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British philosophy professor shows ultimate goal of gungrabbers
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "Guns should be the subject of worldwide outrage. Their manufacture and sale should be a human-rights abuse, on which we pour vilification and horror. They should be illegal for all but properly constituted, trained and controlled agencies of governments, provided of course that the governments in question are themselves properly constituted and controlled by democratic means in a society where the rule of law obtains." ...
 

Profiling and predicting a leftist agenda in academic papers on ‘gun control’
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "... The three knuckleheads have tripped into a stoogepile right out of the starting gate, and have no credibility for either subject matter expertise or judgment from this point on." ...
 

Who Is The Fanatic When It Comes to Gun Control?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Think about Mr. Goddard’s reply. He does not know if a police officer could neutralize a deadly threat with about 50 seconds of warning? This from cover, with the assailant coming through a known and restricted entry point?"

"Or does Mr. Goddard KNOW, deep in his heart, that something actually might have been done to stop Cho? Instead of facing this harsh truth, has he slipped into delusional fanaticism? Is he now so hysterically committed to victim disarmament that he cannot admit that a gun in the hand of a righteous man or woman could have saved innocent lives?" ...
 

Inside the 'kill box'
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "I think this story needs to go viral, because this kind of crap could happen to any of us. ..." ...
 

Gun Review: S&W Governor (Take Three)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"When Smith & Wesson introduced their ‘Governor’ .410/.45 Colt/.45 ACP revolver at the 2011 SHOT show, many gun guys assumed Hell had frozen over. Smith & Wesson imitating Taurus? More specifically, the Taurus Judge, a shotshell revolver widely panned for its dismal accuracy and poor DA trigger pull. And? As Elvis said, Smith & Wesson was takin’ care of business baby. The gunmaker saw a huge new market opening up. Not being idiots, they wanted a piece of it. So, has Smith evolved and improved the shotgun-revolver concept, or have they merely hitched their caboose to the Taurus gravy train?" ...
 

Self-Defense Tip: After a Defensive Gun Use, Sleep on It
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In Meatloaf’s Paradise by the Dashboard Light, the hormone-crazed singer’s girlfriend won’t let him score a home run until and unless he promises to love her forever. His initial response: 'Let me sleep on it. Baby baby let me sleep on it. Let me sleep on it ...' When it comes to providing your version of events to the police after a defensive gun use (DGU), same answer. Do NOT submit to a police interview until at least 24 hours later. Say 'My life was in danger.' Then STFU, contact your lawyer and put some time between the incident and your official statement or interview. How important is this? Let’s check in with our friends at the Chicago Police Department via an email blast from the Force Science Institute . . ." ...
 

ADL Notices the Three Percent. We are officially pronounced an "anti-government conspiracy."
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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With a tip of the boonie hat to Brock for the link, so says the ADL: 'Rage Grows in America: Anti‑Government Conspiracies. The Three Percenters.'" ...

"Typical collectivist propaganda. Just because we don't believe in THEIR vision of Federal Leviathan 'government' that makes us 'anti-government.' Personally, I'm pro-government, if you mean a government that is small, safe, inexpensive and maintains ordered liberty and the rule of law without oppressing people." ...
 

Traffic-stop tape a lesson for all
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"An edited, 14-minute video of a Canton police officer's expletive-laced encounter with a motorist carrying a lawfully concealed weapon has rightly landed the officer in hot water."

"But the video, captured by the patrolman's dashboard camera, also underscores the difficulty and potential dangers for police officers in traffic stops involving CCW permits and the obvious need for more police training, as well as to revisit provisions of the law." ...
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H/t to David Codrea who notes "It's the same crap 'Authorized Journalists' are doing with Gunwalker--poor ATF had no choice because of all those darn lax gun laws."
 

Link to tragedy
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Lax U.S. gun laws helped a Norwegian, Anders Behring Breivik, pull off the deadliest attack in that country since World War II." ...

"The easy availability of high-capacity ammo magazines in the U.S. has once again helped enable a large-scale massacre." ...
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Submitter's Note: Actually the unavailability of defensive firearms did more than help enable the massacre, it practically guaranteed a high body count.
 

Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: The U.S. Army in Korea
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Moral of the story? Lieutenants, like computers, will do exactly what you tell them to. And that's the problem."

