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Tina Dupuy: Pro-Lifers Should Be Anti-Gun
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"'Former governor of Arkansas, presidential candidate and admitted statutory rapist Ted Nugent-apologist Mike Huckabee said he wouldn’t rule out using federal troops to stop women from exercising their constitutionally protected right to terminate their own pregnancies.,' Tina Dupuy writes at delewareonline.com. 'Because nothing says freedom more than a martial-forced birth.' And she’s off! . . ." ...
 

Australian Government Has Been Planning More Gun Control Laws for a Decade
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"This is getting ridiculous. While it may come as no surprise to most, the Australian Government was forced to admit this week that their recent attempted gun grab has been in the works secretly for over a decade, thanks in part to documents from the Firearms Policy Working Group meetings. The arrival of the Akkar Mammut 'triple threat' shotgun, pricey but popular with Aussie shooters, expedited this gun grab. Because, apparently, one extra barrel equals child-killing death machine assault gun . . ." ...
 

Passively Constructed Negligent Discharge Story of the Day: Amish Edition
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Indiana County man dies when gun discharges in apparent accident the headline at post-gazette.com proclaims. Condolences to the family and all, but at least the gun discharged itself accidentally, rather that intentionally. The truth? 'Allen J. Troyer, 21, grabbed a black powder revolver [not shown] that his 12-year-old cousin was holding, and the gun discharged around 9:30 p.m at Whitaker Road in Smicksburg, according to the Indiana County coroner.' Back powder revolver? Hmmm. Let’s try that again . . ." ...
 

Sara Tipton: I Can’t Leave Home Without It
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I was sitting at my computer earlier today. My two year-old asked to sit with me – on my lap. It’s a little painful to have a child sitting on my lap when I have my gun in the appendix carry position. So I removed my XD and put it well out of his reach. I sat down, picked up my boy and put him on my lap. After about 30 minutes playing together on my computer it was time to go for a cheeseburger in town and pick up my daughter from school . . ." ...
 

Quick Reminder: Criminals Do NOT Get Their Firearms from Gun Shows and Legal Private Sales
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I recently ran a quote of the day from the Boston Globe based on their editorial Close loopholes on existing gun background checks. In it, the anti-ballistic Boston burghers assert that 'Gun control advocates point out that 40 percent of all gun sales are exempt from background checks because the seller is a private party operating online or at gun shows.' This is a lie, perpetuated by the anti-gunners to justify gun control legislation for legal gun buyers. I know of two studies on the subject. The first was published in 1984 by James D. Wright and Peter H. Rossi, who interviewed roughly 600 felons who admitted to committing a crime with a firearm. The majority of them got their firearms through . . ." ...
 

We’re In A PR Fight…We Need to Act Like It
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The gun culture is a snake eating it’s own tail. Not every member of the gun culture mind you, but a loud minority that makes us all look bad. The fact of the matter is the millennial generation is the future of gun ownership, and gun culture 2.0 is leading the way. Unfortunately, the loud minority of gun culture is representing us all . . ."

"My First Sergeant used to say if you mess up off base in town, the first thing the local newspaper will say is Marine [insert rank here] [insert last name here] was arrested in bar fight Or arrested for DUI. Or arrested for any other stupid thing 19-year-olds get into."

"The same goes for gun owners and gun culture. ..." ...
 

Gun Therapy
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "My brother’s death was a devastating blow to my parents, to me, to all his friends, and the community. He was my best friend. I had plenty of support from my family, friends, and girlfriend, but I still felt lost. I needed an outlet; I needed something more than what my life already offered me. I needed to find a way to change even a little aspect and to keep my mind busy with something new. So what did I do? I walked into a well-known sporting goods chain and bought my first firearm." ...
 

Guns for Beginners: Keep a Shooting Diary (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The NRA tip above – keep a shooting diary – doesn’t mention the purpose of the exercise: CYA. If you’re ever involved in a defensive gun use (DGU), you could be subject to intense prosecutorial scrutiny. If they really want to nail you – a possibility that usually depends on the firearms-freedom friendliness of your particular location – your antagonists will sell you to the judge and/or jury as . . ." ...
 

The Schumers Need to Rework Their Tired Gun Control Routine
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"Comedian Amy Schumer is the hot entertainer of the moment, but can that last when she’s already regurgitating hoary old ideas that weren’t so amusing the first time around?"

