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UK 'journalists' epitomize snotty attitude toward U.S. gun owners
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Maybe it's a resentment that goes back to their unsuccessful attempt to disarm subjects that started a rebellion and lost them a colony, maybe it's jealousy at being denied trust afforded their American cousins, or maybe it's just being aware they are subjects of a queen. Regardless, the snotty attitude toward U.S. gun owners, famously exemplified by unwelcome import Piers Morgan, is alive and well in the British press." ...
 

And why wouldn't Second Amendment protect right to own bazookas?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Charlotte Lane, a Republican running for West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District seat, evidently raised eyebrows Monday, with her affirmative answer to the question of whether or not the Second Amendment protects the right to own 'bazookas.' The occasion was her appearance on the Hoppy Kercheval Talkline radio show. Kercheval started with the more general question of what the Second Amendment means to her. From the Morgan County, USA news blog:" ...
 

Inside the Twisted Mind of a Gun Control Advocate: Andrew Rosenthal Edition
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"According to the 'About' bit next to the editorial Another Idiot with a Gun, Andrew Rosenthal has been 'The Times’s editorial page editor since January 2007, oversees the editorial board, the letters and Op-Ed departments, and Sunday Review. He has held numerous positions . . . including assistant managing editor for news, foreign editor, national editor and Washington editor.' While the paper is the family business – his father was New York Times executive editor – Andrew’s success is not due to nepotism. It’s down to his ability to hew to the paper’s political perspective/prerogative. When it comes to guns . . ."

"The Times is against them. Well, it’s against them for civilians. Well, some civilians. ..." ...
 

We Will Not Comply with Ridiculous Gun Laws
Submitted by: Robert Morse
Website: http://slowfacts.wordpress.com/

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"Our gun laws are crazy and I think legislators in gun-grabbing states made them that way on purpose. Their laws make criminals out of honest and responsible gun owners. Now what are we going to do about it?"

"These laws were never intended to stop violent thugs. They were designed to secure political donations and punish the political minority of gun owners during an election year. In the last year, gun laws have become even more onerous. Now we see a wave of deliberate civilian disobedience by honest gun owners. The government made it even more difficult to follow the laws, so gun owners stopped trying. They couldn’t, so the didn’t. ... Seeing is believing, and this is what we find when we look state by state." ...
 

Facebook Gun Clubs Buy, Sell, Trade, And Cause A Stir (audio available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Mass shootings in the U.S. in recent years have put access to firearms in the cross-hairs of gun control groups. Last year, some gun control advocates urged Facebook to ban posts advertising guns."

"Facebook recently announced that it wouldn't do that, but that it would tighten its rules. Some gun control groups say Facebook missed the mark, but for gun owners, it's a good deal."

"Cody Bourgeois recently got a new Smith and Wesson M&P .40 semi-automatic. He says it was his wife's idea." ...
 

Black Americans, a little-known tradition of arms
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"What comes to mind when thinking about guns and Afro-Americans? The media typically portray blacks as either criminals or anti-gun activists. Here is a glimpse into the real story."

"Television tells us little about the real America. Black Americans, like other Americans, have long used guns to defend their homes and families against violence. They did so even while enslaved in the 18th and 19th centuries. After the end of slavery, blacks found guns vital in protecting themselves against white marauders and other criminals. ..." ...
 

IN-DEPTH Review of the TAC-CON 3MR Trigger System (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"As most of you know, the TAC-CON 3MR is a product I’ve been following since it was announced in late 2013. It looked like an innovative trigger system, and I’ll go ahead and tell you guys, I like innovative products."

"I first got to shoot the trigger at SHOT Show this year, but my exposure was limited to 1 magazine, and while I didn’t get it down like I would have liked, I saw some potential in this trigger. In March, myself along with several other media professionals, were invited out to TAC-CON’s Phoenix, Arizona facilities to get some range time with the triggers and see how they are made." ...
 

