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 282 active visitors Wednesday, December 13, 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
303 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

 

 

 

More Self-Defense Gun Stories
Submitted by: Rob Morse
Website: http://www.selfdefensegunstories.com/

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

 
Here is the news the mainstream media says never happens. Responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they care about. Self-defense instructor Amber Kunau joined us this week to talk about three recent examples.

Were these gun owners lucky.. or were they well prepared? What can we learn from their performance? Listen and find out. (13:05)

First story- Are you armed at home in the afternoon?
Second story- Do you have a gun nearby early in the morning?
Third story- Are you armed when you go to the bank around noon?

Text and podcast available at the link.
 

MI: Court: University of Michigan can ban guns on campus
Submitted by: Corey Salo

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

 
The University of Michigan can ban guns on its campuses, the state appeals court said, rejecting arguments that the school is stepping on turf controlled by the Legislature.

In a 2-1 decision, the court said a 2001 ban doesn’t violate the U.S. Constitution. The court also said the university isn’t covered by a state law that prevents local governments from putting limits on guns.
 

National Journal: Q+A With Chris Cox
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://marktaff.com

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

 
Chris Cox is the chief lob­by­ist and polit­ic­al strategist for the Na­tion­al Rifle As­so­ci­ation, which spent more than any oth­er out­side group sup­port­ing Don­ald Trump in the pres­id­en­tial elec­tion. The NRA shelled out more than $50 mil­lion in the 2016 cycle across pres­id­en­tial, Sen­ate, and con­gres­sion­al races. Cox spoke with An­drea Drusch about what gun-rights ad­voc­ates have got­ten for their money, and what they hope to achieve in a GOP-con­trolled Wash­ing­ton.
 

Gun Rights Group Appealing Dismissal Of Suit Against Katie Couric
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://marktaff.com

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

 
One of the more unpleasant instances of media bias in recent memory was the release of Katie Couric’s “documentary” called Under the Gun. The sham of a show which claimed to be an examination of guns and violence in the United States was quickly revealed to be a partisan hit job which was fraudulently edited to make supporters of the Second Amendment look incompetent. Answers to pertinent questions were left on the cutting room floor and replaced by a clip of members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) staring silently at the camera as if they had no answers.
 

IL: Judge Braun helps Will County residents understand their 'right to self defense'
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://marktaff.com

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

 
Will County Associate Judge Ben Braun, a candidate for Will County Circuit Court, last night addressed an audience of 65 local residents at a forum entitled, "Understanding Your Right to Self Defense in Illinois — A Judicial Perspective."

The event, held at Prairie Bluff Golf Club in Lockport, IL, was hosted by the Will County Republican Party and the Lockport Republicans.
 

CO: Prosecutor: Colorado Springs man justified in killing mother’s ex-husband
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://marktaff.com

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

 
No charges will be filed against a man who shot and killed his mother’s ex-husband in an apparent effort to protect her, the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday.

Joseph Lamoureux II, 36, was killed March 17 in a home in the 2300 block of Lexington Village Lane, an act of self-defense, the District Attorney’s Office reported.

The shooter was Lamoureux’s former stepson, whom the agency has not identified.
 

NC: House votes 65-54 for bill easing concealed handgun laws
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://marktaff.com

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

 
It would no longer be necessary to have a concealed handgun permit to bring a gun anywhere that firearms can already be carried openly, under a bill a divided state House tentatively approved on Wednesday.

The change would eliminate the need for concealed-carry permits for adults who are at least 18 and are not otherwise prohibited from owning firearms, except where open-carry is barred. That would change current law that requires concealed-carry applicants be at least 21 and complete firearm safety training to obtain a permit.
 

India: Kidnappers Find Out It's Unwise to Mess With Sharpshooter
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://marktaff.com

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

 
Two kidnappers in India grabbed a 21-year-old Delhi University student who was driving a taxi—and inadvertently messed with the wrong woman, reports India.com. "I just took my gun and shot them," says Ayisha Falaq, 32, the man's sister-in-law and a competitive sharpshooter. "I shot one in his leg, the other in the waist." It all started when the kidnappers beat the man for not having more money on him, and they called his brother at 1am demanding 25,000 rupees or "we will kill him." Little did they know that the young man's older brother was a competitive marksman—and that his wife had taken up shooting after the birth of their second child. In 2015, she'd won a bronze medal at a national shooting competition.
 

