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  • Grandfather is Shot, but Shoots 3 of 3 Home Invaders Who Tried to Rape His Granddaughter, Killing 1

    10/23/2014 3:55:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 100 replies
    http://gunssavelives.net ^ | october 23, 2014 | dan cannon
    A man who said he was having trouble with his car convinced Kenneth Byrd, age 67, to open his door. His wife and 19 year old granddaughter were at home at the time. That was all the opportunity the three man home invasion crew needed. The trio burst into the home, guns drawn and threatened the residents. According to local media reports, what happened next was nothing short of terrifying: The Byrds were pushed to the back of their home and instructed to open a safe. When the men tried to rape the couple’s granddaughter, Byrd grabbed a gun and exchanged...
  • Joni Ernst and the Right To Revolutionary Violence

    10/23/2014 3:16:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Washington Monthy's Political Animal Blog ^ | October 23, 2014 | Ed Kilgore
    The picture of IA GOP SEN nominee Joni Ernst that’s emerging from exposure of her pre-2014-general-election utterances is of a standard-brand Constitutional Conservative embracing all the strange and controversial tenets of that creed. There’s Agenda 21 madness. There’s Personhood advocacy. There are attacks on the entire New Deal/Great Society legacy—and perhaps even agricultural programs—as creating “dependency.” And now, inevitably, there’s the crown jewel of Con Con extremism: the belief that the purpose of the Second Amendment is to enable “patriots” to violently overthrow the government if in their opinion it’s overstepped its constitutional boundaries. Sam Levine of HuffPost has that...
  • GOOD GUY WITH A GUN ENDED TERROR ATTACK ON CANADIAN PARLIAMENT

    10/22/2014 10:17:03 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/22/2014 | AWR HAWKINS
    On October 22, recent Islamic convert Michael Zehif-Bibeau shot and killed a Canadian Forces reservist, then went into Parliament Hill with rifle in hand, but the carnage that could have followed was prevented when a good guy with a gun--Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers--shot and killed the attacker. According to the Toronto Sun, Zehif-Bibeau was "just outside the Parliamentary library" and therefore close to reaching the MPs when Vickers stopped the attack. Reuters reports that the attacker was a mere 60 feet away from the MPs when Vickers intervened. Vickers' role as Sergeant-at-Arms is largely ceremonial. However, he is a 29-year veteran...
  • 10 yr old competitive shooter seeks to inspire others

    10/21/2014 11:36:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    This isn’t the sort of breaking news, horror show healine which generally makes the rounds when talking about kids and guns, but it’s a nice story which deserves a little more visibility. An “iReport” feature on CNN describes the education and competitive record of ten year old target shooter Shyanne Roberts of New Jersey. Meet Shyanne Roberts, a 10-year-old competitive shooter who is out to prove something: Children with guns don’t always mean disaster.“I want to be an inspiration to other kids and be a leader,” said the girl. “Kids and guns don’t always mean bad things happen.”The Franklinville, New...
  • One Cop’s View On Video Cameras [VIDEO]

    10/21/2014 7:35:20 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10-20-2014 | Deputy Matt
    Video cameras? Yes please! Give me one. Maybe two or three. I am absolutely a HUGE proponent of law enforcement using in-car and body mounted cameras. Some ask why I feel so strongly about the subject, and to them I offer the following personal anecdote. I have personally benefited greatly from the video obtained by a digital video camera, the in-car camera system in my patrol car. A number of years ago, I was involved in an incident where, as I arrived at the scene of a call, I came under fire by a suspect armed with a rifle. I...
  • D.C. Second Amendment Case Moves Forward

    10/21/2014 6:47:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In July of 2014, the ban on carrying guns outside the home in the District of Columbia was struck down as violating the second amendment of the Constitution.   The judge granted a stay to the District government.  In September, the District government passed emergency legislation that it claimed would meet Judge Scullin's requirements for a constitutional law.   The law contained numerous absurd restrictions.   On 2 October, Alan Gura filed a motion asking that the court block the implementation of the emergency law.  From wamu.org: In a blistering court filing, attorney Alan Gura argues that the Council's bill — which limits...
  • Dems Use Ebola To Push For Anti-Gun Surgeon General

