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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...
  • Scalia Comments Raise Anxiety on Second Amendment: Importance of Pro Gun Lobbies and Attorneys

    07/30/2012 12:31:56 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 16 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-30-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    This is why pro-gun lobbies are so important, and why all lawyers are not bad. Believe me, those lobbies and their attorneys have been pouring money into SCOTUS scrutiny because they know it is coming, and Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia has confirmed it. (to clarify my title - Scalia did not say pro gun lobbies and their attorneys are important. I said it.) Scalia, one of the high court’s most conservative justices, said on “Fox News Sunday” that the majority opinion in the landmark 2008 case of District of Columbia v. Heller stated the extent of gun ownership...
  • Dem lawmakers to announce bill limiting online ammo sales

    07/29/2012 3:38:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 142 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2012 | Meghashyam Mali
    Two Democratic lawmakers on Monday will announce new legislation to regulate the online and mail-order sale of ammunition. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (N.J.) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (N.Y.) said the new law would make the sale of ammunition “safer for law-abiding Americans who are sick and tired of the ease with which criminals can now anonymously stockpile for mass murder,” in a statement released Saturday. The lawmakers cite the recent movie massacre in Aurora, Colo. for spurring their bill. “The shooter who killed 12 and injured 58 in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater this month had purchased over 6,000 rounds of...
  • Obama: “I Don’t Believe People Should Be Able To Own Guns”

    07/29/2012 10:45:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 80 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 7/28/12 | Laura Ingraham
    Laura Ingraham interviewed gun rights advocate John Lott. He recounted a conversation with then-Senator Obama who told Lott: “I don’t believe people should be able to own guns.”
  • Assault Weapons: Facts vs. Fiction

    07/29/2012 7:09:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that John Lott has changed the national debate on gun control. His rigorous research and prolific pen have exposed the slip-shod analysis of anti-Constitution advocates. I’ve cited his work on several occasions. Lott explained how anti-gun laws facilitated the terrorist attack at Fort Hood. Defender of Liberty Writing after the Tucson shootings, Lott explained the benefits of concealed-carry laws. In the aftermath of the Heller decision, Lott explained how more guns resulted in less crime in DC. Lott explained how gun control made Jamaica a more dangerous country. It’s now time to...
  • A Tale of Two Anti-Gun Cities

    07/28/2012 8:12:21 AM PDT · by tselatysr · 8 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-27 08:06:26 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon: The Windy City has always felt a little like a second-class citizen when compared to the Big Apple. That's why Chicago's other nickname is the Second City. But the greatest force in the universe - stupidity - is helping to level the playing field.After the Aurora, Colorado, shooting, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared on CNN to speak with host Piers Morgan."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. We're not going to protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do...
  • Gun Control Laws Only Control the Law Abiding

    07/28/2012 5:55:57 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 12 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-27 13:06:17 | Michael R Shannon
    Just like the majority of police officers who never have to fire their gun during the course of a career, most civilians will never be shot at while watching a movie, browsing in a shopping mall or attending school. But for those few that do have the misfortune to be an unwilling participant in an ambush here are a few rules of thumb you may find useful.The police can't protect you. The Aurora, CO police force is a fine, highly motivated department - I know because the police association was formerly my client. There were officers already at the...
  • What everyone forgets when debating gun control

    07/28/2012 5:51:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    renewamerica.com ^ | 28 July, 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    In the wake of the Aurora mass shooting, the usual pattern is playing out with respect to gun control. People such as Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Piers Morgan and Bill Moyers are beating the drum to restrict firearm ownership, as others try to beat them back. One side says we'd be safer if guns were rarer; the other says that more guns equal less crime. One side says guns kill people, the other that people kill people. Facts and feelings are bandied back and forth (although one side specializes in the facts and the other in the feelings), but in all...
  • Obama partially backpedals on gun control speech while Senate Dems surge ahead

    07/28/2012 6:40:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    monachuslex.com ^ | 27 July, 2012 | John Pierce
    “Obama still wants Congress to reinstitute a federal ban on military-style assault weapons … but the president is not and has not been pushing for that ban … There are things that we can do short of legislation and short of gun laws.” - White House Press Secretary Jay Carney In yesterday’s column, I noted that President Obama seems to be responding to pressure from gun control advocates in a way that he has previously avoided. I must not have been the only one to sense the change in the political winds flowing from the White House because today, White...
  • Krauthammer Schools Entire 'Inside Washington' Panel on 'The Cowardice of the Democrats'

