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AL: Tuscaloosa man, 30, dies in shooting
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Witnesses said Campos and a suspect got into a verbal altercation that turned physical when Campos attempted to fight the suspect by kicking the home’s front door three times.

The suspect, who has not been named, shot the victim once when Campos kicked the door in the last time, Baker said.

With the possibility of self-defense, the case will be presented to a grand jury for review, he said.
 

TX: Handgun proposal among bills hoping to beat Legislature's deadline
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Unable to get votes to bring his bill up because of Democratic opposition, he tried last week to add it as an amendment to another education-related bill, carried by Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo.

After senators approved the amendment to allow concealed carry on campus to Zaffirini's bill, she withdrew her bill and said she would rather let it die than pass it with the gun measure.

Wentworth is expected to continue looking for another bill on which to attach his proposal.
 

AZ: Q&A: Brewer defends her decisions
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Q: You're a strong Second Amendment-rights supporter, yet you vetoed two gun-related bills this session, saying they were poorly written. One would have allowed guns on university or community-college campuses. Another would have required state and local governments to either allow guns in public facilities or secure those buildings with metal detectors and armed guards. Would you sign off on either of those if they came back to you tweaked and improved, in terms of the writing?

A: Well, you know, that's a hypothetical. I am willing to work with the Legislature on anything that they deem is important in moving the state forward in any direction. But to say that I am going to work on those particular bills, that's a stretch.
 

IL: Gun rights are guaranteed
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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I continue to be amazed with our governor.

He’s quoted in Wednesday’s paper saying, “Loaded concealed handguns in the possession of private citizens will lead to more danger and more bad things happening.”

How long is it going to take for him and Cook County to realize that guns in the hands of private citizens who are guaranteed that right by the Second Amendment are not the problem? Guns in the hands of criminals, felons and the like are the problem.
 

Attorney General Holder blasted for "creating public safety hazard"
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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At a House Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa confronted Attorney General Eric Holder on the DOJ’s Operation Fast and Furious, a highly controversial operation where federal authorities facilitated the purchase of assault weapons for drug cartels and chose not to interdict them before being transported to Mexico.

While Attorney General Holder was unwilling to provide answer about who at the Department of Justice authorized, knew about, and even whether he still defended Operation Fast and Furious, three new documents provide information that Attorney General Holder did not address in response to questions posed by Rep. Issa.
 

AZ: Fear of campus guns hardly irrational
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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I was appalled to read Sen. Ron Gould's comments, in which he said that Gov. Brewer "sided with education bureaucrats and their irrational fear of guns."

I am not an "education bureaucrat," but I admit to having a fear of guns, since they are deadly weapons that can kill or seriously injure me. After all the horrific shooting incidents on campuses, military bases, and other public places in which many people were killed or injured by guns, is fearing them really "irrational?"

Ed.: Yes, it is. By definition, fear is an emotional response. Being rational means using reason, not emotion! It isn't possible to have a rational fear. You can use logic to decide which irrational fears should be ignored or mitigated, but it is still an irrational fear.
 

Boarding? Denied. Lock and Loading? Sure.
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Here is a chilling and potentially lethal fact of life: A person on the F.B.I.’s terrorist watch list is barred from boarding an airplane yet is quite free to buy high-power firearms and ammunition at any American gun shop.

This bizarre “terror gap” is starkly underlined by the latest federal data showing that 272 individuals on the terrorist watch list attempted to buy firearms last year, and all but 25 were cleared to make purchases. Those rejected had records for criminal felonies, spousal violence and other threats stipulated in federal gun controls that still don’t use the terrorist watch list as a red-flag caution.

Ed.: Maybe the NYT would like to let the AG shut their paper down without due process. Yeah, didn't think so.
 

Note to ATF: When you give guns to Mexican Cartels, they use them
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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When you give guns to the Mexican cartels, they use them to kill people. That is the finding of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, which involved allowing thousands of guns collected through suspicious purchases to walk across the Mexican border. The guns were later used against U.S. Border Patrol agents. You can read more about the scandal from CBS News here.
Ever since Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was killed in December, the "gunwalker" scandal has been slowly growing. Two guns recovered on the scene of the murder had been deliberately allowed by BATF to walk across the border.
 

