gun control

Officials in Conn. Stunned by Massive ‘Civil Disobedience’ by Gun Owners

Jason Howerton, The Blaze

On 1/1/2014, 10,000+ defiant gun owners seemingly made the choice not to register their semi-automatic rifles with the state of Conn. as required by a hastily-passed gun control law. By possessing unregistered so-called “assault rifles,” they technically became guilty of a felony.

OH Nat'l Guard Training Envisions Right-Wing Terrorism

Jesse Hathaway, MediaTrackers.org

Documents from an Ohio National Guard training drill conducted last Jan. reveal the details of a mock disaster where Second Amendment supporters with “anti-government” opinions were portrayed as domestic terrorists.

West. Maryland Secession Movement Grows Over Taxes, Gun Control

Mary Bubala, WJZ Baltimore

Western Marylanders fed up with high taxes and gun control want to break away. Thousands in the western counties say liberal Gov. Martin O’Malley is out of touch and they want to break away from the rest of the state. Similar movements are also growing in AZ, CA, CO, and MI.

Cruz's Takedown of Hollywood Elite Behind New Anti-Gun Movie

Jason Howerton, The Blaze

Ted Cruz outlined the hypocrisy of anti-gun movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who has cashed in on countless films depicting graphic gun violence. Weinstein is making a “big movie” that'll make the NRA “wish they weren’t alive.” 

Legal Open-Carry Case Sparks Fed. Lawsuit

Jason Howerton, The Blaze

In Michigan, it is legal to openly carry a handgun. However, when a Grand Rapids cop responded to a call about a man doing exactly that, he drew his weapon and ordered the man to the ground, insinuating the man was a "nut."

Pro-Gun Lawmakers Eye Way to Nullify Fed Gun Control

Dave Urbanski, Associated Press

Having failed in an earlier effort to bar federal agents from enforcing gun regulations in Missouri, conservative lawmakers are trying a new tack this year: banding together with other like-minded states to defy certain federal laws at the same time.

Judge: Chicago Gun Ban Unconstitutional

Associated Press Staff

U.S. District Judge said that the gov't is obligated to protect the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense. However, he said the ordinances can stand while the city decides whether to appeal.

Obama’s Agenda Backfires, 2013 Gun Sales Soared

Emily Miller, Washington Times

The FBI reported that it performed an astounding 21,093,273 background checks for the year ending Dec. 31, which is 8% higher than 2012. It was also a huge year for gun sales leading up to the election.

Chamber's War on Right Is So WRONG

Quin Hillyer, National Review Online

If US Chamber strategist Scott Reed really wants "no loser candidates" and "no fools on our ticket," then he should recuse himself. It takes a truly foolish Repub. consultant to declare war on the GOP’s most energized troops; the same fool who advised R's to work for gun control and who ran the incompetent '96 Dole campaign.

EPA's Next Liberal Step: Kill the Lead Bullet

Perry Chiaramonte, Fox News

When the last bullet-producing lead smelter closes on Dec. 31, it'll mark a major victory for those who say lead-based ammunition pollutes the environment. Others warn 'green' bullets will cost more, drive up copper prices and do little to help conservation.

Sharpton Meeting Leads to Revolt Against Machine Politics

Tom Blumer, NewsBusters.org

A recent town hall meeting hosted by Al Sharpton to address gun violence exploded into a revolt against “Chicago Machine” politics, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and the aldermen in City Hall, with panel and audience members calling to vote out their elected officials. A preacher even called for “Tea Party” style meetings.

Pro-Gun Crowd Protests Scott Brown

James Hohmann, Politico

Scott Brown will have to square his left-leaning record on guns with a GOP electorate. More than 125 pro-gun conservatives to a GOP party Brown attended but they came to protest his appearance, not to hear him speak.

Why States Are Backing Gun Rights

Bruce Parker, Daily Caller

The state-led movement to preserve the 2nd Amendment is good news. Combined with the hundreds of sheriffs nationwide who are refusing to enforce gun control out of loyalty to their constitutional oaths, a pushback by states has the power to end federal overreach — and perhaps end federal gun control altogether.

Sheriffs In Lib States Ignoring Gun Laws

Melanie Batley, Newsmax

New gun control laws are unconstitutional, say many sheriffs throughout the US (even in liberal CO, NY, and CA), and they're either refusing to enforce the statutes or have signaled that enforcement will be a very low priority.

Tacky: OFA Urges Celebration of Newtown

Dan McLaughlin, Red State

Organizing For America, Obama's tax exempt org, encourages followers to hold a Newtown shooting anniversary event this month. The site states, “Despite overwhelming public support for expanding background checks for gun sales, Congress has failed to act. Join local supporters as we remember Newtown and ask Congress: What will it take to make our communities safer?”

Poll: Less Believe in Gun Control

Jacqueline Klimas, The Washington Times

The call for stricter gun control has waned since the Newtown, Conn., school shooting at the end of 2012, a Gallup poll released Friday found. The country now is split nearly evenly on whether gun control laws need to be stricter. 

IL Law to Restrict Guns in Public

Awr Hawkins, Breitbart

In a bid to fight against criminal and gang possession of guns on the street, Illinois state rep. Mike Zalewski (D-21st Dist.) is set to propose legislation that basicly labels all firearm possession outside the home illegal.

Gov Leakers to Get A Firing Squad?

Kellan Howell, Washington Times

The Justice Department finds itself on the defensive after a training manual surfaced suggesting federal agents could face a firing squad for leaking government secrets.

Beware of Fake Gun Rights Orgs

Chris Cox, Exec. Director, NRA's Institute for Legislative Action, Daily Caller

There’s nothing new about elitist gun control supporters banding together to push their agendas. But the idea of attempting to conceal the anti-gun agenda behind a pro-gun façade has already been tried, repeatedly, and has always failed.