Gun Review: SIG SAUER P320
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Polymer framed striker fired handguns are all the rage at the moment, but there’s always something that bugged me about them. The basis of the guns are a metal chassis, but in order to make the frame they mold the chassis into the frame itself. That always struck me as a lazy solution to the problem of integrating metal and plastic to form the firearm, and apparently the guys at SIG SAUER thought so too. Building on the earlier P250 platform, they’ve created a truly modular striker fired handgun . . ." ...
 

Gear Review: Point Blank Vision Body Armor
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"In my search for body armor I gathered a lot of information and I wanted to have a couple options. So I ordered some basic IIIA soft plates for my plate carrier and a custom made Point Blank Vision concealable vest. Because the Point Blank vest is custom made, it took about a month to arrive. For each vest, measurements for the intended wearer are taken, and then they are built to those specifications. But I’ll get more about that later . . ." ...
 

ShootingTheBull410 9mm AmmoQuest-Winchester White Box! (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Winchester White Box ammo is a golden oldie. It’s a Wal-Mart discount staple that (back in the good old days) you could always pick up for cheap. But is it any good outside of the range? And, especially now that the market has changed and more and more people are carrying small, short-barreled pocket pistols, is the venerable WWB effective from a 3″-barrel 9mm pistol? The answers may surprise you. They sure surprised us."
 

Gun Review: Roberts Defense Super Grade Pro
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"RF comes off the line at Red’s and strikes-up a conversation. When he finds out I’m a 1911 guy he pulls out a Roberts Defense Super Grade Pro from a nondescript case. 'It’s an early production gun,' RF says. 'The sights fell off. They replaced them with these.' Heinie Straight Eights. My favorite sights in the world. RF asks if I wouldn’t mind testing the box-fresh custom 1911 for TTAG. Let me check my schedule . . . yup. I can make room. But is there room in the market for yet another custom 1911 maker? Well, if it’s a good one . . ." ...
 

First Impression: Rock Island Armory 22 TCM Midsize Standard
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"This was going to be a full review of the Rock Island Armory 22 TCM Standard. I’ve had this gun open and apart so many times and I have about 250 rounds through it. I’ve also had a few chances to talk shop with the nice folks at Armscor, and I have dealt with a couple pretty big hitches. So it could almost be a full-on review, but it is not. As comfortable as I am with this pistol, I haven’t had enough trouble free time with it and I will certainly post an update once I have the disposable funds to put another 500 through it. Until then, two problem free boxes simply isn’t enough . . ." ...
 

A Revolver Primer
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Barack Obama has been the best firearm salesman the industry could never have imagined. Americans have responded to his manipulation and abuse of power by buying firearms and ammunition in unprecedented quantities, and more and more of those consumers are first-time firearm owners. For those of us who have carried handguns as daily companions, with and without a badge since young adulthood, the revolver vs. semiautomatic argument has gone through many phases as technology, firearms law and societal norms have changed. At one time, the idea that revolvers were in an entirely different–and superior–reliability class than semiautomatic pistols was pretty much taken for granted. That’s no longer true . . ." ...
 

ShootingTheBull410: NAA Black Widow Firing Hornady Critical Defense (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Recently we published ShootingTheBull410′s test of the North American Arms Black Widow mini-revolver firing Gold Dots and the results were surprisingly good. Now he puts the same pocket pistol to the test with Hornady’s Critical Defense, with its vaunted (or at least highly marketed) anti-clogging polymer tip. ..."
 

ArmsBand Holster Maker Responds to Critics – Nearly Two Years Later. (Win One for Yourself!)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"There was a time when I read every comment on every post. Now that TTAG’s cranking out (in a high-quality way) 14 posts a day, those days are long gone. But I still cruise through our comments widget to keep my finger on the pulse to stay current with the Armed Intelligentsia’s gestalt. And look what I found! A response to our article What Could Possibly Go Wrong: ArmsBand Edition from the manufacturer. A little late perhaps; the post was written in July 2012. But much appreciated. (e.g., 'To those who think me a fool for pursuing this method of carry from idea to product to market: You may be right.') Make the jump for the more modest merriment and details on how you – yes YOU! – can win an ArmsBand holster . . ." ...
 

