The frontman for thrash-metal band Slayer was filmed at a recent concert in Switzerland delivering a pro-gun speech. Tom Araya, the band’s singer and bassist, praised the country’s gun culture while warning against the dangers of a disarmed populace.
A mayor in Florida is urging his citizens to arm up and take personal responsibility for their own safety. It’s not an exit strategy from developing a more robust law enforcement strategy to combat highly-publicized shootings like the Orlando Pulse nightclub incident, but it is an honest push to get people to consider self-defense on a new level.
If you look all the new gun ban laws, the anti-gun Democrats are proposing and applied them universally back, say ten years ago. Not ONE mass shooting would have been prevented. Not ONE. Not one life would have been saved. Not ONE of these new laws would have stopped the shooting in Orlando.
Gun sales are on a pace to break last year's record of more than 23 million, a boon to the U.S. industry and gun stores thanks to election-year worries about gun control and recent terror attacks, according to government figures and experts.
Entertainment doesn’t come much richer than elderly politicians fattened on our taxes and their own self-importance creakily collapsing to the floor of the House of Representatives. Oh, the awkwardness and obvious discomfort! And yet, viva la 1960s! Only tie-dye and love beads are missing as these Congressional cretins vie once again to repeal the Second Amendment without the bother of actually doing so.
In the wake of the Orlando shooting, the corporate TV news networks have gone into overdrive to hammer the same talking point on the desperate need for gun control legislation to be pushed, despite the fact that it is easily provable that such legislation would not have prevented the massacre.
With his recent comments, Manchin has displayed a gross disrespect for one of the most basic protections our constitution affords. Sadly, given the clamor in the U.S. Congress for renewed gun control measures, this disrespect appears to infect more than just a few of our elected representatives.
So Homeland Security, which has yet to find a potential terrorist despite stationing thousands of rapists and gropers and luggage thieves at airports, and which has lost almost 500,000 immigrants who have overstayed their visas, and which cannot will not control the borders, and which consistently turns loose unvetted illegal aliens that fall into its hands by shipping them to various states on buses, and which contracted with a “security agency” for which the accused Orlando shooter worked transporting said illegal aliens, and which ignored the shooter’s multiple trips to Saudi Arabia – the chief funder of terrorism – and ties to a radical mosque that has produced at least one suicide bomber, is going to be in charge of creating ways to minimize the opportunity for terrorists to get a gun in the country? Terrorists everywhere heard this news and rejoiced.
A Texas firing range offering free concealed handgun courses to members of the LGBT community has had to open several new classes after being inundated with requests for lessons. Owners of the Shiloh Gun Range on the outskirts of Houston say they’re doing their part to ensure their fellow Americans have the means to protect themselves following the tragedy that struck Orlando over the weekend.
A robber looking to hit an easy mark picked the wrong guy stepping out of a Mexican restaurant in Beaumont, Texas. According to Beaumont Police, the target happened to be legally licensed to carry a concealed handgun and used it to open fire on the man attempting to rob him. The suspect was taken to the hospital and listed in critical trauma with a bullet wound to his abdomen. Beaumont Police say the concealed carrier did nothing wrong.
Most of the mass killings by gun in the United States in recent years — Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora, Newtown, Charleston, San Bernardino and now Orlando — took place in venues where local or state law prohibited carrying guns, even by those lawfully licensed to do so. The government cheerfully calls these venues “gun-free zones.” They should be called killing zones.
It seemed like the thieves pretty much surrendered without much protest. After all, this was the same dude from the same truck they had robbed earlier and now he was on their proverbial doorstep with a loaded handgun.
What people like Schaefer and Couric have to gain by taking away that insurance policy is anyone’s guess. Most likely, their attitudes toward firearms are a reactionary consequence of insulation from life in the real world and a desire to create some utopian liberal society that will never exist on this planet.
A good guy with a gun tried to stop a mass shooting which took place over Memorial Day weekend at a car wash and tire store in Houston. The news has been strangely mum about it and the details surrounding the story seem awash with obvious omissions.
Even Presidential candidate Donald Trump has brought the issue to the forefront, with a renewed push to get a concealed carry license issued by any state to be accepted by all states — just like a driver’s license.
