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SAF steps up in Maryland concealed carry fight
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Good Lord, what would we do without the Second Amendment Foundation? SAF was created in 1974, currently having 650,000 members, to combat anti-Second Amendment crusaders who use “safety” as an excuse to restrict our Second Amendment rights. Consistently battling the opposition in the Courts and otherwise, thanks to them, a positive Court ruling has been issued by the Honorable Judge Benson E. Legg in the Maryland district court on March 5, in the case of Woollard v. Sheridan." ...
 

Researchers say don’t count on Constitution to stop Arms Trade Treaty
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "And then remember that if the Constitution was the final word in the way our government conducts itself, there would be no federal firearms prohibitions in the first place." ...
 

Goldilocks Gun Control
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A friend of mine describes the antis' crusade against specific guns as 'Goldilocks' gun control. This is the idea that some guns are too big ('vest busters'), some guns are too small ('pocket rockets'), some guns don't have a 'sporting purpose' ('assault' weapons), some guns are too cheap (Saturday Night Specials), etc. ad infinitum. I say ad infinitum instead of ad nauseum because, unlike Goldilocks, the antis will never find the 'just right' gun. I see that Johnathon Purtle of Philly.com/Health is now trying to apply this same illogic to the age of gun owners. But of course this isn't a matter of discrimination it is a matter of 'public health'. ..." ...
 

To Protect And Serve
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"'To Serve and Protect' has been the motto of many police departments over the years. Unfortunately, as society continues to grow, half of that statement just doesn't work any longer. Our police departments do a good job of serving the public, but they simply cannot be everywhere at all times, thus, they are unable to protect us."

"Unfortunately, the anti-gun side doesn't seem to understand that concept. Case in point is an editorial run yesterday by my favorite socialist newspaper, The Des Moines Register. ..." ...
 

NSSF’s Steve Sanetti on United Nations Arms Trade Treaty Negotiations (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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... "In Nuremberg, Germany, Ginny Simone talks to Steve Sanetti, President of the National Shooting Sports Foundation on the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty negotiations." ...
 

Shooting for Liberty - States competing for lowest Brady score
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The Brady Bunch has released their annual scorecard rating states based on how strict their gun laws are. The scorecard is a very useful tool to help rights groups understand how their state compares to others on a liberty scale; more points = less liberty."

"Alaska, Arizona, and Utah have all achieved the coveted Zero Points/Zero Stars on the Brady scale and are now competing to see which state will be the first into negative numbers – which is possible through bonus points. Arizona and Alaska can reach a –2 point score by protecting carry rights on campuses of state colleges and universities. Utah already has such protections, but could achieve a –2 score by adopting Constitutional (permitless) Concealed Carry ..." ...
 

 

Well, Why *Not* Register Guns Like Cars
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I have often heard the antis bleating that 'we register cars, why not guns', and it might surprise people to know that I'm perfectly willing to go the 'license and register guns just like cars' route and treat guns 'just like cars'."

"Under this plan, gun safety and handling courses will be available to all students 15 and over in the public schools, and kids will be encouraged to take Carriers' Ed. Also when they turn 15 they will be eligible for their learner's carry permit which will allow them to carry concealed as long as they are under the supervision of a licensed adult. ..." ...
 

Astroturf Organizations And The Real Thing
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"There are organizations that really are grassroots based and then there are those that could most charitably be called astroturf organizations. Nowhere is this more evident than in gun rights."

"Let's compare the various gun prohibitionist organizations with the 800-pound 'gorilla' aka the National Rifle Association. To do this, I suggest using as a proxy for grassroots support the number of 'likes' an organization has on Facebook. With 845 million members worldwide, Facebook provides an easy way to signal your support of an organization through its 'like' mechanism." ...
 

Lying Liars and the Lies They Tell
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"My grandfather was a writer and journalist for most of his adult life and had rather a way with words. One of my favorites was the phrase undulating lie. As far as I know he invented the term and I have never heard anyone outside our family use it, but it really is quite useful. An undulating lie is when someone tells you something that is factually true, but so misleading as to constitute a lie. Like gawker.com saying:" ...
 

