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Gun blog hosting Q&A on state of nation and freedom
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Gun Rights Examiner has been invited to participate in a panel discussion today on the Western Rifle Shooters Association blog, to discuss the state of freedom in America and what preparations and plans the panelists believe citizens must make if things devolve to where civil redress of grievances becomes more widely unobtainable." ...
 

Why American Citizens Need Assault Weapons*
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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... "In the wake of a self-defense shooting involving a modern semi-automatic rifle or pistol, you will undoubtedly have to answer the same question if you are charged with a crime along with that shooting. You should know how to answer the question, 'Why did you need to use an assault weapon, Mr. Defendant?' So, let’s take a look at why American citizens need modern semi-automatic weapons."

"One of the overarching themes of the anti-gun movement is that Americans simply do not need these types of weapons. 'Why does anyone need a high capacity assault rifle?' After all, high capacity semi-automatic rifles are not used for hunting or sporting purposes, just for killing humans. To which I respond 'exactly.'" ...
 

The Problem With Universal Background Checks – Part 1
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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... "Wayne, bubelah, the thing to do with unconstitutional gun laws is not to 'enforce' them, it's to get rid of them. Although, realistically, that’s not going to happen with background checks any time soon. So right now we need to work on letting people know why the private sale 'loophole' is justified in order to retain the last tiny bit of freedom which it affords us. My suggestion is multi-pronged, because there are multiple problems with the current system." ...
 

The effort to dehumanize gun owners
Submitted by: John Pierce
Website: http://www.monachuslex.com

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"The latest tactic being employed against gun owners is to dehumanize them; to portray them as something less than a full-fledged member of society. Some have even called for the deaths of gun owners and advocates."

"The most recent bigot to jump on the bandwagon is comedian Jim Carrey who tweeted that 'Any[one] who would run out to buy an assault rifle after the Newtown massacre has very little left in their body or soul worth protecting.'" ...
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Submitter's Note: But Carrey is not alone . . .
 

Obama: "I'm Not Going to Take Your Guns Away"
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... "The problem with arbitrary limits on stuff is that the limiter is never satisfied. They are like crack heads. There is never enough laws, we need more. The very people who have nothing to do with violence and insanity end up shouldering the burden. ..."
 

Newtown Shows America The Way To Fight Gun Violence
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"Education officials in Newtown, Conn., site of the December school massacre that stunned the nation, have requested more armed police officers in schools — exactly the common-sense remedy [Investors Business Daily] called for."

"Last month, in an editorial warning that the Obama administration's gun-control measures won't reduce gun violence, we noted that 'sensible proposals for armed security and increased police presence at our schools are off President Obama's agenda.'" ...
 

Obama visit was launch pad for anti-gun measures in Minn.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"President Barack Obama’s visit to Minneapolis on Monday provided a launch pad for what Minnesota attorney and gun rights activist David Gross suggested is an example of 'clearly overreaching' by anti-gunners."

"Gross was scheduled to testify Tuesday on some of the measures, which by his account include many of the things on the agenda here in Washington State: Roll back on shall-issue carry licenses and a ban on so-called 'assault weapons' and magazines, and reverse state preemption. This week will see three days of hearings on several gun control measures. Tuesday's crowd was an overflow." ...
 

Magazine Limits for Freedom: Time for Some Political Judo
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"When I was a college kid I took a judo class to satisfy my gym requirement. Today, I’m too many years removed from college and I can’t perform any the moves or remember most of the terminology. But one concept from judo has stuck with me: sometimes you can’t just out-muscle your opponent. Sometimes you’re going to get thrown and that’s when you need to use your opponent’s strength and energy against him. The pro-2A crowd needs to learn that lesson right now, because it may be that the current situation presents an opportunity for us to actually make some gains, particularly at the state level, instead of just minimizing the (sadly almost inevitable) losses . . ." ...
 

