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Stimulus Dollars Funded Mexican Coffin Industry through “Operation Fast and Furious”
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Not content with just using American tax dollars to subsidize foreign “green jobs” that replaced U.S. jobs, the Obama administration used stimulus dollars to pay for purchases of guns by Mexican drug lords in “Operation Fast and Furious,” resulting in the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent and many Mexicans. That stimulated nothing, except for Mexico’s coffin industry, notes Mark Steyn in the National Review.
 

Fast And Furious – Batfe Director Starts Talking While Washington Post Keeps Spinning the Truth
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Some of the firearms straw-purchased in Arizona for Mexican drug cartels, and allowed to “walk” by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Operation Fast and Furious, may have been paid for with taxpayer money, by paid informants of the Drug Enforcement Administration and FBI, according to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).

 

MD: What is self-defense? Fatal shooting raises questions
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For prosecutors, the question of whether to charge Ibrahimi boiled down to what happened when he confronted Angel outside the store.

It didn't matter that Angel - an illegal immigrant with only traffic crimes on his record in Maryland - was trying to run away at the time of the shooting, Roessler said. Under his reading of state law, a store owner is allowed to pursue a thief and try to reclaim his property.

"The owner was under no obligation to remain in his store or to retreat," Roessler said.

He added that since Angel said in the store he had a gun, Ibrahimi was within his rights to use lethal force when he saw the man swing his arm around.
 

NH: New Hampshire governor weighing bill expanding deadly force law
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Five years ago, New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch blocked gun rights advocates’ effort to expand a person’s right to use deadly force in self-defense without first attempting to retreat in New Hampshire. He may not be able to do it again this year.

Gun rights advocates have put a similar bill on his desk and the Republican-controlled House and Senate passed it by enough votes to override a veto should Lynch choose to reject the bill.

The Democratic governor has until midnight Wednesday to act. Associations representing police chiefs and sheriffs are urging him to veto it.
 

NH: Bird's bill: Good gun law changes
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Legislators have fixed that flaw in the law, and others. The changes are contained in Senate Bill 88, which landed on the governor's desk on Friday.

The bill contains four changes.

1. It removes the mandatory sentence for felony criminal threatening with a firearm convictions.

2. It removes from the definition of criminal threatening the mere display of a firearm.

3. It allows people to use deadly force in self defense if they are in any place they have a right to be.

4. It gives citizens immunity from civil (but not criminal) prosecution if they use force in defense of themselves or someone else.

We don't see the need for change No. 3, but we don't think it will make New Hampshire a more violent place, either.
 

AZ: Guns in Arizona: Legislator's gun highlights debate
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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State Sen. Lori Klein did not intend to make a political statement when she carried a loaded weapon into the state Capitol two days after the mass shooting outside Tucson. The raspberry-pink handgun was simply in her purse, alongside her lipstick and keys.

But when security tried to stop the Anthem Republican from carrying the .380 Ruger into the legislative chambers, which were filled with dignitaries for the governor's annual address, her action became public. And, as is the case with much involving firearms, it also became political.
 

TX: Packing pistols: Is Texas safer with more licensed to carry?
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The Texas legislature has passed a bill allowing employees to keep guns locked in their cars while at work. Lawmakers also had considered allowing concealed handguns to be carried onto college campuses.

The legislation begs a question: does it do good or harm to have thousands of Texans legally carrying concealed handguns?

KHOU 11 News took aim at finding some answers.

There are now over 20,000 citizens in Harris County alone licensed to carry concealed handguns.
 

WA: Everett cop's firing shouldn't be made into a labor battle
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Courageous battles have been fought over pay and hours, fairness and working conditions. What about fighting for a job badly done?

If a worker disregards employer policy to the extent that a life is lost, is that worthy of a labor battle?

That's exactly what we're seeing in the Everett Police Officers Association complaint over the firing of Troy Meade. The union filed its grievance July 1, claiming Meade was disciplined without just cause and in violation of its contract with the city.

It's an ugly and inexplicable new chapter in Everett's labor history.
 

Ted Nugent whacks and stacks concerts, critters and critics
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Ted Nugent is heard loud and clear by millions of people each year, and we’re not even talking about the rock ’n’ roll music assault he’s been making on the ears of his fans for more than 40 years.

The 63-year-old rock guitarist says he devotes all summer to concerts and about 10 months to hunting. Meantime, he takes no time off throughout the year from his favorite sports of “crushing liberals, destroying animal rights, defending Second Amendment rights and exposing the monsters who hold political office.”
 

