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  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decides the Second Amendment is just a suggestion

    02/23/2017 9:46:15 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/23/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Law. Made up Liberal politicians who run states and cities have certain habits they come back to again and again. One is the passage of gun bans they know perfectly well are clear violations of the Second Amendment. Why do the do this? Partly because ideologically they can’t help themselves. But also: They hope to create test cases in the courts that, they hope, will produce favorable rulings and thus establish case law that renders the entire Second Amendment null and void. Toward that end, the State of Maryland scored a very big victory today, as the Fourth Circuit Court...
  • So the Fourth Circuit court just basically gutted Heller

    02/23/2017 8:30:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/23/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    It looks like Neil Gorsuch is going to have his plate full when he finally takes his seat on the Supreme Court. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has been busy uprooting the Second Amendment this week, delivering a stunning opinion which essentially overturns the Heller decision without so much as a by your leave to SCOTUS. It involves a case out of Maryland where the state’s Democrats decided to ban “assault rifles” and high-capacity magazines. Apparently the idea of precedent is not something they care to have any truck with, as Charles C.W. Cook explains at National Review....
  • Assault rifles are NOT protected under the Second Amendment, US appeals court rules

    02/23/2017 4:10:21 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 67 replies
    Daily Mail Co. (UK) ^ | 23 February 2017 | Associated Press and AFP
    A US appeals court has ruled that military-style assault weapons are not protected under the US Constitution, dealing a blow to gun rights activists. In a 10-4 ruling, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said the 45 assault weapons banned under Maryland's law are not protected by the Second Amendment. 'Put simply, we have no power to extend Second Amendment protection to the weapons of war,' wrote Judge Robert King, adding that the Supreme Court's decision in District of Columbia v. Heller explicitly excluded such coverage. While the Second Amendment guarantees Americans the right to bear...
  • Federal Appeals Court Says Assault Rifles Are ‘Weapons Of War’ Not Protected By Second Amendment

    02/22/2017 5:51:23 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 85 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 02/22/17 | JASON SILVERSTEIN
    A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that assault rifles and other so-called “weapons of war” are not protected under the Second Amendment. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decision upheld Maryland’s ban on assault rifles, which was passed in 2013 in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut. It cited a 2008 Supreme Court case, Heller v. District of Columbia, which said that weapons “most useful in military service” are not covered by the Constitution. “We are convinced that the banned assault weapons and large-capacity magazines are among those arms that are ‘like’ M-16...
  • Assault Weapons Not Protected by Second Amendment, Federal Appeals Court Rules

    02/22/2017 10:57:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 112 replies
    Maryland's ban on 45 kinds of assault weapons and its 10-round limit on gun magazines were upheld Tuesday by a federal appeals court in a decision that met with a strongly worded dissent. In a 10-4 ruling, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said the guns banned under Maryland's law aren't protected by the Second Amendment. "Put simply, we have no power to extend Second Amendment protections to weapons of war," Judge Robert King wrote for the court, adding that the Supreme Court's decision in District of Columbia v. Heller explicitly excluded such coverage.
  • MT: Constitutional Carry Sent to MT Governor for Third Time

    02/19/2017 3:34:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Montana has "permitless" or Constitutional carry, for areas outside of city and town limits, which is more than 99% of the state.  Bills to extend Constitutional carry to the entire state have passed the legislature three times. The first time was in 2011. Democrat Governor Brian Schweitzer vetoed HB 271, and the legislature was not able to override the veto. The second time was in 2015. Democrat Governor Steve Bullock vetoed HB 298. The third time happened on February 15, 2017. The Senate passed HB 262, which will now go to Governor Bullock again. HB 262 passed the house...
  • Court Rules Doctors Can Ask Patients About Gun Ownership

    02/18/2017 10:51:05 AM PST · by kevcol · 128 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | February 17, 2017 | Sarah Hurtubise
    A federal appeals court has ruled that a Florida law restricting doctors from asking patients whether they own guns restricts the right to free speech. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the law violated doctors’ First Amendment right to free speech, and concluded that the state failed to prove that physicians were infringing on patients’ Second Amendment rights. A previous decision by a three-judge panel by the 11th Circuit upheld the law, but those suing the state asked for the full circuit court to re-consider the case. ... The Republican-controlled Florida state legislature passed a law in...
  • Firearms bill to face amendments (NM bills to outlaw private sales without background checks)

