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Bellevue v. Brady Bunch on Monday in Washington, D.C.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation is hosting a forum next Monday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. and a highlight of the event – which is held in cooperation with Students for Concealed Carry on Campus – will be a debate between Colin Goddard with the Brady Campaign and economist John Lott, author of More Guns = Less Crime." ...
 

Anti-concealed carry statistics don’t match up to real world
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "See, the armed Papa’s Pizza driver who defended himself from robbers in Detroit hadn’t read the Ayers/Donohue paper. Ah well, he probably couldn’t afford Stanford anyway." ...
 

Gosh, Toto...
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As I listen to some of the BS from those who want to keep free people from protecting themselves ... I sometimes want to say, 'Gosh, Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore.' I couldn't have said that ten days or so ago, when I was in Kansas, teaching a MAG-20 course on the rules of engagement for armed citizens. Kansas was one of those states which, not so long ago, had no provision for ordinary folks to carry loaded, concealed handguns in public. Now, thanks to lots of good, committed activists, they have egalitarian 'shall issue' carry. There has been no blood in the streets, except maybe now and then the blood of violent criminals who suffered a sudden and acute failure of the victim selection process ..." ...
 

TTAG Exclusive: Chiappa President Ron Norton on RFID Controversy
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"When the story recently broke that Chiappa Firearms was going to start installing RFID chips in all their guns, I had deep misgivings. When I read the PR broadside from their publicists at MKS, I cringed. Like most shooters, I don’t want anyone to have even the theoretical technical ability to point a Tricorder or an RF scanner at me and know exactly what I’m packing, where it was made, and how much I paid for it."

"I didn’t think any gunmaker would be so foolish as to set me up like Will Smith’s character in Enemy Of The State, so I called Chiappa’s president Ron Norton for clarification." ...
 

Report From This Week's Firearms Industry Conference
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The 2011 Firearms Industry Importer, Exporter and Manufacturer Conference is currently being held in Reston, VA. The conference started yesterday and ends today. It is sponsored by the NSSF, the FAIR Trade Group (firearms importers), and the National Firearms Act Trade and Collectors Association. This conference brings together experts from ATF with those in the firearms industry. The topics are heavy on compliance rulings, tax issues, and regulations." ...
 

NRA Will Sue To Stop Effort To Curb Illegal Gun Flow From U.S. To Mexican Drug Cartels
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"'No other state has produced more guns seized by police in the brutal Mexican drug wars than Texas,' the Washington Post reported last year in a lengthy investigative report on guns in America. And while some statistics vary, a Senate report released last month said that 70 percent of recovered firearms handed over to the U.S. from Mexican authorities for tracing came from the U.S." ...
 

SAF Lauds NSSF, NRA for Challenging New ATF Reporting Requirements
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Second Amendment Foundation today applauded both the National Shooting Sports Foundation and the National Rifle Association, the latter joining with J&G Sales of Prescott, AZ, for filing federal lawsuits against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives over a new reporting requirement aimed at gun dealers in four Southwest States."

"'Based on revelations from the investigations into the ATF's botched Operation Fast and Furious,' said SAF Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb, 'it was the agency's own ineptitude, not any questionable conduct by firearms dealers, that allowed hundreds if not thousands of firearms to make it into the wrong hands. ..." ...
 

Glock, Inc. Announces 25Th Anniversary Tactical Class With Gunsite Academy
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"GLOCK, Inc has announced they will be joining forces with Gunsite Academy to host a week-long, limited seating 'GLOCK 25th Anniversary 250 Class.'"

"The class, which is being held in celebration of GLOCK’s 25th Anniversary in the United States, will take place on the Gunsite Ranch, in the high Sonoran Desert, on Oct. 10-14, 2011." ...
 

