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  • Top gun rights priority prospects dim, even in GOP-controlled Washington

    12/16/2017 11:07:02 AM PST · by Reno89519 · 9 replies
    McClatchy DC Bureau ^ | December 14, 2017 | Andrea Drusch
    Gun rights activists spent record amounts last year to elect Republicans — but aren’t likely to get their biggest wish, nationwide concealed carry legislation, approved before the 2018 elections. Activists are blaming the Republicans they help put in power — as well as Democrats — for the lack of action on the gun lobby’s number one legislative priority. “The gun rights community does not appreciate the fact that reciprocity languished for so long, and then following two tragic shootings, it seems the first initial response from some in the GOP was, ‘We need additional gun control,’ aka the NICS fix,”...
  • 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...
  • Cuomo: Remove firearms from domestic abusers in New York

    12/14/2017 9:45:58 AM PST · by Bob434 · 39 replies
    The Post Star ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | The Associated Press
    Not sure the reposting rules from associated press- So I'll just post the link (It's a short article) and summarize- Cuomo is calling for removing firearms from all domestic abuse violators- even minor cases- He claims "Most mass shootings" are done by people with records of abuse against women.
  • WaPo Gives Pelosi Pinocchios for Gun Claim

    12/13/2017 12:53:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi missed the mark in her interpretation of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, voted into law by Republicans last week. That legislation, Pelosi declared on Twitter, comes with some unwanted invitations. Inviting violent criminals to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save livesInviting domestic abusers to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save livesInviting convicted stalkers to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives Yet the @HouseGOP just voted to do exactly that #StopCCR— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) December 6, 2017 The Washington Post Fact Checker gave Pelosi three Pinocchios for the misleading tweet. Contrary to the picture Pelosi tried to paint,...
  • Pelosi claim that GOP invites violent criminals to carry concealed weapons gets her 'Three...

    12/12/2017 2:40:17 PM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 12, 2017 | Fox News
    Full title: Pelosi claim that GOP invites violent criminals to carry concealed weapons gets her 'Three Pinocchios'Nancy Pelosi earned “Three Pinocchios” from The Washington Post's Fact Checker over a tweet claiming that House Republicans are inviting violent criminals, domestic abusers and convicted stalkers to carry concealed weapons. The House minority leader sent the tweet last week after House Republicans passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, sending it to the Senate by a 231-198 vote. “Inviting violent criminals to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives,” Pelosi tweeted. “Inviting domestic abusers to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives. Inviting convicted stalkers to...
  • Amid NYC Terror Coverage MSNBC Panel Complains About Guns in America, Trump

    12/11/2017 10:57:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 11, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    As information was still coming in regarding Monday’s attempted terror attack in the New York City subway, an MSNBC panel discussing the news ridiculously shifted the topic to outrage over guns and gun crime in the U.S. And on top of that, they bemoaned how President Trump would try to make the attack an immigration issue to support his temporary travel ban.The person responsible for kicking off the gun discussion was former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton. After commenting on how few terror attacks have hit the U.S. since 9/11 (missing a few as he rattled them off), he opined: We will continue to...
  • Who Is David Frum?

    05/06/2017 9:57:53 AM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 32 replies
    Right Wing Conservative News Blog ^ | May 6, 2017 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    ...Now I know a little about who Mr. david Frum reportedly is. But does he know who I am? Does he know who you are? I’m a member of the NRA. But you don’t have to be a member of the NRA to believe in truth, justice, and the American way. You only have to live it and be it. You can even feel it too, if you like. But, it seems some don’t understand that the Kraken has awakened. That the Genie is loose. That the Sleeper is now aware of what has been done to America. What has...
  • MSNBC Republican: 'You're a Bad Parent If You Have a Gun in the House'

