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Trail shows ‘Nevadans for Background Checks’ a front group for ‘Everytown’
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "In any case, it’s clear that Nevadans for Background Checks is not the locally-inspired grassroots effort its name would imply, which is hardly a surprise to gun advocates who continually point out the 'AstroTurf' modus operandi employed by billionaire 'Nevadan' Michael Bloomberg and his $50 million citizen disarmament machine."
 

Christy Martin Uses Excuses, Lies to Justify More Gun Control Laws
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "I don’t want to be a cold-hearted bastard and I truly do feel sorry for anyone who has endured a horrific assault like this. But I must say my first thought on reading her story was, 'what an epic fail on so many levels.'"

"First, according to her own testimony at his trial, her husband had a history of physically abusing her and had, for twenty years promised that he would kill her if she left him. So the night she told him she was leaving, why was she still in the house? Why was she alone with him? Why the hell didn’t she have her gun with her instead of leaving it where he could get his hands on it?"

"Finally, her training wasn’t useless when her husband tried to murder her with a gun, it was useless when he tried to murder her with a knife." ...
 

Judy was Right
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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... "Dvorchik also sanctimoniously claimed that to question whether Jews, who lost six million people in the Holocaust, understand history is the 'most vile rhetorical question that has ever been asked.'"

"In other words – don't question Dvorchik. His expertise is not to be doubted, because he's Jewish and HOLOCAUST! Even if his alleged judgment is flawed and filled with ignorance and refusal to acknowledge history and accept the reality that gun control played a vital role in the victimization of Jews in Nazi Germany, as well as in subsequent statist, tyrannical nations such as the USSR."

"Well, Dvorchik's refusal to acknowledge reality does not negate its existence." ...
 

Letting My Gun Flag Fly
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Colion Noir wrote this fantastic article last week on NRA Sharp entitled 'Don’t Hide Your Pride.' I highly recommend you give it a read. I happened upon it at a time that perfectly coincided with Nick, Dan, and Robert asking me to start generating more content for TTAG taking this blogging thing from 'part time hobby' to nearly full time consumer of my mornings, evenings, and weekends . . ." ...
 

Gear Review: GLOCK Sight Installation Tool
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"As someone who spends way too much money at GLOCK Professional on training and credentials to make my ego wall look nice, I think it would be a good time to sit down and talk about some of the firearm repair tools that I have had a chance to use over the years. The GLOCK factory sight tool can be purchased from Midway, Brownells and any large retailer of GLOCK products. They’re pretty easy to find. There’s only one catch . . ."

"GLOCK’s sight tool, which is in its second generation is a mostly plastic hunk of junk that has a very craptacular overall build." ...
 

Hollow Point Ammunition: A Basic Rationale
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"My recent article on the plight of Shaneen Allen, a 27 year-old medical professional and mother of two arrested for possession of a handgun and hollow point ammunition in New Jersey raised quite a bit of commentary on hollow point ammunition restrictions. Allen was merely visiting New Jersey when stopped for a minor traffic violation. She politely informed the officer she had a handgun in her glove compartment, and her concealed carry license in Pennsylvania availed her nothing. She is facing up to ten years in prison . . ."

"New Jersey law doesn’t absolutely ban hollow points, but makes it virtually impossible to use them for self-defense outside the home. ..." ...
 

New From HPR Ammunition: Black Ops 9mm, .40 and .45 Cals.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Yes, the gun biz may have peaked with the effects of slack demand rippling their way through gun manufacturers big and small, but one segment of the firearms economy that just can’t seem to catch up with demand is gun food. So another option is always welcome, right? HPR says when their new lead-free 'Open Tipped Frangible' Black Ops personal defense loads enter a target, 'the jacket and core separate with furious force of impact, resulting in mass force trauma.' Translation: this has ShootingTheBull410 written all over it. We’ve asked for samples so the maestro can put HPR’s newest through its paces. Press release after the jump . . ." ...
 

