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  • Mexican diplomat urges U.S. to renew assault weapon ban

    08/24/2016 3:39:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 62 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | Chris Eger
    While speaking at a UN meeting in Switzerland, Mexico’s Foreign Minister said it was as easy to buy a gun in the U.S. as it is to purchase a “liter of milk or a box cereal.” Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu made the remarks to the Second Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty of the United Nations in Geneva on Monday. She advocated for greater controls by each government on the transfer of arms as well as increased accountability. In her speech, she held that Mexico is a peaceful nation committed to an effective, realistic and sensible...
  • Question for gun control advocates: How much is enough?

    08/12/2016 10:46:27 AM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 11, 2016 | Greg Camp
    How much gun control would be enough? This is a question that I pose to advocates of control, trying to find out where they would draw the line. What requirement, what level of strictness would reach the point that something more would be unacceptable? The history of firearms laws in the United States is well known to members of the gun community. In the twentieth century, the waves of control rise first with the Sullivan Act in New York State in 1911 and ebb and flow over the next hundred years, peaking with the Brady Act and the Assault...
  • NY gun buybacks yield 165 firearms

    08/08/2016 4:13:27 PM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 8, 2016 | Jennifer Cruz
    The New York Police Department reeled in 165 unwanted guns from buybacks at two churches Saturday. Authorities offered up a $200 bank card for all handguns and assault rifles in working order and a $25 bank card for rifles and shotguns, no questions asked. Altogether, 66 revolvers were turned, 52 semi-automatic handguns, 15 rifles (three of which were assault-style), 10 shotguns and 27 miscellaneous BB guns and air pistols. “Each of these guns represents a life saved in the Bronx. We are very pleased that we got so many handguns,” said Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark. “We thank...
  • Both Sides Agree: Guns Will Not Be Decisive Issue in November

    08/03/2016 11:59:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 8/3/2016 | Mark Swanson
    Despite the spate of mass shootings and police murders that roiled rhetoric from Democrats, both sides of the debate agree that guns will not play an influential role in the November elections, Fred Varney of the American Media Institute wrote for the Washington Examiner. Voters don't care. "I don't see any evidence that important Senate races are going to be decided on guns this year, even after Orlando," Wes Anderson of the National Rifle Association told American Media Institute. Further, according to a Quinnipiac University poll conducted in late June, mere weeks after the massacre at an Orlando nightclub, 54...
  • New ATF Head Wants Computerized Database of All Gun Purchases

    08/01/2016 5:18:50 PM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies
    thenewamerican.com ^ | Aug. 1, 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    Deputy Director Thomas Brandon (shown on right), head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) appeared on CBS’s Sunday Morning television show, complaining that his agency is “a small agency with a big job” and that he really needs more agents and more money to do that job. What he would really like, however, is a computerized database of all gun purchases made by every buyer and seller in the country: There’s a lot of things that don’t make sense.… Would [having such a database at the ATF] be efficient and effective? Absolutely. Would the taxpayers benefit...
  • Democrats Warn: Your Gun Is a Public Health Threat

    08/01/2016 3:28:34 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 51 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/01/2016 | David Catron
    Ronald Reagan famously said, “One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine.” He believed that government programs ostensibly meant to address public health crises would inevitably chip away at our personal liberties. For evidence that Reagan was right, one need look no further than Obamacare’s mandate requiring all Americans to buy government-approved insurance. The pretext for that travesty involved the alleged menace to public health posed by the uninsured. This year’s Democrat Party Platform has identified another public health threat against which the government must take action — gun...
  • Two-thirds of Americans okay with docs talking guns

    08/01/2016 9:02:22 AM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies
    guns.com ^ | July 31, 2016 | Jacki Billings
    Two-thirds of Americans are okay with doctors discussing guns, according to a new survey published by The Annals of Internal Medicine. The online survey asked Americans whether it’s appropriate for healthcare professionals to talk to their patients about guns. Sixty-six percent of the over 3,900 respondents indicated that it’s at least sometimes appropriate for docs to talk guns. In contrast, 34 percent indicated the topic of guns should never be broached with patients. As part of the survey, participants were asked to indicate whether they were gun owners. Of those that admitted to having guns in the home, half stated...
  • Massachusetts gun shops redefine business after assault weapons ban

