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  • West Palm Beach Mayor Bans Guns, Ammo Sales in Response to Rioters

    06/03/2020 9:06:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies ^ | 6/3/2020 | AWR Hawkins
    West Palm Beach Florida Mayor Keith James declared a 72-hour State of Local Emergency on May 31, 2020, in response to riotous protests and the declaration includes a ban on gun and ammunition sales throughout the city. The declaration is published online begins by positing there “has been an act of violence or a flagrant and substantial defiance of, or resistance to, a lawful exercise of public authority.” It continues by maintaining there is further risk of acts of violence and/or defiance of authority, including “widespread disobedience of the law, and substantial injury to persons or to property; all of...
  • Judging from the line outside this Long Island gun store, the ‘you don’t need a firearm to protect yourself just call the police’ narrative is in trouble

    06/02/2020 2:01:05 PM PDT · by kevcol · 51 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 2, 2020 | Doug P.
    In the last several days we’ve seen many people on social media say that they’ve called the police and have been told the response either wouldn’t happen or would take a long time. It seems now more than ever that Americans increasingly aren’t relying on the police to protect them and are taking things into their own hands. Here’s just one example: Line up for a gun shop in Long Island right now. +50 people and over a 2 hour wait. — Clarion Project (@clarionproject)
  • FBI: May 2020 Shatters Firearm Background Check Record

    06/02/2020 10:09:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 6/2/2020 | AWR Hawkins
    The number of National Instant Criminal Background System Checks (NICS) conducted in May 2020 shattered the record for the most checks conducted in any May since the inception of background checks. FBI numbers show 3,091,455 NICS checks were conducted in May 2020, easily surpassing the previous record of 2,349,309 checks set in May 2019. Moreover, May comes on the heels of April 2020’s record setting checks, as there were more NICS conducted in April 2020 than in any April since background checks on gun sales were conducted in April 1999. And March 2020 not only set a record for the...
  • Trump's Mere Mention of the Second Amendment Sent Progressives Off the Deep End

    06/02/2020 8:47:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 6/2/2020 | Beth Baumann
    During President Donald Trump's nationwide address on Monday evening, he announced his intent to use all federal resources to help stop the rioting and looting that's taking place across the country. He also mentioned that he would protect the rights of law-abiding citizens, including the right to keep and bear arms. Naturally, progressives and those who hate the Second Amendment were up in arms over the mention of the Second Amendment.
  • Gun stocks skyrocket as violent riots continue A rise in firearm sales had already begun during coronavirus pandemic

    06/02/2020 7:47:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | WND new services
    Gun stocks have skyrocketed as protests and riots continue throughout the United States following the death of George Floyd. The soaring stocks came while rioters set cars ablaze, smashed property and looted businesses across the country as activists protested the death of Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes, video of the incident showed. Derek Chauvin, the officer, has been fired and arrested on third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges. A number of ammunition and gun makers were trading sharply higher after the weekend of nationwide riots, including Sturm,...
  • Shannon Watts: “Black Americans” are thugs Trump said “thugs“, Watts brought race into it:

    06/01/2020 3:39:48 PM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 5/30/2020 | William Shanahan
    Considering the looters/rioters are people of all races, she just assumed that the President was singling our African Americans. He didn’t. she, however, did.
  • Polk County Sheriff Warns Rioters: Don't Take This into Neighborhoods. People Own Guns Here

    06/01/2020 2:55:19 PM PDT · by xzins · 80 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jun 01, 2020 | Matt Vespa
    Polk County Sheriff Warns Rioters: Don't Take This into Neighborhoods. People Own Guns Here. George Floyd died at the hands of the Minneapolis Police. It was tragic, avoidable, and the use of force was totally absurd. He was arrested for the nonviolent crime of using false documents. He was handcuffed and subdued. Why did Officer Derek Chauvin put his knee on the back of his neck for nearly ten minutes? Floyd died as a result. He could be heard crying that he could no longer breathe. Chauvin was fired and brought up on third-degree murder and manslaughter charges. The three...
  • Forget gun control

