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  • Amy Schumer’s Gun-Control Push Could Backfire

    08/04/2015 2:47:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | August 4, 2015 | Jesse Singal
    It's understandable why people are celebrating the fact that Amy Schumer has, alongside her cousin, New York senator Chuck Schumer, signed onto an effort to enact expanded gun-control laws. Amy Schumer, after all, is a star reaching the peak of her fame, and many progressives have been frustrated at the complete lack of progress on this issue, with many states loosening gun-control laws in the wake of mass shootings rather than tightening them. It seems like a clear victory to have a pop-culture star on the side of vocal gun-control efforts. But there's also a very real chance it could...
  • Chuck Schumer ‘loses it’ in meeting with Jewish leaders ( New York )

    08/04/2015 8:22:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 4, 2015 | Geoff Earle
    Charles Schumer was ready to discuss everything from gun control to drones during a press conference in his Midtown office Monday — except his position on the Iran nuclear deal. “This is such an important decision that I will not let pressure, politics or party influence [me],” Schumer said, holding fast to his weeks-long insistence that he’s still in the decision-making stage. ... “exploded” during a meeting last week with about 60 Jewish leaders.
  • BREAKING: GUN USED IN GARLAND, TEXAS ISLAMIC TERRORIST ATTACK BOUGHT UNDER OBAMA’S ‘FAST AND...

    08/03/2015 4:47:57 PM PDT · by blueyon · 23 replies
    100 percentfedup.com ^ | 8/01/15 | By 100% FED Up
    BREAKING: GUN USED IN GARLAND, TEXAS ISLAMIC TERRORIST ATTACK BOUGHT UNDER OBAMA’S ‘FAST AND FURIOUS’ You can thank Eric Holder for this. Remember Fast and Furious was a gun running program under Obama and Eric Holder. Hundreds of people have been murdered with these guns. Just another total screwup and coverup from the Obama regime. Five years before he was shot to death in the failed terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, Nadir Soofi walked into a suburban Phoenix gun shop to buy a 9-millimeter pistol. At the time, Lone Wolf Trading Co. was known among gun smugglers for selling illegal...
  • Here’s How Many Lives Were Taken in Just 8 Armed Attacks in Gun Free Zones

    08/02/2015 10:03:46 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/02/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Calls for more gun control almost always follow a public crime or terror attack in which the attacker–or attackers–use a gun. Yet many of the most infamous attacks take place in gun free zones–places where law-abiding citizens disarm themselves to comply with the rules while criminals take advantage of disarmed masses and open fire. What follows are just a few of the many examples of shootings in gun free zones that could be listed. There is not one type of firearm that can be blamed–the weapon used was sometimes a handgun, sometimes a rifle, other times a shotgun–nor is there one...
  • A CNN Founder Answers Why The Media Is Often One-Sided When It Comes To Guns

    07/31/2015 9:05:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/23/2015 | Frank Miniter
    The reporting on why U.S. Army personnel stationed at recruiting centers aren’t allowed to be armed has to make anyone who knows a little about guns, and the gun issues, wonder if those news outlets are aware of what they’re not reporting? Do they understand why some Americans feel compelled to stand outside Army recruiting centers with guns? Any curious person might then wonder if ignorance or bias is the central reason why the mainstream media so often ignores studies and facts that are inconvenient to the anti-gun-rights point of view? There are, after all, over 100 million gun owners...
  • Pentagon signals move to arm more troops at recruiting stations

    07/31/2015 7:13:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | July 30, 2015 | JAMES ROSEN
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter has given his top commanders the green light to allow more troops to carry weapons at U.S. bases, with a focus on recruiting stations, Reserve centers and other softer military targets. Carter’s actions came two weeks after a Kuwaiti-born gunman killed four Marines and a sailor before police slayed him at the Navy reserve center in Chattanooga, Tenn. “The tragic shooting on July 16 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, illustrates the continuing threat to DOD personnel in the U.S. homeland posed by homegrown violent extremists,” Carter wrote in a memo released Thursday by the Pentagon. In the memo,...
  • Defense Department authorizes arms for military recruiters

