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  • Walter Williams: Constitutional Ignorance and Dereliction

    06/29/2015 2:35:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 1, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    The nation's demagogues and constitutionally ignorant are using the Charleston, South Carolina, AME church shooting to attack the Second Amendment's "right of the people to keep and bear Arms." A couple of years ago, President Barack Obama said, "I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations." That's a vision shared by many Americans, namely that the Constitution's framers gave us the Second Amendment to protect our rights to go deer and duck hunting, do a bit of skeet shooting, and protect ourselves against criminals. That this vision is so widely...
  • Alabama constitutional right to bear arms strengthened, by 72%-28% vote

    11/05/2014 9:04:26 AM PST · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | November 5, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    The provision had earlier read, ďthat every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the stateĒ; it will now read, (a) Every citizen has a fundamental right to bear arms in defense of himself or herself and the state. Any restriction on this right shall be subject to strict scrutiny. (b) No citizen shall be compelled by any international treaty or international law to take an action that prohibits, limits, or otherwise interferes with his or her fundamental right to keep and bear arms in defense of himself or herself and the state, if such...
  • Federal court in Idaho strikes down ban (Shortened Title)

    10/18/2014 4:02:18 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 16, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    From Morris v. Army Corps Engineers (D. Idaho Oct. 10, 2014): Plaintiffs challenge regulations promulgated by the Army Corp of Engineers that govern the possession of firearms on property administered by the Corps. Plaintiffs argue that the regulations violate their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. The regulations govern over 700 dams ó holding back more than 100 trillion gallons of water ó built by the Corps, and the surrounding recreation areas that serve over 300 million visitors annually. Adopted in 1973, the regulations were intended to provide for more effective management of the lake and reservoir projects....
  • Bonidy v. United States: The Second Amendment at the post office

    10/03/2014 9:35:11 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 11 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 2, 2014 | David Kopel
    Yesterday the Tenth Circuit heard oral arguments in Bonidy v. United States, which is an as-applied challenge to the U.S. Postal Service regulation which completely prohibits firearms on all postal property, including parking lots. Mr. Bonidy lives in Avon, Colorado, and has a concealed carry permit issued pursuant to Colorado law, following a fingerprint-based background check, safety training, and the County Sheriffís determination that he does not pose any threat to himself or others. The post office does not provide home delivery in Avon, so residents must go to the post office to pick up their mail from a box....
  • A rare Second Amendment exemption from federal ban on felons possessing guns

    09/29/2014 5:59:16 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 13 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | September 27, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    In D.C. v. Heller, the Supreme Court stated that (emphasis added, citations omitted, as usual), Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited. From Blackstone through the 19th-century cases, commentators and courts routinely explained that the right was not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose. For example, the majority of the 19th-century courts to consider the question held that prohibitions on carrying concealed weapons were lawful under the Second Amendment or state analogues. Although we do not undertake an exhaustive historical analysis today of...
  • With ISIS arrests, Australians wishing they had guns

    09/21/2014 8:39:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 72 replies ^ | 9/19/2014 | Nick Adams
    Never before have I felt so naked. Now more than ever, I wish I was armed. And Iím not alone. Any and all home-grown Islamic terrorism should be able, if need be, to be met by a well-armed civilian militia. The United Kingdom has had two beheadings of members of the public in the last two years, with neither police nor civilians able to prevent it. It has prohibitive gun laws. With news of the ISIS plot to randomly abduct members of the Australian public and behead them, Australian sentiment on guns is dramatically shifting. It appears Australians are finally...
  • When may a felon, who is generally barred from possessing a gun, get it to break up a fight?

