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  • Those nasty 'assault weapons'

    01/02/2013 10:09:04 AM PST · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    WND ^ | December 30, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Exclusive: Joseph Farah urges 'freedom-loving Americans' to stand up to lawless government Can anyone in Washington define “assault weapon”? Can Barack Obama? Can Dianne Feinstein? It is a meaningless term designed by people like Feinstein, who would prefer to ban all or most firearms, specifically to confuse the public. Yesterday, Obama said on “Meet the Press” that he would work hard on banning “assault weapons” and what he calls “high-capacity magazines.” Of course, definitions were in short supply. So what is an “assault weapon”? Quite simply, it’s whatever the government says it is. Does that shock you? In the past,...
  • Gun group says active killer events quadrupled after Gun Free School Zones Act

    12/28/2012 1:20:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Examiner ^ | 12/28/12 | David Codrea
    A graph prepared by an author and member of the state gun rights group Georgia Carry.org notes a marked increase in active killer events in spite of federal laws intended to help curb such incidents. GCO research staffer Michael Menkus, previously brought to the attention of Gun Rights Examiner readers as the author of “Guns Good Bans Bad - An Analysis of U.S. Department of Justice 2010 Crime Statistics,” recently completed a chart that demonstrates a quadrupling of these events (see photo accompanying this column). “Along with studying how changes in carry laws change crime rates, I also study Active...
  • Armed teachers, guards bolster school security in Israel

    12/27/2012 4:29:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | Gregg Tepper
    JERUSALEM – Americans intent on ensuring a school massacre like the one in Newtown, Conn., never happens again could learn a lot from Israel, where the long menu of precautions includes armed teachers. The Jewish state, which has long faced threats of terrorist strikes in crowded locations including schools, takes an all-of-the-above approach to safety in the classroom. Fences, metal detectors and armed private guards are part of a strategy overseen by the country’s national police. And the idea of armed teachers in the classroom, which stirred much controversy in the wake of the U.S. attack, has long been in...
  • Guns in schools can save lives - Disarming law abiding citizens left them sitting ducks.

    12/27/2012 11:16:53 AM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    USA TODAY | December 25, 2012 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Here's the link.
  • Rahm's Kids' School Protected by Armed On-Duty Police

    12/27/2012 10:17:49 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Dec 2012 | Rebel Pundit
    Breitbart News has confirmed that The University of Chicago Laboratory School, where Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sends his children, is protected by an armed, on-duty police officer. University of Chicago Police public information personnel informed Breitbart News that there is at least one armed officer on duty a the school everyday and has been for “several years.” Emanuel blasted NRA spokesman Wayne LaPierre after he proposed adding armed officers to schools across the country last week in response to the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. A written statement from Mayor Emanuel said: It’s outrageous and unsettling that the NRA...
  • Disarmament plan: First label everyone with a mental disorder, then use that to take their guns

    12/24/2012 5:37:11 AM PST · by IbJensen · 35 replies
    Natural News ^ | 12/22/2012 | Jon Rappaport
    NaturalNews) When everybody is diagnosed with a mental disorder, gun permits will be a thing of the past Take that seriously. At a presidential debate, Obama was asked about achieving gun control. He said, "Enforce the laws we've already got. Make sure we are keeping the guns out of the hands of criminals...[and] those who are mentally ill." http://psychcentral.com In case you've been sleeping in a cave for the past few years, the US government is doing everything it can to create more categories of crimes, and the psychiatrists are expanding the list of (fictional but enforceable) mental disorders, as...
  • Invincible Ignorance (Sowell on gun control)

    12/17/2012 11:28:55 AM PST · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 18, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Must every tragic mass shooting bring out the shrill ignorance of "gun control" advocates? The key fallacy of so-called gun control laws is that such laws do not in fact control guns. They simply disarm law-abiding citizens, while people bent on violence find firearms readily available. If gun control zealots had any respect for facts, they would have discovered this long ago, because there have been too many factual studies over the years to leave any serious doubt about gun control laws being not merely futile but counterproductive. Places and times with the strongest gun control laws have often been...
  • The Limits of Gun Control in the Wake of the Sandy Hook Massacre

