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  • Microstamping case headed for California Supreme court argument

    03/14/2018 7:20:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies ^ | March 13, 2018 | Chris Eger
    Gun industry groups insist the legal requirement for semi-auto handguns to mark cartridges with a microscopic array of characters, that identify the make, model and a serial number of the pistol upon firing is “impossible to accomplish” in actual field conditions. (Photo: UCDavis)California’s high court is set to hear arguments in a long running case brought by firearms industry groups who say the state’s microstamping requirement is unattainable. The case, challenging the state’s 2007 unsafe handgun modification requirements, is set for arguments in a Los Angeles court on April 4. Plaintiffs, the National Shooting Sports Foundation and the Sporting Arms...
  • Question to Law Enforcement FReepers

    03/12/2018 6:42:30 AM PDT · by George Rand · 39 replies
    Myself | Today | George Rand
    Quick, simple questions to our law enforcement members here. Realistically, if you were gradually tasked with confiscating firearms from citizens, how would you react? Additionally, what is your take on how your precinct as a whole would react?
  • Miami news reporting camera hogs from Parkland angry at Trump

    03/12/2018 2:20:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Various | 3/12/18
    Sigh. The lunacy continues. The White House released some proposals for school safety over the weekend. But it isn't good enough for the little ones who are being handled by the professional leftists. The gun grabbing must continue, insists CNN's favorite Stoneman Douglas students. One of these kids even said Trump was "afraid" of the NRA. AND I saw somewhere else that the bald headed girl Emma got the key to the city of Miami Beach because she led some homosexual group at the high school. What that has to do with gun control I don't know, but the media...
  • American activists hijack Bannon's Zurich visit to raise money for gun safety

    03/02/2018 12:46:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Local ^ | Caroline Bishop
    American activists hijack Bannon's Zurich visit to raise money for gun safetyA group of Americans in Switzerland is using Steve Bannon’s first public speaking engagement in Europe to raise funds for gun violence prevention. Bannon, US President Donald Trump’s former right hand man and co-founder of far-right US news site Breitbart, will speak in Zurich on March 6th. The former White House Chief Strategist has repeatedly warned Trump against backing gun control, even after the mass shooting in Las Vegas in which 59 people died and 515 were injured. Now campaign group Action Together: Zurich, is turning Bannon’s appearance in...
  • Dems propose up to 50 percent tax on guns, ammo to fund research, safety programs

    03/05/2018 9:50:00 AM PST · by PROCON · 49 replies ^ | March 5, 2018 | Chris Eger
    The Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act of 2018 would up excise taxes on ammunition for non-government users to 50 percent, while guns would jump to 20. (Photo: DOD)A group of House Democrats has introduced a bill that would up the taxes on firearms and ammunition to pay for research on “gun violence and its prevention.” The measure, H.R.5103, was introduced last week by U.S. Rep. Danny Davis of Illinois with nine co-sponsors. It aims to increase current taxes on guns and ammunition, as well as fees associated with National Firearms Act weapons. Under the plan, ammunition would see...
  • Stars to wear orange pins at Oscars in call for gun control

    03/04/2018 5:48:52 AM PST · by Zakeet · 139 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 3, 2018 | Danny Clemens
    Less than a month after a school shooting that killed 17 people, several celebrities are reportedly planning to use the Oscars as a platform to raise awareness for gun control. People magazine reports that a group of A-listers will don orange pins from Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit organization that advocates for gun control and works to reduce gun violence. Orange is the unofficial color that has come to be associated with various gun-control causes. Everytown sells orange American flag pins on its website, but it's not immediately clear if those are the exact pins that will be worn...
  • Google Sees HUGE Increase in ‘How to Join the NRA’ Searches Since Parkland Shooting

