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  • Democrats Kill Greg Steube’s Proposal to Contact ICE When Illegal Immigrants Try to Buy Guns

    02/17/2019 5:12:03 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 17 replies
    Floriday Daily ^ | 14 February 2019 | Florida Daily
    U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., tried to amend a gun control bill from U.S. House Democrats to ensure law enforcement is notified when a potential gunbuyer–including illegal immigrants– fails a federal background check. Looking to amend the Democrats’ “Bipartisan Background Checks Act,” from his perch on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, Steube used language from U.S. Rep. David Cicilline’s, D-RI, “Unlawful Gun Buyer Alert Act” which has the support of U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-NY, the chairman of the committee. But both Cicilline and Nadler voted against his amendment. “Clearly, the Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee don’t care about...
  • Blame It on the NRA

    02/14/2019 5:49:01 AM PST · by rellimpank · 7 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 14 feb 2019 | Geoffrey Norman
    Now just how, you wonder, did we get from that rancid old slander about the malign political influence of Jewish money (“the Benjamins” in Ilhan Omar’s street lingo) to the National Rifle Association? Well, probably the same way Harvey Weinstein did when it was first revealed that he is a sexual predator who had used his status in Hollywood to cover up what was often described as “an open secret.” Facing disgrace and charges of rape, Weinstein also apologized — sort of — in a written statement he delivered to the New York Times, which began: “My journey now will...
  • The list of Leftists demanding gun confiscation 2018 edition.

    02/01/2019 12:50:47 PM PST · by Aya Pellerin · 50 replies
    Feb 1 2019 | Aya Pellerin
    Remember this list whenever progressives want more in the way of background checks or registration. Remember this list whenever they deny that they want to confiscate guns. They used to conceal their intentions behind a mask of lies and deceptions, but now they are being open and honest about what they want. The progressives have made over 70 plus demands for some form of gun confiscation – meaning repeal of the 2nd amendment, mandatory “buy backs” – of something they never owned - or outright bans. They are no longer for gun safety but for total disarmament. These 70 cases...
  • Venezuela crisis shaping up to be all about who has the guns

    01/31/2019 9:30:32 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/31/2019 | Monica Showalter
    If there's any question about the value of the Second Amendment, maybe the Venezuelan crisis will offer the best answer. What are we seeing there now? Obviously, not just an economic wrangle, but a military struggle. Venezuela's democrats, who are right now in a showdown with a brutal socialist dictatorship, have a strategy premised around supporting the constitution, which mandates that Nicolás Maduro step down, given the phony election that stands as the base of his legitimacy, and by getting hold of the military to make it real. Right now, they are in talks with military officials, urging them to...
  • Has ANYONE ever had success at cold-blueing a firearm?

    01/27/2019 9:01:09 AM PST · by OldSmaj · 40 replies
    My frustrated mind. ^ | Jan 27, 2019 | Me
    Trying to protect a snake killin' gun with cold-blue solution.
  • The Supreme Court Is Preparing to Make Every State’s Gun Laws Look Like Texas’

    01/24/2019 4:46:08 PM PST · by New Jersey Realist · 114 replies
    Slate ^ | Jan 22, 2019 | Mark Stern
    In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled that cities and states may not abridge “the right to possess a handgun in the home for the purpose of self-defense.” It has not heard a Second Amendment case since, leaving most lower courts to assume that the right to bear arms applies “in the home,” as the justices ruled. But on Tuesday, the court agreed to review a New York City law that limits gun owners’ ability to transport their guns outside the home. And it appears quite likely that the new conservative majority will, for the very first time, extend the Second...
  • Speaker Bonnen's Betrayal of Texas Gun-Owners

    01/23/2019 12:58:31 PM PST · by TexasGunLover · 39 replies
    The Texas Firearms Coalition ^ | 01/23/2019 | Charles Cotton
    Newly elected Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Republican Dennis Bonnen, campaigned as a pro-Second Amendment candidate. However, actions speak far louder than words and we now see he lied. For the first time in decades, a Speaker has appointed anti-gun Democrats to chair the two most important House Committees for Texas gun owners. Speaker Bonnen appointed D-rated, anti-gun Democrat Poncho Nevarez as Chair of the Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee and F-rated, anti-gun Democrat Nicole Collier to Chair the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee. These are the two committees that hear all gun and self-defense related bills. Committee chairmen...
  • Oregon legislation would ban magazines with more than 5 rounds.