California PD Recalls 300 SIG SAUER P226s
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"'The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department talked with the manufacturer and decided to replace 300 guns that were less than a year old,' kcra.com reports. 'The type of gun in question is the Sig Sauer 226, a .40-caliber handgun. The problem is a tiny pin that anchors a spring in place that helps reload the gun. Twice in recent weeks on the department’s range, the pin failed and the guns wouldn’t reload. Officials don’t think all of the 300 guns they recently bought have a malfunctioning pin, but after talking with the gun maker, the department didn’t want to take any chances.' SIG says the cause of the problem is/was/might be . . ." ...
 

Hillary Clinton wants to 'rein in' gun culture that is 'way out of balance'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Speaking at a ... conference in Maryland Tuesday, Hillary Clinton decided to blame 'gun violence' in the United States not on violent, morally bankrupt predators, but on the nation's gun culture, which she argues is 'way out of balance.' This is more than a little puzzling to those of us who take pride in being part of America's gun culture, and who have never committed 'gun violence,' and never will, except in necessary self-defense or defense of others."

"More than puzzling, it is also unforgivably offensive. Clinton would never dare blame the September 11, 2001 attacks on 'Muslim culture,' or Jerry Sandusky's serial child molestation on 'gay culture,' but peaceable gun owners are to be subject to one of the last permissible bigotries. ..." ...
 

Guns, guts and the surgeon general: My Word
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "Educated at Harvard and Yale and endorsed by top medical associations in the country, Murthy is an accomplished physician, leader and entrepreneur. Measured by a meritocratic yardstick, his nomination should have been a done deal by now, except for a letter and a tweet."

"In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, Murthy wrote to Congress urging measures to curb gun violence posthaste and prevent meaningless tragedies from repeating. Due to Murthy's public gun-safety advocacy, the National Rifle Association has managed to stoke up a Second Amendment smoke screen with the intent of shooting down his nomination to serve its profitability agenda." ...
 

Moms Demanding Action for Gun Sense in America Host Anti-Gun Tupperware Parties. NRA Moms Fight Back
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"For those of you suffering from a dearth of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America = astroturf posts, we offer this nugget from the org’s Facebook page (Texas edition). 'HOST A HOUSE PARTY: As part of our Mother’s Day Week of Action, moms across the nation are hosting house parties the week of May 4th – 10th. This is a great opportunity to build community, introduce our new Gun Sense Voter campaign and discuss next steps in reducing gun violence in America. It’s not too late to sign up to host a house party.' Anyone remember slide shows? Like that, only not as popular. Or interesting. In fact . . ." ...
 

USA Today Gives Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America the Microphone. Literally. (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"USA Today is as anti-gun as they come. To be fair, the McPaper sometimes gives the pro-gun side column equal time in dueling editorials, including me. But most of the time USA Today has no interest in being fair. This video piece and printed article on Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’s visit to Capitol Hill highlights the editors’ willingness to bias their reports for the bloody shirt wavers seeking civilian disarmament – regardless of the fact that the empress has no clothes. For example . . ." ...
 

Who Do You Want on Your Jury?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"So here I am, sitting in the back of the classroom with a laptop. My co-instructor Attorney Jim Fleming and I are teaching a CLE ... course geared for attorneys, on the topic of self-defense cases. Jim is talking about jury selection."

"Some of his advice is counterintuitive, but hell, if trial law was all intuitive, no one would need continuing training, would they? And some in the audience are shocked when he says that as a criminal defense lawyer, he LOVES to have cops on his clients’ juries. ... If the game is cops and robbers and your client has been cast in the role of the accused robber, wouldn’t a member 'of the other team' be the LAST person you wanted on your jury?"

"Jim explains ..." ...
 

