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  • President Obama May Issue an Important New Executive Order.

    09/09/2012 10:22:17 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 9, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Confidential sources of inside information are now very popular. This article is based solely my highly confidential source, the recently restored to duty Teleprompter of the United Status, the Very Honorable Mr. I.M. Totus.According to The Very Honorable Mr. Totus, he was restored to duty after the replacement teleprompter used by President Obama upstaged him grossly, as shown in the photo to the left. Despite the great affection Mr. Totus currently feels for President Obama, he may still have a few silicon chips dedicated to the welfare of the nation of his creation. That may be the reason he has...
  • Are you in? On Obama as Weber's charismatic leader, and the decline in constitutional governance.

    09/07/2012 3:23:05 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | September 2012 | Frank Buckley
    Of Étienne de La Boétie we remember, at most, two things. First, he was the friend of Michel de la Montaigne. When La Boétie died, Montaigne wrote “if you ask me why I loved him, all I can say is, because it was him, because it was I.” La Boétie is less well known for his principal work, a rambling essay on political allegiance entitled Discours de la servitude volontaire, ou le Contr’un: the Discourse on Voluntary Servitude, or the Anti-One. The “One” was the King, tyrant or dictator who ruled the many, and why the many permitted that to...
  • SAF, Calguns Foundation raising funds for 2A documentary

    09/07/2012 11:14:09 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 6 September, 2012 | Dave Workman
    UPDATED The Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation has joined forces with the Calguns Foundation in a fund-raising effort supporting the production of a pro-gun documentary called Assaulted Civil Rights Under Fire. The documentary is a project by Kris Koenig of Chico, Cal., and it concentrates on the erosion of gun rights in the Golden State. However, the story could apply to anywhere that the gun prohibition lobby has relentlessly chipped away at the Second Amendment. It is being done by Dead Patriot Films. According to SAF Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb, the plan is to raise at least $65,000...
  • Hawaii State Legislator Threats Criminal Charges - Then Withdraws Threat - Over Letter to the Editor

    09/06/2012 9:12:28 PM PDT · by Lornik · 13 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | September 4, 2012 | Hawaii Reporter - Editor
    Hawaii State Rep. John Mizuno, a Democrat from Kalihi Valley, issued a press release on August 30 demanding an apology and retraction of a letter to the editor published in Hawaii Reporter on August 23. He also threatened to file criminal and civil charges through the state attorney general over the posting, which Mizuno said included "false and misleading statements." But he later retracted that threat. The letter, authored by James Macey, was a less than complimentary opinion piece about a hearing he attended on August 8 that was run by Mizuno and peace activists looking to quell violence in...
  • OMG! Theyre Selling Guns In Arizona! To Almost Anyone! OMG!

    09/06/2012 12:46:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 51 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 6 August, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    It can be hard for those of us stranded out here in flyover country what with dodging the Indians flaming arrows and digging our Conestogas out of them durned wheel ruts to fully grok the anti-gun, pro-disarmament POV so prevalent among those who inhabit the left and right coasts. Not to mention a few conspicuous points in between. But its always useful to put yourself in the shoes of those on the other side, if for no other reason that plot better ways to counter their arguments. Not that that was what Jeanne Marie Laskas was doing...
  • The Truth About Guns In America

    09/05/2012 5:20:29 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 18 replies ^ | September 1st, 2012 | D. Stone
    Gun violence has invaded the US media in recent months. It all started with a theatre massacre in July and carried on to shootings in New York and Chicago. This has reignited a debate about gun control that neither side is winning, according to public opinion. One side is losing for a good reason. Most gun violence in the United States is actually committed by criminals carrying illegal guns that they obtained on the black market or through corrupt, licensed firearms dealers. Most states have concealment laws and bans on assault weapons and military guns. This hasn't stopped criminals from...
  • What the Media Will Never Tell You About Obama Part 1

    09/04/2012 2:49:03 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    Obamas policies, pals, performance and the people who surround him tell the tale of who he is and where he is taking America. We can feel the disastrous results and although some people chalk it up to Obamas inexperience, incompetence or say that he is just in over his head, if people knew the truth about Obama, they would see that he and his comrades are deliberately doing exactly what they intended to do. So lets look at some of the real facts about Obama that the media will never tell you. (Part 2 will address his background, pals and...
  • THE MARK LEVIN SHOW Monday, September-3-2012

    09/03/2012 3:15:38 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 27 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | Sept 3, 2012 | Mark Levin
    Subbing for Fudd Fan & Biggirl. Don't know who's here for TGO, but we all need a place to go...
  • We Can't Wait Initiative (vanity?)