    01/11/2019 11:12:15 AM PST · by aimhigh · 58 replies
    Aimhigh ^ | 01/11/2019 | Aimhigh
    Senate Bill 501 Sponsored by Senator WAGNER, Representative SALINAS (at the request of Students for Change) (Presession filed.) SUMMARY Requires person to secure permit before purchasing or otherwise receiving firearm. Specifies qualifications for permit and manner of applying for permit. Creates procedures for appealing denial of permit. Punishes receipt of firearm without valid permit by maximum of 364 days’ imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both. Requires person who owns or possesses firearm to secure firearm with trigger or cable lock or in locked container. Punishes failure to secure firearm by maximum of 30 days’ imprisonment, $1,250 fine, or both. Requires person...
  • NBC News: 3,143 ‘Children’ 19-Years-Old and Younger Died of Firearm Related Deaths in 2017

    12/20/2018 3:14:12 PM PST · by Silentgypsy · 63 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12/20/2018 | Awr Hawkins
    NBC News reports that 3,143 “children” aged 19 and under died firearm-related deaths in 2016. Two quick points. First, gun control reporters and/or researchers often include 15 to 18-year-old individuals as “children,” and that raises the number of gun deaths by including ages when individuals are apt to be involved in street crime or gang violence. When studies are isolated to actual children–individuals aged 10 and below–the number of individuals killed by water and fire far outnumbers the numbers killed by firearms. In the case at hand, the researchers published in the New England Journal of Medicine focused their study...
  • Middlebury teens’ plan to shoot up school thwarted, police say

    12/19/2018 2:32:40 PM PST · by GreyHoundSailor · 8 replies
    VT Digger ^ | 18 DEC 2018 | Alan J Keays
    Police say they thwarted a plot involving two 14-year-old Middlebury Union Middle School students to carry out a shooting this week on the school’s campus. Dennis Wygmans, the Addison County state’s attorney, said Tuesday evening that the investigation is ongoing and if any charges are filed, they “most likely” would be brought in juvenile court. “We believe there is no longer a threat, but folks should remain vigilant,” the prosecutor added. “If they do learn of anything, they should contact Middlebury Police.” Because the case involves juveniles, authorities say they are not releasing the names of the students involved. The...
  • How Much Blood Would Leftists Be Willing To Shed To Disarm Patriotic Americans?

    12/06/2018 12:23:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 135 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    My question for Congressjerk Eric Swalwell is pretty simple: “How many Americans would you murder to achieve your goal of disarming us?”It’s a fair question. Swalwell is the MSNBC stalwart who recently wrote an op-ed advocating that the government confiscate the guns that make people like him wet themselves and imprison those of us who decline to surrender them. Millions of Americans own these basic tools of freedom, which the ignorant call “assault weapons,” and these loyal citizens keep and bear them to protect themselves, their families, their communities and their Constitution. But Rep. Swalwell would make these citizens felons, though...
  • Landlord tells Harvard grad student to MOVE after roommates found her legally-owned firearms

    11/30/2018 11:55:24 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 102 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 11/30/18 | USA Features
    Privacy Violation: A Massachusetts landlord has asked a Harvard University graduate student to move out of her apartment after her roommates pilfered through her belongings and found her legally-owned handguns. As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, the student, Leyla Pirnie, says that Dave Lewis, president of Avid Management, asked her to move because now her roomies feel “uncomfortable” knowing there are guns about. “Since it’s clear that Leyla wants to keep her firearms, it would be best for all parties if she finds another place to live,” he told the website in an email.
  • Gun Rights Activists Have Said All Along: The Background Check System Is Severely Flawed(T)

    11/25/2018 8:17:11 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/24/2018 | Beth Baumann
    The Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) at UC Davis and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health conducted a study about the impact California's gun control laws have had on homicide and suicide rates over the last 10 years. And guess what? Researchers found that the Golden State's gun control laws had absolutely no impact. And, even more surprising, the study's lead researcher found that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is severely flawed. "It compared observed annual firearm homicide and suicide rates in California over 10 years following enactment of comprehensive background check and misdemeanor violence...
  • Lettuce Ban the BS

    11/25/2018 5:14:20 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-25-18 | MOTUS
    I see that the Fall of the Romaine Empire has a lot of people up in arms.And although some people have re-read the Bill of Rights and once again found no reference to the right of the people to keep and bear lettuce, don’t be surprised if there are immediate calls for a ban on all Salad Shooters, or at least on the high-capacity Salad Shooter Pro:Separate bans have already been proposed on the currently legal high capacity “magazines” that inflict much greater damage: Anticipate proposed bans on scary big knives to follow.Where is David Hogg when we need him most?I...
  • Countrywide Constitutional Carry?

