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Gun control should be taken personally
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "These are two cases that illustrate how 'gun control' can affect all of us, even those trying to abide by the law, and theyíre the springboards for my latest GUNS Magazine 'Rights Watch' column, now posted on the magazineís website." ...
 

Op-Ed: Gun Owners Have a Right to Privacy
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"If you own a gun in Illinois, take precautions. The state attorney general, Lisa Madigan, wants to release the names of gun owners in response to an Associated Press request. Publication of that list would tell the criminal class where the guns are, which could be useful to two different sorts of lawbreakers: gun thieves who want to know where the guns are and burglars who want to know where they are not."

"New York City released its list recently at The New York Times' request. It included 'dozens of boldface names and public figures: prominent business leaders, elected officials, celebrities, journalists, judges and lawyers,' the Times reported. It then named names." ...
 

US And The Right To Bear Arms Movement Growing
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The number of shootings in the schools and streets of America has done little to dampen the enthusiasm of thousands to assert their Second Amendment rights. The movement to bear arms publicly at all times is significant and growing."

"Some even see their semi-automatics as a last line of defense against the government." ...
 

Be Number One On Motherís Day. With a Bullet.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Has Mothers Day snuck up on you again? Thatís right, if you havenít been shopping yet, youíre in deep kimchi. But never fear, your friends here at TTAG are here to help. Your first thought is probably flowers, right? Way too cliche. Chocolates? Theyíll only make her fat. A Hallmark card? Please. You need to give her something unique. Something unusual. Something family and friends will ask her about . . . You need to give her a silver or gold flattened bullet . . ." ...
 

Right to Arms: Activists Square off in Gun Debate
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In the wake of the shootings in Tucson, Ariz., President Obama is breaking his silence on guns and gun control - something tha has both sides of the debate gearing up for a fight." ...
 

The Fourth of July: Why Bother?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Fourth of July is weeks away now Ė but what are we celebrating, really? Independence from Great Britain? Ok, that Iíll buy. But the Fourth is also taken as a symbol of 'our freedoms.' Well, letís look at that for a moment Ė and consider the freedoms we donít have anymore:" ...
 

Clearing Up Misconceptions
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Thanks to all those whoíve been voices of reason in the cop-bashing fest that appeared in the commentary section of the last couple of blog entries here. Thanks also to those who had concerns, and took up the challenge to apply critical thinking to them. Too bad everyone couldnít manage that."

"Let me answer some of the questions that have been repeatedly asked here:" ...
 

Questions of the Day: How Serious Are You About Home Defense?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"... Before I retired from the Army, I spent 1968-1971 on the ground in sunny Vietnam. While in country, I had an M14a1, which I miss dearly, and an early M16. I refused to carry that weapon after the first dance with Charles. ... And then I found the 'girl of my dreams': an M3a1 Grease Gun. It never jammed, ate all the dirt, sand, and mud it was fed, wasnít picky about her make-up. A shower, dip in a rice paddy every now and then, and she was happy. In the same way, establishing a good armed home defense plan isnít a goal in itself. Itís a process. Finding the right weapon or weapons is only one important part of the puzzle. Answer these five questions in the comments section below, and then weíll move on . . ." ...
 

Why Does the Second Amendment Still Exist? 4-Year-Old Fatally Shot by Sibling at Home
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "To think that kids arenít crafty enough to know of a gunís presence in their own home and figure out the location of the key to get to a locked gun is just ignorant and dangerous. This is proven time and again."

"Case in point: A 4-year-old boy in Telferner, Texas, is dead after his 5-year-old sibling shot him while playing with a bolt-action rifle in their home on Wednesday. T..." ...
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Submitter's Note: It is indeed tragic that about 18 children 5 and under are accidentally killed with guns each year. It is horrifying that thirty times that many accidentally drown each year, but the much rarer accidental shootings get all the ink, leaving parents ignorant.
 

ĎAnd can we get a bulletproof booth?'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Back when All in the Family was in its heyday, airplane hijackings were all the rage. ..."

"So Archie Bunker goes down to the local TV station for a guest editorial to oppose gun control, wherein he offers his solution to plane hijackings: Arm all the passengers."

"This was hilarious in 1972. It's even funnier now that it's a matter of public policy." ...
 

Always Whining About Something
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I hate to say it but Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign, is a whiny loser. The press release below is because NRA News sent a cameraman to the Brady Campaign's press conference where they announced their state 'score cards'. That cameraman doubled the attendance at the press conference. What really must get Mr. Helmke is the realization that the media, though openly sympathetic to gun control, considers the Brady Campaign irrelevant." ...
 

FL: Is NRA insane?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Let me see if I have this right. One lady complained about her one doctor asking questions about gun ownership and then telling her to start seeing another doctor. Because of this little spit spat, the National Rifle Association tells state Sen. Greg Evers to submit a bill in Tallahassee that will make it illegal for all doctors to talk to their patients about guns."

