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  • Slain teen suspects identified after Wagoner County shooting (Homeowner w/AR15 stops 3 thieves)

    03/29/2017 6:12:46 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 67 replies
    Fox23 ^ | Updated: Mar 28, 2017 - 10:33 PM | cnn staff
    hree teens are dead after an alleged home invasion attempt reportedly ended in a shooting Monday. It happened near 91st and 241st East Avenue in the Wagoner County part of Broken Arrow. According to officials with the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office, three masked people broke into the house through the back door with the intent of burglarizing the home. Officials say the homeowner's young adult son killed all three with an AR-15. Though they initially believed the son was 19, they now say he was 23-year-old Zach Peters. The homeowner was also home, but officials say he was not involved....
  • Wisconsin bill would allow hidden weapons without license

    03/28/2017 8:29:53 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 2 replies
    Wisconsin Statae Journal ^ | 27 mar 2017 | Scott Bauer
    Hidden handguns could be legally carried without a license in Wisconsin under a far-reaching, Republican-backed proposal unveiled Tuesday. The bill would also allow licensed concealed carry permit holders to bring firearms into places where they are currently barred, including school buildings, unless signs are posted prohibiting them. "We're just removing the barrier of the concealed carry permit to give them their constitutional right," said the bill's co-sponsor, Republican Rep. Mary Felzkowski of Irma. She and Sen. Dave Craig, a Republican from Big Bend, began circulating the measure on Tuesday for co-sponsors.
  • Our Fight to Restore Our Freedom is an Uphill Battle, But one We Must Win

    03/28/2017 8:15:11 AM PDT · by yoe · 4 replies
    America's 1st Freedom ^ | April 2017 | Wayne LaPierre
    [snip] Never before have we seen a change in administration that has been met with such widespread organized hatered. That hatred is amplified by a national media that has thrown out the rules of journalism and has become a part of the mob.[snip]The most troubling aspect of this transformation of orderly democrach into mobocracy is led by ex-President Barack Obama's private political squad, Organizing for Action (OFA)......
  • Homeowner's son shoots, kills three (former) burglars

    03/27/2017 5:35:45 PM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 135 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 3/27/17 | ukn
    Three would-be robbers were shot and killed Monday when an Oklahoma homeowner's son opened fire on them with an AR-15, authorities said. Wagoner County sheriff's deputies were called to the home in Broken Arrow, southeast of Tulsa at around 12:30 p.m. local time. When they arrived, they found the three dead suspects and two uninjured residents.
  • Swedish police with new strategy - drop investigating serious crimes

    03/25/2017 10:47:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Speisa ^ | 3/25/2017
    Investigators have been ordered to investigate traffic violations instead of other more serious crimes, as "Project Alcatraz" has been launched. Police now fear even more crime. Swedish police are becoming less able to solve crimes, which is becoming an embarrassment for the national police chief, Dan Eliasson, who apparently now fears for his job. There is growing internal criticism against the police management, which is believed to engage in a "pinnjakt" to keep Eliasson as the national police chief, writes DN. The National Police in Stockholm, this week launched "Project Alcatraz," which goal is to increase the percentage of solved...
  • Commentary: The NRA's gun market crisis (barf alert)

    03/22/2017 6:49:19 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 22 mar 2017 | Firmin DeBrabander
    The National Rifle Association spent a record amount to support Donald Trump's winning presidential campaign — upward of $30 million. While this investment looks wise now, recall that not long ago it was the height of insanity. Trump's campaign seemed doomed — but the NRA doubled down on its risky bet anyway, which threatened to marginalize it and undermine it politically. I believe this bet testifies to the NRA's desperation. This sounds odd, I realize, when you consider how the gun lobby is racking up legislative victories — expanding "campus carry" and permitless concealed-carry gun laws at the state level,...
  • Governor vetoes bills trying to loosen gun laws

    03/18/2017 6:15:05 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 26 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 18 mar 2017
    PIERRE | South Dakota's Republican governor on Friday vetoed a pair of bills that would have loosened restrictions on carrying concealed guns in the conservative state. Gov. Dennis Daugaard had warned he would veto the bills — one to let people carry concealed handguns without a permit, the other to allow concealed weapons in the Capitol building. Daugaard has said the state's current gun laws are reasonable. "As a longtime member of the NRA, I support the right to bear arms," Daugaard said in his veto letter for the permitless carry bill. "It is paramount that our state protect the...
  • Editorial: Springfield: Want to reduce shootings and killings in Chicago? Pass this bill

