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The social-networking police
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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"... Superintendent Bob Hamilton," Whitworth reports, "says [that if people photographed with knives] were posing in a public place, like on the street or a park, the law has been broken and they'll be arrested. Even when pictures are taken in private, though, which isn't technically breaking the law, he says the weapons are so dangerous his officers pay a visit to the people involved."

You read that correctly. Even though the law has not been broken, these "social networking police" believe they have the authority and obligation to harass citizens at home. This harassment is based solely on the idea that these people might break the law in the future, even though they haven't done anything illegal.
 

TX: The right to bear arms
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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President Obama has now signed into law a bill that went into effect Feb. 22 that makes it legal for concealed carry holders to lawfully carry in National Parks. Now legally licensed individuals may do so freely with much less fear. Last year, 3,760 major crimes were committed in National Parks, ranging from murders to rapes. Our National Parks comprise some 85 million acres and are patrolled by only 1,200 Rangers.
 

VA: Legislative hits and misses
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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MISS Guns over cops

Given a choice between the Second Amendment lobby and the law-and-order lobby, McDonnell chose guns. Lawmakers passed a bill allowing those with concealed-carry permits to bring their weapons into places that serve alcohol. Virginia Beach Police Chief Jake Jacocks compared the combination of firearms and alcohol to drinking and driving, pleading on behalf of the state's police chiefs for the governor to veto the legislation. McDonnell's spokesman said that won't happen.
 

OH: Columbus: Third defensive use of a pistol in less than seven days.
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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According to Erick Tehoke he was sitting in his SUV at an ATM when a man approach and demanded his money. Tehoke instintively drew his defensive pistol and never fired a shot, proving a claim this organization has made since our inception: Crimes can be deterred without a shot being fired, and they won't be documented by law enforcement statistics. Tehoke states in the video on 10TV's website that after drawing his firearm he realized his attacker was displaying no weapons and the perceived threat de-escalated in more ways that one.
 

AZ: Daughter's ex-boyfriend shot by dad during assault
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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When the pair arrived at the house, the woman got out of Fuches' vehicle and kicked it. Police said Fuches then got out of the vehicle and started choking the woman.

The woman's father, who was inside the house at the time, heard the commotion and looked out his second-story window to see what was happening.

After yelling at Fuches to stop choking his daughter, the 56-year-old man got his gun and fired a shot out the window.
 

IN: Dangerous gun law doesn't deserve support
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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I have been following with dismay the efforts to allow guns to be brought to the workplace.

Nearly 77 percent of workplace homicides are committed with firearms and murder is the leading cause of injury-related deaths for women there. More than 60 percent of disgruntled employees have threatened to assault or kill managers in the last year. Finally, a study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that workplaces where guns were permitted were five to seven times more likely to be the site of homicides than workplaces where guns were banned.
 

Doug Casey on All Things Fun (ATF)
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Doug: Times were that to be a freeman meant to be a person who could possess weapons. They were not just a symbol of freedom but the means for securing it and maintaining it. Only slaves were disarmed – or, for that matter, allowed themselves to be legally disarmed. But that's exactly the direction the U.S. is going, and indeed most of the world.

I'm a firm believer that everyone ought to be able to carry any arm they wish. It's a matter of your rights as a free and sovereign individual. And guns, the "great equalizers," put 90-pound girls on a level playing field with 250-pound men half again as tall.

L: That's not a level playing field; the guy's a much bigger target!
 

VA: Va. police chiefs want handgun-in-bar legislation vetoed
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Virginia's police chiefs are asking Gov. Bob McDonnell to veto legislation that would allow people to carry concealed handguns into bars, calling it a "recipe for disaster."

Virginia Beach police Chief Jake Jacocks Jr. compared the combination of firearms and alcohol to drinking and driving in a letter sent to McDonnell on behalf of the state association of chiefs.

But their efforts seem unlikely to sway McDonnell, as the governor's office said he will sign the bill.

McDonnell's office said that while the governor appreciates the work and comments of the police chiefs, he will continue to protect and uphold the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.
 

OH: Second Amendment March bus trip
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Place your reservations here for the bus trips to the Second Amendment March!

We will run two trips, one originating in Cleveland stopping in Youngstown and a second originating from Cincinnati with stops in Dayton and Columbus. Buses are scheduled to arrive in Washington, DC around 9:30 in the morning and will depart after the March at 4pm.

Meals are extra. Reservations are non-refundable*. Seating is limited, so don't delay!
 

FL: Guns over religion
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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To adopt a child in Florida, prospective parents fill out a form that asks, among other questions, the applicant's religious affiliation. The same form asks nothing about firearms possession, but some adoption agencies have been doing so on their own.

...a couple of bills are now sailing unopposed through the state House and Senate that would prohibit adoption agencies from asking any questions about firearms. That, advocates say, would violate the Second Amendment and current Florida law.

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Oddly, though, these same bills are silent on the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of religion. If they become law, it'll be illegal to ask whether you keep your Glock locked, but legal to ask if you are Catholic or Muslim or atheist.
 

