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The Decider?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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I'm curious what reason's readers make of this. Is Kennedy as influential as Broder makes him out to be? What about the Court in general? One more thing to consider: Narrow majorities do issue landmark decisions. To take a recent example, D.C. v. Heller came down 5-4 in favor of an individual right to keep and bear arms for self-defense. And while Justice Kennedy's comments during oral arguments gave a strong indication of his eventual majority vote, it's at least conceivable that he might have voted the other way, hamstringing the Second Amendment for decades to come.
 

UK: A call to action on knife crime
Submitted by: Pastor Guest
Website: http://www.stepstowardthemark.com/

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Submitter's comments. They will never learn. The problem is not the weapon in the hand, but murder in the heart.

Mark chapter 7

21 For from within, out of the heart
of men, proceed evil thoughts,
adulteries, fornications, murders,
 

NY: ESG Profile: Chris Peters
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
Website: http://www.rpa-pac.org

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Imagine shooting a four-inch clay saucer traveling at 75 miles per hour. Now, imagine having only two shots to hit that target, propelled at 100 to 110 mph from a machine less than 60 feet away. Repeat this another 199 times. That is what Chris Peters and other international trapshooters will be doing at the Empire State Games this month.
 

Leftists Fight "Gundamentalism"
Submitted by: JarheadSgt

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The “God Not Guns” coalition is predictably upset about the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning the Washington, D.C., handgun ban.

“It will embolden adherents of GUNdamentalism in their belief in the inerrancy of the 2nd Amendment,” intoned the Rev. Nancy Smith, coalition founder and chief. “Gundamentalism is a religious movement without spiritual grounding. Rather, it is rooted in the sale and promotion of violence.”
 

ID: Looking for a pro-gun candidate?
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
Website: http://www.rpa-pac.org

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When it comes time to endorse candidates in Idaho this election year, the National Rifle Association has something of an embarrassment of riches. There simply aren't many potential officeholders the NRA considers "gun unfriendly." "That's a great predicament to have," said Andrew Arulanandam, director of public affairs for the National Rifle Association and former head of the Idaho Republican Party. "It's a testament to the strength of the gun issue. You have candidates from both parties actively vying for the NRA endorsement."
 

WY: Guns made by hand, for serious hunters only
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
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Western Wyoming remains a raw, sparsely settled place where guns are a way of life. Wildlife is thick, and people hunt to eat. Gaunt peaks rise sharply on both sides of the Salt River as it coils through silent fields that surround the town of Freedom (pop. 100). A sign along a two-lane road makes a bold statement: "Freedom Arms, World's Finest Firearms.'
 

Obama Friendly Fire at NRA
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
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Barack Obama struggled trying to win working-class white voters in the Democratic primaries and offended some by saying they “cling to guns” as a way “to explain their frustrations.” After that, can there be any doubt where the pro-gun vote will land in November? Actually, there is, and from some gun owners.
 

GA: The asinine right to bear arms
Submitted by: Mark McCullough
Website: http://www.georgiacarry.org/

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Letters to Editor (3rd item down):

State Rep. Tim Bearden: Exhibit No. 50 (100? 1,000?) for why the Republican Party is losing its base.

Bearden feels compelled to exploit some asinine right to bear arms and then sues financially ailing Atlanta over it? The Supreme Court decision specifically states that "the court's opinion should not be taken to cast doubt on long-standing prohibitions . . . or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings."

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Submitter's note: Would this person sue the government if they repressed his asinine right of free speech, or asinine freedom of assembly, or asinine freedom of worship?
 

UK: 'Jail Anyone Who Carries A Knife'
Submitted by: Jordan Kummer

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"The Conservative Party leader now says anyone found carrying a knife should be jailed.

Last month the Prime Minister said everyone, from the age of 16 upwards, should be prosecuted for carrying a knife, but there was no mention of an automatic prison sentence."

"I don't believe that the Government's 'presumption to prosecute' is enough.
"It doesn't send a strong enough signal. We need a 'presumption to prison'."

"We have a real problem of epidemic proportions. Eighteen kids in London have been stabbed to death this year. If we don't do something now it will go on and on."
 

