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  • Tourist attraction 'Machine Gun America' opens Saturday in Kissimmee

    12/19/2014 8:25:03 PM PST · by shove_it · 42 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...
  • Judge refuses to return gun to man involved in freeway shootout

    12/12/2014 6:10:17 AM PST · by rellimpank · 8 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 12 dec 2014 | Bruce Vielmetti
    One of two concealed gun permit holders involved in a rolling shootout down Milwaukee streets and freeways last year was turned down Thursday when he asked a judge to order the return of the gun seized after the incident. Roy Anthony Scott told police he was merely trying to escape from Eric Adamany, 29, and fired in self-defense. Scott was never charged in the June 2013 shootout. Adamany was, and his case of recklessly endangering safety is pending. Scott, also 29, was charged in September 2013 with being party to the crime of armed robbery at an auto-parts store three...
  • These Las Vegas businesswomen take their (gun)shots seriously

    12/06/2014 6:00:37 AM PST · by rellimpank · 5 replies
    VegasINC ^ | 06 dec 2014 | Ashley Oñoz-Wright
    Karissa Neff and Sara Shertz drive away from the hustle and bustle, down a lonely stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard South until they reach their turn-off, a road where asphalt meets gravel. It’s late afternoon and their truck is loaded with about a dozen semi-automatic handguns, revolvers, and bolt action and high-powered rifles. A utopia for gun enthusiasts seeking outdoor target practice, the location near Sloan is barren isolation with a touch of lawlessness. Pockmarked by divots and peppered debris, the off-road stretch is lined with pickup trucks and empty ammunition shells. For the women of Gun Play Vegas, it’s...
  • Fight guns in Chicago, Michael Bloomberg (barf alert)

    12/04/2014 5:09:28 AM PST · by rellimpank · 10 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 04 dec 2014
    Come to Chicago, Michael Bloomberg — in a big way — if you really want to fight gun violence in America. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. Among American big cities, Chicago suffers one of the highest per capita rates of gun violence. And you, since stepping down as mayor of New York, have established yourself as a national leader — certainly the leader with the deepest pockets — in the uphill fight for sanity in gun laws. No city or state could use you more. As we wrote in an editorial last month, Chicago...
  • Be smart about gun-crime sentences

    12/02/2014 5:58:22 AM PST · by rellimpank · 16 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 02 dec 2014
    Illinois has a chance to get smarter about penalties for gun crimes, hitting offenders with longer sentences where needed and shorter ones where appropriate. We urge the Legislature to seize the opportunity. So much is at stake, especially in Chicago, where the bloodshed from guns is constant and horrific. Within the next couple of days, the Legislature’s Joint Criminal Justice Reform Committee will present a series of findings on gun violence and gun laws, reflecting months of listening to law enforcement officials, national criminal justice experts and others. The committee’s findings are expected to be the basis for new laws...
  • Idaho Second Amendment Guru

    12/01/2014 7:19:33 AM PST · by w1n1
    Western Shooting Journal ^ | 12/2014 | R Alexander
    The leftist media present the fictional story with glee, repeating the lies endlessly, sometimes doctoring the evidence and always ignoring the facts. They appear oblivious to the hatred and division that they are causing. Or worse, they appear to seek violence as a ratings booster. In Ferguson, the mob knew the script. For media and mob it was, “lights, camera, action!” Eric Holder knows every detail of the eyewitness testimony and he knows the physical evidence. He knows, but he doesn’t care. He has a role to play in this sick, political drama and the facts will not change his...
  • Black Friday gun buys test background check system

    11/26/2014 4:04:14 AM PST · by rellimpank · 27 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 26 nov 2014 | Matt Stroud
    BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) - Black Friday isn't just when shoppers rush to stores for holiday sales. It's also one of the busiest days of the year for gun purchases. In the U.S., there are nine guns for every 10 people. Someone is killed with a firearm every 16 minutes. And every minute, gun shops make about 40 new requests for criminal background checks on people wanting weapons. On Black Friday, the rush accelerates to nearly two checks a second, testing the limits of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. "We have a perfect storm coming," says Kimberly Del Greco,...
  • Fighting illegal guns is God’s work (barf alert)

