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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Young Mother With Glock Threatened by Armed Robber. That Cost Him His Life

By Rick Pearcey • August 18, 2016, 08:41 AM

Here's the news story from ABC15 about a petite young mother at a gas station in Glendale, Arizona, who defended herself in the midst of an armed robbery.

According to the news report, the robber asked Carolann Miracle "for a cigarette and a lighter before he threatened to take her life."

Her response was to channel in "what her father, a Marine, taught her about protecting herself," reports Navideh Forghani of ABC15.

"He stuck a gun to my neck and told me, 'It's loaded, don't move'," Carolann told the reporter. "I think he thought, 'She's a little girl. Maybe she doesn't know how to use her weapon'."

When asked, Carolann said she weighs 85 pounds and is 4 feet, 11 inches tall.

"I dropped my soda, released my gun from my holster, cocked it, and shot him and then we ran in the opposite way."

Carolann said, "I feel sorry for him" and that "I didn't mean to kill him" but that "I had to defend my sister and me."

How might you or a family member of yours have acted in this kind of situation? Dean Weingarten at Gunwatch offers several observations that some may find helpful.

Weingarten says Carolann Miracle "did many things right" and that her Marine father "taught her well."

Hat tip: Stacy on the Right



Tuesday, December 8, 2015

GunTV: New TV Channel Will Sell Guns, Guns, and Guns -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • December 8, 2015, 08:31 AM

Matt Vespa writes:

Starting January 20, 2016, there will be an all-gun home shopping network entering America’s homes.

Liberals will surely suffer mental breakdowns, as law-abiding Americans exercise their Second Amendment rights buying guns from the comfort of their residences. And it's not just guns.

The Hill reports that ammunition and accessories will be featured for purchase, but this won’t be like shopping on QVC. . . ."

For more information, see the "Live Shopping. Fully Loaded" GunTV website.

Here's a Youtube GunTV video, published yesterday.



Monday, October 26, 2015

Guns & Gov't: Media Again Try to Trap Ben Carson

By Rick Pearcey • October 26, 2015, 05:10 PM

And fail. Again.

But Ben Carson on Meet the Press got to utter wild words like government finds it "much more difficult to dominate people who are armed."

In an insane world, common sense is crazy.



Friday, October 2, 2015

Houston Moms Taking Up Firearms Training to Protect Their Families

By Rick Pearcey • October 2, 2015, 12:24 PM

Matt Vespa writes at Townhall:

Mothers in the Houston area are concerned by the 50 break-ins that have occurred in their community. So, they’re doing what many moms would do to protect their families; they’re undergoing firearms training.

Here's a video report at KPRC-TV news.



Thursday, October 1, 2015

FBI: Gun Murders Continue to Fall

By Rick Pearcey • October 1, 2015, 09:36 AM

Stephen Gutowski reports at FreeBeacon.com:

A report published by the FBI on Monday shows that gun murders and other violent crimes continued to fall in 2014.

The FBI Crime in the United States report found 8,124 murders committed with firearms in 2014, down from 8,454 in 2013. That represents a 3.9 percent drop year over year and the lowest rate of any year included in the report.

"The gun prohibition lobby and Michael Bloomberg and friends must be choking on this huge drop in homicides,” the Free Beacon quotes Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation as saying. 

"They have been claiming that we have a 'gun violence' epidemic. What we have are a record number of new gun sales and owners over the past few years which has translated into more guns less violent crime," Gottlieb said, according to the Free Beacon.

"It is time for people like Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton to admit that guns save lives," Gottlieb said, the Free Beacon reports.



Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Texas Passes Campus Carry

By Rick Pearcey • June 17, 2015, 07:37 AM

Gabriella Morrongiello reports at Campus Reform:

Gun rights groups nationwide spent the weekend celebrating after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed a bill allowing students to carry concealed firearms on public college and university campuses throughout the state.

