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  • Former White House staff emails reveal thoughts amid one of the nation’s school tragedy

    05/23/2018 11:44:09 AM PDT · by MNDude · 16 replies
    When tragedy struck a Newtown, Connecticut community five and a half years ago, an unimaginable nightmare unfolded while the country looked on in horror. During a roughly 10 minute period, the native Chicagoans exchanged seven messages two days following the massacre, in which Mayor Emanuel, who had previously served as President Barrack Obama’s chief of staff, advised Secretary Duncan on what position he should take on the Sandy Hook shootings. At 6:57PM EST on December 16, 2012, Duncan wrote to Emanuel in a message titled “CT shootings.” Duncan asked the Chicago mayor, “What are your thoughts?” Five minutes later, Emanuel...
  • REMINDER: FBI COVERED UP BERNIE SUPPORTER'S MASS SHOOTING OF REPUBLICANS

    05/14/2018 10:05:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | May 14, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    mass shooting of congressional Republicans... many lawmakers are mad, or frustrated, or saddened, at how quickly the story disappeared from the headlines given that the shooter, James T. Hodgkinson, targeted Republicans... Hodgkinson carried a list of names of lawmakers in his pocket: ... The list included their office numbers and short physical descriptions. He’d recorded video of the field in April of of that year — a sign, the prosecutor wrote in his official report, that Hodgkinson “had already selected Simpson field as a potential target as early as April 2017.” His social media was filled with Bernie and anti-Republican...
  • The bill arrived, and here's how much the NRA convention and Trump visit cost Dallas police

    05/12/2018 10:45:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | 5/11/2018 | Naheed Rajwani
    The National Rifle Association's annual convention last weekend cost Dallas police $575,000, the city manager said on Thursday. The NRA spent $150,000 on 400 off-duty officers who patrolled the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and its perimeter starting last Thursday through Sunday. Dallas' $575,000 bill includes security and traffic control for rallies, protests and President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Dallas to speak at the convention, City Manager T.C. Broadnax said.
  • Oklahoma gov vetoes bill allowing adults to carry guns without a permit

    05/11/2018 9:08:10 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/11/18 | John Bowden
    Oklahoma's Republican Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday vetoed a bill supported by the National Rifle Association (NRA) that would have allowed state residents to carry a firearm without a permit or training. "I believe the firearms laws we currently have in place are effective, appropriate and minimal," Fallin said in announcing her veto of Senate Bill 1212, which would have removed the requirement for Oklahoma residents to complete a training course and demonstrate competency with a firearm before carrying in public. The governor argued that the bill would have taken away the ability of the state's law enforcement personnel to...
  • Chinese business owners, fearful of being robbed, are turning to guns for protection

    05/08/2018 11:42:05 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 33 replies
    Durham Herald Sun ^ | May 08, 2018 02:11 PM | Colin Warren-Hicks
    Raleigh When closing time nears, local Chinese restaurant owners say they must quickly decide whether to greet people approaching the entrance doors with a welcoming smile or a drawn gun. Their fears continue after they lock up for the night, checking their rear-view mirrors for headlights as they drive home. They want to make sure robbers aren't following them. Dozens of Chinese business owners in the Triangle say they have felt targeted by thieves for so long that they have turned to firearms, including AR-15 assault-style rifles, to defend their livelihoods and their families. About 100 small-business owners have banned...
  • Illinois counties form 'sanctuaries' for gun owners to thwart state's push for gun control

    05/07/2018 5:53:31 AM PDT · by ThunderSleeps · 11 replies
    Fox News Online ^ | 5/7/2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Multiple rural Illinois counties have passed resolutions establishing a so-called “sanctuary” for gun owners in a bid to thwart the state legislature’s efforts to enact stricter gun control.
  • Why Science and Experience Command That You Buy an “Assault Rifle”

    05/07/2018 12:22:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2018 | Kurt SChlichter
    It must be nice walking through life believing that the paradise the founders built here in North America is the natural state of man, and that we can therefore forgo the difficult and dangerous tasks associated with defending it. But some of us don’t have the luxury of illusions. We know that peace and civilization are not the natural state of man, and that the black swan events that we have somehow convinced ourselves could never happen do happen with startling regularity. And this is why you should buy guns and ammunition.Specifically, you should own, at a minimum, a modern...
  • Commentary: Want to understand gun owners? Watch their videos

