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  • Should owning a giant pink inflatable pig make you a 'prohibited person'?

    09/16/2010 10:45:04 AM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 25 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | September 16, 2010 | David Codrea
    "Lawsuit planned after protesters put on terror list," a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review headline tells us. What on earth could that be about? [Pennsylvania] paid a Philadelphia-based nonprofit $125,000 to compile the list as part of the state Homeland Security's federally mandated mission to protect public infrastructure. And Gene Stilp of Harrisburg's name was apparently on it.Why? What terror threat does he pose? Stilp said he believes he was among those monitored, based on [Governor] Rendell's comment that a 25-foot inflatable "pink pig" Stilp takes to rallies was included in the monitoring...Stilp owns the pig and frequently displays it at the Capitol...
  • Media continues to suggest public release of pistol permit information is necessary

    09/01/2010 11:02:15 AM PDT · by Steve495 · 9 replies
    Radio Vice Online ^ | Sept. 1, 2010 | Steve McGough
    Connecticut state law does not allow pistol permit records to be available to the public. Many states do allow this information to be released, and some media outlets – in a drive to increase page views – have published the full databases including private information simply because it’s “public record.” A journalist at the Hartford Courant suggests the information should be made public, but there is no reasonable reason to do so ... other than continue the stereotype that guns are bad, gun people are a strange lot who must be monitored, and the media's goal of increasing page views...
  • Gun owners dodge the bullet ban--Leftist attempt to undermine Second Amendment misses the mark

    08/27/2010 6:44:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2010 | Editorial
    The Supreme Court's recent McDonald and Heller decisions have thus far thwarted the gun grabbers' best efforts by upholding the individual's right to own firearms. Late Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency added another victory to the list as it shot down an attempt to undermine the Second Amendment through the regulation of bullets. On Aug. 3, the American Bird Conservancy and groups like Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to ban traditional lead ammunition as a "health risk." Obviously, the argument was not that recipients of a 45-caliber slug might suffer from lead poisoning. Instead, these...
  • Brady Campaign slams Glenn Beck rally

    07/27/2010 2:32:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies · 1+ views
    The announcement that Glenn Beck would host a rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and on the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream Speech" was bound to attract critics. In an editorial featured on The Huffington Post, Brady Campaign President Paul Helmke takes aim at the "Restoring Honor" rally, which is co-hosted by the National Rifle Association (NRA). "Most jarring is the sad irony of all of these people at the podium," writes Helmke, "with their supporters spread across our National Mall, celebrating, in part, their worship of guns, while invoking, quite blatantly,...
  • Judge returns Pompano Beach retiree's guns seized by Broward Sheriff's Office

    07/25/2010 1:52:49 PM PDT · by Gondring · 17 replies · 2+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | July 22, 2010 | Linda Trischitta
    ACLU advocated on behalf of Robert Weinstein, 85 FORT LAUDERDALE — — With the slide of a drawer beneath a bullet-proof glass window at a police evidence warehouse, Robert Weinstein's Second Amendment right to possess firearms was vindicated on Wednesday. "Thanks for keeping 'em safe for me," the 85-year-old Pompano Beach retiree told Yoli Brennan, evidence supervisor for the Broward Sheriff's Office. She smiled at Weinstein as he placed his silver Colt semi-automatic .25-caliber pistol and heavy Wesson .357-caliber revolver in a brown paper bag. Earlier Wednesday morning at the Broward County courthouse, Circuit Judge Dale Ross ruled in favor...
  • Five myths about gun control(Barf Alert)

    06/14/2010 8:50:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies · 913+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 13 June, 2010 | Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig
    Gun regulation is as American as Wyatt Earp, the legendary frontier lawman who enforced Dodge City's ban on gun-carrying within town limits. But two years ago in District of Columbia v. Heller, the Supreme Court decided for the first time that the Second Amendment grants a personal right to keep and bear arms, a decision that cast doubt on the future of gun control regulations in this country. Now, the court is considering a challenge to Chicago's ban on handgun ownership -- a regulation that has been in place for nearly 30 years. Would a repeal of the ban have...
  • Eric Holder: A Liar or Incompetent?

