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JPFO and SAF
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Jews for Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO) approached Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) with a view toward SAF taking over the financially foundering JPFO. Many in JPFO were not pleased. There has been some badmouthing of the Second Amendment Foundation and its leader Alan Gottlieb lately. Having known Alan for decades and having served for many years on SAF’s board of trustees, I feel compelled to offer a word or two."

"It was Gottlieb’s vision decades ago which, through SAF, funded much of the scholarly legal research published in respected law journals which today is recognized as authoritatively repudiating many 'gun control' arguments. ..." ...
 

Reaction to student's fantasy dinosaur-shooting shows zero tolerance insanity
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "This is nothing short of child abuse under color of authority." ...
 

Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership & SAF a Positive Merger
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"You may be aware that I’ve long been a fan of the organization Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership."

"JPFO has long been way out front in the gun rights fight ... [and] has done some great work. Since the death of JPFO founder, Aaron Zelman, JPFO has been struggling and floundering."

"I’ve also long worked comfortably with the twin organizations of Second Amendment Foundation and the [CCRKBA]. Both were founded and have been operated successfully by Alan Gottlieb."

"Now, there is talk about some association or partnership between JPFO and SAF. Critics claim that SAF is trying to 'take over' JPFO and will effectively neuter it."

"In my view, SAF is offering to rescue JPFO from swirling down the drain ..." ...
 

John Longenecker: Should firearms instructors make CPR training part of their curriculum in 2014?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Though gun owners are perceived as being single-issue voters, there is a great deal gun owners have in common with mainstream America; shared values perhaps more than any other demographic. With this in mind, should handgun safety instructors offer a Citizen CPR Course as part of their program for a better voter turnout in the mid-term?"

"My vote is yes. The messaging which is in part what Americans are waiting to hear from someone on 2014 issues can be organized from the liberty community. When 10 million adults decide to become 10 million gun owners, it’s time to develop a path to reaching the balance of the electorate. ..." ...
 

Cheaper Than Dirt! Participates in National Preparedness Month 2014
Submitted by: Cheaper Than Dirt!
Website: http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/

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"Since the eve of December 31, 1991, Cheaper Than Dirt! has committed itself to offer low prices and fully stocking an array of essential survival gear in order to help prepare citizens for disaster."

"Cheaper Than Dirt! joins over 3,000 organizations in participating in September’s National Preparedness Month 2014 encouraging America to make a kit and have a plan." ...
 

As technology advances, guns become deadlier, 'smarter'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Through stunning advances in technology, guns are becoming more accurate and deadlier. They are also becoming safer. Crazy as it might seem, gun-rights activists are excited about the former, but opposed to the latter."

"The gun-obsessed might admire computerized, laser-based rifle scopes that turn amateurs into master snipers at 1,200 yards, but offer them 'smart gun' technology that limits a firearm's use to its rightful owner and they get surly."

"Apparently, gun lovers think such a safety feature might become mandatory and, as we all know, anything mandatory constitutes a threat to their absolute Second Amendment rights to bear whatever guns they wish, public safety be damned." ...
 

Md. firearms law is saving lives
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"In 2013, the Maryland General Assembly passed and Governor O’Malley signed into law a landmark new gun violence prevention measure, the Firearms Safety Act, which is already saving lives in our state. We believe it should be a model for the nation.

Just this month a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by the gun lobby to overturn the law’s ban on assault weapons and high capacity gun magazines – meaning that these weapons of mass destruction are no longer legal for sale in our state."

"And statewide in Maryland, gun deaths have gone down 23% in the first seven months of 2014 compared to the same period last year. ..." ...
 

Doctors Demand Patients ‘Give Up’ Their Guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Pro Second Amendment forces were up in arms when doctors started questioning and demanding patients ‘give up’ whether or not they had any firearms in the home—even when it had nothing to do with the treatment. Well, good news for the defenders of the Second Amendment, because in late July 2014 the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit gave the doctors a lesson in medical procedure. Specifically, the court ruled doctors do not have the right to ask patients if they own a firearm when unnecessary to the patient’s care." ...
 

TTAG Reader: Follow the 911 Operator’s Instructions
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"'You sir are an idiot of enormous magnitude!' So begins a recent comment underneath my 2012 post Self-Defense Tip: Don’t Listen to the 911 Operator. “I think the thing that upsets me the most about this article is that it is written in such a way that what you are saying appears credible. Unfortunately the advice you are giving is dangerous, at best.” As you might imagine, this website does not want to give dangerous advice to armed Americans (or other nationalities). So, in the interests of personal safety, here’s 911 operator Sara’s takedown of my STFU with 911 thesis . . ." ...
 

WaPo’s Darren Wilson Article: Profile or Character Assassination?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"The Washington Post has published a detailed article about Officer Darren Wilson, the Ferguson PD patrolman who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown, setting off a national furore about race and police militarization. The piece is headlined Darren Wilson’s first job was on a troubled police force disbanded by authorities. This is how it starts . . ." ...
 

