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  • Officials, students say Seattle-area homecoming prince kills 1, wounds 4 before shooting self

    10/25/2014 5:27:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | October 24, 2014 | DOUG ESSER
    MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A student recently crowned freshman class homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting four others — including two of his cousins — before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said. Students said the gunman was staring at his victims as he shot them inside the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. The shootings set off a chaotic scene as students ran from the cafeteria and building in a frantic dash to safety, while others were told to stay put inside classrooms at the school 30...
  • Two Dead, Including Gunman, in High School Shooting Near Seattle

    10/24/2014 1:54:02 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 71 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 24, 2014
    A student with a "blank stare" opened fire in the cafeteria of a high school north of Seattle on Friday, killing one person and wounding at least three others before fatally shooting himself, police and witnesses said. A hospital official said three patients were in "very critical condition" after the 10:30 a.m. PDT shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. A 14-year-old boy was in serious condition at another hospital with a jaw wound.
  • Laughlin lieutenant saves life (texas)

    10/24/2014 8:38:31 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    http://www.laughlin.af.mil ^ | october 23, 2014 | joel langton
    It was just another trip to Wal-Mart for 2nd Lt. Joshua Nelson when he popped in to grab some fish hooks for a family trip to the lake this past Spring. Little did he know that a quick shopping trip would turn into so much more. The West Virginia Air National Guardsman was walking to the Hunting and Fishing section when he heard a woman say, "Stop, put it down!" "I could tell she was stressed and she sounded frightened," said Nelson. "I looked into the aisle, and this young man had a knife to a woman's stomach." According to...
  • What Gun Did the Ottawa Terrorist Use?

    10/24/2014 6:51:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 52 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    This twitter post showed Zehat Bibeau with what appears to be a Winchester lever action rifle.    At first, it was unclear if this were the same firearm that he used to shoot Cpl. Cirillo.   The BBC quickly came up with an identification of the firearm used - a Winchester lever action shotgun!  From the BBC: He said police were trying to piece together how Zehaf-Bibeau acquired a Winchester lever-action shotgun, as he was banned from owning firearms due to his criminal convictions.  Then the Ottowa Sun took a shot at the subject.  From the Ottowa Sun: Police still don't...
  • Obama Asserts Executive Privilege for Eric Holder's Wife, Mother in Fast & Furious

    10/24/2014 6:29:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 24, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On October 23, Judicial Watch announced it received a "Vaughn index" for records the Department of Justice has withheld from Congress regarding Operation Fast and Furious. Contained in the index details are evidence that Obama asserted executive privilege for Attorney General Eric Holder's wife Sharon Malone—and his mother. According to Judicial Watch, emails between Holder and his wife and Holder and his mother are the materials withheld via executive privilege and "the dubious claim of deliberative process privilege." Yet the release of the Vaughn index is a good thing, and it comes after Judge John D. Bates ordered the index...
  • After Trayvon, Chilling Ad Offers Bulletproof Vests for Kids-Timed to Florida's midterm election

    10/24/2014 5:38:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    AdWeek's Advertising & Branding Blog ^ | October 21, 2014 | Hanna Masaryk
    A billboard advertising a line of bulletproof vests for young boys has appeared near the Florida capital in Tallahassee. Chilling, controversial and undeniably eye-catching, the ad is part of the “Vest or Vote” campaign mounted by The Dream Defenders. The Florida-based social justice organization is rallying residents to vote in Florida’s midterm election Nov. 4. According to a report on Jacksonville’s CBS 47 Action News, the group hopes to elect candidates who will repeal the state's controversial stand-your-ground law. According to The BRPR Group, the Miami-based advertising agency behind the campaign, the billboard was modeled after youth clothing ads like...
  • Fast and Furious: Family of Slain Border Patrol Agent "Baffled"

    10/24/2014 6:29:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Late Wednesday evening the Department of Justice turned over a list, or Vaughn Index, of Operation Fast and Furious documents being held from the American people and Congress under President Obama's assertion of executive privilege. The list was turned over after a long legal battle with government watchdog Judicial Watch. Yesterday in an initial review of the list by Judicial Watch, it was revealed Attorney General Eric Holder was involved in crafting talking points for the cover-up of the operation from within DOJ and that President Obama asserted executive privilege over emails between Holder, his wife and his mother. The family...
  • What Pistol did Sergeant at Arms Kevin Vickers use?