    07/28/2014 3:46:08 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 24 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | July 23, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    From yesterdayís United States v. Cooney (8th Cir. July 22, 2014): As a convicted felon, [Larry] Cooney is prohibited from possessing firearms. In 2011, Cooney lived in a duplex with his fifty-year-old brother Warren Cooney (Warren) and his brotherís family. Warren had a long history of health problems, including two heart attacks. On October 27, 2011, Warren and nineteen-year-old Dwight Avance began to argue in the Cooney duplex. As the argument escalated and became physical, the two men took the fight outside, while Cooney remained within the residence. Once outside, Warren and Avance wrestled on muddy ground, near which several...
  • St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows: Patron of Handgunners

    02/27/2014 4:21:28 PM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 2/27/2014 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
    Today is the feast of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, Gabriel Possenti, according to the calendar of the Novus Ordo. In the older, traditional Missal we find that 28 February was given to him.†† His date is most properly 27 February since that is the day he died and was born into heaven in 1862.† I visited his shrine†beneath the great mountain Gran Sasso in Italy while I was in seminary.Little Francesco Possenti came from a large family, 13 children, in Spoleto and was baptized in the same baptismal font as St. Francis of Assisi.During a childhood illness...
  • The right to bear arms doesnít stop at the front door

    02/22/2014 8:10:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 21, 2014 | Eliyahu Federman
    Last week, in a 2-1 decision, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a restriction on carrying concealed handguns. The court held that carrying a handgun ďoutside the home for the lawful purpose of self-defense, though subject to traditional restrictions, constitutes Ďbear[ing] Armsí within the meaning of the Second Amendment.Ē The question of whether the Second Amendment right to bear arms extends to the public is contentious. The 7th Circuit agrees with the 9th Circuit that carrying a gun outside the home is protected by the Constitution, but other courts (the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Circuits) are unsettled on...
  • Tom Bauerle: ďAndrew Cuomo is a mentally ill, vindictive little man, and he employs cowards.Ē

    01/12/2014 9:06:21 AM PST · by mikrofon · 37 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | 1/12/2014 | City & Region
    Amherst police responded to a 911 call early Wednesday morning at the Williamsville home of WBEN talk show host Tom Bauerle, who told officers he was under surveillance by operatives of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, according to two law enforcement sources familiar with the situation. Two police sources, who did not want to be identified because Amherst officials have not released reports on the incident, said officers took a licensed, loaded, semi-automatic handgun from Bauerle when they encountered him in his backyard as he claimed a suspicious person was spying on him. The two sources also said the radio...
  • Civilians arm themselves against Mexican drug cartel

    11/09/2013 2:23:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Pittsburg Tribune ^ | November 8, 2013
    TEPALCATEPEC, Mexico ó For lime grower Hipolito Mora, it was time to organize and pick up arms when a packing company controlled by a brutal drug cartel refused to buy his fruit. For Bishop Miguel Patino Velazquez, it was seeing civilians forced to fight back with their own guns that made him speak out. For Leticia, a lime picker too afraid of retribution to give her last name, it was the day she saw a taxi driver kidnapped in front of his two young children that persuaded her to join those taking the law into their own hands. In Mexico,...
  • Record crowd at NRA event a boost for Houston conventions

    05/09/2013 1:20:58 PM PDT · by topher · 1 replies
    Last weekend's NRA event brought in the highest attendance yet for a three-day convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Numbers released today by the National Rifle Assocation show 86,228 attendees over the May 3-5 weekend, beating last year's St. Louis attendance. That convention brought in 73,740 NRA supporters.
  • Expanded Background Checks

    04/13/2013 8:31:26 PM PDT · by Pocono Shooting · 10 replies
    April 13, 2013 | Pocono Shooting
    Expanded background checks will be abused. First instance of abuse is where the background checks are used to create in illegal national gun registry. In Pennsylvania it is illegal to have a gun registry... yet one exists !!!! In PA the argument for the registry is that it is really not a registry because it is not 100 % complete, because it only includes new gun purchases. This violates the intent of the law. Illegal registries already exist out of the abuse of background checks. Govt breaks the law. They find tricks to get around the laws. Democrats have already...
  • Hey Piers, Don't let the door catch your Bum!

