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  • Slate Makes Great Case in Favor of Right to Bear Arms

    08/04/2015 5:57:34 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 4, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    An online magazine has made a terrific case in favor of the right to bear arms. Was it an NRA publication? Nope. Perhaps one of the conservative magazines such as National Review or American Spectator? Nope. The magazine was actually Slate. Slate? Yes, liberal Slate magazine has published an article making one of the strongest cases in favor of the right of citizens to bear arms that I have seen in a long time.The strong defense of the Second Amendment came in a speculative Slate article about what would have happened if Germany had attempted to invade the United States...
  • Bloomberg Funded Anti-Second Amendment Site Comes Online

    08/03/2015 5:37:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Michael Bloomberg has a lot of money to spend to work at restricting Americans right to keep and bear arms.  One of the latest projects is an online publication called "The Trace".  The Washington Examiner says both the New York's "Capital" and the NRA agree that the site's purpose is to push Bloomberg's views.  From washingtonexaminer.com: The National Rifle Association doesn't buy it. "This project is yet another illustration of Bloomberg's ego-driven zeal to control other Americans and diminish not just their rights, but their access to reliable information about their rights," its lobbying shop said. and In the...
  • Amy Schumer, Chuck Schumer team up for gun control

    08/03/2015 8:17:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    Newsday ^ | 8/3/15
    Stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer is teaming up with New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to call for tighter gun control. She will join the senator on Monday as he unveils a three-part plan that would make it harder for violent criminals and mentally ill to obtain guns. They cited the recent shooting in a Louisiana movie theater that killed two women and injured nine others during a screening of the movie "Trainwreck" starring Amy Schumer. Amy Schumer is the senator's cousin.
  • Ted Nugent: Jimmy Kimmel Should 'Get a Damn Life'

    08/02/2015 12:41:02 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 02 Aug 2015 01:37 PM | Greg Richter
    ...The dentist, Walter Palmer, has been in hiding since word of the kill was reported in the media last week. Nugent, appearing Sunday on "The Rita Cosby Show" on WABC in New York, said he is dubious of media reports that the lion was lured out of a sanctuary because of the number of untrue statements the media has made about him in the past. If he could talk to Palmer, Nugent said, "I would say I'm sorry that our society has become so dumbed down and so soul-less, as to threaten you and your family's lives, because you killed...
  • Spoiler Alert: People With No Firearms Training Get Killed In Self-Defense Simulator

    08/02/2015 10:38:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 96 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Okay. I mean, this shouldn’t be a shocker, but people who have no firearms training didn’t survive the firearms training simulator located at Prince George's County Police Department in Maryland. Another non-surprise is that police officers did well; though some might add that concealed carry holders spend more time at the range than police officers. Regardless, the Washington Post  reported on how determining life and death situations–and when to use deadly force–is difficult; something that any gun owner, or person with common sense, would already know: [A] new study from researchers at Mount St. Mary's University sheds some light on why people...
  • Gun control advocates launch campaign to drop gun emoji from iPhones (VIDEO)

    07/31/2015 10:13:01 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    Guns.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | by Chris Eger
    An anti-gun organization in New York on Thursday debuted a social media campaign to convince Apple to remove the ideogram depicting a gun from their iPhones.Watch the YouTube Video. New Yorkers Against Gun Violence kicked off their “Disarm the iPhone” drive this week with a website, video and press release targeting the popular mobile devices. The group cautions that the emoji, one of hundreds on the product that come preloaded from the factory, reflects the ready access to guns in the country.“We realized that many Americans unknowingly carry a gun with them every day. The one that was given to...
  • Father Who Shot Down Drone Hovering Over His House as Daughter Sunbathed is Arrested

    08/01/2015 7:57:03 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 76 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 07/31/2015 | dailymail.com reporter
    A father shot was arrested after shooting down an $1,800 drone that was hovering over his sunbathing daughter. William H. Merideth, 47, from Kentucky was charged with first degree criminal mischief and first-degree wanton endangerment. The owner of the drone claims he was only trying to take pictures of a friend's house, when Merideth shot at the device, sending it crashing into a field near his yard last weekend.
  • Pentagon signals move to arm more troops at recruiting stations

