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  • Did Trump just nominate a gun-grabber for Attorney General?

    01/15/2019 11:44:14 AM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies ^ | Jan. 15, 2019 | Erich Pratt
    Hearings Will Determine Whether Barr is Committed to the 2nd AmendmentDear Friend: As if we didn’t have enough gun control to fight recently, we now have another battle emerging.To replace Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, President Trump has nominated an individual who has advocated very restrictive gun control proposals in the past. The Senate Judiciary Committee began confirmation hearings on the nominee today. His name is William Barr, and he actually served as U.S. Attorney General once before under President George H.W. Bush from 1991-1993.It was during the hearings for that position in 1991 that William Barr expressed his support...
  • Anti-Gun Chicago Alderman Ed Burke Charged With Extortion, Had 23 Guns in His Office

    01/11/2019 5:19:49 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 1/8/19 | Ted Seigel
    Ed Burke, Chicago’s longest-serving alderman and one if its most powerful, was charged with extortion in federal court on Thursday. The chairman of the city’s finance committee, who’s been in office for fifty years after succeeding his father, knows a thing or two about money. According to federal investigators, the former city cop used his power to tie up the business licensing process for a southwest Chicago Burger King restaurant to force the owners to steer their legal business to his firm. From the Sun Times: After the company struggled to have its permits approved, it agreed to steer business...
  • Fake blueprints for 3D-printed guns try to keep the real thing from getting into the wrong hands

    01/10/2019 2:56:15 PM PST · by spintreebob · 15 replies
    Ad Age ^ | 1-9-2019 | I-Hsien Sherwood
    Printer company Dagoma and TBWA Paris edited the files to make the firearms useless In 2013, Second Amendment activists briefly released online blueprints for 3D-printed guns, firearms made of plastic that can be fabricated by relatively inexpensive consumer-level machines and assembled to shoot real bullets. The Defense Department shut down the distribution, but last year, the blueprints were made public again after a lawsuit. Despite ongoing legal wrangling and court-issued injunctions, gun blueprints were downloaded at least 20,000 times. The cat is out of the bag, and there’s no way to put it back in. But maybe the cat can...
  • Bang! Dems introduce bill criminalizing private gun sales(ICYMI)

    01/10/2019 7:46:00 AM PST · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 1/9/2019 | None
    Gun-control advocate Gabby Giffords attended a ceremony Tuesday in which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced a bill that would criminalize private gun sales. The legislation is titled H.R. 8 to honor the former congresswoman Giffords, who survived a shooting eight years ago, Jan. 8, 2011, Breitbart News reported. Pelosi issued a tweet saying, “It is truly blessing to have former Rep. @GabbyGiffords join us to introduce #HR8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, eight years after the Tucson shooting.” Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., joined Pelosi in introducing the bill. They were accompanied by three Republicans: Reps. Peter King of...

    01/09/2019 6:55:10 AM PST · by Politically Correct · 83 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/08/19 | Benny Johnson
    The Arizona resident awoke to discover four home intruders attempting to break into his house around 1:00 a.m. on January 3. The resident shot all four intruders using “several” rounds, according to authorities.
  • House Dems make action on gun control an early priority

    01/08/2019 5:33:25 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/08/19 | Cristina Marcos
    House Democrats unveiled legislation on Tuesday to require universal background checks for gun purchases as one of their first moves in a newly empowered majority. The bill’s introduction came eight years to the day after the deadly shooting rampage that nearly killed former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), who since then has become one of the nation’s most prominent advocates for tougher gun laws. Democrats touted the bill as a significant shift from eight years of GOP rule in the House, a period when the nation experienced the deadliest incidents of gun violence in its history but saw zero action on...
  • WSJ: Gun Ownership on Rise in Europe After Terror Attacks, Sexual Assaults

    01/08/2019 10:26:11 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 1/8/2019 | Victoria Freidman
    Personal weapons ownership is on the rise in Europe in response to mass sexual assaults and radical Islamic terror attacks, according to the Wall Street Journal. While the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey found that a rise in personal firearms ownership on the continent represents only 10 per cent of the 32 percent global rise in the decade to 2017, the WSJ remarks that “Europe’s shift has been rapid”. The Times of London notes that Finland, Austria, Norway, Germany, and France are now in the top 25 nations in the world for civilian gun ownership, with France having 12.7 million weapons...
  • Dems prep gun vote in the House

