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  • Curb Chicago crime by tracking bullets

    08/30/2016 11:00:06 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 55 replies
    WGN NEWS ^ | 8-30-16 | TONYA FRANCISCO
    CHICAGO -- An Illinois State Representative from Chicago is addressing the violence epidemic in the city, in a different way. Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, represents some of the most crime-ridden communities, including Englewood and the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Harper introduced her plan Tuesday for a bill that would require ammunition makers to stamp serial numbers on every bullet sold in Illinois.
  • German Populist Party Favors Armed Citizens

    08/29/2016 5:00:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    image from theguardian.com A populist German politician is saying that German citizens should have the right to weapons to protect themselves. The Alternative for Germany (AfD) is a political party that has achieved some recent electoral successes.  It rejects subservience of Germany to the European Union, and rejects the recent mass immigration.   From reuters.com: "Many people are increasingly feeling unsafe. Every law-abiding citizen should be in a position to defend themselves, their family and their friends," Frauke Petry told the Funke Media Group in an interview published on Saturday. "We all know how long it takes until the...
  • Black Gun Rights Activist Launches ‘Black Guns Matter’

    08/27/2016 2:21:47 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 18 replies
    Black Gun Rights Activist Launches ‘Black Guns Matter’Gun rights activist Maj Toure is seeking to educate his fellow black citizens on the importance of the Second Amendment, gun ownership, and gun safety via his new group, “Black Guns Matter” (BGM). The launch of BGM “kicked off a planned 13-city tour, with similar events in cities like Baltimore and Chicago with high rates of gun violence, where he feels gun training could make a difference.
  • Responses come in to Illinois Supreme Court's decision to block voters' opinion on remapping

    08/27/2016 6:25:03 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Friday, August 26, 2016
    Responses come in to Supreme Court's decision to block voters' opinion on remapping SPRINGFIELD - Friday, Illinois lawmakers from all over the state expressed their dismay with the Illinois Supreme Court Democrat majority's decision to block voters from expressing their opinion on a proposed November referendum. Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) released the following statement Friday: Illinois residents, as Illinois Supreme Court Justice Robert Thomas writes, have had their voices ‘muzzled’ after the Illinois Supreme Court ruled yesterday that only politicians, and not the people, have the power to draw legislative district maps. We cannot disenfranchise the will of...
  • Biohacker Implants ‘Smart Gun’ Key That Can Never be Dropped

    08/26/2016 1:40:02 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 65 replies
    GunsAmerica News ^ | Max Slowik | Max Slowik
    A Washington-based “biohacker” has created the first implant-activated “smart gun.” A biohacker is a person who experiments with body implants including magnets and in this case, RFID keys. Smart guns use these keys to ensure that only authorized users can shoot them. The biohacker, Amal Graafstra, has successfully implanted an RFID tag in his hand that serves as a radio-activated safety when it’s in range of his smart gun. It’s a proof-of-concept system to illustrate that it is indeed possible. Graafstra founded and runs his business, Dangerous Things, from home. Current RFID-based smart gun technology uses wearable tags, such as...
  • Family of Gun Instructor Slain by 9-Yr-Old Firing Uzi Files Wrongful Death Suit.

    08/26/2016 10:31:12 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 60 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/26/2016 | SABINA GHEBREMEDHIN
    The children of an Arizona gun instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old firing an Uzi at a gun range are filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the business's owners. "The gun range created an unsafe and dangerous environment that ultimately lead to my dad’s death" said Ellie Vacca, the 17-year-old daughter of Charles Vacca, on "Good Morning America" today. The gun instructor’s family spoke to ABC News exactly two years after the tragic accident, saying they want the owners of shooting range to be held responsible. The wrongful death suit claims that the mini Uzi 9MM that fired the fatal...
  • Let's sit it out this time [extreme sarcasm]

    08/26/2016 10:02:25 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 71 replies
    The very best thing we can do is recognize that Trump is less than what we'd like in a candidate, so we should just sit this one out and NOT work our butts off to help him get elected. This strategy worked very well for us when McCain was our candidate. And again when Romney was the man. Obama was not that bad as president. Hillary can't be much worse. /sarcasm WAKE THE HELL UP, PEOPLE!!
  • Second Amendment backers arm up with ink and paper to battle California's 'Gunmageddon'

