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  • ‘NBC Nightly News’ Highlights Churches Using Guns for Security

    02/20/2019 5:26:30 AM PST · by rktman · 48 replies ^ | 2/19/2019 | Brad Wilmouth
    Sunday's NBC Nightly News ran the kind of pro-gun story one rarely sees in the dominant media as a full report was devoted to the issue of churches getting some of its members to train and bring guns with them for security. Host Jose Diaz-Balart set it up: "Recent attacks on churches and other houses of worship have prompted a growing number of them to add something new -- teams of licensed armed volunteers willing to protect their congregations in an attack." In a full two-minute report, correspondent Blayne Alexander spoke with several parishioners at a church in Birmingham, Alabama,...
  • Bogus gun research Democrats trust

    02/20/2019 4:59:48 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies ^ | 2/19/2019 | John Stossel
    Last week Rep. Nancy Pelosi warned President Donald Trump that if he declared an “emergency” to build a wall, “think what a president with different values can present. … Why don’t you declare (the epidemic of gun violence in America) an emergency, Mr. President? I wish you would. … A Democratic president can declare emergencies as well.” Her fellow Democrats Sen. Kamala Harris and Sen. Elizabeth Warren quickly agreed. Warren tweeted: “Gun violence is an emergency. Climate change is an emergency. …” Yikes. Not every problem in America should be declared an emergency – or used by a president to...
  • NEVADA Assembly Republican Caucus Communication (Gun Control Background checks)

    02/19/2019 5:29:21 AM PST · by rktman · 1 replies
    rktman | 2/18/2019 | Unknown
    Not sure if this will work but, here is what went down last week in NV concerning the "correction" to the universal background check that passed on the 2016 ballot as Question 3. Much to the dismay of the anti gun crowd at that time, they messed up their wording and the law has been unenforceable and in limbo until the dems gained a super majority in the assembly and a majority in the senate plus the gov, lt gov and ag all firmly in dem hands after the (s)election last Nov. As stated in the memo, 500+ signed in...
  • CNN's Lemon Likens Border 'Emergency' to Gun Violence

    02/17/2019 7:41:12 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 2/16/2019 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's CNN Tonight, conservative CNN contributor Steve Cortes was outnumbered 2-1 as host Don Lemon and frequent guest and Donald Trump critic Rick Wilson lambasted him for supporting President Trump's plan to declare a national emergency to build a border wall. Lemon argued that the border situation is no more of an emergency than is gun violence, and repeated an inaccurate and frequent CNN claim that asylum seekers from Central America are not breaking the law by crossing the border without permission. Wilson declared that President Trump "hates brown people so much" that he was unwilling to approve a...
  • CNN Lets Dem Guest Misinform on New Gun Law Push

    02/16/2019 12:40:08 PM PST · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 2/16/2019 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's New Day show, CNN co-host John Berman allowed Georgia Democratic Congresswoman Lucy McBath to mislead viewers on a proposed new gun law being considered in Congress as she claimed it would require background checks when purchasing from "licensed" gun dealers. In reality, licensed gun dealers are already required to conduct background checks, and the purpose of the new law is to require private sellers who are unlicensed to also conduct such checks. Berman also brought up the issue of President Donald Trump declaring a national emergency to justify building more border security barriers than Congress will authorize as...
  • Background Checks Are...Wrong

    02/16/2019 10:53:24 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 2/16/2019 | alan korwin
    If you’re terrified of guns, or if you want all power to collect and reside in the hands of “the authorities,” then background checks are not the wrong thing. Background checks are a tool for control over the population. But they don’t control crime. They don’t even address crime. Democrats know this, or should. These checks are something the organizers of this free country could not even imagine, much less sanction. Your acquisition of power (firearms) is supposed to stand totally apart from government reach. But that’s philosophical, too deep for many modern citizens. It’s hopelessly arcane for typical public...
  • EXCLUSIVE: College Bars Young Americans for Freedom Chapter From Displaying a Pro-2A Flag

