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  • Harriet Tubman Was A Gun-Toting Republican

    04/22/2016 3:19:19 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    There are some knee-jerk reactions to the seemingly "political correctness run amok" move to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, replacing President Andrew Jackson. But the replacing of the slave-owning founder of the Democratic Party with a gun-toting black Republican may spark a political debate worth having and unearth historical truths worth learning. As PJ Media described the announcement: The first woman on United States bank notes will be the famous abolitionist and Republican Harriet Tubman, Politico reported Wednesday. She will give the boot to the nation's sixth president and a major figure in the Democratic Party, Andrew Jackson,...
  • Obama SCOTUS Pick Is Anti-Gun Zealot

    03/17/2016 8:11:45 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 17, 2016 | Danirl John Sobieski
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz warns as part of his stump speech that we are one Supreme Court Justice away from losing our Second Amendment Right to keep and bear arms. On Wednesday, President Obama nominated for the Supreme Court vacancy created by the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia just such an individual -- Judge Merrick Garland, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbis, a Bill Clinton appointee.
  • How Scalia and Ted Cruz Saved the 2nd Amendment

    02/19/2016 2:36:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    THe American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Since the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the GOP presidential field has, in a rare show of unity, supported Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's statement that Scalia's replacement should be determined by the results of the November election. Democratic hypocrites like Sen. Chuck Schumer accuse the GOP of obstructionism, the memory of their blocking of George W. Bush nominees having faded. They, while insisting that President Obama has the Constitutional right to nominate a replacement, which he does, forget the Senate's Constitutional role to advise and consent -- or not consent. They can say no -- or even...
  • Obama Tells Rape Victim Gun Won't Protect Her

    01/15/2016 7:10:11 AM PST · by raptor22 · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 15, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Liberals like to talk about women’s rights but among those rights is, or should be, the second right enshrined in the Constitution’s Bill of Rights -- the right to keep and bear arms to protect one’s self. A woman’s body is her own, liberals tell us, and she has the right to choose to have an abortion. But the same liberals would deny women like Kimberly Corban the right to defend her body, and her children, with a firearm against the predators who lurk among us.
  • ObamaCare does not Trump the Second Amendment

    01/07/2016 12:06:01 PM PST · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Daniel John Sobieski
    Shredding the right to keep and bear arms has long been a goal of President Obama, the self-professed constitutional law professor who has long regarded the Constitution as an impediment to advancing his progressive agenda and acquiring as much federal power as possible. The rules he has announced are touted as “sensible gun restriction” are in fact a shameless gun grab that violate the Constitution and patient-doctor confidentiality.
  • FReeper Display of Arms and Bearers *2015/12 Thread*

    12/01/2015 9:37:50 AM PST · by conservativeimage.com · 44 replies
    Self | 12/1/15 | Red Fox
    Civil disobedience with guns. (Please read entire post before commenting.) Preppers unite! Stand alone preppers will be easily neutralized by fascist or violent forces. For example, look at this prep list from CheaperThanDirt.com. Can you see what's missing?A: Strength in numbers. This strategy of remaining underground in your own country will be fatal. If you wait until they come before you organize, you're dead. The success of the Bundy Ranch standoff (the Federal Government backing off without one shot fired) is proof of concept - the power of a community armed and unwavering will succeed against overreaching powers. United We...
  • Drudge is Right About Obama's Gun-Free Zone Hypocrisy

    11/04/2015 9:37:00 AM PST · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 4 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    In President Obama’s hometown of Chicago on Halloween night Saturday, a robbery was thwarted when a concealed carry permit holder with a valid firearm owner’s ID card under Illinois law shot the thug dead. It showed that even in Obama’s Chicago, more guns mean less crime and, in this case, one less career criminal. It also shows that opponents’ fears that concealed carry laws will mean carnage in the streets as garden-variety disputes escalate into a proverbial gunfight at the OK Corral are false. Since the U.S. 7th Court of appeals struck down Illinois’ ban on concealed carry as unconstitutional...
  • Greta Van Susteren Comes Out Fot Bullet Control

    10/16/2015 5:56:02 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 16, 1948 | Daniel John Sobieski
    It is not a novel idea -- the notion that the route to gun control is not by attacking the right to bear arms which the U.S. Supreme Court has declared to be both an individual and a national right, but to use that old standby, regulation, to dry up the supply of bullets. It was that idea that was endorsed by Fox News host Greta Van Susteren when she appeared on ABCs This Week...
  • Why are Intergalactic Background Checks the Gun Grabbers Holly Grail?

