• See a shrink, lose your gun: New ‘rules’ would suspend 2nd Amendment even for ‘outpatient’ treatment

    In an end-of-week “information dump” often resorted to by political leaders to publicly release information they would like overlooked, President Obama formally has launched his much-feared expansion of the use of mental health diagnoses to crack down on gun ownership.

    The Obama Department of Homeland Security already is on record casting aspersions on the mental ability of returning veterans, third-party candidate supporters and people with pro-life bumper stickers – calling them potential “right-wing extremists.” It was also caught, through the IRS, targeting conservative organizations that might be critical of Obama.

    So critics of the administration long have warned the move would come. On Friday, it did.

    Obama announced that his Department of Justice is proposing a rule change that would “clarify” that being committed to a mental institution – a key red flag under gun ownership rules – would include receiving nebulous “outpatient” services from a professional, such as a psychiatrist.

    The president said his Health and Human Services agency is issuing a rule to pierce the privacy protections of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act so there would be “express permission” for “entities” to hand over to the federal government certain medical records – that is, “information necessary to help keep guns out of potentially dangerous hands.”

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  • NY Sheriffs, CuHomo Admit 7-bullet limit not enforceable

    The state Sheriffs’ Association has advised its members to not enforce a law limiting a firearm magazine to seven bullets after a federal judge ruled it unconstitutional last week.

    The judge in Buffalo ruled last Tuesday that most of New York’s gun control law adopted a year ago is constitutional, rejecting most of the arguments made by gun-rights groups in their lawsuit against the state. The judge, however, said the state’s seven-bullet limit in a magazine is “arbitrary” and shot it down.

    Peter Kehoe, executive director of the association, said the group issued an opinion to New York sheriffs last week urging them to adhere to U.S. District Court Judge William Skretny’s decision. Before the gun-control law was passed, New York had a 10-bullet limit for a magazine.

    Some district attorneys in New York, including Monroe County’s Sandra Doorley and William Fitzpatrick of Onondaga County, had questioned whether the ruling was applicable to state courts or if it was binding outside of the state’s western district.

    But Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Kehoe indicated that the ruling is the law, unless it is overturned. The state is appealing the decision.

    Kehoe said the association recommended enforcing the 10-round-capacity limit, not seven.

    “Our best analysis of it is it probably applies statewide,” Kehoe said Monday. “There’s been a court of competent jurisdiction that said parts of it are unconstitutional. If (sheriffs) aggressively enforce something that they’ve had notice is unconstitutional, then we think they expose themselves to liability.”

    The magazine restriction was one of several major planks of New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, a series of gun-control measures passed by the state Legislature and signed by Cuomo in January 2013.

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  • New York SAFE Act Repeal: We Are In Good Shape!

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    The NY SAFE Act, a broken umbrella of enhanced state gun control laws hastily passed in the emotional wake of the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shootings, will be a year old on Jan. 15.

    Don’t look for much of a celebration.

    It remains as controversial as when it was smuggled through the Legislature on the first day of the session by its eager champion, Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Upstate, it was instantly reviled as a crude, condescending downstate attempt to stick it to legal gun owners for political gain and nothing much else, with eventually 52 of the 62 counties passing resolutions against it. An unprecedented rejection.

    Still, most of the inevitable legal challenges were thrown out. The one serious constitutional challenge brought by the New York State Pistol & Rifle Association and a number of the other gun rights groups and individuals, with the backing of the National Rifle Association, got its first decision from a federal district judge in Buffalo last week. Media accounts of the decision call it a victory for Cuomo and gun control advocates because it seemingly affirmed most of the NY SAFE Act as constitutionally sound. But a close reading of Judge William M. Skretny‘s decision shows that he came closer to halving the baby, that it’s far more complicated than one side winning or losing.

    In fact, I would say the gun rights folks came out of this far better than they expected, and are in a pretty good place as they now ascend the federal court system with in all likelihood a pretty conservative U.S. Supreme Court as the last stop.

