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  • The Myth of ‘Uniquely American’ Violence

    03/25/2019 12:58:07 PM PDT · by gattaca · 10 replies
    USCCA ^ | March 22, 2019 | John Caile
    We have all heard the oft-repeated assertion by American media that so-called “gun violence” — especially mass public shootings — is almost exclusively an American phenomenon. This claim is almost always connected with our “lax” gun laws compared to other countries, particularly European nations. Faulty Analysis Most so-called “research” uses worldwide “gun violence” data — deaths due to firearms — as a way to measure a particular area’s “safety.” By that standard, when almost a million of its people were hacked to death with machetes, Rwanda would have been calculated as safer than the United States! Mass Shootings Occur Worldwide...
  • New Zealand Prime Minister: Gun Confiscation ‘Just The Beginning’ Of Things To Come

    03/24/2019 12:28:20 PM PDT · by MNDude · 98 replies
    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Thursday that the nation now plans to enact extreme gun laws in the wake of last week’s terrorist attack: Banning semiautomatic firearms and forcing citizens to turn in the banned weapons. "those who continue to possess these guns will be in contravention of the law. Currently, the penalties for this range from fines of up to $4,000 and or three years in prison. The draft legislation will look to increase these penalties."
  • New Zealand's Gun Owners Have So Far Voluntarily Surrendered 37 Firearms (truncated)

    03/23/2019 10:51:50 AM PDT · by akalinin · 64 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 03/20/2019 | Tasneem Nashrulla
    Full title: New Zealand's Gun Owners Have So Far Voluntarily Surrendered 37 Firearms — Of An Estimated 1.2 Million Following reports that a flood of New Zealand gun owners have been voluntarily surrending their firearms in the wake of last Friday's Christchurch mosque attack that left 50 dead, the numbers are in on how many Kiwis actually handed over their weapons. Out of an estimated 1.2 million registered guns, New Zealand police report that as of Tuesday night, 37 firearms have been surrendered nationwide, according to BuzzFeed. No accounting was provided of how many people owned those guns, the types...
  • New Zealand Politician Tells NRA to 'Bugger Off,' Stay Out of Country's Affairs

    03/22/2019 8:04:25 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 49 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 22nd March 2019 | Ewan Palmer
    The National Rifle Association has been told to "bugger off" from meddling in New Zealand's affairs as the country undertakes gun law reform in the wake of the attacks on two mosques, which left 50 people dead. Former Police Minister Judith Collins, of the center right National Party, described how she had tried to introduce stricter gun laws in New Zealand but was met with opposition from the country’s gun industry and lobbyist groups. Collins said she and other members of parliament received large amounts of material that appeared to have been sourced from the NRA. "They talked about how...
  • Walther PK380 Gun Review

    03/22/2019 4:59:15 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 64 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/22/2019 | C Cocoles
    When Walther came out with the hammer-fired PK380 they knew it would be tough going up against the Joe Tactical or Dirty Harry wannabes. Walther also knew that a certain percentage of the gun community need a smaller gun, a slide they can manipulate while under pressure. WaltherÂ’s PK380 is an older design with an endearingly old-fashioned manual safety, paddle-style magazine release, and disassembly tool. That said, the grip is surprisingly comfortable, its feature set makes a lot of sense for many shooters, and considered one of the softest-shooting .380s on the market. Trigger The trigger is a typical hammer-fired...
  • Mexico has one gun shop. So how come all the murders?[video](anti-US slant)

    03/19/2019 9:14:59 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19th March 2019 | Angélica M Casas
    There were more than 33,000 killings in Mexico in 2018 - but there's only one legal gun store in the country. US weapons are feeding the crisis in Mexico - as is a high demand for drugs in the US.
  • Proposal would create gun registry across Pennsylvania

    03/19/2019 3:53:57 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 60 replies
    WPXI ^ | March 19, 2019
    Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering a bill that would create a gun registry across the state. The bill would require gun owners across the state to register their firearms through state police every year. Under the proposal, gun owners would need to undergo an annual background check, including fingerprinting. Gun rights advocates are against the idea, saying it’s a violation of the federal and state constitutions.
  • Gun owners in New Zealand brace for big changes to their right to carry