    03/10/2017 8:49:28 AM PST · by rellimpank · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10 mar 2017
    The first reported shooting of 2016, at the start of a horrendous period of gun violence in Chicago, occurred five minutes after midnight on Jan. 1 — a woman was grazed by a bullet fired through a window on South Paxton Avenue. The first killing of 2016 happened two hours later, when a fight at a New Year's Eve party in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood spilled onto the street, leading someone to shoot 24-year-old DeAndre Holiday in the chest. Soon after, mourners arrived at the scene, including a shocked woman in a pink coat who punched a car in agony....
  • Guns are an easy target, but the real crime of despair and neglect is harder to fix

    03/09/2017 9:13:25 AM PST · by rellimpank · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09 mar 2017 | Courtland Milloy
    In the search for causes of gun violence in the District, you can’t go wrong by blaming the gun. “This is our number one problem in the District of Columbia. Illegal guns,” acting police chief Peter Newsham said at a community meeting on crime in Southeast Washington on Monday. Hundreds of residents nodded in agreement. They had gathered at the Eagle Academy Public Charter School in the Congress Heights neighborhood, many of them angry and afraid. Six people had been recently shot along a seven-block stretch of the thoroughfare where the school is located. One of them died. [Six people...
  • Opinion: The right call — repealing Social Security gun rule

    03/09/2017 6:24:42 AM PST · by rellimpank · 2 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 09 mar 2017 | Jacob Sullum
    What do you call a regulation that summarily deprives law-abiding Americans of their Second Amendment rights without any evidence that they pose a danger to others? If you are a New York Times editorialist, you call it “sensible.” That was the newspaper’s take on a Social Security Administration rule that Congress canceled with a bill President Donald Trump signed last week. The objections aroused by the rule’s demise show that its supporters do not understand it, do not value the constitutional right to arms — or both.
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court: Madison Cannot Ban Handguns for Self-Defense on City Buses

    03/07/2017 5:04:36 PM PST · by rellimpank · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07 mar 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    On Tuesday the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that Madison cannot ban handguns for self-defense on city buses. The court voted 5-2 in favor of carrying guns for self-defense on the buses. WKOW explained the source of the case in which the ruling was issued: The Milwaukee-based group ‘Wisconsin Carry’ filed a lawsuit in 2014 challenging Madison Metro Transit’s ban on “weapons of any kind” on city buses. The group claims Madison’s Transit and Parking Commission can’t ban guns on buses under the state’s concealed carry law. Wisconsin Carry President Nik Clark said this is not just a 2nd amendment issue,...
  • Considering move to North Carolina (Vanity)

    03/07/2017 8:54:04 AM PST · by Celerity · 161 replies
    3/7/17 | Self
    General Q&A about life in North Carolina for the conservative
  • SD Senate votes to allow handguns inside the state Capitol

    03/06/2017 4:40:47 PM PST · by rellimpank · 6 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 06 mar 2017
    PIERRE | After a strong debate about safety, both with more guns and without, the state Senate on Monday voted to allow people with enhanced carry permits to bring their pistols into the state Capitol. Some senators argued that allowing guns into the Capitol would make things safer from potential attack, while others said having concealed weapons inside the halls of government opens the door to potential accidents and safety issues. The vote was 19-15 in favor of House Bill 1156. It now goes to the governor for his decision whether to sign it into law or return it to...
  • Czech minister wants to guarantee the right to keep and bear arms

    03/02/2017 9:51:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 03/02/2017 11:00 | Aneta Zachová
    The right to be armed could be included in the Czech constitution. This controversial proposal was discussed by the Czech government this week, with the proposed EU Firearms Directive being mentioned frequently in the debate. The amendment was backed by the Social Democrats, the main coalition party. The position of other coalition members was not so favorable. ANO 2011, which is currently leading in the polls, was the strongest opponent. The government has not reached any conclusion on the matter. However, the author of the proposal — Interior Minister Milan Chovanec — perceives this as a positive sign. […] Chovanec...
  • NRA Head Compares Anti-Trump Protester Violence to Terrorism

