*******Women Skipping Yoga Studio for Gun Range *******
The gun market for women is exploding, with increasing numbers purchasing guns, getting concealed carry permits, and attending in-depth self-defense handgun courses around the country.
Women of all walks of life–”moms, consultants, bankers, co-eds”–have found that having a gun close at hand is the surest way to be able to protect one’s self and one’s family.
Moms and daughters are taking gun classes together, as are female coworkers and room mates. To do so, they are passing on stereotypical outings–”shopping” or “yoga”–for time at the gun range.
Tracy Maalouf, a female physician’s assistant taking a handgun self-defense course, described the process of familiarizing herself with guns as “overcoming something.” She said the thing that women overcome is “fear.”
Maalouf said women are not typically associated with guns but that women need to “get to that point where [they're] not afraid of the gun.”
The Firearms Statistics That Gun Control Advocates Don’t Want to See
To accompany TheBlaze’s coverage of the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Houston, we figured it could be helpful to share some gun statistics pointed out to us by some of the NRA Convention attendees. Forget the talking points used by both sides in the gun control debate; we’re going to be talking about verified statistics.
Gun control advocates be advised, these are not the statistics you are looking for.
According to data from the FBI’s uniform crime reports, California had the highest number of gun murders in 2011 with 1,220 — which makes up 68 percent of all murders in the state that year and equates to 3.25 murders per 100,000 people.
The irony of such a grisly distinction is evident when you look at which state was named the state with the strongest gun control laws in 2011 by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. You guessed it — it was California.
“What is very unusual is that California also has a program by which we can remove guns, recover guns from people who have a gun and then subsequently become prohibited or dangerous,” Brady Campaign spokeswoman Amanda Wilcox said at the time.
It should be noted, though, that California is also one of the biggest states in the country, with a population of about about 37 million. Therefore, it might make sense that it would have a high number of murders but its murder rate is still high as gun control has had a seemingly inconsequential impact. In comparison, Texas has a population of about 25.6 million and saw 699 total gun murders in 2011 — nearly half that of California — and a firearms murder rate of 2.91 per 100,000.
In 2011, Utah, the state that the Brady Campaign determined had the least gun control, experienced just 26 gun murders and a firearms murder rate of 0.97. Utah has a population 2.8 million.
With the failure of the Democrats’ attempt to exploit the Newtown school shooting to press forward gun control measures, the LIAR a chief took to the microphones along with the relatives of Sandy Hook victims to demonize his opposition. This, of course, was his strategy all along: knowing that he did not have 60 votes in the Democrat-controlled Senate to pass his gun control legislation, he pressed forward anyway, hoping to paint Republicans as intransigent, immoral tools of the gun lobby who don’t care about dead children. After demonizing Republicans, Obama hopes, he can press Americans into voting Democrats back into power in the House of Representatives.
“I have never once arrested a member of the NRA”
I am a police officer in a large agency in Florida. I have served on the streets of this city for 16 years and have seen more than my share of “Gun Violence,” with several occasions where the bullets were intended for my head.
If a liberal read that, they would assume I am for total gun control. In reality, I – like most police officers in the country, am firmly against the joke and lie that liberals try to play off as a “means to make society safer.”
I have never once arrested a member of the NRA. I know you know this, but good people don’t use guns to victimize others. Good people use guns to protect themselves and others from the criminals who in most cases, get let off the hook by liberal judges and a liberal “Protect the defendants rights” mindset.
Gun control never works and never will, unless the politicians true purpose is to turn the citizens of a country into subjects of
Nugent – “If you want to stop gun trafficking, arrest Eric Holder!”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says he will join GOP Senators to filibuster a bill expanding gun control regulations if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) brings it up for a vote this week.
This puts McConnell shoulder-to-shoulder with Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and eight other Senators who have said they will block a push for gun control in the Senate.