    07/31/2015 7:13:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | July 30, 2015 | JAMES ROSEN
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter has given his top commanders the green light to allow more troops to carry weapons at U.S. bases, with a focus on recruiting stations, Reserve centers and other softer military targets. Carter’s actions came two weeks after a Kuwaiti-born gunman killed four Marines and a sailor before police slayed him at the Navy reserve center in Chattanooga, Tenn. “The tragic shooting on July 16 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, illustrates the continuing threat to DOD personnel in the U.S. homeland posed by homegrown violent extremists,” Carter wrote in a memo released Thursday by the Pentagon. In the memo,...
  • Minnesota: Pro-Gun Omnibus Legislation Takes Full Effect Tomorrow

    07/31/2015 4:14:10 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 1 replies
    NRA ^ | 7-31-15 | NRA-ILA
    Tomorrow, August 1, all remaining pro-gun provisions of Senate File 878 will now be in effect. Starting tomorrow, the use of firearm sound suppressors for the taking of wildlife will be allowed in Minnesota. By the end of the year, 37 states will allow for the use of firearm sound suppressors while hunting. SF 878, as previously reported, was passed with strong bipartisan support in both chambers and signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton (D). Other pro-gun provisions of SF 878 include: Minnesota is now aligned with more than 40 other states that have conformed their statutes to federal...
  • OBAMA GOES NUCLEAR ON IRAN DEAL OPPONENTS

    07/31/2015 3:21:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama has decided that two wildly unpopular policies, one foreign and one domestic, will be the final legacy of his wildly unpopular administration. The domestic policy is gun control. The foreign policy is Iranian nukes. While Americans will be disarmed, Iran will be getting ready for its ballistic missiles. Ramming through wildly unpopular policies is what this administration does best. More than anything else, this administration will be remembered for the mix of bullying, smears, pop culture distractions, outright lies, bureaucratic sabotage and blatant lawbreaking with which it achieved its policy goals.
  • Michigan Officer Shells Out $35,000 For Open Carry Stop

    07/31/2015 12:21:32 PM PDT · by archy · 28 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 30 July 2015 | Bob Owens
    Michigan Officer Shells Out $35,000 For Open Carry Stop Posted by Bob Owens on July 30, 2015 at 2:03 pm ď‚‚ Somehow, I donÂ’t think Flint Township Police will be stopping people who open carry firearms any time soon unless they have a darn good reason. A man who claimed he was wrongfully arrested on Christmas Eve while legally open-carrying his pistol has reached a $35,000 settlement with the officer who stopped him, according to the manÂ’s attorney. John David McMorris reached the agreement Tuesday, July 28, after he sued Flint Township Police and Sgt. Russell Fries following his Dec....
  • Facebook Comment Aimed at Gun Owner Could Land VA Psychiatrist in Big Trouble

    07/30/2015 4:07:07 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 42 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | july 29, 2015 | jon street
    A Veterans Affairs psychiatrist walked back a comment he made on Facebook Tuesday in which he told a gun rights supporter to “off yourself.” Gregg Gorton’s Facebook page says he is both a professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and a staff psychiatrist at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he has worked for 11 years, WCAU-TV reported. Gorton was responding to another online user who posted a comment in favor of more people owning guns. The original Facebook status was also posted by an apparent gun rights supporter, the Military Times reported. “This is why I always carry...
  • American Hunter Killed Cecil, Beloved Lion That Was Lured Out of Its Sanctuary

    07/29/2015 1:09:51 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 170 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | By KATIE ROGERS
    Cecil, a 13-year-old lion, wandered out of his sanctuary in a national park in Zimbabwe this month, following the scent of a potential snack. At the other end of Cecil’s search was a lure, placed there by hunters who, conservationists say, wanted their prey to cross into unprotected territory so they could kill him. Cecil, well known to those who visited the Hwange National Park in western Zimbabwe for his jet black mane, was beheaded, according to conservation officials. His corpse was left to rot in the sun. Zimbabwean officials said that Dr. Walter J. Palmer, an American hunter known...
  • The Top ten lies of the national Socialist LEFT [Lies 10 –7]

    07/28/2015 3:39:28 PM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 7 replies
    7/28/2015
    In part one we endeavored to introduce the subject matter of studying the national socialist left’s biggest Lies: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3311356/posts This part will be some of the national Socialist Left’s miscellaneous lies, part II will be gun grabber lies and part IV will be Lies that go directly to the heart of who and what of the national Socialist LEFT Now without any further ado we present the national Socialist left’s biggest lies 10 – 7: 10. You have a right to ______________ [healthcare, to be ‘safe’ from gun violence, etc.] 9. The Obama economy is up and the unemployment rate...
  • Poll: more Americans see guns as part of the solution, not the problem

