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Obama ‘gun control’ goes back under the radar
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"Quick reactions by the administration and top Democrats downplayed remarks by President Barack Obama that appeared to endorse a resurrected federal 'assault weapons' ban. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the 'schedule is too packed to even have a debate,' the Associated Press reported Thursday. That same day, The Hill reported House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi stopped short of calling for tougher laws, and even White House Press Secretary Jay Carney disavowed any immediate plans to introduce 'gun control' legislation as the president himself 'sidestepped a reporter’s question,' ABC related earlier today." ...
 

Analysis: How Much Can Gun Ownership Be Restricted (podcast)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"The debate over the right to gun ownership has once again flared up following the shooting at a theater in Aurora, Colorado ... Some pro-gun ownership groups and politicians have argued for more lax laws would have let movie watchers protect themselves. Those favoring more strict gun controls have demanded regulations that would have kept [the] assailant ... from obtaining his arsenal ..."

"What could either candidate or Congress even do? The US Supreme Court has said that the Second Amendment gives Americans a legal right to bear arms, so what kind of restrictions are allowable under the current Constitutional framework?" ...
 

What We Talk About When We Talk About Guns
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"David Brooks: Gail, first let me say that I generally support gun control legislation, because I think the downsides are so minimal. But I have to say I’ve really been put off by the over-the-top self-righteousness of gun control supporters over the past several days. They act like the case for gun control is open and shut, and that anybody who is skeptical has blood on their hands. What strikes me about these people is their colossal incuriosity about the evidence."

"Gail Collins: David, I’m so glad you brought this up. ..." ...
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KABA Note: Besides the fact that "the freedom to own and carry the weapon of your choice is a natural, fundamental, and inalienable human, individual, civil, and Constitutional right -- subject neither to the democratic process nor to arguments grounded in social utility", here's a downside for you David.
 

The Solution is Obvious: Ban the Guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Come on, people there’s an obvious solution to these killing sprees…ban the guns. Don’t let companies make them, don’t let retailers sell them and don’t let people buy them. Think about it: no guns = no violence. The Colorado killer never would have been able to blow away all of those people if he didn’t have a gun. It would have been hopeless so he probably would have decided a killing spree was just too much hassle. Bombing as an alternative? No way, bombs aren’t sold in stores either. And this PhD student couldn’t possibly have made one big enough to take out that many people. Only Taliban members in third-world countries make those. A normal US citizen just doesn’t have that kind of sophistication . . ." ...
 

Fantasy and fraud of gun control agenda v. strategies that work
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"In the week since the movie massacre in Aurora, Colo., the battle of gun rights versus gun control has emerged both nationally and locally, as gun prohibitionist organizations have ramped up the rhetoric over background checks and gun show loopholes, while people in Seattle and King County have joined fellow citizens across the country in buying more guns and applying for concealed pistol licenses." ...
 

The Key to the NRA’s Success
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A week ago, a senseless and tragic shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, took the lives of 12 persons and wounded dozens. But instead of discussing what appears to be the gunman’s mental illness, the liberal mainstream media has spent most of its energy trying (to no avail) to use the incident to revive interest in gun control. This effort has utterly failed, with even President Obama refusing to obey the admonitions of some of his journalistic supporters to leverage the bloodshed for an attack on the [NRA]. This has only compounded their frustration, leading them to publish editorials like today's New York Times jeremiad against the NRA, which rails about the reasons why 'Candidates Cower on Gun Control.'" ...
 

I Carried a Gun, and It Was Heavy
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... "I spent over 30 years as a police officer in the Chicago area, and I was required to carry a weapon both on and off duty. A few years after 9/11, laws were extended to allow officers to carry their weapons across state lines and retired officers to continue to be armed, the logic being that those men and women had been screened and trained and knew when and how to use their weapons in emergencies. Excluding our brave military personnel, police officers are probably the only individuals who rush toward the sound of gunfire." ...
 

TX: DHS-funded video gives tips to survive a shooter (video available)
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"After last week's shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., the city of Houston has released a how-to video on surviving a shooter event."

"The video was created with funds from the Homeland Security Department." ...

"Entitled 'Run, Hide, Fight,' the video depicts a fictional shooting incident at an office building." ...
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KABA Note: Like all but one of the mass casualty shooting incidents in this country since WWII, this fictional one takes place in a "gun-free" zone.
 