There is NO evidence to support the assertion that law enforcement officers are put at risk by law-abiding citizens carrying concealed firearms in their car. There are no studies, even ones with twisted statistics, that draw this conclusion. How can that be? Because there is NO record of a law enforcement officers having been injured by a CCW permit holder during a traffic stop, anywhere in the 44 CCW states. We can, on the other hand, offer numerous examples of armed citizens coming to the aid of officers in peril...
While Obama has sought to restrict access to firearms, his presidency has helped swell the NRA’s membership rolls and spark record revenues for gun companies. Now, some in the industry think Clinton would be an even better gun “salesman” than Obama.
Standing by and watching a violent crime take place and doing absolutely nothing — that’s a “gun free zone” mentality. Thankfully, at least one off-duty police in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts demonstrated a willingness to intercede and stop it.
The story was reported in the media, as one would expect, but one thing is missing: No praise for the heroic officer, nor thanks that he had been armed off duty, which he should have been, nor acknowledgment that good people with guns are the only effective deterrent to such lethal outbursts. The leftist media has a rule that guns are never to be portrayed in a positive manner, so heroes like this officer are not honored for taking decisive action when it needed to be.
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has pledged to stand up for the rights of the nation’s “law-abiding gun owners” repeatedly on the campaign trail. But some conservative 2nd Amendment supporters remain unconvinced of his sincerity on the issue— and for good reason, considering Trump’s fickle statements about gun ownership over the years. For 2nd Amendment supporters who are also currently on the Trump wagon, his statements about the right to bear arms are worth careful observation over the next several months.
This incident proves, just as did the Arapahoe High School shooting in Centennial, Colorado in 2013 and the Madison Jr./Sr. High School shooting in Butler Co., Ohio earlier this year, having an armed presence on the scene when the attack begins can drastically reduce the attacker’s ability to carry out his plans.
We may debate the authors’ horrifying claim that doctors and hospitals kill a quarter million Americans every year, but there is no doubt that they do kill a substantial number. And that number is almost certainly far in excess of the number killed by gun-wielding criminals.
Now that big media is feeling the indignity and insecurity of submitting their rights to the whims of an opaque and seemingly arbitrary bureaucratic screening process, we can only say, “Welcome to the club … It serves you right.”
Naturally not every single defensive gun use is an instance where a life was saved. Similarly, not every single firearms enabled murder is an instance where gun control would have prevented it. But according to the numbers, for every murder in the United States there are an average of eight defensive gun uses. That’s a big enough ratio to conclude that guns are unquestionably a net benefit to society, not the scourge their so after painted to be.
“This record setting firearm sales trend will continue all the way to Election Day,” said Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation. “If Hillary Clinton wins, firearm sales will really go through the roof. Gun owners and people concerned about personal security have lost trust in the political class to protect their rights.”
Police are still investigating the crime scene but initial reports suggest the concealed carrier immediately contacted 911 and cooperated with police over the course of the investigation. It sounds like this guy did everything that was within his rights to do and responsibly at that. Best of all, he was able to walk away afterwards. In a defensive gun use situation, that’s the best anyone can hope for.
In what has become as reliable as clockwork, with the passing of another week comes another Hillary Clinton attack on gun owners. This time, the front runner for the Democratic presidential nomination explained to supporters her intent to make an assault on gun rights and NRA one of her top priorities.
This truly is a ‘Guns Saving Lives’ story. A man willing to endanger the lives of an infant and mother and equipped for some quite sinister activities would have literally had no resistance if this woman hadn’t been able to use her gun to defend her life, the life of her child, and her home.
Waking up to the sound of intruders attempting to enter his home, a disabled veteran readied his M&P Shield 9mm and prepared to respond with deadly force. Once inside, the robbers saw that the homeowner was armed and quickly ran off, spraying fire into his house. The homeowner returned fire but the would-be burglary suspects had already made their escape.
One salon owner wasn’t willing to give up her hard earned money without a fight. That’s the story coming out of Dayton after an attempted robbery was stopped by one woman with a gun. Dayton police are alleging that the robber in question may have been responsible for a string of other robberies in the nearby area. However, his string of crime definitely got stopped cold in its tracks.