    09/01/2012 7:27:50 AM PDT · by EBH · 7 replies ^ | 9/1/12 | White House Administration
    Over the past several weeks I have been posting about the latest White House Press Releases highlighting the implementation of the, "We Can't Wait Initiative," of President 0bama. This morning, as I was heading over to check out the latest Press Releases, I came across this website. This fancy beautiful website about the Initiative. While not much on here surprised me, much may surprise you. My biggest surprise though was the video that is on this government website. President 0bama is no longer hiding the wispy threads to his plans. Instead, in this video he clearly outlines the actions he...
  • BLM declares Burning Man Second Amendment-free zone(NV)

    08/31/2012 6:50:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 31 August, 2012 | David Codrea
    The Bureau of Land Management has declared the Burning Man radical self-expression/self-reliance" community experiment in northern Nevadas Black Rock Desert a temporary weapons-free zone, GunLeaders Blog reported today. Citing a Department of the Interior Notice of Temporary Closure and Temporary Restrictions of Specific Uses on Public Lands in Pershing County, NV appearing in the Federal Register Volume 77, Number 157 (Tuesday, August 14, 2012), the edict mandates temporary closures and temporary restrictions will be in effect from August 13, 2012 to September 17, 2012. Proclaiming its authority under 43 CFR 8364.1., and issued by Gene Seidlitz, District Manager, Winnemucca District,...
  • New Laws Give Missouri Gun Owners Something to Smile About

    08/31/2012 5:48:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 30 August, 2012 | dabneybailey
    This past Tuesday, a huge list of laws longer than your rifle just went into effect. It mostly contains a bunch of snooze-worthy legislation about license plates and highways, but it does include a few tidbits that should be interesting for Missouri gun owners. Even if you dont live in Missouri you should still check it out -- these new laws strip away gun control restrictions. The biggest victory for gun owners comes from HB 1657, which makes it easier for some people to obtain concealed carry endorsements and gives people with CCW permits more freedom. The bill allows members...
  • Al Gore calls to end Electoral College

    08/31/2012 6:57:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/31/2012 | By DYLAN BYERS
    Former Vice President Al Gore called for an end to the Electoral College tonight. "It's always tough to amend the constitution, and very risky to do so," he said on Current TV, which he co-founded. "But I think its time, I think our country would be stronger and better if it went according to the popular vote." In the 2000 presidential election, Gore won the popular vote but lost the electoral to George W. Bush. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO...
  • Quote of the Day: 2012 Republican Platform on Gun Rights Edition

    08/31/2012 5:34:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 31 August, 2012 | Robert Farago
    We support the fundamental right to self-defense wherever a law abiding citizen has a legal right to be, and we support federal legislation that would expand the exercise of that right by allowing those with state-issued carry permits to carry firearms in any state that issues such permits to its own residents. Gun ownership is responsible citizenship, enabling Americans to defend their homes and communities. We condemn frivolous lawsuits against gun manufacturers and oppose federal licensing or registration of law-abiding gun owners. We oppose legislation that is intended to restrict our Second Amendment rights by limiting the capacity of clips...
  • On Repealing the 17th Amendment Part I: Agreement

    08/29/2012 9:32:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Tenth Amendment Center ^ | August 25, 2012 | Joel Poindexter
    There recently appeared an article at Salon critical of the idea of repealing the 17th Amendment. In it, author Alex Seitz-Wald explains how the desire to return the selection of U.S. Senators back over to the state legislatures, as opposed to direct election now, developed, and why it would be harmful if tried. In this piece, the first of two on the subject, Ill summarize the argument, argue the benefits of repealing this amendment, and correct a few points made by Seitz-Wald. His overview is that the idea had been a hobbyhorse of the fringe right for quite some time,...
  • US Constitution for the 21st Century

    08/29/2012 7:42:49 PM PDT · by johnkpiper · 24 replies
    Two visions: A highly amended current Constitution, or a new alternative US Constitution. Both ensure the intent of the founders to protect Individual Rights and limit the Powers of the Federal and State Governments, but are updated with 224 years of hindsight since the 1787 Constitutional Convention. Why do that? Because we have to! We are broker than we have ever been: $15 trillion in debtthats $15,000,000,000,000.00 100% of GDP for a sense of perspective, that is bigger than ELEVEN Canadas.
  • A sad farewell to the U.S. Constitution (calls GOP treasonous for eligibility inaction)

