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  • Third Circuit: Second Amendment is a Second Rate Right

    12/16/2018 3:44:02 PM PST · by marktwain · 67 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 7 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In a split decision, a three judge panel at the Third Circuit Court of Appeals effectively ruled the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights is a second-rate right, not entitled to the full protections of other enumerated rights.  The opinion was filed on 5 December, 2018. The case is Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs, Inc. v. Attorney General New Jersey, No. 18-3170 (3rd Cir. 2018). The two majority judges followed the trend of other Circuits where the Second Amendment is being degraded and reduced to second-rate status.  Only a month ago, the First Circuit ruled...
  • Venezuelans Now Regret Giving Up Their Guns – This is What Happens to a Disarmed Populace

    12/16/2018 11:56:37 AM PST · by Politically Correct · 61 replies
    The Truth About guns ^ | 16 Dec. 2018 | LUIS VALDES
    In 2012, Venezuela’s dictator-for-life President Hugo Chavez had his rubber stamp legislature pass the Control of Arms, Munitions and Disarmament Law. The public generally supported it at the time. The law stripped law-abiding Venezuelans of every firearm and round of ammunition they could legally own. As the country and its citizens have increasingly benefitted from the wonders of Bolivarian socialism, it appears that the public now regrets their support for total civilian disarmament. “Guns would have served as a vital pillar to remaining a free people, or at least able to put up a fight,” Javier Vanegas, 28, a Venezuelan...
  • Iowa school districts to roll out mandatory firearm courses next year

    12/15/2018 4:52:30 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/15/18 | Aris Folley
    Two school districts in Iowa will reportedly introduce mandatory classes about firearm safety into school curriculum starting next year. Students enrolled in both the 7th and 8th grade at schools in the North Butler and Clarksville districts will be required to take part in a mandatory hunter safety course taught by the Butler County Conservation Board, Radio Iowa reported on Thursday. The course will reportedly be implemented into the students’ PE curriculum. High school students interested in learning about firearm safety will also reportedly have the option to participate in a voluntary class. North Butler Superintendent Joel Foster told the...
  • Venezuelans regret gun ban, 'a declaration of war against an unarmed population'

    12/14/2018 11:35:13 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-14-2018 | Holly McKay
    As Venezuela continues to crumble under the socialist dictatorship of President Nicolas Maduro, some are expressing words of warning – and resentment – against a six-year-old gun control bill that stripped citizens of their weapons. “Guns would have served as a vital pillar to remaining a free people, or at least able to put up a fight,” Javier Vanegas, 28, a Venezuelan teacher of English now exiled in Ecuador, told Fox News. “The government security forces, at the beginning of this debacle, knew they had no real opposition to their force. Once things were this bad, it was a clear...
  • New Jersey Assaults the First and Second Amendments

    12/12/2018 10:55:48 AM PST · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2018 | Bob Barr
    You can still rant in New Jersey about Donald Trump, or call conservatives any manner of vile names.  But, if you try to communicate online about certain firearms matters, Bingo!  The “Garden State” authorities will come after you for daring to provide instructions for readers to learn how to print plans for a 3-D firearm. This is not about criminalizing the possession of such an instrument (New Jersey competes with its older brother in making it extremely difficult to legally own a firearm at all).  The new law makes it illegal to even communicate how to print one. Insidiously, New...
  • 2018 'worst year for US school shootings'

    12/11/2018 5:50:59 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12th December 2018 | Sean Coughlan
    This year, 113 people have been killed or injured in school shootings in the United States. That's the sobering finding of a project to count the annual toll of gun attacks in schools. At the beginning of 2018, Education Week, a journal covering education in the US, began to track school shootings - and has since recorded 23 incidents where there were deaths or injuries. With many parts of the US having about 180 school days per year, it means, on average, a shooting once every eight school days. Another database recording school shootings says 2018 has had the highest...
  • Dick’s May Have To Close Stores Due To Anti-Gun Decisions

    12/11/2018 2:19:50 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 58 replies
    Bearing Arms.com ^ | 12/7/2018 | Tom Knighton
    I’ve written more about Dick’s Sporting Goods in 2018 than I ever thought I would. When the year started, we thought the company would have gotten the message that taking anti-gun stances wasn’t conducive to profits, but it didn’t. So Dick’s doubled down after Parkland and purged the rest of the AR-15s from its stores and then instituted a discriminatory policy against legal adults. And it’s biting it right in the kiester, too. In remarks made to the Goldman Sachs Retailing Conference and first reported by the Washington Free Beacon, CEO Edward Stack explained that the 3.9 percent decline in...
  • Anti-gun demagogue David Hogg issues ridiculous tweet about illegal aliens, gets shredded on Twitter

