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‘Day by Day’ begins annual fundraising drive
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "Cartoonists with non-'progressive' loyalties need not apply. Which means if Muir is to be able to continue the work, to sustain himself, and to maybe even prosper and enjoy well-deserved recognition, it’s up to those who receive value from it to give some back in return -- not as a donation, but as appreciative compensation for enjoyment provided, wisdom imparted, and services rendered." ...
 

Dell statement on school’s web blocking suggests low traffic on anti-gun sites
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "'An automated numerical frequency algorithm is used to determine the order of the queue for previously unrated sites,' Sweeney elaborated. 'Sites that receive the highest traffic are placed at the top of the queue, and conversely sites that have low traffic volume are lower in the queue.'" ...
 

Glaze's confession will not slow anti-gunners' exploitation of mass shootings
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Stepping down from his position as executive director of former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's 'Everytown for Gun Safety' (formerly 'Mayors Against Illegal Guns' and 'Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America'), Mark Glaze startled gun rights advocates with an unprompted acknowledgement of a basic fact that we have been hammering for years. Glaze admitted that the high profile mass shootings that 'gun control' groups so callously, opportunistically exploit to advance their forcible citizen disarmament agenda would not have been prevented by the measures they claim these shootings prove the need for. From the Wall Street Journal:" ...
 

Tactical Firearms, known for snarky political signs, says backlash from bank could shut them down
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Tactical Firearms is appealing to the public for help fighting what it claims is a politically motivated problem with its bank."

"The Katy, Texas, gun store has made a national name for itself by posting snarky political signs – mostly opposing liberal gun-grabbers and Obama – on its outdoor marquee."

"BizPac Review has reported on several of the good-humored signs in the past, but it seems there’s not a lot to laugh about these days, according to the company’s web site and newsletter. The lengthy plea claims that the bank has called in on a loan that could put the store out of business. Here is some of the explanation from the site:" ...
 

Gun Sales Slowing. A Bit. For Now.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"If you combined the entire U.S. firearms industry into one company, its turnover wouldn’t match the money generated by any one of the top ten companies on the Fortune 500 list. If you want to invest your hard-earned money in a publicly traded gunmaker, Smith & Wesson and Sturm Ruger are just about it. So those of us looking to gauge the health of the American firearm biz look at their reports with keen interest. 'Smith & Wesson ignited a selloff on Friday after reporting a slight drop in fourth-quarter earnings and a disappointing outlook for the new fiscal year,' foxbusiness.com reports. Yes, well . . ." ...
 

Massad Ayoob: Changing Hats
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"After three weeks on the road, about 36,000 shots fired by 90 or so students. I have some time at home, which will be devoted to writing. 'Instructor' cap comes off, 'gun writer' hat goes on. Ten or so guns will be tested in the coming days."

"A couple of ‘em, I’ve already been running while 'on the road' teaching. One was a P320, SIG’s new striker-fired pistol. It gave me a 300 out of 300 when I shot a pace-setter qualification with it for our Illinois class. If you’re testing a deer rifle for an outdoor sports magazine, you’ll want to go deer hunting with it; if you’re testing a combat pistol, well, you’ll want to shoot a 'combat pistol course' with it to see how it performs. ..." ...
 

Another Generation Learns to Love an Enfield
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"On an unseasonably crisp Southern California morning I cycled a cartridge into a World War I era Lee-Enfield Mark III* and squeezed the trigger. The rifle cracked, the brass buttplate punched hard into my shoulder and, for the first time in more than half a century, the 97-year-old battle rifle sent a bullet spinning downrange. The 1917 Mark III* had been my father’s before it was mine. After his death it went into the closet, locked away, until that morning a few weeks ago . . ."

"Firing it with my son Caleb was a celebration of two things. One was my return to recreational shooting after a decades-long absence. The other was the memory of the shooting excursions that bound me to my father, a man I still regard as the best I’ve ever known." ...
 

Gun Review: Nesika Tactical Rifle
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"One of the higher end acquisitions by the Freedom Group in recent years is the rifle maker Nesika. Purchased in 2009, the rifle maker has continued to churn out guns with some pretty great specs and a price to match. New for 2014 Nesika is releasing a 'tactical' version of their rifle in both .308 Winchester and .338 Lapua, and when I first read the spec sheet my mouth was watering. It seems to check every box for a truly great bolt action rifle. I had to get my hands on one and see if it lived up to the hype." ...
 

