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  • Gun-grabber David Hogg puts out a statement so stupid everyone is now dumber

    01/28/2020 6:43:01 AM PST · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 1/28/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    David Hogg âś” @davidhogg111 This is a tweet for for the founders of the gun violence prevention movement started centuries ago by almost entirely black, brown and indigenous lgbtq women and non binary people that never got on the news or in most history books. We may not know all your names but thank you. 3,327 8:07 PM - Jan 26, 2020
  • Gun control group plans to spend $60M on 2020 elections

    01/27/2020 2:49:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 27, 2020 | Alex Gangitano
    Everytown for Gun Safety announced on Monday its plan to spend at least $60 million in the 2020 election, which is nearly double what the National Rifle Association (NRA) spent in 2016. Billionaire former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, is a co-founder of Everytown and is the organization’s largest donor. Bloomberg has put gun control at the forefront of his campaign, but Everytown has said they will treat him like any other candidate in terms of endorsements. “This massive 2020 effort is fueled by a combination of financial resources, unprecedented grassroots...
  • Forget red-flag laws to tackle guns. Here’s a better way that focuses on mental health

    01/27/2020 2:20:11 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 19 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | January 23, 2020 | John R. Lott, Jr
    Nobody wants dangerous people to get guns. In the wake of the West Freeway Church of Christ attack, people are pushing red-flag laws, which allow police to take away the guns of people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. But a better alternative already exists.
  • Virginia Delegate Embarrasses Himself With His Definition of an 'Assault Weapon'

    01/27/2020 9:27:48 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 1/27/2020 | Julio Rosas
    "Mass shooters don't like things that go like this," Levine gestured again. "Because what that means is someone can hit the edge of the's very hard to shoot a lot people fast that way." Levine said mass shooters "like to use guns that go like this," and gestured in a sweeping motion while using a pistol grip: "And guns that go like this are widely inaccurate, that's why hunters don't like them, but mass shooters do like them because their goal is generally not to accurately shoot one person, like an assassin, but to shoot many, many people fast."
  • VA Gun Sales 73,849 in December, a 47% Increase Over 2018

    01/26/2020 4:30:20 PM PST · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 1/23/2020 | Michael W. Chapman
    Data from Virginia gun dealers show there were 73,849 firearm sales in December 2019, an increase of 47% over the number of gun sales in December 2018, reported the Associated Press. Sales soared apparently "due to growing fears of increased firearms restrictions backed by Democrats who control the state government," said the AP. Since 1990, the only month that topped last month for gun sales was December 2012, when there were an estimated 75,120 firearm sales.
  • It’s Time to Establish a National Conceal Carry — Now!

    01/26/2020 1:50:35 PM PST · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 1/26/2020 | kevin mccullough
    It is time for Constitutionally law-abiding people to get armed and start carrying. A well-armed, law-abiding citizenry keeps crime at bay much better than a demoralized police force who grows tired of making arrests only to see the perps be released without bail and without a judge’s ability to remand them to being held based on danger to the community or the criminal's flight risk. Most armed citizens that use their gun for protection never even fire the weapon. The mere brandishing of it before the evildoer is usually enough to incentivize the criminal to stop his activity and to...
  • Do we have a gun problem, or a government problem?

    01/25/2020 7:02:24 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 1/24/2020 | Patrice Lewis
    Following Monday's 22,000-plus strong rally in Richmond, Virginia – which Gov. Northam claimed was "some kind of über-Klan rally of white supremacists," but the only arrest was for an LGBT activist who refused to remove her mask – the state's Democratic lawmakers proceeded to push through a gun-control bill one day later. I don't think Virginia politicians realize what a hornet's nest they're stirring.
  • Peaceful Virginia Gun Rally Prompts GQ Magazine Writer To Compare Some Protesters to 'Nazis'

    01/24/2020 10:17:03 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 1/23/2020 | Andrew J. Sciascia
    Talia Lavin ✔ @chick_in_kiev I wrote about Monday’s rally in Richmond, and how thousands of armed men holding a city at gunpoint is hardly a “peaceful” event: … That Pro-Gun Rally in Virginia Wasn’t Exactly “Peaceful” The threat of violence in Richmond—and arrest of neo-Nazis—sent other groups into hiding.
  • A DUI in Pennsylvania could cost you your Second Amendment rights

    01/23/2020 9:58:38 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 33 replies
    TribLIVE ^ | 1/22/2020 | Megan Guza
    A drunken driving conviction could mean losing the right to buy and own firearms in Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals has decided. The precedent-setting opinion handed down Friday hinges on the federal government’s definition of a “serious crime” — the level a crime must reach to trigger an individual being barred from buying firearms. Under federal law, a serious crime is one that can carry a state-prison sentence of two or more years. In the case of Raymond Holloway Jr. of Montgomery County, that came in the form of a DUI. Holloway tried in 2016 to buy a firearm...
  • One day after the big gun rally, House Democrats wipe out GOP firearm bills (VA)

    01/22/2020 12:08:49 PM PST · by rktman · 58 replies ^ | 1/21/2019 | Graham Moomaw
    The pro-gun masses had their day at the Virginia Capitol Monday. But mathematical reality quickly set in Tuesday morning as a Democratic-led House of Delegates panel easily dispatched nearly a dozen Republican-sponsored gun bills. The proposals would have made it easier to carry guns in places of worship, allowed concealed carry without a permit, limited gun-free zones and strengthened mandatory sentencing rules for gun crimes. They hit a legislative buzzsaw in a public safety subcommittee, just as Democratic-sponsored gun-control bills did when Republicans controlled the General Assembly. “Thank you very much. It’s an honor to be the first to go...
  • Everytown’s Finances

