Is Owning Guns Racist?

Infowars.com
November 2, 2013

The push to brainwash the public on gun confiscation i.e. Eric Holder is rearing its ugly head once again. But fact is stronger than fiction. The spin on the NRA and bogus research studies can’t stop the liberty of the American people.

Female Student Ordered to Change out of ‘Offensive’ NRA T-Shirt

Awr Hawkins
Breitbart
Oct. 3, 2013

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A female student at Canyon High School in Anaheim Hills was ordered to change out of her t-shirt because it promoted the NRA.

According to CBS Los Angeles, Haley Bullwinkle said she was sent to the principal’s office in September “for violating the school’s dress code that forbids offensive, violent, or divisive clothing.”

The “offensive” shirt was a gift from Bullwinkle’s father, which he gave her after he became a member of the NRA.

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New App Allows its Users to Tattle on Gun Owners

App’s website encourages users to report gun owners who hold anti-government political views

Adan Salazar
Infowars.com
July 11, 2013

A new Smart Phone app describing itself as “tattle ware” allows users to upload information regarding locations where they have “gun related concerns,” allowing people to anonymously report their neighbors and others if issue is taken with their ownership of firearms.

gunappThe Gun Geo Marker app, created by a group called The Walkingtools Laboratory and available through the Google Play Android marketplace, says “marking dangerous sites on the App’s map” will let “you and others… be aware of the risks in your neighborhood.”

“The Gun Geo Marker operates very simply, letting parents and community members mark, or geolocate, sites associated with potentially unsafe guns and gun owners,” the app’s Google Play store description states.

“Electronically marking these locations can help others in the area learn about their geography of risk from gun accidents or violence,” the software’s creators claim.

GunGeoMarker.org’s “Gun Marking Guidelines” outline what types of gun owners users should be concerned with, in addition to making political jabs at the U.S. Congress, the National Rifle Association, and varying degrees of gun owners.

The program gives users the option to mark homes, businesses and other locations with different designations that the app’s creators believe will increase public safety because, as its website states, “congress has left parents with so few options to protect their families from potentially dangerous gun owners that erring on the side of safety is highly advised.”

Gun owners fearful of a centralized gun-owner database may thank the University of California in San Diego along with the Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil for the ingenious app, which can not only identify homes that are merely suspected of having guns, but can also note if those guns are loaded or not, and whether or not they may be locked in a safe.

According to the app’s guidelines, “unlocked, loaded or carelessly stored weapons should generally be treated with concern by friends, neighbors and visitors,” and should be marked.

Also, if you’ve recently just picked up your first firearm, you’re liable to be marked as a threat by someone. “First time gun owners or others who may not have not [sic] taken basic gun safety training, or who were not raised in a culture of gun safety, represent a real and present danger to their community, themselves and their family members,” the site states.

One way to gauge a potential gun owner threat, the site says, is to quiz owners on the four basic gun safety rules. “If a gun owner can not list these basic safety principles, or demonstrates a cavalier attitude toward gun safety, or becomes angry when you ask about it, then the location at which they store or use their guns should be marked as soon as it is feasible.”

As well as documenting a person who “frequently displays or brandishes weapons,” Gun Geo Marker users are encouraged to mark the homes of people “whose children speak frequently of their parent’s gun ownership, or who talk about guns as a potential tools [sic] for conflict resolution.”

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“If your children or your child’s friends know of insecure weapons (unlocked, stored loaded, or potentially accessible to your children), then the location of these weapons should be marked and other actions (such as disallowing your children from playing at that home or with those kids) should be taken immediately.”

The guidelines ignore that children left home alone might be just as likely as their parents to have to defend themselves against a home invasion, and should therefore also be properly trained on how to safely access and handle firearms.

The app’s makers also encourage users to mark the homes of anyone who owns a firearm and speaks of “radical anti-government propaganda and/or representations of paranoid political beliefs,” as these folks may also be people who support terrorist organizations. “Bumper stickers or other public displays supporting gun ownership are not a problem, but when combined with radical anti-government propaganda and/or representations of paranoid political beliefs or support for terrorist organizations, these owners and their locations may well be worth marking.”

