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The Most Pressing Issue in 95 Years
Post Date: 2015-12-05 11:41:38 by tpaine
www.nationalreview.com The Most Pressing Issue in 95 Years by Jonah Goldberg December 4, 2015 10:44 PM. The Peace of Versailles, Buck v. Bell, the Great Depression, Pearl Harbor,* the Hitler-Stalin Pact, the Ukrainian famine, the internment of Japanese-Americans, the Tuskegee experiments, the Holocaust, McCarthyism, the Marshall Plan, Jim Crow, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Kennedy Assassination, the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Kent State, the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, Watergate, withdrawal from Vietnam, the Killing Fields, the Iran hostage crisis, the Contras, AIDS, gay marriage, the Iran nuclear deal: These are just a few of the things the New York Times chose not to run front page ...
Do citizens (not police officers) with guns ever stop mass shootings?
Post Date: 2015-12-05 07:20:42 by buckeroo
Backers of laws that let pretty much all law-abiding people carry concealed guns in public places often argue that these laws will sometimes enable people to stop mass shootings. Opponents occasionally ask: If thats so, what examples can one give of civilians armed with guns stopping such shootings? Sometimes, I hear people asking if even one such example can be found, or saying that they havent heard of even one such example. A while back I posted about a few examples, but since then there have been some more, so I thought Id note them. Naturally, such examples will be rare. Even in states which allow concealed carry, there often arent people near a shooting who ...
End the Gun Epidemic in America
Post Date: 2015-12-05 06:48:59 by buckeroo
It is a moral outrage and national disgrace that civilians can legally purchase weapons designed to kill people with brutal speed and efficiency. -- By THE EDITORIAL BOARD, DEC. 4, 2015 All decent people feel sorrow and righteous fury about the latest slaughter of innocents, in California. Law enforcement and intelligence agencies are searching for motivations, including the vital question of how the murderers might have been connected to international terrorism. That is right and proper. But motives do not matter to the dead in California, nor did they in Colorado, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia, Connecticut and far too many other places. The attention and anger of Americans ...
How I Evolved on Guns During the Boston Manhunt [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-12-05 01:39:36 by Don
How I Evolved on Guns During the Boston Manhunt By Paula Bolyard April 22, 2013 In the wee hours of Friday morning, April 19th, I evolved on guns. First, a confession: Ive never owned a gun. I never wanted one in my home and, like a lot of moms, I wanted to raise non-violent children and thought keeping guns out of our home was one way to do that. When my kids were young, I didnt want them to play with toy guns in fact, I was rather insistent about it. Eventually, I realized that little boys will make guns out of just about anything bananas, sticks, the dogs paw, their fingers nothing is safe from their imaginative minds. So I compromised and ...
San Bernardino shooting victim from N.J. had argued politics with suspect, friend says
Post Date: 2015-12-04 12:05:18 by Willie Green
One of the victims in the San Bernardino massacre is a former New Jersey man who verbally sparred about Israel two weeks ago with a man whom police have identified as one of the shooters, a friend of the victim said Thursday in a telephone interview. Nicholas Thalasinos, 52, a health inspector who moved from Cape May County 13 years ago, enjoyed arguing about politics with his co-workers, the friend, Kuuleme Stephens, said. Stephens, who lives in Arizona, said she called Thalasinos on his cellphone two weeks ago as he argued with a co-worker whom he identified as Syed Farook. Authorities have said a man named Syed Rizwan Farook, who worked at the San Bernardino County Health Department ...
Hey Obama, Guns Deter Terrorists Here in Israel
Post Date: 2015-12-04 09:09:19 by cranky
JERUSALEM Theres an entire country that would probably differ with the White Houses off-key assertion that gun control will help deter terrorists. The latest so-called wave of terror in Israel has been a case study in how guns actually stop jihadist attacks. So much so that the mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, asked residents with gun licenses to carry their weapons at all times. If you check, youll see that in many cases, those who neutralized terrorists were citizens who arent necessarily police officers, like former soldiers, he said. Last month, Israel eased restrictions on firearms possession across the country. The entire city of Jerusalem and ...
