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Alan Korwin: Gays or Guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The lamestream media told you:"

"Democratic presidential contenders participated in a candidate's forum for the gay community, with musician Melissa Etheridge showing superb skills as an interviewer, asking tough questions and making candidates squirm."

"The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:"

"If a tiny, marginal, but loud 'community' like gay people can force a presidential debate for their concerns, it is clearly time for the gun-owning community to demand a candidate debate for the 95 million Americans who own guns and are concerned about mounting challenges to their rights under the Bill of Rights." ...
 

Sticking it to 'em
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A piece of wood — the English longbow — was the terror weapon of its day. With it the Welsh resisted invaders. It was capable of penetrating most armor, and thus was dangerous to the ruling classes." ...

"Because of the ubiquity of the longbow, the English nobles had to be more considerate of their subjects. As Hemingway* said, 'An armed society is a polite society.' Our Founders recognized this fact, and included the Second Amendment. Like the kings outlawing armor-piercing points, some seek to subvert the purpose of that provision. They hold that it's government's role to control weapons. ..." ...
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* Submitter's Note: Actually it was Heinlein.
 

Gun Control's Twisted Outcome
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Two years ago, Dan Rather made many stiff British upper lips quiver by reporting that England had a crime problem and that, apart from murder, 'theirs is worse than ours.' The response was swift and sharp. 'Have a Nice Daydream,' The Mirror, shot back, reporting: 'Britain reacted with fury and disbelief last night to claims by American newsmen that crime and violence are worse here than in the US.' But sandwiched between the article's battery of official denials and a compilation of lurid crimes from 'the wild west culture on the other side of the Atlantic where every other car is carrying a gun,' The Mirror conceded that the anchorman was correct. Except for murder and rape, 'Britain has overtaken the US for all major crimes.'" ...
 

Microstamping - A clear cut case of failure of imagination
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Paul is all gushy about installing a de-facto gun registry under the guise of 'microstamping'. He, of course, heads off any debate by declaring"

"Gun lobby criticisms of microstamping sound quite familiar. About this advancement in forensic science they say that 'it costs too much,' or 'criminals will get around it,' or 'only honest gun owners will be penalized,' or – you guessed it – 'it’s a ban on guns.' We’ve heard it all before, and like before, it’s all nonsense."
"Actually, Paul, the nonsense is part and parcel of your gig, not ours."

"Let's take these one at a time shall we? And if any of you hyper-intelligent college credentialed people out there wish to show me where I'm wrong, please do. ..." ...
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H/t to Walls Of The City.
 

GOA, JPFO, NRA and NSSF speak out for Gun Dealers (Red's Trading Post)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I am pleased to announce a great response at the Regulatory Fairness Forum in Boise. Members of Senator Larry Craig and Senator Mike Crapo's staff were there among others. GOA-Gun Owners of America, JPFO-Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, NRA-National Rifle Association and NSSF-National Shooting Sports Foundation submitted letters on behalf of firearms dealers to the National Ombudsman Nicholas Owens who is empowered to receive, substantiate and report to Congress complaints and comments from small business owners about regulatory enforcement actions taken against small businesses by federal agencies." ...
 

Ted Nugent Goes Off On Obama And Hillary! (video) **Warning: Contains Graphic Language**
Submitted by: Chas

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Ted Nugent threatens Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton during a performance- with machine guns in hand! This was recorded at one of Nugent's concerts about a week ago.

Update: This video is from Nugent's performance at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California on August 21, 2007.
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Submitter's Note: In a moment of candor, Ted shares his true feelings toward the leading candidates of the Democratic party.
 

Left Wing Wackos for Guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Most people assume that if you are a leftist, or a progressive, or just a plain old liberal you must be anti-gun. (Most people probably don't make this assumption about anarchists quite so quickly). Well, I'm not...anti-gun that is (Although for me personally the fact that I have a felony conviction on the old record makes the whole thing problematic). I'm not sure we need everyone armed with automatic weapons, but some guns, in my mind, are not a bad idea. I used to say 'When guns are outlawed, only cops will have guns.' The truth is cops and criminals and right wing nuts will have guns, the rest of America will be sitting behind locked doors hoping no knocks come in the night." ...
 

Brady Center Asks ATF For More Crime Gun Data After Surprising Agency Disclosure
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Following the surprising release of Federal gun trace data by a Justice Department agency, in apparent violation of controversial Congressional restrictions on public disclosure of such data, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence today filed a Freedom of Information Act requesting additional information on crime guns."

"On Monday, August 20, the [ATF] released on its website a group of reports based on state-by-state crime gun trace data. Its acting director implied that law enforcement leaders and others were confused and misinformed about the intent of the so-called 'Tiahrt Amendment' restrictions on gun trace data disclosure that have been on the books since 2004 in annual bills funding ATF, now part of the Justice Department." ...
 

Understanding the distancing and reaction time continuum
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"For the most part, we would all like to believe that we will act or react in an appropriate amount of time in a situation. Truth of the matter is, will you really react the way you think you will?!"

