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NJ: New Jersey Continues To Trash Second Amendment In Right To Carry Lawsuit
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"On March 16, the New Jersey Attorney General filed its final lower court response in the recently-filed lawsuit challenging New Jersey’s extreme and subjective handgun carry laws."

"As in its previous papers, the Attorney General again trashed the Second Amendment, arguing that the right to bear arms does not apply outside the home, and that New Jersey’s carry laws are constitutional and necessary to protect the public from those who legally carry firearms." ...
 

Press continues (sober?) assault on right to keep and bear arms
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "... Here’s the last column I wrote about the sorry fabrication and subsequent hole-digging by Rachel Stewart of the Taranaki Daily News (and her editor ... While I thought I’d pretty much wrung that exchange…uh…dry, a new development merits taking a sober look at Ms. Stewart’s state of mind while she was arguing how misunderstood she was by those of us who were at the time. Sober."

"'It has been three weeks today since a drop of liquor has crossed my lips,' she writes in her Feb. 21 offering titled 'This dry run gives me a clearer view of life.'" ...
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Author's Note: This afternoon's Gun Rights Examiner column notes some "Authorized Journalists" might drive a man to drink--if they weren't hogging the bottle for themselves.
 

Press Continues Assault
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "If anything, the bias appears to be getting worse. As the November elections appear to have resulted in a temporary reprieve from new federal legislative infringements, and as many states are moving to relax gun restrictions, hysteria from our supposed 'government watchdogs' is becoming more shrill. Here are a few recent examples:" ...
 

Firearms Freedom Act supporters not legitimate participants in polical process?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Actually, the claim that supporters of this legislation 'are unaware of' implications beyond gun laws is not really borne out by facts. Montana's FFA was introduced by Joel Boniek, who was then a Montana State Representative. As the Flathead Beacon reported at that time:" ...
 

“It is now crystal clear that the State of New Jersey has no intention of ever respecting the right to defend yourself ...” [Title too long]
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"So sayeth the Scott Bach, President of the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs [above]. His statement follows the Garden State AG's response to their lawsuit against the State of New Jersey’s 'extreme and subjective handgun carry laws.' ..."
 

The Timeless Legacy Of The Gun Control Lobby
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "While the reasons for their inability to captivate their audience are many, one of the primary factors involved in their fall from grace is profoundly simple--hypocrisy. In one high-profile example after another, prominent gun control advocates are caught preaching about the limitations that should be imposed on the law-abiding, general public's right to own and carry guns while being called out in embarrassing public revelations where they are found to be personally practicing that which they are condemning. ..." ...
 

February sees 13.6% increase in firearms sales checks over same month last year
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The February 2011 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 963,746 is an increase of 13.6 percent over the NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 848,036 from February 2010."

"For comparison, the unadjusted February 2011 NICS figure of 1,463,138 is an increase of 18.2 percent over the unadjusted NICS figure of 1,237,617 from February 2010. ..." ...
 

Obama Gears Up for a Gun Fight, but Doesn’t Fire on Race
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "But in keeping with the president’s longstanding approach, he was silent about the deeply relevant racial justice questions at the center of the gun debate. Who are those most affected by gun violence? Poor, young blacks in the inner city. Gun violence is twice as prevalent in cities as it is in the suburbs. According to the Department of Justice, 'Most violent gun crime, especially homicide, occurs in cities and urban communities.' And, unsurprisingly, these guns are acquired illegally." ...
 

How Safe is Safe?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"So I was having my semi-daily chin wag with Fearless Leader today, and talk turned to handgun safeties. RF mentioned he’d seen the Kimber Solo up close and personal, and mentioned that it’s safety was a lot easier to operate (in both directions) than that of the new Ruger. I opined that, IMHO, the Springfield XD has the ideal combination of a grip safety and trigger safety. Why that configuration? Well, that leads me to an admission: despite my ability to put shots on target down range, I have one Achilles Heel: I frequently forget to flip off the friggin’ safety." ...
 

Lippard 400-Yard 1911 Test Looms; How Well-Made Are 1911s?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Martin,"

"Karl has had two guns ready for you to evaluate now for more than a couple of weeks. Just waiting to hear from you so that we can put them in your hands. Primarily, you should be testing and evaluating the Combat NCO, but if you want to also do likewise with the Close Quarter Battle Pistol, then we have that available for you too. We are quite anxious for you to get this underway, as the last words on the street in The Truth About Guns produced quite a bit of negativity without evaluation. ..." ...
 

