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CCRKBA Visiting Milwaukee To Say 'Guns Save Lives'
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"The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is visiting Milwaukee on Thursday at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Water Street at noon to counter billionaire New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s campaign of fear against Badger State gun owners." ...
 

Washington newspaper pegs it: Left has lost Gun Control debate
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A Washington newspaper yesterday morning published an editorial that created quite a stir by announcing that 'The left has permanently lost the argument on gun control,' which ought to be required reading for Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, the staff at Washington CeaseFire, and the Seattle Times editorial board." ...
 

Are Academia's Anti-Gunners Bigots?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"arizonarifleman.com shares an email from 'The Regents Professors (RPs) at the UofA, ASU, and NAU…' in response to the Arizona Legislature moving towards passing Campus Carry. (SB1467) 'Gun Safety Charter: ... In the event that SB 1467 is enacted into law, we request action by the Arizona Board of Regents to segregate the campuses into armed and weapons-free communities. When such segregation cannot be enforced, protective action should include the provision of police protection ...' Now where have I heard that word 'segregation' before . . ."

"Replace the words 'Armed' and 'Weapons' with 'Negro' and 'Colored' and we are Smack Dab in the Middle of the 1960's Civil Rights Movement." ...
 

Handguns = Rampant Murder? Nope.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Last night, I was chatting with a dear friend who lives in Australia. He made a statement heard in many quarters. 'You Americans and your love of hand guns are ruining your country and making you the laughing stock of the civilized world.' All we had to do was 'look at the numbers to see the truth.' Well, I did look at the numbers. If you compare the total number of murders in the U.S. to that of a small country like, say, Costa Rica, you’d be right. But to get a fair and balanced apples-to-apples comparison, you need to look at the number of crimes per 1,000 residents. Now it get's really interesting . . ."
 

Close the Car Show Loophole!
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"At car shows and swaps throughout the United States, cars are sold in private sales with no dealer being involved. Car shows at which cars are exhibited or offered for sale or exchange provide a convenient and centralized commercial location where criminals and other wrongdoers obtain cars without credit background checks and without records that enable car tracing." ...
 

Associated Press wants to know who can own guns in Illinois
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Keep in mind that by 'gun permit,' the Tribune is not referring to a permit to carry a firearm ... --such permits are unavailable in Illinois (although efforts to change that are underway). In Illinois, a FOID (Firearm Owners Identification) card is required merely to own a firearm, or even a single round of ammunition. That's the information the Associated Press is demanding--the names of the approximately 1.3 million Illinois residents whom the Illinois State Police have deemed 'qualified' to own guns." ...
 

How to Choose a Concealed Carry Handgun – The Basics
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Choosing a concealed carry firearm can be a daunting task, often involving trips to various gun stores, consultations with friends that own firearms, late-night internet forum browsing, and possibly asking a spouse how much money one is allowed to spend. Along the way, various rules might be set – 'it has to be in a caliber starting with 4,' or 'only a revolver is always reliable,' or 'You can’t spend more than $300 on something silly like that.'"

"When I worked in a gun store (there’s a phrase I don’t like to repeat often), I encountered this all the time. ..." ...

"I’m going to avoid recommending specific firearms in this article. Here are a few basic considerations that should be taken into account. They’re in a rough order, from most to least important:" ...
 

Obscure Object of Desire: GC54 Pistol (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I never understood 'less than lethal' rounds. If I’m pulling a gun, I’m doing so because I face a lethal threat. If the threat is 'less than lethal,' I’m going to be less than hanging around. If I have to stay and play, the last thing I need is another, non-ballistic weapons system. OK, yes, pepper spray. A Taser? No thanks. I don’t mind collecting them, like the way cool-looking Taser shotguns with those bewinged shock cartridges. Truth be told, I have a weakness for strange-looking weapons. ..."
 

Taurus Polymer Protector Series Revolver (.38 Special +P and .357)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"According to the Taurus press release, their new polymer revolver is 'a modern update on a classic design . . . built for those who want the best of old and new.' Or one of the hardest guns in the world to shoot accurately at anything other than bad breath distance. 'Taurus's new polymer hybrid frame makes the revolver lightweight and easy to carry.' ..." ...
 

Armed Encounter: Inconvenience Store [Not Shown]
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Once again, reddit.com has published a first-person description of an armed encounter. This time we’ve got a cop’s eye view of a late-night confrontation between a cashier and a couple of potential perps. Here’s the tale—with commentary that interprets events from a non-LEO perspective. YMMV. 'OK, no shots fired, so if that’s what you’re fishing for, disregard this post . . .'" ...
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Submitter's Note: Robert offers some good after action review points.
 

