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  • Republican Introduces Bill Revoking ATF’s Power to Regulate Ammo

    03/02/2015 10:19:14 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 32 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 3-2-15 | AWR Hawkins
    On Friday, Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL) introduced legislation revoking the ATF’s claim of power to regulate ammunition via “armor piecing” language in the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA). The ATF is specifically claiming the ability to regulate ammunition via the “armor piercing” language contained in the Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act, an amendment added to the GCA in 1986. Their current focus is on banning the wildly popular M855 round for AR-15 rifles. Rooney’s bill would roll back the ATF’s powers to pre-1986 levels. According to The Hill, Rooney’s bill “would prohibit the ATF or any other federal agency...
  • CPAC 2015: The History of Gun Control

    03/02/2015 8:26:39 AM PST · by rktman · 1 replies ^ | 3/1/2015 | unknown
    The left’s scheme is to essentially buy the media with the millions they have at their disposal. And losing isn’t a big deal to them, Rusnak said. Even single wins here and there helps them advance their agenda, whereas any loss for pro-gun advocates is a loss of our freedoms. The scheme was at its most effective in Washington State. With the successful passage in 2014 of Initiative 594, the anti-gunners spent $10 million to pass the law. And they won. Still, even though they won and the NRA was outspent 20 to one, the anti-gunners couldn’t even get 60...
  • Devilish details behind Obama's bullet ban

    02/26/2015 9:11:30 PM PST · by Perseverando · 41 replies
    WND ^ | February 26, 2015 | Jeff Knox
    Jeff Knox explains why latest move by BATF is 'ridiculous' The Obama administration’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, or BATF, recently announced its intention to ban the manufacture, importation and distribution of popular SS109/M855 ammunition commonly used in AR-15 type rifles, based on the construction of the projectile it uses. This ammo served as the standard issue, 5.56 x 45mm round used by the U.S. military and most NATO countries around the world. It is commonly referred to as “Green Tip” because the military puts a bit of green paint on the tip of the bullet to help...
  • Mall Of America Invites Terrorism With Gun-Free Zone Signs

    02/26/2015 10:28:20 AM PST · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 26, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS`
    ecurity: A video by Somalia's al-Qaida-affiliated al-Shabab group warns Minnesota's Mall of America may be a repeat of a 2013 mall attack in Kenya. The Second Amendment may be our best defense against terrorism. The immense Mall of America in Bloomington would indeed make an inviting target for jihadists intent on martyrdom. Its 520 stores, the most of any mall in the world, attracts 40 million people annually and is a global tourist destination. It's as inviting a target and as much of an iconic symbol of Western capitalism and culture as was the World Trade Center on Sept. 11,...
  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    02/26/2015 9:14:31 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 399 replies
    Washington Examiner2-26-2015 ^ | 2-26-2015 | Paul Bedard
    It’s started. As promised, President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this month revealed that it is putting the ban on 5.56mm ammo on a fast track, immediately driving up the price of the bullets and prompting retailers, including the huge outdoors company Cabela’s, to urge sportsmen to urge Congress to stop the president.
  • Feinstein Wants to Close the Terrorist Gun Loophole

    02/26/2015 7:47:45 AM PST · by rktman · 44 replies ^ | 2/25/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    The senator behind the Assault Weapons Ban bill and a House Republican have teamed up for new gun-control legislation — to ban terrorists from buying guns. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015 in the upper chamber with co-sponsor Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.).
  • How gun control is causing another European Holocaust

    02/26/2015 6:39:47 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies ^ | 2/26/2015 | Pedro Gonzales
    When Adolph Hitler got into power, he confiscated all the guns owned by Jewish people. Then, once they were defenseless, he sent them all to concentration camps. Now, in 2015, Jews are being slaughtered again because of their religion. And because of strict gun control laws in Europe, they are once again defenseless.
  • 14 Things Everyone Should Understand About Guns

    02/24/2015 6:49:44 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 2/24/2015 | Sean Davis
    Guns can be dangerous in the wrong hands. But so are articles about guns written by people who don’t understand anything about them. There’s sadly no excuse to be ignorant about firearms. They’ve been around for hundreds of years. They’re owned and operated safely by tens of millions of Americans each year. Our Constitution guarantees our individual right to possess guns so that we might be able to defend ourselves from those who would violently take away our freedom. Many gun controllers, however — some of whom have bylines for major media organizations — don’t actually know the first thing...
  • 2015 could be year of the gun at Nevada Legislature

