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  • All 29 defendants in massive corruption case appear in court (RAT Yee & shoulder-fired missiles)

    04/18/2014 3:57:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 4/17/14 | Vic Lee
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A story that sounds like a movie script is slowly grinding its way to trial. All of the 29 defendants in the massive corruption case involving suspended State Senator Leland Yee and reputed gangster Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow appeared in federal court Thursday. With so many defendants, lawyers, and documents, the judge is trying to set up a system to manage what could be an unwieldy trial. What makes it even harder is that not everyone's on the same page. The frustration is beginning to show. There are 29 defendants, even more lawyers, a 137 page...
  • More Attacks Coming Against the Second Amendment and the NRA

    04/16/2014 11:09:25 AM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 11 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    The midterm elections of 2014 are coming up and the anti-Second Amendment forces are starting to step up their attacks on our gun rights. The biggest offender is former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is spending $50 million to defeat pro-gun candidates and to destroy the National Rifle Association. He announced his campaign on the Today show where he continued to lie about his intentions of disarming law-abiding citizens. This anti-Constitution jerk is merging his puppet groups, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, into a new group called Everytown for Gun Safety....
  • Constitution Check: Does the Second Amendment need to be amended?

    04/15/2014 9:29:18 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 44 replies
    new.yahoo.com ^ | 04/15/14 | Lyle Denniston
    Constitution Check: Does the Second Amendment need to be amended? THE STATEMENT AT ISSUE: “As a result of [Supreme Court] rulings, the Second Amendment, which was adopted to protect the states from federal interference with their power to ensure that their militias were ‘well regulated,’ has given federal judges the ultimate power to determine the validity of state regulations of both civilian and militia-related uses of arms. That anomalous result can be avoided by adding five words to the text of the Second Amendment to make ti unambiguously conform to the original intent of the draftsmen. As so amended, it...
  • Cliven Bundy to sheriffs: ‘Disarm’ the Bureau of Land Management

    04/14/2014 11:40:48 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | April 14, 2014 | By TAL KOPAN
    Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy said Monday that his standoff with the feds isn’t just about cattle: It’s about an “overpowering” bureaucracy in the U.S. that needs to be disarmed. “I only want to talk to one person in each county across the United States, and here’s what I want to say: County sheriffs, disarm U.S. bureaucracy. County sheriffs, disarm U.S. bureaucrats,” Bundy said on Glenn Beck’s radio show on TheBlaze on Monday. Beck said he invited Bundy on his show after speaking with him Sunday to try to understand the man whose cattle have ignited a flashpoint between federal regulators...
  • CT:College suspends student for asking questions about gun control

    04/14/2014 7:11:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2 April, 2014 | Robby Soave
    <p>A Connecticut community college suspended a student veteran for his aggressive questioning of Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy during a public forum, prompting a First Amendment advocacy group to condemn the college for its flagrant disrespect for free speech and due process.</p>
  • The “Assault Weapon” Rebellion

    04/14/2014 7:09:32 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12 April, 2014 | Bob Owens
    Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) signed what the Hartford Courant called “the toughest assault weapons legislation in the nation” last year. It required owners of semi-automatic firearms to register all firearms designated as “assault weapons” with the state government, along with any “high capacity” magazines they may own, by December 31, 2013. The Malloy regime expected Connecticut residents to register somewhere between 372,000-400,000 firearms, and roughly 2 million firearm magazines that held more than 10 rounds before January 1. What they got instead was defiance.
  • Consequences for Those who Falsely Accuse Open Carriers

    04/14/2014 7:15:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Open Carry Event in Texas, where open carry of modern handguns is not legal in most cases In July of 2013, an open carrier in Wisconsin narrowly avoided being "SWATted" by police.  He was well known in the area and had friends on the local police force.   They contacted him after he was accused of flashing a gun at the clerk of a convenience store. In the same incident, another innocent citizen was stopped by police at gunpoint and ordered out of their car because of bad information supplied by the clerk. Here is updated information: The open...
  • Lawbreaking Rancher Cliven Bundy Wins Victory That Will Embolden Domestic Terrorists (BARF!)

