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  • Georgia governor vetoes ‘campus-carry’ concealed gun bill

    05/03/2016 9:58:11 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 3, 2016 | Ryan Phillips; AP
    Georgia’s Republican governor vetoed a bill Tuesday allowing concealed handguns on college campuses, rejecting the proposal that a legislature controlled by his own party had easily approved in an election year. The bill would have allowed anyone 21 and over to carry a concealed handgun with the proper permit on a public college or university campus.
  • Source: Nathan Deal to veto Georgia’s ‘campus carry’ legislation

    05/03/2016 1:27:50 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 16 replies
    ajc ^ | 05/05/2016 | unknown
    Deal shafts conservatism again.
  • Senate approves gun seizures in violent domestic breakups (Connecticut)

    05/03/2016 12:38:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    ctpost.com ^ | May 2, 2016 | Ken Dixon
    Accused domestic abusers would have to surrender firearms within 24 hours under legislation that won final approval in the Senate on Monday afternoon and now heads to the governor for his expected signature. The bill was approved 23-13 after a two-and-three-quarter hour debate, in which Republicans failed in three attempts to amend it. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who proposed the legislation, indicated right after the vote that he supports the bill, which would require alleged domestic abusers — in most cases, men — to immediately give up their guns and ammunition if their partners seek restraining orders. The goal is...
  • Hillary Admits Support for Legislation to Kill Gun Industry

    05/02/2016 5:36:29 PM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 49 replies
    The Shooter's Log ^ | 4/27/2016 | Dave Dolbee
    There is no chance of burying the lead in this story. Hillary Clinton has vowed to support legislation to kill the gun industry. I am not here to advocate for one political party over another or one particular politician for President. The Shooter’s Log is about firearms, survival/prepping, hunting, etc. However, if you believe in the Second Amendment, hunting, and firearms, you really need to step up and pay attention to Hillary Clinton’s latest proclamation against your rights. Hillary is the Democratic frontrunner and in all likelihood going to be the Democratic Nominee. Recently, on her website, she proudly stated,...
  • Russia Today: 11yo Alabama boy shoots intruder, mocks him for ‘crying like a baby’

    04/30/2016 9:18:56 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 32 replies
    Russia Today ^ | April 30, 2016
    An 11-year-old boy from Talladega, Alabama, boasted about shooting at a fleeing burglar 12 times and mocked the man (whom he had wounded in the leg) for “crying like a baby”. Chris Gaither told WVTM news he was home alone Wednesday morning when he heard an intruder breaking into his house.
  • 11-year-old brags about shooting suspected home invader

    05/01/2016 12:03:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 1, 2016 | Peter Holley
    Chris Gaither was home alone “petting the dogs” on Wednesday morning when he heard a noise upstairs. The 11-year-old boy from Talladega, Ala., told NBC affiliate WVTM-TV that he was scared, so he grabbed a knife and steadied himself. Chris said that a man appeared on the stairwell, but when confronted, he ran back up upstairs. When the man reappeared moments later, the boy told WVTM-TV, the individual was holding a gun. “When he was coming down the stairs, that’s when he told me he was going to kill me, f-you and all that,” Chris said. Instead of running, Chris...
  • ‘He started crying like a little baby’: 11-year-old brags about shooting suspected home invader

    05/01/2016 8:55:53 AM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 54 replies
    Washington Pest ^ | 5/1/16 | Peter Holley
    Chris Gaither was home alone “petting the dogs” on Wednesday morning when he heard a noise upstairs. The 11-year-old boy from Talladega, Ala., told NBC affiliate WVTM-TV that he was scared, so he grabbed a knife and steadied himself. Chris said that a man appeared on the stairwell, but when confronted, he ran back up upstairs. When the man reappeared moments later, the boy told WVTM-TV, the individual was holding a gun. “When he was coming down the stairs, that’s when he told me he was going to kill me, f-you and all that,” Chris said. Instead of running, Chris...
  • Reform of Oklahoma Knife law goes to Governor Fallin

