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  • Bill Clinton: More people would have died if clubgoers were armed

    06/14/2016 8:38:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | June 14, 2016 | Jonathan Easley
    Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that more people would have died in the terrorist attack at a nightclub in Orlando over the weekend if clubgoers had been armed and shot back at the lone gunman. In an interview with Bloomberg TV, the former president was asked to respond to Donald Trumpís claim that fewer people would have died at the club if they had firearms. ďDid you see how dark it was?Ē Clinton said. ďItís likely that more people would have been killed.Ē A gunman of Afghan descent, who claimed to have been inspired by the Islamic State in...
  • Professor Obama Uses Briefing On ISIS To Lecture Us About Banning Assault Weapons, Bashes Trump

    06/14/2016 12:32:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | June 14, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    resident Obama held a press briefing, updating the nation on the threat posed to us by the Islamic State. He said that first and foremost, our minds are with those who have suffered unbearable loss and grief in the wake of the Orlando attack on Sunday. He reiterated that the victims are not alone. The American people, our allies, and friends all over the world stand with them. FBI Director James Comey updated the president on the terror investigation, saying that there is no credible evidence that a foreign terrorist organization ordered this attack, but repeated the point that the...
  • Letter from Clinton comes back to haunt Kasich (1994 Assault Weapons Ban)

    03/15/2016 9:41:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    WND ^ | 3/14/16 | LEO HOHMANN
    Shows willingness to compromise on gun rights. It could be the most damaging ďDear JohnĒ letter of the 2016 presidential primary race. A letter from former President Bill Clinton disclosed just days before the Ohio primary is causing Ohio Gov. John Kasich problems on the campaign trail. Kasich tells GOP voters he can ďget things doneĒ by working with Democrats but also stresses he is a ďdefender of the 2nd Amendment.Ē The letter from Clinton shows Kasich made a deal to restrict the Second Amendment rights of American ďon one of the most critical votes on guns ever,Ē according to...
  • John Kasich Doesnít Regret Voting for Assault Weapons Ban, Regrets Law Didn't Have Desired Impact

    03/14/2016 5:13:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/2/15 | Fox News Sunday
    John Kasich Doesnít Regret Voting for Assault Weapons Ban, Regrets Law Didn't Have Desired Impact. Fox News Sunday Video at link.
  • 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¬ím asked about gun control and ¬ďassault weapons,¬Ē 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¬ít 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, ¬ďThe evidence...
  • Pro Publica Fact-Check Finds Feinsteinís Assault Weapons Ban Didnít Work

    09/25/2014 5:16:11 PM PDT · by lbryce · 1 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 25, 2014 | Staff
    Though her ban on certain styles of rifles lapsed a decade ago, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) continues to push for its reinstatement and tout its effectiveness. A new fact-check from Pro Publica found Feinsteinís Clinton-era assault weapons ban had no noticeable effect on crime. In the ten years since the federal assault weapons ban expired, Sen. Dianne Feinstein 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, ďThe evidence is clear: The ban worked.Ē But gun violence experts say the exact opposite. ďThere...
  • Reid: Gun Control "More Important Than Preventing Imagined Tyranny"

    04/17/2013 11:12:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    RealClearPolitics Video ^ | April 17, 2013
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) mocked Second Amendment rights activists while announcing his support for a ban on assault weapons and limits to high-capacity magazine clips on the Senate floor today. REID: In the 1920s, organized crime was committing murders with machine guns. So Congress dramatically limited the sale and transfer of machine guns. As a result, machine guns all but disappeared from the streets. We can and should take the same common-sense approach to safeguard Americans from modern weapons of war. That is why I will vote for Senator Dianne Feinsteinís assault weapons ban Ė because we must strike...
  • Harry Reid: We donít have the Right to Arm ourselves Against the Government

    04/17/2013 10:10:09 AM PDT · by politisite · 133 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/17/2013 | Alexis Levinson
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said that he will support the Assault Weapon Ban against what he calls conspiracy theorists, black helicopters and false flags: ďIíll vote for the ban because saving the lives of police officers, young and old, and innocent civilians, young and old, is more important than preventing imagined tyranny,Ē
  • Harry Reid Mocks 'Imagined Tyranny' in Statement Supporting Assault Weapons Ban

