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  • Gif of the Day: Tank Skeet Shooting

    02/02/2013 8:29:56 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    GUNS.com ^ | 2/02/13 | Chris Callahan
    Gif of the Day: Tank Skeet Shooting
  • Chris Kyle, Another Brother Lost

    02/02/2013 8:28:28 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 83 replies
    SOFREP ^ | 2-2-2013 | Jack Murphy
    Chris Kyle, Another Brother Lost by Jack Murphy · February 2, 2013 · Posted In: SOF News I am saddened to have to announce the tragic loss of another one of our own. This has been a hard year for the Special Operations community, perhaps the SEAL community most of all.Today Chris Kyle was shot and killed at a shooting range at the Rough Creek Lodge in Texas, murdered along with a second individual.Chris had been volunteering his time to help Marine Corps veterans suffering from PTSD and mentoring them. Part of this process involved taking these veterans to the...
  • Natural gas a clean transition to renewables

    02/02/2013 8:19:36 PM PST · by Bratch · 18 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Mark Brownstein
    <p>Seven years ago, I was hired by the Environmental Defense Fund to fight against more than 100 new coal-fired power plants proposed across the United States. Today, these plants are dead. New coal construction has ground to a halt, and our focus has shifted from fighting new coal plants to pressuring existing coal plants toclose.</p>
  • EDITORIAL: Assault Weapons are popular with the young. Are gamers key?

    02/02/2013 8:09:11 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    GUNS.com ^ | January 31, 2013 | Max Slowik
    EDITORIAL: ‘Assault weapons’ are popular with the young. Are gamers key? In a recent Reason-Rupe poll a slim majority of American supported the private ownership of “assault weapons” (51 percent in favor, 44 opposed) and a slightly larger majority of Americans believe that the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School is being exploited for political means (52 percent see it as politicking, 41 as responsible governing). But there were some other findings that are sure to surprise many people, especially politicians. Specifically that age, not politics, has a greater bearing on whether or not a person has the right to...
  • Black Illinois State Representative Ken Hunter Says Chicago has tried to keep guns from the black

    02/02/2013 7:48:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    In a candid and honest response to a question at a town hall on February 2nd, 2013, Representative Hunter says that because the Black community has more crime than White communities, they have been historically kept from having guns. Representative Hunter must be given credit for not being sure that the approach has worked. Here is a transcript of that portion of the video. Chicago Town Hall, 3rd Legislative District: At 1:38:35 to 1:39:40, State Representative Ken Duncan, when asked why do 49 states have concealed carry legislation and we don't, says: " The City of Chicago, Historically their opposition...
  • Ontarios new lesbian Premier promises to bring back explicit lower grades sex-ed curriculum

    02/02/2013 7:47:12 PM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    LSN ^ | Patrick B. Craine
    TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Ontarios new Premier Kathleen Wynne promised to bring back a controversial sex-ed program at her first news conference after winning the leadership of Ontarios Liberals party. The curriculum, which would have had students learning about gender identity in grade 3 and anal intercourse in grade 7, was shelved temporarily by Premier Dalton McGuinty in 2010 after strong backlash from parents. Kathleen Wynne, Ontario's new Premier We are going to evolve the physical health and sex education curriculum, Wynne said on Jan. 27th, according to Xtra. We have developed curriculum in this province for decades,...
  • Biden to Iran: Time for diplomacy is not unlimited

    02/02/2013 7:41:49 PM PST · by haffast · 22 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/01/2013 12:46 | YAARA SHALOM
    The window of opportunity for diplomacy over Irans nuclear program will not be opened indefinitely, US Vice President Joe Biden warned in an interview with the German daily Sddeutsche Zeitung on Friday. snip Biden set out on a European tour during which he was to meet with Syrian opposition leader Mouaz Alkhatib on Saturday to discuss US concerns about the Syrian conflict with representatives from Russia and the UN. He was scheduled to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Friday, French President Franois Hollande on Monday, and British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday. On Thursday, outgoing...
  • L.A. Archdiocese's reaction too little, too late

