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  • Khadr tied to al-Qaeda as far back as 1988

    02/01/2003 4:50:44 AM PST · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 2,646+ views
    National Post ^ | Februari 01 2003 | Stewart Bell
    Canada bankrolled man's aid agency during that time U.S. authorities have tied a Canadian aid worker to the al-Qaeda terrorist network as far back as 1988, almost a decade before the Canadian government cut off funding to his Ottawa-based Muslim charity. Evidence unsealed by a U.S. judge in Chicago shows Ahmed Said Khadr had dealings with senior al-Qaeda leaders while being financed by the Canadian International Development Agency. Although CIDA stopped giving aid money to Mr. Khadr in 1997 after he was arrested for allegedly bombing an embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, the documents allege he was working with al-Qaeda long...
  • Gun used by Fort Hood Shooter legally bought "cop killer" pistol. (Huh?!)

    11/06/2009 1:55:44 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 53 replies · 3,433+ views
    AP ^ | 06 NOV 09 | By LARA JAKES and DEVLIN BARRETT (AP)
    AP Sources: 1 rampage gun purchased legally By LARA JAKES and DEVLIN BARRETT (AP) – 20 minutes ago WASHINGTON — A 5.7-millimeter pistol used in the Fort Hood shooting was purchased legally by suspect Nidal Hasan at a Texas gun shop, law enforcement officials said Friday. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case. Records indicate Hasan bought the FN 5.7 at store called "Guns Galore" in Killeen, Texas, well before the attack that left 13 people dead, one of the officials said. The pistol has been dubbed a "cop killer" by...
  • Should The Public Be Able To Get The Types Of Guns We Use In Iraq?

    12/14/2007 5:07:40 PM PST · by holymoly · 123 replies · 224+ views
    Brady Campaign ^ | December 14, 2007 | Paul Helmke
    I asked this question last week of the candidates for President now campaigning in Iowa, and I think that for most of the American people [pdf] the answer is clearly “no.” In the last ten days, two states in the heart of the country have sustained mass shootings by people armed with military-style assault rifles – two attacks with assault weapons in less than a week. One shooter attacked a mall full of employees and Christmas shoppers in Omaha. The other attacked a church in Colorado. Together, they left twelve people dead.Yet today assault weapons remain perfectly legal to buy...
  • Editorial: Gutsy hike in gas tax belongs on the table

    04/07/2007 7:00:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies · 947+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | April 7, 2007 | San Antonio Express-News
    The growing traffic congestion in Texas is a multipronged problem that cannot be solved by one policy. At a time when toll roads appear to be state leadership's primary answer to the dilemma, a bill proposed by Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, has merit. The legislation would index the gas tax to the Highway Cost Index, or the cost of highway construction over time. According to Carona's office, the bill by 2030 would generate about $16 billion in gas tax revenue — or 31/2 times more than the current gas tax would. Not only would more money be available for transportation...
  • New Study Reveals One Assault Rifle is Traced Back to Crime in Maryland Every 48 Hours

    09/21/2006 2:27:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 76 replies · 1,799+ views
    ceasefiremd.org ^ | Sep 5, 2006 | NA
    September 5th , 2006 Contact: Sue Peschin CeaseFire MD Board Member (301) 802-4850 BALTIMORE, MD:One semiautomatic assault rifle was traced to a Maryland crime every 48 hours, according to a study by CeaseFire Maryland, Inc. released today. The data, from the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) show that 789 assault rifles were traced to crime in Maryland from January 2, 1998 to December 31, 2001, but the actual number of assault weapons traced to crime in the state is likely to be higher. “With assault weapons being traced to crime in Maryland an average of every...
  • NYC Files Lawsuits Against Gun Shops

    05/15/2006 8:23:44 AM PDT · by neverdem · 124 replies · 2,814+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | 15 May 2006 | NA
    NEW YORK -- The Bloomberg administration today announced a federal lawsuit against 15 out-of-state gun shops where it said firearms are sold illegally, and in some cases, end up in the hands of New York City criminals. The city is suing gun dealers in Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia that it says supply a significant portion of the guns that flow into New York. The suit asks the court to halt illegal sales and requests supervision and extra training for the dealers. It also seeks some damages and compensation. The lawsuit is being Monday in federal court in...
  • A NATION OF COWARDS

