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  • Will New Gun Law Stop Mass killings?

    10/11/2014 7:54:39 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | October 11, 2014 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    California has long allowed police who believe that someone represents a danger to themselves or others to take the person in for a psychiatric evaluation with a police psychiatrist. With that evaluation, a person could be held for 72-hours. After the Elliot Rodger’s killings earlier this year, California’s Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Tuesday, September 30th that makes significant changes. The irony is that deputy sheriff officers had gone to Rodger’s home but did not believe that Rodger posed a danger to himself or others. The law that was thus motivated by Rodger’s case would not have prevented...
  • COME AGAIN: Liberal Radio Host to NRA Board Member, ‘I Will Shoot You’

    03/31/2014 4:26:39 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    News Busters ^ | 3/30/14 | Jack Coleman
    Never thought I'd admit this, but maybe liberals are right when it comes to guns -- perhaps more has to be done to keep firearms from people who are unbalanced. I wondered about this after listening to libtalker Mike Malloy's radio show Tuesday in which he railed against Georgia's Safe Carry Protection Act, which would allow licensed gun owners to bring concealed carry weapons to schools, bars, churches, airports and government offices. The legislation, derided by opponents as the "guns everywhere" law, has been approved by state lawmakers and awaits the governor's signature. (Audio after the jump) It didn't take...
  • A plea to stop the Stairway/Step madness – for the Chillllllren!

    02/28/2014 1:52:39 PM PST · by HammerT · 1 replies ^ | Feb 28 2014
    People we have to stop the madness, it is time to protect the children and the elderly from THE health crisis of our day. That crisis is stairs, the scourge of many a child and older folk. Every year thousands are injured and million more suffer from the affliction of Climacophobia and Bathmophobia. It is time that we turned our focus on Constitutionally protected rights to things that have no constitutional underpinnings. Sure, you’re protected in expressing you opinion and bearing a gun to protect yourself, but here we have an opportunity to really take control of people’s lives and...
  • Officials in a California City Threaten Gun Store Over Sign Featuring An AR-15,

    02/28/2014 12:01:48 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    Rightwing News ^ | 2/27/14 | Tiffiny Ruegner
    “Take Down That Sign Or Go To Jail”… Having lived in California my whole life I am often embarrassed to admit that’s where I live. It is stories like this that show what weak minded and weak stomached citizens we have in the state. National City officials are upset over the picture of an AR-15 being on a gunstore sign. Apparently the mere sight of a gun is just too much to handle. Via Freedom Outpost: Ares Armor is a small tactical company that operates a store in National City, California. Recently the town of National City disapproved of a...
  • NY woman changes views on guns while living in the free states [video]

    12/28/2013 3:09:18 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 21 replies ^ | 12-28-13 | Bearing Arms Staff
    I grew up thinking guns were dangerous but now I think they are an important tool for self defense.
  • OH: Followup to Guns in Public, Oh my!

    11/08/2013 10:22:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Discussion about the recent panic by bank tellers in Adelphi Ohio,  where they saw some people trade a couple of firearms from the bank window, raised questions about where the traders parked.   Some readers envisioned a mall parking lot.  Some imagined the parking lot of a stand alone bank. With a little research, there appears to be only one Kingston National Bank in Adelphi, at 11811 Main Street.  With a Google search we can see how the street is arranged.   The bank building is in the middle of the block that is west of the large building with...
  • The War on Fun: Missouri State want to ban nerf guns

    11/07/2013 6:46:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/7/2013 | Robby Soave
    Toy nerf guns — the weapon of choice for students participating in Missouri State University’s semi-annual “Humans vs. Zombies” live-action game — may be the latest casualty of irrational anti-gun hysteria at American universities.Humans vs. Zombies, a once-per-semester tradition at the Springfield campus, involves students using toy nerf guns to shoot foam bullets at each other. Almost 500 students played the most recent iteration of the game last month.“I get really excited for it,” said Chad Holmes, a faculty advisor for Live Action Society, the group that hosts the game, in a statement to Ozarks First. “It’s my favorite game...
  • OH:Guns in Public, Oh My! (Hoplophobia on Parade)

