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Gun Control Group Continues Attempt To Bully Kroger Into Stripping Shoppers Of A Human Right

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Published on: October 24, 2014

Angry bully Shannon Watts doesn't want women to defend themselves with firearms, or for children to know how to shoot.

Forbes reporter Clare O’Connor says that gun prohibitionist Shannon Watts and a small number of her followers from the citizen control group Moms Demand Action will attempt to bully Kroger shareholders at the company’s annual meeting in Cincinnati next Wednesday.

Members of local affiliates of the Michael Bloomberg-backed gun control groups Everytown and Moms Demand Action will be waiting near the supermarket chain’s Cincinnati headquarters on October 29th to confront investors and executives.

Kroger currently allows shoppers to openly carry guns in stores in states where the practice is legal. Everytown and Moms Demand Action activists aim to convince the retailer to change this policy, in line with other large chains like Starbucks SBUX +0.35% and Target TGT +1.14%.

Joining the gun safety groups will be a survivor of the 2011 Tucson massacre outside a Safeway SWY +0.15% supermarket, when eighteen people, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, were shot. Six were killed. (Giffords has since retired from politics and devoted her career to gun control advocacy; she and husband Mark Kelly launched the nonprofit Americans for Responsible Solutions.)

Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts will be on the scene in Cincinnati and hopes to compel Kroger executives to meet with her in person. The group, in partnership with billionaire Bloomberg’s $50 million Everytown project, has been petitioning the country’s largest supermarket chain for more than two months.

I fully expect that Moms Demand will “confront” Kroger with the same honesty that they “confronted” the National Rifle Association at that group’s annual meeting earlier this year… where they didn’t confront the NRA at all.

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Good Guy with a Gun Ended Terror Attack on Canadian Parliament

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Published on: October 23, 2014

On October 22, recent Islamic convert Michael Zehif-Bibeau shot and killed a Canadian Forces reservist, then went into Parliament Hill with rifle in hand, but the carnage that could have followed was prevented when a good guy with a gun–Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers–shot and killed the attacker.

According to the Toronto Sun, Zehif-Bibeau was “just outside the Parliamentary library” and therefore close to reaching the MPs when Vickers stopped the attack. Reuters reports that the attacker was a mere 60 feet away from the MPs when Vickers intervened.

Vickers’ role as Sergeant-at-Arms is largely ceremonial. However, he is a 29-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, according to the National Post, and his training and experience appear to have come into play exactly when they were needed.

The Sydney Morning Herald quotes Canadian Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino as saying: “[Vickers] did a great job and, from what I know, shot the gunman.”

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The U.S. vs U.K. Wimpiness Contest (Pussification of the USA)

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Published on: October 23, 2014

It’s time for an updated version of the U.S. vs U.K. government stupidity contest.

This ongoing series has featured amazing feats of inane government, including the world’s most pointless road markings, photo-ID requirements for drain cleaner purchases, and a government so incompetent that it couldn’t give money away.

Today’s contest, though, is going to focus on examples of wimpiness from both sides of the Atlantic.

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New Low: Rosie O’Donnell Uses Canadian Muslim Terror Attack to Push Gun Control

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Published on: October 23, 2014

Liberal View co-host (and 9/11 truther) Rosie O’Donnell wasted no time on Thursday in taking the shooting in Canada and spinning it into a plea for gun control in America. The comedienne cited a comment from model Chrissy Teigen. On Wednesday, Teigen tweeted, “Active shooting in Canada or as we call it in America, Wednesday.” O’Donnell raved, “I thought it was brilliant.” [MP3 audio here.]

The co-host compared, “But 86 people are killed a day are killed in America with guns. And you know what, that is terrorism here.” O’Donnell has a long history of aggressively pushing gun control, going back to a 1999 attack on Tom Selleck. In 2006, she flatly declared that the Second Amendment is “not really a right.

