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Schumer threat to punish states relies on chronic and habitual lie
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "Yet by his own assertion, he is claiming awareness of 1.6 million violations of federal gun laws, where prohibited persons—presumably dangerous people—have attempted to purchase firearms, meaning they filled out a Form 4473 attesting, under penalty of perjury, that they are not prohibited." ...
 

Unscrambling ATF supervisor’s omelet shows troubling timeline
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The CBS report was based on a letter Sen. Chuck Grassley had written Attorney General Eric Holder. Concerning Voth’s reply to the nervous gun dealer, Grassley flat-out stated:"
"As we now know, those assurances proved to be untrue."
"Further corroboration for the untruth of Voth’s assurances can be gleaned from another key piece of information. ..." ...
 

Gun-Haters Misrepresenting Concealed Weapons Stats
Submitted by: Opposing Views
Website: http://www.opposingviews.com

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... "As can be imagined, the anti-gun media is predicting that letting citizens carry firearms will result in carnage in the streets, shootouts in bars, and angry parents settling scores on the ball field with their firearms."

"And to supposedly prove their point, they cite a bogus report of the Violence Policy Center (VPC) entitled 'Concealed Carry Killers.'" ...

"But according to an analysis found on PajamasMedia.com, less than half of the deaths which were attributed to concealed carry holders by the VPC were actually 'committed by a permit holder drawing and firing his or her concealed weapon.'" ...
 

It Is A Shame When Sad Pandas Have To Lie
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As might be expected, the Brady Campaign released a statement yesterday condemning the passage by the House of HR 822 - the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011. The statement is replete with plays to emotion, the parsing of language to create the wrong impression, and at least one outright lie."

"Let's look at the first part of the statement." ...
 

New York Times – One Strike and You’re Out for Gun Rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Michael Luo of The New York Times has published another article in his continuing series of articles examining the restoration of firearm rights to those convicted of disqualifying crimes."

"From the article:"
"Ken Hanson, legislative chairman of the Buckeye Firearms Coalition, argued that felons should be able to reclaim their gun rights just as they can other civil rights."

"'If it's a constitutional right, you treat it with equal dignity with other rights,' he said."
"I first spoke with Michael the second week of August. ... The NYT article was published this weekend, and I received several email notes about the article ..."

"Here is my problem with the current system: One strike and you are out." ...
 

Should I Buy a Gun?
Submitted by: Anonymous

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... "It is that unrest that has settled over me. I have never quite felt this way. That these liberal, indoctrinated morons who defecate in the streets of New York can actually spark a following that would spread to Kalamazoo, Kankakee, or Kearney. And since that happened, we have more idiots jumping on this, and suddenly you have 'Occupy (insert name of your subdivision).' Not mentioned, yet, is the potential for what could take place the night of and day after the next presidential election. Especially if Obama loses. Especially if he loses like Al Gore lost in 2000."

"No, these are unique times. Times when I consider something that I had not really thought of before. It might be time for me to arm myself." ...
 

Spike TV Wants Second Amendment Lovers - Now Casting
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"CASTING IMMEDIATELY!"

"NEW DOCUMENTARY-STYLE SERIES FROM MAJOR CABLE NETWORK TO CELEBRATE THE 2nd AMENDMENT"

"First season will highlight Fun Families that value second amendment rights."

"LOOKING FOR(does not have to be exact, these are just suggestions):" ...
 

More On The Polymer Magazines For The Ruger Scout Rifle (videos available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Following up on their announcement on Tuesday that they were releasing polymer magazines for the Scout Rifle, Ruger has released this interview with the designer of the magazines."

"While certainly the quality of the original Accuracy International magazines were not in question, they were not inexpensive. To put it in perspective, Ruger lists the MSRP for the steel 10-round mag as $70 while that for the polymer version is listed at $39.95. While neither is cheap, you can buy almost two of the polymer magazines for the price of the steel mag."

"In this interview, Ruger engineer Dave Kangus explains how and why he developed the polymer magazines for the Scout Rifle." ...
 

