuring a woman who fought off an attacker in a parking garage by wielding the pistol she carries in her purse. The woman, Kristi McMains, looks into the camera and praises Trump for supporting the Second Amendment. "Every woman has a right to own a gun if she chooses. Hillary Clinton disagrees with that," McMains says. "Donald Trump supports my right to own a...
  • Tim Kaine: Ban 15-Round 'Clips,; Hold Gun Dealers Liable for Misuse of Firearms - Breitbart

    10/04/2016 12:22:33 PM PDT · by tekrat · 95 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10/4/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 22 Hillary Clinton announced Tim Kaine as her running mate. Kaine is a Democrat Senator from Virginia who supports a ban on 15-round “clips” and “assault weapons,” and who wants to enact a law to hold gun dealers liable for the misuse of firearms. During the June 26 airing of Meet the Press, Kaine told Chuck Todd that he voted for an “assault weapons” ban before and "would likely vote for it again." But he stressed that he believes “limitations on the size of magazines and ammunition clips” is the first step to take. Todd asked Kaine if he believes the...
  • Hillary vs the NRA

    09/29/2016 9:32:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Hillary Clinton has picked a fight with the NRA and Second Amendment supporters.  It was not required.  From 1995 to 2012, the Democrats had shied away from public fights with the NRA, because of the severe beating at the polls they took in 1994.  It can be argued that the the Democrats gained the presidency of Barack Obama because they stayed quiet on Second Amendment issues during his elections.  But after being re-elected in 2012, Obama and the Democrats fiercely attacked the NRA.  They lost big in the 2014 mid-terms. Hillary must believe that the demographics have flipped in...
  • Why in the world would the NRA endorse the Democrat in Missouri? "GotNews" gives us the answer

    09/21/2016 9:04:10 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 19 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 9/21/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    As a life NRA member, like many of you I was puzzled and dismayed by the news that the NRA had endorsed the Democrat candidate for Governor of Missouri. What but how could that be? This report from GotNews.com lays it out. The Republican candidate is Eric Greitens, a Navy SEAL! There must be more to the story and there is. GotNews.com has presented the whole picture of exactly who Greitens is; and it’s not very attractive for genuine American conservatives. Greitens is former Democrat, a globalist and a man who has strong connections to “the Clinton Foundation, George Soros,...
  • Hillary Hates You

    09/20/2016 1:18:21 PM PDT · by pboyington · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | Kurt Schlicter
    There is one key fact to understand about Hillary Clinton, one unarguable truth that explains all of her terrible policy positions and her dishonest, self-defeating behavior. Everything she believes leads to this conclusion. Everything she does, even the stupid things that have hamstrung her, stem from it. Hillary Clinton hates you.
  • Don't Let Hillary Clinton Leave You Defenseless (NRA)

    09/20/2016 11:26:12 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    Hot air ^ | SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPM8e_DauUw&feature=youtu.be New Ad NRA
  • Fashion world finally catches on to the pistol-packing woman

    09/20/2016 10:52:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 20, 2016 | Julia Porterfield
    Dawn Dolpp isn’t a slave to fashion, preferring function over form. Which is why she used to secure her handgun in her purse with a Velcro strip as recently as 10 years ago. Today, Mrs. Dolpp and other gun-toting women like her don’t have to resort to homemade craft projects to provide themselves with holsters and other accessories for their firearms: Gun-related companies are doing it for them. “One thing the gun and accessory companies are finally understanding is that one size doesn’t fit all,” says Mrs. Dolpp, the leader of the Virginia chapter of The Well Armed Woman. Gun...
  • Man Who Shot Crossroads Mall Terrorist Is USPSA Competitor, 3-Gun Shooter