Abbott signed the hotly contested legislation into law at a shooting range Saturday, just months after the bill was first introduced to state legislators. In addition to campus carry, the Republican governor authorized licensed Texans to openly carry holstered handguns in designated concealed-carry locations.

"The police can’t be everywhere at once,” McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara is quoted as stating in February testimony to the Texas state legislature. "We’ve had a lot of active shooters who've come into schools," the sheriff said. "These shooters are usually cowards, and cowards love gun-free zones."

"Indiana University senior Crayle Vanest sits on the national board of Students for Concealed Carry and says the organization has seen female membership increase 'massively' over the last year," Campus Reform reports. 



Thursday, June 4, 2015

Texas Poised to Roll Back 140-Year-Old Open Carry Gun Ban

By Rick Pearcey • June 4, 2015, 09:04 AM

Melissa Jacobs reports at Fox News:

The near-certain signing into law of an open-carry gun measure will send Texas back to the days of the Wild West -- at least legislatively.

The bill, passed by the state Legislature and expected to earn Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature within the next week, would reverse a 140-year-old ban on carrying handguns in plain sight. Despite its reputation as a pro-gun state, Texas is one of just five with an outright ban on open carry.

"It’s a thumbs up for law-abiding citizens," said Rep. Debbie Riddle. Riddle, a Republican who represents part of Houston and co-sponsored the bill. "Everywhere there is a denial of Second Amendment rights, crime is through the roof. It’s a deterrent. If someone is going to rob a convenience store and there are other people inside with guns on their hips, they might think twice."

"As a gun-owning Texas mom, this is not the Texas I want for my family or community," said Sandy Chasse of the Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, according to Fox News.

On the other hand, "criminals aren’t afraid of prison, they’re afraid of getting shot,” noted C.J. Grisham, president and CEO of Open Carry Texas," Fox News reports.



Friday, May 1, 2015

2 Concealed Carriers in Houston Fight Off Armed Robbers Within Hours of Each Other

By Rick Pearcey • May 1, 2015, 08:47 AM

These crimes in Houston did not pay. Chuck Ross reports at The Daily Caller.



Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Breitbart: Gabby Giffords' Home State Abandoning Gun Control

By Rick Pearcey • February 24, 2015, 09:15 AM

"A new poll shows that Gabby Giffords’ home state of Arizona is abandoning gun control, partly because fears of imported jihadism are growing," A.W.R. Hawkins reports at Breitbart.com.

"According to the Arizona Daily Star, the poll was conducted by the Behavior Research Center (BRC), which found that a large portion of the 48 percent of Arizonans who supported more gun control in the wake of Sandy Hook have now changed their position, with only 33 percent favoring more gun control," Breitbart reports.

"Forty-eight percent of Arizonans 'think the current level of gun control is just fine.' That figure represents a 10-percent increase from the poll taken after Sandy Hook," according to Breitbart.

"BRC found that support for gun control 'dropped among all political and age groups'," Breitbart reports.



Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Kansas Minister Defends Family, Shoots Intruder in the Head

By Rick Pearcey • December 2, 2014, 08:25 AM

"A minister in Valley Center, Kan. defended himself and his family on Sunday morning by shooting a would-be intruder in the head," Chuck Ross reports at the Daily Caller.

"The suspect, Cory Landon, sustained a graze wound to the forehead and was picked up by police while walking down the road in a rural area just north of Wichita," according to the DC.

"The minister was home with his wife and three children, one of them only six months old, when he heard his home alarm going off and found Landon trying to enter the residence through a window."



Thursday, November 13, 2014

Gallup: Record 63% Say Having Gun Makes Home Safer

By Rick Pearcey • November 13, 2014, 10:42 AM

Terry Jeffrey reports at CNSNews.com:

Sixty-three percent of Americans questioned in a Gallup survey conducted in October and released this month said they believe having a gun in their house makes it a safer place to be.

"A record-high percentage in U.S. say guns makes homes safer," said Gallup in its analysis of the survey. The organization has polled on this issue in five surveys going back to 1993 (although the question in the 1993 survey was somewhat different than in later surveys).

