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Gun treaty is dangerous
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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... "Obama is charismatic. He reads a good speech. He knows what to say to divert attention from his real activities. He says he supports the Second Amendment, but recently announced he was going to ask the Senate to ratify the Inter-American Convention against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives and Other Related Materials. In essence, this would ban and control firearms in excess of what any gun control fanatic would want - registration of all guns, ammunition, components and attachments - all in a database available to foreign countries. Home reloading would be prohibited, unless you had a manufacturing license." ...
 

Federal ‘fusion centers’ aimed at Second Amendment, free speech
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"According to a report by the [DHS] and its federal-state 'fusion centers:'"

"• If you have expressed concern for the trillions of dollars being poured into the unending series of government bailouts; and over the refusal of our government to secure our borders and stop the continuing deluge of illegal aliens and terrorists entering our country;"

"• If you support the Second Amendment and oppose the prohibition, restriction and confiscation of privately owned firearms;"

"• If you criticized the United Nations; and"

"• If you sport any politically incorrect bumper stickers,"

"you have the characteristics of a 'right wing extremist' and 'militia member' whose mindset poses a 'threat to law enforcement.'" ...
 

Why Didn't OH AG Sign Letter Opposing Semi-Automatic Firearms Ban?
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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"I note NRA's Political Victory Fund gave you an 'A' rating in your 2008 campaign that put you where you are now."

"But funny thing, now that you're in power. From NRA I learn:

"'23 State Attorneys General To Attorney General Holder: "No Semi-Auto Ban'"...

"Your signature is not among theirs."
 

Hatred and the far right, Part II: The double-standard continues purely for spite
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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wrong and they know it. They’re also very sensitive. They are also very spiteful."

"Deep down inside, people know when they're wrong, unless they are psychopathic, or disconnected from society's safeguards. A working defense mechanism can do the same thing, and make someone hate this country and become a statist. Often, in our society, we see people who root for the State, with hair trigger readiness to ambush Americans. This ambushing is on a crescendo right about now, and it lies to America."

"This is important, because brutality is rapidly becoming a part of the liberal playbook. For a political view which swears off torture, it sure utilizes it in brutality in its own hatred of differing political views. ..." ...
 

Parks brace for possible end of gun ban
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Mammoth Cave National Park has long banned guns from its underground treasures, saying that keeps the public and employees safe."

"'Once you get inside a cave tour, there are not a lot of exits, — you can be two miles from an exit, and half a mile from a phone,' said supervisory park ranger Brad McDougal."

"But legislation passed by Congress ... is intended to open national park, as well as federal wildlife refuges, to people carrying loaded guns, making 'it clear that the Second Amendment rights of an individual, should not be infringed.'"

"It remains unclear, however, how far the new law will extend gun rights in national parks and federal wildlife refuges." ...
 

Thunderous news passes almost without notice.
Submitted by: Mike Vanderboegh
Website: http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com

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A Tennessee Threeper made the journey all the way down to Bessemer Alabama to give me the word. Here it is, just two paragraphs buried in a larger story about guns in Tennessee parks:

The measure was one of two firearms bills to become law Friday. Bredesen also allowed the Tennessee Firearms Freedom Act to pass into law without his signature.

The act asserts that the federal government cannot regulate guns that are made in Tennessee and never cross out of the state. The law is based on a "fringe constitutional theory" that will not stand up in courts, Bredesen said.


Yes, dear friends, Tennessee has joined Montana in throwing the gauntlet down at the Feds' feet.

 

Mistaken Identity, Part 4: Which master does Scott Roeder REALLY serve? -- Lone Wolves and the Embassy of Heaven.
Submitted by: Mike Vanderboegh
Website: http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com

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At the heart of the federal investigation is the issue of whether Roeder acted alone. Indeed, Roeder claimed from his jail cell last week that similar violence was planned around the nation . . . Whether Roeder actually had knowledge of such plans is for investigators to determine, but the picture of his ties and influences has become more clear in recent days.

Documents . . . indicate he was affiliated with the Embassy of Heaven Church in Stayton, Ore., during much of the 1990s. . . Revere told The Kansas City Star on Thursday that the Embassy of Heaven was “a country.”

“We represent the kingdom of heaven, God’s government on earth,” he said. The group issues its own driver’s licenses, identity cards and passports for members.
 

One Man's Constitution is Another Man's Toilet Paper
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"... Throughout history ... millions of Americans have risked life and limb to ensure the continued survival of America. It is because of their continued sacrifice that our constitutional republic is the envy of the entire world ..." ...

"But in spite of that history, liberals are now on the attack ..." ...

"The sacred right of all Americans to bear arms in defense of themselves, their family or their country is also, once again under attack. But sensing strong opposition from the NRA and Second Amendment supporters, the Obama Administration is using back-door, stealth methods such as 'common-sense' regulation, restrictions on the number of guns purchased and even taking surplus military brass out of circulation ..." ...
 