DC: Critics take aim at new D.C. handgun legislation
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The resolution calls on Mayor Vince Gray to appoint an agency to act as the FFL for the city, which currently has none and therefore no way to legally transfer handguns into the city since proprietor Charles Sykes closed the sole gun shop in D.C. in April.

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"They need to come to terms with the fact that the Second Amendment applies to them," Alan Gura, the attorney who is bringing the new lawsuit against D.C., said.

Gura filed suit in federal court in May on behalf of the Second Amendment Foundation and three D.C. residents who legally own handguns in other states but can't bring them into the city under current law.
 

AZ: Guns in Arizona: The laws, lore and lifestyle
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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When the Colt Single Action Army revolver officially became Arizona's state gun on April 28, it was more than just a symbolic nod to the past.

State lawmakers who promoted and passed the measure made it clear that firearms are a part of the contemporary Arizona lifestyle, not to mention the state's politics and economy, as well as its legends and lore.

Arizona has long been known as one of the most gun-friendly states in the union, with a reputation as a place where the right to keep and bear arms is not only respected but celebrated.
 

IA: 'Shall issue' gun law sparks surge of new permits
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The sound --- a sharp, short crack --- evoked a range of reactions.

There were startled jumps from the inexperienced and subtle twitches from seasoned hands. For them, the sound of a .380 shell being expended wasn't unusual. Waverly native Jean Doeppke then fired four more rounds at a paper target.

Afterward, Doeppke wasn't sure how well she did. It was her first time shooting her new handgun, which she bought at a sports shop in Waverly. The decision to buy the gun wasn't hard.

"I just took off and decided I'd get me a little handgun," she said.
 

VA: Gun law change nullifies local ordinances
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An amendment to the state pneumatic gun law that went into effect July 1 overrides ordinances in Henry County and Martinsville.

The amendment bars any state locality “from adopting an ordinance that prohibits the shooting of pneumatic guns on private property, with permission of the owner of the property, if reasonable care is taken to prevent a projectile from crossing the bounds of the property.” The bill also invalidates any local ordinances that conflict with it.

That is according to a summary of SB 757, which was introduced by state Sen. Roscoe Reynolds, D-Ridgeway.
 

Obama Administration Plans New Gun Control Oppression
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As we pass the six-month anniversary of the tragic Tucson shooting, multiple press reports indicate the Obama administration is planning to unveil new, but unspecified, gun control initiatives.

At a Thursday briefing, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said, “As you know, the President directed the Attorney General to form working groups with key stakeholders to identify common-sense measures that would improve Americans’ safety and security while fully respecting Second Amendment rights. That process is well underway at the Department of Justice with stakeholders on all sides working through these complex issues. And we expect to have some more specific announcements in the near future.”
 

WI: Web training could suffice for concealed carry
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Wisconsin residents who want to carry a concealed handgun legally need to be trained first -- but the state's new law could allow applicants to satisfy that requirement without ever touching a gun.

The concealed-carry measure became law Friday when Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed it. A few minor parts take effect right away, but most aspects don't go into effect until November.
 

PA: He'll be there for you with his gun
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The bill expands and further defines an individual's right to use deadly force inside or outside of the individual's residence, or occupied vehicle. It eliminates an individual's duty to retreat before using deadly force if the person is in a place that he/she has a right to be and believes that deadly force is necessary to protect himself or another person against death, serious bodily injury, kidnapping, or sexual intercourse compelled by force or threat.

Note that this is not a license to kill. It is protection from frivolous lawsuits based on the negligence of someone else or an over zealous prosecutor.
 

ATF Tampa Division Walked Guns to Honduras and to MS13 Gang Members
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There are now reports that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Tampa Field Division, ran a gun-running investigation that was walking guns to Honduras using the techniques and tactics identical to Fast and Furious. 1,000 of those guns were sold to MS13 buyers.
 

WI: Wisconsin’s Walker signs must-issue carry permits into law
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On Friday, Governor Scott Walker signed a bill that made Wisconsin the 49th state to allow law-abiding citizens to carry firearms. Walker had tried to get the bill passed for years while a state legislator, but his Democratic predecessor, Jim Doyle, and Democrats in the legislature had stymied those efforts. This time the bill passed with bipartisan support and allows Wisconsin residents to get permits on a must-issue basis — meaning that the state cannot deny a permit application without justifiable cause, such as a felony record.
 

Did ATF train corrupt Mexican police?
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Escalating a scandal that could rock the Obama administration, it has emerged the U.S. government trained Mexican police officers in precincts known to be corrupt as part of a scheme that ended up running guns into Mexico.

"Project Gunrunner" was run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF, in conjunction with the Justice Department and the FBI.