NY court protects the armed elite; Oak Harbor braces for meeting
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A New York state appeals court ruling that rejected a New York Times request for the identities of gun licensees in New York City is being ballyhooed as a victory for gun owner privacy and a defeat for the newspaper, but is that really the case?"

"Isn’t this just a move by the appellate court to protect the identities of the elite New Yorkers who have managed to get gun permits?" ...
 

New From Comp-Tac: Nothing Says Love Like Pink Kydex
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Come on, you’re not really going with flowers and chocolates again this year, are you? Flowers are dead and chocolates just end up on her (and your) hips. That’s so ten years ago. If your main squeeze shoots (and if not, why not?), she’d much rather have something gunny, wouldn’t she? Well Comp-Tac’s way ahead of you this year with a special line of hot pink Kydex just in time for Valentine’s gift-giving. Best of all, the colored carry gear won’t cost you one extra dime. This is a one-time promo so quantities are limited. Press release after the jump . . ." ...
 

SIG M400 Varminter
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The SIG M400 Varminter is a new hunting rifle using the AR15/modern sporting rifle platform. Designed for precision, long range taking of varmints, this M400 is chambered in 5.56 and has a variety of options and features that will be appreciated by many hunters." ...
 

The Chiappa Little Badger survival rifle (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Chiappa makes interesting guns. While they may not have the most fans, nobody’s going to say Chiappa isn’t inventive. The Little Badger, a survival rifle chambered in .22 Long Rifle, may just push them into the spotlight."

"The Little Badger isn’t like most survival rifles — it takes minimalism and weight reduction to a level we’ve only seen inside the custom gun world — it’s a single-shot folding rifle with a wire stock and smattering of rails for accessories, like a mini red dot sight or a pistol grip. Since it’s a survival rifle, you may as well throw a flashlight on it." ...
 

Mossberg expanding MVP series with new Patrol rifles
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Mossberg is adding four new models of MVP—Mossberg Varmint Predator—rifles to their catalog for 2013. The new rifles make up the Patrol series, and are compact workhorse bolt guns chambered in 5.56 NATO and 300 AAC Blackout."

"Obviously marketed towards law enforcement and other civil servants that could use a good rifle, the MVP Patrol rifles will no doubt find homes with shooters of all types." ...
 

Jesse Jackson: Assault Weapons Shoot Down Airplanes, Blow Up Railroads
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The gun control advocates keep using the phrase 'common sense.' It’s a refrain we’ve heard since the 1980s, and is a rather effective 'brain hack' used to try and make the speaker seem like their proposals aren’t as radical as might otherwise be believed. However, while gun control advocates might use the phrase 'common sense' almost to the point where it seems like a verbal tic, every time they open their mouths they remove all doubt that they don’t have any. Point and case, Jesse Jackson . . ." ...
 

American hero becomes 'gun control's' latest exploitee
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"When former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield were murdered Saturday at a gun range, anyone who has followed the gun rights/'gun control' debate for any length of time knew that forcible citizen disarmament advocates would waste little time in doing with this tragedy what they do with every other high profile tragic shooting--exploit it. ..." ...
 

CSGV thinks that acknowledging purpose of Second Amendment is a 'gotcha moment'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"This morning, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence executive director Josh Horwitz published an op-ed piece in the Huffington Post in which he claims that the nefarious, 'insurrectionist' agenda of the 'gun lobby' (that's you and me) was 'exposed' in last week's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about 'gun violence.' This happened, according to Horwitz, when United States Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) told NRA executive director Wayne LaPierre that many Illinois gun owners have told him that the Second Amendment was never intended to protect hunting or other sports, and nor is it even primarily about self-defense from common criminals--that it is, at its heart, a protection of the people's means to resist a tyrannical government." ...
 

Obama selling gun control in Minneapolis trip but Seattleites aren’t buying
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Two time zones might as well have been two light years for President Barack Obama Monday when he flew to Minneapolis to sell a gun control package that Seattle Times readers are in no more hurry to buy than gun owners in Minnesota."

