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  • OPINION: Stimulus Bill Includes Massive Money for Anti-Gun Radicals

    02/11/2009 7:57:45 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 18 replies · 978+ views
    GOA ^ | 2-4-09 | Wobbly Bob
    The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), the far left anti-gun group under investigation for voter fraud, could be eligible to receive millions, if not billions of dollars from the economic bailout bill that passed out of the House of Representatives. ACORN was an aggressive supporter of Barack Obama -- who had served as the group's legal counsel and even trained ACORN in "community organizing" -- in the presidential election. The Obama campaign even paid the group $800,000 for "voter turnout," the very activities that came under scrutiny by the FBI. In October 2008, ACORN's Las Vegas office...
  • Gun ownership up by 10,000 a year as NSW Government waters down laws

    12/13/2008 9:06:20 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 31 replies · 1,315+ views
    Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | 14th December 2008
    GUN ownership is booming again in NSW, with 40,000 new firearms registered in the past four years. The rise coincides with a deal cut by the State Government and the Shooters Party to water down tough gun laws introduced in the wake of the Port Arthur massacre. Figures from the NSW Firearm Registry obtained by the National Coalition of Gun Control show gun ownership has risen at the rate of 10,000 a year since 2004 to 687,138 in October this year. Multiple gun ownership has also soared. The number of people receiving permits to obtain a second or subsequent firearm...
  • Four Decades of Defending Self-Defense

    11/29/2008 5:05:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies · 704+ views
    Reason ^ | Dec 2008 | Brian Doherty
    reason has been on the gun beat since the very first issue of the magazine appeared 40 years ago. In “Violence in the U.S.—the Reversal of Cause and Effect,” founding editor Lanny Friedlander described the political reaction to the assassination of Bobby Kennedy: “Gun laws, we find them screeching, from every radio received, gun laws, gun laws, gun laws! Make it illegal for anyone to own a gun and enforce that law at the point of a gun. Forget that a murderer does not stop for stop signs and would not obey a gun law either. Forget that it leaves...
  • Hillary slams Obama 'present' votes on abortion, gun laws

    12/04/2007 7:20:55 PM PST · by neverdem · 43 replies · 494+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 4, 2007 | DAVE MCKINNEY
    White House hopeful Hillary Clinton sharpened her attacks on Democratic rival Barack Obama on Monday, criticizing him for failing to vote yes or no on a series of abortion and gun-control measures when he was in the Illinois Senate. Speaking in Iowa, Clinton singled out nine roll calls in which Obama voted "present." The votes dealt with abortion and gun-control initiatives. His campaign hits back "A president can't vote 'present.' A president can't pick and choose which challenges he or she will face," Clinton said. Obama's campaign shot back at the New York senator, touting his support of abortion rights...
  • Justice not Just Miscarried, but Aborted

    10/31/2007 5:23:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies · 288+ views
    Jews for the Protection of Firearms Ownership ^ | October 31, 2007 | L. Neil Smith
    The Second Amendment to the United States 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." informs us that "infringe" means "to commit a breach or infraction of; violate or transgress ... " and further refers us to _Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law_: "to encroach upon in a way that violates law or the rights of another." The latter specifically cites the Second Amendment as an example of the word's usage. The word "infringe" also carries a connotation of sneaking up,...
  • Maximum knife sentencing doubles (Knife licenses in Northern Ireland)

    10/18/2007 7:02:33 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 67 replies · 89+ views
    BBC News ^ | 10/18/07 | BBC
    Tough measures to reduce knife crime are set to be introduced in Northern Ireland, under a proposed new law. The sentence for anyone caught carrying a blade will double from two years to four. The government is also looking into a licensing scheme to regulate the sale of knives. Criminal Justice Minister Paul Goggins said the powers "cover any implement that has a blade or point or that may be deemed as an offensive weapon."........ The government is also examining how to develop a code of practice on the sale of knives, and it is looking at other items like...

