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  • Happiness is a warm gun: ‘Totalitarianism with a human face’(Why are so many Americans buying guns?)

    05/01/2012 6:06:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 1, 2012 | Bernie Quigley
    I was invited via an email from Cabela’s to trick out my AR. It took a minute to figure that they were talking about an automatic rifle. The picture looked like the M-16 I carried 40 years ago in military service, but more upscale. I don't own an AR. I don't even have a gun. It is usually nice shirts and camping equipment I get from them. So it was a little surprising. I like Cabela’s. When we lived in Michigan I'd take my kids to see their beautiful four-story displays of bears, coyotes, foxes in hinterland settings. It seemed...
  • Commentary: Balancing personal safety and potential violence (Zimmerman vs Trayvon)

    05/01/2012 4:59:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | May 1, 2012 | John Ramano
    With three children under the age of 13 in his home, a father has a message for the task force that on Tuesday began reviewing the state's public safety laws: "Nobody in this house will be a victim in the middle of the night. If you break into my home, someone else will carry you out. "I love the idea that the law allows us to protect ourselves." •With a son recently shot to death during a traffic confrontation gone horribly wrong, a father is hopeful that the governor's task force will take a long, hard look at the state's...
  • Concealed carry: Why the uproar?

    05/01/2012 3:39:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) ^ | April 30, 2012 | Ken Hanson
    April 8, 2012, marked the anniversary of a law that affects the lives of more than 270,000 Buckeyes. Ohio’s concealed-handgun license law turned 8 years old on that Sunday afternoon. Notably absent from the festivities were blood in the streets, Wild West reenactments and an epidemic of accidental gun injuries. To understand the significance of this event and why today it seems completely unremarkable, simply Google “Ohio concealed carry 2003” and prepare to be astonished. • “The widespread carrying of concealed handguns, however, will result in far more cases of senseless killings that occur simply because a loaded gun was...
  • We are the resistance!! Perhaps the last line of resistance!! [FReepathon thread XVII]

    05/01/2012 1:50:57 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 261 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | May 1, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    <p>This FReepathon thread is intended for FReepers who believe in and support our pro-life, pro-family, pro-limited government conservative causes, enjoy reading and participating on FR, think it's a worthwhile endeavor and would like to help us keep it going. All others should jump to my disclaimer posted at the bottom of this post. Do not be a disrupter.</p>
  • MSNBC's The Daily Rundown Defending Stand Your Ground Laws

    05/01/2012 10:59:20 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 4 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 1, 2012 | Chuck Todd & John Lott
    John Lott featured on the Daily Rundown May 1, 2012
  • Speaker Boehner protects Eric Holder from Contempt of Congress citation...again

    05/01/2012 10:07:18 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/1/2012 | Doug Book
    Three months ago conservatives were jubilant over reports Congressman Darrell Issa would offer a Contempt of Congress complaint against Eric Holder. After all, the Attorney General had openly refused to honor House Oversight Committee subpoenas for an estimated 80,000 documents vital to the Committee’s investigation of the role played by members of the Obama Regime in Operation Fast and Furious. Holder spent nearly a year lying to Congressional committees and making clear he had no intention of honoring legal subpoenas. His Assistant Attorney General Ron Weich had written a February 4th, 2011 letter to congress claiming the criminal walking of...
  • Elijah Cummings to Darrell Issa: Stop ‘witch hunt’

    04/30/2012 5:33:45 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/30/12 | DARIUS DIXON
    Rep. Elijah Cummings warned Rep. Darrell Issa against turning a potential contempt resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder over the Fast and Furious scandal into “an election-year witch hunt,” he wrote in a letter late last week. “Holding someone in contempt of Congress is one of the most serious and formal actions our Committee can take, and it should not be used as a political tool to generate press as part of an election-year witch hunt against the Obama Administration,” the Maryland Democrat wrote Friday to Issa, the California Republican who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Last...
  • Henry County crash victims identified, shooting suspect still on the loose

