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Yes, Armed Citizens Defend Themselves and Others..despite what Giffords and NPR say
Submitted by: Robert Morse
Website: http://slowfacts.wordpress.com

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An anti-rights group said that we don’t use firearms to defend ourselves. Let’s replace fiction with fact.

The good news is that violent crime is relatively rare for each of us on any given day. On average, only one member of our family will be raped, robbed, assaulted or murdered in our lifetime. Violence will probably touch every family in the United States.

Tens of millions of us are not willing to face those odds unarmed. We’re motivated by the severity of the incident, not its likelihood on any given day.

Law abiding US civilians use a firearm for self-defense 6500 times a day. That is fact, not a myth.
 

VA: Marion man accused of shooting burglar to serve jail time
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Sheets’ arrest was met with outrage by the community, leading residents to question their rights to defend their families and homes.

“[It’s] not right that the resident was charged with those charges. Those guys broke into his home and that is putting him and his family in danger and he had every right to protect himself,” one user commented on a social media post about the story.

“Wow! The guy who lived there got charged too? He had every right to do what he did. I’d do the same,” another user wrote.
 

CO: TWAW to learn how to render a firearm
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Knowing how a firearm works and how to ensure it is unloaded/safe is a must for responsible firearm owners. Sterling TWAW (The Well Armed Woman) will be meeting July 21, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Tri- State Tactical, 17282 County Road 32 in Sterling, for instruction and hands-on opportunities on how to render firearms with different actions safe.

If you have questions concerning your own firearm, please bring it unloaded. If you are not sure how to unload it, please leave it in your vehicle and a safety officer will help you clear it. All weapons will be unloaded/safe, and no ammunition will be allowed in the classroom as safety is our main concern.
 

Wayne LaPierre on Trump’s Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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In the 2016 elections, NRA members and Second Amendment supporters across America made clear that the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court was an issue of critical importance. Your work and support for President Trump have resulted in the nomination of a second outstanding justice to the court.

On Monday, President Trump once again delivered on his promise of nominating constitutionally sound Supreme Court justices. You should be proud of your successful defense and protection of the future of our Second Amendment freedoms.
 

One of the Earliest Six-shot Revolvers (17th Century)
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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For those who are ‘Numerically challenged’ the 1680’s were most definitely not the 21st century as well as being well-nigh 100 years before the time of the US Constitution. So, once again we see that “Military style”, “Assault Weapons” were around BEFORE the existence of the 2nd amendment. This while even reports of school violence were an extreme rarity.

Of course, school violence really didn’t become a phenomena until the Socialist-Left began mucking about in the culture towards the end of the 20th and the 21st centuries. In other words, over 300 years after the existence of inanimate objects that are the favourite hobby-horse of the Liberty grabber Left.
 

Should Second Amendment Supporters Stand Behind Judge Kavanaugh?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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When Trump singled out Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his pick for the Supreme Court on Monday, the president chose someone with a pretty straightforward and detailed record on gun control and the Second Amendment.
 

FL: NRA Group to Weigh In on Case Testing Change to Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' Law
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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The Florida Supreme Court Wednesday granted the National Rifle Association Freedom Action Foundation permission to weigh in on a closely watched case involving the retroactive application of a controversial change to Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law.

The case appeared to have caught the attention of the NRA nonprofit because it hinges on which party should shoulder the burden of proof in use-of-force cases, and whether a change in the law in 2017 could retroactively apply to older proceedings.

The NRA group will participate as a third party, filing a friend-of-the-court or amicus brief in support of neither party.
 

A Kavanaugh Supreme Court May Expand Gun Rights, Senators Say
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s views on gun rights may push the court to expand Second Amendment protections, say senators and activists on both sides of the debate.

A 2011 Kavanaugh opinion, arguing for striking down the District of Columbia’s assault-weapons ban, suggests that he would be a stronger gun-rights advocate than the justice President Donald Trump has chosen him to replace, Anthony Kennedy.
 

KS: Kansans with firearms should secure permit
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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According to the state attorney general’s office, applicants “must complete an eight-hour weapons safety and training course and obtain a certificate of completion from a certified trainer,” as well as submitting an application with a photo, as well as being fingerprinted by the county sheriff.

All of these are eminently sensible requirements for someone who wants to take the responsibility of carrying a concealed weapon.
 

Government will allow Cody Wilson to print and distribute plans for 3D-printed gun
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Back in 2013, Cody Wilson designed a 3D-printed gun called “The Liberator.” After printing his own guns, he decided to share the plans on the internet through an organization called Defense Distributed. Because distributing plans to build guns is illegal, the State Department’s Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance ordered Wilson to immediately stop distribution of any and all plans.

Two years later, The Second Amendment Foundation, a nonprofit, filed a lawsuit on behalf of Defense Distributed. Earlier this week a settlement was reached, allowing Wilson to distribute his 3D-printed gun files online. The federal government will also have to pay a portion of his legal fees.
 

Controversial gun that looks like a smartphone enters full production in US
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Is that a cell phone in your hand, or a handgun? The improbable question might soon become difficult to answer, as a controversial smartphone-shaped pistol enters full production in the US.

The firearm is the brainchild of Minnesota-based firm Ideal Conceal, with the manufacturer currently looking to fill over 12,000 pre-orders from eager customers and dealers across the US, after a string of production delays pushed the gun’s planned release from its planned 2016 debut.
 

