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  • House to vote on Trayvon amendment

    05/08/2012 4:14:11 PM PDT · by rarestia · 83 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8 May 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    House Democrats said Tuesday they will offer an amendment to push to overturn stand-your-ground self-defense laws in states like Florida. The amendment, which would withhold some grants from states that have such laws, will come as part of the House's debate on the Commerce Department spending bill. Emphasis added
  • Petty, anti-gun antics from the Ohio Democrat Party and its allies

    05/08/2012 3:39:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    Human Events ^ | 05/08/2012 | Raquel Okyay
    The anti-gun lobby, the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence and Democratic state officials are aiming their pointy little fingers at state Republican Rep. Margaret Conditt of Liberty Township because she plans to have an election fundraiser at Middletown Sportsmen’s Club on May 12. The club is a -- danger alert -- firing range, and apparently a big no-no if concerned citizens care about gun violence and young people. Firing ranges, being operated by the experts, taking the best possible precautions, are practical, effective and legal; so what is the problem with having a politician conduct a fundraiser at a local...
  • Democrat breaks ranks, supports Issa’s push to enforce Fast and Furious subpoena

    05/08/2012 1:17:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/08/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Indiana Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly told The Daily Caller on Tuesday that he supports the House oversight committee’s efforts to enforce the congressional subpoena of Attorney General Eric Holder over Operation Fast and Furious. “One of the duties of Congress is to provide oversight of the Executive Branch,” Donnelly told TheDC. “There has been a serious allegation of federal law enforcement misconduct and we need to get to the bottom of this issue without playing partisan politics.” Holder has demonstrably failed to comply with the congressional subpoena House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa served him on Oct. 12, 2011....
  • Democrat representative breaks ranks, criticizes Eric Holder

    05/08/2012 12:37:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | 05/08/2012 | John Hayward
    Sometimes elections get results, even before they happen. Matthew Boyle at the Daily Caller reports what could be a significant development in the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama Administration’s deadly “gun walking” program. A House Democrat has broken ranks with his party - which is absurdly trying to claim that Attorney General Eric Holder has complied with House Oversight subpoenas, even though not a single category of requested documents has been fully provided, and Holder has failed to produce anything to satisfy 13 of the 22 categories. The ranking Democrat on House Oversight, Elijah Cummings (D-MD), comically...
  • Issa to Holder: You can still avoid contempt if you give up Fast and Furious documents

    05/08/2012 11:10:41 AM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/07/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    A spokeswoman for House oversight committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa told The Daily Caller that Attorney General Eric Holder could still avoid the contempt of Congress proceedings on the horizon — if he cooperates with the congressional subpoena he's thus far failed to comply with. "The Justice Department can still avoid contempt," Issa spokeswoman Becca Watkins told TheDC. "They need to pledge their cooperation and stop stonewalling on critical documents outlined by the committee in the draft contempt report."Watkins said those "critical documents" include "what high ranking officials knew about Fast and Furious and when they knew it, information about...
  • 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver rules: No Gun Rights for Illegals

    05/08/2012 10:37:18 AM PDT · by SandRat · 29 replies
    A conicted illegal's lawyer claimed that the prior conviction should be overturned because of the 2nd Ammendment,
  • Fighting Crime With Jewelry(ultra barf alert)

    05/08/2012 5:33:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 7 May, 2012 | Nicole Gull
    Jessica Mindich's company, Jewelry for a Cause, helps take guns off the street by transforming deadly weapons into beautiful jewelry, and nonprofit donations. When Jessica Mindich launched Jewelry for a Cause five years ago, she never imagined she would end up working with guns. Her Greenwich, Connecticut-based company designs accessories and donates 20 percent of sales to nonprofit organizations, including and the Alzheimer's Association. Mindich's foray into firearms started in December. She was attending a conference in San Diego and met Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, New Jersey. In one of the sessions, Booker spoke about the success...
  • "Trayvon Bill" to hit House floor(LA)

