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On 10/9/2019 at 5:51 PM, mr6666 said:
 
 
The CEO of Dick's Sporting Goods said his company destroyed over $5 million worth of military-style, semiautomatic guns
and is reviewing whether it'll keep selling guns in store:
 
"If we do these things and it saves one life, don’t you think it’s worth it?"
 
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Heard of a Ford dealership in S.C. that is giving an AR-15 to everyone who buys a new car.  They have to go to an independent gun store to redeem the certificate.

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National Rifle Association, New York Attorney General Square Off in Heated Courtroom Battle

The New York State Attorney General's Office and the National Rifle Association squared off in state court Thursday morning, as the two quarreled over whether the NRA had a right to review documents related to the attorney general's investigation into its tax-exempt status.

New York County Supreme Court Justice Melissa A. Crane held off announcing a final decision at the end of the hearing, though the fractious nature of the disagreement and the potential consequences of Attorney General Letitia James's probe loomed large over Thursday's arguments.

James has been trying for months to get the NRA's former public relations firm, Ackerman McQueen, to send her office documents related to the voluminous services it has provided to the NRA over the pair's decades-long relationship.

The NRA has argued that a confidentiality clause in their Services Agreement with Ackerman allows the nonprofit to review and object to Ackerman's compliance with the attorney general before she receives the documents.

 

 

 
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The attorney general's office strenuously contested that notion......

https://www.newsweek.com/national-rifle-association-new-york-attorney-general-1469007

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More Than 32,000 Prohibited Guns Turned in,

as New Zealand Buyback Deadline Approaches

"......the New Zealand government is on track to collect around 50,000 prohibited weapons pursuant to the buyback. That would impute a final compliance rate of around 29 percent, at the lower end, which would represent a modest but tangible success for policymakers.

"Owning a firearm is a privilege not a right," New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in September as the country's parliament considered new gun control laws.

"We absolutely recognize there is a legitimate need in our communities to be able to access guns, particularly our rural community, but what these changes do is recognize that actually there's a real responsibility that comes with gun ownership."......

https://www.newsweek.com/new-zealand-buyback-program-guns-1469405?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=NewsweekTwitter

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BREAKING: Speaker Pelosi and Schumer just sent Trump a letter asking him to have Moscow Mitch pass the background check bill.
 
To sum it up, the letter says Trump “reversed” his backing of the bill to “appease” the NRA.
And it’s basically Trump’s fault it hasn’t passed.
 
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On 11/6/2019 at 5:44 PM, mr6666 said:
 
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BREAKING: Speaker Pelosi and Schumer just sent Trump a letter asking him to have Moscow Mitch pass the background check bill.
 
To sum it up, the letter says Trump “reversed” his backing of the bill to “appease” the NRA.
And it’s basically Trump’s fault it hasn’t passed.
 
All true.

Big Deal.  Pelosi and Schumer asking Trump to "order" McConnell to do something.

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Two Killed When Student Opens Fire at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita

"Across the nation I hear frequently, ‘no more, no more, no more. When are we going to come together as a community in Santa Clarita and the rests of the communities to say 'no more?'" Capt. Robert Lewis of the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Department said.

 

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Saugus-High-School-Shooting-Santa-Clarita-California-564919052.html

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Saugus shooting in Santa Clarita can help us defeat the NRA using a tested playbook

Today's mood on guns feels similar to when attitudes and then regulations transformed the landscape to restrain tobacco companies and polluting factories.

 

"...... Tobacco-related lobbying in the 1950s and ’60s was similar to activities currently employed by the NRA — a highly political machine that spent extravagantly on political campaigns to influence voting records in spite of evidence that their efforts were harming the American public. ........

All of these actions are evocative of the NRA’s behavior: intimidating Congress to pass the notorious Dickey Amendment in the 1990s, which limited federal funding for research on gun violence; deliberately undermining any research that does exist as a threat to the Second Amendment; and propagating a distorted reality that equates ownership of powerful, semi-automatic weapons of war to an affirmation of masculinity. .....

In these watershed cases, there was a clear legislative objective: reducing exposure to a risk factor that could kill. Also instructive is that as public opinion shifted toward demanding action on tobacco or air pollution, Congress acted, accepting the political perils of opposing powerful lobbying blocs in the process. This should give us hope. ....

Many of our peer countries are leaders in approaching and legislating gun violence as a public health problem, and we should have the humility to learn from them. ......

Giffords (a U.S.-based gun-control think tank), in partnership with the National Physicians Alliance, has outlined several recommendations that cut to the core of public safety and reduce risk exposure. These include a greater focus on gun safety and training, which has been shown to reduce firearm-related injuries, and risk reduction through the strategic use of “red-flag” laws.

Ultimately, our history of overcoming politically controversial issues that result in people dying should be instructive to members of Congress concerned about their re-election prospects.

Facing down the NRA and demonstrating political courage to protect public health and safety will be rewarded; cowardice will not,"

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/santa-clarita-shooting-can-help-us-defeat-nra-using-tested-ncna1082431

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Unregistered 'ghost gun' used in California high school shooting

 

.....The gun does not have a serial number to track, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told KABC-TV on Thursday. Ghost guns, also known as "kit guns," can be purchased online or at gun shows. They do not have serial numbers, nor are they registered.