    12/25/2012 2:39:29 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies
    Reason ^ | December 19, 2012 | Jacob Sullum
    Outrage does not make ill-conceived policies smarter or more effective."These tragedies must end," says President Obama, referring to Adam Lanza's horrifying assault on Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, last Friday. Although it is hard to disagree with that sentiment, the measures Obama favors cannot reasonably be expected to prevent such thankfully rare but nevertheless appalling outbursts of senseless violence. After the massacre, Press Secretary Jay Carney reiterated Obama's support for reinstating the federal "assault weapon" ban that expired in 2004, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) promised to introduce a bill aimed at doing so next month. But we know...
  • School Obama's Daughters Attend Has 11 Armed Guards

    12/24/2012 7:29:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/24/12 | AWR Hawkins
    Some interesting news has broken in the wake of the latest push for gun control by President Obama and Senate Democrats: Obama sends his kids to a school where armed guards are used as a matter of fact. The school, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC, has 11 security officers and is seeking to hire a new police officer as we speak. If you dismiss this by saying, "Of course they have armed guards -- they get Secret Service protection," then you've missed the larger point. The larger point is that this is standard operating procedure for the school, period....
  • Yes, Columbine Had Armed Guards—And They Saved Lives

    12/25/2012 11:01:02 AM PST · by raptor22 · 57 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 25, 2012
    School Safety: Critics of the National Rifle Association's call for armed security guards at our schools respond that one famous school did have a sheriff's deputy on scene. But without him, the toll would have been much worse. After remaining silent on the mass shooting at Sandy Hook, the NRA's Wayne LaPierre held a press conference Friday to condemn another tragedy in a gun-free zone and to advocate the placement of armed security guards at our schools as is done at airports, banks and other public venues. "It's now time for us to assume responsibility for our schools," he said....
  • "The Sullivan Act was to protect mobsters and disarm innocent civilians in New York State."

    12/25/2012 9:03:43 AM PST · by virgil283 · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 23 Dec 2012 | Kerry Picket
    Bloomberg and Cuomo come from the jurisdiction where major gun control legislation was established by New York State Democratic Senator Timothy “Big Tim” Sullivan. Sullivan became known as a Tammany Hall crook intent on protecting his mobsters from prosecution and disarming innocent civilians in New York State. The Sullivan Act was passed in 1911 after a murder suicide shooting. The law mandated that New York residents must have police issued licenses for concealed handguns, otherwise it would be considered a felony. In 1903, the Battle of Rivington Street pitted a Jewish gang, the Eastmans, against the Italian Five Pointers. When...
  • The Perfect Prison

    12/23/2012 4:26:45 AM PST · by expat1000 · 15 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 22 Dec 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    There are as many ways to look at a man as there are at a glass of water. Either half empty or half full. Either people are basically good or they are basically rotten. And all theories of government come down to one view or the other. If people are basically good, then they can also be left to their own devices. They may even be allowed to run their own affairs. If however they are basically rotten, then a system is needed that will force goodness on them. And this system's own goodness will be protected by strict conformity...
  • 446 school age children shot in Chicago . . .

    12/21/2012 12:24:17 PM PST · by RetiredArmy · 37 replies
    The Tea Party Commander ^ | December 20, 2012 | none listed
    446 school age children shot in Chicago so far this year with strongest gun laws in country – media silent The cesspool known as Chicago probably has the toughest gun laws in the country, yet despite all the shootings, murders, and bloodshed, you never hear a peep about this from the corrupt state run media. In Chicago, there have been 446 school age children shot in leftist utopia run by Rahm Emanuel and that produced Obama, Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, etc. 62 school aged children have actually been killed by crazed nuts in Chicago so far this year with almost...
  • Lesson Of Sandy Hook, Clackamas — Ban Gun-Free Zones

    12/17/2012 5:12:32 PM PST · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 15, 2012
    Gun Laws: Before the tragedy in Connecticut, a shooter at an Oregon shopping mall was stopped by an armed citizen with a concealed carry permit who refused to be a victim, preventing another mass tragedy. In the target-rich environment of the Clackamas Town Center two weeks before Christmas, the shooter managed to kill only two people before killing himself. A far worse tragedy was prevented when he was confronted by a hero named Nick Meli. As the shooter was having difficulty with his weapon, Meli pulled his and took aim, reluctant to fire lest an innocent bystander be hit. But...
  • Gun-free Zones Called "Magnets for Mass Shooters"

