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NRA president: Obama and ‘the left’ to blame for ‘hundreds’ of death threats

National Rifle Association President David Keene is accusing President Barack Obama and “the left” of stoking fears to generate “hundreds” of death threats against him and his family. Ernest Istook and Kate Brewster, hosts of The Heritage Foundation’s Istook Live, on Thursday asked Keene to respond to an amateur video…

Man shops at Utah JCPenney while carrying assault rifle

A man in Riverdale, Utah walked into a local JCPenney department store this week armed to the teeth, carrying a holstered handgun, a semi-automatic assault rifle and extra clips on his belt. The strange display of firepower was enough to draw a scene, with bystanders taking photos and making concerned…

Texas bank welcomes concealed handguns to stop ‘Yankee’ robbers

A bank in the small Texas town of Chappell Hill is inviting customers to bring in concealed handguns because it has been robbed five times, “all of them by Yankees.” “You never know who’s sitting in this bank,” Chappell Hill Bank President Ed Smith told KHOU. “If you’re coming in…

‘Firearms instructor’ hired as school guard leaves handgun in student bathroom

A prosecutor in Lapeer, Michigan says, “No harm, no foul,” after a charter school took the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) advice and hired a armed security guard who promptly left his handgun unattended in a student bathroom. Chatfield School co-directors Matt Young and Bill Kraly announced last week that they…

Colbert: Second Amendment was like a ‘Constitutional pre-nup’

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert dedicated an edition of his recurring segment “The Word” to the battle over guns rights and public safety. In a segment titled “United We Standoff,” Colbert mused about the fact that the U.S. Constitution has “a built-in mechanism to stop democratically…

Bloomberg: Gun control ‘probably’ wouldn’t have stopped Newtown shooting

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday night fought back against the claim that gun laws were pointless because criminals would simply ignore them. He admitted on CNN that it was “probably true” the proposals advocated by President Barack Obama on Wednesday wouldn’t have prevented the tragic elementary school…

Boy brings handgun to school in New York

A seven-year-old boy brought a gun to school in his book bag Thursday, New York police said. The find — a .22 caliber handgun — caused police to place the Wave Preparatory Elementary School in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens on lockdown for about an hour. The student has…

Christie: NRA is ‘reprehensible’ for targeting Obama’s daughters

At a press conference on Thursday, Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey blasted the National Rifle Association for airing a commercial about President Barack Obama’s daughters. “To talk about the president’s children or any public official’s children who have, not by their own choice, but by requirement, protection and…

California lawmaker: Guns are ‘essential to living the way God intended’

A Republican lawmaker in California who disagrees with President Barack Obama’s effort to prevent mass shootings says that guns are an “absolutely essential” part of God’s plan. “Guns are used an average of 3 million times a year according to the Clinton Justice Department,” Assemblyman Tim Donnelly told the Christian…

‘Family’ radio host: Obama may target conservatives for gun seizures

On a Thursday American Family Radio broadcast, host Buster Wilson warned listeners that President Barack Obama now has the power to take guns away, not from all Americans, but only from conservatives, adding that he’s been openly laying the groundwork for the move since 2009. “What if the attorney general,…

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