Free Republic 4th Qtr 2020 Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $21,702
24%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 24% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: secondamendment

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Philly DA’s Office employee kills armed man in self-defense, officials say

    10/23/2020 11:22:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    WHYY ^ | October 22, 2020 | ByNBC10
    A gun violence counselor and employee with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office shot and killed an armed man who tried to rob him at gunpoint, officials confirmed with NBC10. On Tuesday, shortly before 10 a.m., an armed 31-year-old man tried to rob another man on the 2600 block of North Napa Street in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood, Philadelphia police said. The second man fired his own weapon, shooting the 31-year-old once in the chest. The 31-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. The man who shot him was not injured during the incident and has not been charged. Wednesday...
  • Special Report: Why the Pennsylvania vote count might throw U.S. into political crisis

    10/23/2020 11:09:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 23, 2020 | By Jarrett Renshaw, Simon Lewis, Brad Heath
    PHILADELPHIA - Here in the birthplace of American democracy, election officials are scrambling to prepare for a presidential vote they fear could plunge the nation into a historic political crisis. Philadelphia’s Board of Elections plans to move its counting operations to a 125,000-square foot space in the city’s convention center. Dozens of staffers, feeding expensive new machines to open envelopes and process mail-in ballots, will spend days tallying hundreds of thousands of votes - under intense scrutiny from partisan observers. The workers likely will discard thousands of ballots that are not properly completed or do not arrive in a special...
  • Pelosi: ‘We cannot accept a second term for Donald Trump’...

    05/07/2019 10:36:45 AM PDT · by caww · 108 replies
    washingtonexaminer. ^ | 5/7/2019 | by John Gage
    “We have to make sure — this will sound political but we have to make sure that the Constitution wins the next presidential election,” Pelosi said at an event at Cornell University’s Institute of Politics & Global Affairs. “We can’t be worrying about well, how long is this going to take? Well, that will take as long as it does. And we will press the case so that in the court of public opinion. People will know what is — is right. But we cannot accept a second term for Donald Trump if we are going to be faithful to...
  • Winter in Hell: CNN’s Daniel Dale Admits Trump ‘Correct’ on Biden’s Anti-Fracking Stance

    10/23/2020 9:00:57 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/23/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    For CNN’s liberal fact-checker Daniel Dale to admit that President Donald Trump was “correct” about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s fracking stance must have been a hard pill to swallow for the network. During CNN’s post-debate analysis, Anderson Cooper 360° anchor Anderson Cooper pointed out that Trump went after “Biden on the issue of fracking to extract oil and gas.” Cooper then showed a clip of the Trump-Biden exchange on fracking, where Biden claimed that he “never said ‘I oppose fracking.’” Cooper then appeared to try to lead Dale into giving the answer he wanted by saying, “Daniel, he [Biden]...
  • New York Times Editorial: The Philosophy That Makes Amy Coney Barrett So Dangerous; Do we really want our rights to be determined by the understandings of centuries ago?

    10/22/2020 6:29:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/22/2020 | Erwin Chemerinsky
    In 1987, Robert Bork was denied confirmation to the Supreme Court because his originalist beliefs were deemed a serious threat to constitutional rights. Originalism is no less dangerous for those rights today, yet Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s repeated statements professing her belief in originalism have been met with little objection. Originalists believe that the meaning of a constitutional provision is fixed when it was adopted and that it can change only by constitutional amendment. Under this view, the First Amendment means the same thing as when it was adopted in 1791 and the 14th Amendment means the same thing as...
  • Gun Prohibitionists Cry Foul over Judge Benitez Taking Another 2A Case

    10/22/2020 9:18:28 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 3 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 10/20/2020 | Dave Workman
    U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Federal Judge Roger Benitez in San Diego, who has issued pro-Second Amendment rulings at least twice against California state statutes, was scheduled to hold an evidentiary hearing in another gun rights case Monday morning, and that is eliciting wails from gun prohibition groups. Anti-gun groups are already on the warpath against the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. For example, the Seattle-based Alliance for Gun Responsibility is campaigning to prevent confirmation, calling Judge Barrett “a Second Amendment extremist.” Federal Judge Roger Benitez in San Diego appears to be the newest target of anti-gun...
  • Gun Background Checks: How the State Came To Decide Who Can and Cannot Buy a Firearm

