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  • That time Eric Swalwell threatened to go nuclear on gun owners. Literally

    07/08/2019 9:02:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 8, 2019 | Becket Adams
    <p>And just like that, the most unlikely of the 25-plus candidates running for the party's nomination has become the first individual to exit the primary, failing to hold on for as long as even Oprah's personal spiritual adviser. To be honest, this is probably best for everyone involved. Being spared a Swalwell presidency is the simple mercy America deserves....</p>
  • Five police officers are kicked out of an Arizona Starbucks after a customer complained to staff…

    07/06/2019 9:36:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 126 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:37 EDT, 6 July 2019 | Luke Kenton
    A group of Arizona police officers were asked to leave a Starbucks coffee shop on July 4 after a customer complained to staff that she “didn’t feel safe” with them being there, reports say. Five cops from the Tempe Police Department were drinking at a branch of the coffee chain in the city when they were approached by a barista and told that a customer had made a complaint about their presence. The worker is said to have told them to either move out of the complaining customer’s line of sight or leave the premises entirely, the Tempe Officers Association...
  • Armed Utah teachers practice responding to school shootings

    07/05/2019 7:56:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 5, 2019 | Morgan Smith
    Nancy Miramontes had 30 seconds to find the gunman. The Utah school psychologist weaved through a maze of dusty halls before spotting him in the corner of a classroom, holding a gun to a student’s head. She took a deep breath and fired three shots, the first time she’s ever used a gun. One bullet pierced the shooter’s forehead. “Nice work,” a police officer told her as they exchanged high-fives in front of cardboard props representing the gunman and student. Miramontes recently joined 30 other Utah teachers at a series of trainings where police instructed them on how to respond...
  • Ask Amy: Correcting the record on ammo and guns (barf alert)

    07/01/2019 8:41:10 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1 july 2019 | Amy Dickinson
    Dear Readers: I recently ran a question from “Dumbfounded Father” in my column. This man had a 24-year-old daughter who was living with him. She had recently disclosed that she possessed a .40-caliber semi-automatic weapon, with hollow point bullets. This father did not want to have guns in his home. In my response, I incorrectly stated that hollow point bullets “explode.” I stated that this ammunition is illegal in 11 states. I take responsibility for this error, and apologize to readers who were misinformed, confused or furious about it. I reached out to Eric Delbert, a second-generation law enforcement officer...
  • BREAKING: Supreme Court rejects challenges to silencer laws.

    06/10/2019 7:46:24 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 91 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/10/2019 | Ariane de Vogue
    The Supreme Court on Monday denied a request to take up a challenge to a federal law requiring the registration of some firearms including silencers. Challengers in the case believe the Second Amendment protects such firearm accessories. An appeals court had held that a silencer is not a "bearable" arm protected by the Constitution. The case comes as a silencer was used during the recent Virginia Beach massacre and President Donald Trump suggested he'd look into restrictions on gun silencers. The Trump administration had also urged the court not to take up the issue. The order was issued without comment...
  • Hunter Who Went Viral for Killing Giraffe Has Message for Her Critics: He Tasted ‘Delicious’

    06/09/2019 11:00:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 132 replies ^ | 7 June, 2019 | Pluralist
    Tess Talley, an American trophy hunter who went viral in 2018 after posting a picture of a giraffe she’d killed, spoke out for the first time since the controversy in an interview with CBS aired this week. The image, which showed Talley posing next to a dead giraffe she’d bagged during a trip to South Africa in 2017, sparked widespread backlash. Talley spoke to “CBS This Morning” on Friday and revealed that the worldwide outcry hadn’t dulled her passion for hunting. “It’s a hobby, it’s something that I love to do,” she said and explained that the 2017 kill was...
  • How One Of The NRA’s Biggest Foes Found Her Voice