    05/10/2006 1:59:00 PM PDT · by robowombat · 47 replies · 1,890+ views
    The Public Interest via rbka ^ | Fall 1993 | Jeffrey R. Snyder
    A NATION OF COWARDS Jeffrey R. Snyder OUR SOCIETY has reached a pinnacle of self-expression and respect for individuality rare or unmatched in history. Our entire popular culture -- from fashion magazines to the cinema -- positively screams the matchless worth of the individual, and glories in eccentricity, nonconformity, independent judgment, and self-determination. This enthusiasm is reflected in the prevalent notion that helping someone entails increasing that person's "self-esteem"; that if a person properly values himself, he will naturally be a happy, productive, and, in some inexplicable fashion, responsible member of society. And yet, while people are encouraged to revel...
  • NJ: Weapons cache seized at home in Greenville

    05/09/2006 7:42:26 PM PDT · by Firefigher NC · 162 replies · 2,442+ views
    NJ.com ^ | May 9, 2005 | MICHAELANGELO CONTE
    <p>An arsenal of exotic weapons - including a sniper rifle, a spear and a set of 8-inch metal claws - were seized from a 23-year-old Jersey City man after his worried father called cops. When South District cops responded to the Greenville home yesterday morning, they found the sniper rifle - with a powerful scope and a laser sight - as well as three Glock handguns and more than 1,200 rounds of ammunition, reports said. Among the bullets were illegal "hollow-point" rounds, police said. In addition to the spear and metal claws, cops found a number of savage-looking knives, including one that had blades coming out of each end of its carved wooden handle. The owner of the weapons lived with his father, his brother and two younger brothers, police said.</p>
  • Stop the UN Gun Ban

    05/09/2006 5:46:53 PM PDT · by kerryusama04 · 136 replies · 3,104+ views
    stopungunban.org ^ | 5/9/06 | Wayne La Pierre
    This 4th of July, while you and your family celebrate the 230th Anniversary of the founding of our great nation, there’s one party you won’t be invited to... ...And that’s the party that Kofi Annan is throwing at United Nations headquarters in New York — using your tax dollars — for nearly fifty dictatorships, six terrorist states, governments that endorse execution based on religious faith, and a multitude of other nations from around the globe. You see, this party isn’t to honor your freedoms -- but to conspire to take them away. That’s right. Over our 4th of July holiday,...
  • In Men, 'Trigger-Happy' May Be a Hormonal Impulse

    05/09/2006 3:17:18 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 163 replies · 2,546+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 9, 2006 | BENEDICT CAREY
    Handling a gun stirs a hormonal reaction in men that primes them for aggression, new research suggests. Psychologists at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., enrolled 30 male students in what they described as a taste study. The researchers took saliva samples from the students and measured testosterone levels. They then seated the young men, one at a time, at a table in a bare room; on the table were pieces of paper and either the board game Mouse Trap or a large handgun. Their instructions: take apart the game or the gun and write directions for assembly and disassembly. Fifteen...
  • NRA bill would OK guns in cars at work

    02/08/2006 7:13:35 AM PST · by neverdem · 555 replies · 3,390+ views
    MiamiHerald.com ^ | Feb. 08, 2006 | MARC CAPUTO
    TALLAHASSEE A bill being pushed by the NRA to allow people to keep guns in their cars on workplace parking lots faces a tough challenge from the powerful Florida Chamber of Commerce. TALLAHASSEE - The National Rifle Association is pushing a bill that would penalize Florida employers with prison time and lawsuits if they prohibit people from keeping guns in their cars at workplace parking lots. But the proposal is facing stiff opposition from a group just as powerful in the state capital as the NRA: Florida's biggest business lobby. Mark Wilson, a vice president of Florida's Chamber of Commerce,...
  • Girl Accidentally Shot at Md. Day Care

