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  • States Seek to Pass Bills Cracking Down on Fake Firearms

    05/03/2008 9:56:18 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 24 replies · 69+ views ^ | Saturday, May 03, 2008 | Associated Press
    Concerns that realistic-looking toy weapons are confusing police and threatening safety have led 15 states to try going beyond gun control and cracking down on fake firearms. ... Lawmakers across the country are coming to a different conclusion, deciding that it is so hard to differentiate the toys from the fakes that public safety demands they take action. ...from prohibiting imitation firearms in vehicles to banning the toys from convenience stores.
  • Candidates' gun control positions may figure in Pa. vote

    04/02/2008 4:59:19 AM PDT · by Deaner59 · 7 replies · 141+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | April 2, 2008 | Mike Wereschagin and David M. Brown
    Chad Ramsey likes what he sees. That worries Kim Stolfer. Ramsey, the associate director of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, says each of the three presidential candidates has, to some degree, supported the center's efforts to regulate the gun trade. That hasn't been the case in an election year for a long time. Stolfer says gun rights advocates such as himself shouldn't seriously consider Democratic Sens. Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, but added he has concerns about Republican Sen. John McCain.
  • Gun range owner says he's unfairly targeted

    12/29/2007 6:21:43 AM PST · by GulfBreeze · 54 replies · 966+ views
    The Galveston County Daily News ^ | December 27, 2007 | Sara McDonald
    Gun range owner says he's unfairly targeted By Sara McDonald The Daily News Published December 27, 2007 LEAGUE CITY — Records show that top city officials spent at least seven months discussing how to shut down a gun range, a move range owner Ernest Randall says is aimed at helping a developer build homes in the area. City Attorney Dick Gregg’s billing records show he participated in a series of meetings about how to “characterize a gun range as a nuisance and ultimately have it removed.” The legal fees cost taxpayers more than $6,000 from May to November. Involved...
  • The Veterans Disarmament Act -HR 2640, section 102 (1)©(iv)HAS "PASSED" IN THE HOUSE

    10/11/2007 5:20:46 PM PDT · by Vets_Husband_and_Wife · 163 replies · 2,758+ views
    Congress ^ | Sept. 2007 | Bill in Congress HR 2640, section 102, (1)©(iv)
    Here is a copy of the first article I read, but I will address what I found out from Senators Boxers office and Sen. Fienstiens office today (10/11/07). I know this has been posted here before, BUT, it has now PASSED in Congress! Read on: Veterans Disarmament Act To Bar Vets From Owning Guns Larry Pratt Sunday September 23, 2007 Hundreds of thousands of veterans -- from Vietnam through Operation Iraqi Freedom -- are at risk of being banned from buying firearms if legislation that is pending in Congress gets enacted. How? The Veterans Disarmament Act -- which has already...
  • 2 U students robbed at gunpoint (MN)

    10/11/2007 4:45:08 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 26 replies · 383+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 10/11/07 | Tim Harlow
    Two University of Minnesota students lost wallets, cash and cell phones, but otherwise were unhurt when they were robbed at gunpoint on campus Wednesday night, police said. The students were outside University Village at 2601 University Av. SE. when two men approached them at 11:45 p.m. The robbers fired one gun shot as they fled the scene in a light colored, possibly a silver or gold, sedan, said Lt. Chuck Miner. The victims described the suspects as East African or Somali men. One was a thin build, wearing a dark blue or black sweat shirt, dark jeans and a Minnesota...
  • NRA convention draws a big crowd

    04/14/2007 5:09:41 AM PDT · by mmanager · 17 replies · 1,008+ views
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH ^ | 04/14/2007 | By Kim Bell
    ST. LOUIS — As Doris Hasler pushed her toddler's stroller through the convention hall, she eyed a glistening .50-caliber rifle on the counter and couldn't resist. It's just like the one her older son uses, mounted to his Army tank in Fort Hood, Texas. She hoisted the $8,000 weapon — all 30 pounds of it — while her husband snapped a photo. "Think I can take it home?" joked Hasler, of Highland, Ind. Advertisement The picture is all she gets, because the weaponry inside America's Center this weekend is for display only. Firearms enthusiasts of all kinds are gathering for...
  • Militia Leader Put Government On Notice Years Ago