    04/12/2014 3:16:57 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 207 replies
    PolticusUSA ^ | 4-12-2014 | Keith Brekhus
    The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced today that it was ending its effort to seize Cliven Bundy’s herd of cattle that has been illegally grazing on federal land. The reason the BLM suspended the cattle round up was to protect the safety of federal employees and members of the general public. Bundy and a smattering of his right-wing supporters have threatened to wage a range war if the government continues with its effort to enforce the law. Let that sink in for a minute. The government is halting their efforts to enforce the law because of the threats being...
  • Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform

    04/13/2014 5:11:49 PM PDT · by Salman · 45 replies
    AP via The Washington Times ^ | April 13, 2014 | SANDRA CHEREB
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values. The platform, with few changes, was adopted overwhelmingly as the Las Vegas convention stretched late into the evening. The vote mirrors that of the Clark County GOP, which voted earlier to remove platform language defining marriage as between a man and a woman and statements opposing abortion. Many Republicans are re-evaluating their strong stances on conservative social issues as...
  • 3 people killed in shooting at Overland Park Kansas Jewish Community Center

    04/13/2014 2:13:46 PM PDT · by Mercat · 50 replies
    KMBC radio ^ | 04/13/2014 | none
    Local radio is reporting that there has been a shooting at the Overland Park, Kansas Jewish Community Center around 1:00 p.m. Central time. Man walking up to people asking if they are Jewish and boom. News conference at 5:00. Evidently CNN is reporting.
  • AP Goes to Occupy Movement-Supporting Enviro Group For Comment on Bundy Ranch Standoff

    04/14/2014 10:07:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 13, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    Guess who's all of a sudden standing up for law and order? Why, it's radical environmentalists, who despite their general disdain for lawful behavior have felt compelled to speak out in support of the Bureau of Land Management's attempts to round up Cliven Bundy's cattle and ultimately force the Nevada rancher to abandon his family's century-old business. Martin Griffith at the Associated Press relayed the comments of one such group in a Sunday report in the aftermath of the BLM's abandonment of its roundup efforts, in Griffith's words, "after hundreds of states' rights protesters, some of them armed militia members,...
  • FOUNDING FATHERS MADE SURE BUNDY FAMILY WAS ARMED

    04/14/2014 10:34:03 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 14, 2014 | by AWR HAWKINS
    As tensions rose and a standoff ensued between Bureau of Land Management (BLM) agents and Cliven Bundy and his family on April 11th and 12th, one thing was evident: through the Second Amendment, the Founding Fathers guaranteed that Bundy could be armed to protect his life and property. KLAS-TV described a meeting between armed federal agents and armed Bundy family members during one of the highest points of tension. No guns were misused nor were any used offensively. However, guns were present because of our Founding Fathers' forethought. We do not have guns for the purposes of sporting or hunting--although...
  • Attorney Gen. Eric Holder on the Kansas City Area Shooting: “I Was Horrified” [BS Alert]

    04/14/2014 9:08:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    ticklethewire.com ^ | 4/14/14 | Allan Lengel
    The shooting in the Kansas City area on Sunday at Jewish facilities that killed three was a horrifying reminder of the dangers some hate groups pose. Attorney Gen. Eric Holder on Monday morning issued a statement on the matter. “I was horrified to learn of this weekend’s tragic shootings outside Kansas City. These senseless acts of violence are all the more heartbreaking as they were perpetrated on the eve of the solemn occasion of Passover. “Justice Department prosecutors will work with their state and local counterparts to provide all available support and to determine whether the federal hate crimes statute...
  • Bundy Ranch Standoff: Meet the BLM thug who tackled a 57-year old woman

    04/14/2014 4:55:33 AM PDT · by demshateGod · 122 replies
    Grumpy Opinions ^ | PUMABydesign001
    Bundy Ranch Standoff: Meet the BLM thug who tackled a 57-year old woman. (See my post entitled, “Margaret Bundy Houston Tells Town Board of Being Tackled by BLM: Feds Take Cattle Watering System.”) His name is Michael Roop. Roop is a State Staff Ranger for BLM, Oregon and to put it mildly, on the internet, this punk with a gun, badge, pepper spray and a K-9 is trending.
  • Democrat Congressmen Ask Obama to Ban Import of 'Military-Style, Semiautomatic Firearms'

