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Bigotry Against Gun Owners, and why guns are not like cars
Submitted by: Rob Morse
Website: http://slowfacts.wordpress.com

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Big city socialists are waging a propaganda war against honest gun owners. One of the myths they frequently roll out is that “Guns are unregulated." The person who makes a statement like that either has never been anywhere near the firearms industry, or they are a paid liar.

I’ve owned both cars and guns, so let’s compare the two and see if we really regulate guns anywhere like the way we regulate motor vehicles. Is this responsible regulation, or is it anti-rights bigotry? I use this humorous comparison to illustrate the serious discrimination faced by firearms owners today.

It is time to stop this anti-rights bigotry.
 

MI: FBI agent accused of shooting at Grand Rapids cop faces multiple felonies
Submitted by: Corey Salo

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An FBI special agent is to be arraigned Wednesday, Dec. 7, for allegedly shooting at a Grand Rapids police sergeant.

Ruben Manuel Hernandez, 35, is charged with assault with intent to commit great body harm, a 10-year felony, assault with a dangerous weapon and brandishing a firearm in public, Grand Rapids District Court records show.

Hernandez, who does not work in Michigan, was arrested early Tuesday outside of Planet Fitness, 3681 28th St. SE, where he reportedly had brandished the firearm.

He allegedly fired three shots at a responding police sergeant outside of the fitness center. The sergeant was not hit.

Police soon arrested Hernandez at gunpoint in the parking lot north of Center Pointe Mall, police said.
 

TX: Texas legislator files bill that would allow carrying firearms without a license
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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One Texas legislator is pushing to let gun owners open carry or concealed carry without a license.

State Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford, calls his HB 375 a "constitutional carry." On his website, Stickland wrote, "The Second Amendment alone should stand as one's 'permit,' to ensure their safety and right to self-defense... Any federal law restricting gun ownership or purchase should be challenged by Texas through the 10th Amendment."
 

MO: Man says he feared for his life when he shot intruder in west Springfield
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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A man shot while trying to break in to a home in northwest Springfield died at a hospital. The resident of the home who shot him talked about it on Wednesday morning.

The shooter tells KSPR's Sheena Elzie this whole thing happened because of a jealous ex-boyfriend. He says his friend's ex came here where kicking and banging on the windows until he got through this one and that's when shots were fired.

"There's the bullet hole, I was way over there when I shot him," said Mark Glidewell.
 

President Obama: Blame Second Amendment, Not Radical Islamic Terror
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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During a December 6 speech on national security and the fight against terrorism, President Obama refused to criticize radical Islamic terror but had no problem suggesting that the availability of firearms in America is problematic.

At one point during the speech, Obama actually warned Americans not criticize Islam for the attacks that Muslims have carried out on our soil–most recently the Ohio State University attack, but also the attacks on the Minnesota mall, Orlando Pulse, San Bernardino County building, Chattanooga military offices, and Fort Hood (2009), to name a few.
 

Lawyers Donate Millions in Pro-Bono Work to Help Gun Controllers Fight Trump’s Pro-Gun Push
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Teams of corporate lawyers began working for gun controllers in a somewhat unorganized manner after the June 12 Orlando Pulse attack failed to garner any gun control traction. The teams of lawyers were not united, rather, “they worked largely on their own,” the NYT reports. Now they are unifying in hopes of halting the momentum of pro-Second Amendment advocates while simultaneously helping gun controllers secure some of their agenda.
 

IN: Indiana’s concealed carry law is discriminatory
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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This simple language in our state’s constitution provides a universal guarantee. There are no qualifiers for background checks, criminal history, permits or fees. The institution of such barriers are therefore illegal. Further, the requirement for a citizen of Indiana to take a day off work, file forms, be fingerprinted and pay a fee is clearly discriminatory, especially for the poor who cannot afford to miss work, pay the fees or both. We are currently forced to “rent a right” by these exclusionary requirements. Common sense would dictate that our laws be changed to conform with the letter and spirit of our state Constitution. Or does IndyStar’s Editorial Board only believe in constitutions when it suits their political ideology?
 

