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  • Northam touts gay rights, opposition to NRA in first TV ad of Virginia governor's race

    04/28/2017 9:45:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    richmond.com ^ | 4/28/2017 | graham moomaw
    Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph S. Northam is highlighting gay marriage, gun violence and opposition to President Donald Trump in the first TV commercial of Virginia’s gubernatorial primary season. The ad buy seven weeks ahead of the June 13 primary, described by the Northam campaign as a “substantial, six-figure buy across Virginia,” underscores Northam’s financial advantage over Democratic rival Tom Perriello and the changing tone of Democratic campaigns in a purple state trending blue. The Northam campaign said the ad is believed to be the first in a gubernatorial race to mention marriage equality. The ad features a testimonial from Tim...
  • WI: Gun Owners for Trump Rear Window Art

    11/06/2016 4:08:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A correspondent noticed this Gun Owners for Trump art on the back window of the Jeep in front of him.  It occurred this morning about 7:55 a.m. in Northern Wisconisn (Ladysmith) in a gun free school zone.  He later found that he knew the woman who owned the vehicle and sign.  She is an ardent Second Amendment defender who is passionate about self defense. There are large areas of the country that are dominated by people in the gun culture, just as there are large areas of the Eastern Seaboard and West Coast cities dominated by anti-Second Amendment politicians....
  • Bloomberg, NRA and other ‘dark money’ groups fueling Maine’s referendum campaigns

    11/04/2016 11:17:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    Nonprofit “ dark money” groups have doled out about half of the funds fueling Maine’s five citizen-initiated ballot questions in November. They include former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, the National Rifle Association, national and state teachers unions, the Marijuana Policy Project and nonprofits supporting ranked-choice voting. Unlike political action committees or political party committees, certain nonprofits can spend for political ends but don’t have to disclose their individual donors. Dubbed “dark money” groups, they make it impossible to trace some of the money in this year’s election back to a specific location or...
  • Clinton’s platform goes against gun rights

    10/25/2016 1:53:27 AM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Oct. 24, 2016 | Ben Wolfgang -
    Hillary Clinton repeatedly has said she’s not here “to take your guns away,” but her campaign platform would go a long way toward stopping Americans from being able to buy some of the most popular firearms on the market. The former first lady is walking a fine line on guns as she tries to peel away independents and some Republicans from Donald Trump while also painting herself as a gun control champion. On the campaign trail Mrs. Clinton frequently calls for new gun safety measures as she reassures law-abiding Americans their firearms won’t be targeted under her would-be administration. On...
  • Addled Clinton Confuses SCOTUS Decision With Gun Control Ad

    10/20/2016 1:04:44 PM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | October 20, 2016 | Beth Baumann
    During last night’s final presidential debate, the issue of the Second Amendment came up. Hillary Clinton tried her best to say she would protect the right to bear arms, but wants “sensible regulation”… whatever that’s supposed to mean. I want people who shouldn’t have guns not to be able to threaten you, kill you or members of your family.
  • Leaked Audio: Clinton Says Supreme Court Is ‘Wrong’ on 2nd (October 1, 2015)

    10/05/2016 7:44:16 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 80 replies
    Hillary Clinton slammed the Supreme Court as “wrong on the Second Amendment” and called for reinstating the assault weapons ban during a small private fundraiser in New York last week, according to audio of her remarks obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. While Clinton has previously supported an assault weapons ban, this is the first time since launching her campaign that she indicated that she would take on the Supreme Court over gun issues. Although Clinton did not identify which Supreme Court case she disagreed with, she appeared to be criticizing the landmark 2008 ruling in District of Columbia v....
  • NRA announces $6.5M ad buy for Trump in swing states

