Keep and Bear Arms
Home Members Login/Join About Us News/Editorials Archives Take Action Your Voice Web Services Free Email
You are 1 of 258 active visitors Saturday, January 28, 2023
EMAIL NEWS
Main Email List:
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

State Email Lists:
Click Here
SUPPORT KABA
» Join/Renew Online
» Join/Renew by Mail
» Make a Donation
» Magazine Subscriptions
» KABA Memorial Fund
» Advertise Here
» Use KABA Free Email

» JOIN/Renew NOW! «
 
SUPPORT OUR SUPPORTERS

 

YOUR VOTE COUNTS

Keep and Bear Arms - Vote In Our Polls
Do you oppose Biden's anti-gun executive orders?
Yes
No
Undecided

Current results
Earlier poll results
3563 people voted

 

SPONSORED LINKS

 
» U.S. Gun Laws
» AmeriPAC
» NoInternetTax
» Gun Show On The Net
» 2nd Amendment Show
» SEMPER FIrearms
» Colt Collectors Assoc.
» Personal Defense Solutions

 

 


WA: Seattle anti-gunners raise estimated $600K to erode rights
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Washington State’s big money gun prohibition lobby reportedly gave itself an estimated $600,000 financial boost Thursday at the annual fund raising luncheon hosted by the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility (WAGR), according to the Seattle P-I.com.

The event, which is something of a gun control propaganda fest, was dominated, the report said, by talk about retribution against House Democrats in Olympia who thwarted this year’s pet legislation aimed at disarming an increasing number of people. The so-called “Extreme Risk Protection Orders Act” was so extreme that even Democrats opposed the measure enough to prevent it from becoming law.
 

The Truth About Stand Your Ground Laws
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
On the evening of October 29, 2012, Jay Lewis, an employee of the IRS and a former law enforcement officer, had his world turned upside down as he was driving from work to his home in Des Moines, Iowa.

Lewis, who was licensed to carry a concealed weapon, was attacked by James Luddick and Justin Lossner. Lewis warned them to retreat. They didn’t listen. Lewis fired his gun, injuring one of his assailants. The other fled. When police arrived, Jay—a black man—explained that he shot at his aggressors—two white men—in order to defend himself.

Yet Lewis would spend the next 112 days in jail.
 

PA: Hanover Township approves hunting in bid to conform to state gun law
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Council voted unanimously Wednesday night to place hunting on state game lands or other legal ground as one of the two exceptions to discharging a firearm in the township. Previous exceptions included those made for law enforcement and self-defense.

Council Chairman Bruce Paulus explained the ordinance addition as a way for the township to comply with the Pennsylvania Uniform Fireams Act without risking lawsuits from gun lobby groups that dispute the restrictions.
 

NJ: Woman Feared Her Ex, So She Applied for a Gun Permit. She Was Murdered While Waiting for NJ to Allow Her to Have One
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Carol Bowne no longer felt safe.

The 39-year-old hairdresser from Berlin Township, New Jersey, was afraid that her ex-boyfriend might try to hurt her. Fearing possible domestic violence, she reportedly filed a restraining order against her ex, installed security cameras and tried to get a gun for self-defense.
 

MS: Mississippi gun laws didn’t lead to slayings: Letter
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
In the wake of the senseless deaths of the two esteemed police officers, Ms. Franks needs to rely on facts instead of her need for adrenaline as Hattiesburg and our state begin to heal and look toward preventing another future tragedy. The facts of this case are clear: Two of the suspects charged in the slayings of officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate were felons who were prohibited by law from possessing and carrying firearms. Stricter gun laws would not have stopped them.
 

NV: Governor signs bills on vaping, hemp and gun-rights plates
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
SB229, which allows for specialty license plates touting the Second Amendment. The measure authorizes a plate design featuring a frontiersman with a gun and the words "Battle Born" and "Protect the Second Amendment." Proceeds from sales of the plate would benefit the Nevada Firearms Commission, but they must be used for gun training or gun-safety education and not for political purposes. The plates can be produced when one of the 30 design slots for specialty plates becomes available.
 

NC: Your Help Needed to Stop Unacceptable Amendment to Provision from Omnibus Bill
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
As previously reported, the North Carolina Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House Committee passed a version of House Bill 562 containing an unacceptable delay to the repeal of the outdated Pistol Purchase Permit system.

This delay would push the elimination of the Pistol Purchase Permit system back to 2021. Your NRA-ILA has now learned that Representative Allen McNeill (R-78) is intending to offer an amendment to H 562 which would remove the entire provision containing the repeal of the outdated Pistol Purchase Permit system.
 

Mexico: She Killed Her Rapist, and Now She’s Running For Political Office in Mexico City
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Yakiri Rubio is sometimes known in the Mexican news media as a "sharp-edged woman."

In December 2013, the resident of the tough Mexico City barrio of Tepito was jailed for nearly three months for killing her rapist, stabbing him 14 times to stop what was described as a brutal sexual assault.

Mexico City authorities charged Rubio with homicide.

...