The site does advise, however, to refrain from being overzealous in one’s markings, such as redundantly marking gun-owners who have already identified themselves with bumper stickers. “Even if it is likely – and it is – that an NRA bumper sticker indicates that a gun is stored in the home, you might also notice that such owners have already self-identified to the public, and most certainly have nothing to hide. It may be redundant to place an electronic mark near their property when they are already marking themselves.”

Given the app’s controversial aim, its makers may soon see themselves engaged in a debate similar to that of the New York newspaper that published the homes of gun owners late last year. After the Journal News featured an online map designating which homes likely harbored firearms, bold criminals began targeting those homes, leading the newspaper to take down its map, claiming New York’s newly enacted gun control laws spurred the change, not public criticism.

While attempting to be fair to the rights of individuals protected under the Constitution, the app’s website also simultaneously denounces gun ownership as a “psychological need” for some and as a way to “express an identity or some sense of personal power or strength that may be otherwise be [sic] lacking.”

As much as the software’s developers claim safety as their motivation for creating the app, the truth is it’s just technology geared to promote distrust, fear and contempt among the general population, while at the same time attempting to demonize gun ownership.

Much like 1930-Germany’s official secret police, the Gestapo, relied on a large network of informers comprised largely of average citizens, the new app enlists average citizens to spy on one another, and encourages users to single out individuals who may not feel comfortable having their firearm ownership broadcast publicly.

W. Va. Teen Who Refused to Remove NRA Shirt at School Could Face Jail Time in Related Charge

Jared Marcum, 14 was arrested in April when, officers say, he nearly incited a riot after refusing to change out of his NRA T-shirt. But the teen says he didn’t violate any school policy and was merely exercising his right to free speech. A judge is allowing prosecutors to charge him with obstructing an officer, which means Marcum could face jail time or a fine.

Jared Marcum was arrested after refusing to remove an NRA T-shirt at school in April.

Jared Marcum was arrested after refusing to remove an NRA T-shirt at school in April.
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Jared Marcum was arrested after refusing to remove an NRA T-shirt at school in April.

A West Virginia teen who was arrested after refusing to change out of his National Rifle Association T-shirt at school could face a fine and even jail time on a related charge.

A judge in Logan County Court is allowing prosecutors to charge 14-year-old Jared Marcum with obstructing an officer in the April 18 incident, reported CBS affiliate WTRF-TV.

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Newtown resurrected for Obama gun fight

Scandal-ridden administration trots out victims again

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President Obama and his allies in the mainstream media have seized upon the six-month anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., shooting to try to steer the nation’s attention back to gun control.

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D’oh! Anti-gun Democrat makes ‘bullet’ gaffe

Congresswoman fires off ‘pretty stupid’ argument about ammo

WND.COM

A member of Congress who repeatedly has sponsored legislation to ban so-called “high-capacity” ammunition magazines is being asked to learn how they work before pursuing further action.

The request to U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, a Democrat who has represented Denver since the 1990s, comes from Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith.

He wants the congresswoman to “get the facts.”

The Denver Post said the request came at a forum the newspaper assembled to hear discussion on the issues of gun control.

And it followed her statement about how a ban on magazines holding more than 15 rounds would help reduce gun violence.

“I will tell you these are ammunition, they’re bullets, so the people who have those now they’re going to shoot them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won’t be any more available,” she said.

The Post said DeGette “didn’t appear to understand” that a firearm magazine “can be reloaded with more bullets.”

Smith said, “Let’s be educated as we make this decision.”

And spokesman Andrew Arulanandam of the National Rifle Association told the newspaper the member of Congress needed some help.

“Two words – pretty stupid,” he told the newspaper, while the state Republican party said it was “extremely alarming” that DeGette was sponsoring a proposed ban “when she doesn’t even know what a magazine clip is.”

The Post reported the audience chuckled at her answer, and a Twitter feed noted state Sen. Kevin Lundberg, a Republican, told DeGette, “Just so you know, magazines are reloadable.”

DeGette’s office declined to respond to a WND request for an explanation of her comments.

