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DHS Contractor Apologizes For Selling Shooting Targets of Children

Paul Joseph Watson | | February 22, 2013

A company which received $2 million dollars from the DHS has apologized and taken offline “no more hesitation” shooting targets which depicted pregnant women, children, and elderly gun owners in residential settings as “non-traditional threats,” following an online uproar.

As we first reported on Tuesday, Law Enforcement Targets Inc. (LET), a Minneapolis based company that has received almost $2 million dollars in contracts from the Department of Homeland Security over the last three years, recently began selling cardboard cut-out targets designed to desensitize police to “non-traditional threats,” including pregnant women, mothers in school playgrounds, and little boys, as well as elderly gun owners in their homes.


100 votes

Meet my son Kyle.

Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston

HOUSTON (FOX 26) - A University of Houston graduate student is doing an unusual study. He's going to give away 20-gauge single-shot shotguns in high-crime neighborhoods to see if it reduces crime.

"We're not just tossing a bunch of shotguns into a community and walking away," says Kyle Coplen. "What we're doing is finding residents who are interested in protecting themselves. we're not forcing guns on anyone."

93 votes

Make it viral: "Come and Take It" - The commercial the media won't air.

"We reached out to Mr. Vaus about his experience and he confirmed the reports.

“Clear Channel refused to allow me to buy time on all of their DC area stations,” said a frustrated but undeterred Vaus.

18 votes

Obamacare: Why Companies Are Dropping Health Care Coverage For Spouses

By Jen Wieczner | February 22

Companies have a new solution to rising health-insurance costs: Break up their employees’ marriages.

By denying coverage to spouses, employers not only save the annual premiums, but also the new fees that went into effect as part of the Affordable Care Act. This year, companies have to pay $1 or $2 “per life” covered on its plans, a sum that jumps to $65 in 2014. And health law guidelines proposed recently mandate coverage of employees’ dependent children (up to age 26), but husbands and wives are optional. “The question about whether it’s obligatory to cover the family of the employee is being thought through more than ever before,” says Helen Darling, president of the National Business Group on Health.

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58 votes

Westford, Massachusetts defeats gun ban to thunderous applause!

See the happy citizens! Scoff at the whiny loser board selectman! Behold the pontificating prez of the NRA...

97 votes

Ann Coulter Calls Libertarians 'Pussies,' Gets Booed By Room Full Of Students

What do you get when you invite outspoken conservative firebrand Ann Coulter to debate outspoken libertarian John Stossel in front of an audience of 1,000+ libertarian students? Fireworks, that’s what.

Link thanks to fonzdrew.

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POLITICO - Limbaugh: "Ladies and Gentlemen, For the First Time In My Life, I Am Ashamed of My Country"

But here’s the real crisis: “We can’t afford any of this.”

Video | Transcript

By Kevin Cirilli | 2/21/13 | Politico

Rush Limbaugh said Thursday that for the first time he’s “ashamed” of the United States — this as President Barack Obama and Democrats plead to the public to urge Congress to reach a deal on the sequester.

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Firearm manufacturers fire back. With passive resistance. (Updated)

18 22 25 31 BUNCHES of industry leaders have refused to deal with governments that disarm citizens. This continues the trend of division in the greater law enforcement community: those who protect the state and those who protect the people.

Originally from ThereIsNoSpoon, Athan and The Blaze, THE LIST APPEARS TO BE BEST KEPT BY SOME DUDE HERE AT NCGUNBLOG and the initiative appears to have taken on the name "New York Gun Boycott" although now it's clearly a growing multi-state thing. All are encourage to tweet hashtag #newyorkgunboycott and get this trending higher.

The NCGunBlog also has links to all these brave outfits so you can check their sites, declarations, facebook pages & etc. Awesome job.

These guys, had one of the first pages up to allow you to email practically everybody in the industry.

Another initiative trying to keep track of things and get national action happening.

So this list keeps growing...

  1. Alex Arms
  2. American Spirit Arms
  3. Barrett Firearms
  4. Bravo Company USA
  5. Bullwater Enterprises
  6. Cheaper Than Dirt
  7. Crusader Weaponry
  8. Clark Fork Tactical
  9. Doublestar Corp
  10. EFI, LLC – Extreme Firepower
  11. Exile Machine
  12. Extreme Firepower Inc
  13. Head Down Products
  14. J&G Sales
  15. Kiss Tactical
  16. La Rue Tactical
  17. Liberty Suppressors
  18. Magpul (per below)
  19. NEMO Arms
  20. OFA Tactical
  21. Olympic Arms, Inc
  22. One Source Tactical
  23. Primary Weapons Systems
  24. Quality Arms
  25. Smith Enterprise
  26. Spike’s Tactical
  27. Templar Custom
  28. Templar Tactical Arms (possibly repeat?)
  29. Tier One Arms
  30. Top Gun Supply
  31. Trident Armory
  32. Westfork Armory
  33. York Arms

The statements by All of these firms are encouraging to say the least. They truly deserve our patronage. Here's a few of the more direct.