    05/01/2016 7:40:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The restoration of the right to keep and carry weapons continues in Oklahoma.  On 20 April, SB 1159 was sent to Governor Mary Fallin for consideration. The infringement on the carry of weapons had been put into law not long after Oklahoma became a state in 1907, during the early “progressive” era.    There are several sections listed in the 1921 Oklahoma Criminal Code,  pages 523 to 525, published in 1921.  The sections covering the carry of weapons are sections 1798 through 1806.1798 is the state constitutional guarantee of right to keep and bear arms, which then perversely grants...
  • Eddy County Employees Have Second Amendment Rights Restored

    04/30/2016 5:13:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Across the United States, government employees’ right to bear arms while working is being restored.  One of the pernicious erosions of the right to bear arms that occurred over the last 50 years is the right of government employees to bear arms while employed.  At the start of the progressive era, government employees were considered part of the elite, and could bear arms when and where others could not.In the first laws adopted by the new state of Oklahoma, statutes were adopted en masse from other states.  One of them exempted “public officials” from a ban on carrying weapons,...
  • Survey finds addressing gun violence key issue in minority communities

    04/30/2016 3:59:52 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 22 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 30 apr 2016 | Ashley Luthern
    A survey of African-American and Latino communities found most believe addressing gun violence can lead to improved police-community relations and reduced rates of incarceration, according to a new report. The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, the Urban Institute and the Joyce Foundation commissioned the study, which was based on a national survey of 1,200 African-American and Latino likely voters and four focus groups in Atlanta and Milwaukee. "I think people are coming to grips that we can't address these issues in isolation," said Reggie Moore, director of Milwaukee's Office of Violence Prevention. He also referenced the survey's finding...
  • GA: Government Employees Right to Bear Arms Restored

    04/28/2016 8:22:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image courtesy accesswdun.com by Rob Moore On April 5th, the City Council of Demorest, Georgia voted to restore the right to bear arms to city employees.  From accesswdun.com: DEMOREST — Demorest officials say they have passed a groundbreaking personnel policy amendment believed to be the first of its kind in Georgia. Tuesday night, the city council voted unanimously to amend the city's personnel policy to allow city employees with a valid concealed carry permit to carry their weapons during the workday. The policy may be the first for a city in Georgia, but it is a growing trend in...
  • You Need To Know About Tom Perez: Likely Hillary VP Opposes First Amendment

    04/26/2016 9:52:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 26, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Could the next president of the United States be neither Clinton, Trump, Cruz, or Kasich ... but Thomas Perez? It’s far more likely than you might think. Even before any candidate definitively secures either party’s presidential nomination, 2016 is looking more and more like 1912 all over again. In that fateful year, Theodore Roosevelt -- after four years of bored retirement -- decided that he wanted to be president again. However, Roosevelt’s handpicked successor William Howard Taft refused to yield. Because of the split, even though the Democrats’ dour, arrogant Woodrow Wilson won fewer popular votes than perennial failed...
  • Poll: 72% of Americans do not support lawsuits against gun manufacturers

    04/26/2016 9:55:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4/26/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The issue of nuisance lawsuits against gun manufacturers has moved well beyond the courtroom drama playing out with the Sandy Hook families. Bernie Sanders has managed to drive Hillary Clinton further to the left as she seeks lines of attack against the Vermont Senator, coaxing her into calling for the repeal of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) in recent campaign stops. That may serve her purposes in the primary, but how well does such a position play nationally as we look forward to the general election in November? A new survey conducted by Harper Polling indicates...
  • Hillary: Young People Need To Understand "Guns Are Never An Answer"

    04/26/2016 5:20:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 68 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 26, 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared, “We have got to help our young people understand, guns are never an answer” during a town hall on MSNBC on Monday.
  • Trump: Sanders should run as independent

    04/26/2016 9:56:32 AM PDT · by McGruff · 81 replies
    POLITICO ^ | April 26, 2016 | NICK GASS
    Suggesting that Bernie Sanders has been treated unfairly by the Democratic Party, Donald Trump on Tuesday said that the Vermont senator should abandon his run for the Democratic nomination and instead seek an independent path to the White House. "Bernie Sanders has been treated terribly by the Democrats — both with delegates & otherwise," Trump tweeted. "He should show them, and run as an Independent!" Sanders and his campaign have indicated that the senator, who was still listed as an independent on his Senate website as early as this month, will continue to be a Democrat in future elections.
  • Opposition to "Assault Weapon" Ban at Record High, Support at Record Low