Currently, Reid’s gun control package focuses on instituting universal background checks and new laws against gun trafficking. Reid has made it clear he will allow also amendments establishing an “assault weapons” ban and Sen. Richard Blumentahl (D-CT) has made it clear he will also try to add a “high capacity” magazine ban as an amendment.
McConnell says he now stands with Paul, Cruz, Lee, Rubio, Inhofe, and the other Senators who have vowed to oppose any “motion to proceed to any legislation that will serve as a vehicle for additional gun restrictions.”
Look what’s posted on Piers Morgan‘s lawn
Piers Morgan, the resident gun control advocate on CNN, protects his own personal property with signs warning that it is guarded by “Armed Response Security Systems,” according to a new investigation by self-described “guerrilla journalist” James O’Keefe.
He recently exposed how journalists with the newspaper that revealed the addresses of gun-permit holders in the New York City area were unwilling to take a dose of their own medicine and declare their homes “gun-free zones.”
Among those confronted with a request to sign onto an effort to remove all guns from movies was Morgan, who made a brief foray into the top-tier rankings at CNN by badgering guests over their support of gun rights.
O’Keefe’s undercover agents approached one of Morgan’s Hollywood properties and discovered a sign that said “Protected by Armed Response Security Systems.”
Thousands Line Up Outside Cal Expo Gun Show To Buy Ammunition
Thousands of people lined up for hours outside Cal Expo to buy ammunition. The line wrapped around the building for the first day of the two-day gun show.
You’ve heard the early bird gets the worm. At the Crossroads of the West gun show it couldn’t be truer.
“We got here at 5:45 a.m.,” said one person. “We were 64th and it took us 3.5 hours.
“”This is for my rifle,” said an attendee.
Ammunition is a hot commodity at Cal Expo.
“I was planning on buying some ammunition around here but the line actually wrapped around the building,” said Galen Miller.
“What many people are coming for is ammo because there isn’t any available in the traditional channels,” said gun show owner Bob Templeton.
And the heated debate on gun control is prompting some gun owners like Miller to stock up.
Gabby Giffords’s Husband Buys AR-15
Do as I say and not as I do…or else!
Mark E. Kelly, gun-control proponent and husband to former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, recently purchased an AR-15 (an “assault weapon,” he called it)—which he now says he intended as an illustration of the need for more stringent gun laws.
Breitbart News received a tip on this when Neil McCabe, editor of Guns & Patriots newsletter, contacted us on March 7 and said:
They always say, they will never take your guns away..
Forget police drones flying over your house. How about police coming inside, once a year, to have a look around?
As Orwellian as that sounds, it isn’t hypothetical. The notion of police home inspections was introduced in a bill last week in Olympia.
That it’s part of one of the major gun-control efforts pains me. It seemed in recent weeks lawmakers might be headed toward some common-sense regulation of gun sales. But then last week they went too far. By mistake, they claim. But still too far.
“They always say, we’ll never go house to house to take your guns away. But then you see this, and you have to wonder.”
That’s no gun-rights absolutist talking, but Lance Palmer, a Seattle trial lawyer and self-described liberal who brought the troubling Senate Bill 5737 to my attention. It’s the long-awaited assault-weapons ban, introduced last week by three Seattle Democrats.
Responding to the Newtown school massacre, the bill would ban the sale of semi-automatic weapons that use detachable ammunition magazines. Clips that contain more than 10 rounds would be illegal.
But then, with respect to the thousands of weapons like that already owned by Washington residents, the bill says this:
“In order to continue to possess an assault weapon that was legally possessed on the effective date of this section, the person possessing shall … safely and securely store the assault weapon. The sheriff of the county may, no more than once per year, conduct an inspection to ensure compliance with this subsection.”
In other words, come into homes without a warrant to poke around. Failure to comply could get you up to a year in jail.
“I’m a liberal Democrat — I’ve voted for only one Republican in my life,” Palmer told me. “But now I understand why my right-wing opponents worry about having to fight a government takeover.”
