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SAF Sues Over Public Housing Gun Ban In Warren Co, Illinois
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit against the Warren County, Illinois Housing Authority, seeking an injunction against the WCHA’s ban on personally-owned firearms by residents of government-subsidized housing."

"The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Ronald G. Winbigler, a resident of Costello Terrace in Monmouth. Mr. Winbigler is a physically disabled former police officer who wants to have a handgun in his residence for personal protection. The lawsuit seeks equitable, declaratory and injunctive relief challenging the WCHA ban. It was filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Rock Island Division." ...
 

Sloppy mainstream reporting on basic gun facts points to pervasive failure
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "This is important and hardly splitting hairs. For many in the television audience, the talking heads do so with apparent authority, so if the professionals don’t know enough to provide accurate reporting, how can we reasonably expect their viewers to know the difference? And if the reporters are this clueless about such basic and easily verifiable information, how can we expect they will be versed enough to report on any aspect of the gun issue, including about rights and laws, and not expect the same sloppy results?" ...
 

The Fatal Flaw In The New York Times’ “Logic”
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"The New York Times has weighed in on the Trayvon Marin shooting. Unsurprisingly they are opposed to relaxed gun laws in general and Stand Your Ground (SYG) in particular. Before I start my dissection let’s get one thing perfectly clear: SB436, the bill which created SYG, changed nothing in the standards for the lawful use of deadly force." ...
 

Challenging the fatal myth of ‘Gun-free school zones’
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"As the fifth anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre looms with an eerily bizarre coincidence to the National Rifle Association’s upcoming annual convention, and just days after a campus shooting in California, and one day after two Kent Lake High School students were arrested for having a gun at school, one might ask whether laws prohibiting guns on school grounds hinders or enables school gunmen." ...
 

School shootings: We know what does NOT work--and we keep doing it
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"In the wake of Monday's mass shooting at Oikos University in Oakland, California, only slightly more than a month after another deadly school shooting, that one at a Chardon, Ohio high school, it was only inevitable that guns themselves were quickly blamed. ..." ...
 

Why the Second Amendment Matters: The Battle of Athens (video)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"Funny how my history teachers always managed to skip over this perfect example of the proper use of armed force to resist oppression:" ...
 

Pull the Trigger on Options on Gun Makers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"Stocks of major gun makers are smoking hot from surging firearm sales on fears President Obama will be re-elected." ...
 

Open Carry: Tactical or Strategic?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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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 . . ." ...
 

Pistol Whippin'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"In my column this week at The Daily I argue that it's time to give up on a strict second amendment interpretation and allow for states and municipalities to decide on their own gun control laws. Since I grew up with guns, I'm actually sympathetic to states that want to have concealed carry laws or or that want to allow unregistered gun ownership (like former home state, New Mexico)."

"But, it makes no practical sense to me that in a country where you can have countries where alcohol can't be sold and towns where strip clubs can't be built, but that you cannot have a town or state where gun ownership is banned, even if that's what the residents want. ..." ...
 

What Trayvon Martin can teach us about guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"We’ve heard a lot in the last month about Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old man who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a self-appointed, gun-toting neighborhood watch captain. What we haven’t heard, as Markos Moulitsas recently pointed out in a tweet, are the calls from the conservative gun lobby to expand our Second Amendment rights –– after all, shouldn’t Trayvon have been armed to protect himself?" ...
 

RI: OMG! A Doctor! With a Gun! In a Hospital! OMG!
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I don’t 'get' gun-free zones. Not to go all triple negative, but forcible disarmament of a given population is no guarantee that someone who doesn’t adhere to the law/security procedures won’t slip through the net. But it IS a guarantee that those who abide by the law/security procedures will be unarmed in the face of a deadly assault. Hospital doctors are reasonably intelligent people whose livelihoods depend on risk analysis. They can figure that out all on their own. Meanwhile, they encounter the dregs of society on a daily basis (including wounded gang-bangers with pissed-off enemies). So they’re forgiven (by me anyway) for feeling particularly motivated to carry a concealed weapon ..." ...
 

MI: Detroit Retiree Offers No Apologies for Shooting Intruder (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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... "Cam Edwards talks to Rick Ector from Rick’s Firearm Academy of Detroit regarding a recent self defense shooting in a home that killed the intruder." ...
 

IA: Dallas County Sheriff election on June 5
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"According to The Waukee Patch, Dallas County Sheriff Chad Leonard is going to be challenged for his seat in the June 5 Republican primary by Jim Romar. Sheriff Leonard is a friend of the gun rights community, having been a 'shall issue' Sheriff before it was mandated statewide in 2011. Dallas County residents have spoken highly of Sheriff Leonard in regards to how he deals with holders and applicants of the Iowa Permit to Carry Weapons, and it is hard to find anyone who is dissatisfied with his overall stance on gun rights issues." ...
 

D.C. Gun Case Lawyers Reach Settlement With City Over Attorney Fees
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The attorneys who won the landmark D.C. gun case in the Supreme Court in 2008 have agreed to settle a legal fee dispute with the city for $1.5 million, terminating a dispute in a Washington federal appeals court."

"The plaintiffs' lawyers, including Alan Gura of Alexandria's Gura & Possessky, who argued the high profile gun rights case in the Supreme Court, had sought more than the $1.17 million a trial judge awarded in December." ...
 

Maryland to appeal the ruling in Woollard v. Sheridan
Submitted by: John Pierce
Website: http://www.monachuslex.com

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"As expected, the Maryland Attorney General’s office has filed a timely notice of appeal in the case of Woollard v Sheridan."

"The state had signalled their intention to appeal in a Motion For Immediate Stay Pending Appeal which they filed on March 7th, only days after Judge Legg’s ruling came down." ...
 