    07/31/2016 5:45:03 PM PDT · by PROCON · 74 replies
    guns.com ^ | July 31, 2016 | Jacki Billings
    Massachusetts gun stores are attempting to redefine their businesses in the weeks since the state’s attorney general effectively ended the sale of all AR-15s and AK-47s in the state. Per the measure, any vendors who continued selling the so-called “copycat” firearms violated the ban and could face fines, prison time and/or lose their Federal Firearms License. Greg Malany, owner of GFA ArmsTec, said the outright ban sent his shop into utter chaos as he had only a few hours to move his remaining inventory. “There was no warning,” Malany told The Milford Daily News. “It came completely out of...
  • Texas professor claims concealed carry will force her to give A’s or get shot

    07/15/2016 9:08:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 81 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/15/16 | Doug Book, Editor
    Jessica Smartt Gullion, an assistant professor at the Texas Woman’s University, has decided that allowing students to carry concealed weapons would force the school’s educators to give students higher grades than they deserve. On August 1st, the state’s campus carry law goes into effect, allowing individuals with a concealed carry license to carry a firearm in all 4 year colleges and universities throughout the state. University of Texas professors Lynn Glass, Lisa Moore and Mia Carter decided to file a lawsuit, asking for an injunction to prevent the law going into effect. They contend that the presence of guns in...
  • Editorial: Weakness of gun laws goes on display in Cleveland

    07/15/2016 5:23:18 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 27 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 15 july 2016
    On the streets outside a national political convention, citizens should have the right to give thundering voice to issues they care about. But how free will any protesters feel to shout out their minds at the Republican National Convention next week if others who disagree take advantage of Ohio’s lax laws to tote powerful weapons outside the hall? Although many protesters no doubt will show up in Cleveland, we wonder how many will quietly stay home, unnerved at the thought of marching amid so much firepower. The chilling effect is a problem cropping up even at local community meetings across...
  • Open Carry in Dallas

    07/13/2016 8:41:14 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 25 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7-13-16 | Unkown
  • Sharpton assails NRA for 'whites only' approach to gun rights

    07/10/2016 1:00:14 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | July 9, 2016 | Azi Paybarah
    The Rev. Al Sharpton challenged the National Rifle Association to defend the gun rights of two black men killed in police encounters last week in Louisiana and Minnesota. The victims - Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, respectively - were carrying guns when they were approached by police officers and shot. Video of the incidents sparked protests around the country last week. "Both of them were killed by police based on 'they had a gun,'" Sharpton said at his weekly rally in Harlem. "Now I missed the NRA coming out and defending the gun rights they legally had. Where is the...
  • Gun control groups: Dallas ambush ‘brought to us by the NRA’

    07/08/2016 12:37:56 PM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    guns.com ^ | July 8, 2016 | Chris Eger
    The aftermath of Thursday night’s attack on police that left five dead resulted in a flood of early calls Friday by groups blasting America’s “unfettered access to guns” and armor-piercing ammunition. All told, at least 11 officers and two civilians were shot near Main Street in Dallas during a protest against police killings following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile this week. Before to the killer’s identity had been released and prior to all of the facts of the investigation becoming known, many were already beginning a conversation about the firearms used. U.S. Attorney Gen. Loretta Lynch said...
  • House Resumes Gun Control Showdown

    07/05/2016 2:24:40 PM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | July 5, 2016 | ALIYAH FRUMIN
    The gun control fight picked back up in the House of Representatives on Tuesday after Democrats staged a dramatic sit-in demanding action on the issue that lasted more than 24 hours on the chamber floor late last month following the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla. Speaker Paul Ryan said last week that the House will vote on a larger anti-terrorism package that includes legislation aimed at preventing suspected terrorists from getting their hands on firearms. But the proposal is unlikely to satisfy Democrats who want stricter measures, like expanded background checks, to be put into place. Minority Leader Nancy...
  • Stung by defeats, Democrats shift strategy on gun control

