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  • At least 3 killed in fight at complex; bats, sticks used (Marin City CA)

    02/07/2016 1:51:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 7, 2016 2:52 PM EST
    Authorities say at least three people were killed after a fight broke out among a group of people wielding sticks and bats at a large apartment complex in Marin City, north of San Francisco. Marin County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Doug Pittman tells the San Francisco Chronicle the fight broke out Sunday morning and that there may be more victims. ...
  • Federal court deals blow to gun reformers saying people have 'fundamental right' to own assault

    02/07/2016 8:10:45 AM PST · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    Daily News ^ | February 6, 2016 | Laura Bult
    FULL TITLE - Federal court deals blow to gun reformers saying people have 'fundamental right' to own assault weapons in rejection of Maryland law A federal court said that assault weapons are in such "common use" that owning them is a "fundamental right" in a decision that could force the Supreme Court to rule on whether the firearms are legal. On Thursday, a three-judge federal panel dealt a blow to anti-gun violence advocates when they rejected portions of a Maryland gun reform law. The legislation was passed following the Sandy Hook massacre which claimed the lives of 20 children and...
  • DPMS G2: A Better AR for Hunting

    02/07/2016 12:23:45 AM PST · by RC one · 30 replies
    Field and Stream ^ | January 16, 2014 | The Editors
    When DPMS was founded, one of the core principals was getting ARs into hunters' hands. While the original AR design wasn't ideal for most hunting scenarios, the DPMS G2 is certainly another step in the right direction. Chambered in .308, this gun is light and should handle extremely well. The gun features a carbon fiber handguard, a plunger ejector on the bolt, and will retail for about $1,699.Video at link
  • Anti-Trump super-PAC’s secret weapon: John McCain

    02/04/2016 5:29:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 4, 2016 | Jonathon Swan
    The anti-Trump super-PAC that spent more than $2 million slamming the billionaire in Iowa is preparing to launch a new secret weapon in New Hampshire -- John McCain. "Probably the only significant strategy shift is we are going to remind voters in New Hampshire about the disgraceful things that he said about John McCain," said the leader of Our Principles PAC, Katie Packer, who was Mitt Romney's deputy campaign manager in 2012. Trump offended many Republicans when he mocked McCain's Vietnam War service last July, saying "he was a war hero because he was captured. ... I like people who...
  • GOPe Anti-Trump Super Pac Sends Out Smear Flyers Before New Hampshire Primary

    02/06/2016 10:46:09 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/06/15 | Jim Hoft
    GOP establishment hacks from TrumpQuestions.com sent out thousands of Anti-Trump flyers this week attacking the Republican frontrunner in New Hampshire. TrumpQuestions.com is an offshoot of Our Principles PAC.Our Principles PAC is an anti-Donald Trump super PAC founded by Katie Packer, a former aide to Mitt Romney‘s 2012 presidential campaign. The super PAC has sent mailers and aired television ads in Iowa criticizing Trump’s policies. The super PAC operates OurPinciples.com and TrumpQuestions.com.The GOP hacks are trying to smear Trump as anti-gun in their most recent flyers.** Donald Trump is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment. The anti-Trump PAC is hoping...
  • This top Rand Paul donor just made a big endorsement in the presidential race

    02/05/2016 8:40:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Rare ^ | February 3, 2016 | Corie W. Stephens
    Tech entrepreneur Scott Banister has long been an ally to the liberty movement. The angel investor, IronPort founder, and PayPal board member donated $3 million to a Rand Paul supporting Super PAC, and has been a vocal supporter of the libertarian Republican. Now that Rand Paul is out of the presidential race, Banister has thrown his support behind Ted Cruz. Cruz is a self-described constitutional conservative who earned the endorsements of both Rand and Ron Paul in his 2012 Texas Senate race. Scott Banister Our best chance for a constitutional presidency is now @tedcruz. #LibertariansForCruz Cruz's relationship with the Pauls...
  • People Have A 'Fundamental Right' To Own Assault Weapons, Court Rules

