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  • Law Enforcement Sources: Gun Used in Paris Terrorist Attacks Came from Phoenix

    06/29/2016 12:54:18 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 80 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 6-29-16 | Judicial Watch
    One of the guns used in the November 13, 2015 Paris terrorist attacks came from Phoenix, Arizona where the Obama administration allowed criminals to buy thousands of weapons illegally in a deadly and futile gun-walking operation known as Fast and Furious. A Report of Investigation (ROI) filed by a case agent in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) tracked the gun used in the Paris attacks to a Phoenix gun owner who sold it illegally, off book, Judicial Watchs law enforcement sources confirm. Federal agents tracing the firearm also found the Phoenix gun owner to be in...
  • Gun salesman-in-chief: 52,600 a-day under Obama, more seen under Hillary

    06/27/2016 5:01:23 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/27/16 | Paul Bedard
    Gun sales are on a pace to break last year's record of more than 23 million, a boon to the U.S. industry and gun stores thanks to election-year worries about gun control and recent terror attacks, according to government figures and experts. Under Obama, background checks for guns reached 141.4 million through the end of May, amounting to sales of about 52,600 a day, according to the FBI. Last year, the FBI conducted more than 23 million background checks, which are generally used to figure sales of new and used weapons. Domestically, manufacturers have reported producing about 21,000 guns a...
  • Hawaii becomes first state in nation to enroll firearms owners in centralized information system

    06/24/2016 2:13:59 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 67 replies
    Governors Office Newsroom ^ | June 23 , 2016 | David Ige
    HONOLULU Gov. David Ige signed SB 2954 (ACT 108) which authorizes county police departments in Hawaii to enroll firearms applicants and individuals registering their firearms, in a criminal record monitoring service. The system, also known as the Rap Back system, is a service of the Federal Bureau of Investigation that provides continuous criminal record monitoring for authorized government agencies such as law enforcement agencies. The service notifies the agencies when a firearm owner is arrested for a criminal offense anywhere in the country. This will allow county police departments in Hawaii to evaluate whether the firearm owner may continue...
  • 72 Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation In Boston

    06/23/2016 5:03:52 PM PDT · by vannrox · 60 replies
    zero hedge ^ | Jun 20, 2016 1:33 PM | Tyler Durden
    It could never happen here, right? Boston National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a Para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw. Speaking after the clash, the Massachusetts Governor declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement. The Governor blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the...
  • 6 Time Felon Killed In Shootout By 13 Year Old During Home Invasion

    06/23/2016 1:07:29 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 86 replies
    www.worldpoliticus.com ^ | May 30, 2016 | Staff
    A brave 13-year-old Ladson (SC) boy fended off two hardened felons who were attempting to break into his house by using his mothers gun to protect himself while home alone. The boy saw the men breaking into the back of his home, at which time he feared for his safety and grabbed his mothers gun, the document states. He began firing at them, and the Sheriffs office reported that they returned fire. In a heated shootout, he shot Brown three times, and Bennett drove him to the hospital where he later died. The gray Chevy Sonic they were driving had...
  • Gun control in the US is not a fantasy(Barf Alert)

    06/22/2016 4:02:30 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 19 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | June 22 2016 | Mark Perry
    Americans love their guns, as any good historian will tell you. Following the recent Orlando, Florida murders, in which some 50 patrons of the Pulse Bar were shot dead by a rifle-toting assailant, United States news outlets described the tragedy as "the largest mass shooting in American history". That was true, but only if you counted its most recent predecessors - at Virginia Tech University (32 dead), at Sandy Hook Elementary School (27 dead, including 20 children), in San Bernardino (14 dead), Charleston (nine dead), and at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999, in which two teenagers massacred 12...
  • Anti-Trump Protester Arrested After Trying to Take Police Officers Gun at Vegas Rally

    06/19/2016 4:05:27 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 19, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Authorities in Las Vegas arrested a 19-year-old man after he allegedly tried to disarm a police officer at the Donald Trump presidential rally. Fox News: Las Vegas Metro police said Michael Sanford approached a uniformed officer and started a conversation looking to get an autograph. Minutes into the conversation, Sanford attempted to disarm the officer, police said. Authorities said officers assigned to the rally were able to take Sanford into custody with little disruption at the venue. No other incidents or injuries were reported.
  • 'I was in trouble': Beer can and bears save mushroom picker from hungry wolf