    10/08/2015 3:22:19 PM PDT · by Torcert · 71 replies
    Oct 8 2015 | N/A
    Proviso for those who know the answer right off the bat this is entirely obvious. But there are new people to the fight for our God-given and Constitutionally affirmed Civil-Rights just entering the fray and so this is for them. So why does the #nationalSocialistLeft obsess over this issue. It wouldnt of helped in many recent shootings so its a pointless exercise if it is supposed to solve this problem. So why do the gun gabbers keep circling back to carp on this talking point ad nauseam? Its simple to understand if one just works backward from the gun...
  • Hillary vs. The 2nd Amendment

    10/08/2015 9:58:20 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 8, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Hillary Clinton, who served an administration that ran thousands of guns to Mexican drug lords under Operation Fast and Furious, is now fast and furiously trying to resurrect a failing campaign by taking aim at so-called gun rights extremists. In the wake of the shootings at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, Mrs. Clinton advocated in New Hampshire for a new gun group for responsible gun owners apart from the National Rifle Association, which she considers extremist, even though no NRA member has ever been involved in a mass shooting...
  • Jeb Bush vs. the 2nd Amendment

    09/22/2015 10:04:28 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Daniel John Sobieski ^ | September 27, 2015 | Danirl John Sobieski
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is not a political amateur and has faced questions from many prominent talking heads in the media. Yet in the 2016 he has made multiple gaffes indicating he still might not be ready for prime time, the latest being a question of whether gun ownership is a right guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution.
  • Obama AR-15 Bullet Ban Lifted, Gun Rights Still Target

    03/12/2015 3:25:08 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 12, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    un Control: Fifty-two senators, 238 House members and 80,000 public comments have forced the ATF to pull back for "more study" its proposed ban on ammo for the AR-15, the leading gun for hunting and self-defense. The Second Amendment, written in the era of muskets, does not mention what arms we have the right to keep and bear. But we have an idea, based on how they were used: to protect their owners' homes, businesses, farms and families, and to resist the tyranny of government, which during the American Revolution was the British crown.
  • Chicago Crime Rate Drops, Thanks To Concealed Carry

    09/03/2014 8:13:12 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 3, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    More Guns, Less Crime: Since Illinois began issuing concealed-carry permits this year, robberies, burglaries, car thefts and, yes, even murder, are down significantly. Last month, when an 86-year-old Crestwood, Ill., man decided to visit his local phone store, he arrived to find a robbery underway. After staying outside to keep others from entering the store, he saw the suspect fleeing through a back door. He pursued the suspect, legal firearm in hand, stopped him, then held him until police arrived to make the arrest. The actions of the unidentified law-abiding citizen were made possible by Illinois becoming the 50th and...
  • Free Shaneen Allen From New Jerseys Gun Laws

    08/18/2014 5:35:48 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 18, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Second Amendment: An African-American single mom on her way to a birthday party for one of her kids faces 10 years in prison for straying into the Garden State carrying a firearm in her purse licensed in Pennsylvania. Shaneen Allen is less well-known than Michael Brown, the man shot by police in Ferguson, Mo., and it's doubtful Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton will pay her a visit anytime soon. They're busy elsewhere. A mother exercising her Second Amendment right not only to keep but to bear arms to protect her family is of little interest to them. Allen is a...
  • Judge Says Second Amendment Doesn't Protect AR-15s

    08/14/2014 6:31:45 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 62 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 14, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: A federal judge rules that the AR-15 and similar weapons commonly used in self-defense "fall outside Second Amendment protection as dangerous and unusual arms," and we have no right to keep or bear them. Nobody looted the gun shop and tattoo parlor that share a storefront in a strip mall less than 10 minutes from Ferguson, Mo., where riots followed the police shooting of Michael Brown. According to the local Riverfront Times, the owners of County Guns and Tattoo Studio arrived with friends to protect their businesses. One owner carried a rifle and pistol and wore a vest,...
  • Philly mom will stand trial for bringing gun to N.J

    08/06/2014 2:48:12 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 28 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 08/06/2014 | JASON NARK
    ---snip--- Her story has garnered national attention, and Nappen says it's proof that New Jersey's gun laws are "out of control." Gun-control advocates say there's a positive side to all the attention Allen's case has received. "Fortunately, the notoriety of this case will make it less likely Pennsylvanians will carry concealed and loaded handguns in New Jersey, thereby making them and the Garden State safer from gun violence," said Bryan Miller, executive director of Heeding God's Call, a faith-based movement to prevent gun violence.
  • In Gun Rights Win Chicago Gun Sales Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