Massacre: Soon to be forgotten
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"As Denver's suburban movie massacre fades from the news, a few reformers like New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will crusade for laws to protect Americans from mass gun murders -- but most politicians will do nothing, because they fear the powerful right-to-bear-arms lobby."

"We predict that nothing will change, in the same manner that nothing changed after various other psychotic slaughters in the past. And nothing will be done after the next massacre, and the next." ...
 

Would Jesus pack an assault rifle?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Toronto, Ont. Aurora, Colo. The killing continues."

"Toronto is under the scourge of what seems to be gang warfare with collateral damage. Aurora’s affliction is the work of a nut job out to exterminate as many moviegoers as possible."

"Lots of tears and tributes there, which is appropriate given the unthinkable sadness of so many and heroic bravery of some. Now comes the hand-wringing and conjecture."

"Americans trumpet the Second Amendment of their Constitution as their right to bear arms with little thought for the context of the amendment adopted in 1791. ..."

"Funny how a provision designed to protect citizen militias is now championed to make sure that no lunatic is unarmed." ...
 

Press: Praise the Lord -- and stockpile the ammunition
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "Reflecting on the movie theater massacre in Aurora, it's hard to say what is more shocking: the fact that such a troubled young man was so easily able to buy an assault rifle, a shotgun, two handguns, and a 100-round drum; the fact that he was also able to stockpile 6,000 rounds of ammunition, legally, over the Internet, as easily as he could download a song; or the fact that America's politicians, starting with President Obama and Mitt Romney, plus a crowd of cowards in Congress, see no need to do anything about it." ...
 

How to Break NRA’s Grip on Politics: Michael R. Bloomberg
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"It has been a week since the massacre in Aurora, Colorado. The two major U.S. presidential candidates spent the past week avoiding the subject of whether anything should be done to prevent such shootings from recurring."

"Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, declared Wednesday that 'changing the heart of the American people' is our best hope to stop the carnage. President Barack Obama offered little more than support for his past positions, such as banning assault weapons. Very likely, both candidates will spend the next few months avoiding the issue altogether." ...
 

Three Simple Steps
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... "'There’s talk of new reforms, and there’s talk of new legislation,' Obama told the Urban League, setting the table for a 'don’t-blame-me-blame-Congress' explanation for policy drift. 'And, too often, those efforts are defeated by politics and by lobbying and eventually by the pull of our collective attention elsewhere.'"

"Gun-control proponents and dozens of congressional Democrats vehemently disagree. Although Obama can’t take action that would have prevented the Batman movie shootings, the president has all the power he needs right now—as well as a precedent set by a Republican predecessor—to crack down on some assault-weapon sales. And Obama, despite three years of pleas from these Democrats, is not using it." ...
 

Waiting for the War on Guns
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... "The fact that [the CO shooter] was able to amass his arsenal without rousing suspicion reflects a racial bias at the heart of existing American gun-enforcement policies: how present laws might aid and abet white male criminal behavior. Beyond Second Amendment arguments, which have flooded the airwaves, a more basic consideration should be the misguided view the country has of who fits a 'criminal' profile. Who counts as a 'terrorist'? And what constitutes a 'suspicious' character?" ...
 

Cowardly act
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... "The recent massacre in Aurora, Colo., has revived the question of gun control in America, especially concerning assault rifles and multiround clips."

"The Second Amendment says the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed upon. In Washington, the powerful NRA has bullied Congress to comply with its every whim, which has morphed this amendment to now include automatic weapons and unlimited clips that can be legally sold without background checks to anyone with money like gangs, drug dealers and the mentally deranged." ...
 

Regulating stricter gun laws in the US
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Just look at the record:

— 12 killed, 59 wounded in Aurora, Colo.
— 28 killed, 10 wounded in Alabama
— 23 killed, 32 wounded at Virginia Tech
— 12 killed, 26 wounded at Columbine High School
— 23 killed, 20 wounded in Killeen, Texas
— 10 killed, four wounded in Jacksonville, Fla.
— 14 killed in Edmond, Okla.
— 21 killed in San Ysidro, Calif.
— 7 killed at Fullerton, Calif.
— 16 killed, 31 wounded in Austin, Texas"

"... These numbers remind us of what occurs every day on Main Street, America. Therefore, it seems appropriate at this time to ask when Congress will become aware of the safety of the American public by legislating stricter gun control for all Americans rather than merely protecting the rights of gun ownership." ...
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Submitter's Note: What the good Reverend neglects to mention is that every single one of these shootings took place in a "gun-free" zone.
 

