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Gun ‘study’ suggests agenda ‘science’ with omission of key considerations
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"A study published Tuesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine is being touted by 'gun control' supporters in and out of 'legitimate media' as conclusive proof that, rather than making people safer, gun ownership actually places them at greater risk for suicide and homicide."

"As is typical with such publications, it only looks at (less than) half of the equation, disregarding the substantial number of defensive gun uses that occur each year. Without comparing that, the number of people who didn’t die because they had a gun is excluded from the totals. ..." ...
 

Press hypocrisy? When an evil gun becomes acceptable
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Tuesday morning’s press coverage of Monday night’s shooting of a man by a Seattle police officer after reportedly waving a handgun around at a bus stop reveals either local media hypocrisy or the attainment of understanding about the modern semi-auto rifle used by one officer to bring down the suspect."

"The Seattle Times simply reported that the officer shot the gun-waving man with a rifle, while KOMO, quoting officer Jeff Kappel, identifies the gun as a 'patrol rifle.' As one Seattle Times reader noted with no small amount of sarcasm, 'If this was a non-cop doing the shooting, the reporter would have made reference to the evil AR15 'assault rifle'; but since it is a cop…'" ...
 

Sorry liberals, Martin Luther King Jr. believed in Second Amendment rights (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"A popular National Rifle Association commentator examined the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and came to one conclusion — King supported the Second Amendment. Sorry, liberals."

"Colion Noir based his conclusion on the fact that King and his family were the subject of repeated acts of violence and he tried — unsuccessfully — to obtain a concealed handgun license."

"'Dr. King was a non-violent man, but even he understood the realities of self-defense,' he observed, before making his conclusion." ...
 

Gawker Got Literally Everything Wrong About Florida’s New Warning Shots Bill
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"The viral content blog Gawker published an article Friday headlined: 'The NRA Literally Wrote Florida’s New Bill to Legalize Warning Shots.' However, a brief investigation by the Free Beacon revealed that the NRA literally did not write Florida’s new bill to legalize warning shots."

"The Florida legislature is considering expanding the state's 'stand your ground' law to encompass 'threatened use of force.' Specifically, the bill is intended to shield those who brandish a gun or fire a warning shot in self-defense from the state’s 10-20-Life law, which imposes mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines for felony crimes involving a firearm." ...
 

Gun Control
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Over the past year, I have heard many interviews, discussions and recommendations about gun control. Typically, they begin with shock over the mass killings, especially the murder of schoolchildren in Connecticut. Then the speakers immediately say that, to prevent these, we must keep guns out of the hands of criminals."

"Wrong target. Make a list — it will be very short — of these slaughters by any person with a criminal record. Except for the know-it-alls who get radio or TV time, one will discover that these killings were all or mostly committed by individuals with no criminal record."

"Criminals will find ways to get guns, but those criminals are not the people who ... kill groups of innocents in schools, churches or colleges." ...
 

California state senator believes in ghosts--and 'gun control' (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"California state senator Kevin de León evidently plans to don a new hat. In addition to being the most anti-gun member of the California legislature (and that's no small 'accomplishment'), he now evidently intends to become a Ghostbuster. No--he's not teaming up with Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. His target is 'ghost guns.'"

"'What,' you ask, 'are ghost guns?' Good question, and Sen. de León has a good answer. Well, he has an answer, anyway. The Associated Press covers his explanation:" ...
 

Smith & Wesson unveils monster .460 caliber gun: The ‘Backpack Cannon’
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Smith & Wesson has unveiled the monster of all monster handguns at the recent 'Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show' in Las Vegas: A .460 caliber beast with a 3-inch barrel, high-visibility sights and a synthetic shock absorber on the handle — a likely necessary addition for so much firepower."

"The manufacturing company is billing it as 'great for a back-up gun, or for hunting,' and has dubbed it the 'Backpack Cannon,' The Daily Mail reported." ...
 

