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  • Gun control groups accused of ‘swatting’ open-carry permit holders..

    09/02/2015 5:11:29 AM PDT · by Envisioning · 39 replies
    Second Amendment groups are accusing the gun control lobby of putting law-abiding owners of firearms in danger by urging people to call the police on anyone carrying a gun in public. As more states relax rules about open-carrying of guns, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has taken to social media to urge the public to assume gun-toters are trouble, and to call the cops on anyone they feel may be a threat.
  • My daughter was killed on live television. I will do whatever it takes to end gun violence.

    09/01/2015 5:43:07 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 113 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 01 sept 2015 | Andy Parker
    Last Wednesday, my daughter Alison was brutally struck down in the prime of her life by a deranged gunman. Since then, I have stated in numerous interviews with local, national and international media that I plan to make my life's work trying to implement effective and reasonable safeguards against this happening again. In recent years we have witnessed similar tragedies unfold on TV: the shooting of a congresswoman in Arizona, the massacre of schoolchildren in Connecticut and of churchgoers in South Carolina. We have to ask ourselves: What do we need to do to stop this insanity? In my case,...
  • Mental Health and the 2nd Amendment - No Excuse For Gun Grab

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

    08/29/2015 5:09:19 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 29 aug 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Bernie Sanders' record skews way to the left on one issue after another: health care, taxes, campaign finance, international trade, abortion and the Iraq war. Gun control? Not so much. "Bernie Sanders, Gun Nut" was the headline in the liberal online publication Slate. After the Sandy Hook massacre, other progressives called for tough new restrictions on firearms, but Sanders disagreed. "If you passed the strongest gun control legislation tomorrow, I don't think it will have a profound effect on the tragedies we have seen," he said. Seeing violence live is a reality for too many kids Seeing violence live is...
  • Video from sentencing shows guns, threats against police

    08/29/2015 5:01:24 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 34 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 29 aug 2015 | John Diedrich
    A video played in a courtroom Friday reveals a dangerous midday scene on a Milwaukee street: young men brazenly waving guns and large stacks of cash before the camera, boasting about selling drugs and threatening to shoot at police if officers come down the stretch. Meanwhile, children can be seen sitting on a stoop watching the scene unfold at N. 32nd St. and W. Auer Ave. At the beginning of the video, a man with what appears to be a MAC-10 assault-style rifle slung around his neck says: "It's MAC-aroni time. Police gonna get shot at, too." There are no...
  • Editorial: Concealed gun law allowing questionable people to carry

    08/28/2015 5:45:30 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 21 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 28 aug 2015
    Two years after Illinois’ concealed-carry law went into effect, it’s time we took a hard look at whether people who are a danger to themselves or others are getting permits to carry hidden weapons. Under the law, even people who been arrested for violence are eligible to carry concealed weapons. The law leaves it up to local police to object if someone who shouldn’t be packing heat applies for a permit. But that extra safeguard apparently is not protecting us the way it should, at least in Cook County, whose residents account for about a quarter of the state’s concealed-carry...
  • More mass shootings occur in the U.S. than any other country (barf alert)

    08/28/2015 5:23:54 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 16 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 28 aug 2015 | Jen Christensen
    When a gunman opened fire Wednesday on two Virginia journalists and the woman they were interviewing on live TV, he was influenced by a long history of public mass killings throughout the country. Shooter Vester Lee Flanagan II said he admired mass shooters like those at Columbine High School in 1999 and Virginia Tech in 2007, and that he put down a deposit for a gun two days after the Charleston, South Carolina, church shooting in June. When it comes to gun massacres, the United States is tragically exceptional: There are more public mass shootings in the United States than...
  • How a Gun in a Purse Became a Permanent Ball and Chain

