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  • A modest proposal - how about we ban all civilian gun ownership?: Jamar Thrasher

    03/24/2015 8:46:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    pennlive.com ^ | 3/24/2015 | Jamar Thrasher
    When I was 15 I was almost murdered. That's what I was told by another teenager who rode his rusty BMX bike to the McDonald's in my Pittsburgh neighborhood to confront me. "I'm going to kill your black a**!" he screamed, wobbling his bike between his legs. I chuckled, as I often do when another black person calls me black, because, well, they're black as well.
  • CHECKMATE! The end of the Legislative and Judicial branches. (Vanity/Opinion)

    11/24/2014 9:53:50 AM PST · by Enterprise · 47 replies
    Nov 24, 2014 | Enterprise
    <p>Obama is sneering at the Republicans again, telling them to "pass a bill" regarding immigration. The Democrats are taunting the Republicans and daring them to do something.</p> <p>It appears that there doesn't need to be another "bill" passed, as this ACT is supposed to prevent Obama from doing exactly what he is doing.</p>
  • Texas AG to Feds: 'Come And Take' Disputed Land

    04/23/2014 8:44:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 4/23/2014 | Jason Devaney
    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has a message for the Bureau of Land Management about disputed land along the Oklahoma-Texas border: "Come and take it." Abbott was referring to a potential land grab of 90,000 acres that belong to Texas residents. According to Breitbart Texas, the federal government is considering taking the land, which stretches 116 miles along the Red River. "I am about ready to go to the Red River and raise a 'Come and Take It' flag to tell the feds to stay out of Texas," Abbott said.
  • EXCLUSIVE--TEXAS AG ABBOTT TO BLM: 'COME AND TAKE IT'

    04/22/2014 1:56:16 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 270 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 22, 2014 | By Bob Price
    After Breitbart Texas reported on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) intent to seize 90,000 acres belonging to Texas landholders along the Texas/Oklahoma line, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott questioned the BLM’s authority to take such action. “I am about ready,” General Abbott told Breitbart Texas, “to go to go to the Red River and raise a ‘Come and Take It’ flag to tell the feds to stay out of Texas.” Gen. Abbott sent a strongly-worded letter to BLM Director Neil Kornze, asking for answers to a series of questions related to the potential land grab. “I am deeply...
  • Open Carry March in Andrews Texas Successful

    01/27/2014 4:48:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Members of Come And Take It Assemble for Their Rally Image courtesey  newswest9.com The open carry rally in Andrews, Texas, went off without a hitch on Saturday, 25 January.    The local newswest9.com headline was: Gun Rally in Andrews Had Message of Education, Peace Members of Come and Take It in Andrew, Texas Image courtesy  newswest9.com This occurred in spite of the arrest of a member of the organization, Michael Keoghan when he was scouting out a route for the rally.   In spite of the controversial arrest, Police Chief Bud Jones insisted that he supported the rights of everyone.  From...
  • Texas: Another Bogus Open Carry "Disorderly Conduct" Arrest

    01/26/2014 7:04:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 60 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Michael Keoughan was exercising his right to bear arms in Texas last Wednesday (22 January).  He is part of a Texas group of second amendment supporters that demonstrate that the second amendment means something by legally carrying rifles slung across their back.   They openly state that they are educating people about their rights under the Texas and Federal Constitutions. Before the Civil War (or War Between the States), Texas had a strong right to keep and bear arms clause in its constitution.  After the Confederacy lost the war, the reconstruction government created a new Texas constitution.  The new Texas...
  • TX:Come and Take It means to Restore Open Carry Protections

    08/23/2013 1:52:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 August, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Some people may not know that the Texas revolution for independence against dictatorial rule, like the American revolution, started with an attempt to disarm the citizens. When the upstart government of Santa Anna, who had taken over the Mexican state in a coup, tried to take a small cannon that the citizens of Gonzales, Texas had for defense against hostile indians, the citizens put into English the famous Greek phrase of the Spartans,  Molon Labe and said: Come and take it! One of the flags at the recent open carry demonstration in Kingwood, a Houston suburb It has been...
  • Eric Holder to Kansas governor: New state gun law unconstitutional

