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Military Cartridge Brass Destruction 2010 - Round 2
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The cure that was arranged by Montana Senators Baucus and Tester to fix the intended military destruction of once-fired cartridge brass last year appears to be suffering from a fatal end-run."

"Interested persons will remember that a year ago, helpful intervention by Montana's senators persuaded the Department of Defense to rescind a fresh DoD directive to military installation commanders requiring them to destroy once-fired brass, prior to selling it at auction into the civilian marketplace for ammunition reloading and other purposes."

"An end-run is being done around the rescinding order through quiet and sweetheart side deals with installation commanders ..." ...
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H/t to David Codrea.
 

Record numbers now licensed to pack heat - Firearms deaths fall as millions obtain permits to carry concealed guns
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"Waving a chromed semiautomatic pistol, the robber pushed into the building ... just before 11 p.m. on April 11, 2009. 'Gimme what you got!' he yelled, his gun hand trembling."

"Attorney Jim Corley was one of four people in the room ... 'He said, 'Give me your wallet,' Corley recalled. 'So I reached around to my back pocket and gave him what was there.'"

"Unfortunately for the gunman ... that was Corley’s tiny Kel-Tec .32, hidden in a wallet holster and loaded with a half-dozen hollow points. Corley fired once into the robber's abdomen. The young man turned. Corley fired twice more, hitting him in the neck and again in the torso. Helms ran into the night and collapsed to die on a railroad embankment 100 feet away." ...
 

Concealed carry in Louisiana (and Arkansas) state parks
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"David Codrea writes in his national gun-rights Examiner column this week about a bill introduced in the Louisiana legislature. Senator Troy Hebert has introduced SB534, a proposition which will allow the people of Louisiana to carry in state parks."

"Codrea states, and I agree, Louisiana should capitalize on the momentum from the federal law change allowing for national parks carry. The people of this state should be allowed to protect themselves on state park land as they are allowed in national parks. However, it seems the gun owners of Louisiana are not as familiar with this senate bill as they should be. David Codrea and I are asking all who read this article to post links on their favorite gun websites and spread the word. ..." ...
 

Was there a political motive in Phoenix gun dealer prosecution?
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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... "Yet far too often we see agents of the state trying to do just that--and relying on dirty information and dirtier tactics to make it happen. Add to that the practically unlimited resources the government can bring to bear against an individual, and many just roll over and plea bargain for whatever mercy their groveling can purchase. That and turn state's evidence..."

"Now add to this an element of personal ambition. " ...
 

America under martial law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I concluded my last column, 'Banking on revolution,' by stating, 'America, the first modern country built from the ashes of rebellion, will surely be at the heart of the movement to reclaim fiscal sovereignty for its constituents. ...'"

"In addition to an anticipated expansion of federal dominance through the health care measure, the government consistently reviews the Second Amendment ... with the supposed intention of overturning it so as to remove the people’s agency to arm themselves against its unchecked influence."

"For example, there are now 'more than 20,000 state and federal laws regulating every aspect of the [Second Amendment], a definite infringement,' in the words of Constitutionalist ... Michael LeMieux." ...
 

MSNBC.com report hammers myth that more guns lead to more homicides
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"This morning's report carried by MSNBC.com headlined 'Record numbers now licensed to pack heat' further confirms what gun rights activists have been arguing for years: More guns in private hands does not equate to more homicides."

"It's obvious that Senior News Editor Mike Stuckey did his homework, invested a lot of effort and worked hard to make this a balanced, objective report. What his story revealed comes as no surprise to Second Amendment advocates. America's homicide rate has declined while gun ownership has risen dramatically, and an increasing number of law-abiding citizens are now packing heat." ...
 

Concealed Carry: An Idea Whose Time Is Here
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Good lord, the thing with carrying guns in Starbucks has become a theme in Doonesbury this week. A certain kind of lightweight yuppie seems to morbidly fear those who are comfortable with a power they can't imagine themselves wielding."