"Specifically, Schumer has teamed up with her cousin, the very un-funny Sen. Charles Schumer, to promote a rewarmed serving of gun control proposals that the lawmaker has been trying to inflict on the American public for years. The hook for the legislative repeat was a lethal shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana, during a showing of Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck. The shooter ... purchased his gun legally after passing a background check that failed to pick up his history of mental illness or arrest for arson. ..." ...
 

Baltimore Sun Claims Individual Right To Keep, Bear Arms Created In 2008
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"On August 7, the Baltimore Sun ran a column ubiquitously examining the chasm between Americans who arm themselves for self-defense and Americans who do not."

"But on a deeper level, the column asserted that the meaning of the Second Amendment has been 'in dispute' for 'most of the nation’s history' and only came to be viewed as a protection of individual rights after the Supreme Court’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008)."

"This is the same argument that the LA Times put forth on May 22 and one which The New York Times as also been peddling since the Heller decision came down."

"According to the Sun, there are two separate America’s currently living side by side. One of those is armed, one is not." ...
 

JFK’s M1 Garand to be Auctioned, Expected to Fetch $100k
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"President John F. Kennedy was one of the most prominent we’ve had. He navigated us through the beginning of the Cold War, set us on course to head to the moon, and his assassination kicked off the gun control era that we are still fighting today. Like every red blooded American should, Kennedy purchased an M1 Garand back when he was still a senator. Kennedy’s M1 Garand – hand-picked and breathed on by Army gunsmiths – is coming up for auction over at the Rock Island Auction company. Expected sale price: about $100,000. While that’s cool, that’s not the only interesting thing about this story . . ." ...
 

Grizzly Bear Kills Yellowstone Hiker
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Oh, how they laughed when I schlepped a Smith & Wesson .460 snubby into the American outback, snug in a chest rig that looks more like bondage gear than a holster. So be it. It will suffice until Grizzly Custom Guns finishes my lever brush gun. Sure, bear spray is a proven deterrent and a lot less cumbersome. Yes, bears tend to leave bipeds alone. But I can think of few deaths more, uh, grizzly than getting mauled to death by a grizzly bear. As TTAG writer Nick Leghorn likes to point out . . ."

"the odds of needing a gun are small, but the failure to have one when you need can be catastrophic. ..." ...
 

TX: How Not To Handle the 2AM Knock At Your Door (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A former Marine successfully stopped an attempted invasion of his Hewitt, Texas home. But the execution was a little off. Eric Walters awoke around 1:45am Friday to someone knocking on his front door. Armed, he went to the front door and looked through the peep hole and saw a man on the other side . . ."
"…and against his better judgment, [he] opened the door." ...
 

Seattle Council passes gun tax on unanimous vote; what happens next?
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"The Seattle City Council voted unanimously to adopt a special gun and ammunition tax, and a stolen gun reporting requirement that opponents insist will violate state law, and with potential lawsuits on the horizon."

"Both measures passed after several members of the council commented on the need to prevent so-called "gun violence," without explaining how either measure would do that. The issue is almost certain to take the city back to court on the grounds of state preemption. Second Amendment activists are wondering what might be next from this anti-gun municipality." ...
 

Seattle City Council passes gun and ammunition tax; opponents threaten lawsuit (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "'I am appalled that you are enacting an illegal tax that forces law-abiding citizens to pay for the impact of violence committed by criminals,' one opponent said."

"'Switzerland has a fully automatic weapon in every household, yet violent crime rates are very low. The real problem in violent crime is economic disparity,' said gun shop owner Sergey Solyanik." ...

"He plans to move his gun store out of city limits, he said, if a lawsuit is not enough to stop the taxes."

"'The only real purpose of this legislation is to run gun stores out of the city. I know it, you know it, the courts will know it,' Solyanik said." ...

"The Second Amendment Foundation said the city’s new law goes against Washington law ..."
 

WA: Opponents of City’s Recently Passed ‘Gun Violence Tax’ Say It’s Meant to ‘Run Gun Stores Out of Seattle’
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The Seattle City Council this week unanimously approved a 'gun violence tax' and a measure to require reporting of lost or stolen firearms."

"The 8-0 vote Monday afternoon on the tax that will be imposed on those purchasing firearms will provide revenue for gun violence prevention programs. The city expects the tax to raise between $300,000 and $500,000 each year." ...

