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  • This Democrat Says It Is Not 'Sporting' To Use Semi-Automatic Weapons For Self-Defense

    02/12/2016 11:22:14 AM PST · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    Downtrend ^ | February 11, 2016 | Brian Anderson
    Dan Muroff is an anti-gun liberal nutcase who is running for Congress. He is hoping to unseat fellow anti-gun kook US Rep. Chaka Fattah for Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District by being an even bigger anti-gun kook. In a positively illuminating interview, Muroff explains how he wants to ban semi-automatic firearms because it is not "sporting" for people to use them in self-defense. [Snip] According to him the people that want to take away a Constitutional right are the reasonable ones and by implication, those who would fight to preserve that right are the unreasonable ones. After laying out his...
  • Worker who pulled gun to stop stabbing attack at GM Tech Center says he was fired ( Detroit )

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    01/09/2016 9:46:12 AM PST · by amorphous · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9 Jan 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Love guns or hate guns, one thing is becoming perfectly clear. The American public's perception of guns and the NRA is moving in the exact opposite direction of Barack Obam's message and agenda. To hear Obama speak, you'd think the NRA is simply using boatloads of money and propaganda to thwart the impassioned gun control desires of the American public. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth.
  • ObamaCare does not Trump the Second Amendment

    01/07/2016 12:06:01 PM PST · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Daniel John Sobieski
    Shredding the right to keep and bear arms has long been a goal of President Obama, the self-professed constitutional law professor who has long regarded the Constitution as an impediment to advancing his progressive agenda and acquiring as much federal power as possible. The rules he has announced are touted as “sensible gun restriction” are in fact a shameless gun grab that violate the Constitution and patient-doctor confidentiality.
  • Why Did YouTube Shut Down One of the Most Popular Gun Channels?

    01/06/2016 4:00:38 PM PST · by amorphous · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6 Jan 2016 | Kathryn Blackhurst
    Hickok45's fans and subscribers were shocked to discover when they logged onto YouTube Wednesday morning that the popular firearm-toting channel had been shut down for "repeated violations of Google's policies." Hickok45, a YouTube channel, is run by Greg Kinman. The channel features segments following Kinman as he shoots from a vast array of firearms on his homemade range, according to The videos are filmed by Kinman's son, John, and at the time of the channel’s abrupt termination, Hickok45 had amassed nearly 2 million subscribers, the Tribunist reported. The channel featured both Kinman and his son as they offered...
  • Republican eyes DOJ budget to block Obama gun orders

    01/05/2016 7:54:48 AM PST · by amorphous · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4 Jan 2016 | Tim Devaney
    A powerful House Republican is threatening to block President Obama's executive order on guns by defunding the Department of Justice (DOJ). In a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), chairman of the Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the Justice Department, warned against enforcing the new gun restrictions. "The next twelve months will be an especially dangerous time for Americans who treasure our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms," Culberson said. "I have formally notified Attorney General Lynch that I will aggressively protect our Second Amendment rights using Congress' power of the purse," he added. "I...
  • Chicago violence, homicides and shootings up in 2015

    01/02/2016 6:18:10 AM PST · by rellimpank · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 02 jan 2016 | Jeemy Gorner
    --(snip)--Despite being the nation's third most populous city, Chicago far outpaces New York City, Los Angeles and every other large city in America in the sheer number of homicide and shooting victims, though it fares better than some smaller cities on a per capita comparison. And despite the attention given to Chicago's police-involved shootings, the city had fewer in 2015, with 22 people shot, than in recent years. In an interview with the Tribune, interim Superintendent John Escalante said he plans to fight violence in 2016 by employing some of McCarthy's past strategies, including a continued focus on arresting people...
  • FReeper Display of Arms and Bearers *2016/01 Thread*

    01/01/2016 7:55:11 PM PST · by · 45 replies
    Self | 01/01/16 | Red Fox
    Preventing SHTF through civil disobedience with guns. "To arms! The enemy is coming!" When a force that is planing an invasion hears these words shouted from the watchtowers, they know they've been found out and are forced to retreat and change plans. This is the power of words as weapons. "I know what you're doing" puts doubt in the wrongdoer and takes away their advantage. Is there any doubt the leftist administration wants SHTF? Is there any doubt who the real insurgents are in this country? It has become painfully obvious that this administration's agenda is the disarmament and invasion...
  • Off-duty special agent points gun at a man during road rage incident in Virginia Beach

    12/31/2015 11:41:02 AM PST · by csvset · 44 replies
    Pilotonline ^ | 30 december 2015 | Alissa Skelton
    VIRGINIA BEACH An off-duty Homeland Security special agent pointed a gun at another man during a road rage incident in Virginia Beach, police say. It happened around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of London Bridge Boulevard and Dam Neck Road. Witnesses called 911 to report a man pointing a gun at another man, said Officer Tonya Pierce, a spokeswoman for the Virginia Beach Police Department. The drivers were traveling north on Dam Neck approaching London Bridge when one pulled in front of the other and stopped. The two exchanged words, and a threat may have been made, police said....
  • Why Would Anyone Want a Firearm?

