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  • When They Come For Your Guns, You Will Turn Them Over

    08/13/2012 9:58:08 PM PDT · by blam · 631 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 8-13-2012 | Jim Karger
    When They Come For Your Guns, You Will Turn Them OverAugust 13, 2012 By Jim Karger “When they come for my gun, they will have to pry it out of my cold, dead hands,” is a common refrain I often hear from the Neo-Cons when there is a threat, credible or otherwise, that the US government is going to take their firearms. And, when I hear this crazy talk, I agree with them openly. “You are right. They will pry your gun from your cold dead hands,” which I often follow with the question, “And where will that leave you...
  • 7 Things to Expect If Obama Is Elected to a Second Term

    08/14/2012 4:11:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2012 | John Hawkins
    "This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility." -- Barack Obama So far, the message of the Obama campaign essentially seems to be, "I'm unable to effectively govern because Republicans won't do everything I want. Re-elect me so I can deliver more of the same. Oh, also Paul Ryan wants to push old people off a cliff while Mitt Romney will give you cancer." That doesn't tell you much about what Obama would try to do in his second term, but given that he appears to be largely indifferent to the law and the wishes of...
  • DHS Orders 750 Million More Rounds Of Ammo

    08/13/2012 9:41:43 AM PDT · by Errant · 151 replies
    The Alt-Market.com ^ | 13 August, 2012 | various
    The federal government, specifically the Department of Homeland Security, is buying up huge amounts of ammunition and there seems to be no end in sight. Again, this is nothing new as the DHS has refused to explain their purchase of 450 million hollow points and has ordered "up to" 650-750 million rounds of ammo and also seems to be looking for more weapons as well. Link to solicitation
  • One more time: FR's God-given Life & Liberty constitutional conservative activism agenda!!

    08/12/2012 6:47:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 113 replies
    Aug 12, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Seems I have to re-post this from time-to-time as a reminder: As a conservative site, Free Republic is pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-Constitution, pro-Bill of Rights, pro-gun, pro-limited government, pro-private property rights, pro-limited taxes, pro-capitalism, pro-national defense, pro-freedom, and-pro America. We oppose all forms of liberalism, socialism, fascism, pacifism, totalitarianism, anarchism, government enforced atheism, abortionism, feminism, homosexualism, racism, wacko environmentalism, judicial activism, etc. We also oppose the United Nations or any other world government body that may attempt to impose its will or rule over our sovereign nation and sovereign people. We believe in defending our BORDERS, our constitution, our liberty...
  • Nugent Bets Bill O’Reilly $10,000 He Can NOT Buy a Machine Gun in 30 Days

    08/11/2012 7:23:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 54 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 August, 2012 | NA
    Louisiana --(Ammoland.com)- When it comes to guns, there is plenty of spin in Bill O’Reilly’s “No Spin Zone.” The zone has been infected with a bad case of yellow journalism. Mr. O’Reilly is either woefully ignorant of the most basic of firearm laws, nomenclature, rules and requirements, or he has a clear anti-gun agenda and is a willing puppet for those who want to end the Second Amendment. Mr. O’Reilly recently stated on his TV program, “The O’Reilly Factor,” that anyone in America can go out and buy a machine gun or bazooka without any reporting requirements at all. Are...
  • Interview request to Ohio mayor sets off alarms for Bloomberg, Media Matters(Gun Control)

    08/11/2012 8:22:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9 August, 2012 | Jesse Hathaway
    Before responding to a May 2012 interview request from conservative news organization Media Trackers Ohio, an employee of Columbus, Ohio Mayor Michael Coleman forwarded the request to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office and a liberal D.C. consultant, who immediately alerted liberal organization Media Matters for America. The Coleman staffer, R. Lee Roberts, is the Ohio chairman of Mayor Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), a pro-gun control lobbying group. Coleman, a Democrat, receives a salary from MAIG but works from Coleman’s office and participates in a taxpayer-funded retirement plan. Media Trackers has since used public records to prove Roberts...
  • Americans Endorse Right to Bear Arms, But Half Call for Stricter Gun Laws

    08/08/2012 6:48:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies
    More than seven-in-ten respondents believe the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle should only be used by the police and other authorized persons. Nine-in-ten Americans maintain their views on the Second Amendment, but a majority of gun owners and non-gun owners alike believe that the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle should only be used by the police and other authorized persons, a new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll has found. The online survey of a representative national sample of 1,010 American adults also found that support for the “shall-issue” prerogative to carry concealed weapons in public has increased over the past six months. Second Amendment...
  • Aurora theater shooting: Diana DeGette pushes bill to restrict online ammo sales

