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Activists launch media campaign against UNC’s anti-gun policies
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "Providing examples of how anti-gun policies fail to provide the 'protection' officials claim as their reason for imposing them, GRNC related that '[j]ust hours after … University officials testified against HB 937, a student was raped outside the NCSU Free Expression Tunnel. Another was robbed at knife point near Reynolds Coliseum two days later.'" ...
 

Inside The Twisted Mind of A Gun Grabber Pt. 9: Mike Kelly Edition
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"'It’s worth examining the Hofstra killing in light of the constant mantra from the National Rifle Association that the best way to deter gun-toting criminals is to arm as many ordinary citizens as possible. But in this case, it wasn’t a civilian who made a mistake. It was a trained cop. And if cops can make mistakes, what can we expect of civilians?' Mike Kelly of nj.com‘s referring to a recent police shooting wherein a beat cop entered a house with a known hostage situation and shot both the perp and the hostage. Kelly’s conclusion. If cops can’t get it done with a gun, civilians shouldn’t even try. As our regular readers no doubt know . . ." ...
 

More than 10,000 80% complete AR-15 receivers already sold
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner has been very much caught up in the excitement about 3-D printed guns, but there is no denying that at the moment, and for the foreseeable future, printing an entire gun out of plastic is quite likely the least sensible approach for acquiring useful firepower. As a proof of concept, and as a shot across the bow of 'government monopoly on force' advocates like the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), it's perfect, but if you need to anonymously acquire a 'regime change rifle' right now, don't look for it to come out of a printer." ...
 

Interview with Kris Koenig, Director of “Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire” (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"The gun rights debate in the United States has been smouldering for decades, but has become white hot since Newtown. And while the gun rights advocates are a very large and vocal group, they don’t do the whole 'polished presentation' thing very well. Michael Bloomberg, with his bottomless wallet, does a great job of putting out slick propaganda pieces, but gun rights advocates don’t seem to have the same kind of capabilities. That’s where Kris Koeing comes in, a filmmaker from California who is wrapping up production on a new documentary, ‘Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire‘. The film looks at the gun control debate in the United States and will be released in theaters on June 20th. ..." ...
 

“When I read this article I thought my head was going to explode just from trying to understand a mindset that would support this ‘logic’”
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"TTAG reader Dale clocked theatlantic.com‘s Guns for Hunting People Are Different: Legislation Should Reflect That and asked 'So now we’re hunting people?' His email drew our attention to this excerpt: 'In most states, it is illegal to hunt animals or birds with more than six rounds in a rifle or three in a shotgun. Why? Because if you can’t kill within those limits you need remedial marksmanship (of the sort NRA Executive Vice President Wayne R. La Pierre might require to bring reportedly poor marksmanship up to snuff).' Dale begs to differ. 'Um, no, the idea is to give some of the game a chance to get away so that it can replenish. And it just gets worse from there.' Allow me . . ." ...
 

The Gun-Control Lies
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Gun-control advocates are compulsive liars. They have to be because the truth doesn’t support their agenda. Ongoing claims that 90 percent of Americans ... support 'universal background checks' for gun purchases was a lie when it was first uttered and has become an even bigger lie as time passes. The pronouncement that 40 percent of guns sold each year are sold through 'private sales' with no background checks is a lie. Claims that gun control is needed to 'make our children and our communities safer' is a lie. ..."

"These are not simple distortions or cases of 'my statistics are better than your statistics'; these are intentional, calculated, bald-faced deceptions, foisted on the American public by ideologically motivated zealots ..." ...
 

Do gun forums distort reality?
Submitted by: vinny

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"I am fairly new to gun forums but been shooting and buying guns well before Glocks were invented and during the time when the 9mm was considered a caliber best suited for those who pee sitting down. One of the things I notice about gun forums is that they tend to distort reality. By its very nature, gun forums attract those who are into guns much more than most. However, some fail to recognize that gun forum members are a very small part of gun owners and sometimes forum members tend to think things are as they read in their forums. Let’s just look at one example." ...
 

