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Poll: 29% of Registered Voters Believe Armed Revolution Might Be Necessary

Do you distrust your government enough to think an armed revolution might be necessary in the next few years in order to protect your liberties? According to a recent poll, 29% of registered voters think so. The survey was a PublicMind poll conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University and given to 863 people, with a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points. Dan Cassino, professor of Political Science at the University […]

Boston Terrorists Didn't Have Gun Permits, Massachusetts Official Says

The suspected terrorists accused of bombing the Boston Marathon, killing a police officer and shooting it out with cops in the streets of Watertown did not have licenses for their guns, an official tells the Associated Press: Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert Haas tells The Associated Press in an interview Sunday that neither Tamerlan Tsarnaev nor his brother Dzhokhar had permission to carry firearms. More than 200 rounds of ammunition were […]

Gun Control: Senate Vote on Manchin-Toomey Bill Is Expected Today

Will the Manchin-Toomey background check bill get the necessary 60 votes needed in the Senate? The Washington Post did an analysis and determined only 21 of the 100 Senate votes are in play. Here is their breakdown: The 16 Republicans who voted with Democrats to proceed: Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Lindsey […]

Sen. Mark Pryor's Inconsistent History on Gun Control

Thursday the Senate voted to advance the gun control debate with a procedural vote to allow a legislation package to move forward. Only two Democrats voted no – including Mark Pryor, the vulnerable Senator from Arkansas. Pryor has a history of inconsistency when it comes to gun control and Thursday’s vote, being so close to the 2014 re-election campaign, begs more questions on whether the Senator is or is not a proponent of […]

Senate Votes to Advance Gun Debate

The Senate took a procedural vote Thursday on whether it will allow formal consideration of a firearm reform package to move forward. Sixteen Republicans were among the senators who advanced the legislation by a comfortable 68-31 margin. Only two Democrats voted against the measure, including vulnerable red-state Democrat Mark Pryor of Arkansas, who will soon be up for re-election. However, a “yes” vote at this stage in the process does […]

Gun Control Efforts Revived in Senate

Senators struck a bipartisan deal Wednesday to expand background checks in gun transactions, inflaming the National Rifle Association while drawing support from a growing number of lawmakers. The proposal, drafted by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), calls for an incremental expansion of NICS background checks for sales at gun shows and over the Internet. While both Senators are vocal gun owners and carry “A” ratings from the […]

Colorado Rep. Botches the Basics on Gun Ammunition

Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette whose district includes Denver, Colorado, took part in a Denver forum Wednesday about gun control. DeGette has sponsored legislation in two congresses to ban high-capacity ammunition clips. But at the forum, participants noticed that the congresswoman seemed confused about how guns work. Can clips never be re-loaded with more ammunition congresswoman? ReactionLOL (1) It’s a Trappp! (0) Bias (0) Losing (1) Fail (1) Winning (0) Aww (0)