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  • Chicago passes 1,000 gunshot victims for 2017

    04/28/2017 10:37:13 AM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies
    guns.com ^ | April 27, 2017 | Andrew Shepperson
    The bloodshed continued in Chicago this week, with eight people wounded in shootings since Wednesday and more than 1,000 people already shot so far this year. The Chicago Sun-Times reported the most recent shooting took place in the Woodlawn neighborhood on Wednesday night. According to Chicago Police, a 35-year-old man was shot from a passing car while standing on the street. The man suffered gun shot wounds in the left hand and right ankle and was later stabilized at a local hospital. A 28-year-old woman was also shot in the incident, suffering gunshot wounds to both thighs and her right...
  • Northam touts gay rights, opposition to NRA in first TV ad of Virginia governor's race

    04/28/2017 9:45:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    richmond.com ^ | 4/28/2017 | graham moomaw
    Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph S. Northam is highlighting gay marriage, gun violence and opposition to President Donald Trump in the first TV commercial of Virginia’s gubernatorial primary season. The ad buy seven weeks ahead of the June 13 primary, described by the Northam campaign as a “substantial, six-figure buy across Virginia,” underscores Northam’s financial advantage over Democratic rival Tom Perriello and the changing tone of Democratic campaigns in a purple state trending blue. The Northam campaign said the ad is believed to be the first in a gubernatorial race to mention marriage equality. The ad features a testimonial from Tim...
  • Why Instructors Lie about Disarming Techniques

    04/28/2017 9:42:13 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/28/2017 | R Hoover
    You've got a gun to your head. Your heart is racing. Everything hinges upon a single moment of action and reaction. Compliance is no guarantee of survival. You have a window, a moment in time, an instance to act…your confidence is shaky, you’ve entered paralysis by analysis a million thoughts go through your head. You’ve lost control. In this demonstration, Ryan Hoover a Krav Maga instructor candidly explains the reason why there are endless disarming techniques. In short, its to sell more courses. More classes. More DVDs. Its meant to make you feel like a commando ninja without actually improving...
  • Monks with guns

    04/28/2017 8:41:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    aeon.com ^ | 4/26/2017 | M. Jerryson
    Westerners think that Buddhism is about peace and non-violence. So how come Buddhist monks are in arms against Islam?
  • This Should Be the Best of Times For Gun Owners. And Yet…

    04/28/2017 8:38:44 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | April 28, 2017 | by JIM GERAGHTY
    Considering GOP control of Washington, one might have expected “concealed-carry reciprocity” – national legislation declaring that if you have a concealed carry permit in one state, is must be recognized by all other states — to have been either featured in President Trump’s 100 days agenda or rapidly approaching passage. The bill has 188 cosponsors in the House, but has been sitting in subcommittee since January. Justice Gorsuch is a fantastic win for the administration, but there’s still a lot of lower court judicial vacancies to fill: Circuit courts need nominees for 19 vacancies, and district courts are waiting to...
  • Violent street gang MS-13 puts Long Island towns in its grip

    04/28/2017 7:56:59 AM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 28, 2017 | CLAUDIA TORRENS, FRANK ELTMAN and COLLEEN LONG
    Late at night, when helicopters thrum overhead and spotlights beam down onto lawns, many people here know exactly what's going on. "You just think, 'Oh, God, whose child is it now?'" said Stephanie Spezia, a longtime resident of this suburb in the heart of Long Island that is caught in the grip of a violent street gang with Central American ties, MS-13. MS-13 has been blamed for a trail of 11 corpses of mostly young people discovered in woods and vacant lots in Brentwood and neighboring Central Islip since the start of the school year. The bloodshed in the two...
  • Facing a pro-gun government, anti-gun movement feels defiant

    04/28/2017 7:47:21 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 24 replies
    AP via Tulsa World ^ | 4/28/2017 | Nancy Benac
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  • Dems adopt new tactic for gun confiscation

