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  • CNN Lets Dem Guest Misinform on New Gun Law Push

    02/16/2019 12:40:08 PM PST · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 2/16/2019 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's New Day show, CNN co-host John Berman allowed Georgia Democratic Congresswoman Lucy McBath to mislead viewers on a proposed new gun law being considered in Congress as she claimed it would require background checks when purchasing from "licensed" gun dealers. In reality, licensed gun dealers are already required to conduct background checks, and the purpose of the new law is to require private sellers who are unlicensed to also conduct such checks. Berman also brought up the issue of President Donald Trump declaring a national emergency to justify building more border security barriers than Congress will authorize as...
  • EDITORIAL: America’s real national emergency: Mass shootings (beyond barf alert)

    02/16/2019 11:55:50 AM PST · by rellimpank · 33 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 15 feb 2019
    On the very day President Donald Trump declared a national emergency that is nothing but a lie, a horrifically real national emergency played out in Aurora. Just hours after Trump declared a national emergency on Friday so as to defy the will of Congress and spend billions of dollars on a wall along the southern border, a shooter in Aurora killed five people and injured five police officers. The shooter, Gary Martin, 45, reportedly was killed by the police. EDITORIAL We had intended to write about Trump’s fake emergency today. That was our plan. We thought we would make the...
  • Background Checks Are...Wrong

    02/16/2019 10:53:24 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 2/16/2019 | alan korwin
    If you’re terrified of guns, or if you want all power to collect and reside in the hands of “the authorities,” then background checks are not the wrong thing. Background checks are a tool for control over the population. But they don’t control crime. They don’t even address crime. Democrats know this, or should. These checks are something the organizers of this free country could not even imagine, much less sanction. Your acquisition of power (firearms) is supposed to stand totally apart from government reach. But that’s philosophical, too deep for many modern citizens. It’s hopelessly arcane for typical public...
  • Gun Control

    02/16/2019 1:57:51 PM PST · by markearl · 27 replies
    5/6/2018 | Mark Randall
    Gun Control To all those gun control folks out there, please stop trying to tell us that you don't want a ban on ALL guns. We know that’s a lie. The goal has always been the complete prohibition of private ownership of firearms and everybody knows it. You can deny this, But You are either lying to yourself, or everyone else. You have been working incrementally for the last 50 years, slowly but surely passing laws and regulations that are designed to do nothing less that remove all of those DANGEROUS guns. ZIP guns, Saturday night specials, large capacity magazines,...
  • Illinois Shooting Occurred in Gun-Free Zone

    02/16/2019 1:33:25 PM PST · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 2/15/2019 | AWR Hawkins
    The February 15, 2019, shooting at Henry Pratt Company (HPC) occurred even though HPC is a gun-free zone. Crime Prevention Research Center reported, “This attempted mass public shooting occurred in yet another gun-free zone. 98% of mass public shootings since 1950 have taken place in areas where people can’t defend themselves.” Georgia Carry also posted a photo of a sign indicating no guns allowed on HPC’s front door to its Instagram account.
  • Mass Murderer in Aurora Illinois was Prohibited Possessor

    02/16/2019 1:31:49 PM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 February, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The Aurora murderer at the Henry Pratt Co. valve manufacturing plant in Illinois was a prohibited possessor of firearms. He had been convicted of aggravated assault in Mississippi in 1995, for stabbing a woman. He was about 22 years old at the time. Characters are pretty well formed by the time you are 22. The murderer had been arrested six times in Aurora for traffic and domestic battery incidents, the last in 2008. He was arrested in 2017, in Oswego, Illinois, for disorderly conduct and property damage.  No convictions were listed during this period. He originally passed a background...
  • Man killed 5 in Illinois after gun background check missed felony conviction, police say

    02/16/2019 12:09:35 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    Police say the fired worker who killed five people at a manufacturing warehouse in Aurora, Ill., on Friday was able to buy the gun he used because an initial background check didn't catch that he had a prior felony conviction in Mississippi. Aurora Police Chief Kristin Ziman said Saturday that 45-year-old Gary Martin was issued a firearm owner's identification card in January 2014 after he passed the initial background check. She said he bought the Smith & Wesson .40-caliber handgun on March 11, 2014, and that his 1995 felony conviction for aggravated assault in Mississippi wasn't flagged until he applied...
  • If gun control...doesn't work, why is gun crime so low in other developed nations with these laws?

