“The [Nevada] Secretary of State has certified that the petitions submitted for an anti-gun initiative for the 2016 general election ballot are sufficient,” nraila.org reports. “This initiative was filed with the Secretary of State by the anti-gun ‘Nevadans for Background Checks,’ likely affiliated with ex-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ‘Everytown for Gun Safety’ and seeks to criminalize most private transfers and mandate background checks for nearly all gun transfers in Nevada, with very limited exceptions.” Here’s the official description from the group behind the push . . .
In the run up to the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School spree killing, anti-gun groups are waving the bloody shirt. Now that anti-ballistic billionaire Bloomberg has opened his wallet to the cause of civilian disarmament, Madison Avenue-media types are in like Flynn. The above video from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is the result. Is it just me or do these “commercials” work as pro-gun messaging? We can’t hide from gun violence? Indeed. Make the jump for the Sandy Hook Promise ad, which leaves me with the same message: arm teachers . . .
TTAG reader JU writes:
Yesterday, the Ohio House of Representatives concurred with changes amended by the state senate to H.B. 234, and barring a veto from the governor, many positive changes are coming for Ohio gun owners. This bill makes many changes to concealed carry, such as reducing training time from 12 to 8 hours, increases reciprocity, and disqualification from obtaining a CHL will align with state and federal law regarding gun ownership, along with many many other changes. Perhaps the most important changes . . .
You may recall that former NBC Meet the Press host David Gregory waved a high-capacity ammunition magazine at NRA jefe Wayne LaPierre in a post-Newtown interview. The display was a clear and undeniable violation of D.C. Code Section 7-2506.01(b) banning the possession of high capacity ammo mags, a class D felony. So how did Gregory skate? Judicial Watch (via legalinsurrection.com) has been on the case with various Freedom of Information Act requests. Turns out the D.C. police warned NBC not to use a real mag but a picture. And when the peacock network’s news execs ignored the advice, they issued an arrest warrant for Mr. Gregory. And then . . .
For decades we’ve seen a steady movement in public opinion away from the 1980’s era belief that gun control is the solution to all of our nation’s crime problems. In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting, that trend momentarily reversed, but the latest Pew Research poll shows that the post-Newtown gun control fervor was nothing more than a blip and support for gun ownership and gun rights has never been higher — especially among a surprising demographic . . .
TTAG reader TU writes:
When TTAG dropped the housecleaning question asking if it was too rightwing, there was a fury of comments. Many said that there is no such thing as a pro-gun liberal, while self-proclaimed pro-gun liberals said that the People of the Gun were too paranoid to be allowed to have a gun for being so wary of the Democratic politicians and that they were alienating a segment of the gun community. My question to the pro-gun liberals out there: are you sure you’re not really a libertarian? Allow me to explain . . .
Keeping and bearing arms is a natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right. If Americans don’t need a license to exercise their right to free speech why do they need one for keeping and bearing arms? Because guns! Guns are lethal! The antis assert that your average citizen can’t be trusted with lethal force. Not without vetting. Training. Supervision. Government vetting, training and supervision. Oh, and licensing. After all that, then citizens can keep and bear arms. Maybe. This is the “acceptable” face of American gun rights. And it’s wrong . . .
I get the Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Facebook feed. Anytime anyone is shot MDA waves the bloody shirt. The younger the victim, the better. For example, “A two-year-old toddler, Mackenzie Baskins, was hospitalized after being struck by a bullet from a drive-by shooting that targeted several houses in a North Carolina neighborhood this week. It was the fourth shooting in Charlotte within a two-day period.” Gang banging ain’t the point. The post’s underlying concept . . .
The disappearance, shooting and incineration of 43 Marxist students in Guerrero Mexico is tipping our neighbor to the South closer toward revolution. I’m not saying it’s close to revolt, but there’s no question that Mexico is moving in that direction, as the rule of law disappears into darkness. VICE fails to mention the fact that the country has disarmed its populace, leaving them defenseless against subhuman narcoterrorists and their government accomplices. Notice that . . .
“It’s been nearly two years since a disturbed young man, Adam Lanza, opened fire at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., killing 20 young children and six adults,” the CBS Sunday morning report on the Newtown slaughter begins. “Some of the teachers are beginning to tell stories of what they heard and saw that day — and trying to make certain what happened in Newtown can’t happen elsewhere.” What follows what you’d expect: bloody shirt waving and the usual anti-NRA, pro-gun control propaganda. And then, at the end, this . . .
TTAG reader Craig Moslander writes:
Here in Washington (the state), I 594 has now gone into effect. People haven’t even figured out all the ways it makes you a criminal yet (e.g. it may cover flare guns, percussive nail guns, etc, due to its definition of “firearm”). And yet here we are, full speed ahead down the slippery slope: Initiative 594 group calls for additional gun measures [via komonews.com]. The antis now want . . .
The Democrats are betting the house on Hispanic voters. Especially in the wake of President Obama’s unilateral action on immigration reform, it looks like the Dems are looking to do everything in their power to be attractive to the ever-increasing Hispanic population and building their base for the next election on that foundation. But according to a new survey, it looks like they might need to drop one of the defining positions of their party: gun control . . .