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Ninth Circuit: Right to Bear Arms Includes Right to Acquire Arms [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2016-05-16 22:55:10 by cranky
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday that the right to bear arms has historically included the right to acquire them, and remanded the case of Teixeira v. County of Alameda to the lower court. Teixeira revolves around Alameda County zoning rules for incorporated areas that not only require a gun store owner to obtain requisite local, state, and federal permits for the business, but also make sure the proposed location of the business is not within five hundred feet of a [r]esidentially zoned district; elementary, middle or high school; pre-school or day care center; other firearms sales business; or liquor stores or establishments in which liquor is ...
Historic 1886 Winchester rifle draws world record-breaking $1.2 million at auction
Post Date: 2016-05-15 10:17:05 by Stoner
It has a fine walnut stock, a blue finish and a very simple inscription that reads Albee to Lawton. But this 19th-century rifle has become the most expensive single firearm ever sold at auction according to the Rock Island Auction Company, which recently sent the historic piece to a new destiny with an undisclosed buyer. The price: $1,265,000. Other guns have sold higher as a pair, but no other single firearm surpasses this new world record. It was an honor to be entrusted with an American treasure, said Kevin Hogan, president of the Illinois-based company. The rifle itself was a gift from one Congressional Medal of Honor winner to another. U.S. Army Captain Henry ...
California Democrats To Launch ‘Gunpocalpyse’ May 16
Post Date: 2016-05-15 08:46:30 by cranky
Democrat lawmakers in California are preparing to launch Gunpocalypse on Monday, May 16. The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) warns that anti-gun lawmakers will be relentless in their legislative assault, as they want to secure success for their favorite gun control proposals before Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom (D) has a chance to step in and upstage them via his ballot initiative in November on background checks for ammunition. FPC legislative advocate Craig DeLuz warns: Democrats have given up on any illusion of respect for the process or the voice of the people. The saddest part is that they are clearly doing this as a political ploy to undermine Gavin Newsoms initiative on ...
George Zimmerman's gun up for auction
Post Date: 2016-05-12 08:31:12 by cranky
</iframe George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who was acquitted in the shooting of Trayvon Martin in 2013, is selling his gun. The 9mm pistol that Zimmerman said was used to shoot and kill Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012 is up for sale in an online auction. FOX 35 spoke to Zimmerman about the weapon and its sale. "I recently received it back from the Department of Justice. They took it after my trial, after I was exonerated," he said. We reached out to Trayvon Martin's family attorney for comment. While they didn't want to talk about Zimmerman, they gave us a statement which reads, "The Trayvon Martin Foundation is committed to its mission of ...
Gun Infographic Shows Just How Much Firepower Each State Has
Post Date: 2016-05-10 10:16:10 by Stoner
This awesome gun infographic compares each states amount of guns to the entire country that has a similar amount of firepower. American citizens own a lot of guns. That doesnt come as a surprise to anyone, but the thing that may surprise you is just how those numbers compare with those of other countries. The sheer amount of firepower owned in each state is pretty impressive. Find your state on the gun infographic below and see where it stacks up. The folks over at the Movoto Real Estate Blog did some really interesting research to create this gun infographic. It really is eye-opening to see just how much firepower the different states each have when compared to entire ...
8 Dead, 41 Wounded in Mother's Day Weekend Shootings
Post Date: 2016-05-10 09:52:59 by Stoner
Eight people were killed and 41 others wounded in shootings across Chicago during a period of just over 48 hours this weekend. As advocacy groups gathered to call for peace on Mothers Day weekend, those pleas went unanswered as violence once again plagued communities across the city. At least 24 of the weekends shootings happened in an eight hour period from Friday night to Saturday morning. The most recent fatal shooting occurred at 3:21 p.m. Sunday, when an unknown male was found on the street in the 3400 block of W Arthington in the Homan Square neighborhood, according to police. He had multiple gunshot wounds, police said, and was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was ...
A Revision on the Bill of Rights, Part III
Post Date: 2016-05-04 21:51:54 by tpaine
A Revision on the Bill of Rights, Part III 04/26/2016 01:07 pm ET 2.5 K Justin Curmi A blogger that seeks to engage people in thought and conversation through presenting new views to matters, new or old. A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. The Second Amendment is highly contested. There is no doubt that people do have the right to carry and have a stockpile of guns (the right of the people to keep and bear arms) and a state has the right to organize a well-regulated Militia. But, the main issue is on the right to self-defend with a firearm. The main ...
