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  • New Illinois Law May Help Illegal Gun Sales

    07/30/2015 6:17:55 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA
    ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A new Illinois law aimed at helping people recover stolen items, could wind up putting a dent in illegal gun sales. The law prohibits pawn shops from taking in items that have the serial numbers altered or removed and requires them to keep items in their stores for at least seven days. Oak Park Senator Don Harmon says the targets of the law were things like lawn mowers, bicycles and snow blowers, but he’s okay with it if it impacts firearms.
  • Cincinatti prosecutor has released video of shooting he calls 'the most asinine act' made by a cop

    07/29/2015 7:53:44 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/29/2015 | Harrison Jacobs
    A University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge in the shooting of 43-year-old Samuel Dubose, an unarmed black man, during a routine traffic stop. In conjunction with the indictment, Hamilton County prosecutor Joseph T. Deters released a video of the shooting from the body camera of the shooting officer, Ray Tensing. “This is the most asinine act I’ve ever seen a police officer make,” said Deters during a news conference. “It’s an absolute tragedy in 2015 that anyone would behave in this manner. It was senseless. He lost his temper because Mr. Dubose wouldn’t get...
  • Los Angeles bans 10-round firearm magazines

    07/30/2015 3:03:56 PM PDT · by bkopto · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/29/2015 | Kelly Cohen
    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban the possession of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Mayor Eric Garcetti has already said he would sign the ordinance, which according to the council, will close a loophole in state law already banning the sale and manufacture of such magazines. Anyone who owns the magazines will have 60 days to remove them from the city or turn them over to the Los Angeles Police Department for destruction, transfer or sale. Supporters of the measure believe it will help law enforcement officials prevent mass shootings in the city.
  • Six-month-old baby gets lifetime hunting license in US

    07/30/2015 3:24:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 30, 2015
    Daylen Brickley, a baby from the US state of New Hampshire, is the proud owner of a lifetime permit to hunt and fish - the first license holder under a new program. His fishing license is valid, but he will need to complete a hunter safety course before receiving that permit. His mother, Erica Brickley, is not concerned about his future training. The whole family was raised around hunting and fishing, "so I figure he'll kind of get in the swing of things". "It was only natural to kind of keep it going," she told the New Hampshire Union Leader.
  • Gun silencer sales are soaring

    07/30/2015 1:03:43 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 48 replies
    Gun silencer sales are on fire. The number of registered silencers surged 38% from last year to 792,282 in February 2015, according to the most recent figures from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. There were 571,750 licenses in March 2014. "It's getting to be more mainstream," said Josh Waldron, CEO of SilencerCo, which makes and sells silencers.
  • Group {CAIR} sues Fla. gun shop that declared 'Muslim Free Zone'

    07/30/2015 12:06:42 PM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    usatoday | July 30, 2015 | Aamer Madhani
    Linky only.
  • Courts hand down another pro-gun victory in ‘Docs vs Glocks’ case

    07/30/2015 10:45:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    guns.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | Chris Eger
    A federal court Tuesday rejected a request for rehearing over Florida’s law prohibiting health care workers from asking about their patient’s firearms, lifting a long-standing injunction. A Miami U.S. District Court in what became known popularly as the “Docs vs. Glocks” case blocked the Firearm Owners’ Privacy Act, signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott (R) after passage by the state legislature in 2011. This sent the case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta, which last July handed down a 2-1 ruling reversing the lower court after finding, “the Act is a valid regulation...
  • Tennessee man faces gun charges after asking to see White House

    07/30/2015 10:10:02 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/29/2015 | By Peter Hermann
    A man from the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee was arrested this week after police said he drove into the District with a pickup full of weapons and a propane tank, then asked an officer for directions to the White House. The 59-year-old man, identified as Steve Randall Oney of Sevierville, Tenn., told police he was moving and had stopped in the District for an overnight visit. Police said he pulled his truck over on Independence Avenue, got out and asked an officer, “Where’s the White House?” ~snip~ According to the court document, the officer saw a propane tank in back...
  • When the Gun Lobby Tries to Justify Firearms Everywhere, It Turns to This Guy

