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Remaining jailed New Mexico gun dealer family members granted bond
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "An appeal is being made to supporters of the family because 'they will not be able to be released unless they can raise the cash bond amounts.' Attorneys 'who have been working tirelessly' need to be paid as well, the appeal continues, as 'there have been a lot of expenses involved in the case since the end of the trial.'" ...
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Submitter's Note: This evening's late night breaking Gun Rights Examiner story brings happy news--but only if those who agree that a grave injustice has been done are willing to help. Please contribute, it doesn't matter how little, to help get Rick and Ryin out before the weekend, and please, if ever a story needed to be spread in a short amount of time, share this link with everyone you think will agree.
 

Gun Laws of America: Critical Items Missing in Feinstein’s Gun Bill
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"I’ve just finished reading the 122 pages of Diane Feinstein’s latest 'gun-control' bill, Senate Bill S.150, and was surprised to find some important things missing."

"... but first, here’s what’s missing."

"1. Criminals"

"Nothing addresses criminals — everything is aimed at innocent people who haven’t done anything wrong. There is not even any 'malum in se' (legalese for intent to do wrong) or criminal intention. It is all 'malum prohibitum' (wrong because we say so), the worst kind of bureaucratic and government abuse — crime by decree. The critics appear to be right. This is not about gun control, it is purely about control. ..." ...
 

Gun Control and Social Contract Theory, Part 1
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Today’s debate on Gun Control is largely framed by two diametrically opposed perspectives. On the one hand, many proponents of gun rights hold the position that the Second Amendment affords an unrestricted right to keep and bear any arms of our choosing, subject to exactly zero restrictions. All Americans, they argue, regardless of mental capacity, prior conviction status, etc. are guaranteed the right by the Constitution to keep and bear any arms they wish. On the opposing side, many gun control proponents advocate complete civilian disarmament. In their minds, the average person simply can’t be trusted to own firearms. They believe that in a gun-free world, crime would simply cease to exist. . . ." ...
 

Enslave America … Disarm the people!
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Watching the gun debate proliferate across the nation, functionaries and politicians weep from podiums erected on the graves of children asserting that law abiding citizens be punished along with lawbreakers. Is this not a tawdry abuse of their office?"

"The Second Amendment does not grant a new right for the citizens, rather it recognizes and provides in writing 'a new security'1, as Justice Wilson stated, to the existing rights God had already conferred on His creation and confirmed in legal commentaries that undergird American law.2" ...
 

Guns and roses, Part I
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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... "As most of you probably know; I love a good debate. Even in losing, I learn something in the exchange - that is if my debate opponent is informed and honest! ... An honest debate starts with facts, proceeds to the problem, and ultimately to a solution. The facts are that innocent people, young and old, are being massacred. The killers are using available weapons such as handguns, rifles, clubs, hammers, knives, shotguns, fists, feet and sundry other things. All of the above are lawfully bought and possessed under the Constitution. States and the federal governments have placed restrictions on automatic weapons and such things as mortars, hand grenades, flame throwers, and explosives. The gun control lobby is not prepared for this debate. ..." ...
 

Local GSL member at Lew Rockwell: Lies and the State
Submitted by: John Boch
Website: http://www.gunssavelife.com

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... "I know there are some honorable people in government. I have even met some. This article is not about them. It is about those politicians, hereinafter referred to as 'the government', who aid and abet the proliferation of politically expedient lies in a thousand sneaky ways. They would appear to be the majority, or things would be better than they are."

"I often hear questions like these: Why doesn’t the government address the issue of the link between psychotropic drugs and mass shootings? Why do they talk only about gun control as a means to 'stop the violence'? Why don’t they get it? Why are they so dumb?"

"Listen: They are not dumb. They know exactly what they are doing. ..." ...
 

It’s time to educate ourselves concerning Constitutional rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I would like to address Mr. Mike Beebe’s recent 'Viewpoints' leading article regarding firearms and the Second Amendment. In it he made some remarks that display the current attitude of many Americans who are making judgments based mostly on emotions and very little research and understanding of the Second Amendment."