    03/18/2019 6:41:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 18, 2019 | Shibani Mahtani
    Some rushed to their trusted online dealers and stores to stock up on semiautomatic assault-style rifles. Others unlocked their secure cabinets, picked up their firearms and turned them in to police stations, no questions asked. The estimated quarter of a million gun owners across this largely quiet, peaceful South Pacific country, many of them dedicated hunters, are bracing for what are likely to be significant changes to New Zealand’s firearm laws. Leaders have hinted that the changes will impact the proliferation and availability of semiautomatic weapons in particular. The changes, agreed to in principle by the country’s coalition government Monday...
  • Brazil Embraces Pro-Gun Stance

    03/17/2019 10:46:13 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 9 replies
    The Wall Street Journal Weekend ^ | March 16, 2019 | Samantha Pearson, Luciana Magalhaes and Paulo Trevisani
    ... as Brazil reels from one of its worst-ever school shootings, the response from President Jair Bolsonaro’s right-wing administration and his supporters this week has been the opposite [oh how UK, Australia, Canada and Germany responded to their own school massacres over recent decades]: What Brazil needs, they say, is more guns... “...imagine if a decent person had been armed at that school. They could have stopped the attack from ending in the bloody way it did,” said Rogerio Mendonca, deputy leader of the governing bloc in the lower house of Congress.
  • Abdul Aziz Stopped The Shooter At The Linwood Mosque With A Credit Card Machine And An Empty Gun

    03/16/2019 7:42:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/16/2019 | John Sexton
    Yesterday I wrote about the Linwood mosque, the smaller mosque where the killer continued his murder spree in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. According to an eyewitness who was taking cover on the floor, a man from the mosque confronted and fought the shooter and took away his gun. It turns out that was a bit of a simplification of what happened. Today we have interviews with Abdul Aziz, the man who confronted the shooter.Aziz heard shots outside and ran toward them. He wanted to have something in his hand to use as a weapon so, as he...
  • 'I saw people drop dead in front of me': Christchurch shooting witnesses describe the moment...

    03/15/2019 10:12:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | MARCH 15, 2019 | y Lauren Ferri and Karen Ruiz and Ben Hill For Daily Mail Australia
    FULL TITLE: 'I saw people drop dead in front of me': Christchurch shooting witnesses describe the moment a gunman opened fire in a Christchurch mosque - as tradesman recalls cradling an injured five-year-old as her father lay in the street dying A tradesman who witnessed people 'running for their lives' outside Masjid Al Noor Mosque has told how he rushed to nurse a wounded young girl on a footpath after she was shot alongside her dying father. The man, who was not identified, was driving past the mosque with his colleagues when he heard 'rapid fire' and saw people taking...
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Removing Hunting Rifles from Stores

    03/15/2019 1:26:37 AM PDT · by Windflier · 52 replies ^ | 12 March 2019 | AllOutdoor Staff
    Dick’s Sporting Goods announced on Tuesday they will be removing hunting rifles and other hunting products from 125 of its stores. Last year, in a move that was highly disappointing for gun sellers, buyers and the firearms industry as a whole, the sporting goods store pulled all modern sporting rifles from their shelves. On Tuesday, the company doubled down on that strategy and will be moving even further away from selling firearms. According to The New York Times, Dick’s plans to replace hunting goods with merchandise such as ski apparel, batting cages and other outdoor gear. Nonetheless, this type of...
  • Dick's Sporting Goods to stop selling firearms at 125 stores

    03/12/2019 12:12:12 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 97 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | March 12, 2019 | Bob D'Angelo
    The chief executive officer of Dick’s Sporting Goods said Tuesday the retailer will stop selling firearms at 125 of its stores, The Wall Street Journal reported. In a conference call, Dick’s CEO Ed Stack said the retailer will remove guns and some hunting gear after testing the idea in 10 stores last year, the newspaper reported. The move continues a rollback that Dick’s began last year, when the company announced it would stop selling assault-style guns and would not sell weapons or ammunition to anyone under the age of 21. That announcement, made in the wake of a mass shooting...
  • Hawaii Dems Call for Repeal of 2nd Amendment [semi-satire]

