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  • Guns protect people from criminals when the police can’t

    08/12/2020 2:07:46 PM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 6 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 8-12-2020 | Dr John R. Lott
    For years, gun-control advocates told us that it is the job of police to protect them. But now, the same people who want to ban gun ownership also want to defund police, replacing them with social workers who won’t do anything to stop violent crime. Police are extremely important in stopping crime. Indeed, academic research shows that they are probably the single most important factor in reducing it.
  • Exclusive: New York City Rifle Permit Applications Surge by 340%

    08/11/2020 1:12:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 10, 2020 7:17 PM ET | Jake Dima
    New York City rifle permit applications and pistol license requests have surged this year, according to New York Police Department (NYPD) data obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation. NYC residents submitted nearly 149% more handgun permits and nearly 340% more rifle/shotgun permits from Jan. 1 to June 28 compared to the same period in 2019, according to data provided to the DCNF by NYPD spokeswoman Sgt. Jessica McRorie. A total of 2,338 people applied for handgun licenses from January to the end of June this year, compared to 1,571 last year in the same time frame, according to the...
  • The Economy Is Struggling, but Gun Sales Are Soaring

    08/11/2020 4:53:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | August 11, 2020 | Salena Zito
    OAKMONT, Pennsylvania -- Long before you find yourself standing in front of the Smoke N' Guns shop, the delicate aroma of coffee beans and hand-rolled cigars beckons your senses as you walk along Allegheny River Boulevard. Outside the shop, four black leather chairs spread a respectable 6 feet apart are waiting for either the overflow of customers or locals such as Marcello Frollo to hold court. He enjoys a rolled cigar along with his double espresso as he listens to the cars rumble along the brick-lined street. Inside, the store is a visual delight, with a coffee bar and a...
  • Airport Security Is Finding Loaded Guns In Triple The Number Of Passenger Carry-Ons Compared To Pre-Pandemic Rates

    08/10/2020 11:34:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 8/10/2020 | Marlo Safi
    Airport security is finding guns in passenger carry-on bags at triple the rate they did before the pandemic, per the Associated Press — and most of the guns they find are loaded. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers found 15.3 guns for every million people screened in July. This is triple the number of those screened found with guns in July of 2019, at 5.1 per million people, according to the AP. The TSA screened more than 830,000 passengers Sunday, a number that hasn’t been reached since March 17 as many are still apprehensive about flying due to the virus and...
  • Armed Florida man shot dead trying to break into home of family helping his estranged wife escape ‘horrific marriage’: Cops

    08/10/2020 5:59:08 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 42 replies ^ | August 9, 2020 | KC Wildmoon
    A Florida homeowner shot and killed an armed man who broke into his home on Saturday, according to Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco. Ronald Fleet, 55, was apparently angry that the homeowner and his family were helping his estranged wife as the two went through a divorce, Nocco said. The wife was related to the homeowner’s family, Nocco said, and was trying to get out of a “horrific marriage.” The incident took place just after noon on Saturday, police said, when Fleet came to the Land O’Lakes house and began trying to kick in the front door. The homeowner grabbed...
  • How I Killed A Bear With A BB Gun

    08/09/2020 5:28:47 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 28 replies
    Guns America Digest ^ | June 1, 2020 | Levi Sim
    Black Bear hunting may be the most varied kind of hunting on the planet and it’s a very different hunting experience to every person you talk to. It could mean hunting over bait or spot and stalk, with boats or with hounds, arrows or bullets, public land or private. It could be within an hour’s drive of home or an all-out Alaskan adventure. In the last three years, I’ve tried most of the methods and I’ve brought home two black bears. Whatever you think you know about each of those methods, don’t judge them until you’ve tried them yourself. Hunting...
  • The Trump Formula for Victory: Guns, Black Voters and the NFL

    08/09/2020 3:52:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | August 9, 2020 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Well, I'm sure I've got your attention now, with that provocative title! But I'm not kidding. I think President Donald Trump will win by an electoral landslide on Nov. 3 because of guns, black voters and the NFL. Let me explain this winning formula. First, guns. It's hard to believe Democrats are this clueless, blind, deaf and dumb. And I stress dumb. They've made the 2020 election about guns. What a huge mistake in a country dominated by gun owners. First, a Soros-funded St Louis circuit attorney made the PR mistake of a lifetime: indicting Mark and Patricia McCloskey for...
  • 2020 Election: Work Now or Regret Later

