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  • Obama uses Ukraine/Crimea as excuse to ban Izmash/Saiga arms importation.

    07/19/2014 6:00:47 PM PDT · by Sasparilla · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/17/2014
    From .22 caliber up.
  • Police identify shooter in Maryland mall shooting

    01/26/2014 7:02:59 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 96 replies
    newstimes ^ | Jan 26, 2014
    <p>COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Police have identified the shooter in the Maryland mall shooting as a 19-year-old teenager from College Park.</p> <p>Howard County Police Chief Bill McMahon said Darion Marcus Aguilar arrived at the mall after 10 a.m. on Saturday and shot to death two people at a store on the upper level before killing himself.</p>
  • Record gun sales soar even higher in Maryland

    10/03/2013 4:47:54 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 21 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 2 Oct 2013 | Erin Cox
    Maryland gun dealers have sold more firearms in the first nine months of this year than in all of 2011 and 2012 combined, the state police said Wednesday. Buyers have applied to purchase 117,009 guns this year as lawmakers debated and enacted some of the toughest new gun laws in the country. More than 15,000 gun purchase applications were sent to the state police in the 10 days before Maryland's ban on assault rifle sales and a new handgun licensing requirement took effect Tuesday. "Maryland is armed to the teeth," said Del. Luiz Simmons, a Montgomery County Democrat who voted...
  • Why Do The Philadelphia Police Have 1,356 Full-Auto M-16s?

    04/18/2013 7:51:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 46 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Apr 18, 2013 | Robert Farago
    Why Do The Philadelphia Police Have 1,356 Full-Auto M-16s? Posted on April 18, 2013 by Robert Farago “An automatic M-16 rifle is missing from one of the Philadelphia Police Department’s main gun-storage units and Commissioner Charles Ramsey has called in federal authorities to investigate,” philly.com reports. ”Obviously, this is very, very serious,” Ramsey said. “And believe me, we will get to the bottom of it, one way or another, I guarantee that.” Cops lose gun. Cops go crazy trying to find it before it turns into another Fast and Furious Brian Terry deal. Another day, another example of why cops...
  • Nevada Senate to intro "assault wep" ban

    01/19/2013 10:21:18 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 1/18/2013 | Ken Ritter
    A lawyer and former Assembly member, Segerblom now chairs the state Senate Judiciary Committee. He said he will introduce bills during the 120-day legislative session to prohibit the sale of assault weapons and restrict the size of ammunition magazines to fewer than 10 bullets. He said he also wants to prohibit the sale of armor-piercing bullets and require background checks for gun sales in all instances, including gun shows.
  • Why don't Dems shove gun control down America's throat--ObamaCare style?

    01/16/2013 9:14:53 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/16/13 | Doug Book
    Since the December 14th murder of 27 people prevented by law from defending themselves, the American left has worked overtime to intimidate, embarrass and harass 2nd Amendment supporters into relinquishing their God given right to keep and bear arms. Gun and accessory bans, sales by private citizens outlawed, imminent threats of confiscation, millions in new taxes and fees and countless, law abiding citizens menaced with being summarily pronounced felons—all of these threats have been brought to bear on the American public by self-righteous hypocrites. Yet a full month has gone by since the grisly, Sandy Hook killings and the far...
  • Boy Wounds Intruder With AR-15: R.C. Soles Anti-Gun Politician Shoots "Client" - More to Soles Story

    01/10/2013 11:12:53 AM PST · by maggiesnotebook · 14 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 1-10-13 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    The 15-year old boy is the son of a deputy "constable" in the Houston area. He and his 12 year old sister were alone in the home. He grabbed his father's AR-15 and pulled the trigger. The gun did not shoot by itself, contrary to the usual liberal screed. The gun was used to do what it is intended to do, protect the owner. In North Carolina, State Senator R. C. Soles, a Democrat and an attorney, with a long record of supporting anti-gun legislation, shot at two men, former clients, on his property, hitting one of them with his...
  • Avoid Arguing Policy On Gun Control

    01/07/2013 7:16:02 AM PST · by Shout Bits · 1 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 1/7/13 | Shout Bits
    If the Connecticut school massacre was the start of a contest to see who could be the crassest and most exploitive on the gun issue, the Left won in a landslide. Before the victims' bodies were even taken away by the coroner, the Left was blaming the NRA for the horror. No matter what the circumstances, the Left politicizes gun violence. Rep. Gifford's shooting was blamed on Gov. Palin and the Tea Party's indelicate political speech, despite murderer's being apolitical and deranged. Now that the Left has won the national political battle, they are using the latest tragedy toward their...
  • American patriot reveals Diane Feinstein to be anti-American hypocrite

