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Reese family requests partial asset release for legal, living expenses
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "'Defendants, Rick Reese and Terri Reese … move this Court to enter an order authorizing the release of a portion of their seized assets to pay for upcoming legal expenses as well as to provide life subsistence,' the motion begins. Assets listed which could be used for this purpose include real property, vehicles, coins and currency." ...
 

If armed resistance to tyranny is 'un-American,' America has died
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"Stanley Fish, professor of (in?)humanities and law, wrote an op-ed for the New York Times Monday speculating that perhaps the NRA is 'un-American.' Not all NRA members, mind you--not the recreational shooters, or those who believe that the Second Amendment protects the right of self-defense (although Fish describes himself as 'deeply unpersuaded' by that argument). So to whom does he refer? Only the 'militant' members, and most of the leadership. Let's have him explain who the 'militants' are:" ...
 

Children and Guns: The Fear and the Reality
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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... "The CDC reports that for 2010 (the latest year available), one single six-year old died from a gunshot. For all children younger than 10, there were 36 accidental gun deaths, and that is out of 41 million children. Perhaps most important, about two-thirds of these accidental gun deaths involving young children are not shots fired by other little kids but rather by adult males with criminal backgrounds. In other words, unless you send your child to play at a criminal’s home, she is exceedingly unlikely to get shot." ...
 

Second Amendment Foundation Launches Constitutional Rights Education, Awareness Effort
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"The Second Amendment Foundation will launch an ambitious three-week public education and awareness effort on nationally-syndicated talk radio programs, and XM Sirius radio to explain its legal and educational efforts and encourage public support."

"SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb said a series of advertisements will air on 'threats to firearms rights and SAF’s response through litigation against unconstitutional gun laws.'" ...
 

Evidence for Confiscation: 5 examples that show the threat is real (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"Gun control activists do not want to confiscate our guns. Really. Just trust them about it. They don’t. Instead, they just want to pass simple, common sense and reasonable gun laws that have nothing to do with confiscating lawfully owned property. Trust them. They really, really don’t want to take our guns. Really." ...

"In any event, I’m sure there are going to be some folks who doubt this claim. So, for the skeptics who don’t believe that a large portion of gun control advocates really want to snatch up lawfully owned firearms, I’d invite you to consider the following:" ...
 

Treat gun violators like DUI and punish the perpetrator
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"Today’s Seattle Times reports that the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) wants to ratchet down on the legal limit for blood alcohol to reduce the number of fatal traffic accidents involving drunk drivers, leading some gun rights advocates to wonder why gun crime is treated differently."

"People who violate the drunk driving law are punished individually, but when someone commits a crime with a firearm, gun prohibitionists want to ban firearms. If the logic of self-appointed 'gun safety' advocates were applied to drunks who kill, then cars would be banned, along with quart bottles of whiskey, gallons of wine and cases of beer, gun activists suggest." ...
 

The Constitution and the 3D Printed Plastic Pistol
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"By now, you have probably heard about the Liberator, a 3D printed plastic gun designed, assembled, and test-fired by Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed. Is it legal?"

"Last week, the State Department’s arms export office demanded that Defense Distributed remove CAD files for the Liberator from its website. Defense Distributed complied with the takedown letter right away, despite strong language on its website promising it would be 'a home for fugitive information' and 'No object file will be censored unless it is malicious software.' Predictably, it didn’t take long for the CAD files to make their way to BitTorrent, where they’ll be available forever." ...
 

Armed march leader affiliated with leftist Code Pink and radical Islam
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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... "Kokesh makes it sound like he is one of your genuine, stand up patriots, taking a brave action against the oppressive government. While there is no doubt that the government is becoming increasingly oppressive under president Obama, and Obama's intentions for the Second Amendment are both unconstitutional and evil, Adam Kokesh is not the person to be leading this or any other protest, armed or otherwise." ...
 

3D Printing Might Make Gun Regulation RIAA vs. NRA
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
Website: http://www.gunpoliticsny.com

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"In the 3D-printed future, politicians who oppose the NRA might do best by aligning themselves with the RIAA if the YouTube takedown of a video of Defense Distributed's Cody Wilson successfully firing the first all-3D-printed gun is a harbinger."

"The visual evidence of Wilson's triumph, the greatest marketing tool he has, has been pulled by a claim from Warner Chappell, copyright holder for Patrick Cassidy's 'Funeral March,' which played over footage of him firing the Liberator." ...
 

