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Bloomberg anti-gun mayors group asked if racists are welcome members
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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"... What is MAIG's criteria for expelling a member? Do you have one? Does this cross its threshold? If a white mayor uttered similarly racist remarks, would MAIG still retain him as a member? I demand action. Will you issue a public statement on this matter?" ...
 

Not a 2A Friend: Barack Obama’s Gun Control Record Reviewd
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Somehow, there are people who confess they are gun owners, who keep saying that Barack Obama is no threat to the Second Amendment."

"They actually go so far as to say that he has strengthened the Second Amendment during his first term."

"... [H]e HAD to accept the Amendment to the Credit Card Reform bill that allowed carrying of firearms in National Parks. He had the chance to allow guns in parks on its own and he refused. ..."

"Then there are his Supreme Court Judges, specifically Sotomayor who lied to congress about her belief in the Second Amendment only to rule against its definition of an individual right the first time it came up."

"Now, lets look at a quick rundown of where the President really stands on the issues:" ...
 

'Mine's bigger' story goes viral; Seattle anti-gunners silent
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Saturday night’s confrontation at a Seattle mini-mart between a would-be robber with an apparent fake gun and a gutsy clerk with a real one has gone viral since first reported yesterday, but Seattle anti-gunners, including outgoing Mayor Mike McGinn, are noticeably silent."

"That probably would not be the case had the clerk been shot, as that outcome would have been exploited as proof of the need for passage of a 15-page gun control initiative now gathering signatures. Gun prohibitionists are typically tongue-tied when this sort of story pops up." ...
 

SAF launches ‘Oppose ObamaGunCare’ satire site
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"The Second Amendment Foundation today launched a satirical website poking fun at President Barack Obama’s health care fiasco, warning gun owners, 'Don’t let Obama do to our gun rights what he’s done to our health care.'"

"'With a track record like Barack Obama has on health care,' said SAF founder Alan Gottlieb, 'we don’t want the president getting involved in gun care or firearms safety.'"

"SAF launched ObamaGunCare.com to bring attention to the concerns of gun owners about the president’s support for various forms of gun control during the past year. In a mock advertisement, the website’s message is biting." ...
 

Daily Digest: Signs & Signals Edition
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"In 2010, Phoenix (AZ) gun law expert Alan Korwin paid $11,000 to CBS Outdoors, who manages Phoenix’s bus shelter ads, to have 50 ads put up advertising his gun training company. ... The signs went up on October 12th. A week later, Phoenix city officials decided the ads didn’t meet a requirement that such ads provide 'adequate notice' of a commercial transaction, and the next day, the ads were gone. Korwin sued and lost . . ."

"But he later appealed and the case will appear before the Arizona Court of Appeals in about a week. ..."

"Word is coming out of Colorado that the signature drive to recall State Senator Evie Hudak is in good shape ..." ...
 

The Nazis' Gun Ban Facilitated Kristallnact
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"This month marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Night of the Broken Glass, or Kristallnacht, the Nazi pogrom against Germany’s Jews in November 1938. Historians have documented everything about it except what made it so easy to attack the defenseless Jews without fear of resistance. Their guns were registered and were easily confiscated in the weeks before the onslaught." ...

"By fall of 1938 ... the Jews were ordered to surrender their firearms."

"[Olympic athlete] Alfred Flatow walked into a Berlin police station to comply with the command and was arrested on the spot, as were other Jews standing in line. The arrest report confirmed that his pistols were duly registered ..." ...
 

Commentators Ep. 34: “Gun Safety?” With Colion Noir (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"In the political world, gun safety doesn’t mean what you think."
 

Tracking hundreds of thousands of stolen and missing guns (audio story)
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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... "The aim of the proposal is to track weapons that go missing in transit. According to the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives almost 200,000 firearms went missing or stolen last year. Host Ric Young talks with Professor Joyce Malcolm, Professor of Law and Patrick Henry Chair of Constitutional Law and the Second Amendment at George Mason University near Washington, DC, about why this proposal might not go anywhere and why she thinks tracking stolen and missing guns is not a good idea."
 

Choosing a Handgun for the Physically Disabled
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"The saying goes, 'God made men, but Sam Colt made them equal.' Setting aside concerns about gender-specific pronouns ... it’s difficult to think of a situation where this applies more than that of the physically disabled. Stand your ground laws may have put an end to the legal duty to retreat (check your jurisdiction), but some of us lack the simple ability to retreat from a threat. While I have always been a firm believer in avoiding trouble, sometimes trouble finds you, and I cannot for the life of me think of a good reason why self defense should be the sole domain of the able-bodied. I hear a lot of talk about disability rights, but without the right to defend ourselves none of it really means anything . . ." ...
 

Teaching Firearms Facts
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"As a public school teacher I try to remain wholly unbiased in my instruction. Not only is this a position that I have taken professionally, but also on a personal level. I feel it is my duty to remain as impartial as possible when discussing contentious issues. Given the current political climate, one of the more controversial matters to discuss is firearms laws and regulations. My favorite course to teach is Contemporary World Issues. The curriculum in this class lends itself to being incredibly topical . . ." ...
 

Gun Review: Ruger SR-762
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"The number of companies making AR-15 style rifles has exploded in the last couple years. Even some of the bigger names in the industry who had previously avoided the platform are getting in on the action, like Smith & Wesson and Ruger. Now that those companies have an established foothold in the market, it’s only natural that they would want to expand. We saw S&W’s M&P-10 in 7.62 NATO come online at the SHOT Show and now Ruger has gotten into the AR-10 game with their SR-762 offering . . ." ...
 

Have You Noticed The Subtle Trick The ‘Anti-Gunners’ Have Apparently Started Using?
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Quick: Think about any recent gun-control article or statement written by or about someone who favors the gun-control argument. Have you noticed anything? NRA News contributor Colion Noir has: the term 'gun control' is being replaced by 'gun safety.' And he’s none too happy about it."

"'Unless they changed the gun safety rules, which are pretty much the Bible of the gun world – so I’m pretty sure they’re still the same – I don’t see how any of the proposed measures by anti-gunners will aid in the safety of gun use,' Noir says of the 'gun safety placebo' in his latest video after recapping the four foundational rules of gun safety." ...
 

NRA to announce new proposal to combat school shootings?
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"School 'lockdowns' in response to gun violence: It’s become almost a daily occurrence in the U.S. ... As I write this, two more such lockdowns are underway — at Yale University in Connecticut and here in North Carolina at Vance-Granville Community College. Talk about evidence that this madness is an equal opportunity plague."

"It’s gotten so bad that it probably won’t be long before we see a news story like the following:"
"NRA calls for universal lockdown to combat school shootings"

"In response to the 750th American school shooting in the last six months, the [NRA] announced today that it is calling for an immediate, national and permanent lockdown of all schools, businesses and places of worship in the country. ..." ...
 

Nearly a year after Sandy Hook, nation remains torn about what to do next (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Hours after a lone gunman murdered 20 school children in Newtown, Connecticut, last December, President Barack Obama took a vow."

"'We're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics,' he said."

"In the year since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, gun control advocates have seen their primary legislative objective fall short in Congress. They have, instead, turned to states in an effort that has yielded some success." ...
 

AR: 70 Year Old Woman to Home Invader – “I’ll Blow Your Head OFF!” (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"A 70 year old woman in Sebastian County, AR is lucky to be alive after two younger men invaded her home and assaulted her."

"The woman got into a physical altercation with the men, during which she sustained minor injuries."

"Fortunately, at one point during the fight, the woman was able to get to her bedroom and grabbed a gun."

"Just as she grabbed the gun, one of the suspects entered the bedroom as was right on top of her."

"Acting quickly, she pointed the gun at the suspect’s head and said 'I’ll blow your head off!' according her statements during the 911 call made from a neighbor’s home." ...
 

WA: Store Clerk To Robbers: My Gun Is Bigger Than Yours (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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... "According to KATU.com, 'Robert Moore was ringing up a customer around 10 pm at the Morning Star Mini Mart...when two men entered the store wearing ski masks.' One stood watch at the door while the other approached the counter and demanded money."

"When the one at the counter pulled gun, Moore thought it 'didn't look real.' So instead of handing over money, he told the would-be robber, 'I have a bigger one than you do.'"

"Moore 'then turned to reach for his own gun' and the two would-be robbers fled. ... " ...
 

A year after Newtown, nation torn on guns
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"'We will fight them every step of the way,' said NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam."

"When it comes to gun-control advocacy, 'none of their proposals will make us safer,' Arulanandam said."

"The NRA argues that existing laws should be enforced and that the United States should improve mental health treatment rather than seek to restrict constitutionally protected rights."

"Gun rights activists postulate that something like background checks would not have stopped many of the high profile mass shootings in recent memory ..."

"Groups advocating for stricter laws counter that hundreds of thousands of firearms sales have been stopped at the point of purchase because of a failed background check." ...
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Submitter's Note: According to the President "hundreds of thousands" is 1.5 million, and based on figures from 2010, 608 were deemd prosecutable and 128 resulted in guilty verdicts or pleas. In other words, 11,717 people had their rights denied for each "bad guy" denied a gun.
 

What Has NSSF Done To Support The Newtown Community?
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"The AP this week reported about National Shooting Sports Foundation and Steve Sanetti's consideration of leaving Newtown. One must have sympathy for NSSF's employees. It must be uncomfortable being part of an organization whose major focus is promoting civilian assault weapons (AKA Modern Sporting Rifles) after such a weapon was used in last December's horrendous massacre in their own town. That they expressed feeling 'nothing to be ashamed of or embarrassed about' calls to mind Upton Sinclair's statement 'It's hard to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it'." ...
 

Sandy Hook report answers some questions, but many still a mystery
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"A Connecticut state attorney’s report drew pointed conclusions about the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School that shook the nation a year ago ..."

"The report also pulled together details of [redacted]'s1 reclusive lifestyle and his troubled interactions with others." ...

"The report said [redacted]'s motive remains unclear. [redacted] faced mental-health challenges, and had 'a fascination with mass shootings and firearms, [but] displayed no aggressive or threatening tendencies,' it said."

"And the report does little to answer larger questions about how to avoid similar tragedies in the future. ..." ...
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1 Submitter's Note: As a general rule I refuse to use the names of psychopathic piece of $hit mass shooters.
 

Still Time to Comment on Proposed Regs on Suppressors, SBRs and NFA Trusts
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"The Firearms Coalition has provided an alert about the proposed BATFE Obama administration rules. The new regulations would make the application for trusts and companies to obtain federal tax stamps for gun mufflers (silencers, suppressors), short barreled rifles and shotguns, full-auto guns and a few other items, considerably more convoluted. The Firearms Coaliton supplied a sample comment in an article at Ammoland to use as reference for comments, which can be made here. I found the proposed rule change comment section with a search for NFA trust at that link, and by clicking on the Comment Now button on the right side . . ." ...
 

Forcible citizen disarmament extremists go nuclear
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Last Thursday, Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) resorted to the 'nuclear option' against Senate Republicans. That term is used to describe the long-threatened change in very longstanding Senate rules, ending the ability of 41 senators to block certain actions of the other 59, by requiring 60 or more to vote to end a filibuster. Last week's rule change alters the rules only for presidential appointments, leaving the filibuster in place for legislation--for now." ...

"... The LA Times article points to Senator Christopher Murphy, (D-CT) as a top driving force for the 'reform,' and that he, in turn, is driven by his passion for forcible citizen disarmament:" ...
 

46 Senators Attempt To Destroy Americans' Second Amendment Right
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"In a little known U.S. Senate vote to uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, 46 U.S. Senators voted against the legislation earlier this year." ...
 

Second Amendment: Rights include duty to propose legislation
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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... "Citizens concerned about gun-related injury and death have a right to propose and advocate for responsible gun legislation. Our elected representatives have the duty to act on proposed legislation. It is the responsibility of the courts to decide the constitutionality of laws."

"What should we do?"

"Just as we have a 'right to bear arms,' we also have a right and responsibility to freely propose and advocate for legislation that improves the welfare of the people. Intimidation, misinformation and threats against legislators are an infringement on citizens’ rights."
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Submitter's Note: Excellent idea; here is my proposal for a "common sense" gun law.
 

TX: Open-carry advocates see hope in Abbott proposal
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"For years, supporters of open-carry gun laws have pleaded with lawmakers to allow Texans to bear their arms openly in public. With the front-running Republican gubernatorial candidate proposing open carry laws, many supporters believe the time has finally arrived for legislators to approve such a measure."

"'I think open carry will be the Second Amendment issue this next session, and I do think that we can pass it because the support is just tremendous,' said state Rep. George Lavender, R-Texarkana, who introduced open-carry legislation that failed earlier this year." ...
 

PA: Philly city council approves ordinance to ban 3-D printed guns
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"The Philadelphia City Council last week unanimously approved an ordinance banning residents from manufacturing 3-D printed guns."

