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Bloomberg-Affiliated Propagandists Asking Oregon Gun Shops For Help With Anti-Gun PSA
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"A Washington DC 'Democrat media consulting firm' affiliated with Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns (and a host of anti-gun politicians) is offering Oregon gun dealers $1,500 to allow them to film an on-location 'public service announcement,' Oregon Firearms Federation announced Friday. The filmmakers need a gun store as a backdrop for an actor to tell viewers how 'easy' it is to comply with form requirements . . ." ...
 

A Crushing New Argument Against Gun Control
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"Kurt Schlichter, a Los Angeles trial attorney, recently-retired U.S. Army Infantry colonel, and all-around smart guy, has recently penned a nuanced and subtle response to those timid souls who claim that law-abiding American citizens shouldn’t be able to own the sort of firearms they desire."

"Nah, I’m totally kidding you."

"Kurt doesn’t do subtle."
"American gun owners are beginning to respond with a fresh, powerful argument when facing anti-gun liberals. Here it is, in its entirety. Ready?"

"'Screw you.' That’s it. Except the first word isn’t 'Screw.'"

"It’s not exactly a traditional argument, but it’s certainly appropriate here. The fact is that there is no point in arguing with liberal gun-control ..." ...
 

Meanwhile, back at the gun wars ...
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"Los Angeles City Council has unanimously passed an ordinance to ban newspapers exceeding 10 pages."

"It also has banned any public speaking — including that from church, synagogue and mosque pulpits — longer than 10 minutes."

"Another measure limits the number of those peaceably assembling to no more than 10 and for no more than 10 minutes with a lifetime per individual maximum of 10 assemblies."

"Those petitioning the city council for a redress of their grievances henceforth will be limited to 10 grievances every 10 years." ...

"Not really. But these examples are proffered to better illustrate the unconstitutional nature and the intellectual malpractice of a truly bumfuzzling ordinance that the La-La Land Council did pass ...." ...
 

Gun control group overlooks important fact in observance
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"While four gun rights groups were announcing a reward fund yesterday to help find the killer or killers of Chinatown International District activist Donnie Chin, the anti-gun-rights Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility was busy capitalizing the ninth anniversary of the Seattle Jewish Federation shooting via e-mail, omitting one important fact in the process: The gunman in that incident had passed a background check."

"WAGR was also still using Chin’s slaying last Thursday to push its agenda on its Facebook page, omitting another important fact. Chin was an active member of the Washington Arms Collectors, and had been a regular table holder at their monthly Puyallup gun shows for 20 years." ...
 

Question for the Mainstream Media: How Many Members Does Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Have?
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"Over at courier-journal.com, reporter Debby Yetter [above] takes a look at the Bluegrass State’s civilian disarmament movement. The majority of her piece, 'Ky., Ind. moms pushing for gun safety', presents a history of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, including a lengthy profile of founder Shannon Watts. Yetter doesn’t offer much in the way of information about Kentucky’s anti-gun activists. ..." ...

"While there’s nothing wrong with profiling an activist or the cause to which he or she adheres, no matter how lonesome that crusader may be, you’d kinda hope that a seasoned reporter would make some mention of the size of that cause. How many members belong to the KY MDA? Or MDA generally?" ...
 

Aussie PM Tony Abbott Goes Full Dictator in Shotgun Grab
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"Australia’s descent into full blown fascism just accelerated again. The Adler lever-action ban in Australia just got serious as Prime Minister Tony Abbott has now decided to personally intervene and ban the firearms completely pending completion of a review of the NFA. ... Amidst the backlash from firearms owners and running out of concocted reasons and emotive rhetoric based arguments as to why law-abiding firearms owners are responsible for the actions of criminals, and that 128-year-old technology has now suddenly become a national security threat, Justice Minister Michael Keenan stressed 'that the decision to suspend imports was not about targeting law-abiding gun owners but reflected the heightened terrorist threat in Australia.' . . ." ...
 

The NRA's Black Face
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to the National Rifle Association (NRA) and owns several guns, including a sleek Glock 17 handgun and a customized AR-15 rifle. But as Noir frequently points out, he does not fit the stereotype of NRA members, or what he calls OFWG: 'Old, fat White guys.'"

"At 29, he’s not old. Nor is he fat ‒ he’s slender and stylishly dressed with sneakers made by Prada. He’s also not White."

"In the world of gun owners, Noir, an African-American, has become an Internet sensation and his popularity is growing."