    12/31/2015 11:15:18 AM PST · by rellimpank · 76 replies
    National Review ^ | 31 dec 2015 | Charles Cooke
    Of all the ill-considered tropes that are trotted out in anger during our ongoing debate over gun control, perhaps the most irritating is the claim that the Constitution may indeed protect firearms, but it says “nothing at all about bullets.” On its face, this is flatly incorrect. Quite deliberately, the Bill of Rights is worded so as to shield categories and not specifics, which is why the First Amendment protects the “press” and not “ink”; why the Fourth covers “papers” and “effects” instead of listing every item that might be worn about one’s person; and why the Fifth insists broadly...
  • State Lawmakers Prep Gun Control Policies For 2016

    12/29/2015 9:02:09 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 12/29/2015 | Kerry Picket
    State lawmakers are scheduled to consider stricter firearms policies when they return to their respective capitol buildings in January. In Illinois, a bill introduced by a Democratic state lawmaker in late December would revoke a citizen's firearms owner ID card and result in the seizure of the individual's firearms, if the person's name is added to the FBI terror watch list. A Nevada Democratic state senator announced a similar bill on Dec. 14 that would "prohibit those on the Federal No-Fly List from purchasing firearms in Nevada." The bill echoes legislation that recently failed to pass Congress. Former New York...
  • What To Do After A Shooting (after you shoot in self defense - video)

    12/30/2015 11:43:37 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    Video Link Great advice from Don West, co-defense counsel representing George Zimmerman.
  • Open carry gun law set to go into effect Jan. 1(TX)

    12/28/2015 7:32:18 AM PST · by mac_truck · 27 replies
    Breckenridge American ^ | 12/26/2015 | Tony Pilkington
    Beginning on Jan. 1 the new open carry gun laws Texas will go into effect, allowing licensed handgun owners to openly carry guns in public. "As of January, there is no such thing as a concealed license anymore," said Stephens County Sheriff Billy Wade. "Your license is simply going to say license to carry a handgun." According to Wade, under the new law, handgun license owners have two options when carrying a handgun, they can continue to carry it concealed, as they always have, or carry it open which means with the weapon in view. "You have to carry it...
  • Virginia Republicans To Consider Stripping Gov. McAuliffe Of Protective Detail

    12/28/2015 7:13:00 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/27/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Virginia GOP'ers returned fire over the state Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring's move to halt recognition of concealed carry permits from 25 different states. Our General Assembly has already identified who can and cannot conceal handguns in Virginia, and we cannot have that decision undermined by recognizing permits from other states with more permissive standards, Herring said when he made the announcement last week. Republican state legislators could strip Virginia Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe of his protective detail. Virginia Sen. Bill Carrico told The Herald Courier last Tuesday he plans to propose a budget amendment during the State Senate's January...
  • California Laws: On January 1st, Students Won’t Have to Pass High School (Exit Exams) to Receive

    12/27/2015 5:52:42 PM PST · by george76 · 54 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Dec 2015 | William Bigelow
    On January 1, California residents will have to accustom themselves to a number of new laws that will be implemented in the state. These are some the laws that will likely have the most profound effect: SB 172: High school seniors will receive their diploma whether or not they pass or even take an exit exam; the law also applies retroactively to students who have graduated since 2004; ... SB 707: Bans concealed firearms from college campuses and K-12 school grounds
  • Surge of Milwaukee gun violence strains courts, prompting new tactics

    12/27/2015 9:19:21 AM PST · by rellimpank · 33 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 27 dec 2015 | John Deidrich
    It's just after 8 a.m. on a Monday and the cramped courtroom gallery begins to fill with family and friends of defendants and victims. The prosecutors, defense attorneys and police officers soon file into the dingy, dated courtroom protected by security glass. It's another busy day in Milwaukee County gun court. Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Frederick Rosa and his staff have seven cases set for trial — all but two are so-called "speedy trials" that, by state law, cannot be delayed. Rosa can preside over just one. Something has to give. Over the next couple of hours, he juggles cases,...
  • Rep. Melissa Sargent: Changing America’s gun culture (barf alert)

    12/14/2015 6:22:20 AM PST · by rellimpank · 20 replies
    Capital Times ^ | 14 dec 2015
    Enough. For too long, politicians have sat back and ignored the reality facing our nation. Gun violence has become a widespread public health crisis. Everyone deserves to feel safe in their communities and it is beyond time we talked about guns in a different way. Unfortunately, this issue has divided our nation to the extent that meaningful discussions of gun control are seemingly impossible. I submit that we must change the culture concerning guns in America. We know that the United States is the only advanced country in the world that sees these mass shootings on a perpetual basis. This...
  • Which RKBA group to join first? NRA, or? (Vanity)