Daniel Shaver, unarmed man killed by Arizona police officer, cried and begged for life before shooting
Post Date: 2016-05-01 11:07:02 by Deckard
An unarmed man who was shot and killed by an Arizona police officer in January cried, complied with police orders and begged for his life before the fatal firing, according to a newly released police report. Mesa Police Officer Philip Brailsford has been charged with second-degree murder for the death of Daniel Shaver, a 26-year-old Texas man. Authorities have declined to release Brailsfords body cam footage from the deadly encounter. via FacebookDaniel Shaver with his wife Laney Sweet. TEXAS COP FIRED FOR EXCESSIVE FORCE FOR SHOOTING NAKED, UNARMED TEEN But a report released Tuesday includes extensive description of the footage, detailing Shavers desperate final moments ...
Sultan woman, 80, fatally shoots intruder after he stabs her husband
Post Date: 2016-04-29 12:04:12 by Stoner
An 80-year-old woman shot and killed a man who stabbed her husband after breaking into their Sultan home Thursday night, the Snohomish County Sheriffs Office said. Medics airlifted the injured 75-year-old man to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with stab wounds to the abdomen, according to a news release from sheriffs spokeswoman Shari Ireton. The intruder, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was from Gold Bar. His name was not released Thursday night. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner will identify him. The woman called 911 around 8:30 p.m. to report she shot the man after he broke into the home in the 13700 block of Woods Lake Road, according to Ireton. Neither ...
‘GunMeggedon’ in California With More Gun, Magazine Bans
Post Date: 2016-04-21 09:02:02 by Stoner
California lawmakers launched a full frontal assault on the states few remaining Second Amendment freedoms by passing more gun restrictions and magazine bans out of committee on Tuesday. The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) described the April 19 assault as GunMeggedon, and warns that gun control in California is poised to pass a point of no return. Ten gun control bills were under consideration, eight of which survived their first vote and now move to their respective Appropriations Committee. FPC reports what the GunMeggedon bills do: AB 2510 eliminates uniformity for CCW permits, putting permit holders and law enforcement at greater risk. SB ...
Taxpayer advocate warns taxes could kill the 2nd Amendment
Post Date: 2016-04-16 12:10:46 by Stoner
A massive new handgun tax imposed in one U.S. territory could serve as a blueprint for Democrats to ban firearms throughout the country without being shut down by the Constitution. Late last month, a federal judge ruled unconstitutional a 40-year-old total ban on handguns in the Northern Mariana Islands. In the ruling, the judge declared: [B]ecause the people of the Commonwealth are part of the American people who have overwhelmingly chosen handguns as their principal means of self-defense, the Second Amendment protects that right here as well. In response to the judges order, the territorys governing body worked out another way to deny residents 2nd ...
VIDEO: Student wearing empty holster cited for 'threatening the safety of campus'
Post Date: 2016-04-15 11:20:14 by Deckard
Two University of South Alabama students were confronted by campus police Wednesday, and one student was cited for causing alarm by wearing an empty holster. This week is the empty holster protest for Students for Concealed Carry in Alabama to demonstrate that students are defenseless on campus, D.J. Parten, president of Students for Concealed Carry, told Campus Reform. Along with fellow club member Kenneth Tews, Parten was also promoting an upcoming screening of the movie Can We Take a Joke? when three campus police officers approached their table demanding identification. Video footage, obtained by Campus Reform, shows one of the police officers asking to ...
Anyone Hear ANY Media Mention of this Pro-2nd Amendment Rally?
Post Date: 2016-04-13 18:37:27 by sneakypete
WA GUN OWNERS STAGE THE LARGEST FELONY CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE RALLY IN AMERICAS HISTORY We Are Change gun_rights_march_washington-680x365 Around 1,000 gun owners rallied at the state capitol in Olympia, WA, openly armed, this past Saturday in defiance of the newly passed gun control law, I-594. This isnt just a protest. We are here to openly violate the law, stated Gavin Seim, organizer of the event, named I Will Not Comply. At the end of the rally, gun owners burned their concealed weapons permits and signed a petition vowing to refuse to follow the new gun control law. The petition ended with the text, We pledge our blood. We will not ...
