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  • Survey finds addressing gun violence key issue in minority communities

    04/30/2016 3:59:52 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 18 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 30 apr 2016 | Ashley Luthern
    A survey of African-American and Latino communities found most believe addressing gun violence can lead to improved police-community relations and reduced rates of incarceration, according to a new report. The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, the Urban Institute and the Joyce Foundation commissioned the study, which was based on a national survey of 1,200 African-American and Latino likely voters and four focus groups in Atlanta and Milwaukee. "I think people are coming to grips that we can't address these issues in isolation," said Reggie Moore, director of Milwaukee's Office of Violence Prevention. He also referenced the survey's finding...
  • For two moms, different paths — and experiences — led to concealed-carry permits

    04/27/2016 6:10:33 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 5 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 27 apr 2016 | Ashley Luthern
    Shamara Austin felt violated when she and her two sons, one just a few months old, came home six years ago to find their condo on Milwaukee's northwest side had been burglarized. Someone broke in through the sliding glass patio door and ransacked the unit, flipping over mattresses, stealing televisions and a video game system. The burglary shook her up and terrified her 7-year-old son, who began having nightmares. Austin had always been afraid of guns, and had no direct experience with them — other than hearing about people hurt or killed in shootings. For the first time in her...
  • Passage of new law flips switch on automatic knife sales

    04/24/2016 4:34:46 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 22 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | Bruce Vielmetti
    At Swords & Dreams Reptile Rescue in West Allis, owner Tom McNeil sells lots of knives of nearly every size and description. Until this year, though, his line did not include switchblades, "out the fronts" or butterfly knives, all long considered contraband on Wisconsin streets. His customers kept telling him they would be legal soon, McNeil recalled. "But I've been hearing that for 20 years." This time, it's true. In February, Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill that repealed the state's ban on automatic knives and pre-empted all local government efforts to regulate knives by blade length or other characteristics.
  • 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,...
  • Howard Stern Absolutely Schools His Own Producer On 2nd Amendmen

    04/13/2016 4:00:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Conservative Videos ^ | April 13, 2016 | Conservative Videos
    Howard Stern put one gun-control nut in his place, but it wasn’t a caller, it was his longtime producer Gary Dell’Abate! Bababooey, as listeners may know him, got into it with the famous shock jock last week over the number of guns people “should be allowed to own”. …and it went downhill from there. “You think a guy should have the right to own 300 guns?” Bababooey asked Stern. “Yes, I do,” Stern replied. “What’s the difference if he has one or three hundred?” When Stern asked him how many he thought people should be able to own, the producer...
  • Anti-Gun Group Runs a Seriously Disturbing New Ad

    04/12/2016 7:55:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    MRC TV ^ | April 12, 2016 | Dan Joseph
    The Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence has a new ad out, and it's incredibly disturbing. In the new ad, a girl portraying Alice from the beloved childhood fairy tale "Alice in Wonderland" comes across a handgun and shoots herself in the face. An actor dressed in a white rabbit costume looks on in horror for added effect. As the young girl shoots herself and creepy music plays, a narrator is heard saying, “Over one-third of all American households have a gun. Ask your neighbor: Is there a gun where they play? Asking saves kids.”
  • Shotgun, nearly 200 rounds of ammunition recovered at Holland Tunnel: police

    04/10/2016 1:48:10 PM PDT · by arl295 · 96 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | 4/10/2016 | Caitlin Mota
    JERSEY CITY -- A traffic stop near the Holland Tunnel yesterday evening lead to the recovery of a shotgun and nearly 200 rounds of ammunition, a police spokesman said. At about 6:30 p.m., a police officer saw a blue plastic drum in the back up a pickup truck that had just passed through the Holland Tunnel toll plaza. The officer stopped the vehicle driven by a Pennsylvanian man to make sure there were no hazardous materials in the drum, Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo said. Police asked the driver Marlon Murphy, 45, of Easton, if there were any weapons in...
  • What Does the Second Amendment Mean?