    02/06/2016 8:32:39 AM PST · by Wildbill22 · 163 replies
    Huff Post ^ | 02/04/2016 | Cristian Farias
    In a major victory for gun rights advocates, a federal appeals court on Thursday sided with a broad coalition of gun owners, businesses and organizations that challenged the constitutionality of a Maryland ban on assault weapons and other laws aimed at curbing gun violence. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit said the state's prohibition on what the court called "the vast majority of semi-automatic rifles commonly kept by several million American citizens" amounted to a violation of their rights under the Constitution. "In our view, Maryland law implicates the core protection of the...
  • Aspiring NJ Cop Finally Gets His Firearms Privileges Restored

    02/05/2016 9:05:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Gabriella Hoffman
    A small but important Second Amendment victory was handed to one aspiring cop in New Jersey last week.A former private security guard, Josey-Davis had his firearms privileges restored on January 29, 2016, after a being arrested in September 2013 and subsequently charged with a felony. Josey-Davis is one of many people whose lives have been adversely affected by draconian anti-gun laws in deep-blue states. His miraculous victory—which has been largely ignored by civil rights groups and the media—is a repudiation of gun control policies that criminalize legal gun owners like him. Then a private security guard, Josey-Davis was charged with...
  • NJ Man who Shoots 3 Problem Bears gets $4,000+ Fines and Fees

    02/05/2016 5:48:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In October, 2014, a 76-year-old New Jersey resident shot three problem bears on his property. One was an adult sow that was on his deck and looking in through his sliding glass door. The location of the two juvenile bears when they were shot, is disputed, but was either on the deck or close to it. Bears are more dangerous as they are larding up for the winter hibernation.Bears that display this level of familiarity with humans, who associate humans with food, are a severe problems waiting to happen. It is why the conservation community has come up with...
  • Ted Cruz on what the Iowa victory means to him (and how absolutely EVIL Washington has become)

    02/03/2016 10:11:31 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 2, 2016
    "They would rather Hillary Clinton, they would rather bankrupt our kids and grandkids, they'd rather lose the Supreme Court for a generation, they'd rather see our religious liberties stripped away, our Second Amendment taken away, they would rather see Islamic terrorism continue to rise and Israel continue to be under assault than actually have a true Reagan conservative in the White House who believes what he says. That shows just how messed up Washington is, but it also shows why frustration is volcanic."...
  • Illinois Supreme Court Confirms old Illinois Gun Law Unconstitutional

    02/02/2016 7:36:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Illinois has reconfirmed its ruling from 2013 that a basic Illinois weapon law is facially unconstitutional. It ruled in People vs Burns that the Aguilar decision stands and was correct. From courthousenews.com: While a state may prohibit felons from carrying readily accessible guns despite the Second Amendment - and in fact Illinois has a law forbidding felons from possessing any kind of firearm - the AUUW law applies to everyone. In reversing the appellate court ruling and vacating the conviction and sentence, Justice Anne Burke wrote for the court: "The offense, as enacted by the Legislature, does not...
  • Senator Portilla, R-Miami, Holds the Key to Florida Open Carry

    02/01/2016 10:16:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla The Florida open carry bill has moved out of Committee in the Florida House. It will likely be voted on by the full House in the next few weeks. From cbslocal.com: TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) - A bill that would allow Florida gun owners to openly carry their weapons is headed to a full vote. The bill cleared a committee vote 12 to 4 on Thursday.The next step will be a full vote by the Florida House in the next few weeks.The difficulty lies in the Senate, where Senator Portilla is Chair of the Judiciary Committee...
  • The Ultimate Goal of the Antigun Movement

    The ultimate goal of the antigun movement is this: the universal elimination of civilian firearms’ ownership and possession. This is true and incontrovertible. Everything the antigun movement does is directed to the attainment of that goal. Nothing the antigun movement does diverges from the path to that goal. When asked to admit the truth of the assertion, the antigun movement, and its sounding board, the mainstream corporate media, will deny it, curtly and vehemently. But, the antigun movement’s actions belie its blunt denial. Realization of the movement’s goal amounts to de facto repeal of the fundamental right of the people...
  • Black people had the power to fix the problems in Ferguson before the Brown shooting. They failed.

