Thought for the day

"History teaches us who we could be." -- Michael Rivero

The June ruling handed down by the Supreme Court in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen sent shock waves through the administration of Democratic New York Gov. Kathy Hochul. The decision declared the state’s gun permit procedures clearly violated the Second Amendment.

In a report issued by the FBI, California ranked first for the most active shooter incidents in 2021. The state has been in the top spot in three of the past five years.

Usually when a government starts taking your weapons you begin to lose other freedoms. Also, assault style weapons aren't the problem, I could do more damage with an LPG tanker, some chains and locks for doors, some road flares,and a cutting torch.The whole idea is ludicrous, these laws won't stop homegrown terrorists and people with mental health issues. I’ve owned firearms since I was 5 and had received my first single shot .22. I've never posted a picture of myself holding my weapon on social media.

new report from the House Oversight Committee says that leading gunmakers use "aggressive marketing tactics" which emphasize masculinity, and make 'veiled references' to white supremacist groups "like the Boogaloo Bois" (which isn't a 'far-right' group at all) in order to sell guns. In short, a massive gaslighting campaign.

In a survey commissioned by Winchester, 75% of centerfire rifle shooters used an MSR or "Modern Sporting Rifle." MSR is a term commonly used to refer to the AR-15 family of rifles.

Winchester found that 60% of those who hunt use a centerfire rifle, specifically an MSR. 40% of all hunters surveyed used MSRs such as the AR-15 for hunting.

Come next January, Alabama will be the 25th state to allow the carrying of concealed weapons without a permit. Alabama will soon join Indiana which in March of this year passed a new statute allowing permitless concealed carry in that state—sometimes called "constitutional carry." In 2021 alone, at least six states passed their own provisions legalizing permitless concealed carry: Arkansas, Iowa, Montana, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah. Essentially, any law-abiding citizen over a certain age (usually 18 or 21 years of age) can now carry a concealed firearm in these states.

The Supreme Court ruling expanding gun rights threatens to upend firearms restrictions across the country as activists wage court battles over everything from bans on AR-15-style guns to age limits.

The decision handed down in June already has led one judge to temporarily block a Colorado town from enforcing a ban on the sale and possession of certain semi-automatic weapons.

Over the weekend, Houston’s democrat Mayor Sylvester Turner held a gun buyback event in a church parking lot where residents could turn in their firearms and receive a gift card ranging from $50 to $200 with no questions asked.