"Noir has attracted followers with pro-gun videos ‒ titles include 'Gun Control & Bathrooms' and 'You Know You’re a Gun Control Hypocrite if … ' He has emerged as a dynamic and unexpected NRA persona." ...
 

Col. Jeff Cooper on the Cecil the Lion Fiasco
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"I am invoking the name of the late great Jeff Cooper to shed light on the media fiasco that is the mainstream media’s coverage of the dentist who shot the apparently beloved lion Cecil. Since the The People of the Gun often cite Cooper’s four rules of gun safety (he also coined the term hoplophobe). I am using an appeal to authority for those who consider themselves people of the gun, but would throw the dentist in question under the bus. Jeff Cooper was an avid hunter and made many trips to Africa including hunting lions. There is a collection of the colonel’s commentaries on the internet and they are instructive in this situation . . ." ...
 

As predicted, guns to be 2016 campaign issue; Dems eye 72-hour ‘default’
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"Yesterday’s Business Insider predicted that gun control will become a pivotal issue in the 2016 presidential campaign, while a story in The Guardian affirmed this column’s prediction that anti-gunners would seek to extend the 'hold' period on gun transactions beyond the current three days."

"The Guardian story alluded to a letter sent by anti-gun Sen. Richard Blumenthal and a dozen of his colleagues – all Democrats but not including either of Washington’s two U.S. senators – asking the gun industry to 'stop selling guns to people who do not first definitively pass a background check.' The full text of their 387-word letter may be read below." ...
 

It’s not just weather that could burn recreational shooters
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"While the Seattle Times is talking about the continuing heat wave this weekend, there’s a storm brewing on the horizon for recreational shooters at a popular northeast Pierce County shooting spot, and slobs with guns are a big part of the problem."

"U.S. Forest Service officials are under increasing pressure to close this traditional shooting site, located along Road 70, off Highway 410 southeast of Greenwater. Some people living in a nearby development have been complaining about errant shooting, and it’s time for gun owners to start policing their own ranks to get rid of the slobs, or face a possible shooting closure." ...
 

I Only Need Three Guns
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... "As I became a sophomore in high school, I realized that I needed to decide on what to do with my life after I graduated. I decided on the military. According to what I’ve been told (yes, I know recruiters will say anything) my a.s.v.a.b scores and my grades would qualify for most any job. To everyone’s astonishment, I choose infantry…I even picked the longer enlistment."

"Basic training was rough, but not the hell I had expected, and it was my first real training with weapons. I remember gaining more respect for my rifle than my first car. I was hooked. I needed more. More types of rifles, more knowledge about how they function, their limitations. Just more. ..." ...
 

Guns for Beginners: Be Polite, Be Friendly and Have a Plan to Kill Everyone You Meet
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"There’s nothing wrong with being helpful to strangers in need. If a stranger needs assistance, all things being equal, render it. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. But even as you play good Samaritan, have a plan to defend yourself against unwarranted attack. Be ready to defend yourself. Not kill. Use your firearm or other methods – including running away – to stop the threat. Otherwise, this can happen [via news.yahoo.com] . . ." ...
 

Hackers Demonstrate They Can Remotely Shift Targets, Lock TrackingPoint Rifles
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"When your life is on the line, the very last thing you want to worry about is the reliability of your equipment. Give me a good old fashioned carbureted engine with a set of magnetos and I’m a happy lad — you can keep your fancy fuel injection to yourself. Beyond the possibility of a glitch in the code causing a problem or your electrical system going dead another worry is that your fancy computerized gizmo can be altered without your knowledge to malfunction in subtle but deadly ways. A team of hackers at DefCon ... demonstrated that they can do just that with TrackingPoint’s multi-thousand dollar precision rifles, making them either hit the wrong target or lock the user out completely. All without ever touching the gun." ...
 

Take steps to abate gun violence — now
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... "It would be easy to become numb to the senseless violence, to feel helpless in the litany of shooting after shooting. But instead we must turn the numbness and helplessness to resolve — and action."

"Step one: Work to close the background check loophole that allowed the Charleston shooter to purchase a gun, despite his criminal record. [Redacted] bought a .45 caliber handgun without passing a background check because a loophole in federal law allows a gun sale if the check is not completed by authorities in three days." ...
 

The ironic version of protection
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"If you are a fan of irony ... you'll love what happened on July 22 outside a Colorado Springs military recruiting center."