    04/26/2016 2:20:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from ABC News The above chart, created by ABC News, illustrates the trajectory of support and opposition for policies promoted by media elites that have no actual basis in fact or logic.  New media allows a significant, underdog, method to distribute facts about the policy.  The chart is a little misleading.  It starts in the middle of 1994, when the elite media control was near its height, and at the end of a blitz of media efforts to push the "Assault Weapon Ban" policy. These sort of policies, that rely on emotion, have to be enacted quickly, before...
  • Suspect in Wisconsin prom shooting dies, police say

    04/24/2016 5:29:24 PM PDT · by RC one · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun April 24, 2016 | Eliott C. McLaughlin,
    (CNN)A teenager accused of shooting two students outside a high school prom in Antigo, Wisconsin, has died, police said Sunday. Police identified the suspect as 18-year-old Jakob Wagner. He used to attend Antigo High School, police Chief Eric Roller said.The victims, who were shot as they left a building where they had been celebrating prom, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, according to police. A female victim was treated for a gunshot wound and released, while a male victim was undergoing surgery late Sunday morning.About 11 p.m. Saturday, Wagner "arrived at the Antigo High School prom with a rifle and...
  • Guns Do Not Kill People

    04/22/2016 11:21:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Valerie Caldwell used her rifle to kill this mountain lion that stalked her in New Mexico in 2014.  It was less than a car length away, ready to spring. She was 12. It is a staple of disarmists that the phrase "Guns kill people" is a truism. But a more valid truism holds: "It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so."  The maxim that "guns kill people" is simply false.   As true believers in the maxim, disarmists have attempted to craft studies to show that it is true.  The "studies"...
  • Harriet Tubman Was A Gun-Toting Republican

    04/22/2016 3:19:19 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    There are some knee-jerk reactions to the seemingly "political correctness run amok" move to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, replacing President Andrew Jackson. But the replacing of the slave-owning founder of the Democratic Party with a gun-toting black Republican may spark a political debate worth having and unearth historical truths worth learning. As PJ Media described the announcement: The first woman on United States bank notes will be the famous abolitionist and Republican Harriet Tubman, Politico reported Wednesday. She will give the boot to the nation's sixth president and a major figure in the Democratic Party, Andrew Jackson,...
  • Chelsea Clinton: Elect My Mom So The Supreme Court Can Enact Gun Control

    04/22/2016 1:01:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Speaking at a rally, Chelsea Clinton assured a crowd that her mother is the only candidate who would work to enact comprehensive gun control when elected. Clinton said that Justice Scalia's passing opened up a opportunity to put a justice on the Supreme Court who is in favor of gun control, and said that becoming a mother herself helped to shape her views on gun control. Watch here: Chelsea Clinton: Gun Control Opportunity on Supreme Court With Scalia Gone
  • Hillary Clinton Plays Up Gun Control in Connecticut’s Democratic Primary

    04/21/2016 5:03:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | apr. 21, 2016 | Joseph De Avila
    HARTFORD, Conn.— Hillary Clinton’s support for stronger gun-control laws has become the central theme of her bid to win the Democratic primary in Connecticut, the state where a deadly shooting at an elementary school sparked a national dialogue about firearms. In her first public campaign stop in the state this year, Mrs. Clinton spoke Thursday at a Hartford YMCA about gun policy. The event included two people who lost family members when a gunman fatally shot 20 children and six adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown in 2012.
  • 4 Ways Harriet Tubman Totally Kicked Ass From a Libertarian POV

    04/21/2016 4:59:31 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 48 replies
    Reason ^ | Apr. 21, 2016 10:32 am | Nick Gillespie
    The "Moses" of the Underground Railroad exemplified belief in self-ownership, liberty, equality before the law, and more. So Harriet Tubman (1822-1913) is going to be the new face of the $20 bill. Great choice, yes. The only downside, really, is that the bills won't be released until 2026 or later, by which point they'll be worth, what, about $10 in today's fiat currency? And Andrew Jackson, who in many ways incarnates everything that is awful about America (racist, jingoistic, power-mad, genocidal, and more), will still be on the back of the bill.
  • California Considers Ban on All Gun Dealers

