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  • Violent crime rates surged across Boulder County over past 5 years [ Colorado ]

    10/21/2019 2:52:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Daily Camera ^ | October 19, 2019 | Kelsey Hammon
    Violent crimes cases across Boulder County surged from 2013 to 2018, a trend that corresponds with a rising number of felony case filing across the state. According to Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty, state felony case filings spiked nearly 45% in five years. In Boulder County, the majority of new felony case filings were for violent crimes, which saw a 32% increase from 2013 to 2018. ... Violent crimes include cases that involve assault, robbery, vehicular homicide, crimes against at-risk individuals, bias-motivated crimes, murder, attempted murder and stalking. In Boulder County, Dougherty said domestic violence is the county’s most...
  • Where are the Pictures of Confiscated/Turned in Guns in New Zealand?

    08/29/2019 4:39:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 Australia, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    On 15 March 2019, a political terrorist attacked two mosques located in Christchurch, New Zealand. He killed 51 people and wounded many more. The far-left government of Jacinda Ardem immediately set on a course to ban semi-automatic firearms in New Zealand. Those opposed were shouted down. The government censor worked hard to keep the public from reading the manifesto published by the terrorist. That conveniently prevented people from knowing that gun confiscation was one of his goals. When academic John Lott pointed this out on Twitter, he was banned.Initial reports were few guns were being turned in, partly because...
  • Ban Assault Weapons Now (BAWN) said Florida AG Lied about Assault Weapons Ban

    08/05/2019 7:32:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 August, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    In a recent video on politics at wtsp.com, the station plays quotes from the Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and the Chair of Ban Assault Weapons Now, Gail Schwartz. The Attorney General says the initiative is deliberately deceptive, a trick. Schwartz says the AG is lying.  From wtsp.com: In a letter to the court submitted Friday, Moody called the language in the proposed amendment “misleading,” saying the court should move to keep the matter from voters. She argues that the proposal goes far beyond banning so-called assault weapons and could also ban the possession of all semi-automatic long guns....
  • New Zealand PM: Make Gun Ownership a Privilege, Require Gun Registry

    08/03/2019 4:42:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 31 July, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    New Zealand's Prime Minister has proposed extreme new controls on gun ownership for the country. They are explicitly designed to move gun ownership in New Zealand from a right to a privilege. The Prime Minister is attempting to follow the Australian playbook on imposing extreme restrictions on gun ownership. From stuff.co.nz: Firearm owners will have to register their guns amid the largest changes to gun laws in decades.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced details of the firearm law overhaul on Monday, saying it would come with a message ingrained in law: firearm ownership is a privilege and not a right....
  • New Zealanders Not Complying With Gun Ban

    07/10/2019 12:06:32 AM PDT · by Windflier · 21 replies
    AllOutdoor.com ^ | 8 July 2019 | Russ Chastain
    Kiwis are standing by their guns. Citizens of New Zealand are reportedly resisting the sweeping ban on semi-automatic firearms thrust upon them by an emotional parliament last April. The Washington Post’s article is predictably poorly-titled: “New Zealand is trying to buy back the military-style weapons it banned in April. It’s not so easy.” Firstly, no entity can buy “back” something which it never owned before. The government has never owned these firearms which it seeks to steal from their rightful owners. They are merely offering a bribe to those who comply. Secondly, none of the guns are “military-style.” Being black...
  • NZ Gun Ban: Mistakes Were Made, New Gun Control Group, New “BuyBack”

    06/28/2019 5:20:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 25 June, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    After the terrorist attack on radical Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, the far left government of Jacinda Ardern pushed through new, radical gun laws. The laws had the full support of nearly all media in the anglosphere. The laws were pushed through, as usual, by people who knew almost nothing of firearms or firearms technology. They were pushed through based on emotion and one political act of terrorism. The perpetrator accurately predicted this to be a consequence of his actions. It appeared the laws would be somewhat less severe than those pushed through in somewhat similar circumstances in Australia, in...
  • Pete Buttigieg Wants More Background Checks, Reinstatement of Social Security Gun Ban

    04/20/2019 10:40:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 83 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/20/2019 | AWR Hawkins
    Democrat presidential hopeful Mayor Pete Buttigieg supported gun controls Barack Obama pushed, as well as the gun control “framework” Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns sought. Buttigieg’s gun control support, documented through the years on his own Twitter account, shows his support of everything from Obama’s push to criminalize private gun sales via universal background checks to Bloomberg’s overarching gun control agenda. When Obama was in office, Buttigieg tweeted: Pete Buttigieg ✔ @PeteButtigieg I'm with the majority of Americans (& gun owners) who agree with @POTUS that we need universal background checks to help #StopGunViolence
  • What are the Severe New Zealand Gun Restrictions?