    01/24/2006 12:01:35 PM PST · by zaxxon · 34 replies · 1,138+ views
    Tampa Bay Online/AP ^ | January 24, 2006 | Stephen Manning
    GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) -- A gun brought to a day care center by an 8-year-old boy accidentally went off Tuesday, wounding a 7-year-old girl in the arm, police said. The boy had the gun in a backpack and was playing with it when it went off at the For Kids We Care center, Montgomery County police spokesman Derek Baliles said. The girl was taken to Children's Hospital in Washington, he said. Her injury was not considered life-threatening. There were six children in the center at the time of the shooting, which happened around 7 a.m. No one else was hurt....
  • Scarborough man ran terror camp: papers

    02/05/2003 4:00:58 PM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 748+ views
    National Post ^ | Februari 05 2003 | Stewart Bell
    Abdullah Khadr at large: Brothers were caught in Afghanistan, father is wanted for aiding Osama bin Laden The federal government released secret intelligence documents yesterday revealing that an al-Qaeda training camp in eastern Afghanistan was under the command of a Scarborough man whose two brothers are captives in the war on terrorism. Abdullah Khadr, 22, is described in a Privy Council Office intelligence report as a suspected al-Qaeda member who is thought to have "commanded an extremist training camp in Lowgar Province in Afghanistan." He is the fourth member of the Khadr family to come to the attention of Canadian...
  • (VANITY) What is the best gun for a beginner?

    11/14/2005 12:10:39 PM PST · by Minus_The_Bear · 200 replies · 16,860+ views
    I've grown up in Oklahoma and went through Boy Scouts (am an Eagle Scout) learning to shoot various types of firearms but haven't even touched one in 5+ years. Now that I'm about to leave college I'm thinking of getting a firearm of some kinda but don't know where to start. What should I be looking at and why?
  • Gun-Control Group, PAC Pay $12K FEC Fine

    05/07/2005 11:52:08 AM PDT · by JesseJane · 51 replies · 2,493+ views
    Yahoo News / AP story ^ | May 5, 2005 | unstated
    A gun-control group and its political action committee have paid a $12,000 fine to settle a campaign finance case from the 2000 election. At issue were ads and endorsements by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and its Brady Voter Education Fund involving various Democratic candidates in 2000. The American Conservative Union, in a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, accused the Brady organizations of making illegal corporate contributions to the Democrats' campaigns. The FEC disclosed the outcome of the case Thursday. ===== The Brady Campaign is named after Jim Brady and his wife Sarah. Jim Brady, press secretary...
  • "Third Way:" Latest Leftist Try at Banning Private Firearms Ownership

    05/07/2005 8:40:30 AM PDT · by pabianice · 24 replies · 960+ views
    NRA ^ | 5/7/05
    IF IT QUACKS LIKE A DUCK... The Capitol Hill newspaper, Roll Call, reported on May 2, on an upstart "centrist" advocacy (read: lobbying) group known as "Third Way." The group's co-founders, Matt Bennett, Jonathan Cowan, and Jim Kessler should be familiar to readers of the Grassroots Alert. All previously worked for "Americans For Gun Safety" (AGS), an organization that was founded in 2000 under the guise that it too would be a "centrist" group on gun issues. A little more background on each may give those who believe they are centrists a bit of pause (at least on gun issues)....
  • Time to Level Playing Field for Gun Makers

    04/27/2005 10:27:30 AM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies · 2,128+ views
    Investors' Business Daily ^ | April 26, 2005 | By John R. Lott, Jr.
    Every product has illegitimate uses and undesirable consequences, but even lawsuits have had their limits. In 2002 in the U.S., car accidents killed 45,380 people and injured another 3 million, 838 children under the age of 15 drowned, 474 children died from residential fires, and 130 children died in bicycle accidents. Fortunately, local governments haven’t started recouping medical costs or police salaries by suing auto or bicycle companies, pool builders or makers of home heaters. All sorts of products, including cars and computers, are also used in the commission of crimes. But again, no one yet seriously proposes that these...
  • Fulton Co. Judge shot and killed in courthouse shooting (BREAKING Fri 9A)

