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  • Dem Congresswoman to Activists: Don't Say 'Control' When Talking Gun Laws

    06/13/2017 7:53:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 6/12/2017 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) called for campaign finance reform to mitigate the gun lobby’s influence on the political process and urged Democrats to drop the phrase “gun control.” Esty said gay Americans, in particular, shouldn’t support government “control” of any aspect of their lives so they should use the term “gun safety” instead of “gun control” when advocating for tougher gun laws. She told attendees at the Center for American Progress Action Fund event that the NRA leadership is “way out of touch” with its membership on the issue of background checks for every gun sale. “I mean, the numbers...
  • 911 caller: Friend fatally shot himself while demonstrating safety on gun

    04/11/2017 10:45:36 AM PDT · by PROCON · 57 replies
    star-telegram.com ^ | April 10, 2017 | RYAN OSBORNE
    FORT WORTH--A male died Monday in south Fort Worth after reportedly shooting himself in the head while showing a friend how the safety on his gun worked. Officers were dispatched about 5 p.m. to a home in the 4800 block of Madyson Ridge Drive, according to a police report. A 911 caller at the home reported that his friend was holding the gun to his own head when he pulled the trigger and it discharged, said officer Jimmy Pollozani, police spokesman.
  • Mayor Landrieu signs city's new gun safety ordinance into law(New Orleans)

    09/14/2016 11:19:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    wdsu.com ^ | 9/12/2016 | Kelsey Davis
    At a news conference Friday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, in partnership with City Councilmembers Jason Rogers Williams and James Gray and New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison announced a new city ordinance aimed at promoting gun safety in New Orleans.
  • Black Gun Rights Activist Launches ‘Black Guns Matter’

    08/27/2016 2:21:47 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 18 replies
    Black Gun Rights Activist Launches ‘Black Guns Matter’Gun rights activist Maj Toure is seeking to educate his fellow black citizens on the importance of the Second Amendment, gun ownership, and gun safety via his new group, “Black Guns Matter” (BGM). The launch of BGM “kicked off a planned 13-city tour, with similar events in cities like Baltimore and Chicago with high rates of gun violence, where he feels gun training could make a difference.
  • Poster Woman for Fatal Gun Accident w/AK Clone

    08/23/2016 7:04:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Pick up a loaded AK clone, point it at your boyfriend's face at point blank range while you pin him to the bed.  The gun just "went off".  He is dead, and the woman is charged with negligent homicide. I wonder if Rosario was right handed.  Are those bruises below her left eye? The articles note that Gabriella does not have any prior arrests.  I found two for a Rosario Soto Leon in the Phoenix area, one on March 7th, another on April 20th, both in Maricopa County. Without further ID, it is impossible to know if it is...
  • MI: Chief Craig Hosts Gun Safety Event in Detroit

    07/19/2016 5:30:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On July 11, 2016, the Detroit Police Department teamed up with the National Shooting Sports Association (NSSA) to promote gun safety in Detroit.  Chief Craig was in attendance.  The goal was to prevent accidents with guns, especially accidents involving children.From wxyz.com: Detroit Police Chief James Craig will be joined by the National Shooting Sports Foundation later today where they'll be talking about firearm safety and proper storage and misuse of guns. The goal here is to promote the safe use of any firearm and help the community by handing out gun locks and information. Chief Craig has been at...
  • 'Daily Show' Dedicates Entire Episode To Gun Control

    05/26/2016 7:17:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    gothamist.com ^ | 5/25/2016 | Rebecca Fishbein
    This election season has truly suffered without Jon Stewart behind The Daily Show desk, and Trevor Noah's tenure thus far has been tepid at best. But Noah & Co. did good last night, dedicating an entire episode to gun control thanks to the NRA's recent endorsement of Donald Trump and general stranglehold over any gun control policy proposed, no matter how small. Noah dug into Trump's hypocrisy when it comes to sucking up to the gun-clutching masses, considering he's voiced support of gun control in the past—even pointing out how at the NRA meeting last week, Trump said he gets...
  • AZ: Media Company Pays for Firearms Safety Instruction