    11/01/2013 10:00:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Those who push citizen disarmament have worked very hard to demonize guns.  They have tried to make the public display of arms a shameful thing, something that "decent" people simply do not condone.   They have had considerable success.   As recently as the 1950s people carried rifles and shotguns in New York City without a sideways glance. In liberal fascists' version of reality,  the public display of firearms is perfectly acceptable, even laudible, if the person with the weapon has on a uniform, indicating that they are an agent of the state.   Trade the uniform for ordinary clothing, however, and...
  • Random Thoughts About Hoplophobia in San Antonio (open carry rally and opponent)

    10/21/2013 5:57:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 20 October, 2013 | Robert Farago
     At first I thought the Mom from Moms Demand Action was just being a bitch. When I asked her politely if we could talk for a moment she point blank refused. Tersely. Aggressively. She wouldn’t even tell me her name. This after spending twenty-minutes hanging around with an Al-Jezeera reporter at the back of the crowd at the Alamo gun rights rally, and another ten minutes answering questions on camera for a nationwide TV audience. Checking her dilated pupils and remembering her extremely stilted performance in front of the camera, I backed off . . .When she unknowingly dropped a...
  • School Tells Cop Scott Urkov Not To Wear Gun, Uniform When Picking Up Daughter

    10/03/2013 1:03:08 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 107 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 10/03/2013 | By Jonathan Vankin
    While school districts around the country, in wake of the numerous school shootings that have plagued the United States in recent years, have debated whether to have armed guards on school grounds, one school in Arizona recently told a police officer to leave his gun at home — and for that matter, his uniform as well — when he picks up his daughter. Scott Urkov got a call from the principal of Entz Elementary School in Mesa, Arizona, after he showed up at the school in his full police uniform including his sidearm. The cop immediately took to Facebook...
  • Insanity: seventh-grader suspended three days for gun keychain the size of a quarter

    09/29/2013 3:10:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/29/2013 | Eric Owens
    Yet another student has landed in trouble for having something that represents a gun, but isn’t actually anything like a real gun.This time, the student is 12-year-old Joseph Lyssikatos, a student in advanced math who had perfect attendance last year. The seventh-grader made the mistake of bringing a ridiculously small, silver keychain shaped like a gun to Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School in Coventry, R.I, reports local NBC affiliate WJAR.The two-inch keychain fell out of Lyssikatos’s backpack while he was at school.After another kid picked it up and displayed it to other students, a teacher intervened and impounded the keychain.Apparently fearing that the...
  • Lupica: AR-15 is the rifle for the 'sport' of hunting humans (AR-15 to blame, not shooter)

    09/17/2013 9:10:58 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 68 replies ^ | September 16, 2013 | Mike Lupica
    So it takes nine months and two days from Newtown, from 20 dead children and six adults, for someone else to carry the same kind of AR-15 that Adam Lanza carried into Sandy Hook Elementary School into the Washington Navy Yard. They call semiautomatics like this sport rifles. You bet. Mostly for the sport of killing innocent people, and killing them fast.
  • Brady Campaign:"Everyone's As Stupid As We Are"

    06/17/2013 9:38:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 46 replies
    So now get this story, BradyBot Chairthing Heidi Yewman decided to 'prove' how easy it is to get and carry a firearm even for ignorant, stupid people.  So, being ignorant and stupid, she does so. Tony told me a Glock doesn’t have an external safety feature, so when I got home and opened the box and saw the magazine in the gun I freaked. I was too scared to try and eject it as thoughts flooded my mind of me accidentally shooting the gun and a bullet hitting my son in the house or rupturing the gas tank of my...
  • Kerry: Foreign Students 'Scared' of Guns in America

