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  • Venezuelan Government Further Disarming Citizens By Crushing Guns, Registering Ammo

    08/18/2016 8:50:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/18/2016 | Katie Pavlich
    "We are going to bring disarmament and peace," Reverol told reporters, while police officers drilled and sawed at rusty shotguns, home made pistols and some newer weapons. While the Venezuelan government and liberal western media will frame this move as an effort to reduce crime, it's about keeping the citizenry defenseless against the government in a time of complete societal breakdown. The government has come for guns belonging to Venezuelans before in the name of "safety," coupled with promises of lower crime. Both lies. Over to you, Gabby Franco:
  • Americans Continue to Buy Guns in Record Numbers

    06/14/2016 7:46:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 55 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2016, Americans continue to break records for gun sales. While the National Instant Check System (NICS) does not track gun sales directly, the numbers are highly correlated. The numbers of NICS checks, and the increase in private firearms, have skyrocketed during the Obama administration.The total for 2016 through the end of May is 11,698,006 instant checks. That is more than the entire year of 2007, which held the record up to that year. Thus, during the Obama years, the number of private firearm sales has doubled. In 2015, the highest year on record, the total number of checks...
  • BUY AMMO!

    01/25/2016 1:19:49 PM PST · by Dick Bachert · 18 replies
    TOWNHALL ^ | 1/25/2016 | Kurt Schlichter, Colonel, USA Ret.
    I have never, ever had anyone tell me that he had too much ammunition. Not in a combat zone, not in a civil disaster, not even in peacetime. Never. Nor have I lived through a time where our governing class was so deeply corrupt, so utterly foolish, and so dangerously focused on the perpetuation of its own power that it risked bringing down everything we have built not merely in the United States but in the entire West. Right now, if you are watching the news, you have questions about the future. And the answer to all of them is...
  • Buy Ammo (DUH!)

    01/25/2016 8:32:46 AM PST · by rktman · 78 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/25/2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    I have never, ever had anyone tell me that he had too much ammunition. Not in a combat zone, not in a civil disaster, not even in peacetime. Never. Nor have I lived through a time where our governing class was so deeply corrupt, so utterly foolish, and so dangerously focused on the perpetuation of its own power that it risked bringing down everything we have built not merely in the United States but in the entire West. Right now, if you are watching the news, you have questions about the future. And the answer to all of them is...
  • 6 Ways To Prepare For the Next Collapse

    01/07/2016 7:45:30 PM PST · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    Ready Nutrition ^ | 1/7/16 | Tess Pennington
    For years, Mac Slavo of SHTFPlan fervently warned his readers to stock up on physical assets and to prepare. His weekly economic posts proved of economic strife, but many believed he was all hype. It seems the day is finally here and we are looking at the possibility of this crisis being more unforgiving than its predecessor. Mac states, “All you have to do is look around. The signs are everywhere. There is an industrial recession in China, lackluster holiday sales prove there is a consumer recession in the United States, real estate is stalled and is re-collapsing and stock...
  • FACT SHEET: New Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence and Make Communities Safer (WH Transcript)

    01/05/2016 12:25:09 PM PST · by xzins · 38 replies
    White House.gov ^ | 4 Jan 16 | White House
    FACT SHEET: New Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence and Make Our Communities Safer Gun violence has taken a heartbreaking toll on too many communities across the country. Over the past decade in America, more than 100,000 people have been killed as a result of gun violence—and millions more have been the victim of assaults, robberies, and other crimes involving a gun. Many of these crimes were committed by people who never should have been able to purchase a gun in the first place. Over the same period, hundreds of thousands of other people in our communities committed suicide...
  • Snarling Obama Issues Gun Fatwa

    01/05/2016 12:10:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 5, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Man, I'll tell you, Obama is mad. I have not seen this kind of expression on the face of Barack Obama as often and as consistently as I have the last 15 minutes watching this fatwa he's announcing on his executive action on guns. This is amazing. He's really, really ticked off about this. Anyway, folks, greetings. How are you? Great to have you. Rush Limbaugh back at it. Three straight hours of broadcast excellence headed your way. Telephone number, if you want to be on the program, 800-282-2882, and the e-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com. This is striking,...
  • Obama to announce new executive action on guns