    12/18/2012 10:16:07 AM PST · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | December 17, 2012 | Jack Kenny
    Gun-free zones are invitations to mass murder, gun-rights advocates argued after a lone gunman's shooting rampage at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, Friday left 20 children and six adults dead. John Lott, author of the controversial 1999 bestseller More Guns, Less Crime, said in an interview with Newsmax.com Saturday it is no coincidence that mass shootings with multiple victims occur repeatedly in designated gun-free zones such as schools, shopping malls, and movie theaters. "The problem is, whether it is the Portland [Oregon] shooting earlier this week, or the Connecticut shooting Friday, or the Sikh temple attack in...
  • Disastrous Gun Law Sparked School Shootings

    12/18/2012 8:19:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 50 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 December, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    From 1900 to the late 1990’s, there were no mass school shootings. Lest it be thought that guns were uncommon in schools, that was not the case. Guns were commonly brought to school for shooting competitions, hunting after school, for teachers to trade or show to each other or their students, or for show and tell. Guns were even made in shop class under the supervision of the shop teacher. Guns were common in gun racks in pickup trucks in the school parking lot. Even today, many schools provide special dispensation for students to take off from school for deer...
  • Gun Control, Thought Control and People Control

    12/18/2012 4:43:42 AM PST · by expat1000 · 10 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | December 17, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The gun control debate, like all debates with the left, is reducible to the question of whether we are individuals who make our own decisions or a great squishy social mass that helplessly responds to stimuli. Do people kill with guns or does the availability of guns kill people? Do bad eating habits kill people or does the availability of junk food kill people? To the left these are distinctions without a difference. If a thing is available then it is the cause of the problem. The individual cannot be held accountable for shooting someone if there are guns for...
  • Banning ‘Assault Weapons’ Is Not the Answer (Well-intentioned, but ineffective)

    12/18/2012 5:27:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/18/2012 | The Editors
    In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, numerous Democrats have called for legislation banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Unfortunately, such bans are empty gestures, certain to offend many law-abiding citizens but highly unlikely to reduce gun violence. Simply put, so-called “assault weapons” are nowhere near the root of the American violence problem. According to FBI data, of the two-thirds of murders that involve firearms, about 69 percent involve handguns rather than rifles or shotguns of any kind. Most estimates place the contribution of assault weapons to gun crime at around 1 or 2 percent. These numbers...
  • As a Newtown resident, parent, and law abiding gun owner…

    12/15/2012 9:23:21 AM PST · by DTogo · 93 replies
    Vanity ^ | Dec. 15, 2012 | DTogo
    Yesterday was the dark day always in the far corner of my head, and only brought to the forefront when friends or family sometimes ask why I carry a hand gun on simple everyday errands and activities. My answer is two-fold; because it's my Constitutional Right to do so, and there are a lot of crazy people out there in the world today, maybe even in Newtown. That once back-of-the-mind thought was also there everyday as my youngest boards the bus to spend about 7 hours in a completely defenseless environment where teachers and parents are not allowed to “carry”...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, December-17-2012

    12/17/2012 2:24:33 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 56 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • GUN CRIME SOARS IN ENGLAND WHERE GUNS ARE BANNED

    12/17/2012 9:52:40 AM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 27 replies
    TOWNHALL ^ | December 11, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Figures showed the number of crimes involving handguns had more than doubled since the post-Dunblane massacre ban on the weapons, from 2,636 in 1997-1998 to 5,871...
  • STATS PROVE GUN CONTROL DOES NOT WORK

    12/17/2012 9:46:02 AM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 11 replies
    BREITBART ^ | December 16, 2012 | MARY CHASTAIN
    Gun control advocates just need to look at Virginia. Between 2006-2011 gun sales went up by 73% and at the same time gun-related violent crimes fell 24%. Virginia Commonwealth University professor Thomas R. Baker, who specializes in research methods and criminology, said this proves that more guns do not in fact cause more violence...
  • Active shooters in schools: The enemy is denial

    12/16/2012 8:44:02 PM PST · by daifu · 12 replies
    http://www.policeone.com ^ | 12/16/2012 | Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief
    Teaching the Teachers The challenge for law enforcement agencies and officers, then, is to overcome not only the attacks taking place in schools, but to first overcome the denial in the minds of mayors, city councils, school administrators, and parents. Grossman said that agencies and officers, although facing an uphill slog against the denial of the general public, must diligently work toward increasing understanding among the sheep that the wolves are coming for their children. Police officers must train and drill with teachers, not only so responding officers are intimately familiar with the facilities, but so that teachers know what...
  • Justice Department Killed Plans For Comprehensive Background Checks

    12/16/2012 9:11:46 PM PST · by GVnana · 7 replies
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 12/16/2012 | William Bigelow
    Those who believe that Barack Obama is an idealist first and a politician second are sorely mistaken. The Justice Department of the Obama administration decided one year ago, as his reelection effort was getting underway, to ignore proposals that would have allowed the background–check system for gun procurement to be more comprehensive. Some of these proposals made in a Justice Department study were: allowing the FBI access to other federal agencies’ information, as that would have enabled the FBI to make sure those who are banned from buying guns such as felons, drug users, mentally “defective” persons, domestic violence criminals,...
  • The Facts about Mass Shootings - It’s time to address mental health and gun-free zones.