He added: “It’s exactly this sort of thing that drives people into the arms of the NRA.”
I have been blasting the NRA for its paranoia in the gun-control debate. But Palmer is right — you can’t fully blame them, when cops going door-to-door shows up in legislation.
I spoke to two of the sponsors. One, Sen. Adam Kline, D-Seattle, a lawyer who typically is hyper-attuned to civil-liberties issues, said he did not know the bill authorized police searches because he had not read it closely before signing on.
“I made a mistake,” Kline said. “I frankly should have vetted this more closely.”
That lawmakers sponsor bills they haven’t read is common. Still, it’s disappointing on one of this political magnitude. Not counting a long table, it’s only an eight-page bill.
The prime sponsor, Sen. Ed Murray, D-Seattle, also condemned the search provision in his own bill, after I asked him about it. He said Palmer is right that it’s probably unconstitutional.
“I have to admit that shouldn’t be in there,” Murray said.
He said he came to realize that an assault-weapons ban has little chance of passing this year anyway. So he put in this bill more as “a general statement, as a guiding light of where we need to go.” Without sweating all the details.
Later, a Senate Democratic spokesman blamed unnamed staff and said a new bill will be introduced.
Murray had alluded at a gun-control rally in January that progress on guns could take years.
“We will only win if we reach out and continue to change the hearts and minds of Washingtonians,” Murray said. “We can attack them, or start a dialogue.”
Good plan, very bad start. What’s worse, the case for the perfectly reasonable gun-control bills in Olympia just got tougher.
Surveillance Camera Captures the Dramatic Moment a Security Guard Used an AR-15 to Fend Off Armed Holdup
Dramatic surveillance footage out of the Detroit area shows the heart-stopping moment when a gun-wielding couple stormed into a tax business and started shooting — and a security guard pulled out an AR-15 and drove them away.
The security guard suffered a non-life-threatening wound to the leg and the suspects got away, but otherwise no one was seriously injured in the shootout.
It happened Thursday at a converted home business in Inkster, Mich. A man and woman armed with handguns showed up at the door and announced a holdup, despite the security vehicle parked outside, WJBK-TV reported. The receptionist had gone up to greet them, with the business owner sitting in a chair in the corner. Surveillance footage shows the male suspect pointing a gun at the receptionist’s head, and the security guard scrambling in the back office for the rifle.
“The security guard that was inside returned fire, two shots at the suspect. Did not hit him. The suspects then fled the location,” Inkster, Mich. police Lt. Jeffrey Smith told WJBK. “There was quite a few people inside the location. Very lucky that nobody was seriously injured. The security guard did suffer a wound to the upper leg area, but he’s going to be okay.”
Now it’s definite, my next Gun will be an AR 15
MSNBC Caugh Editing Video Out Of Context (again!)
via Doubtful News
Even though this was cleared up, the damage was done.
After finding itself embroiled in another controversy about edited video, NBC News has re-aired a clip its critics say was selectively edited.
On Monday, MSNBC’s Martin Bashir aired a video that seemed to show grief-stricken Neil Heslin being heckled by pro-gun lobbyists as he talked about his 6-year-old son, who was killed in Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. While making a plea for gun control at a legislative hearing, Heslin at one point he turned to the audience and said: “I ask if there’s anybody in this room that can give me one reason or challenge this question: why anybody in this room needs to have one of these assault-style weapons or military weapons or high-capacity clips.”
When the audience remains silent, Heslin adds, “Not one person can answer that question.” And that’s when a few people recited the Second Amendment in response.
The video that host Martin Bashir aired, though, clipped out Heslin’s question and pause in the audience’s direction. The resulting edit made it look like boisterous audience members interrupted Heslin’s testimony.
Here is the video:
MORE . . .
