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On June 10 2015, USA Today quoted FBI director James Comey saying an FBI “mistake” allowed Dylann Roof to pass a background check for the .45 caliber handgun he allegedly used to attack innocents at Charleston’s Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The New York Times excused this “mistake,” positing instead that Roof passed the background check because …

On July 10 2105 California Attorney General and current US Senatorial candidate Kamala Harris (D) responded to Donald Trump’s statements on the dangers posed by illegal immigration by calling those statements “ignorant.” Trump spoke out after Kathryn Steinle was allegedly gunned down by illegal immigrant Francisco Sanchez on July 1, calling for secure borders and …

On July 9 2015, the New Orleans City Council undertook the “legal process” of declaring Confederate statues “nuisances” within the city, so that those statues can then be removed. According to The Times-Picayune, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) urged the council to take this action. For example, one of the statues is of General …

On July 9 2015, USA Today ran a column focused on soaring gun crime in Baltimore, Chicago, Milwaukee, New Orleans, and St. Louis. The common denominator in all five cities?—decades of Democrat mayoral leadership. The Mayor of Baltimore is Stephanie-Rawlings Blake (D), Mayor of Chicago is Rahm Emanuel (D), Mayor of Milwaukee is Tom Barrett (D), …

Donald Trump says that if elected president, he will abolish the gun free zones currently imposed on U.S. troops by “[mandating] that soldiers remain armed and on alert at our military bases.” In an interview with Ammoland he said: “President Clinton never should have passed a ban on soldiers being able to protect themselves on …

Speaking at a house Party in Ottumwa, Iowa, on July 7 2015, Democrat presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton said we must address the “uncontrollable use of guns” in America. Furthermore, Mrs. Clinton said Democrats need not let fear of the “gun lobby” get in the way of doing this. According to the Associated Press, Clinton said that “she believes …

Hartland, Minnesota, firefighter Brian Nielsen has been suspended after flying a Confederate flag during an area Fourth of July parade. Nielson hung the Confederate flag beside an American flag on the back of a fire truck. He explained that he did it as a way of “demonstrating against political correctness.” According to CBS Minnesota, Nielson found …

On June 28 2015 Bishop Ira Combs said various congregants in his church are armed and that any would-be attackers would not given the chance to reload if they began shooting. Combs is Bishop at Greater Bible Way Temple in Jackson, Michigan. According to Reuters, Combs said, “All of us here are not going to turn the other …

On June 24 2015, Breitbart News reported that a Hollywood, Florida, Domino’s Pizza delivery driver shot and killed one of two alleged armed robbers who demanded his money. Days later, the Outdoor Channel reported that the driver was placed on “paid leave” during “an investigation, and has been offered counseling.” Domino’s Pizza has also “reiterated their ‘no …

On July 2 2015, NASCAR officials released a statement asking fans to “refrain” from displaying Confederate flags at NASCAR facilities and events. The request comes on the heels of a Breitbart News report that Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag at the July 5 Coke Zero 400. According to NBC News, NASCAR’s …

After Kathryn Steinle was allegedly gunned down by illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez on July 1 2015, GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump said the heinous act brought into focus once more the need to build a wall to seal our southern border. Fresh off their recent attempt to quash the Confederate Flag, NASCAR responded to the policy …

When Francisco Sanchez allegedly gunned down Kathryn Steinle at San Francisco’s Pier 14 on July 1 2015, Breitbart News discovered that Sanchez had been deported from the country five times. We also discovered another interesting tidbit–Sanchez has seven felonies, which means he faces 100 percent gun control 100 percent of the time. He is completely barred from gun …

AmmoLand previously reported that former CNN anchor Lynne Russell survived an alleged armed robbery in a motel room because her husband Chuck de Caro was able to get his hand on his pistol and shoot the attacker. Russell and de Caro both have their concealed carry permits. Russell’s earliest statements after the attack revolved around praising …

On June 28 2015, an UBER driver stopped his car to pick up a passenger and ended up shooting the man after allegedly being attacked and choked. The incident occurred in Clear Water, Florida. According to The Tampa Tribune, 74-year-old UBER driver Steven Rayow stopped to pick up 60-year-old Marc Gregory Mermel around 10 pm. An …

On June 26, the Huffington Post ran a column focused on how Australian comedian Jim Jefferies “shoots down [the] 2nd Amendment with humor.” A central component of this “humor” is to equate gun rights with slavery and talk about how a constitutional amendment—like the one that banned slavery—could be used to overturn the protections the …

When the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled that every state must recognize same sex marriages, they used a basis for judgement that will not easily stop at same sex marriage. In fact, it is a basis for judgement that should offer itself to national reciprocity of concealed carry permits and permit holders. …

On Friday, The Washington Post ran a column asking readers to “look away from the Confederate flag” and look instead at the gun alleged Charleston attacker Dylann Roof held in his hand. WaPo published a picture of Roof holding a Confederate flag in his left hand and a Glock in his right. The paper then noted that the nation …