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Submitted by: Rob Morse
Website: https://www.selfdefensegunstories.com/

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You might not have seen it in the news, but honest gun owners save lives every day. Firearms Instructor Tony Simon brings us four recent examples. These armed citizens responded to a lethal threat. This is what we can learn.
(18 minute podcast)

 

OH: Don’t impede self-defense rights in the guise of ‘gun reform’
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Yes, let’s have the national debate on gun laws, but rushing to judgment after these mass shootings to “ban self-defense” ownership of guns by responsible adults is not the answer.

Case in point: A woman who was carrying a firearm lawfullly at a party in Charleston, West Virginia, shot and killed a man who came with an AR-15-type rifle and opened fire on the guests. The attacker had a felony record and legally could not possess a firearm. News flash: Criminals don’t obey the laws, including gun laws.
 

WA: County Council Candidate Shoots Car Thief in Self-Defense as He Tries to Run Him Over
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Officers responded to the call, and while at the encampment, the suspect sped passed them in the stolen vehicle toward the parking lot that Harris was in. According to Harris, the suspect was driving toward him at a high rate of speed. Fearing for his life, he drew his concealed carry gun, which he had a Washington concealed carry permit for, and shot at the suspect, who then drove into an eco block, a large cement block that prevents people from parking in the area. The suspect threw it into reverse, sped toward the officers, and then fled through a fence and a bike trail.
 

NV: "It's a killing weapon, and we don't need them." Sisolak blasts assault weapon ownership at rally
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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At the rally, Governor Steve Sisolak, (D) Nevada, said he's prepared to go further than those requests in the coming legislative session.

"We can't end the gun violence problem by having more guns," Sisolak said.

When asked if gun bans were on the table, he said "Everything is on the table as far as I'm concerned."

Sisolak said Nevada lawmakers have passed several gun safety laws under his stewardship, including a red flag law, but he wanted to go further saying there is no reason people should own assault weapons.
 

OH: Parents, students react to Ohio bill on arming teachers
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Arming teachers is not a new concept, yet with recent events like the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school, many are now seriously considering the idea.

Ohio is just one of two states looking to pass the bill, and Gov. Mike DeWine said he would sign it into law.

House Bill 99 is gathering mixed reviews from local families.

“I think teachers need to protect themselves,” said local mother Alesha Comer.

Comer is not alone, as a local father also shares similar sentiments.
 

NY: Semi-automatic weapons shouldn’t be so readily available
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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I do believe in guns and shotguns to be used in hunting and self-defense. I don’t believe in using semi-automatic rifles to shoot animals for food. Not very sportsmanlike. These kinds of guns are used to kill people in war situations. We’re not at war in this country at this moment.

Another thought: I don’t believe any 18-year-old is old enough or mature enough to be able to buy a semi-automatic weapon. I also believe that there should be background checks for anyone trying to buy a gun. They should not be so readily available to just anyone.
 

The Left Wants to Repeal the Second Amendment
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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In short, the “militia” at the time included all males physically capable of acting for the common defense, and was decidedly not a standing military. In fact, the Antifederalists at the time of the American Founding wanted the Second Amendment in place because they feared that the government would disarm the people and allow a standing army or select government-run militia to displace an armed populace. The citizen militia identified in the Second Amendment is meant to ensure that the people, and not government forces alone, are armed.
 

WA: Second Amendment Foundation sues over Washington’s high-capacity magazine ban
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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The Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation on Friday filed a federal lawsuit against Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and several other officials challenging the state’s ban on large-capacity magazines for handguns and rifles.

Senate Bill 5078 prohibits the sale of gun magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds, along with the manufacturing, distribution, or import of such magazines in Washington.

Passed by the state Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee earlier this year, SB 5078 is set to go into effect on July 1.
 

