Keep and Bear Arms
Home Members Login/Join About Us News/Editorials Archives Take Action Your Voice Web Services Free Email
You are 1 of 223 active visitors Wednesday, August 23, 2017
EMAIL NEWS
Main Email List:
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

State Email Lists:
Click Here
SUPPORT KABA
» Join/Renew Online
» Join/Renew by Mail
» Make a Donation
» Magazine Subscriptions
» KABA Memorial Fund
» Advertise Here
» Use KABA Free Email

» JOIN/Renew NOW! «
 
SUPPORT OUR SUPPORTERS

 

YOUR VOTE COUNTS

Keep and Bear Arms - Vote In Our Polls
Do you support Michael Bloomberg's efforts to shred the Second Amendment?
No
Yes

Current results
Earlier poll results
92 people voted

 

SPONSORED LINKS

 
» U.S. Gun Laws
» AmeriPAC
» NoInternetTax
» Gun Show On The Net
» 2nd Amendment Show
» SEMPER FIrearms
» Colt Collectors Assoc.
» Personal Defense Solutions

 

 

 

MI: Kalamazoo chief stands with Gabby Giffords on gun control coalition
Submitted by: Corey Salo

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
A local voice will serve on a national non-partisan coalition for responsible weapons use.

Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley serves on the advisory committee of the Law Enforcement Coalition for Common Sense, an initiative started by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly. Twenty law enforcement officers from across the country serve on the advisory committee, of which Hadley is the sole Michigan representative.

The coalition is an initiative of Americans for Responsible Solutions, which was organized by Giffords in 2013 after 26 children were killed in shooting at a Newtown, Conn. elementary school, and two years after she survived a 2011 assassination attempt in Tuscon, Ariz.
 

IA: Reaching the funnel
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
There are many other bills that will be brought to the House in the next few weeks that are very deserving. Bills such as voter integrity and modernization and the new gun legislation that returns rights back to Iowans that have been steadily whittled away. In addition, we continue to work on school flexibility and protecting Iowans from dangerous synthetic drugs.
 

IA: County attorney calls gun legislation 'recipe for increasing violence'
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are 3 comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
A sweeping gun bill headed to the Iowa Senate would allow Iowans to use deadly force in public, if necessary.

Polk County attorney John Sarcone said the bill will “legalize murder” if it becomes law. Those in favor of stand-your-ground said it respects Iowans right to protect themselves.

“I have been to almost every homicide scene in this county for almost 26 years,” Sarcone said.

Sarcone said he has seen enough violence and does not want to see more, but he worries that a new "stand-your-ground” law will escalate it.
 

ME: Police: Richmond man shoots neighbor who tried to invade home
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
In what police describe as an “extremely random” attack, a 42-year-old Richmond man was shot in the chest early Wednesday morning while allegedly attempting to break into a neighboring apartment on Post Road.

...

Whitney will not be charged, MacMaster said.

“Upon initial review and after looking at all the statements, it was a clear act of self-defense on their part,” he said. “They did everything reasonably possible to get him out and his attempt to regain entry was an imminent threat to them and their safety, so they had to do what they had to do.”
 

UT: ‘Duty to retreat’ self-defense law stuck in committee
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
A bill unveiled during the 2017 general session of the Utah Legislature that would clarify a person in Utah is lawfully allowed to defend themselves if attacked and not legally required to retreat from an aggressor even if there is a safe place to retreat to appears to have stalled in the Senate.

The proposed Duty to Retreat Amendments, designated as HB 259 and sponsored by Rep. A. Cory Maloy of Lehi, would have made it illegal for prosecutors to argue that a person who uses deadly force in an act of self-defense should have taken the opportunity to run instead.
 

Firearms Fee Hike Is A “Poll Tax”
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox took to NRATV’s Stinchfield Wednesday to condemn the liberal policies that raise the price of using a firearm and limit Americans’ ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights.