CT: Paul Clement, NRA File to Appear in Sandy Hook Litigation
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://marktaff.com

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

 
Paul D. Clement, a former U.S. solicitor general and one of the country’s foremost litigators, is working once again with the National Rifle Association in an effort to get the largest gun lobby to write an amicus brief in the lawsuit filed by Sandy Hook families.

The conservative-leaning Clement, who’s been a go-to attorney for the NRA on Second Amendment issues, is looking to represent the association as an amicus curiae in the lawsuit pitting several families of Sandy Hook victims against two gun manufacturers. The NRA’s request to file an amicus brief is pending before the Connecticut Supreme Court.
 

Shutting Down Legitimate Debate On Critical Issues
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://marktaff.com

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

 
It’s another sign of the growing tribalism in the United States: Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant drew cheers when she told a City Council meeting that she didn’t have any Republican friends. I’m old enough to remember when the “cosmopolitan elites” in our cities considered themselves so much better than provincial, small-town Americans because they were exposed to so much more diversity. Now, according to Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat, Republicans are likely the fourth biggest party in Seattle behind Democrats, the Social Alternative Party and the People’s Party. Diversity comes with a distinctly blue tint in Seattle, and most other big cities across the country.
 

FL: Anti-gun numbers just don't add up
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://marktaff.com

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

 
Gun-control advocates want to yell from the rooftops the shocking number: 30,000-plus deaths by firearms each year in America. Why doesn't anyone mention that about two-thirds are suicides? Then subtract how many deaths are a result of drug/gang/criminal activity with illegally obtained guns. We end up with a much less-compelling number to be used in their propaganda.

Consider these numbers: In 2016, more than 40,000 deaths were from motor-vehicle accidents, and more than 50,000 deaths were from drug overdoses.
 

NASGW Announces $50,000 Donation to NRA-ILA
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://marktaff.com

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

 
The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), the association representing shooting sports wholesalers, manufacturers and their trade partners, announced a donation to the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) to support industry advocacy efforts to protect our Nation's 2nd Amendment Rights.
 

IN: Police identify intruder fatally shot on east side
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://marktaff.com

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

 
A mother fatally shot an intruder who was trying to break into her apartment on the city’s east side Wednesday afternoon, Fox59 reported.

The shooting occurred around 1:10 p.m. in the 2800 block of White Knight Boulevard near East 30th Street and Mitthoeffer Road.

Police say the mother heard someone breaking into her apartment. That woman then came face to face with the armed suspect before she opened fire.
 

OK: Saving babies' lives is justifiable homicide case
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://marktaff.com

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

 
Cash Freeman was at home when a 12-year-old girl knocked on his door, desperately asking for help. The child said a man had barged into her home and was holding 3-month-old twins in a bathtub, while he threatened the babies' mother with a knife. The perpetrator, it turned out, was 27-year-old Leland Foster, the estranged father of the twins. The mother, Michelle Sorrells, had also called 911 with the same report as the young girl gave to Freeman.

Freeman did what many people would do when they hear the life of a child is in peril: He grabbed his revolver, ran next door, burst into the home, and saw what was happening. He then shot Freeman twice in the back. The babies have been released from the hospital and are reportedly doing well.
 

KS: Police chief explains conceal-carry issues
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://marktaff.com

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

 
Now that the state has determined it will allow the ban on weapons on college campuses and other public buildings to lapse, some people may be prepared to strap on a weapon and take it with them everywhere they go.

But should they?

Parsons Police Chief Jason Sharp said those deciding to conceal-carry should first familiarize themselves with the laws and receive weapons training, as both are essential for people carrying a weapon to protect themselves and others around them.
 

