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  • 17 Alabama gun owners tell us "Why I Carry"

    08/29/2014 7:29:30 AM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 49 replies
    The Birmingham News / AL.com ^ | 8/29/14 | Joe Songer
    Reporter: "I wanted to find out why many Alabamians make the important decision to carry a concealed weapon. Over three three weeks, I logged 1,400 miles traveling from Empire to New Market, from Mobile to Dothan, from Oxford to Heflin. In the end, 17 Alabamians posed for portraits and told me why."Lakeisha Kennan-Turner, 33, is a housewife from Birmingham. She has had her concealed carry permit for two years. Kennan-Turner carries a Taurus .38 Ultralight revolver. (Joe Songer/jsonger@al.com) Lakeisha Kennan-Turner, 33, is a housewife from Birmingham and a mother of five. Her motivation is close to home. "I conceal carry...
  • Bill Gates Is Going Up Against The NRA

    08/27/2014 7:42:12 AM PDT · by blam · 46 replies
    BI - VentureBeat ^ | 8-27-2014 | Gregory Ferenstein
    Gregory Ferenstein, VentureBeat August 27, 2014Bill Gates is opening up his considerable piggy bank in Silicon Valley’s fight against the National Rifle Association. The Microsoft billionaire donated $1 million to Initiative 594, which will require criminal background checks for firearm sales. Gates joins a long line of high-profile activists in the fighting the powerful gun lobby. Michael Bloomberg’s plans post mayoral duties include large campaigns for gun control. Noted Facebook investor Ron Conway has made gun reform his signature political cause, championing hackathons to prevent gun violence and spearheading a venture project for innovative anti-violence technology. For Gates, this may...
  • FL Appellate Court Grants Self Defense Immunity To Black Defender

    01/04/2014 10:48:50 AM PST · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1-4-2014 | Andrew Branca
    The evening of February 27, 2008, in the Miami area, Gabriel Mobley and a friend were viciously attacked by two men. Using his licensed concealed carry pistol, Mr. Mobley successfully fought off the attack, killing both of the aggressors. He was charged with two counts of second degree murder – murder which, under Florida law, requires “malice”. Mobley exercised his rights under Florida’s self-defense immunity state, 776.032 Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use of force, to avoid going to trial on the basis that it was more likely than not, based on the evidence, that he acted...
  • New Jersey: Court Upholds Man Arrested For Visible Gun Case In Car

    05/28/2013 6:19:11 PM PDT · by KOZ. · 125 replies
    www.thenewspaper.com ^ | 5/27/2013 | http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/41/4110.asp
    New Jersey: Court Upholds Man Arrested For Visible Gun Case In Car New Jersey appellate court upholds five-year sentence for ex-cop who was driving with his legally owned guns. Readington TownshipMotorists driving through New Jersey can be subjected to a warrantless search if their luggage is similar in appearance to a gun case, an appellate court ruled last week. The Superior Court's Appellate Division upheld a five year prison sentence against Dustin S. Reininger, a former police officer who was in the process of moving from Maine to Texas when a Readington Township police officer recognized the cases in the...
  • Sen. Manchin defends gun deal co-authored with Sen. Toomey (Video)

    04/14/2013 5:14:06 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    video.foxnews.com ^ | 4-14-2013 | video.foxnews.com
    Senator Joe Manchin was on FOX News today to discuss his proposed gun control legislation. He admitted his bill will not prevent another Newtown massacre, “This is not a universal background check. This is a criminal and mental background check at gun shows and internet sales. It does not infringe on your right as a family… It protects the rights of our veterans… They (families of Newtown shooting victims) even recognized that this legislation we’re working on, which is the background checks on criminal and mental illness would not have saved their little babies."
  • Hardware store owner robbed 15 times in three months catches crooks ... in his store with gun