    05/08/2012 4:57:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 59 replies ^ | 7 May, 2012 | Shawn Kline
    A new bill would re-write Louisiana criminal law in response to the February shooting in Florida of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The bill, HB1100, targets what's known as a "Stand Your Ground law." State lawmakers say as it reads right now, prosecutors would have a tough time pressing charges against the shooter if the Trayvon Martin case happened in Louisiana. George Zimmerman faces a second degree murder charge for that shooting. A neighborhood watch activist, Zimmerman shot and killed Martin, Zimmerman says in self-defense, but according to some, "self-defense" isn't very clear in Louisiana. "If the case were that Mr. Zimmerman...
  • House Oversight Committee Makes Case for Contempt of Congress in “Fast & Furious”(Murdergate)

    05/08/2012 4:51:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 7 May, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --( Back in February, U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) promised to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress if Holder didn’t hand over Justice Department documents that had been subpoenaed as part of an ongoing investigation into the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives’ now-infamous “Operation Fast and Furious” gun-walking operation. This week, Rep. Issa –chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee– made good on the pledge and sent out a draft Contempt Order against Holder to members of the committee. The document makes a case for holding the beleaguered U.S. Attorney General...
  • Georgia's Stand Your Ground Law (under attack)

    05/08/2012 4:36:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 7 May, 2012 | Parker Wallace
    Atlanta — Georgia is the first state having its “Stand Your Ground” law scrutinized by a federal court. An Atlanta civil rights leader filed a federal case challenging the law in response to the February shooting death of unarmed Florida teen, Trayvon Martin. Here’s how Georgia’s Stand Your Ground law works: If you think someone is about to kill you, you can use deadly force to defend yourself. It’s been Georgia law since 2006. But self defense can be a legal grey area. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation the number of justifiable homicides in Georgia has increased per...
  • Growing numbers of women are arming themselves(CA)

    05/08/2012 4:28:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 7 May, 2012 | Christine Park
    FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A growing number of women are arming themselves with self-defense knowledge and weapons, they say, to protect their families and property from crimes. Even in the middle of the day, walking alone makes Cindy Curwick a little uneasy. "And suddenly he came up behind me, jumped on my back, and threw me down and put a knife to my throat." The Fresno mother and grandmother was the victim of assault not once, but twice. Both times when she was running alone. "I finally got in touch with the rage that, how dare someone do such a...
  • Michiganders Push for Concealed Carry

    05/08/2012 4:19:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 7 May, 2012 | dabneybailey
    As Michigan lawmakers enter debate about the future of concealed carry laws, organizers are rallying to promote Constitutional Carry. Right now, Michigan has a whole range of locations where concealed handguns are off limits -- places like schools, churches and sports stadium. The lawmakers are thinking that as long as permit holders undergo extra training, then gun owners should be allowed to carry in these areas. Gun rights advocates are happy with the way things are going -- mostly. They believe that this new legislation is on the right track, it just doesn't go nearly far enough. They want to...
  • Judge refuses to toss out elderly man’s lawsuit against Lubbock police(TX)

    05/08/2012 4:13:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 7 May, 2012 | James Clark
    <p>Lubbock police asked a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by then 90-year-old Willie Williams who claims excessive force related to a shooting incident last year. But a federal judge in Lubbock said ‘no' on Monday.</p> <p>Williams, now 91, claims police fired on him in his own apartment as they were responding to a burglary that was reported next door to him. Williams claims he heard someone breaking into his apartment so he grabbed a shotgun for self defense.</p>
  • Woman beaten with handgun, uses box cutter in self-defense(TN)