    10/22/2020 5:12:56 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 31 replies
    Ammo.com ^ | 10/22/2020 | Molly Carter
    Prior to 1968, most adults in the United States could purchase a firearm without state interference. Guns were available in local retail stores, as well as mail-order catalogs, and as long as you hadn’t been convicted of a felony and you had the funds, there weren’t any questions asked. Things are different now. Depending on where in America you are and what type of gun you want to buy, there’s a good chance you’ll need to pass a NICS-mandated background check to complete your purchase. Although many people hold a strong opinion for and against gun background checks, they’ve proven...
  • Federal Judge Allows 21 Businesses to Sue Seattle Over Harms Caused by CHOP ( formerly known at CHAZ )

    10/18/2020 8:45:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/17/20 | DANIEL VILLARREAL
    Friday, a federal district court judge allowed a lawsuit brought by 21 businesses against the city of Seattle to proceed, despite the city's attempt to have it dismissed. The lawsuit accuses the city of harming local business owners by allowing the existence of Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP), a self-declared autonomous zone that was established and occupied by racial justice protestors from June 8 to July 1. The occupied zone blocked all car traffic, reducing the businesses' access to customers, vendors and revenue, the lawsuit says. The lawsuit further alleges that city police largely neglected the zone, allowing protesters and...
  • In response to the business of "non-college educated Trump voters."

    10/20/2020 2:11:10 PM PDT · by golux · 57 replies
    Oct 20 2020 | Oct 20 2020 | Golux
    Now the Admin Mods may Zot me or not, but if my words are heard by just one of my FRiends it will have been worthwhile. The stock and trade of the Democrat party is to convince each other that they are smarter than you, or I. This at the core of their beliefs: they are, in their minds, simply smarter. More enlightened. Naturally, they say, a baby should wince and scream, silently, in pain, as the scissors penetrate the neck. This is the celebration of womanhood for so many sad, single lesbians and their cats. Grades in school, of...
  • 3D-Printed Firearms and Defense Distributed: A Guide to Understanding "Ghost Guns"

    10/19/2020 9:16:46 AM PDT · by ammodotcom · 3 replies
    Ammo.com ^ | 10/19/2020 | Sam Jacobs
    Ever since the landmark ruling on 3D-printed firearms, outrage and moral panic have surrounded so-called “ghost guns.” Whether you’re a proponent of Second Amendment freedoms or just doing opponent research, it’s important to have the facts about what a ghost gun is and what it is not. It’s also important to know other related terms in the world of firearms – like how is a ghost gun different from a 3D-printed gun? And what is an 80-percent lower? This guide will answer all of your ghost gun questions, and will separate fact from fiction surrounding this polarizing topic.
  • Pro-Second Amendment judge overseeing third gun rights case this week, gun control groups cry foul

    10/18/2020 3:00:56 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 24 replies
    Faux News ^ | October 18, 2020 | Bradford Betz
    A U.S. District Judge in San Diego who has issued rulings in two separate lawsuits challenging California’s strict gun control measures will take up another weapons-related case on Monday, sparking criticism from gun-control groups who pro-gun advocates have been given an unfair advantage. Judge Roger Benitez has twice ruled in favor of gun rights: in a case that challenged California’s ban of high-capacity magazines, and another case mandating background checks for buying ammunition, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. On Monday, he will oversee a case challenging several state laws regulating and defining assault weapons. He is overseeing another case challenging...
  • Courant Presidential Endorsement: You probably think you can vote for Donald Trump but not support racism; here’s why you’re wrong

    10/18/2020 11:11:51 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 63 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | OCTOBER 18, 2020 | Editorial
    Chances are you’ve already made up your mind about whom to vote for as we decide who’s going to be the next president of the United States. You probably are also aware there’s no way The Hartford Courant or most any other newspaper is going to endorse Republican Donald Trump for reelection. There are many reasons for that, and we’re not going to go into them in great detail here. If you are voting for Democrat Joe Biden, you know what they are. If you’re voting for Trump, you probably don’t care. But there is one issue that demands a...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 10/16/2020 Newsdump Friday

    10/16/2020 10:00:20 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/16/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Orthodox Jewish religious schools (yeshivas) carry on in spite of New York state orders to shut down in coronavirus "hotspots".... In Israel new less strict coronavirus lockdown rules laid out.... Today police in Thailand trying to put down anti-monarchist protesters with stinging liquid fired from water cannons.... Turkey firing a missile today along its northern coast in what is believed to be a test of the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile system..... European Union leaders condemning "unilateral actions and provocations" by Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean.... In a Paris suburb a decapitation attack on a middle school teacher the attacker shouting...
  • Presser v. Illinois (1886): State-Approved Militia