“They’re also known as an 80 percent gun, so 80 percent of it is assembled already.

You get the initial 20 percent, and they’re sold as a kit, and you can legally buy it, assemble the weapon yourself

and you have a gun that is not registered and no one knows that you have it,”.....

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/471623-unregistered-ghost-gun-used-in-california-high-school-shooting

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NEW: LA Co. authorities said Friday they have thwarted a potential school mass shooting after seizing an AR-15 rifle, ammunition, a list of intended targets and a drawing of a school's layout during an arrest.

 

2 potential school shooting threats thwarted in Los Angeles County

In one incident, investigators say they found an AR-15 rifle, 100 rounds of ammunition, a list of intended targets and a drawing of a school's layout.

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/school-shooting-threat-thwarted-los-angeles-county-after-ghost-gun-n1089711?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

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6 minutes ago, mr6666 said:
 

This act is sexist and discriminatory and shouldn't be necessary.    Instead just increase sentences for all those that commit violence.

Oh, and increasing arrest,  sentences and incarceration is something most CA Dem politicians are against and almost every people-of-color activist group.

(since here is CA domestic violence takes place more in those communities).   This is one of the primary reasons BLM is falling apart;  the men and women can't agree on what should happen to a black man that beats a women).          So it isn't just conservatives that are against such legislation.       E.g.  the uber liberal new DA of San Fran has one election by stating he wasn't going to go after criminals for all types of crimes since this impact communities-of-color more than white communities.

 

 

   

  

 

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New Zealand's gun amnesty and buyback program has ended, with more than 56,000 banned firearms
 
and nearly 200,000 illegal gun parts collected since the program began in July, according to police data.
 
 
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On 12/10/2019 at 6:54 PM, jamesjazzguitar said:

This act is sexist and discriminatory and shouldn't be necessary.    Instead just increase sentences for all those that commit violence.

Oh, and increasing arrest,  sentences and incarceration is something most CA Dem politicians are against and almost every people-of-color activist group.

(since here is CA domestic violence takes place more in those communities).   This is one of the primary reasons BLM is falling apart;  the men and women can't agree on what should happen to a black man that beats a women).          So it isn't just conservatives that are against such legislation.       E.g.  the uber liberal new DA of San Fran has one election by stating he wasn't going to go after criminals for all types of crimes since this impact communities-of-color more than white communities.

 

 

   

  

 

I'm a bit confused about the 2 post regarding the Violence Against Women act, it's stated "to pass".  Don't they mean RENEWED?  It was passed and signed into law by Bill Clinton in 1994.  More confusing is why does it has to be renewed?

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/04/us/violence-against-women-act-reauthorization.html

Don't know what the issue has to do with gun control, most spousal abuse is done with their fist i.e the case of Francine Hughes whom eventually killed her abusive husband. 

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On 12/21/2019 at 8:28 PM, hamradio said:

I'm a bit confused about the 2 post regarding the Violence Against Women act, it's stated "to pass".  Don't they mean RENEWED?  It was passed and signed into law by Bill Clinton in 1994.  More confusing is why does it has to be renewed?

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/04/us/violence-against-women-act-reauthorization.html

Don't know what the issue has to do with gun control, most spousal abuse is done with their fist i.e the case of Francine Hughes whom eventually killed her abusive husband. 

Correct;  The act is often renewed \ reauthorized.       The basic reason is to make changes;  E.g. adding that Transgender "women"  be added to the act,   or illegal immigrants to get temp visas per the act.       Passed in the House but McConnell will not put the act to a vote in the Senate so it is dead.

There isn't really tie to gun-control other then the Dems trying to make such a connection as a way of shaming the GOP for not pushing for gun-control.

 

 

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On 12/21/2019 at 6:52 PM, mr6666 said:
 
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New Zealand's gun amnesty and buyback program has ended, with more than 56,000 banned firearms
 
and nearly 200,000 illegal gun parts collected since the program began in July, according to police data.
 
 
 

Premature to celebrate;     There are estimates that only 1\3 of now-illegal-guns were turned over as part of the amnesty program.

Therefore there are now thousand of new criminals in the country,  with weapons.     In addition if their illegal-guns are stolen,  they can't report that to the police. 

It will take a few years to really know how effective this amnesty program and ban was in keeping guns out of the hands of criminals intent on committing violence crimes.

 

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Virginia gun-rights groups are now creating sanctuary-cities for gun-rights;    The state elected a Dem governor, as well as Dem majority statehouse,  and they will be passing gun-control laws.    These sanctuary-cities has stated that they will not enforce unconstitutional laws.       Local officials have stated they would use other stunts like making everyone a deputy (since such "officials" have more comprehensiveness  gun-rights).

I found the statements on "unconstitutional laws" odd since they didn't state they wouldn't enforce such laws UNTIL the Courts ruled on the legality of said law.    I.e. it looks like these local officials have decided they are the Federal Courts and thus they can decide what laws are constitutional or NOT.        So far the laws being proposed by the Dems are constitutional:  E.g.  states like CA have Red-flag laws,  the NRA sued,  and the Fed Courts ruled they didn't violate the 2nd amendment).

I support local officials not enforcing any state gun control law that is truly  "new"  (unique),  until a Fed Court rules on it's constitutionality,  but not what these wacko gun nuts are proposing just because they no longer dominate Virginia politics.   

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