    05/02/2013 10:35:34 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 156 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 5/2/13 | David Sherfinski
    A new law in Kansas that criminalizes the enforcement of federal gun controls in the state is unconstitutional, Attorney General Eric H. Holder said. “In purporting to override federal law and to criminalize the official acts of federal officers, [the law] directly conflicts with federal law and is therefore unconstitutional,” Mr. Holder wrote to Gov. Sam Brownback in a letter dated April 26. “Federal officers who are responsible for enforcing federal laws and regulations in order to maintain public safety cannot be forced to choose between the risk of a criminal prosecution by a state and the continued performance of...
  • Biden turns 'Nixonian' on gun control

    02/13/2013 10:40:15 AM PST · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    WND ^ | February 12, 2013 | Bob Unruh
    'If I understand this correctly, if you're on the White House side you are legitimate' A Grammy-winning singer-songwriter who has been frustrated in his effort to buy time on Washington-area radio stations to air his pro-Second Amendment message says Vice President Joe Biden is getting free help from media to promote the president’s gun-restriction campaign. Barack Obama has been using the Newtown, Conn., massacre to campaign for a ban on certain types of guns and weapons accessories. He also wants to establish a national registry for guns and gun owners. “Steve Vaus, creator of the Buck Howdy character, was watching...
  • Molon Labe

    01/15/2013 5:42:44 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 46 replies
    iOwnTheWorld ^ | 1-15-2013 | BigFurHat
    January 15, 2013 Molon Labe BigFurHat
  • Why? Why Aurora, Ft. Hood, Gabby Giffords, VA Tech...(Blech!)

    08/07/2012 2:30:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Patch ^ | July 24, 2012 | Heather Borden Herve
    Will it ever stop? Not at the rate we’re going. Will it stop with absolutist arguments from either side on the gun debate? Not with the ‘You’ll-only-pry-this-weapon-out-of-my-cold-dead-hands’ mentality nor with the ‘Make-all-guns-illegal' argument either. Why? Why does Aurora happen? What does it say about us as a culture, that this kind of thing happens here? That it happens here more than it happens any other place in the world? We’re not at war at home. We’re not in a place where suicide bombings happen, and we’re not currently engaged in a religious or territorial war within our own borders. Why...
  • Medina joins speakers for ‘Come and Take It’ rally(Gonzales, Texas)

    08/03/2012 8:50:46 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies
    The Gonzales Cannon ^ | August 1, 2012 | Dave Mundy
    Two additional featured speakers have been announced for Saturday’s Texas Come and Take It Independence Rally. Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina and UN Agenda 21 expert John Marler will join a parade of conservative, libertarian and motivational keynote speakers — including you, the audience — who will be heard during the rally from 2-6 p.m. Saturday at JB Wells Arena in Gonzales. Medina and Marler wil be joined by Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, former state representative Rick Green, war hero Shilo Harris, syndicated editorial columnist George Rodriguez and Dutch immigrant Charles Nunes as the scheduled highlight speakers. Those...
  • 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 U.N. is coming for your guns(7/27/2012) Obama admin pushing for global arms control

    07/09/2012 12:11:28 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/5/2012 | Washington times
    The United Nations is deliberating over a treaty that will place comprehensive limits on the international weapons trade. The language of the draft agreement is so expansive it wouldn’t take an Obama-appointed judge very long to extend the treaty to cover the domestic firearms market as well. If American jurists continue to be enamored by the popular trend to consider international precedence when making U.S. rulings, you can kiss the Second Amendment goodbye. This week, the U.N. General Assembly began formal discussion of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which seeks to establish “common international standards for the import, export and...
  • U.N. Agreement Should Have All Gun Owners Up In Arms

    07/09/2012 3:25:03 PM PDT · by South40 · 91 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/07/2011
    It may not come as surprising news to many of you that the United Nations doesn’t approve of our Second Amendment. Not one bit. And they very much hope to do something about it with help from some powerful American friends. Under the guise of a proposed global “Small Arms Treaty” premised to fight “terrorism”, “insurgency” and “international crime syndicates” you can be quite certain that an even more insidious threat is being targeted – our Constitutional right for law-abiding citizens to own and bear arms. What, exactly, does the intended agreement entail? See here
  • What Good Can a Handgun Do Against an Army.....?