    06/01/2020 8:06:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 6/1/2020 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    Back during the Hurricane Katrina disaster, I saw a news report of citizens protecting themselves from bad guys. I can also recall similar scenes during the L.A. riots of 1992. In both instances, we saw the wisdom of allowing people to defend themselves, their families, and their property. History repeats itself, and the 2nd Amendment is alive and well, perhaps more than ever. What happens when the mayor prefers to lecture the world on racism rather than defend his constituents? The answer is that the public has to defend itself, as we see in this story: After four long nights...
  • 'We Weren't Goin' to Sit Back and Let It Happen': Italian Bakery Owners Welcome Cleveland Looters with an Impressive Arsenal

    05/31/2020 6:17:56 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 64 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 31 May 2020 | Paula Bolyard
    What began as a peaceful protest in Cleveland Saturday turned violent as the day progressed, prompting Mayor Frank Jackson to issue an 8 p.m. curfew and to request National Guard reinforcements to protect the city from rioters. Corbo’s, a tiny family-owned bakery in the city’s historic Playhouse Square district, took matters into their own hands, brandishing their firearms when rioters came calling. video captured by Rob Rash, rioters and looters can be seen approaching Corbo’s Bakery, taunting the owners and threatening them with iron rods and a large pylon with a heavy metal base. Three men stood in the doorway...
  • More nurses becoming first-time gun buyers says St. Louis firearm safety instructor

    05/28/2020 10:14:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 5/26/2020 | Brian Kelley
    "They're afraid the police aren't going to be able to protect them and they're going to be overrun," Cummins says. "And we've seen a lot of first-time (gun owners) and people who have no experience with a firearm." He believes the rise in sales is not from those fearing a crackdown by a new administration in Washington, because most gun owners he's talked to believe President Donald Trump will easily win re-election.
  • Boston Globe: More Laws Needed Because Gun Kit Sales ‘Seem to Be on the Rise

    05/24/2020 8:47:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 5/22/2020 | AWR Hawkins
    The Boston Globe ran an editorial in support of the Democrats’ latest gun control push and bolstered their position by suggesting gun kit sales “seem to be on the rise.” The Globe is backing Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s (D-CT) push for new regulations on “ghost guns” and the gun kits from which such guns are built. Breitbart News reported Blumenthal’s claim that such guns are “untraceable,” yet he also claimed to know there are currently elevated sales of such guns.
  • Report: 1,797,910 Firearms Sold in April 2020, a 71.3% Increase Over April 2019

    05/23/2020 8:45:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 5/22/2020 | Michael W. Chapman
    A report by Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting (SAAF) estimates that in April 2020 there were 1,797,910 gun sales, an increase of 71.3% over the April 2019 sales. As the SAAF estimated, "April 2020 U.S. firearms unit sales [were] at 1,797,910 units, a year-over-year increase of 71.3% from April 2019. Likely single handgun sales (1,085,046) increased year-over-year by 83.1% whereas single long-gun sales (560,353) increased year-over-year by 51.7%."
  • The Smart Gun Doesn’t Exist for the Dumbest Reasons Firearms makers have resisted Silicon Valley-sponsored digital innovation that could transform public safety.

    05/21/2020 7:37:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies ^ | 4/15/2019 | Austin Carr, Polly Mosendz, Neil Weinberg
    Nobody blames the free market. Nearly half of gun owners in the U.S. would consider buying a smart gun, according to a Johns Hopkins University study. (Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg News parent Bloomberg LP, is a donor to groups that support gun control.) The promise of guns that can be used only by one person is that there will be fewer fired by accident or by someone who shouldn’t have access to a gun, and fewer sold on the black market. This is the story of why the multibillion-dollar American gun industry hasn’t yet managed to make guns...
  • Sen. John Cornyn Counters Democrats: Enough Gun Control Already

