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  • AP Poll: Support grows among Americans for stricter gun laws

    07/23/2016 1:54:38 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 47 replies
    AP ^ | 23 July 2016 | By LISA MARIE PANE and RYAN J. FOLEY
    Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also are pessimistic that change will happen anytime soon, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
  • Obama will only impose martial law if it looks like Trump will win

    07/13/2016 9:03:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 108 replies
    CANADA Free Press ^ | 07/13/16 | JUDI McLeod
    Government of the day continues to stoke the fires of racial division, even after the deaths of five police officers in Dallas None should hold their breath waiting for President Barack Hussein Obama to impose martial law as a means of suspending upcoming presidential electionsóat least not yet. If Obama does impose martial law it will be a sure sign that Donald Trump has a good chance of winning the presidency. Until then, Obamaís holding martial law as his ace in the hole.
  • Physician Groups Representing 426,000 Doctors: Gun Violence MUST STOP

    07/02/2016 5:07:54 PM PDT · by freeandfreezing · 126 replies
    Our organizations and many others have called on Congress to provide the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with funding for research into the causes and prevention of gun violence. In addition, we published a joint editorial on gun violence in the Annals of Internal Medicine. These unspeakable acts highlight gun violence as a grim and increasing public health epidemic that kills approximately 91 Americans every day. THIS MUST STOP.
  • Democrats plan 'day of action' to keep spotlight on guns

    06/26/2016 2:53:46 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 25 June 2016 | Mike Lillis
    The House has left Washington for its July Fourth recess, but Democrats have no intention of relenting in their push for tougher gun laws.
  • Powerful video released from the NRA (Must See!)

    06/18/2016 11:46:55 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 35 replies
    Great video! Send to your email lists.
  • Obama Cites Communist China As The Goal For American Gun Control [VIDEO]

    01/05/2016 5:28:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/5/16 | Steve Guest
    President Barack Obama used communist China, which has very strict gun ownership laws, as an illustration for the benefits of enhanced gun control on a populace. Speaking at the White House on Tuesday, Obama acknowledged, ‚ÄúWe know we can‚Äôt stop every act of violence, every act of evil in the world. But maybe we can try to stop one act of evil, one act of violence.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúSome of you may recall at the same time that Sandy Hook happened, a disturbed person in China took a knife and tried to kill, with a knife a bunch of children in China....
  • Niccolo Machiavelli: Advice on Disarming

    01/05/2016 7:43:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Niccolo Machiavelli is what some have called the first modern analyst of political power.† Some have called him the founder of modern political science.† Others have compared him to the Devil, as he showed the moral underbelly of political power.† He is widely honored on the left as showing how to use power to stay in power.† Most of the people who know of Machiavelli know him from his most famous work "The Prince".† "The Prince" is essentially a short course on how to get and keep political power.† At the time it was written, it was a rather...
  • Mol√īn Lab√©! ‚ÄėTalk‚Äô of Gun Confiscation reference

    01/05/2016 7:40:04 AM PST · by Torcert · 52 replies
    Reference | 1/5/2016
    It used to be that the gun grabbers desperately attempted to keep a thin veneer of plausible deniability on their ultimate goal of Confiscation. After all, you can‚Äôt very well sucker people into the government controlling their private property with Intergalactic Background Checks and registration if it‚Äôs known that those are but a pretext for confiscation later on. But now out of frustration at the lack of ‚Äėprogress‚Äô in destroying out rights they have dropped the mask and are now calling for full on repeal of the second amendment, gun bans and outright confiscation. To be sure they still try...
  • CNN to host Obama town hall on guns in America

    01/03/2016 7:26:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    cnn ^ | 1/3/16 | Eugene Scott
    Washington -- President Barack Obama will join CNN¬īs Anderson Cooper Thursday for an exclusive one-hour live town hall on gun control.Obama will sit down with Cooper at 8 p.m. ET for the event, titled "Guns in America." The event¬īs timing coincides with the fifth anniversary, next Friday, of the shooting of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, in a rampage that left six dead and 13 others wounded. In addition to discussing gun issues with Cooper, Obama will also take questions from the audience on the issue.
  • Texas governor challenges Obama to 'come and take' the Lone Star state's guns

