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Pew first: Gun rights top gun control in major public opinion shift (62% distrust government)
Post Date: 2015-04-20 18:03:25 by hondo68
Exactly two years after President Obama's bid for gun control following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting died in Congress, a new poll has discovered a huge shift in public opinion to backing Second Amendment gun rights and away from controlling gun ownership. The reason: Americans now believe having a gun is the best way to protect against crime, 63 percent to 30 percent. Pew Research Center found that while support for gun control once reached 66 percent, it has dropped to 46 percent while support for gun rights has jumped 52 percent, the highest ever in the past 25 years. "We are at a moment when most Americans believe crime rates are rising and when most believe ...
Guns in U.S. are ‘ultimate check against government tyranny’: Cruz
Post Date: 2015-04-17 05:56:24 by out damned spot
The right to gun ownership in America is not just about hunting, or protecting property and person, but the ultimate check against government tyranny, argues a fund appeal from Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R- Texas. The Cruz fundraising letter echoes arguments made by militia groups, and a far-right demonstration last winter that followed voter passage of an initiative requiring criminal background checks for gun purchasers. The Second Amendment to the Constitution isnt just for protecting hunting rights, and its not only to safeguard your right to target practice, said Cruz, a former Texas solicitor general. It is a ...
School Idiocy: Ban All the Things!
Post Date: 2015-04-14 21:27:24 by Deckard
Nothing is too absurd for our public (government indoctrination camps) schools to ban and punish children over these days. Todays headlines read more like The Onion than reality, but its actually not even remotely funny that the majority of our nations kids are being subjected to this idiotic lunacy every single day. The extension of zero tolerance policies on guns to toy guns, fake guns and wild imaginations has baffled parents and instituted a culture of fear that aims punish children for seemingly innocent play. Kids have been disciplined and even arrested for wielding water guns, a Hello Kitty bubble gun, pop tarts half-eaten to shape a crude gun, a gun key chain, ...
How Michael Bloomberg could cost Democrats the next election
Post Date: 2015-04-11 23:45:10 by tooconservative
Who is the last great hope for Republicans in 2016 as they seek to maintain control of the Senate
and possibly the White House? One surprising answer is coming out of the annual convention of the NRA, and his name is Michael Bloomberg. The well monied former New York mayor and head honcho of Everytown for Gun Safety is holding his own event in Tennessee to focus attention on politicians who arent willing to sign on to ever increasing restrictions of the rights of gun owners. And its got some Democrats worried with good reason. Every time a Democrat starts talking about guns, they lose numbers because it is the Second Amendment, said Dave Mudcat ...
Tennessee Set to Make SQUIRT GUNS Â“NearÂ” Schools ILLEGAL
Post Date: 2015-04-09 10:29:07 by Deckard
Melissa MeltonActivist Post Thats right, folks. This is the fear-based state of Americas modern-day education and legislation systems. To start, every type of gun you can (and children do) imagine must be banned at school. We must brainwash all our children that guns are bad (mmkay), that the stupid Second Amendment needs to be repealed, and that even imaginary guns are such an evil, horrible transgression as to be punished as if they were actual firearms that could actually lethally hurt someone. (Unless, of course, those guns are in the hands of the government and its many, many agents
)Squirt guns have already long ago been banned within schools ...
Kansas approves concealed carry without a permit
Post Date: 2015-04-04 10:52:29 by tooconservative
While other states continue to try to find ways around recent Supreme Court rulings and whittle away at gun rights, Kansas is going in a different direction. While Kansans have traditionally enjoyed more Second Amendment freedom than the majority of states, Governor Sam Brownback is taking things to the next level as of this summer, when all legally entitled residents will be able to concealed carry without a permit. Kansans soon can carry concealed weapons without permits or training under a bill signed by Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday.The new law, which kicks in July 1, makes Kansas the sixth state to allow constitutional carry. It will allow Kansans 21 and older to carry ...