    05/08/2012 4:06:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 7 May, 2012 | Staff
    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- A Johnson City man was arrested Sunday after police say he struck his girlfriend with a handgun. According to reports from the Johnson City Police Department, Kenneth S. Harrison, 40, of Cherokee Road was arrested on Sunday at noon and charged with Aggravated Domestic Assault. Police report that Harrison and his girlfriend got into a fight and when she attempted to run away, he grabbed her by the shirt and began to strike her in the face with a handgun. Harrison then allegedly pushed the woman to the ground and hit her several more times on...
  • 2 dead, at least 24 wounded in weekend shootings

    05/07/2012 7:08:41 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies ^ | 6 May 2012 | Sun Times Media Wire
    Two people have been killed, and at least 24 other people -- one of them a 12-year-old girl -- have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon. About 1:26 a.m. Sunday, Devon Paramore, 33, of the 8600 block of West 87th Street, was shot in the back and right armpit in the 1300 block of 13th Street and later pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The other fatal shooting occurred at 9:09 p.m. on Friday in the city’s Far South Side Pullman neighborhood, where police said they found an unresponsive 16-year-old boy...
  • Fort Worth pastor shoots alleged home intruder (TX)

    05/07/2012 4:15:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies ^ | 7 May, 2012 | JIM DOUGLAS
    FORT WORTH - A Fort Worth pastor shot a man he said broke into his home early Monday morning. Anthony Jobe said he awoke to his doorbell being rung in the early morning hours at his home in the 2400 block of Hunting Drive. He said he then heard beating on his side door, which is where he said he found a man attempting to kick his door down. Upon seeing the alleged intruder, a confrontation ensued, ending with Jobe shooting the man with his handgun. "That's unfortunate, shooting pastor, I know," Jobe said. "... I shoot more as a...
  • George Zimmerman: Attorney wants witnesses protected

    05/07/2012 3:12:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Central Florida News 13 ^ | May 7, 2012 | Scott McDonnell
    Neither George Zimmerman, his attorney or the special prosecutor will be in court Tuesday for a scheduled arraignment. Zimmerman entered a not guilty plea to second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin weeks ago and waived his appearance for Tuesday. Attorney Mark O’Mara told News 13 that he planned on filing motions to protect the names of witnesses in the case. Once that is done, O’Mara said discovery or the state’s evidence will begin to flow. It’s likely attorneys for several major media companies will file their own motion to have that information made public. O’Mara continues to...
  • PA gun activists fuming over planned state instant check shutdown

    05/07/2012 9:55:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 7 May, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Pennsylvania gun owners are furious about a planned 60-hour shutdown of the state instant check system (PICS) later this month so the State Police can upgrade its fingerprint system. While a press release says the shutdown will “temporarily restrict the purchase of firearms and negate the ability to obtain criminal history checks,” an earlier “important notice” from Major Martin L. Henry III put it more bluntly. “During this time,” Henry said, “all calls will be forwarded to an operator and placed in an undetermined or denied status. Undetermined status queries will not be processed until after the system is back...
  • Knives are banned at Tampa’s GOP convention, but guns are OK

    05/07/2012 9:12:36 AM PDT · by bkopto · 25 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 2, 2012 | Fred Grimm
    Don’t come messing around the Republican National Convention with an “air rifle, air pistol, paintball rifle, explosive blasting cap, switchblade, hatchet, ax, slingshot, blackjack, metal knuckles, nunchakus, mace, iron buckle, ax handle, chain, crowbar, hammer, shovel or any club or bludgeon.” All this along with “any other instrumentality used or intended to be used to cause physical or personal damage.” Except, of course, for the most obvious instrument intended to cause physical or personal damage. The city didn’t prohibit guns. It can’t. Gov. Rick Scott, who could, won’t. He rejected a request from Mayor Bob Buckhorn asking for an “executive...
  • Lawmakers Push Bill To Ban Criminals From Suing Victims(AL)

