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  • Pelosi claim that GOP invites violent criminals to carry concealed weapons gets her 'Three...

    12/12/2017 2:40:17 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 12, 2017 | Fox News
    Full title: Pelosi claim that GOP invites violent criminals to carry concealed weapons gets her 'Three Pinocchios'Nancy Pelosi earned “Three Pinocchios” from The Washington Post's Fact Checker over a tweet claiming that House Republicans are inviting violent criminals, domestic abusers and convicted stalkers to carry concealed weapons. The House minority leader sent the tweet last week after House Republicans passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, sending it to the Senate by a 231-198 vote. “Inviting violent criminals to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives,” Pelosi tweeted. “Inviting domestic abusers to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives. Inviting convicted stalkers to...
  • Amid NYC Terror Coverage MSNBC Panel Complains About Guns in America, Trump

    12/11/2017 10:57:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 11, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    As information was still coming in regarding Monday’s attempted terror attack in the New York City subway, an MSNBC panel discussing the news ridiculously shifted the topic to outrage over guns and gun crime in the U.S. And on top of that, they bemoaned how President Trump would try to make the attack an immigration issue to support his temporary travel ban.The person responsible for kicking off the gun discussion was former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton. After commenting on how few terror attacks have hit the U.S. since 9/11 (missing a few as he rattled them off), he opined: We will continue to...
  • Who Is David Frum?

    05/06/2017 9:57:53 AM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 32 replies
    Right Wing Conservative News Blog ^ | May 6, 2017 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    ...Now I know a little about who Mr. david Frum reportedly is. But does he know who I am? Does he know who you are? I’m a member of the NRA. But you don’t have to be a member of the NRA to believe in truth, justice, and the American way. You only have to live it and be it. You can even feel it too, if you like. But, it seems some don’t understand that the Kraken has awakened. That the Genie is loose. That the Sleeper is now aware of what has been done to America. What has...
  • MSNBC Republican: 'You're a Bad Parent If You Have a Gun in the House'

    10/04/2017 12:42:19 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 94 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 10/04/2017 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Tuesday's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, frequent MSNBC Republican guest David Frum lamented over the trend towards loosening gun laws -- even after high-profile mass shootings -- and then predicted that it would be necessary to convince gun owners that "you're a bad parent if you have a gun in the house" to get the public to support more gun restrictions. After Frum had spent time lamenting that since the Newtown school shootings in 2012, there have been a loosening of gun laws in many states, host O'Donnell followed up by suggesting that most Americans agree with a...
  • NRA-Republican Backed Bill Makes it Easier for Feds to Disarm Citizens

    12/09/2017 5:13:20 PM PST · by Mafe · 39 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 12/8/2017 | Tho Bishop
    On Wednesday, the Republican controlled house voted to further federalize gun laws in this country. While Ryan McMaken has noted the danger in further centralizing gun legislation, there is another deeply troubling aspect to this bill: it expands the ability of the Federal government to restrict Americans’ right to bear arms. During the legislative process, the NRA supported merging the bill aimed at nationalizing concealed carry permits with another piece of legislation aimed at “fixing” the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS.) Obviously this legislation was inspired by the failure of the US Air Force to report the criminal...
  • Smith & Wesson owner’s stock takes a shot to the gut

    12/09/2017 5:28:44 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 8, 2017 | Richard Morgan
    <p>The company that owns gun maker Smith & Wesson got hammered by investors Friday after it revealed its earnings plunged 90 percent in the most recent quarter.</p> <p>With President Trump and a Republican-led Congress firmly behind Second Amendment rights, the panic-driven buying that had boosted business during the Obama Administration is no longer goosing sales, according to analysts.</p>
  • What Being a Dad with a Gun Taught My Daughter

