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Brady New Jersey smart gun lawsuit demonstrates hypocrisy, anti-choice agenda
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "That makes the hypocrisy of the gun-grabbers all the more glaring. When they resort to demonstrable lies, like 'The NRA wants to ban this gun,' and the Bradys amplify the meme with social media posts quoting articles deceptively claiming the goal is to 'prevent these guns from ever reaching store shelves,' what’s intentionally left unsaid is that the opposition from gun rights advocates is to mandates. Were edicts like the one in New Jersey, that the Bradys are now suing to have imposed, not threatening to take all choice but theirs away, the 'gun lobby' would never seek legislation to prohibit voluntary personalized gun ownership. The legal objections center wholly on gun owner choices being eliminated by diktat." ...
 

House Democrats repeat flawed numbers on guns seized in Mexico
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... “'87 percent of firearms seized by Mexican authorities originated in the U.S.,' reads the subhead, and therein is the problem. One must read deeper into the fine print of the release, or go to the press release website (which, curiously, lacks the subhead) to find that it refers to a 2009 Government Accountability Office report that 'showed that 87 percent of the firearms Mexican authorities seized and traced between FY 2004 and FY 2008 originated in the United States.'” ...
 

Gun Grabber Lies
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"We all know that gun grabbers will twist the truth, spin, and tell outright lies to promote their anti-freedom, anti-life agenda. This has been quaintly obvious for decades, judging by the vast number of myths Guy Smith has had to debunk (http://www.gunfacts.info/) over the years. If you haven't seen Mr. Smith's ever-growing e-book exposing some of the most prevalent lies perpetuated by hoplophobes over the years, you should check it out. It's illuminating."

"Since the advent of social media, I have noticed that the number of lies and their viral spread have become worse. Much worse. ..." ...
 

Mother Jones, Moms Demand Action Caught in Anti-Gun Lie. Again.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"A few days ago, Mother Jones ran an article detailing the atrocious behavior of 'gun bullies' who reportedly spat on a woman in a wheelchair after seeing her on TV speaking in favor of gun control. It was the perfect story to illustrate just how vile and despicable these evil gun owners were, that they would spit on a woman. In a wheel chair. And that no one would help her. It evokes strong emotions — anger, hatred, and a desire to help this poor woman. In other words, it’s the perfect anti-gun propaganda piece. There’s just one problem: it never happened . . ." ...
 

Right Wing Jews Take Aim at Anti-Gun Archetype
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"It’s a sunny morning in Southern California and Lea Rosenfeld, a soft-spoken, bespectacled woman who looks like a Jewish grandmother, squares her feet, faces her target and squeezes off five shots with a handgun."

"All of them miss."

"'I never even held a gun in my hands before,' she later confesses. 'I’m still shaking.'"

"Still, Rosenfeld keeps shooting ... She says she’s doing it because of her parents and what they endured: Both were Holocaust survivors."

"'My question has always been why they didn’t fight back, and my mother could never give me a good answer,' Rosenfeld told JTA. ..."

"That’s what motivated Doris Wise Montrose, president of the Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, to organize the recent day of firearms instruction ..." ...
 

Iconic Boston gun control symbol will move or vanish
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"For almost 20 years, a huge anti-gun billboard near Boston’s Fenway Park has exploited firearms-related deaths, including accidents and suicides, in a battle against so-called 'gun violence,' but today’s Boston Globe revealed that the iconic gun control symbol will either move or disappear by next March."

"It could be summed up in the words of an old political axiom: 'Money talks and B.S. walks.' The story noted that the 252-foot billboard has to move because the property owner – the parent company of the Boston Red Sox – apparently has other plans for the parking garage on which the billboard is located. ..." ...
 

The 2nd Amendment is Your Gun Permit? I Think Not!
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Written by Scott Landreth. Republished with permission from blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com:"

"'I have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms!'"

"'The 2nd amendment is my gun permit!'"

"'State gun laws violate the 2nd amendment!'"

"Most of the people who utter these words are well-intended. They are very passionate about their right to keep and bear arms, but I can’t help but wonder if they truly understand where rights come from or what the 2nd amendment means . . ." ...
 