    08/29/2012 10:10:53 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    WND ^ | August 28, 2012 | Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
    Exclusive: Christopher Monckton of Brenchley calls GOP treasonous for eligibility inaction The U.S. Constitution was a magnificent document. In that long, hot Philadelphia summer, your Founding Fathers thoughtfully debated the instrument of your freedom a document that inspires all of us who no longer live in the knowledge that the only people who can impose laws or taxes upon us are those whom we have elected. In todays Europe, we are ruled by faceless Kommissars elected by none, accountable to none, removable by none. By contrast, the United States is still, in Walt Whitmans memorable phrase, the athletic democracy....
  • The Triumph of the Text

    08/29/2012 8:06:30 AM PDT · by american_steve · 2 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 29, 2012 | David B. Rivkin, Jr.
    For many years now, a debate has raged over how best to interpret the Constitution and other canonical legal texts. One way of grouping the warring parties is to divide them according to their views of writing itselfthe words on the page. The textualists feel a strong loyalty, even a moral commitment, to the words themselves and the meanings they were intended to convey. The non-textualists have a very different approach, guided by a peculiar view of democratic society and the law. Like the government in Anthony Burgess's "A Clockwork Orange"setting out to adjust the behavior of inherently flawed men...
  • I saw a man openly carrying a weapon on my way to work

    08/29/2012 8:05:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    On my way to work, there are a few side streets I can take should the roads back up a bit. My detour takes me through some neighborhoods youre more likely to see in old episodes of Cops than Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. A gentleman was walking his dog this morning, carrying an aluminum baseball bat. It was clear he wasnt heading over to Jose Consecos house to practice and the way he was holding it at the low-ready indicated he intended to use it immediately if needed. As a bat, it was too short to act as...
  • Interview with Virgil Goode: How Do We Elevate Constitutional Principles?

    08/29/2012 6:46:58 AM PDT · by xzins · 233 replies
    Forbes ^ | 28 Aug 12 | Bill Flax
    ...Virgil Goode has long supported a bill to audit the Federal Reserve, which recently cleared the House. He advocates currency that is real and backed by gold or silver. Goode champions fair and equitable opportunity, but its up to you to use it. Government cannot ensure equal results because every individual differs; An ardent proponent of balancing the budget, our deficits Goode insists, stem from spending. Taxes should be simple and fair Im not for increasing income taxes; if we even have an income tax. The candidate laments too much federal involvement in our lives offering as an example...
  • Second Amendment Rally Draws Substantial Crowd(IA)

    08/28/2012 7:13:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | Ken Allsup
    Searsboro, Iowa The Iowa Firearms Coalition along with the National Rifle Association held their third annual rally at Brownells big Springs range. 1600 people came to see and learn more about the latest firearms along with a healthy dose of politics. The founder of the Iowa Firearms Coalition or IFC is Steve Hensyel and he was also serving as the event coordinator on Saturday. Hensyel said the main purpose of the day was to help bring more awareness to second amendment rights. Were bringing Iowans together to get them aware of those rights and get them educated and get...
  • Business community will fight the left's attempt to silence us

    08/28/2012 5:41:25 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 4 replies ^ | 8/28/2012 | John R. Smith
    Serious efforts are speeding down the political pike from leftists, to curtail the free political speech of businesses. They are trying to pass laws and regulations that limit or eliminate a business or corporations ability to contribute to political candidates or PACs that support candidates. The left frets and whines about evil businesses trying to buy elections, yet its OK with them if unions do the buying. Huh? Say again? Lets start with what the U.S. Constitution and the highest court in the land say about this issue. Previously, these pages pointed out that everyone knows our Constitution prohibits government...
  • Staged crisis leading to suspended elections could happen on our watch

    08/27/2012 10:01:50 AM PDT · by Signalman · 29 replies
    CFP ^ | 8/27/2012 | Judy McLeod
    The closer America gets to Election Day, the more some worry about the possibility of there not being one. Obama is smiling all the way through the polls, and it may not merely be whistling past the cemetery this time. The fear of Obama suspending elections came long before the presidential election campaign officially began. It was almost one year ago when North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue made suspended elections an idea whose time has come. I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we wont hold it against them, whatever...
  • The Birth Certificate Game