Tax the buyers of guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "So, I have a solution. Why don't we tax guns to pay for the rehabilitation and recovery for those injured by them, like Rep. Giffords? This way, no Second Amendment 'rights' are violated, and the responsibility for gun violence is put squarely where it should be--on those who choose to have guns ..." ...
 

Easy access to guns does not insure security in this country
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "In looking at the Second Amendment, it’s worth pointing out that the ultimate goal is 'the security of a free State.' The gun lobby maintains that, if everyone were armed, the 'the security of a free State' would be enhanced. Many others believe that we would all be more secure if there were fewer guns out there."

"As it happens, there is a country that mandates gun ownership — Switzerland. It may be perennially neutral, but universal military service is the law of the land, and citizens keep their military-issue guns with them at home after they are discharged from active duty. The result: Switzerland has the highest rate of gun suicides in Europe." ...
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Submitter's Note: And a lower overall rate than Finland, France, Belgium and Poland. In addition Japan with its stringent gun laws has a significantly higher overall rate than any of these countries. It has been shown in study after study, "availability" of guns may affect suicide methods, but it has no bearing on the overall rate.
 

MikeB302000: A Large Percentage of Gun Owners Are "Brutal, Wife-beating, Low-lifes"
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Why can't gun control advocates understand that there was, is and always will be collateral damage whenever free men exercise their rights? Don't they see the greater, often cataclysmic damage that occurs when freedoms are lost? What do we have to do to convince these people that sometimes you have to be grateful for what you have, instead of constantly wishing for what will never be?"
 

NY: State Sen. Eric Adams shows how easy it is to buy high-capacity gun clips in New York State
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"Gun magazines packing the massive firepower of up to 30 bullets should be long gone from New York since state lawmakers banned them in 1994."

"They're not."

"The Daily News this week accompanied State Sen. Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) to two gun stores near Albany that routinely sell the high-capacity clips."

"The large magazines ... are still allowed in New York if they were manufactured before the 1994 law." ...
 

UT: Police investigate whether Kearns shooting of 3 was in self-defense
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Three people were shot and one man was arrested following an argument at a Kearns home Wednesday."

"But investigators say the shooting may have been in self-defense." ...

"The shooting happened after five people went to Johnson's house to evict him. They confronted Johnson in a shed behind the house and began beating him up and hitting his head with a brick, Hoyal said. In fear of his safety, police say Johnson fired several shots at the individuals, striking three of the five people." ...
 

NY: Street justice: Bronx man allegedly beating his baby's mother fatally shot by vigilante passer-by
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"A man beating up his baby's mother in the Bronx got a fatal dose of street justice when a man intervened and shot him in the face, police sources said Thursday."

"David Williams was pummeling his 19-year-old gal pal outside a Morris Ave. housing complex ... when the pistol-packing Good Samaritan stepped up." ...

"Williams - who had 10 domestic violence arrests involving his mother and the baby's mother - was rushed to Lincoln Hospital, where he died. Police were hunting for the shooter last night." ...

"Several Patterson Houses residents said the building is a magnet for crime."

"'There's a lot of shootings in this development,' said Eric Harris, 53, a lifelong resident. 'Hopefully, it will stop.'" ...
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SUBMITTER'S COMMENT: Good Samaritan indeed! By the way, where did they get that photo? It has nothing to do with this story.

KABA Note: So the beatings can continue as long as the shootings stop? Seriously?
 

Was ICE agent killed with ‘walked’ gun?
Submitted by: David Codrea
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... "When the killing was first reported, two separate journalists investigating the unfolding 'Project Gunwalker' story asked this correspondent if walked guns were involved, but at the time it was premature to even speculate. Since revelations in this arrest show 'the [arrested] men were the subject of an undercover investigation by agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Drug Enforcement Administration in November,' it’s no longer premature—at least to speculate." ...
 

Assault rifle used in U.S. agent's killing in Mexico traced to Texas
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U.S. authorities say one of three men they arrested this week purchased an AK-47 at a Texas gun shop that was used in the attack last month that killed a Border Patrol agent and wounded his partner.
 

Idaho Rep. to urge Darrell Issa to investigate ‘Project Gunwalker’ charges
Submitted by: David Codrea
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... "That is exactly what is needed. House Oversight Committee hearings conducted alongside Senate Judiciary Committee hearings are the only way the scope of the Gunwalker story—how widely it is spread and how high it reaches up to in the government—is likely to be determined. It would also provide the needed impetus to get the rest of a so-far reluctant media to follow the lead established by CBS News." ...
 

