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Chicago's ‘shoot first’ training endangers citizens and non-uniformed officers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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... "Such bias on the part of a powerful police official is not only wrong, it is dangerous, and the fact that he’s willing to publicly bolster it with a position that anticipates and excuses wrongful shootings in advance not only makes him a liability to the city of Chicago from a risk management/insurance settlement perspective, but also ought to place citizens, undercover officers, retired cops and plainclothes state and federal agents on alert with the realization that that they have no obligation to wait to get shot, either." ...
 

MidwayUSA on New York’s Gun Ban Bill
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"I just got this in an email from MidwayUSA’s Larry Potterfield and thought I should share it." ...
 

Chicago Tribune Says Sling Loop On AR-15 Can Be Used to Attach Grenade Launcher or Turn Gun Into a Spear
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"The media is almost never uses proper terminology when referring to anything firearms related, but this one takes the cake."

"According to the Daily Caller, The Chicago Tribune has published the following image in their paper incorrectly highlighting a sling sloop, calling it a bayonet lug." ...
 

The Second Amendment Foundation
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I've been talking to people in the gun-rights world, trying to get their perspectives on the debate. For anyone interested in those perspectives, the Second Amendment Foundation seems to be a valuable source of information. ..."
 

GOA: Senate Rule Change Would “Grease the Skids” for Civilian Disarmament
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The National Rifle Association (NRA) said their post-presidential inauguration piece last night. This morning, the Gun Owners of America (GOA) sent out an alert warning that Senate rule changes could ease the way for gun confiscation. Yeah, Larry Pratt’s Boyz are a little further forward-thinking that Wayne’s mob, but just because they’re using the 'c' word doesn’t mean they’re wrong. In fact, they’re both right. As you’d hope. GOA press release:" ...
 

While We’re Getting Rid of All Those “Military Style” Rifles . . .
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"In response to calls from the president, vice president and gun-grabbers nationwide to purge the country of 'military-style assault weapons', a reader writes:"

"I demand a ban on ALL military-style things. Here’s the list I have started:" ...
 

ESPN: “Gun store commercials inspire and encourage violence in children”
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... "'When I questioned them, [the media company] came back and said that ESPN did not want gun stores because they feel that gun store commercials inspire and encourage violence in children. I find it ironic, that’s the funny thing,' Sprovero said."
 

Daily Digest: The Equalizer
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Anyone remember The Equalizer? It was like Burn Notice without an ex-CIA schlub and a woman who never met a kettle bell she didn’t love. Anyway, The Equalizer was the victim’s go-to guy-with-a-gun: Uzi, 1911, Walther. Good stuff. I always wondered: why the hell doesn’t the damsel in distress get her own damn gun? From what I’ve seen women can handle firearms just fine. When it comes to self-defense, a firearm is the world’s best equalizer. Yes, but—arming female soldiers and putting them on the front lines with their male counterparts is a mistake. ..." ...
 

The NRA stirs up fears by not telling the truth
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Does the leadership of the National Rifle Association believe what it says, or does it just cynically and intentionally lie?" ...
 

A callous app from NRA
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The callousness, the sheer idiocy, of some organizations never ceases to amaze me."

"A month after the slaughter of 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, the National Rifle Association has released a new game that lets children fire virtual guns at clay ducks or coffin-shaped targets with bull's eyes at chest and head levels. The guns of choice include assault and sniper rifles." ...
 

The militia provision
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "In my opinion, the right to bear arms was needed in order to ensure that there were men with guns who could be called upon to form a 'well regulated' militia to defend the free state from outside forces. Perhaps, we should be able to own a gun to defend our homes, but military-style weapons, made for the mass killing of people, should remain exclusively in the hands of our military. If the writers of the amendment could have foreseen what the proliferation of firearms is now doing to our country, they would have given us a better explanation. ..." ...
 

Conservative judges have hijacked Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The National Rifle Association would have us believe that bearing arms is a constitutional right of U.S. citizens. I submit that it is not."