    01/13/2014 5:06:24 PM PST · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 13, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: A federal judge rules that the right to keep and bear arms includes the right to buy them and that while government is obligated to protect its citizens, it must protect their constitutional rights as well. Chicago's long-standing attempt to deny its citizens their full Second Amendment rights under the U.S. Constitution was met with yet another court defeat. This time, it came via a ruling by U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang that the city ban on retail gun shops owned by licensed dealers went too far to count as a "sensible restriction" on gun ownership to...
  • EPA Pushes Gun Control Through Green Ammo Mandate

    12/27/2013 9:36:07 AM PST · by raptor22 · 49 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 27, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: Thanks to government regulations, the closing of the last U.S. lead smelter and a push for "green" lead-free ammunition, ammo prices will skyrocket. Does the Second Amendment threaten the environment? Having been stymied by court defeats such as the Supreme Court's deciding that the Second Amendment does indeed confer a right to keep and bear arms on individuals throughout the United States, advocates of a gun-free America and a disarmed citizenry are taking a different approach: Go after the ammunition through regulations that stifle domestic production and force the use of more expensive and eco-friendly substitutes. Expanded regulations...
  • North Florida Coed Wins Second Amendment Victory

    12/13/2013 4:33:54 PM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 13, 2013 | IBD Editorials
    Second Amendment: A Florida appeals court rules that colleges can't ban students from having guns on campus for self-protection, bringing us one step closer to the day schools are predator-free, not-gun-free zones. Alexandria Lainez won't be able to carry her firearm around campus in her purse or book bag, but she can keep it in her car parked on campus, available for self-protection, or in case a madman decides to shoot up the University of North Florida. Florida's 1st Court of Appeals ruled that the school was violating a 2011 state law that pre-empted the regulation of guns by local...
  • Knife Rights' Knife Owners' Protection Act Introduced in Congress

    11/18/2013 12:01:50 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 57 replies
    SacBee ^ | 18 November 2013 | Knife Rights
    <p>WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Knife Owners' Protection Act, H.R.3478, has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05). H.R.3478 would protect the right of knife owners to travel throughout the U.S. without fear of prosecution under the myriad patchwork of state and local knife laws.</p>

    07/14/2013 9:40:39 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 99 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | July 14, 2013 | Jeff Head
    GEORGE ZIMMERMAN FOUND NOT GUILTY George Zimmerman found not guilty Here are my own feelings regarding this highly publicized trial, which I followed the trial closely...each day. The jury clearly looked at the evidence, which was overwhelming for the defense and Zimmerman. Zimmerman's nose was broken and his face was bruised and bloodied after the confrontation. He had cuts and bruises on the back of his head. He had grass stains on the back of his shirt and pants. Treyvon had no injuries from the fight, except the gunshot wound. There were scrapes on his knuckles. And he had grass...
  • 'Cairo On The Lake' Meets Concealed Carry In Illinois

    07/10/2013 4:43:28 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 11 replies
    Investor's Busimess Daily ^ | July 10, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Guns: Illinois has become the last state in the union to allow citizens their full Second Amendment rights, and officials in the murder capital of America worry about the consequences of citizens defending themselves. Illinois' legislature on Tuesday voted to let gun owners carry concealed weapons. The action followed a violent and bloody Fourth of July weekend in President Obama's hometown during which 74 people were shot and 12 were killed. Permission for concealed carry in Illinois was prompted by a ruling late last year by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago. It found that...
  • Can House Stop U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Gun Grab?

