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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 3/23/2012 |
    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 ^ | 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 --( 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 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 ^ | 14 March, 2012 | NRA
    FAIRFAX, Va. --( 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Bill proposes massive overhaul to Georgia gun laws

    02/17/2012 5:59:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 16 February, 2012 | Laura Diamond and Christopher Quinn
    Georgians would be allowed to carry concealed weapons in bars, public schools, most government buildings, college campuses and other locations under a sweeping gun bill filed in the House. In addition to banishing many current restrictions, House Bill 981 would prevent police or the National Guard from disarming people during states of emergency, and it would allow citizens to sue if that occurred. Rep. Sean Jerguson, R-Woodstock, one of the bill's co-sponsors, said Thursday that it strikes a balance between the Second Amendment, which guarantees the right to bear arms, and personal property rights. For instance, any church or business,...
  • Handgun proposal means Chicago mayor won't run for governor (IL)

    02/17/2012 8:51:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 16 February, 2012 | Pat Gauen
    Rahm Emanuel does not plan to run for governor of Illinois. Not in 2014. Not ever. His proposal last week to register all Illinois handguns made it obvious. I'm sure that Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago, wouldn't consider taking the step down to governor anyway not any more than his predecessor, Richard M. Daley. You can be sure that Chicago mayors do see it as a demotion. Only one has ever stooped down to the Governor's Mansion and that was almost a century ago: ex-Mayor Edward Fitzsimmons Dunne served as governor from 1913-17. No wonder. Chicago mayors wield enormous...
  • Anti Gun Rights Group Urges Court To Throw Out Challenge To Hawaii Gun Law...And Why They Shouldn't

    02/15/2012 9:49:46 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 2 replies
    In Hawaii, where some of the most repressive gun laws exist, The Hawaii Defense Foundations founding director and president, Christopher Baker, has filed suit against the Honolulu Police Chief, the City Council, and the State of Hawaii saying that his Civil and Constitutional rights to firearms have been violated. His application for a concealed handgun carry permit was denied by the Police department because the Police Department, " Did not believe that the reasons...provided did not constitute sufficient justification to issue a permit." Also In Hawaii, a person who wants to buy a handgun must attend a training course on...
  • Schoenberg announces support for Rahm's gun registry plan(IL)

    02/14/2012 1:10:59 PM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies ^ | 13 February, 2012 | Susan Du
    Illinois state Sen. Jeff Schoenberg (D-Evanston) has endorsed Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to create a statewide gun registry in order to decrease gun violence, according to a news release issued Friday. Emanuel proposed requiring gun owners to register each handgun in their possession at a fee of $65 per gun. Currently, Chicago's gun control laws ban weapon sales in the city and prohibit people from taking guns out of their homes. For 28 years Chicago banned gun ownership entirely, until the U.S. Supreme Court overturned that policy in June 2010. Prospective Illinois gun owners must obtain a firearm owner's...
  • Romney signs off on permanent assault weapons ban (2004)

    02/13/2012 8:54:11 PM PST · by Darren McCarty · 25 replies
    IBerkshires ^ | 7-8-2004
    Governor Mitt Romney has signed into law a permanent assault weapons ban that he says will make it harder for criminals to get their hands on these guns. 'Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts," Romney said, at a bill signing ceremony on July 1 with legislators, sportsmen's groups and gun safety advocates. "These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people." Like the federal assault weapons ban, the state ban, put in place in 1998, was scheduled to expire in September. The new...
  • Oops: Obama judicial appointee says we have right to keep arms, but not to bear them

    02/13/2012 1:19:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 64 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/13/12 | AWR Hawkins, Ph.D
    When Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association (NRA), spoke at CPAC on February 10th, he predicted that if Barack Obama wins a second term it will usher in an all-out attack on the Second Amendment. In so many words, he said the same people who brought us Fast and Furious, a criminal enterprise for which there has yet to be prosecutions, will use four more years to gut constitutional protections on the right to keep and bear arms. And anyone who wonders what this assault on the Second Amendment might look like need look no further...
  • Local Sheriffs Fighting Backs Against Feds' Gun Laws

    02/10/2012 7:42:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Opposingviews ^ | 9 February, 2012 | Larry Pratt
    Richard Mack is well known as the first of eventually six sheriffs to take on the Brady Law. And, much to the delight of pro-gunners around the country, the Supreme Court agreed with Mack in 1995 that the federal government did not have constitutional authority to force state officials to conduct background checks. Mack is no longer in office, but that has not stopped him from staying involved in promoting constitutional issues. He is now taking the lead in informing sheriffs of the authority they have as the chief law enforcement officer in their counties. While this has come as...
  • Rahm Emanuel Wants $65.00 Registration Fee For Every Illinois Handgun.., An Idea For Obama Too?

