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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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,...
  • Rocket Launchers Turned in During L.A. Gun Buyback Not Functional

    12/30/2012 7:26:38 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    KTLA 5 Web Staff ^ | December 30, 2012 | KTLA 5
    Rocket Launchers Turned in During L.A. Gun Buyback Not Functional LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) Two rocket launchers handed over to the Los Angeles Police Department during L.A.’s annual Gun Buyback were not functional. Police Chief Charlie Beck and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa showed off the launchers, which were turned in by families of former military members on December 26. The LAPD said all along the launchers appeared to be antiquated, and probably could no longer be fired. The department enlisted the U.S. military to investigate whether the rockets were ever stolen. Military experts have now confirmed to the Los Angeles Times,...
  • More Murdered with Hands and Feet than "Assault Rifles"

    12/30/2012 3:40:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 December, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    In the media and Administration’s push to use the recent school shooting to advance their political agenda, they are careful to couch their words in vague emotionalism and obscure terms that avoid any facts or rational discussion. The rifles that they are most keen on banning are exactly those firearms that are least used in murders, but the most protected by the Constitution. Modern sport utility rifles, which are included in the vague term “assault weapons", are used so seldom for murder that many states do not see a single case in a year. In 2010, there were 12,996 murders....
  • Senator Jay Rockefeller had or has a Colt AR-15. In 1994 he had one in DC.

    12/18/2012 10:55:55 AM PST · by John S Mosby · 5 replies Forum ^ | 09/17/2009 | CalGuns- poster lomalinda
    HYPOCRISY - Many may have forgotten that in 1994 Senator Rockefeller was caught in a slight scuffle with DC police over gun control laws. The following account appears on the Future of Freedom Foundation web site. "Yet, as with most holy wars, some of the warriors are not without the taint of hypocrisy. Senator John Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, was a fervent supporter of the crime bill and the assault-weapons ban. A few days after the bill passed the Senate, the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail reported from Washington: "If burglars are casing big houses around here, they may...
  • Media myths on ‘assault weapons’ and ‘semiautomatic firearms’

    12/17/2012 6:08:49 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 17, 2012 | Timothy P. Carney
    If gun-control advocates and our media want to have a conversation about government restrictions on gun ownership, I think that’s fine. Debating more issues, rather than fewer, is probably good for our politics. But the conversation about guns needs to be a bit more factually precise. Today’s New York Times story on the AR-15 has a lot of good information and aims to be balanced, but the story still manages to perpetuate many of the most stubborn myths about rifles. Some points I would like to make in response:
  • Bikini-clad, gun-toting Israeli woman becomes an Internet sensation (Beach blanket BANG!)

    07/13/2012 9:26:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 67 replies
    NYDN ^ | Friday the 13th, July 2012 | Victoria Cavaliere
    Bikini-clad, gun-toting Israeli woman becomes an Internet sensation A photo of a gun-wielding, bikini-clad woman standing on a crowded Tel Aviv beach has become an Internet sensation, with thousands of viewers curious about whether the brunette beauty is part of Israel's military and why she wasn't in uniform with her weapon in tow. The newspaper Haaretz notes that 'To an Israeli, the photo makes perfectly practical sense. When soldiers take their weapon off military premises, they must guard it closely and keep it on their person, at all times. Having one's weapon stolen is harshly punished with time in military...
  • Neighbors stunned at fatal shooting of armed teen by Sacramento police

    07/10/2012 8:19:47 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 61 replies ^ | 10 July 2012 | Darell Smith
    A makeshift memorial marked the spot on Dixie Lou Street where a teen was shot multiple times and killed by Sacramento police Saturday after what officers said was a struggle over an assault weapon stowed in the youth's clothes. Ascencion Herrera was 17. Sacramento County coroner's officials said he died just before 7 p.m. Saturday, about a half-hour after he was shot. The two officers involved in the shooting – both in their third year with the force – remained on paid administrative leave Monday, said Sacramento police spokeswoman Michele Gigante. As friends and the curious made their way to...
  • Police searching for woman who attacked man with stilletto heel

