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NRA pushes for expanded 2nd Amendment rights (podcast)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Guests:"

"Daniel Vice, Senior Attorney at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and co-author of their recent report, Hollow Victory"

"Alan Gottlieb, Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation"
 

Why has Justice Department not responded to FOIA appeal on ‘Gunwalker’ briefing?
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "Ms. Jones, I have received no notification one way or another. Is that due to an oversight, was your response lost in the mail, or has not responding to my appeal been directed, and if so, by whom?" ...
 

Gun making vs. gun control
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"NEW ENGLAND has a centuries-old tradition of both gun manufacturing and gun control. It shouldn’t have to pick between the two. However, at least one manufacturer is trying to force the matter. Proposals to require that guns be made suitable for micro-stamping, a technology which would allow shell casings to be traced back to the exact gun they were fired from, have been introduced in the Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts legislatures. These have drawn significant criticism from gun manufacturers, at least one of which, Colt, is threatening to move out of New England if such legislation is adopted." ...
 

It's Time to Change the Culture at the Gun Counter
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I have touched on this subject several times in the past on my blog, and now its time to take it head on. First off, I need to clarify things a little bit… by 'at the gun counter' I really mean 'behind the gun counter'. The cultural shift that we need to see is one that moves away from the loud mouthed and condescending know-it-alls who have become the gun shop cliche, and towards people who are friendly, knowledgeable, and who are not there to stroke their own ego." ...
 

No Gunfights at the Saloon
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Whether it’s the economy or gun control, liberals rarely consider the consequences of their misguided schemes. President Obama wants more 'investment' spending to help the economy even though his nearly $1 trillion in supposed stimulus did nothing to reduce unemployment. Keynesian economics didn’t work under Franklin D. Roosevelt or Jimmy Carter, either, but the left refuses to learn the lesson. Now we know that gun-grabber complaints about concealed-carry in bars and restaurants are nonsense too." ...
 

Will 'gun control' pushers decry BATFE leadership being made part-time position?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "In other words, President Obama's Department of Justice, under Attorney General Eric Holder, is making leadership of the BATFE a part-time position. That's the kind of move that one might think would draw howls of protest from the forcible citizen disarmament lobby." ...
 

Second Amendment key to rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Quick as I am to complain, now I need to compliment your editorial of Aug. 15. I was pleased and heartened by your affirmation of the constitutional rights and civil rights of every American citizen as expressed by the Second Amendment."

"Despite other media commentary to the contrary, a very basic human right is affirmed by our Constitution: that right to self-defense. ..." ...
 

Journalistic Gun Cluelessness of the Day: Vinnie Iyer
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"OK, Vinnie Iyer is a sports writer. And the Sporting News is, well, a sports publication. But he’s still a journalist. And just because he writes about football doesn’t mean there’s less of a requirement that he get his facts right. In theory. If he were breaking the news that Tom Brady had tested positive for steroids, you can bet your last round of ammo he’d be sure to have his story straight. Darnell Dockett, the Arizona Cardinals’ defensive lineman and gun enthusiast, recently tweeted about almost making the mistake of bringing a bangstick to practice. Which would have been bad…" ...
 

American guns in Mexico: The 90 percent myth
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As violence in Mexico continues to erupt day after day, Mexican President Felipe Calderon increases calls for the United States to do something about American’s demand for narcotics and the easy access to guns that he claims filters south of the border. His claim about the guns has been picked up by anti-gun politicians with a undermine the Second Amendment. Unfortunately, it’s based on a steaming pile of bull." ...
 

Self-Defense Tip: Practice Shooting from All Positions
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Armed self-defense has three main parts: gun-handling (the fine art of bringing your firearm to bear on a threat without shooting yourself or a friend or forgetting how the damn thing works), marksmanship (hitting your target) and strategy (mastering the who, what, when, where and how of the thing). Gun ranges are excellent for the first two-thirds of the skill set. Not so good for the strategy side. Dry firing at home, running around like a pre-teen imitating your favorite cop show cop, is a better bet. Still, needs must. If your gun range is at all accommodating, here’s a few shooting positions to add to your regular repertoire . . ." ...
 