    04/28/2017 6:41:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/27/2017 | Leo Hohmann
    New York State Sen. Daniel Squadron, D-Manhattan, has a plan to snare conservatives into coughing up their gun rights. Democrats have come up with a creative way of selectively confiscating guns from certain residents, and several Second Amendment watchdogs say the strategy could soon be coming to a state near you. A state legislator from Manhattan has introduced a bill that would nullify gun rights from those convicted of hate crimes, even those involving nonviolent, misdemeanor offenses. If successful, New York would become the seventh state to implement such a law. The FBI defines a hate crime as a “criminal...
  • Plainfield High School student charged following firearm photo

    04/28/2017 5:32:28 AM PDT · by Puppage · 43 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 4/28/2017 | Puppage
    PLAINFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — A Plainfield High School student is faced with charges related to having a photo of himself with a firearm. Police are charging a 15-year-old student of Plainfield High School with Breach of Peace, after it was revealed he had a picture of himself with a firearm. The school administration found out about the picture, after the student had a tiff with another student. Police say that second student also had a picture of himself posing with a gun. The student facing charges, allegedly took his photo with the gun and posted it on social media, in...
  • Ted Cruz signs on to Hearing Protection Act

    04/28/2017 5:45:34 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 16 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 4/27/2017 | Daniel Terrill
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz signed on as a co-sponsor to the Hearing Protection Act days before he’s scheduled to speak at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention, where the bill is expected to be a major talking point. The proposed measure has so far gained 14 co-sponsors, all Republicans, in the U.S. Senate and a related measure in the House has gained 137 co-sponsors, including three Democrats. This legislative session is the second round for the bill. When it was proposed in the Senate in 2015, it gained only three sponsors. While the Texas senator was not one of them,...
  • I Bought An AR-15 Using Facebook

    04/28/2017 5:19:56 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/28/2017 | S Morstan
    No guns on Facebook? We'll see. At the very beginning of 2016, Facebook banned gun sales on its site. But it's not that hard to get around these rules. With all the school shootings and mass murders, placenames now becoming shorthand for different shootings (Aurora, Sandy Hook, Charleston, etc.) one can hardly blame Facebook for getting cautious. Like any responsible company, they want their asses and assets covered. Still, that didn't stop one Buzzfeed writer from buying an AR-15 (That oh-so-dangerous "Assault Rifle" everyone's so afraid of) via facebook not far from San Bernardino. See, while Facebook officially bans guns...
  • Carry at the NRA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia

    04/28/2017 4:28:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    ammoland ^ | 25 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    This year, 2017, the NRA Annual Meeting is being held in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center. 80,000 people are expected to attend.  There will be 450,000 square feet of exhibits. As with the past two annual meetings, attendees will be able to carry firearms in accordance with state laws. In Georgia a carry permit is required.Georgia recognizes carry permits from 32 other states. Handgunlaw.us lists the states.Virginia is not listed on the official Georgia.gov page, but I understand that Georgia reciprocity with Virgina has been restored. You are responsible for validating your own information.From handgunlaw.us: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona,...
  • Big Lake Trap Shooting Team Photo Will Be Included in Yearbook After All

    04/27/2017 6:45:08 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 4/27/17 | Frank Rajkowski
    The Big Lake High School trap shooting team will have its team photo included in the school's yearbook after all. School officials Thursday announced a change to a student handbook policy that excluded firearms or weapons from being displayed. The trap shooting team photo showed all 60 team members posed with shotguns by their side, and its rejection upset team members, their parents and others. The new policy still allows for images that "violate school policy, display firearms, weapons, drugs, alcohol, inappropriate gestures and poses, and revealing clothing" to be edited or excluded. But it makes an exception for the...
  • John Lewis to protest Trump at NRA convention: report