    06/17/2016 9:57:10 AM PDT · by Theoria · 34 replies
    CBC ^ | 15 June 2016 | Katherine Barton
    Joanne Barnaby was stalked by a wolf for 12 hours, eventually leading the animal into a trap What's the best way to fend off a wolf that's stalking you? Bait it with a bear cub, of course. It sounds incredible, but that's exactly what Joanne Barnaby did when she got into a terrifying situation while out picking morel mushrooms near Fort Smith, N.W.T., last Friday. Barnaby and her friend Tammy Caudron headed out to an area burned by wildfires to spend an hour or two searching for the elusive morels. They soon became separated, leaving Barnaby alone with her loyal...
  • Hot new Democratic gun-grab idea: A new watch list of people who used to be on watch lists

    06/16/2016 2:17:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 16, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Man, when Democrats say they’re done worrying about due process, they don’t mess around. Follow the logic here. Republicans argue that we can’t summarily strip people on a terror watch list of their gun rights because there are too many innocents who land on those lists, often due to simple bureaucratic errors like confusing a law-abiding person with a terror suspect whose name is similar. The GOP plan, from John Cornyn, calls for a temporary three-day hold when someone on a list tries to buy a gun while the government goes to court to try to convince a judge that...
  • The left wing plan: If you try to buy a gun, you will be placed on the terrorist watch list

    06/16/2016 9:40:05 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 28 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-16-16 | DrJohn
    Accidentally, of course. A "glitch", if you will. When discussing any issue for which Barack Obama is proposing action there is an axiom which has to be remembered- Obama lies about everything- the Iran deal, Fast and Furious, health care, rewriting history, Libya, you name it. Gun control is no different. What he wants, accompanied by our resident idiot Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, is nothing less than the ability to suspend your Constitutional rights. Here he is in a town hall whining about his inability to stop those on a no-fly list from purchasing guns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6imFvSua3KgWhat he's really...
  • Gun sales surge among gays, lesbians after Orlando shooting

    06/16/2016 7:39:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    DENVER -- Gun sales are surging in the wake of Sundays deadly mass shooting in Orlando, Fla. The tragedy is generating new debate over gun control reform and the right to bear arms. Gun shops typically see a spike in customers after mass shootings. But this time, many are seeing shoppers theyve never really seen before: More gays and lesbians. George Horne, the owner of The Gun Room, Denvers oldest firearms dealer, said Tuesday business is booming at his store. "For this time of year Id say its three to four times what we normally have," he said. Background checks...
  • American Medical Association Calls Gun Violence a Public Health Crisis

    06/14/2016 1:49:30 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | June 14, 2016 | Kimberly Leonard
    The organization is making lobbying for gun control a top priority. The AMA, the country's largest doctor group, also vowed to lobby Congress to overturn a decades-old ban on gun violence research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "With approximately 30,000 men, women and children dying each year at the barrel of a gun in elementary schools, movie theaters, workplaces, houses of worship and on live television, the United States faces a public health crisis of gun violence," AMA president Dr. Steven Stack said in a statement. "Even as America faces a crisis unrivaled in any other developed...
  • Ways United Methodists can take a stand against gun violence (UMC goes full retard on guns)

    06/13/2016 8:24:28 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 36 replies
    UMC website ^ | 13 JUNE 16 | A UMC.org Feature by Joe Iovino
    Pray for Orlando" we read on Facebook and Twitter. Prayer is vitally important, but is there more we can do? As United Methodist Christians, we mourn with the victims and families of those wounded and killed in the shootings on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. We may even pray and wonder if anything could have been done to avert this heinous act. But should we do more? Is there anything that can be done to keep something similar from happening in the future? While we may not agree on a solution, many of us agree there is a problem....
  • All Americans have something in common today Exclusive:Joseph Farah reveals 1 thing all U.S. citizen

    06/12/2016 7:00:04 PM PDT · by vannrox · 70 replies
    http://www.wnd.com/ ^ | June 12, 2016 | JOSEPH FARAH
    But what hit me smack between the eyes and in the deepest recesses of my heart was this: Theres something all Americans have in common. When I heard the attack described as a hate crime, I could not deny it. When anyone murders in cold blood 50 or more Americans, it is so obviously a crime of hate that it scarcely requires uttering those words. Was the Pulse nightclub attacked because it was a gathering place of homosexuals? I dont doubt it for a minute. Is that the only reason? Not at all. It was attacked in the month of...
  • (Islamic terrorist) Gunman opens fire at Orlando gay nightclub