    07/31/2015 6:53:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | Bob Unruh
    A new report says the U.S. military is authorizing service members who are at remote locations – such as a recruitment center – to be armed, even if they’re not in law enforcement. In fact, a military spokesman said commanders already had the authority to “arm qualified troops at recruiting and other off-base sites.” Whether that’s a clarification of existing authority or an expansion, the protocol certainly now is being emphasized that the U.S. military needs to be aware of “the continuing threat to DoD personnel in the U.S. homeland posed by Homegrown Violent Extremists.” According to a report at...
  • Reed, Whitehouse seek end to 'default' gun sales

    07/31/2015 6:21:31 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
    U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse are calling on gun dealers to stop selling firearms to people who haven't yet passed a complete background check. The Rhode Island Democrats are joined by 11 other senators in signing a letter to three large retailers that sell firearms and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, asking them to stop "default" sales of guns, which risk selling to people who shouldn't possess guns. The letter references the recent mass shooting and murders of nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. The accused gunman had bought the .45 caliber handgun before...
  • Courts hand down another pro-gun victory in ‘Docs vs Glocks’ case

    07/30/2015 10:45:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    guns.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | Chris Eger
    A federal court Tuesday rejected a request for rehearing over Florida’s law prohibiting health care workers from asking about their patient’s firearms, lifting a long-standing injunction. A Miami U.S. District Court in what became known popularly as the “Docs vs. Glocks” case blocked the Firearm Owners’ Privacy Act, signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott (R) after passage by the state legislature in 2011. This sent the case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta, which last July handed down a 2-1 ruling reversing the lower court after finding, “the Act is a valid regulation...
  • When the Gun Lobby Tries to Justify Firearms Everywhere, It Turns to This Guy

    07/30/2015 10:08:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    motherjones.com ^ | 7/28/2015 | Julia Lurie
    When you watch the news after the latest big shooting, there's a good chance you'll come across John Lott. The 57-year-old economist has made more than 100 media appearances over the past two years, from friendly conversations on Fox News to heated debates on MSNBC and CNN. After nine churchgoers were gunned down in Charleston, South Carolina, he went on Sean Hannity's show and criticized President Obama for spreading "clearly false" information about gun violence. Following the recent mass shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, his op-ed asking "Why should we make it easy for killers to attack our military?" was among...
  • California Lawmakers Send Defiant Message to NRA After Taking Major Action on Gun Control

    07/29/2015 8:36:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    cnmnewz.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | unknown
    Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to make it illegal to be in possession of high-capacity ammo magazines, likely setting up a new Second Amendment battle in the Golden State. After passing the measure with a 12-0 vote, Councilman Paul Krekorian reportedly challenged the National Rifle Association.
  • UPDATE:Do you think people should be allowed to carry guns in public?

    07/28/2015 10:28:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 7/28/2015 | Unkown
    What do you think? Do you think people should be allowed to carry guns in public? 355k votes 92%
  • Bobby Jindal Calls for States to Follow Louisiana’s Example in Toughening Gun Laws

    07/28/2015 9:55:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 7/26/2015 | ASHLEY SOUTHALL
    Until Sunday, Mr. Jindal and most of his Republican rivals had deflected questions in recent days over whether the killings reflected a need for tighter gun control laws. On CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Mr. Jindal called for states to adopt laws similar to Louisiana’s that feed information about mental illness into a federal background check system for potential gun buyers.
  • Obama: Guns a Greater Threat Than Terrorism

    07/28/2015 8:41:13 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 95 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 26, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    When Obama spoke to BBC last week he stressed his frustration over not being able to secure more gun control and suggested that the guns outweigh terrorism as a threat to Americans’ safety. Obama’s exact words: “If you look at the number of Americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism, it’s less than 100. If you look at the number that have been killed by gun violence, it’s in the tens of thousands.” In the lead up to this statement, Obama mentioned “mass killings” with guns but did not mention mass killings or attempted mass killings in which those holding the...
  • Trump: Louisiana shooting "has nothing to do with guns"