    12/16/2012 6:52:11 PM PST · by neverdem · 52 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 16, 2012 | John Fund
    A few things you won’t hear about from the saturation coverage of the Newtown, Conn., school massacre:Mass shootings are no more common than they have been in past decades, despite the impression given by the media.In fact, the high point for mass killings in the U.S. was 1929, according to criminologist Grant Duwe of the Minnesota Department of Corrections.Incidents of mass murder in the U.S. declined from 42 in the 1990s to 26 in the first decade of this century.The chances of being killed in a mass shooting are about what they are for being struck by lightning.Until the...
  • How do Multiple Victim Public Shooters Decide Where to Attack? [They choose "gun free" zones]

    12/16/2012 6:13:01 PM PST · by grundle · 10 replies
    Why did James Holmes pick the Cinemark's Century 16 Theatre in Aurora, Colorado, to commit mass murder on July 20, 2012? You might think that he chose the closest theater to his apartment. Or, that he chose the one with the largest audience. Yet, neither explanation is right. Instead the Cinemark theater seems to have been chosen because it was the only one that banned guns. Out of all the movie theaters showing the new Batman movie that night, it was the one theater within convenient driving distance where guns were banned.In Colorado, individuals with permits are allowed to carry...
  • Safer Schools

    12/16/2012 1:15:18 PM PST · by OldPossum1 · 12 replies
    Solutions for a New America blog ^ | 12/16/2012 | David Hass
    The two main proposals for making schools safer are: 1. Reduce or eliminate guns in the general population, and 2. Eliminate “gun-free zones” around schools permitting teachers and administrators to bring personal guns to school. We should seriously consider a third way: build a variety of defensive systems into each school that could stop or at least slow down armed attackers.
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert: I Wish to God that the Principal Would Have Had an M4

    12/16/2012 4:04:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 104 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/16/2012 | Leah Barkoukis
    Many people are insisting we all sit down and have a thoughtful, calm reflection on the Second Amendment after the Connecticut massacre. Others, particularly on the Left, are more forthright and are demanding more gun control. If we are to engage in the former, however, I want to share some of the arguments Rep. Louie Gohmert made today on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. The segment with Gohmert began with footage of Eric Holder saying we need to discuss who we are as a nation, talk about the freedom and rights we have, and how they can be used...
  • (CT shooting) "Give teachers guns": US blogs awash with people calling for more people to be armed

    12/16/2012 7:32:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 61 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 16 December, 2012 | Anton Antonowicz
    SCREAMING mums at schools, dads cradling children... it’s all too familiar to those of us who live in the United States. Hours after the latest outrage the internet was awash with the unapologetic views of those who live and die by the gun. Take this: “No crime would be permitted on my property because I am f****** armed. I can’t wait to kill someone ­legally.” Or this from Alan ­Gottlieb, head of the pro-gun 2nd Amendment Foundation: “There was nobody in that school allowed a firearm. I find that deplorable. I’m sure Lanza felt he could go in ­because no...
  • Sandy Hook: Gun control wouldn't have stopped it

    12/16/2012 11:16:32 AM PST · by conservativeforpalin · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 16 | Henry D'Andrea
    After 27 people were slaughtered at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, the liberal left ramped up their pro-gun control crusade, even blaming the atrocity on the lack of strict gun laws in America. Liberals claim that if guns were outright illegal to own, six people wouldn’t have been killed at a Safeway in Tucson, Arizona last year, nor 12 people in Aurora, Colorado in July. What they fail to realize most is that criminals don’t follow laws they don't want to; that’s why they’re criminals in the first place. The left asserts that there needs to be a "national discussion"...
  • [Video] Fox News Parody About Gun-Free Zones Stopping Crime