"In 1993, 42 percent said having a gun in the house makes it safer; in 2000, 35 percent; in 2004, 42 percent; in 2006, 47 percent; and in 2014, 63 percent," Jeffrey reports.

"The percentage of Americans who believe having a gun in the house makes it a safer place to be (63%) has nearly doubled since 2000, when about one in three agreed with this," Gallup said.



Monday, September 15, 2014

NYT: "Assault Weapons" a "Myth" Democrats Created in the 1990s

By Rick Pearcey • September 15, 2014, 10:48 AM

A.W.R. Hawkins reprts at Breitbart.com:

On September 13, the 20th anniversary of the signing of the federal assault weapons ban, The New York Times ran a column explaining that the very term "assault weapon" is one the "Democrats created" in the 1990s in order to ban "a politically defined category of guns."

Moreover, the Times points out that the threat posed by the private ownership of "assault weapons" is mythological in comparison to FBI stats on the actual use of such guns in crime.

According to the NYT, America was "suffering from a spike in gun crime . . . in the early 1990s" so "Democrats created and banned [an entire] category of guns." The ban lasted from 1994 to 2004, and although crime fell during that time, a "detailed study found no proof" the decline was due to the ban.

The Times also notes that "'assault weapons' are not the gun of choice for criminals anyway -- and never have been. 'In 2012, only 322 people were murdered with any kind of rifle, FBI data shows.' And as Breitbart News reported on January 15, 2013, deaths in which an 'assault rifle' were involved constituted less than .012 percent of the overall deaths in America in 2011," according to Hawkins.



Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ben Carson: 2nd Amendment Needed in Case Gov’t Goes "Off the Rail"

By Rick Pearcey • May 28, 2014, 10:29 AM

Michael Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

Dr. Ben Carson, author and retired pediatric neurosurgeon, said the "real reason" the Founding Fathers created the Second Amendment was because they knew it was possible for our government to "go off the rail" and try to  "dominate the people" and the citizens would need the means to protect themselves.

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Guns and Girls: "Love at First Shot"

By Rick Pearcey • May 5, 2014, 10:16 AM

Jonathon M. Seidl writes at the Blaze:

"For many women, a public range can actually be the first barrier to picking up a gun, simply because they don’t know what to expect." 

That's how the introduction to the new NRA show, Love at First Shot, begins. And if you’re a woman who’s ever been intimidated by the thought of going to the gun range, it's entirely dedicated to you.

It's a show for the female shooter, and really for the beginning female shooter, although it’s great for anybody,” Natalie Foster, an NRA commentator, new wife, gun enthusiast and blogger told TheBlaze. 

Foster hosts the show, which just launched on the NRA Women website. "There’s no content out there to help navigate the world of firearms, and it can get so overwhelming."

So the NRA and Foster set out to change that.

"We wanted to give women a starting point, a friendly face, a friendly format to where they can just click on it and say, 'OK, this is what I should expect going to the range for the first time'," the Blaze quotes Foster as saying at a recent NRA convention in Indianapolis.

The first episode of Love at First Shot is titled "First Trip to the Range" and covers a lot of ground in just over 15 minutes. Watch it here.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Palin Warns Holder on Gun Bracelets: "You Don't Want to Go There, Buddy"

By Rick Pearcey • April 10, 2014, 09:25 AM

Tony Lee reports at Breitbart:

After Attorney General Eric Holder revealed that he was considering forcing gun owners to wear identifying bracelets, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin harshly warned him that he better not even think about trying to implement the idea.

"Eric, 'You don't want to go there, buddy'," she declared on Wednesday. 

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Texas Cop Responds to "Suspicious" Open Carry Men in Austin

By Rick Pearcey • March 4, 2014, 10:44 AM

Jason Howerton writes at The Blaze:

Sometimes things can spin out of control when open carry activists and police officers meet. That was certainly not the case in Austin, Texas, when an officer responded to a call about "suspicious" men openly carrying rifles.

