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South Carolina lawmaker wants gun awareness day mandated in schools

December 31st, 2014 29 comments

One South Carolina lawmaker believes there is an anti-Second Amendment movement taking place within the state, and that as a result, kids need to receive more education about their right to bear arms.

State representative Alan Clemmons (R) filed a bill in December with co-sponsors Richard Yow (R) and Garry Smith (R) that would create a “Second Amendment Awareness Day” on Dec. 15, the day after the anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. For this day, schools would be asked to conduct essay and poster contests relating to the theme “The Right To Bear Arms; One American Right Protecting All Others.”

Additionally, the bill stipulates that students across the state should learn about the Second Amendment for three weeks, for one class period per day. Schools would teach these lessons using a curriculum developed or recommended by the National Rifle Association.

Finally, the bill notes that teachers should not punish “political, written, or artistic expression that includes references to guns or a militia” because of the First Amendment.

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2-year-old shoots mother in Walmart

December 31st, 2014 83 comments

A woman was killed in an Idaho Wal-Mart Tuesday morning when her 2-year-old son accidentally shot her, according to local authorities.

Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Lt. Stu Miller said in a statement that the boy was seated in a shopping cart when he reached into his mother’s purse and fired the gun.
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McAuliffe attempts to beef up gun restrictions

December 16th, 2014 47 comments


Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced a package of proposed gun control measures Monday, saying Virginia should reinstate its one-handgun-a-month rule and tighten restrictions on who can carry a gun to target domestic abusers.

He also called for new background check requirements on private gun sales at gun shows.

The bulk of McAuliffe’s proposals are sure to bring criticism from gun advocates, and a spokesman for Speaker of the House William Howell criticized the governor’s proposals shortly after their announcement.

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Panera Bread doesn’t want guns in its restaurants

September 9th, 2014 63 comments


ST. Louis, Mo. — Panera Bread doesn’t want guns in its restaurants.

The sandwich-and-soup chain out of St. Louis, said it doesn’t want armed customers in its more than 1,800 stores in an effort to increase the comfort of its unarmed patrons, joining a growing list of other companies who have issued similar directives.

The news is another victory for gun safety group Moms Demand Action in its campaign to get guns out of America’s restaurants and retailers.

“We ask that guns not be brought into this environment unless carried by an authorized law enforcement officer,” the company said in a statement. “Panera respects the rights of gun owners, but asks our customers to help preserve the environment we are working to create for our guests and associates.”

The company first announced the decision during a CNBC interview with Panera CEO Ron Shaich. He said during the interview that the company would not post anti-gun signs in its stores or require employees to confront gun owners.

Reading between the lines, it appears that if the gun owners are respectful of other customers, no one will even know that individual is armed.  What I fail to comprehend is how the ordinary person is supposed to feel comfortable seeing some stranger prancing around with an AK-47 or any weapon, to be perfectly honest.

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James Brady, RIP

August 4th, 2014 1 comment

James Brady, Sarah Brady

August 4 at 5:24 PM

James S. Brady, the often-irreverent press secretary to President Ronald Reagan who was shot in the head during an assassination attempt on his boss in 1981 and who became an enduring symbol of the fight against unfettered access to guns in American society, died Aug. 4 at a retirement community in Alexandria, Va. He was 73.

Gail Hoffman, a family spokeswoman, confirmed his death and said she did not know the immediate cause. Mr. Brady had long suffered from health problems resulting from the shooting.

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Open carriers target Target

June 12th, 2014 81 comments


Supposedly a real gun was found in the toy section of a Target store that had recently had open carry demonstrators parading through the place with all weapons “exposed.”

INDIANAPOLIS, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Responding to new reports that a loaded gun was found in the toy aisle of a Target in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is today reiterating its call on Target Corp. CEO John Mulligan to prohibit the open carry of guns in its stores. Yesterday Read more…

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Stopping Mass Shootings

June 3rd, 2014 2 comments

These are common sense approaches to a serious problem.  Will it solve every mass shooting?  Of course not, but its a place to start.

I particularly like the notion of reforming the privacy laws.  Mr. Kelly was right.  NO one would tell him where his son was, because of privacy laws.  How ridiculous.

Every time some nut case goes on a rampage, I ask myself what laws could have stopped the killer.  In most cases a change in gun laws would have had little effect, other than keeping the seriously mentally ill from being able to get their hands on a gun.

Is this the common grown we have all been talking around?

There ought to be a law…several of them

June 3rd, 2014 10 comments


If this dude is legal, then something is wrong. The entire state of Florida should be shut down for stupidity.

This guy has to win the worst neighbor award.

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Former marine threatened by open carry demonstrators (Profanity alert!!)

June 3rd, 2014 17 comments

On Memorial Day this week, a former Marine in Texas named James got a couple calls from friends who’d spotted an unusual gathering in downtown Fort Worth: Roughly a dozen people, mostly men, were hanging out in the middle of the city’s cultural district, armed with semi-automatic rifles. James quickly knew what his friends were describing, having recently encountered an open-carry demonstration himself in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. An independent TV commercial producer who sometimes films live events, James headed downtown with his camera to get some footage.

What he saw there struck him as especially provocative. Not only had the open-carry activists come to a typically relaxed, family friendly part of town, they were displaying intimidating firearms just three days after a major gun massacre in Southern California. What he didn’t anticipate was that they would soon be pursuing him for several city blocks with cameras of their own, harassing him and later posting the footage online, where they would also level homophobic slurs and violent threats against him.


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NRA opposes long rifle protests in restaurants

June 3rd, 2014 25 comments


The National Rifle Association condemned the “scary” actions of open carry activists in Texas, including some who were shown in a video harassing a Marine veteran on Memorial Day.

The NRA also addressed recent no-gun policies put in place by several restaurants including Chipotle, which said it created the rule because “the display of firearms in our restaurants has now created an environment that is potentially intimidating or uncomfortable for many of our customers.”

In a May 30 statement, the NRA applauded Texans for the “robust gun culture” in the Lone Star State, but said recent public showings of gun support “crossed the line” and were “downright weird” (emphasis NRA’s).

“Using guns merely to draw attention to yourself in public not only defies common sense, it shows a lack of consideration and manners,” the NRA statement said. “That’s not the Texas way. And that’s certainly not the NRA way.”


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