    11/20/2014 6:18:02 AM PST · by rellimpank · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 20 nov 2014
    Blase Cupich’s arrival as archbishop presents a historic opportunity to turn Chicago away from its horrific gun violence. As Cupich officially assumes his duties Tuesday, we urge him to take a leading and visible role in fighting the devastating flow of illegal guns into our city. Nothing could be more God’s work. Cupich has said he is “prepared to speak” on a gamut of pressing social issues in the Chicago archdiocese, from the “deep pockets of poverty” to income inequality to compassionate care for the elderly — all profound matters. But arguably no issue is more pressing than the violence...
  • Gun Grab U.N. Arms Treaty To Take Effect Dec. 24

    11/13/2014 10:12:32 AM PST · by raptor22 · 41 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 13, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: To some, concern over a U.N. Arms Trade Treaty set to take effect Dec. 24 is much ado about nothing. But a president unconstrained by Congress or the Constitution may try to impose severe limits on gun rights. All treaties must be ratified by two-thirds of the Senate, and that's not about to happen in the case of the unratified Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), particularly after the 2014 election that gave the GOP Senate control. The same, of course, could have been said about the Kyoto Protocol and other climate change deals that mandate that governments tie their...
  • How Rauner can target illegal guns (Illinois)

    11/13/2014 6:15:24 AM PST · by rellimpank · 23 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 13 nov 2014
    Chicago desperately needs a real leader in the fight to get illegal guns off our blood-stained streets. Nothing is more important to our city’s future. We believe that leader can and must be Bruce Rauner. That may seem counter-intuitive. Rauner is a Republican who ran for governor as a strong defender of the Second Amendment, against an incumbent Democratic governor, Pat Quinn, with a long record in support of gun control. But it is precisely because Rauner is a Republican and a staunch defender of legal gun rights — and because he now faces the prospect of finding common ground...
  • Healing community and new policies can curb gun violence

    11/09/2014 6:12:06 AM PST · by rellimpank · 12 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 09 nov 2014
    Experts on gun violence met at a symposium Friday afternoon in Milwaukee as another Milwaukee family mourned the death of a child hit by a stray bullet Thursday night. Laylah C. Petersen — remember her name — was sitting on her grandfather's lap when she was hit. She was 5. Sierra Guyton — remember her name, too — was killed while playing on her school playground last May. She was 10. In Racine, a 4-year-old girl was shot the day before Petersen was shot. Our hearts reach out to Petersen's family and echo the words of Laylah's aunt, Jocelyn Petersen:...
  • Experts offer concrete steps for lowering gun violence (barf alert)

    11/08/2014 5:52:27 AM PST · by rellimpank · 35 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 08 nov 2014 | Gina Barton
    On Thursday night, 5-year-old Laylah C. Petersen became one of about 300 Americans per year killed by stray bullets. Laylah, who was sitting on her grandfather's lap when a bullet pierced the wall of her home and struck her in the head, joins Sierra Guyton, 10, fatally shot on a playground in May, and at least nine other Milwaukee children killed by errant gunfire since 1995. On Friday, city residents were once again left with this question: "What can we do?" While the answer is multifaceted, one thing is clear, according to Joshua Horwitz, executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based...
  • Colorado governor says no regrets in death penalty case

    11/03/2014 11:23:43 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    LA Times ^ | Nov. 3, 2014 | Mark Z. Barabak
    Colorado's governor, intensely criticized over death-row reprieve, says he'd do it again. ... Part of Hickenlooper's problem has been the ambitous liberal agenda, from gays to guns, he signed into law in 2013 after a Democratic legislative spree. Part has been his habit of thinking out loud and his seeming eagerness to please all sides of an issue; a meeting this summer with hostile sheriffs turned into a political disaster when the governor equivocated about the gun-control laws he backed, upsetting both sides. But Hickenlooper will also have someone else to blame: Nathan Dunlap. In 1993, as a 19-year-old, Dunlap...
  • St. Louis Open Carry/Firearm Education Walk

