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  • How Entertainment Shows Have Become Vehicles for Gun Control Propaganda

    07/16/2018 7:46:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 7/16/2018 | John Lott
    All of the major television networks use their primetime entertainment shows to push a pro-gun control agenda. Liberal television executives apparently think that they have the power to change Americans’ attitudes. Not liking guns has been portrayed as cool for a long time. It is an old theme that dates back to the original 1980s MacGyver series, in which the titular character avoids using guns and expresses his aversion to them. This theme has continued with the current remake. But the push to sway public opinion really seems to have picked up. This spring on ABC’s “The Crossing,” the sheriff’s...
  • More California crazy laws

    07/16/2018 7:38:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 7/15/2018 | Barbara Simpson
    California has long been known as the land of “fruits and nuts” – a mentality that permeates every aspect of life there – and it never ends. The latest fiascoes involve “law and order” – or at least, what one would assume deals with the law and the orderly adherence to it. But this is California we’re talking about, and like Alice through the Looking Glass, nothing is what it seems. The state has passed gun-control laws, laws regulating items purchased, requiring ammunition identification that is impossible to do, and even changing the laws to reduce the penalties for crimes....
  • Bullet points: Twenty-five good, bad and ugly ideas to reduce gun violence

    07/15/2018 8:02:45 PM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 7/12/2018 | Mitch Ryals, Daniel Walters, Samantha Wohlfeil, Wilson Criscione and Quinn Welsch
    The U.S., overall, is a much less violent place than it used to be. Our reported violent-crime rate is almost half what it was in 1991. But mass shootings haven’t decreased. In fact, they’ve become even deadlier. In 2010, the World Health Organization found that the United States’ gun-homicide rates were more than 25 times higher than in any other high-income country. And that was before Las Vegas—and before Parkland, Florida. We’ve witnessed 19 of the 30 deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history during the past decade.
  • The Miracle Continues: 365 Days of 2ndVote GunCam Shows No Evidence of a Gun Committing a Crime

    07/15/2018 12:43:58 PM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 7/11/2018 | unknown
    Can you believe it? After 365 days of careful, around-the-clock scrutiny, our 2ndVote GunCam experiment has not produced any observable evidence that a watched gun will move, load, fire, or harm anyone on its own. See for yourself! Last week, we reminded you to watch closely as we counted the final days to the 1-year mark of our groundbreaking study. We know everyone was nervous, and watching with baited breath. But we can now proudly celebrate! And what a relief! We are grateful to our supporters for being part of this harrowing journey. As researchers, we know it will take...
  • FBI To Launch Secondary Firearm Background Check System

    07/15/2018 7:48:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies ^ | 7/14/2018 | Beth Baumann
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) internal process for firearms-related background checks is gearing up for a change. A secondary system, known as the National Data Exchange (N-DEx), will be implemented in conjunction with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), National Public Radio (NPR) reported. "The N-DEx system is an unclassified national information sharing system that enables criminal justice agencies to search, link, analyze, and share local, state, tribal, and federal records," the FBI's website said. "N-DEx is also a strategic investigative information sharing system that fills informational gaps and provides situational awareness." N-DEx is being implemented because...
  • Gunning for Judge Kavanaugh

    07/12/2018 3:57:46 PM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies ^ | 7/12/2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    President Trump may very well have picked Brett Kavanaugh to be his second nomination to the Supreme Court based on his clear-thinking opinion that there is no asterisk next the phrase “right to keep and bear arms” that says it is okay for that right to be infringed based on a “scary” appearance or advancements in technology:
  • Did Shannon Watts Just Admit Gun Control Is Unconstitutional?