    01/03/2016 1:34:00 AM PST · by Windflier · 168 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 3 January 2016 | Kelly McLaughlin
    Texas Gov Greg Abbott criticized President Barack Obama's plan to move ahead with possible executive actions on guns in a tweet in which he told the Commander-in-Chief to 'come & take' the state's guns. Obama said in his weekly radio address that he is looking for ways to keep guns out of the hands of 'a dangerous few' without depending on Congress to pass a law on the fraught subject of gun control. He plans to meet his attorney general, Loretta Lynch, on Monday to see what executive actions might be possible. Steps to strengthen background checks could come this...
  • Atlanta mayor signs letter pushing for smart guns for police

    12/21/2015 5:01:51 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    ATLANTA- A local group is pushing for law enforcement officers across the country to be equipped with smart gun technologies.
  • Democrats propose federal gun buyback

    12/18/2015 8:13:03 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 71 replies
    Gun owners would be paid to sell their firearms to the federal government under new legislation from Democrats. The Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act, which was reintroduced this week by Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-N.J.), is the latest attempt by Democrats to address gun violence. The bill has 22 co-sponsors. "Although no one piece of legislation will eliminate all gun violence, this bill will get guns off the streets and keep them out of the hands of people who wish to cause harm,‚ÄĚ Payne said. "If we can get one gun off the street, if we can save one life,...
  • Obama chambers executive orders on gun control

    12/11/2015 6:42:29 AM PST · by rktman · 44 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 12/11/2015 | Douglas Ernst
    ".......What the gun grabbers are really after are transactions between private individuals trading or selling their personal property."
  • Senate votes down gun control as White House plans executive action to expand background checks

    12/03/2015 5:16:16 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
    White House officials are seeking a way to use executive authority to close the so-called gun show loophole that allows thousands of people to buy firearms each year without a background check, but complicated legal issues have slowed the process.
  • Gun Sales, Concealed Permit Applications Surge After Paris Attacks

    11/18/2015 2:13:04 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 51 replies
    In the days since the heinous terror attacks in Paris took 130 innocent lives and wounded hundreds more, Americans have flooded into gun stores to purchase new guns and sign up for concealed carry permit classes in their respective states. And those buying guns include many who have never owned a gun before.
  • Obama says gun control to be top issue of final year

    11/17/2015 8:54:31 AM PST · by rktman · 94 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 11/17/2015 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama hopes to make gun control the top issue of his final year in office, saying Americans aren‚Äôt more violent than other people but they ‚Äúhave more deadly weapons to act out their rage.‚ÄĚ In an interview published Tuesday in GQ magazine, Mr. Obama said easy access to guns is ‚Äúthe only variable‚ÄĚ between the U.S. and other developed countries. ‚ÄúThe main thing that I‚Äôve been trying to communicate over the last several of these horrific episodes is that, contrary to popular belief, Americans are not more violent than people in other developed countries,‚ÄĚ Mr. Obama said. ‚ÄúBut they...
  • Representative Lisa Subeck Circulates Bill Banning Semiautomatic Weapons

    11/05/2015 8:37:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Office of Rep. Lisa Subeck ^ | November 4, 2015
    MADISON ‚ÄďToday, Representative Subeck (D-Madison), along with Representatives Terese Berceau, Melissa Sargent and Chris Taylor, circulated an Assembly bill that would ban the transportation, purchase, possession, or transfer of semiautomatic assault weapons in Wisconsin. ‚ÄúOur nation has watched as community after community has had to confront the tragedies that occur when weapons designed to kill large numbers of people quickly get into the hands of a dangerous person,‚ÄĚ said Representative Lisa Subeck. ‚ÄúNo Wisconsin community should ever have to face such a tragedy at the hands of someone armed with a semiautomatic assault weapon.‚ÄĚ Semiautomatic assault weapons are a class...
  • Record Gun Sales Surge Continue As Democrats Push Confiscation