    03/01/2018 5:12:06 PM PST · by Rufus Shinra · 14 replies
    Trump Conservative ^ | 3/1/2018 | Rufus Shinra
    As left-wing advocacy groups and anti-gun media personalities continue their daily assault on the National Rifle Association, frantically seeking to make them a scapegoat for the Parkland school shooting, it appears their efforts may be backfiring horrendously and have only succeeded in garnering more support for the NRA. Last week leftist organizations and various anti-gun personalities led a social media boycott campaign against the NRA by threatening various companies who offer discounts and benefits for NRA members. Any sane, rational person would realize that the NRA is not responsible in any way for the acts of criminals, yet the objective...
  • Gun Control Bills Stall Out At Capitol (MN)

    03/01/2018 5:06:18 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 10 replies ^ | 5/1/18 | Pat Kessler
    A Minnesota House committee put on hold Thursday two bills that would have added new restrictions on guns. The bills would expand background checks and allow police to take away guns from people suffering a mental health crisis. Hundreds of people showed up at the Capitol to watch the debate. They spilled out into hallways and hearing rooms. Gun rights supporters wore buttons reading “due process” and labelled one measure the “Guilty Until Proven Innocent Bill.” Some lawmakers called it unconstitutional. Despite high emotion, both sides were unusually friendly. Two protesters arrived on opposite sides, but found common ground. “We...
  • Six Of The Most Insane Moments At Trump’s Gun Control Bill Meeting

    03/01/2018 7:56:16 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 87 replies
    Copyright © 2018 The Federalist ^ | MARCH 1, 2018 | By Bre Payton
    1.Trump Told Sens. Pat Toomey and Joe Manchin They’re Scared of the NRA2. Trump: ‘Take the Guns First. Go Through Due Process Second’3. Trump Encourages Everyone To Throw Everything Into The Bill. . . everything except concealed carry reciprocity.4. Trump Blames ‘The Video Games. The Movies. The Internet Stuff’5. Old Man Yells At Cloud...Sen. Chuck Grassley ratcheted up Trump’s rant against violence in movies a notch, or twelve.6. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Face... Feinstein leapt for joy all throughout the meeting. At one point, she appears to have jumped several inches up from her seat and affectionately jabbed President Trump with...
  • Hertz cuts ties with NRA

    02/28/2018 8:18:38 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/23/18 | Avery Anapol
    Hertz has joined several other top car rental companies in cutting ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA). The company wrote on Twitter on Friday that it would stop offering a discount on rental cars to NRA members.
  • Colleges cheer on high school students ditching class for gun control protests

    02/28/2018 3:18:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 28, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Applicants will receive no penalties for walkout-related suspensions Ditching class won’t hurt your chances of gaining admission to the college of your dreams — and may even help — as long as you’re playing hooky in order to agitate for gun control. More than 200 universities, including Harvard, Yale and MIT, have rushed to reassure applicants that they won’t be penalized if they’re suspended or otherwise disciplined for participating in peaceful school walkouts spurred by the Feb. 14 mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. Not only that, but some university officials have commended and encouraged would-be protesters, leaving the impression that...
  • WaPo: Armed teachers will execute children for being black

    02/28/2018 9:22:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/28/2018 | Ed Straker
    An op-ed writer in The Washington Post says that if teachers are armed, they will be inclined to execute black and Hispanic children. How long would it be, if Trump's plan became reality, before a teacher shoots a black student and then invokes the "I feared for my life" defense we continually hear from police officers who misinterpret young black people's behavior with deadly consequences? A mountain of data on persistent racial biases and disparities in education and on police presence in schools – as well as a recent increase in racial harassment in schools – makes it clear that kids...
  • Florida high school shooting survivors share experiences with students in Maryland

    02/27/2018 7:49:09 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    WJLA ^ | February 26, 2018 | Jay Korff
    SILVER SPRING, Md. (ABC7) — On Monday night, eight survivors of the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting walked into Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring for a closed-door meeting with select Montgomery County students who walked out inspired. “I’ve honestly never seen high school students so united before, united for one cause," student Melody Zhang said.
  • MSNBC Host: Handgun Bullets Are Ineffective In Stopping School Shooters Because They're Too Slow