"... Our nation has not depended on militia for hundreds of years, so the hypothesis of this [Second Amendment] clause is not true and no conclusion follows."

"That does not mean individuals could not have the right to own guns, but by this reading, the Second Amendment does not give that right and would have to be revised to give that right. It is only since the mid-1990s that conservative judges have interpreted the constitution to allow a broad individual right to own guns." ...
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Submitter's Note: Yes, those relentless defenders of conservatism, Justices Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg and Breyer who stated in their Heller dissent:
The question presented by this case is not whether the Second Amendment protects a “collective right” or an “individual right.” Surely it protects a right that can be enforced by individuals.
 

The Gun Control Community: Elation turns to depression (Updated)
Submitted by: John Boch
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"Gun control advocates were elated in the days following the Newtown, Connecticut school massacre. They were elated not that children were slaughtered by an evil man-child as part of an insane rampage, but because they thought they could get previously rejected laws passed in the hysteria following the tragedy."

"There are five stages of grief and they are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. In the days following the Connecticut massacre, Americans were in the anger and bargaining stages of grief. Americans were demanding our leaders to do “something” to prevent insane rampages by lunatics as part of their grief, and gun control advocates were right there to tout their freedom- and liberty-killing snake oil as the solution." ...
 

Google teams with Biden to host ‘fireside’ video chat on gun control
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"Google is teaming up with Vice President Joe Biden to host a video conversation with voters about gun control." ...

"The chat with Biden will be hosted tomorrow [Thursday] afternoon." ...
 

CA: Stop living in fear, folks
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"It is sad to realize how many people live in fear and are easily led by the NRA into believing that the government is taking away the Second Amendment. No truth to it."

"President Ronald Reagan supported a ban on military-type assault weapons, and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia ruled that such a ban is legal and constitutional."

"So if there is modification to the Second Amendment, which is allowed within the Constitution, I cannot see where the government is taking away our guns." ...
 

NY: Constitutional rights not meant to be absolute
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"In a recent letter on gun control, the writer says that censoring movies or video games is an infringement of the First Amendment right to choose. And making a particular type of firearm illegal is an infringement of the Second Amendment right to choose."

"The writer could have added that current proposals requiring treatment or institutionalization of persons deemed to be dangerous because of mental illness is an infringement of rights to life and liberty under the Fifth Amendment." ...
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Submitter's Note: If s/he were as stupid as you then yes, s/he could.
 

VA: Virginia Lawmaker that Waved Around AK47 has more Gun Troubles
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... "[I]n May 1991, Morrissey borrowed two semi-automatic weapons from the Virginia State Police forensic lab; an Uzi submachine gun and a TEC-9 capable of firing 72 rounds without reloading. Morrissey used the weapons as props when he discussed drugs and violence at schools, and during civic meetings. ... In April 1993, the same judge that ordered the crime lab to loan Morrissey the guns ordered him to produce the firearms and explain what happened to them, to which Morrissey confessed that they were 'either lost or misplaced.' In April 1994, the guns were discovered during an arrest of a heroin dealer. ..." ...
 

AL: Store Clerk in AL Stops Knife Wielding Wine Thief – No Shots Fired (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A man entered a store in Alabama, brandished a knife and began grabbing bottles of wine."

"The man was stopped by the store clerk who drew a gun."

"The suspect was caught by police and is being charged with first degree robbery."

"There was a second man in the store during the incident, but was found to have no involvement in the incident." ...
 

IN: Woman in Indiana Exchanges Shots With Violent Home Invader, Scaring Him Off
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A would be home invader burst into an occupied home in Indianapolis, IN and fired a shot at one of the residents inside."

"A woman who was sleeping inside the home, drew a gun from her purse and opened fire on the suspect." ...
 

NY: Rochester, NY Resident Uses AR-15 to Scare Off Would Be Burglars
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A resident in the Rochester area of NY heard a noise early Monday morning."