3D-Printed Guns: Here to Stay
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"The world’s first entirely 3D-printed gun has been manufactured, proven to work and immediately declared verboten by your government. Just after the plans for the weapon were seized by the feds, the usual rationalizing of government overreach was spewed by the State Department. Cody Wilson, who owns the company that manufactured the weapon, says he was asked by the U.S. Department of Trade Defense Controls to pull the files – pending their determination of whether they actually have the power to control the information. Wilson complied with the request to weigh his legal options … and probably because he’d rather not be killed." ...
 

Which is the best gun for Senior Citizens?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"Those of us that are aging need to pay attention to what guns we buy and use. Some will be able to handle a full sized 1911 until the day they die but for others, each year takes its toll and we must adjust accordingly. Let’s examine some of the main areas of special importance to seniors, or as one forum owner called us, seasoned citizens." ...
 

The Safety Bullet – Add Another Layer of Guns Safety To Your Weapon
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"When you need instant access to live rounds rack your gun twice you will have loaded a lethal round."

"If someone get their hands on your gun and pulls the trigger the Safety Bullet instantly expands in place and locks your gun. There is not another device on the planet that is faster…" ...
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Submitter's Note: Yes, because when facing an intruder and the massive adrenaline dump that accompanies the 'fight or flight' response, critical thinking and manual dexterity are going to be completely unaffected. Or not.

H/t to TheGunFeed.com who label this travesty "Stupidest thing I've ever seen".
 

New from Colt: Mustang XSP
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"Colt introduced the now-iconic Mustang pocket pistol in 1983. Three years later the Connecticut-based manufacturer introduced a PocketLite version. The small semi was beloved by owners but a damp squib commercially. Colt revived the PocketLite in 2011— just in time to miss the .380 craze. And now that Ruger’s sold twenty trillion LCPs (and LC9s) Colt’s rolling out their polymer Mustang XSP. 'The new XSP takes the best of its predecessor models and adds features that will make it appealing to an even wider customer base,' Colt Marketing Veep Joyce Rubino proclaims in her presser. Specifically, Colt reckons the XSP (also the IATA code for Seletar Airport) has ergonomic advantages over its Ruger and SIG SAUER competition . . ." ...
 

Gear Review: ProMag Glock 17/19/26 31-Round Magazine
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"In the recent panic buying spree, one of the things people were snatching up left and right were s0-called “high capacity” magazines. The fear was that these mags would be banned in the near future, and people naturally wanted to stock up. What this meant, especially for Glock handguns, was that there were no longer any factory magazines to be had. Enter the aftermarket magazine manufacturers, looking to capitalize on the demand. But are they any good? . . ." ...
 

Ammunition Consistency Testing: 5.56 55gr, Winchester White Box vs. Independence
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"I fully admit to being a complete and utter nerd. Which explains why the very first thing that went through my mind when I realized I didn’t have anything planned for this past weekend was 'Oh sweet! I can go chronograph some ammo!' Some of you may remember my ongoing series where I chronograph commercial ammunition to see which ones are the most consistent. Thanks to the now plentiful supplies I’m finding at local gun stores here in south Texas, I can continue my research. Well, shall we? . . ." ...
 

Gun Review: Charter Arms Classic Undercover .38 Special Revolver
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"Ages ago, when TTAG was still in its infancy, RF reviewed the modernized and shiny Charter Arms Undercover .38 Revolver. I’ve tried a couple of the newer .38 snubbies out there, and I absolutely hated the way the big, over-molded rubber grips made it look like I was smuggling a pineapple in my pants whenever I carried them. So when I ran across this very lightly used classic version in a local gun shop, with thinner wood grips and a more 1920′s look to it, I had to try it out for myself. But is it any better? . . ." ...
 

Micro Minimalism: Raven Concealment Vanguard 2 (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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Cheaper By The Score: Mosin-Nagant 91-30s
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"If you’re the unit armorer for a platoon of Soviet Army WWII re-enactors, you’ll need a boatload of Mosin-Nagant 91/30 rifles, along with a couple of Nagant revolvers to shoot the deserters. You’ll also need a pile of Mosins if you’re trying to lay in a stockpile of rugged, powerful rifles for your worst TEOTWAWKI nightmare. If this is you, or if you simply want to put in a group purchase of extra-cheap Mosins with other members of your rifle club, Classic Firearms has a deal for you . . ." ...
 

