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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 ...
Hatchet-swinging attacker shot and killed by customer at 7-11
Post Date: 2016-03-14 15:07:45 by hondo68
WHITE CENTER, Wash. -- A customer with a concealed carry permit shot and killed a masked man wielding a hatchet inside a convenience store Sunday morning, according to investigators. The King County Sheriff's Office was called to a 7-Eleven on 8th Avenue South, near White Center, at 5:45 a.m. The store clerk says the masked man entered the store and immediately started swinging a hatchet toward a customer -- then he turned his sights on the clerk. Witnesses told deputies the attacker remained silent during the entire ordeal. The clerk suffered minor injuries to his stomach, but before more damage could be done, the customer fired his pistol and hit the suspect. Medics arrived shortly ...
Jail Escapee Allegedly Invades Home, Takes Hostages, Is Shot, Killed By Homeowner
Post Date: 2016-03-10 17:29:35 by cranky
Jail escapee Rafael McCloud is dead after allegedly invading a Vicksburg, Mississippi home, taking hostages, then being shot by the homeowner. The incident occurred around 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning. According to WAPT, McCloud was an escapee from the Warren County Jail, where he was held after being charged in the kidnapping and death of 69-year-old Sharon Wilson, whose body was found last June in an abandoned building. McCloud escaped from jail on March 2 by using a shank to overpower a jailer. The Thursday morning home invasion occurred on the 600 block of Fort Hill Drive. The Vicksburg Post reports that McCloud allegedly entered the home through the garage, ...
Woman leaves would-be attacker bloody and wounded after she shot him in the neck when he tried to rob her at knife-point
Post Date: 2016-03-08 07:22:58 by cranky
Kentucky woman shot her would-be attacker after he tried to rob her John Ganobick was caught on surveillance cameras stalking the womanHe followed her into an elevator and attacked her in a parking garageGanobick got into her car and pulled out a knife and she pulled out a gun and shot him in the neckHe was charged with attempted murder, kidnapping and criminal mischief John Ganobick (pictured) was shot in the neck after he attempted to rob a woman in Louisville A man was left bloody and wounded after he attempted to rob a woman with a knife.The Kentucky woman was being stalked by John Ganobick, when he followed her into an elevator at a parking garage. Police said Ganobick was captured on ...
The Contender: Winchester’s .224 Light Rifle
Post Date: 2016-02-29 20:36:20 by Stoner
In 1948, the U.S. Army formed the Operations Research Office (ORO) to study and evaluate the effectiveness of infantry arms during the recently concluded Second World War. Foremost among the conclusions reached by the ORO was that most infantry engagements took place at 300 meters or less. It was determined that volume of fire was more important than aimed shots and that our military would be better served by infantry weapons with low recoil, firing smaller-caliber, higher-velocity projectiles. The standard M1 Garand semi-automatic rifle and its potent .30 Springfield (.30-06 Sprg.) cartridge were deemed too heavy and unnecessarily powerful for the average infantry engagement. While ...
Study finds consistent link between violent crime and concealed-carry gun permits
Post Date: 2016-02-29 09:46:06 by Justified
The first study to find a significant relationship between firearm crime and subsequent applications for, and issuance of, concealed-carry gun permits has been published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. The paper, "Firearm Violence and Effects on Concealed Gun Carrying: Large Debate and Small Effects," found there is a consistent link between violent crimeespecially crimes that involve gunsand an increase in the number of people issued carry permits over two time periods examined in the study, said Jeremy Carter, an assistant professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. While the link is ...
Cedric Larry Ford Kills 3, Injures 14 in Kansas Shooting Spree
Post Date: 2016-02-26 12:26:48 by Willie Green
Three people were killed and 14 injured Thursday after a gunman drove through two Kansas towns randomly taking shots at people before opening fire at his workplace, police said. The assailant, identified by police Friday as Cedric Larry Ford, was armed with an assault rifle and semi-automatic pistol during the "mass shooting" in Newton and Hesston, nearby towns about 30 miles north of Wichita, authorities said. The shooting spree spanned six miles and covered three crime scenes lasting just 26 minutes from when the gunman shot and injured a person at about 5 p.m. local time (6 p.m. ET) and stole a truck, until the first police officer on the scene shot him dead. Ford ...