    06/12/2016 2:15:06 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 491 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 12 June 2016 | Nicole Hensley
    Gunshots rang out at an Orlando, Fla., gay club, striking at least 20 people early Sunday, according to a WESH-TV report. A witness saw what appeared to be one assailant opening fire with a semi-automatic firearm inside the nightclub and another outside the south Orlando venue from a vehicle. We were just leaving the club and we started hearing the shots, clubber Anthony Torres told the Daily News. Everyone was running and screaming.
  • Gary Johnson Shoots Himself in the Foot: Throws Out Austin Petersens Gun

    05/30/2016 11:08:46 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 21 replies
    Liberty Hangout ^ | May 30, 2016 | Liberty Hangout
    Earlier this evening, Gary Johnson was elected to be the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, achieving a 50% tally in the second ballot and securing his second straight LP nomination. Austin Petersen and John McAfee put up good fights, but werent able to attain enough votes necessary to win the nomination, coming in 2nd and 3rd respectively. McAfee neglected to endorse Gary Johnson, but Austin Petersen made it clear from the beginning of his campaign that he would endorse whichever candidate the LP elected. While Petersen and Gary often had testy moments with each other in the debates, Austin stood by...
  • Court says 2nd Amendment doesnt trump NJs strict gun laws

    05/24/2016 10:16:04 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 60 replies
    New Jersey 101.5 ^ | May 24, 2016 | Dan Alexander
    A Bergen County man has lost his bid to fight the confiscation of his guns and ammunition following a domestic violence arrest and charges that he had high-capacity magazines and hollow-point ammunition. An appellate decision on Tuesday upheld a Superior Court judges earlier ruling that Arthur Vinogradsky was no longer qualified to be a gun owner even though the charges against him were eventually dropped. Its the latest example of New Jerseys gun-control laws, which are among the strictest in the nation. In New Jersey, residents must apply to their local police departments to obtain permits to buy, own or...
  • Gun used to kill Trayvon Martin sells for $120k

    05/18/2016 11:18:46 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 18, 2016 | David K. Li
    The gun used by former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman to kill unarmed teen Trayvon Martin has sold at auction for over $120,000, according to reports. The last bid on the auction site United Gun Group was for $138,000, according to the Orlando Sentinel. TMZ reported its sources saying the last bid was phony, but that the weapon did sell for over $120,000. Zimmermans efforts to hawk the infamous weapon have been hampered by fake bids submitted by those offended by crass sale.
  • George Zimmerman's Gun Auction

    05/13/2016 4:10:33 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 27 replies
    Zimmerman's Gun Auction is up and running. Bidding at 65,000,000+ at this time.
  • George Zimmerman gun up for auction

    05/12/2016 3:42:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    Fox 35 Orlando ^ | 5/12/16 | Valerie Boey
    George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who was acquitted in the shooting of Trayvon Martin in 2013, is selling his gun. The 9mm pistol that Zimmerman said was used to shoot and kill Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012 is up for sale in an online auctio
  • Gun owners should be paranoid about Maines background check referendum

    05/09/2016 9:27:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    bangordailynews.com ^ | 5/8/2016 | Stephen C. Smith
    In November, Maines public will be asked to decide whether lawful owners of firearms should be required to go to a gun dealer, pay a reasonable fee and be required to fill out a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Form 4473 to buy or sell a firearm. The referendums proponents claim that these requirements are easy, will make us safer, and that this will not be gun registration. Such claims are misleading. Who will determine the amount of this reasonable fee? Why should the owner of lawful property, which he or she may have owned for decades, be...
  • Administration defends new gun law [N Mariana Islands $1k pistol excise tax]

    04/18/2016 11:03:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Saipan Tribune ^ | April 18, 2016 | Dennis B. Chan
    The administration of Gov. Ralph DLG Torres defended the CNMIs new gun control laws on Friday as a law that could be a role model for other U.S. states and jurisdictions facing seemingly uncontrolled and continued gun violence. The administration was responding to queries regarding its position on recent reports that the a legal challenge to the new law, Public law 19-42, was likely, particularly over a provision that asseses a $1,000 excise tax on pistols.
  • Minnesota company's gun folds up to look like a cellphone