    08/07/2012 3:24:56 PM PDT · by holymoly · 21 replies
    Denver Westworld ^ | Aug. 7 2012 | Sam Levin
    Since James Holmes fired shots into a movie theater in Aurora, killing twelve people, politicians across the country have launched heated debates about gun control. Now, Representative Diana DeGette has entered the fray with proposed legislation that she says could help prevent this kind of tragedy in the future. The bill would limit people's ability to anonymously purchase unlimited quantities of ammunition over the Internet, and would also require that ammunition dealers report bulk sales to law enforcement. This legislation, which DeGette introduced with Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), is one of the first direct policy initiatives after the Aurora shooting...
  • Why? Why Aurora, Ft. Hood, Gabby Giffords, VA Tech...(Blech!)

    08/07/2012 2:30:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Patch ^ | July 24, 2012 | Heather Borden Herve
    Will it ever stop? Not at the rate we’re going. Will it stop with absolutist arguments from either side on the gun debate? Not with the ‘You’ll-only-pry-this-weapon-out-of-my-cold-dead-hands’ mentality nor with the ‘Make-all-guns-illegal' argument either. Why? Why does Aurora happen? What does it say about us as a culture, that this kind of thing happens here? That it happens here more than it happens any other place in the world? We’re not at war at home. We’re not in a place where suicide bombings happen, and we’re not currently engaged in a religious or territorial war within our own borders. Why...
  • Obama: “I don’t believe people should be able to own guns.” (blast from the past--2008)

    08/07/2012 12:26:41 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 17 replies
    Michael Medved Show via FreeRepublic ^ | October 17, 2008 | David Bose Interview with John Lott
    The following is from an interview of John Lott by Dave Bose, substituting for Michael Medved on the Michael Medved radio show. Lott is currently a professor at the University of Maryland and is the author of "More Guns, Less Crime" and "Freedomonics." Lott taught at the University of Chicago the same time Obama was an instructor at Chicago. The transcript picks up approximately half way through the audio file... Dave Bose: Just before the break, Professor Lott, I was mentioning that actually know Barack Obama. You met at the college. John Lott: We were both at the University of...
  • Lautenberg’s ammo ban bill would strip away long-standing privacy protections

    08/07/2012 6:20:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    monachuslex.com ^ | 6 August, 2012 | John Pierce
    Over the course of my last several articles, I have written about the rush by Democratic senators to use the Aurora tragedy as a means of advancing their gun-control agenda. The first bill to emerge was an amendment to the Cybersecurity bill drafted by Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer, Frank Lautenberg, Barbara Boxer, Jack Reed, Bob Menendez, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Dianne Feinstein, which would have banned the sale, transfer or possession of normal capacity magazines. Thankfully, the Cybersecurity bill failed to pass the Senate. Following close on the heels of the Cybersecurity amendment, Democratic Senators Frank Lautenberg and Dianne Feinstein announced...
  • If You Love Liberty You Might be a Terrorist

    08/07/2012 11:14:37 AM PDT · by fwdude · 11 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | Gary DeMar
    A report on terrorism in the United States has been published by the Department of Homeland Security. The authors of the report are Gary LaFree, director of START and professor of criminology at the University of Maryland, and Bianca Bersani, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. The goal of the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) program is to sponsor research that will aid the intelligence and law enforcement communities in identifying potential terrorist threats and support policymakers in developing prevention efforts. And what should law enforcement agencies being looking for when it comes to...
  • WH: DOJ will work on background checks for guns until Congress passes gun laws

    08/06/2012 10:32:29 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 101 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 8/6/12 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama’s spokesman blamed Congress for the lack of stronger gun control legislation and promised that the Justice Department would improve background checks to enhance security. The president’s approach is that we should work with Congress when possible and administratively when allowed,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters when asked about strengthening gun control laws — laws that must respect Second Amendment rights, he said.
  • Do we really need to own guns? (Yes, he's serious)

    08/05/2012 2:26:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2012 | Joseph Cotto
    Following the Aurora shooting, the subject of gun control has returned to our national dialogue. Earlier this week, I wrote about my plan for firearms safety. The article itself was quite popular in terms of readership, but not so much when it came to reader commentary. What I proposed was quite simple; that a thirty day waiting period for firearm sales be mandated by the government. During this time, law enforcement officials would conduct a series of comprehensive background checks on all purchasers. If nothing negative were to turn up, then an individual could retrieve his or her gun after...
  • Point of View: Why gun control wouldn't eliminate mass killings