    08/02/2007 2:00:37 PM PDT · by Ellar · 7 replies · 5,845+ views
    Does anyone know what happened to
  • Cleveland's Lawsuit Draws NRA Fire (NRA Intervenes To Protect Ohio's Preemption Law Alert)

    06/01/2007 9:52:52 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 798+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 05/31/2007 | Cleveland Plain Dealer Staff
    Cleveland's challenge of a state law that prevents Ohio cities from making their own gun laws faces a new opponent -- The National Rifle Association. The NRA reported Wednesday that it intervened in a lawsuit that Cleveland filed against the state in March in an attempt to overturn the law. "We have joined in this lawsuit as a defendant-intervenor to protect law-abiding gun owners in Ohio from harassment by an unreasonable and confusing patchwork of municipal gun laws," NRA chief lobbyist Chris W. Cox said in a statement. A new provision of the state's concealed-carry gun law voided local firearms...
  • Gunning for the wrong people

    04/24/2007 1:55:30 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 488+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 24 2007 | Dr Alex Robson
    FOLLOWING last week's tragic Virginia Tech shootings, how many times were we told that guns, and not people, kill people? When the media allocates blame, everyone except the actual perpetrator makes a good candidate. Pictures of actor Charlton Heston flashed across our screens, as if the former president of the National Rifle Association was responsible. The pundits never explain why massacres don't occur at sporting shooters' clubs. Or why, just four days before the Virginia Tech shootings, thousands of gun nuts descended on St Louis, Missouri, and not a single gunshot was fired in anger.
  • Amazing animation of 20 years of changing gun laws in the U.S.

    04/23/2007 5:52:33 PM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 16 replies · 1,539+ views
    Radical Gun Nuttery ^ | 04-05-06 | Radical Gun Nuttery
    Go see the animation at the link.
  • Philly struggles with rising murder rate

    04/23/2007 4:00:07 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 36 replies · 1,085+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | aPRIL 23, 2007 | KATHY MATHESON
    PHILADELPHIA - A bloody, bullet-filled weekend left 11 people dead across the city, where drugs and disrespect have trumped brotherly love and the murder rate is on Philadelphia has seen more than one killing a day this year, totaling 127 as of Monday afternoon. New York, Chicago and Los Angeles — whose populations are much larger than Philadelphia's 1.5 million residents — have had fewer homicides this year. The spike over the weekend was partly blamed on the first warm weather of the season. But rain or shine, Philadelphia police say the chronic problems remain the same: poverty, lax gun...
  • John Lott: Gun laws disarm the vulnerable, not killers

    04/18/2007 2:24:20 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies · 649+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 18 2007 | John Lott
    FEW tragedies make their victims feel more helpless than multiple-victim shootings. Imagine the terror: unable to escape, simply waiting for the killer. With 32 murdered, the Virginia Tech attack this week left more people dead than the two previous most deadly shootings: the 1991 Luby's Cafeteria massacre in Texas, which left 23 people dead, and the shooting at a California McDonald's in 1984 in which 21 people were killed. Of course, these horrors are hardly unique to the US, and Australians need no reminding. In 1996 Martin Bryant killed 35 people at Port Arthur in Tasmania. In the last half-dozen...
  • Another Gun Laws Poll-Give Your Opinion

    04/18/2007 8:50:17 AM PDT · by skyman · 8 replies · 706+ views
    Poll on more gun laws here Scroll down half way and you'll see it on right side
  • Another Victim Disarmament Zone Shooting 32 Dead. Thank You, Congress. Thanks a lot!

    04/17/2007 2:55:09 PM PDT · by gc4nra · 54 replies · 1,019+ views
    Good For The Country Foundation ^ | 04/16/2007 | John Longenecker
    _____________________________________________________________ This visitation of death against Virginia Tech University this week is a direct result of gun laws banning weapons within 1,000 feet of a school -- the victim disarmament zone is as advertised once more. Sure the shooter is to blame, but Congress shares the blame not only for shootings, but for any instance of disarming citizens who could have resisted with all legal authority and use of force. Why obfuscate or discourage this legal authority? We’ll never keep weapons – knifes, bare hands, brute force and guns – out of the hands of the criminal, but we sure...
  • Man Accused Of Shooting Alleged Sacramento Car Thief