- MSNBC pummeled for Sandy Hook video editing controversy (doubtfulnews.com)
- MSNBC Will Not Apologize for Deceptive Editing of Sandy Hook Parent ‘Heckling’ (breitbart.com)
- Did The Media Blatantly Mischaracterize Video Of Newtown Father Being ‘Heckled’ By ‘Gun Nuts’? (mediaite.com)
- After Twitchy’s report, MSNBC is reportedly ‘reviewing’ video of Newtown dad’s testimony (twitchy.com)
- Outrageous: How the left-wing media lied about Newtown ‘hecklers’ (twitchy.com)
The number of homicides in Chicago for January stands at 42, and the month isn’t over.
This makes it “the most deadly January in more than ten years.”
The most recent of the 42 homicides was the Tuesday murder of a 15-year old girl who took part in Obama’s second inauguration. The girl, Hadiya Pendleton, was standing with a group of friends in Vivian Gordon Harsh Park when a gunman ran up, opened fire, then fled the scene.
In short, while gun control proponents in Chicago promise peace and safety, it seems they are actually on the verge of delivering another year like 2012–a year in which more than 440 school age children were shot and wounded and 500 homicides were committed.
Chicago is the gun-control capital of America, yet NBC News accurately describes it as “bullet-scarred.”
- Chicago & gun control: 40 shootings in 30 days (theblaze.com)
- Chicago Girl Who Performed at Obama’s Inauguration Killed in Shooting (nation.time.com)
- January homicide count at 42; city’s worst since 2002 (wgntv.com)
- #CrisisInChicago: Hadiya Pendleton, 15, Shot Dead, Was in Inaugural Parade (politic365.com)
- Girl who performed at inauguration killed in Chicago shooting – Reuters (reuters.com)
- ‘Walking angel’: Girl who performed at Obama’s inauguration shot dead in Chicago (usnews.nbcnews.com)
- Girl Who Attended Inaugural Among Latest Chicago Murder Victims – Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)
On Monday, in a morning meeting at the White House, President Obama spoke with law enforcement officials from across the country on the issue of gun-related violence.
While the gathering had the look of a free form and open discussion, it was quite clear that Obama was sending a message to those in attendance: I need you to support my push for gun control reform.
Yet, in order for Congress to pass those measures, both chambers need to be convinced or swayed that doing so is the “right” thing to do. This is where law enforcement comes into play, as Obama pointed out.
There’s little doubt that because of its role law enforcement has a key voice in the debate over gun control. In short, Obama’s correct, Congress will be paying close attention to what the law enforcement community has to say on the matter.
But unfortunately for Obama, thus far, over 120 sheriffs from around the country have come out against his plan to curb gun-related violence, particularly those measures that are deemed to be unconstitutional as well as those that threaten to ban certain firearms and accessories.
- Obama Makes Appeal to Law Enforcement to Support Push for Gun Control (VIDEO) (guns.com)
- Obama turns to police chiefs for help on guns (news.yahoo.com)
- Police push for background checks on gun purchases (cnsnews.com)
- Obama, police chiefs push gun control (sfgate.com)
- Police push for background checks on gun purchases (news.yahoo.com)
Missouri bill demands parents report gun ownership to public schools..
The bill, introduced by University City Democratic Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, would make it a crime to fail to report gun ownership to a school. It would also criminalize failure to prevent a child from illegally possessing a firearm and the negligent storage of a firearm.
“Since August of last year, there have been more than a dozen incidents involving teenagers and guns in just (my) senate district alone,” Chappelle-Nadal said. “In most cases, the guns have been stolen from an unsecured place in the home and then used in robberies, car-jackings and even murder.”
She said she feels like the debate over gun control has largely ignored the plague of gun violence in the urban core. That’s especially true in Missouri, she said, where the legislature is dominated by rural and suburban Republicans.
“I want my rural colleagues to know that my constituents are just as important as their constituents,” she said. “I don’t want to be ignored, and I certainly don’t want my district to be ignored.”
