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Germany: German Homeowner Shoots and Kills 1 of 2 Home Invaders
Submitted by: Guns Save Lives
Website: http://gunssavelives.net

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We have a rare European defensive gun use this morning. An elderly man in Hamburg, Germany shot and killed one of two home invaders.
 

Pizza Delivery Driver Ignores Anti-Gun Company Policy. Shoots and Kills 1 of 2 Armed Robbers
Submitted by: Guns Save Lives
Website: http://gunssavelives.net

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Yet another pizza delivery driver has ignored their company’s anti-gun policy and carried concealed on the job. That decision may very well have saved the driver’s life.
 

Deadly Aesthetics and Anti-gun Addicts
Submitted by: Robert Morse
Website: http://slowfacts.wordpress.com/

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A South Carolina pastor disarmed the honest men and women in his congregation. The pastor was also a state legislator. His votes for gun prohibition helped create an entire state full of disarmed victims in every church, every mosque and every temple.

I believe we are safer when honorable men and women are armed. The gun-grabbing ideologues think I’m crazy. They want a world where guns don’t exist.

I think they’re crazy. Now I want to explain how their craziness spreads. Anti-rights advocates offer an emotional appeal to an idealized pre-rational fantasy they call gun control. The ideology of disarmament has many aspects that make it an easily marketable idea. It offers a vision of moral superiority and is easily sold.
 

PA: ‘Strongest firearms preemption statute in the country’ overturned by court
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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A controversial Pennsylvania bill signed by Gov. Tom Corbett (R) last year which allows third parties to sue municipalities over local gun codes stronger than the state’s was overturned Thursday.

The measure, backed by gun rights groups, squeaked through the state legislature as an amendment to a metal theft bill. As state Dems and gun control groups rallied to block the implementation of the new law and State Attorney Gen. Kathleen Kane announced she would not defend it, Second Amendment groups launched a volley of lawsuits under its protections against municipalities whose laws were brought under scrutiny.
 

If Dems Don’t Compromise On Gun Reciprocity, They Could Lose Big
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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But as Lipsky points out, these are not viable tactics, and if Democrats are serious about making any sort of modifications to the nation’s gun laws, they are going to have meet the NRA and the Republican-dominated Congress in a compromise.

The compromise he suggests is working with gun rights supporters to craft legislation that make sit more difficult for the dangerously mentally ill to get firearms, in exchange for robust nationwide firearms reciprocity.
 

More than 600 Blacks Killed in Justifiable Homicides Since 2008
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Black victims accounted for nearly 60 percent of the justifiable homicides committed with firearms in the United States between 2008 and 2012, according to a new report by the Violence Policy Center.

The Violence Policy Center (VPC), a national group working to eliminate gun deaths and injuries, analyzed data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Justice Statistics and found that more than 30 percent of homicides involving a White shooter and a Black victim were later ruled justified, during that time period. Just 6.3 percent of homicides involving Black shooters and White victims were deemed justified. More than 90 percent of the Black people killed in justifiable homicides with a firearm were shot by Blacks.
 

NY: Uber Driver Robbed At Gunpoint After Company Disarmed Drivers
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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On Wednesday, an Uber driver in Queens was robbed by a man who allegedly got in his car, pointed a rifle at him, and demanded his money.

This incident took place just two weeks after Uber formally changed its gun policy by banning drivers from possessing firearms for self-defense. It comes less than a week since Uber made that change public.
 

How Republicans Hijacked the Gun-Control Conversation After the Charleston Massacre
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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We have all been harshly schooled by the right wing in recent days about the inappropriateness of talking about policy in the aftermath of a mass murder. It’s very rude. Possibly the worst thing anyone can do at times such as these is to try to find reasons for the actions and attempt to find some way to avoid tragedy in the future. This is known as “politicizing” a tragedy and it’s very upsetting to the delicate sensibilities of our conservative patriots.
 

Half spent magazine back in the pouch or your pocket?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Situation: you’ve shot a bunch of rounds (with whatever weapon system you have) and you have time for a tactical reload, which some might call a magazine exchange. For purposes of this article, I’ll just call it a mag exchange. To the point, where do you put the half spent mag?
 