GLOCK Sight Comparison: Ameriglo vs. Meprolight vs. TruGlo TFO
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"I’m in the process of upgrading the sights on a few of my pistols so I figured I’d get a variety of sights and do a quick once over on all of them. In this round I have access to a set of Ameriglo (GL-115) sights, a set of Meprolight (ML-10224) sights and a set of TruGlo TFO (TG131GTIY) fiber optic sights; all are for standard GLOCK pistols ... and are Tritium powered night sights. And if you’ aren’t familiar with the whole tritium thing . . ."

"Tritium is a radioactive isotope of Hydrogen that emits electrons that can cause phosphors to glow and be used as self-powered lighting devices called betalights. This is used in many things, like watches and night sights. Tritium is very expensive costing around $30,000 USD per gram." ...
 

Commentators Ep. 84: "Firearms and the Blind" With Dom Raso (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"NRA News Commentator Dom Raso reminds us that when discussing Constitutional rights for citizens, we need to start on the side of freedom."
 

What will happen when open, concealed-weapon carriers clash?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "What happens, and it will, when one of the concealed-weapon carriers crashes into an open carrier? Neither is willing to yield. Is the concealed-weapon carrier going to stand his ground and shoot the open carrier out of fear for his safety and others?"

"What a conundrum this will be for the Second Amendment/NRA supporters. They will not know whom to call the bad guy. Was it the person who shot the open-carry person? Or is it the person who stood his ground? Both are exercising the same argument." ...
 

Pro-Second Amendment picture book for children draws mixed reactions
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Sporting a cover image of a blue-eyed family with guns clipped to their belts, a new American children's picture book is setting itself out as the solution for all those parents who 'carry a gun and sometimes struggle with how to best explain the reasons' to their children."

"My Parents Open Carry, by Brian Jeffs and Nathan Nephew, co-founders of the pro-gun Michigan Open Carry, has been released by small US publisher White Feather Press. The picture-book fellows a 'typical Saturday running errands and having fun together' for 13-year-old Brenna Strong and her parents, say the authors. 'What's not so typical is that Brenna's parents lawfully open carry handguns for self-defence.'" ...
 

This Children's Book Wants to Teach Kids About the Open Carry of Guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Whatever happened to just reading kids Goodnight, Moon before bed? Or teaching the all-important lessons from Everybody Poops?"

"Well, for those of you out there who are struggling with talking to your children about the Second Amendment and open carry and why hoards of men and women are walking into Applebee's, Target and Chipotle with AK-47s and immediately asked to leave, then this book is for you? Maybe?"

"My Parents Open Carry was written by Brian Jeffs and Nathan Nephew, the two cofounders of Michigan Open Carry. The cover was designed by someone who we assume gets off on frightening children with his or her creepy, dead-eye drawings of humans. " ...
 

Armed & Smart: A Beginner’s Guide to Concealed Carry
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"If you are new to concealed carry, and need a great resource for information, then Armed & Smart, Beginner’s Guide, Concealed Carry ... is the book for you. This book covers all the basics a beginner needs to know."

"To the newcomer in the firearms world the thought of carrying a concealed weapon can be daunting. Before you make the decision to exercise your Second Amendment right to bear arms through concealed carry, you should consider factors like what type of gun is best for carry, when to carry a firearm, how to carry concealed, and why you should carry a concealed firearm." ...
 

Bizarre picture book teaches kids about open carry gun laws
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Wondering how to explain to your kids that you go about your daily life with a handgun? Never fear. My Parents Open Carry has all the information you need, complete with adorable awkward illustrations."

"I'm not against the second amendment. I grew up in a household with guns. Many of my family members have concealed weapons permits. My brother goes hunting and texts me photos of dead deer and I don't cry about it. On the other hand, I'm completely freaked out by the notion of open carry and bringing guns to restaurants, stores and recreational areas. ..." ...
 