    11/05/2015 8:22:11 AM PST · by Torcert · 31 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | November 5, 2015 | Bob Owens
    The radicals on the left wing of the Democrat Party continue to be the best friend of firearms manufacturers, importers and dealers, and their stated desire for gun confiscation has driven sales through the roof yet again. The Federal Bureau of Investigation processed a record number of background checks in the month of October, indicating that gun sales were at an all time high for the sixth month in a row. [..] Gun rights activists have pointed to Democrats' calls for new gun control measures as one reason why gun sales have increased. Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton has said that...
  • Gun Tweet of the Day: White House Thinks There Are Too Many Guns In America

    Well they would say that, wouldnít†they, what with the Presidentís post-Umpqau pronouncement that itís more-than-OK to politicize the shooting. A statement he made before the bodies were even cold. Or the facts of the crime revealed. Not to mention his attaboy to the UK and Australia for their ban Ďn confiscate approach to mass shootings. The pro-gun side has taken this Tweet as an ominous sign that the President will act to take away Americansí natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms . . .
  • Assault weapons ban before US Supreme Court

    The U.S. Supreme Court could announce as early as Tuesday whether it will hear a challenge to a suburban Chicago law banning firearms commonly known as assault weapons. If the court agrees to hear the case, it would cast a shadow over similar bans in seven states. But declining to take it up would boost efforts to impose such bans elsewhere, at a time of renewed interest in gun regulation after recent mass shootings. Gun rights advocates are challenging a 2013 law passed in Highland Park, Illinois, that bans the sale, purchase, or possession of semi-automatic weapons that can hold...
  • Who voted to give away your gun rights to the UN?

    10/09/2015 8:52:35 AM PDT · by dvan · 18 replies
    Patriot Outdoor News ^ | 10-9-2015 | unknown
    Meet the 46 U.S. Senators Guilty of Treason U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch just announced Americaís partnership with the United Nations to initiate a ďglobal police force.Ē Her efforts are consistent with other politicians who reject the Second Amendment, not to mention the first several articles of the U.S. Constitution. In April 2013 the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the first international treaty written to regulate a $60 billion global small arms trade. Only Iran, Syria, and North Korea opposed the treaty. In opposition to Obama and Kerry, the U.S. Senate voted 53-46 against the United Nations (U.N.) Arms Trade...
  • Dems ready sweeping new guns bill

    10/07/2015 5:49:27 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/07/15 | Burgess Everett and Seung Min Kim
    Senate Democrats will begin a campaign to combat gun violence on Thursday as party leaders prepare to unveil a sweeping package of legislation that builds on their failed 2013 attempt to require universal background checks for gun purchases, according to senators and aides. The goal is to have the entire caucus, minus perhaps one centrist Democrat, backing a legislative package aimed at preventing guns from ending up in the hands of the wrong people. In addition to background checks, Democrats are aiming to add new money for the Justice Departmentís existing background checks system that has recently faltered and include...
  • Obama Goes Beyond Mere Gun Control, Hints at Confiscation

    10/03/2015 6:58:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 144 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/03/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    When President Obama spoke in reaction to the heinous October 1 attack on Umpqua Community College, he went beyond his usual calls for more gun control and suggested instead that America consider following the path blazed by Australia and Great Britain. In the mid-1990s Australia and Great Britain both instituted what were virtually complete bans on firearm possession.Obama referenced the bans thus: We know that other countries, in response to one mass shooting, have been able to craft laws that almost eliminate mass shootings. †Friends of ours, allies of ours ó Great Britain, Australia, countries like ours. †So we know...
  • White House calls for tougher gun laws in wake of Oregon shooting