Ammunition Consistency Testing: Winchester White Box, Herter’s .308 Winchester Ammunition
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"We just looked at some fine choices of 5.56 ammunition, and to balance it out I think it’s a good idea to do some .308 ammo as well. With the ammo shortage hitting all the major calibers, the local shelves are starting to re-fill and this time there’s nothing available except some brands that either I’ve never heard of or don’t usually associate with quality. But just because they aren’t Hornady doesn’t mean they’re not consistent. So let’s look at Winchester and Herter’s locally available .308 Winchester options." ...
 

Gear Review: SafeGuard Armor Level II Stealth Vest
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Concealed carry only gets you so much protection. It’s a reactionary measure, one that punishes those who have already taken action against you. But what about surviving that initial exchange? And what if you’re in a place that doesn’t allow concealed carry? In that case, SafeGuard Armor‘s Stealth series ballistic vests may be just the ticket for you . . ." ...
 

Gun Review: Accuracy International AX-308
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Accuracy International has been in business since 1978. In that short time AI’s precision rifles have established an impeccable pedigree amongst operators, wanna-be’s and precision shooters. Their L115A3 in .338 Lapua enabled the longest recorded sniper kill in history. Call Of Duty geeks will instantly recognize their Arctic Warfare rifle. Building on and extending their rep: Accuracy International’s AX-308. It’s one of the most recent evolutions of the AI design, firing the 7.62×51 NATO cartridge with a precision and consistency that would be boring if it weren’t so amazing . . ." ...
 

FL: Palm Beach Sheriff: GLOCK Firing Pins Breaking, Not Reliable (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"There’s a story developing in south Florida about the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office experiencing a high number of malfunctions in their GLOCK handguns. Specifically, firing pins are cracking and chipping in the handguns, causing failures to fire. The local CBS affiliate has the story . . ." ...
 

New from Surefire: E2D LED Defender Ultra
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"As an EMT, there are a couple things that I always carry on shift. One is a Benchmade Triage knife, another is a Littman stethoscope ... and the last item is a Surefire E2D LED Defender flashlight. Sure there’s a flashlight sitting in a charger behind the front right (AKA my) seat anyway, but it’s massive and weighs a ton. My Defender, with its variable output, allows me to either light up the scene of a car accident or check a patient’s pupils with a single flashlight. That versatility has also earned it a spot as an every day carry item, giving me a non-lethal option when dealing with bad guys (i.e., blinding them). Now Surefire has come out with a new version, the Ultra, that’s twice as powerful as the old one for the same price. ..." ...
 

Inside the Twisted Mind of a Gun Grabber Pt. 7: Arkadi Gerney
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"'The news, for the past month, like so many others, has been filled with guns,' Arkadi Gerney writes over at newyorker.com. 'There was the gun that the Tsarnaev brothers used in Cambridge, where they killed a cop—perhaps in an effort to get his gun. There were guns used elsewhere, too. In Akron, Ohio, four people were murdered, execution-style, in a basement of an apartment complex. The next weekend—' Yada, yada, yada. Take it from a gun blogger: there’s always gun news. To say that a particular time period is 'filled with guns' is both true, misleading and revealing. After all . . ." ...
 

Is the N.R.A. Un-American?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"The more militant members of the N.R.A. and most of its leaders may be un-American."

"By 'militant' I don’t mean those who wish to protect recreational shooting and hunting; nor do I mean those who, like Justice Antonin Scalia, believe that there is a constitutional right to defend one’s home and family with firearms. These are respectable positions (although I am deeply unpersuaded by the second). I mean those who read the Second Amendment as proclaiming the right of citizens to resist the tyranny of their own government, that is, of the government that issued and ratified the Constitution in the first place." ...
 

Embattled Eric Holder Promises Gun Control (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Eric Holder may be under intense scrutiny for his department’s part in wiretapping AP phones, seizing phone records, allowing IRS persecution, and gun-running, but that doesn’t mean his goal of gun control is in the backseat. During an interview with NPR, Holder reiterated his desire for gun control by focusing on impeding access and drying up supply, bold my emphasis:" ...
 