    02/25/2017 8:33:14 AM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Feb. 24, 2017 | ANDREW RAFFERTY
    The head of the National Rifle Association painted anti-Donald Trump protesters as violent extremists and compared their disruptions to terrorism during a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday. "Ladies and gentlemen, another definition of terrorism is violence in the name of politics," said Wayne Lapierre, executive director of the NRA. "And criminal violence has no place in political debate." Police have clashed, at times, with crowds gathered to protest the new president. But the hundreds of demonstrations that have taken place around the globe have been largely peaceful.
  • House approves bill to allow concealed carry without permit (South Dakota)

    02/24/2017 4:42:46 AM PST · by rellimpank · 5 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 24 feb 2017
    PIERRE | The state House approved a bill Thursday that would allow people who can legally carry a concealed handgun in South Dakota to do so without a permit. South Dakota representatives voted 37-30 to send the bill to the Senate. It's currently a misdemeanor for someone to carry a concealed pistol or to have one concealed in a vehicle without a permit. Republican Rep. Lynne DiSanto, the main sponsor, said her measure is about freedom, adding that requiring a permit penalizes only legal and rightful gun owners.
  • Column: Let's try extreme vetting for gun owners (barf alert)

    02/17/2017 6:21:00 AM PST · by rellimpank · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 17 feb 2017 | Zorn
    What if — and it's a crazy thought, I know, but stay with me — what if it actually isn't a good idea to allow nearly everyone to buy all the guns they want with minimal to nonexistent background checks? What if it's not just poverty, joblessness, illegal drugs, wimpy judges and fractured families causing the sort of mayhem that recently saw three kids die of bullet wounds in just two days in Chicago? What if the glut of guns is a part of it?
  • Editorial: 2 young girls shot in Chicago: This has got to stop (barf alert)

    02/14/2017 9:00:40 AM PST · by rellimpank · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 14 few 2017
    Two scenes in Chicago: •Children playing basketball in a schoolyard suddenly scatter. Because it begins to rain or was time to go home? Yes, in most neighborhoods that's why children run with purpose. In parts of Chicago, children run from gunfire. They know the sound. They know they should duck. Kanari Gentry Bowers, 12 years old, is in a West Englewood elementary schoolyard with classmates early Saturday evening when they hear shots. Kanari knows to duck, her uncle says, but the kids scatter. Kanari is struck in the head by a bullet.
  • Terrifying arsenal of weapons among dozens seized in Met's gun amnesty

    02/12/2017 5:12:42 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 100 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 2/10/2017 | DANIEL O’MAHONY
    This arsenal of firearms is among the dozens of weapons that have been taken off London’s streets during the Met’s latest gun amnesty. Since Monday 45 weapons have been surrendered across the capital as part of the Give Up Your Gun campaign, including shotguns, revolvers, rifles and handguns, Scotland Yard said. Detectives from the Met’s gang unit today urged anyone still in possession of an illegal firearm to hand it in before the amnesty ends on Sunday night.
  • Andy Shaw: To curb Chicago gun violence, look closely at NY plan

    02/06/2017 5:52:57 AM PST · by rellimpank · 6 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 7 feb 2017 | Andy Shaw
    Before Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson acknowledged a couple weeks ago that he’s dealing with some challenging medical issues, his top priority was legislative approval of tougher gun sentencing laws in Illinois. He’s made that clear on numerous occasions, including a recent pitch for support from the Better Government Association. Johnson’s primary concern, for now at least, should be his health, but finding ways to eradicate Chicago’s “killing fields” is still the city’s most daunting challenge.
  • Lose FOID card, keep your guns: Crystal Lake lawyer's story case in point (Illinois)

    02/06/2017 5:45:40 AM PST · by rellimpank · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6 few 2017 | Robert McCoppin and Tony Briscoe
    After allegedly finding a loaded weapon in the possession of a Crystal Lake attorney during a drunken-driving investigation, police said they made a bigger discovery when they searched the man's home: a cache of 56 handguns and rifles and thousands of rounds of ammunition. Authorities apparently had not confiscated the weapons earlier from the lawyer, Donald F. Franz, despite the fact that his arrest in January marked the second time in about nine months that he has been accused of carrying a loaded gun in his car after his firearm owner's identification was revoked, court and police records show. He...
  • Everytown: Trump and NRA are ‘completely out-of-step’ with American people