    07/28/2012 11:34:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 28, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer perfectly demonstrated Friday why three liberal media members are no match for one conservative armed with the facts. During a discussion about gun control on PBS's Inside Washington, Krauthammer gave fellow panelists Colby King, Mark Shields, and Nina Totenberg a much-needed education on "the cowardice of the Democrats" regarding this issue (video follows with transcript and commentary, file photo): Krauthammer Schools Entire 'Inside Washington' Panel on the 'Cowardice of the Democrats' MARK SHIELDS, PBS: Why is it that after Katrina, we say, “We have to do something about the levees?” After 9/11, we agreed we have...
  • The Price of Gun Control

    07/28/2012 4:52:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    harpers.org ^ | 20 July, 2012 | Dan Baum
    When you write about guns, as I do, and a shooting like the one in the Aurora movie theater happens an hour from your house, people call. I’ve already done an interview today with a Spanish newspaper and with Canadian radio. Americans and their guns: what a bunch of lunatics. Among the many ways America differs from other countries when it comes to guns is that when a mass shooting happens in the United States, it’s a gun story. How an obviously sick man could buy a gun; how terrible it is that guns are abundant; how we must ban...
  • Fantasy and fraud of gun control agenda v. strategies that work

    07/28/2012 4:19:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 27 July, 2012 | Dave Workman
    In the week since the movie massacre in Aurora, Colo., the battle of gun rights versus gun control has emerged both nationally and locally, as gun prohibitionist organizations have ramped up the rhetoric over background checks and gun show loopholes, while people in Seattle and King County have joined fellow citizens across the country in buying more guns and applying for concealed pistol licenses. It will come down to a single dilemma: What sounds good on an emotional level as a panacea to unexplainable rampages or strategies that have worked, and will work again, to reduce criminal violence. The gun...
  • Democratic senators offer gun control amendment for cybersecurity bill

    07/27/2012 7:12:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    the Hill ^ | 07/26/12 | Ramsey Cox -
    Democratic senators have offered an amendment to the cybersecurity bill that would limit the purchase of high capacity gun magazines for some consumers. Shortly after the Cybersecurity Act gained Senate approval to proceed to filing proposed amendments and a vote next week, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), a sponsor of the gun control amendment, came to the floor to defend the idea of implementing some “reasonable” gun control measures. ... The amendment is identical to a separate bill sponsored by Lautenberg. Feinstein was the sponsor of the assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004.
  • NRA took hard right after leadership coup(barf alert)

    07/27/2012 7:59:28 PM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 27 July, 2012 | Adam Winkler
    Six months from now, as the shock of the "Dark Knight" shooting fades, America will likely have no new gun-control laws to prevent such tragedies from occurring again. The credit - or blame - for that inaction will belong to the National Rifle Association, one of America's strongest political interest groups. How did the NRA gain such influence over American politics? Surprisingly, it happened overnight. The NRA was founded after the Civil War by two Union soldiers - one of whom was a reporter for a newspaper known today for its opposition to gun rights, the New York Times -...
  • UN states fail to reach global arms trade treaty (Gun Grab Failed for Now)

    07/27/2012 6:00:54 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    wdrb ^ | Posted: Jul 27, 2012 6:03 PM MDT Updated: Jul 27, 2012 6:04 PM MDT | EDITH M. LEDERER
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Member states failed to reach agreement Friday on a new U.N. treaty to regulate the multibillion dollar global arms trade, and some diplomats and supporters blamed the United States for triggering the unraveling of the monthlong negotiating conference. Hopes had been raised that agreement could be reached on a revised treaty text that closed some major loopholes by Friday's deadline for action. -snip- The U.N. General Assembly voted in December 2006 to work toward a treaty regulating the growing arms trade, with the U.S. casting a "no" vote. In October 2009, the Obama administration reversed the...
  • UN Arms Treaty Dead

    07/27/2012 6:05:39 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 78 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2012 | James S. Robbins
    Talks over the UN Arms Trade Treaty fell apart today, effectively killing the agreement. The Arms Trade Treaty Legal Blog reports that the process seemed to be moving to completion when the United States requested an extension to the time to negotiate the agreement. This opened the door to other countries to begin registering objections, and it soon became clear that reaching agreement within the allowed timeframe would be impossible. The proposed treaty, which raised considerable domestic opposition from gun rights advocates in the United States, died before it had a chance to become a threat. As a delegate from...
  • CCRKBA CREDITS GRASSROOTS FOR U.S. DECISION TO NOT SIGN ARMS TREATY