SWAT Magazine’s video on new ROBAR Custom Firearms (video story)
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ROBAR introduces the SR21 Precision rifle, the RC1911 CQB, and the Tricon Glock as the newest custom firearms to come from ROBAR.
 

Responsible gun owners support the SAFE Act
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Having 192 years of combined experience shooting handguns and long guns, we are fed up with the National Rifle Association. Are you?"

"New York’s SAFE Act has generated passionate opposition from gun owners, local legislatures, law enforcement and gun rights groups. But the NRA has been the prime mover behind this opposition."

"We have seen the role of the NRA change from the promotion of civilian rifle practice and gun safety training to becoming just a shill for the gun makers, pushing unrestricted and wholesale arming of our citizens." ...
 

'Fast and Furious' started during Bush years
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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... "What York, Bramson and Fafoutakis failed to mention is that the ill conceived "Operation Fast and Furious" was hatched in 2006 during Bush's second term, Obama wasn't inaugurated president until 2009. These three also failed to mention the fact that the Republican-led congressional investigation into this scandal did not implicate Obama." ...
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Submitter's Note: Actually F&F started in September/October of 2009. It was Wide Receiver that ran during the Bush years, allowing 450 weapons to cross the border where (theoretically) Mexican cops would interdict them. F&F dumped thousands of guns with no intention of stopping them The ATF stated that they wanted to recover these weapons from crime scenes.
 

GA: Georgia Anti-Gunners Fail to Garner 100 Clicks in 7 Days
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"I’m a member of a gun rights organization called GeorgiaCarry.Org. I watched the social media site 'Thunderclap' for several days this week. The Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ affiliate Georgia Gun Sense 'group' started a page to 'Tell Georgia lawmakers: more guns, in more places, makes us less safe.' Their goal: to get a hundred people to click 'support' using a social media site. After seven days they came up 14 people short. Let that sink in. They were unable to get 100 people to click onsupport” in a week. Let’s look at the GeorgiaGunSense Twitter feed panic in reverse chronological order . . ." ...
 

FL: Stricter gun regulations needed to prevent tragedy
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Firearms cannot be carried openly on campus, but after a recent policy change at USF, it is now permissible to leave a gun in one’s car."

"This decision brings much debate, but after a recent shooting at a Wesley Chapel movie theater, the policy should be reconsidered in order to avoid more conflict."

"... Retired Tampa Police captain Curtis Reeves, Jr. ... allegedly shot Oulson with a concealed weapon, killing him and wounding his wife with the same bullet."

"The Cobb Theatre chain has a strict, zero tolerance weapons policy ... Reeves ... did not abide by the theater’s policy. Thus, this could be indicative of the possible risk posed with guns allowed on campus." ...
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Submitter's Note: So disarm your LEOs!
 

OR: Online Petition Aims For Stricter Gun Laws In Ashland
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"A petition drive aims to impose stricter gun laws in the city of Ashland. But it has some worried the proposed restrictions could infringe on their Second Amendment rights."

"The group 'Citizens For A Safe Ashland' is circulating the online gun safety petition ..."

"It’s caught the attention of City Councilwoman Carol Voisin who said, 'A lot of things can happen around firearms, and I think the more we can do to protect our children the better off we are going to be. ...'"

"The group is proposing two city ordinances. One would make it illegal to carry a loaded firearm in public spaces. It would also make it illegal for anyone carrying a weapon, clip or magazine to refuse a Peace Officer’s request to inspect the items." ...
 

Second Amendment Rights Are Not Absolute
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"The National Rifle Association's ridiculous claim that the Second Amendment is the only right in our constitutional tradition that is absolute has no basis in history or law."

"No right in our tradition is absolute. Nobody gets to shout fire in crowded theater, and anyone who thinks that freedom of the press protects a right to publish child pornography simply lacks a basic understanding of American constitutional law." ...
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Submitter's Note: Ah the hoary old "shouting fire in a theater' chestnut: You know if speech laws were enforced like gun laws you would have to have your mouth duct-taped shut if you wanted to see a movie.
 

