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Washington Free Beacon: More guns sold in 2016 than any other year

  Guns are flying off shelves in 2016 like milk and bread during snowstorms, as FBI authorities conducted more gun-related background checks this year than any other in history, according to a National Criminal Background Check System report. The Washington Free Beacon has the scoop: So far this year, the FBI has processed 24,767,514 checks through its National Instant Criminal Background Check System, known as NICS, which puts 2016 more than 160,000 checks above the yearly record set in 2015. The record comes after November 2016 set its own monthly record with 2,561,281 checks, nearly 320,000 more than the previous record set last ...

Study: More women, minorities applying for concealed-carry permits


Gov. Rick Perry just shared the reason why he’s joined “Dancing With The Stars” and it will melt your heart

Former Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) is already waltzing his way into the hearts of Americans nationwide after officially announcing on Twitter why he’s joined the latest season of ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars.” “I’m dedicated to helping #veterans however possible, and I’m going to use @DancingABC as a stage to do that. #DWTS,” Perry tweeted Tuesday morning. The former leader of the Lone Star State has a history of reaching out to and showing his appreciation for our military men and women, including in 2015 helping an Army green beret suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after his six deployments cope with the loss of his ...

5 of the best quotes from liberty-loving suffragette Susan B. Anthony

At the heart of the women’s suffrage movement is the all-American desire to be independent – the desire to map our own course and be unfettered by anyone who violates our individual conscience. Here’s to the brave suffragettes who boldly persuaded our political leaders to give women the same independence as their male peers. In honor of the ratification of the 19th Amendment – which gives women the right to cast their own ballots – this day in 1920, here are some of our favorite quotes from liberty-loving pioneer Susan B. Anthony. 5. “There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.” ...

Report: U.S. paid $400 million to Iran

The Obama administration is attempting to explain a $400 million payout to Iran that occurred during a hostage crisis earlier this year. Republicans including House Speaker Paul Ryan are demanding an explanation, some saying that the cash could go toward funding terrorist groups. The Washington Examiner reported: The Obama administration on Wednesday was defending the transaction as a move to pay Iran back the money it gave the U.S. in 1979 as part of an arms deal that never went through after the Shah of Iran was overthrown. But Republicans were asking questions about the timing of the payment and whether it's related to the release of four ...

Rep. Gohmert to gun-control nuts: ‘Radical Islam killed these people!’

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) Wednesday challenged liberal members of Congress – staked out in the House Chamber for a so-called gun-control “sit in” – who demanded representatives in the wake of the Orlando terror attack vote on gun-control legislation that would tighten background checks for gun buyers – a measure, says Gohmert, that’s beside the point. “We are talking about radical Islam. Radical Islam killed these people!” Rep. Gohmert is heard saying to his liberal colleagues in Periscope footage filmed during the 16-hour demonstration. The legislation House liberals wanted a vote on would block those on the “no-fly” and ...

Actress Stacey Dash says ‘That’s so untrue’ of this Democrat’s ridiculous anti-gun comment

Actress-turned-conservative-political-commentator Stacey Dash in an interview with Townhall’s Cortney O’Brien reveals what she thinks of DNC platform committee member Bonnie Schaefer’s recent comment “Nothing is ever solved when you have a gun in your hand except the worst-possible scenario” – and she didn’t hold back! (Fast forward to 2:47 minutes in for the excerpt.) “That’s so untrue,” said Dash. “Things are definitely solved – what got solved for me was a man who was stalking me for three years, who had been beating me for five years, came into my house and tried to kill me and my son and – because I had a gun – I ...

White House spokesperson dodges questions about whether President Obama will attend Justice Scalia’s funeral

White House spokesman Josh Earnest Wednesday would not directly answer whether President Barack Obama will be attending Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral service but did say the president and first lady will “pay their respects” when the former justice is lying in repose at the Supreme Court Friday. The Washington Free Beacon has the story: “The president and the first lady on Friday will travel to the Supreme Court to pay their respects to Justice Scalia as he lies in repose there at the Supreme Court,” Earnest said. “I can tell you that Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden will attend Justice Scalia’s funeral at the Basilica on ...

Tea Party Patriots President Jenny Beth Martin to Speak from CPAC’s Main Stage on Friday, March 4

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin today accepted a speaking slot at the American Conservative Union’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on the morning of Friday, March 4. “I am very grateful for and excited about the opportunity to speak to the grassroots conservatives who make CPAC such a special event. Tea Party Patriots is proud to be a co-sponsor of CPAC, which is one of the highlights of the political calendar every year. This fall, the American people will decide if our next president will preserve our personal and economic freedom and put us on a path to a debt free future, or if ...

Tea Party Patriots reacts to the passing of Justice Scalia

Atlanta, Ga - Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement in reaction to the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. “Our deepest condolences to the family of Justice Antonin Scalia. I had the opportunity to meet him and hear him give a speech just a few years ago. Justice Scalia’s knowledge of and love for our Constitution were beyond measure. His dedication to the original text of the Constitution inspired millions of Americans and cemented his status as one of our greatest ever Supreme Court Justices. It is critical that the next Supreme Court Justice has the same judicial philoso...