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  • 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...
  • Open Carry in Lordsburg, NM

    05/21/2015 9:08:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 5/21/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On my way to the NRA annual meeting, I passed through Lordburg, New Mexico on I-10. It is a convenient place to fuel the truck and myself, so I pulled into a truck stop to grab a sandwich. Open carry is protected by the New Mexico Constitution. I was carrying a Glock 17 (9mm for those who have not kept up with Glock nomenclature). The young woman behind the counter had a streak of purple hair, multiple piercings, a sizable tattoo on her right forearm, and was friendly, courteous, helpful, efficient and pleasant to speak with. I could not ask...
  • Coordinate efforts to curb gun violence

    As the toll from shootings continues to increase in Milwaukee — including 11 people injured in seven separate shootings over the weekend — state Sen. Nikiya Harris Dodd is asking the community to not forget about the grass-roots efforts in the neighborhoods most affected by the violence. And she's right. Those efforts are critical; if neighbors don't work together to take back their neighborhoods block by block those neighborhoods have little chance of becoming safer places. That work is happening in many city neighborhoods; Harris Dodd pointed to several such efforts in a meeting with the Editorial Board on Monday,...
  • Report calls for elimination of ATF

    05/19/2015 4:59:27 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 19 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 19 may 2015 | John Diedrich
    The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, charged with enforcing the nation's gun laws and regulating the firearms industry, has been so hobbled by high-profile operational failures, internal dysfunction and external limits on its authority that the agency should be eliminated and merged into the FBI, a new report concludes. The report, by the left-leaning Center for American Progress, comes in the wake of a bill by U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) that seeks to dissolve the agency and move its law enforcement and gun industry regulatory functions into the FBI and other agencies. The bill and the...
  • Pope Francis: Arms Manufacturing Is ‘Industry of Death’

    05/11/2015 8:43:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 11 May 2015 07:09 PM | Cathy Burke
    Outspoken Pope Francis is taking on the arms industry, lashing out at the “industry of death”—and condemning those who “live off war.” The remarks came Monday in response to a question from one of the 7,000 teachers, parents and children participating in an audience with the Pontiff, ANSA reports. “This is serious,” Francis said. “Some powerful people make their living with the production of arms. It’s the industry of death.” […] “When we see that everything revolves around money—the economic system revolves around money and not around the person, men and women, but money—so much is sacrificed and war is...
  • How a public health approach can help curb violence (barf alert)

    05/08/2015 5:47:43 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 15 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 08 may 2015
    On average each day in America, 85 people die from injuries related to guns. Amid a "violent spring in Milwaukee" come new calls for public health approaches to address persistent gun violence, as Journal Sentinel columnist James Causey did in his April 26 column "I'm not satisfied with just enough". are safe; preparing for quick, strong responses to disasters; improving birth outcomes and reducing chronic disease. How does a public health approach work? Public health practice focuses on prevention. We shape programs, policies and products to promote health and wellness, and protect the public from dangerous exposures. And if already...
  • GOA - Secret Deal Could Contain a Myriad of Gun Restrictions, Ammo Bans!

    05/07/2015 12:19:44 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    Gunowners.org ^ | Gun Owners of America
    ACTION: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Orrin Hatch may soon give the President authority to write gun control restrictions into a “trade agreement.” So click here to contact your Senators –- whether they are liberal or conservative. Urge them to vote against the anti-gun “fast track” bill (S. 995). Will UN-style gun control be rammed down our throats? Gun import bans ... Microstamping of firearms ... Ammunition bans ... The full implementation of the anti-gun UN Arms Trade Treaty ... Illegal amnesty which locks in millions of new, anti-gun voters.This anti-gun wish list could be part of the...
  • Designer of 3-D-printed gun challenges feds to Constitutional duel

    05/07/2015 10:22:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 07, 2015
    Cody Wilson had a vision to forward the digital revolution by creating the nation’s first firearm on a 3-D printer, and, taking a page from WikiLeaks, share the blueprints with the world via the Internet in what he called the “Wiki Weapons project.” Now he is suing the federal government in hopes of keeping his dream on target - and staying out of prison. Wilson was so taken with the idea, he dropped out of law school and designed "The Liberator," the nation’s first pistol built exclusively on a 3-D printer, consisting of 12 separate parts made from plastic and...
  • Give the public access to concealed carry data (barf alert)

    In a recent meeting with the Journal Sentinel Editorial Board and reporters and editors, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett noted that shooting incidents in Milwaukee have been rising every year since the concealed carry law was passed in 2011. Fellow columnist Christian Schneider wrote in the Journal Sentinel's April 5 Crossroads section: "Yet nearly four years later, nearly 250,000 concealed carry licenses have been issued, and one would be hard-pressed to notice any difference in the state," at least in terms of crime statistics for violent crimes and murders. I have no reason to doubt either statement, but the fact is...
  • Gov. Scott Walker, Mayor Tom Barrett: Call a summit on crime