    10/20/2014 4:15:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Politics: More than two dozen House Democrats are pushing the Senate to revive and ratify the nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to a critical post, but helping to fight deadly disease is not what they have in mind. The question of the day is why we have or need an Ebola czar in the form of political operative/hack Ron Klain when we have an unfilled surgeon general's position that physician emeritus serving as America's doctor is supposed to fill. We have an acting Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, but he is seemingly just a placeholder instead of the force...
  • Man Jailed For Legally Owning Gun Publishes Book

    10/20/2014 6:56:04 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    progressivestoday.com ^ | 10-19-2014 | Pat Kane
    While Brian Aitken’s The Blue Tent Sky: How The Left’s War On Guns Cost Me My Son And My Freedom is written is an unassuming and accessible way, it is by no means an ‘easy read.’ In fact, it will likely be the most difficult book you’ll ever read.Brian Aitken is a man who was forced into a tragedy thought inconceivable in the United States — being stripped of his family and his freedom all for owning a gun in New Jersey. When Brian was pulled over in 2009 he had not committed any crimes, the guns he would...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, October 19th, 2014.

    10/19/2014 5:03:12 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 57 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, October 19th, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • Not all of us in Newtown want to take your guns away (Vanity)

    10/19/2014 3:37:59 PM PDT · by ModernDayCato · 37 replies
    Me | 10/19/14 | ModernDayCato
    The governor of Connecticut is a tool. He ran one of our biggest cities (Stamford) into the ground, and now has managed to run this liberal paradise of a state into the ground as well. Aside from the personal attacks on the GOP candidate that is running against him that come from the so-called media here in Connecticut, all we keep hearing about this election season is "common sense solutions to gun violence." I live in Sandy Hook. On December 14, 2013 a young man who was pretty much insane murdered 26 people in an elementary school a few miles...
  • ID:Court Knocks Down Corps of Engineers Ban on Guns

    10/19/2014 4:55:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Senator Coburn of Oklahoma has been attempting to remove the ban on carrying guns on lands managed by the Army Corps of Engineer for several years.   Perhaps the Obama administration should have agreed to the legislative compromise before the ban was challenged in court.   Now the Corps  is faced with a court decision citing Peruta in the Ninth Circuit, that declares that carry outside of the home is a constitutional right.  On 10 January, 2014, Judge B. Lynn Winmill of the United States District Court for the District of Idaho, issued a preliminary injunction against the Army...
  • Federal court in Idaho strikes down ban (Shortened Title)

    10/18/2014 4:02:18 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 16, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    From Morris v. Army Corps Engineers (D. Idaho Oct. 10, 2014): Plaintiffs challenge regulations promulgated by the Army Corp of Engineers that govern the possession of firearms on property administered by the Corps. Plaintiffs argue that the regulations violate their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. The regulations govern over 700 dams — holding back more than 100 trillion gallons of water — built by the Corps, and the surrounding recreation areas that serve over 300 million visitors annually. Adopted in 1973, the regulations were intended to provide for more effective management of the lake and reservoir projects....
  • Eric Holder's Top Deputy Resigns Amid Revelation Fast and Furious Guns Used in Phoenix Crime

    10/17/2014 9:46:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 17 Oct 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    The top deputy to Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation on Thursday amid revelations that Operation Fast and Furious scandal guns were used to harm Americans in Phoenix in 2013, a development top congressional Republicans say President Obama’s administration sought to cover up. ... Holder, the attorney general, has failed to cooperate with the Fast and Furious congressional investigation led by Issa and Grassley. Holder was voted, on a bipartisan basis, into both criminal and civil contempt of Congress—a first in the history of the United States for a Cabinet-level official—after he failed to provide documents to Issa’s committee...
  • Bloomberg pours money into Nunn Super PAC; ads with guns to follow.