    08/28/2015 5:02:43 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 18 replies
    MSN ^ | 28 aug 2015 | jim dwyer
    At 27, Adele Langkil, mother of a 4-year-old son in Virginia, got her first extended break from her jobs as a single parent and waitress when her parents took the boy for a weekend. She spent a few days in New York. Refreshed, returning home to Virginia Beach, she checked her bag at La Guardia Airport. It was 1985 and airline screening was not as rigorous as it is today, but the authorities noted that there was a handgun in the luggage. “I was working as a waitress at night,” Ms. Langkil recalled Thursday. “A couple of people followed the...
  • At Virginia shooting, NRA, where were the good guys? (barf alert)

    08/27/2015 5:49:55 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 54 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 27 aug 2015 | Rex Huppke
    It was painfully easy, and just plain painful, to watch the country's latest high-profile shooting. This one was captured on live television as a gunman killed a news reporter and a cameraman and injured the woman they were interviewing. Within hours, a person believed to be the shooter tweeted what looked like a first-person video of the slayings. The staccato pops of the gunshots made my heart leap. The stories of the victims — Alison Parker, a 24-year-old reporter for a Roanoke, Va., television station, and Adam Ward, 27, a cameraman — made anyone with an ounce of humanity hurt.
  • Baltimore marks 211 homicides; mayor takes aim at gun control

    08/22/2015 5:51:21 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 59 replies
    BALTIMORE —Amid an unrelenting streak of violence, Baltimore's mayor said current gun laws miss the mark. The number of homicides in Baltimore reached 211 on Wednesday, matching the number for all of last year. The 211th homicide was recorded when police found the body of a man who was shot in a vacant house in the Penn-North neighborhood of west Baltimore, the same area hit by riots in April. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's political career may depend on getting the violence under control. She gave credit Wednesday to city police officers because arrests are back up to a normal pace. She...
  • Packing heat in Detroit: Motown residents answer police chief's call to arms

    08/22/2015 3:30:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | Aug. 21, 2015 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Detroit resident Darrell Standberry doesn't navigate streets of the Motor City without his licensed handgun, and it already has saved his life once. “I never leave home without my weapon,” he said. “You never know when or what you’ll encounter.” It was 2011, when Standberry stopped at a gas station on Six Mile Road after attending his son’s football practice. After filling up the tank of his SUV, he left the car running and went inside to pay, only to spot a man jumping in behind the wheel. “I went back over and told him to get out of my...
  • Why Shooting To Wound, Warn, Or Brandishing Is A Bad Idea

    08/21/2015 9:08:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    gunsnfreedom.com ^ | 8/20/2015 | unknown
    Prosecutors have another term for warning shots: attempted felonious assault, improper discharge of a firearm etc. Shooting someone in the leg rather than center mass is similarly misguided and will not evade serious felony charges. Similarly, pulling out a gun just to “defuse the situation” is a legal non-starter. Do not be tempted to do this. If the gun comes out of the holster, the gun owner had better be justified in immediately employing it fully. There is no such thing as a warning shot or shooting to wound. This will be construed as a miss, bad marksmanship and perhaps...
  • VANITY

    08/18/2015 11:55:00 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 25 replies
    18 aug 2015
    --was in the Walmart in Spearfish,South Dakota and noticed the lack of any "assault" weapons -aka "modern sporting rifles"--commented to the clerk that they must all be sold out. --reply was the "we don't sell them any more--orders from above"---I commented on how stupid a policy that was, suggested I was going to write them a letter--he agreed that "might help""----I am wondering if anyone else has seen this in their area---
  • Wisconsin has the power to reduce gun violence (barf alert)

    08/15/2015 4:26:20 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 30 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 15 aug 2015 | Nina Vinik
    How will we remember the summer of 2015? The past few months already have been marred by mass shootings in Charleston, Chattanooga and Lafayette. Homicides are on the rise in many cities, including Milwaukee. Every major city has experienced firearm deaths, holes in the hearts of its families and communities. Milwaukee's situation is stark. Homicides have more than doubled in the first half of 2015 compared with last year. According to the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission, 31 of Milwaukee's 300 fatal and nonfatal shooting victims were 17 or younger, such as 13-year-old Giovonnie Cameron, who was shot and killed in...
  • RAW FOOTAGE=> Protesters Flee When They See Ferguson Store Owner Is Packing Heat