"There, a rag-tag group of self-designated citizen 'patriots,' armed to the teeth with pistols, semi-automatic rifles and flak jackets, have been standing guard to protect the soldiers inside." ...

"Regrettably, there have been no terrorirsts[sic], foreign or domestic stopped in their malevolent tracks as they stormed a recruiting center in suicide vests. In fact, nothing has happened with these frightfully armed parking-lot attendants 'preventing' crime."

"Well, except for the one guy who accidentally fired his AR-15 into the pavement at the Lancaster, Ohio, recruiting center ..." ...
 

Free speech is no threat to gun ownership
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"Doctors and medical personnel throughout Florida will soon be under new orders: talk to your patients about gun safety and risk losing your right to practice medicine."

"Two federal judges who last year ruled that 'patient-privacy' and gun ownership trump freedom of speech, last week again upheld the gag order on doctors and medical personnel that goes into effect Tuesday — unless there are further appeals." ...

"Florida legislators have lost their way on the issue of guns. There is a constitutional right ... to own a gun. I get it. But the Second Amendment doesn't trump the First Amendment: the two are not even in conflict. This is a conflict contrived by the NRA. Talking about gun safety is no threat to gun ownership." ...
 

FL: Time to rework Second Amendment
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"Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence and contributor to the Constitution, saw the need to revise the core laws that govern us from time to time to better meet the needs of succeeding generations. The Second Amendment is just such a case. It should be repealed and replaced, making gun ownership a revocable privilege, not a right." ...
 

What Vehicle Does Your Gun Resemble?
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"Whether it’s regarding licensing and testing requirements or drawing parallels between post-shooting gun control propositions and the idea of banning cars to fight drunk drivers, comparisons between guns and vehicles – usually cars – are a common fixture in the Great Internet Gun Debate. 'Well,' I thought, 'let’s ride that analogy train all the way to the end of the line.' So with that . . ." ...
 

Boy Scouts use donated guns, suppressors in unique training program
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"Scouts in Maine are getting a chance to participate in the shooting sports with an increased level of safety on behalf of new suppressors, rifles and ammunition contributed free of charge."

"This spring, the Boy Scouts of America’s Pine Tree Council, which serves ten counties in central Maine, took possession of a windfall of gear with the help of gun rights groups and the shooting industry. That equipment is allowing the scouts at Camp William Hinds, a 280 acre facility in the state’s Sebago Lakes Region, to use suppressor-equipped rifles, pistols and shotguns during its week-long summer camps this year." ...
 

Who’s to blame for mass shootings? We are: Let’s discipline our children before it’s too late
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... "Liberal groups are saying we need stricter weapons bans to solve this. That’s a good start, especially with assault weapons."

"If you believe in literal interpretation of the Constitution, you understand that you must respect the intent of the Founders and shouldn’t take a passage out of context. ... That means National Guard units should be 100 percent state-controlled and wield any arms necessary if federal tyranny threatens, not that each individual should get whatever weapons he or she wants to re-enact 'Rambo.'"

"But is making assault weapons illegal outside of well-regulated militias really going to end the massacres? ... Even Norway, with its strict gun control, saw 77 people massacred in 2011." ...
 

'Totally Inappropriate’ Facebook Comment Aimed at Gun Owner Could Land VA Psychiatrist in Big Trouble
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"A Veterans Affairs psychiatrist walked back a comment he made on Facebook Tuesday in which he told a gun rights supporter to 'off yourself.'"

"Gregg Gorton’s Facebook page says he is both a professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and a staff psychiatrist at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he has worked for 11 years, WCAU-TV reported."

"Gorton was responding to another online user who posted a comment in favor of more people owning guns. The original Facebook status was also posted by an apparent gun rights supporter, the Military Times reported." ...
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H/t to David Codrea.
 

Concern over ‘copycat’ shooters has some asking: Should media coverage change?
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"Mass shootings – and the soul-searching, grieving, and justice-seeking that follow – supply a steady drumbeat of news these days. [Redacted] was back in court Friday, pleading not guilty on federal hate crime charges related to the murder of nine parishioners at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C. Many media outlets reported details Thursday from ... the recent Lafayette, La., theater shooting. And the sentencing procedures for ... the Aurora, Colo., theater shooting have been moving forward this week."