    08/08/2020 7:08:11 AM PDT · by The Houston Courant · 3 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | August 8, 2020 | R. Malone
    With under 70 days until early voting begins for the upcoming general election, now is the time to get to work. Elections can be won—or lost—based on how many active volunteers hit the streets, knock on doors, and talk to voters one-on-one about a candidate. Of course, in this age of technology, campaigns use many methods to get in touch with voters. A well-funded campaign may run ads on TV, radio, and social media, in addition to flooding the district with mailers. But while these advertisements can have a major impact in a race, they can still be overcome by...
  • 'You could have set your watch by it': NRA counter-sues New York Attorney General and claims her lawsuit trying to dismantle their organization is a 'premeditated attack' deliberately timed to thwart Trump's reelection chances

    08/06/2020 12:11:21 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08 06 2020 | Jennifer Smith
    Letitia James filed the lawsuit in New York on Thursday alleging fraud She claims Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's Executive Vice President, and three others misused funds for years LaPierre allegedly used company money to fly his family around on private jets More than half a million dollars was spent getting them to and from the Bahamas, the lawsuit claims James is a vocal Trump critic and is also opposed to firearms She said on Thursday the lawsuit had nothing to do with her political beliefs and was down to fraud, but she said she was still probing NRA political donations...
  • New York's wealthy Upper East Side reports a shocking 286% increase in robberies - with armed gunmen holding up residents just feet from the homes of billionaires

    08/04/2020 7:44:04 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 4, 2020 | Andrew Court
    New York City's wealthiest neighborhood is grappling with a spike in armed robberies, new data reveals. Manhattan's Upper East Side has seen 27 robberies over the past four weeks - a 286 percent increase when compared to the same period last year, according to the NYPD. Alarmingly, a significant number of those have involved locals being held up at gunpoint. For the entirety of 2019, the Upper East Side only reported four armed robberies. This year, 14 have already been reported. The figures are causing alarm in the ritzy neighborhood, where residents boast an average annual income of $322,400. The...
  • Gun Shop Owner Wears 'Communist News Network' Shirt for CNN Interview!

    08/04/2020 9:11:00 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about dressing for the occasion! CNN's New Day aired a segment this morning that included an interview by CNN reporter Miguel Marquez with an Arizona gun shop owner wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with "CNN" -- except the 'C' had been replaced with . . . a hammer and sickle. His message was clear: the Communist News Network! Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • US firearms purchases skyrocket during pandemic, according to FBI records

    08/03/2020 5:26:31 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 08 03 2020 | Josh Campbell
    As the nation has grappled with a global pandemic and images of some rioters causing damage after hijacking peaceful protests demanding racial justice, more and more Americans appear to be arming themselves. In July 2020, the FBI conducted more than 3.6 million firearm background checks, making it the third highest month on record for checks since the bureau began keeping statistics in 1998, according to new data released on Monday by the agency. By comparison, the bureau conducted just over 2 million checks in July 2019. Background checks associated with the sale, transfer or permitting of firearms set an all-time...
  • 34 Shot, 9 Fatally, over Weekend in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

    08/03/2020 9:21:07 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/03/2020 | Awr Hawkins
    Thirty-four people were shot, nine fatally, over the weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. On August 2, 2020, Breitbart News reported 21 people had been shot, six fatally, Friday through Saturday afternoon alone. On Monday morning the Chicago Sun-Times reported the weekend concluded with at least 34 shot, nine fatally. NBC5 reported the fatal shootings began with someone opening fire shortly after 6 p.m. Friday on a nine-year-old boy who was playing in a parking lot. The boy was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the hospital.
  • Myths the Media Perpetuate About Gun Control

    08/01/2020 10:23:54 AM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 7 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Aug 1, 2020 | Dr. John R. Lott
    The push to disarm Americans, such as Pamela and Mark McCloskey of St. Louis, stems from the belief that disarming the public will make us safer. But those beliefs arise from myths perpetrated by the media. The news media give people a very skewed view of guns and crime, and push policies that, paradoxically, endanger people’s lives. They do this not only by choosing what crimes to cover (or not cover), but also by the statistics and research that they choose to relay. After the New York Times recently fired its opinion page editor for publishing a conservative viewpoint, it...
  • Biden's Civil War

