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  • Italians Desire for Gun Law Reform increases from 26% to 39%

    07/14/2018 3:50:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Italians are questioning the reasonableness and effectiveness of their complex and strict gun control laws. From thelocal.com: While 26 percent of people questioned in 2015 said they supported looser laws on owning a gun for self-defence, the latest research carried out by social studies institute Censis and private security sector organization Federsicurezza found that 39 percent were in favour. The percentage was highest among people with a low level of education and the elderly, rising to 51 percent among respondents who hadn't completed high school and 41 percent for the over-65s. The study also found that the number of...
  • The Miracle Continues: 365 Days of 2ndVote GunCam Shows No Evidence of a Gun Committing a Crime

    07/15/2018 12:43:58 PM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    2ndvote.com ^ | 7/11/2018 | unknown
    Can you believe it? After 365 days of careful, around-the-clock scrutiny, our 2ndVote GunCam experiment has not produced any observable evidence that a watched gun will move, load, fire, or harm anyone on its own. See for yourself! Last week, we reminded you to watch closely as we counted the final days to the 1-year mark of our groundbreaking study. We know everyone was nervous, and watching with baited breath. But we can now proudly celebrate! And what a relief! We are grateful to our supporters for being part of this harrowing journey. As researchers, we know it will take...
  • Maine and NH Legislators Pressure Gun Store to Stop Selling Rifles

    07/12/2018 5:06:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Three Democrat Maine legislators are using their position to demand the biggest gun store in Maine, stop selling rifles the lawmakers disapprove of.  Kittery Trading Post has been a successful business since 1938.  From nh1.com: The Democratic lawmakers wrote a letter to Kittery Trading Post, asking the store to restrict gun sales and to discontinue sales of what the lawmakers said are assault-style rifles. The letter was written by Deane Rykerson, Lydia Blume, and Patty Hymanson — who represent York and Kittery — alongside others from Maine and New Hampshire. "Your store to us has been a symbol of...
  • Did Shannon Watts Just Admit Gun Control Is Unconstitutional?

    07/11/2018 8:02:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 7/11/2018 | Tom Knighton
    Shannon Watts gets a little unhinged when it comes to guns. We all know that. She sees an individual’s right to keep and bear arms as something that should pretty much be abolished, and anyone who disagrees with her is a target of her scorn…when they’re not being blocked on Twitter, at least. With the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, she has yet another excuse to spew her bile all over social media. In the process, she may have made a bit of a slip-up.
  • Inventor Wins Free Speech Battle with DOJ to Distribute 3D-Printed Gun Designs

    07/10/2018 5:06:58 PM PDT · by klimeckg · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 JUL 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Cody Wilson’s Defense Distributed and Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) reached a settlement with the Department of Justice allowing unfettered publication of 3D gun files and other information in a case centered on free speech. Breitbart News reported that SAF filed a suit on behalf of Defense Distributed on May 6, 2015, seeking to free Wilson from a federal mandate that he not post blueprints for The Liberator pistol online. Over three years later, the announcement comes that Wilson and SAF won.
  • Legally Armed Teachers Explain Why They Carry Guns in Their Schools ( Colorado )

    07/10/2018 3:58:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 8, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    'Why do teachers have to die protecting their students? Why can't we live protecting our students?' In the weeks and months since the school shootings in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas, the debate over whether teachers should be able to carry firearms in schools has received a great deal of attention. A number of states have allowed teachers to carry firearms in schools for years and provide some insight into how such programs work in practice and what motivates teachers who want to be armed. In Colorado, local school districts have the authority to but are not required to...
  • Challenge to University of Wyoming Gun Ban Moves Forward

