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  • Time for incorporation of the Second Amendment

    02/18/2009 2:14:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies · 869+ views
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 17 February, 2009 | Kurt Hofmann
    The Second Amendment, to the extent it is honored at all, has only been seen as a restraint on the federal government from enacting draconian firearm laws. State and local governments have not needed to so much as pay lip service to the Second Amendment. That, of course, was the original idea--the Bill of Rights was intended to act as a brake on federal power. With the Reconstruction Era advent of the Fourteenth Amendment, though, much of the rest of the Bill of Rights has been applied to the people's dealings with state and local governments, as well. This incorporation...
  • House shoots down federal gun controls-(State Rights vs FedS)

    02/14/2009 8:12:51 PM PST · by Flavius · 81 replies · 3,011+ views
    ap ^ | 2/14/09 | KAHRIN DEINES
    Associated Press Writer HELENA, Mont. (AP) Firearms manufactured and used in Montana would be exempt from federal regulation, under a bill the Montana House is supporting. House Bill 246 aims to circumvent federal authority over interstate commerce, which is the legal basis for most gun regulation in the United States. The bill could have the effect of releasing Montana gun owners from federal registration requirements. The measure applies to firearms, firearm accessories and ammunition that are made and sold in the state. The bill's sponsor, Republican Rep. Joel Boniek of Livingston, says his proposal is more about states' rights than...
  • OPINION: Stimulus Bill Includes Massive Money for Anti-Gun Radicals

    02/11/2009 7:57:45 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 18 replies · 978+ views
    GOA ^ | 2-4-09 | Wobbly Bob
    The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), the far left anti-gun group under investigation for voter fraud, could be eligible to receive millions, if not billions of dollars from the economic bailout bill that passed out of the House of Representatives. ACORN was an aggressive supporter of Barack Obama -- who had served as the group's legal counsel and even trained ACORN in "community organizing" -- in the presidential election. The Obama campaign even paid the group $800,000 for "voter turnout," the very activities that came under scrutiny by the FBI. In October 2008, ACORN's Las Vegas office...
  • Evil fourishes when good men do nothing.

    01/28/2009 1:21:41 PM PST · by wolfcreek · 21 replies · 1,336+ views
    Evil flourishes when good men, Do nothing. It is now closer to reality than you think. You're sound asleep when you hear a thump outside your bedroom door. Half-awake, and nearly paralyzed with fear, you hear muffled whispers. At least two people have broken into your house and are moving your way. With your heart pumping, you reach down beside your bed and pick up your shotgun. You rack a shell into the chamber, then inch toward the door and open it. In the darkness, you make out two shadows. One holds something that looks like a crowbar. When the...
  • Well Respected Law Professor Predicts that the Heller Decision will be Overturned

    01/21/2009 11:51:53 AM PST · by freedomwarrior998 · 82 replies · 5,338+ views
    John Lott's Website ^ | 1-20-2009 | John Lott
    The Law Review article can be found here. I guess that I felt that this was also likely simply because Obama won the election.
  • If You Think They Won’t Take Your Guns, Think Again!

    01/16/2009 3:20:37 AM PST · by nateriver · 7 replies · 1,363+ views
    “After Katrina, officials trampled on the Constitution and took away the ability of regular folks to defend themselves against criminals. This should be a lesson to us.”
  • A landmark attack in the annals of modern terrorism

    11/29/2008 7:24:58 AM PST · by Leisler · 35 replies · 1,146+ views
    National Post( Canada ) ^ | November 28, 2008 | John C. Thompson
    The Mumbai attacks represent a scenario that few Western police and security forces have dared envision. Fewer still have prepared for it. The basic strategy: use a large number of attackers to overwhelm a target city's ability to respond, and then suddenly switch focus to high value targets and seize hostages. The terrorists first diverted the attention of security forces through a range of incidents involving gunmen all over the city; then, as police attempted to react, they were themselves ambushed. The death of the commander of the Mumbai Counter-Terror Team and two of his principal ....
  • Council passes controversial bill on stolen guns (say they don't care that it's unconstitutional)

