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  • Video: STAR WARS Stormtrooper VS. Fort Worth Police Officer !

    12/03/2016 7:30:54 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    U-Tube ^ | Dec 2, 2016
    STAR WARS Stormtrooper VS. Fort Worth Police Officer !
  • Sorry, New York Times, But ‘Smart Guns’ Are A Dumb Idea

    11/30/2016 4:22:05 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/30/16 | Daniel Payne
    The New York Times has a problem with guns. The problem is both personal and professional, namely: the fellows who run the Times do not know all that much about guns, and they do not care to take any steps to learn about them. The problem manifests itself heterogeneously: they cannot seem to get guns right no matter how they approach them. They do not understand concealed carry laws. They do not understand gun statistics. They do not understand assault weapons bans. They do not understand the rules of NRA conventions. They do not understand Australia’s gun control laws. They...
  • Police: Victim shoots, critically wounds carjacker (ABQ NM)

    11/29/2016 11:44:22 AM PST · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 12:14pm | Nicole Perez
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A suspect who police say tried to carjack a man with two accomplices Monday night was in the hospital in critical but stable condition Tuesday after the driver of the car shot him. The driver acted in self defense and is not facing charges, according to Albuquerque police spokesman Fred Duran. Officers were called to the shooting, which was outside an apartment complex on the 3900 block of Montgomery NE near Montgomery and Carlisle, around 6:30 p.m. They learned that three men had tried to to carjack a couple in a parking lot. “The driver fired his...
  • Progressives Demand Gun Control After Knife Attack At Ohio State University

    11/29/2016 7:37:00 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 28, 2016 | Bre Payton
    Progressives used a brutal knife attack at Ohio State University (OSU) on Monday as an excuse to demand more gun control, even after authorities declared that they had no evidence the attacker even used a gun during his rampage. The attacker reportedly struck pedestrians with his vehicle and proceeded to stab several others, harming at least nine individuals, one of whom is in critical condition. Despite OSU’s initial tweets stating there was an active shooter on campus, authorities later said there was no evidence that the attacker used a gun during his attack. The victims are being treated for stab...
  • Caetano Used to Challenge another Stun Gun Ban

    11/28/2016 7:00:58 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On 21 March of 2016, the Supreme Court issued a remarkable and, apparently to the Court, non-controversial decision.  In the Caetano PER CURIAM decision (pdf), the Court held that: The Court has held that “the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding,” District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U. S. 570, 582 (2008), and that this “Second Amendment right is fully applicable to the States,” McDonald v.Chicago, 561 U. S. 742, 750 (2010). While the decision, which was unanimous, has far...
  • Chicago Tribune: Obama has been Pro Second Amendment!

    11/24/2016 4:59:30 PM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Steve Chapman is a writer for the Chicago Tribune. He has often written about gun legislation. He stands out at the Tribune as a voice that recognizes reality more often then most.  His writing and viewpoints have been a reasonable voice crying in the wilderness of Chicago. Unfortunately, he lives in the fantasy bubble of current Progressivism. It is evident in his recent column excoriating the NRA.  He buys into the leftist propaganda without introspection or examination of facts. It is an opinion column, but opinions should have a basis in reality. From chicagotribune.com: As a gun owner, recreational...
  • John Lott addresses the Mexican Legislature on Gun Law

    11/24/2016 5:38:01 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from eluniversal.com.mx On Wednesday, 16 November, 2016, John Lott testified before the Mexican legislature about the benefits of an armed population. He was invited by Senator Jorge Luis Preciado.  A reform of the Mexican gun control laws is getting a serious consideration.  On October 6, Senator Preciado published a policy recommendation to emulate the U.S. Second Amendment. This would not be simple legislation, but a change in the Mexican constitution. From John Lott: The last few days have been very exciting with me testifying before the Mexican Senate and House Constitution Committees as they consider changing the Mexican...
  • "Universal Background Checks" may Increase Firearms Suicide

    11/23/2016 4:58:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    While firearm studies by medical journals have been notoriously anti-Second Amendment, this interesting bit comes from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore. Michael Bloomberg gave the school 300 million dollars specifically to target "gun violence" and other issues.  Bloomberg's fanatical advocacy of political gun control has tainted "research" that comes from the school.  When the researchers found that gun control laws could have unintended consequences, they did not advocate for repeal of those laws. From foxnews.com: The research team looked at what happens when people want to temporarily remove firearms from their home because they fear...
  • Trump’s Victory Will Mean Five Major Changes In The Gun Industry