VA: Virginia Democrat: I Think We Should Have A Gun Registry
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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The 2016 elections were great for Second Amendment rights, even the Bloomberg-backed Trace publication noted that the NRA won all but one of their races they poured money into throughout the cycle. The areas where the gun control movement scored some ballot initiative victories were mostly in states that were already anti-gun to begin with. It’s not shocking if California, Washington, or even New York passes more measures to make it more difficult for Americans to exercise their constitutional rights.
 

OH: No More Victims: YAL Successfully Implements Self-Defense on Capital University
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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“As speaker of the Capital University Student Senate it was great to see YAL chapter members take the initiative through student government to address policies that endangered students. Soon after the legislation passed we were informed that the student hand book had been changed to reflect that pepper spray and mace were now legal for students to carry for self-defense purposes. Members of our YAL chapter have created a lasting impact on our campus community by ensuring students have the right to defend themselves,” said Garrett Kehr, YAL Ohio State Chair and Capital University Chapter President.
 

Maybe Shooting Everyone Isn’t The Best Idea?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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I’ve been enjoying the different force-on-force training scenarios offered up by the First Person Defender series of videos that we’ve been sharing over the last week, and think that the second scenario in the “Squatter Attacks Home Inspector” video offers an excellent place for a discussion of the importance of training.
 

WV: West Virginia Homeowner Shoots at Intruders
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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They knocked on a resident’s door and the resident opened the door. The two criminals forced their way in by assaulting the homeowner. The homeowner didn’t answer the door with a gun in hand, but after being assaulted recovered well enough make it to his handgun.

Investigators reported “We don’t know this for sure, but believe gunshots were fired by both the alleged invaders and the homeowner. The resident suffered an injury to the head after being struck during the initial entry. He was treated and released”.
 

WI: Sheriff Clarke Responds To Blaming Concealed-Carry Permit Holders For Milwaukee Homicides
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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This anti-gun liberal is doing what liberals do best. Blame the law-abiding citizen for incidents of violent crime. He knows no shame as he manufactures fake news about concealed-carry permit holders.

To date, Milwaukee has had 138 homicides, compared to 145 in 2015. This is one of the highest per-capita homicide rates in the country. Many of these are senseless killings in drive-bys; drug- and gang-related incidents; instances of domestic violence; and innocent people becoming caught in a crossfire. You can count on one hand the number of these involving a concealed-carry permit, and of those, most involved self-defense.
 

Former NSA Director Michael Hayden: Banning Guns ‘Might’ Be Part of Counterterrorism
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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During a Wall Street Journal Future of Cybersecurity breakfast, former NSA director Michael Hayden suggested banning whole categories of guns “might” need to be part of America’s “counterterrrorism discussion” going forward.
He specifically referenced the June 12 Orlando Pulse terror attack and suggested there “might be some guns out there that nobody should be able to buy.”
 

Obama Urges Soldiers to Question Trump’s Authority, ‘Criticize Our President’
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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In his final address to America’s armed forces, President Barack Obama reminded troops that once Donald J. Trump becomes president, soldiers have a duty to question his authority and criticize him. Obama also said the Second Amendment and global warming can be blamed for terrorism.
 

OK: Oklahoma lawmaker says constant threat of terrorism calls for new gun legislation
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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An Oklahoma lawmaker is introducing legislation he says will expand gun rights in the Sooner State.

Republican State Senator Josh Brecheen drafted four bills that would allow the governor and top elected officials to carry firearms, place armed police officers in private schools and slash the cost of obtaining or renewing handgun permits.
 

