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  • NRA Ignoring Immigration Threat To Gun Rights

    01/30/2015 8:44:09 AM PST · by HammerT · 43 replies
    Bluegrass Bruce ^ | January 28, 2015 | Bruce P
    Mitch McConnellÂ’s surrender on immigration reform last week could have major consequences for Second Amendment rights. Deportation amnesty is one of the biggest threats to gun rights because it will add millions of anti-gun voters to the electorate in one fell swoop. The vast majority of illegal aliens are Hispanics, and Hispanics are one of the most anti-gun demographics in the United States. According to the Pew Research Center, 62% of Hispanics prefer expanding gun control to percent gun rights, compared to 39% of white voters. Gun Owners of America estimates that amnesty could add more than 8 million anti-gun...
  • Venezuelan Army Can Shoot Protesters, Effective Immediately

    01/30/2015 5:49:48 AM PST · by StaffiT · 28 replies
    Emerging Equity ^ | January 30, 2015 | Sabrina Martín
    An internal ruling made by the Venezuelan Ministry of Defense, published on Tuesday, January 27, in state newsletter Gaceta Oficial, legalizes the use of lethal weapons by the national armed forces (FANB) against protesters. [snip] Under Venezuelan law, the Defense Ministry does not have the authority to override or ignore the Constitution and the norms contained therein. María Esperanza Hermida, coordinator for enforcement in Venezuelan NGO (Provea) argued that the measure violates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), as well as transferring competencies to the military which are the...
  • Question of the decade: When will Obama’s Impeachment be ‘on the table’?

    01/29/2015 8:54:22 AM PST · by HammerT · 82 replies
    Jan 29 2015 | N/A
    We’re all too familiar with the pattern by now: His exultancy, the maximum Dear leader Obama the second, ruler of all and master of no responsibility will decree some outrageous and illegal act. This will be followed by the surrender monkeys of the GOPe almost getting into fist fights in a mad dash to be first to solemnly announce that once again, Impeachment is ‘off the table’. And just as with any other rule breaking, the psychological science of operant conditioning applies. The result is an increase of a behavior that is rewarded and less for which is punished. Were...
  • DEA Planned to Track Cars Parked Near Gun Shows

    01/29/2015 7:53:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    Are you starting to forget just how creepy government agencies can be when they decide to spy on average (law abiding) citizens? Well, this should help refocus your distrust of big government. According to AP News:The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates near gun shows in the United States to investigate gun-trafficking, the agency's chief said Wednesday.Um, good… Also: “What the heck?”So the DEA was planning on tracking everyone that went to a gun show? Wow… Nothing like being innocent until proven guilty, right? It might be time to start borrowing...
  • Texas: Summary of Major Pro- & Anti-Gun Legislation Filed To Date in the Legislature

    01/26/2015 6:04:12 PM PST · by Windflier · 20 replies
    NRA-ILA.org ^ | 26 January 2015 | unattributed
    The Texas Legislature convened for its 2015 Regular Session on January 13. Dozens of pro-Second Amendment measures were either pre-filed or have been introduced in recent weeks, along with a handful of sweeping gun control bills. The filing deadline for legislation is not until March 13, and NRA-ILA anticipates that many more firearm- and hunting-related bills, both good and bad, will materialize between now and then. Contact information for state Senators can be found at www.senate.state.tx.us and for House members at www.house.state.tx.us. A list of Senate Committees was released late Friday and the House is still organizing itself, so the...
  • IL: 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to hear 'Assault Weapon' Ban Case

    01/26/2015 5:34:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The 7th Circuit federal court of appeals will hear a case against a local ban on some common rifles, handguns, shotguns, and magazines.  The city of Highland Park, notorious for its anti-second amendment laws, passed an ordinance that requires residents to turn in, modify or remove the banned items from the city.   Ordinance 136(pdf) deals with "Assault Weapons".  The ordinance includes very broad boilerplate language.   Some claim that the ordinance was lifted from the City of Chicago. The definitions are broad and cover most semi-automatic rifles, and a fair number of pistols and shotguns.   Highland Park has a...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, January 25th, 2015.

