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  • The Sikh Temple Massacre and Gun Control

    08/07/2012 7:43:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/07/2012 | Stu Tarlowe
    While the shootings at the Sikh temple will no doubt inspire more calls for "gun control," I very much doubt that the Sikhs themselves will be among those calling for the citizenry to be disarmed. I'm hardly an expert on Sikhism, but I am a dilettante; I know at least a little bit about a great many things, and some of the few things I know about Sikhs are relevant to a discussion of the shootings at the Sikh Gurdwara (temple) in Wisconsin and renewed calls for "gun control" that are sure to follow. I believe Sikhs to be among...
  • 3D printing may spell the beginning of the end for gun control

    08/06/2012 7:03:09 PM PDT · by JohnPierce · 80 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | August 6, 2012 | John Pierce
    --IMAGE HERE-- The lower receiver of the gun pictured at the top of this article was not purchased from a licensed dealer, nor was it purchased from an individual. This lower was ‘printed’ using a 3D printer and it may spell the beginning of the end for the gun control movement. 3D ‘printing’ is an emerging technology that has been commercially available for some time but is only now achieving inroads into the consumer market. 3D ‘printers’ are in fact computer controlled material handling systems that lay down successive layers of polymer or other material based upon a computer model...
  • Obama: America needs "soul searching" on gun violence

    08/06/2012 4:30:15 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 65 replies
    reuters ^ | 8/6/12 | Matt Spetalnick
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Monday that mass killings like the shooting rampage at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin were occurring with "too much regularity" and should prompt soul searching by all Americans, but he stopped short of calling for new gun-control laws. "All of us are heart-broken by what happened," Obama told reporters at the White House a day after a gunman opened fire on Sikh worshippers preparing for religious services, killing six before he was shot dead by a police officer. But when asked whether he would push for further gun-control measures in the wake of...
  • Lautenberg’s ammo ban bill would strip away long-standing privacy protections

    08/06/2012 1:30:16 PM PDT · by JohnPierce · 6 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | August 6, 2012 | John Pierce
    ‘‘You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.’’ - Rahm Emanuel --IMAGE HERE-- Over the course of my last several articles, I have written about the rush by Democratic senators to use the Aurora tragedy as a means of advancing their gun-control agenda. The first bill to emerge was an amendment to the Cybersecurity bill drafted by Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer, Frank Lautenberg, Barbara Boxer, Jack Reed, Bob Menendez, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Dianne Feinstein, which would have banned the sale,...
  • WH: DOJ will work on background checks for guns until Congress passes gun laws

    08/06/2012 10:32:29 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 101 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 8/6/12 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama’s spokesman blamed Congress for the lack of stronger gun control legislation and promised that the Justice Department would improve background checks to enhance security. The president’s approach is that we should work with Congress when possible and administratively when allowed,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters when asked about strengthening gun control laws — laws that must respect Second Amendment rights, he said.
  • Do we really need to own guns? (Yes, he's serious)

    08/05/2012 2:26:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2012 | Joseph Cotto
    Following the Aurora shooting, the subject of gun control has returned to our national dialogue. Earlier this week, I wrote about my plan for firearms safety. The article itself was quite popular in terms of readership, but not so much when it came to reader commentary. What I proposed was quite simple; that a thirty day waiting period for firearm sales be mandated by the government. During this time, law enforcement officials would conduct a series of comprehensive background checks on all purchasers. If nothing negative were to turn up, then an individual could retrieve his or her gun after...
  • Point of View: Why gun control wouldn't eliminate mass killings

    08/05/2012 7:36:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    jacksonville.com ^ | 5 August, 2012 | Cathy Young
    In the wake of the horrific mass shooting in an Aurora, Colo., many are urging a new conversation on gun control while others acknowledge with bitter resignation that no meaningful action to restrict guns will be taken because the will for it just isn’t there. Support for tighter gun laws has dropped sharply over the past 20 years, and gun rights groups have far more political clout than gun control advocates. Liberal and left-leaning websites are full of comments lamenting America’s barbaric gun culture and Americans’ irrational attachment to firearms. Yet a closer look at the facts shows that it’s...
  • CU Psychiatrist Called Threat-Team Members About Holmes