    07/30/2015 10:08:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    motherjones.com ^ | 7/28/2015 | Julia Lurie
    When you watch the news after the latest big shooting, there's a good chance you'll come across John Lott. The 57-year-old economist has made more than 100 media appearances over the past two years, from friendly conversations on Fox News to heated debates on MSNBC and CNN. After nine churchgoers were gunned down in Charleston, South Carolina, he went on Sean Hannity's show and criticized President Obama for spreading "clearly false" information about gun violence. Following the recent mass shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, his op-ed asking "Why should we make it easy for killers to attack our military?" was among...
  • FL: Be careful what you say to 911

    07/30/2015 5:41:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    What you say on 911 is recorded.  It can and will be used against you in a court of law.  My friend and publisher of numerous books on gun laws, Alan Korwin, says that in the vast majority of cases where people involved in self defense scenarios end up in serious legal difficulties, it is what they said on 911 that got them into trouble.  He expounds on this in his book "After You Shoot".   In a recent case in Florida, both male participants made errors.  One is dead and one has been charged.         I...
  • 'Muslim-free' Florida gun store sued (by CAIR)

    07/29/2015 4:55:19 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    Winnepeg Sun ^ | July 29, 2015 | Barbara Liston, Reuters
    ORLANDO, Fla., - A Florida gun store that proclaimed itself a Muslim-free zone was sued on Wednesday in federal court by the state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations on the grounds that the restriction is discriminatory. The lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Fort Lauderdale accuses Florida Gun Supply of Inverness of violating the federal public accommodations law and seeks an injunction to stop the discrimination, according to the complaint.
  • Lion Conservation Under Threat - Cecil the Lion The Facts

    07/29/2015 6:29:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    African Hunter ^ | July, 2015 | IJ Larivers
    As I read the reports of the killing of the famous Hwange National Park lion, Cecil, by an American client, hunting with a licensed professional hunter, I anticipated a rerun of the Musango Bull incident of a couple of years back. The bull elephant was another rock star of an attraction - in the Matusadona national park. He too was radio collared and he was shot by a sport hunter outside the park. There was within days the anticipated media frenzy over both the Bull and Cecil, but it turned out the two cases were markedly different. One element that...
  • Steelton police: Victim shot in home invasion shot and killed his assailant

    07/29/2015 5:22:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Pennlive.com ^ | 27 July, 2015 | Barbara Miller
    A 25-year-old Steelton man who was shot during a home invasion early Monday shot and killed his assailant, Steelton police say. "We believe it was self-defense," said Steelton police Chief John King, who said no charges have been filed in the shooting, which occurred in the 300 block of Lincoln Street. King said they don't know the identity of the man who was killed nor his accomplice. The pair encountered the residents of the home – the 25-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman – as they were arriving home just before midnight, King said. "The two suspects approached them at...
  • I’d love to go hunting one day with Dr Walter Palmer.. so I can stuff & mount him for MY office wall

    07/29/2015 4:02:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 28, 2015 | Piers Morgan
    Dr Walter Palmer is a dentist in the human happiness business. His website, at the River Bluff Dental clinic in Minnesota, says he ‘strives to create dazzling smiles’. For 27 years this self-anointed kindly man has showered his patients with extraordinary care and comfort, ensuring they leave his surgery immeasurably more self-confident than when they entered. His official photograph on the website exudes almost Saintly virtue; Palmer’s own gleaming dentures shining beatifically beneath his warm, bespectacled, twinkling eyes. But there’s another side to Dr Palmer. A side he alludes to right at the very end of a Q&A on the...
  • L.A. City Council bans large-capacity ammunition magazines