Gun control a hot topic again in city
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"Gun control has become a hot-button issue again in light of a spree killing at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. and local leaders say they would like to see some further restrictions on firearms."

"The leaders say they respect the Second Amendment's right to bear arms, but certain firearms should only be used in warfare."

"'You don't need a rocket launcher to kill Bambi,' said state Rep. Lawrence Cafero, R-142, house Republican leader." ...
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Submitter's Note: On the other hand it would save time by pre-cooking the meat . . .
 

Chuck Schumer Says That Gun Owners Think ‘The Chuck Schumers of the World Want to Take The Hunting Rifle Your Uncle Willie Gave You’
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "'You look at the ads from the N.R.A. and the groups even further over, the Gun Owners of America, their basic complaint is that the Chuck Schumers of the world want to take away your gun, even if it’s the hunting rifle your Uncle Willie gave you when you were 14,' he said."

"Mr. Schumer went on to say that if liberals could concede that there is a right to bear arms in the Constitution, then perhaps conservatives could concede that reasonable restrictions on guns would be appropriate." ...
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Submitter's Note: No.
 

Rethinking gun laws: What will it take?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I can no longer be silent about the outrageous and uncontrollable use of guns in our beloved United States of America."

"It is perhaps easy to say that the National Rifle Association and/or the Gun Owners of America are, in part, responsible for what has become the general understanding of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution." ...
 

Guns more likely to cause accidents than save lives
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"I support the Second amendment as I believe a citizenry has the right to protect themselves from a government that has become tyrannical. And that was the main purpose of the Second Amendment."

"After the Aurora theater massacre, I was not surprised at the rash of people going out buying guns to 'protect themselves.' Arm yourself -- that's the answer, right? Seems logical."

"But those guns won't do any good unless one can actually carry them wherever they go. No one happened to be in that theater who happened to be carrying a concealed weapon. ..." ...
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Submitter's Note: That's probably because the theater banned them! Law-abiding folks obeyed, the orange-haired loonie didn't.
 

Why do we kill so many?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"In modern times, nearly every nation has had a psychopath or two commit a mass murder, regardless of how strict their gun laws are — the crazed white supremacist in Norway one year ago Sunday, the schoolyard butcher in Dunblane, Scotland, the École Polytechnique killer in Montreal, the mass murderer in Erfurt, Germany — the list seems endless."

"And now the Aurora shooter last Friday. There have always been insane people, and there always will be."

"But here's the difference between the rest of the world and us: We have two Auroras that take place every single day of every single year! ..." ...
 

The NRA used to support gun control
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"It came as no surprise Thursday when the White House announced that President Barack Obama would not seek any new gun control in the wake of the Aurora movie theater massacre. Obama can't afford to alienate gun enthusiasts, who've been taught by the National Rifle Association that gun laws infringe the Second Amendment. The truth, however, is that America has regulated guns since its earliest days. Gun control is as much a part of the story of guns in the United States as the Second Amendment and the six-shooter." ...
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Submitter's Note: And the Democrats used to support segregation. What's your point?
 

We could, but won't, save lives
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... "I don't propose we should abolish the Second Amendment. We have already infringed on an absolute right to bear arms anywhere any time. I think we should do a bit more constructive infringing, much of it at the state or local level."

"Like establishing a list of several places guns cannot be carried -- enough to ensure no guns in most public places."1

"Or recording sales of guns."2

"Or requiring a permit to have certain types of guns that can be classified as assault weapons."3

"I confess proposals like these are basically intended to be red tape that would make it more complicated to own a gun." ...
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Submitter's Note:
1 Done. The Aurora theatre was posted "No guns"; didn't stop the shooter.
2 Done. ATF form 4473; didn't stop the shooter.
3 Done. ATF F 5320.4 (Form 4); didn't stop the shooter.
 

6,000 Bullets
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"With the ease of downloading a song, anyone with a computer and a credit card can order thousands of bullets and shotgun shells on the Internet, along with tear-gas canisters and speed loaders. They can get the same high-capacity ammunition clips[sic] that infantry soldiers use. They can even get bulletproof vests and SWAT helmets. All without fear of a single background check." ...
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KABA Note: Unsurprisingly the Times neglects to mention the fact that the CO shooter was not a prohibited person, therefore no background check would have stopped him.
 