    08/12/2015 2:01:50 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    gatewatypundit ^ | Aug 11, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    After being looted twice in the past year, the Ferguson Market and Liquor Store employees decided to take things into their own hands since the government failed. Video
  • FL League of Women Voters Opposes Arming College Women for Self-Defense

    08/08/2015 9:56:45 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/08/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On August 13 Florida League of Women Voters (FLWV) Gun Safety Committee chair Patti Brigham will hold a conference for leaders who oppose arming women and other law-abiding citizens on college campuses for self-defense. Brigham’s conference comes as Florida state senator Greg Evers (R-Baker) and representative Greg Steube (R-Sarasota) prepare to renew their push for women with concealed carry permits to be able to carry guns on college campuses for self-defense. Evers and Stuebe both offered bills that would have allowed women to arm themselves in 2015, and both bills were defeated by opposition from gun control groups geared toward...
  • NRA's Wayne LaPierre promises apocalypse now (barf alert)

    07/29/2015 5:05:51 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 29 july 2015 | Francis Wilkinson
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, R, who presides over a state with a high rate of gun violence and a low quality of gun laws, is shocked. "We never would've imagined it would've happened in Louisiana or Lafayette," he said after last week's movie theater shooting in Lafayette, La. Jindal responded with a kind of gunner jujitsu, calling for other states to emulate the sloppy standards of Louisiana, which has loose gun laws and has largely failed to supply mental health records to the criminal background check system, although a law signed by Jindal now requires it. Louisiana has the nation's...
  • Editorial: Make gun laws work the way they're supposed to

    07/28/2015 6:25:37 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 23 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 28 july 2015
    Half the guns used by criminals in Illinois gush in from states that do an even lousier job than Illinois of keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill. When a big city like Chicago is a national hub of the illegal drug trade — even El Chapo has competition in this town, as Sun-Times reporter Frank Main wrote Sunday — then stopping that flow of guns is essential. Now, finally, a leading voice of the Republican Party, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, on Sunday said what Chicago leaders have been saying for years: At least close...
  • Americans now know: More guns = less crime

    07/28/2015 5:15:25 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 6 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 28 july 2015 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Americans are increasingly convinced that owning a gun makes them safer. A new Rasmussen poll found that an overwhelming majority of Americans (68%) "feel safer in a neighborhood where guns are allowed." And a series of polls by Gallup, the Pew Research Center and ABC News and The Washington Post show similar results. But it isn't just what people say. They are clearly putting more stock in self-defense. Since 2007, the number of concealed-handgun permits has soared, from 4.6 million to 12.8 million. A new study by the Crime Prevention Research Center finds that a record 1.7 million permits have...
  • Gov. Doug Ducey arms Arizona National Guard after Tennessee shooting (another one!)

    07/22/2015 5:40:28 PM PDT · by Marie · 11 replies
    KTAR ^ | July 22, 2015 | KTAR Newsroom
    PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey signed an executive order Wednesday arming the Arizona National Guard in response to multiple shootings at military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee. "With the number of tragic shootings that have occurred on military installations in recent years, it's imperative that our soldiers and airmen -- people who put their lives on the line every day to protect our state and nation -- have at least the same level of self-defense as the citizens they're fighting for," Ducey said in a statement. Ducey's order will allow Guard personnel to carry weapons at Guard facilities and train them...
  • Milwaukee gun initiative is good step but more is needed

    07/25/2015 4:45:53 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 22 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 25 july 2015
    The initiative to curb gun violence in Milwaukee announced last week by state and local officials is a necessary and welcome step that may help reduce the sharp spike in homicides and shootings the city has experienced this year. Focusing on the aggressive prosecution of gun crimes, much like the successful Operation Ceasefire did when it was launched 15 years ago, this push should give authorities more of the the tools they need. The day the initiative was announced, Milwaukee matched its homicide total for all of last year with the death of a 17-year-old girl. While the total number...
  • 7th Circuit overturns Milwaukee gun conviction, say police stop improper