    04/06/2007 1:58:12 PM PDT · by zendari · 150 replies · 1,780+ views
    A south Sacramento man who told police he was defending his property was arrested early Wednesday after shooting a teenager who was allegedly trying to steal his car, authorities said. Police said 42-year-old Sou Saechin told them he accidentally shot the teen at about 3 a.m. on Rock Creek Way. But officials said Saechin went too far in trying to protect his red Honda. "What we try to stress to people is that deadly force, the use of a firearm, is never justified under any circumstances to protect property," said Sgt. Matt Young of the Sacramento Police Department. Police said...
  • Sen. Jim Webb Faces Arrest, Multiple Criminal Charges

    03/26/2007 9:15:28 PM PDT · by AZRepublican · 161 replies · 6,014+ views
    It is looking increasingly likely Sen. Webb possessed, controlled, and carried a unregistered handgun around the District of Columbia, and was last known to had possessed a unregistered weapon and ammunition at an airport terminal before handing over possession to another individual (possibly a criminal offense as well because Webb was not a licensed firearms dealer). All serious crimes in the District of Columbia. No person or organization (other than law enforcement officers, members of the military or licensed dealers) may possess or control any firearm in the District unless the person or organization holds a valid registration certificate. D.C....
  • DC Circuit strikes down DC gun law

    03/09/2007 8:10:02 AM PST · by cryptical · 1,237 replies · 25,865+ views
    How Appealing Blog ^ | 03/08/2007 | Howard Bashman
    <p>BREAKING NEWS -- Divided three-judge D.C. Circuit panel holds that the District of Columbia's gun control laws violate individuals' Second Amendment rights: You can access today's lengthy D.C. Circuit ruling at this link.</p> <p>To summarize, we conclude that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms. That right existed prior to the formation of the new government under the Constitution and was premised on the private use of arms for activities such as hunting and self-defense, the latter being understood as resistance to either private lawlessness or the depredations of a tyrannical government (or a threat from abroad). In addition, the right to keep and bear arms had the important and salutary civic purpose of helping to preserve the citizen militia. The civic purpose was also a political expedient for the Federalists in the First Congress as it served, in part, to placate their Antifederalist opponents. The individual right facilitated militia service by ensuring that citizens would not be barred from keeping the arms they would need when called forth for militia duty. Despite the importance of the Second Amendment's civic purpose, however, the activities it protects are not limited to militia service, nor is an individual's enjoyment of the right contingent upon his or her continued or intermittent enrollment in the militia.</p>
  • Texas boy, 4, killed by two pit bulls

    11/22/2006 12:25:48 PM PST · by JZelle · 124 replies · 2,599+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11-22-06 | u
    A Houston-area family was mourning the death of their 4-old-son who was killed by two pit bulls that attacked as he was playing with his 2-year-old brother. Pedro Rios died of his injuries Tuesday afternoon in a mobile home park east of Houston, the Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday. He and his brother were playing when the dogs approached. The younger boy managed to escape. The boys' mother heard screams and raced to the boy and tried pulling the dogs off but they wouldn't let go until lights and sirens of sheriff's deputies' cars startled them, the report said. Deputies killed...
  • What's an Ohio CCW holder to do? (Vanity Question)

    08/28/2006 6:13:00 PM PDT · by mr_hammer · 30 replies · 843+ views
    08.28.06 | mr_hammer
    I just got done reviewing the Ohio State link at To say I am slightly confused is an understatement. How does some punk city government write laws that usurp Federal and State Firearms laws? Are not laws regarding firearms Federal and State Issues? What if we started writing laws regarding who can practice law or medicine on a city-by-city basis? What about driving privileges on a county-by-county basis. This is absolutely flipping NUTS! What say you FR lawyers, any advice?
  • I thought gang was going to shoot my dad dead-(unarmed Britania )

    07/14/2006 7:52:36 PM PDT · by Flavius · 35 replies · 1,019+ views
    shefield dotday ^ | Sat July 15 2006 | na
    thought gang was going to shoot my dad dead A GIRL of 11 woke in terror as a masked gang gunned down her dad and threatened to shoot her as they stormed their Sheffield home. Little CJ Roberts was asleep in the living room when the mob "knee-capped" 39-year-old Christopher with a silenced pistol after spraying him with CS gas. They then robbed the family - who were hours away from flying abroad on holiday - of cash, mobile phones and sentimental jewellery. Speaking exclusively to The Star brave CJ, who attends Wybourn School, said: "I was screaming. I thought...