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Same Fear, Different States- Constitutional Carry and Letting Our Neighbors Go Armed
Submitted by: Robert Morse
Website: http://slowfacts.wordpress.com

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It is more dangerous when honest men and women face criminals barehanded, and safer when the good guys are armed. It is easy to calculate the additional lives we’d save each year if a state allows honest people to carry guns in public. I can explain it in a minute.

The real mystery is why we’re still talking about fantasy problems while violent criminals are killing our neighbors. We’re acting as if our bad dreams are more real than the bodies with chalk marks around them.

Back in the real world, disarming our neighbors costs lives.
 

MI: Prosecutor won’t file charges in Battle Creek nightclub shooting, saying ‘self-defense cannot be disproven’
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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A security guard at Cricket Club, 36 W. Michigan Ave. in Battle Creek, fatally shot Xavier West, 29, just after midnight on Thanksgiving, Nov. 25.

A criminal conviction is unlikely in the case under Michigan’s self-defense laws, Calhoun County Prosecutor David Gilbert said in his opinion denying charges.

“Based on the information and evidence currently available, self-defense cannot be disproven beyond a reasonable doubt and a criminal conviction is unlikely under our self-defense laws,” the opinion said.
 

KS: Wichita teen’s death has spotlight on ‘stand your ground’ law
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Kansas lawmakers were thinking of homeowners facing down burglars and people attacked on the street when they wrote a “stand your ground” law more than a decade ago allowing the use of deadly force in self-defense. They didn’t envision it applying to police officers, jail guards, or government employees.

Now even some Republicans in the GOP-controlled Legislature who support the idea behind the law want to revisit it. The reason: A prosecutor said this week that it prevented him from criminally charging employees of a juvenile intake center in Wichita in the death of a Black teenager who’d been restrained on the ground on his stomach, shackled, and handcuffed for more than 30 minutes.
 

The Right to Defy Criminal Demands: The Duties to Retreat and to Comply with Negative Demands
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Likewise if Craig tells Danielle, "don't dance with your new lover in front of me at this bar." That is "a demand that [s]he abstain from any action which [s]he has no duty to take." By refusing to "comply[] with [that] demand," Danielle again loses her right to use deadly force should Craig attack her. And the statutory formulation of the duty to comply could in principle extend to serious demands indeed: "Don't have sex with my ex-lover or I'll kill you"; "don't set up your business competing with me, or I'll kill you"; "don't set up an abortion clinic, or I'll kill you."
 

WI: 'A 14th Amendment issue': WI representative wants to lower age for concealed carry
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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With a Democratic governor in office who is expected to veto the bill, Sortwell says this is a matter of upholding the Constitution and that he hopes the 14th Amendment is important to the state’s leader.

“Once again, this is not about the Second Amendment. It’s pretty clear. We even had an appellate court case recently that said this is a violation of the federal constitution to have these kinds of arbitrary restrictions in place for adults,” he said. “This is a constitutional issue under the 14th Amendment saying that every adult has the inherent right of self-defense.”
 

An opinion from a California judge shows federal courts have no respect for gun rights
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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In one opinion published last week, 9th Circuit Judge Lawrence VanDyke said Ventura County, California, violated the Second Amendment when it shut down gun stores early in the COVID-19 pandemic. In another opinion the same day, VanDyke said the county’s policy was perfectly consistent with the constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

That second, tongue-in-cheek opinion was meant to illustrate the disrespect that the 9th Circuit and other federal appeals courts have shown for the Second Amendment since 2008, when the Supreme Court explicitly recognized that the provision guarantees an individual right to armed self-defense.
 

The Smith & Wesson SD VE Line
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Smith & Wesson introduced its polymer-framed, semi-automatic SD VE pistols in the summer of 2012. The striker-fired guns were a big success and continue to be a popular choice among enthusiasts. Chambered in either 9 mm NATO or .40 S&W, they are a budget friendly option that manages to retain the company’s famed reliability and performance, yet provide an ideal solution for home and self-defense.

The pistols have a distinctive, two-tone finish. The slide is stainless steel with serrations up front and at the rear for solid grip, even when wearing gloves or with sweaty palms. Aggressive texturing on the front of the pistol’s grip and backstrap, along with a finger locator, maintain control and improve controllability.
 

NSSF Retailer Surveys Indicate 5.4 Million First-Time Gun Buyers in 2021
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the firearm industry trade association, revealed that at least 5.4 million people purchased a firearm for the first time in 2021. This means nearly 30 percent of all firearm purchases last year went to new gun owners, based on NSSF’s retailer surveys and adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) background checks.

That figure is a 10 percent decrease from the 40 percent of first-time gun buyers revealed in similar surveys in 2020. More than 21 million background checks were conducted for the sale of a firearm then, with over 8.4 million of those estimated to be for those buying a firearm for the first time.
 

Kyle Rittenhouse hints at legal action in Candace Owens interview: 'There's going to be some accountability'
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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"I deserve an education. I'm able to get that education and hopefully pursue a career in law," Rittenhouse told Owens in Tuesday's episode of Candace.

Rittenhouse has acknowledged in the past that President Joe Biden incorrectly labeled him as a white supremacist during his presidential campaign.

"There's going to be some accountability, Candace," Rittenhouse assured.
 

Where are all the 5.7x28mm Ammo?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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I’ve been a Ruger fanboy for God knows how long. As a revolver guy, I’ve had a long love affair with their Redhawk, Super Redhawk, and SP101, and I used to own a blued GP100. In SHOT Show 2020, I was excited when Ruger announced a new pistol chambered for the rather unpopular but still kind of well-known 5.7x28mm ammo — thanks to its popularity in the military, and its notoriety among Fudds, leftist politicians, and the mainstream media as a cop killer.
 