    04/15/2013 7:06:18 AM PDT · by illiac · 114 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4/15/13 | Daniel Halper
    "We had an interesting discussion about why fewer students are coming to, particularly from Japan, to study in the United States, and one of the responses I got from our officials from conversations with parents here is that they're actually scared. They think they're not safe in the United States and so they don't come," Kerry tells CNN.
  • 5 Things the Gun Grabbers Apparently Don't Understand

    03/05/2013 4:48:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | March 5, 2013 | John Hawkins
    "I’m not a gun owner and, as I think as is the case for the more than half the people in the country who also aren’t gun owners, that means that for me guns are alien. In the current rhetorical climate people seem not to want to say: I think guns are kind of scary and don’t want to be around them." -- Josh Marshall "A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." -- Sigmund Freud Sorry, but your Second Amendment rights no longer apply because liberals like Josh Marshall tinkle on themselves every time...
  • Alexandria Cops Bust 10-year-old For Bringing Toy Gun to School

    02/06/2013 7:42:40 AM PST · by lbryce · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 5 ,2013 | Naomi Jagoda
    The boy, a fifth-grader at Douglas MacArthur Elementary School whose name is not being released, was charged as a juvenile with brandishing a weapon, police said. He was also suspended from school, and Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Morton Sherman said further action is being considered, including expulsion. On Monday, the boy showed the plastic gun to at least one other student during a bus ride home from the school. The 10-year-old did not point it at anyone or threaten to shoot it, but he neglected to mention that the weapon was fake, said Alexandria police spokeswoman Ashley Hildebrandt. School...
  • The Psychopathology of a Hoplophobe

    11/05/2012 4:47:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 4 November, 2012 | Bruce W. Krafft
    When I read the October 27 Quote of the Day my first thought was “physician heal thyself” (right after “somebody call the guys in the white coats!”). Anyone who can equate the ownership of semi-automatic weapons with the abuse of children is obviously teetering on the edge. Little did I know just how out there the good doctor really is, though. The quote came from Ronald Pies’s, Why Psychiatrists Must Confront Gun-related Violence. And as I started reading the whole thing, it became obvious that Dr. Ron may have suffered what those in the head shrinking biz call a break...
  • Academic Malpractice Part 818

    09/24/2012 4:22:17 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies ^ | 9-24-2012 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: This is the 818th column I have written since September of 2003. If you are tired of hearing about liberal hypocrisy in academia, please do not read this latest offering. If you like guns, however, keep reading.Dear Professor Hoplophobe (pseudonym): First I would like to thank you for your willingness to discuss Second Amendment issues despite our deep disagreement about the scope and applicability of this important constitutional right. The first time we broached the issue, the tenor of our discussion was less than civil. Since then, you have agreed to continue our dialogue and I believe...
  • OMG! OMG! It’s a Gun Store! In My Town! OMG!

    02/08/2012 7:16:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 7 February, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    According to columnist Kevin Riordan, DyAnn DiSalvo is an unobservant, self-absorbed children’s book author and illustrator living in Merchantville, New Jersey (“a quaint Camden County borough of about 3,800, Merchantville is best known for Victorian architecture”). Actually, Riordan doesn’t describe her as unobservant and self-absorbed. That’s just the obvious conclusion drawn from reading of her outrage at looking up one day recently and noticing that her small town just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia now sports a gun store. And that it’s been there for over a year. Which means that something must be done about this. Now....
  • The NRA—A terrorist organization(barf alert)

    01/09/2012 6:31:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies ^ | 8 January, 2012 | Daniel Johnson
    (CALGARY, Alberta) - There were sombre ceremonies across Tucson, Arizona on Sunday, January 8, 2012, in remembrance of Jared Loughner’s shooting spree a year earlier where he seriously wounded Representative Gabrielle Giffords, killed six and wounded 12 more. I suggest that the Untied States, is the only country in world, where remembrances could be held virtually every single day of the year for egregious killings of citizens by other citizens—all indirectly supported by the National Rifle Association. The day before the Tucson ceremonies, on January 7, there was a funeral in Brownsville, Texas, for a fifteen-year-old eighth grader who was...
  • MSNBC Host: Why Should People Have Guns When We Have Cops

