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CCRKBA Blasts Daley’s 'New Low,' for Blaming Fort Hood Massacre on Guns
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Anti-gun Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has reached a new low in his attempt to blame the Fort Hood massacre on firearms, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today."

"'Mayor Daley is deplorably capitalizing on the outrage at Fort Hood to push his gun prohibition agenda,' said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. 'This is the height of moral bankruptcy from a man whose administration was sued Wednesday morning by the Chicago inspector general over apparent interference with an investigation into possible wrongdoing by current and former city employees.'" ...
 

And Fill the Coin Box in the Process
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"As a result, he expects his annual budget could grow to $6 million this year, considerably more than the $3.6 million that SAF, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, took in last year..."
"What's your point, Rick Anderson?"

"It costs money to run an organization, employ people, fund lawsuits..."

"Do you get paid for what you do? How about your paper--do they make money?"

"Besides, it's not like Alan Gottlieb gets astroturf foundation grants, like groups who side with you anti-gun Seattle latte-sippers rely on. If gun owners don't like him, they won't support him. It's that simple." ...
 

Is NBC Chicago Deceptive or Incompetent in Their 'Assault Weapon' Hit Piece?
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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"Pointing out ignorance and manipulation in this story is easy--it's not a question of where to start--it's a question of when to stop."
 

Home Depot permits lawfully carried firearms in its stores
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Yesterday's article about Dick's Sporting Goods sparked a few questions from readers about my habit of carrying a firearm in Home Depot (mentioned at the end of the article)."

"Home Depot prohibits its employees from carrying firearms in the workplace, but it does not have a similar policy in place with respect to customers. Home Depot's policy is to follow state law, which in this case means that it will permit, in Georgia, openly carried or concealed handguns by patrons." ...
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Submitter's Note: I can attest to this from personal experience. Our local (Twin Cities, MN) store's employees are so used to me being armed they ask if something is wrong when I'm not carrying.
 

Armed and Female
Submitted by: Rick Schwartz
Website: http://hubpages.com/hub/Need-business-capital-but-have-poor-credit-No-problem

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"A recent article in the Telegraph discusses the rise of 'ladies-only gun camps.' Why ladies-only? The article doesn't say, but I know that similar training efforts have been sex-segregated because some women feel a bit intimidated by the inevitable 'let me show you how it's done, little lady' behavior that some guys exhibit — as if there's something intrinsically masculine about shooting a gun."

"Of course, there isn't. Nor should this be a surprise. The tragedy at Fort Hood was ended by a female police officer. What might have been an even bigger massacre in Colorado Springs two years ago was stopped because an armed woman named Jeanne Assam stopped a mass murderer with a rifle and 1,000 rounds of ammunition in the lobby of a church." ...
 

Violence Policy Center worries that Supreme Court will heed the Constitution
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Much has been written ... about the impending McDonald v. City of Chicago case to be heard by the Supreme Court ... In this case, the [SAF] and [ISRA] are challenging Chicago's handgun ban (the NRA also eventually became involved)."

"Probably the biggest issue that will be decided here is whether or not the Second Amendment is to be incorporated by the Fourteenth Amendment, and thus apply to state and local governments, as well as to the feds. If SCOTUS does decide in favor of incorporation (which seems to be the expected outcome), then Chicago's outright ban of handguns will be history--although Heller illustrates to us that just about every conceivable lesser restriction will still be on the table." ...
 

Dick's Sporting Goods permits carry in Georgia stores
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Dick's Sporting Goods informed GeorgiaCarry.Org that it permits lawfully carried handguns in its stores in Georgia, so long as the person carrying the handgun is abiding by state law."

"This issue arose when the President of GeorgiaCarry.Org, more precisely, me, was kicked out of the Fayetteville, Georgia store because of a lawfully carried H&K USP 45 pistol." ...

"I was prepared to write a very different sort of article, but as it turned out, I was quite glad to write an article in which I was wrong. Dick's does want my money."
 

Time to Put An End to Army Bases as Gun-Free Zones
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Shouldn't an army base be the last place where a terrorist should be able to shoot at people uninterrupted for 10 minutes? After all, an army base is filled with soldiers who carry guns, right? Unfortunately, that is not the case. Beginning in March 1993, under the Clinton administration, the army forbids military personnel from carrying their own personal firearms and mandates that 'a credible and specific threat against [Department of the Army] personnel [exist] in that region' before military personnel 'may be authorized to carry firearms for personal protection.' Indeed, most military bases have relatively few military police as they are in heavy demand to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan." ...
 