    01/04/2013 10:08:07 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/4/12 | Joshua Boston
    Though “Coach is Right” rarely posts pieces not original with its staff writers, this letter from Marine Corporal Joshua Boston to California Senator Diane Feinstein concerning her proposed “assault weapons” ban must be the exception. For in just 200 words, Corporal Boston has captured both the essence of our nation’s existence and the courage which will be required of determined Americans if our nation is to endure. Senator Dianne Feinstein, I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to...
  • Government arms itself while disarming the American people

    01/04/2013 9:07:31 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/4/12 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    As Florida becomes the first state to register one million concealed carry permits and the Illinois’ legislature writes the nations’ most draconian gun-ban regulations, the US government is quietly using $1.6 billion in borrowed money to amass ammunition for the domestic operations of Homeland Security. A 91 page standard transaction form filled out by the Department of Homeland Security Training Center in Glynco, GA reveals a staggering amount of ammunition purchased (in unit price in the thousands) by the Department. The .223 Rem Caliber 62/64 Grain JHP was purchased in quantity of...
  • University of Mary Washington finalizes their gun ban

    10/08/2012 8:05:57 AM PDT · by JohnPierce · 8 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | October 8, 2012 | John Pierce
    “Because professors, staff and students are precluded from protecting themselves on campus, Cho, a student at Virginia Tech himself, was able to simply walk on campus and go on a killing rampage with no worry that anyone would stop him.” - Holly Adams (mother of VA Tech Victim) -- IMAGE HERE -- Located in Fredericksburg Virginia and with campuses in Stafford and Dahlgren, the University of Mary Washington is undeniably part of Virginia’s strong commitment to excellent public colleges and universities. Unfortunately, UMW (which prides itself on being named after the mother of George Washington), has joined many of Virginia’s...
  • Yoga Instructor Hospitalized After Gay Couple Attacked

    07/24/2012 7:26:23 PM PDT · by BBell · 44 replies
    nbcwashington.com ^ | Jul 24, 2012 | Pat Collins
    A hate crime investigation is under way in D.C. after a gay couple’s night out ended in a brutal beating.Michael Hall Jr. has a broken jaw and a fractured cheekbone following the attack Sunday morning. The 29-year-old yoga instructor was operated on at Howard University Hospital Monday. His parents, Mike and Gail Hall of Colonial Beach, Va., worried for their son’s safety when he moved to the District nine years ago.“Every morning, get up and turn Channel 4 news on and see if he was alive or not, who got killed or stabbed,” Mike Hall said.“My biggest nightmare was that...
  • Gun store, just rifles and shotguns, in the works for Oak Park

    10/14/2011 11:36:04 AM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    The Wednesday Journal (Oak Park, Ill.) ^ | October 13th, 2011 | Marty Stempniak
    Berwyn resident has plans to set up shop on Roosevelt Road near Ridgeland 6338 W. Roosevelt Rd. Photo by Graham Johnston/Staff Staff Reporter A Berwyn resident is looking to open a gun shop in Oak Park, Wednesday Journal has learned, though it's not clear whether the village will give him the go-ahead. Justin Delafuente, 27, applied for a license back in July, for a business he plans to call Windy City Firearms, located at 6338 W. Roosevelt Rd. In his original application, he was shooting for an Aug. 22 opening date, but was still waiting for the village to issue...
  • Media Silence Is Deafening About Important Gun News

    09/30/2011 2:24:07 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 30, 2011 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Murder and violent crime rates were supposed to soar after the Supreme Court struck down gun control laws in Chicago and Washington, D.C.  Politicians predicted disaster. "More handguns in the District of Columbia will only lead to more handgun violence," Washington’s Mayor Adrian Fenty warned the day the court made its decision.  Chicago’s Mayor Daley predicted that we would "go back to the Old West, you have a gun and I have a gun and we'll settle it in the streets . . . ."  The New York Times even editorialized this month about the Supreme Court's "unwise" decision that...
  • Tucson shooting victim blames Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Sharron Angle (*BARF*)

