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Tight budgets and fewer cops equal rising crime rate
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Plunging government revenues may have the unintended consequence ... of reminding people that we are ultimately responsible for our own safety."

"The pie plate is empty and inevitable cutbacks in important public services, including law enforcement, are on the horizon. It is already happening in Oakland, Calif., where the police chief has announced that officers will no longer respond to a broad list of crimes if department layoffs go as planned."

"What's a citizen to do? Perhaps they will follow the advice of Ashtabula County, Ohio, Judge Alfred Mackey and Hudspeth County, Texas, Sheriff Arvin West. In the past few months, both have advised their neighbors to arm themselves." ...
 

The Second Amendment Foundation reports live from the UN Arms Trade Treaty Prep Committee
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"At first glance, the following report from the Second Amendment Foundation might not seem to be pertinent to Iowa residents. Think again. ..." ...

"The motto of Iowa is 'Our Liberties We Prize and Our Rights We Will Maintain.' Never truer words have been spoken. Imagine if it was one our other rights protected by the Constitution that was under attack. For example, our Freedom of Speech being considered for regulation or elimination by a UN committee of foreign diplomats, with the United States supporting the action. It would take no time at all for citizens and politicians alike to decry the chilling effects that a treaty curtailing free speech would have on a basic concept of what makes our country unique. ..." ...
 

Professor thanks 'four black men and a gun'
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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... "As the truism goes, slaves don't own guns. The Second Amendment is the ultimate right of all free men." ...
 

"Armed Citizen" Blog Closes - Site Named in Infringement Suit
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"On July 21st, The Armed Citizen received an indirect and informal notice of a lawsuit against this website and its owners, David Burnett and Clayton Cramer."

"The suit, reportedly filed in US District Court on July 20th, alleges that The Armed Citizen and its owners 'willfully copied' and infringed on original source content from the Las Vegas Review-Journal."

"According to news reports, Righthaven LLC has filed lawsuits against no less than 80 other political websites and individual blogs for 'infringement.'"

"Righthaven has offered no prior contact, cease-and-desist warnings or any attempt at good-faith resolution whatsoever." ...
 

Next big 'gun rights' battle may be over knives
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The next major battle in the right to keep and bear arms may have nothing at all to do with firearms, but with knives, and this fight will cut straight to the bone, both culturally and financially here in the Pacific Northwest."

"That is the prospect emerging from a controversy now exploding in New York City, where Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. has declared war on pocket knives. We are not talking about switchblades or butterfly knives ... but the kind of one-hand-opening pocket knives that have become popular with the majority of shooters, hunters, and other outdoorsmen and women. According to Doug Ritter, executive director of KnifeRights.org, about 80 percent of knife sales today involve this kind of knife." ...
 

Safer Streets 2010: Editors DO get the Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Yes, editors are getting it. Even the Los Angeles Times seems to understand the purpose of the second amendment when it writes that its health is the same as the health of the first amendment. Since 2003, I have said that the health of the second amendment is the primary indicator of the overall health of the nation. The Times wrote that it did not want selective enforcement from non-incorporation, because people could then come after the fourth estate on those same grounds. Thinking in terms of survival, The Times might as well have said that they see the second amendment in action as clearly as gun owners do. Breakthrough. To any publisher, censorship is the equivalent of gun control. ..." ...
 

Women Outpace Men as New Hunters
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"More women than men took up hunting last year, according to new net figures from the National Sporting Goods Association."

"While total hunters in the U.S. decreased slightly (.05 percent) between 2008 and 2009, the number of female hunters increased by 5.4 percent, netting 163,000 new participants. Growth areas for women included muzzleloading (up 134.6 percent), bowhunting (up 30.7 percent) and hunting with firearms (up 3.5 percent)."

"Data also show women outpaced men among net newcomers to target shooting with a rifle, where female participation grew by 4.1 percent." ...
 

Outdoor magazines missing the boat
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The latest issue of 'American Hunter' arrived in the mail box this week. ..."

"Right there on the cover was a blurb in big type proclaiming that the 92-page magazine had '24-pages of Canadian Adventure.' Last month, the magazine devoted about that much space to African hunting. ... Then I came to the letters."