    10/24/2014 4:15:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    S&W 5946 I would give long odds that it was a Smith and Wesson 5946 in 9mm.   They come with 15 round magazines.   I doubt that the RCMP used the politically correct 10 rounders. The 3953, above, is also issued, but it is more likely he had the 5946. The picture is from a discussion of the RCMP pistols on defensivecarry.com. Another source confirms that the Smith is the choice of the RCMP.  From Silvercore Firerams Training, BC(pdf): Smith & Wesson 5946 - The Side Arm of the RCMP Manufactured 1990 - 1999 A double-action-only (DAO) variant...
  • Isn't concealed carry a critical weapon in the fight against domestic ISIS attacks?

    10/24/2014 6:52:26 AM PDT · by Maceman · 53 replies
    It seems to me that concealed carry is one of the most critical ways of protecting lives given the new "normal" of "lone wolf" Islamist terrorist attacks. I wonder that I haven't heard the NRA and concealed carry groups start to argue that point. Why aren't they pushing for the "homeland security" that would be greatly enhanced by average citizens keeping watchful eyes and carrying concealed weapons, almost as a civic responsibility?
  • MSNBC Uses School Shooting Coverage to Push Gun Control

    10/24/2014 3:26:03 PM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | Oct. 24, 2014
    MSNBC’s Joy Reid used the network’s coverage of a school shooting in Washington State to push for more gun control on Friday. Less than an hour after the network began live coverage of the shooting, she remarked, “You do have the prevalence, obviously, of guns in this country. It's interesting that Washington State actually has two gun measures that were on the ballot in the upcoming election.” And, “We can't really have a conversation about school shootings without talking about the country's gun laws” during an interview with law enforcement analyst Jim Cavanaugh.
  • House Oversight Committee Pursues New Contempt Charges, Fines, And Possibly Jail Time For Holder

    10/05/2014 8:21:45 AM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 4, 2014 | Debra Heine
    The House Oversight Committee is pursuing another contempt of court charge, and possibly a daily monetary fine, and jail time for outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder unless he complies with a court order to release certain Fast and Furious documents. Via The Washington Times: Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee requested U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson to fine Mr. Holder if he doesn’t comply with her own order issued back in August — the one where she said he couldn’t claim executive privilege to keep private certain documents related to the federal gun-running program, “Operation...
  • Bombshell: Valerie Jarrett Helped Manage Fallout Over Eric Holder's

    10/24/2014 1:34:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    For years the White House has argued it had nothing to do with Operation Fast and Furious while it was active and certainly wasn't involved the fallout and cover-up that followed after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in 2010 by Mexican bandits carrying guns from the lethal program. Now years later, a Vaughn Index describing Fast and Furious documents being held from the American people and Congress under President Obama's assertion of executive privilege shows White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett played a key role in Attorney General Eric Holder's changing testimony to Congress. More from Judicial Watch: Practically lost in...
  • Early Voting Turnout for Republicans in Iowa is Unprecedented: “This has never happened before.”

    10/24/2014 2:00:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 24, 2014 | Aleister
    Early voting is looking good for Iowa Republican Joni Ernst. In fact, it’s looking better than usual. Kirsten Hunter of the Washington Free Beacon reports that even CNN is acknowledging the trend: CNN: Iowa Early Vote Data Shows Unprecedented Republican Numbers Elated Republicans are celebrating the unprecedented success of U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst (R) in Iowa’s early voting. Iowa Republicans banked a surge of early voters this week, a practice usually dominated by Democrats in the state. Ernst’s unprecedented success is also the result of her opponent, Rep. Bruce Braley’s, failure to mobilize Iowa Democrats despite receiving support from...
  • Valerie Jarrett Key Player in Fast and Furious Cover-Up After Holder Lied to Congress