    12/31/2015 12:44:40 PM PST · by presidio9 · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | Thu December 31, 2015 | Jim Acosta and Kevin Liptak
    President Barack Obama is expected to announce in the coming days a new executive action with the goal of expanding background checks on gun sales, people familiar with White House planning said. Described as "imminent," the set of executive actions would fulfill a promise by the President to take further unilateral steps the White House says could help curb gun deaths. Plans for the action are not yet complete, and those familiar with the process warn that unforeseen circumstances could delay an announcement. But gun control advocates are expecting the new actions to be revealed next week, ahead of Obama's...
  • Coming Soon: Legislation To Heavily Regulate Ammunition In New York

    12/30/2015 2:08:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    I wish I could say I'm shocked, but this is New York. It's an anti-gun state. Of course, some local legislators were going to try and regulate the sale of ammunition (via Brooklyn Daily Eagle): State lawmakers from Brooklyn announced on Monday new draft legislation aimed at tightly restricting the sale of ammunition in New York. The Senate and Assembly bills were drafted in an effort to keep potential terrorists from stocking up on ammo, according to sponsors state Sen. Roxanne Persaud and Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon. The twin bills are backed by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who worked with...
  • Posting Links to Bloated, Ad-Laden Sites

    12/04/2015 9:03:21 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 13 replies
    Dec 4, 2015 | Vanity
    Please, when posting a link to a video, please try to find the actual video, rather than just posting a link to a bloated, ad-stuffed site that just happened to post the video. Most of the time, the video is on YouTube.
  • Obama is about to issue statement from the Oval Office on gun control. Beware

    12/03/2015 7:46:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 105 replies
    Obama will soon issue a statement regarding gun control....I think this will be the beginning of his ACTIVE attempt to crush the 2nd Amendment.
  • Federal Government Researchs Tech To Remotely Track, Disrupt, Destroy Guns

    09/23/2015 6:44:14 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 27 replies
    Scratch many people in the tech sector and youll find a totalitarian underneath. They sincerely think that technology can save the world provided that theyre the ones controlling it, of course. I guess it shouldnt be surprising, then, that these high tech totalitarians are conspiring with the Obama Administration to undermine the Second Amendment. The right to bear arms is hot topic in our society; many polls show a slight majority of the American public leaning towards the Second Amendment. So, for a moment, lets take getting rid of guns off the table and think outside the box. Lets turn...
  • President Obama Orders Behavioral Experiments On American Public

    09/15/2015 2:37:31 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 71 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/15/2015 | Chuck Roes
    President Obama announced a new executive order on Tuesday which authorizes federal agencies to conduct behavioral experiments on U.S. citizens in order to advance government initiatives. A growing body of evidence demonstrates that behavioral science insights research findings from fields such as behavioral economics and psychology about how people make decisions and act on them can be used to design government policies to better serve the American people, reads the executive order, released on Tuesday. The new program is the end result of a policy proposal the White House floated in 2013 entitled Strengthening Federal Capacity for Behavioral...
  • Obama Says I Could Win 3rd Term as President

    07/28/2015 10:56:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | Peter Baker
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia President Obama asserted on Tuesday that he could win a third term if allowed by the Constitution, but said he was looking forward to life after the presidency, when he will be able to take a walk and spend more time with his family. As he wrapped up what may be his final trip to Africa while in office, Mr. Obama took aim at some of the continents gerontocracy and called on long-entrenched leaders to step down, declaring that nobody should be president for life. But it led to an off-the-cuff riff about his own improved...
  • Obama: If I Ran for a Third Term, I Could Win

    07/28/2015 6:10:15 AM PDT · by McGruff · 150 replies
    Time ^ | 7/28/2015 | Maya Rhodan
    President Obama said that if he could run for a third term he thinks he would win, while calling for African leaders to adhere to term limits during a historic speech before the African Union. I actually think Im a pretty good president. I think if I ran, I could win. But I cant, Obama said in Ethiopia on Tuesday. Theres a lot that Id like to do to keep America moving, but the laws the law.
  • Having Dispensed With God, Leftists Now Aim for Christians