    11/24/2008 2:06:56 PM PST · by ellery · 102 replies · 2,976+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Nov. 24, 2008 | Rich Lord
    Pittsburgh City Council gave its first approval today to legislation requiring that anyone report a lost or stolen firearm report that within 24 hours or potentially face a $500 fine. The 6-1 vote, with two abstentions, sets up a final vote likely next week, which would send the legislation to Mayor Luke Ravenstahl for his signature or veto, and then potentially to the courts, where similar measures have been challenged. "Who really cares about it being unconstitutional?" said Councilwoman Tonya Payne, a supporter. "This is what's right to do, and if this means that we have to go out and...
  • Norfolk police clashes fires up gun rights group

    10/05/2008 5:39:06 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 11 replies · 777+ views
    Virginian Pilot ^ | Oct 5,, 2008 | Harry Minium
    Once again, members of a guns-rights advocacy group are coming to City Hall, claiming their rights have been violated by the police. The Virginia Citizens Defense League, a Northern Virginia-based group, said 100 or more of its members will descend upon Tuesday's City Council meeting to vent their displeasure, many with guns holstered to their hips. The group is upset about a police confrontation involving a member carrying a weapon openly, which is legal in Virginia. The group last came to the City Council in August 2007, when members protested the arrest of Chet Szymecki of Yorktown at Harborfest for...
  • Virginia Tech by Pierre Lemieux

    04/18/2007 9:04:57 AM PDT · by Leisler · 6 replies · 846+ views
    PierreLemieux.org ^ | April, 16, 2007 | Pierre Lemieux
    Polytechnique (Québec), Dunblane (United Kingdom), Jonesboro (Arkansas), Columbine (Colorado), Nickel Mines (Pennsylvania), Dawson College (Québec), Virginia Tech (Blacksburg) today – what do these and several other mass killings of students and children have in common? The answer is not obvious. What is obvious, though, is at least one factor they don’t have in common: the liberty to keep and bear arms. We have to look at the phenomenon with some time perspective. Mass killings were rare when guns were easily available, while they have been increasing as guns have become more controlled. In the early 20th century, guns were easily...
  • The DC Gun Ban

    03/12/2007 3:16:27 PM PDT · by KDD · 20 replies · 884+ views
    Texas Straight Talk ^ | 03/12/07 | Ron Paul
    March 12, 2007 Last Friday a federal appeals court in Washington DC issued a ruling that hopefully will result in the restoration of 2nd Amendment rights in the nation's capital. It appears the Court rejected the District of Columbia 's nonsensical argument that the 2nd Amendment confers only a "collective right," something gun control advocates have asserted for years. Of course we should not have too much faith in our federal courts to protect gun rights, considering they routinely rubber stamp egregious violations of the 1 st, 4th, and 5th Amendments, and allow Congress to legislate wildly outside the bounds...
  • Zumbo Letter to CCRKBA (Promises to become gun banners' worst nightmare)

    03/05/2007 3:25:49 PM PST · by Mini-14 · 128 replies · 2,214+ views
    The High Road ^ | February 18, 2007 | Jim Zumbo
    Mr. Alan Gottlieb, Chairman Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms 12500 N.E. Tenth Place Bellevue, WA 98005 Dear Alan: They say that hindsight is always 20-20. In my case, hindsight has been a hard teacher, like the father teaching the son a lesson about life in the wood shed. I was wrong when I recently suggested that wildlife agencies should ban semiautomatic firearms I erroneously called “assault rifles” for hunting. I insulted legions of my fellow gun owners in the process by calling them “terrorist rifles.” I can never apologize enough for having worn blinders when...
  • N. Korea's vice FM doesn't rule out possible 2nd nuke test: ABC News

    10/21/2006 12:40:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 412+ views
    Kyodo News ^ | 10/20/06
    N. Korea's vice FM doesn't rule out possible 2nd nuke test: ABC News NEW YORK, Oct. 20 KYODO North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan did not rule out the possibility of his country performing a second nuclear test, ABC News reported Friday. In an interview with the U.S. television network in Pyongyang on Friday, Kim was quoted as saying, ''I think you can closely watch what happens.'' Kim is North Korea's chief negotiator at the six-party talks on Pyongyang's nuclear program. When ABC's anchor said, ''I don't think that's an answer,'' Kim replied, ''I think that's a good...
  • Teacher caught with gun at school (Female carrying pistol for protection from ex-husband)

