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Guns in Bars: Who Wants a Shot?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Today a new law went into effect in Virginia allowing people to bring concealed weapons into bars and other venues, such as restaurants and nightclubs, that serve alcohol - so long as they don't drink. (If they do drink and carry, they can get up to six months in jail and a fine of $1,000.)

Backers of the law say there is no reason they should not be able to keep their firearms with them when entering a restaurant - both for convenience and protection. (The bad guys, they suggest, have their own weapons, and they aren't constrained by the law.)

Ed.: There is a poll. Let's help them out.
 

2010 Shotshells Roundup
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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While the terms “economical” and “shooting sports” are seldom used in the same sentence, affordable ammo options do exist, including some of this year’s new shotshell offerings. It may not necessarily be a shooters’ stimulus package, but shotshell manufacturers evidently understand our pain, with many offering affordable and quality loads that will hopefully lessen the financial burden each time you call “pull.”

Self-defense loads are also a hot topic this year. In the post-Katrina chaos, the fighting shotgun once again came into vogue. Many Americans realized that they already possessed a viable defensive firearm, and since you’re reading this magazine, it’s likely you do, too.
 

NRA Opposes Kagan
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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But in the recently decided case of McDonald v. City of Chicago, Sotomayor ignored the "settled law" of the Heller decision and signed a dissenting opinion that declared, "I can find nothing in the Second Amendment's text, history, or underlying rationale that could warrant characterizing it as 'fundamental' insofar as it seeks to protect the keeping and bearing of arms for private self-defense purposes."

It has become obvious that "settled law" is the scripted code of an anti-gun nominee's confirmation effort. The NRA is not fooled. No member of the U.S. Senate should be either.
 

NRA to score Kagan vote
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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"What remains to be explained: How will the vote factor in to candidate evaluations? How has the earlier Sotomayor vote been factored in?"
 

Mexico: 21 die in Mexican gang gun battle near Arizona border
Submitted by: R. Smith

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A massive gun battle between rival drug and migrant-trafficking gangs near the U.S. border left 21 people dead on Thursday, prosecutors said.

The clash occurred in a sparsely populated area about 12 miles from the Arizona border — a prime corridor for immigrant and drug smuggling.

Sonora's Attorney General's Office said in a statement that nine people were captured by police at the scene of the shooting, six of whom had been wounded in the confrontation. Authorities at the scene found seven rifles.

Officials did not say why the gunfight had broken out, but powerful and well-armed Mexican gangs often fight for control of smuggling routes into the United States.
 

NC: Search warrants show Apex man says he killed son in self defense
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Benjamin Lloyd Hamilton, 29, was found dead Sunday morning in his parents' home at 5625 Windlake Home southeast of Apex. Search warrants show that Linwood Hamilton, who has not been charged, says he fired the fatal shot after his son broke into the home and threatened him.

Linwood Hamilton said he and his wife were backed into their bedroom by their son. Hamilton said "he didn't have anywhere to go, that was my last resort" and shot his son with a shotgun, according to a search warrant.

Investigators said they determined that Benjamin Hamilton had broken into the residence, damaged property and communicated threats.
 

WA: Mistrial declared in deputy assault case; hung jury a second time
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"A King County jury hearing the case against former Sheriff's Deputy Paul Schene, fired following allegations that he assaulted a 15-year-old girl in a SeaTac jail cell, has deadlocked prompting a King County judge to declare a mistrial."

"Sheriff Sue Rahr fired Schene, 32, in September for numerous policy violations that included using excessive force and making false statements; Schene has appealed the sheriff's move against him. His union is appealing his termination. His partner, Brunner, received a five-day suspension for his role in the incident."

Ed.: Video of the attack is available. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy8vPkG9Lbg
 

MI: Woman won't face charges in shooting of Lansing police officer husband
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"Kathe Kacmarsky said she was trying to scare away her husband during a fight last year when she pulled the trigger of a .38-caliber revolver and seriously wounded him."

"Eaton County Prosecutor Jeff Sauter said Wednesday he would not file criminal charges in the Sept. 12 incident inside the couple's Delta Township home. Sauter said firing the gun was an act of self-defense."
 

NY: Caring Victor gun clubs aims to help
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I am a mother of a 13-year-old boy who struggles with a disability that has robbed him of his ability to walk rare, progressive neuromuscular condition called Friedreich’s ataxia. Alec has been slowly losing muscle control and now uses a wheelchair most of the time. My son has been struggling to find things to do that make him feel “cool,” like any 13-year-old boy, and I have tried to find activities that he enjoys that are somehow possible given his limitations. Knowing that Alec loves hunting and had an interest in sport/target shooting, I wanted him to pursue more outdoor activities. I decided to try to find a “shooting program” in the area.
 