DE: Gov. Carney Announces Gun Ban Package
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Governor John Carney has unveiled his legislative package to further violate Second Amendment rights in Delaware. The General Assembly returns from recess next week, and session adjourns on June 30th, so they will attempt to rush these bills through the legislative process. In addition to the bills below, there are other proposals that have not yet had bill drafts published. Please contact your lawmakers and ask them to OPPOSE these bills.
 

GA: AR-15 sales surge in Georgia
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Sales have spiked at some gun stores in Georgia – a backlash to efforts to write stricter gun laws.

"The way this president is driving this country, everybody need to be carrying at this point," Carl Brecker, a Powder Springs gun owner who'd just completed a purchase at Adventure Outdoors in Smyrna, said.

At the firearms superstore, sales are up 30% since last week. Assault rifle sales have tripled, Eric Wallace, a manager at the store, said. "Especially first thing this morning, folks were waiting at the door to purchase AR-15s," Wallace said Friday.
 

NC: Proposed gun law changes raising concerns for gun owners
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Recent mass shootings across the country are raising concerns for gun owners as the Biden administration works to change gun laws, like raising the age from 18 to 21 to purchase a semi-automatic firearm.

Brandon Tietjen, owner of Triple T Guns in Wilmington, says something like a ban on assault rifles could hurt his business.

“We might have product that quite possibly is unlawful to sell, or will require additional paperwork or, you know, additional services or costs incurred to the customer to actually be able to purchase those weapons,” Tietjen said.
 

WA: Biden calls 9mm handguns ‘high-caliber weapons,’ 2nd Amendment Foundation responds
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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“They said a .22-caliber bullet will lodge in the lung, and we can probably get it out — maybe able to get it and save the life,” Biden said during a press conference. “A 9mm bullet blows the lung out of the body.”

Dave Workman, senior editor at the Second Amendment Foundation, pushed back on Biden’s comments about firearms in wake of a reignited, nationwide diatribe over gun control.

“Joe Biden may have a shotgun to gather dust in his closet someplace. But he doesn’t know anything about firearms,” Workman said on the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH. “He certainly has no knowledge at all about ballistics and any of that stuff.”
 

Debunking Biden’s Tired Gun Rhetoric And Lies
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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The president, as he almost always does, began with this strawman. The Second Amendment, Biden claimed, “like all other rights, is not absolute.” (All? Fans of the 13th Amendment might find this a bit surprising.) There are, of course, already tens of thousands of laws governing individual gun ownership in the United States. More laws and regulations exist restricting the Second Amendment than any other right in the Constitution, and it’s not particularly close. “Voting rights” advocates treat photo ID laws as if they were tantamount to fascism. Well, practicing your right to self-defense is contingent on an FBI background check.
 

OR: Dad surrenders AR-15 to police after Texas school shooting: 'I want a safer future'
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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A father forfeited his AR-15 rifle to the police after the Texas school shooting, explaining, "It's the only thing I can do."

Former Marine Ben Beers grew up shooting guns recreationally and learning about gun safety. Now, raising two daughters in Oregon, he's always kept his weapons, including a custom-built AR-15 gun, locked in a safe.

However, school shootings have made Beers reconsider gun ownership. "With AR-15s constantly in the news (it made me think), why do I have these in my home?" Beers told TODAY Parents. "I've never used them for self-defense and, to me, it's a token of pure evil and destruction."
 

KY: Would U.S. assault weapon ban impact mass shootings?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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In a Thursday evening address, President Joe Biden addressed recent gun violence in America, suggesting Congress to act on stricter gun laws.

“We should reinstate the assault weapons ban and capacity magazines that we passed in 1994 in Congress and with the support of law enforcement,” Biden said.

Biden said the policy cut down on mass shootings and that deaths tripled after the measure was allowed to expire in 2004.
 