"Some fellas just need to unbunch their panties and take a look at real world responsibilities. In a nation of some 320 million people, well under a million police officers simply aren't enough to proactively protect everyone. ... Self-defense is a natural personal responsibility, right up there with first responder emergency medical abilities. Those whose stomachs are too weak to accept their own capability in this regard seek to denigrate those who do live up to their responsibilities. Sad, really." ...
 

And now, with the PSR1A Seismic Intrusion Detectors set on high gain and the earphones around my head, I retire to bed
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The PSR-1A is a Vietnam era seismic sensor designed to detect ground vibrations. It uses wires between the geophones and the box. There are 4 separate inputs and each of these can have a number of sensors. You can tell which of the 4 circuits is active, thereby you know where there is action. It translates the sub sonic signals into the audio spectrum so that you can "hear" them. It is very easy to distinguish a women walking, a man walking or children playing. Deer, cars, trucks, and helicopters all have their own unique sounds which you can recognize without any training. It runs on 6 each D batteries." ...
 

Exercise your gun rights and make a little cash
Submitted by: Liston Matthews
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-28023-Knoxville-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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"Shooters can make money by shipping their empty brass to Lucky Gunner, headquartered in Knoxville."

"Lucky Gunner is buying brass in certain calibers, and suggests that you pick up brass that has been left at your gun range. Details can be found at lucky Gunner's Brass for Cash site."

"So, get out there and pick up that brass! The greenies will be proud of you."

"In other news, The Pirates lost one, and it wasn't to the Phillies, It was to armed security guards. You will recall that the Maersk Alabama was attacked twice, and the second time, she was armed, and prevailed." ...
 

Kayson Helms - Summary Execution for Armed Robbery
Submitted by: Larry

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... "When an armed robbery takes place how often does it result in loss of life? When an armed robbery takes place and one of you concealed carry guys is present, how often does it result in loss of life? The answer to the first one is very low; the answer to the second one is very high. That's why educated and intelligent anti-gun pro-safety experts recommend that cooperation with the robber is the best bet." ...
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KABA Note: Actually Dr. Gary Kleck has demonstrated that defending yourself with a gun is the safest thing to do against violent crime.
 

So George Washington was a socialist, too!
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"It is an annoying habit of politicians and activists on the right to loudly denounce almost anything they don't like as 'unconstitutional' ..."

"Along those lines, one of the favorite complaints against the healthcare reform bill is that the founding document doesn't permit the federal government to order anyone to buy a product or service. ..."

"As every fervent advocate of gun rights ought to know, however, that argument suffers from a glaring historical flaw. Only a few years after the nation's Founding Fathers ratified the Constitution, Congress approved the Militia Act of 1792, which was duly signed by George Washington, then the president and commander in chief." ...
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Submitter's Note: Joe seems to have missed the Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution which authorizes Congress to raise, support, and regulate armed services for the national defense.
 

Gun Control Groups to Starbucks Shareholders: Fight Gun Policy
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Gun violence prevention advocates came to Starbucks' annual shareholders meeting today asking shareholders to challenge the company's policy allowing customers to carry guns into its stores."

"Representatives of Washington Ceasefire and ... the Million Mom March distributed information to shareholders as they entered the meeting ..."

"In addition, Paul Helmke ... sent a letter challenging the policy to the ten largest Starbucks institutional investors, noting that the company had allowed the 'inherently threatening and intimidating' presence of openly carried guns in its stores. ..." ...
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Submitter's Note: Paul give it up. Starbucks has no dog in this fight, and will continue to allow people to obey the law in their stores.
 

Starbucks CEO Wrongly Tells Shareholders: Guns Can't be Loaded
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Chairman, President and [CEO] of the Starbucks Coffee Company, responding to shareholder questions at the company's annual meeting about Starbucks' policy of allowing firearms to be carried into its stores, erred seriously in his answer to the questions."

"CEO Howard Schultz said that only unloaded guns could be brought into Starbucks stores. That is untrue. Only two of the states that permit 'open carry' of firearms require the guns to be unloaded. ..." ...

