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More Self Defense Gun Stories
Submitted by: Rob Morse

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We defend ourselves thousands of times a day. Firearms Instructor Amanda Suffecool brings us four news stories of armed defense.
These honest gun owners faced a lethal threat. This is what we can learn from them.
 

CO: Judge Blocks Local Assault Weapons Ban
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: www.marktaff.com

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A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday blocking a Colorado county from banning the sale and manufacturing of certain semi-automatic weapons and high-capacity magazines.

U.S. District Court Judge Charlotte Sweeney issued the order against Boulder County, ruling in favor of plaintiffs Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, the National Association for Gun Rights and resident Martin Carter Kehoe.
 

VA: Stafford Auto Shop Employee Shoots Man In Self Defense After Heated Fight: Police
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: www.marktaff.com

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An altercation in Stafford forced an auto shop employee to shoot a man in self defense, police said.

On August 30, at around 11:45 a.m., an officer, who was driving near Tires and Wheels Unlimited on Warrenton Road, saw a man bleeding from his abdomen coming toward her, according to the Stafford County Sheriff's Office.

Timothy Greenage, 33, told the officer that an employee of the auto shop had shot him, but there was more to the story, officials said.
 

CA: Lompoc changes concealed carry policy due to Supreme Court ruling
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: www.marktaff.com

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The new policy only requires proof of moral character—which is done through a series of thorough criminal background checks, interviews, trainings, psychological testing, and three letters vouching for the person’s character, Lompoc Police Lt. Allen Chisholm said.

“The good moral character clause is not new, the only thing removed from the statute was the cause section. The Lompoc Police Department changing their policy is not just specific to Lompoc, [but] every city and county agency is going to be changing their policies as well,” Chisholm said.
 

FL: NRA using Texas case to build its challenge to Florida law restricting gun buyers to age 21 and older
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: www.marktaff.com

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The National Rifle Association is pointing to a Texas case to try to bolster its constitutional challenge to a 2018 Florida law that prevents people under age 21 from buying guns.

An attorney for the NRA filed documents Monday at the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after a federal judge last week issued an injunction against a Texas law that bars people under 21 from carrying handguns outside their homes for self-defense.

While the details of the Florida and Texas laws are different, the NRA contends that they involve similar underlying issues about gun restrictions on young adults.
 

Springfield DS Prodigy AOS
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: www.marktaff.com

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I’m an unrepentant fan of the 1911 and always will be. That said, I don’t actually carry one for self-defense. As shootable as the design can be, its size, weight and lack of capacity render it close to obsolescence for real-world use. The fact is that the polymer-framed, high-capacity Glock and its offshoots killed John Browning’s design as the defensive handgun.

But what if a 1911 made sexy-time with a Glock 17 and didn’t pull out? If one could combine the unsurpassed shooting characteristics of John Browning’s masterpiece with the capacity of a modern handgun, they’d really have something.
 

CA: California moved swiftly to limit concealed weapons after Supreme Court ruling. That plan backfired
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: www.marktaff.com

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Ironically, part of what spelled defeat for the measure was the rush by legislators to enact it quickly in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling in June.

Because Portantino added an emergency clause to the bill — so it would take effect immediately upon Newsom’s signature — it needed a two-thirds majority to pass. The measure fell just two votes short on the last night of legislators’ session, on a 52-23 vote in the state Assembly.
 

NY: It’s Time To Stand Up For Our Rights Like Good Citizens
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: www.marktaff.com

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In other words, concealed carry is now CRIMINAL unless a sign is clearly posted saying that it is allowed.

Most wont care much about the new law until they realize that it requires store owners who have concealed carry permits (for good reason), to post a sign outside their store saying that they are armed! This is terribly unsafe as all a criminal will have to do is look for a sign, and if there isn’t one there, he knows that he can rob the store with impunity.

WE WILL BE TELLING THE CRIMINALS WHERE TO TARGET!
 

CA: Strange California Billboard Scare Tactic: Don’t Move to Texas!?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: www.marktaff.com

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Some claim the purpose is to demonize Texas and stop the rampant flow of productive people and assets from California to Texas. Tesla and Oracle are two recent examples. People who find freedom attractive might decide the billboard sends them a message of freedom. Others claim the purpose is to keep people who favor gun control from moving to Texas. People who had guns might be deterred from moving to Texas.
 

MD: Good Samaritan Gun Owner Now Victim Of Bad Laws
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: www.marktaff.com

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“Police at first thanked Mr. Muldrow for his help, but when the officer in charge arrived and took control of the investigation, the subordinate police were commanded to investigate the lawfulness of Mr. Muldrow’s sidearm in Maryland,” said the release. “They learned he had a concealed carry permit in Virginia, and that he held a job providing security to federal facilities that required him to be armed, but they also learned that he was not specifically permitted to carry in Maryland.”