    10/28/2014 6:31:23 AM PDT · by BB62 · 10 replies
    Riverfront Times ^ | 10/27/14 | Danny Wicentowski
    "Own a gun in Missouri? Legally? With a concealed carry license? Well, congratulations are in order, because you can open carry that gun all you want, seemingly anywhere, and nobody -- not St. Louis mayor Francis Slay, state legislators or the cops -- will stop you. That's the takeaway from Saturday's open carry demonstration through Citygarden and the Gateway Arch, which attracted around 50 local and out-of-state activists to the heart of downtown St. Louis. Participants wore holstered pistols or carried long rifles slung over the shoulder, drawing both stares from passing tourists and the ire of the city's mayor."
  • Shooter In Canada Stopped By Good Guy With Gun

    10/24/2014 9:36:12 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 24, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Security: In a country with strict gun control and without a Second Amendment, an armed citizen stopped a terrorist attack as our neighbor to the north becomes a jihadi target. When Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, aka Michael Hall, was shot dead by Kevin Vickers, the House of Commons sergeant-at-arms, the jihadist wannabe and Muslim convert had already murdered Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a guard at Canada's National War Memorial, and was inside Canada's Parliament building, very near a room where Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was meeting with members of his Conservative Party. "PM (Harper) was addressing caucus, then a huge boom, followed...
  • Eric Holder's Top Deputy Resigns Amid Revelation Fast and Furious Guns Used in Phoenix Crime

    10/17/2014 9:46:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 17 Oct 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    The top deputy to Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation on Thursday amid revelations that Operation Fast and Furious scandal guns were used to harm Americans in Phoenix in 2013, a development top congressional Republicans say President Obama’s administration sought to cover up. ... Holder, the attorney general, has failed to cooperate with the Fast and Furious congressional investigation led by Issa and Grassley. Holder was voted, on a bipartisan basis, into both criminal and civil contempt of Congress—a first in the history of the United States for a Cabinet-level official—after he failed to provide documents to Issa’s committee...
  • Most Expensive State House Race in Colorado Comes Back To Gun Control

    10/11/2014 9:39:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 11 Oct 2014, | Greg Campbell
    Beyond Colorado's headline-grabbing races for Senate and governor, the election for House District 59 is starting to generate its own news for being the most expensive race for state house in Colorado — all thanks to tough new gun control laws passed in 2013. The contest is between Democratic incumbent Mike McLachlan and Republican challenger J. Paul Brown for a small district centered on the rural city of Durango. According to the Durango Herald, the race has attracted "a waterfall of money" from outside groups, to the tune of at least $718,000 in a market where media and advertising are...
  • Second Amendment Vs. Islamic State In Oklahoma

    09/30/2014 8:30:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    investors.com ^ | 9/29/2014 | Editorial
    The Islamic State has issued a global call to lone wolves. One could be standing behind you on the bus, walking next you at the mall or sitting in the next cubicle. In the age of the Islamic State and solo terrorism, gun-free zones are simply an invitation for a terrorist attack. In Moore, Okla., the life-saving value of the Second Amendment was proved once again. It may be our secret weapon in the ongoing war against terrorism.
  • Restaurant Serves Up Discount To Gun Carriers

    09/29/2014 11:33:08 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 21 replies
    sky.com ^ | 29 September 2014 | Sky News US Team
    If you're going to Bergeron's Restaurant in Louisiana bring your appetite - and your gun. Customers at the Port Allen outlet who carry a weapon are given a 10% discount on their meal. According to US news reports, restaurant owner Kevin Cox said he came up with the idea as a way to thank law enforcement officers who go to the restaurant.
  • Police: FBI looking into Moore beheading after suspect tried to convert others to Islam

    09/26/2014 9:27:30 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 80 replies
    KTFOR TV ^ | September 25, 2014 | KTFOR
    MOORE, Okla. – Officials with the Moore Police Department say the FBI is now involved in the investigation related to a brutal attack of workers at a food distribution plant. Sgt. Jeremy Lewis says the alleged suspect, 30-year-old Alton Nolen had just been fired when he drove to the front of the business, hit a vehicle and walked inside. He walked into the front office area where he met 54-year-old Colleen Hufford and began attacking her with a knife. Sgt. Lewis confirms the type of knife used in the attack is the same kind used at the plant. Lewis confirms...
  • How Gun Control Made England The 'Most Violent Country In Europe'

