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  • The NRA Shuns a Second Amendment Martyr

    06/21/2017 9:19:40 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 79 replies
    Reason ^ | June 21, 2017
    Philando Castile did what you are supposed to do if you have a concealed-carry permit and get pulled over by police: He let the officer know he had a gun. Had Castile been less forthcoming, he would still be alive. Last Friday a Minnesota jury acquitted the cop who killed Castile of second-degree manslaughter, demonstrating once again how hard it is to hold police accountable when they use unnecessary force. The verdict also sends a chilling message to gun owners, since Castile is dead because he exercised his constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Jeronimo Yanez, an officer employed...
  • Hero homeowner holds escaped Georgia inmates at gunpoint until arrests

    06/16/2017 5:57:29 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 16, 2017
    A Tennessee homeowner held two escaped inmates wanted in the killing of two prison guards at gunpoint Thursday until authorities arrived and made the arrests.Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Bill Miller said late Thursday that the homeowner caught Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose trying to steal his vehicle. Miller says the escaped Georgia inmates had crashed a car while being chased by law enforcement and fled on foot into woods along Interstate 24 near the rural community of Christiana. Miller says something alerted the homeowner that people were outside his home and he saw the men trying to steal his...
  • Sheriff: Be Armed, Be Mentally Prepared, Make Terrorists Defend Their Lives for a Change

    06/10/2017 6:58:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/9/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Florida’s Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey is urging law-abiding Americans to arm up, get familiar with their firearm, and be ready to make terrorists worry about defending their own lives, for a change. Ivey made these comments in a video he posted to Facebook in reaction to the horrendous attacks on unarmed, law-abiding Londoners. Looking at terror attacks around the world, Ivey observed: Terrorists and active shooters are using every weapon available to target citizens. Guns, knives, trucks, hammers, and even explosives have all become the weapon of choice for murderers who only have one goal–killing innocent and law-abiding citizens....
  • Peter Hitchens on freedom vs. gun control (UK citizens could own guns before 1920)

    06/03/2017 6:28:22 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 30 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10/16/2014 | Robbbing Hood UK
    (Peter Hitchens at :29)....no they can't shoot me because they've been disarmed by the state. A couple of interesting points that people need to consider until the year 1920, Steven touched upon, the gun laws of this country made Texas look effeminate. There was complete freedom in this country to own and buy guns to such an extent that the unarmed police at one major incident in London where they had to deal with a foreign anarchist gang in 1909 borrowed guns from passers by to shoot them..... (at 2:43)...At one point in our history citizens were actually required to...
  • California: One-Gun-a-Month Bill Passes Senate as House of Origin Deadline Approaches

    06/01/2017 10:05:02 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 17 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 5/31/2017 | Unknown
    The deadline to pass bills from their house of origin is this Friday, June 2. Yesterday, May 30, the Senate passed anti-gun bill, Senate Bill 497, which extends California’s one-handgun-a-month limitation to all guns, by a vote of 25 – 13. It is obvious this legislation is another attempt to place more barriers on those exercising their rights and does nothing to address the criminal misuse of firearms or firearm trafficking. Criminals who generally acquire their firearms through illicit means will continue to ignore California’s stringent laws including limitations on the number of firearms that can be acquired within a...
  • SECOND AMENDMENT PRIMER

    05/31/2017 2:33:24 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/31/17 | Andrew Benjamin
    "Shall Not Be Infringed" Weapons change, but the man who uses them changes not at all.”—Gen. George S. Patton It seems that a segment of the shooting population pines for the old times, and actually believes things were better way back when. Guns were in .30 cal and .45 ACP, the uniforms were pressed to a razor’s edge, and Mitsubishi was a thing only known for being shot out of the sky. Back when the ships were made of wood, and the men were made of iron. But the truth is, weapons evolve. And you either get with that evolution,...
  • Guns on AMC's tv series "The Son"

    05/31/2017 6:29:37 AM PDT · by Notthemomma · 6 replies
    NY Gun Forums ^ | April 23, 2017 | various
    Wonderful and informative discussion thread on the historically-accurate and varied guns in AMC's current tv series "The Son." For example: "....hello all I was the armorer on THE SON. The Lewis gun was Adopted buy Belgium in 1912 and the British soon after so its use in 1915 not a stretch. Eli's Pistol is a 1911 Colt 45 ACP, it is a true repo of a 1911 (Cimarron WILD BUNCH 1911) not a 1911 A1 which wasn't introduced till 1921 .. The extended 351cal 1907 WIN SLR mags are 10 rounders. In eps 5 Sally holds Pete's 1st Model Hand...
  • Pennsylvania Republican Pushing Ban on Private Gun Sales

