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  • Ohio Sheriff after meeting with Feds, warns of pending attacks within the U.S. (Video)

    02/09/2024 11:00:37 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 42 replies ^ | 2/8/2024 |
  • In today's gun rights cases, historians are in hot demand. Here's why

    02/05/2024 12:02:45 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 29 replies
    NPR ^ | 2/3/24 | Martin Kaste
    Historians have found themselves caught in the middle of America's debate over gun control ever since the Supreme Court ruled in 2022 that firearms laws must be consistent with American "tradition." That decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen set off a new wave of challenges to state and federal restrictions on guns. "What's happening now is a fight over what the Second Amendment ultimately means," says Chuck Michel, president and general counsel at the California Rifle & Pistol Association, which is suing the state over newly passed limits on concealed firearms. "This truly is a...
  • Video shows Indiana lawmaker showing holstered gun towards students who were advocating for gun control

    02/01/2024 12:42:45 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 33 replies
    WGN ^ | 2/1/24 | AP
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A video taken by a high school student shows an Indiana lawmaker flash a gun to students who were visiting the statehouse to talk to legislators about gun control. snip Lucas, a Republican from Seymour, and the group then conversed outside the elevator and one of the students filmed the interaction, as was first reported by the Statehouse File, a student journalism news site at Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana. In the video, Lucas told the students that people have to protect themselves and referenced failures of law enforcement to prevent mass casualties during school shootings in...
  • Joe Biden Exercises Executive Action to Promote More Gun Control

    01/25/2024 9:28:31 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/25/2024 | AWR HAWKINS
    The White House announced on Thursday that President Joe Biden is implementing executive action to promote more gun control, this time regarding gun storage. A White House press release noted that Biden’s actions are designed to “promote safe storage of firearms that implement President Biden’s Executive Order on promoting safe gun storage in order to reduce gun violence and make our communities safer.” The White House claims that “safe storage of firearms” can reduce “school shootings, youth suicides, unintentional shootings, and theft of firearms.” In response to the executive action, the Department of Justice will release a guide for firearm...
  • Biden Capitalizes On Uvalde Massacre Report With Ludicrous Gun-Control Plan

    01/24/2024 8:17:19 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 24, 2024 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Almost two years after a shooter murdered 21 people at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, the Department of Justice released a 575-page report on Thursday. The document confirmed what we already knew from Texas’ report last July. The police made serious mistakes and shouldn’t have waited outside the classroom. There is one big difference between the two reports. The Justice Department report starts its executive summary by emphasizing that the attack used “an AR-15 style assault rifle.”
  • Georgia Credit Union Bars Customers From Purchasing Guns With Their Own Money

    01/17/2024 12:57:36 PM PST · by Tench_Coxe · 56 replies
    Georgia United Credit Union recently updated their User Agreement — you know, that wall of text that your financial institution flashes at you from time to time and which few people bother to read. The catch: If you rely on Georgia United Credit Union for your purchasing tool, like, say, a debit card, you may no longer use that to purchase firearms, ammunition, firearms parts, or accessories, along with a host of other items.
  • Packing Services: Federal Judge Rules Ban on Guns in Post Offices is Unconstitutional

    01/14/2024 11:38:40 AM PST · by zeugma · 22 replies
    Jonathan Turley blog ^ | 01/14/24 | Jonathan Turley
    In Florida, U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle has ruled that the federal law prohibiting people from possessing firearms inside post offices is unconstitutional. The ruling is based on the 2022 Supreme Court ruling New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen recognized a person’s right to carry a handgun in public for self-defense.The case concerned Emmanuel Ayala, a U.S. Postal Service truck driver, who had a concealed weapons permit and held a Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun in a fanny pack for self-defense. When police tried to stop him, he ran and struggled with officers. While dismissing the...
  • Concealed Carry Decreases Crime [semi-satire]

    01/14/2024 9:58:13 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 January 2024 | John Semmens
    In 2022 Ohio became one of the 23 states that allow law-abiding individuals to to carry a firearm without a permit. Michael Weinman, of the Ohio Fraternal Order of Police, predicted that "allowing people without firearm training or a background check to go around carrying guns can only lead to more shootings." Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost asked the Center for Justice Research to do a before-and-after study to see if Weinman's fears were warranted. According to the study results, Parma, saw a 22% decrease in crimes involving firearms, Toledo and Akron saw an 18% decrease, and Columbus saw a...
  • Biden References Iowa Shooting Then Pushes Gun Control That Wouldn’t Have Stopped It

    01/08/2024 5:45:18 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/08/2023 | Awr Hawkins
    While giving a speech Monday at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, President Biden referenced Thursday’s shooting at Iowa’s Perry High School then pushed gun control that would not have prevented the shooting from taking place. Breitbart News reported the Iowa shooting was carried out by a 17-year-old armed with a pump shotgun and a small caliber handgun.
  • Ohio sees drop in gun crimes across major cities after permitless carry law, study shows

    01/04/2024 1:43:03 PM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    WOIO ^ | Jan. 3, 2024 | Gabby Hart
    CLEVELAND, Ohio - Contrary to concerns from some local leaders, a new study shows a decrease in gun crimes across six of Ohio’s eight largest cities following the implementation of the state’s “constitutional carry” law. The research, conducted by the Center for Justice Research (CJR) in partnership with Bowling Green State University, analyzed data from June 2021 to June 2023, covering a year before and after the law went into effect in June 2022. It focused on crimes involving firearms, verified gunshot-detection alerts, and the number of officers struck by gunfire. The findings revealed: Overall Decline: Across all eight cities,...
  • Prosecutor says people who rob stores ‘should expect to be shot’