Gang bangers don't care if guns are banned in parks
Submitted by: Daniel White
Website: http://www.OhioCCW.org

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"A Columbus city park was the scene of what is being reported as a shootout last night ... from what is available it would seem that it was either drug or gang related."

"Anti-gun officials who would like to be able to ban handguns in their parks will undoubtedly point to this incident as an example of why they should be allowed to do so. ..."

"Banning guns in parks, whether a local city park or a National Park, will not to anything to stop a gang banger, a drug dealer, a rapist, or a mugger from continuing to carry the tools of their trade. All such bans accomplish is to make sure that any innocents they encounter will be unable to fight back with equal force." ...
 

Letter writer incorrect
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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FULL TEXT BELOW:

Regarding Dick Pittenger's My Voice column in the June 2 Argus Leader, his stated opinion that the Second Amendment only pertains to militias - not individuals - is incorrect. No less than the U.S. Supreme Court disagrees with him.

In part: Supreme Court of the U.S. District of Columbia et al. v. Heller Certiorari to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; No. 07-290. Argued March 18, 2008. Decided June 26, 2008.

Held: The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes such as self-defense within the home. www.supremecourtus.gov/opinions/07pdf/07-290.pdf[.pdf]
 

Senate should not be intimidated to approve Sotomayor's selection
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"The Senate should not be intimidated into approving the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to ... the U.S. Supreme Court just because she is a woman or because of her Latino heritage, neither of which has anything to do with her qualifications to be on the court."

"In fact, her record as a judge on the Second Circuit Appeals Court shows that she thinks that your Second Amendment right to own and carry a gun is not fundamental and does not apply to the states, in a direct conflict with the Ninth Circuit Court ruling, which held the opposite. ..."

"We deserve and demand a judicial nominee who believes in our Constitution, not someone who will bring some artificial 'balance' to the court, while ignoring her oath of office."
 

When Hezbollah Shoots Up My Daughter's Softball Game, Don't Blame Second Amendment Man
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"... when I heard the legislature was going to allow guns in parks and on playgrounds, I began preparations. I carefully selected my camo, oiled my Cheytac M400, found a wooded sniper's perch with good sightlines to the field. When Hezbollah began shooting, I would take them out with calm exactness. ..."

"When my heroics were complete, I would bask in the adoration of attendant mothers. They would secretly desire me in carnal ways ..."

"Then I heard the news: Rep. Frank Niceley ... had agreed to rescind his guns-on-playgrounds bill in exchange for no further gubernatorial vetoes." ...

"So when Hezbollah shoots up the softball field, and I am barred from protecting you, don't blame Second Amendment Man ..." ...
 

Life in 21st century inspires many questions
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Here are some relevant questions for those who live in the 21st century in the United States." ...

"If the National Rifle Association is so concerned with the availability of weapons designed specifically to kill people (AK-47, etc.), why have none of their members been at the right place to 'mow down' the 'law abiding citizens' who murdered multiple innocents in schools, shopping malls and churches?" ...
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Submitter's Note: Because virtually all of these multiple murders have taken place where guns are banned. And those that don't are usually short-circuited by armed individuals!
 

NRA whips up fear, doubt regarding nation's gun law
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Aimee Schafer, in common with most NRA supporters, is quick to cite part of the Second Amendment in her letter in the June 8 Daily Lobo. She says the amendment is clear, when in fact it is anything but. ... Does the Blair Holt measure violate the Second Amendment? On its face, such regulations that still allow ownership would appear to be constitutional ... What is clear is that the constant fear, uncertainty and doubt that the NRA manages to whip up around gun laws in this country, through its constant lobbying and media campaigns, is good for just one group: the NRA and the gun manufacturers it represents[sic]*." ...
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* In fact the National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the shooting, hunting and firearms industry.
 

Are You Deliberately Trying to Start a Civil War?
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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Just answer the question. Yes or no. Don't insult us with elisions, evasions, dithering, qualifications, or conditional answers. [More]
OK. I will.

Absolutely not. We have repeatedly expressed our desire to be left alone. Our warnings of resolve are in the hopes that you collectivists will stop squeezing.

So no, we're not trying to start one. But some of us are preparing to finish it if you do.
 

The Second Amendment has outlived its purpose
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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... "Davis himself acknowledges that any sunset provision can rightly be regarded as extinct, while claiming without any further explanation why he feels the Second Amendment shouldn't qualify as such. I say it does. At least, that seems plain enough to me. But, between the constant dithering over what constitutes a militia and the fostering of paranoia by intensely-focused groups like the NRA and Academics for the Second Amendment, I don't really hold out much hope for a breakthrough."

