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  • Dems add 3-day pistol waiting period, Tannerite regulations to House bills

    10/16/2017 8:51:15 AM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 16, 2017 | Chris Eger
    Legislation to set a mandatory three-day waiting period for handgun transfers and establish licensing and registration guidelines on the sale of binary target markers have been introduced. The bills — HR.4018 and HR.4064 — were introduced by House Democrats last week and join a growing number of gun control proposals filed in the days immediately after a mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 59 dead. U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., debuted his handgun waiting period bill Thursday to mandate that three business days elapse from the time a handgun transfer was initiated between a federal firearms licensed dealer and...
  • Chris Murphy: Federal ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban Would Have Prevented Vegas Attack

    10/14/2017 6:37:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/13/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) says the federal “assault weapons” ban that lapsed in 2004 would have prevented the Las Vegas attack, had that ban still been in force today. This claim shows a deep misunderstanding of the “assault weapons” ban, which did not ban the possession or purchase of “assault weapons.” Rather, it limited importation and mandated types that could be manufactured in the U.S., thus driving up prices. For a man of means like Stephen Paddock, paying the higher price for an “assault weapon” would have been no problem.
  • I’m a pro-gun hunter. Vegas proves gun rights need limits.

    10/11/2017 8:42:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 10/11/2017 | tommy brokaw
    It is time for civility to reign — and madness to be snuffed out. That is why I am for conditional access to military grade firearms. More complete background checks, for example, including medical records. Limits on stockpiling ammunition. Mandatory courses in safe usage. And more broadly, we need to have a dialogue about the place of guns in our society. I am not for banning guns. I do support the right to bear arms. But when a right becomes an acute threat to the general welfare it is time for re-evaluation.
  • Gun Nanny DiFi: No Law Would Have Stopped Vegas Gunman

    10/09/2017 8:25:31 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/9/17
    Anti-Second Amendment crusader Senator Dianne Feinstein admitted on a Sunday spin show that no law could have stopped the maniac who massacred 58 people and injured almost 500 in Las Vegas last week. “No, he passed background checks registering for handguns and other weapons on multiple occasions,” Feinstein told CBS’s “Face the Nation.” But there is one law he definitely broke, which is the law against murder. Criminals don't follow the law. Nevertheless, she persisted. “Regulations aren’t going to do it,” Feinstein said on the need for a law over an ATF rule. “We need a law. It can’t be...
  • Bump stocks just one chip in Congress' partisan gamble on gun control

    10/08/2017 11:47:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/08/2017 | Chad Pergram
    A legislative response to mass killings is elusive on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers cannot settle on a solution. However, there are lots of alternatives when it comes to potentially curbing gun violence. Background checks. Banning so-called “bump stocks.” Regulating bump stocks. Increasing open-carry provisions. Or just leaving things the way they are. But would any fix the problem? Taking action on any plan entails compromise. So far, the sides just aren’t willing to do that. And in a paradoxical twist, the butchery in Las Vegas last week may give Republicans the chance to pass controversial firearm legislation of their own, which...
  • 2 categories of the 'ban all guns' crowd

    10/07/2017 7:28:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/6/2017 | Patrice Lewis
    Critics of this column will quickly point out the sheer amount of destruction caused by Stephen Paddock would not have been possible had Paddock not had access to the cadre of high-powered, fast-shooting weaponry he did. They are undeniably correct. Some terrorism is beyond the scope of individual defense. But is this a reason to trash the Second Amendment? Of course not. Progressives have never, ever answered one simple question when it comes to the notion of gun control or gun bans, to wit: How do you keep firearms out of the hands of criminals and madmen? Whatever sick motivation...
  • Does the USA want to live in fear? Gun control action needed immediately [barf]

    10/06/2017 5:10:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Irish Central ^ | October 05, 2017 08:19 AM | Cahir O’Doherty
    On Sunday some people on my Facebook feed were claiming that the biggest challenge facing America was NFL players deciding to kneel during the National Anthem, but on Monday the mayhem in Las Vegas brought them some much-needed perspective. After news of the massacre, the worst in modern American history, broke, a crowd of commentators stepped forward to warn us all not to debate or politicize it. “Show some restraint, they scolded us. Show some class. It’s too soon.” Too soon? Do you remember similar calls for restraint after 9/11? Do you recall conservative commentators warning us that now was...
  • The Cancer in the Constitution