    04/12/2012 7:32:13 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 8 replies ^ | 11 April 2012 | unattributed
    SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Police were looking for a woman Wednesday who sent a man to the emergency room after hitting him in the head with a stiletto heel early Sunday morning. According to, Matt Meidinger, the general manager at Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen, was leaving the Balboa Café Saturday night after drinking with some friends when he witnessed a fight breaking out between two men. While attempting to intervene, a woman associated with one of the fighters hit him in the head with one of her high-heeled shoes. “Blood immediately started pouring down the left side...
  • Carson City Shooting Prompts A Call For Review of Nevada's Gun Laws (illegal NFA)

    10/24/2011 8:27:02 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 37 replies ^ | 23OCT11 | AP
    A deadly shooting rampage at a Carson City IHOP restaurant last month has prompted a call for a review of Nevada's gun laws. Assembly Judiciary Committee Chairman William Horne said it would be appropriate for lawmakers to consider changes to the state's gun regulations after a man with a history of mental illness shot 11 people with an assault weapon at the restaurant, killing three Nevada National Guard members and a civilian before killing himself. Horne, D-Las Vegas, told the Reno Gazette-Journal that while he's a gun owner who supports gun rights, he questions why citizens need to own an...
  • Federal judge to examine California's definition of assault weapon

    05/29/2011 4:50:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies · 1+ views ^ | 27 May, 2011 | Chris Hinyub
    The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and Calguns Foundation have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in California to have the state's definition of “assault weapons” declared unconstitutionally vague. Joining these organizations as a Plaintiff is Iraq combat veteran Brendan John Richards who served as a U.S. Marine. The impetus for this legal action stems from Richards' six-day incarceration in the Sonoma County jail last May. It was then that City of Rohnert police officer Dean Becker responded to a disturbance at a motel where Richards was staying. Through the course of his investigation, Becker discovered that Richards had two...
  • 2 from Longport face gun charges

    02/11/2011 1:43:01 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    shorenewstoday ^ | 9 Feb 2011 | Staff Reports
    LONGPORT NJ – Two residents are facing weapons charges related to the unlawful possession of a military-style Colt AR-15 assault rifle, according to police. The two were arrested Saturday, Feb. 5 after a month-long investigation. Walter H. Westcoat, 84, of South 33rd Avenue, was arrested and charged with two counts of unlawful possession of an assault weapon. Westcoat was also charged with unlawful possession of large-capacity magazines. Arrested at the same time was Mary J. Landry, 54, who resides at the same residence. Landry was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of an unlicensed shotgun. According to Lt. William...
  • Assault Weapons Ban Introduced in the Maryland State Senate

    02/09/2010 8:48:32 AM PST · by toshut · 41 replies · 1,163+ views
    Well folks, just when you thought that there might be some hope that the anti-gun faithful members of the Maryland State Senate had learned their lesson about proposing nonsense bills like bans on so-called assault weapons, they prove otherwise. Senator Mike Lennett (D), District 19, Montgomery County, has introduced SB516, the Maryland Assault Weapons Ban of 2010. His co-sponsors are a veritable Who's Who of the anti-gun wing of the Senate. Now's the time to head this thing off before the hearing is even scheduled and let the members of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee know that Maryland citizens will...
  • Everything is an 'assault weapon' if you stretch the definition far enough

    09/11/2009 11:45:35 PM PDT · by Still Thinking · 16 replies · 1,161+ views
    Cleveland Gun Rights Examiner ^ | September 10, 2009 | Daniel White
    The Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, with their usual propensity for lying, is claiming they have proof that Columbus' "assault weapons ban" which expired three years ago was smart legislation. Monday, a police officer was shot during a high speed chase by what is being reported as an "AK-47" (I remain dubious). Another was shot with a handgun by the drunk driving suspect. Since nowhere in any of the reports can I find any statement confirming it was an automatic rifle, I am forced to assume that it was not. Real AK-47s are quite rare in this country, having been...
  • Council Mulls Assault Weapons Ban For G-20[Pittsburgh]

    08/28/2009 9:44:10 AM PDT · by BGHater · 12 replies · 772+ views
    KDKA ^ | 28 Aug 2009 | KDKA
    City council members are expected to consider a proposed assault weapons ban today during a special session on the G-20 Summit As the G-20 Summit nears, Pittsburgh City Council is considering the possibility of instituting an assault weapons ban during the high-profile event. According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, city officials are talking about reviving an old law that would ban those types of weapons. If approved, the ban would likely be in effect until after the G-20 Summit ends. City council members are expected to consider the assault weapons ban today along with many other pieces...
  • Clueless in California

