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  • Calls for Gun Control in Wake of Fast and Furious Ignore Current Law

    02/02/2012 11:08:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 2+ views
    Heritage ^ | 2/2/12 | Lachlan Markay
    Attorney General Eric Holder used his testimony before a House committee on Thursday to tout the supposed need for new gun control laws to prevent “gun walking,” or the transportation of firearms across the Southern border. But he – and members of the committee – ignored existing laws that already accomplish Holder’s ostensible goals. “That is why we need a stronger gun trafficking law,” Holder said in response to questions about recourse against officials who signed off on the gun walking tactic. The tactic was integral to Operation Fast and Furious, which allowed the transportation of roughly 2,500 firearms into...
  • Remember that behind every call for arms confiscation lies the deadly threat -- "We will take your

    01/25/2012 9:45:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 1/25/12 | Dutchman6
    The execution of citizens of the town of Bochnia by the Germans during the occupation of Poland, 18 December 1939. Fifty-six people were executed that day in an exercise of "government monopoly of violence." Three Death Penalties for Prohibited Arms Possession. A special German court in Zamość [near Krakow] sentenced to death 19 year-old Franciszek Pokrywka of Powieki, 27 year-old Iwan Zilnyk and 35 year-old Paweł Huzar, both of Ułazów, for prohibited possession of firearms as well as for violating the duty to report possession of firearms. Pokrywka had an automatic pistol with six cartridges and, despite the universally-known order...
  • News Archives Prove Gun Control Laws Will Fail

    01/20/2012 7:35:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    familysecuritymatters.org ^ | 20 January, 2012 | Peter Gadiel
    The scheme known as Fast and Furious is, for the moment, out of the headlines. It is to be hoped that this will change, since U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered with one of the thousands of weapons that Attorney General Holder and others conspired to allow Mexican drug cartels to purchase in Arizona in violation of U.S. law. Since various Administration officials have lengthy records of extremist anti-Second Amendment activism it's no surprise that, as CBS News revealed, they utilized Fast and Furious to mobilize public opinion in support of harsher gunlaws . Some members of the...
  • Obama to Congress: I’ll decide what’s constitutional

    01/11/2012 12:04:59 AM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller. ^ | 01/05/2012 | Chris Cox
    Election season is here, and you might think President Obama would be going out of his way to show voters that he can be trusted with the powers of the presidency. But you would be wrong. Just a few days before Christmas, Obama served notice to all Americans that he will continue to abuse executive privilege by seeking new ways to vilify gun owners and further his anti-gun agenda. Congress placed a provision in the $1 trillion omnibus spending bill for 2012 designed to bar the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from using any of its $30.7 billion taxpayer funds...
  • Behavior by Department of Justice Officials May Lead to Impeachment

    12/09/2011 6:35:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    It was a very uncomfortable Thursday for Attorney General Eric Holder on Capitol Hill as he testified before the House Judiciary Committee about Operation Fast and Furious. If it wasn’t clear that Fast and Furious was implemented as a way to push more gun control measures without the consent of Congress, it’s crystal clear now. Continued stonewalling from the Justice Department had Rep. James Sensenbrenner talking about impeachment Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee Democrat John Conyers called for the enforcement of new gun control measures pushed through the Justice Department in July without the approval of Congress, requiring...
  • Holder: No apology for ‘Fast and Furious’ death of border patrol agent

    11/08/2011 9:52:47 AM PST · by martosko · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/08/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    During a Tuesday Senate hearing, Attorney General Eric Holder refused to apologize to the family of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, who was murdered last December with a gun “walked” to Mexico as part of Operation Fast and Furious.. Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn asked Holder if he has apologized to Terry’s family for what happened to him because of the DOJ’s controversial program. Holder replied that he hasn’t. “I have not apologized to them, but I certainly regret what happened,” Holder said. Cornyn followed up, asking if Holder has “even talked to them.” “I have not,” Holder replied.
  • Holder to call for tighter gun control in Fast & Furious testimony tomorrow

    11/07/2011 7:14:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/7/11 | Allahpundit
    Why not? We pay for having a terrible federal government every day. Why should this be any different just because it involves lost rights instead of lost money? Seriously, though, having Obama’s AG mumble about more gun regulation in front of a mic will accomplish two things. One: It’s bound to worry all sorts of swing-state gun owners in Pennsylvania and Ohio once word of his testimony gets around, which is all to the good for election day next year. Two: The more gun owners perk up about Holder’s testimony, the more public interest there’s bound to be in Fast...
  • Obfuscation: Dems Push Gun Control To Hide ‘Gunwalker’ Scandal