"There were 2 would be burglars in the home. One of the suspects pointed a gun at one of the residents of the home, while another resident retrieved their own gun, allegedly an AR-15, and pointed it at the two would be burglars, who then fled." ...
 

NY: Chief: Rochester man scares off burglars with AR 15 rifle (video available)
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"Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard says a resident of a home confronted two burglars with a semi-automatic assault rifle and scared the would-be burglars off. It happened around midnight Tuesday. Chief Sheppard says the weapon is legal and is legally owned by the resident."

"It's the style of gun that the homeowner used that some anti-gun advocates say shouldn't even be available." ...
 

Vendors say Outdoor Show ban puts them in lose-lose situation
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"Mike Olien has been planning his first trip to the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show for a year."

"His Texas-based company, MN Outdoors, planned the roll out for its new clip-on beverage holder when the show opens Feb. 2."

"MN specializes in duck decoys and hunting camera mounts. Its beverage holder isn't specifically designed for hunters. The company does not sell guns or gun accessories."

"But the Harrisburg show's new firearm policy has put Olien -- a 'lifetime member of anything you can be a lifetime member of,' an AR-15 owner and a strong gun control opponent -- in a lose-lose position." ...
 

PA: Boycott of Harrisburg Show Reaches Fever Pitch
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"Minute by minute, individuals and companies are bailing from the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in apparent disgust over the show promoter’s refusal to allow modern sporting rifles to be displayed at this year’s event."

"The show, held annually in Harrisburg, Pa., was supposed to begin Feb. 2. From the list of boycotters, it now appears the show is in real jeopardy of being canceled altogether." ...
 

Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show doomed
Submitted by: John Boch
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"Did you have plans for attending the grand-daddy of sports and outdoor shows, the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show held in Harrisburg, PA in February?"

"You might want to reconsider."

"The show’s promoters have banned all references to America’s favorite rifle, the AR-15 and those like it. ..." ...

"Gun owners are not amused."

"They’ve made their voices heard and vendors are pulling out left and right. Literally every hour, big names in the shooting world are pulling out." ...
 

Harry Reid, Anti-Gun Cadre Introduce “A Bill to Reduce Violence and Protect the Citizens of the United States” (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"OK, there’s not much we know about this bill right now. It’s sitting in the Senate Judiciary Committee and it’s so new that the usual suspects don’t have the full text available yet. But there are already signs that this thing might just be a publicity stunt that will die a death by a thousand cuts as Republicans attach amendment after amendment until it’s too dirty for anyone to vote for . . ." ...
 

Congressman Lamar Smith on Gun Control
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Lamar Smith is my local representative in the House and I sent him a nice letter sharing my views on the current gun control proposals. While this is the same guy that sponsored SOPA and PIPA, I think this reply might just make up for that slight misstep. And once we defeat this round of civilian disarmament efforts, then we can discuss his position on the legalization of marijuana . . ." ...
 

Gun Owners Have NY Assemblyman Losquardo in their [Proverbial] Sights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"New York’s ill-conceived, poorly-written, outrageously unconstitutional gun ban bill is law. If you want to know how bad it is, click here to go to Governor Cuomo’s SAFE Act FAQ page. Owners of 'assault rifles (as listed here by brand and here by features) have until April 15 to register their gun with the State Police or transfer it out of state (where it becomes some other Governor’s “problem”). Also from that date forwards, no one in the New York can sell an ammunition magazine capable of holding more than seven rounds. Bu before then, Brookhaven gun owners will get the chance to be the first in the state to punish pols who supported the SAFE Act . . ." ...
 

Sell-Out Point Man?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"'What I hope we can do is get a bill passed out of the Judiciary,' Mr. Reid said. 'It may not be everything everyone wants, but I hope it has some stuff in there that’s really important.'" ...

"What's the bill of goods some argued as an excuse not to pay Reid back for his confirmation betrayals? That we need him in that spot because he will keep bills from getting to the floor?" ...
 

Feinstein revives assault-weapons ban
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"California Democrat Dianne Feinstein will begin her fourth full term as a U.S. senator much as she started her Senate career: fighting for a ban on assault weapons."