    12/29/2023 8:40:14 AM PST · by george76 · 51 replies
    New York Post ^ | Dec. 27, 2023 | Yaron Steinbuch
    An Ohio prosecutor has indicted a smoke shop manager for allegedly shooting to death a 16-year-old boy during a robbery attempt — but warned that people “should expect to be shot” if they target stores. Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers filed the charges against the manager, Tony Thacker, 29, for allegedly shooting at would-be robbers as they fled VIP Smoke Shop in Delhi Township on Oct. 20.. “There is simply no justification for shooting at someone as they are running away,” Powers said .. “However, I want to make perfectly clear — these retail thefts will not be tolerated. If...
  • Awkward: Hunter Biden’s Defense Invokes Gun Rights Ruling 19 Times After Joe Called It Unconstitutional

    12/17/2023 12:02:30 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | DECEMBER 14, 2023 | Tristan Justice
    Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, is relying on Second Amendment arguments that his father once slammed as “deeply” troubling to escape conviction on gun crimes. On Monday, attorneys for the president’s son filed a series of motions to dismiss federal charges handed down by Special Counsel David Weiss. Among the charges Biden’s attorneys want thrown out are firearm charges that were filed on the basis of Hunter Biden purchasing a gun as a drug addict. Hunter Biden’s initial sweetheart plea agreement — which was derailed this summer after it fell apart in court — would have forgiven the felony firearm conviction...
  • Liberal America is Embracing Firearms

    12/12/2023 7:19:53 AM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Dec 11, 2023 | James Bickerton
    The proportion of registered Democrats who have a firearm in their home has jumped significantly over the past few years.. rising crime in urban areas could be behind the increase. In November 2023 the survey found 41 percent of Democrats said they live in a household with a gun, up from 33 percent in a similar survey .. in August 2019. Notably, 33 percent of Democrats also said they lived with a gun in a similar NBC survey conducted in March 2004, indicating the sharp rise has been concentrated over the past four years. ... The data also showed a...
  • NYC stabbings and slashings rise in 2023 driven by violence in homes, subways and schools

    12/10/2023 8:06:56 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Nypost ^ | 12/09/2023 | Tina Moore
    The number of stabbings and slashings in the Big Apple is rising — driven by violent incidents in homes, subways and schools, according to NYPD data. There have been 4,493 knifings so far in 2023 as of Sunday, a 6% increase over the 4,237 in the same period of 2022, the data show. At the same time, arrests for cutting crimes have increased nearly 30%, from 2,073 to 2,677, according to cops.
  • LeBron James Calls for More Gun Control After Shooting in UNLV Gun Free Zone

    12/07/2023 6:47:53 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/07/2023 | AWR HAWKINS
    L.A. Lakers star LeBron James called for more gun control following Wednesday’s handgun attack on the gun free University of Nevada, Las Vegas, campus. ESPN quoted James saying: It just goes back to what I said before about guns in America. I think it’s such a longer conversation, but we keep dealing with the same story, this same conversation every single time it happens, and it just continues to happen. The ability to get a gun, the ability to do these things over and over and over, and there’s been no change is literally ridiculous. It makes no sense that...
  • The most logical, comprehensive, succinct, and brilliant 53-second disembowelment of gun control I have ever heard [Rumble video]

    11/12/2023 4:10:42 PM PST · by Paal Gulli · 35 replies
    Rumble ^ | Nov 12 2023 | Nick J. Freitas
    The Gun Control Argument Obliterated in Under One Minute by a Guy Drinking Coffee
  • Scoop: Biden Demands Gun Control for Israelis

    11/06/2023 4:16:34 PM PST · by DFG · 62 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/06/2023 | Adam Kredo
    The Biden administration refused to sell American weapons to Israel unless it provided guarantees the guns would not be given to civilians living in the West Bank, the Washington Free Beacon is exclusively reporting. The Jewish state urgently requested the United States sell it thousands of M-16 rifles following the Hamas terror group's Oct. 7 slaughter of more than 1,400 unarmed Israeli citizens. But the Biden administration would not approve the sale until Israel guaranteed the critical weapons would not reach civilian outposts in the West Bank, which the Biden administration and its Democratic allies view as occupied territory. The...
  • The Manifesto of the Trans School Shooter that ERLC Head Tried to Hide From Us Leaked – And It’s Bad

    11/06/2023 9:02:24 AM PST · by Morgana · 73 replies
    Disntr ^ | November 6, 2023 | staff
    On March 27, 2023, a mass shooting occurred at The Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, which resulted in multiple fatalities. The attack was carried out by a transgender leftist who had written a “manifesto” which has currently been withheld due to public records requests made by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department as well as the activism of Southern Baptist Convention ERLC head, Brent Leatherwood. Brent Leatherwood, head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s public policy arm, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), is calling on TN lawmakers to back a proposal by Governor Bill Lee for an extreme risk protective...
  • Vermont was recently rated as the safest state. And Vermont lets anyone carry a gun, even without a permit.

    11/05/2023 3:32:43 PM PST · by grundle · 56 replies
    Wordpress ^ | November 5, 2023 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Vermont was recently rated as the safest state:Source: Vermont lets anyone carry a gun, even without a permit.Source:
  • Sen. Angus King Working on Gun Control for ‘Assault Rifles’

    10/31/2023 11:30:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/31/2023 | AWR HAWKINS
    Sen. Angus King (I-ME) is working on “assault rifle” gun control this week after a suspect with a sniper rifle shot and killed 18 people in Lewiston, Maine. The Portland Press Herald noted that King is not ready to reveal details about his gun control bill, The Herald indicated King’s intention is to “ban the most dangerous and lethal aspects of military-style assault rifles.” King provided a clue into what these “aspects” of certain firearms might be when he spoke to KTLA and said, “I want to do what’ll work and to me, the most clear danger are these high...