“Imagine if they tried to do that to the First Amendment, tried to do that to your ability to worship the God of your choice—that you’re going to have to pay in order to do those sorts of things,” Cox said. “This is a poll tax. It’s designed to prevent people from owning and exercising firearms.”
 

Gun Test: Ruger American Compact 9
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Last fall, Ruger introduced three new semi-autos in the space of two weeks. The pistols were parceled out to three of us staff writers with my assignment being the American Compact 9, a downsized version of the full-sized American introduced two years ago. The new Compact is easier to conceal and an excellent choice for self-defense.
 

MN: Permit to carry, 'Stand Your Ground' bills raising concerns at Capitol
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There is 1 comment on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Two gun bills making their way through the Minnesota legislature are raising concerns among some in the law and law enforcement community.

One of the bills would do away with permit to carry. The other would redefine self-defense laws. Nearly every person who testified for over two hours on Wednesday about the two gun bills was against them, including the police chiefs association and the county attorneys association.

Both the committee room and the overflow room a floor above were filled to capacity with both passionate opponents and power supporters.
 

AR: Rutledge asks for Supreme Court action on 2nd Amendment case
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
A California county's limitation on a gun restriction rule violates a law-abiding citizen's right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside their home, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Wednesday.

Rutledge has filed an amicus brief, or friend of the court brief, in the United States Supreme Court, asking justices to hear an appeal of the San Diego County rule.
 

AZ: Legislation would encourage Arizona businesses to allow guns inside
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There is 1 comment on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Approved Wednesday by the House Judiciary Committee, the legislation says someone injured by another person with a firearm cannot sue a business that allows weapons inside, unless there is a proof the business owner “intends to cause injury or acts with gross negligence.” But if there is a “no guns” sign at the door, the business can be held liable for simple negligence.

Dave Kopp, lobbyist for the Arizona Citizens Defense League, said the disparate treatment is justified. In telling their customers they cannot bring in their own guns, businesses are accepting some responsibility for their safety, he said.
 

NM: Instructor offering Albuquerque cab drivers discounted concealed carry courses
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
A firearms instructor is offering Albuquerque cab drivers discounted concealed carry courses after one driver was carjacked and murdered last week.

KOAT reports that John Keel — former serviceman and cab driver, now a security guard and firearms instructor — is offering $50 concealed carry courses to all cab drivers in New Mexico’s largest city. That is about a $100-150 discount.

“Firearms are, you know, they’re a tool,” Keel said. “They’re a tool for self-defense.”
 

Kolbe Vs Hogan: A Case At Odds With Heller Facts & History , Part II
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There is 1 comment on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
The Plaintiffs in Kolbe, include two American citizens and residents of the State of Maryland, a gun club, a gun dealer, and several gun associations. The Plaintiffs filed an action in Maryland District Court, in 2013, against several Maryland State Officials:
 

WI: Republicans Shoot Down Changes to Concealed-Carry Law
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There is 1 comment on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin is firing blanks if he thinks he can persuade the Legislature to give him and other city leaders the authority to prohibit guns on buses, Republican lawmakers told The Associated Press.

The state Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down Madison's policy banning guns on city buses. Gun rights groups cheered the decision. But not Soglin.

The mayor said at a news conference hours after the ruling that he'll ask the Legislature to change the state's concealed-carry law to allow cities to ban weapons on buses. But the gun-friendly Republicans who hold record majorities in the Legislature immediately shot down the idea.
 

IL: 100+ Jobs Lost at Remington Arms
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There is 1 comment on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Remington Arms has laid off 122 employees.

Village officials are calling it a "reflection on the economy."

Ilion Mayor Terry Leonard told Eyewitness News he has been informed by management at the plant that the move is the result of low sales. Remington Arms has seen periodic layoffs in the past.but some of those let go were brought back when sales picked up.

Roughly 960 employees remain on the job at America's oldest gun manufacture,which is also the village's largest employer.
 

