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  • Editorial: Weakness of gun laws goes on display in Cleveland

    07/15/2016 5:23:18 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 27 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 15 july 2016
    On the streets outside a national political convention, citizens should have the right to give thundering voice to issues they care about. But how free will any protesters feel to shout out their minds at the Republican National Convention next week if others who disagree take advantage of Ohio’s lax laws to tote powerful weapons outside the hall? Although many protesters no doubt will show up in Cleveland, we wonder how many will quietly stay home, unnerved at the thought of marching amid so much firepower. The chilling effect is a problem cropping up even at local community meetings across...
  • Man who tried to rob Waffle House with an AK-47 is shot by customer (Texas)

    07/13/2016 12:02:04 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 94 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 13, 2016 | Will Axford
    <p>A man with an AK-47 who robbed customers at a Waffle House in Texas is on life support after being shot by a customer with a licensed handgun.</p> <p>According to the DeSoto Police Department, Antione Cooper, 26, entered the restaurant in the 1500 block of North Beckley Avenue at 2:30 a.m. Thursday. Patrons at the Waffle House told police Cooper robbed several customers before leaving the restaurant and entering the parking lot.</p>
  • Open Carry in Dallas

    07/13/2016 8:41:14 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 25 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7-13-16 | Unkown
  • The NRA's internal revolt over Philando Castile (barf alert)

    07/10/2016 3:27:56 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10 jly 2016
    After a fatal shooting involving gun violence in Minnesota, it wasn't just gun control advocates criticizing the National Rifle Association. Some blowback, surprisingly, was coming from within the organization. People claiming to be lifelong members of the NRA challenged the group's stance on gun rights after the organization appeared to drag its feet in addressing the police-involved shooting in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, of Philando Castile, a law-abiding gun owner, which had already garnered national attention.
  • Why not just strip away all rights of those on watch lists?

    07/03/2016 4:19:58 AM PDT · by UpStateNY · 26 replies
    I’ve heard a lot lately about restricting those on the “terror watch list” or “no-fly list” from purchasing a firearm. I get the appeal, because no logical person wants to enable a bad person to do bad things. But if we’re going to restrict the Second Amendment for these people without due process, why stop at just one amendment if it means saving lives? Should people on a terror watch list be allowed to attend a suspected radicalized house of worship? Why allow them to congregate at all? Why is a person suspected of planning terror allowed to have a...
  • Editorial: A smarter way to stop habitual gun offenders

    07/02/2016 3:34:36 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 29 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 02 july 2016
    As police fanned out across the city Friday to guard against Fourth of July weekend shootings, a group including Illinois Sen. Kwame Raoul and Police Supt. Eddie T. Johnson announced a new effort to cut down on gun crime. Although the legislation has yet to be drawn up, the idea behind it — “presumptive guidelines” — looks to us like a smart way to keep the worst gun offenders off the streets for longer periods of time. It would crack down harder on gun crimes without stripping judges of all discretion — and that means it could pull enough votes...
  • Feingold misfiring on gun issue (former Wisconsin senator)

    06/30/2016 3:40:47 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 7 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 30 june 2016 | Christion Schneider
    ---(snip)--- "In fact, using agreement as a political cudgel is a strategy that persists. Last week, Democratic Senate candidate Russ Feingold slammed his opponent, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, as having a "shameful" approach on gun control. Earlier in the week, Johnson helped block a Senate proposal that would have barred individuals on federal terrorist watch lists from purchasing firearms — a measure that Johnson argued would deprive individuals of a constitutional right without due process. Yet in any typical year, Johnson's largest backer on that front would be... Russ Feingold. For years, Feingold has been a critic of banning gun...
  • Conservatives Will Get a Kick Out of Which Fast Food Joint Dems Called During Their Sit-In

    06/28/2016 9:15:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | 6/23/2016 | Conor Swanberg
    Democrats have been making a dramatic scene in the House this week by staging a “sit-in” with hopes to force a vote on further gun control laws, spurred by Omar Mateen’s attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando. But even politicians get a little hungry when they are busy sitting on the floor, so they decided to call for some delivery—and conservatives will probably get a kick out of what they ordered. TMZ caught interns bringing in a big cart of Chick-fil-A for the famished protesters.
  • Democrats go too far on guns

