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Machine Guns and Grass Roots Action on Gun Talk Radio
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A grass roots action of gun rights supporters against the Marriott Hotel chain following the NRA Convention in Charlotte, NC, comes to Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk (R) Radio, the only nationally-syndicated radio talk show about guns and the shooting sports, airing 2-5PM Eastern."

"Paul Valone, president of Grass Roots North Carolina, will discuss how the Marriott Charlotte City Center put up 'no guns' signs during a gun rights event in the hotel, making those who were otherwise legally carrying guns criminals. Valone says that despite the hotel chain’s claim that it has removed the signs (after stating that it has a policy of not allowing firearms into any of its hotels), the signs have not come down" ...
 

NRA 2010 Convention in Charlotte, Part V: The Marriott
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"We have now learned that the Marriott has a long-standing anti-gun policy. I received an email from them in which they said,"
"It has been the hotel's long-standing policy to not allow firearms by the public on the premises. In accordance with applicable law, this policy is posted in several locations around the hotel. The permanent notice at the hotel's entrance had been removed during a recent renovation and was replaced with temporary signage. This temporary posting was removed for a brief period of time, which may have led to guest uncertainty. (emphasis added)"
"What is certain, however, is that if you legally carry a firearm, you are persona non grata at Marriott. ..." ...
 

Jamaica's problems due to government more than anything else
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Yeah, these are the guys who should enjoy a monopoly of violence."

"Which, by the way, is the ultimate goal on the gun grabber wish list, and not just in Jamaica, mon." ...
 

"Civil Rights" and Total War
Submitted by: Larry

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"William Sherman's march to the sea, writes Victor Davis Hanson approvingly, was a war of 'terror' intended to destroy an aristocratic Southern culture he hated because of its impudence in resisting the central government's authority."

"Although rarely acknowledged as such, Sherman could be considered America's first 'civil rights' crusader. This isn't an endorsement of Sherman; it's an indictment of contemporary 'civil rights' ideology."

"While it's true that Sherman never descended to the depths of mass-murdering depravity plumbed by Westermann and his army of berserkers, he was prepared, by his own repeated admissions, to annihilate civilians by the hundreds of thousands in order to vindicate Washington's supposed authority." ...
 

Are we seeing a change of strategy for terrorists?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"After several failed bomb attempts, what will the terrorists do next? STRATFOR.com is a web site of civilian intelligence resources, doing consulting for international businesses. Stratfor writer Scott Stewart has observed that the radical Islamists have a problem: Their excellent bomb makers don't travel well, and their cohorts who are able to blend in and travel to America and Europe aren't very good at making bombs. ... Their best bombers don't speak English, and can't really pass in western society. What do you do? STRATFOR believes that they will switch gears a bit. ... they may have to settle, for the time being, on hand weapon attacks such as Nidal Hasan at Ft. Hood, and the D.C. snipers accomplished." ...
 

Why Chicago shooting deflates anti-gun philosophy everywhere…including Seattle
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Wednesday morning (May 26) at about 5:20 a.m. in Chicago (hometown of former anti-gun Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels), a fatal shooting occurred that has created, in its aftermath, a public outcry that strongly signals bad times ahead for the gun prohibitionist movement in the United States."

"The incident, which cost the life of recidivist felon Anthony Nelson, known in the neighborhood as 'Big Ant,' is bringing a tidal wave of public support for the 80-year-old man who shot him with a handgun, which is essentially banned by law in the Windy City. ..." ...
 

Elderly Chicago man saves family, self with 'illegal' handgun
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Early yesterday morning, an 80-year-old Korean War veteran in Chicago faced an armed home invader, whose first reaction upon seeing the homeowner was to fire two shots at him. Fortunately, both missed. Also fortunately, his was not the only gun on the scene."
"An 80-year-old Army veteran shot and killed an armed man who’d broken in ..."
"Other accounts of the incident reveal that the homowner's firearm was a handgun, possession of which in Chicago is--at least pending the Supreme Court's McDonald v. Chicago decision expected next month--illegal. This upstanding citizen, in other words--by all accounts well liked and respected by neighbors--is a 'gun criminal.'" ...
 

