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  • 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.
  • The Uplifters Try It Again

    02/15/2015 6:27:13 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 11 replies
    tysknews.com ^ | Nov. 30, 1925 | H.L. MENCKEN
    The eminent Nation announces with relish "the organization of a national committee of 100 to induce Congress to prohibit the inter-State traffic in revolvers," and offers the pious judgment that it is "a step forward." "Crime statistics," it appears, "show that 90% of the murders that take place are committed by the use of the pistol, and every year there are hundreds of cases of accidental homicide because somebody did not know that his revolver was loaded." The new law — or is it to be a constitutional amendment? — will do away with all that. "It will not be...
  • Rep. Blumenauer: 'We Need More Research on the Health Effects of Guns’

    02/13/2015 7:31:07 AM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Feb. 12, 2015 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D- Ore.) has released a plan calling for “more research on the health effects of guns.” Blumenauer’s “Enough is Enough” plan looks back to how the U.S. government addressed tobacco use and automobile safety in years past and calls for a similar approach to guns. “The Surgeon General's report on tobacco was a major catalyst for the efforts to reduce tobacco use. Ralph Nader’s research captured headlines and focused public attention on automobile safety. Similarly, we need more research on the health effects of guns. We can start by improving the ability of researchers and...
  • Federal Interstate Handgun Sales Ban Ruled Unconstitutional [is this hugh or what?]

    02/11/2015 10:59:05 AM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 77 replies
    Firearms Policy Coalition ^ | 2/11/15 | CCRKBA / Alan Gura
    In another excellent victory for civil rights by attorney Alan Gura, United States District Court Judge Reed O’Connor struck down the federal interstate handgun sales ban earlier today, finding it unconstitutional (both facially and as-applied) under the Second Amendment and the Fifth Amendment’s Due Process Clause.
  • Former Democrat Candidate: “Radical Right-Wing Menace Has All The Heavy Weapons”

    02/04/2015 6:59:59 AM PST · by HammerT · 24 replies
    Progressives Today ^ | January 30, 2015 | P.W. Adams
    The 2nd Amendment. While it was designed to be the last line of defense against a tyrannical government, it inadvertently is also a deterrent for radical Progressives who wish to fundamentally change our Constitutional Republic. Case in point. In 1988 Progressive author, Bob Zimmerman, ran for a Hawaiian Congressional seat and was soundly defeated. In 2015 Mr. Zimmerman has written a free “book” titled Common Sense. He modeled it after the historic pamphlet written by Thomas Paine which shared the same title. But instead of embracing individual Liberty, Mr. Zimmerman uses the words of the Founders to push a centralized,...
  • In Illinois, concealed carry of guns has quiet first year; expansion sought

    02/04/2015 6:39:47 AM PST · by rellimpank · 4 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 04 feb 2015 | Robert McCoppin and Lizzie Johnson
    Keith Hearn was getting out of his car in front of his home in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood when, as he tells it, police pulled up and told him he had committed a minor traffic offense. Hearn, 34, has a concealed-carry license and said he voluntarily told the officers he had a handgun on him. Nonetheless, he said officers arrested him and took him to their station, claiming his gun was partly showing. After checking, he said, police found the concealed-carry law allows a gun to be "mostly" concealed, and let him go without charges. "I was disgusted," Hearn said....
  • Chicago needs a champion in the fight against guns (barf alert)

    02/03/2015 5:53:21 AM PST · by rellimpank · 25 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 03 feb 2015
    When the five men running to be mayor of Chicago sat down Friday with the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board, they were at times eloquent in describing the social roots, such as a dearth of jobs and inadequate schools, of Chicago’s gun violence. But they often left us wondering just how serious they would be about getting rid of illegal guns. A good mayor must be able to pat his head and rub his stomach at the same time. He must be able and willing to attack the root causes of gun violence while also aggressively going after illegal guns. We...
  • Senior With Cancer-Stricken Wife Shoots And Kills Armed Home Invader In Michigan

    01/30/2015 5:05:51 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | January 29, 2015 | Bob Owens
    I can’t imagine the terror that must have been running through the mind of the 74-year-old Southgate, Michigan homeowner just before 5:00 AM this morning as a home invader broke in. The homeowner armed himself and stepped outside the bedroom to protect his cancer-stricken wife as she called 911. The homeowner ran into the armed home invader. According to investigators, the home invader raised his weapon, and the homeowner was forced to fire to save his life.
  • FL: Bill Filed for Campus Carry in Florida, Passes First Subcommittee 8-4

    01/22/2015 12:19:00 PM PST · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Bills have been filed in the Florida House (HB4005) and in the Senate (SB176) to reform the Florida concealed carry law to remove the restriction in the law that prevents people with concealed carry licenses to carry on Florida public colleges or Universities.   The bill passed the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee on an 8-4 vote with one representative not voting.  From myfloridahouse.gov, as shown in the screenshot above. The opening statement of the bill seems a bit confusing, in that it  A bill to be entitled2 An act relating to licenses to carry concealed weapons3 or firearms; amending s....
  • To counter terror, Europe’s police reconsider their arms

    01/19/2015 9:22:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 19, 2015 2:56 PM EST | Lori Hinnant
    One was a young policewoman, unarmed on the outskirts of Paris and felled by an assault rifle. Her partner, also without weapons, could do nothing to stop the gunman. Another was a first responder with a side arm, rushing to the Charlie Hebdo offices where a pair of masked men with high-powered weapons had opened fire on an editorial meeting. Among their primary targets: the armed police bodyguard inside the room. With the deaths of the three French officers during three days of terror in the Paris region and the suggestion of a plot in Belgium to kill police, European...
  • Christie Administration Proposes More Gun Control For New Jersey

