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NY: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Names Assemblyman Marc Butler 2011 Legislator of the Year
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
Website: http://www.gunpoliticsny.com

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At its recent annual meeting in Wallkill the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association proudly announced that Assemblyman Marc Butler (R-117) is the recipient of its 2011 Legislator of the Year award. Butler is being honored for his long-standing support of gun owners and his willingness to speak out in support of 2nd Amendment civil rights on the floor of the State legislature. In bestowing the award NYSRPA President Tom King stated "Marc Butler has always been there for us and we would like to publicly thank him for his service by honoring him with this award."
 

UT: 10 officers disciplined following POST council meeting
Submitted by: repeal1968guncontrolact

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"SANDY — Paula Lazano didn't go before the Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training Council Monday to make excuses for what she's done.

"I take full responsibility for my actions. You have all the facts in your file of what occurred. I just wanted to come and stand before you so you can see me as a person." -Paula Lazano, former WVC officer

Lazano was one of 10 officers to be disciplined by the board in the hearing. She was working for West Valley City and nearing retirement when she rolled her vehicle on Legacy Highway with a blood alcohol level of 0.12."

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Submitter's note: These are the "only ones" qualified to carry a firearm according to the antis.

 

F.B.I. Agents Get Leeway to Push Privacy Bounds
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is giving significant new powers to its roughly 14,000 agents, allowing them more leeway to search databases, go through household trash or use surveillance teams to scrutinize the lives of people who have attracted their attention.
The F.B.I. soon plans to issue a new edition of its manual, called the Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide, according to an official who has worked on the draft document and several others who have been briefed on its contents. The new rules add to several measures taken over the past decade to give agents more latitude as they search for signs of criminal or terrorist activity.
 

CA: Ex-cop Johannes Mehserle who shot, killed Oscar Grant at Oakland train station gets early release
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A white ex-transit cop who shot and killed an unarmed black man at an Oakland train station on New Year's Day in 2009 got an early release from prison Monday.
Johannes Mehserle served just 11 months of his two-year jail term, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.
"He was released at 12:01 a.m.," a spokesman told CNN.
The 29-year-old scored an early release thanks to earning "good time" credit, with one point for every day spent in jail.
The slaying of 22-year-old Oscar Grant sparked outrage in Oakland, a northern California city.
His sentencing unleashed more violent protests when he was found guilty on a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter in 2010.
 

The New Powers the FBI Just Granted Itself
Submitted by: repeal1968guncontrolact

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"The FBI has rewritten its own operations manual, giving its agents more autonomy than ever to conduct low-level searches without a paper trail. As The New York Times reported today, there's no court decision or change in privacy laws governing the bureau's search techniques. Rather, the 2011 update to the 2008 Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide changes the bureau's own guidelines. But some of the new powers trouble privacy activists even though they're perfectly legal."

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Submitter's note: Everything Hitler did was also "perfectly legal." He made sure of it. 9.11 was the excuse to turn the FBI into a defacto national police force in open violation of the constitution. How do you hold FBI agents accountable?
 

NY: N.Y. State College Students Need Gun Rights, Too
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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The Second Amendment is unique to the Bill of Rights because it entitles the American public to something tangible; a firearm is a physical manifestation of self-defense.

This fact was affirmed in the 2008 landmark case, District of Columbia v. Heller, in which the Supreme Court ruled, for the first time in American juris prudence, that the Second Amendment does, in fact, guarantee individuals the right to possess firearms as a means of self-defense.

If this is the case, why am I threatened with expulsion and punishment under New York State law if I carry a handgun to defend myself – should the need arise – on my college campus?
 

FL: Man Uses Machete To Fight Off Intruder, Suspect Caught
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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A homeowner used a machete to defend himself against a burglary suspect, police told WFTV on Monday. The random, terrifying burglary could have cost a Brevard County homeowner his life, according to police.

WFTV witnessed the family comforting the victim after he fought off a accused burglar and two others.

A lot of homeowners on Digby Road said they have machetes to clear out brush, but on Monday it became a tool for self defense.
 