    10/24/2014 10:12:50 AM PDT · by wrhssaxensemble · 104 replies
    judicialwatch ^ | OCTOBER 24, 2014 | Staff
    President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was a key player in the effort to cover-up that Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about the Fast and Furious scandal, according to public records obtained by Judicial Watch. The information is part of a Department of Justice (DOJ) “Vaughn index” detailing records about the gun-running operation known as Fast and Furious. JW had to sue the agency for the records after the Obama administration failed to provide them under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A federal court ordered the DOJ to provide the records over the agency’s objections. Yesterday...
  • Valerie Jarrett Key Player in Fast and Furious Cover-Up After Holder Lied to Congress

    10/24/2014 12:25:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    JudicialWatch.org ^ | OCTOBER 24, 2014
    President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was a key player in the effort to cover up that Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about the Fast and Furious scandal, according to public records obtained by Judicial Watch.The information is part of a Department of Justice (DOJ) “Vaughn index” detailing records about the gun-running operation known as Fast and Furious. JW had to sue the agency for the records after the Obama administration failed to provide them under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A federal court ordered the DOJ to provide the records over the agency’s objections. Yesterday...
  • Joni Ernst: My Gun Will Defend Me If Government Decides 'My Rights Are No Longer Important'

    10/24/2014 11:24:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 10/24/2014 | sam levine
    Joni Ernst, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Iowa, said during an NRA event in 2012 that she would use a gun to defend herself from the government.
  • Victoria (Australia) Police: Banning semi-automatic handguns won't take such guns off the street

    10/24/2014 11:17:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    johnrlott.blogspot.com ^ | 10/24/2014 | John Lott
    This news article misses the point that even to the extent that a ban takes some guns from criminals, that is offset by the fact that victims are easier targets. From The Age newspaper: Banning semi-automatic handguns won't take such guns off the street, Victoria Police has told a federal inquiry into gun violence. Victoria Police told the submission such a ban "would most likely have little effect on the number of illegally held firearms in Australia". "The majority of semi-automatic handguns seized are from criminals who are prohibited persons," the submission says. "It is unclear whether a ban on...
  • Grandpa Shoots & Kills Man, 20, For Attempting To Rape Granddaughter

    10/24/2014 11:14:18 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 47 replies
    Hollywood Life by Bonnie Fuller ^ | October 24, 2014 | Lauren Cox
    Kenneth Byrd, 67, found himself in a scary situation when three men invaded his home and kept him and his wife, Judy, 65, hostage at gunpoint. When the three men attempted to force themselves on his 19-year-old granddaughter, Kenneth snapped and somehow managed to retrieve his own gun and defend his family. The three home invaders then forced Kenneth and his wife, Judy, towards the back of the home at gunpoint while demanding the couple open a private safe and give them their money, reports The Inquistr. However, it was when the three men attempted to “gang rape” Kenneth’s teenage...
  • Gun Control Group Continues Attempt To Bully Kroger Into Stripping Shoppers Of A Human Right

    10/24/2014 10:15:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 10/24/2014 | Bob Owens
    Forbes reporter Clare O’Connor says that gun prohibitionist Shannon Watts and a small number of her followers from the citizen control group Moms Demand Action will attempt to bully Kroger shareholders at the company’s annual meeting in Cincinnati next Wednesday. Members of local affiliates of the Michael Bloomberg-backed gun control groups Everytown and Moms Demand Action will be waiting near the supermarket chain’s Cincinnati headquarters on October 29th to confront investors and executives.
  • Suspect's past would have prevented gun ownership: expert

    10/24/2014 10:04:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    Montrealgazette.com ^ | 10/23/2014 | Monique Muise
    A leading firearms expert and criminal defence lawyer says he would have been “shocked beyond words” to learn that Ottawa shooting suspect Michael Zehaf Bibeau had obtained his gun legally in Canada. Solomon Friedman, who was locked in his downtown office for much of the day Wednesday as Ottawa police attempted to secure Parliament Hill and the surrounding buildings, says several layers of safeguards are in place to ensure that a person like Zehaf Bibeau does not have legal access to firearms. The former Quebecer, who shot and killed a reservist guarding the National War Memorial before moving up to...
  • Shooter In Canada Stopped By Good Guy With Gun