Gun Review: Marlin Model 60
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"In his 2010 review of the Ruger 10/22, TTAG’s Brad Kozak called the .22 long rifle the Rodney Dangerfield of cartridges (it gets no respect). If that’s true, then the Marlin Model 60 is the Rodney Dangerfield of .22 rifles. Marlin bills the Model 60 as 'an economically priced rifle that’s earned the title of most popular 22 in the world.' In a world that hadn’t seen the 10/22, that claim would be inarguable, but alas, popularity is a slippery claim. In Marlin’s favor, however, is the fact that it has sold well over 11 million of these little semi-auto rifles. Fair enough . . ." ...
 

Gun Review: CZ 455 Varmint
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"When I first started writing for TTAG I owned (and reviewed) a Zastava MP22R rifle. It was an excellent little gun for the price I paid and served me well, not only for teaching basic marksmanship to new shooters but also for keeping my own skills sharp. Then something tragic happened: I sold it. I knew it was a mistake the second the cash hit my hand. Ever since that moment I have been looking for a worthy replacement, and in the process I think I may have found the perfect .22lr bolt action rifle: the CZ 455 Varmint . . ." ...
 

Daily Kos Compares Open Carry Texas With Terror Group ISIS
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Look, I know the post at the Daily Kos that compares Open Carry Texas to the terror group ISIS ... is meant to be tongue in cheek and snarky, but even so, it’s in completely horrible taste."

"First of all, yes, I have not been the biggest proponent of OCT’s *PAST* tactics, but those have changed and the group is seeking a positive change for gun rights in Texas. However, while I have been against one specific action ... I also recognize that the group is operating safely and with a specific political goal in mind."

"To compare a peaceful political group operating in the United States with a terrorist organization that has released video of horrific executions of innocent civilians, even jokingly, is in extremely poor taste." ...
 

Solution to Second Amendment problem
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens’ book, 'Six Amendments,' came out in April. Since April, when I first checked more than a week ago, 67 people had been killed by killers with guns and an astounding 210 wounded in U.S. mass shootings. Ooops. Checked five days later, those numbers grew to 79 dead, 226 wounded — as of June 15. As you read this, there are surely more."

"What connects these items is that among the “six amendments” to the Constitution proposed by Stevens is one directly affecting guns — more to the point, this notion that we have a virtually unfettered right to own them." ...
 

The Right To Bear Arms…If You’re White?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The right to bear arms is going crazy. People, mostly white males, are carrying rifles everywhere. Their reason? Because if they do not do this, they’ll lose their rights…huh? There is a reason why they call it a right? No government official can take away your rights to have a firearm and since the Constitution does not say you are not allowed to carry in public, state rights allows people to carry in public. The disturbing trend though is, corporations allow people to carry their firearms in their place of business:" ...
 

Author Stephen King Calls for Additional Gun Control Laws
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Horror author Stephen King took to Twitter yesterday to call for additional gun control laws. The multiple time best selling author said the following in tweet, 'Multiple gunshot wounds last night at Red Rocks. We regulator booze and tobacco; it’s time to regulate firearms.' I’ll be nice and won’t even point out the irony of a best selling author having a spelling mistake in his tweet." ...
 

Too Many Moments of Silence
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Today marks one month since the tragic violence in Isla Vista."

"The last few weeks have been challenging for our community, as we come together to try to heal from the violence that left six young, innocent victims dead, with more injured."

"It has been a month of vigils and memorials, a month full of graduations and remembrances, and a month full of questions as we look toward the future." ...

"Unfortunately, in that same period of time, there have been three more high-profile shootings added to the list of communities affected by gun violence." ...
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Submitter's Note: Three people fatally stabbed, three people fatally shot, four people run over and one suicide makes this an incident of gun violence?
 

Right to own a gun is, like all of our rights, not an unlimited one
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"In the aftermath of any public shooting, such as the recent tragedy in Las Vegas, there’s a public debate about how to limit such violence. But for years, nothing has been done."

"Why?"

"When it comes to guns, Americans talk past each other in a scripted, vitriolic debate. One side raises the frightening specter of mass shootings, the other side raises the fear that the Constitution and our freedom are under attack. No one seems willing to compromise; as a result, nothing changes."