    11/01/2011 3:27:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 126 replies ^ | November 1, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    As I always say, you can be a victim, or not, the choice is yours. Yesterday, Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright of South Carolina told women during a news conference to obtain their concealed weapons permit in order to better protect themselves from rapists and criminals in the area. The sheriff of Spartanburg County, S.C., turned a news conference about an attempted rape in his community into an extended rant Monday in which he slammed a criminal justice system preferred by "liberals" for failing to keep the repeat-offender suspect behind bars -- and implored the women in his community to...
  • Outrage of the Week 9/9/11

    09/15/2011 12:25:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | September 09, 2011 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Outrage of the Week 9/9/11   Friday, September 09, 2011   This week's outrage comes to us from Buffalo, N.Y., where a group called "Fathers Armed Together to Help, Educate, Restore and Save" held a "gun" buyback program for kids.  "FATHERS" offered pizza, dress shirts, notebooks and folders for kids who turned in Nerf guns and water pistols.  Yes, toys.  The group's theory is simple: indoctrinate the kids into thinking that guns are bad and should be feared and avoided, and crime will surely drop.  Leonard Lane, president of FATHERS said,...
  • California Legislature Returns to Work on August 15 and Anti-Gun Legislation is on their...

    08/16/2011 9:38:40 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | August 12, 2011 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   California Legislature Returns to Work on August 15 and Anti-Gun Legislation is on their Schedule   Friday, August 12, 2011   Contact your state Senator and Assemblyman TODAY! The California Legislature returns to work this Monday, August 15. It is imperative that you call AND e-mail your state Senator and Assemblyman TODAY and respectfully urge them to OPPOSE all anti-gun legislation and support the NRA CCW reform legislation.  Don’t forget to forward this alert to your family, friends and fellow gun owners across California urging them to contact their state legislator.Call AND...
  • Plain Talk: Concealed carry tragedy ‘a matter of time' (barf alert)

    07/25/2011 5:25:58 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 41 replies ^ | 25 july 2011 | DaveZweifel
    Now that Wisconsin is joining 48 other states to allow its citizens to carry concealed weapons, the legislative director of the Washington-based Violence Policy Center predicts it will join those states in yet another way. “Less than a year after loosening its restrictions on the carrying of concealed firearms, Arizona has already experienced two major mass shootings,” Kristen Rand says. “States with permissive concealed carry laws continue to rack up tragedy after tragedy. It will only be a matter of time before Wisconsin experiences its first concealed carry tragedy.” But weren’t we told by the Republican majority in the Legislature...
  • How American Guns Proliferate in Mexico and Fuel Drug Violence (Barf Alert)

    07/06/2011 6:41:38 PM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 7/6/2011 | Diana Wueger
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) has come under fire for a controversial anti-gun trafficking operation known as "Fast and Furious." On June 14, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa and Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Senator Chuck Grassley detailing how the ATF allowed straw purchasers to acquire up to 2,000 guns on behalf of Mexican drug cartels in 2009 and 2010. ATF leadership argued that by waiting for the guns to appear at crime scenes in Mexico, the operation would allow the agency to "connect the dots" and bring down higher-ups in...
  • Brady Campaign...New Champion Of The Tenth Amendment

    06/14/2011 1:49:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | June 10, 2011 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Brady Campaign...New Champion Of The Tenth Amendment   Friday, June 10, 2011   For more than 30 years, the Brady Campaign has demanded that the federal government impose gun bans, ammo bans, waiting periods, gun registration -- you name it -- with no regard for the states. In 1994, when the group was called Handgun Control, Inc., it said that its main "goal" was to "enact a comprehensive federal gun control policy."In January, the Brady Campaign endorsed Sen. Frank Lautenberg's (D-N.J.) bills proposing a federal law to prohibit Americans from possessing...
  • Cry of ‘Gun!’ Is Claimed in Fatal Shooting of Fellow Officer

