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Oregon Democrat confirms amnesty danger to gun rights
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.DavidCodrea.com

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"Calling it the 'civil rights battle' for millennials that will decide who controls the the country for the next three decades, Democrat Rep. Kurt Schrader of Oregon says immigration 'will decide who is in charge of this country for the next 20 or 30 years'..." ...
 

Left’s hypocrisy shows in move by I-594 backers to join lawsuit
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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... "Some people in the firearms community wonder whether I-594 backers didn’t intervene just as a way of raising money. Yesterday, an e-mail from I-594 campaign manager Zach Silk was sent to supporters:" ...
 

Getting a gun legally in Europe may be hard, but terrorists have little trouble
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Europe, a continent long known for the rarity of gun violence, is confronting twin challenges that give the issue sudden urgency: a growing population of radicalized young men determined to strike targets close to home, and a black market awash in high-powered weapons."

"The problem has been rendered vividly in recent weeks by a pair of deadly assaults that each paralyzed a European capital. In Paris and Copenhagen, the attacks were carried out by former small-time criminals turned violent extremists who obtained military-grade illicit weapons with apparent ease." ...
 

FedEx won’t ship the box that makes homemade metal semi-automatic rifles
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Defense Distributed, the group that pioneered 3D printed firearms in 2013, informed its customers on Tuesday that FedEx has refused to ship the company’s latest product, a computer-numerically-controlled (CNC) mill—dubbed the 'Ghost Gunner.'"

"'I've got an account with another courier, but FedEx is bewildering because the reason I started with them in the first place was their [National Rifle Association] advantage program,' the company’s founder, Cody Wilson, told Ars by text message."

"FedEx did not immediately respond to Ars’ request for comment, but spokesman Scott Fiedler told Wired on Tuesday:"
"This device is capable of manufacturing firearms, and potentially by private individuals. ..." ...
 

Gutfeld: ‘Gun-Free Is Music To The Ears Of Fiends’
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Fox News Channel host Greg Gutfeld declared 'the phrase 'gun-free zone' is liberal for ‘sitting duck.' Gun-free is music to the ears of fiends who target the unarmed on purpose' on Tuesday’s broadcast of 'The Five.'"

"'So, Somali terrorists have threatened america’s biggest mall, a threat that reveals an obvious truth, that the phrase 'gun-free zone' is liberal for 'sitting duck.' Gun-free is music to the ears of fiends who target the unarmed on purpose' he stated." ...
 

NRA Donations Increase Post-Sandy Hook: Up to $96.4M in 2013
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"New filings show that donations to the National Rifle Association have 'soared' following the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut in December of 2012."

"The filings reveal that NRA donations for 2013 clocked-in at $96.4M, an 11.5% increase from 2012."

"Money poured into to the NRA once certain states and the federal government began agitating for more gun control after the Sandy Hook shooting." ...
 

Why Is The ATF Moving To Ban Common Rifle Ammo?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Gun-rights groups are in an uproar over an ammunition ban proposed by the [ATF]. The ATF says it wants to ban M855 ball ammunition, a .223 (or 5.56 mm) rifle bullet that has been used by American citizens for decades. The ATF says it wants to ban this popular bullet because it is 'armor piercing.'"

"The law at the basis of this debate is the Gun Control Act of 1968 ..." ...

"Now, to be as nitpicky as the law, the M855 ball ammunition the ATF wants to ban as 'armor piercing' doesn’t have a core made of the metals listed in what legally makes a bullet 'armor piercing.' The M855 actually has a lead core with a steel tip. Also, the M855 is traditionally a rifle cartridge and the ban only covers handgun ammunition. ..." ...
 

Guns don't deter sexual assaults
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The risk and response to campus sexual assault has been a blazing hot topic as of late, not just at our nation's colleges and universities but on Capitol Hill as well. The often-repeated yet exaggerated claim that one in five college females are sexually assaulted during their undergraduate years has pushed congressional legislation designed to reduce the peril."

"At the same time, a string of high-profile lawsuits brought by rape victims against their school administrations has prompted the Department of Education to launch investigations at dozens of institutions ..."

"The hype and hysteria — far out of proportion with the actual risk — have opened the door for pro-gun advocates to promote their right-to-carry agenda: ..." ...
 

Scenarios made possible by on-campus guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"As a recently retired professor from the University of Arkansas, where I taught and conducted research for 25 years (1987-2012), I find Fayetteville Republican state Rep. Charlie Collins' proposed legislation to allow licensed university and college faculty and staff members to carry concealed handguns on campus not only alarming but muddleheaded. Collins argues allowing faculty and staff to carry concealed handguns is likely to deter 'crazy killers' from attacking innocent people on college campuses. One has to wonder whether Collins has spent any time at all considering the dangers should faculty and staff choose to 'strap up.'" ...
 

Death Of An Armed Citizen And Hero: 10th Anniversary
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Today marks the tenth anniversary of a mass shooting in which a courageous armed citizen ended the carnag."

