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  • U.S. rappers XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo die in separate shootings

    06/19/2018 6:10:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    MSN ^ | June 19, 2018 | Reuters
    Two up-and-coming U.S. rappers, XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo, were killed on Monday in separate shootings near Miami and in Pittsburgh, police and local media reported. In Florida, the Broward County sheriff's office said that XXXTentacion, 20, was shot while leaving a motor sports dealership in Deerfield Beach, about 40 miles (64 km) north of Miami. The rapper, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was later pronounced dead, the sheriff's department said. "The adult male victim has been confirmed as 20 year old Jahseh Onfroy, aka rapper #XXXTentacion," the sheriff's department said in a posting on Twitter....
  • 'Unacceptable and frustrating': Chicago sees most violent weekend of the year

    06/19/2018 5:46:23 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 60 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/19/2018 | Madeline Buckley, Hannah Leone, Jeremy Gorner and Kyle Bentle
    The weekend began with seven people shot in just an hour on the South Side. It ended with 10 people shot in two attacks on the West Side. By Monday morning, at least 56 people had been hit by gunfire in Chicago over the weekend. At least nine of them died(snip) "Most of Chicago celebrated and enjoyed this weekend," Chicago police First Deputy Superintendent Anthony Riccio told reporters,(snip) "However, we saw an unacceptable and frustrating level of gun violence in several communities. “There’s too many illegal guns on the street,” he added, echoing a constant theme of his boss, Superintendent...
  • D.C. Area Witches Unite for Gun Control, Hurl Curses at the NRA

    06/17/2018 6:48:35 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 6/15/18
    Gun control advocates can now boast of a new group of allies joining their dubious coalition: witches. It kind of makes sense. We all know that gun control is based mainly on magical thinking. Its advocates, after all, ask us to believe we’re just a few more “commonsense safety measures” away from a world in which evil people who are otherwise determined to kill others refrain from doing so for fear they might violate a gun control law somewhere along the way. A related premise is that gun control advocates hold the keys to ending violent behavior once and for...
  • Delta, Bank of America drop sponsorship of Shakespeare in The Park That Shows Trump Assassination

    06/12/2017 6:45:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 06/12/17 | Kate Feldman
    Delta Airlines and Bank of America pulled out of their sponsorship of New York’s Public Theater on Sunday over a production of “Julius Caesar” that re imagines the main character as President Trump. Shortly after Delta, who was a four-year sponsor, made its announcement, Bank of America yanked its support as well. The Shakespeare in the Park play tells the story of the leader assassinated by Roman senators over the fear that he’s becoming too tyrannical, but rather than the original setting, the production stages Caesar (Gregg Henry) and his wife, Calpurnia, (Tina Benko) with Donald and Melania Trump lookalikes....
  • Some financial companies move to cut off services to firearm companies

    06/17/2018 8:27:31 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 18 replies
    When gun control advocates can’t win on guns, they have tried to either silence those who support self-defense from having their views covered in the media, youtube banning videos intending to sell firearms or accessories or how to use guns or build them, or prevent firearms companies from getting financing. On financing, the first strategy was to use government pressure. With that ended, individual finance companies are making life difficult for those in the firearms industry.
  • Second Amendment Fight Protects More than Guns

    06/17/2018 5:09:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    People who talk and write about the Second Amendment focus on firearms. There is nothing wrong with that. Some people go off into the weeds on nuclear weapons, but the cost of obtaining one for non-state actors is prohibitive and covered in minute detail by thousands of pages of regulations. Consider the other end of the spectrum. That end is clearly covered by the Second Amendment. Consider how much protection the Second Amendment gives to items other than firearms. Items which are used and carried every day by tens, perhaps hundreds of millions of Americans. This was driven home...
  • TX: Patterson Reports on Governor Abbot's Gun Control Proposals

    06/15/2018 4:42:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from reddit.com Governor Gregg Abbott has been a friend to Second Amendment supporters in Texas. After the tragic shooting at the Santa Fe High School, he held several meetings to come up with suggestions to improve school safety. In the Longview News-Journal, former Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson writes that these firearm related measures are what Governor Abbot will send to the legislature as part of his plan. Patterson contends that none of these measures will infringe on Second Amendment rights. From Longview newsjournal.com: â–  1. Closing reporting gaps for federal background checks by creating a case management system...
  • Governor to Sign 6 Bills Stripping Citizens of Gun Rights (New Jersey)

