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Grandma’s Gun
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Have you ever remembered details about someone later in life that didn’t mean anything to you at the time? The first gun owner I knew was my grandmother. I have mentioned her a few times on my podcasts. I smile every time I hear of a woman joining the firearms community. It doesn’t matter if it is for competition, to hunt, for self-defense or to relieve stress. My grandmother’s shotgun saved my life." ...
 

EXCLUSIVE: The Eye Of The Storm
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "Perhaps scariest of all is how many were totally unprepared, totally clueless as to how to provide even the most basic of necessities for themselves, and how the 'solution' articulated by their leadership is to be dependent on others." ...
 

NEWS FLASH: Brady Campaign Opposes NICS Checks!
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"That’s right, the Brady Campaign is cheering the recent 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the dismissal of NRA et al. v. ATF et al., their lawsuit challenging the federal prohibition of 18-20 year-olds from buying handguns from FFLs. And the Bradys have so few wins these days they’re going all out to trumpet their big 'success.' So what’s the big deal?. . ."

"It’s this: current federal law doesn’t prohibit under 21s from owning handguns; they just can’t buy them through an FFL. And given the Bradys’ stance on background checks (hint: they like ‘em), you might think they’d support the NRA’s suit to ensure that 18-20 year-olds can buy guns through FFLs…and have to go through a 'Brady check'." ...
 

A Second Assault Weapons Ban, More Controlling than the First
Submitted by: Cheaperthandirt.com
Website: www.cheaperthandirt.com

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... "We know what the old assault weapons ban looked like, but what would a new, federal assault weapons ban include? No doubt it would ban AR-15s and AK-47s. If we look at what the gun control lobby has pushed recently, high-capacity magazines, incredibly high taxes on firearms and ammunition, limits to the number of firearms you can purchase in a month, microstamping, closing of private transactions and gun show sales, and a cease to mail-order ammunition sales."

"I examined the states’ laws that currently have an assault weapons ban in place and drew my own conclusions about what President Obama’s assault weapons ban could look like:" ...
 

Guns and the election redux: How does CCW translate to voter sentiment?
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"Yesterday marked a milestone in Wisconsin as the Badger State observed the first anniversary of its concealed carry statute, with WTMJ radio and WTAQ News reporting a total of 138,664 carry permits issued out of 151,577 applications."

"That’s not to say some 13,000 applications have been rejected. They simply may not have been processed or issued by Oct. 31, when the radio station got the number." ...
 

‘Crime gun’ trace map withholds key data needed to draw meaningful conclusions
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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"An interactive map created by a New York public radio station is being picked up and spread by news outlets as a meaningful tool for understanding interstate gun trafficking. Based on state firearms trace data summary reports provided on its website by the [ATF], the widget presented by WNYC allows users to click on a state and see how many guns traced were originally purchased on the retail market there and how many came in from other states."

"On the surface this may appear to be useful information, but by itself can lead to conclusions that don’t consider all the facts. ..." ...
 

Julie G On How She Manages to Keep it Classy while Bringing the Awesome
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"When The Noob suggested I interview Julie Golob for GN a little while back, I practically spit my coffee out all over the keyboard in my enthusiastic effort to respond in the affirmative. Julie is a world-class athlete with some 120 championship titles in seven different action shooting disciplines, as well as an author, veteran, social media consultant and hunter. She also happens to be one of the most gracious and kindest people I’ve come across in the gun world. Her passion for the shooting sports, and introducing new folks to firearms, is virtually boundless. ... I had the privilege to speak with the pretty powerhouse about writing, shooting, family and how she keeps that signature smile on her face." ...
 

Good Times with Ghost Targets (video and photo story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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... "Mike Mooty created Ghost Targets in an effort to make shooting at the range fun for kids. And as it happens, grown ups dig them, too." ...
 