    05/05/2018 5:35:43 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 21 replies
    Chicago Tribune via Madison.com ^ | 5 may 2018 | Connie Hassett-Walker
    It was an ordinary day in 2011 when I found myself watching a YouTube video of a gun owner making a semiautomatic rifle discharge bullets rapidly, as if it were an automatic weapon. My gun-owning husband watches firearms videos like this one, however, I had never seen one. Intrigued, I sat down on the couch to absorb the imagery. Hooking his thumb through the belt loop of his pants, the YouTuber demonstrated how pushing the gun forward, rather than pulling the trigger, allowed the gun's recoil to "keep the gun going." In other words, he was bump firing his rifle.
  • Man toted AR-15 in Abington to 'gauge the political climate,' police chief says [PA]

    05/02/2018 8:21:41 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 13 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 5/1/2018 | Erin McCarthy & Joseph A. Gambardello
    Police first encountered the man walking the streets of Abington with an AR-15 rifle slung across his back around 8:30 p.m. Friday. In talking with officers that night, he gave only his first name and explained that he “wanted to educate the public about his right to carry this weapon,” Abington Township Police Chief Patrick Molloy said. “He also wanted to gauge the political climate of Abington Township.” When that same man resurfaced Monday afternoon, carrying the same type of semiautomatic weapon through the North Hills, Ardsley, Glenside, and Abington Shopping Center sections of the township, residents became alarmed. Sightings...
  • 31 bullets: A Chicago Sun-Times campaign to end gun violence (barf alert)

    04/30/2018 5:49:29 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 29 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 30 apr 2018
    --(snip) The filmmakers then follow the seven teachers on a visit to a gun range. One teacher is a military combat veteran, while several others have never touched a gun in their lives. They shoot this gun and that gun, carefully supervised by a pro, trying to hit a target shaped like a person. They cry out when the gun recoils and flinch when an empty shell ejects. Is this an appropriate classroom role for a teacher? (snip)
  • Mock Shooting Alarms Crowd, Triggers Police Response At Movie Theater In CT

    04/25/2018 8:20:19 AM PDT · by yoe · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | April 24, 2018 | Tony Aiello
    STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – The sound of gunfire and someone shouting “Everybody down, everybody” shocked moviegoers sitting in the lobby of the Bow Tie Majestic 6 movie theaters Sunday night, but the incident appears to have been a juvenile prank. Five children ranging in ages from 10 to 16 were arrested and face both criminal charges and potential school disciplinary action after police say they used toy cap guns to stage the mock attack in Stamford, reports CBS2’s Tony Aiello. Police say three members of the group had noisy toy guns and fired them in the theater while shouting “everyone...
  • Wyoming district allows armed staff in area cited by DeVos

    04/17/2018 10:44:46 PM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 17 Apr 2018 | MEAD GRUVER
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming school district where U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos suggested that teachers might need to be armed to protect children from grizzly bears voted Tuesday on doing just that, though concerns about school shootings worry parents more than the possibility of big bruins on the prowl. The 4-2 vote by the Park County School District No. 6 board in the town of Cody near Yellowstone National Park came after more than six months of discussion and debate. Under the proposed policy...
  • Michigan Supreme Court to Hear Open Carry in Schools Case

    04/16/2018 2:04:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Michigan law protects the right of people with carry permits to openly carry guns in schools. The law also preempts local government entities from creating local laws and regulations that violate the state laws. People with carry permits are more law abiding than police officers. They make schools more safe, not less safe. Some school officials are perfectly willing to have law enforcement officers openly carry in schools, but not parents with carry permits. From foxonline.com: “Obviously, we don’t believe that individuals should open carry in our school unless they are uniformed officers of law enforcement,” says Fletcher Spears...
  • Bank of America will no longer lend to companies that make ‘military-style’ weapons

    04/11/2018 5:48:16 AM PDT · by ptsal · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 04-10-2018 | Victor Morton
    Bank of America officially took sides in America’s gun debate Tuesday, announcing it would no longer make loans to companies that make “military-style” weapons. The second-biggest U.S. bank announced Tuesday that it would drop current loan-customers Vista Outdoors, Remington and Sturm Ruger, and blackball any other manufacturer of assault weapons. Bank of America Vice Chairman Anne Finucanetold Bloomberg TV on Tuesday her bank has told those companies “it’s not our intent to underwrite or finance military-style firearms.” “We have had intense conversations over the last few months,” Ms. Finucane told Bloomberg, a network founded by tycoon and gun-control-financier Michael R....
  • Background check supporters should blame themselves

