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  • Exploiting Orlando: Nets Advance Anti-Gun Agenda By 8 to 1

    06/23/2016 7:15:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 6/22/2016 | Geoffrey Dickens
    In the wake of the horrific attack on an Orlando nightclub by a man espousing allegiance to ISIS, it didn’t take long for the Big Three networks (ABC, NBC, CBS) to advance the preferred political line of the Democrats, in this election year, to push for more gun control. Beginning on the evening following the shooting, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt on June 12, sounded the clarion call for gun control: “Today’s terror attack brings national security and the debate over gun control to forefront of the presidential campaigns once again.” And for the next week, an MRC study...
  • When gun massacres are chalked up to bad luck

    02/24/2016 6:26:02 AM PST · by rellimpank · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 24 feb 2016 | Francis Wilkinson
    Writing of the "ethical confusion which overtook American society in the Industrial Age," Samuel Eliot Morison and Henry Steele Commager wrote of deadly social consequences for which no individuals felt in any way responsible: "These men were caught in the meshes of a business system which had not yet developed a moral code of its own and to which the old codes were irrelevant. The manufacture and sale of impure foods, dangerous drugs, infected milk, poisonous toys, might produce disease or death, but none of those involved in the process — retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, advertisers, corporations, directors or stockholders —...
  • Wauwatosa man under investigation for illegal gun sales

    01/26/2016 5:27:41 AM PST · by rellimpank · 23 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 26 jan 2016 | John Deidrich
    A Wauwatosa man is under federal investigation for selling guns without a proper license, buying more than 500 firearms from an outdoors store and then selling them through a website or at gun shows, according to newly unsealed court documents. The guns, primarily used firearms, were purchased from 13 Gander Mountain stores across Wisconsin and sold through the website Gunbroker, according to a search warrant unsealed in federal court in Milwaukee last week. The suspect, who is 60, recruited Gander Mountain employees to watch for used firearms and call him when they came into the store, according to the affidavit....
  • Rep. Melissa Sargent: Changing America’s gun culture (barf alert)

    12/14/2015 6:22:20 AM PST · by rellimpank · 20 replies
    Capital Times ^ | 14 dec 2015
    Enough. For too long, politicians have sat back and ignored the reality facing our nation. Gun violence has become a widespread public health crisis. Everyone deserves to feel safe in their communities and it is beyond time we talked about guns in a different way. Unfortunately, this issue has divided our nation to the extent that meaningful discussions of gun control are seemingly impossible. I submit that we must change the culture concerning guns in America. We know that the United States is the only advanced country in the world that sees these mass shootings on a perpetual basis. This...
  • Millennials’ mysterious support for permissive gun laws

    12/09/2015 5:37:44 AM PST · by rellimpank · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09 dec 2015 | Catharine Rampell
    When I was in middle and high school, there were spirited public debates about whether the proliferation of grisly movies, gore-glorifying song lyrics and shoot-’em-up video games might desensitize my peers and me to violence. (snip) A decade or two post-adolescence — as our own preschool-age children now practice “active shooter” drills in which they’re coached to cower in the closet or throw toys at a tactical-gear-outfitted maniac — millennials seem to have neither the desire nor the willpower to pressure our political leaders to do much to prevent such tragedies. If anything, we may be slightly more blasé about...
  • MILBANK: Gun-control backers lower sights, find success (barf alert)

    11/05/2015 5:41:16 AM PST · by rellimpank · 6 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 05 nov 2015 | Dana Milbank
    WASHINGTON | The video montage opening the recent Brady Campaign's conference on gun deaths featured praise for Sarah and Jim Brady from leaders past and present. "They have remained committed to improving the lives and the safety of their fellow Americans," Bill Clinton says in his message. But both Sarah and Jim Brady have died, and so is the idealistic movement for broad-based gun control that they championed. Sarah died this year; Jim, grievously injured in the Reagan assassination attempt, died last year. Gun control has been moribund at the federal level since 1994 and lifeless since 2013, when even...
  • Tom Barrett calls for help from feds in effort to fight homicide spike

