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  • Past Versus Present Americans

    06/06/2018 5:04:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    Having enjoyed my 82nd birthday, I am part of a group of about 50 million Americans who are 65 years of age or older. Those who are 90 or older were in school during the 1930s. My age cohort was in school during the 1940s. Baby boomers approaching their 70s were in school during the 1950s and early '60s. Try this question to any one of those 50 million Americans who are 65 or older: Do you recall any discussions about the need to hire armed guards to protect students and teachers against school shootings? Do you remember school policemen...
  • Red Flag Gun Laws Without Due Process–Whispers Of Mental Instability Will Close Doors To Healthcare

    05/28/2018 1:11:52 PM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    The Massachusetts House of Representatives recently passed a bill that would give judges the power to seize weapons from individuals reported as a danger to themselves or others. It would allow family members, roommates, current and former romantic partners, and police officials to petition a court to take away a gun owner’s weapons for a year. Of course, objections by the National Rifle Association and local gun owners have filled the air without recognition by supporters of the bill. The state Senate, controlled by Democrats, and Governor Charlie Baker, a Republican, are giddy with their newly minted power in passing...
  • Where's the Common Sense in 'Common Sense' Gun Laws?

    03/29/2018 3:01:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2018 | Larry Elder
    Americans, many quite young, attended anti-gun violence rallies across the country. Many protesters demanded more federal "common-sense" gun control laws. But the push for common-sense gun laws lacks common sense, or at least perspective. The protests, sparked by the murders of 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, were billed as a "March for Our Lives." But according to criminologist James Alan Fox, over the last 25 years 10 students have died each year, on average, in school shootings. By contrast, every year about 300 Americans are struck by lightning. Most survive, but since 2000 an average of...
  • Tasmania Liberal Party Considers Reform of Extreme Gun Restrictions, Media Attacks

    03/14/2018 1:26:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The Liberal Party in the Australian state of Tasmania is planning to reform some of the state's extreme firearms laws. The modest reforms include doubling the term of Class A and B licenses terms from five to ten years and increasing the license term for class C firearms from one to two years. Class A licenses are roughly airguns, .22 rimfire, and break-open shotguns. Class B licenses are most single shot, double, and manually operated center-fire rifles. Class C license holders, can have semi-automatic rifles that hold no more than 10 rounds, and pump action shotguns. The reforms would...
  • Did the Founding Fathers Want Citizens to Have Military Weapons?

    03/12/2018 10:27:53 PM PDT · by FrankLea · 119 replies
    Trending Views ^ | 0/10/2018 | Kennon Ward
    The reason for the 2nd Amendment was written was to give the citizen Military grade weapons to protect themselves from the Government. In 1776 the Military grade weapons was a Mussel loader now it is a fully automatic weapon. Thomas Jefferson said, "an Armed man is a Citizen, an unarmed man is a subject." This country was founded on the premise that all citizens are Sovereign. I agree full auto has no place in the civilian world. They are designed to be used on fast moving vehicles or aircraft to shoot the enemy. They are also good for laying down...
  • Unearthed Taxpayer Funded Gun Study Ordered By Obama Blows Holes In Every Gun Control Argument

    03/05/2018 10:03:13 AM PST · by OregonRancher · 65 replies
    DC Statesman ^ | 3/3/18 | Isabelle Weeks
    President Obama commissioned a $10 million study to look at crime deterrents in January 2013, and what it says about gun control blows everything liberals and Democrats have ever said about guns out of the water, reports CNS News. “Self-defense can be an important crime deterrent,” concluded a study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) mandated via executive order by President Barack Obama. The study’s findings also question the effectiveness of gun-control measures. CNS News reports that the study’s findings include: Gun-use is the safest of studied “self-protective strategies,” Suicide accounts for most firearm deaths, Felons who use guns...
  • GOP spin to Amazon: NRA dustup shows

