Category: Politics

Chuck Norris [Not Shown] & NRA Tooling-Up For Nov. Elections

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The National Rifle Association’s Freedom Action Foundation is launching their 2014 “Trigger the Vote” Voter Registration Campaign. But because a pun does not a pro-gun voter movement make, the NRA’s once again turning to Chuck Norris to kick some PR ass. The diminutive, plastic surgery-friendly action hero will lead The Campaign to Defend our Freedom. Perhaps not the ideal person to lead a “vigorous non-partisan voter registration program;” Chuck is so right wing the American flag salutes him. The new triggerthevote.org website is user-friendly and NRA branding shy, but it shows where America’s oldest civil rights organization missed a trick. Fellow NRA member, champion shooter and Taurean Jessie Duff absolutely rocks the vote! Full press release after the jump . . .

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BREAKING: Obama Administration Bans Import of Izhmash & Kalashnikov (Saiga) Firearms

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Earlier today, the Department of Commerce announced new sanctions against Russian products and companies operating in the United States. Previous sanctions only tangentially impacted the import of cheap and reliable firearms from Russia into the United States, but now the Obama administration is specifically targeting the makers of Saiga rifles and shotguns, as well as other companies. From the Executive Order. . .

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What a Difference a Decade Makes for Gun Rights

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By Jared

On July 1st many new laws went into effect and we generally hear more about the bad news, legislatively speaking. When it comes to new firearm-related laws, we tend to only hear about the negatives, whether it’s the SAFE Act in New York or some new nonsense they’ve in some benighted place like Maryland. What often gets left out is how much better laws regarding the natural right to bear arms have become in a majority of the states. As an example, look at the  Kansas of July 1st 2014 versus the Kansas of July 1st 2004 . . .

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Michael Bloomberg Donates $250,000 to MS Sen. Thad Cochran

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Yesterday, RF wondered how mini-mogul Michael Bloomberg intended to spend the $50 million in pocket change he ostentatiously announced that he would dedicate to the cause of gun safety disarming law abiding Americans. After all, how much could he possibly be paying to employ an ineffectual sockpuppet like Shannon Watts and her dozen or so “moms”? Well thanks to a press release today from the GOA, we now know that he intends to use a good portion of that tranche to influence elections around the country. May he enjoy the same degree success in Mississippi that he did in the Colorado recalls. The GOA’s press release is after the jump . . .

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Records Show CO Gov. Hickenlooper Lied to Sheriffs About Talking to Bloomberg Before Signing Gun Laws

Colorado was one of the most visible battlegrounds in the fight against gun control following the Newtown shooting. Despite massive public outcry, the Democratic-led legislature, cheered on by Mayors Against Illegal Guns apparatchiks, passed a series of bills further restricting the rights of Colorado’s citizens gun rights. And Governor John Hickenlooper dutifully signed them into law.  In the aftermath, two state legislators lost their jobs in recall efforts and there’s a good chance Democrats will lose control of the state this November. And while trying explain himself to Colorado Sheriffs recently — he refused to meet with them while the legislation was under consideration – he denied talking to Mayor Michael Bloomberg during the process. There’s just one problem: that’s a lie . . .

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CT Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Foley: RINO or Realist?

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“There are an awful lot of things in [Connecticut's post-Newtown gun control package] that inconvenience law abiding citizens who believe they have a right under the second amendment to own and use firearms,” Constitution State gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley told wnpr.org, “and what I said when this tragedy happened was that the government should address any solutions they can to make sure some of this doesn’t happen again, but there’s an awful lot in that bill that had nothing to do with what happened at Newtown and wouldn’t prevent another Newtown from happening.” So he was for it before he was against it? It gets worse . . .

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P320 Entry: Don’t Fall Into the Single-Issue Trap

Screen Shot 2014-06-04 at 7.54.19 AM By Sgt. Joshua J. I am very liberal. Actually, I’ll come clean, I’m falling off the left side of the scale liberal. Most gun owners see my philosophy on life as the enemy and I can understand why. It is generally those on the left side of the platform who push for strict gun control laws. Funny thing is, I disagree with almost every proposed measure of gun control that comes out. I’m not the evil, gun-grabbing, baddie . . . continue reading