    08/24/2016 8:59:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug. 25, 2016 | Hollie McKay
    Barry Bahrami went from incredulous to angry last month when California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a batch of firearms control laws known collectively as “Gunmageddon.” Then, the San Diego-based CEO became determined to fight back against the laws, which take aim at so-called assault weapons, enforce ammunition background checks, mostly take effect Jan. 1 and outlaw the possession of high-capacity magazines and ban the "bullet buttons" that already require a tool to release the magazine, instead advocating that the rifle is partially disassembled, and that any rifle with a detachable magazine will be defined as an assault weapon. "These laws...
  • U.S. Traffic Fatalities Continued to Surge in First Half of 2016

    08/24/2016 8:06:12 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 68 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 23, 2016 | Beckie Strum
    U.S. Traffic Fatalities Continued to Surge in First Half of 2016 Deaths rose 9%, extending a trend that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel increased Traffic fatalities were up 9% in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year. By Beckie Strum Traffic fatalities rose 9% in the first six months of 2016, compared with a year earlier, as a stronger economy and falling gas prices encouraged Americans to spend more time behind the wheel, the National Safety Council said on Tuesday. Traffic fatalities have been trending upward since 2014,...
  • DC Residents Challenge Ban on Stun Guns

    08/24/2016 6:14:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image of Crystal Wright from conservativeblackchick.com On August 2nd, 2016, another case was filed to regain Second Amendment rights in the District of Columbia.  This case is likely to succeed, and it may set some interesting precedents.  It is a case that sues to eliminate the unconstitutional ban on stun guns and Tasers in the District. From cnsnews.com: The plaintiffs in this case—Crystal Wright, Brendan Turner, and Traci Dean—have indicated that they have a legitimate need to defend themselves, but each has stated a desire to use a Taser or stun gun against an assailant rather than a gun,...
  • Waller County Texas DA Elton Mathis Files Lawsuit against Second Amendment Activist

    08/22/2016 6:11:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Waller County DA Elton Mathis Image from s-nbcnews.com   A month ago, on 6 July, 2016, Waller County Texas officials raised many eyebrows by using the power of the County to sue an individual citizen. The citizen, Terry Holcomb Sr., threatened to report  Waller County to the Texas Attorney General, as is required by the procedure set up by the Texas Legislature last session.   It is easy to see why the Waller County DA went after the individual citizen.  He does not have deep pockets to defend with, and he does not have the institutional defenses of the Texas...
  • 13 Shot at House Party in Gun-Controlled Connecticut

    08/21/2016 10:35:55 PM PDT · by RC one · 17 replies
    breitbart ^ | 21 Aug 2016 | by AWR Hawkins
    Two shooters opened fire on partygoers at a house party in Bridgeport, Connecticut, wounding 13 in the early hours of August 21, according to police. According to the Associated Press, police think the shooters “opened fire…from behind some hedges surrounding the home’s backyard.” Eleven men and two women were wounded. Bridgeport police spokesman Av Harris said the attackers targeted people “both inside and outside the home.” The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence reports that CT has universal background checks, no “gun show loophole,” a ban on “high capacity” magazines, and a prohibition on “the transfer or possession of assault...
  • How to Talk About Gun Rights With Gun Control Advocates

    08/17/2016 1:58:02 PM PDT · by sally234 · 45 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 8-17-16 | Beverly Hallberg
    Guns are a tricky topic. Very rarely do you find voters ambivalent about gun violence, gun safety, etc. Someone is either strongly pro-gun rights or pro-gun control, which makes a civil conversation difficult to start or maintain. But the solution isn’t to avoid the topic. As I mentioned in my last column, you may be the only conservative who tries to challenge a liberal’s worldview. No pressure. It may sound like a heavy weight to bear, but not if you’re prepared. So, let’s talk guns.
  • Rape Survivor, Black Gun Owner:

    08/14/2016 11:16:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Denver, Colorado–When you hear a Democrat, especially an anti-gun Democrats, use the term “common sense,” you know that you’re about to hear a preface to yet another pro-gun control policy prescription. From President Obama to Senate Democrats, “common sense” is what’s attached to every one of their proposals that the Right has defeated endlessly in their flawed crusade to gut our Second Amendment rights. Not allowing terrorists buy guns; that’s common sense. Right, until you find out that it will strip Americans of their gun rights without due process under this flawed Bush-era anti-terror program. Some people who advocate this...
  • Gun Rights Groups Lose a Powerful Voice and Unyielding Patriot