    04/09/2013 11:43:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9 April 2013 | James Nye
    After 15 burglaries over three months, a California hardware store owner took the law into his own hands by catching the men he suspects of robbing him saying, 'This is my property; I’m going to defend it.' Fed up after losing thousands of dollars worth of gardening equipment and spending money on surveillance cameras and new fencing, Darin Fowler decided the only option was a stake-out. So on Friday night, Fowler waited up until the early hours of the morning and at 3.30 a.m. pulled his gun on the two unsuspecting men he caught taking equipment out of the store...
  • Senior Citizen Faces Charges for Shooting Bear That Was About to Attack Him ( Mass )

    04/09/2013 10:38:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 9, 2013
    A 76-year-old man from Auburn, Mass. says a bear was about to kill him when it entered his backyard recently, so he took his gun, aimed it, and fired. He killed the bear, but now the senior citizen and military vet is facing charges because he apparently didn’t possess the right gun permit.
  • Denver Cops Criticize Obama In Advance Of Denver Speech

    04/02/2013 6:06:45 PM PDT · by averagemo · 11 replies
    http://www.completecolorado.com/ ^ | April 2, 2013 6:00 PM | Brian Maass
    I am thinking about being on the sidewalk outside the Academy, on Wednesday, holding a sign that says something like “I’m a Real Cop Supporting the 2nd Amendment.” Anyone want to join me?
  • Cops request “realistic” targets of pregnant women and children

    02/25/2013 6:57:00 PM PST · by The Working Man · 60 replies
    American Vision News ^ | Feb 21, 2013 | Joel McDurmon
    A shooting target company is now providing “realistic” targets depicting pregnant women, elderly men, young women, and children. An interview with a company representative revealed that the targets were made available upon request by law enforcement agencies. The company has to date received $5.5 million in contracts from DHS. pregnant woman target
  • True motives behind Obama's gun 'control' stance

    02/01/2013 7:50:29 PM PST · by 867V309 · 29 replies
    pravda ^ | 22.01.2013 | George Green
    The new gun control laws have nothing to do with schools, and everything to do with propping up a failing state.
  • WVCDL pro firearm anti - Joe Manchin Protest 12-22-2012

    Protest against Joe Manchin to be held this Saturday, 12/22/2012 at 10:00.
  • E Mail from my friend:

    05/08/2012 4:17:08 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 16 replies
    4-29-2012 | Kelly D. McMillan
    Fortunately I sold all the B of A stock I had in Mid 2007 prior to the collapse. I never bought their stock but the shares I had in a small well managed regional bank Barnett was bought out by Nations and when they and B of A merged I ended up with that awful company. Read the May 14, 2012 , Article in Rolling Stone magazine by Matt Taibbi: "too crooked to fail" if you have the time or inclination. This travesty below is not a one off or just politically correct decision - they are inept and corrupt...
  • BREAKING: Bank of America Reportedly Drops Gun Company for Political Reasons

    04/21/2012 11:27:58 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 20, 2012 | Bob Owens
    Bailout recipient Bank of America has severed relations with an American company because of a reported bias against their industry. McMillan Group International released an extraordinary statement on Facebook regarding the incident: McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, McMillan Firearms Manufacturing, McMillan Group International have been collectively banking with Bank of America for 12 years. Today Mr. Ray Fox, Senior Vice President, Market Manager, Business Banking, Global Commercial Banking came to my office. He scheduled the meeting as an “account analysis” meeting in order to evaluate the two lines of credit we have with them. He spent five minutes talking about how McMillan...
  • Eric Holder 1995: We Must 'Brainwash' People Against Guns

    03/19/2012 11:51:18 PM PDT · by RC one · 12 replies
    video of Eric Holder talking about brainwashing Americans against exercizing their constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
  • “National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act of 2012” introduced in U.S. Senate

    03/14/2012 6:22:21 AM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 22 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.nraila.org ^ | 03/13/2012 | NRA
    Today, March 13, U.S. Senators Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) introduced S. 2188, the “National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2012.” The bill is the Senate companion to H. R. 822, which was approved by the U. S. House last November by a vote of 272-154. S. 2188, like H.R. 822, would allow any person with a valid state-issued concealed firearm permit to carry a concealed handgun in any other state that issues concealed firearm permits, or that does not prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms for lawful purposes. A state's laws governing where concealed handguns may be carried...
  • THEY DIDN'T GET THE MESSAGE!

