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  • US Customs Seize Millions Worth of Illicit Narcotics and Assault Weapon Parts From China

    06/28/2020 7:48:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/28/2020 | Frank Fang
    U.S. customs officials in Cincinnati recently seized 530 pounds of illicit narcotics and other controlled substances in a shipment originating from China, which had a street value of over $2 million. The cargo also contained other illicit goods such as counterfeit products and prohibited food items. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the seizure in a press release on June 26. The shipment, intercepted by customs officials on May 11, was destined for a single importer in Aurora, Colorado. “This is the largest synthetic seizure in the history of our port,” said Cincinnati Port Director Richard Gillespie in the press...
  • Detroit construction worker speaks out after confrontation with Joe Biden

    03/11/2020 7:42:16 AM PDT · by karpov · 75 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 11, 2020 | Mark Moore
    The Detroit construction worker who got into a shouting match with Joe Biden said the former vice president “kind of went off the deep end” when he asked a question about his intent to ban assault weapons. “I thought I was pretty articulate and respectful. I didn’t try to raise feathers,” Jerry Wayne said Wednesday during an interview with “Fox & Friends.” “He kind of just went off the deep end. … Once he got caught in a lie, I kind of wanted to ask him why he wanted to take our long arms rather than the handguns,” Wayne continued....
  • Biden Likens Owning an AR-15 to Falsely Shouting Fire in a Crowded Theater. The presidential contender has trouble explaining why the guns he wants to ban fall outside the Second Amendment.

    03/10/2020 7:35:30 PM PDT · by karpov · 40 replies
    Reason ^ | March 10, 2020 | Jacob Sullum
    Former Vice President Joe Biden, the leading contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, today got into a heated argument with a Detroit autoworker who challenged his support for a new federal "assault weapon" ban. Even leaving aside Biden's reference to an "AR-14" when he meant "AR-15," the conversation revealed both the illogic of his proposal and the suspicions it understandably arouses among many gun owners. Cellphone video of the encounter shows a bearded man in a hard hat accusing Biden of "actively trying to end our Second Amendment right and take away our guns." Biden denied the charge. "You're full...
  • Rep. Gainey appeals for statewide ban on assault weapons

    10/11/2019 3:10:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 10, 2019 | Lacretia Wimbley
    Democratic state legislators urged Pittsburghers on Thursday to support a bill that would ban the use of some military-style rifles by everyone except service members and law enforcement personnel. The lawmakers also said hunters in Pennsylvania don’t need the added firepower of semiautomatic rifles, including AR-15-type weapons, even though the Legislature passed a law in 2017 allowing that. The weapons increasingly are being used in mass killings that are “traumatizing today’s children,” said state Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Lincoln-Lemington, at a gathering sponsored by House Democrats at the Carnegie Library in Homewood. He and others called for support of a bill...
  • It’s not too late to tell the GOP to keep their 2nd Amendment promises

    08/11/2019 6:34:17 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | August 11, 2019 | JD Rucker
    If you’re having a hard time distinguishing between many of our Republicans lawmakers and their Democratic counterparts lately, you’re not alone. The calls for gun control laws coming from both sides are deafening following last weekend’s mass shootings. They’re crumbling under the pressure of progressives who claim thoughts and prayers are not enough, that we must DO something. The problem is in emotional reactions that are driving the calls for universal background checks, red flag gun laws, and “assault weapons” bans. Many Republicans are scrambling for a response, not a solution. They’re trying to find something they can hang their...
  • The Trump gun trajectory: From banning assault weapons to NRA endorsement

    08/07/2019 8:38:50 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 2019 | Rob Crilly
    I generally oppose gun control, wrote Donald Trump in his 2000 book, The America We Deserve, “but I support the ban on assault weapons and I support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun.” It was an uncontroversial view for a freewheeling New Yorker, who moved in the same circles as Bill and Hillary Clinton, and liked to speak his mind. Twelve years later, even after he had begun his shift to the right, Trump endorsed Barack Obama’s push for tougher gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting that cost the lives of 20...
  • Biden says he's coming for assault weapons, as 2020 Dems urge new ban in wake of shootings