Russia: Russian blogger sentenced for "extremist" post
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A Russian man who described local police as "scum" in an Internet posting was given a suspended jail sentence on Monday for extremism, prompting bloggers to warn of a crackdown on free speech online.
Savva Terentiev, a 28-year-old musician from Syktyvkar, 1,515 kilometres (940 miles) north of Moscow, wrote in a blog last year that the police force should be cleaned up by ceremonially burning officers twice a day in a town square.
Convicted on charges of "inciting hatred or enmity", Terentiev was given a one-year suspended term on Monday, Russian news agencies reported.


 

IL: Gun rights group seeks apology from Oak Park administrator
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The leader of a gun rights group is asking for an apology from an Oak Park village administrator for comments he made after the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down Washington, D.C.'s handgun ban. In a June 27 interview with National Public Radio, Oak Park Village Manager Tom Barwin said, "It's just completely befuddling that our Supreme Court would be in alliance with the gangbangers." Barwin's comment drew criticism from Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, based in Bellevue, Wash. "We find it a bit appalling," Gottlieb said Monday, "and, quite frankly, that kind of rhetoric is insulting."
 

D.C. Officials Weigh Keeping Semiautomatic Pistols Illegal After Blanket Handgun Ban is Struck Down
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The Supreme Court's repeal of the ban on handguns in Washington, D.C., may be a boon for a segment of the firearms industry whose last major windfall might have been in the heyday of the Dirty Harry movies: those who make and sell revolvers.
The court ruled that a blanket ban on handguns is unconstitutional, but D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and other Washington officials want to keep in place a prohibition on semiautomatic handguns — those in which a bullet clip is inserted into the gun's grip.
Such a ban would continue to outlaw 9-mm and other popular pistols that are legal in most other places around the United States. And it would make the classic six-shooter the only legal handgun in the District.

 

Obama's Voting Record Complicates His Shift to Political Center
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is trying to claim the political center, following in the footsteps of previous nominees including Republican Ronald Reagan in 1980. Yet the Illinois senator has a higher hurdle than most: a consistently liberal voting record.

In recent weeks, Obama said he supports gun-ownership rights, backs legislation giving immunity to telephone companies that participated in an anti-terrorism surveillance program and would consider cutting corporate taxes. On July 3, he said he would ``continue to refine my policies' on the Iraq War.
 

GA: High noon at Hartsfield
Submitted by: Mark McCullough
Website: http://www.georgiacarry.org/

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Ben DeCosta, GM of Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport:

It is the city of Atlanta's legally supported position that Hartsfield-Jackson falls within the "public gathering" exception as defined in the OCGA 16-11-127. The airport is a publicly owned and operated facility. Therefore, firearms are prohibited on airport property, including all employee parking areas. The city is on sound legal footing in interpreting the law.

Tim Bearden (R-Villa Rica), GA state rep.:

The new law clearly permits legally carried firearms at transportation terminals, so long as the firearm is not carried into the areas that are "prohibited by federal law," which is the law in the vast majority of states. The city of Atlanta is not above the law.
 

An open letter to the California State Legislature and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California
Submitted by: John Jorgensen
Website: http://www.gs2ac.com

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It is certainly debatable whether incorporation is required for a natural right that pre-existed the US constitution. However, it is important to understand that there should be no debate about incorporation in the State of California. Article 3, section 1 of the California constitution reads: “The State of California is an inseparable part of the United States of America, and the United States Constitution is the supreme law of the land.” This clearly makes rights guaranteed by the US constitution the rights of Californian’s. So incorporation is not necessary in our state.
 

Mayors Really Want Gun Prohibition, Not Temperance
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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To quote myself [David Churchman] in "Why We Fight: Theories of Human Aggression and Conflict": "Twelve surveys . . . conducted during the 1990s . . . yield estimates varying from 700,000 to 2.2 million defensive gun incidents (DGI) annually. Defenders feared for their lives in 400,000 cases . . . (Kleck and Gertz, 1995). Two or more attackers were involved in 53% of DGIs, 46% of the defenders were women." Taking the lower figure, that is 56 times as many defensive as murderous uses of guns.
 

VT: Editorial wrong on gun control
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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I find your editorial "Keeping and bearing" in today's Herald (June 27) to be both arrogant and an insult to the U.S. Supreme Court. When you interpret the Second Amendment, you find the intent of our founders to be on "A well regulated Militia" and as you stated, that now means the National Guard, and not on "the right of the people." I am, however, sure that when you interpret the First, Fourth, Ninth and 10th Amendments, the intent of those same founders using the same words "the rights of the people" mean individual rights and not governmental rights.
 