Have great expectations at U.N. given way to reality on arms treaty?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"It appears that great expectations for an international Arms Trade Treaty in the United Nations may have given way to diplomatic reality, as – at least as of this writing – the proposed ATT may not be going anywhere." ...
 

Gun policy's slippery slope
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"Following the Aurora, Colo., shooting, some gun control supporters began hunting through the wreckage for scraps of political advantage. It showed all the sensitivity and consideration of starting a food fight at a funeral. It is one thing to draw lessons from tragedy. It is another to hang a political banner on an occupied cross." ...
 

Colorado shooting and gun control
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"Why, when gun-related crimes occur in the US, do people immediately start pointing fingers and thumping the PC litany of mea culpa? The U.S. is so horrible; outlaw guns; get rid of the Second Amendment!"

"A quick look at U.N. statistics on Deaths Involving Firearms or Intentional Murder Rates would quickly dispel these caricatures of crime in this country. Even though the data are far from perfect, they clearly show the U.S. is, per capita, nowhere near any of the worst countries in the world." ...
 

It is wrong to see the gun lobby as Svengali
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"Sure, [redacted] was able to purchase a powerful AR-15 rifle and amass several thousand rounds of ammunition, which he allegedly used to kill 12 people and wound dozens more ... But that is no reason to reconsider America’s uniquely lax gun laws, according to John Hickenlooper, the Democratic governor of the state. If the killer had been denied easy access to firearms, Mr Hickenlooper said last weekend, 'he would have found something else, some sort of poisonous gas'. Barack Obama did not exactly disagree. ... [T]he campaigning president told an audience in New Orleans that the response to the mass murder should be in the context of 'existing law' and should 'protect the second amendment rights of the American people'." ...
 

What everyone forgets when debating gun control
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"In the wake of the Aurora mass shooting, the usual pattern is playing out with respect to gun control. People such as Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Piers Morgan and Bill Moyers are beating the drum to restrict firearm ownership, as others try to beat them back. One side says we'd be safer if guns were rarer; the other says that more guns equal less crime. One side says guns kill people, the other that people kill people. Facts and feelings are bandied back and forth (although one side specializes in the facts and the other in the feelings), but in all the commentary, some of which is very good, one point is universally missed." ...
 

Ezra Klein’s ‘Facts’ About Guns and Violence Tell a Slanted Story
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"Soon after the Aurora mass murder, Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein waded into the fray, citing curious data to 'prove' that we need more gun control to make society safer. But what he said and how he said things show he’s just another anti-rights elitist using tragedy to advance his agenda." ...
 

Ted Nugent: 'Dark Knight' audience should have been armed
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"Rocker Ted Nugent offered his opinion on the July 20 shooting at a showing of 'The Dark Knight Rises' in Colorado, discouraging stricter gun laws and suggesting armed moviegoers might have quelled the massacre." ...
 

Questions about the Aurora Colorado Movie Shooting. (video story)
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The Price of Gun Control
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"When you write about guns, as I do, and a shooting like the one in the Aurora movie theater happens an hour from your house, people call. I’ve already done an interview today with a Spanish newspaper and with Canadian radio. Americans and their guns: what a bunch of lunatics." ...
 

BBC vs Anti-Gun Control Advocate John Lott (video)
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Why gun owners should fear a second term for President Obama
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... "... I do not for a minute believe that the president is a supporter of gun rights and his comments following the Aurora, Colorado tragedy support this position. ..."

"Speaking yesterday to the National Urban League, President Obama made several comments that should deeply concern gun owners. He began by using classic divide-and-conquer techniques with co-called 'assault weapons' as the wedge issue. He stated that 'A lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals.'"

"The problem? There is a third choice Mr. President and that is for these sporting rifles to be in the hands of law-abiding citizens. ..." ...
 

WI: Is Thompson concealing memory on concealed carry?
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"Second Amendment warrior and hard rocker Ted Nugent this week rallied behind GOP U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson, asserting the former popular Wisconsin governor 'pioneered the return of Second Amendment rights in this country.'"

"But that may be a tough sell to some gun rights advocates who saw Thompson’s support as lukewarm at best." ...
 