    06/14/2018 3:56:37 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    thefederalistpapers.org ^ | June 13, 2018 | Steve Straub
    On Wednesday, the governor is expected to sign a package of bills approved by the Democrat-controlled Legislature — a few of which received wide support from Republicans. The following bills are sitting on Murphy’s desk: * A1217, which will create restraining orders in the state allowing family members and others to ask a judge to have a person’s guns seized and ban them from buying weapons for up to a year. * A1181, which will mandate law enforcement in the state to seize a person’s guns if a mental health professional determines they pose a threat to themselves. * A2758, which will strictly define that state residents need...
  • Second Amendment Foundation Secures Injunction Blocking Deerfield ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban

    06/13/2018 8:36:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/12/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    On Tuesday the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) secured an injunction blocking Deerfield, Illinois, pending “assault weapons” ban. On April 3, 2018, Breitbart News reported that Deerfield was not only banning said weapons but empowering its chief of police to confiscate them and destroy them. He would also be empowered to confiscate and destroy “high capacity” magazines. On April 5, 2018, Breitbart News reported that SAF filed suit against Deerfield, claiming the village’s “assault weapons” ban violated Illinois’ preemption law. SAF’s lawsuit was joined by the Illinois State Rifle Association and Deerfield resident Daniel Easterday.
  • New Jersey’s Attorney General demands 80-percent receiver makers stop selling in state

    06/13/2018 7:32:31 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 26 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 06/13/18 | Chris Egar
    Attorney General Gurbir Grewal sent letters to a number of gun parts manufacturers threatening legal action unless they halt future sales in New Jersey. Grewal’s action targets unnamed “ghost gun makers” who he argues advertises build and kits to New Jersey residents with possible civil action under New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act, with as much as a $10,000 penalty for initial offenses. He holds that fraud is committed because the makers do not disclose that possessing a firearm classified under state law as an unregistered “assault weapon” in New Jersey is a crime. “As the chief law enforcement officer...
  • California Man Has Home Raided, Guns Confiscated After Trying to Register Firearm

    06/12/2018 5:34:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 50 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 12, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    Jeffrey Scott Kirschenmann attempted to register an AR-15 with the California Department of Justice last month but instead found himself in significant legal trouble. The California DOJ accused Kirschenmann of illegally modifying the rifle he attempted to register. Law enforcement officials raided his home in Bakersfield before ultimately confiscating a dozen firearms and a few hundred rounds of ammunition, then charging him with a dozen felonies . . . The National Rifle Association said Kirschenmann's ordeal is proof that even those who attempt to comply with California's gun laws can still get caught up in them. "California residents attempting to...
  • Ross Olmos: NRA built on false notion that gun rights are absolute

    03/14/2018 1:56:27 PM PDT · by rktman · 121 replies
    ocala.com ^ | 3/12/2018 | Ross Olmos
    As a first step, I would like to challenge Sen. Rubio to publically explain why any American civilian actually needs to own a military assault weapon. The 2nd Amendment of our Constitution consists of 26 words written in arcane language that has caused much confusion down through the years. Since the amendment was written at a time in our history where virtually every home contained a flintlock musket and gun ownership was an accepted, normal part of everyday life, it’s reasonable to believe that, rather than dealing with individual gun ownership, the 2nd Amendment was intended to protect the right...
  • Retired Secret Service agent had warned Stoneman Douglas about security failures

    06/10/2018 7:14:48 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 6-8-2018 | Lisa J. Huriash
    Wexler retired from the Secret Service in 2014 after 27 years with the agency. ~~~~~~~~~~~ He had offered in the past to make security recommendations. The district “finally took me up on the offer” in December when a teacher on behalf of the school’s security committee asked him to conduct a “site survey” of the campus. Was school security sufficient? they wanted to know. ~~~~~~~~~~ He said he printed out details about the school: its floor plan, bell schedule and an aerial map. Then he arrived early for his meeting Dec. 13 and pulled his truck into the visitor’s parking...
  • Oklahoma governor vetoes gun bill, signs adoption bill angering gun and gay rights groups