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Video: Alex Jones Calls For Gun Confiscation: Special Report

Infowars.com
March 28, 2013

A scandal has erupted at Infowars.com.

Here it is straight from the gun grabber’s mouth. Listen to this self-incriminating report.

Alex has joined the Southern Baptist convention the Vatican, and other victim disarmament organizations calling for immediate gun confiscation.

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Bloomberg’s TV Blitz on Guns Puts Swing Senators on the Spot

The commercial, which will play in 13 states, makes no mention of an assault weapons ban once sought by the White House.

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Published: March 23, 2013

The commercial is an unambiguous appeal to gun owners: a middle-aged hunter, rifle in hand, vows that he will fight to protect the Second Amendment. But in a sensible, father-of-the-house tone, he also urges voters to support comprehensive background checks, “so criminals and the dangerously mentally ill can’t buy guns.”

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The man behind the advertisement is not known for his kinship with the gun crowd: Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, the nation’s fiercest advocate of restrictions on firearms since the December rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

Determined to persuade Congress to act in response to that shooting, Mr. Bloomberg on Monday will begin bankrolling a $12 million national advertising campaign that focuses on senators who he believes might be persuaded to support a pending package of federal regulations to curb gun violence. The ads, in 13 states, will blanket those senators’ districts during an Easter Congressional recess that is to be followed by debate over the legislation.

In a telling sign of how much the white-hot demands for gun control have been tempered by political reality, Mr. Bloomberg’s commercials make no mention of an assault weapons ban once sought by the White House and its allies, instead focusing on the more achievable goal of universal background checks.

“You don’t want to lose everything in the interest of getting the perfect,” Mr. Bloomberg said in an interview, acknowledging his disappointment over the apparent unlikelihood of an assault weapons ban, but insisting he is resolved to push the legislation through at a time when its prospects are uncertain.

The mayor’s advertising blitz, which will saturate television screens in states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Arizona, represents by far the biggest escalation of Mr. Bloomberg’s attempts to become a one-man counterweight to the National Rifle Association in the political clash over guns.

“The N.R.A. has just had this field to itself,” Mr. Bloomberg said. “It’s the only one that’s been speaking out. It’s time for another voice.”

After months of wrangling, the current package of Senate legislation would expand background checks for gun buyers, increase penalties for people who buy firearms for those barred from owning them and would give law enforcement new tools to combat illegal gun trafficking, a longtime goal of Mr. Bloomberg’s.

Given the mayor’s role in contributing to the ouster of an N.R.A.-backed candidate in an Illinois Congressional race a few weeks ago, his push carries an unmistakable threat to those who vote against the bills.

The ads are directed at Democratic and Republican senators in both swing states and partisan precincts. Among Mr. Bloomberg’s targets are some of the Senate’s most vulnerable Democrats, including Kay R. Hagan of North Carolina, Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana and Mark L. Pryor of Arkansas, for whom the gun issue is particularly problematic because they will need Republican votes to win re-election.

Some of the senators, such as Dean Heller of Nevada, Rob Portman of Ohio and Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania, all Republicans, represent swing states where voters are divided over guns. Other Republicans would seem to be out of reach for Mr. Bloomberg: Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Daniel Coats of Indiana and Jeff Flake of Arizona.

In each case, the commercials urge support for the measure requiring background checks for nearly all firearms purchases, not just those in gun stores, the most debated element of the legislation and a coveted goal of gun control advocates.

Mr. Bloomberg has singled out Mr. Flake, who already voted against the expansion of background checks in the Senate Judiciary Committee, by producing a special, scolding commercial aimed at Arizona. “Flake’s vote,” the ad declares, equals “no background checks for dangerous criminals.”

The mayor, who has spent tens of millions of dollars to support his favored candidates, intends to wield his “super PAC” to influence the midterm Congressional elections next year and beyond. He said he would prefer “candidates who will stop people from getting killed.”

“There is an easy measure of how you decide who those are,” he said, noting that gun rights groups rate lawmakers. “The N.R.A. keeps score of it for you. They are public information.”

To those who might fear his financial might, he added: “If they pass sensible gun legislation, there is not an issue and I don’t have to spend a dime.”

