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IL: City Writes $399,950 Check To Gun Rights Group
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Earlier this month, the city of Chicago wrote a check for $399,950 to the Second Amendment Foundation, a gun rights group located in Bellevue, Wash. The check was a reimbursement for legal fees the foundation incurred in the McDonald v. Chicago case, which resulted in the United States Supreme Court overturning the city’s ban on handguns."

"'The city lost that action,' said Julianne Versnel, the foundation's director of operations. 'Because it was a constitutional civil rights case, the city was required to pay the cost.'" ...
 

‘Proclaiming Liberty’ a great resource for keeping gun quotes accurate
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... "Who are rationally-inclined people going to listen to? Some frothing hoplophobe or William Blackstone?" ...
 

Guns and the Rise of Democracy – Part 2
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Ask a political science professor what constitutes a government and he’ll likely tell describe it along the lines of an organized monopoly on the legitimate use of force. There are some permutations, but this is the basic thrust of the idea of what a government is. Except it’s not true. Those of you who read my earlier article may see where this is going. . ."

"Governments are most free when they don’t have that monopoly. ..." ...
 

Emily got her gun!
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I finally got my gun in Washington, D.C. I brought it home today from the District’s firearms’ registry office."

"After months of aggravation, hundreds of dollars in fees, countless hours jumping over hurdles, I am now a gun owner and finally exercising my second amendment right to keep arms (bearing arms is still illegal in the nation’s capital)."

"When I first started the 'Emily Gets Her Gun' series, I thought I would be waiting in long lines and filling out lots of paperwork. I never could have imagined that the D.C. gun laws made it so unearthly difficult to get a legal handgun. However, I also never could have believed that this newspaper series would encourage change in Washington's gun laws." ...
 

Creating A Gun Rights Activist
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Emily Miller just wanted a gun for protection at home. The District of Columbia still wants to delay the process as long as possible and put up as many bureaucratic roadblocks as possible the Heller decision notwithstanding. The end result is that as of today Emily Miller is officially a gun owner as she picked up her Sig P229 pistol and took it home. She is also now a gun rights activist." ...
 

No tears for slain Edmonds burglary suspect
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Judging from the comments left by readers at the Seattle P-I.com and KOMO websites, not too many people are sorry that a honeowner in Edmonds fatally shot a burglary suspect Tuesday evening."

"The details, according to KOMO, are 'sketchy.'"

"Let’s see if we can help. It is 8 p.m. in the evening, and someone breaks into your home. He does not belong there. You certainly did not invite him in. You are afraid for your life."

"What would you do?" ...
 

U.S. Founding Included Gun Control
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In yesterday’s article, I mentioned that governments always want more gun control. One reader commented: 'don’t know that ALL our past governments wanted more gun control. as a matter of fact, i don’t believe gun control was much of a big deal (knowing our country’s gun slinging past) until of late, historically speaking. [sic]'"

"Some well-meaning, pro-rights readers nevertheless need to review history, which brings us to today’s lesson." ...
 

Take Someone Shooting – What Are You Waiting For?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A friend’s son recently got married and moved out on his own. He’s 20 years old and ready to take on the world. He recently mentioned that he’d never shot anything other than a shotgun and the occasional airsoft gun. This was a situation that was crying out to be remedied. Fortunately I know just the person to do it. So we spent some time at home with an airsoft pistol – going through some basic gunhandling and safety fundamentals – then headed to the range. . ." ...
 

What the Powell case should tell us about legislating against crime
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... "Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor cut right to the chase when he told reporters:"
"'What happened here was an act of evil. Do not call it a tragedy because that sanitizes it. This was a terrible act of murder involving two young children.'--Seattle Times"
"Pastor was spot-on, which brings us around to the original premise: Evil people will find a way to commit a crime, regardless of the real or imagined roadblocks society puts in their way. Evil people do commit crimes all the time. Murder is against the law in Washington and Utah. That Susan Powell is dead seems to be a given. Proving beyond a reasonable doubt that Josh killed her is another matter ..." ...
 

