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U.S. Government Is After Your Pocket Knives, Second Amendment Group Warns
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Second Amendment supporters are warning Americans about what they call an 'unwarranted knife grab by Customs agents.'"

"On May 21, the Customs and Border Protection Agency proposed revoking earlier rulings that said 'assisted-opening knives' – including pocket knives – are not switchblades."

"The proposed new rule would expand the definition of 'switchblade' to include knives that are opened with one hand ... even the type of folding knives that Boy Scouts typically carry." ...

"The Second Amendment Foundation and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) are joining forces with a group called Knife Rights to support Americans' right to own and carry the knives of their choice." ...
 

Growing Up Without Guns
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"While growing up (in the USSR), I knew there were guns and other arms, because the army and police had them. Us, ordinary people didn't need them. The saying was 'my police protect me'. I don't think I ever saw a gun except in movies or those carried by police on the streets. Some people in remote mountain villages had small rifles and a limited amount of ammunition - mainly to shoot predator animals to protect their farm animals. At 13, police were going door to door at night, pointing guns at my family and other neighbors. Later I witnessed how government ordered army and tanks to the streets of my city under the cover of the night, killing dozens of innocent people. Not a very good experience to base your opinion about guns." ...
 

Mistaken Identity, Part 3: "Women who have abortions are race traitors and should be stoned to death," or, "'Christian' Identity is for pantywaists."
Submitted by: Mike Vanderboegh
Website: http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com

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Racists like Identity don't give a hoot in hell if abortionists kill black or Jewish babies. It bothers the heck out of them when those babies are white.

Is this "pro-life"?

No.

Let's recap:

Bob Mathews and the Order? Identity.

Aryan Nations? Identity.

The Freemen? Identity.

Ray Lampley? Identity.

Elohim City, Oklahoma, support base of the Aryan Republican Army bank robbery gang, where McVeigh called two days before the OKC bombing? Identity.

Eric Robert Rudolph? Identity.

The Holocaust Museum shooter? Two years at Identity Central, Hayden Lake, Idaho.

Scott Roeder? Almost certainly Identity.

Starting to see a pattern?
 

Who has been watching the watchdogs themselves?
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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... "In America, our First Amendment to our Bill Of Rights is that we have a free press because we need those of us who are willing to be watchdogs of government to avert our own slide into that kind of brutality. Journalists, editorial boards and others are given a public trust, but it works to serve America and endures only when they keep the electorate informed so that it may make its best informed choices in self-rule. In this trust, journalists are hired not to make a difference (the reason many students choose journalism), but to understand and to transmit the main idea of News. When journalists write anything but the main idea in news, they breach their trust and who does anything about it? Who watches the watchdogs themselves?" ...
 

The Left Politicizes Gun Murders
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"With the high-profile murders of the late-term abortionist George Tiller and the security guard shot at the Holocaust Museum, liberals are seeking to politicize the events and tar conservatives as right-wing nuts who could go postal at any moment."

"Conservatives have condemned these acts, but that hasn't stopped liberals from attempting to use them as a cudgel to bash conservatives." ...
 

NRA Club University Heading to Albany, NY
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"NRA Clubs & Associations has opened registration for their July 18th, Club University workshop at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, New York. A unique one-day forum for any shooting club or State Association, NRA Club University covers subjects such as marketing, grant application, and business planning. Sign up online at www.nrahq.org/clubs/club_university/registration.asp."

"'Running a range or a gun club is like running any other business,' said NRA National Clubs & Associations Manager, Elizabeth Bush. 'You have to gather information, make improvements, and communicate with the public. Instead of spending a few weeks trying to find the answers on your own, spend a few hours with us and get all the answers you need.'" ...
 

A Progressive View of Gun Ownership
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"I am often amazed at how often Progressives, even while fighting tooth and nail to protect our rights, dismiss the idea of a right of gun ownership. Why is that right not as important as the others enumerated in the Bill of Rights?"

"For the sake of discussion, I will, at this point, not delve into interpretations of the Second Amendment – such a thing deserves its own diary. I think that it can be safely assumed, for the sake of argument, that a right of private gun ownership exists. That is current law, in any case, as ruled by the Supreme Court." ...