    10/01/2015 1:34:46 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10-1-15 | Jordan Fabian
    Passing tougher laws to help prevent gun violence remains a high priority for President Obama, the White House said Thursday after reports of a mass shooting resulting in multiple casualties. ďThe issue of sensible steps that can be taken to protect our communities from gun violence continues to be a top priority of this administration,Ē press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters. Up to 10 people were killed at shooting at a community college in Oregon, according to reports. Obama was briefed on the shooting by homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco and will receive updates throughout the day, according to a...
  • ďCome and Take ItĒ Banned from the Airwaves [2 VIDEOS]

    10/01/2015 10:04:15 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 23 replies
    constitution.com ^ | October 1, 2015 | Bethany Blankley
    A slightly more than one minute long commercial citing Texas history has been banned from the airwaves. ďCome and Take ItĒ by Steve Vaus and OurGuns.org, points to a time in history when people living in the town of Gonzales Texas refused to be disarmed. In 1835 the president of Mexico, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, appointed himself dictator and ordered the Mexican military to disarm Texans whenever possible. Included in his disarmament attempt was the recall of a cannon the Mexican government had given a few years before to the town of Gonzales. In response, Joseph Clements, a Gonzales...
  • An Open Rant Aimed at Those Who Would Repeal the Second Amendment

    08/28/2015 9:10:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 8/27/2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    We should be absolutely clear about what Delaney is arguing here: He is a) agreeing with Jefferson that ďlaws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind,Ē b) contending that ďprogressĒ suggests that the individual right to keep and bear arms is now counterproductive, and c) concluding that it is time therefore to make a ďchange in law and constitutionĒ ó in other words, to repeal the Second Amendment. This, it is true, is not a mainstream position on the American Left ó at least, it is not one that is argued openly. But...
  • Obama's next backdoor assault on 2nd Amendment (just to try to reduce legitimate gun ownership')

    08/27/2015 11:59:10 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    WND ^ | August 27, 2015 | Greg Corombos
    Secretary of State John Kerry Secretary of State John Kerry once again signed the United Nations Arms Treaty on Wednesday, a move that supporters say will help stop weapons from getting into the hands of criminals and terrorists worldwide but critics contend is is a backdoor assault on law-abiding gun owners. The treaty would require nations to conduct a detailed registration of all guns. The issue is dead on arrival in the U.S. Senate, but one of the leading experts on guns says even if the agreement is only ratified in other countries, it can still work to erode...
  • Obama Officials Heading to Mexico to Discuss International Gun Control Via UN Treaty

    08/23/2015 5:23:08 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 45 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | August 23, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    On August 24 officials from the Obama administration will be attending the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) conference in Mexico City. The ATT was signed by Secretary of State John Kerry on September 25, 2013 but never ratified by the US Senate. Nevertheless, Gun Owners of America reports that Obama officials will be in Mexico City for the conference. Breitbart News previously reported that the ATT is an international gun control treaty designed to be implemented apart from, or in spite of, the general framework of governance for countries that are signatories to it. Thus, while it will not do...
  • Obama: Guns a Greater Threat Than Terrorism

    07/28/2015 8:41:13 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 95 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 26, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    When Obama spoke to BBC last week he stressed his frustration over not being able to secure more gun control and suggested that the guns outweigh terrorism as a threat to Americansí safety. Obamaís exact words: ďIf you look at the number of Americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism, itís less than 100. If you look at the number that have been killed by gun violence, itís in the tens of thousands.Ē In the lead up to this statement, Obama mentioned ďmass killingsĒ with guns but did not mention mass killings or attempted mass killings in which those holding the...
  • Flouting The Law, Some New Yorkers Won't Register Guns (NPR)

    07/24/2015 5:21:22 PM PDT · by Drango · 38 replies
    NPR ^ | July 24th '15 | Joel Rose
    New York state has some of the toughest gun laws in the country. Compliance with those laws is another matter. New York passed a broad package of gun regulations after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., despite the objections of hunters and gun rights advocates. Now it appears that many gun owners are refusing to comply with a key provision that requires the registration of so-called assault weapons. "I think this law was so incredibly repressive that it drove people to the point now that they're basically saying we're not going to abide by any more laws," says Brian Olesen,...
  • Lawyer: Threat widens in federal gun grab (Who will be next?)