"Oh, and also:"
  • "Call E.O.D. for ANY unexploded ordinance."

  • "DO NOT continuously fire your weapon until the barrel is cherry red. Unless you like rounds cooking off before you pull the trigger."

  • "DO NOT fire straight up into the air. That stuff comes down, you know."

  • "Only ONE claymore per clacker on a range."

  • "ALWAYS clear the backblast of a shoulder fired rocket launcher."

  • "DO NOT clear a range of civilians by firing warning shots over their heads." ...
 

Concealed-carry laws do not reduce crime
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Now that Ohio Senate Bill 17, which allows concealed-carry permit holders to bring their guns into bars and restaurants, is law, we will see whether it promotes safety. Some research shows that as guns become more available to law-abiding citizens, crime increases and additional problems are created. (Disclosure: I don’t own a gun, but once upon a time I flew fighters in the Navy; I’m OK with the appropriate use of lethal force.)" ...
 

Lawyer Promotes Anti-Gun Concealed Carry Myth
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Lawyer Jack D’Aurora penned an op-ed in the Columbus Dispatch claiming that gun ownership causes more crime. Here’s two of his quotes:"

"'Mark Duggan of the University of Chicago estimates that 500,000 guns are stolen annually. Stolen guns mean more gun violence.'"

"'Some research shows that as guns become more available to law-abiding citizens, crime increases and additional problems are created.'"

"Since 2001, the average homicide rate for Right-to-Carry (RTC) states–whose liberal laws enable law-abiding citizens to carry concealed handguns–declined 12.8%, compared to 3.3% for non-RTC states. Moreover, the difference in violent crime rates between RTC and non-RTC states increased over time, as shown in the chart below." ...
 

OH: Teens terrorized by gang of gun-toting thugs on 'no-guns' COTA bus
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"10TV in Columbus is reporting that three teen-aged girls were terrorized on a Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) bus ride home from the Jazz and Rib Festival."

"As has been reported on this website for several years, COTA, which illegally posts its busses with 'no-guns signs', has had ongoing problems with violence, and in 2009 announced a plan which included asking people to submit to searches of their bags and person, and also 'using police dogs to increase security.'"

"Even those types of extreme measures are not working, and it clearly past time to allow COTA passengers the right to defend themselves. ..." ...
 

A Journalist's Guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part Five
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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"This is a continuation of updates from this column and Sipsey Street Irregulars beginning July 28, 2011. It includes contributions from regional Gun Rights Examiners."
 

Some heavy accusations against BATFE
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Whether or not you are supportive of Barack Obama’s handling of the presidency, you need to know he could be in serious trouble, and that it relates to his anti-gun and anti-Second Amendment agenda."

"The Obama administration wants us to believe that 90 percent of the guns used by the Mexican drug cartels came from American gun stores, specifically those of the border states of Texas and Arizona. This would supposedly prove that more gun control is needed in America."

"In order to prove the Obama administration’s theory, BATFE ... developed an operation called 'Fast and Furious.' ..." ...
 

Then again, maybe Obama administration DID directly traffic guns to Mexico
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "If one manages to accept that . . . unusual definition of 'gunwalking,' whereby personnel of the agency in question personally and directly transfer guns to known criminals, Newell could probably be said to have been technically truthful in his denial that the BATFE engaged in the practice."

"If, however, the allegations are true that one of the major players in a drug cartel's arms trafficking ring is a paid FBI informant, and that 'Project Gunwalker' deliberately funneled guns through him, even Newell's definition of "walking" would seem to have been met. A paid FBI informant is, after all, an agent of the government ..." ...
 

A Fast And Furious Assault On Private Gun Sales
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Obama administration lost no time determining where to place primary blame for border violence. During a joint April 16, 2009, White House press conference with President Felipe Calderon of Mexico, President Obama stated that more than 90% of all guns recovered by Mexican authorities came from the United States. He had previously made the same claim in February of that year, further asserting that many of those firearms came from gun shops that line our border."

"According to FactCheck.org, that 90% statistic is highly inflated ..." ...
 