"The lead letter was a rant ... complaining about the African hunting issue and all the other expensive hunting covered that most of us won't ever be able to afford. ..." ...

"... I was left feeling that this is what's wrong with hunting and fishing today. Nearly all the television shows and all the magazines focus on expensive hunts or fishing trips, expensive gear, and exotic locales." ...
 

AL: Lawmaker from Alabama opposes Kagan nomination
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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A U.S. senator from Alabama is speaking out against the nomination of U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

In a statement issued Thursday, Republican Sen. Richard Shelby says Kagan offered "little information" during her confirmation and that what she did say didn't sway him to support her.

He points to her comments surrounding her decision as a Harvard Law School official to bar military recruiters from the property and says he worries she has expressed hostility to the Second Amendment. He says he doesn't believe Kagan can uphold the right to bear arms.

Shelby says Kagan hasn't clarified where her politics end and her judicial philosophy begins.
 

AL: Shelby To Oppose Kagan Nomination
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"U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today issued the following statement announcing his opposition to the nomination of U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court:"

"Upon President Obama’s nomination of Ms. Kagan, I stated that I would base my decision on what I could ascertain about her judicial philosophy from other components of her record, in light of her lack of judicial experience,' said Shelby. 'What little information she offered during her confirmation hearings did not accrue to her credit, in my judgment.'" ...
 

NV: Ensign to vote against Kagan
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Elena Kagan might win confirmation to the Supreme Court, but Sen. John Ensign said Thursday she will not have his vote."

"Ensign announced he will oppose Senate confirmation of Kagan, the solicitor general and President Barack Obama's choice for the highest court."

"The decision by the conservative Nevada Republican came as little surprise. All but one Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted against Kagan when she was recommended for confirmation on Tuesday."

"Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada has said he will schedule a final vote on Kagan before senators leave for August recess. Most if not all Democrats are expected to vote for her with a small number of Republicans." ...
 

Guerrilla Sniper Rifle Project
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"My personal view is that in any coming maelstrom, most individual level 'misbehavior' will very likely manifest itself in the form of small encounters, systems disruption, and 'Clinton Rules' engagements. While small unit action is possible and may happen in some instances, I think that ... the rule will be the small, individual action. This is the territory of the guerrilla – individual, self supporting, and operating in their home AO."

"For much of this type of activity, a reasonably accurate, potent, robust, and above all portable rifle is the most desired and efficient tool possible (especially for many of the 'semi hard' targets that systems disruption activity must deal with)."

"Enter the Guerrilla Sniper Rifle." ...
 

Is there no way to appease these gods?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "These days across the nation and across this very state ... we have politicians who pontificate about the need to tighten our belts ... the social safety net be damned."

"Of course let's be honest. That net was always frayed to begin with; nowadays it's been ripped open along the seam. Nowadays, thanks to the rabid lobbying of our friends at the NRA, and informed by a warped view of the Second Amendment, we have a Supreme Court that seems hellbent on wiping from the books every gun law, however sensible, that exists." ...
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Submitter's Note: Well the only two gun laws the SCOTUS has ruled on in the last 75 years or so were complete handgun bans. So the next time an anti talks about "sensible gun laws" remember, to the antis complete bans qualify as 'sensible'.
 

FL: O'Reilly shoots self in foot
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Bill O'Reilly's condescending column on July 3, 'Gun ownership clear except to liberals,' indicates how easy it is for him to confuse issues." ...

"O'Reilly obscures the real issue about handguns — that far more murders are committed by guns in the United States than in Canada and European countries where gun control is very strictly enforced. To use Hurricane Katrina and King George of England as his best arguments for the preservation of the Second Amendment shows that gun control issues are clear except to O'Reilly and the NRA."
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Submitter's Note: The writer ignores the fact that Canada and Europe have significantly fewer murders committed by knives, fists, rocks, etc.. Murder is a societal issue, not a gun issue.
 

CA: Arming up against them
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In his diatribe against gun-control advocates, a recent letter writer calls upon an armed militia of law-abiding patriots to defend this country against those who would invade and attack us and want to see this country go under."