    07/22/2015 5:29:06 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 14 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 22 july 2015 | Bruce Vielmetti
    A federal appeals court has reversed a Milwaukee man's gun conviction and three year sentence, ruling that police unlawfully boxed him into an alley with their bicycles. The ruling -- the same day that law enforcement officials declared a new war on gun violence in Milwaukee”-- illustrates the kind of legal obstacles such an effort must overcome. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals opinion was written by Judge Anne Williams, and joined by Judge Richard Posner and U.S. District Judge Andrea Wood. In June 2013, Milwaukee officers Michael Michalski and Michael Flannery were bicycle patrol on the city’s north...
  • Guns on the bus: Still a bad idea

    07/20/2015 7:16:13 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 20 july 2015
    "Granny's got a gun" was the headline on the television news report the day Ramona Taylor-Kamate was mugged on a crowded bus in Detroit. Taylor-Kamate, then 56, told WJBK News that she struggled with the young man who grabbed her purse in January 2013. He tried to flee when the bus stopped, but she held on and followed him onto the sidewalk. When he reached for his boot, she thought he was going for a gun — so she pulled out her own pistol and fired 11 times. He escaped. Rauner OKs changes to concealed carry law as state gun...
  • This gun control tactic is hard to shoot down (barf alert)

    07/20/2015 7:04:43 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 8 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 20 july 2015
    Aside from picking office holders, Nevada voters next year will have the opportunity to help keep guns out of the wrong hands. Granted, we can’t always identify “the wrong hands” because many crimes are committed in the passion of the moment by first-time gun-wielders who might not fit the profile of a gunman-in-waiting. But as a society, we at least can try to weed out those people who, on the face of it, shouldn’t be allowed to carry a weapon. It’s an obvious group: felons, domestic abusers and the mentally ill who have been identified by the state as having...
  • .Hutchinson Orders Adjutant General To Arm Full-Time Military Personnel (ARK)

    07/18/2015 6:49:37 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 26 replies
    5 News Online ^ | 17 JUL 15 1700hrs | Curtis Lanning and Dillon Thomas
    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Following the shooting death of four Marines in Chattanooga, Gov. Asa Hutchinson has authorized Arkansas National Guard Adjutant General Mark Berry to arm full-time military personnel. The governor also ordered the Arkansas flag to be flown at half-staff on Monday (July 20), according to a news release. “Our hearts break at the news of another senseless act of violence and terror, this time out of Chattanooga,” Governor Hutchinson said. “Our prayers go out to all the families of the victims, especially the family of Staff Sgt. David Wyatt of Russellville, one of Arkansas’s own.” He continued, “I...
  • Plain Talk: John Wiley hit bull's-eye in critique of state's gun laws (barf alert)

    07/08/2015 5:48:51 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 26 replies
    Madison.com ^ | 8 july 2015 | Dave Zweifel
    If you didn't see retired UW-Madison chancellor John Wiley's Voice of the People contribution last week, you need to go back and read it. It succinctly describes the utter lunacy of our lax gun laws that, despite the protestations of the pro-gun fanatics, help make us the most violent nation in the world. That violence is expected to push the national gun death toll to more than 33,000 people this year, which would probably for the first time exceed the number of deaths in motor vehicle crashes throughout America. Wiley, a gun owner himself, is appalled that the state Legislature...
  • From Sandy Hook to Charleston to Chicago (barf alert)

    07/07/2015 5:48:27 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 07 july 2015
    When 20 schoolchildren, mostly first-graders, were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012, the nation renewed a fierce debate over gun laws. The slaughter of children, many of whom hid under desks and in closets to avoid a mad gunman stalking their hallways, seemed the tipping point for a sincere re-examination of state and federal gun laws. President Barack Obama proposed a broad agenda on firearms. But it was narrowed to legislation that would expand the requirements for criminal background checks of gun-buyers. As parents of Sandy Hook victims watched from the Senate gallery, even...
  • It wouldn’t hurt President Obama to continue to push for gun reform (barf alert)