    08/13/2016 4:10:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 13, 2016 | M Catherine Evans
    Patriotic and resolute until the very end, Sipsey Street Irregulars' Mike Vanderboegh died on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the age of 64. He wrote this back in January: I beat the odds of my first cancer diagnosis for five years through the grace of God, who evidently wasn't done with me yet. In those five years, we broke the Fast and Furious scandal story ... and generally became a thorn in the side of the empire[.] In December 2010, the Obama-controlled media complex desperately wanted to ignore an illegal government-sponsored gun-walking operation known as Fast and Furious. And it...
  • What Hillary Has In Mind Is Far More Devious Than Abolishing The Second Amendment

    08/13/2016 2:40:37 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 22 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | Aug 11, 2016 | Bob Owens
    Hillary Clinton has—for better or worst—decided to run as the first major party candidate in the history of the United States to make hollowing out core constitutional rights a key plank in her presidential platform. Clinton’s public views on the human right to bear arms have not just shifted radically to a statist bent; she has also made that desire to attack this core right one of the driving focuses of her 2016 campaign. And while 1/3 of the firearms in this nation joined the market within less than a decade, much to the alarm and disgust of gun control...
  • CA: Lawsuit Challenges Ban on School Carry on Equal Protection Grounds

    08/13/2016 12:12:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    image from dailybruin.org On August 8th a hearing is scheduled for the case of  Ulissies Garcia et al v Kamala D. Harris( Case 2:16-cv-02572-BRO-AFM ) . The case concerns bill SB 707, which bans people with concealed carry permits from carrying on school grounds, but allows certain retired government employees to do so.  The suit claims that the law violates the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment. Here is the argument from The Firearm Policy Center in California: FPF filed suit challenging SB 707, which divides law-abiding gun owners into two classes – and an upcoming hearing could...
  • Gun Rights Groups Lose a Powerful Voice and Unyielding Patriot

    08/13/2016 8:25:02 AM PDT · by Nacho Bidnith · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 13, 2016 | M. Catharine Evans
    Patriotic and resolute until the very end, Sipsey Street Irregulars' Mike Vanderboegh died on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the age of 64. He wrote this back in January: I beat the odds of my first cancer diagnosis for five years through the grace of God, who evidently wasn't done with me yet. In those five years, we broke the Fast and Furious scandal story ... and generally became a thorn in the side of the empire[.] In December 2010, the Obama-controlled media complex desperately wanted to ignore an illegal government-sponsored gun-walking operation known as Fast and Furious. And it...
  • Obama Administration Seeks To Limit Gunsmiths In The US

    08/12/2016 5:52:51 PM PDT · by paltz · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/12/16 | Kerry Picket
    Gunsmiths around the country say they were blindsided by President Obama’s latest executive order that would make their trade qualify as manufacturing and therefore eligible for all the mandated regulations and fees that go along with that classification. “When you have expanded the definition of manufacturing to include enhancements and the function of the weapon, you are basically opening the door to everything you do would make you a manufacturer,” Iowa gunsmith Mike Ware told The Daily Caller. The president’s executive order, which Obama signed on July 22 — around the beginning of the Democratic National Convention — conveys to...
  • FULL: DONALD TRUMP INTERVIEW ON SQUAWK BOX - CNBC‎ (8/11/2016)

    08/11/2016 7:40:19 PM PDT · by GilGil · 6 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/11/2016 | Squawk Box-CNBC
    FULL: DONALD TRUMP INTERVIEW ON SQUAWK BOX - CNBC‎ (8/11/2016)
  • OR:Mike Strickland Defends First Amendment Rights and Life with Second Amendment, is Thrown in Jail

    08/11/2016 10:12:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A year ago, Mike Strickland was beaten and ended in the hospital for several months.  His cameras were stolen, then returned with the drives wiped.  He has video of the attack, but the authorities refused to prosecute.  Recently, Mike was threatened by a mob of anarchists and Black Lives Matter activists again.  This time he protected himself.  Victoria Taft has written a well researched article, with video, that shows Mike Strickland defending himself from the mob in Portland.  The link has it all. From victoriataft.com: Mike Strickland was arrested and charged in Portland for pulling a gun at a...
  • Trump frenzy proves media need Xanax