    05/17/2010 9:32:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 66 replies · 1,349+ views
    Human Events ^ | May 17, 2010 | Robert M. Engstrom
    Atty. Gen. Eric Holder’s recent comment about Arizona’s illegal immigration law demonstrates that he is either blatantly disingenuous, or that the most powerful attorney in the country is incompetent. Holder admitted under questioning last Thursday that he has not read the Arizona statute, nor been briefed on the 16-page document by his staff. Nevertheless, our nation’s top law enforcement official has repeatedly said that the law is unconstitutional, misguided, and will be challenged. It turns out his expert legal opinion is nothing more than hysterical, and mostly erroneous, hyperbole—the kind that flies in the face of the vast majority of...
  • Psychology of gun grabbers (vanity)

    03/11/2010 7:08:08 AM PST · by School of Rational Thought · 11 replies · 680+ views
    na ^ | 03/11/2010 | self
    Apology for vanity post but I need some help finding a paper by a psychologist/psychiartrist examining the psychological makeup of gun grabbers. If recollection serves it a was femal author. Any anyone direct to an online source?
  • Chicagoans' stories could overturn gun ban

    03/02/2010 7:42:25 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 9 replies · 539+ views
    Chicago Southtown Star ^ | March 2, 2010 | DON BABWIN
    Chicagoans' stories could overturn gun ban March 2, 2010 BY DON BABWIN A retiree fears the drug dealers and junkies just outside his window will attempt - again - to steal what he spent a lifetime earning. A couple worries that burglars who tried to break in when the wife was home alone will return. And a businessman wants to protect himself as he could when he was a police officer. Together, they are the face of the most serious challenge yet to Chicago's 28-year-old handgun ban. Today, the four will take their seats inside the U.S. Supreme Court as...
  • Bill O'Reilly Advocates Gun Confiscation in Interview with Stewart Rhodes‏

    02/20/2010 5:19:50 AM PST · by IbJensen · 51 replies · 1,351+ views
    Oath Keepers | Fri 2/19/10 | Staff
    Bill O'Reilly Advocates Gun Confiscation in Interview with Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes Last night Feb 18th, Stewart Rhodes appeared on Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly show The Factor in response to the previous nights appearence of the SPLC's Mark Potok who once again attempting to smear Oath Keepers. both videos are below Mark Potok on Bill O'Reilly - Wed. February 17th http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNf3ZtiKAD8 Stewart Rhodes on Bill O'Reilly - February 18th http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Po8LLjIlDw After the show with Stewart, The internet lit up with articles and comments all over the place discussing Bill O'Reilly's comments supporting gun confiscation during Hurricane Katrina as...
  • Hartford gun buy-back program nets 78 firearms

    12/09/2009 10:07:20 PM PST · by greatdefender · 16 replies · 702+ views
    Stamford Advocate ^ | December 09, 2009
    HARTFORD, Conn.—Hartford Police Chief Daryl Roberts says the city is a bit safer after citizens turned in 78 unwanted firearms during a gun buy-back program last weekend. Police say people turned in handguns, rifles, numerous rounds of ammunition and gun magazines. All the weapons will be destroyed, unless forensic tests show they were used in crimes. The program offered a $75 gift card for a semiautomatic weapon, $50 gift card for a revolver and a $25 gift card for a shotgun or rifle. It was a joint effort by police, Hartford Hospital, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Connecticut Children's...
  • Senator Lautenberg introduces new gun-control measure

    12/04/2009 10:07:16 AM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies · 1,356+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | December 2, 2009 | Terry Hurlbut
    Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) yesterday introduced a new measure, ostensibly designed to assist law enforcement in tracking gun purchases by suspected terrorists. Critics, however, suggest that it is yet another measure aimed at the eventual total disarmament of all law-abiding Americans. In a press release issued yesterday, Senator Lautenberg's office described the act that he calls the PROTECT Act. This is by no means the first Act of Congress named by that acronym. The current measure's full title is "Preserving Records Of TErrorist and Criminal Transactions." However, the only transactions that the measure is designed to preserve are gun...
  • Ten Things I Think I Think (Barf Alert)

    11/10/2009 11:29:07 AM PST · by RolandTignor · 45 replies · 1,283+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | November 9, 2009 | Peter King
    In Peter Kings Monday Morning Quarterback column he says this in 10 e. : "My heart goes out to the victims of the Fort Hood and Orlando shootings and their loved ones. Senseless, senseless incidents. I will not go quietly into the night on this one. America needs to do something about idiots with handguns. How many more Fort Hoods and Orlandos do there have to be before our political leaders have the guts to severely restrict access to murderous weapons?"
  • Gun used by Fort Hood Shooter legally bought "cop killer" pistol. (Huh?!)

