Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN First Things First
Friday, June 24, 2016

White House: “We Shouldn’t Have ‘Assault Weapons’”

The Obama administration wants to ban your guns. “It’s our view that we shouldn’t have ‘assault weapons’ available,” said White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, speaking before San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club on Wednesday. “They’re really dangerous.”

What’s really dangerous, actually, is Jarrett’s incredible lack of knowledge about President Barack Obama’s pet issue. On a conference call with anti-gun advocates earlier in the week, Jarrett disingenuously tried to get us to believe that she has had real people come up to her and say, “I enjoy going to the firing range and using the assault weapons, but the pleasure derived from that compared to the horrendous damage that it can do … the damage warrants banning assault weapons.” 

Said no gun owner, ever. Actual gun owners know that the AR-15 rifles Jarrett and Obama want to ban are not really “assault weapons,” but common semi-automatic rifles. The real danger here is this administration’s relentless agenda to strip Americans of their Second Amendment rights.


Big 3 Networks Slant Gun News—Yet Again

A story in Wednesday’s Washington Times reported that a new study reveals America’s three largest news networks took advantage of the recent Orlando terrorist attack to push their ill-concealed gun-ban agenda.

According to a Media Research Center analysis released this week, ABC, NBC and CBS used news coverage “to advance the preferred political line of the Democrats, in this election year, to push for more gun control.” Geoffrey Dickens, who led the research conducted June 12-17, wrote, “Broadcast network news programs flooded their shows with statements favoring gun control over gun rights by a ratio of 8 to 1.”

The study examined 57 different gun policy stories that followed the Orlando attack, and results indicate the coverage wasn’t even close to being even. “The study found a huge disparity in the airtime devoted to advancing more gun control versus arguments in favor of gun rights,” Dickens said, noting that the time spent in favor of more gun control was 65 minutes, compared to eight minutes spent on Second Amendment rights and other pro-gun issues.    


New England Journal Of Medicine Proposes Easy Solutions For Problems It Admits Have No Easy Solutions

On Wednesday, the New England Journal of Medicine wrote, “Gun violence is a complicated problem.” Referencing mass shootings, suicides, homicides and accidents, the Journal warned, “Any group—on any part of the political spectrum—promising an easy solution and speaking absolutes does not grasp the reality.”

The Journal then proposed its own easy solutions: “Although these four types of gun violence have varied root causes and solutions, easy access to guns is a unifying thread;” “universal background checks should be instituted for every gun sale in every setting in this country;” and “A first common-sense step would be a renewed ban on ‘assault weapons.’” 

However, the 78 percent of docs who do not belong to leftist medical groups (like the AMA) question how “universal” background checks will stop killers who pass background checks; how they will prevent criminals who buy guns on the street from getting them; and how a ban on popular rifles that are used in less than 2 percent of violent crime will stem gun crime.


Dem “Sit-In” Spurs Unexpected Action

The toddler-like “sit-in” yesterday by Democrat representatives in the U.S. Congress—who apparently don’t like the way politics work when they are in the minority—was inspired to spur action. And, ironically, it did.

According to a report in The Hill, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said yesterday that he plans to go out and buy a new gun after the Democrats staged the rule-breaking fiasco.

“I’ve had it with the gun grabbing Democrats and their sit in anti 2nd amendment Jihad,” King tweeted early Thursday morning. “I'm going to go home and buy a new gun.” 

That’s probably not what the Democrat legislators had in mind when staging their embarrassing prank, but it is action. They should be proud.


NYT: LGBT Second Amendment Activist Speaks Out Against Gun Control

Concerned about California’s proposed gun-control initiatives, pro-gun activist Nicki Stallard took to Facebook in May, asking, “If Gavin Newsom gets [the Safety For All Act] passed, how will transgender women like me be able to protect ourselves?” 

The message resonated, causing many to question whether their biases against firearms really helped keep those they were supposedly allied with any safer. 

Then the Orlando LGBT nightclub terror attack occurred. 

Now, with liberals and anti-gun politicians everywhere using that tragedy as a rallying cry for more gun control, Stallard is again speaking out for her right to protect herself. In a New York Times editorial titled “The LGBT Case for Guns,” Stallard questions the idea emerging in the LGBT community that these laws will prevent another Orlando. “This is a call to LGBT people to take their own defense seriously, and to question the left-leaning institutions that tell them guns are bad,” she wrote. “If you don’t defend yourself, no one else will.”


Gun Works Better Than Paperwork For Tennessee Woman

A Tennessee woman proved on Tuesday that a gun in the hand is more likely to save your life than a restraining order.

According to local media reports, the Goodlettsville, Tenn., woman went to her neighbor’s house and returned later to find her ex-boyfriend hiding under her bed. The homeowner had a restraining order issued against the man, and he had three outstanding violations against that order. 

Local police said the woman shot the man in self-defense and will face no charges. 

“Good for her!” neighbor Mary Alice Lovell told News 2 when she heard the news. “In this case, if he was trying to abuse her and she had a gun and she had a restraining order against him, then she has to protect herself.”


More Like This From Around The NRA