"At that moment, I don't know where my strength came from. If I made it out alive, there must be a reason," Rubio told VICE News. "Legitimate self-defense needs to approved as a right [in Mexico]."
 

CA: Can Homeowners Shoot Intruders?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Fresno Police detectives are still investigating what they're calling a home invasion shooting that resulted in a death.

The resident said he shot the victim because he walked into his home, sat on the couch and began talking crazy.

Police detectives are still investigating the shooting but the Assistant District Attorney and Fresno County Sheriff say if you own a gun, you must follow the California gun law.

"The penal code says you can use deadly force if you're actually and reasonably afraid that you are gonna be killed yourself," Steve Wright said

Something the resident at Stonegate Apartments will have to prove after shooting an intruder and killing him Thursday afternoon.
 

Anti-Gunners Celebrate National Gun Violence Awareness Day By Wearing Prison Orange
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
According to a press statement released by Wear Orange.org, “more than 200 organizations, cultural influencers, elected officials and Americans across the country participated in the first-ever National Gun Violence Awareness Day by wearing orange.”

Apparently unconcerned about the irony of wearing “Prison Orange” to denounce gun violence, more than 55,000 people pledged their support for the “Wear Orange” campaign.
 

MA: Cambridge group offers gift cards in June 13 gun buyback
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There is 1 comment on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
For one day, on June 13, in two locations, a Cambridge community organization will be trading gift cards for guns.

As a part of the Cambridge Safer Homes, Safer Community initiative, the public is welcome to give up their guns anonymously for a reward, according to the organization’s website.

“A gun in a home is 22 times more likely to be used in domestic homicides, suicides, and accidental discharges than in self-defense,” the initiative’s website said. “Each year there are 31,000 fatalities and 74,000 firearms-related injuries across the country. Cambridge has very few gun related injuries and deaths. Let’s keep our homes and our community safe.”
 

IA: University students show off preferred weapons for self-defense
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Following a class discussion about a recent uptick in sexual assault in taxi cabs in Iowa City, 22-year-old photography student Taylor Yocom came up with the idea to put together a series of images, titled “Guarded,” displaying the various weapons carried by University of Iowa students to protect themselves.

“We were just frustrated,” Yocom said. “If you’re at a party and then you go home alone, the taxis should be safe. And if they aren’t, what’s your next line of defense?”

“I want this to be the physical representation of how women deal with ‘she was asking for it’ and being blamed for drinking too much,” Yocom said.
 

NM: New Mexico Man Kills Charging Bear in Self Defense
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
A 25-year-old Capitan man shot and killed a charging bear while looking for shed antlers in the Lincoln National Forest.

The man was not injured by the bear. He reported Thursday evening that he was searching for antlers in the forest between Carrizozo and Capitan when he encountered the bear as he came over the top of a hill. He told officers that the bear charged and he shot it with his .30-30 caliber rifle from about 10 yards away.
 

NC: 'Party Down South' Star: I Can't Protect My Baby With A Gun That's Locked up
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Taylor “Lil Bit” Wright–formerly of Party Down South–says “haters” need to quit hating over the fact that she keeps a gun close at hand with which to protect her baby.

Wright’s comments come after she posted a Facebook pic of her baby on the floor while gun sat on a nightstand in the background.

According to TMZ, Wright is tired of all “the haters who think she’s crazy for keeping a gun near her newborn.” She said calls to lock the gun up are silly, as a locked gun is hard to use for self-defense. She also reminded everyone of her right to keep and bear arms.
 

Springfield’s got two new suppressor-ready XD-M pistols
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Springfield Armory has partnered with national firearms distributor Lipsey’s on a suppressor-ready run of full-size XD-M pistols that are very attractively-priced. They’re based on Springfield’s popular XD-M 4.5 and offered in 9mm Luger and .45 ACP.

They come with extended, threaded barrels and are equipped with a thread protector and raised 3-dot suppressor sights for shooting over concentric cans. The extended barrels measure in at 5.28 inches making this the longest-barreled factory XD-M.
 

Leader Of Gun Group Praised By Ted Cruz Said The Second Amendment Was "Designed" For People Like Obama
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Larry Pratt, the head of extremist group Gun Owners of America, argued that "the Second Amendment was designed for people just like the president and his administration" in comments uncovered by Right Wing Watch.

Pratt, who has suggested that politicians should fear being shot by GOA supporters and has flirted with the conspiracy theory that high-profile mass shootings are government staged events, was forced to leave Pat Buchanan's presidential campaign in 1996 after his past ties to white supremacists were revealed.
 

NRA version of 2nd Amendment lacks common sense
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There is 1 comment on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
A new Pew Research Center report states that 52 percent of Americans support gun rights, the highest percentage in the last two decades. Yet the gun rights that they believe are guaranteed by law may very well be an illusion.

That's because we have allowed lawyers instead of language professionals to interpret the Constitution of the United States.
 

KS: Federal judge tosses out Brady Campaign lawsuit against Kansas gun law
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
A federal judge has dismissed a national gun control group’s lawsuit against Gov. Sam Brownback over a 2013 law that creates a felony charge for individuals enforcing federal gun regulations.