Wisconsin Gun Nut kills Horse with Bowling Ball shot from Cannon
Post Date: 2016-02-26 09:30:20 by Willie Green
A western Wisconsin man allegedly shot bowling balls from a cannon during a Fourth of July party, piercing a barn roof and possibly killed a horse. One ball apparently was fired through the roof of a neighboring barn in the town of Richmond leading to thousands of dollars worth of damage, according to a criminal complaint filed this month against self-described firearms enthusiast Ricky A. Thorne, 65. St. Croix County prosecutors charged the Spring Valley man with one count of felony second-degree recklessly endangering safety. He is also charged with misdemeanor negligent handling of a weapon. A horse was found dead, with a head wound, in a nearby pasture the day the barn damage ...
Iowa approves bill to let children aged 14 and under have handguns
Post Date: 2016-02-25 19:28:18 by cranky
Controversial law would let kids handle a pistol, revolver or ammunitionWould be able to use the weapon under parental supervision Opponents claim it is 'ridiculous' and will create a 'militia of toddlers' But supporters say it's a parental rights issue and backs gun safetyCurrent Iowa law allows children to pick up rifles and shotguns Bill has been passed in the state's House and now moves to the SenateIowa politicians have passed a controversial bill that would allow children of all ages to use a handgun.The measure passed by state's House of Representatives on Tuesday would allow children 14 or younger to handle a pistol, revolver or the ammunition under ...
Tennessee names the Barrett .50 caliber as the state's official rifle
Post Date: 2016-02-25 08:30:46 by Stoner
NASHVILLE Tennessee now has an official gun, but you'd just be firing blanks if you think it's Davy Crockett's "Old Betsy" flintlock or the M1917 Enfield rifle famously used by Sgt. Alvin York during World War I. Instead, the state Senate gave final approval and made a modern-day Tennessee-manufactured rifle, now used by U.S. military snipers, its official rifle. Senators voted 27-1 for House Joint Resolution 231. It designates the Barrett Model M82/M107, a recoil-operated, .50-caliber, semi-automatic rifle developed by Tennessee native Ronnie Barrett as the Volunteer State's official rifle. Barrett is owner of the Christiana, Tenn.-based Barrett Firearms ...
Worker who pulled gun to stop stabbing attack at GM Tech Center says he was fired
Post Date: 2016-02-11 19:16:04 by hondo68
WARREN, Mich. (WJBK) - A valet attendant who intervened in a stabbing at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren on Wednesday says he has been fired.Didarul Sarder, an SP+ Valet Supervisor, was heading into work that morning when he heard the cry for help."The lady kept saying 'I'm dying, someone help' and it was just natural reaction," says Sarder. "I just see this lady getting stabbed. I only had like half a second to think and I unholstered my firearm and pointed it at her to drop the knife."The stabbing happened right outside the main entrance of the central office building. Warren police say the suspect, a 32-year-old woman, came to see the ...
Ted Nugent Criticized From All Sides For Anti-Semitic Facebook Post
Post Date: 2016-02-10 08:27:43 by tooconservative
Aging rock star and NRA Board member Ted Nugent made a controversial Facebook post yesterday which has drawn bipartisan condemnation from both left and right-leaning Jewish groups, and what appears to be a broad-based coalition of gun owners as well. Heres Nugents post. The rhetoric was vintage Nugent, which was more than enough to get the anti-gun left in a furor, but Nugent created real anger among many gun rights supporters as well for his choice of images. Nugent used a photo of a number of Jewish gun control supporters, where each individual photo was overlaid with an Israeli flag, with anti-Israeli or anti-Jewish conspiracy claims posted with some of the photos. The ...