    09/24/2014 7:34:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Sep 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Gun control in Britain passed in stages, beginning just after World War I and continuing in a reactionary fashion with increasing strictness through the 1990s. When the final stage arrived in 1997, and virtually all handguns were banned via the Firearms Act, the promise was a reduction in crime and greater safety for the British people. But the result was the emergence of Britain as the "most violent country in Europe." Britain began placing restrictions on gun ownership after World War I with the Firearms Act of 1920. .... The Firearms Act of 1920 did not ban guns. Rather, it...
  • Putting guns in schools is reason to recoil

    09/24/2014 5:09:18 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 45 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 24 sept 2014 | Tony Norman
    America has always been awash in bad ideas. The Founding Fathers spoke a good game about liberty but allowed America to become a slave republic, because they didn't want to alienate the Southern farmers and merchants who helped bankroll and fight the war for independence against the British. The Southern states wanted access to American liberty based on skin color. They got their wish for disproportionate representation in the early republic with the three-fifths clause enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Tolerance of slavery was not only a bad idea, it has had disastrous consequences for America ever since. Right up...
  • Bill Berry: Give cops the firepower to outgun the bad guys

    09/23/2014 4:55:48 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 54 replies
    Madison.com ^ | 23 sept 2014 | Bill Berry
    STEVENS POINT — OK, the concern over militarization of cops is legitimate. But as someone who has been accused of being a flaming liberal, allow me to add this question: In a country that is buried in guns, do we want the enforcers of our laws to walk around with billy clubs while criminals tote semi-automatic weapons? If the bad guys have semi-automatics, then don’t we want cops to have at least that amount of firepower? Surely, we all know there are tens of thousands of semi-automatic weapons out there. Does anyone want to see a single cop killed because...
  • With ISIS arrests, Australians wishing they had guns

    09/21/2014 8:39:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 72 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Nick Adams
    Never before have I felt so naked. Now more than ever, I wish I was armed. And I’m not alone. Any and all home-grown Islamic terrorism should be able, if need be, to be met by a well-armed civilian militia. The United Kingdom has had two beheadings of members of the public in the last two years, with neither police nor civilians able to prevent it. It has prohibitive gun laws. With news of the ISIS plot to randomly abduct members of the Australian public and behead them, Australian sentiment on guns is dramatically shifting. It appears Australians are finally...
  • Legislation Introduced to Eliminate ATF

    09/18/2014 7:02:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/17/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Republican Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner has introduced legislation to eliminate the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a federal law enforcement agency with 5000 employees. If passed, the legislation would dissolve the duties of ATF to the FBI and DEA. From the legislation:
  • William Schuth: Do Madison police really need assault rifles?

    09/16/2014 5:12:08 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 31 replies
    William Schuth
    Ten years ago I was in Iraq and carried an M16 rifle everywhere I went. I propped my M16 beside me while I drove our medical evacuation Humvee on monotonous yet foreboding convoys from Fallujah, Al Asad, Haditha and around western Al Anbar. When we searched vehicles at checkpoints, I covered my fellow Marines with my M16. I slung my M16 in front of me on visits to a truck stop between Jordan and Ramadi where — against orders — we would buy roasted mutton or chicken cooked with tomatoes and peppers and wrapped in flatbread to alleviate the tedium...
  • Upstate New York braces as Remington Arms packs up to leave

    09/13/2014 8:32:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 99 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/8/2014 | Raquel Okyay
    An upstate New York lawmaker said the loss of manufacturing jobs in the state last month is due to an anti-gun administration that has ignored pleas from local officials to be involved in the negotiating process. “Remington talks have come to a halt,” said Assemblyman Marc W. Butler (R.-Newport), whose district includes the Village of Ilion, where the Remington Outdoor Company has been located for almost 200 years. “We are losing 105 jobs at the Ilion primary plant,” said Butler. In February he predicted long-term consequences of Remington’s decision to expand to Huntsville, Ala., instead of Ilion, N.Y. The small...
  • ATF and Unincorporated Trusts