FIRE Launches New Video Series With Short Film on Censorship of Gun-Related Speech
Submitted by: rick schwartz
Website: http://www.weprotectyourkids.com

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Today FIRE is proud to release a new short film, "Empty Holsters: Gun Speech on America's Campuses," highlighting widespread campus censorship of student speech about guns. The film is the first in a new FIRE series focusing on how colleges and universities across America are preventing students and faculty members from speaking out on the weightiest political issues of the day.
 

DE: Will Delaware anti-carry gun law 'enhance public safety'?
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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"And criminals? Hell, they already had their guns before the ink was dry on your application."
 

Gun Activists Gear Up To Challenge Local Gun Laws
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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By a 5-4 vote, justices ruled that most Americans can have a handgun in their homes for self-defense. It left Chicago officials scrambling to put together a new handgun law.

"We started out under the premise of one gun per person," says Mara Georges, Chicago's top lawyer. She says the city's new plan allows a person to register one handgun per month, but still bans gun shops.

Ohio State University law professor Douglas Berman says efforts to repeal gun regulations will rise, and there are hundreds of laws on the books.
 

IL: Chicago Mayor Daley plans strict handgun law
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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With the city's ban on handguns certain to be overturned, Mayor Richard Daley on Thursday introduced what city officials say would be the strictest ordinance in the United States to regulate such weapons.

The measure, which draws from ordinances across the country, would ban gun shops in Chicago and prohibit gun owners from stepping outside their homes, even onto their porches or garages, with a handgun.
 

IL: Residents pleased by high court decision on guns
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Residents of a Chicago neighborhood where an 80-year-old man shot and killed a burglar who'd broken into his home are pleased the U.S. Supreme Court supports their right to own guns for self-defense.

Seventy-eight-year-old Herman Wilder of the West Side neighborhood says he keeps a handgun under his pillow for protection. He says he thanks God for the Supreme Court's decision Monday, which eventually may make that gun legal.

Another neighbor, 50-year-old Charlene Figgins, thinks Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is living in a different Chicago than she is and that he doesn't understand the citizens' need for protection.
 

VA: Gun-rights advocates celebrate new Virginia law
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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About 60 gun lovers last night celebrated their new right to carry a concealed weapon into a restaurant.

At the O'Charley's restaurant on Mayland Drive in Henrico County, they cut a giant cake bearing the logo of the Virginia Citizens Defense League and the message: "Ban Repealed, Rights Restored."

Many wore stickers that read "Guns Save Lives," and several wore pistols on their hips.

A new state law, which took effect yesterday, allows holders of concealed weapons permits to carry hidden handguns into a restaurant or bar. Previously, guns only could be carried in the open.

Ed.: Also a video.
 

Black-robers need to read the Constitution
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Like many real Americans across this great country, while we are relieved and pleased with the McDonald v. Chicago ruling of five Supreme Court justices, I am appalled that any clear-thinking human being, much less an American sitting on the Supreme Court of the United States, could possibly believe that individual Americans have no right to self-defense. That four of the nine justices believe this is a monumental indictment against the very precepts of the American experiment, the premise of God-given individual rights and a cruel bastardization of our sacred U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.
 

WI: No debate needed--just ask Alito
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Hooray for activist judges!

For 200 years, we’ve wondered if the Second Amendment, stating “a well-regulated militia being necessary to a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” applied to each individual.

Justice Samuel Alito knows “individual self-defense is the central component of the Second Amendment,” and four justices agreed with him. How silly of us to have debated for so long, when we could have just asked him.

It is now clear that there should be no restriction on assault weapons — if the “bad guys” have them, they are now necessary for self-defense. Who needs laws, when we have Justice Alito to interpret the Constitution for us?
 

His advocacy for black self-defense is straight from the heart of Malcolm X
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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That’s from liberal Washington Post columnist Courtland Milloy, who was very impressed by Justice Clarence Thomas’ superb concurrence in the landmark gun rights case McDonald v. Chicago. As Milloy writes:

He hardly ever speaks during oral arguments, often appearing asleep on the bench. But in his written opinion Monday supporting the right to bear arms, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas roared to life....
 

NRA unlikely to derail Kagan’s confirmation
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan appears on her way to confirmation on the nation’s highest court, with Republicans showing little interest in a long-shot filibuster attempt after grueling testimony over abortion, gays in the military, and other divisive issues.