What's in YOUR range bag?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Robb's looking for a range bag for practical pistol, so I thought I'd post about what I carry with me to a match." ...
 

The 9/11 Revolver (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"This ordinary stainless steel revolver was carried by New York police officer Walter Weaver into the World Trade Center as he risked his life to save others on September 11, 2001. He never made it out that day, but his revolver was later recovered from the ashes. ..."
 

How to Deal with a Stop and Frisk
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As a cop working in a state where 'bundling up' means wearing a thin sweater twice a year, detecting a concealed carry weapon is about as difficult as finding a Glock fan at an AR convention. Needless to say, I’ve been trained to stop and frisk actual and potential perps quickly, efficiently, legally and politely. I also know that there are plenty of legal concealed carry license holders who’ve never been the subject of a 'Terry stop.' It can be a terrifying prospect. If you’re confronted by a police officer who’s going to frisk you, here are some basic tips to make the encounter a safe one, for both you and the officer . . ." ...
 

Mexican Roulette
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "I spent much of early 2008 investigating arms-trafficking across the border ... I passed many hours with ATF agents in Arizona and Texas, interviewing them and attending gun shows with them. ... What I found would have been more frightening had it not been so galling: on the one hand a huge gunrunning market that led directly to the deaths of thousands of Mexicans, and not a few Americans; and on the other a law enforcement agency trying to stop it with one hand tied behind its back. The problem was not that ATF agents weren't dedicated and smart -- many were -- but that they were prey to absurd congressional stipulations urged, most vociferously, by the NRA." ...
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H/t to Mike Vanderboegh who calls this "The latest and most disgusting of the exculpatory defenses of Obama's Gunwalker Plot."
 

Rick Perry Trying to Get Democratic Representatives Killed
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"It started with Rick Perry wanting to play internet tough guy pistolier, and ended in gunfire into the office of Democratic Representative Gene Green." ...
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Submitter's Note: Actually it was not "gunfire" but probably a BB gun according to the cops. So no attempted murder, just criminal mischief.
 

FL: NRA always gets what it wants
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"You might not have figured sleepy little Groveland, Fla., to be a hotbed of pointy-headed-liberal anti-gun predilections, with local laws restricting patriotic Americans’ God-given right to pack heat anywhere and anyhow they the damn well see fit." ...
 

Obama Reduced to Musical Chairs at Justice Dept, notes Gun Dean (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"'The Obama administration has been reduced to playing musical chairs at the Justice Department,' gun rights expert John M. Snyder commented today. He's the Gun Dean, according to Human Events."

"'This musical chairs charade is the Obama administration's response to the government's gun scandal, and it isn't going to wash,' Snyder continued." ...
 

Sipsey Street Exclusive: "Meetings, Part 4." 30 September 2009: "Chooser of the slain." DAG David Ogden Rides the Gunwalker Skies.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"At 7AM Eastern on Wednesday, 30 September 2009, United States Deputy Attorney General David W. Ogden was driven to Washington Reagan Airport. At 10:30 he flew out on US Airways Flight # 407. Ogden was headed for Phoenix, Arizona and, later, Houston, where there was big stuff happening that Ogden and his bosses at DOJ and the White House wanted him to help draw attention to. He arrived just in time at 12:24PM Mountain."

"His coming was heralded, as these things often are, with a press release:" ...
 

A Roundup Of Interviews From Cam And Company On DOJ Moves (video stories)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Cam Edwards of NRA News devoted most of the show last night to the big moves at the Department of Justice. Among his guests were Representatives Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Blake Farenthold (R-TX) both of whom serve on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He also had Katie Pavlich of Townhall.com and columnist Michelle Malkin on as guests. They have done a great job of reporting on Project Gunwalker over the past months." ...
 

