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  • Scotland Yard's anti-gun chief hurt in gang attack (Gun-free utopia alert)

    11/24/2008 9:03:32 AM PST · by holymoly · 22 replies · 1,885+ views
    Yorkshire Post ^ | 24 November 2008 | Grace Hammond
    A senior police officer was hit with a brick during an attack by a gang of four people – including a girl of 15 –it has been revealed. Detective Superintendent Gary Richardson, who leads Scotland Yard's Operation Trident which tackles black gun crime, was assaulted while walking along the road with his wife and son. Two men abused the officer before hitting him on the back of the head with a brick. A scuffle followed, during which Mr Richardson, 49, blocked several blows with his arm and was hit in the back. The attack in West Molesey, Surrey, took place...
  • Dan Lungren to run for House GOP Leadership

    11/14/2008 12:53:27 PM PST · by BlueStateBlues · 186 replies · 9,606+ views
    ABC News, Drudge Report
    Dan Lundgrean (R-Calif) will run for the GOP House Leadership.
  • Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Issues Open Letter Regarding Obama

    10/17/2008 9:51:22 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 25 replies · 2,280+ views
    Illinois State Rifle Association ^ | Oct 15, 2008 | Richard Pearson
    Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson Issues Open Letter to Nation's Sportsmen Regarding Obama's History in the Illinois Senate Last update: 1:06 a.m. EDT Oct. 15, 2008 CHICAGO, Oct 15, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The following is the text of an open letter to the nation's hunters and sportsmen issued today by Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson: Fellow Sportsman, Hello, my name is Rich Pearson and I have been active in the firearm rights movement for over 40 years. For the past 15 years, I have served in the Illinois state capitol as the...
  • 'Obama Working to Protect Your Gun Rights' (Friday laugh)

    10/17/2008 1:12:35 PM PDT · by pabianice · 50 replies · 1,411+ views
    Obama is talking to gun owners -- and they're listening By Ray Schoenke at October 14, 2008 - 11:00am I was in Florida over the weekend campaigning for Obama. I'm impressed with the way the Obama campaign will not cede any vote to McCain. This is the first time any Democratic presidential campaign has so aggressively fought for gun owners. I think it's working - and it's throwing the GOP-controlled NRA for a loop. I like this headline from the Daytona Beach News-Journal: "Obama, McCain lining up gun groups" Obama is actually lining up gun voters, which is most important....
  • Raging Against Self Defense: A Psychiatrist Examines The Anti-Gun Mentality

    06/29/2008 2:23:05 PM PDT · by My hearts in London - Everett · 44 replies · 155+ views
    "You don't need to have a gun; the police will protect you." "If people carry guns, there will be murders over parking spaces and neighborhood basketball games." "I'm a pacifist. Enlightened, spiritually aware people shouldn't own guns." "I'd rather be raped than have some redneck militia type try to rescue me." How often have you heard these statements from misguided advocates of victim disarmament, or even woefully uninformed relatives and neighbors? Why do people cling so tightly to these beliefs, in the face of incontrovertible evidence that they are wrong? Why do they get so furiously angry when gun owners...
  • On the Second Amendment, Don’t Believe Obama!

    06/08/2008 6:49:21 AM PDT · by epow · 75 replies · 144+ views
    NRA-ILA ^ | 6/08/08 | staff
    The presidential primary season is finally over, and it is now time for gun owners to take a careful look at just where apparent nominee Barack Obama stands on issues related to the Second Amendment. During the primaries, Obama tried to hide behind vague statements of support for “sportsmen” or unfounded claims of general support for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. But his real record, based on votes taken, political associations, and long standing positions, shows that Barack Obama is a serious threat to Second Amendment liberties. Don’t listen to his campaign rhetoric! Look instead to what he...
  • BLOOMBERG OUTRAGE: ASKS JUDGE TO BAN 2ND AMENDMENT REFERENCES!