    02/02/2012 9:05:23 AM PST · by SMARTY · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Feb 2, 2012 | Unknown
    TAKES 10 SECONDS ... DO IT AND PASS IT ON Own a Gun? Please Keep This Moving Guess they were not happy with the poll results the first time so USA today is running another one... Vote now Attorney General, Eric Holder, has already said this is one of his major issues. He does not believe the 2nd Amendment gives individuals the right to bear arms. This takes literally 2 clicks to complete. Please vote on this gun issue question with USA Today. It will only take a few seconds of your time. Then pass the link on to all...
  • Twelve Big Wins for Gun Owners

    12/01/2011 9:53:20 AM PST · by ThinkingBuddha · 5 replies
    www.nraila.org ^ | 11/18/2011 | NRA-ILA
    The final conference report on the combined Fiscal Year 2012 Agriculture, Commerce/Justice/Science (CJS) and Transportation/Housing/Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bills—also known as the “Mini-Bus,” was passed by both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate, and has been signed into law. One of the most important ways that Congress has protected the Second Amendment is through a number of general provisions included in various appropriations bills.......it contains 12 provisions that strengthen the Second Amendment and protect the American people. Specifically, the conference report makes PERMANENT the following protections: Firearms Database/National Gun Registry Prohibition.... Former Firearms Dealers Information Retrieval Prohibition.... Information Gathering...
  • Palm Beach Post blocks comments on gun rights story

    08/17/2011 9:05:13 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 7 replies
    BizPac Review.com ^ | August 17, 2011 | Jack Furnari
    The Palm Beach Post vividly illustrated its anti-Second Amendment, anti-gun bias in its latest article documenting the attempts by the Palm Beach County Commission to illegally regulate gun rights by refusing all comments on the Aug. 16 article, "County Commission: new state gun law could create 'Wild West' Palm Beach." Putting aside the inflammatory headline (I've written a few of those myself), the story isn't bad, and both sides of the issue are represented. So why did The Post use the "User comments are not being accepted on this article" dodge usually reserved for reports on criminals of certain favored...
  • Wisconsin residents finally regain their Second Amendment rights

    06/22/2011 12:36:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 21 June, 2011 | Madison Conservative
    This leaves Illinois as the only state without any legal concealed carry legislation, and a few states that need seriously improved laws(New York, New Jersey, California, Hawaii, and a couple of others). The GOP-controlled Assembly approved the bill on a bipartisan vote of 68-27. The Senate backed the bill last week on a 25-8 vote, and the measure now goes to Walker, who supports it, for his signature. Wisconsin would become the 49th state to legalize the carrying of concealed guns. The legislation would require those who want to carry concealed firearms to obtain permits. It would allow people to...
  • U.N. Agreement Should Have All Gun Owners Up In Arms

    06/15/2011 12:42:05 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 78 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | Jun. 7 2011 - 2:04 pm | Larry Bell
    It may not come as surprising news to many of you that the United Nations doesn’t approve of our Second Amendment. Not one bit. And they very much hope to do something about it with help from some powerful American friends. Under the guise of a proposed global “Small Arms Treaty” premised to fight “terrorism”, “insurgency” and “international crime syndicates” you can be quite certain that an even more insidious threat is being targeted – our Constitutional right for law-abiding citizens to own and bear arms. While the terms have yet to be made public, if passed by the U.N....
  • Minneapolis Gun Rights Advocate Joel Rosenberg Dies

    06/03/2011 12:25:47 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies
    myfoxtwincities.com ^ | 6/3/11 | KMSP staff
    Joel Rosenberg, a Minneapolis gun rights advocate and author of several fantasy novels, has died. His wife, Felicia, posted a message on the “Free Joel Rosenberg” website, saying he died Thursday evening at Hennepin County Medical Center. “On Wednesday afternoon, June 1, 2011, Joel had a respiratory depression that caused a heart attack, anoxic brain damage and major organ failure. Despite the very best efforts of the paramedics and the team at Hennepin County Medical Center, Joel was pronounced brain dead at around 5:37 p.m. Thursday June 2nd, In accordance with his wishes, he shared the gift of life through...
  • Which Document is the Best Defender of American Freedoms - The US Constitution or the Bible?

