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The national news' perverted priorities: Heroics ignored while villains become famous
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Atrocities go national, but heroic news is buried. Why?"

"For many years it has irritated me a great deal what the national media decides is worthy to become national news. On April 1, I sat reading of a drive-by shooting in my old stomping grounds, Washington D.C. In the shooting, four were killed and five were wounded. Sensational stories dealing with the misuse of firearms always seem to make the headlines, and if the body count is high enough they go national. However, we almost never hear of a positive use of a firearm in the defense of the innocent stopping a slaughter." ...
 

Sipsey Street Awards Clay Bennett the First Annual Phillipp 'Fips' Rupprecht Prize for Collectivist Hate Cartoon Excellence
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Der Stürmer front page, January 1939. Der Stürmer was the most notorious newspaper in Germany. It published not only vulgar antisemitic articles, but also loathsome anti-Jewish caricatures created by Philipp Rupprecht, known professionally as Fips. This image depicts the 'Jew' as a warmonger who looks on approvingly as the non-Jewish world is crucified on a cross marked 'war' ..." ...

"Meet Clay Bennett, modern collectivist cartoonist in the same well-traveled sewer as Julius Streicher and Fips Rupprecht. You can find his bio here."

"Mr. Bennett recently did this cartoon:" ...

"Not surprisingly, this portrayal of Tea Partiers as mass murderers has pissed off some people. ..." ...
 

Gun Controllers Need Not Fear 'Intermediate Scrutiny'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"... Last month a federal judge upheld the firearm regulations that Washington, D.C., enacted after the Supreme Court overturned its gun ban ... Dick Heller ... challenged the new rules, arguing that D.C.'s onerous gun registration requirements, its ban on 'assault weapons,' and its prohibition of magazines holding more than 10 rounds violate the Second Amendment. U.S. District Judge Richard Urbina disagreed, saying all of the regulations are 'substantially related to an important governmental interest,' as required by 'intermediate scrutiny.'" ...

"Urbina's application of intermediate scrutiny in this case amounts to asking whether D.C. officials claim to have good reasons for their regulations. ..." ...
 

Brady Campaign's gun-ban philosophy
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Following the dismissal of a second lawsuit against the District of Columbia by Dick Anthony Heller in U.S. district court, the Brady Campaign for the Prevention of Gun Violence was a little too quick on the trigger in its press release applauding Judge Ricardo M. Urbina's decision."

"Brady Campaign President Paul Helmke admitted quite by accident that his organization still believes in banning entire classes of firearms, despite the 2008 Supreme Court ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller that such bans would not pass constitutional muster."

"But that doesn't matter to the Brady Bunch. Their agenda has always been one of gun prohibition, not control ..." ...
 

Shooting Group: Air Force Gets Kids Firearm Accidents Number Wrong
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"NSSF is second to none in its admiration for the United States Air Force. Yet when an Air Force article about gun safety misstates a statistic about firearms-related accidents, we believe it's our duty to point out the inaccuracy ..."

"An otherwise very good article promoting firearm safety to Air Force personnel starts off by asking, 'Did you know, every year more than 500 children die from accidental gunshot wounds?'
The figure is incorrect."

"Firearms-related fatalities for children 14 and under are at historic lows, with 2007 figures--the most recent available--showing 75 unintentional fatalities. Even one fatal accident involving a child and a firearm is one too many, but 75 is certainly not 500. ..." ...
 

State v. Bryant
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"STATE OF WASHINGTON, Respondent,
v.
TERRY J. BRYANT, Appellant." ...

"Filed: April 6, 2010." ...

"The issue is whether RCW 9.41.040(2)(a)(iii), which criminalizes a juvenile's possession of a firearm except in limited circumstances, violates the right to bear arms under the Second Amendment ... and article I, section 24 of the Washington constitution. This issue was decided against Mr. Bryant in State v. Sieyes ... The Supreme Court held, 'The Second Amendment right to bear arms applies to the states through the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. We remain unconvinced, however, that RCW 9.41.040(2)(a)(iii) violates either state or federal constitutional right to bear arms.' ...
 

Don't send your other to jail: Get your concealed handgun licenses together!
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Spring is in the air and the daffodils are coming up. It is time once again to be thinking about self defense training and obtaining that CCW license you have been mulling around in your mind for the past two or three years."