"It's too bad, though. With the defunct Second Amendment constantly being thrust in our faces, we can't begin real dialogs on what limitations should - or shouldn't - be considered for controlling weapons availability." ...
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Submitter's Note: At least the author has the intellectual honesty to admit that anti-gun laws aren't about controlling violence, but rather are about "controlling weapons availability".
 

PA: 8 Pa. cities try gun control despite suit threat
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Eight municipalities in Pennsylvania have approved their own gun control ordinances in an effort to curb firearms violence despite the threat of lawsuits from gun rights advocates who say such measures are illegal."

"Last week, Lancaster's council unanimously approved an ordinance requiring owners to report lost or stolen guns. The city joins Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Reading, Easton, Pottsville and Wilkinsburg."

"... The measure is aimed at curbing illegal guns sales by not allowing legal buyers who sell to felons to claim that their guns were lost or stolen when the firearms are used in crimes." ...
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Submitter's Note: 'Gun rights advocates' aren't the only ones who say such measures are illegal, PA courts agree.
 

WI: No evidence of hiked gun control efforts (fifth letter)
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Don't you hate it when the truth comes along and wrecks a perfectly good rumor? Like the one about how those socialist liberals are going to take away our right to own a gun. Really?"

"... What are the odds of any administration being able to repeal [the Second] amendment? Still, it's a rumor, and now sports stores can't keep guns and ammo on the shelves because of panic buying."

"Also ... 'Congress recently approved a bill to allow guns in national parks. ...' Legal open carry is becoming more common."

"Wisconsin's Senate has passed a law lowering the hunting age in Wisconsin from 12 to 10 ... Does it really sound like gun ownership is in danger?"

"... I'm more concerned with baloney control than with gun control. ..."
 

SC: DA: Feud, threats support self-defense claim
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"A claim of self-defense held up under the light of official scrutiny as manslaughter charges against a Grifton man were dropped in connection with the May 26 shooting death of another man, the Pitt County District Attorney said."

"Clark Everett filed a dismissal last Thursday of voluntary manslaughter charges against Ronald Jerome Brown, 34, when an investigation by Grifton police supported Brown's claim that he shot Marquis Graham, 25, also of Grifton, only after his efforts to escape Graham's knife attack failed, Everett said."

"Brown still faces charges of possession of a firearm by a felon." ...
 

SC: Man who killed armed robber acted in self defense, solicitor rules (follow-up)
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"The man who shot and killed an armed robber in April at a Five Points club for Alcoholics Anonymous members acted in justifiable self-defense, 5th Circuit Solicitor Barney Giese has ruled."

"'It's as clear a case as I've seen,' Giese said Wednesday. He has been the circuit's top prosecutor for 14 years."

"The decision means no charges will be filed."

"Giese identified the man he cleared as James Corley, 61, a prominent Columbia lawyer."

"Corley, a USC law school graduate, is a licensed concealed weapons permit holder and self-described recovering alcoholic who hasn't taken a drink since 1981." ...
 

Tennessee Gun Bills Poke at Democrats, Washington
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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... "Among the new laws is one that would ... exempt from federal regulation guns and ammunition made in Tennessee and kept within its borders." ...

"... the law exempting Tennessee from federal gun regulations, while having little immediate effect, may have broader implications down the road. It comes as part of a states' rights movement that aims to test the limits of federal power. The Tennessee bill is nearly identical to one signed into law in Montana and similar to ones under consideration in other states. Since Montana’s law does not take effect until Oct. 1, the one in Tennessee, which takes effect July 1, could become the first test case in the courts." ...
 

Twenty-three AGs tell Holder no dice on semi-auto ban renewal
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"On June 11, 23 state attorney generals signed and sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder advising him that they are opposed to renewal of the 1994 Clinton administration’s ban on semiautomatic firearms, erroneously dubbed “assault weapons” by proponents of the ban."

"A list of those attorneys general is included below, and surprisingly, it does not include Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna."

"This is a remarkable letter, made public by the National Rifle Association. It follows three months after 65 House Democrats sent a similar letter to Holder, admonishing him for remarks made earlier this year suggesting that the Obama administration would like to see the ban renewed. ..." ...
 

TX: Chief Morrow resigns over controversy
Submitted by: FRP

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"With City Manager David Watkins standing beside him at a press conference, Morrow said his personal conduct off duty has compromised his ability to lead the agency."

"About 70 people showed up for the announcement, a move that settles nearly seven months of uncertainty at the Bryan Police Department."

"The first black chief of Bryan has been on paid administrative leave since a day after the Nov. 23 incident. His salary was $115,000 plus benefits."

"He will receive three months severance and Watkins told The Eagle that he will give Morrow a good reference, as well as write a letter of recommendation." ...
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Submitters note: Incredible, He beats up his wife and gets 7 months paid vacation plus a letter of recommendation.
 