    04/13/2014 8:44:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 12, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 9th, a large group of Democrat representatives sent a letter asking President Obama to prohibit the importation of "military style, semiautomatic firearms." Led by Reps. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Eliot Engel (D-NY), the letter was signed by "about 80" Democrats. According to The Washington Times, Conyers and Engel are basing their request on the 1968 Gun Control Act, which they claim gives Obama "broad authority to prohibit guns and ammunition from being imported into the country." The exception would be if the products are "generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes." The...
  • Greta Van Susteren Backs Democrat Into a Corner, Forces Him to Admit Big Lie.....

    04/12/2014 8:55:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/10/2014 | Jason Howerton
    Democrat Mike Dickinson recently promised to wage “war” on the NRA, Tea Party and Fox News. On Thursday, he was confronted by Greta Van Susteren in a tense exchange that ended with an embarrassing admission. “Why do you hate me?” Van Susteren asked, immediately getting to business. Dickinson, who apparently is not actually running for Congress, said he has a problem with her network as a whole. “Well, but no, what about me? I’m Fox News, I’m ‘trash,’ apparently, so what’s wrong with me?” the TV host responded. Dickinson conceded that he didn’t have a problem with Van Susteren personally,...
  • Sorry, Mandatory Gun Registration Is Constitutional

    08/21/2009 1:08:28 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 120 replies · 3,872+ views
    Sorry, Mandatory Gun Registration Is Constitutional Posted by Declan McCullagh Mandatory gun regulation has long been the bęte noire of Second Amendment advocates, who worry that it's the final step before firearm confiscation. The surprise is that, even after last year's landmark Supreme Court ruling on gun rights, mandatory registration could be constitutional. It may not be the wisest public policy. It may not be practical. But after the D.C. v. Heller decision, it also may not violate the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. That question is at the heart of a second lawsuit underway against the city of...
  • The gun lobby's flawed logic is riddled with bullet holes

    04/13/2009 10:12:45 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 110 replies · 3,480+ views
    New York Daily ^ | Monday, April 13th 2009, | Stanley Crouch
    If John Travolta, an avid user of his private jet and a reported Republican, were to be stopped by law from purchasing an armed fighter plane, would the film actor suddenly be surrounded by the same people who sanctimoniously claim that the Constitution protects the private citizen's right to buy and own an assault rifle? That seems an absurd question, but we often find ourselves in absurd circumstances when we get to the gun issue. A hard fact leers before us: on the subject of guns, constitutional meaning and misinterpretation have been mixed together for so long that far too...
  • Citizens Rise Up – The Real Nevada Story the Media Won’t Show You (Video)

    04/13/2014 12:20:16 PM PDT · by montag813 · 286 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-13-2014 | Gina Cassini
    Nevada Standoff: April 12th - A historic day when the people rose up and forced tyrants to retreat.by Gina Cassini | Top Right News The media's version of the end of the Bundy Ranch siege is that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) simply "left" the ranch and "returned" the cattle out of the goodness of their hearts. CBS News even outrageously reported that the BLM "released the cattle to help restore order and avoid violence"! This despite widely-seen video of BLM thugs tasing Bundy's son and shoving a pregnant woman to the ground. And the protesters never threatened violence in any way...
  • Justice Stevens and Flexible History: Former justice claims 2nd Amendment not an individual right

    04/13/2014 12:04:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/13/2014 | Clayton Cramer
    Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens had an op-ed piece in the Washington Post a couple of days ago [1] that still has my brain doing backflips. He claims that, “Legislatures are in a far better position than judges to assess the wisdom of such rules and to evaluate the costs and benefits that rule changes can be expected to produce.” Stevens certainly did not believe this when he signed onto decisions overturning Texas’s sodomy law [2], or when arguing that state laws limiting abortion were unconstitutional [3], or when striking down Louisiana’s death penalty for raping a...
  • Nevada Militia To Feds: ‘Control Our Borders, Not Our Ranchers’