    07/16/2011 8:51:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 16, 2011 | Bob Owens
    They choose a pivotal moment in the Gunwalker investigation to announce a gun-control bill.A handful of Democratic lawmakers in Congress and a fish cop held a press conference Friday to announce a new gun control proposal, the “Stop Gun Trafficking and Strengthen Law Enforcement Act.” The proposed law has no chance of passing, and seems orchestrated as a Democratic response meant to draw attention away from the still-developing “Gunwalker” scandal: U.S. Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) will join other members and a...
  • Obama Adminstration to Implement More Gun Control Without Congress

    07/10/2011 2:41:44 PM PDT · by marktwain · 51 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8 July, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    Another day, another power grab around Congress from the Obama administration. Great news! The Obama administration plans to implement gun control measures "gun safety measures," through the Justice Department without Congress. Spokesman Jay Carney said that the new steps would be made public "in the near future." He didn't offer details, but people involved in talks at the Justice Department to craft the new measures said they expected to see something in the next several weeks. Whatever is proposed is not expected to involve legislation or take on major issues, like banning assault weapons, but could include executive action to...
  • Obama expected to take 'executive action' on 'gun safety'

    07/08/2011 5:20:10 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 94 replies
    GOPUSA.com ^ | July 8, 2011 | Erica Werne
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Six months after Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot, the White House is preparing to propose some new steps on gun safety, though they're likely to fall short of the bold measures activists would like to see. Spokesman Jay Carney said that the new steps would be made public "in the near future." He didn't offer details, but people involved in talks at the Justice Department to craft the new measures said they expected to see something in the next several weeks. Whatever is proposed is not expected to involve legislation or take on major issues, like banning...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Fast and Furious Government Operation is Attack On The 2nd Amendment.

    07/07/2011 11:42:32 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 70 replies
    Rush finally on this... Rush: Fast and Furious this was an attack on the second amendment, to get the American people so angry, they would call/support more gun control.
  • The Assault Weapons Ban: How Silly Was It? (Part One)

    07/06/2011 12:45:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 6, 2011 | Bob Owens
    With the Obama admin and a Washington Post editorial calling for its reinstatement — amidst a tie-in to the Gunwalker scandal — it's worth revisiting the boneheaded law. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, February 26, 2009: As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons. The fabled “assault weapons ban.”Few laws ever passed have been as idolized — and misunderstood — as Title XI of the Federal Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act...
  • GUN REGISTRATION IS GUN CONFISCATION (old but good)

    10/16/2010 10:36:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    The Prospector ^ | 27 December, 2000 | Dean Weingarten
    The holy grail of the anti self defense and anti rights special interest groups is gun registration. This is because once your gun is required to be registered, it is in effect, already confiscated. Only a little thought will reveal to you why this is so. The Government will know who has legal possession of each firearm. They will know where the firearm is stored. When physical possession of the gun is desired, they can order you to turn it in. This has happened repeatedly. The historical examples include NAZI Germany, Soviet Russia, Red China, and Cambodia. Recent examples include...
  • The Insidious Semantics of ‘Gun Control’

    07/03/2011 11:43:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 1 July, 2011 | Kirby Ferris
    Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- “Gun Control” advocates fall into only two categories: the Liars and the Ignorant. There is no third category. The Liars invent the lies. The Ignorant believe the lies and repeat them. Truly fervent “gun control” advocates are quite often mentally ill. Their most common clinical symptoms, projection and denial, are barely below the surface. Because they often entertain a warped contempt of other human beings, they don’t trust themselves with guns, so they would prohibit firearms to all. They also entertain a primitive superstition about an inanimate object: “Guns are bad! Guns kill people!” Read what a...
  • U.N. Agreement Should Have All Gun Owners Up In Arms

    06/15/2011 12:42:05 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 78 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | Jun. 7 2011 - 2:04 pm | Larry Bell
    It may not come as surprising news to many of you that the United Nations doesn’t approve of our Second Amendment. Not one bit. And they very much hope to do something about it with help from some powerful American friends. Under the guise of a proposed global “Small Arms Treaty” premised to fight “terrorism”, “insurgency” and “international crime syndicates” you can be quite certain that an even more insidious threat is being targeted – our Constitutional right for law-abiding citizens to own and bear arms. While the terms have yet to be made public, if passed by the U.N....
  • U.N. Agreement Should Have All Gun Owners Up In Arms

