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CA: Federal Judge To Examine California's Definition of Assault Weapon
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and Calguns Foundation have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in California to have the state's definition of 'assault weapons' declared unconstitutionally vague. Joining these organizations as a Plaintiff is Iraq combat veteran Brendan John Richards who served as a U.S. Marine."

"The impetus for this legal action stems from Richards' six-day incarceration in the Sonoma County jail last May ..." ...
 

Easy Way To Comment On ATF's Power Grab
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Thanks to reader P.T. we have our own form-letter generator to submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget on the ATF's proposed multiple rifle sale reporting requirement for the Southwest border states. There is a pre-written letter in the generator which you can modify as you wish." ...
 

IL: Quit your anti-gun tantrum, Chicago
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Second Amendment Foundation recently filed two important suits that, when one cuts through all the legal language, essentially challenge government hostility toward two U.S. Supreme Court rulings on the Second Amendment."

"One suit is aimed at the District of Columbia, where city officials have engaged in a series of actions deliberately designed to allow the city to dance around the landmark 2008 Heller ruling that struck down the District’s handgun ban as a violation of the right to keep and bear arms."

"The other case is against the State of Illinois, which sidestepped an opportunity to adopt legislation that would allow Prairie State citizens to legally carry loaded handguns for their personal protection." ...
 

Will gun owner apathy enable ATF’s ‘emergency’ long gun registration scheme?
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "'Profiles in apathy.' You know, inaction by gun owners that enables 'gun control,' derails valiant efforts and disheartens those who continually find themselves carrying an inordinate share of the burden?" ...
 

But What Will The Violence Policy Center Say?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Ruger is attempting to become the first firearms manufacturer to sell one million guns in one year. They issued the following release saying what happens if they meet their sales goal." ...
 

Federal Hunting and Fishing Excise Taxes Create Enormous 1,000-2,000% Annual Return on Investment to Outdoor Industry
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"An analysis conducted by Southwick Associates and Andrew Loftus Consulting for the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies found that federal excise taxes collected on the sale of hunting and shooting equipment represented an approximate 1,100 percent annual return on investment (ROI) to manufacturers between 1970 to 2006 and taxes collected on sport fishing equipment generated a striking annual ROI of 2,157 percent between 1955 and 2006." ...
 

Celebrating those who died for liberty, too lazy to spend 1 minute to defend it?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Monday, May 30, will be Memorial Day--a day for baseball, auto races and barbecue, certainly--but far more importantly a day to celebrate the courage of the men and women who have died in service to our nation, defending our freedom. This nation was built on, and sustained by, the blood of those willing to sacrifice everything for it."

"Meanwhile, Chris Knox, of the Firearms Coalition, reports that comments supporting the BATFE's proposed power-grabbing gun registration proposal (discussed often at St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ...), to require the reporting of multiple rifle sales, outnumber comments opposed to this abomination by more than two to one:" ...
 

FN SCAR PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) Compact Select-Fire 5.56mm NATO SBR for Special Operations Forces (SOF) Applications: DR Handles the Weapon at SOFIC 2011 and NDIA Small Arms Symposium 2011 (Photos!)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Over the past week, at both SOFIC 2011 (2011 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) and NDIA Small Arms Systems Symposium 2011 (2011 International Infantry & Joint Services Small Arms Systems Symposium, Exhibition & Firing Demonstration), DefenseReview (DR) has had the opportunity to handle the FN SCAR PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) compact select-fire 5.56×45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO)/.223 Rem. SBR (Short Barreled Rifle), and we’re impressed with it, provided of course it works as advertised, and proves reliable, accurate, and durable under adverse combat conditions and high round count." ...
 

Gun Preview: Smith & Wesson Governor
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Picked up the Smith & Wesson Governor shotshell revolver today. The Governor feels a lot more solid and Smith & Wesson-like than Taurus’ 'I'm not a novelty gun and even if I am so what people love me' Judge. ...
 

