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  • States with tough gun laws have fewer shooting deaths: study

    09/01/2015 4:48:28 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | august 31, 2015 | GLENN BLAIN , CELESTE KATZ   
    The harder states make it to get guns — like New York — the fewer people die because of them, a new analysis of firearm restrictions shows. New York State, with its relatively strict laws — restrictions that are even tougher in the five boroughs — had 4.2 gun deaths per capita in 2013, the third-fewest number of gun-related deaths nationwide, according to the National Journal’s study released Monday. It examined gun-related deaths of all types — from murders to suicides and accidental shootings — in the year 2013 and found “while it’s certainly true that a number of factors contribute to...
  • Administration Makes End Run Around 2nd Amendment [semi-satire]

    08/31/2015 11:44:21 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Aug 2015 | John Semmens
    In a move said to side-step Constitutional impediments to reasonable gun control, US Secretary of State John Kerry signed on to a UN agreement establishing an international gun registry and controls over the sale and transport of “small arms.” “Every sensible effort to restrict access to guns in the United States has been blocked by court rulings citing the Second Amendment’s ‘right to bear arms,’” Kerry complained. “Well, the US Constitution doesn’t apply to the UN. It is not fettered by the kind of out-of-date notions that stymie policy in this country.” “While the gun extremists at the NRA may...
  • A Shotgun Wedding: Couple Ties The Knot At Shooters World

    08/31/2015 7:30:23 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 14 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 30, 2015 | Geoff Fox
    TAMPA — Gunfire rang out shortly after Melissa Kunkel and Gary Webb said “I do” on Sunday. Relax. The shots — aimed at heart-shaped bulls-eyes on paper targets — might have been among the friendliest fire in history. Following a wedding ceremony attended by about 50 people in a banquet room at Shooters World on Fletcher Avenue, the newlyweds took aim and fired. After an initial volley of shots that left holes around the bulls-eye, Melissa Webb pierced the paper heart with two bullets. “It’s an unusual experience, but it couldn’t have turned out nicer,” said the bride’s father, Tom...
  • Nazi Booty - Is this Hitler's Shotgun?

    08/31/2015 6:09:03 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/31/2015 | L Collectables
    Towards the end of the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, the soldiers of the 506th Parachute Regiment, 101st Airborne, are sent to Hitler’s “Eagles Nest” retreat in the Bavarian Alps. There, Nazi leaders had a getaway resort where they could enjoy an opulent lifestyle away from the public eye. As depicted in the miniseries, this is where the real boys of the 101st found a treasure trove of war souvenirs, and this is where the story of our shotgun – engraved with the initials A.H. – begins. The shotgun This style of shotgun, known as a Drilling, is uniquely German....
  • Gun Myths and the Roanoke Shootings

    08/30/2015 7:49:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Bernie Sanders' record skews way to the left on one issue after another: health care, taxes, campaign finance, international trade, abortion and the Iraq war. Gun control? Not so much. "Bernie Sanders, Gun Nut" was the headline in the liberal online publication Slate. After the Sandy Hook massacre, other progressives called for tough new restrictions on firearms, but Sanders disagreed. "If you passed the strongest gun control legislation tomorrow, I don't think it will have a profound effect on the tragedies we have seen," he said. The obvious explanation for this anomaly is that he comes from Vermont, a state...
  • Guns for me but not for thee.

    08/29/2015 3:44:54 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 43 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | Jessica Glenza and Amanda Holpuch
    The father of Alison Parker, the journalist shot dead on live television on Wednesday, has said that now he is campaigning for gun control he will probably have to get a firearm to defend himself. Andy Parker, spoke to reporters on Friday after he visited the television station, WDBJ7, where his daughter worked before being murdered - along with cameraman Adam Ward - by their former colleague Vester Lee Flanagan. He continued to push for stricter gun control in the United States, where decades of mass shootings have failed to produce meaningful reform. “I want to go to the Virginia...
  • Innocent bystander, 61, dies after NYPD accidentally shot him in ... attempt to catch a gun dealer