Question of the Day: Is A Training Requirement An Undue Burden?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Firearm owners as a group tend to shoot themselves in the foot (mostly metaphorically) now and then. TTAG’s IGOTD winners are a testament to that. We’d offer the gun control crowd considerably less fodder for their reasonable bullshit proposals if some of our poster children used a bit more common sense. To wit: had Adam Lanza’s mother acknowledged that her son was a whack job and properly secured her guns, she might still be breathing as likely would 26 kids and teachers. And as a community, we would be under considerably less fire as well . . ." ...
 

A Few Thoughts on Cody Wilson’s Plastic Fantastic Pistol
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Liberal politicians and their equally-liberal media fanboys are aghast at the concept of a homemade plastic firearm. They want to purge the plans from the internet (yeah, good luck with that), require background checks to purchase 3-D printers and probably give Cody Wilson a lobotomy so he can’t do any more work on it. But there’s one thing that all the media and politicians with their panties twisted over this just don’t seem understand: The Liberator is just a hunk of plastic. Get over it . . ." ...
 

The Truth About Square’s Decision to Ban Firearms, Ammo Sales
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"According to cnn.com, mobile payment service provider Square is preparing for an IPO. Financial advisors looking to 'clean-up' the company’s image may account for Square’s decision to kneecap its customers’ human, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. Alternatively, Square’s CEO Jack Dorsey may have banned guns and ammo on his own for personal/political reasons . . ." ...
 

TX: Homeowner Shoots Vandal, Won't Face Charges
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A north side man will not face charges after he shot a man who was smashing the windshield of his car in the driveway of his home ..."

"Police say the homeowner, who is in his fifties, looked out the window of his house ... after he heard the sound of glass breaking. It happened about 1:30 this morning."

"He saw a man smashing the windshield, grabbed a gun, and opened fire, striking the vandal in the chest." ...
 

AL: Adamsville homeowner shoots possible attacker while walking dog
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "The JCSO says the female homeowner was walking her dog outside when she saw a man coming toward her. After warning that she was armed, he continued to approach her. She fired the gun, and the man collapsed at the end of her driveway."

"The Jefferson County Coroner identified the man this afternoon as Demetrius Thompson, 21, of Pratt City."

"JCSO says it's a little to early to call the shooting self defense because they're still looking at all the evidence." ...
 

MI: See What Happened When a Suspected Burglar Returned a Second Time to 98-Year-Old Grandma’s Home
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "Thieves had entered forcibly through the backdoor ... and taken the laptop and an ATV. The grandson contacted the police regarding the burglary."

"But the story doesn't end there. For safety reasons, the grandson stayed at his grandmother's home overnight ... In the early morning hours, the grandson heard a scuffle outside the house and sounds of someone trying to force their way in."

"... the grandson saw a car in the driveway with a female in the passenger seat. He went outside to record the license plate number but then the person who he had heard trying to break into the house ... returned to the car and proceeded to attempt to run over the grandson."

"At this point, the grandson fired shots. ..." ...
 

WA: Fatal confrontation may help explain boost in gun ownership
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"While today’s Seattle Times reports the identity of a 48-year-old man killed in a home invasion confrontation in North Bend early Monday morning, a spirited discussion by gun owners about the incident is unfolding on the Northwest Firearms forum and in the reader feedback section."

"This comes after Forbes magazine weighed in yesterday on the two studies released last week that show gun-related homicides have declined over the past 20 years, during a period that U.S. gun ownership has climbed, and more than a year after North Bend had another home invasion that also ended in the death of the intruder, that time from a bullet." ...
 

OK: Bryan County man sentenced to prison for home break-in
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"The Bryan County man who was shot by a 12 year old girl during a home invasion is now headed to prison."

"A judge sentenced 32-year-old Stacey Jones to 25 years Tuesday with an additional 5 years probation." ...
 

UK: Tony Martin has another run-in with teenage burglar but this time lets him run off with a 'Come back again and I'll sort you out' warning
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A farmer jailed for shooting dead a burglar has told how he was too scared to tackle an intruder this week in case he was branded a criminal."

"Tony Martin, 67, confronted a man stealing a tractor battery on Thursday, but felt he had to let him go."

"The pensioner said he wished he had tried to stop him, but was afraid to defend his property after being locked up in 2000."

"Mr Martin, who no longer holds a gun licence, said he realised 'it would be me in trouble'. He added: 'I couldn’t face going through all that again.'" ...
 

