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  • Making a Hash of the Second Amendment

    04/25/2012 1:19:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 25, 2012 | Robert VerBruggen
    Harvard historian Jill Lepore has a piece attacking gun rights in the latest New Yorker, and a follow-up post on the magazine’s website. Most of it is basically what you’d expect: some numbers about gun violence, some horrifying anecdotes about people who’ve misused guns, some reporting from a gun range, some artsy writing (“a gun is a machine made to fire a missile that can bore through flesh”), and an overarching history of the gun-rights movement.More irksome, however, is Lepore’s analysis of the Second Amendment’s meaning. By leaving out or misrepresenting key historical details, she shortchanges the idea that...
  • Politically, gun control is dead

    04/17/2012 8:37:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    timesunion.com ^ | 16 April, 2012 | Adam Winkler
    This week marks five years since the massacre at Virginia Tech, where a mentally ill student, Seung Hui Cho, used two handguns he had bought legally to kill 32 people and wound 25 others. Other than a relatively minor law to improve the national database used for background checks, no significant gun-control legislation followed that tragedy. Since then, there have been several mass shootings, including additional school rampages and the attempted assassination last year of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona. Yet there remains little political will to reform this country's flawed gun-safety rules unless, of course, someone is proposing...
  • Pike County, Illinois Enacts Concealed Carry

    03/23/2012 5:55:06 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 30 replies · 4+ views
    TheOutdoorWire.com ^ | 3/23/2012 | TheOutdoorWire.com
    PASA Park, Barry, IL -- In the election held Tuesday, March 20, 2012, the voters of Pike County, Illinois, approved a firearms concealed-carry ordinance by a 3,214 to 550 margin. It was one of the largest voter turnouts in county history. The ordinance directly contradicts current Illinois state law. As presented on the ballot, the ordinance took effect upon passage, and applies only to Pike County. The ordinance was placed on the ballot by a citizen initiative petition process that garnered three times the number of signatures required by law. The new "Constitutional Carry" Pike County initiative was spearheaded by...
  • Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. Reports Strong First Quarter Bookings (Suspending new orders!)

    Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR), announced today that for the first quarter 2012, the Company has received orders for more than one million units. Therefore, the Company has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new orders. Chief Executive Officer Michael O. Fifer made the following comments: The Companys Retailer Programs that were offered from January 1, 2012 through February 29, 2012 were very successful and generated significant orders from retailers to independent wholesale distributors for Ruger firearms. Year-to-date, the independent wholesale distributors placed orders with the Company for more than one million Ruger firearms. Despite the Companys continuing successful efforts...
  • Pike County voters overwhelmingly approve conceal-carry ordinance(IL)

    03/21/2012 6:06:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    whig.com ^ | 21 March, 2012 | DEBORAH GERTZ HUSAR
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. Pike County voters sent a message Tuesday in favor of gun rights. A question on Tuesday's primary ballot asked whether the county should adopt a constitutional carry of arms ordinance and the answer was resoundingly yes by a vote of 3,214 to 550. Pittsfield chiropractor Dan Mefford spearheaded the ballot issue which he said had wide support from Democrats, Republicans and independent voters. "As far as I'm concerned, it's a poke in the eye for the thieves of liberty," Mefford said. "It's a thing whose time had come." Winning voter approval was key in sending what...
  • Mask Coming Off Coordinated Administration Deception On Guns

    03/19/2012 6:30:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 March, 2012 | David Codrea
    USA --(Ammoland.com)- We need to do this every day of the week and just really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way, then-U.S. Attorney Eric Holder advocated in a 1995 C-SPAN video that surfaced over the weekend on Breitbart.com and has since gone viral in the gun activist community. Comparing it to the way government helped create a stigma for smoking, Holder bragged Now we have people who cower outside of buildings and kind of smoke in private and dont want to admit it. This was consistent with the administration talking points message being promulgated through...
  • Current Status of Right-to-Carry in 2012

    03/15/2012 7:22:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 14 March, 2012 | NRA
    FAIRFAX, Va. --(Ammoland.com)- Self-defense is a fundamental right. The U.S. constitution, the constitutions of 44 states, common law, and the laws of all states recognize the right to use arms in self-defense. RTC laws respect the right to self-defense by allowing individuals to carry firearms for protection. The Supreme Court, striking down the District of Columbias handgun ban in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), ruled that the inherent right of self-defense has been central to the Second Amendment right, and that the amendment protects the individual right to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation. This meaning is...
  • Citizen Dave: Idea of the Week... ban handguns and automatic weapons(WI barf alert)