    04/04/2016 6:02:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from Westernjournalism.com Another company has paid for firearms safety training for employees.  What is interesting about this company is that it is a media company.  After decades of dominance by philosophically identical members of a media that propagandized for more and more infringements on the Second Amendment, this is a refreshing difference.  Not surprisingly, the media company is part of the new media. From westernjournalism.com: Liftable Media, Inc., the parent company of Western Journalism, paid for its employees to go through a concealed carry certification course over the weekend. About half of the staff took the company up on...
  • Toy Gun Safety (Vanity)

    12/27/2015 7:34:16 AM PST · by Altariel · 60 replies
    I thought young Freeper parents could use a reference thread for "everything your child should know about toy gun safety/ gun safety. For instance: 1) Don't point toy guns at children too young to play with them. 2) Play with toy guns with an adult present. 3 ) Toy guns are outside toys. Your house rules may vary, but I think having a conservative resource for this information would be a welcome response to more statist notions. What are your house rules? What do you teach (or have you taught) your children?
  • Ted Cruz Knows how to carry a Shotgun

    11/08/2015 3:20:17 PM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A blogger named Wes Siler criticised Ted Cruz for carrying a shotgun in the fashion in the photograph.  I am not sure if the critique was in jest,or serious.  It is not clear that Wes Siles is a liberal.  His favorite president is Teddy Roosevelt.  One of Wes' tweets advise on 16 ways to avoid being  "modern man" by the NYTs famous list.  Wes was soon corrected about shoulder carry, and rightly so. Shoulder carry, as exemplified by Senator Ted Cruz in the Picture, is explicitly suggested as a means of safely carrying a shotgun or rifle.  It is...
  • Ted Cruz and ‘Shotgun Gate’ (with pictures of other politicians)

    11/06/2015 8:14:00 AM PST · by Isara · 11 replies
    Gunmart ^ | November 5, 2015 | Eric at the Gunmart Blog
    OMG! Ted Cruz is anti-gun or something! Its so beyond laughable. FYI, Gizmodo, thats how the hunter safety course TELLS YOU TO CARRY A BREAK ACTION!But lets point out how they never got their panties in a bunch over past politicians shall we… Sure do hope its unloaded…Again, sure do hope its unloaded…You NEVER point the gun at the ground when you are hunting with dogs…And a second before: Sure hope its unloaded…Also, the classic finger on the trigger not looking where the gun is pointed…Liberals probably dont have a problem with this because its not an evil firearm…
  • Gun safety instruction OK in public elementary schools, new Louisiana law says

    07/03/2015 3:26:13 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/1/15 | Emily Lane
    When school starts this fall, public schools in Louisiana will have the option to instruct elementary students on gun safety. Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday (July 1) signed a bill into law that permits cities, parishes and local public school boards to provide students with "age and grade appropriate" firearm accident prevention and safety instruction. A suggested curriculum includes the Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program, developed by the National Rifle Association.(snip)The bill received full passage by the Legislature, by a vote of 94-3 in the House and 38-1 in the Senate.
  • Kids Around Guns: Bristol Palin’s Fiancé, Baby Daddy Levi Johnston Slammed For ‘Recklessness’

    03/30/2015 1:28:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Radar Online ^ | March 30, 2015
    Sarah Palin is an outspoken proponent of gun owners’ rights, but are her gun-friendly grandchildren at risk? After Bristol Palin’s fiancé, Dakota Meyer, and her baby daddy, Levi Johnston, both came under fire for posting photos of children with guns, RadarOnline.com spoke with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. A spokesperson warned the families that this is a “teachable moment” and they have a responsibility not to promote an “attitude of recklessness.”(Five-photo-slide-show)
  • Idaho professor accidentally shoots himself in the foot in chemistry class

    09/04/2014 9:16:05 AM PDT · by Rio · 48 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 9/3/2014 | Laura Zuckerman
    An Idaho State University assistant professor with a concealed-carry gun permit shot himself in the foot with a semiautomatic handgun that accidentally discharged from inside his pocket in a chemistry classroom full of students, police said on Wednesday.
  • Fatal shooting may have been accidental