ATF Agent: 'Only way to track guns would be with crime scenes and dead bodies'
Submitted by: David Codrea
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... "We’re joined by Vincent Cefalu, an ATF Special Agent who helped blow the whistle on Operation Fast and Furious and has since faced retaliation. 'We allowed these guns to continue on in the hopes of establishing some sort of chain, or iron pipeline, which was so far from the truth,' Cefalu says. 'The only way to [track] the guns would be with crime scenes and dead bodies.'" ...
 

Embassy cable: 'No way of verifying...numbers' of US guns in Mexico
Submitted by: David Codrea
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... "It also shows that everybody who was anybody in the administration was institutionally involved, not just ATF, and certainly not just ATF Phoenix, as some would like to confine investigations to. And among the recipients, one stands out--the last one on the list: NSC." ...
 

US officials quit over Mexico gun flow probe
Submitted by: Mike the Limey

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"The acting director of the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the US attorney in Arizona are resigning over a botched operation to track the flow of guns to Mexico."

"The ATF's Kenneth Melson had recently faced pressure by Congress to resign."

"Operation Fast and Furious saw US agents allowing thousands of guns into Mexico illegally with the hope of tracing them to major arms dealers."

"But hundreds of guns went missing and dozens have turned up at crime scenes."

"The operation never led to any arrests." ...
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Submitter's note: It's interesting to note Gunwalker has seen more mainstream airing from the BBC in the UK than it has from many major news networks in the US....
 

Where’s the media outrage over Fast and Furious?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"After discovering that a friend had no idea what I was talking about when mentioning 'Operation Fast and Furious' and 'Project Gunrunner,' I find myself disgusted with the lousy job the press has done covering this major scandal. CNN is usually on in his workplace, yet he had no clue. In the past, minor issues like Valerie Plame became huge national scandals. However, what might bring this administration down is getting little notice. Flatly, few know of it." ...
 

[Gunwalker Whistleblower] Vince Cefalu on DemocracyNow! (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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Sipsey Street Exclusive: The Long Meeting They Didn't Invite the Press To -- Phoenix Bilateral Arms Trafficking Conference, 22-26 September 2009.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Well, well, well. Another Wikileaks cable. This time a report on a meeting that they didn't invite the press to. Note that it was immediately before the events described in 'Meetings: Part 4.' Note also where it was held: in 'Gunwalker Bill' Newell's Phoenix." ...
 

Issa on Van Susteren: "Much Higher" than Melson. (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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Chuck Grassley On FoxNews About ATF Changes (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) was interviewed today about the changes at ATF and DOJ by Jenna Lee of Fox News." ...
 

Issa to Van Susteren: Fast & Furious goes higher than Melson
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Congressman Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that is investigating Operation Fast and Furious told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren in an interview Tuesday night that responsibility for the botched gun trafficking sting 'goes higher' than two officials who left their jobs earlier in the day, as this column reported." ...
 

Dallas' Chuck Norris urges gun owners to vote to protect their rights in 2012
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Thursday, August 30, Chuck Norris, Dallas resident and favorite conservative martial arts expert of many, published a Town Hall article calling for gun owners, in Dallas and across the nation, to vote in the next election, chiding those who do not by saying, 'I know you're out there, and I've heard all the excuses. That's all they are, and they're not worth the paper to print them.'" ...
 

McCain proposes free-trade agreement at forum
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "McCain also responded to a question in the audience about the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearm's “Fast and Furious” program which allowed gun smugglers to funnel American weapons to Mexican cartels, ultimately resulting in the death of a Border Patrol agent who was shot with one such gun." ...

"While he supports making it harder for cartels to obtain American weapons, McCain was quick to tout his support for gun rights."

"'I am a staunch advocate of the second amendment — don't get me wrong I have a perfect record from the NRA — but we need to do what we can to make sure someone can't come to a gun show or some place and exploit a loophole.'" ...
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Submitter's Note: What loophole? There is no smegging loophole!
 