    <p>It may not come as surprising news to many of you that the United Nations doesn’t approve of our Second Amendment. Not one bit. And they very much hope to do something about it with help from some powerful American friends. Under the guise of a proposed global “Small Arms Treaty” premised to fight “terrorism”, “insurgency” and “international crime syndicates” you can be quite certain that an even more insidious threat is being targeted – our Constitutional right for law-abiding citizens to own and bear arms.</p>
  • Forcible citizen disarmament by fiat: When separation of powers gets in the way

    03/17/2011 4:18:43 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies · 1+ views
    St Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 16 March, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    It's good to be king, particularly if you are a president who wants to impose more infringements on that which shall not be infringed, and Congress is disinclined to play along. As President of the United States, that would be (or should be) a problem, because the separation of powers built into the structure of our government splits power among the three branches of government (and no--not Sen. Schumer's "three branches of government"), but for a king who rules by decree, it's as easy as, "Stroke of the pen. Law of the Land. Kinda cool." According to the Huffington Post's...
  • Obama extends olive branch in gun control debate(barf alert)

    03/15/2011 6:43:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 14 March, 2011 | Peter Wallsten and Perry Bacon Jr.
    Obama used the op-ed to call for "instant, accurate, comprehensive and consistent system for background checks" and better record-keeping to "stop the wrong people from getting their hands on a gun."
  • N.R.A. Declines to Meet With Obama on Gun Policy

    03/15/2011 4:36:58 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 77 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 15, 2011 | JACKIE CALMES
    More than two months after the Tucson shootings, the administration is calling together both the gun lobby and gun safety groups to find common ground. But President Obama has no plans to take the lead in proposing further gun control legislation, aides say, and the nation’s major gun rights group is snubbing the invitation. On Tuesday, officials at the Justice Department will meet with gun control advocates in the first of what will be a series of meetings over the next two weeks with people on different sides of the issue, including law enforcement, retailers and manufacturers, to seek agreement...
  • Soros advises Obama to use forceful measures to override the will of the people

    11/17/2010 9:22:40 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 67 replies
    Red, White, and Blue News ^ | 11-17-10 | Ed Lasky
    George Soros funds the Center for American Progress, which has been characterized as Barack Obama’s Ideas Factory. John Podesta, its head, led the transition team when Barack Obama became President. The Center has also become a hiring hall for the Obama team, filling its positions with former employees (among these was controversial Van Jones — who now is back at the Center). Apparently, George Soros and his Center are upset that the American people placed a roadblock in their plans when we rose up and painted the nation red. The Center now is providing a blueprint of ways Barack Obama...
  • Come and Take it

    10/02/2010 8:01:49 AM PDT · by Rightly Biased · 10 replies · 1+ views
    TAMU ^ | Oct 2 | Son's Of the Colony of Dewitt Texas
    Battle of GonzalesOctober 1835The "Lexington-Concord" of Texas  Centralista Dictatorship. Through the summer of 1835, DeWitt Colonists, the majority who were loyal Federalist Mexican citizens, followed closely with increasing alarm the assumption of dictatorial powers by Santa Anna, the annulment of the liberal Constitution of 1824, dissolution of the legislature of Coahuila y Texas and, particularly, reports of his brutal tyranny, rape and pillaging of any one who opposed. The news of how the dictator rewarded troops with two days of rape and looting of the citizenry of Zacatecas for their resistance was particularly frightening to those with developed homesteads...
  • “Firearms in Commerce: Assessing the Need for Reform in the Federal Regulatory Process”

    09/08/2010 10:36:41 AM PDT · by weldAllday · 1 replies
    judiciary.senate.gov ^ | 9--8-10 | us senate
    NOTICE OF COMMITTEE HEARING The Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing entitled "Firearms in Commerce: Assessing the Need for Reform in the Federal Regulatory Process" for Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. By order of the Chairman.
  • Is This All the "Left's" Got in Attacking Republican Allen West?