    10/01/2006 2:17:32 PM PDT · by Mini-14 · 133 replies · 3,088+ views
    The Olympian ^ | September 26, 2006 | Venice Buhain and Jeremy Pawloski
    LACEY - A 33-year-old teacher at Nisqually Middle School is on administrative leave after school officials discovered she brought a .38 Special handgun - along with bullets - on school grounds Thursday, according to the Thurston County Sheriff's Office.Teacher Mary Catherine Roe, who lives in Shelton, told deputies she was fearful of her husband and that he used a gun while assaulting her, according to a sheriff's report. Roe also has a domestic violence protection order against her husband, according to Mason County records. No decision was made Monday about whether Roe will face criminal charges, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Dave...
  • 41-year-old does 2nd Army stint

    08/21/2006 6:15:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 691+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Suzanne Despy is finally getting a chance to complete something she started when she was 17. The soon-to-be 41-year-old is back in the Army after the military increased the maximum enlistment age to 42. In 1983, her parents had to sign for her to join. “But not this time,” said Despy, a specialist currently assigned to Company F, 309th Military Intelligence Battalion where she is waiting to start a 20-week course to become a human intelligence collector — an interrogator. It is good her parents did not have to sign again because she joked that they probably...
  • Taliban Makes 2nd Bogus Chopper Downing Claim, Two Troops Killed

    06/25/2006 12:43:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 309+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 25, 2006 – The Taliban made another false claim of shooting down a U.S. helicopter yesterday, while two coalition troops were killed, officials reported. The Taliban claim came as at least 65 insurgents were killed during recent firefights with coalition forces in Afghanistan. The Taliban falsely told the media June 24 that a U.S. helicopter was shot down yesterday in the Tarin Kowt area of Uruzgan Province. There's no truth to this claim, U.S. officials said, noting that all coalition helicopters are accounted for. This is the second fake claim of downing a U.S. helicopter the Taliban have...
  • N.J. Scraps 2nd Slogan in Less Than Year

    05/07/2006 12:02:59 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 128 replies · 2,154+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/news/ ^ | 5 6 06 | associated press
    TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey: We're Not So Good With Slogans. The state has jettisoned "Come See For Yourself," its second attempt at a tagline in less than a year. It was the product of a statewide contest set up by then-acting Gov. Richard J. Codey last fall, after he rejected a consultant's offering: "We'll Win You Over." State tourism officials said legal issues led them to scrap the latest slogan, explaining that West Virginia and other states previously used "Come See For Yourself." "We are proceeding without the slogan. We will revisit the next steps at the end of...
  • Second grader suspended for putting pills in teacher's water

    05/04/2006 7:32:21 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 12 replies · 498+ views
    KARE11 ^ | 5-4-06 | ap
    The Minneapolis school district suspended a boy in second grade after his teacher found mysterious pills had been placed in her water bottle, the district said. School district spokesman Josh Collins said the teacher was fine. She noticed something was wrong and did not drink out of the bottle on Monday. The incident was reported to school district officials on Tuesday and the student was suspended for five days. "This type of threat is not ever tolerated," he said. Collins said the matter had been referred to the police. "At this time, we don't know what the pills were," he...
  • Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Juan M. Rubio, awarded the Silver Star Medal

    04/27/2006 4:43:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 22 replies · 1,749+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Mr. Bill W. Love
    Corpus, Christi, Texas (April 27, 2006) - Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Juan M. Rubio, of San Angelo, Texas, was awarded the Silver Star Medal for conspicuous gallantry against the enemy on Jan. 1, 2005, while serving as a Marine platoon corpsman in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Medical Corps, Commander, Navy Medicine East and Commander, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Va., Rear Adm. Thomas R. Cullison, left, made the presentation in front of the Naval Hospital on board Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. U.S. Navy photo by Mr. Bill W. Love (RELEASED)
  • HMM-774 finishes 2nd deployment in 19 months