    04/26/2015 10:06:05 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 21 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 26 apr 2015
    In a series of meetings in recent days, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Police Chief Edward Flynn have challenged state and community leaders to launch a conversation to address the gun violence that has hammered some of the city's most troubled neighborhoods this spring. With 46 homicides as of Friday (a 170% increase over last year), violence has reached a level that no one in the city — or the state — should tolerate. Barrett and Flynn make a good point. We think Flynn has a sound targeted, data-driven strategy that can and has worked, at least until this spring,...
  • David Hemenway: The science on guns is settled (barf alert) s

    04/26/2015 10:01:31 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 26 replies
    Madison.com ^ | 26 apr 2015 | David Hemenway
    After the Sandy Hook tragedy, reporters often called me to ask for information on firearms. They wanted to know whether strong gun laws reduced homicide rates (I said they did); and, conversely, whether permissive gun laws lowered crime rates overall (I said they did not). I discovered that in their news articles journalists would write that I said one thing while some other firearms researcher said the opposite. This “he said, she said” reporting annoyed me, because I knew that the scientific evidence was on my side. After the Sandy Hook tragedy, reporters often called me to ask for information...
  • We all have a stake in reducing violence (barf alert)

    04/25/2015 5:34:40 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 10 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 25 apr 2015 | Tom Barrett
    Last Sunday, I attended the wake for Archie R. Brown Jr., who was gunned down after tragically hitting and killing 2-year-old Damani Terry. Later in the week, I attended the wake for Terry, his 15-year-old brother, Rasheed Chiles, and their uncle Ricky Chiles Jr. I saw two families who were absolutely devastated by a horrible accident and senseless violence. As a community, we must do more to reduce the epidemic of gun violence. We are all affected and it's going to take all of us to make real and lasting change. I will continue to advocate for common sense modifications...
  • Home schooling was focus of Child Protection investigation, N.J. family says

    04/24/2015 11:00:15 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 51 replies
    NJ.com ^ | April 10, 2015 | Emily Cummins
    BELVIDERE—A Warren County family is suing the state's Division of Child Protection and Permanency for alleged unconstitutional home intrusion and civil rights violations. Christopher Zimmer and his wife Nicole, of Belvidere, filed a civil rights complaint in United States District Court in Trenton yesterday against DCP&P, a DCP&P supervisor and one of its case workers for an alleged "unlawful and unconstitutional home intrusion of their home." "I won't forget that morning for a long, long time," said Mr. Zimmer, thinking back to a Tuesday morning in January that began with a caseworker pounding on their door. .... Mr. Zimmer said...
  • Toy Guns in America: The 1950s Versus Today

    04/12/2015 2:38:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Check out this old toy gun commercial from the 1950s or '60s and compare it to how children who play with toy guns (or even their own food or fingers fashioned like a gun) are treated today. Do you think kids today are going to want to uphold their 2nd Amendment rights after they are terrorized and suspended or expelled by their schools for chewing a breakfast tart into an L-shape or being forced at age five to undergo a psych eval for bringing a Hello Kitty bubble gun to class? Others not included here are a kid who was...
  • Keep Wisconsin's 48-hour waiting period for handgun buys (barf alert)

    04/22/2015 5:22:45 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 14 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 22 apr 2o15
    The National Rifle Association will not rest until every American is fully armed — all supposedly in the name of Second Amendment rights. And now Wisconsin Republicans stand ready to help the NRA in its mission by repealing a reasonable law that requires a two-day wait before a handgun can be purchased. Repealing the law is a terrible idea. But the state Senate passed a bill that would do that on Tuesday, and the bill appears likely to pass the Assembly and be signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker, who campaigned at the NRA's national convention earlier this month....
  • Vote to scrap wait period for handgun purchases comes after surge in Wisconsin gun violence

    04/21/2015 4:49:16 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 9 replies
    Madison.com ^ | 21 apr 2015 | Jesse Opoien
    State senators will take up on Tuesday a proposal to eliminate Wisconsin's 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases. But in the wake of a recent surge of gun violence in Milwaukee, Rep. Mandela Barnes, D-Milwaukee, says the timing "couldn't be worse." A Senate vote is the last step between the bill and Gov. Scott Walker's desk. The governor has signaled his intentions to sign it into law. Under current law, adopted in 1976, anyone attempting to purchase a handgun cannot acquire it until 48 hours after a background check has been started. If the Department of Justice needs more time...
  • Texas set to approve open carry of handguns, seen as win for gun-rights activists