    05/29/2017 7:32:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 28 May 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Pennsylvania State Rep. Jamie Santora (R-163) is pushing a ban on private gun sales nearly identical to the ones Michael Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action pushed in Washington state, Maine, and Nevada. Santora’s bill would bar the private sales that Americans have enjoyed since the Second Amendment was ratified in 1791 and would require that every sale be processed in front of an agent of the government via a background check. This means that law-abiding Pennsylvanians selling a gun to a fellow hunter, lifelong co-worker, or childhood friend would have to seek out a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder and the...
  • 10th Circuit holds Municipal Court Convictions of Domestic Violence do not Eliminate 2A Rights

    05/29/2017 6:13:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The 10th Circuit has issued an opinion that convictions of municipal and local ordinances for domestic violence do not remove a person's rights under the Second Amendment. Current federal law makes a person who has been convicted of domestic violence under "Federal, State, or Tribal law" a prohibited possessor who may not legally purchase or possess firearms or ammunition. In this case, U.S.A. v. Pauler, the defendant, Alexander J. Pauler, had been convicted of violating a Wichita, Kansas municipal ordinance against domestic violence. From hutchnews.com: WICHITA – A Kansas man convicted of misdemeanor domestic battery under a city ordinance...
  • Competing Federal Knife Bills Blunt Reform Efforts

    05/24/2017 12:08:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    ammoland ^ | 24 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    With Donald Trump as President, now is the time to reform federal knife laws and to protect knife owners from abusive state laws.Two different bills have been introduced, one in the House, H.R. 84, by Knife Rights, and one in the Senate, S. 1092, by American Knife and Tool Institute (AKTI). The two bills are based on continuing efforts by both groups. They are superficially similar, but differ in crucial details. Both bills are fairly short. As with all legislation, you have to read the language very carefully and critically to understand some of the differences.The Knife Rights bill...
  • Peruta Likely to be Heard by the Supreme Court

    05/20/2017 8:16:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Rumors are flying that the Supreme Court to hear the appeal to the 9th Circuit decision on Peruta v. California.  It makes sense that the Court would agree to hear the appeal now that Justice Gorsuch is on the Court.  From scotusblog.com: There is only one new relist this week – but oh, what a relist it is. Peruta v. California, 16-894, asks whether the Second Amendment entitles citizens to carry handguns outside the home for self-defense – including concealed carry when carrying firearms openly is forbidden by state law. Under California law, openly carrying a handgun outside the...
  • LA: Constitutional Carry Bill Killed in Committee

    05/19/2017 4:59:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    HB 68 (Constitutional Carry), was killed in the House Committee on Criminal Justice in an 8-5 vote. The vote was not recorded, so we do not know who voted which way.  There are 10 Republicans, 8 Democrats, and 1 independent on the committee. That is 19 members. But only 13 members voted. Who were the absent committee members? No one who knows is willing to say. From wafb.com: BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The House Committee on Criminal Justice shot down a bill Wednesday that would have eliminated the process for obtaining a concealed carry permit. Representative Barry Ivey...
  • Caught on Camera: Concealed Carrier Shoots and Kills Armed Car Jacker [VIDEO]

    05/11/2017 8:53:02 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    tribunist.com ^ | May 11, 2017
    An unnamed motorist at a gas station in Elmwood Park, Illinois, shot and killed a would-be carjacker in early April, the whole event being caught on the station’s security cameras. However, police say the motorist acted in self defence and will not be charged for the incident.
  • KS: Gun-Phobic Professor Leaves a University Because of Campus Carry

    05/11/2017 6:52:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from fox4kc.com An associate professor of history and American studies has taken a job at a university in a state that bans concealed carry in its classrooms. Jacob S. Dorman has taken the occasion  to let us know that restoring the exercise of Second Amendment rights at public institutions is the reason that he has left Kansas University. From Jacob S. Dorman's open letter: In light of the state of Kansas’ apparent determination to allow the concealed carry of firearms in the classrooms of the University of Kansas, I am writing to tender my resignation effective two weeks...
  • (Venezuela Protest Yesterday) Parte de la repression al pueblo venezolano este Miercoles #10 Mayo