    12/31/2012 6:50:02 PM PST · by Noremac · 8 replies
    Blasted ^ | 12/31/2012 | Richard Cameron
    I’m somewhat ambivalent about Piers Morgan. Not much, but a little bit. He is a person with a generally higher level of intellect than a great deal of his contemporaries in television journalism and I’ve enjoyed his interviews much more than the guy he replaced, Larry King, who always looked like he was an eyeblink away from nodding off altogether. Of course, saying that his intellect exceeds that of the rest of the talking heads, may be damning him with faint praise because that is a fraternity of empty suits (think Bob Costas). It’s more accurate to say that he...
  • Pravda : 'Americans never give up your guns'

    12/31/2012 3:51:31 PM PST · by virgil283 · 43 replies ^ | 28.12.2012 | Stanislav Mishin
    "These days, there are few few things to admire about the socialist, bankrupt and culturally degenerating USA, but at least so far, one thing remains: the right to bare arms and use deadly force to defend oneís self and possessions......who themselves grew up and came from the same culture? No it is about power and a total power over the people. There is a lot of desire to bad mouth the Tsar, particularly by the Communists, who claim he was a tyrant, and yet under him we were armed and under the progressives disarmed. Do not be fooled by a...
  • Revealed: Connecticut school gunman's 'survivalist' mother was obsessed with guns[...]

    12/16/2012 9:40:41 AM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 105 replies
    The mother of Newtown school massacre gunman Adam Lanza was a survivalist who was stockpiling food because she thought the world economy was on the verge of collapse. Nancy Lanza began hoarding such items because she feared that the financial crisis was going to bring about the end of civilized society. She reportedly became 'obsessed' with guns and taught Adam how to shoot, but on Friday he turned on her and blasted the woman to death while she laid in her own bed. Law enforcement sources told the Hartford Courant that she had not gotten up - and could have...

    06/24/2012 8:36:12 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 15 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | June 24, 2012
    VIDEO: In an era where cowardly companies are caving into the vile communist minority, it's wonderful to see Denny's run this ad promoting America's greatness and constitutional principles, especially the "Right to Bear Arms," guaranteed in the Second Amendment.
  • Denny's "Greatness" Commercial: WOW!

    06/20/2012 8:42:43 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 89 replies
    Denny's ^ | 2012 | Ad Agency/Denny's Marketing Dept.
    Please click here and watch this short, amazing commercial.I saw it tonight while watching Spike TV and could hardly believe my eyes and ears: a national corporation (and direct seller to the public) shows NO FEAR in support of the Second Amendment.Three huzzahs! to Denny's for the guts not to care if they lose gun-grabber's business.
  • Michigan House Votes Overwhelmingly to Repeal Permit to-Purchase and Registration(June 13,2012)

    06/13/2012 3:29:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 74 replies ^ | 13 June, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Today, the Michigan House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to repeal the state handgun ďpermit-to-purchaseĒ and registration requirements. House Bill 5225 passed in the state House by a 74 to 36 vote. HB 5225 would repeal the bureaucratic state ďpermit-to-purchaseĒ handguns and instead utilize the FBIís National Instant Criminal Background Check System. House Bill 5498 and House Bill 5499 also passed in the state House along with HB 5225. These three bills now go to the state Senate where they will be assigned to the appropriate committees. HB 5225, sponsored by state Representative Paul Opsommer (R-93), which became obsolete when the...
  • Blind N.J. Man Gets Guns Back Years After Police Took Them Away

    05/12/2012 11:26:34 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    CBS New York ^ | May 12, 2012 | CBS New York
    Blind N.J. Man Gets Guns Back Years After Police Took Them Away Judge Rules Steven Hopler's Disability Can't Take Away Right To Bear Arms ROCKAWAY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A blind New Jersey man is declaring victory in a legal battle over his gun collection. The state confiscated his weapons citing safety, but now a judge’s order — citing the right to bear arms — means he will get them back. Steven Hopler of Rockaway knows a lot about guns. The 49-year-old has been handling them since childhood, and practices regularly at a local gun range. His aim is incredible, especially...
  • ATF: Gun Ownership is a Privilege, Not a Right

    07/26/2011 5:08:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 62 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 25 July, 2011 | Robert Farago
    The ATFís website has an FAQ section. First up: ďI want information on relief of federal firearm disability? (I am a felon but want to own a firearm, how do I get my privilege restored?)Ē According to, a ďprivilegeĒ is ďa right, immunity or benefit enjoyed only by a person beyond the advantages of most: the privileges of the very rich.Ē It behooves the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to remember that all Americans have the RIGHT to bear arms. And once again, I state my firmly held conviction that ANY American who has paid his or...
  • Emanuel police chief blasts NRA, Palin on 'government-sponsored racism' (Chicago)