Gun Review: SIG SAUER P290
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Like the Brady Campaign Against America, I’m downsizing. Now that I downsized my home by a couple of thousand square feet I’m all cozy and don’t have quite as much vacuuming to do. My cats are happier because they hate the vacuum cleaner, and I’m happier because I have more time to visit the range. I also downsized my waistline by six inches, and now I can actually tell whether my socks match without taking them off and holding them up to eye level under a strong light. And just to keep the theme going, I’d like to downsize my carry gun from my current compact .40 . . ." ...
 

Missouri National Guard Tests M26 12-Gauge Modular Accessory Shotgun System (MASS)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"NCO Sgt. Kerry Proffitt likes the new M26 12-Gauge Modular Accessory Shotgun System (MASS). At least in theory. 'This may come in handy as an attachment to the M-4 for non-lethal purposes,' the Missouri National Guardsman told pulaskicountydaily.com. 'That way we can maneuver quickly between non-lethal and lethal ammunition — use the shotgun for non-lethal and the rifle for lethal purposes . . . We can breach through a door real fast and then use our rifles. We can also use the shotgun for its scatter shot ability, in case there are multiple targets in one general area.' Yes well, some of you may wondering why we didn’t put the MASS in our What Could Possibly Go Wrong category. ..." ...
 

TTAG Exclusive: Advanced Armament AR-15 Lowers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Advanced Armament Corp., makers of fine silencers and the .300 BLK round, have decided to try and make their own complete AR-15 rifles. It’s a big step for a company that until now has only made silencers and small fiddly bits for guns, but one that they’re doing with some gusto. Kevin (AAC founder) has already made plans to extend their factory into an adjacent building and fill them with AR-15 assembly stations. Make the jump for one of their prototype stations in their current factory." ...
 

Gun Review: Bushmaster ACR
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The ACR’s designers didn’t exactly start with a blank piece of paper, but they addressed many of the AR-15′s platform’s perceived flaws. The ACR sports ambidextrous controls. It’s rid of the buffer tube. It moves away from direct impingement. It offers a consistent cheek weld. The end result: a reliable, low-maintenance rifle with sensible fire controls. And yet all is not entirely well in Bushmaster’s world. Let’s go straight to the range . . ." ...
 

Schiff wants more oversight of ATF
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, wants the federal government to exert more oversight on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives by giving Congress the ability to request gun trace information."

"The Schiff request - in the form of a rider to an appropriations bill - comes in the wake of revelations about Operation Fast and Furious." ...
 

Another Government-Sponsored ‘River of Guns’
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Fast and Furious–the ATF’s program to stop American gun stores from declining to sell guns to Mexican drug cartel agents–has gained media attention. Rightfully so, since evidence mounts that this was the DOJ’s plan all along to create their mythical 'river of guns' from America’s gun stores into Mexico."

"But another corrupt government gun supplier deserves attention, too. Details are still emerging about cartel agents who took over the town of Columbus, New Mexico." ...
 

Federal government provides guns for Mexico
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Looks like Arizona isn't the only state from which the ATF is smuggling guns into Mexico."

"While the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is scrambling to find excuses for the illegal conduct of its agency in selling firearms to Mexican drug cartels and the Department of Justice appears equally culpable in 'Operation Fast and Furious' there now comes another report that the Tampa, Fla., ATF office was also running guns into Mexico via Honduras by applying similar techniques and tactics that were used in Arizona." ...
 

Felony or Felony Stupid: ATF shouldn’t be Rewarded
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Representative Darrel Issa (R-CA) referred to the activities of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Operation Fast and Furious as 'felony stupid.' Others have suggested that the plan was intentionally designed and cleverly crafted to bolster statistics in support of stricter gun control laws. Whether the operation was just stupid or intentionally criminal, it was clearly bad behavior on the part of ATF and Justice Department (DOJ) and such bad behavior should not be rewarded."

"Some members of Congress, Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Elijah Cummings (D-MD) in particular, want to reward ATF and DOJ's criminal stupidity with increased funding and increased authority ..." ...
 

NRA Chief LaPierre: Eric Holder Must Go
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Patience is a virtue that Americans practice perhaps better than any other civilization on earth. However, when our own Attorney General is at the forefront of a criminal scheme so unbelievable that you would only expect to see it in a B-level mobster movie, the time for patience is over. Now is the time for all Americans to demand Eric Holder’s immediate resignation, firing, or impeachment." ...
 