Political correctness at any cost, and in spite of tragedy?
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"In the days following one of the deadliest incidents on United States soil, when United States Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan killed 13 people (12 soldiers and one civilian) and wounded 29 others during a shooting spree at U.S. Army base in Fort Hood, Texas on November 5, 2009, several sources disclosed that the Army and the Central Intelligence Agency were aware of questionable or suspicious conduct on the part of Major Hasan, yet failed to take precautionary measures."

"'There are very, very strong warning signs here that Dr. Hasan had become an Islamist extremist and, therefore, that this was a terrorist act,' Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) said." ...
 

Lt..Col Peters video on Fort Hood Shooting (video)
Submitted by: Thomas Price
Website: http://ecotrustenergy.com/debprice

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Submitter's Note: O'Reilly interview with Lt. Col. Peters on Fort Hood shooting. Calls an Ace an Ace.
 

Fort Hood aftermath: Daley blames guns, WA Times blames Clinton
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has given new ammunition to gun rights advocates with his astonishing suggestion that the Fort Hood massacre was made possible because 'America loves guns.'"

"Daley had been touring a school project on Monday of this week that expands the city's Arabic language program when reporters asked whether the thought the Fort Hood incident would spark a backlash against Muslims. His reaction, captured on video, has been raising eyebrows since it flashed across the Internet, and it reaffirms what Mark Twain once observed: 'It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.'" ...
 

UK: SAS makes deadly debut with new sniper rifle
Submitted by: Larry

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"IT can stop a car in its tracks, penetrate armour and kill at three-quarters of a mile, and has emerged as one of the SAS's most versatile and deadly weapons in the Afghan war."

"The new British-made L115A .338 calibre sniper rifle is believed to have been used by special forces to make several 'kills' during operations against the Taliban and al-Qaeda forces." ...

"It is a bolt-action rather than a semi-automatic weapon. It has a magazine holding five rounds and is fitted with a telescopic sight. The gun fires a .338 lapua magnum bullet which can either be armour-piercing or incendiary, depending on the type of target." ...
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Hat tip to www.antiwar.com
 

Time to re-examine rights of Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Trying to understand the tragedy at Fort Hood doesn't require too much analysis. An angry, frustrated, depressed man who cannot stand his circumstances or face his future decides not only to end his own life but to avenge himself on the group he holds responsible. His next stop is the neighborhood gun store where he quickly purchases semi-automatic weapons and ammunition that will allow him to fire more than 100 rounds in a few minutes. The tragedy follows." ...

"Stephen R. Dunlop, M.D.

President, Hoosiers Concerned About Gun Violence"
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Submitter's Note: If Stephen were actually "concerned about gun violence" and not just anti-gun, he would realize that every mass shooting in the last decade, every mass shooting, has taken place in a victim disarmament zone.
 

Handgun Crowd Returns Fire Post Fort Hood -- No Surprise Here
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"A radio talk-show host once confided: 'If you want to light up the phones, just talk about abortion or gun control.'"

"It works for blogging, too. My piece here earlier this week, saying that the key issue, handgun control, has been largely neglected in cable's satuation coverage of the Fort Hood murders, brought out the gun-nut crowd, big time." ...

"Little has changed with the handgun groupies.. Certainly not their point of view (summary: 'The Second Amendment is the revealed word of God'), no matter how many lone-gunman shooting sprees we have." ...
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Submitter's Note: The DC weasel then proceeds to set up a bunch of straw men to knock down, but never answers the key question: Why do these shootings always happen in victim disarmament zones?
 

Barack & Load
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"From his office in the James Madison Building at tree-shrouded Liberty Park, a citadel of gunfire and tax exemption in Bellevue, the Second Amendment Foundation’s Alan Gottlieb surveys an America under siege, not by the 90 million gun owners who possess 300 million firearms, but by the laws against them. At 62, armed and affable, he has spent 37 years battling gun haters, as he calls his opposition, growing his once-tiny Second Amendment Foundation into a 650,000-member crusade and transforming himself, an ex-con, into a multi-millionaire, often by demonizing gun-controlling liberals and cashing in on the backlash." ...
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Submitter's Note: As opposed to 'selfless' anti-gunners suckling at the Joyce Foundation teat?
 

"Misery found in a gun"
Submitted by: James A. Farmer

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"The shooting at Fort Hood, Texas was a tremendously terrible tragedy. Families lost their loved ones who had been, albeit sometimes reluctantly, given their blessings to serve in the military. I myself was stationed at Fort Hood while serving in the U.S. Army, back in the '70s. ... One day, out at the rifle range, a soldier abruptly got tackled and was carted away by the military police for turning his M-16 away from the targets and toward us instead. ..."

"I've wished to increase public awareness about the statue of the man with a gun atop Carter Memorial Fountain in the Ashland plaza. My hope is to inspire those with the wherewithal to get that statue replaced. There is only misery to be found at the opposite end of a gun ..." ...
 