The powerful gun lobby is renewing its push to dismantle state and local gun-control laws
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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At the top of LaPierre's wish list is an absurd and dangerous federal law to require any state that issues permits for carrying concealed weapons to recognize similar permits issued by other states, even if they have different eligibility and training requirements and less stringent restrictions on gun ownership. Proponents of so-called concealed-carried reciprocity equate it with state driver's licenses, which are recognized nationwide. But that's a false comparison. All states follow similar standards for issuing driver's licenses, and basic vehicle and traffic laws are largely standardized.
 

FL: Thrasher Takes Aim at Guns on Campus
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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In his annual "state of the university" address on Wednesday, Florida State University President John Thrasher reiterated his strong opposition to allowing guns on university and college campuses.

As a member of the Florida Senate, Thrasher helped kill a bill in 2011 that would have allowed gun owners with concealed-weapons licenses to bring their firearms to Florida's university and state-college campuses.

"I opposed it. I killed it. I have worked against it since then," Thrasher told the FSU faculty. "And you have my promise that I will work against it this year also."
 

FL: Campus Carry proposal emerges in House
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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A controversial measure that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to pack heat while on college and university campuses was filed Wednesday by state Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood.

The proposal (HB 6005) is filed for the 2017 legislative session, which starts in March. Second Amendment groups backed such legislation during the 2016 session, while it was opposed by many faculty members, university and college presidents, and campus law enforcement. The 2016 measure was approved in the House but did not get through the Senate Judiciary Committee.
 

NY: New York law banning right to bear “electronic” arms faces lawsuit
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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A New York law making it illegal for members of the public to possess "electronic" arms like Tasers is facing a federal lawsuit claiming that making such possession a criminal misdemeanor is a violation of the Second Amendment.

New York, one of five states outlawing electronic weapons, is being sued (PDF) by the Firearms Policy Foundation and Matthew Avitabile—the mayor of Middleburgh, New York. Avitabile wants to purchase a Taser for self-defense. But New York Penal Law § 265.01 says, "A person is guilty of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree when:(1) He or she possesses any firearm, electronic dart gun, electronic stun gun..."
 

Five Great Home Defense Shotguns for Your Christmas Wish List
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Home defense is important regardless of whether you dwell in the city or the country, as home invaders have shown their willingness to strike urban and rural settings alike. And when it is your door they kick against, a great measure of confidence can be derived from a trusty shotgun.

With these things in mind–and with Christmas fast approaching–Breitbart News thought it apropos to compile a list of five home defense shotguns, any one of which would make a great addition to your Christmas wish list.
 

OK: Tulsa Homeowner Shoots Man In Possible Break-In
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Officers say at about 1:15 a.m., man jumped over the homeowner's fence and tried to break into a bedroom door, which led to the home's backyard.

Police say the homeowner grabbed his girlfriend's pistol and started shooting at the intruder through the door.

They said 32-year-old Perry Wallace was hit several times. EMSA took him to the hospital with what police said were non-life threatening injuries.

The homeowner's four children, ages four through 12 and his girlfriend were in the home at the time.

Police say they believe it was a matter of self-defense and that Wallace made a bad decision.
 

Shotgun debate: Does length matter?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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If you’re into starting ugly debates online, go to a shotgun forum and ask which barrel length is best. Of all the contentious topics in the world of firearms, this one elicits some of the most ferocious and deeply divided responses.

It seems at choosing the right barrel length for your shotgun should be a pretty simple decision—far simpler than, say, the nuanced sciences of choke selection or the proper shot size for hunting game. But the barrel battle still wages. So, what’s the truth?
 

NV: Countdown to legal pot: Can I carry a firearm and marijuana together?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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The Elko Daily Free Press is counting down the days until marijuana is legal in Nevada by answering questions concerning the law.

Q: Will Nevada residents be able to carry a firearm and marijuana on their person at the same time?

Nevada residents will be able to have a legal firearm and their legal marijuana on their person at the same time.

Though there is some ambiguity regarding what gun owners who use marijuana will be allowed to do come Jan. 1, Elko County Sheriff Jim Pitts said recreational marijuana will likely be treated the same way alcohol is in regard to carrying firearms.
 

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