ShootingTheBull410 on SIG’s New .380 and 9mm Ammo (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"SIG SAUER has introduced their own line of ammunition, accompanied by some substantial promises in a marketing video. Maybe I geek out a bit too much on stuff like this, but — when a big-name company like SIG introduces a brand new design, guaranteeing that it’ll live up to the SIG SAUER name, it really grabs my attention. Especially since SIG says that their ammo has been designed specifically for personal defense. Thanks to the generous support of Texas’ own AmmoToGo.com, I was able to get ahold of two different calibers for testing. Since my recent testing has focused on finding suitable ammo for short-barreled concealed carry weapons, I very optimistically proceeded to put the ammo through two different tests . . ." ...
 

Shooting Illustrated, The Remington R51, and the Erosion of Journalistic Integrity
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"'It’s hard to classify the Remington R51 as anything other than the best new compact 9 mm handgun on the market.' That’s the official word from Richard Mann, reviewing the R51 in Shooting Illustrated magazine’s June edition. The seven-page review (eight including the cover ...) has nothing but glowing reports of Remington’s new handgun — there [is] nothing but unbridled enthusiasm for the firearm. Par for the course in terms of the established print magazines, but the vast disparity between the R51 as presented in the article and the Hindenberg re-enactment that it’s been shown to be has highlighted the continuing decline of journalistic integrity that reigns in the dead tree gun mag world . . ." ...
 

AK: Ammo Shortages Still Hampering Rural Subsistence Hunters
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Are you having trouble getting ammo? Well, you’re not alone."

"With the return of marine mammals and migratory birds to the Bering Straits region, subsistence hunters are still struggling to find certain kinds of ammunition."

"There are several popular calibers they still can’t get in stock at the Native Store in Gambell."

"'The .300’s–.303, 2-.22’s, .243, I think,' said assistant manager Julian Apataki last month."

"Mary Ungut manages the store and said not only are bullets used hunting seal, ugruk, and other animals hard to get, but they’re more expensive." ...
 

Where is free market on smart gun issue?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The NRA says you should not be able to purchase a smart gun. What part of 'shall not be infringed' does Wayne LaPierre not understand? The NRA’s position is doubly unfortunate because, had it not been for the group’s overreach, smart guns might have prevented all of the following tragedies, each of which occurred in the past month:" ...
 

Catholic Church Supports Gun Regulations, Pastor Says In Streetsboro
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Guns are too easily accessible and should be sensibly regulated, according to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops."

"So said the Rev. Fr. Dan Redmond, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Chardon. He was a guest speaker May 19 in front of nearly 50 audience members at St. Joan of Arc Church as he talked about the 2012 Chardon High School shootings and offered insight into the church's position on gun control." ...
 

NRA lies are well documented
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I think Kathleen Anderson’s letter was excellent, well written and covered important points ..."

"And then there’s the candidate who points a pistol at us in their campaign ad which Ms. Anderson describes as 'abhorrent' and 'not funny' but one of her critics describes as 'amusing'. No one should be criticized for disagreeing with the description."

"I hope she hasn’t been intimidated and has the courage to write more."

"Her second critic takes offense at her comment on the 'lies told by the gun manufacturers in order to make more profits'. He assumes that would include the NRA. He’s right. Actually the NRA represents the views of the manufacturers even more closely than gun owners or even NRA members ..." ...
 

Inside the Twisted Mind of a Gun Control Advocate: Chez Panzienza Edition
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"People who carry a gun are different from people who don’t carry a gun. They’re prepared to defend their life, the lives of their loved ones or innocent life with lethal force. Make that better prepared. I reckon most people will fight for their life and the lives of their loved ones with whatever tools are available, should the need arise. Most, but not all. Some people have one defense in a life-or-death situation: passivity. The question is, why would either of these non-gun carrying groups want to disarm people who are prepared for a violent worst-case scenario? Let’s have a look at an example . . ." ...
 

The Armed Citizen’s Creed
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I have often thought that Armed Citizens represent a special class of individuals within our society. We are people who have taken it upon ourselves to be responsible for our own safety, our own livelihood, and often for the safety of those around us. I believe that we should have our own encompassing statement to sum up our values. I have read some examples that others have posted and I wished to try my hand and heart at writing my own. To that end, I humbly submit my version of 'The Armed Citizens Creed' . . ." ...
 