    02/23/2015 7:21:15 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 2/22/2015 | SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY — A flurry of firearm and Second Amendment related bills introduced in the Legislature have already generated plenty of controversy even though none of the major proposals have even had hearings yet. First there was a dust-up between Senate Democrats and Republicans over a GOP gun measure that includes domestic violence provisions that Democrats said fell short of what is needed.
  • Retired officer killed 2 daughters, self, sources say

    02/22/2015 10:08:33 AM PST · by Dr. Prepper · 20 replies
    lohud | February 22, 2015 | Matthew R Spillane and Richard Liebson
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  • Arm Potential Victims of Domestic Violence

    02/22/2015 8:18:01 AM PST · by rktman · 1 replies ^ | 2/21/2015 | Robert Farago
    Let’s say you want to stop someone from shooting you. You could A) lobby for more gun control, B) report the potential killer to the police, or C) arm yourself. Choose any two. Common sense suggests that B and C are the correct answer. Even if you think “stricter” gun laws could keep a gun out of the hands of your potential killer, you’d have to be crazy to consider it a short-term solution. When it’s your life on the line, short-term solutions are what you need. And any law that makes it harder for you, the innocent party, to...
  • Everytown for Gun Safety: Guns Don’t Stop Rape

    02/22/2015 8:13:37 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 2/20/2015 | Robert Farago
    I’ve scheduled a post tomorrow on how to frame the argument that gun control advocates can’t win: guns stop rape. Ahead of that piece, I’d like to point out that the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex is up in arms about today’s quote of the day from Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore. Ms. Fiore said “If these young, hot little girls on campus have a firearm, I wonder how many men will want to assault them.” Bilious billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s mob, Everytown for Gun Safety, sent out an email blast today claiming, “This grotesque display of opportunism is beyond the pale.” Irony:...
  • Europeans Discover When Guns Are Outlawed, Only Terrorists Will Have Guns

    02/20/2015 10:13:00 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 2/20/2015 | Michael Walsh
    Europe, a continent long known for the rarity of gun violence, is confronting twin challenges that give the issue sudden urgency: a growing population of radicalized young men determined to strike targets close to home, and a black market awash in high-powered weapons. The problem has been rendered vividly in recent weeks by a pair of deadly assaults that each paralyzed a European capital. In Paris and Copenhagen, the attacks were carried out by former small-time criminals turned violent extremists who obtained military-grade illicit weapons with apparent ease. In contrast with the free-firing United States, Europe is generally seen as...
  • New Gun Bill Introduced In Nevada Senate

    02/19/2015 8:26:23 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 2/19/2015 | RRangel
    Senate Bill 175 was introduced by Senator Michael Roberson, which creates reciprocity with other state concealed carry permits, and would repeal the handgun registration requirements of Clark County. It also strengthens state preemption, of gun laws, by allowing those “adversely affected” by local ordinances to file suit. There’s a provision making it illegal, for anyone convicted of domestic violence, from possessing a firearm.
  • Flintlock from 1700s could land elderly NJ man in prison

    02/18/2015 4:05:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 93 replies
    Fox ^ | February 18, 2015 | Maxim Lott
    A retired teacher is facing 10 years in prison and the loss of his state pension for possessing a flintlock pistol that may not have been fired since George Washington was alive, his attorney told on Wednesday. In a case that underscores the Garden State's strict gun laws, Gordon Van Gilder, a retired English teacher and collector of historical items, has been charged with criminal possession of a handgun and faces up to 10 years in prison. If the 72-year-old is convicted, the charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 3.5 years and the pension Van Gilder earned as...
  • Question of the Day: What’s a “Huge Arsenal,” Exactly?

    02/17/2015 8:32:24 AM PST · by rktman · 56 replies ^ | February 14, 2015 | Robert Farago
    Chapel Hill suspect owned huge arsenal, the headline proclaims at “Search warrants show the suspect in the shooting deaths of three Muslim college students in North Carolina had an arsenal of a dozen firearms in the home he shared with his wife, along with a large stash of ammunition.
  • ‘Anti-gun’ civil rights lawyer arrested for carrying gun in Cleveland airport

    02/17/2015 7:51:00 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 2/17/2015 | Jennifer Cruz
    David Malik, a well-known civil rights lawyer, was arrested Saturday afternoon after authorities discovered a handgun in his carry-on bag at a Cleveland airport, but the attorney said it was a simple mistake.
  • Let’s not be so quick to believe gun-control rhetoric

