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  • Former White House Press Secretary James Brady Dead at 73

    08/04/2014 11:18:31 AM PDT · by matt04 · 62 replies
    Former White House Press Secretary James Brady, who was famously shot during the attempt on then-President Ronald Reagan's life in 1981, has died. He was 73. "Jim touched the lives of so many and has been a wonderful husband, father, friend and role model," his family said in a statement. "We are enormously proud of Jim's remarkable accomplishments - before he was shot on the fateful day in 1981 while serving at the side of President Ronald Reagan and in the days, months and years that followed. Jim Brady's zest for life was apparent to all who knew him, and...
  • Ann B. Davis aka Alice from ‘The Brady Bunch’ Left Hollywood for Faith: ‘I was Born Again’

    06/04/2014 7:17:45 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 46 replies
    Patheos ^ | 2Jun14 | Rebecca Cusey
    Ann B. Davis, who played the beloved housekeeper Alice in The Brady Bunch, died over the weekend. New information is coming out about her faith and her life. The Associated Press reports: For many years after “The Brady Bunch” wound up, Davis led a quiet religious life, affiliating herself with a group led by [Episcopal Bishop William] Frey. “I was born again,” she told the AP in 1993. “It happens to Episcopalians. Sometimes it doesn’t hit you till you’re 47 years old. “It changed my whole life for the better. … I spent a lot of time giving Christian witness...
  • Actress Ann B. Davis, Devoted 'Brady Bunch' Housekeeper, Dies

    06/02/2014 6:06:00 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 26 replies
    Comic actress Ann B. Davis, who played the devoted housekeeper Alice on the television sitcom "The Brady Bunch" and won two Emmy awards as the forever-single secretary Schultzy on "The Bob Cummings Show," died on Sunday at age 88. Davis fell and hit her head on Saturday morning, CNN reported, citing a close friend of Davis, Bishop William Frey. Ann B. Davis on ‘The Brady Bunch’ in this 1969 photo.Alamy: AF Archive Ann B. Davis on ‘The Brady Bunch’ in this 1969 photo. She suffered a subdural hematoma and never regained consciousness, Frey told CNN. Davis' agent Robert Malcolm told...
  • Alice from 'The Brady Bunch' Dead at 88 After Falling At Home

    06/01/2014 3:36:32 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 63 replies
    tmz ^ | june 1, 2014
    TV legend Ann B. Davis who played Alice on "The Brady Bunch" has died ... TMZ has learned.According to the couple she lived with ... Ann fell in her bathroom early this morning and hit her head causing grave damage.  We're told she never regained consciousness.
  • My View: Block gun violence with background checks

    02/15/2014 9:33:14 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    portlandtribune.com ^ | 2/13/2014 | Jamie Henderson and Dr. James P. Scott
    One year after gun violence at Clackamas Town Center and in Newtown, Conn., shook communities across this nation, we have yet to settle the debate on gun safety in Salem or our nation’s capital. As we continue to mourn these tragedies, we must do more to prevent them from happening again. We in public health are thoroughly committed to protecting the safety of our communities. The Oregon Public Health Association and the National Physicians Alliance support state and federal efforts to ensure background checks for all gun purchases. Without background checks, guns in the hands of dangerous individuals continue to...
  • Sales of assault weapons surge in Maryland, gun sellers say (Brady Bunch endorse O'Malley's actions)

    04/06/2013 2:32:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 6, 2013 | Chris Gordon
    The sale of military-style weapons in Maryland has skyrocketed because of the concern they'll will be banned once the strict gun control bill passed by the Maryland General Assembly on Thursday goes into effect. At Engage Armament in Rockville, there are only a few assault weapons left because so many have been sold in anticipation of gun restrictions. Ammunition has gone up in price -- that is, if you can even find bullets in stock. "Everything's been bought up and we've had ammunition that came right off the trucks," said A.J. Wynne, an employee at Engage Armament. "They'd say, 'What...
  • ‘One can only hope’ NRA members are shot dead