    01/14/2011 9:50:08 AM PST · by markomalley · 179 replies
    Politico (where else) ^ | 1/14/11 | Kendra Marr
    A wounded survivor of the Tucson shooting that critically injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is blaming Sarah Palin, House Speaker John Boehner, Fox TV host Glenn Beck, and former Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle for the tragedy. “It looks like Palin, Beck, Sharron Angle and the rest got their first target,” Eric Fuller said in an interview with Democracy NOW. “Their wish for Second Amendment activism has been fulfilled — senseless hatred leading to murder, lunatic fringe anarchism, subscribed to by John Boehner, mainstream rebels with vengeance for all, even 9-year-old girls,” he added, referring to the death of Christina...
  • City ready to reload with gun law if handgun ban is shot down

    06/26/2010 6:34:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 25, 2010 | John Byrne
    The Chicago City Council could consider new gun control measures as soon as Wednesday if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the city's long-standing handgun ban Monday, Mayor Richard Daley said. Daley, however, declined to provide specifics Friday on how his administration will respond. For months, City Hall has been drawing up plans after the justices heard the case and appeared to indicate they'll rule against Chicago.
  • Gunman empties gun on man in car, reloads, empties again (Gun free Chicago)

    12/28/2009 9:06:54 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 31 replies · 1,191+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 28, 2009 | Staff
    Myron Thomas was sitting in a car in the South Side’s Chatham neighborhood Sunday night when a gunman opened fire on him two separate times, leaving him dead with 13 gunshot wounds, sources said. Thomas, 25, of the 6500 block of South Harvard Avenue, was shot multiple times East 82nd Street and South Evans Avenue and was pronounced dead at 8:36 p.m. Sunday at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Thomas was sitting in the driver’s seat of a 2001 Oldsmobile when an unidentified gunman approached at 7:41 p.m. and...
  • On Terrorist Watch List, but Allowed to Buy Guns

    06/21/2009 9:02:28 AM PDT · by FromLori · 36 replies · 2,245+ views
    NYT ^ | 6/20/09
    People on the government’s terrorist watch list tried to buy guns nearly 1,000 times in the last five years, and federal authorities cleared the purchases 9 times out of 10 because they had no legal way to stop them, according to a new government report. In one case, a person on the list was able to buy more than 50 pounds of explosives. The new statistics, compiled in a report from the Government Accountability Office that is scheduled for public release next week, draw attention to an odd divergence in federal law: people placed on the government’s terrorist watch list...
  • The Accelerating Push to Criminalize the Right

    06/21/2009 5:16:26 AM PDT · by FromLori · 19 replies · 1,422+ views
    The New American recently warned that Americans who oppose policies emanating from Washington are being tarred as right-wing extremists and even potential terrorists by the Obama administration's Department of Homeland Security as well as by the New York Times and other liberal media organs. This push to demonize and even criminalize political dissent appears to be accelerating. Earlier this month, New York Times columnists Frank Rich and Paul Krugman wrote pieces laying the blame for the murder of an abortionist and a U.S. Holocaust Museum security guard at the foot of President Barack Obama's critics. Both have received figurative high-fives...
  • Money, Cops, and Whistle Stops

    05/06/2009 1:36:33 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 11 replies · 537+ views
    LawOfficer.com ^ | 4/4/09 | Mike Wasilewski and Althea Olson
    Oak Park is one of handful of municipalities in Illinois that does not even allow its residents to own and possess guns in their own homes. Unfortunately for Oak Parkers, someone forgot to tell the criminals, who often insist on bringing weapons along to their robberies. The need for a decisive, bold response on the part of the Oak Park Police Department leadership was clear, and the brass did not disappoint. The answer is—whistles!
  • "The British Called: They Want Their Guns Back" (Video Link)

    01/30/2009 2:25:31 PM PST · by NH Liberty · 14 replies · 848+ views
    GunsAmerica ^ | January 30, 2009 (Sent Out Via E-mail) | GunsAmerica (Video)
    Not sure how old this is, but my husband just received it from GunsAmerica today.
  • Will Obama Let You Keep Your Guns?