TTAG Reader: North Dakota State University Weapons Policy is Offensive
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "I’m an atypical gun enthusiast, but feel at home and welcome in the world you’ve created to discuss broader gun rights and personal autonomy. There’s been a lot of coverage of college students that defend themselves with firearms ... North Dakota State University [NDSU] is a very conservative state, and has a lot of love for firearms, but their ideas of personal liberty are not as expansive as might first seem apparent. I came from an anti-gun family, so I started off with other weapons and eventually found my way to firearms, so this issue is near and dear to my heart. Full disclosure- fencing lead me to question whether weapons and discipline improve personal character . . ." ...
 

Lessons to be learned from Mexican citizens' fight
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"On Feb. 2, I wrote about the brave Mexican citizens (called vigilantes by the press) who were fighting to remove the Knights Templar drug cartel in the Michoacán area. They did this with illegal guns ... Yahoo News recently noted that these Mexican Patriots succeeded in largely expelling the Knights Templar cartel when state and local authorities couldn't. They did this in six to eight months, something the Mexican government has not been able nor willing to do for years."

"The Mexican state first reaction was to attempt to take away these citizen-held guns, after failing that, are now attempting to register them under the guise of going town by town to organize and recruit so-called rural defense forces. ..." ...
 

NC: Restaurant posts ‘No Guns Allowed’ sign, gets robbed at gunpoint
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Sunday night at about 9pm the restaurant 'The Pit Authentic Barbecue' in Durham was robbed by armed and masked men." ...

"I am very glad that no one was seriously injured. But everyone involved needs to face one very important fact. They were not murdered only because the robbers did not decide to kill them. The robbers had all the power. No one could resist them. Why? Because the owner of The Pit Authentic Barbecue has banned guns in his restaurant." ...
 

Ireland: This Is What Happens to A Disarmed Populace: Irish Carjacking Edition
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A TTAG reader from the Emerald Isle writes:"

"Here are four news article from Ireland about a recent spate of carjackings: Two elderly German tourists suffer carjacking ordeal; Boy (15) in court in relation carjacking of taxi driver; Man charged in connection to pregnant woman carjacking and Knocked-out carjack victim awake and recovering – family. Four in a few days. ..."
 

MO: GOP candidates for Missouri House tout education, agriculture
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"In a public forum Tuesday, Republican candidates for the Missouri House of Representatives blasted Common Core State Standards and provided their vision for Columbia and Missouri."

"State Rep. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia; Chuck Basye; and Betsy Phillips gathered to introduce themselves to and answer questions from residents Tuesday. The forum was hosted by the Boone County Pachyderm Club at the Rock Bridge Hy-Vee." ...

"Basye, a former Marine and a small-business owner in Boone County, described himself as pro-life and pro-Second Amendment. He said there were three things he would focus on as a representative: jobs, education and agriculture." ...
 

AR: Hill gets GOP nod for District 2
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"French Hill of Little Rock has won the Republican nomination for the 2nd Congressional District over state Rep. Ann Clemmer of Benton and retired Army Col. Colonel Conrad Reynolds of Conway." ...

"Hill faces Democrat Pat Hays of North Little Rock in the fall for the seat."

"A ninth-generation Arkansan, Hill is the chief executive officer and board chairman of Little Rock-based Delta Trust & Banking Corp."

"After graduating from Vanderbilt University, Hill served as a senior economic policy adviser and deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury during the presidency of George H.W. Bush. ..."

"He’s an advocate for Second Amendment rights and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association." ...
 

PA: Diamond wins GOP nomination in 102nd House District
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Russ Diamond defeated Wanda Bechtold in Tuesday's primary for the Republican nomination for the 102nd House District." ...

"In 2005, the 50-year-old Diamond founded PA CleanSweep, a grass-roots political reform effort formed in response to the controversial legislative pay raise that year. That anti-incumbency movement led to the 2006 election of Swanger and a dozen other candidates endorsed by PA CleanSweep."