    04/17/2013 6:53:27 AM PDT · by kristinn · 57 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9:48 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | Sen. Harry Reid
    "I will vote for assault weapons ban because maintaining law and order and saving lives is more important than preventing imagined tyranny."
  • New York's assault weapon registration begins under NY SAFE Act

    04/16/2013 1:53:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Key measures of New York's tough new gun law have kicked in, meaning owners of firearms now reclassified as assault weapons are required to register their guns. There are also new limits on the number of bullets allowed in magazines. The new provisions took effect Monday. New York's affiliate of the National Rifle Association says it expects to ask a federal judge late in the afternoon to immediately halt the magazine limit. The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association says the law violates the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens "to keep commonly possessed firearms." Association president Tom King says...
  • R.I. gun legislation targets unlawful ownership, assault weapons

    04/16/2013 1:38:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Brown Daily Herald ^ | April 16, 2013 | Jillian Lanney
    The Rhode Island General Assembly is considering a nine-bill package of gun control legislation ≠ó including a statewide assault weapons ban ó that Gov. Lincoln Chafee í75 Pí14 announced with other legislative and community leaders at a press conference last Tuesday afternoon. ďThis is a conversation thatís taking place right now in every state and at the national level,Ē said Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed, D-Newport. The bills are the product of months of collaboration between legislators and law enforcement officials, she said. The call to action was in part inspired by the Dec. 14 elementary school shooting in Newtown,...
  • Gun Mfr. Will Leave CT Over Gun Ctrl. Legislation: ĎCall to All in Our Industry to Leave This Stateí

    04/10/2013 10:02:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Blaze / The Associated Press ^ | April 10. 2013 | Jason Howerton
    BRISTOL ó A Connecticut gun-maker has announced Wednesday it intends to leave the state following the passage of gun control legislation it says tramples on the rights of citizens and does not show enough consideration for the industry. Bristol-based PTR says in a statement posted on its website that it has not decided where it will move, but it has commitments from most employees to relocate. The company makes military-style rifles and employs more than 40 people. PTR Vice President John McNamara said Wednesday that it expects to make a more formal announcement about a move within six weeks. The...
  • Plausible, or Propaganda? The ĎHigh-Capacity Magazineí Argument

    04/08/2013 9:17:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 7, 2013 | John Rosenberg
    What appears to be the gun-control crowd's most winnable argument is as irrational as the rest. The Hartford Courant reports that on April 1, Connecticut legislators reached bipartisan agreement on what they say could be the ďnationís strongest gun-control bill,Ē and that easy passage is expected. One of the bills provisions: scary-looking semi-automatic rifles (ďassault weaponsĒ) will now need only one frightening feature (such as a pistol grip or flash suppressor) instead of the current two to make the banned list. A second: future sales of ďhigh-capacity magazinesĒ of over 10 rounds will be banned. This is the one element...
  • Manufacturer of Colt AR-15s Relocating To Texas

    04/08/2013 7:09:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 8, 2013 | Andrea Ryan
    Pay attention, Connecticut. Youíre next. Colt Competition, a manufacturer of high end Colt AR-15 rifles in Canby, Oregon, is moving its firearms production to the 2nd Amendment supporting state of Texas. According to CBS DFW, A firearms company that makes AR-15 style rifles for the iconic brand Colt, will open a plant in Breckenridge in Stephens County. Oregon company Bold Ideas confirmed the development Friday. Bold Ideas goes by the name Colt Competition, making high accuracy rifles for competition shooting. --snip-- This move follows on the heels of Magpulís recent decision to pull their manufacturing of the companyís highly popular...
  • Connecticut Governor Compares NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre To A 'Circus Clown'

    04/08/2013 12:14:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 7, 2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy had some harsh words for NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre on Sunday, comparing the gun lobby chief to "clowns at the circus." Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" with Candy Crowley, Malloy hit back at LaPierre over his dismissal of Connecticut's strict new gun laws. "Wayne reminds me of the clowns at the circus. They get the most attention," Malloy said. "And that's what he's paid to do. But the reality is is that the gun that was used to kill 26 people on Dec. 14 was legally purchased in the state of Connecticut, even though...
  • Sales of assault weapons surge in Maryland, gun sellers say (Brady Bunch endorse O'Malley's actions)