    11/23/2012 4:14:54 PM PST · by raptor22 · 52 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 23, 2012
    Second Amendment: A House resolution, as futile as it may be, represents growing opposition to another administration bow to the U.N. encroachment on U.S. sovereignty at the expense of its laws and even our Constitution. Treaties are ratified by a two-thirds majority of the Senate, and the final version of the U.N.'s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) may likely be signed by this president and ratified by this Senate, especially if presented as a "sensible restriction" on international arms trafficking with no impact on our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. But some House members are not going to...
  • Obama To Sign Anti-Second Amendment U.N. Gun Grab

    07/09/2012 5:59:29 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 113 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 9, 2012
    Second Amendment: The United Nations is putting the finishing touches on an Arms Trade Treaty that transcends borders and may even trample our Constitutional right to bear arms. Every indication is that the president will sign it. Like the New Start and Law of the Sea treaties before it, as well as the Kyoto Protocol and Agenda 21, the Arms Trade Treaty being finalized at the U.N. this month is one of those feel-good, can't-we-all-get-along pieces of parchment whose net effect is to accomplish little except to eat away at American sovereignty and freedom. Just as the world's worst human...
  • Right To Self-Defense

    11/29/2010 8:27:20 PM PST · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 29, 2010 | IBD staff
    Self-Protection: Pennsylvania's governor vetoes a bill expanding a citizen's right to protect self and family outside one's residence rather than exercise a "duty to retreat." It is a victory for predators over victims. On Saturday, while people were still sleeping off their turkey feast or celebrating their Black Friday goodies, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell vetoed a bill that would have expanded the state's so-called Castle Doctrine to expand the permissible use of deadly force in self-defense outside of the currently allowed home and workplace. The Castle Doctrine gets its name from the saying that a man's home is his "castle."...
  • A Bull's-Eye For The Supreme Court

    06/28/2010 5:16:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 28, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Second Amendment: In the "living Constitution" era, the Supreme Court rediscovers original intent and rightly rules that the right to bear arms applies to all Americans just as the rest of the Bill of Rights does. It's hard to conceive how the justices could have decided otherwise. But by the narrowest of margins 5-4 they have reaffirmed that keeping and bearing arms is an inalienable and individual right like speech and religion, and that it applies to all individuals as the Founding Fathers intended. Why anyone thinks the Second Amendment does not apply to all Americans is a...
  • A Gun For Grandpa (Gun Rights In Chicago)

    06/02/2010 5:35:30 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 16 replies · 726+ views
    Investors.com ^ | June 2, 2010 | Investor's Business Daily Staff
    Second Amendment: Chicago is deciding whether to prosecute a great-grandfather and Korean War veteran under its handgun ban. He refused to be a victim, and now there's one less armed thug roaming the streets. What's the problem? If the 80-year-old vet living on the city's West Side didn't have the gun the city said he shouldn't have, he and his 83-year-old wife and 12-year-old great-grandson might have joined those victims of gun violence about whom gun-control advocates constantly chirp. The vet obtained the gun in violation of the city's handgun ban after a prior incident in which the couple was...
  • Calderon And Daley Want Your Guns

    05/24/2010 4:56:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 780+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 24, 2010 | Investors Business Daily
    Gun Rights: Not happy with interfering in our internal affairs by savaging Arizona's new immigration law, the president of Mexico wants to shred our Second Amendment too. And the mayor of Chicago wants to help. There stood Mexican President Felipe Calderon before Congress, blaming America for the violence on his side of the border and, among other things, the guns that fuel the Mexican drug war that has claimed more than 23,000 Mexican lives since he took office in 2006. Rather than taking responsibility himself, he shoved the blame on America. It would all stop, he implied, if America would...
  • Defending Against Enemies Domestic

    03/30/2010 5:08:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 1,257+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 30, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Homeland Security: Forget about foreign jihadists getting nukes or planting bombs in their underwear. The real enemies, some say, are domestic militia groups who play at war and those nasty Tea Party racists. The raid on a Michigan militia group accused of plotting war against the government will no doubt feed into the arguments of those who claim in the wake of health reform that the vast right-wing conspiracy is not only angry, but armed and dangerous. According to an Associated Press report, "Authorities said the arrests underscored the dangers of homegrown right-wing extremism of the sort seen in the...
  • 'Right To Bear Arms' Means Just That

    03/03/2010 4:48:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies · 1,891+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 3, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Otis McDonald, 76, stands before the Supreme Court, which Tuesday heard arguments in his suit to overturn Chicago's handgun ban Gun Rights: Otis McDonald, 76, an Army vet who lives in a high-crime area of Chicago, thinks the Constitution gives him the right to bear arms to protect himself and his wife as he protected his country. We think so too. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments on behalf of four Chicago residents led by homeowner McDonald, the Second Amendment Foundation and the Illinois State Rifle Association to overturn Chicago's three-decade-old ban on owning handguns. In a 5-4...
  • Wyoming considering 2nd amendment nullification law - Jail Time for Federal Agents who violate