    04/27/2017 6:43:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 27, 2017 | Ariella Phillips
    Georgia Rep. John Lewis will join protesters outside of the National Rifle Association's convention in Atlanta on Saturday. Several hundred gun control advocates are expected to gather ahead of President Trump's speech to the annual convention, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution report. In January, Trump criticized Lewis on Twitter, saying the civil rights icon is "All talk, talk, talk — no action or results." Lewis did not attend the inauguration and said he did not see Trump as a "legitimate president." More than 80,000 people are expected at the NRA convention. Several hundred people have also RSVP'ed to protests organized...
  • US murders concentrated in 5 percent of counties

    04/27/2017 3:01:53 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26, 2017 | Perry Chiaramonte
    The majority of murders in the U.S. occur in only a small percentage of counties across the country. The Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) said in a new report that there is a “geographical concentration” of murders, with 68 percent of killings occurring in just 5 percent of the nation’s counties. The homicides also tend to be concentrated to relatively small pockets of those counties, the report said.
  • Secret Service: Guns banned from Trump's NRA speech

    04/27/2017 2:32:42 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | Kevin Liptak, CNN White House Producer
    Atlanta (CNN)The US Secret Service said Thursday attendees at President Donald Trump's speech Friday at the National Rifle Association's annual meetings in Atlanta will have to leave their firearms outside."The Secret Service works closely with our local law enforcement partners in each state to ensure a safe environment for our protectees and the public," the agency said in a statement. "Individuals determined to be carrying firearms will not be allowed past a predetermined outer perimeter checkpoint, regardless of whether they possess a ticket to the event."
  • No NFA Not an SBS just a Firearm

    04/27/2017 7:03:08 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/27/2017 | E Lemoine
    The Black Aces FIREARM is what the ATF calls it. The "firearm" by Black Aces Tactical has all the characteristics of a short shotgun, without the name. It shoots 2 3/4" shotgun shells, uses a pump for cycling, and even leaves a big hole in whatever it shoots. But the ATF's own wording was used to design a firearms that cannot be called a shotgun, an SBS, an SBR, a pistol, an AOW. If you still didn't get that, this firearm is not a shotgun, it is not a short-barrel shotgun, it's not a short-barrel rifle, it's not a short-barrel...
  • Gavin Newsom Calls out NRA, Suggests Lives Being Saved by Gun Control

    04/27/2017 7:29:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/27/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 25 California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom used a tweet to call out the NRA and suggests lives being saved by gun control. His tweet came on the same day Breitbart News reported that the NRA had launched what promises to be the first of many lawsuits designed to challenge California gun control laws. The Los Angeles Times reports that the NRA has a “series” of suits planned now that Neil Gorsuch is seated on the Supreme Court. Newsom’s tweet appears to be an attempt to convince the NRA that gun control has already won the day. He wrote:
  • Pennsylvania Bill to Enforce Firearm Preemption Against Scofflaw Governments

    04/27/2017 5:19:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Pennsylvania legislature is aiming to enforce their strong firearms preemption law. A similar enforcement law was enacted in 2014, but was struck down in 2016. The state Supreme Court ruled that the legislature had violated the state constitutional requirement for "single issue" statutes when the bill was passed. On April 19, 2017, a replacement bill passed the House Judiciary committee by a 20-5 vote. As with most states, Pennsylvania has a strong firearms preemption law. The statute has been on the books for over three decades. The preemption law requires that virtually all firearms law in Pennsylvania be...
  • Cleveland woman pulls gun from under floorboards to fight off accused home invaders, police say

    04/26/2017 11:22:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 69 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 4/25/2017 | Courney Astolfi
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Cleveland woman retrieved a gun hidden under the floorboards of her home and started firing on a group of women who broke in to attack her, police say. One of those women was struck by a bullet, and the 29-year-old remains at University Hospitals with gunshot wounds to her abdomen and leg. She has not been charged in connection with the case. The accused shooter, 19-year-old Shaiteria Gregory, remains in jail on a charge of second-degree felonious assault, according to court records. Three other women who were with the gunshot victim are charged with aggravated burglary...