Tag Archives: gun nuts

ALABAMA: Police Dismiss Complaint That Roy Moore Illegally Brandished Handgun At Campaign Rally

AL.com reports: Roy Moore pulled out a revolver during his pre-election campaign rally in Fairhope Monday, and the action drew national media headlines. It also generated a complaint to the local police department. Fairhope police report that they received a complaint at around 10 p.m. on Tuesday on allegations about the possession of a firearm at a political rally. Fairhope …

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TEXAS: Legal Open Carry For Swords Begins Today

The Houston Chronicle reports: Starting today, don’t be alarmed if you see someone walking down the street with a sword. The Texas Legislature’s “open carry for swords” law goes into effect Sept. 1, but law enforcement officials are telling Texans that they don’t anticipate major troubles. James McLaughlin Jr., executive director for the Texas Police Chiefs Association, said there’s no …

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Ted Nugent: I’m A Gay Pirate

We interrupt our weekend of Trump/Nazi news for a bit of fun had at the expense of Ted Nugent, who is apparently furious that he’s never been inducted to the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. From the music site Metal Injection: Proud statutory rapist Ted Nugent has had a long, and inarguably, successful rock and roll career, but one …

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Unhinged NRA Spox Dana Loesch Threatens To Fist The New York Times: We Are Coming For You [VIDEO]

Vice News reports: A spokeswoman for the NRA denied threatening to fist the New York Times — which she referred to as an “old gray hag” — in an officially sanctioned NRA video ostensibly promoting gun ownership. In the video, released by the NRA and entitled, “Dana Loesch: We’re Coming For You New York Times,” Loesch, the American conservative talk …

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Raging NRA Attacks WaPo: Your Slogan Should Be “Journalism Dies At The Washington Post” [VIDEO]

Business Insider reports: The National Rifle Association is lashing out at The Washington Post over criticism of a controversial advertisement the organization promoted that critics described as “an open call to violence.” Conservative NRA talk show host, Grant Stinchfield railed against the newspaper in a video message on Monday, calling it a “fake news outlet” that was “destroying” the country. …

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GETTYSBURG: “Patriot” Trump Supporter Accidentally Shoots Himself At First Amendment Demonstration

The New York Daily News reports: A so-called “patriot” shot himself in the left thigh when his holstered revolver accidentally went off at Gettysburg National Park, where potentially violent protests were expected Saturday. Benjamin Hornberger, 23, was wounded in a central area of the federal park around 1 p.m. as First Amendment advocates were demonstrating, a U.S. Parks spokeswoman told …

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GOP Bill Would Legalize Concealed Carry For Congress Members Nationwide, Superseding Any Local Laws

The Hill reports: A Republican lawmaker introduced legislation on Tuesday to allow trained members of Congress to carry guns for self-defense in the wake of last week’s shooting at a GOP baseball practice. Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) wants to ensure all lawmakers can qualify for concealed-carry permits that could be used in any state, regardless of local laws. “The tragic …

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PENNSYLVANIA: Proposed Bill Would Make Gun Owners A Protected Class Under State Human Rights Act

LGBT citizens are not protected under Pennsylvania’s Human Rights Act, but if this nutjob gets his way, gun owners will be. They’ll be able to bring guns to work and employers won’t be able to do a thing about it. The Pennsylvania Record reports: Pennsylvania is considering making gun owners a protected class of citizens with proposed changes to the …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Speaks At NRA National Convention As Hundreds Stage Anti-Gun Protest Die-In Outside

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: A couple hundred protesters staged a “die-in” in downtown Atlanta minutes before President Donald Trump was scheduled to appear Friday at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention. The NRA, a powerful political advocate for gun rights, has also been a formidable opponent of gun control laws. Organizers of Friday’s protest, which was held in downtown’s Woodruff …

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Secret Service Bans Guns From Trump’s NRA Speech

Raw Story reports: Members of the National Rifle Association attending President Donald Trump’s Friday speech can expect to have their rights infringed upon. According to CNN’s Kevin Liptak, members will not be able to pack heat when the president speaks at the National Rifle Association Convention in Atlanta on Friday. From @kevinliptak: Secret Service says attendees at President Trump’s speech …