    11/21/2016 12:38:31 AM PST · by RC one · 59 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | November 14, 2016 | Bob Owens
    Last week’s 2016 Presidential election saw bombastic Republican populist businessman Donald Trump pull out a stunning victory over one of the most self-evidently corrupt candidates to ever run for the office, influence-peddling Democrat Hillary Clinton.The immediate reaction of most gun owners and the gun industry ranged the spectrum from relief to joy. After all, Hillary Clinton was the most radically anti-gun candidate to ever run for the Presidency, and she had made clear that bankrupting the gun industry be finding a way to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) was a key focus of her administration.Now...
  • Eleventh Hour Changes to Federal Firearm Form

    11/19/2016 5:44:24 AM PST · by jimbug · 56 replies
    National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action ^ | November 18,2016 | National Rifle Association
    In what will hopefully be one of the final acts of the Obama Administration on firearms, the ATF on Monday announced that its proposed changes to the Form 4473 would go into effect on January 16, 2017, just four days before the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump. Form 4473 is the federally mandated form that must be filled out by any person who acquires a firearm from a licensed dealer.... Another notable change to the form is the inclusion of a bolded warning to potential transferees from ATF. The warning provides that “the use or possession of marijuana remains unlawful...
  • Self-Preservation Through Article V

    11/18/2016 2:41:01 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | November 18th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    In this post, I draw a parallel between the Second Amendment and Article V. The Second Amendment grants nothing. It is through Natural Law, the Law of Reason, and not by a Constitution or statute that we are entitled to defend ourselves. Not only do each of us have a natural interest in self-preservation, but because we are all God’s work, meaning His property, we have a clear and positive duty to preserve His creation. To facilitate individual self-preservation, God made man naturally social. John Locke wrote, “God having made man such a creature, that, in His own judgement, it...
  • President Trump's Commitment to Constitutional Government

    11/16/2016 3:26:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    President Trump lost no time in starting his administration.  He put up a website, greatagain.gov, that outlines his priorities, advertises for political appointees of the highest caliber, and states his positions.  He devotes a policy section to Constitutional Rights.  In it, he goes much further than recent residents of the White House.  His choice of words is telling.  From greatagain.gov: Donald Trump understands the solemn duty that comes from the Oath of Office – swearing to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." He embraces the fact that the reason the Founders of this nation decided...
  • Following Election, NRA Goes On 'Offense'; Here's What It Could Aim To Do

    11/16/2016 1:08:09 AM PST · by RC one · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | November 15, 20167:44 PM | NATHAN ROTT
    "Our time is now." That's the message from Wayne LaPierre, the head of the National Rifle Association, to his group's members and gun owners across America, following last week's election.With a Republican-held Congress and Donald Trump headed to the White House — helped, in no small part, by the support of the NRA — big changes could be coming to the nation's gun laws.At an NRA-sponsored event Monday, in the desert north of Phoenix, more than 1,000 gun owners and enthusiasts gathered for a so-called 1000 Man Shoot. Men and women from 16 states lined up shoulder to shoulder to...
  • Three Quick Things Second Amendment Supporters Should Expect from a Trump Administration

    11/15/2016 9:49:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Donald Trump made a number of promises when he was campaigning to be the President of the United States.  Many of them can be  achieved fairly quickly. Some will be fought, tooth and nail by "Progressive" dominated states.  Here are three that can be done quickly and should be insisted upon. First:  Appoint Antonin Scalia literalists to the Supreme Court.  This was the cornerstone of President Trump's support for the Second Amendment.  Trump should push for this fast and hard.  He should be held to this promise on any future court appointees.  From donaldtrump.com: Appoint justices to the United...
  • Maine Background Check Proposition, Question 3, (Gun Registration) Defeated

    11/15/2016 4:34:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    ammoland ^ | 9 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the many bright spots in the 2016 elections for supporters of the Second Amendment was the defeat of Question 3 in Maine.  The question was portrayed as relatively straightforward.  From ballotpedia: Do you want to require background checks prior to the sale or transfer of firearms between individuals not licensed as firearms dealers, with failure to do so punishable by law, and with some exceptions for family members, hunting, self-defense, lawful competitions, and shooting range activity?[8] Question 3 was more complicated in reality.  It was three full pages long. You may read the entire proposition in a...
  • What the 2016 election could mean for your gun rights

