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  • 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...
  • To the man I sat next to on the train: I am the gun owner you hate.

    01/10/2016 11:25:34 AM PST · by BridgeOutAhead · 44 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 01/08/2016 | A. Linden
    "Opinions and ideologies make a pretty thin shield against the bullets of a madman. Your liberal self-righteousness and ignorance may have made you feel superior and comfortable, but during that 40-minute train ride to Boston, my gun kept you safe."
  • Trump Rallies Against Cuomo, New York Gun Control [ 04/01/14 ]

    01/08/2016 8:01:46 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 6 replies
    Yahoo / Associated Press ^ | 04/01/2014 | DAVID KLEPPER
    ALBANY, N.Y. On April 1st 2014, Donald Trump spoke at a large rally on Empire State Plaza. Thousands of gun rights activists attended. Trump hasn't just taken up this issue as some have stated. At this rally he spoke out against Cuomos new gun control efforts. This is a Yahoo / Associated Press article, so I am not going to post the article. I think folks will find it revealing. Please use the link provided to learn more.
  • Silicon Valley should jump into the smart gun market

    01/08/2016 6:01:39 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 49 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 1/8/16 | Michelle Quinn
    ...Ron Conway, the San Francisco angel investor, helped to pioneer the Smart Tech Challenges Foundation, which put up $1 million to fund a variety of ideas that advance gun lock technology. The goal had been to create the "iPhone of guns," Conway said... ...at least some of the more than 30,000 gun deaths each year would be avoided if there were smart guns. In theory, the technology would reduce gun suicides, gun deaths from accidents and deaths involving stolen guns. Smart guns might have particular appeal to law enforcement who have to worry about their weapons being used against them...
  • Hadiya Pendleton - Liberals' "Go easy on crime & gun violence" policies responsible for teen's death

    01/08/2016 11:04:30 AM PST · by Frankusa · 1 replies
    Were it not for the "go soft" on crime and gun violence attitude that Liberals hold so dearly to their hearts, Hadiya Pendleton would likely still be alive today... Michael Ward, in 2012, pleaded guilty to Aggravated Unlawful Use Of A Weapon, a felony punishable by 1 to 3 years imprisonment in the state of Illinois. Had Ward received a 1 to 3 year prison sentence, he would have been unable to murder Hadiya Pendleton in January of 2013 because he would have been incarcerated at the time. But sadly, he never served time for his gun conviction, and, he...
  • HIPAA Privacy Rule Modified for Gun Background Checks

    01/06/2016 10:30:32 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 139 replies
    healthcareinfosecurity ^ | 01/06/2016 | Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    HIPAA Privacy Rule Modified for Gun Background Checks http://www.healthcareinfosecurity.com/hipaa-privacy-rule-modified-for-gun-background-checks-a-8780 HIPAA Privacy Rule Modified for Gun Background Checks But Most Providers Won't Be Affected by the Change Marianne Kolbasuk McGee (HealthInfoSec) • January 5, 2016  Jocelyn Samuels, Director of OCR A modification to the HIPAA Privacy Rule designed to help identify those who are prohibited, for specific mental health reasons, from having a firearm will have little impact on most healthcare providers because it's so narrow in scope. See Also: Exploring the Security Requirements for Virtual Machines The change, which is slated to take effect next month, permits only a small...
  • Obama Cites Communist China As The Goal For American Gun Control [VIDEO]

    01/05/2016 5:28:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/5/16 | Steve Guest
    President Barack Obama used communist China, which has very strict gun ownership laws, as an illustration for the benefits of enhanced gun control on a populace. Speaking at the White House on Tuesday, Obama acknowledged, “We know we can’t stop every act of violence, every act of evil in the world. But maybe we can try to stop one act of evil, one act of violence.” “Some of you may recall at the same time that Sandy Hook happened, a disturbed person in China took a knife and tried to kill, with a knife a bunch of children in China....
  • Obama details executive action on gun restrictions

    01/04/2016 4:41:09 PM PST · by NRx · 95 replies
    WaPo ^ | 01-04-2016 | David Nakamura and Juliet Eilperin
    The Obama administration on Monday unveiled a series of new executive actions aimed at reducing gun violence and making some political headway on one of the most frustrating policy areas of President Obama’s tenure. The package, which Obama plans to announce Tuesday, includes 10 separate provisions, White House officials said. One key provision would require more gun sellers — especially those who do business on the Internet and at gun shows — to be licensed and would force them to conduct background checks on potential buyers. Obama would devote $500 million more in federal funds to treating mental illness —...
  • Obama: Executive Action On Gun Control ‘Entirely Consistent’ With Constitution

