FBI Director James Comey recently said a flaw in the gun background check system allowed Dylann Roof to purchase the gun he allegedly used to kill nine people in a church in Charleston, S.C.
But the fact is, the entire background check system is flawed. Not only is it unconstitutional — and disarming many law-abiding citizens — it’s failing to keep guns out of criminals’ hands and is not keeping people safe.
Consider Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, who used a gun stolen from a federal agent to allegedly kill Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco.
The same is true for Adam Lanza at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and Jacob Tyler Roberts at the Clackamas Mall in Oregon. Background checks failed to stop these killers from stealing their guns and committing atrocities.
If Roof had been denied a gun by a background check, couldn’t he have stolen his weapon, just as Lanza and Roberts did? Couldn’t he have used a fake ID to illegally purchase one?Read More
In the wake of Thursday night’s Louisiana shooting, the media has made much ado about the President’s “prediction” that law gun control laws would lead to more shootings.
But the reality is that strict gun control laws made Thursday night’s shooting at the Lafayette Grand Theater possible.
While facts are still pouring in, here’s what we already know:Read More
Gun production has more than doubled over the course of the Obama administration, according to a new report from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.Read More
Newsmax is out with our list of 2015's 100 Most Influential Pro-Gun Rights Advocates.Read More
That Dylann Roof was able to purchase a firearm despite a drug arrest comes as evidence that background checks have been an “utter failure,” says a leading gun-rights group.Read More
The news reporter for this station summed up gun ownership for self-defense in her opening segment; “Those who work here were prepared because they know what it’s like to be victims.”
Well, almost. It’s good to be armed before knowing what it’s like to be a victim, but you get the idea.
Robbed just 12 days earlier, the workers at the Super K store in Houston were prepared for trouble this time around.
When three armed men stormed into the store, they went to the register and pistol-whipped an employee. One of the armed men waited by the door to hold it open. The owner’s brother was on break, but still in the store, when the robbery was happening.Read More
It’s amazing what armed citizens can do to help preserve the peace when government gets out of the way, and allows law-abiding citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback just signed a bill legalizing so-called “constitutional carry”—allowing citizens to exercise their right to carry a firearm for self-defense without permits—less than two weeks ago.
It has already proven instrumental to thwarting a robbery.
24 year old Joey Tapley was a key witness in Friday’s armed robbery for weapons inside the Academy Sports and Outdoors store in Topeka.Read More
Sleeping naked could be the latest innovation in home security, provided you’re imposing enough to scare would-be burglars out of their wits.
A Georgetown, Texas man said that he was awoken Wednesday night by a flashlight moving outside his bedroom door, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
He checked on his sleeping wife, grabbed his 9mm handgun and went to investigate — stark naked.
“I have a tattoo of the grim reaper, my hair is sticking up all crazy and I’m naked,” said the homeowner, who asked that his name be withheld for safety reasons. “I’m not sure if [the burglar] was more afraid of me or the gun.”Read More
Two armed robbers picked the wrong pharmacy to knock off in São Paulo.
According to a video uploaded to Liveleaks, the man in a leather jacket is a warrant officer in the São Paulo Metropolitan Police. From start of the robbery to the time the second robber beat feet, this off-duty police officer was a smooth operator every step of the way!Read More
A man was shot and killed during a home invasion in Upper Marlboro, Maryland early Monday morning.
Police were called for a report of a home invasion at a house inside of a gated community in the 6100 block of Blue Sage Lane around 2:40 a.m.
Sources tell ABC 7's Brad Bell that the deceased was previously in a relationship with the homeowner and called the homeowner the night before threatening to come to the house and “kill everybody inside".