TN: Heroic Homeowners Run Over Burglar With Their Car!
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Michael Harris and Sally Michello were greeted by gunfire from one of the trio of intruders when they arrived at their home in Rutherford County, just south of Nashville, according to Sheriff`s Department spokeswoman Lisa Marchesoni.

The burglars fled after one of them was struck by the car. No one was injured by the gunfire, but bullets did strike the door frame of the couple`s vehicle, said Criminal Investigations Division Commander Preble Acton.
 

Gun-Loving Athletes
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Guns are no joke, and many times athletes abuse the privilege to carry firearms and use them for self-defense. Besides the adverse affect it has on society, athletes have lost millions of dollars from suspensions, not to mention the embarrassment that comes from not being able to play their respective sport.

Ed.: It isn't a privilege, it is a fundamental individual civil right.
 

NV: Police: Woman Stabbed Man In Self-Defense
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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A woman stabbed a man in self defense in downtown Las Vegas Monday following an argument, Metro police said.

According to police, the incident began when a man carrying a knife attacked the woman's friend at Wyoming Avenue and Main Street.

She somehow took the knife from the man and stabbed him, causing minor injuries, police said.
 

Smith and Wesson SD40
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Want to know what is the best value in a defensive handgun? Take a look at the Smith & Wesson SD40 pistol. It is a very reliable handgun that fits well in the hand and offers many of the features professionals look for. The real bonus is the street price on this gun is less than $400.

The SD40 is part of a two gun line, with the SD9 being its counterpart. The SD stands for “self defense” while the number indicates the caliber. The pistols are polymer framed and striker fired.
 

NE: Man Originally Charged With Murder Walks Free
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Robert Hashberger was arrested for first degree murder in April.

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One of the men allegedly hit on the other's ex-girlfriend. The fight spilled out to the parking lot where Rodarte was shot in the chest.

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Monday, all charges against Hashberger were dropped and he was released from jail.

Investigators say Hashberger used a concealed weapon in the shooting that he was carrying legally.
 

SWAT Team Mania: The War Against the American Citizen
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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For instance, after reading about a drug raid in Missouri, an army officer currently serving in Afghanistan commented:

My first thought on reading this story is this: Most American police SWAT teams probably have fewer restrictions on conducting forced entry raids than do US forces in Afghanistan. For our troops over here to conduct any kind of forced entry, day or night, they have to meet one of two conditions: have a bad guy (or guys) inside actively shooting at them; or obtain permission from a 2-star general, who must be convinced by available intelligence (evidence) that the person or persons they’re after is present at the location, and that it’s too dangerous to try less coercive methods.
 

CCRKBA Brings 'Guns Save Lives' Campaign to Las Vegas
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms' "Guns Save Lives" rolling billboard will be in Las Vegas this week, and will provide the backdrop for a rally this Wednesday morning, June 15, at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of Discount Firearms and Ammo, 3084 S. Highland Drive, Suite B Las Vegas, NV.

CCRKBA Chairman Alan M. Gottlieb will be speaking at the event. He said the "Guns Save Lives" campaign is a counter to an effort launched earlier this year by anti-gun New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Bloomberg and MAIG hired a mobile billboard to promote gun control, and CCRKBA fought back. Gottlieb said Bloomberg's campaign "tells less than half of a story, so we're setting the record straight."
 

E-mail from Larry Pratt of Gun Owners for America
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Regarding my post last week on the NRA and libertarians, I took issue with some comments that had been made by Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, in regards to a North Dakota case where an immigrant, Wayne Smith, had been engaged in a legal fight for his right to keep and bear arms.

Mr. Pratt e-mailed these comments to me on Friday to clarify the comments he gave to Fox News when they reported on Mr. Smith’s legal challenge:
 

WI: Constitution protects concealed carry
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Let me explain it for you. In order for a free state to be secure from enemies both within and beyond the borders, there needs to be a well-regulated militia, which would not at all be possible if the right of the people to keep and bear arms did not exist. The militia originates from the people bearing arms.

The words "well regulated" refer to the militia, not the people. And most importantly, that right of the people -- you and me -- shall not be infringed. What part of "shall not be infringed" do you not understand?
 

