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PHOTO FAIL: @WendyDavisTexas receives Ann Richards’ shotgun

Posted by: ST on January 31, 2014 at 10:15 am » 9 Comments

Just in case you hadn’t heard enough news about Wendy Davis over the last couple of weeks, I thought I would be kind enough to let you know this happened (hat tip to Twitchy Team): .@WendyDavisTexas receiving Ann Richards' shotgun at #tcdplive #txgov pic.twitter.com/x7B3BAOGc1 — Texas Democrats (@TXDemParty) January 29, 2014 The Austinist provides context: […]

 

Federal judge: Chicago’s gun ban is unconstitutional

Posted by: ST on January 7, 2014 at 9:42 am » 3 Comments

A clear victory for staunch 2nd Amendment proponents. Via CNN: (CNN) – A federal judge ruled Monday that Chicago’s ban on virtually all sales and transfers of firearms is unconstitutional. “The stark reality facing the City each year is thousands of shooting victims and hundreds of murders committed with a gun. But on the other side […]

 

#PANIC: Duck Commander pairs up w/ gunmaker to launch line of guns

Posted by: ST on January 2, 2014 at 7:56 pm » 3 Comments

Via CNN Money: The gunmaker Mossberg has teamed with Duck Commander, the company owned by “Duck Dynasty’s” Robertson clan, to release nine different shotguns, as well as two semiautomatic rifles and a semiautomatic pistol. Mossberg has begun shipping some of the shotguns to distributors, according to spokeswoman Linda Powell. She declined to name specific retailers […]

 

Vancouver, WA man on gun charge: @VP Biden owes me an apology for bad advice

Posted by: ST on November 19, 2013 at 8:27 pm » 4 Comments

The Columbian reports: Jeffrey C. Barton wants an apology from Vice President Joe Biden. The Vancouver man faces a misdemeanor charge of illegally discharging a firearm from an incident July 15 in which he says he fired a shotgun in the air to chase away three men who were allegedly breaking into his vehicles. After pleading […]

 

Dumb: Two seventh grade students in Va. Beach suspended for shooting airsoft guns UPDATE: Expelled!

Posted by: ST on September 24, 2013 at 10:38 am » 12 Comments

WAVY reports on another instance of a “zero tolerance policy” in schools going way too far: VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – A suspended seventh grade Virginia Beach student will find out soon if he is expelled for the rest of the year for shooting an airsoft gun. Like thousands of others in Hampton Roads, Khalid […]

 

Illinois Supreme Court overturns state ban on carrying firearms

Posted by: Phineas on September 14, 2013 at 1:09 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Here’s a surprising victory for constitutional rights in one of the most gun-restrictive states in the nation: In an unusually forceful and straightforward opinion in the case of People v. Aguilar, the Supreme Court of Illinois unanimously held that the state’s “comprehensive ban” on the “use of an operable firearm for self-defense outside the […]

 

Colorado gun rights advocates score big win in #COrecall election

Posted by: ST on September 11, 2013 at 11:22 am » 3 Comments

Via Political Wire: “An epic national debate over gun rights in Colorado on Tuesday saw two Democratic state senators ousted for their support for stricter laws, a ‘ready, aim, fired’ message intended to stop other politicians for pushing for firearms restrictions,” the Denver Post reports. [...] Joshua Spivak: “There’s no question that Gun Rights groups scored a […]

 

Connecticut firearms maker set to formally announce move to South Carolina

Posted by: ST on June 19, 2013 at 6:33 pm » 9 Comments

Via the Sun News of Myrtle Beach: CONWAY — Connecticut firearms manufacturer PTR Industries will announce Monday that it has decided to move its operation to Horry County. The formal announcement is to be made at a 2:30 p.m. ribbon cutting ceremony at an industrial building in the Cool Springs Business Park. [...] The company was […]

 

VP Biden to clergy: Please urge your flock to support gun control

Posted by: ST on May 7, 2013 at 11:53 am » 5 Comments

The Associated Press reports on the latest in a round of aggressive tactics taken by the White House to try and drum up support for their gun control legislation: WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden wants pastors, rabbis and nuns to tell their flocks that enacting gun control is the moral thing to do. But another vote may […]

 

Manchin-Toomey falls short, 4 Dems vote with GOP, Obama throws a tantrum

Posted by: ST on April 17, 2013 at 6:19 pm » 8 Comments

Pretty much all you need to know about the defeat of the much-discussed “compromise” amendment from Senators Manchin and Toomey.  Here’s a full list of “defectors” from both sides: Republicans who defected and voted “yes”: Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk Maine Sen. Susan Collins Arizona Sen. John McCain Democrats who defected and […]