The U.N. gun grabber
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"American gun owners might not feel besieged, but they should. This week, the Obama administration announced its support for the United Nations Small Arms Treaty. This international agreement poses real risks for freedom both in the United States and around the world by making it more difficult - if not outright illegal - for law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms."

"The U.N. claims that guns used in armed conflicts cause 300,000 deaths worldwide every year ..." ...

"Political scientist Rudy Rummel estimates that the 15 worst regimes during the 20th century killed 151 million of their own citizens ... Even if all 300,000 annual deaths from armed conflicts can be blamed on the small-arms trade (which they cannot), governments are a bigger threat to most people than their neighbors.
 

California Legislature Should Reject Ban On Open Carry, An Old Right, Not New Threat
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"California is one of 43 states which allow the open carry of handguns. Repeatedly over the past few years the California legislature has wisely rejected bills to ban open carry, and OpenCarry.org urges the legislature to reject Assemblywoman Lori Saldana’s effort, AB 1934, as well."

"Last night at the Commonwealth Club debate in San Francisco, UC Berkley Law Professor Franklin Zimring, despite being a Second Amendment skeptic, said"
"'AB 1934 really has nothing to do with public safety. . . . the proponents of the bill are not introducing it because openly carrying has led to any violent incidents or crimes – it hasn't. ...'" ...
"OpenCarry.org co-founder and spokesman John Pierce agrees, adding that 'open carry is an old right, not a new threat.'" ...
 

Calderon and Obama Blame America for Mexico's Woes
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Last week the President of Mexico set off on a human rights lecture tour of Washington, D.C. and chief among his claque of foot tappers was the President of the United States."

"At the invitation of President Barack Obama and leaders of the House and Senate, Mexican President Felipe Calderon stood and addressed a joint session of Congress on May 20. President Calderon took advantage of the forum and recriminated, reprimanded, and lectured the American people and their lawfully elected representatives for a litany of shortcomings and policies that have exacerbated the dangers along our southern border." ...
 

80-year-old Chicago man kills intruder, may face charges
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Supreme Court is currently hearing McDonald v. Chicago, which could repeal Chicago’s longstanding handgun ban. But justice may come too late for an elderly Korean War vet who was simply defending his 83-year-old wife and 12-year-old grandson." ...

... "ABC reports that the man may be charged under Chicago’s current law, which bans handgun ownership."

"(An 80-year-old man can be prosecuted for using a handgun for self-defense, but a repeat offender serves maybe a year of a 3-year sentence. In Daley’s world, this is justice.)"

"ABC's video and WGN's photo show only Black residents. This serves as a reminder that the consequences of Chicago’s gun control laws have fallen heaviest on Blacks. ..." ...
 

TX: Inmates in charge (second letter)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"[T]he state of Texas has spent $3 million to install and use metal detectors to screen all visitors to the state Capitol building. However, one may be admitted with a loaded gun if he or she has a permit."

"I thought back to the Times Square bomber and how in the U.S. Senate it was suggested ... that if you are on the suspected-terrorist watch list, you should not be allowed to buy a gun. This was quickly decried as a violation of Second Amendment rights by several Republican senators."

"So in Texas now, if you are on the terrorist watch list, you can still buy a gun, get a permit and enter the Texas Capitol with the full consent of a Department of Public Safety officer. ..." ...
 

En banc court considers DV misdemeanor violence gun ban
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In a rare en banc hearing, the Seventh Circuit considered the constitutionality of 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9), which makes it a federal crime to possess a firearm after having been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence."

"A three-judge panel, in an opinion by Judge Diane S. Sykes, vacated a conviction under the statute in November, concluding that the government failed to establish a reasonable fit between reducing domestic gun violence and total disarmament of misdemeanants." ...
 

NY: Pharmacist draws gun on robber, deputies say
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Website: http://www.nysrpa-pvf.org

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A baseball-wielding Youngsville man tried to rob a Jeffersonville pharmacy but was thwarted by a gun-wielding pharmacist Wednesday afternoon, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say that Robert Roach, 55, entered Jeff Pharmacy on Route 52 wearing a ski mask and waving a baseball bat about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Roach demanded drugs, but fled in a green Chevrolet pickup when the pharmacist, a retired correction officer, drew a gun.