"O.K. Now you've made up your mind, and you're going to go get the training you need to apply for an Ohio concealed handgun license (CHL). ... If you've talked to me, you know I've mentioned this to you. If you have talked to some of the other people who are offering classes and training, chances are they did not mention the most important person in your life. That person is your spouse, your spouse-to-be ... your significant other, or just a close companion living in the same house with you." ...
 

"We Are Everywhere" stickers laid out for Avery labels
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I just received this email with attachment regarding the 'We Are Everywhere' campaign." ...
"The recent blog posting about civil disobedience (if that is what some want to call it) and the notion to put the Collectivists on notice that the Threepers are everywhere got my thinking about ways it can be achieved. Being a computer geek, I took the liberty of copying one of the images I found very compelling, played around it some, and was subsequently able to reformat/resize it slightly to be printed on ... a 3 1/3" x 4" Avery shipping label with 6 labels to a page ..." ...
"OK, so if you want me to send you Legal Alien's template, all laid out and ready to print, drop me an email at GeorgeMason1776@aol.com." ...
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Submitter's Note: Just in case anyone doesn't read "Emmett's" comments, Mike Vanderboegh is an informant for the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, the Bilderbergers, One World Order, the UN and probably the Cato Institute to boot. His sole purpose in offering this template is no doubt to garner incriminating e-mails to turn over to his handlers.

Or, not.
 

Starbucks Shareholders Question Unsafe Gun Policy at Annual Meeting (video)
Submitted by: NYSRPA-PVF
Website: http://www.nysrpa-pvf.org

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"Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz gets it wrong when he tells a questioning shareholder that the openly carried guns are not loaded."

"Shareholders questioned the inconsistent gun policy that allows guns in the workplace for barristas and store employees, while Starbucks executives work in a gun-free building. This makes no sense. Starbucks should change its policy to 'no guns' allowed."
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KABA Note: One of the questioners asks why, given that 4 cops had recently been killed in a non-Starbucks coffee shop, they don't ban guns, as if the shooter would have not murdered the cops if the shop had banned guns.
 

As Gun Issue Heats Up, Book Attacks 'Bumper Sticker' Logic of Gun Rights Movement
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As coffee giant Starbucks finds itself mired in controversy over guns in its stores; 'gun rights' activists prepare to converge on Washington, D.C. on April 19 in an atmosphere poisoned by threats of rightwing violence; ... one of the nation's leading gun control advocates calls for a new reality-based discussion of guns and violence that rejects the 'bumper sticker logic' of the gun lobby."

"In "Lethal Logic ...', Dennis Henigan, Vice President for Law and Policy at the Brady Center ... systematically analyzes and dismantles the simple, effective slogans that the disciplined messaging of the gun lobby has burned into the consciousness of the American people. ..." ...
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Submitter's Note: Den's book has gotten 2.2 out of 5 stars on Amazon.com, with twice as many 1 star ratings as all others combined.
 

ME: Effort In Maine To Restrict Guns From National Park Units Falls Short of Goal
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A concerted effort in Maine to draw the line on national park visitors arming themselves has fallen short of the original goal. But if Governor John Baldacci signs the measure on his desk, it will at least outlaw open carry in Acadia National Park."

"Among the groups seeking a complete ban on visitors carrying weapons in all national park units in Maine was the Friends of Acadia, a non-profit park advocacy group that never saw the wisdom in the weapons legislation ..." ...

"'The previous rules were working perfectly fine here in Acadia, and I think that for, especially for the rangers, the new firearms laws present a challenge,' Stephanie Clement, conservation director for the friends group ..." ...
 

TX: Homeowner stabbed on far North Side
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "... the victim saw a man attempting to break into his truck parked in the driveway of his home ..."

"The two struggled after the homeowner confronted the man. During the scuffle, the victim thought Alzapiedi had punched him only to find moments later that he’d been stabbed ..."

"The suspect then ran away, Whitley said, leaving behind his gray truck ..."

"Moments later, a witness saw Alzapiedi running down the street with a bloody knife and confronted him ..."

"'The witness could tell, definitely, that something wasn't right,' he said. 'The suspect threatened the witness with the knife,' he said, and then dropped it when the witness — a concealed handgun carrier — showed the suspect his weapon." ...
 

