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  • Top Senate Dems still short on gun control votes

    04/03/2014 1:08:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2014 3:55 PM EDT | Alan Fram
    Nearly a year after the Senate rejected an effort to expand background checks for gun buyers, top Senate Democrats said Thursday that they still lack the votes to successfully revisit the issue. A day after the latest shootings in Fort Hood in Texas, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told reporters, “I would like to be able to bring it back up, but I need some more votes.” …
  • Liberal Radio Host to NRA Board Member: 'I Will Shoot You'

    03/27/2014 9:27:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 27, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Angered by Georgia's pending expansion of concealed carry laws within state lines, liberal radio host Mike Malloy said he'd like to invite an NRA board member to come meet him, then shoot the board member and claim "Stand Your Ground" in defense. The Georgia bill--the Safe Carry Protection Act--has passed the state House and Senate but still awaits the governor's signature. It would expand concealed carry into schools, bars, churches, and the portions of airports that are outside the security parameter. According to Newbusters, Malloy's reaction to the bill's passage was: [The] organization founded by Gabrielle Giffords...the former Arizona Congresswoman...who...
  • Feds raid gun parts stores despite court order

    03/19/2014 8:36:36 AM PDT · by andyk · 33 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | 19 MAR 14 | Misha Dibono
    SAN DIEGO – With a search warrant in hand, federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confiscated computers, customer lists and the questionable polymer 80 percent lower receivers from four Ares Armor store locations throughout San Diego County over the weekend. “There were women and children inside our retail establishment when the (ATF) agents came in with guns drawn,” said Ares Armor Executive Officer Dimitrios Karras. “They came into our firearms manufacturing facility saying, ‘Arms up!’  like they were invading Iraq.” The raid happened three days after Ares owner was granted a temporary restraining by a...
  • [Video] The Connecticut Gun Control Laws Explained In 2 Minutes

    03/16/2014 7:05:53 PM PDT · by RealityAlwaysWins · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/16/2014 | Reality Always Wins
    Connecticut's idiotic magazine ban and other gun control measures are taken apart in this video: What It Is Like Being A Gun Owner In ConnecticutIt won't reduce crime, it wouldn't have stopped Sandy Hook from happening, and now thousands of Connecticut gun owners are now considered felons through no fault of their own.
  • N.J. Democrats propose limiting capacity of gun magazines

    02/27/2014 5:27:02 PM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | February 26, 2014 | Andrew Seidman
    TRENTON New Jersey Democrats on Monday proposed legislation that would limit the ammunition capacity of gun magazines, 14 months after a massacre at a Connecticut elementary school revived a national debate about the role of guns in America. The bill, announced by the Legislature's Democratic leadership at a Statehouse news conference with parents of children slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, would reduce magazine capacity to 10 rounds, from 15. It also would ban semiautomatic rifles with fixed-magazine capacities that exceed 10 rounds. "When you meet families that lost their loved ones, it's pretty hard to explain...
  • February 17, 2014: Supreme Court may rule on guns outside the home, 9:23 p.m. EST

    02/18/2014 9:47:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 68 replies
    USA TODAY | February 17, 2014 | Richard Wolf
    Here's the link.
  • Supreme Court Asked to Clarify What it Means to ‘Bear’ Arms

    02/10/2014 12:09:17 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 56 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 10, 2014 11:06 am | Jacob Gershman
    You might think the question would be settled by now, but the U.S. Supreme Court has yet to opine on whether the Second Amendment right to “bear” arms for self-defense extends outside the home. We may soon get an answer. Lyle Denniston, writing for the Constitution Daily, reports about two gun rights cases that may get a hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court. Both cases, dealing with restrictions on the ability of minors to possess weapons in public, hinge on the difference between the right to “keep” a gun and a right “bear” one. The National Rifle Association thinks the...
  • The President's plan to reduce gun violence

    02/05/2014 10:07:21 PM PST · by rktman · 36 replies
    OFA ^ | 2/5/2014 | Unknown
    Most gun owners use their guns legally and responsibly, and the President strongly believes in an individual right to bear arms, but we need to take action to better protect our children and communities from tragic mass shootings like the one in Newtown, Connecticut.
  • Indulging in America’s gun fantasies: Emotional triggers (Worse than you think)