    01/25/2015 5:06:56 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 59 replies
    Gun Talk® Radio Network ^ | Sunday, January 25th, 2015. | 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. In its 20th year of national syndication, Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® radio show airs live on Sundays from 2PM-5PM Eastern, and runs on more than 186 stations every week. Listen live on a radio station near you, or via href="http://www.guntalk.com/site38.php">live Saturday afternoon streaming from one of the stations. All Gun Talk® shows, and the "After Show" can...
  • David Gregory and Why Law Is Only for the Little People

    01/24/2015 6:35:35 AM PST · by GulliverSwift · 9 replies
    I do not intend to reiterate here just how extraordinarily difficult it is to execute laws that aim to track pieces of unserialized metal. Nor, for that matter, will I attempt to lay out what any earnest attempt to do so would end up doing to privacy rights in the United States. Rather, I want to focus on the grossly unequal manner in which such rules will inevitably be enforced, and to examine also what this does to the notion of equal protection. From my perspective, the startling thing about the Gregory affair is not so much that the powers-that-be...
  • NY Sheriff to Constituents: Keep Your Handguns and Toss the Permit Applications

    01/22/2015 6:32:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Reason Magazine's Hit & Run Blog ^ | January 21, 2015 | J.D. Tuccille
    Mass defiance of the new permit process is another monkey wrench tossed in the works.A New York lawman is winning plaudits from gun owners over his stance on firearm regulation—he wants less of it. Fulton County Sheriff Thomas J. Lorey is already known as a supporter of the Second Amendment and a member of the Oath Keepers, an organization of military personnel and police officers who vow to refuse unconstitutional orders. Despite the Empire State's fame as a jurisdiction unfriendly to private gun ownership—or, really, any activity beyind the reach of government officials—Lorey isn't alone in his views. The New...
  • Cop Who Shot Off His Own Finger Points the Finger at Gun Shop

    01/21/2015 4:16:40 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 82 replies
    alloutdoor.com ^ | 1/14/2015 | Russ Chastain
    His careless gun handling resulted in unemployment, medical bills, and a lawsuit against someone else. A police officer walks into a gun shop, asks to see a 380 pistol, shoots off a portion of his anatomy with said pistol, becomes former cop, and then sues gun shop.Yeah, that’s right.The former officer is reportedly suing for negligence on the part of Barren Outdoors, the gun shop where the incident occurred.We all know that guns in display cases should be unloaded and safe. We also know that the gun shop employee should have checked the gun to be sure of that before...
  • Shopper tackles man with gun at Wal-Mart

    01/20/2015 4:33:56 PM PST · by lowbridge · 92 replies
    wtsp.com | january 20, 2015
    Link only: http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local/2015/01/20/shopper-tackles-man-with-gun-at-wal-mart/22067325/
  • [From August 14, 2014] Rambo Hates Guns: How Sylvester Stallone Became the Most Anti-Gun Celeb in Ho

    01/18/2015 10:03:27 PM PST · by RC one · 39 replies
    daily beast ^ | August 14, 2014 | Asawin Suebsaeng 
    This weekend, you can see Sly lay waste to hundreds of fools in The Expendables 3. But the man formerly known as John Rambo is, surprisingly, one of the NRA’s most reviled stars. On Friday, The Expendables 3 hits theaters. It’s the third installment in the star-studded, old-school, bullet-riddled action series spearheaded by Sylvester Stallone—of the Rambo franchise or, for the less-discerning filmgoer, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot. The latest Expendables flick was never destined to garner much love from film critics. “You need The Expendables 3 like you need a kick in the crotch,” wrote Variety’s Justin Chang....
  • Harrisburg sued under new Pennsylvania law targeting local gun-control measures