    10/16/2020 6:08:28 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 4 replies
    Ammo.com ^ | 10/16/2020 | Brian Miller
    What is the point of the Second Amendment if, according to the SCOTUS, citizens have no inherent, personal or private right to bear arms outside of service in a state-approved militia? Aren’t militia only needed when the state doesn’t approve them? From The Supreme Court and the Second Amendment: Understanding the Court's Landmark Decisions on Ammo.com: The next major Supreme Court case about the Second Amendment came a decade after United States v. Cruikshank, and supported its conclusion that states had the power to restrict the right to keep and bear arms. It started in Illinois, where Herman Presser gathered...
  • ACB Hearing Actually Makes Some News: Judge Amy's Got a Gun

    10/14/2020 9:59:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/14/2020 | Victoria Taft
    The tweets were pre-written, properly loaded, and ready to spit out like .50 cal rounds at enemy aircraft when Judge Amy Coney Barrett was asked about guns at day 2 of the Senate Supreme Court confirmation hearing. No doubt Democrats reached for the smelling salts when Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham asked the 7th U.S. Circuit judge and nominee to the Supreme Court if she owns a gun. Stand back. “When it comes to your personal views about this topic, do you own a gun?” “We do own a gun.” The point of the question was to allay fears that...
  • The Founders Wanted You to Own an AR-15

    10/14/2020 8:36:58 AM PDT · by PROCON · 77 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | Oct. 13, 2020 | DAVID HARSANY
    In his questioning of Amy Coney Barrett regarding an Indiana case about a non-violent felon and his constitutional right to bear arms, Illinois senator Dick Durbin dropped numerous false claims about Chicago gun crimes. But he topped it all off with one of the most egregiously inane arguments used against the private ownership of guns: When that Second Amendment was written . . . we were talking about the likelihood that a person could purchase a muzzle-loading musket. Durbin went on to say that the logical conclusion of the “originalist” position on firearms should be that the Founders were referring...
  • ABC News Calls Kyle Rittenhouse ‘Alleged White Supremacist,’ Cites Joe Biden’s False Claim

    10/13/2020 9:38:47 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 13 2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    ABC News referred to Kyle Rittenhouse as an “alleged white supremacist” in a report last week, despite the fact that the 17-year-old has no known ties to white supremacism. ABC justified the label by citing former Vice President Joe Biden, who has suggested Rittenhouse is a white supremacist in a campaign ad — and who faces a possible defamation lawsuit as a result. The Daily Wire flagged the ABC report, which said: Rittenhouse, an alleged white supremacist accused of killing two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the wake of an officer-involved shooting, appeared via Zoom for an Illinois hearing where...
  • FBI: Whitmer plotters also discussed kidnapping Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam

    10/13/2020 8:17:55 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 13, 2020 | Devlin Barrett
    Accused conspirators charged in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also discussed "taking" Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, an FBI agent testified at a court hearing Tuesday. During the hearing in Grand Rapids, Mich., to discuss the charges filed last week against members of a self-proclaimed militia accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan’s Democratic governor, FBI Special Agent Richard Trask revealed that months ago some of the suspects met in Dublin, Ohio, where Northam, also a Democrat, was discussed as a potential target.
  • Democide: Understanding the State’s Monopoly on Violence and the Second Amendment

    10/13/2020 9:44:24 AM PDT · by libertasbella · 10 replies
    Ammo.com ^ | 10/13/2020 | Sam Jacobs
    Gun control is predicated on the belief that private citizens cannot be trusted with firearms. That the state should have a "monopoly on violence" because it is less violent than individuals. And that firearms should be taken away from private citizens because only the state is responsible enough to handle them. There is, however, a major problem with this: States are statistically far more violent than individuals. After all, in the 20th century alone, 262 MILLION people died at the hands of their own governments. The term for this sort of atrocity is “democide.” It is one of the reasons...
  • Trump: Biden and the ‘Democrat Socialists’ Will Take Your Guns

    10/12/2020 7:47:21 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Oct 2020 | AWR HAWKINS
    While speaking at his first post-COVID campaign rally, held in Sanford, Florida, President Trump warned that the Second Amendment will be gone if Democrat Joe Biden is elected to the White House. Early in his speech, Trump said, “Biden and the Democrat socialists will kill your jobs, dismantle your police departments, dissolve your borders…[and] confiscate your guns. No more Second Amendment.” Toward the conclusion of the rally, Trump pledged that he and his administration will defend gun rights during a second term. He said, “We will uphold the right to keep and bear arms, your Second Amendment.” The crowd responded...