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  • The Real Reason Why Liberals Are Scared of Women with Guns

    07/11/2014 8:24:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 7/9/2014 | Susan L.M. Goldberg
    Between girls hunting big game to feed starving children in Africa to mothers bearing arms and Bibles on social media, America either needs another birth control issue or an exorcist to stop the head spinning of the most illiberal liberals among us. Conservatives are quick to distinguish a Christian supporter of the Second Amendment (in this case, Holly Hobby Lobby) from a jihadist: …[this] “dangerous strand of Christian fundamentalism” is so extraordinarily “dangerous” that it has not only failed to engender any “real violence” but it can’t even bring itself to threaten harm?
  • Once Again, Gun Owners Like You Vanquish Reid and Obama

    07/11/2014 3:13:45 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 4 replies
    Gun Owners of America/gunowners.org ^ | July 10, 2014 | Gun Owners of America
    “Gun Owners of America [has] blasted the bill as a ‘fake pro-gun bill designed to re-elect endangered anti-gun [Senators] up in 2014 in pro-gun states.’” -- Roll Call, July 9, 2014 Earlier today, the “Harry Reid Preservation Act,” S. 2363, went down to defeat, as pro-gun Senators successfully filibustered the bill by a vote of 56-41. As you know, S. 2363 was a “nothing-burger bill” which existed solely to elect anti-gun Democrats in Red States. This includes Senators like sponsor Kay Hagan (D-NC) -- pluscosponsors such as Mark Begich (D-AK), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Mark Udall (D-CO), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Al...
  • Amid gangland shootings, Chicago leaders call for federal resources

    07/11/2014 2:04:00 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 30 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 10, 2014 | Mike Tobin
    Jasmine Curry, a mother of five and five months pregnant, lay dead along Chicago’s Dan Ryan expressway Wednesday morning, the latest victim in Chicago’s epidemic of gunfire with a bullet to the head. It was uncommon that she was shot on the expressway, not uncommon that someone from her neighborhood was killed. In fact, Jasmine was not even the first person in her family to be gunned down. The gangland vendettas raged on the South and West Sides of Chicago over the holiday weekend. Thirteen people were killed, another 58 wounded as the bullets flew. Police were fired on and...
  • Chris Christie’s Faking It on Gun Rights

    07/10/2014 11:15:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 10, 2014 | Olivia Nuzzi
    Twenty years before he killed a cap on magazine rounds, the Republican entered politics explicitly to fight for an assault-weapons ban and bullet limit. A gun control bill landed on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s desk on July 2, the same day that two parents of children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, took to the Trenton State House to try to convince him to sign it. When Christie vetoed the bill instead—not even blinking at the pleas from the victims’ families—he sent a message to conservatives and gun-rights groups that he is still a...
  • Bloomberg Disses Rural Colorado: 'I Don't Think There's Roads' in Colorado Springs or Pueblo

    07/10/2014 4:08:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jul 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg scoffed at rural Colorado’s reaction to gun control during an interview with Rolling Stone in this month’s magazine, suggesting that only the parts of the country without even the most basic components of civilization would be opposed to more gun control. Bloomberg was asked about the successful recall races of Democratic State Senators in response to the strict gun control legislation passed in the state. “The NRA went after two or three state Senators in a part of Colorado where I don't think there's roads. It's as far rural as you can get,” he said. ......
  • Miami-Dade Police Urge Residents To Arm Themselves After Possible Budget Cuts

    07/10/2014 10:58:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    WSVN News .. TruthRevolt ^ | 7.10.2014 | Yehuda Remer
    "If the mayor’s not going to provide security....get yourself some firearms because you’re going to have to protect yourselves" . John Rivera, president of the Miami-Dade Police Benevolent Association, has warned Florida residents to arm themselves because the police are not coming. Speaking to WSVN News, Rivera said, “If the mayor’s not going to provide security, then my recommendation, as an experienced law enforcement officer for nearly 40 years, is either buy yourself an attack dog, put bars on your windows and doors and get yourself some firearms because you’re going to have to protect yourselves.”
  • Study: Murder, Violent Crime Fall as Concealed Carry Rises 130 Percent

