Father Of Slain Journalist Dedicates Himself to Gun Control [VIDEO]

A TTAG reader called me yesterday to complain that we were overly focused on the Roanoke TV killer, rather than the victims. I’m posting this video to at least partially redress the balance. I regret the fact that father of slain TV journalist Alison Parker has decided to dedicate himself to increasing gun control, which would have done nothing to save his daughter. And wouldn’t prevent future, similar tragedies. But I understand Andy Parker’s desire to give Alison’s life meaning in the best way he knows how. Our thoughts and prayers are with the survivors.


NRA-ILA: Remember Katrina Gun Confiscation [VIDEO]

Fairfax, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- August 29th marks the 10-year anniversary of when Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, La. The memory of the devastation wrought by the storm and the resulting chaos is a human tragedy of such a vast scale that it endures to this day; and will well beyond. Further, the measures taken to disarm law-abiding firearm owners in Katrina’s wake should serve as a testament to why gun owners guard our right to bear arms so vigilantly . . .

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South African Police Blame Legal Gun Owners for Firearms-Related Crime

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SOUTH AFRICA – (Ammoland.com) – The South African Gunowners’’ Association (SAGA) has taken note of the advertisement on the official South African Police Service website [since modified] entitled “ILLEGAL GUNS TAKE INNOCENT LIVES.’ The advertisement stated that, “the majority of these illegal guns come from legal owners who were either negligent or robbed of their gun, which ends up with the gun being used for criminal activities.” While it is an indisputable fact that illegally possessed firearms are used in the commission of crimes . . .

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Hillary Clinton Reacts to Roanoke Shooting: Calls for More Gun Control [VIDEO]

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacted to the shooting in Roanoke by calling for universal background checks and a “time out” for people predisposed to committing firearms-related crimes. Ms. Clinton believes “we are smart enough, compassionate enough to figure out how to balance legitimate Second Amendment rights with preventive measures, and control measures, so that whatever motivated this murderer, who eventually took his own life, we will not see more deaths.” Basically, “we’ve got to do something about gun violence, and I will take it on.” As if you didn’t know.


White House Reacts to Roanoke Shooting: Calls for More Gun Control [VIDEO]

The White House responded to the shooting in Roanoke by asserting that the killing was “another example of gun violence that is becoming all too common in communities large and small all across the United State.” The President’s Press Secretary called on Congress to “pass common sense things that we know would have a tangible impact on reducing gun violence in this country.” Apparently, Congress could take those steps “in a way that would not infringe on the . . .  Constitutional right of law abiding Americans.” Josh had a had time with that one, and couldn’t quite bring himself to say “keep and bear arms.” I wonder why that is . . .


St. Louis Post-Dispatch Letter to the Editor: Tax, License, Restrict Ammo!

Ammo! (courtesy The Truth About Guns)

This is not the first time gun control advocates have targeted ammunition. You may recall that New York’s post-Sandy Hook dead-of-night signed-into-law-as-an-emergency-measure SAFE Act contained a provision mandating ammunition licensing, shelved (but not eliminated) due to the fact that it would be insanely expensive, not to mention completely unworkable. Politicians in various gun control enclaves have also proposed adding tax to ammo. But Ted Schaefer’s letter to St. Louis Post Dispatch breaks new ground in ammo-flavored gun control fervor. Here’s his proposal . . .

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Harvey Weinstein Breaks ‘No Violence’ Pledge as Anti-Gun Meryl Streep Project Languishes

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The first trailer for “The Hateful Eight,” Quentin Tarantino’s newest shoot-‘em-up, was released earlier this month to generate buzz for an end-of-year release. Famous for taking graphic onscreen violence and gore to the extreme, the upcoming Western promises more of the same, with the director explaining it will “Trap [the characters] together in a room with a blizzard outside, give them guns, and see what happens.” . . .

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Quote of the Day: Bring a Bullet to School, Lose Your Gun Rights for Ten Years Edition

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“The horrific tragedy that happened nearly a year ago in Isla Vista has strengthened the resolve of so many of us that we must do more to prevent gun violence. We know that those convicted of nonviolent firearm-related offenses are more likely than the average person to commit very serious crimes in the future. They are five times more likely to be charged with crimes like murder, seven times more likely to be charged with other nonviolent firearm offenses, and four times more likely to be charged with new violent offenses. This bill helps keep guns out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have them and keeps our communities safer.” – California State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson [via press release]




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


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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CONFIRMED: Walmart Stops Selling AR-Style Rifles and “Personal Protection” Shotguns. Responding to Church Lawsuit?

Walmart gun department (courtesy breitbart.com)

We’ve spoken with the Pratt, Kansas Walmart [not shown] regarding reports that the store had stopped selling AR-style rifles and certain shotguns. We can confirm that Walmart HQ sent the store – and others around the country – an email stating that the retail giant would not be replenishing inventories of AR-style rifles and “personal protection shotguns.” The communication went out in March. (How this story flew under the radar is a miracle of modern PR.) Again, we’re awaiting official confirmation from Walmart, along with the reasoning behind their decision. Meanwhile, the end of Walmart AR-stye gun sales may have something to do with a related development last March when . . .

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ATF May Soon Reclassify Some Machine Guns as “Post Sample” and Non-Transferrable


When the Hughes Amendment to the National Firearms Act came out, all hell broke loose. May 19th 1986 would be the very last day that anyone could legally register a machine gun, and after that date no individual would be allowed to manufacture a new one.In response the manufacturers put the coals to their production lines, cranking out every last serialized part they could muster and trying to get them registered before the arbitrary cut-off date. According to sources within the ATF it looks like some of those legally registered machine guns may soon be re-classified from their current perfectly legal and transferable status to a “post sample” status where individuals may no longer posses or transfer them. Here’s the crux of the issue . . .

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Quote of the Day: Big Brother Edition


“We know things that the computer can’t tell us. We know things about our citizens. We know who’s going through a divorce. We know who’s in a bad time, who may be drinking too much, who may be abusive, but hasn’t necessarily crossed the line of a crime. But in our opinion, they don’t need a pistol permit.” – Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor in Ala. Sheriff wants to control pistol permits: ‘We know things about our citizens’ [at yellowhammernews.com]