    05/09/2008 6:05:00 PM PDT · by yoe · 67 replies · 117+ views
    SAF ^ | May 9, 2008 | Staff
    BELLEVUE, WA – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has moved from outrage to atrocity by asking anti-gun activist federal Judge Jack B. Weinstein to ban any reference to the Second Amendment during a civil lawsuit trial beginning May 27 against Georgia gun dealer Jay Wallace, proprietor at Adventure Outdoors. The New York Sun reported that Bloomberg’s attorneys made the request. Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, said the move clearly shows that Bloomberg has “total disregard not only for the Second Amendment, but also the First.” Bloomberg’s attorney on this case, Eric Proshansky, has reportedly argued in a...
  • "Pro-Gun" Group Endorses Most Anti-Gun Candidate

    04/19/2008 8:08:01 AM PDT · by epow · 23 replies · 121+ views
    NRAILA ^ | 4/18/08 | staff
    Friday, April 18, 2008 As this unusual campaign season has unfolded, we’ve seen the candidates ratcheting up their politically expedient rhetoric in an attempt to distinguish themselves as the “candidate of choice” for every constituency, while testing the far reaches of credibility in the process. We’ve heard blatantly anti-gun politicians claim to be supportive of the Second Amendment. We’ve seen hypocrisy, and we’ve heard double-speak and insults to our intelligence. When it comes to campaign rhetoric on the Second Amendment, we’ve seen a change in the way many anti-gun politicians campaign. Rather than talk openly about their desire to ban...
  • Corruption In The Anti-Gun Crowd

    03/24/2008 4:16:30 PM PDT · by epow · 10 replies · 538+ views
    NSSF ^ | 3/24/08 | Unknown
    New Orleans Morial v. Smith & Wesson, Corp., 2000 WL248364 (La. Civil Dist. Ct. 2000) January 2008 – Roy Rodney, lawyer and advisor to former Mayor Marc Morial, pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor charge of failure to file income tax returns. September 2007 – Jacques Morial, younger brother of former Mayor Marc Morial, pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor charges of failing to file federal income tax returns Restaurateur and Morial pal Stan "Pampy" Barré and former city property management director Kerry DeCay, received federal indictments for allegedly skimming hundreds of thousands of dollars from a massive energy-management contract with...
  • Anti-Gun bill before VA Senate COJ committee TODAY - ACTION REQUIRED

    01/23/2008 6:10:28 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies · 230+ views
    Senator Marsh's bill to require background checks for private buyers and sellers of guns, at gunshows, is before the Senate Courts of Justice Committee TODAY. Please send a note to the members of that committee, asking that they OPPOSE regulation of gun sales between private buyers and sellers. Members emails: district18@sov.state.va.us district36@sov.state.va.us district20@sov.state.va.us district26@sov.state.va.us district03@sov.state.va.us district35@sov.state.va.us district08@sov.state.va.us district04@sov.state.va.us district16@sov.state.va.us district13@sov.state.va.us district19@sov.state.va.us district21@sov.state.va.us district37@sov.state.va.us district25@sov.state.va.us district32@sov.state.va.us
  • Romney Supports Ban on Weapons of 'Extraordinary Lethality'

    12/17/2007 6:49:50 AM PST · by holymoly · 421 replies · 730+ views
    CNS New ^ | December 17, 2007 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney was asked about his "retreat" on gun control Sunday, just one of the issues raised in his appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press." Host Tim Russert asked Romney about his earlier support for strong gun control laws, noting that in his 1994 Senate race againt Ted Kennedy, Romney backed two gun-control measures -- the Brady Bill with its waiting period on gun sales; and the renewal of a 1994 ban on "assault" weapons. At the time, Romney said he didn't "line up with the NRA." But when he decided to run for president,...
  • Roanoke Times editoral: Gun Data belongs in Public view (BARF ALERT)

    12/06/2007 6:22:14 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 32 replies · 98+ views
    Here we go again...the libs at the Roanoke Times want to make Concealed Carry information available to the public view.... It's almost inevitable that Virginia lawmakers will allow the public less access to records on who has a state permit to carry concealed handguns. The hullabaloo this newspaper stirred up in March, when a Roanoke Times editorial writer produced a column that included a link to the online database, pretty much assures a legislative reaction. What thoughtful Virginians, including gun-rights advocates, should oppose vigorously is legislative overreaction. And that is what came out of the State Freedom of Information Advisory...
  • Why MITT and not RUDY is the clear choice amongst Evangelicals...