Guns are safety tools (second letter)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"During the cold weather of mid-January, I had the pleasure of spending a week in sunny Florida."

"On the drive south, as I entered Indiana on Interstate 80, the right accorded me by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution was restored. For the drive through Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and the seven days in Florida, I could legally carry a concealed firearm for the defense of myself and my family."

"Not until I returned to my home state of Illinois was I again stripped of that right. ..." ...
 

UFC Bans Firearms and Ammunition Sponsors: Was It Un-American?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"With the recent headlines of the Fast & Furious debacle and Conceal & Carry laws, the Second Amendment in the United States is a hot topic. There are so many opinions, issues and legislations currently across the country concerning the right to bear arms."

"Now the UFC seemingly has indirectly taken a stand by banning firearm and ammunition sponsors, due to the pressure they received from outside sources. They have even gone as far as to ban knife and hunting companies." ...
 

Right to bear arms: in defense of our students
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In 1991, [a] University of Iowa student ... shot five university employees. In 1996, [a] San Diego State University student ... killed three professors. However, the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre is the most memorable shooting on a college campus, as it left 32 innocent students dead after they were picked off by a crazed gunman."

"On Dec. 8, 2011, another shooting occurred on the Virginia Tech campus, leaving a police officer dead. Apparently the school’s ban on guns failed yet again, considering that the perpetrator of this incident did not obey it. But how many people actually believe that a sign prohibiting firearms is going to stop people from bringing their guns to the massacre they have been planning?" ...
 

Bolling is a shooting man
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"The host of Fox Business 'Follow the Money,' program and one of the five co-hosts of the Fox News Channel's program 'The Five' spoke to Guns & Patriots Feb. 3 about his new love of shooting."

"'For me there always was a stigma attached to hand guns,' said Eric Bolling, the former commodities trader ..."

"'Everyone had it. My wife had it. My son had it,' he said. But, when he and his family actually started firing handguns, they learned why so many Americans enjoy guns."

"'We go out to the range, take the instruction, where you are taught how to handle the gun ...' Bolling said."

"'You realize you’re better and safer after you handle the gun than you were before,' he said." ...
 

At home with the US families terrified of the end of the world, living in a converted bunker, with 15 years' worth of food... and a son trained to use an AK-47 (video available)
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"It’s the end of the world as they know it."

"For a growing number of Americans, preparing for the end of days is a full-time business, whether the end of all things is heralded by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, a technology meltdown, or even the end of the Mayan calendar."

"A new show by the National Geographic channel shows how some Americans are preparing for the end – from stockpiling canned goods to buying guns and ammo, to buying luxury underground bunkers." ...
 

Dan Gross Named New President of Brady Campaign
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"The Board of Trustees of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Brady Center today announced that Dan Gross, the co-founder and Executive Director of the Center to Prevent Youth Violence (formerly PAX), has been elected the new President of the nation’s largest gun violence prevention organizations."

"Gross brings to the Brady organizations a legacy of trailblazing, innovative work, and a passion for reducing gun deaths and injuries. ..." ...
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KABA Note: If he actually had a "passion for reducing gun deaths and injuries" he would push for gun safety training in every classroom in the nation.
 

IA: Safety of Iowans would be jeopardized by amendment
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"I read with incredulity the intent of House Joint Resolution 2005 ('Proposal That Could Kill Gun Control Laws Advances,' Feb. 3, Register). I’d like to know what planet Rep. Matt Windschitl, R-Missouri Valley, comes from if he believes that the intent of this proposed resolution would not cause controversy?"

"If it ever became unconstitutional in this state to register firearms and require permits for concealed weapons, then the safety of every Iowan would be at stake, especially if it limited local governments from prohibiting the possession of guns in certain public places." ...
 

WA: Homeowner Shoots Suspected Intruder Dead on 225th Pl. SW in Esperance
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"A homeowner in the Edmonds neighborhood of Esperance shot and killed a suspected burglar Tuesday night, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office."

"A 911 call alerted the police to the shooting just after 8 p.m. at a house in the 8900 block of 225th Place Southwest, which is in unincorporated Snohomish County. It's a dead-end street off 90th Avenue West, which is north of 228th Street Southwest."