    02/10/2012 10:33:12 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 14 replies
    Is Rahm Emanuel floating gun control ideas to Obama for use during his second term? Does former Presidential advisor and current Chicago machine politics confidante Rahm Emanuel, with his own personal team of bodyguards, really believe that requiring a $65.00 per handgun registration fee every five years for every handgun owned in Illinois will really have any impact on gun crime in Chicago or anywhere in Illinois? Grooming himself for a run at the Governors office, Emmanuel claims that such a gun registration scheme will make the streets safer. He even thinks that this registration will cut illegal gun sales....
  • City(Chicago)Writes $399,950 Check To Gun Rights Group (HA HA!)

    02/09/2012 9:47:18 AM PST · by Lockbar · 11 replies
    NBC News Chicago ^ | Feb 9, 2012 | Edwaes McClelland
    Earlier this month, the city of Chicago wrote a check for $399,950 to the Second Amendment Foundation, a gun rights group located in Bellevue, Wash. The check was a reimbursement for legal fees the foundation incurred in the McDonald v. Chicago case, which resulted in the United States Supreme Court overturning the citys ban on handguns. The city lost that action, said Julianne Versnel, the foundations director of operations.
  • OMG! OMG! Its a Gun Store! In My Town! OMG!

    02/08/2012 7:16:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 7 February, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    According to columnist Kevin Riordan, DyAnn DiSalvo is an unobservant, self-absorbed childrens book author and illustrator living in Merchantville, New Jersey (a quaint Camden County borough of about 3,800, Merchantville is best known for Victorian architecture). Actually, Riordan doesnt describe her as unobservant and self-absorbed. Thats just the obvious conclusion drawn from reading of her outrage at looking up one day recently and noticing that her small town just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia now sports a gun store. And that its been there for over a year. Which means that something must be done about this. Now....
  • Obamas sneaky treaties

    02/08/2012 9:42:48 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/8/12 | Dick Morris
    President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are entering negotiations over or seeking ratification of five treaties that could radically limit our national sovereignty and the reach of our democratic institutions. Particularly scary is that the treaties, once signed and ratified, have the same status as constitutional law and cannot be altered or eclipsed by Congress or state legislatures. And their provisions must be enforced by U.S. courts. Those who wish to preserve our sovereignty and democratic control over our future must rally to block these treaties, either by pressing Obama and
  • Support for the Second Amendment among Americans continues to rise

    02/08/2012 6:10:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 6 February, 2012 | Joe Eaton
    A recently released Angus-Reid Public Opinion Poll show that "...most people in the United States agree on the meaning of the Second Amendment, and half endorse the 'shall-issue' prerogative to carry concealed weapons in public." This most recent poll (taken January 17 - January 18, 2012) show that support for legal firearm ownership continues to grow. Fully 85% of Americans believe that individuals have the right to keep and bear arms. This belief matches the United States Supreme Court finding in the D.C. vs. Heller case from 2008. Also, now more than half of the United States are supporting concealed...
  • Holder tells Congress the Obama administration wants to ban guns

    02/08/2012 7:21:59 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 73 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9:29 AM 02/08/2012 | By Chris Cox
    Last Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to answer questions about his role in the deadly Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. However, instead of answers, Congress got more defiance, more arrogance, and more wasted time with an attorney general who clearly feels no sense of obligation to the American people or our rule of law. But for all the stonewalling, there was at least one telling moment at this hearing, and it should concern law-abiding gun owners and all Americans who expect accountability from our government. In a rash attempt to...
  • Was the Fairness Doctrine a "Chilling Effect"? Evidence from the Postderegulation Radio Market

    02/05/2012 4:47:42 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 18 replies
    Journal of Legal Studies (Direct source of the study PDF download) ^ | January 1997 | Thomas W. Hazlett and David W. Sosa
    The stated rationale for the Fairness Doctrine was to encourage more information to be aired by radio and TV stations, on the theory that private broadcasters would tend to underprovide a public good-news about important social issues. Yet, the danger has been seen, at the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal Communications Commission, and elsewhere, that there exists a potentially unconstitutional "chilling effect": the prospect of having to award equal (unpaid) time to dissenting points of view institutes a tax on controversial speech. In that the Doctrine was abolished in 1987, the radio market now allows us to observe licensees' unregulated...
  • Calls for Gun Control in Wake of Fast and Furious Ignore Current Law

    02/02/2012 11:08:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 2+ views
    Heritage ^ | 2/2/12 | Lachlan Markay
    Attorney General Eric Holder used his testimony before a House committee on Thursday to tout the supposed need for new gun control laws to prevent gun walking, or the transportation of firearms across the Southern border. But he and members of the committee ignored existing laws that already accomplish Holders ostensible goals. That is why we need a stronger gun trafficking law, Holder said in response to questions about recourse against officials who signed off on the gun walking tactic. The tactic was integral to Operation Fast and Furious, which allowed the transportation of roughly 2,500 firearms into...
  • The 2nd Amendment: A Concealed Carry Permit

