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  • New gun law closes loop and saves lives(BARFY LIES)

    05/20/2017 7:20:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 5/19/2017 | editors
    It’s always a good day when gun sense prevails in Olympia. Thanks to the passage of House Bill 1501, police and victims will now get notification if a felon, fugitive or someone who’s the subject of a court protection order illegally attempts to buy a firearm. There’s little doubt this upgraded notification system will save lives. Victims of domestic violence in particular can breathe a sigh of relief.
  • Germany Confiscating Homes to Use for Migrants [Hamburg]

    05/14/2017 7:38:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | May 14, 2017 at 5:00 am | Soeren Kern
    Authorities in Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany, have begun confiscating private dwellings to ease a housing shortage — one that has been acutely exacerbated by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to allow more than two million migrants into the country in recent years. City officials have been seizing commercial properties and converting them into migrant shelters since late 2015, when Merkel opened German borders to hundreds of thousands of migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Now, however, the city is expropriating residential property units owned by private citizens. In an unprecedented move, Hamburg authorities recently confiscated six residential...
  • Major Gun Control Group Is Riven By Leadership Dispute(paging nannie bloomers)

    05/12/2017 9:12:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 5/12/2017 | Kerry Picket
    After multiple staff departures from gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety and its spinoff Moms Demand Action, activists say a top decision-maker at both groups is making life difficult for those in the movement. According to sources close to Everytown, Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action and advisory board member of Everytown, remains a problem within both groups. Watts, while not a staffer with either organization, is a full-time volunteer who lives in Colorado. Critics of Watts say that despite that status, she is involved with all major leadership decisions. An all-staff email sent by Everytown president John...
  • How to Make Small Talk with Progressives

    05/12/2017 6:37:46 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 12, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Those of us who fall on the right of the center of the political spectrum frequently find ourselves at a loss when trying to communicate with those who don't. Accordingly, we’ve come up with some tongue-in cheek conversational stratagems that will enable you to make small talk with true believers on the Left. You may want to try these out on hard-core conservatives first: If they guffaw, odds are, progressives won't: • What do you really think of Donald Trump? • Is homophobia the fear of homogenized milk? • Do misogynists actually give massages? • Is xenophobia the fear of...
  • The growing “gun gap” in American politics

    05/10/2017 7:07:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 5/10/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Let’s note, here, that over the past three presidential elections, a majority of gun owners have supported Republican candidates. But there was a time when gun owners weren’t so overwhelmingly Republican. In 1976, 50 percent of Republicans, 48 percent of independents, and 45 percent of Democrats owned a gun. That changed in the 1980s and 1990s. By 2000, 30 percent of independents and only 27 percent of Democrats reported having a gun in the home. That drop continued among Democrats; by 2016, only 23 percent owned guns.
  • As Chicago gangs escalate to rifles: Answering a new danger to cops and civilians (barf alert)

    05/09/2017 4:36:26 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 09 may 2017
    Chicago police are used to facing the possibility of death every time they put on their badges. But it's safe to assume they paid special attention to the alert on police radio channels Monday advising them to "expect a heightened presence of Satan Disciples" in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the city's Southwest Side. The real news: "This gang is in possession of numerous military-style rifles that are capable of piercing police protection." Shootings in Chicago, as in most places, are usually done with handguns, which have the advantage of being relatively inexpensive and easy to conceal. But in recent...
  • Chicago police issue bulletin on gangs, high-powered weapons

    05/08/2017 6:54:49 PM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 5/8/2017 | DON BABWIN
    - Chicago police issued a bulletin Monday warning its officers about gangs armed with high-powered weapons, after three people were shot to death over the weekend - including two attending a memorial for the earlier victim. Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the three people who were killed in the shootings Sunday were all members of the same street gang. A shooting early in the day left one man dead, and the two others were killed and eight people were injured in a spray of more than two dozen shots from two guns while attending a makeshift memorial for him. Police...
  • Democratic double standard on guns hurts the poor

    05/08/2017 5:42:31 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 8, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    When it comes to voting, Democrats see free ID cards as too burdensome on the poor. But there’s no hesitation to impose fees, expensive training requirements, ID requirements, and onerous background checks on prospective gun owners. Recently, the Texas legislature passed a bill reducing the fee for a five-year concealed handgun permit to $40. The current fee of $140 is one of the highest in the country. The bill has come up twice in the state House, and only 32 percent of Democrats voted both times to lower the fee. No Republican opposed the fee cut. If the legislation was...

    05/07/2017 12:11:42 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 42 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | May 7, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    . . . The worst 1% of counties have 19% of the population and 37% of the murders. The worst 5% of counties contain 47% of the population and account for 68% of murders. As shown in figure 2, over half of murders occurred in only 2% of counties. Murders actually used to be even more concentrated. From 1977 to 2000, on average 73 percent of counties in any give year had zero murders. Possibly, this change is a result of the opioid epidemic’s spread to more rural areas. But that question is beyond the scope of this study. Lott’s...
  • Governor Ducey signs SB 1122

    05/06/2017 11:12:29 AM PDT · by Oatka · 6 replies
    Arizona Citizens Defense League ^ | Gov. Douglas A. Ducey
    Governor Ducey Signs SB 1122 SB 1122, which prohibits the search of any federal or state database as a requirement for transferring personal property (such as your firearm), was signed by the Governor on May 1, 2017. We thank the over 2,000 AzCDL members and activists that contacted the Governor and urged him to sign this important legislation. You made a difference! PDF of Ducey's letter to the Secy of State HERE
  • Hearing Protection Act on the move but facing uphill struggle (video)