AK: Pass the ammunition
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Not long ago...Anchorage attorney and gun rights activist Wayne Anthony Ross was telling Flashlight how difficult it was to gather political support for specific group of people for whom Second Amendment rights were compromised—felons. ... The problem, in the eyes of Ross and other gun activists, is that Alaska laws restricting gun rights don’t match very cleanly with federal laws that extinguish a person’s gun rights whenever a state restricts those rights, even just a little.

A felon convicted in state court may have their rights re-instated so they can hunt or carry a firearm in bear country, but state restrictions on their right to carry a concealed weapon turn into a straight-up ban under the federal law.
 

Bearing Arms: A Right ... and a Duty?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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He observes that in the Constitution there are only a very few specific entities that are recognized to have an independent existence. One of those few is the militia. The Founding Fathers presumed that the militia existed as a lawful and necessary organization in the several states even without the Constitution or the federal structure of government. Viera finds that the duty to serve in the militia, the duty to arm oneself for that duty, and the duty of the militia to exist and to act were fundamental duties (and rights) of citizens.
 

IA: Concealed weapons move gets new life
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Legislation to make Iowa a “shall-issue” state for concealed weapons permits is getting a second life in the waning days of the 2010 legislative session.

Although the legislation died in the second funnel deadline two weeks ago, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, D-Des Moines, said the topic surfaced in a Democratic caucus and about two-thirds of his members were interested in giving it another look. A shell bill declaring the House Public Safety Committee’s intent to write legislation had 44 co-sponsors.

House File 2528, he said, would standardize the criteria for getting concealed weapons permits and require sheriffs to issue the permits if Iowans meet those criteria. It also would hide the permits from the public.
 

Starbucks, Guns, and Property Rights
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The controversy over guns and Starbucks provides us with an opportunity to understand the relationship between gun rights and property rights.

The gun-control crowd is upset with Starbucks because the chain is permitting people to openly carry firearms into its stores. They say that this is carrying the right to keep and bear arms too far.

On the other hand, some gun-rights advocates are claiming that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of people to keep and bear arms in Starbucks.

As a private business, Starbucks has the right to operate its business any way it sees fit. If it wants to permit people to bring weapons into the store, that is its right. That’s what private ownership entails.
 

IL: Ban on assault weapons makes its way to Illinois House
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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An Illinois ban on assault weapons gained initial traction on Wednesday.

A House committee dominated by Chicago Democrats approved the measure on a vote of 7-4. It now makes its way to the full House.

The hot button issue has been proposed frequently since a federal ban on semiautomatic weapons expired in 2004. But it has failed to become law in Illinois.

The issue showcased the ideological difference between gun opponents, who are supported by Chicago Democrats, and gun advocates, who are supported by Downstate lawmakers. Some law enforcement members say the weapons are tools for murder, while gun advocates say a ban would impede on their Second Amendment rights.
 

FL: FAU Student: Ordering Ammo on Campus Was a "Really Stupid Idea"
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Unless they're going to put up a wall around campus with metal detectors or armed security officers in every classroom, then yes. Professional adults should be allowed to carry guns on campus. When they ban guns on campus, people feel safe, but when I go to class, cell phones don't work and there's no escape. You're basically fish in a barrel if someone wanted to shoot up the school. [Federal court case] McDonald vs. Chicago is deciding whether the Second Amendment applies to the state. Right now, it only applies to the federal government, and this means the federal government can't enact a law that bans guns on campus. Depending on the outcome of that case, carrying a gun on-campus might be legal next year.
 

Fiction writer Janet Evanovich promotes anti-gun agenda
Submitted by: Anonymous

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At the repeated behest of my wife, I sat down to read my first Janet Evanovich book, Plum Spooky. You may wonder what a fiction writer has to do with gun rights. Unfortunately, far more than you might think, because modern media has learned how to promote their anti-self-defense message in more and more subtle ways.
 

NY: County calls out anti-gun measures
Submitted by: NYSRPA-PVF
Website: http://www.nysrpa-pvf.org

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The county Legislature is calling on local members of the New York State Legislature to help block a trio of gun-control measures proposed by downstate legislators. Legislators John Syracuse, R-Newfane, and John Ceretto, R-Lewiston, put up resolutions Tuesday denouncing three proposed state laws that affect gun ownership. The resolutions were approved by unanimous vote of the county body.
 

WV: Bias says arrest an 'honest mistake'
Submitted by: West Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc.
Website: http://www.wvcdl.org/

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Cabell County Commission President Scott Bias on Wednesday said his May 2009 arrest at Myrtle Beach International Airport resulted from nothing more than an honest mistake.

It occurred May 17, 2009, as Bias went through federal airport screening. The X-ray machine detected a handgun in his possession, according to Bias and court documents filed in Horry County, S.C.

"It was just a plain old, honest mistake, and now it's just mudslinging in the election," Bias said Monday.