    11/11/2016 3:37:40 PM PST · by PROCON · 41 replies
    guns.com ^ | Nov. 10, 2016 | Greg Camp
    President Obama told the country that elections have consequences, and 2016 will emphasize this point. Donald Trump will be the next president, and Republicans will retain control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, albeit with a slimmer margin. More than that, the GOP controls thirty-one governorships, with two more likely, and the party has made gains in state legislatures. If that latter fact lasts past 2020, Republicans will redraw the district maps after the census, potentially solidifying control of the U.S. House. And if they can get their act together, they also stand in good chance...
  • The NRA Placed Big Bets on the 2016 Election, and Won Almost All of Them

    11/10/2016 4:19:23 PM PST · by RC one · 21 replies
    the Trace ^ | ·November 9, 2016 | Mike Spies for The Trace and Ashley Balcerzak of OpenSecrets.org
    Election results mark a continuation of the group's impressive success rate when making large investments on candidates.The National Rifle Association took a historic gamble in 2016, and it paid off in a huge way.The gun rights group placed multimillion-dollar bets on Donald Trump and six Republican Senate candidates locked in highly competitive races. It poured $50.2 million, or 96 percent of its total outside spending, into these races, and lost only one — an open seat in Nevada, vacated by the Democratic Minority Leader, Harry Reid. That race cost the NRA roughly $2.5 millionThe NRA’s big night came as a...
  • GOP’s Senate Victory Sets Stage for Trump High Court, Agenda

    11/09/2016 7:34:32 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov 9, 2016
    President-elect will have chance to fill Scalia’s vacancy; as nominee, he said Second Amendment was ‘under siege’ Mark H. Anderson Updated Nov. 9, 2016 WASHINGTON—Republicans took a big gamble on the Supreme Court earlier this year when they shut down President Barack Obama’s effort to fill a vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February. Now, it appears that extraordinary bet may pay off. President-elect Donald Trump will likely get the chance to fill the seat, putting up a nominee after he is inaugurated in January before a Senate that Republicans will control next year. One hurdle...
  • Top Clinton and Kaine Statements on the Second Amendment

    11/09/2016 1:02:56 AM PST · by RC one · 7 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | November 8, 2016 | Erika Haas
    Kaine tweeted that he’s “proud” of infringing on your Second Amendment rights. .@timkaine: Perennially “F” rated by the #NRA during his tenure at both the state and federal levels… https://t.co/JNIkoyUvxS #VPDebate — NRA (@NRA) October 5, 2016 And proud of it. https://t.co/eTkYtcuAw4 — Senator Tim Kaine (@timkaine) October 5, 2016 Clinton claimed to know better than the Supreme Court when it came to the Second Amendment. During a private fundraising event last year, Clinton said, “The Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment. And I am going to make that case every chance I get.” Clinton was referencing the...
  • Guam Shall Issue: Popular, Safe, and Expanded

    11/08/2016 6:01:04 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2014, Guam passed a shall issue concealed carry bill to reform the existing "may issue" law.  The chief proponent of the bill was Senator Anthony Ada. Senator Ada said that one of the reasons he pushed for the passage of the reform was the Peruta case in the Ninth Circuit.  Guam falls under the jurisdiction of the Ninth Circuit. In 2014, concealed carry license rose from about 100 to 700.  In 2015, 800 more licenses were added.  While not precise, firearms registrations indicate that about ten percent of the population are firearms owners. From guampdn.com: Almost 600 concealed...
  • What Should We Do About Guns? (video - Prager University)

    11/07/2016 9:50:09 AM PST · by servo1969 · 38 replies
    PragerU.com ^ | 11-7-2016 | NICHOLAS JOHNSON
    The next time you hear a politician call for “common sense gun control,” listen for the details. You are likely to be treated to a torrent of platitudes about assault weapons, gun show sales and other half-measures. These sorts of proposals are rooted in a theory of gun control that has been around since the 1960s. The basic idea is that fewer guns equal less gun crime. But for this theory to have even a chance of working, drastic reductions in the supply of guns will be necessary. Everything else amounts to security theatre. The late Senator Howard Metzenbaum, a...
  • Venezuela Needs a Second Amendment - too late!