Stories about cop attacks underscore why citizens go armed
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "One can blame budget cuts or an indifferent health care and judicial system for the fact that people like Kravetz and Martin are roaming among the general public. Because this is still the United States and not a police state, there is not a cop on every corner, so the 'first responder' in many if not most attacks just might be a courageous private citizen." ...
 

Is Mainstream America Shifting Towards Open Carry?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Most Americans don’t think about gun rights. Why would they? They only have so much mental bandwidth. They’ve got to focus on paying the bills, getting the kids to, from and through school; finding time for friends and doing whatever it takes not to lose what they already have. I reckon it’s that latter priority that moves non-gun rights folk towards the pro-gun position. The knowledge that a firearm helps maintain their status quo. As for understanding or caring about the way firearms are regulated, meh. ... the general public thinks about gun laws in very simple terms, if at all. Luckily for gun rights advocates, the nature of that understanding has suddenly reached a tipping point, and changed . . ." ...
 

Gun Carry Friendly Fashion For Women
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"We know we have quite a few female readers (about 23% of them actually) so we thought we would share this. Packing Pretty (a carry site for women) is putting together a Pinterest board and some fashion guidelines to help women carry more easily, more comfortably, and while still having some style." ...
 

Steyr Scout .308 Rifle Review
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"There’s just something about a well-designed bolt-action rifle that I really like. And the Steyr Scout in .308 Winchester is one of the best I have ever shot. Many would consider the Scout, brainchild of both Jeff Cooper and Steyr, a hunting and fighting gun because of its size and caliber. However, it has some really interesting and innovative features that I think make it much more than just an all-purpose gun, it's really more of an investment." ...
 

Point Shooting: A Lost Art?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Over the many years I’ve been following the gun world in print, point shooting has been a shooting technique I’ve seen self defense instructors both laud and condemn in equal parts. Yet, despite all the strong opinions elicited and the large amount of ink spilled over this subject, I’m always surprised at how few shooters actually know what point shooting is let alone really practice it, which implores me to wonder aloud, as shooters, have we gotten used to newer methods of defensive shooting and forgotten the lost art of point and click?" ...
 

AR Pistol Kits: Building Your Own AR in .460 Rowland
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Late last year I had a 'little chat with Santa' about getting an AR upper in .460 Rowland for Christmas. It made for a fun piece."

"Well, actually I stole the idea from a friend: one of my BBTI buddies had been thinking about building his own 460 Rowland AR pistol since we tested the .460 Rowland caliber last summer (as a means of mitigating the heavy round's recoil) and three of us have been kicking around how to get it done since then. Early last week, the parts arrived and last weekend we got together in the laboratory to give assembling our soon to be custom AR pistol in .46 caliber the old college try." ...
 

Self Defense Tip: Don’t Use a Rifle
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I’ve done a couple posts in the last few months talking about self defense rifles. Like this one. And this one. I wrote both articles because someone was looking for a self defense rifle and wanted my $0.02 on the matter. The thing is, for me, self defense rifles are the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard of. Let’s look at a typical self defense scenario – specifically one I saw online recently – put a rifle, pistol and shotgun into the picture, and see which is best . . ." ...
 

Walther SP-22: Life Imitates Video Game Art
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Real gun or Ray Gun? With the release of Mass Effect 3 a few days ago, I actually did a double-take the first time I saw the Walther SP-22 with its proprietary custom-styled SP-22 laser. If you stencil N7 on the side, this puppy would look like it was just nicked from Commander Shepard’s holster. It looks more Mass Effect than the real (fictional) thing…" ...
 