    07/10/2014 7:53:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/10/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    A study released by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) shows the murder and violent crime rate has fallen significantly while concealed carry in this country surged 130 percent. According to the CPRC, concealed carry permit holders in the U.S. rose from 4.6 million in 2007 to 11.1 million during the time period of 2007 to 2013. And during that span, as more Americans got permits to carry guns with them for self-defense, the murder rate fell from "5.6 to 4.4 per 100,000." This is a 22 percent drop. "Overall violent crime also fell by 22 percent over that period...
  • Media Campaign Against Chipotles Open Carry is Backfiring

    07/09/2014 2:27:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The marketing expertise of Moms Demand Action has created a media campaign to demonize the open carry of long guns, especially in Texas.   Shannon Watts, who heads MDA is a longtime professional at creating media campaigns:  She is not just Suzy Homemaker or some low-grade employee at a small company but a heavy Public relations hitter, savvy on the ways of media manipulation and making her clients look good. Basically she “grows” astroturf for a living. Open carry activism in Texas has become so effective that both Governor candidates have endorsed the legalization of the open carry of handguns,...
  • ID: Most Students Comfortable with Guns on Campus

    07/09/2014 6:55:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    As I followed the story of the Idaho legislature making the carrying of guns on campus legal for a small subset of students that were highly trained, it was shocking to see how much silly disinformation was published in an attempt to railroad the legislators into voting against the measure.   Everything was thrown at them, from the usual "blood in the streets" fallacies, to smears of adult students as irresponsible drunks, to a highly inventive notion that Idaho campuses would lose funding for nuclear research reactors.  One educator asked when he would be able to shoot students, in a...
  • How Massachusetts H.4121 Would Abolish The Second Amendment

    07/09/2014 4:55:11 AM PDT · by RealityAlwaysWins · 27 replies
    Reality Always Wins ^ | 7/8/2014 | Youtube
    This legislation is pretty scary. In Massachusetts you have to have either a License To Carry or a Firearms Identification Card to own a firearm. The H.4121 legislation would make the issuance of both of those items totally discretionary. The police chief can deny your request and simply declare you "unsuitable" for any arbitrary reason. If they can get this to pass, then plan on seeing the same approach attempted in other states. How Massachusetts H.4121 Would Abolish The Second Amendment
  • The real reason gun control is failing

    07/09/2014 12:00:51 AM PDT · by Innovative · 58 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 8, 2014 | Ana Marie Cox
    Full title: The real reason gun control is failing. Americans are still OK with guns, and until we can change that, Michael Bloomberg's millions won't mean a thing But there is no such thing as a neutral position on guns, because there is no such thing as a neutral gun. Guns have one purpose: to kill things. They are no more neutral than a poison. Guns are not objects, and I doubt we can change the way our country deals with them by thinking of guns as merely potentially dangerous things that need to be regulated, no different than unstable...
  • Store Ignores Obvious Signs, Goes Overboard With Its Anti-Gun Policy

    07/08/2014 6:31:43 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 8th, 2014 | Chuck
    A furniture store in Takoma Park, Maryland that calls itself a “Weapons Free Environment” took its policy a bit too far on Independence Day. That’s when a loss prevention officer at IKEA approached Alan Goldberg, who carried a visible, holstered firearm into the store, telling him he would have to leave the premises or place the weapon in his vehicle, according to NBC Washington. The request caught Goldberg off guard: he is Takoma Park’s chief of police, and he was in uniform during his visit.
  • Chinese Man Guns Down Unidentified Chinese Woman in Tokyo

    07/08/2014 3:14:22 PM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Photo of Crime Scene It is not often that you read of homicides in Japan that involve firearms.   Firearms are tightly controlled; Japanese are some of the most law abiding people on the planet; and firearms have never been widely available. It is not surprising that when such a homicide occurs, it involves foreigners.  In this case, a Chinese man appears to be the perpetrator and a Chinese woman the victim.   The article assumes that the victim was married to the man, but the police had not identified her.   From japantimes.co: The pair reportedly started to quarrel after entering...
  • Blame weak gun laws for holiday violence, Chicago's top cop says