    09/11/2014 11:19:26 AM PDT · by Dead Corpse · 59 replies
    ARFCOM ^ | 9-11-2014 | Dead corpse
    Ok folks... Most of us are aware of the NFA of 1934 and the raft of unConstitutional regulations that have followed in it's wake. Lots of people have gone through extraordinary lengths to comply with, rather than fight, the Federal government. Latest version of this fight is unincorporated trusts. Class III firearms can be transferred into and out of a trust easier than any other still legal method. Recently, the BATFE ruled that unincorporated trusts do not meet the legal definition of a person. Loophole generated. 922o states that People cannot manufacture new firearms post 1986. If a trust isn't...
  • Mayors, top cops to meet in Milwaukee on gun violence

    09/11/2014 5:01:39 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 15 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 11 sept 2014 | Don Behm
    Around 50 mayors and law enforcement officials from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Chicago will meet in Milwaukee on Thursday to discuss ways to reduce gun violence. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges are hosting the 2014 Milwaukee-Minneapolis Summit to Combat Gun Violence at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center on Wisconsin Ave. The event is funded with a $38,000 grant from the Joyce Foundation. It is not open to the public. This year's summit will focus on law enforcement perspectives on gun violence and include a review of new models for crime gun investigations, as well as information on...
  • U.N. gun resolution defeated but 46 Senators voted in favor of gun confiscation!

    09/10/2014 8:44:11 AM PDT · by klb99 · 52 replies
    Received this email today......speaks for itself. HOORAY a 53-46 vote. The U.N. Resolution 2117 lists 21 points dealing with firearms control, but perhaps of most interest is point number 11. It: "CALLS FOR MEMBER STATES TO SUPPORT WEAPONS COLLECTION and DISARMAMENT of all UN countries". By a 53-46 vote - The U.S. Senate voted against the U.N. resolution. HOORAY. This is that brief, glorious moment in history when everyone stands around...reloading. Now, Which 46 Senators Voted to Destroy Us? Well, let their names become known ! See below .. If you vote in one of the states listed with these...
  • Taking stand vs. gun traffickers makes us all safer (barf alert)

    09/08/2014 5:29:29 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 13 replies
    Chicago Sun -Times ^ | 08 sept 2014
    In a regular Monday ritual, Chicago Police display the numerous illegal guns they have most recently taken off the street, and there is always a dismayingly large cache. So, yes, cops are getting illegal guns off the street. But the river of new illegal guns replacing those recovered by police is so huge that Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has likened police efforts to drinking from a fire hose. Last year, police recovered more than 7,000 illegal firearms, but plenty more remained on the streets to be used in new crimes. On Saturday, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence set...
  • Safety first: How do we keep children educated and secure in a culture of guns?

    09/08/2014 3:43:57 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 19 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 08 sept 2014 | Andrea Domanick , Jackie Valley
    Seven accidental child shootings in one month. On two occasions, two per day. May days • May 3: A 3-year-old Wisconsin boy shoots himself in the head after finding a loaded handgun in the glove box of his mother’s car. • May 12: A South Carolina 3-year-old finds a gun under a mattress and shoots himself in the leg. • May 12: A 4-year-old shoots himself in the head while visiting his grandmother’s house in South Carolina. He dies four days later. • May 17: An Indiana 4-year-old fatally shoots himself in the head with his parents’ gun after managing...
  • Watch: This Sheriff Just Threatened Something huge If The Obama Admin Tries To Take His Guns

    09/03/2014 1:24:34 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 34 replies
    In light of recent mass shootings – primarily in so-called ‘gun-free zones’ – that have left dozens dead and even more injured, Americans have become increasingly divided regarding how such tragedies might be avoided in the future.While some have concluded that stricter gun control laws would keep citizens safe by limiting legal access to firearms, plenty of others recognize that a well-armed populace can act as a deterrent to would-be violent criminals. As federal authorities consider imposing legislation that would make the ownership of certain weapons illegal, local law enforcement officials are speaking out against such proposals. One such voice is...
  • Chicago Crime Rate Drops, Thanks To Concealed Carry