    08/05/2012 7:36:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    jacksonville.com ^ | 5 August, 2012 | Cathy Young
    In the wake of the horrific mass shooting in an Aurora, Colo., many are urging a new conversation on gun control while others acknowledge with bitter resignation that no meaningful action to restrict guns will be taken because the will for it just isn’t there. Support for tighter gun laws has dropped sharply over the past 20 years, and gun rights groups have far more political clout than gun control advocates. Liberal and left-leaning websites are full of comments lamenting America’s barbaric gun culture and Americans’ irrational attachment to firearms. Yet a closer look at the facts shows that it’s...
  • Gun sales see surge in southern New Hampshire

    08/05/2012 7:36:16 AM PDT · by Qbert · 6 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 8/4/2012 | SIMON RIOS
    HUDSON — Gun sales in Colorado skyrocketed immediately after the shooting deaths of 12 people at a movie theater early Friday, July 20. Background checks for firearm buyers in Colorado were reportedly 25 percent higher than the average Friday-to-Sunday period in 2012 and 43 percent higher than they were during the week before the shooting. In New Hampshire, an increase in gun sales was also seen, but it was mostly along the southern tier of the state. Mike Goyette, owner of Pete's Guns and Tackle in Hudson, said gun sales were up 30 percent in the wake of the massacre....
  • Governor Quinn violates U.S. and Illinois constitutions simultaneously

    08/02/2012 10:03:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 August, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    On Tuesday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn sent S. 681--a heretofore utterly uncontroversial, modestly pro-gun bill that had passed with overwhelming bipartisan support--back to the General Assembly with an "amendatory veto." The amendatory veto process is a power granted to Illinois governors allowing them to make changes to bills that have passed. If a simple majority in each chamber accepts the governor's changes, the altered bill becomes law. If three fifths of each chamber (36 of the state's 59 senators, and 71 of the 118 representatives) vote to override the veto, the original bill becomes law. If neither happens, the bill...
  • gun control vanity

    07/31/2012 9:37:42 PM PDT · by RC one · 6 replies
    8/1/12 | RCone
    I think this is probably my first vanity post here and I've been here for a while. I thought maybe this was worth posting though. There's a popular gun control e-mail letter that shows up every now and then and discusses the relationship between gun control and various (primarily left wing) government genocides. I thought it might be fun to include a greatly expanded version of this letter which includes pictures and links to supporting documentation which helps to, well, support the veracity of the original letter. Here is one version of the original letter:1-----Nazi Germany established gun control in...
  • Obama will 'evaluate' bill to ban online munition sales

    07/31/2012 4:12:59 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 30, 2012 | Susan Crabtree
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that President Obama will "evaluate" a new bill that would ban online ammunition sales in the wake of the shooting massacre in Aurora, Colo. That left 12 dead and dozens more injured. During the daily press briefing, Mr. Earnest was asked whether Mr. Obama supports the measure, which aims to end sales of unlimited amounts of ammunition on the Internet and other mail orders. The bill also would force ammunition dealers to report large sales of bullets and other munitions to law enforcement authorities
  • Obama ‘evaluates’ multiple gun control bills advanced by Senate Democrats

    07/31/2012 7:20:59 AM PDT · by JohnPierce · 18 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | July 31, 2012 | John Pierce
    In the wake of the tragic ‘Dark Knight’ attack in Aurora Colorado, the media and gun control advocates (but I repeat myself) seem determined to push the Democratic Party into renewing its push for more gun control. And there is no shortage of Democratic candidates willing to oblige regardless of the damage it might do to their party this fall. While President Obama and his advisors see the political dangers of such legislation in a tough election cycle, the Democratic leadership in the Senate seems unable to contain themselves. Following on the heels of an amendment to the Cybersecurity bill...
  • [IL Governor] Quinn (D) Pushes for Assault Weapon Ban

    07/31/2012 4:27:08 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 37 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12:26 p.m. CDT, July 31, 2012 | By Ray Long and Monique Garcia
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn is renewing a push in Illinois to ban assault weapons in the wake of the killings at a Colorado theater that left 12 dead and dozens more wounded. The Democratic governor also revealed plans today to propose a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines in Illinois. He said in a letter to all state lawmakers that he supports the U.S. Constitution's 2nd Amendment right to bear arms, but the "proliferation of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines undermines public safety and the right of personal security of every citizen." The proposal comes in the form...
  • Enough Propaganda About Gun Control (Thomas Sowell)

