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PA: Phila. police officer, boxer arrested in casino brawl
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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - July 16, 2011 (WPVI) -- An off duty Philadelphia police officer was arrested in Atlantic City early Saturday morning for an overnight brawl.

Atlantic City Police say it happened shortly after 3:00am Saturday morning inside Bally's Wild West Casino.

Police say the Atlantic City officer was off duty but was wearing his patrol uniform, when Junior Middleweight boxer Gabriel Rosario punched the officer in the mouth.

Rosario had won a boxing match earlier in the evening at the casino.

Rosario was arrested along with five others, including Philadelphia Police Officer Eliezer Morales of the 16th district.

 

Sometimes, it does take a village…
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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"Well, in addition to a 'short-range FM radio transmitter,' we learn 'villagers raised their own volunteer scout force [and] armed it with homemade shotguns'... "

Submitter's note: Includes video.
 

NV: Homeowner speaks out after shooting intruders
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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That's when the group of four allegedly pulled out guns, and started beating-up David.

"It was all mostly a blur," he says.

David says he pretended he got knocked out, so the intruders left him in the kitchen, and started going through the apartment. Little did they know, David keeps a gun in the kitchen.

"I was lucky enough where they stopped paying attention to me long enough where I could grab my gun," he says. "I came up and I fired at the one that was standing with a gun."

The intruder who was hit by the bullet, managed to run out of the apartment with two of the others. But one armed man was still inside, and coming toward David. So David says he fired again, killing that last intruder.
 

AZ: Victims decry public's acceptance of violence
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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The family of Cooley, the bouncer who died that night, sees it exactly the opposite way. That madmen and violent criminals roam the streets shows that decent citizens need to be armed.

Borhauer, Cooley's mother, said no law would have stopped her son from being shot that night. "I don't think there's a way," she said, sitting next to a photo of her slain son. "I think if somebody's going to do it, if somebody has it in their mind to do it, they'll find a gun."
 

NRA Takes on the United Nations
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Last week I went to New York to attend a meeting that should concern every gun owner and freedom-loving American in this great nation.

NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and I attended a committee meeting at United Nations headquarters to send a simple, unequivocal message to the international bureaucrats who want to eliminate your right to keep and bear arms: An international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) that in any way, shape or form affects the constitutional rights of American gun owners is completely unacceptable.
 

IL: Father aquitted of murder after shooting attacker at bus stop
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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A judge in Cook County, Illinois ruled that Elliot Mayfield (53), a former drug counselor, acted in self-defense when he fatally shot a man who attacked him and his daughters at a bus stop last year. This acquittal resulted in Mayfiled’s release from the prison where he has been since February of 2010.
 

ME: New era in Maine as State House tightens security, to add metal detectors and X-ray machines
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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However, movement has been slow in a state where public money is tight, people prize their right to bear arms and the gun ownership rate is high. Just this spring, a bill was introduced that sought to allow guns in the State House, but it was withdrawn by its sponsor.

"It's always been a sticky issue with the public, balancing free access with people feeling safe," said Gauvin.

The move to tighter security is part of a national trend and he's studying how other state capitols implement their systems.
 

NRA's Wayne LaPierre Addresses U.N. "Anti-Gun Elitists"
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Mr. Chairman, thank you for this brief opportunity to address the committee. I am Wayne LaPierre and for 20 years now, I have served as Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association of America.

The NRA is the largest and most active firearms rights organization in the world and I am proud to defend the tens of millions of lawful people NRA represents.

This present effort for an Arms Trade Treaty, or ATT, is now in its fifth year. We have closely monitored this process with increasing concern.

We've watched, and read ... listened and monitored. Now, we must speak out.
 

Family of U.S. agent slain in Mexico demands to know gun source
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Five months after U.S. immigration agent Jaime Zapata was shot to death by a Mexican drug cartel, his family is demanding to know whether the weapons were purchased in the United States and smuggled into Mexico under the now-defunct Fast and Furious operation.

The family complains that U.S. authorities in Washington and Texas have refused to answer crucial questions about the Feb. 15 ambush on a four-lane highway in northern Mexico.
 

Australia: Push for guns in schools
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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The Shooters and Fishers Party has won the support of the O'Farrell Government to increase shooting as a sport in schools.

The gun control lobby and even some in the Coalition see the minor party's long-held ambition to get more guns into the hands of children as the price the government must pay for the support of Shooters MPs, Robert Borsak and Robert Brown. It relies on the pair to get its legislation through a hostile upper house.

At the top of their wish list is the relaxation of the tight system for registering firearms and an end to the ban on hunting in national parks. But the Shooters also want to remove red tape so NSW's 650 public and independent high schools are free to choose shooting as a sport.
 

The UN is After Your Guns
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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A UN committee wrapped up a week-long series of meetings on a massive treaty that could undermine both U.S. sovereignty and the Second Amendment. This is the third round of meetings by the so-called “preparatory committee” on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) as the UN gears up for final negotiations in 2012.

The most comprehensive treaty of its kind, the ATT would regulate weapons trade throughout the world on everything from battleships to bullets.

And as information trickles out of Turtle Bay in New York City, it is obvious the UN is getting more clever about taking the focus off of “small arms.”
 