    03/14/2012 6:51:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    isthmus.com ^ | 13 March, 2012 | Dave Cieslewicz
    Last week it happened again. Another school. Another disturbed young person. Another needless firearm legally purchased. Another good person dead as a result. Last Tuesday, a 28 year-old former Spanish teacher named Shane Schumerth walked into the office of Dale Regan, the principal of the school where he had been recently fired, pulled out an AK-47 assault rifle and killed her before committing suicide. A week earlier, T.J. Lane, a 17 year-old Ohio boy, took out his .22 semi-automatic pistol and killed three people and injured two more. And the week before that, a third-grader grabs the family's legally bought...
  • Buds Gun Shop Sales Reveal the Truth About Guns Sales

    03/10/2012 7:29:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 9 March, 2012 | Nick Leghorn
    Bud’s Gun Shop is my go-to resource when I need to figure out a fair price for a gun or if I’m looking to pick a new one up. Even with shipping and transfer fees they have a tendency to beat out the local competition. Turns out a few other people have the same opinion, and the result is that Bud’s currently has five times more orders for guns than they did the February following the 2008 election. You know — the month after Obama was sworn in, an event many blame for sky high firearms and ammo prices. They...
  • MILLER: Buying ammunition in D.C.

    03/07/2012 12:50:23 PM PST · by servo1969 · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 27, 2012 | Emily Miller
    In Washington, D.C., it is illegal to posses ammunition if you dont have a gun registered. It is also unlawful to have ammo that is not in the same caliber or gauge as your legal gun. The penalty for holding a round of the wrong caliber is up to a year in jail -- as stiff as the punishment for illegal gun possession. So I was very careful not to buy ammunition before I had my legally registered gun at home. Although I wondered about the purpose of the law. Whats the worst I could do with ammo, but no...
  • Iowa House Approves Gun Bills Following Democratic Walkout

    03/02/2012 9:03:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Opposingviews ^ | 29 February, 2012 | NRA
    Wednesday was an eventful day in Des Moines for pro-gun advocates that began with the House Democratic caucus mass exodus from the state capitol in protest of the scheduled consideration of two NRA priority pro-gun bills. Despite the fact the Republican majority had a quorum and could have passed legislation without the Democratic caucus, action was delayed until the caucus returned late in the afternoon. Once normal order was restored, gun owners in the Hawkeye State saw the Right to Keep and Bear Arms state constitutional amendment amended to the original NRA-supported language and passed. Gun owners then saw the...
  • Why Are You Gun Nuts So "Paranoid" About President Obama?

    03/02/2012 5:36:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies · 194+ views
    freelibertywriters.com ^ | 2 March, 2012 | Bruce Krafft
    I’m really really getting tired of the whole “gun nuts are paranoid about President Obama” meme that the antis are pushing. And pushing. And pushing. The latest culprit is Pat Wray, a columnist for the High Country News who wrote in a piece titled A Conversation I Am Looking Forward To Having With The NRA: "So, even when President Obama does exactly what you guys want, signs laws that you had a hand in writing, you still don't give him credit. Did all of you intern at Pravda, or what? Here's what I think. I am truly worried about gun...
  • Shooters rally on rules, firearms rights (NY)

    02/27/2012 10:31:45 AM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies · 1+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | February 26, 2012 | Will Elliott
    Gun owners, possessing firearms for hunting and self-protection, are beset each year with a volley of laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, and judicial decrees that affect their hunting privileges and rights under the Second Amendment. Judges in each county of the state have the discretion to grant pistol permits on the basis of what they deem permissible in their county. New York State allows only carrying a pistol/ handgun that is concealed. Hence, when a person applies for a pistol permit, he or she is offered two basic options: restricted (to hunting or target shooting) or unrestricted (carried concealed on ones...
  • Small Arms Treaty not the biggest UN threat to gun owners