    02/09/2017 11:04:43 AM PST · by CedarDave · 24 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 4, 2017 | Dan McKay
    SANTA FE – The sponsor of a firearms proposal working its way through the House says she’s willing to amend the bill so it applies to fewer law-abiding gun owners. As it stands now, the proposal by Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, D-Los Alamos, would require background checks when people sell, lend or give firearms to one another in private transactions. But she said Saturday that she wants to focus on gun sales, not lending a firearm to a neighbor or someone else for personal protection. A similar bill, meanwhile, has cleared its first committee in the Senate. Supporters and opponents...
  • Ending Obama's Ban On Some Retirees From Owning Guns

    02/06/2017 1:36:31 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 6, 2017 | Dr. John R. Lott
    Do you know anyone who has decided to let someone else manage their finances? Just before Christmas, Obama finalized new rules banning Social Security recipients from buying a gun if they have trouble managing their finances. On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted 235-180 to overturn that rule, with just two Democrats voting with the majority. This week, members of the Senate will face the same vote. Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress has 60 days to pass a resolution overruling the regulation. About 10% of all people 65 and older risk being classified as "financially incompetent" — about 4.2...
  • Brussels Is Wrong On Guns

    02/06/2017 1:27:02 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 27, 2017 | Dr. John R. Lott
    Strict new European gun-control regulations will take another step on Thursday when a committee of the European Parliament votes on a set of measures. The Parliament and the European Commission already have agreed to the proposal in principle. Prompted by terrorist attacks in Paris and Copenhagen, these regulations would prohibit the civilian use of most semiautomatic firearms. As is typical of such laws, however, they will do nothing to prevent the kind of attacks being used to justify them. The proposed Firearms...
  • IL: Federal Court Upholds Lawsuit to Void Foster Parent Rules against Exercise of 2A

    02/06/2017 5:19:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Second Amendment Foundation has gained another win in Illinois. This victory is a necessary but preliminary step to restore Second Amendment rights to people who are foster parents in Illinois. From SAF: A federal district court judge in Illinois has denied that state’s motion to dismiss a legal challenge by the Second Amendment Foundation of its foster parenting rules that place restrictions on the possession of firearms for personal protection. SAF filed the lawsuit last summer on behalf of Kenneth and Colleen Shults in U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. Named as a defendant in...
  • What Justice Gorsuch Might Mean for the Second Amendment

    02/02/2017 7:54:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/01/2017 | Andrew F. Branca
    Trump’s nomination of federal judge Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court has been greeted with much glee by conservatives and a well-anticipated gnashing of teeth by the progressive Left. Naturally, those of us in the gun community have our own particularized questions about what a Justice Gorsuch might mean for the Second Amendment. Let’s take a look, shall we? A look at Judge Gorsuch’s generalized judicial philosophy is certainly encouraging. Given that it was Scalia who led the pro–Second Amendment decisions in District of Columbia v. Heller and MacDonald v. Chicago, and that Gorsuch has been described not...
  • NRA Applauds Neil Gorsuch's Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

    APPEARS IN News Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association (NRA) applauds the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the United States Supreme Court. “President Trump has made an outstanding choice in nominating Judge Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court. He has an impressive record that demonstrates his support for the Second Amendment,” said Chris W. Cox, Executive Director, NRA-ILA. “We urge the Senate to swiftly confirm Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, just as it did in confirming him to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit by...
  • Black Panthers Disarmed By Tactical Officers At NC Courthouse

    02/01/2017 5:33:07 AM PST · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    Bearingarms.com ^ | January 30, 2017 | Bob Owens
    The Revolutionary Black Panther Party pledged legal action Sunday against local officials for their response to a planned armed march at a news conference interrupted when law enforcement officers arrived to remove their weapons. The news conference was taking place on the steps of the New Hanover County Courthouse when members of the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and the Wilmington Police Department arrived. New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Donald Warnick told party leader Dr. Alli Muhammad they were not allowed to have their weapons on courthouse property. Tensions heightened when some party members noticed officers with the Wilmington...
  • Constitutional Provision for Right to Arms Likely for Iowa

    01/31/2017 5:04:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Iowa is one of only six states that does not have some sort of protection of the right to keep and bear arms in the state Constitution. The other five states are California, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Minnesota. One of the reasons for this lack is the difficult process that a state constitutional amendment has to undergo to be passed in Iowa.  First, the amendment must be passed by the General Assembly. Then an election must occur. Then the amendment must be passed a second time. Finally, the amendment is to be presented to the people, who...
  • Knife Law Reforms Advance in Several States