    04/13/2014 6:20:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies
    CBS LAS VEGAS ^ | April 11, 2014
    The rural Nevada showdown between federal government officials and militia members protecting rancher Cliven Bundy has evolved into a battle of government “tyranny,” with many newly arriving militiamen rolling in to draw a line in the dirt about 70 miles northeast of Las Vegas. ... “This is a better education than being in school! I’m glad I brought you. I’m a good mom,” Ilona Ence, a 49-year-old mother from St. George and Bundy relative who brought her four teenage children to the ranch, told the Las Vegas Sun. “They’re learning about the Constitution.” Ence’s teenage sons posted up a sign...
  • Federal agency vows to continue legal action after ending Nevada ranch standoff [BLM v Bundy]

    04/13/2014 2:17:43 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 173 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 13, 2014 | Edmund DeMarche, Matt Finn and the AP contributed to this report
    The Bureau of Land Management vowed Saturday that it would continue its legal fight to remove illegal cattle from a rural Nevada range after ending a tense weeklong standoff with a rancher and his supporters. "After 20 years and multiple court orders to remove the trespass cattle, [rancher Cliven] Bundy owes the American taxpayers in excess of $1 million. The BLM will continue to work to resolve the matter administratively and judicially," a statement from the bureau said. "We ask that all parties in the area remain peaceful and law-abiding as the Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service...
  • NRA endorses McConnell in Ky.

    04/12/2014 9:10:22 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/12/2014 | Rachel Huggins
    The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund announced Saturday it has endorsed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) for re-election in the May 20 Kentucky primary. "Mitch McConnell is a true champion of our Second Amendment rights, leading the fight against President Obama, Harry Reid and Michael Bloomberg's anti-freedom agenda," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund.....
  • FBI: March 2014 Was Biggest March in Gun Background Check History

    04/11/2014 3:53:52 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 4-11-2014 | AWR Hawkins
    FBI released March's background check numbers to reveal "it was the biggest March in the National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS) system's history." According to Guns.com, the raw data shows "2,488,842 total background checks were preformed in March 2014." This is up 200,000 checks over March last year and 400,000 checks over the number that took place in February.
  • Justice Stevens: The five extra words that can fix the Second Amendment

    04/11/2014 2:49:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 97 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 11, 2014 | By John Paul Stevens
    --snip-- As a result of the rulings in Heller and McDonald, the Second Amendment, which was adopted to protect the states from federal interference with their power to ensure that their militias were “well regulated,” has given federal judges the ultimate power to determine the validity of state regulations of both civilian and militia-related uses of arms. That anomalous result can be avoided by adding five words to the text of the Second Amendment to make it unambiguously conform to the original intent of its draftsmen. As so amended, it would read:   “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the...
  • Federal Air Marshalls Director Resigns Over SIG Selling Scheme

    04/11/2014 7:19:29 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Apr 11, 2014 | Robert Farago
    Federal Air Marshalls Director Resigns Over SIG Selling Scheme By Robert Farago on April 11, 2014 “The director of the Federal Air Marshal Service [FAMS] is resigning after being investigated for his role in an alleged operation to acquire guns for officials’ personal use, FoxNews.com has learned. Director Robert Bray’s home was raided in December in connection with the ongoing probe. Law enforcement and congressional sources told FoxNews.com that Bray’s recently announced resignation, which is effective in June, is directly related to the investigation.
  • Ok, this is the best home security sign ever...

    04/10/2014 12:41:14 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 40 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-10-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • The absolute ONLY thing you'll ever need to keep your guns a "well-oiled" machine...