    07/11/2018 8:02:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 7/11/2018 | Tom Knighton
    Shannon Watts gets a little unhinged when it comes to guns. We all know that. She sees an individual’s right to keep and bear arms as something that should pretty much be abolished, and anyone who disagrees with her is a target of her scorn…when they’re not being blocked on Twitter, at least. With the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, she has yet another excuse to spew her bile all over social media. In the process, she may have made a bit of a slip-up.
  • Inventor Wins Free Speech Battle with DOJ to Distribute 3D-Printed Gun Designs

    07/10/2018 5:06:58 PM PDT · by klimeckg · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 JUL 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Cody Wilson’s Defense Distributed and Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) reached a settlement with the Department of Justice allowing unfettered publication of 3D gun files and other information in a case centered on free speech. Breitbart News reported that SAF filed a suit on behalf of Defense Distributed on May 6, 2015, seeking to free Wilson from a federal mandate that he not post blueprints for The Liberator pistol online. Over three years later, the announcement comes that Wilson and SAF won.
  • Waitress at Milwaukee restaurant pulls gun on violent customer

    07/09/2018 8:24:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    WKOW-TV ^ | 7/7/18 | George Smith
    Surveillance video...shows the customer punching the restaurant manager in the face. After that, a waitress pulls a gun from her apron and the man backs off.
  • NPR, Gabby Giffords’ Gun Control Group: Self-Defense Gun Usage a ‘Myth’

    07/08/2018 12:06:16 PM PDT · by rktman · 87 replies ^ | 7/7/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 6, Gabby Giffords’ gun control group retweeted NPR criticism of the “good guy with a gun” scenario and described claims of armed citizens defending themselves as a “myth.” Giffords’ group minced no words: Giffords ✔ @GiffordsCourage The “good guy with a gun” narrative is a myth meant to scare people into buying guns for self-defense. The truth? People rarely use guns for self-defense. Read more: …
  • Eat Rocks, Punk: Restaurant Employee Pulls Gun on Thug Who Punched a Woman, Ends Situation

    07/08/2018 6:58:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 7/7/2018 | Timothy Meads
    Another day another thug with a penchant for picking the wrong woman to mess with comes face-to-face with a loaded gun. This time it occurred in Wisconsin at a restaurant when an employee utilized her second amendment rights and deterred an attacker from continuing to hurt her co-worker. In a video that is circulating across Twitter, a man can be seen venturing back into the kitchen of a George Webb restaurant. The woman at the grill is clearly confused, when all of a sudden the man punches the worker in the face. That is when her co-worker whips out a...
  • Texas mom shoots man trying to take car with her kids inside...

    07/05/2018 4:43:03 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/5/2018 | Katherine Lam
    A Texas mother said she didn’t think twice about shooting a would-be carjacker when the man jumped into her vehicle at a Dallas gas station while her two sons were in the backseat. Michelle Booker-Hicks was at the Shell station along Interstate 35 around 10 p.m. Wednesday when Ricky Wright, 36, attempted to steal her vehicle while she was paying her gas bill, police said. Booker-Hicks told FOX4 Dallas her two sons, ages 2 and 4, were sitting in the backseat at the time. “I proceeded to jump in my backseat and told the gentleman to stop, to get out...
  • A Major Reason Gun Sales Remain Strong

    07/04/2018 5:43:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | July 4, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Gun sales have remained strong during the Trump era. Through the end of May, 2018 is trending to be the second highest year on record. The NICS checks through May of 2018 are 97% of those of 2016. Political writers and gun industry writers, and those who are both, have speculated that politics have been the major driver of guns sales for the last decade. The latest Rassmussen poll shows evidence of a deeper reason people would fear to be disarmed. From Thirty-one percent (31%) of Likely U.S. Voters say it’s likely that the United States will experience...
  • Parkland Students To Receive Payouts For Shooting

    07/03/2018 1:16:52 PM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies ^ | 7/3/2018 | Molly Prince
    A steering committee for a Marjory Stoneman Douglas donation fund approved a measure Monday allowing every person who was on the school’s campus at the time of the Florida shooting to be eligible to receive financial compensation. The committee settled upon an allocation formula consisting of four levels of compensation based on the severity of those effected in the Parkland massacre, reported The Sun Sentinel. The next of kin for the 17 killed will each receive $400,000. The 18 gunshot victims will receive varying amounts with outpatients receiving $35,000 and inpatient payouts dependent on the length of the hospital stay....
  • The Ten Dumbest Things I Heard About Guns At The United Nations