San Bernardino suspects' huge cache of bullets and bombs enough for 'another attack,' officials say
Post Date: 2015-12-03 16:42:43 by Willie Green
Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik -- the heavily armed couple who authorities say unleashed volleys of gunfire on a holiday party in San Bernardino -- had amassed an armory of weapons and explosives in their Redlands home, including a dozen pipe bombs and thousands of rounds of ammunition, officials said Thursday.The arsenal suggested a level of planning that added to investigators concern that Wednesday's shootings, which left 14 dead and 21 injured, were far more than a spontaneous response to a workplace dispute. Certainly they were equipped and they could have continued to do another attack
we intercepted them, San Bernardino police Chief Jarrod Burguan ...
Ulster County Sheriff: All Licensed Handgun Owners Should Carry Them
Post Date: 2015-12-03 15:31:32 by cranky
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) All licensed handgun owners in Ulster County should carry their pistols. Thats the message Thursday from the Ulster County Sheriff. Ulster County is located about two hours north of New York City. In light of recent events that have occurred in the United States and around the world I want to encourage citizens of Ulster County who are licensed to carry a firearm to please do so, wrote Sheriff Paul J. Van Blarcum in a Facebook post. I urge you to responsibly take advantage of your legal right to carry a firearm. To ensure the safety of yourself and others, make sure you are comfortable and proficient with your weapon, and knowledgeable of ...
New Mass Shooting
Post Date: 2015-12-03 13:53:21 by U don't know me
NEW MASS SHOOTING This story has morphed in all aspects and is all over the map as "they" adjust it to circumvent discoveries. But I found the photo that proves the current version of the story is a lie. As I predicted last night, the shooters would end up being a husband and wife team, because the name they originally chose for the female shooter would cause political problems with Turkey. Additionally, This morning, all key elements about the male shooter being a health inspector who was present at a christmas party for autistic and disabled children up until 20 minutes before the shooting are gone because the think tanks could not come up with a way a man in a suit could get ...
Mass Shootings and Gun Control
Post Date: 2015-12-03 13:44:13 by tpaine
http://www.nationalreview.com Mass Shootings and Gun Control Gun store in Tinley Park, Ill., December 2012. (Scott Olson/Getty) by John R. Lott Jr. December 3, 2015 4:00 AM. n Sunday, Hillary Clinton slammed Republicans for not being serious about protecting Americans from terrorism. How many more Americans need to die before we take action? Clinton asked in response to Fridays shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. She believes that stopping such attacks involves common-sense steps like comprehensive background checks, closing the loopholes that let guns fall into the wrong hands. Within minutes of the attack in San Bernardino, ...
For Robert Dear, Religion and Rage Before Planned Parenthood Attack
Post Date: 2015-12-01 20:33:33 by Willie Green
CHARLESTON, S.C. The man she had married professed to be deeply religious. But after more than seven years with Robert L. Dear Jr., Barbara Micheau had come to see life with him as a kind of hell on earth. By January 1993, she had had enough. In a sworn affidavit as part of her divorce case, Ms. Micheau described Mr. Dear as a serial philanderer and a problem gambler, a man who kicked her, beat her head against the floor and fathered two children with other women while they were together. He found excuses for his transgressions, she said, in his idiosyncratic views on Christian eschatology and the nature of salvation.He claims to be a Christian and is extremely evangelistic, ...
You cannot argue in court, as a defense, that the 2nd Amendment gives you the right to concealed carry .
Post Date: 2015-12-01 19:42:40 by tpaine
libertysflame.com/cgi-bin/readart.cgi? http://ArtNum=43298&Disp=37#C37">libertysflame.com/cgi-bin...? ArtNum=43298&Disp=37#C37 On the thread linked above, Nolu Chan remarked: --- "I would enjoy a youtube of your lawyer explaining to you that you cannot argue in court, as a defense, that the 2nd Amendment gives you the right to concealed carry in NYC." Perhaps he would like to write out an explanation of just why this scene would give him pleasure?
Conservatives' Planned Parenthood Response: Who Are You Calling a Radical Terrorist?
Post Date: 2015-12-01 15:42:35 by Willie Green
When the killer is a Christian, it seems, the rules are different. The rights reaction to the deadly holiday weekend shootout at Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springsa white evangelical redoubt of a rapidly diversifying statefollowed a predictable trajectory through what you might call the five stages of information loop closure. First, denial, reflected in a reactive counter-consensus that the shooter, Robert Lewis Dear, was actually a bank robber taking refuge, not a terrorist. Second, anger at anyone who dared suggest that an unhinged gunman might have taken the rights dishonest anti-Planned Parenthood incitement campaign (remember this?) a bit too seriously. ...