"Tragically, the bullets from Mark Wilson’s subcompact Colt .45 auto were stopped on the killer’s vest, and he was able to shoot and murder Wilson. But after that he fled, and he inflicted no further gunshot wounds. In the pursuit that followed, the murderer was shot and killed by Lt. Rusty Jacks of Tyler PD." ...
 

This Is What Happens to A Disarmed Populace: Mexico’s Extra-Judicial Killing Edition [Video NSFW]
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The following story – republished with permission from borderlandbeat.com – chronicles an extra-judicial killing caught on tape. The soldiers involved are members of GATES, the Mexican Army’s Special Forces. Our source says that the Mexican Army in general and GATES in particular are known for their disinclination to take prisoners. This against the backdrop of Mexico’s notoriously corrupt judicial system. (Which explains but doesn’t excuse the murder.) Once again,I’d like to point out that Mexico’s lawlessness is directly related to their citizens’ lost gun rights . . ." ...
 

DoJ won’t charge Zimmerman; Maybe media demonization is enough
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The Justice Department announced today that it will not file criminal charges against George Zimmerman, the Florida resident and neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012, but that didn’t stop the New York Times from resorting to what some believe is a visual demonization of Zimmerman."

"In its headline story today, the Times once again dredged up the image of Martin as a smiling youngster, placing that next to the image of an unshaven Zimmerman. Critics have argued that this has been done to create the impression that Zimmerman shot a child." ...
 

ID: Citizens stick to their guns on concealed carry
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Several dozen community members marched from the courthouse to the Tabernacle civic center Saturday, proudly carrying guns, flags and signs, rallying in support of House Bill 89."

"House Bill 89, which is currently waiting for a hearing with the House State Affairs House Committee, would allow citizens to carry guns without a concealed weapons permit."

"Currently Idahoans must have a license to carry a concealed weapon."

"Rep. Ronald Nate attended the rally and shared his views on concealed carry." ...
 

KS: Kansas Would Loosen Gun Laws
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Kansas lawmakers want to allow public employees to bring concealed handguns to work and, in another proposed law, let people carry concealed weapons without a permit."

"Senate Bill 65 , introduced on Jan. 22, would require 'public employers' to allow workers who have Kansas concealed-carry permits to carry concealed handguns on the job. The bill has been referred to the state Senate Committee on Federal and State Affairs,"

"The bill defines public employers as 'any state agency, department, board, commission, institution or bureau and any city, county or other municipality that employs one of more individuals.'" ...
 

SC: Senate rejects attempts to weaken domestic violence gun ban
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "'I support our Second Amendment rights as much as anyone in this room, but I also support the rights of those who need protection from those who threaten their lives. This isn’t a gun grab as some have called it. If you do the right thing and live your life respecting the lives of others, you will never have to worry about your gun rights. Those who abuse the law lose those rights.'" ...
 

KS: Senate bill moves to erase ambiguity in child protection law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Single-parent Theodore Redick discovered in January an ambiguity in Kansas law related to protection of children from dangerous weapons."

"Motivation to explore state statute arose when his 6-year-old son, Gabriel, returned to Kansas City, Kan., from a visit to his mother’s apartment. The boy reported a handgun had been left on his mom’s bedroom dresser during the night."

"'I was very concerned that this weapon was so carelessly left out within reach and view of my son,' Redick told legislators Tuesday. 'I contacted the police department. I was appalled when they informed me that it was not illegal to have a firearm around and accessible to a child.'" ...
 

WV: Local Sheriff Opposes Conceal Carry Bill in WV
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "There are more than a dozen firearm bills circulating through the state capitol."

"Some senators say this is a second amendment issue, saying all the permit law does is disarm law-abiding citizens. But the state Sheriff's Association likes the law the way it is, saying carrying a deadly weapon should mandate some training."

"Locally, some law enforcement officials are not happy about this bill either." ...
 

WY: Gun bill isn’t about constitutional rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A couple of weeks ago the Wyoming House of Representatives passed House Bill 114, sending to the Senate a law that gives citizens with a concealed weapons permit the right to carry guns into sporting events, schools (including the university) and the Legislature. Some supporters argued their position was based on the Second Amendment to the Constitution; some argued that schools and sporting events would be safer if more attendees were packing; regrettably, one or both arguments convinced 42 of 59 representatives to vote for the bill."

"Because it’s easy, let’s dispense with the constitutional argument first. ..." ...
 

ID: Loertscher asks Gun Groups to Dial it Down
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Tom Loertscher said Tuesday that supporters of the 'constitutional carry' bill are calling his house and harassing his family."

"Loertscher, R-Iona, the chairman of the House State Affairs committee, stood up during Tuesday morning’s House of Representatives session to ask them to 'cease and desist.' He said other lawmakers, including House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, and other State Affairs Committee members, have also been getting a lot of calls and emails on the issue." ...
 

