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Submitted by: Robert Morse
Website: http://www.selfdefensegunstories.com/

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We defend ourselves thousands of times a day. The attacker usually throws the first punch. Self-defense starts up close and in contact.

This week we look at four new stories of armed defense. 18 minute audio as well as text of the discussion.

How should you protect yourself and the people you love?
 

Mexico: Mexican government sues Ruger, five other manufacturers for deaths, damages caused by trafficked firearms
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Sturm Ruger & Co. knowingly allowed thousands of guns to be smuggled into Mexico – many used by drug cartels – resulting in the deaths of thousands of citizens, including mayors, police officers and bystanders, according to a suit filed by the nation’s government against Ruger, five other firearms manufacturers and a Massachusetts wholesaler.

The suit was filed in August in U.S. District Court for Massachusetts, and but Ruger – a gun manufacturer in Connecticut with a major production facility in Newport, NH – disclosed it in a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 

TX: Gov. Abbott attends Ronald Reagan luncheon hosted by Republican National Hispanic Assembly in Midland
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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He also talked about some of the bills that went into effect recently which included education, religion and gun rights.

"We signed seven laws protecting your second amendment rights including making Texas a constitutional carry state," said Abbott.

A big part of the luncheon was a ceremonial bill signing for Daniel's Law.

Daniel's Law was co-authored by state representative Brooks Landgraf. This prohibits people with certain disabilities from being denied organ transplants.
 

IL: Guns and ammo tax in Cook County is back
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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In a 12-2 vote, with three commissioners absent, the county board approved the amendment, which states all revenue from the firearm and ammunition tax must go toward programs or operations geared toward gun violence prevention. The passage follows an Oct. 21 ruling from the state’s highest court that found the levy was unconstitutional.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who proposed the legislation, said she believes the tweaks will align the ordinance with the Illinois Supreme Court’s opinion that taxes impeding a fundamental right such as the Second Amendment must be used for a “substantially related” cause.
 

GA: Attorneys present jurors with dueling portraits of Arbery
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Attorney Robert Rubin described Arbery to the overwhelmingly white jury as “an intruder” who had four times been recorded on video “plundering around” a neighboring house under construction.

McMichael and his father, Greg McMichael, gave chase, hoping to detain Arbery until police arrived, Rubin said, but Arbery refused to stop and lunged toward McMichael and his gun.

“It is a horrible, horrible video, and it’s tragic that Ahmaud Arbery lost his life,” Rubin said. "But at that point, Travis McMichael is acting in self-defense. He did not want to encounter Ahmaud Arbery physically. He was only trying to stop him for the police.”
 

The High Court Heard a Critical Second Amendment Case
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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The Court’s opinion might not come until the end of its term in June 2022, but just having an argument in such an important case was a big step toward a more robust application of the Second Amendment in our courts.

While this case is focused on “may-issue” laws in New York, it could impact America’s other “may-issue” jurisdictions (areas that give licensing officials the discretion to deny citizens the use of this constitutional right for seemingly any reason whatsoever).
 

Why are medieval laws at the center of gun case?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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The brief makes clear that limitations on the public carry of dangerous weapons, including firearms, are a centuries-old legal and cultural norm.

Early royal proclamations dating as far back as the 13th century regularly prohibited going armed in public without special permission. In 1328, the Statute of Northampton banned the public carry of swords and daggers, open or concealed — this was before the invention of firearms — without express permission from the authorities.

As legal scholar and historian Geoffrey Robertson, an expert on the English Bill of Rights, put it: “There was never any absolute ‘right’ to carry guns. As the Bill of Rights (1689) made clear, this was only ‘as allowed by law.’”
 

WI: 4 takeaways from the first week of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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"It was clear to me it was a situation where it was likely something dangerous was going to happen, be it Mr. Rosenbaum grabbing it or Mr. Rittenhouse shooting it," McGinnis testified.

Rosenbaum lunged for the rifle, McGinnis said, and Rittenhouse dodged. As Rosenbaum's momentum was carrying him past Rittenhouse, Rittenhouse fired four times. Afterward, Rittenhouse ran away, leaving Rosenbaum laying face down on the ground, McGinnis said.

When prosecutor Thomas Binger suggested it was impossible for McGinnis to know what Rosenbaum was trying to do as he lunged, McGinnis replied, "Well, he said 'f*** you' and he reached for the weapon."
 

ID: Boise hotel cancels an event after learning George Zimmerman was featured speaker
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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After learning George Zimmerman was scheduled to speak at The Riverside Hotel this weekend as part of a multiday conference, the hotel canceled the event.

Zimmerman was listed as featured speaker at the "Lethal Force Gun Laws 2021 Tactics & Strategies Conference." It was scheduled to take place Friday through Monday.

In 2012, Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin, an unarmed Black teenager, and was later found not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter after claiming self-defense. The shooting in Florida sparked a national conversation on racial profiling and so-called Stand Your Ground laws.
 

WI: Kenosha police officer explains why he didn’t arrest Kyle Rittenhouse when he tried to surrender after the shootings
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Critics of police flaunted the video as proof that white suspects like Rittenhouse can get away with homicide, while black suspects are handled more roughly in less serious situations.

But Moretti disputed that narrative on Friday. Moretti told the court there were several reasons why he and his partner hadn’t suspected that Rittenhouse was the shooter – namely, they could still hear active gunfire as Rittenhouse approached.