    02/15/2019 11:35:01 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies ^ | February 15, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Students at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California are having their First Amendment rights trampled on by school administrators. Students from OCC's Young Americans for Freedom chapter on Wednesday were tabling during a student recruitment fair. The goal was simple: to attract new members to the conservative student organization. Part of the students' booth display included a pro-Second Amendment flag that said "Don't Tread On Me" and "2nd Amendment Since 1789." But because two silhouettes of rifles appeared on the flag, administrators approached the students during the recruitment fair and demanded it be taken down. According to the...
  • Parkland One Year Later: Lots of Talk, Little Action

    02/14/2019 10:20:50 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 2/14/2019 | Rich Logis
    I live nine miles from Parkland, Florida. Weeks after Nikolas Cruz murdered 14 students and three staffers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, I wrote that Cruz was the byproduct of "it takes a village" guaranteed-to-fail Democrat outcomes. One year later, few have been held accountable, but the Democrat anti-gun cult has strengthened. Most of the same dysfunctional officials in charge at the time of the shooting are still running the dystopian show in Broward County, which is Florida's version of New York City and San Francisco. There is one positive exception: Broward's Sheriff Scott Israel was removed last month...
  • Dems' Gun Control Narrative Is a Flop – And It's a Win For 2A Advocates

    02/14/2019 8:18:28 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 2/14/2019 | Beth Baumann
    “Democrats aren’t interested in talking about common sense solutions that can actually help prevent gun violence—like supporting local law enforcement, ensuring laws and protocols are followed to spot warning signs, improving mental health care and implementing national concealed carry reciprocity,” Hudson said in a statement. The Congressman said that's definitely the case, as evidenced by their decision to keep Scalise from testifying. “That was reinforced last week when they blocked my friend Steve Scalise – a survivor of gun violence – from testifying at their hearing because he wanted to talk about my concealed carry reciprocity bill. Today’s so-called universal...
  • WA State AG to Sheriffs: Put Your Political Views Aside And Enforce Our Gun Control Law...Or Else

    02/13/2019 3:58:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 84 replies ^ | February 13, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Washington State has been the battleground over gun control, especially over the last year. Back in November, 60 percent of voters passed I-1639 , a ballot initiative that: • Raised the age someone can purchase a rifle to 21. • Created an "enhanced background check system similar to what is used for handguns." • Required a person to complete a firearms safety training course. • Created a common stand for secure gun storage. Sheriffs across the state refused to enforce the law, saying they believe it violates residents' Second Amendment rights. Spokane Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich even received death threats over...
  • Anti-Gun Activist: AR-15 Owners Hunt Human Beings(hogg pukery)

    02/13/2019 11:16:19 AM PST · by rktman · 85 replies ^ | 2/13/2019 | Matt Vespa
    "The truth of the matter is weapons like the AR-15 have an effective range of over 1,500 meters," Hogg said. "If you're using a weapon with an effective range of over 1,500 meters, you are not defending yourself. You are hunting a human being."
  • Smith & Wesson Report Sure To Upset Anti-Second Amendment Shareholders

    02/12/2019 12:44:23 PM PST · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 2/12/2019 | Tom Knighton
    A while back, a group of activists bought shares of Smith & Wesson to try and force the company into what they saw as a more socially responsible direction. Of course, that’s all a bunch of male bovine excrement, but what else do we expect from anti-gunners? What they accomplished was to push the company to conduct a study on product safety, which was supposedly a major victory. Well, Smith & Wesson conducted the study, and it’s unlikely the activists will like it. The group called Adrian Dominican Sisters, led by a nun named Sister Judy Byron, is part of...
  • Democrats To Reintroduce Stricter Gun Legislation Ahead Of Parkland Shooting’s One-Year Anniversary

    02/12/2019 12:29:33 PM PST · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 2/12/2019 | Evie Fordham
    Democratic Florida Rep. Ted Deutch and Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez plan to reintroduce a high-capacity gun magazine ban Tuesday to mark the one-year anniversary of the Parkland shooting Thursday. The legislation, which would ban any magazine that exceeds 10 rounds of ammunition, has been dubbed the “Keep Americans Safe Act,” reported CNN. 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls including Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Kamala Harris of California are cosponsors. “The fact is that these high-capacity magazines allow someone to fire off more than 10 rounds in a row,” Deutch said according to CNN....