MI: House Dems propose universal background check, open carry amendments to Michigan gun bills
Submitted by: Corey Salo

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"Michigan's Republican-led House on Tuesday rejected Democratic amendments to a series of gun-related bills and could vote as soon as Wednesday on the closely watched legislation." ...

"State Rep. Jim Townsend, D-Royal Oak, proposed expanding the legislation to require universal background checks for all gun show purchases or sales between private parties, which he said would 'close a loophole big enough to drive an armored truck through.'" ...

"Tom Lambert, vice president of Michigan Open Carry Inc., said he was happy that Schor's amendment failed on the floor Tuesday and was 'insulted' by the 'loophole' terminology." ...
 

High court weighs right of convicted felon to sell guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"The Supreme Court is considering a tricky dilemma faced by people who legally own guns, but are then convicted of a serious crime and have to get rid of them."

"Since federal law bars convicted felons from possessing firearms, how can those guns be sold or transferred without running afoul of the law?"

"The quandary, which has divided lower courts, came up Tuesday as the justices weighed the unusual case of Tony Henderson, a former U.S. Border Patrol agent from Florida who was arrested and charged with distributing marijuana."

"Henderson had turned over 19 firearms valued at more than $3,500 to the FBI as a condition of his release. After pleading guilty, Henderson wanted to transfer the weapons to his wife ..." ...
 

Marianas: Mariana Islands has Date for Second Amendment Hearing
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The Federal court in the Northern Mariana Islands has set a date for the hearing on summary judgment for the lawsuit to uphold the second amendment in the Islands. From mvariety.com:"

"THE District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands scheduled a March 12, 2015 hearing on the motion for a summary judgment on the constitutionality the commonwealth Weapons Control Act being challenged by a U.S. Navy Gulf War veteran and his wife." ...
 

WV: Are West Virginia gun owners’ rights being infringed on?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"There is no controversy on the need to train inexperienced drivers, usually young people, on how to drive a car before granting them a license to do so."

"Automobiles are highly useful. But operated by someone untrained, automobiles are dangerous."

"Yet no lobbying group is pushing to remove the requirement for drivers to be trained, tested and licensed."

"So it makes one wonder why the [NRA] is pushing West Virginia legislators to change the law regarding concealed carry permits in West Virginia."

"To be clear, most adults don’t need a permit or a license to legally carry a gun in West Virginia. Adults with no felony convictions can go to most public and private places with a handgun strapped to their belt. ..." ...
 

TX: Poll reveals Texans' thoughts on gun rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A third of Texans think gun laws in the state need to be stricter."

"That's the finding of a new poll by the University of Texas and the Texas Tribune."

"Of those surveyed, 36 percent said current laws are not strict enough, while 22 percent said they're too strict."

"The Senate State Affairs Committee voted earlier this month in favor of a bill that allows the open carry of handguns."

"Ten percent of the survey respondents said guns should always be allowed in public. Another 22 percent said open carry should be legal if gun owners have a license." ...
 

TX: Gun advocates group plans open carry rally
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Supporters of a bill that would allow unlicensed Texas gun owners to legally carry their weapons in open view are planning a support rally in Amarillo."

"Open Carry Texas staff will meet at the corner of Soncy Road and Westgate Parkway at 3 p.m. Saturday to conduct their first 'open carry walk' in Amarillo, according to a news release from the group."

"Organizers are calling the event “a peaceful demonstration to raise awareness” about the gun debate in Texas." ...
 

DC: FOX 5's Emily Miller gets DC gun carry permit approved (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Just seven months ago, D.C. was the only place in the country that did not allow anyone to legally carry a gun outside the home. A federal court ruled that violated the Second Amendment. So now, the police department is issuing carry permits to a few people."

"I have been doing a series to show how the nation's capital has abided by the federal court ruling." ...
 

NJ: Don't prosecute man for 300-year-old gun (third letter)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "Isn't it bad enough we live in the state that was first to ratify the Bill of Rights, including the Second Amendment, and is also the state where it's hardest to get a gun permit? Now some poor guy who had a 300-year-old flintlock pistol in his vehicle and was honest enough to tell an officer has been arrested." ...
 

TX: Open carry downside (second letter)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Regarding 'Gun bills pass first heated test' (Page A1, Feb. 13), one hears from gun proponents the following mantra: 'The only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.' While there is some truth to this, it neglects the fact that two good guys with guns can easily become two dead guys with guns if one misinterprets the intentions of the other." ...
 

CO: Gun debate illustrates lack of core values
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The recent controversy with state Sen. Kerry Donovan raises many questions about beliefs around guns. As Mick Ireland wrote, Donovan is likely to lose her next election no matter how she votes on large gun magazines. He also mentions the belief by many conservatives that their guns will protect them from losing their liberty to a totalitarian government. As usual, the Democrat has caved in, and Democrats in general have been out-messaged with propaganda."

"I personally warned Sen. Mark Udall that the Democrats lacked 'identity and narrative.' His campaign addressed neither and he lost. National Democrats have now figured this out. They are going to try to fix it. ..." ...
 

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