    09/19/2016 11:32:37 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 66 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | September 19, 2016 | Bob Owens
    USPSA Shooter, 3-Gunner, and NRA-certified firearms instructor Jason Falconer has been identified as the man who shot and killed a 22-year-old Somali immigrant who went on a stabbing rampage inside a St. Cloud, (MN) Mall on Saturday. The apparent terrorist—who apparently asked victims if they were Muslims before stabbing them—was engaged by Falconer inside the mall. Falconer is the president and owner of Tactical Advantage LLC, a shooting range and tactical training facility with a strong focus on arming concealed carriers. He’s also a former chief of the Albany (MN) police department, and he remains a part-time officer.
  • NRA Endorses Democrat for Governor in Missouri

    09/16/2016 5:44:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies
    ammoland ^ | 13 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The NRA has been a bi-partisan group, at least since the formation of the NRA-ILA in 1975. The NRA-ILA is the lobbying arm of the NRA.In the last few elections, few Democrats have been endorsed, because few Democrats supported the Second Amendment in any meaningful way.As they say, the NRA did not leave the Democrat Party.  The Democrat Party left the NRA. There are exceptions.  A controversial pick was Harry Reid, Senator (D) from Nevada, who got an A rating from the NRA.  Many have wanted the NRA-ILA to broaden their criteria to issues other than the right to...
  • Concealed carry without permit becomes law in Missouri

    09/14/2016 11:20:04 PM PDT · by Darth Gill · 62 replies
    Missourian ^ | 2016-09-14 | LUCILLE SHERMAN
    JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri became the latest state to allow residents to carry a concealed weapon without a permit when lawmakers supported the change Wednesday. Tense debate during the legislature's annual veto override session encompassed themes of race and class as lawmakers clashed over whether to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of Senate Bill 656. In the days leading up to the session the debate drew national attention, with organizations on both sides of the issues working to influence lawmakers. Another controversial part of the bill is its "stand your ground" provision, which will allow residents to use deadly force...
  • United Way’s Gun Control Goons Now Blame (wait for it) …. the NRA

    09/12/2016 3:34:22 PM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | September 12, 2016 | Jenn Jacques
    The gun control goons, incensed after UWW acknowledged Otero County United Way’s gun raffle was operating within the organization’s bylaws, their licensing agreement as well as New Mexico state laws, are continuing to lash out like a toddler who doesn’t get their way. In the interview, Miranda, who is a representative of the United Way in Santa Fe, made some pretty inflammatory accusations. “These weapons (including assault rifles and sniper rifles) have no business being on our streets, they’re war tools designed to kill as many people as possible,” Viscoli told the radio host. “Unfortunately, the raffle was reversed so...
  • How 2016 Could Be Pivotal in the Battle Over Guns( Trump "is more radical than the NRA.")

    09/10/2016 9:29:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    motherjones.com ^ | 9/8/2016 | Becca Andrews
    "At some level, Trump is more radical than the NRA. In the wake of Orlando, he was calling on people to walk into bars fully armed as a means to prevent future tragedies."
  • Four victims of Colorado theater massacre ordered to pay Cinemark nearly $700G in legal fees

    09/02/2016 11:24:46 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 90 replies
    Foxnews ^ | September 2, 2016
    Four survivors of the 2012 Colorado theater shooting massacre were ordered by a judge Thursday to pay Cinemark nearly $700,000 in legal fees. The 28 families of those killed and wounded in the July 2012 shooting sued Cinemark, the movie chain that owns the Century 16 where James Holmes opened fire during a showing of “The Dark Knight Rises,” claiming that there wasn’t adequate security to stop Holmes from carrying out the attack. An Arapahoe County civil jury ruled in May that Cinemark wasn’t liable for the shooting that left 12 people dead and 70 others. Lawyers for Cinemark then...
  • Roanoke (VA) vandalism gets high marks from new anti-gun group (The Betsy Riot)