Cody Wilson Interview – Is He Any Less Dangerous?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Cody Wilson is the founder of Defense Distributed and the Wiki Weapon project.

The Wiki Weapon project’s goal was to make a 3D printed gun. This scared a lot of people inside and outside the Government. Cody Wilson was thrust from being a law student to being on the front lines of gun and digital rights.
 

WV: West Virginia bill would allow prosecutors to carry concealed weapons across state lines
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There is 1 comment on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
A bill making its way through the West Virginia legislature would grant prosecuting attorneys limited arrest powers, and the ability to carry concealed firearms across state lines.

Even though they're technically law enforcement officers, prosecutors can't always conceal carry in other states, like Maryland. But Senate Bill 230 would allow them to complete firearms training, and carry concealed weapons nationwide for self-defense. This would give them the same benefits that police officers have.
 

FL: Courthouse-carry advances but other gun bills could struggle in Senate
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
A proposal that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to store firearms with security officers at courthouses narrowly advanced Tuesday through the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee — a panel where high-profile Second Amendment measures stalled last year.

The committee might be a stumbling block again for broader gun-related bills during the 2017 legislative session, including bills that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry on university and college campuses (SB 622) and in airport terminals (SB 618).
 

MD: Gun bills attract hours of testimony in Senate committee
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Norman pointed to the number of homicides in the city of Baltimore as a reason to expand access to permits. “I would suggest that’s a reason to have a permit,” he said.

But Jen Pauliukonis, president of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence, said lowering the state’s standard to “self-defense” would essentially turn Maryland into a “shall issue” state, she said.

Based on the number of new permit applications in Wisconsin after gun laws were expanded there, the Maryland Department of Legislative Services estimated that 100,000 new permit applications would be filed if the bill from Salling and Norman passes.

Several pending bills would restrict gun laws.
 

Will Trump Roll Out the Big Guns on Second Amendment Issues?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Avowed Second Amendment enthusiast Donald Trump drew plenty of scorn and outrage recently when he signed a bill overturning an Obama era restriction on handgun sales to certain mentally disturbed citizens. But the action was significant more as a political statement than functional policy, says UC Berkeley Law Professor and Center for Studies in Criminal Justice Director Franklin Zimring, an authority on Second Amendment issues.
 

CT: John Lott blasts Connecticut hike in handgun permit fees
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
President of Crime Prevention Research Center Dr. John Lott, Jr., is blasting lawmakers for raising handgun permit fees in Connecticut, arguing the hikes will endanger the poor who may no longer be able to afford guns.

In a Hartford Courant opinion piece, Lott calls out Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for proposing to raise initial handgun permit fees from $140 to $370, which would be the highest initial fee in the country. There would also be a $300 renewal fee gun owners would have to pay every five years.
 

Kimberly Corban, rape survivor and 2nd Amendment advocate, is taking her story to college campuses
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Corban’s message is indeed a unique one. On top of being a voice for victims of sexual assault, and a strong line of support, Corban is also a strong advocate of the Second Amendment, and often stresses the importance of women utilizing that right to better defend themselves. In fact, her advocacy was such that she and then President Barack Obama had a back and forth over it on television.

Despite this, Corban isn’t turning this into a focus on firearms, but of defense against occurrences like hers.

“I know for a fact that some expected a crazy gun crowd,” Corban told TheBlaze. “A woman was surprised to find it’s not what I was.”
 

WY: District to get power to OK guns in schools
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Teton County School District’s board of trustees could vote to allow employees with concealed weapons permits to carry firearms on school property under a law expected to be signed by Gov. Matt Mead.

House Bill 194, which the Wyoming Legislature passed March 1, says school districts across the state will have the power to allow possession of firearms by school district employees on school property, effective in July. The definition of employee includes people like superintendents, principals, teachers, coaches, secretaries, janitors, bus drivers and volunteers.
 