    07/27/2015 12:54:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 26, 2015 | Reena Flores
    After a gunman opened fire in a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater last week, killing two people and injuring nine others, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is pushing back against repeated calls to strengthen gun control legislation. "These are sick people," Trump said of the shooter, John Russell Houser, who was reported to be mentally ill. "This has nothing to do with guns. This has to do with the mentality of these people." "I'm a big Second Amendment person. You need protection," the presidential hopeful added in a CNN interview Sunday. "This person from what I hear had a record of...
  • Martin O’Malley: ‘Ban Sale Of Assault Weapons,’ Launch ‘National Gun Registry’

    07/27/2015 10:02:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/26/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 24, the day after John Russell Houser allegedly used a handgun to kill two people in Lafayette, Louisiana, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley called on Congress to ban “the sale of assault weapons” and “[establish] a national gun registry.” He also said it is time to “[increase] inspections” on gun shops and mandate that gun owners lock up their guns in their homes.
  • Alabama governor lifts gun free zones at state rest areas

    07/27/2015 9:40:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    guns.com ^ | 7/27/2015 | Chris Eger
    Gov. Robert Bentley late Friday ordered workers to remove “no weapons beyond this point” signs at all state rest areas. The governor’s move came following a back and forth between Alabama Department of Transportation and state lawmakers over the legality of banning guns at rest areas for all those other than law enforcement.
  • Mark Kelly Admits Not Knowing Facts on Lafayette, Then Pushes Gun Control

    07/27/2015 8:12:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/26/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 24, Gabby Giffords’s husband Mark Kelly was questioned about the Lafayette theater attack, and after admitting all the facts were not yet known, he pushed for background checks and other gun controls. To justify the gun control push, Kelly floated the idea that alleged gunman John Russell Houser may have bought his handgun at a gun show where he could have avoided a background check.
  • Manchin: ‘I need Republican help’ to fix gun sale checks

    07/26/2015 5:58:17 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 44 replies
    One of the Senate’s biggest supporters of firearm background checks is renewing calls for Congress to fix the system in the light of a deadly theater shooting in Lafayette, La. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said Sunday that Congress should “shut down the loophole” that allows some mentally ill people, like the Louisiana movie theater shooter, to slip through the government’s system for vetting gun sales. “Right now, I need Republican help,” said Manchin, a moderate Democrat has led the push to reform background checks. “I need my friends on the Republican side of the aisle to help us with a...
  • Brady Center Loses to Lucky Gunner (they want to share winnings)

    07/26/2015 12:27:23 PM PDT · by Oatka · 15 replies
    Lucky Gunner website ^ | Lucky Gunner
    From the site: "The Brady Center recently organized a lawsuit against us. Their stated goal was to put us out of business, and we believe, to outlaw the sale of ammunition online by judicial decree. After several months of spending our own money defending the lawsuit, it was dismissed and the judge awarded us $111,971.10 as a partial reimbursement for our legal fees." "Please tell us where you want the recovered fees to go by voting in the form below."
  • Movie theater shooter's mental problems didn't stop him from buying gun

    07/26/2015 5:51:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 26, 2015
    John Russell Houser was deeply troubled long before he shot 11 people in a movie theater in Louisiana, but decades of mental problems didn't keep him from buying the handgun he used. Despite obvious and public signs of mental illness — most importantly, a Georgia judge's order committing him to mental health treatment against his will as a danger to himself and others in 2008 — Houser was able to walk into an Alabama pawn shop six years later and buy a .40-caliber handgun. [Snip] Court records reviewed by The Associated Press strongly suggest Houser should have been reported to...
  • The FBI's Misrepresentation of the Change in Mass Public Shootings

    07/25/2015 6:37:23 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 15 replies
    Social Science Research Network ^ | March 2015 | John R Lott Jr
    Important read, but downloading the paper will get more attention for the research. An FBI report released on September 16th, 2014 makes the assertion that active shooter attacks and deaths have increased dramatically since 2000 – both increasing at an annual rate of about 16 percent. As the headline in the Wall Street Journal stated: “Mass Shootings on the Rise, FBI says.” But the FBI made a number of subtle and misleading decisions as well as outright errors. Once these biases and mistakes are fixed, the annual growth rate in homicides is cut in half. When a longer period of...
  • How phony are Democrats on saving lives with gun control? THIS phony...

