Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $80,755
95%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 95%!! Less than $4.3k to go!! We can do this!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: 2damendment

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Federal agency vows to continue legal action after ending Nevada ranch standoff

    04/13/2014 6:22:58 AM PDT · by libstripper · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 13, 2014 | Edmund DeMarche, Matt Finn, & AP
    The Bureau of Land Management vowed Saturday that it would continue its legal fight to remove illegal cattle from a rural Nevada range after ending a tense weeklong standoff with a rancher and his supporters. "After 20 years and multiple court orders to remove the trespass cattle, [rancher Cliven] Bundy owes the American taxpayers in excess of $1 million. The BLM will continue to work to resolve the matter administratively and judicially," a statement from the bureau said. "We ask that all parties in the area remain peaceful and law-abiding as the Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service...
  • Michigan Gov. Repeals Ban on Short-Barreled Rifles

    03/31/2014 5:56:13 AM PDT · by xzins · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Mar 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Last week Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed legislation repealing that state's ban on privately owned short-barreled rifles and shotguns. Buyers of short-barreled rifles and shotguns still face extra scrutiny at the federal level via the National Firearms Act. This requires them to undergo a background check, "pay a $200 federal tax, and register these firearms with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives."
  • 100-day bus tour for Bloomberg gun group

    06/07/2013 5:48:11 AM PDT · by libstripper · 16 replies
    Poliico ^ | June 6, 2013 | PRIYA ANAND
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun violence group is launching a cross-country bus tour this month as the next step in its push for stricter gun control measures. Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ bus tour will start June 14 to mark the six-month anniversary of the Newtown, Conn. massacre, taking gun violence survivors, their families and friends and law enforcement officials to 25 states in 100 days, according to a job posting by the group.
  • Saxet gun show draws eager buyers (TX)

    01/26/2013 4:54:46 PM PST · by bgill · 22 replies
    KXAN ^ | Jan. 26, 2013 | John Bumgardner
    This is the first day of the gun show since the City of Austin discussed possibly banning from the Travis County Expo Center. State law, however, prevailed because the move would have proved illegal in Texas... “It took 20 minutes to park the truck and about an hour waiting in line,” Another group, One Million Moms for Gun Control marched at the Texas Capitol... The group expected over 100 participants to join in the Austin event.
  • New York Gun Owners Flip the Bird to "Assault Weapons" Registration Law

    01/26/2013 3:25:52 PM PST · by Daffynition · 83 replies
    Reason.com ^ | Jan. 25, 2013 | J.D. Tuccille
    New York Governor Cuomo the Junior may have rushed through his new gun control law with such speed that police will avoid its restrictions only through the blessed miracle of selective enforcement, but he may have a little trouble getting the state's firearms owners to attend his party. The new law requires owners of those scary-looking rifles known as "assault weapons" to register their property (amidst assurances that, oh no, the registration lists will never be used for confiscation), but gun rights activists are actively urging gun owners to defy the new mandate.
  • Massachusetts' Plan to Ban, Confiscate Firearms, Ammunition

    01/25/2013 1:30:57 PM PST · by pabianice · 50 replies
    Gun Owners Action League | 1/25/13 | Wallace
    Our Second Amendment Right to Keep and Bear Arms is under attack on many fronts. Governor Deval Patrick, Representative David Linsky (D) Natick, and many others are in the process of, or already have filed new legislation which will severely restrict our second amendment rights while doing NOTHING to solve any real issues. Once again our state legislators are committing "Blame and Punishment" of Massachusetts gun owners. Among the many things our legislators are proposing: 10 round magazines loaded with more than 7 rounds, punishable by more than two years in jail. Magazines containing more than 10 rounds, punishable by...
  • Carolyn McCarthy Makes Impassioned Plea for New Assault Weapons Ban

    01/24/2013 1:36:27 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies
    politicker.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Colin Campbell
    Earlier this morning, Democratic lawmakers gathered in Washington D.C. to unveil the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, which is legislation that would ban “military-style” assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips. The press conference announcing the bill featured New York Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, the legislation’s House sponsor, as its first speaker. Needless to say, Ms. McCarthy–whose husband was killed in a 1993 shooting spree on the Long Island Rail Road–made it clear it wasn’t going to be a speech that stuck to the script. “This battle has been a very lonely battle for many, many years,” Ms. McCarthy began. “You know,...
  • D-Day for Gun Control (STOP the UN Small Arms Treaty)