"'Starbucks has been saying its policy just follows state law,' said Paul Helmke ... 'Not only does Starbucks have the legal right to keep guns out of its stores, but Mr. Schultz apparently does not know that most states allow the guns to be loaded. ...'" ...
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Submitter's Note: I haven't seen a transcript, but I wonder if the questions were pertaining to the CA 'Open Carry' movement? In which case the guns would have to be unloaded.
 

CA: Show of bunk (first letter)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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This is concerning a writer's last sentence "... "You sure won't hear about anyone trying to rob Starbucks "... ." How would it be a deterrent if the guns being toted are free of ammunition as stated in the articles?

How in this day and age are we sure these "free to carry" guns are actually free of ammo? We are no longer a trusting society, and with good reason. Will the guns be opened and offered for view on entry to Starbucks, to reassuringly prove they carry no ammunition?

Either carry a gun legally and out of sight, or wear the uniform that legally carries a gun. The rest is garbage — an egocentric, testosterone-riddled, pathetic show of bunk.

Patty Robins

Livermore
 

CA: Open carry (last letter)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"One way we differ from the rest of the world is that Americans have the legal right to own and carry a gun. It's OK to display our guns, thereby showing our pride in this distinctively American mark."

"Legal or not, I cannot understand why a thing whose only purpose is to kill should be anyone's chosen way to show patriotism."

"Carrying a gun so everyone can see it is intimidating and deeply disturbing. These pages have printed several stories about the loosely organized group 'Open Carry,' along with letters from advocates and opponents." ...

"... if the reason a person wears a real gun openly is that it makes him feel safe, then such a person is misguided, confused or stupid, and shouldn't be allowed to own a gun." ...
 

PA: Two shot, one dead in Elliott home invasion
Submitted by: Henry Statkowski

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"One man was shot dead and another critically wounded Wednesday night after they forced their way into an Elliott apartment and tried to rob the men inside, police said."

"Melvin Montel Johnson, 20, of Sheraden, who was arrested on robbery charges last fall, was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene in the 1000 block of Chartiers Avenue."

"The other man, Tyree Davis, 25, of Fairywood, was shot in the head and torso and was in critical condition at UPMC Mercy."

"Police said Mr. Johnson had his face covered when he barged into the apartment at about 11 p.m."

"Residents of the apartment ran away after the shooting. Detectives recovered several guns from inside, but no arrests have been made." ...
 

MS: Auto parts scrapyard dealer shoots thief
Submitted by: Jeff Pittman, MSFOA
Website: http://www.msfoa.com

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"The owner of a Jackson auto salvage business said a man trying to steal from him charged with a sling blade, so he shot him."

"Masoud Bayati, the owner of M&B Auto Sales on Country Club Drive, said when he went to get a part Tuesday at about noon, he saw the man on his property. When Bayati told him to leave, the man charged him with the blade. Bayati said he picked up a shotgun he had hidden in the grass and shot the man."

"'He didn't know I had a shotgun. He just came to me. He used his ax and came toward me and I told him not to come toward me, and he was so sure I couldn't protect myself, so he got closer and I picked up my shotgun that was laying behind the car,' Bayati said." ...
 

NY: Homeowner shoots at burglar
Submitted by: NYSRPA-PVF
Website: http://www.nysrpa-pvf.org

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"State Police are investigating an attempted burglary to a residence 24 Taylor Road in the Town of Deerpark."

"At about 9:40 pm. On Tuesday, March 23, homeowner heard someone walking through their backyard. The homeowner, who is licensed to carry a handgun, went outside and saw a man trying to break into his garage."

"When confronted, the would be burglar turned towards to homeowner and appeared to have an object, believed to be a weapon, in his hand."

"The homeowner fired a shot at the suspect, who then ran into the back yard. The homeowner fired two more rounds at the man, who fled into the woods behind the house." ...
 

VA: Father of toddler opens fire on I-95, police say
Submitted by: Mile66

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"The drivers of a Jaguar and a dump truck face charges after a road rage duel on Interstate 95 ..."

"Gabriel Poventud, 25, of Woodbridge, who police say had his 2-year-old daughter in his Jaguar, has been charged with child endangerment, attempted homicide, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, shooting a missile into an occupied vehicle and reckless use of a firearm." ...