    07/08/2014 1:55:27 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | July 7, 2014 | Michael Pearson
    Chicago's police superintendent lashed out at what he called lax state and federal gun laws after a violent Fourth of July weekend that saw more than 60 people shot and nine killed in a city already known for frequent shootings. "There has to come a tipping point where this changes," Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Monday of the violence. "The illogical nature of what's happening here -- that government can intercede and prevent this from happening is overwhelming. And I refuse to think otherwise in a great country like America that we can continue to allow this to happen...
  • MO: Court Rules for RKBA on Ballot August 6th

    07/08/2014 5:59:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On 1 July, 2014, Judge Jon Beetem dismissed the lawsuit against placing the constitutional right to keep and bear arms on the August 6th primary ballot. Other states that have placed similar measures before the public have seen overwhelming support for them, often with majorities over 74%.   Wisconsin passed such a measure in 1998 with 74% of the vote.   Kansas passed their amendment with 88% of the vote in 2010.  Louisiana did the same with 74% of the vote in 2012.    Oklahoma has a similar measure on the ballot for this November.   It seems likely that Democrat Governor Nixon...
  • Joe Scarborough slams Chris Christie on guns

    07/08/2014 5:53:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 8, 2014 | Jonathan Topaz
    Joe Scarborough on Tuesday slammed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s refusal to meet with the parents of the Sandy Hook shooting, calling his defense one of the “stupidest arguments” he’s ever heard. The Republican governor declined to meet with the families of children who were killed in the December 2012 shooting at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School, who wanted to discuss gun control legislation. Christie last week vetoed a state bill that would have banned ammunition magazines that held more than ten rounds. The governor said that it would have been “really hypocritical” to meet with the families who wanted...
  • BLOOMBERG'S GUN CONTROL GROUP HAS "NO INFLUENCE," PRODUCES NO RESULTS

    07/08/2014 3:20:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 8,2014 | Awr Hawkins
    On July 7, CNN's John King told the Associated Press's Julie Pace that Michael Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety has demonstrated "no influence" in the coming November elections.
  • Biden: ‘Tea Baggers’ Preventing New Gun-Control Laws

    07/08/2014 12:47:30 AM PDT · by Innovative · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | July 7, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Vice president Joe Biden has disparaged gun-rights advocates as “tea baggers,” CNN host John Walsh told reporters today. ... ‘They’re all scared sh*tless of the NRA, aren’t they?’” (said John Walsh) “‘John, every one of them,’” the vice president replied, according to Walsh. “‘Because the NRA will run a tea-bagger against you. . . . They’ll put 5 million bucks against you.’”
  • John Walsh, CNN's New Anti-NRA Advocate

    07/07/2014 7:39:44 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | July 4, 2014 20:09 GMT | Dylan Byers
    John Walsh, the host of CNN's new primetime series "The Hunt," looks set to replace Piers Morgan as the cable network's in-house gun control advocate. "We have a serious problem with guns in this country, and we refuse to address it," Walsh, the creator and host of "America's Most Wanted," told reporters on Monday. "The NRA solution to arm every grammar school 80-year-old teacher with a gun is absolutely ludicrous." Walsh also said that Vice President Joe Biden had agreed with his claim that politicians are “scared s--less” of the NRA.
  • Book Review: Rise of the Anti-Media by Brian Anse Patrick

    07/07/2014 7:29:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Rise of the Anti-Media is a profound academic examination of how the gun culture has been able to triumph in the face of overwhelming opposition from the ruling elite.   This is not a book that is light summer reading.   The issues examined, the research done, and the theory put forward to explain the phenomena, are worthy of serious study.    Information in the book is dense.  Brian Anse Patrick packs a great deal into only 282 pages.  The book captured my attention.  I devoured it in a day, but find myself repeatedly returning for more insight. It helps to...
  • 3 CPS students accused of robbing, raping girl, 16, on South Side [ Chicago ]