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Gays at Gawker: It’s Cool to Punish OTHER People for Their Words, Just Not Us

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Published on: October 23, 2014

“OH MY!”

 

As I’ve noted elsewhere, the most amusing aspect of the whole #GamerGate phenomenon (background here and here and here) has been the angry progressive media types confusedly looking around trying to figure out how we got to a point where they would be targeted for boycotts and the like for casual comments they have made. As Varad Mehta noted,

Varad Mehta @varadmehta

@SonnyBunch

It’s as though politicizing everything will come back and bite you in the ass. My mind’s blown, man.

Crazy, right? They don’t quite understand the world they’ve created. They think it’s the worst thing in the whole world for Internet Tough Guys to make death and rape threats* and also that it’s cool to joke about Bristol Palin actually being physically assaulted by a man. Because stoopid Rethuglicans, you know? Most amusingly, they don’t even seem to understand the contradiction. So they get really butthurt when someone else whips up an Internet rage mob against them. “Don’t you understand?” they seem to be crying. “We’re the good guys here! We only take on bad people! Those Other people. That aren’t good. Like us!”

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The “Moderate Gun Control” Group Really Exists! (And its Far Left!)

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Published on: October 23, 2014

Over the years, gun rights advocates have seen a number of attempts to push “gun control” (more accurately described as “forcible citizen disarmament”) by stealth. Advocates of more restrictive gun regulation formed new groups, ostensibly more “moderate” than the well-known “gun control” groups, such as the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (itself once called “Handgun Control, Inc., which used to publicly advocate a total handgun ban).

In the year 2000, dot-com billionaire Andrew McKelvey founded the “Americans for Gun Safety Foundation,” which describes itself this way:

Americans for Gun Safety (AGS) is a centrist, non-partisan, national education and advocacy group dedicated to the advancement of gun safety. AGS recognizes and supports the rights of law-abiding Americans to own and use guns. We also believe that with all rights come responsibilities and we urge shared responsibility for the safe use, storage and distribution of guns by all parties – manufacturers, dealers, owners, law enforcement, and members of society in general. AGS is beginning a new national dialogue, shifting the gun debate from one of rights versus responsibilities to one of rights and responsibilities.

By now, AGS has been “folded” into the “Third Way” movement, which purports to hope to end the “right wing” vs. “left wing” gridlock–mostly by ceding as much as possible to the left, and calling it a “compromise.”

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SAF Sues Illinois Over Restrictive CCW Residency Requirements

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Published on: October 23, 2014

The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Illinois, challenging that state’s concealed carry statute that restricts otherwise qualified non-residents the rights and privileges of carrying concealed firearms based solely on their state of residence.

Joining SAF in this legal action are the Illinois State Rifle Association, Illinois Carry, Inc., and ten individual plaintiffs, all residing in other states and who are licensed to carry in those states. Under the restrictive Illinois statute, only residents from states with “substantially similar” requirements to obtain a carry license are allowed to apply for non-resident licenses.

Only four states currently qualify under that provision. They are Hawaii, New Mexico, South Carolina and Virginia. None of the individual plaintiffs reside in those states.

According to SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb, this situation is not simply unfair, it is untenable and we believe unconstitutional.

“Our plaintiffs have qualified for carry permits or licenses in their own states,” Gottlieb said, “which means they have gone through background checks and other requirements that show they are responsible, law-abiding citizens. Yet, because of the current Illinois statute, their self-defense rights are suspended immediately after they cross the Illinois state line.”

Named as defendants in the lawsuit are Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Illinois State Police Director Hiram Grau and Jessica Trame, bureau chief of the State Police Firearms Service Bureau. Plaintiffs are represented by attorney David Sigale of Glen Ellyn, Ill.

“This lawsuit,” said Sigale, “is brought because it is unfair that otherwise qualified people from states outside Illinois, who work and travel in Illinois are barred from obtaining means to defend themselves in public solely based on their state of residence. We expect to correct that.”