    06/29/2015 10:11:57 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 18 replies
    http://patriotpost.us ^ | June 29, 2015 | Robin Smith
    1-2-3-4-5. Five leftist lawyers, currently abusing their authority as Supreme Court Justices, unleashed their activism upon the U.S. Constitution Friday and created a non-existent right to same-sex marriage. The Fourteenth Amendment may provide equal protection under the law, but by applying it to expand the definition of marriage the Court has created a constitutional crisis in America. The First and Tenth Amendments, which respectively promise freedom of individual religion and award jurisdiction to the States of all powers not enumerated in the Constitution, have now been placed in direct conflict with the Fourteenth Amendment. Love Wins? Not here it doesnt,...
  • Churches could lose tax exemption over gay marriage

    06/29/2015 8:21:39 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 28, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Lost in the celebrations over universal gay marriage, like abortion, being deemed a right found in the penumbras and emanations of the Constitution is the chilling effect the ruling has on religious liberty. In a telling exchange between the Obama administrations Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. and Justice Samuel Alito, detailed by Tom Blumer at Newsbusters.com, in which Verrilli admitted that churches could lose their tax exemptions if they refuse to perform gay weddings: Justice Alito: Well, in the Bob Jones case, the Court held that a college was not entitled to taxexempt status if it opposed interracial marriage...
  • (V) Be A Test Case For Your Church

    06/29/2015 8:24:16 AM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 32 replies
    na | 06-29-2015 | OrangeHoof
    If you are a member of a Bible-believing church that considers homosexuality to be sin, last week's SCOTUS decision making gay marriage a federal right has to be disturbing. Soon, as they have with wedding bakers, florists and photographers, gays are likely to show up to be test cases asking to get married in your church. If you are a church elder, what is your response going to be when it is your church they want to marry in? There's a good chance your answer is going to be like this: "The Bible declares in Deuteronomy and Romans and elsewhere...
  • Slashing the Leviathan: Your Input Sought! (VANITY)

    12/11/2014 7:07:52 PM PST · by dagogo redux · 10 replies
    12/11/14 | dagogo redux
    Im interested in the current Federal funding bill. Below is a list of Federal Departments, starting with the original four enumerated in the Constitution. For each Department, what percentage of their current budget do you think should be granted in this budget? Are there any departments that should be eliminated entirely from Federal funding and purview? After this list there are links that further flesh out the extent of the Federal leviathan, with further government agencies and corporations that could perhaps have their budgets cut or entirely eliminated. Enjoy! Departments of: (with my recommended funding levels) 1. Defense: 150% 2....
  • Colleges Trim Staffing Bloat - Amid Tuition Backlash, Cuts in Subsidies, Schools Target Efficiencies

    12/26/2013 1:12:53 PM PST · by abb · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 25, 2013 | Douglas Belkin
    After years of cuts in state subsidies and growing resistance to rising tuition, U.S. colleges and universities are starting to unwind decades of administrative bloat and back-office waste that helped push up costs and tuition. The State University of New York system shaved $48 million in the past two years by cutting unused software licenses and consolidating senior administrators. The University of California, Berkeley, cut $70 million since 2011 by centralizing purchasing and laying off a layer of middle managers, among other things. And the University of Kansas revamped its back-office operations to save about $5 million in 2013. One...
  • NPR Shows Off New Facility

    06/19/2013 8:51:09 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 36 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | 6/18/2013 | Austin Price
    NPR recently moved from Chinatown into its new 400,000 square-foot home on North Capitol, and theyre excited about it. Eager to show off the new facility, the organization offered a tour to members of the media Tuesday morning, starting with breakfast from their in-house chefs, along with some talking points from CEO Gary Knell, who outlined some impressive features of the space.The goal in the new building was to have plenty of open space to promote collaboration, something that was difficult in the smaller, closed-office building NPR used to operate out of. The newsroom is a good example of this....
  • Senate: Time to raise pay for Minnesota's lawmakers

    04/16/2013 7:02:42 AM PDT · by Colonel_Flagg · 16 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | April 16, 2013 | Rachel Stassen-Berger
    The Minnesota Senate on Tuesday is set to approve salary increases for legislators and the governor, who have had their pay frozen since 1999. The raises, which would start taking effect in 2015, would be hefty. By 2016, legislators pay would go to $42,000 from the current $31,000 an increase of 35 percent. The governors salary would rise to $128,000 a year from $120,000 now, although Gov. Mark Dayton has already said he would donate his increase. The move heats up a reliable hot potato. For 15 years, politics have kept lawmakers from approving pay increases for themselves or...
  • Thousands Line Up Outside Cal Expo Gun Show To Buy Ammunition