    04/10/2006 6:31:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 474+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. James B. Hoke
    AL ASAD, Iraq (April 9, 2006) -- Brushing the grit from their faces and the sand from their eyes, the Marines with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 774 completed their second deployment to Al Asad, Iraq, April 1, and are heading home to Norfolk, Va. The Marines with HMM-774, Marine Aircraft Group 16 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, have spent the last seven months transporting Marines and cargo, providing assault support and maintaining their aircraft in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. "Our mission is to augment with the active duty forces and provide full mission capable Marine helicopter assault support in...
  • 2nd Bn., 6th Inf. Regt., boosts security in Operation Scales of Justice

    04/07/2006 7:04:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 251+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Pfc. Jason Dangel
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, April 7, 2006) – A battalion-sized task force of approximately 700 Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, is providing additional security and support in southern Baghdad. Task Force 2-6 is currently working with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, to mitigate terrorist activity as the Iraqi parliament begins selecting the new government. “We were called to Iraq to assist Multi-National Division – Baghdad, to provide support to Operation Scales of Justice here in southern Baghdad,” said Maj. Jeff Grable, executive officer, 2nd Bn., 6th Inf., 2nd BCT, 1st Ar....
  • 2nd BCT leaders meet with local sheiks, address security concerns

    04/06/2006 5:13:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 197+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Pfc. Edgar Reyes
    FOB KALSU, Iraq (Army News Service, April 6, 2006) – Iraqi police officials, local sheiks from the northern Babil province and leaders from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, discussed concerns regarding the province’s security April 1. Recent attacks have caused concerns among citizens in the province regarding its security forces. “My son was killed on Highway 8,” said a local sheik. “I do not feel like my tribe and people are safe in this province.” Brig. Gen. Qais Hamza, Babil provincial police chief, voiced his frustrations and pleaded with local sheiks to help him eliminate further violence....
  • 2nd MLG dental officer overcomes obstacles to serve

    03/31/2006 5:17:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 292+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Mar 30, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Wayne Edmiston
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (March 30, 2006) -- Many reservists volunteer to join the military knowing that at anytime they can be activated. No matter what, they are trained and ready to join the fight at a moment’s notice. For one dentist with 2nd Dental Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, joining the fight meant giving up his private dental practice, but serving a nation he felt indebted to was more important to him. Lieutenant Cmdr. Chat Pongsugree, born in Bangkok, Thailand, came to America in 1980 in search of a better future. “This country is the greatest country...
  • Troubling stint in jail sets Utahn on crusade

    03/10/2006 5:57:14 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 77 replies · 2,373+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 3/10/2006 | Glen Warchol
    BOUNTIFUL - When Gregg Revell packed his bags for a trip to Pennsylvania last April, he had no idea how far he'd be traveling. Before the week was out, the 57-year-old suburban real estate agent and grandfather would be arrested, thrown into one of the country's most notorious jails, strip searched and inoculated against his will. The soft-spoken Utah native would be on his way to becoming a poster child for the National Rifle Association in a $3 million lawsuit. During a nearly five-day stay in a Newark, N.J., jail, he would meet a terrifying side of America that most...
  • 1/6 Marine awarded 2nd Bronze Star for actions

    03/08/2006 4:58:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 309+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Lucian Friel
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Mar. 8, 2006) -- The conference room was packed with Marine leaders with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment there to witness the battalion’s operations officer receive a Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement in connection with combat operations. Maj. Paul C. Merida, from Oakland, Calif., was awarded the medal for his achievements as the battalion’s operations officer in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from February to October 2005 in the Fallujah area of Iraq. The 1994 graduate of the University of California-Davis initially planned and supervised the execution of a turnover with 3rd Battalion,...
  • 2nd Marine Division returns home

    02/28/2006 3:14:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 355+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Ryan S. Scranton
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE (Feb. 28, 2006) -- The Marines, sailors, soldiers and airmen of the 2nd Marine Division returned home today after completing a successful year-long deployment in western Iraq’s Al Anbar province. The division conducted combined counter-insurgency operations alongside its Iraqi Security Force counterparts from March 2005 to February 2006 and transferred authority of the province to the Camp Pendleton, Calif.-based I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) before returning to Camp Lejeune, N.C. The 2nd Marine Division was the ground combat element for II MEF (FWD) and was supported by 2nd Marine Logistics Group (FWD) and 2nd Marine...
  • 2nd MLG Marines are first to train Iraqi Logistics Regiment