    02/02/2013 7:40:34 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 54 replies
    The horror, the sordidness of the awful abuse of children by figures of spiritual authority is not much assuaged by current Archbishop Jose Gomez relieving Cardinal Mahony of "all public duties" after mounting evidence showed he shielded pedophile priests from law enforcement. So Mahony won't be overseeing the Sacrament of Confirmation at Our Lady of the Angels anytime soon. But he is not only still a priest who can perform Mass - he is still one of the 120 cardinals who form the leadership of a church with more than 1.1 billion adherents worldwide, in a line going back to...
  • Russia marks 70th anniversary of end of Battle of Stalingrad, a turning point in WWII

    02/02/2013 7:38:39 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 12 replies
    AP via Canada.com ^ | Feb 2, 2013 | Alex Zemlianichenko
    VOLGOGRAD, Russia - An aged T-34 tank clattered into the centre of the southern Russian city once known as Stalingrad and soldiers dressed in World War II-era uniforms marched solemnly as Russia marked the 70th anniversary of the end of one of modern warfare's bloodiest battles. President Vladimir Putin came to the city later Saturday to take part in the commemorations, including a visit to the famous hilltop memorial complex surmounted by a towering 87-meter (280-foot) statue of a sword-wielding woman representing the motherland. "Stalingrad will forever remain a symbol of unity and invincibility of our people, a symbol of...
  • Sandra Fluke equates birth control pills to leukemia treatment

    02/02/2013 7:35:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 37 replies
    LAN ^ | Cassy Fiano
    Sandra Fluke has become increasingly irrelevant after her one, brief moment in the spotlight, where she whined about having to pay for her own birth control. Since then, become more and more irrelevant, drawing crowds of a whopping ten people. She must have missed the attention, as shes come roaring back with yet another absurd claim: birth control coverage is the same thing as coverage for treating leukemia! So, lets get this straight. Companies against the government forcing them to fund something that goes against their religious beliefs that 99% of the time is nothing more than preventative care...
  • Govt. Misuse - CA Justice Dept. Helicopter Used for Football Drop at High School Homecoming Game

    02/02/2013 7:35:03 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    KCRA ^ | Jan 31, 2013 | Mike Luery
    Justice Dept. chopper used for football drop at HS homecoming State agents investigate apparent unauthorized use of police helicopter SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) California taxpayers shelled out hundreds of dollars for the apparent unauthorized use of a police helicopter at a high school football game. The helicopter incident involved a high school homecoming event that top law enforcement supervisors at the Department of Justice knew nothing about, KCRA 3 has learned. The incident took place last November, when a DOJ helicopter hovered over El Dorado Hills for a homecoming game at Oak Ridge High School. In a video later uploaded...
  • The Government Generously Offers To Help You "Manage Your Retirement Account

    02/02/2013 7:29:39 PM PST · by Perdogg · 82 replies
    Via Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, [ZH: We have discussed this threat over the past several years (must read).] The obvious concept is that when the government runs out of money, or they face a drying up in interest for its debt, they will come for the $19.4 trillion in Americans retirement accounts. It seems that day may be finally drawing near. I stopped contributing to my 401k back when I worked at Bernstein, and I will probably now have to give more serious consideration whether I want to take the penalty and move the funds out of my...
  • Timbuktu Gives Frances President an Ecstatic Welcome

    02/02/2013 7:26:15 PM PST · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    Frances president, Franois Hollande paid a triumphant visit to this ancient city on Saturday, receiving a rapturous welcome from thousands of people who gathered next to a 14th-century mosque to dance, play drums and chant Vive la France! The muezzin, whose singing calls residents to pray five times a day, wore a scarf in the colors of the French flag as he shouted, Vive Hollande!
  • Ohio man pleads guilty to child rape in case centered on victims adoptive father

    02/02/2013 7:04:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    DAYTON, Ohio An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to raping a boy authorities say was brought by the childs adoptive father to his home, where both men raped the boy. The Montgomery County prosecutors office said Friday that 32-year-old Patrick Rieder (REE-dur) pleaded guilty to 27 counts including rape of a child under 13 and pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor. The prosecutor says Rieder was sentenced to 25 years to life and labeled a sex offender. Authorities say the boys adoptive father gave Rieder and another man access to the boy. The adoptive father has pleaded guilty...
  • Will Christian Leaders Finally Compromise on ObamaCare?