    03/02/2018 9:08:25 AM PST · by spintreebob · 15 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 3-2-18 | Greg Bluestein
    A common theme is emerging from Georgia GOP leaders asked about how the state’s feud with Delta Air Lines could impact the bid for Amazon’s second headquarters: The Seattle-based tech giant might appreciate some red-state conservatism. Gov. Nathan Deal conceded that the Legislature’s decision to punish Delta after it cut ties with the National Rifle Association doesn’t help the state’s pitch for Amazon’s 50,000 jobs. But he said the fracas could show off another side of the Peach State. “If you’re looking for a state with diversity, welcome to the state of Georgia. We are a very diverse state. Diversity...
  • President Trump Shuts Down Reporter’s Gun Control Stump Speech in South Korea

    11/08/2017 5:35:29 PM PST · by Daffynition · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Nov 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    He did so when NBC News’ Ali Vitali asked if he would support more gun control for would-be gun purchasers. She said, “You’ve talked about wanting to put extreme vetting on people trying to come into the United States, but I wondered if you’d consider extreme vetting for people trying to buy a gun?”
  • Current Gun Laws Should Have Made It Impossible for Texas Shooter to Buy Gun

    11/07/2017 2:25:09 PM PST · by detective · 18 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 06, 2017 | Amy Swearer
    On the morning of Sunday, Nov. 5, Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire on the congregants of First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The attack killed 26 people, including a pregnant woman and a number of children. A man living nearby heard the shots, grabbed his own firearm, and pursued Kelley. Kelley was found dead in his truck 8 miles away from the scene, and it is not clear whether he or his pursuer fired the fatal shot. As with every highly publicized mass casualty shooting, the news was followed by immediate calls for legislators to “do something.” Too often,...
  • 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...
  • New 12 Gauge Laughs at Gun Control Law

    04/25/2017 8:31:58 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/25/2017 | E Nestor
    When is a shotgun not a shotgun, according to U.S. gun laws? When it's the incredible Fostech Origin 12 SBV "Firearm." New for 2017, the Origin 12 SBV will not be restricted by the expected gun control laws, because it's technically 'not a shotgun. It doesn't have to be registered because of the fact that it is not intended to be fired from the shoulder. Gun control laws in general are absolutely a waste of time. Case in point: the absolutely brilliant Fostech Origin 12 SBV "Firearm." At first look without a closer examination this weapon looks like a NFA...
  • Considering move to North Carolina (Vanity)

    03/07/2017 8:54:04 AM PST · by Celerity · 161 replies
    3/7/17 | Self
    General Q&A about life in North Carolina for the conservative
  • Alabama press conference held to support tougher gun laws

    02/21/2017 2:52:09 PM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    guns.com ^ | Feb. 21, 2017 | Andrew Shepperson
    Members of the Outcast Voters League and Rep. John Rogers hold a press conference about gun laws in Alabama (Photo: Ivana Hrynkiw/AL.com) Birmingham organization the Outcast Voters League and State Rep. John Rogers held a press conference yesterday to propose stricter gun laws in Alabama. AL.com reports OVL President Frank Matthews was there to push a proposed piece of legislation known as the Sheri Williams Mandatory Gun Changes Act, named for a woman who was shot and killed by a stray bullet in 2013. “We’re not against gun rights… [but] demand accountability and responsibility of gun owners,” Matthews said. Rep....
  • How Does One Get an AK-47 or Similar Rifle in Canada? (Quebec City Mosque shooting)

    02/04/2017 10:27:44 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 45 replies
    Self | February 4, 2017 | PJ-Comix
    Perhaps one of you Canadian Freepers can answer this: How difficult is it for someone in Canada to have an AK-47 or similar rifle in his possession? I was under the impression that it was basically impossible. Reason for this question is that the alleged suspect in the Quebec Mosque shooting is reported to have had an AK-47 or similar rifle in his possession.
  • Dilemma in Washington State: Crime Stats Don’t Support Gun Bills