"Mr. Beebe stated that '...collectively our culture repeatedly has failed to handle military weapons responsibly...' This is totally false. Nearly all firearms that gun owners have possessed over the past 200-plus years are direct descendants of military weapons, such as the bolt-action rifle from the 1906 Springfield rifle and the Model 1911 pistol, which is still produced for the public. ..." ...
 

Gun owners are people, too -- Background checks are not as simple as liberals have made them out to be
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"As controversial as the various proposals for gun control legislation have been in the wake of the Newtown shooting, one idea that’s managed to survive the debate and gain some traction, even among gun owners, is universal background checks."

"That impulse is a good one. We all want to stop criminals and the dangerous (or potentially dangerous) mentally ill from getting weapons. As a gun owner myself, I consider background checks an acceptable price to pay for the right to own a gun. I share that belief with many other gun owners." ...
 

Do Women Prefer AR-15 Rifles?
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"One of the most contentious moments of Wednesday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun control came when a witness insisted that military-style AR-15 rifles were the 'weapon of choice' among the ladies."

"The comment elicited cackles in the back of the hearing room, crowded with heavy hitters from gun control groups and National Rifle Association reps."

"'Young women are speaking out as to why AR-15 weapons are their weapon of choice,' Independent Women's Forum senior fellow Gayle Trotter dead-panned. 'The guns are accurate. They have good handling. They're light. They're easy for women to hold.'"

"But Trotter's endorsement of the civilianized assault rifle didn't end there. ..." ...
 

Are you like me and believe that a .357mag makes an excelent rifle caliber?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Pistol caliber carbines like the Sig MPX seem to gaining favor again, but they certainly aren’t new."

"The aging MP5 has been around since the Mid 60′s, but historically even American cowboys carried rifles chambered in the same caliber as their pistols (and I think their choice made more sense)."

"There are 4 reasons to choose a pistol caliber carbine, as opposed to a true rifle cartridge…" ...
 

TriStar Arms to carry full line of Canik pistols
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"TriStar Arms, an importer of sporting, hunting and self-defense pump, semi-auto and break-action shotguns, will be expanding their small offering of handguns with a full line of Canik pistols."

"They will be adding polymer, steel and alloy-framed pistols to their catalog, seven new models in 9mm and a few with .40 S&W variants."

"Canic manufactures high-end CZ and Walther clones, and their guns are generally considered on-par with their original makers’. They make a fairly wide variety of CZ-type pistols and a smaller number of P99 copies." ...
 

Kel-Tec PMR-30 pistol
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"The Gun of the Week is the Kel-Tec PMR-30 pistol chambered in .22WMR. I got a chance to check it out and Nova Armament Gun show in Herdon, VA. Malcolm did a demo for me as seen in the YouTube video below. The PMR-30 is a double stack semiautomatic pistol that has a 30 round magazine." ...
 

Ammo Out of Stock? Maybe not
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "... I have had great success with the Internet. Whenever I’m online, I’ll open several browser tabs, log into sites that specialize in ammunition sales, and hit the refresh button every few minutes. It is tedious, but it works well."

"The .223 pages are telling. Most of these sites (this week and last) have occasional options, but they’re oddball bullet weights, or high-end offerings ..."

"Take last night, for instance. Lucky Gunner, at 8:45, had Speer Gold Dot .223, 20 packs, for $1.75 a round. ..."

"Shortly after 9, I checked again ... and there were 13 tins of Tula. I bought one, typing like a mad man to get all of my information entered, and by the time I was finished with the transaction, there were eight left in stock. ..." ...
 

AR15 Two Part Lower Assembly
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"This is a brief overview of how my two-part printed Lower Receiver is assembled into a fully functional Lower Receiver."

