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  • Gun Control is in Progressivism’s DNA

    12/16/2017 4:54:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Progressive infatuation with gun control and population disarmament stems from their foundational premises about the nature of reality.Progressivism was born out of the end of the frontier and of frustrations with the restraints of the Constitution.  Politicians wanted more power than the Constitution allowed.They rejected the entire theory of natural rights and the idea that governments exist by the consent of the governed.From heritage.org, a quote from Charles Merriam, an early, leading Progressive political scientist: The individualistic ideas of the “natural right” school of political theory, indorsed in the Revolution, are discredited and repudiated…. The origin of the state is...
  • With new clout, Virginia Democrats to push for gun control

    12/13/2017 9:45:12 AM PST · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | December 7, 2017 | Sarah Rankin
    RICHMOND — Days after Virginia Democrats’ astounding Election Day successes, one of the state’s most influential gun rights groups sent a warning to its members. “Gun control will be coming at us hard and heavy,” the Virginia Citizens Defense League said in an email with the subject line “2017 Elections and the path ahead.” With the Democrats gaining clout, the group said, it expects a push for legislation in Virginia to implement universal background checks, ban assault weapons and restrict handgun purchases. The Defense League has urged members to reach out to non-gun owners to boost ownership and take off...
  • Smith & Wesson owner’s stock takes a shot to the gut

    12/09/2017 5:28:44 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 8, 2017 | Richard Morgan
    <p>The company that owns gun maker Smith & Wesson got hammered by investors Friday after it revealed its earnings plunged 90 percent in the most recent quarter.</p> <p>With President Trump and a Republican-led Congress firmly behind Second Amendment rights, the panic-driven buying that had boosted business during the Obama Administration is no longer goosing sales, according to analysts.</p>
  • Texas father shoots, kills Popeye's robbery suspect who threatened family, police say

    12/09/2017 4:57:01 AM PST · by Hadean · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 8, 2017
    A father eating at a Popeye’s restaurant -- and carrying his licensed handgun -- shot a would-be robber dead Wednesday after the thief threatened the man's family at gunpoint and demanded the dad's belongings. The San Antonio Police Department said Ander Herrera, 19, walked into the restaurant on South Flores Street just after 9 p.m. Wednesday and demanded Carlos Molina hand over his cash. Molina, 32, said he had no money because he had just bought his family a meal. The gunman then turned toward the counter and started yelling at a manager who was trying to take cover, FOX29...
  • The House concealed-carry bill is arrogant and foolish

    12/07/2017 10:44:42 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec 07, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    With New York City on track for fewer than 300 homicides in 2017, the House just passed a bill to let people with concealed-carry permits issued in any state to legally pack hidden heat in every other state, no matter what the local gun laws say. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, which would also strengthen the background-check system, passed 231-198, with six Democratic “ayes” and 14 Republican “nays.” Happily, it should die in the Senate, where it would need 60 votes but is unlikely to even get all 52 Republicans. But that doesn’t make the move any less...
  • Professor Obama: Yeah, We Could Be Charting Down The Path Of Nazi Germany

    12/07/2017 12:32:42 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    So, this has been said over and over again, but the Left is going to continue to play this tune. We’re not going the way of Germany circa 1939. We’re not. We have constitutional mechanisms that would prevent such a takeover, namely we don’t have an actual official act that would allow the president to assume emergency decree powers after a catastrophic event, such as the Capitol Building being set ablaze by someone. Yet, former President Obama decided to make a warning that the U.S. could be charting down that path at the Economic Club of Chicago this week. It...
  • The AP provides another example of how media pushes an anti-gun agenda

    12/03/2017 3:08:04 PM PST · by richardb72 · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 3, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    is usually pretty hard to definitively identify media bias. Often pressed for time, reporters are just unaware of opposing opinions or facts. And there is no way for readers to tell what information has been left out. But an Associated Press article, which appeared in hundreds of papers from the Los Angeles Times to the Houston Chronicle, provided a unique peek at how the media selectively picks anti-gun information in order to push for gun control. The Associated Press article edited-down a 441-word version of a longer, 1,000-word article that appeared in the Indianapolis Star and a quote from the...
  • Will the GOP Leadership Be the Ones to Deliver Gun Control