    08/27/2012 10:22:38 AM PDT · by helpfulresearcher · 26 replies
    To the Point News with permission from the author ^ | August 27, 2012 | Victor Sayre and Dagny D'Anconia
    There was a fraud perpetrated by a President of the United States. He was not a natural born citizen so he obfuscated his nativity story. He had all his relevant records destroyed to cover up his fraud, and he and his supporters got away with it. Does this sound like our current occupant of the White House? Actually, it was another president: Chester A. Arthur, the 21st President of the United States. He attained office due to the assassination of President Garfield. This was in spite of the fact that he was not a natural born citizen, in violation of...
  • NSA Whistleblower Details How The NSA Has Spied On All US Citizens Since 9/11

    08/24/2012 10:02:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 183 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Aug. 24, 2012 | Michael Kelley
    National Security Agency whistleblower William Binney explains how the secretive agency run its pervasive domestic spying apparatus... Binneyone of the best mathematicians and code breakers in NSA historyworked for the Defense Department's foreign signals intelligence agency for 32 years before resigning in late 2001 because he "could not stay after the NSA began purposefully violating the Constitution." In a short video called "The Program," Binney explains how the agency took part of one of the programs he built and started using it to spy on virtually every U.S. citizen without warrants under the code-name Stellar Wind.
  • Oklahomas Intangible Property Tax Problem

    08/24/2012 1:42:45 PM PDT · by 92nina · 7 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-23 | Will Upton
    Besides choosing their elected officials this November, Oklahoma voters will have to make an important decision on State Question 766, deciding whether or not intangible property will receive a tax exemption. A quick hint, if SQ 766 passes it could fuel further job growth and innovation in the state. If the ballot measure fails it could cost Oklahoma businesses precious resources in a stagnant economy and lead to new rounds of layoffs. Until a 2009 State Supreme Court ruling, some Oklahoma businesses were centrally assessed by the State Board of Equalization while others were locally assessed by county assessors. Those...
  • Remington comes on Board with Blockbuster ad!

    08/24/2012 12:52:28 PM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    24 August, 2012 | marktwain
    Remington has figured out that there will be no room for them in an America with Barrack Obama as president. When I first saw this advertisement, I thought it was a spoof. Then my Brother called and said he saw it in the American Rifleman, the flagship publication of the NRA. Full page ads are not cheap, and you can bet that Remington management did some deep thinking before they ran this ad. I say, welcome home boys! Let us see Ruger, Smith & Wesson, and, yes KelTec step up to the plate. There are a host of other American...
  • 'Wiki Weapon Project' Aims To Create A Gun Anyone Can 3D-Print At Home

    08/24/2012 8:35:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 68 replies ^ | 23 August, 2012 | Andy Greenberg
    Cody Wilson has a simple dream: To design the worlds first firearm that can be downloaded from the Internet and built from scratch using only a 3D printerand then to share it with the world. Earlier this month, Wilson and a small group of friends who call themselves Defense Distributed launched an initiative theyve dubbed the Wiki Weapon Project. Theyre seeking to raise $20,000 to design and release blueprints for a plastic gun anyone can create with an open-source 3D printer known as the RepRap that can be bought for less than $1,000. If all goes according to plan,...
  • Pushback begins: Opposition to downstate 2nd Amendment rebellion from surprising locations(Il)

    08/23/2012 8:30:43 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 22 August, 2012 | NA
    (Guns Save Yesterday, the McLean County States Attorney Ron Dozier released a statement to the media (republished below) saying that he would not prosecute FOID-card holders who are arrested for merely exercising Heller and McDonald affirmed 2nd Amendment rights. As we mentioned in our original news release ahead of the announcement, all sorts of higher ups in Illinois are highly consternated over Dozier and his peer in Edwards County, Mike Valentines, refusal to prosecute Illinois laws they see as unconstitutional. Today, the pushback begins. The McLean County Sheriff Mike Emery, who has long claimed to be a supporter...
  • Congressman tells Conservative Activists that fighting for the Constitution is a losing battle....