"I’m going to assemble an AR-15 Lower Receiver from parts. The lower Receiver is the part of the AR(Armalite Rifle)-15 civilian firearm that contains the fire control group, the magazine well, and attaches the stock to the Upper receiver which holds the bolt and the barrel. On its own, the Lower Receiver is hardly recognizable as a firearm. One would be more likely to confuse an upper receiver by itself for a firearm than a lower. But the Lower Receiver is the part on which the serial number is stamped, and of all the distinct components of the complete rifle, this part is legally considered to be 'the gun' ..." ...
 

Put limits on the Second Amendment now
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Today’s gun hearing in Washington is making it clearer than ever why there have to be limits on the Second Amendment."

"A civilized society does not exist when people like the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre are running around, clinging to their guns and claiming - without proof - that they need to have high-capacity magazines to defend themselves, especially against the federal government."

"Instead, Congress needs to place strong limits on how far the Second Amendment can be used to arm Americans." ...
 

Gun rally on MLK Day not appreciated
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Now that the emotions of the Newtown shootings have lessened, the debate over gun control has begun in earnest."

"I knew that this would not be an easy thing to accomplish because the one thing that adamant gun rights supporters are known for is their unmovable convictions and their unwillingness to even consider discussing altering gun regulations. Given that insurmountable opposition, it is not surprising that not much headway has taken place in keeping guns out of the hands of irresponsible and dangerous people." ...
 

Closing gun background check loopholes won't threaten 2nd amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy says closing loopholes in the background check system for gun purchasers won't threaten firearms owners' Second Amendment rights to own a gun and is a matter of common sense." ...
 

The Second Amendment is not a suicide pact
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "I'm going to put 'heckling the father of murdered six year old' right at the top of my updated list of signs that America can safely ignore you, or at least not give a single flying shit as to what supposed rights you think you have, but I do want to reiterate one point: For a sizable percentage of America's most aggressive gun fetishists (not 'enthusiasts,' please—there's a difference between shooting as a hobby and stockpiling guns as your own personal anti-government, anti-society religion) the ability to quickly murder a classroom or two of elementary school kids isn't a bug. It's a feature." ...
 

Daily Digest: DDG
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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Duck, duck, goose. A game wherein children learn the art of picking the fat, dumpy kid. A lesson learned by proponents of civilian disarmament. 'Federal law prohibits me from having more than three shells in my shotgun when I’m duck hunting. Federal law provides more protection for the ducks than it does for citizens.' See what California Rep. Mike Thompson did there? He’s encouraging hunters to think of Americans as sitting ducks. Home of the Brave that. Anyway, never mind. 'Assault rifles' have been outselling traditional shotguns and rifles by a margin of five to one (or more) for almost a decade. Handguns have been outselling long guns for more than four years. And all this talk of gun bans is goosing sales. ... Meanwhile . . ." ...
 

Protect Our Gun Rights: Eliminate the ATF
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"In How to Ban Guns, the dailykos.com lays out the gun control equation: registration > confiscation > civilian disarmament. Agreed, only I put a few more >’s into the equation: registration > confiscation > civilian disarmament > police state > mass murder. Even if we disagree on the eventual outcome, it’s nice when an enemy of freedom puts their cards on the table—instead of wrapping their statist plot against the U.S. Constitution in misdirection, lies and half-truths. And here’s the thing: there’s a federal agency ready, willing and able to make it so: the [ATF]. In fact, they’re already doing it . . ." ...
 

Grassley: Deer Don’t Shoot Back, Criminals Do
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday claimed it would be Constitutional to outlaw numerous guns, ammunition and magazines if their restrictive new measures moving through Congress are passed into law."

"'The Second Amendment is secure and will remain secure and protected,' said Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee during a standing room only hearing."

"Leahy and California Democrat Dianne Feinstein are pushing new measures to restrict such purchases and extend the purview of government officials to conduct background checks." ...
 