    12/16/2012 11:08:43 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 5 replies
    Fox News/Youtube ^ | 2011 | Fox News
    Video: Will More Gun-Free Zones Stop Crime, Robbery, and Murder?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dg_AcBeHgo Real Solution Flashback 2011 - HR 2613, Citizens Protection Act of 2011 - Abolishes Gun-Free Zones Acthttp://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/9524-ron-paul-introduced-pro-gun-legislation
  • [Video] Penn and Teller vs. Gun-Free School Zones

    12/16/2012 11:15:46 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 13 replies
    Penn and Teller / Youtube ^ | 2011 | Penn and Teller
    Penn and Teller explain why Gun-Free School Zones Promotes More School Shootings. Penn and Teller vs. Gun-Free School Zoneshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLr-oZWPXVc Real Solution: Flashback 2011 - HR 2613, Citizens Protection Act of 2011 - Abolishes Gun-Free Zones Acthttp://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/9524-ron-paul-introduced-pro-gun-legislation
  • After Newtown shooting, it’s time to have that ‘national conversation on guns’ (Codrea)

    12/15/2012 6:18:01 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 73 replies
    To anyone who may be persuaded that “a national conversation” on guns and violence in society is needed, rather than automatically accepting the assumptions of those who think it ought to begin with calling for more citizen disarmament edicts, answer one question first: If you saw someone methodically murdering children and you could get your hands on a gun, would you use it to stop him? Yes or no? There’s no time for equivocation. Every second you hesitate, another innocent is being slaughtered. If you answered “no,” you’re an irredeemable coward, unfit for the company of free men and women,...
  • Time for Schools to be Gun-free Free

    12/16/2012 6:17:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/16/2012 | Selwyn Duke
    If there's anything the Newtown massacre has proven, it's that school zones billed as "gun-free" cannot be guaranteed to thus be. They're only virtually certain to be good-guy-gun-free. And it's time for this symbolism-over-substance policy to end. The fact is that we're making the good easy prey for the wicked, and this has been acknowledged by some current and former law-enforcement officials. As Vice President and Public Information Officer of the National Association of Chiefs of Police Jim Kouri writes: ******** [F]ormer police detective Mike Snopes believes that gun free zones invite killers. "The killer in [Newtown] came armed for...
  • Mythbusting: Israel and Switzerland are not gun-toting utopias. (BARF.)

    12/16/2012 5:40:20 AM PST · by CommieCutter · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 14, 2012 | Ezra Klein
    My post “12 facts about guns and mass shootings” included a mention of Israel and Switzerland, societies where guns are reputed to be widely available, but where gun violence is rare. Janet Rosenbaum, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the School of Public Health at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center School, has actually researched this question, and she wrote to tell me I had it wrong. We spoke shortly thereafter on the phone. A lightly edited transcript of our conversation follows. Ricky Carioti — The Washington Post Ezra Klein: Israel and Switzerland are often mentioned...
  • The Federal Government is Guilty Accomplice in School Shooting in Newtown Connecticut

    12/16/2012 5:34:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 37 replies
    oathkeepers.org ^ | 14 December, 2012 | Oathkeepers
    This shooting is yet another tragic example of the failed, grotesque insistence on helpless victim zones where any crazed gunman can be assured of a large number of disarmed, undefended, helpless victims, all crammed into one place, where he can kill many children before an armed defender arrives from elsewhere. It is disturbing and sick that the federal government so hates the right of the American people to bear arms, and so hates their natural right to self defense, that the government insists on making them helpless, disarmed victims for anyone who cares to kill them. And in this case,...
  • New Rule: All Teachers Should Be Required to Carry Guns

    12/16/2012 5:17:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2012 | Doug Giles
    My heart is sick. I feel so sorry for the children who were murdered, as well as the parents and loved ones of the slain kids and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. All of us here in the U.S.—who still have a soul—pray for those whose lives were just senselessly shattered. But imagine if at least one teacher (with a concealed weapons permit) had their .40-caliber Glock with them, locked and loaded, when this weed Adam Lanza began his murderous mayhem Friday on the Sandy Hook Elementary School campus. What would have happened differently? Would...
  • Beware of the Circling Gun Banning Vultures

    12/15/2012 9:16:06 PM PST · by Red Steel · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | Friday, December 14, 2012 | Dudley Brown
    Colorado -–(Ammoland.com)- Quite frankly, I’ve had difficulty staying focused, listening to news reports and thinking about my wife and two young children aged 8 and 11 at home. I can only imagine the pain the parents and families of those who were murdered at the hands of this evil individual are feeling right now. My prayers and those of my staff here at the National Association for Gun Rights go out to the families of the victims. But already, like in so many cases from years past, the gun control lobby is shamelessly using the blood of innocents to advance...
  • Ore. lawmaker says teachers should be allowed guns