GLOCK Brings Back OD Green
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I met up with GLOCK’s national sales team about three months ago at an industry expo and, much to my surprise, they announced that they’re bringing back the OD green pistols that were discontinued several years ago. When I first started my business, nobody wanted the OD guns. I ordered a dozen of them and felt like a fool. The day GLOCK announced they’d be discontinued, my shelf cleared out in a hurry. A recent Gunbroker auction had a dealer bid over $19,000 on a 19-gun collection, which is more than I would pay for them personally, but certain consumers seem to be willing to pay the beautiful and unique snowflake premium . . ." ...
 

OMG! Gunmakers Selling Guns to Kids! OMG!
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"It’s easy to understand why the huffingtonpost.com can’t abide the idea of children shooting guns. It’s dangerous! (Or not so much.) More to the point, if children didn’t grow up shooting guns there’s less chance they’d become gun owners. Fewer Americans would own guns. Everyone would be safer. Staying with this mindset, anything or anyone that promotes children shooting guns is EVIL. ..."
 

ATK Buys Savage Arms
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"ATK, which already owns ammo brands such as Federal Premium, CCI and Speer, as well as Blackhawk!, Weaver and more, just added Savage Arms to their extensive holdings. Savage is known for their accurate bolt action rifles, which should pair nicely with an ammunition manufacturer. Could this be ATK looking to build themselves into a Freedom Group killer? Or simply expanding their operations to work on some new and interesting projects? Make the jump for the press release . . ." ...
 

White House Wants Posters to Promote Gun Control
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A group of influential pastors and ministers recently met with Vice President Joe Biden at the White House where the Vice President called on them to use their influence to help pass President Barack Obama’s new gun control measures. Of course, these measures include the outlawing of all semi-automatic rifles, outlawing high-capacity magazines, and establishing a government-mandated national gun registration policy, which is subtly identified as 'Universal Background Checks.' These measures were recently defeated in the US Senate, so now the White House is calling on the clergy to help sell this gun grab to America’s churches." ...
 

Ayotte Tries to Undo Bad Effects of Gun Vote
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"With the help of State Senator and former professional magician Jeb Bradley, Sen. Kelly Ayotte has been trying to make the problems created by her vote against background checks magically disappear."

"That will be quite a trick. Surveys by UNH and New England College, respectively, showed that 94 percent and 88 percent of New Hampshire residents favor background checks. Yet, Ayotte voted against them. As a result, her approval ratings initially dropped 15 points in a Public Policy Poll, in the process going 'upside down' with only 44 percent approving of her job performance and 46 percent disapproving." ...
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Submitter's Note: This puts her far ahead of Congress as a whole who, according to Gallup, had a 14% approval rating and an 81% disapproval rating as of the beginning of 2013.
 

Manchin-Toomey 2013: Why I Opposed Universal Background Checks, and Why I Was Wrong
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"As a libertarian conservative, I been a vocal critic of all gun bans, whether on 'assault weapons' or otherwise. Many people who share my beliefs often refer to the Second Amendment to justify their view, but I have practical reasons to oppose gun bans. All bans do is grant a monopoly to the black market. ... Simply put, the reason why bans do not work is because the black market does not perform background checks. The libertarian in me also opposes gun registries, as I feel the notion of the government knowing who owns a firearm is Orwellian."

"However, while I oppose all gun bans, I would not be opposed to expanding background checks if gun registries were not part of the proposed legislation. ..." ...
 

Tenth Amendment Part I: Interposition
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Our nation’s founders worked a web of protections into the fabric of our government designed to protect the citizens against the government’s natural tendency to become tyrannical. Within the network of checks and balances, which provide protections not only between branches of the federal government but between levels of government (federal, state, and local) as well, are several legal devices for the use of the citizenry when all else has failed. That is, when our elected officials (regardless of which branch of government they serve) are no longer representing the people, what recourse do the citizens have?" ...
 

OH: Ohio Democrat lawmakers propose temporarily taking guns from people served with temporary protection orders
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A group of Democrat lawmakers intend to avert domestic-violence deaths by disarming Ohioan's served with temporary protection orders."

"Legislation introduced by Rep. Bob Hagan would require those subject to a domestic-violence temporary protection order to surrender their firearms to law enforcement within 24 hours of being served."

"The move chafed an Ohio gun advocacy group that says one solution to domestic-violence deaths may be to arm the victims." ...
 

IL: Call your state senator, remind him (or her): One state, one law on carry
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Their goal: To get these junk bills up for a floor vote on Friday."