Senate Gun Hearings Too Fair, DiFi to Hold Her Own Dog and Pony Show
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony on the subject 'What Should America Do About Gun Violence?' The goal was to figure out what steps the government should take to increase gun control (if any). The witness list so far has actually been fairly balanced, inviting both NRA Veep Wayne LaPierre and Mark Kelly (Gabby Giffords’ husband and gun control advocate), as well as some people who actually have skin in the game such as Baltimore’s chief of police. But an equal airing of views isn’t really what Dianne Feinstein had in mind, so she’s planning on holding a hearing of her own. Or, in the words of Eric Cartman, 'screw you guys, I’m holding my own hearings' . . ." ...
 

Gun rights advocates clobber gun ban proposal
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Deluging the Senate Judiciary Committee with facts and figures that some members clearly did not want to hear, three gun rights advocates and some pro-gun members of the panel hammered proposed bans on so-called 'assault weapons' and 'high capacity' magazines during a four-hour Wednesday hearing that was loaded with surprises." ...
 

Gun debate begins in Congress, but both sides start out far apart
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A Capitol Hill hearing on gun control Wednesday brought together both sides of the debate, but the sharp differences on display showed that common ground could prove to be elusive."

"The high-profile hearing was the opening act in what’s likely to be a lengthy and contentious drama about public safety, law enforcement, mental health and personal liberty. But time might not be on the side of those who are pushing for changes in gun laws." ...
 

DU law professor shoots down benefits of gun reform as Congress begins heated debate
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"University of Denver law professor David Kopel appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, testifying that a federal ban on assault weapons would not likely reduce gun violence in the United States."

"Kopel cited a Department of Justice study that determined the assault weapons ban that ruled the land from 1994 to 2004 was not effective."

"'It was something that was tried with great sincerity,' he told the panel in Washington, D.C. 'A lot of people thought it would be a good idea, but it didn’t seem to save any lives that the researchers could find.'" ...
 

Joe Scarborough States the NRA is the Biggest Danger to the Future of Gun Rights and the Republicans (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"On MSNBC this morning host Joe Scarborough continued to express his fear that the NRA’s tactics and influence will endanger Republicans in 2016 as well as cause a backfire on protecting gun rights." ...
 

Senate 'gun violence' committee set to commence on C-SPAN
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "Gun rights activists will be watching intently for how LaPierre reacts to questioning, as well as how citizen disarmament advocates pressure him. A copy of his prepared testimony is posted on the C-SPAN website."

"The hearing is now commencing and can be watched at this link." ...
 

The Promises of Feinstein’s Civilian Disarmament Bill
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"When Senator Feinstein introduced her new gun control civilian disarmament bill she released all the details of the new bill on her website. Along with all of that she also included what she calls 'proof' that the 1994 'Assault Weapons' ban worked."

"The shining example of this 'proof' and the item that she chose to list first and foremost amongst her evidence submitted is a study conducted by the Justice Department that determined 'the assault weapons ban found that it was responsible for a 6.7% decrease in total gun murders, holding all other factors equal." ...
 

Background checks take center stage at fractious Senate hearing
Submitted by: D. Smith

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"Democrats looking to sustain public pressure for new gun laws in the wake of the Newtown shootings clashed Wednesday with Republicans and the National Rifle Association over universal background checks, a far less dramatic proposed change than an assault weapons ban or limits on high capacity magazines."

"'My problem with background checks is you're never going to get criminals to go through universal background checks,' Wayne LaPierre, the chief lobbyist for the NRA, said at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence, the first since President Barack Obama laid out new measures to curb gun crime. 'None of it makes any sense in the real world.'" ...
 

Gun control: inklings of a compromise in the Great Gun Debate (video available)
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"If the Senate is going to pass legislation to prevent gun violence, the early returns are that elevating gun trafficking to a federal offense and expanded background checks for weapons sales are in – but a ban on assault weapons and limits on magazine capacity are likely out." ...
 

As gun control debate heats up, claims get sloppy
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The intensifying gun-control debate has given rise to sloppy claims on both sides."

"Here's a sampling, with the first two examples from the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing on guns Wednesday, and the third from Vice President Joe Biden's online video chat last week during a Google Plus forum." ...
 