Gunning for Judge Kavanaugh
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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It’s not just the wrongly decided Roe V. Wade decision that liberals fear is in jeopardy with the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. They also fear their crusade against “semi-automatic” weapons may be exposed as the semantic, visual, and judicial fraud that it is:
 

WA: New Seattle Gun Law Leaves Homeowners Unprepared For A Break-In
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Seattle passed a law Monday requiring gun owners to store firearms unloaded and in a secured container.

CB119266 was passed unanimously by the Seattle City Council and makes it a civil infraction to keep firearms unlocked or loaded while not under control of the owner, imposing a fine of up to $500.

Violating the ordinance can result in even higher penalties, up to $1,000, if the firearm is accessible to a minor or an “at-risk” person. It can incur penalties of up to $10,000 if a minor, “at-risk” person or prohibited possessor obtains the firearm and uses it to harm oneself or another.
 

Kavanaugh’s record shows he’s ready to keep government power in check
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Kavanaugh’s respect for legislators’ prerogatives does not mean he is shy about checking them when they overstep their constitutional limits. In 2011 he dissented from a decision upholding the District of Columbia’s “haphazard” ban on an arbitrary subset of semi-automatic rifles, which he correctly recognized as a violation of the same Second Amendment right that protects possession of handguns.
 

DOJ & Second Amendment Foundation Reach Settlement In Defense Distributed Lawsuit
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Under terms of the settlement, the government has agreed to waive its prior restraint against the plaintiffs, allowing them to freely publish the 3-D files and other information at issue. The government has also agreed to pay a significant portion of the plaintiffs’ attorney’s fees, and to return $10,000 in State Department registration dues paid by Defense Distributed as a result of the prior restraint.

Significantly, the government expressly acknowledges that non-automatic firearms up to .50-caliber – including modern semi-auto sporting rifles such as the popular AR-15 and similar firearms – are not inherently military.
 

CA: Calif. Attorney General Xavier Becerra, DOJ Withdraw Latest “Assault Weapon” Proposed Regulation After Strong Opposition from Gun Group
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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The California Department of Justice has withdrawn its latest proposed “assault weapon” regulation after facing opposition and litigation from many gun rights groups, including Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC), Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF), Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), The Calguns Foundation (CGF), and California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees (CAL-FFL).
 

MI: Prosecutor: Woman who stabbed man 16 times during home invasion acted in self defense
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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A Lansing woman who stabbed an armed intruder to death in her home last spring acted in self-defense and will not be criminally charged, prosecutors say.

The woman called police at about 2 a.m. April 27 to report that a man had broken into her home in the 400 block of South Jones Street and was fighting with her husband.
 

CA: Guns used for self-defense
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Re: George Pohoski's letter June 28, "Guns don't save lives":

It says that Brian Edwards' letter June 15, "Guns save lives," makes a lot of unsubstantiated claims. Here are a couple of facts from the Centers for Disease Control gun violence report of 2013.

It estimates guns are used 500,000 to 3 million times a year for self-defense. Guns are used for self-defense often and effectively.
 

WI: Law of Self Defense: Milwaukee Restaurant Attack
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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The scene is in a cooking area of the restaurant where two women are working, one closer to the camera than the other. A large black male enters the frame just below the camera, stepping behind the counter. He throws a vicious punch into the face of the closer woman, who reels back in stunned pain.

The male continues to advance on the second woman. She, however, guides the punched victim behind her with her left hand and presents a handgun at the face of the attacker with her right hand. The male stops his advance but certainly takes his time departing the scene, apparently speaking at the armed woman the entire time.
 

IL: State’s attorney: Three of Peoria’s 14 homicides classified as justified
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Three of Peoria’s 14 homicides this year have been deemed justifiable by the Peoria County’s top prosecutor.

One of those three was the police shooting of Daniel O. El., 32, who was fatally shot after he fled from a traffic stop and then shot a police officer. The other two are incidents where State’s Attorney Jerry Brady said he determined that deadly force was used in self-defense.
 

NRA Celebrates Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination by Donald Trump
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Just minutes after President Donald Trump announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee for the Supreme Court, the executive director of the National Rifle Association, Chris Cox, shared the thoughts of the powerful gun lobby.

“President Trump has made another outstanding choice in nominating Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court,” said Cox. “He has an impressive record that demonstrates his strong support for the Second Amendment.

“On behalf of our six million members, the NRA strongly supports Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court,” Cox added.

 

Trump Judge Pick Confirmed for Left-Leaning 9th Circuit Court
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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In 2008, when the Supreme Court pondered the landmark D.C. v. Heller case, deciding whether the Second Amendment gives Americans the right to keep guns at home for self-defense, then-New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo issued a legal brief that asked the court to “reaffirm” that the Second Amendment doesn’t apply to state laws. That would mean states could theoretically ban guns altogether, though most state constitutions, according to the National Rifle Association, include right-to-bear-arms clauses or at least self-defense clauses. The exceptions are New York, California, Minnesota, and Maryland.

Bennett signed on the brief and was questioned about it by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) during his Nomination Hearing on April 11.
 

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You are bound to meet misfortune if you are unarmed because, among other reasons, people despise you....There is simply no comparison between a man who is armed and one who is not. It is unreasonable to expect that an armed man should obey one who is unarmed, or that an unarmed man should remain safe and secure when his servants are armed. In the latter case, there will be suspicion on the one hand and contempt on the other, making cooperation impossible. — Niccolo Machiavelli in "The Prince."

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