In this Youtube video of the encounter, the officer says, "Just checking you guys out. I already know the law."

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Woman Home Alone Opens Fire on Thugs

By Rick Pearcey • May 25, 2013, 02:17 PM

Jason Howerton reports at The Blaze:

A group of thugs figured it would be easy to overpower one Kansas City woman. After all, her husband had just left to run an errand, leaving her all alone in the home.

They couldn’t have been more wrong.

"Robert’s husband, Oscar Roberts, later said he and his wife have been going to the gun range to prepare for just that type of situation. “You’ve got to protect yourself,” he told KMBC-TV, The Blaze reports.

Here is a KMBC News video report on the incident.

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Friday, March 22, 2013

14 Members of Congress Demand Investigation of Obama’s Ammo Horde

By Rick Pearcey • March 22, 2013, 11:50 AM

Paul Joseph Watson writes at Infowars:

Californian Congressman Doug LaMalfa and 14 of his House peers have written a letter to the Department of Homeland Security [DHS] demanding to know why the federal agency is buying so many rounds of ammunition and whether the purchases are part of a deliberate attempt to restrict supply to the American people.

The DHS has committed to purchasing around 2 billion rounds of ammunition over the course of the last year. Many believe the purchases are exacerbating bullet shortages across the country, supplies already strained by record sales prompted as a result of the Obama administration’s gun control agenda.

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Monday, March 4, 2013

CNN's Piers Morgan: Death Threats Over Gun Control?

By Rick Pearcey • March 4, 2013, 11:46 PM

That's Piers Morgan's complaint. And he should not receive death threats.

But Mr. Morgan needs to awaken from dogmatic slumber: Gun control itself is a death threat -- and a rape threat. And a tyranny threat.

And it's a death threat not on the one, but on the many.

Wake up, Mr. Morgan. Wake up.

Hat Tip: Drudge

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Video: See Police Confiscate Guns from Americans

By Rick Pearcey • February 27, 2013, 08:53 AM

Bob Unruh writes at WND:

Is it possible -- or even imaginable -- that in the United States of America, police could go door to door and confiscate citizens' legally owned firearms?

To many, such a concern is conspiratorial and evidence of paranoia. They might be surprised to learn that not only has outright gun confiscation of legally purchased weapons already occurred in a major way in the U.S., but public officials in some areas are right now attempting to pass legislation to allow more of the same.

For more on what is happening in states such as Alabama and Washington, and to see video of what already happened after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, go here

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Monday, February 25, 2013

More Than 60 Gun Makers and Sellers Saying "No!" to Law Enforcement in Anti-2nd Amendment States

By Rick Pearcey • February 25, 2013, 07:38 AM

Mike Opelka writes at The Blaze:

Momentum appears to be building in the movement that has gun makers (and a few gun retailers) rejecting business from law enforcement agencies in states where the Second Amendment is being compromised by gun control laws.

The Blaze published on Sunday night a list of 67 "gun manufacturers and retailers who are taking a stand and refusing to do business with state agencies in places where citizens are denied their full Second Amendment rights."

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Sexual Assaults Fell 90% After Colorado Springs University Legalized Campus Guns

By Rick Pearcey • February 22, 2013, 08:36 PM

Daniel Greenfield writes at Frontpagemag.com:

Colorado Springs University legalized the right to carry concealed firearms on campus in 2003. Since then, according to Students for Concealed Carry, the number of forcible and non-forcible sexual assaults dropped sharply, falling 90 percent from a high in 2002 to a new low in 2008.

While Colorado Democrat Joe Salazar suggested that women could not be trusted to carry guns on campus because they might not know when they’re being raped, a young woman who was raped on campus because she was not allowed to carry a firearm, despite having a permit, has said otherwise.

Greenfield concludes: "They say that an armed society is a polite society. It may also be a rape-free society so long as the right to bear arms isn’t limited to just cops and criminals."