    07/24/2015 12:32:24 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    American Irony ^ | 7-24-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Obama says our gun laws frustrate him, and I guarantee they're not nearly as frustrating as this is to anyone with a functioning moral compass...
  • Bang! Obama cocks hammer on new gun control

    07/24/2015 11:54:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/24/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    It’s clear from news reports this year that the president is eager to spend his final months in office “pushing a gun-control agenda that is not gaining much traction with law-abiding citizens,” said David Workman, senior editor of the Gun Mag. “Whether it’s an attempt to ban ammunition or exploit tragic events, Mr. Obama appears to be trying to erode the Second Amendment any way he can.” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the president, now on a trip to Kenya and elsewhere in Africa, was briefed on the Louisiana shooting and would continue to stay updated on the...
  • Theater gunman's family called him mentally ill, violent

    07/24/2015 11:26:44 AM PDT · by PROCON · 55 replies
    AP ^ | July 24, 2015 | MELINDA DESLATTE and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN
    LAFAYETTE, La. — The man who killed two people and wounded nine others at a movie theater was so mentally ill and violent that years ago, his wife hid his guns and his family had him hospitalized against his will before obtaining a court order to keep him away. John Russel Houser, 59, stood up about 20 minutes into the "Trainwreck" movie and fired first at two people sitting in front of him, then aimed his handgun at others. Police said Friday they found 13 shell casings.
  • Obama Pledges to Use Last 18 Months in Office Pushing Gun Control

    07/24/2015 10:19:10 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 54 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    President Obama on Thursday pledged to use his last 18 months in office to work on gun control, calling it “the one area where I feel that I’ve been most frustrated and most stymied.” “If you ask me where has been the one area where I feel that I’ve been most frustrated and most stymied, it is the fact that the United States of America is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient, common-sense gun safety laws – even in the face of repeated mass killings,” he told the BBC in an interview. “And...
  • Obama's tells BBC about his biggest frustration: Gun laws

    07/24/2015 7:53:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/24/2015 | By Tom LoBianco
    One of President Barack Obama's greatest frustrations is his inability to pass stricter gun laws, he told the BBC Thursday just hours before a mass shooting in a Louisiana theater. "If you ask me where is the one area where I feel that I have been most frustrated and most stymied, it is the fact that the United States of America is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient, common sense, gun safety laws," Obama said. "Even in the face of repeated mass killings." The comments are especially notable because later on Thursday, an...
  • Lafayette, La Movie Theater Shooting was yet another gun-free zone, others in area don’t ban guns

    07/24/2015 3:37:19 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 27 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | July 23, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    The movie theater shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana occurred in yet another place that banned permitted concealed handguns. The shooting occurred at the Grand Theater. It’s “conduct policy” openly bans the carrying of guns, just like where the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting occurred. While The Grand Theatre company owns three theaters in the area, none of the other local movie theaters that are owned by other companies appear to have a similar policy (Lafitte Cinema 4, Crowley Cinema IV, The Queen Cinema). . . .
  • Baltimore police investigate 2nd triple shooting within 24 hours

    07/23/2015 8:49:01 PM PDT · by RC one · 30 replies
    abcNews.com ^ | Jul 23, 2015 | By: WMAR Staff
    BALTIMORE, Md. - Baltimore police are investigating the second triple shooting in the city within 24 hours after three shooting victims walked into an area hospital. Officers responded to a local hospital Wednesday night where medical staff directed them to three men suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Two of the victims, ages 21 and 29, had injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening. A third victim had a gunshot wounds to the chest and was listed in critical condition Thursday morning. Detectives determined that the three men were shot in the 2000 block of N. Forest Park Avenue in...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Sanctuary City Policies Are Not the Problem, Guns Are