"I maintain that curtailing the right of private gun ownership is no different than curtailing our other rights." ...
 

AmmoLand Shooting Sports News Now On Google News
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"AmmoLand.com, the leader in coverage and reporting of Shooting Sports News, has been accepted and an official news source provider in Google News at News.Google.com"

"Now all shooting sports news coverage appearing on AmmoLand will also now pick picked up and carried by Google News and displayed to the millions and millions of world wide reader on this popular web news site." ...
 

Is My Prophesy Coming True?
Submitted by: Larry

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"There was a shooting today outside of the Holocaust museum in Washington, DC. The headline reads 'Suspect has ties to hate, anti-government groups.' ..."

"Just as an article on the murder of Dr. George Tiller conflated anti-abortion extremists with anti-government groups, this article conflates anti-Semitic extremists with anti-government groups. When I wrote the post on the Tiller murder, I predicted that "
"future reports will detail which groups [murder suspect] Mr. Reoder joined ... The reporters do not have to make explicit connections. They need only mention 'suspected abortion doctor killer' with 'anti-government' or 'anti-tax.' The incessant repetition, as Hitler pointed out, will eventually become true in the minds of the masses." ...
 

Outdoor Journal: Some gift ideas for Father's Day
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"There's one very important person in your life that should not be forgotten on June 21 — your dad. It's his day, and he deserves to not only be remembered with a very special card, but also with a very special gift … or two."

"Here are a few Father's Day gift ideas that will make his day if he's an outdoorsman, angler, hunter, shooter, and it will make yours that much more special."

"Let's begin with a few ideas for the hunter dad. Whether he's been on target or not, there are several new sighting technologies that can improve his accuracy and his success afield. One that impressed me is the new illuminated reticle system by Hawke Sport Optics, headquartered in England." ...
 

Second Amendment Man Neutralizes the Olive Garden Threat
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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... "I have assumed a strategic post at the Olive Garden ... you may also be aware that Italy means gangster in Italian. It is here they plot their wickedness and mayhem."

"I conduct surveillance on the elderly man seated three tables over. To you, he is simply a doting grandfather ... I know better. ... He's discussing a takeover of the Cumberland docks."

"... The man stands and reaches for his back pocket, pulling out an object dark, bold, menacing. Go time! I pounce from my table with the agility of a leopard, loosening five rounds of cold steel into his concaved chest. ... I move closer to deliver the coup de grace."

"What? What's that in his hand? A wallet? What's a gangster doing with a wallet?" ...
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Submitter's Note: It's called projection.
 

TX: Police: Man who shot carjacker had permit
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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An alleged carjacker was shot and killed in north Houston Saturday morning, police said.

At about 6:15 a.m., witnesses pulled Darryl Milton Franklin Jr., 37, out of a car that he was reportedly breaking into in the 1100 block of Langwick Drive.

As they waited for police to arrive, witnesses saw him attempt to break into other vehicles and even try to commit a carjacking, authorities said.

Franklin attacked a man who approached him. The man, who was carrying a permitted concealed weapon, shot Franklin, said Houston Police spokesman Victor Senties.

The shooting is being investigated by the District Attorney’s Office and will likely be referred to a grand jury, Senties said.
 

VA: Attempted robbery leads to gun fight
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"An attempted robbery led to a gunfight at a Norfolk motel Thursday. Three suspects, one armed with a handgun, stormed into a room at the Econo Lodge. Much to the surprise of the suspected criminals, one of the victims was also carrying a gun."

"Police say two of the suspects were shot by the victim. One of the suspects died at the scene, the other was transported to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition." ...

"The victim, who was also shot by one of the suspects and transported to the hospital is expected to recover."

"Michael Collier works with the victims. He said, '[The victim] was returning fire in the middle of a robbery. That's all he was doing, and he's alive because of it. ...'" ...
 

How Homeland Security Says We Should Respond to Active Shooters
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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... "How are we supposed to be so prepared? What are we supposed to do when all other options to escape have failed us, and it's time to do or die?"

"As a last resort, attempt to take the active shooter down. When the shooter is at close range and you cannot flee, your chance of survival is much greater if you try to incapacitate him/her."