    12/09/2017 12:09:07 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 09, 2017 | Don Cicchetti
    Years ago, my daughter Samantha and I were home in the afternoon (she was off school, and I was home with her) when there was a loud knock on the front door. When I answered, I discovered that there were about a hundred cops, including SWAT (tactical truck and all) at my door and in my front yard. They did not look happy. "Yes? Can I help you?" I asked, as I got about a hundred hard stares from our guests. "Daddy, how many cops are out there?" Sam asked. "All of them, I think..." "Sir, there was a bank...
  • The House concealed-carry bill is arrogant and foolish

    12/07/2017 10:44:42 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec 07, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    With New York City on track for fewer than 300 homicides in 2017, the House just passed a bill to let people with concealed-carry permits issued in any state to legally pack hidden heat in every other state, no matter what the local gun laws say. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, which would also strengthen the background-check system, passed 231-198, with six Democratic “ayes” and 14 Republican “nays.” Happily, it should die in the Senate, where it would need 60 votes but is unlikely to even get all 52 Republicans. But that doesn’t make the move any less...
  • Professor Obama: Yeah, We Could Be Charting Down The Path Of Nazi Germany

    12/07/2017 12:32:42 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    So, this has been said over and over again, but the Left is going to continue to play this tune. We’re not going the way of Germany circa 1939. We’re not. We have constitutional mechanisms that would prevent such a takeover, namely we don’t have an actual official act that would allow the president to assume emergency decree powers after a catastrophic event, such as the Capitol Building being set ablaze by someone. Yet, former President Obama decided to make a warning that the U.S. could be charting down that path at the Economic Club of Chicago this week. It...
  • WI: Gunfight, Home Invader Killed, Headline: Victim Identified

    12/06/2017 4:47:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Many self defense shootings are not reported in the media. Many are not entered as justified homicides in the FBI Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). A self defense shooting, which included a justified homicide, occurred in the 800  block of Waugoo Avenue, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin,at night, on November 5th, 2017. The initial reporting did not include any indication this was a justified self defense shooting. The headline: Oshkosh shooting victim identified. From nbc26.com: Nov. 6, 2017 OSHKOSH, Wis. - An 18-year-old Appleton man is dead after a shooting in Oshkosh. Police said a suspect is still at large. Police identified...
  • House OKs GOP bill expanding gun owners' rights

    12/06/2017 4:46:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 6, 2017 6:24 PM EST | Matthew Daly and Richard Lardner
    Republicans rammed a bill through the House on Wednesday that would make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines, the first significant action on guns in Congress since mass shootings in Nevada and Texas killed more than 80 people. The House approved the bill, 231-198, largely along party lines. Six Democrats voted yes, while 14 Republicans voted no. The measure would allow gun owners with a state-issued concealed-carry permit to carry a handgun in any state that allows concealed weapons. It now goes to the Senate. Republicans said the reciprocity measure, a top priority...
  • Democratic Fundraiser Charged With Racially Motivated Gun Crime

    12/05/2017 6:39:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, this is a wild story, albeit a local one, coming from Missouri. A top fundraiser for the Democratic Party has been arrested and charged with a racially motivated gun crime. Matthew Lieberman is accused of drawing a handgun at two locations, firing shots, and shouting racial epithets. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that surveillance footage captured Lieberman with a firearm, along with shell casings at the scene that matched those found in his car. He was arrested on November 29. His bail has been set at $250,000 (via St. Louis Post-Dispatch): Veteran Democratic fundraiser Matthew Lieberman has been charged...
  • Will the GOP Leadership Be the Ones to Deliver Gun Control

    12/02/2017 9:33:39 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 03, 2017 | Michael Hammond
    If you were the GOP congressional leadership and WANTED to lose both the House and the Senate in 2018, how would you do it? I would suggest that there is no better way than to turn the GOP into the party that "finally delivered gun control." And this is after an eight-year stalemate under Barack Obama, when the anti-gun movement suffered one demoralizing defeat after another. Not anymore. Senator John Cornyn, the Senate's number two Republican, is doing the "happy dance" with his new friends and cosponsors Chuck Schumer, Dianne Feinstein, Richard Blumenthal, and Chris Murphy -- over their new...
  • What is a "Well-Regulated Militia?"

