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  • Choosing Self-Reliance: New NICS Record

    07/07/2020 4:07:14 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 6 replies
    June 2020 set another all-time background check record. The FBI NICS office ran 3,931,607 total background checks last month, breaking the previous record by nearly two-hundred-thousand checks. The number of background checks run by the FBI has surpassed 3 million in a month four times. Three of those times have been this year. There have been 38% more checks in January through June of this year than during the same time period last year, and we have already hit 67% of the total number of checks run last year. Last year, you may recall, was the busiest year for...
  • Eruption of violence in Boston: 7 killings in less than a week

    07/06/2020 12:46:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 6, 2020
    A horrific week of violence in Boston — seven slayings in less than a week — led to calls on Sunday to end the bloodshed and for a serious investment in mental-health services in the city. A woman was shot to death early Sunday morning in Dorchester, according to police who reported the seventh killing in Boston since Tuesday. “It’s just absolutely terrible,” Mary Franklin, founder of the Women Survivors of Homicide Movement, told the Herald. “If our city would invest in serious mental-health services for poor communities, we would be able to decrease a lot of the crime and...
  • Federal judge dismisses GOP case against Michigan redistricting commission

    07/06/2020 12:30:39 PM PDT · by RckyRaCoCo · 16 replies
    Bridge ^ | July 6, 2020 | Riley Beggin
    A federal judge Monday dismissed a lawsuit by Michigan Republican groups seeking to block a new state redistricting commission. The ruling is the latest legal setback for Republicans, who earlier this year failed to win an injunction that would prevent the formation of the commission, which they contend is unconstitutional. The decision Monday — by U.S. District Court Judge Janet Neff, appointed by GOP President George W. Bush — is a blow to state Republicans who fought against the implementation of the redistricting commission, which was created in 2018.
  • California girls, 11 and 12, fatally shot at birthday pool party; 3 others wounded

    07/05/2020 10:29:38 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 5, 2020 | Robert Gearty
    Two girls attending a birthday pool party in California were fatally shot and three others were wounded, according to reports.
  • The GOP’s Gen Z Problem and Path Forward - (Niskanen Center)

    06/30/2020 1:58:34 PM PDT · by rintintin · 25 replies
    Niskanen Center ^ | June 30 2020 | BY MILEAH KROMER, MELISSA DECKMAN
    Joe Biden was hardly the darling of the youth vote during the Democratic primaries. From the Iowa caucuses through the March 17 primaries, he won just 22 percent of the votes among those younger than 45 years old and far less among those aged 18-24. But despite his low levels of initial support and ongoing reports of a lack of enthusiasm for his candidacy, polls now show the former vice president boasting a 20+ point lead over Pres. Donald Trump among young voters. It’s little wonder why. Millennials (born 1981 to 1996) and Generation Z (born after 1996) identify or...
  • CHOP gets the chop: Barricades at Seattle's cop-free zone are torn down as police move in to reclaim the 'war zone' a day after the second deadly shooting at the camp when its own security shot dead a black 16-year-old

    06/30/2020 10:11:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 89 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 30, 2020 | Lauren Freun
    Seattle's 'occupied' protest zone was dismantled Tuesday a day after the second deadly shooting at the camp when its own security shot dead a black teenager. Demonstrators have occupied several blocks around the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct and a park for about two weeks. Police had abandoned the precinct following clashes with protesters calling for an end to police brutality. But by Tuesday morning crews were working to pull down the barriers.
  • Trump Will Win If He Responds to Righteous Voter Rage

    06/30/2020 8:36:27 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 31 replies
    American Greatness ^ | June 28, 2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    he 2020 election will be decided in the fall by swing voters in ten or 15 states. Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, those voters were leaning to reelect President Trump, largely on the powers of incumbency and a near-record vibrant economy. The Democratic left-wing primary agendas, from the New Green Deal to reparations, the clownish candidates of the Beto O’Rourke and Corey Booker sort, the arrogance and meltdown of Mike Bloomberg, and Joe Biden’s cognitive impairment collectively frightened voters. Meanwhile, the booming economy, record energy production, record-low minority unemployment and reckoning with China had overshadowed Trump’s cul de sac tweeting,...
  • Lefty think tank president says he’d have rushed St. Louis homeowners and beaten their brains in (Niskanen Center president)