    07/21/2015 9:48:20 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 42 replies
    WND ^ | July 21, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    Vets targeted, then Social Security recipients, then those with student loans and ... It began with letters from the Veterans Administration informing returning veterans they were being declared incompetent and someone would be appointed to handle their financial affairs. The veterans then were told they, consequently, could no longer own weapons. Now the same plan is being considered for recipients of Social Security, the Los Angeles Times said. The paper said the Obama administration is pushing to ban Social Security beneficiaries from owning guns if they ďlack the mental capacity to manage their own affairs.Ē The report describes to the...
  • Attack on transmission tower behind massive blackout in Pakistan

    06/25/2015 1:30:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    pennenergy.com ^ | January 26, 2015
    ISLAMABAD (AP) ó The outages began early Sunday morning. Authorities gave no estimate for how many people the blackout affected, though electricity went out in nearly every major city in this country of 180 million people. A spokesman for the Ministry of Water and Power, Zafaryab Khan, said a militant attack on a transmission tower in the southwestern Baluchistan province cause the blackout. Khan said that caused a power surge that eventually affected wide swaths of the power distribution system.
  • Ted Cruz Tells Hillary Clinton To "Come And Take" His Guns At NRA Conference...

    04/11/2015 4:03:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Bustle ^ | April 11, 2015 | Melanie Schmitz
    The National Rifle Associationís annual leadership conference is always a treasure trove of GOP smack-talk and an all-out constitutional liturgy ó and if Friday nightís viral talking points are any indication, this yearís celebration ranks further right on the political spectrum than usual. Not that thatís surprising: it is the run-up year to a presidential election cycle, which means that the Republican machine was churning out even more harsh allegations than usual. Of course, one of the biggest showboats of the night was Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who told political opponent Hillary Clinton to ďcome and takeĒ away his guns,...
  • A modest proposal - how about we ban all civilian gun ownership?: Jamar Thrasher

    03/24/2015 8:46:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    pennlive.com ^ | 3/24/2015 | Jamar Thrasher
    When I was 15 I was almost murdered. That's what I was told by another teenager who rode his rusty BMX bike to the McDonald's in my Pittsburgh neighborhood to confront me. "I'm going to kill your black a**!" he screamed, wobbling his bike between his legs. I chuckled, as I often do when another black person calls me black, because, well, they're black as well.
  • Lawmaker pushes to make filing false Ďgun violence restraining orderí a felony

    02/10/2015 11:21:42 AM PST · by HammerT · 14 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 2/09/15 | Chris Eger
    With Californiaís unique new law in place that allows for gun confiscations from those thought at risk, a state lawmaker wants to make sure itís not abused. The law in question, which passed the state legislature as AB 1014 last year, provides a framework for the temporary seizure of guns from an individual at the request of their family or friends. It was implemented following an attack in Isla Vista, California, that gun control advocates advised could have been prevented under the new procedure, which allows firearms to be confiscated for up to a year if an order is granted....
  • Ted Nugent: Sarah Palin ĎPerfect Example Of What Founding Fathers Wanted'

    02/07/2015 4:31:40 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/6/15
    ďShe is my hero,Ē Nugent said of the former half-term Alaska governor. ďSarah Palin is the perfect example of what our Founding Fathers envisioned for an experiment in self-government.Ē http://radio.foxnews.com/2015/02/06/ted-nugent-sarah-palin-perfect-example-of-what-founding-fathers-wanted/
  • Think tank proposes Ďassault weapon permitsí in place of bans (Molon Labe!)