Ted Cruz At The Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is the junior senator from Texas and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. In his comments and questions today at the Judiciary Committee's hearing on gun violence (sic) he brought out that the bill proposed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is concerned with cosmetics and not functionality. ..."
 

WY: Wyoming Lawmakers Look to Ban Federal Gun Bans
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Dismayed by the Obama administration’s push to reform the nation’s gun laws, state lawmakers in Wyoming are proposing legislation designed to protect gun owners from gun bans, like the one Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced into the Senate last week."

"Called the 'Firearms Protection Act,' the bill is essentially a ban on federal gun bans." ...
 

NY: Gun Rights Backers, Stung by Cuomo’s Law, Push to Undo It
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
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"More than 100,000 people have signed online petitions denouncing New York’s recently enacted gun laws. Gun owners are contemplating civil disobedience, vowing to ignore a requirement to register firearms they own that are now classified as assault weapons. And some are even calling for the impeachment of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo." ...
 

NY: Gun Rights Advocates Fight Against New Law Signed By Cuomo (audio available)
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"A gun advocacy group took the first step Tuesday to legally halting the newly-signed gun laws for New York state."

"As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported, the New York Rifle and Pistol Association said its position is clear."

"'We believe that (Gov. Andrew) Cuomo’s gun law is a blatant infringement on our Second Amendment rights,' said Jacob Reeper, vice president of legislative and political affairs for the group." ...
 

NY: Gun owners challenge new state law at Clarence forum
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"It was supposed to be a lunchtime forum so law enforcement could explain the state’s new, stricter gun control law."

"But a gathering in Clarence on Tuesday was more like a public demonstration of gun owners, who vented their anger and frustration toward lawmakers in Albany."

"'This is a big mistake,' one man said during the question-and-answer period. 'This law should be repealed.'"

"At least 150 people from across Niagara and Erie counties packed into the Clarence library to hear what authorities had to say about changes to owning assault-style semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity magazines." ...
 

NY: Cuomo defends the gun law, polls be damned
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"Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he was unfazed by a 15-point drop in his job approval rating, as reported this morning by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute."

"Cuomo attributed the sudden drop — which came from a high after his handling of damage caused by Superstorm Sandy — to a new gun control bill ..." ...
 

NY: Advocates intend to sue over gun law (video available)
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"The New York Safe Act has a lot of people fired up and it was very evident at a meeting held in Clarence Tuesday. Hundreds turned out and many were there challenge state officials on the law."

"The meeting was supposed to be a chance for those who may have questions about the new restrictions to get answers, but many who turned out were angry, putting officials on the defensive."

"'If you give me a minute I'll answer the question,' said Mike Green with the Division of Criminal Justice Services." ...
 

NJ: Legislative Feeding Frenzy As NJ Anti-Gun Bill Count Reaches 43
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"Just a few short weeks ago, we issued an alert indicating that 18 new pieces of anti-gun legislation had been introduced in Trenton since January 1. That number quickly grew to 23, then 30, and as of today has reached an unprecedented 43, with no sign that the bill introductions are stopping (see current list of bill introductions below)."

"It's a legislative feeding frenzy, as many of our elected officials are falling all over themselves to destroy what's left of the Second Amendment in the Garden State, instead of focusing on meaningful solutions to keep our schools safe and keep the mentally ill from accessing firearms." ...
 

Heller case attorney: NY 7-round limit “clearly unconstitutional” (video available)
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"On January 29, 2013, I attended a discussion between Alan Gura, the attorney who successfully argued the Heller v. D.C. and McDonald v. Chicago 2nd Amendment cases in the Supreme Court, and Cornell Law Professor Michael Dorf. Gura was invited by the Cornell Law Federalist Society and Second Amendment Club."

"The discussion was fascinating, and I strongly urge you to view the complete 1 hour video which is posted on YouTube." ...
 

MI: Drunk and near a gun, Michigan court says that's OK
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "DeRoche challenged the criminal charge as a violation of his Second Amendment rights."

