More Americans support Gun Rights than Gun Control

By a margin of 52 percent to 46 percent, more Americans say that protecting their gun rights is more important than gun control, according to the Pew Research Center.

Among African-Americans, Pew found that a majority, 54 percent, now say that gun ownership does more to protect people than to endanger personal safety.

Among whites, some 62 percent now see guns as a protection, up from 54 percent in December 2012, according to Pew.



Gun sales go ‘boom’ on Black Friday

With almost 3 background checks per second (nearly three times the daily average) the federal background check system almost set a new record of more than 175,000 background checks this past Friday, according to the FBI.

This past Friday saw the highest number of background checks ever for a Black Friday, and second in history overall. The highest day on record was December 21, 2012, with more than 177,000 background checks.

Firearm background checks have doubled from the more than 9 million conducted when the system was implemented in 1999. And now they want to implement Initiative 594 which expands background checks to people buying firearms in private sales or simply trading them.

Ten factors can disqualify you from purchasing a firearm:

  • documented drug problem
  • mental illness
  • undocumented immigration status
  • dishonorable military discharge
  • renunciation of U.S. citizenship
  • felony conviction
  • arrest warrant
  • restraining order
  • history of domestic violence
  • indictment for any crime punishable by longer than one year of prison

Ohio Resident Shoots Two of Four Intruders During Home Invasion

Article by Awr Hawkins

A Columbus, Ohio man who happened to be at his residence during a daytime home invasion shot two of the four invaders as they attempted to burst through the door.

The incident took place on November 20th.

According to, the resident was in his apartment when three men and a woman “attempted to force their way into [the] apartment” at about 5:30 p.m. The intruders were greeted with gunfire and two of them were hit.

Police found and apprehended the two wounded suspects nearby and transported them to a local hospital. “Both were critically injured.”

Neighbors say this same apartment was robbed last year, and that one of the residents was attacked and “hit so hard so hard on the side of the head…with a baseball bat” that it cut his ear in half.

Not this time.

Ammo supplies are still tight

It’s a drought of a different variety, and as a result, customers are clamoring to grab every box of gun ammunition they can get their hands on; wherever they can find it.

However, retailers across the country, big and small, are facing the same situation — a massive shortage on gun ammunition.

Since January, rounds of ammunition have become increasingly difficult to come across. The cause? An intensely high customer demand, fueled by the fear of federal or state gun restrictions following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in early December.

Talks of gun bans and ammunition restrictions sent gun owners into panic and into their local gun shops.

Gun and ammunition sales spiked as Americans rushed to beef up their home arsenals.

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CO. Sheriffs Unite to Block ‘Unenforceable’ Gun Control Legislation

In the wake of the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado passed some of the strictest gun control measures in the country.

But in recent months, an overwhelming 55 of the state’s 62 county sheriffs have joined a lawsuit aiming to block the measures.

“These bills do absolutely nothing to make Colorado a safer place to live, to work, to play or to raise a family,” Weld County Sheriff John Cooke explained at a recent press conference. “Instead these misguided, unconstitutional bills will have the opposite effect because they greatly restrict the right of decent, law-abiding citizens to defend themselves, their families and their homes.”

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