"The Sherriff's Office reports that the suspected intruder died at the scene." ...
 

WI: Wisconsin Man Shoots Robber; Just Got Concealed Carry Permit (video available)
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"A Milwaukee man only recently acquired his permit to carry a concealed handgun and then found himself in the middle of an armed robbery. As the robber threatened a store clerk with a shotgun, the permit holder was able to draw his weapon and shoot the culprit. The Milwaukee District Attorney said: 'He disrupted an act that potentially exposed himself and others to great bodily harm.'" ...
 

UK: 'Lone wolf' terror threat to Britain
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"BRITISH terrorists returning from international conflict zones are posing a growing 'lone wolf' threat to the UK, a think tank has warned." ...

"Coupled with the release of convicted terrorists jailed in Britain, the RUSI is warning of 'a perfect storm of combined threats coming together in the near future'." ...
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SUBMITTER'S COMMENT: And British weapons laws guarantee that no one will be able to take effective measures against such terrorists when they decide to act.
 

Holder Tells Congress Obama Wants To Ban Guns
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"Last Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to answer questions about his role in the deadly 'Fast and Furious' gun-running scandal." ...

"But for all the stonewalling, there was at least one telling moment at this hearing, and it should concern law-abiding gun owners and all Americans who expect accountability from our government."

"In a rash attempt to deflect attention away from himself and his own irresponsibility, Holder let Congress know that the Obama administration is still working toward the day when it can reinstate former President Bill Clinton’s so-called 'assault weapons' ban." ...
 

American Guns and Mexican Violence
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"The debate over U.S. gun laws and Mexican drug violence brings to mind Mark Twain’s famous quip about lies, damned lies, and statistics. In a recent editorial, the Washington Post blamed American policies for exacerbating the bloodshed, pointing out that '70 to 80 percent of the traceable guns seized in Mexico can be tracked to the United States.' The key word there is 'traceable.' While it’s true that most of the traceable guns originated north of the border, those weapons represent a very small portion of total Mexican gun seizures." ...
 

Rick Santorum’s Sweep Changes Republican Race
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... "... Of the four remaining candidates, the voters in Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado appeared to agree that Santorum has the most consistent Conservative track record on the issues."

"Issues…remember them? ... Real issues, not, who spent the most money destroying their opponents with dug up half-truth dirt."

"Real issues."

"Santorum has stuck to the issues that matter. Issues like supporting the exceptional American idea of self-governance, personal responsibility and individual liberty. Issues like reigniting America’s economy ... Like reducing spending, lowering taxes and cutting regulations. Like national and border security. Issues like Second Amendment rights. Issues like freedom of religion." ...
 

Newt Gingrich hits Mitt Romney on gun-rights issues
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"Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich previewed a new line of attack against former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney: hitting him on gun rights."

"In a new web site, romneyguns.com, Gingrich poked fun at Romney for his much-ridiculed 2008 comment that he hunts 'small varmints.' The site features a graphic of a suit-wearing Romney holding a gun and wearing a hunting cap."

"The site charges that Romney supported the Brady Bill, which mandated federal background checks on gun buyers, raised fees for Massachusetts gun owners, and supported tough gun laws in Massachusetts." ...
 

Obama’s Favorite Republican
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"Dear Second Amendment Supporter,"

"We told you about the most anti-gun Republican in the U.S. Senate, Dick Lugar of Indiana."

"MSNBC calls Lugar 'Obama’s favorite Republican.'"

"And it's no wonder; Lugar voted for Obama's anti-gun Supreme Court nominees, and both the President and the Senator support banning guns."

"But don’t take our word for it – listen to what Lugar said when he was running for president in 1996 about his support for the Clinton gun ban." ...
 

IL: Emanuel to push for state-wide handgun registry
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"Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants lawmakers to require that all handguns in Illinois be registered with the state, or gun owners could face felony charges."

"A statewide gun registry is key in helping solve Chicago crimes that involve handguns from outside the city, and would also help crack down on gun trafficking, Emanuel is expected to argue Thursday." ...
 