    09/19/2014 12:31:39 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2014 | Charles Cobb
    Many images that came out of Ferguson, Mo., last month looked like scenes from Birmingham, Ala., in the 1960s: the gun-wielding police officers, the sign-carrying protesters and the chants demanding equal treatment and human dignity. But thats where the similarities ended. For all the righteous indignation it inspired, the Ferguson turmoil has become the latest in a series of flash-in-the-pan causes that peter out without inspiring lasting movements for racial justice. As an organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Mississippi during the 60s, what I learned was the importance of organizing at the grass-roots and how even...
  • Armed Resistance in the Civil Rights Movement: Charles Cobb & Danielle McGuire on Forgotten History

    06/15/2014 7:23:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | June 11, 2014 | Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux
    Cobb, author of This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible, and Danielle McGuire, a historian at Wayne State University, discuss the fundamental role of armed resistance in the civil rights movement.**********On his first visit to Martin Luther King Jr.s house in Montgomery, Alabama, the journalist William Worthy began to sink into an armchair. He snapped up again when nonviolent activist Bayard Rustin yelled, Bill, wait, wait! Couple of guns on that chair! Worthy looked behind him and saw two loaded pistols nestled on the cushion. Just for self-defense, King said. In his new...
  • A Shocker From NPR: Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible

    06/10/2014 7:10:14 AM PDT · by grundle · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 7, 2014 | Tim Graham
    The liberals at National Public Radio cant really imagine guns being necessary for anything...unless perhaps its to keep Southern segregationists at bay. On Thursday afternoons Tell Me More talk show, host Michel Martin brought on Charles Cobb, who wrote the book This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible. She called it a hiding in plain sight story and asked why he wrote the book: COBB: I'm very conscious of the gaps in the history, and one important gap in the history and the portrayal of the movement is the role of guns in...
  • Professor Charles Cobb Explains How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible

    06/07/2014 10:21:34 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    The Federalist Papers? ^ | JUNE 7, 2014 | BY STEVE STRAUB ON JUNE 7, 2014
    Most Americans are unaware of the connection between the civil rights movement and the Second Amendment. Via Guns.com: Charles Cobb, a professor and former activist, is telling the little known story of how guns protected the non-violent, civil rights advocates of the 1960s in a new book. A noted journalist and professor at Brown University, Cobb recently published, This Nonviolent Stuffll Get You Killed, a look at firearms inside the Civil Rights movement, which includes a firsthand account of his experiences. Cobb maintained in a recent interview with NPR that he witnessed the untold story of guns inside the civil...
  • The rarely discussed support for gun rights among black voters

    01/30/2016 7:04:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 30, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Gun rights is a topic which seems all too readily broken down among racial lines if you get all of your news from cable TV or the New York Times. Black Americans don’t like guns and white people are just crazy about them, right? (Or just crazy, I suppose.) But while there are some definite trends to support the stereotype, no group is ever as homogeneous as the press would have you believe. While I rarely turn to NPR for my news, I ran across an interesting interview this month conducted by Karen Grigsby Bates, speaking with one black gun...
  • Gun suppressor sales surge in Indianapolis

    01/30/2016 4:12:13 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 41 replies
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 29, 2016) - Gun purchases increased dramatically on and after Black Friday, and now sales of gun silencers are surging. The technical term for a silencer is a suppressor. Gun shops owners around Indianapolis say they're seeing an uptick in suppressor sales. "Last month we probably sold two or three suppressors, this month we've probably had six," said Brian Ludlow, owner of Indy Trading Post.
  • Facebook Moves to Ban Private Gun Sales on Its Site and Instagram

    01/30/2016 7:12:12 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    NYTimes.com ^ | 1-29-2016 | Melissa Cronin
    Facebook is banning private sales of guns on its flagship social network and its Instagram photo-sharing service, a move meant to clamp down on unlicensed gun transactions. Facebook already prohibits people from offering marijuana, pharmaceuticals and illegal drugs for sale, and the company said on Friday that it was updating its policy to include guns. The ban applies to private, person-to-person sales of guns. Licensed gun dealers and gun clubs can still maintain Facebook pages and post on Instagram. Although Facebook was not directly involved in gun sales, it has served as a forum for gun sales to be negotiated,...
  • Facebook announces stricter policy on firearms sales