    04/30/2011 10:00:22 AM PDT · by pinochet · 68 replies · 1+ views
    The American founding father and second President, John Adams, said that "The American Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other". Some foreign countries have tried adopting the US Constitution to govern their nations, but the process has been a disastrous failure. This is because those nations were not founded on bibilical Christianity. When you reflect on it, the idea of the First Ammendment is potentially dangerous. It gives everyone the right to shout the F-word in public, in the presence of children. The second ammendment provides even...
  • Atty. general: Illinois should release FOID card list

    03/01/2011 11:44:46 AM PST · by Abathar · 24 replies
    AP/Chicago Tribune ^ | March 1, 2011 | John O'Connor
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois attorney general says state police must release the name of everyone in the state who is authorized to own a gun. Illinois state police determine who gets a Firearm Owners Identification card, which allows people to own guns. The police have always kept the list private. But Attorney General Lisa Madigan's public access counselor released a letter Monday night saying the information should be public.
  • Feds target 60 hunters in Kansas hunting probe

    09/14/2010 6:09:55 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 53 replies
    AP ^ | 14 Sep 10 | ROXANA HEGEMAN
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP)—The Justice Department is targeting more than 60 hunters across the nation for allegedly poaching deer during guided hunts at Camp Lone Star in Kansas, a court document shows. The scope of the grand jury investigation, believed to be one of the largest criminal prosecutions involving the illegal taking of deer, was made public in a court filing Monday in the federal government’s case against the camp’s owner and his brother, both of Martinsville, Texas. James Bobby Butler Jr., 41, the owner and operator of the hunting club in Coldwater, Kan., and his brother Marlin Jackson Butler, 36,...
  • NRA-Backed "Protecting Gun Owners in Bankruptcy Act of 2010" Passes U.S. House

    07/29/2010 12:00:08 AM PDT · by neverdem · 31 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | July 28, 2010 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683 NRA-Backed "Protecting Gun Owners in Bankruptcy Act of 2010" Passes U.S. House Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Fairfax, Va. -- Today, by a margin of 307-113, a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives voted to amend the federal definition of protected “household goods” to include firearms on the list of items that cannot be seized by creditors in a bankruptcy proceeding. NRA-supported H.R. 5827, offered by U.S. Representative John Boccieri (OH-16), would ensure that a person who files for bankruptcy would not lose the constitutionally- protected means of protecting themselves and...
  • Sandra Hutchens’ Not So Little Tax Problem

    03/29/2010 10:07:09 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 10 replies · 578+ views
    occcws ^ | 3/26/2010
    OCCCWS has learned that Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, shortly before she was promoted to the rank of Captain in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, was the subject of massive tax liens by the very county she served (see the actual documents below). Documents obtained by OCCCWS show that Sheriff Hutchens, then known as Sandra Anderson, along with her former husband, were delinquent in paying property taxes in the amount of more than $36,000 to Los Angeles County. No public record was found showing that these liens were ever directly paid by Sheriff Hutchens and her former husband. This raises troubling...
  • Bills filed to limit access to gun data (Indiana)