    07/29/2015 3:36:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Los Angeles Times' L.A. Now ^ | July 28, 2015 | Emily Alpert Reyes
    Defying sharp warnings from gun rights groups, Los Angeles thrust itself into the national debate over gun control Tuesday, as city lawmakers voted unanimously to ban the possession of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.. Such magazines have been “the common thread” in almost all the mass shootings that have devastated the country, from Newtown to Virginia Tech to Columbine, said Juliet Leftwich, legal director for the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Backers of the plan said it was a small but meaningful step to minimize the bloodshed, by forcing attackers to at least interrupt their rampages...
  • Delaware man killed with own gun in Steelton home invasion, shooting: Dauphin County coroner

    07/29/2015 3:24:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | July 28, 2015 | Megan Trimble
    HARRISBURG — A Delaware man was killed with his own gun after a botched attempt to invade a Steelton home. The fatal shooting started as a John Doe case, with the victims saying they did not know the man or his accomplice, Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick said Tuesday afternoon. While the coroner's office has since identified the man killed in the incident, Hetrick said he is withholding the name to allow the man's wife to discuss the death with the couple's young children in Wilmington. Hetrick described him as "a black male that is not really from this area"...
  • This gun "math" problem works great if you leave out a little thing like logic...

    07/29/2015 10:14:04 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 27 replies
    American Irony ^ | 7-29-15 | The Looking Spoon
    If Piers Morgan isn't the dumbest person on the planet, this tweet puts him in the top two: A ‘math’ test for you, America: If NOBODY had a gun, how many people would be shot dead? If EVERYBODY had a gun, same question. See? — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 27, 2015 It doesn't go well for him.This is one of those questions liberals always think is debate ending, but what really happens is they reveal just how absolutely brain-dead they really are. Let humour the man for a moment. If "NOBODY" had a gun how many people would be shot?...
  • Hillview man arrested for shooting down drone; cites right to privacy

    07/29/2015 7:19:24 AM PDT · by Rodamala · 67 replies
    WDRB.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Ryan Cummings
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Hillview man has been arrested after he shot down a drone flying over his property -- but he's not making any apologies for it. It happened Sunday night at a home on Earlywood Way, just south of the intersection between Smith Lane and Mud Lane in Bullitt County, according to an arrest report. Hillview Police say they were called to the home of 47-year-old William H. Merideth after someone complained about a firearm. When they arrived, police say Merideth told them he had shot down a drone that was flying over his house. The drone...
  • California Lawmakers Send Defiant Message to NRA After Taking Major Action on Gun Control

    07/29/2015 8:36:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    cnmnewz.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | unknown
    Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to make it illegal to be in possession of high-capacity ammo magazines, likely setting up a new Second Amendment battle in the Golden State. After passing the measure with a 12-0 vote, Councilman Paul Krekorian reportedly challenged the National Rifle Association.
  • MI: Disabled Vet Apprehends Criminal; Cited for Shots in Air (video)

    07/29/2015 8:05:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the limits to the legal use of deadly force was illustrated by a recent incident in Detroit, Michigan.  A disabled veteran caught a robbery suspect, and attempted to hold him for police.  After about five minutes, the suspect ran away.  The vet shot in the air in an attempt to stop the suspect, but it did not work.  From clickondetroit.com(with video): "The criminal hit me with something in the back of my head," the veteran said. He did not want to be named in this story. The robber was trying to steal the man's gold chain. He...
  • Marines Ditch the M-16, What?

    07/29/2015 6:40:26 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 47 replies
    Marine Corps Times ^ | 7/29/2015 | James K Sanborn
    Marine leaders have made the momentous recommendation to ditch the iconic M16 in favor of the M4 carbine as the new universal weapon for infantrymen. The recommendation to swap the venerated rifle that has served as the grunt’s primary implement of war since Vietnam now sits on the commandant’s desk, pending his final review and a decision. But, the swap appears imminent and if approved will relegate the M16 to a support role. It follows a similar shift already underway in the Army. With the endorsement of several major commands already supporting the switch — including Marine Corps Combat Development...
  • NRA's Wayne LaPierre promises apocalypse now (barf alert)