    08/01/2012 1:04:57 AM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 31 July 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    By Thomas Sowell, senior fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Since so many in the media cannot resist turning every tragedy into a political talking point, it was perhaps inevitable that (1) someone would try to link the shooting rampage at the "Batman" movie in Colorado to the tea party, and that (2) some would try to make it a reason to impose more gun control laws. Too many people in the media cannot seem to tell the difference between reporting the news and creating propaganda. NBC News apparently could not resist doctoring the transcript of the conversation between George Zimmerman...
  • Obama Administration To Increase Fast & Furious After Aurora Shootings

    07/31/2012 4:33:30 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | 7/27/2012 | Staff
    The Obama Administration: Where Irony Goes To Die The only saving grace of having a president devoid of principles, experience, or class is that he and his sycophants, when under pressure, routinely push forward statements and ideas that are so bizarre as to be unbelievable outside a very low-brow comedy routine. For instance. Having suffered through 40 months of economic mismanagement unlike anything we’ve experienced since FDR, we’re told by the president, with no apparent sense of irony, that the private sector is “doing fine” and it is the government sector, that sector which is loss center on the national...
  • Bowing low to the People of the Gun (pathetic barf alert)

    07/30/2012 7:04:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 64 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | 29 July, 2012 | LAURA WASHINGTON
    A semiautomatic assault rifle, anyone? How about a few thousand rounds of ammo? On July 20, those weapons of choice killed 12 innocents at the Century 16 Theatre in Aurora, Colo. The shooter legally bought an AR-15 assault rifle, three other guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition, according to police. In America, acquiring a lethal assault rifle is almost as easy as picking up a buttered popcorn at the movies. The communities of Aurora, Columbine, Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois University and Chicago’s South and West sides know that. The families of thousands of murdered and injured souls get it....
  • Average Americans don't need assault weapons

    07/29/2012 8:40:38 PM PDT · by redreno · 148 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun July 29, 2012 | By Roland Martin, CNN Contributor
    CNN) -- To all of you gun lovers, feel free to go buy your Glock, shotgun, hunting rifle, .22 pistol, .357 Magnum or any of the other guns at your disposal. But you do not need an AK-47. For some, it's too soon to discuss gun reform, a little more than one week after the mass killings in Aurora, Colorado. I disagree. Too many Americans are being killed by guns every day; this most recent heinous tragedy should not keep us from having a rational debate.
  • Dem lawmakers to announce bill limiting online ammo sales

    07/29/2012 3:38:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 142 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2012 | Meghashyam Mali
    Two Democratic lawmakers on Monday will announce new legislation to regulate the online and mail-order sale of ammunition. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (N.J.) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (N.Y.) said the new law would make the sale of ammunition “safer for law-abiding Americans who are sick and tired of the ease with which criminals can now anonymously stockpile for mass murder,” in a statement released Saturday. The lawmakers cite the recent movie massacre in Aurora, Colo. for spurring their bill. “The shooter who killed 12 and injured 58 in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater this month had purchased over 6,000 rounds of...
  • Obama: “I Don’t Believe People Should Be Able To Own Guns”

    07/29/2012 10:45:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 80 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 7/28/12 | Laura Ingraham
    Laura Ingraham interviewed gun rights advocate John Lott. He recounted a conversation with then-Senator Obama who told Lott: “I don’t believe people should be able to own guns.”
  • Why Liberals Will Try To Take Your Guns

    07/29/2012 10:54:54 AM PDT · by 1pitech · 17 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 07-28-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    This is an excerpt from the Conscience of Kansas radio program on KRMR The Patriot 105.7FM with host Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson.
  • Assault Weapons: Facts vs. Fiction

    07/29/2012 7:09:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that John Lott has changed the national debate on gun control. His rigorous research and prolific pen have exposed the slip-shod analysis of anti-Constitution advocates. I’ve cited his work on several occasions. Lott explained how anti-gun laws facilitated the terrorist attack at Fort Hood. Defender of Liberty Writing after the Tucson shootings, Lott explained the benefits of concealed-carry laws. In the aftermath of the Heller decision, Lott explained how more guns resulted in less crime in DC. Lott explained how gun control made Jamaica a more dangerous country. It’s now time to...
  • Gun Control Laws Only Control the Law Abiding