    07/30/2020 10:53:18 AM PDT · by Bonemaker · 7 replies ^ | 07/30/2020 | William L. Gensert
    A victorious President Biden will move from his Delaware basement to the cellar of the White House, where he will remain only to be seen by the public in prerecorded, televised “Messages to the People.” The riots will stop. After which, the suspiciously trained, organized, and supplied “grassroots Antifa rioters” will be “unofficially” incorporated into the Biden administration as “Local Policy Councils” financed by leftist dark money and tasked to root out disobedience and dissent. Thereby, Jerry Nadler’s Antifa “myth” will be in a position to enforce the much needed “hope and change” Biden has said he wishes to bring...
  • Firearm Ownership Surging Among Black Americans amid Nationwide Run on Firearms

    07/28/2020 11:12:23 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/27/2020 | Awr Hawkins
    National African American Gun Owners’ Association (NAAGA) president Philip Smith has seen as many as 2,000 new members a day since coronavirus warnings and shutdowns began impacting the country earlier this year. That rush in membership only continued following the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd. Smith intimated that the very onset of the coronavirus made some black Americans give gun ownership serious thought for the first time: “If you have a half a brain in your head even saying, ‘Oh, this might get serious, let me plan accordingly.'” His group “has grown to more than 30,000 members” this...
  • Remington Returns to Bankruptcy Blaming Falling Gun Sales

    07/28/2020 10:23:37 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 84 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 7/28/2020 | Rick Green and Steven Church
    Remington Outdoor Co. filed for bankruptcy for the second time in two years with plans to sell the 200-year-old maker of firearms. The company said reduced gun sales prevented it from making money even after restructuring its finances in its first bankruptcy. Remington had $437.5 million in sales last year, about half the business it did in 2016, according to court papers filed in Decatur, Alabama. The company owes various lenders more than $250 million, including a $12.5 million debt to Remington’s home town of Huntsville, Alabama, which put up a loan to help upgrade a manufacturing plant there. The...
  • Judge Orders Police to Hand Over Private Information About Gun Owners

    07/27/2020 6:04:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 94 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 27, 2020 | Beth Baumann
    The New York State Supreme Court last week granted a motion ordering the New York City Police Department (NYPD) to turn over the name, zip codes and license category of anyone who was granted a firearm license in 2018. The New York Daily News made the request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request process, which provides public information from government agencies to citizens and journalists. ... The Daily News argues that the information can be turned over because of a state law – known as the SAFE Act – that declared "that names and addresses of all firearms...
  • Brady's Latest Effort Is Not About the Troops, It's About Control

    07/27/2020 10:19:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | July 27, 2020 | Mark Oliva
    Gun control has a problem with the truth. They can’t shoot straight. Brady: United Against Gun Violence is the latest example of just making it up as they go and thinking no one will notice. Officials there sent out a plea for money claiming the Trump administration’s rollback of a 2002 State Department ban on suppressor exports is putting U.S. service members’ lives at risk. The fundraiser email read as follows:"The harm is clear: This repeal will increase the risk that U.S. service members will be shot or killed with American-made guns and accessories. "This repeal is immoral. It’s unpatriotic. It’s...
  • Brass vs. Steel Cased Ammo – An Epic Torture Test

    07/26/2020 5:03:33 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 61 replies
    Lucky Gunner Labs ^ | 9/21/19 | Andrew
    Brass vs. Steel Cased Ammo Test Summary We acquired four identical Bushmaster AR-15 rifles. We chose the Bushmaster MOE Series AR-15 because it’s a widely available, affordable, and mass-market. Our team didn’t want something too cheap and of lower quality or something too expensive and of high quality since our goal is to help the most number of people. We acquired 10,000 rounds each of the following ammunition (new production): Federal 55gr – Brass-Cased – Copper Jacket Wolf 55gr FMJ – Steel-Cased with Polymer Coating – Bi-Metal Jacket (steel and copper) 55gr FMJ – Steel-Cased with Polymer Coating – Bi-Metal...