This bill has nothing to do with gun control, Chappelle-Nadal said. It’s about trying to force parents to be responsible gun owners.
“Responsible gun owners have nothing to fear from my legislation, and nobody… is talking about taking anyone’s guns away,” she said.
However, she recognizes that the chances her legislation becomes law are “probably zero,” even though she is willing to drop the provision mandating reporting gun ownership to local schools.
Republican state Sen. Brian Nieves, a Washington Republican, agrees with her assessment of the bill’s chances.
“This bill is dead on arrival,” he said. “This bill will not become law in the state of Missouri. It’s just not going to happen.”
Democrats will not give up until they have all your Guns!
Among the 23 “executive actions” President Obama announced yesterday amidst great fanfare (and shameless exploitation of children) is this:
“Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence.”
Obama may want to put a hold on that one, until he comes to grips with what happened the last time a U.S. president tried it.
During the late ’70s, President Jimmy Carter and his inner circle determined to push through comprehensive new federal gun-control legislation. They decided the best way to grease the congressional skids would be to have a massive scientific study conducted which, in the end, would proclaim that gun-control laws were effective in reducing crime.
So the Carter folks handed out a major gun-control research grant to University of Massachusetts sociology professor James D. Wright and his colleagues Peter Rossi and Kathleen Daly. They spent four years and lots of tax dollars to produce what would be the most comprehensive, critical study of gun control ever undertaken. In 1981, they published the results of their research – an exhaustive, three-volume work titled “Under the Gun.”
There was only one problem.
Their findings, summarized starkly by co-author Wright, were that “Gun control laws do not reduce crime.”
MORE . . .
- How Obama’s gun ‘order’ will backfire (wnd.com)
- City By City Assault On Our Rights (chasvoice.blogspot.com)
- SubJect: Civil War Coming? (enigma944.wordpress.com)
- Obama Opens Way for Research on Gun Violence (blogs.wsj.com)
- Gun Control: Why are so many politicians in Favor of Disarming the American Public? (offgridsurvival.com)
This video might feel a bit slow, but stick with it – you will love the research this one man has done. I would suggest watching it full screen to better view some of the information he highlights.
Here is another example of liberal Hollywood hypocrisy. These commies beg for gun control while using guns, death, blood and violence to earn their millions. Hypocrites.
Commies feigning outrage and getting a conscience … that is, until they need to earn their next paycheck.
- Gun Rights Advocates Blast Back at Hypocrisy of Anti-Gun Hollywood Stars in New Video (foxnewsinsider.com)
- Hollywood Hypocrisy Called Out In New Video Calling For Enhanced Gun Control (americanlivewire.com)
- Exposing Liberal Gun Control Hypocrisy (Video) (rubinoworld.com)
- Hannity Panel Blasts Hollywood Hypocrisy: Celebrities Decry Gun Violence, But Star In Violent Movies (mediaite.com)
- Video mocking celebrity gun control PSA takes off (cbsnews.com)
By Larry Elder via townhall.com
CNN’s Piers Morgan writes that the pro-gun crowd’s anger toward him stems from anti-British bias: “This gun debate is an ongoing war of verbal attrition in America — and I’m just the latest target, the advantage to the gun lobbyists being that I’m British, a breed of human being who burned down the White House in 1814 and had to be forcefully deported en masse, as no American will ever be allowed to forget.”
Scads of “in-sourced” Brits appear on our telly without us Yanks calling for their deportation. Hell, we just let a Brit play Abe Lincoln. Fox’s Stuart Varney seems to escape this anti-mother country xenophobia.
Maybe, just maybe, it’s the way Morgan — as well as much of the guns-kill-people-crowd — holds “debates” on the matter.
Take the treatment of Larry Pratt. Respected in circles that Piers “I-have- fired-guns-only-once-in-my-life” Morgan chooses not to hang out with, Pratt heads a pro-Second Amendment group called the Gun Owners of America. Pratt, on Morgan’s show, attempted to explain that the “gun control” big picture requires understanding something: Hundreds of thousand of Americans, every year, use firearms for self-defense.