L.I. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy’s district on the chopping block
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"Democratic Rep. Carolyn McCarthy’s Long Island district is on the chopping block as state leaders begin redrawing congressional boundaries, the Daily News has learned."

"State Senate and Assembly negotiators are looking at merging McCarthy’s Nassau County district into a Nassau-Queens district now held by fellow Dem Gary Ackerman, sources close to the planning said."

"McCarthy’s current district 'collides' with Ackerman’s, making it a perfect candidate for merger, insiders said." ...
 

PA: PA Firearms Preemption Enhancement Bill Considered on House Floor Today
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"Today, House Bill 1523 will be before the full House for its second consideration."

"As predicted, at least thirteen anti-gun amendments have been filed to the bill for second consideration."

"These amendments range from 'ballistic imaging' mandate to gutting the current 'state preemption' statute. It is imperative that you call AND e-mail your state Representative THIS MORNING and urge him or her to support HB 1523 and OPPOSE any and all House floor amendments."

"This much-needed pro-gun bill would make critical changes to enhance Pennsylvania’s firearm preemption law." ...
 

NH: Senate Shoots Down House Gun Bills
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"The New Hampshire state Senate rejected several controversial gun bills Wednesday."

"All of the proposals originally passed the House."

"The move suggests that the Senate’s patience for 2ndAmendment legislation may be about up."

"The Senate made brisk work of the so-called gun bills in front of them."

"'We spent a grand total of 6 minutes on 5 bills because we want to focus on the issues that are important to the New Hampshire people,' Senate President Peter Bragdon said."

"The bills the Senate down include a measure allowing people to carry loaded weapons ... in their vehicles and one that permits weapons in public places ..." ...
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Submitter's Note: Did you hear that? Important issues, not pesky little things like civil rights.
 

MA: Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse joins Mayors Against Illegal Guns
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"As a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Mayor Alex B. Morse said he is expected to do things like sign on to letters to the U.S. Congress opposing legislation the group says would weaken controls."

"'It's all about public safety,' Morse said in his City Hall office Monday."

"Morse, who took office Jan. 3, officially joined the group Feb. 2 after having been approached by representatives in recent visits to Washington, D.C., he said." ...
 

OR: Oregons Firearm Ownership Privacy Bill to be Heard Monday by House Committee
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"House Bill 4054 is scheduled to be heard in the state House Health Care Committee on Monday, February 13."

"This hearing will be held at 1:00 p.m. in Hearing Room E of the Oregon Capitol. Sponsored by state Representative Jim Thompson (R-23), HB 4054 would prohibit the Public Employees’ Benefit Board from authorizing or requiring the collection of information or maintenance of records about firearms from eligible employees or family members applying for health benefits." ...
 

AL: Ashe Commissioners Deal with Gun Issue
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"'There will come a day, a point in time, when that frog is cooked, and all our rights and all our freedoms and all our liberties are going to be gone, folks,' comments made by Ashe County Commissioner, Gerald Price, in support of a motion he had made to not ban the carrying of concealed weapons on county property."

"His motion was made after listening to nineteen speakers share their beliefs, pro or con, during a public hearing on the issue. Rita Prevette, director of Ashe County Parks and Recreation Department, was one of three speakers who encouraged the Commissioners to ban carrying concealed weapons in areas where sporting events were held due to the potential for people to lose their tempers and act irrationally ..." ...
 

IA: Lawmakers set to pull trigger on gun bills [Vote: Do you agree or disagree with these?]
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"Gun bills now pending in the Iowa House and Senate include:" ...
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Submitter's Note: Polls available for each of the pro-civil rights bills pending in IA.
 

IA: Iowa Bills Would Expand Gun Freedoms
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"Iowa lawmakers are considering several bills aimed at enhancing gun rights, but critics say some of the measures are 'pro-criminal' and will lead to more violence. According to the Des Moines Register, multiple bills have been introduced this year, ranging from one that would amend the state constitution to effectively eliminate all gun regulations to another that would 'permit a shoot-to-kill response by anyone who believes he’s being threatened with death or serious injury by another person.'" ...
 

