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  • A Look at California Gun Laws, Among the Toughest in the Nation

    11/08/2018 2:42:06 PM PST · by KingofZion · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 8, 2018 | Ian Urbina
    *** Here’s a look at the state of gun regulations in California: Recent Legislation • Raised the age for buying rifles and shotguns from 18 to 21. • Imposed lifetime bans on gun ownership for those convicted of domestic violence or involuntarily hospitalized for mental illness twice in a year. • Strengthened a law prohibiting multiburst trigger devices, including bump stocks. • Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed two other measures. One would have prohibited the purchase of more than one long gun a month. The other would have allowed teachers and employers to petition the courts to have guns confiscated from...
  • 47,220 gun incidents in the U.S. in 2018

    10/27/2018 6:37:24 PM PDT · by jmclemore · 60 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | Oct. 27, 2018 | Sue Chang
    In 2018 alone, including the most recent carnage at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, there have been 47,220 gun-related incidents resulting in 11,984 deaths in the United States, according to data compiled by Gun Violence Archive, an independent data-collection and research group. That breaks down to 157 incidents and 40 deaths a day and does not include 22,000 suicides. Of the total fatalities, 548 were children, while 2,321 were teenagers. www.marketwatch.com
  • Stoned

    08/27/2018 4:57:11 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 43 replies
    daily mail ^ | 8/21/2018 | Daily Mail reporter
    Tourist who took pebbles from Cornwall beach is forced to travel hundreds of miles to bring them back or face £1,000 fine. There's nothing like taking a pebble home from the beach to remind you of those holiday good times. But beware where you pick them up from – one man who took some from a Cornish beauty spot found himself being hunted down by officials who demanded them back. In the end he was forced to travel hundreds of miles to return them or face prosecution. The case emerged after complaints that beach visitors are being 'aggressively' threatened with...
  • Senate Democrats Are Circulating Plans for Government Takeover of the Internet: Reason Roundup

    08/06/2018 9:09:48 PM PDT · by vannrox · 35 replies
    Reason ^ | 31JUL18 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown
    All your base are belong to us. A leaked memo circulating among Senate Democrats contains a host of bonkers authoritarian proposals for regulating digital platforms, purportedly as a way to get tough on Russian bots and fake news. To save American trust in "our institutions, democracy, free press, and markets," it suggests, we need unprecedented and undemocratic government intervention into online press and markets, including "comprehensive (GDPR-like) data protection legislation" of the sort enacted in the E.U. Titled "Potential Policy Proposals for Regulation of Social Media and Technology Firms," the draft policy paper—penned by Sen. Mark Warner and leaked by...
  • 'We Have to Regulate Every Aspect of People's Lives'

    08/06/2018 7:54:31 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 53 replies
    https://pjmedia.com ^ | AUGUST 5, 2018 | RICK MORAN
    A Santa Barbara city councilman inadvertently let slip the primary purpose of progressivism in 21st century America. The city recently criminalized the use of plastic straws. Speaking to that issue, Councilman Jesse Dominguez said, “Unfortunately, common sense is just not common. We have to regulate every aspect of people’s lives.”
  • UN ‘Green Growth’ Education Envisions State Control of Private Property

    08/05/2018 9:51:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    theepochtimes.com ^ | 8/2/2018 | Ileana Johnson
    The United Nations is promoting an agenda that is being used to transform American life and property rights around the country. While the brave new world promised by the U.N. may be visible in two communities in Virginia, a hamlet in Alabama gives hope that Americans can fight back and win against the powerful interests pushing these changes in how we live. I described in my book, “U.N. Agenda 21: Environmental Piracy,” what life was like in the EcoVillage in Loudon County, Virginia, then at the forefront of the smart/green growth agenda. According to the Washington Post in 2011, the...
  • Gingrich: Dems have swung TOO far to the Left on immigration; predicts GOP will retain Congress

    07/31/2018 6:19:52 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 26 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 7/31/18 | USA Features
    Party of Lunacy: Since Barack Obama became the Democratic standard-bearer, his party has moved steadily to the Left, while at the same time adopting political positions that are not just ‘outside the mainstream’ but completely bonkers. Who would have ever thought the party of JFK would back the abolition of the nation’s foremost immigration enforcement agency? Or support socialism and Marxism? Or support any political philosophy that promotes hate and intolerance, no borders, no corporate profits, and violence? That’s the modern Democratic Party — the Party of Hate and Lunacy.
  • It's Not Just Weather, Jews Control Earthquakes, Too!