    02/16/2015 2:32:15 PM PST · by richardb72 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16, 2015 | John R. Lott Jr.
    People walking the streets with guns pose a danger to others, right? With 12 million Americans across all 50 states now having concealed handgun permits, one would think that this question would have been settled one way or another. In fact, contrary to the rhetoric by gun-control organizations, permit holders almost never use their guns to commit violent crimes. Last Wednesday, The New York Times claimed “there should be no disputing” a new report, which claims there were 722 gun deaths nationwide from May 2007 to February 2015 that were not self-defense. The Times asserts: “The full death toll attributable...
  • Los Angeles Police Union Backs Anti-Gun Harris For Senate

    02/16/2015 8:28:12 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 2/15/2015 | RRangel
    The Los Angeles Police Protective League, supports rabidly anti-gun attorney general Kamala Harris, for Barbara Boxer’s senate seat. The union says she supports law enforcement and it’s true.
  • Vince Vaughn Speaks Pro Gun View Of 2nd Amendment

    02/16/2015 8:12:39 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 2/15/2015 | Tim
    In an extensive interview with Playboy magazine, actor Vince Vaughn sounded off on his libertarian politics, the Second Amendment, and affirmative action according to breitbart. Sitting down with Playboy contributing editor David Hochman, Vaughn, who shot to fame after starring in 1996’s Swingers and then parlayed his comedic talent and natural charisma into a blockbuster career as a member of the “Frat Pack,” explained that he is a libertarian Ron Paul supporter, owns a gun for self-defense, and believes affirmative action is racist.
  • Zero for 50 and 200 Yards From Just 10.

    02/16/2015 7:59:57 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 2/16/2015 | Nathan S.
    Like many of our readers, I am now limited to my closest ranges being indoor. Drives me nuts when I have to zero a rifle for 3-gun and the longest range I can get too quickly is a scant 15 yards. (I can drive 45 minutes to some good long-ranges, but getting at least three hours free can be difficult).
  • What Are Gun Laws In Denmark Like? They're Pretty Well Regulated

    02/15/2015 9:55:49 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 2/14/2015 | Chris Tognotti
    It’s been a deeply dark last 24 hours for the city of Copenhagen. First, a free speech debate featuring Danish cartoonist Lars Vilks was assaulted by gunfire, killing one person in what’s been characterized as a retributive attack against Vilks’ portrayals of the prophet Muhammad. And second, early Sunday morning local time, yet another shooting has occurred close to a prominent synagogue in central Copenhagen. It brings a familiar question to mind, varyingly asked in times like these: what are Denmark’s gun laws like, and could they have had any bearing on what’s taken place?
  • Legal Expert: Gun Rights Are Human Rights( NOT breaking news!)

    02/15/2015 8:18:16 AM PST · by rktman · 1 replies ^ | 2/14/2015 | PG Veer
    By controlling the guns, you can easily control your opponents. This is the core argument Stephen Halbrook, an attorney and expert on gun laws, delivered before the eighth Students for Liberty Conference. “Although it may not be the explicit intent of governments at the time gun registration is enacted that it will be used against the people, history shows otherwise.”
  • Newtown Panel: All guns should be registered, all ammo serial numbered

    02/13/2015 10:31:19 AM PST · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 2/13/2015 | Chris Eger
    A special commission set up by Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy after the Sandy Hook shooting may include a number of recommendations in its final report from registering all firearms, to tracking ammo, and screening owners.
  • Weekly DTIC: The AR-15 In Vietnam, 1962

    02/13/2015 10:20:22 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 2/13/2014 | unkndown
    This week’s DTIC document is one well worth reading in the interest of understanding the AR-15’s early deployment and subsequent “fall from grace” later in the 1960s. It bears more detailed examination than I usually put into the Weekly DTIC, so this will be a longer post than usual. The document is DARPA’s Field Test Report, AR-15 Armalite Rifle, a controversial document extolling the virtues of the early AR-15 in Vietnam. The basic thesis of the document is best summed up in this quote:
  • The 2nd Amendment Is For Muskets Only?! [Good points for future Reference]