    02/02/2013 7:04:02 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 12 replies
    CSTNEWS ^ | February 2, 2013 | Don Boys, Ph.D.
    A response to my column, Catholics Defy ObamaCare! What About Fundamentalist Churches and Universities? reveals a lack of understanding many people have as to the responsibility of Christians in the face of government intrusion into their ministries. Most people obviously do not understand what all historians have known for two thousand years. The second century church leader, Tertullian observed, "The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church." Pagans (all non-Christians) observed that Christians who willingly went to their deaths influenced numerous unbelievers to trust Christ who then themselves became martyrs. My critic sarcastically asked, "And how much...
  • Author of "American Sniper" among the dead at Rough Creek (CHRIS KYLE MURDERED!)

    02/02/2013 7:01:42 PM PST · by hawkeye101 · 328 replies
    A former Tarleton State University student who wrote the best-selling book, "American Sniper," was one of two victims shot and killed at Rough Creek Lodge late Saturday afternoon. Chris Kyle and a friend were found dead at Rough Creek's shooting range.
  • Microsoft C# named programming language of 2012

    02/02/2013 6:53:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    IT World ^ | 01/28/2013 | Sophie Curtis, Techworld
    Microsoft's C# has been crowned the number one programming language of the year by the PopularitY of Programming Language (PYPL) index. Although Java is still the most widely used programming language in the world, C#'s popularity grew by 2.3% in 2012 - more than any other programming language during the same period. The growth of C# is thought to come at the expense of C and Visual Basic. Java had a 28.3% developer share in 2012, even though its usage went down 0.3%. PHP, whose market share was down 1.6% to 15.4%, was the second most popular. C# and C++...
  • State investigators: Fulton election documents were altered

    02/02/2013 6:53:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | January 31, 2013 | Johnny Edwards
    Someone altered Fulton County voter records after last years presidential election, using a red pen to add names to tally sheets of voters using paper ballots and marking that their votes all counted. Who is responsible remains a mystery, but it happened after managers from at least two precincts had signed off on the documents and submitted them to the main county elections office. I know for certain that these additional names were added after, Rosalyn Murphy, who served in November as an assistant poll manager at Church of the Redeemer in Sandy Springs, told the State Election Board during...
  • 7-Year-Old Child Violinist Brianna Kahane Performs The Prayer

    02/02/2013 6:28:51 PM PST · by rocky50 · 22 replies
    Remarkable 7-Year-Old Child Violinist Brianna Kahane Performs "The Prayer" on 1/4-Size Violin
  • Tips are not optional, they are how waiters get paid in America

    02/02/2013 6:16:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 197 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | February 1, 2013 | Chelsea Welch, former waitress
    An Applebee's diner refused to leave a tip for religious reasons. The waitress who exposed it wonders if Jesus will pay her bills. I was a waitress at Applebee's restaurant in Saint Louis. I was fired Wednesday for posting a picture on Reddit.com of a note a customer left on a bill. I posted it on the web as a light-hearted joke. This didn't even happen at my table. The note was left for another server, who allowed me to take a picture of it at the end of the night. Someone had scribbled on the receipt, "I give God...
  • PIRRO Giving Rahm & Bronco Hell on Fox

    02/02/2013 6:15:25 PM PST · by eyedigress · 27 replies
    FNC.com | Feb 2 2013 | Pirro
    Pirro has let loose. This thread may not make it far but she nailed it.
  • Man shoots robber at Detroit bus stop

    02/02/2013 6:13:23 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    wxyz.com ^ | 1 February, 2013 | NA
    (WXYZ) - Police say an attempted robbery and shooting happened at a bus stop on Detroit's west side. Officers say a man tried to rob another man waiting to get on the bus. That's when the victim shot the robber. No word on whether he was arrested. Read more: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/national/man-shoots-robber-at-detroit-bus-stop#ixzz2JnWKiQPu
  • Third District(Chicago) Concealed Carry Townhall (Vanity)

