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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...