    06/28/2016 4:16:26 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 11 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 28 june 2016 | Ben Boychuk
    Once upon a time, Democrats would sit-in to press for civil rights. Today, they sit-in to take civil rights away. How else to describe the goal of last week's 24-hour sit-in by House Democrats? They took to the floor Wednesday demanding a vote on gun control legislation in the wake of last week's terrorist attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Gun ownership is a right. Due process of law is a right. The government needs to meet a very high threshold before denying citizens either one. Rep. John Lewis led the protest, which devolved into screaming matches early Thursday....
  • A good guy with a gun isn’t the answer (barf alert)

    06/26/2016 6:12:06 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 51 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 26 june 2016 | Angela Stroud
    It has happened again: another mass shooting. For those of us who have spent a lot of time in places like the Pulse night club, this mass murder is particularly painful. In a culture in which queer people are made to feel grateful for merely being tolerated, gay clubs are spaces where we are celebrated — safe havens that represent the opposite of repression and violence. To have that shattered by someone pledging allegiance to ISIS is an incomprehensible contradiction. It doesn't make any sense.
  • Sandy Hook Lead Investigator Maj. William Podgorski Dies Suddenly

    06/24/2016 6:37:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 88 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 21, 2014 | Tim Brown
    Connnecticut State Police Maj. William Podgorski, one of the lead investigator in the Sandy Hook shooting investigation, died earlier this week. Podgorski, 49, died on Monday following a brief illness and surgery. The illness was undisclosed ... Sometime after surgery on Friday, Podgorski was transferred to Yale-New Haven Hospital from another hospital, Grant said. He died there Monday morning surrounded by his family. ... Podgorski was not only a part of the Sandy Hook investigation, but also was a hero in the community he served. He was awarded the Lifesaving Award from the department in 2006 after he came upon...
  • Democrats End Sit-In After 25 Hours, Drawing Attention to Gun Control

    06/23/2016 11:27:40 AM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 23, 2016 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and EMMARIE HUETTEMAN
    House Democrats ended their 25-hour sit-in over gun control legislation on Thursday, a protest Speaker Paul D. Ryan labeled a high-profile stunt that undermined the basic institutions of government. Mr. Ryan said he was “not going to allow stunts like this to stop us from carrying out the people’s business.” He added, “This is about a publicity stunt and now a fund-raising scheme.” But on legislative business, it was Mr. Ryan who prevailed. He personally reclaimed control of the House, pounding his gavel and muscling through a major appropriations bill that included funding for combating the Zika virus, without debate.
  • Speaking different languages on gun control

    06/22/2016 4:37:11 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 15 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 22 jun 2016 | Christian Schneider
    We've all heard former Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan's admonition that "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." Yet the public debate about guns in America takes Moynihan's warning to the next level: Each side not only has its own facts, it has its own language. For instance, take the rush after the recent Orlando shootings to ban "assault" or "military-style" weapons like the AR-15 rifle. Gun control advocates immediately jumped to regulate sales of "automatic weapons" and "assault rifles" like the AR-15, which they deem too deadly for one individual to need. Scary stories about...
  • 3 Arrested With Multiple Loaded Guns, Knives, Body Armor at Holland Tunnel on Way to NYC

    06/21/2016 9:06:10 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 118 replies
    NBC NY ^ | 21 JUN 16 | By Pei-Sze Cheng and Jonathan Dienst
    Three people were arrested with multiple loaded guns, rifles and ballistic vests at the Holland Tunnel Tuesday when police stopped them for driving with a cracked windshield, authorities tell NBC 4 New York. The three individuals, two men in their 50s and a woman in her 20s who may be from Pennsylvania, were stopped on the New Jersey side of the tunnel around 8 a.m., authorities said. A search of their vehicle revealed the weapons cache. The guns seized included long-range weapons as well as handguns. A camouflage helmet with what appeared to be night goggles was also recovered.
  • Column: Orlando massacre has politicians offering remedies that are simple — and irrelevant

    06/19/2016 3:54:21 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 19 june 2016 | Steve Chapman
    (snip) Hillary Clinton interpreted the Orlando murders as proof of the need to ban the sale of "assault weapons," such as Mateen's Sig Sauer MCX. Her idea is beside the point for a couple of reasons. One is that 73 percent of mass shooters, according to a Congressional Research Service analysis, don't use such guns. Another is that her ban wouldn't prevent the sale of other semiautomatic guns that are functionally indistinguishable from the weapon the shooter used. Even if "assault weapons" were forbidden, terrorists have plenty of other firearms from which to choose. Outlawing "assault weapons" would no more...
  • Gun-buy ban for aiding terrorists?