“We’re asking the federal court for a declaratory judgment on equal protection and due process constitutional grounds,” Gottlieb stated. “It makes no sense at all for Illinois to enforce such a narrowly-defined law that seems to recognize the rights of some non-residents, while dismissing the rights of most other non-residents. We can’t allow that kind of discriminatory situation to stand.”

A Gun Ownership Primer: The Philosophy Of Gun Ownership

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Published on: October 22, 2014

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TIMES HAVE CHANGED, and not for the better. Wide-open borders admit terrorists, but even when jihadists are captured, the Secretary of Homeland Security denies it, and then denies they’re jihadists. What is apparently a justified shooting of a robber by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer sparks massive rioting, reminding Americans of how fragile race relations have become. On top of this, the very real threat of governmental tyranny, compounded by the serial lying of the President and virtually everyone in his administration is a stark reminder that we are, in every way that matters, on our own.

Barack Obama wants several legacies, but the legacy he absolutely does not want, yet the legacy that will, ironically, stay with him, is the title of best firearm salesman in history. The age of Obama has seen an unprecedented increase in the sales of firearms and ammunition by Americans not previously noted as likely gun owners.

When Americans can no longer trust their government, they realize they have to trust themselves. Fast and Furious, Benghzi, Obamacare, the IRS, the EPA, the CDC, all scandals, all covered in lies, but only a few of the scandals that pop up around President Obama like dandelions in a neglected lawn.

Even progressives have begun to understand that the government doesn’t actually want to provide for all their needs, and that even if it did, it couldn’t. They have begun to understand that this extends to protecting their lives, and they too have begun buying guns—even though only a short time ago they demonized them and their owners—for the first time in their lives.

With this in mind, I’ve produced a series of articles that will be posted over the upcoming weeks and months. These articles are a sort of primer, a set of basic questions and answers about the philosophy, practical issues and effects, the law, and the reality of gun ownership.

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GoDaddy Founder Bob Parsons Speaks Out Against Gun Control in Recent Interview

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Published on: October 22, 2014

GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons rarely shies away from controversy–even when wading into the contentious debate over gun violence in this country.

Parsons, a gun owner and member of the National Rifle Association, says that firearms aren’t to blame for mass shootings. That’s a hotly-debated and emotional topic, especially after a gunman killed 20 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.

Since then, some states have tightened gun laws, while more have loosened them. Meanwhile, businesses from Starbucks to Target have asked customers not to bring weapons into their stores. More than 32,300 people died as a result of gun violence in 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Parsons, who once famously filmed his shooting of an elephant during a vacation in Zimbabwe, called recent school shootings “terrible,” but says the weapons aren’t to blame for those deaths.

“Until we have a mechanism or a way that we can track people that have mental problems and are a real danger to society, you’re going to continue to have this stuff–whether they use guns, whether they use knives, fire, whatever they use,” he said during a video interview at the Inc. 5000 conference in Phoenix last week.

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Dana Loesch: Women Have Always Had the Right to Be Armed

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Published on: October 22, 2014

On Tuesday, Dana Loesch appeared on Fox and Friends to promote her new book, “Hands Off My Gun” as well as to talk topics of the day. During the interview, Dana talked about gun rights, and specifically the New York SAFE Act and the danger of giving bureaucrats the power and authority to simply declare a person unfit to exercise their Second Amendment rights.

“This all part of the New York SAFE Act, which kind of terrifies me. because that New York SAFE Act is a Pandora’s Box of government regulation, and I get into that a little bit in my book ‘Hands Off My Gun’. This law, these people, 34,000 people have not been mentally, they’ve not been adjudicated to be mentally unfit. These are a lot of people who have never seen their day in court, they never get to face their accusers. There is a process by which someone can be deprived of their second amendment right, and when you can be anonymously accused by a health professional or a health worker of being mentally unfit, and put on this list, that’s a little unfair. And there are even medical professionals here in New York who say there are too many people on this list.”