    08/16/2010 1:09:05 PM PDT · by Jacvin · 2 replies
    The Sun Sentinel ^ | 8/16/2010 | Jack Furnari
    Attacking Allen West, a conservative Republican candidate running against liberal incumbent Ron Klein in Florida congressional District 22, has become something of a rite of passage for bloggers and editorial writers of the local left. The attacks are relatively meaningless and probably help West more than they hurt him. What the far left despises
  • Obama Can Take Your Guns with UN Treaty

    05/29/2010 1:58:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies · 1,845+ views
    The Dallas Blog ^ | May 28, 2010 | Tom McGregor
    Gun owners are protected under the auspices of the Second Ammendment of the United States Constitution, but their rights are not protected when President Barack Obama becomes a signatory of a United Nations' treaty on global gun-control restrictions. The Obama administration announced this week its support for the UN Small Arms Treay. This international agreement poses as a grave danger for freedom for both in the United States and around the globe by making it more strenuous - if not outright illegal - for law-abiding U.S. citizens to keep and bear arms. According to the Washington Times, "the U.N. claims...
  • Inside Militia, Hate Groups in Minnesota...(Oh, fer...)

    03/29/2010 8:17:11 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 7 replies · 582+ views
    myfoxtwincities.com ^ | 3/29/10 | myfoxtwincities.com
    FBI agents arrested nine members of a Christian militia group based in Michigan, who were suspected of plotting to kill a police officer. These groups are everywhere. But a Homeland Security Intelligence report last month said extremist "chatter" is on the rise, which is the biggest increase since before the Oklahoma City bombing. In Minnesota, so-called militia and hate groups are a mixed bag. Investigators say the group called, Hutaree, hoped their spree of violence starting next month would lead to an uprising against the entire U.S. government. The group's website says they are preparing to battle the coming antichrist....
  • Bill O’Reilly On Citizens Maintaining Second Amendment Rights During States Of Emergency

    02/22/2010 8:58:30 AM PST · by neverdem · 121 replies · 3,211+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | February 19, 2010 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Bill O’Reilly On Citizens Maintaining Second Amendment Rights During States Of Emergency: “That’s a pretty extreme position.”   Friday, February 19, 2010   As we have often reported, in the wake of the illegal gun confiscations in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, NRA focused its attention on legislation to amend existing emergency-powers statutes to guarantee that local authorities never again attempt the confiscation of lawfully owned firearms during states of emergency.As you know, following Hurricane Katrina, many New Orleans residents legally armed themselves to protect their lives and property from civil disorder....
  • Proposed Legislation Could Ban All Ammunition in Vermont!

    01/29/2010 7:12:33 AM PST · by neverdem · 58 replies · 1,821+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | January 28, 2010 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Proposed Legislation Could Ban All Ammunition in Vermont!   Thursday, January 28, 2010   Please Contact Your State Legislators Today!The House Fish, Wildlife & Water Resources Committee  is currently considering legislation (H. 484) which could potentially ban the sale and use of virtually all ammunition in Vermont. The bill would require the Secretary of Natural Resources to set up a program to identify and ban the distribution of certain toxic chemicals.  During questioning before the House committee regarding the potential impact of H. 484, Department of Environmental Conservation Deputy Commissioner Justin Johnson said that it was...
  • Obama can’t take our guns, so he’s got his UN and international stooges trying: we can’t let them

    01/23/2010 11:42:53 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 104 replies · 2,743+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | January 23, 2010 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Stealthy but well funded United Nations maneuvers to strip American citizens of their legal right to keep and bear arms are well underway. The UN agenda is to push countries to adopt a universally binding treaty that would supersede our U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment. A very important video by NRA investigative reporter Ginny Simone explaining this threat has been removed from youtube, but you can still access it at www.ammonland.com or on the NRA web site. Simone takes viewers to the London headquarters of IANSA-International Action Network for Small Arms- a global network to stop “proliferation and misuse of small...
  • Bush aide urges weapons ban to slow Mexican drug war

    11/18/2009 8:52:45 AM PST · by AuntB · 34 replies · 1,675+ views
    Wa Times ^ | Nov. 17, 2009 | Jerry Seper
    <p>The former head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection called Monday for the U.S. to reinstitute the ban on assault weapons and take other measures to rein in the war between Mexico and its drug cartels, saying the violence has the potential to bring down legitimate rule in that country.</p>
  • Holder dials back his commitment to pushing ban on assault weapons

    11/16/2009 11:39:38 AM PST · by yoe · 39 replies · 1,744+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 11, 2009 | Sam Youngman
    Attorney General Eric Holder is retreating on his commitment to pursue a controversial gun-control measure. Holder’s statements, recently delivered to senators in writing, clearly indicate the Obama administration is in no rush to reinstate the assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004. In response to written questions from Senate Judiciary Committee members, Holder adopted a much different tone on the ban than he did in February, when he said, “As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the...
  • Obama's New Bill Of Rights

