Category Archives: Gun Rights

December 9, 2016

President Obama: Blame Second Amendment, Not Radical Islamic Terror

During a December 6 speech on national security and the fight against terrorism, President Obama refused to criticize radical Islamic terror but had no problem suggesting that the availability of firearms in America is problematic.

At one point during the speech, Obama actually warned Americans not criticize Islam for the attacks that Muslims have carried out on our soil–most recently the Ohio State University attack, but also the attacks on the Minnesota mall, Orlando Pulse, San Bernardino County building, Chattanooga military offices, and Fort Hood (2009), to name a few.

Obama said:

We are fighting terrorists who claim to fight on behalf of Islam. But they do not speak for over a billion Muslims around the world, and they do not speak for American Muslims, including many who wear the uniform of the United States of America’s military.

If we stigmatize good, patriotic Muslims, that just feeds the terrorists’ narrative. It fuels the same false grievances that they use to motivate people to kill. If we act like this is a war between the United States and Islam, we’re not just going to lose more Americans to terrorist attacks, but we’ll also lose sight of the very principles we claim to defend.

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December 4, 2016

DC Won’t Allow Concealed Carry, But Takes It Easy On Armed, Violent Criminals

“I knew they were going to let me off easy,” Tavon Pinkney, an 18-year old convicted of homicide in 2015, told The Washington Post regarding his previous sentencing under the youth law. “Nothing changed … They just gave me the Youth Act and let me go right back out there. They ain’t really care.”

A law meant to give lenient sentences to juvenile offenders is putting violent criminals back on the streets of Washington, D.C., at an alarming rate.

The problems stem from the city’s Youth Rehabilitation Act, legislation implemented in the 1980s to provide leniency to criminal offenders under the age of 22, even violent ones, with murder convictions being the only exception. It allows judges to disregard mandatory minimums meant to dissuade criminals, often to disastrous effects. The homicide rate spiked by 54 percent in the District in 2015, and 22 of the murderers were previously sentenced for crimes under the Youth Rehabilitation Act, according to an investigation by The Washington Post.

A man released on probation in 2015 under the law was involved in the July shooting death of Deeniquia Dodds, a transgender man. Just over 120 people previously sentenced under the Youth Rehabilitation Act have subsequently been convicted of murder since 2010.

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November 4, 2016

Charlie Daniels: First They Disarm You, Then They Control You (Video)

In an exclusive interview given to AR-15 manufacturer Daniel Defense, country music legend Charlie Daniels reminds Americans that disarmament is key to the slide toward totalitarian government.

In other words: first they disarm you, then they control you, Daniels expressed.

The interview opens with Daniels saying:

Some people are willing to lose some freedoms just to maintain their way of life. I’m not. I don’t want to lose my freedoms. I don’t want my freedoms taken away from me. But some people are that way and they are becoming more and more every day.

“Unfortunately I feel the ebb of patriotism again. I can’t believe that we have set back in this country and let things deteriorate to the point that they are,” he added. “And I cannot believe how very unaware about 40 percent of the population of this country are about what is happening.”

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November 1, 2016

Calling all gun owners to vote! by Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris warns, ‘Our Second Amendment rights are on the line’

Our Second Amendment rights have never been in more jeopardy than they are through this Nov. 8 election.

In June, President Obama enacted 10 more executive orders restricting gun purchase and use.

Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action, was absolutely right when he explained that Obama “doesn’t have a basic level of respect or understanding of the Second Amendment and law abiding gun owners in this country.”

Obama’s ignorance and disrespect were clearly seen as far back as his presidential campaign in 2008, when he quipped: “You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. … And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion … as a way to explain their frustrations.”

Tragically, at the same time that Obama’s administration has increased gun regulations and restrictions, crime – and violent crime in particular – has continued to escalate, particularly over these last two years.

The FBI reported in January 2016 that there are “significant increases in violent crime categories. Homicide was up 6.2 percent across the country, while rape was up 9.6 percent,” as the Washington Post reported.