    01/30/2017 4:48:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    ammoland ^ | 28 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Knife Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)-Knife Rights is a small organization that is producing big results. The founder, Doug Ritter, has said that they have created a “second front” in the war to restore the Second Amendment. He is correct. In 2010, Doug convinced the NRA lobbyist in Arizona, Todd Rathner, to join the organization. The small but effective organization has produced astounding results, rolling back abusive, antiquated knife laws in 15 states.They have accomplished complete knife law reform in Alaska, Arizona, Oklahoma, Kansas, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and New Hampshire. Adults in those states can now carry and use knives for legal purposes...
  • Brooklyn gun broker secretly recorded conversations with corrupt NYPD cops

    01/28/2017 2:24:10 PM PST · by RC one · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Thursday, January 26, 2017, 9:46 AM | Victoria Bekiempis & Graham Rayman
    A crooked gun broker secretly made thousands of recordings of conversations with corrupt NYPD cops, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. The revelation likely will send shock waves through the department. In a letter filed in Manhattan Federal Court, prosecutors said Alex (Shaya) Lichtenstein secretly recorded some 70,000 conversations, including many with cops. In November, Lichtenstein pleaded guilty to bribing NYPD officers to obtain pistol licenses. Lichtenstein saved the conversations to an e-mail account, “many of them contemporaneous memorialization of dealings of questionable legality with members of the NYPD,” according to the letter written by Assistant U.S. Attorney Martin Bell. “During our...
  • Sessions Promises to ‘Properly Enforce’ Current Gun Laws, Endorses NRA-Backed Project Exile

    01/27/2017 7:02:12 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    Freebeacon.com ^ | Jan 10, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    Sessions Promises to ‘Properly Enforce’ Current Gun Laws, Endorses NRA-Backed Project Exile Stephen Gutowski January 10, 2017 Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) said Tuesday he would prosecute gun crimes that fall under federal jurisdiction during his confirmation hearing for attorney general. Sessions’ views on gun crime prosecutions were made clear during an exchange between him and Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas). Cornyn framed the question in terms of violence against police and gun violence against minority communities. He specifically focused on gun crimes committed by felons who were already prohibited from possessing firearms. “We ought to hold our police and...
  • Welcome to the final full day of Barack Obama’s presidency. Let’s look at his “legacy.”

    01/19/2017 9:28:26 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/19/17 | Robert Laurie
    We should probably thank him...Congratulations, Mr. President, and thank you for your service By weaponizing the IRS, the Obama administration whetted America’s appetite for the elimination or restructuring of the IRS. By constantly wailing about the evils of the 2nd Amendment Barack Obama became history’s greatest gun salesman.
  • Gun silencers are hard to buy. Donald Trump Jr. and silencer makers want to change that.

    01/18/2017 3:23:48 PM PST · by RC one · 73 replies
    washington post ^ | January 9, 2017 at 3:50 PM | Michael S. Rosenwald
    The federal government has strictly limited the sale of firearm silencers for as long as James Bond and big-screen gangsters have used them to discreetly shoot enemies between the eyes.Now the gun industry, which for decades has complained about the restrictions, is pursuing new legislation to make silencers easier to buy, and a key backer is Donald Trump Jr., an avid hunter and the oldest son of the ­president-elect, who campaigned as a friend of the gun industry.The legislation stalled in Congress last year. But with Republicans in charge of the House and Senate and the elder Trump moving into...
  • Peruta Team Asking Supreme Court to Hear Appeal

    01/14/2017 5:20:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    ammoland ^ | 13 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- Edward Peruta and his fellow plaintiffs have decided to have their council petition the Supreme Court to hear an appeal to the last Ninth Circuit decision in The Peruta case.Edward Peruta applied to the San Diego County Sheriff for a permit to carry concealed. The Sheriff refused to grant him a permit. Peruta’s case was wrapped in with another case making its way through the courts, with other plaintiffs. The plaintiffs were ruled against in the district court and appealed to the Ninth Circuit. The Ninth Circuit ruled that County Sheriffs could not use their discretion to...
  • Trooper Shot in ‘Ambush’ Attack on Arizona Highway; Passerby Fatally Shoots Suspect