    07/07/2015 5:27:30 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 7 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 7 july 2015 | Dan Thomasson
    As we continue to mourn the latest mass murder and the president has expressed the anger and frustration that most of us feel, we all can just settle back to wait for the next atrocity and the resulting worthless disingenuous rhetoric about changing the nation’s barbaric gun culture. Between now and then, this is certain: Nothing will alter the status quo and the victims will just be more martyred to the cause delivering us from the evil of the Second Amendment to the Constitution. If that seems unrelentingly cynical, it is justified by the refusal of American political and judicial...
  • Don’t Equate Same-Sex Marriage Decision with National Concealed Carry Reciprocity (NRA)

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

    07/03/2015 6:34:36 AM PDT · by ToxicMich · 47 replies
    "Most kids carry their cell phone in their back pocket, and if someone reaches for it, in my mind they're reaching for a gun," said Al Della Fave, a retired New Jersey state trooper and firearms instructor. Dellla Fave, a spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office in New Jersey, shared a Facebook (FB, Tech30) photo of the iPhone case that he found on a closed social media site for cops. A model poses with her phone tucked into her back pocket, and the protruding case looks like the handle of a semiautomatic compact pistol.
  • Details emerge in Northeast Las Vegas home invasion shootout

    07/02/2015 4:55:49 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 20 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 02 july 2015 | COLTON LOCHHEAD
    A 23-year-old man was able to fend off two intruders in his family’s home Tuesday morning, killing one and wounding the other, according to a police report released Wednesday. Just after 9 a.m. Tuesday, Tarneshia Harris, 29, also known as Tiffany Carter, and a male accomplice broke into a house in the 3800 block of King Palm Avenue, near Pecos and Alexander roads, while several people were home, according to the report. The duo initially tried a ruse to gain entry, police said. Harris knocked on the door of the house and told the 12-year-old boy who answered that her...
  • Commentary: Why Israel has lots of guns but few gun crimes (barf alert)

    06/30/2015 5:44:47 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 30 june 2015 | Daniel Gordis
    Early in 2002, as the Second Intifada was raging, guns — normally ubiquitous in Israeli society — were even more in evidence. In restaurants, at synagogue and especially on the street, you could see pistols stuck into men’s belts or pants. One of my wife’s closest friends kept a gun in her purse. Those were dangerous times in Israel. More than once, legally armed civilians killed or wounded terrorists in places as seemingly benign as the grocery store. I decided that I, too, should probably get a gun license, and promptly went to the appropriate government office to apply. Obama...
  • With Knife Murders Spiking After Gun Ban, UK Urges "Save A Life - Surrender Your Knife"

    06/28/2015 6:37:58 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 59 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6-28-15 | Tyler Durden
    Just a week ago, we noted the hard-working US government was drawing up plans for "knife regulations." Well, in The UK it appears to have already begun... As SHTFPlan.com's Mac Slavo warns, don't try to think this one through - the logica fail and sheer volume of absurdity might just make you sick if you do...For the UK – whose laws and policies all-too-often influence those of the U.S. – gun control isn’t enough. Probably nothing will ever be enough.Now a call to surrender knives, ongoing for years, is in full swing. Via Citizen Action: The right to bear arms...
  • Paul Fanlund: Flags may fall, but in Wisconsin, gun culture stands tall (barf alert)

    06/26/2015 4:59:42 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 12 replies
    Madison.com ^ | 26 june 2015 | Paul Fanlund
    David Barden, 7, loved to ride waves at the beach and make s’mores around a bonfire with his cousins. Jessica Rekos, 6, loved orca whales, playing with her two brothers and everything about horses. Both were killed by automatic weapons at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in 2012 along with 18 other students and six adult staff members.
  • The Right to be Free From Guns (barf alert)

    06/25/2015 4:59:36 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 40 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 25 june 2015 | E.J. Dionne,Jr.
    WASHINGTON -- Advocates of a saner approach to guns need a new strategy. We cannot go on like this, wringing our hands in frustration after every tragedy involving firearms. We said "Enough" after Sandy Hook. We thought the moment for action had come. Yet nothing happened. We are saying "Enough" after Charleston. But this time, we don't even expect anything to happen. What's needed is a long-term national effort to change popular attitudes toward handgun ownership. And we need to insist on protecting the rights of Americans who do not want to be anywhere near guns. None of this should...
  • Why is Obama giving up on gun laws?