    03/27/2009 6:11:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies · 589+ views
    Armed and Safe ^ | 26 March, 2009 | NA
    In California, they've already passed so many draconian restrictions on private gun ownership that it's apparently getting difficult for them to think of any new ones. So, when a career violent felon (and apparent child rapist) murders four cops, which he was able to do despite the most restrictive state gun laws in the country, and when the legislators still want to diagnose the problem as one of not enough gun laws, they have to get creative. Luckily, California lawmakers are up to the challenge of creatively infringing on that which shall not be infringed. In response to the fatal...
  • Holder continues his attack on 2nd Amendment

    02/25/2009 7:48:39 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 82 replies · 1,736+ views
    foxdfw ^ | 02/25/09 | fox
    At a press conference today announcing the drug cartel arrests (in which he had little to no involvement), US AG Holder also suggested that re-instituting a U.S. ban on the sale of assault weapons would help reduce the bloodshed in Mexico, where last year 6,000 people were killed in drug-related violence.

    02/16/2009 5:25:49 PM PST · by Revtwo · 14 replies · 1,535+ views
    Pro-Gun New hampshire ^ | 02/16/2009 | Evan Nappen
    Swami Evan looks into his crystal ball and what does he see as the most immediate threat to gun owners? It is NOT the anti-gunners "dancing in blood" of Blair Holt to push for national gun licensing and other extreme measures. It is NOT the renewal of the failed 1994 Assault Weapon Ban. It is NOT even the McCain-backed "Gun Show Loophole" fix. Although any or all of these might eventually be a fight, the real, immediate risk is an Executive Order "Gun Ban" by Obama. On Thursday, February 12, Congressman Eliot Engel, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee...
  • Obama on gun control

    11/10/2008 8:24:53 PM PST · by mamelukesabre · 28 replies · 466+ views ^ | nov 07 2008 | barak obama
    "Address Gun Violence in Cities: As president, Barack Obama would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals who shouldn't have them. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault...
  • [China] Candid Camera: Severe Atmosphere, Beijing Police Patrol with Assault Weapons for First Time

    07/19/2008 2:00:56 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 58 replies · 186+ views
    Boxun ^ | 07/18/08
    Candid Camera: Severe Atmosphere, Beijing Police Patrol with Assault Weapons for First Time By Boxun Jul 18, 2008 - 3:09:14 PM With less than 20 days until the Olympics, Beijing's streets have seen an increase in Peoples Armed Police in full riot gear, police with special duties and regular beat police. The police are carrying semi-automatic assault weapons for the first time. From the grim expressions on these policemen's faces, it is clear that they are prepared for a surprise attack. Beijing citizens expressed to Boxun that not even after the military crackdown in Tiananmen Square in 1989 did police...
  • Auto Assault 12--Full Auto Shotgun (300 RPM) Vanity

    02/05/2008 8:35:20 PM PST · by wildbill · 38 replies · 15,328+ views
    You Tube ^ | 2-4-2008
    300 rounds per minute, recoiless, plus grenade rounds with HE, frag, and special rounds up to 100 meters.
  • First-ever gunshot victim found (History)

    06/21/2007 9:13:21 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 20 replies · 573+ views
    AP via The Times of India ^ | 21 Jun, 2007 l 0051 hrs IST | AP
    WASHINGTON: The musket blast was sudden and deadly, the killing nearly 500 years ago of what may have been the first gunshot victim in the Western Hemisphere. "We didn't expect it. We saw this skull and saw the almost round hole and thought people must have been shooting around here recently," said Guillermo Cock, an archaeologist who found the remains near Lima, Peru. But he realised that the skull was ancient, and a recent bullet strike would simply have shattered it, Cock said. The skull was found among a large group of bones of ancient Incas, who had died violently...
  • Don't You Dare Say You Didn't Know

    03/07/2007 1:12:49 PM PST · by DGallandro · 42 replies · 1,378+ views
    Author | March 7, 2007 | David M. Gallandro
    Don't you dare say you didn't knowDavid M. Gallandro Well, here it is again. The .50 caliber sniper rifle thing fizzled like a wet firecracker, and then the AWB sunset in 2004 and all was right with the world for a few years. Then, out of the blue, a democratic representative from New York put HR 1022 on the table for the committee, entitled "The Assault Weapons Ban And Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2007". That's a pretty misleading name, at least the second half, as it was already proven from 1994 to 2004, when the OLD "Assault Weapons Ban"...
  • Blagojevich Stumps For Assault Weapons Ban

