“Gundamentalists” . . .
With opinion polls showing U.S. public support for more gun control growing in the wake of mass shootings in recent years, the NRA is facing internal pressure from this little-known force that is demanding that the leadership concede zero ground to gun-control advocates.
Its rise has rattled the NRA leadership and threatens the association’s ability to hold on to moderate supporters and to make compromises that might help fend off tougher gun control measures, according to some of the two dozen gun-rights activists, policy experts and gun-control advocates interviewed for this story.
“Generally, they have a disproportionately huge amount of power in the gun-rights movement,” said Richard Feldman, a former NRA lobbyist.
That depends on how you define “worked” . . .
On the morning of Feb. 14, 1929, a sound normally associated with battlefields echoed through Chicago’s north side. The rat-tat-tat of machine guns emanated from a garage on North Clark Street.
The carnage wrought by Al Capone’s gunmen that day would help spur what is, today, the most successful gun-control story in America — one that puts the lie to the National Rifle Association’s relentless campaign to convince the nation that there’s nothing we can do about the carnage around us.
The seven dead in the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, associates of Capone rival Bugs Moran, were riddled with rounds from, among other weapons, two fully automatic Thompson submachine guns. Unlike semiautomatic weapons, which fire one round with each trigger pull, machine guns spray nonstop rounds as if from a firehose with a single pull.
If gun rights supporters were half a violent as gun grabbers claim, there would be no gun grabbers. As for the unhinged left . . .
Court records show a man charged with threatening two Republican congressional leaders had 200 rounds of ammunition at his home in Buffalo, New York, along with books on homemade explosives and receipts for two guns.
An agent with the U.S. Capitol Police detailed items found during a search of Carlos Bayon’s home in an affidavit filed Friday in U.S. District Court.
Bayon is charged with leaving threatening phone messages for GOP Reps. Steve Scalise of Louisiana and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington.
‘March on the NRA’ Counter-Protesters Show Their 2A Support by Exercising Their Rights Then and There
Wait…so the March on the NRA didn’t manage to shut the organization down? . . .
During the “March on the NRA” on Saturday, many of the protesters held signs and sang songs to make their point.
But counter-protesters made a much more visual statement when they demonstrated their Second Amendment rights by carrying their firearms at the event.
When asked why he brought his Ruger AR-556 to the protest, Cody Connolly told IJR: “Just because I have the right to.”
Connolly said that while he was willing to engage in a discussion with the other side, he thought that many gun control advocates didn’t understand “the nuances of firearms.”
Because there’s no way to implement one without violating due process protections . . .
In the aftermath of the May 18 attack at Santa Fe High School, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott suggested that Texas should look for ways to keep guns away from people who pose “an immediate danger to others,” which is the point of so-called red flag laws like those passed by six states since the February massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida.
But faced with criticism from gun enthusiasts in the country’s largest conservative state, Abbott — who gets top ratings from the National Rifle Association — later clarified that he was only suggesting such laws be part of a broader conversation about school security and that he thinks there’s growing opposition to the idea of gun restrictions.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who presides over the Texas Senate, was even more forceful.
“I have never supported these policies, nor has the majority of the Texas Senate,” he said minutes after the last in a series of state Senate hearings on gun violence.