    01/08/2007 8:44:17 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 18 replies · 914+ views
    Northwest Arkansas Online ^ | 1/6/07 | Ron Wood
    FAYETTEVILLE -- Hollis Wayne Fincher had been sparring with the federal government for several years before his arrest in November on charges he possessed illegal machine guns. Fincher said in a March interview with The Morning News he believes Americans should proudly uphold the right to bear arms, stand up for land rights and not always accept the federal government as the supreme law of the land. Fincher's arrest was the result of what federal agents said was an eight-month investigation. Federal agents said they started investigating the militia after a report and photographs about the group appeared in The...
  • U.S. Muslim Writer Agitates for Citizens to Disarm -- JPFO Fires Back

    01/10/2007 8:24:49 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 127 replies · 2,628+ views
    JPFO ^ | 1/8/07 | The Liberty Crew
    Another “think tank,” this one called the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), has come out for total civilian disarmament and repeal of the Second Amendment. What’s new about that? ISPU is openly pro-Muslim, and the ISPU writer is a criminal defense attorney who argues for repealing parts of the Bill of Rights. You can read the whole article, entitled “In the Fight Against Terrorism, Some Rights Must Be Repealed,” by Junaid Afeef, on the ISPU website: A JPFO supporter sent us the link, and we did read the article, looking for: a. Inaccurate “facts” b. Missing data...

    09/30/2006 11:24:50 PM PDT · by dbandit · 23 replies · 928+ views
    CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE UPDATE ^ | 6/29/06 | NRA Member's Councils of California
    AB2714 (TORRICO) INTERNET/MAIL ORDER AMMUNITION SALES ID REQUIREMENT This bill would provide that no ammunition or reloaded ammunition could be delivered via the INTERNET/Mail order pursuant to a retail transaction unless the purchaser personally presents clear evidence of his or her identity and age to the seller of the ammunition. This bill also repeals a provision of current state preemption law that restricts local governments from regulating the sale of ammunition. SB 59 (LOWENTHAL) HANDGUN LOSS OR THEFT REPORTING This bill would make it an infraction for any person whose handgun is stolen or irretrievably lost to fail, within...
  • House OKs deadly force in public (NH)

    04/27/2006 10:56:50 AM PDT · by Living Free in NH · 57 replies · 1,028+ views
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | April 27, 2006 | Kevin Landrigan
    CONCORD – The gun owners lobby scored a surprising reversal Wednesday, winning final approval of a bill that lets anyone use deadly force when attacked in public – even if retreating from an attacker is an option. Under current law, deadly force can be used only if people are threatened in their home, or if in public they are the target of a deadly attack, a kidnapping or attempted rape. In other situations, retreat is required. After a campaign by gun rights groups, House membersWednesday embraced expanding the deadly force law, on a vote of 193-134. Only five weeks ago,...
  • MILITIA, mil ish' ah

    01/12/2006 12:43:17 PM PST · by TC Rider · 14 replies · 329+ views
    The World Book Encyclopedia | 1930 | Unsigned
    MILITIA, mil ish' ah. In its most common application, this term refers to a body of armed citizens. The militia of the United States is made up of all able-bodied male citizens, and all other able-bodied males who have declared their intention of decoming (sic) citizens, who are not under eighteen or over forty-five years of age. All such persons are liable to conscription in time of war, with the exception of certain Federal and state officials, workmen in armories, arsenals, etc., and members of specified religious sects. The militia is subdivided into the National Guard, the naval militia, and...
  • (VANITY) What is the best gun for a beginner?

    11/14/2005 12:10:39 PM PST · by Minus_The_Bear · 200 replies · 16,860+ views
    I've grown up in Oklahoma and went through Boy Scouts (am an Eagle Scout) learning to shoot various types of firearms but haven't even touched one in 5+ years. Now that I'm about to leave college I'm thinking of getting a firearm of some kinda but don't know where to start. What should I be looking at and why?

    11/09/2005 7:05:42 AM PST · by libertarianPA · 87 replies · 2,780+ views ^ | 11/9/05 | Neal Boortz
    The voters of San Francisco, that's who. By a 58% to 42% margin they voted to make the ownership of a handgun illegal in San Francisco, and to require that every resident of San Francisco who owns a handgun to turn it in to the government by April 1st. April 1st, by the way, is more commonly known as "April Fool's Day." Even voters in San Francisco should be bright enough to figure out that law-abiding citizens will be the ones to turn over their guns, while the lawless, the criminal element, will not. The number of guns in the...
  • Are Doctors More Dangerous Than Guns? (vanity)