    07/08/2018 7:36:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    A Wyoming Republican Party delegate is challenging a University of Wyoming ban on the carry of firearms in its facilities. The ban is enforced through trespass law. The circuit court has issued a stay on the criminal trespass proceedings, to allow the issue of the legality of the ban to be determined before the trespass case goes forward. From kpvi.com: LARAMIE — A criminal case in Albany County Circuit Court involving the University of Wyoming’s campus gun ban has received a stay, pending a separate civil action against UW seeking to challenge the legality of that ban.During the Wyoming...
  • VIDEO: Waitress pulls out handgun after man attacks manager

    07/07/2018 5:11:10 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 73 replies
    wbtv.com ^ | July 7, 2018
    Milwaukee police are looking for a man involved in an attack at a Milwaukee restaurant. The man punched the manager in the face and went after a waitress until she pulled a gun on him. The incident was caught on surveillance video. Everything happened pretty fast at a George Webb restaurant. The manager at the grill that night said the customer was shouting at the waitress. She told him to get out, and surveillance video shows the man viciously punch her in the face. He then he goes after the waitress. The woman pulled out a handgun from her apron and only...
  • Trump Zeros in on Supreme Court Pick

    07/06/2018 7:36:18 PM PDT · by familyop · 28 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 6, 2018 | By Louise Radnofsky and Peter Nicholas
    WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump headed into the weekend still undecided about whom he will pick for the Supreme Court, but people familiar with the process said they believe he is moving toward selecting Judge Brett Kavanaugh ahead of a Monday announcement. Mr. Trump was to discuss the pick Friday night at dinner with Vice President Mike Pence, who personally met this week with Judges Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett and Raymond Kethledge.
  • Washington Post: Thomas Hardiman, possible SC nominee, seen as ‘Second Amendment extremist’

    07/06/2018 12:43:22 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 87 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 07/06/18 | Emma Brown
    n the wake of mass shootings that have divided the country on the issue of gun control, President Trump is considering nominating to the Supreme Court an appellate judge who has argued that Americans have a constitutional right not only to keep guns at home — as the high court has ruled — but also to carry them in public. U.S. Appeals Court Judge Thomas M. Hardiman has also written that convicted criminals, including some felons, should be able to recover their right to own and carry guns, as long as their crimes were not violent. Constitutional-law scholars and advocates...
  • Spanish prosecutor says Trump Jr. 'should be concerned' about FBI wiretaps (flashback)

    07/06/2018 8:25:06 AM PDT · by granada · 11 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | May 26, 2018 | Yahoo news
    The FBI has obtained secret wiretaps collected by Spanish police of conversations involving Alexander Torshin, a deputy governor of Russia’s Central Bank who has forged close ties with U.S. lawmakers and the National Rifle Association that led to a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. during the gun lobby’s annual convention in Louisville, Ky., in May 2016, a top Spanish prosecutor said Friday.
  • Training as a Teacher to Carry a Firearm in School (FASTER: Colorado )

    07/06/2018 5:24:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 5, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    FASTER Colorado's active shooter training for teachers. Last week I went through the training many of the teachers who are authorized to carry a gun in Colorado schools go through. In the wake of the devastating school shootings in Parkland, Fla., and Santa Fe, Tex., many different solutions have been proposed for how to stop or at least curb the violence inflicted by active shooters. Among the most prominent solutions—thanks in large part to President Trump's advocacy—is arming teachers. Most, however, don't understand how arming teachers works in person or that a number of states already allow certain teachers to...
  • Miami Beach Police Detain Legal Open Carriers, Chill First Amendment

    07/06/2018 5:08:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 77 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On June 24, at about 10 a.m. citizens peacefully openly and legally carrying holstered pistols were detained by police for two hours. The police closed the pier where the Second Amendment activists were fishing. The legal open carriers were eventually released and allowed to continue their activities. However, police remained at the scene and actively discouraged other members of the public from making contact with the Second Amendment activists. From miamiherald.com: Police reopened the pier, but left a couple of officers there and stated, “We are encouraging visitors to use other portions of South Pointe Park.” The men cited...
  • ‘America First’ SCOTUS Choice: Judge Brett Kavanaugh Applies Trump’s Economic Patriotism to the Law