    03/19/2006 1:10:39 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies · 576+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 03-19-2006 | AP
    (AP) MAYWOOD, Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich is talking to friendly church audiences today about one of his campaign positions - a statewide ban on assault weapons. Tuesday is Election Day. Blagojevich is being challenged in the Democratic primary by Edwin Eisendrath, but the governor said the visits are not campaign stops. Blagojevich spoke to reporters after delivering his standard campaign speech at Proviso Baptist Church in Maywood. In the speech, the governor discussed being the son of working parents and said he wants to improve education and health care in Illinois. He also urged worshippers to call their lawmakers to...
  • S645 - Text of Frank Launtenberg's Ugly Gun Ban (I refuse to use the term assault weapons)

    03/19/2005 1:16:30 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 31 replies · 846+ views
    thomas ^ | 3-16-05 | Frank Lautenberg
    Mr. LAUTENBERG. Mr. President, I rise to speak about a common sense bill that will protect American citizens and law enforcement officers. The Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act is designed to restore and strengthen the ban on assault weapons that expired on September 13, 2004. The Government Accountability Office recently reported that 47 people on the terrorist watch list legally purchased firearms in this country last year. I personally believe that a person on the terrorist watch list, who isn't allowed to board a commercial airliner, should not be able to purchase any weapon. But they especially...
  • Teens with assault rifle charged on gun counts (media gun story BARF ALERT)

    11/22/2004 8:41:06 AM PST · by DocH · 52 replies · 3,233+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | November 22, 2004 | No one claims this beauty
    Two Buffalo teenagers were arrested early Sunday after police said they found a loaded, assault rifle in the car in which they were sitting. Demetrius McGee, 16, of Davidson Street, and Denell A. Baker, 18, of Tennyson Street, were charged with two counts of criminal weapons possession. Officers investigating a complaint on Box Avenue said they found the two in a maroon Pontiac Grand Am with a Ruger Mini 14 .233-caliber rifle, an adaptable, machine gun-type weapon. The rifle was loaded with a magazine containing nine rounds of ammunition with one bullet in the chamber, according to the report. Police...
  • Five killed, three wounded in Wisconsin shooting

    11/21/2004 8:33:17 PM PST · by craig61a · 90 replies · 5,086+ views
    Minneapolis Star & Tribune ^ | November 22, 2004 | Associated Press
    HAYWARD, Wis. -- A dispute among deer hunters over a tree stand in northwestern Wisconsin erupted Sunday in a series of shootings that left five people dead and three injured, officials said. The alleged gunman, a man from the Twin Cities area, was arrested at about 5:15 p.m. Sunday at the Rusk and Sawyer County line, according to Sawyer County sheriff's officials. The violence began shortly after a hunting party saw a hunter occupying their tree stand, Sawyer County Chief Deputy Tim Zeigle told KSTP-TV of St. Paul, Minn. A confrontation, and shooting, followed.
  • Robbers Pose As Police: Men in SWAT Gear Terrorize Family (Dallas)

    11/10/2004 10:38:51 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 27 replies · 1,739+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | November 10, 2004 | Jason Trahan
    "Policia! Policia!" JIM MAHONEY/DMN Policia! Policia! That's what six masked men – dressed in black SWAT gear labeled "police" and armed with what appeared to be high-powered assault rifles and handguns – yelled as they swarmed into a small welding business that also doubles as the home of Camilo Rodea, his wife and two small sons. "They said, 'Give me the marijuana!' " Mr. Rodea said Tuesday afternoon, a few hours after the attempted robbery about 10:20 a.m. in the 9400 block of Bermuda Road in southeast Oak Cliff. "I said I didn't have any. "They said, 'If you love...
  • If You Know a Hunter/Gun Owner

    10/27/2004 4:51:11 AM PDT · by Read2Know · 1 replies · 200+ views
    Thomas US Congress on the Internet ^ | July 17, 2003 | LAUTENBERG CORZINE
    If you know a hunter/gun owner who is leaning towards Kerry, show them this proposed legislation which is fully supoirted by John Kerry.I have no doubt a president Kerry would sign this sweeping gun ban into law
  • Maine: AWB Debate Tonight (09/15/04) on Ch. 6