    01/25/2012 9:18:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 24 January, 2012 | AWR Hawkins
    When Obama was running for president in 2008, he promised to fundamentally change America a phrase which lucid Americans took as meaning he was going to bring his leftist agenda to bear on us all. And if Obama has had any success as president, its certainly been his success in changing us fundamentally from a nation under law to a nation that often looks lawless. From a nation in which one feels secure into a nation in which more and more people are feeling that their security is in their own hands (literally). And this has led not only...
  • New York gun law triggers confusion, arrests for visitors (NYC shoots its tourism foot!)

    01/23/2012 11:46:03 AM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | January 21, 2012 | Susan Candiotti and Ross Levitt
    Tough New York gun law stirs debate Ryan Jerome was arrested when he tried to security-check his pistol The former Marine has a permit for the gun in his home state, but he was visiting New York The state requires that gun-toting visitors have a New York-issued permit People carrying guns are arrested even though they have permits from their home states NEW YORK (CNN) -- An online campaign in support of a former U.S. Marine -- arrested for attempting to security-check his pistol while visiting the Empire State Building -- is bringing new attention and a fair amount of...
  • News Archives Prove Gun Control Laws Will Fail

    01/20/2012 7:35:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 20 January, 2012 | Peter Gadiel
    The scheme known as Fast and Furious is, for the moment, out of the headlines. It is to be hoped that this will change, since U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered with one of the thousands of weapons that Attorney General Holder and others conspired to allow Mexican drug cartels to purchase in Arizona in violation of U.S. law. Since various Administration officials have lengthy records of extremist anti-Second Amendment activism it's no surprise that, as CBS News revealed, they utilized Fast and Furious to mobilize public opinion in support of harsher gunlaws . Some members of the...
  • Jackpot: The murmur is register to vote and protect SCOTUS

    01/18/2012 7:08:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 17 January, 2012 | Dave Workman
    LAS VEGAS To chat with many of the firearms retailers and other firearms industry folks at the annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show here, one might get the impression that it is not only the biggest firearms trade show in the country, it is also something of a grassroots political gathering. This column discussed the election overtones earlier. The talk today began with casual chat involving one of the many knife people here, and it quickly turned to the political picture. This column was urged, nay, implored, to stress the necessity for firearms people to be sure...
  • Councilmen Oppose City Gun Resolution (NYC Council opposes concealed carry reciprocity, H.R. 822.)

    01/16/2012 1:18:21 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies
    The Queens Tribune (NYC) ^ | Jan. 12, 2012 | ROSS BARKAN
    While most City legislators have taken aim at protecting the Citys stringent gun laws, two Queens councilmen have put more lax gun laws in their sights. Queens Councilmen Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) and rising GOP star Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) have joined Staten Island Republicans Vincent Ignizio and James Oddo to oppose a Council resolution that voiced its displeasure with a bill approved in the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would allow a resident of one state who has a license to carry a concealed handgun to carry that gun in a different state, regardless of individual state law....
  • Federal Court Upholds Obama/Holder Gun Registration Scheme; Congressional Action Needed

    01/13/2012 5:44:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 25 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | January 13, 2012 | NA
    11250 Waples Mill Road Fairfax, Virginia 22030 800-392-8683 Federal Court Upholds Obama/Holder Gun Registration Scheme; Congressional Action Needed Friday, January 13, 2012 Moments before this alert was to go out, a federal district court in Washington, D.C. issued a ruling upholding an Obama administration policy that requires federally licensed firearms retailers in states bordering Mexico to report multiple sales of semi-automatic rifles. The case was brought by two NRA-backed firearms retailers and by the National Shooting Sports Foundation acting on behalf of its affected members. Plaintiffs plan to appeal immediatelybut in the meantime, your help is urgently...
  • White House mum about guns on Giffords anniversary

    01/09/2012 5:55:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 7 January, 2012 | Neil Munro
    Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head last Jan. 8, but the White House is downplaying the likelihood of any White House campaign-trail effort to restrict gun ownership. I dont have anything new for you, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Thursday when asked about the anniversary. Its a solemn occasion. Its a remarkable recovery that Congresswoman Giffords has made, but we can never forget the lives lost on that day, he added. President Barack Obamas poll ratings are low, especially in swing-states, and hes shown no willingness to publicly challenge or antagonize gun-owners or other critical...
  • Free Americans Buy 10,800,000+ Guns in 2011 ~ Message Dont F-with USA

