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Bloomberg's Slander of Gun Law Victim 'Despicable,' says SAF
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"When Meredith Graves of Tennessee traveled to New York for a job interview last month and was ensnared by New York's restrictive gun laws, it wasn't enough that she may face criminal charges for being honest, Mayor Michael Bloomberg had to sully her reputation by alleging she possessed cocaine."

"The Second Amendment Foundation, upon reviewing a video of the mayor's remarks, called Bloomberg's comment 'despicable.'"

"'What is the difference between a New York street thug stealing a lady's purse,' asked SAF Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb, 'and Bloomberg, who publicly stole Ms. Graves' reputation?'" ...
 

Indian leopard attack shows anti-human nature of ‘gun control’
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "So why did Indian citizens have to wait for the authorities to show up after the maulings had occurred? Why must they instead engage in hand-to-hand combat and resort to 'sticks and iron rods' or helpless, abject terror against savage, predatory beasts—including those who walk on two legs?" ...
 

More Gun Control Will Kill This Country
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Many nations have fallen to corruption and Marxist takeovers, and most important, they have all had the very same conversations we are having now. They made the same mistake that we are making before your very eyes: that there is somehow two sides to the issue of freedom and on who must have the monopoly on all force." ...
 

Brady Campaign's 'too many victims' exposes true agenda
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Now think about that. What is being argued here is that we need more and stricter gun laws, so we'll no longer continue to have 'too many victims.' How many is 'too many'? One. Therefore, until the number of people shot in the U.S. becomes zero, we need more oppressive gun regulation."

"Of course, groups like the Brady Campaign, the Violence Policy Center, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, etc., claim not to be seeking outright bans of all guns, although most try desperately to hide their past advocacy of handgun bans. ..." ...
 

Lighting A Candle
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"On January 8, the Brady Bunch suggested a lighting of a candle as a protest to gun violence."

"Awww…how sweet."

"The 8th, of course, was the one year anniversary of the grotesque mass murder in Tucson, Arizona ... His most famous victim, left brain-damaged for life, was Arizona Congressman Gabby Giffords. She was clearly his intended target."

"The gun-banners made much of the fact that Representative Giffords was shot with a Glock 19 9mm pistol. They neglected to mention that Gabby Giffords had, prior to the shooting, proudly stated that she owned and had a license to carry a Glock 19 of her own. ..." ...
 

Who are the Democratic gun-grabbers in the US Senate? Let’s find out!
Submitted by: Rick Schwartz
Website: http://www.weprotectyourkids.com

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"... As people reading this probably know, reciprocal respect of other states’ right-to-carry laws is a hot topic: it recently came to the forefront when a Tennessee woman got arrested for trying to check in her firearm at the 9/11 Ground Zero site. ..." ...
 

A So-Called Lawful Gun Owner Responds
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"God bless mikeb30200. Sometimes I don’t know what I’d write about if he wasn’t such a frequent and ardent contributor. I recently did a piece on how quiet revolutions in manufacturing and materials will allow people to make their own guns at home. As is his way, mike commented:"
"Bruce, You write this stuff and then wonder why I conflate you so-called lawful gun owners with the criminal variety."
"I’m not exactly sure how making firearms in your home could be considered any more illegal than, say, baking a cake or making a knife, but mike seems to believe that such activities are grounds to 1) refer to us as so-called lawful gun owners and 2) smear us as being no different from criminal gun owners . . ." ...
 

Funny? No. Sad And Pathetic - Yes.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "I don't think any of us found the Brady Campaign's Too Many Victims campaign that funny. It think the majority of us found it sad and pathetic that they thought they could fight criminal violence by standing around with a candle."
 

The Pen May Be Mightier Than the Sword But the Gun is Mightier Than Both
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"'Were it left to me to decide whether we should have government without newspapers or newspapers without government,' Thomas Jefferson opined, 'I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.' Agreed. A free press protects all our liberties—including the right to keep and bear arms. Which returns the favor. If Americans didn't have gun rights we wouldn't have freedom of speech. This isn't idle speculation. Mexico offers us a real world example of what happens to the independent press in a country when the government disarms the populace. laht.com reports . . ." ...
 