    01/30/2016 7:36:37 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 31 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Facebook says it's cracking down on online gun sales, announcing Friday a new policy barring private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world's largest social network. The new policy applies also to Facebook's photo-sharing service Instagram. It comes after gun control groups have long complained that Facebook and other online sites are frequently used by unlicensed sellers and buyers not legally eligible to buy firearms.
  • Barbershop Shootout Video: Wait for the Right Opportunity

    01/30/2016 9:57:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    At a barbershop in South Carolina on the 26th, of January, 2016, at about 7 p.m., two armed robbers assaulted the customers of the Next Up Barber and Beauty Shop. The robbers appear to be career criminals, but they made fatal mistakes, as can be seen in the video. It is very difficult to keep focused on everyone, the loot, and maintain control of the scene. When the robbers become complacent, the legal gun carriers make their move.The Pistol Robber in the light colored hoodie comes in first, from the left side of the screen, from the front entrance....
  • Sanders Goes all in for Destroying Gun Manufacturers

    01/30/2016 6:37:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Embracing gun control has always been a toxic issue for Democrats. It has played well deep in their darkests bases, like New York City and the District of Columbia, where ignorance about guns and gun law is pervasive and cherished. On the national stage, they have been careful to approach it sideways, with code words like “gun safety” and “common sense”. In 1994, when Bill Clinton pushed it the hardest on the national stage, the Democrats suffered one of their most emphatic defeats; the Republican revolution of 1994. President Clinton even acknowledged that his gun control push was a...
  • Obama meets with Bloomberg to talk guns

    12/16/2015 6:34:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 16, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama on Wednesday met with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an ally of the White House on gun control. The meeting, which was not on the president's public schedule, comes as he is weighing new executive action on guns in response to a series of mass shootings that have marred his presidency. Obama huddled with Bloomberg "as part of the administration's continuing push to address gun violence in America," the White House said in a statement. "The two discussed ways to keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have access to them...
  • Sources: Bloomberg Willing To Spend $1B On Possible Presidential Bid

    01/25/2016 5:45:42 PM PST · by correctthought · 57 replies
    CBS NY ^ | January 25, 2016 6:21 PM
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking a look at the 2016 presidential landscape, and putting the pieces in place for a possible presidential run, sources close to Bloomberg said.
  • Review: Origins and Development of the Second Amendment

    01/26/2016 9:22:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    If you want to understand how the United States came to have the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights, David Hardy's book may be the best place to go. I have read numerous books and articles about the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. Some have been short, others hundreds of pages. But I had not read David T. Hardy's slim book. This is surprising, because the book was originally published in 1986! But, I was in Panama in 1986. The Internet was just starting to form. At that time in its early development, I had an...
  • TN Senator Pushes Bill to Hold Businesses Liable for Injuries in Gun-Free Zones

    01/25/2016 2:46:08 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jan 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    TN Senator Pushes Bill to Hold Businesses Liable for Injuries in Gun-Free Zones by AWR Hawkins 18 Jan 2016 Tennessee state Senator Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) is pushing a bill to allow victims harmed in gun-free zones to sue those who instituted the zones if they can show they otherwise would have been armed for self-defense. According to The Tennessean, Gresham's bill allows "any Tennessean with a valid gun permit to sue a property owner in the event of injury or death provided the incident occurred while in a gun-free zone." Senate Bill 1736 helps business owners understand that by banning...
  • BUY AMMO!

    01/25/2016 1:19:49 PM PST · by Dick Bachert · 18 replies
    TOWNHALL ^ | 1/25/2016 | Kurt Schlichter, Colonel, USA Ret.
    I have never, ever had anyone tell me that he had too much ammunition. Not in a combat zone, not in a civil disaster, not even in peacetime. Never. Nor have I lived through a time where our governing class was so deeply corrupt, so utterly foolish, and so dangerously focused on the perpetuation of its own power that it risked bringing down everything we have built not merely in the United States but in the entire West. Right now, if you are watching the news, you have questions about the future. And the answer to all of them is...
  • 92 Democrats Ask Obama to Ban Import of ‘Assault Weapons’

    01/25/2016 12:53:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Brietbart's Big Government ^ | January 24, 2016 | A.W.R. Hawkins
    Representative Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) (D-Bronx) and 91 other Democrats sent a letter to Obama this week asking him to go even further with his executive actions and ban the import of "assault weapons." Engel wrote the letter, in which he claimed "a mass shooting on average each day this year in this country." He described Obama's executive action to expand background checks as "important," then asked Obama to use the language of the Gun Control Act of 1968 to stop "assault weapons" from entering the country....
  • Police chief, critics at odds over licensing 'essay'