"Contact your Senator. Tell him there’s no compromise for Chicago on the carry bill. The message: One state. One law. Period."

"As for the magazine bill: Tell your elected official to leave your magazines alone." ...
 

IL: Bill lets Illinois cities restrict places for guns
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"An Illinois senator seeking to keep some concealed carry limits in place after a federal judge found the state’s ban unconstitutional said Tuesday that his compromise plan would allow large cities to customize their lists of places that are off limits to concealed weapons."

"Sen. Kwame Raoul, a Chicago Democrat, told The Associated Press that cities would be able to designate unique locales, such as a park or cherished landmark, as gun-free zones above and beyond what restrictions would be put into a law allowing public possession of firearms," ...
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Submitter's Note: A "cherished landmark" like, say The City of Chicago maybe?
 

ME: Maine background check bill targets gun show sales
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"The Maine Senate could debate a gun control bill this week that would require background checks prior to sales at gun shows."

"Sen. Stanley Gerzofsky's bill is the first of a series on gun control measures expected to be debated in the remaining weeks of the legislative session. The Senate tabled the measure Tuesday, but the bill could come up as early as today. It was endorsed last week on a 7-6 vote in the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee." ...
 

TX: Guns on campus bill heads to full Texas Senate
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"A bill to allow concealed handgun license holders to carry their weapons into Texas college buildings and classrooms got a significant boost in the state Senate on Tuesday, but it remains unclear if it has enough momentum to become law."

"Even if it does, the bill has been scaled back to the point that even key supporters question whether most campuses will move to keep guns out." ...
 

MD: O'Malley Signing Gun Control, Gas Tax, School Construction Bills
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"Governor Martin O'Malley is due to sign a gun control bill Thursday that is considered to be one of the strictest laws in the nation."

"The bill is one of 250 pieces of legislation the governor will sign in a ceremony on Thursday morning."

"The National Rifle Association, and other opponents say they will immediately challenge the measure in court, a move that would prevent the bill from taking effect as scheduled on October 1."

"A Montgomery County woman is also organizing a petition drive to get the issue on the ballot next year."

"The bill bans 45 different kinds of assault style weapons." ...
 

MD: Ads to promote new gun control law
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"Advertisements praising Maryland's new gun control law will appear on Baltimore-area televisions soon after the measure is signed Thursday — the first volley in a two-pronged effort to defend the legislation and the politicians who voted for it." ...
 

CA: California Traditional Ammunition Ban Vote Tomorrow?
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"The California Assembly could vote as early as Thursday on legislation that bans all traditional ammunition for hunting."

"It is urgent to make calls urging opposition now. NSSF is asking all California retailers to post a copy of this alert in their stores and to personally call their Assembly members expressing their opposition to AB 711. AB 711, if passed and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, would extend the now limited Condor range ban on traditional lead ammunition to the entire state."

"The ban could go into effect as soon as the 2016 hunting season." ...
 

MD: Counties pass protest resolutions against new gun laws
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"Cecil and Harford counties have passed resolutions to protest Maryland's new Firearms Safety Act of 2013. They say it violates the Second Amendment to the US Constitution."

"The ink wasn't even dry on the Maryland Firearms Act before Cecil County councilman Alan McCarthy took to action." ...
 

SHOCK POLICE STATE VIDEO: “You Have No Right To Be In Here! You Have No Right to Be In Here!”
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"In America today there are some people who believe themselves to be above the law, and it’s unfortunate that in many cases the very individuals and organizations tasked with ensuring the legitimacy of our justice system are the ones who fail to understand or abide by the law of the land." ...

"Based on the video documentation, the only ones who should be going to jail are the police officers who found it necessary to break in the door of a law abiding American for refusing to submit to an unlawful order." ...
 

D.C. dirty tricks in Part II of unfolding David Gregory mystery-drama
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"Officials in Washington are using dirty tactics to hide the investigation and decision not to prosecute David Gregory of NBC News for illegally possessing a 'high-capacity' magazine in the District of Columbia." ...
 

NH: Wife says Manchester police officer husband body slammed her
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"The estranged wife of a Manchester police officer testified that she was body slammed by her husband and suffered bruising to her upper thigh and right arm for confronting him about a secret email account he used to exchange photos with other women."

"Nathan Robert Linstad, 35, formerly of Raymond, went on trial Tuesday in Rockingham County Superior Court for misdemeanor simple assault." ...
 