    06/27/2016 7:57:10 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 64 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 6/27/16 | By Maya Rao Star Tribune
    Congressional Democrats increasingly frustrated by a string of defeats on gun issues in Washington are scrambling to harness a public outpouring after last week’s sit-in protest on the House floor. Party leaders are urging members to conduct similar sit-ins around the country as they try to sustain the flash of hard-core activism on the gun issue. “We don’t have the numbers to get things done, so we have to turn to more dramatic displays to galvanize the public so they can help us pressure the Republicans to do what’s right,” said U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.
  • Corruption case casts harsh light on NYPD handgun permits

    06/25/2016 7:51:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 25, 2016 5:53 PM EDT | Tom Hays
    A corruption probe at the New York Police Department has cast a harsh light on how people get handgun permits in a city that boasts some of the nation’s toughest gun laws. Federal prosecutors say a shady fixer’s cash bribes induced officers working in NYPD’s licensing division to rubber-stamp dozens of gun applications, circumventing stringent background checks intended to weed out candidates with criminal records, mental health problems and other red flags. The potential public safety breach comes amid a national debate over whether easy access to weapons fueled the Orlando massacre and other mass shootings. …
  • Hawaii becomes first U.S. state to place gun owners on FBI database

    06/25/2016 4:53:07 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 47 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | 25 June 2016 | Alex Dobuzinskis
    Hawaii's governor signed a bill making it the first state to place its residents who own firearms in a federal criminal record database and monitor them for possible wrongdoing anywhere in the country, his office said.
  • Exploiting Orlando: Nets Advance Anti-Gun Agenda By 8 to 1

    06/23/2016 7:15:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/22/2016 | Geoffrey Dickens
    In the wake of the horrific attack on an Orlando nightclub by a man espousing allegiance to ISIS, it didn’t take long for the Big Three networks (ABC, NBC, CBS) to advance the preferred political line of the Democrats, in this election year, to push for more gun control. Beginning on the evening following the shooting, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt on June 12, sounded the clarion call for gun control: “Today’s terror attack brings national security and the debate over gun control to forefront of the presidential campaigns once again.” And for the next week, an MRC study...
  • Speaking different languages on gun control

    06/22/2016 4:37:11 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 15 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 22 jun 2016 | Christian Schneider
    We've all heard former Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan's admonition that "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." Yet the public debate about guns in America takes Moynihan's warning to the next level: Each side not only has its own facts, it has its own language. For instance, take the rush after the recent Orlando shootings to ban "assault" or "military-style" weapons like the AR-15 rifle. Gun control advocates immediately jumped to regulate sales of "automatic weapons" and "assault rifles" like the AR-15, which they deem too deadly for one individual to need. Scary stories about...
  • Joe Biden To Gun Grabbers: Keep Fighting To Ban "Civilian Ownership" Of AR-15

    06/22/2016 4:37:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    Vice President Joe Biden released a video Monday urging gun grabbers to keep fighting for a ban on “civilian ownership” of AR-15s, regardless of the Senate vote on gun control. Hours later, gun control was voted down in the Senate, but Biden wants the focus on AR-15s to remain.
  • NRA Statement on the Senate Voting Down Anti-Gun Bills

    06/20/2016 5:34:23 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 43 replies
    NRA-ILA.org ^ | 6/20/16 | NRA-ILA
    Fairfax, Va.— The executive director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), Chris W. Cox, today issued the following statement in response to political maneuvering in the United States Senate that prevented the passage of legislation to prohibit terrorists from obtaining firearms: “Today, the American people witnessed an embarrassing display in the United States Senate. President Obama and his allies proved they are more interested in playing politics than addressing their failure to keep Americans safe from the threat of radical Islamic terrorism. “We all agree that terrorists should not be allowed to purchase or possess firearms....
  • “Stop Mass Killings By Violent Terrorists Act”. [ Hillary would then be deemed unsafe to own a gun!]