"Many of us have heard that we are most likely to be confronted within twenty-one feet. My understanding that one of the reasons this saying started was due to the distances at which law enforcement encounters occur. Truth of the matter is that we are most likely to be attacked within ten feet. If I am attacked by someone who is twenty-one feet away, I believe that it is a good day for me!" ...
 

NY: Lower East Siders blast back against gun violence
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Lower East Side residents, including the mother of a 13-year-old girl injured last month by stray gunfire, met with elected officials, gun-control advocates and police last week at the Grand Street Settlement to talk about keeping neighborhood families safe."

"The Aug. 16 forum, which included City Councilmember Rosie Mendez and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh, was a response to two incidents, one on July 8 and the other on July 22, in which two youngsters were hit by stray bullets while on the grounds of the Samuel Gompers Houses between Columbia and Pitt Sts." ...
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KABA Note: 'Gun Free' in NYC.
 

National exercise your rights day
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I apologize for the relative silence over the past few days, but things come up, as I am quite sure you all are aware. However, something else has come up which is going to take precedence over a few other things for the moment."

"On August 28th, the Brady Campaign organizers are scheduling a national protest to 'focus attention on the scourge of illegal gun trafficking'. Fine. That is all good and well - I, personally, am against illegal gun trafficking as well, as I have always been against all forms of firearm-related crime. However, it is the Brady Campaign's avowed purpose to disarm all Americans, law-abiding or not, and this 'protest' is nothing more than attempt to further erode our Constitutionally-granted rights ..." ...
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H/t to David Codrea.
 

Sportsmen's Issues Thrust Into 2008 Race
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"An unusual move by President Bush to promote hunting on federal lands is calling attention to so-called sportsmen's issues, which presidential candidates have largely neglected on the stump in recent months."

"Last week, Mr. Bush issued an executive order instructing federal agencies to 'manage wildlife and wildlife habitats on public lands in a manner that expands and enhances hunting opportunities.' The order also encourages federal officials to respect 'state management authority over wildlife resources.'" ...
 

Congress should skip hype on firearms issue, and pay attention to the public, says gun law expert
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"'When Congress comes back into town after Labor Day, it should ignore the media hype on the firearms issue and pay attention to what the public – their constituents – are saying on the matter,' gun rights expert John M. Snyder stated here today."

"'According to an August poll conducted by Zogby International for Associated Television News, the American public rejects the notion that new gun control laws are needed by a two-to-one margin,' Snyder continued." ...
 

CA: City gun ordinance is worse than a waste of effort
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Sacramento recently passed an ordinance requiring gun owners to report the loss or theft of their firearms within 48 hours of when the owner knew or 'should have known' the gun was missing."

"Gun control advocacy groups ... disingenuously claimed the proposed ordinance will prevent unlawful sales of firearms by 'straw purchasers' who buy a gun legally, intending to resell it illegally on the black market." ...

"Ironically, the ordinance cannot be used against the real bad guys. No law can compel lawbreakers to report themselves. So a straw purchaser who legally buys a gun cannot be compelled to report that he resold it illegally. And since it wasn't actually lost or stolen, he hasn't violated the ordinance." ...
 

Guest Commentary: NICS Story
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "I had a hunt planned from Monday to this evening."

"I had a rifle I had purchased a month ago from a person in Idaho I wanted to take on the hunt for my father to use."

"It came in on Saturday to my friend's gun shop." ...

"I go to pick up said rifle, fill out the 4473 form, NICS is called, they 'delay me' and I can not receive the firearm ..." ...

"Side note. Ten firearms transactions involving NICS ... this year. Three delays. One multiple firearm transaction day 3 weeks prior ... where all were instantly approved. No particular pattern. Pretty much a normal year in my dealing with NICS as far as their performance." ...

"Show me any other database where a simple search returns spurious results 3 out of 10 times when fed the exact same search." ...
 

Firearms Competition: A driving force to officer survival
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Serious participation in competitive shooting enhances your chances of survival while on duty. In fact, each competition you participate in is a step in the right direction, driving you toward improvement, and making you more prepared for the hazards of law enforcement."

"The skills, knowledge and attitude which are required to handle firearms safely, confidently and accurately during competition are the same skills, knowledge and attitude that are essential to all armed law enforcement officers while on the job. The fundamental proficiency and wisdom that you gain during firearm competitions are invaluable to your livelihood." ...
 

NY: Meatball Defense Is Rejected
Submitted by: Anonymous

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The Police Department has fired a veteran counterterrorism detective who failed a drug test, finding that his claim that his wife had served him marijuana-spiked meatballs was not credible, Paul J. Browne, a police spokesman, said yesterday. With the decision, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly rejected an earlier recommendation by an administrative judge that the detective, Anthony Chiofalo, be reinstated. Commissioner Kelly has the final say on firings. Detective Chiofalo, a 22-year veteran, was suspended without pay in 2005 after a random drug test found marijuana in his system. During an investigation, his wife said she had secretly substituted marijuana for oregano in her meatball recipe in the hope of forcing him to leave police work.
 

