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IN: Man with gun at mall shows need for self-defense
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Is Elisjsha Dicken, the man who stopped a mass shooting at an Indiana mall, a hero? It depends on whom you ask.

The police chief in Greenwood, Indiana, thinks he is, as does the mayor. Even the property management company that owns the Greenwood Park Mall where Dicken killed an active shooter last month called his actions “heroic,” though Dicken violated mall policy by having his concealed pistol on him while he was shopping with his girlfriend.
 

WI: Milwaukee mom fatally shoots intruder, claims self-defense
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A Milwaukee woman claims she was defending her children when she fatally shot an intruder who entered her home.

The mother of two, who asked to remain anonymous, said she was showering before work Monday morning when she heard her 12- and 14-year-old screaming from the living room, news station TMJ4 reported.

She immediately ran to her room, grabbed her gun, and confronted the intruder, who was undeterred by the family’s two pit bulls. She then shot him multiple times.
 

MD: Papa John’s worker attacked over missing pepperoncinis stabs customer, MD cops say
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A Papa John’s worker stabbed a customer in self-defense after the customer started a fight about missing pizza toppings, Maryland cops say. It happened late Aug. 17 when Herbert Harris, 40, returned to the restaurant with a pizza he had recently purchased to complain about missing pepperoncinis and garlic sauce, according to a statement from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.
 

What We Don’t (and Can’t) Know About Defensive Gun Uses Isn’t Great For Anti-Gunners’ Arguments
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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For example, there are people who merely uncover a concealed gun, and their would-be attacker flees. It’s probably a good idea to call the cops at that point, but not everyone knows that. So such incidents tend to go unreported. The same is probably true for people who point a gun at an attacker who then flees without the trigger being pulled.

Getting gun owners to call the police after a non-shooting defensive gun use is impossible. There are people who (often rightfully) don’t trust their local police. They may possess the gun illegally in a place like New York or Los Angeles, or they could themselves not be lawfully present in the country.
 

Psychology group claims racism linked to reduced support for the Second Amendment
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The American Psychological Association on Thursday released a study claiming a link between racism and support for the Second Amendment.

The study argues that White Americans who expressed high levels of anti-Black sentiments associated gun rights with White people and gun control with Black people. This was determined by research participants being quicker to match photos of White people to gun rights phrases such as "self-protection" and "National Rifle Association" and photos of Black people to gun control phrases such as "waiting period" and "weapons ban."
 

CA: Second Thoughts about the Second Amendment: Common Sense Gun Safety
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Why does the United States have more civilian gun deaths than the entire rest of the world combined? Is it because people in the US are more violent? NO.

Is it because people in the US are more unstable, have more mental problems, and we have more sociopaths? NO.

Is it because more people in the US are mean, vicious, deadly? NO.
 

OH: A responsible and constitutionally compliant way to enhance Ohioans’ safety from guns
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This bill also maintains that any person between the ages of 18 and 21 years old can buy a rifle. Yet, if the purchase is anything other than a single-shot rifle, then a person 25 years or older must be a co-signer of the purchase. Should the firearm be used or brandished in the commission of a crime, then the co-signer would be subject to civil penalties. Notably, the bill provides an exception for 18-to-21-year-old members of law enforcement or the military.
 

OH: Ohio’s march toward vigilante ‘justice’
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The Ohio General Assembly has passed, Gov. Mike DeWine has signed three recently passed gun bills that endanger Ohioans and favor vigilantes.
SB 175 – Stand Your Ground

There was SB 175, known as “stand your ground” or shoot whoever makes you nervous. Ohio common law had been that self-defense with deadly force was available as a defense only if the defendant had a bona fide belief that she was in imminent danger of death or great bodily harm, and that her only means of escape was the use of force.

In contrast, stand your ground now provides that deadly force or great bodily harm does not have to be threatened to use deadly force in response — any threat to a residence or safety can be sufficient.
 

.44 Magnum Cartridge Continues to be ‘Old But Gold’
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Can’t find that perfect cartridge? Why not make your own? Or at least that’s what one of the inventors of the Magnum cartridge did in the 20th century.

The prolific gun writer Elmer Keith kickstarted the Magnum era in the 1930s when he designed the .357 Magnum because the shell he wanted didn’t exist—and it became an instant hit! Thousands of firearm enthusiasts across the country loved it for its highly effective terminal ballistics. But Keith didn’t stop there.
 

Brazil: Brazil's Gun Economy Thriving Under President Bolsonaro
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Brazilian President Jai Bolsonaro supports a civilian “army” by implementing looser gun policies, allowing many to own firearms.

The 67-year-old ex-army captain promised the country to “give my life to defend our freedom.” And now, one way he’s reportedly doing that is by allowing Brazilians to have an accessible process for gun ownership.

Wagner Carneiro, a former Brazilian army sergeant, said he needed the gun to protect his family. Carneiro cited a previous incident when a man asked for random directions and then suddenly pointed a gun to his head and stole his mobile phone. He believes that with a weapon, incidents like these would be more preventable.
 