    02/02/2013 6:05:54 PM PST · by infool7 · 20 replies
    self ^ | February 2, 2013 | self
    About 9:00PM Friday evening my pal Tim called and let me know that there was to be a town hall meeting in Chicago at IIT for the 3rd district. I was quite interested to learn why Illinois is the last state in the union to provide some sort of legal means to conceal carry a firearm so I gladly accepted the invitation to join him and Tom, another brave pal of mine, on a journey into the city from the far western suburbs along the Fox River. I had grown up in Chicago on the south side and went to...
  • Economy Lost 2.84 Million Jobs in Jan.,

    02/02/2013 5:58:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 2, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    Following the governmemt's Employment Situation Summary yesterday, two words were noticeably absent at the Associated Press (here, here, and here), Bloomberg, Reuters, CNBC, and the New York Times: "seasonally adjusted."
  • World Body to Investigate U.S. Use of Drones (Con'd Use of Drones Leads To Only 1 Conclusion)

    02/02/2013 5:57:39 PM PST · by lbryce · 25 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | February 2013 | AP
    Pakistani villagers offer funeral prayers for people who were reportedly killed by a U.S. drone attack in Miranshah, capital of Pakistani tribal region of North Waziristan along the Afghanistan border. UNITED NATIONS A U.N. expert on Thursday launched a special investigation into drone warfare and targeted killings, which the United States relies on as a front-line weapon in its global war against al-Qaida. One of the three countries requesting the investigation was Pakistan, which officially opposes the use of U.S. drones on its territory as an infringement on its sovereignty but is believed to have tacitly approved some...
  • American Gun Owners are Falsely Accused

    02/02/2013 5:46:03 PM PST · by real saxophonist · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 28 Jan 13 | Kenn Blanchard
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  • Took my new baby Glock 26 for test today

    02/02/2013 5:45:05 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    Just got the Glock last week and received some Independence 115 grain FMJ this week for practice. Also got some PNW Arms Tacops for defense...didn't shoot any of the good stuff today.It was smooth as a good cigar...and surprisingly accurate.Got 46 shots on target. Missed 4 but tried shooting fast and in motion (me, not the target)So far, have only good things to say about the Glock.Working to find the best way to grip the weapon. The nose wants to jump up on recoil and the grip only has room for 2 fingers.I tried moving my left hand back on...
  • 49ers Super Trivia (Vanity)

    02/02/2013 5:43:14 PM PST · by kik5150 · 16 replies
    Me ^ | 02/02/13 | kik5150
    On the eve of the 49ers attempt for their sixth Superbowl victory in the past 30+ years, I thought up some interesting trivia Questions that any Niner faithful should know: 1. Which 49er had his finger amputated rather than wait for it to heal from a fracture so he wouldn't miss the playoffs? 2. Which Hall of Fame 49er was caught in a prostitution sting at a local massage parlor? 3. Which 49er relieved himself in a huddle at Superbowl XVI? 4. Which 49er used to wear a helmet on top of his helmet when he played? 5. Who disguised...
  • Frank Video of Mass Sexual Assault in Cairo Is Released by Anti-Harassment Activists

    02/02/2013 5:42:03 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 2, 2013, 3:17 pm | ROBERT MACKEY
    Egyptian activists released a brutally frank video on Friday, using images recorded during the mass sexual assault of a woman last week in Cairos Tahrir Square to urge volunteers to join their campaign against attacks during demonstrations. The video, created by the filmmakers Aida Elkashef and Salam Yousry, uses disturbing overhead images of a crowd of men swarming around a woman being assaulted just out of view to explain the work of Op Anti-SH, one of two new initiatives to combat the sexual harassment and rape of female protesters. While the video includes no graphic images and shows that volunteers...
  • NM legislation to take federal lands

    02/02/2013 5:35:33 PM PST · by george76 · 42 replies
    Ruidoso News ^ | 01/31/2013 | Jim Kalvelage
    Legislation that would move the ownership and management of U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands in New Mexico to the state has been introduced at the Roundhouse. The Transfer of Public Lands Act is sponsored by Rep. Yvette Herrell, R-Alamogordo, and Sen. Richard C. Martinez, D-Espanola... Herrell said New Mexico has a rich history of farming, ranching, hunting, fishing and oil drilling. "In our past we have also had a thriving timber industry that is unfortunately near nonexistent ... ... A healthy timber industry, managed responsibly by New Mexicans, would not only help our economy by creating...
  • Ted Cruz and knee-jerk opposition to immigration reform [Jennifer Rubin trash]

