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After tragedy, Ariz. lawmakers eye more gun rights (University professors, sitting ducks)
Post Date: 2011-01-17 13:33:17 by hondo68
PHOENIX (AP) Arizona has become a national leader in the gun rights movement in recent years as the state enacted law after law to protect the people's right to bear arms nearly anywhere, at anytime. The shooting rampage that wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a former legislative colleague, has done nothing to slow down the Legislature. Gun rights bills were introduced in the days after the shootings last week, and more proposals are to come. "I don't think it really changes anything," Republican state Sen. Ron Gould said of the mass shooting. "I don't see how gun control could have prevented that shooting unless you take guns out of the hands of ...
Is Gun Liability Insurance the Next Big Thing?
Post Date: 2011-01-16 14:22:46 by Brian S
Earlier this year, a lawmaker from Illinois caused a ruckus among the NRA crowd when he proposed legislation that would force gun owners to buy a liability insurance. State Rep. Kenneth Dunkin proposed amending his state's Firearm Owners Identification Card Act to require gun owners to buy $1,000,000 in liability coverage. Here's a excerpt from the bill (which is currently tabled): Provides that any person who owns a firearm in this State shall maintain a policy of liability insurance in the amount of at least $1,000,000 specifically covering any damages resulting from negligent or willful acts involving the use of such firearm while it is owned by such person. Provides that a ...
Glock Pistol Sales Surge in Aftermath of Arizona Shootings
Post Date: 2011-01-12 02:19:03 by Capitalist Eric
After a Glock-wielding gunman killed six people at a Tucson shopping center on Jan. 8, Greg Wolff, the owner of two Arizona gun shops, told his manager to get ready for a stampede of new customers. Wolff was right. Instead of hurting sales, the massacre had the $499 semi-automatic pistols -- popular with police, sport shooters and gangsters -- flying out the doors of his Glockmeister stores in Mesa and Phoenix. Were at double our volume over what we usually do, Wolff said two days after the shooting spree that also left 14 wounded, including Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who remains in critical condition. A national debate over weaknesses in state and ...
Glock Pistol Sales Jump in Aftermath of Arizona Shootings Amid Ban Concern
Post Date: 2011-01-11 14:53:26 by Brian S
Jan. 11 (Bloomberg) -- After a Glock-wielding gunman killed six people at a Tucson shopping center on Jan. 8, Greg Wolff, the owner of two Arizona gun shops, told his manager to get ready for a stampede of new customers. Wolff was right. Instead of hurting sales, the massacre had the $499 semi-automatic pistols -- popular with police, sport shooters and gangsters -- flying out the doors of his Glockmeister stores in Mesa and Phoenix. Were at double our volume over what we usually do, Wolff said two days after the shooting spree that also left 14 wounded, including Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who remains in critical condition. A national debate over ...
Peter King, Leading Republican, To Introduce Strict Gun-Control Legislation
Post Date: 2011-01-11 12:36:02 by Brian S
Rep. Peter King, a Republican from New York, is planning to introduce legislation that would make it illegal to bring a gun within 1,000 feet of a government official, according to a person familiar with the congressman's intentions. King is chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. The proposed law follows the Saturday shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and a federal judge that left six dead, including the judge, and 14 wounded. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the nation's most outspoken gun-control advocates, is backing King's measure and is expected to put the weight of his pro-gun-control organization behind it. "Yesterday everyone ...
Post Date: 2011-01-10 13:49:36 by Ferret Mike
On June 26, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court embraced the National Rifle Association's contention that the Second Amendment provides individuals with the right to take violent action against our government should it become "tyrannical." The following timeline catalogues incidents of insurrectionist violence (or the promotion of such violence) that have occurred since that decision was issued: June 26, 2008The case of District of Columbia v. Heller is decided by the Supreme Court in a 5-4 ruling. The opinion not only endorses the National Rifle Associations individual right interpretation of the Second Amendment; it also affirms that one of the purposes of ...