    04/18/2015 6:14:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 18, 2015
    Texas is poised to become the largest state in the U.S. to allow citizens to openly carry handguns, a change long sought by gun-rights activists. The Texas House of Representatives on Friday voted 96-35 to allow residents with concealed-handgun licenses to openly carry their guns in public in holsters. A similar open-carry measure passed the Texas Senate last month; the two open-carry bills must be squared before being sent to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who has indicated support for the idea. In contrast to its reputation for being permissive on firearms, Texas is one of six states, including California, New...
  • Note to NRA: We are not a nation under violent siege(barf alert)

    04/17/2015 6:01:08 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 17 apr 2015 | Francis Wilkinson
    Last weekend’s National Rifle Association annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., had something for everyone. For mainstream NRA members, there were guns aplenty. For the gullible, there was a discussion of “no-go zones” U.S. neighborhoods living under the iron hijab of the Sharia, or Islamic law. For liberals and gun-regulation advocates, there was seemingly endless fodder for snark. There may even have been an answer to a crucial question: Why now? Why are gun-industry sales so robust, and the gun movement so militant, at this particular moment? Sure, the U.S. Supreme Court emboldened the movement with its 2008 decision in District...
  • Rand Paul is too strong on the Second Amendment, according to the NRA

    04/09/2015 8:58:58 PM PDT · by Plummz · 42 replies
    Red State ^ | Red State
    The NRA’s annual convention is coming up. They invited possible/announced 2016 candidates Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Scott Walker, and Jeb Bush. Two people they didn’t invite: Chris Christie and Rand Paul. It is not surprising that the New Jersey moderate was not invited. But the lack of an invitation for Paul stands out.The Daily Beast reports that Paul did request an invitation to the convention, but was denied: However, a source with knowledge of Paul’s dealings with the NRA said the claim that he did not request an invitation to the convention was “not true.”Further, the...
  • Gun deaths involving children are devastating. The NRA has no idea what (snip) (barf alert)

    04/09/2015 6:01:17 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 50 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 09 apr 2015 | Nathan J. Robinson
    As the National Rifle Association’s annual conference hits Nashville this weekend with 70,000 expected attendees, the organization has good reason to be upbeat. For another year, it has succeeded in stalling legislative attempts at moderate gun controls, rolling back existing state regulations and winning media battles. But there’s a looming question that should be seriously concerning the NRA and its supporters: how to reconcile the organization’s agenda with new evidence on the prevalence of gun accidents involving children.
  • Concealed carry predictions way off target

    04/06/2015 5:03:27 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 10 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 06-apr-2015 | Christian Schneider
    When the Wisconsin Senate gathered in June of 2011 to take up a bill allowing the state's citizens to carry concealed weapons, protesters around the Capitol building were still in a state of high dudgeon. As a result, Republicans were accused of "rushing" through "socially divisive" bills such as concealed carry and voter identification through the legislative process while the state's attention was focused elsewhere.
  • Hillsdale College Wins ACUI Division 3 Clay Target Championship

    04/04/2015 5:23:11 PM PDT · by Damifino · 14 replies
    The Hillsdale College Shotgun Team has brought home its third ACUI Collegiate Division 3 National Clay Target Championship in four years, winning the title at the recent ACUI event at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, Texas. This year, over 600 shooters representing 73 colleges competed in the ACUI Clay Target Championships, including 34 teams in Division 3. The team portion of the week started off a little tough, with sporting clays scores that did not meet shooters’ expectations. Schreiner University showed they would be tough competition for the Chargers early in the week. By the end of...
  • D.C. gives up on ban on carrying guns in public

    04/02/2015 10:11:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2015 | Andrea Noble
    Washington, D.C., will drop its appeal of a federal court ruling that overturned the city’s ban on carrying handguns in public, Attorney General Karl Racine announced Wednesday. City attorneys will instead focus on defending concealed-carry laws adopted by legislators in the months after U.S. District Court Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. declared the ban was unconstitutional. “We need to focus our energies not on litigating old laws, but defending new ones that our leaders enacted in good faith to comply with court rulings while still protecting public safety,” Mr. Racine said. Up until Judge Scullin’s ruling in July, D.C. residents...
  • Perry, Cruz to speak at NRA meeting

    03/20/2015 10:02:26 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    KHOU.com ^ | 7:09 a.m. CST March 3, 2015
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Several potential Republican candidates for president are scheduled to speak at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Nashville in April. The speakers include U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. The NRA's annual meeting takes place April 10-12, and the GOP politicians are scheduled to appear as part of an event put on by the NRA's lobbying arm, the Institute for Legislative Action.
  • Obama AR-15 Bullet Ban Lifted, Gun Rights Still Target