VT: Vermont's freedom score
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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So what does Vermont do right? Our respect for the individual right to bear arms, including our open-carry and non-permit concealed carry gun laws, heavily influence our positive personal freedom ranking. So does our allowance of same-gender unions. Arrests for victimless crimes are also low here and asset-forfeiture rules tend to favor personal property protection. Not that there is no room for improvement -- Vermont has full state control of beer, wine, and spirits distribution, smoking bans are extensive and cigarette taxes are high. Campaign-finance limits are also quite strict but, overall, paternalistic impulses have been kept in check. Not bad.
 

PA: Regulation goes too far, say Pocono doctors
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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A Florida law passed in June and currently being challenged in federal court has doctors up in arms, claiming their First Amendment rights have been shot to pieces.

The legislation, the first of its kind in the nation, forbids physicians from asking patients about their gun ownership in the course of a medical examination unless there's a direct safety concern, such as a mental health issue.

Patients can, however, initiate the dialogue themselves.
 

AZ: A life-or-death question
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Arizona has some of the least restrictive gun laws in the nation. It also has one of the highest rates of gun deaths in the country.

But how closely are guns and violence connected?

The answer, like much involving guns in America, is complicated.

There is no shortage of research on the topic of guns and violence, giving both sides of the debate plenty of support for their views. Adding to the muddle, interest groups favoring gun control or gun rights find additional backing from a web of public-opinion polls, lending a Rorschach quality to the debate. With the lack of conclusive data in some cases and all the variables of human behavior in a country of 300 million, the role of guns in society remains as contested as ever.
 

AL: ATF didn't follow law and it cost lives
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Yet, ATF didn't notify the single agent in Mexico or the Mexican government. So it's obvious to me ATF was just waiting for the illegal guns to come back across the border and be used to commit a crime. The crime was committed; a U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed.

This program by ATF was obviously illegal and in total disregard to human life. If the bureau had followed the law, these people who made these "straw" purchases would be locked up and facing a minimum of 10-year consecutive sentences in federal prisons, and lives would have been saved.
 

Gun control at the border
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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The Obama administration took a concrete step toward curbing the flow of semiautomatic weapons to Mexico last week when it adopted a new regulation mandating the reporting of multiple sales of long guns to federal authorities.

Under the regulation, some 8,500 licensed gun shops in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas will be required to inform the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives when a customer buys more than one semiautomatic that is .22 caliber or greater within a five-day period.
 

Guns Gone Wild -- ATF's good intentions gone bad
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Holder determined that he could manufacture a case that guns purchased in the U.S. were responsible for all the violence in Mexico. Then Obama could use that "evidence" to make the argument that, in order to stem the violence, more stringent gun control measures were necessary, starting incrementally with restricting gun sales in Border States. As Demo Rep. Carolyn McCarthy put it, "[Obama] is with me on [gun control], and it's just going to be when that opportunity comes forward that we're going to be able to go forward."
 

"Fast and Furious" Scandal Making Cops, Citizens Furious Fast
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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When the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee released a report -- "The Department of Justice's Operation Fast and Furious: Accounts of ATF Agents -- it infuriated law enforcement officers and American citizens across the country.

One police commander in New Jersey told Law Enforcement Examiner, "We need to get to the bottom of this renegade operation fast. I am furious that our government actually contributed to the killing of two American law enforcement officers -- one in the U.S., the other in Mexico."
 

WI: Concealed-carry law a loaded issue for businesses
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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There's a term for the challenge facing businesses in complying with the state's new concealed weapons law.

"It's a hot potato," says Deborah Mitchell, executive director of the Center for Brand and Product Management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business.

Like it or not, every business in the state - for-profit, nonprofit, privately held or publicly traded - is going to have to decide how to deal with the new law by November, when it takes effect.
 

NJ: Jersey City police deem gun buy-back program a success
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Saturday’s gun buy-back program in Jersey City exceeded expectations, according to Jersey City police officials.

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The individuals who turned in the weapons were paid $100 for every rifle and shotgun, and $150 for every handgun and automatic weapon, police said.

How many guns were collected will be available later this week, officials said.

Ed.: Automatic? Yeah, right.
 

WI: Wisconsin 'concealed carry' gets support from cops
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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The new Wisconsin 'concealed carry' law has gained some support from Brown County Sheriff's Capt. Randy Schultz, who stated that "it's not the law-abiding folks with permits that will hurt you," but the criminals who are the danger. This statement by Schultz was in response to Sheboygan County District Attorney Joe DeCecco's recent criticism of state leaders for passing the law.

The ultra-Liberal Sheboygan District Attorney said that the new law will endanger police by preventing them from accessing a database of concealed carry permit holders. In response, Sheriff's Capt. Randy Schultz blasted DeCecco's ignorance of the subject, stating that "it's those that don't follow the law that are the ones that are going to hurt you."
 

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The right of a citizen to bear arms, in lawful defense of himself or the State, is absolute. He does not derive it from the State government. It is one of the high powers" delegated directly to the citizen, and `is excepted out of the general powers of government.' A law cannot be passed to infringe upon or impair it, because it is above the law, and independent of the lawmaking power." [Cockrum v. State, 24 Tex. 394, at 401-402 (1859)]

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