    01/18/2006 3:29:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 361+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 18, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Wayne Edmiston
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Jan. 18, 2006) -- More than nine Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward)are members of the first Marine unit to begin training one of the two first Iraqi logistics regiments in the new Iraqi Army. This small distinguished group is called a military transition team, and is responsible for training the new soldiers and officers of the new Iraqi Army for nearly three months to prepare them for the rigors of a logistics unit in a combat environment. “We are teaching them standard convoy procedures, such as security, dispersion, security halts,” said...
  • ‘Falcon Sweep’ nets huge weapons cache

    01/13/2006 5:46:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 673+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 13, 2006 | Spc. George Welcome
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, Jan. 13, 2006) — While conducting an air-insertion mission into the village of Shakaria, Iraq, Task Force Ironhorse Soldiers killed several insurgents, detained one and discovered a significant weapons cache Jan. 11. As part of Operation Falcon Sweep, Black Hawk helicopters landed near Shakaria Wednesday morning and Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment swept the village to identify terrorists. The 2-502nd Soldiers received small arms and indirect fire from insurgent forces at approximately 10:45 a.m. The Soldiers returned fire, killing six terrorists and wounding one other. Following the firefight, Soldiers discovered two dead insurgents...
  • Penn & Teller... Pro-Gun?????

    01/07/2006 1:42:45 AM PST · by Bender2 · 72 replies · 5,506+ views
    Up late I was surfing the channels and came upon Penn & Teller's Showtime program "Bulls*#@!" as they say... I have never been a big fan of Penn nor Teller, but they had the Second Amendment and were discussing it. Well, you could have slapped me to 4th Street! Penn & Teller were for the Second Amendment! And they did one of the best jobs I've ever seen of pulling the teeth from that famous liberal chant: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state" means only the state has the right to bear arms...
  • 'Patriot' gains U.S. citizenship in Iraq

    12/30/2005 5:03:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 611+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 30, 2005 | Cpl. Micah Snead
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Dec. 30, 2005) -- On Sept. 11, 2001, a young Trinidad native who relocated to New York with his family three years earlier was sitting in a U.S. Military Entrance Processing Station, waiting to take his first steps toward his future as a Marine. The terrorist attacks that day delayed his trip to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., but steeled his resolve to become a Marine. "It was like watching something from a movie," said Sgt. Andre G. Joseph, a personnel administration chief with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26. "I was upset about it, especially...
  • 2nd MLG celebrates religious diversity during holiday season

    12/28/2005 5:23:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 471+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 28, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Wayne Edmiston
    CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq (Dec. 28, 2005) -- December is a month of celebration for multiple faiths, making the holiday season an extra busy time for chaplains in Iraq. Between Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the Islamic Hajj, Navy Capt. Vince Arnold, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward) group chaplain, knows the importance of providing for all service members, regardless of religious preferences. “This time of a year the three main religious groups being Judaism, Christianity and Islam, trace back their genealogy to one person: Abraham,” The Newport, N.C. native said. “It’s interesting that we are in Iraq during this season because this...
  • FEMA Reverses No Guns Policy Following SAF Whistleblowing [2nd Amendment Foundation]

    12/19/2005 6:31:21 AM PST · by John Filson · 2 replies · 773+ views
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today reversed a policy of prohibiting firearm possession in emergency evacuee trailer parks – so-called “FEMA villages” – and other temporary housing provided by the agency. The reversal followed complaints by the Second Amendment Foundation that the original policy violated the Second Amendment civil rights of evacuees and that it was discriminatory as well. “Victims of natural disasters should not be victimized a second time by FEMA or other relief agencies,” noted Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation. “A citizen doesn’t give up his or her civil rights simply because a disaster...
  • 2nd MAW Marines play vital role during Iraqi Constitution referendum