    06/21/2015 7:04:33 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 21 june 2015 | Clarence Page
    Witnesses say the white gunman who killed nine people at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., was quite vocal about his motives: He wanted to kill black people. Sylvia Johnson, whose cousin the Rev. Clementa Pinckney was one of three ministers killed in the church, said a survivor of the horror told her the shooter muttered, "I have to do it. You rape our women and you're taking over our country. And you have to go." In Charleston, a slaughter in the sanctuary In Charleston, a slaughter in the sanctuary Facebook photos and other evidence suggest...
  • Handgun waiting period is still a good idea

    06/21/2015 6:47:59 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 40 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 21 june 2015 | Dana Wachs
    I am a lifelong hunter and gun owner. Until my father gave his shotgun to my oldest son at age 92, three generations of my family would hunt together. Like in so many Wisconsin families, the importance of gun safety and responsibility was a lesson I learned from my father and passed on to my children. Four decades ago, an important gun safety law was placed on the books in Wisconsin. On March 10, 1976, Gov. Patrick Lucey signed into law a bill, passed overwhelmingly by the Legislature, mandating that a buyer wait 48 hours after passing a background check...
  • Obama's shameful, phony gun control rhetoric in the wake of Charleston massacre

    06/19/2015 5:47:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/19/2015 | By Daniel John Sobieski
    If access to firearms were as easy as President Obama insisted in the aftermath of the South Carolina church massacre, Carol Bowne would be alive today. The 39-year-old New Jersey woman with a restraining order against an ex-boyfriend was murdered by that boyfriend while she waited for her application for a gun permit to wind its way through a process that takes at least two months to complete. But it wasn’t completed soon enough: The Berlin Township woman got a restraining order against a former boyfriend, installed security cameras and an alarm system to her home and began the...
  • Obama's shameful, phony gun control rhetoric in the wake of Charleston massacre

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

    06/18/2015 7:11:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 18, 2015 | Emma Roller
    The senator from Kentucky continues to takes the road less traveled through the GOP primaries.Sen. Rand Paul took a risk Thursday. Speaking to an audience of religious conservatives in the wake of a racially charged shooting in South Carolina, Paul delicately suggested that Republicans might want to start focusing on other parts of the Bill of Rights than the Second Amendment. "Everybody is for the Second Amendment. All 55 candidates running for president are for the Second Amendment—on our side," Paul told the crowd. "But the thing is that a lot of young people, that might not be their primary...
  • Obama on Charleston: It’s too easy to get guns in America

    06/18/2015 11:18:58 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 58 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 6/18 | Olly Knox
    President Barack Obama on Thursday expressed profound “sadness and anger” at the Charleston church shooting as well as deeply personal frustration that America’s political climate makes it virtually impossible for now to tighten restrictions on who can buy firearms. “We don’t have all the facts, but we do know that once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun,” Obama said in the White House briefing room, Vice President Joe Biden standing at his side.
  • CBS2 Exclusive: ATF To Join NYPD In Fighting New York City Gun Crimes

    06/16/2015 5:08:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    CBS NewYork ^ | June 15, 2015
    Security Expert: Feds Involved In Day-To-Day Busts Isn't Something Seen Every Day. Bullet-riddled windows, yellow crime scene tape, and evidence markers denoting where shell casings fell on the sidewalk are becoming all-too-familiar sights on New York City streets. Now in an unprecedented move, a federal agency is joining the effort to get gun crimes under control, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported Monday. Kramer is told it was a collective decision made by the federal government, the NYPD, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Those agencies are mounting a...
  • Why assault rifle sales are booming