    01/25/2016 10:24:33 AM PST · by SargeK · 19 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 1/25/2016 | Fox News
    Critics are blasting a Massachusetts city’s new law that they claim requires residents applying for a license to carry handguns to write “an essay” and pay upwards of $1,100 for training.
  • ICYMI: Gov. Christie Had No Problems Signing A Bill That Could Potentially

    01/24/2016 6:02:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Christie has stated previouslyhe has no problems with the Obama administration's initiative of banning Americans on terror watch lists from buying guns, despite that fact that these people have never been convicted of any crime related to such heinous charges. The reason: he already signed into law a similar piece of legislation back in 2013. Granted, this law is only in effect in New Jersey, but Christie showed he has no regrets over signing thebill.As you already know, being convicted of a crime is necessary in order for Americans' rights to be stripped, specifically (depending on the charge) the right...
  • Is Donald Trump Conservative? Here’s the Rundown

    01/24/2016 1:38:39 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January. 24,2016 | Ben Shaprio
    Tax Plan. Trump’s tax plan is certainly conservative. He proposes lowering the top tax bracket to 25 percent, drops the capital gains tax to 20 percent, dumps the death tax, and drops the corporate rate to 15 percent. Our analysis finds that the plan would reduce federal revenues by $11.98 trillion over the next decade. However, it also would improve incentives to work and invest, which could increase gross domestic product (GDP) by 11 percent over the long term. That’s different from his past positions on taxes, which include fighting the flat tax and proposing a wealth tax that would...
  • Ted Cruz says GOP senators yelled at him "at the top of their lungs" for derailing gun control

    01/24/2016 12:15:33 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 240 replies
    YouTube ^ | Ted Cruz
    Ted Cruz says GOP senators yelled at him "at the top of their lungs" for derailing gun control
  • Guns Don't Kill People. The Obama Administration Kills People.

    01/24/2016 6:30:22 AM PST · by Benny Huang · 9 replies
    Wounded American Warrior ^ | January 24, 2016 | Benny Huang
    "I'm really good at killing people," Barack Obama once allegedly said. The origin of the quote is the 2013 book "Double Down" by veteran political journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, who cite unnamed Obama aides as their source. The two reporters have journalistic credits even a liberal would respect--The New Yorker, The Economist, and MSNBC, to name a few. Some people choose not to give the quote credence because its source is anonymous and it wasn't caught on tape. Skepticism surrounding anonymous quotes is of course understandable though I surmise that most doubters have political motives. People who are...
  • Lawbreaking Bikers Promote Anti-Second Amendment Message

    01/24/2016 7:40:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    People all along the East Coast are increasingly being subjected to a low level of lawless intimidation with massive traffic intimidation by a subculture of outlaw bikers. This is a separate subculture that revels in their ability to escape police and to break traffic laws with impunity. You will not find many, if any, Harleys, street bikes or touring bikes among them. I did not see any riders with recognizable "colors" that are emblematic of motorcycle clubs that have significant reach. Most are unlicensed dirt bikes and ATVs. The riders have learned to break the law with impunity, especially...
  • Is Bloomberg out to ruin Hillary Clinton’s party?

    01/24/2016 6:08:51 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | Ellen Clegg
    With polls showing a surge by Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump in early-voting states, billionaire Michael Bloomberg is weighing a presidential bid as an independent, third-party candidate, the New York Times reported Saturday. Bloomberg, the popular former mayor of New York City, has sent up trial balloons before. But this time he seems concerned enough about the rise of candidates on the fringes of both parties - and Hillary Clinton's weakness in Iowa and New Hampshire - to assemble advisers and set down plans. In fact, Bloomberg is reportedly even studying up on past third-party runs by H. Ross Perot...
  • A Day at The Gun Range