    06/30/2020 7:40:34 AM PDT · by rintintin · 83 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 30 2020 | Twitchy
    Of course we’re talking about the St. Louis couple who brandished firearms at “peaceful protesters” who knocked down a gate and marched through their private property. Plenty of lefties can’t believe that they haven’t been arrested yet for pointing guns at people, but as The Federalist reports, left-wing think tank president Jerry Taylor wouldn’t have waited for the police. In a now-deleted tweet, he says he would have rushed the couple, beaten their brains in, and not apologized either.
  • NRA has shed 200 staffers this year as group faces financial crisis

    06/29/2020 9:17:37 PM PDT · by upchuck · 47 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 29, 2020 | Peter Stone
    After spending over $30m to help elect Donald Trump in 2016, the National Rifle Association faces a deepening financial crisis with over 200 staff layoffs and furloughs in 2020, according to three NRA sources, gun analysts and documents. The situation is likely to hinder efforts by the gun rights group to help Trump and other Republicans win in November’s election. The 200-plus layoffs and furloughs, which have not previously been reported and were mainly at NRA headquarters in Virginia, were spurred by declines in revenues and fundraising, heavy legal spending, political infighting, and charges of insider self-dealing under scrutiny by...
  • St. Louis Prosecutor Investigating Mark and Patricia McCloskeys' Armed Encounter

    06/29/2020 5:00:03 PM PDT · by Kazan · 110 replies
    Riverfront Times ^ | 6/29/2020 | Ashley Cole
    St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner is contemplating whether a pair of married lawyers broke any laws on Sunday when they aimed firearms at nonviolent protesters who were walking past the couple's Central West End mansion en route to a protest at the nearby house of Mayor Lyda Krewson. In multiple videos, including one that had more than 13 million views by Monday morning, Mark and Patricia McCloskey are seen aiming their weapons at the protestors. Mark McCloskey is shown holding an assault-style rifle, while Patricia is seen holding a semiautomatic pistol. It is unclear if either gun is loaded....
  • US Customs Seize Millions Worth of Illicit Narcotics and Assault Weapon Parts From China

    06/28/2020 7:48:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/28/2020 | Frank Fang
    U.S. customs officials in Cincinnati recently seized 530 pounds of illicit narcotics and other controlled substances in a shipment originating from China, which had a street value of over $2 million. The cargo also contained other illicit goods such as counterfeit products and prohibited food items. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the seizure in a press release on June 26. The shipment, intercepted by customs officials on May 11, was destined for a single importer in Aurora, Colorado. “This is the largest synthetic seizure in the history of our port,” said Cincinnati Port Director Richard Gillespie in the press...
  • Seattle is Dying...

    06/28/2020 2:24:04 PM PDT · by Tippecanoe · 79 replies
    Video: Thanks to liberal progressive power, Seattle is Dying Trash, homelessness, drugs, crime
  • President Donald J. Trump’s Letter to the Governor of Illinois and Mayor of Chicago

    06/27/2020 5:47:25 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 23 replies
    The White House ^ | June 26, 2020 | Donald J. Trump
    Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot: I write to you today to call your attention to and urge action on the devastating violence in Chicago. I have been horrified by the continued violence in this great American city. The American people (hardworking taxpayers) send you millions of dollars in Federal funding each year to support public safety in Chicago. In 2018 and 2019, Chicago benefited from $136 million in funding from the Urban Area Security Initiative Grant Program, and another $68 million was recently announced for Chicago from this important program. The Department of Justice awarded and is in the process...
  • Trump calls Pritzker, Lightfoot failures on Chicago gun violence

    06/28/2020 3:36:44 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 10 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 28, 2020 | Rick Pearson and John Byrne
    Republican President Donald Trump lashed out Friday night at Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Mayor Lori Lightfoot over Chicago’s gun violence, saying the two had put their “own political interests” ahead of the lives of residents and insisting that “law and order” was needed. In a letter, Trump also used the violence issue as a jumping off point to attack the state and city for high taxes and burdensome regulations, contending Pritzker and Lightfoot’s “insatiable appetite” for taxes has led people to flee Illinois. A Pritzker spokeswoman said Trump’s letter was a “press stunt” aimed at serving as a distraction...
  • Lowell (MI) PD Chief Ousted Over Controversial Facebook Post

