Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $22,747
25%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 25% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: assaultweaponsban

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 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...
  • 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 Trump’s claim that fewer people would have died at the club if they had firearms. “Did you see how dark it was?” Clinton said. “It’s likely that more people would have been killed.” 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 “Dear John” 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 “get things done” by working with Democrats but also stresses he is a “defender of the 2nd Amendment.” The letter from Clinton shows Kasich made a deal to restrict the Second Amendment rights of American “on one of the most critical votes on guns ever,” according to...
  • John Kasich Doesn’t 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 Doesn’t 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
    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...
  • Pro Publica Fact-Check Finds Feinstein’s Assault Weapons Ban Didn’t 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 Feinstein’s 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, “The evidence is clear: The ban worked.” But gun violence experts say the exact opposite. “There...
  • 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 Feinstein’s assault weapons ban – because we must strike...
  • Harry Reid: We don’t 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: “I’ll 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,”
  • 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 ­— including a statewide assault weapons ban — that Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 announced with other legislative and community leaders at a press conference last Tuesday afternoon. “This is a conversation that’s taking place right now in every state and at the national level,” 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: ‘Call to All in Our Industry to Leave This State’

    04/10/2013 10:02:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Blaze / The Associated Press ^ | April 10. 2013 | Jason Howerton
    BRISTOL — 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 ‘High-Capacity Magazine’ 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 “nation’s strongest gun-control bill,” and that easy passage is expected. One of the bills provisions: scary-looking semi-automatic rifles (“assault weapons”) 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 “high-capacity magazines” 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. You’re 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 Magpul’s recent decision to pull their manufacturing of the company’s 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 “universal background checks” 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 “Assault Weapons” 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. That’s 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 there’s no rational reason why someone would need a...