    01/04/2010 5:29:19 AM PST · by Abathar · 5 replies · 369+ views
    TMCnet.com ^ | Jan 02, 2010 | Unknown
    SEARCH GUN PERMIT DATABASE State lawmakers submitted a series of bills this week to protect the privacy of Hoosiers who hold gun permits. At least three different bills have been filed, legislators said. The proposed laws would prohibit the Indiana State Police from publicly releasing the names, home addresses and other identifying information about permit holders. Current law allows anybody to purchase the state's full permit database for $32. It includes a permit holder's race, height, hair color, eye color and more. Rep. Peggy Welch, D-Bloomington, Sen. Greg Walker, R-Columbus, and Rep. Mike Murphy, R-Indianapolis, each submitted a bill to...
  • Tea Parties Need to Expand

    10/05/2009 3:08:01 PM PDT · by STD · 14 replies · 769+ views
    self ^ | 10/05/09 | self
    IMHO, we must expand the function of 'routine' Tea Party functions. Our events must include a swap of all registered firearms owned by like minded members that are otherwise strangers. The ultimate purpose of this overt gun swap is to protect our Second Ammendment Right's! Why does the immediate introduction of firearm swaps at all future Tea Party events need to become a national priority? Even though the current healthcare legislation does not contain a 'Public Option' the ZERO Administration is all too willing to compromise in order to get this Healthcare Bill passed into law? We have to ask...
  • Buns and guns: In Wisconsin, group plans picnic to openly carry handguns

    08/17/2009 7:26:41 AM PDT · by Sopater · 15 replies · 1,477+ views
    Mason Valley News ^ | August 14, 2009
    A community picnic - could anything be more American? "They're very proud citizens around here," says Annette Olson of her neighbors in Glenwood City, Wisconsin as she hangs picnic posters around town. But this isn't the church or 4-H gathering some might expect in a small rural Western Wisconsin community. This is a picnic of a different caliber. "The poster talks about our 'open carry' picnic which is on Sunday August 23rd," Annette explains.
  • NEGROES WITH GUNS - The story of how the 2nd Amendment prevented bloodshed in the 60's.

    09/03/2002 6:36:27 PM PDT · by vannrox · 61 replies · 1,969+ views
    Black Man with a Gun ^ | 12/29/01 12:22:27 | Dr. Michael S. Brown of Vancouver, WA
    FROM:Dr. Michael S. Brown of Vancouver, WA TOPIC:"NEGROES WITH GUNS" 12/29/01 12:22:27 The year was 1957. Monroe, North Carolina, was a rigidly segregated town where all levels of white society and government were dedicated to preserving the racial status quo. Blacks who dared to speak out were subject to brutal, sadistic violence. It was common practice for convoys of Ku Klux Klan members to drive through black neighborhoods shooting in all directions. A black physician who owned a nice brick house on a main road was a frequent target of racist anger. In the summer of 1957, a Klan...
  • Pharmacist Defends Actions on National TV [more details of shooting]

    06/02/2009 2:35:20 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 50 replies · 2,380+ views
    News9.com ^ | June 2, 2009 | Staff
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma City pharmacist charged with murder in the shooting death of a teenage would-be robber defended himself on national television Monday night. Jerome Ersland appeared on the O'Reilly Factor on Fox News with his attorney Irven Box. Ersland was charged with murder last week after he shot back at two would-be robbers on May 19 at a south Oklahoma City pharmacy. Prosecutors say Ersland exceeded his legal authority to defend himself by shooting 16-year-old Antwun Parker five times after a first shot rendered the teen unconscious. In his TV appearance last night, Ersland said the teen...
  • Group says Ben Geren Park gun rules are illegal (updated)

    05/12/2009 2:24:47 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 2 replies · 317+ views
    The City Wire ^ | 5/8/09 | The City Wire Staff
    Arkansas Carry has contacted Sebastian County Judge David Hudson, asking him and the Sebastian County Quorum Court to repeal a county rule that bans firearms at Ben Geren Park, according to information provided by Arkansas Carry Vice Chairman Steve Jones. The Sebastian Code rule reads: “It shall be unlawful for any person to introduce or otherwise bring into the Ben Geren Regional Park any firearm or to have within his or her possession a firearm while within the Ben Geren Regional Park unless the person has been given express permission to do so by the administration of the Ben Geren...
  • Obama Gunning for the Second Amendment