    01/12/2017 12:33:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    ktla ^ | 01/02/2017
    An armed passerby fatally shot a suspect who had opened fire on a trooper in an apparent ambush attack as the law enforcement officer, who was responding to a shots fired call, stopped to investigate a car crash along Interstate 10 near Tonopah on Thursday. The incident started shortly before 4:30 a.m. with a 911 call from a driver east of California who said somebody shot at his car from the median, television station KPHO in Phoenix reported. According to Col. Frank Milstead, the director of DPS, the trooper was responding to the shots fired call when he came upon...
  • Official: Airport shooting suspect could be 'home-grown violent extremist'

    01/06/2017 2:41:40 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Local10.com ^ | Jan 6, 2017
    Official: Airport shooting suspect could be 'home-grown violent extremist' Suspect identified as Esteban Santiago By Jeff Tavss - Executive Producer Posted: 4:15 PM, January 06, 2017 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Within hours of a shooting that left 5 dead and many injured at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, details emerged about the alleged suspect. Sen. Bill Nelson was first to identify the suspect as Esteban Santiago, 26. Santiago was apprehended without a fight and suffered no injuries. The FBI and Broward Sheriff's Office are interrogating Santiago at the airport and trying to determine his motives. A former member of the military,...
  • Official: Suspected Gunman Told FBI He Was Being Forced To Fight For ISIS

    Law enforcement said he was found with an active military ID and is an American citizen, born in New Jersey. Previous known addresses include Penuelas, Puerto Rico and Anchorage, Alaska. They add that in November 2016, he walked into an FBI office in Anchorage claiming that he was being forced to fight for ISIS. He was sent to a psychiatric hospital. In 2011 or 2012, he was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations for child porn. Three weapons and a computer were seized, but there was not enough evidence to prosecute, according to law enforcement sources.
  • Study: Stand Your Ground led to increase in homicide cases

    01/06/2017 4:23:20 AM PST · by rarestia · 73 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | Friday, January 06, 2017, 12:04 AM EST | Cheryn Stone
    New medical findings link Florida's Stand Your Ground law to a significant increase in gun deaths. JAMA Study: 24.4% increase in homicide associated with Stand Your Ground Study authors say findings should be used to make informed decisions A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association states implementing Stand Your Ground in Florida is associated with a 24.4 percent increase in homicide and a 31.6 percent increase in firearm-related homicide in the state. "So the implication of these findings is that almost immediately after Stand Your Ground was enacted, rates of homicide and firearm homicide have gone...
  • New York Woman Files Suit for Due Process when Denied Second Amendment Rights

    01/02/2017 6:06:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    ammoland ^ | 27 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
  • Oklahoma Bill to Reduce CCW Permit fees, Eliminate Fingerprint Requirement

    12/28/2016 9:22:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Senator Josh Brecheen is pushing for more incremental restoration of Second Amendment rights in Oklahoma. Brecheen is a Second Amendment advocate who sees Oklahoma permit fees as chilling the exercise of the right to keep and bear arms. From kfor.com: Senator Josh Brecheen wants to reduce the cost of gun licenses from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, and possibly eliminate the administrative costs from the local sheriff's office. "It's an attempt to make sure cost isn't keeping someone from the right to bear arms in accordance to the law," Republican Sen. Josh Brecheen said. He and the Oklahoma...
  • Second Amendment Sanctuary Cities; And, “Action Radio” in Action

    12/27/2016 7:54:28 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/27/16 | Greg Penglis
    Second Amendment Sanctuary Cities can become a reality even in socialist, rights deprived states like California If socialist, leftist cities like San Francisco, Chicago, New York, and a bunch of others nationwide, can pass Sanctuary City laws to harbor fugitive illegal aliens from federal law enforcement, then why can’t cities, counties, and other entities under the oppression of unconstitutional gun laws, create Second Amendment Sanctuary Cities where no infringing gun laws apply?
  • Fictional Character Quoted as Authoritative on Second Amendment

    12/27/2016 3:42:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    West Wing Character Toby Ziegler Having observed debates about the Second Amendment for 50 years, it is surprising to find something new. Tosten Burks, writing at good.is, uses a quote from a fictional character as an authoritative source on the Second Amendment. From good.is: The Constitution’s most controversial amendment reads: “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The NRA has spent much of the past 40 years broadening the interpretation to expand the gun market. The original intent, however, is...
  • A "Father Knows Best" Christmas