Gun Confiscation – What to Do
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In discussions about SHTF scenarios among my fellow gun-nuts, occasionally the talk turns to hiding your guns from the authorities. Caches, hidden compartments, hideaways and the like. My contention is that if you’re hiding your guns from the authorities, it’s already too late." ...
 

LIFETIME FITNESS BANS GUNS ON THESE PREMISES
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"RF invented the acronym OFWG (Old Fat White Guy) for a reason: a lot of Caucasian firearms fans would rather practice pushing their defensive handgun gun away from their body after a holster draw than push away from the dinner table. Speaking from personal experience, it's all too easy to get into a rut of Fritos and Hoppe’s #9. But there comes a time in every OFWG's life when he looks in the mirror and says WTF. When LifeTime Athletic rolled into my town—complete with basketball courts, pools, and water slides—I was ready to face the fats. Until I saw 'LIFETIME FITNESS BANS GUNS ON THESE PREMISES' stenciled on the door . . ." ...
 

Gun control laws contradict founders' intentions
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Dec. 8 article 'Shootings unlikely to alter gun laws' did a good job presenting the pros and cons of gun control."

"It is true that guns are sometimes misused, but is also true that disarming the public tends to increase crime, as England’s and Australia’s soaring crime rates have indicated."

"Historically, gun control has been used to disarm minorities and to facilitate genocide and dictatorships." ...
 

Tragic shooting death of 8th grader no justification for 'pellet gun control'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "We may never know what drove him to commit what appears to be 'suicide by cop' (he was quoted as having said during the brief stand-off that he was willing to die). What we can count on is the cynical, shameful exploitation of this tragedy in furtherance of the 'gun control' agenda--although in this case, the blood dancers are reduced to 'pellet gun control.' From CBS News:"
"Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said the Brownsville shooting appears to be another in a series of incidents that might have been prevented if pellet and BB guns looked different from other weapons." ...
 

Pro-American Rock Band Set To Challenge Political Establishment in 2012
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "... While many music acts have appeared at occupy protests (often performing illegally), Madison Rising brings a fresh perspective of unity and personal accountability. 'We give people a new (and hopefully contagious) way to think about things – whether it be the right to bear arms, the soldiers of America and so forth. ...' explains Bray."

"According to Bray, the band seeks to promote the principles of liberty, independence, smaller government, and personal responsibility while bringing a 'coolness factor' to politics ... While other bands sing about ex-girlfriends and drunken nights, Madison Rising sings about topics like Media Bias and the Second Amendment." ...
 

NRA Looking for a Few Good Women to be Gun Instructors
Submitted by: Opposing Views
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"Diane Danielson, our Female Instructor Development Coordinator, has some exciting news about an upcoming NRA Certified Pistol Instructor course just for women. With more women learning to shoot every year, we're looking for more women to become instructors. If you're in the Southwest, then consider attending this course later this month. And sorry, fellas. This one is just for the ladies." ...
 

Safariland Launches Online Gun Holster Finder Tool
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Safariland, a BAE Systems business, announces the easiest way to select a holster fit from among the huge selection of Safariland and Bianchi holster fits offered."

"The online Holster Finder application is accessible through the Safariland.com homepage and takes just seconds to use. In three easy steps, the selection of available holsters is displayed." ...
 

Gun Review: SCAR 17S (Semi-Auto Civilian SCAR-H)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The United States hasn't fielded a true .30 caliber battle rifle since Vietnam when the M-14 was replaced. And for good reason. A 'full size' rifle cartridge like the 7.62 NATO has a lot of muzzle energy and consequently a ton of recoil compared to the gentle 5.56 NATO round and creating a gun that can operate well with those kinds of forces acting on it is a challenge. Fabrique Nationale d'Herstal (FNH) thinks they've got a winning design in their SCAR-H, which the military is in the process of adopting. Not to leave us civilians out (and our pocketbooks) FNH USA introduced the SCAR 17S, a semiautomatic version imported from Belgium that one of our readers let me play with this past weekend…" ...
 

