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  • 'Glimmer of Hope' Seen for compromise U.S. gun control bill

    06/21/2016 8:12:49 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 28 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | 21 June 2016 | Timothy Gardner and Richard Cowan
    U.S. senators pushed for a compromise gun control bill on Tuesday, a day after the Senate failed to advance four gun measures following last week's mass shooting in Orlando, the deadliest in modern U.S. history.
  • Murdered for their guns, Venezuela's police are now victims of crime

    11/13/2015 9:25:55 AM PST · by Torcert · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4 November 2015 | Alicia Hernández in Caracas
    A gang culture of impunity and stricter gun control has led to off-duty police officers being killed for their weapons, motorbikes and even mobile phones.Not even the police are safe in Venezuela. In a country which saw 24,000 murders recorded in 2013 and whose capital city Caracas was runner-up for murder capital of the world, 252 security officers have been killed in the country from January until October this year, in most cases simply because they were carrying something valuable -a gun. [..]When President Maduro launched a disarmament plan in 2014, and security forces were also ordered to destroy weapons...
  • NY Times: How Gun Traffickers Get Around State Gun Laws

    11/13/2015 3:16:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 13, 2015 | Gregor Aisch and Josh Keller
    In California, some gun smugglers use FedEx. In Chicago, smugglers drive just across the state line into Indiana, buy a gun and drive back. In Orlando, Fla., smugglers have been known to fill a $500 car with guns and send it on a ship to crime rings in Puerto Rico. In response to mass shootings in the last few years, more than 20 states, including some of the nation's biggest, have passed new laws restricting how people can buy and carry guns. Yet the effect of those laws has been significantly diluted by a thriving underground market for firearms brought...
  • CNN's Cabrera Schooled by Israeli Mayor on Self-Defense Value of Guns

    10/08/2015 6:17:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 10/7/2015 | Brad Wilmouth |
    On Wednesday's CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello, in a pre-recorded interview with Jerusalem Mayor Mir Barkat that aired around 9:20 a.m. about a recent spate of Palestinians attacking Israelis with knives in public places, substitute anchor Ana Cabrera brought up her guest's tendency to carry a gun in public and absurdly asked him, "Does that not incite more violence?" The Jerusalem mayor incredulously asked, "Well, how could that incite more violence?" and then went on to praise the tendency of many Israelis who are trained ex-soldiers to carry their guns in public and use them to defend themselves and others...
  • I-591: Vote Yes On A Common Sense Gun Initiative

    11/03/2014 9:13:59 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 29 replies
    The Right Argument ^ | September 17, 2014 | Michael Haugen
    Author’s note: This is the first of a series of posts covering the two Washington State gun initiatives to be decided by voters this fall. Here I consider I-591, the “Protect Our Gun Rights Act”. Future posts will address I-594, an opposing bill to I-591. On November 4th, Washington will be the only state in the country to address gun issues at the ballot box. The first of which, Initiative 591, is a simple, one page bill that in two operative sections places restrictions on state agencies pertaining to due process and potential background checks on the recipient of a...
  • Gun Violence is Down but Gun Grabbing is Over the Top

    10/01/2014 9:31:56 AM PDT · by Abakumov · 10 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 1, 2014 | John Stossel
    People believe that crime has gotten worse. But over the past two decades, murder and robbery in the U.S. are down by more than half, and rape by a third, even as complaints about “rape culture” grow louder.... Since crime is down, the media find the few cities, such as Indianapolis and Bismarck, North Dakota, where crime is up. If they can’t find increased crime, they focus on rare, lurid cases like mass shootings and serial killers. Even as life gets safer, people get the impression that the world is falling apart. Then rule-makers overreact.
  • Gun Grabber Michael Bloomberg Spends $250,000.00 to Get Thad Cochran Re-Elected

    06/13/2014 6:36:52 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies ^ | 6/13/14 | Erick Erickson
    Hey Mississippi. You know Michael Bloomberg right? He’s the guy who wants to take your guns away. He’s the guy who created a non-profit group to agitate against the second amendment. He’s the guy spreading lies about the number of school shootings in the country. Michael Bloomberg is also the guy who just gave a pro-Thad Cochran Super PAC $250,000.00. Gun grabbing Michael Bloomberg is trying to buy Thad Cochran’s re-election. Who do you think Thad Cochran will stand with the next six years if he gets re-elected. You people or the man who bought his re-election? That’s 250,000 reasons...
  • 70-year-old Swede kept 557 weapons at home (Sweden)

