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  • Dem's campaign manager quits after video shows candidate secretly backing gun ban

    07/18/2018 1:29:38 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/18/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    The campaign manager of a Democrat seeking a U.S. House seat in upstate New York quit the campaign Tuesday, after a video showed the candidate saying she wouldn't publicly endorse a ban on certain firearms -- for fear that she’d lose the election. Mike Szustak, who since April had run the campaign of candidate Tedra Cobb, told the Watertown Daily Times that he’s no longer part of Cobb's bid to unseat Republican incumbent Elise Stefanik in New York's 21st Congressional District. The departure follows revelations that Cobb won’t publicly state that she favors banning assault rifles. The video was first...
  • Maine and NH Legislators Pressure Gun Store to Stop Selling Rifles

    07/12/2018 5:06:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Three Democrat Maine legislators are using their position to demand the biggest gun store in Maine, stop selling rifles the lawmakers disapprove of.  Kittery Trading Post has been a successful business since 1938.  From nh1.com: The Democratic lawmakers wrote a letter to Kittery Trading Post, asking the store to restrict gun sales and to discontinue sales of what the lawmakers said are assault-style rifles. The letter was written by Deane Rykerson, Lydia Blume, and Patty Hymanson — who represent York and Kittery — alongside others from Maine and New Hampshire. "Your store to us has been a symbol of...
  • FBI Director Comey Refused to Carry a Gun

    07/11/2018 2:22:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 63 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Former FBI Director James Comey refused to carry a gun when he was with the FBI. It is likely he never carried a gun during his career. He grew up in Yonkers, New York. He obtained his Batchelors of Science at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, well before Virginia passed a shall issue concealed carry law. From inews.co.uk: In his memoir, A Higher Loyalty, James Comey writes of his time at the FBI: “In every staff meeting, 80 per cent of the attendees had a gun on them. I eventually grew accustomed to seeing a pistol...
  • Gun Turn-in Montgomery Alabama: Trash and Treasures Turned In at "buyback"

    07/10/2018 1:23:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from crimestoppers The image above is of the 73 firearms turned in on the 30th of June, 2018, in Montgomery, Alabama.  While there are many inexpensive firearms on the table, there are some classic and expensive collector items as well. I see a Hi Standard Model B .22, a Beretta pocket tip up model, a Smith & Wesson Victory model, and a Colt pocket auto.32.  One of the "assault weapons" is a Mossberg 715T, which is an straight blowback Mossberg .22, dressed in a plastic shell to make it look like an AR15 clone.  There is an actual...
  • Busch Gardens parkgoer struck by celebratory gunfire, police say

    07/05/2018 7:15:24 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    Fox 13 News ^ | July 5, 2018 | Fox 13 News Staff
    A man visiting Busch Gardens Tampa Bay was injured by celebratory gunfire on Wednesday. According to Tampa police, 36-year-old Scott Deel of Florahome, Florida was walking inside the theme park with his wife when he felt pain in his shoulder around 10 p.m. His wife then noticed he was bleeding. Investigators said the source of the pain was a bullet, most likely a result of celebratory gunfire from outside the park, but they are unsure where. it occurred around the same times fireworks were set off at Busch Gardens. The park's security responded, and gave him first aid. Tampa firefighters...
  • N.J. Democrats are battling over budget because Murphy wants to be president, top Republican says

    06/21/2018 3:45:56 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 12 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | June 21, 2018 | S.P. Sullivan
    A top Republican state lawmaker says there's a reason Gov. Phil Murphy is battling with his fellow Democrats over the state budget: He's planning to run for president. State Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick said Murphy has to be talking to a "national audience" as he continues to push of this tax hikes despite opposition from top state lawmakers who hail from his own party. "He must be talking to somebody," Bramnick, R-Union, said during a news conference with top New Jersey Republicans in Trenton on Thursday morning to highlight the budget fight.
  • Loudoun County (Virginia) BoS Proposes Outdoor Shooting Ban