    10/06/2017 3:28:24 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 81 replies
    NEW YORK TIMES ^ | 06 OCTOBER 2017 | TIMOTHY EAGAN
    Not so with guns. The Second Amendment, as applied in the last 30 years or so, has become so perverted, twisted and misused that you have to see it now as the second original sin in the founding of this country, after slavery. It wasn’t meant to be the instrument for the worst kind of American exceptionalism — setting up the United States as the most violent of developed nations. But it is now. The more we stand out for random mass killings daily, the more the leading cause becomes clear: the warped interpretation of the freedom to own lethal...
  • Hillary Clinton: I will ‘Keep Fighting’ for More Gun Control

    10/05/2017 1:30:35 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 98 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/5/17 | AWR Hawkins
    Hillary Clinton said she’ll “keep speaking out” for gun control Wednesday on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Clinton lamented Congressional inaction on gun control, saying, “I can’t believe that one whole political party in the greatest country on Earth is totally sold to the gun lobby and will do whatever they are ordered to do, despite the loss of life.” advertisement The former Democratic presidential candidate criticized the fact that one of President Trump’s first actions on guns was to repeal Barack Obama’s Social Security gun ban and she claimed that the repeal allows people with mental problems to...
  • Bump-Stock Device Received ATF Green Light During Obama Administration

    10/04/2017 4:30:02 PM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Oct. 4, 2017 | Susan Jones
    This photo, taken from a video posted on the Slide Fire website, shows the after-market bump stock device, which uses the gun's recoil to cause rapid discharge of bullets. (CNSNews.com) - On June 7, 2010 -- about a year and a half into the Barack Obama administration -- the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives issued an opinion letter, giving the go-ahead to an after-market accessory that allows the user to “bump fire” a semi-automatic rifle. A company called Slide Fire had earlier sent its patented replacement shoulder stock to ATF’s Firearms Technology Branch, asking for an evaluation of...
  • Gov. Jay Inslee calls for ‘bump stock ban’ law in Washington, echoed in D.C.

    10/04/2017 8:23:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 55 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 4, 2017 | Chris Eger
    Bump-fire or slide-fire stocks use the rifle’s recoil to help simulate full-auto fire. (Photo: Slide Fire Solutions) In the wake of Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, Washington’s chief executive wants action to prevent what he termed “machine gun massacres” by banning a specific type of firearm accessory. Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, in a statement released Tuesday, argued the time to act to prevent gun violence is now and gave lawmakers marching orders for directed legislation. “This session the legislature needs to ban bump-stocks and other devices that turn legal semi-automatic firearms into lethal fully-automatic machine guns,” said Inslee....
  • After the Las Vegas Shooting, There Can Be No Truce with the Second Amendment

    10/02/2017 11:27:09 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 49 replies
    The New Yorker ^ | October 2, 2017 | Adam Gopnik
    Was it a jihadist or just a guy?” So the seventeen-year-old girl asks, on hearing the news, landing at once on the central black-comedy question as the annals of American mass murder expand this morning. If the author of the at least fifty dead and more wounded—the word “wounded,” of course, fails to capture the extent of the maiming, just as the blank word “dead” fails to capture the dawning of grief for so many families—was someone who had, even once, communicated with or been radicalized by ISIS, no matter how remote or long-distance that radicalization, or if he was...
  • Preventing Mass Shootings Like the Vegas Strip Attack [Are You Ready For Some Gun Control?]

    10/02/2017 10:30:27 AM PDT · by upchuck · 38 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | Oct 2, 2017 | Nicholas Kristof
    After the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas, the impulse of politicians will be to lower flags, offer moments of silence, and lead a national mourning. Yet what we need most of all isn’t mourning, but action to lower the toll of guns in America. We don’t need to simply acquiesce to this kind of slaughter. When Australia suffered a mass shooting in 1996, the country united behind tougher laws on firearms. As a result, the gun homicide rate was almost halved, and the gun suicide rate dropped by half, according to the Journal of Public Health Policy. Skeptics will...
  • Wisconsin suicide prevention bill would let people ban themselves from owning guns