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Star Parker: Blacks Who Back Gun Control Need to Study History of Slavery and Jim Crow

By Rick Pearcey • February 22, 2013, 07:34 PM

Penny Starr reports at CNSNews.com:

At a Friday event billed as a Black History Month press conference, Star Parker said African Americans in Congress who support gun control efforts by President Barack Obama and his administration should consider the history of blacks in this country and people around the globe who were oppressed, including being banned from owning firearms.

"Parker said her organization held the event to allow black leaders 'to express our deep concern of efforts currently under way to limit our God-given and constitutional right of self-defense'," reports CNSNews.com.

"The gun control laws that banned or put restrictions on African Americans from owning firearms in the United States are documented on a timeline from 1640 to 1995 by the National Rifle Association’s Institute of Legislative Action and can be found here," reports CNSNews.com.

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Panic Buttons and Shotgun Give-Aways: New Moves in Self-Defense

By Rick Pearcey • February 21, 2013, 06:55 PM

PANIC BUTTONS: "Marietta Public Schools have added 'panic buttons' to its schools in response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.," according to CBS-Atlanta. "WGCL-TV reports that these 'panic buttons' will immediately place a call to 911 when pushed by school officials."

SHOTGUNS: A Houston group is "giving Away Shotguns in High-Crime Neighborhoods to Test If Crime Is Reduced," reports CBS-Houston. "A University of Houston graduate student [named Kyle Coplen] says he’s conducting a study to hopefully answer the question being asked across the country, 'Do more guns reduce crime or not?'"

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Campus Rape Victim: "I Was in a Safe Zone and My Attacker Didn't Care"

By Rick Pearcey • February 21, 2013, 03:16 PM

Joe Schoffstall writes at CNSNews.com:

Recently, Revealing Politics released a video of Colorado Rep. Joe Salazar arguing that college women don't need guns to prevent rape because they can use whistles, "safe zones," and call boxes instead. His theory behind this was that just because women feel they're going to be raped, doesn't mean it's actually going to happen.

On Wednesday, NRA News Radio Host Cam Edwards interviewed Amanda Collins, a woman who was raped at the University of Nevada at gun point in a gun free zone. The brave woman responds to the comments made by Rep. Joe Salazar.

During the radio interview, Collins warned about a "false sense of security." She said the University of Nevada, Reno, "didn't have any call boxes the night that I was attacked. They afterwards they installed them. But I can tell you that a call box above my head while I was straddled on the parking garage floor being brutally raped wouldn't have helped me one bit. The safe zones? Well I was in a safe zone and my attacker didn't care."

Listen to the interview here.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Is "Homeland" Ammo for Obama's "National Security Force"?

By Rick Pearcey • February 13, 2013, 10:19 AM

From Investor's Business Daily:

Our future president in 2008 called for "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded" as the military. Should the "bitter-clingers" be worried?

Consider: The Department of Homeland Security has been "arming itself to the teeth at the same time the administration has been making war on the Second Amendment and pushing for stricter gun control measures such as universal background checks, while others, such as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, hint at outright confiscation."

It is all too easy to dismiss concerns such as these as some kind of conspiracy theory. After all, "our government wouldn't take up arms against its own people, would it?" asks IDB.

Answer: "Can you remember Waco, Texas?"

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Tony Bennett: Gun Control or We Become Nazi Germany

By Rick Pearcey • February 11, 2013, 09:18 AM

The famed and likeable crooner recently demonstrated he understands neither the history of the Nazi rise to power nor the greatness of America.

“I just believe that assault weapons -- they were invented for war. They shouldn’t be on our streets here," Bennett said a few days ago.

"This is the kind of [turn] that happened to the great country of Germany, where the Nazis came over, created tragic things, and they had to be told off," Bennett continued. "And if we continue this kind of violence and accept it in our country, the rest of the world is going to take care of us in a very bad way. We should learn that we’re the greatest country because we’re all different nationalities, different religions, and we should show the rest of the world how to behave."