    09/14/2014 6:18:53 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 31 replies
    With the 20th anniversary of the original 1994 Assault Weapon Ban as perspective, a noted liberal think tank is suggesting a number of moves to replace the once-standard tactic. This comes as the Center for American Progress, referred to by Time as ďObamaís Idea Factory,Ē released a 28-page report Friday analyzing policy options for regulating firearms with the President Clinton-era federal Assault Weapons Ban now two decades in the rearview.
  • The Atlantic: Doctors Most Qualified to Decide Who's Fit to Carry a Gun

    06/30/2014 10:03:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | June 30, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 30 The Atlantic ran a column focused on treating firearms as "a public health crisis" and allowing physicians "to determine who is fit to carry a gun." According to The Atlantic, "all U.S. states allow citizens to carry certain concealed weapons in public for lawful purposes, with the exception of felons, persons proven to abuse controlled substances, individuals with a history of domestic violence, and those deemed mentally unstable or dangerous." Citing the caveat regarding "those deemed mentally unstable or dangerous," The Atlantic explains that "some states may... require" a physician to sign off on a concealed carry...
  • Gun nuts are terrorizing America: The watershed moment everyone missed

    06/23/2014 1:12:24 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 50 replies
    Salon ^ | June 23, 2014 | Rick Perlstein
    Here is a truth so fundamental that it should be self-evident: When legitimately constituted state authority stands down in the face of armed threats, the very foundation of the republic is in danger. And yet that is exactly what happened at Cliven Bundyís Nevada ranch this spring: An alleged criminal defeated the cops, because the forces of lawlessness came at them with guns ó then Bureau of Land Management officials further surrendered by removing the government markings from their vehicles to prevent violence against them. What should be judged a watershed in American history instead became a story about one...
  • Viewpoints: Gun violence restraining orders could save lives

    06/21/2014 11:39:45 AM PDT · by Mariner · 45 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | Published: Saturday, Jun. 21, 2014 - 12:00 am | By Nancy Skinner
    In the six years Iíve served in the Legislature, our nation has endured 31 mass shootings, five of which happened in California. As tragic as mass shootings are, they donít account for the nearly 3,000 Californians who die every year from gunfire related to street and domestic violence, or suicides. Following the tragedy at Sandy Hook, I had the opportunity to work with a wide-ranging group of academics, practitioners and advocates in the fields of mental health, public health and gun violence prevention. I was surprised by what I learned. First, I learned of leading public health data that attribute...
  • Stephen King: Hey, isnít it time for guns to be regulated like booze and tobacco?

    06/21/2014 9:38:01 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 180 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 6/21/2014 | Michelle Malkin
    From Michelle Malkin's Twitchy: Stephen King ‚úĒ @StephenKing Multiple gunshot wounds last night at Red Rocks. We regulator booze and tobacco; it's time to regulate firearms.
  • GABBY GIFFORDS: GUN CONTROL IS A WOMEN'S ISSUE

    06/16/2014 9:33:16 PM PDT · by kingattax · 45 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 16 Jun 2014 | by AWR HAWKINS
    On June 16 gun control activist Gabrielle Giffords said gun control is a women's issue and one on which women should "lead the way." Giffords was speaking to Hearst Corporation employees in Manhattan. According to New York Daily News, Giffords spoke of how "dangerous people with guns are a threat to women." She said, "Criminals with guns, stalkers with guns, abusers with guns... make gun violence a women's issue." Giffords stressed that women can lead the way "through common sense."
  • Protecting Women from Gun Violence

    06/16/2014 6:53:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    americanprogress.org ^ | 6/14/2014 | Unknown
    Levels of gun violence remain unacceptably high in this country, and judging from the daily toll of gun murders to the extraordinary acts of mass violence such as the one that occurred in Isla Vista just days ago, women are too often the targets of gun violence. Every day, five women are murdered with guns in the United States, a large percentage of whom are killed by their intimate partners.
  • If You Want To Ban Guns, Just Say So

    06/15/2014 2:48:51 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 11, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    While answering a few questions on Tumblr this week, President Obama informed participants that ďour levels of gun violence are off the charts.Ē He claimed that it was incomprehensible that congress hadnít reacted to overwhelming public opinion and passed legislation to expand gun background checks, adding that nations like Australia had long ago enacted sensible gun control laws to stop mass shootings:
  • Obama Suggests US Needs Ban On Semiautomatic, Automatic Weapons