    07/27/2012 2:21:34 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 24 replies
    http://www.thegunmag.com ^ | 7.27.12 | Ray Carter
    BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today applauds the decision by the United States to not sign the proposed International Arms Trade Treaty, and CCRKBA credits grassroots action for the gun rights victory. CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, who is at the United Nations in New York, said the announcement came Friday morning after a week of intense negotiations. “I think the grassroots surge by American gun owners against this treaty convinced our government to not sign this document,” Gottlieb said. “The proposed treaty, as written, poses serious problems for our gun rights,...
  • Obama partially backpedals on gun control speech while Senate Dems surge ahead

    07/27/2012 12:47:58 PM PDT · by JohnPierce · 8 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | July 27, 2012 | John Pierce
    “Obama still wants Congress to reinstitute a federal ban on military-style assault weapons … but the president is not and has not been pushing for that ban … There are things that we can do short of legislation and short of gun laws.” - White House Press Secretary Jay Carney IMAGE HERE In yesterday’s column, I noted that President Obama seems to be responding to pressure from gun control advocates in a way that he has previously avoided. I must not have been the only one to sense the change in the political winds flowing from the White House because...
  • 2012 NRA Bumper Stickers (Virginia)

    07/27/2012 9:08:43 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    Vanity | July 27, 2012 | Vanity
    New NRA bumper stickers for 2012 election. This is what we're seeing in Virginia. Great bumper stickers!! I'm amazed the NRA put out the one that says: "DEFEND FREEDOM DEFEAT OBAMA" People, we are in a battle for our 2nd Amendment rights!!!! Make a "polite," but public statement on where you stand on the 2nd Amendment. Check with your local firearms dealers, gun shows and NRA office for stickers. Here in southwest VA they are opening one in Salem. It will probably be closed the day after the election. But that's how important they think this election is. Make a...
  • 5 people killed in separate city shootings (Chicago)

    07/27/2012 6:58:26 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 27, 2012
    Two men were shot to death inside a car in the South Deering neighborhood late Thursday night, among five people killed by gunfire between Thursday afternoon and early this morning. Ex-Chicago prep basketball player fatally shot Gas station worker killed on West Side Man killed in Park Manor neighborhood drive-by
  • Some Constitutional Amendments Are More Equal Than Others(uber barf alert)

    07/27/2012 4:13:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | 26 July, 2012 | Andrew Cohen
    As the political debate about gun violence finally sounds out across the country in the wake of last week's Colorado theater massacre, as President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney begin to stake out their positions, I keep coming back in my mind to the ways in which America has treated gun rights differently from other rights since September 11, 2001. On paper, all constitutional amendments may be equal. But in practice, some amendments are more equal than others. And no amendment has been more equal in the past 11 years than the Second Amendment. There is a...
  • Romney Renews His Support For Gun Control, 23 July: "That's the kind of legislation I like"

    07/27/2012 6:19:33 AM PDT · by xzins · 133 replies
    27 Jul 12 | Xzins
    Is it possible that Mitt is an inexperienced and undisciplined candidate, or should we begin viewing his comments as trial balloons? The latest possible trial balloon came this past Monday in an interview with Larry Kudlow. In that discussion, Romney relates the situation in Aurora, Colorado to his time in Massachusetts when he was able to ban weapons such as the AR15, one of America's favorite sporting rifles. Romney...the law that we signed in Massachusetts was a combination of efforts both on the part of those that were for additional gun rights and those that opposed gun rights,...Where there are...
  • NRA News at the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty Negotiations: Tom Mason - July 26

    07/26/2012 10:11:07 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 1 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | 7.26.12 | NRA
    At the United Nations, Ginny Simone talks to Tom Mason from the World Forum on the Future of Sport Shooting Activities - For more information, go to: http://www.wfsa.net/ - NRA News - July 26, 2012 - http://www.NRANews.com
  • Ice-T Opposes Gun Control, Calls Firearms ‘Defense Against Tyranny’ [VIDEO]

    07/26/2012 9:57:37 PM PDT · by jwsea55 · 16 replies
    Rapper Ice-T threw a bit of cold water on anti-gun activists during an interview with Krishnan Guru-Murthy on Britain's Channel 4, defending the Second Amendment right to bear arms. (Check out the video below). "It's legal in the United States. It's part of our Constitution. You know, the right to bear arms is because that's the last form of defense against tyranny. Not to hunt. It's to protect yourself from the police," he said Friday, hours after the Aurora, Colo., massacre. The line of questioning came on the heels of the slaughter when suspected gunman James Holmes opened fire on...
  • Obama: On Second Thought, I Will Push For More Gun Control