    07/05/2018 9:39:37 PM PDT · by familyop · 14 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 4, 2018 | John Binder
    Judge Brett Kavanaugh, in the running to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, appears to share President Trump’s views on immigration and protecting the American worker. In two dissenting opinions and one concurring opinion for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Kavanaugh sided with American citizens and U.S. industry over illegal aliens and foreign competitors — opinions that align to Trump’s “America First” approach to the U.S. economy, immigration, worker protections, and trade.
  • Mother shoots carjacker in the face after he stole car with kids inside

    07/05/2018 8:46:28 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 93 replies
    milive.com ^ | 7/5/18 | Matt Durr
    DALLAS -- A mother of two said she was pumping gas just after 10 p.m. Wednesday night in southern Dallas, when a man jumped in her car and tried to drive away with her two kids inside. Instead of hesitating, Michelle Booker-Hicks told FOX 4 in Dallas that she did what she had to in order to save her kids. "I proceeded to jump in my backseat and told the gentleman to stop, to get out the car. He would not get out of the car. He turned around and looked at me. I reached over the armrest to get...
  • A Major Reason Gun Sales Remain Strong

    07/04/2018 5:43:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | July 4, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Gun sales have remained strong during the Trump era. Through the end of May, 2018 is trending to be the second highest year on record. The NICS checks through May of 2018 are 97% of those of 2016. Political writers and gun industry writers, and those who are both, have speculated that politics have been the major driver of guns sales for the last decade. The latest Rassmussen poll shows evidence of a deeper reason people would fear to be disarmed. From rasmussenreports.com: Thirty-one percent (31%) of Likely U.S. Voters say it’s likely that the United States will experience...
  • U.S. Promises "Full Implementation" of UN Gun-control Agreement

    07/04/2018 10:00:36 PM PDT · by nevadapatriot · 58 replies
    The New American ^ | 7/2/2018 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    June 29 marked the end of the Third Review Conference (RevCon) of the United Nations’ Programme of Action (PoA) on Small Arms and Light Weapons. Delegates at the conference, including representatives of the United States, worked on producing updates to the global gun-control agreement. According to the text of the latest draft of the agreement, the PoA will serve as an “international instrument to enable states to identify and trace, in a timely and reliable manner” the small arms and light weapons that are the target of the scheme. In practice, this means that the governments of member nations (including...
  • Trump Jr. hunting big game in Montana: Jon Tester, the senator who derailed his father's VA pick

    07/04/2018 12:12:06 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 3, 2018
    Donald Trump Jr., President Trump's eldest son, is on the hunt in the state of Montana, setting his focus on ensuring that Sen. Jon Tester, a Democrat who has served in the U.S. Senate for more than 11 years, doesn't get re-elected this year. He has visited the Northwestern state to campaign for Republican candidates, including last month when he spoke at the Montana Republican Party's annual convention in Billings. There he appeared alongside Sen. Steve Daines, Rep. Greg Gianforte, and State Auditor Matt Rosendale, who is challenging Tester this November and recently won the GOP primary. "I'm the son...
  • Leftist Stalks Kent State Gun Girl; Takes Photos & Threatens to Assault Her in Restaurant

    07/02/2018 6:28:34 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 57 replies
    http://libertyhangout.org/ ^ | July 2, 2018 Liberty Hangout
    <p>After her graduation photos with an AR-10 rifle went viral, Kent State graduate Kaitlin Bennett received countless death threats online from leftists. While many of these threats have come from incensed, anonymous liberals from all over the country, this past weekend Bennett received a much more credible one from just across a restaurant booth.</p>
  • Bang List

    07/02/2018 9:36:16 PM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 66 replies
    me | me
    I started the bang list many years ago and it kinda brings a tear to my eye seeing it still being used. So many freepers from back in the day on the original list now dead and gone like nunya bidness, and other great freepers like Travis McGee now guest hosting Infowars. Just a great feeling to see it is still alive. That's all.