FL: Guns For Safety? Dream On, Scalia
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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In the real world, Scalia's scenario - an armed assailant breaks into your home, and you shoot or scare away the bad guy with your handy handgun - happens pretty infrequently. Statistically speaking, these rare success stories are dwarfed by tragedies. ...

More than 20 years ago, I conducted a study of firearm-related deaths in homes in Seattle and surrounding King County, Washington. Over the study's seven-year interval, more than half of all fatal shootings in the county took place in the home where the firearm involved was kept. Just nine of those shootings were legally justifiable homicides or acts of self-defense; guns kept in homes were also involved in 12 accidental deaths, 41 criminal homicides and a shocking 333 suicides.
 

To Hell With Heller
Submitted by: clell

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It's mind-boggling that some libertarians are so naive they think they can trust the Supreme Court to safeguard--sorry, to "establish," in the words of the LP Chair--our rights. They cheer on the central state that robs us daily as if it's some vindicator of our rights. But as William Grigg noted, the Court only condescended to recognize a very narrow right to armed self-defense, but then put all sorts of caveats and limits on it, stating the many "permissible" ways the state may regulate it, "thereby redefining it as a State-conferred privilege."
 

Houston Chronicle on Joe Horn
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Texas tradition and the letter of the law protected 62-year-old Joe Horn this week, when a grand jury declined to charge him for killing two burglars.

But the outcome shouldn't make other Texas homeowners feel safer. Instead, the shootings show the many reasons why citizens must not be judge and executioner in the courthouse of their own minds.

Exhibit A, of course, is the pair of pellet-riddled corpses, shot in the back and sprawled on Horn's neighbors' lawns. One can be disgusted by this taking of life without having to summon a bit of sympathy for the burglars
 

The U.S. Supreme Court's Heller Decision on the Second Amendment and the Right to Bear Arms--One Week Later
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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It has been one week since the US Supreme Court’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller. While a few lawsuits have been filed, there has not been the tidal wave of suits predicted.

What has occurred is that now that commentators have read the opinion and considered its implications, the vindication of this particular “privilege and immunity” of US Citizenship was really vindicated because of the actions of supporters of civil rights. It should also likely call for calls in various quarters for a robust increase in fee awards in 42 USC 1983 action via amendments to 42 USC 1988.
 

NRA and the Panthers
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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I've always found it odd that the anti-gun control groups cite armed insurrection -- violent revolution -- as a defense of their argument that the 2nd Amendment guarantees individuals the right to weaponry.

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They quote Jefferson: "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."

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Do you think the people fighting gun control were supporters of the Black Panthers back in the '60s?

Ed.: I wonder if the author realizes that well over half of all Americans weren't even alive in the 60s?
 

IL: Chicago Rally to Launch Renewed Effort to Pass Concealed Carry Legislation in Illinois
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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In light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring gun ownership to be a constitutionally-protected individual right, the ISRA and other gun rights organizations are renewing the effort to pass concealed carry legislation in Illinois. The official kick-off of the campaign will occur during a July 11, 2008 rally outside the Thompson State Building, located in the heart of Chicago's Loop.

The keynote speaker will be the Honorable Suzanna Hupp, D.C., former member of the Texas House of Representatives. Dr. Hupp is best known as the driving force behind passage of concealed carry legislation not only in her home state of Texas, but in many other states across the nation as well.
 

NY: Control manufacture, sale of bullets
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
Website: http://www.rpa-pac.org

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What if . . . we stopped making bullets? My wife and I have travelled extensively around this great country of ours. Wherever we go, the media presents us with the breaking news of murder by gunfire, followed by a body count of the latest victims. Sad. We were pleasantly surprised recently when a newscaster reported that she was interrupting the latest shootings and murder report to bring us the rest of the news. Perhaps the media is getting tired of this widespread slaughter, too. What if we legalized and controlled the manufacture and sale of bullets? Guns don't kill people, bullets do.
 

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The NRA has a point about the inadvisability of simply taking guns away from the populace. If that were possible, it would not disarm that small percentage of the population willing to break the law.... Punishing people who obey the law is backward thinking. — Hugh Downs, Veteran ABC newsman

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