    11/07/2007 11:07:49 PM PST · by jodiluvshoes · 22 replies · 156+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | 11.08.07 | Kevin McCullough
    ...The truth is - significant evangelical voices have spoken with great conviction about the qualifications of one of the leading top tier candidates of recent - and more voices continue to come forward almost weekly. While Mayor Giuliani's faith would on the surface expect to share similar values with evangelical voters, apparently the Mayor himself does not. But Mitt Romney - who has not been ruled out of support from prominent leaders like Dr. James Dobson and Dr. Tony Perkins. Is also enjoying expressed outspoken support from additional prominent conservative evangelical voices like Paul Weyrich, Dr. Wayne Grudem, and perhaps...
  • Rudy's Adoption Agenda and Proven Effectiveness

    11/05/2007 8:00:35 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 61 replies · 190+ views
    Townhall ^ | June 11, 2007 | By David Vitter & Theodore B. Olson
    We are conservatives who are proud to support Rudy Giuliani for president. We support Rudy because he is a strong leader -- a man of action and a man of his word. And a big part of that is his proven effectiveness -- his record of actually changing things for the better in concrete, measurable ways. A perfect example of his leadership and proven effectiveness is Rudy's record on adoption. Rudy Giuliani dramatically increased the number of adoptions in the New York City system as mayor. Adoptions skyrocketed 133% over his eight year tenure compared to the eight years before...
  • Giuliani is GOP's best shot against Hillary, said Ford

    10/28/2007 8:37:21 AM PDT · by Sadecki · 216 replies · 85+ views
    Jerry Ford wasn't sure Hillary Clinton could be elected President, but he was absolutely certain which Republican had the strongest shot at stopping her: Rudy Giuliani. "That would be a great contest between Hillary and Rudy," the 92-year-old former President told a reporter in May 2006. "I think Giuliani is an electrifying guy," he added. "He's a great speaker. He's had a good record of winning in New York City, and he can be tough." Ford had gotten to know the former mayor at various political and corporate events over the years - both were members of the World Trade...
  • Rudy a Lefty? Yeah, Right.

    10/28/2007 4:43:03 AM PDT · by libstripper · 197 replies · 106+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 28, 2007 | David Greenberg
    You wouldn't know it from reading the papers, but the favorite to win the Republican presidential nomination is a confirmed right-winger. On issues such as free speech and religion, secrecy and due process, civil rights and civil liberties, pornography and democracy, this moralist and self-styled lawman has exhibited all the key hallmarks of Bush-era conservatism. That candidate is Rudolph W. Giuliani. As any New Yorker can tell you, the last word anyone in the 1990s would have attached to the brash, furniture- breaking mayor was "liberal" -- and the second-to-last was "moderate." With his take-many-prisoners approach to crime and his...
  • POLICE CHIEFS, BIPARTISAN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS CALL FOR NEW APPROACH TO REDUCING GUN VIOLENCE

    09/19/2007 10:42:26 PM PDT · by voteNRA · 33 replies · 435+ views
    Chaska Police 411 ^ | September 19, 2007 | Mark Glaze, Wendy Balazik:
    DC. .– The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the world’s largest association of law enforcement executives, today called on Congress and the Administration, as well as state and local governments, to support strong and effective gun violence prevention policies, and to provide law enforcement with the resources necessary to reverse a two-year rise in violent crime. The IACP unveiled a set of nearly 40 recommendations for policymakers, police, and community and philanthropic leaders which are the result of the “Great Lakes Summit on Gun Violence.” The summit, held in Chicago earlier this year, was a groundbreaking collaboration of...
  • Corruption Run Amok Within Anti-Gun Ranks

    09/07/2007 9:36:18 PM PDT · by epow · 11 replies · 817+ views
    NRA-ILA ^ | 9/7/07 | NRA staff
    Corruption Run Amok Within Anti-Gun Ranks Friday, September 07, 2007 A recent spate of contemptible allegations has shaken up some prominent players within the ranks of the anti-gun community. Earlier this week, anti-gun Broward County, Florida Sheriff Ken Jenne resigned after agreeing to plead guilty to federal tax evasion and mail fraud charges stemming from a federal corruption investigation. You may recall Sheriff Jenne’s involvement in the controversial 2003 CNN report where he and reporter John Zarella blatantly and deliberately misled viewers in a staged “demonstration” of semi-automatic “firepower,” and were called to task for their misrepresentation by NRA Executive...
  • The Beginning of The Self-Destruction of the Ghouliani Presidential Campaign