    01/18/2015 10:45:13 AM PST · by Q-ManRN · 6 replies
    The Star Tribune ^ | January 13, 2015 | MARC LEVY and MARK SCOLFORO
    Pennsylvania's capital is facing a lawsuit believed to be the first filed under a new state law designed to give gun owners and gun rights groups a better chance at dismantling illegal municipal firearms ordinances. Houston-based U.S. Law Shield and two members of its Pennsylvania chapter filed the lawsuit, asking the court to stop Harrisburg from enforcing various firearms ordinances. They include ordinances that ban possession of firearms in parks, allow the mayor to prohibit public possession of weapons in a declared state of emergency and require gun owners to report lost or stolen firearms to police. The 48-page complaint...
  • No More Guns for You, Liam

    01/18/2015 1:53:34 AM PST · by 4buttons · 27 replies
    Pajama Media/PJ Tattler ^ | January 17, 2015 - 7:54 am | Michael Walsh
    After Irish-born actor Liam Neeson shot off his mouth about Americans’ fondness for guns — you know, the things he uses in his hit action movies — the company that provided the weapons for the latest installment in the Taken series decided it had had enough: "PARA USA regrets its decision to provide firearms for use in the film “Taken 3″. While the film itself is entertaining, comments made by its Irish-born star during press junkets reflect a cultural and factual ignorance that undermines support of the Second Amendment and American liberties. We will no longer provide firearms for use...
  • Opponents of new gun law rally in Olympia, trade guns in House gallery

    01/15/2015 8:19:50 PM PST · by steve86 · 27 replies
    The Seattle PI ^ | 1/15/2015 | Joel Connelly
    OLYMPIA — Gun rights supporters rallied on steps of the Washington Capitol on Thursday, admitting they were caught off guard by Initiative 594 while vowing to change and repeal the voter-passed initiative on gun background checks. One legislator, Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, urged outright disobedience of the law, which requires criminal background checks for those purchasing firearms at gun shows and on-line. “We will not comply: We will ask our sheriffs and prosecutors not to comply as well,” said Shea. Shea was a visitor last year to the compound of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who has refused to pay...
  • Pizza delivery woman may lose job for shooting armed robber

    01/15/2015 1:06:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Out of Dekalb County, Georgia this week, a tense story with a happy ending may turn out to finish on a sour note after all. A woman working delivering pizzas for Papa John’s went out on a delivery run and instead of being met by a hungry customer with cash, found herself facing an armed robber. After forcing her from her vehicle and ordering her onto the ground, the suspect, Donquaz Devon Stevenson, was going to leave with her car and her money. At that point he learned that he probably should have checked things out a bit more...
  • VIDEO: The Second Amendment - LIBERAL EDITION!!

    01/13/2015 2:22:49 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 72 replies
    http://louderwithcrowder.com ^ | 1/13/15 | Steven Crowder
    Liberals have been attacking the 2nd amendment for years. THE CONTEXT HAS CHANGED! IT WAS FOR HUNTING! In this video, James Madison sits down to write exactly what they think it is that he wanted. This one's going to sting!
  • Question of the Day:How will Obama & the Democratic National Communist pty react to an attack here?

    01/08/2015 7:20:41 AM PST · by HammerT · 18 replies
    N/A | Jan 8 2015 | Vanity
    You know it’s going to happen sooner or later, so now is a good a time as ever to plan ahead for what we have to do:A. 1). Clamp down on innocent People’s freedom of expression. Because the DNC and the terrorists have a common enemy in the Christian right, so why not once AGAIN use a Serious crisis to suppress their common enemy with speech controls out of ‘sensitivity’ for the insane Islamists.2). Clamp down on innocent folks owning guns? Because the knee-jerk reaction of the DNC is to push their socialist national agenda, and once AGAIN work to...
  • Christie Administration Proposes More Gun Control For New Jersey