Look no farther than Chicago for proof of anti-gun insanity
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting today that there will be no bond for a 33-year-old suspect who allegedly shot and killed a six-month-old toddler in March because of an alleged dispute with the baby’s father over a stolen video game system."

"Chicago is once again racking up homicide numbers that will exceed the entire state of Washington by the time the year is out." ...
 

The Nonsensical Abuse of Gun Owners
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Dustin Reininger is serving a five-year sentence with a three-year minimum before he’s eligible for parole. His crime? Pulling off the highway to get some rest during a long drive."

"Reininger was moving from Maine to Texas, but only made it as far as New Jersey. He got tired and parked behind a building in Readington Township, a quiet, rural area of the state near the Pennsylvania line. Had he held out for another 20 minutes, there wouldn’t be a story about Dustin Reininger because he wouldn’t have had a problem in Pennsylvania, but he was tired so he stopped in New Jersey." ...

"This is what gun control laws do. They turn innocent people into criminals, destroying lives, while protecting no one." ...
 

Profiling wrong, unless you’re profiling gun owners
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Seattle Times readers are in something of a huff about a story running Saturday about a federal judge’s ruling that Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Maricopa County deputies have been profiling Latinos 'at the expense of fighting crime.'"

"The gist of comments in reaction to this ruling is that profiling is wrong."

"Too bad that doesn’t apply to gun owners. An interesting observation is floating around cyberspace these days about the liberal hypocrisy of profiling. It reads, 'We are told not to judge all Muslims by the actions of a few crazies, but we are told to judge all gun owners by the actions of a few crazies.'" ...
 

Two new studies confirm gun control's worst nightmare: More guns, less crime.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Two new studies released at the beginning of May 2013 have shown that the primary factor in the reduction of the number of gun homicides and violent gun crimes is not gun control, but rather the proliferation of legal gun ownership."

"In a study released by Pew Research, violent gun crimes are significantly lower now than they were at their peak during the mid 1990s. Gun homicides declined 49% from 1993 to 2010, despite the fact that population in the United States grew during the same period." ...
 

Building the "Do It All" Carbine
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Since moving to Texas I have immersed myself in not only trying to learn the intricacies of Texas pronunciation ... but also Texas history. One of the things I have found in looking at Texas lawmen history and the gun culture here is the use of the do it all carbine. In particular, the 30/30-lever action has played a prominent role. ... the 30/30 was sort of the day-to-day go to rifle for lawmen, ranchers, hunters, and everyday citizens for protection…a 'knock around' rifle. The 30/30 has the ability to do good work on every type of game animal in the state, and also has a long history of working well on two legged vermin as well. It is a solid tool for the self sufficient Texan." ...
 

Gear Review: FIREClean Gun Oil
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A shooting buddy of mine ran across a new product for cleaning firearms and we both decided to order a bottle to see how it works. According to some reviews, using FIREClean gun oil makes cleaning firearms so effortless, the only thing easier would be having someone else do the work. (From one testimonial: Now that I have started using FireClean my gun cleaning time has been cut in half. The stuff works great! I apply a small amount on the dirty parts and then wipe them clean. Burnt on carbon and grease do not stand a chance against FIREClean.) Sounds good, but to see for myself, I decided I’d put together a controlled test, hoping my methodology would either prove or disprove their claims . . ." ...
 

Deadly Homemade Gun: Who Needs a 3D printer? (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"'In this video I show a gun that I built out of simple parts bought from the hardware store, no background check required,' awesomeairguns.com writes underneath his latest bid for YouTube glory. ..."
 

Pardon Me, Your Zip is Showing
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"For me, the whole process of building homemade shooters started with Wham-O. Yes, Wham-O. The seller and marketer of the Slip ‘N Slide, Hula Hoop, Hacky Sack and the much-loved Frisbee started out not with the Hula Hoop, but with a powerful slingshot. It was robust, well-made and accurate. It hit hard enough to take small game. Hence, the name Wham-O. I could not buy one, so I made one. And it was easier than I thought . . ." ...
 