    10/18/2005 8:39:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 442+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 18, 2005 | Cpl. Cullen J. Tiernan
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Oct. 18, 2005 ) -- Marines from throughout 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) put their regularly duties on hold and took an active role in safely transporting Iraqi poll workers during the Iraqi Constitution referendum. Operation Liberty Express ended Oct. 18, as the successful Iraqi poll workers and the cast ballots flew out of Al Asad, Iraq, and into history. The Marines, who spent days and nights making sure the vote was able to happen safely were finally able to get some rest. “First couple of nights we worked for 18 straight hours,” said Staff Sgt. William...
  • Sailor Volunteers for 2nd Tour in Iraq

    10/12/2005 6:40:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 358+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Oct 12, 2005 | Cpl. Ruben D. Maestre
    U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class John Ung Sailor Volunteers for 2nd Tour in Iraq By Cpl. Ruben D. Maestre II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq, Oct. 12, 2005 — Originally a refugee from Vietnam, the U.S. sailor wanted to give back to his adopted country and he did it by volunteering to serve in Iraq, alongside Marines. Petty Officer 3rd Class John Ung joined the Navy to thank his new country, the United States. “A lot of people don't understand why I joined,” said the resident of Rosemead, Calif. “This is my debt of gratitude for...
  • Store guns in central depot (Toronto proposal)

    08/16/2005 11:36:56 AM PDT · by neverdem · 64 replies · 1,514+ views
    The National Post ^ | August 16, 2005 | James Cowan
    mayor: No reason to have a firearm at home, Miller says Gun owners in Toronto may soon be prohibited from keeping their firearms at home even if they are properly licensed and registered, Mayor David Miller said yesterday. "There's no reason to own a gun in Toronto -- collector or not. If you are a collector and you have a permit, the guns need to be stored in a way that they can't be stolen. And perhaps a centralized facility of some kind could accomplish that goal," Mr. Miller told the National Post. "The law requires gun owners to have...
  • 1962 Sunday Missal Mass Readings/Second Sunday After Pentecost

    05/28/2005 9:25:49 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 11 replies · 438+ views
    Angelqueen.org ^ | May 29, 2005 | The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit
    1962 Sunday Missal Mass Readings/Propers for the Second Sunday After Pentecost   Colors:  White   INTROIT  Psalms 17: 19, 20The Lord became my protector, and He brought me forth into a large place: He saved me, because He was well pleased with me. -- (Ps. 17. 2, 3). I will love Thee, O Lord my strength: the Lord is my firmament, and my refuge, and my deliverer. V.: Glory be to the Father . . . -- The Lord became my protector . . .   COLLECT - Make us, O Lord, to have both a perpetual fear and...
  • AmSouth refuses Handgun Carry Permit as ID

    03/21/2005 4:32:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 39 replies · 1,355+ views
    Discussion on FreeRepublic | 18 March | Emmett McCarthy
    The following is a report from Emmett McCarthy about a bank, AmSouth, refusing to accept the Handgun Carry Permit as a form of identification, even though they accept other forms of government ID. I was on my way to renew my drivers' license and had a $100 check in my wallet from a customer. It was not written on my bank, but on another bank (AmSouth) which has a branch inside my local grocery store. I decided to just cash it there instead of going to my own bank. I stood in line, presented the check, thumbprinted it and gave...
  • Report from Anti-gun conference in Phoenix

    02/23/2005 4:43:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies · 2,396+ views
    AZRKBA | Jan 19-24 | Rick DeStephens
    The following is original reporting on the Anti-Gun panel held at St. Joseph Hospital in Phoenix, AZ on January 18, 2005. It was reported in four segments by Rick DeStephens to AZRKBA. It is fairly long, but offers insight into the anti-freedom types thoughts, or lack thereof. I'd heard that there was going to be a gun-grabber festival at St. Joseph Hospital some time ago. It was said that this was a follow-up to the gun-grabber fest held at the Burton Barr Library a few years ago, which featured an attendance by then Arizona Attorney General Janet Napolitano. Janet didn't...
  • Bush Turns Attention to Daunting 2nd Term (Holy end of tyranny, BATMAN!)

