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Islamic State
"Abu Bakr said we should attack the gun shows next? I know we are suicide bombers, but that's suicide!"

U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C) bashed Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus Vance for stating on WNYM-AM Sunday, that the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act is supported by ISIS.

“This bill is supported, I’m sure, by ISIS,” New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance said. “ISIS points its readers to America and how they can easily obtain guns by going to states where there are no permitting requirements.”

U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) was quick to shut-down the alleged criticism from Vance’s end. Hudson stated in an op-ed by the Hill that Vance needs to “educate himself” before “making such disparaging and false statements.

“With all due respect, the district attorney needs to educate himself on H.R. 38 before making such disparaging and false statements. He outrageously accused the 200 co-sponsors of this bill — both Democrats and Republicans — of ‘playing into the hand’ of ISIS and other terrorists, attempting to support his point by saying terrorists can ‘easily obtain guns’ in some states. The chief law enforcement officer should be above dishonesty and scare tactics, but I guess desperate times call for desperate lies,” Hudson stated.

Vance had argued on the radio show that the bill would make it increasingly easy to buy guns in the United States and can pose as a serious safety issue.

“It would be completely legal for a person to bring a loaded gun or guns in New York as long as it was legal to possess them in the person’s home state,” Vance said. And that, “a guy from Idaho, where there’s no permitting requirement whatsoever, could carry his gun into New York City loaded, into Times Square,” he added.

Vance further noted that, “Does anyone really think the gun laws in West Virginia should be the same laws that apply in Washington Heights, Manhattan?”

“Can you imagine how incensed Idaho would be if they had to abide by New York gun laws?” he questioned.

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Brevard County, Florida, Sheriff Wayne Ivey claims to be “probably one of the most politically incorrect sheriffs in the country.”

In a new six minute video clip, which clearly won’t please liberals in any way, Ivey highlights the steep rise in terrorist attacks across Europe, especially the UK. He then asks Americans to wake up and protect themselves and their homeland.

“Folks, now more than ever is the time for our citizens to be prepared to serve as first line of defense — not only for them, but for their families when the attack happens,” Ivey says. “And let me be perfectly clear: doing nothing or just hoping it won’t happen to you is not going to save your life.”

He adds: “For those who think that it can’t or won’t happen here, trust me when I tell you that it’s already happening all around us. And the only thing left to question is when and where it will happen again — and how many more innocent lives will be lost.”

Making fun of the London Met Police’s advice of “run, hide, and tell” to Londoners after the terror attack on London Bridge on June 3, Ivey asks “What’s next? Ask you to run, hide and then draw a line in the sand, while daring the cold-blooded murderer to cross it?”

No, for Ivey what’s next means coming to “fully understand that this is war, and you better be prepared to wage war to protect you, your family and those around you if attacked.

“I am firmly convinced that as Americans we can no longer sit back and pray the fight isn’t brought to us,” he said. “Instead, we have to stand together, shoulder to shoulder, prepared and ready to issue an immediate and directed response when the attack happens.”

When it came to how people should prepare themselves to be ready to deal with a crisis or attack, Ivey recommended devising a “survival strategy right now.” He called on individuals with concealed carry permits to carry a firearm at all times. He also suggested practicing and taking classes on how to use arms and ammunition in case of an attack.

He also told his audience to remember that the only attack that was foiled on 9/11 was when American citizens stood up to extremism on United Airlines flight 93 and “showed terrorists what happens when Americans fight back.”

However, it is to be noted that this isn’t the first time Ivey has spoken on the topic. Back in 2015, he asked gun owners to be ready, “mentally and physically prepared” to neutralize any threat to their family.

“Let there be no mistake in what I’m about to say,” Ivey said. “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. If you are a person who is legally licensed to carry a firearm, now is a time more than ever to realize that you and you alone very well might be the first line of defense for you [and] your family.”

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Hand with knife. Street violence concept. Double exposure.

Anti-gun liberals that want to ban all guns went on a social media rampage as they suspected a gunman was the culprit.

As the news broke about the active shooter on the Ohio State University campus, the anti-gun left came out in droves to attack the 2nd amendment.

If they would have waited just a couple of hours they would have known that it was a Somali refugee with a big knife… not a gun.

Liv Long wonders what “2nd Amendment glorifiers have to say” instead of what the facts are.

One lady doesn’t want to hear any “BS” but then shares a lie.

Once again the media got it wrong. The “active shooter” wasn’t a shooter; it was a knife wielding man.

Should we ban all knives now?

The tragedy on the campus quickly turned into a gun debate, but there were no guns. The outrage is just another example of liberals going crazy before they get the facts.

One Twitter user tried to set everyone strait.

The real sad part here is that seven people were injured on the campus of our great universities and we are already arguing over guns. We should put the focus on the victims first, and then worry about policy.

Maybe we should wait until all the facts come in before we start going off the handles. Don’t you think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Trump

Trump made another statement at a campaign stop on Tuesday that has landed him in hot water with the liberal media, but was it just a joke?

Donald Trump got on stage and made a comment that some are interpreting as a threat to Hillary Clinton’s life.