GA: Boy, 15, shoots uncle in father's defense, Columbia County police say
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A 38-year-old man was hospitalized Saturday after being shot by his nephew for choking his father, deputies say."

"Columbia County sheriff’s deputies, who were called around 2:30 a.m.. found Ken­neth Wayne Newman Jr., 38, on the kitchen floor ... He had a gunshot wound about 6 inches below his neck."

"According to the release, Newman came to the home, threatened to kill Rich­ard Green and began punching him. After Newman placed him in a chokehold, Green’s 15-year-old son got a .22-caliber rifle and threatened to shoot if he didn’t release the hold, the statement said."

"When Newman didn’t let go, Green’s son fired once, striking Newman in the back, the statement said." ...
 

PA: Man Justified In fatal shooting of intruder
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"A man who shot and killed another man during a home invasion robbery in Montgomery County was justified, officials said Monday." ...

"Daryl Marquis Evans, 22, was shot and killed by a resident inside the home during the robbery, officials said."

"The district attorney said a thorough investigation revealed the 29-year-old resident was justified in killing Evans."

"'The resident acted reasonably and with proper justification when he lawfully stood his ground in his home and used deadly force against Daryl Marquis Evans during his invasion of the residence,' said Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman." ...
 

CT: Neighbors: 71-year-old shooter is leader in community
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"A 71-year-old New Haven man is facing charges accused of shooting and critically injuring a neighbor in their apartment complex."

"... Anthony Anamasi is accused of shooting 23-year-old Leroy Brown in the side of the head. Police say Anamasi is the one who called 9-1-1 and that he told police he had shot a man who tried to attack him with a knife." ...

"Anamasi was originally only taken into custody for questioning but is now facing assault charges. He does have a valid gun permit issued in Connecticut and the gun was properly registered to him. The police department has possession of the gun suspected to have been involved in this crime."
 

AL: Police investigating home invasion that ends with suspect shot
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "The incident occurred around 6:00 p.m. on 6th Avenue South. Lt. Sean Edwards tells WIAT 42 News that the suspect came to the home earlier in the day, inquiring about a truck at the residence. After talking with the woman who lived in the home, he left."

"He returned a short time later and approached the woman who was outside the home. He then forced his way into the home, demanding money from her. She pulled a debit card from her purse, as well as a small handgun from a side pocket, shooting the suspect in the hand." ...
 

FL: Homeowner in Gated Community Shoots 1 of 2 Intruders Armed With a Knife (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"This story just goes to show that you can’t rely on living in a fancy gated community to prevent violent crime. Also, the phrase don’t bring a knife to a gunfight comes to mind."

"Three men showed up at a home in Wellington, Florida and got into a dispute with the son of the homeowner. When one of the men pulled a knife and threatened the homeowner, the homeowner protected himself and his family."

"The homeowner drew a firearm and shot one of the men." ...
 

VA: Clerk Fakes Illness Due to His Age to Create Distraction to Grab His Gun During Robbery (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"While having a firearm is an important part of any defensive gun use, you should never forget your most valuable weapon – the one between your ears."

"An elderly gas station clerk, identified as Sammy Williams, in Chesapeake, VA made use of his mind before he made use of his gun last week." ...

"Williams fired 6 shots at the suspect, who is believed to have been hit twice. However, the suspect still managed to get away and remains at large."
 

AL: 17 Year Old Alabama Boy Chases Naked Intruder Away With Dad’s Gun
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"What is it about minors and defensive gun uses lately? This is the 5th incident we’ve documented in less than a month in which a minor has used a firearm in self defense or defense of another ... See the bottom of this article for a full list."

"In this case an intruder, identified as 45 year old Kenneth Johnson, broke into a Muscle Shoals, Alabama home where a 17 year and 15 year old were home alone."

"Once inside, the man stripped naked before being discovered by the teens."

"The 17 year old grabbed his dad’s gun and used it to chase the naked man out of the home at gunpoint. ..." ...

