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Anti-gunners memorialize criminals while trying to disarm law-abiding
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "'Taking a page out of Bloomberg's 'No More Guns' bus tour that memorialized terrorists (like the Ex-LAPD spree killer and Boston marathon bombers) the rabidly anti-gun (and recent Bloomberg acquisition) North Carolinians Against Gun Violence (NCGV) are planning to 'honor' felons killed during crimes in Durham, NC,' GRNC explained on its website." ...
 

The Three Reasons American Gun Owners Won’t Surrender Their Guns
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"I recently posted The Three Reasons Anti-Gunners Want to Disarm You: they think you’re crazy, they think you’re a threat to the government and they hate you. After spending a few hours with a French TV crew investigating 'American gun culture,' I thought I’d share some of my arguments for gun rights – a concept as alien to the French TV channel’s urban audience as Nick’s no-carbs, yes-bacon diet (which helped TTAG’s T&E twenty-something shed thirty pounds). Here are my top three reasons why Americans won’t surrender their guns . . ." ...
 

If concealed carry is so bad, why do so many people do it?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"To read yesterday’s editorial in the Missoulian newspaper in Missoula, Montana, one would think the sky was about to fall because Big Sky Country lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow people with concealed carry permits to carry defensive sidearms on college and university campuses."

"The newspaper editorial called Montana Senate Bill 143 a 'misguided piece of legislation' that should be stopped before it passes the House and gets to the desk of Gov. Steve Bullock. Similar anti-Second Amendment sentiments are often at the core of newspaper editorials, written under full protection of the First Amendment, which editorial boards defend with intensity." ...
 

A Message to Gun Owners: Be An Ambassador
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"If you’ve been checking in on TTAG over the last few days, you know that I spent last weekend at the Bushnell Brawl. It was my first precision rifle match, and I had an absolute blast doing it, though I think the time and financial commitments to be successful will keep me from doing it seriously. My first exposure to the community at large was Thursday night at the shooter prep meeting. I stood in this huge barn surrounded by 119 white men, 1 African American guy, 1 guy who was a quasi Pacific Islander, and a sum total of 8 women, 3 competing and 5 there to support their partners. Looking around the room . . ." ...
 

Who Regulates “A Well Regulated Militia”?
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"Anyone who pays attention to contemporary debates and discussions among this country’s 'constitutionalists' and 'patriots' about the meaning of the Second Amendment soon comes upon the contention that the phrase '[a] well regulated Militia' does not refer to 'regulation' by government. Instead, it supposedly means that the individuals who form a 'militia' on their own are themselves to put it into proper order, in terms of organization, equipment, training, and discipline suitable for the purposes of a 'militia' as they understand those purposes—without any control, direction, influence, assistance, or other participation by public officials." ...
 

Gun-Grabbing Geraldo: 'Far Too Many Creepy Untrained People with Deadly Weapons'
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"Fox News host Geraldo Rivera made another outrageous statement regarding gun control, and his distaste for those who choose to exercise their right for the Second Amendment."

"On Friday’s Fox & Friends show, Geraldo was asked to comment on a recent story out of Pasadena, Texas about a mother who was 'charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.'"

"Speaking about the incident, Geraldo said :
First I'll talk about the guns. I think that there are far too many creepy, untrained people with deadly weapons in their possession, legally and I lament that, that's a gun-control argument I can never win. ..." ...
 

WA: Meet Bloomberg’s Out-Of-State Operatives In Washington
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Washington has been one of the target states for Bloomberg and his gun control efforts. Using strategies similar to Obama’s Organizing For America, combined with a multi million dollar public relations push, they were able to successfully pass a ballot initiative that would mandate background checks for private firearm transactions (though, by a considerably smaller margin than their initial polling)."

"So who are the folks working behind the scenes to make this happen? You probably won’t be surprised that many of them are from out of state, shipped in to 'organize'." ...
 

FL: Stand up against guns on campus
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I have usually been, and according to some in my political party, have always been, a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. Just two years ago, the NRA itself acknowledged my role as a prime sponsor of Florida's “Stand Your Ground” law, a victim's rights bill I still support."

"My father gave me my first gun, a .410 shotgun, when I was 11 and at my farewell party as state attorney for the Eighth Judicial Circuit, my staff gave me a Glock 9 as a parting gift."

"With all that said, I firmly believe that the proposed legislation that would permit guns to be carried on the campuses of state universities in Florida is unwise, unsafe and dead wrong." ...
 

White House: If You Oppose the M855 Ammo Ban You Want Cops to Die
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"'We are looking at additional ways to protect our brave men and women in law enforcement, and believe that this process is valuable for that reason alone.' That’s today’s pronouncement from the contradictorily named Josh Earnest, the White House Press Secretary, when he was asked about the ATF’s proposed ban of M855 5.56/.223 ammunition. You don’t want cops to die, do you? The only thing more egregious — or predictable — he was able to muster . . ." ...
 