"The pay raise was repealed as a direct result of electoral pressure provided by Diamond's group and public outrage. The group was also instrumental in Pennsylvania's first nonretention of a Supreme Court justice."

"Swanger said Diamond is pro-life, pro Second Amendment and wants to abolish school property taxes." ...
 

IA: Congressional candidates score endorsements
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"The 1st District congressional candidates are racking up the endorsements with two weeks left to go until the primary election."

"Republican congressional candidate Rod Blum got the endorsement of the National Association for Gun Rights Political Action Committee. Democrat Monica Vernon received the endorsement of state Sen. Liz Mathis, D-Cedar Rapids. Democrat Pat Murphy received the endorsement of a Wisconsin congressman."

"Blum, a Dubuque businessman, earned the endorsement from the gun rights group because he’s seen as an outspoken advocate for Iowa’s gun owners and someone who will lead on pro-gun issues in Congress, rather than follow." ...
 

NH: 2nd Amendment Advocates Protest Scott Brown Gun Talk (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A collection of about 40 2nd Amendment advocates, Republican, and Libertarian activists protested outside of the Gun Owners of New Hampshire meeting at the Holiday Inn in Concord on May 20, where former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, R-NH, met with the group’s board of directors."

"Brown reportedly agreed to meet with the board to address the group’s 'questions and concerns' regarding his previous votes and positions about gun issues."

"The meeting, however, was only open to GONH members and was closed off from the public and press."

"A number of individuals wishing to meet with Brown were not allowed into the meeting and even some GONH members were asked to leave the property by Holiday Inn security." ...
 

KY: McConnell-Grimes: Ground Zero
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The front could not be clearer than it is in Kentucky."

"The stakes couldn’t be much higher than they are for Washington."

"The swift and expected victories of two candidates for the Senate in their party primaries tonight — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s trouncing of a Tea Party-backed rival on the Republican side, and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes’ never really contested Democratic nomination — drew instant responses:"

"– 'We need Sen. McConnell in Washington to protect our Second Amendment freedoms,' said Chris Cox, chairman of the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund in an e-mailed statement noting that the five-term senator holds an 'A-plus' rating ..." ...
 

NH: Gun owners offer mixed opinions after hearing from Scott Brown
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Last night on the corner of Main and Center streets, a group of about 50 protesters made clear that they don’t want Scott Brown in New Hampshire."

"'Brownbagger, Go Home to Mass,' read a sign held by Jay Simkin of Nashua."

"Across the street at the Holiday Inn, where Brown was speaking at a meeting of the Gun Owners of New Hampshire, opinions were mixed."

"'He never gives a straight answer on anything,' one man declared in disgust as he walked out of Brown’s talk halfway through."

"But several others in attendance thought Brown held command of the room and talked with sincerity." ...
 

Military Spokespeople Available To Discuss Opposition To Proposed Amendment To Force U.S. Military Bases To Allow Open Carry Of Firearms
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A dangerous amendment submitted this week by Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) to the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4435) would overturn a 1992 Department of Defense (DoD) policy and force the DoD and every military installation in the country to allow military personnel to openly carry loaded firearms on base. This amendment is scheduled to be voted on tomorrow. Top military officials, including the Pentagon, the Army Chief of Staff and Fort Hood's commanding officer, oppose forcing military installations to allow soldiers to carry loaded guns on base." ...
 

GOA Calls for Resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Within the past week, Gun Owners of America received an e-mail from a member being treated by the VA (Department of Veterans Affairs). The member was also receiving Social Security benefits, and Social Security had appointed a guardian to manage his financial affairs."

"The member wrote us because the VA, based on the Social Security guardian, was moving to take his guns away."

"Although it is Standard Operating Procedure for the VA to appoint its own guardians and use this to justify its gun ban on more than 175,000 veterans, it now appears to us that the VA is searching for new 'gun ban excuses' to strip even more veterans of their constitutional rights."

"Which brings us to VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. ..." ...
 

TX: Private weapons on post being discussed
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"After the April 2 Fort Hood shooting, debate was once again stirred on the issue of allowing soldiers to carry weapons on post."

"A Fort Hood officer involved in the shooting took to Facebook five days after the shooting asking for the ability to carry a weapon as he does downrange."