    02/04/2017 11:35:46 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    guns.com ^ | 2/3/2017 | Andrew Shepperson
    Gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety was not happy about the National Rifle Association’s presence at a Wednesday strategy meeting at the White House, making their concerns known on social media. In a Thursday Facebook post, Everytown displayed a photograph of NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre seated next to President Donald Trump and added the following critique of the pairing: A picture is worth a thousand words, and in this case, none of them are good. Just yesterday, NRA leader Wayne LaPierre sat right next to President Trump as he held his first meeting about his Supreme Court...
  • Editorial: Let’s hear it for keeping gun silencers from shooters (barf alert)

    01/24/2017 5:14:37 AM PST · by rellimpank · 25 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 24 jan 2017
    Just as Chicago is moving ahead with new technology that could help reduce gunfire deaths, Congress and the Illinois Senate are considering misguided bills that could shoot Chicago’s effort to pieces by making gun silencers easily available. Chicago’s new technology, called ShotSpotter, alerts police as soon as bullets start flying, instead of making them wait for a phone call. Officers can respond more quickly — sometimes within seconds. By arriving faster, detectives are more likely to find witnesses, and crime scene personnel have a better chance of scooping up evidence, such as shell casings. Victims can get medical care faster....
  • Officials have duty to Nevadans to make background checks work (barf alert)

    01/15/2017 7:12:09 AM PST · by rellimpank · 8 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 15 jan 2017
    Christmas just kept coming last year for the NRA crowd in Nevada. Three days after the holiday, Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt gave them another gift when he announced that the November ballot measure on universal background checks had hit a roadblock. Cue the Charlie Brown music. Based on the chorus of smug comments about how opponents of the initiative had warned voters all along that it was flawed, the types who can’t drink enough NRA Kool-Aid had quite a celebration. Here’s hoping they had plenty of fun, because now it’s time to get back to the important job of...
  • Gun silencers are nothing to fear

    01/14/2017 5:41:04 AM PST · by rellimpank · 53 replies
    fxtribune ^ | 14 jan 2017 | Steve Chapman
    In "The Godfather," a Mafioso prepping young Michael Corleone to assassinate some rivals gives him a pistol for the job. After firing a bullet into the cellar wall, Michael complains, "Ow! My ears!" His friend says, "Yeah, I left it noisy. That way, it scares any pain-in-the-ass innocent bystanders away." The Corleones would have had little interest in a bill that would allow gun owners to obtain silencers without the federal permits required since 1934. Some people like the deafening boom of a gunshot. Most shooters don't, and the National Rifle Association is pressing for enactment of the proposed Hearing...
  • Idiot tries to rob gun store - receives instant justice

    01/10/2017 4:21:40 PM PST · by PROCON · 50 replies
    liveleak.com ^ | Jan. 9, 2017
    Two armed men chose the wrong place to attempt a robbery Monday morning, when an employee at the Cobb County gun shop confronted them and shot one dead at the scene, Cobb County police said. The two men entered Dixie Gun and Pawn at 11 a.m. and attempted to rob the business. A store employee happened to be armed and exchanged gunfire with the men, striking one of them. The robbery suspect died at the scene, police said. The other suspect fled on foot. Police said Monday afternoon they have no information about him. The worker was not injured and...
  • 'Upbeat' attitudes on display at Rapid City gun show

    01/08/2017 7:13:18 AM PST · by rellimpank · 7 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 08 jan 2017 | Hannah Hunsinger
    The last time there was a new president elected for the United States, attendance at Rapid City’s annual gun show spiked. This time, attitudes in the community are much more relaxed. “Over the past year, sales and attendance at gun shows has been down a little bit, but that comes after a giant increase we had since 2008. In 2008 and 2012 for this show, we had like 22,000 people come through here in a weekend,” said Lee Rohrer, one of the event organizers and member of the Rapid City Rifle Club.
  • Study: Stand Your Ground led to increase in homicide cases

    01/06/2017 4:23:20 AM PST · by rarestia · 73 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | Friday, January 06, 2017, 12:04 AM EST | Cheryn Stone
    New medical findings link Florida's Stand Your Ground law to a significant increase in gun deaths. JAMA Study: 24.4% increase in homicide associated with Stand Your Ground Study authors say findings should be used to make informed decisions A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association states implementing Stand Your Ground in Florida is associated with a 24.4 percent increase in homicide and a 31.6 percent increase in firearm-related homicide in the state. "So the implication of these findings is that almost immediately after Stand Your Ground was enacted, rates of homicide and firearm homicide have gone...
  • Boom: Record 27 million guns bought in 2016

    01/04/2017 7:27:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 4, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    Driven by terror threats and a potential Hillary Rodham Clinton administration, sales of guns in America soared to record levels in 2016, according to the FBI. Just released FBI background check numbers, which roughly equate gun sales, totalled some 27,538,673, 4 million more than in 2015 and nearly double the number in President Obama's first year.
  • Is Donald Trump Going to Take Away Your Gun?