"With wall-to-wall coverage of these tragedies, especially in the immediate aftermath, concerns are growing that the media may too often play into killers’ desire for notoriety and encourage similar crimes." ...
 

NM: Ex-CNN Anchor Lynne Russell Testifies In Court About The Deadly Albuquerque Motel 6 Shootout
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"Lynne Russell, the former CNN anchor, appeared in court on Friday to give emotional testimony about the Motel 6 shootout that occurred last month.

In the terrifying encounter, an armed holdup man tried to rob Russell and her husband, former CNN reporter Chuck de Caro, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, while they were in the midst of a cross-country trip."

"Both Russell ... and de Caro hold concealed carry licenses and were traveling with their handguns."

"A former U.S. Army special forces officer, de Caro exchanged gun fire with the thief. Russell’s husband was hit three times and is still undergoing treatment; the gunman was killed ..."

"The assailant was a parole violator from Memphis, Tennessee ..." ...
 

Does Defending the Right to Privacy Justify Shooting Down a Drone?
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"Drones are just about everywhere these days, and people are getting nervous. Americans value their privacy, and the idea that anyone with a little disposable cash can buy a camera-equipped flying machine and soar onto other people’s property, recording them in their most intimate and private setting, is understandably upsetting. Some of those who’ve taken exception to these violations have taken matters into their own hands, but so far things have not gone well for them . . ." ...
 

TX: Pastor Shoots Robber, Shares Gospel With Him While Waiting for Cops (follow-up)
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"A Baytown, TX pastor stopped an attempted burglary at his church by shooting the 27-year-old intruder in his right shoulder. Pastor Benny Holmes was asleep at the Church of New Beginnings when he was startled by the sound of Lee Marvin Blue, who forced his way into the building. Around 6:15 a.m., Holmes encountered Blue and shot him." ...

"While Holmes waited with injured Blue, he says that he began to share the Gospel with him."

"'I led him through the sinner’s prayer while he was lying on the floor. He repeated the sinner’s prayer after me,' Holmes shared in an interview with a local news station." ...
 

PA: Hero or vigilante? Local gun control questions continue
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"This is a story about handguns. It’s about two local incidents that occurred in public areas and could have had very different endings. And it’s about events that illustrate core arguments pro and con for packing heat."

"This is not, however, an essay on the Second Amendment, but simply an observation that both events occurred on the same day just miles apart." ...
 

Assailant in Garland, Texas, attack bought gun in 2010 under Fast and Furious operation
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"Five years before he was shot to death in the failed terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, Nadir Soofi walked into a suburban Phoenix gun shop to buy a 9-millimeter pistol."

"At the time, Lone Wolf Trading Co. was known among gun smugglers for selling illegal firearms. And with Soofi's history of misdemeanor drug and assault charges, there was a chance his purchase might raise red flags ..." ...

"What Soofi could not have known was that Lone Wolf was at the center of a federal sting operation known as Fast and Furious. ..." ...

"Soofi's attempt to buy a gun caught the attention of authorities, who slapped a seven-day hold on the transaction ... Then, for reasons that remain unclear, the hold was lifted after 24 hours ..." ...
 

Eric Holder still haunts us; ‘Draw Muhammad’ terrorist got gun through ‘Fast and Furious’
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"Eric Holder may no longer be attorney general, but his influence is still being felt."

"One of the Islamist terrorists who tried to commit mass murder in Garland, Texas in May purchased a weapon through Holder’s 'Operation Fast and Furious' gun operation that let thousands of firearms into criminal hands."

"Five years before the attack that ended in his death, Nadir Soofi, purchased a 9-mm handgun at the Lone Wolf Trading Co. in suburban Phoenix, according to the Chicago Tribune. This particular shop had acquired a reputation among gun smugglers for selling illegal firearms." ...
 

Garland, TX Muhammad Cartoon Shooter Bought Fast & Furious Gun
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"Fast & Furious, the laughably described 'failed sting operation' run by the bumbling ATF and Eric Holder’s Justice Department resulted in the deaths of dozens of Mexican nationals and US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. That we know of. Now chicagotribune.com reports that Nadir Soofi, one of the shooters in the spectacular failure that was the attack on a Garland, Texas 'draw Muhammad' cartoon contest, bought a Fast and Furious gun, too . . ." ...
 

TX: Garland shooter bought pistol through ATF’s controversial gun running sting to track drug cartels
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"A gunman killed during his attack on an Islamic prophet Muhammad art show in Garland, Texas, reportedly bought a pistol through a botched federal firearm sting."