    Judge Skretny threw out Cuomo’s senseless seven-round limit in a 10-round clip rule, a big issue for handgun owners, as arbitrary. But just as important was his reasoning and logic. A legal gun-owning homeowner defending himself from an illegally armed invader, a situation in which the individual right to bear arms is at its zenith, should not be at a numerical disadvantage if shots are exchanged with someone who will have no regard for legal round limits. That is an argument that can be extrapolated well beyond handguns, and no doubt will be.

    I can see my friends cringe at this, but it’s time for New Yorkers to realize what the constitutional issue boils down to is the right to protect oneself with a gun. In limited circumstances, that could mean shooting back at people. It may seem idiotic, distasteful, alarming. The argument is not with me; it’s with the courts and our Founding Fathers, not in that order. Further, stated the judge in his decision, handguns are the predominant weapon for home defense. So while handguns are responsible for more than 90 percent of the violent gun crimes in this country, creating more barriers to access to handguns and ammunition for legal gun owners again creates an unlevel playing field and could push the constitutional rights button. It’s a delicate balance between public safety concerns and individual gun rights.

    On the question of the various bans and heightened security in the SAFE Act of so-called assault weapons, the judge comes down on the side of public safety, citing the state’s statistical evidence of the frequent presence of these weapons at civil events of mass destruction like Newtown. But even here, he leaves many doors open for the gun advocacy groups. He labels them ”legal weapons in common use,” that millions are legally used without incident and that includes banned high-capacity magazines. The judge does not buy the argument that assault-style weapons are inherently toxic.

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  • Florida Man Shoots Armed Intruders With AK-47, Kills 1 – The Other 2 Flee in TERROR!

    Two home invasion suspects are on the run and a third was fatally shot by a South Florida resident who fought back against the armed intruders with an AK-47 Thursday night, police said.

    The incident happened at a home on the 6100 block of Southwest 48th Street, Davie Police spokesman Capt. Dale Engle said.

    Three armed men entered the apartment and pistol-whipped the resident inside, police said. He then confronted the suspects.

    “The resident of the apartment had possession of an AK-47 and after he received this beating he was able to get possession or control of that, and started shooting at these suspects as they were fleeing,” Engle said.

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  • New York Cops, Firefighters in Massive 9/11 Fraud, Indictment Says

    PHOTO: Evidence in the 9/11 disability fraud case released by the Manhattan District attorney.

    More than 100 retired New York City cops, firefighters and correction officers were charged today with falsely claiming to be suffering from depression and anxiety as a result of the 9/11 terror attacks, New York prosecutors said today.

    The alleged scam won awards up to $500,000 for the uniformed personnel and cost taxpayers millions of dollars, according to the indictment.

    Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said the suspects “cynically manufactured claims of mental illness as a result of Sept 11th… dishonoring the first responders.”

    Police Commissioner William Bratton said, “The retired members of the NYP indicted in this case have disgraced all first responders who perished during the search and rescue efforts on Sept. 11, 2001.”

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  • Major De Blasio Campaign Donor May be Tied to Ban on Horse Drawn Carriages in NYC

    When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced recently that he’d make banning the city’s horse-drawn carriages his first priority, a lot of people were left asking, “Really?”

    Indeed, for all the problems de Blasio claims the city has, it would seem like horse-drawn carriages would register low on his list of priorities. But he’s pursuing the ban.

    And there may be a reason why: A major de Blasio campaign donor and real-estate executive may be tied up in the drive to banish the iconic carriages, according to The American Spectator.

    “It’s got everything a scandal could ever want,” Eva Hughes, vice-president of the Horse and Carriage Association of New York City, said in the report.

    Hughes, who has spent years driving horse-drawn carriages around New York City, said the fight against de Blasio and his allies has taken on “David and Goliath” proportions.

    The carriage drivers claim Steve Nislick, chief executive officer Edison Properties, is a driving force behind the ban.

    Edison Properties “employs legions of lobbyists to influence city decisions on real estate and zoning in its favor,” journalist Michael Gross reported in a 2009 article, adding that two of the company’s businesses “have multiple locations in the same Far West Midtown neighborhood as the stables where the Central Park horses are housed.”

    That property is worth a lot of cash.

