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Watch Film on Racist Roots of Gun Control: "No Guns for Negroes" (videos)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Excellent documentary by the Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership about the racist roots of gun control titled 'No Guns for Negroes:'" ...
 

Is Bill O'Reilly claiming 'all' Mexican cartel guns come from U.S.?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly has amplified false claims about U.S. guns and Mexican crime according to a letter posted by Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership:" ...

"There is literally no excuse for O'Reilly to be ignorant of the truth in this matter, particularly since his own network presented one of the early and definitive reports exposing the 'The Myth of 90%.'" ...
 

Debunking a Pro-Gun Control Study Using Its Own Stats
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"The Violence Policy Center (VPC) recently issued a press release titled 'States with Higher Gun Ownership and Weak Gun Laws Lead Nation in Gun Death.' This included a list of 10 states highlighting a purported link between 'weak' gun control laws and the total 'gun death rate,' implying that states with 'weak' laws have more 'gun death.' VPC also included a reference to the 'household gun ownership' levels in each state, underlining VPC's belief that 'strong' gun laws (i.e. more gun control) correlate with drastically reduced gun ownership rates. Therefore, VPC's criteria is that guns are a vital causative factor in creating death. Their press release confirms this conclusion:" ...
 

For gun prohibitionists, the clock is ticking, but state of denial remains
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Those who watched John Stossel's program on the Fox Business channel Thursday evening, which focused on the impact of gun ownership on crime rates – a fact that Dennis Henigan, vice president at the Brady Campaign ... disputes – saw the mindset of gun prohibitionists at work."

"For those who missed the program, it will be re-broadcast Friday evening at 10 p.m. (7 p.m. Pacific), Saturday at 9 p.m. and midnight (6 p.m. and 9 p.m., Pacific) and Sunday at 10 p.m. (7 p.m. Pacific). Segments of the program may be viewed here. As the clock ticks down toward Monday's release by the Supreme Court on the Chicago gun ban challenge, which could be another major setback for the anti-gun lobby, save some time to watch." ...
 

More of the Same from "Out of Touch Gun Control Movement"
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage can rest easy. The hosts of 'Mythbusters' aren't in any danger of losing their jobs to Phillip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig anytime soon. The academics from Duke and the University of Chicago, respectively, tried to bust "5 Myths Surrounding Gun Control" in the pages of the Washington Post recently, but they only showed how tired and out of touch the gun control movement has become." ...
 

Is Chicago trying to stifle right-to-carry 'town hall meetings'?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Back in April, I wrote about IllinoisCarry's announcement of a series of 'town hall meetings' throughout the state, to educate the public about defensive handgun carry. Since then, those meetings have started the process of building public support for armed self-defense."

"Perhaps they're making a difference--attitudes certainly seem to be changing. That's why gun rights advocates were really looking forward to having such a meeting right in Chicago itself, and why it's so unfortunate that a planned south-side Chicago meeting for June 30th has suddenly been thrown into limbo. ..." ...
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Submitter's Note: Ah, heck, you weren't using those freedom of speech, assemply and petition for redress of grievances rights anyway, right? Antis call us slippery-slope extremists when we point out that hostility to the Second Amendment indicates hostility to the whole Bill of Rights, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating as they say.
 

 

Oak Park's gun ban also is in the balance
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"People in Oak Park don't often mention the names James Piszczor or Donald Bennett anymore. But more than 20 years ago, those men came to symbolize opposing sides of the village's handgun ban and thrust the western suburb to the center of a national battle over Second Amendment rights."

"On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide whether municipalities such as Oak Park and Chicago can legally forbid their residents to possess handguns. And in Oak Park, the first municipality in the country to approve a handgun ban referendum measure, the ruling could signify how much of a say citizens have on the issue." ...
 

Possible pitfalls for Kagan's with her own words?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"How might a Justice Elena Kagan rule on the leading issues of the day?" ...

"GUN RIGHTS"

"While working for Marshall, Kagan wrote a memo in which she called on him not to hear a man's appeal ... The defendant's 'sole contention is that the District of Columbia's firearms statutes violate his constitutional right to 'keep and bear arms,' Kagan wrote. 'I'm not sympathetic.'"

"But during her confirmation hearing as solicitor general, Kagan told senators that there 'is no question' that the Second Amendment guarantees individuals the right to keep and bear arms."

"She also said that right 'like others in the Constitution, provides strong, although not unlimited, protection against governmental regulation.'" ...
 

SCOTUS: A Preview of "Big Monday"
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Readers, consider yourselves duly warned. You need to be well-rested and alert Monday when the Supreme Court is expected to issue four big-time rulings." ...