    07/29/2015 5:05:51 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 29 july 2015 | Francis Wilkinson
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, R, who presides over a state with a high rate of gun violence and a low quality of gun laws, is shocked. "We never would've imagined it would've happened in Louisiana or Lafayette," he said after last week's movie theater shooting in Lafayette, La. Jindal responded with a kind of gunner jujitsu, calling for other states to emulate the sloppy standards of Louisiana, which has loose gun laws and has largely failed to supply mental health records to the criminal background check system, although a law signed by Jindal now requires it. Louisiana has the nation's...
  • American Hunter Killed Cecil, Beloved Lion That Was Lured Out of Its Sanctuary

    07/29/2015 1:09:51 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 165 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | By KATIE ROGERS
    Cecil, a 13-year-old lion, wandered out of his sanctuary in a national park in Zimbabwe this month, following the scent of a potential snack. At the other end of Cecil’s search was a lure, placed there by hunters who, conservationists say, wanted their prey to cross into unprotected territory so they could kill him. Cecil, well known to those who visited the Hwange National Park in western Zimbabwe for his jet black mane, was beheaded, according to conservation officials. His corpse was left to rot in the sun. Zimbabwean officials said that Dr. Walter J. Palmer, an American hunter known...
  • The Top ten lies of the national Socialist LEFT [Lies 10 –7]

    07/28/2015 3:39:28 PM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 7 replies
    7/28/2015
    In part one we endeavored to introduce the subject matter of studying the national socialist left’s biggest Lies: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3311356/posts This part will be some of the national Socialist Left’s miscellaneous lies, part II will be gun grabber lies and part IV will be Lies that go directly to the heart of who and what of the national Socialist LEFT Now without any further ado we present the national Socialist left’s biggest lies 10 – 7: 10. You have a right to ______________ [healthcare, to be ‘safe’ from gun violence, etc.] 9. The Obama economy is up and the unemployment rate...
  • OK: Couple Honored for Bravery in Fighting Invaders

    07/28/2015 12:31:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Eddie and Cindy Gilmore, of  Marshall County, Oklahoma, were given an award for fighting back against armed home invaders in March of this year.   Four masked and armed invaders broke into their home and took Cindy hostage before Eddie accessed a pistol and started shooting.   He wounded two of the invaders before they fled, leaving him and Cindy unharmed.  From kten.com: The Gilmores are being recognized for how they handled a break-in that happened at their home back in march.  The night of the incident three people broke into their home with the intent to rob them, but the...
  • Every Marine is a Carbineman: USMC may switch to M4

    07/28/2015 11:44:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Guns.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Max Slowik
    Marine Corps leaders have made the long-awaited proposal to adopt the M4 carbine as the standard Marine infantry rifle. The recommendation wouldn’t completely phase out the currently-standard M16, but it would push the archetypal rifle into a support role. This follows in the Army’s footsteps, which began the transition to M4s more than 20 years ago. The M4 is in use with the Marines for select roles and is issued to officers as well.
  • Pro-Second Amendment Pastor Shoots Church Intruder

    07/28/2015 10:23:49 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/28/15 | The Daily Caller
    A pastor shot and injured an intruder at the Church of New Beginnings in Baytown, Texas sometime after 6 a.m. Tuesday, police say. Pastor Benny Holmes was sleeping in his office when he woke up to the sound of someone attempting to break into the church. Holmes then armed himself and shot the burglary suspect in the right shoulder, according to ABC 13 Eyewitness News in Houston. The alleged intruder, identified as Lee Marvin Blue, was immediately taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital and is now in stable condition. Police described Blue as having an extensive criminal history. Last year, Pastor...
  • UPDATE:Do you think people should be allowed to carry guns in public?