As part of the project, the ATF conducted 12 training sessions for Mexican police in several Mexican cities, according to the Government Accountability Office, or GAO. The ATF trained officers at police stations that were raided and shut down by the Mexican government as part of a massive corruption sting in which police officers were arrested.
 

OR: Oregon State Police, dozens of times a day, has no trooper to respond
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LA GRANDE -- Oregon State Police Trooper Dan Routt spotted the gray pickup hauling a huge cargo trailer at 81 mph.

"That's not good," Routt said, urging his Crown Victoria patrol car into high speed to catch the driver on Interstate 84.

Routt cited the driver, warning him to adjust his mirrors to see better who's around. For Routt, the stop may have spared an accident. Keeping Oregon highways safe is a true calling for him. He's covered enough fatal accidents to know the risks of speed.

But state police are challenged to field enough troopers such as Routt. The agency was returning to round-the-clock patrols statewide when the recession hit. Hiring stopped. Calls for help go unanswered. And, according to one study, more people
 

MI: Detroit cop injured in fiery crash on I-96 was drunk, chief says
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A Detroit police sergeant pulled from his smoldering cruiser early Thursday morning on Interstate 96 moments before the crashed car burst into flames was under the influence of alcohol and a controlled substance, the city's police chief said Saturday night.

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"Alleged conduct of this nature will lead me to seek dismissal of the sergeant from the Detroit Police Department," Godbee said. "I owe that to the citizens of Detroit and the thousands of Detroit Police Department members who serve this city with honor and integrity."
 

WA: Corrections secretary videotaped leaving hotel with subordinate
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Shocking new allegations have surfaced against former corrections secretary Eldon Vail, including a video that a DOC source says shows the secretary leaving a motel with a subordinate.

The video of the alleged noon-time affair was filmed at a Motel 6 on Thursday, one day before Vail suddenly resigned.

Vail, in an interview with the Seattle Times, said he resigned after learning about the video the DOC source had taken. He also told the newspaper he had an affair with an employee, which he called "inappropriate."

KOMO News obtained the video on Friday, and confirmed on Tuesday that the individuals seen in the footage are Vail and a woman who worked for him. KOMO News has also confirmed the motel is less than two miles from DOC
 

What a Shock… Obama to Unveil New Gun Control Reforms
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Obama Stimulus Cash + Fast and Furious gunwalking program = dead US border agents & Mexican Police + new Obama regulations

Shocker! Our far left president will soon unveil new gun control reforms.
The Huffington Post reported:

Half a year after the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), the Obama administration is set to release a series of reforms to the current gun law, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said on Thursday.

The reforms, which are being crafted by the Department of Justice, come after a series of meetings with relevant stakeholders in the Second Amendment debate. But in a nod to the difficulties of getting legislation through a Republican-run House of Representatives, only executive orders or ad
 

WA: Ex-prisons chief says he had affair with staffer
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Washington's former secretary of corrections said Tuesday that he abruptly departed his job last week because of an extramarital affair with a subordinate.

In an interview with The Seattle Times, Eldon Vail said that he learned last week of a video that apparently showed him and the employee leaving a motel near Olympia. He said he heard rumors that the video may be made public, so he decided his only choice was to resign.

"This is no one's fault but my own," Vail, 59, told The Times. "It's not the employee's fault. It is not my wife's fault."

Vail said the relationship was inappropriate and that he is trying to work it out with his wife. He declined to discuss the employee or say how long their relationship lasted.

Ed.: The Governor says there won't even be an investigation to see if he violated state law.
 

NJ: Judge rules use of GPS to track a cheating spouse is not an invasion of privacy
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Beware, all you cheating husbands and wives.
The use of a GPS device to track your whereabouts is not an invasion of privacy in New Jersey, a state appellate court panel ruled today.
Based on the battle of a divorcing Gloucester County couple, the decision helps clarify the rules governing a technology increasingly employed by suspicious spouses--many of whom hire private investigators. ...
No state law governs the use of GPS tracking devices, and the ruling, which does not affect police officers, is the first to address the issue, said Jimmie Mesis, past president of the New Jersey Licensed Private Investigators Association.
 

PA: Police Officer Charged With Corruption Of Minors
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LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. -- State police tell News 8 that a police officer in Manheim, Lancaster County is charged with Corruption of Minors.

Ephrata State Police say they arrested 36-year-old Stephen Watson.

He was a member of the Manheim Borough Police Department.

A police report says a 17-year-old female victim says he had contact with her in an inappropriate manner between December 2006 and June 2010 at his home on Cambridge lane in Warwick Township.

Read more: http://www.wgal.com/news/28496665/detail.html#ixzz1RdDbl4HV
 

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