Daily Digest: All the Gun That’s Fit to Print (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Today we start out with the logical progression from printed guns: printed bullets. Actually they’re just blobs of plastic made, like the guns, on a 3-D printer and shaped like slugs to fit inside shotgun shells. But they should be enough to set the MSM and politicians on their ear again. But wait, there’s more! Click through for a video about a 3-D printing system that uses metals like titanium & aluminum that EOS (Electro Optical Systems), demonstrated at IEEE’s MDM 2013 conference. They’re not printing gun parts, but it’s only a matter of time before someone does . . ." ...
 

A Law That Keeps Gun Makers Smiling
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A line of tobacco executives stood in Congress one day in 1994 with their right hands raised, just before they swore, one by one, that they did not believe nicotine was addictive."

"They looked miserable: within a few years, their companies would be paying out hundreds of billions in damages for the illnesses caused by smoking."

"For happier faces, you could look at a picture taken in the Oval Office when President George W. Bush signed a bill in 2005. Surrounded by beaming gun manufacturers, Mr. Bush put the final touch — his signature — on a piece of legislation that would make it very difficult for anyone hurt by gun violence to sue the makers for injuries." ...
 

Attacks on gun rights coming from dubiously self-proclaimed 'gun owners'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"One increasingly popular avenue of attack on the Constitutionally guaranteed, fundamental human right of the individual to keep and bear arms involves supposed 'gun owners' who nevertheless share in the frenzied enthusiasm for banning so-called 'assault weapons,' 11-round and larger magazines, etc. The thinking, apparently, is that if even gun owners approve of these new infringements on that which shall not be infringed, and only we 'extremists' are opposed, there is no excuse not to go full throttle for every ban and restriction offered up." ...
 

Billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg is Trying to BUY Gun Control Legislation
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"If there was ever a case of the 0.0001% trying to control the rights of the entire country, this is it."

"For those that don’t know, Michael Bloomberg, the extremely anti gun mayor of New York, is also one of the richest men in America with a net worth of approximately $27 billion (according to CelebrityNetWorth.com)."

"Bloomberg is dead set on using his fortune to make sure the rest of the country is disarmed while he enjoys the constant protection of an elite team of armed security."

"Currently, Bloomberg’s super PAC is spending tens of millions of dollars to target pro gun senators on both sides of the aisle." ...
 

Anti-Government Extremism Has Roots in Prewar South
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "But the double-talk about the Second Amendment didn’t begin in recent years. It was there from the beginning when the First Congress acted with no apparent sense of irony in using the wording, 'a free State,' to actually mean 'a slave State.' And, of course, 'the right of the people to keep and bear Arms' didn’t apply to black people." ...
 

US Gun Debate Overlooks Daily Violence
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Florena Carter's shattered life didn't make national news."

"Her son was killed on his 28th birthday in 2009. Carter's brother pulled the trigger. Her father shot himself soon afterward."

"The horrifying family tragedy became one more private story in America's plague of gun violence. That year, 9,146 other people nationwide lost their lives in shootings."

"The vast majority died in the type of daily gun violence that does not grab national headlines in the same way as the December massacre of 20 young children and six teachers at an elementary school in Connecticut, or the mass shooting last July in a Colorado movie theater that killed 12 people and wounded 70." ...
 

Gun makers' court documents spark anger in victims of gun violence
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
Website: http://www.gunpoliticsny.com

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"GUNMAKERS SLOUGHING off their responsibility for preventing weapons from getting into the hands of maniacs landed like a thud in Newtown, Conn., Tuesday."

"'What we have learned since 12/14 is eye opening,' said Monte Frank of the Newtown Action Alliance, referring to the December date of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School."

"'The gun industry profits immensely from the proliferation of illegal guns, and they have lobbied hard to keep the spigot on.'" ...
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KABA Note: According to the FBI's UCR, in 2011 there were about 266,000 murders, assaults and robberies committed with firearms. Let's assume that 4 out of 5 criminals already had access to a gun and didn't need to buy a new one. This means that the Eee-vil Gun Companies sold about about 53,200 guns to criminals in 2011. According to the NSSF and ATF's figures, in 2011 Americans bought about 6,400,000 guns. So the "immense" profits that gun companies garner from "the proliferation of illegal guns" amounts to less than 1% of their sales.
 