    12/20/2012 11:39:46 AM PST · by Starman417 · 39 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-20-12 | DrJohn
    Tragedies often bring out the best in people. Responding to a tweet by author Joyce Carol Oates, actress Marg Helgenberger said "one can only hope" that members of the NRA get shot, Twitchy reported Tuesday. "If sizable numbers of NRA members become gun-victims themselves, maybe hope for legislation of firearms," Oates tweeted Friday. "@JoyceCarolOates One can only hope, but sadly I don't think anything would change," the CSI star tweeted in response. This wasn't taken particularly well: "@MargHelgen @JoyceCarolOates are you encouraging violence against those who dare disagree with you?" asked "Jeremy Avery." "Congrats for becoming yet another clueless, VIOLENT,...
  • The Brady Bunch Set from "Mannix" episode #68 "Who Is Sylvia?" 1970

    03/01/2012 2:10:21 AM PST · by lowbridge · 13 replies · 2+ views
    the brady bunch blog ^ | jan. 7, 2012 | johnny dimsdale
    Pics at link
  • Report: 'Brady Bunch' creator Schwartz dies [also wrote Gilligan Theme]

    07/12/2011 10:33:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 07-12-2011 | Staff
    Sherwood Schwartz, the legendary producer who created "The Brady Bunch" and "Gilligan's Island" and also wrote their theme songs, is dead at 94, TMZ.com reports. Schwartz won an Emmy in 1961 for his work on "The Red Skelton Show" and worked on numerous other programs, but will forever be best known for his two campy 1970s sitcoms.
  • Chicago police concerned about conceal-carry bill

    04/20/2011 12:52:40 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 21 APR 11 | dcbryan1
    CHICAGO— Chicago police are joining anti-gun violence groups in voicing concerns about a bill that would allow Illinois residents to get permits to carry concealed firearms. Assistant police superintendent Jimmy Jackson says he's concerned about gaps in the mental health screening system for would-be gun owners. He spoke at a Chicago news conference held by the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
  • Cultists now in charge (Guns cost more lives than they save) BARF ALERT!

    01/27/2011 7:30:05 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 49 replies
    Salon.com ^ | 27 JAN 10 | Gene Lyons
    Cultists now in charge Gene Lyons Some years ago, I reported on a self-defense/gun-safety class mainly for women at Rice University. There had been several forcible rapes on the Houston, Texas, campus. Students had armed themselves. The instructor was an Army ROTC officer. A Vietnam combat veteran, he found the prospect of undergraduates packing heat unsettling, but reasoned that if they were arming themselves anyway, some training was better than none. Unlike many entrepreneurs teaching concealed-carry classes from sea to shining sea, he urged students to leave their guns at home. He stressed that he couldn’t turn them into infantry...
  • Tucson shooting victim blames Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Sharron Angle (*BARF*)

    01/14/2011 9:50:08 AM PST · by markomalley · 179 replies
    Politico (where else) ^ | 1/14/11 | Kendra Marr
    A wounded survivor of the Tucson shooting that critically injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is blaming Sarah Palin, House Speaker John Boehner, Fox TV host Glenn Beck, and former Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle for the tragedy. “It looks like Palin, Beck, Sharron Angle and the rest got their first target,” Eric Fuller said in an interview with Democracy NOW. “Their wish for Second Amendment activism has been fulfilled — senseless hatred leading to murder, lunatic fringe anarchism, subscribed to by John Boehner, mainstream rebels with vengeance for all, even 9-year-old girls,” he added, referring to the death of Christina...
  • Gun control: It's not a political impossibility (WashCompost Masthead Editorial)

    01/10/2011 9:47:23 PM PST · by goldstategop · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/10/2011 | Washington Post Masthead Editorial
    As a candidate for president, Sen. Barack Obama nonetheless pledged to revive the assault-weapons ban. These weapons serve no conceivable lawful purpose. Mayors and police chiefs, whose constituencies pay the bloodiest price for traffic in such guns, have pleaded for sensible laws. In Mexico, where assault weapons purchased in the United States have been responsible for tens of thousands of murders, Mr. Obama's counterpart, Felipé Calderon, has lodged similar requests. But President Obama has taken only minor steps toward redeeming Candidate Obama's promise. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, a nonprofit organization that advocates for gun control, noted that...
  • A Right to Bear Glocks? (Gail Collins Anti-Gun Rant Alert)