    10/24/2014 9:36:12 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 24, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Security: In a country with strict gun control and without a Second Amendment, an armed citizen stopped a terrorist attack as our neighbor to the north becomes a jihadi target. When Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, aka Michael Hall, was shot dead by Kevin Vickers, the House of Commons sergeant-at-arms, the jihadist wannabe and Muslim convert had already murdered Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a guard at Canada's National War Memorial, and was inside Canada's Parliament building, very near a room where Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was meeting with members of his Conservative Party. "PM (Harper) was addressing caucus, then a huge boom, followed...
  • NC: In Gunfight, Grandfather stops Rape of Granddaughter

    10/24/2014 9:34:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    It is difficult to measure the positive effects of one man's courage in a desperate situation.   In this event, the home was invaded by three armed men.   One man used a pretense of asking for water to get the door unlocked; then all three forced their way inside.  Two wore masks.    All three were armed with guns, make and model unknown. They demanded that the homeowner, 67-year-old grandfather, Kenneth Byrd, his wife, 65-year-old Judy, and their 19-year-old granddaughter open a safe.  All three members of the Byrd family were badly beaten.  Then they started to rape the granddaughter,...
  • Why I Hate Cops

    10/24/2014 8:15:52 AM PDT · by old school · 124 replies
    Breach Bang Clear ^ | 21 October, 2014 | Nathan "Mad Duo Nate"
    "Why I hate cops- they roll heavier than we did outside the wire downrange, they use helicopters and machine guns and militarized stuff and drive tanks into crowds..."
  • CA Startup Unveils Gun Technology For Police

    10/24/2014 7:29:38 AM PDT · by palmer · 29 replies
    manufacturing.net (AP) ^ | Fri, 10/24/2014 - 4:36am | Haven Daley, The Associated Press
    A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired. The latest product by Yardarm Technologies would notify dispatchers in real time when an officer's gun is taken out of its holster and when it's fired. It can also track where the gun is located and in what direction it was fired. ...
  • PA House Moves to Spank Scofflaw Governments, Concurs with HB80 (preemption enforcement)

    10/24/2014 5:04:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Every one of the 50 states has some kind of firearms preemption law.   This makes perfect sense, as otherwise each town, county, and local government could enact a local ordinance to invalidate your right to keep and bear arms.   You could easily be placed in jail for an inadvertent violation of an ordiance that you never knew existed, just because you crossed an invisible political boundary. Pennsylvania has such a law, and it is a well thought out example.  There is only one problem; the means to enforce it is weak.   To prevent local governments form flouting the rule...
  • Rosie O'Donnell makes controversial remarks on Ottawa shooting on 'The View'

    10/24/2014 12:01:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Calgary Herald ^ | October 23, 2014 | Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press
    "The View" co-host Rosie O'Donnell is drawing criticism online for remarks about Wednesday's deadly shooting in Ottawa. Thursday's episode of the chat show kicked off with the panellists discussing the attack on Parliament Hill and the killing of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo of Hamilton as he stood guard at the National War Memorial. The Ottawa shootings came just two days after two Canadian soldiers were run over — one of them fatally — in Quebec by a man with jihadist sympathies. As "The View" panellists discussed whether Wednesday's shootings were an act of terrorism, O'Donnell said "most of these shooters have...
  • The real problem with Joni Ernst’s quote about guns and the government

    10/23/2014 7:20:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Post's Plum Line ^ | October 23, 2014 | Paul Waldman
    Regular readers will know that I’m a critic of the “My opponent said something objectionable and I’m outraged!” school of campaigning, not to mention the “Candidate said something objectionable!” school of campaign coverage. One of the most important rules in assessing “gaffes” or outsized statements is that if the moment was extemporaneous, out of character, instantly regretted, and not repeated, then we should give it a pass, because it probably reveals next to nothing about the person who said it. Having said that, there’s a new statement we learn about today from Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst that deserves some...
  • 1 dead after NC grandfather fires back at trio in attempted rape of teen granddaughter, sheriff says

    10/23/2014 7:05:57 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    Count on 2 (Lumberton, NC) ^ | 10/23/14 | Rod Overton
    A grandfather shot back and is believed to have killed a suspect in a home-invasion and attempted rape of his teen granddaughter on Monday night, Robeson County Sheriff's officials said. The grandfather was also shot – but he also managed to shoot the 2 other suspects in the home-invasion and attempted rape, said Maj. Anthony Thompson with the Robeson County Sheriff's Office. The incident started around 10 pm at a house on Yedda Road in Lumberton on Monday night when someone knocked on the home of the grandfather, his wife and their 19-year-old granddaughter, according to the sheriff's office. Two...
  • Cheap Gun Opportunity, New Orleans, 25 October, 2014