    03/18/2009 6:34:45 AM PDT · by Scanian · 27 replies · 1,329+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | March 18, 2009 | Selwyn Duke
    This will seem like a strange way to open a piece of commentary, but the gun owners who voted for Barack Obama believing he respected Second Amendment rights remind me of the bumbling Inspector Clouseau. Specifically, I think of the scene from “The Return of the Pink Panther” in which Clouseau was getting a real dressing down from his superior, Chief Inspector Dreyfus. The issue was that Clouseau had naively stood by talking to a “blind” organ grinder outside a bank while the institution was being robbed. After Dreyfus pointed out that the organ grinder was the lookout for the...
  • The Real Purpose of the Second Ammendment

    12/23/2008 4:20:24 PM PST · by FRGOPPER · 13 replies · 703+ views
    Youtube ^ | ? | Suzanna Gratia-Hupp
    Stumbled across this video on Youtube of Suzanna Hupp's bold testimony on the real reason for the second ammendment. This video is a must see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiz__JEcpzA
  • Maryland Shall Issue Update 8/10/08

    08/11/2008 8:08:55 AM PDT · by fightinbluhen51 · 29 replies · 465+ views
    via email ^ | 8/10/08 | Henry Heymering
    1) Open Carry Lunch - multi-state Saturday, Sept. 13th - 11 AM - Red, Hot & Blue in Leesburg, VA. This is a multi-state (PA, WV, VA, MD and DE) Open carry lunch for any and all members of PAFOA, PA Open Carry, Maryland Shooters.org, Maryland Shall Issue, Delaware Open Carry, West Virginia Citizens Defense League and The Virginians Citizens Defense League. Anyone not associated with these groups are still welcome to join this open carry event. Open carry is recommended and encouraged, but not required. Carry if you feel comfortable; however, remember that Virginia law requires you to open...
  • Dc. V Heller, And The Second Ammendment. Help Me Fight Liberal Bias Plauging My Term Paper!!!!

    05/26/2008 7:41:56 AM PDT · by TheatricalOne · 62 replies · 122+ views
    (Vanity) | Rachel T.
    Hello members of the free republic community. I am currently working on a project for my government 101 class and I am in the dark. I am to write an opinion on D.C V Heller, (in which I side with Heller) but I am inundated with a lack of materials that are not infringed by liberal gun phobia. I am the only one supporting Heller in my class and I am being debated left and right, any idea would be much appreciated so that I am better equipped to fight back. I strongly believe that every American should own a...
  • Poll: Beat the high court: Rule on meaning of Second Amendment (Freep this)

    11/29/2007 8:04:24 PM PST · by editor-surveyor · 28 replies · 130+ views
    Email ^ | November 29, 2007 | Unattributed
    Poll on the meaning of the Second Ammendment: Vote Here
  • Couple Make Burglar Clean Up at Gunpoint

    10/19/2007 3:01:14 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 43 replies · 81+ views
    Associated Press & Comcast ^ | 18 Oct 07 | None
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A burglar in Montgomery chose the wrong family to mess with, literally. Adrian and Tiffany McKinnon returned home on Tuesday after a week away to find that thieves had emptied almost everything the family of five owned, Tiffany McKinnon said through tears. "Tears just rolled down my face as I walked in and saw everything gone and piles of trash all over my home," she said. Adrian McKinnon sent his wife to see her sister while he inspected the piles left behind. As he walked back into the sunroom, a man walked through the back door straight...
  • CT: Gun Sales Rise After Cheshire Home Invasion

    07/27/2007 9:30:36 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 93 replies · 5,631+ views
    WFSB-TV (Connecticut) ^ | 7/26/07 | n/a
    NEWINGTON, Conn. -- State gun sales have shot up in the days after the wife and two daughters of a prominent Connecticut physician were killed, according to a local gun shop owner. Scott Hoffman runs Hoffman's Gun Center on the Berlin Turnpike. In the past few days, following the triple homicide in Cheshire, Hoffman said that people have been rushing to his store to buy guns for themselves and their homes. "They're scared," he said. "They're scared for their own personal safety and their family's safety, their children's safety and they want a way to protect themselves." Hoffman said that...
  • The United States: Well, so much for that idea...