    07/28/2012 5:55:57 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 12 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-27 13:06:17 | Michael R Shannon
    Just like the majority of police officers who never have to fire their gun during the course of a career, most civilians will never be shot at while watching a movie, browsing in a shopping mall or attending school. But for those few that do have the misfortune to be an unwilling participant in an ambush here are a few rules of thumb you may find useful.The police can't protect you. The Aurora, CO police force is a fine, highly motivated department - I know because the police association was formerly my client. There were officers already at the...
  • What everyone forgets when debating gun control

    07/28/2012 5:51:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    renewamerica.com ^ | 28 July, 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    In the wake of the Aurora mass shooting, the usual pattern is playing out with respect to gun control. People such as Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Piers Morgan and Bill Moyers are beating the drum to restrict firearm ownership, as others try to beat them back. One side says we'd be safer if guns were rarer; the other says that more guns equal less crime. One side says guns kill people, the other that people kill people. Facts and feelings are bandied back and forth (although one side specializes in the facts and the other in the feelings), but in all...
  • Obama partially backpedals on gun control speech while Senate Dems surge ahead

    07/28/2012 6:40:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    monachuslex.com ^ | 27 July, 2012 | John Pierce
    “Obama still wants Congress to reinstitute a federal ban on military-style assault weapons … but the president is not and has not been pushing for that ban … There are things that we can do short of legislation and short of gun laws.” - White House Press Secretary Jay Carney In yesterday’s column, I noted that President Obama seems to be responding to pressure from gun control advocates in a way that he has previously avoided. I must not have been the only one to sense the change in the political winds flowing from the White House because today, White...
  • Krauthammer Schools Entire 'Inside Washington' Panel on 'The Cowardice of the Democrats'

    07/28/2012 11:34:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 28, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer perfectly demonstrated Friday why three liberal media members are no match for one conservative armed with the facts. During a discussion about gun control on PBS's Inside Washington, Krauthammer gave fellow panelists Colby King, Mark Shields, and Nina Totenberg a much-needed education on "the cowardice of the Democrats" regarding this issue (video follows with transcript and commentary, file photo): Krauthammer Schools Entire 'Inside Washington' Panel on the 'Cowardice of the Democrats' MARK SHIELDS, PBS: Why is it that after Katrina, we say, “We have to do something about the levees?” After 9/11, we agreed we have...
  • UN states fail to reach global arms trade treaty (Gun Grab Failed for Now)

    07/27/2012 6:00:54 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    wdrb ^ | Posted: Jul 27, 2012 6:03 PM MDT Updated: Jul 27, 2012 6:04 PM MDT | EDITH M. LEDERER
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Member states failed to reach agreement Friday on a new U.N. treaty to regulate the multibillion dollar global arms trade, and some diplomats and supporters blamed the United States for triggering the unraveling of the monthlong negotiating conference. Hopes had been raised that agreement could be reached on a revised treaty text that closed some major loopholes by Friday's deadline for action. -snip- The U.N. General Assembly voted in December 2006 to work toward a treaty regulating the growing arms trade, with the U.S. casting a "no" vote. In October 2009, the Obama administration reversed the...
  • UN Arms Treaty Dead

    07/27/2012 6:05:39 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 78 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2012 | James S. Robbins
    Talks over the UN Arms Trade Treaty fell apart today, effectively killing the agreement. The Arms Trade Treaty Legal Blog reports that the process seemed to be moving to completion when the United States requested an extension to the time to negotiate the agreement. This opened the door to other countries to begin registering objections, and it soon became clear that reaching agreement within the allowed timeframe would be impossible. The proposed treaty, which raised considerable domestic opposition from gun rights advocates in the United States, died before it had a chance to become a threat. As a delegate from...
  • 101 Reasons Why You NEED an “Assault Weapon”

    07/27/2012 8:14:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 July, 2012 | Evan Nappen
    Eatontown, NJ --(Ammoland.com)- When I was Counsel to the NJ Coalition of Sportsman I wrote this piece for the April, 1991 issue of the THE GUARDIAN which was the group’s newsletter. It was later published by Harper’s magazine. Here is an updated version as the issue is being pushed again by the blood dancing anti-gunners. A question we are all tired of hearing in the so-called “debate” over so-called “assault weapons” is, “why does anybody need one?” Here is the answer once and for all. You need an assault weapon— * 1. to help continue the American tradition of citizen/soldier....
  • The AR-15 Is The Number One Selling Rifle In The U-S