"Is the NRA insane? Yes, and you canít fix stupid." ...
 

{editorial cartoon}
Submitted by: repeal1968guncontrolact

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Submitter's note: this has to be the most bigoted cartoon I have ever seen in my life. The insults towards gun owners come from multiple angles. I strongly suggest that you contact the left wing writer AND the editor. Some say this does no good, but if you are civil and intelligent, it really does have a small positive effect to stand against this kind of evil.
 

WLS Radio: Grassley saw memo to Holder from top aide approving Gunwalker
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"UPDATE: WLS has pulled the quote from the story on their website about Grassley claiming he saw the memo. Mike Vanderboegh advises the recording does not contain such a statement. I am leaving this post as originally written rather than pulling it down. Until this is cleared up, treat the original WLS claim as unfounded. I sent the link to this article to WLS reporter John Dempsey, saying 'A clarification/for-the-record quote on why it said that would certainly be appreciated.'" ...
 

Wall Street Journal: Issa Steps Up Fight over ATF Documents
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Wall Street Journal reported recently that House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa is threatening to hold the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in contempt of Congress for its refusal to produce documents. The agency says releasing them will compromise ongoing criminal cases." ...
 

Time for Daylight: U.S. Weapons Reaching Cartel Hands a Huge Scandal
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The U.S. government is the top supplier of the most effective weapons in the narco-terrorist arsenal, a story that much of the U.S. media is trying hard to ignore."

"Fox News has reported that the U.S. government is the ultimate source for the majority of cartel machine guns, as well as hand grenades and plastic explosives. These munitions have been used to kill law enforcement officers, government officials, and civilians. According to sources, the weapons get from our government to the cartels via three routes:" ...
 

IL: State Rep Caveletto Disappointed with Failure to Conceal Carry Bill
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Illinois House of Representatives have failed to pass legislation legalizing concealed carry rights."

"State Representative John Caveletto, who co-sponsored the legislation, is very disappointed the law abiding gun owners in Illinois were denied their Second Amendment right. However, he remains hopeful that the people will enjoy that right sooner rather than later. ..." ...
 

IL: Rep. Reis Disappointed But Steadfast in Support of Concealed Carry
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"State Representative David Reis (R-Ste. Marie) released the following statement in response to the Houseís failure to pass conceal carry legislation on Thursday."

"'Since taking my oath to represent the 108th District, Iíve been an outspoken advocate for our Second Amendment rights and will continue to fight for common-sense firearm legislation, as concealed carry, in the General Assembly.'" ...
 

IL: ISRA Exec. Director On Concealed Carry Vote
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Richard Pearson is the Executive Director of the Illinois State Rifle Association. He has spent many years in Springfield fighting for gun rights in the state of Illinois. He released this statement late last night on the failure of HB-148 - the Illinois concealed carry bill - to get the super-majority needed." ...
 

IL: Concealed carry bill, medical marijuana fall short
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Two controversial pieces of legislation fell short of passage in the Illinois House Thursday, but sponsors of the concealed-carry bill and the medical marijuana measure are not giving up."

"Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, pulled his concealed-carry bill from consideration just before the final count would have been taken. Although the vote stood at 65-52, the measure needs 71 votes because it would supersede gun bans in cities with home rule." ...
 

Headline: "Gun control a top goal of Obama second term"
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Politico.com is reporting that John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the U.N., is suggesting that Barack Obama is laying the foundation to push an ambitious gun control agenda if he wins a second term."

"According to the article, Bolton is accusing the administration of using its own failures in the war against Mexican drug cartels as a pretext for more gun control." ...
 

WV: Maloney gave thousands to Dems (video avaiable)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Republican businessman Bill Maloney is making a late run at former Secretary of State Betty Ireland in the West Virginia gubernatorial primary by playing up his conservative credentials."

"'As governor, Bill Maloney will protect our values. Bill Maloney will stand up to Obama and protect our Second Amendment rights,' relays the narrator in Maloney's most recent television commercial before transitioning to the candidate. 'I'm a conservative, pro-life Republican.'" ...
 

Government to Increase Taxes on Ammo. Maybe.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As every good Boy Scout knows, itís good to be prepared. Know thy enemy. As such, itís always good to remember the viewpoint(s) from which the government (all of them, federal, state and local) operates. Its world view. How it looks at things. One of its main precepts is, no matter how big the deficit or how close we get to the fiscal precipice, the problem isnít too much spending, itís not enough revenue. Thatís right, America, youíre just not paying enough taxes. Whatís the latest brainstorm from the Administration for raising more tax dollars? Itís called the vehicle miles traveled tax (VMT) and itís a scheme for taxing drivers based on the miles they drive. Yes, this has something to do with guns . . . ." ...
 

Second Amendment Slap In The Face
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The 112th Congress is in the process of another shove, another push in its effort to convert the rights of American citizens into a licensed privilege. Senate bill 176, entitled the 'Common Sense Concealed Firearms Permit Act of 2011,' not only flies in the face of individual rights but stomps all over states powers as well." ...
 