    04/09/2016 7:24:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/9/2016 | David Deming
    It's one of the most controversial passages of the Constitution. Allegedly, it's also one of the most obscure and unintelligible sections. The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads, "a well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." Prior to the Supreme Court's decision in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), we were told for decades that the Second Amendment did not guarantee or even refer to an individual right. Based on the wording of United States v. Miller (1939), the theory...
  • Sheriff: 'We have victims' at active crime scene at Lackland Air Force Base

    04/08/2016 7:31:07 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 155 replies
    CNBC ^ | 08 APR 16 | Everett Rosenfeld | @Ev_Rosenfeld
    Law enforcement responded to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas on Friday on reports of an active shooter. The Bexar County Sheriff posted on Twitter about the reports at 9:50 a.m., ET. Sheriff tweet. About 25 minutes later, the same account said officials were working to clear the base's buildings. Sheriff tweet 2. Soon after, the Sheriff's account said "we have victims" at the still active scene.
  • Swiss want more guns despite lower crime

    04/04/2016 7:51:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    swissinfo.ch ^ | 4/1/2016 | Jessica Dacey
    Across Switzerland, there was a surge in people applying for gun permits in 2015. Was crime a driver? Switzerland is becoming safer. Police recently flagged up that crime rates fell by 7% in 2015, reaching a seven-year low. In 2014, homicide was actually at its lowest level in 30 years. Most homicides are carried out with sharp instruments like knives. Between 2012 and 2014 homicides and homicide attempts by guns decreased from a high of 51. But in 2015, the number doubled - from 18 to 36. The number of serious injuries with a gun has remained the same since...
  • Gun used to shoot 3 Chicago cops traced to sheriff's deputy: sources

    03/25/2016 5:47:48 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 25 mar 2016 | Gorner and Tony Briscoe•
    The gun used in the shooting of three Chicago police officers last week has been linked to a former Chicago officer who later joined a police force in the northern suburbs, the Tribune has learned. Chicago police now are trying to figure out how the gun — originally purchased by a man who until Friday was a Lake County sheriff's deputy — ended up in the hands of 29-year-old Lamar Harris, a convicted felon with dozens of arrests who was killed in the shootout with police. Multiple law enforcement sources confirmed that authorities investigating the shooting have traced the weapon...
  • 7 Great Second Amendment Quotes

    03/24/2016 1:10:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | March 24, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America George Mason — “I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials.” (Debates in Virginia Convention on Ratification of the Constitution, Elliot, Vol. 3, June 16, 1788)
  • Bullet found on UW-P campus sent to state crime lab (laugh of the day)

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. -- A bullet found on the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus is being evaluated at a state crime lab, according to the university. The bullet was found outside Ullsvik Hall after a student reported seeing a man with a gun on campus. The bullet was sent to the state crime lab in Madison for evaluation, according to a press release. Campus was closed Monday after student David Kalenga told authorities he heard and saw the barrel of an AK-47 in a men's bathroom at Ullsvik Hall. No arrests were made and the campus reopened Tuesday. Campus police have interviewed...
  • 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,...
  • 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.
  • Letter from Clinton comes back to haunt Kasich (1994 Assault Weapons Ban)

    03/15/2016 9:41:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    WND ^ | 3/14/16 | LEO HOHMANN
    Shows willingness to compromise on gun rights. It could be the most damaging “Dear John” letter of the 2016 presidential primary race. A letter from former President Bill Clinton disclosed just days before the Ohio primary is causing Ohio Gov. John Kasich problems on the campaign trail. Kasich tells GOP voters he can “get things done” by working with Democrats but also stresses he is a “defender of the 2nd Amendment.” The letter from Clinton shows Kasich made a deal to restrict the Second Amendment rights of American “on one of the most critical votes on guns ever,” according to...
  • UW-Platteville cancels classes over report of a gun

    03/15/2016 6:09:14 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 20 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 15 mar 2016 | Karen Herzog
    The University of Wisconsin-Platteville canceled classes Monday afternoon after a report of a gun in the building where the chancellor's office is located. Ullsvik Hall, which also houses a coffee shop, art gallery and other offices, was immediately evacuated, and the campus was shut down within minutes. Chancellor Dennis Shields said at an afternoon news conference that a student in the first floor of the building reported the incident. "The witness heard what sounded like the racking of a gun from within one of the stalls in the restroom, observed what appeared to be a gun barrel, and exited the...
  • Must Pack Heat: The Case for Mandating Gun Ownership