WA: Elderly homeowner shoots violent home invader in self defense
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"A 70 year old Carnation, WA homeowner used his handgun to stop a violent home invader."

"Police say that the 70 year old man was in his home at about 6 AM when he heard someone lurking outside his home. The homeower reportedly went to the door to investigate, at which point the lurker rushed inside and hit the elderly homeowner in the head. Injured, the homeowner grabbed his self defense pistol and fired, striking the intruder and ending the attack, according to police ..." ...
 

TX: Students protest silently with empty holsters this week
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"In the wake of campus tragedies such as the Virginia Tech shootings, students across the nation support concealed guns on college campuses. Texas A&M's chapter of Students for Concealed Carry on Campus is participating in the Empty Holster Protest this week."

"'The Empty Holster Protest is something that is done nationally every year with Students for Concealed Carry on Campus,' said Lisa MacIntyre, a junior psychology major and public relations officer for the A&M chapter. 'Basically, it's to raise awareness for the cause of concealed carry on campus. We're wanting to get people asking questions that way we can discuss it with them and tell them what we're all about, what we're fighting for.'" ...
 

MI: Five things people are saying about gun protests at Oakland University
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As previously reported, a group of Oakland University students is lobbying for the right to carry concealed weapons on campus despite a universitywide ban on civilians with guns."

"The group, OU Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, is led by student Reed Smith. Smith believes that students should be able to carry a concealed firearm on campus to defend themselves from potential attacks."

"As expected, guns + college students = potential for heated debate. Scoping the Web, here's a smattering of what people are saying about the group's effort." ...
 

MI: OU students protest ban of guns on campus
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Members of a relatively new student group at Oakland University are walking around campus this week wearing empty holsters to promote their view that students should be able to carry concealed weapons on campus."

"The demonstration by OU Students for Concealed Carry on Campus -- and an informal one that individuals from a non-campus group might stage today at an OU Board of Trustees meeting -- prompted university police to alert the campus community Tuesday. The university put out a separate announcement last week."

"State law allows residents with permits to carry concealed weapons. But most state universities ban weapons on campus, permit or not." ...
 

CT: Please keep holsters on campus empty
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"It's not your 1960s type of protest."

"About 15 students at the University of Connecticut and several at Central Connecticut State are taking part in Empty Holster Protest Week. They contend the rules prohibiting them from slipping guns into those holsters violate their Second Amendment right to bear arms."

"Like most every college and university, the two institutions prohibit the possession of firearms and other weapons on campus. This is a good policy."

"Junior Phil Axelrod, president of the UConn Pistol and Rifle Club, said the protesters want to be able to defend themselves should some madman begin shooting. ... A university should not impede their right to carry a weapon, he argued."

"We have to disagree." ...
 

Gun Owners As The Tip Of NRA’s Grassroots Arrow, Why Wait?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"You can't open up a newspaper or turn on the TV these days without being reminded that this is an election year. Every vote our elected officials make, on every issue, has implications for some constituent somewhere."

"Some of these votes may improve our lives, while others may make life more difficult. ..."

"A lawmaker’s primary mission, especially in an election such as this, is…re-election. The only individuals who can re-hire or fire an elected official are his constituents who are registered to vote, and thus, eligible to cast their ballots on Election Day."

"While Election Day 2010 ... may seem like a long way off, as the tip of NRA's grassroots arrow, you need to ask yourself, 'what am I waiting for?'" ...
 

Rising Republicans Palin, Pawlenty share stage at rally
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Two rising Republicans shared the stage at a Minneapolis political rally Wednesday, foreshadowing a potential race to the party's 2012 presidential nomination."

"Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who competed for the second spot on Sen. John McCain's presidential ticket two years ago, addressed more than 10,000 Republicans at the Minneapolis Convention Center to raise money for U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn." ...
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Submitter's Note: Governor Tim was so busy running for Vice-President that he forgot to keep his promise to MN carry permit holders. You can read all about it here.
 

Utah, Wyo., SD Plan To Join Mont. Gun Lawsuit
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The attorneys general for Utah and Wyoming said Wednesday that their states and South Dakota will join a federal lawsuit pending in Montana in which pro-gun groups are seeking to protect that state's sovereign right to regulate guns."