"His comments parrot those of conservative politicians and talk show hosts who advocate a Second Amendment solution as a way to advance their agendas."

"Problem is, the guys with the guns determine which of us are the patriots and which are the subversives, and whose policies pose a constitutional threat. My guess is, most of us who quit playing cops and robbers by age 10 fall into the subversive category." ...
 

Guns out of Heller Part 2 of 3
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In the last article, I discussed the Supreme Court's landmark case of District of Columbia v. Heller ... That case paved the way for this year's case of McDonald v. City of Chicago, which has a direct impact on your life. Depending upon who you ask, the impact of the right will either be positive or negative. The McDonald Court found that the Second Amendment applied to the states."

"The City of Chicago had one of the most restrictive gun control ordinances in the nation. The ordinance stated that no person could possess any firearm unless he or she had a valid registration certificate. ..." ...
 

The Role of Single Issue PACs
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"On July 11, 2010, Buckeye Firearms Association, a single issue Ohio political action committee (PAC), endorsed the reelection of incumbent Democrat Governor Ted Strickland over Republican challenger John Kasich."

"To 'insiders,' this endorsement decision was expected. However, we realize that not all of our readers are 'insiders' and do not necessarily follow politics closely. For them, a decision from a gun group that was not 'GOP=Endorsement' might cause some initial contrarian reactions."

"As such, we felt it might be helpful to respond to some of the generic concerns that have been expressed to us." ...
 

CO: Race turns to guns and high heels
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Republican U.S. Senate candidates Jane Norton and Ken Buck are on the defensive and that's no 'bulls--t.'" ...

"Meanwhile, the Norton campaign went on the defensive yesterday over an e-mail blast from the National Association for Gun Rights political action committee. The e-mail compares Norton to 'radical gun-banner' Sarah Brady ..."

"It goes on to question Norton's commitment to gun rights issues after Norton released a campaign ad attacking Buck for a reprimand he received when he worked for the U.S. attorney's office in Colorado a decade ago. Buck was reprimanded for openly questioning a case against Aurora gun dealer Greg Golyansky ... for selling cheap guns." ...
 

Gun Group Supports Firearms Microstamping Study
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms industry, fully supports the Firearms Microstamping Evaluation and Study Act (H.R. 5667), which calls for federal study of the ill-conceived and flawed concept of firearms microstamping. NSSF is supporting this legislation because we have grave and serious concerns about this concept. We believe that a comprehensive study will add to the scientific body of evidence now available demonstrating that microstamping is an easily defeated, fundamentally flawed concept that holds the potential for pricing firearms out of the reach of the average American. ..." ...
 

PA: Exeter Township pulls changes to gun ordinance
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Exeter Township is under fire from National Rifle Association members for proposed changes to a firearms ordinance."

"But it's all a misunderstanding, Exeter police Chief Christopher L. Neidert said Thursday."

"Rumors regarding the changes have flooded some Internet forums and are being passed door to door by residents."

"'People's interpretation of this has gone crazy,' Neidert said. 'Things have gotten totally out of hand.'"

"As a result, discussion of proposed changes to the ordinance has been pulled from the agenda at the Monday township supervisors meeting and no action will be taken. Notification will be given when supervisors will consider the changes." ...
 

Federal law prevents Arkansas State Police from influencing gun rights legislation
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"According to unnamed sources, the Arkansas State Police is opposed to legislation repealing an open carry ban in this state. The extent of their opposition is currently unknown, but if we base our expectations on what we saw in Oklahoma during their most recent legislative session, we can assume the ASP will be a principal opponent to Arkansans having their rights returned to them."

"However, it is possible the Arkansas State Police will be violating federal law if they attempt to influence future gun legislation. If the Second Amendment actually does apply to the states ... as the Supreme Court ruled it did in June, then any police organization actively campaigning against firearms legislation would be breaking U.S. law. ..." ...
 

6 Completely Legal Ways The Cops Can Screw You
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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We are so lucky to be living in an era of law when it's no longer common for, say, suspects to be interrogated with live cobras tied to the ends of nightsticks. Unfortunately, there are still many colorful ways the police can royally screw you while Lady Justice shrugs.