    10/05/2016 2:39:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    United Press International ^ | October 5, 2016 | Eric DuVall
    The National Rifle Association has bought its largest television advertising bloc to date for a spot supporting Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, according to multiple media reports. The NRA will spend $6.5 million on an ad featuring a woman who fought off an attacker in a parking garage by wielding the pistol she carries in her purse. The woman, Kristi McMains, looks into the camera and praises Trump for supporting the Second Amendment. "Every woman has a right to own a gun if she chooses. Hillary Clinton disagrees with that," McMains says. "Donald Trump supports my right to own a...
  • NRA Endorses Democrat for Governor in Missouri

    09/16/2016 5:44:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies
    ammoland ^ | 13 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The NRA has been a bi-partisan group, at least since the formation of the NRA-ILA in 1975. The NRA-ILA is the lobbying arm of the NRA.In the last few elections, few Democrats have been endorsed, because few Democrats supported the Second Amendment in any meaningful way.As they say, the NRA did not leave the Democrat Party.  The Democrat Party left the NRA. There are exceptions.  A controversial pick was Harry Reid, Senator (D) from Nevada, who got an A rating from the NRA.  Many have wanted the NRA-ILA to broaden their criteria to issues other than the right to...
  • How 2016 Could Be Pivotal in the Battle Over Guns( Trump "is more radical than the NRA.")

    09/10/2016 9:29:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    motherjones.com ^ | 9/8/2016 | Becca Andrews
    "At some level, Trump is more radical than the NRA. In the wake of Orlando, he was calling on people to walk into bars fully armed as a means to prevent future tragedies."
  • Toomey Crosses Gun-Rights Divide In Pennsylvania Senate Race

    08/27/2016 12:54:16 PM PDT · by Abby4116 · 47 replies
    CBS Local ^ | August 27, 2016
    CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — Freshman U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is the rare conservative Republican who is running for re-election with the support of leading gun-control groups, but it may not be enough to save him in Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania in this unusual election year....His stance so angered one gun-rights group that it is backing his Democratic opponent, Katie McGinty, just to send a message to Toomey and any other Republican who might deviate from orthodoxy on guns.
  • What Hillary Has In Mind Is Far More Devious Than Abolishing The Second Amendment

    08/13/2016 2:40:37 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 22 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | Aug 11, 2016 | Bob Owens
    Hillary Clinton has—for better or worst—decided to run as the first major party candidate in the history of the United States to make hollowing out core constitutional rights a key plank in her presidential platform. Clinton’s public views on the human right to bear arms have not just shifted radically to a statist bent; she has also made that desire to attack this core right one of the driving focuses of her 2016 campaign. And while 1/3 of the firearms in this nation joined the market within less than a decade, much to the alarm and disgust of gun control...
  • Obama Administration Seeks To Limit Gunsmiths In The US

    08/12/2016 5:52:51 PM PDT · by paltz · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/12/16 | Kerry Picket
    Gunsmiths around the country say they were blindsided by President Obama’s latest executive order that would make their trade qualify as manufacturing and therefore eligible for all the mandated regulations and fees that go along with that classification. “When you have expanded the definition of manufacturing to include enhancements and the function of the weapon, you are basically opening the door to everything you do would make you a manufacturer,” Iowa gunsmith Mike Ware told The Daily Caller. The president’s executive order, which Obama signed on July 22 — around the beginning of the Democratic National Convention — conveys to...
  • Libertarian VP Pick Weld: Rifles are “Weapons of Mass Destruction”

    08/11/2016 8:21:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    TheTruthAboutGuns.com ^ | August 7, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Revolt TV interviewed former U.S. Attorney, former Massachusetts governor and current Libertarian vice presidential candidate William Weld. Chief Political Correspondent Amrit Singh asked Weld about his views on guns. Specifically, whether or not people on the government’s secret, unaccountable Terrorist Watch List should be able to purchase “assault rifles.” […]“The five shot rifle, that’s a standard military rifle; the problem is if you attach a clip to it so it can fire more shells and if you remove the pin so that it becomes an automatic weapon, and those are independent criminal offenses. That is when they become, essentially a...
  • One Ally Remains Firmly Behind Donald Trump: The N.R.A

