Archive for the 'Guns and Ammo' Category

Teachers Packing Guns – Texas School District Reinforces America’s Cowboy Image

By Tom Hanson | Related entries in Education, Guns and Ammo

The news release that a Texas School District could be the first in the nation to allow teachers and staff to pack guns for protection was deemed so preposterous it received a prominent spot on the Nutty News Network. But the story is legit – the Trustees at the Harrold Independent School District have approved […]

August 17th, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

NRA To Aim $15M At Obama This Fall

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Guns and Ammo, History, Independents, Money, Republicans

Emboldened by the recent 2nd amendment ruling, the National Rifle Association will spend $40M this fall, $15M of which will be used to paint Obama with the usual gun hating colors. Anybody want to bet they’ll use Obama’s “bitter” comments against him? Oh wait…they already have: “Our members understand that if Barack Obama is elected […]

July 1st, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Gallup: Over 70% Favor Guns For All

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Guns and Ammo, Polls, Supreme Court

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. To the question of whether or not the 2nd amendment guarantees gun rights for all or just members of state militias…it’s not even close. And even among people […]

June 27th, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Supreme Court Rules D.C. Handgun Ban Unconstitutional

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Constitution, Guns and Ammo, Law, McCain, Supreme Court

The decision was 5-4, and I would have hoped that this wouldn’t be so evenly split because I think most people in this country acknowledge that the 2nd Amendment grants people at least the baseline right to arms themselves. I mean, we’re talking about owning a gun in your home without having to put a […]

June 26th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Huckabee Jokes About Somebody Shooting At Obama

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Guns and Ammo, Huckabee

No joke. (CNN) – During a speech before the National Rifle Association convention Friday afternoon in Louisville, Kentucky, former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee — who has endorsed presumptive GOP nominee John McCain — joked that an unexpected offstage noise was Democrat Barack Obama looking to avoid a gunman. “That was Barack Obama, he just […]

May 16th, 2008 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Obama and Clinton Face Off Over Guns

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Guns and Ammo, Hillary

“She is running around talking about how this is an insult to sportsmen, how she values the Second Amendment. She’s talking like she’s Annie Oakley.” That’s Barack Obama discussing Hillary Clinton’s gun rights support in the wake of the Illinois senator’s recent comments on bitterness and voters who cling to such things as guns. Obviously, […]

April 14th, 2008 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

DNC Distorting McCain’s Position on Gun Shows

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in DNC, Guns and Ammo, McCain

Nice to see the Democratic National Committee is committing politics as usual, distorting the truth for political gain. The DNC wants voters to believe John McCain doesn’t support closing the gun show loophole – even though he literally wrote the legislation on it. From the Baltimore Sun: During a briefing this afternoon, Democratic pollster Allan […]

April 10th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Obama Courting Pro-Gun Voters in PA

By Dyre42 | Related entries in Barack, Guns and Ammo

A smart play on his part if he’s hoping to close the gap with Clinton. From The Politico: Barack Obama did not hunt or fish as a child. He lives in a big city. And as an Illinois state legislator and a U.S. senator, he consistently backed gun control legislation. But he is nevertheless making […]

April 7th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

SCOTUS Looks Prepared to Strike Down DC Handgun Ban

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Guns and Ammo, Supreme Court

Based on the justice’s demeanors and questions during today’s 2nd Amendment Supreme Court case, early guesses have the court overturning the DC handgun ban. There also looks to be a 5-4 split with the four most liberal justices bowing to the “common defense” interpretation of the amendment which focuses on the “militia” aspect as grounds […]

March 18th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Judging the 2nd Amendment

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Guns and Ammo, Law, Supreme Court

One of the most important Supreme Court cases in recent years will come before the court tomorrow as the 2nd Amendment is put on trial. This is one of the few shadowy corners of our Constitution, having received very little High Court interpretation. As such, the justices will have to determine the meaning of the […]

March 17th, 2008 | Permalink| 6 Comments »