    10/16/2014 8:27:49 AM PDT · by steve8714 · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Sarah Jean Seman
    Soon we'll see ads about how she's an avid hunter.
  • Speculation Abounds That Ebola Will Be Used As Excuse To Implement Martial Law

    10/15/2014 9:41:36 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 94 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Oct 14, 2014 | Christopher Agee
    Speculation Abounds That Ebola Will Be Used As Excuse To Implement Martial Law Christopher Agee — October 14, 2014 "...what could be more economically devastating than..." Renowned black conservative writer Mychal Massie shared a unique – if disturbing – view regarding the ultimate result of the current Ebola scare. While the disease is currently contained within the U.S., he noted that it is not the only potential outbreak facing the nation and that the current administration is doing little to reduce the threat. “We are being placed in eminent peril by disease-carrying illegal aliens flooding our shores,” he wrote in...
  • Group Warns Blacks, If You Don’t Vote You’ll Need A Bullet-Proof Vest [VIDEO]

    10/15/2014 7:23:58 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 43 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10-14-2014 | Chuck Ross
    A community organization group with ties to labor unions and to George Soros is out with a dramatic get-out-the-vote ad featuring an African-American mother forcing her son to wear a bullet-proof vest in order to protect himself from being shot by police and “vigilantes.”Dream Defenders, the group behind the ad, first gained national attention last year when it held a 31 day protest at the Florida state capitol following George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The group’s executive director is Phillip Agnew who is paid as an organizer by Service Employees International Union, one of the...
  • Brad Pitt: I’ve Been A Gun Owner Since Kindergarten

    10/14/2014 1:13:54 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 46 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10-14-2014 | Kaitlan Collins
    Brad Pitt has been big on guns since he was only six years old, when he inherited his grandfather’s shotgun in kindergarten. Before that, in nursery school, he had used a BB gun, and then he was firing handguns by the time he was eight.Pitt called weapons merely a “rite of passage” in his family, and said that his older brother had gotten his dad’s gun when he got his grandfather’s, he told the Radio Times. Pitt, born in Oklahoma and raised in Missouri, called it “a sane environment.”“The positive is that my father instilled in me a profound and...
  • 'Black People Getting Shot Left and Right'

    10/13/2014 12:08:04 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 71 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10-13-2014 | Randall Hoven
    "Who cares about cosmic inflation during the first seconds of the universe's existence when black people are getting shot left and right by police officers and vigilantes?" That is what Chanda Hsu Prescod-Weinstein, a postdoctoral fellow in physics at MIT, thought to herself upon hearing the news from Ferguson.Are black people getting shot left and right by police officers and vigilantes? *********** Feel free to peruse the FBI numbers yourself. I personally find them easier to understand than the “the first seconds of the universe’s existence.” Here is what I get from that data. The murder rate in the US...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, October 12th, 2014.

    10/12/2014 5:03:07 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 28 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, October 12th, 2014. | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • Where do I post a thread asking for help? (vanity)

    10/12/2014 1:49:06 PM PDT · by Great White Buffalo · 103 replies
    I remember reading this site 10 years ago and the format has changed completely. I want to ask about buying a Ted Nugent t-shirt. Which forum and which topic do I post to? TIA.
  • 5-Year-Old Shooting a Crayon 'Gun' Forced to Sign No-Kill Contract

    10/12/2014 11:55:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 10-11-2014 | Trey Sanchez
    An elementary school in Mobile, Alabama forced a 5-year-old student to sign a "safety contract" promising not to kill herself or anyone else because the girl allegedly pointed a crayon at another student and said, "pew pew." The girl's mother was summoned to E.R. Dickson Elementary school and told that her daughter had drawn something that resembled a gun and pretended to shoot with the crayon. The mother told Local 15 News that while she waited in the lobby and without her consent, the school gave her daughter a questionnaire evaluating her for depression and suicidal thoughts, and finally forced...
  • Attorney gains firearms permit for man disqualified for gun ownership;

    10/12/2014 7:24:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Madison-St. Clair Record ^ | 10 October, 2014 | Record News
    Dr. George L. Kraft III, a chiropractor in St. Louis County, is now the owner of a .357 revolver with a six-inch barrel after his attorney successfully challenged Missouri statutes and federal classification that prohibited Kraft from owning a firearm. The state of Missouri disqualified Kraft from the right to own firearms after he suffered a stroke in 2005 until attorney Christopher J. Zellers of the Zellers Law Firm, LLC, gained a judgment in St. Louis County Circuit Court overturning the disqualification after an 18-month legal process. “My client was deemed incapacitated because of a stroke and as a result...
  • Alan Gura as Superman