    04/16/2019 12:41:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11 April, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The far left New Zealand government has banned many semi-automatic firearms in the media frenzy following the mass murder at the Christchurch  (ironic name!) mosques.  A small number of New Zealanders called for calm and rational deliberation in the rush to pass new legislation. They were ignored in the frenzy to pass restrictions on gun ownership. The New Zealand censor ruled it illegal for New Zealand citizens to read the manifesto of the political terrorist who did the killing. Any discussion of immigration and Islamic terrorism, which were used to justify the killings, were ignored. Instead, the New Zealand...
  • Who proved that gun bans will do nothing to stop domestic terrorism? The Obama administration

    03/23/2019 2:35:10 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 5 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 3/23/19 | Jon Dougherty
    In the wake of the worst single-day killing spree in New Zealand’s history, the country’s Left-wing government and prime minister went full authoritarian and moved to immediately ban “military-style assault rifles” of the type used by terrorist Brenton Tarrant. That will surely prevent any future incidents, PM Jacinda Ardern and members of her government have assured the 5 million citizens who live in New Zealand. Surely. Because it wasn’t completely the crazed shooter’s fault, really; it was his choice of weapons. Other Leftists have taken similar actions after similar incidents in their own countries. Most Western democracies, in fact, now...
  • Feinstein Files New Gun Ban

    01/10/2019 11:09:12 PM PST · by willyd · 32 replies
    Xtreme Guns and Ammo ^ | 1/11/2019 | Will D
    Key provisions of the Feinstein Gun Ban: The bill bans the sale, manufacture, transfer and importation of 205 military-style assault weapons by name, but it does say existing owners may keep existing weapons. Any assault weapon that accepts a detachable ammunition magazine, has one or more military characteristics (including a pistol grip, a forward grip, a barrel shroud, a threaded barrel or a folding or telescoping stock) will be banned. Owners may keep existing weapons. Magazines and “ammunition feeding devices” that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, which allow shooters to quickly fire many rounds without needing to reload...
  • CALIFORNIA’S ‘SLOW MOTION HANDGUN BAN’ CHALLENGED TO SUPREME COURT

    01/08/2019 12:33:50 PM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies
    guns.com ^ | Jan. 8, 2019 | Chris Eger
    A legal challenge to California’s controversial microstamping law that has effectively outlawed the commercial sale of new semi-auto handgun models in the state is being sent to the nation’s high court. The microstamping mandate, part of California’s Unsafe Handgun Act, was upheld by a 2-1 panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last August in the case of Pena v. Lindley. The lawsuit’s plaintiffs — Ivan Pena, Dona Croston, Roy Vargas, and Brett Thomas — stress they are unable to buy the majority of popular new semi-auto handguns from such companies as Smith & Wesson, Ruger and Glocks...
  • 'Gun-toting hippies' greet Boulder 'assault weapons' ban with mass non-compliance

    01/03/2019 5:12:38 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 50 replies
    BOULDER, Colorado — Boulder’s newly enacted “assault weapons” ban is meeting with stiff resistance from its “gun-toting hippies,” staunch liberals who also happen to be devoted firearms owners. Only 342 “assault weapons,” or semiautomatic rifles, were certified by Boulder police before the Dec. 31 deadline, meaning there could be thousands of residents in the scenic university town of 107,000 in violation of the sweeping gun-control ordinance. ***** Semiautomatic pistols and shotguns are also included. Current owners were given until the end of the year to choose one of two options: Get rid of their semiautomatics by moving them out of...
  • Caldara: On January 1, I became a criminal in my hometown of Boulder (AR-15 Ban)