    03/14/2016 12:00:17 PM PDT · by OddLane · 31 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 3/14/16 | Michael Malice
    America has reached a point where political discourse is close-to-impossible. Nowhere are our views as immutable as on the issue of guns. From one perspective, guns are an enormous social harm that must be relegated to trained professionals and law enforcement. In this context, the stigmatization of guns is a wise one. A population that is comfortable around guns is a population that is comfortable using them—and sometimes using them on innocent people. Therefore, the number of guns held by the general populace should be driven as low as possible (and, hopefully, eliminated entirely). Australia, Australia, Australia. The other perspective...
  • Open Letter to the West Boylston Community Mssachusetts (antis attempting to close private range)

    03/12/2016 11:46:57 AM PST · by Ender Wiggin · 9 replies
    Concerned Citizens of West Boylston ^ | 3/1/16 | Concerned Citizens of West Boylston
    They moved in, found there was a private range nearby, now they want it gone. And it's not just range noise, there are people with- oh no- ASSAULT WEAPONS and NFA arms! "We seek the following weaponry be prohibited by any non-owner of the property: military style weapons, semi-automatic weapons, or assault weapons capable of rapid firing, explosive targets or other binary explosive devices, high-caliber weapons, simulated automatic weapons or bump-fire stocks, and NFA weapons." This has been going on for a while. Their first attempt was shot down when they were told that since no laws were being broken,...
  • (November 10, 2015) 13yr Old Engages in Shootout with 6 Time Felon and Wins

    03/11/2016 2:11:16 PM PST · by SJackson · 82 replies
    Good job defending the homestead and for the parents teaching him how to handle a gun. A brave 13-year-old Ladson boy fended off two hardened felons who were attempting to break into his house by using his mother’s gun to protect himself while home alone. The boy saw the men breaking into the back of his home, “at which time he feared for his safety” and grabbed his mother’s gun, the document states. He began firing at them, and the Sheriff’s office reported that they returned fire. In a heated shootout, he shot Brown three times, and Bennett drove him...
  • 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...
  • Toting hidden guns without training a danger to everyone (barf alert)

    03/10/2016 6:02:00 AM PST · by rellimpank · 43 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 10 mar 2016
    The United States Concealed Carry Association itself warns: “Carrying a concealed weapon can be very dangerous if you are not well trained.” To which a growing number of states are saying, “So what?” On Saturday, West Virginia became the eighth state to do away with training — or any other — requirements for the concealed carrying of firearms, despite safety worries voiced by police officers. Because the state’s legislature overrode a veto by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, most people over 21 soon will be able to tote hidden guns even if they have no idea what do do with them...
  • Owning An Assault Weapon Is No Longer A Fundamental Right -- For Now

    03/06/2016 4:17:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics ^ | March 6, 2016 | Cristian Farias
    A federal appeals court on Friday reversed course and agreed to reconsider a February ruling on Maryland's stringent gun control law, which includes a ban on so-called assault weapons. A three-judge panel last month sided with gun-rights advocates when, for the first time, it determined that owning semiautomatic firearms such as AR-15s and AK-47s amounts to a "fundamental right" deserving the highest level of protection under the Constitution. "In our view, Maryland law implicates the core protection of the Second Amendment -- the right of law-abiding responsible citizens to use arms in defense of hearth and home," wrote Chief Judge...
  • Breitbart Runs Video Exposing Rubio's Gun Control Record

    03/02/2016 8:28:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | March 2, 2016 | GOA
    Marco Rubio Has a Second Amendment Problem When Marco Rubio was a local commissioner in Florida in 1999, he voted to ban guns from local parks.Now, politicians make mistakes. And honest politicians “fess up” and move on. Rubio's problem is that, when Senator Ted Cruz called attention to Rubio's anti-gun vote, Marco’s response was to call Ted a “liar.” This was part of a larger narrative in which Donald Trump and Rubio were hurling “pants on fire” insults at Cruz. But when Rubio disavowed his 1999 anti-gun vote -- falsely accusing Ted Cruz of Rubio's own sins -- he made...
  • Tennessee’s new official state rifle is so powerful it can ‘destroy commercial aircraft’

