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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Zimmerman’s Lawyer Launches New Website

    04/30/2012 10:58:58 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/30/12 | Joe Palazzolo
    George Zimmerman, charged in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, is building an online presence as his case moves toward trial. His defense attorney, Mark O’Mara, launched a new website – — that will seek donations for Zimmerman’s legal defense and “provide a voice” for the 28-year-old, who faces a second-degree murder charge in Martin’s death. O’Mara also created Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  • When Zimmerman evidence is released, what will it show?(FL)

    04/30/2012 7:37:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 60 replies ^ | 28 April, 2012 | Rene Stutzman
    What evidence does Special Prosecutor Angela Corey have that prompted her to charge George Zimmerman with murdering Trayvon Martin? So far, she has refused to say. Before long, though, she will be required by law to release the evidence — which fills several boxes. What will it show? "It'll be like little bits and pieces that will have to be strung together," said Adam Pollack, an Orlando criminal-trial attorney. "Almost a bunch of little dots. Initially, the little dots don't make much sense, but if you step back, you see a bigger picture." The public could get access in the...
  • Clues Put FBI Informant at the Apex of Fast and Furious Scandal

    04/30/2012 7:27:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 29 April, 2012 | Bill Conroy
    US Weapons “Walked” Into Mexico Under ATF Operation Supplied Firepower for Juarez Bloodbath A top enforcer for the Sinaloa drug organization and his army of assassins in Juarez, Mexico — responsible for a surge in violence in that city that has led to thousands of deaths in recent years — may well have been supplied hundreds, if not thousands, of weapons through an ill-fated US law-enforcement operation known as Fast and Furious. That enforcer, Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, was arrested by Mexican police in February this year and is now the subject of a 14-count US indictment unsealed in late...
  • Legislators taking precautions after Gibbons robbed(PA)

    04/30/2012 7:16:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Beaver County Times ^ | 28 April, 2012 | J.D. Prose
    In the weeks after state Rep. Jaret Gibbons and two aides were robbed last month in Harrisburg, local legislators have heightened safety concerns in the state capital, and the incident convinced one House member to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon. "It was kind of the final straw as for me going and getting a permit," said Jim Christiana, R-15, Beaver, who applied for a permit a few weeks after Gibbons was robbed and has since received it. "It really opened a lot of eyes," Christiana said of the robbery March 12 in an alley about a block...
  • Two men injured after altercation including a gun and a knife(TX)

    04/30/2012 7:09:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 29 April, 2012 | NA
    TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Released by the Tyler Police Department: On April 29, 2012, at about 1:55 pm, Tyler Police received a 911 call of a man with a gun shooting in the area of Richfield Drive. Once officers arrived at the scene, they found two white males on the ground in an alley way behind 7109 Richfield. Officers learned that Lewis Hampton, a white male age 41, had threatened several people with a large knife. One white male, who was threatened by Hampton, had a handgun in his possession. He confronted Hampton in an effort to protect himself and...
  • ‘Ghost’ holster not cop friendly (New York barf alert)

    04/30/2012 6:53:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies ^ | 27 April, 2012 | Rocco Parascandola
    POLICE OFFICERS have been warned of a new threat to their lives — a holster that allows criminals to hide their guns and even fire through their clothing, police sources said. The safety alert, posted in precincts throughout the city, advises cops of the dangerous so-called “ghost holsters.” The holster is a pouch that, depending on the size of the gun, provides the user enough room to reach in and fire through clothing without removing the firearm. Police sources said officers have been told that the holster can be worn on the stomach. That could allow criminals to better conceal...
  • Virginia takes final action to legalize open carry in state parks

    04/30/2012 6:46:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    DC Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 28 April, 2012 | Mike Stollenwerk
    In an announcement posted today in Virginia's Regulatory Town Hall, the Virginia Department of Conservation served notice to the public that the "[r]epeal of § 4VAC5-30-200 [which] prohibits the open carry of firearms in Virginia State Parks" will be published as a final rule on May 7th in Volume 28 Issue 18 of the Virginia Register of regulations. The usual practice of the Virginia Registrar is to make such final rules effective 60 days after publication in the Register. This action by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's administration is the final chapter in a decade long regulatory fight to legalize gun...
  • Issa, Chaffetz confirm contempt plans for Holder over Fast and Furious(gunwalker)