"Many are wondering why he picked the Twin Cities area to begin his campaign against firearms when his adopted hometown of Chicago has a murder epidemic that even the toughest anti-gun measures – which he supports – have not been able to stop." ...
 

AR: Concealed carry in church? In Arkansas soon, yes.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Maybe they were worried that people were not praying hard enough."

"In Arkansas, CNN reports, a measure permitting concealed carry of guns in churches has passed the state House of Representatives, and it seems likely to become law. The revision to the statute declares a state of emergency and notes that 'a person should be allowed to carry a firearm in a church that permits the carrying of a firearm for personal security.'" ...
 

Daily Digest: Hell No
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I remember the late-60′s. America was split in two: pro-war vs. anti-war. Short hair vs. long hair. Domestic cars vs. foreign. Pablum pop vs. protest music. Highballs vs. getting high. ... As Ralph recently reminded me, you can sum up the tension between these two camps in two words: Kent State. Or one image (above). The gun control rolling downhill in New Englands’ Democratic strongholds is headed in the same direction: violence against a protesting populace. Except this time the populace is bunkered and armed. Sad to say, I can foresee a dozen Ruby Ridges led by ATF (the National Guard won’t play this time). And then . . . a return to Constitutional sanity via the ballot box. Worst case? Best case? In any case, here’s the news . . ." ...
 

Bruce Willis against gun-control laws that could infringe on Second Amendment rights
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
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"Bruce Willis says he's against new gun control laws that could infringe on Second Amendment rights. The 'Die Hard' star also dismisses any link between Hollywood shootouts and real-life gun violence."

"'I think that you can't start to pick apart anything out of the Bill of Rights without thinking that it's all going to become undone,' Willis told The Associated Press in a recent interview while promoting his latest film, 'A Good Day To Die Hard.' 'If you take one out or change one law, then why wouldn't they take all your rights away from you?'" ...
 

Daily Digest: Safety and Defense Solutions
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"You may remember Joe Manchin. The West Virginia Senator earned the Armed Intelligentsia’s ire in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook spree killing. Manchin Weebled on gun rights (wobbled but didn’t fall down). Gun control advocates saw his prevarication as a sign that they could finally ram through their unconstitutional agenda. Manchin walked back his walking back. Now he’s so pro-gun he’s wondering ‘Why Would Anybody Not Own A Gun?’ Well exactly. By the same token, why wouldn’t you pack a smoke hood for hotel stays? Because you don’t want to think about the horror necessitating its use. The same aversion principle motivates civilian disarmament. ..." ...
 

Nick Leghorn to Join Team FNH USA for 2013 3-Gun Season
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"By his own admission, Nick Leghorn is a nerd. Which is a not very nice way of saying that Nick is very good at a lot of things. He’s an accomplished musician, cunning chess player, well-paid programmer, marathon blogger and skilled marksman. While Nick reckons he’s got all the social skills of Lewis Skolnick (a nerdy reference to Revenge of the Nerds) I’ve never found TTAG’s Testing and Reviews Editor to be anything less than unflaggingly polite and, well, fun. Granted, exchanging acerbic remarks whilst reloading expensive firearms is my idea of fun. As it is for Nick. And now, thanks to to his mad shooting skillz and FNH USA’s kind generosity, the Texas sharpshooter has a date with destiny (again) . . ." ...
 

Daily Digest: When I Was a Child
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"There are more than 5k comments underneath the Washington Post article profiling yours truly. They’re running roughly 5000 to 1 against. The bit that’s attracted the most derision: 'After he bought his first gun, he says, 'I felt grown up. It was like a coming-of-age thing. I felt like an adult.' The WaPo commentators reckon this statement indicates retarded moral, mental and yes physical development. Haters gotta hate, but this much is true: the moment I started carrying a gun was the moment I became fully independent. I stopped relying on 'them' and started relying on myself. Until and unless a person takes that step, they can’t understand its transformative power. ..." ...
 