The Moral And Legal Defense Of Pointing Weapons At Bureau Of Land Management Agents
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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... "There is also an equally simple and compelling legal argument for pointing weapons at BLM agents. ... In Tennessee [v.] Garner, we learned that even the Supreme Court believes that ... [g]uns can only be used by law enforcement officers for the exact same reason that they may be used by civilians, i.e., for self defense."

"This doesn’t mean that LEOs across America actually abide by Tennessee v. Garner ... But it does mean that right is on our side. It is the BLM who came in pointing weapons at men, women and children. If they are going to do this, it is not an unreasonable thing to expect that overwatch and security would point weapons back at the perpetrators to ensure their own safety." ...
 

Daily Digest: Ballistic Education Edition
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"An 8-year-old child was found to have a loaded 9mm magazine (not shown) at school earlier this week. The magazine was discovered when it fell out of his coat pocket during recess. The kid didn’t have a gun, just the magazine, and no one was hurt. But here’s where it gets weird. Somehow detectives obtained a search warrant for the child’s home, where they found 'more ammunition as well as drug paraphernalia.' No arrests have been made and the investigation continues, but I’m really unclear how they managed to justify a search warrant of the home. . ." ...
 

Daily Digest: Earthy Hippies Having Coronaries Edition
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Your Lockdown of the Day™ comes from Kansas City, Kansas. Wyandotte High School was placed on lockdown this morning following a report of a student with a gun. After a search of the school, police discovered an infrared thermometer that happened to have a laser pointer (you know, so you know what you’re measuring the temperature of). KSHB.com reports that 'students were never in danger.' If you’re always made to feel like you’re in danger due to constant false alarms and overreactions, how would you know? [h/t Prairie Patriot]" ...
 

AL: Woman Opens Fire on Attempted Intruder After Her Boyfriend Was Shot in the Hand
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"It was a scary situation in Huntsville, AL for a couple early this morning."

"According to local media reports, around 1am, a man came to the door and knocked. When the male occupant of the home cracked the door to see who was there, the suspect tried to force his way into the home."

"The male resident resisted and fought back in an attempt to close the door."

"During the struggle, the suspect fired once through the door of the home and struck the male resident in the hand."

"A female resident of the home, described as the male resident’s girlfriend, was able to open fire on the suspect through an adjoining bedroom window." ...
 

AZ: Self-Defense Tip: Answer the Door (video available)
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"'According to Phoenix police, the 20-year-old man smashed the arcadia door with a garden weeding tool after rattling doorknobs and ringing the doorbell,' azfamily.com reports. 'The 47-year-old woman grabbed her gun and hid in the bathroom.' Before we reveal the upshot – so to speak - of this unfortunate event it’s important to note that the Phoenix woman faced a standard-issue home burglary, and might have avoided bloodshed if she’d acted differently. . ." ...
 

VT: Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Worst Possible Tragedy Edition. Well, Almost
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"'A Vermont prosecutor says no charges will be filed in the shooting of a troubled Army veteran by one of his teenage children,' foxnews.com reports, 'because the man was armed and threatening to kill his family.' Readers familiar with Oedipus Rex (or The Lion King) will appreciate that this incident is the dictionary definition of a tragedy (without the really weird bit). But it’s actually worse . . ." ...
 

GA: Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Atlanta Carjacking Target Adapts, Improvises, Survives
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"'Police say a woman reported getting in to her car here along Blue Ridge Avenue when Fontana tapped on the window with his gun and attempted to carjack her,' 11alive.com reports. 'Once he got inside, he was struggling to drive her car with a manual transmission and placed the gun in his lap. The woman says she picked up the gun and tried to get out of the vehicle. He pulled her back and bit her twice leaving visible marks. at that point she pulled the trigger and shot him . . ." ...
 

What’s Wrong With This Picture: Stop & Rob Edition
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Over at womensoutdoornews.com, retired police officer Sara Ahrens councils readers how to develop a defensive mindset. (She calls it a divergent mindset, but I thought the movie was particularly dull.) According to Sarah, it’s not all about the gun, stupid. 'If we conclude that the only response to a life-or-death situation is with a gun, then we impose limits and jeopardize chances for survival. Without identifying a 'Plan B' we will resort to inaction if our 'Plan A' fails. We need to focus on the goal, which is to stop the attack any way we can, not focusing on the tool.' To that end, Ahrens asks readers to look at the picture above from a self-defense POV. Her analysis after the jump . . ." ...
 