    11/10/2009 1:19:05 PM PST · by myfreepress · 53 replies · 1,904+ views
    MyFreePress ^ | 11/10/2009 | MoralsMan
    On Wednesday the Obama administration took its first major step in a plan to ban all firearms in the United States. The Obama administration intends to force gun control and a complete ban on all weapons for US citizens through the signing of international treaties with foreign nations. By signing international treaties on gun control, the Obama administration can use the US State Department to bypass the normal legislative process in Congress. Once the US Government signs these international treaties, all US citizens will be subject to those gun laws created by foreign governments. These are laws that have been...
  • Firearms rights activists are now 'insurrectionists' say anti-gunners

    06/28/2009 4:52:46 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 109 replies · 3,274+ views
    examiner.com ^ | June 24, 2009 | Dave Workman
        Timing is everything, and a new book from Joshua Horwitz and Casey Anderson ties in well with recent “reports” from the Department of Homeland Security on “rightwing extremists” and the one from the Missouri Information Analysis Center on the “modern militia movement.”    Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and Anderson, a Washington, D.C. attorney, call their book Guns, Democracy and the Insurrectionist Idea. So, in addition to being demonized as “rightwing extremists” and militia whackos, now gun rights activists – people who stand in defense of their fundamental civil right to keep and...
  • Obama: 'I have not backed off' on assault weapons ban

    04/17/2009 6:53:50 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 80 replies · 2,584+ views
    The Hill ^ | April 16 | Sam Youngman
    Obama, joined by Mexican President Felipe Calderon at a press conference in Mexico City, said he and Calderon discussed the ban "extensively" during their meeting earlier in the day. Mexican officials have said in recent days that they would like to see the ban reinstated, noting that more than 90 percent of guns recovered in Mexico come from the U.S. The White House was quick to blunt comments Attorney General Eric Holder made earlier this year supportive of pursuing a reinstatement, but Obama said Thursday that he has not changed his position. "I have not backed off at all from...
  • Gun & Ammunition Spike (CNBC!? Ed Rendel, Assault Weapons Ban Must Be Reinstated ALERT! VIDEO)

    04/17/2009 6:00:06 AM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 26 replies · 1,201+ views
    http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=1095874655&play=1 ^ | 4/17/2009 | Gov. Ed Rendell on CNBC
    Interview of Gov. Ed Rendel saying civilians only need revolvers and have no use for "assault weapons". He is also stating there is no slippery slope. He is also demanding the banning of high capacity clips.
  • Big Brother's new target: Tracking of all firearms

    01/14/2009 5:48:28 AM PST · by Joiseydude · 107 replies · 4,575+ views
    WND ^ | January 13, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., is hoping to pass a firearm-licensing bill that will significantly rewrite gun-ownership laws in America. Among the more controversial provisions of the bill are requirements that all handgun owners submit to the federal government a photo, thumb print and mental heath records. Further, the bill would order the attorney general to establish a database of every handgun sale, transfer and owner's address in America. The bill claims its purpose is "to protect the pubic against the unreasonable risk of injury and death associated with the unrecorded sale or transfer of firearms to criminals and youth."
  • DNR to hunters: Hand over your guns on demand

    01/10/2009 10:36:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 180 replies · 22,331+ views
    Lakeland Times ^ | 9 January, 2009 | Richard Moore
    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has a simple, blunt message for hunters in Wisconsin: When a DNR warden asks you to give up your legal firearm, do so, plain and simple, no matter what. What's more, that goes for all citizens, the agency has asserted. Citizens with firearms, the DNR argues, should always do exactly what law enforcement officers tell them to do, regardless of the circumstances of the situation. To which one former hunter education instructor for the department has an equally simple and blunt response: The agency's directive is unconstitutional, plain and simple, and citizens don't have...
  • Report hike in gun and ammunition sales

    10/27/2008 10:33:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies · 1,754+ views
    United Press International ^ | October 27, 2008
    Experts say U.S. economic conditions and the presidential election are partly responsible for an increase in the sale of guns and ammunition this year. Data supplied by federal and state government show sales of firearms up 8 to 10 percent in 2008, continuing a trend that began in 2006, The Washington Post reported Monday. The newspaper said interviews with dozens of gun dealers and buyers in Virginia and Maryland indicate the hike in sales appears to be driven predominantly by concerns about the election and the economy. "Generally, we know that hard economic times always result in firearm sales," James...
  • Barack Obama`s 10 Point Plan to "Change" The Second Amendment