    08/20/2007 8:34:42 AM PDT · by hardback · 57 replies · 1,413+ views
    Huffington Post ^ | 8/20/7 | Miles Mogulescu
    Websters II New College Dictionary: "ghoul": 1. an evil spirit or demon in Muslim folklore said to plunder graves and feed on corpses. 2. a grave robber. 3. One who delights in the morbid or loathsome. 4. A former NYC Mayor who earns tens of million dollars and catapults to frontrunner status among Republican presidential hopefuls by standing on the corpses of 3,000 dead 9/11 victims and hundreds of dead and thousands of sick first responders. For anyone who has watched the career of the angry, egomaniacal, authoritarian, thin-skinned, Nixonian, thrice divorced, former Mayor of NY City, it was just...
  • N.J. Mayor Continues Trend: Leaves Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun Coalition ("spreading anti-gun propaganda")

    07/31/2007 7:30:39 PM PDT · by Stoat · 9 replies · 532+ views
    New Jersey Mayor Continues Trend: Leaves Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun Coalition   Monday, July 09, 2007   Fairfax, VA - Oldsmans Township, NJ Mayor Harry Moore has resigned his membership from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun coalition, continuing the trend of mayors jaded by Bloomberg’s focus on gun control rather than crime control. “I applaud Mayor Harry Moore for having the courage to quit this anti-gun coalition once he recognized Mike Bloomberg true intentions,” said Chris W. Cox, National Rifle Association (NRA)’s chief lobbyist. “Mayors across the country have come to realize the coalition is nothing more than a front...
  • Gun Control Message Is Put Across (Massachusetts Gun Banner MEGA BARF Alert)

    07/10/2007 8:09:42 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 23 replies · 880+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 07/10/2007 | Michael Levenson
    It looks like a ransom note, but it is not being sent by kidnappers. It is being promoted by the Patrick Administration, the Boston Police Department, and the State Police, and delivered to drivers on the Massachusetts Turnpike courtesy of John Rosenthal, a provocative gun control activist from Newton. Article Tools "We have your President and Congress," declares the message in letters that look as if they had been snipped from a newspaper. It is signed simply, NRA, referring to the National Rifle Association, and will be unveiled today on a 252-foot billboard on the Mass. Turnpike near Fenway Park....
  • [NYC Mayor Mike]Bloomberg (Ultra RINO): U.S. 'Is in Trouble' On the Coast He Chides Candidates

    06/19/2007 3:39:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 935+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | June 19, 2007 | Josh Gerstein
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Mayor Bloomberg is decrying the state of the 2008 presidential race, faulting the major party candidates for offering shallow, simplistic prescriptions, and scolding the press for failing to demand more from those seeking the White House. During an appearance at Google's headquarters in Silicon Valley yesterday, Mr. Bloomberg said the televised debates among the presidential candidates have been, in essence, a waste of time. "They have absolutely nothing to do with the job and the qualifications. And they don't tell you anything about whether or not any of those candidates would be good or bad presidents....
  • SUITE LIFE FOR RUDY

    04/23/2007 9:16:28 AM PDT · by Hydroshock · 17 replies · 562+ views
    NY POST ^ | 4-23-07 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    <p>April 23, 2007 -- He's running for president, but some of Rudy Giuliani's campaign-trail hotels have been fit for a king.</p> <p>Giuliani, whose campaign boasts of having spent the least cash of all the Republican White House candidates, rented rooms at a string of high-end hotels as he stumped around the country over the last three months, his campaign filings show.</p>
  • Mass Shootings More Common Since 1960s (MSM gun spin alert)

    04/21/2007 6:02:57 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 59 replies · 883+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | 04/21/2007 | EagleUSA
    NEW YORK - Mass public shootings have become such a part of American life in recent decades that the most dramatic of them can be evoked from the nation's collective memory in a word or two: Luby's. Jonesboro. Columbine. And now, Virginia Tech. Since Aug. 1, 1966, when Charles Whitman climbed a 27-story tower on the University of Texas campus and started picking people off, at least 100 Americans have gone on shooting sprees. And all through those years, the same questions have been asked: What is it about modern-day America that provokes such random violence? Is it the decline...
  • Bloomberg To Fund Anti-Gun Ad Campaign