TX: Dozens of banks told Texas attorney general they don't "discriminate" against firearms companies
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Most of the institutions — including local companies like the First State Bank of Uvalde, and multinational corporations like Barclays — submitted one of two standardized forms of the letter published by Paxton's office and the nonprofit Municipal Advisory Council of Texas. In the form letters, the banks attest that they "do not have a practice, policy, guidance, or directive that discriminates against a firearm entity or firearm trade association."
 

To confiscate guns, Democrats are ready to destroy the courts and the Constitution
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Most Democrats in Congress do not care about institutions or the “commonsense” gun control proposals they profess to support. They want full-scale gun confiscation, and they don’t care how many norms and institutions they need to destroy to accomplish it.

Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY) laid out where the Democratic Party stands and why Republicans should not humor any Democratic “deal” on gun control. “If the filibuster obstructs us, we will abolish it,” Jones said. “If the Supreme Court objects, we will expand it, and we will not rest until we’ve taken weapons of war out of circulation in our communities.”

Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) put it more bluntly: “Spare me the bulls*** about constitutional rights.”
 

New For 2022: FN 509 Midsize Tactical
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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FN USA announced a new addition to its popular polymer-framed, striker-fired FN 509 pistol lineup with the new FN 509 Midsize Tactical. Building off off the FN 509 Tactical line, the FN 509 Midsize Tactical fills the middle ground between the full-sized FN 509 Tactical and FN 509 Compact Tactical, offering greater grip space and magazine capacity over the compact while also being more faulty concealed than the fullsize.
 

NY: There Is Already ‘Meaningful’ Gun Control In New York State
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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To purchase a long gun — long gun being a rifle or shotgun — you must fill out a 4473 form and answer 13 questions. An incorrect answer could get you 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. This process also applies to all individual street sales or transfers.

Once the form is completed the dealer must submit the data to the FBI. The FBI will get back to dealer with a proceed, delayed (more investigation is needed), or a denied, (customer cannot possess a firearm).

Pistols are more complicated. You must apply and receive a Pistol Permit from the Sheriff’s Department. He will make the final decision. You will need finger prints, mug shots, references and proof of a pistol safety training course. The process takes about eight months.
 

NY: NYS Legislature passes bill that raises age to buy and own semi-automatic rifles to 21
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Less than three weeks after the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York’s Legislature voted on Thursday to raise the purchase age for buying or possessing a semi-automatic rifle to 21 years old.

On Tuesday, state leaders announced that a 10-bill package to strengthen gun control had been introduced in the state Assembly and Senate. The bill to raise the limit is the most significant in the legislative package, which also includes a new law to limit who can purchase bullet-resistant armor, the kind worn by the Buffalo shooter during his attack.
 

Is gun control written in the Second Amendment?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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There is a literal mandate within the Second Amendment itself that gun ownership would be a protected right within the scope of a well-regulated militia. There is no guarantee of gun ownership apart from such a condition. Congress has both a moral and a constitutional mandate to come up with reasonable laws and regulations to put the brakes on the accelerating violence because turning a blind eye to the situation is clearly costing lives.
 

FL: Florida ‘red-flag’ law eyed amid gun debate
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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As a national debate rages over gun laws after last month’s mass shooting at a Texas elementary school, proponents of “red-flag” policies point to a Florida law as a model for states seeking to strip deadly weapons from people who could cause harm.

The Florida law, which allows authorities to take guns from people found to pose a “significant danger” to themselves or others, has drawn pushback from Second Amendment advocates and some law-enforcement officials.

But supporters say the law — used thousands of times since the Republican-controlled Legislature approved it in 2018 — has saved an untold number of lives.
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
"Let us contemplate our forefathers, and posterity, and resolve to maintain the rights bequeathed to us from the former, for the sake of the latter. The necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude, and perseverance. Let us remember that `if we suffer tamely a lawless attack upon our liberty, we encourage it, and involve others in our doom.' It is a very serious consideration...that millions yet unborn may be the miserable sharers of the event." --Samuel Adams, speech in Boston, 1771

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