"To cut through that noise, The Sunday asks three questions:" ...
 

Cars and knives aren't designed to kill, maim
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Greg Harrod ['Stop Picking On Guns; Knives And Cars Kill, Too,' June 17] thinks that Richard Amrhine should have treated cars and knives in a manner equivalent to guns as it pertains to violence in America."

"Mr. Harrod cites three deaths by stabbing and four people injured by the deliberate use of an automobile as a weapon in a recent incident that resulted in death by gunshot, as well."

"The primary purpose of a firearm is to kill or maim. Granted, guns are also used for 'plinking,' competitive shooting and so forth, but their main purpose is to kill or maim." ...
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Submitter's Note: Which completely ignores the fact that Defensive Gun Uses save twice as many lives as are lost in Criminal Gun Uses.
 

MO: St. Louis police chief, others sue to make Missourians' gun rights 'alieanable'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"On August 5, Missourians will vote on whether or not to amend the state's constitution to declare the right to keep and bear arms 'unalienable' (you know--kinda like a right that shall not be infringed), and making any law burdening that right subject to 'strict scrutiny,' ..." ...

"Not surprisingly, forcible citizen disarmament advocates are unhappy that the people of Missouri will have the opportunity to assert their fundamental human right to keep and bear arms so strongly, and hope to derail the measure any way they can find. The best they have managed to come up with so far is the claim that the language on the ballot does not accurately describe the full extent of the proposed amendment's affect on Missouri's gun laws, and will thus mislead voters." ...
 

GA: This Deranged Radio Show Host Wants To Trick Police Into Killing Open Carrier Protesters
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"Atlanta-based left-wing radical talk show host Mike Malloy says that if he sees a long gun open carrier, he’s going to do everything in his power to cause a panicked and potentially deadly police response:" ...

"Make sure you follow the link (above) to NewsBusters where they have the audio of Malloy’s rant. He’s … something else."

"It’s quite apparent in the segment that Malloy takes great delight in facilitating a situation where gun owners (whom he hates) will die at the hands of law enforcement officers (whom he apparently hates more)." ...
 

"Designed for Killing” With Colion Noir (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"NRA News Commentator Colion Noir explores the car analogy and why guns are not inherently evil based on design."
 

Colion Noir: Guns Don't Rule My Life (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"NRA News Commentator Colion Noir explains that having guns and carrying guns doesn't equate to daily, all-encompassing gun thoughts."
 

CA: Homeowner shoots, kills intruder
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "A woman spotted Garcia trying to enter her home through a window, Sgt. Paul Stella said in a written statement."

"'Garcia was confronted by the male homeowner who, after an apparent altercation, fired several shots from a handgun,' according to the statement. 'Garcia fled … but collapsed in the homeowner’s rear yard from related gunshot wounds.'"

"The investigation is continuing. No arrests have been made." ...
 

WA: 'I exercised the threat of deadly force because I was required to', says concealed carrier
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "The man said members of the group were trying to engage him in conversation when he realized they were trying to surround him and get into his 'blind side'. He told reporters he was aware the gang members were looking to attack him."

"'They bum rushed me from around the car and into the street,' he said. After one member of the group struck him in the head with his fist, he said he drew his concealed .380 caliber handgun, took aim, and started shooting. His attacker was between three and four feet away when he fired."

"The attacker was struck once in the hand and once in the abdomen. The rest of the gang fled the scene immediately." ...
 

OMG! Dick Heller! Talking to College Students! OMG!
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"The notorious rabble rousers who make up the Boise State University chapter of Young Americans for Liberty recently invited well-known agitator and rhetorical bomb-thrower Dick Heller to the Idaho campus to speak on, you guessed it, gun rights. The prospect of young impressionable ears being assaulted with the blandishments of a Second Amendment supporter was enough to make the school’s administration set aside more pressing academic concerns, clutch their pearls and deal decisively with what they saw as a potential threat to campus peace and safety. So according to idahoreporter.com, the school decided at the last minute that YAL should foot the bill for some beefed up security for the event . . ." ...
 

Unrelenting press coverage a factor in school schootings
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"When I was in high school back in the late 1950s and early 1960s, it was not uncommon for kids to bring their hunting rifles, shotguns and .22s to school and keep them in their cars."