He was then arrested for possession of a gun within 100 feet of a public building and carrying a concealed weapon, despite the fact that police had just praised him for taking down Henderson while Henderson attacked Collins.
 

NY: Second Amendment Advocates Hope Judge Will Stop New State Gun Regulations
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: www.marktaff.com

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In a lawsuit that could decimate New York State’s newest gun legislation, Second Amendment advocates are hoping a court will halt the new restrictions before they go into effect tomorrow.

Ed.: The court didn't, but likely would have if they reached the merits. The suit will have to be re-filed.
 

NY: New York Enacts New Gun-Carry Restrictions in Rebuke to Supreme Court
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: www.marktaff.com

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The Empire State has made it harder than ever to legally carry a gun.

On Wednesday, Governor Kathy Hochul (D.) signed a series of new restrictions on where licensed carriers can take their guns and who can get a license in the first place. She painted the new measures as a direct response to the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in New York State Pistol and Rifle Association v. Bruen, which struck down a key provision of the state’s previous law.
 

OH: Man fatally shoots daughter's intruding ex-boyfriend on camera
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: www.marktaff.com

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A man who shot and killed an attempted intruder on July 31 will not face criminal charges in the state of Ohio.

James Rayl, 22, approached the man's house, at first ringing the doorbell. Rayl was the ex-boyfriend of the man's daughter, who'd reportedly broken up with him 18 months prior. Voices can be heard telling Rayl that his ex-girlfriend did not want to see or talk to him.
 

MI: Armed Citizen Stops Man Randomly Shooting People in Detroit; 3 Dead 1 Wounded
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: www.marktaff.com

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It took an armed citizen to stop a man that was randomly shooting people in Detroit that spanned over two hours.

This past Sunday, a 19-year-old man started randomly shooting people. He shot and killed three people, including a 28-year-old and a 43-year-old.

The shooter then shot a 4th person, who was an 80-year-old man walking his dog. A neighbor witnessed the incident, grabbed his gun, and fired back at the suspect.
 

FOIA Details on Polar Bear .22 Pistol Defense Failure
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: www.marktaff.com

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Detailed, official information has surfaced about the defensive use of a pistol failure involving a .22 pistol and a polar bear in the Svalbard archipelago of Norway.

One of the three documented cases where a pistol was fired to defend from a bear and failed was the sad tale of crew passengers from the tour/expedition ship Origo in the summer of 1995. The event, as related in a travel guide, was documented on AmmoLand. There were several other sources that corroborated the event; the details were from the travel guide.
 

2022 Supplement for Firearms Law and the Second Amendment
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: www.marktaff.com

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I am delighted to announce the publication of the free, online 2022 Supplement for the law school textbook Firearms Law and the Second Amendment: Regulation, Rights, and Policy (Third Edition). My coauthors on the Supplement and the third edition of the textbook are Nicholas J. Johnson, George A. Mocsary, E. Gregory Wallace, and Donald Kilmer.

The Supplement is 175 pages, and covers developments since the summer of 2021, when the textbook entered final production. The Supplement begins with 98 pages on the Supreme Court's June 2022 decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. Most of that material is the Bruen opinion, plus the three concurrences, and the dissent, all in full.
 

TN: Firearms regulation and protecting 2nd Amendment rights not mutually exclusive
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: www.marktaff.com

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If we are a compassionate society that values human life above all else, it should be a national priority to do all we can to stop or limit the carnage. That must include federal legislation limiting access to assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. Such legislation can and must protect and preserve the historical and cultural sanctity of private gun ownership guaranteed by the Second Amendment.
 

NY: New NRA-ILA Backed Lawsuit Challenges New York's Unconstitutional Carry Restrictions.
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: www.marktaff.com

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Although the law no longer requires one demonstrate that they have a proper cause to carry a firearm, it certainly did not make it any easier to get a license. Applicants must first take a 16-hour training class, including a two-hour live-fire session. Then they must have an in-person interview with a licensing officer where they must disclose several types of personal information, including all of their social media accounts. The officer then reviews that information to determine if the applicant has “good moral character,” which is even more subjective than the unconstitutional “proper cause” standard. The licensing officer then has up to six months—unless they want more time, which they will be granted indefinitely...
 

TX: Abbott says raising the age to buy an assault-style rifle is “unconstitutional” based on recent court rulings
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: www.marktaff.com

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Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that it would be unconstitutional to increase the minimum age to buy assault-style rifles from 18 to 21 years old — a key proposal Uvalde parents have called for after an 18-year-old gunned down their children’s school in May.