    08/11/2016 5:23:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | August 10, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    The Mainstream Media and Democrats have gone bat-crap crazy over Donald Trump. This time they’re accusing Mr. Trump of threatening to assassinate Mrs. Bill Clinton. mean it's full-blown, head-spinning, Linda Blair-projectile vomiting kind of crazy, folks. So first - I want you to hear what Donald Trump actually said about the Second Amendment. “Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment," Trump started. "By the way, and if she gets to pick - if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although, the Second Amendment people, maybe there is. I don't know." Before Mr. Trump...
  • One Ally Remains Firmly Behind Donald Trump: The N.R.A

    08/10/2016 6:26:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aug. 10, 2016 | NICK CORASANITI and ALEXANDER BURNS
    Donald J. Trump’s candidacy has driven away throngs of Republican elected officials, donors and policy experts. But not the National Rifle Association. With Mr. Trump increasingly isolated and hobbled by controversies of his own making, the powerful gun-rights group has emerged as one of his remaining stalwart allies in the Republican coalition: the institution on the right most aggressively committed to his candidacy, except for the Republican National Committee itself. The association has spent millions of dollars on television commercials for Mr. Trump, even as other Republican groups have kept their checkbooks closed and Mr. Trump’s campaign has not run...
  • Controversy Over Trump's Second Amendment Remark Demonstrates

    08/10/2016 3:15:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 10, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, folks, we're gonna get into this today, and I want to preface it by making sure that you understand something, 'cause it's the same today as it is every other day. The focus of this program is on the Democrat Party and on the American left and not letting them get away with what they get away with. Sometimes that is misunderstood as me defending crazy behavior, crazy language, and it's not. I just sit here and I watch, and I get frustrated how easily these people get away with changing focus when the bias is...
  • I see Second Amendment people

    08/10/2016 10:13:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/10/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Left doesn’t care about facts so the lie that Donald Trump urged “Second Amendment people” to whack Hillary Clinton is likely to stick around Republican nominee Donald Trump is taking quite a pounding for encouraging gun rights supporters to get politically active against Democrat Hillary Clinton. “Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment,” Trump said at a Wilmington, N.C., rally Tuesday. “By the way, and if she gets to pick,” he said to boos, “if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks.” The anti-Hillary booing continued. “Although the Second Amendment people – maybe there...
  • Scarborough Suggests that Trump Has Crossed the Rubicon into ‘Fascism’

    08/10/2016 5:51:56 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 69 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The opening segment of today’s Morning Joe was one long fusillade against Donald Trump in light of his remark yesterday that there is nothing people could do to stop a President Hillary from abolishing the Second Amendment, “although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is. I don’t know.” The single harshest criticism came from Joe Scarborough, who suggested that Trump had “crossed the Rubicon” into fascism. Scarborough said that in the past he had rejected use of the words “fascist” or “fascism” in reference to Trump because he had never made “a call to violence.” Scarborough asserted that Trump’s comments...
  • Prison guards, police warned of possible 'Black August' attacks

    08/05/2016 6:43:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | AUG 4, 2016 | DAN NOYES
    I-TEAM Prison guards, police warned of possible 'Black August' attacks VIDEO AND IMAGE AT ABC7 By Dan Noyes Thursday, August 04, 2016 07:11PM SAN FRANCISCO -- An urgent bulletin is going out to law enforcement Wednesday, warning of a new threat of attacks against officers on the street and in prisons. It has to do with what's called Black August. A reporter for KGO-TV - KABC's sister station in San Francisco - obtained the bulletin from a law enforcement source. The bulletin from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Sacramento Intelligence Unit and the FBI's National Gang Intelligence Center warns of...
  • HOW IS 22lr AMMUNITION MADE? TOUR OF CCI AND SPEER (video only)

    08/03/2016 11:17:06 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 8-2-2016 | 22plinkster
    "This was truly a dream come true for me. I can't thank the people at CCI and Speer enough for allowing me to do this. I couldn't possibly show everything that went on at the factory. However, hopefully I showed you enough for you to grasp the concept of how rimfire is made."
  • Maine restaurant won't serve customers who like guns