PA: Candidates take stands on gun control
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"Editor's note: This is part of an occasional series examining federal candidates' positions on important issues."

"The massacre that killed 12 movie patrons and injured 58 more in Colorado has rekindled speculation over whether stricter federal gun laws could prevent such tragedies."

"Citing the shootings, President Barack Obama this week stressed the need to reduce gun violence, but stopped short of calling for specific policies. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has criticized both Obama and Mitt Romney for avoiding the topic as presidential candidates." ...
 

Obama partially backpedals on gun control speech while Senate Dems surge ahead
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"In yesterday’s column, I noted that President Obama seems to be responding to pressure from gun control advocates in a way that he has previously avoided."

"I must not have been the only one to sense the change in the political winds flowing from the White House because today, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney went into full damage control mode."

"While reassuring supporters of gun control that the President 'still wants Congress to reinstitute a federal ban on military-style assault weapons,' White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters that the President 'will not push for stricter gun laws this election year.' ..." ...
 

Dems offer gun-control amendment to cybersecurity bill
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"You didn’t think Congress would do nothing after the Aurora shooting, did you — especially the Democrat-controlled Senate? Fueled by the detail that the AR-15 (not an AK-47) used in the massacre had a high-capacity drum magazine — which jammed — Senate Democrats have offered an amendment to the pending cybersecurity bill that would ban possession of magazines past a maximum 10-round capacity:" ...
 

MD: Md. attorney general seeks stay on gun ruling
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"Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is asking a federal appeals court to delay the implementation of a judge's ruling that Maryland's gun permit law is unconstitutional, pending an appeal by the state."

"Gansler made the request with the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., on Friday."

"On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Benson Legg decided to lift a stay effective Aug. 7, pertaining to his ruling that will allow Maryland residents to carry handguns without having to show a "good and substantial reason." ...
 

How To Spin Officer Involved Shootings
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The Force Science Institute’s latest email blast features Rick Rosenthal. Rick’s a 'veteran TV news anchor' (left WGN TV in ’93) turned law enforcement consultant. In other words, he tells the cops how to spin the news. And when it comes to an officer involved shooting (OIS), the po-po see the largely sympathetic mainstream media as the enemy. The email’s title—'Feeding the Animals': 10 tips for winning with the media after an OIS—sets the tone. Here’s an abridged version of the abridged version of Rosenthal’s advice on post-OIS PR delivered to an ILEETA (International Law Enforcement and Education Training Association) conference. His bullet points in bold. My comments after." ...
 

GA: Former Wilcox jailer pleads to beating cover-up
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"The Justice Department announced today that former Wilcox County, Ga., Jailer Casey Owens pleaded guilty to a misprision of a felony in connection with an incident in which several people, including law enforcement officials, assaulted three inmates inside of the Wilcox County Jail in Abbeville, Ga."

"During his plea hearing Tuesday and in his factual basis, Owens, 23, of Rhine, Ga., admitted he was present when several people, including then-Wilcox County Sheriff Stacy Bloodsworth and his son, Austin Bloodsworth, assaulted three inmates on July 23, 2009." ...
 

NJ: Former Pennsville police officer charged with obstruction in child pornography investigation
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"A former Pennsville police officer is accused of destroying a computer hard drive to throw off agents investigating allegations he possessed child pornography."

"FBI agents on Wednesday morning arrested 31-year-old Robert Waterman of Wrightstown on a charge of obstruction of justice. In 2010, Waterman was Pennsville Township’s school resource officer and handled the district’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program." ...
 

KY: Tompkinsville Police Officer Convicted of Sexual Abuse (video story)
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"A Tompkinsville police officer is convicted of first degree sexual abuse."

"Monroe Circuit Court documents show 58-year-old Darrell Ford was convicted Tuesday, of the sexual abuse of a female victim under twelve years of age." ...
 

OR: Was Portland State right in expelling student as safety risk? The student says no; the university says yes
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"Henry Liu was a promising graduate student in Portland State University's conflict resolution program. He had excellent grades, with law school on the horizon. But his academic career swiftly derailed last spring after he confided to a classmate that he was upset with a faculty member and mentioned guns in the same conversation."

"Liu's classmate told campus police that her friend felt a lot of hatred and said of one assistant professor, 'He could get shot.' Liu, a gun enthusiast, denies making any such threat and says he never intended to harm anyone. Yet Portland State officials took swift and decisive action." ...
 