The N.R.A. plans to roll out its own lobbying campaign, using print and broadcast advertising to reach lawmakers during the recess. But its leaders said that their investment was unlikely to rival the intensity of Mr. Bloomberg’s spending, to be carried out through Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group he co-founded.

“Can we match Mayor Bloomberg dollar for dollar?” asked Chris W. Cox, the group’s chief lobbyist. “No one can. We don’t have to.”

He predicted that voters and senators would resist a message from an out-of-state magnate who is associated with government limits on soda and salt.

“What he is going to find out is that Americans don’t want to be told by some elitist billionaire what they can eat, drink and they damn well don’t want to be told how, when and where they can protect their families,” Mr. Cox said.

Thomas E. Mann, a Congressional scholar at the Brookings Institution, agreed that Mr. Bloomberg “is not popular in many of the states he is going into right now.”

He said that $12 million in advertising was unlikely to influence the outcome of the legislation unless lawmakers were convinced that Mr. Bloomberg would open his wallet again after the vote — both to reward those who supported the bill and to punish those who did not. “That is absolutely key,” Mr. Mann said.

Mr. Flake, for example, was just elected and will not face voters again until 2018.

For those like Mr. Bloomberg, who believed the shooting in Newtown, Conn., was a turning point in the gun debate, it is a somewhat humbling moment. President Obama has called for bold action, and former Representative Gabrielle Giffords has lent her personal story to the cause.

Still, what they are now fighting for is, by the admission of gun control advocates, a diminished version of what they wanted — and even that is proving a tough sell.

“These ideas shouldn’t be controversial,” the president said in his radio address on Saturday.

Mr. Bloomberg lamented that “sausage and the law aren’t pretty the way they are made.”

But he is eager to seize what he can. “I think you’ve got as good a chance as we’ve ever had,” the mayor said.

Jennifer Steinhauer contributed reporting.

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Obama To Hit The Trail On A Mission To Revive Gun Control Fight

Gun control groups, White House prepare to step up the fight with legislation on the table

Image by Lior Mizrahi / Getty Images

Evan McMorris-Santoro BuzzFeed Staff

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is ready to hit the road on a new campaign-style public relations trip, hoping to breathe new life into the push for stronger gun control laws.With Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid planning to bring a scaled back package of gun legislation to the Senate floor early next month, the White House is hoping they can rebuild some of the momentum that has been lost in the months since the Newtown shootings.

A White House official would not comment on the timing of more presidential travel, but said people should expect to see Obama travel outside DC to bolster his insistence that gun control measures “deserve a vote” in Congress.

Obama will have help. Over the coming two-week congressional recess, representatives of the Brady Campaign and Mike Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns tell BuzzFeed they’re gearing up for major campaigns aimed at ginning up votes for gun control over recess. That includes grassroots lobbying of members while they’re home and other efforts.

The president got the ball rolling with his weekly address Saturday, which focused on gun violence. Obama called on congress take action.

“We’ve made progress over the last three months, but we’re not there yet,” he said. “And in the weeks ahead, I hope Members of Congress will join me in finishing the job – for our communities and, most importantly, for our kids.”

Obama has been lobbying members on both sides on a number of legislative priorities, including gun violence. Talk of guns was part of Obama’s recent “charm offensive” on Capitol Hill. But Reid’s dropping of the ban on so-called assault weapons from the Senate gun bill and the withdrawal of an Obama judicial nominee opposed by the NRA are clear indications that momentum has shifted towards gun rights supporters on Capitol Hill.

The president and his allies hope to regain the upper hand, and advocates of gun control point to polling showing widespread public support for universal background checks (even among gun owners) as evidence that there’s still interest in taking action following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary.

But polling doesn’t always equal votes in Congress, where aides on both sides of the aisle say much of the momentum has either stalled or been reversed. Indeed, several senior Democratic aides have said in recent weeks that at best Congress can be expected to pass some sort of mental health legislation and tighter controls on black market sales, and possibly a modest expansion of background checks — unless something significant changes.

Clearly aware of those dynamics, the president is hoping he can use the bully pulpit to force reticent members to take on the NRA.