7 Common Mistakes of Concealed Carry Licensees & New Shooters
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"... [I]f you carry concealed you must also accept that to protect your life and the lives of your loved ones in specific scenarios, you might be faced with using a firearm and deadly force to take another’s life in self defense. You must have the knowledge, training, mindset, skills, and best firearm and accessories to appropriately and legally handle situations you might encounter. Since the firearm and equipment challenge may involve a trial-and-error approach ... included below are some ideas about that issue as well as some other topics and considerations that may save you some time, trouble, money and, most importantly, help safeguard your life and the lives of your loved ones." ...
 

Gear Review: GPS Handgunner Backpack
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"If getting there is half the fun, getting to and from the range usually isn’t. There’s just so much gear, guns and ammo to carry, it can get pretty unwieldy. I usually use a pistol bag that holds a couple of guns and an Army surplus ammo can, plus my ears, eyes and everything else. It’s been a decent setup for the most part, but at times it can be hard getting all of it to my cramped little lane at the indoor range ... And it only gets worse when my wife goes too for a little he and she shooty fun. I’ve looked at lots of conventional range bags and most are too bulky and difficult to keep organized. But I came across the GPS Handgunner Backpack online and pulled the trigger, so to speak . . ." ...
 

New from ArmaLite: AR-50A1 .416 Barrett
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"There’s nothing like a .50 BMG caliber rifle for a bit of hoo-boy fun. ... You get to make endless size matters jokes at the gun range and a recoil wave big enough to surf. Saying that, the person pulling the fiddy’s trigger remains largely unaffected by the blast. Unless they’re doing the shooting in the Golden State, in which case the shooter’s looking at some cell time (and I ain’t talking about telephones). Californians dreamin’ of an AR-50 BMG have another option: ArmaLite’s AR-50A1 .416 Barrett. As you might imagine, ArmaLite’s new high-precision rifle is 'just like the AR-50A1, but chambered and re-barreled to accept the .416 Barrett cartridge.' ... Only $6.50 a round. Full press release after the jump . . ." ...
 

Using Your Lower Body To Stay On Target (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"In another of the excellent short training videos from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, cowboy action shooter Jim Finch aka Long Hunter shows how to use your lower body effectively to increase both speed and accuracy." ...
 

Spartan Village Kydex Holsters
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"If you haven’t noticed, we at Monderno like a good Kydex holster. In need of an outside the waistband (OWB) holster for my Smith & Weston Shield, I turned to Spartan Village. With a claim of being the most comfortable on the market, I had to put it to the test." ...
 

Ask a Gun Store Employee: Six Tips to Make Busy Season Gun Shopping Easier
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"As TTAG has pointed out on a few occasions, manufacturers and dealers are predicting sales to jump around election day. While gun sales are definitely rising right now, the industry hasn’t seen the levels of the widespread panic buying that was reminiscent of late 2008. Still, it’s wise to prepare yourself for a significant increase in demand. Here are a few tips to navigating through the crowds that I’ve picked up working as a sales employee for a high volume retail and wholesale operation . . ." ...
 

Zip .22 System
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... "There is a new .22 coming to market that is designed around the 10/22 magazine. Its called the Zip 22… which is basically a pistol designed to function with the magazines of the Ruger 10/22. I’m not really sure yet if this is designed around the 10/22′s action or if it is just going to use their magazines. The zip 22 is designed to be a complete modular system that can be attached to a shoulder stock or added to the rail system of a battle rifle – ala a master key shotgun." ...
 

Gun Retention: Retaining your advantage when you need it most
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"It’s the defensive shooter’s nightmare. You’re in that difficult moment you’ve trained for, the one where your gun is drawn for valid legal and ethical reasons. It’s a bad dude standing before you ... and you genuinely fear for your life and the life of those around you."

"You think you are in control of the situation. But suddenly, your gun is in his hands. You’re not sure what happened. There was a quick step and a flick of wrists. ... Your wrist aches, and you are pretty sure your trigger finger is broken. Your life is about to get a whole lot worse, however."

"For the record, Jason Bourne didn’t take your gun away. ... You simply made a mistake he was trained to recognize. Now let’s talk about not making that mistake…" ...
 