    07/12/2012 8:32:04 AM PDT · by xzins · 21 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 11 July 12 | Dick Morris
    Without much fanfare and as little publicity as possible, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will go to New York City to sign the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), now in the final stages of negotiation at the U.N. The Treaty marks the beginning of an international crusade to impose gun controls on the United States and repeal our Second Amendment rights. The ATT is nominally to stop international arms sales to gangs, criminals, and violent groups. But, as is so often the case with U.N. treaties, this is merely a convenient facade behind which to conceal the ATT’s true intent: to...
  • Crooks target Supreme Court Justice Breyer for second three months

    05/18/2012 7:40:52 AM PDT · by libstripper · 22 replies
    Fox ews ^ | May 17, 2011 | Fox News staff
    Less than three months after he was robbed at his vacation home in the Caribbean, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has been targeted again -- this time by burglars at his Washington, D.C., house. Breyer's property was raided May 4, The Washington Post reported Thursday, with cutlery and candlesticks worth about $3,500 take
  • Plot Against Second Amendment

    10/15/2011 9:39:41 AM PDT · by New Jersey Realist · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 10/15/2011 | Martin Gould and Ashley Martella
    The government-sanctioned gunrunning operation, Fast and Furious, was a plot to undermine Second Amendment rights in the United States, National Rifle Association president Wayne LaPierre charged on Friday in an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV. “It’s the only thing that makes any sense,” LaPierre said. “Over a period of two or three years they were running thousands and thousands of guns to the most evil people on earth. At the same time they were yelling ’90 per cent… of the guns the Mexican drug cartels are using come from the United States.’
  • He's home for Christmas

    12/24/2010 12:13:45 PM PST · by spintreebob · 6 replies
    NAACP ^ | 12-24-2010 | Robert Rooks, NAACP
    Last night, after struggling for four years to clear his name, John White was released from prison and reunited with his family -- just in time for Christmas. Support the NAACP In 2006, a group of teenagers came to John's Long Island home shouting words of violence, yelling racial slurs, and threatening to kill his son. John did what any father would do -- he defended his home and his family. In the ensuing struggle, one of the teenagers lunged at John's handgun and was tragically killed. John was sentenced to prison. . . . . . .
  • Rapper Ja Rule pleads guilty in '07 NY weapon case

    12/14/2010 6:28:29 AM PST · by libstripper · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 13, 2010 | JENNIFER PELTZ
    Ja Rule agreed Monday to go to prison for two years in a gun case, becoming the second platinum-selling rapper set to do time after arrests in the aftermath of a star-studded hip-hop concert in July 2007.
  • Weekend Body Count from Progressive Utopia

    07/06/2010 8:34:36 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 12 replies
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 7/6/10 | Joy Tiz
    This is what decades of iron fisted liberal dominance creates: twelve people shot on Chicago’s South Side; 2 are dead. This is the net result of liberal policies–how’s all that gun control working out? Following the Supreme Court’s upholding of the 2d Amendment, which the fish wrap media erroneously reported as extendinggun laws which should enable private citizen, Otis McDonald to at last purchase a hand gun to keep in his home. McDonald has grown weary of the constant threats, harassment and break ins that too many Americans suffer in gang infested neighborhoods. He rightly sought to buy himself a...
  • Brinks Ad, 2d Amendment Edition

    10/28/2009 9:07:12 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 21 replies · 922+ views
    joytiz.com ^ | 10/28/09 | Joy Tiz
    Why has nobody ripped on the new Brinks/Broadview ads yet? Those commercials are ripe for the plucking. A young woman or vulnerable woman with little girl faces a bad guy who bashes in the door. Here’s what I’d like to see: rather than running away in terror, the woman calmly pulls out her gun and removes the dirt bag’s defective DNA from the collective gene pool. Then when the Brinks guy calls: Hello, Ms. Smith, this is Mr. Handsome Brinks guy. Are you all right? Woman: Yes, we’re fine. Some dirt bag just kicked in my front door. Brinks Guy:...
  • Pro-2d Amendment Video