    05/06/2017 12:04:24 AM PDT · by RC one · 23 replies ^ | 5/04/17 | Chris Eger
    A campaign on Capitol Hill to remove suppressors from National Firearms Act regulations is tracking but still has a long way to go before becoming spoke with industry insiders about the Hearing Protection Act on the eve of the 146th National Rifle Association Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta last week, who argued the measure has a fighting chance.“The Hearing Protection Act is alive and well in both the House and the Senate,” said Knox Williams, executive director of the American Suppressor Association. “It’s made tremendous strides, but it still has a long way to go.”The bill was introduced...
  • Georgia becomes the 12th Campus Carry State

    05/05/2017 8:15:22 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 5 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | May 5, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    On Thursday, May 4th, Georgia became the 12th state that mandates that public universities allow people to carry guns on campus. Following Arkansas, Georgia is also the second state to pass campus carry this year. The other eleven states are: Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Michigan (can carry openly with a permit), Mississippi, Oregon, Tennessee (faculty and staff), Texas, Utah and Wisconsin. Unlike Arkansas, the Georgia doesn't mandate additional requirements to carry on campus than in other places: "Georgia requires people to be at least 21 — or at least 18 with proof of basic training or active service in the...
  • Georgia governor approves carrying concealed guns on college campuses

    05/04/2017 5:33:13 PM PDT · by CFW · 13 replies
    Online Athens ^ | 5/4/2017 | Kathleen Foody
    ATLANTA | Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Thursday allowing people with permits to carry concealed handguns on public college campuses, praising GOP leaders for making the changes he demanded when he vetoed a previous campus-carry bill last year.
  • Speaking to gun-safety group, Pat Toomey reaffirms support for background check bill

    05/04/2017 4:10:41 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
    The Lehigh Valley senator told her and others gathered at the Grand Hyatt that he and West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin — his cosponsor on the measure to extend background checks to gun show sales and online purchases — still support the bill and finding a path through Congress.
  • Here’s all of the guns the ATF took from Pasadena Police lieutenant’s Sierra Madre home

    05/04/2017 9:14:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies ^ | 5/3/2017 | Jason Henry
    More one third of the firearms seized in February from the home of Pasadena Police Lt. Vasken Gourdikian cannot be sold to civilians by gun shops in California, according to a review of the list of weapons by this newspaper. These handguns can only be purchased by law enforcement officers, or through a private party, because the models do not appear on California’s “roster” of guns approved for sale to the general public. Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives raided Gourdikian’s Sierra Madre home in February, taking away a total of 61 guns and gun parts,...
  • Gabby Giffords, Dem Lawmakers Pledge to Fight Concealed Carry for Law-Abiding Citizens

    05/04/2017 7:49:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 5/4/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    On May 3 gun control proponent Gabby Giffords joined Democrat lawmakers on Capitol Hill in pledging to fight efforts to nationalize concealed carry for law-abiding citizens. By opposing national reciprocity, Giffords and lawmakers like Senator Chris Murphy (D) are literally working against citizens who have received some level of firearm education and/or training, and have undergone background checks for their permits. This comes even as Giffords’ gun control group is demanding background checks as a way to know who should and should not be able to own a gun. According to Newsweek, Giffords spoke at a press conference Wednesday, saying,...
  • Handgun Acquisitions in California After Two Mass Shootings

    05/03/2017 12:52:35 PM PDT · by Thalean · 11 replies
    Annals of Internal Medicine Study 2012-2016 via Stanford University ^ | May 1, 2017 | David Studdert, Yifan Zhang PhD, Jonathan Rodden PhD, Rob Hyndman PhD, Garen Wintemute, MD, MPH
    New study from Stanford University confirms what conservatives have been saying for years: most people (liberals included) recognize that handguns are better protection than calling the police in violent situations. Here are the key points from the study, which focused on California: 1) Handgun sales spike after mass shootings (account for 10% of total handgun sales in a given year). 2) Most of those buyers are 1st-time buyers. 3) The main reason cited by said buyers was "personal protection". 4) In California, handgun sales are up 300% in the last decade alone, greatly exceeding population growth.
  • Dem Candidate Rob Quist Recommends Climate Change Skeptics Kill Themselves

    05/03/2017 11:46:48 AM PDT · by kevcol · 33 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 2, 2017 | Jack Heretik
    "This is something that the entire world needs to address," Quist said. "If any those of you that feel like this is not a problem, I challenge you to go into your car in your garage, start your car, and see what happens there." During his campaign, Quist's life has come into the public light, including his regular musical performances at an Idaho nudist resort with his daughter.
  • Murder Isn't a Nationwide Problem

    05/03/2017 8:31:33 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 14 replies
    Real Clear Policy ^ | May 3, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    The vast majority of murders in the United States occur in just a tiny percentage of counties. In fact, the country can be divided up into three types of places: those where there are no murders; those where there are a few murders; and those where murders are very common. In 2014, the most recent year that a county level breakdown is available, 54 percent of counties (with 11 percent of the population) had no murders. 69 percent of counties had no more than one murder, and about 20 percent of the population and only 4 percent of all murders...
  • Gabby Giffords’ Gun Control Group Pushes Bullet-Proof Posters in Lieu of UBCs(T)

    05/03/2017 6:46:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 5/3/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    The posters appear to be made of bullet-proof drywall, which contains a Kevlar weave that will stop many–but not all–rounds from penetrating. The special drywall is a popular component in the construction of safe-rooms around the country. Giffords’ ARS uses poster-sized pieces of the material, emblazoned with the words, “This post stops bullets because our gun laws can’t.” Other versions of the poster say, “In case of gunfire hide behind this poster.”