Local authorities in South Carolina charged Bias, who this year is seeking his second term in office, with misdemeanor unlawful carrying of a pistol.
 

TX: TCC Students Win Empty Gun Holster Court Fight
Submitted by: Rick Schwartz

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When some Tarrant County College students staged a protest for the right to carry licensed, concealed handguns, they didn't realize it would turn into a three-year fight over empty gun holsters.

The college said it didn't want students wearing the empty holsters on campus. The school was afraid other students might think there were guns inside the holsters or that some students might use the occasion to bring guns to campus
 

Church Security Training- Is It Needed?
Submitted by: Gideon Protective Services, Inc.
Website: http://www.executive-protection-services.com

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Apparently if you listen to Mr. Everitt he is implying self defense is not allowed in places of worship. And if you are armed then you are “clearly deranged”. You have to be kidding me right? Reference his quote from above the answer is YES! Of course we want the quote un-quote good guy left standing. That is the point of self defense. How can anyone act so cowardly as to want anything else but the good guy left standing. Maybe he likes being a sheep and hoping the wolf will pass him by, but I for one will not let that happen. Self defense is a right and it doesn’t matter whether your in church or not, period! Churches need to protect their people and there is nothing wrong with good, hardworking, decent people arming themselves incase violence visits them at church or any other place for that matter. I guess you can wait the standard 5-10 minute response time for the overworked Law Enforcement community to respond. How long does it take a dirtbag to shoot and kill people anyway Mr. Everitt? Let me tell you the answer-Less time than it takes the Police to get there. If you want to be a sheepdog and not a lap dog, then get some training and protect yourself and those around you, including Mr. Everitt.
 

WV: Pistols: Why tax free?
Submitted by: West Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc.
Website: http://www.wvcdl.org/

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Most West Virginia legislators are terrified of the gun lobby, which exerts remarkable political power in rural regions. So when the National Rifle Association asked for a sales tax holiday on gun purchases, lawmakers stampeded it through on the final day of the 2010 regular session.

The state Senate approved it 25 to 9. We're proud that all four Kanawha County senators - Dan Foster, Brooks McCabe, Erik Wells and Corey Palumbo - voted against the exalted status for guns. So did Sen. Jesse Guills, R-Greenbrier, who said the bill would make West Virginia the butt of late-night TV jokes.
 

Can health care bill still endanger gun owners?
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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"Acknowledging 'no small amount of vindication' for Gun Owners of America (when Sen. Reid added gun owner protections to a bill GOA's critics said didn't even affect guns), I still believe there are dangers that we will face should this be signed into law."
 

TX: Tarrant County College violated students' rights, federal judge rules
Submitted by: Rick Schwartz

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FORT WORTH -- A federal judge has ruled that Tarrant County College violated the First Amendment rights of two students when it prohibited their attempts to stage empty-holster protests last fall.

U.S. District Judge Terry R. Means permanently enjoined TCC Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley and the college from blocking empty-holster protests on campus, including in the classroom.
 

MO: Washington, MO pays ex cop $100,000.00 out of court settlement
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And of course no police anywhere have a quota system according to them but this cop got fired for blowing the whistle on television after the city put a quota system into effect.
Of course the city admitted to no wrong doing in the out of court settlement.
 

Make would-be Tea Party leaders prove they support Second Amendment
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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"What I want to avoid is an opportunistic and cynical 'if you can't lick' em, join 'em and take 'em over' manipulation of the honest outrage that is motivating our countrymen to become involved in a movement. The two best ways of ensuring that: We each must take the time to read and study the Constitution and the Bill of Rights so that we understand the proper limited role of government in securing the Blessings of Liberty, and so that we can guard our unalienable rights against abridgment through fraudulent and forceful usurpation of power. And we must hold those who would represent us to exacting standards of fidelity and accountability to their oaths to the Constitution."
 

OH: Bill for restaurant carry and vehicle gun transport reform introduced in Ohio
Submitted by: Daniel White
Website: http://www.OhioCCW.org

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Ohio Senate Bill 239 was introduced yesterday by Senators Tim Schaffer, R-Lancaster, and Shannon Jones, R-Springboro. The bill has two primary provisions for reform: restaurant carry and vehicle carry.
 

Taking the Tenth
Submitted by: Larry

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Now, if Idaho passes a law (I’m making this up) saying that no restrictions on the ownership of guns will be enforced within the state, Washington might choose discretion over valor and ignore it. Legalizing marijuana, however, or refusing to accept compulsory medical care, would be a direct if not necessarily intentional challenge to the power of the central government. The feds could not afford to let either of these things slide. The danger of the precedent to the grip of the governing classes would be too great. A deadly serious confrontation would ensue.

What could, or would, the federal government do in response to defiance? Send the Marines to occupy Sacramento? Or the FBI to arrest Arnold and the legislature of California?

Or cut off California’s financial water? No bailout for the state’s tottering economy, no more fat subsidies to the universities, and so on?
 

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