    04/09/2014 10:05:25 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 21 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-9-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I don't think I can be any more strongly in favor of the second amendment than I am now, but I'm also not very knowledgeable about guns...So I'm going out on a limb when I say this guy is doing it right.
  • Eric Holder: Maybe lawful gun owners should have to wear electronic bracelets to use them

    04/08/2014 7:20:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/08/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    How old am I? I’m old enough to remember when the only people on whom government wanted to put electronic bracelets were criminals. Attorney General Eric Holder testified yesterday on Capitol Hill about gun-safety programs promoted by the Department of Justice, which wants almost $400 million in the next budget for “common sense” regulations like electronic bracelets for firearms:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “I think that one of the things that we learned when we were trying to get passed those common sense reforms last year, Vice President Biden and I had a meeting with a group of technology...
  • Holder: We want to explore gun tracking bracelets

    04/08/2014 5:54:17 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | Apr 8, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    <p>Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that gun tracking bracelets are something the Justice Department (DOJ) wants to "explore" as part of its gun control efforts.</p> <p>When discussing gun violence prevention programs within the DOJ, Holder told a House appropriations subcommittee that his agency is looking into technological innovations.</p>
  • Holder: We Want to Explore Gun Tracking Bracelets

    04/07/2014 1:49:40 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 87 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | April 7, 2014 1:21 pm | Elizabeth Harrington
    DOJ requesting $2 million for ‘Gun Safety Technology’ grants Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that gun tracking bracelets are something the Justice Department (DOJ) wants to “explore” as part of its gun control efforts. When discussing gun violence prevention programs within the DOJ, Holder told a House appropriations subcommittee that his agency is looking into technological innovations. “I think that one of the things that we learned when we were trying to get passed those common sense reforms last year, Vice President Biden and I had a meeting with a group of technology people and we talked about...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, April 6th, 2014.

    04/06/2014 5:01:59 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 61 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | 4/6/2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Gun Talk Radio 4/06/2014, 08:00-11:00pm EST
  • Breaking: Otis McDonald, champion of Supreme Court victory, passes

    04/05/2014 12:06:59 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 12 replies
    Seattle Examiner ^ | april 4 2014 | Dave Workman
    Otis McDonald, the man whose name will be forever synonymous with Second Amendment activism for his victory over Chicago’s handgun ban, died today, according to his nephew, Dr. Frederick Jones, who spoke with this column. He was 80. Mr. McDonald, who was 76 at the time the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in McDonald v. City of Chicago that its handgun ban violated the Second Amendment, and that the right to keep and bear arms was incorporated to the states via the 14th Amendment, had been suffering from a lengthy illness. Mr. McDonald was the key figure in a lawsuit brought...
  • It’s Easier to Hunt with Your Kids, Than for Them

    04/06/2014 9:46:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Last month, artist, patriot and rebel photographer Ben Phillipi slipped down to photograph me for his forthcoming firearm book, We The People. Ben’s book showcases unashamed, gun-loving patriots, from every walk of life, that love this great land’s founding principles, especially that pesky second amendment that perpetually ticks off the controlling progressives. After Ben had enough pics of my aging mug and my lovely guns, we sat down for a video interview for Guns.com. One of the questions Ben put across my bow was “What difference does hunting make to the person who hunts?” As usual, I gave several amazing...
  • Kansas lawmakers OK bill to void local gun rules

    04/05/2014 4:17:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2014 | AP
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators gave final approval Saturday to a bill that would nullify city and county gun restrictions and ensure that it's legal across the state to openly carry firearms, a measure the National Rifle Association sees as a model for stripping local officials of their gun-regulating power. The House approved the legislation, 102-19, a day after the Senate passed it, 37-2. The measure goes next to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. He hasn't said whether he'll sign it, but he's a strong supporter of gun rights and has signed other measures backed by the NRA and the...
  • FBI seizes artifacts from Indiana collector, age 91, who says they’re legal

    04/03/2014 9:05:46 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 69 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Apr 3, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    <p>The FBI has swooped into an elderly man’s Indiana home and seized thousands of artifacts he collected — he says legally — during his decades of travel to hundreds of destinations, including Haiti, Australia, New Guinea and Peru.</p> <p>Donald Miller, 91, accumulated the artifacts over the past 80 years, said FBI Special Agent Robert Jones, during a news conference.</p>
  • 2010: Admiral: President Obama Gave Us Choice to Accept Gays in Military or Resign