    02/06/2014 9:05:32 AM PST · by aimhigh · 61 replies
    The Local, Swedish news in English ^ | 02/05/2014 | Oliver Gee
    Police have called upon the military for help and are scratching their heads as to how and why a man in southern Sweden managed to amass an arsenal of hundreds of weapons, 557 of which he had a licence to own. . . . . . . . Fearing an explosion, officers cordoned off the house and called in a bomb squad and the military for help. Closer inspection showed that the homeowner had actually had licences for 557 of the weapons, but questions have been raised as to whether such an extensive collection is nevertheless in breach of Sweden's...
  • 100-day bus tour for Bloomberg gun group

    06/07/2013 5:48:11 AM PDT · by libstripper · 16 replies
    Poliico ^ | June 6, 2013 | PRIYA ANAND
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun violence group is launching a cross-country bus tour this month as the next step in its push for stricter gun control measures. Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ bus tour will start June 14 to mark the six-month anniversary of the Newtown, Conn. massacre, taking gun violence survivors, their families and friends and law enforcement officials to 25 states in 100 days, according to a job posting by the group.
  • Joe Biden Hasn’t Told Obama About New Gun Plans

    05/03/2013 3:26:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | May 3,2013 | Reid J. Epstein
    Vice President Joe Biden is planning a new gun control offensive — he just hasn’t told the president yet. Biden told a group of law enforcement officials Thursday that he is planning even more travel, with trips around the country to stump for a renewed push on expanded background checks and gun-trafficking laws that failed to pass the Senate last month.
  • Most Shooters In Chicago Don't Face Charges

    01/30/2013 2:03:15 PM PST · by libstripper · 26 replies Chicago ^ | Jan. 24, 2013 | Mark Knokol
    It’s getting easier to get away with shooting people in Chicago. Last year, gunmen who shot and wounded someone got away without criminal charges 94 percent of the time, according to a Chicago analysis of police data. That’s even worse than 2011, when 91.5 percent of shooters escaped charges, according to the data. Chicago’s top cop said the “no-snitch” code of silence on the street is the biggest contributor in his department’s struggle to charge shooters. (My emphasis)
  • Journalist Accosted by Security over Mayor Bloomberg Gun Control Question

    01/28/2013 1:18:09 PM PST · by libstripper · 22 replies ^ | Jan. 28, 2013 | Wynton Hall
    In an explosive exchange outside the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington, D.C., security guards for billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg accosted senior Talk Radio Network investigative reporter Jason Mattera when he asked the mayor about his strong support for gun control. In the video, Bloomberg is seen surrounded by security. Mattera approaches Bloomberg and asks, “In the spirit of gun control, will you disarm your entire security team?” Bloomberg’s reply: “Uh, you, we’ll get right back to you.” “Why can you defend yourself but not the majority of Americans?” Mattera asks as the mayor walks away....
  • If ‘Assault Weapons’ Are Bad…Why Does DHS Want to Buy 7,000 of Them for ‘Personal Defense’?

    01/28/2013 7:50:21 AM PST · by libstripper · 33 replies ^ | Jan. 26, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    The Department of Homeland Security is seeking to acquire 7,000 5.56x45mm NATO “personal defense weapons” (PDW) — also known as “assault weapons” when owned by civilians. The solicitation, originally posted on June 7, 2012, comes to light as the Obama administration is calling for a ban on semi-automatic rifles and high capacity magazines. Citing a General Service Administration (GSA) request for proposal (RFP), Steve McGough of reports that DHS is asking for the 7,000 “select-fire” firearms because they are “suitable for personal defense use in close quarters.” The term select-fire means the weapon can be both semi-automatic and automatic....
  • Congress Must Do Its Duty and ZOT "gun control"

    01/16/2013 4:28:00 AM PST · by obsnob · 77 replies
    “Don’t let the lobbyists win” should be the rallying call of Barack Obama to congress when he unveils wide-ranging measures aimed at curbing gun violence. Following the shooting of 27 people, including 12 children, at a school in Newton Connecticut at the end of last year, the gun debate has been at the top of most people’s discussion list and congress has to seriously consider the measures Obama is set to propose – similar to those passed in New York on Tuesday. In addressing these measures, congress cannot let powerful lobbying groups such as the NRA sway them with various...
  • Feinstein's Gun Control Bill Will Trigger The Next American Revolution (Must read alert)