Backlash momentum builds on proposed bullet ban
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... "Soft body armor worn by police was designed to stop handgun bullets. Armor-piercing handgun projectiles were banned years ago, but because M855 ammunition can now be used in some handguns built on the AR-15 platform, ATF wants to re-classify the round, despite the fact that it has been allowed for years by specific exemption. As Gottlieb explained, virtually any rifle bullet designed for hunting, or even target shooting, predator control, competition or recreational shooting will go through soft body armor." ...
 

Republican Introduces Bill Revoking ATF’s Power To Regulate Ammo
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"On Friday, Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL) introduced legislation revoking the ATF’s claim of power to regulate ammunition via 'armor piecing' language in the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA)."

"The ATF is specifically claiming the ability to regulate ammunition via the 'armor piercing' language contained in the Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act, an amendment added to the GCA in 1986. Their current focus is on banning the wildly popular M855 round for AR-15 rifles."

"Rooney’s bill would roll back the ATF’s powers to pre-1986 levels." ...
 

Here’s How the White House Is Justifying Trying to Ban Certain Ammo Without Congress
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The White House on Monday defended the Obama administration’s move to ban certain bullets used in a wildly popular rifle, a proposal that has stirred opposition from Second Amendment advocates and a prominent member of Congress."

"The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is considering a ban on M855 ball ammunition, which pro-gun groups have said is among the most popular cartridge used for the AR-15 rifle and is frequently used for sporting purposes like hunting, because of its so-called 'armor-piercing' capabilities." ...
 

Proposed ban on popular bullet triggers run on ammo sales (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A proposed federal ban on the manufacture and sale of popular ammunition for AR-15 semiautomatic rifles has prompted angry gun enthusiasts to stock up on the coveted bullets."

"Last month, the [ATF] announced that it was seeking to ban the armor-piercing 5.56-millimeter bullet commonly used in AR-15 semiautomatic rifles. The agency said the proposed ban was 'to protect the lives and safety of law enforcement officers from the threat posed by ammunition capable of penetrating a protective vest.'"

"Once gun-rights advocates got word of the move, they rushed to buy cases of the bullets, according to CBS affiliate KOLN in Lincoln, Nebraska." ...
 

White House: AR-15 Ammo Ban Would Save Cops' Lives
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The White House says a proposed bill[sic] that would ban a popular ammo for the AR-15 assault rifle would help protect police officers."

"'We are looking at additional ways to protect our brave men and women in law enforcement, and believe that this process is valuable for that reason alone,' White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday, according to The Washington Times."

"The proposal would make it illegal to buy and sell the .223 M855 green-tip ammo commonly used in the AR-15, a civilian version of the military's M16 rifle. The legislation would use the fact that the ammo is armor-piercing to declare it illegal." ...
 

Gun Owners of America to score amnesty votes in politician gun ratings
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..."'I know that there are pro-gun politicians that get A-ratings and things like that, but should not amnesty also be a part of the way that these people are scored?' I asked Pratt." ...
 

US Will Stop Selling Guns to Terrorists
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Known or suspected terrorists on the US terrorism watch list are currently able to purchase weapons and explosives. But US Senator Charles Schumer believes they should legally be prevented from making such purchases."

"'Today, US Senator Charles E. Schumer called for passage of new legislation, the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015 (S.551), that would give the Department of Justice authority to prevent a known or suspected terrorist from buying firearms or explosives,' the Monday statement said."

"The bill, backed by several Democrats in both houses of the Congress, would allow the US Attorney General to deny the purchase or transfer of weapons to known or suspected terrorists." ...
 

AR-15 ammo ban: Lawmaker just says 'no'
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"A Florida Republican has introduced legislation that would turn back a controversial proposal from the Obama administration that would outlaw certain types of ammunition."

"Rep. Tom Tooney's Protecting the Second Amendment Rights Act would prohibit the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from 'enforcing any new restriction or prohibition on the manufacture, importation or sale of ammunition in the United States.'" ...
 

ND: Minot City Council Votes Down BB Gun, Arrow Ordinance
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"Minot's city council has voted down a proposed ordinance that would have made the use of BB guns and bows and arrows in city limits illegal."

"The proposed ordinance also would have made their possession in public places illegal. At tonight's monthly meeting, Capt. Robin White with the Minot Police Department presented the ordinance that Chief Jason Olson drafted with the help of the city attorney."

"The ordinance would have replaced another ordinance that the captain said was taken off the books, unbeknownst to the department." ...
 

AZ: House inches relaxing of gun laws toward final vote
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"It a move that could cost taxpayers millions of dollars, the state House gave preliminary approval Monday to letting people bring guns into public buildings, from city offices to libraries."

"HB 2320 would overrule existing laws that make government buildings off limits to weapons by posting a sign. Instead, the only way public agencies could keep them out is by buying metal detectors for each entrance and hiring guards to monitor them -- a cost that one lawmaker pegged at $130,000 per door." ...
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IA: Pro-Gun Legislation Movement Encourages Senator Bertrand
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"After a massive outcry from grassroots gun owners across the state, Senate Judiciary Chairman Steve Sodders announced today he will be working to advance a catch-all gun bill through the Judiciary Committee."

