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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 ...
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 ...
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