    12/02/2017 9:33:39 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 03, 2017 | Michael Hammond
    If you were the GOP congressional leadership and WANTED to lose both the House and the Senate in 2018, how would you do it? I would suggest that there is no better way than to turn the GOP into the party that "finally delivered gun control." And this is after an eight-year stalemate under Barack Obama, when the anti-gun movement suffered one demoralizing defeat after another. Not anymore. Senator John Cornyn, the Senate's number two Republican, is doing the "happy dance" with his new friends and cosponsors Chuck Schumer, Dianne Feinstein, Richard Blumenthal, and Chris Murphy -- over their new...
  • What is a "Well-Regulated Militia?"

    11/30/2017 8:39:03 PM PST · by Discoshaman · 52 replies
    Byte-Size Politice ^ | 11/30/2017 | J. Wesley Bush
    A good, quick video on the militia clause of the Second Amendment in light of the Militia Acts of 1792, the Dick Act of 1903, and U.S. Code Article 10.
  • How Russians lost their own 2nd Amendment: The right to bear arms

    11/29/2017 7:42:35 AM PST · by Simon Green · 33 replies
    Russia Beyond ^ | 11/28/17 | Nikolay Shevchenko
    Packing heat in the country is no easy task. You need to pass a strict background check and only then can you own a hunting rifle or pneumatic gun. Things were different when the tsars ruled over the land though: Every man and his dog owned a weapon. The famous Russian poet Alexander Pushkin enjoyed a rather odd pastime: After waking up he would lie in bed and shoot a pistol at the wall. In Tsarist Russia, people loved guns. Officers, merchants, students, respectable dames, and young ladies all had a favorite handgun, sometimes more than one. However, by the...
  • SCOTUS Rejects Hearing Arguments For Maryland Assault Weapons Ban

    11/28/2017 12:39:04 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 27, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, for pro-Second Amendment supporters and gun owners the Supreme Court has once again fallen short. The gun rights movement has scored a slew of landmark rulings on Second Amendment rights, but alas—you can’t win them all. The Court refused to hear arguments on Maryland’s assault weapons ban—and the media was, well, in usual form reporting on it. The Supreme Court has refused to hear any further legal challenges on overtly stringent and possibly unconstitutional gun control laws from predominantly blue states since 2010 (via Reuters) [emphasis mine]: The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a setback on Monday to gun rights...
  • VIDEO: Gun enthusiast destroys assault rifle in wake of mass shootings

    11/26/2017 8:13:13 PM PST · by Antioch · 40 replies
    wfla ^ | November 18, 2017 | WFLA Web Staff
    RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. (WFLA) — A gun enthusiast from southern California says he is taking a step to help destroy gun violence. One of Chad Vachter’s prized possessions was a thousand-dollar AR-15 assault rifle. After seeing the growing number of mass shootings in the country, Vachter said he was fed up and decided to take a hammer to his gun, destroying it. “I can’t do it,” he said. “I can’t have something in my house that so easily could become a part of another situation like that, and I’m not going to be desensitized to it. I refuse to.” Last...
  • Giffords group asks web hosts to shut down 'ghost gun' sites

    11/25/2017 8:19:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 24, 2017 6:43 PM EST | Michael Balsamo
    A gun control group founded by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords asked two web hosting companies on Friday to shut down websites selling parts and machines that help make untraceable homemade firearms known as “ghost guns.” The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence asked the providers that host GhostGunner.net and GhostGuns.com to disable the websites for violating the hosting companies’ terms of service. The sites sell kits, components and machines that help create homemade semi-automatic weapons. It’s legal to build a gun in a home or a workshop, and advances in 3-D printing and milling have made it easier...
  • Democrats’ New Attack Would Force A 7 Day Wait To Obtain Guns, Suppressors, Ammo & Mags