FL: Miami Beach officer charged with fondling suspect
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Weeks after fondling a woman suspected of drunken driving, authorities say, a married Miami Beach police officer met the same woman at a South Beach bar, bought drinks and tried to kiss her."

"What Officer Eduardo Macias didn't know was that the woman was wearing a recorder and cooperating with internal affairs detectives, authorities said."

"Today, following a yearlong investigation, Macias, 32, will surrender to face charges of official misconduct, perjury and battery. He is the fourth officer in Miami-Dade County during the past five months to be arrested on sex-related charges." ...
 

PA: Governor reconsiders gun check shutdown
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Angry sportsmen and hunters fired a warning shot, and Gov. Ed Rendell heard it."

"Mr. Rendell said yesterday that because of objections from hunters, sportsmen's groups, gun dealers and some state legislators, the Pennsylvania Instant Check System may not be shut down Sept. 2-6 as originally planned."

"State police want to temporarily shut down the system, which allows gun dealers to do instant checks on would-be gun buyers so that guns aren't sold to persons with criminal backgrounds or convictions. The shutdown is needed for a computer upgrade to make the system more efficient." ...
 

IL: Residents Fear Their Guns May Be Taken Away
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Some people in Champaign County are afraid their guns will be taken away. That's why pro-gun advocates are trying to get a resolution passed that would promise the 2nd amendment would be protected. People say they feel Chicago and Cook County is trying to run the rest of the state of Illinois. That's because Cook County put a gun ban into effect this past February on long guns, like rifles and shotguns. The ban says people can't even have the guns in their own home. Some people in Champaign County feel that's unconstitutional, and they went to the county board meeting Thursday night to speak up before the ban moves south." ...
 

PA: Some Spread The Message; Responsible Gun Owners Do Exist
Submitted by: Anon

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"Paul Raynolds grips his gun with the precision of a surgeon. Even with decades of experience with firearms, he always points it in a 'safe' direction, even when teaching on a dummy."

"The Bulletin interviewed this veteran National Rifle Association (NRA) certified firearms instructor Thursday to get a feel for what it's like on the other side of the barrel. The truth is, there are responsible gun owners in Philadelphia; many just rarely hear about them." ...
 

CO: Lots of local ladies learning to shoot
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Linda Christiansen stood dead still, gun raised, her eye fixed on the target."

"'Fire!' the instructor barked, and Christiansen fired a succession of six rapid shots."

"Removing her sound mufflers, she walked back to the score keeper to report her score."

"'When you get close to the bulls eye, you feel pretty good,' she said, grinning."

"Two months ago Christiansen was scared to hold a gun but now she and about 20 other women participating in the 'Girls and Their Guns' shooting program know how to safely load and fire a gun." ...
 

IL: Banning handguns a seriously bad idea
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I am writing in response to Gus Gustafson's Aug. 19 letter."

"This ridiculous diatribe was loaded with so much half-truth and innuendo that it is difficult to know where to begin."

"Gustafson insisted that because the Supreme Court refused to hear the case of the Morton Grove handgun ban, this means the ban does not interfere with the Second Amendment." ...

"I happen to believe that it refused on the basis of political reasons and personal biases."

"They probably could not find any legal reasons to not overturn the law and simply refusing to hear the case is so much easier than trying to trump up some irrational argument in support of this unconstitutional act." ...
 

Youth ties national shooting record
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Chad Kurgan of Tuolumne tied a national junior record set by his coach during the National Rifle and Pistol Championships in Camp Perry, Ohio."

"Kurgan, 16, shot a score of 200-16X in the Scott Trophy Match, rapid-fire sitting position at a distance of 200 yards, to equal the mark set by Robert Taylor in 1997. Kurgan put all 200 of his shots right on the money, with 16 of them cutting dead-center." ...
 

Canada: Trained citizens can help
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Letter writer Mike Duynhoven (Examiner, Aug. 16) raises the idea of allowing citizens the right to carry firearms for self-defence."

"Unfortunately Canadians are left at the mercy of criminals due to a revolving door justice system that focuses on a catch and release program instead of protecting Canadians by jailing murderers and gang members."

"The idea of armed citizens may seem foreign to many Canadians."

"We have laws that do permit concealed armed carry, however, these permits tend to only be issued to judges and lawyers in high-profile court cases." ...
 

UK: Gangs flaunt guns and cars on YouTube after Liverpool murder
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"Teenage gangs in Liverpool are using the popular video-sharing website YouTube to flaunt their culture of violence and law-breaking, taunting each other, making threats, and showing off guns and cars, it emerged Friday."

"The video clips have come to prominence following the murder on Wednesday of 11-year-old Rhys Jones, shot dead as he returned from football practice to his home in the well-to-do Croxteth Park area of the city."

"On Friday, clips showing the activities of two gangs from the neighbouring Norris Green and Croxteth areas were still posted up on YouTube. ..."

"In one clip, a youth can be seen pointing a gun to the camera. In another, an apparently bloodied victim is shown." ...
 

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