LADSON--As Jason Mele watched people peering down the sights of Mossbergs, Bushmasters and Remingtons, he couldn’t deny that something felt different this time.[Snip]But the sentiment that drove people to the Exchange Park fairgrounds--a fear that politicians will strip Americans of their firearms after 26 people were slain at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School--was palpable Saturday, which likely went down as the most attended show in its history. This time, it could actually happen, many said. The enthusiasts cited changing times in which Washington lawmakers devise laws despite widespread disapproval. They pointed to President Barack Obama’s health care bill.
Comments: Those businesses selling ammunition (including WalMart and KMart) areound here are limiting purchases of ammunition to three boxes. If they have any left, that is, and none of the places we visited yesterday had any of the most popular ammunition. Strange to see so many bare shelves in this (former) land of plenty.
Oh--we found two gun shops that have closed since last year.
Last night I had read that NBC/Comcast has denied advertising space to local gun dealers here in Michigan. Apparently a new policy they enacted on the 8th of this month. I won´t know until tomorrow if they are also denying cable services to these dealers, but rumor has it that they are. This isn´t just gun grabbing, this is like total control.
Gunshows all over the country are seeing record numbers. Some may think it is due to paranoia. I don´t think so. The people have good reason to fear what is happening in Wash DC and many state capitals.
#2 pretty well nails it. The current administration has *never* acted in line with the ´will of the majority´. Ever...be it health care legislation, or now ´gun control´.
If nothing else, the absolute *stampedes* to gun/ammo dealers - if reported on accurately by media - would be pretty clear evidence to the country that the *majority* of Americans don´t have issues with private gun ownership, as the ´paranoid elites´ do. The same elites largely protected by armed security - who would *not* give that security up after ´enlightened laws´ were passed - bet on that.
It´s fairly obvious that the main ´gun problem´ in the US isn´t hardware related - it´s *thug* related. Unfortunately, far too many of these thugs hold government office.
Face it libtards - law abiding Americans will *not* be disarmed - and you bozos trying to *change* the definition of law-abiding will come back and bite you on the arse.
Kindly note that the "police", doj, fema, dhs and other feral gov.nyet regime brown shirters are sporting full auto "assault" rifles with many "big" magazines and most often standing in front of a tank, machine gun or guns armored vehicle, attack aircraft, armed drones, cap aircraft, flame throwers, or other banned to the public methods of "crowd control". These wonders are brought to you with taxpayer blood. You subjects only need scissors or a smile.
#1, doesn´t a federal broadcasting license prevent NBC from denying someone from advertising? Are they allowed to discriminate like that? As long as an ad is legal and doesn´t break any laws, how can the arbitrarily deny the ad?
Gun control, ´health care´, immigration, Israel, this administration has made it clear damn the torpedoes- full steam ahead in their efforts to transform this country into the country they wish to see. They have never believed they answer to We, The People. They rule and most feel this is their moment.
China has demarcated an "air-defence identification zone" over an area of the East China Sea, covering islands that are also claimed by Japan. China´s defence ministry said aircraft entering the zone must obey its rules or face "emergency defensive measures". The islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, are a source of rising tension between the countries. Japan lodged a strong protest over what it said was an "escalation". "Setting up such airspace unilaterally escalates the situations surrounding Senkaku islands and has danger of leading to an unexpected situation," Japan´s foreign ministry said in a statement.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has admitted to smoking crack cocaine and being a raging alcoholic, ranted about killing someone on tape and knocked down an elderly councilwoman - and yet he has a highest approval rating than the president of the United Stated. According to the latest poll carried out by Forum Research, the foul-mouthed, irascible Toronto mayor continues to enjoy a 42 percent job performance rating. The results of the survey of more than 1,000 responders were made public Wednesday--two days after Toronto City Council overwhelmingly voted to strip Ford of most of his mayoral powers.