PA: Store Owner Defends Wife, Shoots & Kills Armed Robber Who Shot at Him (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The owner of a convenience store in PA refused to be a victim when an armed man came into the store and began stealing money out of the register."

"The owner’s wife was working at the counter when the attempted robbery took place."

"The owner heard his wife scream and came from the back of the store armed with a gun."

"The suspected armed robber fired a shot at the owner, but missed."

"The owner returned fire, striking the suspect once in the chest and killing him." ...
 

GA: Armed homeowner fires at suspects during burglary
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "The homeowner arrived at the house and began to walk around the property before going inside. The victim told police she saw a male hiding in the woods behind the house and as she was walking toward him, two more males exited the rear door of her home."

"One of the men was holding a firearm that was later determined to be stolen from the home. The victim was caught between the suspects leaving the house and the one in the woods."

"Shaddix said the woman, out of fear, fired three shots at the suspect holding the gun as she she ran from the area." ...
 

TX: Homeowner Shoots Intruder Who Tried to Break Into His Home
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A TX homeowner was with his wife and a guest in the guest house of their home when they heard a noise outside."

"When the homeowner went to investigate he encountered a man trying to break into the home."

"The homeowner grabbed a gun and fired two shots at the suspect, striking him twice." ...
 

NV: Suspect killed after homeowner fires at armed intruders (video)
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"A man suspected in a home burglary attempt is dead and another is in custody after an incident this morning near West Sahara Avenue and South Jones Boulevard."

"A news release from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says its Dispatch Center received a call around 7:45 a.m. from the occupant of a home in the 2300 block of Westwind Road indicating intruders were attempting to forcibly gain entry into his house."

"The resident, a 72-year-old male who had been the victim of a recent burglary, retreated into his bedroom and retrieved a handgun. As the suspects entered his bedroom the victim fired at least one round from the handgun, causing suspects to flee." ...
 

UT: Man attempts to rob gas station; owner brandishes pistol (video available)
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"A man who attempted to rob a convenience store left empty handed after a clerk surprised him with a gun."

"According to charging documents, Luis Guiterrez Gonzales entered the Tesoro convenience store at 12 W. 3900 South at 11:47 a.m. Monday brandishing a knife." ...

"'He just walked all the way over here, pulled out his knife and said, 'Hey, open the register and give me your money.' I thought, 'Wow,' Nazir said. 'I pulled out my gun and I said, 'Just leave your knife here and leave the store.' And he left.'" ...
 

Skeet-Gate: Some Constructive Advice for the President
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"We here at NSSF were somewhat bemused over the controversy that sprang from President Obama's assertion that he shot skeet on a regular basis, and the second wave of commentary that attended the White House release of a photo to prove it. ..."

"The assertion came as no surprise to us, because NSSF sponsored and oversaw the renovation of the skeet field at Camp David. ... We provided countless hours of shotgun and safety instruction as well. We were honored to provide this service for the office of the Presidency, and our investment appears to be paying off by recruiting new shooters. Welcome, Mr. President."

"In the same vein, we can offer the president some constructive advice on his shooting. ..." ...
 

Photo of President Obama shooting
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Everyone has seen the picture of President Obama shooting a shotgun on the Camp David skeet field. But a careful look raises some questions in my mind. Here's the image in question:"

"Note the background: a road-sized path or road, that either expands, or goes into a T-junction, in front of his firing position. Beyond that some grass, and a forest. No tower is visible, nor is any fence."

"Here’s an image of JFK shooting on the range. Note the high wooden fence about ten feet behind him, and the narrowness of the pathway." ...
 

NY: Ulster County Legislature Republicans want state gun law repealed (with proposed resolution)
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
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"Siding with the more than 200 people who packed the Ulster County Legislature’s chambers last month in opposition to new gun regulations, Republicans on the Ulster County Legislature are calling on state lawmakers to repeal the state’s new gun control law." ...
 