In asking Dana for her perspective, host Steve Doocy asked about a “slippery slope.” An article at The Right Scoop a few months ago pondered the same thing.

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NYCG Radio Episode #90 – 10/21/14 “The Victim Cult”

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Published on: October 22, 2014

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The central weapon of the leftist is the Cult of the victim. It is this idea that has eradicated most of our rights over the last 50 years.
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NEW UK GUN POLICY SHOULD BE A WARNING TO AMERICAN GUN OWNERS, SAYS CCRKBA

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Published on: October 21, 2014

A new policy announced by the British Home Office recently to allow unannounced searches of the homes of registered British gun owners should raise alarms among Americans who are threatened with increasingly restrictive gun laws pushed by wealthy anti-gunners including billionaire Michael Bloomberg, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

“This is an alarming development in Great Britain,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, “and it ought to serve as a warning to American gun owners and Constitutional activists concerned not only with their Second Amendment rights but also their Fourth Amendment rights. In Washington state, where CCRKBA is headquartered, there have already been attempts to include such language in so-called ‘assault weapons’ ban legislation.

“There are also privacy concerns about Initiative 594, the 18-page gun control measure requiring background checks on nearly all firearms transfers,” he added, “ including temporary loans and gifts to friends and in-laws. All too frequently, we’ve heard the gun prohibition lobby urge adoption of gun laws and regulations like those in the United Kingdom, and now we can see what they’re ultimately after.”

According to Fox News, prior to the new regulations, British gun owners were subject to visits by the authorities. However, these required prior notification. The new policy does not.

“British authorities argue that the new policy is necessary based on so-called ‘intelligence’ indicating a specific threat,” Gottlieb observed, “but there is considerable danger in this revision because such guidelines could be easily abused.

“We are living in an era when government, under the rather broad arguments of national and local security, is becoming ever more intrusive,” he continued. “Our delineated civil rights, at least in America, include the right to keep and bear arms, and the example now coming from Great Britain is that this right is being systematically eroded to the point that it is becoming a heavily-regulated privilege.

“Let this be a warning to tens of millions of law-abiding American gun owners,” Gottlieb concluded. “What’s happening now in the United Kingdom will be touted as the next ‘common sense’ step for gun control in the United States. Just because someone exercises their right to keep and bear arms should not be an excuse to nullify their right to privacy.”

Sincerely yours,

Alan M. Gottlieb
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CAUGHT ON TAPE: Democrat Operative Stuffs Ballot Box in Arizona

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Published on: October 21, 2014

Dem stuffing box

An Arizona county party official said he saw a man stuffing “hundreds” of ballots into the ballot box and later told a local news outlet the entire incident was caught on surveillance video.

“A person wearing a Citizens for a Better Arizona T-shirt dropped a large box of hundreds of early ballots on the table and started stuffing the ballot box as I watched in amazement,” said A.J. LaFaro, chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party.

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thumbNRA Life of Duty Defending Our America | Ep. 15: Windy City Nightmare (Video)

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Published on: October 21, 2014

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Chicago certainly doesn’t have a shortage of gun regulations and restrictions, yet gun violence persists at an alarming rate. The guys weigh in on America’s most dangerous city

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If You Want to Keep Your Guns in New York, Avoid Mental Health Professionals

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Published on: October 21, 2014

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A few weeks ago I noted a new California law, prompted by Elliot Rodger’s murders in Isla Vista last May, that lets police officers and “immediate family members” (possibly including angry ex-girlfriends and estranged in-laws) seek court orders stripping people of their Second Amendment rights without any notice or adversarial process. New York’s SAFE Act, which was hurriedly passed by the state legislature last year in response to the Sandy Hook massacre, in some ways goes even further. As a story in yesterday’s New York Times confirms, the law effectively gives “mental health professionals” the power to disarm people, and they do not even need a judge’s approval.

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