    11/06/2016 5:38:08 PM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Sometimes, even the old media can see the obvious.  This picture is from a recent article in the Atlantic. From theatlantic.com: The headline and subtext from the article using the picture above is this: How Much Longer Can Venezuela Go on Like This? Large numbers of citizens want to oust President Nicolas Maduro. But he commands the loyalty of many men with guns. The fact the Venezuela has become another socialist distopian nightmare is obvious to any who care to look. Even a far-left writer from the Washington post can see it. It is hilarious how he admits that...
  • WI: Gun Owners for Trump Rear Window Art

    11/06/2016 4:08:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A correspondent noticed this Gun Owners for Trump art on the back window of the Jeep in front of him.  It occurred this morning about 7:55 a.m. in Northern Wisconisn (Ladysmith) in a gun free school zone.  He later found that he knew the woman who owned the vehicle and sign.  She is an ardent Second Amendment defender who is passionate about self defense. There are large areas of the country that are dominated by people in the gun culture, just as there are large areas of the Eastern Seaboard and West Coast cities dominated by anti-Second Amendment politicians....
  • Support for "Assault Rifles" Ban at all time Low Gallup

    11/05/2016 8:40:22 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Gallop released results of a poll taken on the 5-9 of October, 2016.  The last time they had asked the question was in 2012.   Support for a ban is the lowest it has ever been, since the question was first asked. I am not surprised at the drop.  It indicates that the population is becoming more educated about crime and "assault rifles".  Gallup notes that the drop in support for an "assault rifle" ban correlates with a general decline in trust in the government. Historically, people who own guns have been far, far less in favor of placing more infringements...
  • Trump’s secret, armed, army

    11/04/2016 4:00:16 AM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 3, 2016 | Tom Gresham
    Swing states Florida, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida have high rates of gun ownership. They have hundreds of thousands, or in the case of Florida, more than a million, people with carry permits. . . . Emails and vulgar language pale in significance to the prospect of keeping one’s family safe. These are the millions of voters who may well have been ignored by pollsters who haven’t seen the wave of “guntry clubs” being built, the families shooting together, the women taking advanced classes in personal protection and gun fighting. These are the men and women of Donald Trump’s...
  • Atlantic Magazine Accidentally Reveals Importance of Second Amendment

    10/30/2016 2:18:27 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 30, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    I'm sure it wasn't the intention of the liberal Atlantic magazine but they published an article that provided an excellent reason for why the Second Amendment is so important. The article itself was about the turmoil in Venezuela. However, the story revealed the reason why the highly dissatisfied citizenry of that troubled nation are unable to remove their highly unpopular government: they lack ownership of guns and it is the government and their goons that have them. The article was authored by associate editor Siddhartha Mahanta and the subtitle reveals the bottom line of why the folks in Venezuela are...
  • Clinton’s platform goes against gun rights

    10/25/2016 1:53:27 AM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Oct. 24, 2016 | Ben Wolfgang -
    Hillary Clinton repeatedly has said she’s not here “to take your guns away,” but her campaign platform would go a long way toward stopping Americans from being able to buy some of the most popular firearms on the market. The former first lady is walking a fine line on guns as she tries to peel away independents and some Republicans from Donald Trump while also painting herself as a gun control champion. On the campaign trail Mrs. Clinton frequently calls for new gun safety measures as she reassures law-abiding Americans their firearms won’t be targeted under her would-be administration. On...
  • Hillary's Anti-gun Stance Becomes Clearer Thanks to WikiLeaks

    10/24/2016 9:33:17 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 24 October 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    The tens of thousands of e-mails released by WikiLeaks over the last month have removed all doubts, if any still existed, that Hillary Clinton and her campaign will go to any lengths to erase the Second Amendment's protection of the right of individual citizens to keep and bear firearms. That includes, but is not limited to, using executive orders to undermine the Second Amendment. One e-mail in particular showed how closely Clinton’s campaign staff works with a compliant media and what Clinton intends to do if she is elected president. Wrote a Clinon staffer in the e-mail: Circling back around...
  • Wikileaks: Hillary Clinton Had Gun Control Supporters Planted In Town Hall Audience

    10/24/2016 2:20:15 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies
    One of the emails contained in the Wikileaks’ Podesta email release shows that Hillary Clinton had gun control supporters planted in a town hall audience in Manchester, New Hampshire. The town hall occurred on October 5, 2015; just four days after a man opened fire on Umpqua Community College campus in Oregon. In the email thread, dated October 4, 2015, a “speech draft” was passed around “on behalf of Megan Rooney.” The email contained “talking points” for Clinton to use to discuss guns in Manchester.
  • There Are No “Reasonable Restrictions” on the Second Amendment, Hillary Clinton!