Anti-gun lawmaker is laughing stock after ignorant claim ’30-magazine clip’ fires in ‘half a second’
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"After the initial reaction of 'what in the hell is he talking about,' conservative media began having a field day pointing out the glaring ignorance of one California Democrat who proved he is utterly clueless about the guns he is pushing for more control of in his new gun control bill."

"State Senator Kevin de León humiliated himself at his 'ghost gun' press conference last week on his proposed legislation, SB808, which would 'allow the manufacture or assembly of homemade weapons, known as 'ghost guns,' but require the makers to first apply to the state Department of Justice for a serial number that would be given only after the applicants undergo a background check,' according to the Associated Press." ...
 

Wicker, Cochran want concealed gun limits eased
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Mississippi Republican Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker are co-sponsors of a bill that would require most states to recognize permits other states issue that allow people to carry concealed firearms."

"A similar GOP-led effort died in the Senate in 2013. Wicker and Cochran supported the bill last year."

"While extending concealed carry privileges, the legislation recognizes state’s rights and does not provide for a national concealed carry permit." ...
 

CA: BREAKING: CA Modifies SB808 to Outlaw “Ghost Guns”
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Last night, California legislators modified bill SB808. If enacted, the new law will force California gun owners to register any and all future or previously home-built firearms regardless of type. In other words, the Golden State is about to create a whole new class of criminal. What’s the bet the recently beneficiaries of $24m in state funding – the Armed & Prohibited Persons System (APPS) – will experience a little mission creep? Click here to read the amended text on the official website or make the jump for the relevant section . . . [h/t DrVino]" ...
 

VA: Virginia Lawmakers Pass Concealed Weapons and Suppressor Reform, Resist Police Pressure
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Virginia lawmakers chose to reform the state’s gun laws in spite of pressure by police agencies to keep restrictive measures in place. HB878 reforms an antique law that gives local police a veto over obtaining federal permits for suppressors, short barrelled rifles and shotguns, full-auto firearms and 'destructive devices.' Because of a controversial vote in 1986, the existing privately owned stock of automatic firearms was frozen, creating an artificial shortage that resulted in sky-rocketing prices for legal automatic firearms. The cheapest automatic firearms available to collectors are now over $5,000 each . . ." ...
 

NH: New Hampshire Bill 1589 – Sell A Gun To A Friend, Go To Jail
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"I know that New Hampshire Firearms Coalition ( NHFC ) President Jon Evans and I have been asking a lot of you lately."

"However, you the grass roots gun owners are our strength. To be honest, whenever the legislature is in session, our Second Amendment rights are at risk. We must be vigilant."

"While we have been warning you about SB 244, a bill that would create a new gun ban for tens of thousands of Granite Staters, the anti-gun activists have been preparing to pass a ban on private gun sales." ...
 

NH: Hearing on background check bill draws emotional testimony from Sandy Hook victims’ families, gun supporters
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Strong criticism from gun rights activists followed emotional testimony from parents whose children died in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting as lawmakers considered a bill yesterday to expand background checks for firearm sales in New Hampshire."

"The bill, proposed in the House this year, would require background checks before all firearm sales, including gun show and internet sales. Many of its opponents were concerned that it would prevent gun owners from allowing friends to have or borrow their firearms without clearance from a licensed dealer. A violation of the bill would be a felony-level offense." ...
 

MO: Mo. Senate panel considering gun law nullification
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Gun rights supporters told a Missouri Senate committee Tuesday that legislation seeking to nullify federal gun control laws was important to protect the Second Amendment, but opponents questioned whether the legislation was favoring one constitutional right over another."

"The Senate General Laws Committee began a two-part hearing Tuesday on the measure that would declare certain federal gun control policies "null and void." Agents enforcing them could spend a year in jail, be fined up to $1,000 and face other civil penalties." ...
 