    07/27/2012 3:49:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 185 replies
    wkrg.com ^ | 26 July, 2012 | Pat Peterson
    ELBERTA, Summerdale -- President Obama's decision to talk gun control and discuss a ban on assault weapons are hot topics along the Gulf Coast. Despite the tragic, shooting massacre in Colorado, gun shops continue to sell AR-15's and AK-47's to gun enthusiasts and sportsmen. The AR-15 is NOT widely used in crime. According the FBI, of the 199 homicides recorded in Alabama in 2010, handguns were used in 112, hands, fists or feet were used in 17, knives were used in 23....none were committed with a rifle. Gun control has and will be debated for decades...an issue now on presidential...
  • Some Constitutional Amendments Are More Equal Than Others(uber barf alert)

    07/27/2012 4:13:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | 26 July, 2012 | Andrew Cohen
    As the political debate about gun violence finally sounds out across the country in the wake of last week's Colorado theater massacre, as President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney begin to stake out their positions, I keep coming back in my mind to the ways in which America has treated gun rights differently from other rights since September 11, 2001. On paper, all constitutional amendments may be equal. But in practice, some amendments are more equal than others. And no amendment has been more equal in the past 11 years than the Second Amendment. There is a...
  • Romney Renews His Support For Gun Control, 23 July: "That's the kind of legislation I like"

    07/27/2012 6:19:33 AM PDT · by xzins · 133 replies
    27 Jul 12 | Xzins
    Is it possible that Mitt is an inexperienced and undisciplined candidate, or should we begin viewing his comments as trial balloons? The latest possible trial balloon came this past Monday in an interview with Larry Kudlow. In that discussion, Romney relates the situation in Aurora, Colorado to his time in Massachusetts when he was able to ban weapons such as the AR15, one of America's favorite sporting rifles. Romney...the law that we signed in Massachusetts was a combination of efforts both on the part of those that were for additional gun rights and those that opposed gun rights,...Where there are...
  • Gunsmithing with a 3D printer – Part 1 (makes functional AR-15 lower)

    07/27/2012 4:54:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    haveblue.org ^ | 28 June, 2012 | Have Blue
    I’ve used my Stratasys to prototype out various ideas for paintball gun parts, but the concept of using it for actual firearm parts hadn’t really occurred to me until early last year. I first thought of making some dummy 12 gauge shells to test out the action on a Remington 870, and then thought of using it to test out 1911 pistol grip panel ideas. Gun manufacturers have been using rapid prototyping for years, and the concept is now making its way to the hobbyist gunsmith. To the best of my knowledge, this has been restricted to mockups (Justin Halford...
  • Cyber bill has gun control amendment [Video at link]

    07/26/2012 5:46:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 26, 2012 | Ramsey Cox
    Democratic senators included an amendment in the cybersecurity bill that would limit the purchase of high capacity gun magazines for some consumers. Shortly after the Cybersecurity Act gained Senate approval to proceed to amendments and a vote next week, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), a sponsor of the gun control amendment, came to the floor to defend the idea of implementing some “reasonable” gun control measures. The amendment was sponsored by Democratic Sens. Frank Lautenberg (N.J.), Barbara Boxer (Calif.), Jack Reed (R.I.), Bob Menendez (N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Schumer and Dianne Feinstein (Calif.). S.A. 2575 would make it illegal to transfer...
  • White House: Obama not seeking new gun laws

    07/26/2012 10:55:30 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 26, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama is not pushing for new gun control legislation even though he still supports a ban on assault weapons. Spokesman Jay Carney says Obama intends to focus on other ways to combat violence. Carney's comments Thursday are the latest sign that Obama won't engage lawmakers in a drive for new laws, bowing to congressional opposition to additional gun restrictions.
  • United Nation Office for Disarmament Affairs: Small Arms - (Marking, Tracing, Ownership)