Parents were ordered to send their children to a workshop on Islam or have them labelled as racist for the rest of their school career.They were sent a letter warning that the primary school pupils would have a ‘racial discrimination note’ put on their records if they did not go. Families were told to pay £5 per child for the Explore Islam trip next Wednesday to Staffordshire University, which would involve Year 4 and Year 6 children being shown Islamic artefacts. Mothers and fathers were warned: ‘Refusal to allow your child to attend will result in a Racial Discrimination note
Corruption is rife in Britain’s Pakistani community, the country’s most senior law officer has warned. Dominic Grieve said politicians needed to ‘wake up’ to the threat of corruption posed by minority communities using a ‘favour culture’. In remarks that will inflame already sensitive diplomatic relations with Pakistan, the attorney general said he was referring to ‘mainly the Pakistani community’. [Snip] But he said the rise of corruption was ‘because we have minority communities in this country which come from backgrounds where corruption is endemic. It is something we as politicians have to wake to up to’. He said electoral corruption was
Emails released late Thursday by a Republican-led congressional committee show that healthcare.gov was unable to handle more than 500 simultaneous users in the days before its disastrous October 1 launch. [Snip] On Sept. 26, the same day the president spoke at an Obamacare rally in Maryland, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services software engineer Akhtar Zaman warned the website´s project managers and contractors that testing results were ´not good and not consistent at all.´ Henry Chao, the tech expert at the project´s helm, responded that day with his own grim warning, telegraphing his fear that the new website would reprise
When Hassan Rouhani was elected President of Iran, western leaders declared, in the teeth of stark evidence to the contrary, that this man was a reformer. So they rushed to do a deal with him over Iran’s nuclear programme, considered by the west to be a threat to the free world. But Rouhani does not run Iran. The man who actually calls the shots--the only man who matters--is Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. Earlier this week, Khamenei said the Jews of Israel ‘cannot be called humans, they are like animals, some of them’
The doctor who helped the United States track down al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has been charged with murder, in the latest development in a case that has strained ties between the two countries. Shakil Afridi, hailed as a hero by US officials, was arrested after U.S. soldiers killed bin Laden in May 2011 in a secret raid that outraged Pakistan and plunged relations between the strategic partners to a new low. Pakistan arrested Afridi and sentenced him last year to 33 years in jail for membership of militant group Lashkar-e-Islam, an accusation he denies. But in August, Pakistan
13.01 Met Police say there are 37 officers working on the case. 12.59 Follow The Telegraph´s Martin Evans--@evansma--who is tweeting from the press conference at New Scotland Yard. 12.52 The women were subjected to physical beatings but there is no evidence of sexual abuse, police reveal. The Met also tells press conference that the victims had not been trafficked. There is no evidence the suspects were violent to others. 12.51 The house was searched for more than 12 hours yesterday, with police removing 55 bags of evidence and more than 2,500 exhibits. 12.50 Met Police say they are trying to
Former President George W. Bush is hoping to spread some festive cheer thanks to his passion for art, after one of his works was chosen to feature on a Christmas ornament. Available exclusively online and from the Bush Center Museum, in Dallas, Texas, the ornament features the image of a cardinal, a brightly-coloured songbird common to north America. Mr Bush originally painted the image for his friend, Ambassador Warren Tichenor, and was selected by his wife, Laura. [Snip] It is available in green or red packaging, and retails in the Museum Store at the Bush Center or online for $29.98.
The NHS is spending millions of pounds a year on unproven ‘crank’ therapies while denying drugs to cancer and dementia sufferers. The rationing body NICE has approved a raft of alternative treatments including hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome and acupuncture for headaches – despite turning down proven medicines available in Europe. Women can get free electrical stimulation therapy if they suffer from urinary incontinence and mothers-to-be with morning sickness can be prescribed ginger on the NHS. Other alternative treatments available include magnetic field therapy and tai chi for multiple sclerosis, and aromatherapy for dementia. Prince Charles has met health secretaries several times to discuss
Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee has warned that the democratic nature of the net is threatened by a "growing tide of surveillance and censorship". The warning came as he launched his World Wide Web Foundation´s annual web index report, tracking global censorship. It suggests that 94% of the countries in the index do not adequately monitor government internet interception. Thirty per cent of countries block or filter political content, it indicates. The report concludes that the current legal framework on government snooping needs urgent review. "One of the most encouraging findings of this year´s web index is how the web
The US has said a new post-2014 security deal with Afghanistan should be signed by the end of the year--conflicting with earlier comments from Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The US said it was neither "practical nor possible" to delay the signing. [Snip] He said: "I don´t trust them and they don´t trust me. The last 10 years has shown this to me. I have had fights with them and they have had propaganda against me." The BBC´s Karen Allen in Kabul says Mr Karzai also appeared to strike a new condition--saying any pact would not be signed until after elections.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on a conference call organized by Karl Rove’s Crossroads organization for large donors and their advisers on Oct. 30 that the Tea Party movement, in his view, is a “nothing but a bunch of bullies” that he plans to “punch … in the nose.” On the call, according to a donor who was on it, McConnell personally named Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) as Tea Party conservatives he views as problematic for him. “The bulk of it was an attack on the Tea Party in general, Cruz in particular,” the source, a