    10/12/2014 6:32:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    This depiction of Alan Gura as Superman in the fight to restore second amendment rights was made available for people to sign, as a gift to Alan, at the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Chicago.   Alan Gura is held in high regard because of his court wins in the Heller and McDonald Supreme Court cases.   He recently had another victory in the Palmer v. DC case, though it took five years to obtain a decision there. Alan Gura attended the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Chicago.  Several speakers  warned of the dangers of  circuit court take overs by Obama...
  • Gun-Rights Advocates Should Fear History of Second Amendment

    10/11/2014 10:20:49 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 72 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 12/18/12 | Jason DeCrow(?)
    Think it’s one short sentence that gives everyone the right to bear arms? Think again. Saul Cornell unravels the tangled history of one of our most misunderstood Amendments. On Sunday, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer went on CBS’s Face The Nation and argued that people who support gun control “have to admit that there is a Second Amendment right to bear arms”. Schumer’s effort to reach out to the gun-rights community may be well-intentioned, but it is also deeply ironic. If the nation truly embraced the Second Amendment as it was originally written and understood, it would be the NRA’s...
  • Most Expensive State House Race in Colorado Comes Back To Gun Control

    10/11/2014 9:39:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 11 Oct 2014, | Greg Campbell
    Beyond Colorado's headline-grabbing races for Senate and governor, the election for House District 59 is starting to generate its own news for being the most expensive race for state house in Colorado — all thanks to tough new gun control laws passed in 2013. The contest is between Democratic incumbent Mike McLachlan and Republican challenger J. Paul Brown for a small district centered on the rural city of Durango. According to the Durango Herald, the race has attracted "a waterfall of money" from outside groups, to the tune of at least $718,000 in a market where media and advertising are...
  • The Failure of Banning So-Called Assault Weapons

    10/10/2014 9:54:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Whenever I’m asked about gun control and “assault weapons,” my first instinct is to steer people to the scholarly work of John Lott or the practical analysis of Larry Correia.Unfortunately, some politicians in Washington haven’t gotten the message.Here are excerpts from an article in the Pacific Standard, starting with a claim from Senator Feinstein that gun control works. In the 10 years since the federal assault weapons ban expired, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) has kept trying to renew the law, which she authored. In a press release this month honoring the 20th anniversary of the ban, she wrote, “The evidence...
  • Poll: 84 Percent of Americans Believe Violence Committed With Guns a Criminal Issue,

    10/09/2014 1:33:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    For years gun control advocates have tried to turn incidents of 'gun violence' into a public health issue in order to justify wide reaching government regulations, but a new scientific poll from the National Shooting Sports Foundation shows the vast majority of Americans view violence committed with guns as a criminal issue, not one of public health. The poll also shows an overwhelming majority of Americans believe the Centers for Disease Control should be focused on combating illness and disease, not 'gun violence.' An overwhelming 84 percent of survey respondents said gun violence is a criminal justice issue, rather than...
  • DC: Virtual "No Carry" Law goes to Judge Scullin on 17 October

    10/08/2014 4:26:20 PM PDT · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Alan Gura The District of Columbia recently passed an emergency measure to allow for the issuance of concealed carry permits within the District.   The measure is one of the most restrictive in the nation, combining the most restrictive features of existing state law along with a couple of new wrinkles.   The Washington Post has graciously posted a copy of the law online.   The law is only valid for 90 days, to meet Judge Scullin's order.   The council has already stated that it intends to revisit the law after that time, apparently to make it more onerous.  From the Washington...
  • Lawful open carry and the First, Second, and Fourth Amendments

    10/07/2014 2:31:52 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 6 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 7, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    From Northrup v. City of Toledo Police Div., 2014 WL 4925052 (N.D. Ohio Sept. 30, 2014): On the evening of June 16, 2010, Northrup was walking down a street in his neighborhood, with his wife, daughter, grandson, and their Yorkshire terrier, and a handgun holstered on his right hip, when Alan Rose drove by on a motorcycle. Northrup and Rose did not know each other, but Rose stopped his motorcycle and began telling Northrup that he could not walk around in public while openly carrying a handgun. Northrup and his wife told Rose that open carry of a firearm is...
  • Colorado’s Second Amendment wildfire