    09/03/2014 8:13:12 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 3, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    More Guns, Less Crime: Since Illinois began issuing concealed-carry permits this year, robberies, burglaries, car thefts and, yes, even murder, are down significantly. Last month, when an 86-year-old Crestwood, Ill., man decided to visit his local phone store, he arrived to find a robbery underway. After staying outside to keep others from entering the store, he saw the suspect fleeing through a back door. He pursued the suspect, legal firearm in hand, stopped him, then held him until police arrived to make the arrest. The actions of the unidentified law-abiding citizen were made possible by Illinois becoming the 50th and...
  • CPD commander charged with official misconduct, aggravated battery

    08/28/2014 5:54:13 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 18 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 28 aug 2014 | Frank Main
    One of Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy’s most valued commanders was charged Wednesday with official misconduct and aggravated battery for allegedly putting his gun in a suspect’s mouth last year, officials said. Cmdr. Glenn Evans, who has been in charge of the Harrison District on the West Side, was stripped of his badge and gun earlier Wednesday. Evans is scheduled to appear in bond court on Thursday on the charges, which are both felonies.
  • Both husband, wife now have left loaded guns in restrooms

    08/28/2014 5:06:07 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 45 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 28 aug 2014 | Bruce Vielmetti
    Apparently, carrying a concealed weapon for some PEOPLE is so second nature they don't realize when they've left their gun behind in a restroom. A 76-year-old Oconomowoc man — whose wife left a loaded handgun in a Brookfield church restroom this year — left his own weapon in the restroom of a DOOR COUNTY fun park this month, according to sheriff's department reports. The loaded Ruger .380-caliber was found, in a holster, on the floor of a men's room at the Egg Harbor Fun Park on Aug. 9. A patron of the park — which features miniature golf, go-carts, arcade...
  • Trial of man who shot exchange student to stay in Missoula

    08/27/2014 10:57:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Missoulian ^ | Aug. 27, 2014 | Kathryn Haake
    District Judge Ed McLean has denied a motion to change the trial venue for Markus Kaarma, the Missoula man accused of fatally shooting a German exchange student in his garage last April. In a 208-page motion to move the trial, Kaarma’s attorneys argued that local media reports have tainted Missoula’s jury pool by painting Kaarma as a “cold-blooded killer.” Katie Lacny, who filed the motion, argued her 30-year-old client has been held captive in his Grant Creek home and received death threats as the media “aroused sympathies and created a community outcry against” him. “The pretrial publicity has stirred up...
  • Bill Gates, wife donate $1 million to gun control group

    08/26/2014 6:37:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    ap ^ | August 25, 2014
    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales, bringing the total amount the campaign has brought in up to nearly $6 million. ... The large donation comes on the heels of fellow Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s $500,000 donation earlier this month. Also last week, venture capitalist Nick Hanauer donated an additional $1 million, bring his total donation to the campaign to nearly $1.4 million.
  • Ferguson On Steroids: 10 Shot Overnight In Chicago

    08/24/2014 7:44:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Aug 2014 | John Nolte
    How many nine-year-old Antonio's need to die in Chicago before the national media will park its satellite trucks in front of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's City Hall and demand answers and action. How many black people, including black children, need to die in Chicago before the national media stops counting civilian casualties in Gaza as a political weapon against Israel and starts counting them in one of our own cities. Overnight in Chicago 10 people were shot. One night. One. How many more until the national media cares enough to look into the root causes of the violence, poverty, despair, terrible...
  • Map: Where Is ‘Open Carry’ Legal?