    01/02/2017 6:33:47 AM PST · by rellimpank · 52 replies
    Capital Times ^ | 2 jan 2016
    From November 8 (the day of the 2016 Presidential Election) to November 11 (the end of the week of the election), shares of Sturm, Ruger (NYSE: RGR) stock fell 26% while Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ: SWHC) stock fell 25%. Which kind of begs the question: What the heck is going on here? Are investors in gun stocks afraid that Donald Trump will take away their guns? Donald Trump? President-elect Trump says he's a "2nd amendment person." But could that position change? Image source: Getty Images.
  • Why California’s new gun laws deserve contempt

    12/31/2016 10:20:41 AM PST · by rellimpank · 27 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 31 dec 2016 | Ben Boychuk
    The arrival in 2017 of a raft of new gun control laws in California won’t amount to much, except more hassles for gun dealers and the law-abiding few. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com Yes, “few.” When buying a handgun, rifle or shotgun, the vast majority of people naturally will follow the law. The cost of noncompliance is too high, and the inconvenience is too great. Unless your next-door neighbor happens to traffic in illegal weapons, odds are you will go to the gun store, fill out the paperwork, endure the waiting period and get on with your life. But many otherwise law-abiding...
  • Editorial: Closing the door on a deadly year in Chicago (barf alert)

    12/30/2016 6:17:56 AM PST · by rellimpank · 24 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 30 dec 2016
    ---the usual sanctimonious blather --including the last sentence in this excerpt----"But in the here and now — to curb the carnage today — it is hard to overstate the importance of better gun laws and a powerful and professional police force. We strongly support new state laws to get and keep illegal guns off the street. Most significantly, we support legislation pending in Springfield that would increase minimum prison sentences for gun crimes. Illegal guns are killing our city."
  • Social Security Administration Publishes Final Rule Relating to NICS Improvement(T)

    12/28/2016 10:21:16 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    blog.princelaw.com ^ | 12/23/2016 | Adam Kraut, Esq.
    It has been well reported that the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) had been passing along information of individuals that it deemed unable to handle their financial affairs to NICS for the purposes of preventing them from purchasing a firearm due to being “adjudicated as a mental defective.” In May of this year, the SSA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. It received over 91,000 comments relating to the proposed rule. Of those, 86,860 were identical letters submitted by various individuals of a single advocacy group, opposing the proposed rule. On December 19, 2016, the SSA published a Final Rule on...
  • Getting serious about curbing gun violence

    12/22/2016 6:02:31 AM PST · by rellimpank · 39 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 22 dec 2016 | Tony Munoz, Kwame Raoul, Elgie Sims, Mike Zalewski
    The gunshots that rang out just after midnight last September sent youths in the neighborhood running scared. One 22-year-old man was killed. Three others, just passing by at the time of the altercation, were injured by the gunfire. Sound familiar? It's not a scene from Chicago. This shooting, stemming from a "spilled drink," happened near the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus.
  • EU states reach difficult compromise on firearms

    12/21/2016 8:55:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 12/21/2016 8:41 (updated: 10:04) | By Aline Robert | EurActiv.fr | Translated By Samuel White
    EU countries finally accepted the Commission’s proposal to strengthen firearms regulations on Tuesday (20 December), after the executive agreed on a number of compromises. EurActiv France reports.Presented in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks on 13 November 2015, the revised firearms directive was the subject of long and tortuous negotiations. It led to a widespread mobilization of pro-firearms lobbies across Europe, supported by politicians on the extreme right, the center-right and the political center. […] The executive originally wanted a complete ban on the most dangerous semi-automatic weapons, including assault rifles like the AK47 and the AR15. The Commission...
  • The New York Times’ Fictitious Image of Gun Carriers

    12/21/2016 5:30:39 PM PST · by rellimpank · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 21 dec 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Sometimes someone inadvertently performs a public service by bringing an unbelievably stupid and dangerous idea to the surface, where it can be exposed for what it is. The New York Times can be credited — if that is the word — with performing this public service in a recent editorial against proposals to allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed guns. They refer to what they call the National Rifle Association’s “fantasy that citizens can stand up to gunmen by shooting it out.”
  • CA Gun Sales Surge Ahead of 'Assault Rifle' Ban