Open Carry: Tactical or Strategic?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Like so many religious arguments (revolver vs. semi-auto, AR vs. AK vs. FAL) the concealed vs. open carry debate arouses strong feelings and passionate discourse all around. So I’m going to throw that hand grenade out and see who jumps on it. There are two different imperatives driving the decision of whether or not to open carry; tactical and strategic. Now, when I say tactical I’m not referring to bayonets or picatinny rails on your carry weapon but tactical in the sense of what’s going on when the SHTF. And from that kind of a tactical standpoint open carry is mostly a bad thing . . ." ...
 

'What if' Self-defense Tales: 'should' versus 'will'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Chances are that if you've spent enough time at your local gun shop, you've found yourself listening, at one time or another, to one of those 'what if' self-defense bull sessions (usually because they tend to be the 'louder' conversations). The classic set-up goes something like this: a bunch of trigger happy pistoleros swap a bunch of 'real' stories that detail dramatize exactly what he or she would do if they were confronted by a bad guy and deadly scenario (or even better ... an entire horde of marauding criminals) with a rifle in their hand, concealed carry handgun on their waist or some over-the-top tactical rig under their clothes, providing them with a crazy combination of defense weapons." ...
 

Ask Foghorn: What’s the Benefit of a Two Stage Trigger?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Carlos asks:"
"What’s the deal with two-stage triggers? I was looking at one of the self-defense ARs you recommended, and one of the extra cost options was a two-stage trigger. What is it and why would it be be desirable?"
"First things first, go read up on trigger terminology real quick (here’s an old Ask Foghorn article about that subject). Now that we’ve got the nuts and bolts under our belt, let’s talk a little about the applications for the different types of triggers." ...
 

Bersa Firestorm .380 Review: Not top-of-the-line, but hard to pass up
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Bersa is an Argentine firearms company that isn't hugely known in the U.S., which is a bit of a shame because generally the Bersa handguns I have handled were quite nice and very good bargains. The Bersa Firestorm .380 ACP is no exception to this."

"In this review I will also reference the Bersa Thunder as well as the Firestorm because the two are pretty much the same gun. The Firestorm model is actually assembled in the U.S. with Argentine parts, and, in the end, has only a couple of very minor differences. ..." ...
 

Ruger Adding Crimson Trace Lasers to Four Carry Guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Ruger has partnered with Crimson Trace to knock up four new variants of three of their most popular compact and concealed-carry-friendly models of handguns. They are now offering the LC9, the LCP, and two models of LCR with factory-installed Crimson Trace lasers." ...
 

A Shooting Lesson
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Teaching people how to shoot well has been how I’ve made much of my living for many years. Shooting lessons, I remind the students, include the lessons about life that shooting teaches us. I just realized that I’d lost sight of that a bit myself of late." ...
 

American Handgunner May/June 2012 Digital Edition
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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No need today to allow concealed carry
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The cities, counties and states have outdated laws on their books that seem completely absurd today. Like a family of six will no longer be allowed more than one cow within city limits. Or anyone who allows water to sit in his/her yard two hours after a thunderstorm will be subject to jail."

"Others we bend to suit the will of the masses and reinstate it as law. So it can be said about the Second Amendment. It was never meant as a concealed carry law. Gun lobbyists backed by the powerful NRA twisted the outdated amendment to get more people to join their organization and buy more guns." ...
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Submitter's Note: No, if we were using the Second Amendment as a "concealed carry law" we wouldn't need a law!
 

SIG Sauer HQ Move Brings Out the Crazies
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"SIG’s been located in Exeter, New Hampshire for decades. They have over 500 people in their current facility and, like just about every gun maker, business is booming. As a result, they’re busting at the seams and looking to expand. So they’ve just inked a deal to move to a facility in nearby Newington which will triple their space. SIG projects the move will allow them to expand production capacity and they figure they’ll increase their workforce by almost 20% in the next few years. Only one problem: SIG makes guns. Which makes the move and any new jobs that may result illegitimate . . ."

"At least it does in the eyes of a few local protesters. ..." ...
 