MI: Gun safety is about more than handling a weapon, according to a Bay City-based firearms instructor
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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When he’s not working his day job as a Physical Therapy Assistant for the Bay-Arenac ISD, helping kids with special needs, Dave Coppler spends weekends teaching people about safe gun handling.

Coppler is a USCCA (United States Concealed Carry Association) Certified Firearms Instructor, who started Defensive Concepts Michigan in July. He works with people of all ages to make sure everyone who handles a weapon has the education to do so with confidence.

There are a lot of misconceptions about firearms handling that Coppler works to correct in his weekend classes. His certification course features five hours of classroom instruction that includes a full hour with a Michigan attorney talking about gun law.
 

ID: Militias not protected by Second Amendment
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Contrary to widespread beliefs about the right to keep and bear arms, unauthorized paramilitary organizations, also known as militias, are unlawful in every state.

These groups, often dressed in military uniforms and armed with semi-automatic rifles, are not protected by the Second Amendment or its interpretation by the U.S. Supreme Court, according to Mary McCord, a visiting law professor at Georgetown University and executive director of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection.
 

CA: San Jose votes to be first U.S. city to mandate gun liability insurance
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Gun owners in San Jose, California, would be required to carry insurance coverage for their weapons and pay an annual "harm reduction" fee under a newly approved city ordinance believed to be the first of its kind in the United States.

The measure, backed on an 8-3 vote on Tuesday night by the City Council for the state's third most populous municipality, brought an immediate court challenge from national gun rights advocates.

The bill is subject to a final "reading" by the council next month, a step considered largely perfunctory, before it becomes law. Once passed, it would take effect in August.
 

MS: Woman shoots, kills man in self-defense after he breaks into house, sheriff’s office says
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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A man is dead after a woman shot and killed him in self-defense around 8:30 p.m. Monday night, according to the Tate County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office told FOX13 that 63-year-old William Hoskins began shooting outside of a house on Oak Valley Drive near Coldwater, MS, broke into the house with three people inside and continued shooting.

A woman inside who knew Hoskins grabbed a gun and shot him after he broke in, killing Hoskins, the sheriff’s office said.
 

NSSF Surveys Indicates 5.4 Million New Gun Buyers in 2021
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the firearm industry trade association, revealed that at least 5.4 million people purchased a firearm for the first time in 2021. Nearly 30 percent of all firearm purchases last year went to new gun owners, based on NSSF’s retailer surveys and adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) background checks.
 

FL: Urge FL Senate President Simpson To Act Now On Constitutional Carry
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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We’re tired of waiting. We’re tired of hearing empty promises and accepting compromises by politicians. We’re tired of donor money from the likes of Al Hoffman and Mike Fernandez, who benefit from gated communities and private security, standing in the way of the Constitution.

We’re tired of seeing constitutional and open carry bills dying in committee not by anti-gun Democrats’ actions, but by allegedly pro-constitution Republican inactions. In short, we’re tired of seeing the right to keep and bear arms in Florida relegated to a mere licensed privilege. It’s time to move on.
 

CA: Court rebukes viral closing of gun stores
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Of the state’s many questionable and illogical COVID-19-based closures of private businesses, the one affecting gun stores was the most dubious. That’s not because gun stores are inherently more important than other types of businesses, but because California’s firearms-averse officials used the pandemic as an excuse to temporarily restrict a constitutionally protected right.

Fortunately, a three-judge panel of the federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last week rebuked — in refreshingly stark terms — the decision by Ventura County to close gun stores, ammunition shops and firing ranges for 48 hours [48 days -Ed]. The court criticized Ventura County for imposing this rule while it allowed bicycle shops to remain open.
 

Deep State Takes Direct Aim At What It Calls America’s “Gun Culture”
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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But, the use of the specific phrase ‘Gun Culture,’ is a political fiction, a wholly made-up terminology, no less so than is the expression ‘Assault Weapon.’ Both are manufactured phrases that Neo-Marxists and Neoliberal Globalist propagandists concocted to use and exploit against the American people in order to hobble, demoralize, and disrupt American society and America’s noble institutions.

Their goal is not abstruse.

They seek no less than the evisceration of the Second Amendment and the eradication of a free Constitutional Republic.
 

OH: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine made written policy 'promises' to the gun lobby. Will he keep them?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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During the gubernatorial campaign in the 2018 Republican primary, Buckeye Firearms Association, a gun rights advocacy group, issued a questionnaire to candidates asking their views on various policy items.

DeWine told BFA verbally and in writing in the questionnaire that he would sign a a bill repealing the legal duty to try to retreat before responding to an attack with deadly force, according to remarks from Buckeye Firearms lobbyist Rob Sexton and confirmed by the governor’s spokesman. DeWine also indicated he'd support a permitless carry bill.
 

OH: Motorist Shot Dead in Another Road Rage Incident
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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911 dispatchers also received a call from the man who shot the other driver, who the police identified as Eric Duke. According to the man who called 911, he tried to get away from the Duke, who he said was driving recklessly. Then Duke stopped in front of him in the fast lane and reversed into him. Duke then got out of his car, tried to open the man’s car door, and started pounding on his window.

According to the driver, that’s when he shot Duke in self-defense.
 

Carjacking: Defensive Tactics Against a Growing Threat
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Carjacking involves a criminal actor, or multiple criminal actors, taking a vehicle by force away from a person who is in, or just getting into or out of, the vehicle. Needless to say, most perpetrators are armed when committing this act and take the vehicle through intimidation with a weapon. A significant percentage of people who comply and hand over the keys end up getting killed anyway as carjacking tends to be the domain of a violent criminal element. How can you guard against this form of crime while on the road or while parking?
 

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