    03/31/2016 8:14:01 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 47 replies
    upi. ^ | March 29, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    MONTICELLO, Minn.,- A Minnesota start-up's new product, a double-barrel .380-caliber handgun, is drawing attention for its concealment method -- it folds up to look like a cellphone. Kirk Kjellberg, CEO of Monticello-based company Ideal Conceal, said he came up with the idea for the folding pistol when a child caught a glimpse of his gun at a restaurant. "I walked towards the restroom and a little child, a boy about 7, saw me and said, 'Mommy, mommy, that guy's got a gun,'" Kjellberg told KARE-TV. "The whole restaurant of course turns and stares at you and I thought, 'There's just...
  • VA: Program Offers $250 Reward for tips on Illegally Possessed Guns

    03/21/2016 7:54:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Richmond Police Department is trying an innovative approach to reduce violent crime. Because the policy targets people who are not allowed to own guns, it might have positive effects. David Kennedy has shown that most murders are committed by a very small group of violent individuals, usually associated with gangs and/or drug trafficking. Identifying and focusing on those individuals has been shown to drastically reduce the murder rate. One of the methods used to do this is to encourage people to turn in violent felons who illegally possess firearms. Richmond Virginia has decided to run with this idea....
  • Lawsuit Against Cities Near Chicago, for Black Crime in Chicago is Struck Down

    03/20/2016 4:36:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A bizarre lawsuit, filed by the reliably leftist Rev. Michael Pfleger, was dismissed by Cook County judge Franklin Valderrama on February 25th. Other leftist activists had joined Rev. Pfleger in filing the lawsuit against three municipalities outside of Chicago. From chicagotribune.com: A lawsuit filed by Rev. Michael Pfleger and a group of activists last year that said lax local gun laws in Lincolnwood were to blame when guns sold by the towns only firearms dealer ended up at Chicago crime scenes has been dismissed by a Cook County judge. The lawsuits tried to make the claim that black people...
  • Why is this Anti-Gun, Wolf in Sheeps Clothing Candidate still Running for President?

    03/18/2016 8:45:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | March 18, 2016 | Guest Columnist
    Tim Macy, Chairman of Gun Owners of America, wrote an open letter to Second Amendment supporters exposing Republican presidential candidate John Kasich’s real anti-gun agenda.Labeling Kasich the “wolf in sheep’s clothing” still in the presidential race, Macy points to Kasich’s close relationship with Leftist, Communist, billionaire George Soros. In fact, the Soros Fund Management is one of John Kasich’s top financial contributors.“This can hardly be a surprise,” Macy writes. His full letter can be read here. An abbreviated version is below.Kasich and Soros share two important traits: (1) their desire to mess up the Republican selection process for devious motives,...
  • Merrick Garland has very liberal view of gun rights(translation: You have no rights)

    03/17/2016 5:58:57 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 9 replies
    wash times ^ | 3/16/16 | David Sherfinski and Dave Boyer
    President Obama tried to tap a moderate to fill the seat of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, but he ended up picking a fight with powerful Second Amendment groups that say Judge Merrick Garland has shown antipathy toward gun rights. In one 2000 case, Judge Garland, who sits on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, upheld a Clinton administration effort to store gun-buyers records. Later in the decade, he joined other judges in a failed bid to reconsider the landmark case that would eventually establish the Second Amendments protection of a personal right...
  • The Senate Should Not Act on President Obamas Supreme Court Nomination

    03/17/2016 8:22:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/17/2016 | The Editors
    With the selection of Merrick Garland, President Obama has exercised his constitutional power to nominate a justice to the Supreme Court. The Senate should now exercise its constitutional power not to act on that nominee. Garlands record as a Clinton-appointed member of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals since 1997, and as its chief judge since 2013, offers no reason to believe that his addition to the Court would provide anything other than a reliable fifth vote to the Courts liberal bloc. In 2002, dissenting from a ruling striking down the Environmental Protection Agencys Haze Rule, he sought to expand...
  • NRA, NYT agree: Garland will produce most liberal Supreme Court in decades

    03/17/2016 8:39:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/17/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    How many times can one remember where the National Rifle Association and the New York Times agree on an issue? One count them on the fingers of one hand, and have a few left over. However, when it comes to Barack Obama’s pick to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, an unexpected synchronicity occurs … of sorts, anyway.The NRA’s legislative arm accused Obama of showing “utter contempt for the Second Amendment and law-abiding gun owners” with the nomination of Merrick Garland: “With Justice Scalia’s tragic passing, there is no longer a majority of support among the justices for...
  • Obama brings a gun to a knife fight (2008 Flashback)