Trump says it wasn’t, it was a joke about how the 2nd amendment people can make a difference when they vote.

The liberal media doesn’t see it that way. They have blasted Trump and even say he should be investigated to threatening Hillary’s life.

Former Mayor Giuliani was quick to defend Donald.

Elizabeth Warren doesn’t agree that Trump was trying to get 2nd Amendment voters involved, she thinks he was telling people to kill Hillary.

Of all the things that Donald has said, this is one that looks to be blown out of proportion, but we’ll see when we finally get a chance to vote in November.

Do you think what Trump said was wrong? Let us know in the comments below.

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Right To Carry

The federal appeals court in San Francisco came to a ruling on Thursday that will surly be debated and appealed.

The federal appeals court ruled that carrying a concealed firearm is not a constitutional right.

The 11 judges of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 7-4 in favor to uphold the state law requiring a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

In California, that requires the applicant to show “good cause” of why they will need to carry a concealed gun. If you fear for your life you can get a permit, but not if you want to carry in case something bad happens.

The ruling makes a stand against the Second Amendment and says that concealed weapons are not covered by the Constitution.

Judge William Flether wrote in the majority opinion, “We hold that the Second Amendment does not preserve or protect a right of a member of the general public to carry concealed firearms in public.”

One of the main reasons that the ruling came down against the concealed carry was because California officials were worried that less restrictive gun laws would put more law enforcement officials in danger.

Other states do not feel the same way. Of the fifty states, only Arizona, Alaska, Kansas, Wyoming, Vermont and Maine do not have laws on the books regulating the concealment of weapons.

With the new ruling, gun rights activists like the NRA are going to try and push the fight all the way to the Supreme Court.

If this case does make it to the Supreme Court, then this is one of those times that Justice Scalia will be missed.

What do you think? Does the second amendment cover the right to carry a concealed weapon?

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Bloomberg

Over the past several years, Michael Bloomberg has been quietly organizing behind the scenes to take away the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans across the nation.

The former New York mayor, working through the group, Everytown for Gun Safety, has managed to petition his way onto ballots in 2016 with questions that will take away gun rights in several states.

In Nevada, voters will have to decide on restrictive background checks for gun buyers.

In Maine, voters will likely have to vote on whether to allow private sales of firearms. Petitions were submitted to the state last week and are currently being validated. If the question gets on the ballot and passes, gun collectors, hunters and enthusiasts will face criminal punishment if they attempt to sell their firearms to other, law abiding citizens.

The Maine ballot initiative will do nothing to curb criminal access to firearms.

The move to fighting gun rights on the state level represents a dramatic shift in strategy for gun grabbers . . . and they’re winning.

After years of members of Congress fearing the force of the National Rifle Association, nothing could get done to advance gun control on the federal level.

Bloomberg and his ilk took the fight directly to voters in each state with the expectation that even pro-gun voters will be confused by the questions that appear on the ballot and inadvertently check away their rights in the ballot box.

Maine and Nevada are not alone. Initiatives are active everywhere from coast-to-coast. In the absence of states allowing ballot initiatives, lobbyists have pushed legislators and attorneys general very hard to enact gun control through legislative or executive action.

In Virginia, the attorney general recently revoke concealed carry reciprocity but then reversed course after a massive backlash from state residents and leaders.

Be on the lookout for measures on your ballot . . . and even petitioners asking you to sign away your rights.

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buying guns

Obama’s staff might just be the last people on the planet to realize why Americans are stocking up on guns.

“The more that we see this kind of violence on our streets, the more people go out and buy guns,” said Josh Earnest, the White House Press Secretary. “That is both ironic and tragic.”

When asked if he knew why Americans were buying guns, Earnest could legitimately not connect the dots.

“I don’t know, I really don’t,” he said, about why Americans were stocking up on firearms.

His explanation?

“In some cases because it’s Black Friday, they probably are going and purchasing a gift for a friend or a loved one who is a gun enthusiast,” he said.

He added, “I’m just pointing out that there are already an astonishing number of guns on the streets of America and far too many innocent Americans who are being killed by them.”

There’s no one reason why Americans are buying more guns than ever before—but it’s pretty clear to any observer that it’s a combination things. Like rising crime in most American cities, as well increased unrest, after riots struck places like Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore. Or even the increased attention on mass shootings—which could regular Americans to feel much more at ease if they knew they also had a gun to defend themselves.

Or it could be the fact that, every time there’s a gun crime in the United States, Obama and Democrats call for sweeping reforms that will make it harder for law-abiding citizens to buy guns—and the American people figure they might as well buy their guns sooner rather than later, since no one knows what executive orders or laws Obama could push through.

Whatever the reason, or combination of reasons, it’s clear that the Obama White House has their head in the sand, because for the life of them, they can’t figure out a single reason why an American citizen would want a gun.

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good guy with a gun

A man who thwarted an armed robbery will not be charged for shooting the man committing the crime. Investigators are classifying the act as self-defense after reviewing witness statements and surveillance footage.

The customer, 55 year old Reginald Gildersleeve had a concealed carry permit and when a masked man entered the store he was visiting and announced a robbery-in-progress, he lept into action.