NY: Jefferson County legislators consider resolution opposing state gun law
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"Disappointed with aspects of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s gun control bill and frustrated by the manner in which it was passed, Jefferson County legislators are considering drafting a resolution opposing the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013." ...
 

NY: State GOP assemblyman calls Cuomo's pushing of gun control bill 'dictatorial,' says Hitler 'would be proud'
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"Hitler and Mussolini would be 'proud' of the way Gov. Cuomo jammed his gun control bill through the legislature last month, a Republican assemblyman from upstate charged today."

"Steve McLaughlin’s comment drew an immediate rebuke from Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) – an Orthodox Jew." ...
 

NY: Lewis legislators oppose state gun law, seek new trail coordinator
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"Lewis County legislators on Tuesday took aim at the state’s new gun law and approved advertising for a new trail coordinator."

"'It was pushed too fast with no due consideration,' Legislator Paul M. Stanford, D-Watson, said of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement, or NY SAFE, Act." ...
 

NY: Shandaken board declares opposition to New York's new gun law
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"Even in a region where the politics are as prone to unpredictable extremes as the weather, the Ulster County town of Shandaken is famous for its political battles. From the endless debate over whether to build a Phoenicia sewer (never built) to the fierce jockeying over the Belleayre Resort (still theoretical), Shandaken seems to have a bottomless zeal for ideological battles whose only concrete result is to pit neighbor against neighbor."

"Take last night's town meeting, for instance: A controversial resolution declaring opposition to New York State's new gun control law was passed 3 to 1, over the objections of dozens of town residents who showed up to urge the board not to act on the resolution." ...
 

Obama: Gun Control Is Not a 'Perfect Solution' (video story)
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"President Barack Obama admitted today in a speech in Minnesota that his gun control policies are not a 'perfect solution:'" ...
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Submitter's comment: In the first half of the last century, another charismatic leader and his followers came up with what they considered to be a "perfect solution" to what they perceived to be a societal problem. They called it "the final solution."
 

White House Narrows Gun Control Push to Universal Background Checks & Why That’s a Bad Thing
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"According to Politico.com, the White House is narrowing its gun control campaign push to universal background checks."

"According to the White House, a majority of Americans already support universal background checks."

"What do universal background checks mean exactly? It means you can no longer give a gun as a gift. In order to properly transfer it to the recipient you’ll both have to get into a car, drive down to a gun shop, wait in line, pay $10-$35 in transfer fees, and wait while a background check is done on the recipient." ...
 

WSJ: AWB DOA. Kinda.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"As the meat of various civilian disarmament proposals passes through the legislative sausage making mash-up, all eyes are on the Senate Judiciary Committee to see what emerges. As Sam Stein laid out in yesterday’s HuffPo, the assault weapons ban may have to die so that other gun control measures might live to receive a Presidential signature. The big question is how the Judiciary work product is ultimately crafted. From wsj.com: 'Senate Democratic leaders expect a gun bill to move to the Senate floor that includes most of the proposals backed by President Barack Obama, with the notable exception of a ban on military-style, semiautomatic weapons, a top aide to Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said.' ..." ...
 

NRA endorsement may cost candidates votes, poll finds
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The NRA has always been a boisterous group, but in light of the recent gun control debate, their vigilant defense of the Second Amendment may be doing its cause more harm than good."

"According to a poll done by Democratic pollster Public Policy Polling, 39 percent of Americans say they are less likely to vote for a candidate who is endorsed by the NRA. Among independent voters, 41 percent say that they would be deterred from voting for an NRA supported candidate." ...
 

OH: Rep. Patmon's HB31 (Mandatory "Safe" Storage of Firearms) is based on several anti-gun myths
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Editor's Note: The following article was originally published in response to the introduction of Rep. Bill Patmon's HB563 in the 129th General Assembly. That bill was never considered, and it died at the end of the session. Patmon has reintroduced the bill, this time as HB31." ...

