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  • Sign the PETITION on the White House Website on BEHALF of Gun Owners

    12/19/2012 12:51:28 PM PST · by ExSoldier · 27 replies
    GUNS AMERICA | 12/19/12 | email alert
    Please sign this petition at: WHITE HOUSEHi Everyone, Good news! It looks like we will hit the 25,000 signatures needed on our Whitehouse.gov petition that will require President Obama or his staff to answer. Bad news! The anti-gun petition is being fueled by the mainstream media and is up over 160,000 signatures. It is a record for the petition system since it began. The second place petition is also anti-gun and currently has over 30,000 signatures. ~snip~
  • Classmate: Adam Lanza Had Webpage Dedicated to Satan

    12/19/2012 12:51:14 PM PST · by Mozilla · 44 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/19/12 | Jim Holt
    Murderer: Adam Lanza, killed himself after murdering more than two dozen others, including 20 school children. (Daily Mail) According to a former classmate of Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook School shooter, had a webpage dedicated to Satan. The Daily Mail reported: The Sandy Hook gunman worshiped the devil and had an online page dedicated to Satan, a former classmate revealed, as his childhood barber recalls Adam Lanza never spoke and would stare at the floor every time he had his hair cut. Lanza’s worshiping page had the word ‘Devil’ written in red, Gothic-style letters against a black background, Trevor L....
  • O'Malley: Expect new gun restrictions to be proposed in Md.

    12/19/2012 12:49:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 18, 2012 | Rachel Baye
    Maryland lawmakers likely will consider several bills aimed at tightening restrictions on gun sales and ownership as a result of Friday's school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Gov. Martin O'Malley told reporters Tuesday. "And the likelihood is that there will be a bill from this administration," he added, though he said he was not sure what the specifics will be. Among the measures legislators probably will consider are bans on the sale of assault weapons and accompanying large magazines, ways to make sure that people suffering from mental illnesses do not have access to firearms, and improvements to safety policies at...
  • NRA official: Obama wants to outlaw guns in 2nd term (DTD FEB 10, 2012!!)

    12/19/2012 12:48:45 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2012 | Sean Lengell
    A top official with the National Rifle Association said Friday that President Obama will move to "destroy" gun rights and "erase" the Second Amendment if he is re-elected in November. While delivering one of the liveliest and best-received speeches at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said the president's low-key approach to gun rights during his first term was "a "conspiracy to ensure re-election by lulling gun owners to sleep." "All that first term, lip service to gun owners is just part of a massive Obama conspiracy to deceive voters and hide his...
  • ‘Stunning developments’ in Reese case as father, son are led shackled in court

    12/19/2012 12:48:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 December, 2012 | David Codrea
    What started as a motion to release a former New Mexico gun dealer and his son from jail until their sentencing date for federal gun form convictions will turn into a request for a new trial, a source close to the case and courtroom observer of yesterday’s hearing in the United States District Court in Las Cruces, N.M., has informed Gun Rights Examiner. Another report, filed today by consistently informed and reliable chroniclers of the case, documents due process violations via information withheld from the defense, and reveals a key government witness against the family is himself under investigation. Rick...
  • Let's confront mental health crisis and save lives

    12/19/2012 12:46:29 PM PST · by Jean S · 9 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 12/18/12 | Meg Kissinger
    I wish you could listen to my voice mail and read the emails I receive about stories I've written over the past 30 years on people with severe mental illness. If you could, I'm sure you would agree: We do an awful job of identifying people who are dangerous and getting help for them. The massacre last Friday of 27 people in Connecticut, including 20 first-graders, exposes that in the most heartbreaking way. It's one of our nation's greatest shames. You can hear the panic in the voices of the people who call me to say they are trying to...
  • President Obama Calls for Assault Weapons and High Cap Mag Bans, Background Checks for Private Sales