    12/10/2018 9:10:56 AM PST · by LibertUny · 25 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | 12/10/2018 | Joe Newby
    Last week, anti-gun teen demagogue David Hogg posted a message on Twitter regarding illegal aliens that prompted quite a bit of criticism from a number of other Twitter users. And not just because the word-salad he posted made very little to no sense. “The only people that are illegal in America are those that collude with foreign governments and the only aliens are those who think guns are worth more than children’s lives,” he said.
  • EXCLUSIVE: FBI agent who worked on Clinton probe, labeled Trump supporters 'retarded' (tr)

    06/22/2018 2:40:42 PM PDT · by dead · 71 replies
    Sally Moyer, 44, was named as the FBI agent who traded anti-Trump texts that were seen in the 568-page inspector general report released last Friday In exclusive pictures obtained by DailyMail.com, Moyer was seen leaving her home. She declined to discuss the controversy Moyer was identified only as 'Agent 5' in the report, but her name was released by Congressman Mark Meadows during a congressional hearing this week At the time of the texts, she was on the 'filter team' for the Clinton probe - a small team that determined whether information could be used in the investigation Moyer...
  • University Suspends Student for Gun Ownership [semi-satire]

    12/08/2018 6:25:33 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    The University of North Texas is suspending Brandon Masin, a 25-year-old law student, alleging that he poses a danger. The accusation that led to the suspension was anonymous. Masin presented evidence indicating that witnesses would testify that he could not have been involved in the incident claimed by the unidentified accuser. University of North Texas Chief of Police Ed Reynolds pointed out that "Masin is the founder of the law school's chapter of The Federalist Society, a notorious right-wing political organization. Thankfully, it is the only right-wing extremist element on campus. On top of this, Mr. Masin admits to owning...
  • Trump Nominates New Attorney General

    12/07/2018 7:15:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 123 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/07/2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    President Trump has nominated a "brilliant man" to replace Jeff Sessions as attorney general, the president said outside the White House Friday. He has tapped William Barr, former attorney general for the late President George H. W. Bush, for the position. BREAKING; “I think he will serve with great distinction.” President Trump announces William Barr as new attorney general pic.twitter.com/mKzYDZgNj9— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 7, 2018 Trump said he "did not know" Barr until recently, but found him to be respected by lawmakers from both partIes. He predicted the process will go "very quickly."  However, Democrats have hinted that they will...
  • Boulder Residents Given 23 Days to ‘Certify’ Assault Weapons or Face Fines, Jail

    12/07/2018 7:26:48 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 69 replies
    GunsAmerica Digest ^ | 12/4/18 | Jordan Michaels
    Residents of Boulder, Co., have until December 27 to “certify” their “assault weapons” or remove the firearms from city limits. Those who fail to comply could face fines, jail time, and confiscation and destruction of their firearms, according to the Denver Post. Boulder police say they have certified 85 firearms since the city council passed an “assault weapons” ban in May. Residents who already owned prohibited rifles, pistols, and shotguns were given the chance to keep their firearms by certifying prior ownership with police. The council also voted unanimously to ban “high-capacity” magazines and bump stocks. “My hope is that...
  • Court of Appeals Upholds New Jersey Law Banning 15-Round Mags

    12/07/2018 7:17:49 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 54 replies
    GunsAmerica Digest ^ | 12/6/18 | Max Slowik
    A federal appeals court upheld New Jersey’s magazine-capacity-limit laws, arguing 2-1 that three 10-round magazines are just as good as two 15-rounders. They said that a magazine-capacity limit does not present a burden to self-defense. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal favored the decision to limit gun owners to 10-round magazines. (Photo: Grewal) Previously New Jersey residents had a magazine-capacity limit of 15 rounds, due to a law passed in 1990. The new law restricts gun owners to 10 rounds and they must modify, destroy or register any magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. The law makes an...
  • How Much Blood Would Leftists Be Willing To Shed To Disarm Patriotic Americans?