    01/24/2016 5:50:04 AM PST · by rktman · 44 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/24/2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    With all the guns owned by Americans and the surge of purchases every time President Obama opens his mouth on the subject, there is still a huge population of adult Americans who have no knowledge of guns and how they work. I would fall into that category even though I once owned a rifle, but that was a lifetime ago; any knowledge I then had has totally dissipated. My son was interested in the experience so we engaged my brother who target shoots as a hobby and he willingly provided us a primer on the gun range experience. We met...
  • Donald Trump: I could ‘shoot somebody’ and still have support (audience laughing and clapping)

    01/23/2016 12:36:42 PM PST · by springwater13 · 324 replies
    "They say I have the most loyal people - did you ever see that? - where I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters," Trump said, illustrating his point by pulling his fingers into a gun shape. "Okay? It's like incredible." The crowd laughed and clapped, and someone in the audience shouted out love for the candidate. "We love you, too, man," Trump said. Trump's comment came during a campaign rally Saturday at Dordt College in northwest Iowa. The 1,500-seat theater completely filled, hundreds more watched his speech from an...
  • Donald Trump comes out against letting states manage federal lands?

    01/23/2016 6:43:01 AM PST · by Oklahoma · 250 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Posted at 11:02 pm on January 22, 2016 | Twitchy Staff
    Some news to report out of Las Vegas where Donald Trump sat down with Field & Stream magazine for an interview during the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s annual SHOT Show. First up, the GOP front-runner came out against letting states control public lands now run by the federal government saying, “I don’t like the idea because I want to keep the lands great, and you don’t know what the state is going to do."
  • Knife Law Reform Passes in Wisconsin; on to Governor Walker’s Desk

    01/21/2016 10:56:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Knife rightsis having a good year. In Wisconsin, a reform bill to de-criminalize switchblades for concealed carry permit holders and police was determined to be an insufficient by the Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety. A strengthened reform bill, to include knife preemption and decriminalization for the State, was written and passed as a substitute amendment, by a bi-partisan vote of 8-2. The bill was passed by the full House on 27 October. Thebill number is AB 142. Yesterday, 20 January, the Senate passed the bill by unanimous voice vote. It is likely that Governor Walker will sign...
  • Democrats attempt to set legal framework to sue the gun industry out of existence

    01/21/2016 7:21:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Well, most of the Democratic 2016 field supports this, as do anti-gun activists, so it's no surprise that some members of Congress are trying to gut the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act in 2005 (via the Hill): Gun manufacturers could be sued by victims of gun violence under new legislation from Democrats.The Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act would roll back long-standing protections enjoyed by the gun industry that shields it from many lawsuits.The bill would make firearms manufacturers and dealers liable for harm caused by the weapons they sell. The legislation is...
  • How many journos actually fell into the reporter-registration trap?

    01/20/2016 2:32:36 PM PST · by Torcert · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 20, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, a proposal by South Carolina state representative Mike Pitts floated the idea of requiring journalists to register with the state to ensure a responsible approach to the First Amendment. As someone who has more than a passing familiarity with Second Amendment activism, the "South Carolina Responsible Journalism Registry Law" was immediately recognizable as a provocation to the media over its reporting on gun control demands. Unfortunately, a number of journalists showed themselves to be woefully unfamiliar with the gun-rights argument about regulating the First Amendment to match the way gun-control advocates want to regulate the Second Amendment, as could...
  • Megyn Kelly Asks White House About Muslim Attack On Cop – Their 2 Word Response Says It ALL

    01/19/2016 1:24:22 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 9, 2016 | Jack Davis
    Almost everyone had something to say about Thursday's incident in which a gunman who said he supported ISIS attacked Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett with a gun, shooting him 17 times. Everyone except resident Obama, that is, who over the course of his administration has shown a willingness to reply instantly and passionately when police are accused of a shooting. When Fox News host Megyn Kelly asked about the latest Islamic lone wolf to stage an attack on American soil, the White House had two words to say, according to Kelly: "No comment." She then discussed the implications of the...
  • OK Creek County Sheriff Offers Discount to CCW Applicants

    01/19/2016 9:14:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    John Davis, Creek County Sheriff in Oklahoma, is doing what he can to encourage armed citizens. He recently lowered the fee for fingerprints from $25 to $10. He says he is not allowed to reduce it to zero. From tulsaworld.com: In a letter from Sheriff John Davis posted on the Sheriff's Office's Facebook page, he wrote "As a result of the ever-increasing violence being committed upon the American citizen and the current state of our country, I encourage each citizen of Creek County who is legally able to fully utilize their Second Amendment right 'to keep and bear arms,'...
  • Washington State Patrol investigates threats against Rep. Matt Shea (Threats after OR protest visit)

