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  • Paul Ryan Ignoring National Reciprocity for 45th Consecutive Week

    11/18/2017 1:48:03 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Nov 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    It is November 17 and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is ignoring national reciprocity legislation for a 45th consecutive week. National reciprocity would treat concealed carry permits like driver’s licenses, making the license from one state valid in the other 49. Such a reciprocal system would allow law-abiding Americans to keep their handguns on their persons for defense of themselves and their families as they travel throughout the country. Breitbart News reported that Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) introduced national reciprocity legislation on January 3, 2017. His bill “would allow people with a state-issued concealed carry license or permit to conceal...
  • CCW Weekend: Why You Could Shoot A Car Jacker But Not A Car Thief

    11/18/2017 1:16:47 PM PST · by Strac6 · 19 replies
    According to legend, they used to hang horse thieves, but car thieves just go to prison like everyone else. There is no more vital piece of property than one’s vehicle, as they are the means to freedom of travel and also to work. The motor vehicle remains a necessity for almost anyone. What can you do if someone tries to take yours? Defending one’s self against criminals and other violent actors is definitely the reason one puts on a concealed carry holster and carries a pistol, no doubt about it. However, it isn’t necessarily as simple as drawing and firing...
  • Sarah Palin on sexual harassment: A lot of people 'know I'm packing' so they don't 'mess with me'

    11/16/2017 8:15:41 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | | Nov 16, 2017 | Mandy Mayfield
    Sarah Palin spoke out against sexual harassment in the workplace on Thursday, but said personally hasn't experienced any incidents because people know she is carrying a weapon."I think a whole lot of people know I'm probably packing, so I don't think there's a whole lot of people who would necessarily mess with me," the former Alaska governor said while speaking to MSNBC's Kasie Hunt on Capitol Hill. “I don’t mean to be lighthearted about it; this is a serious issue,” Palin added. “It really stinks for women in the workplace that for too long, men have thought they can get...
  • Air Force could face record lawsuits over mass shooting

    11/18/2017 10:31:51 AM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies ^ | Nov. 17, 2017 | Nancy Montgomery
    The Air Force faces many millions of dollars in potential liability for the mass shooting at a small-town church in Texas earlier this month by a former servicemember, legal experts say. “I think it’s almost inevitable that the Air Force will be sued,” said retired Lt. Gen. Richard Harding, former judge advocate general of the service. “And I think there’s a case that can be made, you bet.” If lawsuits against the Air Force were successful, said Don Christensen, the service’s former top prosecutor, the damages could be huge. “What is being shot while you’re in church, watching your baby...
  • Why hunters are trading in traditional hunting rifles for the AR-15

    11/18/2017 6:57:29 AM PST · by Simon Green · 91 replies ^ | 11/17/17 | Jack Billings
    AR-15s have long been a symbol of the tactical world, but black rifles are slowly creeping their way past military and law enforcement applications and into the world of hunting. Touting more caliber options, efficiency and modularity, the versatile platform is transforming the way hunters down prey, but what’s causing hunters to ditch traditional rifle set-ups in favor of modern sporting rifles? The biggest benefit to the AR, or modern sporting rifle, platform has always been its modularity. Unlike traditional bolt-action setups, gun owners can easily swap between an almost endless sea of uppers and lowers. This ability to...
  • Bad Math for Gun Control

    11/18/2017 4:57:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The latest weird failure of fact by proponents of a disarmed public is offset somewhat by a refreshing honesty of stated desire. The opinion piece is in a university paper, written by a student, so they deserve a gentler treatment than a professional journalist.Right or wrong, the differentiation between editorials and factual articles has been mostly destroyed in the last 20 years. The article is from the University Press at Lamar University. Lamar University is located near Houston, in Texas.From Unfortunately, the conversation about gun control only arises after an incident where several people are killed at one time....
  • ‘Literally Know Nothing’: Tucker Takes On Dem Over Banning MUZZLE LOADERS