NJ: N.J.Trooper Accused in Sports Car Caravan Steps Down
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"A New Jersey State Police trooper resigned Thursday, five months after being accused of escorting a high-speed caravan of luxury sport cars down the Garden State Parkway in what was dubbed Death Race 2012."

"The trooper, Sgt. 1st Class Nadir Nassry, a 25-year veteran, will likely be charged criminally in connection with the caravan on Friday and could have his pension stripped, said his defense attorney, Charles J. Sciarra, who called a news conference on the issue Thursday."

"Sciarra said his client maintains he is innocent of any crime and would fight the upcoming charges in court." ...
 

NJ: N.J. trooper driving during Corzine's accident will collect larger pension, judge rules
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"The former State Police trooper behind the wheel when former Gov. Jon Corzine was critically injured in 2007 can collect a more lucrative disability pension than he was first awarded, a state board said today."

"The State Police Retirement Board accepted the decision of an administrative law judge, who reversed its initial denial ..." ...

"The board first found Rasinski bore significant responsibility for the crash on the Garden State Parkway and granted him a disability pension for 40 percent of his salary, including health benefits."

"Under the judge’s ruling, Rasinski, a 12-year veteran of the force, will now receive two-thirds of his former salary and health benefits." ...
 

TX: 2 Police Dogs in South Texas Die in Hot SUV
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"Two police dogs have died after accidentally being left in a hot SUV in South Texas."

"The Bexar County Sheriff's Office in San Antonio on Thursday announced Deputy Steve Benoy has been placed on 10 days of administrative leave." ...
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Gun Sales Up Nationwide (video available)
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"... Now, one of the big issues this incident has shined a light on is gun control. And with new reports claiming that gun sales are up nationwide since the tragedy, we wanted to know, have more guns also been flying off the shelves here in the Mountain State?"

"Ever since the shootings, many people seem to be wondering just how safe they are or are worried about stricter gun laws. If that sounds like you, here's something that might make you feel a little better. According to the owners i spoke with, gun sales have not spiked around here in the last seven days. This time of year is traditionally a slower sales period for them. ... However, interest in future gun purchases is up." ...
 

Gun Sales Point Upward
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"A controversial presidential election and an arms treaty being debated at the U.N. have contributed to strong gun sales this year. There's some indication that the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colo. has spurred even more gun purchases in the Granite State."

"Handguns seemed to be selling briskly in the days after the horrific shooting in Aurora, Colo. on July 20, according to statistics provided by the New Hampshire State Police. ..."

"During the four-day period after the Aurora shooting, the New Hampshire State Police received about 450 handgun background check requests ... During the Friday through Monday period the week before (July 13-16), the state police received 354 calls for background check requests. ..." ...
 

MI: Second Amendment rights violated over long past mental-health issue, Hillsdale man says
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"A Hillsdale man says the government has violated his Second Amendment rights by prohibiting him from obtaining a firearm because of a three-decades-old involuntary commitment to a psychiatric hospital."

"Clifford Tyler, who says his mental-health issue was only temporary, has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids against local, state and federal agencies alleging that they are violating his constitutional right to keep and bear arms." ...
 

NY: Time is now for gun control in America (second letter)
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"Our problem is those against gun control insist on referring back to our 200-year-old Second Amendment to the Constitution, which implies gun control would be detrimental to a well-regulated militia. The Second Amendment was written at a time when the United States, having been through a costly revolutionary war, did not want to pay for a standing army and preferred, if necessary, in a future military conflict, an army could depend upon calling on the services of citizens whose personally owned weapons were little more than pellet guns that had to be reloaded after each shot by stuffing the guns with gun powder, a pellet, etc." ...
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
For, in principle, there is no difference between a law prohibiting the wearing of concealed arms, and a law forbidding the wearing such as are exposed; and if the former be unconstitutional, the latter must be so likewise. But it should not be forgotten, that it is not only a part of the right that is secured by the constitution; it is the right entire and complete, as it existed at the adoption of the constitution; and if any portion of that right be impaired, immaterial how small the part may be, and immaterial the order of time at which it be done, it is equally forbidden by the constitution. [Bliss vs. Commonwealth, 12 Ky. (2 Litt.) 90, at 92, and 93, 13 Am. Dec. 251 (1822)

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