    08/22/2014 5:07:30 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 101 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/22/14 | RANI MOLLA
    As people on both sides of the debate regarding open carry—the practice of carrying firearms in plain view—have been turning up the heat, more companies are being forced to take a side. Gun-rights advocates see the practice as a way to normalize gun ownership and deter crime, while gun-control activists believe carrying guns in stores and restaurants is disruptive to the public and encourages violence. Recently, Target, Starbucks and Chipotle have asked their patrons not to bring their guns. After petitions by gun-control groups such as Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Kroger said it would uphold local...
  • Free Shaneen Allen From New Jersey’s Gun Laws

    08/18/2014 5:35:48 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 18, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Second Amendment: An African-American single mom on her way to a birthday party for one of her kids faces 10 years in prison for straying into the Garden State carrying a firearm in her purse licensed in Pennsylvania. Shaneen Allen is less well-known than Michael Brown, the man shot by police in Ferguson, Mo., and it's doubtful Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton will pay her a visit anytime soon. They're busy elsewhere. A mother exercising her Second Amendment right not only to keep but to bear arms to protect her family is of little interest to them. Allen is a...
  • UPDATE: Deadly church shooting suspect led authorities on chase in stolen car

    08/17/2014 7:30:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    WRDW ^ | Aug. 15, 2014
    COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. — Deputies confirm a suspect has been arrested in Jacksonville, Florida for the deadly shooting of a 55-year-old man in Columbia County last night. The coroner's office identifies the victim as William Davitte. He was shot and killed at Marvin United Methodist Church on S. Belair Rd near Wheeler Rd. Davitte and his wife, Jennifer Davitte, were turning on the sprinkler system at the church around 10:30 p.m. when the shooting happened, said Columbia County Cpt. Steve Morris. The husband was shot three times and died on the scene. His wife was taken to the hospital with...
  • Judge Says Second Amendment Doesn't Protect AR-15s

    08/14/2014 6:31:45 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 62 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 14, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: A federal judge rules that the AR-15 and similar weapons commonly used in self-defense "fall outside Second Amendment protection as dangerous and unusual arms," and we have no right to keep or bear them. Nobody looted the gun shop and tattoo parlor that share a storefront in a strip mall less than 10 minutes from Ferguson, Mo., where riots followed the police shooting of Michael Brown. According to the local Riverfront Times, the owners of County Guns and Tattoo Studio arrived with friends to protect their businesses. One owner carried a rifle and pistol and wore a vest,...
  • College Prof: Gun Owners ‘Not A Protected Group’

    08/13/2014 1:10:20 PM PDT · by IncPen · 32 replies
    Liberaland ^ | 08/13/2014 | Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland
    I don't think I can even post an excerpt of this story on FR. The gist is that a kook professor is positing on Holmes' show that if an open carry group enters a restaurant, the patrons should (among other things) exit en masse without paying.
  • Bloomberg's PAC makes $150,000 ad buy against Clarke

    08/09/2014 12:41:06 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 8-9-14 | Georgia Pabst
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's political action committee, Independence USA, has purchased $150,833 in television ads in an effort to defeat Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. and support his opponent, Milwaukee police Lt. Chris Moews. In response to the news of Bloomberg's ads, Clarke said in a statement: "I trust the voters. The voters can't be bought." The ad buys by Bloomberg's PAC come on top of $400,000 in media ads purchased by the Greater Wisconsin Committee to try to beat Clarke, who is seeking his fourth term in Tuesday's Democratic primary election. Also on Friday, Citizens...
  • Ignore the attack ads; focus on Sheriff David Clarke's record

    08/11/2014 5:06:52 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 9 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 11 aug 2014
    It's the way of politics these days, but pardon us if we yearn for simpler times...like when hundreds of thousands of dollars wasn't spent by outside groups on a sheriff's race in Milwaukee County. A sheriff's race. We've had our differences with Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., who is up for re-election on Tuesday. As we noted in an editorial back in June, "Whether it's irresponsibly calling on citizens to arm themselves, bombastic talk-radio appearances or his intensely personal feud with County Executive Chris Abele (all the while never acknowledging his own flaws), the sheriff has repeatedly diminished himself before...
  • Concealed carry trainers have checkered pasts

    08/07/2014 5:48:49 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 07 aug 2014 | Dan Hinkel
    As Illinois became the last state to allow concealed guns in public, state officials wrote a host of rules designed to prevent irresponsible uses of force that could take innocent lives. But multiple instructors authorized to teach people how to tote guns under the new state program are police officers with documented histories of making questionable decisions about when to use force, a Tribune review has found. One instructor is an officer whom two suburbs sought to fire because of substantiated excessive force allegations, municipal records show. Another was accused by two ex-wives of physical abuse — and by one...