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  • 3 in custody after assault-style rifle found in vehicle leaving O’Hare

    10/07/2017 8:58:33 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 121 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 10/07/2017, 07:20pm | Matthew Hendrickson
    Three people were taken into custody Saturday after a driver was pulled over as he left O’Hare International Airport and an assault-style rifle and handgun were found inside his vehicle. A pressure cooker was also found during the traffic stop, which happened shortly after 8 a.m. as the vehicle exited O’Hare Airport, according to Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. Neither the guns nor the pressure cooker were believed to have been intended for any acts of violence in the city, which will see enhanced security measures during the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, police said. The vehicle was stopped after the...
  • 20+ years of FBI data – “Assault Rifles” pose little threat to public safety

    02/22/2017 2:36:39 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Knowledge Glue ^ | 21 June, 2016 | Brandon
    AR15s are now by far the most popular gun being sold on the civilian market in the United States. By some estimates, nearly a quarter of all firearms sold in 2014 and 2015 were so-called “Assault Rifles” like the AR15, of this 25% figure, the vast majority were AR15s or variants thereof.Since 1995 (the year after the 1994-2004 Assault Weapons Ban), the FBI has maintained a very detailed list of how many people have died at the hands of assault weapons and/or rifles, which are merged into the same group. Therefore, we can make a solid comparison on what gun...
  • Police: Woman Upset Trump President Tried To Hit Officer

    02/03/2017 11:38:22 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 54 replies
    cbs ^ | February 3, 2017
    BURLINGTON, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – A court date Friday for a Harwinton woman accused of trying to hit a police officer with her car Thursday in Burlington. State police say 58-year-old Eileen Pierce tried to hit an officer directing traffic at a tree-trimming site on Route 69– allegedly driving her Subaru wagon directly at him, yelling out the window, and shaking her fist. The officer quickly got out of the way, and police say Pierce narrowly missed hitting a tree crew. When Pierce was pulled over at the Burlington-Bristol line, troopers say she rambled for several minutes, saying she was...
  • AG Maura Healey Takes Aim at Copycat Assault Rifles

    07/20/2016 10:23:54 AM PDT · by Harry Pothead · 17 replies
    boston magazine ^ | 7/20/16 | Spencer Buell
    No more knock-off AR-15s in Massachusetts, says Attorney General Maura Healey. The state’s top prosecutor on Wednesday announced she has sent a directive to gun makers to no longer sell weapons in Massachusetts that are similar enough to assault rifles to kill like assault rifles, but not similar enough to trigger the statewide ban—or so they thought.
  • Bought My First AR-15 Yesterday (vanity)

    06/18/2016 6:28:03 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 111 replies
    Vanity ^ | 6/18/16 | Drew68
    After reading that Academy Sports was pulling their AR style rifles off the shelves, I headed to my neighborhood Gander Mountain here in Jacksonville, Florida to see if they had wussed out as well. If Gander Mountain is pulling their AR rifles off the shelves, it is only because they are putting them in boxes and sending them out the door with customers. I approached the hunting department around 7:00 pm. I hadn't planned on buying anything, though I hadn't dismissed the idea either. I was just there to look around. AR-styles have always interested me. I am familiar with...
  • Review: Assault Weapon Bans: Can They Survive Rational Basis Scrutiny?

    04/19/2016 6:52:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Assault Weapon Bans: Can They Survive Rational Basis Scrutiny? By Clayton Cramer April 13, 2016 Clayton Cramer has hit another home run with this paper on the irrationality of "assault weapon" bans. Anyone who has studied the literature knows that "Assault Weapons Bans" have no rational basis.  Their basis is an emotional appeal that requires a profound ignorance of the facts of crime statistics and weapons technology. They also require a media that benefits from promoting mass murder for ratings and political gain. Clayton Cramer does excellent work in the paper.  He puts the facts and statistics in a logical...
  • Federal court deals blow to gun reformers saying people have 'fundamental right' to own assault

    02/07/2016 8:10:45 AM PST · by Cheerio · 24 replies
    Daily News ^ | February 6, 2016 | Laura Bult
    FULL TITLE - Federal court deals blow to gun reformers saying people have 'fundamental right' to own assault weapons in rejection of Maryland law A federal court said that assault weapons are in such "common use" that owning them is a "fundamental right" in a decision that could force the Supreme Court to rule on whether the firearms are legal. On Thursday, a three-judge federal panel dealt a blow to anti-gun violence advocates when they rejected portions of a Maryland gun reform law. The legislation was passed following the Sandy Hook massacre which claimed the lives of 20 children and...
  • Hillary Taking on NRA in Quest for More Gun Control

    09/03/2015 2:44:27 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 38 replies
    New American ^ | September 3, 2015 21:20 UTC | Bob Adelmann
    (...) Following the on-air shooting of two television reporters in Roanoke, Virginia, she declared: “I feel just great heartache at what happened. I want to reiterate how important it is [that] we not let yet another terrible instance go by without trying to do something more to prevent this terrible killing that is stalking our country.” She added: "We have got to do something about gun violence in America — and I will take it on." She said the same thing back in July, in an obvious shift away from avoiding Second Amendment issues during the presidential campaign to avoid...
  • Bernie Sanders wants to talk about guns… at some later date

    06/20/2015 8:59:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 20, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    You can’t have an event like the Charleston shooting take place during election season without all of the candidates being asked to weigh in on gun control. (Once again pretending that any of the currently proposed gun control laws might have prevented that attack.) And since he’s still being discussed as a serious contender for some reason, Bernie Sanders was no exception. But when reporters asked the Vermont Senator to offer his thoughts on gun control, he took a pass. Bernie Sanders says he wants to talk — at length — about guns.Just not now.Two days after a white man...
  • The Failure of Banning So-Called Assault Weapons