    04/18/2007 4:30:04 PM PDT · by af_vet_rr · 35 replies · 673+ views
    WCBSTV (CBS) ^ | 18 April 2007 | Marcia Kramer
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a coalition of 214 mayors are using the Virginia Tech massacre to pressure Congress to give local cops the information they need to trace illegal guns used in crimes. CBS 2 has also learned that they're also launching a TV ad campaign starting Sunday. "We're fighting criminals and illegal guns. Why is Congress fighting us?" Bloomberg said Wednesday. The ads will start running in four days in New York, Washington and the congressional districts of key gun advocates. "I don’t want my officers to have their hands tied when it comes to having to deal with...
  • FR BANG LIST: Tommorrow the Liberals will call for more gun control (POST POLLS HERE)

    04/16/2007 10:03:24 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 51 replies · 1,373+ views
    16 APR 07 | dcbryan1
    Freepers: I need your help. As you know, there was a terrible tragedy today, and you know how I feel about it. We should pray for the deceased, pray for the recovery of the wounded, and pray for the killer, and all of the families and friends involved.With that being said, we will see an ONSLAUGHT of Liberals, academics, MSMs, journalists, statists, oligarchs, socialists, from the entire planet, try to influence our Constitutional Republic. The liberals will cite online polls and use the ignorant emotions of people to turn our rights against us. I ask all Freepers to remain vigilant...
  • Coloradans Protest Statue of Fallen Soldier

    04/10/2007 3:29:58 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 16 replies · 1,938+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | April 10, 2007 | Warner Todd Huston
    Coloradans Protest Statue of Fallen Soldier April 10, 2007 at 12:22 pm When reading about the story of protests in Colorado over the raising of a memorial statue to a fallen U.S. Soldier, one is tempted to feel that Americans have lost every vestige of manhood that it ever possessed. Just the very fact that someone would be so free of patriotism and testosterone that they’d protest this statue should be enough to affirm that there are no men left in the nation… or at least in the state of Colorado. Fortunately, the final analysis of the case tends to...
  • Huckabee questions Romney hunting claim

    04/08/2007 12:21:10 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 58 replies · 1,012+ views
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 08 APRIL 2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON - GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney was wrong to suggest he was a lifelong hunter even though he never took out a license, campaign rival Mike Huckabee said Sunday. "I think it was a major mistake," said Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor. "It would be like me saying I've been a lifelong golfer because I played putt-putt when I was 9 years old and I rode in a golf cart a couple of times." "I think American people are looking for authenticity," Huckabee added. "Match their record with their rhetoric." Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, was dogged last...
  • Business, Not Mormon Church Ties, Funding Romney, Experts Say

    04/06/2007 9:23:30 AM PDT · by sevenbak · 72 replies · 2,506+ views
    The unexpectedly large fundraising total raised by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the first quarter of 2007 had less to do with a "Mormon network" than with the former Massachusetts governor's business acumen and strong ties with the financial community nationwide, according to political analysts... ...The New York Times reported Utah residents accounted for about 15 percent of contributions to the Romney campaign...
  • Romney aims again to explain hunting ('I'm a varmint hunter, not a big game hunter')

    04/05/2007 7:43:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 190 replies · 2,505+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/5/07 | Emily Udell - ap
    INDIANAPOLIS - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is taking a second shot at describing his hunting experience. The former Massachusetts governor has called himself a lifelong hunter, yet his campaign acknowledged that he has been on just two hunting trips — one when he was 15 and the other just last year. Campaigning in Indianapolis on Thursday, Romney said he has hunted small game since his youth. "I'm not a big-game hunter. I've made that very clear," he said. "I've always been a rodent and rabbit hunter. Small varmints, if you will. I began when I was 15 or so...
  • Zogby: Romney Rockets in New Hampshire Poll (RINO Rudy slips to 3rd!)

    04/05/2007 9:47:17 AM PDT · by Ol' Sparky · 40 replies · 806+ views
    News Max ^ | 4/5/07 | Staff
    Zogby: Romney Rockets in New Hampshire Poll Latest New Hampshire telephone poll shows Romney's support nearly doubles to 25 percent to tie McCain; Giuliani trails at 19 percent. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has rocketed to the top of the field of contenders for the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary crown, running dead even with Arizona Sen. John McCain at 25 percent each, a new Zogby International telephone poll shows. With Romney’s ascension, the GOP presidential race looks just like the Democratic contest — a three-way battle! While McCain has held mostly steady at the top of the Republican field...
  • Romney, self-described lifelong hunter, has hunted on two occasions