    11/17/2017 8:16:27 PM PST · by Simon Green · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/16/17 | Justin Caruso
    Fox News’ Tucker Carlson took on a Democrat Thursday over a new gun control measure targeting muzzle loaders. Carlson asked New York City Council member Jumaane Williams, “So how many crimes do you think in the last, I don’t know, 100 years have been committed with muzzle loaders?” Williams answered, “Well, once this new muzzle is created, we just don’t know. But, what you do a great job in, and it works for you, so I’m not saying you should stop. You do a great job of focusing on these single things…” Tucker responded, “Oh you mean the facts? Yeah...
  • In Era of Mass Murder, Second Amendment Advocate An Unlikely Hero

    11/17/2017 12:51:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    CT News Junkie ^ | 17 November, 2017 | Terry Cowgill
    Few things are more painful to me than the abuse of power, or incompetence in the execution of that power. The consequences for those affected by such malfeasance and clumsiness are so great as to demand a sense of outrage from us all. Over the last year, for example, dozens of men, including the president of the United States himself, have been credibly accused of sexual assault and sexual misconduct. And the fact that they were powerful men made the allegations really sting. That’s why I find misconduct and chicanery on the part of the law enforcement community so troubling....
  • Doesn’t everyone think like this?

    11/17/2017 8:31:56 AM PST · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/17/2017 | J Hines
    How different are we in the ways we think when comparing us fun loving gun concealed carrying guys to our counterparts/our loved ones. There have been many articles and educated papers on the subject. Yes, men are from Mars and women are from Venus, so they (sociologists) say. Most of the time me and the misses are totally on topic. But once in a while when we’re getting ready to head out, we’re just totally not thinking the same way. As my priority is safety in mind for me and the family. Have a look at this video of whats...
  • How Did a “Gun Nut” Amass 160 Firearms in “Gun Free” UK?

    11/17/2017 6:46:54 AM PST · by Simon Green · 16 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 11/15/17 | Robert Farago
    In the wake of three high-profile mass shootings — Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs and Rancho Tehema — I wonder if firearms freedom fence sitters are starting to get the message: gun control doesn’t work. Background checks don’t stop criminals, crazies and terrorists from tooling-up and going postal. Background checks don’t stop them. Assault weapon bans don’t stop them. Ammunition capacity laws don’t stop them. A bullet to the brain? That stops them! Here’s more proof [via] . . . An eccentric pensioner who was found to have a massive arsenal of weapons after the fire brigade rushed to...
  • Semi-Auto Rifles: Common for 100 Years: Mass Shooters, Not

    11/17/2017 4:32:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 51 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Opponents of an armed population often claim that semi-automatic rifles are a new phenomena in the United States. That is false. One of the first successful semi-automatic or self loading rifles was the Remington Model 8 above. It was patented in 1900 by John Moses Browning.Commercial production started in 1906. It was a successful design, used in the hunting fields, in law enforcement, and had limited usage in the U.S. military. The model 8 was modified a bit in 1936 and become the model 81, which was produced until 1950. You can see that some of the design features...
  • ‘We Are Not a Gun-Free Zone’: NY Church Encourages Parishioners to Bring Their Guns to Worship

    11/16/2017 4:13:37 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    MRC ^ | 11/14/17 | Monica Sanchez
    Image via Screenshot   After the Texas church mass shooting just over a week ago, a New York church is issuing a strong warning: “We say it again. We are not a gun-free zone.” A sign in front of Lighthouse Mexico Church of God in Oswego County in upstate New York makes the warning abundantly clear. Pastor Ronald Russell in an appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Monday explained that the church is “just putting out a warning that we believe in the Second Amendment and we do carry, and it's not going to happen in our church." "Ever since...
  • Gabby Giffords’s Gun Control Group Releases Report Warning of Muzzleloaders, Other Firearms

    11/16/2017 8:02:00 PM PST · by Simon Green · 25 replies
    The Washington Beacon ^ | 11/16/17 | Stephen Gutowski
    'Cue the .50 caliber muzzleloader, which delivers a particularly lethal .50 caliber round' Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords's gun control group released a report on Wednesday warning of the dangers of muzzle loading rifles, a number of other firearms, and some firearms accessories and calling for new gun control measures targeting the devices. The group, which recently changed its name from Americans for Responsible Solutions to Giffords, said in a release its report was intended to identify "extremely lethal firearms and devices" that it believes skirt current firearms laws. "Giffords—the gun violence organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her...
  • The gun numbers: just 3% of American adults own a collective 133m firearms