    08/02/2012 6:40:12 AM PDT · by libstripper · 11 replies
    TheDenverChannel.com ^ | Aug.1, 2012 | Arthur Kane & John Ferugia
    DENVER -- The psychiatrist treating accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes was so concerned about his behavior that she notified other members of the University of Colorado Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment, or BETA, team that he could potentially be a danger to others, sources with knowledge of the investigation told CALL7 Investigators.
  • On the Way to Fast and Furious Accountability: Round One

    08/02/2012 3:35:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2012 | Katie Pavich
    Yesterday Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee Charles Grassley issued a 211-page report and more than 2,000 documents, pinning much of the blame for Operation Fast and Furious on five ATF supervisors. This is the first in a series of three reports expected to be released. An initial look at the report and the documents reminds us of a few things and also brings us new information. First, it was just over a month ago when Attorney General Eric Holder became the first sitting cabinet member in history to be...
  • What Mayor Bloomberg Doesn't Know About Police and Guns

    08/01/2012 6:16:11 PM PDT · by ThomasHart · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 1, 2012 | John R. Lott Jr
    In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Colorado, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg called on police to join him in fighting for more gun control: "I don't understand why the police officers across this country don't stand up collectively and say we're going to go on strike." It is illegal for police to go on strike, and Mr. Bloomberg later backed off his statement. But the mayor is just as far off the mark in his assumption that police agree with him on gun control. Take the annual survey by the National Association of Chiefs of Police of...
  • gun control vanity

    07/31/2012 9:37:42 PM PDT · by RC one · 6 replies
    8/1/12 | RCone
    I think this is probably my first vanity post here and I've been here for a while. I thought maybe this was worth posting though. There's a popular gun control e-mail letter that shows up every now and then and discusses the relationship between gun control and various (primarily left wing) government genocides. I thought it might be fun to include a greatly expanded version of this letter which includes pictures and links to supporting documentation which helps to, well, support the veracity of the original letter. Here is one version of the original letter:1-----Nazi Germany established gun control in...
  • Obama will 'evaluate' bill to ban online munition sales

    07/31/2012 4:12:59 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 30, 2012 | Susan Crabtree
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that President Obama will "evaluate" a new bill that would ban online ammunition sales in the wake of the shooting massacre in Aurora, Colo. That left 12 dead and dozens more injured. During the daily press briefing, Mr. Earnest was asked whether Mr. Obama supports the measure, which aims to end sales of unlimited amounts of ammunition on the Internet and other mail orders. The bill also would force ammunition dealers to report large sales of bullets and other munitions to law enforcement authorities
  • [IL Governor] Quinn (D) Pushes for Assault Weapon Ban

    07/31/2012 4:27:08 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 37 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12:26 p.m. CDT, July 31, 2012 | By Ray Long and Monique Garcia
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn is renewing a push in Illinois to ban assault weapons in the wake of the killings at a Colorado theater that left 12 dead and dozens more wounded. The Democratic governor also revealed plans today to propose a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines in Illinois. He said in a letter to all state lawmakers that he supports the U.S. Constitution's 2nd Amendment right to bear arms, but the "proliferation of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines undermines public safety and the right of personal security of every citizen." The proposal comes in the form...
  • Hillary Clinton: America's Worst Secretary of State

    08/01/2012 5:59:32 AM PDT · by opentalk · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 1, 2012 | Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison
    The scene could hardly have been more bizarre: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade was pelted with rotten tomatoes and shoes as she was being driven to the opening of a U.S. Consulate General in the ancient Egyptian city of Alexandria....Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's ostensible reason for being in Alexandria was to take part in the flag-raising ceremony for our Consulate General. This is a disgrace. Alexandria was once home to a flourishing Jewish community. Jews flourish there no more. Her symbolic presence there embodies everything wrong about this administration's foreign policy. Until recently, it was hard to...
  • Enough Propaganda About Gun Control (Thomas Sowell)