What We Know About The Alleged Planned Parenthood Shooter
Post Date: 2015-11-29 10:29:36 by Willie Green
As Colorado Springs held vigils for those killed during a shooting rampage at a Planned Parenthood clinic, we are learning more about the alleged gunman and his possible motive. Police say Robert Lewis Dear, 57, killed three people and left nine wounded. A search of public records finds that Dear had several run-ins with the law. The records show nine criminal filings under his name: Two "personal intrusion" or peeping Tom or eavesdropping charges that were later dropped and he was acquitted of two animal cruelty charges. With that, here's what other news organizations have turned up about Dear: Dear 'Preferred to Be Left Alone' The New York Times ...
Planned Parenthood Shooting Suspect Made Comment About 'No More Baby Parts'
Post Date: 2015-11-28 20:23:14 by Willie Green
The day after a gunman killed three people and shot nine others at a Colorado Planned Parenthood office, officials tell NBC News a motive remains unclear, but say the suspect talked about politics and abortion. Robert Lewis Dear, a North Carolina native who was living in a trailer in Colorado, made statements to police Friday at the scene of the Colorado Springs clinic and in interviews that law enforcement sources described as rantings. In one statement, made after the suspect was taken in for questioning, Dear said "no more baby parts" in reference to Planned Parenthood, according to two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the case. But the sources stressed that ...
WHAT’S THE CASE AGAINST CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY?
Post Date: 2015-11-28 16:48:11 by tpaine
www.gunsamerica.com WHATS THE CASE AGAINST CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY? Several states including Tennessee, Montana and Colorado, Texas are currently considering bills that would allow law-abiding citizens to carry firearms without a permit. Constitutional or permitless carry, as its known, is already the law of the land in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Vermont and Wyoming. To the chagrin of gun-grabbers, none of those states with permitless concealed carry laws have descended into chaos. There is no widespread upheaval. There are no maundering hordes of armed miscreants. There appears to be no disruption to civilized society. Everything is pretty much as it was before the laws ...
Colorado Springs: a playground for pro-life, pro-gun Evangelical Christians
Post Date: 2015-11-28 09:06:58 by Willie Green
Colorado Springs, the location of an attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic that left three people dead, is a centre of rightwing Christian culture with a wild west mentality when it comes to guns. The attack, by a lone gunman carrying a rifle or shotgun, took place at a clinic that is the site of regular anti-abortion protests by the citys pro-life Christian groups. Planned Parenthood, aware of hostility about their work, recently moved to the new facility, hoping it would provide more security for staff. The building has been likened to a fortress by anti-abortion campaigners and Fridays attacks revealed that it is equipped with safe rooms for staff to ...
Appropriations Act Signed Into Law With Important Pro-Second Amendment Provisions
Post Date: 2015-11-27 16:50:42 by Roscoe
On Wednesday, November 25, the President signed S. 1356, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 into law. Included in the bill were some very important pro-gun provisions that represent the culmination of long-term efforts by your NRA to advance Second Amendment rights at the federal level... Rounding out the list of pro-gun provisions is section 1087, which restores authorization to the Secretary of Defense to transfer to the Civilian Marksmanship Program surplus M1911 and M1911A1 .45 ACP pistols for sale to the public. The component of the CMP that dispenses the pistols would be required to obtain a federal firearms license and abide by all requirements of the Gun ...
"That Doesn't Sound Like Me:" Chris Christie Surprised by Question About His Entering Politics To Block Efforts to Repeal "Assault Weapons" Ban; Claims to Not Remember It Happening Either Way
Post Date: 2015-11-26 02:31:16 by Tooconservative
The Star Ledger (of NJ) said that he had told them this, and reported it long ago. Christie says "That doesn't sound like me" and claims a failure of memory. Obviously, Bret Baier did not promise him a "no surprises" interview. A look of panic spread across Christies face. "Yeah, I don't remember saying that. So, you know, well see," he said. Just then, a quote appeared on the screenone Christie gave to the Star-Ledger in April 1993--that would seem to contradict his answer. "The issue which has motivated me to get into this race is the recent attempt by certain Republican legislators to repeal New Jerseys ban on assault ...