Headline Roundup: Troubled American Psychiatrist Allegedly Turns Gun on Warmongers at Ft. Hood (satire)
Submitted by: Paul

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"INEVITABLY, ANOTHER SOLDIER SNAPS"

"Distraught pacifist conscientious objector tormented by horrors of war, as far as you know"

"Newsroom experts: stress, violence, stupidity, tragedy a way of life for GIs"

"Former M*A*S*H stars say it’s finally time to disarm the military"

"Hollywood insiders: Sean Penn early favorite for lead in planned Oliver Stone biopic" ...
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Submitters note: OK everyone, enjoy the satire. The headlines are not real but...
 

IL: Chicago Mayor Daley Blames Fort Hood On America’s Love Of Guns! (but this is *not* satire)
Submitted by: Larry

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"On Monday, Chicago Mayor Daley blamed the Ft. Hood Jihad Massacre on America’s love of guns!"
"'Unfortunately, America loves Guns. We love guns to a point where that uh we see devastation on a daily basis. You don’t blame a group.'"
"The Mayor is using a straw-man argument that conveniently provides him with an opportunity to politicize the terrorist attack as part and parcel with America’s love of guns."

"Mayor Daley, and other politicians, like to blame gun violence on the guns themselves because that is so much easier than admitting any inconvenient (politically incorrect) truths which might be revealed if they were to place blame where it belongs." ...
 

OR: Redmond, OR woman shoots violent home invader in self defense
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"A Redmond, Oregon woman used her handgun to defend herself and her children against a home invader, when the police didn't arrive in time."

"Police say that the woman was at home with her two children, ages 8 and 12, when a violent man she knew came to her home and tried to break in. The woman called 911, and hid her children in the bathroom. She then grabbed her handgun, and before police could arrive the man broke a kitchen window, entered the woman's home, and advanced on her while brandishing an "improvised weapon." The woman fired her handgun in self defense, striking the violent home invader and ending the attack. Police arrived to find the intruder dead. The woman and her children were unharmed." ...
 

Pre-position your assets
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"The shooting at Ft. Hood in Texas underscores again the problem with a disarmed populace: The base is a gun free zone. A condition created for a killing field. There is no way of predicting when or where someone will appear with a gun and begin killing. I have previously written about the futility of trying to stop someone the first time they become criminal. In the last week we had a shooting in Florida, Texas and Oregon. It is clear that life and death are decided in seconds, or at most minutes. Police are almost useless because the damage is done by the time they arrive. They can arrest or kill the shooter, then count the bodies."

"I propose that we pre-position our assets. Let's make sure that there are armed citizens everywhere ..." ...
 

Do we need guns in National Parks?
Submitted by: Daniel White
Website: http://www.OhioCCW.org

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"Artist and blogger Todd Wilkinson is unhappy about the upcoming rules change which will permit law abiding citizens to carry defensive firearms in National Parks beginning in February ..." ...
 

Obama to attack guns as public-health threat?
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Second Amendment advocates are expressing alarm that the most significant attack on gun rights across the United States in years soon could come in the form of a workplace 'safety' regulation under President Obama's nominee to run the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration."

"Obama has nominated David Michaels, a George Washington University professor and the chief of the Project on Scientific Knowledge and Public Policy, which reportedly partially is funded by George Soros."

"'The controversial OSHA nominee and left-leaning public health advocate also seems to have strong views on firearms,' wrote Walter Olson at Overlawyered.com." ...
 

Looters at our gates are our own elected representatives
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"At some point every great civilization has to confront the phrase, 'The barbarians are at the gate.' This is one of those times."

"In keeping with my own sense of literary parallels, I suppose 'looters' would be a better term ..."

"Last weekend, when the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bloated and draconian health care reform bill, the looters pounded loudly on the gate ..." ...

"An argument can be made that every human activity somehow affects either the health of the individual engaged in it or someone around that individual. For instance, if you think the Centers for Disease Control are doing studies on firearm ownership for some purpose that is benevolent to the Second Amendment ... that's not the way the smart money is betting." ...
 

Gun Owners Came Heartbreakingly Close to Killing ObamaCare in the House
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"It would have been nice if we were celebrating victory on ObamaCare today — and could turn our attention to other issues."

"This was not to be, however, thanks to House Democrats who campaigned as 'moderates,' but in the end, danced at the end of Nancy Pelosi's strings."

"Saturday, the House passed ObamaCare by a 220-215 vote. The bill now goes to the Senate, where South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham — hardly a staunch conservative — has pronounced it 'dead on arrival.'"

"We remain convinced that we can and will kill ObamaCare, but only if the grassroots keep the pressure on."