    04/06/2013 2:32:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 6, 2013 | Chris Gordon
    The sale of military-style weapons in Maryland has skyrocketed because of the concern they'll will be banned once the strict gun control bill passed by the Maryland General Assembly on Thursday goes into effect. At Engage Armament in Rockville, there are only a few assault weapons left because so many have been sold in anticipation of gun restrictions. Ammunition has gone up in price -- that is, if you can even find bullets in stock. "Everything's been bought up and we've had ammunition that came right off the trucks," said A.J. Wynne, an employee at Engage Armament. "They'd say, 'What...
  • The Totalitarianism Of Universal Background Checks

    04/05/2013 10:01:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Albany Tribune ^ | April 4, 2013 | Anthony Gregory
    Finally, some sanity, and from a somewhat unexpected source. The ACLU is concerned about the civil liberties implications of the new Harry Reid Senate bill to establish so-called ďuniversal background checksĒ for firearms purchases. The organization has tended toward silence on gun rights, but at least now it recognizes aspects of the problem with this terrible proposal. Ever since Sandy Hook, the Obama administration and its progressive choir have demanded a new Assault Weapons Ban (AWB). Now it looks like that plan is toast. California Senator Dianne Feinstein blames gun owners and the NRA, and in a sense we should...
  • Hillsborough to explore ban on assault weapon sales

    04/03/2013 2:38:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | April 3, 2013 | Mike Salinero
    Hillsborough County Commissioner Les Miller won board approval today to have the county attorney research whether the commission can ban assault weapon sales and high-capacity gun magazines, and require universal background checks for gun purchases. Miller had minutes before voted with the rest of the board to create a violence prevention committee and spending $150,000 to hire a California nonprofit to help the committee develop a strategy to reduce violence. Commissioner Kevin Beckner, who came up with the idea for the violence prevention committee, said he was worried that even researching significant gun control measures would arouse controversy that would...
  • VP Biden Says ďAssault WeaponsĒ Ban is Just the Beginning, Semi-Automatics are for the Military

    03/28/2013 11:16:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Erik Soderstrom ^ | March 28, 2013 | Erik
    JOE BIDEN: And lastly, but not least, the Assault Weapons ban and the limitation on the size of magazines, let me say this as clearly as I can: this is just the beginning. We believe that weapons of war have no place on our streets. Thatís the message that the retired admirals and generals have spoken to us about. The comment one of them used was: if you want to learn how to use a semi-automatic weapon, join the United States military, but these are weapons of war, and we believe thereís no rational reason why someone would need a...
  • A Defeat for Demagogy - The failure of the "assault weapons" ban should make Americans proud.

    03/20/2013 9:44:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 42 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 20, 2013 | JAMES TARANTO
    "I don't have the words to describe the cowardice of Congress or the depravity of the gun lobby, which conspired to kill the assault-weapons ban," writes Ron Fournier of National Journal. We rate that statement PANTS ON FIRE, for Fournier turns out to be at anything but a loss for words. "I can't explain the apparent impotence of President Obama who vowed to 'use whatever power this office holds' to convert the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School into commonsense common good," Fournier continues. Apparently Fournier needs a refresher course in the separation of powers. "I'm Just a Bill," the...
  • Holy cow: Not even 40 votes in the Senate for the assault-weapons ban, says Reid

    03/20/2013 2:01:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 19, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Amazing. I predicted once or twice in writing about the AWB that there might not be 50 votes but I felt silly about it afterwards. Of course thereíd be 50 votes. The bill was doomed to be filibustered given the GOPís solid opposition plus the skittishness of red-state Dems like Mark Pryor, Mark Begich, and Mary Landrieu, but Reid would be able to muster 50 if only because Senate Democrats would want to avoid humiliating Obama after his big gun-control campaign. That way, even when the bill failed on the cloture vote, O could still claim that it had majority...
  • 'No Holds Barred' Obama Questions?