10 Weapons that Changed the World
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"George Washington famously once said 'A free people ought to be armed.' In America, weapons have always been a strong part of the culture — we associate them with freedom, personal independence and self-reliance. During wars, we've depended on the latest innovations to give us an edge against our enemies, hoping to minimize casualties on our side. Only a select few of them, however, have drastically altered the manners in which wars are fought, populations are controlled and foreign policy is handled. The following weapons sent shock waves around the world when they were created — some literally — and, to varying degrees, have altered the course of humanity." ...
 

Made in Connecticut: Colt’s House Pistol
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Also known as the Colt Cloverleaf, the Colt House Pistol was a small 4-shot single-action revolver chambered for .41 short/long rimfire. The image above is a typical example."

"Available with 1.5" and 3" barrels, this gun was designed to fill the same role as a derringer: small personal protection, but with greater ammunition capacity. The frame looks like bronze; there were nickel-plated versions available. The blued versions, and the models with the short barrel, carry a high premium." ...
 

Self-Defense Tip: Two Key Features of Cover and Concealment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The above photo was ripped from a press release on the 2011 IDPA Indoor National Championships. I include it here at the risk of stimulating another debate between the rabbi and Patrick Carrube about the advantages and disadvantages of IDPA competition for shooters trying to hone their real world self-defense shooting skills. Suffice it to say, a mailbox is not cover. The bullet hole in the middle of the mailbox’s flank is a dead giveaway. Literally . . ." ...
 

Tom Mauser and the Fix Gun Checks Tour: Disarming lunatics isn't such a crazy idea
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "At a sparsely attended rally at the Capitol today -- the number of folks behind the podium whose lives had been affected by gun violence far outnumbered the audience -- Mauser was one of several featured speakers who denounced the failure of the current background check system to catch 'prohibited persons' who seek to purchase guns illegally. The gathering was part of the Fix Gun Checks Tour, a multistate campaign launched by Mayors Against Illegal Guns in the wake of the Tucson shootings." ...
 

Pressure mounts on ATF for ‘Gunrunner’ info, answers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has indicated in a letter sent yesterday to the acting head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that he will investigate the Project Gunrunner and Operation Fast and Furious controversies, and has requested all documents and information related to those operations by March 30." ...
 

Operation Gun Walker: An Act of War Against Mexico With One American Murdered Already
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As the sun is rising this morning, it appears more and more that the Obama Administration committed an actual, factual act of war against Mexico through sheer incompetence that has left at least one American border patrol agent murdered." ...
 

ATF Agents write Issa and House Judiciary Committee. "Project Gunrunner or the "walking" guns portion could/should have been prevented."
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Senior Special Agent Vincent Cefalu sent this through the Issa' website portal." ...
 

"Hellooooo! Is anybody home?" I hand deliver Issa's letter to Melson to Fort Apache. Very funny exercise in big men with badges & guns hiding.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"So, I'm typing this late in the afternoon from the Trussville Public Library because I haven't yet been home, my morning and afternoon having been taken up with visits to the lawyer, the doctor, the library downtown to visit a live drop, and finally to the ATF headquarters in Birmingham with a copy of Darrell Issa's letter and my first Timeline, showing my fingerprints all over the early stages of this Gunwalker scandal." ...
 

Welcome to the party, pal! Darrell Issa finally weighs in on Gunwalker Scandal. Has four investigators working the scandal.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Darrell Issa enters ‘Project Gunwalker’ fray"

"Rep. Issa wants answers from ATF on 'gunwalking'" ...

"Excuse me if I don't comment right now, I'm overcome with emotion. The cavalry has finally arrived."
 

Joe Doakes’ Letter to President Obama on Gun Control
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Dear President Obama,"

"I read your recent editorial calling for 'agreement on gun reforms,' assuming that 'almost all gun owners in America are highly responsible.' I did so with a barrel of salt next to my desk. During the campaign, you derided my fellow firearms owners for clinging to 'their guns and their bibles.' It is also highly disingenuous that the same man in charge of enforcing the present firearms laws—which permitted hundreds of guns to flow into criminal hands via 'Project Gunwalker'—is now advocating for 'consensus' to 'prevent future bloodshed.' ..." ...
 

Can the 'Fix Gun Checks Act' prevent violence? Can it respect liberty?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The more one looks at President Obama's guest editorial in the Arizona Daily Star (as we did here Monday), and Senator Chuck Schumer's (D-NY) S. 436, the 'Fix Gun Checks Act of 2011,' (as we did here, briefly, Tuesday), the more apparent it becomes that Obama's editorial was tailor-made to drum up public support for S. 436. ..." ...
 