    07/28/2015 10:28:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 7/28/2015 | Unkown
    What do you think? Do you think people should be allowed to carry guns in public? 355k votes 92%
  • Bobby Jindal Calls for States to Follow Louisiana’s Example in Toughening Gun Laws

    07/28/2015 9:55:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 7/26/2015 | ASHLEY SOUTHALL
    Until Sunday, Mr. Jindal and most of his Republican rivals had deflected questions in recent days over whether the killings reflected a need for tighter gun control laws. On CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Mr. Jindal called for states to adopt laws similar to Louisiana’s that feed information about mental illness into a federal background check system for potential gun buyers.
  • 4 shot in assault rifle attack at Desire's Sampson park

    07/28/2015 8:50:24 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 29 replies
    nola.com ^ | 7-26-15 | Ken Daley
    A man armed with an assault rifle opened fire at a crowded park in Desire Sunday (July 26), shooting at least four people, including a man left critically wounded, New Orleans police said. The attack came around 6:20 p.m., when Edith Sampson Playground Park at the corner of Piety and Treasure streets was crowded with family gatherings and several children were playing inside two inflatable "space walkers," witnesses said. "I was scared for my life," said one woman, who asked that her name be withheld for fear of retaliation. "All those children was out there. I just got down and...
  • Obama: Guns a Greater Threat Than Terrorism

    07/28/2015 8:41:13 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 95 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 26, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    When Obama spoke to BBC last week he stressed his frustration over not being able to secure more gun control and suggested that the guns outweigh terrorism as a threat to Americans’ safety. Obama’s exact words: “If you look at the number of Americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism, it’s less than 100. If you look at the number that have been killed by gun violence, it’s in the tens of thousands.” In the lead up to this statement, Obama mentioned “mass killings” with guns but did not mention mass killings or attempted mass killings in which those holding the...
  • Editorial: Make gun laws work the way they're supposed to

    07/28/2015 6:25:37 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 23 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 28 july 2015
    Half the guns used by criminals in Illinois gush in from states that do an even lousier job than Illinois of keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill. When a big city like Chicago is a national hub of the illegal drug trade — even El Chapo has competition in this town, as Sun-Times reporter Frank Main wrote Sunday — then stopping that flow of guns is essential. Now, finally, a leading voice of the Republican Party, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, on Sunday said what Chicago leaders have been saying for years: At least close...
  • WV: Serial Killer Stopped in Desperate Self Defense Case

    07/28/2015 5:33:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    It appears the Neal Falls was a serial killer.  The license plates on his Subaru are  from Oregon.   The best summation of this case so far is on the pibillwarner site: Neal Falls DOB 9/24/1969 out of Oregon appears to be a serial killer, he was killed in West Virginia by a prostitute, he had kidnap-rape-murder tools in his vehicle, Neal Falls has worked as a armed security guard nationwide. Inside Neal Falls’ vehicle, police said they discovered a machete, shovel, axes, knives, bulletproof vest and numerous sets of handcuffs. Police also found a large bottle of bleach and...
  • Dangerous PCP Polymer Cased Ammo (Update)

    07/28/2015 5:15:53 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 23 replies
    TFB ^ | June 23, 2015 | TFB
    If you shoot centerfire you need to see this video.
  • Americans now know: More guns = less crime

    07/28/2015 5:15:25 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 6 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 28 july 2015 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Americans are increasingly convinced that owning a gun makes them safer. A new Rasmussen poll found that an overwhelming majority of Americans (68%) "feel safer in a neighborhood where guns are allowed." And a series of polls by Gallup, the Pew Research Center and ABC News and The Washington Post show similar results. But it isn't just what people say. They are clearly putting more stock in self-defense. Since 2007, the number of concealed-handgun permits has soared, from 4.6 million to 12.8 million. A new study by the Crime Prevention Research Center finds that a record 1.7 million permits have...
  • Cincinnati man shoots at 1-year-old boy, is shot by man with concealed carry permit

    07/27/2015 11:03:48 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Published July 27, 2015
    <p>A 62-year-old man with a gun in each hand fired at four people – including a 1-year-old boy – before a civilian with a concealed carry permit returned fire and wounded the shooter, cops told FOX19.</p>
  • Sex worker in West Virginia shoots dead 'serial killer'