Does Carrying A Pistol Make You Safer?
Post Date: 2016-04-13 11:55:55 by Willie Green
There is a pistol-packing revolution going on in America. Nearly 13 million Americans have permits to carry concealed handguns triple the number just nine years ago and that figure is low because not every state reports. It's puzzling that so many Americans are choosing to arm themselves at a time when the FBI tells us violent crime and property crime have been falling dramatically for two decades. In search of handgun permit holders, I drove out to the Texas Firearms Festival, an outdoor gun extravaganza held near Austin where firearms fanciers get to shoot everything they see. "If you're in Paris and you see people coming with AKs into your rock concert, that ...
PA residents have tried to buy 97 guns every hour
Post Date: 2016-04-12 11:55:22 by Stoner
In the past three months, Pennsylvania residents have tried to buy 97 firearms every hour. Additionally, the number of requests this quarter through the Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS) is up 26 percent from last year. Since PICS was established in 1998, the number of background checks has incrementally increased from 200,000 at it inception to over a million by 2013. That was mostly due to the post-Sandy Hook talk about gun control (via Penn Live): Every hour during the months of January, February and March, more than 97 people attempted to buy or transfer ownership of a gun in Pennsylvania. And those are just the legal transactions. According to the state police firearms report, ...
Walmart 911-Caller Ronald Ritchie Indicted For Lying To Police Before They Shot John Crawford [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2016-04-06 18:16:15 by Deckard
Fairborn Municipal Court Judge Beth Root has just decided that there is in fact probable cause to prosecute Ronald T. Ritchie for lying to a 9-1-1 dispatcher about John Crawford, in August of 2014. Shortly after Ritchies call from the Beavercreek, Ohio Walmart on Pentagon Avenue, John Crawford III was gunned down by Officer Sean Williams who entered the store armed with an AR-15 assault rifle and ready for nothing short of war, based on Ritchies lies. Crawford was shot by police in an aisle of the Beavercreek Walmart on August 5, 2014. He was legally holding a BB gun that he picked up off the shelf of the Walmart at the time. Local WDTN News reports the following: Nine citizens ...
Gavin Newsom: Ammunition ‘The Most Dangerous Part’ of a Gun
Post Date: 2016-04-06 00:20:12 by Stoner
Californian Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom is hitching his 2018 gubernatorial campaign to a statewide ballot proposal that would sharply restrict the sale of ammunition. It seems to me the most dangerous part of the weapon is not the weapon itself, its the ammunition, he said April 1. He wants anyone buying ammunition to endure a background check similar to the one that would-be gun buyers currently have to pass to buy a firearm. According to the Press Democrat, Newsom, speaking at the Graton casino, told a story about being denied a Sudafed cold medicine purchase because he did not have a drivers license to show at the pharmacy counter. He suggested it is strange ...
For sale, gun Queen Victoria gave servant: Double-barrelled rifle given to John Brown as a Christmas gift in 1873 set to fetch £40,000
Post Date: 2016-04-05 20:32:57 by tpaine
For sale, gun Queen Victoria gave servant: Double- barrelled rifle given to John Brown as a Christmas gift in 1873 set to fetch £40,000. The monarch gave the deer-stalking rifle to Brown at Christmas 1873 Queen turned to the attendant for counsel after husband's death in 1861 Gun was kept in late American industrialist Clay Bedford's collection Rifle will be sold in London and auctioneers call the item 'very desirable' By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 16:57 EST, 4 April 2016 | Updated: 21:03 EST, 4 April 2016 An antique rifle that was a gift from Queen Victoria to a manservant who was rumoured to have been her lover is to be sold at auction. The .450 ...
Army picks Heckler & Koch sniper rifle to replace M11
Post Date: 2016-04-03 12:01:24 by Stoner
The Army just bought a new sniper rifle. The service on Friday announced that it awarded a contract to Heckler & Koch to supply a precision rifle to replace the M110 made by Knights Armament. The Army wanted to acquire a shorter, lighter, more accurate, more ergonomic and more reliable gun for marksmen, according to Program Executive Office Soldiers product portfolio. The new Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System should be easier to carry and use in close quarters than the M110 without sacrificing performance or accuracy, PEO said. The FedBizOpps.gov award notice said H&K will produce a maximum of 3,643 rifles over 24 months, as well as spare parts and depot support, ...