"This incident is the most common type of defensive gun use. That is, one in which no shots were fired and no one was hurt. ..." ...
 

Activists argue against further delay of D.C. gun ruling
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Gun rights advocates say a federal judge’s ruling striking down D.C.’s ban on carrying handguns in public should not be put on hold beyond the current 90-day delay."

"U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. last week gave plaintiffs until today to argue why he should not further extend the stay on his July 26 ruling ... Scullin already put the ruling on hold for about three months ... but the government wants additional time."

"In a 17-page court filing, Alan Gura, lead attorney for the plaintiffs, said officials have not even decided yet whether to appeal the ruling, and discounted the city’s claim that the District deserves special legal consideration because of its status as home to the center of the federal government." ...
 

NRA to Blame for Smart Gun Fail. Or Not.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Let’s be clear about 'smart guns.' American gun buyers don’t want firearms equipped with an authorized-user recognition system because they don’t trust the technology. They don’t trust 'smart guns' to fire when they need them to. They don’t trust the government not to disable the guns remotely. The first issue can be overcome. The second can not. Which pretty much dooms 'smart guns' to a niche market. At best. But it’s nowhere near best, thanks to the New Jersey legislature . . ." ...
 

Advocacy groups are main obstacles to smart guns, researcher says
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Pro-gun groups are a significant obstacle for manufacturers trying to present safer firearms to the marketplace, one researcher believes."

"Donald Sebastian, senior vice president for research and development at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), described the issue of 'smart gun' technology as a 'chicken-and-egg situation.' The aura created by most gun organizations — that a business will be boycotted or shut down if management attempts to stock shelves with safer firearms — discourages sellers from attempting to introduce the technology to consumers." ...
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Submitter's Note: Once again the antis fail to recognize actual grass-roots action, preferring to believe in a small cabal directing its paid minions.
 

Gun control icon James Brady passes
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"James Brady, seriously wounded in a 1981 assassination attempt on then-President Ronald Reagan and an icon of the gun control movement as a result of that injury, died today according to the New York Times and other news agencies. He was 73."

"Brady was struck in the head by a bullet fired by would-be killer John Hinckley. He was the most seriously injured person that day, and he never fully recovered from his wound, being confined to a wheelchair." ...

"There is no small amount of irony in the fact that in the years since passage of the Brady handgun law, gun ownership has soared. ..." ...
 

Should States Expand Gun Restrictions or Gun Rights?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Almost two years since a gunman killed 26 people at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., prompting a wave of new state gun laws, residents of Washington and Missouri will vote on government’s role in regulating firearms."

"A measure on Missouri’s Aug. 5 primary ballot asks that the right to bear arms -- already enshrined in the state constitution -- be amended with further legal protections. Two opposing measures on the November ballot in Washington state seek to expand or limit background checks for gun sales."

"The questions before voters in the two states embody the bifurcated nature of American gun policy today. ..." ...
 

Washington’s ‘dueling initiatives’ story goes national
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Today’s Washington Post blog takes a hard look at Washington State’s dueling initiatives, and the story includes a contradiction that perhaps only Northwest gun rights activists might spot."

"Reporter Allison Griner quotes unidentified backers of Initiative 594, the 18-page gun control measure pushing so-called “universal background checks,” who insist that concerns about big money from out-of-state supporting the initiative are all wrong. 'It’s some pretty crazy, tinfoil hat, conspiracy theory stuff,' they say, according to the story."

"A few paragraphs later, Griner accurately notes that among the initiative supporters is Michael Bloomberg’s New York-based group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns. ..." ...
 

CA: California Gun Restrictions Draw Criticism From Second Amendment Advocates (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"California lawmakers are trying to add a new set of gun restrictions that would allow families and law enforcement to take guns out of the hands of people they consider mentally ill." ...
 

PA: House Bill: PA employers can't block workers from keeping guns in their cars
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"State Rep. Bryan Cutler remembers the special plans he had to make to go hunting after work when he was an x-ray technician in Lancaster."