Gear Review: SureFire EP4 Sonic Defenders
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"If you read the TTAG About Us page – and you know you should – then you know that I’m currently wrapping up my Master’s Degree in Environmental Management. After working for the past 6 years as a chemist in the semiconductor research and development world, my career will be making a drastic switch this spring when I change career paths. Using my chemistry and HVM (high-volume manufacturing) experience, I will focus on hazardous waste and hazardous material management. I also intend to become heavily involved (i.e. CIH certified) in industrial hygiene and worker safety. With that in mind, you can take my word that I get excited about things like ear plugs. Seriously, I do…" ...
 

New from Taurus: 22PLY and 25PLY Pistols
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"According to their press release, 'Taurus is revolutionizing concealed carry with the 22PLY and 25PLY.' Are they saying that their new polymer (hence PLY) pocket pistols are revolting? Obviously not. These widdy biddy guns are so cuuuuute! What’s more they’re now lighter than a supermodel made of hydrogen. 'The Taurus 22PLY and 25PLY in polymer frames make the already light guns into super-light guns weighing only 10.8 oz.' Is it possible? Has Taurus made the first .22 and .25 caliber weapons that are painful to shoot? Still, there's something to be said for a puny pistol with a 'tip-up barrel design for the added convenience of not having to rack the gun before shooting.' I'm not sure what, exactly. Meanwhile . . ." ...
 

How to Build Your Own Firearm
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The antis’ worst fears are becoming reality and most of them don’t even realize it. Yet. You see, there’s a quiet revolution taking place in the home manufacturing and materials industries. You can now buy desktop milling machines and 3D printers for under $800. As the technologies improve, prices will only continue to drop. Now whatintheheck is a 3D printer? Only something that will allow you to 'print' your own magazines, receivers and other gun parts right there in the comfort of your very own home…" ...
 

Walther PPQ Review: Is faliaphotography the New Nutnfancy? (video review)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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Classic Gun Review: Marlin Model 39
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Marlin Model 39 claims to be the oldest continually-produced cartridge rifle in history. Its parent design was born during the unexceptional presidency of Benjamin Harrison, whose bust never even made it onto the Mount Rushmore Commemorative Paperweight. Unlike that former Commander-In-Chief, this 19th Century Fox was blessed with what sales and marketing types like to call 'legs.' Legs so long, in fact, that it’s still a perennial favorite here in the 21st Century."

"Does it deserve it? You bet it does…" ...
 

Cerakote
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"You may remember the post I put up regarding the different firearm coatings, and how the only one I had an experience with was Moly Resin™. Shortly after this was written a representative from Cerakote actually contacted me and asked me to send them a gun. So I did, and I can objectively say I’m extremely impressed." ...
 

The Gunsmith Chronicles: What’s Your Story?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Life can be complicated sometimes. Things you think should be simple too frequently end up being far more complex than they have a right to be. And usually it’s because the person trying to do the job doesn’t know what the hell they’re doing. Read on for a few distressing tales of gunsmithing woe. . ." ...
 

Pro-Gun Activists Find Humor in Tributes on One-Year Anniversary of Tucson Massacre
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence organized a series of 'Too Many Victims' candlelight vigils to recognize the anniversary [of the Tucson shooting] and pay tribute to all Americans who are victims and survivors of gun violence. ..."

"These events were emotional and meaningful ... But to pro-gun activists, they were apparently humorous, something to be mocked and laughed at." ...

"Perhaps most offensive, however, was a video ... [which] shows pro-gun activists holding candles, saying 'candles don't stop violence' and then drawing their handguns and firing at paper targets that are supposed to 'simulate the January 8th 2011 shooting in Tucson.'" ...
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Submitter's Note: Of course we are going to mock stupidity. And please note that there is a difference between "making fun" of idiocy and "finding humor" in it.

Oh, and it was a video of an IDPA (I think) stage with one BG surrounded by several innocents. You get points for hitting the BG and lose serious points for hitting an innocent.

