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Armed woman repelling attackers refutes evil demanded by gun-grabbers
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.DavidCodrea.com

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... "The bottom line, and this is something the antis will never address directly, is they would rather see a woman brutalized, raped and killed than armed. When confronted with that observation, they deflect and insult, and try to redirect and accuse." ...
 

If southern border attacked, watch antis blame Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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... "But one can almost bet the farm, or Bloomberg’s billions, that the gun prohibition lobby will find some way to blame gun rights, or at least gun ownership, for such an attack ... Perhaps we could institute a universal background check on the sale or transfer of an IED. One can imagine Bill Gates dumping a million bucks into an initiative campaign."

"There will be attempts to exploit such an attack as a reason to criminalize gun shows and people loaning shotguns to their neighbors for a weekend. It’s astonishing that anyone could honestly believe terrorists, much less domestic criminals, are going to bother with, or be deterred by, such things as background checks, waiting periods, magazine capacity limits or human decency." ...
 

Dan Baum: Shooting is Good for Kids
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"The sturm und drang has been flowing freely since Charles Vacca met an untimely end earlier this week after allowing a 9-year-old girl to fire an Uzi with the giggle switch engaged. Reactions have fallen somewhere on the spectrum between ‘you deserve to be dead, you moron‘ to ‘all gun owners should be imprisoned and their children taken away.’ But taking a more measured view of the value of teaching children to shoot is Dan Baum, author of Gun Guys: A Road Trip. He’s out with a piece at time.com today, ‘Letting Kids Shoot Guns is Good for Them,' in which he extolls the virtues and benefits of teaching kids to shoot . . ." ...
 

Who’s Interested in Common Sense Gun Control?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Reader Steve Sacco has had some extra time on his hands lately:"

"While my real work is running in the background and I’m waiting for it to complete, I thought I’d play with Google Trends. Google Trends is a tool which allows you to see search activity over time for certain words and/or phrases. This is the first time I’ve used it. So, let’s ask The Google how much interest there is in “gun control.” According to the antis, this is a burning question being asked by everyone. According to Google, with the exception of a couple of spikes in 2013, I see a distinct downward trend in interest . . ." ...
 

Fatal Seattle police shooting bringing out the gun bigots
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Saturday night’s fatal shooting of a man in the Queen Anne neighborhood brought out the anti-gun bigotry of some people, and quick reactions from others, while investigators were still trying to piece together why the man was firing a gun on his property, which the Seattle Times reported had sold for $2.2 million in June 2013."

"The Seattle Police Blotter reported that the man was outside brandishing a firearm when police arrived. The man went inside the house as officers arrived. At least two responding officers were armed with patrol rifles, and when the man came out of the house and opened fire, they fired back. After the officers shot him, he crawled back inside, where he was later found dead." ...
 

Sometimes kids are people who kill people
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Some people die in freak accidents that are impossible to predict. Charles Vacca isn’t necessarily one of them. Vacca was the Arizona shooting-range instructor killed last week by a 9-year-old girl playing with an Uzi. (Of course, playing. She wasn’t there to fight Hamas.)"

"Vacca was experienced with guns and, judging from his Facebook page, enamored of them. One of his postings was a paean to the Second Amendment accompanied by the gun-movement slogan: 'Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.'"

"Vacca’s death proved the validity of his point: He was indeed a person killed by a person — in his case, a 9-year-old female person. That, of course, isn’t the scenario the sloganeers at the [NRA] ... promote. ..." ...
 

Why Moms target Kroger stores for next firearms ban
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Ten days into a campaign to get the nation's largest supermarket chain to ban guns, Kroger is walking a tightrope."

"The gun-control group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is calling on shoppers to boycott the Cincinnati-based grocery chain unless the store supports their position of asking shoppers not to openly carry firearms."

"Moms Demand Action have been successful in pushing half-a-dozen other major retailers into compliance, including Target in July." ...
 

Geraldo Rivera: Second Amendment Is 'Blind And Stupid'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"On August 28, Geraldo Rivera responded to the accidental death of firearms instructor Charles Vacca by calling the Second Amendment 'blind and stupid.'"

"Vacca worked at Bullets and Burgers, a popular stop outside Las Vegas for tourists who want to legally shoot a machine gun. He was shot and killed when a nine-year-old allowed the gun she was shooting to jump back during recoil."

"Rivera responded to the terrible accident by blasting the Second Amendment:" ...
 

Our rights — and guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"In the June 21 edition, the Free Press devoted an entire page to the 'pro gun' opinions of Mr. William Sprano, in which he argued that his constitutional right to own firearms was being unfairly attacked, at least in comparison to our other rights as citizens. For added emphasis, we were shown a large, full-color picture of a local gun shop owner proudly displaying a 'high-end rifle,' and a smaller picture showing two small children at a gun rally waving banners in support of the Second Amendment. How patriotic!"