    07/02/2018 10:07:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 6/28/2018 | Ted Bromund
    For the past two weeks, I’ve been attending the Third U.N. Conference to Review Progress Made in the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects — mercifully abbreviated as RevCon 3 for the PoA. In theory, the purpose of the PoA — which is a political instrument, not a treaty — is to encourage cooperation on the illicit international trade in small arms. If the PoA stuck to this, it might be modestly useful. It can only be modestly useful because far too...
  • Protecting from the Unthinkable

    07/01/2018 4:54:11 PM PDT · by Moe-Patrick · 65 replies
    7/1/18 | self
    Last night a man high on meth knocked on my front door. He was panicked and begging to come in because people were chasing him. I told him I was calling the police. He continued to try to get in for 3 min. Then he got into my truck and tried to hot wire it. Police showed up shortly thereafter. Police stated he was delusional and from another town. I live in rural area that has zero crime or problems. I am sharing this because most leave their doors unlocked while they eat dinner or watch TV. And they don’t...
  • The Aviation Industry Has A Stake In The Gun Control Debate. Here's Why.

    07/01/2018 8:19:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 6/30/2018 | Beth Baumann
    On January 15, 2009, U.S. Airways flight 1549 originating from New York City's LaGuardia Airport had to make an emergency landing on the Hudson River after hitting a flock of geese near the George Washington Bridge. The flock killed both engines, which forced pilot Chesley Sullenberger to ditch the plane on the nearby river. Now, aviation experts are concerned about the gun control debate that's taking place in New York State, something they say will negatively impact airports ability to prevent such tragedies from occurring. Assembly Bill 8646C prevents hunters from shooting deer with rifles in Long Island and Westchester...
  • Reporter Resigns After Claiming Annapolis Shooter Had MAGA Hat

    06/30/2018 11:02:13 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 20 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 06/30/18 | Dean Weingarten
    In the early reporting of the Capital Gazette mass murder, Conor Berry, a reporter for a Massachusetts newspaper, The Republican, tweeted that the shooter had dropped his MAGA hat on the newsroom floor before opening fire. It was a stupid remark, not to mention one for which Berry had no supporting facts, which he has since acknowledged. What makes such tweets particularly toxic is that they color early perceptions of these events, and tend to become urban legends and the stuff of conspiracy theories. BerryÂ’s tweet was similar to earlier instances such as cable talking heads speculating that other shooters...
  • America's gun problem, explained(OK?!)

    06/29/2018 8:01:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 6/29/2018 | German Lopez
    This has become an American routine: After every mass shooting, the debate over guns and gun violence starts up once again. Maybe some bills get introduced. Critics respond with concerns that the government is trying to take away their guns. The debate stalls. So even as America continues experiencing levels of gun violence unrivaled in the rest of the developed world, nothing happens — no laws are passed by Congress, nothing significant is done to try to prevent the next horror. So why is it that for all the outrage and mourning with every mass shooting, nothing seems to change?...
  • What Is Stand With Parkland?...A Brand New Organization

    06/29/2018 5:49:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Bustle ^ | 6/28/18 | Molly Longman
    ....Now the parents and partners of the victims are making that conversation their own, launching Stand With Parkland, the newest nonprofit group that's lobbying... ....this new endeavor is run by those who were most affected — the parents of 13 of the 14 student victims and family members of all three school staff members... ...Tony Montalto, father of 14-year-old Parkland victim Gina Montalto, told Rolling Stone that Stand With Parkland will be bipartisan. Although Democrats have traditionally been more supportive of gun control... ....the nonprofit’s launch garnered a response from the National Rifle Association. Chris W. Cox, director of the...