    02/15/2019 6:04:21 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 46 replies ^ | Jon Davis Jon Davis, Marine Corps weapons instructor
    Let me show you the magic graph that tells you everything. It’s got all the cool stuff; it tells the future, tells the past, tells your strengths, burdens, who's gonna be rich, who's gonna be overworked, the cause of the Healthcare crisis, the cause of every major financial collapse, and yes, even gun violence.This is a population distribution map of the United States. It tells approximately how many people we have at every age range. Who cares? Why is this so important to understand gun violence? Simple answer: Because people at different ages act differently.A few examples, young adults are...
  • Gun-control lawyer recommends breaking federal law

    02/15/2019 3:57:58 PM PST · by rellimpank · 30 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 15 few 2019 | Victor Joecks
    --(snip) "The proposal, Senate Bill 143, exempts some exchanges, including ones that occur between immediate family members. That includes spouses, parents and children, but not in-laws. Assemblywoman Jill Tolles, R-Reno, shared that she bought her first firearm from her sister-in-law and previously received hunting rifles from her father-in-law. Tolles asked if those transfers would now result in a gross misdemeanor. “In those instances, the simplest solution would probably be for your spouse or your sibling, if they took possession of the gun and then gave the gun to you,” Rosen said. That’s a logical solution with one small problem. That...
  • EXCLUSIVE: College Bars Young Americans for Freedom Chapter From Displaying a Pro-2A Flag

    02/15/2019 11:35:01 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies ^ | February 15, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Students at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California are having their First Amendment rights trampled on by school administrators. Students from OCC's Young Americans for Freedom chapter on Wednesday were tabling during a student recruitment fair. The goal was simple: to attract new members to the conservative student organization. Part of the students' booth display included a pro-Second Amendment flag that said "Don't Tread On Me" and "2nd Amendment Since 1789." But because two silhouettes of rifles appeared on the flag, administrators approached the students during the recruitment fair and demanded it be taken down. According to the...
  • (NPR) Poll: A Year After Parkland, Urgency For New Gun Restrictions Declines

    02/14/2019 5:15:37 AM PST · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    NPR ^ | February 14, 2019 | Domenico Montanaro
    One year after the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., the urgency for new gun restrictions has declined, but roughly half the country is concerned a mass shooting could happen at a school in their community, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds. In the immediate aftermath of the mass shooting that killed 17 people on Valentine's Day, 71 percent of Americans said laws covering the sale of firearms should be stricter. Now, it's 51 percent. When it comes to whether stricter gun legislation should be an immediate priority for Congress, 42 percent say it should...
  • WA State AG to Sheriffs: Put Your Political Views Aside And Enforce Our Gun Control Law...Or Else

    02/13/2019 3:58:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 84 replies ^ | February 13, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Washington State has been the battleground over gun control, especially over the last year. Back in November, 60 percent of voters passed I-1639 , a ballot initiative that: • Raised the age someone can purchase a rifle to 21. • Created an "enhanced background check system similar to what is used for handguns." • Required a person to complete a firearms safety training course. • Created a common stand for secure gun storage. Sheriffs across the state refused to enforce the law, saying they believe it violates residents' Second Amendment rights. Spokane Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich even received death threats over...
  • Los Angeles passes law requiring companies that want city contracts to disclose NRA ties

    02/12/2019 5:15:14 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/12/19 | Brett Samuels
    The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to pass a law that requires companies seeking contracts with the city to disclose any ties to the National Rifle Association (NRA). The Los Angeles Times reported that council member Mitch O'Farrell crafted the ordinance in response to the wave of mass shootings in the U.S. The councilman described the NRA as a "roadblock" to gun law reforms. The measure passed on Tuesday with a 14-0 vote. Attorneys for the NRA have threatened to sue over the ordinance, the Times reported. One lawyer for the organization told the news outlet that the...
  • Brady, Not Bloomberg in the Urinals at Shot Show, 2019, Las Vegas