    03/15/2013 4:46:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | March 15, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    ABC News really knows how to cause a coffee spit-take. All you have to do is introduce George Stephanopoulos talking to President Obama and put these hyperbolic words on screen: "No Holds Barred." Someone should tell the geniuses at ABC that's a term suited for competitive wrestling. It doesn't describe Democrat chitchat that demonstrates about as much as dramatic confrontation as other morning TV fare, such as "Bubble Guppies" and "Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends." To be fair, the questions were about policy, including budget matters and North Korea. But they weren't challenging. Ask any conservative Republican about "no holds...
  • Youth Baseball Team Raffling AR-15 Rifle

    03/14/2013 5:31:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | March 13, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A youth baseball league in central Illinois is in desperate need of cash Ė so theyíve decided to auction off an AR-15 assault rifle. Last year the Atwood-Hammond baseball league tried to raffle off half a hog. But they only raised $10 Ė and barely had enough to pay the local butcher. So this year a local gun shop provided the league with a Rock River Arms Tactical Operator Two Ė and the response has been massive. ďMy phone has been ringing off the hook,Ē said Charidy Bucher, co-owner of the Atwood Armory shop. ďThe response has been tremendous.Ē...
  • Illinois Congresswoman says handgun bans are next

    03/11/2013 6:56:38 PM PDT · by JohnPierce · 14 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | March 11, 2013 | John Pierce
    -- IMAGE HERE -- Illinois Democratic Congresswoman Janice Schakowsky wants to make one thing very clear Ö the attempt to ban so-called Ďassault weaponsí is only the beginning of the planned attack on the Second Amendment. Schakowsky made these comments to a reporter at the One Billion Rising Womenís Rights Rally in February. Referring to the Sandy Hook tragedy as ďa moment of opportunity,Ē Schakowsky went on to say that ďeverything [is] on the table Ö Thereís no question about it. Weíre on a roll now, and I think weíve got to Ö push as hard as we can and...
  • Gun Nuts vs Anti-Gun Nuts

    03/11/2013 7:43:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | March 11, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    The battle rages on about whether this country wants to further restrict the availability of guns, the types of guns and the ammunition to be used in those guns. On one side is what is referred to as the Gun Nuts with the point being taken by the NRA. Then there are the Anti-Gun Nuts - you donít hear that term do you? They are being led by many -- including our President -- who states he is just proposing ďcommon senseĒ changes. Then there are those of us caught in the middle of a gun fight. There are plenty...
  • Dianne Feinstein: ĎItís legal to hunt humansí with high-capacity magazines [VIDEO]

    03/09/2013 2:44:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 8, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    At a Senate judiciary committee hearing on Thursday, California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein shot down a proposed amendment exempting veterans from her ďassault weaponsĒ ban, bizarrely arguing that itís legal to hunt humans with high-capacity magazines. ďThe time has come, America, to step up and ban these weapons,Ē Feinstein said. ďThe other very important part of this bill is to ban large capacity ammunition feeding devices ó those that hold more than 10 rounds. We have federal regulations and state laws that prohibit hunting ducks with more than three rounds. And yet itís legal to hunt humans with 15-round, 30-round,...
  • Feinstein Argues Assault Weapons Substantially Deadlier

    03/09/2013 1:52:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 7, 2013 | Luca Gattoni-Celli
    ďI donít know why anyone would object to drying up the supply of these weapons over time,Ē Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said in defending her assault weapons ban proposal, asserting that ďwhile gun homicides are down in this country, mass shootings are not.Ē For her this created a rationale for banning high-capacity magazines and assault weapons such as the AR-15, a semi-automatic variant of the M-16, which she said have a natural appeal to mass shooters. She also argued that the ergonomic ďmilitary featuresĒ which distinguished assault weapons make them uniquely lethal. ďMembers, this isnít going to stop Ö and...
  • Feinstein: Veterans May Have PTSD And Should Not Be Exempt From Assault Weapons Ban (video)

    03/08/2013 10:58:37 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 35 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 8, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    <p>At a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Thursday, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) opposed an amendment to her Assault Weapons Ban legislation that would allow military veterans to continue to buy the firearms that would be banned. Feinstein says a veteran may be mentally ill and should be prevented from purchasing firearms.</p>
  • Freep a Poll! (Do you believe the U.S. Senate will pass a ban on assault weapons?)

