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HYPOCRISY: Rich, Famous…And Armed

MEN and women. Democrats and Republicans. Doctors, lawyers, merchants and moguls. A remarkable, if relatively small, cross-section of New Yorkers legally own handguns, according to public records obtained by The New York Times. Among the more than 37,000 people licensed to have a handgun in the city are dozens of boldface names and public figures: prominent business leaders, elected officials, celebrities, ...

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GOVERNMENT ISSUE: New Proposal Will Force Gun Owners to Store Assault Weapons At ‘Government Authorized’ Storage Depots

The following is a press release sent by the office of state Rep. David Linsky, D-Natick. State Rep. David P. Linsky announced today that he has filed “An Act to Reduce Gun Violence and to Protect the Citizens of the Commonwealth,” comprehensive gun violence prevention legislation aimed at closing loopholes in existing state laws,  requiring mental health background checks, strengthening gun storage require ...

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DEATH & TAXES: IRS Gun Confiscation Bill Introduced In Congress H.R. 226

IRS credit to citizens who allow government to confiscate their firearms.  On January 13, 2013, H.R. 226 was introduced in the House of Representatives by Connecticut Democrat Rep. Rosa DeLauro. The bill will amend the 1986 IRS code and allow a credit if taxpayers “surrender” their guns to the government. 
 Cited as the “Support Assault Firearms Elimination and Reduction for our Streets Act,” the proposed l ...

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C’MON DOWN: Texas State Official tells New York Gun Owners To Move South

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has a message for New York gun owners: Come to Texas, and bring your guns with you. "Texas is better than New York, and New York just gave us another excuse to say that," Abbott, a Republican, said on Thursday, after ads extolling Texas appeared on several media websites. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, signed sweeping gun-control legislation earlier this week ...

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MARK OF THE BEAST: Alderman Suggests Requiring GPS Tracking Devices On ALL Guns

A South Side alderman is asking for City Council hearings on an unorthodox gun control measure that would allow for GPS tracking of firearms. WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports Ald. Willie Cochran (20th), a former police officer, has suggested that global positioning system chips be embedded in new guns, and retrofitted on existing firearms, so they could be located if they go missing. ...

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Bob Schieffer Likens Obama ‘Taking on the Gun Lobby’ to Hunt for Bin Laden, ‘Defeating the Nazis’

Bob Schieffer somehow topped Chris Matthews during CBS News's special coverage of President Obama's gun control press conference on Wednesday, as he became the worst caricature of a foaming-at-the-mouth cheerleader for the chief executive. Schieffer lauded "one of the best speeches I've ever heard him [Obama] deliver", and compared Obama's  new gun control agenda to Lyndon Johnson's push for civil rights le ...

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Parents Furious After Young Boys Suspended After Playing With Imaginary Weapon

Is it child’s play or a serious threat of gun violence? For the second time in less than a month, a Maryland child is kicked out of school for using his finger in the shape of a gun. Kai Jackson has more on the controversy. 
 No one is debating the importance of keeping children safe. The question being asked is what’s child’s play and what’s not? Controversy at a Talbot County school after two six-year-old ...

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60,000 Expected To Attend Vegas Gun Show

A weapons industry group based in the Connecticut town where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults last month is opening a Las Vegas Strip trade show Tuesday that’s expected to draw tens of thousands of manufacturers and enthusiasts. The National Shooting Sports Foundation was focusing its 35th annual SHOT Show on products and services new to what it calls a $4.1 billion industry, with a nod to a ragin ...

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This Is What I Want To Hear Obama Say About Guns

The first thing I want to hear Obama say about guns is what I’d expect from any rational person:   “Here is where gun murders are occurring in the United States. Look at this map.”   Yes, let’s start there. I mean, if we were heading up a campaign to stop gun murders and gun maiming, wouldn’t we do that?   Let’s see where all this gun violence is happening. Is it on Western ranches? Is it in ...

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SECOND AMENDMENT VICTORY: Wyoming Gun Law – Jail Terms for Feds

Wyoming has passed a bill in 2010 and is seeking to pass a stricter law against any federal agents enforcing federal gun laws Wyoming lawmakers have proposed a new bill that, if passed, would nullify any federal restrictions on guns, threatening to jail federal agents attempting to confiscate guns, ammunition magazines or ammunition. 
 The bill – HB0104 – states that “any federal law which attempts to ban a ...

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1 Million Volt Stun Guns Shipped Into UK

Stun guns up to 20 times more powerful than police Tasers are being illegally imported into Britain. The weapons, which can discharge up to one million volts, are highly prized by members of the criminal underworld. An investigation found they can be easily imported into the country via overseas mail order websites. For as little as ÂŁ60 one German security specialist sold a potentially deadly stun gun witho ...

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