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  • District Court Fines Austin, TX, $9,000 for Refusing Carry of Handguns at City Hal

    01/19/2019 8:08:53 AM PST · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 17, 2019 | AWR Hawkins
    On Thursday, the Travis County District Court ruled that the City of Austin, Texas, violated the law by barring handguns in City Hall and assessed a nine thousand dollar penalty against the city for the violation. The concealed carry of handguns has been legal in Texas for decades and open carry for Texas’ concealed handgun license holders became legal on January 1, 2016. In the January 17, 2019, ruling, Judge Lora J. Livingston explained that the Plaintiff was able to show that open carry was refused on April 4, 2016, April 6, 2016, April 12, 2016, July 1, 2016, July 29,...
  • AG Nominee William Barr on Second Amendment During Confirmation Hearings ~ VIDEO

    01/19/2019 5:17:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 37 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- On January 15, just a little before 5 p.m. Senator John Cornyn asked Attorney General nominee William P. Barr about his views on the Second Amendment. The question and answer were recorded as part of C-SPAN coverage of the nomination process. The question and answer, with some more commentary by Senator Cornyn occur from about 4:56:33 to 5:00:04 on the C-SPAN timer.  There is a transcript on the C-SPAN link, but it has a few errors, perhaps introduced by the automated computer transcription process.For example, the transcript misses the first half of Senator Cornyn's opening sentence, where...
  • New Mexico town dissolves police dept after gun smuggling scandal

    07/13/2011 8:16:54 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 35 replies
    The lookout - Yahoo Blog ^ | July 12,2011 | Liz Goodwin
    The scandal-plagued, tiny New Mexico border town of Columbus is dissolving its police department and asking the county sheriff to protect its citizens. An employee at Columbus City Hall confirmed to The Lookout that the police force has been dissolved. The Luna County Sheriff's Office will now take over patrolling the town. The town has been upended since federal authorities arrested Police Chief Angelo Vega, Mayor Eddie Espinoza, Village Trustee Blas Gutierrez and nine other residents for conspiring to smuggle hundreds of guns to drug cartels over the border in March. All of the accused have pleaded not guilty, and...
  • Federal gun charges decline despite Obama executive action

    12/03/2013 7:42:44 AM PST · by South40 · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/3/2013 | Liz Goodwin
    More than a year after the Sandy Hook school shooting, President Obama’s directive to amp up prosecutions of federal gun laws hasn’t made much difference in how many people are charged with gun crimes. U.S. attorneys that prosecute such cases charged 11,674 people with breaking federal gun laws in the fiscal year that ended in September, compared to 11,728 people the year before. “The federal gun charge numbers are not an accurate reflection of the Department's efforts to investigate and prosecute gun violence,” said Allison Price, a spokeswoman for the Justice Department, in a statement. “The fact that we may...
  • Leaked govt memo: Shooter may be linked to hate group (AmRen founder never heard of Loughner)

    01/09/2011 10:16:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/09/11 | Liz Goodwin
    Leaked govt memo: Shooter may be linked to hate groupBy Liz Goodwin 29 mins ago According to a leaked memo obtained by Fox News, the Department of Homeland Security is looking into the possibility that suspected shooter Jared Loughner was linked to a white supremacist group called American Renaissance, or AmRen. AmRen founder Jared Taylor, however, tells Fox he'd never heard of Loughner and that according to his group's records, Loughner never received AmRen publications. His group's events are all held on the East Coast, he said, far from Loughner's hometown of Tucson. According to the memo, Loughner "is possibly...
  • Terry Holcomb, Second Amendment Activist, Prevails against Waller County Tyranny

    01/17/2019 6:43:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 15 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    –In August of 2016, Terry Holcomb, a Second Amendment activist, wrote a letter to Waller County, Texas. The letter asked Waller County to stop breaking the law, according to what had been passed in the 2015 legislature.  Some county officials disagreed with the Texas Attorney General, on what the law meant. So Waller County sued the Second Amendment activist, in an attempt to undercut the Attorney General. This was a direct violation of Texas Law, the Texas Constitution, and the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.A Government entity cannot sue a citizen merely for complaining against it and...
  • Source-Use of Firearms Involved in Crimes:Survey of Inmates,2016 (ONLY 7% WERE BOUGHT LEGALLY!)