    05/18/2020 12:10:36 PM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 5/16/2020 | AWR Hawkins
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) countered a Democrat-led push for more regulations on “ghost guns” by making clear his belief that there is enough gun control already. On May 15, 2020, Breitbart News reported that Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and other Democrats are demanding background checks for “ghost guns” and kits containing parts that can be used to build guns. The Mike Bloomberg-founded gun control group, Everytown for Gun Safety, supports the Democrat push. Politico quoted Sen. Cornyn in a way that gave readers the impression that he also supported the advocacy. They reported that Cornyn “might...
  • Supreme Court eyes more gun cases as conservatives signal eagerness to expand 2nd Amendment protections

    05/18/2020 6:16:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 5/17/2020 | tucker higgins
    Ten different guns cases were on the agenda of the justices’ private conference on Friday, where they met to decide which cases they will hear in the upcoming term. Each of those cases has been considered at one previous conference, a clear signal that there is “serious interest” in hearing them, according to John Elwood, a leading court observer and a partner at the law firm Arnold & Porter. It is possible the court could announce as soon as Monday that it will hear one or more of the cases. If it does so, a decision would be expected by...
  • Chuck Schumer: We Can't Let Protestors with 'Automatic Weapons' Determine Re-Opening Policies

    05/15/2020 3:05:44 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 72 replies
    my Twitter feed ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Chuck Schumer: We can't let protestors with "automatic weapons" determine our re-opening policies.--------------- Well, Chuck, we can't let firearm policies be set by senators as ignorant as you about firearms! Can gun control advocates like Schumer truly be this ignorant? No matter how many times they are corrected about the difference between semi-automatics and automatics, they continue making stupid statements like this.
  • Michigan official says ANY protester holding a firearm should be arrested at tomorrow's stay-at-home rally set for the Capitol after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer received death threats

    05/12/2020 8:52:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 88 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 23:38 EDT, 12 May 2020 | James Gordon
    Protestors in Michigan planning to rally at the state Capitol on Thursday are being warned that if they bring firearms to the event they will be arrested. The warnings come after several members of the groups planning on attending the rally called for the assassination of Governor Gretchen Whitmer which saw one man writing: “Can we please just take up a collection for an assassin to put that woman from Michigan down.” On Monday, Whitmer said she respected people’s rights to protest but was becoming “increasingly concerned about the violent nature of the comments being made” and the “extreme rhetoric...
  • Report: NY Women Seeking Guns out of Fear of Coronavirus Crime Wave

    05/12/2020 9:03:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies ^ | 5/11/2020 | AWR Hawkins
    A New York Post report claims women in New York are seeking guns in anticipation of what they fear is a coming coronavirus crime wave. According to the Post, 35-year-old Nicole Rosario is a stay-at-home Staten Island mom who wants a gun. Rosario said, “It’s my constitutional right. But that doesn’t seem to matter. I live in New York which means it’s impossible. That’s crazy and unfair.” Rosario’s 32-year-old sister, Christine, feels the same. She is actually “going to ask her boyfriend to move in with her because he already has a gun.” Cassie Kramer, a 46-year-old in the fashion...
  • Bloomberg-Founded Gun Control Group Pledges $8M to Turn Texas Blue

    Mike Bloomberg-founded Everytown for Gun Safety is spending $8 million in hopes of turning Texas blue in the November 2020 elections. KRGV reports that Everytown already pledged the money and will, this Thursday, name “three staffers to help with its Texas campaign.” Everytown senior political adviser Charlie Kelly commented: “[Texas is] clearly emerging as a top battleground state — there’s just no question about it — and it’s why we’re investing $8 million in the state this cycle. Between the investment and our network of 400,000 grassroots supporters, our goal is to do whatever it takes to elect gun sense...
  • Military Spouse Sues Florida Commissioner for Suspending Concealed Weapon License Applications

    05/09/2020 7:02:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 5/8/2020 | Lindsey Marie
    Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) President Cliff Maloney filed a lawsuit today against Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Nicole Fried, who suspended online concealed weapons license applications, arguing that Fried’s actions violate his constitutional right to bear arms. Maloney is a military spouse, gun owner, and Floridian who was prevented from submitting his concealed weapons license application online. Fried suspended all online concealed weapon license applications on March 23, 2020, until further notice. Fried cited COVID-19 as the reason for the suspension. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody sent Fried a letter requesting that she resume taking online...