    07/27/2015 10:16:25 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 66 replies
    BBC News ^ | 27 July 2015
    A woman working as a prostitute may have put an end to a nationwide killing spree after she shot and killed a man in self-defence, police say. She told police that Neal Falls, 45, had answered her online escort ad, but the encounter turned violent after he arrived at her West Virginia home. During a struggle, the woman got hold of Falls' gun and shot him.
  • Minn. Lawmakers to Propose National Guard Members Carry Weapons at Recruiting Centers

    07/27/2015 7:23:14 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 7/27/15 | Jay Kolls
    Several state lawmakers plan to introduce legislation that will make it legal for Minnesota National Guard members to carry weapons at recruiting centers, or whenever in uniform. State Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, says the killing of five military personnel in Tennessee is not to be taken lightly and said, "It is time we make sure our Minnesota National Guard members can have the ability to protect themselves when in uniform." Gazelka said "our guard members are targets wherever they go in uniform because they represent the United States and there are those who would do harm to them for that...
  • ATF: Gun Production Up ‘140 Percent’ During Obama Presidency

    07/27/2015 5:19:25 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7/27/15 | AWR Hawkins
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is reporting that gun production has more than doubled during the Obama presidency, increasing “140 percent.” This jump is based on 2013 production numbers, which is the most recent year where complete numbers are available. According to The Hill, the gun industry manufactured approximately “4.5 million firearms” the year before Obama entered office. In 2013 the number manufactured was “13.8 million.”
  • Gov. Doug Ducey arms Arizona National Guard after Tennessee shooting (another one!)

    07/22/2015 5:40:28 PM PDT · by Marie · 11 replies
    KTAR ^ | July 22, 2015 | KTAR Newsroom
    PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey signed an executive order Wednesday arming the Arizona National Guard in response to multiple shootings at military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee. "With the number of tragic shootings that have occurred on military installations in recent years, it's imperative that our soldiers and airmen -- people who put their lives on the line every day to protect our state and nation -- have at least the same level of self-defense as the citizens they're fighting for," Ducey said in a statement. Ducey's order will allow Guard personnel to carry weapons at Guard facilities and train them...
  • Trump: Louisiana shooting "has nothing to do with guns"

    07/27/2015 12:54:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 26, 2015 | Reena Flores
    After a gunman opened fire in a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater last week, killing two people and injuring nine others, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is pushing back against repeated calls to strengthen gun control legislation. "These are sick people," Trump said of the shooter, John Russell Houser, who was reported to be mentally ill. "This has nothing to do with guns. This has to do with the mentality of these people." "I'm a big Second Amendment person. You need protection," the presidential hopeful added in a CNN interview Sunday. "This person from what I hear had a record of...
  • 14 people shot, 3 killed in weekend Baltimore violence: No arrests announced in any of the shootings

    07/27/2015 12:24:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    BALTIMORE —Fourteen people were shot, including three fatally, since Friday night in Baltimore City, police said. The most recent homicide occurred around 7:45 p.m. Sunday when a man was shot multiple times in the chest in the 5500 block of Rubin Avenue. Police said the man was taken to an area hospital, where he died. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call police at 410-396-2100. A 22-year-old man was found shot in the buttocks around 11:40 p.m. Sunday in the 4300 block of Adelle Terrace. Police said the shooting took place in the unit block of South...
  • Cincinnati man shoots at 1-year-old boy, is shot by man with concealed carry permit

    07/27/2015 11:33:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 27, 2015
    A 62-year-old man with a gun in each hand fired at four people – including a 1-year-old boy – before a civilian with a concealed carry permit returned fire and wounded the shooter, cops told FOX19. Thomas McCary is being held without bond on four counts of felonious assault. McCary was arguing with a woman around 8 p.m. Sunday night and, when the woman’s brother, Patrick Ewing, approached, McCary pulled out a .38-caliber handgun and fired three shots at him, Cincinnati police said. Ewing didn’t get hit, but he did get his own gun and returned fire, wounding McCary in...
  • Martin O’Malley: ‘Ban Sale Of Assault Weapons,’ Launch ‘National Gun Registry’