    06/18/2014 2:50:49 PM PDT · by Callahan · 21 replies
    The News Herald ^ | 6/18/14 | Zack McDonald
    PANAMA CITY — A new father is dead after what appeared to be an accidental shooting Tuesday night. Steven Justin Ayers, 33, and his wife had gathered family members to celebrate the homecoming of their 3-day-old baby — born on Father’s Day. But the celebration at 2502 Michigan Court ended shortly after 6 p.m. when a stray bullet entered the home, struck Ayers in the back of the head and killed him instantly. Moments earlier, Charles Edward Shisler, 62, had picked up a loaded 9mm pistol in his residence, adjacent to the Ayers’ home, and the gun discharged. Shisler was...
  • Could Gun Used in Deadly Shooting be Safer?

    05/07/2014 8:09:15 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 69 replies
    WNEP ^ | 5-7-14 | Jim Hamill
    Ever since a 10-year-old boy was shot and killed in Pike County over the weekend when his uncle was showing off weapons he thought were unloaded, There has been attention and scrutiny on the safety of the gun that went off. Northeast Firearms in Honesdale sells the Glock 27, the weapon used in the shooting death of Hunter Pedersen. State police said his uncle was showing off the weapon and pulled the trigger not realizing there was a bullet in the chamber. The question now is: Could the gun be made safer? Mike Jones took apart a Glock 27 for...
  • Students at the shooting range for gun safety ( Colorado )

    03/22/2014 8:57:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    KRDO ^ | Mar 19, 2014 | Bonnie Silkman
    PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. - Middle school students moved their lesson from the classroom to the shooting range. It wasn’t your typical field trip. A group of students in Pueblo County was firing live ammo and learning about gun safety. "I'm very excited, today we're going to come out here on the gun range and shoot a little bit. The past week we've learned about the revolutionary war," said Jonah Statezny, a Craver middle school student. "My favorite part is shooting guns. When I was little we used to go to the shooting range," said another student, Danielle Cooper. ... Appleseed...
  • .338 Lapua Magnum KABOOM

    02/22/2014 8:14:19 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 83 replies
    The Firearm Blog ^ | 2-19-14 | Steve Johnson
    You might well think that the catastrophic destruction of firearms caused by shooters leaving their cleaning rods inside their guns was a rare occurrence, but you would be wrong. It happens far to often. These photos show what happens when a cleaning rod is left in a .338 Lapua Magnum rifle. A member of the SnipersHide forum reported that this KABOOM happened two benches down from him at the range. The shooter only sustained minor injuries. Two holes were punched in roof and pieces of the rifle were scattered around the range.
  • Irresponsible Gun Owners of the Day: Austin Police Department Officers

    01/02/2014 9:22:12 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Jan 2, 2013 | Robert Farago
    Irresponsible Gun Owners of the Day: Austin Police Department Officers Shelly Holmstrom and Vincent Giles By Robert Farago on January 2, 2014 I love me some tactical shotguns. They’re as close to a one-stop shot as you can get in a firearm. They’re perfect for making solid objects disappear in an explosion of bits. Don’t try that at home. Or in a police patrol car. OK, Austin, Texas police officers Shelly Holmstrom and Vincent Giles didn’t try to blow the bejesus out of their squad cars with their department-issued scatterguns, but by God they managed it. The video above features...
  • Target Shooter Accidentally Shoots Person In The Chest At Perris Event

    12/28/2013 7:29:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | December 28, 2013 3:43 PM
    PERRIS (CBSLA.com) — A target shooter accidentally shot and wounded someone in the chest Saturday during an event in Perris, authorities reported. The shooting occurred shortly after 1 p.m. at Christmas Tree Lane and Santa Rosa Mine Road, according to Deputy Mike Vasquez of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. The person injured was driven to a location near Washington Street to meet up with deputies and was then transported to a hospital. The person’s condition was not immediately known. A witness told deputies that the shooter and victim were among an estimated 200 people who were participating at a shooting...