Video: Anti-gun Oregon lawmaker refuses to answer basic questions about gun registration form

burdick-1In a video posted Tuesday by Laughing at Liberals, Ginny Burdick, the rabidly anti-gun Oregon Democrat who once laughed about a shooting victim, refused to answer even basic questions about a gun registration form.

Not only does she refuse to answer basic questions, she surrounded herself with five police officers to protect her from a citizen journalist with a camera.

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Former Justice Stevens wants to change the Second Amendment

Former Justice John Paul Stevens would like to change the Second Amendment.

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens thinks the Second Amendment should be changed and he says so in the pages of his new book, an excerpt of which was published by the Washington Post, igniting a new debate about gun rights.

Justice Stevens would like to add five words to the amendment: “when serving in the militia,” right after “shall not be infringed.”

It is almost as though the retired jurist is contending that, because he did not care for the 5-4 ruling in the Heller case that affirmed the Second Amendment protects an individual right to have a firearm, he now wants to change the constitution. Continue reading

Deadly force debate erupts anew after jury acquittal in car theft shooting

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Renewed focus on using deadly force to stop property crimes is one result of the Spokane verdict that acquitted a man on manslaughter charges for killing a suspected car thief.

When a Spokane, Wash., jury acquitted a local man of manslaughter charges for the March 2013 shooting death of a man who was trying to seal his SUV, it provided new fuel for a long-burning debate over the use of lethal force to protect property.

Gail Gerlach is a free man today after the 11-woman, one-man  jury deliberated for only a few hours, and then deciding separately that he was justified in his actions, thus setting the stage for state reimbursement of his legal defense bills, which could come to an estimated $300,000.

The family of the dead man, 25-year-old Brendon Kaluza-Graham, was distraught over the verdict, and his grandmother told reporters that her grandson was “a sacrificial lamb.” Continue reading

Thousands rally against New York gun control law in Albany

nygunrallyOn Monday, an estimated 3,000 people rallied outside New York’s state capitol in Albany to protest the state’s SAFE Act, the gun control law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in January.

“Dozens” of others rallied inside the capitol building in support of gun control.

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OK man aids neighbor during home burglary, one perp dead

Kyle FordAnother home invasion has left another invader dead, shot by the neighbor of a homeowner who found herself under siege on Saturday.

According to Oklahoma station NewsOn6 (h/t Weasel Zippers), Dana Lewis, 46, of Muskogee was approached outside her home around 9:45 p.m. by three white men who forced their way inside, demanding “property.”

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Connecticut Carry defies lawmakers, to ‘either enforce or repeal’ gun ban

roflbotA pro-Second Amendment group has upped the ante in the gun revolt currently going on in Conn.

The group Connecticut Carry has defied lawmakers and challenged them to “either enforce or repeal the 2013 anti-gun laws.

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Ted Nugent: ‘I got Piers Morgan’s a*s thrown out’ at CNN, Don Lemon, Wolf Blitzer next

nugent1Motor City Madman Ted Nugent took credit for Piers Morgan’s program being canceled at CNN. He also said Don Lemon and Wolf Blitzer are next.

According to Talking Points Memo, the outspoken gun rights activist made the statement while appearing with Erin Burnett Monday night.

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Law professor believes Second Amendment permits strong gun control

Gun free zoneOn Jan. 15, a debate on the issue of Second Amendment rights occurred. It was co-sponsored by Stanford Continuing Studies and the Department of Theater and performance Studies.

The debate featured a law professor against an attorney and adjunct professor who teaches Constitutional Law and Appellate.

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Gun owners revolt in Connecticut, fail to register firearms, magazines

You want my guns, come and take them

You want my guns, come and take them

Legislators in Connecticut are concerned because many gun owners have failed to register their large-capacity magazines.

Some owners missed the registration deadline of Dec. 31. This was due to last minute attempts by several of them; they cite post office closings early, around noon, on New Year’s Eve as the reason.

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Harvey Weinstein’s 24-hour 180-degree turn

Harvey Weinstein and violenceThat was quick! It took filmmaker Harvey Weinstein less than 24 hours to recognize the error of his ways. Last night, the producer of several violent films, appeared on CNN’s Piers Morgan and was asked by the host about his plans to make a film that will make the NRA “wish they weren’t alive.”

Here is Weinstein’s response (video clip is here):

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