    03/12/2019 9:57:40 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 March 2019 | John Semmens
    The Hawaii Senate is considering a resolution calling for a repeal of the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. The heavily Democrat-dominated body (there is only one Republican and 24 Democrats) will most likely pass the resolution. Resolution co-sponsor Roz Baker (D-Maui) says “the era when individuals had to have firearms to hunt for food or ward off criminals is long past. In 1789, help could not be easily summoned and once summoned could take hours or more to respond. Today, police can be summoned in seconds and arrive within minutes. There is no longer a need for individual ownership...
  • Emergency Shockwave Fix Bill Signed by Governor

    03/11/2019 2:38:59 PM PDT · by Lowell1775 · 5 replies
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 03-11-2019 | Staff
    Today Governor DeWine signed into law House Bill 86, sponsored by Representative Phil Plummer (R-Dayton). This emergency legislation corrects a drafting error by the Legislative Services Commission (LSC) in the passed version of HB 228 at the end of the last legislative session. It clarifies contradictory language on firearms, specifically what is and what is not “dangerous ordnance.” HB 86 contains an emergency clause. This means the confusing language from HB 228 is corrected immediately upon the bill taking effect on March 28, 2019. No firearms were ever banned as a result of this swift action by the Ohio General...
  • The Black Gun Owner Next Door (Must Read)

    03/10/2019 8:49:45 AM PDT · by NRx · 45 replies
    NY Times ^ | 03-10-2019 | Tiya Miles
    ...The ruddy bricks, green shutters and white curtains were just as I remembered them. But here was something new — a red, white and blue sticker on the windowpane trumpeting the National Rifle Association. ...My response to seeing the sticker was strong. I am an African-American historian and, on the matter of guns and most other political issues, decidedly liberal. To me, the pairing of Lewis Hayden and the N.R.A. felt like an affront. ...Some identify as “gun-comfortable,” like the political scientist Jason Johnson, who attended the 2017 N.R.A. convention and concluded at The that the event stoked “white...
  • Man aged in his 20s remains in critical condition in hospital following West Dublin shooting

    03/09/2019 5:05:16 PM PST · by Murtyo · 6 replies
    Gardaí have confirmed that a man aged in his 20s remains in critical condition in hospital following a shooting in West Dublin, on Wednesday. It is understood the man who is known to Gardaí was shot in the Briarwood area of Mulhuddart at approximately 5pm yesterday evening.
  • Indiana man without gun license accidentally shoots himself in groin

    03/05/2019 2:06:08 PM PST · by 4Runner · 50 replies ^ | March 5, 2019 | Alex Lasker
    A Marion, Indiana, man was seriously injured after he accidentally shot himself in the groin with a gun he did not have a license to possess, authorities say. Mark Anthony Jones, 46, was out for a walk early on Feb. 28 with an unholstered Hi-Point 9mm handgun in his waistband when the weapon began to slip from its position, according to a police report. When Jones went to adjust the handgun, he accidentally discharged it, shooting himself in the genitals.
  • Maryland Sheriff on Gun Confiscation Bill: ‘We Will Not Comply’

    03/01/2019 3:25:09 PM PST · by detective · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Mar 2019 | AWR Hawkins
    Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis says he and his deputies “will not comply” if Maryland lawmakers follow through with a long gun licensing and confiscation law. Lewis told Delmarva Now that he believes lawmakers are punishing residents throughout the state for the out-of-control crime in Baltimore. He said, “Law-abiding citizens are repeatedly being penalized because of Baltimore City’s inability to control their crime. And I’m sorry — I’m not someone’s puppet. I’m going to stand up for what I think is unjust and unconstitutional to the American people, including those living in the state in Maryland.” He added, “We’re gonna...
  • US-Somali cop who shot dead an Australian woman in her pyjamas 'pointed a gun at a driver's head...

    02/28/2019 8:05:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 53 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | FEB, 28, 2019 | Karen Ruiz For Daily Mail Australia and Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: US-Somali cop who shot dead an Australian woman in her pyjamas 'pointed a gun at a driver's head months earlier after stopping him for not using his indicator' The US-Somali cop accused of fatally shooting an Australian woman outside her home had brandished his gun on a driver during a traffic stop months earlier, it has been revealed. Dashcam footage has emerged showing former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, 33, pointing his weapon at a driver after he had stopped him for allegedly not using his turn signal in May 2017. Noor has been charged with second-degree intentional...