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Texas open carry group seeks spotlight on harassment of veterans and gun owners

Gun rights supporters in Texas protest harassment for exercising their rights.

“Recently we’ve unearthed some sickening corruption in a nearby town and it’s led to unlawful arrests and gun confiscations from two veterans that are also Oath Keepers,” a Friday Facebook message from James Franklin, Regional Director for Come and Take It Texas – West Texas Region, began. “Over the past week this issue has gotten even more complicated as the police in the town refuse to file police reports about one of their residents making terroristic threats against our…..

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Even compliance with Connecticut ‘assault weapon’ ban not enough for gun-haters

The more guns the government makes illegal, the more illegal guns the people will make

The anti-gun jihadists of the Connecticut government, who boast that the state’s ban of so-called “assault weapons” (recently upheld as “Constitutional” by a federal judge despite his admission that the banned firearms and magazines are “in common use,” and thus deserving Second Amendment protection even under the narrowly written Heller decision) is now the most draconian in the nation, are not satisfied with mere compliance with every  detail of the law.

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‘Mom’s’ group has fit over rumored Post Office CCW amendment

Anti-gunner Shannon Watts is sounding the alarm about a rumored proposal to come from Rand Paul that would allow people to carry guns into post offices.

The anti-rights Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (MDA) is having fits today over a rumored proposal that may be coming from Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul that would, if adopted, allow licensed private citizens to carry their defensive handguns into post offices.

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Conn. ‘assault weapon’ court ruling admits their ‘common use,’ doesn’t care

Judge Covello and his ilk might find fighting tyrants to be an increasingly 'common use' of militia-appropriate rifles

As National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea reported Friday, United States District Judge Alfred V. Covello upheld Connecticut’s draconian “assault weapon” ban, in what gun rights advocates involved describe as “only the first battle in a multi-year legal war.” Interestingly, Covello acknowledges that the law is an assault on the rights of gun owners–and he doesn’t care.

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Media agenda on display after school shooting that wasn’t a school shooting

Media try to promote anti-gun agenda with shooting at school

On Tuesday, January 28, the national media went into an uproar while reporting on what they perceived to be the latest school shooting. Regular programming was interrupted with BREAKING NEWS and ALERTs and newsreaders in a frenzy about a high school in Hawaii being in lockdown after reports of shots fired. Shouts and cries of “OMG!”, “evil guns!”, “school in lockdown!”, “THE CHILDREN!” were the order of the day. All of the national media outlets got in on the act, from the 24/7 cable news channels to the major newspapers and numerous Internet sites.

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Known gang leader’s application for CCP in Illinois brings scrutiny to requirements

The licensing board has 30 days to decide whether to issue the permit or reject the application, and opinions are split. Come say if he meets the legal criteria it should be issued, others say no way. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While law enforcement across Illinois have been busily sorting through an overwhelming amount of concealed carry applications since the new concealed carry law went into effect, about 180 of those applications have raised red flags with authorities, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, including an application from a known high-ranking leader of the street gang known as the Latin Kings.

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If gun makers opposed to ‘microstamping’ help murderers, so do CA police chiefs

High-tech 'microstamp' removal tool

The far-left “news” source, Addicting Info, fawningly cited by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, accused gun makers last Friday of “helping criminals get away with murder.” Manufacturers are doing this, we are told, by opposing legislation requiring all new semi-automatic handguns (well, not all of them, of course–law enforcement and other government hired muscle would naturally be exempt) be equipped with technology that would stamp the cartridge case with identifying information about the pistol that fired it.

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