    01/21/2005 8:45:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies · 306+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/21/05 | TERENCE HUNT
    Bush Turns Attention to Daunting 2nd Term 2 hours, 18 minutes ago By TERENCE HUNT, AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON - President Bush turned from inaugural pageantry to a daunting second-term agenda Friday while his administration scrambled to explain his newly declared goal of ending tyranny around the world. The president's expansive pledge, the major theme of his inaugural address, raised questions about whether Bush intended to apply new standards to allies or partners that are not ideal democracies, or aren't democracies at all. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, China and other countries fit that description. Bush "made clear it was not...
  • Stop Arlen Specter from Blocking Conservative Pro-gun Judges (Gunowners of America E-mail Alert)

    11/09/2004 9:16:45 AM PST · by Mini-14 · 5 replies · 1,436+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | November 9, 2004 | N/A
    Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151 Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408 http://www.gunowners.org Tuesday, November 9, 2004 You would have thought John Kerry had won an astounding Electoral College victory, rather than George W. Bush. But, within 24 hours after the presidential results were in, there was the Senate Judiciary Committee heir-apparent, Pennsylvania liberal Republican Arlen Specter, warning Bush not to make conservative nominations to the U.S. Supreme court. The “code words” used by Specter centered around abortion, but the message was clear: “No pro-gun conservatives need apply.” Said Specter: “That is my...
  • Court rules on gun laws: Denver retains some of its strict firearms limits

    11/06/2004 11:20:50 AM PST · by Mini-14 · 27 replies · 1,673+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | November 6, 2004 | April Washington
    Colorado's new gun law suffered a blow Friday as a Denver District Court judge upheld the city's right to enforce some of its stricter firearm ordinances. The decision could bring an end to a yearlong court fight waged by Denver to retain its home-rule authority to regulate firearms and weapons - unless state officials decide to appeal. "On the major issues, we see the ruling as a significant win for Denver, and we see it as significant win on the principle of home rule," said Assistant City Attorney David Broadwell. "We're still able to enforce our ordinance, and we are...
  • New Documentary. A MUST SEE if you want the TRUTH about IRAQ

    10/16/2004 3:05:18 PM PDT · by THE TRUTH MUST BE TOLD · 6 replies · 942+ views
    TV NEWS AND THE Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10-15-04 | Alan Gluck
    WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION FOUND !!! http://www.wmddvd.com L.A.'s Conservative Liberty Film Festival Sells Out Screenings .... Just to let all the conservatives in Hollywood know, there is an AWESOME film festival in Los Angeles this weekend.... HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- LA's first conservative film festival, the Liberty Film Festival, is already selling out as audiences respond enthusiastically to the festival's groundbreaking slate of new conservative films. The West Coast Premiere of Larry Elder's film "Michael and Me" is totally sold out, as are all full passes to the festival. ..... ...Other hot festival screenings among the 20 films...
  • School Board Bans Yearbook Photo Of Student Posing With Shotgun

    10/13/2004 6:40:28 AM PDT · by jdm · 34 replies · 1,027+ views
    WFTV ^ | October 13, 2004
    LONDONDERRY, N.H. -- The school board has voted to ban a photo of a student from the senior section of his high school yearbook because he is posed with a shotgun. Londonderry, N.H. senior Blake Douglass posed with his shotgun in this photo he submitted for his high school yearbook photo released by his attorney Penny Dean. But Tuesday's unanimous vote also backed a compromise: Blake Douglass can have the photo published in a "community sports" section, and a new photo -- without the gun but featuring other elements of skeet and trap shooting -- can appear in the seniors'...
  • Shotgun Incident Worsens for Kerry

    09/20/2004 5:27:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 113 replies · 6,006+ views
    Gunlaws.com ^ | 18 September, 2004 | Alan Korwin
    Shotgun Incident Worsens for Kerry New legal research by gun-law expert Alan Korwin indicates that merely accepting a gift shotgun from a private party out of his home state would be a five-year federal felony for Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, the Democratic candidate for President [see United States Code, section 922(a)(9)]. Giving him the gun would also be a felony [922(a)(5)]. National news reports picture Kerry proudly holding the gift in Racine, West Virginia, during a Labor Day celebration. Bringing the gun back to his home state would be an additional five-year federal felony, under the massive and bewildering federal...
  • The NRA And Political Weasels (Ken Schram supports the AWB and the second ammendment?)