    01/02/2019 9:30:03 AM PST · by PROCON · 106 replies
    pagetwo.completecolorado.com ^ | Jan. 2, 2019 | Jon Caldara
    It’s not the intolerance of progressives that is so insulting. It is the denial of their intolerance that is so abusive.~~~~SNIP~~~~Because I own a long gun with a pistol grip and a detachable magazine, I had to the end of December to self-identify to the police, present myself for investigation and my gun for inspection, pay fees in order to receive a police-issued permission slip, all to avoid jail time, monetary penalties, and the confiscation and destruction of my gun.~~~~SNIP~~~~For publicly stating that I will not comply, my daughter has been targeted at her Boulder school, the one with posters...
  • Toronto Canada Police Union: Handgun Ban Would Have no effect on Murder Rates

    09/10/2018 5:37:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from the CBC Canada's leftist government is considering a complete ban on handguns, similar to the one that exists in England.  It is a precise example of the "slippery slope" that United States supporters of the Second Amendment say they wish to avoid. Canada instituted mandatory registration of handguns in 1934. In  the entire history of the Canadian handgun registration, not one case has been found where the handgun registry solved or prevented a crime of violence. In 1993, Canada outlawed about half of the handguns on the handgun registry. The police in Toronto do not believe a...
  • 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...
  • Federal Court Upholds Decision to Block California’s Magazine Ban

    07/17/2018 3:58:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 58 replies
    nraila.org ^ | July 17, 2018
    FAIRFAX, Va. -- A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit issued a ruling in the case of Duncan v. Becerra on Tuesday upholding a lower court’s decision to suspend enforcement of California’s restriction on the possession of magazines that hold 10 rounds or more. “This is a significant win for law-abiding gun owners in California,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director, National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action. “This unconstitutional law criminalizes mere possession of many standard capacity magazines and would instantly turn many law-abiding gun owners into criminals.” California Rifle and Pistol Association lawyers, with the support of the...
  • Tedra Cobb Tells Supporters She Wants ‘Assault Rifle’ Ban But ‘Cannot Say That’ in Public

    07/11/2018 10:58:16 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 10, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    Tedra Cobb, the Democratic candidate in New York's 21st Congressional District, told a group of teenage supporters that she supports a ban on certain firearms but won't say so publicly for fear of losing her election. "When I was at this thing today, it was the first table I was at, a woman said, ‘How do you feel about assault rifles?' And I said they should be banned," Cobb can be heard saying in the video recorded by one of the attendees. "And I said, you know, people were getting up to go, to go get their lunch because it...
  • Democrat Maryland Governor Candidate Suggests Ban on Shotguns

    07/09/2018 5:49:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Ben Jelous The Democrat governor candidate in Maryland for 2018 has implied the state's extreme gun laws do not go far enough. On MSNBC, he said the following: “We will, in the next [Maryland state] legislative session, have to have a real conversation about how we finish the job here of our assault weapons ban. But we have to go much further. Journalists were killed with a shotgun.” Here is the video on Youtube, from the Finkelblog: Link to Youtube video The active shooter in the Capital Gazzette shooting used a shotgun. Shotguns are extremely popular in the United...
  • Gun groups want a restraining order against Deerfield's assault weapons ban before..

    06/03/2018 8:18:16 AM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | June 1, 2018 | Karen Berkowitz
    Full Title: Gun groups want a restraining order against Deerfield's assault weapons ban before it takes effect in 2 weeksGun-rights advocacy groups are asking a Lake County Circuit Court judge to bar the village of Deerfield from enforcing its ban on assault weapons that is set to kick in June 13. The ordinance enacted April 2 by the Deerfield Village Board gives residents until June 13 to turn in any guns that fit the village’s definition of assault weapons, remove them from the village or modify the guns so they’re no longer considered assault weapons. The ordinance empowers the town’s...
  • Push to ban gun shows has long, tangled history in California

    05/28/2018 10:57:00 AM PDT · by BBell · 3 replies
    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/ ^ | 5/27/18 | Kristina Davis
    When a Bay Area county decided to pass a law that effectively banned gun shows from its fairgrounds, it sparked one of the nation’s longest running legal battles over the right to bear arms. In the end, the county conceded and the gun shows were allowed to resume under stricter rules, leaving some of the central constitutional questions around the issue unsettled. Once again, gun shows at publicly-owned convention centers and fairgrounds are being targeted for expulsion around the state. And the legal roadmap is no less clear. History around such efforts shows a mix of outcomes, marked at times...