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Shooter identified by law enforcement officials as James T. Hodgkinson

The shooter at the GOP congressional baseball practice this morning is James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., according to law enforcement officials. Hodgkinson, 66, owns a home inspection business. His home inspection license expired in November 2016 and was not renewed, state records show.

Hodgkinson was charged in April 2006 with battery and aiding damage to a motor vehicle, according to online records in St. Clair County, Illinois. The charges were dismissed, records show.—More…

By News on the Net - Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - Full Story

SAF ATTORNEYS FILE BRIEF SUPPORTING TRO, INJUNCTION v. CALIFORNIA MAG BAN

BELLEVUE, WA – Attorneys representing the Second Amendment Foundation, Calguns Foundation, Firearms Policy Foundation and others have filed a lengthy brief in support of their original motion for a temporary restraining order and issuance of a preliminary injunction against the state’s new ban on so-called “high capacity” magazines.

Such magazines have generally been prohibited in California since 2000, but there was a provision that “grandfathered” such magazines that were already owned. The ban only applied to acquisition, importation or manufacture of large capacity magazines after its date of effectiveness.

By Second Amendment Foundation - Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - Full Story

Brotherhood provides spiritual grounding for Jihadist terror

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Muslim Brotherhood is an organization dedicated to the overthrow of the United States and its values.  Since its inception, the Muslim Brotherhood’s foundational objective has been to reestablish the caliphate.

By the Brotherhood’s own definition, the caliphate is a geographic territory, ruled by a Caliph, and governed by Sharia law. More importantly, the Muslim Brotherhood has consistently embraced violent Jihad as a core part of their strategy for success.

Founded in 1928, the Brotherhood has been the inspiration for many radical jihadist groups.

By Guest Column - Monday, June 12, 2017 - Full Story

REALITY BITES WINNER AS SHE FACES LONG PRISON SENTENCE

To maintain the security of our homeland, our federal government depends on the services of contractors who work with our intelligence agencies. It is imperative that these contractors employ individuals of high character and integrity for their mission is so important to the security of our nation. Sadly, one such contractor in Augusta, Georgia, Pluribus International Corporation, made a terrible mistake when it hired an unstable 25-year old woman who legally changed her name to Reality Leigh Winner.

Ms. Winner was arrested last weekend for illegally removing a top secret report from a secure government facility and sending it to an Internet based news outlet, The Intercept, which published the material. The National Security Agency document detailed attempts by Russian hackers to compromise U.S. voting software in states across the nation prior to the November 8, 2016 presidential election.

For these alleged activities, Winner was officially charged with leaking classified U.S. documents. If convicted, Winner, who pleaded not guilty, faces a potential sentence of 10 years in federal prison.

By Jeff Crouere - Saturday, June 10, 2017 - Full Story

Obama hampered law enforcement investigation of Iranian terrorism funding

On Thursday, all of the attention of Trump-impeachment-obsessed Democrats and the majority of their news media minions was focused on the hearing of fired FBI director James Comey.

These President Donald Trump-hating leftists were disappointed when Comey testimony showed that: Trump is not now, nor has he ever been, under investigation by the FBI; President Obama’s attorney general, Loretta Lynch, told Comey not to call the probe into Hillary Clinton’s endless scandals an “investigation,” but rather a “matter”; and that Comey himself leaked his own memo about meetings with Trump, giving them to a leftist university professor to secretly turn over to a news media denizen.

But on Thursday, there was another hearing that uncovered much more explosive and disturbing information: President Barack Obama and his administration disbanded national security units which were originally charged with investigating Iran’s network of Islamic terrorism funding.

By Jim Kouri - Saturday, June 10, 2017 - Full Story

When Is Enough, Enough?

Here in the United States and Europe, freedom, especially freedom of religion, is totally ingrained in our conscience and in our culture.  We have no experience with, cannot fathom, and cannot seem to cope with the prospect that there just might be a recognized ‘religion’ with a significant percentage of adherents that insist that those who choose not to follow their beliefs must be killed. It is totally foreign to our sensibilities.

Our politicians, our news media, the entertainment industry, and academia all add greatly to the problem. They refuse to separate the facts from the fabrication. They are devoid of answers.  They are frozen with bewilderment. To compensate, these people, especially those in Hollywood and the entertainment industry see themselves as ‘arbiters of social conduct.’ These self-appointed judges and ‘protectors of social justice’ occasionally step down from their lofty perches and declare that this is racist or that is unjust and then climb back into their walled sanctuaries to await another incident of perceived injustice while remaining bereft of answers when terror again strikes.