Gear Review: Crimson Trace Lasergrip for P3AT
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Dedicated Armed Intelligentsia members are well aware that RF isn't a fan of mouse guns. He makes a fair case that you're better off with nothing. Number one on his hit parade of reasons is that someone trying to shoot an attacker, given the adrenaline rush, low light, moving target, etc. – not to mention the inherent difficulty in shooting a pint-sized pea-shooter – is likely to miss. Without plenty of practice, that is. Well, I like my pocket gun. And I practice with it, so I'm pretty accurate. But throw in the heat-of-the-moment pressures and, just like being skinny, you can never be too accurate. So I figured I'd up the ante a little…" ...
 

PA: Guns don’t belong in public places
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As I entered Walmart, I heard a man say to the greeter that his gun, holstered on his side, always sets off the alarm. She asked, 'Why are you carrying a gun?'"

"He responded, 'I love my family and will do anything to protect them.'" ...
 

FL: Mr. Mayor, won't you come out against illegal guns?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Dear Mayor Foster,"

"Can we talk guns?"

"When it comes to gun violence, your first term as mayor of St. Petersburg has been a brutal one. Just this year, three of the city's finest were killed by people with guns they should not have had. Not two weeks ago, a security officer was shot dead." ...

"Maybe adding your name to the roster of Mayors Against Illegal Guns would be something of a symbolic gesture."

"But even symbolically, it matters where the people we elect — as in, you — stand when it comes to the violence playing out on our streets."
 

Breaking Story: A Memorial Day present for the Gunwalker scandal conspirators. The first hearing may come as soon as the week of 13 June!
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Darrell Issa is reported to have had enough stalling by Holder & Co."

"Heard about this tip yesterday and spent this morning verifying: the first Gunwalker scandal hearing is penciled in for the week of 13 June, according to sources in Washington DC and California. There are currently no hearings listed on the schedule for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, but sources say Issa has had enough and is serious about getting to bottom of the Gunwalker scandal despite the stonewalling and delay on documents." ...
 

Gunrunner hearings in June 'possible,' not confirmed
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Mid-June could potentially bring the first of what may be several hearings on Capitol Hill over Project Gunrunner, but that is not confirmed nor is it presently on the Congressional calendar, a House source said today."

"'It might not happen,' the source said via e-mail." ...
 

NRA Sells Out Second Amendment on Patriot Act
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The NRA sold out the Second Amendment during the Patriot Act fight, criticizing Senator Rand Paul's amendment to exempt gun purchases from search provisions of the Patriot Act in e-mails to Congress while sitting on information showing the need for Paul's amendment. The information shows that the FBI and the federal government's Joint Terrorism Task Force have already begun trolling the records of law-abiding gun owners, using the excuse of terrorism surveillance." [emphasis added] ...
 

Sarah Palin Speaks the Ultimate Truth
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "During a recent interview with Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, Governor Palin wisely stressed:"

"'…in this process of assessing, once the lineup is set and the debates begin…we need to look at every one of these potential candidates and declared candidates records. See if they've had opportunity to veto overspending in their city or their state and some governing body. See if they've seized the opportunity to save other people's money and not squander it. See if they've had opportunity to go to the mat in protecting second amendment rights and every constitutional rights. ...'" ...
 

See Pawlenty for what he really is
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty now wants to be the Republican candidate for president."

"When Pawlenty was thinking about running for governor for a third term, I decided to challenge him for the party’s endorsement. My challenge started with a simple statement and a list of grievances."

"I said, 'No more!' — and I do not apologize! Why no more? Because:" ...