    04/19/2016 4:18:04 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 19, 2016 | Awr hawkins
    On April 19, a bill that could literally ban all Federal Firearm License holders (FFLs) from doing business in the state of California goes before the State Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection. The bill–Assembly Bill 2459–is sponsored by Assembly Member Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento). If passed, it would shackle FFLs with four new requirements, the totality of which could simply force gun stores to close their doors. The NRA-ILA reported the four proposed requirements: A prohibition on licensee business premises being on a residential property. A clear statement that localities may impose more restrictive requirements on licensees than those...
  • Orthodox Jewish leader allegedly bragged about NYPD bribes for pistol permits

    04/19/2016 5:04:39 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    Ny post ^ | April 18, 2016 | Lia Eustachewich, Larry Celona and Bruce Golding
    NYPD cops pocketed cash bribes to “expedite” pistol permits for members of the Orthodox Jewish community — and a Boro Park Shomrim patrol leader offered another officer a near $1 million payday to keep the scheme going, the feds charged Monday. A cop in the NYPD’s License Division allegedly confessed to the FBI that he and a supervisor accepted payments he called “lunch money” from Alex “Shaya” Lichtenstein, who was hauled into court Monday on bribery and conspiracy charges Court papers say Lichtenstein was secretly recorded last week bragging about how he had secured 150 gun licenses through his connections...
  • Surprising no one, Bernie flip flops on suing gun manufacturers

    04/18/2016 12:05:43 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/18/16 | Robert Laurie
    Buh-bye, principles. I'm losing! Last week, we talked about Hillary’s ridiculous desire to let victims of gun crime sue the manufacturer of the weapon in question. Essentially, if some dirtbag shoots you with a Remington, Hillary wants to let you sue Remington Arms. It’s not about justice or recompense; it’s about enacting a de facto firearm ban by suing their makers out of existence. It’s also a horrible precedent that could be applied to virtually any item in existence. If someone uses a car, knife, baseball bat, Furby, or frying pan to commit a violent act, the aggrieved party would...
  • Marlene Duncan Wins NRA 2011 Sybil Ludington Women’s Freedom Award(AZ)

    06/17/2011 5:30:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland.com ^ | 16 June, 2011 | NRA
    FAIRFAX, Va. --(Ammoland.com)- The National Rifle Association has selected Marlene Duncan of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, to receive the 2011 Sybil Ludington Women’s Freedom Award. This award recognizes exceptional accomplishments of modern heroines through their legislative activism as well as advocacy, volunteerism, and education of others to the goals of the Second Amendment and the NRA on a national level. For the past 30 years, Duncan’s involvement in and support of the shooting sports and Second Amendment has been invaluable not only to the NRA, but to her community and the many lives that she has touched through her hard...
  • Better Call Saul - Season 2 starts tonite!

    02/15/2016 3:03:59 PM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 32 replies
    Just a heads-up, if you were waiting for the next season to start. First episode season 2 is tonight.
  • AL: More Campus Fascism: No Free Speech for Second Amendment Supporters

    04/17/2016 5:16:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from campusreform.org Universities are developing a deserved reputation for places that act as little fascist states, only allowing speech that the University Administration agrees with, or is considered "politically correct".  The University of Alabama has lived up to the reputation by citing a student who was peacefully wearing an empty holster in a protest over the Universitity's no weapon policy.  The campus police explicitly say that they are citing the student because "someone called it in".  The campus policy does not prohibit holsters.  The citation is for "Engaging in activities that threaten the safety of the campus community"...
  • MO: Supreme Court; Once Prohibited, Always Prohibited?