    04/03/2014 12:20:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 316 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | April 1, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp said that in 2010 Obama told U.S. military leaders to accept his push for gays in the military, and that if they didn't, they could take the "opportunity to resign [their] commissions." Papp said these things in a video BuzzFeed obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. The video shows a speech Papp delivered to Coast Guard Academy cadets during which he was asked how he would deal with enforcing an order with which he didn't agree. He used the story of his 2010 meeting with Obama as an example of how service...
  • Bungling the meaning of 'the right to bear arms'

    04/02/2014 1:55:23 PM PDT · by shove_it · 30 replies
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | 1 Apr 2014 | Lee Williams
    When someone misinterprets the Second Amendment, it's usually the first part they get wrong. Facts “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.” They'll quibble about the meaning of “militia,” or opine about the framers' intent behind “well regulated.” It's usually not the second part of the amendment, the “keep and bear” part, that gets misconstrued. That, however, is exactly the part that the Florida Sheriff's Association seems to have trouble understanding. A bit of background: The chaos that ensued after...
  • Kass exclusive: Suburban officer charged in 95-year-old's death (ILLINOIS)

    04/02/2014 8:31:34 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    chicago tribune ^ | Apr 2, 2014 | John Kass
    Kass exclusive: Suburban officer charged in 95-year-old's death Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass discusses charges filed in the death of 95-year-old John Wrana. John Kass April 2, 2014 An officer was charged this morning in the police killing of 95-year-old John Wrana, the World War II veteran who was fatally shot with beanbag rounds in his apartment at a south suburban senior facility last year. Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s office said patrolman Craig Taylor, 43, was charged with one count of reckless conduct, a Class 4 felony. Taylor has been with the Park Forest Police Department since January,...
  • Awesome rifles: The best and the baddest [Gun Porn]

    04/01/2014 6:04:43 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 01, 2014 | WashTimes
    For your enjoyment
  • Why We Won't Yield To Unconstitutional Gun Law [CT]

    03/31/2014 12:24:59 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 9 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | March 28, 2014 | John Cinque
    A year ago this coming Friday, the Connecticut General Assembly passed and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed into law "An Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Child Safety." This bill, which requires owners of semiautomatic rifles defined as assault weapons to register them and includes other restrictions on guns and standard-capacity magazines, was placed into law using emergency certification, which means it had no public comment or input.
  • Sen. Moran urges federal ban on gun owner data collection

    03/31/2014 6:39:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    tsln.com ^ | 24 March, 2014 | Senator Moran
    U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), along with U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and 10 of their Senate colleagues, introduced the Gun-Owner Registration Information Protect (GRIP) Act. The legislation would prohibit federal funding from being used to support a gun registry maintained by any other organization, including state and local governments. “The U.S. Constitution guarantees the ‘right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed,’ but a national firearm database would threaten that fundamental right,” Sen. Moran said. “The GRIP Act makes certain Kansans’ freedoms are not infringed upon simply because they...
  • Stockman, Miller bill restores veteran gun rights

    03/31/2014 6:00:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Human Events ^ | 23 March, 2014 | Danielle Thompson
    A 1998 agreement between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the FBI was one of the first jabs at veterans’ Second Amendment rights. The agreement was made to send the names of veterans into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, triggering a virtual lifetime ban from owning firearms of those who are labeled as “mentally incompetent,” meaning they need or desire the assistance of a fiduciary to help them manage, often complicated, financial affairs. This agreement forced law-abiding veterans into the NICS database without due process.There are legislators attempting to end the practice of forwarding names of military veterans...
  • EPA agents raid ammunition company on alleged ‘environmental violations’

    03/30/2014 7:42:36 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 75 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12:11 PM 03/28/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    Environmental Protection Agency and FBI agents raided the ammunition company USA Brass over alleged “environmental violations” early Thursday morning. NBC Montana was tipped off by witnesses that federal investigators were there until at least 4 a.m. on Thursday. Federal agents could be seen going through the company’s building and taking items to a truck parked outside. EPA lead criminal investigator Bert Marsden said that the agency was looking into alleged “environmental violations” by USA Brass. “We are investigating alleged violations of environmental law,” Marsden said on Thursday. “An investigation takes as long as it takes, and I can’t provide any...
  • MILLER: Witaschek surrenders to D.C. police ‘Gun Offenders Registry’

