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White House defends Obama skeet shooting photo
2013-02-06
The White House was still answering for "skeet-gate" Monday following a photo released late Friday of President Barack Obama shooting skeet in August 2012. "Why did the White House decide to release the skeet shooting photos three days before this trip?" a reporter asked White House press secretary Jay Carney during Monday's briefing aboard Air Force One. The president was en route to Minnesota, where he's delivering remarks on gun violence. Read More...
Bruce Willis: Don't infringe on Second Amendment
2013-02-06
Bruce Willis says he's against new gun control laws that could infringe on Second Amendment rights. The "Die Hard" star also dismisses any link between Hollywood shootouts and real-life gun violence. Read More...
Senator Puts Forward Bill Requiring Parents to Report to Schools If They Own Firearms
2013-02-05
A Missouri Democrat wants to force parents to inform school officials of firearms ownership. “We are not trying to take away anyone’s gun, period,” State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal told KMOV in St. Louis. “We’re not even asking what kind of gun you have. We want the school district to be able to say, ‘you know what, there are some really terrible things going on right now,’ and we need to be able to talk to the parent that we know they have a gun and make sure that there is security, that this gun is stored securely.” Read More...
Court: NY Times's Request for New York City Gun Owners Violates Law
2013-02-05
A New York appellate court has ruled that the New York Times's request for a list of gun owners in New York City, under the Freedom of Information Law, violates the state's statute. The ruling overturns in part a lower court's ruling.  Read More...
Judge Napolitano on Pleas for Federal Help in Dealing With Chicago Murders: ‘This Would Fundamentally Alter Relationship Between Federal Gov’t and States’
2013-02-05
Murders are skyrocketing in Chicago with the rate increasing from 435 in 2011 to 506 in 2012. In January 2013 alone, there were 42 murders. The increased violence has led Reverend Jesse Jackson to plead for federal intervention. To make matters worse, the Chicago Police Department says it is no longer resourced to take every 911 call, making it clear that they’ll need to prioritize requests for help. Read More...
Legal Gun Carrier Arrested For Carrying Gun
2013-02-04
It’s good that there is a growing number of sheriffs and state sheriff associations around the country that are banding together in their opposition to the Obama administration’s gun-grabbing agenda. But there are still some cops out there that just don’t get it.  Read More...
Florence student suspended over picture of gun
2013-02-04
A high school student in Florence said he has been suspended because of a picture of a gun. Daniel McClaine Jr., a freshman at Poston Butte High School, said he saved the picture as his desktop background on his school-issued computer.  Read More...
VIDEO: Washington city councilman walks out on Veteran because he’s concealed carrying
2013-02-01
Washington State City Councilman Richard D. Almberg walks out of a council meeting because a veteran is concealed carrying. This was shortly after he introduced a motion to have the veteran removed from the premises. The motion was voted down, so Councilman Almberg walked out. Read More...
Contrary to Danny Glover, The Second Amendment Was Not Ratified to Preserve Slavery
2013-02-01
An article at Truth Out by Thom Hartmann argues that the Second Amendment was ratified to preserve slavery, particularly to empower the state militia that used arms to enforce the institution through slave patrols. I wrote to Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, an historian who has written at some length about the history of American militia and whose working paper Deadweight Loss and the American Civil War: The Political Economy of Slavery, Secession, and Emancipation extensively discusses slave patrols as a key method by which slaveowners socialized the costs of slavery’s enforcement. Read More...
A (Brief) People’s History of Gun Control
2013-02-01
From its very beginning, gun control — the attempt to regulate the possession of means of self-defense by the ordinary populace — has been closely associated with class rule and the class state. Read More...
Gun-friendly states attempting to lure Remington from New York
2013-01-31
Remington, a New York-based gun and ammunition manufacturer, may soon decide to leave the Empire State in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s strict new gun control law. Lawmakers from gun-friendly South Carolina, Michigan, Arizona and Oklahoma are all encouraging Remington to relocate, the local news site Innovation Trail reports. Representatives from all four states have sent letters to Freedom Group, Remington’s owner. Read More...
The Background Check Sellout is Almost Complete
2013-01-30
A bipartisan coalition of senators is working on a proposal to strengthen and expand background checks for potential gun purchasers in an attempt to break the partisan gridlock holding up regulations on gun ownership. Members of the group, which includes Republicans Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Mark Kirk of Illinois and Democrats Charles Schumer of New York and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, declined to discuss specifics of the talks or of a potential bill. Read More...
Dems new strategy to go after gun manufacturers
2013-01-30
Dems new strategy to go after gun manufacturers by intimidating the banks that back them.  Read More...
Obama DHS To Buy 7,000 “Assault, - Personal Defense Weapons”
2013-01-30
OH the blatant hypocrisy of the politicians and those in government in Washington. When they want you to be afraid of civilians with semi-automatic rifles they refer to them as “assault weapons,” but when they want to purchase similar weapons for their people, they refer to them as “personal defense weapons.” This is documented in the latest request for a General Service Administration (GSA) request for proposal (RFP) by the Department of Homeland Security on the Federal Business Opportunities website.  Read More...
22-year-old educates Piers Morgan on guns
2013-01-29
CNN host Piers Morgan’s push for a ban on so-called “assault” weapons has led him to confront a host of gun-rights advocates on his program, including Republican Newt Gingrich and Gun Owners of America’s Larry Pratt, who Morgan actually blasted as “an unbelievably stupid man” for disagreeing with him. Which makes the response of a pair of young women on Morgan’s program all the more noteworthy.  Read More...
Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn: I Can Beat Obama in Skeet Shooting
2013-01-29
Marsha Blackburn, the Republican congresswoman from Tennessee, is skeptical about President Barack Obama’s claim that he regularly goes skeet shooting at Camp David. In the context of the ongoing gun control debate, Obama asserted in an interview in The New Republic that he goes skeet shooting all the time and thus could appreciate the concerns of hunters and sportsmen about firearms regulations Read More...
NYPD Testing Concealed Gun-Detecting Cameras
2013-01-29
The NYPD is testing a new camera system that can see if a person is carrying a concealed gun. By scanning a person’s naturally-emitted radiation, it’s possible to see if something is blocking that radiation (presumably using infrared sensors) it shows up as black on a green body. Read More...
Defend Louisiana campaign aims to 'protect gun owners,' Second Amendment
2013-01-29
Gun control proposals put forth by President Barack Obama this month were met by counter-proposals in Louisiana Monday, as a state lawmaker unveiled a statewide campaign to "defend the rights of Louisiana residents to bear arms." The centerpiece of the Defend Louisiana initiative will be multiple pieces of pro-Second Amendment legislation as well as a statewide tour. Read More...
Why not a waiting period for laws?
2013-01-28
So New York’s stringent new gun-control law bans guns or magazines capable of holding more than seven shots. Everybody’s safer now, except that — in the Gov. Cuomo-led rush to pass the bill — nobody thought to exempt the police, making all those Glocks felonious. T Read More...
Feinstein bill targets parents for owning guns
2013-01-28
Once semiautomatic “assault” weapons are banned, according to the controversial bill reportedly being offered by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., if a juvenile gets his hands on one, his parents could be held responsible. Writer David Codrea has published a copy of what he says is the proposed bill, S.150, before it has been formally posted on the Library of Congress THOMAS database.  Read More...


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