    05/07/2012 9:02:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 6 May, 2012 | Nick Banaszak
    Imagine the horror of having your home or business plundered by thieves. Not a good feeling, but even harder to fathom that the bad guys who did it could end up suing you in court. State lawmakers say an existing legal loophole allows thieves to file civil lawsuits against home and business owners if they end up getting injured while intruding. But a bill working its way through the Alabama State Legislature would put an end to the practice. If approved, House Bill 46 would grant immunity to property owners from civil lawsuits by criminals in almost all circumstances. State...
  • Sleznikow overlooks key gun control arguments(WI)

    05/07/2012 8:51:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    The Badger Herald ^ | 6 May, 2012 | Justin Kramer
    This column is in response to Hannah Sleznikow’s recent column titled, “Safety concerns outweigh rights to bear arms.” On the Constitution being a “living document:” This is only true in the sense it is in full force today and can be formally amended. However, it cannot simply be reinterpreted based on one’s political whims or to “fit with the times.” When one tries to take the Constitution, or any of its subsequent amendments, out of its historical context, a great disservice is done and the floodgates are opened to abuse. We cannot twist and warp it to fit our own...
  • Is Fast and Furious the Next Watergate?

    05/07/2012 8:45:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies ^ | 6 May, 2012 | Alan Caruba
    When suspects in a crime are interrogated, they often develop memory loss. When the crime is running guns to drug cartels on both sides of the border, the crime involves the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol officer, Brian Terry, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, Jaime Zapata, and countless Mexican citizens. Katie Pavlich has written an extraordinary expose, "Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and its Shameless Cover-Up" (Regnery Publishing). She is a veteran agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) who has meticulously documented a story that should result in contempt of Congress action...
  • Gun problem is a First Amendment issue

    05/07/2012 8:40:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies ^ | 6 May, 2012 | John Archibald
    It's a Clint Eastwood kind of country, a go-ahead-and-make-my-day-and-age. I get it. I do. With the blessing of the founders and the High Court, you have the undisputed, undefeated right to bear-hug all the arms you want. I don't want to take your guns. I'm not trying to outlaw your guns. And I wouldn't pry them from your cold dead hands if I could. But Lord knows -- even Charlton Heston's ghost knows -- we need to talk about guns. Because the biggest threats to the Second Amendment are not the anti-gun, tree-hugging Greenpeace hippies. The biggest threats to responsible...
  • Florida front and center in gun-rights debate

    05/07/2012 7:02:52 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 7 replies
    (Sarasota Herald-Tribune) ^ | 5/6/2012 | Lloyd ("Guns scare me") Dunkelburger
    Florida front and center in gun-rights debate By Lloyd Dunkelberger, Herald-TribuneSunday, May 6, 2012 TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s liberal gun laws have been thrust into the national spotlight with the shooting of an unarmed teen in Central Florida and Gov. Rick Scott’s quick rejection of Tampa’s bid to tighten gun control outside the Republican National Convention this summer. Scott’s decision last week to deny Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s request to limit concealed weapons near the convention was not surprising given his open support for gun rights and the National Rifle Association, which advocates on behalf of gun owners. For the rest...
  • Gun sales booming in Wisconsin

    05/07/2012 6:03:09 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 13 replies
    Firearms-related businesses in Wisconsin say they are having a difficult time meeting demand from rising gun sales in the state. Wisconsin's gun sales follow a national trend, and businesses say the rising demand is being driven by various factors, from Wisconsin's concealed carry law to presidential politics. "It's incredible," said Steve Lauer, owner of Lauer Custom Weaponry, which manufactures firearms, firearm coatings and accessories in Chippewa Falls. "We can hardly keep up." Exact figures on firearms sales don't exist, but based on the number of calls made to the FBI and Wisconsin Department of Justice for background checks related to...
  • Firearms possession law will stand in Tampa during RNC(FL)