    08/02/2005 9:04:43 AM PDT · by Allosaurs_r_us · 3 replies · 478+ views
    Aug 2, 2005 | unknown
    o                                             Doctors: (A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.(C) Accidental deaths per physicianis 0.171.Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of Health Human Services.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Now think about this:Guns:(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S.is80,000,000. (Yes, that's 80 million..)>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups,is1,500. (C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .000188.Statistics courtesy of FBI>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>So, statistically, doctors are approximately9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Remember, "Guns don't kill people, doctors do.">>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN,BUT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT...
  • George Soros Wants Your Gun

    07/12/2005 1:25:19 PM PDT · by white trash redneck · 73 replies · 1,578+ views
    Red State ^ | 12 jul 05 | erick erickson
    Make no mistake about it, George Soros wants your gun. In addition to funding political organizations to attack George Bush and the Republicans, Soros is also one of the leading backers of International Action Network on Small Arms ("IANSA"), a well funded lefty group dedicated to keeping you from your guns. Right now the UN is meeting in New York to discuss small arms and IANSA is there to push for "an international, legally-binding Arms Trade Treaty" that would limit your 2nd Amendment rights. One of the points IANSA stretches to make is that "gun violence is undermining the...
  • Minutemen and Police Attacked by Illegal Alien Activists

    05/26/2005 10:31:29 AM PDT · by American Cabalist · 40 replies · 1,473+ views
    HE!D! says... ^ | 5/26/05 | American Cabalist
    Last night, Minutemen supporters gathered privately at the Women's Civic Club of Garden Grove (in O.C.) to hear a discussion lead by James Gilchrist, the founder of the Minutemen Project. About 300 protestors, charging that the Minutemen are a racist group, gathered outside to protest the meeting. When the Minutemen supporters tried to leave the event, at least two of their cars were attacked by dozens of protestors. The protestors hit the vehicles with placards and other objects until one of the drivers gunned his car to get away from the crowd. He was arrested, though I'm not sure what...
  • House Okays Reinstatement of Handgun Law

    05/18/2005 11:30:36 AM PDT · by daler · 9 replies · 681+ views
    Click to learn more... A bill allowing more law-abiding Minnesotans to legally carry a handgun easily passed the House on Wednesday and now goes to Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who said he will sign it. The Republican-controlled House voted 86-47 to reinstate the so-called conceal-carry law, which has been overturned by the courts. The 2003 law allowed adults with a clean record, no mental illness and proper training to get a permit to carry a gun.
  • Louisiana SB 319 Pulled by Author

    05/16/2005 11:25:25 AM PDT · by realnola · 11 replies · 679+ views
    NRA ^ | 05-16-2005 | RealNola
    I had it on good authority Friday, and it's official today. State Senator Anne Duplessis has withdrawn SB 319 from consideration. Apparently, she realized that it had ZERO chance of passing. This is because good people like you called or wrote in expressing your opinions!! More details when available... To actually see that it has been pulled, go to and check for SB319 in the 2005 session. Thursday, May 12, 2005 Good News for Louisiana Gun Owners! Thanks to your phone calls and emails, Senator Ann Duplessis (D-New Orleans) withdrew Senate Bill 319 from the files of the Senate...
  • More Judges Carry Guns After Atlanta Shooting

    05/14/2005 12:14:10 AM PDT · by paul_fromatlanta · 21 replies · 647+ views
    More Judges Carry Guns After Atlanta Shooting POSTED: 8:44 am EDT May 13, 2005 JONESBORO, Ga. -- More judges in Georgia are packing guns following a shooting that left three people dead at an Atlanta courthouse. The sheriff of one county said since then officers have given guns to eight Superior and State Court judges. Police said some judges have also asked for some firearms training. State law allows judges to carry guns in court. And one judge said while a few of his colleagues have always carried weapons, more are now bringing their own guns to work. One judge...
  • Rice: Gun Rights Important As Free Speech

    05/12/2005 7:54:41 PM PDT · by paul_fromatlanta · 69 replies · 945+ views ^ | Wed May 11, 2005 | BARRY SCHWEID
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, recalling how her father took up arms to defend fellow blacks from racist whites in the segregated South, said Wednesday the constitutional right of Americans to own guns is as important as their rights to free speech and religion. In an interview on CNN's "Larry King Live," Rice said she came to that view from personal experience. She said her father, a black minister, and his friends armed themselves to defended the black community in Birmingham, Ala., against the White Knight Riders in 1962 and 1963. She said if local authorities had had lists of...