"Alan Gottlieb, co-founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, told the news station that because the city council’s measure is 'not authorized by the state … it’s not going to hold up [in court.]' City Attorney Pete Holmes, however, told KOMO that the legislation is allowed because it falls under the city’s authority to tax." ...
 

WA: Seattle passes punitive tax on the purchase of guns and ammo
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "The idea that this tax will raise half a million dollars is absurd. Why would someone buy a gun or ammunition in Seattle if they can travel a short distance to the suburbs and buy it for less?"

"I'm sure the good little liberals in Seattle are proud of themselves. Of course, the people who the tax should apply to - violent criminals - won't pay a dime. Only law abiding residents will be hit with this ridiculous tax."

"Is Seattle planning to 'educate' gangbangers about the danger of guns? That's a session I'd love to sit in on. And how much are they going to spend on discovering that the criminal element in the city are the ones who cause gun violence?" ...
 

Plea deal given to man indicted in murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry (video available)
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"One of the men charged in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry pleaded guilty to one count of murder ... Once a potential candidate for the death penalty ... the drawn up plea deal now states that the U.S. and the defendant will ask for 360 months imprisonment ..."

"The Justice Department indicted Rosario Rafael Burboa Alvarez last summer in connection with the killing. Alvarez was identified as the recruiter for the rip-off crew that ran into Terry's elite BORTAC unit in the desert in December 2010. Terry was killed in the ensuing gunfight with the rip-off crew and later two AK-47 variants found at the crime scene were identified as part of the notorious [ATF] gunwalking operation, Operation Fast and Furious. ..." ...
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H/t to David Codrea who notes: Some think this will help keep further Fast and Furious discovery under wraps.
 

Make America Great Again more than a Slogan, says Gun Law Expert (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"'Make America Great Again' is more than a slogan,' gun rights expert John M. Snyder said here today. 'It's a goal!'"

"Snyder said, "It may be early in the 2016 presidential election campaign season for voter finalization of candidate choices. That's true especially with such a wide range of qualified candidates from which to choose. The general national election is 15 months away."

"'However, it's not too soon for patriotic Americans of Republican and Democrat parties to realize the United States has got to get its house in order. Our country is in rough shape in several areas. We've got to clean up the public mess created by some wretched politicians and their media supporters.'" ...
 

MI: Get set for a GUN RIGHTS fight! ‘Little House’ actress all grown up and running for Congress
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"She wants to go from the little house on the prairie to the House of Representatives in Washington – but won’t be taking any prairie common sense with her."

"Actress Melissa Gilbert – fondly remembered as a child for her role as Laura Ingalls Wilder on 'Little House on the Prairie' and best known as an adult for being an anti-gun Democrat – is running for Congress in Michigan’s 8th District, according to the Detroit Free Press." ...

"Second Amendment supporters remember Gilbert’s inflammatory statement from as recently as 2013 (about the time she moved into the district she hopes to represent as a matter of fact) blaming the NRA for shootings throughout the land." ...
 

MI: Judge's ruling allows open carry of guns in elementary school
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"A judge has ruled that a Clio-area father can legally open carry his pistol inside of his daughter's elementary school despite a legal challenge from the school district."

"Genesee Circuit Judge Archie Hayman on Monday, Aug. 10, ruled in favor of Kenneth Herman, who filed the lawsuit ... after he was denied access to Edgerton Elementary multiple times while attempting to pick up his daughter because he was open-carrying a pistol."

"'The ruling today does not come as a surprise, the law is the law,' Herman said after Hayman's decision. 'Now that Clio Area Schools have heard the ruling, read the laws and the Court of Appeals case law has been explained to them, I they stop burning through tax dollars fighting the law and common sense.'" ...
 

ATF Denies Being an ‘Agency’ to Avoid FOIA Compliance Requirements
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A legal response filed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives claims a Freedom of Information Act-related complaint improperly targets them. 'The ATF is not an ‘agency’ within the meaning of the F.O.I.A., 5 U.S.C. § 552 (f) (1), and is, therefore, not a proper party defendant,' the response claims . . ."

"The complaint, filed June 23 in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, seeks an order to compel the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request filed in March and ignored in violation of federal law. The FOIA sought copies of policies and rulings relied on in enforcement and determination actions." ...
 

WA: Police: White House staffer arrested after firing shot at lover
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"A White House staffer was arrested Friday on charges of assault and reckless endangerment after allegedly threatening and shooting at a Capitol Hill police officer with whom she had been having sex, according to arrest records."