    01/07/2015 1:09:47 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 41 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 1/7/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s (R) administration is proposing more gun control in the form of “security requirements” for firearm retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers–and employees of the same–in the state. The proposals originated with the State Police and are the result of “several thefts and lapses in oversight…that led to at least one death” during the past 10 years.
  • Gun owners fear Maryland cops target them for traffic stops

    12/30/2014 10:13:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 146 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 30, 2014 | Kelly Riddell
    A year ago this New Year’s Eve, John Filippidis of Florida was driving south with his family on Interstate 95 when the Maryland Transportation Authority Police pulled over his black Ford Expedition and proceeded to raid it while his twins, wife and daughter looked on — separated in the back seats of different police cruisers. The officers were searching for Mr. Filippidis‘ Florida-licensed, palm-size Kel-Tec .38 semi-automatic handgun, which he left at home locked in his safe. (Maryland does not recognize handgun permits issued by other states.) When the search turned up nothing, Mr. Filippidis, 51, was allowed to go...
  • No silver bullet solution to flying bullets

    12/30/2014 6:36:26 AM PST · by rellimpank · 33 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 30 dec 2014
    When crimes rates drop for a year or two, nobody can really say why. It could be freakish good luck. When crime rates drop steadily for more than 20 years, as they have in Chicago and across the country, you might suspect the underlying forces driving the trend would become clear. But, in fact, the experts continue to scratch their heads. About all they can say for sure is that it’s complicated. No single factor, such as sending more people to prison, explains why crime rates have plummeted across the country. And, so it follows, we should be wary of...
  • Clerk: 'I wasn't scared' as gunbattle erupts with robbers, 7-Eleven staff

    12/27/2014 5:32:53 AM PST · by rellimpank · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 27dec 2014
    After an armed man pointed a gun at the head of 60-year-old convenience store clerk Ibrahim Rahmoun, he and his boss grabbed a gun and took action leading to an exchange of gunfire outside a Northwest Side 7-Eleven. “The guy shot two bullets at us,’’ Rahmoun said. “We shot back at them. We shot eight.’’ “I wasn’t scared. ... I don’t care, it doesn’t bother me. When you work the night shift, a lot of robberies happen’’ said Rahmoun, who was at the counter when two men entered the 7-Eleven at 2900 W. Montrose Ave. about 1:25 a.m. Friday and...
  • Bang: The troubled legacy of toy guns

    12/23/2014 6:11:20 AM PST · by rellimpank · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 23 dec 2014 | Marc Fisher
    Two cops rush to the scene. “This sounds like a gun battle — over there!” one calls to his partner. They see the suspects: two little boys, wielding rifles. The police officers do not shoot. Rather, they examine the boys’ weapons and break into big smiles: “Hey, is it real?” one officer asks. “Looks like real,” his partner marvels. “And it sounds like real,” the first officer confirms. “Right — every shot!” says the announcer, because this is on television. It’s an ad, from 1967, for the Sound-O-Power M-16 military rifle, a big hit for Marx Toys at Christmas that...
  • Keeping the lead in: Efforts to thwart toxic ammo caught in political crosshairs

    12/21/2014 6:40:50 AM PST · by rellimpank · 17 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 21 dec2014 | Seth Tupper
    Lead is malleable. Some opinions about lead ammunition are not. That’s what critics of lead bullets and shells are finding as they advocate a switch to nontoxic alternatives such as steel. In a fight reminiscent of the climate-change debate, evolving evidence of threats to the environment, wildlife and humans from lead ammo and tackle is facing a firing squad of politicians and special-interest groups. Caught in the crossfire are hunters and anglers. So is the Environmental Protection Agency, a favorite target of rural-state lawmakers like U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., who is a co-chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus. Thune...
  • Tourist attraction 'Machine Gun America' opens Saturday in Kissimmee

    12/19/2014 8:25:03 PM PST · by shove_it · 52 replies
    WESH ^ | 19 Dec 2014
    People cannot bring own guns to attraction KISSIMMEE, Fla. —A new tourist attraction promises to give people as young as 13 years old the chance to fire fully automatic weapons. Outside the new attraction, you can hear the unmistakable rat-a-tat-tat of machine guns inside. The automatic weapons are powerful and firing them is intense, but owners are hoping Orlando tourists will want to try the unique experience. "We see this as attractive to someone who might want to go bungee jumping -- adrenaline rush experience," said Bruce Nierenberg, general manager of Machine Gun America Orlando. "There are a lot of...
  • Orlando attraction features high-powered guns

    12/19/2014 11:53:11 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 15 replies
    WTSP TV | December 17, 2014 | Eric Glasser
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  • Lame Duck Dems Push Anti-Gun Murthy As Surgeon General

    12/16/2014 10:30:45 AM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 16, 2016 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Rights: No longer fearing electoral revenge from the National Rifle Association, an outgoing Democratic Senate pushed to confirm an anti-Second Amendment radical, who thinks guns are a health issue, as the nation's top doc. A Democratic Senate that earlier balked at the nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to be surgeon general of the U.S. no longer feared the possible electoral consequences of approving him in the wake of November's Republican tsunami. That, along with the GOP's obsession to not be blamed for a government shutdown, gave us a bad budget deal and the Democrats a chance to confirm Murthy. A...
  • Families of Newtown shooting victims sue gunmaker, seller

    12/15/2014 9:37:46 AM PST · by Boomer · 100 replies
    Fox News - Crime and Courts ^ | December 15, 2014 | AP
    HARTFORD, Conn. – The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher wounded two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit Monday against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting. The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit, filed in Bridgeport Superior Court, asserts that the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle should not have been made publicly available because it was designed for military use and is unsuited for hunting or home defense. "The AR-15 was specifically engineered for the United States military to meet the needs of changing warfare," attorney Josh...