    02/28/2013 5:13:03 PM PST · by dynachrome · 15 replies ^ | 2-28-13 | LA Daily News
    Thursday's Poll Do you believe the U.S. Senate will pass a ban on assault weapons? Yes No
  • New gun bill now in Kentucky being considered.

    02/28/2013 9:56:55 AM PST · by kimtom · 24 replies
    AN ACT relating to firearms and declaring an emergency. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky: ÔÉĘSECTION 1. A NEW SECTION OF KRS CHAPTER 237 IS CREATED TO READ AS FOLLOWS: As used in this chapter: (1) (a) "Assault weapon" means: .........
  • Gun foes decry 'carnage' from weapons (But admit at Senate hearing 'criminals' pull triggers)

    02/27/2013 12:59:18 PM PST · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    WND ^ | February 27, 2013 | Taylor Rose
    WASHINGTON Ė Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who once threatened to take out those she perceived as threats with her own gun, today told a congressional hearing, ďWe cannot allow the carnage Ö to continue.Ē She was speaking on behalf of her own ďAssault WeaponsĒ Ban of 2013 before the Senate Judiciary Committee. She invited several witnesses to testify in support of her proposed gun ban. Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn testified against allowing citizens to own firearms, saying that ďassault weapons are not built for sportsmen.Ē He said those are ďdesigned for combatĒ and must be ďrestricted.Ē Flynn admitted that...
  • What's an Assault Weapon?

    01/30/2013 12:12:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | January 30, 2013 | Jacob Sullum
    Last week, Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced a new, supposedly improved version of the federal "assault weapon" ban that expired in 2004. But like that earlier law, which the California Democrat also sponsored, Feinstein's bill prohibits the manufacture and sale of guns based on characteristics that have little or nothing to do with the danger they pose. Although arbitrary distinctions are a defining characteristic of "assault weapon" bans, recent polls indicate that most Americans support them. New survey data suggest one possible explanation: Most Americans don't know what "assault weapons" are. Feinstein's bill would ban "157 dangerous military-style assault weapons" by...
  • Do Gun Bans Curb Violent Crime? (Part 2 of 3 on reducing violent crime in the US)

    01/29/2013 4:15:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | January 29, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    Who isn't sickened by the moral decay and heinous acts of violence across our country? My heart and prayers continue to go out to victims everywhere. But do gun bans -- such as the one proposed this past week by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., which would outlaw 120 specific firearms -- curb violent crime? Not according to a recent Fox News investigation titled "Assault-weapons ban no guarantee mass shootings would decrease, data shows." The report concluded, "Data published earlier this year showed that while the (Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, which was signed by President Bill Clinton)...
  • Biden: 'So You Want to Keep People Away in an Earthquake? Buy Some Shotgun Shells' (Vid)

    01/24/2013 2:17:03 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 22 replies ^ | Jan 24 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    In his Google hangout on gun control today, Vice President Joe Biden made this recommendation: "So you want to keep people away in an earthquake? Buy some shotgun shells." Video at link
  • The War Between the Amendments

    01/17/2013 1:09:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | January 17, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The horrific Newtown, Conn., mass shooting has unleashed a frenzy to pass new gun-control legislation. But the war over restricting firearms is not just between liberals and conservatives; it also pits the first two amendments to the U.S. Constitution against each other. Apparently, in the sequential thinking of James Madison and the Founding Fathers, the right to free expression and the guarantee to own arms were the two most important personal liberties. But now these two cherished rights seem to be at odds with each other and have caused bitter exchanges between interpreters of the Constitution. Many liberals believe there...
  • 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...
  • 500 Murders In Chicago Show Gun Bans Don't Work (500 Murders In Rahm Emanuel's Chicago Show Gun Bans

    01/02/2013 4:15:27 PM PST · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    Guns: The mayor of what is at once America's most gun-controlled city and its murder capital wants an assault weapons ban like the one he pushed in 1994. Except it didn't work then, and it won't work now. Nathaniel T. Jackson, 40, an alleged gang member with a long arrest record, was gunned down last week outside a store in Chicago's Austin neighborhood, becoming the Windy City's 500th murder victim in 2012. Up to 80% of Chicago's murders and shootings are gang-related, according to police. By one estimate, the city has almost 70,000 gang members. A police audit last spring...
  • Choose Your Own Crime Statistics