    10/09/2015 6:10:23 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 19 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 09 oct 2015 | Mary Spicuzza
    With the number of homicides in Milwaukee climbing to the highest level in a decade, Mayor Tom Barrett is joining with other mayors to call for more help from the federal government. Barrett and others want the FBI to notify local authorities immediately when someone trying to purchase a gun fails a background check. They also want local police departments to be able supplement their personnel with federal agents on key cases, and want U.S. attorneys to partner with local prosecutors when suspects can be charged with federal crimes — especially if those offenses involve illegal gun possession and trafficking....
  • Arizona Proposes Gun Free Zones with Teeth

    02/15/2015 3:13:34 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona representatives have introduced a bill to require 'gun free zones' in public buildings to have teeth.   If the public officials are not willing to insure that the buildings actually prevent people from bringing guns into them, then people who are licensed to carry concealed weapons will not be required to disarm, merely by 'gun free' signs.  The theory is simple.  Mere signage will not stop people who have evil intent from carrying concealed weapons into public buildings.   By placing signage, but without significant enforcement mechanisms, the signs effectively screen out the most law abiding, while doing little to...
  • PA: Rumors on Preemption Bill HB2011

    09/24/2014 1:18:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In Pennsylvania, the legislature is looking at a strong preemption bill, HB2011, to put some strength into the Pennsylvania preemption law.   Local governments have been scoffing at the law, because it has no provision for enforcement.   Other states have had to add enforcement measures to their law for this very reason.  All states have some form of preemption for gun laws.  The law seemed likely to be brought up last week.   It wasn't. From, brich2929 writes, on 17 September, that State Rep Brad Roae's facebook page had this notice:  We will be voting on a pro gun rights...
  • WA: One Charge Dropped in "Joe Biden Defense" case, another Threatened

    08/23/2014 4:22:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Jeffrey C. Barton The man who fired a shotgun in the air to scare off car burglars, following Vice President Joe Biden's advice, has had the charge involved with the shooting dropped, according to the Columbian: A person, even in a no-shooting zone, still has the right to defend their person or their property,” Golik said. “In this case, based on the facts, there is a reasonable argument that Mr. Barton may have been defending his person and property when he fired in the air. Jeffrey C. Barton has an NRA supplied attorney, and says that a threat of...
  • Armed, dangerous and dead

    06/12/2014 5:39:46 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 57 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 12 june 2014 | Kathleen Parker
    So much for the argument that having more people armed in public places will result in fewer gun deaths. One of the three killed recently by a Las Vegas couple, Jerad and Amanda Miller, was an armed civilian, Joseph Wilcox. Two police officers who were killed, Igor Soldo and Alyn Beck, were ambushed while having lunch. Seated in a booth, they had no chance to defend themselves, according to witnesses. Wilcox, 31, was inside a Walmart when the Millers entered firing and ordering everyone to evacuate. Wilcox, who carried a gun, decided to confront the shooter, apparently unaware that Amanda...
  • OK:Override of Governor Fallin Gun Bill Veto Passes Both Houses

    05/10/2014 5:14:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Fallin, (R) Oklahoma, vetoed a number of bills in what has been described as a "tantrum" on the 29th of April.  The Oklahoma House overrode the veto of HB2461 on May 4th.   It was then reported that the Senate would not vote on veto override. HB 2461 is a "shall sign" law that requires Chief Law Enforcement Officers (CLEOs) to allow Oklahoma residents to pay the $200 tax necessary to obtain class III NFA items, which primarily concern gun mufflers, short barreled rifles and shotguns, and automatic firearms.  This follows a trend in other states to require CLEOs...
  • Two Cheap Gun Opportunities in North Carolina

    02/28/2014 7:32:48 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Guns Turned In at Phoenix Event Winston-Salem, North Carolina, will be having two gun turn in events in the next two months.   One on Saturday, March 15th,  and another at a second location on Saturday, April  12th.  While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them.  The rewards at this event: $100 for handguns, $75 for shotguns and rifles and $150 for "automatic weapons".  There is no limit to how many guns an individual may turn in.  The organizers want the guns to be...
  • Let's help prevent school shootings