    01/07/2015 1:09:47 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 41 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 1/7/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s (R) administration is proposing more gun control in the form of “security requirements” for firearm retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers–and employees of the same–in the state. The proposals originated with the State Police and are the result of “several thefts and lapses in oversight…that led to at least one death” during the past 10 years.
  • Veteran’s Guns Confiscated After He Sought Treatment for Insomnia

    01/07/2015 9:59:25 AM PST · by Q-ManRN · 15 replies
    Gunssavelives.net ^ | January 5, 2015 | Dan Cannon
    Donald Montgomery is a Navy veteran and accomplished NYPD detective.Montgomery claims in a recently filed lawsuit that after several visits to the hospital and his primary car physician for symptoms of insomnia and stress following a move his firearms were confiscated under New York’s SAFE Act. In fact, several notes in Montgomery’s medical files specifically say that he is not experiencing suicidal or violent thoughts. Montgomery was ultimately diagnosed with insomnia and mild depression (possibly caused by the insomnia), but otherwise no mental health issues were ever mentioned. It’s unknown at what point Montgomery’s files were handed over to the...
  • Maryland Continues to Lead Anti-Second Amendment Jihad

    01/07/2015 9:30:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2015 | Bobb Barr
    In Dante’s Inferno, the gates of Hell are inscribed with the Latin phrase, “Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate.” Translated into English, the iconic phrase reads, “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.” Today, however, this phrase would be quite apt on all signs announcing the crossover into the state of Maryland, with one little tweak: “Abandon all hope, gun owners who enter here.” One year ago last week, Florida-resident John Filippidis and his family were traveling through Maryland when his vehicle was pulled over by a Maryland Transportation Authority police officer. Filippidis, a concealed carry permit holder in his home...
  • 12 DEAD IN PARIS MASSACRE: Islamic gunmen execute French police officer as he pleads for his life

    01/07/2015 6:32:18 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 119 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 7 January 2015 | Simon Tomlinson and Peter Allen and Jay Akbar and Chris Pleasance
    12 DEAD IN PARIS MASSACRE: Islamic gunmen execute French police officer as he pleads for his life after terror attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo at centre of Mohammed cartoon storm Masked gunmen storm Paris headquarters with AK-47s shouting 'Allahu akbar!' and 'the Prophet has been avenged' Stalked building asking for people's names before killing the editor and cartoonist during weekly editorial meeting Horrific footage shows a police officer begging for his life before being shot in the head at point-blank range Killers fled in stolen car across eastern Paris after a 'mass shoot-out' with police officers and remain on...
  • VA Offers ‘Free Gun Locks’ in Exchange for Owners’ Info, Addresses & # of Guns Owned

    01/07/2015 8:01:15 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 41 replies
    Ammoland ^ | Jan 6, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    VA Offers ‘Free Gun Locks’ in Exchange for Owners’ Info, Addresses & # of Guns Owned Posted on January 6, 2015 by Ammoland By AWR Hawkins Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)- A number of veterans say they’ve received a letter from the Veterans Administration (VA) offering them “free gun locks” if they fill out a form which asks for their address and the number of guns for which they need locks. The VA is offering up to four locks per veteran. The Washington Times acquired a copy of the letter and quoted it as saying the VA “[hopes] to reach all...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, January 4th, 2015.

    01/04/2015 5:04:17 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 29 replies
    Gun Talk® Radio Network ^ | Sunday, January 4th, 2015 | 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.
  • Moms Demand Action Founder: We Win by Bypassing Congress

    01/03/2015 8:48:13 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/03/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America founder Shannon Watts said that more gun control is needed and the path to securing it includes bypassing Congress. Watts suggested the pro-Second Amendment landslide in the midterm elections is not really a hindrance to her group’s goals. She also stated that just as no one gave up on immigration–even through it faced a tough road in Congress–no one should give up on gun control, either. Obama secured amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants by bypassing Congress and handling the issue on his own. According to Salon, Watts also drew parallels with...
  • Northern Mariana Islands Sued for Damages under 2nd and 14th Amendments