Gun Review: SIG SAUER SP2022
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"SIG designed the SP2022 (a.k.a., SIG Pro 2022) as France’s replacement for the aging PAMAS handgun (licensed copies of the Beretta 92FS). Le SIG built the SP2022 for a service lifetime of 20 years, hence the model designation. Just to keep the two’s in fashion, Les Français began replacing the older SIGs with the newer nine in 2002. Some 250k SP2022′s are now in Gallic hands. While the cheese eating you-know-whats might not plan to keep the SP2022 around forever, the handgun may have found a long term home in the American market ." ...
 

Took my training… Now what?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Ok, so you purchased your gun. You took some training. You feel confident. Now what?"

"What will you do at 2am when the door gets kicked in? How will you respond in all of the confusion?"

"Will you remember where your gun is? Will you remember how to load it? Will you take the appropriate amount of time to recognize a threat versus a family member? Will you be able to clear a feed jam without freaking out? Can you do all of these things with a moment’s notice?" ...
 

Micro-Semiauto vs. Snubbie Revolver (video)
Submitted by: Phil Watson

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"Do the modern micro semi-autos have any advantage over the basic snubbie revolver for concealed carry or is it all just hype and hysteria over a new product?"
 

The NRA's 2012 Anxiety
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"If there is one thing that the National Rifle Association does not do, it is get scared easily. But this October, that may have changed. The lobbying group, financed by gun manufacturers to push the agenda of gun owners, has long been an aggressive defender of gun rights and the Second Amendment, even to the point of absurdity, and its prime tactic in this regard has always been to play offense." ...
 

Anti-gun Bloomberg turns down help from the gun-toting National Guard
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"We’ve reported to you how New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is diverting resources away from hurricane clean-up efforts ... Meanwhile, residents on Staten Island are diving in dumpsters in hopes of finding food and residents of Coney Island are trying to fight off looters with sticks and stones. With such a dire situation, you’d think the mayor would take all the help he could get."

"Think again."

"Bloomberg has reportedly turned down additional help from the U.S. National Guard. 'We don’t need it, Bloomberg insists, despite pleas from the boroughs for back-up. 'The NYPD is the only people we want on the street with guns.'"

"::facepalm::" ...
 

Outdoors: Paranoia on gun control victimizing Obama
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"President Obama has no chance, locally or nationally, to win the sportsmen's vote."

"Gun rights groups, attacking him even before he took office, successfully instilled fears that he'd take away our guns if elected. To the surprise, if not embarrassment, of many, Obama has made no such attempt. In fact, record quantities of guns and ammunition have been purchased during his first term, initially emptying shelves and driving up prices. The fear may not have been helpful to Obama, but it has been great for gun sales." ...
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Submitter's Note: See here for my 2 dozen+ reasons why I don't trust Obama on guns.
 

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence lowers bar on what constitutes 'liberty'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"That the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and the St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner have radically different ideas about the meaning of 'liberty' will come as no surprise. CSGV's oft-stated contention, in fact, that liberty is not violated by a 'government monopoly on force,' and is indeed violated by the lack of such a dystopian state of affairs, clearly illustrates a definition of 'liberty' that the vast majority of Americans would find alien, bizarre and horrifying."

"Even knowing that, though, perhaps fails to prepare one for the depths of abject degeneracy expressed on CSGV's Facebook page and Twitter feed Wednesday:" ...
 

WI: It's time to close loophole in Wisconsin's gun laws
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"Lawmakers should craft legislation to close a loophole in guns laws through which unlicensed sellers can peddle weapons to buyers without background checks."

"Had such a law been in place, it might have kept kept a gun out of the hands of [the shooter] and saved the lives of three women at the Azana Salon & Spa in Brookfield." ...
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KABA Note: Even more likely to "have kept the gun out of the hands" of the shooter would have been if the cops had arrested him 2 years ago after he held his wife at gunpoint or last month when, bruised and barefoot, she called them for help from a gas station.
 

NY: Media Edits Chuck Schumer out of Sandy Victim's Pleas for Help, Keeps Criticism of Bloomberg (video available)
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"You've all seen the video. A Staten Island resident pleading desperately for help and assistance. 'We are gonna die here!' she screams, seemingly to a pool of TV cameras. ..."