    03/18/2013 2:05:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    KOVR-TV ^ | March 16, 2013
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) Thousands of people lined up for hours outside Cal Expo to buy ammunition. The line wrapped around the building for the first day of the two-day gun show. Youve heard the early bird gets the worm. At the Crossroads of the West gun show it couldnt be truer. We got here at 5:45 a.m., said one person. We were 64th and it took us 3.5 hours. This is for my rifle, said an attendee. Ammunition is a hot commodity at Cal Expo. I was planning on buying some ammunition around here but the line actually wrapped around...
  • Ammo Prices Have Doubled Since December At 'America's Largest Gun Shop'

    02/22/2013 1:04:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 21, 2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    The price of his store's ammunition has more than doubled since mid-December, says Larry Hyatt, owner of Hyatt Gun Shop in Charlotte, N.C., which bills itself "America's Largest Gun Shop." I spoke to Mr. Hyatt today about the increase in the price of ammunition since mid-December (when the gun control debate began to heat up). Hyatt said that the ammo market is "very volatile" and that he "doesn't know when the next shipment will be." His best seller right now is .22LR caliber. Gun owners like to shoot this caliber because it is typically a cheaper round and also optimal...
  • Hornady Addresses Ammo Shortage: Were working 24/7

    02/15/2013 12:03:59 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 54 replies
    Guns.com ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | Daniel Terrill
    Big time ammo company Hornady released a statement Tuesday commenting on the ammo shortage and shed light on some key questions theyve been asked repeatedly. The Hornady booth at SHOT Show 2013. This year they introduced Critical Duty ammo. The current political climate has caused extremely high demand on all shooting industry products, including ours, Hornady said in the statement. Empty retail shelves, long backorders, and exaggerated price increases on online auction sites all fueled by rumors and conjecture have amplified concerns about the availability of ammunition and firearms-related items. The company asked that you, the consumer, not...
  • The run on guns and ammunition

    01/30/2013 5:46:49 AM PST · by thackney · 71 replies
    KHOU 11 News ^ | January 29, 2013 | Jeremy Desel
    ... "This is usually full of .22 up here. .45 and .40... "We used to sell 30,000 rounds a month of ammo and weve done that in a week, and sometimes even a day in ammo," James said. What little they do have is generally high end and there is a limit on all purchases: a three-box max or 150 rounds at a time. Thats for all types and all sizes. Its not just one store. Ron Casady has been shopping for weeks. "I noticed online and everything is out of stock. Click add to cart. Sorry we are out...
  • MILLER: The cop-killer bullet myth - Politicians go after ammunition as a sneaky way to get your gun

    01/30/2013 1:20:26 PM PST · by neverdem · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 29, 2013 | Emily Miller
    <p>Give the administration credit for its creativity. The theatrical show President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. are putting on in their effort to foist gun control on the public disguises a more subtle push to disarm America in the name of protecting cops. On Monday, Mr. Obama invited police chiefs from towns that have had mass shootings to the White House for a discussion on firearms and, more importantly, a photo opportunity.</p>
  • An F for effort on holding down tuition

    01/08/2013 4:04:01 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    washington post ^ | 12-31-12 | charles lane
    At the University of Minnesota, the number of employees with human resources or personnel in their job titles has grown from 180 to 272 since the 2004-05 academic year. Since 2006, the university has spent $10 million on consultants for a vast new housing development that is decades from completion. It employs 139 people for marketing, promotions and communications. Some 81 administrators make $200,000 per year or more. In the past decade, Minnesotas administrative payroll has gone up three times as fast as the teaching payroll, and twice as fast as student enrollment. Oh, and tuition more than doubled in...
  • Dear Mr. Security Agent: A letter to law enforcement

    01/07/2013 6:54:35 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 227 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | January 7, 2013 | Matt Bracken
    Dear Mr. Security Agent, Federal, state, or local. You, the man or woman with the badge, the sworn LEO or FLEA and those who inhabit the many law enforcement niches in between and on all sides. This essay is directed to you, because in the end, how this turmoil about gun control turns out will depend largely upon your decisions and actions over the coming months and years. I sincerely wish that members of Congresswho may soon be voting on new gun control measureswould read this essay, but I realize thats a pipe dream, considering the impenetrable bubbles around those...
  • Gun Ammunition Sales On The Rise