    06/18/2016 1:39:20 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    www.govtrack.us ^ | June 18,2016 | Sheila Jackson Lee
    Full Title To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to require a criminal background check to be conducted before a federally licensed firearms importer, manufacturer, or dealer may transfer a large capacity ammunition feeding device to a non-licensee, and to prohibit a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding device from being so transferred until the Attorney General has verified that the prospective transferee has truthfully answered questions about whether the prospective transferee has been contacted recently by Federal law enforcement authorities.
  • They Don't Want Your AR-15: They Want Everything

    06/18/2016 4:29:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 81 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2016 | Alan Korwin
    The “news” media is ranting the democrats familiar song, after a muslim jihadi committed atrocities in a gay nightclub: “We must ban the AR-15, a weapon of war, it has no place in the public’s hands. Why does anyone need an AR-15 to murder Bambi?”It doesn’t matter to the “fair and balanced“ media that the mass murderer (not “gunman,” a deliberate derogatory sexist slur against men—and guns) didn’t use or even have an AR-15.It doesn’t matter that banning the AR-15 would have zero effect on what was done, or what the next jihad assault will do. All that matters is...
  • THE LATEST: BIDEN CALLS FOR CIVILIAN BAN ON ASSAULT WEAPONS

    06/17/2016 10:26:54 AM PDT · by PROCON · 82 replies
    AP ^ | June 17, 2016
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Latest on the Orlando gay nightclub massacre (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Vice President Joe Biden is calling for banning civilian ownership of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines following the mass shooting in Orlando.
  • Democratic senator: 'Due process is what’s killing us right now'

    06/16/2016 3:20:50 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 55 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/16/16 | Oliver Darcy
    A US senator bemoaned Thursday morning that the constitutional right to due process “is what’s killing us right now.” Related Stories 'It makes even more sense today': Senate Democrats are reviving a controversial bill after the Orlando massacre Business Insider NRA: Gun sales to anyone on a terror watch list should be investigated, delayed Quartz Donald Trump Has Called for Blocking Gun Sales to Terror Suspects Bloomberg Republicans Seek Wider FBI Surveillance Power After Orlando Bloomberg Democratic senator reacts to Orlando shooting: 'Congress has become complicit' in mass shootings Business Insider How To: Fix Crepey Skin at Home [Watch] Beverly...
  • Dems-No Guns For Patriots While We Flood America With Potential Islamist Terrorists

    06/15/2016 4:22:51 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 44 replies
    Self | June 15, 2016 | Stayfree
    As usual when there is a news-worthy shooting, Democrats rush to the media and the floor of Congress to propose more gun regulation because they think that is what the public wants..GUESS WHAT YOU IGNORANT @SSHOLES, THE PUBLIC WANTS YOU MORONS TO BAN THE IMPORTATION OF MORE ISLAMIC RADICAL JIHADIST TERRORISTS and stop trying to take away our 2nd Amendment rights......
  • Schumer, Feinstein Say FBI Suspicions Should Be Enough to Block Gun Sales

    06/14/2016 10:09:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 14, 2016 | 8:09 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Gun control advocates said on Monday they’re going to push “to finally close the terror gap once and for all” by barring gun sales based on the FBI’s suspicions about how a gun will be used. “If the FBI believes there’s a reasonable chance someone is going to use a gun in a terrorist attack, it should be able to make that determination and block the sale,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told a conference call on Monday. “And now that we have lone wolves inspired by ISIL, even more the reason to do this than ever, ever before. It made...
  • Muslim rep. decries Trump’s ‘villainous rampage against other Americans’

    06/13/2016 7:19:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 13, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) on Monday night called Donald Trump “a narcissistic fascist” for shifting the focus to himself in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Ellison, the first Muslim member of Congress, decried the presumptive GOP presidential nominee for turning attention away from the 49 people killed and 53 injured at a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday. Trump has come under fire for a self-congratulatory tweet he sent out after the terrorist attack, in which he said he “appreciate[s] the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism.” “It is clear that we have...
  • Sen. Casey unveils new gun legislation in Pittsburgh

    06/13/2016 3:29:59 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 50 replies
    wpxi ^ | 6-13-16 | Cara Sapida
    PITTSBURGH — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey has unveiled legislation that would ban gun sales to those who commit misdemeanor hate crimes. Casey was joined at a press conference Monday morning in Pittsburgh by Mayor Bill Peduto for the announcement. “We may not be able to extinguish all hate, but we can take action to limit the damage so we don’t have to have these types of press conferences in the future,” Peduto said. The Hate Crimes Prevention Act denies the use of a gun to anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime under federal, state or tribal...
  • Obama: Omar Mateen Had ‘Glock Which Had A Lot of Clips in It’