The powerful National Rifle Association attempted to spark interest in Kagan’s defeat yesterday by opposing her as someone who “has repeatedly demonstrated a clear hostility to the fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms guaranteed under the US Constitution.’’
 

Vote NO on Gun Banner Elena Kagan Nomination
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Any individual who does not believe that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right and who does not respect our God-given right of self-defense should not serve on any court, much less receive a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land. Justice Sotomayor’s blatant reversal on this critical issue requires that we look beyond statements made during confirmation hearings and examine a nominee’s entire body of work. Unfortunately, Ms. Kagan’s record on the Second Amendment gives us no confidence that if confirmed to the Court, she will faithfully defend the fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms of law-abiding Americans.
 

Kagan dodges and weaves on natural rights
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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That issue is this: Do we each have rights because they are granted to us by government, or because those rights exist whether government recognizes them or not? That's what the American Revolution was all about. George III and the English Parliament said our rights were no more or less than what they granted to us. We replied in our Declaration of Independence that we each have "certain inalienable rights" that are independent of and superior to the will of our governors, thus legitimate law requires the consent of the governed.
 

FL: Argument Ends in Shooting
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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An Alturas man wielding a weed trimmer who threatened his 68-year-old neighbor was shot twice Thursday and now faces a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

Darren Lee Wilkerson, 40, of 365 80 Foot Road in Alturas, was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center for treatment of his wounds, but later was released and was booked into the Polk County Jail on Thursday night.

Wilkerson's neighbor, Willard Bruce, 68, of Alturas, wasn't injured.

Bruce wasn't arrested. A sheriff's report called the shooting self-defense.
 

TX: 15 year old boy uses his father's gun to stop 2 home invaders
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Police say that a 15 year old boy, who is the son of a Harris County, TX Sheriff's Deputy, was at home with his 12 year old sister at about 2:45pm when a pair of criminals attempted to break in through the home's front door. After failing to gain entry through the front door, one of the home invaders reportedly broke open a window and attempted to enter, at which point the 15 year old boy grabbed and fired his father's rifle, causing the intruders to flee. A potential suspect, who was suffering from a gunshot wound, was reportedly found at a local hospital, and police are investigating. The 15 year old boy and the 12 year old girl were unharmed, according to news reports.
 

TX: El Paso City Hall Hit by Drug Bullets
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The city hall for El Paso is located just about 2800 feet directly opposite this location on the United States side. It initially was reported that two shots came across the river and struck the city hall building. El Paso City Hall is an all glass multi-storied building.... The assistant city manager was having a meeting in her office when a loud noise was heard and shattered glass began falling on the rooms occupants. No one was injured but they reported that they all dropped to the floor and crawled out of the office. After closer inspection it was announced yesterday that the building had suffered , seven hits by automatic AK-47 rifles. Only the drug gangs in Juarez are known to carry and use such high powered weapons.
 

FL: Gun ruling changes nothing in Florida
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The U.S. Supreme Court broadened gun rights for some, but Florida residents won't see any effects.

The state is one of 27 with no regulations. Some states, such as California, New York, Illinois and others, have an assault weapons ban or some other form of localized gun control.

The court's decision could kick open the door for more lawsuits from citizens who think their state laws are too restrictive and violate the Constitution.

Such lawsuits aren't expected to happen in Florida.

"Florida gun laws are, in my opinion, satisfactory," said Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey. "We don't need anything."
 

CA: Gun rights survive by narrow margin
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The Supreme Court issued a 214-page decision Monday denying states and cities the ability to ban firearms ownership by a thin 5-4 majority. Reading the document provides frightening insight into the four liberal judges who voted against protecting the fundamental freedoms in our Constitution, not just the Second Amendment.

While pro-gun groups and proponents are hailing this as a major victory and step forward to protect firearms rights, which it is, the closeness of this vote is alarming. Yes, we might be able to roll back a lot of moronic restrictions on gun ownership (like California's selective ban on some types of handguns under the guise they are "unsafe"). But the court is just one heartbeat away from going to the dark side.
 

Kagan disarms and deflects
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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...In a pair of 5-4 decisions, the court found that the confusingly worded amendment protects an individual right to own handguns. Armies of constitutional experts have argued that it does, or does not.

Kagan declined to reveal her own view except to say that now that the court has decided, the matter is "settled law" that she will respect as legal precedent. Which raises a second point: All recent Supreme Court nominees have made similar pledges. All have broken them.

Sonia Sotomayor said during her hearings last year that the court had clearly decided what the Second Amendment meant, but last month she voted to ignore that very precedent.
 