"He either left his vehicle at a friend's house, parked off the hospital campus ... or allowed time to drive back home ... before heading north to his camp in the mountains."

"What wasn't an option was leaving his guns locked in his vehicle at work, because the three hospitals he worked at ... all had policies against employees keeping guns in their cars on hospital property." ...

"Now Cutler is cosponsor of a bill ... which would make it illegal for most employers to adopt policies forbidding workers from keeping guns locked in their vehicles in company garages or parking lots." ...
 

NC: Sheriff Urges Constituents to Arm Themselves After “Explosion” in Violent Crime (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"It sounds like Harnett County, NC Sheriff Larry Rollins has the right idea."

"A town hall meeting was held in Lillington, NC following what is being described as an “explosion of violence and crime” by local media. Sheriff Rollins didn’t mince words. ..."
"Sheriff Larry Rollins told the crowd that the violence is fueled by gangs and drugs. He urged everyone to protect themselves, saying he doesn’t go anywhere without a gun." ...
 

Dept. of Homeland Security Report: Patriotic Americans A Danger
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Once again we get left-wingers advising government officials that fanatical Islamists and other foreign terrorists are just as bad as patriotic Americans."

"A new report titled, 'Understanding Law Enforcement Intelligence Processes,' was penned by a cadre of professors at the University of Maryland advising the [DHS] that foreign threats are just as bad as people who love the Constitution, people who want to observe their Second Amendment rights, and people who love the flag and think America is a great nation."

"Yes, these so-called educators are paid with your tax dollars to spread alarm and hate for our own citizens."

"The report is a guide for 'law enforcement' officials on how to create new intelligence practices." ...
 

TX: Police firearms instructor shoots himself in hand during lesson
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"A firearms instructor for a Texas police department accidentally shot himself in the hand during a shooting lesson, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported."

"Hewitt Police Department Sgt. Heath Vanek is expected to miss at least two months of work while recovering from surgery to repair the wound to his left hand sustained by his 9-mm. pistol, Police Chief Jim Devlin said, according to the paper." ...
 

CA: Deputy Mistakenly Shot, Killed Innocent Homeowner During Standoff: Sheriff's Officials
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"A deputy mistakenly shot and killed an innocent homeowner during a search for an armed ex-felon who had barricaded himself inside the victim's Pico Rivera house, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said Saturday." ...

"Mendoza lived at the home for more than 35 years, family members said. He looked forward to retiring from his 30-year career at Unified Grocers and spending time with the eight children he raised at the home." ...

"McSweeney did not identify the deputy who shot Mendoza, saying only that the deputy 'has a very fine record.'"
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Submitter's note: "Had a fine record." I never shot anyone, but a lot of people believe that only the police should have guns.
 

CA: Arrest Made After Police Find Officer's Missing Shotgun
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"Los Angeles police made an arrest Friday after finding an officer's shotgun that fell off the back of a police motorcycle in South LA one day earlier, officials said."

"The shotgun went missing Thursday after it fell from the motorbike on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, prompting a more than 12-hour search for the weapon." ...

"During the search, an officer was bitten by a police K-9 and had to undergo surgery, Los Angeles police said. The officer was recovering Friday, police said."
 

MI: Romulus police officer accused of road rage with gun while off-duty in Van Buren Township
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"A Romulus police officer is accused of being the aggressor in a road rage incident May 29 on Belleville Road near Interstate 94 in Van Buren Township."

"David Brooks was off-duty at the time of the alleged road rage. ..." ...

"After an investigation by the Van Buren Police Department and review by the Wayne County prosecutor, Brooks was charged with felonious assault and felony firearm. ..." ...
 

CA: Arbitrator Reinstates Opd Officer Fired In Occupy Incident
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"An Oakland police officer who was fired for tossing a tear gas canister into a crowd of Occupy protesters that were trying to help an Iraq War veteran after he was hit in the head by a bean bag is getting his job back."