FL: New Law Stops Pediatricians from Asking About Guns
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The bill has been passed by the Florida legislature, and is expected to be signed into law by Governor Rick Scott this week. Pediatrician Louis St. Petery (what is he, French?!) claims that doctors ask about guns — as well as bike helmets, seat belts, and pools — as part of what they call "anticipatory guidance." (Where's the NRA of pools on this one?) But why would doctors want to "guide" their patients, except to invade their privacy and make moral judgments? Next thing you know, doctors will be asking about your sleep habits, and what you're eating — but in Florida, they'll never ask about your guns.
 

DC: Washington D.C. residents unable to purchase handguns after sole dealer seeks new office
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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It's been three years since the US Supreme Court struck down the nation's toughest gun control law in Washington, D.C. But a de facto ban has taken effect ever since the city's only firearms dealer stopped registering guns, FOXNews.com reported Saturday.

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"Unfortunately, despite the Supreme Court ruling, the D.C. council has done everything in its power to restrict lawful gun owners from exercising their Second Amendment rights," Sen. Chuck Grassley said in an email to FOXNews.com. "How they go about doing that is up to them, but it's wrong that the residents of the district can't legally buy a gun and then bring it home."
 

MI: Teens Toting Airsoft Guns Prompt Heavy Police Response
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Multiple police units responded to a bus stop on Plainfield Avenue near Lamberton Lakes with a report of several men with guns. But when they arrived on scene, they found two teens with airsoft pistols.

Those teens told police a third friend of theirs had made his way into the nearby Wendy's. Police tell FOX 17 they found the young man, who had apparently tried to hide several of his airsoft guns in the bathrooms.

No word on exactly what charges the young people may face, but police say one of the teens had the guns hidden on him, meaning he could face a felony concealed carry charge.

Ed.: Concealing a toy. Must be the crime of the century up there.
 

WI: Gun bills trigger applause, dismay
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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In Wisconsin, one of only two states (with Illinois) that currently ban any concealed weapons, it may indeed strike many as a radical idea.

But backers say no-strings-attached concealed carry is already the law in four states and has been proposed in about a dozen more that have had permit systems in place.

"Wisconsin gun owners know better than anyone they haven't enjoyed the rights people in other states have had for decades," said Nik Clark, chairman of Wisconsin Carry Inc. "Constitutional carry is our chance to get where other states are going, not where they used to be."
 

Gun Law Expert: 200 US Reps Now Support National CCW Reciprocity
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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"There now are 200 Members of Congress cosponsoring a bipartisan national CCW reciprocity bill offered by Reps. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) and Heath Shuler (D-NC)," gun rights expert John M. Snyder said here today.

"It's time for Congress to move forward on H.R. 822, the proposed National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011," he added. "It would provide a national standard with which nonresidents of a state may carry concealed firearms in the state."
 

CA: We must support everyone's freedom
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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It needs to become clear to everyone that those who want their particular freedom to remain have to actively support the freedoms important to others. For example, the media in America is very anti-Second Amendment, yet it is a strong supporter of the right of free speech. In fact the press and the supporters of the Second Amendment should be close allies in the protection of their freedoms; thus we have a better chance at keeping both. Second Amendment supporters should recognize this and work hard to become allies with the media, so both freedoms get preserved.
 

NJ: Off-duty N.J. State Police officer used his undercover ID when he hit SUV
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Two years ago on a darkened stretch of South Jersey highway, Clayton Tanksley was almost killed when his SUV was rammed from behind and sent tumbling to the side of the road — by a man who doesn’t exist. ...
According to the State Police crash report, a man named William Gillespie was behind the wheel of the other car that night. ...
Through a series of interviews and a trail of documents, The Star-Ledger has learned that Gillespie is the undercover name for State Police Detective Sgt. William Billingham and that his true identity was withheld from Tanksley — in violation of State Police policy — leaving Tanksley and his lawyer to go on a prolonged wild goose chase for a phantom.
 

'Day by Day' spoofs Gunwalker
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"Titled 'Good, Bad, and Ugly,' the episode spoofs Sergio Leone's famous "spaghetti western" of a similar name, this time placing Attorney General Eric Holder with an executive order against the Second Amendment and a Mexican drug cartel gangster with a 'walked" gun in the respective roles of 'Ugly' and 'Bad'."
 

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