    11/07/2008 10:02:32 PM PST · by Red Steel · 60 replies · 3,615+ views
    The New American ^ | Friday, 07 November 2008 | Kurt Williamsen
    On November 7, the New York Times reported that "sales of handguns, rifles and ammunition have surged in the last week, according to gun store owners across the nation who describe a wave of buyers concerned that an Obama administration will curtail their right to bear arms." Buyers were stocking up on guns because during his time as an Illinois state senator, Obama earned a reputation as being as virulently antigun as one can get. Rich Pearson, longtime chief lobbyist for the Illinois State Rifle Association, released an open letter to sportsmen in October about Obama, saying, "I lobbied Barack...
  • GOA Alert: TSA Deciding On Whether To Ban Guns In Airports

    08/13/2008 8:15:58 PM PDT · by SecAmndmt · 3 replies · 180+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | August 13, 2008 | GOA
    Wednesday, August 13, 2008 You may not have been watching the battle that is brewing over concealed carry in the Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta, Georgia, but it may end up affecting you where you live. Because of what's happening in Atlanta, the Transportation Security Agency could decide to allow airports across the country to ban firearms in areas that currently allow for self-defense. It all began when Georgia passed a new law allowing permit holders to carry guns onto state parks, into restaurants that serve alcohol, and onto mass transit (such as the non-surveillance areas in airports). The Hartsfield-Jackson airport...
  • Nevada Sheriff's & Police Association opposing Pro-RKBA bill!

    09/13/2006 4:21:46 PM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 11 replies · 1,994+ views
    HCI, Brady Campaign. ^ | 9/13/06 | Richard Brengman
    The "Brady Campaign" is trying hard to derail or ruin H.R. 5005, the “FIREARMS CORRECTIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS ACT” ! It would be interesting to know who the 35 Police Chiefs are who aren't willing to admit to the public that they're against the bill. I was initially skeptical that the the Nevada Sheriff's and Chief's Association was supporting the "Brady" bunch on this, so I PERSONALLY confirmed it. Here is the contact information for the association lobbyist and president. Nevada Sheriffs & Chiefs Association Lobbyist, Frank Adams 866-266-9870 Cell, 702/379-6591 President, No. LV Sheriff, Mark Paresi (702) 633-1837 This association...
  • Jim Gibbons not afraid to take on Fed. agencies.

    08/07/2006 10:14:55 PM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 512+ views
    FR thread archive. ^ | 8/7/06 | Richard/SIA
    More proof that Jim Gibbons does not just talk about reforming out of control Gov. Org. agencies, he actually takes steps to expose their abuses. In this archived thread we see that he has even taken BATFE to task, they really hated having to admit to their data-base errors! Link to thread, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1549185/posts
  • Gun Control Lessons for Bloomberg

    01/09/2006 9:36:40 AM PST · by holymoly · 22 replies · 880+ views
    AEI ^ | January 9, 2006 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Mayor Bloomberg wants to take New York City's gun control regulations nationwide. At his swearing in ceremony earlier this month, Mr. Bloomberg announced his top priority for the next four years: a nationwide fight across America for more gun control, from Washington, D.C., to individual statehouses. The current push for more gun control stems from the tragic murders of two New York City police officers last year, following in the wake of two officers killed in 2003 and 2004. Mr. Bloomberg has long supported every gun regulation possible, even banning off-duty or retired police officers carrying guns near city hall....
  • Nevada CCW's again replace "Brady" check!

    01/07/2006 12:39:41 AM PST · by Richard-SIA · 2 replies · 1,027+ views
    Self. | 1/7/06 | Richard/SIA
    I found out today that ATFE has reinstated the ability of Nevada CCW holders to use their Nevada CCW permits as an alternative to the $25 Point Of Sale contact in filling out the form 4473 required with each firearm sale. This is GREAT news, and a testament to the power of gun owner activism. Initially the Nevada Chief's and Sheriff's Association thought they could simply shrug off the results of several of their members failing an ATFE audit. Their failing the audit resulted in ATFE announcing that Nevada CCW's would no longer be accepted in lieu of a requirement...
  • The Protection Of Lawful Commerce In Arms Act, H.R. 800, VOTE TODAY!

    10/20/2005 1:14:04 AM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 24 replies · 1,822+ views
    10/20/05 | Richard/SIA
    H.R. 800/S. 397 to be voted on today! Call congress ASAP! It is time to pass the Lawful Commerce In Firearms Protection Act, no more delays, let's get it done TODAY! The House is scheduled to bring up H.R. 800/S. 397 for a vote today. (Thursday). We need to continue fighting for the CLEAN version of the bill to protect gun makers from HCI's predatory lawsuits, H.R. 800). It is imperative that you make your last-minute calls to the Hill in support of H.R. 800, especially if you have not done so already. Please ask your Representative to oppose S....
  • The first half of the 109th session of congress is winding down, more ACTIVISM from NFA-RKBA support