    01/16/2019 11:25:35 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 9 replies
    www.bjs.gov/ ^ | 1-16-19 | Source and Use of Firearms Involved in Crimes: Survey of Prison Inmates, 2016
    Based on the 2016 Survey of Prison Inmates (SPI), about 1 in 5 (21%) of all state and federal prisoners reported that they had possessed or carried a frearm when they committed the ofense for which they were serving time in prison (fgure 1) . More than 1 in 8 (13%) of all prisoners had used a frearm by showing, pointing, or discharging it during the ofense for which they were imprisoned. Fewer than 1 in 50 (less than 2%) of all prisoners had obtained a frearm from a retail source and possessed, carried, or used it during the ofense...
  • Bob Costas announces his NBC career is over

    01/16/2019 11:39:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 75 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 16, 2019 | Jason Owens
    Veteran broadcaster Bob Costas is stepping down from his longtime role with NBC Sports. Costas told the New York Post of the decision Tuesday, which the network confirmed with the paper. “It’s all settled quietly and happily for all concerned,” Costas told The Post. Costas also told The Post he will continue to do work for MLB Network and is considering pursuing a long-form interview show.
  • House Democrats’ Gun Control Unenforceable Without Firearm Registry

    01/14/2019 9:50:55 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/13/2019 | AWR Hawkins
    The gun control currently being pushed by House Democrats is unenforceable without a national firearm registry. On January 8, 2019, Breitbart News reported that House Democrats introduced legislation to criminalize private gun sales. They are using universal background checks as a means of criminalizing the sales, and they do not mention such checks are unenforceable without firearm registration. Instead, the Democrats keep talking of how their bill will “prevent” or reduce “gun violence.” But the reality is that universal background checks open the door to a gun registry inasmuch as the government has to know every gun owners’ name and...
  • Supreme Court passes on case removing Whitaker as acting AG

    01/14/2019 9:00:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 24, 2019 | Alex Swoyer
    The Supreme Court denied an effort to strip acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s name from a pending case, swatting down a push to force the justices to send a signal that President Trump’s temporary pick is illegal. Lawyers had asked the justices to remove Mr. Whitaker and substitute Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, arguing that he should be the rightful head of the Justice Department under the law, after former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was ousted last year. The request came in a case involving Barry Michaels, who is challenging a law denying him the right to purchase a firearm...
  • 'MUSLIM-FREE' GUN RANGE FIGHTS TO EXCLUDE MEMBERS OF TERROR-LINKED GROUP

    01/13/2019 6:55:53 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    Does an American gun range have the right to exclude Muslims who are members of the Council on American-Islamic Relations because of the group’s ties to terrorism? That question could soon have a legal answer as a Muslim has filed a discrimination suit against the owners of a gun range in Oklahoma. A federal court dismissed the discrimination complaint by Raja’ee Fatihah against Chad and Nicole Neal, owners of Save Yourself Survival and Tactical Gun Range in Oktaha, Oklahoma. But the judge set a trial to resolve conflicting accusations. Fatihah claims the range owners banned him because of his religion....
  • Fla.: The Sheriff, the Sheriff's Son, and the 'Coward of Broward'

    01/04/2019 6:03:07 PM PST · by blueyon · 14 replies
    RealclearInvestigations.com ^ | 1/03/19 | Paul Sperry
    Parents of children gunned down in the Parkland school shooting in Florida last year have never understood two actions taken by Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel: his refusal to fire a campus-based deputy who failed to enter the school during the rampage that took 17 lives, and his continued defense of controversial Obama-era school policies that allowed the  accused shooter, Nikolas Cruz, to avoid arrest and a police record and thereby purchase the murder weapon. Some now think they have found the answer in a single incident that occurred in 2014. A police report shows that’s when Israel's then-17-year-old son,...
  • While Government is Shutdown, Democrats Engage in Wet Dreams

    01/13/2019 12:06:32 AM PST · by CptnObvious · 18 replies
    Vanity | 1/13/2019 | Self
    Rather than deal with Illegal immigrant wave number 2, the Democrats on the Hill engage in wet dreams and socialism. A 70% tax rate?? This is the proposal that will bring in American votes - Yeah Right. Government run healthcare "Medicare for all". Yeah Obamacare skyrocketed premiums. So instead lets Tax them to a literal death with European style healthcare. Abolish the Electoral College so that New York, California, and Illinois rules - the little states be D*mned. 100% renewable Energy. Lets just ban gasoline and diesel vehicles like Trucks and Cars, and depend on wind and solar energy for...
  • Boston Mayor’s Office to Force Doctors to Identify and Document Patients Who Own Guns