    03/11/2005 6:39:06 AM PST · by mhking · 3,534 replies · 135,203+ views
    WAGA-TV/WSB-TV Atlanta | 3.11.05
    This is a breaking news situation. A man entered a courtroom in the Fulton County Courthouse this morning and shot a Fulton County Sheriff's deputy, a clerk and a judge; there are reports from both WSB and WAGA, the judge is deceased. The perp has carjacked multiple vehicles -- now on his third -- and is still at large. I've just come from downtown Atlanta, and the city is a madhouse.
  • Jef Raskin, Mac interface expert, dies at 61

    02/27/2005 3:22:19 PM PST · by newzjunkey · 20 replies · 943+ views
    CNET News.com ^ | February 27, 2005, 2:05 PM PT | Steven Musil
    Jef Raskin, the human-computer interface expert largely credited with beginning the Macintosh project for Apple Computer, died Saturday at age 61. Raskin, the author of The Humane Interface, died of cancer, according to a man who answered the telephone Sunday at Raskin's Pacifica, Calif., home. Raskin joined Apple in January 1978 as employee No. 31, but left the company in 1982 amid a well-documented dispute with Steve Jobs. The Macintosh was launched in 1984. Reskin was an assistant professor at the University of California, San Diego, and a visiting scholar at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in the 1970s when...
  • NY State Mulls Repeal of Assault Weapon "Grandfather Clause"

    02/26/2005 8:31:53 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 11 replies · 823+ views
    Bill Summary - A03371 A03371 Summary: Rpld S265.00 sub 22 (e) sub (iv) & (v), amd SS265,00, 265.20 & 400.05, Pen L Adds semiautomatic rifles, shotguns or pistols or a replica or a duplicate thereof manufactured on October 1, 1993 and semiautomatic rifles, shotguns or semiautomatic pistols lawfully possessed prior to September 14, 1994 to the definition of assault weapon; provides for the superintendent of the division of state police to accept surrendered assault weapons; declares such assault weapons surrendered a nuisance. A03371 Actions: 02/02/2005 referred to codes A03371 Votes: A03371 Memo: TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the...
  • Why Liberals Love Gun Control

    01/12/2005 10:59:37 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 57 replies · 2,204+ views
    MichNews.com ^ | 11 January, 2005 | Justin Darr
    The goal of gun control is not to actually control guns and make the world a safer place, but to control people. It is not as important for you can pass a criminal background check so much as it is that you feel obligated to ask the state for permission to buy a gun. Liberals know gun control laws will not stop criminals, but it will erode the sense of independence and self reliance of regular people until they feel that they can do nothing that does not meet government approval.
  • TO RESTORE SANITY ON GUN ISSUE, BRADY CAMPAIGN, MILLION MOM MARCH ENDORSE JOHN KERRY FOR PRESIDENT

    10/02/2004 12:41:33 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 133 replies · 1,519+ views
    Brady Campaign ^ | 10-2-04 | Michael Barnes
    TO RESTORE SANITY ON GUN ISSUE, BRADY CAMPAIGN, MILLION MOM MARCH ENDORSE JOHN KERRY FOR PRESIDENT For Immediate Release: 10-01-2004 Contact Communications: (202) 898-0792 Washington, D.C. – The following is a statement from Michael Barnes, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence united with the Million Mom March: “During the 2000 presidential campaign, the National Rifle Association’s Kayne Robinson said that if George W. Bush was elected President, the NRA would be working out of the White House. “In test after test, Robinson’s prediction has turned out to be true. The NRA has gotten everything it asked for...
  • Pics of Kerry with Sarah Brady on 9/13

    09/15/2004 4:42:38 PM PDT · by Mike Haas · 4 replies · 1,077+ views
    NRAWinningTeam.com ^ | 9/15/04 | NRAWinningTeam.com
    Pictures taken Sept 13, the day the AWB sunset. John and Sarah were staying close as the Assault Weapons Ban was dying it's painful (for John and Sarah) death. Times of deep sadness, such as in the death of a family member or close friend, causes family to WANT to gather around each other for comfort. http://nrawinningteam.com/They should wear a sign around their necks that says "Quiet! Scheming in progress!" Mike Haas -------------------------------------------------Californians! You need to contact Gov. Shwarzenegger RIGHT NOW to urge a veto of SB1140 and SB1152, two bad bills on his desk. Stay focused! All efforts need...
  • Assault Weapons Drying Up

    09/13/2004 1:57:24 PM PDT · by Dan Evans · 85 replies · 1,966+ views
    Fox News
    Former HCI president Richard Aborn just told Neil Cavuto that there has been a 65% decline in assault weapon shootings in the last ten years as a result of the ban. He said this is because the supply of assault weapon has been drying up. All freepers should take heed. Assault weapons must be kept moist. Examine all your guns for signs of desiccation. All weapons should be stored by wrapping them in a wet towel in a sealed plastic bag.
  • Pistols and rifles and cans, oh, my!