"What you don't see, what the media didn't show you, was who she was really talking to. She wasn't desperately begging the TV stations for help. She wasn't begging a faceless bureaucrat from FEMA for help. Take a look who she was pleading with and complaining to for the lack of efficient delivery of much needed relief:"

"That's right. New York Senator Charles Schumer was bearing the brunt of poor Ms. Solli's anguish. Only local network NY1 and CNNHLN's website showed the full exchange. Take a look at how CBS News showed it this morning, beginning at the 1:12 mark:" ...
 

CT: Gun Control Advocate’s Words Result In Eggs Thrown At Utility Workers
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"FOX News reports on a situation in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in which irresponsible words from Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch’s accusations of favoritism have resulted in utility workers being driven from the City." ...

"Finch is a 'green,' with a long record of anti-gun lobbying, distributing gun locks, and other less than desirable positions and activities. His charges that Bridgeport was 'shortchanged' resulted from nearby suburbs electrical power being restored before Bridgeport’s." ...
 

In the Docket
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Leonard Embody's case ..."

"Here's the cert petition."

"Will SCOTUS elect to hear it? I know many on "our side" put the guy down for being provocative, and others are worried that it's not the right case at the right time and will set bad precedent, but really, since when are self-designated Second Amendment activists supposed to side with 'Only Ones' taking any of the people hostage at gunpoint for simply bearing arms?" ...
 

So, Why did the DHS Buy all that Ammo?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Awhile back, the American media reported several, often disparate, stories about Federal agencies stocking up on ammo. Now when the Army makes a big ammo purchase, nobody blinks an eye, but when the Social Security Administration, the National Oceanographic and the Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service make big buys, you might want to stop and ask 'why'?" ...
 

Extreme Violence Part I: What Will Happen To You And What To Expect
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "The initial step of this [9-11] takeover was a carefully planned and orchestrated event. ... In those 32 seconds, during which two flight attendants had their throats cut, no one even moved ... The Hi-Jackers had planned well, very well. They chose this act of violence as the first act of their deadly play. Why?"

"Because they were well aware of the affect that an act of extreme violence has on a 'normal' person. They were aware of both the physical and psychological effects that this brutal act would provide for them."

"Do you think that they would have even stood a chance of taking over the plane if they had merely stood up waving a razor knife and started yelling, 'We are taking over this plane!'?" ...
 

Remington Buys TAPCO
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Did you see where Disney bought Lucasfilm this week? They’ll be producing a new Star Wars Episode VII now, too. ... Speculation is George cashed out before the end of the year to avoid higher capital gains taxes that kick in January 1. And maybe that’s what’s behind TAPCO’s decision to go over to the Freedom Group dark side now, too. Nick seemed to think their budget-priced AR furniture is pretty OK. But things may change in Kennesaw once TAPCO’s been fully pulled into the FG mother ship by that tractor beam of cash. Careful boys, that’s no moon . . . Press release after the jump." ...
 

Cabot Guns Goes Hollywood
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"'The people at Cabot Guns are a rare breed of geniuses and artists in a vast gun world.' That’s according to ex-stuntwoman, director, babe and blogger Lexi Alexander. Should it emerge from development hell and avoid straight-to-video obscurity, the German-born martial arts champion’s upcoming action movie will feature Cabot’s hyper-expensive 1911s. According to Cabot’s presser, the new film is based on a 'complex assassination game involving several wealthy businessmen.' The gunmaker also reveals that Alexander’s hired Cabot honcho Rob Bianchin as a firearms consultant . . ." ...
 

MO: Bank President Pulls Gun on Bank Robber
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "... [I]t started the same way that most robberies start: a masked-man walked into a bank, held up the place, and then walked out with a bag full of loot. He should have known better – in order to get in, he had to pass a sign explaining that the bank was a concealed carry-approved establishment. ..."