    09/15/2004 2:11:12 PM PDT · by Uncle Jaque · 10 replies · 652+ views
    Uncle Jaque
    President of ME Gun Owners Assoc. Jeff WEINSTEIN will be discussing the "Assault Weapon Ban" with Portland Police Chief "mike" CHITWOOD tonight on Ch. 6 "207" Show at 1900 hrs. tonight. Portland Democrat Ethan STRIMLING is promising to introduce a bill to ban "Assault Weapons" in ME as California has done some time ago. Unlike the Federal AWB, these State bans never "sunset". In an earlier interview, STRIMLING could not tell the difference between an AR-15 and an M-16; but facts have never stopped liberals from banning what they don't like before, so we don't expect any ignorance-based inhibitions on...
  • So SICK of hearing all the ignorance from the media on the "Assault Weapon" Ban

    09/13/2004 3:47:58 PM PDT · by The_Macallan · 1 replies · 246+ views
    self | The_Macallan
    I don't think I've seen a single report on TV, radio or in print over the last week (and ESPECIALLY yesterday and today) that wasn't topped off with a bunch of factual errors, misrepresentations, omissions and/or outright LIES regarding the "Assault Weapon" Ban. I just have to get a "Talking Points" list and spread it and MAYBE someone will actually start getting it right. If you think of any more, feel free to add them. Getting The Facts STRAIGHT On The "Assault Weapon" Ban Expiration 1. "Assault weapons" are NOT the same as "machine guns". They are "semi-automatic" meaning one...
  • Travis McGee's Book In Third Printing

    09/13/2004 3:37:07 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 104 replies · 1,603+ views ^ | September 13th, 2004 | Travis McGee
    Today, on the day the so-called Assault Weapons Ban has passed into history, I thought I'd mention that my Second Amendment novel "Enemies Foreign And Domestic" has just gone into its third printing. The first 3,000 copies have sold out in the past year, and I'm publishing another 2,000 copies. Thanks to all of the freepers who have helped to make the book an internet cult hit! And I'd also like to mention that with the radical left in complete hysteria over the prospects of a second Bush term, the chances of an arranged "assault rifle massacre" before the election...
  • AW Ban is dead! Now let's turn recover MORE of our RKBA!

    09/12/2004 10:51:05 PM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 34 replies · 924+ views
    Myself, with help from "Thomas". | 9/12/04 | Richard Brengman
    Here are the bills we need to push hard in the next session of congress! H.R. 153 covers most of the worst abuses of our RKBA, but some of the others certainly need our support as well. There were several other good bills introduced in this session, but ALL of them die in committee this week. I got these of the "Thomas" site, it only took a couple of minutes. Let's put the whole idea of "gun control" into the history books! ------------------------------------------------- Second Amendment Protection Act of 2003 (Introduced in House) HR 153 IH 108th CONGRESS 1st Session H....

    09/09/2004 3:13:14 PM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 9 replies · 1,024+ views
    Second Amendment Foundation | 9/9/04 | SAF
    NEWS RELEASE SAF CONDEMNS ABC NEWS FRAUD IN REPORT ON SUNSET OF 'ASSAULT WEAPONS' LAW The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) today called on ABC News anchor Peter Jennings and correspondent Bill Redeker to admit the network distorted fact during a report on the end of the so-called "assault weapons" ban that aired Wednesday evening, Sept. 8. During that segment, video footage from the North Hollywood bank robbery shootout in March 1997 showed the robbers firing full-automatic weapons, suggesting that this type of firearm will be legal when the ban expires at midnight Sept. 13. These guns had been illegally modified,...
  • Anti-gun WHACKOS REGURGITATING OLD Shooting Incidents In Effort To Keep Clinton's Semi-Auto Ban

    08/17/2004 8:18:40 AM PDT · by DocH · 8 replies · 470+ views
    I've got a daily news search set up on "My Yahoo" to give me a list of news stories relating to 2nd Amendment issues. I have specifically set up a daily search for stories using the keywords, "gun, assault weapon". I know that the people who run Yahoo are left-wing anti-gun geeks, and the major "mainstream media is of the same ilk. Due to that, I'm NOT surprised to see that most of the stories that come up are NOT favorable to guns, gun owners, or the 2nd Amendment. What I noticed today though, goes beyond the pale. Wishing for,...