    07/26/2012 3:57:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    It was just last week when White House Press Secretary Jay Carney stood in front of America and said President Obama would only work to curtail violent crime with "existing" gun laws. This was a response to reporters asking whether the President would pursue new gun control measures after a mad man killed 12 and wounded 58 people sitting unarmed in a gun-free zone theater. The shooting has thrust the issue of gun control into the national spotlight with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg calling on both presidential candidates to better enforce gun laws on the books and Sen....
  • Cyber bill has gun control amendment [Video at link]

    07/26/2012 5:46:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 26, 2012 | Ramsey Cox
    Democratic senators included an amendment in the cybersecurity bill that would limit the purchase of high capacity gun magazines for some consumers. Shortly after the Cybersecurity Act gained Senate approval to proceed to amendments and a vote next week, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), a sponsor of the gun control amendment, came to the floor to defend the idea of implementing some “reasonable” gun control measures. The amendment was sponsored by Democratic Sens. Frank Lautenberg (N.J.), Barbara Boxer (Calif.), Jack Reed (R.I.), Bob Menendez (N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Schumer and Dianne Feinstein (Calif.). S.A. 2575 would make it illegal to transfer...
  • From Aurora to Chicago: The hollow pieties of gun control politics.

    07/26/2012 5:21:57 PM PDT · by rhema · 5 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 7/24/12 | AARON GOLDSTEIN
    In the wake of the horrific movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, last Friday that resulted in the deaths of twelve people, there have been renewed calls for increased gun control in the United States. One such call came from the Baltimore Sun . . . Consider this passage from said editorial: What we do know more concretely about the incident, however, raises serious questions about whether Colorado or the rest of the country has done enough to prevent such tragedies from taking place. Surely, it is time to have a public conversation about whether the U.S. ought to adopt...
  • White House: Obama not seeking new gun laws

    07/26/2012 10:55:30 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 26, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama is not pushing for new gun control legislation even though he still supports a ban on assault weapons. Spokesman Jay Carney says Obama intends to focus on other ways to combat violence. Carney's comments Thursday are the latest sign that Obama won't engage lawmakers in a drive for new laws, bowing to congressional opposition to additional gun restrictions.
  • Obama Knows More About Foreign Armies and Jihadist Weapons Than About US Military Defenses

    07/26/2012 12:07:04 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 11 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-26-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    Disclaimer: I don't have much knowledge about high-powered weapons, so there's that...but, this week, Obama told the National Urban League that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals." He knows more about the weapons used by Third World foreign armies and jihadists, than about our own military. Photo: AK-47 However, U.S. military does not generally use the AD-47, a weapon originally developed in the Soviet Union that was subsequently adopted by many other communist states. The AK-47 also became the weapon of choice for guerilla armies and terrorist groups. Today, AK-47s are typically to...
  • Forget the Creep

    07/26/2012 10:38:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2012 | Emmett Tyrrell
    What does James Holmes, the Colorado killer, have in common with Jared Loughner, Andres Behring Breivik, Seung-Hui Cho, Dylan Klebold, and Eric Harris? They all have massacred innocent people on a massive scale. Yet they have something else in common. They are all nobodies or losers, as the phrase has it. All were on a downward incline from a not very lofty ascent. They were troubled, but there are other troubled souls in our society. They were fascinated with violence, but so are others. Why else would major entertainment corporations invest so much money in clang & bang, blood &...
  • United Nation Office for Disarmament Affairs: Small Arms - (Marking, Tracing, Ownership)

    07/26/2012 9:41:00 AM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies
    The United Nations ^ | PREVIEW: 27 Aug - 7 Sep, 2012 | UN
    Small Arms Insurgents, armed gang members, pirates, terrorists - they can all multiply their force through the use of unlawfully acquired firepower. The illicit circulation of small arms, light weapons and their ammunition destabilizes communities, and impacts security and development in all regions of the world. Programme of Action Implementation Support System: PoA-ISSUN Meetings on small armsSecretary-General's report on small arms (2011)Secretary-General's report on small arms (2008) A worldwide scourge The illicit trade in small arms, light weapons and ammunition wreaks havoc everywhere. Mobs terrorizing a neighbourhood. Rebels attacking civilians or peacekeepers. Drug lords randomly killing law enforcers or anyone...