    02/16/2010 6:42:04 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 142 replies · 3,831+ views
    NAtional Expositor - 10th Amendement Center ^ | February 16, 2010 | Jeff Head
    In 2009 Montana and Tennessee passed state laws for the 2nd amendment nullifying Federal efforts. Now, Wyoming is on the verge of passing one with some teeth, and 21 other states are considering it. Come on Idaho and Texas and all you others. Time to step up to the plate and restore the Constitution! http://www.nationalexpositor.com/News/2215.htmlWyoming State Representative Allen Jaggi has introduced a Firearms Freedom Act (FFA) for the state its filed as House Bill 95 (HB95). While the FFAs title focuses on gun regulations, it has far more to do with the federal violations of the commerce clause. If...
  • Gun Control By Way Of Health Reform

    10/26/2009 9:53:26 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 7 replies · 992+ views
    investors.com ^ | 10/26/2009 | Staff
    Gun Rights: A decade after Congress forbade the CDC from studying the health consequences of gun ownership, the National Institutes of Health has started funding such research. Will reform pry the guns from our cold, sick hands? More than a decade ago Congress, seeing it as a backdoor assault on the 2nd Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms, voted to cut funding for firearms research by the Centers for Disease Control. Such research was viewed as one-sided and based on flawed assumptions that all gun use was bad, even that which saved lives and deterred crime. --...
  • Gun Control By Way Of Health Reform

    10/22/2009 5:56:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies · 3,617+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 22, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS Staff
    Gun Rights: A decade after Congress forbade the CDC from studying the health consequences of gun ownership, the National Institutes of Health has started funding such research. Will reform pry the guns from our cold, sick hands? More than a decade ago Congress, seeing it as a backdoor assault on the 2nd Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms, voted to cut funding for firearms research by the Centers for Disease Control. Such research was viewed as one-sided and based on flawed assumptions that all gun use was bad, even that which saved lives and deterred crime. The...
  • High Court Targets Chicago's Gun Ban

    10/02/2009 5:59:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 2,517+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 2, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY
    Gun Control: The Supreme Court agrees to decide if the Second Amendment applies to all of us, or just Washington, D.C. Why would the Founders put in the Bill of Rights something applying only to a federal enclave? In a 5-4 decision last year written by Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court overturned a draconian District of Columbia gun ban enacted 32 years ago that barred private ownership of handguns at all. Scalia wrote that an individual's right to bear arms is supported by "the historical narrative" both before and after the Second Amendment was adopted. The court ruled that...
  • Sotomayor Guns For 2nd Amendment (CORRECTED)

    06/05/2009 5:14:41 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 26 replies · 2,745+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 4, 2009 | Editorial
    (Corrected) Gun Control: In a case headed for the Supreme Court, a three-judge panel rules Chicago's gun ban constitutional since the 2nd Amendment doesn't apply to states and cities. High court nominee Sonia Sotomayor concurs.Those Pennsylvania townsfolk bitterly clinging to their guns may have been premature in celebrating the decision in D.C. v. Heller that the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does indeed guarantee an individual right to keep and bear arms.
  • Gun Regulation, the Police Power, and the Right to Keep Arms in Early America

    05/24/2007 5:58:26 AM PDT · by RKV · 67 replies · 1,601+ views
    History Cooperative ^ | !print 2007 | Robert Churchill
    On April 19, 1775, the town of Concord, Massachusetts was the scene of an interesting confrontation. After the militia of Concord and the surrounding towns had driven the British back from the North Bridge, some of the militiamen began to disperse. The wife of Nathan Barrett, captain of one of Concord's militia companies, spotted one of her husband's men skedaddling home. She went out of her house to confront him, and when he explained that he was feeling ill, she responded that he must not take his gun with him. When he replied simply, "Yes, I shall," she exclaimed, "No,...
  • Mom Fights Back Against Burglar (WI)

    02/11/2006 8:43:26 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 50 replies · 1,513+ views
    WISN - Milwaukee ^ | February 9, 2006 | Staff
    MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee mother woke up Thursday morning to find an intruder in her house, but she was more than equipped to defend herself, her children and her little brother. The man went through a window into the woman's house. Her first instinct, she told 12 News, on hearing the breaking glass downstairs at the front door was to call 911, which she did. However, with her young son and teenage brother downstairs, she decided she couldn't wait and had to take things into her own hands. At 6 a.m., she was awakened by the sound of broken glass,...
  • Ohioans For Concealed Carry Endorse Ken Blackwell