“Brady Campaign lacks Article III standing to challenge the Second Amendment Protection Act in this lawsuit because it has not shown that enforcement of the statute inflicts an actual or imminently-threatened injury on any Brady Campaign member,” U.S. District Court Judge Julie Robinson wrote Friday.

As a result, Robinson said, the district court couldn’t consider the merits of the Brady Campaign’s arguments.
 

Diversity Becomes A Key Focus For The U.S. Gun Industry
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
While there were a wide range of topics covered by the 21 speakers (including several who participated on multiple panels), the clear intent of the 2015 Industry Summit was to reach out to minority communities, including African-Americans, Asians, Hispanics, and women.
 

TX: Woman shoots man trying to rob her at gas station
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
A woman was "cool as a cucumber" Friday evening when she opened fire at a man who tried to rob her at a gas station in northeast Harris County, sheriff's deputies said.

The woman, in her mid-30s, pulled into an Exxon station about 6 p.m. along FM 2100 and Saddle Creek Farms Drive.

She was in the driver's seat when a man suddenly got into the passenger side. He pulled out a knife and demanded her cash, Harris County sheriff's deputies said.
 

TX: Rangel: Passage of gun bills didn't please every supporter
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
While some Republican lawmakers were happy the Legislature finally passed both gun bills, others said campus carry was gutted and open carry didn’t go far enough.

Like Students for Concealed Carry, they said campus carry was watered down considerably because it will allow public colleges and universities to designate “gun-free zones.”
 

WA: SAF files notice of appeal in I-594 federal lawsuit
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
The Second Amendment Foundation filed a notice of appeal this morning with the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, the next step in its challenge to Initiative 594, the 18-page gun control and handgun registration scheme approved by voters in November, less than 24 hours after the Seattle P-I.com reported that the measure had “survived a federal court challenge.”

Not so fast, seems to be what SAF and its co-plaintiffs are saying this morning. The District Court judge in Tacoma dismissed the case on “standing,” without a hearing on the actual merits of the lawsuit. An appeal to the Ninth Circuit is aimed at getting a reversal, remand and hearing on the lawsuit.
 

The pitfalls of assuming ‘original intent’ of Founders
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
James Madison wrote the Second Amendment, indeed the first draft of the entire Bill of Rights, in the late spring of 1789. His chief source was the list of 132 amendments recommended by six state ratifying conventions. His intentions were political rather than philosophical, namely to appease the reluctant rectifiers by taking their suggested limitations on federal authority seriously. None of the proposed amendments mentioned the right to bear arms. Three mentioned the fear of a standing army. The Second Amendment was designed to assure that national defense would remain in the hands of state militia, not a professional army. The right to bear arms, in Madison’s mind, was not a natural right, but derived from service in the militia.
 

NC: Williams Mullen Files Brief with NC Supreme Court to Protect Rights of Shooting Range Owners
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
On June 1, 2015, the North Carolina Supreme Court accepted an amicus brief from the Second Amendment Foundation, authored by Camden R. Webb in a case that challenges the ability of a county ordinance to completely prohibit the construction and operation of shooting ranges, thus preventing the exercise of protected Second Amendment activities inside the county.
 

House votes to let nonviolent ex-felons restore gun rights
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
In a significant victory for Second Amendment rights, the House this week voted to let non-violent felons win back their gun rights.

Citing a grandfather who as a college student became a felon for writing a bad rent check, Colorado Republican Rep. Ken Buck said that nonviolent ex-felons should be able to apply to restore their gun rights.

"America is a land of second chances. One mistake should not define your future," he said. The House agreed on a voice vote to his amendment to the Justice appropriations bill.
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence. —CHARLES A. BEARD

COPYRIGHT POLICY: The posting of copyrighted articles and other content, in whole or in part, is not allowed here. We have made an effort to educate our users about this policy and we are extremely serious about this. Users who are caught violating this rule will be warned and/or banned.
If you are the owner of content that you believe has been posted on this site without your permission, please contact our webmaster by following this link. Please include with your message: (1) the particulars of the infringement, including a description of the content, (2) a link to that content here and (3) information concerning where the content in question was originally posted/published. We will address your complaint as quickly as possible. Thank you.

 
NOTICE:  The information contained in this site is not to be considered as legal advice. In no way are Keep And Bear Arms .com or any of its agents responsible for the actions of our members or site visitors. Also, because this web site is a Free Speech Zone, opinions, ideas, beliefs, suggestions, practices and concepts throughout this site may or may not represent those of Keep And Bear Arms .com. All rights reserved. Articles that are original to this site may be redistributed provided they are left intact and a link to http://www.KeepAndBearArms.com is given. Click here for Contact Information for representatives of KeepAndBearArms.com.

Thawte.com is the leading provider of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and digital certificate solutions used by enterprises, Web sites, and consumers to conduct secure communications and transactions over the Internet and private networks.

KeepAndBearArms.com, Inc. © 1999-2023, All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy