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  • Blue State Citizens Are Buying Guns At A Record Pace

    01/21/2022 4:56:16 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/14/22 | Larry Keane
    The past two years have witnessed gun sales the likes of which have never been seen before. It’s not just Red states either. The totals include big numbers in Blue states already home to some of the strictest gun control laws in the country.With the midterm elections less than 10 months away, elected officials supporting more gun control could be in for a rude awakening given the shifting Second Amendment support among their voting constituencies.Gun Sales Blue WaveLaw-abiding Americans took firm control over their personal safety and Second Amendment rights in 2020 and recorded 21 million background checks for gun...
  • Joe Biden Complains About ‘Ridiculous’ Number of Gun Sales After Synagogue Terrorist Incident

    01/17/2022 6:46:46 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/17/2021 | Charlie Spiering
    President Joe Biden complained about the number of guns sold in the United States after an armed terrorist suspect took four hostages at a Texas synagogue on Sunday. “There’s so many guns that have been sold of late; it’s just ridiculous,” Biden said when asked by reporters on Sunday about gun control after the incident.
  • A Better 9mm? Federal Introduces the 30 Super Carry Self Defense Handgun Cartridge

    01/16/2022 1:02:13 PM PST · by rellimpank · 105 replies
    Field and Stream ^ | 16 jan 2022 | Richard Mann
    Federal has introduced a new cartridge that has been specifically designed for those who carry a concealed pistol for personal protection. They’re calling it the 30 Super Carry. From an external and terminal ballistics standpoint, the 30 Super Carry will run right with the 9mm, but offers some advantages. It generates between 10 and 20 percent less recoil, for one thing. And maybe more importantly, given magazines of the same size, it offers a higher capacity than the .380 Auto or 9mm Luger. How did Federal achieve this? They borrowed from what they learned in 2008 while developing the .327...
  • As Gun Sales Soared, the Number of Violent Crimes Committed with Guns Plummeted

    01/14/2022 4:29:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2022 | John R. Lott, jr
    With violent crime soaring over the last two years, Americans want a solution. Over and over, resident Joe Biden and gun control advocates frame violent crime as a gun problem. Relying on public health researchers, articles such as this one in the Atlantic and in local news stories this week point to increasing gun sales as the cause. But reported gun crimes fell in 2020, so the writers ignore the obvious explanation for rising crime, that law enforcement isn’t being allowed to do its job. Gun sales increased dramatically in 2020 before receding some in 2021. Background checks on gun...
  • L.A. Crime Wave: Wealthy Buying Guns As Poor Minorities Left Defenseless

    01/10/2022 10:29:11 AM PST · by blam · 40 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 1-10-2022 | AWR Hawkins
    While the elite flock to Beverly Hill’s only gun shop looking for guns for self-defense, poor California minorities are finding it difficult to get through the state’s many gun control laws and acquire a firearm to use to keep themselves and their families safe. On December 30, 2021, Breitbart News noted that the rich and famous were flocking to Beverly Hill Guns for protection from the craziness that has overtaken day-to-day life in Los Angeles. FOX News now reports that other Californians, particularly minorities, are finding the acquisition of a firearm difficult. Geneva Solomon, owner of Los Angeles County’s Redstone...
  • Newsom, Democrats Go for Californians’ Guns

    01/08/2022 6:00:09 PM PST · by algore · 34 replies
    Even as crime is surging in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom and his allies in the legislature are seeking to make it more difficult for citizens to defend themselves. This week, Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) introduced Assembly Bill 1594, which reads, “This bill would specify that a gun industry member has created or maintained a public nuisance, as defined, if their failure to follow federal, state, or local law caused injury or death or if the gun industry member engaged in unfair business practices.” It’s a blatant attempt to bankrupt the gun companies, a clear violation of the Second Amendment...
  • DOJ Announces New Rule for Firearm Safety and Storage

    01/05/2022 9:03:49 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 44 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 1/5/2022 | By Katabella Roberts
    The Department of Justice on Jan. 3 announced a new rule for firearm safety and storage, set to take effect on Feb. 3. The new rule implements the existing Gun Control Act requirement that imposes strict licensing and regulation on the firearms industry, and states that federal firearms licensees (FFLs) that sell firearms to the general public must certify that they have available secure gun storage or safety device. The act defines secure gun storage or safety devices as “a device that, when installed on a firearm, is designed to prevent the firearm from being operated without first deactivating the...
  • Biden Admin. Adopts New Rule To Enhance Secure Storage Of Firearms

    01/04/2022 8:52:17 PM PST · by MAGA2017 · 33 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | 1/3/21 | T. Grant Benson
    The Department of Justice today announced a new rule to help enable the safe and secure storage of firearms and published a Best Practices Guide for federal firearms licensees (FFLs). This new rule implements the existing Gun Control Act requirement that federal firearms licensees that sell firearms to the general public (non-licensees) must certify that they have available secure gun storage or safety devices. “Today’s announcements build on the department’s efforts to reduce the risk of firearms falling into the wrong hands,” said Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. “Gun safety is a Department of Justice priority, and we will continue...
  • Gun Ownership Is Political Violence

    12/29/2021 4:01:01 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | December 28, 2021 | Andrew Cuff
    Politics Gun Ownership Is Political Violence Let’s call the 2nd Amendment what it is—the codification of a grave reality. Minuteman statue in Lexington, Massachusetts. (Ted Pendergast/Shutterstock) December 28, 2021| 12:01 am Andrew Cuff One of my neighbors has a bumper sticker: “The 2nd Amendment isn’t for hunting.” He’s correct as a matter of constitutional law—the Bill of Rights affirms the right to private gun ownership and, in effect, creates a form of distributed sovereignty that prevents the state from having a monopoly on force. In case after case, the Supreme Court has struck down attempts to limit this right, and...
  • Kim Potter Convicted for Accidentally Shooting Daunte Wright While Michael Byrd Was Never Even Charged for Intentionally Killing Ashli Babbitt

    12/23/2021 3:54:06 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 41 replies
    thelibertydaily.com ^ | 12/23/21 | JD Rucker
    Kim Potter Convicted for Accidentally Shooting Daunte Wright While Michael Byrd Was Never Even Charged for Intentionally Killing Ashli Babbitt Justice has not been served in the shooting death of Daunte Wright as former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter has been found guilty of 1st Degree Manslaughter. According to RedState: Former Brooklyn Center Police Department officer Kim Potter was found guilty of both first and second-degree manslaughter by a Minnesota jury Thursday in the death of Daunte Wright. Wright was killed on April 11, 2021, during a traffic stop when Potter mistook her Taser for her service weapon. Potter...
  • How Colt Became America's Chosen Firearm (GUN THREAD!)

    12/18/2021 7:20:28 PM PST · by max americana · 47 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/18/2021 | Timeline-War Factories
    "Sam Colt invented the mass production line, NOT Henry Ford" "Coltsville was the first tech campus to what Google and Apple campuses are today" "Sam Colt sold laughing gas to pay a gunsmith"
  • NY Post: Beverly Hills Residents Admit Guns are Useful Tools

    12/18/2021 4:08:13 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | December 16, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    In a recent article in the New York Post, writer Michael Shellenberger found, with rising crime and violence in California, guns might be useful things in some situations. Situations other than hunting or target shooting. Situations involving the defense of self, family, and home. From the article: “I’ve always been anti-gun,” said Debbie Mizrahie of Beverly Hills. “But I am right now in the process of getting myself shooting lessons because I now understand that there may be a need for me to know how to defend myself and my family. We’re living in fear.”During Black Lives Matter protests last...
  • 14-yr-old son of Philly pizza shop owner reportedly pulls gun, shoots robber in the face as mom is attacked

    12/16/2021 4:01:20 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 27 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | 12/16/21 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    14-yr-old son of Philly pizza shop owner reportedly pulls gun, shoots robber in the face as mom is attacked The 14-year-old son of a Philadelphia pizza shop owner was caught on surveillance video pulling a gun and shooting a robbery suspect in the face as he attacked his mother who was behind the cash register. The shooting took place at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 9 at Bolds Pizza on Spring Garden Street, according to WPVI-TV. It happened after one of three men who had just allegedly attempted to rob a CVS pharmacy came into the pizza shop which was...
  • NY AG James: ‘We Need to Follow’ CA Gov’s Lead to Allow Citizens to Sue Gun Sellers, Makers

