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WI: 7th Circuit upholds warrantless entry, seizure of gun rights activist
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Milwaukee police who forced their way into a gun rights advocate's home without a warrant, took her for an emergency mental evaluation and seized her gun were justified under the circumstances and protected from her civil rights claims, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Krysta Sutterfield, who twice made news because of her practice of openly carrying a handgun — at a Brookfield church and outside a Sherman Park coffee shop — drew police attention in 2011 after her psychiatrist reported a suicidal remark Sutterfield made during a difficult appointment.
Sutterfield, 45, claimed police violated her rights against unreasonable search and seizure and Second Amendment rights to keep a gun, but a district judge dismissed the case.
 

PA: SCOPA: Police No Longer Need Warrants To Search Cars In Pa.
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A recent ruling from Pennsylvania’s highest court could have a big impact on your privacy rights during a car stop.
Pennsylvania traditionally provided broader privacy protection than the US Constitution. For decades, police in the Commonwealth had to obtain a warrant from a judge before they could do a car search unless time was of the essence or the evidence could be lost or destroyed. But now, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s 4 to 2 decision in Commonwealth v. Gary changes the rule.
“There’ll be lesser protection of privacy in Pennsylvania,” says Dave Rudovsky, a professor at Penn Law school and a civil rights attorney.
 

Operation American Spring to hit D.C. to oust Obama, Biden, Boehner, Holder
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A group of self-described revolutionary-style patriots with a million mobilized militia members are heading to downtown Washington, D.C., this week to bring a simple message to political leadership, from President Obama to House Speaker John Boehner: Get out.
They’re called the Operation American Spring — and they’re vowing to oust the likes of Mr. Obama, Mr. Boehner, Attorney General Eric Holder, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Sen. Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Raw Story reported.
“We are calling for [their] removal … as a start toward constitutional restoration,” said retired Army Col. Harry Riley, the leader of the group, Raw Story reported.
 

SC: South Carolina man dies after test of bulletproof vest fails
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"And he was shot in the chest, just above the vest."

Submitter's note: JUST ABOVE.

For every one you hear about, there are probably a hundred that survived: I knew a guy who witnessed someone all set to attempt same with a fake kevlar helmet: luckily someone stepped up, discovered there wasn't a gram of kevlar in it at the last moment...
 

CA: Sheriff’s Response to Ninth Circuit Leaves Issue of AG’s Participation in Peruta Appeal Wide Open
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Peruta is now before the Ninth Circuit on the California Attorney General’s February 27 Motion to Intervene and Petition for an En Banc Hearing. The former is the predicate for the latter, as the Attorney General did not participate in the District Court case and must gain permission to participate in the appeal.
 

Defensive Carry: Coming to Grips
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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One of the chief, yet often overlooked, factors in selecting a handgun is fit. To compound matters, fit—like many small words—has a multitude of meanings, and that’s especially true when it comes to choosing a handgun. Most people fail to understand the breadth of the term prior to purchase. Oftentimes, they are fundamentally concerned with the purchase falling within their budget. However, just like buying anything personal, whether it’s a new pair of jeans, shoes or even a new car, the item in question must fit you properly. After all, comfort is key, even when it comes to selecting a firearm.
 

Friends, Don’t Do Stupid Things in Public
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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As supporters of liberty, it is our job, yours AND mine, to persuade the public. We don’t get to do stupid things in public and then tell the public they took our actions the wrong way. Using the right of self-defense as an example, we better know how our message is perceived before we open-carry an AR while we are half naked wearing black-face and camouflage.. while we march and scream in front of a day care center. Is that message clear enough?

Ed.: Link contains an image that may not be appropriate for young children, depending on your parental preferences.
 

PA: Judge rules Lower Merion man had right to defend himself in stabbing incident
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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A jury found a Lower Merion man not guilty on all charges stemming from a self-defense incident in June 2013 in which he stabbed two of his nephews after they were attacking him at his mother’s home in Ardmore.

Desmond Forrester, 55, of Wynnewood, was found not guilty of three felony counts of aggravated assault, two misdemeanor counts of simple assault and two misdemeanor accounts of recklessly endangering another person.
 

LA: New Orleans D.A. Drops Merritt Landry Self-Defense Shooting of Black 14-Year-Old
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Oh Lord, it’s hard to be humble, when my self-defense law predictions are so often right.

The New Orleans Times Picayune is reporting today District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro of the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office officially announced they were dropping their efforts to prosecute Merritt Landry for attempted second degree murder over Landry’s shooting of then 14-year-old Marshall Coulter through the head . (h/t @nadraenzi, aka “capblack,” who has been a vigorous supporter of Landry since the start.)
 

FL: Marissa Alexander wants new Stand Your Ground hearing
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Attorneys for Marissa Alexander will argue Friday morning that their client deserves another Stand Your Ground hearing to prove that she fired a shot at her estranged husband in self defense.
 

DC: Judge upholds DC gun control law
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A federal judge has upheld the gun-control law in the District of Columbia, which bans assault weapons and large-capacity magazines while imposing registration requirements for handguns and long guns.
 

DC: Court upholds D.C.’s firearms registration law
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A federal court on Thursday upheld the District of Columbia’s strict firearms registration law.

In the latest round of fighting over the meaning of the Second Amendment, U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg concluded the D.C. law was narrowly tailored to meet a compelling interest.

“The people of this city, acting through their elected representatives, have sought to combat gun violence and promote public safety,” Boasberg wrote, adding that “they have done so in a constitutionally permissible manner.”