    01/21/2014 5:04:39 AM PST · by rellimpank · 19 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 20 jan 2014 | Ronald J. Walsh
    We all must thank the nation's media outlets that honored the wishes of the community of Newtown, Conn., and stayed away on the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in December. The compassion and restraint during the town's time of remembrance was commendable. I hope this can be a starting point for addressing the overwhelming issue of school shootings, which have persisted in this country for far too long. As a school superintendent, there is nothing more frightening to me than the thought of another senseless school shooting. Yet, within the current psychology of our nation, it...
  • 3 more defendants walk free in botched ATF sting

    08/11/2013 5:31:31 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 7 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 11 aug 2013 | jJohn Diedrich
    A prosecutor has dropped criminal cases against three more defendants charged in an undercover ATF sting in Milwaukee last year — the latest setback for the beleaguered operation. Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney Karen Loebel said in court she was dismissing the cases to protect informants who arranged gun and drug deals for federal agents. She blamed the publicity surrounding the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives sting, saying it made it too dangerous to proceed with the cases. The ATF is usually keen on getting publicity for its operations, but not the kind the Milwaukee sting has...
  • FL:Deputies: Lakeland mother shoots, kills son in self-defense

    05/18/2013 8:52:02 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 18 May, 2013 | Saundra Weathers
    LAKELAND --  A Lakeland mother shot her son in self-defense on Friday night, deputies said. According to reports, 86-year-old Nancy Pennypacker told deputies she had shot her son, William Pennypacker, 64, in self-defense after he punched her in the face and fired a gun at her. Deputies said moments later the two began shooting at each other, leaving Nancy with a bullet wound that shot through her finger to her shoulder.William Pennypacker was found dead inside the home at Citrus Woods Estates off Orange Blossom Circle in Lakeland. Nancy’s long time friend and neighbor, Sue Robbins, wasn't surprised and said...
  • Team Trayvon's Big Lie

    05/13/2013 4:19:22 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 13 May, 2013 | Jack Cashill
    While watching George Zimmerman's immunity hearing online in late April 2013, Chip Bennett took satisfaction seeing Florida prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda flail away at the one blog that has given him fits from the beginning. "BDLR alleges that The Conservative Treehouse doxed Witness 8," Bennett commented. "Double shot!" By "Double shot," Bennett meant "doubly cool." This was the second of three occasions on which de la Rionda would refer to the Treehouse. By "doxed" he meant, in a word, "outed." More comprehensively, the Urban Dictionary defines "doxing" as "a technique of tracing someone or gathering information about an individual...
  • Gun Dealer Refuses to be Used for Political Purposes by Gabby Giffords' Husband

    03/26/2013 6:47:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 March, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Diamondback Police Supply, the gun dealership that was to sell the AR-15 type rifle to Mark Kelly, Gabby Gifford's Husband, has returned his money now that it has learned that he did not intend the rifle for personal use. Here is the statement: Statement of Douglas MacKinlay, Owner/President, Diamondback Police Supply Co., Inc. “While I support and respect Mark Kelly’s 2nd Amendment rights to purchase, possess, and use firearms in a safe and responsible manner, his recent statements to the media made it clear that his intent in purchasing the Sig Sauer M400 5.56mm rifle from us was for reasons...
  • Fearing tighter controls, buyers swarm gun shows (barf alert)

    03/24/2013 5:20:07 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 19 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 24 mar 2013 | Bill Glauber
    West Bend - Bob Pucci wheels his motorized scooter through the Washington County Fair Park Pavilion, passing rows of tables filled with handguns, shotguns, semiautomatic rifles and pistols, knives, antique firearms, ammo, scopes, exploding targets and emergency food. The dealers know him well. So do a lot of the customers. And sheepish kids come up and ask Pucci if they can play with his 3˝-year-old black Labrador, Rocco 2, who has the run of the place. For more than 20 years, through good economic times and bad, Pucci's Bob and Rocco Gun Shows have been staged across Wisconsin. And business...
  • State forest ranger shot himself in the leg during training at a firing range