    04/05/2007 12:47:51 PM PDT · by mrhansen · 144 replies · 2,176+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4/04/2007 | Glen Johnson
    BOSTON - To hear Mitt Romney talk on the campaign trail, you might think the Republican presidential candidate had a gun rack in the back of his pickup truck. "I purchased a gun when I was a young man. I've been a hunter pretty much all my life," he said this week in Keene, N.H., to a man sporting a National Rifle Association cap. Yet the former Massachusetts governor's hunting experience is limited to two trips at the bookends of his 60 years: as a 15-year-old, when he hunted rabbits with his cousins on a ranch in Idaho, and last...
  • Parents buying body armour for children after teen murders

    03/27/2007 10:34:01 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 52 replies · 1,111+ views
    The Times Online (UK) ^ | 3/27/ | Adam Fresco
    Scores of worried parents are buying body armour for their children in a desperate attempt to keep them safe as street violence escalates. A firm that supplies stab- and bullet-proof vests to government agencies around the world has sold 60 jackets, at a cost of between £300 to £425, to concerned parents who have flooded the company with inquiries after several murders of teenagers on London streets. [The jackets are specifically designed to fit children and cost hundreds of pounds] The company has received more than 100 calls from parents in the capital over the past few weeks. The company,...
  • Three Republican candidates deemed not suitable by author Phyllis Schlafly

    02/23/2007 3:57:18 PM PST · by SeasideSparrow · 167 replies · 2,506+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | February 22, 2007 | WALTER ALARKON
    Conservative author Phyllis Schlafly urged New Hampshire Republican activists to test the conservative bona fides of the 2008 presidential candidates, especially those of the three Republicans leading in polls. "New Hampshire is the front line of the presidential race, and as I go about and talk to the conservative movement, they're in disarray," said Schlafly, who led opposition to the failed Equal Rights Amendment more than 25 years ago. "They don't know what to do, who to back. We're told by the media that we have a choice of one of three, (Sen. John) McCain or (former New York mayor...
  • Giuliani Inches Closer To Official Announcement

    02/12/2007 5:48:55 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 164 replies · 1,628+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 12 FEBRUARY 2007 | AP
    Moves Closer To Full-Fledged Presidential Run (CBS/AP) WASHINGTON -- Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Monday defended the Iraq war and criticized Al Gore's global-warming movie. As for his presidential ambitions, Giuliani coyly inched closer to a formal announcement. "I am 100 percent committed," he said. "That official part, I still have to do a formal announcement. But we'll figure out how to do that. My idea is that I'm going to try to announce this in 100 different places." Giuliani, a Republican, said he supports efforts to move California's 2008 presidential primary from June to February, a...
  • Akins Accelerator Update (Letter Petition Campaign)

    02/11/2007 3:52:30 PM PST · by Copernicus · 6 replies · 1,437+ views
    Akins Group Inc ^ | 02/10/07 | Firefaster.com
    In response to inquiries about what "you" can do, Akins Group Inc. has prepared a sample letter to the Acting Director of BATFE. We will also generate a short list of lawmakers who can and should be contacted by you, your family, friends and anyone else who might be interested. Please check www.firefaster.com frequently for updates.
  • ATF Commerce in Firearms PDF Report (The War on the 2nd Amendment in the ATF's Own Words)

    02/08/2007 6:58:20 PM PST · by Copernicus · 443 replies · 3,964+ views
    ATF Report ^ | February 2000 | Bureau Of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
    ATF Commerce in Firearms PDF Report The Gun Control Act of 1968 established the first comprehensive Federal licensing system for importers, manufacturers and dealers in firearms to the retail level. That system requires licensees to maintain detailed records on transactions in firearms, and subjects their business premises to inspection by the ATF. From 1968 to 1993, THE PROCESS TO OBTAIN A FEDERAL FIREARMS LICENSE WAS OVERLY SIMPLE. (emphasis added) The annual fee WAS ONLY $10 for a license that authorized the person to ship, transport and receive firearms in interstate commerce and engage in retail sales. The statue required ATF...
  • FOX News Poll: Voters Most Comfortable With Rudy Giuliani as President