    03/16/2011 10:26:05 AM PDT · by neverdem · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 14, 2011 | MICHAEL WILSON
    Nassau County police officers who witnessed the fatal shooting of a fellow officer last weekend said that the victim was wearing his badge and that they did not hear the officer who shot him identify himself or yell anything before firing, the president of the Nassau police union said Monday. “No one heard, ‘Stop! Police!’ ” James Carver, the president of the Nassau County Police Benevolent Association, said. However, someone seems to have yelled something: officers have said that a civilian at the chaotic scene — possibly a retired New York City police sergeant — was heard yelling “Gun! Gun!”...
  • LI officer doomed by cry of 'gun'(NY)

    03/16/2011 6:38:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 76 replies ^ | 15 March, 2011 | SELIM ALGAR and LEONARD GREENE
    The friendly-fire shooting that cost a Long Island cop his life was a point-blank blunder that started when a retired cop with no business at the scene yelled, "Gun," an official said yesterday. Geoffrey Breitkopf, 40, was shot and killed Saturday by an MTA cop responding to a call at a Massapequa Park house where Nassau police had killed a knife-wielding Satan worshipper. The MTA officers were assisting county cops with mop-up duty when Nassau County Special Ops Officer Breitkopf arrived in a car with his partner, according to Nassau County Police Benevolent Association president James Carver. BREITKOPF - Slain...
  • Wake Set For L.I. Police Officer

    03/16/2011 11:45:39 AM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 16, 2011 | NA
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A wake for Nassau County Police Officer Geoffrey Breitkopf was scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday at the Selden Fire Department where he volunteered. WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs on the memorial fund Breitkopf, 40, was killed last weekend by friendly fire after responding to a call for backup. He was in plainclothes and carrying a rifle when he arrived at the chaotic scene in Massapequa Park.Minutes earlier, officers had fatally shot Anthony Digeronimo, who allegedly was threatening people with knives before lunging at police.Nassau County’s police union said the shooting of Breitkopf may have been instigated by...
  • CT Senate Bill 1094: "felonize" posession of 10+ round magazines

    03/03/2011 10:29:47 AM PST · by DTogo · 42 replies
    NRA ILA e-mail ^ | March 3rd, 2011 | DTogo
    (Via NRAILA e-mail) March 1st: Senate Bill 1094 was introduced and referred to the Joint Committee on Judiciary. SB 1094 seeks to prohibit the possession of firearms magazines that accept more than ten rounds of ammunition. If passed and signed into law, any person in possession of any magazine greater than ten rounds, who has not already surrendered the magazine prior to enactment or ninety days after enactment, will be guilty of a class D felony.
  • Tennessee gun in park incident reveals a scarier danger

    12/28/2009 3:51:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 142 replies · 4,336+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 December, 2009 | David Codrea
    The sight of a man openly carrying a firearm in a Nashville-area park has scared some people, resulting in a law enforcement response. From the Associated Press: A man carrying an AK-47-style semiautomatic pistol was detained at Radnor Lake State Park on Sunday after startled hikers complained to park rangers. Some would consider that a scary-looking gun. Some would consider coloring the muzzle tip orange so it looks like an Airsoft gun scary. And some would consider gun owner Leonard Embody's choice of apparel, "a camouflage jacket, military boots and a black skull cap" scary. That's how hiker Ellen Thomas...
  • Hoplophobia

    12/01/2008 7:44:08 AM PST · by Pelagius of Asturias · 30 replies · 1,435+ views ^ | Pelayo
    Hoplophobia, n. Irrational, morbid fear of guns (c. 1980, coined by Col. Jeff Cooper, from the Greek hoplites, weapon; see his book Principles of Personal Defense). May cause sweating, faintness, discomfort, rapid pulse, nausea, sleeplessness, nondescript fears, more, at mere thought of guns. Presence of working firearms may cause panic attack. Hoplophobe, hoplophobic.
  • End Hoplophobia Now!