    01/10/2011 2:13:37 AM PST · by goldstategop · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1/09/2011 | Gail Collins
    In soft-pedaling that 2009 encounter, Giffords was doing a balancing act that she’d perfected during her political career as a rather progressive Democrat in a increasingly conservative state. She was the spunky Western girl with a populist agenda mixed with down-home values, one of which was opposition to gun control. But those protesters had been following her around for a while. Her staff members were clearly scared for her, and they put me in touch with Ruiz, who told me the story. Back then, the amazing thing about the incident in the supermarket parking lot was that the guy with...
  • Bloodshed and Invective in Arizona (NYT Masthead Editorial - Gun Control Rant BARF Alert)

    01/10/2011 1:27:42 AM PST · by goldstategop · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/10/2011 | New York Times Masthead Editorial
    Its gun laws are among the most lenient, allowing even a disturbed man like Mr. Loughner to buy a pistol and carry it concealed without a special permit. That was before the Tucson rampage. Now, having seen first hand the horror of political violence, Arizona should lead the nation in quieting the voices of intolerance, demanding an end to the temptations of bloodshed, and imposing sensible controls on its instruments.
  • Focus Turns To Arizona's Gun Laws (LAT Features Sheriff Clarence W. Dupnik's Anti RTC Rant Alert)

    01/10/2011 1:15:40 AM PST · by goldstategop · 27 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 01/10/2010 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    Arizona has some of the weakest gun control laws in the nation. To gun owners, those laws — which allow them to carry guns in their cars, in restaurants and other public places — are their last defense against unexpected evil. Gun control activists say the state's laws put weapons into the hands of the mentally unstable, and demand that federal officials impose tougher background checks and reinstate a ban on assault weapons. Pima County Sheriff Clarence W. Dupnik said the state's gun laws contributed to the shooting. He singled out the law passed last year that allows those 21...
  • Gun Violence Victims Deserve “Do Something” Congress (Dems lost because they abandoned gun control)

    11/04/2010 3:48:33 PM PDT · by atomic_dog · 48 replies
    Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence ^ | November 4th, 2010 | Paul Helmke
    An angry electorate… More divided than during the Bush years… Marked by nasty ads and commentary, over-the-top rhetoric, and even violence. These are just some of the ways that political observers have described American voters and the 2010 mid-term elections. Without a doubt, many election contests were bitterly fought and divisive. Now comes the hard work of legislating and governing. It won’t be easy for either side, but if there is one thing the new Congress and President Obama ought to agree on, it’s that gun violence victims deserve their support, their leadership, and their determination. And that should be...
  • REVIEWS: "Incredible Hulk"; "Perfect Stranger"; "The Brady Bunch Movie"

    08/09/2009 1:38:20 PM PDT · by Fishtalk · 6 replies · 449+ views
    Fish Movie Reviews ^ | 8/9/09 | Pat Fish
    Three movies reviewed in this post. "Perfect Stranger" has a smashing ending and good acting by Haille Berry. "Incredible Hulk" brings back the comic book character in an action packed film worth every second. And "The Brady Bunch Movie" is packed with satire that had me smiling for every second. Loved the Monkees!
  • Why is the White House website linked to one of my youtube videos (and why THIS video)?

    02/11/2009 5:17:38 PM PST · by lowbridge · 31 replies · 902+ views
    youtube ^ | Feb. 11, 2009 | lowbridge
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM0rHlxQ5cY When I look under the "statistics & data" of this video, I find the following: Now why is the White House website linked to THAT video and why? http://www.whitehouse.gov/president-obama-delivers-your-weekly-address/
  • Since Assault Weapons Ban Lifted, At Least 163 Dead, 185 Wounded, 15 Police Officers Dead, 23...