    01/30/2006 2:41:13 PM PST · by RockinRight · 14 replies · 419+ views
    Blackwell for Governor ^ | 1/30/06 | Jeff Garvas
    Contact: Jeff Garvas of Ohioans For Concealed Carry, 216-496-3928 or jeff@ofcc.net CLEVELAND, Jan. 30 -- "Ken Blackwell, a Life Member of the NRA, has been a strong, consistent supporter of the rights of gun owners," said Jeff Garvas, president of Ohioans For Concealed Carry (OFCC). "As Governor, we believe he will be instrumental in furthering concealed carry reform in Ohio." OFCC Vice-President and OFCC-PAC Chairman Bryan Torok added, "It is past time to end Governor Taft's roadblocks to freedom that have for too long thwarted the will of the Ohio Legislature and the grassroots supporters who worked on this issue."...
  • Canoe and a gun get duo to safety (escape from NO)

    09/02/2005 1:38:24 PM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 58 replies · 2,192+ views
    BostonHerald.com ^ | September 2, 2005 | Stephen DeFerrari as told to Jessica Fargen
    Stephen DeFerrari, a Dedham native whose sister-in-law lives in Hanover, and his wife, Pam, escaped from their New Orleans home yesterday, brandishing a shotgun, in a canoe with their seven cats. Stephen spoke to the Herald last night after they arrived at a Baton Rouge hotel.
  • Man shot in self defense in court

    08/21/2005 1:29:51 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 11 replies · 775+ views
    KGET-TV17 (California) ^ | 8/19/05 | n/a
    Man shot in self defense in court Posted 08/19/05 BAKERSFIELD - A man who was shot in the thigh Wednesday by a homeowner made his first court appearance Friday in a wheelchair. Jonathan Heade pleaded not guilty to charges of cruelty to animals, assault with a deadly weapons other than a firearm, and possession of PCP. Investigators said a Bakersfield couple found Heade standing in their yard, beating their dogs with a belt. The wife confronted the man and told him to leave, but the man refused and then attacked her husband. Thats when police said the woman fired two...
  • Hold my beer and watch this!!!

    01/03/2005 11:09:50 AM PST · by Lokibob · 152 replies · 6,657+ views
    email | 3 Jan 05 | unknown
    My wife, Gretchen, is fond of saying that my last words on this earth will be something akin to, "hey y'all, hold my beer and watch this!" Well, I have outdone myself once again. No doubt you will see this true story chronicled in a LifeTime movie in the near future. Here goes. Last weekend I spied something at Larry's Pistol and Pawn that tickled my fancy. (Note: Keep in mind that my "fancy" is easily tickled). I bought something really cool for Gretchen. The occasion was our 14th anniversary and I was looking for a little something extra for...
  • KeepAndBearArms.com Under New Management

    09/06/2004 8:23:29 PM PDT · by TERMINATTOR · 2 replies · 486+ views
    SAF and CCRKBA Set to Lead KABA to Brighter Future FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 1, 2004 Contact: Second Amendment FoundationAlan Gottlieb(425) 454-7012 info@saf.org Angel Shamaya(828) 684-1281Director@KeepAndBearArms.com KeepAndBearArms.com (KABA) has undergone a transfer of power and leadership. Launched in April of 2000, KABA has become a daily source for news and information about gun rights, gun control and gun-related activism. Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) have purchased the website, domain name and related assets associated with the website. SAF and CCRKBA combined have over a million members and contributors...
  • Info Needed -- How do I find out if state is pro- Second Amendment or anti- Second Amendment?

    05/15/2004 3:46:08 PM PDT · by EvaClement · 12 replies · 236+ views
    Self | 5/15/04 | Self
    FReeper advice sought. Hubby and I are "empty nest" types, and we need information on which states are pro-gun and which are anti-gun. We may eventually relocate, and this info will help us decide where to start looking. Thanks. E.C.
  • Upstate NY resident shoots intruder

    01/04/2004 5:40:26 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 44 replies · 776+ views
    Fingerlakes Times ^ | Sunday, January 04, 2004 | By DENISE M. CHAMPAGNE
    CLIFTON SPRINGS An intruder was shot in the face early Saturday as he tried to enter a village residence. Ontario County sheriffs deputies received a 911 call at 2:19 a.m. reporting a burglary in progress at a home on King Road. Deputies said the homeowners were awakened by the sound of broken glass and saw someone outside with a flashlight. While the couple was waiting for deputies to arrive, the intruder tried to lift a rear window to get into the house. Thats when the husband retrieved a .22-caliber rifle from his bedroom and fired three rounds through the...
  • State getting a grip on smart guns - NJIT works on weapon that fires only after recognizing owner