    12/21/2016 6:14:28 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 12/20/2016 | Liz Sheld
    Californians are rushing to purchase the evil AR15 semi-automatic "assault" rifle before a new ban goes into effect on January 1, 2017. Governor Jerry Brown signed the gun-control measure into law back in July and with a 10-day waiting period for all gun sales, time is running out to purchase the gun and take possession before next year. All of these newly purchased guns must be registered with the state before the deadline kicks in on Wednesday, December 21.
  • Gun Sales Surge in CA Ahead of Sweeping New Gun Control Laws

    12/20/2016 12:42:00 PM PST · by george76 · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 20, 2016
    California is seeing a big surge in gun sales as the Golden State gets ready to enact sweeping gun control measures. Some Californians are rushing to get their hands on the AR-15, which is America's most popular rifle and a longtime target of gun control proponents. Gun sales, including handguns, are up 40 percent this year in California, while sales of semi-automatic rifles have doubled. The new laws, set to take effect January 1, will ban so-called "assault-style rifles" with easily-detachable magazines. ... today is the last day to make a purchase, since the state has a 10-day waiting period...
  • Geenen: Four years after Sandy Hook, let’s talk about gun violence (sneak attack barf alert)

    12/14/2016 10:13:14 AM PST · by rellimpank · 18 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 14 dec 2016 | Paul Geenen
    ---(snip)-- "Three of these discussions were held earlier this year, with participants sharing the goals of creating greater understanding and trust, reducing polarization, encouraging discussion and improving communication. Common ground has been identified, including agreement that penalties need to be raised for violations against our state’s concealed carry law. Several Republican state representatives and a local Republican elected official participated in these conversations, and we thank them for that."
  • High-capacity magazine ban a must for Nevadans’ safety (barf alert)

    12/11/2016 10:10:17 AM PST · by rellimpank · 23 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 11 dec 2016
    By overwhelmingly supporting universal background checks for firearms purchases, Clark County voters made it abundantly clear last month that they were concerned about gun violence. Now, it’s time for Las Vegas-area lawmakers to go a step further to protect Nevadans and push to ban the sale of high-capacity magazines in the state. Eight states and the District of Columbia already have imposed such prohibitions, and with good reason. There’s simply no legitimate civilian use for magazines that hold dozens upon dozens of rounds of ammunition. Don’t believe us? Fine, then listen to Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo. “I’m a very...
  • Gen. Petraeus Now Pushing Gun Control(now?)

    11/30/2016 5:22:01 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/30/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Gen. David Petraeus may be on the short list to be our next secretary of state, but his affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, led to him being convicted of mishandling classified information; Broadwell had access to journals of Petraeus that contained sensitive material. I’m not so sure he’s the best pick to lead the State Department. Moreover, isn’t mishandling classified information exactly what we’re trying to avoid and what we slammed Clinton for? Well, another venture Gen. Petraeus is diving into is gun control policy (via CNN):
  • First Impression: Colt’s new Retro M16A1 Reissue

    11/29/2016 5:25:55 AM PST · by Joe Brower · 63 replies
    Guns and Tech ^ | 11/28/2016 | Timothy Yan
    Gunsite, Az, at the Colt Media Event, Colt unveiled the finished version of their new M16A1 retro build named the Colt M16A1 Reissue. We were lucky to get a sneak peek of the Colt M16A1 Reissue back in May 2016 during the NRA Annual Meeting in Kentucky. The retro rifle is built from with original Colt furniture, new manufactured receiver set and new barrel. The Colt M16A1 Reissue should be available in early 2017, if not sooner. Please click here for the rest of the story.
  • Gun Sales to Blacks and Minorities Surge After Trump Win

    11/24/2016 6:40:49 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 88 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/23/16 | Ben Popken
    After Donald Trump's win, Yolanda Scott is upgrading the crowbar she keeps in her purse to a small-caliber pistol. Scott, an African-American, is one of many minorities who have been flocking to gun stores to protecqt themselves, afraid Trump's victory will incite more hate crimes. "You feel that racists now feel like they can attack us just because the president is doing it," one gun shop owner told NBC News. Gun store owners told NBC News that since November 8 they're seeing up to four times as many black and minority customers —and black gun groups are reporting double the...
  • Trump's pro-Second Amendment platform could end gun sales boom