    04/18/2009 3:20:54 PM PDT · by clyde_m · 1 replies · 238+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | April 18, 2009 | Clyde Middleton
    One of many good lines (in addition to quotes from our Founding Fathers): I'd rather be a conservative nut job than a liberal with no nuts and no job.
  • Gun Sales Thriving In Uncertain Times

    10/27/2008 9:43:56 AM PDT · by llevrok · 50 replies · 1,302+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 27, 2008 | Fredrick Kunkle
    Americans have cut back on buying cars, furniture and clothes in a tough economy, but there's one consumer item that's still enjoying healthy sales: guns. Purchases of firearms and ammunition have risen 8 to 10 percent this year, according to state and federal data. Several variables drive sales, but many dealers, buyers and experts attribute the increase in part to concerns about the economy and fears that if Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois wins the presidency, he will join with fellow Democrats in Congress to enact new gun controls. Obama has said that he believes in an individual right to...
  • SAF CALLS CHICAGO TRIBUNE PLEA TO REPEAL 2d Admentment ‘UNCONSCIONABLE’

    06/27/2008 5:13:44 PM PDT · by RetiredArmy · 64 replies · 360+ views
    2d Amendment Foundation ^ | June 27, 2008 | Email from 2d Amendment Foundation
    NEWS RELEASESAF CALLS CHICAGO TRIBUNE PLEA TO REPEAL 2A ‘UNCONSCIONABLE’ BELLEVUE, WA – The Chicago Tribune’s call for repeal of the Second Amendment following the historic Heller Decision is an “unconscionable attack on the entire Bill of Rights and the freedoms it protects,” the Second Amendment Foundation said today. In an editorial published on the day after the Supreme Court handed down its 5-4 ruling, the newspaper called the Second Amendment an “anachronism” that should be repealed. The newspaper supported its argument by falsely claiming that a 1939 case, U.S. v Miller, established the amendment as a “collective right” that...
  • Obama board funded gun control efforts [Every Handgun Is Aimed at You:The Case for Banning Handguns

    04/19/2008 2:45:21 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies · 34+ views
    Obama board funded gun control efforts By: Kenneth P. Vogel April 19, 2008 05:38 PM EST Barack Obama’s presidential campaign has worked to assure uneasy gun owners that he believes the Constitution protects their rights and that he doesn’t want to take away their guns. But before he became a national political figure, he sat on the board of a Chicago-based foundation that doled out at least nine grants totaling nearly $2.7 million to groups that advocated the opposite positions. The foundation funded legal scholarship advancing the theory that the Second Amendment does not protect individual gun owners’ rights, as...
  • SPECIAL REPORT: Right to Keep and Bear Arms in the Crosshairs at the U.S. Supreme Court

    03/19/2008 5:37:00 AM PDT · by tcg · 27 replies · 695+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 3/19/08 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    The real question facing the Court was whether the District of Columbia’s total ban on handguns had gone too far and was therefore “unreasonable” within the meaning of past holdings.
  • Founder of California anti-gun group pleads no contest to weapons charges

    01/18/2008 7:17:18 AM PST · by libstripper · 13 replies · 116+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | January 18, 2008 | The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES - A former Los Angeles gang member who founded an anti-violence group called No Guns has pleaded no contest to federal weapons charges. Hector (Big Weasel) Marroquin, 51, and co-defendant Sylvia Arrellano, 25, entered pleas Thursday for three counts of manufacture, distribution and transport for sale of an unlawful assault weapon. Arrellano also pleaded no contest to machine-gun conversion and possessing a silencer and acknowledged the crime was committed for the benefit of a criminal street gang. She was given until Tuesday to surrender for sentencing and would likely be sentenced to four years in prison, prosecutors said.
  • Founders' Quotes - Jefferson & Hamilton on Duty to be Armed