By Ray DiLorenzo - Saturday, June 10, 2017 - Full Story

SA intercept leaker sympathized with terrorists

The latest case of Reality Winner is another wake up call that our national security has been badly compromised by allowing people with radical views, Winner, Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning, access to classified information. There were obvious tells in all these cases that were never seriously examined because it would have gotten in the way of business as usual.

The prosecution stated that Winner had a fascination with the Middle East and Islamic terrorism.

The government claimed that they had found handwritten notes during a search at Winner’s home which appeared to sympathize with Osama bin Laden and other terrorists.

Is Reality a winner? Not so much

On Monday the FBI arrested Reality Winner for leaking a National Security Agency report on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. Winner, 25, was federal contractor in Augusta, Georgia with top secret security clearance.

(Yes, that really is her name. Her full name is Reality Leigh Winner. Yes, a mom really named her kid that. No, that mom was not Gwyneth Paltrow.)

For people who take this nation’s security seriously, the coming months and years of the left’s adulation of Winner will be insufferable. As Jim Treacher put it:

But, because this is 2017, she will now be lionized by the left. Hell, if they can make a hero out of Bradley Manning, they can make a hero out of anybody. The same people who howled at a county clerk in Kentucky for following her Christian conscience on gay marriage will defend this young lady for following her conscience on their religion. She hates the same people and things they do, so she’s one of them. No enemies on the left.

By BombThrowers -- David Hogberg- Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - Full Story

Why aren’t you following radicals who’ve returned from fighting in Mid-East nations? Where are they?

Mayor Sadiq Khan over his blatant travel ban hypocrisy. Now we have another clip.  If you’re thinking the Mayor’s situation improved, well, you’re headed for disappointment.

Morgan wants to know why radicals who’ve been to fight - or visit - war-ravaged Mid-East countries are been followed. Khan gives a half-hearted indication that it comes down to a question of budgets and priorities.

By Robert Laurie - Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - Full Story

The lovable “non-violent drug offender”

You might have noticed that there is a concerted effort by many conservative groups in recent years to reduce the prison population. Groups like the American Conservative Union and Right on Crime have come out in favor of legislation that reduces the sentences imposed on criminals in federal prison.

Recently, Attorney General Jeff Sessions raised the hackles of some of these groups by issuing a directive that “could potentially ramp up criminal charges in cases involving nonviolent drug crimes,” according to CNN.

Here is Christina Delgado of the nominally conservative R Street Institute:

By BombThrowers -- David Hogberg- Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - Full Story

Charged NSA leaker, Reality Winner, to Iranian Foreign Minister: ‘We stand with you’

If you want to claim that your illegal leak of classified NSA material was somehow justified, you really only have one course of action. That’s the whistleblower defense. Basically, you’re saying “I’m a patriot, I love my country, and I felt compelled to expose the actions of my corrupt government.”

We saw this play out with Eric Snowden.  It didn’t quite work for him, since running to China and Russia tends to raise questions about your motive, but he did - at least - reveal federal activities that most of us feel were way beyond the pale. Given the nature of what he released, he could at least make the claim that he had no real choice in his post-leak maneuvering. The Snowden debate is ongoing precisely because he made a somewhat-credible claim about “trying to do the right thing.”

By Robert Laurie - Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - Full Story

Europe’s Rising Islamic Insurgency

That was the most overlooked revelation to come from the testimony of the former FBI director. While the media parsed every Comey hiccup to bolster its election conspiracy theories, it ignored that number.

Comey stated that there were around 2,000 terrorism investigations. 1,000 of those came from “home grown violent extremism” with no evidence of contact with foreign terrorists. Another 1,000 had “some contact with foreign terrorists”. 300 from that 2,000 had come to America as refugees.

Two-thirds of the refugee terrorists were from Iraq. The other third were mainly from the six countries named in President Trump’s travel pause which left-wing activist judges have unconstitutionally halted.

By Daniel Greenfield - Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - Full Story

Man shouts ‘this is for Syria’ outside Notre Dame Cathedral, attacks police with hammer, is shot, wo

As you’ve probably heard, a man attacked police near Notre Dame Cathedral today in Paris, France. The incident occurred at 5:30 PM local time. We’re getting more details about the situation, which has now been defused.  Here was the initial warning, via the U.S. Embassy France twitter account:

 

By Robert Laurie - Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - Full Story

Justice Department charges 25-year-old NSA contractor with leaking classified material to media

Pro tip: If you work as a contractor to the National Security Agency, and you’re trusted with access to classified information, that means you don’t share it with anyone. It certainly means you don’t mail it to the media. That’s what the law says. It hasn’t been what anyone in Washington has bothered to do for a very long time, but it remains the law.