    06/21/2018 4:23:09 AM PDT · by Ken Regis · 21 replies
    06/12/2018 | Ken Regis
    Today, June 21, the Loudoun County (Virginia) Board of Supervisors (BoS) will consider a proposal from Supervisor Kristen Umstattd (D-Leesburg) to amend the Loudoun County ordinance dealing with the discharge of firearms, which will affect both hunting and shooting. If this passes, there are likely to be serious consequences. Supervisor Umstattd is overreacting to a rare incident in Loudoun where a firearm was discharged carelessly and resulted in minor property damage. Discharging a weapon is always a serious matter. If the Board reacts hastily to an isolated incident, that would be a serious mistake, but that may be what is...
  • Wyoming: Another Successful Handgun Defense against a Grizzly

    06/18/2018 4:21:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 40 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Image by Troy Nemitz On May 31, 2018, about two o'clock in the afternoon, 23-year-old Noah Kolis was guiding three friends from Chicago. They started at his boyhood home near Cora, Wyoming. His dog, a Chesapeake-Lab mix, was with them. They were heading to some rock formations. Noah was carrying his 460V Smith & Wesson revolver. Two other men in the party were carrying bear spray.  The two men with bear spray had fallen 50 yards behind. The dog alerted on something. Noah thought it was some sort of big animal. Then he saw the bears, a grizzly sow...
  • Six-time All-Star Kevin Brown holds alleged mail thieves at gunpoint for police

    06/13/2018 8:52:13 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 20 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | 6/13/2018 | ESPN online
    Six-time All-Star Kevin Brown holds alleged mail thieves at gunpoint for police 11:32 PM ET ESPN Kevin Brown has gone from striking out big league batters to retiring would-be mail thieves. The longtime major league pitcher seemingly put an end to a recent run of stolen mail in his north Macon, Georgia, neighborhood, apprehending a 15-year-old boy and another man before their arrests Wednesday. According to a report by The (Macon) Telegraph, Brown hid in a neighbor's yard and waited for the alleged thieves to swipe some mail. When they tried, Brown caught them, holding them at gunpoint until police...
  • NJ’S NEW GUN LAWS: HIGHER FEES, EASIER TO CONFISCATE

    06/13/2018 6:17:48 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    NJ 101.5 ^ | June 13, 2018 | Mychal Simmons
    Six new gun-control laws were enacted Wednesday, including smaller ammunition magazine limits and new "red flag" laws designed to take guns from people deemed dangerous. Though New Jersey has among the nation’s most restrictive gun-control systems, most Democrats have been pushing for years to enact more, particularly in response to school shootings. Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald, D-Camden, recalled a Statehouse meeting he had in April 2013 with Connecticut parents whose children were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The cut in the maximum ammunition magazine, from 15 to 10 rounds, is one proposal that those parents emphasized. “We made...
  • Apparently Disoriented David Hogg Says High Min. Wage Makes Kids Violent

    06/13/2018 4:36:58 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 34 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | June 12, 2018 | Joe Saunders
    Whatever teen anti-gun celebrity David Hogg learned in high school, it apparently wasn’t the English language. It’s that, or he actually wants to increase the number of gun deaths in inner-city communities. Either way, the poster boy for the gun-grabbing left is showing all the world just how confused and ignorant he really is. In recent a Twitter exchange with a conservative commentator, Hogg let his ignorance slip with a colossally nonsensical argument for the left’s favorite economic policy: Raising the minimum wage.
  • 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
  • FBI agent whose gun accidentally went off in nightclub identified [Chase Bishop]

    06/05/2018 8:20:32 PM PDT · by Ken H · 93 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 05, 2018 | n/a
    The off-duty FBI agent whose weapon discharged at a Denver nightclub has been identified as Chase Bishop of the bureau's Washington Field Office, law enforcement sources told CBS News. Bishop was apparently on a personal trip in Denver when his weapon went off Sunday after he did flip while dancing, wounding another person in the leg. The name of the victim has not yet been released but authorities said he is expected to be OK. CBS Denver reports that Bishop was taken to the Denver Police Department headquarters and later released to an FBI supervisor. Possible charges are pending lab...
  • Airborne gun on the highway embeds in driver's front bumper

    05/25/2018 1:15:53 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 42 replies
    upi. ^ | May 25, 2018 | Ben Hooper
    A driver who spotted a "black object" flying through the air on a Washington highway stopped 18 miles later and found a handgun embedded in his bumper. Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill said the man was driving Wednesday on Interstate 5, near Lakewood, when he saw the object fly through the air and appear to strike his bumper. The man told troopers he didn't think the object had struck his bumper very hard and no warning lights came on, so he decided not to stop and investigate. Gill said the man stopped at an Olympia gas station about 18...
  • A Simple Piece of Common Sense Gun Legislation the Will Actually End Mass Shootings

    05/23/2018 8:59:56 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 20 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-22-18 | Brother Bob
    OK, I know what you're thinking - you're obviously skeptical of a proposal like this coming from a Conservative who claims to respect the 2nd Amendment. Bear with me, though. I could throw out stats like actual numbers trying to tie gun ownership to violent crime. I could trot out the CDC's own study regarding the use of guns for crime versus self defense. How about the lies that the gun grabbers like to use? Or maybe the many areas where the government broke down prior to and during the Parkland shooting? Even the Santa Fe shooter, while not obvious at first,...
  • Rochester cops advise man to break into home; woman inside house responds with a gun

    05/22/2018 12:30:31 AM PDT · by BBell · 37 replies
    A situation escalates when the police tell a man to break into his home.Moments after arriving at the city house, Rochester Police Officer Korey McNees offered a solution for the man standing outside who wanted to retrieve items from his uncooperative girlfriend who'd earlier changed the locks: Just break into the house, McNees said. The law allowed it, McNees told the man time and time again in conversations outside of the Genesee Park Boulevard home and captured on police-worn body cameras. If the boyfriend lived there, then he was in his legal right to kick in a door or break...
  • Mossberg® Terminates Relationship with Dick’s Sporting Goods

    05/14/2018 10:43:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    mossberg.com ^ | May 9, 2018 | Mossberg
    NORTH HAVEN, CT– O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., a leading American firearms manufacturer, announced today its decision to discontinue selling products to Dick’s Sporting Goods, and its subsidiary, Field & Stream, in response to their hiring of gun control lobbyists in April 2018.
  • In Fight Against Violent Crime, Justice Dept. Targets Low-Level Gun Offenders

    05/07/2018 7:50:38 AM PDT · by Theoria · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07 May 2018 | Ali Watkins
    Bobby Amos stood outside of an Episcopal church in Alabama last spring, begging police to kill him. He had been suicidal earlier and held a gun to his head, his wife said, and she had hidden the weapon at the church, where he had followed her to retrieve it. There was little to indicate that Mr. Amos, 39, was a danger to anyone but himself that day. He was arrested unarmed outside the church, in need of treatment and counseling, according to his lawyer, Fred Tiemann. Police recovered the pistol from the building. Federal prosecutors, citing Mr. Amos’s conviction of...
  • Three Barrel Cigarette Ignition guns Captured by Australian Forces

    04/29/2018 9:30:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    These highly unusual firearms were captured by Australian forces after the occupation of East Timor by Indonesia. In 1999 and later, Australian forces were part of the UN forces used to keep order after Indonesia pulled their military forces out after 24 years of occupation. Some of the unusual design features include the welded together three stacked barrels with the non-functional trigger guard and trigger. The ignition system is said to be designed for cigarettes, but any source of flame or a heated wire could work.  Using flash holes for open match ignition is usually a bad idea in...
  • Father turns son in to police for bragging about stealing officer's gun

    04/25/2018 3:50:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 24 replies
    (KTRK/CNN) -- A Houston father said it was his duty to turn his son in to police for bragging about the crimes he allegedly committed. Christian Daniels, 18, told his father via a FaceTime call that he burglarized hundreds of cars in one week, according to court documents. The father, T. Daniels, told KTRK his son even admitted to stealing an officer’s firearm. "He pulled paperwork out of the bag, and I said, 'What does that paperwork say?' And he put the camera closer to the paperwork and it said Houston Police Department,” said Daniels. “That really kind of ticked...