    01/02/2015 5:12:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A United States military veteran, of Northern Mariana decent, has filed a complaint in federal court, asking for damages because his second amendment rights have been denied.  The damages appear to be quite clear, as his guns were confiscated upon his arrival in the Islands in July of 2007, and the Department of Public Safety has refused release two rifles to him, even after the issue of a CNMI Firearms, Ammunition, Explosive's identification card in September of 2007.  From mvariety.com:  DPS withheld all firearms and ammunition until the issuance of a CNMI Firearms, Ammunition, Explosive’s identification card on Sept....
  • Detroit Gets One Right: On Crime, Cops, and Guns

    12/28/2014 7:49:07 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 22 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-28-2014 | MOTUS
    Good on you Detroit! Detroit — As 2014 enters its final week, the city is on pace to record its fewest homicides since 1967. The fewest homicides recorded since 1967 – the year of the infamous Detroit riots that began the long slow decline of a great American city. That is a major accomplishment. Only 298 this year, as opposed to the 281 recorded in 1967. This isn’t as impressive when compared on a per capita basis, as there are about a million (literally) fewer people living in Detroit now than there were in ‘67, butt still - not bad...
  • Holiday Humor about the Silliness (and Menace) of Gun Control

    12/24/2014 4:45:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 24, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    When I want to make serious points about why gun control is misguided, I’ll often cite the scholarly work of John Lott or the expert analysis of Larry Correia.There are also two pro-2nd Amendment columns (here and here) from self-confessed leftists that also make very persuasive reading.And let’s not forget the Constitution protects our right to keep and bear arms (at least for those who still think that document means anything).But I confess that I mostly like using satire and mockery when criticizing gun control. And I’m pleased to report that a friend sent me some very good new material.So,...
  • Homeowner kills suspect during attempted home invasion

    12/24/2014 3:20:08 PM PST · by lowbridge · 57 replies
    http://wreg.com ^ | december 24, 2014 | ASHLEY CROCKETT AND CAITLIN ALEXANDER
    Officers responded to a home in the 2300 block of Devoy at about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, where they saw 22-year-old Nico Carlisle with multiple gunshot wounds lying at the front door. Officials pronounced Carlisle dead at the scene. Investigators say Carlisle and another man knocked on the door, then forced their way inside when a woman answered the door. Carlisle then put a gun to the woman’s neck. The homeowner grabbed a handgun before going to investigate the commotion, and fired multiple shots at the men, hitting Carlisle.
  • Police Officer Shoots, Kills Teen Near Ferguson, Missouri, Sparking New Unrest

    12/24/2014 5:37:58 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 118 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 24, 2014
    Home> U.S. Police Officer Shoots, Kills Teen Near Ferguson, Missouri, Sparking New Unrest Dec 24, 2014, 6:52 AM ET By ABC NEWS via Good Morning America A man was shot and killed by a police officer Tuesday in Berkeley, Missouri, authorities said – sparking new unrest in a region already reeling following an August police shooting a few miles away in Ferguson. The shooting happened at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday at a Mobil gas station, St. Louis County Police public information officer Sgt. Brian Schellman said.
  • You Won’t Believe What These Anti Gun Folks Are Openly Saying… (videos)

    12/23/2014 7:03:50 AM PST · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    progressivestoday.com ^ | 12-21-2014 | Michael Strickland
    “Gabby Giffords came to Oregon on October 21st, 2014. The event was private, but media was allowed in. YouTuber Daylight Disinfectant made his way in and filmed the entire thing…Obama appointed D.A. Amanda Marshall makes fun of “2nd Amendment enthusiasts”, then they start to talk about removing the privacy of folks who have been through the current background check system and turning the records over to the federal government. Multnomah County Commissioner Judy Shiprack then talks about having the state legislature address the “administrative rule” that the Oregon State Police have in effect where they destroy most background check records...
  • Gun Control Ad Tells Kids to Steal Their Parents’ Guns and Bring Them to the Worst Possible Location