Gear Review: Dale Fricke Zacchaeus “Holster”
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As I’ve been shopping for a tuckable inside the waistband holster (does it ever end?), I came across a fascinating little minimalist holster by Dale Fricke Holsters named the Zacchaeus. More on the name later. The price was certainly right ($15), so I figured why not give it a try? The Zacchaeus is simply a kydex trigger guard attached to a length of string. The pistol is carried gangsta style inside the belt – or wherever you want – and the Kydex trigger guard keeps you from killing yourself inadvertently. The string is attached to the belt and with the draw stroke, it jerks the Zach from the gun leaving the 'holster' dangling from your belt." ...
 

Self-Defense Tip: Increase Readiness During Takeoff and Landing
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"It’s often said that piloting a commercial aircraft is 90 percent boredom and ten percent terror. Other than the odd downdraft or mechanical failure, most people assume the terror part has to do with take-offs and landings. True dat. But fear-of-flying folk take that to mean that take-offs and landings are really dangerous. Not so. Going up and coming down are only relatively dangerous. They’re the bit of the flight where the pilots can’t kick back, check the markets and concentrate on not passing gas. For an armed citizen, the parallel is clear: the most dangerous part of the day occurs when you’re entering or exiting a car or building. To wit this from TTAG commentator Robin Paul . . ." ...
 

Work Day Dragging? You Can Thank Us Later
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"We’re heading into the holidays fast now and that means the mind starts to wander while you’re at work. God knows how much productivity is lost each year to dealing with all the year-end craziness. In addition to the traditional Black Friday psychotic shopping exhibitions, we now have the glory that is Cyber Monday. That’s when all the people who didn’t want any part of the Thanksgiving weekend mall michagos get to work and check off their shopping lists courtesy of the boss’s T-1 line. So in that spirit, TTAG’s alway on the lookout for great time sinks and ways to make good use of the work Internet connection…" ...
 

The perfect Christmas gift -- firearms
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Looking for a stocking stuffer this year? You might think about an AK-47 or a Glock or an even more exotic expression of your civil rights. And if you live in the correct state and have taken the proper legal steps you don't have to worry even if you or the person you intend to present with a firearm gift have been convicted of a violent crime."

"You might be a little cautious, if the intended recipients of your generosity have spent some time under lock and key for manslaughter or armed robbery or other crimes where a gun comes in handy. They might get angry they didn't get the gun they really wanted and blow you away with the one they did. ..." ...
 

Anti Gunner Rep. Jim Moran’s Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Rant (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Cam Edwards plays back and rebuts comments on the floor of the House Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) during debate on H.R. 822, the National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act."
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Submitter's Note: Near the end, Cam makes the interesting point that Rep. Moran is a lot more worked up about carry reciprocity than he is about operation Fast and Furious.
 

Rep. Towns Voices Opposition to the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
Website: http://www.gunpoliticsny.com

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... “I am greatly perturbed by the negative ramifications that this bill will have on individual state’s abilities to protect their citizens from gun violence. For example, [several] states ... require gun safety training as a requirement to obtain a concealed carry permit. North Dakota requires certain permit applicants only to pass an open book exam to satisfy its requirement. My state, New York prohibits carrying by individuals younger than 21 years of age. H.R.822 eliminates the authority of states to select who may be eligible to carry a concealed loaded gun in public. Who can decide the best protective policies for each state besides the officials elected to represent it?" ...
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KABA Note: A black man supporting gun control laws is like a chicken rooting for Col. Sanders.
 

Nadler: GOP Gun Bill Solves None of Our Nation’s Problems, Increases Number of Guns in our Communities
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
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"Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the top Democrat on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, spoke in strong opposition to the GOP-sponsored H.R. 822, which some call the Packing Heat on Your Street Act, which would override state-level policies on gun control and concealed carry permits. Nadler had sought to offer two amendments to the bill, which would have limited concealed carry rights for suspected terrorists and sex offenders of children." ...
 

McCarthy Blasts House Leadership for Passing Concealed Handgun Bill
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
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"Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY4), one of Congress’s most vocal advocates for reducing gun violence, blasted House leadership and many of her colleagues after the passage of H.R. 822, the National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act."

"The bill forces states to recognize the concealed handgun permits issued by other states even if their safety standards are much lower. Rep. McCarthy said that it’s the wrong bill to pass when it would hurt public safety and does nothing to help the country’s top priority, jobs and the economy." ...
 

Brady Campaign Outraged Over National Right-to-Carry Gun Passage
Submitted by: Opposing Views
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"Just hours after Gabby Giffords spoke publicly for the first time and shared her painful but remarkable story of recovery from being shot in the head, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would force states to allow dangerous, violent and untrained gun owners from out-of-state to carry loaded, hidden guns in virtually every state." ...
 

GA: The 2nd Amendment in action
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A couple of alleged burglars should be counting themselves very fortunate. Recently, two men, ages 23 and 25, illegally entered a home in Fayette County. They were met by the homeowner, who was armed. The homeowner, showing great restraint, in my opinion, held the pair at gunpoint until sheriff’s deputies arrived to take them into custody. Another man, age 23, was also arrested as part of the scheme."

"Perhaps the trio imagined themselves in one of those 'blue states' where the Second Amendment is only a memory. Or maybe they just didn’t know that, in the state of Georgia, 400,000 citizens hold licenses to carry concealed weapons." ...
 

IN: Retired SBPD officer shoots suspect during attempted armed robbery (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Two suspects are in custody after they tried to rob a retired SBPD officer at gunpoint Wednesday night in South Bend. The retired officer shot at least one of them during the altercation." ...
 

TN: UPDATE: Victim Wounds Suspected Robber
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"Chattanooga Police are still investigating an attempted robbery and shooting that occurred Thursday morning at 4409 Drummond Drive. Calvin McGhee called police immediately after the shooting and said that two black males attempted to rob him as he was leaving for work. The two men pulled guns on McGhee. McGhee then pulled his own gun and fired at both suspects, hitting at least one of them." ...
 

WA: Judge Wulle carrying concealed weapon after alleged death threat
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A reported death threat has prompted a Clark County judge to exercise his second amendment rights."

"Following the alleged threat more than two weeks ago, Clark County Superior Court Judge John Wulle has started carrying a concealed .380-caliber Walther PPK most places he goes — except the courtroom. Wulle secures the gun in a locked box when he gets to work, though he still has the holster on his hip under his clothes during the day."

"The judge took the precaution on the recommendation of several deputies, he said. ..." [emphasis added] ...
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Submitter's Note: Huh, so armed self-defense does work!
 

ATF Death Watch 117: Smoking Guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "The email shows that Operation Fast and Furious was no secret amongst those who assisted with Uncle Sam's 'Guns for Goons' program. Which is no secret. No doubt 'operational awareness' extended all the way to the Attorney General’s office and the upper echelons of the White House. Who knew what when? Everyone involved knew guns were being smuggled as they were being smuggled. Next?"

"The email confirms an equally important aspect of Operation Fast and Furious: all of the people involved had no qualms about supplying American gun store guns to bad guys—despite the obvious 'blowback' risk to American citizens. Realized by the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry." ...
 

Obama Has a Knack for Ticking off America’s Friends
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Closer to home, crassly political ploys have angered the governments and people of our two geographical neighbors, Mexico and Canada."

"Only domestic politics can explain two of the Obama administration’s most controversial moves: exporting illegal guns to Mexico and balking at allowing an oil pipeline from Canada."

"The export of guns to Mexico was the whole point of the [ATF's] Operation Fast and Furious."

"Why ever would our government do such a thing? Conservative commentators have argued that the administration wanted to use evidence of deaths caused by guns illegally exported from the U.S. to spur demands for gun-control laws here."

"Democratic leaders have done that before. ..." ...
 

Grassley going for Eric Holder’s jugular
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Republican Senator Charles Grassley is closing in on Attorney General Eric Holder in earnest, dissecting his testimony last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee in a pair of commentaries published today and yesterday on his website, and they are damning." ...
 

Holder Urges Lawmakers to Support Efforts to Stop Gun Trafficking
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"Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Tuesday sought to move past the political furor over Operation Fast and Furious, the disputed Arizona gun trafficking investigation, to the wider problem of the flow of American firearms to Mexican drug cartels — and what he portrayed as roadblocks members of Congress have thrown up to stemming that flow." ...
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KABA Note: So gunnies are 'paranoid' to think that F&F might have been about ginning up support for more gun laws are we?
 