    05/11/2017 3:56:19 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5/10/2017 | Maduradas
    Description of video: In the first ten seconds protestors hold rocks and containers of feces and excrement to hurl at the government riot police and thugs. Masked and helmeted protestors walk towards the regime forces, their path blocked. The protestors mass their makeshift shields, tear gas projectiles thrown back as they land on shields and bounce off. (The thugs are firing head on into protestors bodies) Eventually the "Bull Connor Trucks" move in with water cannon dousing and toppling protestors. Protestors fighting back. At times they approach the water cannon trucks and beat on them with their shields. At the...
  • As Chicago gangs escalate to rifles: Answering a new danger to cops and civilians (barf alert)

    05/09/2017 4:36:26 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 09 may 2017
    Chicago police are used to facing the possibility of death every time they put on their badges. But it's safe to assume they paid special attention to the alert on police radio channels Monday advising them to "expect a heightened presence of Satan Disciples" in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the city's Southwest Side. The real news: "This gang is in possession of numerous military-style rifles that are capable of piercing police protection." Shootings in Chicago, as in most places, are usually done with handguns, which have the advantage of being relatively inexpensive and easy to conceal. But in recent...
  • Hearing Protection Act on the move but facing uphill struggle (video)

    05/06/2017 12:04:24 AM PDT · by RC one · 23 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 5/04/17 | Chris Eger
    A campaign on Capitol Hill to remove suppressors from National Firearms Act regulations is tracking but still has a long way to go before becoming law.Guns.com spoke with industry insiders about the Hearing Protection Act on the eve of the 146th National Rifle Association Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta last week, who argued the measure has a fighting chance.“The Hearing Protection Act is alive and well in both the House and the Senate,” said Knox Williams, executive director of the American Suppressor Association. “It’s made tremendous strides, but it still has a long way to go.”The bill was introduced...
  • Handgun Acquisitions in California After Two Mass Shootings

    05/03/2017 12:52:35 PM PDT · by Thalean · 11 replies
    Annals of Internal Medicine Study 2012-2016 via Stanford University ^ | May 1, 2017 | David Studdert, Yifan Zhang PhD, Jonathan Rodden PhD, Rob Hyndman PhD, Garen Wintemute, MD, MPH
    New study from Stanford University confirms what conservatives have been saying for years: most people (liberals included) recognize that handguns are better protection than calling the police in violent situations. Here are the key points from the study, which focused on California: 1) Handgun sales spike after mass shootings (account for 10% of total handgun sales in a given year). 2) Most of those buyers are 1st-time buyers. 3) The main reason cited by said buyers was "personal protection". 4) In California, handgun sales are up 300% in the last decade alone, greatly exceeding population growth.
  • Nevadans for Background Checks shifting blame for its $20M mistake

    05/03/2017 10:33:27 AM PDT · by VegasVictor · 14 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | May 2, 2017 | Victor Joecks
    It’s much easier to look for a scapegoat than admit you made a $20 million mistake. That’s what Nevadans for Background Checks tried to do during a Friday news conference that called on Attorney General Adam Laxalt to enforce its background-check initiative. Last fall’s Question 1 ballot initiative mandated background checks for private-party gun sales and transfers. The initiative writers could have required that Nevada perform the background checks for those transactions. Instead, they required licensed dealers to do them through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System. “The reason it was written saying that NICS was going to...
  • The Importance of the Second Amendment

    04/29/2017 5:02:15 PM PDT · by davikkm · 7 replies
    IWB ^ | Gabrielle Seunagal
    Friday marked the first day of this year’s annual gathering of the National Rifle Association convention. NRA leaders and members are meeting at the Georgia World Congress Center on April 28-30 to admire the plethora of guns that embody America’s beloved Second Amendment. I was privileged enough to attend the event today and broaden my horizons. In addition to briefly scoping the exhibit hall, I shot mock air-guns and listened to phenomenal speeches delivered by Chris Cox, Ted Cruz, President Trump, Antonia Okafor, and many others who value the sanctity of life and the innate right to defend oneself. The...