The News Channel 8 team was actually on its way to reporting on a different story when a reporter saw a man holding another man at gun point outside the church. When they stopped to investigate, they learned that the man was a maintenance worker detaining a criminal until Tampa police could arrive.
“For all the talk about Bloomberg’s billions, Daddy Warbucks had his lunch handed to him in Idaho and West Virginia,” GOA’s Erich Pratt told Breitbart News. “Kudos to grassroots gun owners in both states for picking up their phones and calling their legislators. Gun rights activists demonstrated once again that when politicians feel the heat, they see the light.”
It’s not clear if Fresh Market will post legally required signs banning concealed or open carry from their stores. If not, like Starbucks and many others, their “request” doesn’t carry the force of law. Which means their “ban” is just touchy-feely PC security theater designed “to ensure a welcoming environment where our customers and employees feel safe, and treat one another with kindness and respect while shopping and working.” And allow Shannon and her hoplophobic harridans to claim another “victory” for gun sense. How great is that?
There are more than 70,000,000 firearms owners in the United States. We comprise the largest militia (U.S. Supreme Court Justice William B. Woods, 1886) force the world has ever seen. We outnumber the active duty US Army, Reserve and National Guard seventy times over. We also outnumber all the nation’s sworn law enforcement officers by the same amount. Given those numbers, why do we let the progressives and communists in our government dictate to us what we can legitimately do with our firearms? It is absolutely ridiculous.
Let’s not get too crazy here, but there are things that every person, who is carrying a firearm, should be doing in preparation for daily carry. It’s something that should never be taken lightly, and we should be doing all we can to be a proficient and safe as we possibly can.
Staying ready and able, even at home, means keeping your handgun accessible. In one of these situations, there really is no middle ground. The assailant shot the lock off the door of the apartment. It is pretty obvious he intended his actions. As for the woman, she unfortunately had to see the other occupant get murdered and eventually critically injure some man she knew previously. -- That’s a heck of an alarm clock to start the day.
Following the tragic shooting in Orlando earlier this month, the South Carolina incident provides a prime example of how future mass shooting incidents could be stopped by putting an end to gun free zones.
In response to the Orlando nightclub mass shooting, the U.S. House Democrats are making fools of themselves in their sit-in filibuster, as they display their childishness and ignorance on the gun control issue. Their purely emotional calls for more gun control and denying guns to people whose names are placed on a no-fly list or a terrorist watch list without due process are thoroughly lacking in rational thought.
Mike Hagan, the owner of Hagan's, who as the Washington Post reports is a combat veteran who served in Afghanistan, is offering a promotion unlike any other: "Buy a car, get an AR." The promotion is being done in conjunction with a local firearms store that completes the required background checks. Car buyers who pass the background checks and subsequently receive the AR-15 will then just send Hagan the bill afterward. "We're giving these weapons away for responsible people that can lawfully obtain them and we're confident that they're going to maintain them responsibly" Hagan said of the program. The campaign has increased sales, and thus far it is reported that Hagan has given away four AR-15s and one 9mm handgun, which is offered if customers decline the rifle.
Cohen’s rant is just one example of an astonishing amount of sheer nonsense that has filled the Internet since the terrorist attack in Orlando. Anti-gun politicians, and so-called opinion columnists and TV talking heads – who pretend to be “experts” on every topic under the sun, but who in reality know virtually nothing about even one topic – are confidently calling the AR-15 an “automatic” weapon, a “military” weapon,” and a “weapon of war,” and telling everyone that the most popular rifle in America should be banned.
If the founding fathers had known this gun would have been invented, they wouldn’t have rewritten the Second Amendment—they would have fortified it in stone,” he says. “They knew the only way for us to stay free was by having whatever guns the bad guys have. This firearm gives average people the advantage they so desperately need and deserve to protect their life, liberty, and happiness.”
The vast majority of gun crimes are committed by gang bangers and criminals, many of whom are prohibited from possessing a gun under current laws. For the most part, they obtain their guns illegally: either on the black market or by theft. Those committing gun crimes with legitimately purchased weapons are rare outliers.