For instance, you might be surprised to learn that right now in the U.S., it's actually legal for the cops to..."

"#6.Steal Your Stuff" ...

"#5. Guess Your Car's Speed and Ticket You For It" ...

"#4. Arrest You For Drinking in a Bar" ...
 

FL: Former federal corrections officer gets 90 years in prison for trying to arrange murders behind bars
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"A former federal prison corrections officer guard convicted of attempting to arrange murders for hire from behind bars at the Federal Correctional Complex in Coleman has been sentenced to 90 years in prison."

"Michael E. Rudkin, 40, a former federal corrections officer in Connecticut, arrived at Coleman as an inmate after pleading guilty in August 2008 to having sex with a female inmate, then plotting with her to kill his wife."

"Ten months later, according to court documents, Rudkin solicited the help of fellow inmates to find someone on the outside to kill his ex-wife, her new boyfriend, his former inmate paramour and a federal investigator." ...
 

AZ: SB 1070 Challenger Has Questionable Past -- Officer David Salgado Accused Of Stealing Toys From Needy Children
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"Phoenix police Officer David Salgado has often said he is fighting Senate Bill 1070 in court on moral grounds."

"'I knew right then and there that I did the right thing,' Salgado said when he watched his attorney bring the first legal challenge to Arizona's new immigration law."

"But Salgado, the point man for the suit, has a moment in his past that raises questions about his morality." ...

"In 1997, David Salgado and his brother, Rick, who is also a police officer, were accused of taking toys intended for needy children and giving them to their own extended families." ...
 

MA: Colleagues 'upset' over Stoughton cop's picture with dwarf porn star (follow-up)
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"A Stoughton patrolman, already in trouble for lying about an unauthorized alteration to his service weapon, outraged his colleagues when he showed them a photograph of himself, in uniform, abandoning his patrol to pose with a dwarf porn star outside a local strip club, Police Chief Paul Shastany said."

"Patrolman Richard Bennett showed several colleagues a picture of his June 20 meeting with Bridget 'The Midget' Powers, a 3-foot-9 adult-film star with dwarfism who was performing during a special engagement at Club Alex's. Those officers then reported the matter to their superiors, who were already investigating Bennett for having a laser sight installed on his service weapon without the chief’s permission." ...
 

UK: Police officer blasts innocent man in groin with 50,000 volt Taser 'by accident'
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... "When he stopped at the home of his partner Donna Allen, 47, where he was going to do some gardening, he asked the police what they wanted."

"He said: 'I asked them to park on the other side of the road because we were working on the front garden.'"

"'The officer didn't say anything, but he got out of the car and pulled out a Taser and pointed it at me.'"

"'I didn't know this at the time so I just went on with what I was doing and got a bag of stone for the garden out of the boot. Then he shot me.'"

"Mr Cox denied acting aggressively. He said the Taser missed his genitals by three inches."

"He continued: 'I was really shocked and I didn't know what was going on. I got one in my groin and one in my ankle.'" ...
 

WI: No charges for armed worshiper
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"The Waukesha County District Attorney has decided not to charge Krista Sutterfield for not unloading her gun after attending church services July 4th at Unitarian Universalist West Church. Ms. Sutterfield had attended church services while lawfully openly carrying her gun as required by the state open carry law Wis. Stat. § 941.23."

"The church has a new policy and signs prohibiting weapons now. Only unarmed sinners are welcome to attend services." ...
 

CA: Columnist wrong about effect of anti-gun laws
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"SACRAMENTO BEE writer Dan Morain (July 10) uses provocative and inflammatory language in his anti-Second Amendment rant. He goes back in time more than 20 years to dig up four incidents — admittedly disturbing — of gun violence. But in a population of nearly 40 million people ... one would logically expect any statistical measure to exceed those of states with fewer people."

"Morain makes the questionable claim, unsupported by any data, that 'no state has shed more blood because of gun violence than California.' He then launches into more unsupported claims, glorifying the actions of California anti-gun lawmakers, some of whom have built their entire careers on restricting the access of state residents to firearms." ...
 

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