Speaker of the House John Boehner was one of many Republicans campaigning to stop Obama’s agenda, including the anti-gun ObamaCare and the President’s illegal executive amnesty decree.
But that was before the election. Now fast forward to the battle over the anti-gun funding bill last week, which saw Speaker Boehner and the President working arm-in-arm to pass it.
When President Obama, who almost never personally whips members of Congress, did just that to pass the massive spending bill, you know it was a big deal.Read More
Australia’s strict gun laws are at the center of Monday’s deadly hostage siege in Sydney, at least in the minds of American gun-rights advocates.
The suspected gunman, who was holding people hostage inside a downtown Sydney cafe, was reportedly killed during a police raid early Tuesday morning, local time, following a 16-hour standoff. Two hostages died during the confrontation with police.Read More
“[B]etween 40 and 50 Republican representatives have already jumped ship and are opposing the Republican leadership,” Gun Owners of America told members in a Tuesday alert describing rank and file push-back against what is being widely perceived as a GOP betrayal and sell-out. “This means that at least a fifth -- and maybe more -- of [House Minority Leader Nancy] Pelosi’s minions will have to be ordered to support [House Speaker John] Boehner for it to pass. And Pelosi has made it clear to the press that the bill will have to be altered to be satisfactory to her in order for her to provide those votes.Read More
Some gun rights advocates are urging lawmakers to defund the federal government over what they see as a major threat to the Second Amendment.
Gun Owners of America (GOA) says Republicans should vote against a trillion-dollar government funding package Thursday afternoon that would avert another shutdown in Washington, because it would also provide more than $1billion in support for “Barack Obama’s anti-gun executive actions.”
“It ‘fights gun violence’ with $1.1 billion — an increase of $53 million,” said GOA’s chairman and executive director Tim Macy.Read More
On behalf of one million law-abiding gun owners, we are asking you, in the strongest terms, to vote against the anti-gun omnibus appropriations bill.Read More
A concealed carrier in Hartford, Alabama saved himself and his wife from a group of armed robbers over the weekend.
The couple was returning to their home on Friday night when they were approached by a group of armed men.
The husband, fearing for their safety, drew a firearm and opened fire on the men.Read More
Sixty-three percent of Americans questioned in a Gallup survey conducted in October and released this month said they believe having a gun in their house makes it a safer place to be.
“A record-high percentage in U.S. say guns makes homes safer,” said Gallup in its analysis of the survey. The organization has polled on this issue in five surveys going back to 1993 (although the question in the 1993 survey was somewhat different than in later surveys).Read More
A father of five opened fire on an armed intruder who entered his Nashville home in broad daylight Tuesday morning.
John McCormick was home with his wife and five children when the suspect, who was armed with a 9mm handgun and had his face covered with a bandanna, walked in through an unlocked door at about 9 a.m. The suspect then demanded cash and other valuables, according to reports from local media.
“He said, ‘I’ve been itching to bust somebody,'” McCormick told reporters.Read More
LANCASTER – A store clerk said she feared for her life when she fired a shot at a steak knife-wielding masked man attempting to rob the store before he ran out Monday night, she told Lancaster police.
"I fired one shot at him and I missed him," the City Center Drive Thru clerk said, sounding scared and breathless during the 911 call.
The clerk described the masked man as about 5 feet 7 inches tall with a medium build, wearing black sweatpants and a gray hooded sweatshirt with a mask that also seemed to be made out of sweatshirt material with two eye holes cut out. She said it looked like the man was wearing sunglasses under the mask.Read More
An 82 year old man in Mississippi used a .38 caliber handgun to defend himself from a woman and her boyfriend who claimed they were delivering meals as a ploy to attempt to gain access to the man’s home.
According to local media reports,
That woman had come to his home several times in the past couple of weeks.Read More