    06/09/2019 7:45:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 6/6/2019 | Melissa Jeltsen
    On December 14, 2012, Shannon Watts was folding laundry in front of the television when she heard the news: Twenty little children had been shot to death inside their elementary school in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Watts, a stay-at-home mother of five, began to cry. But as she continued watching coverage of the tragedy, her emotions flipped from desolate to furious. The prevailing attitude, aired by resigned pundits, was that shootings were inevitable. The next day, she decided to act. Envisioning a group of moms working against gun violence, in the vein of Moms Against Drunk Driving, she created a Facebook...
  • Mom of 4 holds intruder at gunpoint for a terrifying 13 minutes until police arrive

    06/06/2019 5:06:20 PM PDT · by grundle · 58 replies ^ | June 4, 2019 | Hope Schreiber
    A Tampa Bay mother held an intruder in her home at gunpoint for a terrifying 13 minutes until police arrived at the scene. Lauren Richards, a mother of four, initially made a call reporting a suspicious person on her property 21 minutes before police arrived. On Saturday, May 25, 2019, Richards called 911 at 12:41 a.m., according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office representative. "I tell [911] somebody just came into my door. He's unfamiliar. I don't recognize him," Richards told WFLA. While waiting for officers to arrive to the suspicious person call, Richards looked outside her home in Rolling...
  • Deputy picking up engagement ring turned away from store over service weapon

    06/06/2019 7:00:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 103 replies
    WBTV ^ | June 5, 2019 | Jennifer Miller|
    IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. - An Iredell County deputy attempting to pick up a pre-purchased engagement ring from a Kay Jewelers Tuesday was turned away because his uniform, which contained a service weapon, didn’t meet store policy, officials say. The uniformed deputy used his lunch break to pick up an engagement ring at Kay’s on Turnersburg Highway in Statesville. The deputy had already paid for the ring and was informed by jewelers that the ring was sized and ready for pick up. The deputy says when he got to the store, he was told he wasn’t allowed to wear his service...
  • Trump 'seriously' considering banning suppressors after Virginia Beach shooting

    06/05/2019 6:02:35 PM PDT · by FR33DOM4ME · 75 replies
    President Trump said he is "seriously" considering pushing for a ban on suppressors for firearms in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Virginia Beach that left 12 people dead and six people injured. The shooter used two legally bought .45 caliber handguns, with a suppressor, in the attack. The shooter was shot and killed by police. "What is your view on silencers? Would you like to see those banned?" "Good Morning Britain's" Piers Morgan asked Trump. "I don't like them. Well, I'd like to think about it. I mean nobody's talked about silencers very much. I did talk about...
  • Virginia governor announces special session on gun control

    06/04/2019 7:33:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 4, 2019 | Alan Suderman
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced on Tuesday that he’ll recall lawmakers to the state Capitol in the coming weeks to take up a package of gun-control legislation, which he said is urgently needed to prevent killings like Friday’s mass shooting in Virginia Beach. Northam said he plans to convene a special legislative session this summer. The Democrat said in an Associated Press interview ahead of his announcement that he wants the Republican-controlled General Assembly to hear from the public about the need for “common-sense” law related to guns and accessories. Republicans have previously rejected Northam’s gun control bills out of...
  • Jorge Ramos Pens Another Anti-Gun Screed

    05/28/2019 9:57:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 5/26/2019 | Jorge Bonilla
    As sure as the Sun rises in the East, Univision senior anchor Jorge Ramos will find a way to renew his all-too-frequent calls for anti-gun legislation. A recent opinion column mashes violence in Mexico with incidents in the United States in order to make the same old points. The column, titled “Run, Hide, or Fight”, rehashes some of the same old tropes that Ramos has been peddling for years. This brief sampling below pretty much sums up the entirety of the column: *In the United States there are said to be more guns than there are people. In some areas...
  • More than 34,000 Illinoisans have lost their right to own a gun. Nearly 80% may still be armed.