Morgan’s response? He called Pratt “an incredibly stupid man” and denounced “idiots like you.” Then came this: “You don’t give a damn,” Morgan said, “do you, about the gun murder rate in America? You don’t actually care.”
Morgan offered no study, expert, number — nothing whatsoever — to counter the claim. That anyone with a moderately functioning brain could find an upside in owning, let alone using, a gun simply astonishes Morgan. Defies common sense!
Is it true, as claimed by Florida criminalist Gary Kleck, that 2.5 million Americans each year use a firearm for self-defense? Is it true that, of that number, 400,000 people believe that, were it not for the gun they used, they would have been killed? These are questions and answers the anti-gun crowd ignores, chooses not to think about or considers irrelevant.
“How many Americans are alive,” I once asked a pro-gun control police chief, “because they used a firearm in self defense?”
MORE . . .
- Republicans & Gun Advocates Petition the White House to “Deport” Cnn Host Piers Morgan (bonjublog.com)
- “Are there any other countries that will have me?” Piers Morgan laughs off petition to have him deported (mirror.co.uk)
- White House Petition To Deport Piers Morgan Passes Threshold, Now At 60,000 Signatures (zerohedge.com)
- CNN anchor now faces double deportation (wnd.com)
- Piers Morgan threatens to deport himself if Obama doesn’t act on guns (guardian.co.uk)
- Piers Morgan Fires Back at Critics (drudge.com)
- Piers Morgan: I Would ‘Seriously Consider Deporting Myself’ Over Gun Control (huffingtonpost.com)
It seems that after those checks clear the bank, liberal actors and singers get a conscience and forget about the guns they used in movies and videos to make that money. These same libtards are also protected by armed bodyguards. Liberal hypocrisy 101.
- Hypocrisy Of Liberals Who Cling To Their Guns (lunaticoutpost.com)
- Sometimes the hypocrisy overwhelms me. (pitchforkpatriots.com)
- AT MEDIAITE: Gun Control Debate Exposed The Media’s Bias, David Gregory Exposed Their Hypocrisy. … (pjmedia.com)
Look, it’s no secret, Illinoisans want the same rights that (almost) everyone else has, specifically, the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense outside the home.
Last Tuesday, this fact was made clear when 10 Illinois counties – Adams, Bond, Henry, McDonough, Mercer, Randolph, Rock Island, Schuyler, Stephenson and Warren – voted on a non-binding, concealed carry referendum.
In all 10 counties, the advisory measure passed by overwhelming majorities, a result that is difficult to ignore, say pro-gun advocates.
“I think the message will be heard,” because some counties that voted on the issue were in more Democrat-leaning northwest parts of the state, Valinda Rowe, the spokeswoman for Illinois Carry, told the Associated Press.
“Hopefully [the Democratic leadership] will see a correlation here that there is widespread support for this issue,” she added.
Though, those who oppose bringing concealed carry to the Land of Lincoln believe that the referendum did little to change the status quo because the majority of the counties that participated were downstate, which has been historically pro-carry.
“They were … from areas that always have been supportive of concealed carry, but were not even on the ballot in counties where they would have had more impact,” Colleen Daley of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence told the AP.
Daley also underscored the fact that the newly elected Democratic lawmakers would vote against a concealed carry bill were one to be introduced in the next legislative cycle, which starts Jan. 9.
MORE . . .
- Concealed Carry Referendum Passes In Ten Illinois Counties (stlouis.cbslocal.com)
- Voters in 10 Illinois counties support concealed carry (jsonline.com)
- Election 2012 Includes Illinois Concealed Carry Referendum (wqad.com)
- Illinois County Aims To Allow Concealed Carry Gun Law (chicago.cbslocal.com)