Obama's Flaunting of Rule of Law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Also playing into Obama's refusal to secure the border, is the ability of branches of United States law enforcement and justice (including ATF, FBI, DEA and DOJ), to sell guns to the Mexican drug cartels and move those guns across the Mexican border in the hopes that such would give Obama the justification to claim that stricter laws are needed regarding the right of Americans to keep and bear arms."

"If you are not familiar with Project Gun Walker, Operation Fast and Furious, visit Sipsey Street Irregulars. Your education is about to begin on how Obama and his minions set about trying to justify the taking of your Second Amendment rights." ...
 

KS: Safety first
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"It could be up to people in individual subdivisions to decide whether the discharge of firearms should be allowed in those subdivisions if early discussions by Saline County commissioners are any indication."

"Commissioners, county staff and more than 20 residents Tuesday discussed, during a study session, implementing an ordinance modeled after one in Shawnee County that would allow residents in a rural subdivision to file a petition to restrict discharge of firearms in that subdivision."

"Even that, though, was a little much for some people, who perceived it as an attempt to curb their freedoms." ...
 

NH: SB-88 isn't about gun rights; deadly weapons take many forms
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I’d like to thank Bob O’Neill for his thoughtful letter regarding Senate Bill 88, which was vetoed by Governor Lynch, partly due to the concerns expressed by law enforcement in this state. First and foremost, I am a strong proponent of the Second Amendment Rights of law abiding citizens. ..."

"It is unfortunate that this legislation has been portrayed as a gun rights bill, which it is not. It could present situations that will not make any of us safer. In fact, it could provide a defense for criminals who will hide behind self-defense claims."

"It is also important to note that there are an infinite number of deadly weapons besides firearms." ...
 

NH: Deadly farce
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"Exeter Police Chief Richard Kane has been a cop for more than three decades. In that time, he’s never once come across a situation in which existing laws prevented a citizen from being able to legally defend himself."

"'Thirty-one years in the business and we’ve never had an issue,' Kane said at Hampton Beach during a press conference ..."

"He was referring to Senate Bill 88, which would expand the legal use of deadly force in New Hampshire. The Republican-led House of Representatives and Senate overwhelmingly passed the bill earlier this summer, but Democratic Gov. John Lynch vetoed it. On Wednesday, Sept. 7, the Senate is expected to vote on an override of Lynch’s veto. If it passes, it will then be taken up by the House." ...
 

HI: Firearms instructor sues Honolulu police chief for denying permit to carry, conceal pistol
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"A former process server who says he needed to carry a gun for protection on the job is suing the Honolulu police chief for denying him a pistol permit."

"The Honolulu Star-Advertiser ... reported Wednesday 27-year-old Chris Baker filed the suit in federal court alleging Chief Louis Kealoha denied the permit last year without giving Baker an opportunity to be heard, a reason for the denial or any opportunity for further review." ...
 

HI: Hawaii Gun Laws Challenged in Court
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"Citizens in the Aloha State of Hawaii are seeking to challenge the restrictive gun regulations on the books on the basis that they violate Second Amendment rights. In a lawsuit mounted by Chris Baker, President of Hawaii Defense Foundation, Baker contends that Hawaii’s firearms licensing statutes and its other gun regulations are unconstitutional."

"The Blaze explains some of Hawaii’s gun laws:" ...
 

GA: 7 Georgia Cops Quit After Gang Banger Takes Shot at Fellow Officer
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"What would Wyatt Earp think about this?"

"The police force in Albany, Georgia has some vacancies after seven officers quit following a shooting attempt on one of their colleagues." ...
 

WA: Pot dispensary owner claims deputy forced sexual relationship
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"Marcus Searls wants $15 million dollars from Grays Harbor County; $1 million for every time he claims a sheriff's deputy forced him to have sex." ...

"Searls claims the two had consensual sex, but when the deputy told him he might get arrested if he opened the [marijuana] dispensary he tried to end the relationship."

"According to the lawsuit, the deputy would not allow that."