"... [Bank President] Thompson wasn’t about to let 58-year-old Donald Ray Lee ... just waltz out of his bank with a bag full of other peoples’ cash. He grabbed his Colt .380 handgun and went out into the parking lot to confront Lee, locking the door behind him. Once he was certain that there would be no collateral damage, he pointed his gun at Lee and said, 'Sir, get out of the truck. You’re not going anywhere.'" ...
 

UT: Homeowner shoots home invader, protecting wife and child (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Two men are at large and third was hospitalized Tuesday after a homeowner fired a handgun at home invaders, police said." ...

"According to witnesses, a man, woman and child were inside the home when the man opened the door for an acquaintance. When he did, three adult men rushed inside the home, one of them armed with a gun, McGowan said." ...
 

CA: Armed Burglar Sues 90 Year Old Homeowner For Shooting Him During Attack (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"According to CBS San Francisco, a 90 year old homeowner is lucky to be alive after an altercation with an armed home invader. The intruder shot the homeowner and then tried to execute the homeowner, even after being shot 3 times."

"Now the would be murderer is suing the homeowner for 'negligently' shooting him." ...
 

MI: Homeowner Fires at, Scares Off Burglar
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A Ferndale homeowner shot at a man who was trying to break into his home Friday, and now the suspect’s in custody, according to the Ferndale Police Department." ...
 

AL: Home invasion suspect shot by female victim (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A burglar got more than he bargained for when he targeted the wrong house ..."

"The woman he was trying to steal from fought back and shot him."

"'I was awakened with a gun in my face hollering 'give me all yo money and give me all yo jewelry' and I screamed 'I don't have any money and I don't have any jewelry,' the victim ... said. 'That didn't satisfy [him]. Then he asked me about everyone in my house during this time I'm fumbling to get my gun. He pushed me down. I got up fought back.'" ...

"'Kept on fighting and another person in the house got up to see what the dogs were barking at and that distracted him. When that distracted him I finally got to my pistol and fired a round,' the victim said." ...
 

TX: Armed teens rob northwest Harris County post office
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"Two armed teens held up a post office in northwest Harris County early Wednesday, officials said."

"The two robbers hit the Willow Place Post Office, 12955 Willow Place Drive, about 2:40 a.m., officials with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service said. Each was carrying a handgun."

"They were in an employee area of the facility, said Stephaine Harden, an inspector with the service. The gunman took a few parcels ..." ...
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Editor's Note: As any USPS employee can tell you, the "employee area" of any post office is theoretically a secure area which is one of the reasons given for banning guns on USPS property.
 

'The guys with the guns make the rules'; anti-gun groups know it, prefer it
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"When NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre stated in a February, 2009 address to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that 'the guys with the guns make the rules,' the 'gun control' groups affected horrified outrage. From Paul Helmke (then president of the Brady Campaign), to the Violence Policy Center's Josh Sugarmann (more than once) ... the forcible citizen disarmament groups could scarcely have sounded more offended if LaPierre had claimed that "the guys who molest the most children make the rules."

"And it's all an act. Every one of these anti-gun groups supports the power of government to enforce its will on the people through force of arms. ..." ...
 

Oath Keepers alter 'the guys with the guns make the rules' calculus in our favor
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Wednesday's column, 'The guys with the guns make the rules'; anti-gun groups know it, prefer it,' left a significant caveat unstated. While it is indisputably true that the government has a great many guns, and that groups like the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence have no compunction about the government using those guns to impose its will on the people, the intention here is not to imply that the policymakers themselves will be using the guns." ...
 

Obama's Problem With Fast And Furious Hasn't Gone Away
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"The White House's Benghazi trouble has become its biggest headache in the last days before the election. But it's not the administration's only scandal. Don't forget its deadly gun-running operation."

"Rep. Darrell Issa of California and Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa haven't. They continue to press the Justice Department about Fast and Furious. On Tuesday, the Republican lawmakers sent Attorney General Eric Holder a letter asking for more information about a strategy that left a U.S. border agent dead, guns in the hands of some disagreeable characters and dead bodies strewn across Mexico." ...
 