    12/22/2014 6:02:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | December 22, 2014 | Jennifer Van Laar
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Gun control advocate and independent filmmaker Rejina Sincic has created what she calls a PSA aimed at “reducing gun violence in schools and communities.” The video depicts a teenage boy sneaking into his mother’s room, taking a gun out of her dresser drawer (who knows if it’s loaded or unloaded), putting it in his backpack and then taking it to school. After class, he waits for the other students to leave then puts the gun on the teacher’s desk and says, “Can you take this away? I don’t feel safe with a gun in my house.” Certainly nothing could go...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, December 21st, 2014.

    12/21/2014 5:05:07 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 89 replies
    Gun Talk® Radio Network ^ | Sunday, December 21st, 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. In its 20th year of national syndication, Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® radio show airs live on Sundays from 2PM-5PM Eastern, and runs on more than 186 stations every week. Listen live on a radio station near you, or via live Saturday afternoon streaming from one of the stations. All Gun Talk® shows, and the "After Show" can...
  • Sixth Circuit Upholds Second Amendment; Strikes Involuntary Commitment as Permanent Disqualifier

    12/21/2014 5:20:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Another step has been taken to restore second amendment rights to the position that they held before the modern assault on the Constitution.   It is an important case because it establishes the precedent that your second amendment rights cannot be permanently removed for a temporary condition; and that the proper level of scrutiny in the court is the highest accorded to fundamental constitutional rights, that  of strict scrutiny.  From the opinion of the court, pdf file: BOGGS, Circuit Judge. This case presents an important issue of first impression in the federal courts: whether a prohibition on the possession of...
  • Message response to “I’m-not-done” Obama: Neither is the USA!

    12/20/2014 8:18:29 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/20/14 | Judi McLeod
    Earth to both Obama dime-a-dozen activists: You’re not done? Neither is the United States of America! What Barack and Michelle Obama want most for this Christmas is to ruin yours. “I’m not done,” is the “I’m-Jewish-in-my-soul” Barack’s latest message to a world becoming increasingly deaf to his never-ending egotistical messages. “I’m not done” is overkill now that ideologue Obama’s already gifted the world with Amnesty, ObamaCare, continuing racial unrest complete with looting and torching not seen since the 1960s and having thrown in, full bore, with Communist Cuba. Obama long ago ran out of ideas and is now publicly showing...
  • Obama's Year-Ending Presser…But I’m Not Done Yet!

    12/20/2014 6:33:10 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 21 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-20-2014 | MOTUS
    We must have let the rest of the White House staff go on “Winter Holiday Break” early too, because as of this morning, still no transcript from yesterday’s presser. I gotta run, I’ve got a flight to catch. See you next year.Although there was this posted yesterday on the Big White site: DECLARACIONES DEL PRESIDENTE SOBRE CAMBIOS EN LA POLÍTICA CON CUBA. No English translation though because, as I just explained, a lot of people are already on holiday. I ran it through my special language pack however and it appears to be addressed to newly landed formerly illegal aliens....
  • ‘I’m not done’Obama swaggers his way into 2015.