    07/27/2015 10:02:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/26/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 24, the day after John Russell Houser allegedly used a handgun to kill two people in Lafayette, Louisiana, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley called on Congress to ban “the sale of assault weapons” and “[establish] a national gun registry.” He also said it is time to “[increase] inspections” on gun shops and mandate that gun owners lock up their guns in their homes.
  • Alabama governor lifts gun free zones at state rest areas

    07/27/2015 9:40:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    guns.com ^ | 7/27/2015 | Chris Eger
    Gov. Robert Bentley late Friday ordered workers to remove “no weapons beyond this point” signs at all state rest areas. The governor’s move came following a back and forth between Alabama Department of Transportation and state lawmakers over the legality of banning guns at rest areas for all those other than law enforcement.
  • She’s A Pistol hearing opens in Olathe for four murder defendants

    07/27/2015 8:27:54 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 16 replies
    KC Star ^ | July 27, 2015 | TONY RIZZO
    A preliminary hearing began Monday morning for four men charged in the attempted robbery and killing of a Shawnee gun store co-owner earlier this year. Soon after it started, Deanthony A. Wiley, 20, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and indicated he would plead guilty later. The hearing continued for the other three defendants. Jon Bieker was fatally shot during an attempted robbery and shootout that also wounded three of the defendants Jan. 9 at She’s A Pistol, the gun store owned by Bieker and his wife, Becky Bieker. The defendants — Wiley, Londro E. Patterson III and Nicquan...
  • Mark Kelly Admits Not Knowing Facts on Lafayette, Then Pushes Gun Control

    07/27/2015 8:12:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/26/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 24, Gabby Giffords’s husband Mark Kelly was questioned about the Lafayette theater attack, and after admitting all the facts were not yet known, he pushed for background checks and other gun controls. To justify the gun control push, Kelly floated the idea that alleged gunman John Russell Houser may have bought his handgun at a gun show where he could have avoided a background check.
  • Justifying crime. Comments fit John Jay Ray's Monograph on Political Leftists

    07/27/2015 4:51:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    While doing some research on the Bouchard's store defense with an AR-15 clone, I came across a discussion on 4chan.org about the event.  The site is labelled as Politically Incorrect.  While most of the participants expressed various levels of approval of Mr. Murrar, who defended himself and his store, an anonymous poster typed this response: This man had no right to fire on these people. He turned a small time theft into murder. Why didn't he just run out the back door and let them do what they had to do? Fucking republicans. I hate this world so much....
  • Baltimore nonprofit collects guns for Google Chromebook laptops

    07/26/2015 11:58:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | July 25, 2015 | Doug Donovan
    Fifteen donated firearms lay on a table inside the Baltimore Urban League Center. A total of 17 weapons were anonymously exchanged for laptops provided by Street Geeks of Baltimore. Following the collection, the weapons will be destroyed by the Baltimore Police Department. As the lyrics of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" echoed through the wooden rafters of the historic Orchard Street Church on Saturday, Richard Wilson stood in a line waiting to pick up a Google Chromebook computer in exchange for turning in a gun to Baltimore police.. The 66-year-old Windsor Mills resident grew up attending services at the church...
  • Manchin: ‘I need Republican help’ to fix gun sale checks

    07/26/2015 5:58:17 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 44 replies
    One of the Senate’s biggest supporters of firearm background checks is renewing calls for Congress to fix the system in the light of a deadly theater shooting in Lafayette, La. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said Sunday that Congress should “shut down the loophole” that allows some mentally ill people, like the Louisiana movie theater shooter, to slip through the government’s system for vetting gun sales. “Right now, I need Republican help,” said Manchin, a moderate Democrat has led the push to reform background checks. “I need my friends on the Republican side of the aisle to help us with a...