H/t to David Codrea who complains about being left out of their list of mockers.
 

A Year After Lawmaker Shot, Gun Sales, Violence Remain High (video)
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NH: Why do Republicans back dangerous gun bills?
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"Republicans seem to consider the Second Amendment to be part of the Ten Commandments. That is, no matter how outlandish, nonsensical, and just plain dangerous a bill regarding guns, members of the GOP overwhelmingly support it. Several important bills dealing with firearms recently came before the State House. House Bill 334 gives the Legislature sole authority to regulate guns on public land or in publicly owned or financed buildings. HB 536 would do away with gun permitting." ...
 

FL: Shooting by ex-deputy sparks debate on "Stand your ground" law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"When former Broward Sheriff's Office deputy Maury Hernandez pumped several shots into an unarmed homeless man during a confrontation in an ice cream shop, he decisively ended what he saw as a threat to himself and his family."

"But that Saturday shooting also served to revive a debate over the state's controversial 'Stand Your Ground' law." ...

"After an exchange of words, Romero 'attempted to assault' Hernandez, police said. 'He then turned his aggression towards the toddlers and infant who were at the same table.'"

"Witnesses told police that Hernandez issued several warnings before he pulled out a weapon ..." ...
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H/t to David Codrea who asks: "What's to Debate? Whether to retreat and leave infants and toddlers to the mercy of a deranged abuser?"
 

ME: Burglar Was Interrupted By Family, Shot in Foot
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A ME burglar was interrupted when the family returned home. The burglar was subsequently shot in the foot by one of the homeowners. It’s not clear if the homeowner was aiming at the suspect’s foot on purpose or not. The suspect was captured by police, who were familiar with him." ...
 

VA: Three Armed Men Try To Rob Bar, One is Shot, Killed by Customer
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Three armed men stormed a bar in VA demanding everyone get on the ground. An armed customer shot one of the men, the other 2 fled. A bystander was also shot. ..." ...
 

TX: Homeowner at Home w/ Daughter Shoots Home Invader Through Door
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A bold, daytime home invader tried to kick in the back door of a Texas man’s home at around 12:30PM. The homeowner retrieved a handgun and fired at the invader twice through the door, before he could break through. Police caught the suspect in the backyard. No charges have been filed against the homeowner ..." ...
 

OK: Business Owner Shoots One of Six Burglars, Others Captured
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"An OK auto salvage yard owner shot one of at least six people who was burglarizing his property. The other five burglars fled, but were later captured by police." ...
 

NC: Store Clerk Ends Armed Robbery With A Single Gunshot
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"A clerk in Greensboro, NC fired a single shot at two armed men attempting to rob a store. The suspects remain at large and it is unclear if one of them was hit. Both suspects are believed to be in their twenties and were both disguised. ..." ...
 

TX: Visitor Shoots, Kills One of Several Home Invaders
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"In TX a group of several individuals forced their way into a home at around 7pm. A visitor at the home drew a gun he was carrying and fired on the suspects, hitting, and killing, one of them. ..." ...
 

FL: Jewelry Store Clerk Shoots At Heavily Armed Robbers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Three armed men, at least one armed with a rifle, entered a FL jewelry store where they stole several items. The robbery ended when a clerk drew a gun, startling the robbers. The clerk fired on the suspects, who ran from the store. No one was hurt. ..." ...
 

MO: Woman Pepper Sprayed By Home Invader, Gets Gun, Shoots Back
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"A MO woman who answered her door was greeted with a stream of pepper spray to her face by a young male. The home invader forced his way into her home. That’s when the woman retrieved a handgun and fired multiple shots at the suspect, who then fled. The suspect remains at large. ..." ...
 

CA: Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Adan Duran
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Zaiven Ridley, who’s from Sacramento, somehow wandered almost 200 miles and decided to invade a home – apparently looking to kill whomever he found – in rural Kingsburg. For a reason no one has yet been able to divine, he chose Adan Duran’s home. Ridley chose poorly. . ." ...
 