    06/11/2014 9:59:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/10/2014 | Neil Munro
    ....Obama Tuesday suggested that the U.S. government should follow Australiaís example in dealing with shooting sprees, which involved strict gun bans on semiautomatic and automatic weapons. ďAustralia had a mass shooting [in 1996] similar to Columbine and Newtown, and just said, ĎThatís it, weíre not seeing that again,í and basically imposed very severe tough gun laws and they havenít had a mass shooting since,Ē Obama said, after he was asked for his reaction to recent shooting episodes in California and Oregon. Those laws included the confiscation of nearly all handguns and rifles.
  • Obama Tumblr Interview: Mass Shootings 'Have Become Run of the Mill,' 'Stunning' No Gun Cont

    06/11/2014 8:59:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/10/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 10 Obama took part in Q and A session hosted by Tumblr in which he said "mass shootings have become run of the mill" and the U.S. is "the only developed country... where this happens." Canada is "developed;" earlier on June 10 Breitbart News reported about a shooting in Moncton, New Brunswick, in which a gunman shot five Royal Canadian Mounted Police, killing three and leaving two in critical condition.
  • White House: Obama Looking to Act ĎAdministratively, Unilaterallyí on Guns

    06/10/2014 3:03:58 PM PDT · by mykroar · 98 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/10/14 | Fred Lucas
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Tuesday that President BarackObama is ďalwaysĒ looking for opportunities to act ďunilaterallyĒ again on guns, though he would prefer to work with Congress. ďThe presidentís goal is to look for opportunities to act administratively, unilaterally using his executive authority to try to make our communities safer,Ē Earnest said, responding to a question the day that a gunman opened fire at an Oregon high school, killing one student and injuring a teacher. ďWeíre always looking for those opportunities. But none of those opportunities when they present themselves is going to be an acceptable substitute for...
  • Obama Suggests US Needs Ban On Semiautomatic, Automatic Weapons

    06/10/2014 4:18:39 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 108 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6-10-2014 | Neil Munro
    resident Barack Obama Tuesday suggested that the U.S. government should follow Australiaís example in dealing with shooting sprees, which involved strict gun bans on semiautomatic and automatic weapons. ďAustralia had a mass shooting [in 1996] similar to Columbine and Newtown, and just said, ĎThatís it, weíre not seeing that again,í and basically imposed very severe tough gun laws and they havenít had a mass shooting since,Ē Obama said, after he was asked for his reaction to recent shooting episodes in California and Oregon. Those laws included the confiscation of nearly all handguns and rifles. ďWe can have respect for the...
  • BREAKING: Dianne Feinstein Introduces Federal Bill to Confiscate Guns

    06/07/2014 3:05:44 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 95 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 6-6-2014 | Nick Leghorn
    We all saw this one coming. Two weeks after Elliot Roger stabbed three people and shot three more, a trio of legislators from California (including Dianne Feinstein) have proposed a new federal law called ďThe Pause for Safety ActĒ which would allow anyone at any time to seek a ďfirearms restraining orderĒ against an individual to prevent them from purchasing any new firearms and also confiscate any firearms they may already own. From Barbara Boxerís website, here are the details we have at the moment: The new legislation Ė The Pause for Safety Act Ė will include the following provisions:...
  • DOJ accused of targeting gun industry with ĎChoke Pointí program

    06/02/2014 10:34:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 02, 2014 | Emily Miller
    The Obama administration, after failing to get gun control passed on Capitol Hill, has resorted to using its executive power to try to put some in the firearms industry out of business, House Republican investigators say. The assertion is included in a report recently released by California GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Citing internal Justice Department documents, the committee concluded that the administration used a program known as Operation Choke Point to target legal companies that it finds ďobjectionable.Ē The program was started in 2013 to protect consumers by ďchokingĒ alleged fraudstersí...