    07/07/2014 3:20:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Sun-Times ^ | July 5, 2014 | FRANK MAIN
    Three Chicago Public Schools students have been charged with robbing and raping a 16-year-old girl at gunpoint after she got off a CTA bus on the South Side. The students — who attend Chicago Vocational Career Academy — were ordered held without bail Saturday. ... Wearing navy blue, jail-issued sweat clothes, they appeared Saturday before Cook County Judge Peggy Chiampas, who denied them bail, saying, “Not only is this victim — but this community at large — is in grave danger.” All three defendants admitted the allegations against them
  • The Good Guys and Their Guns

    07/07/2014 8:39:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    JPFO ^ | 5 July, 2014 | Claire Wolfe
    Courtesy KFSN-TV They swaggered through the jewelry store. They thought they'd have some fun. They'd seen cool gangstas on YouTube. Like those, they had a gun. But then they nearly peed their pants 'Cause the owner of the store Emerged with loaded 12-gage.* They went racing for the door. Run, you cowards, run! 'Cause you're no match you're no match For a grandpa with a gun! The burglarly looked easy. The family was asleep. So Lance thought he could have his way And fill his pockets deep. But Dad, he grabbed a .45 And Sonny a shotgun While mom and...
  • 10 states where guns are most (and least) likely to kill people

    07/07/2014 3:27:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    Salon.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Steven Rosenfield
    In what states are guns most likely, and least likely, to kill people? Every day in America, nearly 90 people are killed by guns, a total of roughly 32,000 annually, according to federal gun violence statistics.
  • Bloomberg’s gun group to start 2014 midterms strategy by surveying candidates

    07/06/2014 11:00:30 PM PDT · by RC one · 9 replies
    washington post ^ | July 6 at 9:46 PM | Philip Rucker
    The gun-control group founded by former New York mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (I) will begin surveying all federal candidates in the 2014 midterm elections on gun issues Monday as it tries to become a political counterweight to the National Rifle Association.This is the first big step by Bloomberg — who has committed to spending $50 million of his personal fortune this year to build a national grass-roots movement that will pressure lawmakers to pass more restrictive gun laws — to devise a political strategy heading into the November elections. Bloomberg’s group, Everytown for Gun Safety, is asking all Senate and...
  • Justice Denied: Gura Files Renewed Petition for Mandamus in Palmer "Right to Bear" case

    07/06/2014 7:52:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On May 6th, about six months after Alan Gura filed a petition for a writ of mandamus in the long delayed Palmer v. District of Columbia case, he filed for a renewal of the writ. The Palmer case is a basic right to carry case against the District of Columbia, which is the only jurisdiction in the United States that categorically denies any legal ability to carry a firearm outside of the home for legal self defense.  The case was originally filed on August 6th, 2009, so the case has been pending for nearly five years; an incredible delay...
  • MO: Democrat Governor Nixon has until Mid July to Veto, Sign or Ignore Gun Law Reforms

    07/06/2014 5:08:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On the last day of the legislative session, June 3rd, the Missouri legislature passed SB646, which reforms the State's gun laws.     The bill was passed with a veto proof majority in the house, 111- 28 and a potentially veto proof majority in the Senate, 21-7.   Four senators did not vote.   Two more votes are needed to make the Senate vote veto proof.   Three of the Senators have voted pro-second amendment rights in the past.   From opencarry.org, here is some history:  Mike Parson Rep Voted for nulification bill Bob Dixon Rep Voted previously to overide veto of nullification bill...
  • 13 shot as holiday weekend begins: 'It's like an everyday normal thing' ( Gun Free Chicago )

    07/05/2014 9:55:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 4, 2014 | Peter Nickeas, Michelle Manchir and Liam Ford
    At least 13 people have been shot in Chicago at the start of the long holiday weekend, including a woman killed as she sat on a porch near Garfield Park and a man slain in front of a hair salon on the South Side, police said. ... The mother of the boy, Andrea Byes, said she is planning to move out of the two-flat where she lives with her children because of the violence, drug sales and loitering on the block. "I'm not surprised something like this happened," said Byes, 40. "It was a matter of time. They're all over...
  • Obama’s key executive actions