    06/28/2020 12:49:19 PM PDT · by Jerrybob · 26 replies
    Woodtv.com ^ | 6/28/2020 | self
    Lowell PD chief ousted over controversial Facebook post Kent County by: Ken Kolker Posted: Jun 5, 2020 / 12:05 PM EDT / Updated: Jun 5, 2020 / 06:16 PM EDT LOWELL, Mich. (WOOD) — The Lowell police chief was forced to resign just days after a controversial Facebook post that supported four young men who had armed themselves against potential protesters. Chief Steven Bukala was told to resign by 5 p.m. Thursday or that he would be fired at 5:01 p.m., according to documents obtained Friday by News 8. He resigned by email.
  • MD Regulated Firearm Applications, Licenses and Permits database was down til June 24

    06/28/2020 11:53:44 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    AT ABOUT 8:30 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY JUNE 24, 2020, THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES WAS ABLE TO RESTORE THEIR DATABASE SYSTEMS TO A FULLY OPERATIONAL STATUS. THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE LICENSING DIVISION (MDSPLD) STAFF IMMEDIATELY BEGAN TO ADDRESS THE BACKLOG OF REGULATED FIREARM PURCHASE APPLICATIONS. EMPLOYEES WORKED THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT AND WILL CONTINUE TO WORK AROUND-THE-CLOCK TO CONDUCT FULL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS ON ALL APPLICANTS. THE PROCESS TO COMPLETE ALL APPLICATIONS ON FILE IS EXPECTED TO TAKE SEVERAL DAYS, EVEN WITH THE AROUND-THE-CLOCK SCHEDULE.THEREFORE, WE ASK FOR YOUR CONTINUED PATIENCE AND ENCOURAGE ALL REGULATED FIREARMS...
  • Do Universal Background Checks Prevent Gun Violence?(typical BS)

    06/28/2020 10:15:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    wamu.org ^ | 6/25/2020 | Lisa Dunn
    Research is mixed as to whether universal background check requirements can reduce gun violence. Some studies have found that UBCs can reduce gun violence and violent crime generally. But other research has found that these policies haven’t led to reductions in gun violence, even after being in place for several years. The RAND Corporation recently completed a meta-analysis of 18 different gun control policies and found “moderate” evidence that universal background checks decreased both violent crime (including homicides) and suicide rates. A similar, 2017 review of academic literature on gun policies by Harvard University found that more comprehensive background check...
  • CUNY adjunct professor: White people are terrorists

    08/17/2019 6:48:24 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 50 replies
    College Fix ^ | August 15, 2019 | College Fix
    An adjunct professor from City University of New York says the “ideology of racialized terrorism” is the responsibility of all white people in the United States. In an interview with WBGO radio (which was taken offline shortly after being posted; the archived link is here), political science instructor Josie Gonsalves said that she has “seen enough” and proceeded to tie America’s racist and capitalist past to the current mass shootings of the present.
  • Remington Arms preps for bankruptcy sale to Navajo Nation

    06/27/2020 7:02:19 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 128 replies
    NYPOST ^ | 6/26/2020 | Staff
    Remington Arms, America’s oldest gun maker, is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is in advanced talks for a potential sale to the Navajo Nation, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Remington is making preparations for the Native American tribe to serve as the lead bidder to purchase its assets out of Chapter 11, the Journal reported here, citing people familiar with the matter. The report added that the filing could come with in days. Remington had previously filed for bankruptcy protection in March 2018.
  • WILL THE CONSERVATIVES’ LOSING STREAK AT THE SUPREME COURT CONTINUE?

    06/26/2020 9:13:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | 06/26/2020 | Paul Mirengoff
    Tomorrow, beginning at 10 a.m. in the East, the Supreme Court will start issuing its final opinions of the term. The big cases yet to be decided include: June Medical Services v. Russo (regarding abortion), Trump v. Mazars USA and Trump v. Vance (regarding access to President Trump’s tax returns case), Little Sisters of the Poor Sts. Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania (regarding the conscience exemption from Obamacare’s birth control mandate), and Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue (regarding tax credits and religious schools). Having incorrectly predicted the result of Michael Flynn’s case in the D.C. Circuit, and not...