Christie pardons Philly mom arrested for her concealed weapon in New Jersey
Post Date: 2015-04-03 01:07:32 by tooconservative
Shaneen Allen, a single mother of two young children, had a concealed carry permit in her home state of Pennsylvania. But when she crossed the line into New Jersey and was pulled over for a minor traffic infraction, the ensuing discovery of her weapon, which she disclosed to the officer, meant she was facing a mandatory 3-5 year sentence in prison if convicted. Allen worked as a phlebotomist in Pennsylvania and had been robbed twice during the course of the year, leading her to purchase a firearm to protect her family. She had no prior convictions. Gun activists rushed to her defense upon her arrest. She made bail after 40 days and then awaited a possible felony charge. The county in ...
How Gun Rights Harm the Rule of Law
Post Date: 2015-04-02 12:25:56 by tpaine
www.theatlantic.com How Gun Rights Harm the Rule of Law Second Amendment activists are redefining the public sphere, and with it, American democracy. Rick Willing/Reuters Polls show that gun owners cite self-protection as the primary reason they are armed. Their intentions are generally good and admirable. The gun-rights movement has done a great job making the argument for individuals to be armed to protect themselves and their families in their own homes. What if you are faced with a menacing home intruder and police are far away? In that situation, it makes good sense to be armed. But there is an unfortunate lesson playing out for those who have armed themselves to feel ...
TAMPA BAY TIMES: ‘SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED’ DOES NOT MEAN WHAT IT SAYS
Post Date: 2015-03-31 12:37:57 by tpaine
www.breitbart.com TAMPA BAY TIMES: SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED DOES NOT MEAN WHAT IT SAYS by AWR Hawkins On March 26, the Tampa Bay Times responded to the numerous pro-Second Amendment bills making their way through the Florida legislature by suggesting that gun rights are not absolute. In other words, shall not be infringed does not mean shall not be infringed. According to the Times, the numerous gun rights billsespecially campus carryshow that Republican legislators are controlled by the NRA and do not understand that if certain limits are not placed on Second Amendment rights, public safety is sacrificed. In an attempt to ...
Ad of the Day: Here's What Happens When You Open a Gun Store in the Middle of NYC
Post Date: 2015-03-19 21:42:43 by tpaine
http://www.adweek.com Ad of the Day: Here's What Happens When You Open a Gun Store in the Middle of NYC First-time gun buyers on the Lower East Side States United to Prevent Gun Violence and its agency, Grey New York, have teamed up for some truly hard-hitting PSAs, including 2013's famous "Ed" spot, which won a Silver Lion in Film at Cannes. Now, they've moved on to a new tactica social experiment set in the real world. They did what they're calling "the unthinkable"opened a real-looking gun store on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and invited first-time gun buyers to check it out, with hidden cameras rolling. To create drama, they ...
VIDEO: Anti-Gun GOP Mayor Mocks Gun Rights Groups with Lewd Dance in View of Children ("twerking")
Post Date: 2015-03-09 20:43:45 by hondo68
As he awaited primary election results in his bid for re-election last Saturday, Republican Mayor Danny Jones of Charleston, WV was caught on video mocking supporters of gun rights and accusing them of sexually fetishizing guns while gyrating his hips and pantomiming the rubbing of oil all over himself, offending the parent of a child in attendance at the event. Incumbent Republican Mayor Danny Jones of Charleston, WV won his primary race against his opponent Josh Scott last Saturday and is set to face off against indie candidate Bill Carpenter and Democratic opponent Paul Monroe in Mays general election. However, Mayor Jones, known for his anti-gun positions, was caught on camera ...
The Light Trigger Pull Issue
Post Date: 2015-03-09 09:27:13 by GrandIsland
THE LIGHT TRIGGER PULL ISSUE By Massad Ayoob A common thread topic on shooting forums is whether a defensive handgun with a lighter-than- factory-spec trigger pull can cause problems in court. Because this is something that most people dont have experience with, the topic is particularly vulnerable to misinformation. On a recent thread, the original poster opened with the following link, in which instructors and lawyers mentioned several cases of too-light pulls resulting in injuries and severe legal problems: Gun Modifications, Light Triggers and Reloaded Ammunition . It wasnt long before someone posted to claim there had never been such a case. Others wrote in, citing cases ...