    12/16/2021 8:09:09 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 67 replies
    breitbart ^ | 14 Dec 2021 | PAM KEY
    New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) said Tuesday on ABC’s “The View” that she was looking into following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D-CA) recent proposal to allow private citizens to sue manufacturers and distributors of assault weapons. Co-host Sarah Haines said, “Last the Supreme Court refused to block a Texas law that allows everyday citizens to sue abortion providers. Then California Governor Newsom wants to take that law and flip it and allow citizens in his state to sue assault weapon and ghost gun providers. Would you do something like this? is it an effective legal strategy?” AD James said,...
  • All charges dropped against Miami-Dade mass shooting suspect

    12/16/2021 1:54:51 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 21 replies
    News Nation Now ^ | 12/15/2021 | Brian Entin, Sean Noone
    All of the charges against a suspect in a May shooting that killed three people and wounded 20 others outside of El Mula Banquet Hall in Miami have been dropped... Warneric Buckner, 20, was charged with 20 counts of attempted murder and three counts of murder. However, he confessed to detectives after he requested an attorney — which is a violation of his constitutional rights.
  • Editorial: Newsom's Texas-style gun ploy is an emotionally satisfying, and very bad, idea

    12/15/2021 1:48:37 PM PST · by rellimpank · 7 replies
    LA Times ^ | 15 dec 2021
    Perhaps Gov. Gavin Newsom was only joking on Saturday when he called for a Texas-style law that would prod Californians to sue one another over guns, just as SB 8 incentivizes Texans to seek bounties to block abortions. Maybe he was speaking only out of frustration, or maybe he just wanted to buck up fellow blue-staters who are rightly appalled that the U.S. Supreme Court didn’t strike down the Texas law last week and instead appears headed toward embracing further constraints on women’s control of their bodies while loosening restrictions on the ability to carry and use dangerous weapons. (snip)...
  • California Solidifies its Status as Irrationally Anti-Second Amendment

    12/15/2021 8:08:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2021 | Bob Barr
    Neither California nor California-based judges miss an opportunity to display their anti-Second Amendment bias, most recently in a pair of federal court rulings upholding the state’s bans on so-called “assault weapons” and on firearms magazines able to hold more than 10 rounds. The state’s anti-firearms laws, and their support from the still-liberal Ninth Circuit panel of judges, highlight a problem that continues to bedevil Second Amendment supporters – that is, defending the Bill of Rights’ guarantee of the “right to keep and bear arms” in terms of need rather than principle. In a report I authored for the Heritage Foundation...
  • A Report From the Frontlines of Beverly Hill: As Violence Arrives in Rich Neighborhoods, Liberals And Ex-Radicals Buy Guns And Mobilize To Oust Progressive D.A.s

    12/14/2021 8:50:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    “I’ve always been anti-gun,” said Debbie Mizrahie of Beverly Hills.“But I am right now in the process of getting myself shooting lessons because I now understand that there may be a need for me to know how to defend myself and my family. We’re living in fear.”During Black Lives Matter protests last year, Mizrahie told The Post, her neighbor’s home was firebombed with Molotov cocktails.“My kids were outside and they saw a huge explosion,” she said.“[The neighbor’s] backyard went up in smoke. Trees burned down … But it’s only gotten worse. Beverly Hills has been targeted.”Mizrahie, a 40-something mother of...
  • No, The SCOTUS Ruling On Abortion Doesn’t Affect California Gun Laws

    12/14/2021 2:49:09 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/14/2021 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    You would never know it from the reaction of President Joe Biden and Gov. Gavin Newsom, but the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Friday about the Texas abortion case didn’t overturn Roe v. Wade. It dealt with arcane legal precedent over who can sue and be sued – what is called “standing” – and the constitutionality of Texas’ law is far from settled. On Saturday, hopefully because Newsom hadn’t yet read or understood the decision, he announced he would now use the ruling to help Californians enforce gun control laws. Biden and Newsom’s comments are more likely to gin up...
  • Beverly Hills residents arming themselves with guns in wake of violence

    12/09/2021 2:17:16 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 128 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/09/2021 | Michael Shellenberger
    “I’ve always been anti-gun,” said Debbie Mizrahie of Beverly Hills. “But I am right now in the process of getting myself shooting lessons because I now understand that there may be a need for me to know how to defend myself and my family. We’re living in fear.” During Black Lives Matter protests last year, Mizrahie told The Post, her neighbor’s home was firebombed with Molotov cocktails. “My kids were outside and they saw a huge explosion,” she said. “[The neighbor’s] backyard went up in smoke. Trees burned down … But it’s only gotten worse. Beverly Hills has been targeted.”...