"• He claims to support Second Amendment rights but has proposed no state constitutional amendment to guarantee the right to keep and bear arms." ...
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Submitter's Note: In addition to everything above, Tim lies. In October 2006, facing a very tight reelection battle, Tim met with the leadership of the Gun Owners' Civil Rights Alliance and told them that if GOCRA supported him, he would direct the Department of Public Safety to start obeying the law regarding permit to carry (MN's CCW law) reciprocity requirements. This did not involve passing new legislation or anything of that sort, it only would have required a quick call to the Commissioner of the DPS telling him to quit screwing around and follow the law the way it was written.

Never. Happened.
 

Rand Paul right about setting limits to 'rights'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"This commentary is in response to 'Perhaps it's time to free Rand Paul' (AC-T, May 19), discussing Paul's comments on the “right” to health care."

"While I agree that Sen. Paul has a record of awkward comments regarding constitutional interpretation, the senator shows a fundamental understanding of the principles the commentator obviously lacks." ...

"The First Amendment protects free-speech rights by prohibiting government censure; it does not require the government to print my opinions. The Second Amendment protects my right to arms by prohibiting laws contrary to gun ownership; it does not require the government to provide a firearm." ...
 

Senate Rejects Efforts to Protect Gun Records from ATF
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Senate, by an overwhelming 85-10 vote, tabled an amendment by Senator Rand Paul which would have protected 4473’s and other gun records from blanket searches by the ATF under the PATRIOT Act."

"A mere 24 hours earlier, Democratic Leader Harry Reid went through parliamentary convolutions in order to prevent a vote on the Paul 4473 amendment, fearing that a vote on his language would have devastating implications for his Democrats running for reelection."

"But Reid had some important allies in the Republican leadership. ..." ...
 

TX: Guns at work could soon be law (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Keeping a gun with your belongings, even when you are at work could soon be legal in Texas."

"The Texas house and senate just passed their final versions of a bill which allows licensed carriers to keep guns locked in their cars while on the job. The proposed law would not apply to federal and school property." ...
 

IL: A Message From ISRA Executive Director Richard Pearson on Illinois Right to Carry Bill – HB148
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"There has been a great deal of conjecture out there about what we are going to do after placing HB148 on postponed consideration. First let me explain what postponed consideration means."

"It simply means the sponsor withdrew the bill before the vote could be recorded. The bill is still alive and will be until the second Wednesday in January 2013. ..." ...

"Long before the vote it was decided that if the bill did not pass we would sue the State of Illinois over the inability of Illinois citizens to defend themselves outside of their home. Illinois is the only state that does not allow either open carry or concealed carry."

"We have now begun the legal challenges ..." ...
 

NY: Micro Stamping Bill A Side Issue
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
Website: http://www.gunpoliticsny.com

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"I had the privilege of running against Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel last election and I can say she is truly determined to pass the infamous micro-stamping bill, which was introduced by her in the New York State Assembly under A1157. This bill, if passed into law, will place a burden on pistol manufacturers and gun store owners. Manufacturing costs will rise, resulting in owners selling less resulting in stores losing business. We cannot afford anymore businesses to close down." ...
 

NY: Gun-etching measure passes Assembly
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
Website: http://www.gunpoliticsny.com

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"Assembly Democrats ... have won the latest gun-control battle in Albany. But state Republicans ... look certain to win the war."

"The Assembly voted 84-55 on Tuesday ... to approve a measure that would require semiautomatic pistols sold in the state to be able to etch a unique code onto bullet casings when the bullet is fired. Police investigating crimes could use the code to help trace gun ownership."

"The bill, though, is a long shot in the GOP-controlled Senate." ...
 

NV: Nevada passes concealed carry reform
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"By an overwhelming majority vote in the State Legislature, the State of Nevada passed AB282, Concealed Carry reform which allows permit holders to carry any semiautomatic handgun of their choice after qualifying with one, protects the privacy of permit holders, eliminates the 'background check and fee' when purchasing a new firearm and keeps the cost of a permit renewal down to $25. This bill will become law on July 1, 2011 if signed by Governor Sandoval."