    09/01/2016 10:49:36 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | August 31, 2016 | Dan Casey
    An anonymous group called "The Betsy Riot," encourages anti-gun pranks and vandalism all over the country. "We are infuriated by slaughter, and by the ignorant, violent, racist, sexist, fear-mongering gun culture that enables it, and by the overly polite and deferential failed attempts to quell it. We are here to change that," they told me in an email. The Betsy Riot | From Facebook Vandalism painted Saturday on a retaining wall outside Roanoke lawyer Mel Williams’ office on Third Street in the Old Southwest neighborhood. The photo was carried on the Facebook page of The Betsy Riot, a new anti-gun...
  • FL: NRA and Jacksonville NAACP President Join Forces to Defeat Zimmerman Prosecutor

    08/30/2016 5:49:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Angel Corey, Kenny Leigh, Melissa Nelson Image from Jacksonville.com Angela Corey knew that she was in the hot seat when she was assigned as prosecutor of George Zimmerman in the shooting of Treyvon Martin.  Governor Rick Scott assigned the hot potato to her.  Everyone understood that it was a highly political case.    There was virtually no evidence to prosecute Zimmerman with. That is why the county prosecutors and police did not charge him with any offense initially.  It is probably why Angela Corey refused to use a grand jury. Instead, she indicted Zimmerman directly. A grand jury would...
  • Toomey Crosses Gun-Rights Divide In Pennsylvania Senate Race

    08/27/2016 12:54:16 PM PDT · by Abby4116 · 47 replies
    CBS Local ^ | August 27, 2016
    CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — Freshman U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is the rare conservative Republican who is running for re-election with the support of leading gun-control groups, but it may not be enough to save him in Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania in this unusual election year....His stance so angered one gun-rights group that it is backing his Democratic opponent, Katie McGinty, just to send a message to Toomey and any other Republican who might deviate from orthodoxy on guns.
  • I need your help if you have an Android phone

    08/16/2016 5:25:25 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 41 replies
    I just downloaded about 10 updates on my Android. Every one downloaded fine, with the exception of the NRA-ILA app. I tried several times but only got an error message. And when I clicked on the error message, it gave me a message about "sorry about not being able to download Pokémon Go" Just seems fishy.
  • One Ally Remains Firmly Behind Donald Trump: The N.R.A

    08/10/2016 6:26:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aug. 10, 2016 | NICK CORASANITI and ALEXANDER BURNS
    Donald J. Trump’s candidacy has driven away throngs of Republican elected officials, donors and policy experts. But not the National Rifle Association. With Mr. Trump increasingly isolated and hobbled by controversies of his own making, the powerful gun-rights group has emerged as one of his remaining stalwart allies in the Republican coalition: the institution on the right most aggressively committed to his candidacy, except for the Republican National Committee itself. The association has spent millions of dollars on television commercials for Mr. Trump, even as other Republican groups have kept their checkbooks closed and Mr. Trump’s campaign has not run...
  • ISIS And The NRA: Similarities Abound (it will take a long time to count the lies in this one)

    08/06/2016 3:04:43 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | August 1, 2016 | John B. Alexander
    Contentious as it might sound, there are significant similarities between the Islamic State terrorist organization, ISIS, and the National Rifle Association (NRA). Of course there are differences as well, but examining issues of congruence adds another dimension to the gun violence controversy. The most important parallels between ISIS and the NRA are: Institutionally, both organizations are remorseless about the deaths of victims Both use fear and intimidation to obtain their objectives Both assume their ideology is superior to the wishes of the majority of citizens Both have intensely loyal followers Both recruit and indoctrinate members who are ignorant of the...
  • Obama Administration Releases Latest Executive Gun Control

    07/30/2016 12:17:51 AM PDT · by griffin · 59 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 7/27/2016 | NRA-ILA
    On Friday, July 22, just as members of his party were gathering in Philadelphia to coronate Hillary Clinton as their presidential nominee, the Obama Administration once again released a sweeping gun control measure by executive fiat. This time the bad news came via the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), which is primarily responsible for administering the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and its implementing rules, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The upshot is that DDTC is labeling commercial gunsmiths as “manufacturers” for performing relatively simple work such as threading a barrel or fabricating a...