    12/28/2012 10:29:55 AM PST · by Zakeet
    Zero Hedge ^ | December 28, 2012 | Brandon Smith
    All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party - Mao Tse TungAfter a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military - William Burroughs Revolution? Yes, it all sounds rather “extreme”, but the cold hard reality of our era is not going to comfort us...
  • Why the Chinese Demand US Gun Control

    12/20/2012 7:19:26 AM PST · by IbJensen · 22 replies
    The Daily Bell ^ | 12/19/2012 | Staff
    The official Chinese government news agency, Xinhua, has demanded the US immediately adopt stricter gun control measures to reduce the number of firearms the US populace is permitted to possess. The Chinese state-controlled media's statement, titled "Innocent Blood Demands No Delay for US Gun Control," is primarily focused on the Newtown tragedy in which 26 Americans were killed by a mad gunman. Twenty of the victims were young children. The Chinese government stated, "Their blood and tears demand no delay for the U.S. gun control." – Breitbart Dominant Social Theme: The Chinese are rightfully concerned with US violence. Free-Market Analysis:...
  • Hunting For Food In Sewers

    12/16/2012 6:24:53 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 48 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 12/16/12 | Alan Levy
    There's a lot I despise Chairman Obama for. He's a communist. He pushes the homosexual agenda with reckless abandon. He hates Jews. He persecutes Catholics. He's a pathological liar. And oh, yes, before I forget, he's a racist with a burning hatred for whites. In short, he's a bleeding hemorrhoid on the rear end of humanity. The funny thing about all of the above is the fact that they are not his worst qualities. Obama proves on a daily basis that there are sewers that he's not to proud to hunt for food in. And the following proves it. From...
  • Guns Grabbed from Storm Victims? (trying to run down a rumor)

    11/19/2012 12:11:08 PM PST · by Mamzelle · 18 replies
    email | 11/19/12 | Mamzelle
    I've been doing some searches, cannot come up with news accounts to support an email that claims that guns were taken from hurricane victims (either Staten Island o elsewhere) at *gunpoint*--rendering them helpless. Has anyone else heard of this, and any links would be appreciated. I'm skeptical, simply because I don't think the left could organized a gun grab so quickly after the storm....
  • WH: DOJ will work on background checks for guns until Congress passes gun laws

    08/06/2012 10:32:29 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 101 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 8/6/12 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama’s spokesman blamed Congress for the lack of stronger gun control legislation and promised that the Justice Department would improve background checks to enhance security. The president’s approach is that we should work with Congress when possible and administratively when allowed,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters when asked about strengthening gun control laws — laws that must respect Second Amendment rights, he said.
  • Terrorist Watch List Gun ban

    09/11/2009 7:23:02 AM PDT · by Sensei Ern · 38 replies · 4,003+ views
    ( | 09/11/2009 | Alan Gottlieb
    'CZAR' Sunstein Shoots Himself In The Foot Gun Hater Lautenberg Proposes "Extraordinary Powers" Be Given To the U.S. Attorney General To Limit Gun Sales. Obama and the White House are looking the other way as Lautenberg seeks to ban guns from 1,000,000 US citizens on a secret FBI terrorist watch list. Obama has deliberately and repeatedly lied to America's 90 million gun owners across the country when he insisted that he would not try to take away anyone's firearms. Now Obama's silence endorses Lautenberg's latest attempt at banning guns. Lautenberg has now introduced bill S. 1317 that would give the...
  • Coded Ammunition Bills Present in 18 States

    12/03/2008 2:24:58 PM PST · by Vaak · 31 replies · 3,456+ views
    This is from an e-mail I got. It isn't limited to just Arizona(Arizona stuff's in there because of where I'm at), but 17 other states. So, I figured some of you may find this interesting. ARIZONA HB2833 Coded Ammunition; State Database Sponsors: Martha Garcia (D) – District 13 Linda Lopez (D) – District 29 Manual Alvarez (D) – District 25 David Bradley (D) – District 28 Cloves Campbell, Jr. (D) – District 16 Please contact the legislators above and express your opinion relating to the viability of “coded ammunition” and having a state data base...
  • Obama: Flawed or Fantastic?