    10/23/2014 5:19:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Long Guns Recently Turned In at Phoenix event in May, 2013 The New Orleans Jefferson Parish and Kirsha Kaechelel, will be hosting a gun turn in event on 25 October, 2014. While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. The event will be held at The Embassy located  at  1200 Franklin Avenue, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. It appears that they will be giving out cash.   $75 will be given to those who turn in a handgun, $200 will be...
  • Grandfather is Shot, but Shoots 3 of 3 Home Invaders Who Tried to Rape His Granddaughter, Killing 1

    10/23/2014 3:55:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 103 replies
    http://gunssavelives.net ^ | october 23, 2014 | dan cannon
    A man who said he was having trouble with his car convinced Kenneth Byrd, age 67, to open his door. His wife and 19 year old granddaughter were at home at the time. That was all the opportunity the three man home invasion crew needed. The trio burst into the home, guns drawn and threatened the residents. According to local media reports, what happened next was nothing short of terrifying: The Byrds were pushed to the back of their home and instructed to open a safe. When the men tried to rape the couple’s granddaughter, Byrd grabbed a gun and exchanged...
  • Open Carry at the San Simon Rest Stop

    10/23/2014 3:38:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On my way back to Yuma, I switched from concealed carry (open carry of modern handguns is illegal in Texas) to open carry.   Just past the New Mexico border, in Arizona, is the San Simon rest stop, at exit 388 on I-10.   I have been to this rest stop many times.   The Rest Area Guide is old and weatherbeaten.    There is no prohibition on the carry of arms, because of open carry activists actions at the Sacaton rest stop in 1998.   No one had a problem with me having a pistol in the rest area.  A friendly truck driver...
  • Joni Ernst and the Right To Revolutionary Violence

    10/23/2014 3:16:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Washington Monthy's Political Animal Blog ^ | October 23, 2014 | Ed Kilgore
    The picture of IA GOP SEN nominee Joni Ernst that’s emerging from exposure of her pre-2014-general-election utterances is of a standard-brand Constitutional Conservative embracing all the strange and controversial tenets of that creed. There’s Agenda 21 madness. There’s Personhood advocacy. There are attacks on the entire New Deal/Great Society legacy—and perhaps even agricultural programs—as creating “dependency.” And now, inevitably, there’s the crown jewel of Con Con extremism: the belief that the purpose of the Second Amendment is to enable “patriots” to violently overthrow the government if in their opinion it’s overstepped its constitutional boundaries. Sam Levine of HuffPost has that...
  • Obama Claims Executive Privilege Over 15,000 Fast and Furious Docs

    10/23/2014 2:22:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/23/2014 | BY: CJ Ciaramella
    The Obama administration is claiming executive privilege over more than 15,000 documents related to Operation Fast and Furious, including correspondence between Attorney General Eric Holder and his wife, according to records received Wednesday night by the watchdog group Judicial Watch. Last month, a federal judge ordered the Justice Department to release to Judicial Watch the list of documents, known as a “Vaughn index,” that it is withholding from the public, calling its requests for further delays “unconvincing.” The 1,307-page Vaughn index lists 15,662 documents related to Operation Fast and Furious that the Obama administration is asserting executive privilege over—the first...
  • Kirsha Kaechele describes her Prospect.3 gun buyback art project in the Huffington Post

    10/23/2014 1:57:44 PM PDT · by BBell · 11 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 10/23/14 | Doug MacCash
    In a story by Priscilla Frank titled "One Artist Is Buying Back The Guns In New Orleans' Tough Neighborhoods" that appeared on the Huffington post website Wednesday (Oct. 23), art impresario Kirsha Kaechele explained her forthcoming art project "The Embassy." In brief, Kaechele's husband David Walsh, founder of the Museum of Old and New Art in Australia's state of Tasmania, plans to purchase $100,000 in weapons on Saturday (Oct. 25), with no questions asked. The object is to decrease gun violence by diminishing the number of firearms.Originally, the guns were to be melted and reconstituted as record albums upon which...
  • New Low: Rosie O'Donnell Uses Canadian Terror Attack to Push Gun Control (avert eyes)