    06/23/2011 5:38:09 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 35 replies
    Polutico ^ | Thursday June 23, 2011 | Ben Smith
    Chicago Police Chief Garry McCarthy told parishoners at Saint Sabina Church earlier this month that the easy availability of guns in the United States is the extension of a tradition of "government-sponsored racism" that began with slavery and Jim Crow. McCarthy -ó like many urban police officials an advocate of strict gun control -- was speaking at a liberal, activist church whose priest, Father Michael Pfleger, drew national attention for mocking Hillary Clinton in 2008. "This is sensitive. You know, because everybodyís afraid of race. Have you noticed that? Everybodyís afraid of race," McCarthy, a former New York and Newark...
  • Farmer menaced with death threats by gang of travellers dials 999

    04/26/2011 11:40:04 PM PDT · by UncleHambone · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 26, 2011 | Andrew Levy
    Having confronted travellers cutting down trees on her farm, terminally-ill Tracy St Clair Pearce found herself subjected to a terrifying ordeal. Some of the group pelted her with rocks while a youth threatened to slit her throat and slaughter her cattle. When she dialled 999 she expected the full weight of the law to be on her side. Instead, however, police officers criticised her for inflaming the situation and confiscated her legally held shotguns Ė even though they had been locked away in a cabinet at home throughout the incident.
  • Whittle knocks one out of the park again!

    11/05/2010 10:20:06 AM PDT · by Salgak
    YouTube/BillWhittleChannel ^ | 5 Nov 2010 | Bill Whittle
    Part 5 of Bill Whittle's ongoing "What We Believe" series, focuses on the right to Keep and Bear Arms. . . the whys and the real reason for the Second Amendment. . .
  • Gun Permits? Soon you will need to have a "good cause"

    07/31/2010 7:59:52 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 34 replies · 7+ views
    WebToday ^ | 7-30-10 | WebToday
    Gun Permits? Soon you will need to have a "good cause" and bureaucrats in state government get to determine what is a "good cause." Here's a good cause: How about to protect ourselves from a renegade government! Full article:
  • FBI agents conduct raids in Mich., Ohio, Ind.

    03/28/2010 4:18:34 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 102 replies · 3,056+ views
    AP ^ | 3-28-10 | By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER
    ADRIAN, Mich. Ė The FBI said Sunday that agents conducted weekend raids in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio and arrested at least three people, and a militia leader in Michigan said the target of at least one of the raids was a Christian militia group. Federal warrants were sealed, but FBI spokeswoman Sandra Berchtold said there had been activity in two southwest Michigan counties near the Ohio state line. She wouldn't say whether they were tied to the raids in the other states. FBI spokesman Scott Wilson in Cleveland said agents arrested two people Saturday after raids in two towns in...
  • 'Right To Bear Arms' Means Just That

    03/03/2010 4:48:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies · 1,891+ views ^ | 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...
  • Gun Owners of America Endorses J.D. Hayworth - McCain Wrong for Arizona Wrong for America

    02/20/2010 9:16:46 AM PST · by AuntB · 78 replies · 1,399+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Feb. 19, 2010 | GOA
    Arizona - John McCain has gone out of his way to earn the ire of conservatives and gun owners in his 20-plus years as a U.S. Senator from Arizona. Perhaps his crowning legislative achievement was so-called campaign finance reform, or the McCain-Feingold law. This law put the muzzle on organizations such as GOA, prohibiting any broadcast advertisements within 30 days of a primary election and 60 days of a general election that even mention the name of a candidate for federal office. Not surprisingly, there is frequently a flurry of activity in Congress in the months right before an election,...
  • Will Missouri Nullify Federal Gun Laws?