"Feinstein's new bill, which will be introduced Thursday in the Senate, among other things proposes to:" ...
 

Another Mealy-Mouthed RINO
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"No, [REDACTED], I'm not asking you to [KEEP] anything in mind, I'm DEMANDING that you show leadership on this, or by God, I will work for the damned Democrat just to get your gutlesss butt out of there. The worst one of them could do is push us closer to civil war, and if you're the best the Republicans can offer, the political process is dead anyway." ...
 

In Congress, survivors of gun violence take debate personally
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"They belong to an exclusive group in the U.S. Congress: survivors of gun violence."

"They number at least seven. A few were nearly killed. Others lost family members or colleagues before they came to Washington and became players in the national debate on guns."

"Still carrying the emotional and, in some cases, physical scars from those episodes, most of the legislators believe a string of mass killings - notably the Newtown, Conn., school shooting that killed 26 last month - has put the goal of more stringent gun control laws within tantalizing reach." ...
 

Lawmakers to unveil new assault weapons ban
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"Democratic lawmakers plan to formally reintroduce a bill Thursday that would ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, the most ambitious — and politically risky — element of proposals unveiled by President Obama to limit gun violence."

"The 'Assault Weapons Ban of 2013' is similar to one passed in 1994 that expired with little protest in 2004. The measure will be unveiled Thursday morning by a slate of Democratic co-sponsors, led by longtime gun control advocates Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (N.Y.), who have pushed for the ban before in part because of their personal histories with gun violence." ...
 

Obama gun view out of step with public opinion
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"Ever since the Sandy Hook shootings, we've been hearing that now, at last, it's time for the [NRA] to drop its 'extremist' views and accept the sort of gun control that Democrats — and their allies in the press — were pushing long before Sandy Hook. When NRA Executive Vice President Wayne La Pierre proposed armed guards in schools, it was portrayed as evidence of how out-of-touch the organization was. ..."

"But then a funny thing happened. After the NRA school-guard strategy was roundly denounced as outright crazy by the pundits, — the editors of the New York Times called it 'delusional, almost deranged' — President Obama came out with ... a proposal for armed guards in schools. ..." ...
 

MO: State Senator Wants Gun Ownership Reported to Schools
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"Because no proposal in today’s pro-civilian disarmament climate seems to go too far, Missouri state Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat from the St. Louis suburb of University City, is doing her bit in the war on guns. Her proposal: force the parents of all school-age children – whether they attend government or private schools – to report the fact that the family owns guns to their school’s administrators. How could this possibly prevent a school shooting? It can’t, but that’s not really the point . . ." ...
 

CT: Lawmakers Propose Registration for All Guns and Requiring Permits for Pistol Grips and Ammo Purchases
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"Two Democratic state lawmakers in CT have proposed a bill that would require all firearms be immediately registered with the state and have a biennial review of their registration and guns. Those who failed to comply would instantly become criminals."

"Rifles that have a pistol grip would require an additional, special permit."

"The law would also require one to obtain yet another permit in order to purchase ammunition as well as outlawing online purchases of ammo."

"The bill also contains a requirement for safely storing and locking up firearms, but the requirement isn’t 100% clear yet." ...
 

NH: Self-defense law: Citizens have a right to protect themselves, say opponents of the repeal bill
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"Several hundred people turned out Tuesday to a public hearing to oppose a bill they say would deny them the constitutional right to self-defense in public."

"Supporters of House Bill 135, which repeals the state's year-old stand-your-ground law, say the current law could cost innocent lives. The bill's prime sponsor, House Majority Leader Stephen Shurtleff, D-Concord, wants to return to the Castle doctrine, which he said served the state well for decades. His bill would not allow deadly force as self-defense in the public square without first retreating from harm, if possible, he said." ...
 

NY: Herkimer Co. Legislature opposes state’s new gun law
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
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"Herkimer County Democratic Legislator Gary Hartman stepped up to the podium Wednesday evening in the county Legislative Chambers, the room silent, waiting."