    07/06/2014 10:38:17 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 6 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    President Obama’s use of executive power will be a major issue in this fall’s midterm elections. The GOP is rallying its base to give control of the Senate to Republicans as a check on Obama’s powers, and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has announced the House will vote in July on a lawsuit against the president’s use of executive power. Obama, for his part, is embracing the criticism. “So sue me,” he said in a speech last week. The White House believes that by using executive power, Obama can distinguish himself from a Congress he wants to pain as dysfunctional and...
  • States look to gun seizure law after mass killings

    07/06/2014 9:30:45 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 41 replies
    Town Hall ^ | July 6 2014 | Town Hall AP
    <p>As state officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and near the University of California, Santa Barbara, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 years ago.</p>
  • Guns in the Home

    07/06/2014 4:52:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/5/2014 | Bob Owens
    In May I wrote a post at BearingArms.com that I thought was rather straightforward, discussing some of the responsibilities of gun owners. When you decide to own a firearm, you are not just exercising a right, but taking upon yourself a responsibility to use that firearm rationally, intelligently, and safely at all times, without exception.
  • From His Cold Dead Hands: When Should Grandpa Give Up His Guns?

    07/05/2014 9:31:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 5, 2014 | Bill Briggs
    Many Baby Boomers already dread “the talk” –- suggesting their aging parents surrender car keys –- but now two geriatric experts say another thorny, family question must be asked of some elderly folks. Is it time to give up your gun? In a recently published paper, the two physicians offer a five-point checklist meant to help caregivers assess whether firearms remain safe in the hands and homes of older Americans, particularly if the gun owners are exhibiting unclear thinking or depression. “Just like with some (older) people, it’s not if you should stop driving, but when,” said Dr. Ellen M....
  • NC: Legal Immigrant Right to Carry

    07/05/2014 12:31:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) is supporting the case of a legal Australian immigrant in North Carolina.   This test case will likely result in the removal of the restriction on the issuance of a concealed carry permit to people who are not U. S. citizens in North Carolina law.   SAF won a similar case in New Mexico at the end of March of this year.  In the New Mexico case, Alan M. Gottlieb stated one of the purposes of this action.    From the Washington Times: Alan M. Gottlieb, executive vice president of the foundation, said the discrimination ruling makes...
  • French Mom Stabs Kindergarten Teacher To Death In Front Of Class

    07/04/2014 11:28:20 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | 04 July 2014
    Robert Couffignal of the regional teachers union insisted that the attack was an "isolated case." He said the larger problem for schools in his region and around France is tension over economic decline and lack of job prospects for young people, especially those from poor or immigrant backgrounds.
  • Florida sheriff defends acquisition of surplus MRAP

    07/02/2014 5:59:31 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 30, 2014
    Florida sheriff defends acquisition of surplus MRAP Published June 30, 2014 Associated Press DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. – A decision by one Panhandle sheriff's office to purchase a military surplus MRAP is being criticized by some residents. The Northwest Florida Daily News reports that the Walton County Sheriff's office bought the mine-resistant and ambush-resistant MRAP for just the $2,500 cost of delivery. Sheriff Mike Adkinson says the heavy-duty vehicle will protect his officers in dangerous situations. But some residents told the newspaper that the military vehicle is an unnecessary show of force in their largely rural county.
  • The Media Guide to the AR-15 Rifle

    07/01/2014 6:05:47 AM PDT · by HammerT · 43 replies
  • The Atlantic: Doctors Most Qualified to Decide Who's Fit to Carry a Gun

    06/30/2014 10:03:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | June 30, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 30 The Atlantic ran a column focused on treating firearms as "a public health crisis" and allowing physicians "to determine who is fit to carry a gun." According to The Atlantic, "all U.S. states allow citizens to carry certain concealed weapons in public for lawful purposes, with the exception of felons, persons proven to abuse controlled substances, individuals with a history of domestic violence, and those deemed mentally unstable or dangerous." Citing the caveat regarding "those deemed mentally unstable or dangerous," The Atlantic explains that "some states may... require" a physician to sign off on a concealed carry...
  • The NRA stood tall and tough when it counted most