Debate answer on assault weapons ban could cause problems for Obama (video available)
Submitted by: Phil Watson

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"President Obama may have been tossing a bone to his base, but one answer in the second presidential debate could come back to haunt him with a key voter group -- gun owners."

"When asked what the administration has done or plans to do to limit assault weapons at the Oct. 16 debate, Obama said part of the solution to gun violence 'is seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced.'"

"That comment caught fire with gun owners." ...
 

The Choice - Bad Versus Perhaps Coming Around
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Ammo.net has released a new infographic which compares Mitt and Barack on gun rights issues and what they've done in the past. Let's face it, both have things in their past which should rightly concern gun owners." ...
 

NRA's most 'targeted' effort ever threatens Obama (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Spurred on by President Obama's debate pledge to push for an assault weapons ban and possibly limits on handgun ownership, the National Rifle Association is ending the presidential campaign season with its most 'targeted' election effort in its 141 years." ...
 

Coming down to the wire, gun owners are buying and voting
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"With one weekend remaining before election day, gun owners appear to be not only voting with ballots, but also with their wallets, as reports from around the country suggest that gun sales are sizzling over concerns about a second term with Barack Obama in the Oval Office." ...
 

OH: Buckeye Firearms Assoc.-endorsed Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer under attack
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer is under some strong attacks by his opponent, Mr. Charles Barrett. This race is turning into one of the more nasty campaigns Greene County has experienced in recent years. Barrett has been aggressive in pressing various charges against Sheriff Fischer including some rather disgusting personal attacks."

"One article in the Dayton Daily News reports, 'Fisher said he prefers not to publicly criticize his opponent.' Barrett left the Sheriff's office under less than ideal circumstances. Barrett says he retired but other records show a resignation during an improper conduct hearing. Additionally Barrett is also one of the subjects of a lawsuit filed by two other deputies ... Sheriff Fischer is not named in the lawsuit." ...
 

OK: “Go Ahead…Make Their Day!” A New State Law Gives Oklahomans the Right to Openly Carry Guns
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"The movement allowing people to openly carry guns in public continues to grow in the United States, with Oklahoma becoming the latest state to legalize the pro-Second Amendment activity."

"As of November 1, Oklahomans can carry a loaded firearm without concealing it as long as they have a license. More than 140,000 residents currently possess such a license." ...
 

IL: Chicago's Cook County is first metro area to levy gun tax
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"The county that includes Chicago on Friday approved a tax on firearms to help pay the healthcare costs from gun violence, the first major U.S. metropolitan area to impose such a tax as a form of gun control."

"Under the plan, Cook County, Illinois, will impose a $25 tax on each firearm sold. The tax is expected to raise $600,000 in revenue in 2013." ...
 

OH: A year later, both sides agree Ohio guns in bars no big deal
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"A year after the sound and fury over a state law allowing concealed guns in bars and restaurants, there has been silence, The Columbus Dispatch reported at the end of September."

"Almost no incidents have been reported involving concealed-carry permit holders, and there has been no spike in violence as predicted by some opponents concerned about the volatile mix of alcohol and guns." ...
 

IL: States Attorney Alvarez vows to introduce another gun control measure
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"Cook County States Attorney Anita Alvarez is vowing to introduce another gun control measure into the Illinois General Assembly."

"Alvarez wants to compel gun owners to report a lost or stolen gun within 72 hours ..." ...
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FL: Shoot (skeet) with the sheriff, support Police Athletic League
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"Registration is under way for the eighth annual "I Shot with the Sheriff" Charity Skeet Shoot in December, which benefits the Police Athletic League of Jacksonville."

"Hosts will be Sheriff John Rutherford and Fitzhugh Powell, chairman of Cecil W. Powell & Co. and a member of the Jacksonville Gun Club, according to a news release."

"All proceeds benefit the academic, athletic and mentoring programs PAL provides to around 2,800 underprivileged youth." ...
 

