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  • Gun ranges equal big business, especially in trigger-happy Pennsylvania

    08/19/2018 5:42:34 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 29 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 08/17/2018 | Erin Arvedlund,
    Pennsylvania is one of America's most populous when it comes to gun owners. Almost one in three Pennsylvanians owns a firearm, or 31 percent. So where do they learn how to shoot? (Legally, that is.) I'm under-educated on the gun-owner side of our national debate. So, I persuaded my editors to let me take a gun class, learn gun safety, and understand more about gun culture. --SNIP-- First, the thrill. It's for real. I'm holding a firearm in my hands. It's horrifying and exhilarating at the same time. Later, I'll shoot "dry-fire" — essentially, blanks — and then real bullets....
  • Democrat cracks joke about Trump drowning in the Potomac River: WATCH

    08/19/2018 6:26:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/19/18 | Daniel Chaitin
    Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., joked about how somebody saving a drowning President Trump would be a "catastrophe" at the start of an event in Sunshine, Fla., on Sunday. In a video reported by the Daily Caller, Hastings said he first learned of the joke from Ari Silver, whose father is former Florida state legislator and rabbi Barry Silver. “Do you know the difference between a crisis and a catastrophe?” Hastings said, retelling the joke. "A crisis is if Donald Trump falls into the Potomac River and can’t swim,” Hastings said. A "catastrophe," he added, "is anybody saves his ass.'” Cheers...
  • Right-wing, left-wing protesters face off in Seattle

    08/19/2018 7:35:45 AM PDT · by deport · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 18, 2018, 10:49 PM ET | AP
    Right-wing demonstrators gathered Saturday in Seattle for a "Liberty or Death" rally that drew counter-protesters from the left while dozens of police kept the two sides separated. The right-wing groups Washington 3 Percenters and Patriot Prayer were holding the rally outside Seattle City Hall to protest an effort to launch a gun-control initiative that would raise the age in Washington state for people buying semi-automatic rifles. The left-wing groups Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity, Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party were rallying at the same site.
  • Data duel: Are gun-free zones really safer?

    08/19/2018 3:50:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 19, 2018 | David Sherfinski
    Children are heading back to school with the debate over gun safety still raging six months after the Parkland massacre — and no issue is more heated than whether gun-free zones make students safer or more endangered. Led by President Trump, gun rights backers are increasingly on the offensive, pushing to roll back the general policy consensus, enshrined in federal law, that guns and schools generally don’t mix. A study by John R. Lott Jr., a gun crimes researcher, said close to 98 percent of mass shootings happen in gun-free zones, suggesting that they do little to stop, and may...
  • Governor Bullock (MT) to CNN: 'I would' support semiautomatic ban

    08/19/2018 1:57:21 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 65 replies
    Independant Record ^ | 08/19/18 | Holly Michels
    Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Sunday morning he’d support a ban on semiautomatic firearms. On CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper, Tapper asked Bullock, a Democrat, if he would support such a ban. “You know, I would, Jake,” Bullock said. “If we really step back for a minute, I think most folks, be it in Montana or elsewhere, that are firearms owners want to keep themselves and their families safe.” Semiautomatic firearms have been used in mass shootings around the country, including a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, earlier this year that killed 17. After that shooting, many...
  • Demand For Concealed Carry Permits Is Skyrocketing

    08/19/2018 12:08:30 PM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/19/2018 | Molly Prince
    The number of concealed carry weapons (CCW) permits is soaring to new levels despite the rabid anti-gun activism following a slew of school shootings over the past year. Issued CCW permits increased approximately 275 percent over a ten-year period, from 4.6 million permits in 2007 to over 17.25 permits in 2018, according to a study released Friday by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC). The number has been increasing year over year and is forecast to continue trending upwards. The most notable demographic increase was found to be among women and minorities. During the aforementioned time period, CCW issuance jumped...
  • Louisiana AG: We’re Not Going to Let Corporations Restrict ‘Ability to Legally Access Firearms

