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Breaking: SAF files federal lawsuit challenging I-594
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "Among the individual plaintiffs in Tuesday's lawsuit are three non-residents who travel in Washington frequently. They are Joe Waldron, legislative director for CCRKBA ... California resident Gene Hoffman, chairman of the Calguns Foundation and SAF board member, and Gottlieb’s son, Andrew, an Arizona resident and trustee of the Gottlieb Family Trust."

"Named as defendants, in their official capacities, are Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste. The complaint may be read here."

"Among the allegations in the 31-page complaint are that language in I-594 is 'so vague that a person of ordinary intelligence cannot understand its scope, which renders it subject to arbitrary enforcement.'" ...
 

Yale gun prohibitionist shows ‘highly developed’ aversion to inconvenient truths
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.DavidCodrea.com

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... "To paraphrase her fellow citizen disarmament aficionado Bill Clinton, it depends on what the meaning of the word 'developed' is. In this case, it’s a buzz word for committing a familiar old prohibitionist scam, as the chart Yonkers links to unintentionally demonstrates." ...
 

Your Child’s Pediatrician Has No Business Lecturing You On Gun Ownership
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "The conflation of smoking and firearms ownership is an almost laughable canard. I know of no reasonable claim that the firearms industry has been intentionally deceptive in its marketing, distribution, or sales, or encouraged gun buyers to engage in reckless behavior (which smoking is, by definition). This is quite a bit different from tobacco purveyors who willfully lied about the dangers of their products for decades, and, indeed, used physicians to deliver the lie and persuade potential smokers that all was medically hunky dory." ...
 

Why most Americans oppose more gun control
Submitted by: Tom Price

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... "Gun control groups have spent hundreds of millions of dollars to try to convince Americans that gun control is the answer. In 2013, gun owners’ groups — including the NRA — spent less than one seventh as much on television advertisements. This year looks to be even more lopsided, thanks to the unrelenting efforts of individuals such as Michael Bloomberg, George Soros and Gabriel Giffords." ...
 

Never take gun advice from a liberal
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"What part of 'Hey, kids! Steal your parents’ guns and bring them to school!' sounds like a bad idea?"

"If you answered, 'All of it,' you may be a conservative."

"A San Francisco production company, Sleeper 13 Productions, created what they call a 'Public Service Announcement' video in which a young boy sneaks into his parents’ bedroom, steals a handgun out of a dresser drawer and hides it in his backpack."

"He then carries the gun onto the school bus and into a classroom. After class, he shocks the teacher at her desk by taking the gun out of his backpack and slamming it onto her desk." ...
 

More Proof That as Gun Ownership Increases, Violent Crime Decreases
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe raised the ire of conservatives on Monday by proposing a package of gun control measures for the upcoming General Assembly. What irritated them most was that the governor claimed that these measures are designed to “keep people safe” from criminals. McAuliffe might better spend his time perusing the latest update from John Lott, showing that people are keeping themselves safe from criminals by obtaining their concealed carry permits."

"Lott ... noted in a July 9 report for Crime Prevention Research Center that the number of citizens now permitted to carry concealed exceeds 11 million, up from eight million just three years ago. And even that number may be far too conservative:" ...
 

Flashback: Sweeping Gun Control Signed After 1968 Protests
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"As we read stories of violent protests and watch racial agitators ... we need to understand we are are in a place we’ve been before. We were here in 1968, where protests dominated the news, and where the result was the passage of sweeping gun control in the form of the Gun Control Act of 1968."

"... President ... Johnson was more than happy to sign the measure that outlined categories of regulated firearms, made it illegal for a law-abiding citizen to buy a handgun in person from a retailer outside his or her state of residence, ... among other things. In other words, he was more than happy to punish American society as whole, and shackle law-abiding citizens, rather than confront the lawlessness where it was and as it was." ...
 

Remington Itro’ing Three New Pistols Including…the R51?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A little bird who claims to have inside knowledge tells us that like most gun companies, Big Green will be rolling out some new products at this year’s SHOT Show. And our enterprising little avian has sent us some spec sheets on three of the new guns. One’s a budget priced full size .45 to go up against the likes of a Ruger SR45 or a Springfield XD. Another is a pocket .380 in the style of a Smith Bodyguard or a Ruger LCP. The third, however, is – drumroll please – the R51. Yes that R51. OK, so it’s not really new. Unless it, you know, works this time. By looking at the promo material, it appears to be basically unchanged from the original. Will it perform better than last year’s version? Inquiring minds are dying to know . . ." ...
 

Gun Review: Cabot Guns Black Diamond – Part 2
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"If you read part one of this review, you know that the good folks at Cabot Guns made good and quick-like on their promise to return the Cabot Black Diamond that I sent back to them. To recap: pretty gun, lots of first-round failures to feed. But I was more than happy to try it out again. There are a lot of great guns that won’t run well out of the box, they take 500 rounds or so. That’s not limited to 1911s, either. It’s true of a lot of very tight, very accurate guns . . ." ...
 