    10/20/2008 12:45:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 100 replies · 2,777+ views
    Since Assault Weapons Ban Lifted, At Least 163 Dead, 185 Wounded, 15 Police Officers Dead, 23 Wounded To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Peter Hamm of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, +1-202-898-0792 WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the four years since the federal assault weapons ban expired on September 15, 2004, at least 163 people have been killed and 185 wounded with military-style semiautomatic assault weapons, including at least 38 police officers killed or wounded, according to a report being issued today by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Restrictions on assault weapons, which drew support from Presidents...
  • Gun-control groups fear top activist was NRA spy

    08/05/2008 3:22:21 PM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies · 117+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/5/8 | MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press Writer
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A gun-control activist who championed the cause for more than a decade and served on the boards of two anti-violence groups is suspected of working as a paid spy for the National Rifle Association, and now those organizations are expelling her and sweeping their offices for bugs. The suggestion that Mary Lou McFate was a double agent is contained in a deposition filed as part of a contract dispute involving a security firm. The muckraking magazine Mother Jones, in a story last week, was the first to report on McFate's alleged dual identity. The NRA refused to...
  • 'Cindy Brady' Shows Up Hung Over for Interview

    07/05/2008 3:49:26 PM PDT · by MrBambaLaMamba · 93 replies · 384+ views
    Fox News - MyFOXColorado.com ^ | Thursday, 03 Jul 2008, 4:16 PM MDT | MyFOXColorado.com
    <p>The youngest member of TV’s favorite fictitious family “The Brady Bunch” nearly blew chunks during a Denver radio appearance Thursday morning.</p>
  • 'Gilligan' Creator Gets Hollywood Star (Sherwood Schwartz: Gilligan's Island, Brady Bunch)

    03/10/2008 7:58:37 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies · 370+ views
    AP/Google ^ | March 8, 2008
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sherwood Schwartz, who created the TV comedy classics "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Brunch," gleefully thanked the leading ladies of those shows Friday when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "To me, Dawn will always be Mary Ann on 'Gilligan's Island' and Florence will always be Mrs. Brady," said Schwartz, 91, referring to actresses Dawn Wells and Florence Henderson, who spoke during the ceremony. Schwartz mused about his start in show biz, which happened "by accident," he said. Schwartz said came to Southern California from New York in 1938 to get a...
  • And so it begins....Fox News says NIU gunman, like VTech gunman "bought guns on the internet".

    02/15/2008 1:51:19 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 74 replies · 455+ views
    Cavuto on Fox | 15 FEB 08 | dcbryan1
    Sometimes I think my teenage neice is a better researcher, journalist, and patriot than even...gasp...fox news commentators. I just heard Neil Cavuto "confirm" that new updates were coming in that the NIU gunman had "legally bought his weapons and accessories from the internet". In addition , Cavuto specifically mentioned high-capacity "clips" (NOTE: THEY ARE CALLED MAGAZINES) and a "glock holster" from the same online retail gun dealer that the nut at V Tech used. However, with 5 minutes of searching on the internet, or even a phone call to a local gunstore (with an FFL) any "journalist" can find that:...
  • Brady Bunch TV Movie, A Very Brady Christmas, On The ABCFamily Channel Right Now

    12/22/2007 9:02:45 AM PST · by lowbridge · 4 replies · 721+ views
    December 22, 2007
    Christmas with the Bradys. Mike and Carol Brady decide to spend their savings on bringing their kids and relatives in for the holidays, but the kids are having their own problems: Greg (now a doctor) has to make the trip alone since his wife Nora is spending the holidays with her family; Peter is embarrassed to bring his girlfriend home since she is his boss; Bobby is hiding the fact that he dropped out of business grad school to race cars; Marcia's husband, Wally, has been laid off from his job at Tyler Toys; Jan and stuffy husband Phillip...
  • 'Brady Bunch'(Christopher Knight) Star Threatens Separation Over Lesbian Photos (Adrianne Curry)

    12/17/2007 5:05:11 PM PST · by Perdogg · 26 replies · 721+ views
    Former The Brady Bunch star Christopher Knight threatened to leave his model wife Adrianne Curry when she posed for sexy lesbian photos - as a birthday gift. The incident, which was caught on camera for upcoming reality show "My Fair Brady... Maybe Baby," left the upset actor suggesting the couple separate. The girl-on-girl photos, which Curry has since repeated with a pal for Playboy magazine, were supposed to end a feud over baby plans - but they started a new one. In the tense episode, which will air in January, Knight says of the photo gift, "It is the physicalization...
  • Should The Public Be Able To Get The Types Of Guns We Use In Iraq?