    10/06/2014 12:43:27 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 29, 2014 | David Keene
    Last year, in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings in Connecticut, the Obama administration and then-New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg worked to put together a “coalition of the willing” to join them in a war on the Second Amendment and hit upon Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper as a likely recruit. Mr. Hickenlooper, a low-key liberal who went from successful saloon developer to the Denver mayor’s office, was elected governor as part of a concerted effort by liberal billionaires to take over a Western state. In 2010, they not only made Mr. Hickenlooper governor, but they elected “progressive”...
  • Bar Customer Shoots, Kills Two in Attempted Robbery (my boy's lucky to be alive)

    10/05/2014 9:37:02 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 14 replies
    Reference: AP ^ | 10/05/2014 | self
    I'm posting this in Chat, as it's not really news...save for the fact that my boy and his friends are lucky to be alive today. Well, Ok...it IS news. But my commentary is primary as I know more than the media printed. Yes, it's personal. The brief story at the link provides the 'closing'. Read this first, understanding that the story is told 2nd-hand, but accurate as written: My boy had a bad night Friday. The rotten joint he'd worked for finally got to him and he walked away from it. Great for him. Later that evening he was with...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, October 5th, 2014.

    10/05/2014 5:03:18 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 78 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, October 5th, 2014. | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • California Gun Owners And Liberty Lovers Won’t Like This Edict

    10/05/2014 7:15:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Ah, California. The land of beautiful mountains, amazing desserts, awesome surfing, the Motion Picture Industry, fake boobs and the first ever gun law that allows courts to seize your weapons if a close relative thinks you’re cracked. Yep, as of last Tuesday, your moody, manic, anti-Second Amendment, Castro-loving, eco-terrorist, tree-humping, Prius-driving twisted sister can call you “crazy”, report you to the cops and boom … Deputy Wedge Figgus can confiscate your Remington 870 ‘til a court decides you’re not demented. Check it out …First law of its kind in the U.S. California residents can now petition a judge to temporarily...
  • In Secret Service, Some Blacks See a Flawed Shield for the President

    10/03/2014 4:57:51 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 71 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 2, 2014 | PETER BAKER
    WASHINGTON — Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland was at the grocery store the other day when he ran into an elderly black woman who expressed growing concern about President Obama’s safety. Why, she asked, wasn’t he being better protected by his Secret Service agents? The furor that led to this week’s resignation of the director of the Secret Service resonated deeply among blacks, outraged that those supposed to be guarding the first black president were somehow falling down on the job — and suspicious even without evidence that it may be deliberate. “It is something that is widespread in...
  • Some Blacks See Secret Service as Flawed Shield for the President

    10/04/2014 1:00:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 2, 2014 | Peter Baker
    Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland was at the grocery store the other day when he ran into an elderly black woman who expressed growing concern about President Obama’s safety. Why, she asked, wasn’t he being better protected by his Secret Service agents? The furor that led to this week’s resignation of the director of the Secret Service resonated deeply among blacks, outraged that those supposed to be guarding the first black president were somehow falling down on the job — and suspicious even without evidence that it may be deliberate. “It is something that is widespread in black circles,”...
  • Bonidy v. United States: The Second Amendment at the post office

    10/03/2014 9:35:11 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 11 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 2, 2014 | David Kopel
    Yesterday the Tenth Circuit heard oral arguments in Bonidy v. United States, which is an as-applied challenge to the U.S. Postal Service regulation which completely prohibits firearms on all postal property, including parking lots. Mr. Bonidy lives in Avon, Colorado, and has a concealed carry permit issued pursuant to Colorado law, following a fingerprint-based background check, safety training, and the County Sheriff’s determination that he does not pose any threat to himself or others. The post office does not provide home delivery in Avon, so residents must go to the post office to pick up their mail from a box....
  • Second Amendment Vs. Islamic State In Oklahoma