Not true, argues attorney and columnist Ben Shapiro. "The Nazis didn’t rise to power thanks to an armed population," he explains. "They secured their power at least in part thanks to a disarmed population. The Weimar government passed gun registration and licensing for all guns in 1928. And the Nazis were the purveyors of mass violence, not the result of it."

As for the U.S., "the notion that America is great because of her diversity, as Tony Bennett seems to say, not because of the freedoms guaranteed to each American by God -- freedoms protected by the citizenry itself -- is a vision of the universe that cannot stand the test of time. Diversity rests on rule of law. And rule of law rests on rights. And rights rest on the American people’s ability to protect their lives, liberties, and pursuit of happiness," Shapiro writes.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Crowd Packs Heat, City Backs Down

By Rick Pearcey • February 8, 2013, 08:39 AM

Chris Sullivan reports at MyNorthwest.com:

It's been three weeks since an Oak Harbor city councilmember started a national controversy by trying to kick out a wounded Army veteran who was legally carrying a weapon during a council meeting.

Councilmember Rick Almberg then walked out.

The council was met by 160 people Tuesday night, many who were packing heat.

"There were handguns in holsters and rifles slung over shoulders and an unknown number of people concealing their weapons as the Oak Harbor City Council met," Sullivan reports.

"Many attended the meeting to show support for veteran Lucas Yonkman who Councilmember Almberg tried to have kicked out of City Hall last month, including Joe Hawkins who openly mocked him," according to Sullivan.

"Mr. Almberg I just want you to know that I have a concealed ham sandwich right here. I don't want you to get up and walk away," Mr. Hawkins is quoted as saying.

Hat Tip: WND

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Video: Immigrant to Conn. Gun Panel -- "Few saw the 3rd Reich coming until it was too late"

By Rick Pearcey • January 31, 2013, 11:33 AM

Jason Howerton reports at The Blaze:

During a public hearing on gun violence in Hartford, Conn. on Monday, a legal immigrant by the name of Henson Ong issued a passionate defense of the Second Amendment and argued that gun control simply "does not work."

The video of Ong’s testimony has already surpassed 130,000 views on YouTube. . . .

"Your own history is replete with high school rifle teams, boy scout marksmanship merit badges," he explained. "You could buy rifles at hardware stores, you could order them . . . your country was awash in readily available firearms and ammunition, and yet in your past you did not have mass school shootings."

"What changed?" he asked. "It was not that the availability of guns suddenly exploded or increased, it actually was decreased. What changed was societal decay," he added, resulting in more applause.

In his conclusion, Ong quoted Judge Alex Kozinski in his 2002 dissent in the case of Silveira v. Lockye

"My excellent colleagues have forgotten these bitter lessons of history," Ong quoted Kozinski.

"The prospect of tyranny may not grab the headlines the way vivid stories of gun crime usually do. But few saw the Third Reich coming until it was too late," Ong continued.

"The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed only for those exceptionally rare circumstances when all other rights have failed," Ong read.

"A free people can only afford to make this mistake once."

Here is Youtube video of Henson Ong testifying on gun control at a public hearing in Hartford, Conn.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Accosted! Journalist Blocked, Followed by Mayor Bloomberg Security After Gun Control Question . . . Video

By Rick Pearcey • January 28, 2013, 03:03 PM

Wynton Hall reports at Breitbart.com:

In an explosive exchange outside the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington, D.C., security guards for billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg accosted senior Talk Radio Network investigative reporter Jason Mattera when he asked the mayor about his strong support for gun control.

Here is video of the exchange.


Beyond the Tea Party

By Rick Pearcey • January 28, 2013, 11:34 AM

Memo to contemporary Sons of Liberty: "It may be too late for marches and rallies."



Saturday, January 26, 2013

Communist Party Cheers Obama Gun Control

By Rick Pearcey • January 26, 2013, 12:36 PM

William F. Jasper writes at Infowars:

It should come as no surprise that the Communist Party USA is on board with President Obama’s plan to attack Americans’ right to keep and bear arms as a means to "end gun violence." A cardinal feature of communist regimes, like all dictatorships, is the prohibition of private ownership of arms, creating a monopoly of force in the hands of the State.