    12/19/2012 12:43:25 PM PST · by Mozilla · 37 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 12/19/12 | Robert Farago
    At a press conference this afternoon, President Obama called for an assault weapons ban (AWB), limits on ammunition magazine capacity and background checks for all private firearms sales. He urged Congress to “hold votes on these measures next year.” “I believe that the Second Amendment guarantees a right to an individual right to bear arms,” the President assured Americans. But, he insisted, the majority of law-abiding gun owners agree that it’s a good idea to remove the public’s access to “weapons of war.” The President assured Americans that the new, VP-led task force’s “concrete proposals” won’t be long in coming...
  • Ryan Backs Plan B (Paul Ryan supports the cave, as usual)

    12/19/2012 12:42:40 PM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 16 replies
    Here’s the latest from Conor Sweeney, Ryan’s spokesman: “Chairman Ryan will continue to work to protect as many Americans as possible from tax hikes. Chairman Ryan believes that Speaker Boehner’s ‘Plan B’ meets that criteria.”
  • Study: Texas leads nation in unconventional oil and gas jobs

    12/19/2012 12:41:47 PM PST · by thackney · 2 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | December 19, 2012 | Harry R. Weber
    Texas accounts for almost half the nearly 1.3 million industry jobs associated with unconventional oil and gas production in the 16 producing states this year, according to a new study. Some 576,000 Texans were in jobs linked to unconventional oil and gas in 2012, and that is expected to rise to almost 930,000 by the end of the decade, the IHS Global Insight study released Wednesday says. Oil shales, oil sands, gas-to-liquids and coal-to-liquids are examples of unconventional oil and gas resources. The resources are often extracted using techniques other than traditional ones like wells. There are big economic impacts...
  • UT pastor keeps potential burglar at bay with gun

    12/19/2012 12:40:50 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    heraldextra.com ^ | 19 December, 2012 | NA
    An Orem pastor who held an intoxicated man at bay with a gun says the man is welcome to get help at his church anytime. Robert Brooks says he woke up Friday to the sound of someone banging on the doors of Victory Baptist Church. Brooks lives in the basement of the building with his wife and children. Brooks says he could tell the man outside was drunk, so he announced he had a gun and pointed its laser sights at him until police arrived.
  • California could edge out Texas in oil production

    12/19/2012 12:31:54 PM PST · by thackney · 16 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | December 19, 2012 | Loren Steffy
    It may be the biggest insult since salsa made in New York City. Texas, long the nation’s oil capital, could get upstaged by California. That’s right, California. Enron’s prey-ground. Cap-and-trade fantasyland. Home of fossil-fuel-hating, electric-car-driving, green-dreamers. Last week, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management sold 15 leases for about 18,000 acres in California’s Monterey Shale, which stretches 200 miles south from San Francisco. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates the shale formation could hold 15.4 billion barrels of oil, which would be double the combined reserves of the Bakken formation in North Dakota and the Eagle Ford shale of South...
  • Joe Manchin: ‘I’m so proud of the NRA’

    12/19/2012 12:24:21 PM PST · by apillar · 19 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 12/19/2012 | Kevin Robillard
    West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, who suggested earlier in the week that the time had come for some gun control restrictions, said on Wednesday that he’s “not supporting a ban on anything” and he repeatedly defended and praised the NRA. “I’m not supporting a ban on anything. I’m supporting a conversation on everything,” Manchin
  • A Modest Proposal to End a Root Cause of Gun Violence (vanity)

    12/19/2012 12:10:35 PM PST · by null and void · 35 replies
    Vanity | 12/19/12 | null and void
    In light of the attention recent events have focused on gun violence and the current approaching "Financial Cliff" I propose a partial solution to both issues. Whereas the Federal government is financially deep in the red, and Whereas Congress is incapable of trimming even the most minuscule amount of spending, and Whereas raising taxes on this side of the Laffer Curve reduces revenue, and Whereas medical care mandates (ObamaCare) are a major contributor to budget woes, and Whereas violent crime in general, and gun violence related injuries in particular are perceived as a major contributor to rising medical costs, and...
  • Speaker Boehner: "Mr. President, It's Plan B or Be Responsible For the Largest Tax Hike In History"