DE: Gun legislation dies, but local legislators bring back part of bill
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"On Jan. 10, the parents of a young woman who died in the 2012 Colorado movie theater shooting came to Delaware to urge support for House Bill 88."

"The bill would have required mental health professionals to notify law enforcement if they considered a patient potentially dangerous. After zipping through the House 40-1 last year, the bill appeared to be a slam dunk to pass the state Senate. Instead, it lost badly, 13-6, after drawing intense opposition from gun rights advocates."

"Last week, the Senate had one more chance to reconsider the bill. It died without even generating enough support to bring it up for debate." ...
 

CO: Colorado laws aimed at stricter gun control bring debate
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"In 2013 Colorado passed controversial legislation increasing the use of background checks for people in the state who intend to purchase a firearm, along with a new ban of large-capacity magazines."

"Thousands of background checks have been performed since the law became effective. From July until November, the Colorado Department of Public Safety reported that 72 people were refused gun permits due to a criminal history involving a violent crime or domestic violence, out of the 4,792 checks conducted during that time." ...
 

CO: Castle Rock considers repeal of open-carry ban in public buildings
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Officials are expecting a large crowd at Tuesday night’s city council meeting here as they consider a proposal to repeal an ordinance outlawing the open-carrying of firearms in public buildings and parks."

"As the public debate over gun laws expands from the state Capitol to municipal meeting rooms, emotions continue to be charged on any question of public policy related to guns and the Second Amendment." ...
 

FL: Florida Bill Would Restrict Insurers in Underwriting Gun Owners
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Florida lawmakers say they want to protect policyholders’ second amendment rights to bear firearms by preventing insurers from issuing, renewing or canceling a policy based on whether the policyholder possesses a gun."

"The state’s Senate Banking and Insurance Committee earlier this week approved a bill that would restrict an insurer inquiring whether a home or auto insured owns any firearms." ...
 

TN: GOP leaders reluctant to reopen guns-in-trunks debate on workers' rights
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Gun rights advocates are asking for a bill that would bar businesses from firing employees who keep handguns in their cars, but Republican leaders say they are reluctant to reopen the debate."

"The Tennessee Firearms Association has called on lawmakers to support a bill meant to clarify a law passed a year ago that lifted criminal penalties on workers who bring handguns to work if they have a carry permit. The law requires them to keep their guns locked up in their cars and out of sight." ...
 

CO: Castle Rock approves repeal of open-carry ban in public buildings (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"After four hours of public comment at a packed meeting, the city council gave its initial approval to a proposal to repeal an ordinance outlawing the open-carrying of firearms in public buildings and parks."

"The council voted 4-to-3 in favor of the proposal around 11 p.m."

"As the public debate over gun laws expands from the state Capitol to municipal meeting rooms, emotions continue to be charged on any question of public policy related to guns and the Second Amendment." ...
 

IL: Judge gives Chicago 6 months to OK gun sales law
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"The city of Chicago, which has fought for decades to keep guns out of the hands of its residents, now must craft an ordinance within 180 days that will allow gun stores to open there, a federal judge ruled Tuesday."

"U.S. District Judge Edward E. Chang granted the city's request for the delay, a small victory for a city that has lost a series of recent legal battles in its efforts to keep guns out. Chicago officials now find themselves ushering in a new era in which the city must welcome business that sell guns and residents who legally carry concealed weapons." ...
 

IN: Ind. police chief accidentally shoots self at gun shop
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Shooting himself in the leg is not the way Connersville Police Chief David Counceller planned to promote his candidacy for Fayette County sheriff."

"Counceller's 40-caliber Glock handgun accidentally discharged Saturday afternoon while he was at Wullf's Gun Shop. ..." ...

"'It got tangled in my clothing,' Counceller said of his weapon. '... I felt (the gun) go in the holster and I pushed it, but it was tangled in the material which caused it to discharge. ...'" ...