    08/30/2004 1:13:22 PM PDT · by TERMINATTOR · 29 replies · 1,244+ views
    The Daily Camera ^ | August 29, 2004 | Jon Caldara
    The so-called assault-weapons ban is about to sunset. About time. It was one of the goofiest gun laws on the books. It outlawed guns because they look mean — the perfect law for a superficial world. The assault-weapons ban was racial profiling for guns. Before we start, you should know I used to be like you when it came to firearms. I had a religious-like hatred of guns. In fact, I was a member of the anti-gun organization Handgun Control Inc. It was a long slow, conversion for me, spurred by the patient influence of my older brother Paul, who...
  • Jury Clears Gun Maker in Accidental Shooting (Third Trial)

    08/03/2004 8:29:27 PM PDT · by TERMINATTOR · 18 replies · 782+ views
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | August 3, 2004 | National Shooting Sports Foundation
    Handgun Control, Inc. Strikes out in Third Retrial of Case OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- An Alameda County Superior Court jury yesterday found that firearm manufacturer Beretta U.S.A. Corp. was not responsible for the tragic 1994 accidental shooting death of a 14-year-old boy. Kenzo Dix was killed when his friend played with a firearm that was left loaded and unlocked by an irresponsible parent. The jury deliberated only five hours before returning a verdict in favor of Beretta U.S.A. Corp., finding the pistol's design did not cause the accident. This was the third time the case had been tried....
  • Marchers Demand Bush Extend Assault Weapons Ban

    05/09/2004 3:47:41 PM PDT · by yonif · 42 replies · 381+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 9, 2004 | Peter Kaplan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gun control supporters marched through Washington, D.C. on Sunday demanding that President Bush extend a federal ban on the sale of military-style assault rifles. Several thousand protesters, organized by the same group that put together the Million Mom March in 2000, walked from the U.S. Capitol to the Washington Monument chanting "Halt the assault." At the head of the march, protesters held a banner depicting an AK-47 assault rifle, saying the president would be to blame for more violence unless he fulfilled a previous promise to sign an extension of the 1994 ban before it expires in...
  • AN ANALYSIS OF HANDGUN CONTROL, INC.

    03/28/2004 10:20:20 PM PST · by risk · 28 replies · 2,850+ views
    Richard Bash/survival-enterprises.com ^ | unknown | Sashai A. McClure
    Handgun Control Inc. AN ANALYSIS OF HANDGUN CONTROL, INC. The following document represents the research by a friend and client, Sashai A. McClure. At the time of this writing, Sam (as she prefers to be called) is an undergraduate student at the University of California at Berkeley. She has done a tremendous amount of research into Handgun Control, Inc. and it deserves to be read by all gun owners. Richard Bash INTRODUCTION Handgun Control, Inc (hereafter abbreviated "HCI") is a difficult organization to research. In many aspects, the group is very secretive and reluctant, yet it is very open about...
  • Canada's first family of terrorism: Daniel Pipes warns of militant Islamic parents in N. America

    03/17/2004 4:39:57 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 6 replies · 173+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, March 17, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    ‘We are an Al Qaeda family." So spoke one of the Khadrs, a Muslim Canadian household whose near single-minded devotion to Osama bin Laden contains important lessons for the West.Their saga began in 1975, when Ahmad Said al-Khadr left his native Egypt for Canada and soon after married a local Palestinian woman. He studied computer engineering at the University of Ottawa and engaged in research for a major telecommunications firm. After the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Khadr went to work for Human Concern International, an Ottawa-based charity founded in 1980 with the purported aim to "alleviate human suffering," but with...
  • Sun Sentinel CCW poll gets a SOLID freeping, now pulls it from the polls history page!!