MD: Baltimore police officer charged with lying in search warrant
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"A Baltimore City police detective was charged Thursday with lying in a search warrant affidavit to gain entry to a Canton home, then trying to obstruct an ensuing internal affairs investigation."

"The raid resulting from the affidavit led to the discovery of guns and suspected drugs, police said at the time, and a 39-year-old man was arrested. But the man's lawyer says an analysis came back negative for drugs, and prosecutors were forced to drop the gun charges after the misconduct allegations arose." ...
 

CA: LAPD Under Fire For Reportedly Shooting Handcuffed Suspect (video available)
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"The LAPD is under fire after officers reportedly shot a suspect who was lying on the ground handcuffed."

"Kennedy Garcia, 23, was shot by two officers after fleeing from an alleged graffiti incident."

"On Oct. 13, Garcia was with other men when they were first stopped by police, the LAPD reported. Garcia fled and officers went looking for him. They were told he was armed and noncompliant. They eventually spotted Garcia hiding under an SUV ... and shot him twice in the lower back."

"'The officers who were involved in the shooting had no idea he was handcuffed. What they saw was a man who they had reports had a gun, refusing to comply with directions, they saw the flash of steel, late night and they reacted to it,' LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said." ...
 

OR: Boy charged after bringing BB gun to school
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"A 13-year-old boy was taken into custody Thursday afternoon after bringing a BB gun to Adam Stephens Middle School, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said."

"The incident happened just before noon when students at the school on Hayesville Drive NE became aware of the gun and told school officials, sheriff’s spokesman Don Thomson said."

"The eighth-grade boy, who was not identified, was charged with disorderly conduct. He was issued a citation and released into the custody of his parents, Thomson said." ...
 

WI: Muskego officer suspended after domestic abuse arrest
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"A Muskego police officer has been suspended after he was arrested on domestic abuse violations."

"Sgt. Chad Dornbach was arrested Tuesday by City of Waukesha police, who are recommending charges to the Waukesha County district attorney. ..." ...
 

CA: Former Cerritos Sheriff's Deputy Gets Probation for Teen Explorer Sex Case
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"A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who oversaw the Explorer Program at the Cerritos Sheriff's Station has been sentenced to three years probation and 200 hours of community service on charges of having sex with a 16-year-old girl enrolled in the program." ...
 

IL: Evanston Gun “Buy Back” FAIL BOAT arrives Dec. 15.
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"Evanston Police are working on putting together a gun buyback which will pay market value on 'high end' firearms turned in."

"There are a couple of catches."

"It’s not 'no questions asked'. Those turning in guns, the chief says, will have to prove they live in Evanston… a very anti-gun suburb just north of Chicago." ...

"Maybe Chief Eddington falls a standard deviation or two below average intelligence here, but

1) Criminals don’t like to interact with police ... and

2) What criminal is going to identify himself with his utility bill or ID as part of turning in a gun to a cop (which would be felony possession under Illinois and Federal law)."

Clearly Chief Eddington isn’t the shiniest badge on the block. ..." ...
 

Barack Obama, still the firearms salesman-in-chief
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"I always find it amusing that, despite President Obama’s copious command-and-control efforts to stimulate both the economy at large and his politically-preferred pet industries ('green energy' springs to mind), all of which have all meandered along miserably, he hasn’t managed to even remotely stymie the one industry that so many liberals would like to see eliminated altogether. In 2008, in anticipation of Barack Obama’s election, gun sales started to surge — and it looks like the prospect of a second Obama term has only fueled that trend. ..." ...
 

Gun Sales Surge In Fear Of Obama Re-Election
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"Fears that Barack Obama would use a lame duck second term to eviscerate gun rights are fueling record firearms sales once again, with gun store owners labeling Obama, 'the best gun salesmen we’ve had.'"

"Despite a new law allowing carrying without a permit, concealed-firearm permits in the fiercely independent state of Wyoming in the last quarter have smashed records set in previous years." ...
 