"'I understand the passion and emotion running throughout the Valley as a result over some uncertainty of how Remington Arms ownership will react to (the state’s new firearms act),' he began, noting that he supports the firearms manufacturer in Ilion." ...
 

OK: [Congressman] Lankford blames 'welfare moms' for gun violence
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"During a meeting with constituents in Oklahoma City that was caught on video, Oklahoma Congressman James Lankford made the comment that 'welfare moms' were at least partially to blame for the rash of shootings and gun violence committed by children." ...
 

NY: Our new gun law: Rushed and wrong
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"New York’s new gun control law, celebrated far and wide as the first major piece of state legislation enacted in the wake of the Newtown massacre, is deeply misguided. It is bad policy made possible by a seriously flawed process."

"For starters, Gov. Cuomo circumvented the state Constitution’s requirement that bills age for at least three days before being voted on."

"Yes, the Constitution allows for the governor to issue a 'Message of Necessity' letter in emergency situations. But there was no such emergency here, and doing an end run around this state mandate is no mere technicality." ...
 

UT: Proposal: No permit needed to carry concealed weapon in Utah (video available)
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"Permits wouldn't be necessary for most people to carry concealed weapons in Utah if a state lawmaker gets his way."

"Rep. John Mathis, R-Vernal, is sponsoring H.B. 76, which allows essentially any law-abiding citizen over the age of 21 in the state to carry a gun, openly or concealed." ...
 

ID: Idaho lawmakers don’t need concealed weapon permits
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... "Idaho law allows sheriffs to require those applying for concealed weapons permits to go through a training course, ranging from a hunter education class to a firearms safety class, and most sheriffs require those, according to the Idaho Sheriffs Association. It also requires fingerprints and a criminal background check. But none of that applies for elected officials."

"'We have the trust of our constituents,' said [Sen. Roy Lacey, D-Pocatello], who has a small gun he’d like to carry when he rides his bike in grizzly bear habitat in the Island Park area. 'I think that’s why we’re here. As part of that trust, we should be responsible with our guns.'" ...
 

NY: Wilton GOP Passes Anti-SAFE Act Resolution
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"The backlash against New York’s new gun control law, the NY SAFE Act, continues, with the Wilton GOP announcing today it unanimously passed a resolution in opposition to the measure and calling on fellow party committees to do the same." ...
 

NY: Assembly Republicans Stand Up For The Second Amendment (video)
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"On Tuesday, January 15, 2013, New York State Assembly Republicans stood up against ill-sighted legislation that undermines our Second Amendment rights."
 

NY: School Board Votes to Discuss Gun Show at Next Meeting
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"Saratoga Springs School Board member Frank Palumbo isn’t one to mince words, and he made it clear Tuesday night that he believes the City Center on Broadway is no place for a gun show."

"'We are a long-range rifle shot from the City Center,' Palumbo said during the regular meeting of the Saratoga Springs City School District Board of Education, which took place at Lake Avenue Elementary School, about half a mile from the location of this weekend’s NEACA Gun Fair." ...
 

NRA President Says Much of NY Law is Unconstitutional
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"The president of the National Rifle Association on Wednesday said his organization would soon file a 'notice of claim' against New York state — the first step toward possibly filing a lawsuit against the state’s new gun laws."

"In order to sue the state, a 'notice of claim' has to be filed within 90 days of the legally questionable event. David Keene, the NRA president, said he wasn’t sure exactly when the lobbying group would file the notice, but signaled it would be coming shortly." ...
 

Oath keeping sheriffs pledge their lives to protect counties from 'gun control'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Last week, we looked at eight states, including Missouri, (since then, a ninth, New Mexico, has joined in) where "Second Amendment Preservation Act" legislation has been introduced. The Second Amendment Preservation Act, depending on state to state variations, makes enforcement of new federal forcible citizen disarmament laws (and executive orders) a felony in that state." ...
 