    12/31/2012 7:40:16 PM PST · by BattleFlag · 9 replies
    Amidst The Noise ^ | 12/31/2012
    This video shows a calm, well thought out take on how raw data and statistics can show the true nature of many problems we face as a society. It also give insight as to how the media and certain politicians with an agenda can manipulate the "truth" especially with regard to violent crime and firearms. When talking about such things it easy to loose the audience but this vid is only a little over 6 minutes long. I hope this guy does more of this sort of thing.
  • The Assault Weapons Ban Didnít Work Then and It Wonít Work Now

    12/29/2012 10:33:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | December 30, 2012 | Doug Giles
    Senator Dianne Feinstein is queuing up come January 2013 to retable‚ÄĒyet again‚ÄĒan Assault Weapons Ban (AWB) in order to ‚Äúseverely mitigate the possibilities of another Sandy Hook atrocity.‚ÄĚ Great idea, Dianne, as the first AWB that Clinton signed into law worked wonders in schools from 1994-2004. It was awesome. It panned out wonderfully aside from the following: November 7, 1994: Wickliffe, Ohio: (Wickliffe Middle School shooting) Keith Ledeger, 37, a former student at the school, shot and killed custodian Pete Christopher and wounded four other adults. January 12, 1995: Seattle, Washington: A 15-year-old Garfield High School student left school...
  • The Limits of Gun Control in the Wake of the Sandy Hook Massacre

    12/25/2012 2:39:29 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies
    Reason ^ | December 19, 2012 | Jacob Sullum
    Outrage does not make ill-conceived policies smarter or more effective."These tragedies must end," says President Obama, referring to Adam Lanza's horrifying assault on Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, last Friday. Although it is hard to disagree with that sentiment, the measures Obama favors cannot reasonably be expected to prevent such thankfully rare but nevertheless appalling outbursts of senseless violence.†After the massacre, Press Secretary Jay Carney reiterated Obama's support for reinstating the federal "assault weapon" ban that expired in 2004, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) promised to introduce a bill aimed at doing so next month. But we know...
  • Obama's Gun Ban List Leaked

    12/21/2012 8:37:06 AM PST · by txnativegop · 148 replies ^ | November 26, 2012 | Dave Gibson
    On Monday, Alan Korwin, 2nd Amendment activist and author of Gun Laws of America, published a preliminary list of firearms and firearms accessories to be included in the yet-to-be announced, but much anticipated new version of the so-called Assault Weapons Ban. The chief sponsor of the last ban, Sen. Diane Feinstein is said to be crafting new legislation now, which, if passed, President Obama would undoubtedly sign.
  • Obama Comes After The Guns

    12/19/2012 1:52:19 PM PST · by servo1969 · 29 replies ^ | 12-19-2012 | Ben Shapiro
    Today, President Obama took to the podium to declare his unsurprising support for new, poorly-calibrated gun laws. His logic was simple: a horrific massacre occurred in Newtown, Connecticut at Sandy Hook Elementary, and we must try something. Anything. Well, not anything -- the same tried-and-true liberal gun control measures that have failed time and again.-snip-Obama explained what he wouldnít really try: anything having to do with mental health (even though shooter Adam Lanza clearly suffered from mental health issues, as did the Gabby Giffords, Virginia Tech, and Aurora, Colorado shooters); anything having to do with the entertainment industryís emphasis on...
  • Flash Suppressors Do Not Kill People

    12/19/2012 5:32:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | December 19, 2012 | Jacob Sullum
    "These tragedies must end," says President Obama, referring to Adam Lanza's horrifying assault on Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last Friday. Although it is hard to disagree with that sentiment, the measures Obama favors cannot reasonably be expected to prevent such thankfully rare but nevertheless appalling outbursts of senseless violence. After the massacre, press secretary Jay Carney reiterated Obama's support for reinstating the federal "assault weapon" ban that expired in 2004, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., promised to introduce a bill aimed at doing so next month. But we know for sure that an "assault weapon" ban...
  • Obama remains committed to assault weapons ban, White House says