    12/16/2012 6:25:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    dailyastorian.com ^ | 15 December, 2012 | AP
    An Oregon lawmaker contends the massacre that left more than two dozen people dead at a Connecticut elementary school is another "heartbreaking failure" of school personnel to ensure protection, and is a reminder that teachers should be allowed to carry guns in the classroom.
  • Bill Bennett on "Face the Nation" saying we need to get rid of "assault weapons"

    12/16/2012 8:31:12 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 113 replies
    Cannot believe what I am hearing? What happened to the Conservative person I used to know. Absoluley disgusting.
  • It's Time, America - Ban Them NOW

    12/16/2012 8:58:22 AM PST · by BerserkPatriot · 20 replies
    The peoples cube ^ | 12/15/2012 | R.O.C.K. in the USSA
    Every year in the United States nearly a half million children are tragically killed. The top two causes of these deaths are: 1) Car Accidents 2) Drowning Yes, the pro-car lobby will wail and gnash their teeth, and the NCA will have a hissy fit. But how long can a civilized, democratic society allow our children (and adults) to be maimed and killed by these cars and fluids? Every year, 260,000 children are killed and 1,000,000 injured in car accidents. A significant number of these deaths and injuries are perpetrated by semi-automatic assault cars. Every year, 175,000 children are killed...
  • Gun Control is Evil Misspelled.

    12/16/2012 6:29:18 AM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 16 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | December 16, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    If you’re the biblically minded sort, then the trouble began when a jealous Cain clubbed Abel to death, but if you’re evolutionarily minded, then it’s a “chicken and egg” question. Violence had no beginning, except perhaps in the Big Bang; it was always here, coded into the DNA. The issue isn’t really guns. Guns are how we misspell evil. Guns are how we avoid talking about the ugly realities of human nature while building sandcastles on the shores of utopia. The obsession with guns, rather than machetes, stone clubs, crossbows or that impressive weapon of mass death, the longbow (just...
  • Guns, Guns, Guns

    12/16/2012 4:32:11 AM PST · by expat1000 · 20 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Dec 15, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    If you're the biblically minded sort, then the trouble began when a jealous Cain clubbed Abel to death, but if you're evolutionarily minded, then it's a 'chicken and egg' question. Violence had no beginning, except perhaps in the Big Bang, it was always here, coded into the DNA. If people are just grown-up animals, more articulate versions of the creatures who eat each other's young, and sometimes their own young, there is as much use in wondering about the nature of evil as there is in trying to understand why a killer whale kills. But debating how many devils can...
  • The Sandy Hook Murders: What To Do?

    12/16/2012 1:17:28 AM PST · by zeestephen · 72 replies
    PowerLine ^ | 15 December 2012 | John Hinderaker
    If we are going to take mass shootings as an occasion to infringe constitutional rights, the most effective place to start would be the FIRST Amendment [Freedom of the Press].
  • I have an idea

    12/15/2012 4:56:53 PM PST · by PWK arch · 105 replies
    I am truly bothered
  • Police oppose Gun Control on Public Radio

    12/15/2012 4:42:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 December, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    While the old media still act as gatekeepers to promote the failed policy of gun control, people are finding ways to spread the alternative message of freedom and responsibility. My brother heard a retired police officer call in to Wisconsin Public radio yesterday. The officer said that they trained hard, but they were always too late. The answer was not more gun control, but to adopt the Israeli solution of arming teachers and older students. Then listening to a national public radio program, onpoint.wbur.org, that has a special on the Connecticut school shooting, he heard a different officer make almost...
  • Expert: Arm Teachers, Ban Gun-Free Zones to Halt Mass Shootings!

    12/15/2012 8:16:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/15/12 | David A. Patten
    Banning gun-free zones and allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons could help eliminate mass shootings at schools, gun-control expert John R. Lott told Newsmax in an exclusive interview Saturday. Lott, an author and college professor, told Newsmax that gun-free zones become “a magnet” for deranged killers who hope to burn their names into the history books by running up a big body count. Lott’s landmark book "More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws" is in its 3rd edition. He told Newsmax there is a “very good chance” the Connecticut school shooting could have been averted, if teachers...