WaPo Comes Out Against Woolard v. Sheridan Ruling
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The Washington Post has weighed in on the Woollard v. Sheridan ruling and, surprise, surprise, surprise, they’re against it. That’s the recent Maryland Supreme Court ruling that the state can’t require citizens to show a 'good and substantial reason' in order to get a carry permit. Most of the piece is simply background on Maryland’s permit law and a reprise of the case. They state that Judge Legg’s ruling is well-reasoned, although the WaPo Editorial Board agrees with the state’s decision to appeal, but it isn’t until we get to the very last paragraph that they reach the meat of their argument:" ...
 

The Stupidest Gun Control Argument in the History of the World Ever
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "It is my contention that if House File 2215 had been in effect, with its inherent encouragement of carrying to protect yourself on a 'shoot first, ask questions later' basis, the other individuals in the altercation might also very well have been armed, resulting in a real shoot-out." ...
 

Anti-gun group wants to violate gun owner privacy
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Something of a surge of political bravado appears to be going on in the gun prohibition movement, not just in Washington with Ceasefire’s disarmament bus billboard campaign, but also in Wisconsin, where an anti-gun group wants access to the identifies of the state’s citizens who have concealed carry permits." ...
 

MD: Gun rights advocates ignore inconvenient violence
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"It is depressing that supporters of Second Amendment rights seldom if ever mention the frequent tragedies, such as the recent killing of the 13-year old girl in Baltimore. ..." ...
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Submitter's Note: A tragedy which might have been avoided had the children gotten firearm safety training.
 

NY: Kavanagh and Schimel Hail Inclusion of Microstamping in Assembly Budget
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
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"State Assemblymembers Michelle Schimel and Brian Kavanagh hailed the inclusion of microstamping in the Assembly budget proposal passed today. Microstamping would replace the existing, less effective Combined Ballistic Identification System (CoBIS), which the Governor has proposed to eliminate in his Executive budget." ...
 

Using Gun Powder to Create Art (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang creates two different art forms using canvas, cardboard and gun powder. The first step in his process is a performance art and the finished result is a canvas that is artistically decorated."

"Cai begins by spreading gunpowder over enormous canvas panels, he also drops bits of cardboard and arranges all of it appropriately. Once this is finish volunteers slowly and carefully cover the canvases with a large cardboard stencil. Then Cai lights a fuse which ignites the powder in a bright explosion that covers the canvases in just a few seconds." ...
 

Ex-Glock Exec Convicted of Racketeering and Theft: Jury Foreman Explains
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"On Friday, a Cobb County Superior Court jury convicted former general counsel and chief operating officer of Glock, Inc., Paul F. Jannuzzo, on charges of racketeering and theft."

"Jannuzzo, who served as general counsel from 1991-2003 at the popular firearms manufacturer, now faces up to 30 years in prison."

"Jury foreman Hal Mendel spoke to The Fulton County Report about how the jury reached its verdict. He explained that a key witness Peter Manown, a former Glock executive who allegedly collaborated with Jannuzzo on his nefarious dealings, gave convincing testimony. Moreover, he added that the defense did a poor job defending Jannuzzo against Manown’s claims." ...
 

The 1st Amendment just went through the shredder
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The 1st Amendment just went through the shredder."

"HR 347: Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011."

"This slipped quietly through both Chambers and was signed into law on March 8. The title of the bill seem innocuous enough, until you read the text. The text of this bill gives the impression that the Government is only too aware of the fact that ‘We the People’ are throughly disgusted with our Government, and they are running scared." ...
 

TX: Citizen Shoots and Wounds 1 of 2 Burglars (video story)
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"A TX man caught 2 men burglarizing a neighbor’s home. During a confrontation the neighbor and the suspects exchanged gunfire. One of the suspects was hit and wounded while the other fled. Police say no charges will be fired against the neighbor." ...
 

MO: Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Vance West
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"Vance West is a 92-year-old cattle rancher who lives alone on a 100 acre spread outside Bois D’Arc, Missouri in the southwest corner of the state. The area’s had some trouble lately with a number of thefts and break-ins. West himself has lost $3,000 in equipment to thieves recently. And you don’t get to be a 92-year-old rancher by being a shrinking violet. So when he caught three of dudes with larceny in their hearts jumping his fence again last week, he was armed . . ." ...
 