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October 25, 2016

Wikileaks: Hillary Clinton Had Gun Control Supporters Planted In Town Hall Audience

One of the emails contained in the Wikileaks’ Podesta email release shows that Hillary Clinton had gun control supporters planted in a town hall audience in Manchester, New Hampshire.

The town hall occurred on October 5, 2015; just four days after a man opened fire on Umpqua Community College campus in Oregon.

In the email thread, dated October 4, 2015, a “speech draft” was passed around “on behalf of Megan Rooney.” The email contained “talking points” for Clinton to use to discuss guns in Manchester.

The first part of the email reminded other campaign staffers that the town hall had no specific focus, although gun control would be highlighted:

Here are short TPs about guns for the NH community college town hall >>> tomorrow. This is not a town hall exclusively about gun violence — it’s just a >>> regular town hall.

The email then turned, reminding everyone that there would be gun control plants at the town hall; that those plants would be from various gun control groups:

But the person who will introduce [Clinton] will tell a story >>> about gun violence in her life, and there will be people in the audience >>> from gun violence orgs.

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Telegraph: U.S. Top Country for Gun Ownership, Not Even in Top 10 for Firearm Deaths

On October 22 The Telegraph published a map showing the U.S. leads the world in private firearm ownership but does not even crack the Top 10 when it comes to firearm-related deaths.

According to the Telegraph, the countries with highest per-capita gun ownership are:

1 USA – 112.6 guns per 100 residents
2 Serbia – 75.6
3 Yemen – 54.8
4 Switzerland – 45.7
5 Cyprus – 36.4
6 Saudi Arabia – 35
7 Iraq – 34.2
8 Uruguay – 31.8
9 Sweden – 31.6
10 Norway – 31.3

Note–the Telegraph presents gun ownership as so expansive in the U.S. that guns actually outnumber people. Yet the U.S. does not appear on the list of the Top 10 countries for firearm-related deaths. Those countries are:

1 Honduras – 67.18 per 100,000 residents per year
2 Venezuela – 59.13
3 Swaziland – 37.16
4 Guatemala – 34.1
5 Jamaica – 30.72
6 El Salvador – 26.77
7 Colombia – 25.94
8 Brazil – 21.2
9 Panama – 15.11
10 Uruguay – 11.52

The map and the accompanying Telegraph article were drawn from the Small Arms Survey and the 2012 Congressional Research Serrvice Report. As Breitbart News previously reported, the CRS report shows privately owned firearms jumped from 192 million in the U.S. in 1994 to 310 million in 2009. At the same time, the “firearm-related murder and non-negligent homicide” rate–which was 6.6 per 100,000 Americans in 1993–fell to 3.6 per 100,000 by 2000. Gun sales continued to surge and the “firearm-related murder and non-negligent homicide” rate fell to 3.2 in 2011.

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September 14, 2016

Katie Couric Faces $12 Million Defamation Lawsuit For ‘Misleading’ Edits In Gun Control Film (Video)

Virginians Citizens Defense League (VCDL) has filed a $12 million defamation lawsuit against Katie Couric and director Stephanie Soechtig for their role in the “misleading” edits that made VCDL members appear stumped by Couric’s gun control questions in her documentary Under the Gun.

Breitbart News previously reported that an eight-second pause was inserted in the film between the end of Couric’s question about gun control and the responses offered by VCDL members. The pause made the VCDL members look like Couric had baffled them with her gun control insight. In truth, the VCDL members had answered Couric immediately.

Raw audio obtained by the Washington Free Beacon proved the immediacy of the VCDL’s answers, but once the edits were made, the film portrayed the members as speechless:

Couric later apologized for the “misleading” edits.

CBS 6 now reports that the VCDL has filed a defamation suit. VCDL president Philip Van Cleave said:

“We were horrified to see how Couric and her team manipulated us and the video footage to make us look like fools who didn’t stand up for the Second Amendment. We want to set the record straight and hold them accountable for what they’ve done. You shouldn’t intentionally misrepresent someone’s views just because you disagree with them.”