    01/08/2019 8:44:29 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 41 replies
    House Democrats on Tuesday will introduce a bipartisan bill to expand background checks for gun purchases, following on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Day One pledge to tackle gun violence. The legislation will expand background checks for guns bought online and at gun shows, but it excludes “reasonable exceptions” for gun transfers among family members. It will be introduced on the anniversary of the Jan. 8, 2011, mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz., that left former Rep. Gabby Giffords seriously wounded. Giffords, an Arizona Democrat who resigned her House seat after the shooting, will participate in the unveiling of the measure, Pelosi announced....
  • HYPOCRISY: Staunch Chicago Ald. Gun Control Advocate Has To Surrender 23 Guns On Arrest.

    01/07/2019 8:28:54 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 28 replies ^ | January 04 2019 | By Megan Hickey
    CHICAGO (CBS) — He’s been a staunch supporter of gun control measures for decades, but in a surprising twist, federal prosecutors revealed Thursday that nearly two dozen firearms were discovered in Ald. Ed Burke’s offices during their raids in November. It’s still not known if the guns that were found in November were discovered at Burke’s ward office or at City Hall, but it’s hard to miss the irony of a staunch gun control advocate having to turn over 23 guns as a condition of his bond. From outlawing cell phone cases shaped like guns to bans on concealed weapons...
  • The Gun Lobby: Reports of Our Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

    01/05/2019 9:14:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | January 5, 2019 | Michael Hammond
    Bloomberg, Oprah, & co. had the destruction of the Second Amendment all planned out. First, they would bring a bunch of kids out to a billionaire-financed free rock concert in Washington on a warm spring day. Then, they would push an Orwellian gun confiscation measure and sugar-coat it as a "red-flag law."  Articles and segments in the Wall Street Journal, National Review, and Fox had already touted these gun confiscation programs.  And anti-gunners believed -- perhaps inaccurately -- that they had duped the president and significant parts of the gun lobby into supporting them. They had gun confiscation bills introduced...
  • PERFECT: WaPo Contributor Caught on Video Chanting “Death to America!” While Launching Shoulder-Fire

    01/03/2019 10:35:15 AM PST · by bitt · 29 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 1/3/2019 | Jim Hoft
    Trump was right! The #FakeNews media is the ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE… The Washington Post has a guest contributor who ordered the deaths of 26 journalists in Yemen. The Islamist contributor Mohammed al-Houthi likes to carry an AK47 with him even to interviews. And now this… Mohammed al-Houthi was recently filmed launching a shoulder-fired missile while chanting “Death to Israel!… Death to America!”
  • President Trump should put his money where his mouth is

    01/02/2019 12:13:15 AM PST · by kathsua · 48 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | 01/02/19 | Reasonmclucus
    President Donald Trump should put his money where his mouth is on the Wall. It's easy for politicians to spend other people's money on projects. If Trump really believes the wall is necessary he should be willing to donate some of his money, possibly his presidential salary, to the wall like many of our fellow Americans are doing. Maybe he could suggest that those running his businesses donate part of the profits to the wall. Trump might try to persuade Congress to match private donations of money or labor. Selling advertising could be practical near urban areas. Perhaps some companies...
  • Washington bans anyone under 21 from buying assault rifles

    01/01/2019 10:42:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 1, 2019 | Martha Bellisle
    Washington on Tuesday joined a handful of other states that ban anyone under 21 from buying a semi-automatic assault rifle after voters passed a sweeping firearms measure in November that has drawn a court challenge from gun-rights advocates. The ballot initiative seeks to curb gun violence by toughening background checks for people buying assault rifles, increasing the age limit to buy those firearms and requiring the safe storage of all guns. Only the age-limit portion of the measure goes into effect on Jan. 1; the rest becomes law on July 1. Kristen Ellingboe, a spokeswoman for the Washington Alliance for...
  • Brazil Has an Idea to Fix Rampant Gun Violence: More Guns