"And how, exactly, are we supposed to do that? ..." ...

"... Ah! Here we are! Finally!"

"3. Take action against the active shooter"

"As a last resort, and only when your life is in imminent danger, attempt to disrupt and/or incapacitate the active shooter by:"

"Acting as aggressively as possible against him/her
Throwing items and improvising weapons
Yelling
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McDaniel to Holder: No gun ban needed
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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Attorney General Dustin McDaniel joined 21 other state attorneys general Thursday in writing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to oppose any proposed effort to reinstate the federal assault-weapons ban, which was passed in 1994 but expired in 2004.

President Barack Obama said in April that the ban "made sense" but that he wouldn't push to reinstate it because it would be difficult to pass in Congress.

McDaniel said in a news release that he shared Obama's desire to reduce crime.

"However, based on the facts available, there is no reason to believe this law will result in any meaningful reduction in such crime and, therefore, does not justify further infringement on Americans' Second Amendment rights [to possess guns]."
 

Double-Barrel DC Duplicity
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Anti-Second Amendment politicians have a high-caliber hypocrisy second to none."

"Washington, DC Mayor Adrian Fenty and his anti-gun supporters at The Washington Post are heralding the shooting skills of the Special Police Officers at the Holocaust Museum: 'Fast Action By Guards Saved Lives, Officials Say':" ...

"Dick Heller is a DC special police officer with the same firearms training as those at the Holocaust Museum. Heller is authorized to carry a handgun while on duty at the Federal Judicial Center. He applied for a registration certificate for a handgun that he wished to keep at home, but the District refused. No exception allowed, even for an officer that DC officials arm and entrust to protect the public. .." ...
 

OH: Home rule loss bolsters defense of gun law preemption
Submitted by: Daniel White
Website: http://www.OhioCCW.org

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"Earlier this week, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that a 2006 law prohibiting cities from imposing residency requirements on employees is constitutional. This follows on the back of the Ohioans For Concealed Carry v. The City of Clyde case in which the OSC also determined was constitutional and that statewide preemption of gun laws is valid."

"The editors of the Cleveland Plain Dealer feel these rulings are 'audacious and arrogant assault[s] on local autonomy and taxpayers and, oh yeah, the Ohio Constitution.'"

"The issue at hand is that some municipalities have taken the Home Rule concept beyond what it was designed for and have tried to set up fiefdoms to usurp the power of the state legislator while denying rights to their citizens." ...
 

FBI investigating alleged militia training camp
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Special federal agents are investigating a local gun range suspected of serving as a militia training camp, according to court documents."

"Owner Jim Faire says he can't afford to run a background check on every visitor because his outdoor gun range is a nonprofit business. As a result, he said, county officials and the FBI have begun cracking down on the range after a convicted felon was caught with guns and drugs there." ...

"But Faire claims the word 'militia' is just a part of an inside joke. He says his group is a local chapter of Project Appleseed, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching marksmanship and preserving gun rights." ...
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H/t to David Codrea.
 

Some Cops Get It Right
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"When the police do stupid things I will criticize them. For example, I think it is a dumb policy to disarm a CCW holder during a traffic stop as a matter of policy. I have discussed this previously so I won’t get into my objections again. Having been employed as a police officer I believe that I am at least somewhat qualified to comment on this issue."

"On the other hand, when the police do something correctly I feel compelled to mention that as well." ...
 

When Will They Learn?
Submitted by: Larry

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"In Milwaukee, the police chief Ed Flynn says, 'My message to my troops is if you see anybody carrying a gun on the streets of Milwaukee, we'll put them on the ground, take the gun away and then decide whether you have a right to carry it.'"

"Since when does a police chief decide who has what rights? ..." ...

"The silence surrounding this comment was deafening. ... The local newspapers hardly gave the comment a second look. ..."

"What would have happened on the editorial pages in Wisconsin if Flynn had come out and said, 'If we see any negative press we will handcuff the reporters and editors, shut down that newspaper and decide if they have the right to publish that stuff.'" ...
 