    12/13/2013 9:59:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | December 13, 2013 | Joan Wickersham
    THERE THEY were, just below Martha Stewart and Paula Deen and Allure in the magazine rack at the supermarket: the gun periodicals. I bought three. Back at the place where I was staying — this was in upstate New York, a week ago — I pored over the ads and the editorial content, trying to understand what they were saying, and to whom. First, they want you to buy a gun. It will probably not be your first gun; it will be an addition to, and an improvement on, the gun or guns you already own. It may deliver “precision...
  • Oath Keepers is Going “Operational” by Forming Special “Civilization Preservation” Teams

    10/05/2013 12:40:54 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 58 replies
    Oath Keepers ^ | October, 01, 2013
    Oath Keepers is instructing its 30,000 members nation-wide to form up special teams and sub-teams in each Oath Keepers chapter, at the town and county level, modeled loosely on the Special Forces “A Team” (Operational Detachment A ) model, and for a similar purpose: to be both a potential operational unit for community security and support during crisis, but also, as mission #1, to serve as training and leadership cadre, to assist in organizing neighborhood watches, organizing veterans halls to provide community civil defense, forming County Sheriff Posses, strengthening existing CERT, volunteer fire, search-and-rescue, reserve deputy systems, etc., and...
  • AMERICAN HUNTERS: THE WORLD'S LARGEST ARMY

    10/03/2013 4:53:25 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 40 replies
    LIBERTY NEWS ONLINE ^ | 01 FEBRUARY 2011 | ANONYMOUS
    In WWII, Japan's highest ranking naval officer was Admiral Isoruku Yamamoto. Although he was Japanese, and his loyalties were unquestionably with The Empire, he studied for many years in America, graduating from Harvard University. There is an oft-repeated (and sometimes disputed) quote attributed to him regarding the possibility of any nation taking a war to American soil: "You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass." Here is why he was correct: The state of Wisconsin recently completed an entire deer hunting season without someone getting killed. That's great, considering there were...
  • "American Rifle and Pistol Association" -- the new name for Handgun Control, Inc.

    10/03/2013 12:53:05 PM PDT · by pabianice · 35 replies
    NRA - ARPA ^ | 10/3/13
    Now comes the latest gun-grabbing set of liars. Check-out their ridiculous website, which claims that ARPA is a "common sense set of hunters and target-shooters" who want to be "a third voice" in the gun debate. The web page asks you to sign-up. There is no article or link that actually tells you who they are or why they want your name and email. The site offers absolutely nothing. Noted in this month's "First Freedom."
  • The myth of 'modest gun control'

    10/03/2013 9:02:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 October, 2013 | Kurt Hofmann
    Advocates of ever more restrictive infringements on that which shall not be infringed almost universally refer to the current infringement du jour as a "modest" "gun control" measure. Examples are far too numerous to count, but here are a few: "Obama unveils modest new restrictions on some guns," "Gun Lobby’s Effective Use of Second Amendment to Scuttle Even Modest Safety Measures," "Leahy Introduces Modest Gun Safety Measure in the Senate," etc., etc. As discussed in this column yesterday, forcible citizen disarmament advocates view "modest" measures as the essential "thin edge of the wedge" to start "progress" toward outright banning of...
  • On Obamacare (and Guns), We Won't Comply

    10/02/2013 9:42:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2, 2013 | John Ransom
    Americans know instinctively that when liberals start talking about deficit reduction that’s it’s just a case of the fantods, as Huckleberry Finn would say. And say what you will about old Huck, but he knew a couple of frauds when he saw them. "Hain't we got all the fools in town on our side?," said Huck Finn's fraudulent king in the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. "And ain't that a big enough majority in any town?" It certainly is enough in DC, but the rest of the US isn't so gullible. No matter what liberal “Wonks” like Ezra Klein say about...
  • More news of Obama’s personal army?