IL: Supreme Court ruling on assault weapons ban expected Thursday
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The state’s top court is poised to rule on Cook County’s assault weapons ban Thursday in a case that will determine the fate of one of Illinois’ signature gun-control laws."

"Attorneys challenging the ban argued that the county’s ordinance — enacted in 1993 and extended in 2006 — is too vague, based on faulty information and should be reconsidered in light of the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court case that overturned Chicago’s ban on handguns." ...
 

IL:Firearms in public housing subject of lawsuit
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A former Monmouth police officer who lives in public housing is suing his government landlord over a policy that bars residents from having guns on the premises."

"... Ronald C. Winbigler said he will be kicked out of his apartment in mid-April unless he verifies he does not have a gun."

The case was filed ... by attorneys financed by the Bellevue, Wash.-based Second Amendment Foundation that previously sought to end Illinois’ ban on carrying loaded weapons in public."

"Foundation Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb said Winbigler 'wants a firearm for self-defense, but he risks losing a place to live because of bureaucratic political correctness. As a police officer ... he understands the threat of crime.'" ...
 

CA: Alameda County gun ban sent to arbitration
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"Nearly 13 years after Alameda County outlawed private gun possession on the county fairgrounds in Pleasanton, a federal appeals court said Wednesday that gun shows might resume if promoters and the county can agree on safety measures." ...
 

IL: Illinois court to rule on banning assault weapons
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"The Illinois Supreme Court is about to weigh in on whether it's constitutional for Cook County officials to ban assault weapons."

"The county imposed the ban back in 1993. It has been upheld by trial courts and appeals courts." ...
 

BATFE Violates The Law Again
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"BATFE is violating the law again."

"Anchorage gun shops are being visited by BATFE agents that are requesting the shops 4473 forms as far back as 2007."

"They claim they want to make copies of the 'book'. This is defacto registration, against the law, and BATFE knows it." ...
 

H.R. 347 Is A Dangerous Precedent
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"On March 8, 2012, President Barak Obama signed into law H.R. 347. While the President is often signing bills into law, this one is of significance in that it is essentially a 'gateway'¯ law and is the fault of the Republican Party." ...

"... In a legal analysis by KrisAnne Hall of Americans United for Freedom, she states that this bill 'has nothing to do with improving landscaping around federal buildings [but] is a No Trespassing bill designed to suppress dissent against an increasingly tyrannical government.' In simple terms, this bill allows the government a wide range of discretion in deciding what is a felony in terms of a legitimate use of First Amendment rights (free speech, freedom to assemble)." ...
 

Suppressing Free Speech? (video story)
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Submitter's Note: Judge Andrew Napolitano comments on H.R. 347
 

CT: A Late-Night Return To Christopher Martin’s
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"Six months ago, Officer Charles Kim was found at Christopher Martin’s restaurant in the middle of the night catching a bad guy causing trouble."

"This weekend Martin was found at Christopher Martin’s in the middle of the night again. This time, he was allegedly causing some of the trouble."

"Kim ... was one of two officers who had to turn in their guns and go on paid leave Sunday after allegedly shooting their guns into the air outside the popular upper State Street bar shortly before 2:30 a.m. They were off duty at the time of the incident." ...
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H/t to David Codrea who has some pungent comments.
 

NY: 'I don't give a f***, n*****, open the door': Police 'Tasered black ex-Marine to death' after he accidentally triggered medical alert in his sleep
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"A chronically ill African-American heart patient died after police officers - called to deal with a medical emergency - burst into his home and Tasered him twice in the chest, it has been claimed." ...

"At first officers said the shooting was 'justified' as self-defence because the 'deranged' victim had first attacked officers with a hatchet and knife."

"But, four months later, a grand jury is now being convened to look into alleged inconsistencies in the record of the involved officers' version of events."

"This is because fresh evidence, in the form of a recording from medical alert company LifeAid purporting to reveal everything said inside the apartment, has come to light." ...
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Submitter's Note: Remember when people used to believe cops? Now the cops biggest fear is recording devices.
 

NY: ‘Scalding’ reply at JFK
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"She should switch to decaf."

"A TSA screener was arrested at JFK Airport for hurling a cup of hot coffee at an American Airlines pilot who told her and some colleagues to tone down a profanity- laced conversation in a terminal, sources said yesterday." ...
 

LA: 5 ex-cops sentenced in Katrina killings case
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"A federal judge sentenced five former police officers to years in prison for the deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge in the chaotic days following Hurricane Katrina but not before lashing out at prosecutors for allowing others involved to serve lighter penalties for their crimes. The case that wrapped up Wednesday was the centerpiece of a Justice Department push to clean up New Orleans' police department that has long been tainted with corruption." ...
 

NBC issues apology on Zimmerman tape screw-up
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"NBC has completed its investigation into the mishandling of the police dispatcher’s conversation with George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case. And the process ends with a finding of error, plus an apology. Here is the statement just issued by the network:" ...
 

Welcome to the party, Pat; Buchanan goes pro-gun v. the U.N.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan may be a little late to the party with his Wednesday article about the United Nations threat to American gun owners – a battle that Bellevue’s Alan Gottlieb has been fighting for some time, as this column noted – but it appears he brought something to the table." ...
 

Canada’s New Gun Regs: Lock-up Your Ammo!
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"Canada recently ditched its hugely expensive highly ineffective federal gun registry. Oh wait. Not yet. But soon. Maybe. Meanwhile, the bureaucrats governing our neighbors to the north are making a move on ammunition. According to vancounversun.com, the good folks at Natural Resources Canada have cooked-up some “proposed” regulations which will require the nation’s gun owners to lock-up their ammo, as they must their guns. ..." ...
 

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