    07/28/2015 6:53:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    As with every such tragedy, the recent shooting in a Lafayette, Louisiana theater has brought yet another round of calls for increased gun control measures from liberal politicians. (And, sadly, a few Republicans as well.) Gun rights advocates have had to once again trudge out in front of the cameras and explain why this is precisely the wrong sort of thinking when dealing with the problems of madmen and violence. The job really shouldn’t be all that hard, particularly in light of yet another poll which shows that Americans increasingly seem to agree that a good guy with a...
  • Martin O’Malley: ‘Ban Sale Of Assault Weapons,’ Launch ‘National Gun Registry’

    07/27/2015 10:02:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/26/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 24, the day after John Russell Houser allegedly used a handgun to kill two people in Lafayette, Louisiana, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley called on Congress to ban “the sale of assault weapons” and “[establish] a national gun registry.” He also said it is time to “[increase] inspections” on gun shops and mandate that gun owners lock up their guns in their homes.
  • Alabama governor lifts gun free zones at state rest areas

    07/27/2015 9:40:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    guns.com ^ | 7/27/2015 | Chris Eger
    Gov. Robert Bentley late Friday ordered workers to remove “no weapons beyond this point” signs at all state rest areas. The governor’s move came following a back and forth between Alabama Department of Transportation and state lawmakers over the legality of banning guns at rest areas for all those other than law enforcement.
  • What Gun Should I Get?

    07/27/2015 3:42:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    Dr. Seuss’ new book, “What Pet Should I Get?” inspired me to write a Seuss-style poem from the perspective of a mother who wants a gun to defend her family. My poem is a plea for 2nd Amendment rights in the wake of recent mass tragedies committed by Dylann Roof, Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez and John Houser. As you know, I’ve written many columns in defense of gun rights. However, given last week’s tragic shooting in a Louisiana movie theatre, I will try reaching hearts and minds by presenting my facts in a more creative way. Please share this column with...
  • Man Arrested for Hollywood Street Execution is Rapper Who Served on LAPD Advisory Board

    07/26/2015 8:46:48 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 25,2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    The case of the execution-style Black-on-White murder on a Hollywood street this past Fourth of July weekend took a bizarre turn Friday night with the arrest of the suspect who is now being held on $1 million bail. Ezeoma Obioha, the 31-year-old man arrested by Los Angeles police for the murder Carrie Jean Melvin, also 31, was known to police—as a civilian member of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Area Community-Police Advisory Board with the title of Secretary. Obioha was a rapper and entrepreneur who presented himself as being “all about protecting the community” and helping stop young minorities...
  • Woman who shot alleged attacker may have slain a serial killer, police say

    07/26/2015 8:41:41 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/25/2015 | Peter Holley
    A woman in Charleston, W.Va., may have saved her own life and the lives of many other women, as well, when she shot and killed an alleged attacker in her home last week. Neal Falls showed up at the woman’s home on July 18 after answering an escort ad she had placed on Backpage.com, according to police. He showed up with a “kill list,” multiple pairs of handcuffs and a Subaru full of weapons and tools, including a shovel, knives, a bulletproof vest, a machete, bleach, trash bags, sledgehammers and axes, according to Fox affiliate KPTV. In Falls’s pocket, police...
  • Why Are ‘Customers’ So Angry About This New Book on Marriage and Religious Freedom?

    07/25/2015 8:08:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 19, 2015 | Marguerite Bowling
    Is the debate about marriage over after the Supreme Court’s June decision to redefine marriage in all fifty states? That’s what some Amazon.com reviewers are insisting after a new book was released last week. The book, “Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom,” is a roadmap from Ryan Anderson, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, on how the conservative movement can move forward in promoting marriage and protecting religious freedom after the Supreme Court’s ruling. “I wrote this book for all Americans. For those who disagree with me, to at least understand the viewpoint of roughly...
  • Sen. Heller, John McCain Wouldn't Accept Amendment to Arm Troops on Bases Before Chattanooga Attack