    09/01/2009 8:28:45 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 9 replies · 563+ views
    Renew America ^ | 31 August 2009 | Tim Dunkin
    At the same time, hoplophobes seek to suppress any expression of gun ownership or approval of the practice among adults. Many corporations include websites about firearms or firearm accessories in their list of sites to block — right up there with porn and the stuff about making bombs. The media routinely lies about the motivations and intentions of people who choose to carry firearms on their person — as CBS and MSNBC recently did when it peddled false stories about those who were open carrying at some of the townhall protests and other gatherings. In polite society, guns shouldn't be...
  • Beauty's Beastly Charges (Pageant queen faces 19 weapons/drug counts)

    08/15/2009 8:20:32 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 30 replies · 1,642+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | August 15, 2009 | Mike Strobel
    A former Miss Toronto Tourism faces 19 weapons and drug charges, including possession of a Glock loaded with hollow-point ammo. .... Zenovique Wilson, 23, Miss Toronto Tourism 2005, is to appear Monday for a bail hearing at College Park court. The long, pageant locks are gone, her hair now close cropped. The tiara is replaced by tears, welling in those soft, hazel eyes. "She's crying," her lawyer, Ari Goldkind, tells me after leaving a court holding room. "Jail is a big shock to her." You betcha. That green prison jumper ain't no evening gown. The lovely Zenovique was arrested...
  • Lego upsets parents by producing guns for children's play sets

    05/11/2007 5:55:51 PM PDT · by holymoly · 47 replies · 1,343+ views
    thisislondon ^ | riday 11.05.07 | thisislondon
    Lego has upset fans by giving some of its play figures realistic-looking guns and pistols. For generations its products have been seen as providing harmless fun - it was even said that for years it refused to supply green bricks in case boys used them to make tanks. But critics accuse it of changing its stance, partly because of tie-ins with big-budget films and partly to counter the challenge of action-packed computer games. The new versions of its Star Wars Stormtroopers now carry guns so large they can hardly hold them, despite the previous ones having nothing more alarming...

    02/08/2007 7:05:30 AM PST · by pabianice · 15 replies · 862+ views
    NRA Alerts | 2/8/07
    Joshua Enos, of Denmark, Maine, is a member of the American Trap Association (ATA), and has been a member since he was 13. Joshua is graduating from his high school (the Fryeburg Academy, in Fryeburg, Maine) this year, and had submitted to his high school a picture of him with his shotgun--unloaded, broken, and draped over his shoulders. The school refused to use this photo, because it showed a firearm in it. Joshua's father asked if he could be in the Alternative Sports section of the yearbook. The answer was: "no" with a gun, but "yes" with his trophies. His...
  • Nev. politician: Let teachers carry guns

    12/26/2006 7:47:36 AM PST · by presidio9 · 27 replies · 582+ views
    A Nevada state senator and also-ran in this year's Republican primary for governor says the Legislature should consider letting teachers carry guns in classrooms to stem a rise in school violence. "I would expect enough teachers would be interested so it would serve as a deterrent," said Sen. Bob Beers, R-Las Vegas. He said he's preparing a bill to introduce when state lawmakers convene in February. While Beers said teachers would have to undergo firearm safety training, Las Vegas-area school officials said that allowing more weapons on campus would make schools less safe. "The more people who have guns, the...
  • Cooper, firearms expert, dead at 86 - Instrumental in firearms training to thousands

    09/26/2006 11:19:54 AM PDT · by neverdem · 64 replies · 3,838+ views
    Prescott Daily Courier ^ | September 26, 2006 | NA
    World-renowned firearms expert Jeff Cooper, founder of the Gunsite firearms training center in Paulden, died Monday afternoon at his home near the training center. Cooper, 86, had been battling several health problems in recent years. The family plans a private burial ceremony and will announce a memorial ceremony at the National Rifle Association Whittington Center in New Mexico in the near future. Cooper had been a member of the NRA Board of Directors. Born on May 20, 1920, in Los Angeles, as John Dean Cooper, Cooper who always went by "Jeff," earned a master's degree in history and taught history....
  • Jeff Cooper has died