People Have A 'Fundamental Right' To Own Assault Weapons, Court Rules [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2016-02-05 10:00:07 by misterwhite
In a major victory for gun rights advocates, a federal appeals court on Thursday sided with a broad coalition of gun owners, businesses and organizations that challenged the constitutionality of a Maryland ban on assault weapons and other laws aimed at curbing gun violence. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit said the state's prohibition on what the court called "the vast majority of semi-automatic rifles commonly kept by several million American citizens" amounted to a violation of their rights under the Constitution. "In our view, Maryland law implicates the core protection of the Second Amendment -- the right of law-abiding ...
New 3D-printed 9mm semi-automatic pistol debuts
Post Date: 2016-02-04 20:57:29 by tooconservative
Thought 3D-printed guns had to be made of plastic? Think againSolid Concepts debuts a 3D-printed, fully metal version of the M1911 handgun. On Sunday, a West Virginia carpenter who goes by the name "Derwood" released a new video (above) of his "Shuty-MP1" firearm, a small semi-automatic 9mm weapon that is almost entirely 3D-printed with inexpensive PLA plastic. The only parts of the gun that are metal are the steel barrel and springs. Derwood's gun illustrates the evolution of 3D-printed firearms, which have rapidly evolved in nearly three years since the debut of the simple Liberator and the printed AR-15 lower receiver. "This gun has been a work in ...
Gun Store Sign: We Don’t Sell To Terrorists Or Democrats
Post Date: 2016-01-22 05:29:04 by no gnu taxes
A gun store in Jackson, Mississippi has a new sign in the window announcing store policy is no gun sales to Terrorists or Democrats. The sign contains an explanation that both groups were banned because its too hard to tell the difference between them. According to WVLT, the sign announcing no sales for Terrorists or Democrats at Downrange Sporting Goods sits beside another sign that says, If you voted for Kenneth Stokes or Barack Obama youre too stupid to own a gun. Please find another dealer. Stokes is the Mississippi councilman who called on residents in Jackson to throw rocks at police cars to stop high speed chases in the ...
‘El Chapo’ Drug Kingpin Had a Rifle From Federal ‘Fast & Furious’ Program
Post Date: 2016-01-21 11:43:52 by Stoner
El Chapo Drug Kingpin Had a Rifle From Federal Fast & Furious Program The Fast and Furious gun-smuggling scandal is one of those stories that the government and the media declared over . . . that wasnt, or isnt, actually over. Heres a nice example: A .50-caliber rifle found at Joaquin El Chapo Guzmans hideout in Mexico was funneled through the gun-smuggling investigation known as Fast and Furious, sources confirmed Tuesday to Fox News. A .50-caliber is a massive rifle that can stop a car, or as it was intended, take down a helicopter. After the raid on Jan. 8 in the city of Los Mochis that killed five of his men and wounded one ...
Live Now: TheBlaze Radio GOP Debate Pre-Show hosted by Doc & Skip and Jay Severin Politics Read the Gun ‘Seizure’ Bill Introduced by Democrats That Will Likely Send a Chill Down the Spines of Georgia Gun Owners
Post Date: 2016-01-14 20:48:06 by Stoner
Live Now: TheBlaze Radio GOP Debate Pre-Show hosted by Doc & Skip and Jay Severin Politics Read the Gun Seizure Bill Introduced by Democrats That Will Likely Send a Chill Down the Spines of Georgia Gun Owners Jan. 14, 2016 11:29am Billy Hallowell 12.3K Shares Six Democrats in Georgias state House of Representatives unveiled a bill on Jan. 11 that would require seizure of certain weaponry and ammunition that is deemed as contraband, effectively banning assault weapons and large-capacity magazines. In this photo illustration, a Rock River Arms AR-15 rifle is seen with ammunition on December 18, 2012 in Miami, Florida. The ...