"Unfortunately, this bill, filed as a knee-jerk reaction to a recent tragedy in which a 3 year-old child in Ohio found a gun and died from a self-inflicted wound a mentally-ill young man stole his mother's firearms and engaged in a spree killing at a Connecticut elementary school, is based on a number of myths, and would be impotent at solving the problems it seeks to address." ...
 

NY: Majority of New Yorkers Support Slavery. I mean, SAFE Act
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I’m not a statistician. And I’m a little bit suspicious of a poll run by 'a learning community advancing the ideals of a liberal arts education, rooted in its identity as a Franciscan and Catholic institution.' But Sienna Research Institute subscribes to the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) Code of Professional Ethics and Practices. And they were kind enough to send me the raw data and questions for their poll. ... So I’m going to accept their findings. Q12: 'As you may have heard, New York’s Governor and Legislature recently enacted the toughest gun control law in the country. Do you support or oppose the state’s new gun law?' A clear majority of those polled gave a thumbs-up ..." ...
 

MN: Minnesota Lawmakers introduce ‘Gun Violence Protection Act’ (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"When lawmakers in New York rammed through Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s draconian gun bill in the dead of night last month, the message they were sending to gun control advocates around the nation was clear: this is how you do it."

"One will recall Democratic Rep. Jeffrey Klein’s comments following the passage of the bill, 'It’s about a safe society … today we are setting the mark for the rest of the county to do what’s right.'"

"See, New York lawmakers were keenly aware that the battle over gun control is a war being fought on two fronts: the federal level and the state level." ...
 

NC: Gun supporters rally at NC General Assembly (video available)
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"A gun-rights organization is reminding North Carolina lawmakers its members believe in the right to bear arms and they shouldn't attempt to pass legislation that narrows the freedom."

"Grass Roots North Carolina scheduled a 'Second Amendment Freedom Rally' at midday Tuesday on the mall behind the Legislative Building in downtown Raleigh. The group attracted several hundred gun owners and supporters who wanted to meet with lawmakers and legislative leaders." ...
 

NY: Court: NYTimes's Request for [a list of] New York City Gun Owners Violates Law -- As did the previous release of a list of gun owners.
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"A New York appellate court has ruled that the New York Times's request for a list of gun owners in New York City, under the Freedom of Information Law, violates the state's statute. The ruling overturns in part a lower court's ruling." ...
 

NY: Court Orders Gun-Permit Holders’ Addresses Redacted in Database
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"A state appellate court ruled Tuesday that the home addresses of gun-permit holders and hate-crime victims must be redacted from databases released under the state’s Freedom of Information Law."

"The case stemmed from several requests for data that The New York Times filed in 2010 with the New York Police Department. The city denied the requests, but in November 2011, a lower court directed the department to provide the data with the addresses."

"The decision by the First Department of the Appellate Division, a midlevel appeals court, reversed the lower court’s decision and held that privacy concerns were legitimate grounds to deny the request." ...
 

Police forensic scientist at Newtown hearing: ‘Assault weapons’ ban won’t work
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"The forensic scientist for the Bridgeport, Conn. Police Department sharply criticized proposed assault weapon and high-capacity magazine bans and pointed out the small number of crimes committed by high-capacity weapons in public hearing testimony last week."

"Marshall K. Robinson, who said his area of expertise is 'firearm and tool mark identification,' testified at the Gun Violence Prevention Working Group, which was convened at the Connecticut State Capitol in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. There he opposed statements from many of the other 1,300 speakers in attendance advocating for banning high-capacity AR-15 and AK-47 firearms." ...
 

Liberty Coalition Forms to Support Sheriffs Fighting Gun Control
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"A new coalition of law-enforcement officials and liberty-minded organizations led by former Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack is joining forces to defend freedom, with goals that include supporting the hundreds of constitutional sheriffs across America who promise to defend the rights of their constituents from the Obama administration’s lawless assault on the Constitution. As one of its primary projects, the alliance is sending letters to every sheriff in the United States to find out and publicize where they stand on the Second Amendment." ...
 