"'I am pleased Senator Sodders has finally listened to the voice of gun owners from across, not only his district but, the state of Iowa ...' said State Senator Rick Bertrand ..."

"Previously, Senator Sodders had been unwilling to advance any pro-gun legislation in 2015 stating the current laws were sufficient, Senator Bertrand said. However, gun owners have been mobilized by outside organizations using statewide radio, direct mail, and even house-to-house literature drops in Sodders’ district – seemingly prompting this change." ...
 

MA: SJC rules against woman in Ashland stun gun case
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"What started as a call to the Ashland Police for a possible shoplifting case may end up in the hands of the highest court in the country."

"On Monday, the state Supreme Judicial Court ruled in a unanimous decision that the state’s ban on the possession of stun guns does not violate the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. That ruling upheld a conviction in which a woman was arrested outside an Ashland supermarket four years ago and charged with having a stun gun - which she claimed was for self defense - in her purse."

"Now her lawyer wants to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court for review." ...
 

CA: Judge OK's Calif. Unsafe Handgun Act
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"California's Unsafe Handguns Act, which bans new semiautomatic handguns that do not stamp identifying information on the cartridge when a bullet is fired, is constitutional, a federal judge ruled."

"The Unsafe Handguns Act prohibits the manufacture or sale of any gun that does not meet certain safety requirements. The California Department of Justice keeps a roster of tested revolvers or semiautomatic pistols that have been deemed not to be unsafe."

"The purpose of the law is to reduce crime by reducing the sale of cheap handguns, ensuring that handguns fire when they are supposed to and do not fire when dropped.'" ...
 

MA: State high court upholds Massachusetts' ban on stun guns
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"The state's highest court has ruled that Massachusetts' ban on the possession of stun guns does not violate the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution."

"The Supreme Judicial Court, in a unanimous decision on Monday, upheld the 2011 conviction of Jamie Caetano in Ashland. Police investigating a shoplifting report found the stun gun in the woman's purse."

"Caetano ... argued in her appeal that she had a constitutional right to carry it."

"The justices disagreed, saying a stun gun ... is not the type of weapon that is subject to Second Amendment protection." ...
 

Air marshals’ flight schedules rearranged for trysts, employees say
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"Federal air marshals assigned to protect commercial flights across the U.S. were furtively pulled from their assigned flights so they could meet for sexual trysts, get better routes or travel to cities they preferred, according to documents and interviews with current and former employees."

"What began as an internal investigation into allegations of harassment and threats stemming from a spat between ex-lovers has expanded into a criminal inquiry focused on the Federal Air Marshal Service’s dispatch hub in Herndon, Virginia. More than 60 federal employees are under scrutiny as investigators look into whether flights considered at risk of hijacking or a terrorist attack were left without marshals on board ..." ...
 

FL: Florida police chief fired after prostitution bust, says he sought stress relief from job
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"A south Florida police chief was fired after he was caught ordering a 'two-girl special' in an undercover prostitution sting, police said."

"Miami Gardens Police Chief Stephen Johnson, 53, was arrested Friday after responding to a fake post on Backpage.com, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office report."

"Johnson said the pressure of his job drove him to seek relief, telling reporters, 'the stress overwhelmed me and I made a very bad decision.'" ...
 

AZ: Border Agent Brian Terry statue unveiling ignored by Obama and Holder
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"The unveiling of a new statue built to memorialize the murdered U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry on Saturday at the Homeland Security Department's Brian Terry Border Patrol Station in Bisbee, Arizona, received minimal news coverage by the nation's media except for the Fox News Channel ... In fact, no official from the Obama government attended the event and the sycophants in the legacy media made certain not to cover the story."

"'That iconic image of Brian carrying his BordTac team member on his shoulders represents everything good about Brian, his strength, his determination ... and his love for his fellow agents,' Terry's cousin, Robert Heyer, told FNC's anchor Arthel Neville while standing next to the image of the hero cop." ...
 

GA: Savannah Looks To Avoid Paying Convicted Police Chief's Pension
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"Savannah city officials are asking Georgia’s Attorney General to weigh in on whether the city can revoke some or all of former Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Chief Willie Lovett’s pension.
Lovett has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison after being convicted of gambling and other federal corruption charges stemming from his time as chief. But he’ll still collect his $130,000 annual city pension."

"At a city council work session on Thursday, City Attorney Brooks Stillwell said the city can’t change that under state law." ...
 

PA: Gun-rights attorney wants names of donors to Lancaster's NRA legal defense fund
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"A gun-rights attorney wants to know who's given money to Lancaster's legal defense fund set up to fight the National Rifle Association's lawsuit against the city."

"Mayor Rick Gray said Friday he doesn't think the information is subject to the state's Right to Know Law, though the city's solicitor is checking."

"Joshua Prince, a gun rights lawyer and blogger from Bechtelsville, Berks County, filed his request Wednesday."

"The request, Gray said, is 'just part and parcel of their (gun rights groups) attempt to intimidate people.'"

"Prince isn't an NRA attorney ..."

"'I requested the records, as I am curious as to who has donated to support the city’s fight of its illegal ordinance,' he said by email Thursday." ...
 

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