    10/01/2013 11:50:28 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 34 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | OCTOBER 1ST, 2013 | George Spelvin
    Because the American military swears an allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, and not to the President, could Obama’s strategy be to strip our Armed Services and cost shift their dollars into an all powerful civilian Army under his command? Two tips coming into CiR this week surprisingly connect just these dots and link these machinations to Obamacare funding. On page 496 of H.R. 3590 is this quote: ” Assimilating Reserve Corp Officers Into the Regular Corps. . .Effective on the date of enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, all individuals classified as officers in the Reserve (civilian)...
  • Wisconsin issues concealed gun carry permit No. 200,000

    10/01/2013 1:38:34 PM PDT · by UB355 · 17 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10/01/2013 | Bruce Vielmetti
    Wisconsin has reached a concealed weapons permit milestone. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced Tuesday that permit number 200,000 was printed Monday at the Department of Justice’s secure processing center in downtown Madison. Wisconsin became the 49th state to license people to carry concealed weapons in 2011 with the passage of Act 35. The law took effect Nov. 1 that year and Van Hollen announced extra staffing to handle the expected rush of applicants. Van Hollen said the DOJ continues to receive 500 to 1,000 applications a week. “The dedicated staff is able to process the majority of these applications...
  • Salon Acknowledges "Elites' Strange Plot to Take Over the World"

    10/01/2013 9:41:53 AM PDT · by robowombat · 27 replies
    New American ^ | Sunday, 29 September 2013 16:30 | Charles Scaliger
    Sunday, 29 September 2013 16:30 Salon Acknowledges "Elites' Strange Plot to Take Over the World" Written by Charles Scaliger Every once in a great while, someone in the globalist camp makes a spectacular admission against interest, to the effect that there really is — as patriotic organizations like The John Birch Society have long maintained — a plot to set up world government and to subordinate to it the sovereignty of all independent nations, including the United States. In the 1960s, it was Georgetown University history professor Carroll Quigley’s revelations about a secret international organization laying plans for world federalism...
  • Why Are They Trying So Hard To Demonize Gun Owners?

    10/01/2013 8:47:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Right Side News ^ | October 1, 2013
    There is an all-out effort to demonize gun owners in the United States today. Those that own guns are repeatedly portrayed as being uneducated, mentally deficient racists in the mainstream media. No evidence is ever produced to actually back up those claims. Gun owners regularly make lists of “potential terrorists” in official government documents, and many government officials openly regard them as ultra-paranoid “conspiracy nuts” that are a serious threat to national security. Of course the truth is that gun owners are actually among the most law-abiding and patriotic people in the entire nation, but that doesn’t really fit with...
  • Spinning Your Rights Away

    09/30/2013 11:14:45 PM PDT · by Southern by Grace · 16 replies
    Cal Gun Laws.com ^ | September 9, 2013 | c.d.michel
    Marketing experts preach that redefining a market is the best way to win it over. This is why gun control politicos are now making an effort to change their messages, targets and tactics. Over the last twenty years or so, gun control has lost. They lost the constitutional argument. They lost the criminological debate. They lost the support of the general public. My hope was that they would continue doing exactly what they have been doing, because they would continue their losing streak and might eventually become a historical footnote. But they are getting shrewder, as evidenced by a new...
  • Are Guns the Problem?

    10/01/2013 5:17:17 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 1, 2013 | Walter Williams
    Every time there’s a shooting tragedy, there are more calls for gun control. Let’s examine a few historical facts. By 1910, the National Rifle Association had succeeded in establishing 73 NRA-affiliated high-school rifle clubs. The 1911 second edition of the Boy Scout Handbook made qualification in NRA’s junior marksmanship program a prerequisite for obtaining a BSA merit badge in marksmanship. In 1918, the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. established its own Winchester Junior Rifle Corps. The program grew to 135,000 members by 1925. In New York City, gun clubs were started at Boys, Curtis, Commercial, Manual Training and Stuyvesant high schools....
  • Senate.gov Invents Second Amendment Controversy

    09/30/2013 10:24:58 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | September 27, 2013 | NA
    Perhaps we were too harsh on textbook publishers last week for botching the proper interpretation of the Second Amendment, as even those in charge of the official website of a body sworn to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States" apparently can't be expected to get it right. The official website of the United States Senate features a "Virtual Reference Desk" section on the Constitution which offers an explanation of the Second Amendment that reads, "Whether this provision protects the individual's right to own firearms or whether it deals only with the collective right of the people to...
  • Women Share Stories of Empowerment from Armed Citizen Project Firearms Training