"As one who feels we have suffered enough senseless tragedy from gun violence in our country, I am offended by the implication that putting sensible limitations on gun ownership is somehow unpatriotic, and even illegal. ..." ...
 

Guns Don’t Kill People, People (With Guns) Kill People
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"I am absolutely fascinated by Americans and their obsession with guns. Every now and again, there is some widely publicised horrific fatal shooting incident, followed by calls for gun control, which are in turn followed by the proverbial middle finger from the NRA ..."

"But last week, I came across one of the most bizarre stories of all. A nine-year-old girl, a fourth-grader, on vacation with her family in Arizona, accidentally killed a shooting instructor with an Uzi on a shooting range. As a parent, this totally weirded me out, because when my family goes on vacation, the only things that my kids shoot are pictures, and even that is dangerous, as my two-year-old son loves to throw stuff, including the camera itself." ...
 

9-year-old killer: Some Americans’ gun lust has no bounds
Submitted by: Kim Stolfer/FOAC
Website: http://foac-pac.org

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"The gun control debate has a new dimension: gun control for children."

"On Monday in White Hills, Arizona, a 9-year-old girl lost control of an Uzi submachine gun, shooting and killing Charles Vacca, her 39-year-old instructor. Not only did the girl have her parents’ permission to try the weapon, but they also videotaped her using it." ...
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Submitter's Note: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (newspaper) accuses the 9 year old girl, involved in the tragic firearms accident in Arizona, of being a 'killer'.
While this newspaper has a long history of evangelizing against gun ownership, these blatantly unprofessional and defamatory remarks are over the top for even them.
All criticism of the editorial staff at this newspaper is deserved and the parents of this young girl should be made aware of these comments.
It is clear that any semblance of journalistic integrity that this newspaper would lay claim to have forever been shredded!
 

WA: Increasing focus on dueling initiatives across state
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"The debate over two dueling initiatives — one backed by billionaire elitists from Seattle and New York and the other supported by hunters, collectors and tank-and-file law enforcement — is heating up as September opens, with increasing press coverage on both sides of the state, with Friday’s coverage in the Tacoma News Tribune." ...
 

WA: Bloomberg Gives $1m to WA Expanded Background Check Ballot Measure
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Washington State is ground zero in gun control advocates’ campaign to “expand” mandatory government background checks to all firearms purchases and transfers (including gun shows and family gifts). Come November, Evergreen State voters will either OK or torpedo Initiative 594. Quite how this increased government surveillance would reduce firearms-related crime is anybody’s guess. It certainly hasn’t had any measurable impact in Massachusetts or California. Regardless, billionaire Steve Ballmer’s donated $600,000. Bill Gates has chipped in $1m to the pro-Initiative 594 campaign. Not be outdone, billionaire ballistic bully boy Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety has also ante’d up a cool mil. ..." ...
 

CO: Castle Rock, CO Votes to Support Open Carry
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Castle Rock, Colorado sits on the urban corridor that stretches south between Denver to Colorado Springs. It’s primarily a bedroom community that has had explosive growth in the last 30 years, increasing in population form 3,921 in 1980 to 51,348 in 2012. In 2003 the home rule city’s town council gave the town manager, who is appointed by the council, the authority to ban the open carry of firearms on town property. In 2014, the council voted to remove that authority. The current Town Manager, Mark Stevens, had prohibited open carry on city property, resulting in a stand-off . . ." ...
 

WA: I-594 backers are loaded for campaign
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Two years after their money helped make charter schools possible, the Ballmers, the Gateses and Nick Hanauer are using some of their loose millions to try to tighten gun laws in Washington."

"They’ve made six- and seven-digit contributions to the campaign for Initiative 594, the measure on the November ballot which would expand the state’s background check law to cover most gun sales conducted at gun shows and online." ...
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Submitter's Note: Just one question: WhyintheHell do they need seventeen solid pages of text to merely "expand" the state's background check law?
 

CT: The Shifting Dynamics Of The Governor's Race
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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... "This year, in a tight race that pollsters are predicting will be another dead heat, it looked as though Malloy would be the major-party nominee more threatened by an outsider chipping away at his base."

"But after a summer of petition-gathering, education activist Jonathan Pelto failed to qualify for the race, while Second Amendment rights advocate Joe Visconti won a spot on the ballot. With a pro-gun populist in the running, that worry about an eroding base falls again on Foley."