    12/14/2007 5:07:40 PM PST · by holymoly · 123 replies · 224+ views
    Brady Campaign ^ | December 14, 2007 | Paul Helmke
    I asked this question last week of the candidates for President now campaigning in Iowa, and I think that for most of the American people [pdf] the answer is clearly “no.” In the last ten days, two states in the heart of the country have sustained mass shootings by people armed with military-style assault rifles – two attacks with assault weapons in less than a week. One shooter attacked a mall full of employees and Christmas shoppers in Omaha. The other attacked a church in Colorado. Together, they left twelve people dead.Yet today assault weapons remain perfectly legal to buy...
  • 'Brady Bunch' Star Reveals All About Lesbian Fling with TV Sister

    09/21/2007 12:59:10 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 125 replies · 1,458+ views
    Hollywood.com ^ | 09.21.07
    HOLLYWOOD - Wholesome former Brady Bunch star Maureen McCormick is set to reveal the beloved '70s TV series' most shocking secret in a new book--she and her on-screen sister had a lesbian fling.
  • Senate Panel Clears Bill to Strengthen Background Checks in Aftermath of Virginia Tech

    08/02/2007 3:41:34 PM PDT · by holymoly · 10 replies · 505+ views
    Earthtimes.org ^ | 02 Aug 2007 | Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A U.S. Senate committee today cleared for full Senate action a bill that would significantly improve the Brady background check system by giving states new financial incentives to report to the system records of individuals who are barred from buying guns. Similar legislation (H.R. 2640) was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on June 13. "Senator Patrick Leahy and the Senate Judiciary Committee took an important step today to help prevent tragedies like Virginia Tech," said Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. "This measure will strengthen the Brady background...
  • Gun rights advocates poised for big victory in Congress

    07/22/2007 2:16:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 47 replies · 1,802+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 21, 2007 | JENNIFER A. DLOUHY
    Copyright 2007 Hearst News Service House expected to renew law that makes it harder to trace firearms used in crimes WASHINGTON — Gun control advocates cheered when Democrats took over the House and the Senate this year, sure that the change in leadership meant a more friendly environment for new restrictions on the sale and ownership of firearms. But supporters of tighter controls are on the verge of losing the first big battle of the year over gun policy. The House is expected to pass legislation this week renewing a 4-year-old law that makes it harder for police to track...
  • VA: Gun Violence Prevention Groups Announce Unified Support for Henry Light [Barf Alert]

    06/05/2007 9:30:30 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 10 replies · 501+ views
    PORTSMOUTH, Va., June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two state gun violence prevention groups and two national organizations joined today to urge Hampton Roads voters in the 79th District to vote for Henry Light over incumbent Johnny Joannou in the Democratic Primary for Delegate on Tuesday, June 12. "For many, many years, the gun industry has ruled the roost in Richmond," said Jim Sollo of Virginians for Public Safety. "Next year is a critical year for Virginians to take a new, common sense approach to gun laws. Delegate Joannou will dedicate himself to protecting the status quo while Henry Light will be...
  • Stray bullet kills toddler in car seat

    04/17/2006 1:12:11 PM PDT · by strange1 · 30 replies · 1,367+ views
    CNN ^ | Monday, April 17, 2006 | NEW YORK (AP)
    Sobbing and clutching her son's toy, the mother of a 2-year-old killed when a stray bullet pierced their minivan on Easter urged police to find her son's killer. According to police, the shots were fired as two groups of men argued.
  • Massachusetts Moves Step Closer to Confiscating Private Firearms

    11/26/2005 12:43:07 PM PST · by pabianice · 214 replies · 4,812+ views
    In November, the Massachusetts House of Representatives moved favorably from committee H. 2125, which brings the state one step closer to its goal of the confiscation of privately owned firearms. Under this bill, all private owners of handguns would have to register each handgun with the police and have a separate $ 250,000 liability insurance policy on each handgun or have that handgun confiscated (insurance professionals: care to estimate the cost of such a policy to the holder?). Each such insurance policy must cover the potential theft and unlawful use of the gun. If the policy is inadequate to cover...
  • A Former President [Jimmy Carter] Warns of 'Endangered Values'