"Nevada is a great place to live for Firearms Enthusiasts. The state allows for 'open carry' of a firearm by non-prohibited types, concealed carry with a permit, is a treasure trove of wild game for hunters, and friendly to NFA (machinegun) Collectors." ...
 

CA: NRA Pushes for Concealed Gun Carrying in California
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"On Monday, May 23, 2011, the CRPA Foundation and a number of San Diego residents had attorneys from Michel & Associates, PC file their opening brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in their appeal seeking to overturn a U.S. district court ruling from December 10, 2010 that upheld San Diego Sheriff William Gore’s restrictive and unfair policies in issuing permits to carry concealed firearms. The case is Peruta v. County of San Diego. (See the Opening Brief here)."

"On May 27, 2011, the NRA weighed in on this appeal with an amicus brief authored by former Solicitor General and renowned constitutional litigator, Paul Clement. ..." ...
 

NY: 2 NYPD Officers Acquitted of Rape
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Two New York City police officers were acquitted Thursday of raping a drunken woman they'd been called to help, but were convicted of official misconduct."

"Officers Franklin Mata and Kenneth Moreno look stunned, but remained stolid after hearing the verdict." ...
 

TN: Highway Robbery In Tennessee (video story)
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NC: Trooper ordered to stay away from ex-girlfriend
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A state trooper has been assigned to desk duty after a Catawba County judge issued a domestic violence protective order requiring him to stay 100 yards away from an ex-girlfriend."

"According to court records, the woman claims Senior Trooper Sean 'Bobby' Lineberger stalked her in his patrol car and that he ran checks on the license plate numbers of people she spent time with." ...
 

AZ: Pima County SWAT: Guerena wearing ‘boxer briefs’ when shot
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Are these indications of cover-up, or just poor reporting?" ...
 

NJ: Gun Club Issues on the Table
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"At least one Four Seasons at Forest Meadows resident is encouraged by the initial discussion he and his neighbors had with Iron Horse Rifle and Pistol Club representatives."

"'Well, we're talking. That's a start,' Shelly Street resident Jim Kibelstis said on Thursday."

"A relatively large contingent of Forest Meadows residents are disgusted by what they consider excessive noise from the Iron Horse firing ranges ..." ...
 

OH: Attorney General announces First Quarter 2011 CHL statistics; Ohio Concealed Carry numbers continue to climb
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) has released the concealed handgun license (CHL) statistics for the first quarter of 2011. At the end of March, we had an all-time record of approximately 228,088 Ohio residents licensed to carry concealed firearms. (See chart)" ...
 

UT: Questions arise about KSL’s booming online gun market
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"In a state with some of the least-restrictive gun laws in the nation, running a wide-open arms market appears to be a booming business niche for KSL."

KSL.com's free classified advertising site ... has been wildly successful in general, even outdoing Craigslist.com ..."

"But it’s in firearms sales that KSL.com really shines, with about 1,000 rifles, 1,000 handguns and 300 shotguns listed every day. That’s in contrast to Craigslist, which banned firearms sales several years ago."

"Of course, that lively gun marketplace is good or evil, depending on your point of view." ...
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KABA Note: No, the marketplace, like guns, fire or any other inanimate object, is neither good nor evil, it just is.
 

WA: Bias alert: KIRO radio telling only one side of Seattle gun ban Friday
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Listeners to Friday morning’s KIRO-FM news broadcasts were treated repeatedly to a one-sided report regarding this weekend’s Folklife Festival and the Seattle Center, and the attempt by the city to ban guns from the Center and city parks facilities." ...

"This column spoke with Alan Gottlieb, executive vice president of the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation, which sued the city over its gun ban attempt and won. According to Gottlieb, KIRO did not attempt to contact him for an opposing view, or an explanation about the successful lawsuit or Washington’s model firearms preemption statute. SAF was joined in that lawsuit by the [CCRKBA], the [NRA], Washington Arms Collectors and five private citizens." ...
 

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