    08/29/2015 12:30:42 PM PDT · by matt04 · 24 replies
    A man who was shot by an NYPD officer in a bungled attempt at a gun bust died Saturday morning. Felix Kumi, 61, was hit by several rounds after an undercover cop missed his target and hit him instead. The officer, who has not been named, was aiming for a suspect involved in the gun bust in Mount Vernon, Westchester County. Alvin Smothers, 37, reportedly aimed a gun at the officer, who fired 11 rounds at him in response. Three of the shots his Smothers, while at least two went astray and hit Kumi, who was standing behind him. Officers...
  • Mental Health and the 2nd Amendment - No Excuse For Gun Grab

    08/29/2015 10:36:51 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Daniel John Sobieski
    Despite the undeniable mental issues affecting black, gay Democrat Vester Flanagan, who was not sporting a Confederate flag before he shot and killed his two former KDBJ coworkers, reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward, the fact is that he passed a background check and legally possessed the Glock handgun he used. As much as we all want to prevent the mentally unstable from possessing firearms, the fact is that there was nothing in Flanagan’s background to prevent him from legally owning a firearm.
  • Black Activists Call for Lynching and Hanging of White People and Cops

    08/29/2015 6:08:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 63 replies
    Aug 28, 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    Black Activists Call for Lynching and Hanging of White People and Cops Lana Shadwick 28 Aug 2015 Members of the #FYF911 or #FukYoFlag and #BlackLivesMatter movements called for the lynching and hanging of white people and cops. They encouraged others on a radio show Tuesday night to “turn the tide” and kill white people and cops to send a message about the killing of black people in America. One of the F***YoFlag organizers is called “Sunshine.” She has a radio blog show hosted from Texas called, “Sunshine’s F***ing Opinion Radio Show.” A snapshot of her #FYF911 @LOLatWhiteFear Twitter page at...
  • The first step to fixing the gun problem is recognizing the cause of it...

    08/28/2015 3:39:14 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-28-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Inspired by Matt Walsh's piece on the shooting in Virginia.
  • Behind the Barrel: C93 Automatic Pistol

    08/28/2015 3:03:15 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 21 replies
    Military.com ^ | 8/26/15 | Hosted by Craig Gottlieb
    Hosted by Craig Gottlieb, who is famously known as the weapons expert on the hit show Pawn Stars, this all new series reveals surprising stories behind iconic weapons. In this episode Craig takes us behind the barrel of the C93 Automatic Pistol
  • White House concedes new gun laws wouldn’t have stopped Va. gunman

    08/28/2015 1:58:18 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    The White House conceded Friday that new gun regulations probably wouldn’t have prevented the gunman who murdered two television journalists in southwestern Virginia this week. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said it appears that a proposal championed by President Obama to require background checks on purchases at gun shows “would not have applied in this particular case.”
  • Virginia Shooting Victim’s Husband: ‘I Blame the Guy Holding the Gun,’ Not the Gun

    08/28/2015 10:51:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Virginia Shooting Victim’s Husband: ‘I Blame the Guy Holding the Gun,’ Not the Gun On August 28, Tim Gardner, husband of Virginia shooting victim Vicki Gardner, said he does not blame the gun for his wife’s shooting. Rather, he blames the man who was holding the gun and pulled the trigger. Vicki is the woman Alison Parker was interviewing when Vester Lee Flanagan opened fire. According to Fox News, Tim Gardner said one of Flanagan’s bullets “grazed [Vicki’s] spine” without doing the damage a direct hit would have done. Tim expressed gratitude that it was not a direct hit and...
  • Slain TV reporter's boyfriend asks for dialogue over gun violence

    08/27/2015 5:59:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 97 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 08/27/2015 | Ben Brumfield, Eliott C. McLaughlin and Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN
    (CNN)One day after reporter Alison Parker, 24, and her cameraman, Adam Ward, 27, were gunned down on live television in Roanoke, Virginia, Parker's boyfriend said merely remembering their lives is not enough. "There needs to be some action that is taken out of an event like this -- out of an event like Sandy Hook, like Charleston, like Aurora, Colorado... where these things just don't occur anymore," Chris Hurst told CNN on Thursday, citing a litany of American gun violence. "We need to have a substantive conversation on what is going on in America that is allowing evil to continue...
  • Black, Gay Reporter Murders Straight, White Journalists — Media Blame the Gun