NY: Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb says microstamping expensive, unproven
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
Website: http://www.gunpoliticsny.com

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"State Sen. Jose Peralta and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner recently co-authored a commentary titled 'Microstamping will solve crimes.' Their piece made numerous claims, many of them unfounded, regarding an unproven, costly technology. I would like to take this opportunity to set the record straight." ...

"Microstamping will not keep New Yorkers safe from criminals. What it will do is waste more taxpayer dollars and pass considerable costs onto law-abiding gun owners. ..." ...
 

Fed case calling Illinois gun laws illegal getting hearing
Submitted by: Antelope Sniper

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"A two-front push is being made in Illinois to weaken some of the most restrictive gun regulation laws in the country."

"Gun-rights advocates claim that Illinois is violating the Second Amendment by prohibiting Illinois residents from being able to, in some fashion, carry a firearm in public. A hearing on one such case, in which Michael Moore, of Champaign, and the Second Amendment Foundation Inc., a gun-rights advocacy group, are suing Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office and the state of Illinois, is scheduled Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Springfield." ...
 

Firearms Industry Files Suit Against ATF
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for America's firearms industry, today filed a lawsuit challenging the legal authority of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) under the Gun Control Act to compel 8,500 federally licensed firearms retailers in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas to report the sale of two or more rifles." ...
 

ALERT: ATF To "Demand" Rifle-Sale Records Aug 14
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"According to four BATFE agents familiar with the planned Fast and Furious gun-smuggling 'fix,' the bureau plans to release a 'demand letter' by the end of this week, insisting that gun dealers in the four Mexico-border states begin reporting multiple rifle sales to the bureau." ...
 

Fertilizer Control: DHS Creates 'Ammonium Nitrate Security Program'
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... "'Creating the Ammonium Nitrate Security Program is a critical step forward in our continued efforts to ensure the security of potentially dangerous amounts of ammonium nitrate, while still facilitating legitimate everyday use.""

"The new rule will require U.S. purchasers of ammonium nitrate to prove they hae a 'legitimate use' for it. It also would require those selling ammonium nitrate to retain records and report the theft or loss of the chemical to federal authorities within 24 hours of discovery." ...
 

OH: Cleveland Police Chief And Deputy Arrested
Submitted by: John Fansler

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"Two top police chiefs have been suspended by Cleveland Police following their earlier arrest on suspicion of misconduct, abuse of position and corrupt practice."

"Chief Constable Sean Price and Deputy Chief Constable Derek Bonnard were arrested early this morning." ...
 

OH: Why would Rep editorial board want only Cantonians' opinions?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Your editorial 'Gun group can move on now (July 29)' was a remarkable example of an effort to stifle opinion and debate, as opposed to encouraging both. Quite a trick for a newspaper."

"I did not realize that only 'Cantonians' are allowed to have an opinion (guaranteed by the First Amendment) about things like the Second Amendment, the Fourth Amendment and the behavior of law enforcement when interacting with the public." ...
 

NJ: Three people stabbed near Union City's National Night Out event, police say
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"Police arrested two Union City men and two North Bergen juveniles in connection with a stabbing that occurred last night in which three people were sent to the hospital, police said."

"The attack occurred just one block from the city's National Night Out event, which was part of a nation-wide effort to promote crime and drug prevention as well as strengthen police and community partnerships." ...
 

Mexico has Draconian Gun Control, Ciudad Juárez has Over 1300 Homicides This Year
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Mexico has draconian gun control. Researcher Dave Kopel notes that possession of firearms above .22 caliber is practically prohibited, though there is a second set of rules for the wealthy. Mexico also requires registration for all civilian gun owners, and federal and state governments actively discourage firearms ownership."

"So how’s that working out?"

"The El Paso Times reports that in July, Ciudad Juárez experienced 218 homicides." ...
 

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