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Obama cites ‘guns’ three times in State of the Union address
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "What he did not do is what the Bradys were publicly demanding and exerting every ounce of influence at their disposal to pressure him to do:" ...
 

About that "War on Cops"....
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Every week — actually, every day — innocent people across the country are harassed, abused, brutalized, tortured, and murdered by armed strangers in government-issued costumes. Most of the assailants are never held accountable. Often, they are placed on paid vacation (commonly called 'administrative leave') while their colleagues devise an official rationalization for their crimes."

"According to one very conservative estimate, at least thirty citizens are killed in police shootings every month, many of which occur during paramilitary raids conducted, Soviet-style, at daybreak or nighttime. Innocent people are frequently found among those killed, wounded, or brutalized in those raids ..." ...
 

Bloomberg: The NRA "tries to make it about the second amendment. It's not about the second amendment."
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"So, uh, what IS it about? For Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his fellow gun control advocates, 'it' is about the fact that President Obama somehow forgot to mention gun control in last night's State of the Union address. Hizzoner said he was 'disappointed' that the Prez didn't use the Loughner spree-killing as a jumping off point for an impassioned plea for gun control. ..." ...
 

Safer Streets 2011: Gun control as an intentional interference.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"When gun control has its way, people die. Gun control is a policy which is never around when you need it most. It is another case of smothering the life out of personal independence and sovereignty for the thriving of the State. This is competition?" ...
 

NRA Mocks Bloomberg Over Gun Rhetoric
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Mayor Bloomberg has long been a passionate advocate for stricter gun-control laws, targeting illegal guns and fighting for bullet 'microstamping.' But since the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona, he has become even more vocal in his criticism of gun laws, and recently started a new crusade to reform the background checks on gun purchases. So it was only a matter of time before the NRA decided to turn the tables on his rhetoric: 'He likes to blame everyone else for violent crime in New York City. He's also blamed Mother Nature for his recent problems with snow removal,' said NRA political director Chuck Cunningham." ...
 

Guns are a health hazard, according to the Iowa League of Women Voters
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Really? Did I read this right?"
"'Guns are a health hazard'"
"This is the headline currently displayed on the website of the Iowa League of Women Voters. Here is reasoning that LWVIA President Myrna Loehrlein, Ph.D uses to come to that shocking announcement:" ...
 

The gun rights debate is too narrowly framed
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"Sometimes a debate is framed so narrowly that both sides end up throwing bolts instead of casting light. This has befallen the gun rights debate."

"The question is now centered on the Second Amendment to our Constitution, granting[sic] us the right to bear arms. But what if the question were centered instead on violence? Without the element of violence, after all, there would be no debate." ...
 

Cabela's shares up 7.6% on credit, firearm trends
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"Cabela's Inc. shares jumped 7.6% Monday after Piper Jaffray upgraded the sporting goods retailer's stock ... 'Second, we believe firearm and ammo trends will improve (versus) difficult comparisons in (fiscal 2010),' ..."
 

NRA wants to limit gun access to mentally ill
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I am writing in response to Jim Foster's opinion piece from Jan. 18. At its core, Mr. Foster's opinion piece was another predictable rant against the NRA and those who would go to great lengths to protect the Second Amendment rights of all Americans. Mr. Foster neglected to mention several important pieces of information:" ...
 

Winners Announced in 2010 NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund’s Second Amendment Essay Contest
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund has announced the winners of its annual Second Amendment essay contest, open to students in grades K-12, which celebrates the Second Amendment as an integral part of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights."

"The theme for the essay was 'The Second Amendment to the Constitution: Why it is important to our nation.'" ...
 

Corps considers 2 guns for new MARSOC .45
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"The competition to provide Marine special operators with new .45-caliber semiautomatic pistols is beginning to take shape, with at least three companies submitting samples to the Marine Corps and others bowing out." ...
 

Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Gun Fu Guy (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Anyone who knows anything about guns knows that Gun Fu Guy’s done a bad, bad thing. Namely, he’s 'lasered' himself—pointed the muzzle of one of his guns at his own body—seven times. And the cameraman a few more. And shot both pistols at once without actually looking at his target. Despite Gun Fu Guy's obvious fitness and physical precision, that's not an example of what's commonly called muzzle control. In fact, it's an excellent example of what not to do with a gun. ..."
 

Question of the Day: Are Pink Guns Blurring The Line between Toys and Tools?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Walk into a gun shop and you’ll find at least one of the new 'pink guns.' They’re cute, almost cuddly. I have nothing against this weird phenomena. I’m all for personal preference. I’ve chuckled at images of the 'Hello-Kitty AR' and some of the other whimsical firearms paint/Duracoat jobs that have risen to Internet stardom. I read TTAG’s review of Charter Arms Chic Lady and RF’s post on pink holsters without gagging once. I drive a powder-blue car. I’ve even given consideration to a (not so) extreme visual makeover for some of my own firearms. And then I had an experience that changed the way I think pink . . ." ...
 

Kel-Tec KSG: Another Way to Switch Magazine Tubes (videos available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"First, notice that there’s an edit after the sixth shot. The video cuts to a closer view. The shooter then fires another, presumably seventh shot. The operator then reaches back with his supporting hand to flick the switch that changes the KSG’s magazine tubes. It’s a fairly graceful maneuver, albeit one that might be damn near impossible whilst on the move (as one should be in a tactical situation). And it’s not the technique recommended by Kel-Tec at the SHOT Show (video after the jump) ..." ...
 