TX: Homeowner Exchanges Gunfire With Truck Thief Who is Shot, Captured
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"A TX homeowner confronted a man on his property who was stealing his truck. After the suspect retrieved a pistol from his vehicle a gunfight followed which resulted in the suspect being shot once in the leg. The suspect was captured a short while later and is now being treated in a local hospital." ...
 

IL: Rural IL Homeowner First 5 Shots At 2 Home Invaders (Video Interview)
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"A homeowner in rural IL fired five shots at 2 men who invaded his home. The homeowner saw the men coming into his home after being alerted by his dog. One of the men was armed with a crowbar. The homeowner retrieved a handgun and over 5 minutes fired shots at and chased off the 2 men, who fled in a blue four door car. It is not believed either of the intruders was shot. The homeowner believes he was targeted because of the isolated nature of his home and property." ...
 

NY: Cleaning man fatally shoots burglar at Queens grocery store
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"An after-hours cleaning man at a Jamaica grocery shot and killed one of two brazen catburglars who’d cut a hole through the roof to rob the place, sources said."

"The unidentified cleaning man was on the job at the Met Foodmarket at Jamaica Avenue and 173rd Street when the pair lowered themselves to a spot near the store’s check-out aisles shortly after 2 a.m."

"The worker had a gun registered to the store’s owner and opened fire after confronting the pair, the sources said." ...
 

Analysis of Five Years of Armed Encounters (With Data Tables)
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"This article was originally written several years ago by Claude Werner. It is republished here, in its entirety (including data tables) with permission."

"While the source material is somewhat dated there is still a lot of information we can learn from this. One thing to also note is that the stories used for this study were all situations in which a citizen successfully defended themselves. This means that the study focuses on and shows what works, not what doesn’t work." ...
 

NSSF: Most First-Time Handgun Sales Are for Self Defense
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) recently released a report on the purchasing habits of handgun owners. It had a ton of firearms-related information that nerds like me find interesting: age ranges, spending budgets, ammunition preferences and more. Did you know that well over 50 percent of people purchasing their first handgun do so for self defense? Here’s the data . . ." ...
 

NY: Police: Worker Fatally Shoots Would-Be Burglar At Jamaica Store (follow-up)
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"The Queens District Attorney has decided not to prosecute a grocery store worker in the shooting death of a would-be burglar in Queens."

"Sources tell 1010 WINS the 54-year-old worker was stocking shelves alone inside the Met Supermarket on Jamaica Avenue when two men cut a hole in the roof above the cash registers and lowered themselves inside the store around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday."

"The worker told authorities one of the suspects came at him with a blunt object in his hand."

"The worker apparently took a shotgun that was licensed to the store owner and opened fire." ...
 

NY: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Opposes Frank Skartados in 100th Assembly District
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"With the upcoming special election in the 100th Assembly District, the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association would like to remind everyone of Frank Skartados' voting record on Second Amendment issues from 2009 to 2010." ...

"'Frank Skartados clearly does not support our civil rights,' said NYSRPA President Tom King. 'District residents should keep this in mind when casting their ballot next week.'"
 

Two Reciprocity Bills: A Strong Bill versus a Compromise
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Pro-gun Senate champions John Thune (R-SD) and David Vitter (R-LA) have decided to stand their ground on their concealed carry reciprocity legislation, despite pressure from gun rights compromisers to weaken the bill."

"Specifically, Senators Thune and Vitter are sticking with their version of the bill, which recognizes the right to carry concealed by residents of 'Vermont-style' and 'Constitutional Carry' states." ...

"A competing bill, however, pulls the rug out from under 'Constitutional Carry.' Sponsored by Senators Mark Begich (D-AK) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), the compromise bill still requires a government permit for reciprocity, regardless of state law." ...
 