    09/09/2004 10:26:29 PM PDT · by risk · 77 replies · 1,086+ views
    komotv.com ^ | September 9, 2004 | Ken Schram
    Ken Schram's Commentary: The NRA And Political Weasels September 9, 2004 By Ken Schram SEATTLE - Face it, if the NRA had its way, people would be able to own machine guns. And the more fanatical NRA members would be yammering about how the 2nd Amendment allows it. At the moment however, all the NRA can do is kill an assault weapons ban that a vast majority of Americans think is necessary and worthwhile. In fact, most congressional Republicans and Democrats also believe the weapons ban should be extended, but they're political weasels. They've allowed the NRA to intimidate them...
  • Republicans solicit contributions for RINOS from gun owners

    07/17/2004 2:46:20 PM PDT · by Mini-14 · 4 replies · 402+ views
    Letter from Gun Owners Task Force | July 2004 | Tom DeLay
    Dear Fellow American,When your best friend asks for your support, you don't hesitate to help -- Do you?Well, I'm writing to you on behalf of American gun owners' best, most dependable friend in Washington, D.C.  -- The Republican Majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.We urgently need your help during this critical election year.Since winning control of the House in 1994, Republicans have steadfastly protected your Right to Keep and Bear Arms, blocking passage of any and all federal legislation to restrict your Second Amendment rights or ban your guns.GUN OWNERS KNOW WHICH PARTY IS ON THEIR SIDE IN CONGRESS...
  • Some gun rights advocates steaming about [Kerry] visit.

    07/09/2004 7:31:14 AM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 44 replies · 1,676+ views
    Some gun rights advocates steaming about visit By RANDY ERICKSON/Editor Gun rights advocates from all over the country are up in arms over what they consider a betrayal of their cause by the Gunslick Trap Club. In the wake of Saturday's visit by Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, letters from as far as Michigan, Missouri and Wyoming were submitted to this newspaper criticizing the club. The writers maintain the Gunslick Trap Club was duped into helping Kerry project a pro-gun image, even though he has a history of supporting what they consider infringements on gun rights. "John Kerry is an...
  • U.S. House passes "cops-only" national conceal carry law

    06/24/2004 10:19:15 AM PDT · by Mini-14 · 45 replies · 2,461+ views
    U.S. Congressional website ^ | June 23, 2004 | Rep Cunningham, Randy (Duke)
    There are 2 other versions of this bill.   GPO's PDF Display Congressional Record References Bill Summary & Status Printer Friendly Display - 8,332 bytes.[Help] Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 (Engrossed as Agreed to or Passed by House) 108th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 218AN ACTTo amend title 18, United States Code, to exempt qualified current and former law enforcement officers from State laws prohibiting the carrying of concealed handguns. HR 218 EH 108th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 218 AN ACT To amend title 18, United States Code, to exempt qualified current and former law enforcement officers...
  • SAF Wins at U Nevada-Reno

    06/20/2004 9:09:57 PM PDT · by Chills KmK · 12 replies · 170+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 6/10/2004 | Jim Brown
    A conservative student at the University of Nevada in Reno has successfully contested a discriminatory grade he received for supporting the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In her advanced Organizational Behavior class, Professor Linda Barrenchea had asked students to argue the gun control issue using the utilitarian approach to moral reasoning. Jeremy Rosenstengel and several classmates took a pro-Second Amendment approach to the assignment and argued against gun control, and because of that, received lower grades than classmates who argued for gun control. The former University of Nevada student, who now has his bachelor's degree, contends that the professor...
  • Man Wins 2nd $1 Million Scratch-Off Game

    05/08/2004 7:15:39 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 16 replies · 704+ views
    aolnews.com ^ | 5.7.04 | aolnews
    DEXTER, Mich. (May 7) - Russell Tanner better stay inside during a thunderstorm, because if somebody has a chance of being struck by lightning, it's him. The 78-year-old Dexter resident won his second $1 million scratch-off lottery game last week - the only known two-time winner of the game in Michigan. The retired custodian and factory worker who still lived in a manufactured home following his June 2002 winning ticket, said he was stunned to win again. "I couldn't believe that I could be so blessed. It just feels great to win," he said. The odds to win the game...