    10/23/2016 9:42:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/23/16 | Greg Penglis
    I guarantee you Hillary Clinton will continue Obama's legacy All rights come from God. We are born with them. They are unalienable, which means no power on Earth can take them away. They stay with us for life. All rights are individual, and they are absolute within the context of the right. If rights are not absolute, then they aren’t a right at all. If one aspect of a right can be shed, then so can the whole right. If a right can be “interpreted,” then it can be interpreted out of existence. One right that is universal and a...
  • Hot Springs AR: County Officials Restore Carry rights for County Workers

    10/22/2016 12:26:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Garland County Courthouse, Arkansas Garland County, Arkansas, has restored the right to bear arms to County employees. Political subdivisions across the country are restoring the rights of their workers to defend themselves with effective tools.  As the right to keep and bear arms has been incrementally restored across the nation, city, county and state employees are having restrictions on their rights removed.  From nwaonline.com: The Garland County Quorum Court voted Monday night to allow county employees with concealed-carry permits to take firearms to work. Justices of the peace defeated repeated motions to give the plan more consideration before voting...
  • Attorney General Investigation of City of Tucson for Illegal Destruction of Firearms

    10/22/2016 5:32:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from kgun9.com The Tucson City Council has become a notorious scofflaw for ignoring state law that involves firearms. Arizona has a state preemption law, to prevent a confusing patchwork of local laws, which could easily entrap innocent people who exercise their Second Amendment rights.  The Tucson City Council has ignored the law. Arizona also requires that valuable firearms that come into the possession of the police must be sold to federal firearms dealers, so that the value will be used for the public good.  Tucson has been accused of destroying these valuable items, presumably to make some sort...
  • Trump and Clinton clash on Second Amendment

    10/19/2016 10:16:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 19, 2016 | Robert Barnes
    One of the first clashes of the debate came over the Supreme Court’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, the case that said the Second Amendment protected an individual’s right to own a firearm for self-protection. Donald Trump said Hillary Clinton was “extremely upset, extremely angry” about the decision, which struck down Washington’s restrictive gun law making it almost impossible for residents to possess handguns. The Supreme Court justices that Clinton would appoint would turn the Second Amendment into a “very, very small replica of what it is now.”
  • The Smallest Pistol Seecamp 32 ACP (Video only)

    10/19/2016 11:38:56 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 10-18-2016 | sootch00
    Fun Gun Reviews Presents: The Seecamp 32 ACP Pistol is the Smallest current production semi-auto handgun being made. They are known for their quality and reliability. This is a perfect choice for deep cover conceal-ability or as a back up. Another installment in the Mouse Gun Series.
  • Mexico Looking at Second Amendment?

    10/19/2016 7:46:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Mexico had a flourishing, legal, gun culture until 1972, when the Mexican government made private, legal, ownership of guns extremely difficult and expensive.  The change in law was meant to disarm the political opposition and keep the existing power structure in place.  The power structure has remained in place, but it has not flourished.  Much of Mexico is contested ground, with narco-cartels that are not aligned with the Mexican government in armed conflict with the Government and its cartel allies.  Private citizens are caught in the crossfire, abused by both sides, and denied the legal ability to arm themselves....
  • ‘Pre-Hillary Sale’: Las Vegas gun store’s ad warns prices will ‘skyrocket’ if Clinton wins

    10/17/2016 6:01:50 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    In an advertisement over the weekend in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Westside Armory said it was holding a “Pre-Hillary Sale” on tactical rifles, warning of a price surge if the Democratic nominee wins the presidential election next month. “Don’t wait!” the advertisement reads. “Prices will skyrocket after Crooked Hillary gets in.” The words appear alongside a picture of a Smith & Wesson M&P Sport II, a semiautomatic tactical rifle that Westside Armory advertises for $700. The Smith & Wesson website says the rifle is used for hunting, recreational shooting and “home protection.” The ad was tweeted out Sunday by Jon...
  • Hillary Clinton's Supreme Court