    01/03/2013 5:09:17 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 39 replies
    CLOVIS, Calif. (KMPH) - Valley gun store owners say their shelves are becoming bare. Last month KMPH News reported gun sales are on the rise. Now, consumers are buying ammunition at a feverish pace. James Mize, works at Clovis' Valley Rod and Gun store, he says people are afraid their gun rights will be touched, with California already having some the strictest gun control laws in the nation. He believes the federal government will simply force other states to follow the Golden State. "About 10 days ago, these shelves were full, the only ones not selling right now are the...
  • URGENT: Congressional Republicans to double-cross gun owners? (VCDL Alert)

    01/02/2013 3:31:34 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 25 replies
    Virginia Citizens Defense League ^ | 1-3-13 | Philip Van Cleave
    Many of you may remember Richmond talk show host, Doc Thompson. He currently has a radio show in Michigan. Much like me, he gets some "inside" information from time-to-time. He has received a communication between a friend and someone in the Republican Party leadership. That communication is troubling as it says the congressional Republicans are seriously considering selling out gun owners to "seem reasonable." They are considering a magazine ban, changes to background checks, and more. Here is a link to the email with redactions to protect the sources: http://tinyurl.com/a4xf33x URGENT ACTION ITEM We need to contact ALL of our...
  • A Pledge To Gun Grabbers

    12/23/2012 12:44:58 PM PST · by .454Puma · 40 replies
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 12/23/2012 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    I was 26 years old and barely married for two months when what you see in the pictures above happened. I was in Romania, carrying an AKM-47 as a Navy reservist. I didn't really cared if I was to live or to die - living my entire as a slave under communism really made me indifferent to the perspective of dying. In fact, I was ready to put a bullet in my head if the revolution wouldn't have succeed. My father once told me: son, the single biggest mistake me and your grandad did was to surrender our guns in...
  • Gun control policy ideas more than just talk

    12/22/2012 6:51:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 22, 2012 | Melanie Mason, Washington Bureau
    Just one day after President Obama tapped Vice President Joe Biden to lead an initiative on gun violence, Jon Adler was at its first meeting, along with Cabinet secretaries and organizations representing law enforcement. Not much lead time, but no matter: Adler, national president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Assn., had a list of policy changes from legislative to regulatory to "tactical" coordination at the ready, with granular detail. He cited, chapter and verse, the law that makes it a misdemeanor to knowingly possess a firearm in a school zone. He wanted that upgraded to a felony....
  • Gun Sales Escalate After Mass Shootings ("..eight distributors...all out of inventory")

    12/20/2012 8:25:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 20, 2012 | Mary Thompson
    At Freedom Firearms in Fort Wayne, Indiana there is hardly anything left in the store. Managing partner Angie Freeland told CNBC sales have "gone through the roof". With little left to sell, she will probably close for what is typically her busiest day of the year, December 24. "It started on Monday with the AR-15s going out the door," she said. "Once those were gone they were buying anything with a high capacity magazine." The rush to buy guns comes in the wake of last Friday's massacre in Newtown, CT. Twenty year old Adam Lanza shot twenty children between the...
  • Great news: Your permanent record is now available on demand (Complete end of privacy)

    12/13/2012 7:54:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 13, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Remember when government needed something called a warrant or even probable cause to look at your records? Good times, good times. Im nostalgic for the halcyon days of, er, February of this year, before the Attorney General of the United States signed off on an order allowing the government to access pretty much everything it wanted in the name of counterterrorism. The Wall Street Journal found out about the order and got a FOIA request to force its exposure: Top U.S. intelligence officials gathered in the White House Situation Room in March to debate a controversial proposal. Counterterrorism officials wanted...
  • Firearm NICS Checks break all time record

    12/04/2012 8:01:38 AM PST · by aimhigh · 50 replies
    FBI website ^ | 12/04/2012 | FBI
    Nationally, firearm NICS checks broke the record in November, with 2,006,919 checks. This beat the prior December 2011 record of 1,862,327.
  • Obama: Gun dealers' best friend (...hunch about BHO's deeper motive in spurring firearm sales)

    11/29/2012 5:47:05 PM PST · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    WND ^ | November 29, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Gun sales hit an all-time, one-day record one week ago, driving Black Friday retail sales and actually overwhelming the FBIs background check center twice. Whats causing the gun-buying zeal? The answer is simple the actions of a man who hates private ownership of guns, Barack Obama. Hes been doing it for a long time. His election in 2008 drove gun sales through the roof. And now its happening, again, because he is supporting the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty that requires member states unable to disarm their populaces to be placed under the jurisdiction of the U.N. Office of...
  • Obama advocates reintroducing assault weapons ban

