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CO: Dog poisonings could be tied to burglary, North End warned
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A string of dog poisonings in Colorado Springs’ Old North End could be the work of burglars who want to get rid of protective pets, a neighborhood association is warning its residents.

The Old North End Neighborhood association sent out an email Tuesday alerting residents to as many as 10 recent dog poisonings in the neighborhood and on the city’s west side. ...
The concerns began with a February incident in which a veterinarian told a homeowner on North Cascade Street that his 2 1/2-year-old black Labrador retriever had died after being fed rat poison.

About a month later, burglars broke into the couple’s home and carefully picked through their jewelry — without having to deal with a barking dog.

 

IA: Threats cause Iowa community to cancel controversial anti-terror training
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Plans for a Saturday anti-terror drill in western Iowa that would have involved fictional school shootings by white supremacists have been canceled because of threats received by the Treynor public schools, Pottawattamie County officials said today. ...
Members of so-called patriot groups opposed to illegal immigration had strongly objected to the plans for the exercise, which would have been held at the Treynor High School. Their complaints focused on a fictional scenario for the drill based on young white supremacists shooting dozens of people amid rising tensions involving racial minorities and illegal immigrants who moved into the area. Patriot group leaders complained they were being unfairly depicted as criminals.
 

ND: Senate OKs concealed weapons bill
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The Senate approved a measure that will create a second concealed carry permit that may be valid in Minnesota.

House Bill 1461 adopts Utah's concealed carry permit which is recognized by Minnesota, which does not recognize North Dakota's concealed carry permit.

Sen. Carolyn Nelson, D-Fargo, said the bill was one of many attempts to get North Dakota's neighbor to the east to give reciprocity to the state's concealed carry permits. She said the measure would be of use to those along the eastern border as they travel to lake camps.
The measure was approved unanimously and now goes to the governor to be signed.
 

CA: LA City Council approves police hiring freeze
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The Los Angeles City Council has voted to freeze police department hiring for three months to help plug the city's budget deficit.

City officials say the freeze approved Wednesday would save nearly $4 million over the next two years as it reduces the number of sworn officers in the city to about 9,890 by July 1.
 

IL: Allegations of abuse against Chicago Police commander
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Several looks at police department abuse are finding widespread violations of citizens civil rights and downright police murders of Innocent civilians in what A Chicago Police commander who was found not guilty last year of misdemeanor telephone harassment is now the focus of an abuse investigation.

A spokesman for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services confirmed Saturday that the agency is looking into allegations of child abuse involving Harrison District Cmdr. Penelope Trahanas and her teenage daughter.
 

Senators Call On Apple To Pull DUI Checkpoint Apps
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Four U.S. Senators have sent a letter to Apple urging it to pull several apps they claim help drunk drivers avoid the police.
 

AZ: Deputies seek protection after threatening family Claim 'immunity' for telling parents their children would be confiscated
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Several Maricopa County, Ariz., deputies are seeking protection from the courts after threatening to take children away from their parents because the homeschooling family was unwilling to allow social workers inside their home for an inspection based on an unsubstantiated anonymous rumor.

But officials with the Home School Legal Defense Association have responded to the court filing by the deputies, explaining that they must answer for their actions in a court of law.

The case stems from a conflict in 2006 between social services in Arizona and John and Tiffany Loudermilk.
 

CT: Bill seeks to protect the public's right to photograph police officers in public places
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Lawmakers are considering a bill that would protect the right of the public to photograph or videotape the public activities of police officers.

In an age when even the least expensive cell phones usually come equipped with cameras, supporters say the measure will provide greater transparency while protecting members of the public who record police actions from harassment and arrest.

Ed.: They should include the right to film on your own property or in your own home, regardless of the officers' proximity.
 

PA: Judge: Anonymous tip doesn't give parole officers right to search
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In a case that could be an eye-opener for persons on probation or parole, a federal judge has ruled that an anonymous tip did not give state parole officers the right to search a Newtown Township man's home for a gun last year.

John E. Dono, 51, was released on bail today after spending more than a year behind bars for allegedly possessing a firearm illegally.

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"Despite the fact that you're on supervision, that does not give probation and parole officers carte blanche to just walk into your home whenever they want. There still needs to be an articulated reason for why they believe you committed a crime."
 

Iran: Police abuse rampant in US [video]
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Several looks at police department abuse are finding widespread violations of citizens civil rights and downright police murders of Innocent civilians in what observers call an alarming rapid rise in lawlessness amongst those who are supposed to enforce the law and protect the people.

Ed.: Obvious hypocrisy aside, as this comes from Iran (!), the extract is actually good reporting.
 

WY: The Cowboy State Joins the Club
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Wyoming residents no longer have to seek permission from state officials to exercise their Second Amendment rights now that Governor Matt Mead signed a constitutional carry bill into law this month.

This comes as welcome news to gun rights activists who treasure our constitutional freedoms.

After all, America has come a long way from its 17th century founding. Massachusetts and Virginia used to have laws requiring travelers to be armed. In Massachusetts, congregants had to be armed.
 