    02/01/2007 2:30:56 PM PST · by Dark Skies · 633 replies · 8,577+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2/1/2007 | Dana Blanton
    More voters say they would be comfortable with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani as president than other top 2008 contenders, though majorities would also be comfortable with other leaders from both parties, according to the latest FOX News Poll. In addition, of all the 2008 hopefuls — announced or frequently mentioned as a possibility — voters want to hear more from one candidate specifically: Illinois Sen. Barack Obama. Opinion Dynamics Corporation conducted the national telephone poll of 900 registered voters for FOX News from January 30 to January 31. The poll has a 3-point error margin.
  • Community Activists Call For Plan To Stem Violence

    01/02/2007 12:08:51 PM PST · by kerryusama04 · 25 replies · 661+ views
    Kansas City Chanel via yahoo ^ | 1/2/06 | Marc Moore
    Community activists are calling for a 10-point plan to stem the violence in 2007, KMBC's Marcus Moore reported. "Parents, you have to take control of your household," activist Ron Hunt said. Moore reported that 115 homicides were recorded in Kansas City last year compared with 127 homicides in 2005. While the homicide rate is down, activists believe thaT means nothing without a plan to change what they describe as a gun culture among Kansas City youth. Among the ideas being put forth is encouraging residents to post signs at their homes that read "Guns Not Welcome," asking people to remove...
  • A Vote for Rudy: Why Giuliani should be president

    12/08/2006 2:36:29 PM PST · by Uncledave · 123 replies · 1,804+ views
    National Review ^ | 12/18/2006 | Richard Bookhiser
    A Vote for Rudy Why Giuliani should be president RICHARD BROOKHISER I have voted against Rudy Giuliani, and I have voted for him. Voting for him is better; it’s what I hope conservatives, Republicans, and Americans will do in 2008. Giuliani formed a presidential exploratory committee after the midterm elections, formally entering campaign land, in which every utterance by and about him will be analyzed and its potential effect polled. Not that it hasn’t been going on for years. My favorite of the early reax to Rudy was flagged by columnist Deroy Murdock: An anti-Giuliani website, SayNoToRudy.org, posted by social...
  • President Rudy Giuliani?

    11/14/2006 11:02:49 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 613 replies · 8,131+ views
    Forbes ^ | 11/14/2006 | Nathan Vardi
    Giuliani has been carefully preparing for this moment. He spent the past election season accumulating a reservoir of good will among Republicans, campaigning hard for Republican candidates from Oregon to New Hampshire. He was particularly adept at raising money for those candidates and has established himself as one of few presidential hopefuls capable of raising the $100 million or so that is seen as necessary to win the White House. At the moment, he is getting help from Anne Dickerson, who ran President Bush’s highly successful Pioneer and Ranger fundraising machine in 2004. Giuliani has allied closely with Bush &...
  • Voting alert

    10/30/2006 5:13:06 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 239+ views
    The year was 1998: Rep. Jim Martin (D-Atlanta) was Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. Gun owners were stunned when the SB 407 "Lock Away Your Gun" bill by Sen. David Scott (D-Atlanta) suddenly passed the State Senate. When it got to the House, it landed in Mr. Martin's committee. Pro-gun leader Rep. Brian Joyce (R-Lookout Mtn.) rallied widespread opposition to the bill. Mr. Martin staged a "dog and pony show" for the TV cameras, with no gain on the play. The calendar was running out. The committee had to vote. Mr. Martin gave virtually no public notice of the...
  • NRA Political Report, Pro-Gun Lip Service

    10/27/2006 10:31:11 PM PDT · by epow · 4 replies · 497+ views
    NRA Political Victory Fund ^ | unknown | Cris Cox
    Political Report: Pro-Gun Lip Service POLITICAL REPORT CHRIS COX, NRA-ILA Executive Director More and more anti-gun candidates have realized that they must give lip service to the Second Amendment, camouflaging their real anti-freedom agendas until they are safely in office. You and I are members of a proud and very large community. It is estimated that America’s sport shooting and hunting community is home to 47 million voters. Our size translates into a simple political truth: Candidates for office at all levels--federal, state and local--know they can’t afford to ignore us at election time. Consequently, we have seen anti-gun groups...
  • Do anti-gun legislators deserve support simply because they're Republican?