    07/21/2005 1:02:56 AM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 2 replies · 433+ views
    NFA Owners Association ^ | 7/20/05 | Richard SIA
    [b]The first half of the 109th session of congress is winding down, more ACTIVISM from NFA-RKBA supporters is critical! [/b] I would have preferred to post this under "Activism", but this section appears to get the most traffic. We need all of our members and lurkers to get much more active, congress is historically much braver regarding "controversial*" legislation in the first half of each session. In the second half they begin covering their back's in preparation for the next election! The author's of the several bills we support in our mission statement all took a significant career chance in...
  • CCRKBA TELLS BRADY CAMPAIGN TO 'STOP LYING AND ADMIT YOU SUPPORT GUN BANS' (DC)

    05/23/2005 11:42:21 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 13 replies · 718+ views
    CCRKBA email | 5-23-05
    NEWS RELEASE CCRKBA TELLS BRADY CAMPAIGN TO 'STOP LYING AND ADMIT YOU SUPPORT GUN BANS' BELLEVUE, WA Once again, the so-called Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is out of the closet in support of yet another handgun ban, this one in Washington, D.C., where legislation has been introduced to restore to law-abiding citizens the right of self-defense. The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) today challenged the Brady group to publicly acknowledge that it consistently supports bans on the private ownership of firearms, despite claims to the contrary. "The proposal that the Brady Bunch...
  • Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act of 2005, H.R. 2088

    05/07/2005 12:40:33 PM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 97 replies · 1,768+ views
    NFA Owners Association, Thomas Register. ^ | 5/7/05 | Richard Brengman
    Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act of 2005 (Introduced in House) HR 2088 IH 109th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 2088 To provide an amnesty period during which veterans and their family members can register certain firearms in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES May 4, 2005 Mr. GIBBONS (for himself, Mr. OTTER, Mr. KENNEDY of Minnesota, Mr. SESSIONS, Mr. JONES of North Carolina, Mr. MILLER of Florida, Mr. CANNON, Mr. BURTON of Indiana, Mr. GOODE, Mr. KINGSTON, Mr. BRADLEY of New Hampshire, Mr. TERRY, Mr. BAKER, Mr. WHITFIELD, Mr. BARRETT of...
  • HR 1603, Fairness in Firearm Testing Act. (Introduced in the house)

    04/16/2005 6:11:15 PM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 5 replies · 1,015+ views
    NFA Owners Association, Thomas Register. ^ | 4/16/05 | Richard Brengman
    As many here well know, ATFE-Tech has a miserable record of inconsistent and irrational "ruling's" in regard to disqualifying products and prosecuting individuals for technical violations of the NFA-34. This bill may be the ONLY way to compel ATFE to begin acting honestly and professionally. The bill needs our urgent attention, it currently has ZERO cosponsors and will die in committee unless RKBA people take heed of the good it can do and voice their strong support. ---------------------------------------------- [b]HR 1603 Fairness in Firearm Testing Act. CTXT[/b] Posted By: Richard/SIA, O7/C2 & NRA-ILA EVC Date: 4/16/05 20:54 Full text, as promised....
  • Nevada AB-232, CCW "On the person" and interstate carry for L.E.

    03/28/2005 9:46:21 PM PST · by Richard-SIA · 498+ views
    3/28/05 | Richard SIA
    AB-232 was heard in the Nevada assembly judiciary committee today. I attended the hearing, paid lobbyist John L. Wagner was the only one there who I recognized. AB-232 does two things. 1. As used in this section, “upon a person” means actually on a person or in a container carried by a person". It would codify the current A.G Opinion allowing firearms carry in a vehicle. This "upon the person" language may be important, as it would prevent a future A.G. easily taking vehicle carry away from us by merely changing the opinion. The point was brought up that the...
  • Hearing on Pro-Gun AB 232, NV assembly, Monday, 9:30 AM!

    03/24/2005 4:39:32 PM PST · by Richard-SIA · 1 replies · 395+ views
    E-mail, NRA alert. | 3/24/05 | Richard SIA
    Assembly Bill 232 A pro-gun right's bill in Nevada! Assembly Bill 232, a bill supported by the NRA and many other pro-RKBA Nevadan's. Introduced by Assembly Speaker Richard Perkins, is slated to be heard on Monday, March 28th at 9:30 a.m. before the Assembly Judiciary Committee in Carson City. AB 232 seeks to clarify Nevada's definition of concealed carry by defining "upon the person" to mean actually on the person or in a container carried by the person. AB 232 will also amend state law to allow for compliance with the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004, which...
  • To Bear Arms? Now, It's Illegal in Brazil. (Could it happen here?)