Guntracker Spreads, Industry "Adjusts"
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"With Attorney General Eric Holder having failed to respond to Senator Charles Grassley's questions regarding 'Project Gunwalker' inside Grassley's February 23 deadline, it looks like the story continues to heat up."

"Fortunately-for everyone except the Justice Department- (although we're all going to find the investigation distasteful when it finally does begin), the story is not going to die a slow death in the mainstream news cycles." ...
 

Project Gunwalker? What Project Gunwalker? ATF changes policy and makes sure you know about it. "Look! We're actually doing our jobs now."
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Christ may not be coming again immediately, but Senator Grassley is. The ATF gets religion on gun smuggling. No more Meester Gunwalker here."

"We're in the middle of a wide-ranging media campaign to make sure that public KNOWS that the ATF is 'on guard at the border.' Pay no attention to those dead agents Zapata and Terry. Pay no attention to the whistleblower agents. 'Look! We're actually doing our jobs now.'" ...
 

ATF: Smuggler Smuggled ICE Agent Murder Weapon "Prior to law enforcement’s awareness of the purchase"
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "I'm having some trouble understanding this, and the ATF isn't returning my calls. Let me see if I've got this straight. The ATF didn't know about the smuggled guns that were used to kill U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and ICE Special Agent Jaime Zapata before the murders, and yet they arrested the straw purchasers within hours of both crimes. Both of whom were already under their watchful eye. How does that work?"
 

TX: Views From The Left: Right for College Students to Carry Or, Ignoring the Issues Again
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Myself, I own more than one [gun]. That’s right, a so-called liberal with a handgun, what a concept. For those who have a concealed carry license, I support the right for you to get the permit, get a license, and carry wherever it is legal. Giving college students and instructors the right to carry on campus and in the classroom defies description. To even dream this up is asinine." ...
 

FL: Letting people carry guns on college campuses invites trouble
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Florida Sen. Greg Evers, R-Crestview, recently introduced an amended concealed carry bill (SB 234) that would permit Florida concealed weapons/firearms licensees to carry their firearms on the campuses of colleges in the state."

"Before offering an argument against SB 234, please allow me to state my own personal preamble. I have owned guns my entire life, was an avid hunter in my younger days and still firmly believe in the Second Amendment. Having said that, I find this bill dangerous and lacking common sense." ...
 

OK: Guns Gone Wild
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"One of the hottest topics of this state legislative session is actually the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Several bills have been introduced this year that would change the laws regarding who can carry what kind of gun, and where. More specifically, to allow for guns to be present in or near academic and educational settings." ...
 

TX: Guns On Campus
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"State lawmakers have proposed a bill that would allow those over 21 to carry concealed weapons on school campuses. Local students and education officials are reacting to this proposal." ...
 

PA: Castle Doctrine passes commitee
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A bill that would further protect gun owners acting in self-defense passed a committee-level vote Tuesday in Harrisbug."

"The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation sponsored by state Senator Rich Alloway, R-33, to expand the Castle Doctrine in Pennsylvania." ...
 

IA: Self-defense laws could change in Iowa
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Soon Iowans may be able to defend themselves with a weapon in any public place. Some state legislators are trying to update an old law."

"Lawmakers supporting the new 'Stand Your Ground' bill said it's your right to defend yourself or someone else's life in public. If approved, the bill would replace a current law only protecting victims against a violent home intruder." ...
 

WA: To carry or not to carry? South King Fire and Rescue's gun policy vs. state law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Is a decades-old South King Fire and Rescue district policy that bans the carrying of guns on its property contrary to state law?"

"As with most legal questions, there’s some ambivalence." ...
 

IL: House Approves Bills to Allow Loaded Weapons on ATVs
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Hunters may soon be able to carry loaded weapons on ATVs, thanks to freshman Representative Richard Morthland. ..."
 

OK: Voters could decide fate of "Open Carry" gun law
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"Voters could get a chance to decide the future of Oklahoma's 'open carry' gun legislation. On Wednesday the House Public Safety Committee unanimously approved House Bill 1796."

"State Rep. Sue Tibbs (R) of Tulsa is the house Author. She says, 'It would allow the citizens of Oklahoma to carry a gun, whether it was concealed or unconcealed, if they go through the concealed weapon program through OSBI.'" ...
 

CA: Los Angeles postponed Open Carry ban to March 23rd
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"Once again, the Los Angeles City Council has postponed consideration of an ordinance to ban the Open Carry of firearms within city limits."

"The next hearing will be on March 23rd at 10:00AM."

"This is the fourth time the motion has been postponed since it was first referred to the city council on January 21st." ...
 