    08/27/2015 2:31:14 PM PDT · by RC one · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/26/15 | Ben Shaapiro
    Williams murdered two people while they were live on air on WDBJ in Virginia: reporter Alison Parker, and cameraman Adam Ward. After the murders, he went on the run – and while he was on the run, he tweeted out his rationale for the killings, accusing Parker of making “racist comments” and Ward of going “to hr on me after working with me one time!!!” He then posted video to his Facebook and Twitter pages of himself shooting both at point-blank range.
  • Seattle Passes ‘Gun Violence’ Tax, NRA and Others Sue

    08/27/2015 2:21:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/27/2015 | Liz Sheld
    Not just one, but three Second Amendment groups have filed suit against the city of Seattle for adopting a “gun violence tax” on ammunition and firearms, “designed to help offset the financial toll of gun violence”: The complaint was filed Monday in King County Superior Court by the NRA, the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, along with two gun owners and two gun shops. It called the tax legally unenforceable because Washington state prohibits local governments from adopting laws related to firearms unless those local ordinances are specifically authorized by the state. More likely...
  • Disarming America, the Final Solution?

    08/27/2015 10:27:06 AM PDT · by samovar123 · 13 replies
    A new report touted by NBC News’ Maggie Fox makes the claim that the level of firearm ownership can be correlated with homicide deaths of Law Enforcement Officers. More civilian gun ownership in a given area, more dead police. Study authors David Sewedler and David Hemenway would later admit that perhaps this homicide rate was actually driven by criminals. The “criminal offender theory” draws the not-so-remarkable conclusion that police who have frequent encounters with violent criminals are more likely to be injured or killed. Not all that surprising a proposition, is it? Of course, gun hating members of the media...
  • THE #BLACKLIVESMATTER REVOLUTION WILL BE TELEVISED

    08/27/2015 3:52:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    Hoping to start a bloody "race war," a black, gay, in-your-face Obama-supporting former TV reporter horrified Southwest Virginia TV viewers yesterday when he stalked and coolly murdered two white former TV station colleagues and wounded a white interview subject during a live broadcast.
  • Murdered TV Reporter's Dad Just Vowed to "shame" legislators to pass gun control

    08/26/2015 6:24:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 121 replies
    8/26/15
    Ann Coulter is going to be on the Megyn File....so I tuned in. The murdered girl's father and boy friend made a joint appearance....they really seemed to be almost comfortable. Now look, we all mourn differently...yet the two seemed so at ease on the subject. Maybe the shock of what happened has them in a daze. But at the end of the interview, the father vowed to "shame" people into accepting gun control....but he DID speak about guns being kept out of the hands of mentally ill people. I thought the law already did that. Now Megyn has a former...
  • RACIAL MOTIVE SUSPECTED: VA POLICE ID PERSON-OF-INTEREST IN WDBJ DOUBLE MURDER

    08/26/2015 12:35:04 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | John Nolte
    In the manifest linked below, Flanagan says he was a gay man and appears to claim he was a victim of homophobia from his co-workers, including “black men and white females.” ABC News reports that Flanagan left a suicide note indicating he was motivated by a “Race War.” As for Dylann Roof? You (deleted)! You want a race war (deleted)? BRING IT THEN YOU WHITE …(deleted)!!!” He said Jehovah spoke to him, telling him to act.”
  • WH Spox: Virginia Shooting Shows Need For "Common Sense" Gun Control

    08/26/2015 12:27:15 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 59 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday at the White House briefing press secretary Josh Ea rnest used the tragic live broadcasted murders of 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and cameraman 27 year-old Adam Ward by a disgruntled former news reporter identified as Vester Lee Flanigan to call for “common sense” gun control.
  • White House says Virginia TV shooting points to need for gun control

    08/26/2015 12:22:10 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    MSN ^ | August 26, 2015
    The White House said on Wednesday that the shooting of two television journalists in Virginia is another example of gun violence that is "becoming all too common." White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters that Congress can pass legislation that would have a "tangible impact of reducing gun violence in this country."
  • VA Gov McCauliffe Touts Advocacy For Backround Checks During Interview On Shooting

    08/26/2015 8:15:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 66 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) stated, “there are too many guns in the hands of people who should not have guns. This is why I’ve long advocated for background checks” in an interview on the shooting of a reporter and a cameraman on Washington DC’s WTOP radio, portions of which were broadcast on Wednesday’s “CNN Newsroom.”
  • Slain Cameraman Photographed His Killer