CO: District 6 changes gun policy
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Guns are no longer allowed in any building owned or operated by Greeley-Evans School District 6.

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Member Brett Reese voted against the passage saying it was a violation of second amendment rights. Mark Hinze and Julia Richard were not present.

“Taking my gun away because I might shoot someone is like taking my tongue out because I might yell fire in a crowded theater,” Reese said. “It’s a simple fact, isn’t that a simple fact when you think about it? It’s like taking a pencil away because you might misspell a word.”
 

Judiciary chairman: Al Qaeda threat no reason to change gun laws
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said tightening gun laws to address the threat would be to surrender to terrorists at the expense of Americans' rights.

“We’ve seen time and again that terrorists will use anything, including our own rights and freedoms, to plot attacks against innocent Americans,” Smith said in an email. “But simply because terrorists abuse our liberties doesn’t mean that we should limit the rights of law-abiding Americans. On the contrary, to limit our rights is to give in to terrorists and the fear they try to spread.”
 

OH: State, City Leaders Want To Fill Gun Show 'Loophole'
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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State and city leaders are backing proposed legislation that they say closes a loophole in Ohio law that lets people purchase weapons at gun shows without undergoing background and criminal checks.

The bill was introduced on Monday by State Rep. Tracy Maxwell Heard, a Columbus Democrat, and comes ahead of a gun show this weekend at Westland Mall, 10TV's Kevin Landers reported.
Coleman was critical of the event, saying it has become a magnet for illegal gun sales.
 

OH: Final vote expected on ‘guns in bars’ bill
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Legislation allowing concealed carry permit holders to take their guns into bars and restaurants serving alcohol appears headed for a final vote in the legislature, perhaps on Wednesday, Mike Dittoe, spokesman for House Speaker William Batchelder, R-Medina, said Monday.

Gov. John Kasich appears likely to sign the bill into law.

“The governor is a gun owner and a strong Second Amendment supporter and while we always review legislation before making a final decision, he supports this concept,” Rob Nichols, Kasich’s spokesman, said in an email.
 

The War on Guns – Notes from the Resistance
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Hosted by long-time magazine/Internet columnist and gun rights activist David Codrea , “The War on Guns” will give Scottsdale/Greater Phoenix metro -area listeners regular updates and analyses on the stories of the day, using a mix of breaking headlines, commentary and interviews.

Emerging legislative threats will be explored, as well as setbacks and victories in the continuing struggle to guard against Second Amendment infringements.
 

FL: Lawmakers defy common sense to pander to the NRA
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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State and federal lawmakers from Florida have made clear in recent weeks just how eager they are to please the politically powerful gun lobby. It's as cringe-producing as a tweet from Anthony Weiner.

During this year's legislative session, state lawmakers passed a bill, which Gov. Rick Scott signed into law, that restricts how doctors and other health-care providers talk to their patients about guns. Physicians, especially pediatricians, have traditionally asked about firearms and other potential dangers to children in their patients' homes.
 

The Weekend Show on pediatricians and parents keeping guns at home
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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So, what do my readers think? I'll go as far as give my own take. The Weekend Show guy did mention the constitution. I could be true that, if one reads into it, the right to bear arms also mentions the right not to disclose this information to others. And I do believe this was done for political reasons. If doctors simply wanted to ensure kid safety, they would design a brochure and hand out to parents, explaining that this is a very hot topic nowadays and they should be aware of statistics and information if they do choose to keep a gun in the house. That way, I wouldn't feel ambushed if I had a child and was asked such a question.
 

Ja Rule to Prison; Bloomberg Remains at-Large
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Now, I don’t know Ja Rule and I’m not in any position to pass judgment. But one thing I do know is that Mr. Rule has never tried to take away any of my constitutionally protected individual liberties.

The same cannot be said of New York City’s lunatic mayor. It was Mike Bloomberg, after all, who lobbied the state legislature to pass the law making it a Class 3 felony, the same as robbery or burglary, to carry a loaded, unregistered handgun in the Empire State.

Bloomberg’s favorite cause, in fact, is taking away gun rights from law-abiding Americans. He calls the group he founded “Mayors Against Illegal Guns,” but the name is a sham.
 

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