Trevor Hughes USA TODAY Published 5:01 AM EDT Oct 24, 2018 BRIGGSDALE, Colo. – Legs crossed and gaze fixed firmly downrange, Benjamin White-Patarino settles himself onto the concrete and exhales. As he holds his breath, the afternoon wind dies and with it the rustle of the dry fall grasses. The world pauses for a moment, totally silent. BLAM. BLAM. Gunshots crack out in the silence. White-Patarino starts breathing again and stands as the wind resumes. He lowers his vintage rifle, an M1 Garand chambered in bullets as long as a finger. He breathes deeply for a few seconds, allowing oxygen to return to his muscles before he shoulders the 10-pound rifle, folds to the ground and takes aim again. BLAM. BLAM. Downrange, the lead bullets slam through a paper target and into the dirt hill behind, 10 shots in 80 seconds. Almost every one of them rips through the target’s black center, which at this distance is smaller than a pencil eraser. No fancy scope or … [Read more...] about Gun Rights in America: Is the Second Amendment under fire in the West?
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A photo of a woman brandishing a weapon in her graduation picture is the latest example of gun enthusiasts using female empowerment to further their agenda. Firearms, it would seem, have become a feminist issue. Both second amendment proponents and the gun industry are using female empowerment, and even the #MeToo movement, to sell their products and fight back against gun control. Meanwhile, the last few months have seen a spate of viral social posts by women brandishing guns, apparently in the name of feminism. On Tuesday, a 22-year-old Kent State University graduate, Kaitlin Marie, garnered headlines after posting graduation photos in which she was holding a semiautomatic rifle. Marie wrote: “As a woman, I refuse to be a victim & the second amendment ensures that I don’t have to be.” Last month, Brenna Spencer went viral after tweeting a graduation photo of herself in a “Women for Trump” shirt with a firearm tucked into her jeans. Spencer’s … [Read more...] about How women’s rights are being used to sell guns
0 Comments Trump salutes second amendment at NRA annual convention BelfastTelegraph.co.uk President Donald Trump on Friday linked the sanctity of the Second Amendment to his party’s prospects in the 2018 midterm elections, telling supporters at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention that “we’ve got to get Republicans elected”. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/trump-salutes-second-amendment-at-nra-annual-convention-36875152.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article36875145.ece/7bd2a/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_3584af80-ac1f-41d4-b5c2-b86d75fc60a2_1 Email President Donald Trump on Friday linked the sanctity of the Second Amendment to his party’s prospects in the 2018 midterm elections, telling supporters at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention that “we’ve got to get Republicans elected”. Trump struck a tough tone months after he briefly strayed from the … [Read more...] about Trump salutes second amendment at NRA annual convention
The rallies, called "Stand for the Second," were spearheaded by 18-year-old Will Riley, a senior at Carlsbad High School in New Mexico, to demonstrate that not all young people support the previous gun protests that swept the nation after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, on February 14 that killed 17 students. — Pete Suratos (@PeteSuratosTV) May 2, 2018 "In the spirit of civility with school districts around the country, we are asking for one minute less than the other side received. Additionally, it is estimated that in the US each year 1.5 million people use a firearm to defend themselves. Break that down to 16 minutes and you have 91 people using a gun responsibly and correctly. We want to draw attention to the people who are legally and effectively exercising their rights," the website states. — Alex Savidge (@AlexSavidgeKTVU) May 2, 2018 … [Read more...] about US Students Stage Nationwide Walkout to Show Support for Second Amendment
A federal judge has ruled that the Second Amendment does not protect a citizen’s right to own an AR-15 rifle and other, similar semi-automatic “military style” rifles and high capacity magazines. “AR-15s and [large capacity magazines] are most useful in military service, they are beyond the scope of the Second Amendment ... and may be banned,” Massachusetts District Court Judge William Young wrote in his ruling. The year-old case was first brought to court in January 2017 by a group of gun owners, the nonprofit Gun Owner’s Action League, and gun stores in the state. Read more At least 86 teenagers dead since the Parkland shooting Those plaintiffs had filed their lawsuit after the state’s attorney general, Maura Healey, announced in the aftermath of the 2016 Orlando, Florida shooting at the Pulse nightclub that the state would begin enforcing its 1998 ban on assault weapons. The Pulse shooting was, at the time, the deadliest mass shooting … [Read more...] about US federal judge rules that AR-15s and large capacity magazines are not protected by Second Amendment