"'When the first shots rang out, my hand reached to my belt for something that wasn’t there. Something that could have put a stop to the bloodshed, could have made it merely an 'ugly incident' instead of the horrific massacre ...' wrote 1st Lt. Patrick Cook ... 'Stripped of my God-given right to arm myself, the only defensive posture I had left was to lie prostrate on the ground, and wait to die.'" ...
 

KS: State law trumps city ordinance banning knives from bars (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Bar patrons in Lawrence will now be allowed to take knives, razors and even swords into local bars."

"The city currently bans knives longer than four inches from establishments through a city ordinance. However, starting July 1, a new state law bans cities from having such bans."

"'I simply can’t support this kind of thing its lunacy is what it is,' Bob Schumm said, a Lawrence city commissioner."

"He owned a bar himself until earlier this year and helped enact the city ordinance." ...
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Submitter's Note: Unmentioned in the written article is the fact that bars can still post signs prohibiting guns and/or knives.
 

KS: Kansas Comprehensive Knife Rights Bill Signed by Governor
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"After two years of hard work, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed the Knife Rights comprehensive knife law reform act, HB2033 into law today."

"HB2033 repeals all existing local knife laws in Kansas and enacts statewide preemption of any attempt to pass new local knife laws more restrictive than state law. HB2033 also repeals the ban on the possession of switchblades, dirks, daggers and stilettos. Be advised that the new law does not go into effect until July 1st." ...
 

FL: 'Confusing 'Stand Your Ground' bill confounds even its sponsor
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"When lawmakers passed the 'warning shot' bill during the 2014 session, a key selling point was it would prevent cases like that of Marissa Alexander, a Jacksonville woman sentenced to 20 years in prison after firing a shot to ward off her estranged husband."

"But the 26-page bill, awaiting action by Gov. Rick Scott, not only wouldn’t prevent future cases like Alexander’s, but it seems to shrink — not expand — the protections of Florida’s infamous 'Stand Your Ground' law." ...

"The sponsor of the bill, state Rep. Neil Combee, R-Polk City, said it’s not his intention to weaken the 2005 law, but acknowledged he doesn’t exactly know what his legislation does. ..." ...
 

NJ: A Day At The Shooting Range Pending Magazine Ban (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Chasing New Jersey continues to follow the possible unintended consequences of New Jersey’s pending ten-round magazine law which would essentially limit the amount of bullets a gun can hold down to ten."

"New Jersey’s youngest Second-Amendment activist, competitive shooter Shyanne Roberts, says that her father would immediately become a felon if this law passes for owning the guns she uses in her competitions."

"The nine-year-old said that she just wants to compete and have fun, and she doesn’t understand the need for a ban like this." ...

Anthony Colandro, the owner of Gun 4 Hire ... explained that the pending law will make felons out of people who may not even realize it." ...
 

What It Takes for Cops to Break Into Your House, Kidnap You, and Steal Your Guns (Hint: It's Not a Warrant)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Last week a federal appeals court ruled that 'exigent circumstances' made it appropriate for Milwaukee police to break into the home of a local gun rights activist without a warrant. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit conceded that the officers may have violated the Fourth Amendment when they forced open a locked container and seized the woman's handgun. But the court concluded that they were protected by qualified immunity because it was reasonable for them to believe their actions were legal. After all, they were only trying to protect her. From herself."

The decision shows how a single contested remark during a psychotherapy session can strip a law-abiding citizen of her Fourth and Second amendment rights. ..." ...
 

Shooting down faulty gun restrictions
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"Gun-rights proponents won a big victory last month when a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 to strike down restrictive interpretations of California law on concealed weapons permits ... Still, the issue ... of the right to carry a weapon in public for self-defense may not be settled for some time yet. San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore decided not to appeal the decision, but California Attorney General Kamala Harris has petitioned the full 9th Circuit to rehear the case."

"At issue is the requirement that an applicant for a concealed weapon permit show 'good cause.' This is determined by the county sheriff or city police chief, and interpretations can vary widely. ..." ...
 