51 votes

Movie superstar hits bull's-eye with guns blazing

WASHINGTON – Hollywood legend Bruce Willis’ latest entry in the “Die Hard” franchise took No. 1 in the box office over the weekend, bucking a trend of flops by his “Expendables” co-stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone.

Both Stallone and Schwarzenegger’s recent box office woes came after they labeled the Second Amendment “expendable.”

In contrast to Stallone and Schwarzenegger, Willis, starring in “It’s a Good Day to Die Hard,” had come out in defense of the right to bear arms as Democrats in Washington propose unprecedented restrictions on guns.

32 votes

On Point: Farmer Bowman vs Monsanto, and who owns life.

I heard parts of this while driving around yesterday on WBUR, the NPR station based at Boston University. Tom Ashbrook's show On Point is always a pleasure to listen to. He's fair, calls in parties from both sides of the debate, and goes in depth for a full hour.

Here is the summary, and the podcast from yesterday.

Indiana farmer Hugh Bowman had his day in court yesterday. In the US Supreme Court. Battling American ag science giant, Monsanto. Over soybeans. Farmer Bowman uses Monsanto’s genetically-engineered beans to plant his soybean crop. They’re fine with that. He pays plenty for Monsanto’s high tech beans. But farmer Bowman also planted beans he bought at the grain elevator and put in his field. Monsanto did not like that. Those are ours, they said. We own that life. Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard the case. This hour, On Point: Farmer Bowman versus Monsanto, and who owns life.

14 votes

Yahoo News: Drones Large and Small Coming to US

Yahoo! News: Most of the drones that have begun to appear in the skies above the U.S. homeland don't resemble the Predators or Reapers flown by the U.S. military and CIA above Afghanistan and Pakistan. Instead, these smaller versions of flying, unmanned vehicles almost rival the animal kingdom in their diversity.

Government agencies such as NASA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection operate aircraft-size military drones that take off from runways like airplanes. Labs in the United States have even built tiny drones that look like hummingbirds. But most drones resemble the radio-controlled aircraft and toy helicopters flown by hobbyists for decades, capable of taking off horizontally, vertically or by being thrown into the air like a trained falcon or hawk.

"To say they're all the same is not accurate at all,” said Kevin Lauscher, an industrial sales representative for Draganfly Innovations Inc.

28 votes

AWESOME! Thousands of Starlings Murmurations

No one knows why they do it. Yet each fall, thousands of starlings dance in the twilight above England and Scotland. The birds gather in shape-shifting flocks called murmurations, having migrated in the millions from Russia and Scandinavia to escape winter's frigid bite. Scientists aren't sure how they do it, either.

The starlings' murmurations are manifestations of swarm intelligence, which in different contexts is practiced by schools of fish, swarms of bees and colonies of ants.

Even complex algorithmic models haven't yet explained the starlings' aerobatics, which rely on the tiny birds' quicksilver reaction time of under 100 milliseconds to avoid aerial collisions-and predators-in the giant flock.

Murmuration from Islands & Rivers on Vimeo.

37 votes

Silver Circle Opens in NYC March 22nd! Exclusive look at the trailer on iTunes.

The film event the liberty movement has all been waiting for (aside from an impeccable documentary on Ron Paul*) is kicking off their theatrical release. SILVER CIRCLE will be in New York City on March 22nd with a week-long event at Cinema Village East! If you're interested in helping spread the word about the NYC screening join the Rebel Crew.

The trailer was released this week and is currently listed on the homepage of iTunes Trailers! Watch and share this link. It'll surely get you excited for the full cinema experience.

Our first event screening is tomorrow and is SOLD OUT, which is a great sign of things to come for the film. Liberty Forum is kicking off with a screening of Silver Circle so we hope to see some of you Daily Paulers there! If you can't make it to the Nashua or NYC screening, don't worry there are tons of other opportunities this Spring, so go ahead and set your heart on one:

56 votes

Pushback - Something very good – though very dangerous to the congealing police state ...

Something very good – though very dangerous to the congealing police state (but not to liberty-minded people) has occurred: Millions of Americans have decided they will not abide by any demand they register their firearms – much less surrender them. And are saying so – openly. More than a few local sheriffs have also publicly stated they will not enforce any such demands. For the first time in living memory, the debate is not fundamentally about which guns – or how many guns. It is about whether the government has any business even knowing whether you’ve got guns at all – much less dictating the type you’re allowed to have.

It’s a Rubicon moment – because this idea involves a great deal more than merely firearms. It is an assertion – though not fully conscious, yet – that trampling the rights of any individual because of the actions of another individual is an ethical outrage. Not just the right to keep a gun.

All rights.

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