Gear Review: Streamlight TLR-4™G Light/Laser
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Streamlight introduced the TLR-4™G at the 2014 SHOT Show. Like the prior TLR-4™ models, the new light and laser unit is designed for compact handguns. However, the TLR-4G features a green laser instead of the traditional red beam. I don’t consider myself to be an expert on weapon-mounted lights or lasers, so this review is intended to provide a layperson’s 'consumer-level' perspective. Feel free to dispense knowledge in the comment section. Nonetheless, we all draw on our experiences, and so I will relay a true story that will bring home the point of why I believe flashlights are mandatory for home defense . . ." ...
 

New From IWI US: UZI PRO Pistol With SB Tactical Brace
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"AR and AK pistols aren’t the only guns that can benefit from the addition of a good pseudo stock stabilizing brace. IWI US has just announced two new UZI pistol models. The UZI PRO (MSRP $1,109) is a standard semi-auto nine. But the real news is a second model — the UZI PRO SB (MSRP $1,309) — featuring a side-folding stabilizing brace made by SB Tactical. They’re the same people who make the SIG SB15. Just don’t tell the ATF, OK? Press release after the jump . . ." ...
 

A Tale of Two Beretta 92s
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Occasionally, I hit the bossman up for ammo, but it always seems to come with a catch. Usually in the form of a gun or piece of gear thrust in my hands along with insistent demands for a review. I certainly don’t mind because I like guns and I like writing, but I must have gotten to platinum status in the last few months based on the recent haul. Specifically, he shoved two Beretta 92 pistols at me that had been kissed by the wizards at Wilson Combat . . ." ...
 

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Launch Twitter Campaign Against Alan Jackson and and Jeff Foxworthy
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"'If you support gun manufacturers over schoolchildren, you just might be a redneck.' That’s Craig Johnston’s entirely predictable comment under a Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’s Facebook post. This one promotes MDA’s Twitter campaign against comedian Jeff Foxworthy and country singer Alan Jackson. Their transgression? The entertainers 'agreed to open this year’s NRA convention after the NRA pushed to arm convicted criminals, blocked federal gun violence research, and board members promoted armed insurrection.' And told members to eat babies. The MDA campaign is hot the heels of their – well, a Newtown anti-gun group’s – campaign against . . ." ...
 

Guest Opinion
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The Second Amendment – the right to own and possess guns – deserves a second look."

"The language of the U.S. Constitution says nothing about owning and possessing guns. The operative phrase is 'to keep and bear arms.'"

"In the days of buggies and butter churns, bearing arms meant to serve as a soldier, do military service." ...
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Submitter's Note: Sorry to say Bud, but even the dissenters in Heller disagree with you:
The question presented by this case is not whether the Second Amendment protects a "collective right" or an "individual right." Surely it protects a right that can be enforced by individuals. But a conclusion that the Second Amendment protects an individual right does not tell us anything about the scope of that right.
 

Gun Sales Rise as NRA Fear Mongers Succeed
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"What does the NRA truly believe and who do they support? The NRA has no beliefs; it is merely a well-paid lobby representing gun manufacturers and gun sellers; and these are the only entities they support. Other than being lobbyists, the NRA leaders are fear mongers; and because they have created panic over the second amendment rights of Americans, gun sales are on the rise."

"Because this article will contain my own opinions on gun control, I must make several items crystal clear. I support all Constitutional Amendments, even the ones we no longer have, such as the fourth amendment. ..." ...
 

The ten worst anti-gun activists of 2014, according to gun rights group
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Michael Bloomberg wins the top spot in this list of top ten 'anti-gunners' from the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA.)"

"The group singles out Bloomberg for dropping $50 million on an anti-gun lobbying organization, Everytown for Gun Safety, as well as backing gun control initiatives in Washington and Nevada."

"Other notables on the list include Hillary Clinton, Andrew Cuomo, Bill Gates, Eric Holder, and Rahm Emanuel, whom the group dubs 'vehemently anti-gun.'"

"CCRKBA also gives out some “dishonorable mentions.” One of these goes to Piers Morgan, while another honors former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who has suggested we rewrite the Second Amendment. ..." ...
 

SC: State Lawmakers Want Day After Sandy Hook Anniversary To Be Gun Awareness Day In Schools
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"One South Carolina lawmaker believes there is an anti-Second Amendment movement taking place within the state, and that as a result, kids need to receive more education about their right to bear arms."

"State representative Alan Clemmons (R) filed a bill in December with co-sponsors Richard Yow (R) and Garry Smith (R) that would create a 'Second Amendment Awareness Day' on Dec. 15, the day after the anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. ..." ...
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Submitter's Note: December 15th was Bill of Rights Day for more than 70 years before it became "The Day after the Sandy Hook Anniversary" Day.
 