Police used leads to locate Roach 20 minutes later at a nearby residence, deputies said, and he was arrested trying to flee through the back door.

Roach is being held at the sheriff’s patrol building pending formal charges.
 

TX: Officer, citizen fire at man who allegedly tried to run over officer
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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Police in Fort Worth are looking for a man who they said tried to run over a police officer overnight in the 2400 block of North Main Street in the heart of the Stockyards .

The officer approached two men in a car, which is when the driver allegedly tried to run over the officer. The officer fired shots at the car, hitting the passenger. A citizen also opened fire on the car.

The passenger was pushed out of the car and arrested, but the driver is still on the loose.

The officer was not injured.
 

FL: Jacksonville, Fla. Homeowner Shoots Teen Burglar
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"An 18-year-old man was shot in the leg by a homeowner Wednesday morning after breaking into a home, Columbia County deputies said."

"Deputies were called to 100 block of Cardinal Lane at 10:40 a.m. after the homeowner called 911 to report that someone had just broken into his home and that he had shot the burglar."

"Deputies said they found and arrested Damien Morgan in a nearby business parking lot." ...
 

AL: Jefferson County homeowner shoots, kills home invader
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A suspect was shot and killed during a home invasion on Jolley Road in Jefferson County on Sunday night. Jefferson County Sheriffs deputies responded to the call shortly before 8:00 p.m."

"Randy Christian with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says deputies responding found the 62-year-old homeowner walking up the driveway up arrival. Inside the house, they found 54-year-old Preston Jenkins already dead with a wound to the left side of his stomach."

"Deputies have questioned and released the homeowner."

"Authorities believe the victim had a past relationship with the homeowner's ex-wife, who was on the scene at the time. It is believed that the victim had forced his way into the home." ...
 

If you have to shoot a scumbag remember these four words
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The undermanned, outgunned and demoralized police department can barely protect themselves as they move from one bloody crime scene to another. Proactive policing is impossible in the Windy City ..." ...

"Going to Chicago's parks especially in nice weather is simply too dangerous. If you must go and have the training bring a suitable large caliber gun and enough ammunition for multiple attackers. ..." ...

"Remember if you shoot a scumbag no law requires you stay there or call the police. You have an absolute right and duty to yourself to remain silent."

"Leave the scene collecting any and all weapons you can. If contacted by the police remember these four words, 'I WANT A LAWER.'" ...
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Submitter's Note: My permit instructor had a few things to say on this subject. 1) the first one to contact the police is the victim and 2) the 12 magic words: "I want an attorney and I do not consent to any search."
 

NRA 2010 convention in Charlotte, Part IV: Miscellany*
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Gun owners and gun rights advocates from Knoxville, the state of Tennessee, and the nation, converged on Charlotte for the 2010 NRA Annual Meeting. Tom Gresham set up at the Springfield Armory booth to do his weekly GunTalk radio show. The show airs on Sunday afternoons and is broadcast on Sirius and XM as well as many stations across the country. If you don't have it in your area, you can listen on the web, or download the podcasts from Itunes."

"Visitors to the meeting in Charlotte were able to see lots of new guns, including Tennessee made M82A1 sniper rifles produced by Barrett Firearms of Murfreesboro. This rifle has been used to great effect by our uniformed services personnel in the Sandbox." ...

"*a mixed assortment of items"
 

VA: GOP attacks Perriello on gun control
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Virginia Republicans launched a pair of attack ads Wednesday questioning whether Reps. Tom Perriello, D-5th District, and Rick Boucher, D-9th District, joined with other congressional Democrats who applauded Mexican President Felipe Calderon last week for urging an assault weapons ban."

"The problem, the Los Angeles Times pointed out Thursday, was neither Perriello nor Boucher attended Calderon’s speech." ...
 

AK: 8th state says guns beyond feds' control -- Alaska governor signs Firearms Freedom Act into law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Alaska has become the eighth state to declare that firearms made, sold and owned in the state are beyond the reach of the federal bureaucrats along the Potomac, with Gov. Sean Parnell's signature on the plan today."