    11/22/2017 9:39:57 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 29 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 11-22-2017 | Tim Brown
    Once again, DC Democrats have gun owners' rights in their sights. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), an obvious Constitutional scholar (insert sarcasm here), introduced H.R. 4268 in the House. The bill would mandate that licensed gun dealers and individuals wait seven days after buying semi-automatic firearms, suppressors, armor-piercing ammunition and high capacity magazines before transferring them. Of course, as with all of these attempts to infringe on the rights of gun owners, the bill is clouded with a name that presents it as something promoting "safety" when the reality is it does absolutely nothing to promote safety. The bill is referred to...
  • Americans aged 18-34 most likely to oppose assault weapons ban, poll finds

    11/20/2017 1:41:22 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 39 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 19, 2017 | Lois Beckett
    Resistance to a ban on military-style assault weapons is strongest among millennials, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released this week. It’s a finding that experts said might be driven by the popularity of first-person shooter video games such as Call of Duty and increasing prominence of military-style guns in the consumer market. A large majority of Americans say they support a ban on the sale of assault weapons, a category of politically controversial guns that includes the AR-15-style rifles that have become the weapon of choice for mass shooters. The previous national federal ban on assault weapons lapsed more...
  • How Did a “Gun Nut” Amass 160 Firearms in “Gun Free” UK?

    11/17/2017 6:46:54 AM PST · by Simon Green · 16 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 11/15/17 | Robert Farago
    In the wake of three high-profile mass shootings — Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs and Rancho Tehema — I wonder if firearms freedom fence sitters are starting to get the message: gun control doesn’t work. Background checks don’t stop criminals, crazies and terrorists from tooling-up and going postal. Background checks don’t stop them. Assault weapon bans don’t stop them. Ammunition capacity laws don’t stop them. A bullet to the brain? That stops them! Here’s more proof [via dailyrecord.co.uk] . . . An eccentric pensioner who was found to have a massive arsenal of weapons after the fire brigade rushed to...
  • Police launch two-week weapons surrender in England and Wales

    11/13/2017 8:47:46 PM PST · by Simon Green · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/13/17 | BBC
    People in England and Wales have two weeks to hand in guns, other weapons and ammunition to police stations without being punished for possession. People who surrender firearms will not automatically be charged, but will be if they are later connected to a crime. Police say many firearms are held in ignorance of their illegality. The parents of 18-year-old Yusuf Sonko, who was shot dead in Liverpool on 2 June, have called on people to hand in any firearms. Papa and Kajdijah Sonko spoke to BBC Breakfast about finding out that their son had been killed. Mr Sonko said he...
  • It’s the Worldview, Stupid

    11/12/2017 12:04:30 PM PST · by DWW1990
    www.TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 11/11/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    If we want to defeat or change those who are wickedly determined to take the lives of other human beings unjustly, it should go without saying that we must look far beyond the killers’ chosen instrument of death. This is why the pro-life community doesn’t put any effort into attempting to ban suction curettes or forceps—which have killed far more people in the U.S. than have guns. Nevertheless—and seemingly inevitably—whenever a mass murderer goes on a killing spree in the U.S., those who are terrified of the notion of absolute truth (who are determined to rule their own world)—and especially...
  • Sharpton: “Outlaw Semi-Automatic Weapons”

    11/12/2017 6:46:35 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 57 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    One of the obstacles to rational discussion of guns in America is the profound ignorance about guns on the part of many pushing for tighter controls. Take Al Sharpton on his MSNBC show this morning. Debating the subject with Liberty University Professor Daniel Howell in the context of the Sutherland Springs church massacre, Sharpton decried the availability of automatic and “semi-automatic weapons.” A bit later, Sharpton suggested that “we should outlaw automatic weapons, semi-automatic weapons.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Shooting from the Hip . . . with Blanks

    11/12/2017 1:07:01 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 12, 2017 | Paul Jacob
    “When do we say enough is enough?” asked California Senator Kamala Harris after Devon Patrick Kelley murdered 26 churchgoing Texans in cold blood, last Sunday. “When will this end?” prodded Diane Feinstein, California’s other senator. “When will we decide that we can’t accept massacres in our places of worship, schools, or at concerts? When will we actually do something about it?” “As my colleagues go to sleep tonight,” chided Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy, “they need to think about whether the political support of the gun industry is worth the blood that flows endlessly onto the floors of American churches, elementary...