    08/10/2016 6:26:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aug. 10, 2016 | NICK CORASANITI and ALEXANDER BURNS
    Donald J. Trump’s candidacy has driven away throngs of Republican elected officials, donors and policy experts. But not the National Rifle Association. With Mr. Trump increasingly isolated and hobbled by controversies of his own making, the powerful gun-rights group has emerged as one of his remaining stalwart allies in the Republican coalition: the institution on the right most aggressively committed to his candidacy, except for the Republican National Committee itself. The association has spent millions of dollars on television commercials for Mr. Trump, even as other Republican groups have kept their checkbooks closed and Mr. Trump’s campaign has not run...
  • (From April 26, 2016) Most Americans disagree with Hillary Clinton on suing gun manufacturers

    08/09/2016 7:00:53 PM PDT · by CreviceTool · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | Kelly Riddell
    Hillary Clinton has made gun-manufacturer liability a centerpiece of her campaign, frequently attacking rival Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders for not supporting the measure. In Connecticut, the site of one of the worst shootings in American history, she used gun control as a main rallying cry for her candidacy. Mrs. Clinton has called Mr. Sanders’ stance on the liability issue “unimaginable,” pointing out it’s one of the largest contrasts between them.
  • Manufactured Controversy: Trump Didn’t Urge Assassination of Clinton

    08/09/2016 5:27:29 PM PDT · by orchestra · 55 replies
    Regated ^ | 8/9/2016 | M D Anderson
    Here we go again… On Tuesday, Republican Nominee Donald Trump held a rally in Wilmington, North Carolina. Trump spent much of his speech criticizing Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton’s political positions, specifically her stance on the Second Amendment. This criticism led to a discussion about the potential Supreme Court justices Clinton might appoint if she were elected. Trump made the following comment that has led to, yet another, a media blitzkrieg: “Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish, the Second Amendment. By the way, and if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people,...
  • Trump hints at Clinton assassination (This is really getting insane)

    08/09/2016 1:29:05 PM PDT · by Signalman · 111 replies
    NY POST ^ | 9/9/2016 | AP
    <p>Donald Trump is suggesting that if Hillary Clinton gets to pick federal judges as president, there is nothing that can be done to protect the right to bear arms.</p> <p>But then he adds without elaboration that maybe supporters of the Second Amendment could figure out a way.</p>
  • Clinton: ‘I do not want to repeal the 2nd Amendment’

    08/03/2016 4:17:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 100 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/3/16 | Ben Wolfgang
    Hillary Clinton on Wednesday tried to reassure skeptical gun owners that she’s not interested in rolling back Second Amendment rights or hatching a scheme to take Americans’ firearms. Speaking just outside Denver, Colorado, Mrs. Clinton again said she’ll make gun control legislation a top priority of her administration, vowing to fight the “gun lobby” and enact stricter rules, such as expanded background checks. But in fighting for votes across rural America, where gun rights remain a key issue, the former first lady also must tread carefully. The National Rifle Association already has endorsed her opponent, Republican Donald Trump, and many...
  • NRA endorses Mike Chitwood(Gun Grabber Alert!!) for Volusia County(FL)Sheriff

    08/01/2016 12:58:07 PM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 32 replies
    NRA Political Victory Fund ^ | July 29, 2016 | NRA
    Dear Florida Second Amendment Supporter, The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund has endorsed Second Amendment supporter Michael Chitwood for Volusia County Sheriff in the Republican Primary election on Tuesday, August 30.
  • Kesha At Democrat Rally: We Decide Who Gets (bleeping) Weapons

    07/27/2016 10:48:55 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 72 replies
    <p>Pop singer Kesha is pushing gun control, saying no one can “control every single person” but “we can control…who we give the f**king weapons to.”</p>