    02/01/2019 5:25:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    -Most Second Amendment supporters will remember that before Billionaire Michael Bloomberg started throwing tens of millions of dollars to subvert the Second Amendment. The primary pusher of Second Amendment infringements was the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. That is why it seems ironic that the urinals at the Shot Show all had “Brady” urinal mats in the bottom. It is just an unfortunate coincidence that a unrelated company, Brady Industries, produces the mats and many other cleaning supplies for the Western United States. From Brady Industries is the premier cleaning solutions provider throughout the Western United States....
  • House Dems will not strip Omar of her committee assignments: report

    02/11/2019 5:42:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2019 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    House Democrats reportedly will not strip Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) of her committee assignments after she apologized for tweets suggesting that American lawmakers were motivated to defend Israel by money. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told Roll Call that "of course" Democrats would not strip Omar of committee assignments like Republicans did to Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa.) after he questioned how terms like "white supremacy" became offensive. “I don’t think she’s anti-Semitic,” Hoyer reportedly said. “She did apologize. The key will be that when we make a mistake like that, conscious or unconscious, that we don’t repeat it. That...
  • Growing Number of Schools Arming Themselves With Defense Budgets, Including Armed Teachers

    02/11/2019 3:54:04 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 11 FEB 2019 | Steve Miller
    The Chippewa Valley school district in suburban Detroit didn’t retreat in 2017 after voters overwhelmingly defeated its proposal to borrow $90 million for spending pitched as “protecting the community’s investment in our schools.” Instead it rebranded the package as if lives were on the line – as an effort to literally protect students. Last year, voters approved the bond proposal with the campaign tag line “safe schools, strong schools” emphasizing the need for new security funding. School districts around the nation have found that security sells in the year since a troubled student killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas...
  • Violent Video Game Tax Proposed In Pennsylvania

    02/06/2019 8:04:46 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 25 replies
    Gamespot ^ | 2-6-2019 | Eddie Makuch
    Lawmakers from Pennsylvania have put forth a bill that proposes a 10% excise tax on violent video games. House Bill 109 seeks to impose the so-called "sin tax" on games sold at retail that are rated by the ESRB as M for Mature or Adults-Only. The money would go into a fund called the "Digital Protection for School Safety Account" that aims to enhance security measures at schools in the wake of the school shootings in Parkland, Florida and Newtown, Connecticut. State representative Chris Quinn, a republican, initially put forth the bill in 2018, but it never made it out...
  • Smith & Wesson Rejects Push by Anti-Second Amendment Shareholders

    02/10/2019 8:03:49 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10:26 PM 02/10/2019 | Derek Hunter
    The latest strategy of gun control activists is to force gun manufacturers “to consider their social impact” by buying stock in those companies and mobilizing shareholders to demand they study the concept. The group called Adrian Dominican Sisters, led by a nun named Sister Judy Byron, is part of the Northwest Coalition for Responsible Investments, an anti-Second Amendment activist group. Their latest target was American Outdoor Brands Corporation (AOBC), which owns Smith & Wesson. The company was forced to do a study, which was released late Friday, but the results likely won’t make the nuns happy. In their report, AOBC...
  • Attention teens: YOUR texting and driving kills 269 times as many people as school shootings!

    03/25/2018 6:54:53 AM PDT · by grundle · 31 replies
    wordpress ^ | March 25, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Attention teen protestors: YOUR texting and driving kills 269 times as many people as school shootings! Wikipedia has this comprehensive, well documented article called “List of school shootings in the United States.”School shootings are so rare and infrequent that it wouldn’t be good to just look at any one year, so I’m going to look at all the school shootings from January 1, 1999 (the year of the Columbine massacre, which is often cited as the beginning of the “modern” era of school shootings) and go up until March 20, 2018, which is the most recent school shooting (Great Mills, Maryland)...
  • 6 Reasons Why The AR-15 Is Actually Ideal For Self-Defense

    03/24/2018 12:54:25 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 55 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 22 Mar, 2018 | Tom Knighton
    The AR-15 may well be the most vilified rifle in existence at the moment, possibly even more so than the Soviet-designed AK-47. This is especially true following several incidents where bad people did bad things with the rifle in question. As per usual following such incidents, politicians begin clamoring for the rifle to be banned. They use all kinds of rhetoric to paint the firearm as some kind of evil murder-death-kill machine that serves no other purpose except to end lives. This usually comes from the same people who claim that the most recent gunman, armed with a Glock, didn’t...