    03/12/2016 8:05:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    politico ^ | 06/14/08 | Ben Smith
    The McCain campaign and RNC are pouncing on another line from the Obama pool report: If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun, Obama said in Philadelphia last night. Because from what I understand, folks in Philly like a good brawl. Ive seen Eagles fans. McCain and the RNC took on the comment in terms that will be very familiar to people who followed Clinton campaign statements last year: Barack Obamas call for new politics is officially over. In just 24 hours, Barack Obama attacked one of Americas pioneering women CEOs, rejected a series of joint...
  • Rape Survivor: 'I Want My Right To Choose'--to Defend Myself With a Gun

    03/11/2016 12:08:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    cns news ^ | 3/11/16 | Michael W. Chapman
    Kimberly Corban, who as a college student in 2006 was sexually assaulted and subsequently became a gun owner and passionate defender of gun rights, told a forum at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that as a survivor of rape I want my right to choose how to defend myself, and that is with a firearm. Back in January, Kim Corban was at President Barack Obamas townhall discussion on gun control, and told Obama that she has a responsibility to protect her children and herself with a firearm of my choosing and to carry it with her.
  • Demand for More Evidence Only Helps NRA Ignore Amnesty Danger to Gun Rights

    03/06/2016 7:55:43 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | March 2, 2016 | David Codrea
    Who thinks Hillary wants to do this because she thinks theyll be gun-loving Republicans? Harold Hutchison, consulting senior editor for Soldier of Fortune magazine, opposes the recall of Grover Norquist from the NRA Board of Directors. Thats surprising, but speaks well for the magazines publisher encouraging independent thought, as Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown, himself an NRA Director, recently came out for the recall. In making his case, Hutchison challenges some claims Ive made regarding why I believe Norquists immigration position and a pathway to citizenship for MILLIONS of foreign nationals will overwhelmingly favor Democrats and anti-gunners. (SNIP) PewHispanic.org: 82%...
  • Man on moped charged with threatening driver with gun (Boston)

    02/28/2016 7:42:45 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | FEBRUARY 28, 2016 | Reenat Sinay
    Officers arrested a moped operator in the South End after he threatened another driver with a gun, according to Boston police. Giovanni Pagan, 25, of Boston, was charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon in the road rage incident on Saturday afternoon. A police statement described his alleged actions as reckless.
  • Why Sandy Hook parents are suing a gunmaker

    02/23/2016 8:07:07 AM PST · by VRWCmember · 64 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 2/22/2016 | Chris Welch and Deborah Feyerick
    (CNN) -- To hear Jackie Barden and David Wheeler describe their lives today is a master class in hope. On December 14, 2012, Barden's youngest son, 7-year-old Daniel, and Wheeler's son, 6-year-old Ben, were among those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. "(My husband) Mark and I still have a great life, and we really have to remember that," Barden said, adding that their two children bring the family an enormous amount of love and strength. "We are fortunate with what we have with the two of them." .... "Our families deserve that day in court," said...
  • Appeals Panel Overturns Ruling Allowing DOJ to Withhold Fast & Furious Docs

    02/16/2016 6:07:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 15, 2016 | 12:08 PM EST | Barbara Hollingsworth
    A three-judge federal appeals panel in Washington has overturned a lower court ruling that allowed the Department of Justice (DOJ) to withhold documents from the public regarding its Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. Senior Circuit Judge Douglas Ginsburg, who wrote the February 12 ruling, cited a prior case which found that "the test for determining whether an agency has improperly withheld records placed under seal by a court is 'whether the seal, like an injunction, prohibits the agency from disclosing the records'." But "the government has not carried its burden in this case," Ginsburg concluded. However, Friday's appellate ruling does...
  • Woman Tries to Shoot Barber Who Cut Her Hair (Gun Jammed)

    02/11/2016 12:48:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    CBS8 ^ | Feb 10, 2016
    A woman upset about a haircut she'd gotten at a North Park barber shop on Wednesday returned a few hours later and allegedly tried to gun down the barber, who escaped harm only because the weapon jammed. Adrian Blanche Swain, 29, allegedly tried to open fire on the barber with a pistol at the barber shop in the 3900 block of 30th Street shortly before 12:30 p.m. She allegedly pulled the trigger three times to no avail, according to San Diego police Sgt. Ray Battrick. ``The gun had bullets but malfunctioned,''
  • Reagan Packed Heat. Now Everyone’s In on The Gun-Toting Fantasy(Eleanor Roosevelt?)