    11/06/2009 1:55:44 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 53 replies · 3,433+ views
    AP ^ | 06 NOV 09 | By LARA JAKES and DEVLIN BARRETT (AP)
    AP Sources: 1 rampage gun purchased legally By LARA JAKES and DEVLIN BARRETT (AP) – 20 minutes ago WASHINGTON — A 5.7-millimeter pistol used in the Fort Hood shooting was purchased legally by suspect Nidal Hasan at a Texas gun shop, law enforcement officials said Friday. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case. Records indicate Hasan bought the FN 5.7 at store called "Guns Galore" in Killeen, Texas, well before the attack that left 13 people dead, one of the officials said. The pistol has been dubbed a "cop killer" by...
  • Another pro-gun mayor wises up to Bloomberg's "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" charade

    08/19/2009 1:51:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 1,137+ views
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 08/18/2009 | Chad D. Baus
    For the past several years, Buckeye Firearms Association has published a series of articles entitled "All Politicians Are Not The Same," highlighting elected officials who have proven strong support for the Second Amendment. Today, I believe we can add two more names to the list: Rep. Josh Mandel and Village of Walton Hills Mayor Marlene Anielski. Many pro-gun voters will already be familiar with Rep. Mandel's Second Amendment credentials. As a freshman representative in the Ohio House he co-sponsored the House version of Senate Bill 184, Ohio's 'Castle Doctrine' Law, supported it from his position on the House Criminal Justice...
  • Jersey City Police Chief Takes Aim at NRA

    07/18/2009 3:29:58 AM PDT · by Rodebrecht · 52 replies · 1,740+ views
    FOX NY ^ | 7/16/09 | Arun Kristian Das
    ersey City's top cop angrily denounced the influx of illegal guns onto the streets of the city and even took rhetorical aim at the National Rifle Association after an early-morning shootout left five cops wounded, two critically. "We need help to stop these weapons from hitting the street," said Police Chief Thomas Comey. "This weapon is manufactured for nothing other than to hunt man."
  • On Terrorist Watch List, but Allowed to Buy Guns

    06/21/2009 9:02:28 AM PDT · by FromLori · 36 replies · 2,245+ views
    NYT ^ | 6/20/09
    People on the government’s terrorist watch list tried to buy guns nearly 1,000 times in the last five years, and federal authorities cleared the purchases 9 times out of 10 because they had no legal way to stop them, according to a new government report. In one case, a person on the list was able to buy more than 50 pounds of explosives. The new statistics, compiled in a report from the Government Accountability Office that is scheduled for public release next week, draw attention to an odd divergence in federal law: people placed on the government’s terrorist watch list...
  • California Bill to Limit Restrict Ammunition Sales

    05/23/2009 12:18:54 PM PDT · by locke22 · 45 replies · 2,980+ views
    Old Glory Radio ^ | 05/23/09 | Old Glory Radio
    Two Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled for Consideration on Thursday, May 28 2009 Assembly Bill 962 and Senate Bill 585 are scheduled to be considered on Thursday, May 28. AB962, sponsored by Assembly Member Kevin De Leon (D-45), is in the Assembly Committee on Appropriations. AB962 would make it a crime to privately transfer more than 50 rounds of ammunition per month, even between family and friends, unless you are registered as a “handgun ammunition vendor” in the Department of Justice’s database. Ammunition retailers would have to be licensed and store ammunition in such a manner that it would be inaccessible to...
  • Men shot dead at anti-gun event