"Many times, as soon as school was out, my friends and I would run across the street for a little plinking against the railroad embankment, which was no more than a few hundred yards from the school, and within plain sight of the main entrance."

"I remember one time seeing a friend showing off his new Colt .45 to the shop teacher in the parking lot, right out where everyone could see."

"That was in suburban Chicago, and nobody gave any of it a second thought.

In those days, school shootings were unheard of." ...
 

Pro Gun Group Demands Immediate Fix To Connecticut School District’s Website Blocking
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The Second Amendment Foundation today is demanding that school officials in Connecticut’s Regional School District 14 immediately rectify the district’s blocking of websites belonging to firearms rights advocacy groups, including SAF, and is considering prompt legal action if this is not accomplished." ...
 

Clinton perpetuates full-auto/semi-auto conflation, endorses thought control (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"As mentioned here in passing yesterday, the Violence Policy Center, as far back as 1988, openly advocated exploiting the public's ignorance about the difference between fully-automatic and semi-automatic firearms, in order to make so-called 'assault weapons' sound 'scary'--a strategy with which they have enjoyed decades of help from the mass media:" ...

"That gambit also received a boost Tuesday from no less than Hillary Clinton herself, who in a 'town hall' appearance on CNN repeatedly referred to 'automatic weapons' in a response to a question about her support for banning 'assault weapons' and 'high capacity' (gun banner-speak for 'standard capacity') magazines ..." ...
 

Harry Reid May Call For Vote On Gun Control Legislation: Says, “We Need Some More Votes”
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Gun control activists have recently renewed their efforts to gain ground on Capitol Hill. As we reported this week, they continue to exploit high-profile national tragedies in an attempt to push their anti-gun agenda. They use grieving victims to falsely claim that enacting their “reforms” would have prevented these tragedies. Anti-gun groups sponsored by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg are trying to convince Congress to enact their proposals. And as we saw this week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) wants to help them do just that."

"As reported this week by the Washington Examiner, Reid said Tuesday that he may call for a vote on so-called 'universal' background check legislation. ..." ...
 

Are anti-gun governors trying to distance themselves from new laws?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Are anti-gun Governors Andrew Cuomo of New York and John Hickenlooper scrambling to distance themselves from new gun laws both signed in their respective states last year, with the Coloradoan quoted by Thursday’s Daily Caller insisting that he only signed the magazine ban because someone on his staff allegedly promised that he would?"

"This comes three months after an unidentified Cuomo staffer reportedly tried to convince the New York Post that his boss didn’t realize that magazine capacity limits in the SAFE Act applied to handguns ... Additionally, that source told the newspaper that 'much of what’s in the law was drafted by people connected to Mayor (Michael) Bloomberg and the Brady Center, not by the governor’s staff.'" ...
 

Democrats in pro-gun states turn down the gift of Gabby
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Everybody loves Gabby Giffords — just not necessarily on the campaign trail."

"When the gun control advocacy group led by the former congresswoman from Arizona threw its support behind several endangered Senate Democrats in Western and Southern states, the candidates carefully moved to distance themselves from the affable Ms. Giffords and boasted about their strident defense of Second Amendment rights." ...
 

Federal Reciprocity Now!
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Anyone in the CCW community knows that the case for federal reciprocity is a big deal. The rest of the world seems to get lost in the world of gun control debate and forgets that we are not our weapons. But we have faces. We have families. We have stories. This is my story that shows why we need reciprocity . . ." ...
 

IL: Chicago Passes Law Requiring All Legal Gun Sales to Be Taped and Bans Gun Shops in 95% of City
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The Chicago City Council this week passed one of the strictest sets of regulations for gun shops in the country."

"The measures will all but insure that gun dealers are not able to operate within the city and will likely continue to amount to a complete ban on legal gun sales within city limits." ...
 

CO: Gov. Hickenlooper Backpedals on Backpedalling on Mag Cap Ban
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Last year, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper supported and signed legislation that banned the sale or transfer of ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds. Recently, Hickenlooper addressed a meeting of the state’s Sheriffs, who opposed the bill and refuse to enforce it. The Governor told the group that he only signed the bill because an [unnamed] staffer promised that he would, and that he never spoke to civilian disarmament champion New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg about the bill. The latter was a lie. The former, a 'misstatement.' In an interview with kdvr.com, Hickenlooper broke his silence on Friday to 'clarify' his remarks . . ." ...
 