    07/23/2015 2:24:20 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 40 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 7-23-2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During a July 23 press conference, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)(D-CA-12th) suggested the problem with sanctuary city policies isn’t the sanctuary aspect but the continued the access to guns. An unidentified reporter asked Pelosi if she supports the current GOP push to force cities to comport with immigration laws, and Pelosi made clear that she does not. She then explained her opposition by making nameless references to the July 1 murder of Kathryn Steinle–allegedly shot to death by illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez on San Francisco’s Pier 14–and argued that sanctuary cities are not the problem. Pelosi said:...
  • Disarmed military personnel are sitting ducks for terror attacks

    07/23/2015 10:02:06 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 23, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    In the wake of the Chattanooga shootings, in which five unnamed U.S. servicemen were murdered by a self-radicalized jihadist, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno suggested that allowing soldiers on base or at recruiting centers “could cause more problems than it solves.” With all due respect to his service and status, this is nonsense.
  • Watts Admits Lacking ‘Facts’ on Chattanooga, Wants More Gun Control Anyway

    07/23/2015 9:49:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 7/22/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 20 2015, Moms Demand Action president Shannon Watts admitted, “we’re still learning the facts about what happened in Chattanooga,” then she called for more gun control. To do this, Watts took the few facts that are known, twisted them ever so slightly, then regurgitated them in a way she believes will support gun control. For example, she took the FBI’s statement that alleged Chattanooga gunman Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez passed a background check for at least “some” of the guns he had during the attack and interpreted it to mean Abdulazeez “took advantage of the online gun sale loophole...
  • Ban all gun-free slaughter zones

    07/23/2015 7:07:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/23/2015 | Ted Nugent
    There’s a debate whether or not to allow U.S. Marine warriors and other trained American military heroes to be armed. Seriously? The United States of America has plummeted so embarrassingly, so criminally low as to question the trustworthiness of its armed forces? Freedom-loving hearts are breaking at a scary, record rate across the once-free world. What’s next? Whether to allow firefighters access to water? The planet of the apes flew over the cuckoo’s nest meets clockwork orange Mad magazine punk’d TV. Nice fundamental transformation, traitors. Well done. When laws mandating gun-free zones fail every time to reduce carnage and loss...
  • Jon Stewart To President Obama: Act Quickly If You’re Going ‘To Take Away Americans’ Guns’

    07/22/2015 9:16:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/22/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During the July 21 airing of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart told President Barack Obama he needs to act quickly if he’s going to “take away Americans’ guns and declare martial law.” Obama walked out to sit beside Stewart amid rousing rounds of applause. The two exchanged niceties amid laughter, with Stewart pointing out Obama has “about a year” left in office and Obama responded by saying he is going to issue an executive order forbidding Stewart from leaving The Daily Show. (Stewart previously announced he is leaving the show in August.) According to Deadline, Stewart then...
  • For more Americans, owning a gun = safety

    07/22/2015 3:49:01 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 15 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | July 22, 2015 | John R Lott Jr
    Americans are increasingly convinced that owning a gun makes them safer. A new Rasmussen poll found that an overwhelming margin of Americans (68 to 22 percent) “feel safer in a neighborhood where guns are allowed.” And a series of polls by Gallup, Pew Research Center, and ABC News/Washington Post show similar results. But it isn’t just what people say. They are clearly putting increased stock in self-defense. Since 2007, the number of concealed handgun permits has soared from 4.6 million to 12.8 million. A new study by the Crime Prevention Research Center finds that a record 1.7 million permits have...
  • Older people need guns, too

    07/22/2015 4:01:23 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 21, 2015 | John R Lott Jr
    Have you ever thought of letting someone else manage your finances? If President Obama has his way, Social Security recipients who have trouble managing their finances will be banned from buying a gun. If Social Security were to start classifying these people as “mentally defective,” some 4.2 million Social Security recipients could be affected – about 10 percent of all people 65 and older. But it is a real reach to say those who can’t manage their finances are a physical danger to themselves or others. What is next? Saying that people who can’t drive well or fail a math...
  • Lawyer: Threat widens in federal gun grab (Who will be next?)