    04/17/2009 1:02:55 PM PDT · by Sinschild · 30 replies · 1,303+ views
    Evening Standard ^ | 17.04.09 %3Cbody%3E%3Cdiv%20id%3D%22adDiv%22%3E%3C%21--%20Casale%20Media%3A%20160x600%2C%20120x600%2 | Paul Cheston
    AN ALLEGED double killer, his accomplice and one of his victims were all carrying firearms at an anti-gun event in London, the Old Bailey heard today. Shakah Anderson is accused of shooting dead Mohamed Korneh and Selorn Gbesenete, both 21, at the Tudor Rose night club in Southall at Unarmed 2, dedicated to stopping gun crime among young black people, the jury was told.
  • Pelosi: 'We Want Registration'; Holder: 2A Won't 'Stand In The Way'; SAF: 'Gloves Are Off'

    04/09/2009 5:11:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 137 replies · 5,190+ views
    Second Amendment Foundation ^ | 8 April, 2009 | NA
    BELLEVUE, Wash., April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on April 7 acknowledged that gun registration is on her agenda, days after Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters in Mexico that the Second Amendment would not "stand in the way" of administration plans to crack down on alleged gun trafficking to Mexico. "These are alarming remarks from Speaker Pelosi and Attorney General Holder," said Second Amendment Foundation founder Alan Gottlieb. "It appears that the Obama administration and Capitol Hill anti-gunners have dropped all pretences about their plans for gun owners' rights, and it looks like the gloves are...
  • Gunmen Kills Three Pittsburgh Police Officers [Drudge says he feared Obama's gun ban]

    04/04/2009 3:29:33 PM PDT · by GreatDaggar · 67 replies · 5,507+ views
    Poplawski's friends at the scene described him as a young man who thought the Obama administration would ban guns. One friend, Edward Perkovic, said Poplawski feared "the Obama gun ban that's on the way" and "didn't like our rights being infringed upon." Another longtime friend, Aaron Vire, said he feared that President Obama was going to take away his rights, though he said he "wasn't violently against Obama."
  • Bill would restrict possession of guns at public gatherings

    03/17/2009 11:39:52 AM PDT · by BBell · 23 replies · 1,863+ views
    Times Picayune ^ | March 17, 2009 | Ed Anderson
    N.O. Demo aiming to reduce violenceBATON ROUGE -- Carrying or using firearms at public events such as block parties, New Year's Eve celebrations and Carnival parades could send the violator to jail for at least five years if the Legislature enacts a bill filed by a New Orleans lawmaker. Democratic Rep. Juan LaFonta said he has filed the bill for the session starting April 27 as a way to reduce violence at events popular to New Orleans including second-line processions at funerals and Carnival Indian parades. "We are about to kill a part of our culture," LaFonta said, referring to...
  • Obama administration ‘supports’ 2nd Amendment, but takes steps to prevent its exercise

    03/17/2009 7:38:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies · 1,232+ views
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 16 March, 2009 | David Workman
    First it was Attorney General Eric Holder’s trial balloon about renewing and making permanent the ban on so-called “assault weapons.” When that didn’t gain traction with Congress, the Obama administration — it appears — decided to take a different tack. Several days ago, ammunition manufacturers were advised that the Department of Defense has decided to no longer sell empty, once-fired cartridge cases as surplus to companies that polish and reload those empties, recycling them back into the marketplace. Instead, the empty brass will be destroyed so that it cannot be re-loaded, for commercial use, for law enforcement training, for hunting,...
  • Parks to ban lead bullets, tackle

    03/16/2009 8:38:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 77 replies · 2,642+ views
    Jackson Hole News ^ | March 13, 2009 | Angus M. Thuermer Jr
    The National Park Service has set a goal of eliminating lead from fishing and hunting gear by 2010. Acting Park Service director Dan Wenk announced the goal Wednesday in Washington. Fragments of lead bullets are suspected to contaminate scavenger birds, like ravens and eagles, and lead used as fishing weights could poison waterfowl and other species. A firearms group was quick to condemn the action. “The National Park Service’s decision is arbitrary, over-reactive and not based on science,” Steve Sanetti, president of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, said in a statement. His group is a trade association for the firearms...
  • Showdown looms on gun control

    03/02/2009 9:14:57 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies · 1,358+ views
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | Mar. 02 2009 | Kevin McDermott
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Springfield is headed toward a political showdown over guns, with both sides loading up like they haven't in years. The gun owners lobby is close to getting a floor debate in the Legislature on its pinnacle goal of allowing residents to carry concealed handguns in Illinois, which is one of just two states that still outlaw it. (Wisconsin is the other.) "It's heating up. We think we're close," said Todd Vandermyde, a National Rifle Association lobbyist who has pushed the concealed-carry proposal in Springfield before. "You've got 48 states that have this. That's a statement." Gun control...
  • Obama to Seek New Assault Weapons Ban