    12/08/2009 8:35:24 PM PST · by granite · 41 replies · 2,201+ views
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | 07. Dec, 2009 | by Michael Boldin
    Missouri State Representative Cynthia Davis has introduced the ďFirearms Freedom ActĒ (HB1230) Ė prefiled for the 2010 legislative session. The bill ďAsserts the right of the State of Missouri to regulate the intrastate use and acquisition of certain firearms pursuant to the reserved powers of the state over intrastate commerce and the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.Ē While the billís title focuses solely federal gun regulations, it has far more to do with the 10th Amendmentís mandate that powers not delegated to the federal government are ďreserved to the states, respectively, or to the people.Ē It states:...
  • should a misdemeanor prevent a law abiding tax paying christian man from being able to own a gun?

    11/25/2009 9:15:41 PM PST · by goodsamaritan742 · 59 replies · 1,923+ views
    Currently under federal law and lots of states laws a misdemeanor 4 degree assault-domestic violence bars you from life from legally possessing a fire arm. my main question: This one size fits all approach takes away a god given right and a right protected under our Constitution from countless people who have made one simple this right or wrong...shouldn't the law be more on....
  • Russians Increase Purchases of Guns for Self-Defense

    07/21/2009 3:46:15 PM PDT · by Towed_Jumper · 7 replies · 479+ views
    Georgian Daily ^ | July 20, 2009 | Paul Goble
    As the economic crisis deepens and fears of crime spread, not only are more Russians buying guns of various kinds Ė including pistols and gas guns -- but many of them are buying more than one, trends that are prompting some Duma deputies to consider repealing existing restrictions on the purchase of hunting rifles for self-defense.
  • Federal agents hunt for guns, one house at a time

    07/01/2009 6:51:22 AM PDT · by library user · 269 replies · 8,767+ views
    Houston Chronic ^ | July 1, 2009 | by Dane Schiller
    ~ EXCERPT ~ In front of a run-down shack in north Houston, federal agents step from a government sedan into 102-degree heat and face a critical question: How can the woman living here buy four high-end handguns in one day? The house is worth $35,000. A screen dangles by a wall-unit air conditioner. Porch swing slats are smashed, the smattering of grass is flattened by cars and burned yellow by sun. >>> snip <<< Among other things, the agents are combing neighborhoods and asking people about suspicious purchases as well as seeking explanations as to how their guns ended up...
  • Guns and the barometer of discontent

    04/22/2009 6:12:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 63 replies · 3,095+ views
    Charlotte Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 20 April, 2009 | Paul Valone
    You see it when tens of thousands of citizens turn out to protest in ďTea PartiesĒ across the U.S.; you see it in military personnel compelled to form ďOath Keepers,Ē outlining orders they will not obey; you see it in a number of states debating sovereignty resolutions, in some cases even calling for secession; you see it in the number of people joining gun rights organizations; and yes, you see it in the number of people buying guns. Simultaneously, just as during the Clinton administration, malcontents have increasingly inflicted mass homicides on the American people. Is it part of the...
  • Standing Guard in America

    03/13/2009 5:13:42 PM PDT · by ADReditor · 4 replies · 377+ views
    American Daily Review ^ | 03/13/2009 | Major General (Ret.) Paul E. Vallely
    We have plenty to talk about regarding our country, our constitution and our rights, specifically, our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. We must Stand Up America to protect these rights, our country and our families. WE must be on guard. We must Guard America. At all costs, we must protect ourselves against any tyranny as our constitution so proudly states. One of the most prized possessions of Americans has been our guns. This is an historic tradition. It represents a priceless freedom won by our forefathers which few nations have cherished and enjoyed and helped protect her...
  • Federalism and "the Keep and Bear Arms"

    03/04/2009 11:58:17 AM PST · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 43 replies · 1,292+ views
    Oxford Press ^ | March 4, 2009 | | Lawrence H. Tribe
    It should go without saying that liberals arenít the only ones who would suffer buyerís remorse were we to accept a text-only Constitution as our lot. Consider an act of Congress-the ďAbove-Average Gun Violence ActĒ-that requires any city in the United States with a higher-than-average annual per capita rate of violent crimes involving the use of firearms to enact, within one month of the Justice Departmentís release of the relevant annual figures, a gun control law (i.e., a law regulating the purchase, sale, and possession of firearms) that has been submitted to, and approved by, the attorney general, who in...
  • Weapons Confiscation in Wisconsin