Terrorism on American Soil—Are You Prepared?
Post Date: 2015-11-21 19:43:49 by Don
Terrorism on American SoilAre You Prepared? By Dave Dolbee published on November 19, 2015 in Camping & Survival September was National Preparedness Month; so by now, we should all have supplies ready for any natural disaster that could happen. However, recent events suggest the biggest threat on the horizon may not be natural at all. Instead, it is much more sinister and perhaps more deadly. It strikes with littleif anywarning and anyone, anywhere around the globe, may be the victim of its wrath. We need to prepare for something much more horrifying than Mother Nature. Are you prepared for the fallout from a terrorist attack? Terrorist attacks Much of the world ...
House Republicans Introduce Bill to Ensure TSA Accepts Gun Permits as IDs
Post Date: 2015-11-21 05:11:59 by Roscoe
House Republicans introduced a bill earlier this week that would require the Transportation Security Administration to accept certain gun carry permits as valid forms of identification. The Nondiscriminatory Transportation Screening Act, introduced by Reps. Diane Black (R., Tenn.) and Bill Flores (R., Texas), would reverse TSA policy regarding the permits. TSA policy currently excludes gun permits as an acceptable form of ID. A weapon permit is not an acceptable form of identification, the TSAs guide on identification states. Click for Full Text!
New Bill Would Force Americans To Pay $100 Tax On Every Gun
Post Date: 2015-11-19 07:34:29 by Stoner
New Bill Would Force Americans To Pay $100 Tax On Every Gun A U.S. congresswoman plans to introduce a bill later this week that would require a $100 tax on all gun sales nationwide. If the bill is passed by Congress, the revenue made off of the tax will go toward mental health and anti-violence programs. Democratic Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, from New York, announced the federal legislation called Reducing Gun Violence in our Neighborhoods Act at NYCs City Hall on Monday, according to the New York Daily News. The bill plans to curb the number of guns bought and sold across the country, while generating tax revenue that will be distributed by the Justice Department to ...
Obama: Last Year in Office Will Be One of ‘Sustained Attention’ to Gun Control
Post Date: 2015-11-17 16:56:25 by cranky
On November 17 GQ magazine published an interview with President Obama in which he indicated his last year in office will be one of sustained attention to gun control. Obama said Americans have a habit of paying attention to a heinous crime for 48 [or] 72 hours then just moving on, and he is going to try to keep them focused on gun control for longer than that during his final year. According to GQ, Obama is examining options for using executive actions to secure more gun control. He pointed to executive actions he took in 2013 as a precedent for the ones he hopes to take in the coming 14 months. Obama said: Keep in mind that after Sandy Hook, we put forward 23 ...
What is a Disarmist?
Post Date: 2015-11-17 07:55:23 by tpaine
gunwatch.blogspot.com GUN WATCH Monday, October 20, 2014 What is a Disarmist? dis·arm·ist (ds-ärmst) alt. dis·arm·en·ter (ds-ärmn-tr) n. 1. A political operative who works to disarm political opposition through the use of irrational and/or emotional arguments. 2. A person who believes that disarming citizens will reduce crime or unjustified violence, in spite of contrary evidence or facts. 3. A person who wishes to disarm others because they do not trust themselves to bear arms responsibly. I have long considered various descriptions of people who push to disarm others, in spite of facts, logic, and historical evidence. Several titles ...
Oregon County Passes Measure Directing Sheriff To Block State And Federal Gun Laws --- (P.S. This is illegal.) ---- (P.P.S. Bet me)
Post Date: 2015-11-05 20:59:51 by tpaine
www.huffingtonpost.com Oregon County Passes Measure Directing Sheriff To Block State And Federal Gun Laws P.S. This is illegal. Posted: 11/03/2015 11:41 PM EST | Edited: 11/04/2015 12:48 PM EST Coos County residents voted to require their sheriff to decide which state and federal gun laws seem unconstitutional, and then to cut off resources for those laws. Good luck upholding this one in court. ASSOCIATED PRESS Coos County residents voted to require their sheriff to decide which state and federal gun laws seem unconstitutional, and then to cut off resources for those laws. Good luck upholding this one in court. WASHINGTON -- The residents of Coos County, Oregon, passed a ballot ...
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