    05/01/2012 7:43:51 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    The Henry County Sheriff's Office has released the names of the four people killed in a crash that followed a shooting in Collinsville Saturday. The victims have been identified as 24-year-old Manesha Ward, 21-year-old Takea Turner, 19-year-old Lamar Ward, and 6-month old Lazarius Woods.
  • Standing Up For “Stand Your Ground” Law

    05/01/2012 8:33:33 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 9 replies
    NorthEscambia.com ^ | 5/1/2012 | FL Rep. Matt Gaetz and FL Sen. Don Gaet
    Viewpoint: Standing Up For “Stand Your Ground” Law May 1, 2012 “A person is justified in the use of deadly force and does not have a duty to retreat if he or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony.” Chapter 776.012, Florida Statutes Submitted by Rep. Matt Gaetz and Sen. Don Gaetz The shooting death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Thankfully, our Constitution leaves it to a jury of twelve citizens, not a gaggle...
  • Jesse Jackson’s false sermon on Trayvon Martin(FL)

    Civil rights icon Jesse Jackson took to the pulpit and the classroom in Miami to sermonize and implore African Americans to vote and to turn the death of Trayvon Martin into action. “There are lessons in this tragic matter of Trayvon Martin’s death,” Jackson said at 93rd Street Community Baptist Church on Sunday. “It defines white and black in this season -- that racism is alive and doing much too well.” So are half-truths and distortions – if Jackson’s speech is any measure. After mentioning the deaths and martyrdom of black activists and youths, Jackson brought up Trayvon’s death Feb....
  • Lawyers: 'Stand your ground' law becoming more common defense(FL barf alert)

    05/01/2012 5:49:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | 1 May, 2012 | John Woodrow Cox
    BROOKSVILLE — On a sticky summer night in 2010, William Siskos tucked a .22-caliber Ruger in his waistband and walked to a home on Ligonier Road in Spring Hill. There, in the front yard, he met Joe Kasbach for the first time. In the nine months before that night, Siskos had been dating Kasbach's wife. An argument broke out almost immediately. Within minutes, authorities say, Siskos pulled his gun and fired a round into Kasbach's abdomen. The 46-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital. A witness, standing just feet away, told detectives Kasbach never threw a punch or pulled a...
  • Stand Your Ground: A WAFF 48 News Special Report

    04/30/2012 8:47:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WAFF-TV ^ | April 30, 2012 | Elizabeth Gentle
    HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a community watchman in Sanford, Florida on February 26th. As this story plays out in the media, and soon in the courtroom, will the self defense law called Stand Your Ground change as the court case unfolds? Community Watch Coordinator George Zimmerman told authorities that he shot Martin in self-defense. That claim and delays in Zimmerman's arrest caused a firestorm of controversy. The debate over the Stand Your Ground Law is on the books in one form or another in some 21 states, including Alabama. Legal Analyst Mark...
  • Jesse Jackson’s false sermon on Trayvon Martin

    04/30/2012 6:56:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Miami Herald's Naked Politics ^ | April 30, 2012 | Marc Caputo, Political Writer
    Civil rights icon Jesse Jackson took to the pulpit and the classroom in Miami to sermonize and implore African Americans to vote and to turn the death of Trayvon Martin into action. “There are lessons in this tragic matter of Trayvon Martin’s death,” Jackson said at 93rd Street Community Baptist Church on Sunday. “It defines white and black in this season -- that racism is alive and doing much too well.” So are half-truths and distortions – if Jackson’s speech is any measure. After mentioning the deaths and martyrdom of black activists and youths, Jackson brought up Trayvon’s death Feb....
  • Washington, Where Nothing’s Funnier than Government-Sponsored Gun-Running(gunwalker)