    02/28/2016 1:53:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Washington Post Wonkblog ^ | February 26, 2016 | Christopher Ingraham
    The Barrett .50 caliber rifle is a powerful gun. Widely used in the military, its rounds can "penetrate light armor, down helicopters, destroy commercial aircraft, and blast through rail cars," according to a report from the Violence Policy Center, a gun safety group. The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence describes .50 caliber rifles like the Barrett as "among the most destructive weapons legally available to civilians in the United States." And as of Wednesday, the Barrett .50 caliber is now the official state rifle of Tennessee, joining an illustrious roster of other state symbols including the raccoon (state wild...
  • Which Presidential Candidate Has the Longest Record Fighting for Gun Rights?

    02/25/2016 4:32:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | February 25, 2016 | GOA
    It's easy to forget the cold, dark days of winter, 2013. The horrific tragedy of Newtown had touched the hearts of the nation, and every news outlet -- every one -- was blaming the Second Amendment community for what happened there. GOA was receiving death threats -- not only against us, but against our children. Even Fox News was opining that the battle against Bloomberg's gun control was hopeless, as every news outlet spent every hour of the day predicting that our organization -- and the "gun manufacturers' lobby" [sic] in general -- would be absolutely and totally destroyed. It...
  • Brooklyn Park police: Permit-carrying resident halts armed robbery with fatal gunfire

    02/24/2016 9:26:53 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 11 replies
    A man with a permit to carry a firearm fatally shot an armed would-be robber on a Brooklyn Park street, authorities said Tuesday. The two men exchanged gunfire about 8:05 p.m. Monday in the 7500 block of Imperial Drive, police said. Officers arrived at the scene and found the man who was attempting the robbery on the ground. The person targeted in the robbery has a valid permit to carry a handgun and was not arrested, said Deputy Police Chief Mark Bruley. State Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, said the outcome of this shooting validates a 2003 law in Minnesota that...
  • When gun massacres are chalked up to bad luck

    02/24/2016 6:26:02 AM PST · by rellimpank · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 24 feb 2016 | Francis Wilkinson
    Writing of the "ethical confusion which overtook American society in the Industrial Age," Samuel Eliot Morison and Henry Steele Commager wrote of deadly social consequences for which no individuals felt in any way responsible: "These men were caught in the meshes of a business system which had not yet developed a moral code of its own and to which the old codes were irrelevant. The manufacture and sale of impure foods, dangerous drugs, infected milk, poisonous toys, might produce disease or death, but none of those involved in the process — retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, advertisers, corporations, directors or stockholders —...
  • Vermont Gov. on Gun Control: ‘You Need a 50-State Solution... We’re Not Living(T)

    02/23/2016 7:08:33 AM PST · by rktman · 58 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 2/22/2016 | Jose R. Gonzalez
    "We're not living in the Middle Ages," Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin said Friday as he called for national gun control legislation. "My view on gun legislation is this: You will not solve this problem state by state. You need a 50-state solution, and we better come up with one fast," Shumlin said last week at Politico's Sixth Annual State Solutions Conference [1] at the Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center in Washington, D.C. Shumlin pushed for a "50-state solution" despite coming from a rural state where guns are commonly used for hunting.
  • How Scalia and Ted Cruz Saved the 2nd Amendment

    02/19/2016 2:36:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    THe American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Since the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the GOP presidential field has, in a rare show of unity, supported Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's statement that Scalia's replacement should be determined by the results of the November election. Democratic hypocrites like Sen. Chuck Schumer accuse the GOP of obstructionism, the memory of their blocking of George W. Bush nominees having faded. They, while insisting that President Obama has the Constitutional right to nominate a replacement, which he does, forget the Senate's Constitutional role to advise and consent -- or not consent. They can say no -- or even...
  • This Democrat Says It Is Not 'Sporting' To Use Semi-Automatic Weapons For Self-Defense

    02/12/2016 11:22:14 AM PST · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    Downtrend ^ | February 11, 2016 | Brian Anderson
    Dan Muroff is an anti-gun liberal nutcase who is running for Congress. He is hoping to unseat fellow anti-gun kook US Rep. Chaka Fattah for Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District by being an even bigger anti-gun kook. In a positively illuminating interview, Muroff explains how he wants to ban semi-automatic firearms because it is not "sporting" for people to use them in self-defense. [Snip] According to him the people that want to take away a Constitutional right are the reasonable ones and by implication, those who would fight to preserve that right are the unreasonable ones. After laying out his...
  • Worker who pulled gun to stop stabbing attack at GM Tech Center says he was fired ( Detroit )