    05/25/2019 5:54:04 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 64 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 25 nay 2019 | Annie Sweeney, Stacy St. Clair, Cecilia Reyes and Sarah Freishtat
    As many as 30,000 guns may still be in the possession of Illinois residents deemed too dangerous to have them, according to a Tribune investigation. In an analysis of data released for the first time, the Tribune found the state has repeatedly failed to ensure that people surrender their weapons and gun permits after their Firearm Owner’s Identification cards are revoked, resulting in the breakdown of a system put in place to deter gun violence. In all, nearly 27,000 Illinois residents over the past four years have not informed authorities what they did with their guns after state police stripped...
  • Europe’s Most Pro-Gun Nation Just Voted for More Gun Control

    05/20/2019 1:44:31 PM PDT · by OddLane · 28 replies
    FEE ^ | May 20, 2019 | Bill Wirtz
    In a referendum held on Sunday, Swiss voters agreed to new gun regulations. Gun rights activists lobbied against tighter rules and pushed the vote in an attempt to oppose new agreements between Switzerland and the European Union. The reform of the European Union's firearms directive would place more restrictions on gun owners and centralize surveillance...
  • Switzerland on collision course with EU over gun control

    05/18/2019 10:01:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.18.2019 | Rebecca Staudenmeieir
    “There’s this peace and inner calm that you need when shooting,” Michele Meyenberger says as the sound of gun fire echoes through the clubhouse. A magazine of ammunition for her Sturmgewehr 90, a modified semi-automatic rifle issued by the Swiss army, sits on the table as Meyenberger eyes the clock, knowing that it’s almost her turn on the shooting range. The 30-year-old is one of dozens of local rifle owners who have traveled to the Swiss village of Märwil for a shooting festival — where participants take aim at what seems like an impossibly small target located 300 meters (984...
  • VIDEO: Wayne LaPierre's Intern vs Beto O'Rourke's Road Manager

    05/16/2019 9:21:28 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 16, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO A brief look at two very interesting people: Wayne LaPierre's intern and Beto O'Rourke's road manager. This video also includes an historical film clip of Louisiana Governor Huey Long's typist.
  • [Kamala] Harris wants ban on importing AR-15-style assault weapons

    05/15/2019 6:46:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2019
    Kamala Harris wants to ban the importation of AR-15-style assault weapons by executive action if elected president. On Wednesday, the Democratic senator and presidential candidate from California will detail her proposal to stop importing the weapons until the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives can analyze whether the ban should be permanent. …
  • On matters of public safety, state law is not always one-size-fits-all (barf alert)

    05/01/2019 6:35:26 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 8 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 01 may 2019
    When it comes to maintaining gun safety, the smaller communities of Nevada simply aren’t playing the same game as Las Vegas. That’s not to knock the rural areas. It’s simply a statement of fact. With 42 million-plus visitors coming to Southern Nevada annually, it’s to the credit of Clark County commissioners that they’re already talking about enhancing gun safety measures for the Las Vegas Strip. That conversation is a bit speculative at this point, due to a state law that prevents local governments from passing gun measures any stricter than those in Nevada statutes. But with the Legislature considering a...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court says gun site not liable in 2012 spa shooting

    04/30/2019 2:59:05 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 6 replies ^ | 29 apr 2019
    The state Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging a firearms website that enabled a man to illegally purchase the pistol he used in a mass shooting at a suburban Milwaukee spa six years ago is liable in the killings, ruling that federal law grants the site operators immunity. The court ruled 5-1 that the federal Communications Decency Act protects Armslist LLC, a firearms classifieds website. The act absolves website operators of any liability resulting from posting third-party content.
  • Dartmouth professor: ‘Magic’ of guns can turn good people evil

    04/29/2019 8:09:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 93 replies ^ | 4/27/2019 | Dave Huber
    A professor of anthropology from Dartmouth College claims the mere presence of a gun, especially if one makes physical contact with it, can transform a good person into a bad one. Chelsey Kivland, who studies “street politics, insecurity, and social performance in contemporary urban Haiti,” makes use of an anecdote from that country in the Pacific Standard to establish a larger point about firearms: Three individuals who had owned a certain Smith & Wesson .38 Special all ended up being shot and killed … and not by that particular gun. Community members attributed the deaths to “maji” — magic —...