    04/30/2012 5:57:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies ^ | 27 April, 2012 | NA
    House GOP leaders said Friday they are pursuing a plan to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and the Justice Department in contempt for “stonewalling” them over information regarding the administration’s failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking program. GOP Rep. Darrell Issa confirmed to Fox News that House Speaker John Boehner gave him and others on his House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform the authority to drafted a contempt of Congress resolution. “We have a few other options (but) to a great extent we’ve been stonewalled by the Justice Department,” said Issa, R-Calif. The news of the document and...
  • Exclusive - Indoctrination 101: Teaching Chicago Students to Protest

    04/30/2012 5:52:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 24 April, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    Jones College Prep, a Chicago Public Schools “selective enrollment” school, held “Social Justice Week” in March, a collection of events geared towards turning students into activists. See the schedule of events here. According to a flyer on the school’s website: Social Justice Week was created to promote community advancement through dialogue and community service based activism. Moreover, we hope to unify the voice of various JCP and community organizations in which to facilitate collaboration for the betterment of the community at large and promote a unified human rights advancement initiative. The school is, according to U.S. News & World Report,...
  • Public quick to pull trigger on easier access to pistol permits(NY)

    04/30/2012 5:44:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 28 April, 2012 | Paul Mrozek
    BATAVIA — Patty Glomb, recording clerk in the Genesee County Clerk’s Office, sat at her desk Tuesday and motioned to her left and right, then behind and in front of her. Her work space in County Building 1 was surrounded by drawers and cabinets full of file folders, all of them applications from county residents for new, amended or upgraded pistol permits. She and her co-workers, are, pun intended, under the gun. “It’s almost impossible to keep up,” Glomb said. The backlog is partly a result of a change in Genesee County policy that makes it easier to obtain a...
  • 2 ATF agents: Our hands were tied, so guns walked ( Fast and Furious )

    04/29/2012 7:05:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | April 15, 2012 | Tim Steller
    Two of the supervising agents implicated in the Operation Fast and Furious gun-trafficking scandal are mounting a counteroffensive, arguing they had no choice but to let criminal suspects buy guns. Last month, lawyers for ATF supervisors Bill Newell and David Voth sent letters to two members of Congress who are leading an investigation into the Phoenix-based probe of people buying guns in Arizona for criminals in Mexico. One of their key arguments: From the operation's inception in September 2009 until June 2010, federal prosecutors told the bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents running the investigation that they did...
  • 2004: Romney signs off on permanent assault weapons ban

    04/29/2012 4:52:29 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 49 replies ^ | February 4th, 2012
    Andrew Kaczynski dug up this Romney press release today from the Web Archive, showing that he signed off on a permanent Assault Weapons ban in 2004: In a move that will help keep the streets and neighborhoods of Massachusetts safe, Governor Mitt Romney today signed into law a permanent assault weapons ban that forever makes it harder for criminals to get their hands on these dangerous guns. “Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts,” Romney said, at a bill signing ceremony with legislators, sportsmen’s groups and gun safety advocates. “These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They...
  • South Bend class aims to take the fear out of handling a gun(IN)

    04/29/2012 6:44:48 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 28 April, 2012 | Melanie Yuill
    The percentage of women who own a gun is at a new high. Statistics show 43% of women are packing heat. And a class was held in South Bend Saturday morning to make sure women know how to use those guns. Julia Johnson is learning how to use a gun because she doesn't always feel safe at home. "My husband works overseas and so I'm home alone sometimes and I want to feel like I can sleep at night," said Johnson. And it's not just herself she's worried about protecting. "I have a five year old at home," said Johnson....
  • Gun Talk Radio 4/29/12

    04/29/2012 5:00:24 PM PDT · by mylife · 97 replies
    Gun Talk Radio ^ | 4/29/12 | Tom Gresham
    ~~Come on in and shoot the breeze~~ Gun Talk Radio 4/29/12~~07:00 CST Listen to the podcast Here Or the KIDO 580 stream Here
  • 7.3% of Keys residents can be packing(FL)

    04/29/2012 2:37:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 29 April, 2012 | ADAM LINHARDT
    About a dozen people sat in the smallish classroom at Down Range Concepts in Key West on Thursday, ready to begin learning the ins and outs of Florida's concealed carry law, firearms safety and the legal liability that accompanies carrying a weapon. Among the students was Rob Nevius, a boat captain and fishing charter guide who has been on the waters around Key West for more than 15 years. The time had come, the captain said, to inquire about guns and learn the law. "There have been boat hijackings," Nevius said. "It does happen out there." Standing before the group...
  • Is it time to boycott Florida? (Cover the keyboard in Saran Wrap)