    09/29/2013 5:18:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 27 September, 2013 | Brandon Darby
    The Armed Citizen Project, a Houston-based nonprofit providing training and arms to women and others for personal empowerment and self-reliance, has provided arms training to 150 citizens as of this month, mostly women.  The group, headed by Kyle Coplen, has released a video showing their most recent training of 50 women and providing personal stories.
  • Emily Miller: Obama ‘the most rabidly anti-gun president in history’ [VIDEO]

    09/30/2013 8:53:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/29/2013 | Ginni Thomas
    Just as Secretary of State John Kerry signed the controversial U.N. Arms Trade Treaty last week, setting up yet another legislative battle over guns, we interviewed one of the leading women on the issue of gun rights in America. After a home invasion, Washington Times opinion editor Emily Miller navigated the convoluted, bureaucratic process of purchasing and registering a handgun in the nation’s capital. Her experience formed the basis of “Emily Gets Her Gun …But Obama Wants to Take Yours,” a book to help “educate the public on the facts of gun control and gun violence.” She is convinced that...
  • 3D Printing Now Brings You Semiautomatic Pistols (The Better To Scare Control Freaks)

    09/26/2013 1:14:02 PM PDT · by Joe Brower · 48 replies
    Reason ^ | Sep. 26, 2013 2:41 pm | J.D. Tuccille
    3D Printing Now Brings You Semiautomatic Pistols (The Better To Scare Control Freaks) J.D. Tuccille|Sep. 26, 2013 2:41 pmIt's not yet ready for prime-time (it has yet to be tested), but 3D printing tinkerers have developed a design for a semiautomatic pistol. In fact, the developer says a full-automatic version would be easier to make with available materials. What a long way we've come, in just a few short months, toward the ultimate goal of rendering gun control laws a complete joke. Well...they were already a joke (though a dangerous one). It's more accurate to say we've come a long...
  • Aaron Alexis and the gun control mental health dodge [A cautionary tale – please read]

    09/26/2013 1:10:34 PM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 21, 2013 | Jazz Shaw
    Gun grabbers have found an issue where they can get almost unanimous consent across the board, including from gun owners. Nobody wants the dangerously insane to have weapons. not even the NRA. So using that bit of light coming in under the edge of the door, they’ve found a point of attack. Since we all agree that the insane shouldn’t have guns, we’ll pass a law to enforce that. And then we’ll start dumbing down the definition of “insane” to include as many people as possible. Because in the end, this was never about helping people. This is about taking...
  • NRA FUNDRAISING BREAKS RECORDS

    09/26/2013 12:32:19 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/26/13 | AWR HAWKINS
    The NRA's "Friends of NRA" campaign has raised a record breaking amount of money so far this year. "Friends of NRA" is one of the group's grassroots efforts, sponsoring volunteer events and fundraising banquets around the country. According to Richmond's WTVR.com, the program has already raised $51 million, with "more than 200 fundraising events left in 2013." The amount raised in the first eight and a half months of 2013 is already $1 million more than the entire amount raised in 2012. What does this say to gubernatorial candidates like Terry McAuliffe, who openly pledge to put Colorado-like gun controls...
  • Senate website gets 2nd Amendment wrong, critics say

    09/26/2013 7:12:05 AM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Sept 25, 2013 | Maxim Lott
    Does the Second Amendment guarantee an individual right to own guns? The Supreme Court has ruled that it does. But you might be confused if you visit the official Senate web page on the Constitution, which says only: "Whether this provision protects the individual's right to own firearms or whether it deals only with the collective right of the people to arm and maintain a militia has long been debated." That particular wording was posted on the Senate website in 2009, based on archived web pages at The Internet Archive. However, that's one year after the Supreme Court ruled: "The...
  • US signs treaty to regulate global arms trading

    09/25/2013 9:05:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 103 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 25, 2013 11:40 AM EDT | Matthew Lee
    The United States, the world’s largest arms dealer, has joined more than 90 other nations in signing a treaty that regulates global arms trading, but there is strong resistance in the Senate, which must ratify it. Secretary of State John Kerry, who signed the Arms Trade Treaty on Wednesday, said it was a “significant step” in keeping the world safe and preventing terrorists and others from obtaining conventional weapons. … Addressing U.S. critics of the treaty, the former senator said fears that it would undermine Americans’ constitutional right to keep and bear arms are not grounded in reality. For one,...
  • Is Defending the Second Amendment akin to Supporting Slavery?