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NRA Hits Dems With $1M Gorsuch Campaign [VIDEO]

From the right wing Washington Examiner: The National Rifle Association on Tuesday will begin targeting four Senate Democrats facing potentially tough reelections with a $1 million TV campaign that urges the confirmation of federal appeals judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. The NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action told Secrets Monday that the effort will target Sens. Claire McCaskill of …

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Sean Hannity: Yes, I Pointed My Gun At Contributor Juan Williams On The Fox Set, So What, No Big Deal

CNN reports: Last year, after ending one of his many spirited on-air arguments with liberal contributor Juan Williams, Hannity pulled out a gun and pointed it directly at Williams, according to three sources with knowledge of the incident. He even turned on the laser sight, causing a red dot to bob around on Williams’ body. (Hannity was just showing off, …

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NRA Head To CPAC Audience: Arm Yourselves Against The Left’s Violent $1500/Week Paid Protesters [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: The NRA’s top gun revealed a paranoid vision of the world in a Friday speech that painted Democratic protesters as well-paid criminals bent on terrorizing the country. National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre unloaded on the left, saying its demonstrators are paid $1,500 a week to wreak havoc. “They’re angry. They’re militant and they’re …

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NRA Head Vows “Counter-Resistance” As Armed Trump Supporters Begin Appearing At Townhalls [VIDEO]

The Trace reports: The National Rifle Association is vowing to defend Donald Trump from “the forces who conspired” against his candidacy. The new president “will need every ounce of energy we can muster,” NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre declares in an ad released this week. “And he has no more powerful ally than the NRA.” The ad begins with …

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FLORIDA: GOP Responds To Pulse Massacre With Two Dozen NRA Bills Allowing Guns Almost Everywhere

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Florida Republicans are more determined than ever to pass bills expanding gun rights in the wake of the deadly Pulse nightclub and Fort Lauderdale airport shootings. They say law-abiding gun owners should be allowed to take their weapons to airports, government meetings and state universities, and would be in a better position to protect themselves and …

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FLORIDA: Court Strikes Down NRA-Backed Law Banning Doctors From Discussing Gun Safety With Patients

The New York Times reports: A federal appeals court cleared the way on Thursday for Florida doctors to talk to their patients about gun safety, overturning a 2011 law that pitted medical providers against the state’s powerful gun lobby. In its 10-to-1 ruling, the full panel of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit concluded that …

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MISSOURI: GOP Rep Offers His Own Guns To Those Who Have Theirs Confiscated At Statehouse Entrance

The Missourian reports: A Missouri lawmaker is offering to give guns to constituents who have concealed carry permits, but whose weapons are confiscated when entering the building. Rep. Nick Marshall, R-Parkville, posted a sign on his door Wednesday that reflects his disdain for new security measures in place at the Capitol. In a Facebook post Wednesday, Marshall announced that he …

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WASHINGTON: Republican State Reps Introduce Bill Allowing Fans To Bring Guns Into Football Stadiums

The Guardian reports: Conservative legislators in Washington state have proposed a bill that would allow fans to bring guns into stadiums. The bill was proposed by Republican representatives Matt Shea, David Taylor and Bob McCaslin and would prevent stadium operators from stopping members of the public with licenses to carry concealed firearms from entering their venues with weapons. Stadiums affected …

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NRA Head Wayne LaPierre Predicts End To Gun-Free Zones, Background Checks, And Open Carry Bans

The Associated Press reports: Firearms enthusiasts who embraced Donald Trump’s campaign and his full-throated support of the Second Amendment are expecting a sweeping expansion of gun rights under his administration and a Congress firmly in Republican hands. Among their priorities: eliminating gun-free zones at schools, reducing requirements for background checks and ensuring that concealed carry handgun permits from one state …

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Breitbart Wails After Levi Strauss Bans Guns

Ho hum, yet another boycott. Yesterday Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh posted this message on LinkedIn: The debate in the U.S. over gun safety and gun rights is as complex as it is divisive. As a former army officer, a father and business leader, I’ve heard the arguments from all sides. And, as CEO of a 163-year-old company whose products …

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