    05/07/2012 5:55:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Tampa Conservative Examiner ^ | 6 May, 2012 | Randy Lee
    It is said that "an armed society is a polite society". That is true as long as everyone understands and appreciates a citizen's right to bear arms, per the Constitution, and the right to concealed carry, per a majority of state laws across the US, including Florida. It also helps to be in tune with the danger of provoking use of a gun, which many of our newsmakers today (namely, those of the video game generation) fail to comprehend. Unfortunately, as suggested by their usual senselessness, they live in a surreal world where life begins again at the push of...
  • Wendy J. Murphy: Racism worries color our view of Trayvon case

    05/06/2012 7:54:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Enterprise ^ | May 6, 2012 | Wendy J. Murphy
    This is the conversation we’d be having about George Zimmerman killing Trayvon Martin if people weren’t afraid of being called “racist”: Should George Zimmerman have been charged with a crime? If there were no “stand your ground” law in Florida, the answer would be “maybe” because whether Zimmerman acted in self-defense would typically be put to a jury. But “stand your ground” makes self-defense effectively irrelevant because it is not a self-defense rule, it is a doctrine of immunity that explicitly forbids prosecution of a person, even if he or she uses deadly force, so long as there is a...
  • Police Investigate Shooting in Pembroke Pines Gated Community

    05/06/2012 7:53:29 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies ^ | 5-6-12 | Gilma Avalos
    Authorities are investigating a shooting that left one man injured after he broke into a home inside a gated community in Pembroke Pines on Sunday, police said. Around 9:30 a.m., 22-year-old Clifford Atis, a tenant living in a Pembroke Pines gated community, was woken up by the sounds of intruders inside of his home at 12021 SW 14th Street, the Pembroke Pines Police Department said. Police said those intruders were 23-year-old Wendell Rozier and another unknown man, while a third unknown man waited in a white Pontiac Grand Prix outside. The men's plans to burglarize the home were foiled, though,...
  • Gun Talk Radio 5/6/12

    05/06/2012 5:00:19 PM PDT · by mylife · 111 replies
    Gun Talk Radio ^ | 5/6/12 | Tom Gresham
    ~~Come on in and shoot the breeze~~ Gun Talk Radio 5/6/12~~07:00 CST Listen to the podcast Here Or the KIDO 580 stream Here
  • New Mexico Restores Arizona CCW Reciprocity

    05/06/2012 3:44:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies ^ | 4 May, 2012 | gvaldeg1
    There has been a lot of confusion and angst about New Mexico dropping recognition of the Arizona CCW (along with 10 other states). Fortunately Gov. Susana Martinez reacted to the tsunami or firestorm of emails and had the New Mexico DPS restore those reciprocities and recognitions. As of May 1, 2012 this is the reciprocity list: Gov. Martinez is an NRA member and made perfect scores on the live fire portion on the NM CCW permit test with the 45 auto and 38 revolver. I hope that this allays a lot of the consternation that has resulted from this....
  • Sine Die!(AZCDL end of legislative session)

    05/06/2012 3:18:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    AzCDL ^ | 5 May, 2012 | AzCDL
    The 2012 legislative session officially ended on May 3, 2012. The Senate adjourned at 8:22 PM. The House adjourned at 8:25 PM. To view a summary of legislation that AzCDL monitored this session, along with each bill’s current status, visit our Bill Tracking page. The following are firearms related bills that were signed by the Governor this session. The effective date on these legislative changes is August 2nd, 90 days after Sine Die. HB 2457, which allows the possession of an otherwise “prohibited” weapon (i.e., for self-defense) while hunting, was signed by the Governor on April 10th. HB 2639, the...
  • Funeral One Day After Investigators Say The Killing Is Justifiable [Ja'Quares Walker]

    05/06/2012 2:20:52 PM PDT · by kevcol · 43 replies [AL] ^ | May 5, 2012 | Cory McGinnis
    BIRMINGHAM - AL - Family and friends are in mourning, the funeral service was held at Living Stone Temple church, community members tell me they're not too happy that no arrests have been made. During the service, Walkers family was overcome with emotion during the ceremony and had to step outside. Many mourners wore red, black and white t-shirts with walker's picture saying "In loving memory of Tez". Dr. Al B. Sutton Jr. led a sermon preaching out the book of mark and had a direct message to young adults as well as the parents in the building. "Our son's,...
  • Georgia to keep ‘Stand Your Ground’ law?