"The dump truck struck the Jaguar twice." [emphasis added]

"Both vehicles ended up on the left shoulder of the highway, pinned against the Jersey wall. That's when Poventud got out of his car and started firing at the truck, police say."

"The dump truck pulled away into traffic, but was struck by at least four of the 13 rounds. ..." ...
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Submitter's Note: Don't police shoot drivers after positioning themselves in front and claiming self defense? Isn't it your right to stop the threat to you and to your children? And who is being charged with child endangerment?
 

GA: Armed woman stops would-be burglar
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"An Albany, Georgia woman reportedly used her newly-purchased gun to stop a burglar."

"News reports state that the woman had suffered a burglary on March 12, 2010, and as result decided to purchase a gun for self defense. On the night of March 23, 2010, the woman was reportedly at home when she hear a burglar breaking in. The woman is said to have grabbed her newly purchased gun and fired in self defense, striking a burglar and sending him fleeing. ... The woman was unharmed." ...
 

WA: Prosecutor: Decision in open-carry handgun case near
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Vancouver’s city prosecutor says he hopes by Thursday to make a decision in the controversial case of a man whom police ticketed for openly displaying a holstered, loaded gun outside a strip mall." ...

"The defendant, Kurk Robert Kirby, 26, stood outside stores at the strip mall ... for 10 to 15 minutes on Friday afternoon, openly displaying his .45-caliber Springfield Armory XP pistol in a holster. A store owner called 911, saying he was concerned for his customers including small children. ..." ...

"Although Kirby made no menacing statements or movements, and cooperated with police, officers took his gun as evidence and issued him a ticket alleging he committed the crime of unlawful carrying of a weapon." ...

"That law says: 'It shall be unlawful for any person to carry, exhibit, display, or draw any firearm ... in a manner, under circumstances, and at a time and place that either manifests an intent to intimidate another or that warrants alarm for the safety of other persons.'" [emphasis added] ...
 

Tea Partying gun owners must make Republican candidates prove Second Amendment support
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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"If we're going to just revert to status quo business as usual, if we're going to let cynical teajackers assume the mantle of leadership, and if we're not going to make the Constitution and its Bill of Rights the centerpiece of political reform, just what the hell's the point of all this noise all the fed-up demonstrators are making?"
 

OH: Buckeye Firearms Association announces co-endorsement of Morgan and Yost for GOP nominee for Auditor of State
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The race for auditor of state is not typically one which attracts a whole lot of attention, and certainly not in a party primary. But that can't be said for the race for the Republican nomination for auditor in 2010."

"Mary Taylor is our current auditor. She has a strong pro-gun record as a legislator and served the state well as auditor, but is now running for lieutenant governor on the John Kasich ticket."

"Upon the announcement that Taylor would not seek a second term, State Representative Seth Morgan announced his candidacy. Morgan, a freshmen legislator, has already developed a strong pro-gun record, introducing HB315 (Intrastate Firearms & Ammunition), and co-sponsoring HB129 (Alaska-style CCW)." ...
 

PA: Congressional candidate brings conservative views to town
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Republican candidate for the 12th Congressional District seat, retired Army Lt. Col. William Russell, brought his conservative views to Armstrong County on a campaign swing Tuesday."

"Russell, who served 28 years in the military, was here to talk mostly about energy independence and health care. He says he supports pro-life policies, Second Amendment freedoms, domestic oil exploration, coal to liquid technology and winning the war on terror."

"Russell lost in his attempt as the Republican candidate to unseat veteran Democrat Rep. John Murtha in 2008." ...
 

SD: GOP hopefuls strive to stand out at gubernatorial forum
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A rancher, two state senators, a former mayor and the lieutenant governor came together Tuesday night in pursuit of the same job: governor of South Dakota." ...

"Howie announced himself to be the Tea Party Republican and a Republican to the core who accepts the entire platform without exceptions. He said he is committed to limited government involvement in business, protecting the sanctity of life, making government live within its means and protecting the second amendment and states' rights."

"'I want to get government out of business before it puts it out of business,' he said. 'It's time for South Dakota to stand up and say government just ought to get out of the way.'" ...
 