    02/02/2013 5:26:54 PM PST · by Javeth · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 29, 2013 | Jennifer Rubin
    It is not surprising that some lawmakers instantly reacted negatively toward the bipartisan immigration reform proposal rolled out on Monday. But I must say I was disappointed, based on the praise he has garnered as a thoughtful man, by the response of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.): "I appreciate the good work... to fix our broken immigration system. I have deep concerns with the proposed path to citizenship. To allow those who came here illegally to be placed on such a path is both inconsistent with rule of law and profoundly unfair " Really? For starters it doesnt sound like Cruz...
  • New Obama directive will shorten visa wait for illegal aliens with U.S. spouses (Amnesty)

    02/02/2013 5:23:10 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Fox news ^ | 2/2/13 | Fox news
    An estimated hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants married to U.S. citizens will soon have an opportunity to become legal residents without having to serve a years-long punishment. President Obama proposed the policy change in January 2012 and it is scheduled to go into effect March 4. The change was proposed to end situations in which illegal-immigrant spouses (and often parents) have to return to their native countries to serve the ban of admission as long as 10 years for staying illegally in the United States for more than a year.
  • More 911 calls won't get in-person response starting Sunday (Chicago)

    02/02/2013 5:19:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/02/12 | Hal Dardick, Jeremy Gorner
    The Chicago Police Department hopes to free up the equivalent of 44 officers a day by no longer dispatching cops for certain crimes, like burglaries and car thefts in which the offender is no longer at the scene and no one is in immediate danger. Police confirmed the change, which takes effect Sunday. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy told aldermen last year he was considering a move in that direction. The change is not related to plans by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and McCarthy to shift what they indicated was as many as 200 officers from administrative duties to beats so more...
  • DHS Raids Gun Collector Confiscates Nearly 1,500 Guns No Charges Filed.

    02/02/2013 5:11:39 PM PST · by barmag25 · 57 replies
    Freedom Outpost.com ^ | February 2, 2013 | Tim Brown
    On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security, along with a SWAT team and Bernalillo County sheriffs deputies raided the home of Robert Adams in Albuquerque, New Mexico and, according to a federal search warrant affidavit the raid seized nearly 1,500 firearms from the mans home and business. However, no charges have been filed against him, despite the fact that court documents reveal that agents had been watching Adams for years. By Wednesday afternoon dozens of rifles were hauled out of the house, bagged as evidence and laid out on the lawn. According to search warrants that were filed on Thursday...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ HUMAN BEING ~ 03 February 2013

    02/02/2013 5:07:03 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 65 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    HUMAN BEING In January 1997 my family and I PCSed from Camp Lejeune to Okinawa. On the trip from the east coast to LA where we would board the Freedom Bird, we decided to take a few days for sightseeing in San Francisco. We stayed at the BOQ in Naval Station, Treasure Island. One night my wife sent me to the convenience store for some milk. On the way I saw one of the old boat hangars lit up. There was a beehive of activity around the huge building, with cars and people coming and...
  • A second Republican voices support for Hagel to lead Pentagon

    02/02/2013 5:06:48 PM PST · by Bratch · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 02, 2013 | Patricia Zengerle
    Senator Mike Johanns said on Saturday he would support fellow Nebraskan Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense, becoming the second Republican in the Senate to express public support for President Barack Obama's embattled nominee. The Lincoln, Nebraska, JournalStar reported on its website that Johanns, a former Nebraska governor who holds Hagel's old Senate seat, issued a statement supporting Hagel. An aide to Johanns confirmed the report.
  • Senates H-1B visa proposal goes far beyond Microsofts

    02/02/2013 5:05:18 PM PST · by Javeth · 20 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | January 29, 2013 | Kyung M. Song
    WASHINGTON A bipartisan Senate plan to dramatically expand a visa program for highly skilled foreign workers resembles a proposal unveiled by Microsoft last fall, but well exceeds the companys own goals. Led by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, five Republicans and five Democrats rolled out the Immigration Innovation Act on Tuesday to lift the annual quota of H-1B visas for those workers from 65,000 to 115,000. That new cap would grow each year if demand outstrips supply, potentially up to 300,000 visas annually.
  • As Self-Immolations Approach 100, Some Tibetans Are Asking if It Is Worth It