    04/30/2012 5:56:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 30 April, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    The Annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner is a self-congratulatory mutual masturbation marathon that’s ostensibly a “roast” of the President. No matter who’s in the big chair, at best it’s a drunken festival of strained jokes, rictus-like grins and too-hearty knee slaps. Even with Lindsay Lohan in attendance. But as non-threatening as most of the routines are toward the current commander-in-chief, who the majority in the room would be only too happy to fellate if it would mean single-payer healthcare and Priuses for all, Jimmy Kimmel managed to work in a dig at the big guy (ever so tiny as it...
  • Update #13 – The Trayvon Martin Shooting – The Julison Communications Racist Agenda and Trail

    04/30/2012 5:00:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 30 April, 2012 | sundancecracker
    The layers of deception and spin appear almost infinite at this point in our research and discovery. For the purpose of this update we dig in to the Julison Communications angle a little deeper and find ourselves on the road to the White House. Again, a reminder and request for readers; The TreeHouse research team and numerous visitors, along with hundreds of tips from major sources and highly respected professionals, have been exhaustively searched, proofed, vetted and assembled. This “Julison Discovery” information, and the substance of this update, is not easily digested, or understood, in a vacuum of this single...
  • More Than 100 New ATF Investigations in South Texas

    04/30/2012 4:06:48 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 17 replies
    KRGV ^ | Aprill 27, 2012
    WESLACO - Federal agents say they are on the trail of more than a hundred illegal gun buyers in South Texas tonight. This is six months after a new requirement was added for gun dealers in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says agents realized they weren't tracking high-powered rifles. "The weapon of choice we weren't seeing reported is rifles," says Franceska Perot, an ATF spokesperson. She adds two out of every three new cases the ATF opened in the last six months in the four border states were from Texas. The...
  • Florida-style 'Stand Your Ground' gun laws sub impulse for intelligent thinking

    04/30/2012 3:34:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 30, 2012 | Walter Rodgers
    Even as George Zimmerman stands trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, many Americans argue these laws make us safe. I've had pistols held to my head from Bosnia to Beirut. Your best self-defense is your tongue. Those who put their faith in guns will ultimately be outgunned. Because this is my last column, I want to challenge a deeply held belief that is, tragically, a core one for millions of Americans. [See editor's note at the end of this column.] One of the most common ideas emerging after the Trayvon Martin tragedy with Florida’s Stand Your Ground law is that...
  • Fla. Task Force Wants Major Changes To “Stand Your Ground” Law

    04/30/2012 2:42:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 45 replies
    CBS Miami/AP ^ | April 30, 2012
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) —Florida’s controversial “stand your ground” law should undergo major changes but not be repealed, according to an independent task force created in the wake of the Travyon Martin shooting. State Sen. Chris Smith, who organized a panel of legal experts to look at the state’s “stand your ground” law, delivered recommendations to Gov. Rick Scott and legislative leaders on Monday.
  • This is What Happens When You Have A Population That Has Never Seen or Interacted with a Firearm

    A message from Vineland Municipal Utilities to their customers: “On March 14, a Vineland [New Jersey] Municipal Utility meter reader was reading meters near the Winslow School and St. Isidore’s day care in Vineland. The meter reader was using an automated electronic device to read water meters. This device is configured in such a way that it could possibly be mistaken for a firearm. Given recent events and concerns about violence in schools, the presence of the meter reader carrying the device was reported and emergency procedures were immediately implemented . . . First of all, I would like to...
  • Rehberg Amendment Protects Gun Owners from Unauthorized Obama Administration Tracking Policy

    04/30/2012 2:45:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    Print Close Rehberg Amendment Protects Gun Owners from Unauthorized Obama Administration Tracking Policy April 26, 2012 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Montana’s Congressman, Denny Rehberg, successfully offered an Amendment to fight an attempt by the Obama Administration to use an obscure regulatory process to track the purchases of firearms in four border states. Rehberg’s amendment to the FY13 Commerce, Justice and Science House Appropriations Bill would prevent the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) from using federal funds to track the purchases of gun owners who buy multiple rifles within a certain time period. “While President Obama and his allies...