    10/27/2003 10:59:49 AM PST · by yonif · 43 replies · 355+ views
    Star-Ledger ^ | Monday, October 27, 2003 | STEVE TWOMEY
    <p>It rests -- Italian, gray, unloaded -- in the right palm of Michael Recce, although the professor is such an un-gun guy he can't remember what the weapon is, even if it is the sun of his solar system. It's a gun; enough said.</p>
  • Freeper Travis McGee's (Matthew Bracken) ENEMIES FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC now available on Amazon

    10/05/2003 6:31:25 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 100 replies · 391+ views
    EFAD Amazon Site ^ | October 5, 2003 | Jeff Head
    Matthew Bracken's (Freeper Travis McGee) Novel: Has just become available on Amazon! This is great news for Matt. GO MATT GO! Enemies Foreign & Domestic is as compelling a fictional novel about liberty and the 2nd amendment as you will ever read. It is packed with real life issues right off today's headlines and the political camps on both sides of the issue. It is also just a good, old-fashioned barnstorming novel that you can't put down. IMHO, in his first at bat, Matthew Bracken has hit one out of the park.
  • Exercising the Right, to KEEP and BEAR Arms

    09/10/2003 10:45:33 AM PDT · by Coleus · 32 replies · 11,812+ views
    Vol. 19, No. 19September 22, 2003Table of Contents More on Gun Control Exercising the Rightby Robert W. Lee"... the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."Fighting BackShortly before 5:30 a.m. on June 16th, Stephen Heller was chatting with a young woman who had arrived moments earlier at his home in Sanger, Texas, when two masked men dressed in black and wearing gloves suddenly barged into the residence. At least one was armed.The intruders apparently intended to rob Heller, but the homeowner resisted fiercely. He was able to stab one with a knife he...

    11/20/2001 5:26:52 AM PST · by genefromjersey · 54 replies · 3,350+ views
    11/20/01 | vanity
    Want to buy a gun in New Jersey ?? It's way too easy, according to the Anti-Gun lobbyists ! All you need is: 1. Application,completely filled out. 2. Two (2) References. 3. Mental Health Form signed. 4. Copy of Driver's License. 5. One (1) State Fingerprint Card. 6. One (1) FBI Fingerprint Card. 7. $ 49.00 Money Order, payable to: NJ State Police- SBI. 8. $ 5.00 Cash for ID Card. 9. $ 2.00 Cash for each Handgun Purchase Permit. If you can pass official scrutiny, you will be issued a Firearms Purchaser's ID Card-which must be presented to ...
  • Gun distributor sues teacher's widow for legal fees

    07/28/2003 9:54:19 AM PDT · by Pern · 83 replies · 238+ views
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | July 26, 2003 | Associated Press
    <p>WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A gun distributor that won a lawsuit brought by the widow of slain Lake Worth teacher Barry Grunow wants her to pay its legal fees but won't go after her personal assets.</p> <p>The Valor Corp. is suing Pam Grunow as a representative of her husband's estate, the gun dealer's attorney Tom Warner said Friday. The company says it is entitled to recover legal costs because Grunow lost her lawsuit accusing the Broward County company of being responsible for her husband's death.</p>
  • CATO Attorneys to NRA: Butt Out!

    05/07/2003 4:54:52 AM PDT · by YoungKentuckyConservative · 80 replies · 529+ views
    Keep And Bear Arms ^ | 5/5/03 | Angel Shamaya
    CATO Attorneys to NRA: Butt Out! NRA Counsel Charged with Professional Misconduct & Damage to Case by Angel Shamaya May 5, 2003 KeepAndBearArms.com -- On the 17th of April, 2003, the National Rifle Association's attorneys -- Stephen Halbrook and Richard Gardiner -- tried to bull their way into the CATO Institute's Second Amendment lawsuit. NRA filed a MOTION TO CONSOLIDATE in attempt to force unwanted consolidation of CATO's case (Parker v. District of Columbia) with the NRA's later, grossly inferior case (Seegars v. Ashcroft). CATO attorneys Alan Gura and Robert Levy appear more than a little upset about the NRA's...