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Found here on humanevents.com by Teresa Mull Colorado is a curious place. It went blue for Obama both in the 2008 and 2012 elections, but when it comes to gun control, the Rocky Mountain state definitely does not have the president’s agenda in its sights. John Cooke has been sheriff of Weld County for 11 […]

More Good News in the Battle to Preserve Second Amendment Freedoms

Found here on danieljmitchell.wordpress.com by Dan Mitchell Like all advocates of freedom, I normally despair about the future. Whether we’re measuring the ever-growing burden of government or the erosion of key forms of social capital such as self-reliance and the work ethic, it seems that the world is heading in the wrong direction. But, at least for today, […]

Sheriffs Think Gun Laws Are Waste of Time

Found here on commentarymagazine.com by Jonathan S. Tobin One of the leading talking points for those advocating more gun laws has been the support many such measures have gotten from law enforcement personnel.   As a rule, police officers generally prefer working in environments where the populace is unarmed. That’s understandable since, at least in […]

Congressional Study: Murder Rate Plummets as Gun Ownership Soars

Found here on breitbart.com by Awr Hawkins A Congressional Research Service (CRS) report shows that while gun ownership climbed from 192 million firearms in 1994 to 310 million firearms in 2009, crime fell—and fell sharply.   According to the report, the “firearm-related murder and non-negligent homicide” rate was 6.6 per 100,000 Americans in 1993. Following […]

Rhode Island recall: Gun-rights battle could backfire on town leaders

Found here on csmonitor.com by Mark Sappenfield Four members of the Exeter, R.I., town council wanted the state to handle concealed-carry permits. Not only did they fail, but gun rights residents have now put them up for a recall election. Call it a double whammy. Four town councilmembers in Exeter, R.I., not only failed in their […]

Permits for Concealed Guns: Utah Hits 500K

Found here on sltrib.com by Lee Davidson Utah just crossed a big threshold for a small state with just 2.86 million residents: More than a half million people now hold a Utah permit to carry concealed firearms — 521,914, to be exact as of Sept. 30, according to new data. So Utah has issued enough permits […]

GarCo Sheriff Will Keep Suing To Overturn Gun Laws

Found here on aspendailynews.com by Nelson Harvey Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario plans to persist in a lawsuit aimed at overturning new statewide gun control measures, even after a federal judge ruled last week that he and 54 other Colorado sheriffs don’t have the standing to argue that the laws would make their duties as […]

NFL Bans Super Bowl Gun Commercial

Found here on gunsandammo.com Daniel Defense recently submitted a commercial to FOX to be played during the 2014 NFL Super Bowl XLVIII. Though the video doesn’t showcase one of the company’s popular DDM4 rifles, this paid advertisement spot was rejected by the NFL.   *The above video is the Daniel Defense Ad and Colion Noir of the […]

2nd Amendment Not Just For Guns

Found here on wnd.com by Bob Unruh Since the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed in two recent cases that the right to carry firearms under the Second Amendment applies to individuals, a multitude of local gun-control ordinances have been overturned, modified or dropped. Now, a new argument prepared by three legal experts goes further, arguing that […]

Let’s Talk About Those “Greedy” Gun Companies

Found here on dailycaller.com by Natalie Foster, NRA News Commentator I had a friendly little debate over guns with a gentleman in New York recently. Near the end of our conversation I said, “Well the thing about gun owners and non-gun owners and what we have in common is that we all want people to […]

Gun Rights Advocates Turn In Signatures

Found here on columbian.com by Rachel La Corte, Associated Press OLYMPIA — Supporters of an initiative that would prevent Washington state from adopting universal background checks for gun sales say they have submitted 340,000 signatures with their first batch of petitions submitted Thursday to the secretary of state’s office. Initiative 591 would prevent Washington from […]

Stock Up On Bullets: EPA to Close Last U.S. Lead Smelting Plant

Found here on godfatherpolitics.com by Common Constitutionalist It seems virtually every federal government agency, at least under this president, is a rogue agency, and the EPA is no exception. That’s not quite accurate. You see, when one hears the word rogue, it conjures up thoughts of abandoning one’s directive. “Oh, him. He went rogue. We […]

Right to Keep and Bear Arms Preceded U.S. Constitution

Found here on breitbart.com by Awr Hawkins The right to keep and bear arms preceded the U.S. Constitution, as our Founding Fathers “propounded” the right but did not create it. They enshrined it via the Bill of Rights, all the while knowing the origin of the right itself was to be found in “the Laws […]

NRA President James Porter: Bloomberg’s all-consuming agenda

Found here on dailycaller.com by James W. Porter II, President National Rifle Association New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was once asked by NBC’s David Gregory how much he was willing to spend to spread his vision for gun control to every corner of the nation. “I think I have an obligation as an American and as a […]

Gun Control, the Jews, and the Third Reich

Found here on americanthinker.com by Abraham H. Miller In 1996, in commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the modern Olympics, the German government issued a set of four stamps. One of these celebrates Alfred and Gustav Flatow, cousins, who were gold medalists in the 1896 Olympics. Alfred took the first in the parallel bars and with his cousin […]