    12/16/2012 6:07:50 PM PST · by RC one · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun December 16, 2012 | Halimah Abdullah
    Washington (CNN) -- The White House said President Barack Obama supports reinstatement of a federal ban on assault weapons -- a position he took in the 2008 campaign but failed to press during his first term. "It does remain a commitment of his," presidential spokesman Jay Carney told reporters as the nation reeled from a mass shooting in Connecticut that mainly killed school children. An emotional Obama did not address that issue directly in a televised statement from the White House on the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown that killed 26 people but said something had to...
  • Obama comment stirs up gun-ban opponents

    10/19/2012 4:38:58 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 16 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | 10/17/12 | Dan Freedman
    WASHINGTON -- The National Rifle Association is using President Obama's favorable reference to the assault weapons ban as a pro-Mitt-Romney rallying cry to gun owners in swing states. During Tuesday night's second presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., the president "gave law-abiding hunters, gun owners a preview of what to expect in a second Obama administration," said Andrew Arulanandam, NRA's director of public affairs. "He went straight out and supported a gun ban." Responding to an audience question on what he'd do to limit the availability of AK-47s and other military-style weapons, Obama started to give what appeared...
  • Obama Contributor Who Ran Fast and Furious Was Also Behind the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban

    07/02/2012 2:35:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush ^ | July 2, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: And looky here, folks, from the Cybercast News Service: "Obama Contributor, Who Helped Enact Assault Weapons Ban, Ran ĎFast and Furiousí" Did you hear that? Let me repeat that for you. Cybercast News Service: "Obama Contributor, Who Helped Enact Assault Weapons Ban, Ran ĎFast and Furiousí -- Dennis K. Burke, who as a lawyer for the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee in the 1990s was a key player behind the enactment of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, and who then went on to become Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitanoís chief of staff, and a contributor to Barack...
  • Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal

    04/16/2012 5:25:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | April 16, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Operation Fast and Furious is the deadliest and most sinister scandal in American history. A scandal so big, it’s worse than Iran-Contra and makes Watergate look like a high school prank gone wrong. In the early days of the Obama Administration, President Obama claimed his goal was to stop the trafficking of guns from the United States into the hands of violent Mexican drug cartels. He claimed gun dealers in the United States were responsible for sending guns to Mexico. Both of his claims were lies. In order to push his lies and policies built around them, with a...
  • Anti Gun Rights Groups Held At Bay In Court's "Assault Weapons" Decision

    04/06/2012 9:28:38 AM PDT · by Sasparilla · 8 replies
    The lawsuit filed by Matthew D. Wilson, Troy Edhlund, and Joseph Messineo, against the Cook County, Illinois ďAssault weaponsĒ ban, has survived a motion for dismissal in the Illinois Supreme Court and was sent back to the trial Court for further proceedings. It was filed to challenge the Cook County's Blair Holt ďAssault" weapons banís constitutionality. A spokesperson for the three men said that this was a victory for them because the Illinois Court kept the case alive. It was a unanimous decision by the seven Justices. The three men have won a battle; however, a war still lies ahead....
  • Jesse Jackson Urgently Calls For Another "Assault Weapons" Ban

    04/03/2012 10:47:37 AM PDT · by Sasparilla · 32 replies
    Jesse Jackson is clamoring for another "Assault Weapons" Ban. There's a certain sense of urgency from all anti gun rights organizations that something be done before the Zimmerman case fades from national prominence. In his latest news release, he cited problems in Chicago during the waning days of March, 2012. He said, "At least two people were killed and 11 others wounded in violence across Chicago overnight. And last weekend ten people were killed and at least 39 others were wounded in shootings across the city. That's a curious connection to "Assault Weapons," which are already illegal to possess in...
  • White House to Push Gun Control

    01/27/2011 7:56:06 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 131 replies
    Obama intentionally did not mention gun control in his State of the Union, but aides say that in the next two weeks the administration will unveil a campaign to get Congress to toughen existing laws. At the beginning of his State of the Union address, President Obama tipped his hat to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, whoís now recuperating in a Houston medical facility. But throughout the hourlong speech, he never addressed the issue at the core of the Giffords tragedyógun controlóand what lawmakers would, or should, do to reform American firearm-access laws. That was intentional, according to the White House. An...