    02/08/2016 6:14:23 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | 2/6/2016 | Rick Perlstein
    This past June, pulp novelist Brad Meltzer revealed that while he was touring Secret Service headquarters for research on a White House thriller, agents shared with him what Meltzer called a "secret." President Ronald Reagan packed heat. "It's true," they said. "A .38. Reagan used to hide it in his briefcase and take it on Air Force One." Not a secret, actually. Edmund Morris said the same thing in Dutch. And Ronald Kessler's In the President's Secret Service reported that "Reagan confided to one agent that on his first presidential trip to the Soviet Union in May 1988, he had...
  • Washington University and United Way join forces on gun violence prevention

    02/07/2016 7:45:41 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    source.wustl.edu ^ | 2/5/2016 | Julie Hail Flory
    Washington University in St. Louis and the United Way of Greater St. Louis have formed a joint partnership that aims to provide support and resources to local initiatives that are uniting in their efforts to combat gun violence in the region.
  • Hillary Clinton Will End Private Gun Ownership(Rigghhtt!)

    02/06/2016 8:20:11 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | Don McDougall
    For the 1st time in American history, the leading candidate for the Democrat party is running on a platform that would prohibit the private ownership of firearms. How can this be? It was Kennedy and McGovern who blunted Nixon's desire to ban handguns. Bush 41 banned more guns that Bill Clinton. Where before the 2nd Amendment was a bi-partisan issue with nuanced degrees of interpretation now one of the political party's wants it destroyed!
  • How Garden & Gun Magazine Defies Industry Slump

    02/03/2016 7:51:13 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1 feb 2016 | JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG
    Since it made its debut in April 2007, the publication has hewed to its own course, focusing on everything Southern from ham biscuits to bird-dog trainers... it remains tightly focused on food, drink, the land, travel, and the sporting life, including bird hunting and shotguns. Roughly 72% of subscribers live in the Southeast or Southwest... “Our audiences are very different,” said Sid Evans, the former editor-in-chief of Garden & Gun who now edits Southern Living. He noted that more than 90% of Southern Living’s subscribers are female. Women account for about 47% of Garden & Gun’s subscribers.... At a time...
  • 92-year-old San Jacinto resident fires gun at axe-wielding burglar

    02/03/2016 7:05:01 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 10 replies
    riversidecountynewssource ^ | February 1, 2016 | Trevor Montgomery
    San Jacinto, California , A 92-year-old WWII veteran fired a shot at a burglary suspect on Jan. 31, after the unidentified man attempted to gain access into the victim’s residence. The suspect reportedly attempted to smash his way through a garage door of the residence before shattering a window and attempting to climb into the home. The suspect was reportedly not hit by the fired shot, sheriff Sgt. Craig McDonald wrote about the incident. area of Chase St., where yesterday's attempted burglary occurred. Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s San Jacinto Police Station responded to a 911 call at about...
  • Man Drove His Two Teenage Kids to Planned Parenthood to Spray Pro-Lifers With Tomato Juice

    01/30/2016 10:46:20 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Micaiah Bilger
    Though often under-reported in the mainstream media, pro-life advocates who protest outside of abortion centers often are targets of harassment and sometimes violence. On Wednesday in Arizona, pro-life protesters were targeted by a man and his two teenage children in a drive-by incident, according to 12 News in Phoenix. Police arrested 34-year-old David Turner after he allegedly had his 14-year-old daughter use a squirt gun to spray tomato juice from his car onto pro-lifers standing outside a Tempe Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, the report states. According to authorities, the father bought a water gun and tomato juice on Wednesday morning...
  • Experts Say You Should Be Screened for Depression Annually

    01/27/2016 11:42:43 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    Shapre.com ^ | 001/26/2016 | Kylie GIlbert
    The new guidelines, updated for the first time since 2009 and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, come from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force—an independent volunteer panel of primary care doctors that makes prevention-based medical recommendations. The panel previously advised that adults should be screened for depression when mental health services were available, a limitation the panel says is no longer needed now that screening services are more widely available and accepted as a part of mental health care. Better yet, the panel gave its recommendation a "B" grading, which means depression screening must be covered...
  • Stun Gun Racial Disparities