    04/19/2007 8:19:04 AM PDT · by Balt · 12 replies · 433+ views
    The Priestly Pugilist ^ | 4/19/07 | Priestly Pugilist
    Here's an interesting item from the Associated Press: BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A University of Colorado student was arrested after making comments that classmates deemed sympathetic toward the gunman blamed for killing 32 students and himself at Virginia Tech, authorities said. So much for the First Ammendment. Now, let's move on to the Second Ammendment. Here's a pop quiz: Our Founding Fathers sought to guarantee the right to bare arms... (a) so the good people of North Dakota could repell an invasion by Saskatchewan before federal troops could arrive, (b) so good ol' boys could still go hunting unmolested, (c)...
  • Group asks residents to turn in their guns (muslim initiative)

    02/08/2007 7:02:25 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 49 replies · 1,384+ views
    Tuscaloosa News ^ | February 8, 2007 | Lucinda Coulter
    TUSCALOOSA | Members of a community action group are asking residents in west Tuscaloosa to turn in their guns. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, members of the recently formed All for One Tuscaloosa Standing Against Violence will gather at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School to receive guns that residents turn in, said the Rev. Clarence Sutton, president of the Tuscaloosa chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Sutton and Maurice Muhammad, minister of the Nation of Islam Study Group in Tuscaloosa, organized All for One Tuscaloosa last fall after several homicides shook area neighborhoods. Twenty-six homicides were...
  • Gun crime: Labour 'losing control'

    01/29/2007 12:45:40 PM PST · by TC Rider · 41 replies · 991+ views
    Press Association Ltd ^ | Jan 25 | unsourced
    Labour has been accused of losing control of gun crime as new figures show a sharp rise in armed robberies. Guns were used in 4,120 robberies last year - a 10% jump - including a 9% rise to 1,439 in the number of street robberies where guns were used. There was also a rapid and unexplained increase in the number of times householders were confronted in their own homes by armed criminals. Residential firearms robberies show a 46% leap, a record 645 cases in England and Wales - up 204 on the previous year and four times the level recorded...
  • Legislators consider changes to concealed weapons permit laws (CO)

    01/26/2007 12:55:21 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies · 1,159+ views
    The Greeley Tribune ^ | Rebecca Boyle | January 26, 2007
    DENVER -- When lawmakers allowed Coloradans to obtain permits for concealed weapons four years ago, part of the package included a statewide database that tracks who gets them. That database is supposed to expire this year, and at least four bills are floating in the Colorado General Assembly regarding its future. State Sen. Scott Renfroe, R-Greeley, is carrying a bill that would eliminate the database altogether. Other lawmakers have offered bills to the opposite effect. Another Republican testified this week about a bill that would extend its life. State Rep. Al White, R-Winter Park, told the House Judiciary Committee he...
  • The Patriot Post -- Founders' Quote Daily

    10/11/2006 3:22:57 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 9 replies · 300+ views
    The Patriot Post ^ | 06/14/1778 | George Mason
    "[W]hen the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, - who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually, by totally disusing and neglecting the militia." -- George Mason (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 14 June 1778) Reference: The Debates of the Several State..., Elliot, vol. 3 (380)
  • Judges Packing Heat

    09/24/2006 11:38:13 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 19 replies · 1,666+ views
    Good Morning America ^ | September 24, 2006 | no name given at ABC News
    With Courtroom Shootouts Rising, Some Judges Are Toting Guns Beneath Their Robes Sept. 24, 2006 — - When shots rang just outside Judge Cynthia Stevens Kent's courtroom in February 2005, she feared the worst. As people raced for cover in the courthouse, officers sealed the courtroom and raced to get Judge Kent out through the back door -- all as the shootout continued outside. In the bloodbath, two people were killed and four were wounded. The gunman was shot dead after a high speed chase. Because of this horrific episode, Judge Kent carries a gun. "After that day, I'll never...
  • MILITIA, mil ish' ah