    06/16/2015 5:00:54 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 61 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 16 june 2015 | Robert J. Spitzer
    "The most wanted gun in America" is what The New York Times dubbed the AR-15-style semiautomatic in February 2013. Even though assault weapons — guns originally designed for combat use and rapid fire — constitute only about 1% of all 300 million firearms in America, lately they've been flying off the shelves. Demand has outpaced production. Weapons like the AR-15 represent the leading edge of the gun debate. Successfully enacted on a limited basis at the national level in 1994, the assault weapons ban lapsed in 2004. After the Sandy Hook school shooting, a new ban was introduced in Congress,...
  • Pfleger and Jackson vs. the NRA

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

    06/12/2015 5:14:50 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 24 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 12 june 2015 | Ashley Luthern
    Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn has made no secret that he thinks criminals can and will obtain permits to carry hidden guns. Supporters of concealed carry say he's overreacting, and the vast majority of permit holders are law-abiding citizens. In between are permit holders like Darrail Smith, who has no prior criminal convictions but who police say has a habit of turning up at shooting and homicide scenes, serving as a human holster. It took months of police work before prosecutors had enough evidence to issue an unusual gun-related charge against him. How many more cases like Darrail Smith are...
  • Residents of upstate New York town arm themselves as police search area for 2 escaped prisoners

    06/10/2015 6:38:48 AM PDT · by HammerT · 23 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | June 9, 2015 | Edgar Sandoval , Glenn Blain , Corky Siemaszko
    Terrified residents of a small upstate New York town grabbed their shotguns Tuesday after the two killers who staged a dramatic escape from a nearby state prison were tracked to their burg. They armed themselves even as legions of cops and corrections officers descended on tiny Willsboro, N.Y. in hot pursuit of escaped convicts Richard Matt and David Sweat. “My husband I both have conceal carry (licenses) and we have our guns loaded and they’re here in the house,” said Teresa Sayward, a former Republican Assemblywoman whose farm is located near where the wanted men were spotted. “Hopefully we won’t...
  • Democrats push ban on plastic guns

    06/09/2015 8:52:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2015 | Jay LeBlanc
    Congressional Democrats are pushing legislation that would ban the production of guns made entirely of plastic, The Hill reported. The Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act, proposed in response to recent airport security lapses, would require firearms to contain enough metal to be detected.
  • Sen. Markey Pushes For $60M for CDC to Study ‘Epidemic of Gun Violence’

    06/09/2015 1:43:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 8, 2015 | 3:02 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Democratic lawmakers have introduced legislation to authorize $60 million in taxpayer money to go to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) for research on gun violence prevention. The measure, introduced last week, would give $10 million a year “for each of fiscal years 2016 through 2021 for the purpose of conducting or supporting research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention under the Public Health Service Act.” “The epidemic of gun violence in America is not preordained, it is preventable,” Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.) says in a press release. “In the 21st century, we should use research and advances in...
  • Gun ownership comes under fire

    06/09/2015 4:11:53 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 16 replies
    Gun control advocates, in their never-ending quest to take firearms from those who are licensed and trained to legally carry them, are trying to advance a bill in the House of Representatives introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y. But the bill itself stomps on constitutional rights, and Rep. Maloney’s arguments for it can be shot so full of holes that the legislation would look like a target at a shooting range. As reported by The Hill’s Lydia Wheeler, the Firearm Risk Protection Act, unveiled May 29, would require gun buyers to have liability insurance coverage before being allowed to purchase...
  • Sheriff Clarke Schools Rahmbo

    06/05/2015 10:17:47 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 5, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Chicago Mayor and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is famous for saying that a crisis is a terrible thing to waste since it allows you to do things you might not be able to get done except for the emotions of the moment spurring calls to action. Chicago’s bloody Memorial Day weekend, which saw a dozen people killed -- including a four-year-old-girl -- certainly proved no exception to Rahm’s Rule as he called for, wait for it, stricter gun control as he spoke at a luncheon honoring police officers for valor and service. “It’s not just about...