Fight over Tennessee's "Employee Safe Commute bill" provides food for thought for Ohio legislators and business-owners
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The following was prepared by the Tennessee Firearms Association's Legislative Action Committee."

"Some permit holders and firearms owners are giving pause to support of the Employee Safe Commute bill ... They are asking questions that some in the legislature who are true conservatives are concerned with. These legislators are not the ones opposing this legislation because Big Business has told them to do so - those legislators are simply doing nothing more than selling their votes for corporate money. Aside from those ... there are some legislators who are truly valuing both rights and trying to figure out how to address the Employee Safe Commute bill. I am in that last camp but I have made my decision." ...
 

Senators Sponsor Bill Supporting Second Amendment Rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"In an effort to remove burdensome red tape that hampers the ability of legal concealed carry permit holders to carry concealed firearms into other states that allow them the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2012 has been introduced in the U.S. Senate. A similar bill passed the House last year with a vote of 272-164."

"The Senate bill, endorsed by the National Rifle Association (NRA), is sponsored by Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia)." ...
 

Manchin Introduces Concealed Carry Reciprocity Law to Support Second Amendment Rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"In an effort to remove burdensome red tape that limits the ability of legal concealed carry permit holders to carry concealed firearms into other states that allow them, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has joined a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2012."

"Under the legislation, an individual with a valid ID and concealed carry permit would be allowed to carry a concealed handgun into any state that allows residents to carry concealed firearms." ...
 

Nice But Why Not Just Pass HR 822
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"Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mark Begich (D-AK), and Mike Crapo (R-ID) have introduced the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2012. According to the press releases (see below), it is similar to HR 822 which passed the House of Representatives on November 16, 2011 on a 272-154 rollcall vote. That bill is currently in the Senate Judiciary Committee awaiting hearings." ...
 

AZ: Arizona House Bill to Allow Concealed Carry in Public Buildings
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"While the controversial Arizona Senate Bill that would allow students to carry concealed on campus has stalled due to lack of sports, a new bill has begun movement in the House that would allow guns in all public buildings."

"House Bill 2729, sponsored by Rep. David Gowan, R- Sierra Vista, has support from the Arizona Citizens Defense League, a local gun-rights group in Arizona. The bill would make it legal for individuals to carry weapons into a public building or event as long as the building or event is not being secured by armed security guards and metal detectors or certified state or federal law-enforcement officers. The law would include courts, city halls, libraries, public pools, the state Capitol and police stations." ...
 

IL: Gun rights under fire in Illinois
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"Illinois has moved one step closer to allowing concealed carry of handguns — a right already afforded gun owners in every other state in the nation."

"An Illinois House committee passed concealed carry legislation March 6, sending it to the House floor for debate. A similar bill failed in the House last spring, but barely, and supporters think the outcome will be more favorable this time around." ...
 

ME: Bill would loosen Maine worker gun restrictions
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"The Maine House wants to give state workers the same rights as private workers who were allowed last year to bring concealed weapons to work, as long as they're locked and out of sight."

"The House on Monday approved the bill 84-55, sending it to the Senate for consideration." ...
 

WA: Inslee quits to focus on job creation; yeah, his
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"Democrat Jay Inslee, running hard to be the next Washington governor, announced he is quitting Congress within days to focus on his gubernatorial campaign, in a story that broke in the Seattle Times, Tacoma News Tribune and other newspapers."

"According to a statement he released to the press:"
'It was a difficult decision, but what I need to do right now is focus all my attention on talking to people about what’s really important – creating jobs and growing our economy,' Jay Inslee"
"The one job he is really focused on creating is his next one, according to many of his critics ..." ...
 

CA Gov Brown asks Federal Judge to Dismiss Second Amendment Lawsuit
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"Governor Brown has filed a motion to dismiss a Federal lawsuit which seeks to overturn California’s ban on openly carrying loaded firearms in public."

"If the lawsuit is successful, the recently enacted ban on openly carrying a handgun in public would be rendered unenforceable."