    09/25/2013 6:05:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    The English are an interesting tribe. There is much to like about their country, including the fact that repeatedly elected Margaret Thatcher, one of the world’s best leaders in my lifetime. On the other hand, the United Kingdom has veered sharply to the left in recent decades, and Thatcher must have been very disappointed that her Conservative Party now is but a hollow shell, controlled by statists who actually think people should voluntarily pay extra tax to support wasteful and corrupt government. And the politicians openly pursue Orwellian tax-collection tactics! No wonder the country now faces a very grim...
  • Corker Warns Obama Administration Against Any Action to Implement U.N. Arms Trade Treaty...

    09/25/2013 5:18:39 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 52 replies
    U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations ^ | Sept. 24, 2013 | U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn
    WASHINGTON – Asserting the Senate’s constitutional role on treaties, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, in a letter today warned the Obama administration against taking any action to implement the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty without Senate advice and consent. “The ATT raises significant legislative and constitutional questions. Any act to implement this treaty, provisionally or otherwise, before the Congress provides its advice and consent would be fundamentally inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution, law, and practice,” said Corker. Full text of the letter is included below and in the attached document. Dear President Obama,...
  • Exclusive: Secretary of State Kerry to sign Arms Trade Treaty

    09/24/2013 9:11:20 AM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Sep 24 | Paul Eckert, Louis Charbonneau and Arshad Mohammed
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will sign the Arms Trade Treaty regulating the international trade in conventional arms, The diplomats said Kerry would sign the treaty on Wednesday On April 2, the U.N. General Assembly adopted the treaty by a vote of 154 for, including the United States...The no votes were cast by Iran, North Korea and Syria,
  • Kerry to sign UN arms treaty, despite Senators' opposition

    09/24/2013 10:55:52 AM PDT · by Old Sarge · 27 replies
    Faux News ^ | September 24, 2013 | Nicole Busch
    Secretary of State John Kerry plans to sign a controversial U.N. treaty on arms regulation on Wednesday, a senior State Department official told Fox News -- despite warnings from lawmakers that the Senate will not ratify the agreement. A State official said the treaty would "reduce the risk that international transfers of conventional arms will be used to carry out the world's worst crimes," while protecting gun rights.
  • Terry McAuliffe Pledges Colorado-Like Gun Control if Elected

    09/24/2013 10:53:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 23, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe's (D) website was updated Monday to show his commitment to bring Colorado-like gun control to the commonwealth. In the section titled "Investing in Virginia's Urban Centers," TerryMcAuliffe.com now contains the heading, "Support Common Sense Gun Control Measures." Under that heading, it says McAuliffe "will support mainstream and majority supported gun control measures like universal background checks, limiting the size of magazines, and a return to the 1-gun-per-month rule." The limitation on magazine capacity is a Colorado-like gun control measure that will put law-abiding Virginians at a disadvantage the moment it is enacted. This is because...
  • [CT] Coalition to take on gun lobby

    09/24/2013 7:21:37 AM PDT · by ModernDayCato · 57 replies
    Danbury News-Times ^ | 9/24/2013 | Keila Torres Ocasio
    A day after President Barack Obama visited the Washington Naval Yard, site of the nation's latest mass shooting, local and federal officials called on citizens across the country to form a coalition large enough to battle the powerful gun lobby. At a roundtable discussion at the Margaret Morton Government Center in Bridgeport on Monday, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said he and other senators will only be able to take on the gun lobby and pass stronger gun laws if people throughout the nation speak up. "What makes the NRA strong is that they can mobilize tens of thousands of...
  • DC Mayor: ‘Our Country Is Drowning in a Sea of Guns’

    09/23/2013 2:43:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 23, 2013 - 4:30 PM | Penny Starr
    At Sunday’s memorial for the victims of the Navy Yard shooting rampage, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray blamed the tragedy on too many guns in this country. … According the District of Columbia’s 2012 Annual Report (page 25), the homicide rate in the nation’s capital has dropped by 53 percent between 2008 and 2012. …
  • Obama blames NRA for gun violence

