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  • The NRA's Dangerous Alternative to a Bump Stock Ban

    10/18/2017 4:07:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | October 18, 2017 | Jacob Sullum
    Thomas Massie, the Kentucky Republican who leads the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus, and Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat who is one of the Senate's most persistent gun controllers, do not agree on much. But the congressman and the senator both see the folly of the National Rifle Association's position on bump stocks, the firearm accessories that Stephen Paddock used in his deadly October 1 attack on country music fans in Las Vegas. The NRA opposes a legislative ban on bump stocks but wants the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to reconsider the question of whether they are legal....
  • Trump voters open to bump stock ban after Las Vegas shooting

    10/15/2017 6:54:51 PM PDT · by leaymane · 79 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/14/17 | Daniel Allott
    As night follows day, mass shootings in America are followed by a succession of Democratic politicians and liberal activists pushing for tighter gun restrictions. Almost as reliably, those efforts fail. But in the wake of the massacre in Las Vegas, in which Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and injured hundreds more at an outdoor concert, there is reason to believe this time might be different. Paddock used “bump stock” devices that effectively turn semi-automatic firearms into fully automatic weapons, causing a higher death toll. Republicans and Democrats in Congress have shown some support for a ban of bump stocks. House...
  • Activists Wave Sex Toys to Protest Second Amendment Speech At UW

    10/15/2017 6:16:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 49 replies
    Ammoland ^ | Dean Weingarten
    On 10 October, 2017, freedom advocate Katie Pavlich, who values the Second Amendment was allowed to speak on the University of Wisconsin, Madison, campus.The speech followed a change in University policy that threatened punishment for people who refuse to allow others to speak.From The conservative student group Young Americans for Freedom invited pro-gun activist, journalist and author Katie Pavlich to speak at the UW's psychology building Tuesday night. Young Americans for Freedom Chair Abby Streu says the group invited her to bring an often not heard viewpoint to campus. Pavlich will discuss firearms and self defense at the...
  • House Dems propose bills to stop online ammo sales, ban mags

    10/14/2017 4:05:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 54 replies ^ | 10/13/17 | Chris Eger
    House Democrats have introduced a number of new gun control measures in the wake of a deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas.Among the proposals are HR.3962 to ban online ammunition sales, H.R. 4025 requiring gun dealers to report the sale of two or more rifles to the same person in a five-day period, and HR. 4052, which would ban magazines able to hold greater than 10 rounds.“Several of my colleagues and I have introduced commonsense legislation that, if enacted, would reduce gun violence and the tragic impact it has on our communities,” said U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, the New...

    10/13/2017 5:11:13 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/12/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    Defendants Ammon Bundy and Ryan Payne have proposed new questions for potential jurors in the now delayed third Bunkerville Standoff trial. There are eight new questions from Payne and 29 from Bundy. One example from Payne: Since the time you filled out the lengthy questionaire for this case, a tragedy has occurred on October 1, 2017 at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas. Do you know anyone who was killed or harmed in the mass shooting? Yes No If Yes please explain."...... A change of plea hearing will be held Friday October 13th at 11:30am for Brian...
  • Video-Gunshop owner confronts BBC liberal, "I know exactly what you are trying to do"

    10/11/2017 8:32:11 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 1 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 4th 2017 | Clive Mayer
  • D.C. Will Not Appeal Loss on Carry Permits

    10/11/2017 5:27:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The government of the District of Columbia has decided not to appeal the Circuit court decision in Wrenn v. D.C. A week ago the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that they would not rehear Wrenn v. D.C. en banc. That ended the D.C. Circuit level of appeals for the District of Columbia. The issue was whether D.C. law, that was used to arbitrarily deny concealed carry permits, was constitutional. D.C. lost. The question became, would they appeal to the Supreme Court. From The city’s attorney general said the decision not to appeal the...
  • I-Team: Gun-tracing process is long, complicated