At the frontlines of the anti-firearm hysteria gripping the nation’s leftist urbanites are people who have no experience handling firearms. How do we know? Because they keep saying really stupid stuff about guns.
Hillary Clinton’s statement on the mass murder in Orlando is mostly a confection of the empty, saccharine pieties for which the entire American political class is known – but it concluded with a revealing statement.
On Thursday a federal appeals court in California ruled the Second Amendment does not permit Americans to carry firearms in public. The ruling upholds a California law that imposes strict rules on individuals who wish to exercise concealed carry. The California law requires applicants to demonstrate “good cause” for carrying a weapon.
Liberals are fond of pointing to the proliferation of firearms as cause for “school shootings” and “gun violence.” They’re less fond of being reminded that the most violent places in America are the urban slums of the cities with the strictest gun laws. Guns don’t have a causal relationship to crime; if they did, placid communities in places liberals fly over would be ghost towns. But “gun-free” zones and draconian gun laws do. Wear all the orange you want; just remember to wear black to the funerals.
It’s yet another case of guns saving lives. A homeowner turned the tables on a pair of home invaders wielding machetes Friday morning, quickly ending what could have been a really bad night for the homeowner.
This is a dangerous game New Jersey plays with the men and women in uniform who help protect this great country. Every single person in that judicial oversight ought be reprimanded for not only needlessly putting people in uniform in jeopardy but also denying a basic constitutional right afforded to nearly every other citizen throughout this country.
It’s yet another reason why women are one of the fastest growing demographics of up and coming concealed carriers. And it’s yet another reason why it’s important to train precisely how you intend to fight. Don’t be victim. Defend yourself.
Even more concerning than what the Obama administration may do in the coming months, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has repeatedly discussed the need for anti-firearm activists to attack gun businesses rather than the 2nd Amendment. She even talks about 2nd Amendment supporters as though they’re criminals.
While Hillary Clinton says that, if elected, she would start going after guns on Day One of her theoretical presidency, Americans appear to be doing their level best to make sure Clinton would have a whole lot of guns and gun owners to tackle.
Rhode Island legislators are patting themselves on the back after drawing yet one more fictitious line in the sand around the safety and security of children in Rhode Island schools. Of the 3,600 legally registered concealed carriers in the State of Rhode Island, a new bill would effectively stop any of them from legally coming to the aid of their own children in the event of a mass shooting or similarly related terrorist event.
Political pressure is the first tool we have to change things. And it begins with putting pressure on those who are in power to let them know that your constitutional privileges ought not be infringed by unnecessary and undue delays in paperwork.
From beginning to end, in fact, SSA’s process makes no provision whatsoever for the individual to attend a formal hearing before an adjudicative authority, to put forth their own experts, or to cross-examining adverse witnesses. It only involves anonymous bureaucrats reviewing documents in a government-compiled file. That is hardly the process most Americans would consider an adjudication, and certainly not one sufficient to strip someone of fundamental liberties.
Since they can’t pull off an outright ban, they have to constantly find alternative routes of gun control. They try to place onerous regulations on buying and selling firearms, they push extra taxes on ammunition, or they try to force gun owners to buy insurance for each gun. The list goes on and on. One of their alternatives to gun confiscation, is the smart gun.
A $1,000 per gun tax should serve as a “role model” for states, according to the governor of the U.S. territory of the Northern Mariana Islands, which imposed the $1,000 gun tax earlier this month. An idea first endorsed by Hillary Clinton in 1993, steep gun taxes have now taken hold in Cook County, Ill. the city of Seattle, and now a U.S. territory.
Two guys were unloading a truck when a man walked up to them and announced a robbery. The robber probably thought he was in for a decent haul. And the fun fact about this case? The concealed carrier in question complied without issue — initially. The armed robber wanted his wallet and his cell phone, both of which he handed over. It was only when the robber asked for the car keys as well that the concealed carrier finally took action.
One deli owner was in for quite a surprise when two armed robbers attempted to clear him of $300 only to have a friend run in at the last minute, save him, and get both robbers to surrender. This is why you don’t knock off your neighborhood deli — people are really finicky about who makes their sandwiches and tend to get aggressive when anyone else tries to mess with the deli who gets it right.