Sheriffs vs feds
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"In light of the Utah Sheriffs Association’s recent rant, there are a few clarifications to make concerning the changes in federal gun-control laws being proposed by President Obama"

"First, there is no proposal to authorize federal agents to seize guns that have been lawfully purchased. Nobody is going to knock on Utahns’ doors and demand that the occupants turn over their assault rifles, even if the president’s proposals were to become law." ...
 

NY: Sheriffs voice concerns over new state gun law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Sheriffs from across upstate are hoping the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo will revisit portions of the new gun control law, saying the measure was adopted in haste and targets law-abiding gun owners."

"The new gun law was adopted Jan. 15, and it has been a major focus of the state Sheriffs’ Association conference this week in Albany."

"Some sheriffs said the law takes positive steps to address mental-health issues and access to illegal guns, but they said it also infringes on Second Amendment rights." ...
 

Too Fast, too Furious
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Why is it that with all the talk of preventing gun violence with unconstitutional gun control directives, the president and his odious band of weapons dealers have not been called to account for their illegal arms shipments south of the border, or their giving of arms to al Qaeda resulting in the effective murder of U.S. diplomatic personnel in Libya?" ...
 

CO: Garfield County sheriff weighs in on gun-control controversy
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario said he opposes any legislative attempts at enacting new gun-control laws, which he believes would infringe on the constitutional right of citizens to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment."

"However, he stopped short of saying he would not enforce any new laws that come out of the state Legislature or from the federal government, as some Front Range sheriffs and other law enforcement officials across the country have suggested." ...
 

Nobel Peace Prize Winner: Obama wants military leaders who will fire on U.S. citizens
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"Jim Garrow, world renowned author and 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner has posted on Facebook that Obama has a new litmus test… He wants military leaders who will fire on U.S. citizens" ...
 

LA: Deputy Sheriff Fired for Selling Synthetic Marijuana
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"A Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputy was fired last week when a Sheriff’s Office investigation determined that he had been selling synthetic marijuana online after it was outlawed in Louisiana."

"Scott Sigur is alleged to have made at least three sales of the synthetic cannabinoid JWH-018 after it was banned in August 2010 and to have profited to the tune of $50,000 to $80,000." ...
 

AL: Former Fort Deposit police officer sentenced to more than 3 years in prison for stealing from motorists
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"A former Fort Deposit police officer was sentenced to more than three year in prison today by U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller, according to the Justice Department."

"Carlos Tyson Bennett, 37, pleaded guilty on Aug. 29, 2012, to one count of conspiracy against rights and four counts of deprivation of rights under color of law." ...
 

FL: Lawyer for ex-Melbourne cop accused of hiring prostitutes delays case
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"The case of a former Melbourne police officer, accused of having sex with prostitutes while on duty, has been delayed for a couple of weeks."

"A plea deal for Jose Otero was supposed to happen Wednesday. However, at the last minute, his attorney called for a continuation in the case instead."

"Otero was fired in July 2012 after investigators set up surveillance video claiming to show him in the act." ...
 

IL: Death of man beaten by North Chicago police classified as homicide
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"Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd has reversed his office’s ruling from 'undetermined' to 'homicide' in the case of a man who died after North Chicago police restrained him, hit him with batons and shocked him with a Taser."

"Rudd said the blows 45-year-old Darrin 'Dagwood' Hanna absorbed from police batons initiated the string of medical events that caused his death in November 2011. ..." ...
 

WA: Yakima County Sheriff stands by constitution
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"One month after Yakima County Sheriff Ken Irwin posted a message on his department’s website explaining that he would uphold both the state and federal constitutional provisions on the right to keep and bear arms, his statement is suddenly catching fire on the internet." ...
 

NY: NYPD Commissioner says department will begin testing a new high-tech device that scans for concealed weapons
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"Get ready for scan-and-frisk."

"The NYPD will soon deploy new technology allowing police to detect guns carried by criminals without using the typical pat-down procedure, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Wednesday."