"On Wednesday, an arbitrator ordered Officer Robert Roche to be reinstated with full back pay and benefits."

"The arbitrator ruled that Roche was justified in his actions because he was following a superior officer's orders." ...
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H/t to David Codrea who notes: Whew. Will these guys be glad to hear that!
 

Mexico: Mexico arrests 32 policemen for alleged organised crime ties
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"More than 30 police officers have been arrested in Mexico for alleged organised crime ties and possible involvement in the killing of fellow cops, authorities said on Sunday."

"Those detained include a former top public safety chief from the town of Tarimbaro, an ex-commander of the same unit and 18 more active duty agents, a public safety source in the troubled state of Michoacan said." ...
 

Proponents of 'smart guns' say NRA is the main obstacle
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"There is a battle going on in the U.S. over the development and sale of so-called 'smart guns' — handguns that proponents say should improve safety and lower suicide rates because they can only be fired by owners."

"Gun-store owners say there is no market for such guns and that they have never had a single customer inquiry. In addition, some owners say, smart guns are too expensive, or the technology does not exist."

"'I do not personally have any objections to having a gun that only operates when the owner fires it,' says Nick Newman, 48, who for 20 years has owned Cherokee Firearms in Springfield, Mo. 'But that is kind of like saying I would prefer flying my car to work.'" ...
 

FL: Why This Gun Owner Thinks Florida's Gun Protection Laws Have Gone 'Too Far' (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"From eating habits to sexual activity, doctors ask their patients all types of questions to assess behavior that could create long-term health risks. But now a federal ruling has upheld Florida's Firearm Owners' Privacy Act, officially taking gun-related questions off the table and drawing criticism from doctors and even a few gun owners, too."

"Susan Leigh Borgesi, a gun owner and mother of two, told HuffPost Live on Monday that the law had gone 'too far.'"

"'I don't feel like the legislature should step in and tell a doctor and his or her patient what they should be discussing, particularly when it comes to owning guns,' she told host Nancy Redd. ..." ...
 

MI: Northwestern Michigan Fair kicks off with new weapon rules (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The Northwestern Michigan Fair kicked off earlier this weekend and with it has come some new signs and new rules."

"For the first time, fair organizers have decided to ban the open carrying of firearms and fixed blade knives."

"Since the fair grounds are privately owned by the Northwestern Michigan Fair, the Grand Traverse County Sheriff says that owners and organizers are completely within their rights to make the decision."

"'Areas that are open to the public but are private, such as a grocery store, that property is controlled by the owner and they may control the carrying of any weapons on their property,' said Sheriff Thomas Bensley. ..." ...
 

TX: Texas Longhorns Football Coach Reveals Anti-Gun Bias
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"For those of you who don’t follow college football ... know this: since January, University of Texas Coach Charlie Strong has dismissed five players and suspended three more indefinitely for bad/criminal behavior of one sort of another. In confirming the most recent player ejections, 'Strong laid out his five core values — honesty, treating women with respect and no drugs, stealing or guns.' espn.go.com doesn’t mention any potential blowback from that anti-gun statement, but one of our regular readers and UT grad sees Strong’s strong stand against guns (in general) as a potential problem for Lone Star State UT supporters . . ." ...
 

AL: 5 questions answered on Alabama's concealed-carry gun law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Alabama's revised law regulating handguns in Alabama narrowed the discretion that sheriffs had to issue a permit to carry a concealed pistol."

"For the last 12 months, Alabama has been a 'shall issue' state rather than a 'may issue' one.

"Here is a look at some of the major questions surrounding pistol permits in Alabama:" ...
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
I have seen an American general and his officers, without pay, and almost without clothes, living on roots and drinking water; and all for LIBERTY! What chance have we against such men! -- young British officer to Colonel Watson describing the American militia rebels in Georgetown, SC [Source: 'Marion, The Life of Gen. Francis Marion' by M. L. Weems, Ch.18]

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