PA: Lancaster mayor fumes over Pa. gun bill
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"Pending legislation in the state House of Representatives would allow the National Rifle Association to sue Lancaster and 29 other Pennsylvania cities."

"The bill, co-sponsored by six of Lancaster County's eight House members, would allow judges to impose triple damages against a city if a court finds its ordinance requiring the reporting of a lost or stolen handgun to be illegal."

"'They ought to be ashamed of themselves, to try to penalize communities that would regulate illegal guns because they don't have the guts to do it themselves,' Lancaster Mayor Rick Gray said." ...
 

IL: Gun rights ruling debated as other proposals reach Illinois Legislature
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"A lawsuit challenging the Illinois law that bars people from carrying loaded firearms in public was dismissed last week, but does not end the controversy over that or other state laws."

"U.S. Judge Sue Myerscough issued her opinion Friday that dismissed Moore v Madigan. ... In Myerscough's ruling she said 'the United States Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit have recognized only a Second Amendment core individual right to bear arms inside the home.'"

"State Rep. Jil Tracy, R-Quincy, does not agree with that narrow interpretation of the Second Amendment. Tracy, an attorney who attended law school with Myerscough, said there are lots of court rulings that recognize a broader view of Second Amendment rights." ...
 

NY: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association: What is Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel Thinking?
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"Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel is appealing to the former Chicago Superintendent of Police for support to save her ill-conceived firearms microstamping legislation. Only in New York would an antigun zealot appeal to the authorities of a city that has been slapped for their unconstitutional laws by the Supreme Court of the United States." ...
 

VA: Virginia Senate Passes Repeal of 1-Gun-Per-Month
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"Monday, the Virginia Senate passed Senate Bill 323 by a 21 to 19 vote. SB 323 would repeal the archaic prohibition of purchasing more than one handgun per month. The House of Delegates passed House Bill 940, its companion to SB 323, by a 66 to 32 vote last week. Since Governor Bob McDonnell has publicly committed to sign this legislation into law if passed by the Virginia General Assembly, the state Senate was the major hurdle in this fight for the restoration of your rights in the Commonwealth." ...
 

AZ: Bill to Allow Guns on Arizona College Campuses Advances
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"Monday, the Arizona Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 1474 by a 5 to 3 vote. This bill, sponsored by state Senator Ron Gould (R-3), is right-to-carry reform legislation which would enable law-abiding citizens to defend themselves while on the grounds of higher education campuses. SB 1474 will now be sent to the Senate floor for a vote. Please call AND e-mail your state Senator and encourage him or her to support this important personal protection legislation!"

"SB 1474 would prohibit a public university, college, or community college from adopting or enforcing any policy prohibiting the lawful carry of a concealed weapon by a valid concealed permit holder ..." ...
 

GA: Georgia Bill: Concealed Gun Carrying without Permit
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"State Rep. Jason Spencer introduced legislation that will allow residents to carry a concealed firearm without first having to get a permit from the government."

"Rep. Spencer told Georgia Gun Owners that, 'Law-abiding citizens should not have to be fingerprinted and cataloged like common criminals just to be able to defend themselves, their family and their property.'" ...
 

IA: Iowa Firearms Preemption Bill to Committee Vote Tomorrow
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"Contact Public Safety Committee members today and urge them to vote YES tomorrow on HF 2114, the Iowa Firearm Preemption Act."

"Ask these members to vote YES and support current state law in Iowa code 724.7 and 724.28 that explicitly state that permit holders should be allowed to carry anywhere except where state and federal law allow. Punishing law-abiding citizens that are fully screened and have had extensive background checks by disallowing them access to public buildings is dishonoring to Iowans."

"It also puts honest, law-abiding citizens at risk of inadvertently violating these unnecessary, illegal laws that fail to offer protection from criminals to begin with." ...
 

VA: Virginia House Passes 2 Guns Bills; 8 More on the Way
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"Today, the Virginia House of Delegates passed two pro-gun bills: House Bill 25 and House Bill 754. HB 25 passed in the state House by an 81 to 17 vote and HB 754 passed by a 74 to 22 vote. Both bills will now go to the Virginia Senate for its consideration.