    08/23/2012 11:45:43 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 19 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Jul 12, 2012 | UniteInAction
    Do you agree with Rep. Gosar?
  • Meanings, Implications of Supreme Court Obamacare Decision (Downloadable)

    08/22/2012 2:04:50 PM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    PJMedia Instapundit ^ | August 22 , 2012 | Harlan & Denning
    ITS JUST GOING OUT TO LAW REVIEWS, BUT THROUGH THE MIRACLE OF THE INTERNET, YOU CAN READ IT NOW: Brannon Denning and I have an article on the Supreme Courts ObamaCare decision and what it means: National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius: Five Takes. Download early and often
  • Why is the FCC Looking Backwards on Broadband?

    08/22/2012 10:44:35 AM PDT · by 92nina · 9 replies
    Digital Liberty ^ | 2012-08-21 | Kelly William Cobb
    The tech sector is one of the most forward looking, fastest growing, and innovative industries. It represents one-sixth of our economy and investment is going nowhere but up. But todays Federal Commissions Commission (FCC) report on the progress of broadband adoption makes one wonder how the industry flourishes despite being regulated by one of the most mind-bogglingly backward looking and pro-regulatory agencies in government. The FCC has determined for the third year in a row that broadband is not yet being deployed to all Americans in a reasonable and timely fashion. The Commissions Eighth Broadband Progress Report (known...
  • Sorry Joe Biden, But It's Liberalism That Chains The Poor To Dependency

    08/21/2012 4:07:54 PM PDT · by billflax · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08/21/2012 | Bill Flax
    Vice President Biden presented America with what liberals might call a teachable moment. Race has long served as a trump card silencing opposition. Whites wilt when challenged by race. But Biden ups the ante by insinuating Republicans trying to ease financial regulation harbor sinister intentions. Biden warns blacks, they gonna put yall back in chains. More freedom, via less red-tape, translates as slavery. America is apparently so endemically prejudiced, institutionally racist some say, that minorities risk grave calamity without Washingtons muscular intervention. President Obama re-confirmed Biden as running-mate and refuses to repudiate him. Team Obamas divisive message: Racist Republicans would...
  • Another Shot Across The Bow By An Illinois State's Attorney

    08/21/2012 2:58:12 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 21 August, 2012 | John Richardson
    Ronald Dozier, State's Attorney for McLean County, IL, today fired a shot across the bow of those opposing concealed carry in Illinois. He sent out a press release today regarding Illinois laws and the Second Amendment. In that press release, he said that as of today his office won't enforce Illinois laws relating to the FOID Card Act, the Unlawful Use of Weapons, and Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons as they appear to contravene the Supreme Court's rulings in Heller and McDonald. What makes this even more interesting is Mr. Dozier used to be Judge Dozier. He served as State's...
  • Patrick Henry's "Liberty or Death" BRETHREN...WE ARE WAY PAST THIS POINT

    08/20/2012 2:39:26 PM PDT · by elijah1757 · 1 replies
    Patrick Henry Center ^ | 3/23/1775 | Patrick Henry
    NO man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope that it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen, if entertaining, as I do, opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely, and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it...
  • "Issues" or America? (Thomas Sowell on Obama)

    08/20/2012 10:12:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 21, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    There are some very serious issues at stake in this year's election so many that some people may not be able to see the forest for the trees. Individual issues are the trees, but the forest is the future of America as we have known it. The America that has flourished for more than two centuries is being quietly but steadily dismantled by the Obama administration, during the process of dealing with particular issues. For example, the merits or demerits of President Obama's recent executive order, suspending legal liability for young people who are here illegally, presumably as a...
  • USS Constitution Sails For First Time Since 1997

    08/20/2012 11:21:06 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 25 replies
    NAVY ^ | 19 August 2012 | Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathryn E. Macdonald
    CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (NNS) -- USS Constitution departed her berth from Charlestown, Mass. Aug. 19, to set sail for the first time since 1997, during an underway demonstration commemorating Guerriere Day. The underway honored the 200th anniversary of Constitution's decisive victory over the HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812, marking the first time a United States frigate defeated a Royal Navy frigate at or nearly equal size. It's also the battle in which Constitution earned her famous nickname "Old Ironsides." The ship got underway at 9:57 a.m. with tugs attached to her sides and 285 people on board, including special...
  • Gun-buying enthusiasts crash firearms 'turn-in' event at Memorial Coliseum(OR)

    08/19/2012 4:20:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies ^ | 18 August, 2012 | Allan Brettman
    David West behaved as a cattle buyer might when a prized bull entered the auction ring. "One-hundred fifty for the revolver sir!" West shouted. "It's not too late!" Alas, it was too late because the man with the pearl-handled revolver proceeded to turn over the firearm Saturday afternoon in exchange for a $75 Fred Meyer gift card. He chose that route rather than sell the gun for more money to West or any of a half-dozen men standing on a sidewalk between North Broadway Street and a parking lot north of Memorial Coliseum. They were among a group of gun...
  • MILLER: Armed against tragedy(D.C.)