    12/19/2012 12:08:21 PM PST · by Perdogg · 97 replies
    A very strong statement from Speaker Boehner: "Tomorrow the House will pass legislation to make permanent tax relief for nearly every American -- 99.81% of the American people. Then the President will have a decision to make. He can call on the Senate Democrats to pass that bill or he can be responsible for the largest tax increase in American history."
  • Working with the NRA

    12/19/2012 12:06:01 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 19, 2012 | Frank Miniter
    Instead of demonizing gun owners, the government should help them promote safety. As a gun owner I am frustrated that some positive ideas for helping stop mass murders are being left out of the conversation. As we again search for ways to prevent the deranged from slaughtering people in malls, schools, and churches, we find we have had this debate before. It’s like watching a shouting match between partisans on a cable show. One side wants more gun control. The other side points out that more guns mean less crime. One wants a new “assault-weapons” ban. The other points out...
  • Time to Give Up or Time to Fight On?

    12/19/2012 12:04:26 PM PST · by PapaNew · 10 replies
    Imprimis a publication of Hillsdale College ^ | December 2012 | Larry P. Arnn
    Adapted from an interview by Hugh Hewitt conducted on the day after the election, November 7, 2012. [T]oo few prominent conservatives are skillful at explaining the problem of the modern bureaucratic state. This form of government proceeds by rules, and rules upon rules, and compliance with those rules becomes a key activity of the entire nation. That results in bureaucracy, and in the inefficiencies of bureaucracy. Constitutional government, on the other hand, proceeds by clearly stated laws. Not grasping this is an important failure of conservative statesmen today. During the first presidential debate, Mitt Romney...said that business and prosperity require...
  • Senator Lieberman's Farewell Letter

    12/19/2012 11:50:05 AM PST · by matt04 · 43 replies
    Email
    At the end of this year, I will retire from the United States Senate. As my twenty-four years in Congress draw to a close, I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your Senator. This has been an extraordinary privilege. During my career, I have always been inspired by the strength shown by people through even our darkest days; and this past Friday, December 14th, was certainly one of the darkest in Connecticut’s history. But even in the wake of the terrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we remain as united by our resolve...
  • VA-ALERT: VCDL GOING ON OFFENSIVE / VCDL MEETING IN NOVA ON THURSDAY

    12/19/2012 11:37:10 AM PST · by Cheeks · 21 replies
    vcdl.org ^ | 12-19-12 | VCDL
    VCDL IS PREPARING FOR ALL OUT CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT OUR RIGHTS AND TO PROTECT SCHOOLS VCDL's thoughts & prayers are with the families, friends, and all who were affected by the atrocity committed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School by a criminal monster on Friday. Words cannot adequately express our deepest sympathy to the victims and the revulsion we feel for the vile act of a lunatic. Although some gun organizations have dropped off the radar screen, VCDL has been active and on the offensive - from newspapers to television, from local news to national shows. From the Washington Post...
  • Malala Yousafzai is the Real Person of the Year 2012

    12/19/2012 11:33:26 AM PST · by Marcus · 8 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | December 19, 2012 | Mark R. Whittington
    While President Barack Obama has been named the 2012 Time Magazine Person of the Year, a far more deserving person for that honor is a young woman named Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani who the Taliban tried to murder.
  • Chris Krumm's letter (Casper College Bow shooter)

    12/19/2012 11:27:30 AM PST · by rwh · 12 replies
    Casper CollegeTribune ^ | 12/19/2012 | Star Tribune Staff
    Due to the Freedom of Information Act the police department is releasing the details of letters found at both Hawthorne and Casper College. The letters are identical in content and lead to insight into Chris Krumm's state of mind...... End Tired of Having Asperger Syndrome; America Should Look to China You should not have allowed my father to breed because he was genetically predispositioned toward having Asperger's Syndrome and put me at greatly increased risk for having it [and in fact I do]. How could you hold his right to breed over my right not be born?..... The Chinese have...