And the best news of the day is that we apparently now have an administration that, much to the horror of the Beltway Crowd and the permament governing class, has decided to enforce the law. Too bad so sad for a 25-year-old beautifully named Reality Leigh Winner:

A federal contractor was arrested over the weekend and accused of leaking a classified report containing “Top Secret level” information on Russian hacking efforts during the 2016 presidential election.

 

By Dan Calabrese - Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - Full Story

Breaking Up With Mr. Islam

Islam is peaceful. Just ask Rafiqi Islam, a loving husband, who told his wife that he had a present for her, blindfolded her to make it a surprise and then cut off her fingers. Then the rest of the Islam family mopped up the blood, while Mr. Islam threw her fingers into the trash, and after a few hours took her to the hospital where they warned her to tell the doctors that she had an accident.

The proximate cause of this event was that Mrs. Islam wanted to continue her education and Mr. Islam being a good Emirati Muslim was not so fond of the idea.

This is the sort of thing that Mr. Islam does from time to time. Diners in London got a surprise from Mr. Islam, three of him, who began stabbing and slashing their way through some trendy nightspots. The blindfold had been slapped on them by their own government and their own media.

By Daniel Greenfield - Monday, June 5, 2017 - Full Story

Major Muslim terrorist incident in London

(published at 9:30 p.m. Eastern time; final update at 11:58 p.m.)

Multiple terrorist attacks were carried out in London, England, this evening, reportedly by Muslim militants. At about 10 p.m. London time (5 p.m. Eastern) a speeding van jumped onto London Bridge’s sidewalk and mowed down somewhere between 5 and 20 people. According to the latest from the Sun, five men got out of the van and began attacking people with knives. Two or three have been killed by police. At least seven innocents may be dead and another 20 hurt.

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said the attack “is being treated as a potential act of terrorism” and that her thoughts were with “those who are caught up in these dreadful events.”

By James Simpson - Sunday, June 4, 2017 - Full Story

SECOND AMENDMENT PRIMER Part II

Weapons change, but the man who uses them changes not at all.”—Gen. George S. Patton

It seems that a segment of the shooting population pines for the old times, and actually believes things were better way back when. Guns were in .30 cal and .45 ACP, the uniforms were pressed to a razor’s edge, and Mitsubishi was a thing only known for being shot out of the sky. Back when the ships were made of wood, and the men were made of iron. But the truth is, weapons evolve. And you either get with that evolution, or you go extinct. To borrow a quote from my favorite humor website Cracked.com, showing up to fight iron age enemies with bronze age weapons, you might as well have been carrying a breadstick. GUNS AMERICA

By Andrew G. Benjamin - Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - Full Story

Prez of Young Democrats and Mayor de Blasio staffer busted for kiddie porn; one victim 6-mos. old

Jacob Schwartz, 29, an employee in New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration, was busted by New York police and charged with child pornography for his alleged obtaining and storing of 3,000 images and 89 videos on his laptop computer. The images included those of “young nude females between the approximate ages of 6 months and 16, engaging in sexual conduct…on an adult male,” court papers say.

Commentator Mike Cernovich pointed out on Twitter that the MSM’s silence on Jacob Schwartz could have something to do with Schwartz having been a guest on CNN blaming Hillary’s loss on “racism” and Russia and his close ties to major players in the Democratic Party including former President Barack Obama.

 

By Jim Kouri - Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - Full Story

Supremes unanimously side with police, throw out so-called ‘provocation doctrine’

For awhile there, cop-hating liberals and libertarians had themselves a loophole that made it easier to come down on cops who used force in self-defense. According to the so-called “provocation doctrine,” if police had made their way into a situation without satisfying every legal technicality (such as entering a home without a warrant), then they were not necessarily allowed to use deadly force to defend themselves even if another party threatened them with deadly force.

In the case in question, police had indeed entered a home without a warrant and encountered a person wielding a BB gun that looked like a real gun. That prompted police to shoot, but not kill, in self-defense, and initially a court ruled that the officers had no right to use force because they shouldn’t have been in the house in the first place.

But that goes against all jurisprudence on this issue, so much so that even the way-out liberal 9th Circuit found in favor of the cops, and so much so that when it got to the Supreme Court, even the liberal Justices joined in making the ruling unanimous:

By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - Full Story