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August 22, 2016

Germany’s Insurgent Party Leader: Islamist Attacks Require Germans Arm Themselves In Self-Defence

The Alternative for Germany (AfD) party’s leader, Frauke Petry, has stressed that Islamist attacks and the July 22nd Munich shooting rampage stand as proof that German citizens need to be allowed to arm themselves for self-defence.

Petry said she opposes new controls on weapons in the country as proposed by officials. She has intimated that it should easier for citizens to own guns for self-defence.

According to Reuters, Petry said, “Many people are increasingly feeling unsafe. Every law-abiding citizen should be in a position to defend themselves, their family and their friends. We all know how long it takes until the police can get to the scene, especially in sparsely populated places.”

Of course seconds count, even in densely populated areas where police response time is short. Breitbart News highlighted this following the July 22 Munich attack, when an eye witness who spotted the attacker said, “If I had a gun I would have shot him.”

Germany has some of the strictest gun control laws in Europe, including universal background checks and bans on entire categories of firearms.

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August 20, 2016

CBS: Mexico Murder Rate 5X Higher than U.S. Despite Strict Gun Control

Mexico has “restrictive” gun control — including comprehensive background checks — and a homicide rate over five times higher than the rate in the U.S.

According to the University of Sydney’s Gun Policy center, Mexico has “restrictive” gun controls. And while there is “a right to private gun ownership” in Mexico, it rests on a “conditional guarantee” that can “limited by statute law.” Such law means Mexican citizens are limited to owning rifles of .30 caliber and smaller, revolvers of .38 caliber and smaller, and semiautomatics of 9mm and smaller.

There are also all-out bans on entire categories of firearms.

Gun Policy reports:

Civilians are not allowed to possess weapons of war, including automatic firearms, sub-machine guns, machine guns, .357 Magnum revolvers and those greater than .38 calibre, handguns greater than 9mm, rifles and carbines of .223, 7mm, 7.62 and .30 calibres, or shotguns with barrels shorter than 635mm or greater than 12 gauge.

Moreover, CBS News reports that the background check process for guns that are legal in Mexico includes a requirement for six pieces of documentation:

A birth certificate, a letter confirming employment, proof of a clean criminal record from the attorney general’s office in the applicant’s home state, a utility bill with current address, a copy of a government-issued ID and a federal social security number.

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August 17, 2016

Donald Trump’s 2nd Amendment Warning Was on Target

Last week Donald Trump issued a warning about the defense of the 2nd Amendment. He warned that 21st Century patriots might defend the 2nd Amendment against Queen Hillary with the same passion as 18th Century patriots defended it against King George.

For the ignorant or willfully forgetful, the patriots of 1789 who wrote the United States Constitution believed that the rights enumerated in the Constitution and Bill of Rights are rights that all citizens have as natural rights, as gifts from our Creator, not as grants from a benevolent government. Moreover, speaking of King George, the American patriots declared, “A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.”

Donald Trump was warning that when the Bill of Rights is targeted for repeal or nullification, it is likely that patriots will respond with something more direct than a letter to the editor. Undisguised subversion of fundamental rights may spark armed rebellion.

In response to Trump’s warning, the public was treated not to an educated debate about the 2nd Amendment but to a media attack on the messenger who sounded the warning. Imagine if the newspapers of Massacusetts in 1775, instead of heeding Paul Revere’s warning — “the British are coming!” — had set out to defame and discredit him.

The media establishment is now in open, all-out support of a candidate whose loudest supporters openly call for the repeal of the 2nd Amendment. As President, Hillary Clinton would have both the power and the expressed intent to effectively nullify the 2nd Amendment by appointing Supreme Court judges who can “reinterpret” it out of existence. You want to own a firearm? Okay — go join a state regulated militia.

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