CA: Portantino cancels hearing to ban openly carried handguns - AB 144
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Without explanation, Los Angeles Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-44) canceled the hearing before the California Assembly Public Safety Committee that was scheduled for April 5th.

There will be a rally and dinner to support Open Carry near his district office office on April 21st from 7pm to 9pm in Pasadena. For more details and to RSVP to the event, click here.

The bill, AB144, is sponsored by Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca who has been put on legal notice for the unlawful detention of persons who openly carry firearms, which is legal under California law, that if he continues with the unlawful harassment of people exercising their Second Amendment right to carry a firearm for self-defense; he will face a lawsuit.
 

FL: He Picked on the Wrong Chick
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As she approached Jessica's car, she thought about asking Jessica to open the trunk so she could retrieve her firearm to "encourage" the jerk to move onto easier prey. Then she gave some thought to the other tools available to her. In her jacket pocket was a very small wallet containing some cash, credit cards, her ID and a keychain. Attached to that keychain was a small canister of pepper spray. She reached into her jacket removed the pepper spray from its pink pleather holster, and sprayed him in the eyes and face. The jerk collapsed like an unset jello mold. He began screaming obscenities. Now Missy is pissed. While the jerk is on the ground on all fours trying to cover his face, she "gives him a second coat".
 

ID: Guns-on-campus hearing draws testimony on both sides
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The Senate State Affairs Committee is hearing HB 222 this morning, the guns-on-campus bill. Sponsor Erik Simpson, R-Idaho Falls, told the senators, “It is a basic human right to be able to protect yourself,” and said current law that permits Idaho colleges and universities to ban guns on campus creates “a false sense of security.” His bill would eliminate that ability for state colleges and universities, except in undergraduate residence halls.

Joel Teuber of the Fraternal Order of Police, shown here answering questions from the committee, spoke in favor of the bill. He said, “I've heard that crime statistics at Virginia Tech were very low.”
 

NV: New Gun Laws Possible in Nevada
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When it comes to guns, Nevadans are passionate. New state bills working their way through Carson City could allow anyone who buys a gun to conceal it with no restrictions. It's just one of the many changes that could come.

For advocates it's about privacy and principle. They feel if you go through a background check and can legally own a gun, you shouldn't have to go through more tests to conceal it. Others say that means more danger anywhere, anytime.
 

OK: Self-defense considered in shooting at Tulsa apartment complex
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The men went their separate ways briefly before the confrontation resumed, he said. When it did, McDowell said, the older man fired a shotgun at the younger man, spraying the victim with pellets.

He said the younger man — whose injuries were believed not to be life-threatening — was not at the scene when officers arrived about 6:20 p.m. and evidently was dropped off at St. John Medical Center.

Police believe that the victim also fired a pistol at the older man, although he did not admit that to officers when he was initially questioned at the hospital, McDowell said.
 

TN: 2010 stabbing ruled justifiable homicide
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Clarksville Police said the case was put in an inactive status following a "thorough" and "extensive" investigation. Police said the case can still be prosecuted if more evidence comes to light.

"The case has been made inactive since there have been no new leads to actively pursue," CPD spokesman Officer Jim Knoll said.

Knoll said the evidence gathered by police and detectives indicated that Hashim Moorman's death was a result of self-defense, or a justifiable homicide.
 

FL: NRA (2nd Amendment) and FMA (1st Amendment) call a truce.
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Hammer was unyielding at first. But the FMA brought her along. It helped that Hammer didn't have the votes.

Under the accord, doctors agree not to keep lists of firearm owners (which they say they don’t anyway) and they would agree not to discharge patients solely because they owned firearms. Incidentally, doctors, namely pediatricians, say they often ask about guns to make sure parents safely store them. Physicians also ask suicidal and depressed patients about firearms.

"It's less than we wanted and more than they wanted," said Hammer. "We're pleased to work with the FMA to come up with an agreement."
 

FL: Commissioners table gun ordinance disposal
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Lynchard said that state law does not stop counties and cities from regulating discharge of firearms and that many city and counties in the state of Florida have ordinances similar to the noise ordinance inflicted on Dr. William Howe II in Gulf Breeze.

Lynchard said a 2005 attorney general’s decision (790.33) implies that the law intends to regulate the discharge of firearms.

After speaking with Gaetz, the representative agreed to hold the bill from going to the floor until Santa Rosa County was able to get a formal opinion from the state attorney general.
 

WA: Gun too far
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"It is my understanding this is only a formal request, but [sic] there is no legal requirement to reply," stated Shea. "I'm very concerned with this apparent overreach at the Washington State Patrol."

He has a point. We can't remember the last time a police officer needed all the personal information on car owners just to find a "missing/stolen" Honda Accord. Then there is the question of why he needs all of the information on people legally purchasing the rifles. Process of elimination?

We trust the Washington State Patrol. They work hard to keep us safe everyday and are a vital part of law enforcement.

But this letter is a problem that could damage their reputation and credibility if they try to defend it.
 