    04/29/2012 2:10:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 29, 2012 | Bryian Revoner
    In the midst of this controversial ‘Stand Your Ground’ law issue in the Trayvon Martin case and in the Marissa Alexander case, three key questions immediately come to mind. Question number one is how much injustice is this ‘Stand Your Ground’ law going to inflict on the public and on good, old-fashioned common sense before it is either revised or repealed? Question number two would have to be is this barefaced differentiation in the applying of the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law in regards to both of these cases a direct reflection of the ‘War on Women’, a war on minorities,...
  • Unstable ground: The fine line between self-defense and murder

    04/29/2012 8:12:19 AM PDT · by loucon · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/29/2012 | Mallory Simon and Ann O'Neill
    Laveen, Arizona (CNN) -- Daniel Adkins knew his son would never leave Lady. So when animal control officers showed up at the door with Daniel Jr.'s yellow lab in tow, "I felt like he was calling out to me for help." Something was definitely wrong. Adkins and his wife, Antonia, had searched the neighborhood just hours earlier, tracing their missing son's footsteps down two miles of dusty road to a cluster of strip malls. But they didn't make it as far as the Taco Bell. If they had, they would have come across the flashing police lights and the body...
  • TSA Seizes Record Number of Guns at Love Field(TX)

    04/29/2012 6:47:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 27 April, 2012 | Ellen Goldberg
    The Transportation Security Administration said the number of guns its agents have found on travelers at airports across Texas is up, with the biggest spike at Dallas Love Field. This month alone, TSA agents seized six guns at Love Field -- 15 so far this year. Compare that to just 1 gun during the same time frame, last year. Despite checking in more than three times the number of passengers, the agency seized 16 guns so far this year at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport -- just one more than at Love Field. All of the travelers had concealed handgun licenses...
  • Get ready for new face of gun owners(FL)

    04/29/2012 6:33:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies ^ | 29 April, 2012 | John Romano
    They stood side by side, staring intently at the iced tea jugs resting on the ground in front of them. The teacher. The widow. The student, the homemaker and the businesswoman. It is a Saturday afternoon, and they are among more than two dozen people who have paid $50 to be here. To watch videos, listen to instructors and feel safer than before. For just a few moments, it is virtually silent. And then comes an explosion of thunder as they begin raising pistols and blasting away at the doomed jugs before them. • • • Chances are, someone in...
  • Ammunition Collection Day(IA)

    04/29/2012 6:25:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies ^ | 29 April, 2012 | Raquel Hellman
    Cerro Gordo County, IA - Local law enforcement is making an effort to keep ammunition out of the wrong hands. On Saturday, Cerro Gordo County hosted an ammunition collection day. Folks are encouraged to drop off their unused, unwanted or expired ammunition. Officers said not only will this help keep the ammunition out of the wrong hands, but it will also help keep your home safe. "It's very explosive, so if there is fire in your house it can go off and then we're putting our friends at the fire department and our neighbors at risk," said Officer David Studder...
  • Open Carrying of Firearms(MO)

    04/29/2012 6:20:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 28 April, 2012 | NA
    The Washington City Council is considering a ban on open carry of firearms. Police Chief Ken Hahn has asked the council to pass an ordinance that would prohibit people from openly carrying a firearm in the city. There is no need for anyone other than a law enforcement officer, or the military, to openly carry a firearm in the city. We do have in Missouri a law that permits the carrying of a concealed weapon as long as a permit is obtained. To obtain a permit, the process includes a degree of training in the use of the firearm. The...
  • Texas Hunters Can Now Use Silencers On Their Firearm

    04/29/2012 6:13:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies ^ | 28 April, 2012 | Daniel Novick
    DALLAS— It is now legal in Texas to use a silencer on your firearm while hunting, after the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted new rules in late March. The main goal of a silencer is a pretty simple one: Hearing protection. "Anything over 140 decibels is by OSHA standards is too loud for the human ear, and most gunfire is over 160 decibels," said Joshua Waldron, CEO for Silencerco, a silencer manufacturing company. Silencers, legal in 39 states including Texas, are becoming more popular. The concept of hunters having silencers however has drawn some controversy. Some said having silencers...
  • Lyons: Facts don’t bother pundits(Zimmerman/Martin)

    04/29/2012 6:05:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies ^ | 28 April, 2012 | Gene Lyons
    Almost from the beginning, there were two aspects of the “George Zimmerman as racist assassin” story that made little sense. First, who calls the police, then murders a total stranger in cold blood knowing that the cops are minutes away? Panic seemed likelier than malice. Second, how does a 28-year-old man with a desk job catch a fleeing 17-year-old high school athlete, anyway? I say “almost,” because like most Americans, I responded to the Trayvon Martin tragedy as President Obama did — in sorrow, and with pity for the immense dignity of the young man’s parents. They and their son...
  • Police Chiefs Focus on Disparities in Gun Violence, With an Eye Toward Solutions

