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  • New York bill would ban riflery, trap shooting, archery in public schools

    04/27/2018 11:46:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    NY UP ^ | April 26, 2018 | David Figura
    A state lawmaker from New York City has authored a bill that would end riflery, trap shooting and archery as a sport in public schools. Assemblywoman Linda B. Rosenthal, a Democrat who represents the 67th Assembly District in western Manhattan, introduced the bill on April 20. At this point, there is no co-sponsor for it in the state Senate. The bill, A10428, which was sent to the Assembly's Education Committee, would amend the state's Education Law and calls for the "prohibition of marksmanship and/or shooting programs in public schools" - a change that "shall take effect immediately."
  • 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....