The Normalization of Violence, Torture, and Annihilation
Submitted by: Larry

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... "Recall the police officer's complaint against the 72-year-old woman: she was "physically non-compliant." She had to be made to obey. So he tasered her -- which means, he used torture to force her to do exactly as he demanded (if you doubt it's torture, I again direct you here), torture which easily could have seriously injured or even killed her. Thus, my title: 'Obey or Die.'"

"Let's note the broader aspects of the culture in which this common deployment of violence, torture and death occurs, all of which is utilized to ensure compliance and obedience. Bullying and violence are among the chief "virtues" embraced by the United States generally. These are among the major lessons taught to our children -- and they learn those lessons tragically well." ...
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H/t to www.strike-the-root.com
 

WA: Everett DUI Suspect Gunned Down By Police Identified
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"A man suspected of driving under the influence was shot and killed by an Everett police officer during an altercation Wednesday night outside a restaurant." ...

"Police responded at the Chuck Wagon Inn ... after receiving a call about a drunken man who was about to leave the restaurant in his car ..."

"When police arrived, Meservey was in his Corvette, attempting to leave the back parking lot. Police said he ignored commands to get out of the vehicle and then officers used a Taser on the him. Meservey then drove into a fence, which buckled and hit a nearby woman, knocking her to the ground."

"It was at that point that the Everett police officer opened fire, killing Meservey." ...
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KABA Note: VIDEO: Witness Says Deadly Everett Police Shooting Wasn't Necessary
 

NC: Raleigh police officer, accused of assault, resigns
Submitted by: jac

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A Raleigh police officer accused of assaulting a man at his ex-wife's apartment earlier this year has resigned.

Senior Officer Andrew R. Caruana submitted his resignation, effective immediately, Thursday morning, following a Feb. 24 arrest on charges of assault, assault by pointing a gun and communicating threats.

Raleigh police said Caruana, 32, was off duty when, his ex-wife claimed, he showed up at her apartment, on Heather Meadow Lane in Raleigh, beat up her male friend and destroyed her bedroom during a fight.

Caruana, 32, joined the Raleigh Police Department June 4, 2000, and was most recently assigned to the department's Gang Suppression Unit.

He is expected to go to trial on the charges next week.
 

Obama's Customs agency declares war on pocket knives
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"The late Col. Jeff Cooper often discussed various gun control proposals ... as 'a solution to a problem that doesn't exist.'"

"That could accurately describe a move by the U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agency to reverse one of its own long-standing regulations, and suddenly attempt to classify all 'assisted opening' folding knives as switchblades. There are literally millions of these pocket knives in circulation today, many made domestically and others imported, with the hub of this commerce being the State of Oregon, where more than a half-dozen knife companies are located, including Gerber, Columbia River Knife & Tool and Kershaw, all three being among the top knife manufacturers in the country." ...
 

When gun bans are not enough--the war on . . . pocket knives?
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"The Customs and Border Protection Agency has proposed a rule change that would classify most modern folding knives as 'switchblades,' and thus illegal ..." ...

"This being merely an administrative change in rules, rather than a new law, it does not even have to go through the normal legislative process."

"Even worse, ... CBP's definition will be used for much more than determining which knives can be imported."

"The impact of this CBP ruling would go far beyond just imported knives because this 'agency determination' will be used by domestic courts and law enforcement to determine what is a 'switchblade' under both federal and state laws. ..." ...

"I realize that this is not the 'St. Louis Knife Rights Examiner,' but consider what a rule change banning 80% of the folding knives currently on the market implies about what the federal government will do with regard to guns."
 

NJ: Sandyston resident combines passions for food and firearms
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"When Maria Di Paola and Anthony Alampi tied the knot in 2006, they redefined the phrase 'shotgun wedding.'"

"Love struck at the firing range for the National Rifle Association instructors -- and their nuptials reflected their passion for shooting sports."

"... Maria has continued Stir and Shoot, the cooking/firearms training school the pair established in their Sandyston home, in memory of Anthony, who died in January."

"Anthony's bachelor party was a day of target practice and lessons. At her bridal shower, Maria received a gift certificate to an outdoors/hunting shop ... During the reception, the couple made a grand entrance walking under muskets hoisted by NRA trainers. ..." ...
 

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