NY: Liberal Republicans’ Laughable Lies in N.Y. Congressional Race
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"How do you spell 'sidesplitting chutzpah'? In New York’s 22nd congressional district, it’s spelled: R-I-C-H-A-R-D H-A-N-N-A. He’s the liberal GOP incumbent trying to cling to public office by smearing the Marine mom, small-business owner, lawyer and conservative state assemblywoman poised to take his seat this week."

"Claudia Tenney is as rock-solid of a Republican as they come: pro-life, pro-limited government, pro-Second Amendment, pro-entrepreneur, pro-American worker. As one of New York’s top conservative legislators, Tenney has been unafraid to challenge the powers that be in both political parties ..." ...
 

FL: Gov. Scott Signs “Stand Your Ground” Reform Law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The media coverage given to the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case, and the attention paid to Florida’s 'stand your ground' law, resulted in the legislature considering flaws in the law. They passed a reform bill that was signed by Governor Rick Scott yesterday, June, 20 2014. ..."

"The state mandatory sentencing law, the '10-20-life' law, was being used by some prosecutors to obtain plea bargains from people who had attempted to defend themselves, but hadn’t shot anyone. The case of Marissa Alexander was one that caught the media attention. Marrisa claimed that she fired a shot that qualified under the 'stand your ground' law, but a judge ruled otherwise. She faced a mandatory 10 years in jail." ...
 

Dodged a bullet: The Supreme Court narrowly supports a gun law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Second Amendment absolutists are always saying that we don’t need new gun laws — we just need to enforce those we have. How about respecting the ones we have? Even a law designed to thwart criminals from illegally acquiring guns through so-called straw purchases doesn’t qualify for respect."

"Bruce James Abramski Jr., a former police officer in Virginia, didn’t think the federal law on straw purchases applied to him. When he took his case to the U.S. Supreme Court, the law only barely dodged a bullet."

"Someone buying a gun from a federally licensed firearms dealer must fill in a form asking whether the purchaser is the actual buyer. ..." ...
 

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy may be the middleman in the gun-rights debate
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"It was the Supreme Court’s two hunting buddies — Elena Kagan and Antonin Scalia — who squared off last week when the divided court upheld criminal penalties for people who lie about their true intentions when they buy guns."

"But those who follow the court’s jurisprudence on gun control were more interested in what the decision said about a third justice, Anthony M. Kennedy."

"Kennedy joined the court’s liberals in Abramski v. U.S. ..." ...

"But some saw the decision as helping to explain the court’s steadfast refusal since then to take cases asking the justices to flesh out that right: Because neither conservatives nor liberals can be quite sure where Kennedy would come down on the issue." ...
 

America’s expanding police state -- Neighborhood cops are becoming armed soldiers
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"With so much happening internationally and the number of scandals, crises and general screw-ups of the Obama administration here at home, it’s worth noting a disturbing development here on the domestic front: a rapidly expanding police state."

"On my radio program last week I had the pleasure of speaking with Cheryl Chumley, a reporter for The Washington Times, about her new book, “Police State USA: How George Orwell’s Nightmare is Becoming our Reality.” The title says it all, and aptly describes the shocking transformation of what had been our free society." ...
 

PA: Police: Cop Caught Selling AK-47 on the Job (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A cop in Bradford County has been suspended for allegedly selling an AK-47 out of the back of the patrol car last week."

"Laceyville Borough Police Officer Matt Chamberlain was on duty at the time of the apparent gun sale."

"'I was shocked, I was shocked. Especially when there’s an automatic weapon involved and the public was exposed,' said Phillip Brewer, the mayor of Laceyville." ...
 

NY: 5 Exonerated in Central Park Jogger Case Agree to Settle Suit for $40 Million
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The five men whose convictions in the brutal 1989 beating and rape of a female jogger in Central Park were later overturned have agreed to a settlement of about $40 million from New York City to resolve a bitterly fought civil rights lawsuit over their arrests and imprisonment in the sensational crime." ...
 

MN: Once again, Minneapolis Civil Rights Department in turmoil
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "'She’s saying race matters in this situation,' said Yang. 'To me, that’s more dangerous' than what she said to her employees. 'She’s the person who is supposed to protect people’s civil rights, and she’s saying things like that? There is a double standard.'"