    12/25/2016 4:48:17 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 30 replies
    Antenna TV | 12/25/16
    Just watched a "Father Knows Best" Christmas episode, and it is basically the Andersons lost on Christmas Eve and they come upon a lodge, where a man named "Nick" is living. To get to the point, Nick is initially hostile to the Anderson's, but warms up to them. The Anderson's are then informed that Nick is a vagrant in the lodge, and they insist on paying the bill for Nick. An interesting aspect is that all the children are interested in a gift in the lodge, Betty a camera, Bud a rifle, and Kathy a stuffed dog. Can you imagine...
  • Obama Administration Finalizes Social Security Gun Ban

    12/24/2016 7:02:39 AM PST · by rktman · 55 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/23/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On Monday the Obama administration finalized a Social Security gun ban that could prevent “tens of thousands” of law-abiding elderly citizens from purchasing guns for self-defense. Breitbart News reported this ban on July 18, 2015, when it was learned that the Obama administration was creating a ban on gun purchases that would apply to Social Security recipients who needed help managing their finances. The Los Angeles Times reported that the ban would be sweeping; that it would cover those who are unable to manage their own affairs for a multitude of reasons–from “subnormal intelligence or mental illness” to “incompetency,” an...
  • Katie Couric, ethics-free filmmaker, to return briefly to NBC to co-anchor the news

    12/24/2016 6:23:23 AM PST · by kevcol · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 21, 2016 | Becket Adams
    Yahoo News' Katie Couric will appear for one week in January as the co-anchor of the "Today" show's news desk, a move that comes just months after she and a team of documentarians were caught deceptively editing an interview with a pro-Second Amendment group. . . . Couric, who has admitted to a least one deceptive edit, and is embroiled now in a $12 million defamation lawsuit, will co-anchor the "Today" show's news desk in January for one week. Remember what we said about fake news not going anywhere until media make an effort to re-establish its own credibility?
  • Campus Carry Reform is Advancing. This is Why.

    12/23/2016 1:02:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    ammoland ^ | 18 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    By Dean Weingarten Campus carry reform is likely to advance in Arkansas in 2017. I expect it to continue to advance in the following years, across the nation. From kasu.org: The ever-increasing Republican majority in Arkansas has a shot a passing some legislation that a toehold of Democrats managed to hold-off, or at least mitigate on occasion in the last session.Member station KUAR reports, Arkansas State Representative Charlie Collins (R-Fayetteville) has plans to expand the scope of second amendment rights on college campuses. It comes amid renewed discussion because of an incident Monday at Ohio State University. While the incident...
  • Ninth Circuit Overturns ruling on Second Amendment Waiting Periods

    12/23/2016 4:15:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    ammoland ^ | 15 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    <p>The panel reversed the district court’s bench trial judgment and remanded for entry of judgment in favor of the state of California in an action challenging a California law establishing a 10-day waiting period for all lawful purchases of guns. The panel first stated that this case was a challenge to the application of the full 10-day waiting period to those purchasers who have previously purchased a firearm or have a permit to carry a concealed weapon, and who clear a background check in less than ten days. The panel held that the ten-day waiting period is a reasonable safety precaution for all purchasers of firearms and need not be suspended once a purchaser has been approved. The panel determined that it need not decide whether the regulation was sufficiently longstanding to be presumed lawful. Applying intermediate scrutiny analysis, the panel held that the law does not violate plaintiff’s Second Amendment rights because the ten-day wait is a reasonable precaution for the purchase of a second or third weapon, as well as for a first purchase.</p>
  • CA Gun Sales Surge Ahead of 'Assault Rifle' Ban

    12/21/2016 6:14:28 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 12/20/2016 | Liz Sheld
    Californians are rushing to purchase the evil AR15 semi-automatic "assault" rifle before a new ban goes into effect on January 1, 2017. Governor Jerry Brown signed the gun-control measure into law back in July and with a 10-day waiting period for all gun sales, time is running out to purchase the gun and take possession before next year. All of these newly purchased guns must be registered with the state before the deadline kicks in on Wednesday, December 21.
  • Gun Sales Surge in CA Ahead of Sweeping New Gun Control Laws

    12/20/2016 12:42:00 PM PST · by george76 · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 20, 2016
    California is seeing a big surge in gun sales as the Golden State gets ready to enact sweeping gun control measures. Some Californians are rushing to get their hands on the AR-15, which is America's most popular rifle and a longtime target of gun control proponents. Gun sales, including handguns, are up 40 percent this year in California, while sales of semi-automatic rifles have doubled. The new laws, set to take effect January 1, will ban so-called "assault-style rifles" with easily-detachable magazines. ... today is the last day to make a purchase, since the state has a 10-day waiting period...
  • Second Amendment Caucus