    02/11/2016 8:24:21 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    WJBK ^ | Feb 11 2016 | Hannah Saunders
    WARREN, Mich. - An employee at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren stabbed by someone visiting the plant Wednesday. The 52-year-old victim was hospitalized and suspect arrested by police - but the valet service supervisor with a valid CPL who pulled his gun to stop the attack, says he was fired. Didarul Sarder, SP+ Valet Supervisor was heading into work Wednesday morning at the General motors technical center in Warren, when he heard the cry for help. The lady kept saying 'I'm dying, someone help' and it was just natural reaction," said Didarul Sarder, SP+ Valet Supervisor. "I just...
  • Federal court deals blow to gun reformers saying people have 'fundamental right' to own assault

    02/07/2016 8:10:45 AM PST · by Cheerio · 24 replies
    Daily News ^ | February 6, 2016 | Laura Bult
    FULL TITLE - Federal court deals blow to gun reformers saying people have 'fundamental right' to own assault weapons in rejection of Maryland law A federal court said that assault weapons are in such "common use" that owning them is a "fundamental right" in a decision that could force the Supreme Court to rule on whether the firearms are legal. On Thursday, a three-judge federal panel dealt a blow to anti-gun violence advocates when they rejected portions of a Maryland gun reform law. The legislation was passed following the Sandy Hook massacre which claimed the lives of 20 children and...
  • When Business Becomes History – Why Industry is Leaving Connecticut

    02/05/2016 7:50:23 AM PST · by grayhog · 21 replies
    The Treehouse Letter ^ | 2/05/16 | MyLinh Shattan
    "Abe Lincoln may have freed all men, but Sam Colt made them equal." It's an interesting idea to ponder. President Lincoln is praised universally today, across the aisle, and around the world, but what of Samuel Colt? Who is Samuel Colt? ...The region reminds me of New York's former boomtowns like Kingston and Binghamton, and Connecticut's Waterbury and Hartford. These once vibrant communities and buildings were gutted by the twin blades of time and politicians, their facades decaying and cadaverous, lining streets and throughways like architectural tombstones. Where is everyone? Kingston and Binghamton were home to IBM and Singer Link....
  • FReeper Display of Arms and Bearers *2016/03 Thread*

    02/02/2016 1:09:38 PM PST · by conservativeimage.com · 26 replies
    Self | 6/2/16 | Red Fox
    Deter predators and defy appeasers. Display your defense training here once a month. Keep buying guns and ammo. Start asking your neighbors if they would like to come to the shooting range with you. Start talking with them about civilian alert and surveillance systems you can put in place to come to each other's aid and upload any confrontations to the internet to be viewed by the public.RULES: - Do not publish personal information such as last names, email addresses, phone numbers, license plates, home addresses, etc. Use private email to arrange meetings with other members. Posting first name and...
  • The Ultimate Goal of the Antigun Movement

    The ultimate goal of the antigun movement is this: the universal elimination of civilian firearms’ ownership and possession. This is true and incontrovertible. Everything the antigun movement does is directed to the attainment of that goal. Nothing the antigun movement does diverges from the path to that goal. When asked to admit the truth of the assertion, the antigun movement, and its sounding board, the mainstream corporate media, will deny it, curtly and vehemently. But, the antigun movement’s actions belie its blunt denial. Realization of the movement’s goal amounts to de facto repeal of the fundamental right of the people...
  • Street cops say 'ACLU effect' drives spike in gun violence

    02/01/2016 6:02:52 AM PST · by rellimpank · 3 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 01 feb 2016
    Authorities last year suggested Chicago’s spike in gun violence in 2015 was due to the “Ferguson effect” — cops afraid to do their jobs because of the scrutiny following the shooting of a black teenager by a white officer in 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. But with Chicago now plagued with an even steeper rise in fatal shootings in January, compared with the same period of 2015, street cops are offering a new reason: the “ACLU effect.” They say the Chicago Police Department’s pact with the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois to monitor police stops in greater detail is prompting...
  • More Iowans Are Packing, Gun Sales and Permit Applications Soaring