“There was still gunfire erupting around us while we were still out on Sheridan, so we still thought there was an active threat,” Moretti said. He testified that he and his partner’s goal had been to identify the source of the gunfire.
 

The High Court Heard a Critical Second Amendment Case
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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The Court’s opinion might not come until the end of its term in June 2022, but just having an argument in such an important case was a big step toward a more robust application of the Second Amendment in our courts.

While this case is focused on “may-issue” laws in New York, it could impact America’s other “may-issue” jurisdictions (areas that give licensing officials the discretion to deny citizens the use of this constitutional right for seemingly any reason whatsoever).
 

WI: Don’t be surprised if jury accepts Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse’s self-defense claim
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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I’ve always believed it would be difficult to find 12 jurors who would agree to convict Rittenhouse of the most serious homicide charges against him if only because the case is an intersection of so many issues on which our society is hopelessly divided — race, violence, law enforcement, guns and politics.

On top of that, the evidence presented so far has mostly supported Rittenhouse’s claims of self-defense — if jurors get past the absurdity of him being there armed in the first place.
 

Supreme Court Arguments in New York Gun Case Signal Uphill Battle to Defend Overly Restrictive Laws
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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New York law nevertheless prohibits all but a select few from carrying firearms in public for self-defense. And even then, these gun owners may do so only after they’ve proved to the government’s satisfaction that they have a “good cause” for “needing” to exercise the right.

In essence, New York and the seven other states with similarly restrictive public carry laws have turned an enumerated right of the people into a special privilege for a special subset of people.
 

TX: Man shot dead by homeowner on El Paso’s eastside in dispute over woman
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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A 23-year-old man was shot dead Friday evening by a homeowner on El Paso's eastside in a dispute involving a woman, police said.

The fatal shooting happened at a home in the 11800 block of Vere Leasure, a neighborhood located near Saul Kleinfeld and Pebble Hills Boulevard. Crimes Against Persons detectives were summoned to the scene around 7:30 p.m.

The woman involved in the dispute is the homeowner's current girlfriend and is the ex-girlfriend of the deceased, according to investigators.
 

TX: Gun rights, abortion advocates partner up on Texas bill
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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A gun rights advocacy group from California is siding with abortion rights advocates over Texas’ abortion law.

The Texas Tribune reports the group, called Firearms Policy Coalition, filed paperwork in court this week. The group says, if people can be sued for abortions that could extend to gun rights too.

Those same concerns were voiced by some of the conservatives voices on the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this week. There is now a focus from the court on how this could affect other areas, like first or second amendment rights.
 

Neguse sponsors gun bill, citing mass shooting in Boulder
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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The federal law would extend the restricting ban on gun-buying from felons to those convicted of violent misdemeanors in the last five years, including the sale or possession of ammunition. A violation could extend to making threats.

Read Neguse's bill by clicking here.
 

Does the right to keep a gun at home apply to carrying weapons in public?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The Supreme Court heard arguments this past week on a clear question: Does the constitutional right to possess a gun extend outside the home?

The answer may alter gun regulations in many states.

The crux of the issue before the court is captured by a debate that Thomas Jefferson had with himself at the time of the founding.
 

NY: Supreme Court justices sounded suspicious of New York’s gun law. Here’s what might come next.
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Supporters of gun regulation have reason to be concerned after the Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. The case presents a Second Amendment challenge to New York’s requirement that a person show “proper cause” to secure an unrestricted license to publicly carry a concealed handgun.

At least six other states have discretionary licensing laws like New York’s, making about a quarter of the U.S. population — or roughly 80 million Americans — subject to these laws. They are all poised to fall if the court strikes down the New York law.
 

MO: Kansas City mayor decries new Missouri state gun law
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas is speaking out against a new Missouri law meant to protect the rights of the state's gun owners. He and a number of Missouri police, sheriffs, and prosecutors say the Second Amendment Preservation Act makes law enforcement think twice about cooperating with agencies like the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, to investigate crimes involving guns.
 

Fears of unlikely federal gun-control measures lead to raft of state laws
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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GOP lawmakers in at least 17 states have introduced bills this year taking aim at possible federal gun restrictions, a CNN review has found. Nine of those states signed new laws that take a page from the immigration sanctuary movement (which limited state and local police from helping with federal immigration enforcement), by barring local and state police agencies from helping enforce any new federal gun laws. And two states, Missouri and Arizona, enacted measures that conflict with existing federal gun laws in ways that prosecutors tell CNN already are making it harder, or risk making it harder, to investigate gun crimes.
 

Bloomberg’s child propagandists discover amicus briefs and other cool legal stuff
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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The Trace describes itself as the “only newsroom dedicated to reporting on gun violence,” but a newsroom it is not. The Trace supplies propaganda for Bloomberg’s other anti-gun groups, which include Everytown and Demanding Moms, as well as any members of the media willing to cut and paste their stories. Reporters at the Trace are activists, not journalists. They advocate for more gun control. That’s why Bloomberg pays them.

One of their young’uns must have learned about amicus briefs in school recently, because he penned a breathless piece of agitprop, titled: “The NRA Paid a Gun Rights Activist to File SCOTUS Briefs. He Didn’t Disclose it to the Court.”
 

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