Rep. Walsh stands with Illinois gun owners
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-8) voted in favor of the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act (H.R. 822) that passed in the House of Representatives today. Rep. Walsh has been a vocal advocate for the right to carry a concealed weapon in Illinois – the only state to not permit law-abiding gun owners to carry a firearm." ...
 

Why we need the National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "I have never understood why it was ok to discriminate against a licensed owner of a firearm if he travels out of his home state to one such as New York or California which refuses to recognize concealed carry permits issued by sister states. Forty-four states have a provision in their state constitutions similar to the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Firearm owners are subject to the firearm laws of the state they are in, and not exclusively their state of residence. Reciprocity between states exists in certain situations. But some states will not recognize lawfully issued permits from sister states." ...
 

House OKs Bill Making Concealed Weapons Permits Valid Across State Lines
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The U.S. House of Representatives approved a provocative bill on Wednesday evening that would require all states to honor the concealed weapons permits of other states, a far-reaching move by Republicans who justify the legislation by insisiting state law should not interfere with Americans' Second Amendment rights."

"The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011, the first pro-gun measure to pass in Congress this year, passed in a 272-154 vote that included the support of 43 Democrats. ..." ...
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Submitter's Note: So if almost a quarter of the House Dems supported the bill, why is it "a far-reaching move by Republicans"?
 

Wyoming U.S. Rep. Lummis supports national concealed carry law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Rep. Cynthia Lummis is applauding a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a law that would require states that allow concealed carry of handguns to recognize carry permits issued in other states." ...
 

Politico Misstates Concealed Carry Law Claims it Violates State's Laws
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "All this law does is standardize the lawful status of interstate gun carriers so that law-abiding citizens are not confused by and in fear of violating the many different state statutes concerning their firearms when traveling."

"But that isn't what Politco said on Nov. 15 in its overwrought and badly fact-checked piece. Not only is Politico spectacularly wrong, but it leads with a false reading of what the bill does. (My bold for emphasis)"
"If congressional gun-rights stalwarts get their way, a firearms owner with a concealed-weapons permit issued in Utah could be allowed to carry that gun in New York — regardless of the gun laws in the Empire State." ...
 

Concealed Carry Reciprocity Should Be Encouraged
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As of November 2011 only one state does not allow some form of concealed carry for legally owned and licensed firearms. That state, Illinois, is considering joining the rest of the states in re-establishing a citizen's right to be armed. In the meantime, those with concealed permits in other states should be allowed to carry their weapons in Illinois."

"This is not a states' rights issue as so many seem to think."

"The founders of the United States and the drafters of the U.S. Constitution made it clear that any action not expressly granted or denied by the Constitution was reserved for determination by the individual state. This takes all gun laws off the table. ..." ...
 

Senate Now Should Pass Concealed Carry Bill (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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NYSRPA Congratulates House of Representatives on Passage of H.R. 822
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
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"In a move that will eliminate the confusing patchwork of state laws regarding the concealed carry of firearms, the House of Representatives today passed H.R. 822 – the 'National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011.' In brief, H.R. 822 allows anyone with a valid state-issued concealed firearm license to carry a concealed firearm in any state that issues such licenses, or that does not prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms for lawful purposes. Thus, in the same way that each state recognizes driver's licenses issued in other states, each state will recognize other states' concealed carry licenses. Each state's laws governing where concealed firearms may be carried will continue to apply within its borders." ...
 

Hayworth Supports National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
Website: http://www.gunpoliticsny.com

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"U.S. Rep. Nan Hayworth, M.D. (NY-19) issued the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 822, the National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011, which requires states to recognize valid state-issued concealed carry permits issued by other states. The bill makes no changes to any state's laws on where or when concealed firearms may be carried within its borders:"

"'As a doctor and a mother, I take very seriously my role in protecting the safety and security of our families, friends, and communities. The Supreme Court has recognized the constitutional right of all law-abiding citizens to defend themselves.'" ...
 

Richard Hanna: Why I voted Yes on H.R. 822
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
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"I voted Yes on H.R. 822, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act, of which I am a co-sponsor. This bill allows an individual with a valid state-issued concealed firearm permit to carry in any other state that issues concealed firearm permits, or that does not prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms for lawful purposes. Instead, the bill requires states to recognize each others' permits, in a similar manner to how they recognize drivers' licenses."