    07/25/2015 12:42:50 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 22 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 7/25/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During a July 23 interview on the Lars Larson Show, Senator Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) said that in June he “submitted an amendment” to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) “to give military base commanders the authority to allow service members to carry personal firearms.” That was weeks before the heinous attack on Chattanooga, but he says the amendment went nowhere because Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) “didn’t want the amendment as part of the bill and wouldn’t accept it.” On July 21–just 5 days after the heinous attack in Chattanooga–Senator Heller re-introduced his amendment...
  • Chris Christie Scolds Iowa Gun Activist on Record

    07/25/2015 5:28:08 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 36 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7-25-15 | Todd Beaman
    Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie Saturday scolded a gun-rights activist in a testy exchange at a town hall event in Iowa, saying at one point: "Give me one. One fact. Got one?" "I'm still waiting for one fact from you, one fact about me being anti-gun," Christie told the man at a community college in Ankeny, Iowa, The Des Moines Register reports. About 120 people attended the event. The man, who only said that he was a member of the Iowa Gun Owners group, questioned Christie on a 2013 proposal for a statewide gun-owner identification program, according to the Register....
  • Granny’s Got a Gun: More Seniors Now Purchasing Firearms

    07/25/2015 9:13:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    If you thought the elderly's weapon of choice was their knitting needle, think again. A growing trend reveals that today’s senior citizens are taking advantage of their Second Amendment rights just as much as younger generations. One gun store in Georgia, Sandy Springs Gun Club and Range, has seen an influx of senior citizens eager to get their hands on firearms. Sandy Springs records show a 30 percent increase among seniors buying guns, or showing up for target practice. Even more telling are statistics from Dekalb County which show that out of 1,800 gun applications, 244 were over 55 years old....
  • Obama admits US gun laws are his 'biggest frustration'

    07/23/2015 10:54:58 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 38 replies
    BBC News ^ | 24 July 2015
    President Barack Obama has admitted that his failure to pass "common sense gun safety laws" in the US is the greatest frustration of his presidency. In an interview with the BBC, Mr Obama said it was "distressing" not to have made progress on the issue "even in the face of repeated mass killings". He vowed to keep trying, but the BBC's North America editor Jon Sopel said the president did not sound very confident.
  • Baltimore police investigate 2nd triple shooting within 24 hours

    07/23/2015 8:49:01 PM PDT · by RC one · 30 replies
    abcNews.com ^ | Jul 23, 2015 | By: WMAR Staff
    BALTIMORE, Md. - Baltimore police are investigating the second triple shooting in the city within 24 hours after three shooting victims walked into an area hospital. Officers responded to a local hospital Wednesday night where medical staff directed them to three men suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Two of the victims, ages 21 and 29, had injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening. A third victim had a gunshot wounds to the chest and was listed in critical condition Thursday morning. Detectives determined that the three men were shot in the 2000 block of N. Forest Park Avenue in...
  • Disarmed military personnel are sitting ducks for terror attacks

    07/23/2015 10:02:06 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 23, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    In the wake of the Chattanooga shootings, in which five unnamed U.S. servicemen were murdered by a self-radicalized jihadist, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno suggested that allowing soldiers on base or at recruiting centers “could cause more problems than it solves.” With all due respect to his service and status, this is nonsense.
  • Meghan McCain Brings Virtual 'Fairness Doctrine' To Talk Radio

    07/22/2015 3:45:13 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 52 replies
    Renew America ^ | July 22, 2015 | Gina Miller
    I admit that I am truly baffled and quite irked by the decision of Premiere Radio Networks to hire Senator John McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain, to host the nationally syndicated radio talk show, America Now. I'm baffled, because America Now is carried on conservative talk radio stations, and Meghan McCain is not a conservative (more on that in a moment), so conservative talk show listeners will tune out each time she signs on. That's a fact. We are bombarded with leftist media tripe everywhere we turn. We don't want it on our conservative talk stations, too, thank you very much....
  • Defend the Little Sisters of the Poor -- and American Liberty

    07/22/2015 2:53:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    No group in the United States today is making a stronger stand for liberty than the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of Catholic nuns dedicated to running nursing homes for the elderly poor. Every friend of freedom should rally to their cause. The federal government is now seeking to deny these sisters freedom of conscience. It has already taken its case against their liberty all the way through the U.S. Court of Appeal for the 10th Circuit. If the government succeeds, it means Catholic nuns in this country can no longer freely exercise their Catholic faith. They must...
  • Obama Takes Sick Revenge on Gun Store Owner Who Dared to Ban Muslims