    09/21/2017 7:16:39 AM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    guns.com ^ | Sep. 21, 2017 | Andrew Shepperson
    A Wisconsin state lawmaker has proposed a bill that would let people ban themselves from owning handguns as a suicide prevention measure. The proposal, filed as LRB-3529 by Democrat Rep. Melissa Sargent, would allow people who may be at risk of suicide to ban themselves from being able to buy handguns in Wisconsin. Individuals who choose to take part in the Firearm Self-Exclusion Program would have the choice of excluding themselves from handgun purchases for one, five or 20 years, with the first year being irrevocable. “Nearly half of the suicides that occur in Wisconsin annually involve firearms,” Sargent said...
  • VA democrats attack the NRA

    08/24/2017 7:47:27 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 19 replies
    email from VA dims
    Last week, the National Rifle Association endorsed the full Republican ticket -- Ed Gillespie, Jill Vogel, and John Adams. The NRA promotes policies that would make our communities, schools, and children less safe -- from allowing guns in schools to opposing universal background checks. But one Virginian is killed every 10 hours by a gun. That’s why Ralph and the Democratic ticket are proud to have an ‘F’ rating from the NRA -- because commonsense gun laws are important for the safety of the commonwealth. Will you chip in today to help us counter the NRA’s support of the GOP...
  • Democrat Congresswoman Says NRA Membership A Domestic Security Threat

    08/16/2017 1:00:12 PM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    americas1stfreedom.org ^ | Aug. 15, 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Late last week, U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., tweeted that the NRA is increasingly becoming a domestic security threat. Her exact words: I'm just going to say it. #NRA & @DLoesch are quickly becoming domestic security threats under President Trump. We can't ignore that. Rice’s proclamation does two things: First, it makes her but the latest in a long line of liberal politicians who have decided to attack the NRA instead of dealing with examples of leftist-inspired violence uncovered by the NRA. Secondly, it insults the whole of NRA's membership, as the NRA is not an abstraction but a...
  • Gays Against Guns plans second protest of Pennsylvania gun show (VIDEO)

    08/11/2017 3:10:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 9, 2017 | Christen Smith
    Gays Against Guns will crash a gun show in Pennsylvania this weekend for the second time in less than a month as the gun control advocacy group experiments with new forms of protest in its second year of existence. The group, founded in the wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting last year, will hold a demonstration outside the Split Rock Gun Show scheduled for Saturday in Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania. Some protesters will wear a white veil and carry photos of local victims of gun violence, while others will hand out informational fliers containing statistics about gun-related deaths. “We are...
  • New bill bans pistol sales unless they can microstamp their bullets

    08/10/2017 12:07:07 PM PDT · by PROCON · 62 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 9, 2017 | Chris Eger
    Gun industry groups argue microstamping is unreliable, serves no safety purpose and is cost prohibitive. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra calls it “smart, effective, and constitutional.” (Photo: ucdavis.edu) A dozen House Democrats are backing a measure mandating pistols sold by licensed dealers be capable of stamping a code on their ammunition at firing. Introduced as the Make Identifiable Criminal Rounds Obvious (MICRO) Act last month, the proposal would strip the ability of federal firearms licensees to sell pistols that do not carry the controversial microstamping technology. Backers argue that as much as 40 percent of murders go unsolved due to...
  • FN debuts 2 California-compliant AR-style rifles with ‘featureless’ stocks

    08/01/2017 11:58:59 AM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 1, 2017 | Chris Eger
    The models, the FN 15 Tactical Carbine II CA (bottom) and FN 15 DMR II CA (top), both use Hera CQR “featureless” stocks and 10-round Magpul PMAGs in a nod to the state’s new laws on so-called “assault weapons.” (Photo: FN) In an effort to keep the estimated 13 million gun owners in California supplied with a state-compliant MSR, FN on Monday announced two new FN-15 rifles. The models, the FN 15 Tactical Carbine II CA and FN 15 DMR II CA, both use Hera CQR “featureless” stocks and 10-round Magpul PMAGs in a nod to the state’s new laws...
  • Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate Proposes Police Officers Be Required To Leave Their Guns In Cars

    07/28/2017 5:35:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 7/26/2017 | Cowgirl
    Minneapolis, MN – Raymond Dehn, candidate for Minneapolis mayor, is proposing police officers leave their guns in their cars, but says it’s okay for them to have nightsticks or pepper spray. Raymond Dehn, who is also a State Representative, is running against current mayor Betsy Hodges in this fall’s election, according to Fox9. He said, “Officers don’t need to carry guns on their person all the time…I’m not saying they don’t have access to that, just like they have access to more lethal weapons in their cars, I would believe they would still have access to their guns in their...