    10/23/2014 12:13:46 PM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/23/2014 | Scott Whitlock
    Liberal View co-host (and 9/11 truther) Rosie O'Donnell wasted no time on Thursday in taking the shooting in Canada and spinning it into a plea for gun control in America. The comedienne cited a comment from model Chrissy Teigan. On Wednesday, Teigan tweeted, "Active shooting in Canada or as we call it in America, Wednesday." O'Donnell raved, "I thought it was brilliant."
  • Canada's Difficult Relationship With Long Guns

    10/23/2014 11:34:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | 10/22/2014 | Adam Chandler
    ".....She also warned of a rise in the use of long guns: “There will be a proliferation of these guns," she said. "If these guns fall into the wrong hands, you get 20 dead kids like you did at Newtown."
  • [Video] Gabby Giffords Plots With Oregon Gun Grabbers

    10/23/2014 12:00:54 PM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    thegunfeed.com ^ | 10/23/2014 | Eric C
    [Video] Gabby Giffords Plots With Oregon Gun Grabbers
  • Super Model Chrissy Teigen Uses Canadian Parliament Shooting to Criticize Guns in US

    10/23/2014 11:46:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 90 replies
    gunssavelives.com ^ | 10/22/2014 | Dan Cannon
    Super Model Chrissy Teigen put her foot in her mouth a bit following the shooting at Canada’s Parliament this morning. The model took to Twitter to attempt to use the incident to criticize the US for its gun culture, however she basically just ended up pissing off everyone in existence.
  • Vanity: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and my daughter wants a handgun.

    10/23/2014 11:33:12 AM PDT · by PROCON · 63 replies
    Vanity | Oct. 23, 2014 | Vanity
    Excuse me for my 2nd vanity in as many days but I always appreciate FReeper advice.My adult daughter, who lives by herself in Seattle finally confided to me that the pepper spray she carries doesn't make her feel safe anymore and wants a handgun.Her only input was that she would like a purple gun. Hey, she's a girl :-)
  • Obama Asserts Fast and Furious Executive Privilege Claim for Holder’s Wife

    10/23/2014 10:19:50 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 44 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | OCTOBER 23, 2014
    Judicial Watch announced today that it received from the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) a “Vaughn index” detailing records about the Operation Fast and Furious scandal. The index was forced out of the Obama administration thanks to JW’s June 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and subsequent September 2012 FOIA lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. Department of Justice (No. 1:12-cv-01510)). A federal court had ordered the production over the objections of the Obama Justice Department. The document details the Attorney General Holder’s personal involvement in managing the Justice Department’s strategy on media and Congressional investigations into the Fast and Furious...
  • GOOD GUY WITH A GUN ENDED TERROR ATTACK ON CANADIAN PARLIAMENT

    10/22/2014 10:17:03 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/22/2014 | AWR HAWKINS
    On October 22, recent Islamic convert Michael Zehif-Bibeau shot and killed a Canadian Forces reservist, then went into Parliament Hill with rifle in hand, but the carnage that could have followed was prevented when a good guy with a gun--Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers--shot and killed the attacker. According to the Toronto Sun, Zehif-Bibeau was "just outside the Parliamentary library" and therefore close to reaching the MPs when Vickers stopped the attack. Reuters reports that the attacker was a mere 60 feet away from the MPs when Vickers intervened. Vickers' role as Sergeant-at-Arms is largely ceremonial. However, he is a 29-year veteran...
  • OR:Warning Shot Brings Help

    10/23/2014 9:31:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Devon Woltring I am not a fan of warning shots.   The bullet has to go somewhere;  in densely populated areas, there is a chance that an innocent person could be injured.   Still, I run across stories where warning shots seem to have "worked".  That is, the warning shot seems to have accomplished some good purpose, whether to defuse the situation without anyone being killed or wounded, or, as in this case, to bring help. The suspect above is accused of stealing money from a resident, then returning to attack a resident of the home involved.  From kgw.com: "The resident...
  • Hero of Canada's Parliament Shooting Greeted With Standing Ovation