Bloomberg: New York City Efforts Against Gun Violence Ahead of the Nation
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
Website: http://www.gunpoliticsny.com

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"Mayor Bloomberg boasted a report by the Department of Health and Hygiene Sunday which said that the reduction in gun violence has vastly outpaced the nation."

"The study measured firearm-related deaths and injuries reported from the years 2000 to 2011. In 2000, there were 524 gun-related deaths in the city, but in 2011 there were only 366 firearm homicides." ...
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KABA Notye: So which is it, homicides or all gun-relate deaths? And what were you non-firearm related rates? It's great if gun suicides drop but pretty meaningless if the total rate increases.
 

Gun Makers Saw No Role in Curbing Improper Sales
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... "The world’s firearms manufacturers have been largely silent in the debate over gun violence. But their voices emerge from thousands of pages of depositions in a series of liability lawsuits a decade ago ... the only time many of them were forced to answer such questions."

"Much of the testimony was marked confidential, and transcripts were packed away in archives at law firms and courthouses around the country. But a review of the documents, which were obtained by The New York Times, shows the industry’s leaders arguing, often with detachment and defiance, that their companies bear little responsibility, beyond what the law requires, for monitoring the distributors and dealers who sell their guns to the public." [emphasis added] ...
 

PA: Guns will never keep tyranny at bay
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Writers implying that automatic rifles and high-capacity magazines are necessary so "well-regulated" homeowners associations can prevent a socialist takeover are disingenuous, because unless and until the U.S. Supreme Court discovers within the Second Amendment the right of the individual to a tactical nuclear weapon, this and every administration since Harry Truman will far outgun any collection of armed citizenry." ...
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Submitter's Note: Three words for you Scooter: Battle of Athens.
 

Brits overwhelmingly want repeal of handgun ban
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Well, well."

"It seems Her Royal Highness’ subjects are very keen on repealing their nation’s ban on handgun ownership, which came about as a knee-jerk reaction to a mass attack by an evil man."

"Since the ban and confiscation of handguns in 1997, Britain has seen a steadily increasing rate of violent crime. Gun crimes increased nearly 100% in the decade from 1999 to 2009." ...
 

Judge Rules Out Evidence of Trayvon Martin’s Dope Smoking, Gun Handling, Street Fights and Delinquency. For Now.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"'A judge Tuesday refused to delay the June 10 trial of George Zimmerman, charged with second-degree murder in the February 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin,' usatoday.com reports. More to the point, 'Circuit Judge Debra Nelson, at a hearing on motions ahead of the trial, also ruled that lawyers can’t mention Trayvon’s school records, past fights, marijuana use, ownership of gold teeth, or any photos or text messages found on the teen’s phone.' The toxicology report showing Martin had smoked dope on the night in question? Also out. That said . . ." ...
 

New Evidence Shows Trayvon's Life Unraveling
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... "In the way of recap, in February 2012, Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Florida, shot and killed the seventeen-year-old Martin."

"Taking their cue from the Martin family's attorneys, Reuters ran the first national article on the shooting ten days after it happened. Zimmerman was a 'loose cannon.' He profiled Martin, stalked him, and shot him, disregarding police instructions. Martin, by contrast, was a 'good kid.' He had hoped to be a pilot. He was simply bringing the soon-to-be iconic iced tea and Skittles home to his 'little brother.'"

"This story was pure fable from the beginning, and the attorneys knew it. Even before going public, they moved to seal Martin's school records, and with good reason. ..." ...
 

Maybe “Double Barrel” Joe Was Onto Something (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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Bowhunters joining Second Amendment battle
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Washington Secrets columnist Paul Bedard, writing for yesterday’s Washington Examiner, noted that bowhunters are getting into the Second Amendment fight, which does not appear to be much of a 'secret' nor should it surprise members of two popular Northwest hunting forums: Hunting-Washington and HuntFishNW." ...
 