Why More Americans Are Becoming First-Time Gun Owners
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Why Is Gun Ownership Up? Expert Analysis and Some Personal Stories: Following the start of the global novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in early 2020, firearms sales steadily picked up. By the end of the year, 2020 had seen the strongest sales of guns in the history of the United States. It was driven significantly by many “first-time” buyers – those who had never previously owned a firearm.

According to data from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the firearms industry trade association, there were some five million first-time gun buyers in 2020 – while other statistics put the number significantly higher.
 

NY: New York Gun Restriction is Rooted in Racism Says… New York?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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We saw one of the most surprising court filings in recent memory this week.

New York argued its “good moral character” clause, which allows officials to subjectively deny gun-carry applicants, is similar to 17th Century prohibitions on Native Americans or Catholics owning guns, and that’s why it should be upheld. The state not only admitted its law is rooted in historical bigotry but said it should be upheld regardless. Or, rather, it should be upheld because of that fact.

This is one of the first forays by New York into trying to defend its modern gun restrictions under the Supreme Court’s Bruen standard, which requires a historical basis for any law that conflicts with the text of the Second Amendment.
 

VT: If you can’t ban assault weapons, control them
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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An outright ban smacks in the face of the right's self-serving interpretation of the Second Amendment. Instead, when you take a position for legalization and regulation, you comply with recent Supreme Court positions and rulings regarding the constitutionality of the government's right to regulate and control weapons.

There is precedent for this, in the regulation of automobiles, cigarettes and drugs. Licensure and registration are common for the ownership and operation of many possessions. These weapons should be prohibitively expensive to own.
 

OH: Ohio Republican lawmaker proposes bill to create safety protection orders, other gun reforms
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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An Ohio Republican state senator is proposing a five-point plan to change gun laws that includes a court-ordered gun seizure mechanism, a co-signer requirement for gun buyers under 21, and money to increase the number of mental health workers and expansion of regional mental health centers.

Sen. Matt Dolan (R-Chagrin Falls) failed to push a gun law reform bill through the legislature three years ago. His new proposal has similar elements and a few new ones.
 

NY: National Police Association files amicus brief in support of halting New York state's unconstitutional violations of 2nd Amendment civil rights
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The National Police Association (NPA) filed an amicus brief in support of a Preliminary Injunction against New York state's "Concealed Carry Improvement Act" (CCIA).

The lawsuit was filed by Ivan Antonyuk and Gun Owners of America.

In a quick response to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v Bruen, the state of New York passed a comprehensive gun control law, CCIA, that will eviscerate 2nd Amendment civil rights in New York if enacted.
 

FPC Encourages U.S. Senate To Kill Ban On 'Assault Weapons'
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With the ill-conceived ban on so-called “assault weapons” passed last week by the U.S. House of Representatives now headed to the U.S. Senate, FPC on Wednesday sent a fiery letter to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee reminding them that abrogating fundamental rights are not within their purview.

“For a legislative body to suppose that it can abrogate the human rights of the very people that delegate limited, enumerated powers to it is the height of conceit,” FPC wrote in the letter. “Especially following the United States Supreme Court decision of N.Y. State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, 142 S. Ct. 2111 (2022), to even propose such a measure is to show unbridled recalcitrance and disrespect to the people...
 

America tussles over a newly fashionable constitutional theory
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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In 1987, the last time the Senate voted to reject a president’s pick for the Supreme Court, a constitutional theory seemingly went down with the nominee. Robert Bork, Ronald Reagan’s ill-fated choice, told senators that judges should be guided not by their own lights but by the intentions of those who drafted the constitution. To read values into it that the framers “did not put there”, he said (referring to liberal rulings of the 1960s and 1970s, among others), is to “deprive the people of their liberty”. Roe v Wade, and rulings such as that protecting a right to contraception, were wrong or even “pernicious”: they had nothing to do with the true meaning of the constitution.
 

Soft-Point or Solid Bullet—Which is Best?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Many topics spur debate among hunters, a demographic that is usually willing to voice their opinions on the best rifle, best caliber and best optic. They are also usually willing to offer their opinions on the best ammunition. The subsequent spirited discussion on these topics is all part of the hunting experience. To confirm this for yourself, just sit around a campfire after a day’s hunt!

One topic that gets a lot of airtime is regarding which bullet is best for hunting: soft-point or solids? The answer is, it depends. Generally speaking, soft-point bullets are used for expansion, and solids are used for deep penetration.
 

Shooting: Little Gun, Big Handgun Hunting Power
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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A guide and I were sitting in a pop-up blind, not far from the Texas coastline. I was helping with a culling operation for whitetail deer. It was my job to do the shooting and the guide's job to tell me what to shoot. I'd already taken two deer at a little over 100 yards with a rifle when several came out of the brush closer to the blind. Pointing, the guide said, "That one."

I unholstered my 4 5/8-inch Ruger Single Seven revolver in .327 Fed. Mag. and said, "If you don't care, I'll use my handgun."
 

CA: More gun control bills working through California legislature
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Gun control was front and center at the State Capitol Thursday, with Democratic lawmakers voicing support for President Joe Biden’s actions on ghost guns.

Assemblymember Mike Gipson of Carson spoke alongside several of his Democratic colleagues. All of them were in that agreement that gun violence in California and across the nation has gotten out of control.

“Lives were taken away due to guns of mass destruction,” Gibson said.
 

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