"The Federal lawsuit was filed by Charles Nichols the President of California Right To Carry on November 30, 2011. Governor Brown was delivered a copy of the lawsuit on December 5, 2011 and was asked to voluntarily respond to the lawsuit without having to be issued a summons." ...
 

What’s Next for Gun Rights?
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"To gun-rights supporters, the Supreme Court’s District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago decisions may have felt like a dream come true — the Court recognized an individual right to keep and bear arms, and applied that right to state and local governments. Going forward, handgun bans are off the table in the U.S."

"But judging by a conference hosted by the Fordham Urban Law Journal last Friday, the two sides of the gun-control debate have simply regrouped, recalibrated their expectations, and lined up for battle once again. As definitive as Heller and McDonald may seem, they offer little guidance to lawmakers and lower courts as to what kinds of gun control are still permissible." ...
 

CO: National Foundation for Gun Rights Wins Self-Defense Battle in Colorado Supreme Court! (video story)
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... "In conjunction with our state-level ally, Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, the newly founded National Foundation for Gun Rights successfully overturned the college campus gun ban in the Colorado Supreme Court." ...
 

CO: Students for Concealed Carry Celebrate Colorado Victory
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"Second Amendment advocates on the federal and state stages can take a cue from Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, a national organization fighting for a fundamental civil right on university and college campuses."

"Students for Concealed Carry on Campus won a huge victory on March 4, when the Colorado Supreme Court affirmed a lower-court ruling that a policy on four Colorado state university campuses that banned handguns for everyone but law-enforcement officers was unlawful." ...
 

Disarming Pilots - Plane Foolish
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"In response to the 9/11 attacks, many airline pilots have been trained, deputized as federal law-enforcement officers and armed since 2003. Now the Obama administration wants to gut the program with a 50 percent cut in funding."

"In defense of the cut, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano recently told Congress the program is not 'risk based,' that pilots aren't the last line of defense and that we can trust the cockpit door to keep us safe." ...
 

LA: 9 year sentence for trooper in child porn case
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"Former Louisiana state trooper Jay Sandifer has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison after pleading guilty last year to receipt of child pornography." ...
 

OH: Mount Sterling Police Chief Resigns
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"A Central Ohio police chief has resigned, but says his decision has nothing to do with the report that one of his officers used a Taser on a 9-year-old boy last week."

"Mount Sterling Police Chief Mike McCoy announced his intention to resign at the city council meeting Monday night." ...
 

WA: Marysville tragedy will do gun control lobby no good
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"The death of any child is a tragedy, and over the weekend a 7-year-old girl was killed accidentally when she was apparently shot by her brother after they found a loaded handgun in the glove box of the van they were in while their parents were in a nearby business."

"Stories about the mishap appear on the Seattle Times, on-line Seattle P-I.com and KOMO websites, and all make one thing clear up front: the father is a Marysville police officer. There have been many thoughtful – and a few not-so-thoughtful – reader comments on those websites." ...
 

NY: Village Voice: NYPD Crime Stats Are a Sham
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"According to gun control advocates, you don’t need a gun. You, the law-abiding citizen, are protected by the police. The po-po have no legal obligation to protect you, but c’mon. You’re no a crime fighter. And see? Crime’s going down. So forget all this armed self-defense stuff, kick back and let the cops do their job. Nowhere is this agit-prop more prevalent than it is in New York City. ... But how would that play out if it were widely known that New York City’s Finest (air quotes optional) have been intentionally under-reporting all sorts of crimes, including assault, armed assault and armed robbery? That the threat against law-abiding citizens is larger than advertised? Well guess what Serpico fans? The Village Voice has news for you . . ." ...
 

NY: FBI Arrests Dozens, Including Retired Cop, in Heroin Bust on Long Island -- The spouse of an NYPD officer was among those arrested.
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"Authorities busted a multimillion-dollar heroin ring Tuesday that operated in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, arresting alleged dealers including a retired police officer and a college student who sold drugs in her family's restaurant parking lot."