NC: Two Pro-Gun Bills Get Hearing Tomorrow In North Carolina (updates)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The North Carolina House Judiciary Subcommittee A will hold hearings on HB 63 - Firearm in Locked Motor Vehicle/Parking Lot - and on HB 111 - Handgun Permit Valid in Parks and Restaurants. According to the current House calendar, they are set to take up these measures at 10am on Wednesday, March 3rd in Raleigh." ...
 

OH: Fourth House hearing on Restaurant/ Car Carry rules fixes brings more 'Chicken Little' claims from opponents
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"On Tuesday, May 1, the House Committee on State Government and Elections, which is chaired by BFA 'A' -rated Rep. Bob Mecklenborg, held a fourth hearing on HB45, sponsored by Representatives Danny Bubp (R-West Union) and Terry Johnson (R-McDermott)."

"From the Gongwer News Service:" ...
 

"There is no reason that a peaceful society based on rule of law needs its citizenry armed with 30-round magazines"
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"So sayeth Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck at a news conference, attended by nbclosangeles.com [not shown]. 'Adding that the clips transform a gun 'into a weapon of mass death rather than a home-protection-type device.' And so Chief Beck has thrown his support behind the proposed federal ban on high-capacity firearms magazines, which would set an 10-year prison sentence for possessing a magazine that holds more than ten rounds ..."
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Submitter's Note: Since that federal ban exempts cops, perhaps the Chief would like to explain why his officers need to carry 'weapons of mass death'?
 

TX: HPD officer suspended in tear gas incident at rodeo
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"A veteran Houston police officer participating with a cooking team at the Houston rodeo's Bar-B-Que cook-off has been relieved of duty for reportedly tossing a tear gas canister at booth opponents during the popular event, apparently sickening several patrons."

"The tear gas also reached a tent occupied by several military veterans including some amputees in wheelchairs." ...
 

FL: Judge: Officer Who Fatally Shot Man Violated Constitution
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "In his ruling, Judge Thomas wrote, 'Officer McKinnon's actions to kill an unarmed burglary suspect, by shooting him in the back while he was running away on foot, was unreasonable and violated the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution.'"

"The state attorney's office investigated the shooting and concluded that McKinnon's use of force was justified because Morris was a fleeing felon." ...
 

TX: Latest HPD brutality claim comes from Houston sports legend
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "In fact, a store security guard wrote up an offense report listing the HPD officer as a suspect. It corroborated how the officer 'came from behind striking Young in the back of the head.'"

"And that’s not all."

"'Then as he was walking away, he said n***** I will kill you,' Young said."

"Young said he later went to the emergency room and was diagnosed with a concussion." ...

"Despite his client filing a complaint from the start, [Young's attorney] said HPD Internal Affairs waited. Not a few days, or even a few weeks, but a month and a half to contact Young." ...
 

IN: Federal suit targets Franklin officials
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Just weeks after a 24-Hour News 8 special report on the case against Tommy Burton, it's now a federal lawsuit."

"The city of Franklin, the mayor, the former police chief and Detective Bryan Burton are now being sued. Bryan Burton was once a star detective, accounting for nearly 90 percent of Johnson County's drug bust prosecutions. Now he's facing numerous allegations and a felony charge of official misconduct." ...

 

LA: Woman sues Grand Isle mayor, police chief alleging coverup in sexual molestation case
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"An Ascension Parish woman has sued the town of Grand Isle, its mayor, police chief and the mayor's stepfather, accusing them of violating her and her 6-year-old son's civil rights by trying to cover up the stepfather's alleged molestation of the boy last year." ...

"Grand Isle Police Chief Euris DuBois, who is a longtime friend of [the accused], is accused of botching the investigation." ...
 

AL: Ex-Birmingham police officer sentenced in gun-dealing scheme
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A sophisticated operation run out of a Bessemer home removed serial numbers from guns, replaced them with fake numbers and possibly put thousands of untraceable firearms on the street, according to federal authorities and court records." ...

"That investigation came to an end last week as the last defendant, a former Birmingham police officer, was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison. That defendant, Vito Accardi, a Hueytown resident and business-owner will also serve two years of supervised release." ...
 

SD: Fall River Gun Club to hold annual meeting
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"After approximately a year in existence, the Fall River Gun Club (FRGC) has set Jan. 29 as the date of its first Annual Business Meeting and Dinner at the Hot Springs American Legion."

"The past year has seen the club organize as a registered non-profit and acquire around 40 members, according to club secretary Owen Meadows. But the primary goal of the club – to create a long-range rifle and pistol shooting range within the county – is something the board of directors continues to work on." ...
 

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