    11/30/2017 8:39:03 PM PST · by Discoshaman · 52 replies
    Byte-Size Politice ^ | 11/30/2017 | J. Wesley Bush
    A good, quick video on the militia clause of the Second Amendment in light of the Militia Acts of 1792, the Dick Act of 1903, and U.S. Code Article 10.
  • Donald Trump: Katie Couric "Should Be Ashamed" Of "Fraudulent Editing"

    06/01/2016 3:33:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 44 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    On May 31, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump weighed in on Katie Couric’s “fraudulent editing,” tweeting that she “should be ashamed” of herself. Katie Couric’s gun control film — Under the Gun — contains an 8-second pause that was inserted in the editing process. That pause gives viewers the false impression that pro-gun proponents were unsure or stumped when Couric questioned them about gun control.
  • SCOTUS Rejects Hearing Arguments For Maryland Assault Weapons Ban

    11/28/2017 12:39:04 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 27, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, for pro-Second Amendment supporters and gun owners the Supreme Court has once again fallen short. The gun rights movement has scored a slew of landmark rulings on Second Amendment rights, but alas—you can’t win them all. The Court refused to hear arguments on Maryland’s assault weapons ban—and the media was, well, in usual form reporting on it. The Supreme Court has refused to hear any further legal challenges on overtly stringent and possibly unconstitutional gun control laws from predominantly blue states since 2010 (via Reuters) [emphasis mine]: The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a setback on Monday to gun rights...
  • Supreme Court shoots down gun cases, upholds ban on assault weapons and open-carry

    11/27/2017 9:16:15 AM PST · by jazusamo · 120 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 27, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    The Supreme Court declined to take up two Second Amendment cases on Monday, which challenged laws banning assault weapons and open-carry in Maryland and Florida. Both cases were denied review without comment from the justices, which left the lower court rulings in place. In the Florida challenge, the state Supreme Court upheld Florida’s ban on open carry finding the Second Amendment doesn’t guarantee a right to open carry.
  • The mystery over the attack on Rand Paul deepens

    11/25/2017 2:55:30 PM PST · by iowamark · 149 replies
    CNN ^ | November 22, 2017 | Chris Cillizza
    It's been 19 days since Rand Paul was attacked by a neighbor while mowing his lawn. And on Wednesday, the story got even stranger as the wife of the Kentucky Republican Senator wrote a piece for CNN detailing the extent of the injuries he suffered in the attack. "There have been several nights where I had my hand on my phone ready to call 911 when his breathing became so labored it was terrifying," writes Kelley Paul of her husband. What's even more striking is how Kelley Paul describes the attack -- and the motive behind it... In the immediate...
  • Giffords group asks web hosts to shut down 'ghost gun' sites

    11/25/2017 8:19:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 24, 2017 6:43 PM EST | Michael Balsamo
    A gun control group founded by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords asked two web hosting companies on Friday to shut down websites selling parts and machines that help make untraceable homemade firearms known as “ghost guns.” The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence asked the providers that host GhostGunner.net and GhostGuns.com to disable the websites for violating the hosting companies’ terms of service. The sites sell kits, components and machines that help create homemade semi-automatic weapons. It’s legal to build a gun in a home or a workshop, and advances in 3-D printing and milling have made it easier...
  • AG Orders Review of FBI Gun Database After Discovering Convicted Felons Can Lie To Obtain Guns

    11/24/2017 8:47:23 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 28 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 11-24-2017 | Tim Brown
    Last week, Richard Pollock reported on the fact that the Obama administration rarely prosecuted convicted felons who lied on their forms to obtain guns.  Now, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is ordering a review of the FBI gun database to see why potential buyers are not being stopped. All of this is coming after Texas gunman Devin Patrick Kelley, who killed nearly 30 people and wounded another two dozen in a church shooting earlier this month, was able to purchase four guns despite the FBI.  More of my thoughts on all of this follow the rest of the report. CBS reports: The...