    02/25/2009 8:20:19 PM PST · by model B · 364 replies · 14,109+ views
    ABC News ^ | 02-25-2009 | Jason Ryan
    As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons," Holder told reporters. I think closing the gun show loophole, the banning of cop-killer bullets and I also think that making the assault weapons ban permanent, would be something that would be permitted under Heller," Holder said, referring to the Supreme Court ruling in Washington, D.C. v. Heller, which asserted the Second Amendment as an individual's right to own a weapon.
  • Legislators Push Stiffening Laws To Sell Handguns (MN)

    02/15/2009 7:52:16 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies · 1,111+ views
    WCCO.com ^ | 2/15/09 | Maya Nishikawa
    Is it too easy to get certain types of guns in Minnesota? Some state lawmakers think so and will be introducing a new bill this week. The proposed law would require all buyers of pistols or assault weapons to have a permit-to-purchase or pass a locally-conducted background check. Currently, if you want to buy a pistol or assault weapon in Minnesota from a licensed dealer, you need a permit and background check. However, that's not the case if you buy from a private seller at places like gun shows, garage sales or on the Internet. "It's a fairly gaping loophole...
  • Gun sales spike amid fears of federal regulation

    02/08/2009 7:50:16 AM PST · by Flavius · 70 replies · 1,990+ views
    mive ^ | 2/6/09 | By Brian McVicar
    President Obama has been in office less than a month, but that hasn't stopped many West Michigan firearms dealers from referring to him as "gun salesman of the the year."
  • California: NRA Victory in San Francisco Lawsuit!

    01/30/2009 12:52:31 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies · 1,220+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | January 29, 2009 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   California: NRA Victory in San Francisco Lawsuit!   Thursday, January 29, 2009   PUBLIC HOUSING OFFICIALS DROP ILLEGAL BAN ON FIREARMS POSSESSION IN PUBLIC HOUSING An NRA-led coalition of self-defense civil rights groups including the Second Amendment Foundation and the California Rifle & Pistol Association (CRPA) has prevailed in a Second Amendment lawsuit challenging a ban on firearm possession in San Francisco public housing residences. “This success is further vindication of the U.S. Supreme Court's Heller ruling upholding the Second Amendment as protecting a fundamental, individual civil right for all law-abiding...
  • Specter now supports Holder

    01/27/2009 7:59:54 PM PST · by Baladas · 64 replies · 1,437+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 28, 2009 | Ben Conery
    The political wrangling surrounding the nomination of Eric H. Holder Jr. for attorney general appeared to end Tuesday with his most vociferous Republican critic pledging to back President Obama's choice to lead the Justice Department. Sen. Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania Republican, said he will support Mr. Holder, 58, when his nomination comes to a vote Wednesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee, which virtually ensures it will be approved by that committee. "I think that Mr. Holder is entitled to the benefit of the doubt in the context of the excellent record he has," said Mr. Specter, who is the top Republican...
  • Guns to Be Banned for Elderly (Is the story real or satire??)

    01/27/2009 5:13:49 PM PST · by CedarDave · 53 replies · 4,384+ views
    Jumping in Pools blogspot ^ | January 27, 2009 | Staff Reports, UPI
    Deputy Attorney General Designate David Ogden is circulating a draft of an executive order in which, among other things, firearms possession would be severely limited to people over 60. An assistant to Ogden told us, "It appears that in these changing times, it is no longer necessary to allow the elderly to be armed. With all of their physical ailments and increasing senility, to leave them in control of a deadly weapon would be ludicrous." While the Executive Order may sound too powerful, experts in Constitutional law state that it is not actually un-Constitutional. "It's a question of wording." states...
  • Recession-Resistant Retail: Guns (People buying guns is "sad" and "very wrong")

    01/09/2009 8:09:49 PM PST · by GL of Sector 2814 · 56 replies · 1,937+ views
    The Rocky Mountain News ^ | January 9th, 2009 | Bill Johnson
    The line to buy a gun on this morning was long, if you take into account the time, the date and location, which was a Wheat Ridge shop barely larger than my living room. Used to be few folks bought guns this soon after Christmas, the shop's owner, Rich Wyatt, is saying as we sat in the large overstuffed chairs in the middle of the room. Those who did, he adds, for sure didn't go about it only a few ticks after 10 on any morning. The old man in the cardigan was standing first at the glass counter, almost...
  • N.C. ACORN Proposes Stricter Ammunition Laws (Here it comes!)