The gunman pointed his weapon at an employee and forced her to the back of the store. Gildersleeve shot and fatally wounded the robber. No one else was injured during the incident.

Reactions have been mixed. But authorities are seeing it as an act of self-defense. An investigating officer had this to say about the issue of concealed carry interventions, “It’s a slippery slope”.

According to the Washington Times, crime has taken a hit since residents are now legally able to defend themselves. In a city that has famously awful crime rates, that is a big deal. In fact, statistics from the first part of 2014 reflect the homicide rate dropping to a 56 year low. Burglaries were down by 20% and auto thefts were down by 26%.

The image of responsible gun ownership and brazen acts of self-defense can be easily marred by the Left that would have people believe every instance would be like that of a Michigan woman. She opened fire on some shoplifters fleeing a Home Depot in the Detroit area. The woman pled guilty to reckless discharge of a firearm.

Doubtless, the debate about whether or not concealed carry firearms should be used in dangerous situations rages on. There remains the fact that the people in that store owe their lives to the right that man had to carry and use his weapon.

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San-Francisco’s-Last-Gun-Shop

In California, where all kinds of anti-gun schemes have been enacted at the state and local levels for the past 60 years to make it increasingly costly and burdensome to rum a gun store at a profit, San Francisco is now a “gun store free” city according to a report by Fox News.

Between punitive taxes, gun store free zones, paperwork, audits, inspections and now a new regulation that would force San Francisco gun stores to video tape all gun transactions and turn the tapes over to police departments upon request, the iconic High Bridge Arms store in San Francisco’s Mission District is calling it quits.

Steven Alcairo, High Bridge Arms’ general manager, said the shop installed 17 cameras to video tape transactions – which had a chilling effect on gun buyers driving down sales – and that he had to turn over his video records to police upon request – another incremental regulation that he believes was designed to target his shop. Alcairo said:

“Past regulations have required the shop to bar ads and displays from its windows and install cameras and barriers around its exterior.

“This time, it’s the idea of filming our customers taking delivery of items after they already completed waiting periods.” “We feel this is a tactic designed to discourage customers from coming to us.”

“This year, it’s this.. and next year will probably be something else,” he said. “We don’t want to wait for it.”

High Bridge Arms announced on Facebook that it would be closing and that the store would be holding a “going out of business” close-out sale of all inventory next month – an announcement that came a day after the new regulations were imposed on his store.

“It’s with tremendous sadness and regret that I have to announce we are closing our shop,” read the post. “It has been a long and difficult ride, but a great pleasure to be your last San Francisco Gun shop.”

City Supervisor Mark Farrell, who asked the city attorney’s office to draft the new restrictions, said in a statement that:

“…easy access to guns and ammunition continue to contribute to senseless violent crime here in San Francisco and across the country.” “Even though San Francisco has some of the toughest gun control laws on the books in the country — there is more we can do to protect the public.”

Gun control groups were quick to jump on the announcement that the store would be closing by implying High Bridge Arms was shutting its doors because the new video tape regulation would reveal illegal behavior. Ladd Everitt, spokesman for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said:

“….video evidence is a critical component in bringing lawbreakers to justice.” “If High Bridge Arms is so scared of implementing such a practice, my first question would be, ‘What do you have to hide?’” “Why in the world aren’t we requiring all gun stores to tape sales at this point?”

Fox News reported that California attorney Chuck Michel, who specializes in firearms law and civil rights, said the legislation seems aimed merely at giving politicians a chance to “falsely claim they are doing something about gun violence.”

“For years San Francisco politicians have inappropriately blamed licensed and inspected gun retailers for violence actually caused by gangs, drugs, and sanctuary city laws,” he said.

“The City has imposed a crushing burden of redundant and pointless regulatory red-tape on firearm retailers, all in an effort to put them out of business. Now they have gotten their wish.”

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looters

Ferguson was a battle zone a year ago and Ferguson Market and Liquor was one local business that got hit the hardest. Having been hit twice in the past year, the owner knew the mourners would be out to loot again on the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death. He was right.

Sunday night, they boarded up the store like they have had to do too many times in the past year. Once all boarded up, they then armed themselves.

The owners manned the store armed with shotguns, pistols and took the defense of their business into their own hands.

Why shouldn’t they? Last year the police were nowhere when 50 people stormed the store and took liquor and inventory while leaving a huge mess.

In November the store got looted again, and that time it was much worse. Display cases were destroyed, a fire was set, and a large amount of inventory was taken.

The owners were in a bad place. They had to ask the community for help. They started a GoFundMe page and raised $34,252 to help reopen.

The store is owned by a couple of families that all depend on the revenue to pay their bills, so this time around as the owners took their livelihood in their own hands.

Armed citizens protecting their property send a strong message to looters. A message saying “move on and find some liberal, gun-free business to loot. Don’t mess with us.”

The storeowners fired no shots and the store was not looted. They simply showed their force and let the thugs know that at least some in Ferguson won’t stand for their total disregard for the community.

Let this serve as an example why it is important to have the 2nd Amendment. Police won’t always be there to protect you. Sometimes you just have to take matters in your own hands like the owners of Ferguson Market and Liquor.

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