    07/21/2015 9:48:20 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 42 replies
    WND ^ | July 21, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    Vets targeted, then Social Security recipients, then those with student loans and ... It began with letters from the Veterans Administration informing returning veterans they were being declared incompetent and someone would be appointed to handle their financial affairs. The veterans then were told they, consequently, could no longer own weapons. Now the same plan is being considered for recipients of Social Security, the Los Angeles Times said. The paper said the Obama administration is pushing to ban Social Security beneficiaries from owning guns if they “lack the mental capacity to manage their own affairs.” The report describes to the...
  • Sowell: The Fact-Free Left

    07/21/2015 4:19:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 21, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    The outrage over another multiple murder of American military personnel on American soil by another Islamic extremist has been exacerbated by the fact that these military people had been ordered to be unarmed — and therefore sitting ducks. Millions of American civilians have also been forbidden to have guns, and are also sitting ducks — for criminals, terrorists or psychos. You might think that, before having laws or policies forcing fellow human beings to be defenseless targets, those who support such laws and policies would have some factual basis for believing that these gun restrictions save more lives, on net...
  • Best States for Gun Owners 2015

    07/21/2015 8:47:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    gunsandammo.com ^ | 7/21/2015 | Keith Wood
    Rather than simply reverse the rankings made by anti-gun groups, G&A has conducted a thorough review of each state’s laws and considered initiatives pending in state legislatures. Every effort has been made to create a ranking system that is fair, equitable, accurate and objective. States were ranked numerically in each of five categories: right-to-carry, right to own “black rifles” (i.e., firearms possessing a tactical appearance), presence of the Castle Doctrine, subjects relating to the National Firearms Act (NFA) and a catchall miscellaneous column.
  • ATF Works With FBI And VA To Get Veterans’ Guns Taken Away

    07/21/2015 8:03:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/21/2015 | Patrick Howley
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is involved in a government effort to disarm America’s veterans and seniors who may lack the capacity to manage their finances. And it’s not just veterans facing this scrutiny: now it’s anybody who gets Social Security. New documents obtained by The Daily Caller reveal that ATF, a division of the Department of Justice, is working with the FBI and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to enter veterans who get VA benefits into the government’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System. TheDC first reported on a government program in which the...
  • Ben Carson Is Talking About Guns Again, and He’s Clarifying a Very Important Point(t)

    07/21/2015 7:02:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 7/21/2015 | Fred Lucas
    Any doubts Ben Carson left about his commitment to the Second Amendment stemmed from “political inexperience,” the famed neurosurgeon told TheBlaze. Carson, who is among the leading Republican presidential candidates in most polls, said in 2013 shortly after the public began calling for him to run for president, that the right to own a semi-automatic weapon depended on whether someone lived in a rural or populated area.
  • Bloomberg's Everytown Lauches Gun Control Push In Wake Of Chattanooga

    07/20/2015 2:00:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 20-24, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety has launched a “six-figure ad buy” to push for more gun control in the wake of alleged gunman Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez’s attack on Marines and sailors in Chattanooga.
  • Obama pushes to extend gun background checks to Social Security

    07/18/2015 9:46:09 AM PDT · by PROCON · 85 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | July 18, 2015 | Alan Zarembo
    Seeking tighter controls over firearm purchases, the Obama administration is pushing to ban Social Security beneficiaries from owning guns if they lack the mental capacity to manage their own affairs, a move that could affect millions whose monthly disability payments are handled by others. The push is intended to bring the Social Security Administration in line with laws regulating who gets reported to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, which is used to prevent gun sales to felons, drug addicts, immigrants in the country illegally and others. A potentially large group within Social Security are people who,...
  • The ‘Other Country’ Fallacy