    01/12/2006 12:43:17 PM PST · by TC Rider · 14 replies · 329+ views
    The World Book Encyclopedia | 1930 | Unsigned
    MILITIA, mil ish' ah. In its most common application, this term refers to a body of armed citizens. The militia of the United States is made up of all able-bodied male citizens, and all other able-bodied males who have declared their intention of decoming (sic) citizens, who are not under eighteen or over forty-five years of age. All such persons are liable to conscription in time of war, with the exception of certain Federal and state officials, workmen in armories, arsenals, etc., and members of specified religious sects. The militia is subdivided into the National Guard, the naval militia, and...
  • Shooting accidents at home a record low

    12/05/2005 10:45:34 AM PST · by kerryusama04 · 11 replies · 592+ views
    The Post Standard ^ | 12/2/05 | Staff writer Diana LaMattina and staff researcher Jan Dempsey contributed to this report.
    Accidental shootings in the home are at an all-time low, but that's not low enough, said Bill Brassard, director of Project ChildSafe. In 2001, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which is affiliated with Project ChildSafe, a national program to distribute free gun locks, reported that firearms were used in 72 accidental deaths by children younger than 14. That constituted 1.3 percent of all unintentional fatalities in children younger than 14 that year and a 60 percent decrease in such deaths since 1995. Project ChildSafe is an outgrowth of Project HomeSafe, which began in 1999. Although the effort has had success,...
  • When all else fails--blame the Americans

    10/26/2005 6:46:07 PM PDT · by kerryusama04 · 6 replies · 420+ views
    Canada Free Press.com ^ | 10/25/2005 | Arthur Weinreb
    According to the Toronto Star, the Liberal government is set to announce new and tougher laws to fight crime. In addition to proposed new legislation the federal government is also considering suing U.S. gun manufactures for the fact that some of their firearms are smuggled into Canada and used by Canadians to kill other Canadians. Toronto police have estimated that 50 percent of the guns that are found on the streets of Toronto have their origins south of the border. The government intends to sue the manufacturers both in the United States and in Canada if the company has assets...
  • Gun foes warn Florida tourists about new law

    10/04/2005 4:33:31 PM PDT · by proud_yank · 37 replies · 927+ views
    The Globe and Mail (Canada) ^ | Oct 4, 2005 | By CURT ANDERSON
    Gun foes warn Florida tourists about new law By CURT ANDERSON Tuesday, October 4, 2005 Posted at 8:30 AM EDT Associated Press Miami — Clark Ramm sees shades of the Wild West in Florida's new law giving greater legal protections to people who shoot or use other deadly force when threatened or attacked. "It seems like everybody ought to be packing a piece," said Mr. Ramm, a visitor from Ukiah, Calif., who found out about the law Monday from a gun-control group handing out leaflets at Miami International Airport. "I don't know if that's the right thing to do." The...
  • New Orleans Begins Confiscating Firearms as Water Recedes

    09/09/2005 10:47:37 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 65 replies · 1,764+ views
    The New York Times ^ | Sept 8, 2005 | ALEX BERENSON and TIMOTHY WILLIAMS
    NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 8 - Waters were receding across this flood-beaten city today as police officers began confiscating weapons, including legally registered firearms, from civilians in preparation for a mass forced evacuation of the residents still living here. No civilians in New Orleans will be allowed to carry pistols, shotguns or other firearms, said P. Edwin Compass III, the superintendent of police. "Only law enforcement are allowed to have weapons," he said. But that order apparently does not apply to hundreds of security guards hired by businesses and some wealthy individuals to protect property. The guards, employees of private security...