"The gunshot wound Saturday is not Councellor's first. Fifteen years ago, Counceller said he accidentally shot himself in his hand." ...
 

DC: D.C. man on trial for one shotgun shell - wasn’t given David Gregory deal
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"A year ago this month, the attorney general for the District of Columbia let NBC News anchor David Gregory off scot-free for possession of a 'high capacity' magazine because doing so 'would not promote public safety.'"

"Now, Irvin Nathan refuses to use that same prosecutorial discretion for an average citizen who violated a bizarre technicality that makes empty casings and shells a crime as serious as having an illegal firearm." ...
 

NY: Cops bloody old man — for jaywalking
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Cops bloodied an 84-year-old man and put him in the hospital Sunday when he jaywalked at an Upper West Side intersection and didn’t appear to understand their orders to stop, witnesses said."

"Kang Wong was strolling north on Broadway and crossing 96th Street at around 5 p.m., when an officer told him to halt because he had walked against the light."

"Police were targeting jaywalkers in the area following the third pedestrian fatality this month around West 96th Street." ...
 

MO: St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson promotes “Fun without Guns”
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"St. Louis City Police Chief Sam Dotson is reminding residents to celebrate the New Year without guns this year." ...
 

DC: DC Businessman’s Home Raided Over Unregistered Ammo
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"A total of 30 Washington, DC police officers raided a businessman’s home and reportedly drug his naked son out of the shower. Mark Witaschek was the law-abiding firearms owner subjected to the evening gun raid. The officers broke down the door with a battering ram. Second Amendment rights supporters are question why Witaschek, a man without a criminal record, faced prison time for possession of unregistered ammo."

"The DC law enforcement officers were searching for gun paraphernalia such as empty holsters, ammo, empty magazines, ammo receipts, and even gun cleaning equipment. Mark Witaschek’s entire block was locked down by Washington, D.C. officers. ..." ...
 

The exploitation of traditional hunting
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... "Historically, though, when a government disarms its people, the previously armed are labeled as dissidents, and their doomed fate is soon at hand."

"In case there is any additional need for concern, without the ownership of weapons, hunting is rendered practically impossible.
That’s why hunters should especially be concerned."

"There is a now a growing movement in the U.S. that believes that certain firearms are just not 'needed' by average, law-abiding American citizens."

"They argue that hunting is the only need for citizens to own firearms, and that many of these firearms are just not suitable for this purpose." ...
 

TX: Open Carriers Rally in Beaumont, TX
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"Texans continue to march in support of Second Amendment rights. After Derek Poe was arrested for disorderly conduct while carrying a rifle slung over his back with the muzzle down to a gun shop in the Parkdale mall a month ago, supporters organized an open carry march in Beaumont . . ." ...
 

PA: Dauphin County Commissioner Jeff Haste says upcoming NRA show is good for Harrisburg
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"Dauphin County Commissioner Jeff Haste on Tuesday said he is looking forward to the upcoming outdoor show sponsored by the National Rifle Association and fended off suggestions that the show, which puts a heavy focus on firearms, was ill-suited for Harrisburg."

"The city continues to deal with a troubling gun-related homicide rate."

"'I’m delighted that they are coming,' Haste said. 'It means about a hundred million dollars for our economy. They actually will be handling the show much in a much more professional way than the previous sponsor. Sure there will be guns on display but you won’t be able to buy them and walk out.'" ...
 

CO: Colorado gun checks surge in 2013, but only 1.9 percent are rejected
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"While Colorado politicians went head-to-head under the gold dome in 2013 over gun-control legislation, firearms dealers made money hand over fist."

"More people tried to buy a gun in 2013 than in any year in the state's history. Nearly 400,000 criminal background checks were processed by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation for would-be gun purchasers — or 16 percent more than in 2012, itself a record-breaking year."