    12/20/2014 5:54:40 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/19/2014 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    This time eight years ago, Barack Obama and his staff were in the final stages of preparing to launch a presidential campaign. So was pretty much everyone else. The midterms were done, the opposition party had ridden a wave to a wipe-out. The political world was already looking past President George W. Bush. Obama was leading the charge. On Friday, Obama stood at the podium at the White House and dared anyone to try the same with him. “Interesting stuff happens in the fourth quarter. And I’m looking forward to it,” Obama said, at the outset of the 2014 wrap-up...
  • Choking Constitutional Liberty

    12/20/2014 5:32:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2014 | Autry J. Pruitt
    What do porn, pistols and Ponzi schemes have in common? They are all targets of Operation Choke Point, an Obama administration initiative that is the very picture of a selectively oppressive and overreaching government.A program of the Justice Department, Operation Choke Point is the functional equivalent of a mafia extortion racket, using abusive federal regulatory authority to coerce banks and other financial institutions into withholding financial services from companies in industries that are out of favor with the administration, including the firearms and ammunition industries.Operation Choke Point is among the more frightening threats to liberty of late because it relies...
  • Wow. Marine ARRESTED for This Facebook Post About Obama

    12/20/2014 2:47:44 PM PST · by goodn'mad · 87 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | December 19, 2014 | Unknown
    Brandon Raub is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps who decided to post critical opinions about Barack Obama on Facebook. What happened to him then will strike fear into the hearts of any good American and make them wonder what country they’re living in. According to the Rutherford Institute, Raub was arrested by “a swarm of FBI, Secret Service agents and local police,” and detained without charges for “mental evaluation.” The detention, it’s alleged, was done under a federal program codenamed “Operation Vigilant Eagle.” The program is intended to surveil former veterans who publicly express opinions critical of...
  • [USA] "Gun Control’s" Nazi Connection

    12/20/2014 7:13:38 AM PST · by VA Voter · 21 replies
    Startling evidence suggests that the Gun Control Act of 1968 was lifted, almost in its entirety, from Nazi legislation. snip... We are not the first to have seen this hearing record. But we appear to be the first to have recognized its importance. This hearing record suggests strongly that the late Senator Thomas J. Dodd (D-CT) himself implanted the Nazi Weapons Law into American law, or, at very least, helped others to do so. snip... This original article appeared in Guns and Ammo Magazine May 1993
  • The Coming Obama End Run for Gun Control

    12/20/2014 11:38:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 105 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2014 | D.W. Wilbur
    With just over two years left in the administration of President Barack Obama, and with his promise, some might view it as a threat, to use the powers of his office to make changes he believes are best to move the country towards the vision he and his supporters have for the future of America (that fundamental transformation he told us about), protecting Americans’ right to bear arms will be even more important as the Obama Presidency winds down. The president has made no secret of his interest in enacting more stringent gun control across the board in America. While...
  • Ohio Governor signs gun rights bill to reform concealed carry, suppressor use

    12/20/2014 2:50:52 PM PST · by RC one · 16 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 12/20/14 | | by Chris Eger
    Republican Gov. John Kasich on Friday signed a bill expanding gun rights in Ohio to include the use of suppressors by hunters, concealed carry reforms, and mandatory shall-certify rules for National Firearms Act items.The measure, H.234, had proven popular with lawmakers, passing the state Senate on Dec. 9 by a large 24-6 margin on its way to a 72-21 win in the House the following day. Beginning life as a bill that only legislated a repeal in the state’s ban on using legally possessed suppressors while hunting in the state, the measure over time grew to include a number of...
  • Good News on Young People and Gun Control

    12/18/2014 9:10:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I periodically share polling data on issues ranging from which nations most support capitalism to the degree to which government is a leading cause of stress.Or how about the poll of Americans on the best and worst Presidents since World War II, or the survey data on what share of government spending is wasted.Today, weÂ’re going to expand on that collection by reviewing some potential good news about attitudes of young people and attitudes about guns. But this isnÂ’t about how young people owning guns, or how they feel about guns.Instead, weÂ’re going to review two separate pieces of information,...
  • “I Will Not Comply” May Bring Changes to I-594

    12/18/2014 7:28:19 AM PST · by HammerT · 7 replies
    Pictures and vid from last weekend’s resistance event:
  • Virginia: Governor McAuliffe Announces Next Grab For Your Gun Rights