    The gunman who shot and killed a Virginia TV crew was a man dressed all in black. Cameraman Adam Ward captured the man approaching as he fired at him and reporter Alison Parker. The shooter has not yet been identified. According to the station manager Jeffrey A. Marks, it appears that the cameraman was shot first, and Parker was shot while running away.
  • Silencerco - The Doom of Boom

    08/25/2015 10:18:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/25/2015 | Troy Taysom
    Guns have been around in one form or another for 800 years. Much has changed, but the firearms industry cannot be accused of being on the leading edge of technology. The 1911 handgun is still widely used and adored, as is the AR-15. The 1911 by its name alone tells you that it has passed the century mark, and the AR-15 is more than 50 years old. These are just two examples of the antiquated technology employed by most firearms industry manufacturers; but not all of them. THE BEGINNINGWhat happens when a newcomer to the industry combines tradition with cutting-edge...
  • The Raping of America: Mile Markers on the Road to Fascism

    08/24/2015 11:12:11 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | August 24, 2015 | John W. Whitehead
    “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”—Martin Luther King Jr. There’s an ill will blowing across the country. The economy is tanking. The people are directionless, and politics provides no answer. And like former regimes, the militarized police have stepped up to provide a façade of law and order manifested by an overt violence against the citizenry. Despite the revelations of the past several years, nothing has changed to push back against the American police state. Our freedoms—especially the Fourth Amendment—continue to be choked out by a prevailing view among government bureaucrats...
  • All the guns used in season one of "Fargo" according to the Internet Movie Firearms Database

    08/21/2015 1:40:02 PM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Fargo_-_Season_1
  • Gun Control: CA Legislature to Consider 10-Year Ban

    08/21/2015 11:46:54 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 37 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 18 Aug 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On August 19 the California legislature will take up a new gun control measure, Senate Bill 347–a bill designed to expand the reasons for which California residents can face a 10-year ban on gun possession. SB 347 is sponsored by state senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara). In 2014 Jackson praised legislation that put “Gun Violence Protection Orders” in place, thereby allowing the state to temporarily deny Second Amendment rights to Californians whose families, friends, or co-workers believed they were a threat to themselves or others.
  • Paintball Guns Given To Belgian Cops In Bid To Stop Another Charlie Hebdo

    08/20/2015 6:56:09 AM PDT · by Objective Scrutator · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/18/15 | Lee Moran
    Police in one Belgian city are now being armed with paintball guns. Rapid response units in Antwerp are being handed the non-lethal weapons, familiar to stag doers and wannabe warriors across the world. Police chiefs say that the new semi-automatic firearms are designed to be used in densely-populated areas. They can also fire pepper spray missiles. And police bosses hope that they will help neutralise dangerous suspects without actually killing them. So far, some four FN 303s have been ordered by the city’s fast deployment teams. The special units, which use unmarked cars to patrol the streets, were created following...
  • Small Town Resists Federal Gun Control, Shows the Path Forward for Liberty

    08/19/2015 2:22:09 PM PDT · by all the best · 12 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | August 19, 2015 | Shane Trejo
    Everyday Americans, state lawmakers and local officials recently came together to protect a veteran threatened with having his guns confiscated by the feds. The peaceful demonstration shows exactly what happens when people stand up against the federal government – it backs down. Although the federal government likes to gives off the impression that its authority is supreme, all it takes is a small group of folks saying no to them to show that’s not the case. A Breitbart report elaborates on how resistance effectively worked in Idaho: On August 6, residents and Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler lined up outside...
  • Oath Keepers to Arm 50 Black Protesters in Ferguson with AR- 15’s for an Epic Rights Flexing March

    08/16/2015 1:37:26 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 35 replies
    The Free Thought Project ^ | August 15, 2015 | Jay Syrmopoulos
    Ferguson, Missouri – The Missouri chapter of the Oath Keepers are planning to hold an open carry march through downtown Ferguson, Mo., which will reportedly involve arming 50 black protestors with AR-15 rifles. The decision to hold the event transpired after St. Louis County officials, in violation of Missouri’s open carry law, insisted that members of the group could not open carry long barrel rifles within the city. In a video uploaded to YouTube, police chief Jon Belmar is seen warning a number of Oath Keepers that open carrying long barrel rifles would be a violation of the law. “My...
  • Alabama Church Opens Gun Range Behind Sanctuary