    02/12/2015 9:06:41 AM PST · by HammerT · 31 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | February 11, 2015 | Bob Owens
    The more you dive into researching the actual history of the Second Amendment, the more you understand that it was specifically written to include more technologically advanced weaponry. Steven Crowder points out that the Second Amendment was written at a time when private citizens could acquire multi-shot rifles, multi-shot pistols, crew-served weapons that were the forerunners of modern auto-cannon and machine guns, hand grenades, rockets, cannon, mortars, howitzers, torpedoes, submarines, and ships-of-the-line… 18th century battleships that were the “weapons of mass destruction” of their time, capable of leveling coastal cities. The Founders never intended to limit the citizenry to single-shot...
  • Legislators have no plans to consider marijuana, gun control initiatives

    02/12/2015 8:03:27 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies ^ | 2/11/2015 | Cy Ryan
    Carson City — The Nevada Legislature apparently won’t consider initiative petitions to allow the sale of recreational marijuana and to require background checks for some gun sales. Initiative backers gathered the necessary number of signatures to qualify the plans, but under the state constitution, they first must be presented to the Legislature for approval in the first 40 days of the session. If not, they go on the 2016 election ballot.
  • Federal Interstate Handgun Sales Ban Ruled Unconstitutional [is this hugh or what?]

    02/11/2015 10:59:05 AM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 77 replies
    Firearms Policy Coalition ^ | 2/11/15 | CCRKBA / Alan Gura
    In another excellent victory for civil rights by attorney Alan Gura, United States District Court Judge Reed O’Connor struck down the federal interstate handgun sales ban earlier today, finding it unconstitutional (both facially and as-applied) under the Second Amendment and the Fifth Amendment’s Due Process Clause.
  • Hugh Jackman Joins Anti-Gun, “Not One More” Campaign

    02/11/2015 9:50:36 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 2/11/2015 | Dan Cannon
    Looks like we have yet another actor who can’t help but alienate a large portion of their audience. Australian actor Hugh Jackman has thrown his hat in with the anti-gun crowd and made a post on his Facebook page and Twitter account pushing the “Not One More” campaign (a Bloomberg production).
  • Man Fights Off Three Would-Be Robbers by Ignoring Sonic’s Gun-Free Request

    02/11/2015 9:13:05 AM PST · by rktman · 49 replies ^ | 2/11/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On February 8, a customer who ignored Sonic’s request that “customers refrain from bringing guns to the restaurant” was able to pull his gun and shoot one of three alleged armed robbers, killing him and stopping the would-be robbery. Breitbart News previously reported that on May 30, 2014, Sonic asked law-abiding citizens to come to the restaurant unarmed. We also reported that a Sonic in Topeka, Kansas, was robbed the very day that customers were asked to come and eat while defenseless.
  • Federal Election Commission to Consider Regulating Online Political Speech

    02/11/2015 8:36:50 AM PST · by rktman · 58 replies ^ | 2/11/2015 | Rudy Takala
    The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is holding a hearing today to receive public feedback on whether it should create new rules regulating political speech, including political speech on the Internet that one commissioner warned could affect blogs, YouTube videos and even websites like the Drudge Report. The hearing is a response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC last year, which struck down the FEC’s previous cap on aggregate campaign contributions from a single donor in an election cycle.
  • Hundreds pack Vermont Statehouse to debate gun bill

    02/10/2015 6:55:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 10, 2015 9:11 PM EST | Dave Gram
    Hundreds of Vermonters on Tuesday night debated proposed legislation that would expand background checks for gun buyers and impose other new firearms restrictions. At a packed Statehouse, the Senate Judiciary and Health and Welfare Committee heard testimony from supporters and opponents of the legislation, though opponents in the hall and nearby rooms where video was piped in easily outnumbered supporters. Several opponents pointed to Vermont’s rank in FBI statistics as the safest state in the country. They argued that Senate Bill 31 isn’t needed. “If I’m being assaulted on a city street, I’d rather have a .38 on me than...
  • Where is the NRA?

    02/10/2015 2:24:01 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 11 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 3, 2015 | Conservative Review Staff
    Gun Owners of America sent out an alert warning Republicans of the pending nomination of anti-gun crusader Loretta Lynch, President Obama's nominee for Attorney General. That begs the question: Where is the National Rifle Association (NRA)? Lynch is no friend of the Second Amendment yet the NRA appears to be giving members of the Senate a pass on the nomination. After you read the GOA alert, you can only ask "why?" Let's start with Operation Choke Point, the Justice Department program intended to destroy the firearms industry by cutting off credit and credit card processing to gun manufacturers and dealers....
  • In New Mexico Background Check Bill Dies Quick