    09/30/2014 8:30:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    investors.com ^ | 9/29/2014 | Editorial
    The Islamic State has issued a global call to lone wolves. One could be standing behind you on the bus, walking next you at the mall or sitting in the next cubicle. In the age of the Islamic State and solo terrorism, gun-free zones are simply an invitation for a terrorist attack. In Moore, Okla., the life-saving value of the Second Amendment was proved once again. It may be our secret weapon in the ongoing war against terrorism.
  • A rare Second Amendment exemption from federal ban on felons possessing guns

    09/29/2014 5:59:16 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 13 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | September 27, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    In D.C. v. Heller, the Supreme Court stated that (emphasis added, citations omitted, as usual), Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited. From Blackstone through the 19th-century cases, commentators and courts routinely explained that the right was not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose. For example, the majority of the 19th-century courts to consider the question held that prohibitions on carrying concealed weapons were lawful under the Second Amendment or state analogues. Although we do not undertake an exhaustive historical analysis today of...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, September 28th, 2014.

    09/28/2014 5:03:40 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 80 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, September 28th, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • Ferguson, Missouri, Police Officer Shot Saturday Evening

    09/28/2014 5:48:13 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 40 replies
    NBC News ^ | Sep 28, 2014 | Tom Winter
    Ferguson, Missouri, Police Officer Shot Saturday Evening By Tom Winter A Ferguson police officer was shot Saturday night in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen sparked days of protests, according to officials. The officer was shot close to the area impacted by protests last month over the shooting of Michael Brown, a senior local police source with official knowledge of the situation told NBC News. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said he did not think the officer's shooting was related to two separate protests about Michael Brown's shooting that were...
  • Sheriffs Who Are Protecting Liberty

    09/27/2014 11:09:48 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 19 replies
    Gun Owners of America/gunowners.org ^ | September 24, 2014 | Larry Pratt
    An increasing number of county sheriffs are rising to resist federal overreach in their counties. About 100 of them met in mid-September at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The gathering was organized by the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association -- a group that was formed by former Sheriff Richard Mack. Sheriff Mike Lewis of Wycomico County, Maryland was one of the sheriffs in attendance. He got national attention recently for saying that the feds better not try grabbing guns in his county. Sheriff Rogers is a GOA Life Member who interposed himself between the Food and Drug...
  • DC Police Dept 'Loses' Gun Owners’ Fingerprints, Forces Them to Pay Fee to Re-Register

    09/27/2014 10:26:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    The District of Columbia is the only jurisdiction in America in which gun owners have to re-register their guns with the government every three years. The mandate was enforced at the beginning of this year. Now, the Metropolitan Police Department has been sending notices to residents with registered firearms to come down to their headquarters to be fingerprinted. The only problem is, most people are resisting the demand. Fox 5’s Emily Miller, a proud gun owner herself, led an investigation into why these law-abiding gun owners were being dragged back to the police station. They were already fingerprinted when they first...
  • Californian woman Melora Rivera caught on camera hiding on roof from intruder

    09/26/2014 7:09:03 PM PDT · by bkopto · 55 replies
    WAToday ^ | 9/26/2014 | Amy McNeilage
    Chilling images have been captured of a woman hiding on her roof, cowering with fear, unable to see a masked intruder approaching her from behind. The Californian woman climbed out of her second-storey bedroom window early in the morning on Wednesday to hide from a man who broke into her home in Venice Beach, near Los Angeles. "Once I saw him in the house, I knew that we both couldn't be there," Melora Rivera told CBS news. "I knew that I didn't want to have a confrontation with him of any sort, you know, not knowing what his intention was."...
  • Police: Beheading Suspect Tried to Convert Coworkers to Islam (Religion on Peace Alert)

    09/26/2014 9:03:29 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 51 replies
    nbc ^ | 9/26/2014 | staff
    A fired Oklahoma food processing plant employee who proselytized for Islam beheaded one co-worker and seriously injured another before the owner of the plant shot him, police said Friday. Moments after Alton Nolen, 30, was let go from Vaughan Foods in Moore, he drove to another part of the facility and walked into a front office where he attacked 54-year-old Colleen Hufford, police said. He used a “standard” knife — similar to the ones found at the facility — to allegedly behead Hufford. Then, he used the same knife to repeatedly stab Tracy Johnson, 43, who suffered numerous wounds and...
  • How Gun Control Made England The 'Most Violent Country In Europe'