NY: Yonkers City Council supports carrying under the influence law
Submitted by: NYSRPA-PVF
Website: http://www.nysrpa-pvf.org

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"The Yonkers City Council adopted a resolution on Tuesday in support of a state proposal criminalizing carrying a gun while drunk."

"The proposed legislation, S6773 or A10332, would make carrying a gun while under the influence of drugs or alcohol a class-A misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and up to $10,000 in fines." ...
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KABA Note: The cynical part of us wonders if the law will apply to LEOs or just 'civilians'.
 

MO: Missouri bill would explicitly recognize right to keep and bear arms as 'fundamental'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Over a month ago, in listing some proposed Missouri legislation worthy of gun owners' support, I briefly mentioned HB 2150, but didn't really go into much detail. I basically took the brief summary on the Missouri legislature's website, and summarized that even more briefly. The official summary is this:" ...

"This might seem a little confusing to those who read about the Brady Campaign's 'grade' for Missouri, which 'suffered' in that organization's estimation, in that (according to the Brady Bunch) firearms law is already preempted by the state. Well . . . yes and no." ...
 

AZ: Concealed-weapons bills up for vote
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Proposed legislation that would make Arizona the third state in the nation to allow adults to carry concealed guns without permits may be the first of the dozen or so weapons-related bills proposed this session to hit the governor's desk."

"Lawmakers have amended Senate Bill 1108 and House Bill 2347 so they consist of identical language that would, among other things, eliminate the requirement for concealed-carry weapon permits for U.S. citizens 21 and older."

"The Senate bill ... was approved Tuesday by the Senate Committee of the Whole and now awaits a vote by the full Senate. The House bill, sponsored by Jim Weiers, R-Glendale, is on the agenda for a vote by the House Committee of the Whole today." ...
 

TN: Restaurant carry bill - urgent
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Tennesseeans are urged to contact their legislators"

"Tennessee Firearms Association, Inc.
Legislative Action Committee"

"Developments Tuesday night and Wednesday morning suggest a manuever by 'hospitality' interests designed to kill the bill to fix the restaurant court decision entirely. (HB3125)"

"The plan seems to be for that interest group ... to ask the House Finance Ways and Means to seek a 2 week roll on the bill in order to offer amendment(s) ... This appears to be a delay maneuver ..."

"It is critical to call and contact your legislators as well as these committee members and demand that the bill be approved and sent to the floor today ..." ...
 

GA: Senate passes SB308, moves to House
Submitted by: Mark
Website: http://www.georgiacarry.org

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"The Georgia Senate on Wednesday voted to allow licensed gun owners to bring firearms on college campuses and in churches and bars, and to let them take their weapons when dropping off and picking up passengers at airports throughout the state."

"Sen. Mitch Seabaugh, who sponsored S.B. 308, said the bill clarifies the firearms carry law for the state's 300,000 gun owners with permits to carry weapons and leaves the decision up to private property owners whether to exclude people from carrying guns on their property. ..."

"'Georgia's laws need to be simple to read and easy to understand,' Seabaugh said after the vote. 'This legislation brings common sense and clarity.'" ...
 

FL: Crist gets bill banning on Fla. gun fund raids
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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The Florida House has sent Gov. Charlie Crist a bill that will prohibit lawmakers from raiding a trust fund that covers the costs of the state's concealed weapons permitting program.

The bill (SB 1158) won unanimous approval Tuesday after previously clearing the Senate.

It's top priority for the National Rifle Association.

Crist, who is running for the U.S. Senate this year, vetoed a $6 million raid on the trust fund in 2009.

The fund is financed by fees collected from permit applicants.

It's become common practice for cash-strapped lawmakers to dip into trust funds that are earmarked for specific purposes to get more money for general government purposes such as schools and health care.
 

OH: Editorials suggest coordinated (and misguided) opposition to SB239
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In what could be viewed as an almost-sure sign that SB239 will become law in Ohio, the state's newspapers once again appear to have coordinated their editorials in opposition to the pro-self-defense bill over the weekend, just as they did with SB184 (Ohio's Castle Doctrine law), HB347 (Ohio's statewide preemption law), and HB12 (Ohio's original concealed carry law)." ...