"'You're getting two Republicans,' said Visconti, a gun rights activist who is running as a Republican. 'A Republican 'lite,' like Tom Foley, and a red-state Republican.'" ...
 

MA: Republican lieutenant governor candidate Karyn Polito aims to promote jobs by reducing fees, taxes, regulations
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"What, if any, additional gun laws would you support and how would you balance the need to lower gun violence with Second Amendment rights?"
"I was pleased to see a broad bipartisan consensus reached in support of a recently signed law that expands mental health background checks, combats illegal trafficking, and keeps guns out of the hands of criminals. Police chiefs and Second Amendment advocates also struck a thoughtful compromise that answered the concerns of both sides." ...
 

Enforcement of gun laws hinges on local sheriffs' interpretation of Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Sheriff Mike Lewis considers himself the last man standing for the people of Wicomico County."

"'State police and highway patrol get their orders from the governor,' the Maryland sheriff said. 'I get my orders from the citizens in this county.'"

"With more states passing stronger gun control laws, rural sheriffs across the country are taking the meaning of their age-old role as defenders of the Constitution to a new level by protesting such restrictions ..."

"Some are refusing to enforce the laws altogether."

"Sheriffs in states like New York, Colorado and Maryland argue that some gun control laws defy the Second Amendment and threaten rural culture, for which gun ownership is often an integral component." ...
 

NC: CMPD Officer Found Liable in Taser Death; Family Awarded $500,000
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"A jury found Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Michael Forbes used excessive force in the 2011 death of Lareko Williams."

"Forbes shot Williams with a Taser gun twice and Williams died of a heart attack shortly after the incident."

"The parents of Lareko Williams were awarded $500,000 for the death of their son."

"The family of the victim sat very quitely, and there was no reaction when the jury awarded them the money. However they say it was never about the money, but justice for their son." ...
 

IN: Fort Wayne Police Officer Admits To Raping Woman During OWI Stop
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"A Fort Wayne Police Officer, Mark Rogers, has pleaded guilty to raping a woman during an OWI arrest."

"As part of his plea agreement, Rogers pleaded guilty to a Class B-felony charge of rape, as well as one charge of sexual misconduct and another charge of official misconduct." ...
 

TX: Mathis Cop Accused of Indecency with a Child (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"He's supposed to serve and protect, but a Mathis police officer is accused of doing the opposite. 50-year old Antonio Gutierrez is accused of indecency with a child."

"The 14-year-old accuser told detectives the incident happened several months ago in Jim Wells County. Gutierrez was booked into the Jim Wells County Jail and is being held on a $50,000 bond." ...
 

GA: Attorney: East Point police used Tasers as ‘cattle prod’ on man who died (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Two former East Point police officers might have discharged their Tasers more than twice as many times as they reported in the death of a 24-year-old man in April, according to an attorney."

"Chris Stewart, who is representing the family of Gregory Lewis Towns Jr., said Tuesday former Cpl. Howard Weems and former Sgt. Marcus Eberhart discharged their departmental Tasers at least 14 times, not the six that were documented in the required police reports they filed on Towns’ April 11 death."

"While the medical examiners haves said Towns’ death was a homicide, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard is still waiting on evidence before decided if he will present the matter to a grand jury for possible criminal charges." ...
 

CA: More Defenseless Victims in San Diego County
Submitted by: Robert Morse
Website: http://slowfacts.wordpress.com/

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"San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore said he will protect us and we have no need to protect ourselves. The sheriff missed the thousands of crime victims last month. Most victims were unarmed and defenseless. Here are a few examples from a very long list;" ...
 

Canada: This Is This is What Happens to A Disarmed Populace: Canada Edition (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Warrantless searches. No right to remain silent. This could be you! That is all."
 

Another state allows concealed carry on college campuses, part of growing movement
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Derek Sommer carries a concealed handgun almost everywhere he goes these days, including onto the campus of Idaho State University — an illegal act until recently."

"Under an Idaho law that took effect July 1, nearly 3,000 residents with enhanced concealed carry permits can bring their guns on college campuses. Sommer no longer leaves his gun at home or in his car's locked glove compartment."

"Idaho became the seventh state to allow 'campus carry' in a movement gaining traction across the country, despite the often strenuous opposition of other students, faculty and campus administrators." ...
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Submitter's Note: See one such mature and reasoned bit of 'strenuous opposition' (When May I Shoot a Student) here and my response here.
 

WY: Women's Gun Safety Classes Filling Up Fast (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"It's no secret that many Wyomingites are big on protecting the Second Amendment and their right to bear arms."

"According to the NRA, women are gaining on men in the purchase of firearms for hunting and personal protection." ...
 

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