NY: Jail guard pregnant with cop-killer's child -- Dad murdered 2 police officers
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"She’s a traitor to every badge."

"A Brooklyn prison guard offered herself up for jail-cell trysts with the convicted killer of two NYPD detectives — intentionally getting pregnant so she could provide the death penalty candidate with a baby to give him 'some kind of hope,' federal authorities charged yesterday."

"Disgraced federal officer Nancy Gonzalez, 29, is carrying the son of coldblooded killer Ronell Wilson — who faces death by lethal injection for the 2003 execution slayings of Detectives James Nemorin and Rodney Andrews, a criminal complaint says." ...
 

GA: Ga. deputy sentenced for trading stolen drugs
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"Officials in the U.S. Attorney's office say a former Tattnall County sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to nine years in prison for selling illegal drugs he stole from the evidence room." ...
 

CO: 7 Year Old Boy Suspended After Tossing Imaginary Grenade at Imaginary Evil Forces (video story)
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... "A Colorado second-grader may be suspended from his elementary school after he disobeyed a key rule of no weapons, real or imaginary, when he tossed an imaginary grenade Friday during recess and went, ‘pshhh,’ to indicate that the imaginary device detonated, KDVR.com reported." ...
 

FL: Ex-Tampa police officer takes plea deal in child porn case
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"On Monday, a Valrico man charged with possessing child pornography changed his plea to guilty, ready to take a deal. It happens regularly in U.S. District Court."

"But this time, the man was a former Tampa police officer who retired nine days after federal authorities searched his home and seized a computer, saying they found illegal images of children." ...
 

IN: 2nd trial begins for IMPD officer David Butler, accused of misconduct, robbing motorists (video available)
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"A suspended Indianapolis metro police officer accused of robbing motorists during traffic stops went on trial Monday."

"David Butler, 53, is standing trial for the charges for a second time, after jurors failed to reach a verdict the first time around."

"Butler is charged with three counts of robbery and three counts of official misconduct."

"He is accused of robbing three Hispanic men during traffic stops." ...
 

GA: Second Cobb Deputy Charged with Sexually Assaulting Inmate
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"An internal investigation initiated after the Jan. 18 arrest of Alvin Blake Sutherland uncovered more alleged misconduct involving another deputy."

"A little more than two weeks after a Cobb County deputy was arrested in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a female inmate, a second deputy has been accused of the same thing." ...
 

NY: Pistol permit application requests spike
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"The proof is in the paperwork. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office continues to see a spike in pistol permit application requests."

"The inundations have pushed processing time of applications anywhere from six months to a year. And with the spring and summer approaching, the Sheriff's Office is bracing for a further onslaught of requests."

"'There is a lot we have to deal with,' said Sheriff Joe Gerace. 'There is fingerprinting. There is investigations. We have to do a lot of digging to ensure the licenses are going to the right people.'" ...
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Editor's Note: I'm sorry did he say ensure the licenses are going to the right people or ensure the licenses are going to the white people?
 

FL: Miami-Dade Police Officers Caught on Camera Allegedly Ignoring Emergency Calls
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"A group of Miami-Dade police officers was disciplined following a 2010 internal affairs investigation, police documents showed."

"Five police officers and one sergeant with the Kendall squad were allegedly caught on camera ignoring emergency dispatch calls. The video, obtained by NBC 6 South Florida, shows incidents like one on Oct. 5, 2010 where Officer Dario Socarras apparently ignored a residential burglary call and chose to meet a woman at the Dadeland Mall parking lot. The video shows the officer hugging and kissing the woman in what the police investigation calls a public display of affection."

"That is classified as departmental misconduct or conduct unbecoming of an officer, according to police." ...
 