"More interesting, however, are editorials published by several Gannett-owned newspapers, which first admit Ohio's concealed carry law has worked well, before offering dire new predictions about what will happen if SB239 becomes law." ...
 

CIA, State Department Apparently Acting on Plan to Destroy Wikileaks
Submitted by: Larry

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... "Among the institutions that have arisen as of late that challenge secrecy, and thus the status quo, is Wikileaks, which has provided a tremendous service to humanity by serving as a clearinghouse by which previously-secret information may be disseminated to the public ... It also appears to be under present attack by portions of the U.S. intelligence community at this very moment."

"As noted by a related blog ... the Wikileaks Twitter feed produced a number of disturbing messages last night:"

"WikiLeaks to reveal Pentagon murder-coverup at US National Press Club, Apr 5, 9am; contact press-club@sunshinepress.org"

"WikiLeaks is currently under an aggressive US and Icelandic surveillance operation. Following/photographing/filming/detaining" ...
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IL: Off-duty UIC cop accidentally shoots himself in store
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A police officer for the University of Illinois at Chicago is under investigation after his gun accidentally discharged, wounding him in the buttocks while he shopped at a Vernon Hills shopping center, officials said Tuesday."

"Police are looking into whether Officer Bryan Mallin may have violated department policy, though officers are allowed to carry guns off-duty, said Bill Burton, a university spokesman."

"UIC officers can carry weapons off-duty because 'they are sworn officers with statewide statutory power,' Burton said." ...
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NY: Auburn cop arrested on bribery, forgery and a dozen other charges
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A veteran Auburn police officer was arrested Wednesday night on several indicted charges that accuse him of accepting bribes and using his position to harass a business owner to whom he owed money, a court official said today."

"Brian Hutchings, 48, of 72 Metcalf Dr., was arraigned on a 14-count indictment in Cayuga County Court, court clerk Kelly Wejko said. The media were not notified."

"Some of the charges include bribery, forgery, falsifying business records, obstructing governmental administration and harassment, Wejko said. Several of the charges are felonies." ...
 

HI: Former Maui police officer arrested
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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A former Maui police officer has been arrested following a grand jury indictment on a range of charges, Maui police said today.

Officer Allison Moore, 28, was arrested on a warrant this past Tuesday in Albuquerque, N.M., and extradited back to Maui. She posted her $150,000 bail and was released from custody.

Moore was indicted on Feb. 19 on one count of first-degree attempted theft, two counts of second-degree theft, seven counts of third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, seven counts of tampering with physical evidence, seven counts of second-degree forgery and one count of prohibited fixing of tickets.

Moore started at the Maui Police Department on Aug. 16, 2004, and resigned on Sept. 16, 2009.
 

IL: Officer investigated after traffic stop recorded
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A Chicago police officer is under investigation after he was recorded cursing at and threatening a driver he had pulled over, officials said Friday."

"The driver, who is Hispanic, asked why he was stopped, prompting the officer to say he 'normally' tells people who ask that question it is because they are black, according to the recording obtained by WGN-TV."

"Department officials believe that might have been a sarcastic remark. But it was just one of several alleged threats the officer made to the motorist and his girlfriend, they said. ..."

"'He was swearing a lot, mistreating everybody (and) using the racial language,' said the driver's girlfriend, who recorded the officer with her cell phone." ...
 

TX: Investigators Say Police Training Used in Crime
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Investigators say former police officer Rene De Hoyos relied on his police training during an attack on two men in McAllen."

"... De Hoyos used his vehicle to box the victims in at the Wal-Mart parking lot."

"The attackers forced both men into a pickup and took them to a secluded area."

"... one of the men was then told to get out and get on his knees. That's when he was shot once in the head and thrown down a levy."

"The man still managed to get up and get help."

"... police connected De Hoyos to the crime, after finding a certificate for completing a basic SWAT course with his name on it."

"Police say that tactical training was used in the attack. Investigators add the shootings were drug-related." ...
 