AZ: Dems say Republican gun legislation lacks popular support
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Maricopa's legislative representatives, all of whom are Republicans, favor the pending gun legislation. Rep. John Fillmore said he “would never restrict an American’s ability to own or have a weapon available for his or her defense in any way.”

Sen. Steve Smith reiterated his support of “all gun legislation we passed,” adding that he remained firmly behind the second amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

“You could post signs, I suppose, banning guns here, and banning guns somewhere else,” Smith said. “The problem with that is, the bad guys don’t pay attention to signs. I believe society is better off when the good guys have guns."
 

How high up does ‘Project Gunrunner’ go? (Who knew what and when?)
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The Project Gunrunner scandal took another step up the government food chain with last night’s disclosure in a CBS News interview with a former senior official with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that the operation was approved by someone in the Department of Justice “even higher than ATF Director Kenneth Melson.”

The question “Who knew what, and when” became part of the national lexicon during the Watergate investigation a generation ago. Now it may become part of the fabric of the Gunrunner probe.
 

MD: Maryland Shall Issue? Shall Sue!
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Yet, states across the country try to pull this on law-abiding gun owners. Maryland's arbitrary denial of Woollard's handgun permit could have national repercussions because, quite frankly, it cannot withstand the legal scrutiny it is going to get.

Last July, the Second Amendment Foundation and Woollard sued Maryland authorities in U.S. District Court, "because constitutional rights trump bureaucratic whims."

In the lawsuit, Woollard et al v. Sheridan et al, the SAF alleges that “Individuals cannot be required to demonstrate that carrying a handgun is ‘necessary as a reasonable precaution against apprehended danger’ as a prerequisite for exercising their Second Amendment rights.”
 

UT: Guns for God, country and family
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On the front page of the daily newspaper, there is a huge picture of an elected state representative in the state House chambers with a holstered handgun.

It is impossible to know if the weapon is loaded or not from the picture. From the eyes of an inexperienced shooter, the model, caliber, magazine capacity, etc., are also without answers.

But the photograph, as pictures tend to do, speaks a thousand questions.

Maybe the image is intended to be self-explanatory. The lawmaker of the Old West accompanies a lawmaker in session. It is a symbol of the old and the new methods of law and order.
 

NY: After Crazy Kidnapping, Judge Shoots Down Gun Permit For Freaked Out Man
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After his application was denied, Muller pursued the matter in court, but this week a state appeals court judge refused to let the jumpy, traumatized merchant pack heat. In rejecting the appeal, Superior Court Judge David Ironson upheld a judge's previous ruling that Muller doesn't need to arm himself now that the perpetrators have been brought to justice. But Muller is undeterred, and is pursuing a federal lawsuit to get his gun. This is a second amendment thing, and he knows his rights, man.
 

Brady Campaign Prepares to Move Against Your Gun Rights
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Writing yesterday in his blog on the Opposing Views forum about his meeting with Obama administration officials last week, Helmke outlined his wish list, which includes “increasing the number and type of military-style weapons, including ‘assault clips,’ that should not be readily available to civilians…”

“So, this is Paul Helmke’s definition of a ‘new discussion’ that President Obama mentioned in his Op-Ed column two weeks ago,” observed CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “Sounds like the same old rhetoric to us. Helmke wants to ban a larger number of commonly-owned firearms, and he has invented a new term to demonize a commonly-owned shooting accessory. Maybe that’s what Helmke thinks Obama meant.”
 

CT: Ban on gun magazines would offer no protection
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Congressman Himes, I am writing in regard to the Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act (H.R.308) of which you are a co-sponsor. I think that this is a bad bill for several reasons. Once again, an inanimate object is being blamed for the actions of the person who misused it.

While I sympathize with the attack on Rep. Gabby Giffords, and the deaths in Arizona, blaming the gun or its parts does not go to the root of the problem. The problem was a disturbed individual, who had been noted for previous aberrant behavior, and was not locked up. While this legislation may sound good on paper, and make Congress feel like it is addressing the problem, it falls far short.
 

OK: Oklahoma Rifle Association Opposes Oklahoma Open Carry Bill 129
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The Officers and Board Members are in opposition to SB 129 for these reasons:

First, The purchase of handguns by persons under the age of 21 is in violation of existing Federal Law. Second, Allowing citizens, trained or untrained, to carry Rifles and Shotguns either in a scabbard or with a sling on city streets and into business establishments will create an atmosphere of hostility and distrust, not to mention create fear in those in our society who have an aversion to any type of firearm. Third, The apprehension, created for the Law Enforcement Officers by the open carrying of long guns could create situations resulting in unnecessary use of deadly force.
 

TX: Police Say Man Shot by Homeowner in Self-Defense
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Authorities say the man found dead on the side of the road in Harlingen was shot because he was threatening a homeowner, and the homeowner fought back.

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The men allegedly forced the homeowner and his son out of their car and demanded they be let inside the house. They used a gun, knives and baseball bat to threaten the homeowner. The sheriff says the homeowner refused, wrestled the gun away and shot in self-defense.
 

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