In a January 18 article, People’s World, an official publication of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), declared that "the ability to live free from the fear or threat of gun violence is a fundamental democratic right
-- one that far supercedes any so-called personal gun rights allegedly contained in the Second Amendment."

"The American Founding Fathers . . . recognized that the armed private citizen is the ultimate check and balance against the centralized monopoly of force which invariably turns tyrannical and deadly," Jasper writes.

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Friday, January 25, 2013

You Can't Confiscate Guns Without First Confiscating the Constitution -- and Then What Are You, Mr. Obama?

By Rick Pearcey • January 25, 2013, 08:35 PM

In contrast to the current White House occupant, Sheriff Joe Arpaio's approach respects the mainstream American -- and human -- rules of freedom (cf., Declaration of Independence, U.S. Bill of Rights).

More at "Sheriff Joe Arpaio: I'm Not Confiscating Guns."

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Mark Levin on Obama Gun Action: "This Is 1930s Stuff"

By Rick Pearcey • January 17, 2013, 10:00 AM

Jeff Poor reports at The Daily Caller:

On Wednesday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” conservative talk show host Mark Levin said President Barack Obama’s executive actions to curb gun violence, which were announced during a Wednesday press event, are as “un-American” and “fascistic” as they are unhelpful. . . .

“There are certain things in his executive orders that are un-American. In some ways they are fascistic. Doctors are private citizens. Do we really want doctors reporting to the federal government if they think somebody might have violent tendencies? . . .

“I think there are a couple things in it that are poison pills," Levin continued, "the attempt to nationalize the medical profession and to have doctors reporting their clients to the federal government, this is 1930s stuff."

Levin also blasted Obama's call for a "national database where all innocent law-biding citizens that buy guns are in a database. Can I ask you a question -- what does that do? I can understand a national database of criminals. Why do you need a national database of Americans that own guns? What is that for?”

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sources: Rand Paul to Push Legislation Nullifying Obama’s Executive Orders on Guns

By Rick Pearcey • January 16, 2013, 08:09 PM

Alex Pappas reports at The Daily Caller:

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul plans to introduce legislation in Congress soon nullifying the executive orders on guns announced by President Barack Obama on Wednesday, a source familiar with the plans confirmed to The Daily Caller.

The Republican legislator plans to reveal his plans for legislation during an appearance on Sean Hannity's show on Fox News on Wednesday night, the source said.


New NRA Ad: "Media Speaks for Elites, America Speaks for Itself"

By Rick Pearcey • January 16, 2013, 04:21 PM

Here's the ad on YouTube.

The 2nd Amendment is a mainstream rule of freedom that stands as a bulwark to help protect against the tyranny of organized political and media hatreds, which are on ample display in this video.

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Rand Paul: "I'm Against Having a King"

By Rick Pearcey • January 16, 2013, 08:03 AM

In comments titled, "Rand Paul vs. King Barack," John Hayward writes at Human Events:

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) gave an interview to the Christian Broadcasting Network in which he rather strongly denounced President Obama’s threats to impose gun control through executive orders. ”I’m against having a king,” said the Senator.

”I think having a monarch is what we fought the American Revolution over, and someone who wants to bypass the Constitution, bypass Congress, that’s someone who wants to act like a king or monarch.”

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Congressman: Impeachment if Obama Uses Executive Action for Gun Control

By Rick Pearcey • January 14, 2013, 08:27 PM

Caroline May reports at The Daily Caller:

Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman threatened Monday afternoon that he would file articles of impeachment against President Barack Obama if he institutes gun control measures with an executive order.

Stockman warned that such executive orders would be “unconstitutional” and “infringe on our constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms.”

“I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment," said Stockman.


