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  • Bear Attacks Florida Man as he lets dog out

    02/12/2018 11:16:03 AM PST · by w1n1 · 43 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/12/2018 | J Hines
    A Florida man Andy Meunier was taking his dog out for a walk when a bear attacked him. It was a short while after leaving his Naples home when he turned to see a black bear staring at him. Without warning, the bear attacked. Neunier recalls, “Everything went in slow motion,” “Everything went in slow motion. It was just as scary as you can imagine,” Meunier told ABC affiliate WZVN. “It was standing in front of me and I tried to turn left real quick and get back in the house, and caught an uppercut from a brown, or a...
  • Father mourns tragic death of teen in tunnel gun case

    02/13/2017 6:33:07 AM PST · by aposiopetic · 22 replies
    AP ^ | 2/13/2017 | Josh Cornfield
    The fates of three people who said they were on a rescue mission to help save a teenager from a New York heroin den when they were stopped with a cache of weapons could be decided by a New Jersey judge Monday.-SNIP-A judge is scheduled to rule Monday on whether a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police officer had probable cause to stop the car at the Holland Tunnel. The officer says he stopped them over a windshield crack and objects dangling from the rearview mirror, but the defendants argue it's more likely they were pulled over...
  • 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, “that every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state”; 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 — holding back more than 100 trillion gallons of water — 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 Sheriff’s 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
    wnd.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Nick Adams
    Never before have I felt so naked. Now more than ever, I wish I was armed. And I’m 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 yesterday’s 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 brother’s 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 doesn’t 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 “outside the home for the lawful purpose of self-defense, though subject to traditional restrictions, constitutes ‘bear[ing] Arms’ within the meaning of the Second Amendment.” 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: “Andrew Cuomo is a mentally ill, vindictive little man, and he employs cowards.”

    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 — 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 Fools.com ^ | 12/31/2012 | Richard Cameron
    IÂ’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 IÂ’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). ItÂ’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
    pravda.ru/opinion ^ | 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 one’s 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...
  • DENNY'S SUPPORTS 2ND AMENDMENT AND CONSTITUTION IN NEW AD

    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.