    10/10/2017 3:24:18 AM PDT · by RC one · 25 replies
    wbaltv ^ | Oct 3, 2017 | Jayne Miller
    BALTIMORE — The mass shooting in Las Vegas renews the country's long-running conflict over guns. Should there be more regulation? Should there be bans on high-powered weapons? There's also a question of how secrecy cloaks ownership records. If police get the license plate number on a car, they can easily find out who owns it. But it's a whole different story when it comes to guns. For 30 years, Congress has kept a veil over the nation's gun supply. Who are the owners? How many guns do people have? In May, city leaders in Baltimore touted the arrival of the...
  • Sighting Down On The Second Amendment

    10/09/2017 7:33:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/09/17 | Dave Merrick
    The Second Amendment is worthy of our defense. It is there to defend us. Don't ever lose sight of that Before a people are enslaved, before any nation is taken over, they are first disarmed. That’s just history and common sense. From the inside or out, a nation is always first compromised by the removal of its ability to defend itself. Stalin, Hitler, Mao, et al., they all declawed whatever organism that stood in their way - most especially the people they intended to govern. When Japan was planning to attack our mainland, their Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto purportedly said that...
  • Guns are America's Blind spot. The NHS is ours. (Barf alert)

    10/08/2017 3:37:58 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 22 replies
    The Sunday Times ^ | 8th October 2017 | Niall Ferguson
    We live in a small world. There are two degrees of separation between you and someone who attended the concert in Las Vegas last Sunday at which Stephen Paddock killed 58 people. That is because you are reading my column and my son's nanny was there with a group of her friends.(luckily, she left before the shooting began, and none of her friends was hit. Spattered with the blood of others, but physically unscathed.) One of many pathologies of a small world is groupthink. I arrived in London shortly after the Las Vegas massacre. I encountered unanimity, right across the...
  • Atlantic Editor: You're A Bad Parent If You Own A Gun

    10/08/2017 3:19:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 125 replies ^ | October 8, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    We still don’t know what set off Stephen Paddock in Las Vegas. The 64-year-old checked into the Mandalay Bay hotel, went to the 32nd floor, took 23 firearms with him, and proceeded to fire upon the 22,000 concertgoers below at the Route 91 Harvest music festival. It was the last night of the festival. He killed 58 people and wounded nearly 500 more. He killed himself before police breached the door to his suite. As Democratic members of Congress prepare to push gun control again, they’re faced with the same obstacles of this increasingly stale debate over whether or not we...
  • Matthews: How can these conservatives believe gun rights are God-given and precede the Constitution?

    10/07/2017 2:19:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 6, 2017 | Allahpundit
    This makes twice in 10 days that a host on MSNBC has openly marveled at the idea that many, many Americans believe their rights come from God and are recognized in the Constitution rather than derive from the Constitution itself. How can it be that this idea is so inexplicably foreign, even accounting for MSNBC’s left-wing bias? They know the percentage of the country that’s religious; they’ve read that not-unimportant bit in the Declaration of Independence about men being “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights”; they’ve read a treatise or two on natural law while in college; they’ve...
  • A History Lesson on the Second Amendment

    10/06/2017 3:26:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush ^ | October 6, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know, yesterday on this program we talked about Bret Stephens and his column in the New York Times, the former columnist for the Wall Street Journal, who is thought to be a conservative. After the column yesterday, a lot of conservatives began wondering what’s happened to Bret Stephens ’cause there’s nothing conservative about the column. Actually it was really kind of a loosely assembled almost like stream of consciousness rather than a crafted and prepared column. And it seemed something written in frustration. He opens it up by admitting he is a conservative, he’s never understood this fetish...
  • Come and Take Them

    10/06/2017 11:54:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | October 6, 2017 | David Harsanyi
    The idea that gun-control advocates don't want to confiscate your weapons is, of course, laughable. They can't confiscate your weapons, so they support whatever feasible incremental steps inch further toward that goal. Some folks are more considerate and get right to the point. "I have never understood the conservative fetish for the Second Amendment," writes The New York Times' new-ish conservative columnist Bret Stephens today. Referring as a fetish to an inalienable right that has a longer and deeper history among English-speaking people than the right to free speech or the right to freedom of religion is an excellent indicator...
  • An American Madness