OH: Video: Ohio Man Illegally Arrested For Open Carry Sparks $3M Lawsuit
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"An Ohio man has slapped local government with a $3.6 million lawsuit after policemen allegedly violated his Constitutional rights. Police detained Ray Call and confiscated his weapon because he openly carried his firearm into a store."

"... Call entered a store late one night with his gun openly on display. The authorities were alerted, and fairly soon two policemen arrived on the scene. The police officers held Call in the back of the police car, took his weapon, and demanded that he identify himself."

"Call refused to identify himself. According to Ohio Revised Code, an individual is not obligated to identify himself to a police officer unless the officer reasonably suspects that the individual is involved in a crime." ...
 

PA: Former officer found not guilty of promoting prostitution
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"A former Pittsburgh police officer who allegedly ran a prostitution service has been cleared of that charge but convicted of numerous other crimes."

"An Allegheny County jury on Tuesday found 45-year-old Michael Johns, of Brookline, guilty of drug-related charges, insurance fraud, obstruction, making false statements to law enforcement, oppression and conspiracy."

"Johns was found not guilty of promoting prostitution, theft, and other charges. He resigned from the department last year." ...
 

PA: West Easton resident sues sheriff over revoked firearms license
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"A West Easton resident who fits the description of a Republican candidate for Northampton County Council has sued county Sheriff Randall P. Miller for revoking the resident's license to carry a firearm."

"The 'True Appellant' is not named in the suit, but the circumstances match those of Tricia Mezzacappa, who bloggers say listed two of her political opponents as character references on her firearms license application."

"The suit filed Monday says the appellant was issued a license June 11, 2012, but Miller revoked the license March 27 with a note saying, 'We have received information that you falsified your application.'"

"Miller failed to provide 'any meaningful explanation' of the revocation, the suit says." ...
 

NY: Sheriffs support SAFE Act court challenge
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"New York State State Sheriff’s Association as well as elected lawmen in several upstate counties filed a brief supporting a federal challenge to New York’s new gun control law, the SAFE Act." ...
 

KY: Former Ashland Police Officer Admits to Drug and Gun Charges
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"A former Ashland Police officer has pleaded guilty to federal drug and gun charges."

"32-year-old Melvin 'JR' Schoch Jr. pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone and possessing a firearm in during the commission of a drug crime, during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Ashland. Two other counts from a January superseding indictment were dropped as part of the plea agreement." ...
 

'Feel-good' gun legislation wouldn't have worked
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"... In my nearly 70 years I have not heard of a more senseless act of murder that would exceed the butchery of young children that occurred in Newtown. Like Ms. Wanchek, I continue to be repulsed by descriptions of the gruesome murders of those children and their brave teachers."

"However, my takeaway was the polar opposite. Wanchek became a gun-control activist and joined Moms Demand Action, whereas I joined the NRA. I was dumbfounded that gun control advocates would use dead 6- and 7-year old children to advance a political agenda. ..." ...
 

Watch Out for ‘Weapons Under Disability’
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"As a law enforcement officer I find that most laws have a purpose and a place. But whatever my opinion of a law may be, I have a duty to uphold those laws without question. That means laws on the books are enforced and carry corresponding charges and penalties. But a lot of people aren’t aware of the latest the flavor of the month charge that’s being used to bring gun control to more and more people: Weapons Under Disability . . ." ...
 

NY: Deadline To "Opt Out" Pistol Permit Information Passes (video available)
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"New York's pistol permit holders faced a Wednesday deadline to submit opt-out forms that would keep their records confidential. Some county clerks said they would not have all of the forms processed by the deadline."

"Individuals could submit an opt-out form after the May 15 deadline but their records would not be sealed from Freedom of Information requests until a county judge approves the forms." ...
 

PA: Pittsburgh Police [Not Shown] Continue .40 vs. .45 Caliber Charade
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"Regular readers will recall TTAG’s previous post about the Pittsburgh Po-Po’s 'investigation' into whether their .40 caliber pistols had enough 'stopping power' for local law enforcement officers intent on saving their asses protecting and serving the city’s taxpayers. Back in April, the City of Bridges’ police department responded to two incidents where bad guys refused to fall down dead after being shot by embarking on some comparison testing—to see if they needed to switch to .45 caliber firearms. Yesterday, they tested a 'new gun.' And the survey says . . ." ...
 