    02/02/2017 2:48:16 PM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    libertyparkpress.com ^ | Feb. 2, 2017 | Dave Workman
    As the Washington State House Judiciary Committee gathers in Olympia to hear public testimony on two gun control bills Thursday afternoon, proponents of the measure requiring licensing and extensive background checks to own so-called “assault weapons” have a major problem. Uniform rime data from the FBI dating back to 2013 does not support contentions that semi-automatic rifles or shotguns pose a serious threat to public safety. Indeed, crime reports spanning three years – 2013, 2014 and 2015, the most recent year for which data is available – suggest quite the opposite. Rifles and shotguns are used in a fraction...
  • More than 60 shot, 11 killed over holiday weekend in Chicago

    12/27/2016 6:07:31 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 54 replies
    wgntv.com ^ | December 27, 2016 | Erik Runge
    CHICAGO -- More than 60 people were shot over the holiday weekend, 11 of them fatally. One of the most recent shootings left two teenage girls injured, one critically. It happened just after 11:30 p.m. Monday outside of Leland Giants Park. The 14-year-old was with a 13-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy in a van. The 13-year-old's father had just left the van to speak with someone in a nearby house when two people came up and fired shots into the vehicle, police said. While the 13-year-old sustained a graze wound and is in stable condition, the 14-year-old was shot...
  • Five Fast Gun Reforms President Trump Will Sign Into Law

    11/14/2016 4:23:48 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 91 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | November 9, 2016 by Bob Owens
    President-Elect Donald Trump stunned the world last night with a commanding upset victory over the heavy favorite, Democrat Hillary Clinton. In addition to Trump’s victory in the contest to be the 45th President of the United States, the National Rifle Association’s five million members helped retain control of the Senate by backing victorious GOP contenders in Florida, Missouri, Indiana, North Carolina, and Wisconsin (at this time, New Hampshire’s Senate contest between Kelly Ayotte (R) and Maggie Hassan (D) remains too close to call). The House also remains comfortably under the control of the GOP. The NRA pumped more money into...
  • Gov. Rauner signs new law expanding Illinois gun prohibitions

    08/16/2016 11:55:23 AM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 16, 2016 | Chris Eger
    Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a popular bill last week that would reclassify some as being ineligible to own firearms due to stalking orders or protective orders from other states. Sponsored by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy, D-Chicago, the measure directs the State Police to deny an application for or revoke an individual’s Firearm Owners Identification Card if they are subject to an order of protection or no-contact order related to stalking. It passed the House in April and the Senate in May, both in unanimous votes, earning Rauner’s signature on August 12 along with a host of other...
  • Nevada domestic violence advocates support ballot initiative to expand firearm background checks

    08/10/2016 9:13:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | August 10, 2016 | WESLEY JUHL
    Nevada advocates against domestic violence on Wednesday reaffirmed their support for Question 1, a ballot initiative proposing to expand firearm background checks to private-party sales and transfers. Survivors and activists gathered at the Henderson women’s shelter Safe House to discuss the ballot measure, which Nevada voters will decide in November, and the prevalence of domestic violence in the state. For the period from 2010 to 2014, Nevada ranked fifth nationally in the number of women killed by an intimate partner, according to a study released this year by Everytown for Gun Safety and the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence. During...
  • House GOP to punt gun bill [To Stop Gun Bills Simply Add rider :Deport Non Citizens on No Fly List!)

    07/11/2016 5:26:53 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 11,2016 | Scott Wong
    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and his GOP leadership team on Monday decided to punt on any gun-related legislation until after the long summer recess. The latest shootings across the country led Republican leaders to believe that debating and voting on contentious gun control bills now would only inflame an already violent situation. The decision means the House, which has been wrestling with gun control legislation for weeks, will not consider bills to prevent suspected terrorists from obtaining guns until at least after its seven-week recess, which is set to begin at the end of this week.