Trump Era NICS: February 2017 Third Highest on Record
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
The National Instant background Check System, (NICS), showed that the numbers for February, 2017 were 2,234,817. That is the third highest number of NICS checks for any February. The highest was in 2016, with 2,613,074. The second highest February was in 2013, with 2,309,393. Both of those were driven by fear of strong gun control measures that might be passed by President Obama and Congress.

The Trump era of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) checks is off to a good start. There have been four presidents that have had NICS checks done while they were in office.
 

AR: Gun bills stall in Arkansas Senate committee
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
A bill to allow some people to carry concealed handguns on state college campuses remained stalled Wednesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee, but a senator said he will seek to amend the bill on the Senate floor.

Also Wednesday, the panel rejected a bill by Sen. Terry Rice, R-Waldron, on open carry of handguns.

House Bill 1249 by Rep. Charlie Collins, R-Fayetteville, passed in the House last month but has floundered since reaching the Senate. In its current form, the bill would allow any person age 25 or older who has a concealed-carry permit to receive up to 16 hours of additional training and qualify for an endorsement allowing him or her to carry a handgun on a college campus.
 

MN: Committee debates bills aimed at self-defense, permit to carry laws
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Gun rights supporters and gun control advocates debated two bills at the Capitol Wednesday. One would eliminate the state's permit-to-carry requirement and the other would expand a person's right to use deadly force in self-defense.

Under current law, Minnesotans need to be trained by a certified instructor before they can get a permit to carry a handgun. Opponents of the proposal to eliminate that requirement said it makes no sense to allow people to carry guns in public without first undergoing training.

Retired Air Force veteran and gun owner Tim Nelson told lawmakers he doesn't think it's a burden for responsible gun owners to get proper training.
 

The right call — repealing Social Security gun rule
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
What do you call a regulation that summarily deprives law-abiding Americans of their Second Amendment rights without any evidence that they pose a danger to others?

If you are a New York Times editorialist, you call it “sensible.”

That was the newspaper’s take on a Social Security Administration rule that Congress canceled with a bill President Donald Trump signed last week. The objections aroused by the rule’s demise show that its supporters do not understand it, do not value the constitutional right to arms — or both.
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
[The American Colonies were] all democratic governments, where the power is in the hands of the people and where there is not the least difficulty or jealousy about putting arms into the hands of every man in the country. [European countries should not] be ignorant of the strength and the force of such a form of government and how strenuously and almost wonderfully people living under one have sometimes exerted themselves in defence of their rights and liberties and how fatally it has ended with many a man and many a state who have entered into quarrels, wars and contests with them. — George Mason, "Remarks on Annual Elections for the Fairfax Independent Company" in The Papers of George Mason, 1725-1792, ed Robert A. Rutland (Chapel Hill, 1970).

COPYRIGHT POLICY: The posting of copyrighted articles and other content, in whole or in part, is not allowed here. We have made an effort to educate our users about this policy and we are extremely serious about this. Users who are caught violating this rule will be warned and/or banned.
If you are the owner of content that you believe has been posted on this site without your permission, please contact our webmaster by following this link. Please include with your message: (1) the particulars of the infringement, including a description of the content, (2) a link to that content here and (3) information concerning where the content in question was originally posted/published. We will address your complaint as quickly as possible. Thank you.

 
NOTICE:  The information contained in this site is not to be considered as legal advice. In no way are Keep And Bear Arms .com or any of its agents responsible for the actions of our members or site visitors. Also, because this web site is a Free Speech Zone, opinions, ideas, beliefs, suggestions, practices and concepts throughout this site may or may not represent those of Keep And Bear Arms .com. All rights reserved. Articles that are original to this site may be redistributed provided they are left intact and a link to http://www.KeepAndBearArms.com is given. Click here for Contact Information for representatives of KeepAndBearArms.com.

Thawte.com is the leading provider of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and digital certificate solutions used by enterprises, Web sites, and consumers to conduct secure communications and transactions over the Internet and private networks.

KeepAndBearArms.com, Inc. © 1999-2017, All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy