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A Wanted Man and 'A True Success Story'
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://waronguns.blogspot.com

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"Surely I'm not suggesting that criminals should not be prohibited from possessing guns?

"Here's what I'm suggesting--actually, I'm flat out maintaining it:

"Anyone who can't be trusted with a gun can't be trusted without a custodian."
 

Praxis: Lighten the Load
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"There is a tendency amongst practicioners of the armed citizenry to slavishly copy the gear requirements adopted by the US Army and Marines. This tendency finds its way into 'gear lists' of 'required equipment' that strain the budget, and worse, the backs of citizen soldiers."

"One of my favorite photos of the Irish Civil War is found on the cover of the trade paperback edition of Tim Pat Coogan's classic, The IRA: A History. It shows anti-Treaty Volunteers ... patrolling a Dublin street. Their uniform is trench coats and fedoras and they are each armed simply with an SMLE in .303 and a bandoleer of ammunition in stripper clips. ... They are ready to fight, or if outnumbered and put under pressure, to easily dump arms and blend into the crowd." ...
 

Oath: A Sipsey Street Irregulars Review of "Valkyrie"
Submitted by: Mike Vanderboegh
Website: http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com

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... "The oath represented the culmination of 'Machtergreifung,' a German word meaning 'seizure of power'. This term was first coined by the Nazis themselves in order to portray their accession to power as an active seizure. However, since Hitler's accession to power was the result of intrigue rather than of an active revolution, the term has been criticized by historians, some of whom prefer Machterschleichung ('sneaking into power'). This term could apply to any tyrant who uses existing democratic forms to sneak into absolute power. It remains to be seen whether Barack Obama has committed Machterschleichung." ...
 

Criminals don't obey gun laws
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Jack Allgood from Michigan City High School wrote a column Tuesday titled 'Guns Should Be Outlawed in U.S.' I am afraid he needs some education (as opposed to indoctrination) on that subject."

"The basic premise that outlawing guns will resolve violent crime is simply wrong. Why not just outlaw violent crime? The answer is the same - it is because criminals do not obey laws. They will not turn in their guns to assist the nation in becoming gun-free. Gun control laws only result in the disarming of the law-abiding public, taking away their right to defend themselves - while the criminals ignore the gun laws along with all others." ...
 

Marines closer to choosing new rifle
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"The Marine Corps has moved one step closer to selecting a next-generation light automatic rifle. On Friday, the Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, Va., announced contract awards for three competing weapons manufacturers to produce and deliver their final entries to the Corps by the middle of next year, in what signifies a final round of competition that began with ten candidates."

"The lighter, magazine-fed Infantry Automatic Rifle — or IAR — is intended to replace the belt-fed M249 Squad Automatic Weapon — or SAW — in 'the Marine Rifle Squad within infantry battalions and in the scout teams in Light Armored Reconnaissance battalions' but not for all Marines ..." ...
 

Christmas Eve Massacre Statement from Paul Helmke
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"In response to a man dressed in a Santa suit opening fire at a home in Colvino, California, shooting an eight-year-old girl in the face, her 16-year-old sister in the back, then killing eight others and himself, Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign, issued the following statement:

"'Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and community touched by this terrible tragedy. It is profoundly sad that a distraught man would take up arms to kill his family and others.'" ...
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KABA Note: Why don't Paul's "thoughts and prayers" go out to the 14 hospitalized when an elderly driver lost control and crashed into a Hanukkah celebration? Is he too busy dancing in the blood of the slain partygoers (most of whom were killed by the fire)?
 

Pennsylvania Sheriff Seeks Dismissal Of $1 Million Federal Lawsuit Brought By Woman Who Took Loaded Firearm To Kid's Soccer Game
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Attorneys for Lebanon County (PA) Sheriff Michael J. DeLeo today moved to dismiss a $1 million federal lawsuit brought by Meleanie Hain and her husband, asserting that the suit has no legal basis and should be thrown out."

"Hain claims she is entitled to $1 million in damages, including 'emotional distress' and loss of babysitting clients, after Sheriff DeLeo revoked her license to carry a concealed firearm following complaints from parents that Hain posed a danger to the community by openly carrying a loaded semiautomatic firearm to her 5-year-old’s soccer games. ..." ...
 

Year-end Whoppers: The bunk just keeps on coming.
Submitted by: Trapper

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... "Consider some of the bogus claims we've debunked just since Election Day:" ...

"President-elect Obama never promised to seek a ban on all semi-automatic weapons, as claimed by some fearful gun owners." ...

"The election of Barack Obama and the expansion of Democratic majorities in the House and Senate have spawned some misinformation spread by viral e-mails and bloggers. One is a fake quote in which Obama supposedly promised during his presidential campaign to seek 'bans on all semi-automatic guns,' a category that would include many common handguns, hunting rifles and shotguns. As we detailed in an Ask FactCheck item posted on Dec. 8, this claim is baseless and the quote is almost certainly fabricated." ...
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KABA Note: Really? A quick google search turned up these answers on a Political Courage Test. Or see his answers to question 35 on the 2003 Independent Voters of Illinois – Independent Precinct Organization Questionnaire. It seems that the 'bunk' and 'whoppers' are coming from FactCheck.org.
 

VA: Close the loophole
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Earlier this month, the Virginia State Crime Commission danced back from an opportunity to help reduce crime. It declined ... to recommend that the General Assembly close the gun-show loophole."

"Loophole? Gun-rights advocates never tire of arguing that there's no such thing. There is indeed."

"Federal and state law require that people buying guns from licensed dealers undergo background checks. ..."

"But at a gun show ... vendors who don't have federal licenses are permitted to sell guns ..." ...
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Submitter's Note: Of course these are the same people who decried "kitchen table dealers" saying that they should not be licensed. If the antis really want to close the 'loophole', drop the price of an FFL to $10 a year and get rid of the felony charges for writing 'Y' instead of 'Yes' on a form, or filing the forms in the incorrect order, and I am sure people whould be lined up to get licensed.
 

FL: Ocoee man, 91, shoots at, repels home invaders who threatened his wife
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"On Oct. 4, 1936, then 19, Johnson promised to love and protect his bride, Berlie Mae."

"On Tuesday, he did."

"Now 91, he scared off two home invaders with his 38-caliber revolver when the men threatened his wife of 72 years at their home east of Ocoee."

"'I was going to kill him either way,' the retired jack-of-all-trades said Wednesday. 'She's all I've got to live for . . . Why would I want to live?'" ...
 

WA: Federal Way man dies after wife shoots in self-defense
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "A 24-year-old white female called 911 to report she had shot her 40-year-old white male husband. ..." ...

"Upon initial interview of the female, she stated she had been separated from her husband for several weeks and that they each had a protection order against the other. The female was later transported to St. Francis Hospital by ambulance for minor head injuries and related pain. After treatment, the female was transported to the Federal Way Police Department for interviewing and is cooperating with the investigation."

"Preliminary investigation indicates the shooting was in self-defense. ..." ...
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KABA Note: Since he had a restraining order against her also, she is guilty of a felony for possessing a gun.
 

TX: Domestic dispute ends in a deadly shooting
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A woman's 80-year-old grandfather fatally shot her estranged husband after he tried to take their two children from the grandparents' house, Conroe police said Saturday." ...

"When Boudreaux arrived Friday and tried to take the children, the grandfather intervened and ordered him to leave. Boudreaux refused, pushing the man out of the way ..."

"The grandfather then allegedly retrieved a revolver from another room and placed it in his back pocket ..."

"As the two left the home out to the driveway, Boudreaux again pushed the older man and allegedly struck him in the chest area where he recently had a pacemaker inserted ..."

"Fearing for his life, police said the older man then allegedly shot Boudreaux once, killing him."
 

Tech newspaper posts documents related to April 16 shooting online
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"E-mails and documents related to the Virginia Tech shootings and made available to victims' families Wednesday through a password-protected electronic archive were posted on the Web site of Tech's student newspaper Thursday." ...

"Documents show several English professors working hard to draw Cho out of his shell and to coordinate help for him, but his silence and sometimes frightening class behavior persisted. [English professor Lucinda] Roy offered to arrange for armed security for Giovanni before a meeting she had with Cho, according to an e-mail." ...
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As David Codrea notes:

"So--when it serves their purposes, they're not completely anti-gun."
 

Expect a showdown on gun control laws
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Thomas Mannard from Illinois Council against Handgun Violence wrote that the gun lobby's scare tactic didn't work."

"First, it is not a gun lobby. It is millions of American citizens united to protect the Second Amendment from organizations like yours and Mr. Obama who want to destroy it. I am not a lobby, I am a citizen and I'm the NRA."

"The NRA did have a lot of influence, but there were a lot of people voting who were not aware of the threat the Second Amendment now faces."

"Obama is not going to be the worst anti-gun president - he already is based on his voting record." ...
 

Police use excessive force, ER docs say
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In a survey of a random sample of U.S. emergency physicians, virtually all said they believed that law enforcement officers use excessive force to arrest and detain suspects."