    01/17/2016 8:46:25 PM PST · by Nextrush · 20 replies
    Spokane Spokesman-Review ^ | 1/15/2016 | Jim Camden
    OLYMPIA-The Washington State Patrol is investigating threats against Rep. Matt Shea. Kyle Moore, a spokesman for the patrol, confirmed Friday the agency's Spokane District has 'an open and active case' involving threats against the Spokane Valley Republican, but he could not give further details because of procedural rules...... Shea declined to comment to the newspaper. "Rep. Shea received a very threatening voice mail this week. It's being taken very seriously," according to his legislative spokesman, who said he couldn't comment further. On Facebook posts, Shea said he received a death threat Jan. 12 after articles were published in The Spokesman-Review...
  • State chair of the Colorado Libertarian Party Lily4Liberty , statement on guncontrol

    01/08/2016 1:52:39 PM PST · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    facebook ^ | 1-5-16 | Lily4Liberty
    If you believe more gun control by your government is going to save lives, you are being naïve. The champion of all the mass killings in this world is always a tyrannical government. Where I came from, China had killed thousands of the students by its own government during the massacre of Tian An Men square in 1989. I surely wish my fellow Chinese citizens back then had guns like this one I am holding in the picture. I am a Chinese immigrant and an American citizen by choice. I once was a slave before and I will never be...
  • RI H7199 Introduced – Bill to Ban and Confiscate Firearms Magazines. (Rhode Island)

    01/18/2016 9:24:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Liberty RI ^ | January 17, 2016
    On January 15th, 2016 RI State Representatives Regunberg, Carson, Ajello, Handy, and Almeida introduces H7199 "A N A C T RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS" which would amend RI General Laws Section 11-47-2 adding several new definitions as well as adding Section 11-47-64 "High Capacity Magazines" In 11-47-2 (12) they have defined "High capacity magazine" and "large capacity ammunition magazine" means any ammunition feeding device with the capacity to accept more than ten (10) rounds, or any conversion kit, part, or combination of parts, from which such a device can be assembled if those parts are in the possession...
  • Obama Seconds Holmes: Our rights don't just end somewhere

    01/18/2016 8:00:16 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 7 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | January 18, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    Obama Seconds Holmes: Our rights don’t just end somewhere by Daniel Clark A guest on The Steve Allen Show once said, "I don't believe in vitamins," to which Allen replied, "But I've seen them." This is basically what President Obama means when he declares, "I believe in the Second Amendment." What he's really saying is that he is aware of its existence, not that he agrees with it, or believes in the reasons it was written and ratified. Many conservatives are relieved that Obama's recent executive orders on gun control were relatively unambitious. While announcing them, however, he revealed just...
  • TF 41F Was Published Today

    01/18/2016 2:51:56 AM PST · by RC one · 7 replies
    silencer shop ^ | 1/15/2016
    It’s been a long couple of years with the fight against ATF 41P; but, as most people now know, the rule was finalized – and got published in the Federal Register this morning (1/15/2016). ATF 41F will bring many new changes to how this industry works, but here are the main things to keep in mind:The new rule will go into effect on July 13, 2016All applications that have been either approved, or are in process on 7/13/2016 will be processed under the existing rules; so, we’ll be pushing hard as we get close to that date to ensure everything...
  • After THIS profanity-laced rant against cops, professor gets personal invite to meet Obama

    01/17/2016 11:49:02 AM PST · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | january 14, 2016 | carmine sabia
    A University of Nebraska-Lincoln associate professor was given a personal invitation to meet President Obama following a speech in Omaha Wednesday because of her staunch anti-gun activism. The woman, Amanda Gailey, an English professor, is also the director of a group known as Nebraskans Against Gun Violence, according to her Facebook profile. In addition to her anti-gun position, Gailey doesn't appear to be much of a fan of law enforcement either. In a public post on her Facebook page dated Dec. 28, 2015, less than a month before she met the president and the same day it was revealed that...