    09/24/2014 7:34:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Sep 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Gun control in Britain passed in stages, beginning just after World War I and continuing in a reactionary fashion with increasing strictness through the 1990s. When the final stage arrived in 1997, and virtually all handguns were banned via the Firearms Act, the promise was a reduction in crime and greater safety for the British people. But the result was the emergence of Britain as the "most violent country in Europe." Britain began placing restrictions on gun ownership after World War I with the Firearms Act of 1920. .... The Firearms Act of 1920 did not ban guns. Rather, it...
  • Hicken-Weasel: Why Colorado's Gutless Gov Is in Trouble

    09/23/2014 2:55:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 24, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    D.C. journalists called the latest Quinnipiac University poll results in Colorado's tight gubernatorial race a "shocker." But it's a surprise only if you've been hopelessly trapped in a Beltway echo chamber. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper is down 10 points against former GOP Rep. Bob Beauprez among all likely voters. The Q poll also shows him behind Beauprez by 13 points among independents. A survey conducted last week by Suffolk University for USA Today shows the beleaguered incumbent in a statistical dead heat with Beauprez. Any way you slice it, Hickenlooper has lost the trust and confidence of voters of all...
  • Federal Court Invalidates Law That Bars Aliens From Acquiring Firearms (Shortened Title)

    09/20/2014 3:00:35 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 5 replies
    Josh Blackman's Blog ^ | September 18, 2014 | Josh Blackman
    Under Hawaii law, a lawfully admitted permanent resident was not permitted to apply for a firearm permit because he was not yet a citizen. A federal district court invalidated this practice, finding an unlawful classification based on alienage under the Equal Protection Clause and the Second Amendment. The undisputed facts establish that Fotoudis, as a lawful permanent resident alien of the United States (and resident of Hawaii), was denied the opportunity to apply for a permit to acquire firearms solely because of his alienage.3 This classification violates the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution. HRS § 134-2(d) is thus...
  • What Happened to Colorado and Why

    09/19/2014 3:47:58 PM PDT · by Oakleaf · 19 replies
    Tactical Gun Review ^ | September 2, 2014 | Jim Shults
    Folks across the Nation have been asking us what happened to Colorado regarding a rash of new highly- restrictive firearm laws and with the promise of legislators of more to come in 2014. Here is how it really happened. Sniveling first: This white paper comes from firsthand knowledge. We know personally, have met with and gathered facts with, from, and about many of the players in this mess. We have lived in Colorado for decades and have been directly involved in fighting against previous and recent anti-Second Amendment actions by our newly elected democrat majority Colorado State Legislature and governor....
  • Gun rights advocate demonstrates outside Metro school

    09/19/2014 11:35:56 AM PDT · by kwikrnu · 11 replies
    WSMV Channel 4 news ^ | 9-19-2014 | jennifer johnson
    Leonard Embody is no stranger to police. MORE Click to read more headlines from Davidson County.More >> He's been arrested or detained numerous times for walking around town with guns. His charges were all eventually dismissed, which may explain why he wasn't arrested on Wednesday as he paraded up and down the sidewalk in front of Hillsboro High School. Witnesses say Embody was pacing Hillsboro Road, dressed much like a soldier, and it had a lot of people nervous. So nervous that 911 dispatchers had their hands full.
  • Washington DC Maintains Its Prohibition on the Second Amendment

    09/19/2014 1:19:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Washington DC has been ordered to allow concealed handguns… But, c’mon, let’s not get carried away. I mean, why on Earth would we rush to allow such American freedoms in America’s capitol, right? Following in the footsteps of liberal enclaves like Boston, New York, and the People’s Republic of California, Washington DC is paying lip service to the Second Amendment by crafting a “May Issue” concealed carry rule.Essentially, the rule amounts to an arbitrary case-by-case determination of concealed carry applications, where applicants will be asked to provide a “legitimate” reason for carrying a gun. According to WJLA:The District is seeking to...