    02/02/2013 5:03:01 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 65 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 2, 2013 | By JIM YARDLEY
    NEW DELHI A crowd of Tibetans came here to Indias capital last week, bearing flags and political banners and a bittersweet mixture of hope and despair. A grim countdown was under way: The number of Tibetans who have set themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule in Tibet had reached 99, one short of an anguished milestone. Yet as that milestone hung over the estimated 5,000 Tibetans who gathered in a small stadium, so did an uncertainty about whether the rest of the world was paying attention at all. In speeches, Tibetan leaders described the self-immolations as the desperate...
  • State Department Recruits Future Diplomats at Muslim Brotherhood Jihadist Event

    02/02/2013 4:59:33 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    The Obama administration is covertly recruiting Muslims to work at the State Department as Foreign Service officers representing the United States in one of 265 American embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions worldwide. It appears to be part of the administrations Muslim outreach effort, which includes a variety of controversial moves. Ward held a 90-minute seminar at a recent convention sponsored by two groupsMuslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)with known ties to radical Islam. Both nonprofits are associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, which is known as the parent organization of Hamas and al Qaeda. In...
  • The pilot who survived a Russian gulag and trekked 830 miles to India to fly Spitfires for the RAF

    02/02/2013 4:54:36 PM PST · by the scotsman · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2nd February 2013 | Leon Watson
    'A Polish war hero with an incredible story of survival during World War Two has died aged 91. Flight Lieutenant Czeslaw 'Tony' Rogers braved a 830-mile trek on foot across the Soviet Union's frozen wastes to India after being freed from a prison camp before eventually making it to Britain. He then became a decorated Spitfire and Lancaster bomber pilot who flew daring RAF missions against targets in Germany.'
  • 9-year-old Bronx boy fights for his life after being thrown off of building roof

    02/02/2013 4:50:10 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    NY Dailly News ^ | 2/2/13 | MATTHEW LYSIAK AND JOE KEMP
    A 9-year-old boy was clinging to life after a callous teen neighbor chucked him off the roof of their five-story Bronx apartment building, cops said Saturday. The young boy, Freddy Martin, cried for his mother as soon as he landed on the cold concrete sidewalk in front of the Nelson Ave. building in Morris Heights about 8:30 p.m. Friday, neighbors said. Mommy! Mommy! the bloodied child wailed as he lay on the ground, unable to move.
  • NRA Adding More Than 10,000 New Members - Per Day! (Up 500,000 in a little over a month)

    02/02/2013 4:37:59 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 48 replies
    The National Rifle Association (NRA) has added 500,000 new members over the last month and a half. Jacqueline Otto, media liaison for the NRA, spoke to CNSNews.com and confirmed the new membership numbers: "We mark that [membership increase] from the, you know, Congressional calls for gun control and President Obama's executive orders and things like that. That's what's driving the increased membership." CNSNews.com asked: "That's approximately over what time span then?" "A month, month and a half," Otto said.
  • Mother Uses Gun To Protect Her Child From Armed Intruders

    02/02/2013 4:32:20 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 1, 2013 | Stephen Gutowski
    I'd like to dedicate this post to those who heckled Gayle Trotter of the Independent Women's Forum when she passionately explained why women want firearms to protect themselves and their children.Here is yet another example of exactly how spot on Gayle Trotter was in her testimony before Congress (h/t Hot Air). : Not only did this heroic mother exercise her right to defend herself and her child, she also made sure to acknowledge the sacrifice of those who have protected that right over the centuries. Incredible.A suspect was later arrested in connection with the break-in after he showed up...
  • FL:Man who held suspected hit-and-run driver at gunpoint describes that night

    02/02/2013 4:20:15 PM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    jacksonville.com ^ | 1 February, 2013 | Charles Broward, Dana Treen
    When John Avery II saw a pickup truck fleeing after hitting a pedestrian at a Jacksonville intersection Wednesday night, he wasnt just going to let the motorist get away. I thought he had actually killed the guy. Avery said Thursday. I just felt there was no way in the world that he should be able to drive away from an accident where somebody died. Avery, 44, followed the truck to a nearby parking lot and used his gun to apprehend the driver, holding him until police arrived.
  • WV:Homeowner Holds Alleged Burglar at Gunpoint