    10/06/2017 8:48:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | October 6, 2017 | Mona Charen
    All countries have mental illness, but its expression differs dramatically by culture. Historically, in Southeast Asia, men whose minds were coming unglued displayed symptoms of wild, uncontrolled violence. It was called "amok" and entered our language as "running amok." In the Middle East, the afflicted showed symptoms called "zar" -- inappropriate outbursts of laughing, singing and screaming. In 19th century Europe, women had "hysterical" blindness and unexplained paralysis. In 20th century America, young people suffering from anorexia starved themselves to death in the belief that they were obese. Our culture, for complex reasons, has given rise to a new expression...
  • The Culture of Death—and of Disdain(Barf alert)

    10/06/2017 5:57:57 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 5th 2017 | Peggy Noonan
    When news broke at Christmastime five years ago of what had happened at Newtown a friend, a news anchor, called and said with a broken voice: “What is the word for what we feel?” I thought for a moment. “Shattered,” I said. “We are shattered, all of us.” When people in ensuing days spoke of what had been done to the little children in the classrooms, I’d put up my hands and say no, we can’t keep putting those words in the air, we can’t afford it. When terrible images enter our heads and settle in, they become too real,...
  • It's A Trap: Republicans Are Open To Working With Democrats To Ban Bump Stocks

    10/05/2017 4:57:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 96 replies ^ | October 5, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    There’s that scene in Star Wars Episode VI when the Rebel Alliance finds itself between the Death Star and the Imperial Fleet to which Admiral Ackbar shouts, “It’s a trap!” It’s a line used  heavily in pop culture—and that’s all I can say to the Republican Party as they consider joining Democrats to ban “bump stocks.”The device is used to increase the rate of fire of a semi-automatic weapon. It’s not the same as automatic—and no, it doesn’t convert a semiautomatic system into an automatic one. That falsehood surely made its rounds yesterday. At least some outlets were somewhat more...
  • ICYMI: The ATF Green Lit Bump Stocks Under Obama

    10/05/2017 2:50:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | October 5, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    By now, you all know the news, the National Rifle Association is asking for a federal review of bump stocks that use recoil to increase the rate of fire for a semiautomatic weapon. It doesn’t convert the firearm into an automatic weapon, however, which I’ve seen some politicians and pundits say over the airwaves. That’s false. Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon had a good description of the bump stock accessory: You see, bump firing is a shooting technique which enables a shooter to repeatedly engage the trigger of a semi-automatic firearm, utilizing the assistance of the recoiling produced...
  • Nancy Sinatra Calls for NRA Members to Be Killed by Firing Squad

    10/05/2017 1:06:53 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 140 replies ^ | 10/5/17 | Alex Griswold
    Singer Nancy Sinatra on Thursday called for members of the National Rifle Association to be killed by firing squad. Sinatra—the daughter of legendary crooner Frank Sinatra—shared the sentiment on Twitter following the murder of 59 people in Las Vegas by a mass shooter over the weekend. The murderous members of the NRA should face a firing squad. — Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) October 3, 2017 In response to criticism, Sinatra clarified that she did not mean all gun owners, just NRA members. I didn't say every one, I said the "murderous members of the NRA" — Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) October...
  • Another Tourist Arrested For Bringing His Gun To New York

    10/05/2017 2:59:24 AM PDT · by RC one · 74 replies
    Gothamist ^ | JUN 11, 2017 | JAKE OFFENHARTZ
    The scourge of tourists who think they can bring their guns to New York City, despite the fact that our city has some of the toughest gun laws in the country, continued with an arrest on Sunday morning.The latest offender is Terell Coleman of Georgia, who allegedly left a .45 Glock under his mattress at the DoubleTree hotel in the financial district, according to a police spokesperson. A cleaning lady phoned the police at around 11 a.m. on Sunday after finding the firearm, and Coleman was subsequently cuffed and charged with criminal possession of a weapon, a felony police said.