CA: California to Mandate Day-Glo Airguns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"An LAPD officer shoots a 13-year-old holding a pellet gun, and this is the Golden State legislatureís response:" ...
 

IL: Gun-grabber misfire
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
Website: http://www.gunpoliticsny.com

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"After the Supreme Court smacked down Chicagoís gun ban last year, the gun grabbers scrambled to evade their responsibilities under the Constitution. Outgoing Mayor Richard M. Daley revised the Windy Cityís gun laws to place so many obstacles on the path to gun ownership that few law-abiding citizens would succeed. Now we learn that Mr. Daley wants taxpayers to foot the bill for a team of armed bodyguards to protect him once he leaves office on May 17." ...
 

TN: Don't Always Judge A Book By Its Cover
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Unsurprisingly, Cohen is listed as one of the co-sponsors for Rep. Carolyn McCarthy's HR 308 which seeks to ban standard capacity magazines and eliminates the grandfathering that the Clinton-era AWB had."

"So you can imagine my surprise when I was checking the co-sponsors of HR 822 - the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill - and saw his name listed as becoming a co-sponsor this week." ...
 

NH: Sandown gun ban is short-lived
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Packing a pistol may be fine if you're visiting New Hampshire's Statehouse, but is it OK at Town Hall?"

"Sandown selectmen didn't think so ó at least not for a two-week period recently when they banned firearms from town buildings."

"This week, they rescinded the unanimous decision after an attorney challenged the move." ...
 

WV: WVCDL Files Responses to Motions to Dismiss Charleston, South Charleston, Dunbar, and Martinsburg lawsuits
Submitted by: West Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc.
Website: http://www.wvcdl.org/

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... "Recently, WVCDL filed its responses to the 4 pending motions to dismiss, which you can view online here along with all other major case documents." ...
 

Mozilla resists US gov't request to nuke "MafiaaFire" add-on
Submitted by: repeal1968guncontrolact

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"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has asked Mozilla to remove a simple Firefox extension that redirects visitors from one domain name to another. Why? Because the MafiaaFire Redirector (no, the name isn't subtle) makes it easy for Web surfers to bypass the government's domain name seizures. Mozilla, the foundation that oversees Firefox development, has resisted the request." ...
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Submitter's note: The brownshirts are trying to intimidate a lawful entity into censoring something for the good of the state/fuhrer when Mozilla is under no legal requirement to do so. Is your skin crawling? It should be. Reminds me of the fairly recent house to house checks for recent buyers of AR15s and the "asking" for submission to testing.
 

Confirmed: Border Patrol Agents Fired Beanbags Against ATF-Enabled ARs
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The indictment against the man accused of killing U.S. Border Patrol Agent Terry was finally unsealed in Arizona District Court today. Manuel Osorio-Arellanes is charged with second-degree murder, three counts of assault of a federal officer, four counts of using a firearm to commit a violent crime, three counts of re-entry of a deported alien and two counts of illegally possessing a firearm. TTAG is searching for the document. Meanwhile, MSM outlets like azcentral.com have revealed details. To quote Warren Zevon, it ainít that pretty at all . . ." ...
 

MN: Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: The Lino Lakes Police Department
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Maybe youíve seen the sign at your local range. American Firerarms School has it: 'Safety is everybodyís responsibility.' And thatís how I can condemn the entire Lino Lakes Police Department (MN) for the shooting of Officer Chad Schirmers. Because 'accidents' like this, where an officer gets shot in the stomach during a training exercise, donít just happen to happen because one guy stumbles and trips with his finger on the trigger of his service weapon aimed at his brother officerís center mass. Or racks the slide with his finger on the trigger of his service weapon aimed at his brother officerís center mass. Or oops shoots himself. ALL negligent discharges are a systemic safety breakdown . . ." ...
 

DC: D.C. Residents Unable to Purchase Handguns After Sole Dealer Seeks New Office
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"It's been three years since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the nation's toughest gun control law, the one in Washington, D.C. But a de facto ban has taken effect ever since the city's only firearms dealer stopped registering guns."

"Because there are no gun shops in Washington, city residents who wish to legally possess a handgun must purchase them elsewhere and register them with Charles Syke, who charges $125 fee."

"But Sykes won't register any more guns until he finds another office space for his business. In an interview with FoxNews.com, Sykes wouldn't say why he's moving or how long it will take him." ...
 

UK: UK Considers Banning Fake Guns On Stage
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Just kidding. But it could happen. And would if a British theater critic had his way. 'Like many a victim of hand-held weaponry before me, I put my hands up: I am scared of gunfire in the theatre,' someone-or-other blogs at guardian.co.uk. 'Being shot, to my mind, could scarcely be more painful . . . If youíre cursed with my phobia, it can compromise your evening . . ." ...
 

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