    08/19/2018 10:49:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/18/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    During the August 18, 2018, airing of Breitbart News Saturday, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry explained that he chose, in part, to withhold $600 million from Citigroup and Bank of America because they are “trying to become the social police.” On August 16, 2018, Breitbart News reported Landry’s decision to withhold the $600 million, a decision shared by the Louisiana Bond Commission and State Treasurer John Schroder. The decision to withhold the money came after Citigroup and Bank of America each unilaterally placed gun control demands on their customers, going so far as to stipulate that bank-sponsored gun regulations had...
  • Judge Rules In Favor of Gun Rights Groups, Tosses Out Controversial Ballot Initiative (WA)

    08/19/2018 9:32:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/19/2018 | Beth Baumann
    SAF Founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb previously told Townhall that I-1639's signature petitions "failed to underline new law and strike through removed law so that the reader could not know the current law, added law and subtracted law." Judge James Dixon, who ruled in the case, was very clear about his position. “Frankly, this court does not struggle with this issue,” Dixon said. The law, he said, requires that petitions “must have a readable, full, true, correct copy of the proposed measure.” “We got our day in court,” Gottlieb said. “We expected it. We won.”
  • Woman, Armed with Marlin .22 rifle, Drives off Unwanted Visitor

    08/19/2018 6:03:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 55 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 9 August 2018, a Cheri Bentham was waiting for a package to be delivered at her semi-rural residence on Hoo Shoo Too road, next to the Amite River. It was afternoon and about 93 degrees in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A white man, about 5'6″ appeared at her door, and started to make some suggestive and alarming comments. He said he had been watching her house. From wbrz.com: Benham was busy trying to get her three small dogs back inside when she noticed the man was touching himself inappropriately outside his clothes. As his remarks became lewder, she ran...
  • Stormy Daniels 'buys a GUN and hires bodyguards' over fears her life is in DANGER

    08/18/2018 5:04:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | August 19, 2018 | Anthony Blair
    It's claimed the adult star, 39, believes she is in danger after revealing her alleged affair with US president Donald Trump. She also fears pulling out of Celebrity Big Brother this week has made her more of a target. A source close to the star told The Mirror: "She feels like everyone seems to be against her — Trump fanatics, his aides and even her own fans who will miss out on her appearing on the show." And they insisted Stormy wasn't interested in money. "It's not the money she is worried about — it's her safety," they said. The...
  • Dem candidates embrace gun control in campaign for House takeover

    08/18/2018 2:28:02 PM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug. 18, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    As the Democrats shift to the left on a number of issues from health care to immigration, they’ve already gone all in on one of the most contentious issues around -- gun control. A study by The Wall Street Journal found that of the 63 candidates on the House Democrats’ campaign arm’s list of seats to flip in November, 62 support expanded background checks for gun purchases. While Dems have long pushed for gun control, there was a time when some candidates ignored the issue, included gun rights as part of their platform or even allied with the National Rifle...
  • To reduce urban violence, let's consider the real causes — not guns, police or 'low' taxes

    08/18/2018 9:25:19 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08 18 2018 | CHRIS TALGO,
    To solve a problem, one must first diagnose its cause. This rings true in all walks of life. Yet this fundamental principle seems to be ignored when the problems of inner-city crime and poverty are considered. For decades, urban areas have been rife with pain and suffering due to violence. Chicago, Illinois is a prime example of this modern American tragedy. The city’s murder rate is among the highest in the nation. Shootings, drug-dealing, car-jacking, gang activity, and other categories of crime are at epidemic levels. Almost the entire conversation about criminal activity and violence in the city, as well...
  • Do You Want A Marxist Revolution? Antifa Protesters Answer

    08/17/2018 7:46:11 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 33 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 8/13/18 | Daily caller
    Do You Want A Marxist Revolution? Antifa Protesters Answer The DC's Stephanie Hamill Spoke with Antifa who were protesting the 'Unite The Right' Rally in in Washington, D.C., at Lafayette Park. Antifa's vision for America will make your head spin.
  • San Diego Protestors Want Censorship and Gun Control