    08/02/2016 4:59:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 96 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | August 1, 2016 | Andrew Stiles
    After the deadly terror attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, a restaurant owner in Portland (Maine not Oregon) wanted to do something “outside the box” in order to solve the problem of “gun violence” in America.So she wrote a post on Facebook.Anne Verrill, owner of two Portland-area restaurants, wrote on Facebook that anyone who owns—or even supports an individual’s right to own—an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, may “no longer enter either of my restaurants, because the only thing I want to teach my children is love.”The post was deleted after a bunch of people on the internet who like guns...
  • Democrats Warn: Your Gun Is a Public Health Threat

    08/01/2016 3:28:34 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 51 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/01/2016 | David Catron
    Ronald Reagan famously said, “One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine.” He believed that government programs ostensibly meant to address public health crises would inevitably chip away at our personal liberties. For evidence that Reagan was right, one need look no further than Obamacare’s mandate requiring all Americans to buy government-approved insurance. The pretext for that travesty involved the alleged menace to public health posed by the uninsured. This year’s Democrat Party Platform has identified another public health threat against which the government must take action — gun...
  • 'Campus Carry' goes into effect as Texas remembers UT Tower shootings 50 years later

    08/01/2016 7:17:47 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 8/1/2016 | FoxNews.com
    Concealed handgun license holders in Texas can carry their weapons into public university buildings, classrooms and dorms starting Monday, a day that also marks 50 years after the mass shooting at the University of Texas' landmark clock tower. The campus-carry law pushed by Gov. Greg Abbott and the Republican legislative majority makes Texas one of a handful of states guaranteeing the right to carry concealed handguns on campus. Texas has allowed concealed handguns in public for 20 years. Gun rights advocates consider it an important protection, given the constitutional right to bear arms, as well as a key self-defense measure...
  • KS: Second Amendment Rights Restored to Public Employees on 1 July

    07/31/2016 6:24:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Kansas has come a long way in restoring Second Amendment rights.  In 1905, it lead the "progressive" pack when the State Supreme Court concocted the myth of a "collective" Second Amendment right that only applied to state militias.  100 years later, in 2005, it went from banning the concealed carry of arms to a shall issue permit system.  Ten years later, it removed the requiement for a permit, restoring a semblance of permitless or "Constitutional" carry. On one July, 2016, it restored the legal ability of public employees to exercise their Second Amendment rights while on the job. From...
  • Doublespeak: Columnist Claims Protecting the Second Amendment Diminishes the First

    07/30/2016 6:04:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In a column In the Tampa Bay Times, a writer makes the claim that a law to protect the Second Amendment diminishes the First Amendment.  It is a stretch.  The statute, passed by the Florida legislature in 2011, makes it illegal for local governments to pass regulations and ordinances dealing with guns, gun possession, anything to  do with guns. The law was passed because politicians in large urban centers persistently ignored the previous preemption law.  Local ordinances and regulations created a patchwork of firearms law to entrap any Floridians who exercised their Second Amendment rights. The columnist referred to...
  • Anti-Second Amendment Groups Seek Camouflage to Sell Infringments

    07/29/2016 6:07:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Those who seek to disarm the public have always had a hidden agenda.  In the middle and early 60’s the assault was more open.  With each new assault the public grew more educated and the fallacies of the anti-Second Amendment arguments were exposed. As public support waned, those who hate an empowered public, have grown more desparate and more disingenuous.In 1976, Pete Shields was open about his desire for a general confiscation: “The first problem is to slow down the increasing number of handguns being produced and sold in this country. The second is to get handguns registered. And...
  • DA: Case wasn’t about gun rights, despite protests

    07/27/2016 6:35:47 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies
    © Copyright 2016 Finger Lakes Times ^ | 07.26.16 | By MIKE HIBBARD mhibbard@fltimes.com
    <p>CANANDAIGUA — The Phelps man whose trial included protests by gun-rights advocates is going to prison.</p> <p>On Monday in Ontario County Court, Judge Craig Doran sentenced Shane Bennett, 35, to 4 and 1/2 years in prison followed by five years of parole.</p>
  • Gunman gets shot by Pokemon Go

    07/25/2016 5:14:55 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    News Advance ^ | July 25, 2016 | AP
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A gunman and his underage driver tried to rob a group of people playing the popular Pokemon Go game, triggering a shootout after one of the players pulled out his own weapon at a Las Vegas park that has become a hot spot for virtual creature hunting. The incident early Monday marked the latest illustration of unintended consequences in everyday life due to the booming popularity of the GPS-powered "augmented reality" game.
  • Philly Cops Blast Hillary Over Black Lives Matter & Co.