    04/17/2016 6:33:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Missouri Supreme Court has now repeatedly ruled that the provisions of the Constitutional amendment put in place by Amendment 5 to Article 1, Section 23, only apply to actions that have occurred after the passage of the amendment.  The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Constitutional provisions apply retrospectively; but that is on case law, not on a Constitutional amendment. The Missouri Supreme Court first ruled this way in State v. Merritt in 2015.  At that point it ruled that the previous version of Article I, Section 23 applied to a felony conviction forbidding the possession of firearms. ...
  • Yep, women are signing up for firearms training and buying handguns in record numbers

    04/16/2016 11:59:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 16, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    While not as heavily reported in time past, women are becoming major players in the gun industry and ownership. Contrary to popular belief, women are not stalwarts of gun control politics–they want to protect themselves as any other American. That’s why across the country record numbers of women are lining up to obtain their gun permits. In fact, since 2007, there has been a 270 percent increase in women having concealed carry permits. So, the truth of the matter is that women have always been around guns; it was that no one was catering to their needs, especially when it...
  • Mississippi Becomes 10th “Constitutional” Carry State; Governor Bryant Signs HB 786

    04/15/2016 3:25:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 15 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Mississippi became the 9th state to restore permitless carry today, the 15th of April, 2016.  It seems poetic that Governor Bryant chose to sign HB 786 into law a few days before most citizens were required to file their federal taxes. The easing of one burden helps reduce the pain of another, in this case.  HB 786 is titled the “Church Protection Act”, which is a correct description.  The bill provides that churches can create volunteer church security that will have the same protections that private security guards now have in Mississippi.  The program will require training and the...
  • Hillary Surrogate: Bernie Sanders a 'Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of the NRA'

    04/13/2016 4:53:52 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Bernie Sanders is a subsidiary of the NRA, they really should spin him off. . . On today's MTP Daily, Hillary surrogate Hakeem Jeffries, a NYC congressman and Hillary surrogate, claimed that "Senator Bernie Sanders has effectively functioned as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Rifle association for the entirety of his career." Really? Let's go to the scorecard. Sanders current NRA rating is a subterranean D-. Since 1992, he has racked up four Fs. His highest score was a C-. Kudos to Chuck Todd for reacting with incredulity: "can you really refer to him as a wholly-owned subsidiary...
  • How Scalia and Ted Cruz Saved the 2nd Amendment

    04/14/2016 5:33:24 AM PDT · by Sun · 89 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | February 19, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    "Sen. Ted Cruz has warned that we are only one justice away from having the Second Amendment guaranteeing our right to keep and bear arms written out of the Constitution. (snip) What few people know -- and the media won’t remind them -- is that Ted Cruz was a prime mover in getting Heller, in which Scalia wrote the majority opinion, before the Court and decided in favor of gun rights, ruling that the right to keep and bear arms was an individual right and that the word “militia”, as the Founders intended, meant the “whole people” of the United...
  • Hillary Clinton Swells ‘Gun Violence’ Numbers 66% During NY Speech

    04/12/2016 7:46:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/11/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    According to FOX 10 Phoenix, Clinton took the mic at GVPD by stating her admiration for Rep. Israel then quickly turned her attention to gun control. Once on the topic, she wasted no time in restating a false claim her campaign has been pushing throughout the current presidential primary season: namely, that approximately “90 people a day die from gun violence.” She added, “That is 33,000 people a year.”
  • Hillary agrees as panelist says gunmakers are turning US citizens into terrorists

    04/12/2016 7:28:27 PM PDT · by kevcol · 20 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | April 12, 2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Hillary Clinton seemed to steadily agree with a panelist that gun and ammunition manufacturers turn American citizens into terrorists. At a gun violence forum in Port Washington, New York, aired by ABC News on Monday, an unidentified woman eviscerated the firearms industry. "We're so worried about terrorism but we have terrorism on our own soil," the woman said as Clinton animatedly nodded like a bobblehead. "Our gun manufacturers, our ammunition manufacturers are making terrorists out of our citizens."
  • OK: Oklahoma Senate Nears Vote on Strong Arms Amendment

    04/13/2016 7:12:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Oklahoma Second Amendment Supporters, particularly OK2A, have been pushing for a reform of the state Constitution's weak protection of the right to keep and bear arms.  The reform has strong support, but has been bottled up in committees.  The reform is needed because current Section II-26 has been ruled by the Oklahoma Supreme Court to offer little serious protection.  Here is the current version: The right of a citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person, or property, or in aid of the civil power, when thereunto legally summoned, shall never be prohibited; but nothing...
  • NFL Coach Sean Payton: ‘I Hate Guns,’ It’s ‘Madness’ We’re ‘Hanging Onto’(stick to fball coach)