    01/31/2016 3:08:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The Hawkeye State's voters will be caucusing soon in the first bout of the 2016 presidential primary season February 1, but they're also exercising their Second Amendment rights with unusual fervor. That's good. As author Robert A. Heinlein said, "an armed society is a polite society." And yes, the reasons for the spike in gun sales and permit applications is due the past terrorist-inspired shooting in San Bernardino and President Obama's executive orders on gun control. In some locations in the state, dealers are unable to keep up with demand, as the holiday rush hasn't subsided (via Des Moines Register): Iowans...
  • More Germans are arming themselves

    01/28/2016 6:28:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 27.01.2016 | Wolfgang Dick
    For weeks arms sellers and regulatory agencies have seen increased demand for gun permits. Enrollment in self-defense courses is also up. Police say that is not yet a problem. Gun sellers say that most customers want a pistol that can fit easily into a handbag or a small drawer in the night table. "People no longer feel safe, otherwise they would not be buying so many products here," says a seller in North-Rhine Westphalia. [...] Germany has strict gun laws which stipulate that weapons may only be purchased under very specific circumstances. But with the so-called small arms permit, citizens...
  • Kalashnikov cranking up AK-47 factory in Florida

    01/28/2016 3:24:21 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 29 replies
    money.cnn.com ^ | Aaron Smith and Abigail Brooks
    The famous Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifles have been made in frigid Moscow since their inception 69 years ago. Soon, they'll be made in sunny Florida, too. Kalashnikov USA has been approved by the city of Pompano Beach to assemble guns there. Kalashnikov USA of Tullytown, Pa., was importing rifles made by Kalashnikov Concern, the original AK-47 manufacturer in Moscow, until 2014 when President Obama imposed sanctions against Russia following its annexation of Crimea. At that point, Kalashnikov USA severed all ties with the Russian company. The company started making the guns in Pennsylvania last year, but is shifting manufacturing to...
  • Wauwatosa man under investigation for illegal gun sales

    01/26/2016 5:27:41 AM PST · by rellimpank · 23 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 26 jan 2016 | John Deidrich
    A Wauwatosa man is under federal investigation for selling guns without a proper license, buying more than 500 firearms from an outdoors store and then selling them through a website or at gun shows, according to newly unsealed court documents. The guns, primarily used firearms, were purchased from 13 Gander Mountain stores across Wisconsin and sold through the website Gunbroker, according to a search warrant unsealed in federal court in Milwaukee last week. The suspect, who is 60, recruited Gander Mountain employees to watch for used firearms and call him when they came into the store, according to the affidavit....
  • Chemistry teacher defies Taliban in Bacha Khan University attack

    01/21/2016 11:06:25 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 13 replies
    Dawn ^ | 1/20/2016 | Dawn
    CHARSADDA: A chemistry teacher who tried to protect his students by opening fire on Taliban militants during a deadly attack at the Bacha Khan University has been hailed as a "martyr" and a "gentleman". Lecturer Syed Hamid Hussain, an assistant professor of chemistry at the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, ordered his students to stay inside as Taliban gunmen stormed the school near the city of Peshawar on Wednesday, leaving at least 21 people dead. Students told of how he opened fire on gunmen as they rampaged across campus, giving the young people time to flee before he was cut...
  • How many journos actually fell into the reporter-registration trap?

    01/20/2016 2:32:36 PM PST · by Torcert · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 20, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, a proposal by South Carolina state representative Mike Pitts floated the idea of requiring journalists to register with the state to ensure a responsible approach to the First Amendment. As someone who has more than a passing familiarity with Second Amendment activism, the "South Carolina Responsible Journalism Registry Law" was immediately recognizable as a provocation to the media over its reporting on gun control demands. Unfortunately, a number of journalists showed themselves to be woefully unfamiliar with the gun-rights argument about regulating the First Amendment to match the way gun-control advocates want to regulate the Second Amendment, as could...
  • Column: Bernie Sanders misfires on gun law repeal