    August 16, 2015 FoxNews.com Praise the Lord . . . and pass the ammunition. An Alabama church has opened a gun range behind its sanctuary as an extension of its fellowship, WIAT reports. The red-clay dirt range behind the Rocky Mount United Methodist Church in Jemison began as an overgrown gully once filled with snakes and vermin, according to the station, and has turned into a ministry that includes guns, bullets and the Bible. Mount Union’s pastor, Phillip Guin, says the idea of a gun range came up because “we had quite a number of church members, some elderly ladies,...
  • Cuomo Ordered to Turn Over Docs to Gun Rights Protesters His Admin Allegedly Intimidated

    08/15/2015 11:37:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Last year, 3,000 gun rights supporters arrived in Albany to protest Gov. Andrew Cuomo's anti-gun SAFE Act. It was such a high profile event, that even today's most prolific headline maker, Donald Trump, was in attendance. While the rally was largely peaceful, participants allege that Cuomo's administration ordered state police to bully them. State police harassed attendees and confiscated their replica guns, according to groups like the Shooters Committee on Political Education: SCOPE contends Governor Cuomo and his staff orchestrated rules and regulations that were enforced by troopers in order to intimidate protesters and disrupt their demonstration. "I was there, and it...
  • Often-Topless Miley: Taylor Swift Is Not a Role Model Because There Are Guns in Her Music Video

    08/12/2015 6:54:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/12/2015 | Katherine Timpf
    The often-topless Miley Cyrus is questioning how people could possibly consider fellow pop star Taylor Swift to be a role model when — gasp! — guns appear in the music video for Swift’s latest single, “Bad Blood.” “That’s supposed to be a good example?” Cyrus said in an interview with Marie Claire published Friday. “And I’m a bad role model because I’m running around with my t[******] out? I’m not sure how t[******] are worse than guns.” Cyrus frequently posts pictures of herself topless in support of a “feminist” movement called “Free the Nipple,” which maintains that walking around with...
  • More Concealed Handgun Permits, Less Crime? Read John Lott’s Latest.

    08/11/2015 11:28:47 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 7 replies
    Benweingarten.com ^ | 2015-08-11 | Benjamin Weingarten
    John R. Lott Jr., author of the groundbreaking More Guns, Less Crime, and president of the Crime Research Prevention Center, published a study last month on the rapid growth in concealed carry permits during the Obama years that revealed some interesting takeaways. Among them, Lott found that: Between 2007 and 2014, murder rates have fallen from 5.6 to 4.2 (preliminary estimates) per 100,000. This represents a 25% drop in the murder rate at the same time that the percentage of the adult population with permits soared by 178%. Overall violent crime also fell by 25 percent over that period of time. The broader trend is...
  • Hero SAS sniper saves father and eight-year-old son from being beheaded by ISIS maniac

    08/11/2015 7:43:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    UK Express ^ | Aug 11, 2015 | Nick Gutteridge
    Hero SAS sniper saves father and eight-year-old son from being beheaded by ISIS maniac A HERO SAS sniper gunned down a knife-wielding Islamic State (ISIS) maniac just as he was trying to brutally behead a father and his young son. By Nick Gutteridge PUBLISHED: 02:29, Tue, Aug 11, 2015 | UPDATED: 08:52, Tue, Aug 11, 2015 The brave British marksman saved the terrified eight-year-old and his father after taking out the crazed jihadi with a head shot from 1,000 metres away. The special forces crack shot then killed two other members of the hated terror group, who were also taking...
  • Obama aide banned from the White House after she 'shoots at her cop boyfriend with his own gun

    08/11/2015 1:13:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | August 11, 2015 | Myriah Towner
    Obama aide banned from the White House after she 'shoots at her cop boyfriend with his own gun in argument over affair' A White House staffer was arrested and placed on unpaid leave after allegedly grabbing her boyfriend's gun and shooting at him during a tense argument, police said Monday. Barvetta Singletary, 37 - a special assistant to the President and the House legislative affairs liaison - was arrested on Friday after the alleged incident. She reportedly confronted her boyfriend, a Capitol Hill police officer, about another woman he was seeing before grabbing his two cellphones and his .40 caliber...
  • Navy to arm sailors at reserve centers after Chattanooga shootings (finally!)