    09/25/2006 4:08:13 PM PDT · by AzSteven · 93 replies · 6,724+ views
    e-mail from Gunsite
    Friends, At the request of the family it is my sad duty to report the passing of our founder, Jeff Cooper. Jeff died peacefully at home this afternoon while being cared for by his wife Janelle and daughter Lindy. There will be a private internment at Gunsite by invitation, with a public memorial service at the Whittington Center at a date to be announced. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. DVC, Ed Ed Head Operations Manager Gunsite Academy, Inc. 2900 W. Gunsite Rd. Paulden, AZ 86334
  • 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...
  • UK: Army admits ten guns missing

    11/05/2005 9:19:11 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 19 replies · 408+ views
    The Scotsman (UK) ^ | 11/5/06 | JAMES KIRKUP
    Army admits ten guns missing JAMES KIRKUP WESTMINSTER EDITOR TEN British Army weapons have gone missing in the UK in the past year, raising fears they may fall into the hands of criminals. Among the missing arms is at least one SA-80 rifle, the standard weapon of the British infantry, capable of firing dozens of bullets in seconds. And at least four powerful 9mm pistols are also officially considered lost, the Ministry of Defence admits. Only one of the guns has been recovered. On 6 October, a soldier from the 14 Signals Regiment mislaid his SA-80 at Templeton training camp...
  • Rep. Culberson's call for armed state militias on border a reckless approach to dangerous problem.

    08/05/2005 2:02:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies · 619+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 5, 2005
    Republicans and Democrats agree on little these days, but the combined effects of 9/11 and a newly globalized economy have forged consensus on at least one issue: the need for better border control. The United States' long southern frontier, lawmakers agree, is unacceptably porous. Across it come illegal migrants seeking work, drug runners hauling their wares and terrorists bent on killing U.S. citizens. Recognizing that most illegal border crossers fall in the first category, several federal lawmakers are crafting thoughtful, bipartisan proposals to solve this complex problem. U.S. Rep. John Culberson's plan to create armed border militias is not one...
  • Dear Wendy exposes the US’s gun culture

    08/03/2005 9:54:01 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 81 replies · 1,929+ views
    Dear Wendy exposes the US’s gun culture The new film Dear Wendy explores the rotten heart of the US, writes Stephen Philip Dear Wendy is a highly original, witty and dark satire on US political hypocrisy and gun culture. It brings together the formidable talents of director Thomas Vinterberg (Festen) and writer/director Lars Von Trier (Dogville). An 18 year old loner Dick, who is played brilliantly by Jamie Bell, lives in an impoverished mining village in the US. He buys a pearl handled toy pistol as a birthday present but he soon discovers it’s a real gun firing real bullets....
  • A lesson for Minnesota from the Old Gray Lady

    04/26/2005 6:40:15 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 4 replies · 587+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 4-26-05 | mark yost
    After reading Sunday's New York Times, my first inclination was to call 9-1-1 and ask police to put St. Paul's Mac-Groveland and Crocus Hill neighborhoods, as well as Minneapolis' uberliberal Uptown enclave, on suicide watch. I was particularly worried about Heather Martens and the other folks over at Citizens for a Safer Minnesota, the local adjunct for the mathematically challenged Million Moms. The "paper of record" ran what must have been a painful front-page story for readers and staff alike. The Old Gray Lady admitted what many of us have known all along: Sen. Dianne Feinstein's assault-weapon ban had little...
  • Gun-toting volunteer arrested