FL: Self-Defense: Time For A Gun
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Throughout the 237 years since the United States' Declaration of Independence, a gun has been a part of day-to-day life for many."

"Farmers and ranchers long have kept a gun ready to protect their farmyard animals or herds from predatory wild animals, and to hunt. If personal protection was needed, one's gun could be put to that use as well."

"Luis A. Pena., 27, of Winter Haven found no other way to protect himself and his family members than his gun April 7. An aggressive intruder broke into their house and charged toward him ... Pena shot and killed Mitchell Glenn Large, 40, of Winter Haven with his handgun."

"Self-sufficiency — and self-defense, including with a gun — is a respected way of life in the United States. ..." ...
 

NV: Lieutenant governor’s race has legs in 2016 national politics
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The statewide race that seems to be gathering the greatest attention among political power brokers is for the position that carries the least power: lieutenant governor."

"The primary election June 10 is a proxy battle between the state’s two most influential politicians — Democrat Sen. Harry Reid and Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval — and the zeal of the far right."

"This race normally wouldn’t catch voters’ eyes, but this campaign could define Nevada’s political landscape for 2016 and beyond. That’s because a Republican win could open the door for a well-funded, popular Sandoval to challenge Reid as the party continues its campaign to control the Senate." ...
 

NV: Primaries near in Washoe County sheriff race
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Washoe County Sheriff Mike Haley's decision to forgo re-election earlier this year didn't rock the 2014 sheriff's race ... but it did create a wide-open fight for those vying to become the county's next chief law enforcement officer." ...

"If running a $90 million budget wasn't enough, a sheriff is expected to provide a peace-keeping presence when hostilities spike, say between federal officials and armed militia, as seen last month in the Clark County near rancher Cliven Bundy's property."

"Sheriff Doug Gillespie's handling of the Bundy incident, along with questions on the second amendment, have dominated discussions in campaign forums, candidates said." ...
 

MO: Missouri Gun Rights Amendment Goes to Voters in November
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"While they work on passing bills providing substantial protections for the right to keep and bear arms, Missouri state legislators are offering voters a way to directly stand up for that right themselves."

"On May 7, the state senate voted 23-8 to approve a bill that would allow voters to consider a proposed amendment to the November general election ballot that would shore up the Second Amendment in the Show Me State. By a vote of 122-31, the state House of Representatives passed the proposal the day before." ...
 

AR: House panel approves 2nd Amendment resolution
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"A panel of Arkansas state lawmakers has approved a non-binding resolution that urges the federal government not to limit Second Amendment rights."

"Representatives on the House Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs voted unanimously Wednesday to pass the measure. If the resolution passes the House, it will be distributed to President Obama, congressional leaders and other state legislatures." ...
 

NH: New Hampshire Rep: Food Stamp Recipients Should Be Able to Buy Guns with EBT Cards
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"On May 7th 2014 New Hampshire Representative Timothy Horrigan (D-Durham) stood on the state house floor and argued against legislation forbidding the use of EBT cards for guns, saying such a ban 'is a blatant violation of the Second Amendment.'" ...
 

DE: Delaware’s 3D Printed Gun Ban Bill Revealed
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"'First, let me apologize for the poor quality,' Delaware State Representative Jeffery Spiegelman writes. 'This bill (137) was circulated today for cosponsors and I only had a couple of seconds to take a picture of it with my cell phone.' In other words, it is not even online for public viewing yet. Here are my initial thoughts . . ." ...
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Submitter's Note: Here's my initial thought; as written this bill actually bans ALL firearm receivers, ammunition and magazines, not just the defined "undetectable firearms."
 