    11/03/2005 8:56:19 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 57 replies · 1,230+ views
    National Public Radio ^ | 11/2/05 | Terry Gross
    (Blurring the line between church and state threatens civil liberties and privacy, says former President Jimmy Carter. That's the case he makes in his new book, Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis, which draws on Carter's experiences as a president and a Christian.) Read an excerpt from Our Endangered Values: Chapter 1 The most controversial issues being addressed within our nation will be discussed in the following chapters. It will be helpful to understand the prevailing personal opinions of American citizens, their differences and similarities, how they have been modified or remain the same, and whether they are compatible with...
  • NRA Says Freep this Poll

    10/03/2005 3:39:44 PM PDT · by Buzwardo · 88 replies · 1,413+ views
    NRA-ILA ^ | 10/3/05 | NRA
    Some companies have been firing employees for having legal firearms locked in their gloveboxes in parking lots or for having hunting firearms in locked in their vehicles. Should you give up your right of self-defense or you right to have a firearm in your vehicle for lawful purposes because anti-gun company administrators have been encouraged by the Brady Campaign to ban firearms in their parking lots? Below is the POLL LINK from the very anti-gun South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Republican lawmakers are proposing a bill that would give Floridians the right to keep guns locked in their vehicles while they're at...
  • Florida's 'Force with force' law sparks campaign to warn tourists about potential violence [BARF]

    09/26/2005 9:37:58 AM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 41 replies · 1,100+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 26, 2005 | Linda Kleindienst
    TALLAHASSEE -- Warning that Florida streets have the potential to morph into the O.K. Corral, gun-control advocates will launch an international campaign to alert travelers about a new state law that allows people to use deadly force in self-defense. On Saturday it will become legal to use force on an attacker without first trying to escape the confrontation. Supporters say the measure, which they dub the "Stand Your Ground" law, allows residents to protect themselves by meeting force with force. Opponents, who call it the "Shoot First Law," warn it could hand itchy trigger fingers a license to kill. "It's...
  • Lesson On Gun Safety Pays Off In Spades

    09/14/2005 2:34:24 PM PDT · by 2Am4Sure · 29 replies · 1,953+ views
    KOMOtv.com ^ | Sep 14, 2005 | April Zepeda
    MACHIAS - A crowded playground and a loaded gun -- it could have been a deadly recipe. There were 127 kids out on the playground, when 9-year-old Khoa Nguyen and 8-year-old Grayson Pope noticed a gun sitting in the wood chips by the swing set. Suddenly, all those important lessons about guns we hope our kids pay attention to, paid off. "Not to touch them and when you see one, go tell an adult and don't pick it up," recited Grayson. What the two students from Machias Elementary didn't know yet -- they had found a 9mm handgun, loaded and...
  • Democrats Want To Ban 'Cop-Killer' Gun

    03/06/2005 7:28:25 AM PST · by kimber · 35 replies · 963+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 4, 2005 | Susan Jones
    Democrats in Congress have introduced a bill to outlaw a specific gun, which a leading gun control group describes as "a clear and present threat to police officers" and "a tragedy waiting to happen." The bills introduced in the House and Senate on Thursday (H.R. 800/S. 397) would make it illegal for anyone except a police officer or military official to possess a Fabrique Nationale (FN) Five-seveN pistol, which can shoot armor-piercing bullets. Gun control activists call the Five-seveN a "cop-killing gun," and they have enlisted the support of several law enforcement organizations in their effort to outlaw it. Steve...
  • Climate disruptions predicted

    08/19/2004 6:29:57 AM PDT · by boris · 22 replies · 544+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 08-20-2004 | Jan M. Olsen
    Climate disruptions predicted By Jan M. Olsen Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Rising sea levels, disappearing glaciers in the Alps and more deadly heat waves are coming for Europeans because of global warming, Europe's environmental agency warned Wednesday. The European Environment Agency said much more needs to be done -- and fast. Climate change "will considerably affect our societies and environments for decades and centuries to come," its 107-page report said. It said rising temperatures could eliminate three-quarters of the Alpine glaciers by 2050 and bring repeats of Europe's mammoth floods two years ago and the heat wave that killed...
  • A 70s reference for Kerry