    08/10/2015 10:28:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2015 | Lucas Tomlinson
    The Navy is preparing to arm sailors at its reserve centers across the country in the aftermath of the attack last month at a Navy Reserve Center in Chattanooga that resulted in the deaths of 4 Marines and 1 sailor, officials said late Friday. The Navy has authorized arming personnel at reserve centers that are not on military installations, such as the Chattanooga center, a Navy spokesman told Fox News. Cmdr. William Marks said armed guards will be posted at the centers as “a matter of prudent and necessary action toward protecting our personnel.” [Snip] The Navy began examining ways...
  • Seattle ‘Gun Violence’ Tax Set to Pass ($25 per gun - $.05 per round)

    08/09/2015 7:53:43 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | August 9, 2015 | Rick Moran
    There isn’t a far-left issue that the Seattle City Council hasn’t passed or considered passing. So you just knew that they would get around to screwing gun owners in some novel and inventive way. How about a $25 tax on every firearm sold? Add to that a 5 cent tax on every cartridge and you have the typical liberal assault on law-abiding gun owners. But that’s only part of the package. There’s also a provision to require gun owners to report the theft or loss of any firearm within 24 hours. [Snip] The tax is expected to bring $300-500,000 a...
  • Ben Carson Quiets Jesse Jackson's Race Baiting [re: Michael Brown Ferguson Missouri]

    08/09/2015 4:41:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    On Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Dr. Ben Carson utterly leveled Jesse Jackson's assertion that race plays a part in shooting incidents between police and the black community.
  • The Ridiculous New York Gun Law that Turns Tourists into Terrorists

    08/08/2015 5:27:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/08/2015 | Ian Tuttle
    Elizabeth Elderli is not your typical felon. The 31-year-old Houstonian is a wife, a stay-at-home mom, an honorably discharged Iraq War veteran (U.S. Marine Corps) — and now the latest tourist to run afoul of New York State’s unforgiving gun laws. Elderli is the legal owner of a 9-mm and a .380-caliber handgun, both of which she was carrying, loaded, as she queued in the security line at the September 11 Memorial in lower Manhattan last Saturday. Noticing a sign prohibiting firearms, she announced her two weapons to security personnel. She was arrested by the NYPD, and the next day...
  • Idaho veteran says VA plans to seize his guns in error

    08/08/2015 2:06:20 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    krem.com ^ | august 7, 2015 | lindsay nadrich
    Veteran John Arnold said he received a letter on July 30 telling him Veterans Affairs representatives were planning to come pick up his guns. Dozens gathered in front of Arnold's home Thursday to support his right to keep those gun. "A couple days ago it was going to be me sitting here with john and today it's quite a few folks that so it's veterans veterans taking care of veterans," said Arnold's friend Ranger Rick. Arnold had a stroke one year ago. In January, paperwork filed with the VA stated that Arnold was financially incompetent and could not handle his own...
  • Rethinking jury nullification

    08/07/2015 9:09:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    WA Post ^ | August 7, 2015 | Ilya Somin
    Jury nullification occurs when jurors choose not to convict a defendant they believe to be guilty of the offense charged, usually because they conclude that the law in question is unjust or the punishment is excessive. When I first thought about jury nullification as a young law student, I was inclined to be against it. Yes, it could potentially be used to curb unjust laws. But it can also be a vehicle for jury prejudice and bias. ... legal scholar Glenn Reynolds provides a strong defense of nullification. As he points out, the sort of discretion exercised by nullifying jurors...
  • GUN-CONFISCATION Fears Lead to Protest in Northern Idaho

    08/06/2015 10:57:50 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 6 replies
    AP ^ | August 6, 2015, 7:54 EDT | Kimberlee Kruesi
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A group of residents in northern Idaho lined up outside a U.S. Navy veteran's house on Thursday to protest claims that federal officials are planning on confiscating the man's weapons. Idaho Republican state Rep. Heather Scott of Blanchard said the Veteran Affairs office has sent a letter to John Arnold of Priest River warning him that he cannot possess or purchase firearms. The protest -spearheaded by Scott- attracted roughly 100 people. Among them were Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler, who promised to stand guard against any federal attempts to remove Arnold's guns, and Republican Washington state...
  • GUN-CONFISCATION FEARS LEAD TO PROTEST IN NORTHERN IDAHO