"Importantly, H.R. 822 does not change state laws regulating how concealed firearms are carried within any state. All state, federal, and local laws regarding carrying a concealed handgun that would apply to a resident of a state will also apply in equal force to a non-resident." ...
 

Owens Votes to Bolster Second Amendment Rights for New Yorkers
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
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... "'Responsible gun owners deserve the clarity of law that allows them to take their legally-obtained property across state lines without the fear that they’ll be fined or put in jail,' said Owens. 'A national standard for the concealed carry law will encourage hunters to travel to New York and spend their money in our unrivaled hunting and tourism industry. This legislation will also allow those who are obeying the law by applying for a gun permit to continue to obey the law in every state.'" ...
 

Shooting Group: House Passage of Right-to-Carry "Welcome News"
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"Right-to-carry permit holders moved a step closer to being able to carry concealed firearms outside their home states when yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 822, the National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act, by a vote of 272 to 154."

"NSSF supported the NRA-backed bill, which was introduced by Representatives Cliff Stearns (R-FL.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.). A Senate version of the bill has yet to be introduced." ...

"Just as states recognize out-of-state driver’s licenses, this bill ensures that a person with a valid right-to-carry permit can lawfully carry a firearm in other states that issue carry permits or that do not prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms for lawful purposes. ..." ...
 

Dave Kopel on Testimony About the "The Fix Gun Checks Act" (video)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Cam Edwards talks to Dave Kopel from the Independence Institute ..."
 

Shooters Heard: Interior Will Not Ban Target Practice
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"Under fire from gun owners concerned about draft guidelines that could limit areas for target practice on western public lands, the Interior Department today said it would make sure shooters still have access to lands long available for firearms recreation."

"'Our goal is to leave lands open to shooting,' said an Interior official for the Bureau of Land Management, which is drafting guidelines to deal with the growing clash between skittish urbanites moving to western wilderness areas and America's tradition of letting gun owners shoot targets on public lands." ...
 

Government Pushing Shooters Off Public Lands Because Urbanites ‘Freak Out’
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"The Bureau of Land Management has proposed curtailing hunting and target shooting on public lands. They claim: 'It's not so much a safety issue. It's a social conflict issue,' because 'urbanites ‘freak out’ when they hear shooting on public lands.'" ...
 

Obama pushing shooters off public lands? Oh, really??
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Allegations that the Obama administration is quietly pushing shooters off of public lands ignited a firestorm within the gun rights community Wednesday, but the whole thing may be a tempest in a teapot half full of a sugary soft drink." ...
 

GA: DeKalb officers charged in beating of suspect (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Two DeKalb County police officers face felony charges after allegedly attacking a handcuffed teen suspect in their custody Tuesday afternoon."

"Chief William O’Brien announced the arrest of Officers Blake Andrew Norwood and Arthur Parker Wednesday morning, just hours after they had been charged with 'punching and kicking' burglary suspect Travarrius Williams, 18." ...

"A fellow patrol officer put a stop to the attack after hearing the scuffle and thinking officers were in danger, he said. That officer, who police are not naming, immediately reported the incident to his commander." ...
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Submitter's Note: Kudos to that officer and his superiors for not turning a blind eye to their fellows' misconduct.
 

NY: NYCLU Lawsuit Defends Right to Take Photos in NYC Subway System
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit defending the public’s right to take photographs in the New York City subway system without fear of being arrested or having to show identification to police."

"The lawsuit was filed Monday ... on behalf of plaintiffs Steve Barry and Michael Burkhart, railroad enthusiasts and photographers who were unlawfully arrested in August 2010 while taking photos of subway trains at the Broad Channel subway stop in Brooklyn. At the time, they were awaiting the arrival of a vintage subway train on display by the New York Transit Museum. They both were charged with unlawful photography, and Barry was handcuffed and charged with failing to produce ID ..." ...
 

NM: Video shows Albuquerque officer kicking suspect; 2 officers fired (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A parking garage surveillance video shows a former Albuquerque police officer kicking a suspected car thief several times while another officer holds him down."