"The lawsuit claims the deputy told Searls, 'The choice was not his to make, and that Searls would have to continue to provide sexual favors... if he wanted to be in the dispensary business.'" ...

"[Undersheriff Rick] Scott said the deputy admits he had a sexual relationship with Searls, but maintains it was consensual."
 

CO: Hearing officer says fired Denver cops should get unemployment
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"A hearing officer has rejected Denver's argument that two Denver cops fired for lying in an excessive force case shouldn't collect unemployment insurance, saying that there was no proof they were deceptive, according to the Denver Police Protective Association."

"The city appealed an earlier decision to grant Ricky Nixon and Kevin Devine unemployment compensation, saying that the two were deceptive about what happened outside the Denver Diner on July 12, 2009. Former Safety Manager Charles Garcia fired both in April after finding they were deceitful in not recalling specific details of arrests they made at the restaurant, which were caught on videotape." ...
 

CA: California: Court Blasts Beatdown Over Seat Belt Infraction
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"A federal appellate court ruled Friday that the pepper spraying and beating of a black motorist who did not wear his seat belt constituted excessive force ..."

"While Wells was writing up the ticket, Young got out of his truck and walked over to hand the deputy the vehicle's paperwork. Wells ordered Young back into his truck, but Young did not feel like doing so. He sat on the curb, eating broccoli. In his legal filing, Wells claimed the broccoli was dangerous and that he 'believed that [Young] was about to throw the broccoli at [him] in order to cause a distraction before assaulting him.'" ...
 

PA: Pittsburgh Police Officer Charged In Prostitution Ring (video available)
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"A Pittsburgh police officer is facing serious charges after being accused of running a prostitution ring."

"He may also have a link to a girl that has been missing for months."

"After months of investigating, charges were filed against Michael Johns." ...
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SUBMITTER'S COMMENT: Aside from the incongruity of a cop named Johns running a prostitution ring, check out the perp's T-shirt.
 

NE: Bluffs Officer Wins Back Job, Still Suspended -- Bo Wake Accused Of Slapping 10-Year-Old (video available)
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"A Council Bluffs police officer lost his job in June after what his termination letter said was a case of 'flagrant misconduct' in how he handled a confrontation with a 10-year-old boy. Now that officer has won his job back, much to the chagrin of the boy's parents."

"Officer Bo Wake was fired by Police Chief Ralph O'Donnell for conduct unbecoming of an officer and use of excessive force." ...
 

CO: Fort Lewis College settles suit in stun gun case
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"Fort Lewis College approved a $140,000 settlement for a man who claimed campus police used excessive force when they used a stun gun on him during a Lyle Lovett concert." ...
 

IL: Man Faces Life In Jail For Recording Police (video available)
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"41-year old Illinois mechanic Michael Allison faces life in jail for recording police officers after authorities hit him with eavesdropping charges based on the hoax that it is illegal to film cops, a misnomer that has been disproved by every other case against people filming police officers being thrown out of court."

"The state of Illinois is trying to charge Allison with five counts of wiretapping, each punishable by four to 15 years in prison." ...

"The fact that the state is knowingly ignoring its own laws in order to engage in acts of official repression highlights the rampant criminality that has infested every level of American government. ..." ...
 

OH: Cops Confiscate Lakewood Lady’s Arsenal; Motive Pending
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... "Her cache somehow caught the attention of Lakewood Police, who paid a visit last September. When they found Rice wasn’t home, they asked an obliging employee of the complex to open up the apartment without her consent. Once inside, they raided the gun rack, making off with 13 firearms worth around $15,000. The only problem: They had no apparent reason to."

"When Rice kindly asked to have her toys returned, the cops acknowledged that the weapons were legally owned. But they refused to return them without a court order. And so Rice has filed suit in Lakewood Municipal Court." ...
 

UT: Vernal police officer arrested, resigns from force
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"A Vernal police officer who put criminals behind bars for more than a decade suddenly found himself locked up."