"Nadir Soofi bought a 9-mm pistol at a Phoenix gun shop in 2010, one report said, that sold illegal firearms through ATF’s heavily criticized Operation Fast and Furious to track firearms back to Mexican drug cartels."

"The Senate Homeland Security Committee wants to know if that same pistol was used five years later in an alleged Islamic State-sanctioned shootout targeting right-wing blogger Pamela Geller’s event, according to a memo obtained by the Los Angeles Times." ...
 

What would a Trump administration look like?
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"The frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination is a former pro-choice Democrat who once supported Canadian-style universal health care, tax hikes on the wealthy and said Hillary Clinton was 'terrific.'"

"As he prepares for the first GOP debate ... Donald Trump is disavowing many of his former positions ..." ...

"After slamming Republicans in 2000 for walking 'the NRA line' and refusing any restrictions, Trump now refers to the Second Amendment as 'a bedrock natural right' and touted 'the great work the NRA does' in an interview with AmmoLand this month."

"And he now opposes expanding background checks and suggested reexamining existing laws because they 'make it more difficult for law abiding citizens' to get a gun." ...
 

Bobby Jindal agrees with Rick Perry and thinks guns should be allowed in movie theaters (video available)
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"Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal joined his fellow Republican presidential candidate former Texas Gov. Rick Perry in supporting the idea that people should be allowed to carry guns everywhere, including movie theaters."

"The Hill reported that Jindal made these comments in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer when the host asked him if he agreed with Perry’s support for expanding gun rights after the mass shooting in Lafayette." ...
 

ID: State overhaul to concealed weapons takes effect
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"A revamped concealed weapons law took effect in Idaho earlier this month, but Blaine County law enforcement officials say they’re not expecting much of an effect from it."

"The new law makes it legal to carry a concealed weapon outside city limits without a permit, along with allowing permits for people who have had disqualifying criminal convictions expunged or pardoned, or had judgments withheld."

"Blaine County Sheriff Gene Ramsey said there’s anywhere from 600 to 1,000 gun owners with active concealed weapons permits in the county." ...
 

ID: Idaho lawmaker probing Idaho’s concealed carry law
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"Freshman Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, wants help understanding wild price differences for concealed weapons permits in Idaho’s 44 counties."

"For that, she asked for a little help from the attorney general’s office."

"In a July 27 letter, Deputy Attorney General Paul R. Panther outlines how Idaho sheriffs must handle collection of concealed weapons permit fees, an issue in focus just days after the Idaho Freedom Foundation and the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance revealed the wide cost disparities among counties." ...
 

FL: Florida Firearms Owners Privacy Act Does Not Gag Doctors
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... "Question: what part of that prohibits Florida doctors from asking patients whether or not they own a firearm, and recommending that they ditch their gat or store it safely? 'Prohibits harassment of patient regarding firearm ownership during examination'? Maybe. That depends on what you call 'harassment.' ... I’m thinking that asking patients about firearms safety does NOT constitute harassment. Unless it does. You?"

"It’s THE critical question about the bill, signed into law and due to go into effect this year (after judicial challenges). If merely asking the question constitutes harassment then I remain opposed to this legislation. If it doesn’t, I see nothing wrong with any of the bill’s provisions. Let me be clear . . ." ...
 

TN: Private Companies Must Honor Gun Rights In Tennessee Parks
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"On July 29, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery issued an opinion in which he said private companies sponsoring events in Tennessee parks cannot ban citizens with concealed carry permits from carrying guns."

"Breitbart News previously reported that Governor Bill Haslam (R) signed HB 995 on April 24 to allow guns to be carried in Tennessee parks for self-defense. Slatery is now saying that private companies cannot hinder the exercise of Second Amendment rights safeguarded by HB 995." ...
 

Training Officers to Shoot First, and He Will Answer Questions Later
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"The shooting looked bad. But that is when the professor is at his best. A black motorist, pulled to the side of the road for a turn-signal violation, had stuffed his hand into his pocket. The white officer yelled for him to take it out. When the driver started to comply, the officer shot him dead."

"The driver was unarmed."

"Taking the stand at a public inquest, William J. Lewinski, the psychology professor, explained that the officer had no choice but to act." ...

"His conclusions are consistent: The officer acted appropriately, even when shooting an unarmed person. Even when shooting someone in the back. Even when witness testimony, forensic evidence or video footage contradicts the officer’s story." ...
 