    01/08/2009 4:05:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies · 3,392+ views
    NBC17-TV ^ | December 13, 2008
    The grassroots community organization, ACORN, is fighting for a new law it says will save lives. "Stop the Bullet" is a campaign that would make it harder for felons to buy ammunition from stores. When you buy a gun, gun shops have to run a background check first to make sure you're not a convicted felon. Although it is also illegal for convicted felons to buy bullets, a background check is not required. As it stands now, gun shops aren't required to ask any questions before selling bullets, as long as the buyer is 18 and can present identification. Community...
  • Stop treating CHL holders as potential criminals

    01/07/2009 8:03:57 AM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies · 810+ views
    Examiner ^ | January 7, 2009 | Daniel White
    Cleveland Gun Rights As I've noted in several columns on the OFCC website (listed below), gun control advocates have been screeching about last month's rule change by the Department of the Interior that lifted the total ban on firearms in National Parks and Wildlife Refuges and instead specified that they follow the laws of the state in which it is located. If state law allows concealed handgun license holders to carry a firearm for personal protection, then it is allowed in National Parks; which, incidentally, is the same it has always been for National Forests. Today, I came across an...
  • Eric Holder omitted Blagojevich link from questionnaire

    12/17/2008 10:09:05 PM PST · by KellyM37 · 39 replies · 1,878+ views
    SunTimes ^ | December 17, 2008 | CHRIS FUSCO Staff Reporter
    Holder omitted Blagojevich link from questionnaire Announced as a ‘special investigator to the Illinois Gaming Board’ in 2004 December 17, 2008 BY CHRIS FUSCO Staff Reporter/cfusco@suntimes.com Before Eric Holder was President-elect Barack Obama's choice to be attorney general, he was Gov. Blagojevich's pick to sort out a mess involving Illinois' long-dormant casino license. Blagojevich and Holder appeared together at a March 24, 2004, news conference to announce Holder's role as "special investigator to the Illinois Gaming Board" -- a post that was to pay Holder and his Washington, D.C. law firm up to $300,000. Holder, however, omitted that event from...
  • Ammo Ban And Registration Proposal Getting Fresh Look

    12/15/2008 3:20:31 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 34 replies · 1,876+ views
    NRA and Right Side News ^ | December 15, 2008 | NRA and Jeff Baird
    People would be required to separately register every box of "encoded ammunition" and the registration would be supplied to the police. Each box of ammunition would have a unique serial number, thus a separate registration. Gun owners would have to maintain records if they sell ammunition to anyone, including family members or friends. The cost of ammunition would soar, for police and private citizens alike. The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturing Institute estimates it would take three weeks to produce ammunition currently produced in a single day. A tax of five cents a round would be imposed on private citizens,...
  • Bush rule will allow guns in national parks

    12/12/2008 1:16:50 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 29 replies · 1,173+ views
    Editorials Executive order reverses 25-year-old ban to let park visitors carrying loaded guns National parks are supposed to be sanctuaries, not only for people, but for wildlife as well. But the possibility that the peace and tranquility of federal parklands will be violated has increased with the latest executive order by President Bush that will allow concealed loaded weapons in federal parks and wildlife refuges. The new rule reverses the ban on loaded weapons in federal parks that was signed by President Ronald Reagan more than 25 years ago. If this is the legacy that Bush wants to leave the...
  • Gun group challenges CU's concealed weapons ban

    12/11/2008 8:24:40 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 848+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 11, 2008
    A gun rights group says it has launched a court challenge of the University of Colorado's ban on carrying concealed weapons on campus. The gun rights group says a state law allowing licensed owners to carry concealed weapons has no provision that would permit the university to ban guns. It also says the weapons ban is so broad that it violates the state constitution.
  • Covered in internet slime (BARF)