    04/29/2012 5:17:42 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | 29 apr 2012 | ERICA GOODE
    WASHINGTON — In a single week last April, 3 people were killed with guns in Philadelphia, 14 more were shot and wounded, 68 robberies were carried out at gunpoint and a total of 144 crimes involving firearms were reported. During that same week in San Diego, a city of roughly the same size with far fewer police officers, there were no gun-related homicides, 2 people wounded by gunshots, 4 robberies committed at gunpoint and a total of only 20 gun-related crimes.
  • Crime and Courts: Television, 'preppers,' among factors driving gun boom (barf alert)

    04/29/2012 5:06:43 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 14 replies
    Capital Times ^ | 29 apr 2012 | Steven Elbow
    So the state has just passed the 100,000 concealed carry permit threshold. Does that mean people are buying more handguns? You betcha. And then some. Sure, a lot of the people applying for concealed carry permits already have guns. But the state Justice Department has seen record numbers of applications for background checks for gun buys, which hit 14,842 in February, the last month for which the agency supplied data. That’s more than double the 6,314 background checks in February 2011, which was up from the 4,994 background checks in 2010. The state’s new concealed carry law may account for...
  • Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Brave New World Edition(NC)

    04/28/2012 7:41:40 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 28 April, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    When Erin McCoy awoke from a Saturday afternoon nap to the sound of glass breaking, she grabbed a shotgun. Seeing a hand trying to open the window in her kitchen, she tried to warn him off, but he kept coming. That’s when she sent an ounce or so of persuasion toward the uninvited guest. Pretty much your standard issue DGU. Woman defends herself, suspects flee and one presents at the local ER with a sucking chest wound claiming he was “shot while playing basketball.” But in a post-Trayvon world, something has changed . . . Check out the report of...
  • Margie Omero’s Open Letter to Pollsters Seeks to Control Gun Control Debate

    04/28/2012 6:25:04 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 28 April, 2012 | Rober Farago
    Margie Omero [above] is a Democratic pollster and president of Momentum Analysis. She’s well-up on the dark art of creating a poll that delivers the results her client seeks. And Marge is pissed off that her competitors keep publishing poll results which show that most Americans don’t support gun control. So the Big O has written an open letter for the Huffington Post exhorting her colleagues to go all George Orwell and literally change the “terms” of the “gun control debate.” It’s a clever piece of writing that educates by example; ceding the right to keep (but not bear) arms...
  • Registry didn’t work before, doesn’t work now(Canada)

    04/28/2012 6:12:55 PM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 27 April, 2012 | Erno Rossi
    I hold in my hand a very important piece of paper dated at Welland, July 15, 1942 signed by a corporal in the local police force. This piece of paper gave Don Augustine permission to lend two shotguns to Frank Templain for the purpose of hunting. As the heading on the top of the form explained: INDIVIDUAL PERMIT TO SELL, LEND, BARTER, TRANSFER-POSSESSION OR PURCHASE A RIFLE OR SHOTGUN. This form is an example from the original long gun registry that I showed to Liberal organizers when they were promoting the second long gun registry for all Canadians. My point...
  • Sheriff: Body found in Wash. mountain bunker

    04/28/2012 1:40:59 PM PDT · by Sawdring · 15 replies
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | 4/28/2012 | GENE JOHNSON and TED WARREN
    NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) — After a 22-hour standoff, police blew the top off a rugged mountain bunker near Seattle on Saturday, only to find their target — a man believed to be a murder suspect who holed up there — dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside. Authorities had not positively identified the body as 41-year-old Peter Keller, who hadn't been seen since his wife and daughter were found shot to death last weekend, King County sheriff's Sgt. Katie Larson said. A bomb squad cleared the bunker, built into a ridge in the Cascade Mountains, to make sure there...
  • Man uses concealed weapon to stop stabbing spree, police say he likely saved lives(UT)

    04/28/2012 12:46:22 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 27 April, 2012 | Noah Bond
    SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Kiet Thanh Ly is accused of a stabbing spree at a downtown Salt Lake City supermarket. The stabbing happened at the 400 South 600 East Smith's location April 26 at about 5:30 p.m. where the stabbings sent customers running for safety. Police say Ly, who is 33-years-old, bought the knife at the store then stabbed two men in the parking lot and tried to stab others. Police say Ly did not know his victims. The hero of the hour is a man with a concealed weapons permit. He held Ly at gunpoint until...