"The sample included 315 respondents. While 99.8 percent believed excessive force is used, almost as many (97.8 percent) reported that they had managed cases that they suspected or that the patient stated had involved excessive use of force by law enforcement officers." ...
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US police could get 'pain beam' weapons
Submitted by: Larry

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"The research arm of the US Department of Justice is working on two portable non-lethal weapons that inflict pain from a distance using beams of laser light or microwaves, with the intention of putting them into the hands of police to subdue suspects."

"The two devices under development by the civilian National Institute of Justice both build on knowledge gained from the Pentagon's controversial Active Denial System (ADS) - first demonstrated in public last year, which uses a 2-metre beam of short microwaves to heat up the outer layer of a person's skin and cause pain." ...
 

"Growing gun & violence trend"
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "The Tactical Life blog has this article from the Miami Times wherein the cops warn us that criminals are getting more violent and senseless in their rampages. Beyond mostly clucking their tongues at the problem that they seem to despair of solution, one of the things the cops claim will help is, you guessed it, disarming us -- stripping citizens of semi-automatic rifles of military utility. As in this quote:"

"... [Miami Police Chief] Timoney blames the trend on the proliferation of assault weapons on the streets. Whether people with homicidal tendencies seek out such firepower or the weapons trigger an aggressive response in those who hold them, Timoney said the constant factor is AK-47-style weapons ..." ...
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Submitter's Note: So now these eee-vil weapons are exerting their mind-control powers to "trigger an aggressive response"?
 

CO: No police misconduct found in arrest of DNC protesters
Submitted by: Larry

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"An investigation into the arrest of nearly 100 protesters on the first night of the Democratic National Convention revealed no 'provable' police misconduct, the city's Office of the Independent Monitor said today."

"The American Civil Liberties Union filed a series of complaints this fall regarding the Aug. 25 mass arrest, which occurred as protesters flooded 15th Street near Civic Center." ...

"The ACLU alleged that:"

"Police lied when they made sworn statements that a dispersal order had been made and the crowd ignored it."

"Police didn't issue a dispersal order and give the crowd the chance to clear out, in violation of department policy."

"The department withheld 15 minutes of audio police dispatch tapes that could have cleared arrestees of wrong doing." ...
 

Guatemala: Private Assassins Target Gangs In Guatemala
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Earlier this fall, the head of the Organization of American States warned that violent crime is an epidemic in Latin America, fueled by street gangs, drug trafficking and poverty. There, gun homicides are four times the world average."

"In Guatemala, people have had enough of corrupt police and brutal extortions by gangs. They've turned to vigilantism. Lynch mobs and death squads are now commonplace. ..." ...
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As David Codrea notes:

"The shape of things to come...? Is there a lesson here about what naturally occurs when otherwise peaceable people are not allowed to live their lives, have no means of peaceable redress, and some undefined line in the sand is finally crossed?"
 

Political fears trigger spike in weapons sales
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Rick Creech opened New Miami Gun Shop five years ago but said he has never seen sales shoot up as much as they have since Election Day, with scores of customers snapping up weapons and ammunition."

"A glass display case once fully-stocked with handguns is more than half empty and a 12-foot wide pegboard wall once covered with shotguns, rifles and assault weapons is nearly emptied of its wares."

"The surge in sales mirrors nationwide trends as gun enthusiasts cite fears that the combination of an Obama/Biden administration and a Democrat-controlled Congress will result in tough new gun laws and higher taxes." ...
 

Political fears trigger spike in weapons sales
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Just before Election Day, Roberson Sporting Goods started seeing more people coming into the store to check out a weapon, expressing concerns about what the new administration and Congress might do regarding gun control, said Don Roberson, whose grandfather started the business in 1935."

"'When Obama got elected they decided they wanted to do it now,' he said. 'People are worried, there's no doubt about it.'"

"He said since early November, sales are up 15 to 20 percent at the business, which carries a supply of handguns, hunting guns, shotguns, rifles, target guns and several assault weapons, including AK-47s and AR-15s." ...
 

RE: Canucks with guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Great post NomadSoul but there are a few errors and misconceptions to clear up."

"We do have less ownership per capita vs. the US (about 1/3) but ownership for much the same reasons. While the idea of some sort of totalitarian government take over seems highly unlikely in Canada, I'm sure many thought the same thing in a post WWI Germany. It is prudent to note here too, that almost every country that has enacted civil disarmament, has gone on to systematically 'cleanse' the portions of their populations most affected my the disarmament."

"Firearms registration has been widely rejected in Canada not due to paranoia but to the actual infringement and violation of our civil and charter rights ..." ...
 

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