    12/11/2008 6:38:25 AM PST · by Hildy · 25 replies · 1,069+ views
    FT blog via Drudge ^ | December 10, 2008 | Gideon Rachman
    I knew that there was something odd going on, when I woke up at 7am on Tuesday and found that over 200 e-mails had arrived in the seven hours that I had been in bed. It turned out that my article on world government had been “Drudged” - ie put on the much-read Drudge Report and this had set off a torrent of e-mail traffic. The pace of comments - and their vituperative tone - persuaded the blog-masters here to shut down the comments section on that article pretty quickly. But this had the unfortunate effect of encouraging people to...
  • 'Imperial arrogance' targets gun owners

    12/07/2008 10:25:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies · 3,372+ views
    The Free Lance-Star ^ | December 8, 2008 | Alan Gottlieb and Dave Workman
    From the prospect of an incoming president and vice president with decidedly anti-gun-rights voting records, to a liberal West Coast mayor determined to ban firearms by "executive order" without benefit of city council or legislative review, American gun owners have good reason to doubt the sincerity of liberal Democrats now in control of Congress and soon to control the Oval Office, who claim to support firearm civil rights. Far too many red flags are being waved for gun owners to take a benign posture just six months after a landmark Supreme Court ruling confirmed what they had known all along:...
  • History teaches us gun lesson

    12/03/2008 4:00:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 33 replies · 2,043+ views
    The Yuma Sun ^ | 1 December, 2008 | WILLIAM BAUMBECK
    Charlene Fernandez, chairwoman of the Yuma County Democrat Party, stated in a front page article ("Gun Sales On Rise," Nov. 18) that she doesn't understand why people have always associated the Democratic Party with the loss of gun rights. The answer to that is very simple: The Democratic Party has always been at the forefront in attempting to disarm the American populace since the late 1960s. A perfect example of this is the Gun Control Act of 1968. It accomplished the following: Congress set up a massive new bureaucratic scheme run by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to regulate...
  • Obama’s Gun Plans

    12/01/2008 10:41:47 AM PST · by RogerFGay · 35 replies · 2,061+ views
    MensNewsDaily.com ^ | December 1, 2008 | Alan Korwin
    The Tiahrt amendment, which prevents every local police and sheriff’s office from fishing through federal firearm records will be repealed. Currently, only BATFE is authorized to access the sensitive data, provides it to local LEOs as needed and only while conducting bona fide criminal investigations. NY mayor Bloomberg is instigating this, to get his hands on the data and advance his harassing lawsuits against the gun industry. The Uninvited Ombudsman predicts the next step will be complaints that most private gun ownership data is not in federal hands, and can’t be searched “to keep Americans safe.” This line is too...
  • Dealer says 'great conspiracy theory' leading to increased gun sales

    11/29/2008 5:14:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 65 replies · 2,196+ views
    Cleveland Daily Banner ^ | 28 November, 2008 | Greg Kaylor
    With a new president who takes office in January 2009 and the thoughts of possible changes in firearms laws, local firearms dealers have noticed an increase in the sales of weapons usually large caliber and military assault-styled weapons. Fears of a change in the law were evident across the country after the election of Barack Obama who, according to reports, will not attempt to make drastic changes in gun laws. Warren Duncan of Volunteer Ordinance Works said a rumor mill and the "great conspiracy theory" which had fed the increase in sales has been generated at gun shows and relates...
  • Black Friday- Got My Gun!

    11/28/2008 8:52:00 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 53 replies · 1,280+ views
    Me ^ | 11/28/2008 | Me
    Wonder how many others here were doing the same? Left for the local Cabela's with my dad this morning at 5 AM. Got there at 5:45 and about 300-400 people were already in line for a store which opened at 6! Simply unbelievable. Long lines at the gun counter made for a wait which was hours long, especially since the PA dept which approves gun purchases opened at 8 AM making for an incredible backlong. The state of PA really needs to add 2 hours next year for this one day. But in the end, I got my Kimber Ultra...
  • Ammo Registration Currently Under Review By 18 States