    08/06/2019 2:46:21 PM PDT · by PROCON · 79 replies ^ | Aug. 6, 2019 | Paul Steinhauser
    The horrific mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton that left 31 people dead and dozens more injured have thrust the issue of gun violence into the center of the 2020 presidential campaign -- with calls growing louder in the Democratic field for the return of an assault-weapons ban.~~SNIP~~The former vice president, in a CNN interview, said that a Biden administration would push for a “national buyback program” to get such firearms “off the street.”Asked what he’d say to gun owners worried that Biden would be coming for their guns, he quickly answered: "Bingo! You're right, if you have an...
  • Ban Assault Weapons Now (BAWN) said Florida AG Lied about Assault Weapons Ban

    08/05/2019 7:32:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 August, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    In a recent video on politics at, the station plays quotes from the Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and the Chair of Ban Assault Weapons Now, Gail Schwartz. The Attorney General says the initiative is deliberately deceptive, a trick. Schwartz says the AG is lying.  From In a letter to the court submitted Friday, Moody called the language in the proposed amendment “misleading,” saying the court should move to keep the matter from voters. She argues that the proposal goes far beyond banning so-called assault weapons and could also ban the possession of all semi-automatic long guns....
  • The NY Post’s call for a new ‘assault weapons’ ban is so WRONG for all the right reasons

    08/05/2019 7:11:17 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 21 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/5/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Well, it’s happening. Following a week in which three mass shootings have occurred in the U.S., now even right-leaning publications are calling for draconian “bans” of an entire class of firearm. Specifically, the New York Post, which we respect, is calling for POTUS Donald Trump to push for a reimposition of an “assault weapons ban” like the one Democrats pushed through during Bill Clinton’s first term in office. The Post notes: Two mass shootings within 24 hours in El Paso and Dayton, days after the Garlic Festival killings. Three months after Virginia Beach, six months after Aurora, nine months after...
  • [Kamala] Harris wants ban on importing AR-15-style assault weapons

    05/15/2019 6:46:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2019
    Kamala Harris wants to ban the importation of AR-15-style assault weapons by executive action if elected president. On Wednesday, the Democratic senator and presidential candidate from California will detail her proposal to stop importing the weapons until the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives can analyze whether the ban should be permanent. …
  • Who proved that gun bans will do nothing to stop domestic terrorism? The Obama administration

    03/23/2019 2:35:10 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 5 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 3/23/19 | Jon Dougherty
    In the wake of the worst single-day killing spree in New Zealand’s history, the country’s Left-wing government and prime minister went full authoritarian and moved to immediately ban “military-style assault rifles” of the type used by terrorist Brenton Tarrant. That will surely prevent any future incidents, PM Jacinda Ardern and members of her government have assured the 5 million citizens who live in New Zealand. Surely. Because it wasn’t completely the crazed shooter’s fault, really; it was his choice of weapons. Other Leftists have taken similar actions after similar incidents in their own countries. Most Western democracies, in fact, now...
  • Boulder Residents Given 23 Days to ‘Certify’ Assault Weapons or Face Fines, Jail

    12/07/2018 7:26:48 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 69 replies
    GunsAmerica Digest ^ | 12/4/18 | Jordan Michaels
    Residents of Boulder, Co., have until December 27 to “certify” their “assault weapons” or remove the firearms from city limits. Those who fail to comply could face fines, jail time, and confiscation and destruction of their firearms, according to the Denver Post. Boulder police say they have certified 85 firearms since the city council passed an “assault weapons” ban in May. Residents who already owned prohibited rifles, pistols, and shotguns were given the chance to keep their firearms by certifying prior ownership with police. The council also voted unanimously to ban “high-capacity” magazines and bump stocks. “My hope is that...
  • Tapper Presses Georgia's Abrams on Gun-Control Bill, She Claims 'Conversation'

    11/05/2018 4:22:21 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Kudos to Jake Tapper. On his State of the Union CNN show this morning, not only did Tapper raise with Georgia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams the legislation she introduced as a member of the Georgia legislature that would have forced Georgians to surrender their "assault weapons." Tapper then twice pressed Abrams on it as she tried to dance away.Abrams's weasel word of the day: "conversation." No fewer than five times Abrams claimed she was merely trying to start a "conversation" on the subject. Sorry, Ms. Abrams: when you introduce legislation, you're not merely starting a conversation. You're expressing what...
  • The Miracle Continues: 365 Days of 2ndVote GunCam Shows No Evidence of a Gun Committing a Crime