    06/19/2016 3:07:16 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 28 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 19 june 2016 | Ira Stoll
    --(snip) Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California, introduced an amendment that would give the attorney general power to “deny the transfer of a firearm if the Attorney General determines, based on the totality of the circumstances, that the transferee represents a threat to public safety based on a reasonable suspicion that the transferee is engaged, or has been engaged, in conduct constituting, in preparation for, in aid of, or related to terrorism, or providing material support or resources therof.” This may be a bad idea for a variety of reasons.
  • In Israel, there's no 'right to bear arms' - and it works

    06/19/2016 2:03:45 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 46 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/6/16 | Ron Kampeas
    (JTA) Dirty, hot and exhausted Israeli soldiers waiting for their bus home from the army base tend, understandably, to be in a hurry to get on board. But when I was living in Israel during the first intifada, soldiers didn’t jostle to be first in line. Rather, the most coveted position was second. That’s because the bus driver had the right – under rules issued by the army and made clear to each armed soldier before she or he left the base – to order any soldier to sit in the front seat and remain alert. And the first one...
  • What to do about assault weapons (barf alert)

    06/16/2016 4:18:09 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 50 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 16 june 2016
    All guns kill. Some do so with horrifying efficiency. In Orlando early Sunday, a heavily armed madman opened fire on the crowd at a gay nightclub. The attack killed 49 people and wounded 53. It also reopened the tortured debate about gun ownership in America, where the Second Amendment protects the right to bear arms. In many states that protection translates into the ability to walk into a store, fill out minimal paperwork and leave with a military-style rifle.
  • Dems quietly slipping gun control into mental-health bill

    06/15/2016 10:13:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    WND ^ | 6/15/2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    Legislation already under fire for perceived anti-liberty language. A group of Democrats fueled by the Orlando LGBT nightclub murders committed by Omar Mateen – a Muslim who touted his allegiance to ISIS during a 9-1-1 call placed amid the shootings – are planning to slip a couple gun-control measures into a bill by Rep. Tim Murphy that’s supposed to focus on mental health. The bill, which is slated for House Energy and Commerce Committee consideration on Wednesday, was already under fire for perceived anti-liberty language... But the gun control measures are new, added just after the Orlando shootings that left...
  • Anti-Gun Zealots: Please Shut Up

    06/13/2016 9:38:45 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 17 replies
    Dr Hurd.com ^ | 12 JUN 16 | Dr. Hurd
    I already know the anti-gun zealots’ talking points on the Orlando gay nightclub tragedy. If it weren’t so tragic, it would be boring. You don’t need to turn on CNN, MSNBC, or turn to HuffPost. I can tell you what they’re saying: #1 “It’s a gun related tragedy. Guns kill people. If we outlawed guns, it would not be possible to kill people. So let’s outlaw guns, already. People have nothing to do with it; it’s all the gun’s fault. What are you, a racist?” # 2 [If domestic terrorism, insert the following here]: “You see? Hate is running through...
  • Ways United Methodists can take a stand against gun violence (UMC goes full retard on guns)

    06/13/2016 8:24:28 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 36 replies
    UMC website ^ | 13 JUNE 16 | A UMC.org Feature by Joe Iovino
    “Pray for Orlando" we read on Facebook and Twitter. Prayer is vitally important, but is there more we can do? As United Methodist Christians, we mourn with the victims and families of those wounded and killed in the shootings on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. We may even pray and wonder if anything could have been done to avert this heinous act. But should we do more? Is there anything that can be done to keep something similar from happening in the future? While we may not agree on a solution, many of us agree there is a problem....
  • Federal gun prosecutions fall, even as Milwaukee crime rises

    06/12/2016 4:15:56 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 4 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 12 june 2016 | John Diedrich and Kevin Crowe
    With shooting deaths soaring in Milwaukee, gun cases have swamped the county criminal courts, but there has been no similar spike in federal firearm prosecutions. In fact, the opposite occurred last year, according to new data analyzed by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The number of people sentenced in the Eastern District of Wisconsin primarily for federal firearms offenses fell to 46 in fiscal year 2015 — a 47% drop from the previous year, and a 10-year low, according to U.S. Sentencing Commission data. Federal gun prosecutions are down nationwide, but the drop here was one of the steepest among the...
  • Carrying guns: An issue for the Supreme Court and voters