    05/06/2012 12:47:25 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 14 replies
    Dalton Daily Citizen ^ | May 6, 2012 | Mark Millican
    A spokesman for a grassroots organization who believes citizens should have a right to defend themselves in public said Georgia — like Florida with its “Stand Your Ground” law that has been used as a defense in a racially charged shooting case — should not repeal its own Stand Your Ground measure under political pressure. “If you’re taking your family to a football game or to a party downtown or whatever, and you have no control over what neighborhood you’re in, you should still be able to protect yourself,” said Jerry Henry, executive director of GeorgiaCarry.Org. “In my opinion, the...
  • Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Teach Your Children Well Edition(IL)

    05/06/2012 9:22:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 6 May, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    “You’re my friend, how could you do this to me?” That was all Georgi Layous could blurt out when a long-time customer pulled a gun on the Chicago jeweler and demanded his money. Nineteen-year-old Musa Thomas had been selling gold jewelry to Layous for about five years. Now we know where a lot of that jewelry likely came from. But Thomas was angry when he found only $11 in the till. He pushed Layous and his wife to the ground, made the old man open the store’s safes and fired off a couple of shots without hitting anyone. Then the...
  • Woman Finds Loaded Gun In Newly Purchased Laptop Case(IN barf alert)

    05/06/2012 7:55:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 82 replies ^ | 5 May, 2012 | Ryan Braschler
    An Evansville woman makes a shocking discovery after a yard sale purchase. She says all she wanted was a laptop case, but when she opened it she found a loaded handgun inside. A lot of people find a lot of great deals at yard sales, but when Rhonda Milligan went to the Evansville Christian Life Center sale she got more than she bargained for. Rhonda Milligan made several stops in her yard sale spree, one of those was here at the Evansville Christian Life Center on Kentucky Avenue. She bought a leather laptop case, but when she got home and...
  • Russian Gun Group Joins IAPCAR's Global Gun Rights Coalition

    05/06/2012 7:37:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    PRNewswire ^ | 4 May, 2012 | SAF
    BELLEVUE, Wash., May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR) added Russia's The Right to Arms as its newest member working to protect and expand the right to keep and bear arms around the globe. Right to Arms joins a coalition of 20 other groups from 11 countries on five different continents that represent millions of firearm owners and citizens concerned about civilian arms rights. "IAPCAR is quickly expanding as the premier international arms rights organization with groups like Right to Arms as new allies in securing the human right to keep...
  • California Assembly OKs measure to ban carrying unloaded rifles in public

    05/06/2012 7:28:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies ^ | 4 May, 2012 | Jim Sanders
    Carrying unloaded rifles in public would be prohibited under hotly contested legislation that passed the Assembly on Thursday. Assembly Bill 1527 cleared the lower house, 44-28, with no Republican support. Proposed by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-La Cańada Flintridge, the bill stems from the "open carry" movement in which gun-brandishing people protest against gun-control laws. The movement sparked headlines in 2009 for a rally outside an Arizona convention center where President Barack Obama was speaking. California cracked down on carrying unloaded handguns with a new law that took effect Jan. 1. Portantino's bill would expand that prohibition by targeting rifles. "Sooner...
  • MD Lawmakers Hope to Create Gun Offender Registry

    05/06/2012 7:20:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies ^ | 4 May, 2012 | dabneybailey
    Legislators from a Maryland county are planning to introduce a law that will create a gun offender registry in a fashion similar to the sex offender registry. This new law would not create something quite as extensive as Family Watchdog, the national sex offender registry, but it would still keep constant records of the whereabouts of gun offenders. Under this plan, gun offenders would be required to personally report to the police every six months and provide an update of any crimes committed, aliases, current residence, and recent employment. The type of crimes that would make someone qualify for constant...
  • Contempt For Holder? Not a Wise Move(barf alert)