    08/01/2012 1:04:57 AM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 31 July 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    By Thomas Sowell, senior fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Since so many in the media cannot resist turning every tragedy into a political talking point, it was perhaps inevitable that (1) someone would try to link the shooting rampage at the "Batman" movie in Colorado to the tea party, and that (2) some would try to make it a reason to impose more gun control laws. Too many people in the media cannot seem to tell the difference between reporting the news and creating propaganda. NBC News apparently could not resist doctoring the transcript of the conversation between George Zimmerman...
  • Senate sets up cyber vote for Thursday, lawmakers still working on amendments (gun control still in)

    07/31/2012 6:58:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 31, 2012 | Ramsey Cox & Jennifer Martinez
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday filed a motion to end debate and proceed to the cybersecurity bill. The move sets up a key vote Thursday, but it looks like Reid won't have the 60 votes necessary to move forward because of a fight with Republicans over amendments to the bill. The two sides have been trying to reach a deal on what amendments will be considered, and Reid said he was disappointed that an agreement wasn’t reached Tuesday. “To say I’m disappointed is a tremendous understatement,” Reid said Tuesday night. “I thought we’d all put national security...
  • Pew Research:Views on Gun Laws Unchanged After Aurora Shooting

    07/31/2012 3:37:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 2 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | July 30, 2012 | Staff
    There has been no significant change in public views on the issue of gun control and gun rights following the July 20th shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Currently, 47% say it is more important to control gun ownership, while 46% say it is more important to protect the rights of Americans to own guns. That is virtually unchanged from a survey earlier this year in April, when 45% prioritized gun control and 49% gun rights. Other recent major shootings also had little effect on public opinion about gun laws. There was no significant change in the balance...
  • Obama ‘evaluates’ multiple gun control bills advanced by Senate Democrats

    07/31/2012 7:20:59 AM PDT · by JohnPierce · 18 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | July 31, 2012 | John Pierce
    In the wake of the tragic ‘Dark Knight’ attack in Aurora Colorado, the media and gun control advocates (but I repeat myself) seem determined to push the Democratic Party into renewing its push for more gun control. And there is no shortage of Democratic candidates willing to oblige regardless of the damage it might do to their party this fall. While President Obama and his advisors see the political dangers of such legislation in a tough election cycle, the Democratic leadership in the Senate seems unable to contain themselves. Following on the heels of an amendment to the Cybersecurity bill...
  • Bowing low to the People of the Gun (pathetic barf alert)

    07/30/2012 7:04:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 64 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | 29 July, 2012 | LAURA WASHINGTON
    A semiautomatic assault rifle, anyone? How about a few thousand rounds of ammo? On July 20, those weapons of choice killed 12 innocents at the Century 16 Theatre in Aurora, Colo. The shooter legally bought an AR-15 assault rifle, three other guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition, according to police. In America, acquiring a lethal assault rifle is almost as easy as picking up a buttered popcorn at the movies. The communities of Aurora, Columbine, Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois University and Chicago’s South and West sides know that. The families of thousands of murdered and injured souls get it....
  • Obama Administration To Increase Fast & Furious After Aurora Shootings

    07/31/2012 4:33:30 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | 7/27/2012 | Staff
    The Obama Administration: Where Irony Goes To Die The only saving grace of having a president devoid of principles, experience, or class is that he and his sycophants, when under pressure, routinely push forward statements and ideas that are so bizarre as to be unbelievable outside a very low-brow comedy routine. For instance. Having suffered through 40 months of economic mismanagement unlike anything we’ve experienced since FDR, we’re told by the president, with no apparent sense of irony, that the private sector is “doing fine” and it is the government sector, that sector which is loss center on the national...