    06/11/2016 5:05:55 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11 june 2016 | Steve Chapman
    If there is any issue that could intensify the emotions and raise the stakes in the 2016 presidential election, it's guns. That issue just got cranked up to 11. A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Second Amendment does not protect the right to carry a concealed firearm in public. Another appeals court has reached a somewhat different conclusion, and the question is bound eventually to demand the attention of the Supreme Court. On the general topic of gun rights, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump strongly differ. He got the endorsement of the National Rifle Association, and she won...
  • 9th Circuit: Americans Have No Right To Concealed Carry A Gun Outside Home

    06/09/2016 11:28:44 AM PDT · by russbart · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | AWR Hawkins
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is ruling in favor of California’s “good cause” requirement, saying the Second Amendment does not protect a right to carry a concealed gun in public. On February 13 2014 Breibart News reported that a panel of judges from the Ninth Circuit struck down California’s “good cause” requirement. Thereafter–under pressure from State Attorney Kamala Harris–the court announced that it would rehear the case en banc. Today that en banc ruling resulted in the “good cause” requirement being upheld and Americans being told they have not right to carry a concealed gun...
  • Plain Talk: Our senator provides ammo to gun crazies (barf alert)

    06/08/2016 5:21:07 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 7 replies
    Capital Times ^ | 08 june 2016 | Dave Sweifel
    Jenny Beth Martin, president and co-founder of the so-called Tea Party Patriots, outdid even herself with a recent column in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel insisting that Sen. Ron Johnson is standing in the way of letting President Obama take away your guns. Yes, that's still the mantra after all these years. Barack Obama really wanted to become president of the United States so he could send out troops (or someone) to grab your guns and hold you helpless against the forces of evil, which, of course, include the U.S. government. How is Ron Johnson standing in the way of Obama...
  • Connecticut's New Gun Grab Law Tramples 2nd Amendment Rights

    06/02/2016 10:39:01 AM PDT · by mericanpatriot · 27 replies
    Connecticut has a new anti-gun law. Governor Dannel Malloy signed the law that makes it illegal for any person subject to a temporary restraining order ("TRO") to possess a firearm of any sort. People subject to a temporary restraining order must surrender all firearms to the police within 24 hours or face jail time. The new law deprives citizens who have been convicted of no crime of their Constitutional rights without due process...
  • Turning Wisconsin orange on National Gun Violence Awareness Day (barf alert)

    06/02/2016 4:46:32 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 19 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 02 june 2016 | Jeri Bonavia
    After the shooting of 9-year-old Za'layia Jenkins, her family, friends and neighbors rallied and marched for peace. It was the children, though, who sent a particularly poignant, powerful message when they joined the rally-cry: "We're fighting for the right to grow up!" In a state where at least 408 children have been gunned down since 1999, we must listen to our children's urgent message, and we must take meaningful action. That is why today, the second-annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Wisconsinites from every corner of the state are joining caring people from across the country in rising up and...
  • What I discovered as a pro-gun-control member of the NRA (beyond barf alert)

    05/29/2016 5:05:02 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 35 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 29 may 2016 | Charles M. Madigan
    If the Republicans had nominated a skunk in the contest against Hillary Clinton, the National Rifle Association would have heartily embraced the odoriferous Mr. Stinky. A week ago, the NRA, which has millions of members and is eager to target congressional races in which guns are an issue, endorsed Donald Trump for president. He spoke, of course. Hand in the air for emphasis, he told the NRA that Clinton would try to "abolish" the Second Amendment. How does one "abolish" anything in the Constitution? It takes many steps. It's not going to happen. But that doesn't matter. It was what...
  • Audio Shows Katie Couric Documentary Deceptively Edited Interview with Pro-Gun Activists

    05/25/2016 4:20:24 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5-25-16 | Stephen Gutowski
    The makers of a new Katie Couric documentary on gun violence deceptively edited an interview between Couric and a group of gun rights activists in an apparent attempt to embarrass the activists, an audio recording of the full interview shows. At the 21:48 mark of Under the Gun a scene of Katie Couric interviewing members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a gun rights organization, is shown. Couric can be heard in the interview asking activists from the group, “If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?” The...
  • It’s too easy for legal guns to get into illegal hands (barf alert)