Constitutional carry and the art of skinning cats (Claire Wolfe)
Post Date: 2016-04-02 17:43:44 by hondo68
On Friday, March 25, Governor Butch Otter signed SB 1389, making Idaho the ninth state to adopt constitutional carry (aka unrestricted carry or permitless carry). Back in the day, we knew this as Vermont carry, after the one-and-only state whose residents were legally free to tuck guns in their pockets or purses or under their clothing without first asking their state government for permission. Vermont had been that way for generations. And for all those generations, they remained alone. But now
oh my. In some ways Idahos bill isnt a huge change from its existing laws. Idaho residents already had constitutional carry outside city limits; SB 1389 merely extended it to ...
“Fully loaded”: Gun TV is the new late night home shopping channel for firearms fans
Post Date: 2016-04-01 09:51:24 by Stoner
US citizens will be able to add firearms to the list of items they can order from home shopping channels in the small hours when Gun TV is launched Friday. Trends Viral The shopping network will sell firearms, ammunition and hunting accessories, and is similar to traditional home shopping channels in that it will broadcast in-depth product demonstrations and provide detailed product information. Gun TV is owned by the Social Responsibility Network, which prides itself on informing firearm enthusiasts through a live TV platform, and is partnered with Sports South, the country's oldest and largest single-source distributor of firearms and ammunition. It will ...
News anchor fired after Facebook post stereotyping black people as criminals
Post Date: 2016-03-31 09:25:49 by Willie Green
A Pittsburgh news anchor has been fired after stereotyping black people as criminals in a personal Facebook post. Wendy Bell, who had been with WTAE for 18 years, was booted from the station Tuesday after anger over her making racial assertions about the unidentified suspects behind a shooting. You neednt be a criminal profiler to draw a mental sketch of the killers who broke so many hearts two weeks ago Wednesday.
They are young black men, likely in their teens or in their early 20s, she posted on her Facebook. They have multiple siblings from multiple fathers and their mothers work multiple jobs. These boys have been in the system before. Theyve ...
Georgia man loses leg after firing rifle at lawnmower packed with explosives
Post Date: 2016-03-26 12:11:23 by cranky
Injury sustained after lawnmower filled with tannerite explodes into a lethal mass of flying debris when struck by high-powered bullet The three friends no doubt thought shooting at an old lawnmower would be a fun way of exercising Americas gun ownership rights. But packing it with Tannerite explosive beforehand turned out to be a serious mistake when the target exploded in a dangerous hail of flying metal that hit one of the men, causing horrific injuries that cost him his leg. This footage shows the moment when 23-year-old David Presley is struck by debris from the machine after firing at it with a high-powered rifle at close range. Mr Presley and his two accomplices in ...
Unanimous pro-Second-Amendment stun gun decision from the Supreme Court [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2016-03-22 20:12:32 by tpaine
Unanimous pro-Second-Amendment stun gun decision from the Supreme Court By Eugene Volokh March 22 at 8:16 AM In Commonwealth v. Caetano, The Massachusetts high court upheld Massachusetts total ban on stun gun possession. Yesterdays Caetano v. Massachusetts decision from the Supreme Court reversed that Massachusetts decision and sent the case back to the Massachusetts court for further review (presumably to consider, for instance, whether the ban may still be justified by some sufficiently important government interest): The Court has held that the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in ...
Must Pack Heat: The Case for Mandating Gun Ownership
Post Date: 2016-03-14 18:06:13 by tpaine
Must Pack Heat: The Case for Mandating Gun Ownership. With the rise of terrorism, one can easily make the case that a disarmed populace is a luxury we can no longer afford. By Michael Malice 03/14/16 9:10am America has reached a point where political discourse is close-to-impossible. Nowhere are our views as immutable as on the issue of guns. From one perspective, guns are an enormous social harm that must be relegated to trained professionals and law enforcement. In this context, the stigmatization of guns is a wise one. A population that is comfortable around guns is a population that is comfortable using themand sometimes using them on innocent people. Therefore, the ...
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