“It is clear that the gun control law that they are seeking in Uvalde — as much as they may want it — has already been ruled as unconstitutional,” Abbott said at a reelection campaign event in Allen.
 

ID: Standing firm on Second Amendment's intent
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: www.marktaff.com

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"Shall not be infringed." The Founding Fathers never talked about "guns," they talked about "arms." Arms are implements for the defense of liberty. National armies do not defend individual "liberty." In America, citizens do. Armies defend borders. Our Founding Fathers also did not believe in standing armies. So how could they have intended the Second Amendment to be for "militias" or "armies?"

Globally, possessing "arms" is a unique right belonging only to Americans. In banning them we will only admit to lacking the maturity, as a people, to own them.
 

OR: Discussion of Oregon Measure 114 increases after Bend Safeway shooting
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: www.marktaff.com

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If it’s passed by voters, changes would include:

Banning ammunition magazines that carry more than 10 rounds
Require people to apply for a permit in order to purchase a firearm.
Pay a fee
Submit a photo identification and be fingerprinted
Complete safety training

The measure would also overwrite a gun sales loophole.
 

Biden Says Right-Wing Americans Need An F-15 To Fight
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: www.marktaff.com

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Right now, you can’t go on and buy an automatic weapon. You can’t go out and buy a cannon.

And for those brave, right-wing Americans who say it’s all about keeping America — keeping America as independent and safe: If you want to fight against a country, you need an F-15. You need something a little more than a gun. No, I’m not joking.”

Biden claimed that the Second Amendment is “not absolute.” The Safer America Plan is presented as a crime-prevention initiative which includes efforts in banning “assault weapons.”
 

President Adds to List of Gun Lies, Threats in Gun Control Push
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: www.marktaff.com

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President Joe Biden is at it again. He’s throwing out wild and unfounded lies to scare Americans into supporting his push for an unconstitutional ban on Modern Sporting Rifles (MSRs). If that’s not outlandish enough, he continues to antagonize and threaten war against American citizens simply for exercising their Constitutionally-protected rights.

As the president likes to say, “I’m not joking.”

His latest claim was yet another attempt to malign and villainize MSRs.

“Do you realize the bullet out of an AR-15 travels five times as rapidly as a bullet shot out of any other gun?” President Biden asked of the crowd in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
 

NY: New York law that bars carrying guns in Time Square and other areas goes into effect
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: www.marktaff.com

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A federal judge let the new rules go forward Wednesday evening, hours before they were to take effect. Despite writing that the arguments for granting a preliminary injunction to stop the rules were persuasive, Judge Glenn Suddaby said the plaintiffs — an upstate New York resident and three gun rights organizations — didn't have standing to bring the legal action. Suddaby said he came to that decision partly because the man, a legal gun owner, couldn't demonstrate he was at risk of a credible threat of prosecution under the new guidelines, among other factors.
 

CA: Maker of ‘Ghost Gunner’ machine sues California over new restrictions
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: www.marktaff.com

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Defense Distributed, a Texas nonprofit business that sells the "Ghost Gunner" milling machine, said in a complaint filed Wednesday in Los Angeles that the restrictions on its products violate the Second Amendment, which according to the company implicitly includes the right to acquire and manufacture firearms.

The business, backed by the Second Amendment Foundation, also claims that a provision in one of the new California laws, SB 1327, which was modeled on Texas's controversial abortion law and which makes a plaintiff liable for the state's legal costs in defending an unsuccessful challenge to its gun laws, violates the First Amendment.
 

CO: SCOTUS decision on guns continues to reverberate through Boulder County
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: www.marktaff.com

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The fallout from the U.S. Supreme Court's recent rollback of gun safety regulations continued through Colorado on Tuesday, as a federal judge temporarily blocked Boulder County from enforcing its prohibitions on large-capacity magazines and "assault weapons."

U.S. District Court Judge Charlotte N. Sweeney issued a 14-day temporary restraining order against a county ordinance that forbids the sale, purchase or transfer of gun magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, plus semiautomatic firearms the county has deemed assault weapons.
 

Dry-Practice
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: www.marktaff.com

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To fight effectively with firearms requires training – receiving instruction on fighting techniques and combative theory – and practice, the actual learning and improvement of those skills. During a firearms class, you’ll perform numerous repetitions of the material being presented, but the bulk of the learning process begins after class. Applying these skills under the stress of actual combat requires learning at the subconscious level, which is only obtained with thousands of repetitions. Whether you have a firearm for self-defense or carry a weapon professionally, the best way to develop and hone your fighting skills is with dry-practice.
 

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A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks. — Thomas Jefferson, Encyclopedia of T. Jefferson, 318, Foley, Ed., reissued 1967.

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