    10/10/2014 9:54:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Whenever I’m asked about gun control and “assault weapons,” my first instinct is to steer people to the scholarly work of John Lott or the practical analysis of Larry Correia.Unfortunately, some politicians in Washington haven’t gotten the message.Here are excerpts from an article in the Pacific Standard, starting with a claim from Senator Feinstein that gun control works. In the 10 years since the federal assault weapons ban expired, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) has kept trying to renew the law, which she authored. In a press release this month honoring the 20th anniversary of the ban, she wrote, “The evidence...
  • Finally Waving the White Flag on the Assault Weapons Ban

    09/15/2014 6:23:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12 September, 2014 | Reid J. Epstein
    Twenty years after the since-expired assault weapons ban passed Congress, Washington’s leading liberal think says it’s no longer an idea worth pursuing. The Center for American Progress is waving a white flag on banning assault weapons in a study out Friday titled “Assault Weapons Revisited.” CAP authors Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons argue that gun control advocates focus their energies primarily on expanding background checks and firearms licensing laws instead of pushing to prohibit assault weapons like the AR-15 rifle. “The answer is not that assault weapons aren’t dangerous and people having access to them is a good thing,” Mr....
  • Leaked guide reveals how to advance strict gun control

    08/26/2013 8:54:49 AM PDT · by sdnet · 20 replies
    Small Government Times ^ | 2013-08-09 | Steve Adcock
    <p>A recently leaked playbook provides details to proponents of strict gun control on how to most effectively strip gun rights from the American people. The tips include everything from using properly-crafted extreme language to taking full advantage of well-publicized gun crimes.</p>
  • Bill Clinton: “You’re way better off with a shotgun than an assault weapon. Trust me.”

    04/30/2013 7:13:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/30/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Been getting our self-defense and firearm-selection advice from our esteemed vice president, have we? Or, would that be just our talking points? Via the Washington Examiner:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO If you live in a city and you think you need protection of your home, you’re way better off with a shotgun than an assault weapon,” Clinton added. “Trust me. It’s not even close. Groan. For the umpteenth time — yes, a shotgun is a very solid choice for in-home self-defense, but for goodness’ sake, stop trying to discount AR-15s and their ilk as an defense option because of...
  • Florida - We have to act now....

    03/05/2013 6:10:51 AM PST · by kas7351 · 18 replies
    Bills are being quietly introduced and voted on soon!
  • Lott: Obama’s proposals won’t reduce gun violence

    02/21/2013 6:22:00 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | 13 February, 2012 | John Lott
    Warning that we need to “get weapons of war and massive ammunition magazines off our streets,” in his State of the Union, Obama kept repeating congress must vote on the three types of gun bills he supports. The most obvious thing that was left out of the talk was that none of the laws now being proposed would have done anything to stop the various attacks that Obama cited as justifying the laws. Nor does the evidence show that the previous Assault Weapon Ban from 1994 to 2004 reduced crime. Were some of the killers mentally ill? Undoubtedly, “yes,” but...
  • Ind. Dem Donnelly opposing assault weapons ban

    01/31/2013 9:04:46 AM PST · by 68skylark · 23 replies
    Associated Press via jconline.com ^ | Jan 30, 2013 | Tom LoBianco
    <p>INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Freshman Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly is opposing a ban on assault weapons sought by President Barack Obama.</p> <p>A Donnelly spokesman told The Associated Press Wednesday that the Indiana lawmaker will vote against the ban but has not decided whether he would support universal background checks.</p>
  • Sandy Hook: Obama's Latest Crisis To Exploit

    01/18/2013 6:49:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    Liberals have an uncanny knack for designing solutions that do not address the problem at hand, and they're doing it again in their current effort to use the Sandy Hook shootings as fodder for promoting stringent gun control measures. It's as if President Obama and his fellow travelers lie in wait for the unfolding of big events that they can use to incite the public's passions and thereby gain popular support for otherwise unpopular government action. Liberals aren't just exploiting Sandy Hook to promote their unpopular gun agenda; some are now invoking false charges of racism to aid their...
  • The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

    01/10/2013 3:11:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    By now, we’ve heard the argument about semi-automatic "assault" rifles: nobody needs one. we’ve heard the only reason why someone would obtain this kind of weapon is so they can kill people, which is far from the truth. We’ve also heard the argument from both the Left and the Right that a pistol is how someone protects their home. "I really don’t know why people need assault weapons. I’m not a hunter but I understand people who want to hunt," Republican Rep. Peter King said on Morning Joe earlier this week. "I understand people who live in rough neighborhoods...
  • Marine describes death threats for writing ‘No ma’am’ letter

    01/07/2013 9:48:20 AM PST · by SmileRight · 39 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 1/07/2013 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    When U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said she would introduce legislation to place a ban on assault weapons, former U.S. Marine Cpl. Joshua Boston did not sit idly by. Instead he penned an open letter to the Senator that has gone viral gaining mass attention. In response to Boston’s letter, Feinstein released this statement:...
  • Those nasty 'assault weapons'

    01/02/2013 10:09:04 AM PST · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    WND ^ | December 30, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Exclusive: Joseph Farah urges 'freedom-loving Americans' to stand up to lawless government Can anyone in Washington define “assault weapon”? Can Barack Obama? Can Dianne Feinstein? It is a meaningless term designed by people like Feinstein, who would prefer to ban all or most firearms, specifically to confuse the public. Yesterday, Obama said on “Meet the Press” that he would work hard on banning “assault weapons” and what he calls “high-capacity magazines.” Of course, definitions were in short supply. So what is an “assault weapon”? Quite simply, it’s whatever the government says it is. Does that shock you? In the past,...