Since 2013, nearly 5,000 guns have been destroyed in Tucson, Ariz. The destruction has come at the hands of the Tucson Police Department, which, rather than selling off the firearms turned in by citizens or seized from crime investigations, has elected instead to dispose of them permanently. Roughly 86 percent of the retrieved guns over the the last three-and-a-half years have been destroyed.
Now, one lawmaker is taking issue with that. Republican state Rep. Mark Finchem argues that the city is violating a 2013 state law that requires the sale of otherwise legal guns obtained by law enforcement agencies. Finchem has asked Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to intervene, and Brnovich is investigating the complaint.
NRA Board member Todd Rathner sided with Finchem. “They are willfully disobeying state law,” Rathner noted. “They are making determinations based on a politicized description of a firearm.”
Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Think Media Are Biased Toward Hillary
In answer to the question, “Who do you think the media, including major newspapers and TV stations, would like to see elected president: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?”, 75.9 percent of 1,000 adults surveyed answered Clinton, while only 7.9 percent answered Trump. The remaining 16-plus percent chose “neither” or “undecided.”
In addition, last week an Associated Press/GfK poll showed 56 percent of likely voters believe the media is biased against Trump. Surprisingly, over half of Clinton’s own supporters believe media is biased toward her, versus 8 percent who think media is against her.
Can there be any more dramatic evidence of bias than when Hillary’s own supporters—in the face of negative coverage of multiple Clinton scandals—still think the media is in the tank for her?
Chuck Norris: “Our Second Amendment Rights Have Never Been In More Jeopardy”
In his tenth-anniversary column for wnd.com, actor and “Walker, Texas Ranger” star Chuck Norris recapped the dangers Americans have faced during the Obama administration—and warns readers that, if we don’t all take the time to head to the polls on Nov. 8, our rights could be roundhouse-kicked into the dustbin of history.
Under Obama, Norris points out, gun owners have been subject to executive orders, additional gun-free zones and a general dismissal of our culture. (Remember his comments about clinging to guns and religion?) While he’s worked at hamstringing our rights, he’s also commuted more prisoners than the past 11 presidents combined—all of which has contributed to a spike in crime.
With the Supreme Court on the line and a virulently anti-gun candidate on the ballot, the worst may be yet to come—if Americans don’t vow to protect the rights this country was founded upon before all else. “It is imperative that we take action now, lest we doom … our posterity’s right to bear arms only to a constitutional piece of paper that sits under glass at the National Archives,” Norris warned.
Your Help Needed To Get Out The Vote
Want to do even more to assure that we don’t wake up Nov. 9 with a President Hillary Clinton? Here’s how you can help.
NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action has announced that NRA members and pro-gun supporters can help by making phone calls to targeted Second Amendment voters, on their own time, from the comfort of their own home, no matter where they live. By working together and putting in whatever time you may have, this is an opportunity for all of us to be a part of something great and to make an incredible impact.
The system is very straightforward, just be sure to follow the prompts. The target phone numbers are fellow Second Amendment supporters that we need to turn out to vote, and most of these individuals will be happy to hear from you!
USE YOUR POWER!
Your help is needed to get out the pro-gun rights vote next Tuesday. To get started,click here.
Anti-Gunners Protest Proposed N.Y. Gun Shop
Opponents of a proposed gun shop in Harrison, N.Y., have started an online petition against the business and, within 24 hours, had gathered more than 1,500 signatures, ABC7NY.com reports.
Even though the owner of L and L Sports, Louis Vacchio, has operated his business for 15 years, says that most of his clientele are members of law enforcement, and pledges to keep his inventory secured—and even posted his phone number for people to contact him directly—opposition against the business is mounting fast on social media.
Protestors plan a demonstration at the next town board meeting on Thursday, but the store may already be open by then.
Virginian Defends Home From Invaders
A man and woman were in their Henrico County, Va., home when two men came knocking at 2 a.m. They told the homeowner someone had hit his car, but investigators say it was simply a ploy to lure him outside.
That’s when police say they stormed into the home in an attempted robbery. When the homeowner heard the suspects fighting with the woman, he charged back inside the house, grabbed his gun and opened fire.
Officers responding to the scene told WTVR CBS 6 the suspects fled, but were quickly apprehended. They were both escorted to a nearby hospital for treatment of life-threatening gunshot wounds, but one suspect died a short time later from his injuries. A neighbor told reporters he had seen both suspects earlier in the day, and, “Later on that night, I heard, ‘Pow, pow, pow, pow!’ Then I looked out the window and saw [the] fire department, ambulance.”