VA: Police justify shooting, killing 12-pound miniature dachshund in self-defense (VIDEO)
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Police in Danville, Virginia are defending the fatal shooting and killing of an 11 year-old miniature dachshund, claiming that the police officer who shot the 12-pound dog, acted reasonably and in self-defense."

"'Shooting a dog which is actively presenting a threat to an officer is within the department's policy,' states a press release issued by Danville Police Chief Phillip Broadfoot."

"The diminutive dog, who had the ironic name of 'Killer', was known as a 'sweet, mild-mannered dog,' reports the Richmond-Times Dispatch." ...
 

NY: Schiff named top cop of the year
Submitted by: NYSRPA-PVF
Website: http://www.nysrpa-pvf.org

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Sullivan County Sheriff Michael Schiff was named New York State's Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association. Schiff was recognized by the association for his support of law abiding gun owners, the shooting sports, and the promotion of firearms safety. The sheriff was presented with a plaque by association president Tom King, who thanked Schiff on behalf of all sportsmen.
 

NY: Burress Case Adjourned
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"A judge has adjourned the weapons possession case against former New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress until September."

"Burress appeared in court in New York, facing charges of criminal possession of a handgun stemming from an incident ... in November."

"The charges carry a mandatory sentence of three and a half years in prison. The case will now be heard on September 23."

"Burress, who is free on bail after pleading not guilty, is still hopeful of playing in the NFL this coming season." ...
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KABA Note: Too bad Hollis Wayne Fincher didn't play football.
 

TX: Armed Man Stirs Up Commotion at Local Wal-Mart
Submitted by: jac

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"A scene at the Wal-Mart on Briarcrest had many people worried for their safety Saturday."

"The Bryan Police Department told us they received a call from suspended Somerville officer, Orville McKinzie ... saying that someone had threatened one of his family members at Wal-Mart." [emphasis added]

"McKinzie arrived at the Wal-Mart and ensured that his family member was secure."

"He then went in search of the man who made the threats."

"When searching throughout the store, McKinzie displayed his firearm to shoppers, resulting in a number of calls to the Bryan Police Department."

"Bryan Police arrived shortly after the calls were made and arrested the 48-year-old." ...
 

AZ: Prostitute Dies After Being Held in Scorching Outdoor Prison Cell
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"A prostitute doing time behind bars, Marcia Powell was temporarily moved one day last month to an outdoor holding pen with nothing but a chain-link-fence roof to shield her from the searing desert sun."

"She lasted less than four hours."

"Powell, 48, collapsed in the 108-degree heat and died at a hospital the next day, touching off a criminal investigation and bringing an abrupt end to a little-known practice in Arizona's prison system that inmate-rights activists found repellent." ...

"Arizona's 10 state prisons have 233 outdoor cells for temporarily holding inmates awaiting transfer ... All four sides and the roof of each cell are made of chain-link fence. Some have coverings that provide shade; others do not." ...
 

Australia: Man 'cooked' to death in Australian prison van
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"The family of an Australian Aboriginal elder who died after being 'cooked' in the back of a prison van on a scorching hot day is considering suing, they said."

"A coroner Friday dismissed treatment of the 46-year-old man as inhumane and a 'disgrace,' saying he would ask prosecutors to consider criminal charges over his death from heatstroke in Western Australia in January 2008."

"The elder ... was transported 360 kilometres (225 miles) to jail in temperatures of up to 50 degrees Celsius (122 F) in a van with faulty air conditioning."

"Ward ... spent four hours in the searing heat ... suffering third-degree burns where his body touched the metal floor, the inquest heard." ...
 

CA: Local student recognized for essay on gun control
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Like many teenagers and young adults in Santa Cruz County, Justice Locatelli can discuss and defend his well-developed, informed political viewpoints."

"But Locatelli, a 16-year-old junior at Monte Vista Christian High School, actually turned his passion for politics, specifically the Second Amendment, into a spot at the National Youth Education Summit YES, a week-long program in Washington that offers an opportunity for high school students to see America's political process in action, first-hand."

"An avid marksman who said he goes target shooting and hunting on a regular basis, Locatelli's history with the Second Amendment starts with his family ..." ...
 

TN: Nashvillians Weigh in on Guns in Parks Bill
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"It's about to be legal to carry guns into Tennessee's local and state parks. To some people, it's all about expanding second amendment rights, but others say the idea is downright dumb."

"The idea has a lot of people talking, and has local leaders are looking into their options."

"'We need more people carrying in more places,' said Representative Henry Fincher (D) Cookeville." ...

"'As long as bad people are going to make bad choices, good people ought to be allowed to defend themselves,' said Fincher." ...
 

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