Jury: Death for bombers Prosecutors argued that the father and son who killed two police officers are too dangerous even for prison [right wing terrorists]
Post Date: 2010-12-23 11:27:49 by Ferret Mike
SALEM A jury on Wednesday recommended that a father and his son be sentenced to death for planting a bomb that exploded inside a Woodburn bank two years ago, killing two police officers and maiming a third. In a trial that spanned three months, prosecutors portrayed Bruce and Joshua Turnidge as bigoted men who hated authorities, were desperate for money and feared that newly elected President Obama would take away their guns. Both defendants stood with their lawyers and stared straight forward, showing no emotion as Marion County Circuit Judge Tom Hart read the jurys decisions. Sheriffs deputies handcuffed them and led them away to be jailed until Hart formally ...
Goldi Goes After Sneakypete with a Vengeance
Post Date: 2010-12-14 16:30:27 by Fred Mertz
#77. To: sneakypete (#0) GEESH! You are such a brat! 1. Her FATHER took her hunting, and HE selected and handled the choice of Rifles. She took whatever he gave her to use. Ever hunt with YOUR father? Dad's tend to take control of those things. 2. New Rifle/Gun: If I got a new rifle or gun, and the dealer didn't take the time to show me how it worked, I'd find a new dealer. Every gun is a little different. To prevent hunting accidents, it's prudent to learn the details of any new gun before you go out to the hunting area. Goldi-Lox posted on 2010-12-14 15:47:12 ET Reply Trace #79. To: sneakypete (#22) (Edited) Okay. NOW you're lying! It was explained to ...
Navy's Sci-Fi Railgun Breaks Record for Most Powerful Gun On the Planet (VIDEO)
Post Date: 2010-12-12 16:29:06 by Murron
Navy's Sci-Fi Railgun Breaks Record for Most Powerful Gun On the Planet (VIDEO) BY Philip Caulfield, DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER This image (below) shows the Navy's electromagnetic railgun firing a projectile, the black square, at a world-record setting 33 megajoules. The gun will allow the Navy to strike from more than 100 miles away. Say hello to the Navy's little friend. Navy scientists set a world record Friday during a test of an electromagnetic railgun, a tractor-trailer sized weapon that sends a 20-pound projectile rocketing through the air at seven times the speed of sound. VIDEO The futuristic gun was tested twice at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, ...
Cashier scares off machete-weilding robber (S&W vs Machete)
Post Date: 2010-11-14 14:41:11 by hondo68
(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - A suspect armed with the machete tried to rob a Route 148 Package and Variety Store in Oakham on Wednesday, but the cashier was able to scare the suspect off with a gun. The robbery happened around 7 p.m. The suspect arrived at the New Mart armed with the machete, demanding cash from the clerk. The storeowner and former part-time police officer pulled out his 9mm Smith and Wesson and scared the man off. Police believe the man later robbed a convenience store in Clinton later that night also using a machete. State and local police have video of the second robbery which is resulting in tips. Brad Taylor points out he has never been robbed in 17 years of doing ...
Scalia takes Kagan to gun range (but not Dick Cheney), sources say
Post Date: 2010-10-25 19:59:38 by hondo68
The witnesses saw Scalia at the Fairfax Rod and Gun Club, where he is a member, around noon on Wednesday of last week. He was with a woman who was noticeably diminutive in height, like Kagan, who stands at about five feet three inches. The witnesses, who got a very close look at the pair, say that the woman was the newest Supreme Court Justice. Scalia was bending down in order to teach Kagan how to hold the shotgun, the witnesses say, and the pair were shooting skeet. Kagan, who was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Obama in May and confirmed by the Senate in August, is generally believed to hold negative opinions toward the Second Amendment. The perception is based on a memo ...
Study Ties Lax State Gun Laws to Crimes in Other States (More guns = Less crime)
Post Date: 2010-09-26 22:58:37 by hondo68
WASHINGTON Nearly 600 mayors nationwide, led by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York and other city leaders, are mounting a new campaign to identify states with lax gun laws and push for tighter restrictions to prevent the trafficking of guns used in crimes. A study due to be released this week by a coalition called Mayors Against Illegal Guns uses previously unavailable federal gun data to identify what it says are the states that most often export guns used in crimes across state lines. It concludes that the 10 worst offenders per capita, led by Mississippi, West Virginia and Kentucky, supplied nearly half the 43,000 guns traced to crime scenes in other states last year. The ...