DC: D.C. man who killed dog attacking boy defers any aid
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A D.C. man who faced criminal charges for using an unregistered gun to kill a pit bull as it mauled a neighborhood boy is now raising funds for the 11-year-old victim to help him cope in the aftermath of the vicious attack."

"The effort comes amid an outpouring of support from gun-rights activists offering to raise money for Benjamin Srigley, 39, who was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine as part of an agreement he would not be charged with a crime." ...
 

TX: Houston Man Wins Gunfight Against 4-5 Armed Suspects, 1 Suspect Killed, 1 Wounded
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A Houston resident was walking home from a nightclub early on the morning of May 18th when he was approached by 4 or 5 armed individuals. Based on the news report, it is unclear if their motivation was robbery or another reason, but the men opened fire on the resident."

"The resident, who was also armed with a concealed handgun fought back, opening fire on the group of armed suspects. It has been confirmed he hit at least 2 of the subjects, killing one of them. The second suspect turned up at an area hospital a short time later. Police say a third suspect may have also been wounded." ...
 

AL: Dogs Corners Home Invasion Suspect Then Homeowner Holds Him at Gunpoint
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"A homeowner was glad to have his trusted dog in his home this morning when a man kicked in his front door and entered the residence."

"Police say the suspect was walking down the road around 2am, then chose this particular home, and kicked in the front door. The suspect immediately met resistance from the homeowner’s dog, who cornered him."

"This allowed the homeowner to grab his shotgun, which he used to hold the suspect at gunpoint until police could arrive and make an arrest. The suspect is being held on a burglary charge." ...
 

TN: 77 Year-Old Senior Citizen Shoots Burglar (video available)
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"A 77 year old man in Memphis shot at a burglar in his home three times, hitting him twice. The burglar ran from the house and shouted back that he dropped his car keys and wanted them back so he could drive away in his car parked out front. ..." ...
 

WY: Wyoming gets gun company attention
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"'My guess is it would be over the next 12 months [that] we would hear and see more about companies relocating. I think it’s eminent[sic] but I don’t’ think it’s going to happen in the next month or two.'

- Robert Jensen, CEO of Wyoming Business Council, on firearm manufacturing and associated companies moving to new states that are more favorable to their business."
"The phenomenon Robert Jensen is observing is unprecedented." ...
 

NY: SAFE Act faces new challenges
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
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"The controversial New York SAFE Act suffered two setbacks in the last week as the New York State Sheriffs Association had filed an amicus brief as part of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association lawsuit and the Columbia County District Attorney has decided not to prosecute a man arrested under the new law." ...
 

NY: Famed gun rights activist joins Capitol protest
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"A third rally protesting the New York SAFE Act was held in East Capitol Park last Tuesday, wrapping up a postcard signing effort in support of Assembly bill A.5955 sponsored by Assemblyman Steve Katz, R-Mohegan Lake. The rally, the smallest of the three, drew about 300 supporters."

"Katz's bill, which would repeal the controversial gun laws, carries 12 co-sponsors and was sent to the Codes Committee March 11. There is no same-as bill in the Senate."

"'It's not just me,' Katz told the crowd assembled in the park. '… I'm humbled by you.'"

"Katz attended the protest along with former Arizona sheriff, author and gun rights activist Richard Mack. ..." ...
 

NY: Gunowners heading back to Albany
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"The long Memorial Day weekend may have ended on Monday, but the war on the U.S. Constitution and the document known as the Bill of Rights — that tens of thousands of men and women died protecting — has just begun. But unlike other battles that were instigated by other nations, this hostility comes from within, led by progressives who believe the discolored, 222-year-old, handwritten script displayed in the National Archives in Washington D.C. isn’t worth the paper its written on."

"It’s the same constitution each of them swear to protect when taking their oath of office, but fail to uphold when one or more of those amendments conflict with their agenda. ..." ...
 

Major blowback on gun control
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Several stories that are developing in the mainstream and alternative media indicate that gun control proponents in Congress and in state legislatures are facing major blowback for their stance on passing new restrictions on the gun rights of American citizens." ...
 