    08/17/2012 7:38:04 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 17 August, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Liberals are anxious to talk about workplace or school shootings when it suits their political agenda. Thats why the usual suspects are observing a vow of silence regarding Wednesdays armed attack on the Family Research Council (FRC). This incident puts the debate over the right to bear arms in the District of Columbia into the spotlight. The nations capital maintains an all-out ban on open or concealed carry of any firearm, as it refuses to recognize the Second Amendment right to bear arms outside the home. The deranged shooter at FRC knew he was entering a gun-free zone. The security...
  • Docs vs. Glocks law protects patients(FL)

    08/17/2012 10:10:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies ^ | 17 August, 2012 | Timothy Wheeler
    Why would the Florida Legislature pass a law that prevents doctors from asking patients about guns in their homes? Opponents of the law, now struck down by the U.S. District Court, maintain that the law violates doctors' First Amendment right of free speech. The doctors insist they only want to educate patients about gun safety. But none of the doctor organizations fighting the law have admitted to the public why the "Docs vs. Glocks" law, or Firearm Owner's Privacy Act, was necessary in the first place. Not the American Academy of Pediatrics. Not the American Academy of Family Physicians. Not...
  • State Senator Malcolm Smith: An Illegal Gun Should Cost You 8 Years In Prison. About That...(NY)

    08/17/2012 5:17:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 16 August, 2012 | James King
    As it currently stands, anyone caught with an illegal gun in New York is looking at a maximum of two years in prison. Two years, apparently, is chump change -- according to Democratic state Senator Malcolm Smith, anyway, who now wants to up the ante for those busted with less-than-legal firearms. "We believe the message that that sends to those who have illegal guns is 'I can go away for a year, maybe two years. I'll come back on good behavior in a year and I have a badge of honor," Smith said at a press conference this afternoon. If...
  • The Tea Party and Progressives Speak Separate Languages

    08/16/2012 6:00:53 PM PDT · by billflax · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08/16/2012 | Bill Flax
    Ample rebuttal has been served against President Obamas You didnt build that! claim. Obama retreated, but then recently insinuated Romney-Hood will help the rich rob the poor via tax breaks and describes Paul Ryans budget proposal as thinly veiled Social-Darwinism. As absurd as these ideas sound, crowds cheered. Were not witnessing rival visions offering different paths to similar ends. The gulf extends beyond whether borrowing and spending better ushers prosperity as opposed to saving and producing; aggregate demand maintenance versus supply-side economics. Its deeper. A widening political divide besets America. The sides not only propose competing, even contradictory methods, Left...
  • University Of Colorado Bans Guns In Dorms(Off campus must be locked up)

    08/16/2012 5:05:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies ^ | 16 August, 2012 | Kim Nguyen
    BOULDER, Colo. -- The University of Colorado is barring students with concealed carry permits from bringing guns into dorms on its Boulder campus. The policy announced Thursday is in response to a March 5 Colorado Supreme Court ruling that said CU can't ban permit holders from bringing guns to campus. The university also said graduate students who live in university housing off the main campus will be able to have guns in their apartments if they're kept in a safe.
  • Caught on tape: Colorado gay man wrongfully arrested on guns charge

    08/16/2012 9:02:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 15 August, 2012 | Justin Joseph and Will C. Holden
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Last month, a Colorado Springs man leaving a gay pride parade calmly explained to police officers who were threatening to beat him that the his Second Amendment rights to carry a firearm were being violated. Three weeks later, the Colorado Springs Police Department has publicly agreed with J.R. Sorensen. He was right and we were in the wrong, definitely, police spokeswoman Barbara Miller told the Colorado Springs Gazette. Colorado Springs Police did not return calls from FOX31 seeking comment. All police had to do to review the incident was watch a publicly-posted video of the incident...
  • MILLER: Q&A on D.C.'s gun laws