"Detective Ben Marland Murray, 36, had worked for the Vernal department for 12 years before his Aug. 11 arrest, said Keith Campbell, assistant police chief. Salt Lake County Jail records show Murray was arrested on suspicion of two counts of burglary" ...
 

OR: Excessive force? Some in Elgin seek to disband the police force in wake of fatal police shooting
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... "Then tragedy struck this rural town northeast of LaGrande. A police officer, responding to a 911 domestic disturbance call by Shafer’s wife, shot and killed Shafer. Few people know exactly what happened early the morning of Aug. 1. Outside law enforcement agencies are investigating, and the officer involved has been placed on administrative leave."

"But the incident has so angered residents that many are demanding the small police department be disbanded, even as other communities across the country struggle to maintain police forces amid budget cuts." ...
 

Canada: SIU sticks to decision that officer’s force was not excessive
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"The province’s police watchdog is sticking to its decision to not lay charges against an officer who broke a Burlington man’s arm two years ago."

"A judge’s ruling last week prompted the Special Investigations Unit to review an earlier probe into injuries sustained by Kyle Davidson, a single father who, in the early hours of June 20, 2009, had his face bloodied and elbow fractured while being arrested." ...
 

OH: Public records show scant participation in Cleveland's voluntary gun registration scheme; Police unaware of any crimes solved
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"On May 25, 2011, the City of Cleveland finally lost in the attempt to be a medieval city/state and continue to flaunt Ohio's statewide preemption of gun laws. However, since the city leadership never met a gun control scheme they didn't like, they soon concocted a voluntary handgun registration program." ...
 

KS: Gun sales and training on the rise
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... "This has become an all too familiar scene over the last several months in Topeka, with home invasions and robberies on the rise. Teresa's home was robbed just back in April and says her family is taking more safety precautions."

"'We changed the doors for more security and we are thinking about installing an alarm,' says Teresa."

"But some people are going a step further. Kevin Ketter, owner of Kaw Valley Gun Club, says this summer he has seen a significant increase in people coming in to buy and rent guns as well as people wanting to know how they can safely protect themselves." ...
 

LA: 'Second Amendment' tax holiday offers options
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"Although this weekend’s Second Amendment Tax Holiday is geared for hunters and other gun owners to get tax breaks on purchasing weaponry and supplies to go out and kill something, there’s no prohibition against buying some of the same supplies and using them for other outdoor purposes."

"Gov. Bobby Jindal urged people who enjoy the outdoors to take advantage of the state and local sales tax holiday that runs Friday through Sunday."
 

FL: Protecting Americans
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Secondly, a tax on guns would have the following problems:"

"It would make it harder for law-abiding citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights."

"Criminals would simply evade the taxes."

"Gun crime would go up, not down."

"Also, taxes on high demand items create black markets — making criminals out of otherwise law-abiding citizens."

"Furthermore, some of the most prominent gun manufacturers are American — taxing them would cost Americans manufacturing jobs."
 

LA: Tax holiday gets a 21-gun salute
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Louisiana's Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday has become like a second Christmas for outdoors equipment retailers. Maybe even better."

"'It's a huge weekend,' said Robin Simmons of Simmons Sporting Goods in Bastrop. 'And it gets bigger each year.'"

"The holiday, which exempts local and state sales tax on a wide range of outdoors gear, is Friday through Sunday."

"'Last year it beat Christmas,' said Robert Morris of House of Cycles in West Monroe. 'If the government gives people a chance to save taxes, they're going to buy.'" ...
 

WA: Thursday hunting season opener renews need for safety, common sense
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"Tomorrow, Sept. 1, brings the opening day for many Washington State hunters who will be in the field pursuing grouse, rabbits, mourning doves and — for bowhunters — deer in several management units, and now is a good time to think about safety and being on your best behavior." ...
 

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If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country I never would lay down my arms, never! never! never! — William Pitt, Earl of Chatham (1708-1778) Speech, Nov. 18, 1777

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