    03/12/2015 3:25:08 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 12, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    un Control: Fifty-two senators, 238 House members and 80,000 public comments have forced the ATF to pull back for "more study" its proposed ban on ammo for the AR-15, the leading gun for hunting and self-defense. The Second Amendment, written in the era of muskets, does not mention what arms we have the right to keep and bear. But we have an idea, based on how they were used: to protect their owners' homes, businesses, farms and families, and to resist the tyranny of government, which during the American Revolution was the British crown.
  • Scott Walker should not move to end 48-hour waiting period for handguns

    03/11/2015 6:06:40 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 34 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 11mar 2015 | James Causey
    Gov. Scott Walker has indicated he supports a bill that would end the 48-hour waiting period to purchase a handgun. One question: Why? Milwaukee police officials don't want the 48-hour waiting period eliminated. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett doesn't want the 48-hour waiting period ended. And, living in Milwaukee's central city, I certainly don't want it eliminated. I've seen firsthand how arguments can quickly escalate to violence, and I certainly don't want to make it that much easier for people to get their hands on handguns — and I say this as a legal gun owner. Walker said he wants to...
  • Mall Of America Invites Terrorism With Gun-Free Zone Signs

    02/26/2015 10:28:20 AM PST · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 26, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS`
    ecurity: A video by Somalia's al-Qaida-affiliated al-Shabab group warns Minnesota's Mall of America may be a repeat of a 2013 mall attack in Kenya. The Second Amendment may be our best defense against terrorism. The immense Mall of America in Bloomington would indeed make an inviting target for jihadists intent on martyrdom. Its 520 stores, the most of any mall in the world, attracts 40 million people annually and is a global tourist destination. It's as inviting a target and as much of an iconic symbol of Western capitalism and culture as was the World Trade Center on Sept. 11,...
  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    02/26/2015 9:14:31 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 402 replies
    Washington Examiner2-26-2015 ^ | 2-26-2015 | Paul Bedard
    It’s started. As promised, President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this month revealed that it is putting the ban on 5.56mm ammo on a fast track, immediately driving up the price of the bullets and prompting retailers, including the huge outdoors company Cabela’s, to urge sportsmen to urge Congress to stop the president.
  • Take a gun to the mall

    02/25/2015 6:22:49 AM PST · by rellimpank · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 25 feb 2015 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Over the weekend Somali terrorists threatened to attack the Mall of America in Minnesota. They called for a massacre similar to the 2013 Westgate shopping mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya, that killed and injured scores of people. With the large Somali population in the Twin Cities area, the threat is hard to ignore. On Sunday, when asked a couple of times if Americans should still go to the mall, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson would only say: "I'm not telling people to not go to the mall." Somalia extremists urge attacks on U.S. shopping malls Somalia extremists urge attacks on...
  • Mall of America urged to drop ‘ridiculous’ concealed-carry ban in wake of terror threat

    02/23/2015 7:19:45 PM PST · by PROCON · 51 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Feb. 23, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Minnesota state Rep. Tony Cornish says the al-Shabaab threat against the Mall of America should be enough to motivate mall owners to drop their “no guns” policy so citizens can protect themselves. Mr. Cornish, a Republican who also chairs the House Public Safety Committee, said the Mall of America has interpreted state concealed carry laws incorrectly, and he’s intent on challenging them for it, a local CBS affiliate reported. “This is completely ridiculous. The complete opposite of what they should be doing,” he said. “If we’re threatened with an attack, the last thing you want to do is disarm...
  • ATF Moves to Ban M855 And SS109 5.56 Ammunition

    02/14/2015 6:22:51 PM PST · by Red Steel · 41 replies
    Truthaboutguns ^ | February 14, 2015 | Nick Leghorn
    It looks like the ATF is once again trying to make it as difficult as possible for hunters and target shooters to enjoy their Constitutionally protected activities. Last week the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives posted a white paper on their website which attempted to do some very shady wordsmithing, the end result of which would be a ban on some of the most commonly available 5.56 NATO ammunition in the United States — ammunition used regularly for bona fide “sporting purposes.” Yet the ATF doesn’t seem to give a damn about that. Which is worrying, since the...
  • Just released notice .... ATF intends to reclassify and ban "armor piercing" ammo including M855

    02/14/2015 4:53:28 PM PST · by bkopto · 78 replies
    AR15.COM ^ | Feb 13, 2014 | smcgee1970
    "Some ammunition that was previously exempted as “primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes,” specifically 5.56mm constituent projectiles of SS109 and M855 cartridges, will again be regulated as “armor piercing ammunition.” Except as provided by law, no person may manufacture or import such ammunition, and manufacturers or importers may not sell or deliver such ammunition. ATF will maintain the exemption for 30-06 M2AP cartridges Proposed change to ATF regulatory framework for "armor piercing" ammunition.