    07/22/2015 2:55:59 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 110 replies
    A Florida gun store operator has banned Muslims from his establishment, arguing that he has a right to deny service to anyone he considers a threat. Andy Hallinan made his decision after the shootings at military installations in Chattanooga, Tenn., last week. Florida Gun Supply of Inverness, Fla., was declared a “Muslim-free zone” in a video Hallinan posted online over the weekend. In response, President Barack Obama’s Department of Justice announced that it would launch a civil rights investigation into Hallinan’s establishment. That’s the Obama administration: a radical Islamic extremist kills five American servicemen and the Pentagon suggests that recruiting...
  • Jon Stewart To President Obama: Act Quickly If You’re Going ‘To Take Away Americans’ Guns’

    07/22/2015 9:16:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/22/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During the July 21 airing of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart told President Barack Obama he needs to act quickly if he’s going to “take away Americans’ guns and declare martial law.” Obama walked out to sit beside Stewart amid rousing rounds of applause. The two exchanged niceties amid laughter, with Stewart pointing out Obama has “about a year” left in office and Obama responded by saying he is going to issue an executive order forbidding Stewart from leaving The Daily Show. (Stewart previously announced he is leaving the show in August.) According to Deadline, Stewart then...
  • Man killed and another injured after confronting group of taggers in Anaheim

    07/21/2015 12:08:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    ANAHEIM – Two men were shot late Sunday night, and one died Monday morning, in an unincorporated area west of the city, officials said. Dave Bruce Douglas, 51, and a second man were in a Ford SUV around 10 p.m. Sunday near Lullaby Lane and Poona Drive when they had a confrontation with three to five men who were on foot outside of the vehicle, Orange County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Jeff Hallock said. Both men live in the neighborhood and drove by the group who were in their late teens or early 20s and who were spray painting, or tagging,...
  • Government: You Want Your Social Security? Fine. Then Give Us Your Guns!

    07/20/2015 4:50:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action: "As the LA Times reported on July 18, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is currently developing a program to strip the Second Amendment Rights of over four million Americans currently receiving SSA benefits through a 'representative payee.' Not only would this amount to the largest gun grab in American history, but according to the published report," in the LA Times, "would take place without any due process protections for recipients, amounting to a nullification of Second Amendment rights for millions of Americans who don’t pose a threat to themselves or anyone...
  • After Chatanooga shooting, Congress weighs arming troops on bases

    07/20/2015 9:43:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 20, 2015 | Shontee Pant
    The Armed Services Committees are working to allow commanders to carry personal firearms through the National Defense Authorization Act. The House Armed Services chairmen are working together to “do more to protect our troops” following a deadly shooting on July 16 in Tennessee, according to a statement released Friday. A recent shooting in Chattanooga, Tenn. which claimed the lives of four Marines at military recruiting stations, has rekindled debate over rules prohibiting members of the military from carrying concealed weapons on military bases. ... The concealed-weapon amendment, if included in the final version of the bill, would allow the commander...
  • This gun control tactic is hard to shoot down (barf alert)

    07/20/2015 7:04:43 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 8 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 20 july 2015
    Aside from picking office holders, Nevada voters next year will have the opportunity to help keep guns out of the wrong hands. Granted, we can’t always identify “the wrong hands” because many crimes are committed in the passion of the moment by first-time gun-wielders who might not fit the profile of a gunman-in-waiting. But as a society, we at least can try to weed out those people who, on the face of it, shouldn’t be allowed to carry a weapon. It’s an obvious group: felons, domestic abusers and the mentally ill who have been identified by the state as having...
  • Exit of Anti-Defamation League head marks shift for US Jews

    07/20/2015 1:05:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 18, 2015 11:43 AM EDT | Rachel Zoll
    Over 28 years as head of the Anti-Defamation League, Abe Foxman emerged as a forceful torchbearer for American Jews. He counseled presidents and diplomats, CEOs and celebrities. He took on prominent figures over anti-Semitic remarks or representations—actor Mel Gibson among them—and accepted any ensuing apologies on behalf of an entire community. No other U.S. Jewish leader has wielded as much influence with policymakers, faith leaders and U.S. Jews. On Monday, Foxman retires as national director, a major moment of transition in American Jewish life that raises questions about the future of the organization known as the ADL. […] The ADL...
  • Obama looks to ban Social Security recipients from owning guns