    12/03/2007 6:42:18 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 21 replies · 1,226+ views
    The Patriot Post - Others ^ | 12/03/2007 | Thomas Jefferson
    Founder’s Quotes – Jefferson and Hamilton on Citizens Duty to be Armed “The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves in all cases to which they think themselves competent, or they may act by representatives, freely and equally chosen; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed; that they are entitled to freedom of person, freedom of religion, freedom of property, and freedom of the press.” Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Cartwright, 1824) ”If the representatives of the people betray...
  • Dangerous Ruling [BARF ALERT]

    03/10/2007 5:07:50 AM PST · by libstripper · 60 replies · 1,399+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 10, 2007 | Washington Post
    IN OVERTURNING the District of Columbia's long-standing ban on handguns yesterday, a federal appeals court turned its back on nearly 70 years of Supreme Court precedent to give a new and dangerous meaning to the Second Amendment. If allowed to stand, this radical ruling will inevitably mean more people killed and wounded as keeping guns out of the city becomes harder. Moreover, if the legal principles used in the decision are applied nationally, every gun control law on the books would be imperiled. The 2 to 1 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down...
  • Defend the 2d Amendment

    08/16/2005 10:33:11 AM PDT · by white trash redneck · 4 replies · 276+ views
    Guns in school. Guns and terrorism. Guns in the hands of children. No doubt we'll be hearing a lot about these topics throughout the fall and school year as those who seek to destroy the Second Amendment roll-out their new public-relations campaigns. Of course, there won't be anything truly unique to the substance of their arguments – just new twists to the same old efforts to deny constitutional rights to freedom-loving Americans. As usual, their information will be more akin to disinformation. The next time a school-related shooting occurs, all of America will be forced to endure, once again, the...
  • Chelsea (Alabama) Man Shoots Armed Intruder to Death

    03/01/2005 7:28:32 AM PST · by OldSmaj · 5 replies · 1,339+ views
    The Gadsden Times via the AP/Birmingham Times | February 28, 2005 | Staff Resources
    Published February 28. 2005 6:53PM Chelsea (Alabama, Shelby County) man shoots armed intruder to death after being tied The Associated Press An armed, masked intruder was shot to death by a Chelsea man who managed to free himself after he was tied up and his wife held at gunpoint during a robbery in their home, Shelby County authorities said. Sheriff Chris Curry said a female accomplice was arrested while attempting to flee the scene. Sheriff's officers did not immediately release the name of the man who killed the intruder during the home invasion about 2 a.m. Sunday. The suspected burglar...
  • Hunt Gives Voters Different Image of Kerry (Poodle Alert)

    10/21/2004 11:35:26 AM PDT · by The Loan Arranger · 97 replies · 2,312+ views
    iWon News ^ | October 21, 2004 | NEDRA PICKLER
    BOARDMAN, Ohio (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry said he bagged a goose on his swing-state hunting trip Thursday, but his real target was the voters who may harbor doubts about him. Kerry returned after a two-hour hunting trip wearing a camouflage jacket and carrying a 12-gauge shotgun, but someone else carried the bird he said he shot. "I'm too lazy," Kerry joked. "I'm still giddy over the Red Sox. It was hard to focus."
  • Gunning for Manufacturers through courts

    04/30/2002 1:10:03 PM PDT · by Temple Owl · 5 replies · 208+ views
    Overlawyered.com | 4-29-02 | n/a
    April 29-30 -- "Gunning for manufacturers through courts".  "A NYC council member is seeking to limit access to guns in NYC even more by opening the door to lawsuits against gun manufacturers who don’t follow a 'corporate code of conduct'. David Yassky, a former law professor and aide for Chuck Schumer when he was a congressman, received money from 189 attorneys and others of his 'social class' in his successful campaign for Council, and filed an amicus brief in the US vs Emerson case encouraging a finding that in the 2nd Amendment, 'bear arms' meant for military use only."  ("Gunning...
  • One gun too many (Barf alert)

    03/17/2002 2:28:16 PM PST · by Fred Mertz · 45 replies · 243+ views
    The Courier Journal ^ | 03/17/02 | Unattributed
    <p>It's doubtful that the death of one young man will persuade Rep. Bob Damron, D-Nicholasville, of the folly of Kentucky's concealed carry law that he authored in 1996.</p> <p>But James Brian Morris' needless death at the hands of a licensed gun owner raises anew the threat posed by amateurs packing heat.</p>