Establishment Republicans Betray Second Amendment Following Charleston Attack
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Two prominent Republicans expressed anti-gun views following the Charleston killings last week, proving how the Republican establishment can be just as bad as Democrats when it comes to Second Amendment issues.

First, Fox News talking head Bill O’Reilly proposed a “solution” to gun violence that would involve federalizing all gun crimes, saying “if anyone is caught with a gun, in the commission of any crime at all, it [should] automatically become a federal beef. If convicted in federal court, the offender gets a mandatory sentence of ten years.”
 

NY: Gun-grabbing Dem LOSES IT with Second Amendment supporters: ‘SHUT UP!”
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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A Democrat elected official rattled by Second Amendment supporters turning out to fight new gun restrictions had a two-word answer for the people who elected him:

“Shut up!”

When the Poughkeepsie, N.Y., city council had a restrictive gun proposal under consideration at its June 15 meeting, members of the Dutchess County chapter of the Shooter Committee On Political Education showed up to exercise their constitutional rights.
 

FL: Domino’s Pizza Delivery Driver Placed On Leave After Shooting Armed Robbers
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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A Domino’s pizza delivery driver in Florida has been placed on leave after he shot at two masked men who attempted to rob him early Wednesday morning.

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A spokesman for Domino’s tells The Daily Caller that Henry’s self-defense gun use will not trigger an “automatic termination.”

Right now, the driver is on paid leave pending the outcome of the investigation,” Domino’s corporate spokesman Tim McIntyre told TheDC. “Every situation is different and it’s far too early to make a determination like that. We’ve offered him counseling should he need it after such a traumatic experience.”
 

WI: Gov Walker Signs Bills To Enhance Student Safety And Expand Gun Rights
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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On June 24 Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) signed a bill allowing off-duty law enforcement to carry concealed guns into schools and a second bill abolishing the 48-hour waiting period for firearm purchases.
 

NC: MCSO teaches women about gun safety
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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“As law enforcement, the sheriff’s department's job is to work on behalf of all the citizens and to continue improving programs and services to ensure that the community is best being served,” said guest speaker District Attorney Ashley Welch during the Macon County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy graduation ceremony last Thursday. “Citizens Academy is a great program that is reaching out to the community and offering residents an inside look at law enforcement and all it takes to keep our community safe. Not only do I commend the sheriff’s department for putting the program on, but I commend you as citizens for wanting to spend your time learning more about law enforcement.”
 

Puerto Rico: Surprise! Puerto Rico Gets Constitutional Carry
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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As of now, according to Sandra Barreras with Ladies of the Second Amendment (LSA), the group that brought the lawsuit, “there is no regulation to purchase or carry (and) all purchases will be handled in accordance with federal firearms regulations.” LSA is affiliated with SAF through the International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR).

The class-action lawsuit challenged various articles in Puerto Rico’s gun law, which the court declared unconstitutional. Because of the ruling, Barreras said, Puerto Ricans may now carry openly or concealed without a permit, and they do not need to obtain a permit before purchasing a firearm.
 

Snap: James Brady's gun auctioned to help gun rights
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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An 1848 "Colt pocket pistol," once owned by former White House spokesman James Brady, nearly killed in the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, is being sold by a gun rights group to raise money to fight Brady's gun control group.

The current owner of the "Rammerless 1849 Colt Baby Dragoon," offered by GunAuction.com for $1,500, indicated that the gun was an "important symbol" to be used to reclaim Second Amendment rights that Brady and his wife tried to limit.
 

What liberals always miss about gun rights
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Gun rights opponents have a tendency to behave like pyromaniacs in a field of straw men, relentlessly burning down the most obviously frivolous arguments while ignoring the more complicated ones. If we are ever going to reach a consensus that is respectful of the rights of gun owners while also cognizant of the safety risk posed by the availability of firearms in the United States, we are going to have to spend less time mocking dumb arguments and more time grappling with the complex philosophy that animates the Second Amendment.
 

WI: Scott Walker’s Gun Bill Is Based on a Lie
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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What the official ending of the 48 hour “cooling off” rule did have something to do with was a decades-old fiction concerning another gun horror, this the 1991 killings of a Wisconsin woman named Bonnie Elmasri and her two children.