"On Wednesday, the Asian-American Organizing Project (AAOP) called for Korbel’s resignation over her remarks about Yang."

"Korbel responded by letter, 'I deeply regret any offense felt by members of the community when my comments were taken out of context.'" ...
 

WA: King County deputy arrested on prostitution, drug charges (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A King County Sheriff's Office deputy was arrested Thursday on suspicion of helping his wife start a prostitution business, as well as stealing ammunition from the Sheriff's Office firing range and dabbling in a number of illegal drugs."

"Seattle resident Darrion Holiwell, 49, is being held in King County Jail on $150,000 bail. He has been with the Sheriff's Office since 1995 and was a member of the department's SWAT unit and its chief firearms instructor until his arrest." ...
 

CA: SDPD Encouraged "Unwritten Policy" of Misconduct: Lawsuit (video available)
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"The San Diego Police Department enforced an 'unwritten policy' that encouraged police misconduct and led to scandals involving former officers Anthony Arevalos and Christopher Hays, a new lawsuit against the department alleges."

"The suit was filed Wednesday by three of Hays’ alleged victims ..."

"In the 21-page document, attorneys outline the allegations against Hays, including forced oral copulation, masturbating in front of a woman and a suspicious traffic stop." ...

"The lawsuit claims officers felt they could get away with such inappropriate behavior after former SDPD Chief William Lansdowne and other officials disbanded the anti-corruption unit called the Professional Standards Unit (PSU) around 2003." ...
 

Are profits amoral? Gun stocks rise as mass shootings increase
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"What would you do if you were told you could invest in a group of four stocks that, over the past five years, had outperformed the S&P 500 index by at least two-to-one, and some by as much as four-to-one?"

"Yes, it’s a legal business, and it doesn’t involve hoodwinking people into buying financial products they don’t understand. It doesn’t foul the physical environment. And did I mention that you’ll make a lot of money?"

"Oh, one material disclosure. The investments in question happen to be in two companies that make guns (Smith & Wesson Holdings, up 150.1% in the last five years, and Sturm Ruger, up 370.6% in the same period) and two retailers for whom gun sales make up a sizeable chunk of all revenues ..." ...
 

NJ: What’s Behind NJ’s Proposal To Reduce Size Of Ammunition Clips
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"New Jersey is one of only eight states in the nation that limits the capacity of ammunition magazines – the storage device that feeds a firearm its ammunition – for semi-automatic rifles."

"The state currently limits the number of rounds in clips to 15, but legislation ... on the governor’s desk would reduce that number to 10."

"Advocates of the change say there is little reason to allow larger clips and that the reduction would force shooters – especially mass shooters – to pause in their reload more frequently. Critics of the change say it will do little to slow mass shooters, while making it harder for law-abiding gun owners to defend themselves against a threat."

"Gov. Chris Christie has until late June to act ..." ...
 

MO: Church Gave Away Two Semi-Automatic Rifles To Entice ‘More People To Follow Jesus’
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"A church in Joplin, Missouri is facing criticism for raffling off two AR-15s during last week’s Father’s Day celebration in order to increase attendance and 'get more people to follow Jesus.'"

"'Want to win a Black Rain AR-15?' a Facebook posting on the Ignite Church Facebook page asked. 'Dads, you earn an entry for yourself, each child you have and if you bring your dad to church. Those that registered last week get to register again!!! Don’t miss this.'" ...
 

MN: Second Amendment separates U.S. from Canada
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"A recent letter-writer from Manitoba doesn’t have a clue about what he is talking about ('Get guns off the streets and money out of politics,' Page A4, June 16)."

"First, to clear up a few things: America is not a democracy; it is a republic. Second, the Second Amendment is in our Constitution, and it guarantees to me the Natural Right of self-defense." ...
 

CA: Apple Valley teen attending NRA Youth Education Summit
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"It may have been a shot in the dark, but Apple Valley resident Scott Duncan, 16, submitted his application for this month’s National Rifle Association annual Youth Education Summit (YES) anyway."

"Scott then found out about two months ago that he was one of 45 high school students in the country selected for the summit, now taking place through Sunday."

"'My family was pretty excited that I was accepted,' he said."

"The Riverside Preparatory School senior said he initially found out about the seven-day, all expenses-paid educational experience in Washington, D.C., through one of his Junior Rifle Club coaches, who mentioned it during practice." ...
 

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