    06/13/2016 2:57:50 PM PDT · by PROCON · 113 replies
    breitbart ^ | June 13, 2016 | AWR HAWKINS
    President Obama spoke to reporters Monday about the terrorist attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and said Omar Mateen had a “Glock which had a lot of clips in it.” Obama also said Mateen had an “assault rifle.” According to CNN, the President explained that Mateen acquired his guns via a background check. And he explained that the background check did not stop Manteen “because he did not have a criminal record that in some ways would prohibit him from purchasing” his weapons.
  • Anti-Gun Zealots: Please Shut Up

    06/13/2016 9:38:45 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 17 replies
    Dr Hurd.com ^ | 12 JUN 16 | Dr. Hurd
    I already know the anti-gun zealots’ talking points on the Orlando gay nightclub tragedy. If it weren’t so tragic, it would be boring. You don’t need to turn on CNN, MSNBC, or turn to HuffPost. I can tell you what they’re saying: #1 “It’s a gun related tragedy. Guns kill people. If we outlawed guns, it would not be possible to kill people. So let’s outlaw guns, already. People have nothing to do with it; it’s all the gun’s fault. What are you, a racist?” # 2 [If domestic terrorism, insert the following here]: “You see? Hate is running through...
  • Ways United Methodists can take a stand against gun violence (UMC goes full retard on guns)

    06/13/2016 8:24:28 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 36 replies
    UMC website ^ | 13 JUNE 16 | A UMC.org Feature by Joe Iovino
    “Pray for Orlando" we read on Facebook and Twitter. Prayer is vitally important, but is there more we can do? As United Methodist Christians, we mourn with the victims and families of those wounded and killed in the shootings on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. We may even pray and wonder if anything could have been done to avert this heinous act. But should we do more? Is there anything that can be done to keep something similar from happening in the future? While we may not agree on a solution, many of us agree there is a problem....
  • Clinton's answer: Ban guns

    06/12/2016 3:12:43 PM PDT · by PROCON · 75 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | June 12, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling for an assault weapons ban, presumably just like the one her husband instituted in the 1990s, in reaction to the Orlando shooting. In a just-issued statement, she said: "Finally, we need to keep guns like the ones used last night out of the hands of terrorists or other violent criminals. This is the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United States and it reminds us once more that weapons of war have no place on our streets." The rifle used in the shooting was an AR-15 type, a semi-automatic weapon...
  • Present obama to speak in 10 minutes

    06/12/2016 10:22:43 AM PDT · by 2banana · 267 replies
    2banana
    My guess- He will blame guns He will demand gun control He will not mention islamic terrorism He will not be wearing his wedding ring
  • DNC Platform Committee Member Says Nobody ‘Should Have A Gun’ [VIDEO]

    06/08/2016 4:10:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | June 8, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    A member of the Democratic National Committee’s 15-person platform drafting committee said during a public meeting on Wednesday that she does not believe that “anyone should have a gun.” Bonnie Schaefer, a former retail executive and a progressive philanthropist, said that more should be done to combat gun violence in addition to “just keeping the guns out of the hands of mentally ill people and criminals.”
  • Malkin: Hey, Gun-Grabbers: Hands Off My Kid’s Lego Weapons

    05/23/2016 2:19:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    conservativereview ^ | May 23, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    The gun-control lobby has a new target: Your children’s Lego sets. A new "study" touted by libs decries the prevalence of weapons in the brick construction kits: I kid you not. The gun-grabbers have their panties in a twist over harmless fantasy play with teeny-tiny plastic parts. LEGO building kits are becoming increasingly violent as toy manufacturers are engaged in an “arms race” to appeal to children, a New Zealand study says. Researchers at the University of Canterbury concluded from research that examined LEGO catalogues from 1973 to 2015 that weaponry is now included in 30 per cent of...
  • Gun Ownership: A New Medical Illness?

    05/20/2016 10:25:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies
    lifezette.com ^ | 5/20/2016 | Kristen Fischer
    “It does feel rather invasive when I’m asking the question,” Stein told LifeZette. She said the American Academy of Pediatrics requests that doctors ask the question, which is on intake forms for new patients and regular checkups. She does so in order to comply. “It has become more prevalent,” she said. “You feel uncomfortable whether you do it or not. It truly feels like you’re getting into the parents’ business.” Stein says it’s a Catch 22: She wants her patients to be safe, but she doesn’t want to invade their privacy. The information she collects is not shared outside of...
  • Hundreds march across Brooklyn Bridge for stricter gun laws (Morons on Parade!)