IL: Chicago crime rate drops as concealed carry applications surge
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... "Since Illinois started granting concealed carry permits this year, the number of robberies that have led to arrests in Chicago has declined 20 percent from last year, according to police department statistics. Reports of burglary and motor vehicle theft are down 20 percent and 26 percent, respectively. In the first quarter, the city’s homicide rate was at a 56-year low." ...
 

Insane ATM Shootout (video)
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When mobs rush to judgement, justice dies
Submitted by: Liston Matthews
Website: http://goodhillpress.blogspot.com/

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"One of the worst things that can happen to you today is to be killed in a violent confrontation. The next worst thing would be for you to kill someone else in that confrontation. Your life would be forever changed." ...
 

Text Released: Democrat-Sponsored Bill to Ban Body Armor
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"A couple weeks back we reported on a bill introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives by California Democrat Mike Honda to ban the sale of body armor to “civilians” in the United States. At the time the full text of the bill hadn’t been released, but a couple days ago it was finally posted to Congress’s official website. And yes, it really is as bad as you’d expect . . ." ...
 

Reid's position on 'assault weapons' for police sounds familiar
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"The topic of the militarization of law enforcement has come to the fore of late, with the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the hyper-aggressive police response to community outrage about the shooting. Even the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV), so fawningly supportive of unlimited government power as to claim no right to armed resistance against a government that rounds up citizens to be sent to concentration camps on the basis of race or religion, has complained about the militarized police response in Ferguson. Odd, given the fact that their executive director Josh Horwitz has also warned us to 'not put too much on the militarization of law enforcement.'." ...
 

Michael Bloomberg Picks Up James Brady’s Legacy Where Republicans Abandoned It
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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... "President Obama and the White House team are struggling to strike the right foreign policy note in an era where the United States can no longer monetarily or morally afford to police the globe. Yet it remains glaringly obvious that we can and should do more to combat one of the greatest threats to human life of any color right here at home – gun violence. Though it is certain that racist cops and citizens would find another weapon for expressing their vitriolic hate in the absence of a loaded gun, we don’t have to continue making execution so easy." ...
 

Will Wilcox's anti-NRA campaign work?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"If I had to pick one race and one issue that seriously promises to tell us something about the voters, it isn't a Republican contest. And has nothing to do directly with either immigration or Barack Obama."

"It is the Democratic congressional District 7 contest, which appears to have boiled down to a head-to-head battle between Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox and state lawmaker Ruben Gallego."

"And the issue is gun rights, which doesn't often come up in races that involve only Democrats." ...
 

KILLING F TROOP: House Rep Sensenbrener Moves To Disband ATF
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"The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has long been viewed as the 'red-headed stepchild' of federal law enforcement, and now a veteran member U.S. House is attempting to disband the corrupt and unaccountable rogue agency."
"For more than three decades, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has gotten a reputation as something of a cowboy operation or even a rogue agency over such incidents as Waco and Ruby Ridge, and operations Fast and Furious and 'Fearless.' Now, veteran Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner is working on legislation that would dissolve the agency, merging its operations into other federal law enforcement entities, an aide confirmed in a telephone conversation with TGM." ...
 

CT: Connecticut Citizens Defense League expected to back Tom Foley in governor’s race
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"The Connecticut Citizens Defense League this week is expected to endorse Republican Tom Foley for governor, as Democrats continue to criticize the candidate for remarks he made recently that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy had “exploited” the killing of children and educators in Newtown."

"CCDL President Scott Wilson said the executive committee of the 15,000-member organization will meet Tuesday night to take up the question of endorsements for governor and, most likely, at least some of the constitutional officers and congressional candidates. Wilson Monday said they will not be endorsing any of the incumbent constitutional officers or Connecticut’s incumbent U.S. House representatives." ...
 

UT: Sandy to vote on throwing out gun laws
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Sandy is scheduled to vote Tuesday night to repeal firearms laws restricting carrying guns in public places — even by minors or inebriated adults."

"If the City Council goes along with the proposed changes, it no longer will be illegal to pack a gun in a park, on a trail, golf course or in any other city recreational facility." ...
 

Second Amendment Foundation Wins Silvester Case on Waiting Periods in California
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"The Second Amendment Foundation today won a significant court victory in California in which the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California ruled that the Golden State’s 10-day waiting period violates the Second Amendment 'as applied to those individuals who successfully pass' the state’s background check prior to the ten days, and who are in lawful possession of an additional firearm." ...
 

10-Day Waiting Period for Gun Delivery Voided in California
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"In Silvester v. Harris, No. 1:11-CV-2137 AWI SAB (ED Cal. 08/25/14), a federal trial court held that Penal Code sections 26815(a) and 27540(a), which require ten days between purchase and delivery of a firearm, are unconstitutional under the Second Amendment as to those who have already been previously cleared for weapons possession by reason of a previous firearm purchase or possession of a concealed weapon carry permit. The decision was stayed for 180 days and an appeal to the Ninth Circuit is probable."