    10/15/2016 7:59:02 AM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 5 replies
    NRA on www.youtube.com ^ | 10/14/2016 | NRA
    If you know any never Trumper, but love their gun rights, please make sure they see this.
  • AzCDL Annual Meeting, 2016 Phoenix, Full House

    10/15/2016 5:19:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    I attended the Arizona Citizens Defense League annual meeting in Phoenix on Saturday, 8 October, 2016.  It was a 170 mile drive, one way, from Yuma. Usually I take a friend, but I was slow this year, and the meeting and annual dinner was sold out before I invited anyone. You can see the crush crowd outside the meeting hall, registering to get in. The majority, about 80%, were openly carrying. AzCDL is one of the most successful state groups that have organized to restore the right to keep and bear arms.  The group was founded by Fred Dahnke...
  • Trump: The Official NRA Q&A

    10/13/2016 8:06:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 29 September, 2016 | Chris W. Cox
    More This feature appears in the October ‘16 issue of NRA America’s 1st Freedom, one of the official journals of the National Rifle Association.  View Related ArticlesThis year’s race for the White House is like no other in our history. Hillary Clinton has made it clear that, if elected, she will come after our firearm freedoms on her very first day in office. So it’s no exaggeration to say that the Second Amendment is on the ballot this November. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, to discuss our right to keep and...
  • Hillary & Guns: link list [aw!m vanity]

    10/12/2016 2:30:25 PM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh quoted polling today that the right to bare arms is high priority during this election -- 39% think it's their top concern [if I'm not mistaken]. If you have related info about Hillary v Trump reg. 2nd Amendment, please add. In followup posts I'll be referring to and linking some shockers for anyone who cares about gun rights.
  • Ammon Bundy: Guns allowed Oregon....express First Amendment rights (OREGON STANDOFF TRIAL)

    10/10/2016 5:30:33 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 10/6/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    After Ammon Bundy spent three days testifying about why he occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, a prosecutor Thursday afternoon fired rapid questions at him during a cross-examination that lasted just under 15 minutes...... (Assistant US Attorney Ethan) Knight said guns were brought to "keep the federal government away," right? "No," Bundy responded. Yet Knight reminded him of his testimony that if the occupiers hadn't brought firearms to the refuge, they likely have hauled off in zip ties and handcuffs in a paddy wagon. "So the presence of guns prolonged your presence?" Knight asked. It protected us from being detained,"...
  • Presidential Debate: Trump Says He Will Use SCOTUS to Save 2nd Amendment (trunc)

    10/10/2016 1:30:55 AM PDT · by RC one · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Oct 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    FULL TITLE: Presidential Debate: Trump Says He Will Use SCOTUS to Save 2nd Amendment from ‘People Like Hillary Clinton’ During the October 9 presidential debate Donald Trump said he will nominate Supreme Court justices in the mold of the late Antonin Scalia in order to save the Second Amendment from “people like Hillary Clinton.”Trump said: I am looking to appoint judges very much in the mold of Justice Scalia. …People that will respect the constitution of the United States. And I think that this is so important–also, the Second Amendment which is totally under siege by people like Hillary Clinton....
  • URGENT – Leak Exposes Hillary’s Plot to Confiscate Americans’ Guns, This is TREASON!

    10/09/2016 8:09:51 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 58 replies
    Ending the Fed ^ | October 9, 2016
    The long awaited October surprise Wikileaks dump finally took place at 6pm Friday. The dump included hundreds of emails between Clinton campaign higher-ups and texts of Hillary Clinton’s speeches to Wall Street big-money financial institutions, the same ones she rails against on the campaign trail. One email string that should concern every Second Amendment supporter in the country emerged from the document dump. As reported by Breitbart.com, one email generated by Clinton campaign press secretary Brian Fallon confirmed that, if elected, Hillary Clinton would use Executive Orders to go far beyond what President Obama has done to neuter the Second...
  • Federal Court Strikes Down $1000 Pistol Tax, Registration, Carry Ban, Assault Weapon Ban,