    06/30/2014 10:17:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/30/14 | Doug Book
    Though liberal Democrats have little appreciation for the spiritual meaning of Christmas, events of December 2012 would bring Joy to the Political World of every avid, gun-hating politician in Washington D.C. For on December 14th, twenty children and six adults responsible for their care were shot to death at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Their killer ended his own life minutes later with a round to the head. Understanding the importance of disarming the American people, gun confiscation advocates like Chuck Schumer, Diane Feinstein and Barack Obama no doubt wished the death toll had been higher. But...
  • Report: 'Apes' Sequel Pushes Gun Control

    06/29/2014 7:38:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | June 29, 2014 | Christian Toto
    Audiences will get more than a dystopian future when they line up to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes next month. The second film in the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise reportedly packs a pro-gun control message, according to a new review of the film in Variety. The story also touches on environmental fear mongering, albeit in a reduced fashion compared to the first installment. The “Apes” franchise has always been a politically loaded one, and this latest entry states its left-wing credo in ways both allegorically implicit and bluntly direct. (You’d have to be pretty obtuse...
  • Google Declares War on the Firearm Industry

    06/29/2014 7:26:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Google is taking a Bloomberg inspired step toward “curbing gun violence”. Once again demonstrating the level of ignorance that is prevalent in liberal corporate settings, the software company has decided to expand their ban on firearm-related content. Breitbart reported:According to Google Support's "Dangerous Products or Services" page, the company "[wants] to keep people safe both online and offline, so [they] won't allow the promotion of some products or services that cause damage, harm, or injury." Right. Google (ya know, the company that tracks your every move online) is trying to keep us safe. God bless those left coast liberals who...
  • Jerry Miculek “Gangster” shooting…

    06/29/2014 7:34:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    gunmartblog.com ^ | 6/27/2014 | Eric
    Its “Gangsta”! Meh…
  • Stand Your Ground explained for the non-lawyer

    06/29/2014 7:09:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 6/28/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I’ve heard more than my fair share of ignorant, biased arguments against Stand Your Ground laws in my time, particularly since the Zimmerman case. The has been a particularly useful tool for low information, anti-gun rights activists because it allows them to blend a combination of straw-men and stereotypes into one toxic mash-up. A typical example along these lines would be; Of course you like SYG laws. That way, when a white person is “threatened” by having too many black faces around they can just gun them down..
  • NC: North Carolina Repeals Gun Registration

    06/29/2014 6:07:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Gun registration was never popular in North Carolina.  The only county that required that guns be registered was Durham County, but that law was passed in 1935, and had been grandfathered in when state preemption of gun laws was codified in 1995.   Just because the law only applied to Durham County did not mean that it did not affect other people in the state or around the nation.  The law required guns to be registered.   If you were passing through Durham County, and possessed guns that were not registered in the County, you could have been charged with a...
  • Google to Block Firearm, Ammunition, Gun Accessory Ads

    06/28/2014 10:29:26 PM PDT · by dbehsman · 90 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 27, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Beginning in September, Google plans to block firearm, ammunition, and gun accessory ads. According to Google Support's "Dangerous Products or Services" page, the company "[wants] to keep people safe both online and offline, so [they] won't allow the promotion of some products or services that cause damage, harm, or injury." Included in the dangerous products for which ads will be blocked are "Guns & Parts." This covers "functional devices that appear to discharge a projectile at high velocity, whether for sport, self-defense, or combat."
  • Tactical Firearms, known for snarky political signs, says backlash from bank could shut them down