Obama: "Executive Action" on Gun Control "Within My Authority as President"

By Rick Pearcey • January 14, 2013, 01:48 PM

Fred Lucas reports at CNSNews.com:

President Barack Obama said Monday he would take executive action pertaining to gun control. Though he wasn’t specific, he said some would have to do with tracing guns.

"Some of them I can accomplish through executive action," Obama said during a news conference one week before his second inauguration. "I am confident that there are some steps that we can take that don’t require legislation and that are within my authority as president and where you have a step that has the possibility to reduce gun violence, I want to go ahead and take it."

And, Mr. Obama, it is within the authority of "We the People" to take executive action against any infringement of the 2nd Amendment.

You, and every president, work for us. And our refusal to abide any infringement of the right to self-defense against unlawful "executive action," under God, may be a helpful reminder to you, in this matter.



Sunday, January 13, 2013

Strangers With Guns Shoot Robber, Rescue Victim -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • January 13, 2013, 02:38 PM

Drew Karedes reports at KHOU 11 News in Houston:

A couple of strangers came to the rescue when a man [named Kevin Dorsey] was robbed at gunpoint. Now, the victim wants to say thank you to the Good Samaritans.

The strangers ended up shooting the robber, identified as Christopher Hutchins.

After Hutchins "had been shot, police say he jumped over a fence and was attacked by a German Shepherd. That attack prevented him from getting away," according to KHOU.

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Disrespecting Texas Heroes

By Rick Pearcey • January 12, 2013, 11:02 AM

Joe Gimenez writes:

William Barrett Travis and Stephen F. Austin, two great heroes of Texas' historic fight against the Mexican tyrant Santa Anna, would be rolling in their graves if they could watch the Travis County Court of Commissioners and City of Austin maneuver to end gun shows in their namesake city and county.

The moves by court and council might seem innocuous, appropriate and innocent enough to the media-washed voters in this blue dot county of red Texas.

But ominously they signal that the city and county, governed almost exclusively by liberals, will likely move down the path of ever-stricter gun laws -- like the ones that don't secure the safety of citizens in Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., etc.


Obama Signs Bill Giving Him Armed Protection for Life

By Rick Pearcey • January 12, 2013, 10:43 AM

Paul Joseph Watson writes:

Despite launching a gun control agenda that threatens to disarm the American people, President Obama has signed a bill that would afford him armed Secret Service protection for life.

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Civil War if "Big Brother Barack" Starts Grabbing Guns?

By Rick Pearcey • January 12, 2013, 10:26 AM

Matt Barber writes:

You’re not going to neuter my household and tear away my ability to defend my wife and precious babies like Dad did all those years ago.

I really, really hope this president and his authoritarian cohorts in Congress will slow down, take a deep breath and realize that, right now, they’re playing a very dangerous game of chicken.

If they try what I think they might, but hope they don’t, I fear this nation -- already on the precipice of widespread civil unrest and economic disaster -- might finally spiral into to utter chaos, into a second civil war. 

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Why the 2nd Amendment? "The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed"

By Rick Pearcey • January 11, 2013, 12:57 PM

Here is the full text of the 2nd Amendment:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Joseph Story was professor of law at Harvard University and served as a Supreme Court Justice for thirty-five years. 

In his Commentaries on the Constitution, Story delineates the purpose of the 2nd Amendment:

The militia is the natural defence of a free country against sudden foreign invasions, domestic insurrections, and domestic usurpations of power by rulers. . . .

The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.



Thursday, January 10, 2013

Gov. Cuomo: "No One Needs 10 Bullets to Kill a Deer"

By Rick Pearcey • January 10, 2013, 10:24 AM

John Hayward writes at Human Events:

The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, delivered a State of the State address on Wednesday that ran for over an hour, and ended with a hysterical, podium-pounding rant about gun control.

At one point he promised he wasn’t interested in “taking away people’s guns,” but then he launched into some very energetic demands to do exactly that.

The governor may want to avail himself of "The Right to Shoot Tyrants, Not Deer," by Andrew Napolitano.

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