    12/20/2016 10:16:51 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/20/16 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    In addition to pushing a pro-gun, pro-Second Amendment agenda From an originalist view of the United States Constitution, every federal gun law is unconstitutional. If there needs to be protections like background checks and laws asserting any regulations, that must happen at the State level. That is not to say the States have the authority to betray our right to keep and bear arms. Our right to our guns is an inherent right, a natural right that belongs to us no matter what. However, we must also remember that regarding our rights, while it is a no-no for the federal...
  • Ninth Circuit Overturns ruling on Second Amendment Waiting Period

    12/20/2016 6:53:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 46 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On 14 December, 2016, a three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the District Court ruling in Silvester v. Harris.  In the original decision, the District Court ruled that requiring a gun owner who had already passed a background check, and who either already owned a registered gun or had a concealed carry permit, was an infringement on the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. The Ninth Circuit held that a 10 day waiting period was a "reasonable safety precaution".  From the decision at uscourts.gov(pdf): The panel reversed the district court’s bench trial...
  • Trump's Speech Writer is a Second Amendment Fundamentalist

    12/17/2016 3:50:23 PM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from wikimedia commons by Gage Skidmore Stephen Miller has been a key figure in the Trump campaign, and is likely to be one in the Trump White House. He wrote most of Trump's speeches after he joined the campaign from the officer of Senator Jeff sessions, in January of 2016.  Stephen Miller and Steve Bannon  are very close, and have been for years. Bannon has already been named as senior counselor and chief strategist. Trump has been consistently pro-Second Amendment during his campaign. I do not see minor, ambiguous statements, such as checking with the NRA about whether...
  • OK: Tulsa Police Officer Praises the Second Amendment

    12/15/2016 3:01:28 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
     Link to video of Sgt. Tuell At 1:15 a.m. on a cold December night, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, most people are not prowling other people's back yards, looking for trouble. But 32 year old Perry Wallace seems to have been doing exactly that. He jumped a fence to get into the back yard of a homeowner. The homeowner and his family (a girlfriend and four children) were at home. Then Perry made a big mistake. He tried to break into the home through the bedroom door, which led to the backyard.  The homeowner opened fire with his girlfriend's pistol, wounding Perry...
  • NY: More Fruit of Caetano: Ban on Stun Guns Challenged

    12/14/2016 3:11:08 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The unanimous Supreme Court decision in the New Jersey Caetano case is now being used against New York State's ban on stun guns. 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). A few days...
  • Book Review—The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies

    12/13/2016 3:19:33 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 12 replies
    American Rifleman ^ | December 13, 2016 | R.H. Varchetto
    While attacks on the Second Amendment are all-too common in today’s politically charged climate, advocates fighting for our right to self-defense and the right to bear arms now have a powerful new tool in The War On Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies, the latest book by John R. Lott Jr. Lott, who holds a doctoral degree in economics and has established himself as a peerless investigator on the topics of gun use and gun rights, once again provides decisive analysis and careful research of current studies and government data to prove there really is an effort to limit,...
  • An open letter to men, who can help female runners feel safe

    12/06/2016 11:08:19 AM PST · by conservative98 · 162 replies
    NT News ^ | December 6, 2016 | Carolyn Tate
    DEAR man on the street, I’m writing to ask for your help. As a female runner, I am constantly aware of my safety when I’m out on an evening run. What is behind me? Do I hear anything strange? Why is that man running towards me? What is making those bushes rustle? And I am always home before dark. Author Margaret Atwood said, “Men are afraid women will laugh at them. Women are afraid men will kill them.” You may think that’s hyperbole, but I promise you, it’s not. Every woman I know has been in a situation at least...
  • After OSU Attack, Bill Will Allow Permit Holders To Carry on Campuses

    12/04/2016 1:20:45 PM PST · by rhett october · 15 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | December 4, 2016 | Rhett October
    After the attack on the campus of Ohio State University, where an Islamic refugee attacked people with a knife and then with a truck, a new push has emerged for a bill that would allow concealed-carry permit holders to carry a gun on college campuses in the state of Ohio. “The idea of a lot of people walking around campus with firearms is just terrifying to me,” said Angelina Vega. Vega is a third-year law student at Ohio State and gave her opinion on what she calls “controversial” legislation during Wednesday’s Senate hearing. Vega was a former police officer at...
  • Video: STAR WARS Stormtrooper VS. Fort Worth Police Officer !

    12/03/2016 7:30:54 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 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...