"The attorneys general confirmed that they plan to file a 'friend of the court' brief in the Montana case this week, and that South Dakota also plans to join them."

"All the states involved have enacted "firearms freedom" laws that seek to exempt guns made and sold within their borders from federal regulation." ...
 

State No. 6 tells feds to stuff their gun regs
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A sixth state – Arizona – now has declared that guns made and kept inside its borders essentially are free from federal application, registration and ownership regulations in a surging movement among states that one supporter describes as a direct challenge to 'a government monopoly on the supply of firearms.'"

"Gov. Jan Brewer this week signed the state's version of a 'Firearms Freedom Act,' which originated in Montana and now has been adopted by six states, with several dozen more in various stages of their own plans."

"Brewer issued a statement that the law is intended to give Washington the message that they should not try to 'get between Arizonans and their constitutional rights.'" ...
 

LA: State lawmaker: Lift gun restrictions!
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"A state lawmaker who describes himself as a strong Second Amendment supporter says there's no reason for special restrictions on those individuals with concealed carry permits inside the Louisiana state parks system."

"State Sen. Troy Hebert, of New Iberia, has proposed a plan that would give state residents the right to get permits for concealed carry in state parks, a right they already have in national parks in the state." ...

"'So what we want to do is put the state parks in line with the national parks where law-abiding citizens can take their guns into the parks,' he said." ...
 

AZ: The Arizona Firearms Freedom Act Becomes Law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"On Monday Arizona made a bold move to check unlimited federal power. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed the Arizona Firearms Freedom Act (HB 2307) into law, making Arizona the sixth state to pass this type of historic Tenth Amendment legislation." ...

"In an official statement released yesterday, Governor Brewer issued a stern warning to the federal government when she noted that the Arizona Firearms Freedom Act should:"
"'..send a clear and convincing message that politicians in Washington should not attempt to get between Arizonans and their constitutional rights.'" ...
 

VT: Vermont State Representative Steve Adams Is A True Friend Of The Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"NRA-ILA would like to applaud the on-going pro-gun and pro-hunting advocacy of Vermont State Representative Steven Adams (R-Windsor-4)."

"Rep. Adams boasts an excellent, pro-gun voting record and, in 2008, was not only endorsed by the NRA Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF), but received an 'A+' grade. Rep. Adams has consistently gone 'above and beyond' in his efforts to proactively support pro-gun and pro-hunting freedoms in Vermont. Rep. Adams has sponsored many bills benefiting sportsmen, including range protection legislation in 2006. He is currently the sponsor of a current mentor hunting bill–House Bill 243." ...
 

CA: California Democrat proposes mandatory gun registration
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A California Democrat is proposing a new law requiring residents to register their shotguns and rifles or go to jail, CBSNews.com has learned."

"Assemblyman Mike Feuer ... this week introduced legislation ordering law enforcement to 'permanently keep' records of anyone who buys a gun from a dealer or an individual. California already stores information about handgun purchases." ...

"'Even though the constitutionality of such a measure is a close call, it is a horrible public policy choice,' says Gene Hoffman, chairman of the CalGuns Foundation. 'Just as Canada is about to do away with their long gun registry after squandering $1 billion, California wishes to attack law abiding gun owners for firearms not used in crime.'" ...
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Submitter's Note: What Assemblyman Führer -Ahem!- I mean Feuer fails to mention is that criminals can't be punished for not registering their illegally possessed guns.
 

Rachel Maddow, McCarthyite
Submitted by: Larry

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"Every government lives in fear of its own citizens. The fear waxes and wanes ... In Washington, they're wondering: how long will they put up with it?

"Today, the answer to that question is: not much longer – and the fear is manifest in the latest campaign against 'extremism,' ... get a load of Rachel Maddow, the 'liberal' MSNBC commentator, last Thursday night. After running a videotaped interview with anti-abortion militant Scott Roeder ... she averred:"

"So, yes, so you can see Roeder as an anti-abortion extremist. You can also identify anti-abortion extremism as one branch of the broader movement of violent, militant, anti-government extremism in this country ..." ...
 

Constitutional experts seem all the rage
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"One of my colleagues -- herself both an editor and a member of the bar ... -- remarked the other day that suddenly every Joe in the country has become an authority on the Constitution."