"Despite a new law that expanded background checks to include all gun sales, 2013 data show that only 1.9 percent of checks were denied. The denial rate is lower than it was in 2012, prior to the new law. In 2012, 2.1 percent of sales netted denials." ...
 

PA: NRA: Upcoming outdoor show signals victory for gun rights advocates
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"David Keene considers the upcoming National Rifle Association’s outdoor show in Harrisburg a victory of sorts."

"The immediate past-president of the organization, Keene says that beyond its boost to the local economy, the Great American Outdoors Show signals the alliance between gun rights advocates and sportsmen and collectors and their mutual pushback against restrictions to gun rights." ...
 

IN: Indianapolis low key about NRA convention
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"Tourism officials expect to host one of the largest conventions in city history this April when more than 70,000 National Rifle Association members arrive for three days of gun-rights strategizing, country music and one of the nation's largest gun and ammo exhibits."

"Visit Indy, the city's tourism arm, normally promotes its convention bookings. But it has yet to publicize the NRA gathering — an event that in other cities has sparked public protests, tight police security and calls to go elsewhere." ...
 

NJ: New Jersey Second Amendment Society To Host A Book-Signing Event With Author & Journalist Emily Miller
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"The New Jersey Second Amendment Society To Host A Book-Signing Event With Author And Journalist Emily Miller."

"When: Wednesday, 12 February 2014 – 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM"

"Where: South Jersey Shooting Club, 840 Piney Hollow Road, Winslow, NJ 08043"

"Cost: FREE and Open to the Public"

"The New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) is pleased to announce it is hosting a book signing with author and columnist, Emily Miller on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at South Jersey Shooting Club, 840 Piney Hollow Road, Winslow, New Jersey 08043." ...
 

NY: Criminals are not likely to obey gun laws
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"While Charles Rielly in his letter (“SAFE Act’s goal is to curtail violence,” Jan. 14) chastises columnist Fred LeBrun for his criticisms of the SAFE Act, his characterization of himself as a gun owner/hunter and supporter of the act rings empty. The protection afforded us by the Second Amendment was not based upon our right to hunt or to provide for our families. ..." ...
 

OK: Should People Be Allowed to Carry Guns Openly?
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"A bill currently making its way through the Oklahoma state legislature would allow citizens of the state to openly carry loaded handguns without a permit. Only six states and the District of Columbia expressly prohibit this practice, with the remaining states either specifically allowing open carry or having no law on the books prohibiting it. In recent years, the practice of openly carrying a gun has grown in popularity, as legislation that would permit it has been introduced in places like Texas, South Carolina, and Arkansas—some of the last states that have held out against it." ...
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Submitter's Note: That's the wrong question. The question should be What right do you have to try and restrict my rights?
 

IA: Guns don't kill, people do
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"If we look back at our nation’s tragic events over the past year or so, public shootings have reached the top of the list. Many innocent lives have been lost and measures are being taken to try and prevent such tragedies from happening again."

"After each shooting, there is an uproar on how guns should be made illegal. As a result, our Second Amendment right is being questioned ..."

"In the colonial days, guns were owned by citizens as a form of protection. There wasn’t any type of real law enforcement, so it was up to the landowner to protect their property and belongings. The Second Amendment also gave the citizens a chance to protect themselves from the government as well. ..." ...
 

SC: Teachers with guns not brightest idea
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"So, is state Sen. Lee Bright simply trolling for conservative voters who think U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham sold out and is just too left of center? Or does he really and truly think it is a good idea to put machine guns in the hands of public school teachers?"

"Bright, who announced as a challenger to Graham's re-election bid, made it no secret he thinks armed teachers could prevent another Newtown, Conn. And while the argument certainly can be made if someone were armed on a school campus, deaths at the hands of a shooter could be avoided or, at least, significantly reduced the debate rages on regarding whether the armed 'good guys' ought to be the teachers." ...
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Submitter's Note: So the Journal editorial board prefers to think of teachers as, what, self-directed bullet sponges?
 

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