    03/07/2005 5:48:52 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 11 replies · 618+ views
    Brazzil Magazine ^ | September 22, 2004 | Staff
    Whether issued by the Federal Police or state police, all licenses to bear firearms in Brazil expired yesterday. To obtain a license or renew the current one, one must comply with the rules of the Disarmament Statute. One of these rules is that the applicant must be at least 25 years old. The head of the National Arms System, Fernando Segóvia, recalled that the legislation stipulates two basic conditions for citizens to obtain gun licenses in Brazil: to be engaged in a dangerous occupation or to be threatened with bodily harm. "These individuals will have to substantiate this, by presenting...
  • New RKBA pro-NFA group formed!

    01/09/2005 11:17:13 PM PST · by Richard-SIA · 6 replies · 325+ views
    Richard/SIA ^ | 1/9/05 | Self
    New RKBA pro-NFA group formed! The url is: http://www.machinegunner.com/phpBB2/ Our main focus is reform of ATFE via congress. We have several goals, some more immediate than others. Forcing ATFE to treat all law abiding NFA enthusiast with the respect any American is entitled to expect from their government's agents. Getting ATFE to correct the errors in the NFRTR. Getting an accurate accounting of where the $1,000,000 previously appropriated by congress to "fix" the NFRTR went. A minimum level of competence for ATFE Tech Branch. Making ATFE Tech decisions binding on ATFE. Support for the proposed VHFA bill in congress. Repeal...
  • A World Without Guns

    12/31/2004 2:34:39 PM PST · by jkid2 · 80 replies · 2,401+ views
    www.nationalreview.com ^ | December 5, 2001 | Dave Kopel
    Imagine the world without guns" was a bumper sticker that began making the rounds after the murder of ex-Beatle John Lennon on December 18, 1980. Last year, Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, followed up on that sentiment by announcing she would become a spokeswoman for Handgun Control, Inc. (which later changed its name to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and which was previously named the National Council to Control Handguns). So let's try hard to imagine what a world without guns would look like. It isn't hard to do. But be forewarned: It's not a pretty picture...
  • Swiss Miss (gun rights threatened in Switzerland)

    10/02/2003 2:48:06 PM PDT · by Klickitat · 2 replies · 133+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 10-02-03 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Swiss Miss Policymakers aiming in the wrong direction. By John R. Lott Jr. Two years ago — on September 27, 2001 — a lone gunman shot and killed shot 14 people in the cantonal parliament in Zug, near Zurich. To the Swiss justice minister, Ruth Metzler, the country's liberal gun laws were responsible. Joined by the Swiss People's party, the Radical party, and the Swiss business federation, Metzler has called for registering guns, banning others, and tightening controls on buying guns as obvious solutions to make sure nothing like that happens again. Ever since Switzerland's founding in 1291, an armed...
  • Unlicensed guns confiscated: Bomb squad called to Dedham man's home

    12/20/2002 4:46:38 PM PST · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 70 replies · 515+ views
    Daily News Transcript ^ | 12/19/2002 | Erin Walsh
    DEDHAM - A local man police described as a gun fanatic was arrested Tuesday after police confiscated 24 firearms and more than 15,000 rounds of ammunition and gunpowder from his home. Police arrested William Doherty, 54, of 42 Woodleigh Road at 9:30 a.m., after an investigation led by Officer Bobby Walsh uncovered Doherty was in possession of the guns without a license. Doherty was released pending charges later that day and police are consulting with the District Attorney's office to ensure proper charges are filed. Armed with a search warrant, police found an assortment of revolvers, pistols, rifles and shotguns...
  • LOCK-AND-LOAD ASHCROFT (Mary McGrory Barf Alert)

    06/03/2002 12:08:54 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 38 replies · 251+ views
    Common Dreams News Center ^ | 05/19/2002 | By Mary McGrory
    Various people have various ideas about what the country needs most. Seniors think it's prescription drug benefits; the young are for more liberal college loans. But our attorney general, John Ashcroft, has the most novel: He thinks what this country needs is more guns. Already there are 200 million guns in circulation within our borders. Does this number help to explain why we have between 20,000 and 30,000 gun deaths a year? Editors note: Omigosh! Guns are dying!! We must set up a trama center for the poor dying guns!!!! Do it for the DERRINGERS...... Ashcroft does not connect the...