GA: Another Senseless Drug War Death
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Jonathan Ayers story was already outrageous enough. Last September, Ayers, a 28-year-old Baptist pastor from Lavonia, Georgia, was gunned down by a North Georgia narcotics task force in the parking lot of a gas station. Ayers had not been a suspect in any drug investigation. And even today, police acknowledge he was not using or trafficking in illicit drugs. ..."

"... But that's really only the beginning of this mess. In a lawsuit filed last week, Abigail Ayers makes some astonishing new allegations ... Most damning: The police officer who killed Ayers wasn't even authorized to be carrying a gun or a badge." ...

"These allegations have since been confirmed by local TV station WSBTV and, after the fact, by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation ..." ...
 

NJ: Camden cop pleads guilty to bogus arrests
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"A Camden police officer pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge Friday morning, saying he and other officers planted drugs and falsified information in order to make drug arrests." ...

"Parry's plea came about the same time the Camden County Prosecutor's Office confirmed it had filed motions to vacate 171 convictions and to dismiss charges in 14 other cases believed to be tied to the ongoing federal investigation."

"Parry was one of four officers suspended without pay as the federal probe began to unfold. ..." ...

"While in court, Parry admitted that he and four other officers stole drugs from suspects and then planted them on other suspects from May 2007 through October 2009." ...
 

AK: Gun safety needs to be taught in schools
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"Picture yourself as a small child happily playing with a strange, new toy in you house. A moment later you're crying in the corner. You just shot your best friend. If you're an adult with kids you're probably thinking, "That couldn't be my kid...my kid would never do that." But what if your kid wasn't the one with the gun? Too many children don't know what to do around guns. All schools should institute gun safety classes."

"If people knew how to use guns safely the number of gun related accidents would decrease dramatically. ..." ...
 

IN: Patriots Schedule Events
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"The Indiana/Armstrong Patriots announce a host of coming events important to voters and the primary elections in our multi-county area:" ...

"*TEA Party on Saturday, April 24th from 3 to 5 PM at the Murtha Amphitheater on the waterfront in Kittanning. Featured guests include Quinn and Rose from the popular America’s Morning Show with Quinn and Rose on FM NewsTalk 104.7 WPGB in Pittsburgh. The family event will include music, entertainment, speeches on The Constitution, Getting Back to Basics and with God, The Second Amendment and NRA, the winners of the high school Constitutional Essay Contest, a rousing delivery of the Gettysburg Address by Indiana’s J.D. Varner and other details to be announced." ...
 

PA: Anti-gun stance criticized
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"In The Reporter of March 13, there was a column on the opinion page by Dan K. Thomasson under the 'Nation' heading titled, 'The several varieties of gun nuts.'"

"I very much disagree with Thomasson's remarks."

"Thomasson called me a gun nut. I did not like that and shall hold him accountable for his use of such stereotyping comments."

"It was not only incorrect but very unprofessional for an alleged educated former editor of a somewhat respected news service."

"I can assume that whatever I have to say will be dismissed by him, who obviously believes in the First Amendment, but continues to trash the Second Amendment." ...
 

UK: Don't put burglars in jail (unless they hurt someone), courts told
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"Burglars should not be jailed unless they cause damage or hurt someone when committing their crime, Government advisers said yesterday."

"The Sentencing Advisory Panel called for judges and magistrates not to hand down prison sentences to ordinary burglars who were responsible for 'minimal loss or damage'."

"But even criminals who operate in gangs or steal large sums of money may walk free under the guidelines, which suggest 'community' punishment for many offenders." ...
 

Philippines: Fake permits to carry guns proliferating
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"Fake permits to carry firearms are proliferating particularly in the country's airports and seaports despite the Commission on Elections-imposed nationwide gun ban in connection with the May 10, 2010 elections."

"Chief Superintendent Joey Yuchongco of the Customs Police, said security officers elevated the alert in all the airports and seaports nationwide following the rampant falsification of gun ban exemption documents." ...
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Submitter's Note: Well gee, who could have predicted that a ban on a popular commodity would lead to the creation of a black market?!?
 

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