In the aftermath of that triple homicide, pro-gun advocate James Fendry offered a remarkable tale. Fendry—who reportedly founded his Wisconsin Pro-Gun Movement in 1981 at the urging of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action—announced that a woman named Bonnie had called him a day or two before the tragedy, saying she was desperate to get a gun to protect herself from her estranged and abusive husband.
 

When Police Wouldn't, Deacons for Defense Protected Civil Rights Workers
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Fifty years ago, on June 25, 1965, a Bogalusa civil rights leader filed a lawsuit against city law enforcement.

When police were refusing to protect civil rights activists who were under threat in Bogalusa, another group -- the Deacons for Defense -- drew a line: "if you shoot at us, we will return fire."
 

There's a Reason We Mostly Hear About White 'Micro-Aggressions'
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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The media will pounce on any suspicion of a white-on-black crime, spend a year being hysterical about it, and, if it turns out to be a false alarm, refuse to apologize, before quickly moving on to the next hoax.

The Charleston church shooting is the first case in a very long time in which blacks really were targeted by a white person because of their race (and had the misfortune of being in a gun-free zone). Even Bennett had to reach back to stories her grandmother told her about the Ku Klux Klan (100 percent Democratic) to come up with a previous example of whites terrorizing blacks.
 

Democratic Senator Doesn't Believe Walmart Can Sell Guns 'Responsibly'
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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On Thursday, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) said he is not confident that Walmart clerks can sell gun “responsibly.”

CNN quoted Murphy as part of a larger push to get Walmart to consider banning guns in the wake of their announcement that they have banned the sale of Confederate flags.

Murphy criticized the fact that Walmart has guns displayed their stores, saying, “I would hope that stores like Walmart would recognize the danger of having these guns displayed… an aisle away from microwave popcorn and and Xbox games.”
 

TX: Power-Tripping, Jaywalking Texas Cop Assaults and Detains PINAC Reporter for “Officer Safety”
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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While legally open carrying my pre-1899 black powder pistol and recording from a public sidewalk across the street from the police department, I was conducting a citizen seatbelt audit to find out if those who enforce the law were actually abiding by it.

It wasn’t long before one officer, T. Bagley (179), approached – jaywalking across four lanes of traffic – and asked if he could help me. I politely declined his offer.

However, it soon became evident the Texas cop had no intention of helping me and was only focused on impeding my First Amendment right to record public officials in a public space.
 

Sanders: Families Who Use Guns for Leisure ‘Should Not Be Condemned’
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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The senator has supported bills that would allow guns on Amtrak and voted against the Brady bill, which would enforce federal background checks to be conducted on firearm purchasers. Yet, in 2013, Sanders voted in favor of the assault weapons ban in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy.

Sanders’ mixed record on gun rights leaves many questions for how he would treat the Second Amendment if he were to be elected president. For now, he’s made it clear he’s no gun grabber.

Ed.: Voting to ban firearms is the penultimate expression of being a 'gun grabber'.
 

Senators Manchin and Toomey Consider Reviving Failed Gun Control Legislation
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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In a not totally unexpected move, Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) are exploring ways to reintroduce and pass legislation similar to their bill that was rejected by the Senate by 54 to 46 (60 votes were needed for passage) back in 2013. That rejected bill— which was described as a “compromise” measure — would have expanded background checks to include sales made at guns shows and online in addition to the already-required checks for buyers purchasing firearms made from licensed commercial gun dealers.
 

WI: Walker signs law ending Wisconsin waiting period
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker yesterday signed legislation to end the Badger State’s 48-hour waiting period on handgun sales, a sensible move that is already drawing fire from anti-gunners, while another pro-rights governor – Bobby Jindal of Louisiana – opened his run for president a week after blasting Barack Obama’s quick exploitation of the Charleston tragedy.

Walker gained popularity with Wisconsin gun owners soon after being elected four years ago, by doing what his anti-gun predecessor had twice refused to do by veto. He signed concealed carry legislation, making Wisconsin the 49th state to adopt a concealed carry law. The new law takes effect Friday, according to published reports.
 

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