    01/01/2019 2:19:53 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 31, 2018 | Samantha Pearson and Luciana Magalhaes
    ... Now, Brazil is set to embark on an experiment that will determine what happens when you loosen gun restrictions in a country battling an overpowering wave of gun crime. President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, who takes office Tuesday, adopted a signature finger-gun salute during his campaign. The ex-army captain has promised a dramatic reversal of the country’s 15-year-old gun legislation to make it easier for citizens to obtain firearms. “All the hoodlums already have guns, it’s only the good guys who don’t!” Mr. Bolsonaro said in a radio interview earlier this year. He said Saturday that he plans to issue a...
  • satire Waiting Period Mandated For Nerf Gun Purchases

    12/28/2018 12:28:26 AM PST · by Robwin · 15 replies
    the Babylon Bee ^ | December 24th, 2018 | the Babyon Bee
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Taking on a previously unregulated weapon, the federal government has instituted a five-day waiting period for all Nerf guns. “We decided it was time to act when we noticed how large the ammo is,” explained bureaucrat Joseph Clarkson. “The darts it fires are far larger than the average bullet, which must mean it’s a far deadlier weapon... as far as we understand things or care to understand things.”Nerf guns use air to fire foam darts at velocities so high that, if used improperly, they could “really, really irritate someone.” Kids will often purchase Nerf guns when the urge to...
  • Gun-owner rights bill becomes Ohio law after legislature overrode Kasich veto

    12/27/2018 10:31:47 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    AP ^ | 12/27/18 | Staff
    A bill broadening gun-owner rights has become law in Ohio, after the Republican-led state Legislature overrode GOP Gov. John Kasich’s veto. The Senate voted 21-11 on Thursday to reject Kasich’s decision to strike down the bill. That followed a House override earlier in the day. The legislation expands gun access for off-duty police officers and allows pre-emption of local gun restrictions, among other things. Senators had hoped to address Kasich’s objections by stripping its so-called stand-your-ground language, but he vetoed the legislation anyway. Kasich opposed language shifting the burden of proof in self-defense cases from defendants to prosecutors. He also...
  • Bipartisan Support is Growing for Gun Confiscation in 2019

    12/26/2018 2:36:47 PM PST · by Mafe · 34 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | December 26, 2018 | José Niño
    Is gun confiscation coming to Congress? The 2018 midterm elections produced a split Congress with Democrats gaining control of the House and Republicans gaining seats in the Senate. The chattering DC classes are already speculating about the Democrat’s plans to subpoena Trump’s tax records and Senate Republicans’ moves to consolidate their hold of the federal judiciary. But amid the DC gossip, a new threat is being overlooked—red flag gun confiscation orders. The Guardian detailed House Democrats’ desire to pass gun control legislation in the upcoming Congress: “Ted Deutch, a Democratic congressman from Florida who represents Parkland, where a February school...
  • License-to-Kill Policing to Get a Trial Run in Rio de Janeiro

    12/23/2018 5:50:29 AM PST · by sailor76 · 83 replies
    Via Drudge ^ | December 22 2018 | David Biller
    Teams of marksmen next year will patrol swaths of Rio de Janeiro with high-powered weapons and a license to kill, said a security adviser to Governor-elect Wilson Witzel. As many as 120 sharpshooters will accompany police incursions into the slums of Brazil’s postcard city to exterminate gun-toting criminals, according to Flavio Pacca, a longtime associate of Witzel who the governor-elect’s press office said will join the administration. The shooters will work in pairs -- one to pull the trigger, one to monitor conditions and videotape deaths. “The protocol will be to immediately neutralize, slaughter anyone who has a rifle,” Witzel,...
  • Draconian Gun Control Does not Reduce Gun Numbers or Homicide Rates

    12/21/2018 5:19:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. –-( A large number of people who wish to disarm the population start with the premise “If there weren't any guns”, as if, with extreme restrictions on owning and using guns, guns will eventually go away. Under extreme legal restrictions, the number of guns has increased. I recall a prominent talk show host in southern California, wailing about confiscated guns being sold: “But if that happens, we will never be rid of guns!” he cried as if his wish were plausible.Guns are a 700 to 100-year-old technology. Guns can, and are, being made in homes and small shops around...
  • John Lott Destroys Left’s Go-To Gun Control Study

    12/19/2018 4:02:44 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 16, 2018 | Awr Hawkins
    Crime Prevention Research Center’s (CPRC) John Lott took the left’s go-to gun control study for mass shootings apart on December 14. The study, which claims the U.S. leads the world in mass shootings, was put together by University of Alabama’s Adam Lankford and released in 2013.