    09/22/2013 2:22:59 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 74 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | September 22, 2013 | Emily Miller
    Once again, President Obama is exploiting the tragic deaths from a mass shooting to push his political agenda to control guns. This time, he escalates the rhetoric by blaming Second Amendment advocates for criminals’ acts. After spending the day on the golf course Saturday, Mr. Obama spoke to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner about his priorities. Referring to Monday’s tragic shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, along with the mass murders in Newtown and Aurora in 2012, Tucson in 2011 and shootings in Chicago, he said: “As long as there are those who fight to make it as easy...
  • Make Our Day: Brit Columnist Suggests World ‘Intervention’ Over US Guns

    09/22/2013 9:22:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | September 22, 2013 | Rick Moran
    Henry Porter, a columnist for The Observer, doesn’t think much of America’s Second Amendment. Nor does he care much for America itself, judging by his condescending commentary. His Lordship is very, very concerned about gun violence in America. In fact, he is so concerned that he believes it may be time for the world to “intervene” and save us from ourselves…or something. There is an excellent British descriptive that applies perfectly to Mr. Porter. He’s a twit. The annual toll from firearms in the US is running at 32,000 deaths and climbing, even though the general crime rate is on...
  • Obama demands gun curbs, laments gun rights in Navy Yard shooting speech

    09/23/2013 12:51:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/23/2013 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama is using the Sept. 16 Navy Yard shootings to rally his supporters for another uphill charge in November 2014 against Americans’ gun rights.“These [12] families have endured a shattering tragedy,” Obama said in a very sharply written speech during a memorial service held near D.C.‘s Navy Yard for the victims’ families Sunday.The recent rash of mass shootings “ought to be a shock to us all as a nation and as a people. …It ought to lead to some sort of transformation,” said the president, evoking his 2008 promise to begin “fundamentally transforming” the United States of America....
  • What’s Next After the Firearms Freedom Act Ruling?

    09/21/2013 7:05:10 PM PDT · by Southern by Grace · 19 replies
    The Tenth Amendment Center ^ | September 18, 2013 | Shane Trejo
    After the recent Firearms Freedom Act ruling, there will be no firearms freedom in America, at least if the the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has anything to say about it. It agreed with a lower court’s decision that if a gun is made in state, sold in state, that the federal power to regulate interstate commerce applies. Sadly, this is consistent with previous court rulings even though it’s not consistent with the original, legal meaning of “interstate commerce” under the constitution. A moderate law was passed in Montana that would prevent guns produced in the state from being...
  • Honoring Navy Yard Victims, Obama Asks: ‘Do We Care Enough’ to Change?

    09/22/2013 6:40:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 48 replies
    NYTimes ^ | Sept 22, 2013 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    President Obama on Sunday eulogized the 12 victims of the Navy Yard shooting and lamented what he called a “creeping resignation” in America about the inevitability of gun violence. The question is not, he said, “whether as Americans we care in moments of tragedy. Clearly we care. Our hearts are broken again. The question is do we care enough?” “It ought to be a shock to all of us, as a nation and a people,” he said. “It ought to obsess us. It ought to lead to some sort of transformation.”
  • Obama says fight for gun laws “ought to obsess us”

    09/22/2013 3:25:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 116 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 22, 2013 6:15 PM EDT | Nedra Pickler
    President Barack Obama on Sunday memorialized the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting by calling for a transformation in the nation’s gun laws to address an epidemic of gun violence, saying, “There’s nothing inevitable about it.” Reprising his role of the nation’s consoler in chief after yet another mass shooting, Obama said Americans should honor the victims of last Monday’s shooting by insisting on a change in gun laws. “It ought to obsess us,” Obama said. … He said no other advanced nation endures the kind of gun violence seen in the United States, and blamed mass shootings in...
  • Obama Renews Push for Gun Control Legislation

    09/22/2013 7:35:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 22, 2013
    Newsmax Obama Renews Push for Gun Control Legislation Sunday, September 22, 2013 07:13 AM Days after mass shootings in both of his hometowns, President Barack Obama urged his most ardent supporters Saturday "to get back up and go back at it" and help push stalled legislation out of Congress so "dangerous people" won't get their hands on guns." "We can't rest until all of our children can go to school or walk down the street free from the fear that they will be struck down by a stray bullet," Obama said in a keynote speech to the Congressional Black Caucus...
  • Candidate’s gun control plan even harsher than new law