    02/10/2015 10:17:31 AM PST · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 2/10/2015 | RRangel
    Thankfully, Democrats in New Mexico, didn’t fair so well in their recent push for gun control. The Bloomberg initiated “universal background checks” failed in the Regulatory and Public Affairs Committee, 4-3 along party lines.
  • Eric Holder: Inability to Pass Gun Control My ‘Single Failure’

    02/09/2015 5:21:32 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 2/8/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On Sunday, MSNBC aired Melissa Harris-Perry’s interview of Attorney General Eric Holder and he said the “single failure” of his tenure as AG was the failure to secure gun control. In the interview, Harris-Perry looked at Holder and said, “You once said the worst day in office was the day that you had to walk through the bloodied aftermath” following the heinous attack on Sandy Hook Elementary. She said, “Children were slaughtered in their classrooms and we have not made any meaningful progress on changing the access to guns in this country. Are we a nation of cowards when it...
  • Responsible Gun Ownership

    02/08/2015 8:31:55 AM PST · by Q-ManRN · 53 replies
    Democrat Gun Owners Association of America ^ | June 12th, 2014 | Jim Lewis
    Like almost every Democrat, I also support the Second Amendment and the fundamental right to bear arms. At the same time, I also believe in common sense legislation to restrict felons and the mentally ill from possessing firearms. I support laws that require background checks and limit access to high explosives. For the last thirty years, Democrats have allowed the NRA and the Republican Party to define us as people who want to take your guns away. It is time for the Democratic Party to define its own position rather than allowing others that privilege. Surely, responsible gun owners like...
  • I Could Easily See Me Pulling My Gun Quicker.” Community Activist Receives Sobering Lesson

    02/08/2015 8:04:42 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 2/6/2015 | Bob Owens
    Quanell X, the head of Houston’s New Black Panther Party and one of the agitators who has gone after everyone from George Zimmerman to Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, has almost always sided against the police in officer-involved shootings of suspects. He is now singing a different tune after personally going through “shoot/no shoot” training with the Missouri City Police Department. X played the role of a law enforcement officer responding to calls in a number of different scenarios, and had to chose whether to use his gun (a realistic training weapon that fires man-marker rounds), a taser, or not...
  • Doctors and Guns

    02/08/2015 7:44:09 AM PST · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 2/7/2015 | The Armed Lutheran
    I ran across this article last month and thought about commenting on it, but never got around to it. It starts out with a 61-year-old going to the doctor and being surprised by a question about guns. Hands of medical doctor with a stethoscope. Isolated on white.The article quotes Dr. David Nash, dean of Thomas Jefferson University’s School of Population Health in Philadelphia, as a proponent of the idea that “80 percent of a population’s well-being is determined by social factors such as where they live, who their family is, their socioeconomic status and the quality of their relationships.” “We’re...
  • Bloomberg Suggests Banning Young Minority Males from Gun Ownership

    02/08/2015 6:50:27 AM PST · by rktman · 114 replies ^ | 2/7/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    According to The Aspen Times, Bloomberg addressed a variety of topics, and after commenting on poverty and education, he discussed guns. The Times reported that he said, “Cities need to get guns out of [the] … hands” of persons who are “male, minority, and between the ages of 15 and 25.”
  • Michael Bloomberg calls Colorado’s decision on legal pot stupid (Wants male minority youth disarmed)

    02/08/2015 2:17:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | February 6, 2015 | Karl Herchenroeder
    Three-term New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg harped on the importance of vocational education and blasted Colorado’s decision to legalize marijuana as stupid Friday evening before a sold-out crowd at the Aspen Institute. When an audience member asked the 72-year-old Bloomberg about Colorado marijuana, he responded that it was a terrible idea, one that is hurting the developing minds of children. Though he admitted to smoking a joint in the 1960s, he said the drug is more accessible and more damaging today. “What are we going to say in 10 years when we see all these kids whose IQs are...
  • LYING OUT HER ARS: Gabby Gifford’s Gun Control Group Can’t Tell The Truth On Accidental Deaths

    02/07/2015 9:36:05 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 2/5/2015 | Bob Owens
    But as the NRA-ILA points out, the ARS claim simply wrecks the truth. The gun control supporters at Americans for Responsible Solutions ought to rename their group Anti-Gunners for Irresponsible Statistics after the bogus claim they made this week about the number of firearm and car accident deaths among young people each year. The group claimed that there are more than 30,000 firearm-related deaths, plus more than 30,000 car accident deaths among young people each year.
  • Democrat Lawmakers Fail To Provide Factual Support For “High Capacity Magazine Clip” Bill