    08/10/2009 3:48:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 613 replies · 30,553+ views
    End The War on Freedom ^ | June 18, 2003 | Bill St. Clair
    A friend of mine recently forwarded me a question a friend of his had posed: "If/when our Federal Government comes to pilfer, pillage, plunder our property and destroy our lives, what good can a handgun do against an army with advanced weaponry, tanks, missiles, planes, or whatever else they might have at their disposal to achieve their nefarious goals? (I'm not being facetious: I accept the possibility that what happened in Germany, or similar, could happen here; I'm just not sure that the potential good from an armed citizenry in such a situation outweighs the day-to-day problems caused by masses...
  • UN Still After Your Guns - Major Preparation Underway For Their "Arms Trade Treaty" Implementation

    02/24/2012 11:42:35 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 19 replies
    The UN is ramping up their gun control efforts. They concluded a meeting in preparation of their plans for an Arms Trade Agreement, and at that meeting, the idea was put forth that transfers of arms and ammunition to "non-state actors" should be specifically banned by the Treaty. The UN says that, "An eclectic set of national and regional control measures on arms transfers exists, but the absence of such an international framework has unnecessarily obscured transparency and trust." Their aim is to complete the Treaty by the end of this year. The UN claims that this treaty will not...
  • Calls for Gun Control in Wake of Fast and Furious Ignore Current Law

    02/02/2012 11:08:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 2+ views
    Heritage ^ | 2/2/12 | Lachlan Markay
    Attorney General Eric Holder used his testimony before a House committee on Thursday to tout the supposed need for new gun control laws to prevent “gun walking,” or the transportation of firearms across the Southern border. But he – and members of the committee – ignored existing laws that already accomplish Holder’s ostensible goals. “That is why we need a stronger gun trafficking law,” Holder said in response to questions about recourse against officials who signed off on the gun walking tactic. The tactic was integral to Operation Fast and Furious, which allowed the transportation of roughly 2,500 firearms into...
  • Report by House Democrats Absolves Administration in Gun Trafficking Case

    01/30/2012 10:16:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 109 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 31, 2012 | CHARLIE SAVAGE
    WASHINGTON — Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday are expected to publish a report on the disputed gun trafficking investigation called Operation Fast and Furious, concluding that agents in Arizona — not Obama administration officials — were responsible for the tactics used in the inquiry and for providing misleading information relayed to Congress. In an 89-page report, titled “Fatally Flawed: Five Years of Gun-walking in Arizona,” the Democratic staff portrays Fast and Furious as the fourth investigation, dating back to 2006, in which Arizona-based agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives employed...
  • CNN Poll: Perry still at top but Romney stronger vs. Obama

    09/26/2011 9:09:00 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 337 replies
    CNN politics ^ | 9/26/11 | cnn political unit
    According to the survey, which was released Monday, 28 percent of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say they support Perry as their party's presidential nominee, with Romney at 21 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at ten percent, with Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who's making his third bid for the White House, former Godfather's Pizza CEO and radio talk show host Herman Cain, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, all at seven percent. The poll indicates that Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is at four percent, with former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania at three...
  • Texas No Fly Zone - Come and Take It

    05/26/2011 11:23:12 AM PDT · by ThirdMate · 116 replies · 7+ views
    Private Communication | May 26, 2011 | ThirdMate
    Text of a letter sent to Sen. Patrick, Rep. Simpson, Lt. Gov. Dewhurst: Dear Sen. Patrick, I understand from press reports that Federal agents have threatened to impose a "No Fly Zone" over Texas, as has been done in the past and present to rogue states such as Iraq, Libya and Bosnia, and this threat is in response to the exercise of the duly constituted legislative powers of the Texas Legislature. I am of the opinion that this federal threat is contrary to the U.S. Constitution, as per Article 1, section 9 quoted below. Article. I. - The Legislative Branch...
  • (Musician) Phil Collins to Follow 'Going Back' with Book on Texas (Alamo and Texas independence)

    10/07/2010 8:45:08 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 26 replies
    Billboard ^ | October 05, 2010 | Gary Graff
    Having made what he says is a musical swan song with his R&B covers album "Going Back," Phil Collins' next project will be in the book world -- and situated deep in the heart of Texas. Collins tells Billboard.com that he's in the midst of writing a book about his extensive collection of Alamo and Texas Revolution artifacts, stemming from an interest in the topic that started when he saw the Walt Disney film "Davy Crockett" as a child. "It's a huge collection of memorabilia from the Alamo and before and after it, basically the Texas Revolution in general," explains...
  • Come and Take it