    05/08/2008 2:12:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 95+ views ^ | May 08, 2008 | Robert Novak
    Buyer's remorse was beginning to afflict supporters of Barack Obama before Tuesday's primary election returns showed he had delivered a knockout... --snip-- John McCain as the Republican candidate does not like that kind of campaigning, either. But a gentlemanly contest between the old war hero from out of the past and the new advocate of reform from the future probably would guarantee Democratic takeover of the White House. The Republican Party, suffering from public disrepute, faces major Democratic gains in each house of Congress -- leaving the defeat of Obama as the sole GOP hope for 2008. --snip-- The test...
  • Guns found in [Rochester Inst. of Tech.] Student's Room

    04/17/2007 8:19:03 PM PDT · by jude24 · 91 replies · 2,942+ views
    13 WHAM ^ | April 17, 2007 | Rachel Barnhart
    A Rochester Institute of Technology student has been arrested for having two assault rifles in his room, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in his car. Jonathan Hackenburg, 22, of New Jersey, was taken into custody after police allegedly found a Stag-15 rifle and a Romanian-made AR-15 style rifle in his room at the RIT Inn and Conference Center. Two hundred rounds of ammunition and four 30-round magazines were found in his car. School officials say a hotel employee heard the sound of a gun being racked inside Hackenburg’s room late Tuesday morning and called police. Hackenburg is one of...
  • The Gun-Crabbers Never Quit and Neither Must We

    06/11/2006 7:10:46 PM PDT · by freddymuldoon · 2 replies · 181+ views
    The Sierra Times ^ | 7JUN06 | Henrietta Bowman
    The gun-grabbers never quit and neither must we Talk about chutzpah, the UN’s 2006 Small Arms Review Conference is scheduled for June 26-July 7 at the UN headquarters in New York City. The United Nations headquarters building was constructed in New York City in 1949 and 1950 beside the East River on land purchased by an 8.5 million dollar donation from John D. Rockefeller, Jr.. Why bother to fly the flags of nations when the sickle and hammer of the commies would be more appropriate for this nest of reds? The very idea of the UN holding an anti-gun conference...
  • Priority 1: Remove Specter from the Judiciary (Day 9)

    11/11/2004 2:13:17 AM PST · by Always Right · 89 replies · 3,707+ views
    11-11-04 | Always Right
    Our Resolve:Whereas, liberal Senator Arlen Specter is in line to be Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. Whereas, liberal Arlen Specter has a stated litmus test against pro-abortion judges. Whereas, liberal Arlen Specter has stated he will fight against conservative judges Whereas, in the past liberal Arlen Specter has helped defeat great judges like Robert Bork, Whereas, the Democrats have loaded the Judiciary Committee with extreme liberals such as Kennedy, Feinstein, Leahy, and Schumer. Whereas, liberal Arlen Specter is in a position to turn our huge and historic election victory into a defeat by killing the nomination of all decent judges,...
  • Feinstein pushes Bush on assault weapon ban

    09/09/2004 12:39:05 PM PDT · by alex · 27 replies · 792+ views
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/9/04 | David Whitney
    WASHINGTON - Sen. Dianne Feinstein pleaded with President Bush on Wednesday to press Congress into renewing the 10-year-old ban on assault weapons and then blamed the National Rifle Association for orchestrating the ban's nearly certain expiration at midnight Monday.
  • Washington DC Gun Ban A Deadly Failure

    07/09/2003 2:14:56 PM PDT · by robowombat · 30 replies · 1,615+ views
    Gun Owners News ^ | April 2003 | Larry Pratt
    Washington DC Gun Ban A Deadly Failure by Larry Pratt The official website of the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington DC says, among other things, that the MPD "protects District residents from crime, fear of crime, and general disorder and establishes trust and respect within the community." Why turn to the Comedy Channel when you can get lines like this for free? How bad is crime in our Nation's capital? It's so bad that even the far-left Washington Post has repeatedly complained about it. In a recent editorial (1/11/03), the Post says: "The District of Columbia closed out 2002 with...