"Barvetta Singletary, a special assistant to the President and House legislative affairs liaison, has been placed on unpaid leave and had her access to the White House revoked, a White House spokesperson told CNN ..." ...

"After 'a brief sexual encounter,' Singletary began asking the officer about another woman he was dating and tried to access his cell phones."

"Singletary then grabbed the officer's service weapon from a bag and pointed it at him, before firing one round toward him, documents say." ...
 

VA: Former Christiansburg police officer found guilty of stealing money from bloodhound group
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"A former Christiansburg police officer was found guilty Monday of stealing money from the Virginia Bloodhound Search and Rescue Association."

"Stephen Kilby was convicted on seven felony embezzlement charges. Kilby was the treasurer of the organization from June 2010 to May 2014." ...
 

CA: Former Police Officer Files Racketeering Lawsuit Against Los Angeles Police Department
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... "After Mr. Wright became eligible for the return of his firearms, LAPD’s notorious Gun Unit and the City Attorney’s office put Mr. Wright through a five-year odyssey of illegal requirements to 'prove' he owned the guns they seized from him in order to purportedly gain their return. While LAPD represented to Mr. Wright that his firearms would eventually be returned if he complied with LAPD’s unlawful requests for proof of ownership, the City Attorney’s office surreptitiously applied for an ex parte order to destroy the collection, and the LAPD then did so without any notice to Mr. Wright." ...
 

MD: Judge dismisses Select Lounge civil case after five weeks of testimony
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"A Baltimore judge on Monday dismissed a civil lawsuit against police officers who shot four people, including another officer killed by friendly fire, in 2011 during a melee outside the Select Lounge nightclub."

"After hearing five weeks of testimony, Circuit Judge Videtta Brown ruled that the actions of the officers who fired the shots couldn't be judged in hindsight. The case was dismissed before getting into jurors' hands."

"Brown said the plaintiffs failed to show that the officers were acting in an unreasonable way when they opened fire in a dark parking lot and killed plainclothes Officer William H. Torbit Jr. after he had shot and killed a patron who was part of a group that attacked him. ..." ...
 

ID: VA Backs Down on Threat to Take Idaho Veteran’s Guns
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... "In that single statement Holt revealed the mindset of the VA. The agency — which represents the illegal and dangerous recombination of the separate powers of government: lawmaking, law interpreting, and law enforcing — believes that it can avoid the niceties of the Fourth Amendment’s ban against illegal searches and seizures, the Fifth Amendment’s demand that due process be followed, and the Second Amendment’s guarantee of a citizen’s right to own a firearm in the first place."

"In Obamaworld, the VA has adopted the totalitarian concept that it alone makes, interprets, and enforces the rules and then announces from on high just who, in their opinion, may or may not be permitted to own weapons." ...
 

NJ: Should concealing a gun lead to a psych eval? Attorney says no
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"A Morris County attorney who represents many gun owners feels a proposal to make psychological evaluations mandatory for people accused of carrying concealed weapons in public places is unnecessary."

"Morristown Mayor Timothy Dougherty is urging such a law after a man accused of carrying two handguns and hollow-point bullets in his backpack near a movie multiplex in Morristown was released last week after posting $100,000 bail."

"But, according to Rockaway Township attorney Gregg Trautmann, New Jersey already has enough gun laws on the books and passing this one would be a 'bad idea.'" ...

"Trautmann explained, 'Because a person is carrying a concealed weapon doesn't indicate a psychological challenge in and of itself.'" ...
 

TX: GOP women to host talk on Second Amendment in Frisco
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"Texas State Rifle Association Director Alice Tripp will talk about the Second Amendment at Tuesday’s meeting of the Republican Women of North Collin County."

"The talk is the second part of the group’s 'Freedom Isn’t Free' series." ...
 

NE: Keeping Lincoln public safe
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"The Lincoln ordinance that takes away the right to gun ownership for people convicted of certain crimes is worth keeping."

"The ordinance ... was in the spotlight recently in the case of a Lincoln man whose gun collection was confiscated after he was convicted of possessing an illegal pocket knife."

"A judge ordered the collection of 24 handguns returned ... and a misdemeanor charge against him was dropped."

"To some gun rights advocates, the case represents governmental overreach. 'The guy is still wrongly denied his Second Amendment rights', said Rod Moeller, president of the Nebraska Firearm Owners Association."

"It’s clear, however, that the right of people to own guns under the Second Amendment is not absolute." ...
 

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