    10/02/2010 8:01:49 AM PDT · by Rightly Biased · 10 replies · 1+ views
    TAMU ^ | Oct 2 | Son's Of the Colony of Dewitt Texas
    Battle of GonzalesOctober 1835The "Lexington-Concord" of Texas  Centralista Dictatorship. Through the summer of 1835, DeWitt Colonists, the majority who were loyal Federalist Mexican citizens, followed closely with increasing alarm the assumption of dictatorial powers by Santa Anna, the annulment of the liberal Constitution of 1824, dissolution of the legislature of Coahuila y Texas and, particularly, reports of his brutal tyranny, rape and pillaging of any one who opposed. The news of how the dictator rewarded troops with two days of rape and looting of the citizenry of Zacatecas for their resistance was particularly frightening to those with developed homesteads...
  • No American T-Shirts Allowed

    05/07/2010 1:01:39 AM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 40 replies · 1,444+ views
    MSMB ^ | May 7, 2010 | Rob W. Case
    Another strange occurance in the age of Obama that an overwhelmingly large portion of the the activist media is not reporting on, is the recent story of these American flag T-Shirts. The principal of Oak High School in Morgan Hill, California instructed kids who decided to wear their American flag T-shirts on Cinco De Mayo, were instructed to either turn their shirts inside out, take off their American flag bandanas, or be sent home. The ultimatum was delivered when students who were celebrating Cinco De Mayo found that the American flags were "offensive" to their celebration.
  • America Rising: An Open Letter to Democrat Politicians

    01/03/2010 11:27:41 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 11 replies · 1,424+ views
    Youtube video 3:11 ^ | January 2nd, 2010
    We elected you on a promise of hope and change. You've disappointed us. In 2010, we are taking the country back. Blue collar democrats, independents, and conservatives. We love our country. We are proud of our founders. And we will fight to protect our traditions. We don't want your revolution.
  • Little-known historical flag bears big message(TX)

    11/11/2009 5:11:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies · 1,454+ views
    herald-online.com ^ | 10 November, 2009 | Jesse Trimble
    I’ve always been a history buff at heart and more recently an avid gun enthusiast, but most importantly, a supporter of Second Amendment rights. There’s a difference between just shooting guns and knowing the vast history behind our right to do so. Jesse Trimble The United States, as a country and before it was a country, has had a long history of flags — specifically, flags relating to our independence when we were at war with Great Britain. Many may come to mind, such as the “Don’t Tread on Me” flag, also known as the Gadsden flag, which is yellow...
  • W. Va. dad makes son cannon to fulfill birthday wish

    08/31/2009 12:09:21 PM PDT · by anymouse · 69 replies · 3,982+ views
    Charleston Daily Mail ^ | August 29, 2009 | Times West Virginian
    Mike Daugherty asked his 11-year-old son Logan what he wanted for his birthday. The boy said, "I want a cannon." Dad didn't scoff at Logan's request by saying, "How about a hippopotamus instead," as a Christmas song from another era lamented. No, Daugherty is not that kind of guy. He granted his son's wish and built him a Civil War-era cannon not a model, the real deal. The howitzer fires and rivals anything seen at Civil War reenactments across the country. He said it took him about two weeks to build and is worth about $6,000. "It looks like something...
  • Barack Obama`s 10 Point Plan to "Change" The Second Amendment

    07/31/2008 4:41:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 95 replies · 1,019+ views
    NRA ILA ^ | 28 July, 2008 | Wayne LaPierre
    For the Brady Campaign, Violence Policy Center, Dianne Feinstein, Chuck Schumer, U.N. gun-ban extremist Rebecca Peters and her globalist billionaire sugar-daddy George Soros, for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his horde of big-city politicians—in fact, for all those individuals and organizations who would harm or destroy our Second Amendment rights—Barack Obama’s mantra of “change” means their agenda will be harnessed to the total power of an aggressive, activist and radical federal government. “Change” means gun owners will be under siege like never before. Especially for NRA members who fought through the never-ending threats of the Clinton-Gore administration, the...
  • (On This Day In History) June 22, 1876: General Santa Anna Dies In Mexico City