    01/04/2016 2:07:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/4/16 | Charlie Spiering
    Barack Obama insists his planned executive actions on gun control will be “entirely consistent” with the Constitution – even as organizations defending the Second Amendment have warned him not to act on his own. After meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch and law enforcement members of his administration, Obama explained he wanted a “very clear understanding” of what he was trying to do with more gun control. “I’m also confident that the recommendations that are being made by my team here are ones that are entirely consistent with the Second Amendment and people’s lawful right to bear arms,” he said....
  • My kid wants to buy a .22 rifle-any suggestions? Vanity

    01/04/2016 1:41:55 PM PST · by cornfedcowboy · 136 replies
    self | 1/4/2016 | self
    My 14 yr old has done a good job saving some money and would like to purchase a .22 rifle. Probably lever action. Don't need anything flashy, but something that won't break the bank. Probably around $300 although I am happy to help him with the $$ if more money is needed. He will use it to walk through the woods and hunt squirrel and rabbit. Would love any Freepers advice what to look for or stay away from. He is a good kid and will keep up on the maintenance.
  • North Carolina Pastor Disarms Vet During New Year's Service

    01/03/2016 4:34:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 3, 2016 | Tim Stelloh
    Bishop Larry Wright had been preaching for about 20 minutes on New Year's Eve when he saw the front door of his North Carolina church swing open. In marched a young disheveled man whom he'd never seen before. In one hand the man had a semi-automatic assault rifle; in the other, a magazine. He wasn't. Wright, 57, is a City Council member. But he was also a career military man a former paratrooper and drill sergeant who retired in 1997 so his training kicked in as he descended the pulpit's three steps: Was there a bullet still in the chamber?...
  • Obama's plan to tighten gun laws sets up rematch with powerful gun rights group NRA

    01/02/2016 9:57:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 2, 2016
    The National Rifle Association, the country's most influential gun-rights supporter, is challenging President Obama's new plan to use his presidential power to tighten firearms laws, calling it a "political stunt" that fails to increase public safety. President Obama said this weekend that he'll meet Monday with Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss his "options” toward curbing gun violence, after ordering his White House team several months ago to identify "new actions" that he can take. The president also said that he's taking action because Congress has failed to act. He is expected to use so-called executive orders to tighten federal...
  • What To Do After A Shooting (after you shoot in self defense - video)

    12/30/2015 11:43:37 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    Video Link Great advice from Don West, co-defense counsel representing George Zimmerman.
  • Police officer practicing 'quick draw skills' shoots gun in airport

    12/26/2015 7:27:39 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 47 replies
    upi ^ | Dec. 25, 2015 | Ed Adamczyk
    DES MOINES, Iowa,- A Des Moines, Iowa, police officer accidentally fired his gun while practicing his quick draw skills in an airport office, a police report says. Officer Brady Pratt, 23, was in a Des Moines International Airport office Wednesday afternoon and drew his weapon to practice "his quick draw skills" and "unknowingly had his finger on the trigger and discharged a round into the ceiling tile," the report states. The bullet struck the ceiling, traveled through a wall and into a ceiling tile in an unoccupied adjacent hallway. No one was injured, but another police officer was present to...
  • COLUMN: Yes I'm a Christian. Yes, I Carry a Gun. No, It's not 'Hypocritical'...

    12/22/2015 7:21:56 AM PST · by StevenCrowder · 22 replies
    So this is an open letter that comes from my site. If you like it, I recommend reading it with all the gifs and extra links here => It's better than way, but I know some of you can't be bothered with the extra click, so I've copy/pasted the half-assed one below. Don't know about you, but I'm getting tired of the whole "if you carry a gun, you're not a Christian," meme. As if the notion of self-defense runs contrary to the teaching's of Jesus Christ (spoiler alert: they don't. I almost wrote that in all caps to scream...
  • Why isn't the left afraid of inciting more violence with their anti-gun owner hate speech?