Ayotte showed courage in fight to address mass violence
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I am proud of Sen. Kelly Ayotte for her courage in voting for legislation that would address the criminal misuse of firearms by prohibited persons. She could have taken the easy way out and voted for ineffective bills that sounded good to the media and anti-gun crowd, but which would not have addressed the root causes and which would not have prevented another Sandy Hook tragedy." ...
 

Deceiving senators can’t dodge vote
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A strange thing happened after 45 senators killed a bill to expand background checks for gun buyers five weeks ago: Many of those same senators suddenly discovered a profound affection for background checks. They had been for them all along, it turns out, and wanted nothing more than to keep guns out of the hands of felons." ...
 

Dem Majority in Greater Peril Than the NRA
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"There’s no doubt liberals will read the cover story of the latest issue of The New Republic with delight. The piece, titled 'This is How the NRA Ends' by Alec MacGillis, claims the failure of Congress to pass any gun control measures this year despite the way advocates were able to successfully exploit the Newtown massacre was misleading. The article is filled with breathless accounts of how families of gun violence victims and other activists have joined forces to create what the magazine terms a viable grass roots rival to the National Rifle Association." ...
 

Ill. Senate Dems set up faceoff with House on guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Senate Democrats rejected gun legislation Tuesday that would have erased all local firearms ordinances, setting up a standoff with their party colleagues in the House over how to end Illinois' status as the last state to ban the public possession of concealed weapons." ...
 

LA: Change in concealed permit ID bill denied by House
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The final version of a bill to make it a criminal act for journalists, bloggers or anyone else to publish or release the names or addresses of applicants for concealed handgun permits will be worked out in a legislative compromise committee."

"The House on Tuesday refused to agree to Senate changes to the proposal, sending it to a six-member conference committee instead." ...
 

LA: Louisiana Pro-Gun Agenda: Lifetime CCW permits, penalties for publishing CCW info and CCW for off-duty cops on campuses
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Lawmakers in the Bayou State are making strides to protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens, approving a bill last week that would allow the state to issue lifetime concealed carry permits and passing a bill on Tuesday that would allow off-duty police officers to carry their firearms on school campuses."

"A third bill, one that would penalize journalists, bloggers or media outlets for publishing the names of concealed carry permits may also gain approval, pending a last-minute review by a conference committee." ...
 

SC: South Carolina can't get around pro-gun stance
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"If you, like the U.S. Senate, can’t find a gun bill to like, try South Carolina. The General Assembly has fired up about as many proposals as there are rounds in the magazine of a semi-automatic assault rifle."

"In an already strong pro-gun state, it can’t be easy to come up with ideas for making it more pro-gun."

"But legislators have risen to the challenge: They have introduced multiple bills, most of a distinctly different flavor from the national gun-control measures the Senate shot down." ...
 

TN: Debate over gun control rages on (video available)
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"A proposed gun control bill may have recently failed in the Senate but the debate over gun laws continues on."

"WDEF talked to gun enthusiast who took part in the Chattanooga Camp Jordan Gun Show. Despite a proposed new gun law failing in the Senate, many gun owners still feel sensitive about the future of their second amendment rights to bare[sic] arms." ...
 

NY: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Names Legislators of the Year
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"The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association has named State Senator Kathleen Marchione (43rd SD) and Assemblyman Steven McLaughlin (107th AD) its Legislators of the Year. These are difficult times for Second Amendment rights in New York, but these two legislators have stood by New York shooters. ..."
 

CO: Gun control supporters facing recall bids in Colo.
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"A Democratic campaign office here usually would be quiet this time of year, a few weeks after the state's legislature wrapped up work and lawmakers headed off to summer vacations."

"But even though it's not an election year, the office is in full campaign mode, with volunteers working the phones and reviewing maps in anticipation of a new front of modern campaigning — the recall phase."

"A handful of Democratic state lawmakers in Colorado face recall petition efforts in what looks to be the first wave of fallout over legislative votes to limit gun rights. ..." ...
 