    11/16/2017 4:18:00 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 98 replies ^ | Wednesday 15 November 2017 02.00 EST | Lois Beckett
    You’ve heard the statistics before: Americans have more guns per head than any nation on earth – along with gun violence rates that are dramatically higher than other rich, developed countries. But these big-picture facts can be misleading. Not every American is packing heat and gun violence is intensely concentrated in small neighbourhoods. Here’s a look at the dramatic concentration of America’s guns – and America’s violence:
  • New Gun Bill Urges Everyone to Obey the Other Gun Bills

    11/16/2017 1:38:04 PM PST · by JP1201 · 20 replies
    A new bipartisan bill aimed at fixing the holes in the federal background check system was introduced today. Sponsored by an unlikely collection of senators that includes Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), the "Fix NICS Act" promises to "enforce current law regarding the National Instant Criminal Background Check System" (NICS) by giving money to states that do a good job of getting records into the system, and by penalizing federal agencies that do a bad job of it. The proposal is a response to the Air Force's failure to report Sutherland Springs shooter Devin Kelley's assault conviction to...
  • ‘Hero’ who shot Texas church gunman needs prayers, close friend says

    11/16/2017 10:39:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 54 replies
    The Christian Chronicle ^ | 7 November, 2017 | Bobby Ross Jr.
    Heroes need prayers, too.Stephen Willeford — the Texan who confronted and shot the gunman who killed 26 people at a rural Baptist church Sunday — could use a bunch of prayers, his close friend John Wood says.To many, Willeford’s actions outside the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs made him a hero.But the hero, who is described as a faithful Christian, was distraught when he called Wood at his Ohio home right after confirming gunman Devin Patrick Kelley’s death.“I talked to him immediately after it happened, basically before any of the law enforcement arrived,” Wood — a retired Church of Christ...
  • Global outcry as Trump allows big game hunters (like his sons) (trunc)

    11/16/2017 9:49:30 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Nov 16, 2017 | TARIQ TAHIR
    The Trump administration has reversed a ban on the importing of trophies from elephants killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia, to outcry from wildlife organisations across the world. The move overturns the ban put in place by the Obama administration in 2014 and is a heavy blow to the international campaign to end the ivory trade, whose backers include Prince Harry and Prince William. It also comes after the president's sons, Donald Jr and Eric Trump, were heavily criticized in 2012 after being photographed with a leopard and other big game kills including an elephant. Though elephants are listed as endangered...
  • 'They were not going to be victims': Cheektowaga police hail shooting bystanders as heroes

    11/16/2017 8:51:59 AM PST · by metmom · 32 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | Nov 15, 2017 | Aaron Besecker
    When gunfire erupted Tuesday afternoon outside a Dollar General store, two men at a neighboring business jumped into action. And now they're being called heroes by police. As a man started firing a pump action firearm into the discount store at Union Road and Gardenville Parkway West, Christopher Kaufmann, a manager at Daryll's Car Audio across the street, called 911. Mark Pinnavaia, the owner of Daryll's, grabbed his cellphone and keys and hopped into his Ford Focus in the parking lot. His initial intention, he said, was to maintain a good vantage point so he could be "the best witness...
  • Gabby Giffords’s Gun Control Group Releases Report Warning of Muzzleloaders, Other Firearms

    11/16/2017 8:01:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 81 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 14, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords's gun control group released a report on Wednesday warning of the dangers of muzzle loading rifles, a number of other firearms, and some firearms accessories and calling for new gun control measures targeting the devices.
  • America’s Morning News on Sutherland Church Shooting Heroics

    11/16/2017 7:07:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 15 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Stephen Willeford, Hero of Sutherland First Baptist Church Gunfight This morning, November, 10th, 2017 I was listening to KBLU 560, in Yuma, Arizona. American Morning News came on at 0943. It was a short segment. I did not have a recorder going, but I heard this report near the end of the segment.  I believe it is fairly accurate, certainly the sense of it. I could not find a transcript of it on the Internet.After a report on heroics at the Sutherland First Baptist Church, in Texas, the scene of a horrific mass murder, this was the report:The gunman...