    07/19/2015 4:48:03 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 61 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 19, 2015
    The Obama administration wants to keep people collecting Social Security benefits from owning guns if it is determined they are unable to manage their own affairs, the Los Angeles Times reported. The push, which could potentially affect millions whose monthly disability payments are handled by others, is intended to bring the Social Security Administration in line with laws that prevent gun sales to felons, drug addicts, immigrants in the United States illegally, and others, according to the paper. The language of federal gun laws restricts ownership to people who are unable to manage their own affairs due to "marked subnormal...
  • Obama pushes to extend gun background checks to Social Security

    07/18/2015 9:46:09 AM PDT · by PROCON · 85 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | July 18, 2015 | Alan Zarembo
    Seeking tighter controls over firearm purchases, the Obama administration is pushing to ban Social Security beneficiaries from owning guns if they lack the mental capacity to manage their own affairs, a move that could affect millions whose monthly disability payments are handled by others. The push is intended to bring the Social Security Administration in line with laws regulating who gets reported to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, which is used to prevent gun sales to felons, drug addicts, immigrants in the country illegally and others. A potentially large group within Social Security are people who,...
  • Report: As Conceal Carry Permits Climb, Murder Rates Drop

    07/19/2015 1:51:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    Gun control advocates insist that tougher gun laws will reduce murder rates, but according to a new report by the Crime Prevention Research Center, just the opposite has been true under President Obama. Since President Obama’s election the number of concealed handgun permits has soared, growing from 4.6 million in 2007 to over 12.8 million this year. Among the findings in our report: -- The number of concealed handgun permits is increasing at an ever- increasing rate. Over the past year, 1.7 million additional new permits have been issued – a 15.4% increase in just one single year. This is the largest...
  • Abbott orders Texas National Guard to carry guns at military facilities

    07/18/2015 11:11:40 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 43 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 07/18/2015 | Robert T. Garrett
    AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott says he is reluctantly asking Texas Military Forces to arm soldiers at their home bases after Thursday’s attacks at military sites in Tennessee that killed four Marines and one sailor. Abbott said in a release Saturday that he will authorize Adjutant General John Nichols of the Texas National Guard to arm National Guard personnel at military facilities across Texas. Abbott’s move followed shootings on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn. “It is with a heavy heart that I issue this order,” he said. The Republican governor said the Chattanooga events made “clear that our military...
  • The ‘Other Country’ Fallacy

    07/19/2015 8:03:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    welikeshooting.com ^ | 7/17/2015 | Savage One
    Whenever an argument comes up for gun control, the United Kingdom and Australia are brought forth as examples where gun control ‘worked’. “Australia and the UK banned a lot of guns and instituted strict gun control and their gun crime went down, so if other countries besides the US can ‘make gun control work’ we should follow their example here”. There are a number of fallacies and biases that this line of reasoning adheres to; correlation = causation, , single cause fallacy, the ‘bandwagon’ fallacy or ‘appeal to popularity, and confirmation bias through functional fixation, otherwise known as technological determinism...
  • Question of the day: Will the National Socialist Left Now call for the banning of Radical Islam?

    07/17/2015 9:54:20 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 33 replies
    7/17/2015
    Here lays the supreme problem for the National Socialist Left in attempting to exploit every tragedy for crass political gain against their enemies. They often get hoisted on their own petard when their rank hypocrisy is shown in stark relief for all the world to see. Now that we know that the Chattanooga shooter was motivated by radical Islam, will the National Socialist Left have the balls to oppose a REAL enemy instead of one THEY KNOW won’t retaliate against their rank oppressive tendencies? Or will they ‘Cair’? It’s a sure bet that whenever a shooting takes place in a...
  • Four servicemen killed and one critical after gunman opens fire with 'high-powered rifle'..

    07/16/2015 11:59:56 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 289 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 16, 2015 | Ashley Collman - DM
    Sources say four military members were killed and a cop injured after a gunman opened fire on recruitment offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee Shots rang out at military recruitment offices in a strip mall on Lee Highway just before 11amActive shooting situation then moved several miles north to a U.S. Naval Reserve Center near the Chattanooga State Community College campusJust before 1:30pm, the Chattanooga police tweeted that the active shooter situation was over Multiple local stations are reporting that the shooter is dead Four military members were killed this morning and at least one police officer injured, when a gunman opened fire...
  • 'Active shooter incident' reported at Tennessee naval center

    07/16/2015 9:15:31 AM PDT · by Sopater · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/16/15 | CNN Staff
    Authorities were investigating an "active shooter incident" Thursday at the Naval Reserve Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Fire Chief Randy Jackson said. "Horrific incident in our community," tweeted Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke. "We will release details as they are confirmed. Prayers to all those affected."
  • Micro Black Aces Shotgun! Is it Legal?