    02/07/2015 9:04:53 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 2/6/2015 | Bob Owens
    Newtown activists on Thursday helped introduce the first gun safety bill in this Congress, officially kicking off the gun control debate on Capitol Hill. The bill would ban large capacity ammunition clips for everyone but military members and law enforcement officers. It was introduced by Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, in the House and Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., in the Senate.
  • Removing guns, 1 child at a time

    02/07/2015 6:39:32 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 2/7/2015 | Patrice Lewis
    Well, it seems Minnesota’s largest school district is discussing screening high school students for depression and anxiety in the classroom. “As part of a state grant to improve mental health services,” notes this CBS Minnesota article, “Anoka-Hennepin schools could offer a screening as soon as next fall. Dr. Nita Kumar, a mental-health consultant for the district, said Friday that the idea is to get students to talk about something they may hide from their parents or not even understand what is happening.”
  • Mark Kelly: Video by Open Carry Proponent Is ‘Disgusting

    02/06/2015 8:34:56 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 2/6/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    According to the Houston Chronicle, Kelly responded by saying: There is absolutely no room in our country for this kind of disgusting threat against our elected leaders. It’s an insult to responsible gun owners all around our country–Gabby and me included. No matter where you stand on an issue, no elected leader should be the target of death threats and intimidation.
  • Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Expand Mission

    02/05/2015 8:15:15 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 2/4/2015 | unknown
    Donna Hannigan was one of the original members of the Cape Cod-based group Grandmothers Against Gun Violence. As the group evolves its mission and activities, she said, the focus remains on gun violence as a public health and safety issue, not a political issue. The goal of Cape Cod Grandmothers Against Gun Violence is to raise awareness about gun violence.
  • SLAPPED DOWN AGAIN: Moms Demand Kindly Told to Take A Hike By Chicken Chain

    02/04/2015 10:09:35 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 2/4/2015 | Bob Owens
    Raising Cain’s Chicken Fingers simply wants to follow their business model without getting dragged into political debates. Like Kroger and their affiliated supermarkets, Raising Cain’s refuses to bow to Moms Demand’s irrational hysteria-mongering. Moms Demand operates their social media bullying campaign using the same tired tactics, finding old pictures of open carry supporters in Texas who once used the tactic of long gun open carry into restaurants and stores to try to raise awareness of the fact that Texas is one of just a handful of states that bans the open carry of a holstered handgun. As the law presently...
  • Moms Demand: Hitching your BMW to the wrong horse.

    02/04/2015 9:51:54 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    The Nationwide Superbowl commercial managed to piss a lot of people off. It is a good, poignant and creative ad, but the Superbowl might have not been the proper event to have it aired. We can discuss consequences in a bit. But what was not unexpected (at least for me) was the reaction of the Gun Control cavalcade and specially Shannon Watts:
  • Fun With Gun Turn-Ins, Part Deux

    02/04/2015 8:50:02 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 2/4/2015 | Dan Zimmerman
    Recently, I had fun turning in some relic pieces of jam-o-matic junk at an event sponsored by Ceasefire Oregon. Funny thing, that. It seems Fox News picked up on the event and almost got the link to TTAG right. As they had run out of gift cards by the time I got there, they handed out IOUs, promising to mail my gift cards. So I left my name and mailing address . . . Tadaaaa! The cards arrived.
  • Health care then guns: Nazis lay plan for destroying freedom

    02/04/2015 8:02:57 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 2/4/2015 | Bill Fedderer
    The National Socialist Workers’ Party leader, Adolph Hitler, became chancellor of Germany on Jan. 30, 1933, and began implementing a plan of universal health care, with no regard for conscience. The New York Times reported Oct. 10, 1933: “Nazi Plan to Kill Incurables to End Pain; German Religious Groups Oppose Move.” “The Ministry of Justice,” the Times reported, “explaining the Nazi aims regarding the German penal code, today announced its intentions to authorize physicians to end the sufferings of the incurable patient … in the interest of true humanity.”
  • Gun Rights Alert - Support AB2

    02/04/2015 7:56:11 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    February 3, 2015 Legislative Alert First Firearms Hearing Tomorrow and our opponents are already on the attack with misleading information! Please join us in support of Assembly Bill 2 February 4 at 8am in Assembly Judiciary