    03/30/2014 5:48:01 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Mar 28, 2014 | Emily Miller
    MILLER: Witaschek surrenders to D.C. police ‘Gun Offenders Registry’ Businessman convicted of having unregistered muzzleloader bullets By Emily Miller The Washington Times Friday, March 28, 2014 Mark Witaschek never had a firearm in the District of Columbia, but he is now on the city’s Gun Offenders Registry. This bizarre case has drawn national attention because an upstanding citizen was tried and convicted of possessing unregistered ammunition for muzzleloader bullets, which are simply pieces of lead and copper. On Friday afternoon, I accompanied Mr. Witaschek and his wife, Bonnie, to Metropolitan Police Department headquarters to abide by the terms of his...
  • Anti-Gun Liberal Wants to Murder NRA Board Members

    03/28/2014 4:39:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    An anti-gun liberal talk-show host apparently wants to shoot NRA board members. But, before we talk about the precarious possibility of some imbalanced leftist abusing Second Amendment rights (that he fights against) we should get some background information. Georgia has recently passed some legislation (awaiting approval from the Governor) that would expand the state’s Concealed Carry law. In short, the bill would broaden the locations that lawful concealed carry is permitted. Acceptable locations would be expanded to include churches, schools (Adam Lanza would not only be unwelcome – he’d probably be shot), airports (federal restrictions would still apply), bars (no...
  • Another anti-gun California lawmaker in legal trouble today 

    03/26/2014 9:55:23 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    examiner.com ^ | march 26, 2014 | dave workman
    Anti-gun California State Sen. Leland Yeehas been indicted on charges of public corruption, according to a breaking story in the Sacramento Bee and other news agencies, making him the second high-profile Golden State gun control proponent to wind up in trouble in the past month. The San Jose Mercury News is reporting that the FBI is serving “multiple arrest and search warrants this morning” in relation to the case. KCRA News reported that Sen. Yee, an ardent gun control proponent and sponsor of a bill last year to limit magazine capacity on so-called “assault weapons” and require fixed magazines on such firearms, is a Democrat.
  • Grant Middle School workbook’s gun-rights description has some up in arms

    03/25/2014 9:42:34 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    Illinois State Journal Register ^ | Mar 24, 2014 | Jason Nevel
    Grant Middle School workbook’s gun-rights description has some up in arms A workbook used by Grant Middle School that has generated controversy among gun-rights supporters won't be removed from the classroom. Jason Nevel Updated Mar 24, 2014 at 10:23 PM A workbook used by students at Grant Middle School that has generated controversy among gun-rights supporters has no political agenda and won't be removed from the classroom, Springfield interim Superintendent Bob Hill said Monday. Since the controversy surfaced online last week, Hill said, he's received a handful of calls and more than a dozen emails. Gun-rights supporters claim students at...
  • BEWARE: No-Knock SWAT Attacks

    03/24/2014 7:43:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 125 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    Gun owners beware. Squirt gun owners, that includes you. If a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team SUSPECTS you of crime, you may receive a late-night visit from an armed SWAT team. That’s right, an armed and militant SWAT team could trot right through your front door as you slumber this summer. No-knock warrants are increasingly used by military-style police units, like SWAT teams for drug raids. Unfortunately, SWAT teams can obtain these warrants too easily from judges and consequently do not always perform sufficient due diligence. As a result, tens of thousands of decent, law-abiding American citizens are surprised...
  • Conn. officials tell gun owners to relinquish or destroy banned assault weapons

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut officials are urging owners of now-illegal assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines to relinquish them to the police or make them permanently inoperable. The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection announced Friday it had sent a letter to owners who had failed to register the items by a Jan. 1 deadline, part of last year's gun control law. Officials offered advice on what to do now with the weapons and magazines.