    07/31/2008 4:41:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 95 replies · 1,019+ views
    NRA ILA ^ | 28 July, 2008 | Wayne LaPierre
    For the Brady Campaign, Violence Policy Center, Dianne Feinstein, Chuck Schumer, U.N. gun-ban extremist Rebecca Peters and her globalist billionaire sugar-daddy George Soros, for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his horde of big-city politicians—in fact, for all those individuals and organizations who would harm or destroy our Second Amendment rights—Barack Obama’s mantra of “change” means their agenda will be harnessed to the total power of an aggressive, activist and radical federal government. “Change” means gun owners will be under siege like never before. Especially for NRA members who fought through the never-ending threats of the Clinton-Gore administration, the...
  • The Second Amendment is an Anachronism in Need of Repeal

    11/30/2007 6:31:14 AM PST · by rface · 357 replies · 327+ views
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | November 30, 2007 | Crimson Staff
    Written in an age in which minutemen rose to dress and fight at a moment’s notice, the Second Amendment was no doubt motivated by a young nation’s concern for its own safety and stability. But now, when the United States is protected by the most powerful security forces on the globe, the Second Amendment is neither relevant nor useful. Rather, it has become an impediment to vital public policy, and it should be repealed and replaced with nuanced federal legislation. Despite the controversy surrounding the Second Amendment, arguments about its relevancy have not surfaced in the Supreme Court since 1939,...
  • Scouts' firing range irks residents

    07/08/2007 11:04:40 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 76 replies · 2,967+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | July 7, 2007 | Ivan Moreno
    Scouts' firing range irks residents Neighbors say clay shooting events disruptive By Ivan Moreno, Rocky Mountain News July 7, 2007 ELBERT - Neighbors say the Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch is anything but that. The realization came after an explosion of shotgun blasts from the camp in May, when Boy Scouts held a two-day clay shooting fundraiser. "It sounded like Hamas had a training camp next door," said Elbert County Sheriff William Frangis, who fielded numerous calls from people who live near the ranch. The Scouts say no one complained to them. Although the camp has had a shooting range for...
  • "No Guns" Founder Pleads Not Guilty To Gun Charges (Liberal Hypocrisy Alert!)

    06/22/2007 2:35:04 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies · 1,412+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 22, 2007 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
    No Guns founder pleads not guilty to gun charges From Times Staff and Wire Reports June 22, 2007 The founder of an antiviolence group called No Guns pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal weapons charges. Hector "Big Weasel" Marroquin is accused of selling an assault rifle, a machine gun, two pistols and two silencers to undercover federal agents last fall. He could face up to 50 years in prison if convicted. Marroquin, 51, of Downey, is a onetime member of the 18th Street gang who founded No Guns in 1996. No Guns received $1.5 million from the city as a...
  • (On This Day In History) June 22, 1876: General Santa Anna Dies In Mexico City

    06/22/2007 7:59:42 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies · 794+ views
    History.com ^ | June 22, 2007 | History.com
    (On This Day In History) June 22, 1876: General Santa Anna Dies In Mexico City Embittered and impoverished, the once mighty Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna dies in Mexico City. Born in 1792 at Jalapa, Vera Cruz, Mexico, Santa Anna was the son of middle-class parents. As a teen, he won a commission in the Spanish army and might have been expected to live out an unspectacular career as a middle-level army officer. However, the young Santa Anna quickly distinguished himself as a capable fighter and leader, and after 1821, he gained national prominence in the successful Mexican war for...
  • The History Of Gun Control, Part 2 (How The 1968 Gun Control Act Transformed The NRA Alert)

    06/13/2007 10:35:21 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 48 replies · 941+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 06/14/2007 | Sandy Froman
    Until Lyndon Johnson came to the White House in 1962 following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, gun control was simply not a national issue. There were no significant federal gun control laws on the books, and the NRA was a shooter's organization that intentionally shied away from any political involvement. All of that changed with the 1968 assassinations of Sen. Robert Kennedy and civil rights leader Martin Luther King. In the civil unrest that followed, the media found a new whipping boy – America's gun owners. The media blitz against gun rights was unprecedented and became the driving...
  • Repeal Second Amendment, Analyst Advises