    12/06/2018 12:23:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 135 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    My question for Congressjerk Eric Swalwell is pretty simple: “How many Americans would you murder to achieve your goal of disarming us?”It’s a fair question. Swalwell is the MSNBC stalwart who recently wrote an op-ed advocating that the government confiscate the guns that make people like him wet themselves and imprison those of us who decline to surrender them. Millions of Americans own these basic tools of freedom, which the ignorant call “assault weapons,” and these loyal citizens keep and bear them to protect themselves, their families, their communities and their Constitution. But Rep. Swalwell would make these citizens felons, though...
  • Gun Control: New York Wants to Make You Submit Social Media History Before Purchasing Guns

    12/06/2018 10:04:25 AM PST · by Bob434 · 47 replies
    NewsWeek ^ | 11/23/18 at 7:08 AM | Aristos Georgiou
    A proposed bill in the New York State Senate could mean that anyone wanting to buy a pistol or renew their permit will be subject to a review of their internet history and social media accounts going back up to three years.
  • Split 3rd Circuit Upholds NJ's Ban on Large-Capacity Gun Magazines

    12/05/2018 2:25:23 PM PST · by ScottfromNJ · 53 replies
    New Jersey Law Journal ^ | December 05, 2018 | Charles Toutant
    Split 3rd Circuit Upholds NJ's Ban on Large-Capacity Gun Magazines The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has rejected a challenge to New Jersey’s ban on firearm magazines holding more than 10 rounds. The appeals court, by a 2-1 margin, said the law limiting high-capacity magazines does not violate the Second Amendment, the Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause or the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. The court affirmed an order from the U.S. District Court that denied challengers’ motion to preliminarily enjoin enforcement of the law. Judges Joseph Greenaway Jr. and Patty Shwartz ruled to affirm the lower court....
  • Prison Escapee Is Fatally Shot by Woman After He Breaks Into Her Home, Sheriff Says

    12/05/2018 1:53:54 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 4, 2018 | Matt Stevens
    A felon who escaped from a South Carolina prison early Tuesday morning and barged into a woman’s home was fatally shot by the homeowner in what the local sheriff described as a “shining example” of why people should own guns and know how to use them. ... At the news conference, Sheriff Clark called the homeowner a hero and emphasized the need for people — especially women — to get concealed weapons permits. “This is the shining example of what this lady did — took the time to get her C.W.P. and set herself up to be able to protect...
  • House Dem majority will push for law making private gun sales ILLEGAL

    12/05/2018 1:08:49 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 85 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | December 5, 2018 | National Sentinel
    (National Sentinel) Style Not Substance: In what amounts to additional proof that the incoming Democratic majority in the House isn’t really serious about helping lead the nation, the party of the donkey plans to introduce legislation to criminalize private sales of firearms. As reported by far-Left Mother Jones, Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., is ready to do the bidding of several anti-gun groups after meeting with representatives from Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Everytown for Gun Safety, the Center for American Progress, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and Gabby Giffords’ group, among others. He asked what those groups wanted...
  • Countless Americans carry guns. Police are killing too many of them

    12/05/2018 8:09:00 AM PST · by Sopater · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | NOV 27, 2018 | Times Editorial Board
    Many justifications are being offered for the tragic police shooting on Thanksgiving night that killed 21-year Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr. at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, Ala., just south of Birmingham. They all seem beside the point. Bradford, known as E.J., was among the shoppers who crowded the mall on Thursday when, police say, gunshots wounded an 18-year-old man and a 12-year-old girl. Bradford apparently was armed. Police showed up on the scene and shot him, and announced that in doing so, they had ended the threat. They later acknowledged that Bradford had not been the shooter. But they claimed...
  • Tom Arnold: 80 Percent Of Gun Owners Shoot Themselves Or Family Member

    12/04/2018 1:07:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | December 3, 2018 | Tom Knighton
    Tom Arnold isn’t someone you go to for intelligent conversation. The man is best known for being married to Roseanne Barr and has had precisely one decent movie role where he was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s partner in True Lies. That’s the entirety of why he’s famous. But, he is famous, and because of that, he has a big platform on social media. It’s a platform where he utters the most completely brain-dead things possible. Stuff like this: (TWEETS) Of course, Arnold never provided a citation for that claim. And Arnold can’t provide a citation for that claim, because it’s complete and...