    10/16/2006 11:43:15 AM PDT · by OH2Am · 40 replies · 887+ views
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 10/16/06 | Ken Hanson & Chad Baus
    Buckeye Firearms Association has always described itself as a non-partisan political action committee. Yet in recent days, PAC Chairman Jim Irvine has been in conversation with a reader who takes exception to the endorsement of Democrats. (For an excellent article on the NRA's endorsement of Democrats in national races, click here) In a bit of ironic timing, as this conversation was going on, another Buckeye Firearms Association volunteer was having her own conversation with just the type of Republican this PAC could never endorse...
  • Thank You, Governor Schwarzenegger.

    10/02/2006 7:32:07 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 30 replies · 720+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | Oct. 2, 2006 | Vox Populi, John Longenecker
    I just finished e-mailing the Governor with my thanks for his support of gun-owner constituents in regard to SB 59 and AB 2714. In supporting the law-abiding gun-owner constituents, the Governor also casts his vote for their loved ones, whole families and whole communities. The Governor casts his vote for the rule of law and protection of the innocent. Thank you, Governor. These bills - and many bills before them - would have severely restricted only the law-abiding and never touch the violent, specifically addressing how a gun in parts and non-operational would be illegal when transported and how ammunition...
  • Pennsylvania Gun Owners Rights In Jeopardy!

    09/12/2006 2:27:20 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 11 replies · 515+ views
    NRA-ILA ^ | September 12, 2006 | NRA-ILA
    This month, all gun owners in Pennsylvania need to stand-up and be heard. Anti-gun legislators, led by Representative Dwight Evans (D-Philadelphia), are pushing new gun control measures in Harrisburg. Pointing to data from a recent Pennsylvania Democratic Party funded poll that indicates suburban residents are concerned about gun violence, Evans stated that "legislators should move beyond boundary lines and party labels to take action on gun control." Gun-control legislation has been dead on arrival in Harrisburg for more than a decade because the balance of the General Assembly supports the rights of gun owners. However, if Representative Evans and his...
  • Charlie Crist Winner of Florida Governor Primary

    09/05/2006 7:23:00 PM PDT · by ShaunMcDonnell · 1,543 replies · 19,695+ views
    According to Fox 35, Charlie Crist is the winner of the Republican Primary for Governor. Time for us to get behind him. SM
  • Conservative Case Against Rudy Giuliani

    08/30/2006 9:09:02 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 483 replies · 4,898+ views
    Human Events ^ | August 30 2006 | John Hawkins
    Rudy Giuliani, a contender for the presidency in 2008, is receiving an inordinate amount of positive attention. That's quite understandable since Rudy is charismatic, did a great job on the campaign trail for President Bush in 2004, and his phenomenal performance after 9/11 was much appreciated. However, likeable or not, having Rudy as the GOP's candidate in 2008 would be a big mistake. Here's a short, but sweet primer on some of Rudy's many flaws. Rudy's Strong Pro-Abortion Stance As these comments from a 1989 conversation with Phil Donahue show, Rudy Giuliani is staunchly in favor of abortion: "I've said...
  • Get ready for more 'pro-gun' bunk in '08 (Kerry

    08/17/2006 9:24:26 PM PDT · by bitt · 55 replies · 1,617+ views
    azdailysun.com ^ | August 17, 2006 | David Wolf
    The mid-tern elections are fast approaching, and already anti-gun forces are attempting another John Kerry-like charade. If hunters and shooters had not noticed,liberals have recognized that you are a formidable voting block they need to fool in order to succeed at the polls on a regular basis - despite the fact that their true philosophy is counter to much of what hunters and shooters believe in terms of animal rights and firearm ownership. This is why, during the 2004 presidential election, John Kerry professed to be pro-gun ownership and pro-hunting. The problem for Kerry was as soon as he talked...
  • Anti-gunners don camo as elections loom

    08/14/2006 4:42:49 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 6 replies · 573+ views
    NRA-ILA ^ | 14 Aug 06
    Seeking to pick up the baton dropped by the ham-fisted Americans for Gun Safety, the American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA) has arrived on the scene to become the latest front group for the anti-gun movement in America. BY CHRIS W. COX, NRA-ILA Executive Director Tracking the recent history of the Second Amendment debate wouldn’t be complete without a look at the shifting tactics of the opposition. Our tireless efforts and resulting victories at the ballot box have made it clear that openly campaigning against the Second Amendment is a political loser. The anti-gun groups have undertaken a concerted effort...