    07/19/2015 8:03:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    welikeshooting.com ^ | 7/17/2015 | Savage One
    Whenever an argument comes up for gun control, the United Kingdom and Australia are brought forth as examples where gun control ‘worked’. “Australia and the UK banned a lot of guns and instituted strict gun control and their gun crime went down, so if other countries besides the US can ‘make gun control work’ we should follow their example here”. There are a number of fallacies and biases that this line of reasoning adheres to; correlation = causation, , single cause fallacy, the ‘bandwagon’ fallacy or ‘appeal to popularity, and confirmation bias through functional fixation, otherwise known as technological determinism...
  • Clyburn looks to capitalize on Charleston shooting with new background check “loophole” bill

    07/19/2015 7:43:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 7/19/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    A Democratic congressman has introduced a bill that aims to tighten regulations on gun purchases, in the wake of the church shooting last month in Charleston, South Carolina… Rep. James Clyburn’s (D-South Carolina) bill aims to end the “default proceed” rule. The rule currently allows federally licensed firearms dealers who have initiated a background check to sell the firearm if they have not been notified by the FBI within three business days whether or not the sale of a firearm to a certain individual would violate federal laws… US Senators Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) have also pressed...
  • ITAR & You

    07/18/2015 10:46:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    weapon-blog.com ^ | 7/16/2015 | Aaron Spuler
    Recently, the State Department announced that they intended to make some changes to ITAR regulations as part of the President’s Export Control Reform efforts. You may have heard the Internet chatter about this measure and the proposed implications of it silencing the media when it comes to posting technical information about the manufacture of weapons (firearms and ammunition.) That being said, there’s more to it when you dig a little deeper, which is exactly what I’ll be doing in this article.
  • Gen. Odierno: We have to be careful about over-arming ourselves

    07/18/2015 8:35:43 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 74 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 7/18/2015 | Staff
    <p>WASHINGTON — As Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith fights for his life after being shot at a military support center in Tennessee, his grandmother wonders why troops at recruiting and reserve offices aren't allowed to have guns.</p> <p>It's a question many were asking Friday, a day after the deadly shooting that killed four Marines and injured three others in Chattanooga. Military officials say the Pentagon shouldn't rush to change the ban, which is governed in part by century-old law, because arming troops in those facilities could cause more problems than it might solve.</p>
  • A Music Legend Just Dropped The Hammer On Obama With EPIC Rant Sparked By Chattanooga Shootings

    07/17/2015 4:33:12 PM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | 7/17/2015 | Charlie Daniels
    One of America’s most famous country rock musicians excoriated President Obama for how he reacted publicly after what many believe to have been a terrorist attack in Chattanooga, Tenn., that left four Marines dead Thursday — a mass murder allegedly committed by a lone shooter. Charlie Daniels, known for “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and “This Ain’t No Rag, It’s a Flag,” took to Twitter Friday to share his thoughts on the shooting:
  • Ark. Governor authorizes National Guard to "arm full-time military personnel"

    07/17/2015 4:27:29 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 19 replies
    kait8.com ^ | Jul 17, 2015 | Region 8 Newsdesk
    As the investigation into the shooting deaths of 4 Marines continues, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson authorized Arkansas National Guard Adjutant General Mark Berry to arm full-time military personnel.
  • Army Boss: Letting Soldiers Defend Themselves from Terrorists "Causes More Problems Than it Solves"

    07/17/2015 11:04:07 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 76 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | July 17, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Ladies and gentlemen, the modern military where our best weapons is tolerance, our strength is diversity and gun control is the answer to fighting terrorists. The Tennessean reports that Abdulazeez pulled in front of a recruiting location, shared by various military branches, and shot holes through the “doors and glass… [of] the… Air Force, Navy and Marine offices.” He allegedly did this while sitting in his car. Ironically, one of the earliest post-attack photos of the recruiting center shows shattered glass and bullet holes by the very sign that designated the office a gun free zone. But don't get...