    12/29/2003 9:39:21 PM PST · by prophetic · 6 replies · 203+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 12/30/03 | Prophetic
    Results of recent Sun-Sentinel news polls Dec. 24 Are you going to change your meat-eating habits now that the first case of mad cow disease has been reported in the United States? 51.7% There's nothing to worry about. I'll continue to eat beef regularly. (1569 responses) 11.8% I'm going to stop eating beef. (358 responses) 24.9% I'm going to limit the beef I eat, especially ground meat and products such as hot dogs. (755 responses) 11.6% I don't eat beef. (352 responses) 3034 total responses Dec. 23 Retailers are hoping for a strong holiday season as the U.S. economy recovers....
  • Freep This Poll - Should Floridians Get a CCW Gun Permits after sitting through a 2 hr class?

    12/27/2003 9:23:54 AM PST · by prophetic · 74 replies · 317+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | Dec 27, 2003 | Sun Sentinel
    Floridians are allowed to carry concealed weapons if they sit through a two-hour lecture and show an instructor they can handle a gun safely. Should a concealed-weapons permit be so easy to get? Yes. Very few people with concealed-weapons permits have been charged with gun-related crimes. No. People should not be allowed to carry guns unless they demonstrate a real need.
  • Want to carry a concealed weapon in Florida? Just take a class - HCI & Barf Alert

    12/26/2003 12:25:30 PM PST · by prophetic · 15 replies · 528+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | December 26 2003 | Akilah Johnson
    Want to carry a concealed weapon in Florida? Just take a class By Akilah Johnson Staff Writer Posted December 26 2003 In groups of three, 13 students stepped into a shooting booth at Palm Beach Shooting Center, placed a finger on the trigger, fired one time at a paper target and graduated. Even if they didn't hit the target. As part of their concealed weapons permit course, proving they know how to handle a gun safely was the final test. They had sat through a two-hour lecture on Florida's gun laws. State records show that more than 320,000 Floridians have...
  • Real Agenda of HCI

    11/22/2003 2:15:21 PM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 38 replies · 1,183+ views
    freeamerican.net ^ | 12/30/93 | Handgun Control Inc.
    First is the distribution sheet: [appears to be standard letterhead for the Los Angeles office, stamped: IMPORTANT, CONFIDENTIAL, received 12/30/93; next to distribution list is handwritten: "UPDATE DIST. LIST!"] HANDGUN CONTROL, INC. National Headquarters 1225 EYE ST., N.W. Suite 1100 WASHINGTON, D.C. 20005 (202) 898-0792 Western Region Office 10951 WEST PICO BLVD. ROOM 204 LOS ANGELES, CA 90064 (310) 446-0056 Distribution list: cc: Richard Aborn David Birenbaum Lee Fisher Larry Lowenstein John Phillips Helen Raiser Maurice Rosenblatt Jeanne Shields Odile Stern N.T. Shields Sarah Brady Stanley E. Foster John Hechinger Edward O. Welles Charles J. Orasin Lois Hess Sandy Cooney...
  • Gov. Davis Signs America's Strongest Handgun Safety Law (HCI gloats)

    09/24/2003 3:16:30 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 159 replies · 369+ views
    HCI/Brady ^ | 9-24-03
    Gov. Davis Signs America's Strongest Handgun Safety Law California Sets National Standard To Stop Gun Accidents Sacramento, California - The Million Mom March united with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence hailed today's enactment of SB 489, which the group sponsored, calling it "the toughest handgun safety standard in the country." SB 489 will require new semiautomatic handguns to have an indicator that clearly shows when the gun is loaded and a magazine disconnect safety to prevent the gun from firing when the ammunition magazine is removed. "If this bill had been law when a boy decided to show...
  • MMM 4, NRA 4 MILLION