    07/19/2018 8:06:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/19/2018 | Marina Medvin
    According to a Jordanian columnist, Jewish powers aren't just limited to weather control; Jews can also cause earthquakes! Kamal Zakarneh, a columnist for the Jordanian daily Al-Dustour, accused Israelis of causing the earthquakes that shook the Al-Aqsa mosque in the attempt "to Judaize Jerusalem." He went on to explain that Jews are known for "blaming nature" for natural disasters. He's not wrong to fear earthquakery. That mosque was destroyed by an earthquake in 746 and had to be rebuilt in 754. And Jews were around in 746. Soooooo we know who did it. A minor flaw in his logic is...
  • How Entertainment Shows Have Become Vehicles for Gun Control Propaganda

    07/16/2018 7:46:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 82 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/16/2018 | John Lott
    All of the major television networks use their primetime entertainment shows to push a pro-gun control agenda. Liberal television executives apparently think that they have the power to change Americans’ attitudes. Not liking guns has been portrayed as cool for a long time. It is an old theme that dates back to the original 1980s MacGyver series, in which the titular character avoids using guns and expresses his aversion to them. This theme has continued with the current remake. But the push to sway public opinion really seems to have picked up. This spring on ABC’s “The Crossing,” the sheriff’s...
  • Fine print on gun-control petitions causes ruckus (WA)

    06/26/2018 7:03:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/26/2018 | unknown
    A gun-rights organization has written to promoters of the new Initiative 1639 in Washington state warning the paper petitions they are asking voters to sign don’t comply with state law because of the “maze of fine print.” I-1639 is being proposed to raise the state’s legal age to purchase a rifle, mandate an “enhanced background check,” demand gun owners take a firearms safety course and order people to keep their weapons only in “secure storage.” The signature-gathering drive is under way, and Second Amendment Foundation lawyer Shawn Timothy Newman has written to the initiative-supporting Alliance for Gun Responsibility to point...
  • Gun Lies, Myths, Half-Truths, and Conspiracy Theories

    06/16/2018 8:46:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/16/2018 | Rich Logis
    Guns and gun crime are the new climate change: those who know nothing about the subject are suddenly "experts." I call this faux expertise Albert Gore-itis, and I discuss it at length in my upcoming book, 10 Warning Signs Your Child is Becoming a Democrat. Here's a roundup of some of the new – and old – lies, myths, half-truths and conspiracy theories. It's estimated that there are 300 million legally owned firearms in the U.S., and 2 trillion rounds of legally owned ammunition. The percentage of households owning one or more firearm has fluctuated over the years and was...
  • Tanzania orders all unregistered bloggers to take down their sites

    06/11/2018 2:10:08 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 6 replies
    by Reuters ^ | 6/11/2018 | Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala
    DAR ES SALAAM, June 11 (Reuters) - Tanzania ordered all unregistered bloggers and online forums on Monday to suspend their websites immediately or face criminal prosecution, as critics accuse the government of tightening control of internet content. Several sites, including popular online discussion platform Jamiiforums, said on Monday they had temporarily shut down after the state-run Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) warned it would take legal action against all unlicensed websites. Regulations passed in March made it compulsory for bloggers and owners of other online forums such as YouTube channels to register with the government and pay up to $900...
  • The History of the Second Amendment

    06/09/2018 9:16:27 PM PDT · by vannrox · 23 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 9-5-2001 | David E. Vandercoy
    This is a very good post that has been sitting dormant on FR for 15 years. Meanwhile, the radical left has been on the war-path trying to ban guns, and raising all kinds of heck. I think that it is really a good time to dust off this old post and take a good hard look at it. There is some significant information in this post that makes mince-meat out of the arguments being dished out by the media. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/516731/posts
  • This technology could fundamentally change our relationship to electricity