"While guns manufactured from 3-D printers do not pose a significant threat to public safety, mainly because (a) they’re cost prohibitive, one has to first purchase a 3-D printer which will run no less than $1,500, and then buy materials to make one and (b) they’re fragile, the average lifespan of a 3-D printed gun is only a handful of rounds, the council felt it necessary to get ahead of the curve, so to speak." ...
 

WA: Take time for new discussion
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Since voters in our state will likely face a barrage of advertising around gun issues on the next voting cycle, with opposing initiatives 591 and 594, I hope we can begin a different dialogue regarding gun violence in our society. I would encourage gun-rights advocates to think beyond merely protecting Second Amendment rights and gun-control advocates to think beyond the belief that lawmaking will solve the problem." ...
 

MT: Targeted: Gunmakers Tell Feds To Butt Out
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Montana firearms activists want Washington to butt out – and stop interfering in gun sales that take place within the state’s borders."

"They’re asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rein in the 'tyranny' that is coming out of Washington by recognizing again the Ninth and 10th Amendments, which limit the federal government to specific actions."

"The petition to hear the case comes from the Montana Shooting Sports Association and its president, Gary Marbut. It claims the federal bureaucracy has no authority to impose restrictions on a firearm made, sold and kept inside the state of Montana." ...
 

MS: Natchez police officer indicted for being accessory to murder
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"A Natchez police officer and his son were indicted by a grand jury last week for their alleged involvement in the August murder of a Vidalia man."

"Concordia Parish District Attorney Brad Burget said Vince Bates, 43, 961 Moose Lodge Road, Vidalia, was indicted Thursday on a charge of accessory after the fact to second-degree murder. Bates is a Natchez Police Department officer."

"Bates’ son Vincent Dotson, 20, 423 Clinton St., Vidalia, was indicted the same day on a second-degree murder charge for reportedly shooting Derec 'Beedy' Dobbins, 24, Aug. 28 on Morris Lee Lane in Vidalia." ...
 

OK: Seiling Police Chief Arrested For Child Sex Crime (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"An Oklahoma police chief is arrested and booked into jail for a child sex crime. Right now, Seiling police chief Kelly Meeks is behind bars and on administrative leave without pay."

"Dewey County sheriff's deputies were called out to the home of Meeks early Saturday morning. The Dewey County sheriff says so far the chief has been coopering with investigators."

"'It shocked the entire community,' said Dewey County Sheriff, Clay Sander." ...
 

MS: Lawsuits stacking up against Sheriff Byrd, his department
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Lawsuits against sheriffs are common. But since Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd was indicted on 31 state charges August 30th, he's been named in four federal lawsuits accusing him of violating the civil rights of people arrested by the sheriff's department." ...
 

MD: 14 more officers indicted in Baltimore jail corruption case
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Federal prosecutors have indicted 14 more Baltimore corrections officers on charges of drug possession and drug distribution in an ongoing case investigating criminal activity involving guards and inmates at the city's main jail."

"The indictments, released this week, allege that officers assisted the Black Guerilla Family prison gang in running a lucrative drug operation behind bars." ...

"The latest indictments bring the total number of indicted BGF gang members and their affiliates to 44. Of those, 27 are Baltimore corrections officers."
 

TX: San Antonio Cop Accused of Raping 19-Year-Old During Traffic Stop
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"San Antonio Police Officer Jackie Neal, 40, was on-duty Friday night when he allegedly pulled over a 19-year-old woman and raped her. He was arrested Saturday morning ..."

"Neal, an 11-year veteran of the force, told the woman her car was reported stolen. She showed him a sales slip for the recently purchased car, but he made her get out of the vehicle so he could pat her down. The driver demanded a female officer for the pat down but her request was ignored."

"Neal proceeded to grope the woman during the pat down, put her into handcuffs, and then forced her into the back of his car where, according to the woman, he raped her. ..." ...

"Even more horrifying, this is the third accusation of sexual misconduct against Neal. ..." ...
 

CT: Connecticut gun group charges police illegally disclosed permit information
Submitted by: David Codrea
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... "... 'This type of disclosure potentially harms or endangers members of the public, and the state police are expected to follow these laws that they enforce on the rest of us.'" ...
 

MN: And I Carry – The real face of permit to carry holders in MN (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Shelley Leeson from the Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum ( http://www.Minnesota2A.com ) just finished producing a wonderful 2.5 minute video showing the real face (s) of carry permit holders in Minnesota."

"Contrary to what the gun-grabbing bigots over at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence think, not a one of them has horns, is wearing home-made body armor or is posing outside of their trailer." ...
 

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