Biden demonstrates tyrannical madness of 'terror watch list' gun ban
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Some argue that it's 'paranoid' to suspect that our honorable elected officials would stoop to using such a law to trample the rights of people whose only 'crime' was advocating political positions opposed by the administration in power. Let such casual dismissals be put to rest right now. Those who argue that the desperate situation of our spiraling national debt requires taking desperate measures if our nation is to avoid utter ruination are now being called 'terrorists,' by powerful officials in the party that occupies the White House and has a Senate majority." ...
 

Senator Inhofe’s Spent Brass Measure Benefits Gun Owners
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), successfully added an amendment to the committee-passed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, making fired small arms cartridges available for commercial sale with certain restrictions."

"It also requires the U.S. Secretary of Defense to ensure compliance with managing commercial sale of spent ammunition." ...
 

If ATF can’t tell us what a ‘firearm’ is, who can?
Submitted by: David Codrea
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"It’s more than just chasing after a rumor, which would be easy to dismiss or just flat-out ignore. A friend of mine has given me a real-world example, and per the concern I expressed yesterday, it involves a completely different firearm and a completely different caliber—meaning precedent has already been established—years ago—to mess with millions of gun owners based entirely on mercurial and mutable agency inconsistencies in application of rules."
 

NW activists follow new developments in Canton, OH ‘cop stop’ case
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Northwest gun rights activists infuriated* over a dash-cam video showing a Canton, Ohio cop threatening and berating an armed citizen are monitoring new events in that distant city, including Monday’s motion by the attorney for citizen William Bartlett to have charges against his client dropped." ...
 

Are .50 BMG upper conversions going to be reclassified as firearms? An Open Letter to ATF
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "Because this could have such profound and far-reaching effects, not only within the firearms industry, but also among private owners who have been in compliance with currently written regulations, I’m seeking to document if this is true."

"Is it?" ...
 

LA: Winn Sheriff Charged With Drug Trafficking
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Winn Parish Sheriff A.D. 'Bodie' Little has been indicted on federal charges he was involved in the distribution of methamphetamine drugs in his parish and in Shreveport." ...
 

CA: Is Elk Grove Anywhere Near Canton, Ohio?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "I’m not sure what’s more surprising here. That the officer found it necessary to shoot Hesselbein with a rifle while cuffed in the back of a squad car. That the shoot was found justified. Or that Hesselbein was only grazed by the bullet." ...
 

FL: Cops Charged With Falsifying Report
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Palm Beach County State Attorney Michael McAuliffe announces the arrest of Boynton Beach Police Officer Michael Mulcahy and Former Boynton Beach Police Officer Michael Arco."

"According to the arrest affidavits the arrests are related to their alleged lying on police reports about a November 30, 2010 drug arrest at a motel." ...
 

PA: West Reading police sergeant charged in stun-gun incidents
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A West Reading police sergeant was charged Tuesday with using a stun gun on three people, including shooting his father with the nonlethal weapon and posting a video of the incident on YouTube."

"Sgt. Matthew R. Beighley, 32, of Wyomissing also is charged with stunning two fellow officers with a department-issued Taser he was given after qualifying as a Taser expert." ...
 

WA: Nearly $1 million missing from starving woman’s accounts
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The neglect case involving a 106-year-old woman found begging for food in her squalid Kettle Falls home has morphed into a records hunt by law enforcement and others who say up to $1 million is missing from the woman’s retirement accounts."

"The chief suspect is her former caretaker, 78-year-old John H. 'Herb' Friedlund ..." ...

"In another twist, authorities discovered that the man who bailed Friedlund out of the Stevens County jail and provided Friedlund a place to stay is a Spokane-based agent with the [ATF]."

"Nine days after posting the $25,000 bond, the ATF special agent, Carl 'Rich' Jessen, bought 134 acres fronting the Kettle River from Friedlund at what the Swan family’s attorney said was a lower-than-market price." ...
 

MD: Judge warns of ‘system of subterfuge’ in police interrogations
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A stern warning from a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge that county police officers are overly aggressive, to the point of breaking the law in their interrogations, is a worrisome sign." ...

"'A system of subterfuge has developed in the law enforcement community with respect to interrogation techniques,' Johnson said in the story." ...
 

OH: City’s insurance paying $50,000 for alleged punch by officer
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The city’s insurance company has agreed to pay $50,000 to an Elyria man who was punched by an Elyria police officer while handcuffed to a hospital bed earlier this year." ...

"[Officer] Loesch has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge in connection with the alleged punch ..." ...