    07/15/2018 12:43:58 PM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 7/11/2018 | unknown
    Can you believe it? After 365 days of careful, around-the-clock scrutiny, our 2ndVote GunCam experiment has not produced any observable evidence that a watched gun will move, load, fire, or harm anyone on its own. See for yourself! Last week, we reminded you to watch closely as we counted the final days to the 1-year mark of our groundbreaking study. We know everyone was nervous, and watching with baited breath. But we can now proudly celebrate! And what a relief! We are grateful to our supporters for being part of this harrowing journey. As researchers, we know it will take...
  • ICYMI: Boulder Just Banned Ownership of AR-15 Rifles

    06/05/2018 8:38:53 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4 Jun, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, this is no shocker. Bolstered by the Supreme Court’s inaction on answering the question concerning the constitutionality of assault weapons bans, slices of Blue America have taken it to its limits—and by limits I mean passing ordinances that are totally unconstitutional. In Deerfield, Illinois, the village has banned the ownership of AR-15 rifles and other firearms liberals find scary. Yet, it goes beyond that, because the definition of an assault weapon (yes, I know not a real term) is so broad. Essentially any firearm that uses a detachable magazine that holds more than ten rounds is a so-called assault...
  • Assault Weapon': The Semantic Trojan Horse

    04/09/2018 8:18:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/09/2018 | By Leann Horrocks
    There is no better example of muddy thinking than the expression "assault weapon." This expression is a combination of two inexact lay terms that are together even more unclear. The expression has something of a visceral punch that news reporters and pubescent demonstrators find as useful as aging senators do. The muddiness suits them. Therein lies its danger. A weapon, after all, can be anything. In the case of London, the weapons of choice these days are knives and acid. At the other end of the spectrum, some people are so assertive that a dirty look can instill fear. Consider...
  • An Open Letter to the Deerfield, Illinois, Village Board of Trustees

    04/07/2018 12:14:22 PM PDT · by pboyington · 37 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 6, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    Dear Village Board of Trustees: You undoubtedly feel good about your recent assault weapons ban; a classic knee jerk, left wing gun control measure; full, like all liberal actions, of sound and fury, while signifying nothing but tyranny. According to the ordinance, which you unanimously approved Monday night, it is unlawful for a person “to carry, keep, bear, transport or possess an assault weapon in the Village,” except if the weapon is “broken down in a non-functioning state,” is “not immediately accessible to any person,” or is “unloaded and enclosed in a case, firearm carrying box, shipping box, or other...
  • Deerfield bans "assault" weapons and "high"-capacity magazines

    04/03/2018 9:13:39 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 50 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 04/03/18 | Steve Sadin
    Owners of assault weapons living in Deerfield have until June 13 to remove the firearms from village limits or face daily fines after a ban was approved Monday night. The Village Board of Trustees unanimously approved a ban on certain types of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, amending a 2013 ordinance that regulated the storage of those items. The new ordinance prohibits the possession, sale and manufacturing of certain types of assault weapons and large capacity magazines within the village, according to the legislation. One change from the law as it was originally discussed exempts retired police officers, according to...

    03/24/2018 6:26:57 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 26 replies
    De;aware General Assembly ^ | March 22, 2018 | Bryan Townsend
    This Act prohibits the manufacture, sale, offer to sell, transfer, purchase, receipt, possession, or transport of assault weapons in Delaware, subject to certain exceptions. One exception relevant to individuals is that the Act does not prohibit the possession and transport of firearms that were lawfully possessed or fully applied for before the effective date of this Act; although for these firearms there are certain restrictions relating to their possession and transport after the effective date of this Act. This Act is based on the Firearm Safety Act of 2013 (“FSA”) passed in Maryland in the wake of the tragic slaughtering...
  • Oregon initiative would outlaw assault weapons, unless guns are registered with police

    03/21/2018 7:12:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 68 replies ^ | March 21, 2018 | KATU News
    SALEM, Ore. – A recently filed Oregon initiative would make manufacturing, importing, possessing, purchasing or selling an assault weapon or large capacity magazine a crime – with only a few exceptions. If passed, Oregon Initiative 42 would only allow owners to keep their assault weapons and large capacity magazines if they register them with Oregon State Police. If the initiative goes into effect, anyone who owns an assault weapon or large capacity magazine will be required to remove them from the state, sell the items, surrender the items to a law enforcement agency for destruction, render the assault weapon permanently...