    12/14/2008 5:02:54 PM PST · by marktwain · 122 replies · 5,222+ views
    JPFO ^ | 12 December, 2008 | NA
    Update - 12/13/08 - the trial date we hear has been postponed to a later date. If someone disagreed with you about an article or story you published and then complained to the police who came into your business and arrested you for disorderly conduct, would that incident be newsworthy? What if the police arrested you for disorderly conduct while you were exercising any other constitutionally protected right because someone did not want you to exercise your right? Would you want to tell the people of Wisconsin how fragile it is to exercise their rights? Once arrested, do you think...
  • Centurion Ammo 12 ga buck and ball(vanity)

    11/26/2008 9:20:32 AM PST · by Charlespg · 16 replies · 5,121+ views
  • Obama victory prompts US gun rush

    11/26/2008 6:52:18 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 26 replies · 1,334+ views
    BBC ^ | November 26, 2008. | Kevin Connolly
    In a quiet side street not far from where the Texas freeway system knits the sprawling suburbs of Houston into something like a city centre, business is booming at the Top Gun shooting range. Recession is not biting here in the oil-rich Energy Capital of the World as it is in the rest of the United States - but that is not the only reason why it is difficult to find a parking space outside Top Gun towards the end of the working day.
  • Pistol packin' woman, 85, stops thief

    08/21/2008 7:30:56 PM PDT · by Das Outsider · 11 replies · 206+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | 8-19-2008 | WorldNet Daily
    When an 85-year-old woman interrupted a robbery in progress at her home, she didn't back down from confrontation. Instead, Leda Smith confronted the 17-year-old thief with her handgun and forced him to call police. Smith returned home from church Sunday afternoon to find a burglar had broken her door. Realizing someone was still inside her home, Smith entered to find her .22-caliber revolver, Pittsburgh's WPXI-TV reported. "I saw him move by my keyboard near the wall, but I just walked right on past him to the bedroom and got my gun," she said...
  • Ron Suskind Explains Why the 2nd Amendment is Second

    08/10/2008 1:44:24 PM PDT · by ventedpipe · 4 replies · 110+ views
    In this clip Ron Suskind explains why the 2nd Amendment is second, at least he thinks he does. The fact of the matter is Suskind, that you can't load your weapons to protect the 1st amendment if you can't hold any weapons.
  • High Court Targets D.C. Gun Ban

    03/18/2008 7:17:38 PM PDT · by kellynla · 24 replies · 986+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2008 | Gary Emerling
    The fate of the District's 32-year-old ban on handguns ó along with the potential validity of other firearm laws across the country ó now rests in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court after justices this morning questioned the constitutionality of the city's stringent gun statutes. "The court asked a lot of very insightful and interesting questions," said Alan Gura, a lawyer who argued before the nine justices in favor of upholding a lower-court decision that overturned the ban. "We feel very good about how the argument went and look forward to this case being resolved." The case ó District...
  • Court hears guns case (Justice Kennedy, Second Amendment gives "a general right to bear arms")

    03/18/2008 9:45:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 138 replies · 3,589+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/18/08 | Mark Sherman - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court appeared ready Tuesday to endorse the view that the Second Amendment gives individuals the right to own guns, but was less clear about whether to retain the District of Columbia's ban on handguns. The justices were aware of the historic nature of their undertaking, engaging in an extended 98-minute session of questions and answers that could yield the first definition of the meaning of the Second Amendment in its 216 years. A key justice, Anthony Kennedy, left little doubt about his view when he said early in the proceedings that the Second Amendment gives "a...
  • Congress debates guns in national parks