    01/27/2016 2:19:06 AM PST · by wbarmy · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 27 Jan 2016 | Dave Collins
    Officers in Connecticut last year fired stun guns at blacks and Hispanics at a higher rate than at white suspects, and warned but didn't fire at white suspects at a higher rate than they did blacks or Hispanics, according to preliminary data from the nation's first statewide accounting of the weapons' use by police.
  • Massachusetts gun permit essay rule to buy a gun

    01/26/2016 8:49:11 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 27 replies
    A new Massachusetts gun permit essay rule has Second Amendment supporters seeing red. Gun owners in the state must now write an essay which will be “graded” for approval by the police chief before a carry permit can be issued. A hefty firearms training price tag up to $1,100 will also be levied against those attempting to exercise their right to bear arms in the city of Lowell. Lowell, Massachusetts, is located about 35 miles north of Boston and is home to some 110,000 people. The gun essay law was the brainchild of Police Chief William Taylor and approved by...
  • Do you know the gun owners in your circle?

    01/22/2016 12:50:04 PM PST · by Taxman · 60 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 01/07/16 | Tricia Bishop
    <p>It's inevitable when my husband and I visit family these days that the subject of violence in Baltimore comes up. Often, I'm the one who raises it. But when it came up last week on a trip to see my parents in Georgia, I got my back up. I thought of the 11-hour drive south and the billboards we passed along I-81 boasting guns for sale ("A Glock for Christmas"!), and of the story my brother-in-law, who lives in Florida, told of a neighbor stopping by to shoot the breeze in his suburban driveway, a handgun holstered at the man's waist as their kids played nearby.</p>
  • Secret Service Asks Uniformed Oklahoma Police Chief To Leave Trump Rally

    01/22/2016 6:17:39 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 63 replies
    News 9 ^ | Jan 20, 2016 | NewsOn6.com
    The U.S. Secret Service escorted the Mounds police chief out of Tulsa's Mabee Center on Wednesday because he was carrying his gun, he says.Chief Tim McDaniel was there with his family to see Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speak. He was in uniform when he was told he either needed to check his gun or leave."I think it's interesting, because in Mr. Trump's debate the other night, he actually said that officers are some of the most mistreated people in the country, and I come up to see the man and I'm mistreated,” McDaniel said.McDaniel said he didn't want to...
  • Sheriff: A Gun In Your Hand Sure Beats ‘A Cop On the Phone’

    01/18/2016 6:00:23 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/17/16 | Awr Hawking
    Florida Sheriff Grady Judd is urging residents in his county to arm up, stressing that it is "more important to have a gun in your hand than a cop on the phone." Judd is Sheriff of Polk County. According to Fox News, "Judd believes guns allow citizens to defend themselves when police cannot." Moreover, he wants criminals to know that citizens in his county will defend themselves. Following an incident where a home invasion suspect was shot earlier this month, Judd said, "If you are foolish enough to break into someone's home, you can expect to be shot in Polk...
  • Biden: ‘The Second Amendment Says You Can Limit Who Can Own A Gun’ [Video]

    01/12/2016 9:38:06 AM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/12/16 | Steve Guest
    Vice President Joe Biden says “the Second Amendment says you can limit who can own a gun.” In an interview with CNN’s Gloria Borger on Monday, Biden said, “people who are criminals shouldn’t have guns. People who are schizophrenic and have mental illnesses shouldn’t have guns.” The Second Amendment says on the matter, “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Biden was asked by Borger, “So does Bernie Sanders has to change position on gun manufacturers in order to have
  • Five Times Elderly People Used Guns To Save Themselves

    01/10/2016 11:02:40 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 10, 2016 | Casey Harper
    The Daily Caller News Foundation analyzed 195 cases where gun owners used their firearms to successfully defend themselves from crooks and home invaders, and found an impressive number of elderly people used guns to defend their lives and property. In light of President Barack Obama's executive action on gun control Tuesday, TheDCNF looked at incidents in a period between July 2014 and July 2015. From our analysis, we've compiled five of the most incredible times people 60 and older protected themselves by pulling out a gun. 1. "It was self-defense" A 71-year-old Texas man defended his wife from a robber...