    05/24/2016 9:14:45 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 16 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 24 may 2016
    Just how easy it is for a legally owned gun to turn into a crime gun — and how hard it is to trace the path — was made clear in Sunday’s Sun-Times as Frank Main reported how a gun stolen from an ex-Chicago cop was used to shoot three Chicago Police officers on the West Side. The ex-cop kept a .40 caliber Glock Model 22 handgun at a relative’s home in unincorporated Palatine until, police said, it was stolen by a cable TV installer who said he put it into his company truck. From there it somehow traveled to...
  • New Fast and Furious emails show Obama administration obstructing Congress

    05/23/2016 12:17:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2016 | Rick Moran
    The lid may finally blow off the Fast and Furious cover-up by the Obama administration, as a federal judge ordered the release of thousands of emails showing how then-attorney general Eric Holder obstructed, stonewalled, and misdirected congressional investigators looking into the program. People in the Nixon administration went to jail for less. ... The documents reveal how senior Justice Department officials — including Attorney General Holder — intensely followed and managed an effort to carefully limit and obstruct the information produced to Congress,” he asserted. They also indict Holder deputy Lanny Breuer, an old Clinton hand, who had to step...
  • I have a MAJOR announcement to share with y’all…

    05/21/2016 12:36:34 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 67 replies
    Written by Allen West on May 21, 2016 : on this day I am honored to say I have been elected for a three-year term to the NRA Board of Directors.
  • David Clarke tells NRA: Be wary of 'freedom-loathing gun-haters'

    05/21/2016 5:54:04 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 10 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 21 may 2016 | Kirsten Clark
    Louisville, Ky. — Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke's message to those attending Friday's NRA-ILA Leadership Forum was in part cautionary: Be wary of "freedom-loathing gun-haters." "Don't be misled by phony sloganeering like 'common sense gun legislation' or 'smart guns,'" he said. "There is nothing smart about what they are up to, as you and I both know. None of this crap will reduce violence, suicides or mass shootings." The crowd erupted in applause several times during Clarke's talk, which was one in a nearly four-hour-long series of speeches from pro-gun heavyweights and politicians like presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump and...
  • #guns - Over 100,000 #veterans have been deprived of right to keep and bear arms by Obama admin

    05/18/2016 6:43:34 PM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 31 replies
    Compleat Advocate ^ | May 18, 2016 | Sen. Chuck Grassley
    ... There appears to be a troubling trend within the VA. As of December 2015, almost 99 percent of the names listed on the 'mental defective' category for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, otherwise known as the national gun-ban list, are from the Veterans Administration. Once a person's name is on that list, they are banned from owning or possessing a firearm. Their Second Amendment rights are completely null and void...
  • Hillary Clinton’s anti-gun agenda would backfire fast

    05/12/2016 3:44:08 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 28 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 12 may 2016 | J.D. Tuccile
    “Yesterday, once again, this time horrifically on live television,” says Hillary Clinton in a video on her presidential campaign website, “we saw the terrible consequences of gun violence.” As it turns out, Clinton is not talking about civilian deaths from drone strikes or bombing raids on hospitals by the U.S. government, but about a criminal shooting spree in the United States. Sure enough, the Washington Postpointed out last week that one of Clinton’s signature issues heading into the general election is tightening restrictions on the ownership and use of guns by Americans.
  • Gun violence gets more nuanced, probing coverage (barf alert)

    05/08/2016 4:48:58 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 14 replies
    Capital Times ^ | 08 may 2016 | LYNN ELBER
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Media attention to gun violence tends to be doled out in predictable, limited ways: when a mass shooting happens, when the anniversary of such a tragedy is marked or when the use of deadly force by law enforcement or citizens is questioned. But the headline-driven nature of the coverage is starting to shift, with documentary filmmakers, TV networks and others attempting to reach beyond the heat and anger of the moment in search of more nuanced — and sometimes more pointed — scrutiny of a crucial American issue. With "Armed in America," PBS is giving over...
  • Repairing Oklahoman's Right to Arms

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

    04/30/2016 3:59:52 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 22 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...