"In McDonald v. City of Chicago, which involves a challenge to a Chicago handgun ban, the court will weigh in on whether the Second Amendment can be incorporated into the 14th Amendment so as to apply to the states. As Ashby Jones, our esteemed colleague who's due back Monday from a well-deserved vacation, once said about the case: 'It's not an understatement to say that the entire gun-control regime in the U.S. hangs in the balance.' The smart money is that the court will rule 5-4 that the 2nd Amendment constrains the right of states to regulate firearms." ...
 

Key Questions for Elena Kagan
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Before being confirmed to the United States Supreme Court, Elena Kagan ... has to answer questions before the Senate Judiciary Committee."

"Kagan comes to the committee with one of the thinnest records of any Supreme Court nominee in recent history. ... For these reasons ... there are several questions Kagan should answer—and answer fully." ...

"Do you stand by your recommendation to reject access to the Supreme Court to someone denied his or her Second Amendment rights by a complete ban on handguns? You have previously said that the government can ban political pamphlets—do you believe that the Constitution permits the government to ban all guns as well?"
 

Gun lobby hits target in state legislatures
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"When the Virginia Legislature recently passed a bill allowing people to carry guns in bars as long as they have a permit, the move raised eyebrows. ..."

"'We can fully expect that at some point in the future a disagreement that today would likely end up in a verbal confrontation, or a bar fight, will inevitably end with gunfire if you sign this legislation into law,' Virginia Beach Police Chief Jake Jacocks Jr. wrote in a letter to the governor."

"McDonnell signed the bill anyway, one of more than a dozen pro-gun bills Virginia approved this year; the guns-in-bars law is set to take effect this week. It was one victory for gun-rights advocates in what has been a fruitful year for them in state legislatures." ...
 

Concealed weapons (fifth letter)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In his June 11 letter, Bob Patterson asks, 'Why is concealed carry necessary?' and then answers, 'Because there are criminals who carry without permission.' Deep thoughts, indeed."

"But what about the next question: Why do criminals have such easy access to handguns? In some mix of machismo and the misguided belief that the Second Amendment was designed to encourage citizens to arm themselves against each other, the 'guns 'R' us' crowd has convinced themselves that being armed makes them freer. ..."

"The statistics are easy to find. The U.S. leads all Western industrialized nations in deaths by firearms. ..." ...
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Submitter's Note: The statistics are, indeed, easy to find. The U.S. leads all Western industrialized nations in homicides from all causes, and virtually any individual cause. Knive killings? We own it. Bare-handed throttlings and fatal beatings? Those Euro-wimps don't hold a candle to us. Firebombings and arson? Top of the heap, baby. So obviously it is not "easy access to handguns" that 'causes' our high homicide rates. But it is this "easy access to handguns" that gives us far less non-fatal violent crime than the UK and most of the EU.
 

Watch ABC 'news' avoid firearms like the plague while discussing TEOTWAWKI (video)
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Submitter's note: This is from last night's "nightline." The effort they go through to avoid even bringing up firearms, even while discussing preparedness during civil unrest, is hilarious and downright telling.
 

NC: Store clerks shoot and kill robbery suspect during shootout
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A pair of store clerks shot and killed a gunman during an attempted robbery in Monroe late Thursday night ..." ...

"The shooting happened at the Sunny Food Store located on Walkup Road at 10:17 p.m."

"According to the Monroe Police Department, the suspect approached the two clerks in the store, displayed a gun and demanded money from the register."

"During the robbery, both of the clerks in the store pulled out their own weapons. It's unclear at this point who fired the first shot or how many shots were fired, but police say shots were exchanged."

"The suspect was hit at least once, and stumbled down the street before collapsing in the front yard of a house." ...
 

WA: Armed pizza guy faces off with robbery suspect
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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FULL TEXT BELOW:

A pistol-packing employee foiled a robbery attempt at pizza delivery business in Spokane.

Police says a masked man armed with a pellet gun entered the Pizza Pipeline store Wednesday night and demanded money.

That's when an employee with a concealed weapons license pulled his pistol and told the would-be robber to drop his weapon. The man bolted out the door. [emphasis added]

KXLY reports police found parts of the pellet gun in the parking lot but the suspect got away.
 

Practical Firearms Training at PFT – Pt. 1 – The Doctor’s Office
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"For the last five years, about a dozen or so Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) members have taken advanced tactical training at PFT (Practical Firearms Training) in West Virginia. Our training has far exceeded that of the average police officer ... We've shot at moving targets, including targets coming quickly straight at us. We've shot laying on our side and our backs, single-handed ... We've shot from a retention position while our weak arm was above IN FRONT of the muzzle (our weak hand 'spearing' across the bad guy's upper chest). We've shot from inside a vehicle. We've used vehicles for cover. We've cleared a live-fire shoot house. We've shot at night. And now we're taking it to the next level." ...
 