NC: Bill on concealed carry permit gets initial OK from House
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://marktaff.com

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

 
Although the House gave initial approval to a bill Wednesday that would allow concealed handguns to be carried without a permit in certain places, the debate continues, with even some Republicans opposed to the measure.

The bill passed on a 65-54 vote, with all of the House Democrats and eight Republicans voting against the legislation, which would no longer require a permit to carry a concealed handgun in locations where it's currently permissible to openly carry a gun.
 

MN: From FB Live to witness stand: Philando Castile’s girlfriend testifies in cop’s trial
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://marktaff.com

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

 
Diamond Reynolds didn’t just watch her boyfriend die at the hands of a police officer. She made sure the world watched, too.

But when her Facebook Live video was played during the officer’s trial Tuesday, she couldn’t bear to watch. She turned her head away and wept.

There was nothing Reynolds could do to save her boyfriend, Philando Castile. As he bled, the officer kept his gun pointed into Castile’s car.
 

NJ: ‘Stricter gun regulations must be passed’
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://marktaff.com

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

 
In order to better the public’s safety and prevent innocent lives from being taken, gun laws must be passed. While some argue that guns are a necessary part of the civil liberties of the United States, they are clearly pernicious.

It is undeniable that guns are used in this country to kill, with a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report showing that 87.5 percent of homicides of people ages of 15-24 were committed by a gun.
 

Katie Couric Beats Defamation Lawsuit over ‘Edited’ Gun Control Documentary
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://marktaff.com

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

 
On June 6, the VCDL announced that it would appeal Gibney’s decision. VCDL president Philip Van Cleave posted a statement to Facebook:

The VCDL Board of Directors, after careful consideration, has decided that the recent ruling dismissing the VCDL case against Katie Couric, et al, CANNOT STAND! The lawsuit has far reaching implications for all Americans. If the media can be allowed to change a person’s words to suit the media’s own needs or beliefs, then a grievous blow will have been struck against the very core of the freedom that the United States stands for!

NO! We are going to fight this because too much is at stake.
 

AL: For the Alabama Legislature, there's always next year, right?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://marktaff.com

There are 2 comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
It's baffling when legislators run for office on a platform of limited government and individual liberty and then use their elected office in the Alabama Legislature to defeat legislation that promotes these principles. Legislation supporting school choice and Second Amendment rights suffered this fate this past legislative session. Don't blame the Democrats. Enough Republicans joined them to defeat amendments to the Alabama Accountability Act, and a Republican committee chairman in the Alabama House scuttled constitutional carry.
 

NV: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://marktaff.com

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

 
Yesterday, June 5, the Nevada Legislature adjourned sine die for the 2017 legislative session. This was a busy session for gun owners as many firearm-related bills saw action. All anti-gun legislation failed to pass and a pro-gun bill, Assembly Bill 118, was signed into law.

Your NRA-ILA will be back when the legislature convenes in 2019 to continue the fight to protect your Second Amendment rights! Below are some of the pertinent gun bills that had movement this legislative session.
 

FBI: Handgun Murders Dropped when These States Abolished Concealed Permit Requirements
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://marktaff.com

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

 
FBI crime report figures show that Alaska, Arizona, and Wyoming–three states that abolished their concealed requirement years ago–have since witnessed a decreased in handgun murders.
This runs completely counter to the left’s doom and gloom predictions whereby they claim doing away with a government-issued carry permit will mean more bad guys carrying guns, more shootings and violence, etc.
 

MI: Dems propose bill to seize guns of people deemed a threat
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://marktaff.com

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

 
Some Democrats in the Legislature are calling for a law that would allow authorities to seize the firearms of people who threaten to commit suicide or hurt others.

State Representative Robert Wittenberg (D- Oak Park) sponsored a bill that would allow a judge to issue an “extreme risk protection order.” The order would have to requested by a family member or a law enforcement official. And it could last no more than a year.
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentis telum est ("A sword is never a killer, it's a tool in the killer's hands") — Lucius Annaeus Seneca "the younger" ca. (4 BC - 65 AD)

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