"The Court of Appeals agreed and said, since the gun had been moved away from him to another part of the house, he was only near the firearm – not in possession of it."

"The court decision says to rule otherwise would be too restrictive – essentially, people in a residence with a firearm anywhere in it could not consume alcohol." ...
 

Sen Sessions: Why Isn't DoJ Enforcing Existing Gun Laws? (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Senator Sessions to the Senate Judiciary Committee today: 'I was the federal prosecutor for the Southern District of Alabama, and we aggressively went after those who were found with guns in their possession during the commission of crimes. To this day, that district has the highest rate of federal gun prosecutions of anywhere in the country, and I am convinced that we sent a message to criminals. We saw a decline in the violent crime rate as a result.'" ...
 

Read the Letter 1,100 Green Berets Signed for Protection of the 2nd Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The Special Operations Forces Report (SOFREP) called our attention to a 2,929-word letter signed by more than 1,000 Green Berets in support of protecting the Second Amendment and explaining why 'all Americans should be concerned' about doing so themselves." ...
 

Sheriffs Bristle Over Obama's Gun-Control Initiatives
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Dozens of sheriffs across the country are questioning the constitutionality of President Obama's gun-control initiatives and are even suggesting that they would not allow federal officials to enforce laws they deem a violation of the Second Amendment." ...
 

IA: Nora Springs officer charged with choking young victim
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The Nora Springs police officer arrested last week and charged with child endangerment allegedly choked his victim, according to Floyd County District Court records."

"James A. Gray Jr., 43, of Nora Springs, was arrested Friday by a Floyd County sheriff’s deputy for an alleged incident that occurred on Thursday." ...
 

CA: Alleged rape victim likely to testify at former cop's hearing
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"A former Sacramento police officer accused of raping a woman in her 70s had a new court date set today in which the alleged victim apparently will testify."

"Sacramento Superior Court Judge Laurel D. White scheduled a March 6 'conditional examination' for the former officer, Gary Dale Baker, 49."

"The examination, sought by the Deputy District Attorney Amy Holliday, is expected to take three days. Court officials say it will feature one witness -- a woman identified only as 78-year-old 'Jane Doe.'" ...
 

NM: City settles civil rights lawsuit filed against Las Cruces Police
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"The city has settled a civil rights lawsuit filed against Las Cruces Police alleging unlawful arrest and excessive use of force by three officers."

"Attorneys for the parties agreed during a settlement conference Wednesday in the courtroom of U.S. Magistrate Judge Lourdes A. Martinez that the city will pay plaintiff Steven Romero $85,000."

"In exchange for the money, Romero has agreed to dismiss his lawsuit against three Las Cruces Police officers and the city." ...
 

IN: Grandmother sues city, police department over June flash grenade incident
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"A 68-year-old Evansville woman, who was at home with her granddaughter last June when police in SWAT gear tossed in flash grenades into her home and forced their way inside to serve a warrant, has filed a lawsuit against the city and the Evansville Police Department."

"Police came up empty-handed in a search for evidence about threatening Internet posts but only after damaging the house, handcuffing the woman and her granddaughter and seizing their computers, according to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court at Evansville." ...
 

OH: Atty. Gen. Mike DeWine issues letter debunking claim made by Ohio School Board Assoc. attorney re: legality of armed teachers
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"Although many have been calling for armed protection in schools for some time, in the immediate aftermath of the horrific events in Newtown, CT last month, the calls grew much, much louder, and began coming from more places."

"In Buckeye Firearms Association's first statements about the attack at Sandy Hook Elementary, Chairman Jim Irvine wrote an article entitled 'Our children are dying for our insanity; It's time to emulate Israel's successful efforts to prevent mass killings in schools' in which he reiterated our long-held belief that having an armed presence in schools will deter attackers ..."

"The following day, Attorney General Mike DeWine voiced his own support for arming school employees." ...
 