    08/06/2015 10:52:59 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 70 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 6, 2015 | BY KIMBERLEE KRUESI
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A group of residents in northern Idaho lined up outside a U.S. Navy veteran's house on Thursday to protest claims that federal officials are planning on confiscating the man's weapons. Idaho Republican state Rep. Heather Scott of Blanchard said the Veteran Affairs office has sent a letter to John Arnold of Priest River warning him that he cannot possess or purchase firearms. The protest -spearheaded by Scott- attracted roughly 100 people. Among them were Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler, who promised to stand guard against any federal attempts to remove Arnold's guns, and Republican Washington state...
  • Getting K9 Hunters Back In Shape

    08/06/2015 6:44:46 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/6/2015 | S Haugen
    I sat back inquisitively, watching in amazement as Howard Meyer of Chipewa Kennels and dog trainer, handled his dogs with utmost patience. “C’mon, Violet, get in, get in here,” Meyer encouraged in a soft voice. Sure enough, Violet waded into the water and got into the canoe on her own. As Meyer began paddling across the small river, two other adult dogs followed, swimming by his side. Two pups, eight-month-old brothers, hesitated at first, but their anticipation mounted the further away Meyer and the other dogs got. “C’mon, hop in … C’mon,” Meyer kept enticing the pups in his calm...
  • Active shooter reported at Antioch theater (Nashville, TN area) (update: shooter is dead)

    08/05/2015 11:51:50 AM PDT · by OrangeDaisy · 161 replies
    wsmv.com ^ | 8/5/2015 | Chuck Morris
    Posted: Aug 05, 2015 1:36 PM CST Updated: Aug 05, 2015 1:46 PM CST Posted by Chuck Morris Connect NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Police are responding to a call of an active shooter at the Carmike 8 Cinemas on Bell Road in Antioch. The incident occurred just after 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday. Dispatch confirmed three EMS units have been sent to the scene. Witnesses at a nearby business reported one person covered with blood. Check back to WSMV.com and Channel 4 News for updates.
  • Red Ants And An Arrest

    08/05/2015 8:19:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/5/2015 | Scott Young
    As any law enforcement officer knows enemies come in all shapes and sizes. To Florida law enforcement officers one such enemy is the fire ant. Small pesky critter whose bite stings ferociously. While conducting a traffic stop on a busy two-lane road I had asked the driver for their license and registration and then returned to my vehicle to check their credentials. This is when I felt the sudden yet all-too-familiar stings on my ankle and leg. When I looked down I noticed that my foot was entirely engulfed in fire ants. The roadway where I conducted this traffic stop...
  • Gun Lies

    08/05/2015 4:36:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2015 | John Stossel
    My town, New York City, enforces rigid gun laws. Police refused to assign me a gun permit. The law doesn't even let me hold a fake gun on TV to demonstrate something. But New York politicians are so eager to vilify gun ownership that they granted an exception to the anti-gun group States United to Prevent Gun Violence. New York allowed States United to set up a fake gun store, where cameras filmed potential gun customers being spoofed by an actor pretending to be a gun-seller. "This a nine-millimeter semi-automatic. It's a very handy gun. It's easy to use," he...
  • Walnut Creek Police: Man built guns for murder-suicide that killed college student

    08/04/2015 6:57:28 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    KRON4.com ^ | 08/04/2015 | Sharon Song
    WALNUT CREEK (KRON/BCN) — A 21-year-old Lafayette native built the firearms he used to kill a 19-year-old college woman before he turned the gun on himself at a home in Walnut Creek last month, police said Tuesday.Investigators say Scott Bertics bought gun parts through the mail and then secretly built the two firearms he used in the murder-suicide that claimed the life of Clare Orton. The shooting happened on July 21 at a home in the city’s north Homestead neighborhood. Officers arrived on scene to find the two dead dead from apparent gunshot wounds in the home where Orton was...