    10/12/2004 2:57:59 PM PDT · by TERMINATTOR · 23 replies · 1,132+ views
    The Source ^ | October 11, 2004 | Jon Ottman
    Republican Party workers call police after gun spotted. Shelby Township police arrested a 41-year-old Bruce Township man after he was reported to be carrying a gun. Thomas Erwin Bell was charged with carrying a concealed weapon at his arraignment before Magistrate Michael Osaer in the 41-A District Court on Oct. 1. The charge is a four-year felony. He is lodged at the Macomb County Jail in lieu of $1 million bond. Bell was arrested by Shelby Township police on Sept. 30 at the Republican Party campaign office near 22 Mile Road and Van Dyke. "He had appeared at the Republican...
  • Church fights gun violence by turning weapons into art

    04/27/2004 10:06:24 AM PDT · by TERMINATTOR · 21 replies · 252+ views
    The Oakland Tribune ^ | April 26, 2004 | John Geluardi
    Fruitvale parishoners, Franciscan peace activists use pistols, rifles to create memorial for shooting victimsOAKLAND -- About 30 parishioners from St. Elizabeth's Church in the Fruitvale district took a symbolic whack at gun violence Sunday by hammering handguns into art. The gun-smashing event was sponsored by the Franciscan Justice, Peace & Integrity Office, which has been collecting handguns for the last two months in order to transform them into various sculptures, including an altar for gunshot victims. According to Brother Martin Ibarra, the idea is to get guns off the streets and to make a symbolic gesture that will get people...
  • Gun raffle fails to raise eyebrows in US

    02/23/2004 4:09:39 PM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 92 replies · 248+ views
    ABC Online (AU) ^ | 22 February , 2004 | HAMISH ROBERTSON/Lisa Millar
    HAMISH ROBERTSON: Well staying in the United States, Anti-gun campaigners are concerned about a worrying trend in which charity groups and fundraisers are using guns as prizes in raffles. A volunteer fire brigade has set a new benchmark with its raffle, giving away a gun every day for the entire year. It says it needs the cash to continue operating, but many are wondering whether America, a nation already saturated with guns, needs anymore. Lisa Millar compiled this report. (sound of cars passing by) LISA MILLAR: A few hours drive west of Washington DC lies Emmitsburg, Maryland, which gets its...
  • Hidden gun just means your fear's out in open

    01/17/2004 6:09:53 AM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 196 replies · 7,104+ views
    The Albuquerque Tribune ^ | January 17, 2004 | Gene Grant
    One of my more interesting touch points, as a member of the conservative persuasion, is the gun ownership issue - who has the right to bear arms and how the dogged determination to own a gun can affect so many other aspects of life. I'm not a gun person - never have been, never will be - which obviously puts me at odds with some of my brethren. It's just a personal choice. But if you want to go out on the Rio Puerco and take pops at grape soda cans with your buddies or run around the woods in...
  • HOPLOPHOBIA: Fast highly effective Hoplophobia program at The Phobia Clinic

    What is Hoplophobia?Defined as "a persistent, abnormal, and irrational fear of firearms", each year, this surprisingly common phobia causes countless people needless distress. To add insult to an already distressing condition, most hoplophobia therapies take months or years and sometimes even require the patient to be exposed repeatedly experience their fear. We believe that not only is this totally unnecessary, it will often make the condition worse. And it is particuarly cruel as hoplophobia can be eliminated with the right methods and just 24 hours of commitment by the phobic individual. Known by a number of names Hoplophobia, Fear of...
  • 'Packing' for trip just invites trouble

    09/29/2002 6:55:21 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 14 replies · 246+ views
    Dail y Press ^ | 9/29/2002 | Jim Spencer
    'Packing' for trip just invites troubleSeptember 27 2002Jim Spencer Homeboy tightened the Velcro strap on the holster around his ankle and shoved in a snub-nosed semiautomatic pistol. My God, I said, as I walked in the room, what are you doing? "Packing," he said. I can see that, I told him. You must be headed to downtown Newport News where those three guys got murdered and three others got wounded last weekend. Click HERE for the rest of the article.