OK: Oklahoma Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto of “Shall Sign” Legislation
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The process for obtaining any NFA item, be it a silencer or a machine gun, is frustrating enough if everything goes according to plan. But when your local Chief Law Enforcement Officer refuses to sign off on the paperwork to even begin the process, everything falls apart. For those whose CLEOs refuse to sign paperwork it’s a de facto ban on legal firearms, and the Oklahoma legislature passed a bill to ensure that such a situation would never happen within its borders. OK’s governor, however, was not on board with that common sense gun law reform. Thankfully, the Oklahoma legislature has just voted to overturn that veto . . ." ...
 

GU: Guam Passes “Shall Issue” Concealed Carry Legislation
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"Guam is in an interesting situation. It’s not technically a state (it’s a 'territory,' a leftover from America’s imperialist drive at the turn of the 20th century), but it’s still governed by the laws of the United States. Mostly. Anyway, Guam is technically part of the 9th circuit of the Federal court system, the same court that recently ruled against 'may issue' licensing of concealed carry permits as a violation of the 2nd Amendment. The legislature of Guam saw the writing on the wall and has just passed a law turning their 'may issue' territory into a 'shall issue' paradise. From the local news . . ." ...
 

The man behind NJ's Supreme Court gun case
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"John Drake got his juvenile hunting license when he was 10, and had to go almost no farther than his backyard to hunt with his father and grandfather. The view from the back of his Fredon Township home is of the state’s 2,000-acre Whittingham wildlife preserve."

"Drake belongs to two ranges, holds every conceivable gun safety certification, and has been authorized to carry a handgun in Florida and Utah, which gives him reciprocal rights in 36 other states. New Jersey isn’t one of them, so two years ago he applied for a state permit."

"This began a legal journey that ended Monday ..." ...
 

AZ: City of Phoenix Loses Suit Brought By trainmeaz.com Over Bus Stop Ads
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A controversial gun-safety ad campaign is about to return to Phoenix, after the city lost its attempt to censor the project sponsored by a gun-safety training group, TrainMeAZ, LLC. The Goldwater Institute’s Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation, which represented TrainMeAZ, LLC, was granted summary judgment for its client Thursday by the Arizona Court of Appeals, preventing Phoenix from blocking the ads. Phoenix had forced them down a mere nine days after they were posted under contract more than three years ago . . ." ...
 

It's Even Worse: Operation Choke Point Threatens Both Guns and Common Decency
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"It was announced as an operation to prevent fraudsters from getting into innocent people's bank accounts. What could be more noble? What could possibly go wrong?"

"Maybe that's why, when Operation Choke Point first became public ... everybody from the mainstream media to the most eagle-eyed freedom bloggers basically ignored it."

"As it turns out there's nothing noble about it and a lot is already going wrong. ... we may not learn for years how much evil has already been done under the pretense of good. One thing we can be sure of: if these tactics aren't halted, they'll grow inexorably and will end up threatening not only our gun rights and our freedom, but the very concept of a society based on fairplay and honest dealings." ...
 

ATF's proposed reporting requirement expansion illustrates 'slippery slope'
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"National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea reported last evening that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been stealthily preparing to expand its requirement for gun dealers to report multiple long gun nationwide. The existing requirement to report sales within five days to the same buyer of two or more semi-automatic, detachable magazine-fed rifles of greater than .22 caliber has to date been limited to the four southwest border states of California, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas."

"The existing requirement, readers may remember, is not a matter of law, passed by Congress. The reporting requirement was imposed by raw executive fiat. ..." ...
 

ATF Anti-Gun Agitprop Preparing U.S. for Wider Long Gun Registry? (video available)
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"Is it any coincidence that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (And Really Big Fires) is inflicting an “iron river of guns” dog-and-pony show on Texas media at the same moment they’re preparing to take the border-state long gun registry nationwide? I think not. I’ve got one thing to say about that: the number of guns smuggled south to the cartels through gun shop purchases is dwarfed – almost unimaginably – by the firearms that 'seep' to the drug thugs via official sales to the Mexican military and police. ..."
 