    10/17/2012 6:25:33 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/17/12 | Matt Lewis
    President Barack Obama declared during Tuesdays presidential debate that his goals as president include the reinstatement of a so-called assault weapons ban in the United States. As part of a plan to reduce street violence in cities including in his own hometown of Chicago Obama proposed seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced.This appears to be among the boldest pro-gun-control comments Obama has made as president, and the first time has has openly called for the reinstatement of the assault weapons ban. So my belief is that, A, we have to enforce the laws weve...
  • Aurora theater shooting: Diana DeGette pushes bill to restrict online ammo sales

    08/07/2012 3:24:56 PM PDT · by holymoly · 21 replies
    Denver Westworld ^ | Aug. 7 2012 | Sam Levin
    Since James Holmes fired shots into a movie theater in Aurora, killing twelve people, politicians across the country have launched heated debates about gun control. Now, Representative Diana DeGette has entered the fray with proposed legislation that she says could help prevent this kind of tragedy in the future. The bill would limit people's ability to anonymously purchase unlimited quantities of ammunition over the Internet, and would also require that ammunition dealers report bulk sales to law enforcement. This legislation, which DeGette introduced with Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), is one of the first direct policy initiatives after the Aurora shooting...
  • Lautenbergs ammo ban bill would strip away long-standing privacy protections

    08/07/2012 6:20:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    monachuslex.com ^ | 6 August, 2012 | John Pierce
    Over the course of my last several articles, I have written about the rush by Democratic senators to use the Aurora tragedy as a means of advancing their gun-control agenda. The first bill to emerge was an amendment to the Cybersecurity bill drafted by Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer, Frank Lautenberg, Barbara Boxer, Jack Reed, Bob Menendez, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Dianne Feinstein, which would have banned the sale, transfer or possession of normal capacity magazines. Thankfully, the Cybersecurity bill failed to pass the Senate. Following close on the heels of the Cybersecurity amendment, Democratic Senators Frank Lautenberg and Dianne Feinstein announced...
  • Obama will 'evaluate' bill to ban online munition sales

    07/31/2012 4:12:59 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 30, 2012 | Susan Crabtree
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that President Obama will "evaluate" a new bill that would ban online ammunition sales in the wake of the shooting massacre in Aurora, Colo. That left 12 dead and dozens more injured. During the daily press briefing, Mr. Earnest was asked whether Mr. Obama supports the measure, which aims to end sales of unlimited amounts of ammunition on the Internet and other mail orders. The bill also would force ammunition dealers to report large sales of bullets and other munitions to law enforcement authorities
  • Dem lawmakers to announce bill limiting online ammo sales

    07/29/2012 3:38:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 142 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2012 | Meghashyam Mali
    Two Democratic lawmakers on Monday will announce new legislation to regulate the online and mail-order sale of ammunition. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (N.J.) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (N.Y.) said the new law would make the sale of ammunition safer for law-abiding Americans who are sick and tired of the ease with which criminals can now anonymously stockpile for mass murder, in a statement released Saturday. The lawmakers cite the recent movie massacre in Aurora, Colo. for spurring their bill. The shooter who killed 12 and injured 58 in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater this month had purchased over 6,000 rounds of...
  • United Nation Office for Disarmament Affairs: Small Arms - (Marking, Tracing, Ownership)

    07/26/2012 9:41:00 AM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies
    The United Nations ^ | PREVIEW: 27 Aug - 7 Sep, 2012 | UN
    Small Arms Insurgents, armed gang members, pirates, terrorists - they can all multiply their force through the use of unlawfully acquired firepower. The illicit circulation of small arms, light weapons and their ammunition destabilizes communities, and impacts security and development in all regions of the world. Programme of Action Implementation Support System: PoA-ISSUN Meetings on small armsSecretary-General's report on small arms (2011)Secretary-General's report on small arms (2008) A worldwide scourge The illicit trade in small arms, light weapons and ammunition wreaks havoc everywhere. Mobs terrorizing a neighbourhood. Rebels attacking civilians or peacekeepers. Drug lords randomly killing law enforcers or anyone...
  • UN arms treaty takes shape, raising alarm among gun rights advocates