    06/29/2003 11:53:48 AM PDT · by Mike Haas · 10 replies · 222+ views
    The Palm Beach Post reports on June 26 that a recent Million Mom March rally drew -- FOUR people! Gun-owner factoid: those who pay the MOST attention to the "Miniscule Mom March" anymore are gun activists! It's good to reflect a bit on what a non-sequiter they have become in American politics! Relegated to silly events that create more head-shaking than attention, these throwbacks to the now-exposed 40-year-old political sham of "gun control" are mocked even by their own name! Isn't it funny how the anti-gunner's "names", those monikers they ORIGINALLY CHOSE FOR THEMSELVES, became a problem for EVEN THE...
  • The Hill: New Ashcroft Power Has Gun Control Supporters Fuming

    06/24/2003 6:11:11 PM PDT · by Brian S · 118 replies · 342+ views
    The Hill: New Ashcroft Power Has Gun Control Supporters Fuming6/24/03 7:04:00 PM To: National Desk, Media Reporter Contact: Bob Cusack of The Hill, 202-628-8350WASHINGTON, June 24 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Gun control supporters are concerned about a provision in the Homeland Security Act that gives Attorney General John Ashcroft, a supporter of gun owners' rights, the authority to select the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Business & Lobbying Editor Bob Cusack reports in the June 25, 2003, issue of The Hill. ATF was moved from the Treasury Department to the Justice Department under the homeland...
  • Gun-control plan gets 'slim' chance in Senate

    04/30/2003 10:50:07 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 281+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, May 1, 2003 | By James G. Lakely
    <p>A Democrat's bill that would link stricter gun laws to national security concerns appears dead on arrival in the Senate, a fact that some see as evidence of the decline of the gun-control movement.</p> <p>Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, New Jersey Democrat, said yesterday that "chances are slim" for success of his bill, which would extend the time allowed for background checks on gun buyers during periods of heightened security alerts.</p>
  • Local Bill of Rights Nullification Power (HCI nut-cake alert)

    10/31/2002 12:32:41 PM PST · by 45Auto · 7 replies · 316+ views
    Keep and Bear Arms ^ | 31 October 2002 | Angel Shamaya
    On October 8, 2002, CNN Crossfire held a debate between Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America and Dennis Henigan, Legal Director of the Brady Handgun Control, Inc. organization. As could be expected, Mr. Pratt trounced Dennis "Ban Handguns" Henigan. And also as could be expected, Mr. Henigan not only made numerous objectionable statements, but he revealed the depth of what he and his organization are really all about. One brief section of their interview sparked this entire article. That section follows: PRATT: Let me ask a question. You were saying that you don't support banning guns. Well,...
  • CONGRESS ASKS RUMSFELD TO PREVENT DEMIL CONTROVERSY and GROWING RIFT IN ANTI-GUN COMMUNITY?

    04/06/2002 5:40:57 AM PST · by M.K. Borders · 5 replies · 355+ views
    NRA-ILA FAX Alert Vol. 9, No. 14 4/5/02 ^ | 5 April 2002 | NRA Institute for Legal Action
    CONGRESS ASKS RUMSFELD TO PREVENT DEMIL CONTROVERSY Two letters -- one carrying the signatures of 16 U.S. Senators, the other bearing the signatures of 24 U.S. Representatives -- have been sent to Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, asking the Secretary to ensure that budget language similar to Section 1062 of last year`s "National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2002" is not submitted this year. Section 1062 would have given the Secretary of Defense the authority to require "demilitarization" of any "significant military equipment" that has ever been owned by the DoD, which would include all firearms (such as...
  • SARAH BRADY CHATS MARCH 27th ,i

    03/26/2002 7:40:49 AM PST · by aspiring.hillbilly · 7 replies · 698+ views
    Good Morning America
    Sarah Brady, the infamous leader of HCI, was on Good Morning America today to talk about her getting a case of lung cancer, admitting she is so tabacco addicted that she can't quit even now that she has contacted the often fatal desease. Nobody I know will mourn her demise. She Will be on a chat at 1 PM Wednesday on www.ABCnews.com and you all need to tell her what you thing of her self-appointed role as a domestic enemy of the US Constitution...
  • Pace ROTC rifle team finishes first

    03/12/2002 3:19:54 PM PST · by Eagle Eye · 11 replies · 395+ views
    Pensacola News Journal. ^ | 3-12-02 | From staff reports