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  • Pro-Gun Parkland Student Dings Obama Essay: 'Seems Asinine and un-American'

    04/20/2018 6:07:32 AM PDT · by rktman ^ | 4/19/2018 | Debra Heine
    Kyle Kashuv, a pro-Second Amendment student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, roasted former President Obama on Twitter Thursday for writing an essay praising only the school's pro-gun control student activists for Time magazine. Seventeen people were killed and seventeen more were wounded at the Parkland, Florida, school on February 14, making it one of the deadliest school massacres ever. On Thursday, Time released its list of the 100 most influential people. It included some Parkland survivors -- but only pro-gun control survivors: Cameron Kasky, Jaclyn Corin, David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez, and Alex Wind.
  • David Hogg Inks Book Deal to Tell Gun Control Story(GAG)

    04/19/2018 9:02:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies ^ | 4/19/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Gun control advocate David Hogg and his sister, Lauren, have inked a book deal with Random House with a release date of June 5. The book will center on the gun control movement birthed by the Parkland attack. Entertainment Weekly reports that David and Lauren “have been leaders in the gun control movement that took shape among students, in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting.” The siblings’ book “will explore their efforts taking on some of the most powerful forces in Washington and beyond, and will detail their commitment to new legislation aiming to prevent future tragedies.”
  • Not a joke: Fortune names David Hogg and cohorts the world's greatest leaders of 2018(Gag!)

    04/19/2018 8:03:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 4/19/2018 | Monica Showalter
    has a whiff of classic fake news: David Hogg and all his foul-mouthed little high school buddies who made headlines and raked cash from their calls for gun control in the wake of the Parkland shooting have been elevated to the number-one spot in Fortune magazine's annual list of the World's 50 Greatest Leaders. Mike Allen at Axios got a sneak peek of the upcoming issue and reported it in his Vitals column this morning: FORTUNE editor-in-chief Clifton Leaf: "If 2018 becomes the year that the United States finally begins to tackle its disease of gun violence ... it will...
  • Why a populace should always be armed

    04/19/2018 6:55:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 4/19/2018 | Bill Federer
    The sun never set on the British Empire. It was the largest empire in world history. Out of nearly 200 countries in the world, only 22 were never controlled or invaded by Britain. In April of 1775, the British Royal Military Governor of Massachusetts, General Thomas Gage, sent 800 British Army Regulars, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith, on a preemptive raid to seize guns from American patriots at Lexington and Concord. George Mason of Virginia stated: “To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” James Madison wrote (“Letters & Writings of...
  • Poll: Concern Over Gun Control Drops, Not The Top Issue For Americans

    04/18/2018 2:01:43 PM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 4/17/2018 | Michael W. Chapman
    A new survey shows that while guns and gun control were mentioned by 13% of Americans in March as an "important problem," that percentage fell to 6% in April. Americans mentioned dissatisfaction with government, illegal aliens, and race relations as more important problems facing the country. In the Gallup survey completed in early April, adults (ages 18 and older) were asked about a number of issues and their responses were tallied by the percentage of mentions. Twenty-three percent of the people polled mentioned "dissatisfaction with government," making it the No. 1 most important problem. In March, 22% of responents mentioned...
  • Rep. Rokita Pushes to End Citibank’s Federal Contract After Finance Giant Pushes (T)

    04/18/2018 8:33:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 4/18/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) is pushing to end Citibank’s federal contract after the finance giant adopted new gun policies that do not respect the Second Amendment. Citibank currently enjoys a $700 billion contract with the General Services Administration (GSA), and Rokita is seeking to have that contract terminated. Rokita sent a letter to GSA administrator Emily W. Murphy, in which he pointed to Citibank’s new policy mandating that financial customers in the firearms sector refuse to sell “high capacity” magazines and bump stocks, and also refuse to sell long guns to any one under 21, although federal law allows sales...
  • Incredible Anti-Gun Bill Introduced in MN HF 3022 could make California seem "gun-friendly"