    09/20/2013 10:44:14 AM PDT · by RedMDer · 22 replies
    MarylandReporter ^ | September 18, 2013 at 9:05 pm | staff
    Ten days away from implementation of Maryland’s more stringent laws on gun purchases, licensing and training, Second Amendment advocates might be wondering if it could possibly get any worse for gun owners. One House of Delegates candidate from Bethesda, Jordan Cooper, issued a proposal Wednesday that lives up to the worst fears of gun owners. ... Cooper’s plan includes a total ban on assault rifles, biennial renewal of gun licenses, and government confiscation of guns not properly licensed or renewed. Here’s the full text of Cooper’s proposal...
  • Gov’t gets poor marks on protecting gun rights

    09/20/2013 9:24:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 20, 2013 3:38 AM EDT | Nancy Benac and Jennifer Agiesta
    A New Jersey college student wants Congress to stand strong against tougher gun laws. A Colorado software executive thinks the federal government goes too far in protecting gun rights. A child-care worker in Wisconsin just wants the shootings in her city to stop. Even as the debate over tightening national gun control laws is rekindled after the latest mass shooting, a growing number of Americans are questioning the government’s stewardship of the right to bear arms, according to a poll by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. … Overall, 44 percent of Americans think the federal government is doing...
  • Democratic congressman mocks Tea Party’s affinity for ‘guns and the Bible’ [VIDEO]

    09/19/2013 8:23:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/19/2013 | Katie McHugh
    Tennessee Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen blamed opposition to gun control on voters’ affinities for “guns and the Bible” on Wednesday in an MSNBC appearance. “I got the vitriol from on the Twitter from all these people who opposed that cartoon,” said Cohen, who tweeted a cartoon that appeared to blame the National Rifle Association for the Navy Yard shooting spree on Tuesday. ”They are hardcore Republicans. This I think means more to them than — I think their guns are right there next to their Bibles. I’m not sure which they find more important to them.” Cohen’s remarks bear a...
  • Poll to FReep: US Study Finds Link Between Gun Ownership and Homicide: Factual or Faulty?

    09/19/2013 11:00:39 AM PDT · by AZ .44 MAG · 26 replies
    KVOA News 4 Tucson ^ | 9-16-2013 | KVOA News 4 Tucson
    US Study Finds Link Between Gun Ownership and Homicide: Factual or Faulty?
  • Capitol Hill Renews Calls For Gun Control

    09/18/2013 9:13:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | 09/18/2013 | Jared Halpern
    Another mass shooting is renewing calls for gun control from some on Capitol Hill. … Senator Blumenthal: “Another act of gun violence in an America plagued by a plethora of guns.” … Senator Reid: “We’re gonna move this up as quickly as we can, but we gotta have the votes first. We don’t have the votes.” …
  • The Business of Guns

    09/18/2013 8:10:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    On Line MBA ^ | 9/1/13 | MBA
    Video at site.
  • Feinstein calls for new gun control laws again after Navy Yard shooting

    09/16/2013 8:19:29 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 130 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 16, 2013 | Alex Pappas
    California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein is renewing her call for new gun-control laws because of Monday’s deadly Navy Yard shooting. “When will enough be enough?” Feinstein said in a statement Monday evening. “Congress must stop shirking its responsibility and resume a thoughtful debate on gun violence in this country,” she said. “We must do more to stop this endless loss of life.” "“There are reports..... the killer was armed with an AR-15,...... a shotgun and a semiautomatic pistol when he stormed an American military installation in the nation’s capital and took at least 12 innocent lives,” she said.
  • Exploiting Tragedy

    09/17/2013 7:58:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 17, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Exploiting TragedyPosted By Matthew Vadum On September 17, 2013 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 20 Comments After a gunman calmly murdered 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard yesterday, the Left began trying to exploit the Navy employees’ deaths to advance its never-ending campaign to disarm law-abiding citizens.The FBI identified the shooter, who was killed in a gun battle with police, as Aaron Alexis, 34, of Fort Worth, Texas. A civilian military contractor who was reportedly a practicing Buddhist at one time, Alexis received a general discharge from the Navy Reserve in 2011...