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  • NYCG Radio Episode #49 – 1/6/14 “New York State Stupidity”

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    IN THIS EPISODE: New York’s Fact-Free Gun Ruling, De Blasio is All Ready to Make Bloomberg Look Great, Bloomberg Didn’t Just Put Money into New York, He Also Took it Out, NYPD make arrest in hateful ‘knockout’ spree, Half a Dozen Scandals for New York Democrats, Rush Limbaugh to the rescue for Irish horse and carriage drivers in Central Park, UPSTATE NY STRUGGLES AS MORE LEAVE THAN MOVE IN, New Study Demolishes Almost Every Gun Control Myth, Adam Lanza’s Computer Contained Files on Mass Shootings, Pedophilia Advocacy, Mugger shot dead after bullet bounces off victim’s face, MSNBC ASSOCIATES DUCK DYNASTY GUN LINE WITH MASS SHOOTINGS, 90 Year Old Fights Off Robber With Gun, UTAH GUN MAKER TURNS DOWN $15M DEAL WITH PAKISTAN, Thank a Liberal for America’s Gun Ownership, CHICAGO HOMICIDES DOWN AS CRIMINAL FEARS OF ARMED CITIZENS RISE, SAYS SAF, Colo. Democrats blamed for $80M hit to economy by pushing out gun firm Magpul, Obama Announces Executive Orders to Limit Gun Ownership – US Veterans Hardest Hit, Teens in Muslim burkas try to rob Delco gun shop, Liberals find comfort level in ‘NPR of gun clubs’, As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity.
    WARNING! This Content Contains AWESOME VULGARITY


  • Libtard Scum at MSNBC Associate New Duck Dynasty Gun Line With Mass Shootings

    When MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts announced the new line of Duck Commander guns on January 3rd, he was joined by Len Everett of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Everett claimed Phil Robertson, of Duck Dynasty fame, made his controversial comments to sell guns to conservative, middle-aged, white males and criticized the Robertson family for selling the kinds of guns used in mass shootings.

    Roberts used leading questions to guide Everett in making these points throughout the segment.

    For example, Roberts introduced Everett by pointing out that the new line of guns includes a “semi-automatic pistol” and “two semi-automatic rifles.” Moreover, “the pistol and one of the rifles have military style designs with large capacity magazines holding at least 25 rounds.”

    This allowed Everett to respond in disbelief that Mossberg firearms would partner with a family like the Robertsons to make guns, especially guns with “high capacity” magazines.

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  • Thank a Liberal for America’s Gun Ownership (Obama – the ULTIMATE Gun Salesman)

    Let’s face it. Gun control is good business. Not only for the Bloomberg sycophants who prey off of the fearful (unarmed) masses, but for dealers, manufacturers, and purveyors of firearm accessories. And while Sturm Ruger & Co.’s stock price has shot up (see… guns are an investment, not an “obsession”) America has actually become safer. So, as it turns out, increased gun ownership is both an economic and security boost to the average American. (By the way: This article is dedicated to Samuel Colt.)

    A mere nine years ago – before the age of ObamaBloombergHickenlooper Inc. – there were nearly 9 million background checks performed for firearm purchases. Just the threat of Obama becoming President ballooned that number to 12.7 million by 2008. And by December there were over 19 million background checks conducted in 2013. (That number is bound to go up as last minute .45 caliber Christmas presents are calculated by our friendly folks at the FBI.)

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  • Utah gun maker turns down $15M deal with Pakistan

    A Utah-based gun manufacturer has turned down a $15 million deal to supply Pakistan with precision rifles, citing concerns they could eventually be used against U.S. troops.

    Mike Davis, sales manager at Desert Tech, said the company was on a short list for a contract with Pakistan, but spurned the opportunity because of unrest in Pakistan and ethical concerns.

    It was a difficult decision because of the amount of money involved, he said, and the sale of rifles to Pakistan would have been legal.

    “We don’t know that those guns would’ve went somewhere bad, but with the unrest we just ended up not feeling right about it,” Davis told KTVX-TV.

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  • Burglar shot during attempted robbery in Virginia

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    A Roanoke Rapids man with a history of violence recently released from prison has been shot while robbing a local business and is in critical condition.

    Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp said deputies responded to a business in the Roanoke Rapids area around 11:40 p.m. Friday in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, Tripp said, deputies found Cul Priest Jones, 40, lying in the parking lot suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

    Tripp said the business owner, who also resides at the business, was awakened during the night and when he went to investigate, found the suspect behind the cash register with a handgun. The business owner, Tripp said, was assaulted during the encounter and fired “several” shots at the suspect with a handgun.

    Investigation revealed the suspect had attempted to pry open two safes as well as the register.

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  • Attempted robber flees from 90-year-old laundromat owner with a gun!

    DAYTON — A gun-toting 90-year-old man scared a robber out of his business.

    A man came into R&J Laundromat on Monday afternoon and demanded money from the owner, George Hicks, 90. Hicks grabbed his gun and chased the robber out the door and then called 911.

    Here is an excerpt of that call:
    911 Dispatcher: “Did he take any money?”
    Victim: “No. No. When he shoved me, I jumped up and went for my gun and when I went for my gun I said I’ll blow your (expletive) brains out and he was gone.”

    “I want to shake the man’s hand,” Tom Mauro said. Mauro owns the Third Base Drive Thru.

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  • New Study Demolishes Almost Every Gun Control Myth

    A study published in the latest issue of the academic journal Applied Economics Letters took on many of the claims made regularly by advocates of stricter gun laws. The study determined that nearly every claim made in support of stronger restrictions on gun ownership is not supported by an exhaustive analysis of crime statistics.

    The study, “An examination of the effects of concealed weapons laws and assault weapons bans on state-level murder rates,” conducted by Quinnipiac University economist Mark Gius, examined nearly 30 years of statistics and concluded that stricter gun laws do not result in a reduction in gun violence. In fact, Gius found the opposite – that a proliferation of concealed carry permits can actually reduce incidents of gun crime.

    “Using data for the period 1980 to 2009 and controlling for state and year fixed effects, the results of the present study suggest that states with restrictions on the carrying of concealed weapons had higher gun-related murder rates than other states,” the study’s abstract reads. “It was also found that assault weapons bans did not significantly affect murder rates at the state level.”

    “These results suggest that restrictive concealed weapons laws may cause an increase in gun-related murders at the state level,” the abstract concludes.

    Gius notes that his findings are consistent with those of John R. Lott and David B. Mustard, two researchers who authored a controversial 1997 study which found that right-to-carry concealed gun provisions both “deters violent crimes and it appears to produce no increase in accidental deaths.”

    [h/t Truth Revolt]
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  • CHICAGO HOMICIDES DOWN AS CRIMINAL FEARS OF ARMED CITIZENS RISE, SAYS SAF

    Last year saw the City of Chicago reportedly post the fewest homicides since 1965, and the Second Amendment Foundation says one plausible explanation for at least part of the decline is because criminals can no longer be certain that their intended victim is not legally armed.

    Since SAF’s landmark Supreme Court victory in the 2010 McDonald v. City of Chicago case that nullified the 30-year-old handgun ban in the city, increasing numbers of law-abiding citizens have obtained firearms for personal protection, noted SAF Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb.

    “For three decades,” he said, “street thugs essentially enjoyed a risk-free environment in the Windy City. That changed, thanks to a series of court victories stemming from SAF’s win in the McDonald case. That forced the city to enter the 21st Century and rejoin the United States where the right to keep and bear arms is protected by the Second Amendment.

    “Surveys have repeatedly revealed that predatory criminals fear armed citizens,” he added. “Just the thought that an intended victim might be armed, and willing to fight back, tends to discourage some of these outlaws.”

    ABC News reported that the city saw a 16-percent reduction in crime overall last year. There were 415 homicides, which was 88 fewer slayings than the city logged in 2012.

    “Improved police work is certainly a factor, and no doubt a number of slayings involved people with criminal backgrounds, themselves, who are no longer victimizing the community,” Gottlieb observed. “However, it cannot be discounted that with the restoration of gun rights in the city, there is a deterrent factor that did not exist for many years under the virtual ban on private handgun ownership within the city limits.

    “One thing about criminal predators is that they don’t want to risk getting shot by an intended victim,” he concluded. “Now, with legal concealed carry coming to Illinois thanks to SAF’s victory in Moore v. Madigan, this sends an even stronger message to criminals that it may be time to change their lifestyle.”