    07/30/2004 7:58:15 AM PDT · by Tanniker Smith · 2 replies · 231+ views
    today | Tanniker Smith
    Something has occurred to me ... With all the grabbing on of Bush's pledge to "be a uniter, not a divider" by the Democrats who have been crediting Bush with "uniting the Democrats as no one has done in a generation ...", it has occurred to me that that has to be the biggest slap in the face to John Kerry (and Clinton, too, but that's a topic for another day). Basically, what they are saying is that Kerry doesn't matter. He didn't unite anyone, Bush did. So it could have been *anyone* on that podium. So, in "Brady Bunch"...
  • Homeowner charged after shooting intruder

    01/10/2004 5:48:11 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 165 replies · 873+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 10, 2004 | WorldNetDaily
    WEAPONS OF CHOICE Homeowner charged after shooting intruder Family protected but suburban town prohibits possession of handguns Posted: January 10, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com A Chicago-area homeowner protected his family by shooting an intruder but was charged with violating a local ordinance banning possession of handguns. Wilmette, Ill., Police Chief George Carpenter believes charges against Hale DeMar, 54, underscore the suburban village's serious concerns about the shooting, the Chicago Tribune reported. "The outcome of the matter in this case was very fortunate for the homeowner," he said. "We much prefer, for the safety of the home, that...
  • Utah gets 'D-' for gun laws that safeguard children

    01/09/2004 5:47:20 AM PST · by glock rocks · 27 replies · 278+ views
    Deseret Morning News (Salt Lake City UT) ^ | January 9, 2004 | By Donna Kemp Spangler
    Deseret Morning News, Friday, January 09, 2004Utah gets 'D-' for gun laws that safeguard childrenBy Donna Kemp SpanglerDeseret Morning NewsFor the second time in a row, Utah received a near-failing grade from a national anti-gun violence group for failing to enact laws to protect children from guns. Deseret Morning News graphic "Our laws on guns are abysmal," said Marla Kennedy, executive director of Gun Violence Prevention Center of Utah. For the past 10 years Kennedy has lobbied for legislation that would protect children from access to guns. Sen. Paula Julander, D-Salt Lake, plans to resurrect a bill during the 2004...
  • Million Mom March Admits 'We Are Losing Battle Against Dangeroushiddenguns'

    01/07/2004 9:40:15 PM PST · by Luke Skyfreeper · 19 replies · 125+ views
    Luke Skyfreeper | January 7, 2004 | Luke Skyfreeper (vanity)
    MILLION MOM MARCH ADMITS 'WE ARE LOSING BATTLE AGAINST DANGEROUSHIDDENGUNS' January 7, 2004, Washington, D.C. - Sarah Brady of the Brady Campaign United With the Million Mom March today issued the following statement: "Today, the Governor of Ohio proved that he is a complete, absolute idiot and an obvious gun-toting right-wing fanatic wacko by caving in to pressurefromthedangerousgunlobby and agreeing to sign Ohio's dangeroushiddenguns bill into law." "In spite of the fact that more than half of all Americans live quite happily in States that have shall-issue concealed carry laws, and in spite of the fact that the balance of...
  • Delaware No. 1 in gun-buy rejection rate

    12/29/2003 9:23:55 AM PST · by Gabz · 36 replies · 204+ views
    Wilmington (DE) News Journal ^ | 12/29/2003 | By J.L. MILLER
    <p>When customers enter a Delaware gun shop, they stand a higher chance of failing the mandatory background checks than would-be buyers in any other state, according to figures released this fall by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics.</p> <p>Of the 9,464 checks run in Delaware in 2002, 407 purchases were rejected - a rejection rate of 4.3 percent. The national rate was 1.7 percent, and the second-highest ranking was a 3.8 percent rate in Colorado. Delaware's rate was higher in 2001, when 5.6 percent of attempted purchases were rejected. The national rate that year was 1.9 percent.</p>
  • Real Agenda of HCI