    11/26/2008 10:41:47 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 79 replies · 3,228+ views
    Doctor Bulldog & Ronin ^ | November 26, 2008 | doctorbulldog
    From CavMom comes this disturbing email: This is frightening - they want my ammo they will get it one damn round at a time!!!We are under assault from all sides. Ammo registration.Ammo Confiscation (Many Americans are scared-to-death at what’s coming….)The bill that is being pushed in 18 states (including Illinois and Indiana) requires all ammunition to be encoded by the manufacturer in a data base of all ammunition sales. So they will know how much you buy and what calibers. Nobody can sell any ammunition after June 30, 2009 unless the ammunition is coded.Any privately held un-coded ammunition must...
  • Firearm sales shoot up as gun owners worry about Barack Obama administration (Poll to FReep also)

    11/17/2008 11:49:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies · 1,674+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | November 17, 2008 | ALISON GENDAR and CORKY SIEMASZKO
    From sea to shining sea, the election of Barack Obama has sparked a run on guns by firearm fans who fear stiffer rules are on the way. During election week, the FBI did 374,510 background checks on prospective gun owners, compared with 251,804 in the same week last year. Last month, the G-men did checks on 285,894 people buying handguns, compared with 223,141 in Oct. 2007. "It is a significant jump," Special Agent Jason Pack said. Obama has vowed to protect gun ownership rights, but as an Illinois state lawmaker, he supported a ban on all forms of semiautomatic weapons...
  • Concealed Carry Permits Go ‘Poof!’ in California

    11/19/2008 10:15:15 AM PST · by AJKauf · 41 replies · 2,057+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 19, 2008 | Bob Owens
    In California, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens unveiled a new policy that could cause “dozens, if not hundreds,” of concealed carry permit holders to lose permits issued by the previous sheriff. Did these law-abiding Orange County citizens do anything illegal, immoral, or unethical to cost them their permits? No, they’ve merely fallen afoul of a sheriff that spent the bulk of her career as a deputy in the Los Angeles County prison system, and who apparently has issues with trusting those citizens she was appointed to serve. If Sheriff Hutchens’ priority as a law enforcement official is to protect those...
  • NRA chief says gun owners must be vigilant/There are pressures to give up rights, according to...

    11/18/2008 9:02:39 PM PST · by neverdem · 58 replies · 1,761+ views
    Times-Gazette (Ashland, OH) ^ | Nov 18 2008 | TRAVIS MINNEAR
    There are pressures to give up rights, according to Wayne LaPierre Historic victories for gun rights occurred in 2008, but the fight for firearm freedoms must continue to preserve the Second Amendment, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre told a crowd on Monday at Ashland University. Despite the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to strike down a handgun ban in Washington D.C., that affirmed the right to keep and bear arms, there is a battle for firearms ownership in America, LaPierre said. He urged NRA members and firearms owners to stay vigilant while pressures mount domestically and internationally for...
  • Obama win triggers run on guns in many stores

    11/09/2008 4:08:18 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 76 replies · 664+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov 8, 2008 | Tim Gaynor
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - Sales of rifles, pistols and ammo are surging in parts of the United States, as many gun owners fear President-elect Barack Obama's administration may seek to tighten ownership of certain weapons. "The day after the election, I had many more calls than usual from people looking for semi-automatic rifles," said David Greenberg, the owner of the Second Amendment Family Gun Shop, in Bisbee, Arizona, who sold out of AR-15 rifles in recent days. "There seems to be a fear they will be banned, and it's fairly likely," he added. "Obama and Biden are driven to eliminate firearms...
  • Gun Sales Thriving In Uncertain Times (VOA sub-title: Thanks to Obama!!!)

    10/27/2008 8:08:00 PM PDT · by VOA · 28 replies · 2,347+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 27, 2008 | Fredrick Kunkle
    Gun Sales Thriving In Uncertain Times By Fredrick Kunkle Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, October 27, 2008; Page A01 Americans have cut back on buying cars, furniture and clothes in a tough economy, but there's one consumer item that's still enjoying healthy sales: guns. ...SNIP... Several variables drive sales, but many dealers, buyers and experts attribute the increase in part to concerns about the economy and fears that if Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois wins the presidency, he will join with fellow Democrats in Congress to enact new gun controls. ...SNIP... "Even though [Obama] has a lot going for him,...