    05/09/2015 6:48:54 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 39 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of men, women and children including fashion designer Donna Karan marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday demanding stricter gun laws and offering a litany of violent stories to show why such laws are needed. Held on the eve of Mother's Day, the third annual march from Brooklyn to Manhattan was organized by the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
  • (Dancing on His Grave) Chelsea Clinton: Gun Control Opportunity on Supreme Court With Scalia Gone

    04/21/2016 7:15:51 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 55 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 21, 2016 | Jack Heretik
    Chelsea Clinton: Gun Control Opportunity on Supreme Court With Scalia Gone Chelsea Clinton said Thursday at an event in Maryland that there is now an opportunity for gun control legislation to pass the Supreme Court since Justice Antonin Scalia passed away. “It matters to me that my mom also recognizes the role the Supreme Court has when it comes to gun control. With Justice Scalia on the bench, one of the few areas where the Court actually had an inconsistent record relates to gun control,” Clinton said. “Sometimes the Court upheld local and state gun control measures as being compliant...
  • New Book Claims Americans Don’t Really Like Guns

    04/16/2016 8:05:21 AM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    nraila.org ^ | April 15, 2016
    Gun control supporters will no doubt be all aflutter about a new book that tries to validate one of their longtime favorite theories, while appearing to help their preferred presidential candidate appeal to anti-capitalist voters within the Democratic Party. The theory, which makes perfect sense to voters who believe that demand is driven by supply, is, as the Washington Post describes it, that “[g]uns in America were no big deal until big business made us love them.” The book, The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture, points its accusatory finger at the Winchester Repeating...
  • What Does the Second Amendment Mean?

    04/09/2016 7:24:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/9/2016 | David Deming
    It's one of the most controversial passages of the Constitution. Allegedly, it's also one of the most obscure and unintelligible sections. The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads, "a well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." Prior to the Supreme Court's decision in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), we were told for decades that the Second Amendment did not guarantee or even refer to an individual right. Based on the wording of United States v. Miller (1939), the theory...
  • Republican Senator Calls for Hearing for Obama's Supreme Court Nominee [Susan Collins]

    04/07/2016 9:23:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 5, 2016 | 3:08 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Tuesday that she met with President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland, and she is “more convinced than ever that the process should proceed” despite the GOP leadership’s assertion that the next president should nominate the next Supreme Court justice. “I’ve just concluded a more than hour-long meeting with Judge Garland. It was an excellent meeting that allowed us to explore many of the issues that I would raise with any nominee to the Supreme Court as well as some of the criticisms that have been levied against him. The meeting left me...
  • Many Western states seek ways to lower high suicide rates [gun-grab pretext redux]

    04/02/2016 9:14:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2016 12:05 AM EDT | David Crary
    Throughout the interior West, states in a belt from Montana to New Mexico are looking for ways to lower their highest-in-the-nation suicide rates, although gun-specific initiatives are a touchy topic. In Montana, with the highest rate, suicide prevention coordinator Karl Rosston acknowledges some frustration as the toll rises, including the recent deaths of several teenagers who used guns from their own homes. “People are afraid we’re trying to take away guns, which is not the case,” Rosston said. “I understand the sensitivity of it, but I’ve got to ask the questions when we have kids who shoot themselves.” …
  • Standing Guard | Hillary’s War On Liberty, The NRA And The Second Amendment

    03/29/2016 2:25:12 PM PDT · by PROCON · 8 replies
    americas1stfreedom.org ^ | March 29, 2016 | Wayne LaPierre, NRA Executive Vice President and CEO
    This feature appears in the April ’16 issue of NRA America’s 1st Freedom, one of the official journals of the National Rifle Association. In an attack that is unprecedented in our lifetimes, the destruction of the Second Amendment-protected rights of all Americans has emerged as the centerpiece of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. If elected, she vows to make the Obama administration’s illegal, all-out war on our values and liberty look like amateur night. Embracing the kind of mass confiscations that disarmed Australians in the 1990s, Hillary intends to take down the NRA, calling us her number one “enemy.” Politico summed...
  • Obama: Our Supreme Court should be above politics