    06/07/2018 3:44:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Vox ^ | June 5, 2018 | David Roberts
    A great deal of the electricity in the United States goes to waste. Much is lost in the initial generation of electricity. And much is lost through the use of inefficient devices, like incandescent light bulbs that heat up a filament to produce light. But power is also lost in between, on the grid, as it is carried along hundreds of miles of wires, repeatedly shifted between different voltages, and converted from AC to DC and back, all in the split second between the time it enters the grid and the time it powers your computer. How much power is...
  • Knowing What to Ban has Never Been a Requirement for Gun-Grabbers

    06/07/2018 1:22:25 PM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 6/6/2018 | David Codrea
    Read more: https://www.ammoland.com/2018/06/knowing-what-they-want-to-ban-has-never-been-a-requirement-for-gun-grabbers/#ixzz5HlzYXacR Under Creative Commons License: Attribution Follow us: @Ammoland on Twitter | Ammoland on Facebook “It is clear that we must crack down on deadly, military-style assault rifles, which is why I voted to pass Senate Bill 1657, which holds gun dealers accountable by ensuring dangerous criminals and those with a history of mental illness or domestic violence cannot get their hands on a weapon,” Illinois State Representative Fred Crespo claimed in a letter to constituents. “I also support House Bill 1469, which would prohibit the sale and possession of high capacity magazines which turn regular firearms into...
  • Bette Midler: Gun Control Would Have Saved Bobby Kennedy. Or Something.

    06/07/2018 7:43:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/6/2018 | Rachel Peterson
    Hollywood liberal Bette Midler has said a lot of dumb things in the past. But her latest tweet may have taken the cake. Blaming the 1968 assassination of Bobby Kennedy on the lack of gun control. In honor of her most recent tweet, here some of her idiotic tweets throughout the years. Blaming the NRA for mass shootings. Saying the United States will go down the toilet because Republicans won the Senate.
  • Obama Encourages Gun Controllers to Stay Committed ‘No Matter How Long It Takes’

    06/02/2018 10:16:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/1/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Former President Barack Obama encouraged gun control proponents on Friday to stay committed to securing new gun laws “no matter how long it takes.” Friday was National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Obama tweeted that gun control proponents must not only push for a change in laws, but also in “leadership” to secure the new laws:
  • Are algorithms hacking our thoughts?

    05/26/2018 3:14:35 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 20 replies
    Techcrunch.com ^ | 5-20-2018 | Adriana Stan, Mihai Botarel
    As Facebook shapes our access to information, Twitter dictates public opinion and Tinder influences our dating decisions, the algorithms we’ve developed to help us navigate choice are now actively driving every aspect of our lives. But as we increasingly rely on them for everything from how we seek out news to how we relate to the people around us, have we automated the way we behave? Is human thinking beginning to mimic algorithmic processes? And is the Cambridge Analytica debacle a warning sign of what’s to come — and of happens when algorithms hack into our collective thoughts? It wasn’t...
  • Our culture: Incubator for a mass killer's hatred

    05/24/2018 6:43:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/23/2018 | Lt. Col. James Zumwalt
    In the aftermath of the Santa Fe shootings, anti-gun activists still holding the NRA responsible fail to address the hate factor to which they also subscribe. Their vitriol, encouraging violence against gun rights activists and predominantly Republican supporters, builds another foundational layer of societal hatred for future mass killers to justify violence. Profane NRA slogans have become commonplace whether “F–- the NRA” appears on T-shirts or is used in a Democratic Party candidate’s television commercial. After Trump tweeted concerns about the Santa Fe shootings, one-time-but-no-longer-funny-woman Kathy Griffin verbally attacked him, commenting, “You are a sociopath completely devoid of any empathy....
  • Gun Control Group Virtue Signals With Full-Page Letter To Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

    05/23/2018 7:40:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/23/2018 | Beth Baumann
    A group of gun control advocating students took out a full-page ad in the Houston Chronicle, which was paid for by Everytown for Gun Safety, The Hill reported. The ad was a personal letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) detailing why the students demand stricter gun control laws.