HB 25, sponsored by Delegate Mark Cole (R-88), seeks to prohibit the Clerk of the Court from disclosing information contained on a concealed handgun permit application or on an order issuing a concealed handgun permit."

"Sponsored by Delegate Ben Cline (R-24), HB 754 would eliminate the optional fingerprinting requirements for initial concealed carry permits." ...
 

Judge Upholds Illinois Ban on Carrying Loaded Guns
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"U.S. District Court Judge Sue E. Myerscough in Springfield, Illinois has dismissed a gun lobby challenge to Illinois law prohibiting the carrying of loaded guns in public. The Brady Center filed an amicus brief defending the Illinois law and citing numerous studies highlighting the severe danger posed by the carrying of loaded guns in public. The ruling was issued late Friday." ...
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WI: Gun Activist Can't Sue Police Officers for Open-Carry Arrest
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"A Wisconsin gun-rights activist cannot sue officers in two municipalities who arrested him for disorderly conduct after he openly carried a holstered handgun into two retail stores in 2008 and 2009, the 7th Circuit ruled." ...

"At the time of the incidents, 'Legality of open carrying was debatable and had in fact been debated in two cases in the state supreme court testing the scope of Wisconsin's recently adopted constitutional provision guaranteeing an individual right to bear arms,' [Judge] Sykes pointed out."

"... the officers were entitled to qualified immunity because 'At the time of the arrests, the right to bear arms was relatively new, and Wisconsin law was unclear about the effect of the right on the scope of the disorderly conduct statute. ...'" ...
 

ATF Proposes Common Sense Change. No, Really.
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"Our northwestern correspondent, Chris Dumm, has been struck almost, well, dumb. It seems that our friends at the ATF have proposed a common sense change to the firearm import permitting rigamarole that actually makes some common sense. Here’s Chris’s breathless email to our fearless leader. . ." ...
 

Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress
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"Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s … a drone, and it’s watching you. That’s what privacy advocates fear from a bill Congress passed this week to make it easier for the government to fly unmanned spy planes in U.S. airspace."

"The FAA Reauthorization Act, which President Obama is expected to sign, also orders the Federal Aviation Administration to develop regulations for the testing and licensing of commercial drones by 2015."

"Privacy advocates say the measure will lead to widespread use of drones for electronic surveillance by police agencies across the country and eventually by private companies as well." ...
 

TN: Judge finds little sympathy for policeman who faked own shooting
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"Former Memphis police sergeant Norman Benjamin made his first public comments Wednesday on his bizarre and violent behavior last summer, but a judge found it hardly enough to better understand him -- or to spare him an eight-year prison sentence."

"Benjamin, 47, who shot himself in the stomach and reported that a dark-complexioned Hispanic man was responsible, pleaded guilty to five criminal charges and was hoping for probation." ...

"One investigator said Benjamin also offered money to a drug dealer ... to shoot him, Benjamin, or to shoot the boyfriend of a 17-year-old girl to whom he was attracted. Neither was shot, but Benjamin successfully enlisted help to fire multiple shots into a home on Salem ..." ...
 

HI: Ex-police officer found guilty of sex assault is a fugitive in Morocco
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"Former Honolulu police officer Michael Tarmoun, who failed to show up for sentencing in state court last October for sexually assaulting a Waikiki prostitute, is back in his native Morocco, said Keith Kiuchi, lawyer for A-1 Bail Bonds."

"'The bondsman has located the defendant, given the prosecuting attorney the location, down to the street where he is in Rabat, Morocco,' Kiuchi said." ...
 

IA: Boone cop charged with sexual exploitation of a minor
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Court documents ... indicate that former Boone Police Department officer Rodney Allen Thompson was charged Tuesday with sexual exploitation of a minor, a class C felony, and telephone dissemination of obscene material to a minor ... a class D felony." ...

"... the alleged victim in the case, a minor female, claimed that on Aug. 10, 2011, she received a text message from Thompson at her home that she thought was inappropriate."