    10/08/2016 4:50:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Paul Murphy, a U.S. Army veteran, and resident of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) was denied his right to keep and bear arms in the CNMI since he arrived in 2007.  He followed every administrative remedy that he could.  He was denied at every turn.  He attempted to hire an attorney.  No attorney would take his case.  He filed suit in the federal district court, pro se (as his own counsel).  He (mostly) prevailed. The Northern Mariana Islands District Court, in Murphy v. CNMI Government ruled for Paul Murphy, in summary judgment. From justia.com: Plaintiff Paul...
  • Wikileaks Release: Hillary Clinton Press Sec Says Gun Control to Be Implemented by Executive

    10/07/2016 7:48:58 PM PDT · by pissant · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/7/16 | AWR Hawkins
    The batch of emails released by Wikileaks on October 7 includes one in which Hillary Clinton press secretary Brian Fallon explained that Clinton “would support…closing the gun show loophole by executive order.” Fallon also highlighted Clinton’s support of universal background checks–which have already failed in California, Colorado, Washington state, and Paris–and her support for a scenario wherein victims of crime would be able to sue gun manufacturers. In the email, dated October 4, 2015, Fallon mentions that Today had made clear they were going to ask Clinton about guns. At that time she was still locked in a tougher stance...
  • Noah Feldman Defends First Amendment Support for Second Amendment

    10/07/2016 6:01:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Noah Feldman is a Harvard law professor and a prolific author. On 17 May, 2016, Noah Feldman somewhat grudgingly, but honestly, explained why Second Amendment supporters keep winning in the courts.  I wrote about it a few days later: In the Post and Courier article, Feldman is having an difficult time explaining why the Second Amendment should *not* be a fundamental right.  From the postandcourier.com:   With that, the court embraced the old slogan that if you outlaw gun ownership, only criminals will have guns. The court then held that the regulation wasn’t narrowly tailored because the city would...
  • New Missouri Gun Law Rationalizes Liberty

    10/07/2016 5:55:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2016 | Colin McNickle
    Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. Or attempt to legislate away constitutional rights. Missouri has become at least the 11th state -- and the fourth this year -- to approve a “constitutional carry” law. That means no permit is required to openly carry or carry a concealed firearm in the Show Me State. The law goes into effect Jan. 1. Three cheers and all that? Perhaps, to some. But whether the law actually was needed is debatable. And some of its provisions are, frankly, anathema to liberty. After all, the Missouri Constitution stipulates:...
  • Tim Kaine’s ignorant response to NRA ‘F’ rating lights up Twitter

    10/06/2016 9:42:37 PM PDT · by kevcol · 37 replies
    Twitter via Bizpac Review ^ | Twitter via October 6, 2016 | Scott Morefield
    In Tuesday night’s debate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine tried to describe himself as a “strong Second Amendment supporter” despite the fact that he has consistently been a stringent advocate of gun control during his years in public office. The NRA begs to differ:
  • Texas Store Employee uses AK-47 to stop 4 armed robbers

    10/06/2016 2:07:46 PM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 60 replies
    breitbart ^ | Oct 4, 2016 | Bob Price
    An employee of a jewelry store in Conroe, Texas, pulled an AK-47 from behind the counter to stop four would-be armed robbers. One of the armed robbers opened fire and multiple employees returned fire, killing the suspect. Jeffery Turner, Jr., owner of Jeff’s Jewelry Store in Conroe, told police that four men entered his store and demanded jewelry, purses and other items. At least one of the robbers displayed a firearm, according to Montgomery County Police Reporter’s Scott Engle. One of Turner’s employees responded by pulling an AK-47 semi-automatic rifle from behind the counter. The gunman fired at the store...
  • GUN STAMPS

    10/04/2016 6:30:15 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/04/16 | Greg Penglis
    Eligible Ballistic and Training EBT card If there is anything truly deplorable about conservatives, it is our deplorable lack of imagination, creativity, new ideas, resourcefulness, mental flexibility, and use of language. We could use a really strong injection of humor, and our own late night talk show host on TV as well. But all in due time. First, we have to work on our language skills. Second, we have to stop being stuck forever on defense. We let the Left write the words and terms we use, and that always defines the national debate in their favor. I’ve tried for...