    07/25/2016 7:50:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Academia.org ^ | July 25, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Philly Cops Blast Hillary Over Black Lives Matter & Co. July 25, 2016, Malcolm A. Kline The media and academia may regard them as a source of multicultural wisdom but local police have to look at what groups like Black Lives Matter actually do. “The Fraternal Order of Police is insulted and will not soon forget that the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton are excluding the widows, and other family members of Police Officers killed in the line of duty who were victims of explicit, and not implied racism and ‘being on duty in blue,’” John J. McNesby, President of...
  • Massachusetts AG Decides to Dictate Gun Law

    07/20/2016 3:28:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Attorney General of Massachusetts, Maura Healy, has decided that she can dictate law without recourse to the legislature or the courts.  She has decided to unilaterally change the definition of what is and is not an “assault weapon” in the law.Crimes committed with all rifles are exeedingly rare in Massachusetts.  2014, is the lastest year we have records for in the FBI Uniform Crime Report. In 2014, no murders with rifles of any kind, let alone “assault weapons” were recorded in Massachusetts. Yes, you read correctly.  Zero.  Ziltch. Nada.  If there had been a single crime committed in...
  • Good Guys with Guns Stop Bad Guy with Truck

    07/20/2016 5:32:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    This picture of the truck used in the horrific Bastille day attack in Nice, France shows numerous bullet holes in the windshield.  Presumably, the bullet holes are from police, as it is nearly impossible for ordinary people to legally carry defensive firearms in France.  It appears to be a case of good guys with guns were required to stop a bad guy with a truck.  The latest reports show 73 dead, and scores, maybe hundreds, more injured.  The death toll is likely to rise. From reuters.com: The paper published a photograph of a damaged, long-distance delivery truck, which it...
  • Censorship in Columbia SC, Political Pressure Takes Down Gun Billboard

    07/18/2016 6:00:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    FN Manufacturing rented advertising space in the Columbia, SC Airport. The Richland-Lexington Airport District approved the billboard. It didn't see anything inappropriate about the ad. Twenty percent of the travelers through the airport are soldiers. Then the political pressure started.From thestate.com: Columbia Metropolitan Airport has removed a billboard-sized advertisement of a firearms manufacturer from its concourse.The decision comes a day after The State newspaper reported the ad, featuring eight firearms from FN Manufacturing, upset some travelers. It touted, “Yeah, we carry.” “I pulled in the commission, and really, they felt that given the negative feedback that it’d probably be...
  • Cleveland police union asks for suspension of 'open carry' in wake of Baton Rouge, ahead of RNC

    07/17/2016 12:13:13 PM PDT · by quesney · 96 replies
    The head of Cleveland's largest police union is calling on Ohio Gov. John Kasich to temporarily restrict the state's open carry gun laws during this week's Republican National Convention following Sunday's shooting in Louisiana that killed three officers and wounded at least three others. "We are sending a letter to Gov. Kasich requesting assistance from him. He could very easily do some kind of executive order or something -- I don't care if it's constitutional or not at this point," Stephen Loomis, president of Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association, told CNN. "They can fight about it after the RNC or they...
  • Vanity: Attending the RNC as an Observer and a Concealed Carry Permit Holder

    07/15/2016 6:14:35 PM PDT · by RC one · 68 replies
    If you were to attend the RNC for the purpose of photographing/videoing this historic event, how would you go about it? Specifically, would you carry a concealed handgun under the shirt? What about an openly carried handgun in a shoulder holster with extra mags? Would you carry a long rifle? Would you not carry a firearm at all and just try to blend in and take pictures? Would you just not attend due to the volatile nature of this election season?
  • Open Carry in Dallas Worked