    06/28/2014 9:27:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 22, 2014 | Michele Kirk
    Tactical Firearms is appealing to the public for help fighting what it claims is a politically motivated problem with its bank. The Katy, Texas, gun store has made a national name for itself by posting snarky political signs – mostly opposing liberal gun-grabbers and Obama – on its outdoor marquee. BizPac Review has reported on several of the good-humored signs in the past, but it seems there’s not a lot to laugh about these days, according to the company’s web site and newsletter. The lengthy plea claims that the bank has called in on a loan that could put the...
  • Gun Ban Stopped by Colorado Recall Elections Aftershocks

    06/28/2014 6:16:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    After the immense amount of money, old media airtime, and Obama administration political capital was spent on enacting restrictive gun legislation in Colorado last year, the electorate rebelled. Grassroots campaigns led by people who had never been involved in politics beat the establishment. Two legislators were recalled. A third, thought to be in a safe Democratic district, resigned under pressure at the last instant, in order to save the Democrat majority in the State Senate. The political establishment was shaken. That political earthquake continues to reverberate. As part of the establishment push to disarm the population, an organization was...
  • Trayvon Martin Gun Control Laws Attacking Stand Your Ground In South Carolina

    06/27/2014 1:54:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | June 27, 2014 | Staff
    So-called Trayvon Martin gun control laws are still being supported by family lawyer Benjamin Crump, who has been traveling the nation campaigning against the expansion of Stand Your Ground laws in various states. At the same time, Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy martin, have been active in helping with the Trayvon Martin Foundation. In a related report by The Inquisitr, a Trayvon Martin monument was created by an artist who is attempting to say that social changes have not yet advanced far enough since the Civil War. George Zimmerman’s lawsuit against NBC claims the company’s employees purposefully edited audio...
  • Healthcare Update Satellite — 06-23-2014 [CCW/Gun-related]

    06/25/2014 1:14:16 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 13 replies
    Whitecoat's Call Room ^ | June 23rd, 2014 | Dr Whitecoat
    The right to carry a concealed weapon only exists if your doctor says so. Many states are requiring that physicians certify whether patients are competent to carry a concealed weapon. Some states require mandatory reporting of those deemed not competent to carry a concealed weapon. Of course, the natural extension of such laws is that if the doctors make an inappropriate determination, then the doctors can be held liable if the certifiee does something inappropriate with the weapon.This New England Journal of Medicine article shows that many doctors aren’t comfortable making that determination. Then again, I’ve heard colleagues threaten that...
  • Guns, Bathrooms, and Legal Consequences

    06/27/2014 5:47:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the most legally dangerous places to carry a handgun is in the bathroom.   It may not be as legally dangerous as an airport, but it ranks high on the list for the same reason: it creates an environment where it is easy to make a legally dangerous mistake.  A church going lady in Wisconsin found this out in March.   She will recover from the error, but it has already cost her significant time, money, and stress.   From jsonline.com: Susan Hitchler, 66, was charged in April with negligent handling of a weapon, a misdemeanor. The complaint indicated that...
  • Federal judge upholds Colorado gun laws, dismisses lawsuit

    06/27/2014 1:20:23 AM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    MSN ^ | June 27, 2014 | Reuters
    A federal judge upheld gun laws on Thursday introduced by Colorado in the wake of deadly shooting rampages there and in Connecticut, dismissing a lawsuit brought by sheriffs, gun shops, outfitters and shooting ranges. The two laws, passed in 2013 by Colorado's Democratic-controlled legislature with scant Republican support, banned ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds and required background checks for all private gun sales and transfers. After a two-week civil trial, U.S. District Chief Judge Marcia Krieger ruled the lawsuit lacked standing and said no evidence had been produced which showed limiting magazines to 15 rounds seriously diminished...
  • MI:Poll Shows Support for Making Concealed Carry Easier and Cheaper

    06/26/2014 2:34:27 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Minbcnews.com is running a poll about a proposal in Michigan to make obtaining a concealed carry permit cheaper, faster and easier in the state.  The proposal would eliminate the nearly 100 year old county gun boards, which at present have little to do.   Under the proposal background checks would be run by the State Police instead of county boards.  The 83 County gun boards, which have been accused of delaying permits, would be eliminated. The bill has passed the Senate.   It would have to pass the House and be signed by the Governor to become law. The current question...