    07/15/2015 3:19:08 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 37 replies
    Guns America ^ | 7/9/15 | Jacob Epstein
    Black Aces is offering a discount for GunsAmerica readers. If you’ve been thinking about buying a DT now might be the time. Use the code GA10 when ordering and get 10% off. Check out Black Aces: http://www.blackacestactical.com/dt These aren’t easy to find, either. Ordering is easy enough, but they’re not languishing on store shelves, if you know what mean. As of the writing of this, only one lucky reader can buy one on GunsAmerica: http://www.gunsamerica.com/Black Aces DT During the course of this review, I asked Black Aces Tactical’s Eric Lemoine what DT stands for. “DT stands for Delirium Tremens,” Lemoine...
  • He’s a ‘mole!’ ‘The View’ co-host has bombshell REPUGNANT theory about Kate Steinle murder

    07/11/2015 11:04:13 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 59 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 7/10/14 | Michael Shauss
    A leading member of the liberal media is trying to link Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign to an outrageous murder allegedly committed by an illegal immigrant. Raven-Symoné Pearman of ABC’s “The View” showed her conspiratorial side when she told her co-hosts that the murder of Kate Steinle, 32, by an illegal alien in San Francisco might have been connected to, if not orchestrated by, Trump’s campaign. According to The Wrap, the newest co-host of ABC’s daytime talk show started explaining her theory by weighing in on why she thinks Trump is running for president. Apparently it’s all a vast conspiracy to...
  • In Fiery Speeches, Francis Excoriates Global Capitalism

    07/13/2015 3:11:23 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 78 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com ^ | July 11, 2015 | JIM YARDLEY & BINYAMIN APPELBAUM
    ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay — His speeches can blend biblical fury with apocalyptic doom. Pope Francis does not just criticize the excesses of global capitalism. He compares them to the “dung of the devil.” He does not simply argue that systemic “greed for money” is a bad thing. He calls it a “subtle dictatorship” that “condemns and enslaves men and women.” Having returned to his native Latin America, Francis has renewed his left-leaning critiques on the inequalities of capitalism, describing it as an underlying cause of global injustice, and a prime cause of climate change. Francis escalated that line last week when...
  • The Majority of Catholic Republicans Believe in Climate Change

    07/13/2015 11:56:23 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 54 replies
    Pacific Standard ^ | Jun 23, 2015 | J. Wesley Judd
    Last week, Pope Francis released his long awaited—and preemptively leaked—encyclical, acknowledging climate change as mostly human-induced and cause for drastic transformation on both individual and nationwide levels. It was an unprecedented move by the leader of the Catholic Church, as religiosity has long been linked to lower levels of climate concern. Fortunately, however, the Pope's message will fall on receptive ears. Researchers at the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication have found that, among religious Republicans—and Republicans are more likely to be religious than Democrats—Catholic Republicans are "more convinced that global warming is happening and human-caused, and are more worried...
  • Whataburger Revolts Against Texas Open Carry Law

    07/13/2015 10:35:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 66 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 7/13/2015 | Liz Sheld
    Atkinson’s letter comes after Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill that made it legal to carry a firearm openly in Texas. The law, which gives private property owners the right to prohibit open carry, was hailed as a victory for gun rights advocates who have staged high-profile rallies at the Alamo and Texas Capitol over the past couple of years. Some even brought military-style assault rifles into businesses as part of their demonstrations, prompting the Chipotle restaurant chain to discourage firearms on their premises.
  • Chicago Lawsuit: Gun Control A ‘Civil Right

    07/13/2015 10:04:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/12/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 7, Father Michael Pfleger, the Coalition for Safe Communities in Chicago, and other gun control plaintiffs filed a lawsuit suggesting gun control is a “civil right” that is violated by a lack of gun laws and regulations in the Chicago-area villages of Riverdale, Lyons and Lincolnwood. The suit claims that “20 percent of guns” found at Chicago crime scenes between 2009 and 2013 were guns legally purchased from gun shops in these villages. Therefore, the suit posits a need for more regulatory oversight of gun stores in Riverdale, Lyons, and Lincolnwood.