    04/12/2016 7:31:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 80 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 4/11/2016 | Dylan Gwinn
    In the wake of the murder of his former player, defensive end Will Smith, this weekend, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton issued a challenge to Black Lives Matter, to stand-up and protest black-on-black violence, the same way they protest white-on-black violence. Actually, he’s not. That would be helpful. Instead, he’s calling for a gun ban. In a USA Today Sports article, Payton let fly:
  • Clinton Nods Along as Panelist Says Gunmakers Are Making Americans Terrorists

    04/12/2016 7:04:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Youtube ^ | 04/11/16
    “Citizens are the terrorists, right?”  Hillary nods multiple times. “We’re so worried about terrorism but we have terrorism on our own soil, our gun manufacturers, our ammunition manufacturers are making terrorists out of our citizens,”  Hillary’s agreement seems even more vehement.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FRMilfsimE
  • TX: Open Carry Exercise in Dallas

    04/11/2016 4:53:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Open carry of modern handguns has been legal for most carry permit holders in Texas for a few months now.  I was able to open carry during my visit in January. During cold weather, opportunities were limited. With a new grandchild to see, I looked forward to Texas exercise without having to conceal my personal defensive firearm.  I open carried from Arizona to Dallas in Texas.  Interactions on the road were minimal. In Van Horn, Texas, I was able to grab the last motel room in town, just about midnight.  I was carrying in an older, Israeli Fobus holser,...
  • Shotgun, nearly 200 rounds of ammunition recovered at Holland Tunnel: police

    04/10/2016 1:48:10 PM PDT · by arl295 · 96 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | 4/10/2016 | Caitlin Mota
    JERSEY CITY -- A traffic stop near the Holland Tunnel yesterday evening lead to the recovery of a shotgun and nearly 200 rounds of ammunition, a police spokesman said. At about 6:30 p.m., a police officer saw a blue plastic drum in the back up a pickup truck that had just passed through the Holland Tunnel toll plaza. The officer stopped the vehicle driven by a Pennsylvanian man to make sure there were no hazardous materials in the drum, Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo said. Police asked the driver Marlon Murphy, 45, of Easton, if there were any weapons in...
  • CNMI Senate Passes one of the Most Restrictive Gun Laws in the U.S.

    04/10/2016 7:48:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The United State District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands recently ruled that existing gun laws, written by a peace corps volunteer in the 1970's, are unconstitutional, and violate the Second Amendment, in several provisions. The House and Senate of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands reacted to the Court ruling by passing an extremely restrictive bill, S. B. No. 19-94(pdf), entitled "To regulate the possession of firearms in the Commonwealth.", in a special session on 5 April, 2016.  The bill passed the Senate unanimously.  The short title is the SAFE Act (Special Act for Firearms Enforcement), perhaps...
  • Home Depot security guard about to be attacked by tire iron is saved by armed citizen

    04/09/2016 4:11:19 PM PDT · by kevcol · 43 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | April 9, 2016 | Frieda Powers
    Another example of a concealed carry citizen saving the day unfolded in Texas last week. At a Home Depot store in Amarillo, a man suspected of stealing power tools was confronted by the store’s loss prevention officer in the parking lot, reported KVII-TV. The two ended up in a struggle after the officer caught the suspect, 35 year-old Ricky Solis, when he tried to flee. Another man stepped in and tried to help Solis escape, police said, kicking the loss prevention officer in the face. The second suspect then retrieved a tire iron from his car and allegedly returned to...
  • BREAKING: President Obama Turns Over Thousands of Fast and Furious Documents

    04/08/2016 3:05:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Just moments before Attorney General Eric Holder was voted in contempt of Congress by Republicans and Democrats in June 2012 , President Obama asserted executive privilege over thousands of documents related to Operation Fast and Furious. Holder was held in contempt for stonewalling and failing to turn over the documents to the House Oversight Committee. Obama granted the executive privilege request despite claiming to have no knowledge about Operation Fast and Furious when it was active from 2009-2010. Now after years of court battles and a federal judge striking down the executive privilege assertion, Obama has finally agreed turned them...
  • What Does the Second Amendment Mean?