Murder a Kid, Plant a Gun — Take a Vacation
Post Date: 2010-08-12 13:20:31 by Capitalist Eric
Victor Steen, a 17-year-old high school senior from West Pensacola, Florida, was murdered while riding a bicycle home from a post-Homecoming Game party last October 3rd. His murderer, Jerald Ard, ran him down in an automobile. According to eyewitnesses, Ard dragged the victim a considerable distance, nearly severing his body in half. Ard had endangered other drivers and pedestrians as he veered into the wrong lane and even drove onto a sidewalk in pursuit of Victor, repeatedly attempting to shoot the teenager with a lethal weapon. After he ran down the youngster, Ard tried to cover up his crime by planting a gun on the victim. It shouldnt come as a surprise that Ard is a police ...
Police: 6 dead, 4 wounded in New Mexico Office Shooting (male Shooter)
Post Date: 2010-07-12 16:04:02 by Badeye
Police: 6 dead, 4 wounded in New Mexico Office Shooting Published July 12, 2010 | Associated Press KRQE ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. A gunman opened fire at an Albuquerque fiber optics manufacturer on Monday, killing five people and wounding four others before turning the gun on himself in what police said was a domestic violence dispute. The shooting at Emcore Corp. appeared to involve the 37-year-old gunman's ex-wife or girlfriend, police Chief Ray Schultz said. It was not immediately clear whether she was among the dead, or what caliber weapon he used. Schultz said the gunman was a former employee, but did not release his name. Chaos unfolded as the gunman opened fire, sending ...
Let's Face It, Chicago's Mayor Richard Daley Wants to Ban Guns, All Guns
Post Date: 2010-07-12 09:01:17 by Badeye
Let's Face It, Chicago's Mayor Richard Daley Wants to Ban Guns, All Guns By John Lott Published July 11, 2010 | FoxNews.com As always, gun control proponents say they merely want "reasonable" gun control laws. Yet, when listing the actual laws they favor, they go well beyond what most people would possibly consider "reasonable." Just look at the gun bans in Chicago and Washington, D.C. that local politicians and gun control organizations such as the Brady Campaign and the Violence Policy Center have fought to protect. Last Friday, just days after the Supreme Court struck down Chicago's handgun ban, Chicago enacted strict new gun control laws. These new ...
Firearms Sellers, CME Trader Sue Chicago Over Gun Law
Post Date: 2010-07-07 13:52:29 by Badeye
Firearms Sellers, CME Trader Sue Chicago Over Gun Law (Update1) July 07, 2010, 12:44 PM EDT By Andrew M. Harris July 7 (Bloomberg) -- A Chicago Mercantile Exchange trader and three other people have joined with the Illinois Association of Firearms Retailers to sue the city of Chicago over a restrictive gun law passed by its legislators last week. The gun-owning plaintiffs, who include a teachers aide and a married couple, claim the new ordinance restricting handgun possession to inside the home and mandating firearms training and permitting is unconstitutional. The measure imposes new restrictions that have the purpose and effect of preventing plaintiffs and other law- ...
Thieves could go free while victim faces jail time
Post Date: 2010-07-07 11:48:49 by Badeye
Thieves could go free while victim faces jail time Julie Hayden Investigative Reporter 4:49 AM MDT, July 7, 2010 WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. - Admitted thieves are going free, while an elderly Wheat Ridge man is facing the possibility of spending the rest of his life behind bars, all, he says, for trying to defend his property and his life. 82-year-old Robert Wallace said in February that he looked out his window and saw two men hooking his flatbed trailer up to their pickup. He yelled at them to stop, but they sped away, stealing his trailer. He told police he fired two shots at the pickup. Minutes later, police say 32-year-old Damacio Torres dropped 28-year-old Alvaro Cardona off at a hospital ...
Race cases win gun rights for all
Post Date: 2010-07-07 10:27:03 by Badeye
Race cases win gun rights for all Clarence Page July 7, 2010 Lobbyists for gun rights owe black Americans a historical debt of gratitude. The U.S. Supreme Court reminds us of this debt in its recent decision to overturn Chicago's sweeping prohibition against handgun possession. That decision rests on more than the Second Amendment. It also rests on the 14th Amendment, which brought equal protection to freed slaves after the Civil War. How times change. An amendment that helped blacks protect themselves from Ku Klux Klan terrorists now is being used to help protect a black Chicago man from gangbangers. That was why Otis McDonald, 76, said he needed a gun to protect himself from ...