TX: Deputy marshal placed on leave amid sexual abuse allegations
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"A deputy marshal has been placed on administrative leave after being accused of a sexually abusing a child."

"Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office deputies booked 34-year-old Saul Solis into the Hidalgo County Jail early Tuesday afternoon."

"The McAllen-based deputy marshal is facing an April 8th indictment for two counts of sexual performance of a child." ...
 

FL: School police officer sent sexually explicit text messages to student, report claims (video available)
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"A school police officer was removed from his position after he sent sexually explicit text messages to a teenage student, according to an internal affairs report exclusively obtained by Local 10's Jeff Weinsier."

"Miami-Dade Schools Police Department Officer Juan Cecchinelli was removed from his position at Miami Jackson Senior High School after the student showed the texts to a teacher, the report said."

"Local 10 obtained pictures of the actual cellphone texts from someone saved in her phone as 'police friend.'" ...
 

UT: Carbon County sheriff under investigation
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"Carbon County Sheriff James Cordova is under investigation for alleged misuse of a county credit card and equipment to move to his new home in St. George."

"County Attorney Gene Strate says his office is investigating allegations that Cordova spent about $2,100 on the credit card to purchase fuel for the county-owned pickup truck." ...
 

TX: BREAKING: Deputy Who Shot Burglary Victim’s Dog Indicted on Felony Charge (video available)
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"We have an update in the case of a Rains County Sheriff’s Deputy in Texas who shot a burglary victim’s small blue heeler because he said she charged him."

"The deputy was previously fired from his position for his actions and today a grand jury handed down an indictment on charges of animal cruelty. According to WFAA,"
"Jerrod Dooley, 32, has been charged with a state jail felony, punishable by up to two years behind bars. ..."

"'This is clearly a political knee jerk reaction by the DA in Rains County and there’s no chance that this case will stand up in court,' said Pete Schulte, Dooleys’ attorney. 'It’s a legal impossibility because he was acting within the scope of his employment as a public servant. ..." ...
 

PA: Reading police officer waives hearing on theft charges
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"A Reading police officer accused of stealing thousands of dollars in money evidence is heading to trial."

"Jodi Royer waived his preliminary hearing before a district judge in Reading."

"Royer, a nearly 24-year veteran of the force, took money to support a gambling habit, officials said." ...
 

TX: Hearne City Council Fires Officer Who Shot & Killed 93-year-old Woman (video available)
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"The police officer who shot and killed a 93-year-old woman is out of a job."

"Saturday afternoon, the city council met to discuss taking possible disciplinary action against Officer Stephen Stem. It took them less than 30 minutes to reach a unanimous vote to fire him."

"Stem responded to a 911 call Tuesday from Pearlie Golden’s nephew. She was upset about not being allowed to drive after failing a driver’s license renewal test. Roy Jones says when he wouldn’t give Golden her car keys, she went into the house and grabbed a .38 revolver. Jones then ran to the side of the house and called 911." ...
 

NY: Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: New York Corrections Dept. Captain Eric Lynch
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"Bullet just misses woman, but shooter totally escapes prosecution, the nypost.com headline proclaims. ... Both the Times and the Post, however, are ... anti-gun – except when it comes to the police and other government agents. Which can put The Post in a peculiar position. Check this . . ." ...
"A Bronx woman watching 'Criminal Minds' was nearly killed when a bullet whizzed through her wall — and the Correction Department captain who fired the errant shot escaped criminal charges despite attempts to cover it up, sources told The Post . . ."

"Lynch, 52, was charged with three felonies ..."

"But District Attorney Robert Johnson’s office dropped the case before his arraignment, saying the whole thing was an accident." ...
 

NY News Station Finally Realizes That “Assault Weapons” Bans Are Merely Cosmetic in Nature (video available)
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"Well, it only took them 20 years, but the media has finally figured out that so called 'assault weapons' bans are merely a law that controls the cosmetic looks of a firearm."