    08/16/2012 7:00:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 15 August, 2012 | Emily Miller
    The shooting at the Family Research Council in Washington on Wednesday raised many questions about the guns laws in the District of Columbia. As people continued to tweet me questions, I decided to answer them all in one post. Below are your questions, followed by my responses. Feel free to elaborate in the comment section at the bottom. Q: Is it legal to carry a concealed firearm in DC? A: No, the nations capital does not recognize the right to bear arms. It is illegal to have a gun outside the home in D.C. The city was forced in 2008...
  • California Bullet Button Bill (SB 249) Dies in Committee

    08/15/2012 10:07:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 14 August, 2012 | Rober Farago
    We were made aware early this afternoon, directly by the staff of the Appropriations Committee, that SB 249 will not be heard on Thursday, as was previously reported, reports. They have decided to let the bill die, due to the enourmous pressure put on the Capitol by the pro-gun community led by Gun Owners of California! Be assured, that our excellent staff has made sure this information is accurate, before calling off the troops. We were the first to receive this news, from our contacts in the State Capitol, thanks to the work and dedication of our Executive Director...
  • MILLER: Ryan is first on Second Amendment

    08/15/2012 6:12:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 14 August, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Gun owners now have one of their own on a presidential ticket. Rep. Paul Ryan recalled deer camp over in Fairchild in Eau Claire County in his remarks after being chosen as Mitt Romneys vice-presidential running mate. The Wisconsin Republican is an avid hunter whos been a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights. Mr. Ryan, who owns a rifle and a shotgun, is a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA). I know firsthand Pauls commitment to the Second Amendment, said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action, to The Washington Times. Weve given him...
  • Concealed Carry Is Under Attack in Wisconsin

    08/14/2012 6:27:19 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 August, 2012 | WGO Corey Graff
    Wisconsin --( The Wisconsin Department of Justice is trying to make it even more difficult to get a Wisconsin Concealed Weapons permit. There are already too many hoops to jump through just to exercise our rights. Now they want to increase the training requirements and make them permanent. If the rules become permanent, do you think these control freaks will ever be willing to loosen their grip when we try to pass Constitutional Carry? And not only that, but our state representatives are rolling over and appear unwilling to lift a finger to fight for gun owners. Meanwhile, the justice...
  • Columnist may have planted a dangerous seed for anti-gunners

    08/14/2012 5:03:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 14 August, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Conservative columnist Jacob Sullum may have planted a dangerous seed the other day when he suggested one can only hope tongue-in-cheek that in addition to criminal and mental health background check requirements, ones ideology must also be determined before that citizen is allowed to buy a gun. Sullum offered the suggestion in a column originally published by Town Hall on Aug. 8 and more recently in the Desert Dispatch on Tuesday. He notes that the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is now lobbying Congress and the two mainstream presidential contenders to do something about guns. Writing about...
  • Nanny State Wants No Firearms for Russians

    08/13/2012 10:30:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 31 July, 2012 | Alexey Eremenko
    In December 1917, weeks after coming to power, the Bolsheviks launched a drive to confiscate all firearms from the hands of the Russian populace. They never gave them back. Old habits die hard, and Russias restrictive gun legislation was never seriously softened over the past 100 years, despite regular calls to the purpose, the latest of which came last week from a pro-Kremlin senator. Those who oppose firearms are wary of the temperamental populace, predicting shooting rampages and an increase in murder rates. But some skeptics claim the real reason the Kremlin is not allowing the public to own firearms...
  • One more time: FR's God-given Life & Liberty constitutional conservative activism agenda!!

    08/12/2012 6:47:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 113 replies
    Aug 12, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Seems I have to re-post this from time-to-time as a reminder: As a conservative site, Free Republic is pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-Constitution, pro-Bill of Rights, pro-gun, pro-limited government, pro-private property rights, pro-limited taxes, pro-capitalism, pro-national defense, pro-freedom, and-pro America. We oppose all forms of liberalism, socialism, fascism, pacifism, totalitarianism, anarchism, government enforced atheism, abortionism, feminism, homosexualism, racism, wacko environmentalism, judicial activism, etc. We also oppose the United Nations or any other world government body that may attempt to impose its will or rule over our sovereign nation and sovereign people. We believe in defending our BORDERS, our constitution, our liberty...