    05/06/2012 7:08:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies ^ | 6 May, 2012 | Jeff Carter
    Republicans actually have a nice story to tell. The economy sucks. Anyone with a brain knows it is being floated with money printed by the Federal Reserve. The world economy sucks. Europe is going to go into a deep slow down. Italy, Spain, Greece and France will go off the cliff. The economies of Britain and Germany will be on a hamster wheel. All their production and growth will go into a state of “just staying even”. They will be like traders that have a bad position, losing you money each day, but your day trading keeps you afloat. It...
  • Does YOUR financial institution support your Second Amendment rights?

    05/06/2012 6:54:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 4 May, 2012 | Chad D. Baus
    Two recent pieces of news drive home the importance of making sure that your bank respects your Second Amendment rights. Earlier this month, McMillan Group International, LLC announced that Bank Of America had severed ties with their company specifically because, in the years since they'd opened their accounts, McMillan had transitioned into a firearms manufacturing role. From a statement released by McMillan on April 19: McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, McMillan Firearms Manufacturing, McMillan Group International have been collectively banking with Bank of America for 12 years. Today Mr. Ray Fox, Senior Vice President, Market Manager, Business Banking, Global Commercial Banking came...
  • The Right To Keep And Bear Arms Long Preceded The Second Amendment

    05/06/2012 6:47:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 May, 2012 | AWR Hawkins
    Washington DC - -( A recent article in The New Yorker titled “American Battleground,” by Harvard’s Jill Lepore, has been gnawing at me ever since I critiqued it last week for The Daily Caller. As I wrote then, it is a convoluted piece of quasi-academic work that is intended to make gun owners question the founders’ position on private gun ownership and, if possible, open 21st-century American minds to the idea of more gun control. Lepore does this via subtle and not-so-subtle attacks on the Second Amendment throughout the article. By attacking the Second Amendment, she hopes to somehow convince...
  • Does Obama really plan to ease weapons export rules?

    05/06/2012 6:16:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 4 May, 2012 | David Codrea
    “The Obama administration is crafting a proposal that could make it easier to export firearms and other weapons to certain countries in an effort to boost sales for U.S. companies, increase trade and improve national security, according to senior government officials,” Sari Horwitz of The Washington Post reported Wednesday. “The plan, which is part of President Obama’s overhaul of U.S. export rules, is being debated by several agencies and it could be months before a final rule is proposed, according to officials,” Horwitz writes, adding “At least two federal agencies — the Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department...
  • Sparta locals voice support for man who shot suspected robber [Greece]

    05/06/2012 5:59:07 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 8 replies
    A 49-year-old Greek man is due to appear before a magistrate in Sparta on Tuesday to answer murder charges after killing a man he suspected of trying to steal for his storage room. The incident prompted dozens of locals to gather outside the court where the suspect was charged on Saturday to express their support for the 49-year-old. They shouted that the man should be deemed innocent and complained about rising crime in the Laconia area. The suspect, who has not been named by authorities, shot and killed the 39-year-old Romanian who he allegedly caught stealing.
  • NEW Man dead after shooting in Walla Walla

    05/06/2012 5:58:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies ^ | 4 May, 2012 | ALFRED DIAZ
    WALLA WALLA -- The Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting death early this morning at the New York Store, 2254 Isaacs Ave. Deputies were dispatched to the store at 2:30 a.m. on a report of breaking and entering with a shooting. When deputies arrived, they found Cesar H. Chavira, 22, on the opposite side of Isaacs Avenue on the ground with a number gunshot wounds. Chavira was declared dead at Providence St. Medical Center at 3:24 a.m. According to Walla Walla County Undersheriff Edward Freyer, the preliminary investigation indicates Chavira was shot a number of times with...
  • Firearms purchases booming in Wisconsin