    04/18/2018 3:06:18 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 62 replies
    Incredible Anti-Gun Bill Introduced in MN HF 3022 could make California seem "gun-friendly." Posted March 1, 2018 in Legal Issues by Russ Chastain with No Comments If you live in Minnesota, be afraid. Be very afraid. Then get busy.A nasty piece of gun control legislation called HF 3022 has been introduced, and it is hell on gun rights. Not only does it restrict just about everything related to firearms, it also makes gun owners’ information public, as in how many guns you own and of what type, and your home address.A Facebook post by AccuTac Arms, which calls itself “the largest...
  • Michigan Supreme Court to Hear Open Carry in Schools Case

    04/16/2018 2:04:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Michigan law protects the right of people with carry permits to openly carry guns in schools. The law also preempts local government entities from creating local laws and regulations that violate the state laws. People with carry permits are more law abiding than police officers. They make schools more safe, not less safe. Some school officials are perfectly willing to have law enforcement officers openly carry in schools, but not parents with carry permits. From “Obviously, we don’t believe that individuals should open carry in our school unless they are uniformed officers of law enforcement,” says Fletcher Spears...
  • Wells Fargo Stems the Tide: Not a Bank’s Job to Set U.S. Gun Policy

    04/16/2018 4:41:47 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-15-2018 | AWR HAWKINS
    Wells Fargo stemmed the tide of the push for new financial restrictions on gun makers and sellers by stressing that it is not a bank’s job to set U.S. gun policy. Wells Fargo believes firearm policy is a debate for Congress instead. According to Reuters, Wells Fargo CEO John Shrewsberry said, “The best way to make progress on these issues is through the political and legislative process. In the meantime, Wells Fargo is engaging our customers that legally manufacture firearms and other stakeholders on what we can do together to promote better gun safety in our communities.” Wells Fargo’s refusal...
  • Gun rights activists rally at state capitols nationwide

    04/15/2018 7:41:39 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 5 replies
    Yahoo and AP news ^ | 04/15/2018 | Yahoo News Photo Staff
    Gun rights activists rally at state capitols nationwide Yahoo News Photo Staff April 14, 2018 Gun rights supporters gathered at the state Capitol in Atlanta for one of dozens of rallies planned at statehouses across the U.S. According to The Associated Press’ count, more than 135 attended the rally Saturday, and more were arriving. Most of them were armed and some held signs as they listened to speeches. A few people wearing “Black Lives Matter” T-shirts made videos, but didn’t interact with the ralliers. The rallies come less than three weeks after hundreds of thousands marched in Washington, New York...
  • How to Defend the Second Amendment

    04/15/2018 7:36:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 4/15/2018 | Robert Curry
    The First Amendment follows the logic of the Constitution as a whole; it restricts what the federal government – in this case, Congress – can do. So does the Second: "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." That "shall not be infringed" is strong language and perfectly clear. To infringe is to trespass, to intrude, to encroach. "Shall not be infringed" in plain language means "No Trespassing." And it is the government that is warned to keep out. George Washington wrote that the American Founding occurred during a time "when the rights of...
  • 2nd Amendment defenders warn of 'star chamber' gun control

    04/15/2018 6:42:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 4/14/2018 | Bob Unruh
    One of the nation’s best-known advocates for the Second Amendment is warning of a new push for “star chamber” courtroom proceedings in which a prosecutor and a judge could decide to withdraw constitutional rights from individuals merely because someone claims they are a danger. Moves toward gun control have come up after almost every major mass shooting in recent years. But such “star chamber” plans have not been widespread. Yet. One reason is that there already are procedures to take guns away from someone who, given due process, is determined to be a danger to others. But the advocacy group...
  • CBS Hypes Tiny 'Backlash' Against Chattanooga Student's Gun-Toting 'Graduation Photo'

    04/14/2018 11:14:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 4/13/2018 | Tom Blumer
    A one-sided Wednesday report at CBS News tried to convince readers that University of Tennessee-Chattanooga student Brenna Spencer's "I don't take normal graduation photos" tweet picturing her with a firearm generated significant "backlash." To create a false impression, the network cited critical tweets from two users with a combined eight Twitter followers, ignoring far more significant support Spencer received, including two Second Amendment-supporting women with a combined 160,000 followers. CBS's unbylined April 11 story only headlined "backlash": Woman's gun-toting "graduation photo" sparks backlash online A University of Tennessee-Chattanooga senior's graduation photo has generated controversy on social media. In the photo,...
  • Second Amendment Rallies Scheduled for April 14, 2018 in ALL 50 State Capitals!