    11/24/2016 5:15:30 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 62 replies
    President-elect Donald Trump is expected to push to relax gun laws when he takes office, but significant changes in the firearms industry began as soon as he was elected – and some put the law of unintended consequences squarely in the cross hairs. For instance, while Trump’s unapologetic pro-Second Amendment stance may be good for gun owners, it has already dealt a blow to manufacturers, who enjoyed record sales throughout President Obama’s eight years in office. Stocks in companies like Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger & Co. plunged on Nov. 9, and experts say it is because Trump’s election...
  • Bill would allow carrying concealed pistol without permit

    11/22/2016 1:42:57 PM PST · by rellimpank · 20 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 22 nov 2016
    PIERRE | A Republican state lawmaker plans to sponsor a bill in the upcoming legislative session that would allow people who can legally carry a concealed handgun in South Dakota to do so without a permit. Right now, it's a misdemeanor under state law for someone to carry a concealed pistol or to have one concealed in a vehicle without a permit. Rep. Lynne DiSanto said Monday that her bill is about personal protection. "I just hope this opens the door to people considering being gun owners and having the opportunity to protect themselves and their families as it was...
  • Mexican Crime Wave, Vigilantism Prompt Calls for Citizens to Be Armed in Their Cars and Businesses

    11/22/2016 6:50:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 22, 2016 | 2:08 AM EST | Mark Browne
    A lawmaker’s proposal to loosen gun laws so Mexican citizens can arm themselves in their cars and at their businesses faces stiff opposition here despite record numbers of gun homicides and a surge in public transit robberies that has provoked a vengeful backlash by armed vigilantes. Residents of Naucalpan, a city located just northwest of Mexico City, are living in a state of “psychosis,” and “terror,” due to a wave of murders, kidnappings and robberies in recent months, according to the Mexico City daily El Universal. Armed assaults on public transit have provoked a deadly response by armed vigilantes riding...
  • Trump Releases His Plan for 2nd Amendment… Leaves Millions Furious

    11/19/2016 10:55:16 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    One common criticism of billionaire businessman and President-elect Donald Trump is that he far too often speaks in vague generalities and rarely offers specifics about where he stands on the issues. That is no longer the case, at least regarding his stance on gun rights and the Second Amendment, after Trump released his official policy position on his campaign website. “The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon. Period,” the position paper began. Trump went on to explain that the right to keep and bear arms is a right that pre-exists...
  • Following Election, NRA Goes On 'Offense'; Here's What It Could Aim To Do

    11/16/2016 1:08:09 AM PST · by RC one · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | November 15, 20167:44 PM | NATHAN ROTT
    "Our time is now." That's the message from Wayne LaPierre, the head of the National Rifle Association, to his group's members and gun owners across America, following last week's election.With a Republican-held Congress and Donald Trump headed to the White House — helped, in no small part, by the support of the NRA — big changes could be coming to the nation's gun laws.At an NRA-sponsored event Monday, in the desert north of Phoenix, more than 1,000 gun owners and enthusiasts gathered for a so-called 1000 Man Shoot. Men and women from 16 states lined up shoulder to shoulder to...
  • Vote Like Your Guns Depend on It (They Do)

    11/08/2016 4:59:17 AM PST · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/8/16 | Awr Hawkins
    On November 8, every gun owner and Second Amendment supporter in America needs to vote as if your guns depend on it — because they do. The contrast between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton could not be more stark than when it comes to the right to keep and bear arms. Trump has pledged to preserve that right, to maintain the Second Amendment “in its strongest form.” But Clinton has vowed to implement numerous new gun controls — including an “assault weapons” ban, a “high-capacity” magazine ban, and universal background checks, which, by the way, have already failed to stop...
  • THE WATCHDOGS: Despite promises, feds’ fight against guns lagging (modified barf alert)

    11/04/2016 7:59:50 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 6 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 4 nov 2016
    For all the promises from federal authorities to do all they can to help Chicago fight gun violence, their prosecutions of gun crimes here have remained stagnant, a Chicago Sun-Times investigation has found. “The Department of Justice will continue to do everything in its power to help the city of Chicago combat gun violence,” Attorney General Eric Holder said in July 2014, vowing to keep up “the federal government’s ongoing commitment to helping local leaders ensure Chicago’s streets are safe.”