You have the right to bear arms, not “electrical” arms, court declares (Massachusetts)
Post Date: 2015-03-08 18:13:05 by hondo68
hermanturnip Massachusetts' ban on the private possession of stun gunsan "electrical weapon" under the statutedoes not violate the Second Amendment right to bear arms, the state's top court has ruled. The decision says (PDF) that the US Constitution's framers never envisioned the modern stun-gun device, first patented in 1972. The top court said stun guns are not suitable for military use, and that it did not matter whether state lawmakers have approved the possession of handguns outside the home. Nevertheless, we note that stun guns deliver a charge of up to 50,000 volts. They are designed to incapacitate a target by causing disabling pain, uncontrolled ...
Police say Obama bullet ban isn't needed, AR-15 round isn't a threat
Post Date: 2015-03-05 04:07:45 by tooconservative
A top police representative on Tuesday said that there is no history of criminals using a round popular among AR-15 rifle shooters against officers, undermining the Obama administration's argument for banning the 5.56 M855 "lightgreen tip." "Any ammunition is of concern to police in the wrong hands, but this specific round has historically not posed a law enforcement problem," said James Pasco, executive director of the Washington office of the Fraternal Order of Police, the world's largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 325,000 members. He told Secrets that the round used mostly for target practice "is not typically used ...
W.Va. Senate OKs bill to allow concealed carry without permit [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-03-03 18:58:33 by hondo68
Senators approved a bill Friday that could make West Virginia the sixth state to allow residents to carry a concealed firearm without a permit.After reading aloud from the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, senators voted 32-2 for a bill (SB347) that allows people 18 and older to tote concealed guns.The bill eliminates the crime of carrying a concealed weapon in West Virginia, said Sen. Charles Trump, R-Morgan.The legislation next goes to the House of Delegates. Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Vermont and Wyoming are the only states that allow residents to carry a hidden gun without a permit.West Virginia already allows open carry of a handgun without a permit. West Virginia ...
Cop Pulls Assault Rifle, Threatens Protesters For Their ‘Constitutional Bullsh**’
Post Date: 2015-02-27 08:15:32 by Deckard
A Houston, Texas cop was recently caught on video illegally detaining protesters and threatening them with his department-issued assault rifle. His reason? Protesters were spouting what he called Constitutional bullsh**. The video was recorded by Open Carry Texas and uploaded to their YouTube channel after a recent peaceful assembly where they advocated for Constitutional Carry, which is already legal in Texas when it comes to rifles of any sort (scroll down for video). The group passed out flyers and pamphlets at the protest, in order to inform locals about the Constitutional and state-acknowledged right to carry firearms for self-defense. The group ...
Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle
Post Date: 2015-02-26 22:52:43 by out damned spot
Its starting. As promised, President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this month revealed that it is proposing to put the ban on 5.56 mm ammo on a fast track, immediately driving up the price of the bullets and prompting retailers, including the huge outdoors company Cabelas, to urge sportsmen to urge Congress to stop the president. Wednesday night, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, ...
Officers, therapists honored for saving lives
Post Date: 2015-02-26 22:32:17 by tpaine
Officers, therapists honored for saving lives Dan McDonald Managing Editor 2/23/2015 In the past three years, two Plumas County deputies found themselves in life-and- death situations that left them no choice but to use deadly force against an armed attacker. Sheriff Greg Hagwood called the deputies actions heroic and said they likely saved the lives of innocent bystanders. Wednesday, Feb. 11, the sheriff honored deputies Tom Froggatt and Tom Klundby with the Medal of Valor. Both men received loud applause from the crowd of about 100 friends, family and co-workers who attended the ceremony at the Plumas County Courthouse. In the past, events such as this have ...
Exclusive: FBI Tries to Flip Open Carry Activist After Arrest at Political Rally
Post Date: 2015-02-26 09:09:29 by Deckard
An open carry activist and military veteran speaking exclusively with Infowars says federal agents told him to be quiet for a year or face federal charges after being arrested by Department of Homeland Security agents at a political rally in Spokane, Washington. The activist, Anthony Bosworth, was participating in the Our State, Our Rights rally outside the citys federal courthouse when members of multiple federal agencies approached and began demanding identification. While inquiring on the alleged need to provide ID, Bosworth was accused of being in violation of federal gun laws according to a DHS agent on scene. Its against federal law, ...