VA: Alexandria police arrest 10-year-old for bringing toy gun to school
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"A 10-year-old Alexandria boy was arrested after police said he brought a toy handgun to school on Tuesday, a day after he showed it to others on a school bus."

"The boy, a fifth-grader ... was charged as a juvenile with brandishing a weapon, police said." ...

"On Monday, the boy showed the plastic gun to at least one other student during a bus ride home from the school. The 10-year-old did not point it at anyone or threaten to shoot it, but he neglected to mention that the weapon was fake ..." ...

"The toy resembled a semi-automatic handgun ... It was silver and had a black handle. It also had a orange tip that went into the barrel, showing that no ammunition was coming out of it." ...
 

NY: Wait for pistol permits may exceed a year, personnel cuts and high demand to blame
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"Residents of Onondaga County who want a pistol permit will have to wait a year and a half or more before it's approved, due to a shortage of personnel and an increased demand for firearms." ...
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KABA Note: "A right delayed is a right denied" - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 

Ann Coulter On Obama: 'Screw You' Over Gun Control Remarks (video story)
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"Ann Coulter got very heated discussing President Obama's speech about gun control on Tuesday, telling him 'screw you' for what she said was demonizing legal gun owners."

"Obama touted his gun policy proposals in Minnesota. Speaking on Tuesday's 'Hannity,' Coulter launched into a rant about his remarks and gun control." ...
 

OH: WHIO-TV's excuse for quoting rapist-for-gun-control fizzles as Sheriff Plummer reveals he is NOT a Adam Project board member
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"Last week, we broke the news on the fact that Dayton anti-gun protester Jerome McCorry ... who had staged a small protest outside Bill Goodman's Gun & Knife Show and received generous media attention, is also a convicted rapist. ..." ...

"Since WHIO says they based their decision to help establish convicted rapist Jerome McCorry's credibility in interviews on their belief that he 'has the endorsement of respected law enforcement leaders,' did they bother to check to see if the information posted on The Adam Project page was truthful, or up to date? Isn't that the type of thing news organizations ... should be doing before they make a special effort to drive out and cover an anti-gun protest being staged by a registered sex offender?" ...
 

FBI NICS Background Checks Drop 10% in January
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"'An Associated Press analysis of new FBI data published early Tuesday shows the National Instant Criminal Background Check system processed more than 2.78 million checks in December. That was a 12-month peak following an upward trend through last fall.' The decline’s down to empty shelves and higher prices, as millions of Americans purchased firearms of all kinds, sorts and descriptions; frightened that the civilian disarmament movement will deny them their Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. While the pressure drop is significant . . ." ...
 

MA: MA Gun Crime Due to Surrounding States’ Lax Laws. Or Not.
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"Gun-related crimes on the rise in Massachusetts, proclaims the headline at the Boston Globe, factually enough. And then the strap-line: Firearms flowing across borders. In other words, firearms-related crime is on the rise in Massachusetts because 'The quality of your gun-licensing laws is only as good as those surrounding you.' Ayup. Northeastern University criminologist James Alan Fox pins the blame for the Bay State’s gun-related crime on adjacent states’ firearms freedom. I mean lax gun laws. Interesting that the article starts with the blame shifters and then reveals the rate of rising gun crime. Just for S&Gs, let’s do it their way . . ." ...
 

NY: Flash Mob Mayhem: Violent Groups Of Teens Leave NYC Businesses In Ruins
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"Violent, thieving mobs have been making headlines across the country for the past few years, and now they have hit New York City." ...

"Judson Bennett, 78, recently ran into a violent group of teens – often described with the once-benign term 'flash mob' – as he made his daily trip to buy a newspaper at his favorite news team."

"'I’m approaching the newsstand, and then suddenly there is a tremendous force behind me,' Bennett said."

"Bennett ended up with a broken arm."

"'I was taken completely by surprise,' he said."

"In New York and across the country, the mobs of kids – 20, 30, 40 or more — appear out of nowhere and suddenly charge a newsstand or convenience store." ...
 

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