    01/20/2016 5:28:01 AM PST · by rellimpank · 4 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 20 jan 2016 | Eric Zorn
    I considered it a point in Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' favor that he voted to grant gun manufacturers and dealers broad exemptions from legal liability. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sanders' main rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, had been hammering Sanders on the campaign trail for supporting the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, a bill protecting those who make and sell firearms from lawsuits after those firearms are used in crimes. The early 2000s had seen a proliferation of such lawsuits filed by or on behalf of victims of gun violence, some of which were...
  • Megyn Kelly Asks White House About Muslim Attack On Cop – Their 2 Word Response Says It ALL

    01/19/2016 1:24:22 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 9, 2016 | Jack Davis
    Almost everyone had something to say about Thursday's incident in which a gunman who said he supported ISIS attacked Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett with a gun, shooting him 17 times. Everyone except resident Obama, that is, who over the course of his administration has shown a willingness to reply instantly and passionately when police are accused of a shooting. When Fox News host Megyn Kelly asked about the latest Islamic lone wolf to stage an attack on American soil, the White House had two words to say, according to Kelly: "No comment." She then discussed the implications of the...
  • Editorial: Call out gun criminals with a courthouse 'gun call'

    01/19/2016 10:49:00 AM PST · by rellimpank · 12 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 19 jan 2016
    The Chicago police complain they arrest people all the time for the illegal possession of a gun, only to find the gun-toting goofs back on the street in the blink of an eye. Former Police Supt. Garry McCarthy liked to cite the example of four men in a car who were arrested back on Aug. 29 in connection with a murder. Between them, the men had been arrested 65 times before, including ten times for gun offenses. One of the men was out on bond at that moment, charged with shooting into a house.
  • State's SAFE Act needs to set its sights on compliance

    01/15/2016 7:48:09 AM PST · by OddLane · 24 replies
    Times Albany Union ^ | January 12, 2016 | Bill Nojay
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo claims his anti-gun law, known as the SAFE Act, is "the toughest in the nation," but on its three-year anniversary this Thursday it's looking more like a monumental failure. The governor claims his law bans sales of military-style assault weapons. Yet today you can walk into any gun store in New York and walk out with essentially the same kind of gun he intended to ban. The industry has reacted to the law by simply redesigning the guns to avoid the features the law prohibits and which Cuomo apparently believed made them more lethal. Worse, for those...
  • Obama Tells Rape Victim Gun Won't Protect Her

    01/15/2016 7:10:11 AM PST · by raptor22 · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 15, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Liberals like to talk about women’s rights but among those rights is, or should be, the second right enshrined in the Constitution’s Bill of Rights -- the right to keep and bear arms to protect one’s self. A woman’s body is her own, liberals tell us, and she has the right to choose to have an abortion. But the same liberals would deny women like Kimberly Corban the right to defend her body, and her children, with a firearm against the predators who lurk among us.
  • Cops: Liquor store clerk fatally shoots 2 would-be robbers, 15 and 17

    01/11/2016 8:39:58 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 117 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 11, 2016 | Jeremy Gorner, Gregory Pratt, Megan Crepeau, Rosemary Regina Sobol and Dawn Rhodes
    Two would-be robbers who were fatally shot at a liquor store in the Gresham neighborhood Saturday night have been identified as a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, authorities said. Keshawn Marzette, 15, of the 8300 block of South Throop Street, and William Larson, 17, of the same address, were pronounced dead on the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Autopsies Sunday determined both died of multiple gunshot wounds and their deaths were classified as homicides, the office said. The two were shot to death by a store employee about 8:30 p.m. when they tried to rob...
  • 2 would-be robbers shot to death at South Side liquor store: police

    01/10/2016 7:17:37 AM PST · by rellimpank · 72 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10 jan 2016 | Jeremy Gorner, Gregory Pratt and Megan Crepeau
    Two would-be robbers were fatally shot at a liquor store in the Gresham neighborhood Saturday night, sources said. The two were shot to death by a store employee about 8:30 p.m. when they tried to rob Z&S Food & Liquor in the 1300 block of West 87th Street, sources said. Citing preliminary information, authorities said two people walked into the store, and one of them hopped over the counter. That person hit the clerk standing behind the counter, while the other remained in front of the counter, authorities said. Meanwhile, a relative of the store owner heard a commotion upstairs...