Hunting Season Starts Tomorrow!
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"For years, I hunted at my ranch by driving around in my truck, waiting for a deer to stand still and then taking it down. And the trophies that adorn my wall attest to the success I had using that method. But time marches on and eventually a wet-behind-the-ears gun writer comes to Texas for his first-time hunt, and you have to show him how everyone else hunts. And then you fall in love with sitting and waiting for things to happen in the woods . . ." ...
 

Armed and dangerous Kim Kardashian visits gun range (and beware, she's got good aim!)
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"She called police over an intruder at her home at the beginning of this year, the frightening experience prompting her to eventually move home."

"And it looks like Kim Kardashian is not willing to take any chances in 2013 as she was pictured practising her shooting skills on Friday."

"The 32-year-old star was in Florida where she is filming her reality show Kourtney & Kim Take Miami, and showed off how good she is at aiming a gun." ...
 

SC: Dealership offers gun gift cards with cars
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"A South Carolina car dealership said it is offering $250 gift cards to a local gun shop to customers who purchase vehicles."

"General Manager Chad Henderson of the Mitsubishi dealership in Easley said the business' sign, 'Free shotgun or rifle when you buy a car,' actually means customers receive $250 gift cards to Sharp Shooters Gun Club and Range in Greenville, WHNS-TV, Greenville, reported Thursday." ...
 

FL: Oldsmar slayings highlight Florida's lack of provision to prevent gun 'straw buyers'
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"On probation for misdemeanor battery and for carrying a knife to his high school, Benjamin Bishop had no way to legally purchase the 12-gauge shotgun authorities say he used to kill his mother and her boyfriend Sunday."

"Instead, the 18-year-old Oldsmar resident gave $279 to a friend, who bought the gun for him, sheriff's deputies said."

"Under the laws of the state of Florida, that friend did not commit a crime." ...
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KABA Note: But the friend did violate Federal law and is liable for 10 years in prison.
 

MA: Number of gun licenses in Mass. shoots up (video available)
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… "The most recent records from the Mass Firearms Records Bureau shows 254,653 state residents currently holding Class A gun licenses, which allow them to purchase, possess and transport large-capacity firearms, like a Glock 19 9-mm weapon. Gun owners also need to have a Class A license in order to carry concealed weapons."

"Team 5 Investigates discovered the number of people getting that kind of access is going up. An analysis of firearms records show that all but three Massachusetts communities have seen increases in the past 18 months." ...
 

HI: More Hawaii women learning how to use guns
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"Some say it's for protection."

"Others say it's to relieve stress."

"But regardless of the reason, women are picking up guns at an ever-growing rate in Hawaii." ...
 

OK: Oklahomans Prepare for New Law That Will Make Citzen Guns a Common Sight
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"A new law takes effect on Thursday in Oklahoma — anyone licensed to carry a concealed firearm can choose to carry a weapon out in the open, in a belt or shoulder holster, loaded or unloaded. Five minutes after midnight Thursday, Mr. Hull and his friends — supporters of the Oklahoma Open Carry Association, a gun rights group — will mark the occasion by wearing their unconcealed handguns while dining at Beverly’s, a 24-hour restaurant." ...
 

NY: Expert Warns of 'Gunfire' If Gas Shortages Continue
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""Long lines snaking around gas stations in New York and New Jersey in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy could 'get to gunfire' if officials don’t impose fuel rationing, an affordable energy advocate told CNBC Friday."

"John Hofmeister, head of Citizens for Affordable Energy told CNBC that the governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut should resort to dramatic measures to prevent the inconvenience from spiraling into further chaos or violence." ...
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KABA Note: Too late.
 

Canada: Canada Cans Gun Registry
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"Vic Toews, Federal Minister of Public Safety, yesterday announced that the gun registry is coming to an end for most of Canada as of October 31st."

"'Our Conservative Government is proud to say that as of last night (October 31), all contents of the long-gun registry have been destroyed, except those related to Quebec. We are making our streets and communities safer by targeting criminals who use firearms, not law-abiding Canadians. Make no mistake, the tax and spend NDP will not hesitate to bring back the long gun registry. Now that these data have been deleted, they can never be recovered – even by Thomas Mulcair.'" ...
 

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