"The department just received a machine that reads terahertz — the natural energy emitted by people and inanimate objects — and allows police to view concealed weapons from a distance." ...
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Submitter's comment: And of course a rag that's asking people to sign its petition to ban "assault weapons" is not going to mention the Fourth Amendment in its article cheering on the advancing police state.
 

Op-Ed: Gun control has a clear record of failure
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"In the wake of the horrific murders at the Sandy Hook school in Connecticut, America has been deluged with calls for ever-more-restrictive gun-control laws, and that's understandable. It's natural to think that's the solution if you don't know these measures have been tried and have always failed."

"We crave a solution so much that we'll ignore the record and keep repeating failed policies."

"We are told that we need gun-control laws. Sounds good, right? Should we make it illegal for anyone adjudicated to be mentally ill to buy a gun? Let's make it illegal for felons to possess guns. Let's license gun dealers and require the FBI to do a background check on anyone buying a gun from these stores. ..." ...
 

CA: California School District Purchases 14 AR-15s For School Police Department (video story)
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"One California school district is taking action to protect the students in their schools."

"The Fontana Unified School District Police Department purchased 14 AR-15 rifles for their officers to store at locations on the school for quick deployment by their officers in an active shooter scenario. Note that these are semi-automatic rifles, not fully automatic M4′s that the military uses." ...
 

WA: Background check fantasy collides with political correctness in Seattle Times
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"The Seattle Times editorial board went after gun rights again Tuesday about the same time that a Seattle mayoral candidate learned the hard way that political correctness is standing in the way of something the firearms community has advocated for years: preventing mentally ill people from obtaining firearms."

"It is indicative of a national dilemma for which the firearms community is consistently and unfairly criticized with the 'Big Lie' that 'the gun lobby wants to arm crazy people.'" ...
 

NY: Gun control won't make us safer
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"Rensselaer County is home to thousands of residents who are patriotic, law-abiding and committed to their community and country. Many of these residents are also law-abiding gun owners."

"I am saddened and concerned by the decision by some state and federal lawmakers to reduce the rights of law-abiding citizens as set forth by the Second Amendment of the Constitution. Much of this gun control legislation is being rushed, considered with little public review or involvement and with virtually no input or involvement from representatives of law-abiding gun owners." ...
 

TX: Collin County sheriff: Not all gun control violates rights
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"A suburban Dallas sheriff said Wednesday he doesn’t consider all gun control to be unconstitutional, days after posting on Facebook that he wouldn’t enforce any laws by 'misguided politicians' infringing on the Second Amendment." ...
 

NY: In One Sentence, Union Head Destroys Logic of Gun Control Law While Trying to Defend It
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... "I know the focus is on the idea that retired cops should be able to have access to weapons the 'regular citizen' shouldn’t, but that sentence was so profound in its amount of fail I want to focus on it."

"'As a law enforcement officer for over 20 years, I understand the importance of instituting a new policy on mandating the limits of bullets that a regular citizen can possess, but as a matter of fact the bad guys are not going to follow this law.'" ...
 

NY: Behind Park’s Name, a Civil War Soldier Who Helped Give the N.R.A. Birth
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"A few months ago, Andrew Soar wondered why somebody named Wingate was so important that a park had been named for him — the 5.89 acres in the shadow of Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn where Mr. Soar sometimes works out."

"So he did a Google search of 'Wingate.' He learned that, among other things, George W. Wingate was a founder of the National Rifle Association and was its president for more than 20 years."

"Mr. Soar paused during his workout in Wingate Park the other day to talk about what he said was an irony: The city has a mayor who has made gun control a priority and has a park honoring the Brooklyn lawyer who wanted to 'promote marksmanship.'" ...
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Submitter's comment: These fools describe George W. Wingate as "a Civil War soldier" and "a Union Army officer." To them it's not worth mentioning that he was a General.
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
The UK has a crime problem and, believe it or not, except for murder, theirs is worse than ours. — Dan Rather, CBS Special Report, July, 2000

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