NRA Backing (Dingy) Harry Reid?!! Members, Revolt!
Post Date: 2010-07-06 13:36:18 by Skip MacLure
Say it isnt so. But it is. Thanks to Erick Erickson (Redstate) and Angry White Dude for being all over this, much to the NRAs chagrin. Im getting that feeling that I have when dealing with the Repubics (thanks, Mark Levin) in the US Senate. Its the feeling that theres something nasty crawling on your skin. My support for the NRA has been on the wane for some years now. Like other members, Ive seen comments such as I had a basic membership and they kept harassing me for more funds and I felt like they were no longer supporting the Second Amendment or myself as a gun owner. There are plenty of these comments out there and ...
What’cha Going To Do When The Well Runs Dry?
Post Date: 2010-07-05 13:28:25 by Skip MacLure
There can be no more graphic example of the mood of the country and the state of the economy than this little vignette of my own home community, at least for me. Where I live, I can see the valley below me and a panorama of the hills towards the west from my living room window. In a normal year, the lead up to the Fourth of July would be a steadily increasing crescendo of fireworks going off, culminating in a house-shaking, window-rattling finale on the evening of the Fourth. Now, just so were all on the same page, pretty obviously Im not talking about the safe and sane variety of sparklers and fountains. Im talking about skyrockets and 3 and 4 inch ...
Mayor Daley backs off plan to limit residents to one gun
Post Date: 2010-07-02 14:19:20 by Badeye
Mayor Daley backs off plan to limit residents to one gun Comments July 1, 2010 By FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter Mayor Daley today backed off his plan to limit Chicagoans to one handgun and dropped the idea of requiring liability insurance in a watered-down replacement to Chicagos unenforceable handgun ban. The mayors ordinance approved by the City Councils Police Committee and poised for approval by the full council at a special meeting on Friday was considerably weaker than Daley and top mayoral aides had initially described. » Click to enlarge image Mayor Daley backed off the plan to limit residents to one gun. ...
Handguns on Campus Make Utah Colleges Model After Court Rulings
Post Date: 2010-07-02 12:26:01 by Badeye
Handguns on Campus Make Utah Colleges Model After Court Rulings By David Glovin and Oliver Staley - Jul 2, 2010 Students at Utah Valley University and other public colleges in the state are free to carry concealed handguns on campus if they have a permit. Nick Moyes is one of them. Its about self-defense, the ability to defend yourself, said Moyes, 28, a student who brings his Sig Sauer P-226 9mm handgun onto campus in Orem, Utah, every chance he gets. Thats a God-given right. Moyess pistol-packing privilege has nothing to do with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling June 28 that will likely be used to attack gun laws across the U.S. In 2007, Utah said ...
Gun Grabbing LIARS and JACKASSES LOSE in the SCOTUS today!!!
Post Date: 2010-06-28 22:29:58 by Coral Snake
This is to all the gun grabbing "Progressives" on this site. Better luck next time gun grabbing LIARS and JACKASSES You came up LOSERS on the Chicago handgun ban case today.
Supreme Court Gun Rights Decision: A Win or a Setback?
Post Date: 2010-06-28 15:48:37 by WhiteSands
Both sides of the gun rights debate are claiming some degree of victory concerning today's 5-4 Supreme Court decision restraining government limits on gun ownership while also allowing for the possibility of some governmental regulation. The decision did not explicitly strike down a Chicago law banning handguns, though it did seem to set a course for an eventual overturning of the law. The majority opinion, however, also said the decision that local governments are fully subject to the Second Amendment "limits (but by no means eliminates) their ability to devise solutions to social problems that suit local needs and values." The position echoed a decision two years ago ...
Court's Gun Decision An Important Win for Americans Who Want to Defend Themselves
Post Date: 2010-06-28 13:12:31 by Badeye
Court's Gun Decision An Important Win for Americans Who Want to Defend Themselves By John Lott Published June 28, 2010 | FOXNews.com With another closely decided 5 to 4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled today that state governments are not able to ban most Americans from owning most types of handguns. The court ruled that firearms are "essential for self-defense." The court found that if the Second Amendment indeed protects an individual right to own a gun, the notion that the government can't ban all handguns is the minimum protection the Constitution can offer. Yet, just as with abortion, this is the first of what is likely to be a long string of court decisions. ...
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