"A report by NBC4 New York takes a look at the differences between the AR-15 rifle pre SAFE Act and post SAFE Act. Of course, as we’ve known ever since the Clinton era federal ban, the changes are mainly cosmetic, and to a smaller degree ergonomic."

"However, gun control advocates say that banning certain cosmetic features matter. ..." ...
 

WI: Second Amendment Supporters Win in Oconomowoc
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"It started when a mother posted a simple picture on Facebook, and asked a simple question: Is openly carrying a gun legal in an Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, park? Milwaukee TV station WTMJ asked Oconomowoc officials who said that they had a local ordinance forbidding the practice, and that it was enforceable. In the process, they also smeared Second Amendment supporters . . ." ...
 

WA: CeaseFire, Town Hall ‘Civics Series’ to discuss gun control Monday
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"Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, will be in Seattle Monday as the keynoter at Washington CeaseFire’s Spring Luncheon event at the Washington Athletic Club, and Monday evening he will lead a panel discussion on 'gun reform' at Town Hall Seattle."

"The panel will also feature CeaseFire President Ralph Fascitelli, Tony Gomez with Seattle/King County Public Health and State Rep. Cyrus Habib (48th District). According to the Town Hall website, 'the panel will explore long-term solutions to reducing violence and changing the cultural status quo. Sandy Hook and other mass shootings have raised questions about gun legislation, prompting movements for change. ...'" ...
 

WI: Oconomowoc Officials, Professor Don’t Know Wisconsin Gun Laws
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"Open carry is legal in Wisconsin. The state has a strong preemption law forbidding local governments from inflicting a confusing patchwork quilt of conflicting ordinances on gun owners. A mother noticed that one of the people using a park in the town of Oconomowoc was openly carrying a holstered pistol and posted a picture of it on Facebook, wondering if it was legal. A local Milwaukee television station, WTMJ, noticed the post and sent reporter Steve Chamraz to ask questions of local officials in Oconomowoc, where the park is located . . ." ...
 

MI: Legal uncertainties about openly carrying guns in Michigan present challenges for law enforcement
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"It's legal to openly carry a gun in public in Michigan, but just when that crosses the line from constitutional right to criminal act can be tricky for law enforcement." ...

"'At that time, a lot of our officers were new to seeing someone open carry,' the assistant chief said. 'They knew about the Second Amendment right to bear arms, and we always knew you could carry a gun out, but how do you approach the situation without violating people’s Fourth Amendment rights (against unreasonable searches and seizures) too?'" ...

"'We’re in a common law system of law,' [Phillip Hoffmeister, president of Michigan Open Carry Inc.] said. 'The rule under common law says anything is legal unless it’s prohibited, so the reason it’s legal in Michigan is there’s no law prohibiting it.'" ...
 

NY: It Should Have Been a DGU: If I Had a Hammer Edition
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"You should be able to buy a New York City Metro card without the need for eyes in the back of your head. 'Straphangers are on alert after police said a suspect attacked a man with a hammer [perpetrator pictured above] at a Brooklyn subway station,' newyork.cbslocal.com reports. You should be able to legally protect yourself from a hammer-wielding sociopath. 'Police believe the attacker has done it at least twice before – on one occasion at the very same subway station. A pregnant woman was among the other victims.' You should be able to . . ." ...
 

Japan: Japanese Man Arrested for Possession of 3D Printed Guns
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"The gun laws in Japan are incredibly strict, so needless to say making a firearm in your own home is a crime roughly on par with being a terrorist. One 27-year-old Japanese man is finding that out the hard way after being arrested earlier today in Japan’s Kawasaki City on charges of illegal possession of a firearm. The man was found to have a copy of Cody Wilson’s Liberator handgun in his home, along with some pretty cool looking designs cooked up by the Shonan Institute of Technology student himself . . ." ...
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
When Pa was at home the gun always lay across those two wooden hooks above the door. ... The gun was always loaded, and always above the door so that Pa could get it quickly and easily, any time he needed a gun. — Laura Ingalls Wilder

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