"It is true. Oddly, the people who now care passionately about the Constitution didn't seem to think much about it previously, excepting, of course, the Second Amendment, which they considered the whole constitutional shooting match1."

"They slept the sleep of the innocent during the Bush administration ..."

"But now that they have become constitutional experts, they no longer sit around saying, 'How about them Steelers?' They say instead, 'How about that 10th Amendment?'" ...
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1Submitter's note: As opposed to the MSM who seem to think that the First Amendment is "the whole constitutional shooting match"?
 

WV: Some bills deserve a gubernatorial veto
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"THE 2nd Amendment to the Constitution has been vigorously defended in recent years. The U.S. Supreme Court just struck down a draconian, ineffective gun law in the nation's capital."

"Members of the Legislature carefully court voters who value the ability to defend themselves. But the state never followed the anti-gun fad, so there are few bad gun laws to repeal."

"Instead, in this election year, lawmakers passed a sales tax holiday on firearms and ammunition that would be timed for the fall hunting seasons. The bill was called the Second Amendment Appreciation Act." ...

"Gov. Joe Manchin was left with no choice but to veto this cynical bill before it became another bad law." ...
 

VA: Virginian-Pilot won't retract their intentional lies in their opinion piece
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Seems pretty clear that the Virginian-Pilot doesn't know what to do with the hot potato that they are holding. A couple of weeks ago they publish an opinion piece titled 'Gun activist hacks at Chief Jacocks,' that intentionally misstated what I had told Christina Nuchols during a telephone interview."

"Unfortunately for the paper, I recorded that conversation ..."

"I contacted the paper and asked to talk to the ombudsman - the person who ... makes sure the paper prints a correction or retraction if necessary."

"I was told they didn't have an ombudsman ..."

"I was told my only recourse was to send a Letter to the Editor ..."

"So I wrote an LTE, but, shockingly, it never got published! Who'da thunk it?" ...
 

VA: Ex-police chief in Morningside: Gun sold illegally to help pay bills
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"During his sentencing in Prince George's County Circuit Court on Friday, David A. Eichelberger, the former police chief of Morningside, told the judge that he illegally sold a police weapon last year so he could afford diapers for his children."

"Eichelberger, who pleaded guilty in February to stealing and then selling the 9mm Glock pistol, was sentenced to 60 days in jail. In imposing the sentence, Judge Nicholas E. Rattal gave Eichelberger credit for the one day he has spent in jail."

"Rattal said he believed Eichelberger was remorseful and was unlikely to commit further crimes. But, the judge said, Eichelberger violated the trust of the public, which counts on police officers to keep illegal guns off the street." ...
 

WI: Town of Geneva police sergeant could face criminal charge
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"A town police sergeant demoted in November for engaging in conduct unbecoming an officer and mishandling evidence now could face a criminal charge, according to the sheriff’s office."

"Sgt. Robert Haase, who was suspended for 90 days and permitted to return as a patrolman with a lower salary, is on administrative leave pending a decision on a possible felony charge of misconduct in public office."

"Geneva Town Chairman Dan Lauderdale said the town requested an investigation based on testimony and evidence presented during a disciplinary hearing for Haase in November." ...
 

TX: Former Chief Deputy of Hockley County sentenced to 10 years
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"One day after a jury decided that David Kinney was not fit to be Sheriff of Hockley County, his former chief deputy is sentenced to ten years in federal prison."

"Gordon Bohannon has been formally sentenced to ten years in federal prison after pleading guilty in late December. Bohannon was one of two deputies arrested by federal agents in the massive July 10th drug bust and admitted to helping Bobby Froman, leader of the Aces and Eights motorcycle gang in Levelland, run a methamphetamine drug ring." ...
 

IL: Internet Brings Sunshine To Chicago's Dark Side
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Yes, Chicago's local media has been in the pocket of the Daley/Burke Crime Families for a very long time. They've killed story after story about corruption whenever they could."

"Now there is the Internet with its bloggers and keeping those dirty secrets has become a real challenge."

"The allegation of Cowardice by Chicago police superintendent, Jody Weis would have never seen the light of day in the past. It would have circulated as an unsubstantiated rumor throughout the department. The allegation itself would have gotten a City Hall whitewash job and the media would have avoided mentioning it like a viral infection." ...
 