"'The Alaska Firearms Freedom Act frees Alaskans from overly bureaucratic and restrictive federal firearm regulation, and allows our state to assume the responsibility for regulation,' said Rep. Mike Kelly, the lead sponsor on the plan ..."

"'The Interstate Commerce Clause is used by the federal government to regulate firearms that cross state borders. [This Act] makes it clear that Alaskans will be responsible for firearms that are made in Alaska, for use in Alaska, and have 'Made in Alaska' stamped on them." ...
 

OH: Irrational opposition to Restaurant Carry bill doesn't stop passage
Submitted by: Daniel White
Website: http://www.OhioCCW.org

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"Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary - Criminal Justice Committee passed Senate Bill 239 which contains reforms for Restaurant Carry and vehicle transport. The next step is to go before the full Senate."

"An article in The Columbus Dispatch ... does a fair job of reporting on the issue and the irrational opposition from some law enforcement groups." ...

"Cleveland police detective Stephen Loomis has dire predictions for this legislation."
"I have spent a career dealing with problems in bars, nightclubs, entertainment-district restaurants and men's clubs, and I can tell you without doubt or hesitation the introduction of firearms ... will result in the senseless loss of human life."
"I look forward to him eating his words." ...
 

ATF Redefines 40-Year-Old Law on Gun Transfers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Reversing an interpretation of the Gun Control Act that has been on the books for more than four decades, ATF today posted a ruling declaring any shipment of a firearm by a manufacturer (FFL) to any agent or business (e.g., an engineering-design firm, patent lawyer, testing lab, gun writer, etc.) for a bona fide business purpose to be a 'transfer' under the Gun Control Act of 1968. As a consequence, legitimate business-related shipments will now require the recipient to complete a Form 4473 and undergo a Brady criminal background check. In many instances, these requirements will force shipments to a third party, thereby lengthening the process and the time that the firearm is in transit." ...
 

WA: Tacoma officer charged with child molestation
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Pierce County prosecutors charged Tacoma police Officer John H. Parkes on Wednesday with child molestation.

The News Tribune reports the 45-year-old is accused of molesting a relative over a six-year period that began in 1996 when the girl was 5 or 6.

The 16-year veteran has been on paid leave since earlier this year, after the girl's mother contacted police.
 

TX: Emotional rant (first letter)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I could not help but laugh at the comment of one of the women who was interviewed by the Chronicle when asked what her thoughts were about allowing concealed-carry license holders with their firearms access to the state capitol ..."

"She was quoted as saying, 'But what if one of them goes crazy?' Are you kidding? Concealed-handgun permit holders are some of the most law-abiding and responsible citizens around. As a group, concealed-handgun permit holders have an extremely low average of committing crime — much less than the average citizen. Permit holders have to go through a lot to get a permit so, no, the odds of someone going 'crazy' all of sudden are next to nil." ...
 

TN: Crime guns meet their end; confiscated, unusable firearms melted
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"With an enormous circle of flames shooting up Thursday from a steel mill furnace in Memphis, 57 crime guns melted away."

"'Those guns aren't coming back,' said Thad Solomon, general manager of the Nucor Steel facility neighboring a power plant in Southwest Memphis."

"The Shelby County Sheriff's Office has about 285 more confiscated guns collected from a Criminal Court Clerk's evidence room that would have met the same fiery end since 2006."

"However, a new state law requires that law enforcement agencies sell or trade the guns unless they are unsafe or inoperable."

"Shelby County Sheriff Mark Luttrell met with the media at Nucor to see the 57 guns deemed inoperable or unsafe destroyed ..." ...
 

VT: Vermont Becomes 30th State to Pass "Families Afield" Hunting Law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Today, Vermont became the 30th state to pass Families Afield legislation aimed at reducing barriers for the next generation of sportsmen."

"Gov. Jim Douglas signed House Bill 243 late this afternoon. The bill ... allows newcomers to try hunting under the close supervision of an experienced mentor prior to the completion of a hunter education course. ..."

"The Families Afield initiative began in 2004 through a joint effort of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the National Wild Turkey Federation and the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance to reduce barriers to new hunters entering the field. To date, in the 29 states that have enacted similar measures, 418,000 new hunters have purchased mentored licenses ..." ...
 

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