    01/11/2019 7:10:11 PM PST · by bitt · 114 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 1/10/2019 | Jim Hoft
    Joseph Stalin’s firearms registration and confiscation was a tremendous success for the Socialist state. Under the Tsar, Russia was one of the most heavily armed societies on earth. That all changed when Stalin and the communists took control. Stalin was able to control, starve, punish and imprison a defenseless people… after he took their guns. (Zinnfigur) This video is a shocking reminder on how Stalin was able to control, starve, punish and imprison a defenseless people. It’s no secret that Democrats are hoping to repeat this history here in the United States. The Boston Mayor’s Office is pushing a new...
  • Police: Resident Took Away Suspect’s Gun Then Killed Him with It

    01/11/2019 7:12:50 PM PST · by lowbridge · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 11, 2019 | AWR Hawkins
    Police indicate that a New Jersey resident took away an intrusion suspect’s gun then shot and killed him with it. NBC 10 reports that the incident occurred around 7:30 pm Wednesday, after an “intruder allegedly arrived at the residence brandishing a semi-automatic handgun.” Police say the resident and the suspect, 29-year-old Terrence Coulanges, wrestled for control of the firearm on the patio, with the resident ultimately taking control of it and shooting Coulanges.
  • AmmoLand News Quoted in the New York Times, on Second Amendment

    01/11/2019 6:25:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    My words seldom appear in the New York Times. It is interesting when they do. It shows, to use a phrase of the Left “we are making progress.”  This occurrence was from the article published on Ammoland about the Third Circuit failing to protect Second Amendment rights.  From nytimes.com: The 49-year-old Judge Bibas, a former law professor, won plaudits for his dissenting opinion. “It is easy to see why President Trump chose to appoint him,” said an article on the website ammoland.com that appeared under the headline: “Third Circuit: Second Amendment Is a Second Rate Right.” John O. McGinnis,...
  • Feinstein And Friends Quietly Introduce a Major Gun Control Bill During the Shutdown

    01/10/2019 6:07:43 PM PST · by PROCON · 50 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Jan. 10, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    California Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) on Wednesday introduced legislation to, once again, push another assault weapons ban, similar to legislation that passed back in 1994.~~~~SNIP~~~~Key provisions: Bans the sale, manufacture, transfer and importation of 205 military-style assault weapons by name. Owners may keep existing weapons. Bans any assault weapon that accepts a detachable ammunition magazine and has one or more military characteristics including a pistol grip, a forward grip, a barrel shroud, a threaded barrel or a folding or telescoping stock. Owners may keep existing weapons. Bans magazines and other ammunition feeding devices that hold more than 10 rounds of...
  • Fake blueprints for 3D-printed guns try to keep the real thing from getting into the wrong hands

    01/10/2019 2:56:15 PM PST · by spintreebob · 15 replies
    Ad Age ^ | 1-9-2019 | I-Hsien Sherwood
    Printer company Dagoma and TBWA Paris edited the files to make the firearms useless In 2013, Second Amendment activists briefly released online blueprints for 3D-printed guns, firearms made of plastic that can be fabricated by relatively inexpensive consumer-level machines and assembled to shoot real bullets. The Defense Department shut down the distribution, but last year, the blueprints were made public again after a lawsuit. Despite ongoing legal wrangling and court-issued injunctions, gun blueprints were downloaded at least 20,000 times. The cat is out of the bag, and there’s no way to put it back in. But maybe the cat can...
  • 4 BURGLARS BREAK INTO MAN’S HOME — HE SHOOTS THEM ALL BY FIRING ‘SEVERAL’ ROUNDS

    01/09/2019 6:55:10 AM PST · by Politically Correct · 83 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/08/19 | Benny Johnson
    The Arizona resident awoke to discover four home intruders attempting to break into his house around 1:00 a.m. on January 3. The resident shot all four intruders using “several” rounds, according to authorities.
  • Appeals court upholds law barring immigrants in U.S. illegally from owning guns

    01/08/2019 7:47:54 PM PST · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    latimes.com ^ | January 8, 2019 | Maura Dolan
    A law barring immigrants who are in the country without authorization from owning guns does not violate the 2nd Amendment, a federal appeals court decided Tuesday. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an appeal by Victor Manuel Torres, a San Jose resident who was convicted of violating the federal law. -snip “The government’s interests in controlling crime and ensuring public safety are promoted by keeping firearms out of the hands of unlawful aliens,” wrote 9th Circuit Judge N. Randy Smith, an appointee of former President George W. Bush. The panel noted that immigrants who lack documentation...