    12/18/2014 7:10:26 AM PST · by HammerT · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/17/2014 | NRA ILA Contributor
    Under the guise of “public safety,” Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) announced Monday his push for a package of gun control measures during the 2015 session of the Virginia General Assembly in his latest misguided attempt to erode the rights of law-abiding citizens. McAuliffe’s scheme for rolling back your constitutionally protected freedoms includes: *Attempting to reimpose the ineffective one-handgun-per-month (gun rationing) restriction that Virginia repealed in 2012.*Seeking to arbitrarily strip some 9,000 Virginia residents of their right to hold concealed handgun permits for falling behind on child-support payments and pursuing prohibitions for people convicted of certain misdemeanor crimes from possessing a...
  • Second Amendment protects dirk knives and police batons

    12/17/2014 10:12:07 AM PST · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | December 16, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    So holds the Connecticut Supreme Court, in the just-released State v. DeCiccio. Here’s an excerpt of the reasoning as to police batons, which also applies in large measure to dirks, and which, I would argue, should apply to stun guns and Tasers (paragraph break added). (Disclosure: I represent the Association of Women Against Rape and Endangerment, as amicus curiae, in Commonwealth v. Caetano, now pending before the Massachusetts high court; that cases involves the question whether stun guns and Tasers are “arms” for Second Amendment purposes; we argue that they are.)
  • Don't Look for Culture War Arguments in Campaign 2016

    12/16/2014 4:31:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2014 | Michael Barone
    In an earlier column, I looked at the role the abortion issue would play in the 2016 election -- not very much, I concluded -- and promised another column on other cultural issues. Here goes. On anyone's list of cultural issues that have been debated over the last decade, same-sex marriage ranks just behind abortion. And unlike abortion, opinion on same-sex marriage has changed dramatically in recent years. Not long ago, it wasn't a political issue at all. The gifted writers Andrew Sullivan and Jonathan Rauch were making an intellectually serious, and interestingly conservative, case for same-sex marriage. But the...
  • Lame Duck Dems Push Anti-Gun Murthy As Surgeon General

    12/16/2014 10:30:45 AM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 16, 2016 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Rights: No longer fearing electoral revenge from the National Rifle Association, an outgoing Democratic Senate pushed to confirm an anti-Second Amendment radical, who thinks guns are a health issue, as the nation's top doc. A Democratic Senate that earlier balked at the nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to be surgeon general of the U.S. no longer feared the possible electoral consequences of approving him in the wake of November's Republican tsunami. That, along with the GOP's obsession to not be blamed for a government shutdown, gave us a bad budget deal and the Democrats a chance to confirm Murthy. A...
  • Sandy Hook Families Sue AR15 Manufacturer

    12/16/2014 5:45:02 AM PST · by Cheerio · 46 replies
    Town Hall Finance ^ | Dec 16, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    A handful of families impacted by the Sandy Hook school shooting have decided to ease their grief by suing the manufacturer of AR style rifles. Obviously, a little unnecessary litigation is the most effective way to right the wrongs of a madman. According to CNBC: Ten families touched by the Newtown massacre filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday against companies that made, distributed and sold the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle that Adam Lanza used to kill 20 children and six staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary two years ago. The suit argues that the gun is a military assault weapon that never...
  • Burglars Regret Returning to This ‘Hood After Heat-Packing Alabama Couple Spoils Their Plans

    12/16/2014 4:04:25 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 29 replies
    IJReview ^ | 12-15-2014 | Victoria Taft
    How did this Alabama family handle it when they saw the people who broke into their house and stole their Christmas presents? On Sunday afternoon, Chris Wyatt and other family members were able to recognize the people who’d broken into their house on that Friday from home surveillance video. The burglars were apparently back in the neighborhood trying to ruin Christmas for a few more boys and girls. Once confronted, of course, the suspects had their own story. Chris Wyatt told WBRC TV: “They tried to say that they were lost and we corrected them where they were.” While they...