Obama on Guns: Nice Words, But Must Show Leadership
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"President Obama has broken his silence on the gun issue. His opinion piece in Sunday’s Arizona Daily Star is a meticulously worded effort to define a middle ground on the issue on the President’s terms, and then to invite those serious about finding solutions to join him in that middle, where ultimate agreement is possible. Although one gets the distinct impression that the President would prefer not to receive a positive reaction from gun control advocates like myself, I can’t do him that favor." ...
 

Joe Biden's Office Joins Gun Policy Discussions
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"With the Obama administration gearing up for its first attempt at reforming federal gun policy, Vice President Joe Biden’s office has begun assuming more of an active role." ...
 

The President on Guns: What Does it Mean?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"President Obama has broken his silence on the gun issue. His opinion piece in Sunday's Arizona Daily Star is a meticulously worded effort to define a middle ground on the issue on the president's terms, and then to invite those serious about finding solutions to join him in that middle, where ultimate agreement is possible. Although one gets the distinct impression that the president would prefer not to receive a positive reaction from gun control advocates like myself, I can't do him that favor." ...
 

NRA misfires on gun policy discussion
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The arrogance of the National Rifle Association is breathtaking. An invitation from President Obama to join a discussion about gun policy was dismissed out of hand by Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s executive vice president." ...
 

Idaho House passes guns-on-campus bill
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Idaho lawmakers moved one step closer to making it legal for students and faculty to have firearms on the campuses of colleges and universities, voting yesterday 41-28 on a measure that prohibits higher education facilities to ban or regulate guns." ...
 

OK: Residents Express Concern On Bennett Open-Carry Bill
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Some Oklahoma residents expressed doubts about a potential Open-Carry Law proposed by Rep. John Bennett."

"Bennett's bill initially proposed that if people felt threatened or in danger, they can carry guns openly." ...

"'The main concern, of course, with everybody is nobody wants an Oklahoma Corral situation where people will just start pulling out guns and shooting and hurting innocent people,' said Don Franz, an Oklahoma City resident." ...
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Submitter's Note: Oklahomans must be inherently murderous then, because this has not been a problem anywhere carry laws have been loosened.
 

MD: Judiciary Committee Squashes Ammo Clip, Gun Dealer Bills
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A House panel this week killed some of the most controversial firearms proposals facing the General Assembly."

"The House Judiciary Committee overwhelmingly voted to squash a pair of identical bills that sought to cut in half the number of bullets a detachable magazine can carry ..." ...
 

OH: Buckeye Firearms Association endorses Mark Noble for Columbus City Council
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) is pleased to announce our endorsement of Mark Noble for Columbus City Council in the May 3rd, 2011 primary election."

"Mark Noble has been involved with and actively advocated the Second Amendment in past runs for office. He is a life member of the Gun Owners of America (as a candidate, achieving their highest rating) and both he and his wife Loretta are NRA Certified Firearms Instructors." ...
 

MO: House passes bill to expand conceal and carry rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The House moved today to slacken the state's gun laws, passing a bill that would reduce the minimum age to conceal and carry, and allow all legislative staff to carry firearms in the state Capitol."

"The bill received strong support from both sides of the aisle, passing by a 124-33 vote." ...
 

TX: House committee clears campus carry bill along party lines
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"After discussing five concealed carry bills in the House Homeland and Public Safety committee Wednesday afternoon -- and after six hours of public testimony -- legislators voted out HB 750 by Rep. Joe Driver (R-Garland) by a 5-3 party-line vote."

"Driver's bill would allow concealed handguns on certain premises of schools and colleges. ..." ...
 

NJ: Attorney General files final lower court response
Submitted by: Mark Steele
Website: http://njfirearms.blogspot.com

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... "It's mind boggling how an educated legal mind cannot grasp the basic concept that legally armed citizens LOWER crime, and that the public benefits from the good guys having guns to keep the bad guys from using theirs."
 

OR: 300 Longview traffic camera tickets dismissed.
Submitted by: none

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... "Longview Police Chief Alex Perez says all notices issued from Feb. 14 through March 9 are being dismissed. At $124 a ticket, that's more than $37,000." ...
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KABA Note: But it's all about safety not revenue, right?
 

NY: Buffalo Police Won’t Trace Guns in Gun Buyback Program (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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