"Among those charged were a retired Suffolk County Marine Bureau Police officer and a young woman who allegedly dealt heroin in the parking lot of the Corner Gallery restaurant in Massapequa."

"Other street-level dealers arrested Tuesday included the spouse of an NYPD officer and a husband and wife team from Farmingville." ...
 

OR: Eugene (OR) SWAT Safety Fail
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"registerguard.com has a story on a $600k lawsuit brought by Officer Brian Hagen against the city of Eugene, Oregon. Hagen says he was punished for raising safety concerns about the city’s SWAT team. Testifying in court, Hagen and two brother officers 'described two instances in the 1990s in which a SWAT officer shot himself in the foot with a machine gun and a sniper's weapon discharged through the floor of an armored police vehicle, as well as a 2007 incident in which a SWAT officer's weapon discharged into the ground as he was putting it away ... Another time, he testified, he heard SWAT team members joking about a sergeant's gun accidentally discharging when he was trying to fire off a flash grenade.' It gets worse . . ." ...
 

MI: Detroit Rolls Out "Virtual 911" (video story)
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CA: You Need To Change That Story
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"Whenever people talk about rights getting trampled on, the nay-sayers who believe that our rights are safe like to use a line that goes something like this: 'It won't happen in America.'"

"Think again."

"... A reporter for the Bay Area News Group wrote a story about a meeting that Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan held to address the concerns of residents over the death of a man during an Occupy protest. ... The meeting was contentious, and the reporter, Doug Oakley, covered it and posted his story. The Chief didn't like what he read, so he sent a sergeant to Oakely's home to insist on changes to the story."

"At 12:45 AM. As in, 15 minutes to one in the morning. When most people are usually asleep." ...
 

CA: SFPD Breathalyzer Error Puts Hundreds Of DUI Convictions In Doubt
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"Hundreds, or even thousands, of drunk driving convictions could be overturned because the San Francisco Police Department has not tested its breathalyzers, officials said Monday."

"For at least six years, the police officers in charge of testing the 20 breathalizyers used by the Police Department did not carry out any tests on the equipment."

"Officers instead filled the test forms with numbers that matched the control sample, said Public Defender Jeff Adachi, throwing countless DUI convictions into doubt." ...
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Submitter's Note: So they didn't just not do the tests, they didn't do them, lied and falsified paperwork to cover it up.
 

IL: City of Chicago to pay man $3.6 million for wrongful conviction
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"Chicago taxpayers will pay $3.6 million to compensate a man who spent nine years in prison after allegedly being framed for an attempted murder he did not commit, under a settlement advanced Monday by a City Council committee."

"Robert Wilson was picked up by the Chicago Police Department in 1997, one day after 24-year-old June Siler had her throat and face slashed with a box cutter. Wilson was waiting at the same South Side bus stop where the attack occurred."

"Wilson confessed to attacking Siler but only after allegedly being held for 30 hours, physically abused, denied food, sleep and his blood pressure medication and threatened with more violence if he did not confess." ...
 

IL: Northern Illinois Tea Party to hold meeting March 15
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"A regular monthly meeting of the Northern Illinois Tea Party will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15 at the Rockton Community Center."

"The meeting will mark the organization’s third anniversary and feature updates on current action regarding Second Amendment rights ..." ...
 

Australia: Drive-by shooting led to pistols-in-the-post - inside Sydney's suburban arms trade
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"THE seizure of a pistol used in Sydney's drive-by shooting epidemic led police to uncover a global firearms trafficking syndicate operating out of a suburban Sydney post office, it will be alleged."

"In a joint police operation yesterday, officers converged on the Sylvania Waters post office - arresting the franchisee. Police will allege the post office was the final destination for shipments of Glock handguns - favoured by both Australian police and criminals - which were manufactured in Austria and sent to Australia via Germany." ...
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
I now think the only way to control handgun use is to prohibit the guns. And the only way to do that is to change the Constitution. — M. Gartner, then President of NBC News, USA Today, January 16, 1992, pg. A9

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