WA: Good shooting of one bad man, good arrest of another
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"The 180-grain .40-caliber Speer Gold Dot bullet leaves the muzzle at approximately 1,025 feet per second with 420 foot pounds of muzzle energy."

"At virtually point-blank range (anywhere within ten or a dozen feet), that bullet has a devastating impact, and is a proven fight-stopper."

"When four of those bullets slammed into wanted cop-killer Maurice Clemmons about 42 hours after he gunned down four Lakewood, WA police officers, it brought to end one of the most intensive manhunts in this state's history. A King County jury reached a proper decision earlier Wednesday when it declared that Seattle Police Officer Benjamin Kelly was justified in opening fire on Clemmons ..." ...
 

OR: Off-Duty Officer Pulls Gun During Traffic Incident
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"An off-duty Portland police sergeant pulled a gun during a traffic confrontation over the weekend ..." ...

"... Ruffin told deputies [Sgt.] Nice flipped him off and swore at him."

"Ruffin then began to follow Nice, later claiming he wanted to know what he did wrong ... Nice said he pulled over, got out of his truck and walked toward the BMW, which was also stopped."

"Nice said he drew his pistol to his side as he approached the driver because he couldn't see Ruffin's hands or what he was doing. ..." ...

"Nice was one of two officers who were scrutinized for the death of James Chasse, a mentally ill man who died in police custody after officers arrested him in 2006."

"An autopsy showed Chasse suffered more than a dozen broken ribs and a punctured lung." ...
 

LA: Town Hall meetings on gun ownership set for today, April 7, in Pineville and Mansura
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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FULL TEXT BELOW:

U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander will host Town Hall meetings in Pineville and Mansura today, April 7, to discuss Second Amendment rights, including federal legislation’s potential impact on gun owners and sportsmen.

The public is invited to attend the meetings.

The Mansura meeting will be from noon to 1 p.m. today at Pookie’s Archery & Guns, 7735 La. Highway 1.


The Pineville meeting will be from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Big Al’s Guns, 637 Main St.
In addition to Alexander, R-Quitman, a representative from the National Rifle Association will attend to answer questions.


Similar meetings were held Tuesday in Monroe and Ruston.
 

NV: Nevadans are free to don their arms in the open
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Just about everybody on the Metro Police force has heard of Tim Farrell, and he sometimes gets mistaken for a law enforcement officer."

"Farrell is simply a 29-year-old wireless Internet engineer — and a gun rights crusader. He is one of what appears to be a growing number of people taking up the 'open-carry' cause, advocating a constitutional right to openly carry firearms."

"'The open-carry movement has gained momentum over the last four or five years because people are waking up to their rights,' Farrell says. 'I don’t need a permit to exercise free speech. I don't need a permit to be tried by a jury if I'm accused of a crime, so why do I need a permit to carry a gun if I have a constitutional right to carry a gun?'" ...
 

CA: Exercising an important freedom
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The U.S. Constitution is our nation's most important document; it should be studied, understood, taught and respected by our whole citizenry."

"These 'open carry' individuals are exercising a very important freedom guaranteed under the Second Amendment to our Constitution. If they are law-abiding, non-felons, they are are totally within their rights, and I thank them for bringing this important right to our attention, by exercising it."

"In addition, I so appreciate our city's fine law enforcement officers for diligently protecting us from crime, and for their proper procedures of ensuring compliance to ... California firearm laws. They are to be commended for their professionalism in this 'open carry' display and discussion."
 

Kenya: Fix Security and Nobody Will Bother Buying Guns Illegally
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Internal Security minister [Prof.] George Saitoti and his permanent secretary Francis Kimemia were in their element when they oversaw the burning of 2,500 small arms at Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi recently."

"The minister even took the chance to dabble in a bit of politics. He promised ... to enact a law that mandates stiffer penalties for anyone found with illegal arms." ...

"The professor ... probably knows that the core reason for the proliferation of illegal arms is, in fact, one he should be dealing with; rampant insecurity."

"People do not buy firearms for target practice ... These citizens have seen their livelihood -- their herds of livestock -- stolen from them by armed rustlers over generations." ...
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
The writings of scholars who have written on the subject are virtually united on the point that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms, not simply the state national guards. — PROFESSOR GLENN HARLAN REYNOLDS

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