    01/04/2012 2:16:24 PM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 January, 2012 | Fredy Riehl
    Manasquan, NJ --( Recent statistics released by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) report that for nineteen straight months, and that includes all of 2011, American men & women bought over 10,800,000 plus firearms. This number based on the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System, better know as NICS, and is the adjusted NICS data derived by the NSSF research division subtracting out NICS purpose code permit checks used by several states such as Kentucky, Iowa and Utah for carrying concealed weapon (CCW) permit application checks as well as checks on active CCW permit databases. The final number, of...
  • Prison not enough for peaceable armed citizen, Bloomberg smears her with lie(NY)

    01/04/2012 7:04:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 122 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 January, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    On December 22, registered nurse and fourth-year medical student Meredith Graves, from Tennessee, was visiting the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. Ms. Graves, rather than abdicating responsibility for her security to others, was carrying a defensive handgun, as she is licensed to do in Tennessee. That, unfortunately, avails her nothing in New York. When she saw the "No Guns" sign before entering, she did her best to comply with the law, asking a security guard where she could check her gun. The guard directed her to a police officer, who promptly arrested her for violation of New York's laws...
  • New York Lawmakers Reportedly Ask for Mercy for Tourist Arrested With Gun at 9/11 Memorial

    01/02/2012 7:16:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies ^ | 30 December, 2011 | NA
    New York lawmakers are reportedly asking the Manhattan District Attorney's Office to show mercy to a Tennessee tourist who was arrested for bringing a gun to the 9/11 Memorial. City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr., D-Queens, chairman of the Public Safety Committee, personally asked Cyrus Vance Jr.s office not to push for the 3 1/2-year minimum sentence for Meredith Graves, 39, the New York Post reports. By prosecuting this woman and seeking 3 1/2 years of jail, we are shooting our own [gun-control] efforts in the foot and giving the rest of the country ammunition, Vallone said. Graves had a .32-caliber...
  • Mystery Company Is Rapidly Acquiring U.S. Gun and Ammo Manufacturers

    01/01/2012 9:31:54 AM PST · by qaz123 · 49 replies ^ | December 8th, 2011 | Mac Slavo
    Reports that a mysterious company has been buying up U.S. gun manufacturers have been popping up on the internet for several months. When we first learned of the possibility that a single company was rapidly acquiring companies like Bushmaster, Remington, and Marlin Firearms we immediately suspected that something was amiss. Apparently, we were not alone, because others were thinking the same thing. One rumor that popped up was that global financier George Soros, historically an anti-gun advocate, was behind the moves, and that he was positioning the gun industry to reduce pro-gun lobbying efforts. This prompted the National Rifle Association...
  • The Obama Administration is Planning a Second-Term Attack on Gun Rights

    12/29/2011 12:41:49 PM PST · by lbryce · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 14, 2011 | Wayne LaPierre
    Obama administration officials are deliberately keeping gun owners in the dark about the presidents gun-control agenda as we head into next years national election, because administration officials know that when NRA members and gun owners show up at the polls en masse, anti-gun candidates lose. The Obama campaigns strategy goes like this: Neutralize gun owners and NRA members as a political force in the upcoming national election by pretending to be pro-gun or at least not focused on pushing a gun-control agenda; With gun owners neutralized, Obama will be able to win the election. After the president is re-elected, he...
  • Obama Administration Endangered Lives to Justify Gun Control

    12/20/2011 1:51:29 PM PST · by neverdem · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/20/2011 | Chris W. Cox
    In all of my years fighting on behalf of the National Rifle Association to defend the Second Amendment, I never thought I would see a White House so vehemently opposed to gun ownership that it would be willing to arm violent criminals and endanger American lives in pursuit of a gun control agenda. Readers will recall that a little over two months ago, in this same space, I wrote: "I would like to believe that President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder no matter how much they oppose our Second Amendment rights would never break the law...
  • The 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution was adopted on this date, December 15, 1791

    12/15/2011 10:51:50 AM PST · by South40 · 13 replies
    Vanity | 12/15/2011
    The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution guarantees the American people the right to keep and bear arms. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, exactly 220-years ago today.
  • Behavior by Department of Justice Officials May Lead to Impeachment

    12/09/2011 6:35:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | December 9, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    It was a very uncomfortable Thursday for Attorney General Eric Holder on Capitol Hill as he testified before the House Judiciary Committee about Operation Fast and Furious. If it wasnt clear that Fast and Furious was implemented as a way to push more gun control measures without the consent of Congress, its crystal clear now. Continued stonewalling from the Justice Department had Rep. James Sensenbrenner talking about impeachment Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee Democrat John Conyers called for the enforcement of new gun control measures pushed through the Justice Department in July without the approval of Congress, requiring...