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Sandy Hook families rip Michael Moore’s call to release crime scene photos

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FoxNews.com

Filmmaker Michael Moore’s suggestion that showing crime scene photos of the children slain at Sandy Hook will hasten the demise of the National Rifle Association is not getting rave reviews in the shattered Connecticut community.The left-wing social critic wrote in his blog Wednesday an item titled “America, You Must Not Look Away (How to Finish Off the NRA),” in which he recommended releasing the undoubtedly gruesome photos of the 20 children killed on Dec. 14, 2012, some of whom were shot up to 11 times. Moore said the fact that Americans have “done nothing to revise or repeal” the Second Amendment “makes us responsible.”

“ … and that is why we must look at the pictures of the 20 dead children laying (sic) with what’s left of their bodies on the classroom floor in Newtown, Connecticut.”

Moore predicted a parent of a child killed in the horrific elementary school massacre or another high-profile mass shooting would make pictures available, adding “and then nothing about guns in this country will ever be the same again.”

“For the families and the community, we just want to get back to a normal life and that would be a horrendous offense to the families.”

– Dorrie Carolan, Newtown Parent Connection

Jeremy Richman, whose 6-year-old daughter Avielle was killed in the attack by gunman Adam Lanza — a 20-year-old, mentally-troubled local man who later killed himself as police responded — said Moore’s idea is off-base.

“I would be very strongly against that,” an incredulous Richman said when being informed of Moore’s idea.

Another parent of a 6-year-old boy killed in the attack, in Newtown, Conn., was upset that such an idea would be proposed.

“You can imagine what my reaction to that is,” the outraged mom said, declining any further comment.

Several other parents of young victims declined to comment when reached by FoxNews.com. Attempts to reach Veronique Pozner, who took Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy by the hand to show him her son’s body at his open-casket funeral in December, were unsuccessful.

Pozner later told a reporter that she “owed it” to her son, the youngest of the Newtown victims, when asked why she wanted Malloy to see the damage to Noah Pozner’s body.

“I owed it to him as his mother — the good, the bad, the ugly,” Pozner told the Stamford Advocate. “It is not up to me to say I am only going to look at you and deal with you when you are alive, that I am going to block out the reality of what you look like when you are dead. And as a little boy, you have to go in the ground. If I am going to shut my eyes to that I am not his mother. I had to bear it. I had to do it.”

Moore’s proposal would be a “horrendous offense” to relatives of the Sandy Hook tragedy, Dorrie Carolan, co-president of the Newtown Parent Connection, told FoxNews.com.

“For the families and the community, we just want to get back to a normal life and that would be a horrendous offense to the families,” Carolan said. “There’s no need for any of that.”

Carolan, who knows several of the victim’s families, said she could not imagine anyone connected to the mass shooting who would consider Moore’s idea to be a “positive” development.

“It’s going to be a long healing process and to dredge up pictures of the crime scene would not be a good thing,” she told FoxNews.com. “We want to remember the little angels as they were, with their happy expressions and faces and you want to think of the teachers trying to hold them safe and not to see the pictures of their bodies. I think it would be terrible.”

Most of the families in the “very, very close” community have begun participating again in activities in and around Newtown, Carolan said, but the cyclical grief process is far from over.

“When you see the families, you want to acknowledge them, you want to hug them, but you don’t want to pry,” she said. “You don’t want to bring it up to them. So nobody really knows what to do. Nobody really knows what we should be doing … But to dredge up pictures would just take us backwards.”

In the weeks following the attack, several parents spoke out on the gun debate, with many saying the shootings cried out for new gun control laws and others saying such measures were not the answer.

When Neil Heslin, whose son Jesse was among the victims, spoke at a Connecticut legislative hearing on gun control, he challenged those in attendance to explain why citizens should be allowed to own assault weapons.

“Not one person can answer that question,” he said, after beseeching the crowd to reply.

When a member of the audience answered: ”Second Amendment shall not be infringed,” several media outlets reported that the distraught father had been “heckled” by gun rights advocates, though the videotape showed that was not the case.

FoxNews.com’s Perry Chiaramonte contributed to this report.

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