    12/12/2015 8:37:00 AM PST · by pogo101 · 48 replies
    Free Republic ^ | December 12, 2015 | Self
    Although I'm (stupidly) still not a gun owner, I would like to join a pro-2A lobby to preserve my right to BECOME one. But which one to join? The largest is the NRA, but they endorse sh**s like Harry Reid. Suggestions?
  • Wounded officers' lawsuit against Badger Guns settles for $1 million

    12/12/2015 6:11:12 AM PST · by rellimpank · 18 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 12 dec 2015 | John Deidrich
    The landmark case won by two wounded Milwaukee police officers against Badger Guns has been settled for $1million. The settlement was unexpected and eliminates what was expected to be a yearslong appeal. In a first-of-its-kind verdict that was noted nationwide, a jury in October found that Badger Guns and its owner broke federal laws and negligently sold the gun used to injure the officers to a straw buyer — someone buying a gun for someone who cannot legally purchase one. At the time, jurors awarded Officer Bryan Norberg and former officer Graham Kunisch nearly $6 million in health care costs...
  • Where can I get this appraised?

    12/10/2015 4:44:23 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 18 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 12/10/2015 | Oshkalaboomboom
    I bought this gun many years ago. Things have changed so much in the firearms market since I bought it that I no longer have a good idea of what it's worth. It's a Norinco Mak-90 with 2 30 round clips, 2 5 round clips for hunting (last time I took it out I dropped a nice hog in its tracks) and a red dot scope. When I was getting divorced my ex stored it for me and left the battery in, which leaked and corroded the battery compartment. I am taking it to a gunsmith tomorrow to get the...
  • I'm not to blame for San Bernardino

    12/10/2015 5:25:26 AM PST · by rellimpank · 9 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 10 dec 2015 | Christian Schneider
    Imagine my surprise last Wednesday when I found out I was complicit in a mass shooting. Within hours of Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik killing 14 people in San Bernardino last week, social media lit up with people blaming insufficient gun control measures for the massacre. Quite often, they were accompanied by a hastily penned platitude about how "we are all responsible" for the California bloodbath. Even as details still unfolded, the New Yorker's Adam Gopnik sprinted to his keyboard to bang out an essay titled "Our Shared Blame for the Shooting in San Bernardino." But I have good news...
  • Millennials’ mysterious support for permissive gun laws

    12/09/2015 5:37:44 AM PST · by rellimpank · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09 dec 2015 | Catharine Rampell
    When I was in middle and high school, there were spirited public debates about whether the proliferation of grisly movies, gore-glorifying song lyrics and shoot-’em-up video games might desensitize my peers and me to violence. (snip) A decade or two post-adolescence — as our own preschool-age children now practice “active shooter” drills in which they’re coached to cower in the closet or throw toys at a tactical-gear-outfitted maniac — millennials seem to have neither the desire nor the willpower to pressure our political leaders to do much to prevent such tragedies. If anything, we may be slightly more blasé about...
  • MARCUS: Coming of age in our terrorist times(barf alert)

    12/09/2015 5:28:55 AM PST · by rellimpank · 8 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 09 dec 2015 | Ruth Marcus
    WASHINGTON | "Mommy, what did the news used to be about before it was about terrorism?" That was my younger daughter, snuggling in bed a few weeks after 9/11. She was then 4, and, granted, there was probably more consumption of news in our home than was healthy. Fourteen years later, that toddler is a college freshman, too cool to snuggle and too far away even if she were so inclined. But her question remains sadly relevant. (snip) Which do I worry about more? The child at college when the National Rifle Association is lobbying to allow more weapons on...
  • Love of guns driven by unfounded fears (barf alaert)

    12/09/2015 5:08:19 AM PST · by rellimpank · 54 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 09 dec 2015 | Emily Mills
    Three thousand, four hundred: Americans who died by terrorism since 2001. Three thousand, four hundred: Americans who died by household firearms since five weeks ago. What's wrong with this picture? Could it be the fact that the country seems more intent on demonizing people seeking refuge from violence than it does on admitting that the biggest problem is homegrown? I'm tired and heartbroken. It was a hard week last week. For the first time, death by gun is poised to surpass death by automobile as the leading cause for Americans under 25. By some metrics, the number of mass shootings...
  • Welcome victory for an assault weapons ban (barf alert)