NJ: Gun control groups sue New Jersey over ignoring 2002 smart gun law
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"The Brady Campaign in association with the New Jersey branch of the Million Mom March filed a lawsuit Monday to force the Garden State to comply with the its own smart gun laws."

"According to the groups, the New Jersey State Attorney General’s office, is required ... to submit reports on the availability of smart guns in the country every six months."

"They maintain that no report has been delivered since 2003, and that 2003 report has not been located or shared by the Attorney General’s Office."

"... 'The suit is very straightforward: New Jersey law requires the attorney general to report on the availability of personal handgun technology, and that law hasn’t been complied with for 10 years.'" ...
 

CA: California Attorney General Kamala Harris Sued Over New Handgun Purchase Ban
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"California Attorney General Kamala Harris continues to substitute anti-gun policies for black letter law, say California gun rights groups The Calguns Foundation (CGF) and [CAL-FFL]."

"In a new lawsuit filed today against the state's highest law enforcement officer and Department of Justice firearms bureau chief Stephen Lindley, plaintiffs Alvin Doe ... and Paul Gladden say that 'the DOJ's new [handgun] enforcement policy is contrary to the plain language' of the law."

"The case challenges a recently enacted DOJ policy that denies people who have both a DOJ-issued 'Certificate of Eligibility' to purchase firearms and a federal firearms license the ability to purchase more than one handgun in a thirty-day period. ..." ...
 

NRA Holding National Police Shooting Championships in Police Shooting Friendly Albuquerque
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"This year's National Police Shooting Championships will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, according to the [NRA], which opens the two-day competition in September to any 'eligible law enforcement member.'"

"In April the Department of Justice released the findings of its probe of the Albuquerque Police Department, saying it had found probable cause to believe there was a pattern and practice of excessive force. There had been 24 fatal police shootings between 2010 and the release of the report last month and at least one since, with at least an additional 13 non-fatal police shootings in that time. Albuquerque has a population of just 555,000. Unsurprisingly the conditions have led to protests over police brutality. ..." ...
 

Anti-veteran police state apologist (inadvertently?) gets one thing right
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "It's a topic that has been coming up with some frequency of late, as more and more police departments obtain heavily armored vehicles from the military ... These huge, lumbering, greenhouse-gas-spewing ... behemoths may not hold much interest for the few remaining cops who think of themselves as 'peace officers,' but they sure excite the heck out of the inexorably growing number of 'Only Ones' who fancy themselves as 'operators.'"

"The law enforcement 'need' for vehicles designed for combat operations in some of the most dangerous war zones on Earth (and aren't we supposed to be outraged about 'weapons of war' on our streets'?) has seen numerous dubious justifications, but we occasionally see an especially disturbing one. ..." ...
 

GA: Cops caught on tape slamming Georgia man into a wall as he moved into his new home
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... "... officers described Bin-Wahad’s behavior as 'uncooperative and verbally argumentative.' He was accused of taking 'a bladed stance with his right side of his body' and allegedly refused to sit down when ordered to do so by them."

"'When I came out of the house, the first thing I said was that 'I’m moving in. I have the key,' Bin-Wahad said on Monday. ..."

"The footage, which does not contain audio, shows Bin-Wahad eventually sitting down and making no aggressive motions toward the officers before being grabbed by the arm, dragged to the ground and handcuffed. The police report indicates that Bin-Wahad’s head and left shoulder hit a brick wall. The video eventually showed officials leave the scene without arresting Bin-Wahad." ...
 

MS: Pike County Trooper accused of rape no longer employed by MHP
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"A Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper accused of raping a woman during an early April traffic stop is no longer employed by the Department of Public Safety, a spokesman said."

"DPS spokesman Warren Strain said Tuesday that the trooper in question is no longer with MHP, but was unable to comment further, as the matter is a personnel issue."

"The trooper was accused, but not arrested, when Pike County deputies responded to Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center on April 5 when a woman claimed she had been raped earlier that day, officials said." ...
 

MI: Accused of promoting vigilantism, Detroit’s top cop explains stance on Second Amendment
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"Detroit Police Chief James Craig had to explain his stance on citizens’ packing firearms after his views landed him on the cover of a gun rights publication put out by the National Rifle Association."