Fraud can be so brazen it takes people’s breath away. But for a prosecutor tasked with proving a swindle — or what federal law describes as a “scheme to defraud” — the crucial thing is not so much the fraud. It is the scheme. To be sure, it is the fraud — the individual false statements, sneaky omissions, and deceptive practices — that grabs our attention. As I’ve recounted in this space, President Obama repeatedly and emphatically vowed, “If you like your health-insurance plan, you can keep your health-insurance plan, period.” The incontrovertible record — disclosures by the Obama administration in
Fear swept through Borough Park, Brooklyn, as soon as the news got out: A young man was randomly assaulted by strangers early Friday morning, and the attack was possibly part of the so-called Knockout Game. Four men were arrested, but on Friday night only one was charged and the others were released. The attack added to a growing log of reports of such crimes in the Northeast and beyond. Young assailants were randomly picking unlucky targets and trying to knock them out with just one punch. Yet police officials in several cities where such attacks have been reported said that the “game” amounted
A teen playing the "Knockout Game" in Lansing, Michigan unwittingly targeted a concealed carry permit holder and was shot twice. He survived and is now in jail. As Breitbart News previously reported, the "Knockout Game" thrives in areas where victims are unarmed. In the "game," teens approach a stranger on the sidewalk or in an alley and punch the stranger in an attempt to knock him or her out. A punch that results in a knockout scores one point. WILX in Lansing reported that teenager Marvell Weaver, who is black, tried to knock out a father who was standing at
WASHINGTON -- Democrats quickly enjoyed the first fruits of a milestone Senate vote making it harder for the Republican minority to block President Barack Obama´s nominations: They swiftly ended a GOP filibuster against one of his top judicial selections and prepared to do the same for two others. Over the longer term, they might regret what they did and how they did it, Republicans and others are warning. When Democrats muscled the changes through Thursday over the opposition of every GOP senator, it helped heighten Congress´ already high level of partisan animosity. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., used a process that
Today, President Obama and the Democrats are faced with the opportunity to take a timeout – a timeout from ObamaCare. I believe that they should delay ObamaCare for six months to a year. America’s health care system isn’t something that can be pieced together on an ad-hoc basis amidst failing websites, party infighting, bickering insurers and a confused American public. Since the website launched last month, it has become increasingly clear that the policy – and indeed the mechanics – weren’t ready yet. And while I, along with the rest of the American people, would’ve preferred that it had worked
Joining the hosts of MSNBC’s The Cycle on Friday, legendary NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw previewed a special on the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination that will air on MSNBC that night. Recounting his experiences from that day, he said that the reaction to JFK’s assassination, “mostly in conservative states,” was encapsulated by his interaction with one man who expressed satisfaction over the president’s killing. “This was unusual but it was not unheard of,” Brokaw told the MSNBC hosts, prefacing a conservative’s reaction to JFK’s killing. “As I came running out of the announce booth, the chief engineer,
To the average American, ObamaCare is part web site disaster, part shattered campaign promise writ very, very large. Millions of Americans have already been forced out of their existing health care policies, a number that may skyrocket in the new year. Russell Simmons sees it differently. The hip-hop mogul says ObamaCare is already so successful it´s saved thousands, if not millions of lives. Yes, we initially wanted single payer, and we had to compromise back in 2009 for the Affordable Care Act. But, it is a damn good piece of legislation that has already saved hundreds of thousands, if not millions of lives. So,
“Congress is broken,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday before holding a party-line vote that disposed of rules that have guided and protected the chamber since 1789. If Congress wasn’t broken before, it certainly is now. What Reid (Nev.) and his fellow Democrats effectively did was take the chamber of Congress that still functioned at a modest level and turn it into a clone of the other chamber, which functions not at all. They turned the Senate into the House. Democrats were fully justified in stripping Republicans of their right to filibuster President Obama’s nominees — yet they will
For the White House, November has been the cruelest month, with increasing worry among Democrats that a year from now could mean another midterm electoral disaster, similar to the results in 2010 when Republicans picked up over 60 House seats to gain control and netted six Senate seats as well. Each day produces a new poll with terrible numbers for the president and his policies. The Obama approval level has dipped below 40% in several surveys in recent days, and yesterday hit an all-time low of 37% in a CBS poll — a survey that in the past has often
President Obama said Friday he does not worry much about his safety because of the “outstanding” Secret Service detail that shadows him everywhere he goes. Obama said the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago transformed the presidential security detail to a point where he hardly thinks about safety. "It´s not something I think about, mainly because we have a Secret Service that does an outstanding job every single day," Obama told ABC News in an interview set to air next week. For example, the open-air car Kennedy was riding in while shot in Dallas in 1963
Ahmad Rashad, a Pro Bowl wide receiver, has made yet another great catch. The Minnesota Vikings legend has rebounded from his broken marriage to Sale Johnson — the ex-wife of Jets owner Woody Johnson — and is said to be dating Valerie Jarrett, President Obama’s most trusted senior adviser. Rashad, a sportscaster and a close friend of Michael Jordan’s, is keeping the romance on the down low. “They haven’t gone out in public,” one source told me. “They are sneaking around.” (Rashad’s manager did not respond to questions about the relationship, and the White House declined to comment on Jarrett’s personal life.) Rashad, who