"Unless a statutory exception applies, every person who wishes to purchase a firearm in California must wait at least 10-days from the date of purchase before taking possession of a firearm. ..." ...
 

California's 10 Day Waiting Period Has Been Struck Down In Court!
Submitted by: mynameisfoxtrot.com
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"One of the many nuances that comes with purchasing a firearm in California is the 10 day waiting period. The liberal politicians created this time as a 'cool down' period in case the purchaser was thinking about doing something awful with the new weapon and also so a background check could be run. Why 10 days? Well it is arbitrary number made up by a politician, and realistically would not impact safety one bit if the wait was 9 days or 11 days. Also, if you already own a firearm is the 10 days really necessary? Btw, background checks are damn near instant these days." ...
 

Fed. judge rules Calif. waiting period violates 2A in some cases
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"A federal judge in California today ruled that the Golden State’s 10-day waiting period violates the Second Amendment 'as applied to those individuals who successfully pass' the state’s background check prior to the ten days, and who are already in lawful possession of an additional firearm, and the Second Amendment Foundation is hailing the ruling."

"It’s a significant victory for SAF and Calguns Foundation. In his 56-page ruling, Senior Judge Andrew W. Ishii of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California also noted that the waiting period violates the Second Amendment for individuals who pass the background check and who possess a valid CCW license." ...
 

LA: Ban on guns in places that sell alcohol — including supermarkets and service stations, and their parking lots — struck down on Second Amendment grounds
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "Monday’s Taylor v. City of Baton Rouge (M.D. La. Aug. 25, 2014) grants plaintiffs a declaratory judgment that '§ 13:95.3 unlawfully infringes upon the right of Plaintiff and other citizens to keep and bear firearms, in violation of the Second Amendment.'"

"Oddly, the defendants apparently failed to properly answer the complaint, so the court entered default judgment against them. In the process, though, it did have to 'review the pleadings to determine whether Taylor has established a viable claim for relief,' and concluded that Taylor was indeed entitled to prevail:" ...
 

Sheriffs Stand Their Ground Against Gun Control
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Sheriff Mike Lewis considers himself the last man standing for the people of Wicomico County."

"'State police and highway patrol get their orders from the governor,' the Maryland sheriff said. 'I get my orders from the citizens in this county.'"

"With more states passing stronger gun control laws, rural sheriffs across the country are taking the meaning of their age-old role as defenders of the Constitution to a new level by protesting such restrictions, News21 found."

"Some are refusing to enforce the laws altogether."

"Sheriffs in states like New York, Colorado and Maryland argue that some gun control laws defy the Second Amendment and threaten rural culture, for which gun ownership is often an integral component." ...
 

FL: Ex-deputy gets 5 years for taking hush money in marijuana case
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A now former Broward sheriff's deputy sold out his office, set himself up for a prison sentence and lost his certification to be a law enforcement officer — all for $15,000."

"Manuel Silva, 39, was given a five-year prison sentence in Broward Circuit Court on Thursday morning and was immediately fingerprinted, handcuffed and taken into custody." ...
 

VT: Barrington police officer pleads guilty to cyberstalking, resigns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"A Barrington police sergeant accused of harassing his ex-wife pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of domestic cyberstalking and obstruction of justice." ...
 

MA: Ex-Burlington cop guilty in drug scheme
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A former Burlington police officer will spend a year behind bars after pleading guilty Tuesday to charges in connection with a scheme in which he falsified prescriptions to pocket more than 260 Percocets and collected tens of thousands of dollars in false disability claims."

"In Middlesex Superior Court, Mark Driscoll, 39, of Wakefield, pleaded guilty to 26 indictments, including forgery, larceny over $250, uttering false prescriptions, fraudulently obtaining controlled substances, obtaining a signature under false pretenses, attempting to commit larceny and insurance fraud." ...
 

IL: Chicago crime rate declines as CCW applications rise, says report
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The Washington Times yesterday reported that the crime rate has dropped in Chicago since Illinois adopted a concealed carry licensing system; a change in stature that was forced on the legislature by a pair of lawsuits that included the Second Amendment Foundation’s Moore v. Madigan." ...
 

Allatoona Gun Ban by Army Corps of Engineers is Upheld
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"A Georgia gun rights group is appealing a federal judge's decision allowing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to ban firearms at Lake Allatoona and other Corps-managed properties."

"U.S. District Judge Harold Murphy on Aug. 18 said he does not believe that a federal regulation restricting the use of firearms on Corps properties infringes on "the constitutionally enshrined right" of GeorgiaCarry.org or its members to defend themselves."

"Citing the Supreme Court's 2008 ruling in a case that successfully challenged Washington gun laws, Murphy wrote, 'The only contours that the Supreme Court gave to this right to self-defense is that citizens have a right to bear arms for self-defense within the home.'" ...
 

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