    08/18/2018 3:59:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 69 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 August,2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Those pushing for a disarmed population have been educated to the fact that effective restrictions on arms cannot be achieved without strong government censorship and control over information. The First and Second Amendments in the Bill of Rights reinforce each other and make restrictions on both free expression and the right to keep and bear arms difficult. A spokesperson articulated the protestors passion for a government regulations that the believe will make them safe.  From CBS8.com: SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - Protestors of the Del Mar Gun Show addressed the Fair Board on Tuesday afternoon with their newest concerns....
  • Boy, 3, among 7 shot in West Englewood...; teen shoots self in head after police pursuit

    08/17/2018 7:00:56 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/17/2018 | Deanese Williams-Harris and Rosemary Sobol
    Seven people have been shot during one attack on Friday night on the South Side, Chicago police said. The shooting happened about 8:05 p.m. in the 1600 block of West 65th Street in the West Englewood neighborhood, said Officer Norma Pelayo, who was citing preliminary information. Further details were not immediately available. Other Friday shootings left a 27-year-old man fatally wounded and three others wounded. A “young male’’ between the ages of 15 and 17 shot himself in the head following a foot pursuit with police in the West Side’s Lawndale neighborhood, according to Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. It...
  • As School Starts, Locals Talk About the Real David (Camera) Hogg and It’s Not Pretty

    08/17/2018 4:10:45 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    The Western Journal - Conservative Tribune ^ | AUGUST 16, 2018 AT 2:49PM | SOPHIA CLIFTON
    As summer comes to a close and kids start going back to school, there is one school getting more media attention than most others. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of the February 14 shooting, is in the spotlight as teens from the Parkland, Florida, community began a new school year this week. This past Tuesday — August 14 — also marked six months since the shooting, putting that subject at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Several teens from the school spent their summer as teen activists, both locally and nationally. Some students even took their “March For Our...
  • NRA wins Washington case, stops gun control initiative from going to ballot

    08/17/2018 2:13:14 PM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    mynorthwest.com ^ | Aug. 17, 2018 | MYNORTHWEST STAFF
    Organizers behind gun control Initiative 1639 did not comply with state signature gathering rules, according to a Thurston County superior court judge who ruled in favor of the NRA Friday. I-1639 will now be removed from the November ballot. “The National Rifle Association is glad to see the court today recognized how negligent, if not worse, gun control advocates were in their signature-gathering for this ill-advised ballot initiative,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director, NRA-ILA.Gun rights advocates protested the manner in which I-1639 collected signatures in Washington state. Secretary of State Kim Wyman even commented that her office has never...
  • NYT Performs PR for Teens on Gun-Grabbing Bus Tour, Pushing Laundry List of Left-Wing Issues

    08/17/2018 9:33:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 8/16/2018 | Clay Waters
    Under the pretense of journalism, reporter Maggie Astor provided some public relations with the valuable New York Times-imprimatur for the children’s crusade for gun control (and a laundry list of made-up left-wing issues like “systems of oppression”) in Thursday’s lead National story, “Speakers, Students, Activists, Survivors – On the road with teenagers from the March for Our Lives.” Both the teen activists and the supposed journalist skipped over how the massacres of students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida actually transpired, partly due to dereliction by both the Broward County sheriff’s department and the police deputy assigned...
  • Four children stabbed in south London with one boy being ‘disembowelled’

    08/17/2018 7:12:59 AM PDT · by familyop · 60 replies
    MetroUK, Associated Newspapers Limited ^ | August 17, 2018 | Richard Hartley-Parkinson
    A boy is fighting for his life after he was allegedly disembowelled when he was stabbed on a south London housing estate. He was one of four children who were taken to hospitals in south London following the incident at Landor House, Camberwell yesterday.
  • VA: Black Man with a Gun Saves White Woman during Pit Bull Attack

    08/17/2018 5:16:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 6 August, 2018, Monday afternoon in Suffolk, VA. , a pit bull escaped from its owner. Michaela Clark and Jarret Young, neighbors, attempted to put the dog in a choker collar. The dog attacked Clark, a 20 year old mother.  Young owns a Ruger .45, probably a P345, from the photograph. From wavy.com: Young, an Army veteran, says he couldn't shoot the dog at first because it was too close to Clark. When she moved her body, he says he found an open shot. "I took the shot. The dog stopped biting. It froze and fell over," said...