The D.C. law had been challenged by Dick Anthony Heller, who earlier had successfully reached the Supreme Court in a case that overturned the District’s far-reaching ban on firearms.
 

Gunfight, two Permit Holders, two off Duty Police, one Attacker
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Note that there were two legal firearms carriers, one attacker, and two off duty police officers. The officers arrived very quickly, and they were not in uniform. The defenders did not shoot the officers. The officers did not shoot the defenders. The attacker was killed, and one defender was wounded. The wounded defender was expected to be released from the hospital the next day. No one else was hit.
 

This 'Hip' New Web Show Markets The NRA To Millennials
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As its membership ages, the National Rifle Association is trying to appeal to the younger generation with a “hip” new web show called “Noir.”

The show features Colion Noir (not his real name) and Amy Robbins as hosts, and the first episode is about 16 minutes long. As Mike Spies at Vocativ pointed out, the show is likely part of the NRA’s bid to attract younger members.
 

Dept. of Agriculture looking to buy sub-machine guns with night sights
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The Agriculture Department’s Office of Inspector General wants to buy .40 sub-machine guns with front and rear tritium night sights and 30-round mags.

A lot of farmers are still unhappy the way Uncle Sam gives special treatment to big, corporate farms over smaller, traditional family farms.

And last year, congress kept delaying renewal of the farm bill because of republican concerns over who should get food stamps.
 

FL: Florida open carry protesters exploit ‘loophole’ at Jacksonville pier
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Carrying a firearm openly in the state of Florida is a second degree misdemeanor — unless one is going hunting, fishing, target shooting or camping, then as long as one is law-abiding, as in not prohibited from carrying a firearm, one can openly carry.

Throughout the year, gun-rights supporters from around the state use the letter of the law to their advantage, openly toting a firearm along with a fishing pole in an effort to normalize non-gun owners to the site of armed citizens out in public.
 

Operation American Spring reveals plan to dismantle Obama’s America, starting Friday
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The organizers of Operation American Spring don’t really expect their demonstration to dislodge some of the nation’s top elected officials.

At least, not right away.

“When a large chunk of the populace is saying you’re not getting the job done and you have to step down, the House and the Senate have to elect new leadership, that should send a message,” said Alex Coffey, who identified himself as marketing director for the group but insisted he was just a “foot soldier.”
 

NM: Man not guilty in fatal shooting of brother-in-law
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A jury on Thursday acquitted a Santa Fe man on charges of voluntary manslaughter and child abuse that stemmed from the fatal shooting of his brother-in-law in the presence of the victim’s 3-year-old daughter at a family party southwest of the city.

Jose Gutierrez, 55, said he acted in self-defense when he shot Frank Salazar, 44, in the face with a .25-caliber handgun at Gutierrez’s home in March 2013. The defendant said Salazar had started a fight with him and refused to leave.
 

AZ: Letter writer needs to read 2nd Amendment
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The letter writer no doubt means well, but unfortunately has adopted the common tactic of the gun-control crowd to declare they "believe in the Second Amendment," but then attempt to legislate the public right out of their Second Amendment rights.

He says he is "not against private gun ownership in a home or business to protect against home invasions or robberies." Fine, but where does the Second Amendment limit firearm ownership just to those two requirements?
 

CA: Wait time for conceal-and-carry cut by new hires
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Local demand to carry a concealed gun continues to grow, as the Orange County Sheriff has taken in 4,700 applications in the three months since loosening requirements for concealed weapon permits.
Despite the flood of applications – arriving at a rate of more than 50 a day since mid-February – the department said Thursday that extra staff has started to whittle down what had been a lengthy wait time for permits.

That flood of applications since Feb. 19 prompted the sheriff to add 15 part-time workers to help rein in appointment dates that are being scheduled as far out as December 2017.

Ed.: Wow. 3.5 year wait times, but at least the Sheriff is working to improve things.
 

MO: Missouri Gun Grab Nullification at Critical Crossroads
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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A story on the controversy published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports on Representative Funderburk’s response to the ultimatum of Nieves:

Funderburk said he would not back down on removing the penalties for police officers. He said he’d made a commitment to law enforcement officers that he would do nothing to make it harder for them to do their jobs or partner with federal authorities. On the House floor, he said the penalty could deny a life-long calling to someone who just made a mistake.

This disagreement among otherwise like-minded legislators has given the anti-firearm faction the space they need to sneak in and scuttle the legislation.
 

IL: Hinsdale High School Cowers in the Face of an AK-47
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The dean of students then gave him three options: 1) remove the t-shirt; 2) turn the t-shirt inside out; or 3) go home for the day and be marked with a suspension. The boy opted for the third option and was sent home.

Today, the boy appealed his suspension to the Hinsdale School Board, arguing his first amendment rights were violated. The Board then reversed the dean's original suspension and it will be removed from the boy's PERMANENT RECORD. You all remember the threat of something landing on your PERMANENT RECORD, right?

So much of this story disturbs me, I don't quite know where to start, but let's do this.
 

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They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.— Benjamin Franklin Historical Review of Pennsylvania. [Note: This sentence was often quoted in the Revolutionary period. It occurs even so early as November, 1755, in an answer by the Assembly of Pennsylvania to the Governor, and forms the motto of Franklin's "Historical Review," 1759, appearing also in the body of the work. — Frothingham: Rise of the Republic of the United States, p. 413. ]

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