What Europe Really Needs – Second Amendment Gun Rights

Reader Paul S. writes:

I’m an American currently on vacation in Europe watching news of yet another Islamist radical trying to kill as many as he can – this time on a train where reports abound of the staff hiding behind locked doors. Okay, other than fact that they forgot the passengers (insert French joke here). How is this different than the advice we receive for active shooter situations in the US? Take cover and wait for someone to come and protect you. We know how that story ends, but yet in too many places in the US – New York for example – that’s the only choice you have with CCW effectively unavailable to those not in law enforcement. While we still have a lot of work to do to ensure our most basic civil right, our right to self defense (that is what the 2A is about) is not infringed, at least we have the Second Amendment in the US . . .

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An Open Letter to Bernie Sanders On ‘Gun Violence’ [VIDEO]

August 19, 2015

The Honorable Bernie Sanders
United States Senator
P.O. Box 905
Burlington, VT 05402

Dear Senator Sanders:

I am writing to you today both in your capacity as a present United States Senator, as well as a candidate for the presidency of the United States; nothing hereafter is intended to offend nor to denigrate you, but rather exists solely to express sentiments shared by millions of Americans, including myself. It ought not to be presumed that I am writing on behalf of any organizations I am affiliated with or lead. I write this merely with the perspective of a concerned voter . . .

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Confirmed: VA Gunman Bought His Gun Legally, Passed Background Check


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By Brandon via concealednation.org

The firearm used in yesterday’s horrific shooting was purchased legally by the gunman after he passed a federal background check. ABC News reported late last night: “The ATF says the disgruntled former reporter who killed a television reporter and a cameraman legally purchased the gun. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokesman Thomas Faison said Vester Lee Flanagan legally bought the gun used to kill Alison Parker and Adam Ward. They were doing a live broadcast Wednesday morning when they were shot to death.” . . .

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Quote of the Day: America Continues to Disappoint the President

“The president’s found that disappointing and frustrating, principally because he believes it’s bad public policy for us to not take commonsense steps to address what I think we all acknowledge is a pretty significant problem. The president has also been disappointed that our political system hasn’t responded in the way that he would like. There’s clear majorities in both the Democratic and Republican parties, according to many polls, for these policies. There are even some polls that indicate that there are clear majorities of gun owners that support some of these commonsense steps, but yet we haven’t seen Congress take action and that has been the source of significant frustration.” – White House spokesman Josh Earnest in White House renews calls for gun control after Virginia TV shooting [at guardian.com]

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Let’s See Bryce Williams’ Sick, Sad Manifesto

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“The (Charleston) church shooting was the tipping point…but my anger has been building steadily…I’ve been a human powder keg for a while…just waiting to go BOOM!!!!” ABC News is playing peek-a-boo with Vester Lee Flanagan’s (AKA Bryce Williams’) Unabomber-esque manifesto he sent them before tracking down and murdering Alison Parker and Adam Ward in front of two cameras this morning. According to this ABC post, Flanagan/Williams fingers Dylann Roof as the spark that touched off this pathetic explosion, but anyone claiming to admire the work of Eric Harris, Dylann Klebold and Seung–Hui Cho wasn’t running on a full tank to begin with . . .

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Ron Spomer on the Legendary Arms Works Professional Rifle With 704 Action

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By Ron Spomer via Sporting Classics Daily

The 704 action was originally designed by Ed Brown, famous for his 1911 pistols. The bolt action lay dormant for a number of years before Legendary Arms Works resurrected it for their Professional rifle, a custom-grade gun put into regular production. The Professional brings together a number of custom features in a standard bundle. The Cerakoted and synthetic-stocked rifle features a Timney trigger with no creep, a threaded and fluted barrel, and an ingenious way to remove the firing pin quickly and easily . . .

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BREAKING: WDBJ Shooter Filmed His Attack, Posted It To Facebook [NSFW VIDEO]

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Those are tweets from Bryce Williams, a former WBDJ reporter, and the suspect in this morning’s murder of two Roanoke, Virginia TV journalists on live television. Not only was the shooting broadcast live by WBDJ as it happened, but Williams, AKA Vester Lee Flanagan, filmed the attack himself, then posted it to Facebook (since taken down). And according to the latest reports, Williams/Flanagan has shot himself as police closed in on him . . .

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BREAKING: Two Journalists Reported Killed in On-Camera Shooting in VA [VIDEO]

Victims of shooting at Roanoke, VA (courtesy cbsnews.com)

A Roanoke, Virginia news crew was attacked on camera during a live interview this morning. roanoke.com is reporting that “At least two people are dead after shots were fired at Smith Mountain Lake. Franklin County deputies are searching for a suspect after multiple shots were fired at Bridgewater Plaza near Smith Mountain Lake Wednesday morning, according to a sheriff’s office spokesman. Part of the incident was caught on video during WDBJ’s morning broadcast.” Why the news crew was targeted isn’t known. According to Fox News, “The two killed were identified as reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, by colleagues on air at WDBJ.” More as it becomes available. Auto-play video of the shooting below . . .

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Can’t Overwhelm The Leyonhjelm: A Response to Port Arthur Survivor Carolyn Loughton

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By Dennis DeMartins

Fireworks have commenced down under as the Adler shotgun debacle continues. This week, Greens Senator Penny Wright continued to live in denial about completely losing her own Senate Inquiry and made the usual baseless accusations about a “cashed up gun lobby hijacking the debate”. (Hint: it doesn’t exist in Australia). Labor candidate Pat O’Neill decided he didn’t want to get elected next year by making a ridiculous anti-gun statement on social media, for which he was promptly destroyed. He was one-upped by Australian public policy “expert” and all around hoplophobic statist clown Simon Chapman . . .

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