    04/07/2018 2:50:04 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 11 replies
    Backers of Question 1, which mandated background checks on private-party gun sales, have spent the past 15 months complaining that state officials have failed to implement the initiative. They’ve pointed fingers at everyone involved except the guilty party — themselves. A recent letter from Gov. Brian Sandoval’s office confirmed this yet again. Last week, Gov. Sandoval’s office sent FBI officials a letter thanking them for agreeing to discuss implementing Question 1, which voters narrowly approved in November 2016. The initiative required private-party gun buyers to obtain an FBI background check. After that election, Gov. Sandoval’s office asked then-President Barack Obama’s...
  • Boulder City Council considering Ordinance 8245: adding additional firearm regulations

    03/31/2018 4:35:56 PM PDT · by flamberge · 34 replies
    Official Boulder City Council Meeting Notification | 3/31/2018 | self
    Boulder City Council is considering: Ordinance 8245: adding additional firearm regulations to the Boulder Revised Code MEETING DATE: April 5, 2018 AGENDA TITLE Introduction, first reading and consideration of a motion to order published by title only: Ordinance 8245 adding additional firearm regulations to the Boulder Revised Code PRIMARY STAFF CONTACT Thomas Carr, City Attorney, 303-441-3020 REQUESTED ACTION OR MOTION LANGUAGE Motion to introduce and order published by title only Ordinance 8245 imposing additional firearm restrictions in the city of Boulder and setting forth related details ATTACHMENTS: Description Memo and Attachments
  • Gun Grab - Boil the Frog Scenario

    03/26/2018 6:41:15 PM PDT · by Moe-Patrick · 34 replies
    3/26/18 | self
    Politicians can pass legislation to ban manufacturing of specific weapon. No confiscation of existing weapon. Public stays calm. Politicians pass legislation to confiscate specific weapon. Some (sheeple) comply. Months later, letters are sent to gun owners requesting compliance. Some comply. Months later, letters threatening fines are sent. Some comply. Months later, warrants are issued and your traffic violation results in a jail cell to which turning in your gun eliminates the fines and jail time. Some comply. By slowly and discreetly draining individuals financially and emotionally for compliance.....boiling the frog.
  • NC Democratic Sheriff Candidate Jokes About Killing Gun Owners

    03/26/2018 12:43:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Once again, we’re reminded how the Left just hates us, and that they can’t be trusted on gun control. Enough with the lies that they just want common sense gun control. They either want to lay down the foundation to ban and confiscate guns, or they just want to kill you—or at least joke about it. In North Carolina, a Democrat running for sheriff joked about just that during a meeting with Moms Demand Action. The race is in Buncombe County (via NTK Network): Video Democrat Daryl Fisher, a candidate for Buncombe County Sheriff in North Carolina, joked that he...
  • Some Wisconsin gun owners believe it's time to put more limits on guns (barf alert)

    03/25/2018 7:25:05 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 49 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 25 march 2018 | Craig Gilbert
    PRAIRIE DU SAC - Jeff Recob is a gun owner, National Rifle Association member and small businessman who sells ammunition, gear and gun supplies to target shooters. He also thinks it’s time for his side to give a little in the gun debate. “As far as I’m concerned, we’d better be ready to give something up now. I’m talking about us as NRA members and the gun-owner community,” said Recob, interviewed at his family business, Recob’s Target Shop, just weeks after a Florida high school massacre set off a new round in the country’s unflagging gun debate. “Hopefully, the NRA...
  • 3 Data Points That Crush The Gun Control March

    03/22/2018 9:42:04 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 15 replies
    As we head into another energy-draining, media-drenched, wrong-headed protest by angry liberals in this weekend’s highly publicized anti-gun march in Washington, responding to the salvos of misinformation becomes a real challenge. Those who understand and appreciate the Second Amendment and the Constitution — which does not include large numbers of protesters — should be armed with a few basic facts that really do make the entire anti-gun histrionics case go ker-splat! These are important because whether it is the school kids or the activists or the media, the people driving this narrative are rarely if ever confronted with contextual facts....