WA: Fatal shooting in alleged Everett burglary ignites debate
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Monday's fatal shooting of an alleged burglary suspect inside a South Everett home has elicited a tidal wave of emotion about personal protection, frustration over property crime and, naturally, the disdain for self-defense with firearms." ...
 

CA: Follow Up: 90 Year Old Vet Who Shot Home Invader "Touch and Go"
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The 90 year old World War II vet and retired sheriff’s deputy who shot a daytime home invader in his CA home is having trouble breathing and may have to undergo further surgery. The homeowner was shot once in the cheek by the suspect. If you’re religious, I’m sure the family would appreciate prayers." ...
 

Can administration rely on Guatemalan STD defense against ‘Gunwalker’ claims?
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "People are appropriately charged with attempted murder for such perverse acts. What degenerates thought up such a plan, and what ends could possibly justify the twisted means?"

"And what degenerates approved it?" ...
 

Gingrich Hits Romney on Gun Tax Increase
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Continuing his full frontal assault on Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich (looking thoroughly befuddled by that thing he’s holding, above) lit into the a-little-too-perfectly coiffed former Massachusetts governor for raising taxes on guns by 400% when he was the Bay State executive. Sticklers for the truth that they are, guardian.co.uk points out that, 'the 'tax' Gingrich refers to was in fact a fee on gun licenses that Romney raised in 2003 as part of his administration's effort that year to scour the tax code for loopholes it could close and fees it could hike to close a budget deficit.' Thanks for that distinction without a difference. ..." ...
 

Romney, Huntsman Stonewall Gun Owners
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As New Hampshire voters get set to head to the polls on Tuesday, Mitt and Jon Huntsman continue to ignore requests from gun owners that he return the GOA candidate questionnaire."

"Thank to your efforts, we’ve heard from most of the Republican candidates, including Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul. But Romney and Huntsman continue to turn a deaf ear to the Second Amendment community." ...
 

NY: "Dangerous" Microstamping Bill Would Ban Guns in New York
Submitted by: Opposing Views
Website: http://www.opposingviews.com

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"For the fourth year in a row, anti-gun legislators from New York City have introduced firearms microstamping legislation (Assembly Bill 1157b) that would result in banning firearms in the Empire State. Microstamping is a patented process that micro-laser engraves the firearm’s make, model and serial number on the tip of the gun’s firing pin so that, in theory, it imprints the information on discharged cartridge cases."

"If microstamping were to become law, firearms manufacturers would be forced to employ this patented, sole-sourced concept that independent studies, including those from the National Academy of Sciences and the University of California at Davis, found to be flawed and easily defeated by criminals. ..." ...
 

Homeland Security monitors journalists
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Freedom of speech might allow journalists to get away with a lot in America, but the Department of Homeland Security is on the ready to make sure that the government is keeping dibs on who is saying what."

"Under the ... Media Monitoring Initiative that came out of DHS headquarters in November, Washington has the written permission to retain data on users of social media and online networking platforms." ...

"... Previously established guidelines within the administration say that data could only be collected under authorization set forth by written code, but the new provisions ... [mean] that any reporter, whether someone along the lines of Walter Cronkite or a budding blogger, can be victimized by the agency."...
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H/t to Mike Vanderboegh who says "Welcome to the party pals!"
 

UT: Utah Cop Killed Because of Personal Medical Marijuana Grow
Submitted by: Opposing Views
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... "So, it seems an army veteran who suffers from PTSD was suddenly awoken to armor-clad armed men in his home and he allegedly opened fire. The army vet now likely faces the death penalty. One officer is dead. Five wounded. Countless lives have been ruined."

"I’d like [DEA] Agent Smith to explain to Stewart exactly why he was a threat to the public. There has been no allegation that Steward sold marijuana, or gave it away to kids, or that he was a danger to anyone before the paramilitary-style raid on his house. In fact, his neighbors were shocked to learn that there was any drug activity in the area, dispelling the notion that Stewart was an immediate threat to anyone. ... Stewart simply grew marijuana for personal medical reasons." ...
 