    02/02/2013 4:16:32 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    WSAZ ^ | 31 January, 2012 | NA
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A gun toting homeowner took matters into his own hands when he found an alleged burglar in his house. The incident happened at home in 1000 block of 23rd Street in Huntington late Tuesday night. Huntington Police say they arrived at the house to find the homeowner holding John Allen Bryan, 37, of Huntington at gunpoint. According to the criminal complaint, the man came home to find the front door wide open, the back door kicked open, and Bryan going through his belongings inside the house.
  • As Adam Zachs' Lawyer Seeks To Overturn Conviction, Murder Weapon Can't Be Found

    02/02/2013 4:14:42 PM PST · by Daffynition · 15 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | February 1, 2013 | DAVID OWENS
    VERNON The Smith & Wesson 9 mm handgun that Adam Zachs used to murder Peter Carone in West Hartford a quarter century ago is missing. Zachs' new lawyer, Aaron J. Romano of Bloomfield, hopes the judge who will consider Zachs' habeas corpus claim will take note of the missing weapon as he or she considers whether the 60-year prison sentence Zachs is serving is proper. Romano is seeking to overturn Zachs' 1988 conviction for murder. He is claiming that Zachs did not get the lawyer of his choice and that the trial attorney he ended up with was ineffective...
  • Apartment Complex Bans Soldiers Small Flag Display

    02/02/2013 4:13:46 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Western Center for Journalism ^ | February 2, 2013 | Christopher Agee
    Just months after returning from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan, U.S. Army National Guard veteran Tyler Barge was embroiled in another fight defending the American flag. This time, it involves the management of his Salem, Va. apartment complex. A small American flag, displayed in a cup of dirt on his patio wall, is a violation of the buildings code, he was told. Barge received a notice informing him he must remove the flag, along with a few other items a broom and table, for instance deemed inappropriate.
  • IN:Police: Fort Wayne homeowner shoots at armed burglar

    02/02/2013 4:10:06 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    news-sentinel.com ^ | 1 February, 2013 | Christian Sheckler
    A Fort Wayne homeowner fired multiple shots at an armed burglar Friday morning, police said. Officers responded at about 10:22 a.m. to a report of a burglary in progress, with possible shots fired, at a home in the 1600 block of Emerson Avenue, just north of Spring Street, said Fort Wayne Police spokesman Sgt. Mark Brooks. When police arrived, they learned that a male resident had discovered a man breaking into the home and opened fire at the would-be burglar, Brooks said. "The resident observed a male white in his house that was armed with a handgun and shot at...
  • UT:Layton homeowner shoots at burglary suspect (video)

    02/02/2013 4:07:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    standard.net ^ | 1 February, 2013 | Scott Schwebke
    LAYTON A burglary suspect who was fired upon by a homeowner has been taken into custody by police in Layton. The suspect was identified as Robert Santos Cruz, 47, of the Salt Lake City area, said Lt. Shawn Horton. The incident happened around 4 p.m. at a home at 2536 E. Gentile, near Valley View Golf Course. Neighbors identified the homeowner as Clare Niederhauser. Around 4 p.m., the homeowner came home and saw a green four-door vehicle parked in front of the house. The driver was a woman, and there was an older male passenger. The driver began honking...
  • Modern Democratic Fire-Eaters

    02/02/2013 4:06:18 PM PST · by DaveCooper · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 2, 2013 | Clayton E. Cramer
    The outrageous rhetoric and threats coming from some Democrats demonstrates the necessity of the Second Amendment. In the period immediately before the Civil War, the most ferocious rhetoric came out of the mouths of Southern Democrats who were soon known as fire-eaters. They got that nickname because of the strength of their rhetoric in support of slavery and their willingness to talk about secession as a response to the possibility of abolitionists gaining influence in Congress, and even winning the White House. The louder and more ferocious speeches they gave, the stronger the abolitionist position seemed to become. Today,...