    10/04/2017 12:42:19 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 94 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 10/04/2017 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Tuesday's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, frequent MSNBC Republican guest David Frum lamented over the trend towards loosening gun laws -- even after high-profile mass shootings -- and then predicted that it would be necessary to convince gun owners that "you're a bad parent if you have a gun in the house" to get the public to support more gun restrictions. After Frum had spent time lamenting that since the Newtown school shootings in 2012, there have been a loosening of gun laws in many states, host O'Donnell followed up by suggesting that most Americans agree with a...
  • NRA-Republican Backed Bill Makes it Easier for Feds to Disarm Citizens

    12/09/2017 5:13:20 PM PST · by Mafe · 39 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 12/8/2017 | Tho Bishop
    On Wednesday, the Republican controlled house voted to further federalize gun laws in this country. While Ryan McMaken has noted the danger in further centralizing gun legislation, there is another deeply troubling aspect to this bill: it expands the ability of the Federal government to restrict Americans’ right to bear arms. During the legislative process, the NRA supported merging the bill aimed at nationalizing concealed carry permits with another piece of legislation aimed at “fixing” the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS.) Obviously this legislation was inspired by the failure of the US Air Force to report the criminal...
  • 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>
  • What Being a Dad with a Gun Taught My Daughter

    12/09/2017 12:09:07 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 09, 2017 | Don Cicchetti
    Years ago, my daughter Samantha and I were home in the afternoon (she was off school, and I was home with her) when there was a loud knock on the front door. When I answered, I discovered that there were about a hundred cops, including SWAT (tactical truck and all) at my door and in my front yard. They did not look happy. "Yes? Can I help you?" I asked, as I got about a hundred hard stares from our guests. "Daddy, how many cops are out there?" Sam asked. "All of them, I think..." "Sir, there was a bank...
  • 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...
  • WI: Gunfight, Home Invader Killed, Headline: Victim Identified

    12/06/2017 4:47:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Many self defense shootings are not reported in the media. Many are not entered as justified homicides in the FBI Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). A self defense shooting, which included a justified homicide, occurred in the 800  block of Waugoo Avenue, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin,at night, on November 5th, 2017. The initial reporting did not include any indication this was a justified self defense shooting. The headline: Oshkosh shooting victim identified. From nbc26.com: Nov. 6, 2017 OSHKOSH, Wis. - An 18-year-old Appleton man is dead after a shooting in Oshkosh. Police said a suspect is still at large. Police identified...
  • House OKs GOP bill expanding gun owners' rights

    12/06/2017 4:46:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 6, 2017 6:24 PM EST | Matthew Daly and Richard Lardner
    Republicans rammed a bill through the House on Wednesday that would make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines, the first significant action on guns in Congress since mass shootings in Nevada and Texas killed more than 80 people. The House approved the bill, 231-198, largely along party lines. Six Democrats voted yes, while 14 Republicans voted no. The measure would allow gun owners with a state-issued concealed-carry permit to carry a handgun in any state that allows concealed weapons. It now goes to the Senate. Republicans said the reciprocity measure, a top priority...
  • Democratic Fundraiser Charged With Racially Motivated Gun Crime

    12/05/2017 6:39:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, this is a wild story, albeit a local one, coming from Missouri. A top fundraiser for the Democratic Party has been arrested and charged with a racially motivated gun crime. Matthew Lieberman is accused of drawing a handgun at two locations, firing shots, and shouting racial epithets. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that surveillance footage captured Lieberman with a firearm, along with shell casings at the scene that matched those found in his car. He was arrested on November 29. His bail has been set at $250,000 (via St. Louis Post-Dispatch): Veteran Democratic fundraiser Matthew Lieberman has been charged...
  • 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.
  • Donald Trump: Katie Couric "Should Be Ashamed" Of "Fraudulent Editing"

    06/01/2016 3:33:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 44 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    On May 31, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump weighed in on Katie Couric’s “fraudulent editing,” tweeting that she “should be ashamed” of herself. Katie Couric’s gun control film — Under the Gun — contains an 8-second pause that was inserted in the editing process. That pause gives viewers the false impression that pro-gun proponents were unsure or stumped when Couric questioned them about gun control.
  • 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...