"The texts continued until Thompson allegedly asked the girl to send him partially nude pictures of herself, which she reportedly did. Thompson responded by sending her a nude picture of himself."

"Thompson allegedly continued to solicit more nude photos from the girl, which she provided." ...
 

NV: Former cop pleads guilty in texting case
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"A former officer with the Winnemucca Police Department was 6th Judicial District Court on Monday (Feb. 6) where he admitted exchanging more than 2400 inappropriate text messages over a two week period with a femal juvenile."

"Matt Haylett, 28, pleaded guilty to coercion, a category B felony, which represents a possible 1-20 years in prison but probation is also an option. He was not charged under the sex offense statutes and will not have to register as a sex offender."

"Asked to describe his crime in his own words the defendant said, 'I sent inappropriate text messages to an underage female resulting in a picture on my cell phone.'" ...
 

FL: Former Officer Sentenced For Inappropriately Touching Suspect
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"A former Palm Beach Gardens police officer will spend one year behind bars for a battery conviction." ...

"The conviction stems from a 2009 incident in which Merrick inappropriately touched a woman while she was handcuffed in the back of his patrol car." ...
 

IL: Layoffs to pave way for Sauk Village police chief’s salary
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"Two weeks after some Sauk Village trustees tried to lock the new police chief out of the police station, the village board voted Monday night to pay him a $75,000 salary."

"But the money apparently will come at the expense of two policemen: The board also voted to lay off a pair of officers, and to transfer money from the water fund to cover back pay for Chief Robert Fox, who has worked without a contract since Mayor Lewis Towers appointed him in November."

"Fox has been at the center of a power struggle between Towers and the board over the mayor’s appointment powers." ...
 

NV: Police officer seen on dashcam video brutally kicking motorist suffering from diabetic shock in $158,000 lawsuit
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"A driver in diabetic shock was kicked in the head several times in a shocking display of police brutality that won him $158,000 in a lawsuit." ...

"As five cops restrain the man on the ground, a Henderson police officer walks into the shot and kicks Mr Greene in the head five times."

"'Stop resisting, mother f*****,' one officer says." ...

"Later, one of the police officers discovers the dash cam on the highway patrol cruiser, and is heard mentioning it to a colleague.
'It's on camera,' he says."

"The other replies: 'They don’t know you. I wouldn’t worry about it.'"

"Authorities said they will not release the names of the officers involved in the incident." ...
 

UK: CCTV police officer 'chased himself' after being mistaken for burglar
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"The junior officer, who has not been named, was monitoring an area hit by a series of burglaries ..."

"As the probationary officer from Sussex Police searched for suspects, the camera operator radioed that he had seen someone 'acting suspiciously' in the area."

"But he failed to realise that it was actually the plain-clothed officer he was watching on the screen ..."

"The operator directed the officer, who was on foot patrol, as he followed the 'suspect' on camera last month, telling his colleague on the ground that he was 'hot on his heels'."

"The officer spent around 20 minutes giving chase before a sergeant came into the CCTV control room, recognised the 'suspect' and laughed hysterically at the mistake." ...
 

NC: Gun-rights nonprofit gearing up for lawsuit against Winston-Salem
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"A statewide gun-rights nonprofit has commitments from 12 Winston-Salem residents who are willing to sue the city of Winston-Salem over a city ordinance prohibiting guns in parts of the city's parks ..."

"Paul Valone, president of Grass Roots North Carolina, said he believes the Winston-Salem ordinance passed in November violates the spirit of a state law ..." ...

"In the letter, Valone writes that state lawmakers specifically meant to allow guns in parks that have 'passive recreation, such as lakes, picnic areas and shelters, walking or hiking trails, greenways, dog parks, and other similar areas.'"

"... The city ordinance considers greenways and lakes to be athletic facilities because people exercise on or in both." ...
 

OH: Headline: Handgun ownership rising among women
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"The Dayton Daily News is reporting that according to a DDN analysis of permit data, opinion polls and interviews with firearm and criminal justice experts, more women in the Miami Valley are choosing to purchase and carry handguns for protection, reflecting a national trend." ...
 

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