    04/09/2016 7:24:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/9/2016 | David Deming
    It's one of the most controversial passages of the Constitution. Allegedly, it's also one of the most obscure and unintelligible sections. The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads, "a well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." Prior to the Supreme Court's decision in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), we were told for decades that the Second Amendment did not guarantee or even refer to an individual right. Based on the wording of United States v. Miller (1939), the theory...
  • Progress in Restoring the Right to Carry Arms in the United States

    04/08/2016 5:29:48 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The graphic display above does a superb job of conveying the progress that Second Amendment supporters have made in restoring a practical right to carry arms in the United States.  The right to keep and bear arms, codified in the Second Amendment, has been under attack in the United States since the 1830s, as power hungry governments found ways to infringe on the right under various pretexes, excuses, and fearmongering. First came the attacks on the concealed carry of arms.  This was justified under the pretext that it gave an unfair advantage to people with nefarious purposes.  It was...
  • Attorney Files for Cliven Bundy .. Govt Afraid of Losing to “Political Prisoner” in Jury Trial

    04/08/2016 3:23:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | April 7, 2016 | Tim Brown
    Attorney Joel Hansen referred to Bundy as a "political prisoner" and said the government does not want to release him for fear it would lose if the case is ever heard before a jury. ... "The government seems to be afraid that it might lose in a jury trial, so it wants to keep him in prison, in solitary confinement, as long as it can because he, like Nelson Mandela, is a political prisoner," Hansen wrote. "There is nothing in the U.S. Constitution allowing the federal government to hold political prisoners without a trial. Nothing." ... Does Mr. Bundy have...
  • Let's Talk Lexington (Minutemen weep)

    04/08/2016 1:21:45 PM PDT · by pabianice · 5 replies
    Let’s Talk Lexington (MA) Have you ever gone hiking with a friend who tells you, “don’t worry about it, this is an easy climb”. Hours later you’re panting, out of water and 6 false summits from the top… The recent proposal regarding discussion of firearms in Lexington felt a lot like this hike. Imagine being invited to participate in a discussion. You happily oblige, you arrive at the time and place, excited to get going, eager to participate. The conversation begins and everything that’s being said to you is wrong, the facts being presented as supporting evidence are anything but....
  • In Calls For Crackdown, Hillary Clinton is Lying About Gun Industry Immunity Again

    04/07/2016 12:44:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    There's only one issue on which Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton can get to the left of her rival Bernie Sanders: gun control. She also has to lie about the gun industry, specifically manufacturers, in order to state her position. On the campaign trail Clinton keeps recycling bogus claims the gun industry has immunity from lawsuits not afforded to other industries. She made this claim last fall, made the claim again this week during an interview with CNN and made the claim during a townhall style campaign event in New York, where she demanded more gun control. In a Tuesday town hall in...
  • Sen. Schumer calls for investigation ahead of release of gun that looks just like smartphone

    04/06/2016 5:20:09 AM PDT · by kevcol · 81 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 5, 2016 | Chris Sommerfeldt, Stephen Rex Brown
    Sen. Chuck Schumer issued an urgent plea Monday for iGunControl ahead of the release of a new firearm that looks like a smartphone. The .380-caliber double-barrel handgun, manufactured by Ideal Conceal, is expected to hit the shelves in mid-2016 and will only cost $395, Schumer said. . . . "It's clearly being marketed for nefarious purposes — 4,000 people are ready to pull the trigger on this dangerous weapon," Schumer said. . . . "Why would we want to make it easier for criminals or terrorists like those who attacked Paris and Brussels to wreak havoc?" he said.
  • Lawmakers want answers why VA stripped 260K vets of gun rights

    04/05/2016 7:12:53 PM PDT · by kitchen · 49 replies
    gus.com ^ | 3/25/2016 | Chris Eger
    Two Senate Republicans are seeking to understand the Veterans Affairs office practice of reporting veterans to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check system. Currently a veterans assigned a fiduciary trustee to act on their behalf is automatically declared “mentally defective” and is reported to NICS, the database Federal Firearms Licensees use to determine whether a prospective buyer is eligible to buy guns. As of December 2015, the VA has reported 260,381 individuals to the FBI, effectively making them prohibited firearms possessors under the law. U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa lawmaker who is currently the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, finds this...