    12/21/2015 3:50:30 PM PST · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-21-15 | DrJohn
    Did you ever notice that pretty much everything is a recruitment tool for ISIS? Ever notice that disagreeing with Obama on anything helps ISIS? Ever notice that pretty much anything can radicalize some people? Gitmo is a recruiting tool for ISIS Barack Obama says Republicans rejecting Syrians are 'potent' ISIS recruiting toolGOP rhetoric is a potent recruiting tool for ISIS Hillary Clinton can't resist the demagoguery: Republican "Clash Of Civilizations" Rhetoric Is A Recruiting Tool For ISIS Clinton goes so far as to blatantly lie: ISIS is "going to people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in...
  • Texas 7th grader told he can’t wear Star Wars shirt because it has weapon on it

    12/13/2015 4:13:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/13/2015 | Taylor Millard
    A Texas 7th grader isn’t being allowed to wear his Star Wars shirt to school because it dared to feature a stormtrooper holding a blaster. From ABC-13 in Houston (emphasis mine). On Thursday, though, school officials told Colton the shirt was banned because it has a gun, or at least a picture of what in the movie is weapon.“It’s political correctness run amok. You’re talking about a Star Wars t-shirt, a week before the biggest movie of the year comes out. It has nothing to do with guns or making a stand. It’s just a Star Wars shirt,” [...
  • TN: Lt. Cmdr Tim White honored for his actions during July 16th shootings

    12/13/2015 12:18:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    WSMV ^ | 14 October, 2015 | Kelly McCarthy
    CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - The American Red Cross honored local heroes during the 8th annual Heroes Luncheon. Among the brave men and women recognized, Lt. Cmdr Tim White gave his first TV interview describing his experiences during the July 16th shootings. Lt. Cmdr Tim White says the community has been so supportive since the attacks. White wants to thank everyone for donating their time and money to help the victims and their families, and for showing the local military their support. "We've been receiving cards, and letters, and gifts to the units and it's been overwhelming, it's been really amazing,"...
  • Banning Gun Sales to People on No-Fly List May Not Be Constitutional, Experts Say (Capt Obvious)

    12/11/2015 6:46:15 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    On Thursday, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced plans to issue an executive order barring anyone listed on federal terrorist watch lists from purchasing a gun in the state. But while the idea of “no fly, no gun” has found growing support following the mass shooting in San Bernardino last week, including that of President Obama, experts say such a policy may be unconstitutional. The problem lies with the terrorist watch lists themselves, which are both secret and routinely updated without the typical due process given to those who are accused of breaking the law, such as court proceedings. Without a...
  • ‘Special kind of dumb’: Gun-grabbing ‘idiot’ Shannon Watts coins ‘new @NRA motto’

    12/09/2015 9:50:03 AM PST · by Torcert · 12 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 8, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    There is literally no low to which Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts will not stoop:Shannon @shannonrwatts New @NRA motto: “We stand with terrorists.” #gunsense #2A #ISIS https://t.co/l6JFhIOVHl Joe Smith @flippers751@shannonrwatts @NRA you truly can't help the lies can you? #gunsense TANSTAAFL @TANSTAAFL23 @shannonrwatts @NRA Shannon Watts beclowns herself yet again. Dana Loesch @DLoesch Professional lobbyist @shannonrwatts calls these kids "terrorists"http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/14/nyregion/14watchlist.html … , http://www.nbcnews.com/id/10725741/ns/us_news-security/t/-year-old-turns-government-no-fly-list/. #SomeMom Don Liscotti @Don78358 @shannonrwatts @NRA pic.twitter.com/1wHqpMle0C
  • Suddenly, there's a surge in interest to buy guns around San Bernardino

    12/08/2015 7:35:05 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 42 replies
    After Gun Boss Armory opened for business Monday morning in a Redlands strip mall, Matt Nicholson was among those who walked through the door. "I've never owned a gun before," Nicholson told an employee behind the counter, who handed him a silver Beretta handgun from a display case. Nicholson, a 23-year-old Redlands resident, said he had thought about buying a firearm in the past. But the attack that claimed 14 lives at a San Bernardino social services center on Wednesday — about five miles away from Gun Boss Armory — made up his mind.
  • Pelosi: Gun restrictions needed to 'protect and defend' Americans

    12/08/2015 6:08:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/08/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday called on the House to take up legislation to ban guns from terrorist suspects, and said Congress needs to take this step to fulfill its duty to protect all Americans from violence. "We cannot remain silent," the California Democrat said at a hearing of the Democrats' Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. "For us to honor the responsibilities that we have to protect and defend the American people, we must not only have moments of silence, we must have days of action." "To start, we can and must bring up the bipartisan Deny Firearms...