    07/26/2012 9:41:00 AM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies
    The United Nations ^ | PREVIEW: 27 Aug - 7 Sep, 2012 | UN
    Small Arms Insurgents, armed gang members, pirates, terrorists - they can all multiply their force through the use of unlawfully acquired firepower. The illicit circulation of small arms, light weapons and their ammunition destabilizes communities, and impacts security and development in all regions of the world. Programme of Action Implementation Support System: PoA-ISSUN Meetings on small armsSecretary-General's report on small arms (2011)Secretary-General's report on small arms (2008) A worldwide scourge The illicit trade in small arms, light weapons and ammunition wreaks havoc everywhere. Mobs terrorizing a neighbourhood. Rebels attacking civilians or peacekeepers. Drug lords randomly killing law enforcers or anyone...
  • EDITORIAL: U.N. gun grab flops

    07/25/2012 7:46:44 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 25 July, 2012 | NA
    The United Nations‘ drive to gain control of the international arms trade is a mixed bag. The bad news is that it has the potential to infringe on the legitimate rights of American gun owners. The good news is that the treaty drafting process has been so dysfunctional that whatever emerges has little chance of getting through the U.S. Senate. The proposed United Nations Arms Transfer Treaty seeks to establish “common international standards for the import, export and transfer” of the billions of dollars of conventional arms traded annually. It would regulate tanks, military vehicles, combat aircraft, warships and missiles....
  • Obama talks of limiting some gun use in wake of Colorado massacre

    07/25/2012 8:10:49 PM PDT · by Innovative · 170 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 25, 2012 | FoxNews
    President Obama has added his voice to the push for limits on Americans' gun use in the wake the massacre last week at a movie theater in Colorado. Obama, speaking Wednesday evening to the National Urban League, affirmed his belief in Americans' right to own guns, but he singled out assault rifles as better suited for soldiers than civilians. "I believe the Second Amendment guarantees an individual the right to bear arms," Obama said. "But I also believe that a lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not on the streets of our...
  • UN arms treaty takes shape, raising alarm among gun rights advocates

    07/25/2012 10:32:19 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 13 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | 7.25.12 | Steven Edwards
    UNITED NATIONS – The arms trade treaty being hammered out by the United Nations is nearing completion, and the current draft shows it could lead to perpetual attacks on the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment and American foreign policy, critics say. The document, which critics say has been framed by countries hostile to U.S. interests, allows for future amendments to be approved by just two-thirds of states showing up at an amendment conference. That means it could be agreed to by the U.S., put into effect and then changed over Washington's objections. And even if the U.S. Senate refuses to ratify...
  • This Wasn't Supposed to Happen: Gun Sales Jump in Colorado

    07/25/2012 1:08:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 25, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This wasn't supposed to happen. "Firearms sales are surging in the wake of the Colorado movie theater massacre as buyers express fears that anti-gun politicians may use the shootings to seek new restrictions on owning weapons. In Colorado, the site of Friday's shooting that killed 12 and injured dozens of others, gun sales jumped in the three days that followed. The state approved background checks for 2,887 people who wanted to purchase a firearm -- 25 percent more than the average Friday to Sunday period in 2012 and 43 percent more than the same interval the week...
  • BREAKING NEWS: UN Arms Trade Treaty – Full Proposed Document

    PREAMBLE             The States Parties to this Treaty. Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.Recalling that the charter of the UN promotes the establishment and maintenance of international peace and security with the least diversion for armaments of the world’s human and economic resources;Reaffirming the obligation of all State Parties to settle their international disputes by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security, and justice, are not endangered, in accordance with the Charter of the UN;Underlining the need to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit trade of conventional arms and to prevent...
  • Common Defense: In Crisis, America Buys Guns, Hurray!

    07/25/2012 6:29:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2012 | John Ransom
    While the Left looks for more reasons to restrict our right to self defense every time an infamous shooting occurs, the standard reaction of the general population in Colorado is to stock up on guns and ammo in self defense. It’s a reaction that’s uniquely American, where every man’s a captain. But it’s also a reaction that has a long history in the West, a history we should be proud of. And when I say the West I really mean everywhere in America. Because at one time or another in our history everywhere from the tidewater on the east coast...
  • Judith Miller: "My Gun Control Fantasy" (Barf Alert)

    07/25/2012 9:56:20 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 81 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 22 July 2012 | Judith Miller
    I have a dream to counter the nightmare of Aurora. I see four ex-presidents standing together, speaking truth to the American people. Here is what they would say:"Our fellow Americans, we have come together not as Democrats or Republicans, but as men who have been privileged to lead this great country. We all treasure the constitution and the Second Amendment. We believe that Americans have the right to own guns. But that amendment does not entitle citizens to own combat weapons like the assault weapon that the shooter used to kill 12 and wound 58 more in a Colorado theater....