Gun Activists Take Aim At The Mall Of America
Post Date: 2015-02-24 08:12:05 by tpaine
www.vocativ.com Gun Activists Take Aim At The Mall Of America Posted: 02/23/15 13:18 EST Somalia-based terrorist group Al Shabab issued a video Sunday threatening to bomb the Mall of America, along with other shopping malls in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. Now some politicians and pro-gun activists are lashing out at the Mall of Americas policy against carrying guns, arguing that citizens must legally be able to self-defend as they shop. Republican Minnesota state Rep. Tony Cornish said the ban on guns at the Mall of America creates a killing zone. Plus, he argues, the mall actually has no standing against Minnesota state law. According to Minnesota law, ...
Open carry vs. announced carry [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-02-20 19:58:36 by tpaine
Open carry vs. announced carry As I noted yesterday, the Florida Court of Appeal held that theres a general Second Amendment right to carry guns in public, but the state can choose whether to allow only concealed carry, allow only open carry, or allow both. I noted that this is probably a sound interpretation of the Second Amendment, and especially of the Florida constitutional right to bear arms (which was also raised by the challengers). But it seems to me that, under the First Amendment, the state cant ban someone from wearing a T-shirt or a large pin saying Im legally carrying a concealed handgun at the same time that he is legally carrying a concealed ...
Cops No-Knock Raid, Stomp Necks, Destroy & Nearly Burn Down Home– To Find Broken Pot Pipe
Post Date: 2015-02-17 20:08:25 by Deckard
Wichita, KS A Wichita mother and local business owner has taken to YouTube to express her anger over a violent no-knock raid that occurred on Friday morning at the home she owns and rents to her son and his friends. Taylor Tymony, 22, and Michael Kostelecky, 21, were home on Friday around 10 am. Thats when officers, armed with rifles burst through the unlocked door to the home they share with another friend, with a battering ram. The roommates were allegedly ordered to the ground with rifles, as an officer instructed one of his accomplices that, if you want them to be quiet, just do them like this, and proceeded to slam Kostelecky to the ground, using ...
Retired Teacher Faces 10 Years In Prison For Possession Of Antique Flintlock Pistol
Post Date: 2015-02-17 17:41:46 by Gatlin
Retired teacher Gordon Van Gilder, 72, could be sent to jail for up to 10 years for possession of a unloaded antique flintlock pistol. New Jerseys strict gun control law makes no distinction between a loaded, modern weapon such as a.44 Magnum and an antique firearm. A history buff and memorabilia collector, Van Gilder had the unloaded 300- year-old pistol in his car when he was pulled over in a routine traffic stop in Cumberland County, New Jersey, last November. In consenting to a search of the vehicle, the ex-educator informed cops that the antique was wrapped in cloth in the glove compartment. One of the cops wanted to let him go following the search, but the Cumberland County ...
Gun rights groups await judge's ruling on California's 'microstamping' law
Post Date: 2015-02-17 16:45:41 by misterwhite
California's gun laws are among the nation's strictest, but a looming decision in a federal lawsuit could effectively ban handguns altogether in the Golden State, according to plaintiffs who want a judge to toss out a state law requiring all new handguns to be equipped with technology that "stamps" each shell casing with a traceable mark. The problem with the microstamping law, which was signed into law by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2007 but only took effect in 2013, is that it relies on an unworkable technology, according to gun manufacturers and attorneys for the Second Amendment Foundation and Calguns Foundation. If guns without the technology ...
Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act Would Allow Concealed Carry Weapons Across State Lines
Post Date: 2015-02-15 09:48:21 by CZ82
Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act Would Allow Concealed Carry Weapons Across State Lines Tim Brown February 14, 2015 Considering the fact that our Constitution acknowledges that citizens have the unalienable right (liberty) to both keep and bear arms, there is no legislation that should be imposed on any law-abiding citizen regarding their carrying of any weapon, especially at the federal level. Therefore, there should be no reason for the proposed legislation to be issued, mainly because the federal government has no business in this area in the first place. With that said, the Senate is advancing the 2015 Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which would ...
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