OH: Woman seeking protection order attacked in Summit County courtroom (video available)
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"An Akron woman seeking a protection order against her former boyfriend was left alone with the man, who then attacked her in the Domestic Relations courtroom."

"The attack, captured on a court security camera, has Summit County judges considering ways to increase the number of deputies who patrol the courthouse." ...
 

WV: Some W.Va. sheriffs take defiant stance on gun laws
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"As Congress begins its discussion of proposed gun control legislation, some West Virginia sheriffs have declared they will not enforce any laws they believe violate the Second Amendment."

"Boone County Sheriff Randall White on Monday wrote a letter to President Barack Obama."

"Josh Nelson, the county's newly elected Republican delegate, posted a copy of the letter on his Facebook page Tuesday ... where it has been 'liked' and 'shared' hundreds of times.

"'It is with all due respect,' White wrote. 'I wish to inform you that so long as I am sheriff of this county, I will not, nor shall I ever support any alterations to the Constitution of the United States or any of its amendments, specifically the right to bear arms.'" ...
 

NY: Gilberto Valle's Cannibal Photos: Defense Offers Images To Show Twisted Fantasy World Of NYPD Cop
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"Lawyers for a New York City police officer charged with seeking to kill and eat women want potential jurors to see kinky photos they say were part of their client's fantasy world."

"One staged Internet photo shows a nude woman hog-tied and served up on a roasting tray. Another portrays a woman tied to a spit over an open fire." ...

"The 28-year-old was charged last fall with using a law enforcement database to make plans to kidnap, rape, kill and eat women. ..."
 

MO:Four Missouri Sheriffs: Gun Control Laws Will Not Be Enforced
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"Ralls County Sheriff Gerry Dinwiddie, Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Shinn, Jackson County Sheriff Chuck Heiss, and Livingston Country Sheriff Steve Cox are all saying 'they won’t enforce any laws that they feel go against the Constitution.'"

"All four have made it clear there are enough gun laws on the books, and that the Obama administration will be overreaching if they try to put more in place." ...
 

MT: Right to bear arms essential to preserving freedom
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"In recent days, I have received dozens of phone calls and emails from Ravalli County citizens wanting to know where I stand with regard to the Second Amendment. The questions have generally been phrased something like this: Chris, in light of the renewed efforts to ramp up gun control, I would like to know if your office will participate in the enforcement of unconstitutional federal laws. I would also like to know if your office would participate in the confiscation of firearms from law-abiding citizens if such an order were given by the federal government." ...
 

IL: The true causes of Chicago’s insane orgy of violence
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"Chicago’s already off to a rousing start this year, with forty-some homicides in the month of January, eclipsing last year’s orgy-of-violence numbers."

"Meanwhile, leftist Democrat politicians in Chicago are decrying 'guns' are the problem, distracting attention away from their miserable economic, social and cultural leadership of the city."

"Guns aren’t the problem, folks."

"Guns are merely the scapegoat." ...
 

Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke squares off with Piers Morgan over guns (video story)
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"Appearing before a nationwide cable-TV audience Tuesday night, Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett traded charges over gun violence."

"In the exchanges, refereed loosely by gun-control proponent and CNN's Piers Morgan, Clarke and Barrett debated the role of the sheriff's office, planned furloughs for Milwaukee police officers and calls for federal gun-control laws." ...
 

OH: Convicted rapist organizes gun control demonstration at Dayton gun show; Media fails to note his sex offender status
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... "In short, 'Anti-Gun-Protestor Jerome McCorry' and 'Rapist-and-Convicted-Felon Jerome McCorry' are one and the same person, and WHIO-TV and The Dayton Daily News have been treating this man as a legitimate voice of reason that should be considered in the debate over whether or not rape and other crime victims should be able to buy firearms in order to protect themselves from attack."

"What's even worse, this isn't the first time. A search of the WHIO-TV website shows Jerome McCorry appearing in other articles advocating gun control over the past few years, and one article about an incident in which an Adam Project-sponsored rally turned violent." ...
 