    04/14/2018 5:42:20 AM PDT · by NH Liberty · 16 replies
    New Hampshire Firearms Coalition ^ | April 13, 2018 | Alan M. Rice, President, NHFC, Inc.
    2A rallies scheduled for today, April 14, 2018, in all 50 state capitals! (Check for local times)
  • Second Ammendment Nationwide Rally April 14 2018 All Fifty State Capitols

    04/13/2018 2:42:23 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 35 replies ^ | 04/03/2018 | Nancy Oakley
    Oath Keepers 2nd Amendment Rallies ~ All State Capitols ~ Saturday April 14 by Nancy Oakley , April 3, 2018 The National Constitutional Coalition of Patriotic Americans Oath Keepers are attending these events all over the country. If you know of other patriotic groups that would be interested, please let them know. Most of the rallies are at the State Capitols.
  • Pro-Gun Rights Speaker Not Allowed At Parkland High School

    04/13/2018 11:04:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 4/12/2018 | Benny Johnson
    Broward County Public Schools will not allow conservative campus activist Charlie Kirk to speak on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s campus about gun rights. Broward School District spokeswoman Cathleen Brennan said Thursday that she has “met with the student organizers and advised them that non-school sponsored, student-initiated guest speaker assemblies/meetings are not permitted to take place on campus,” the Associated Press reports. Kirk, founder and executive director of the conservative student group Turning Point USA, was invited to speak by Parkland student Kyle Kashuv, who supports the Second Amendment. A groundswell of support on Twitter pushed Kirk to accept the...
  • FL Grade School Rewards Kids with T-Shirts and Spot in Video If They Stand Up Against 2A

    04/13/2018 8:36:31 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 13, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    FULL TITLE-FL Grade School Rewards Kids with T-Shirts and Spot in Video If They Stand Up Against the Second Amendment A Florida parent sent this email to TGP this week. The Ruth K Broad – Bay Harbor K-8 administration sent a letter home with students saying kids who stand against the Second Amendment will be rewarded. From a local parent: The attached is an email I received today from my daughter’s school located in Miami-Dade County regarding participation in a video and sale of “never again” t-shirts. This is a public school. This is the type of garbage that is...
  • When the Nazis Came for the Guns

    04/11/2018 6:25:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 4/11/2018 | Tom Mountain
    The Nazis had in their possession a national registry of gun-owners. When they came to power in 1933, they knew exactly who had what kind of gun and how many. And they didn't even have to compile the registry themselves. A few years earlier, the Interior Minister of the German Weimar government had started the gun ownership registry as a way of keeping tabs on extremist groups in Germany, such as the communists...and the Nazis. The national registry was thorough, precise, and extensive. But not public. The Weimar interior minister was wary of it falling into the wrong hands, like...
  • Bank of America to stop lending to military-style weapons makers

    04/10/2018 3:19:36 PM PDT · by rktman · 65 replies ^ | 4/10/2018 | Luis Sanchez
    A Bank of America executive announced Tuesday that the bank will stop lending money to companies that manufacture "military-style" rifles that are available for civilians to purchase. Anne Finucane, Bank of America’s vice chair, told Bloomberg TV that the bank doesn’t want to “underwrite or finance military-style firearms” and has told a number of gun manufacturers that it will no longer do business with them. The bank has lended to the gun makers Vista Outdoor, Remington and Sturm Ruger, CNBC reported.
  • Gun ownership by state

    51. Delaware Statistics on gun ownership across the U.S. are hard to nail down; the ATF's National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record is not all-inclusive, and some guns go unregistered. But "Injury Prevention," a scholarly journal, has released what may be the closest look yet. Their survey, published in 2015, asked a representative sample of 4,000 adults nationwide whether they own firearms. The findings helped the research group estimate gun ownership rates in each state. Delaware's gun ownership rate is the lowest in the country, at 5.2 percent. That's far below the national average of 29.1 percent.