ME: Freed slaves valued gun rights, and so do we today
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The court's sole black justice noted that when occupying Union armies left the South after Reconstruction and white majorities returned to political power, one of their top priorities was to disarm freed slaves.

So, those who had supported the abolition of slavery turned to the Second Amendment.

They said that black Americans, because they now shared all the rights of citizenship with every other American, had the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense against the depredations of re-empowered white Southerners who sought to use violence to deprive them of their constitutional rights.
 

IN: New Indiana gun law in place, but debate isn’t over
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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It is considered the most controversial law to take effect in Indiana this year — on July 1, for the first time, employers cannot stop employees from bringing a gun to work as long as that employee has a permit to carry and keeps it locked in their car and out of sight.

Gun rights advocates call it a victory for the Second Amendment.

“It’s not about guns, it’s about freedom,” said Mark Vanderberg of South Bend, who said a person’s vehicle is their personal property and they should be allowed to protect themselves going to and from the workplace.

But business owners say what about their rights?
 

MI: It pays to pick your battles, as mom always said
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The city of Flint may not have that maternal voice in the back of its head, but it does have the reasoned opinion of its paid attorney, and that professional voice is telling city leaders with objective assurance that it should drop its ban on openly carrying weapons in public.

The ordinance is laudatory, in a city wracked by gun violence. But it runs butt-end into a state law that says citizens can openly carry holstered weapons in public places.

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But as the citizens and city leaders of Chicago learned on Monday, fighting to restrict gun rights in any fashion not only swims against strong public sentiment and strong interest groups, it usually bounces off a broad and intractable Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
 

IL: Conceal/carry gun rights meeting draws emotional crowd in Chicago
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A capacity crowd turned out on Chicago's South Side last night for an emotional debate on whether people in Illinois should be allowed to carry concealed weapons, specifically guns.

This week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned Chicago's handgun ban has inflamed rhetoric on both sides of the 2nd Amendment issue and the "Town Hall" meeting sponsored by Illinoiscarry.com and the Illinois National Rifle Association was timed perfectly.

The meeting was held at Chicago State University following earlier controversy this week when the Chicago Park District pulled a permit for a meeting inside the Tuley Park field house citing concern there would be too many people.
 

Supreme Court Handgun Ban Ruling Stirs Up Controversy
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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In the days since the Supreme Court ruled against the long-standing Chicago gun ban, the decision has filled the nation with an impassioned debate.

Representatives from the Second Amendment Foundation, for example, have called the ruling "our call to action," and promised to take on other restrictive gun laws across the nation.

This sentiment was echoed by Richard A. Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association, who said that the decision was in accordance with "the timeless vision" of the Founding Fathers and the spirit of the Bill of Rights.
 

IL: Mayor Daley backs off plan to limit residents to one gun
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Mayor Daley today backed off his plan to limit Chicagoans to one handgun — and dropped the idea of requiring liability insurance — in a watered-down replacement to Chicago’s “unenforceable” handgun ban.

The mayor’s ordinance — approved by the City Council’s Police Committee and poised for approval by the full council at a special meeting on Friday — was considerably weaker than Daley and top mayoral aides had initially described.

Instead of limiting possession to one handgun for every qualified person living in a home, it allows those persons to each register “one handgun-per-month.”

Ed.: Know that Daley's retreat is due to external pressure.
 

Mcdonald Decision & National Training Week On Gun Talk
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Alan Gura and Alan Gottlieb discuss the Supreme Court’s decision on McDonald v. Chicago when they join Tom Gresham this Sunday, July 4th, on Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk (R) Radio, the only nationally-syndicated radio talk show about guns and the shooting sports.

Alan Gura, of Gura & Possessky, P.L.L.C, has now argued and won both landmark gun-rights cases brought before the Supreme Court – District of Columbia v. Heller in 2008, and most recently, McDonald v. Chicago. “The Second Amendment is a normal part of the Bill of Rights – that much is the essential rule of McDonald v. City of Chicago,” writes Gura on scotusblog.com.
 

New Chicago Gun Regs
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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For now, please note that many of the rumors and early reports about what it contains are not accurate or vague in potentially misleading ways.

From our perspective, we are most interested in learning whether the new law addresses our litigation objectives. Two years ago, Chicago did not have perfect gun laws outside of what we challenged, and we’re not expecting perfection now. We do want to see whether the problems we identified are being addressed, and whether or not new problems are being created that merit addressing in this context. On the latter score, it is gratifying to see that some of the more radical proposals have not materialized.
 