    02/11/2019 7:30:35 PM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    2/11/2019 | Me
    Senate Bill 143 (Universal Background Checks) The Nevada Firearms Coalition is STRONGLY OPPOSED to SB143. This bill is ineffective in reducing homicides or keeping firearms out of the hands of criminals: The University of California at Davis examined the first ten years after California developed universal background checks. Their study found no net difference between firearm-related homicide rates before and during the 10 years after law implementation. Universal background checks are really a gateway to UNIVERSAL GUN REGISTRATION. This is not a gun crime issue; it is a gun control issue!
  • Sheriffs Buck Washington State’s Severe New Gun Control Law

    02/11/2019 10:17:57 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 2/11/2019 | David Krayden
    Saying they don’t believe the legislation is constitutional, some sheriffs in Washington are rebelling against a new state gun law. The law delivers an omnibus assortment of restrictions for gun owners, Fox News reported Monday. Both the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) say it is unconstitutional and have initiated a federal lawsuit against the state. The sheriffs in a dozen rural counties say they will not recognize the law until the courts rule on its legality. At least one police chief has publicly condemned the legislation and refused to enforce it. Washington voters passed the...
  • CA Newspaper: Our State's Gun Control Laws Are In Jeopardy

    02/11/2019 7:28:23 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 2/10/2019 | Beth Baumann
    A couple weeks ago the Supreme Court made a shocking (but welcomed) announcement: the high court would be hearing the first gun case in a decade. The last time the Supreme Court heard a gun-related case was back in 2008 when they ruled "the Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home” in the landmark Heller decision. What's interesting is the San Francisco Chronicle, a rather liberal newspaper in California, published an editorial admitting that the state's...
  • Suspects Allegedly Point Gun at Woman’s Head, Get Shot Dead(Brevard County FL!)

    02/09/2019 11:32:51 AM PST · by rktman · 67 replies ^ | 2/9/2019 | AWR Hawkins
    Suspects who allegedly entered a Brevard County, Florida, home Thursday and pointed a gun at woman’s head were shot dead by the woman’s son. News 6 reported that 20-year-old Alvin Smalls and 18-year-old Amir Rashad Lynn allegedly broke into the home at a time when the mother’s son was in the house asleep. The son awoke to strange sounds, only to discover the suspects allegedly had his mother at gunpoint. The son shot the suspects. Smalls died in the home and Lynn fled, only to die later at a hospital. The son called 911 after shooting the suspects: WESH 2...
  • Dem's new ammo tax to result in more deaths? (CT)

    02/09/2019 8:26:59 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 2/8/2019 | Brent Smith
    Don’t ever let anyone convince you that all Democrats are complete fiscal or economic ignoramuses. It may just seem that way listening to the new darling of the radical left, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. For sure, there appear to be some economic principles that just escape them, like the impact of Medicare-for-All, but at least some Democrats understand basic tax policy and the effects of taxation. At least some understand that if you want more of something, tax it less, and if you want less, tax it more. Take, for example, Connecticut Democratic state Rep. Jillian Gilchrest’s new ammunition tax proposal. She...
  • Fred Guttenberg of ‘Ban Assault Weapons Now’ Named to FL Ag. Commissioner Transition Team

    02/07/2019 5:28:58 PM PST · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 2/6/2019 | L Valdez
    Fred Guttenberg ✔ @fred_guttenberg A new beginning in the fight for gun safety!!! For the first time in over 8 years, our House Of Representatives is holding hearings. Forget what we did not hear last night, it begins this morning. From the website, Jessica McBride described him as “one of the strongest voices for changes to gun laws in the wake of the mass shooting.” He’s also a committee member for Ban Assault Weapons NOW. Those are the people driving an initiative petition to amend the Florida constitution to outlaw semi-automatic rifles. The small beachhead that the gun-grabbers have...
  • Nadler: 'We Mean Business' on Gun Control; 'It's Not About Mental Health'

    02/07/2019 1:43:12 PM PST · by rktman · 64 replies ^ | 2/7/2019 | Susan Jones
    "We came in, and we mean business," House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, told CNN's Chris Cuomo Wednesday night. And one major item of Democrat business is gun control: I believe there are legislative fixes," Nadler said. "And you need the political will to pass it, and I think the American -- after eight years of the Republicans doing nothing and mass murder after -- mass shooting after mass shooting -- I think the politics of this country has changed. I think the election results last year showed that. We will pass -- I would venture...