CO: University of Colorado Puts Politics Ahead of Safety, Rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The University of Colorado voted Friday to continue fighting for the right to ban guns on campus. The CU Board of Regents voted 5-4 in favor of appealing the lawsuit brought by [SCCC], which sought legal confirmation that college directors lack authority to suspend Colorado law or Constitutional rights."

"Clearly, power and politics, rather than concern for student safety, are ruling the day for CU's regents. Crime at CU has risen 35 percent in the past four years at the college which prohibits lawful concealed carry, while crime at Colorado State University has dropped 60 percent in the same time frame. No thinking person can look at those numbers and still assert that allowing concealed carry will prove dangerous for the campus." ...
 

Where's Your Lobbyist?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "The NRA is another successful lobby. Yesterday, the House passed the 'DISCLOSE Act' which basically tells companies and interest groups that want to aggressively participate in politics: 'shut up!' The NRA warned that the Act would:"
"'attack nearly all of the NRA's political speech by creating an arbitrary patchwork of unprecedented reporting and disclosure requirements. Under the bill, the NRA would have to track the political priorities of each of our individual members - all four million of them. …restrict our ability to speak.'"
"The NRA got Congress to exempt the NRA if they stopped lobbying against the bill. ..." ...
 

Second attack on the First Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Democrats are committed to attacking our First Amendment rights by passing a bill that will limit freedom of speech for groups with whom they disagree. ..." ...

"It's also interesting to note the strange bedfellows created as a result. North Carolina Rep. Heath Shuler brokered a deal to exempt the [NRA] from the Disclose Act if it would remain silent and not speak against the bill. Has the NRA really sold out the pro-liberty cause in order to secure its own safety? Obviously, the elimination of our First Amendment will ultimately eliminate the Second Amendment. Without freedom of speech, the rest of our rights are subject to the arbitrary whims of tyrannical politicians." ...
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Submitter's Note: Loss of free speech won't eliminate my Second Amendment rights.

III
 

Maywood, RIP: When Police Kill A City
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "In Maywood, as case elsewhere, the economic crash has choked off the tax revenue on which the municipal government subsists. The town is currently facing a $450,000 deficit. But what finally broke the city ... was the decision by the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority to terminate 'general liability and workers' compensation coverage because the city posed too high a risk.'"

"More specifically, the city was un-insurable because of 'a large number of claims filed against the police.' This is because the department (which also afflicted the neighboring city of Cudhay) had become the police equivalent of The Island of Misfit Toys -- a sanctuary city for criminals in state-issued costumes." ...
 

NC: Off-duty trooper charged with DWI, resigns
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"An off-duty Highway Patrol trooper resigned Friday after being arrested on charges of drunken driving and felony hit-and-run ..."

"Master Trooper Timothy Scott Stiwinter was arrested at about 11:45 p.m. Thursday ..."

"Investigators said Stiwinter was stopped by an Asheville police officer a couple of hours after the wreck. An officer said she detected the smell of alcohol on Stiwinter's breath and that he was unsteady. He refused to take a field sobriety test or a breath-alcohol test."

"A search warrant has been filed to test Stiwinter's blood. ..."

"Stiwinter had been with the Highway Patrol since 1999 ..."

"His resignation is the latest in a series of problems experienced by the Highway Patrol. ..."
 

WA: Federal Agent Accused Of Violent Attack On Wife
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"A federal agent is accused of attacking his wife so severely that she was hospitalized with brain damage ..."

"The woman has since filed a restraining order against her husband."

"The incident, which is under investigation by Snohomish County prosecutors, took place inside a home in a gated community in Snohomish on June 17, probable cause documents said."

"According to probable cause documents, a diplomatic security officer with the U.S. State Department argued with his wife, who accused him of having an affair."

"The restraining order said the woman slapped him and he reacted by grabbing her neck, throwing her to the ground and smashing her head on the floor four or five times." ...
 

IA: Short articles for a Friday afternoon
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"I received a response to my first article about the Sheriffs and the possibility of some of them not playing 'by the rules' come January 1. According to the ISSDA's lobbyist Susan Cameron, the ISSDA has been encouraging all of the Sheriffs to uphold the law as it is written, regardless of their personal beliefs of Shall Issue. She assures me that the ISSDA Board of Directors is not aware of any Sheriffs who plan to act in any other manner. Furthermore, she explained that the ISSDA has been working very hard to gather the necessary information from the Iowa Department of Public Safety to ensure that the transition to the new system goes as smoothly as possible and that no misinformation is given out." ...
 

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