    06/12/2007 4:23:30 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 177 replies · 4,315+ views
    Repeal Second Amendment, Analyst Advises By Nathan Burchfiel CNSNews.com Staff Writer June 12, 2007 (CNSNews.com) - The Second Amendment guarantees the right of an individual to own guns and for that reason should be repealed, according to a legal affairs analyst who opposes gun ownership. "The Second Amendment is one of the clearest statements of right in the Constitution," Benjamin Wittes, a guest scholar at the center-left Brookings Institution, acknowledged in a discussion Monday. "We've had decades of sort of intellectual gymnastics to try to make those words not mean what they say." Wittes, who said he has "no particular...
  • Confiscation of Registered Guns Begins in Illinois

    04/27/2007 7:25:59 AM PDT · by bad company · 178 replies · 7,223+ views
    The Chicago Police Department and the Illinois State Police have teamed up to make good on Mayor Daley's pledge that, if it were up to him, nobody would have a gun. Daley and his elite "CAGE" unit are apparently taking advantage of gun privacy loopholes to pinpoint certain individuals for inclusion in the confiscation program. The ISRA is following up on leads in one case that has disturbing implications. An elderly first-generation Chicago resident was recently paid a visit by an Illinois State Police trooper. After asking to come inside the man's home, the trooper asked if the man owned...
  • The disarming of America (mega-barf, fascism is here)

    04/27/2007 3:47:48 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 193 replies · 4,661+ views
    The Toledo Blade ^ | 4-95-07 | Dan Simpson
    Now, how would one disarm the American population? First of all, federal or state laws would need to make it a crime punishable by a $1,000 fine and one year in prison per weapon to possess a firearm...... The disarmament process would begin after the initial three-month amnesty...... Special squads of police would be formed and trained to carry out the work. Then, on a random basis to permit no advance warning, city blocks and stretches of suburban and rural areas would be cordoned off and searches carried out in every business, dwelling, and empty building. All firearms would be...
  • The Shot Heard Around The Country (My title) At Baseless Gun Control Efforts

    04/26/2007 8:59:09 AM PDT · by girlangler · 17 replies · 2,053+ views
    The Outdoor Wire ^ | 4/26/07 | Jim Shepherd
    Pike County is renowned for some of the best whitetail and wild turkey hunting in Illinois. That deserved reputation has turned hunting into a significant revenue source for the county and its residents. A threat to that revenue may cause Pittsfield, the county seat, to someday be known as the spot where a quiet groundswell of protest against the growing proliferation of firearms restrictions finally erupted into grassroots action. On Tuesday evening the Pike County Board citing the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, passed a resolution saying no to any state legislation limiting the right to...
  • SO LET'S BAN ALL THE GUNS..... (Vanity)

    04/17/2007 8:39:29 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 73 replies · 1,750+ views
    4/17.2007 | By Lazamataz
    Okay, the antigunners win. I give. Let's ban all the guns, okay? So what is the result of this legislative action? Firearms are VERY widely available in America (one estimate in 2003 is 200,000,000). So now, in our thought experiment, let us simply declare guns illegal. We can estimate that a good 50% of them will be turned in. That leaves 100,000,000 guns still circulating -- with all the ammunition that they can eat. (Chipper voice) Alrighty then! So now, all civilians who are law abiding will no longer carry firearms or be very reluctant to use them to defend...
  • Second Amendment subject to REASONABLE RESTRICTIONS - Giuliani

    03/12/2007 10:10:00 PM PDT · by anonsquared · 178 replies · 1,952+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 12, 2007 | Brit Hume video
    Everyone needs to see the video clip of Giuliani that Brit Hume aired today. Go to http://www.foxnews.com/specialreport/ and scroll down to Race for 08 and click on the picture of Rudy to pull up the video player. Then you'll have to click on the video called Rallying for Rudy. It starts with Vitter endorsing him but keep watching for Rudy. Asked if he would veto any bill impinging the 2nd amendment - he refused to say without first seeing the legislation. Then the money quote... "THERE'S A RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS. THAT IS A PERSONAL RIGHT. THERE CAN BE REASONABLE...
  • Frank Miller's film "300" trailer and great historical analysis of parallels with war on terror

    12/09/2006 12:50:01 PM PST · by Names Ash Housewares · 10 replies · 857+ views
    The clash of east and west is truly ancient. The lastest trailer for "300" is must see! http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/300.html