    10/15/2018 2:09:29 PM PDT · by Sarcasm Factory · 24 replies
    Random Speculation | 15 October 2018 | Humble Self
    Now that a bare conservative majority finally exists on the Supreme Court, it's hard to refrain from wondering whether one more solidly conservative justice would be enough to give a fighting chance to a lawsuit claiming the right to openly carry firearms without a license across every state in the Union, especially New York, New Jersey, Illinois, California, and Hawaii. It's simply supercalifragilisticexpialidocious to think of hundreds of rabidly anti-gun politicians in those states grinding their teeth in impotent hate as free citizens of every state traipsed freely within their jurisdictions with their loaded firearms, sporting maximum-capacity magazines, hanging at...
  • IL: Private Pistol Packer Praised for Participation in Police Gunfight

    09/17/2018 5:18:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from NBCchicago.com On Thursday, about 5 p.m., 13 September, of 2018, police in Cicero, Illinois engaged in a gunfight with a suspect after a traffic stop. One officer was hit four times.  A legally armed citizen came to the aid of the police and engaged the suspect. The suspect was hit once and taken into custody.  From chicagosuntimes.com: The suspect kept running and shooting at the officers as Duarte and his partner returned fire, officials said. That’s when someone sitting in traffic on Cicero Avenue got out of his car and began shooting at the suspect as well,...
  • WHAT I SAW GAVE ME A LITTLE HOPE

    09/14/2018 10:06:38 PM PDT · by 7thson · 27 replies
    I came off the Metro in Washington, DC two days ago and as I was making my way to the escalator to catch my commuter bus, I saw something that gave me a little bit of hope. Ahead of me was a black female, short, in her 20's, and toting a backpack. She had a Velcro tag on her backpack; a black tag with white lettering. It read I CARRY A GUN BECAUSE A COP IS TOO HEAVY. I got her attention and said I liked it. She laughed and said thank you. I then said I'm surprised you haven't...
  • Skyler Bailey: A new look at the Vermont Public Radio ‘Gunshots’ data

    09/03/2018 6:45:09 PM PDT · by GreyHoundSailor · 7 replies
    VT Digger ^ | 02 Sep 2018 | Skyler Bailey
    Vermont is widely known to be among the safest states in the union, but when it comes to gun violence new research shows that the Green Mountain state is safer than previously thought. I conducted independent research using news articles and obituaries to dig deeper into the Vermont Public Radio “Gunshots” series. The research demonstrates the inaccuracy of common interpretations of the VPR gun homicide figures. It also calls into question some of the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting statistics, which form the basis of a vast body of policy studies and statistical analyses. The cumulative effect of these findings is...
  • Illinois manufacturer to lay off 150 workers, move to Mexico

    08/16/2018 5:54:13 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 60 replies
    08/15/2018 Illinois manufacturer to lay off 150 workers, move to Mexico By Associated Press A storage safe manufacturer is closing two factories in northern Illinois and moving operations to Mexico to counteract the effects of metal tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump’s administration. Stack-on Products will lay off about 150 people at its Wauconda and McHenry plants when they close Oct. 12, the Chicago Tribune reports. Human resources director Al Fletcher said Tuesday the decision to relocate operations to Juarez, Mexico, was made about two months ago. That’s when Trump announced tariffs on numerous goods and materials from China as...
  • Political dispute went from Facebook to firearms (Democrat does shooting)

    08/08/2018 9:25:35 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/8/2018 | Amy Lieu
    A dispute over politics on Facebook went from virtual to physical this week when one man shot another in the thigh and buttocks, officials said. Authorities said Brian Sebring, 44, shot Alex Stephens, 46, after their political argument became too heated, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Sebring is a registered Democrat, the report said, while Stephens, a former felon, has no party affiliation, the report said, citing corrections records. "After receiving several explicit messages and threats, the defendant responded to the victim’s home to confront him in reference to the messages," a police official said, according to the Times.