IL: LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Coming down to the wire… UPDATED
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"With four days to go in this year’s spring session in the Illinois General Assembly, lawmakers are under intense pressure to pass a carry bill ahead of the June 9th date when Illinois’ prohibition on carrying guns outside the home becomes unconstitutional."

"Speaker Madigan’s carry bill, introduced by Brandon Phelps in the form of SB-2193, passed the Illinois House by a historic 85 votes last week and it’s headed to the Senate for a vote, where it needs 36 votes to pass with the super-majority required to over-rule home-rule authority." ...

"Guns Save Life is supporting SB-2193. We don’t like it, not by a long shot, but we are supporting it vigorously and we’ll tell you why…" ...
 

TN: Gov. Bill Haslam: Tennessee firearm laws fine for now
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"Tennessee should stick to the 'status quo' on its gun laws and make no additional changes for now, Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday."

"Haslam also told incoming high school seniors at the Volunteer Girls State conference in Nashville that when it comes to the federal government, 'I do think the idea of more extensive background checks makes sense to me.'" ...
 

CO: More than 800 attend fundraiser to fight new gun restrictions
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"Hundreds of people raised thousands of dollars in Colorado Springs on Tuesday night at a fundraiser in support of a lawsuit against new gun restrictions in Colorado."

"The fundraiser, held at the Freedom Financial Expo Center on North Nevada Avenue, drew more than 800 people and likely generated close to $15,000 in donations." ...
 

CO: El Paso County Commissioners back lawsuit against Colorado gun-control bills
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"El Paso County Commissioners have hitched a ride on a lawsuit by 55 Colorado sheriffs who are fighting gun control bills passed this year by the Colorado General Assembly."

"In a resolution passed unanimously Tuesday, the commissioners targeted House Bills 1224 and 1229."

"HB 1224 imposes a ban on magazines made after June 1, 2013, that hold or were designed to be adapted to hold more than 15 rounds."

"HB 1229 requires private buyers and sellers of guns to complete deals through a Federal Firearms Licensed Agent. ..." ...
 

The Protected Predator Class
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"In Utah, as elsewhere in the Soyuz, 'battering' a police officer is considered an especially grievous crime. Until earlier this year, this offense was treated as a Class A misdemeanor. Under SB 131, a measure enacted earlier this year by the state legislature, it is now a class C felony."

"Any incidental contact between a Mundane and the sanctified personage of a police officer – including the act of breathing on an officer – can be prosecuted as 'battery.' This would apply to cases in which a woman is desperately trying to prevent an officer from violating her sexually: A victim who puts up resistance in such circumstances can expect to be violently subdued, arrested, and charged with 'assaulting an officer.'" ...
 

FL: Veteran Sues Florida City After His Guns Were Confiscated When He Sought Depression Treatment
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"We’ve known that combat veterans are being systematically stripped of their rights for some time now. There have been numerous reports of veterans losing their gun rights due to seeking counseling or help with depression, PTSD, or for simply not having their financial affairs in perfect order."

"Now we have a solid case to show exactly how bad this practice can be and how much it can affect someone’s life. Florida Carry, a grassroots pro gun organization in FL, has filed a lawsuit against Daytona Beach, on behalf of an unnamed combat veteran, simply identified as AB." ...
 

MN: Minneapolis settles police misconduct case for $3 million
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"The Minneapolis City Council approved a $3 million payout Friday to the family of David Cornelius Smith, a 28-year-old who died in 2010 after an incident with police officers at the downtown YMCA."

"Following Smith's death, his family filed a lawsuit in federal court, alleging the officers used excessive force and suffocated Smith while trying to bring him under control. The city will pay Smith's family $1.1 million from the settlement; their attorneys, Gaskins Bennett Birrell & Schupp, will receive $1.9 in legal fees. The case marks the second-largest police payout in the city's history." ...
 

CA: FBI probes alleged LAPD pistol resales
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"The FBI is investigating whether members of the Los Angeles Police Department’s SWAT and special-investigations units violated the law by purchasing large numbers of custom-made handguns and reselling them for profit, according to interviews."