    03/17/2008 10:30:11 AM PDT · by Delacon · 24 replies · 549+ views
    NBC12 News ^ | Mar 17, 2008
    Should visitors to national parks be allowed to carry loaded guns? A group of more than four dozen senators thinks so - and they're pushing for change on a national level. For a quarter century, national parks have been essentially firearm-free, with only rangers allowed to carry loaded weapons.But now, 51 U.S. senators have asked the Dept. of the Interior to allow citizens who have a permit to carry a gun while enjoying the scenery."The Second Amendment guarantees the right for everyone in this country to bear an arm," said U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, "and when the Parks Department, through...
  • Townhall: Thompson Supporters Should Back Giuliani

    01/27/2008 1:04:05 PM PST · by RDTF · 92 replies · 131+ views ^ | Jan 26, 2008 | Jeffrey Anderson
    Even with their candidate out of the race, Fred Thompsonís supporters can make a big impact in Florida. They should do so by supporting Rudy Giuliani. More than any other candidate, Rudy matches Thompsonís conservative credentials in the three most important areas: he offers a conservative economic policy, an explicit promise to nominate only ďstrict constructionistĒ judges, and a strong dedication to national security. On the economy, social issues, and defense, a Giuliani presidency will take the nation in a clearly conservative directionóand he can actually beat Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama in November. With a winóor a strong showingóin...
  • Does the Second Amendment give individuals the right to bear arms? (USA Today Poll)

    12/10/2007 1:51:48 PM PST · by granite · 85 replies · 175+ views
    USA TODAY ^ | 12/10/2007 | USA TODAY
    Does the Second Amendment give individuals the right to bear arms?
  • Appeals Court: The Right To Bear Arms Belongs To Us All

    03/12/2007 5:12:38 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 18 replies · 841+ views
    The Stiletto ^ | March 12, 2007 | The Stiletto
    "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."When they crafted the Second Amendment, did the Founding Fathers intend that only those citizens already formed into a militia have the right to bear arms to protect the State? Or that all citizens have the right to bear arms so that they may be formed into a militia to protect the State?If youíre a liberal or gun control advocate, the first interpretation makes sense. If you know how to read, itís clear the...
  • Frayser (Memphis) woman takes intruder's gun, kills him

    10/10/2006 4:39:29 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 61 replies · 1,691+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 10/10/06 | Ruma Banerji Kumar
    A Frayser woman shot and killed an intruder who kicked in her apartment door and tried to rob her around midnight Sunday. Tameca Drummer, a resident at Carriage House apartments at 1115 Frayser Blvd., told police the man, along with two others, forced their way into her home demanding money. The people in her apartment, including her two children, were forced into the living room, while one of the intruders forced her into the bedroom looking for money, police spokesman Sgt. Vince Higgins said. When that man struck her on the head with his handgun, she wrestled the gun away...
  • 52 Reasons To Stop Mowing (Zot a la Gallagher)

    07/25/2006 6:58:41 AM PDT · by fruitarian108 · 420 replies · 6,084+ views
    Fruitarian Network ^ | 1973 first version | Nonmowing Coalition
    52 REASONS NOT TO MOW 37 WAYS TO HELP TREES Please download with 100% cotton, rice, recycled, or scrap paper Ron Howard, director of A Beautiful Mind and many other films,made his first film at age 8.. an anti mowing film which showed the nature of mowers' attacks on lawns. Art Buchwald: People shouldn't be judged by the length of their grass. In 2003 through now, the world has seen floods, famine, fire, mudslides, hurricanes, tornados and other disasters created by the unprecedented destruction of trees around the world. Trees are nature's weather stabilizers. We need trillions of trees.. new...
  • Day one of the UN gun ban summit

    06/27/2006 2:19:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 93 replies · 3,020+ views ^ | Jun 27, 2006 | Cam Edwards
    They‚Äôve gathered in New York City, the best and brightest minds in the global gun ban movement. Oh, they don‚Äôt want you to think for a second that they‚Äôre actually interested in your guns. Kofi Annan as much as said so yesterday, when he told the attendees of the Small Arms Review Conference, ‚ÄúThis Review Conference is not negotiating a ‚Äėglobal gun ban‚Äô, nor do we wish to deny law-abiding citizens their right to bear arms in accordance with their national laws.‚ÄĚ Got it, gun owners? There‚Äôs nothing to fear from the UN when it comes to your guns. It‚Äôs...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA