Tag Archives: 2nd Amendment

Gun Control Groups Take Aim at ‘Legally Obtained’ Weapons


On January 9 two leaders in the gun control movement took off the mask and made plain that their desire is not just to limit illegal guns or go after illegal gun owners but to target “legally obtained” firearms as well. The two leaders–Igor Volsky and Mark Glaze–revealed their desires in an op-ed published by

Woman Allegedly Assaulted at Gunpoint Retrieves Own Gun, Kills Suspect


A woman returning to her apartment Monday night was allegedly assaulted at gunpoint but was able to end the ordeal by retrieving her own gun and killing the suspect. The incident occurred in Wilmington, North Carolina. According to WWAY, “Kay Dickinson…[said] she had just gotten off work and was going into her apartment at Colonial

Obama Lists Regrets — Again: Failure to Secure Gun Control Still #1


In a January 4 “exit letter” to the American people, President Obama again listed what he regrets most about the last eight years. Number one on the list was his failure to secure gun control. Obama shared this same regret with CNN in early December 2016, and the BBC quoted him in July 2015 speaking

Armed Grandma Shoots, Chases Intruder from Home


On Sunday night, a grandmother retrieved her handgun, opened fire on an intruder, and chased him from the house. According to CNN, the incident occurred in Bowie County, Texas, as 74-year-old Rebbie Roberson sat down to watch the news. Roberson said that a man armed with a gun “broke into her home.” “When I started to

54 People Shot During First Four Days of 2017 in Gun-Controlled Chicago


Following the nearly 4,400 shootings that marred Chicago’s 2016, hopes were high that 2017 would be different. But as of January 4, a total of 54 people had already been shot in Chicago during the new year. Moreover, on January 3 — just three days into the new year — 12 people were shot in

President Trump Can Free Second Amendment from Ninth Circuit’s Grip


The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has been chipping away at the Second Amendment for years, but when he takes office, President Donald Trump can limit the ramifications of their decisions–actually reversing them in some instances–by appointing the pro-Second Amendment, pro-Constitution justice he pledged to appoint while running for office. The

Confirm Jeff Sessions as Attorney General To Curb Gun Crime in Chicago, Says NRA-ILA’s Chris Cox.


Senators can help reduce the continuing bloodshed in Chicago by confirming Sen. Jeff Sessions as the new Attorney General, says NRA-ILA executive director Chris Cox. The political response to this situation has been immoral. But help is on the way with a new AG. #confirmsessions. https://t.co/Bp0oIs9zN0 — Chris Cox (@nracwc) December 31, 2016 Sen. Jeff

Sixth Circuit: Not Unconstitutional to Shoot Dogs While Executing Search Warrant


A December 19 ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit states that police officers do not violate constitutional rights by shooting suspects’ dogs during the execution of a search warrant. The case stems from an April 17, 2013, incident in which police officers shot and killed two pit bulls inside

NYT: Europe More Courageous than US When It Comes to Gun Control


A December 28 New York Times editorial declares Europe more courageous than the U.S., when it comes to putting more firearm limitations on law-abiding citizens in the wake of terror attacks. The central focus of the editorial is a body of new gun controls which come up for a final vote next year. According to

Gun Owners of America: Top 10 Pro-Gun Successes of 2016


Gun Owners of America is explaining the top 10 pro-gun successes the group secured in 2016. The list includes everything from “exposing Hillary Clinton’s anti-gun agenda” to securing constitutional carry in various states to helping defeat President Obama’s gun-control Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland. Here is GOA’s Top 10: “Exposing Hillary Clinton’s Anti-Gun Agenda”–As the

Anti-Second Amendment Grinches Hold Christmas ‘Toy Gun Turn-In’


On December 21, Hempstead, New York, children were asked to hand over their toy guns in exchange for a toy that was not associated with firearms. The “Toy Gun Turn-In” was spearheaded “by Manhattan philanthropist Jean Shafiroff,” with help from the Hempstead Heights Civic Association and Hempstead Mayor Wayne Hall (D). The NRA-ILA quoted a Newsday report in

California Man: If Love and Karma Fail, I’m Buying an AK-47


The surge in California gun sales continue apace, with handgun sales in the state reportedly up 40 percent this year and long sales up 100 percent, according to Fox News Insider (via Guns.com). The long gun sales are largely driven by the fact that new gun controls take effect January 1, 2017. Those controls ban

Donald Trump’s Eight Best Pro-Gun Moments on Campaign Trail


From campaign start to finish President-elect Donald Trump was pro-gun, and his defense of the Second Amendment was ubiquitous. However, eight pro-gun moments stood out from the rest, moments that resonated with Americans and were particularly damning to Hillary Clinton and the gun controllers who had hitched their cart to her campaign. Trump’s eight best pro-gun moments:

BBC: Even Liberals Are Buying Guns Under Trump


On December 20, the BBC pointed out that the “traditional” image of the American gun buyer is shifting under Donald Trump; even liberals are making gun purchases. In fact, the “Liberal Gun Club,” which is “an actual club” with nine chapter and members in all 50 states,” says it saw a “huge” increase in interest once Trump

NYT: Trump Actually Supports ‘Arming People to Defend Themselves in Gunfights’


On December 17, an astonished New York Timesobserved that President-elect Donald Trump actually supports “arming people to defend themselves in gunfights.” The NYT is not wrong in their observation: Trump does support law-abiding citizens being allowed to carry concealed handguns for self-defense in more places. During the campaign, he reacted to firearm-based terror attacks in Paris

Anti-Gun Trolls Attack ‘Militarised’ UK Police for Guarding Christmas Market Days Before Berlin


British police were forced to defend sending visibly armed officers to guard a Christmas market – days before the Berlin truck attack – after anti-gun members of the public and activists caused a social media backlash. Pictures of the firearms officers posing with children at the market, posted on Northumbria Police’s Facebook page on the

Brady Campaign Freaks Out After Kasich Signs Campus Carry into Law


The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence freaked out when Ohio Governor John Kasich (R) signed campus carry into law. Breitbart News reported that Kasich signed Senate Bill 199 into law on December 19. That legislation removes state bans on concealed carry in the unsecured, public areas of airports, daycare facilities, and colleges and universities.

Gun Manufacturers: Why Pay for Advertisements When Hollywood Pushes Our Guns for Free


A feature story published Friday in the The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the manufacturers of many popular guns do not worry about advertising their products because they know Hollywood will advertise for them, often for free. This may come as a shock to many who accustomed to associated Hollywood with gun control, especially considering the anti-gun tweets of

CDC: Heroin Deaths Surpassed Firearm-Related Homicides in 2015


The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) numbers show heroin deaths surpassed firearm-related homicides for the first time ever in 2015. The number of heroin deaths was 12,989 and the number of firearm-related homicides was 12,979. The Washington Post published the CDC numbers, which show the deaths from all opioids combined topped 33,000

President Obama: Blame Second Amendment, Not Radical Islamic Terror


During a December 6 speech on national security and the fight against terrorism, President Obama refused to criticize radical Islamic terror but had no problem suggesting that the availability of firearms in America is problematic. At one point during the speech, Obama actually warned Americans not criticize Islam for the attacks that Muslims have carried out

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