    05/27/2003 12:41:10 PM PDT · by MESHUGAMIKEY · 2 replies · 214+ views
    5-27-03 | MESHUGA MIKEY
    The ABC Un-American Broadcasting Company-- last evening took advantage,.....of the death of a US SERVICEMAN to sneek the WORD ---ASSAULT RIFLE ---into one of thier pathetic sick manipulative NEW BROADCASTS. The SERVICEMAN not named by ABC radio,..has been dishonored on a manner I had previously never imagined to be POSSIBLE.
  • House speaker weighs a vote on gun bill

    05/16/2003 7:56:03 AM PDT · by robowombat · 98 replies · 215+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5/16/2003 | David Espo
    <p>WASHINGTON -- Speaker Dennis Hastert opened the door yesterday to a vote on extending an assault weapons ban that expires next year, and the leader of House Democrats prodded President Bush to press the Republican leadership to bring the bill to the floor.</p>
  • Countdown on to register guns

    12/27/2002 7:34:16 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 8 replies · 345+ views
    Saskatchewan News Network; Regina Leader-Post ^ | December 26, 2002 | Barb Pacholik
    NEWS STORY Countdown on to register guns Firearms owners have till Jan. 1   Barb Pacholik Saskatchewan News Network; Regina Leader-Post Thursday, REGINA -- The difference between being a registered gun owner or a criminal is a mere seven days away. As of Jan. 1, 2003, every gun in Canada is supposed to be registered. The federal government is anticipating "a last-minute rush" as thousands of gun owners aim for the target date, David Austin, spokesperson for the Canadian Firearms Centre (CFC), said earlier this week. "They don't want to run the risk of waiting," he said. After Dec. 31,...
  • Gun registration in Wilmington proposed

    11/08/2002 8:06:37 PM PST · by foreverfree · 11 replies · 208+ views
    Wilmington (DE) Snooze Journal ^ | 11/8/02 | Adam Taylor
    <p>Anyone with a new gun in Wilmington would have to register the weapon with the police department under a proposal introduced Thursday by a city councilman.</p> <p>Councilman Norman M. Oliver said he sponsored the ordinance after reading a recent Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League study of the 182 shootings in the city from January 1999 to April 2002. No conclusions were drawn in the study, but Oliver said it made him think police need a better way to track firearms.</p>
  • Welcome growls of vigilance (by a gun grabber)

    05/30/2002 7:42:10 AM PDT · by Lee'sGhost · 7 replies · 233+ views
    Raleigh News and Observer ^ | May 30, 2002 | Ruth Sheehan
    Sometimes those hounds drive me crazy. Eighty pounds each, they are all sinewy muscle and vocal cords. From the back yard, they howl at every squirrel, passing dog, meter reader and sanitation worker as if their lives, or ours, depended on it. In the middle of the night, their howls literally rattle the windowpanes all the way up to the second floor. Some nights, I stomp downstairs to see what the fuss is about, only to spy a sadistic cat sitting on the front walk, licking its paws. Sometimes a possum has gotten into the trash. But some nights, there...
  • Gun safety a life or death matter

    05/08/2002 11:18:04 AM PDT · by Glutton · 19 replies · 287+ views
    The Register Guard ^ | 7 May 02 | By Bill Bishop
    Gun safety a life or death matter By BILL BISHOP The Register-Guard   Recommend this story to others.   By their own admission, Tim and Darlene Baker were pretty smug in the belief that their teen-age daughter, Jennifer, was doing fine and that the guns they kept in their home were no danger to the girl because they had taught her firearm safety. That was five years ago, just before Jennifer used one of the guns to take her own life. "We relaxed our guard. We didn't have an `accident.' We had a fatal shooting because we did not continue to...

    04/17/2002 5:56:30 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 97 replies · 1,929+ views
    JFPO ^ | April 17 2002 | JFPO
    CAN THE SECOND AMENDMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY COEXIST?Terrified Politicians Believe One or the Other Has to Go By Aaron Zelman and Claire Wolfe In this article we argue that the coming collapse of social security is one reason politicians want to take your guns. We depict a violent scenario. The ideas expressed here are controversial. Not everyone in the pro-liberty camp, or indeed within JPFO, agrees on the details.Some readers might think we're being alarmist. Some might be confident that government will always be able to anticipate, avert, or at least soften any collapse of the social security system. Others...