Gun-friendly states attempting to lure Remington from New York
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"Remington, a New York-based gun and ammunition manufacturer, may soon decide to leave the Empire State in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s strict new gun control law."

"Lawmakers from gun-friendly South Carolina, Michigan, Arizona and Oklahoma are all encouraging Remington to relocate, the local news site Innovation Trail reports. Representatives from all four states have sent letters to Freedom Group, Remington’s owner." ...
 

Handle threats against schools as crimes they are
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"In the weeks since the nation’s heart was ripped out inside an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., we have been reminded – seemingly on a daily basis – of two common themes."

"We desperately want to ensure that such a slaughter of innocents never happens again. And we fundamentally disagree on the best way to go about it." ...
 

CA: Local voices important in national gun debate
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"We all know that the pen is mightier than the sword, but is the keyboard louder than the gun?"

"The question arises this week as local officials jump into the national debate about regulating firearms. Rather than passing laws of their own, our local representatives are writing letters in support — or opposition to — efforts to address the issue on the national level." ...
 

CA: Gun sales up for local retailers
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"As gun control proposals start to emerge, local gun sales continue to surge."

"Possible restrictions on the state and federal level have people racing to gun shops like the Third Street Armory on Main Street in Livingston."

"Owner Mike Sperry Jr. said his sales have tripled since gun control's been pushed onto the national stage. Other local gun shop owners have reported spikes in their business of 75 percent or more." ...
 

MN: Right to bear arms is not absolute
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"If Bob Jentges' take on District of Columbia v. Heller was correct, the opinion would not have required 157 pages. In addition to deciding that individuals had a right to bear arms, Justice Scalia made it quite clear that, like most constitutional rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited." ...
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Submitter's Note: Actually the opinion of the court was only 64 pages but like so many antis Mike doesn't let facts stand in the way of a meme.
 

LA: Second Amendment confers a right
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"At the time of the passage of the Bill of Rights, the people of a young nation had just gained their independence by defeating a country that had the greatest military in the world. At Concord in 1775, a confrontation between British troops and Minutemen occurred when the Minutemen received word that the British were after the people’s gunpowder. After a skirmish, the British searched house to house for individual 'military stores.' The British were trying to confiscate and control all military-type arms that the Minutemen could use to defend their liberty." ...
 

IL: Guns Save Life Jan Meeting Summary (Rantoul)
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"Guns Save Life’s President John Boch called the January 2013 meeting to order at 7:00 sharp."

"It was a chaotic night with just shy of 300 people present. It was standing-room only. We apologize for the KC running out of food before 6p with the crush of people which caught us off guard as well. Before you castigate them for raising prices by $1 starting in February, rest assured we’re going to ask them to be prepared for a few more meals." ...
 

MILLER: The gun-show loophole myth
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For the first time in 14 years, the CEO of the National Rifle Association (NRA), will testify on Capitol Hill. Wayne LaPierre’s appearance Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee underscores how seriously the nation’s largest gun-owners organization takes the latest assault on the Second Amendment.
Committee Chairman Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat, invited former Rep. Gabrielle Gifford’s husband, Mark Kelly, among others, to testify for the other side. In his prepared remarks, Mr. LaPierre will say, “When it comes to the issue of background checks, let’s be honest: Background checks will never be ‘universal’ because criminals will never submit to them.”
 

AR-15s Or RPGs? Senator Says On MSNBC That Video Games Are ‘Bigger Problem Than Guns’
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"The Senate held hearings on gun violence today, and the testimonies ran the gamut from defenses of the Second Amendment to calls for more gun control to the real villain in all this: violent video games. Yes, one of Washington’s favorite punching bags is back in the conversation, and as if to perfectly encapsulate the way in which our leaders view gaming culture, on MSNBC this morning, Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander actually told Chuck Todd that he thinks video games are 'a bigger problem than guns.'" ...
 

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When law and morality contradict each other the citizen has the cruel alternative of either losing his sense of morality or losing his respect for the law. — Frederick Bastiat

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