"Federal authorities opened the inquiry into the alleged gun sales in recent weeks after police officials alerted them to possible gun violations, multiple sources told the Los Angeles Times." ...
 

NJ: Edison cop charged with attempted murder in firebomb attack on supervisor's home
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"An Edison police officer with a history of disciplinary problems was charged today with five counts of attempted murder in the firebombing of a police supervisor’s house earlier this week, authorities announced tonight." ...
 

Starting to come around on question of arming ourselves
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... "So maybe [Piers Morgan is] coming around to an American way of thinking. It’s amazing how many members of the press who were willing to dispense with the Second Amendment, hugged their Constitutions when the First Amendment started being infringed." ...
 

U.N. Small Arms Treaty bad for US
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"The Marxists and other left-wingers in our government are relentlessly undermining the Constitution in their efforts to kill American’s gun rights."

"Initially they followed an incremental attack — they slowly removed one right after another, chipping away, always moving forward to their ultimate goal to register, ban and confiscate all firearms."

"Now they’re moving faster, attempting to circumvent the Constitution by signing the U.N.’s Small Arms Treaty, which would require international licensing, international gun database, and an international ban on all private sales. ..." ...
 

20 Athletes Who REALLY Love Guns
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"With all the high profile shootings in recent years, guns have again taken center stage in the national political arena. Gun control was a big issue in the 90s, but seemed to take a hiatus of sorts for over a decade."

"Probably because it's almost impossible to address in any real way, hence rendering it a losing political issue. The House of Representatives is working on a two-year election cycle, so your local member of Congress probably isn't a 'big picture' type." ...
 

California gun shop owner: 9mm ammo ‘has a shelf life of about 5 minutes’
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"A San Francisco gun shop dealer said keeping 9 millimeter ammunition on store shelves is pretty much a lesson in futility."

"A box of 9mm ammunition 'has a shelf life of about five minutes,' said Steve Alcairo, the general manager of High Bridge Arms, as quoted by Breitbart." ...

"'It used to take us a month to sell 5,000 rounds,' he said, in Breitbart. 'Now we go through that in a week — when we can get them.'" ...
 

PA: Computer glitches stall Westmoreland gun permit requests
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"Applications for concealed weapon permits so far this year in Westmoreland County are on pace to beat a record set in 2012, according to Sheriff Jon Held." ...

"At the same time, the state's system routinely faced technical glitches, causing a backlog of applications."

"Statewide, from January through April, the system received about 400,000 calls, compared with 1 million in all of 2012, said Capt. Scott Price, director of the state police operational records division in Harrisburg."

"At that pace, Price said, the state is on its way to a record year." ...
 

IL: CHICAGO ISN’T SAFE: Why, in part? #NOTALKING
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"#NOTALKING"

"It’s the hash-tag for the twitter group celebrating the 'no snitch' rule."

"Remember the 6 month old little girl shot and killed in Chicago back in March? She was a cute little baby."

"Police made an arrest last week of this fine, upstanding ghetto denizen:"

"Koman Willis, the suspect in the killing of the baby, has been arrested 46 times since 1996. His 47th arrest? For murder of a six month old Jonylah Watkins. What a monster." ...

"Why, you ask, did it take months to make an arrest?"

"Second City Cop is on it:" ...
 

OR: The Second Amendment does not afford unlimited gun rights
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"Since a large majority of Oregon voters, according to the polls, favored the proposed law requiring a background check of gun purchasers, the voters must have been surprised when it was defeated in the Senate."

"The explanation, of course, was the NRA campaign of intimidation." ...
 

KS: Cowley College to keep ban on concealed weapons
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"Cowley College in Winfield will continue banning concealed weapons inside its buildings and residence halls as officials study how to implement a new Kansas law."

"The law taking effect July 1 prohibits most public entities from banning concealed firearms in their buildings unless the buildings have adequate security. But it also lets public universities and junior colleges such as Cowley exempt themselves for four years." ...
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
The right of the people to keep and bear...arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country... — James Madison, I Annals of Congress 434, June 8, 1789.

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