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Image Shows VA Psychiatrist On Facebook Telling Veteran To Commit Suicide
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An image posted online Monday night apparently shows a Department of Veterans Affairs psychiatrist telling a veteran to commit suicide.
The image was uploaded to Imgur and shows an anonymous veteran indicating support for gun rights on a Facebook comment thread. In response, Gregg Gorton, whose Facebook profile shows that he works at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center as a staff psychiatrist, said that the user should commit suicide.
“[O]ff yourself, please,” Gorton said in response to the veteran. ...
A VA spokesman confirmed with The Daily Caller News Foundation that Gorton is employed as a psychiatrist at the department and immediately chastised the comment.
 

MI: Open-carry Christmas Eve gun stop, arrest nets $35,000 settlement
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A man who claimed he was wrongfully arrested on Christmas Eve while legally open-carrying his pistol has reached a $35,000 settlement with the officer who stopped him, according to the man's attorney.
John David McMorris reached the agreement Tuesday, July 28, after he sued Flint Township Police and Sgt. Russell Fries following his Dec. 24, 2013, arrest. The lawsuit was forwarded to the township's insurer.
Township police Chief George Sippert declined to comment on the settlement and directed questions to attorney G. Gus Morris, who represented the officer and department in the case.
 

Gun Rights Advocates Have A Devastating New Argument Against Gun Control. Here It Is.
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American gun owners are beginning to respond with a fresh, powerful argument when facing anti-gun liberals. Here it is, in its entirety. Ready?
 

VA doctor regrets Facebook post telling gun advocate to 'off' himself
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A Department of Veterans Affairs psychiatrist in Philadelphia says he regrets a Facebook post suggesting a gun rights supporter "off" himself.
Dr. Gregg Gorton says the comment was meant to be sarcastic. But he says he'd like to take it back.
Gorton says the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia is reviewing his job status.
He says he's been a psychiatrist for 30 years and employed by the agency for 11 years.

SUBMITTER'S COMMENT: This nutcase has been spreading his poison for 30 years! Sounds like he's the one who should be confined.
 

‘Totally Inappropriate’ Facebook Comment Aimed at Gun Owner Could Land VA Psychiatrist in Big Trouble
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A Veterans Affairs psychiatrist walked back a comment he made on Facebook Tuesday in which he told a gun rights supporter to “off yourself.”
Gregg Gorton’s Facebook page says he is both a professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and a staff psychiatrist at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he has worked for 11 years, WCAU-TV reported.
Gorton was responding to another online user who posted a comment in favor of more people owning guns. The original Facebook status was also posted by an apparent gun rights supporter, the Military Times reported.
 

Body Cameras: Experts Weigh In on How They Could Affect Police Officers
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Body camera footage made headlines again this week after Officer Ray Tensing was indicited for murder after he allegedly shot a man in the head during a traffic stop.
At a news conference, prosecutor Joseph Deters said the footage was "shocking" and cited it as a key component in the evidence that lead a grand jury to indict tensing.
While Tensing's case shows how body cameras can shed light on an incident, experts say how the cameras will affect officers and police departments on a large scale remains largely unknown.
 

NY: Family of Mafia Cops victim gets $5 million settlement
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The family of a diamond dealer killed by a pair of crooked New York Police Department detectives — known as the Mafia Cops for moonlighting as hit men for the mob — has won a $5 million settlement in a wrongful-death lawsuit.
Lawyers for the family of Israel Greenwald announced the settlement on Thursday in one of the most notorious police corruption cases in city history.
The family sued the city in 2006 after Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa were arrested in Las Vegas, where they had retired, and convicted of murder and other crimes.
 

VA psychiatrist tells Facebook user to ‘off yourself’
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A Veterans Affairs psychiatrist allegedly told an online user to “off yourself” over a stance on gun control in a Facebook comment thread, according to an image shared online.
A photo posted to Imgur on Monday night shows one user expressing a pro-gun stance in a Facebook comment thread.
“I am all for gun control,” the user wrote. “If there is a gun in the room, I want to be in control of it.”
Gregg Gorton, whose Facebook profile identifies him as a staff psychiatrist at the Philadelphia Veterans Medical Center, replied: “Off yourself, please.”
The Veterans Affairs website does list Dr. Gorton as a mental and behavior health physician at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. The website was last updated May 2013.
 

Regular people are totally useless when trying to use a handgun in self-defense: study
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You’ve heard the mantra a million times: “The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” The only problem, it turns out, is that being a “good guy” isn’t good enough.

A new study by researchers at Mount St. Mary’s University shows that proper training and the ability to know how and when to apply lethal force is essential to not only “stopping a bad guy” but not killing yourself and other innocent bystanders. As Christopher Ingraham of The Washington Post reports:
 

Federal HST now available in .380 ACP
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First developed for and tested by law enforcement, Federal’s HST has earned top marks for performance in lab tests and real-world scenarios. Now Federal Premium Ammunition is offering HST ammo in .380 ACP.

The HST bullet is a hollow point that uses a cannelure to bind the copper jacket to the lead bullet core to prevent jacket separation and predictable expansion, unlike many other self-defense loads which use bonded jackets. The design of the bullet has been tuned and optimized for short-barreled handguns, which is common in the world of .380s.
 

More guns indeed mean less crime
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Americans are increasingly convinced that owning a gun makes them safer.

A new Rasmussen poll found that an overwhelming majority of Americans (68 percent) “feel safer in a neighborhood where guns are allowed.” And a series of polls by Gallup, the Pew Research Center, and ABC News and the Washington Post show similar results.