    10/23/2014 8:17:52 AM PDT · by walford · 43 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct 23, 2014 | Good Morning America staff
    The hero sergeant-at-arms who killed the alleged shooter in Wednesday's attack on the Canadian Parliament was welcomed back into the building this morning with a prolonged standing ovation. Kevin Vickers, 58, nodded to acknowledge the spontaneous applause that washed over him by the officials in the chamber, which included Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
  • Guns in senior portraits OK if done tastefully, Nebraska school board says

    10/23/2014 8:14:19 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 6 replies
    Omaha.com ^ | 10/23/2014 | Joe Dejka
    You’ve seen those senior class photos of kids posing with footballs and musical instruments. Now graduating seniors attending a central Nebraska school district are free to pose with firearms for their school yearbook picture, as long as it’s done tastefully. School board members voted 6-0 Monday to allow such photos in the Broken Bow Public Schools after parents pressed for the change, according to Superintendent Mark Sievering. The community of 3,500 people is rural, about 65 miles northwest of Kearney. Hunting, skeet and trap are popular in the community and firearms are common, Sievering said. Broken Bow’s annual Nebraska One...
  • Soldiers told not to wear uniforms in public, bases hike security

    10/22/2014 3:18:56 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | Oct 22, 2014
    News / Canada Soldiers told not to wear uniforms in public, bases hike security Rear Admiral John Newton asked staff 'to restrict movement in uniform as much as possible' in light of the Ottawa attacks. By: The Canadian Press, Published on Wed Oct 22 2014 OTTAWA—Canadian Forces bases across the country were told Wednesday to consider increasing security levels after shootings on Parliament Hill and at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Maj.-Gen. Christopher Coates said bases were asked to take “precautions appropriate to their environments” to ensure the safety and security of personnel, equipment and buildings. Across the country,...
  • Almost All Mass Shootings Have This in Common… And It Has Nothing to Do With Guns

    10/22/2014 6:50:05 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 44 replies
    Liberals would have Americans believe that mass shootings are caused by the ready access to firearms in the United States. If that were true, however, it would not explain why over nine out of 10 mass shootings occur in areas where it is more difficult to own or carry a firearm, as a recent study proved. Nor would it explain why mass murders committed with guns, which outnumber bicycles in the United States by a factor of three-to-one, are responsible for about 4% as many deaths as bicycle accidents. There is, however, a possible link between mass murderers who use...
  • Ottawa shooting: Kevin Vickers hailed as hero who took down attacker

    10/22/2014 12:57:45 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 34 replies
    CBC ^ | 22nd October 2014 | Natasha Culzac
    The man reported to have shot an assailant on Parliament Hill today is a former police officer with a background in providing security services for dignitaries, including members of the Royal Family. Kevin Vickers, 58, a native of Miramichi, N.B., became the sergeant-at-arms in the House of Commons eight years ago after a varied career in security. He spent 29 years with the RCMP and rose to the rank of chief superintendent, often serving as the face of the national police force in New Brunswick. Before his appointment as sergeant-of-arms, Vickers was director of security operations for the House of...
  • Federal Court ... Orders Release of Fast and Furious Documents List to Judicial Watch by October 22

    10/22/2014 5:21:53 PM PDT · by Revel · 19 replies
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on September 23, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that by October 22, the Department of Justice (DOJ) must submit a “Vaughn index” listing Fast and Furious materials Judicial Watch sought in its June 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and subsequent September 2012 FOIA lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. Department of Justice (No. 1:12-cv-01510)). A Vaughn index must: (1) identify each document withheld; (2) state the statutory exemption claimed; and (3) explain how disclosure would damage the interests protected by the claimed exemption.
  • Battle Rifle Company

    10/22/2014 4:27:08 PM PDT · by 7thson · 11 replies
    Do any Freepers know anything about the Battle Rifle Company? I saw one of their rifles in the latest issue of America's 1st Freedom.
  • Police South of the Border are Often Disarmed

    10/22/2014 1:50:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I do not know where the above picture was taken.   I recall that I saw many empty holsters on police in Panama at shift change.   The practice was that the police did not keep a pistol with them; they were issued one at work, and turned it in at the end of the shift.  I vaguely recall seeing a banana or plantain in a couple of them. I understand that Mexican police generally keep their firearms with them, but several other countries in Central and South America have the same policy as I saw in Panama.   Police in...