    01/22/2020 11:58:34 AM PST · by rktman ^ | 1/8/2020 | Sebastian
    I’ve done a lot of Form 990 analysis on this blog over the years, but a change to the tax requirements for non-profits gives us some more insight. Previously, the IRS did not make the Schedule B public, which for most non-profits lists any donor over $5,000, but for 501(c)(3)s lists any donor that goes over 2% of funds raised. Recently the rule was changed so that non-profits could submit their Schedule B without identifying information. This provides some transparency but without allowing the Twitter mobs to target big donors. So Everytown raised a record 67 million dollars in 2018,...
  • Gov. Northam and Liberal Media Seem Disappointed That Virginia Gun Rally Was Peaceful

    01/22/2020 9:29:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies ^ | January 22, 2020 | Sheriff David Clarke, Ret.
    The cafeteria food fight, also known as the Senate impeachment trial, is underway. I, like most Americans outside the Beltway and the political bubble, know this is like watching a movie where you already know the ending. Trump will rightfully be acquitted. The Democrats do not realize that America is tired of their political antics and high drama tactics. I mean come on, they walked over the articles of impeachment like a bunch of mopes, feigning seriousness, while many Americans either yawned or laughed. The rest of the country is more interested in what happened recently in the gun-grabbing...
  • Mike Channels Mao: The War on the 1st and 2nd Amendments

    01/22/2020 6:11:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | January 22, 2020 | Lt Col Michael Shaffer
    Leftist billionaires such as Michael Bloomberg are driving the Orwellian Language of the left on gun issues. This is based on their political alignment to communist dictators like Chairman Mao and Joseph Stalin, who disarmed their people, not in promoting the words of Thomas Jefferson or George Washington, who spoke out on the necessity and benefit of having armed citizens. Bloomberg, and his anti-American cohorts were able to “buy” progressive control of the red state of Virginia in the 2019 elections. What we just saw in Virginia — the mass protests in defense of the 1st and 2nd Amendments —...
  • What Do Black Gun Owners Think About Being Called "White Nationalists" By The Media?

    01/21/2020 3:05:02 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 22 replies
    Daily Caller via YouTube ^ | 1/21/20 | Staff
    We asked black gun owners at the Richmond gun rally what they thought of being labeled "white nationalist" by the media. Here's what they had to say. ...
  • NBC Reporter Fails to Recognize Pledge of Allegiance at Virginia Gun Rights Rally

    01/20/2020 9:07:20 AM PST · by jazusamo · 47 replies ^ | January 20, 2020 | Reagan McCarthy
    Twitter videos at link. Thousands of freedom-loving Virginians are gathered in Richmond Monday morning to lobby the state government in support of the Second Amendment. Virginia’s state legislature has proposed a number of unconstitutional gun control bills that would impede on these sacred, enumerated rights given to Americans in the Second Amendment. ~snip~ Mainstream outlets are covering this protest as civil disobedience, despite framing other demonstrations led by liberal causes as patriotic. NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez blatantly lied about what was occurring during the protest this morning; attendees joined together to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, but Gutierrez claimed that they...
  • Gun Rights In Virginia: What Is Really Going On

    01/19/2020 3:37:56 PM PST · by willyd · 26 replies
    Xtreme Guns & Ammo ^ | 01/12/2020 | Will Dangerfield
    With all of the crazy things flying around the internet these days, we decided we would try and make sense of the upcoming / current and proposed gun law changes in Virginia.
  • Watch: Gov. Northam declares temporary emergency banning all weapons from Capitol grounds

    01/15/2020 2:08:15 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 91 replies ^ | JANUARY 14, 2020
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declared a temporary emergency Wednesday banning all weapons, including guns, from Capitol Square ahead of a massive rally planned next week over gun rights. Emergency Declared: Governor bans weapons at Virginia State Capitol ( 07:51 ) The news came Tuesday night according to two state officials who were briefed on the plans but not authorized to speak publicly about them. One official says the Democratic governor announced the plans because of credible threats of potential violence and extremism. This comes days after lawmakers voted to ban firearms at the Capitol, saying the move was needed...
  • Virginia Gun Confiscation Bill Pulled as Huge Pro-Gun Crowd Shows Up at Legislature To Protest

    01/15/2020 8:56:34 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies ^ | 1/14/2020 | Joe Saunders
    Democrats might wield power in the Old Dominion, but gun rights backers haven’t given up the fight. As lawmakers met Monday to consider a slew of gun control bills, they were greeted by “thousands” of Second Amendment supporters determined to voice their opposition, The Washington Free Beacon reported. Even in the face of that kind of popular discontent, four measures moved forward in the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee, thanks to a Democratic majority, though some were in slightly weakened form, The Free Beacon reported. But one bill, known as SB 16, a controversial measure that would have “effectively” allowed authorities...
  • West Virginia Invites Virginia 2A Counties to Join The Mountain State

    01/15/2020 8:50:16 AM PST · by Bruiser 10 · 50 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 15 Jan 20 | Dean Garrison
    The plot thickens with the 2A battle in Virginia. West Virginia is now early in the process of inviting Virginia’s counties to secede and be annexed to West Virginia. WSET reports that the first official invitation has been delivered to Frederick County, VA. The West Virginia Senate adopted a resolution by voice vote Monday to remind residents of Frederick County, Virginia, that the county has a standing invite — from 1862 — to become part of West Virginia. It now goes to the House of Delegates.
  • Northam expected to ban firearms from Capitol grounds ahead of large gun-rights rally

    Gov. Ralph Northam is expected Wednesday to impose a ban on firearms in Capitol Square, days before a rally Monday to oppose gun control legislation that is expected to draw tens of thousands of gun-rights supporters to Richmond.