"After the beating, the video taken Feb. 13 appears to shows the officers giving each other belly bumps." ...
 

AL: Former Tuscaloosa Sheriff's sergeant pleads guilty to charges of wrongful Tasing
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A former Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's sergeant pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to three counts of assault with a deadly weapon while acting under color of law for using a stun gun on jail detainees in separate incidents in 2008, the U.S. Justice Department announced." ...
 

GA: Former officer pleads guilty, gets probation
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"A former Temple police officer pleaded guilty this week to misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct, third-degree cruelty to children, and battery under the Family Violence Act."

"According to J. Mac Pilgrim, attorney for Lee Patton Powell, 30, Powell was sentenced on Nov. 14 to 36 consecutive months of probation for an incident involving his ex-girlfriend and child last April."

"According to the incident report filed April 5 by Investigator Telisha Gibson of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Powell’s ex-girlfriend told law enforcement that Powell sexually assaulted her at her home while he was bringing their son home from a custody visit." ...
 

UT: Officer appeals termination after “unjustified” shooting
Submitted by: repeal1968guncontrolact

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"A Salt Lake City police officer has been fired after shooting a teenage driver in what prosecutors deemed an unjustified use of force."

"Police Chief Chris Burbank confirmed that last month he fired officer Matthew Giles, who in the early hours of May 8 shot an accused car thief. Giles’ lawyer on Thursday said the officer is appealing the termination, arguing he was fired 'for defending his own life.'"
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Submitter's note: notice the slimeball cop admit that his life is worth more than the DOZENS of peons in the neighborhood who he could have killed. Infuriating. He should be in jail. You or I sure as hell would be.
 

NJ: Cop's staple gun accident among many N.J. disability pensions that could cost taxpayers more than $100M
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... "Onesti, 27 at the time, accidentally fired a staple into the base of his left ring finger, records show. He put a Band Aid on the wound and successfully completed the tests. But after two operations Onesti says he still can’t do his job, and is now one of a record number of public employees across the state seeking an accidental disability pension for life."

"The state will grant the most accidental disability pensions in its history this year, records show, having approved 537 through August. By comparison, in 2007 it awarded 402. In 2010, the state made $91.5 million in such payments to police and firefighters, a 35 percent increase from 2007, when it paid out $68 million." ...
 

WA: Bainbridge cop suspended for following councilor
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"A Bainbridge Island police officer who followed a city councilwoman after a meeting and revealed her whereabouts in newspaper comment sections has been suspended." ...

"Weiss is suspended from Nov. 9 to Dec. 3. He is the Bainbridge police union president and had been concerned the council was considering dissolving the force and contracting with the sheriff's office."
 

WA: Douglas Co. deputy suspended for having sex on duty
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"A Douglas County sheriff's deputy, who was once decorated as officer of the year, has been suspended for twice having sex with a woman while he was on duty." ...

"According to the suspension order, Stokoe had sex with a woman while on duty, and drove her around. The letter says Stokoe did not fill out a required liability waiver form for the woman." ...
 

OH: Exposé on grassroots gun rights activism in Ohio funded by the anti-gun Joyce Foundation, but did they get what they hoped for?
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... "The reality of millions upon millions of dollars being spent by an anti-gun rights group on efforts to influence the news media through 'advocacy and policy' efforts can be discouraging. But as Buckeye Firearms Association Legislative Chair Ken Hanson recently pointed out in a response to an anti-gun rights Cleveland Plain Dealer editorial, 'unlike anti-gun groups and their shills, the pro-gun grassroots movement is all-volunteer. You will not see BFA getting large Joyce Foundation grants in order to pay their personnel a salary. Instead, you see us taking unpaid time away from our jobs, burning our own $4 per gallon gasoline, working for a cause we believe in. There is no force on Earth that can match that...'"
 

WI: Wants the media to ‘grow up’ about guns and rights
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"The banner over last week’s editorial contains the First Amendment to the United States Constitution which states, 'Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise of: or abridging the freedom of speech, or the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.'"

"How ironic that last week’s editorial attacked those American citizens of the state of Wisconsin seeking to exercise their Second Amendment right." ...
 

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