But it isn’t just what people say. They are clearly putting more stock in self-defense. Since 2007, the number of concealed-handgun permits has soared, from 4.6 million to 12.8 million. A new study by the Crime Prevention Research Center finds that a record 1.7 million permits have been issued in just the past year, a 15.4 percent increase.
 

MN: Le Sueur Ponders Rule Change Allowing Bow Hunting in City
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After receiving requests from owners of property along the Minnesota River and on the city’s north side, the Le Sueur City Council is considering allowing bow hunting in certain areas of the city.

The Le Sueur City Council recently approved a first reading of the proposed ordinance change. It says the city’s police chief will recommend areas where bow-and-arrow hunting will be permitted.

Only property owners and people they grant permission to will be allowed to hunt in the designated areas, the Le Sueur News-Herald recently reported. Police Chief Bruce Kelly said there are probably areas of the city that are over populated with wildlife.
 

Report Finds Defense Secretary Has Authority To Arm Stateside Troops
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Considerable legal issues plague proposals to hand weapons to U.S. troops for self-defense following the terrorist attack in Chattanooga.

A new report released by the Congressional Research Service, however, finds that Defense Secretary Ash Carter has the authority to issue firearms to troops stationed in the U.S., effectively clearing up uncertainty surrounding the matter.
 

The Effort To Subarm America
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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To a careful observer, the ongoing effort to subarm Americans is increasingly obvious. It’s a cooperative project involving government, private hoplophobic (gun-fearing) anti-rights groups, and a compliant poorly informed “news” media that has become a lapdog, not a watchdog.

The whole point of being armed is to be properly armed, to create the balance of power the Second Amendment intends and makes possible. Balance of power. You heard that phrase in school if you’re old enough. It used to be important. It still is. Subarming the public upsets this critical balance.
 

Brady Campaign Wants Gun Dealers To Have Insurance for Bad Acts of Customers
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The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has been pushing gun shops to agree to a oppressive list of demands, that they are calling the “Gun Dealer Code Of Conduct” ( http://tiny.cc/fd970x ) .

Among the many over reaching and so called “Common Sense” demands on small mom and pop gun shops, is this gem.
 

Hackers take control of high tech 'smartrifles'
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For those not up to speed on the latest developments in the world of firearms – rifles now exist which can be controlled via WiFi.

But in even more unsettling news, security experts have now revealed that it is a relatively simple task to hack into ‘smartrifles’ to disable them or even change their targets.
 

Family to Pay Price for Trying to Sue Ammo Dealers
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The family of 24-year-old Jessica Ghawi, a victim in the 2012 movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, is faced with more than $200,000 in legal costs after a federal judge ordered them to pay attorney’s fees for four ammunition dealers the family attempted to sue.

“They have taken our daughter, and now they want to take our worldly goods,” Lonnie Phillips told MSNBC’s Tamron Hall in a televised interview earlier this week. “I think that’s a little much.”
 

Seattle Times Pushes Ban On Private Gun Sales In Wake of LaFayette Attack
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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“Private party” sales are those in which a man buys a used gun from his neighbor or co-worker or family member or friend instead of a retail outlet. And ironically, every gun sale in the US between 1791 and 1998 was a “private party” sale, even if the sale took place inside a retailer. The Second Amendment was ratified in 1791 and 1998 was the year the NICS system was implemented under the auspices of the Brady Act.
 

WI: Milwaukee’s Bouchard’s Clothing Store Owner Repels Bad Guys With Gun Fire
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Rami Murrar, owner of Bouchard’s clothing store in Milwaukee, Wisc., was tending to his establishment when at around 4 a.m. a van smashed into the security doors and concrete posts protecting his store. A daring organized heist; after the van broke through the doors, three armed men attempted to gain access to the store.

Murrar responded to the threat by retrieving a semi-automatic rifle and firing at the armed intruders, striking one and causing all to flee. A short time later police caught up with one of the suspected robbers at a local hospital.
 

Foes Hit Jeb Bush's Record on 'Stand Your Ground' Laws
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Liberal activists are highlighting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's role in "Stand Your Ground" laws ahead of his speech at the National Urban League on Friday.

Stand Your Ground laws generally make it easier for people to claim self-defense after using deadly force. In 2005, when Bush was governor, Florida became one of the first states to adopt a Stand Your Ground provision. These laws now exist in 24 states.
 

The Genesis Of Sniping
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Since the introduction of firearms, there has been one goal for both shooters and manufacturers—achieving the maximum possible accuracy. After all, what is the point of propelling a projectile of any sort at a target that it is unlikely to hit? For hunting this was a particularly vital requirement; but, for several generations, accuracy was a concept that did not bother most military commanders in the slightest.
 

ID: State overhaul to concealed weapons takes effect
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A revamped concealed weapons law took effect in Idaho earlier this month, but Blaine County law enforcement officials say they’re not expecting much of an effect from it.

The new law makes it legal to carry a concealed weapon outside city limits without a permit, along with allowing permits for people who have had disqualifying criminal convictions expunged or pardoned, or had judgments withheld.
 

The NRA's Black Face
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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“Colion Noir” belongs to the National Rifle Association (NRA) and owns several guns, including a sleek Glock 17 handgun and a customized AR-15 rifle. But as Noir frequently points out, he does not fit the stereotype of NRA members, or what he calls OFWG: “Old, fat White guys.”

At 29, he’s not old. Nor is he fat ‒ he’s slender and stylishly dressed with sneakers made by Prada. He’s also not White.

In the world of gun owners, Noir, an African-American, has become an Internet sensation and his popularity is growing.
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
I now think the only way to control handgun use is to prohibit the guns. And the only way to do that is to change the Constitution. — M. Gartner, then President of NBC News, USA Today, January 16, 1992, pg. A9

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