    07/25/2012 10:32:19 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 13 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | 7.25.12 | Steven Edwards
    UNITED NATIONS The arms trade treaty being hammered out by the United Nations is nearing completion, and the current draft shows it could lead to perpetual attacks on the U.S. Constitutions Second Amendment and American foreign policy, critics say. The document, which critics say has been framed by countries hostile to U.S. interests, allows for future amendments to be approved by just two-thirds of states showing up at an amendment conference. That means it could be agreed to by the U.S., put into effect and then changed over Washington's objections. And even if the U.S. Senate refuses to ratify...
  • Common Defense: In Crisis, America Buys Guns, Hurray!

    07/25/2012 6:29:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2012 | John Ransom
    While the Left looks for more reasons to restrict our right to self defense every time an infamous shooting occurs, the standard reaction of the general population in Colorado is to stock up on guns and ammo in self defense. Its a reaction thats uniquely American, where every mans a captain. But its also a reaction that has a long history in the West, a history we should be proud of. And when I say the West I really mean everywhere in America. Because at one time or another in our history everywhere from the tidewater on the east coast...
  • Dick Morris: Obama to Sign UN Gun-Grab Treaty and RAM IT DOWN OUR THROATS

    07/18/2012 4:24:53 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 154 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 18, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    But the Senate will never ratify, you say? Guess what, they don't need to... Speaking on Fox and Friends this morning, Dick Morris explained that when the US signs such an international treaty, the nation is bound until the Senate rejects it or the President renounces it. In just nine days from now, the terms of this treaty will be finalized. Morris went on to say that this heinous agreement -which would in-affect repeal the the Second Amendment and deny us all of the divine right to self-defense- will likely be signed by Obama... then Harry Reid will simply...
  • Obama To Sign Anti-Second Amendment U.N. Anti-Gun Treaty

    07/10/2012 1:47:25 PM PDT · by no-llmd · 58 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 7-9-2012 | Investors Business Daily
    The United Nations is putting the finishing touches on an Arms Trade Treaty that transcends borders and may even trample our Constitutional right to bear arms. Every indication is that the president will sign it. Like the New Start and Law of the Sea treaties before it, as well as the Kyoto Protocol and Agenda 21, the Arms Trade Treaty being finalized at the U.N. this month is one of those feel-good, can't-we-all-get-along pieces of parchment whose net effect is to accomplish little except to eat away at American sovereignty and freedom.
  • NRA Takes Aim at Weapons Treaty

    07/10/2012 11:23:33 AM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    U.S.News & World Report ^ | July 9, 2012 | Kira Zalan
    The powerful American gun lobby worries about the reach of a global pact on conventional arms. Delegations from almost 200 countries convened at the United Nations this month to come up with a new treaty that would regulate international trade in conventional weapons. The effort, supported by the Obama administration, has very vocal opposition: the American gun lobby. Proponents of the Arms Trade Treaty argue that inadequate controls over the international arms market result in armed violence against civilians by human rights violators, criminals, gangs, warlords, and terrorists. The treaty would require governments to deny weapons transfers to states that...
  • Obama To Sign Anti-Second Amendment U.N. Gun Grab

    07/09/2012 5:59:29 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 113 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 9, 2012
    Second Amendment: The United Nations is putting the finishing touches on an Arms Trade Treaty that transcends borders and may even trample our Constitutional right to bear arms. Every indication is that the president will sign it. Like the New Start and Law of the Sea treaties before it, as well as the Kyoto Protocol and Agenda 21, the Arms Trade Treaty being finalized at the U.N. this month is one of those feel-good, can't-we-all-get-along pieces of parchment whose net effect is to accomplish little except to eat away at American sovereignty and freedom. Just as the world's worst human...
  • The Purpose of Fast and Furious

    06/20/2012 3:10:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 20, 2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: April 16, 2009. This from CNN's website: "Reviving a ban on assault weapons and more strictly enforcing existing gun laws could help tamp down drug violence that has run rampant on the US-Mexican border, President Obama said Thursday. Speaking alongside Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Obama said he has 'not backed off at all' on a campaign pledge to try to restore the ban. It was instituted under President Clinton and allowed to lapse by President George W. Bush. 'I continue to believe that we can respect and honor the Second Amendment right in our Constitution -- the...