TX: The wrong sight
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A year that ends with the 'assassination' of two New York City police officers ... and an approaching new year that may bring the triumph of Texas gun zealots in the next legislative session leaves us with a couple of questions:"

"One, if cardinal tenets of conservatism include respect for hard-earned lessons from the past and a willingness to apply those lessons to the present, why do most Texas conservatives ignore those tenets when it comes to firearms?"

"Two, among all the good causes available to us - feeding hungry children, protecting the environment, adopting rescue animals, the list could go on and on - why are some Texans so obsessed with devices designed to inflict maximum pain and death?" ...
 

PA: Axe Handle-Wielding Suspect Killed, Another In Custody After Assault, Robbery Attempt
Submitted by: Tom Price

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... "Police say two men, identified as 18-year-old Andrew Graseck ... and his fiancée’s father 42-year-old Robert West ... went to the home armed with axe handles in an attempt 'to assault and rob' the victim 'based on a prior business dispute.'"

"'My dad has never done anything like this. And for it to end like this… it’s killing me,' said Brandon West, the suspect’s son." ...

"According to police, Graseck and West cut the power to the victim’s property and then knocked on his door and hid."

"When the victim, 74-year-old Nicholas Dziyak, came to the door, police say he was assaulted by at least one of the masked suspects. As he fell, investigators say Dziyak fired several shots from a .40-caliber Beretta." ...
 

OH: Ohio: Comprehensive Pro-Gun Reform Legislation Signed into Law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Today at a public signing ceremony, Ohio Governor John Kasich (R) signed into law House Bill 234, comprehensive pro-gun reform legislation."

"HB 234 will take effect in ninety days."

"While originally a bill allowing for the use of suppressors while hunting, the Senate Civil Justice Committee added many other pro-gun provisions to HB 234. HB 234 then passed in the Ohio Senate by a 24 to 6 vote on December 9, and was concurred by the state House of Representatives by a 72 to 21 vote on December 10 2014." ...
 

WA: SAF Spearheads Federal Lawsuit Against I-594
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Tacoma, seeking a permanent injunction against enforcement of portions of Initiative 594, the 18-page gun control measure that took effect Dec. 4, alleging that 'portions of I-594…are so vague that a person of ordinary intelligence cannot understand their scope,' and that other parts violate the Second Amendment outright."

"Joining SAF in this action are the Northwest School of Safety, Puget Sound Security, Inc., the Pacific Northwest Association of Investors, the Firearms Academy of Seattle, six individual citizens including SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb and the Gottlieb Family Trust. ..." ...
 

WA: Lawsuit filed against new gun background-check law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Opponents of a new expanded gun background-check measure in Washington state filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday, asking a federal judge to block parts of the law that involve transfers of firearms."

"The lawsuit was filed in district court in Tacoma and seeks a permanent injunction against enforcement of parts of Initiative 594 that deal with non-commercial transfers to private citizens. The measure was approved by voters in November." ...
 

Here are some good cops who have the crappy job of protecting you in trigger-happy America
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Police officers have a shitty job."

"Day in and day out, they deal almost exclusively with people having a really bad day – many of whom are carrying weapons and are highly motivated to avoid capture."

"They respond to toxic and combustible domestic calls. They’re called to gruesome crime scenes. They’re the first to arrive at horrific crashes. They break tragic news to family members. They’re sometimes forced to work alongside cops who are truly terrible at their jobs ..."

"Most police officers make it through the day underpaid and underappreciated, just like we all do. But some truly do go beyond what’s required of them, and we want to recognize these competent, humane officers for a job well done." ...
 

MD: Gun owners fear Maryland cops target them for traffic stops
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A year ago this New Year’s Eve, John Filippidis of Florida was driving south with his family on Interstate 95 when the [MDTA] Police pulled over his black Ford Expedition and proceeded to raid it while his twins, wife and daughter looked on ..." ...

"Mr. Filippidis‘ case earned the support of Second Amendment advocates and subsequent apologies from the MDTA. But an internal police review concluded his stop and search were lawful and did not violate police protocols."

"Those findings, however, have not satisfied other out-of-state gun owners, who worry that they, too, have been targeted for minor traffic stops in Maryland because they have concealed weapons permits. Their stories are accumulating." ...
 

WA: Group announces speaker lineup for Jan. 15 gun rights rally
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Protect Our Gun Rights (POGR) today announced a list of speakers who will appear at a Jan. 15 rally on the capitol steps in Olympia to oppose Initiative 594, which will be followed by an effort for activists to meet with, and possibly educate, their elected representatives on firearms issues."

"The roster so far includes State Rep. Brian Blake, a Grays Harbor Democrat, Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the [CCRKBA], POGR Executive Director Adina Hicks, Rick Halle, national coordinator for the Gun Rights Coalition, Paige Biron president of the Pink Pistols of Seattle, Joe Huffman with Boomershoot, and Bill Burris, a ... spokesman for the Washington State Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors’ Association." ...
 

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