    03/19/2016 7:28:31 AM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    investors.com ^ | March 19, 2016 | Andrew Malcolm
    President Obama’s weekly remarks Hi, everybody. One of the most consequential responsibilities our Constitution grants a President is appointing a Supreme Court Justice. The men and women who sit on the Supreme Court safeguard our rights. They ensure that ours is a system of laws, not of men. And they’re given the essential task of applying the principles written into our founding documents to the most challenging questions of today. So this is a duty I take very seriously. It requires me to set aside short-term politics in order to maintain faith with our founders. And on Wednesday, after weeks...
  • Letter from Clinton comes back to haunt Kasich (1994 Assault Weapons Ban)

    03/15/2016 9:41:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    WND ^ | 3/14/16 | LEO HOHMANN
    Shows willingness to compromise on gun rights. It could be the most damaging “Dear John” letter of the 2016 presidential primary race. A letter from former President Bill Clinton disclosed just days before the Ohio primary is causing Ohio Gov. John Kasich problems on the campaign trail. Kasich tells GOP voters he can “get things done” by working with Democrats but also stresses he is a “defender of the 2nd Amendment.” The letter from Clinton shows Kasich made a deal to restrict the Second Amendment rights of American “on one of the most critical votes on guns ever,” according to...
  • Tennessee’s new official state rifle is so powerful it can ‘destroy commercial aircraft’

    02/28/2016 1:53:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Washington Post Wonkblog ^ | February 26, 2016 | Christopher Ingraham
    The Barrett .50 caliber rifle is a powerful gun. Widely used in the military, its rounds can "penetrate light armor, down helicopters, destroy commercial aircraft, and blast through rail cars," according to a report from the Violence Policy Center, a gun safety group. The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence describes .50 caliber rifles like the Barrett as "among the most destructive weapons legally available to civilians in the United States." And as of Wednesday, the Barrett .50 caliber is now the official state rifle of Tennessee, joining an illustrious roster of other state symbols including the raccoon (state wild...
  • Vermont Gov. on Gun Control: ‘You Need a 50-State Solution... We’re Not Living(T)

    02/23/2016 7:08:33 AM PST · by rktman · 58 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 2/22/2016 | Jose R. Gonzalez
    "We're not living in the Middle Ages," Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin said Friday as he called for national gun control legislation. "My view on gun legislation is this: You will not solve this problem state by state. You need a 50-state solution, and we better come up with one fast," Shumlin said last week at Politico's Sixth Annual State Solutions Conference [1] at the Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center in Washington, D.C. Shumlin pushed for a "50-state solution" despite coming from a rural state where guns are commonly used for hunting.
  • Mandatory Insurance Looms Over Gun Owners

    02/16/2016 10:11:18 AM PST · by PROCON · 66 replies
    americas1stfreedom.org ^ | Feb. 16, 2016 | Marshall Lewin
    Lawmakers in at least four states are pushing bills to force gun owners to register with, and buy liability insurance from, casualty insurers. So far, politicians have proposed imposing these mandates through state laws in Hawaii, New Hampshire and New York, and through city ordinance in Los Angeles. The bills are similar to legislation proposed last year in Congress by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., whose "Firearm Risk Protection Act" would require gun owners to provide proof of liability insurance before purchasing a firearm and subject gun owners who fail to maintain insurance to fines up to $10,000, Insurance Business America...
  • Has the VA Deprived You of Your Second Amendment Rights? NRA Wants to Hear From You!

    02/13/2016 8:21:51 AM PST · by PROCON · 8 replies
    nraila.org ^ | Feb. 12, 2016
    As we have reported several times in the past (including here and here), the Veterans Administration (VA) has been reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) the identities of its beneficiaries who have been assigned a "fiduciary" to manage their benefits. The VA claims that such determinations constitute an "adjudication of mental defectiveness" under federal law, thereby prohibiting the beneficiary (presumptively for life) from acquiring or possessing firearms. The NRA has for several years been supporting legislation to correct this unjustified infringement on Second Amendment rights, including the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act (H.R. 2001, Rep. Jeff...