    05/12/2018 3:49:09 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    Nbc news ^ | May 12, 2018
    AOKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma's Republican Governor Mary Fallin vetoed a bill that would have allowed adults to carry handguns without a permit and signed another that permits religious organizations to exclude same sex couples from adoptions, managing to anger both gun and gay rights groups on the same day. The twin actions announced late Friday were among more than a dozen decisions on legislation taken by the term-limited governor as she clears the decks in her waning months in office. They also followed a tumultuous session of the Legislature that saw striking teachers march on the Capitol, prompting lawmakers to...
  • Florida Lawmaker Seeks To Create Nationwide Gun Registry

    06/10/2018 10:22:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 6/7/2018 | Tom Knighton
    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson introduced legislation this week that would create a national gun registry. Known as the “Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act,” the bill would require ATF to set up a “searchable, computerized database” of all records pertaining to the sale, importation, production or shipment of firearms. The agency would be given three years to get the system up and running. “The fact that there is a law on the books that forces agents to comb through millions of files by hand is absolutely ridiculous,” said Nelson, a Florida Democrat.
  • Florida Didn't Conduct Gun Background Checks for a Year Because an Employee Couldn't Log In

    06/10/2018 7:26:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    Fortune ^ | 6/8/2018 | Alana Abramson
    The Florida government did not conduct background checks on thousands of applicants for concealed weapons for a year because the state employee was unable to log into the system. According to a February 2016 investigative report from Florida’s Inspector General, first reported by the Tampa Bay Times, a state Division of Licensing employee identified as Lisa Wilde was unable to log into the system to actually complete these background checks. She never mitigated this issue. When determining eligibility for purchasing a firearm, applicants must undergo a background check known as the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which is...
  • California Farmer Attempts to Comply with Law and is Arrested

    06/09/2018 6:11:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Ammoland ^ | June 4, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Last month, April, 2018, the California Department of Justice raided prominent Kern County Farmer, Jeffrey Scott Kirschenmann. The justification for the raid was pictures the farmer had sent to the Department of Justice in an attempt to register a rifle. The DOJ claimed the rifle was an illegally modified “Assault weapon”.  During the raid, the DOJ confiscated 230 rounds of ammunition, a dozen guns, two objects claimed to be “silencers”, and some sort of trigger activator. There is reason to be wary of the accuracy of the claims of what was found during the raid. California law is very complex....
  • VIDEO: Interview With The Hacker Who Swatted David Hogg

    06/09/2018 5:43:14 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 8, 2018 | Tim Pool
    VIDEO SWATTING IS EXTREMELY ILLEGAL. YOU WILL GO TO PRISON. DO NOT ENGAGE IN ANYTHING LIKE THE CALL DEPICTED IN THIS VIDEO. THIS VIDEO IS FOR NEWS AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY I recently interviewed a hacker claiming to be the person who Swatted the home of David Hogg. They provided me with a recording that is included in this video as proof that they are who they say they are. It is possible this is a hoax on me however I believe the evidence provided does prove they committed this swatting. Yes I understand the ethical conundrum of publishing an...
  • First and Second Amendment Intertwined in Michigan Case

    06/06/2018 5:20:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Calvin Congden posted the above picture on facebook during December of 2015. It was taken in front of the Christmas tree in his home. He is a military veteran who has had extensive firearms training. Notice the correct trigger finger placement. Notice the military medals and the American flag. He routinely volunteered as a Santa Clause for Hillsdale Foster Care Children. He had recently transferred from Michigan Department of Corrections to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.  His picture was used to denigrate him to fellow employees, his lawsuit contends. He was later "constructively terminated". From freep.com:...
  • ICYMI: Boulder Just Banned Ownership of AR-15 Rifles

    06/05/2018 8:38:53 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4 Jun, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, this is no shocker. Bolstered by the Supreme Court’s inaction on answering the question concerning the constitutionality of assault weapons bans, slices of Blue America have taken it to its limits—and by limits I mean passing ordinances that are totally unconstitutional. In Deerfield, Illinois, the village has banned the ownership of AR-15 rifles and other firearms liberals find scary. Yet, it goes beyond that, because the definition of an assault weapon (yes, I know not a real term) is so broad. Essentially any firearm that uses a detachable magazine that holds more than ten rounds is a so-called assault...