McDonald--A Victory for the Second Amendment
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The Second Amendment is a normal part of the Bill of Rights – that much is the essential rule of McDonald v. City of Chicago. In the glass-two-drops-full department, opponents of the right to arms find refuge in statements recalling that the Second Amendment “does not imperil every law regulating firearms.” We can all breathe easier knowing that airport metal detectors are going nowhere.

Of course, the First Amendment, a Bill of Rights provision with which the courts are vastly more experienced, does not imperil the overwhelming majority of speech regulations. For example, the police may ask those of us reveling in the McDonald decision to keep the party within our neighborhoods’ defined maximum noise levels.
 

NC: GRNC Joins Suit Against North Carolina Gun Ban
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Grass Roots North Carolina has joined Michael Bateman, Virgil Green, Forrest Minges, Jr., and the Second Amendment Foundation in a lawsuit against the state's emergency powers gun ban.

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Filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, the lawsuit contends state statutes forbidding carrying of firearms and ammunition during declared states of emergency, as well as laws enabling government officials to prohibit purchase, sale and possession of firearms and ammunition are unconstitutional because they forbid the exercise of Second Amendment rights as affirmed by Monday's Supreme Court ruling in McDonald v. Chicago.
 

NC: No guns in an emergency
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The gun lawsuit filed against North Carolina and the town of King hinges on a couple of interesting provisions in state law.

G.S. 14-288.7 makes it "unlawful for any person to transport or possess off his own premises any dangerous weapon or substance in any area in which a declared state of emergency exists ..."

G.S. 14-288.12 authorizes municipalities to enact ordinances that impose prohibitions and restrictions during a state of emergency upon the movement of people, the operations of businesses and "upon the possession, transportation, sale, purchase, and consumption of alcoholic beverages; and upon the possession, transportation, sale, purchase, storage, and use of dangerous weapons and substances, and gasoline ..."
 

NH: Nottingham heat: A town's sensible policy
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If you're a town employee in Nottingham, every day is now Take Your Gun To Work Day. Selectmen unanimously approved an ordinance on June 21 that allows employees to carry guns on town property. As the town's original settlers might have said, "Huzzah!"

Gun haters will worry about bloodshed if the town recycling officer finds a bin of improperly sorted plastics and papers. But this policy is nothing to get excited about. Aside from the library probably getting quieter, little is likely to come of the change.

For years, Nottingham employees have been allowed to pack heat as long as they got written permission from the Board of Selectmen.
 

Chicago weighs efforts to curtail gun violence
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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But experts trying to quell the street violence say illegal guns are plentiful and gun control laws do not address the underlying problem -- guns in the hands of poor, angry and frustrated residents who open fire over drug-dealing turf and the smallest slights.

"Chicago is known to be a gangster city all the way back to the Al Capone days," said Tio Hardiman, director of the group CeaseFire, which employs former gang members as counselors to defuse confrontations. "People expect violence in Chicago ... we have a subculture of violence."

"You can buy a gun (illegally) just as easy as a pair of bootlegged gym shoes or a fake Gucci purse," he said.

Ed.: Whew, at least you can't buy a handgun *legally* in Chicago!
 

UT: Handguns on Campus Make Utah Colleges Model After Court Rulings
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Students at Utah Valley University and other public colleges in the state are free to carry concealed handguns on campus if they have a permit. Nick Moyes is one of them.

“It’s about self-defense, the ability to defend yourself,” said Moyes, 28, a student who brings his Sig Sauer P-226 9mm handgun onto campus in Orem, Utah, every chance he gets. “That’s a God-given right.”

Moyes’s pistol-packing privilege has nothing to do with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling June 28 that will likely be used to attack gun laws across the U.S. In 2007, Utah said holders of concealed-weapons permits like Moyes may bring such weapons onto campus, providing that right long before the justices ruled.
 

PA: Concealed carry permits in Pa. lawmakers’ crosshairs
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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State Rep. Bryan Lentz (D-161) and Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato (D) attacked a legal loophole Friday that allows Pennsylvanians barred from carrying a concealed weapon to obtain a permit from Florida.

Dubbed the "Florida Loophole" by the two Democrats, has been backed by police chiefs from throughout Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia's Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
Thanks to the government’s past record, it is unfortunately very predictable that, in spite of the severe penalties mandated, tens of thousands of people will not comply at all (with Bill C-68). A new class of criminal will be created among harmless citizens whose previous lawbreaking may have resulted in nothing more than parking tickets. — Lee Morrison, Canadian Mounted Police

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