MI: Michigan Officer Shells Out $35,000 For Open Carry Stop
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... "Flint Township Police maintain that this was a lawful stop, of course, and the city insists that the $35,000 settlement was the most logical way to end the case considering the high cost of litigating the case."

"This was the second legal victory for McMorris in the incident, who won the criminal case brought against him in this bogus stop in April:" ...
 

TX: Former Dallas police officer accused of rape takes plea deal
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"A former Dallas police officer accused of raping a sleeping woman at his Uptown home pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge of aggravated assault."

"Just before Oscar Araiza, 41, was set to stand trial, prosecutors offered to dismiss the sexual assault charge if he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury." ...
 

KY: Jury finds former Hodgenville police chief not guilty of official misconduct (video available)
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"A jury has found the former Hodgenville police chief not guilty of official misconduct."

"The decision came down late Monday afternoon, after the jury spent roughly 30 minutes deliberating."

"Dashcam video of one crime had landed the former Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson in court, accused of another."

"Johnson had been charged with official misconduct. It all stemmed from dashcam footage released to media outlets, including WDRB. It shows LaRue County Schools Superintendent Sam Sanders' DUI arrest in March 2014. " ...
 

SC: Family’s attorney says Seneca teen shot from behind
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"A lawyer representing the family of a Seneca teenager who was shot by police Sunday night said the autopsy shows that Zachary Hammond was shot from behind and his car was not moving, contrary to police reports that the car veered toward the officer during a drug sting."

"Eric Bland, a Columbia attorney hired by Hammond’s parents, said he has requested the state Attorney General to call for a statewide grand jury investigation into the incident."

"'It is clearly, clearly from the back,' Bland said after viewing pictures of the bullet wounds at the coroner’s office Wednesday. 'It is physically impossible for him to be trying to flee or run over the officer that shot him.'" ...
 

MO: Address issues of mental health and gun control
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"Why do we spend so much time, money and effort to understand the motive behind the latest gun massacre on our sacred soil? It is very clear to me that the common denominators in all these incidents are mental illness and lack of gun control, and not necessarily in that order." ...
 

CO: Shooter’s Grill: Serving Food with a Touch of the Second Amendment (video story)
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"Shooter's Grill, a restaurant in Rifle, Colorado, attracts visitors from all over the world as well as local patrons. The reason? Waitresses openly carry loaded firearms as they serve food, and customers are welcome to carry them, too. ..."
 

TX: Texas man shoots armadillo, gets hit in face by bullet ricochet
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"An East Texas man was wounded after he fired a gun at an armadillo in his yard and the bullet ricocheted back to hit him in his face, the county sheriff said on Friday."

"Cass County Sheriff Larry Rowe said the man, who was not identified, went outside his home in Marietta, southwest of Texarkana, at around 3 a.m. on Thursday morning. He spotted the armadillo on his property and opened fire."

"'His wife was in the house. He went outside and took his .38 revolver and shot three times at the armadillo,' Rowe said."

"The animal's hard shell deflected at least one of three bullets, which then struck the man's jaw, he said." ...
 

NC: NRA cartoon not humorous
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"On Wednesday ... the Editorial page showed a cartoon, depicting the 'Grim Reaper' wearing a badge, which stated that he was 'A Proud Supporter of the NRA.' If this was an attempt at humor, it failed badly." ...
 

MA: Here's why founders wanted Second Amendment (second letter)
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"In response to Dante Ippolito's letter ('Deciphering real intent of the Second Amendment,' July 30), here's the real reason for the Second Amendment."

"A quick reading of the discussion over the Second Amendment as recorded in the Congressional Record tells us in clear and plain language why the founders felt it was important:" ...
 

NY: New York Pension Fund Targets Walmart for Gun Sales, Seeks Divestment
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"'Just over three weeks ago, two people in Pennsylvania were killed in their car with ammunition purchased at Walmart.' That’s Letitia James’ opening salvo in her nydailynews.com op-ed, Why New York’s pension funds should divest from Walmart. The New York City public advocate and New York City Employee Retirement System trustee wants the City’s 300k+ retirees to divest their several hundred million dollar stake in Walmart. Because guns. Sorry. Ammunition. And guns. To justify this recommendation, James begins her anti-Walmart polemic with a bout of bloody shirt waving . . ." ...
 

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