IN: Law-abiding gun owners should not be considered second-class citizens
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"I am getting tired of being classed as a second-class citizen. It seems to me that it is fashionable to speak out today against the citizenry who own guns legitimately. Never mind the moral and mental decay that is responsible for criminal use of guns."

"I am an 85-year-old Korean War veteran who was trusted with guns by our government to help our nation in a time of need. I’m now retired from a lifelong dedication to the work ethic. I served my local government as an elected official after retirement. I have been teaching gun responsibility for 50 years." ...
 

AZ: Anonymous donation funds Phoenix gun buyback
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"Hundreds of guns are being swapped for gift cards in Phoenix, where two anonymous donors have given $100,000 apiece to help fund what some say may be the city’s last series of gun buybacks."

"It’s the third buyback the city has held in May, racing to take unwanted guns off the hands of residents before a new state law goes into effect that would require police to resell any lost, forfeited or abandoned firearms they receive." ...
 

NJ: NJ2AS Twitter Campaign – Fight Freedom Haters with Your Keboard
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"To All NJ2AS members and supporters with computers and smartphones,"

"We are instituting a new method of attacking our opposition in the NJ Senate as well as anti freedom groups like CeaseFireNJ, MomsDemand Action (or whatever they are demanding this week) and Blue Wave NJ."

"We need all of you to follow the plan listed below. If you have any questions, or need any assistance, please feel free to contact me at any time at amy@spuz.com. I am more than happy to walk you through any steps you need help with." ...
 

NY: NYSRPA – NY Safe Act Law Suit Update
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"New York State Rifle & Pistol Association has filed both a Complaint and an Amended Complaint in the USDC for the Western District of New York."

"Our Amended Complaint claims that the SAFE Act is unconstitutional in that it violates the Second Amendment, the Equal Protection Clause, and is unconstitutionally vague."

"Subsequent to the filing of our Amended Complaint, we filed a Motion for Preliminary Injunction asking the Court to Order all defendants to cease the enforcement and prosecution of the SAFE Act." ...
 

A three-dimensional warning
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... "There are not all that many 3-D printers in circulation yet, but they are the Next Big Thing, and in five or 10 years they may be as common as mobile phones. It would appear a great many people are looking forward to that happy day, because in the first week after Wilson uploaded the blueprints for his gun, 100,000 people downloaded them."

"Wilson is one of those political innocents on the libertarian Right who truly believe that governments would behave better if everybody had a gun. He even calls his plastic pistol the 'Liberator'." ...
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Submitter's Note: It seems Gwynne is ignorant of the historical nature of "Liberator" guns.
 

IL: CHICAGO ISN’T SAFE: Firefighters enlisted to protect kids on way to school, business robbed across from police station
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"Chicago isn’t safe."

"We’ve said this for at least a couple of years now, recommending that gun owners and their families avoid Chicago because of the rampant violent crime – even in areas of the city formerly believed to be 'safe'."

"How bad has it gotten?"

"This fall, Chicago Fire Department members will be required to provide overwatch for kiddies walking to schools." ...
 

IL: CHICAGO ISN’T SAFE: Woman robbed of $200k in jewelry on Michigan Ave. (video available)
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"This happened literally in broad daylight at noontime in one of the supposedly 'safest' areas of Chicago."

"Just another day in the land of strict gun control where only the bad guys carry guns." ...
 

CA: Oakland Gun Bill Would Give Violence-Plagued City Ability To Write Own Gun Laws
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"When the FBI released its figures for the most dangerous cities in America for 2012, Oakland came in fourth place."

"Now, some Oakland residents are hoping a bill currently winding its way through the California legislature may help turn that tide by allowing the city, where 11 crimes are committed with firearms every day, to create its own slate of gun control regulations tougher than those governing California as a whole." ...
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Submitter's Note: But isn't CA the Brady Campaign's highest ranking gun-grabber state? Are they admitting that all these laws don't work?!?
 

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Those, who have the command of the arms in a country are masters of the state, and have it in their power to make what revolutions they please. [Thus,] there is no end to observations on the difference between the measures likely to be pursued by a minister backed by a standing army, and those of a court awed by the fear of an armed people. — Aristotle, as quoted by John Trenchard and Water Moyle, An Argument Shewing, That a Standing Army Is Inconsistent with a Free Government, and Absolutely Destructive to the Constitution of the English Monarchy [London, 1697].

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