    07/15/2016 3:00:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from thearkansastimes.com Open carry at the Dallas protest worked.  No protesters who open carried were shot; nor did open carrier protesters shoot anyone. Police are now less likely to harass or arrest peaceful open carriers. The doomsayers who rail against open carry make numerous nonsensical claims.  Primary of them is that open carriers will be shot first by criminals.  They also claim that open carriers are likely to be shot by police. Supporters of open carry claim that the open carry of weapons is tactical deterrence.  That is, that criminals are less likely to attack a person who...
  • MI: Second Amendment Night for Battle Creek Bombers Baseball

    07/14/2016 6:10:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from fox17online.com On Friday evening, June 24th, the local ball club, the Battle Creek Bombers of Battle Creek, Michigan, hosted a Second Amendment Education night.  Because of the way Michigan laws have been crafted, open carry was required, if participants were going to carry at the event.  The event gathered enough publicity that the AP picked up the story, making it national. From the washingtonpost.com (AP): “2nd Amendment Education Night” was held Friday at C.O. Brown Stadium as the Battle Creek Bombers hosted the Rochester (Minnesota) Honkers.  Bombers general manager Tony Iovieno tells WOOD-TV there were no security problems...
  • TX: Three Professors Sue to Prevent Exercise of Second Amendment Rights by Citing Second Amendment

    07/13/2016 8:58:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Sometimes the pronouncements of the disarmists are so absurd that it becomes hard to believe that they actually wrote what they wrote.  But then, the current crop of leftists seem to believe that reality is what they intend it to be. Three professors at the University of Texas, Austin have filed suit against the state Attorney General, the President of the University of Texas at Austin, and the members of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas at Austin. The suit was filed on 6 June of 2016 in the United States District Court for the Western...
  • Before We Rip Open Carry Laws, CNN–You Do Know Texas Is Experiencing Record Low Crimes Rates, Right?

    07/11/2016 2:24:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    During their live coverage of the July 7 attack on police in Dallas by Micah Xavier Johnson, CNN, in their infinite wisdom, decided to discuss the scary open carry law that just went into effect this year, as if to suggest this has something to do with a crazy person–Johnson–who wanted to kill white police officers. It doesn’t. Nevertheless, lawyer Areva Martin and New York Times columnist Charles Blow decided to talk about gun control, which host Don Lemon blessedly cut off, saying that’s a subject for another day (via Newsbusters): Of Course: CNN’s Blow, Martin Rush to Blame Guns,...
  • Trump: "I Am The Law and Order Candidate"

    07/11/2016 11:16:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 50 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 11, 2016 | Ian Schwartz
    Donald Trump reacts to the police shootings in Dallas in a speech on veterans issues in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
  • Police: Man shot by Chicago cop answering call of someone threatening suicide

    07/11/2016 7:16:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 10, 2016 | Megan Crepeau
    Police: Man shot by Chicago cop answering call of someone threatening suicide Megan Crepeau Contact Reporter Chicago Tribune A Chicago police officer shot a man in the leg in Calumet Heights on the South Side early Sunday after getting a call from someone threatening suicide, authorities said. Just before 1:10 a.m., a person called 911 saying he was in a second-floor apartment in the 1800 block of East 87th Street and was going to kill himself, a source said. The caller said he had a 9mm handgun, according to the source. About 1:15 a.m., police arrived to assist with the...
  • The NRA’s internal split over Philando Castile [Sheriff has not confirmed the CCW]

    07/10/2016 3:09:41 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 107 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 10,2016 | Brian Fung
    After a Minnesota police officer fatally shot a black man on Wednesday, gun control advocates weren’t the only ones criticizing the National Rifle Association. Some of the blowback was coming from within the organization. The NRA is facing internal division as its members argue that the group did not do enough to defend gun owners’ rights by speaking out on behalf of Philando Castile of Falcon Heights, Minn., who was shot to death during a traffic stop. Castile had a valid permit to carry a gun. He also reportedly informed the officer who shot him that he was armed in...
  • Philando Castile Not Issued Carry permit By Ramsey County,Minnesota Sheriff.

    07/10/2016 3:39:09 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 101 replies
    Ramsey County Sheriff ^ | July 8,2016 | Ramsey County Sheriff
    Mr. Castile never applied for a permit to carry with our office. Therefore we did not issue his permit.