    02/23/2012 10:19:36 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/23/2012 | Doug Book
    Those in a panic over the expected loss of 2nd Amendment rights should the UN Small Arms Treaty be adopted need to understand two very important facts: 1) the Treaty has no chance of garnering the 2/3rds vote necessary for senate approval; and 2) a real UN sponsored threat to gun rights in the US and globally does exist, going under the acronym of ISACS, International Small Arms Control Standards. The UN has been actively working to disarm private individuals and a fair number of nations for thirty years. From its inception in 1982 to the current United Nations Office...
  • FCC chairmans books contain undocumented meetings with left-wing lobbyists

    02/21/2012 4:22:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    daily caller ^ | 2/21/12 | Josh Peterson
    In the months leading up to the Federal Communications Commissions December 21, 2010 net neutrality vote, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowskis appointment book contained two key meetings not listed in Commissions legal filings, The Daily Caller has learned. Genachowskis appointment book, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and provided to TheDC by the National Legal and Policy Center, showed two meetings that were not listed in the Commissions ex parte filings in the month prior to the net neutrality vote. Net neutrality is where Internet traffic management policies of Internet service providers (ISPs) are governed by the FCC....
  • Philadelphia Police Unmercifully Persecute Gun Owner For Just Obeying The Law

    02/22/2012 8:19:38 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 36 replies
    Philadelphia anti gun rights Mayor Michael Nutter had better get the citys checkbook ready as the result of the 18 month persecution of an innocent Open Carry gun owner. The ACLU and a local law firm have just filed a lawsuit against the City to protect a gun owners rights. The State of Pennsylvania issues concealed carry permits. Since its an open carry state, a person openly carrying a handgun in Philadelphia only needs a state issued carry permit. Mark Fiorino was confronted and held by police unlawfully three times over a year and a half period, and was once...
  • Infographic On The Greatest Gun Salesman In America: President Obama

    02/21/2012 3:22:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | February 21, 2012 | Tyler Durden
    American firearm sales and concealed handgun permit applications are at all-time highs since the 2008 election of President Barack Obama. President Obama's perceived hostility towards gun owners has been one of the key factors behind the multi-year financial boom the firearms industry continues to enjoy. In fact, the National Rifle Association (NRA) is actively preparing to work to defeat President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, according to Wayne LaPierre, the CEO of the NRA, who recently said the following at the 2012 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C.: "Lip service to gun owners is just part of a massive...
  • McD: Dont pack heat in national parks

    02/19/2012 8:06:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 99 replies
    seattlepi.com ^ | 17 February, 2012 | Joel Connelly
    In a display of defiance at the U.S. Capitol’s governing gun lobby, Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., and eight colleagues have introduced legislation to reinstate a ban on carrying loaded firearms in America’s national parks. The legislation was prompted by January’s murder of Mt. Rainier National Park ranger Margaret Anderson. Anderson was shot as she set up a road block for a car that didn’t stop at a chain-up checkpoint. By Joe Sebille“The dreadful and deeply saddening event that occurred on Mt. Rainier makes me question why on earth people should be allowed to carry loaded weapons in our national parks,”...
  • Gun sales increase in 2012

    02/19/2012 3:53:04 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 69 replies
    Augusta Chronicle ^ | 19 Feb 2012 | Bianca Cain Johnson
    In the gun business, fear drives sales, and recently, sales have increased. About 300 people have already applied for a Georgia Weapon Carry license in 2012, according to Richmond County Probate Court records. Last year, approximately 1,600 permits were submitted. At the current rate, applications could nearly double 2011s numbers by the end of this year. Kayna Widener was driven to purchase a gun after she saw a man attack a woman outside the Augusta Mall several months ago. She was the only witness to the attack. In this case, the man fled after the victim put up a...
  • Santorum: Freedoms are at stake in presidential election

    02/17/2012 7:48:38 PM PST · by FresnoRobert · 90 replies
    The Middletown Journal ^ | 2/17/2012 | Justin McClelland
    We have to look at the root cause of why the economy is struggling as much as it is, Santorum said. Government intervention. Government regulation. Government taxation. Government is crushing and destroying the American spirit and the American free enterprise system. Santorum said that government spending was impinging on personal freedoms and ultimately chipping away at what made the country great. When the government gets as big as its gotten and starts to take over more of your life, then you get smaller as the individual, you get weaker, you lose control over your lives. You lose the rights that...