    06/22/2007 7:59:42 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies · 794+ views
    History.com ^ | June 22, 2007 | History.com
    (On This Day In History) June 22, 1876: General Santa Anna Dies In Mexico City Embittered and impoverished, the once mighty Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna dies in Mexico City. Born in 1792 at Jalapa, Vera Cruz, Mexico, Santa Anna was the son of middle-class parents. As a teen, he won a commission in the Spanish army and might have been expected to live out an unspectacular career as a middle-level army officer. However, the young Santa Anna quickly distinguished himself as a capable fighter and leader, and after 1821, he gained national prominence in the successful Mexican war for...
  • Toledo Blade: 'Special Squads of Police' Should Disarm Americans

    04/27/2007 9:22:47 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 262 replies · 6,296+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 4/27/07 | Warner Todd Huston
    Since the VT shootings in Blacksburg, Virginia, we have seen all manner of wild-eyed, anti-gunners come out of the woodwork to cynically use this crime as a chance to beat their gun grabbing drums. But, proposing that we send government Stormtroopers to smash down the doors of every home with a gun in it to confiscate their Constitutionally legal firearms is a step I haven't seen in a purportedly responsible newspaper. That is, until the Toledo Blade published a proposal for taking away our right to self-protection that included "Special squads of police" with unlimited powers to confiscate all guns....
  • United Nations Sets Sites on Your Right to Bear Arms

    07/06/2006 9:16:12 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 44 replies · 1,529+ views
    Constitution Party ^ | July 3, 2006 | Jack McLain
    For many years the United Nations has had their eye upon the guns of the worlds’ citizens. Socialists and Communists know from experience that removing guns from the people is the best way to remove their freedom. Americans know from experience that we needed our arms to win our freedom and that we had better keep them if we are to remain free! The Associated Press reported in 1994, "So quietly that even the gun lobby hasn’t noticed, the United Nations is beginning to set its sights on global gun control." U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan reported to the General Assembly...
  • This Day In History: Texas Declares Independence From Mexico

    03/02/2006 9:39:30 AM PST · by Spktyr · 122 replies · 2,115+ views
    Texas Convention | March 2, 1836 | Various
    The Unanimous Declaration of Independence made by the Delegates of the People of Texas in General Convention at the town of Washington on the 2nd day of March 1836. When a government has ceased to protect the lives, liberty and property of the people, from whom its legitimate powers are derived, and for the advancement of whose happiness it was instituted, and so far from being a guarantee for the enjoyment of those inestimable and inalienable rights, becomes an instrument in the hands of evil rulers for their oppression. When the Federal Republican Constitution of their country, which they have...
  • Background Checks to double this Week

    10/23/2005 7:52:55 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 9 replies · 625+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 23 Oct05 | Vin Suprynowicz
    VIN SUPRYNOWICZ: Background checks to double this week Some 8,450 Clark County residents -- about 14,000 Nevadans, statewide -- have gone through the onerous process of acquiring a concealed firearms permit. It's not easy or cheap. You have to take a $100 class, pass a written safety exam, demonstrate safe gun handling and marksmanship at a shooting range, submit to fingerprinting and being "mug-shotted" like a common criminal, pay the state another $105, and then wait three months for an FBI criminal background check. Advertisement To induce us mostly well-behaved old geezers to participate in this
  • Gonzales honors 32 who left home to defend Alamo

    10/03/2005 5:04:45 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies · 352+ views
    The Victoria Advocate ^ | October 3, 2005 | BARRY HALVORSON
    GONZALES - Two distinctly different memorial programs, both honoring Gonzales residents who died during the battle for the Alamo, were made available to the public on Sunday as part of the final day of this year's Come and Take It celebration. The city celebration takes its name from the first shots of the Texas Revolution, when Gonzales residents fired on Mexican military troops rather than turn over the city's cannon. Gonzales further solidified its position in Texas history when 32 men from the city left their homes to help reinforce the Alamo, where nine other men of the city where...
  • Minutemen to train first Texas group in Goliad

    06/15/2005 12:26:52 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 32 replies · 1,114+ views
    Victoria Advocate ^ | June 15, 2005 | ROBIN M. FOSTER
    GOLIAD - A citizen-based border patrol group that originated in Arizona will train its first Texas affiliate this weekend in Goliad, local organizers said this week. Chris Simcox, co-founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, will conduct the training on the organization's standard operational procedures, said Bill Parmley, a resident of Sarco in South Goliad County. A public meeting and media interviews with Simcox and border-area ranchers and property owners are planned for 7 p.m. Monday at Memorial Auditorium in Goliad. Parmley is among south Goliad County residents who organized months ago to stop illegal immigration through their area. The...