"Smith has said the punch nearly knocked him unconscious, while Walker described it as a blow that wouldn’t have harmed his 10-year-old." ...
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Submitter's Note: Well that makes it okay to punch a handcuffed suspect.
 

RI: Rhode Island's Central Falls files for bankruptcy
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"Central Falls, Rhode Island, one of a handful of U.S. cities and counties facing fiscal collapse in the wake of the economic recession, filed for a rare Chapter 9 bankruptcy on Monday." ...
 

FL: Oak Hill eliminates police department
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"In a surprise move Monday night the city of Oak Hill eliminated its entire police department."

"The police chief and a few officers were under scrutiny for alleged illegal and odd behavior. The city council was so fed up they simply wiped out the entire department." ...
 

IA: Iowa Police Shut Down 4-Year-Old's Lemonade Stand
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"Police closed down a lemonade stand in Coralville, telling its 4-year-old operator and her dad that she didn't have a permit." ...

"The city ordinance says food vendors have to apply for a permit and get a health inspection." ...
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SUBMITTER'S COMMENT: This national war against lemonade stands must stop!
 

OH: Toledo police spokesperson: Defending self during armed robbery "just not worth it"
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"After four jewelry store holdups in the past month, a Toledo police department spokesperson is reminding citizens that while they have a right to defend themselves, they really shouldn't bother."

"'You may just end up in a big gun battle and the store owner may get the suspect they may get the store owner and no telling what bystanders might be involved so its just really not worth it.' (emphasis added)" ...
 

SAF, SCCC hosting ‘Supporting campus concealed carry’ forum August
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"The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), in cooperation with Students for Concealed Carry on Campus (SCCC), is hosting a forum 'Supporting Concealed Carry on Campus' on Monday, August 8th at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Noon to 5 p.m."

"The forum is free and open to the public."

"This event will feature a Gun Free Zones debate between Colin Goddard of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and John Lott, author of More Guns, Less Crime." ...
 

OR: Concealed means concealed
Submitted by: James A. Farmer

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"Sunday's July 24 MT via Dear Amy, page 5C, featured "On wedding days and packing heat." Mentioned were family guests revealing the carrying of handguns."

"No one is more aggressively pro-Second Amendment and pro-gun than myself. Yet with all due respect, this practice demonstrates poor judgment. ..." ...
 

FL: Limits on local rule are essential (second letter)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Florida Legislature and governor have acted to protect the Second Amendment's right to keep and bear arms, and have prohibited local governments from enacting their own unconstitutional antigun laws."

"There could be only one result if local governments could ignore the Constitution as well as all federal and state laws, and that would be legal and social chaos ..." ...
 

IA: Ron Paul, NRA say they’re not behind anti-library calls in Carroll
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The campaign chairman for presidential candidate Ron Paul Tuesday morning was investigating a link between anti-library recorded robocalls bombarding homes and cellphones in Carroll. The calls urge residents to vote against a new library today to send a message to the Carroll City Council for a decision last winter prohibiting firearms on public property." ...
 

MT: Montana Nonprofit Models Itself on Italian Gun Project
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"How many nonprofit start-ups draw the CEO of a national advocacy organization to their kick-off meeting? Well, at least one. The National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre was on hand in remote Whitefish, Montana for the launch of the Montana Firearms Institute (MFI). The purpose of the Institute is to 'advocate for Montana’s firearms and shooting sports industries, promote Montana’s friendly climate for firearms manufacturing, and champion the Second Amendment.'"

"The model? Gordona, a quiet, prosperous Alpine region in northern Italy on the Swiss border. There, a cluster of skilled artisans, including woodcarvers, engravers, and barrel makers, cooperate to supply top Italian gun manufacturers with high-end product." ...
 

TX: Elizondo Concealed Handgun License Academy to teach in both English and Spanish
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Elizondo Concealed Handgun License Academy was created to serve the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex as a bi-lingual firearms instructional program. 'They talked, we listened and responded,' stated Ignacio Elizondo Jr., Owner/Chief Instructor for the academy. 'I have so many customers looking for a Spanish language instructor and now I can refer them to Elizondo Concealed Handgun License Academy,' said Mr. Steve Porter, owner and operator of Porters' Army and Navy store. ..." ...
 

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