    02/26/2018 1:34:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 175 replies ^ | February 26, 2018 | Matt Vespa,
    Talk about a facepalm moment. Is it the media’s stupidity or stacking sandbags because they know this National Rifle Association initiative could gain traction? You decide. The NRA wants more armed guards in schools. Teachers should be allowed to carry as well. After the tragic Sandy Hook shooting, the school board voted to approve this proposal. This is not an alien concept. A lot of schools have resource officers; Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of the most recent school shooting on February 14, had such officers. They failed to engage the shooter, Nikolas Cruz. Scores of teachers in...
  • Mexico Lectures US on Gun Violence: Fmr Mexican Pres Fox: FL Shooting 'What You Get'...

    02/24/2018 11:43:32 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 17, 1018 | Fox News Insider
    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox offered his condolences to the victims of the Florida high school shooting before adding that the tragedy is "what you get" with "aggressive and violent language" from the Trump White House. .... "We need harmony. We need love. We need happy communities," Fox said... Full Title: "Former Mexican Pres. Fox: FL Shooting 'What You Get' With 'Racist' Trump's 'Violent Language'"
  • The True Source of the N.R.A.’s Clout: Mobilization, Not Donations

    02/24/2018 11:42:44 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 24, 2018 | ERIC LIPTON and ALEXANDER BURNS
    WASHINGTON — Few places have seen the National Rifle Association wield its might more effectively than Florida, where it has advanced a sweeping agenda that has made it easier to carry concealed weapons, given gun owners greater leeway to shoot in self-defense and even briefly barred doctors from asking patients about their firearms. To many of its opponents, that decades-long string of victories is proof that the N.R.A. has bought its political support. But the numbers tell a more complicated story: The organization’s political action committee over the last decade has not made a single direct contribution to any current...
  • Student David Hogg during Florida school shooting: 'It's time to take a stand' on gun control

    02/24/2018 8:26:38 AM PST · by MNDude · 74 replies
    Student David Hogg filmed this video while his Florida high school was on lockdown because of an active shooter on campus Feb. 14. "Thousands of people have died from gun violence and it's time to take a stand," Hogg said, citing the need for stronger gun control laws. Seventeen people were killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
  • It's not NRA money that's the problem, it's NRA voters (barf alert)

    02/23/2018 8:49:48 AM PST · by rellimpank · 47 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 23 feb 2018 | Eric Zorn
    With stunning poise and steely confidence, Cameron Kasky, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, confronted U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., live on CNN on Wednesday evening. “Can you tell me right now that you will not accept a single donation from the (National Rifle Association)?” he demanded. In the arena where the town hall event was held, the crowd of some 7,000 — most of them connected to the school community that was shattered when a gunman killed 17 during a Feb. 14 rampage — stood and cheered for more than 20 seconds. After a bit of back-and-forth,...
  • Gun Control Across The World Only Leads To Acid, Knifings, And Bombings

    02/21/2018 12:37:57 PM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies ^ | February 21, 2018 | By Jason Jellison
    I wish that I could tell you that my life in Bangkok is better with very few guns in the city, but now I have to watch out for bombs. I have been living in Bangkok for nearly half a decade now, but I was raised in America, and I too am watching the extensive back and forth between gun rights supporters and those pushing for strict gun control in the wake of the Florida school shooting. In my extensive world travels, I have made a number of observations in countries that have gun control that might add something of...
  • Florida school shooter 'sympathized with Syrian terrorists,' sold knives from lunchbox, friend says

    02/21/2018 11:34:27 AM PST · by Moonman62 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/20/18 | Greg Norman
    A former friend and classmate of Nikolas Cruz says he would follow her around, abuse his girlfriend and even talk about killing his friends' parents, adding to the shocking claims that have emerged about Cruz in the days since the Florida high school shooting. Ariana Lopez told ABC News on Tuesday she and her friends reported Cruz’s behavior to school officials multiple times between 2016 and 2017. Cruz was eventually expelled from Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School, where he shot and killed 17 last week. “He talked about killing our parents, our friends, boyfriends and girlfriends,” Lopez said. “He would...