    11/03/2011 8:14:39 PM PDT · by GJ15 · 22 replies
    The Post Star ^ | November 2, 2011 | Don Lehman
    The state forest ranger who shot himself in the leg during training at a firing range in Lake George last week is out of the hospital, officials said. Ranger Jim Giglinto was at the state Department of Environmental Conservation's regional headquarters in Ray Brook earlier this week, officials said. DEC spokesman Michael Bopp said it was unclear when Giglinto would return to work, and a DEC investigation into the incident was ongoing. Giglinto suffered a wound to a leg when a bullet grazed him late Friday afternoon. The gun was triggered by a cord that was on a windbreaker jacket...
  • With concealed carry, businesses debate whether to ban guns

    07/23/2011 6:00:00 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 20 replies ^ | 23 july 2011 | Barry Adams
    For the Madison Children's Museum, the decision was a no-brainer. But for other businesses, the debate over whether to allow concealed weapons on their properties is taking a little more thought. For others, there will be no change at all. The law, signed by Gov. Scott Walker on July 8, goes into effect Nov. 1. Under the bill, people who obtain a permit and go through training can carry concealed weapons in the state Capitol and other public buildings but not places such as police stations, schools and courthouses. Weapons will be prohibited in buildings where posted notices bar them....
  • Concealed carry legislation a hollow victory for its supporters (barf alert)

    06/23/2011 4:01:27 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 31 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 23 june 2011 | Eugene Kane
    When it comes to the concealed-carry bill expected to be signed soon by Gov. Scott Walker, I guess it's time for opponents like me to surrender. After the bill was approved by most Republicans and some Democrats, the Assembly will send the bill to Walker to become the law of the land. The move is being hailed as a major victory by those who believe concealed carry provides a much-needed safety net for law-abiding citizens who can now feel free to summon up their inner Clint Eastwood on demand to defend their loved ones. Of course, that's a crock. Many...
  • Son of a Gun: More Celebrities Than Ever Are Carrying Firearms (New York)

    09/30/2010 8:38:25 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    People ^ | 9-27-10 | Tim Nudd
    They might not be dangerous, but they're armed. Seeking an added layer of protection, more high-profile celebrities are seeking permits to carry guns in New York City, according to New York's Daily News. Among the big names licensed to pack heat: Marc Anthony, Robert De Niro, Donald Trump, and his son, Donald Jr., Mets third baseman David Wright, and Martha Stewart's daughter, radio host Alexis Stewart. Anthony, 42, has a special permit that allows him to carry a loaded weapon in the city, and has a similar permit for Nassau County, where he and Jennifer Lopez have a $2 million...
  • Question about Guns in Ian Flemings Casino Royale (Spoilers)

    08/24/2009 7:58:27 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 25 replies · 1,704+ views
    08.24.09 | Perdogg
    I got finished reading Casino Royale this weekend and I came across two guns I have never heard before.
  • Postal Worker 'Did What He Had To Do' In Bank Robbery Shooting

    07/06/2009 5:37:40 AM PDT · by Abathar · 18 replies · 997+ views ^ | July 4, 2009 | staff
    INDIANAPOLIS -- A postal worker who was shot in the face after encountering a bank robber Thursday spoke Saturday about the harrowing ordeal. Robert Norman, 54, has worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years, but he will spend the next six to eight weeks recovering from the wound, 6News' Sarah Cornell reported. Norman and his doctors said he is very fortunate that the bullet struck right below his right eye. "God protected me. I could have died," Norman said. Norman was inside a Wanamaker Chase Bank, in the 8800 block of Southeastern Avenue, to get some spending money...
  • Utah Ravers Meet Police State

    08/22/2005 10:45:56 AM PDT · by ActionNewsBill · 96 replies · 4,052+ views
    Deadline Live Forum ^ | Aug 22, 2005 | Various
    Quote: First hand account from Knick of Evol Intent... Last night, I was booked to play an event about an hour outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. The hype behind this show was huge, they presold 700 tickets and they expected up to 3,000 people total. The promoters did an amazing job with the show.. they even made slipmats with the flyers on them to promote in local shops. So, we got to the show around 11:15 or so and it was really cool. It was all outdoors, in a valley surrounded by huge mountains. They had an amazing light...