    05/06/2012 5:46:27 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 11 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 06 may 2012 | Joe Taschler
    Americans are arming themselves like never before, and Wisconsin is smack in the center of the trend. Firearms-related businesses in the state say they are hard-pressed to meet demand, which they say is being generated by factors ranging from Wisconsin's concealed carry law to presidential politics. "It's incredible," said Steve Lauer, owner of Lauer Custom Weaponry, a manufacturer of firearms, firearm coatings and accessories in Chippewa Falls. "We can hardly keep up." Precise figures on firearms sales don't exist. But based on the number of calls made to the FBI and Wisconsin Department of Justice for background checks related to...
  • McAfee Founder Arrested Over ''Bogus Weapons Charge''

    05/05/2012 8:44:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies ^ | 4 May, 2012 | Kevin Parrish
    John McAfee was reportedly arrested in Belize for having a firearm without a license. His story sounds just as unbelievable as the false arrest itself. ZoomLocal news channel News 5 in Belize reports that McAfee founder John McAfee was arrested at his research facility in Orange Walk for having a firearm without a license. McAfee calls the arrest bogus, claiming that it was an intentional move because he failed to bribe a local political boss in the local district. "On Monday at six o’clock, I was awakened by the sound of a bullhorn, a megaphone," McAfee explains. "I went outside...
  • White couple's terror as 30-strong mob of black youths armed with rocks attacks them in their car

    05/05/2012 8:37:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 53 replies ^ | 4 May, 2012 | NA
    A 16-year-old male has been arrested after a gang of black youths armed with rocks violently beat a white couple in an unprovoked attack. Reporters Marjon Rostami and Dave Forster were waiting at a red light at the intersection of Brambleton Avenue and Church Street in Norfolk, Virginia, on April 14 when they were set upon by the 30-strong mob. But the couple's ordeal was not reported by their employer, the Virginian-Pilot, for two weeks, sparking outrage among some readers who claim the newspaper buried the story for political reasons. The arrested teen, whose name has not being released because...
  • Gun toting resident fights, captures attempted murder suspect(hi)

    05/05/2012 8:27:19 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 4 May, 2012 | Tim Sakahara
    An attempted murder suspect trying to make a getaway tries to break into a Kalihi apartment but the man on the other side of the door wasn't having it and it turned into a wild scene. The shooting happened at this Nuuanu Gardens Apartment complex on Nuuanu Avenue late Thursday night. Police say the victim and three men were fighting when shots were fired. While getting away one suspect made it to an apartment on Robello Lane in Kalihi and picked the wrong door. Michael Napeahi, 35, was allegedly trying to kick down the door using a rock and his...
  • Florida Activists Fight For Campus Carry

    05/05/2012 7:52:58 PM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 3 May, 2012 | dabneybailey
    Florida Carry Inc. has filed an appeals against a judge's attempt to uphold a Florida university's ban on guns. There's been quite a bit of back-and-forth over the issue, but one thing is certain: lawmakers and gun rights activists are waging a war, and the territory they're fighting so hard to claim are the parking lots of Florida universities. In order to understand this battle fully, we need to look a few years back. In 1985, Florida made it legal for adults to store guns in their cars, even if they didn't have a state license. Two years later in...
  • Cross-State Gun Carry Bill Under Fire

    05/05/2012 7:44:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 3 May, 2012 | dabneybailey
    A bill that would allow citizens to carry concealed handguns over state lines is catching harsh criticism from opponents in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting. The bill is the brainchild of Senators David Witter and John Thune, Republicans of Louisiana and South Dakota, respectively. They call it the "Respecting States' Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act," and what the bill does is pretty much all right there in the name. Basically, if you're allowed to carry a concealed gun in your home state, then that alone should be enough to let you carry a weapon in just about...