    11/22/2003 2:15:21 PM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 38 replies · 1,183+ views
    freeamerican.net ^ | 12/30/93 | Handgun Control Inc.
    First is the distribution sheet: [appears to be standard letterhead for the Los Angeles office, stamped: IMPORTANT, CONFIDENTIAL, received 12/30/93; next to distribution list is handwritten: "UPDATE DIST. LIST!"] HANDGUN CONTROL, INC. National Headquarters 1225 EYE ST., N.W. Suite 1100 WASHINGTON, D.C. 20005 (202) 898-0792 Western Region Office 10951 WEST PICO BLVD. ROOM 204 LOS ANGELES, CA 90064 (310) 446-0056 Distribution list: cc: Richard Aborn David Birenbaum Lee Fisher Larry Lowenstein John Phillips Helen Raiser Maurice Rosenblatt Jeanne Shields Odile Stern N.T. Shields Sarah Brady Stanley E. Foster John Hechinger Edward O. Welles Charles J. Orasin Lois Hess Sandy Cooney...
  • Dean's gun control stance product of his state, medical training

    09/14/2003 11:49:17 AM PDT · by Brian S · 10 replies · 217+ views
    By RON FOURNIER AP Political Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Gun-control advocates say Howard Dean is a National Rifle Association poster boy. The NRA says he is "schizophrenic" on guns. Other critics say the Democratic presidential hopeful seeks one set of gun rules for white communities, another for black ones. Nobody seems to be happy with Dean's split-the-middle approach to gun control. That is, nobody but Dean and his supporters. The Democratic front-runner predicts his moderate views will find favor with voters in the 2004 campaign. Dean supports modest gun-control that addresses the most onerous holes in federal legislation. Beyond that,...
  • Leveling the playing field? Debate over concealed gun laws brings emotional testimony (Wis.)

    09/11/2003 6:12:39 AM PDT · by Redbob · 34 replies · 257+ views
    The (Racine) Journal Times ^ | 9-11-03 | Tom Sheehan
    MADISON - A concealed carry law in Wisconsin would help "level the playing field" for potential crime victims, "such as little old ladies and store owners," said Sen. Dave Zien, R-Eau Claire. But Milwaukee County District Attorney E. Michael McCann said he would just as soon have a thief get away with an armed robbery at a store than have a customer with a gun try to save the day. "I don't want to be in a store where someone wants to intervene," McCann told legislators at a committee hearing at the state Capitol Tuesday. "The shooting will start, and...
  • Brady Campaign - FOR BACKWARD THINKING ON GUN POLICIES, DEAN IS WRONG FOR THE WHITE HOUSE

    08/29/2003 6:14:00 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 15 replies · 143+ views
    Brady Campaign ^ | 6-23-2003 | Gun Grabbers
    Washington DC - Howard Dean is running for President. He believes that gun laws should be at the state level, not the federal level. Perhaps Dean will have success in convincing criminals to promise not to carry their guns across state lines, and convincing gun traffickers not to buy or sell them across state lines. Governor, guns cross state borders. Maybe it's you who should stay at the state level. Former Vermont Governor Dean says he's from the "Democrat wing of the Democratic party." As far as gun safety advocates are concerned, give us a Democrat from some other wing...
  • State (North Carolina) Gets 'C' on Gun Violence Prevention

    01/08/2003 9:22:53 AM PST · by Constitution Day · 49 replies · 472+ views
    WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC) ^ | January 8, 2003 | Staff
    <p>RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina has received a 'C' on the Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence report card.</p> <p>Rachel Smith, co-President of the North Carolina Council of The Million Mom March says the fact that there's no law mandating locks for all guns sold in the state probably contributed to the lower grade.</p>
  • Democrats Distance Themselves from the Brady Bunch

    06/04/2002 9:51:14 AM PDT · by hattend · 10 replies · 176+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | June 4, 2002 | Tanya K. Metaksa
    Leopards don't change their spots, nor can one blindly vote along party lines. Tough choices on an ever-changing political battlefield. Of course, if our elected officials were simply held to their oaths of office to "uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States", all of this would be a much lesser problem... Bottom line: The "Brady Campaign" is just the most prominent of many left-wing organizations whole ultimate goal is to disarm the nation. *** Democrats Distance Themselves from the Brady Bunch Tanya K. Metaksa FrontPageMagazine.com | June 4, 2002 WITH AN EVER WIDENING split in the Democratic Party...