Vanilla ISIS Baby
Post Date: 2016-01-08 18:27:19 by Willie Green
Let’s Close Loophole That Lets U.S. Sell Guns to Syrian Rebels
Post Date: 2016-01-07 19:49:11 by U don't know me
Justin Amash: Lets Close Loophole That Lets U.S. Sell Guns to Syrian Rebels Libertarian Congressman responds to President Obama's executive order on guns. By Robby Soave January 07, 2016 "Information Clearing House" - "Reason"- While numerous skeptics of the idea that stronger gun control would meaningfully curb mass shootings or reduce murders have assailed President Obama's proposed executive action on guns as foolhardy, Rep. Justin Amash formulated a different criticism of the plan. He tweeted: So, the guy who sells guns from our government to radical Syrian rebels lectures law-abiding Americans about selling guns to each other. Justin Amash ...
On Gun Control, Obama Looks like Reagan and Bush
Post Date: 2016-01-06 14:03:51 by hondo68
The Obama Administration is planning new gun restrictions to be implemented by executive order. Politico reports: According to gun industry insiders and others familiar with the proposals, the changes include requiring an expanded number of small-scale gun sellers to be licensed and therefore conduct background checks whenever selling a weapon. This wouldnt close the so-called gun show loophole, though it has the potential to narrow it.In response, the Conservative media has expressed the expected outrage, with Donald Trump declaring that "pretty soon, you wont be able to get guns." With these new measures, however, Obama isn't ...
Long Before Militia in Oregon, Eric Holder Was in “Armed Standoff” At Columbia ROTC Building
Post Date: 2016-01-06 10:42:30 by Deckard
If the standoff in Oregon had taken place last year, he would have been the man in charge of the federal response across every law enforcement agency, including the FBI, ATF and U.S. Marshals. Though Loretta Lynch has now succeeded him as Attorney General, Eric Holder led the nations law enforcement response during most of the Obama Administration. And he, too, was once involved in an armed standoff. In sharp contrast to his role as Attorney General, Eric Holder, as a young black radical at Columbia, was one of those who were engaged in an armed standoff with authorities over a territorial dispute. Today, the thinking on the left is different, but during ...
Oregon activists picked the wrong battle, militia leaders say
Post Date: 2016-01-05 09:07:13 by Willie Green
EUGENE, Jan 5 Self-styled militia members who seized federal property in rural Oregon in an effort to galvanize opposition to the US government appear to have made a tactical error - potential allies say they picked the wrong battle. As armed anti-government activists occupied a snowy wildlife refuge for a third day to call attention to a land-use dispute, militia leaders from similar groups across the country criticized the seizure of federal land and a building. The protesters have said they aim to restore and defend the Constitution to protect the rights of ranchers and ignite a national debate about states rights and federal land-use policy they hope could ...
Obama Calls Executive Actions on Guns ‘Consistent’ with Second Amendment (roll out; wrong people, wrong reasons)
Post Date: 2016-01-04 20:59:09 by hondo68
President says proposal "well within my legal authority and the executive branch"President Obama labeled his upcoming executive actions on gun control consistent with the Second Amendment Monday during a public address from the Oval Office.Im
confident that the recommendations that are being made by my team here are ones that are entirely consistent with the Second Amendment and peoples lawful right to bear arms, the president said.Obama defended the proposed actions, which have yet to be specified, following a meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey.These are not only recommendations that are well ...
Those Jamokes In Oregon Aren't Terrorists, They're Jamokes [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2016-01-04 17:10:19 by Willie Green
The American political lexicon has an appropriate word for the armed men conspicuously loitering in part of Oregons Malheur National Wildlife Refuge instead of going home. It is not terrorist or militia or occupation or revolution or movement or front or army or resistance. The word is jamoke. Get a load of these sad jamokes! is the thing you say about them. Maybe when they are done annexing this remote administrative offices supply of free park maps and permit application forms, they will liberate rural Oregons port-a-johns next. Some of the port-a-johns are heavily fortified with locking doors and hand sanitizer pumps. Surely this will call for siege ...
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