"ACTION: Write your Representative. Thank him — or reprimand him — for his vote on ObamaCare." ...
 

Buckeye Firearms Assoc. volunteer discusses concerns of gun control loophole in health care bill with Congressman Zach Space
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Editor's Note: Just hours before he cast a vote in favor of nationalized health care, Congressman Zach Space had a meeting with constituents regarding his pending vote. Buckeye Firearms Association volunteer Jason Mihalick attended the meeting, and brought up the concerns about the health care bill opening the backdoor to gun control. Following is his summary of the meeting:" ...
 

OH: Representatives Bubp and Martin Provide Testimony on Restaurant Carry Bill
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Buckeye Firearms Association leader Linda Walker was in attendance ... as State Representatives Danny R. Bubp ... and Jarrod B. Martin ... gave sponsor testimony in support of House Bill 203 ... The bill would allow Ohioans who possess a concealed carry permit to go into restaurants with a liquor license, so long as the person carrying the weapon is not consuming alcohol." ...

"'Ohio is one of only eight states that prohibit individuals with a concealed carry license from carrying in a restaurant where liquor is served,' Bubp said. 'A licensed individual can have a cheeseburger and fries at McDonald's while legally carrying a firearm, but if he has a cheeseburger and fries at the Applebee's across the street, he is committing a felony.'" ...
 

Contra Costa Collectible Firearms Closed by CA DOJ
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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"I called their number. I let the phone ring several times. Eventually, a message played, a female voice confirming the closure and seizure of firearms as evidence, and that they are non-returnable until the case is closed."
 

PA: DA says Pittsburgh airport gun ban not enforceable
Submitted by: Mike Stollenwerk
Website: http://www.openCarry.org

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"Alaska resident Dave Ross' flight into Pittsburgh Airport for a short visit to the Keystone State last July was uneventful - until, that is, he was arrested for retrieving his sidearm from checked baggage and holstering up on the way out of the airport." ...
 

NJ: Cop pleads not guilty in alleged beating
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"A Passaic police officer indicted in September on counts of aggravated assault and official misconduct in connection with a confrontation with a city resident was arraigned in state court in Paterson Monday."

"Police Officer Joseph Rios III pleaded not guilty ... Rios has been free since the charges were brought against him by a Passaic County grand jury in Paterson Sept. 29."

"The incident was captured May 29 on video and shows Rios throwing 49-year-old Ronnie Holloway against the hood of his cruiser before flinging him to the ground and delivering several blows while Holloway is on his back. The video triggered outcries against excessive force by police officers and prompted calls for Rios' prosecution." ...
 

VA: VCDL Protests Portsmouth VA Mayors Membership in the Anti Gun Group Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Yesterday 24 VCDL members showed up at the Portsmouth City Hall to support VCDL urging the Mayor to drop his membership in the disgraceful Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) – a front for generic gun control run by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg."

"The first problem we had was a requirement that you sign in and show photo ID. Board member John Fenter is working to get that fixed. Under the Freedom of Information Act they cannot turn someone away from a public meeting because they didn't bring any ID."

"John and I went up to the City Hall chambers to work that issue, only to be told by a police officer that guns were not allowed in City Hall chambers!"

"WHAT?!?!?!! My reaction was to break into laughter and to tell John that this would be one heluva law suit. ..." ...
 

IL: Chicago gun bans still working swimmingly
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Chicago, as part of Cook County, bans so-called 'assault weapons' (and the Cook County definition of 'assault weapon' is extremely expansive), and yet 'assault weapons' are becoming more prevalent." ...

"I especially like BATFE spokesthug Andrew Traver, describing AKs as being 'heavy caliber, military type weapons,' as if the 7.62x39mm round isn't somewhat marginal for deer. Keeping with the 'let's conflate fully-automatic firearms with so-called 'assault weapons' strategy,' he says that it will empty the entire magazine in about 3 seconds ..."

"He also gives us the obligatory 'the problem with a weapon like this is that it will defeat virtually all body armor'--as if any centerfire rifle caliber would not do the same." ...
 

NY: Lawsuit Derails Nassau NY Handgun Ban
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"The Nassau County local law banning the possession of handguns mislabeled 'deceptively colored' remains on hold indefinitely pending the outcome of a legal challenge by gun-rights activists."

"In June 2008, Nassau passed Local Law #5, criminalizing the possession and sale of 'deceptively colored handguns' as a supposed danger to law enforcement. The law originally banned all handguns except for those that are 'black, grey, silver, steel, nickel or army green.' It does not grandfather currently owned guns and mandates that gun owners surrender all banned guns for destruction without any compensation, and with no opportunity to sell them outside the county." ...
 

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