Archive for November 27, 2013

Navy Yard Shooter: What about that alleged AR-15?

Navy Yard Shooter: What about that alleged AR-15?
CNN correspondent Pamela Brown just reported on air that Aaron Alexis, the deceased suspect in the Navy Yard shootings, entered the facility yesterday armed with a shotgun. Citing the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms as well as law enforcement …

Halbrook: What made the Nazi Holocaust possible? Gun control

Halbrook: What made the Nazi Holocaust possible? Gun control
This week marks the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, or the Night of the Broken Glass, the Nazi pogrom against Germany’s Jews on Nov. 9 10, 1938. Historians have documented most everything about it except what made it so easy to attack the defenseless Jews without fear of resistance. Their guns were registered and thus easily confiscated.

Holder seeks Fast and Furious appeal
Attorney General Eric Holder is seeking an appeal to a judge’s ruling that allows the House of Representatives to proceed with contempt charges over the Justice Department program Operation Fast and Furious.Holder is being held in contempt by the House for refusing to turn over documents about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ gun tracking program that allowed thousands of weapons to flow to Mexican drug cartels. The Obama administration invoked executive privilege to keep sealed some records over their response to Fast and Furious. The House Government Oversight and Reform Committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa, R California, subsequently voted to hold Holder in contempt last year.

Not Quite All “The Facts” About the AR-15

Not Quite All “The Facts” About the AR-15
Though he didn’t get everything right in his article about the AR-15 for Business Insider on Friday, Brian Jones included a number of facts that are beyond dispute.

Michigan: Pro-Gun Bill Approved by State Senate, Sent to House
Yesterday, the Michigan Senate overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 610 by a 36 to 2 vote.  This bill was sent to the state House of Representatives where it has been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee.

Florida ALERT! HB-89 — Threat of Force to Stop Attackers Bill Passes
House Bill 89, Threatened Use of Force, by Representative Neil Combee (R-Auburndale) & Representative Katie Edwards (D-Sunrise) was favorably amended and PASSED the Florida House Criminal Justice Committee by a vote of 12-1.   The bill currently has 29 cosponsors and growing.  HB-89 is a bill to stop abusive prosecutors from using 10-20-LIFE to prosecute people who “threaten to use deadly force” against an attacker as a means of self-defense and to stop an attack.  Some anti-gun, anti-self-defense prosecutors have been abusing the 10-20-LIFE law to prosecute average citizens who displayed a weapon or gun in self-defense to make an attacker back off.