    12/08/2015 5:27:07 AM PST · by rellimpank · 45 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 08 dec 2015
    Advocates of stronger gun regulations, particularly in Illinois, have had a rough time in the courts in recent years. Could the tide finally be turning? In the landmark 2008 District of Columbia v. Heller decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment, contrary to past assumption, protects an individual right to own and use firearms for self-defense. Two years later, it struck down Chicago's prohibition on handguns. In 2012, a federal appeals court found the Illinois ban on carrying concealed guns to be unconstitutional. But on Monday, the gun control side won a small but notable victory. The Supreme...
  • Illinois Medical Pot Users Erroneously Told to Give Up Guns

    12/07/2015 8:53:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies ^ | December 6, 2015 | Carla K. Johnson (AP)
    CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly two years after Illinois decided medical marijuana users shouldn't be prohibited from owning guns, several patients received letters from state police telling them their firearms cards were being revoked. Although the agency insists the letters were sent to just four people before the mistake was corrected, some cannabis supporters say the error signifies an underlying ambivalence about medical marijuana in the 23 states where it's now legal.
  • The baby-faced 'nerd' accused of buying assault-style weapons for his childhood best friend

    12/07/2015 11:04:18 AM PST · by John S Mosby · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/7/2015 | Ruth Styles and Ben Ashford
    Smiling broadly and posing in a bicycle helmet, this is the close friend accused of purchasing the guns that were used to mow down 14 innocent people in San Bernardino last Wednesday. Baby-faced 'nerd' Enrique Marquez, 29, checked himself into a mental health facility in Long Beach, California on Wednesday afternoon – hours after close friend Syed Farook, 28, and his wife Tashfeen Malik, 29, opened fire on revelers at a work Christmas party. In the early hours of Saturday morning, Marquez’s Riverside home was raided by the FBI, who allegedly arrived in search of explosives. Police have said that...
  • California Attack Has U.S. Rethinking Strategy on Homegrown Terror

    12/06/2015 12:51:14 PM PST · by John S Mosby · 32 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 12/5/2015 | Peter Baker & Eric Schmitt
    The telling quote-- telegraphing the intent of this "press release" for the Muslim Brotherhood: "The death toll from jihadist terrorism on American soil since the Sept. 11 attacks — 45 people — is about the same as the 48 killed in terrorist attacks motivated by white supremacist and other right-wing extremist ideologies, according to New America, a research organization in Washington."
  • Well, of course, the media’s reporting on gun violence is awful and atrociously inaccurate

    12/06/2015 5:53:06 AM PST · by rellimpank · 5 replies
    HotAir ^ | 06 dec 215 | MATT VESPA
    Cry havoc and unleash the dogs of war…for gun control. This appears to be the mantra of the left in the wake of the horrific mass shooting in San Bernardino. The perpetrators were officially identified yesterday as Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, both in their late-20s, who opened fire at a Christmas party for the county’s health department workers; Farook was a county employee of five years prior to his senseless rampage. They killed 14 and wounded up to 21 people in the worst mass shooting since Newtown in 2012. They were subsequently killed in a firefight with police and...
  • False Answers on Mass Shootings

    12/06/2015 5:36:02 AM PST · by rellimpank · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06 dec 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Mass shootings elicit a chorus much like the widespread response to the Islamic State: We must do something, now, and any measure is better than none. In the wake of the San Bernardino massacre, there is no shortage of tough-sounding solutions on offer. But they are largely exercises in well-meaning futility. Anything is not always better than nothing. The automatic prescription anytime someone uses firearms to slaughter a group of people is stricter controls on guns and gun owners. But the San Bernardino episode illustrates the puny impact of such measures. California, after all, has among the tightest restrictions in...
  • "Combat Effectiveness" Being Degraded by Obama's Military Policies

    12/05/2015 4:51:26 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 19 replies
    "Combat Effectiveness" Being Degraded by Obama's Military Policies By evaluating an overwhelming amount of evidence that has been building for 6 ½ years, the obvious conclusion personnel with extensive military experience will come to, is that Obama’s military policies have been degrading the finest US military fighting force in history. Over the last 6 ½ years, the US Armed Forces has been hollowed out by Obama, his Social Experiment On Diversity has severely fractured unit cohesiveness, his “Politically Correct Policies” have negatively affected unit morale, and the “Combat Effectiveness” of the US military is being degraded. Tip of the spear...
  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan: Gun control isn’t working

    12/05/2015 7:42:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 5, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Friday that California’s strict gun-control laws failed to prevent the San Bernardino mass shooting, and that lawmakers need to seek “better answers.” “This issue goes beyond gun control,” Mr. Hogan told the Baltimore Sun outside a local diner. “California has the toughest laws in the country. We probably have the second toughest. It hasn’t stopped us. We have more than 315 murders here in Baltimore City, we had a tragedy in California,” Mr. Hogan said. “We’ve got to come up with better answers.”