"Following a series of fatal defense shootings in Detroit, Craig said earlier this year that he had never seen as many homeowners defending themselves by shooting intruders. In January, he told the Detroit News, 'We’re not advocating violence; we’re advocates of not being victims. We’re advocates of self-protection. We want people to be safe.'"

"Craig’s stance on gun laws was the focus of a recent cover story in America’s 1st Freedom magazine ..." ...
 

NJ: Camden County Officer Removed From Duty For Alleged Lewd Act In Starbucks
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"A Camden County Police Lieutenant has been removed from duty after he was accused of masturbating inside of a Starbucks in Cherry Hill."

"Lt. Benito Gonzalez Junior has been charged with a disorderly persons lewdness offense."

"An employee from a store on Route 70 reported the incident to authorities on May 7."

"Officials say the officer was not on duty at the time." ...
 

NRA Announces 2014 Youth Education Summit Participants
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"The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce the students selected to attend its 2014 Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.), a seven-day, expense-paid educational experience in Washington, DC, held June 23-29 2014."

"Y.E.S. takes students to tour memorials and monuments surrounding the nation’s capital as they learn the significance of the American Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the importance of being an active citizen. Scheduled stops include the Capitol Building, Manassas National Battlefield Park, the Marine Corps Base at Quantico, the National Archives, the Newseum, and a safe introduction to the shooting sports at NRA Headquarters." ...
 

New York Lawmakers Complain Alabama’s Remington Win Due in Part to ‘Gun-Friendly’ Political Climate (video available)
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"Remington’s decision to move two gun production lines from New York to Huntsville is drawing sharp criticism from northern lawmakers who said their state’s stringent gun laws are costing jobs."

"The gun manufacturer announced Friday it would move production of its Bushmaster and R1 handgun lines to its new Alabama facility."

"The Bushmaster, a semiautomatic weapon, is no longer allowed to be sold in New York unless it is modified."

"Alabama’s pro 2nd Amendment political climate is without a doubt an attractor to the Remington company." ...

"... Some New York leaders and lawmakers are sore over Huntsville’s recent acquisition. The local business community’s reaction to the recent squabblings? 'New York – why are you surprised?'" ...
 

MA: Our view: Good neighbors, on both sides, prevail in Salem
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"There will be no contentious hearing in Salem tonight on a proposal to open a gun shop in a neighborhood on the edge of downtown."

"For that, you can thank both community activists who were quick to mobilize and the businessman who, facing widespread opposition, opted to withdraw, saying he’d never intended to alarm the neighbors."

"Michael Beaulieu, a Salem businessman and former resident, ... had applied for a special permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals to sell guns from a commercial building he owns on Margin Street, in the city’s old Italian neighborhood. It’s a neighborhood with a mix of uses, commercial and residential, not far from the police station."

"But neighbors — quite rightly, in our view — were dismayed." ...
 

OH: Concealed carry licenses down sharply this year
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"The number of new concealed carry licenses in the Grand Lake area dropped dramatically this year after steady increases in 2012 and 2013."

"Three times as many licenses - which allow gun owners to carry firearms in public - were issued from January through March of 2013 than the same time period this year."

"Sheriffs in Mercer and Auglaize counties note the first quarter figures from the Ohio Attorney General could pick up again throughout the year. They believe the harsh winter and less legislative threat on the federal level to implement gun laws may have deterred some people from applying." ...
 

CA: Sensible about gun control
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"Gun owners are passionate about their guns, and there’s nothing wrong with that – but wouldn’t it be refreshing if they were just as passionate about reducing all the needless deaths caused by gun violence every single year?"

"Unfortunately, the gun lobby only ever seems to have one perpetual solution to the problem: more guns."

"Truth is, there are still lots of sensible things we should be doing – criminal background checks on gun owners and gun shop employees, limits on excessive ammo clips, mandating that gun-owners tell the police when their gun is stolen, closing the gun show loophole that allows even the mental ill to buy guns, etc." ...
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
How a politician stands on the Second Amendment tells you how he or she views you as an individual... as a trustworthy and productive citizen, or as part of an unruly crowd that needs to be lorded over, controlled, supervised, and taken care of. — Representative Suzanna Gratia Hupp (TX)

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