TX: Did O.C. gun-mounted flashlight cause fatal Texas shooting?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"After an undercover officer shot and killed an unarmed man during a heroin buy in Dallas, police said the shooting was accidental."

"The officer said he was attempting to turn on a flashlight mounted on his gun when he accidentally pulled the trigger. The flashlight, made by Sure Fire LLC of Fountain Valley, is activated via a pressure switch located beneath the gun's trigger-guard." ...
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H/t to David Codrea who asks: Why the hell is this incompetent menace to society unidentified?

And why isn't he being sued instead of SureFire?
 

CA: Oakland County Sheriff's deputy arrested for drunken driving, fleeing police
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"An Oakland County Sheriff's deputy may lose his job after being arrested on accusations of drunken driving and fleeing and eluding police."

"A deputy with the Pontiac substation of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office was arrested Sunday by the Lake Orion Police Department."

"The deputy 'has been suspended pending the outcome of an internal investigation,' Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe said Monday." ...
 

CO: Deputy Fired Over Excessive Force Reinstated (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A City of Denver hearing officer has ordered the Denver Sheriff’s Department to reinstate Dep. Matthew Carothers, who the department fired in March of last year over what the sheriff’s department and the manager of safety viewed as a case of excessive force and lying."

"'He was very, very grateful and happy and felt vindicated,' said Danny Foster, Carothers’ attorney ..." ...
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Submitter's Note: Vindicated? Vindicated?!? So this uniformed thug thinks taking a handcuffed prisoner and slamming him headfirst into a wall so hard he needs nine stitches is just fine? The officer claims he just pulled on the prisoner's handcuffs, but if you watch the video you can see the cop's left hand give a shove to the victim's back, putting him straight into the wall.
 

VA: Fredericksburg Officer Faces Charges After Alleged Inappropriate Contact With Teen He Met Online (video available)
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"A Virginia police officer faces charges after investigators say he allegedly had inappropriate personal contact with a teenage boy he met online."

"46-year-old Brent Mitchell Taylor, a captain with the Fredericksburg Police Department, faces charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor." ...
 

TN: Fmr. McMinn Co. deputy investigated for seizing drugs, not reporting them
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"Former McMinn Co. sheriff's deputy Justin Hester stands accused of seizing prescription medication and not properly registering them as evidence, according to Sheriff Joe Guy, who said he handed over the investigation to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation."

"A complaint filed in early November alleged Hester may have taken the medications during traffic stops, Guy explained. He added that though it is department policy to document all evidence and property seized, Hester did not note taking any items." ...
 

NY: Another tourist busted for guns
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"An Ohio man who has a gun permit in his home state is the latest city tourist to be caught in the web of New York’s strict gun laws, The Post has learned."

"Fred Vankirk, 59, of Columbus, was slapped with handcuffs at about 11 a.m. Saturday after cops found two .357 Magnum pistols and a .45 semiautomatic in his room at the Radisson Hotel ..." ...

"Vankirk, who has no criminal history, told the arresting officer, 'I have three guns in the hotel room. Is that what this is about?' ..." ...

"He was charged with three counts of second-degree gun possession and being held on $50,000 bond, court papers show. Each count carries a potential sentence of five to 15 years, to be served concurrently if a conviction results." ...
 

VA: 2011 firearm sales reach record high in Virginia
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Despite the remnants of the economic downturn that lingered throughout 2011, Virginians in particular had no problem loading up on firearms."

"In 2011 gun sales in the commonwealth reached a record high. Part of this historic purchase of firearms came as a result of the holiday splurge for firearms in December."

"In total, 321,166 firearms were sold in 2011. In December alone 41,957 were sold according to the VA State Police data of mandatory criminal-background checks for purchases of firearms."

"2011 firearm purchases, then, rose 16% from 2010." ...
 

WA: Controversy erupts over ‘NRA’ license plate proposal
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"The idea has been kicking around Washington State’s gun rights landscape for a few weeks, but now that a bill has been introduced to create an 'NRA license plate' with funds going to hunter education, the battle lines are drawn and the gloves are definitely off." ...
 

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