The weapons industry shows off its latest at its Vegas convention
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"'No, we won't Tase you,' the company rep informed, dashing my hopes for a Rick Sanchez moment. 'We're not doing that here, but at CES we had people lined up all day.' So what’s it feel like? 'Worst few minutes of my life—both times.' The Taser booth was among the most popular at last week's 16,000-vendor firearms trade show at Sands Expo, but the free-flowing beer probably had something to do with it." ...
 

Do you think Stricter Gun laws will Change the Gun-Crime Rate?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Although stricter gun laws may minimize one’s ability to own a weapon, I believe that it is merely a stepping stone towards changing the rate of violence." ...
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Submitter's Note: You can believe that the Earth is flat, the facts however show that the Earth is an oblate spheroid and that more guns does equal less crime.
 

Be pro-life: Support a ban on assault weapons
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"My first thought upon hearing the news of the recent shooting in AZ was to question how the young man got his hands a rapid fire assault weapon, allowing him to fire off 33 rounds without reloading. I thought this type of weapon was against the law. And it was, until the ban on assault weapons expired in 2004 ..." ...
 

A call for common sense
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I have never used a gun, held a gun, or had any proper firearm training. I do not know the difference between a .50 caliber revolver and a .38 special and up until a month ago had never seen a handgun up close."

"I have absolutely no business owning a gun. However, a quick phone conversation with an employee at a local sporting goods store informed me that, despite my lack of training, I am more than eligible to own a gun." ...
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Submitter's Note: However, as a responsible, sane individual you would inform yourself and get training before buying a gun, right? Otherwise you indeed have no business owning a gun.
 

Gun rights and constitutionalists
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"'(Blank) is not in the Constitution so it is unconstitutional.' In today's world, the strict constitutionalist would say to go back to what the Founders believed, and base all the laws on that premise. Using that logic, what would happen if we looked at the 1780s and the Second Amendment? Every American would have the right to bear arms! (Tongue in cheek) Like our ancestors, every American today could own a weapon that shoots one shot. I'll even say that every American could own all the single shot rifles he or she wanted." ...
 

Regulations and the Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "The right to keep and bear arms is afforded to the people for the purpose of defense of their sovereign state. In this sense, fast forwarded from 1776 to 2011, it could be reasonable to consider the National Guard as the 'well regulated Militia.' The Guard meets the criteria for a 'well regulated Militia' of citizen soldiers unconscripted by the state who report to the governor and not to the president of the United States, unless released by the governor to do so in time of war." ...
 

Police Officers' Deaths Spark Cry for Gun Control
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"The new year is already being considered one of the most violent ever for police across the U.S., with 14 law enforcement officers having already been killed in the line of duty." ...
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KABA Note: Can't you ghouls at least wait until the bodies are in the ground before you start gleefully dancing in the blood of the slain?
 

Seeking common ground between 2nd Amendment and senseless violence
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Jan. 19 issue of The News Leader contained an account of a serious breach of 'gas station etiquette.' The account contained the elements of anger, fear and small children. Fortunately, one element missing was firearms. Our local elected representatives and the gun lobby would prefer that everyone involved, with the possible exception of the children, carry firearms. The NRA envisions a perfect world where everyone carries a gun at all times. (You never know when someone might try to take 25 items through the express check-out lane.) ..." ...
 

Shockingly Simple: Our national gun-control laws are full of bullet holes
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Many Americans place great value on the Constitution and the intentions of the Founding Fathers."

"While I respect them and the innovative system of government they were able to create, there is no reason to believe they could have foreseen every social, economic and technological development of the past 235 years."

"One of their most contentious choices was the wording of the Second Amendment."

"Most gun rights proponents take these words to mean the government cannot prohibit its citizens from owning firearms, but they miss the context entirely." ...
 

Bloomberg: 'all of Washington seems cowed by one group'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Mayor Bloomberg – who already called Obama's omission of gun control in his speech last night 'disappointing' – has more to say."

"Bloomberg told reporters today that stopping illegal guns is a national issue, but the fact more hasn’t been done on the issue can’t be blamed on one person." ...
 

PA: Hatboro Mayor Norman Hawkes stands firm on gun law proposal
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In light of the Arizona shooting Jan. 8, Hatboro Mayor Norm Hawkes reiterated his stance on gun control at Monday’s borough council meeting."

"'The mayor is against guns,' Hawkes said, and then read a letter drafted by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a coalition in which Hawkes is one of 550 members, addressed to President Obama and Congress." ...
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Submitter's Note: Well at least they've stopped trying to hide behind the fig leaf that they only oppose 'illegal' guns.
 

UT: Guns increase violence
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I am stunned by Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s assertion in 'Chaffetz says he’ll likely carry weapon more' (Tribune, Jan. 9) and the opinion of Rep. Carl Wimmer, R-Herriman, in 'Gun permits, who needs ‘em?' (Tribune, Jan. 13)."

"I’d barely trust myself with a gun (and don’t carry one). I am certainly uneasy being among strangers, even elected ones, who are armed with lethal weapons."

"That’s the trouble with liberalizing gun access and presence. If I have a right to carry a gun, then you and everyone else should, too. Which doesn’t make any of us feel safer, does it? And, of course, we’re truly not safer: More guns mean more gun violence.
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Submitter's Note: So if you ever have armed intruders in your home you'll ask the cops to send only unarmed officers because "[m]ore guns mean more gun violence," right?
 

CA: If only we could eliminate idiots
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"After reading Mr. Goodman’s rambling rant ... I thought that a well-considered riposte was in order."

"First of all, his list is absurd. Yes, cars don’t drive drunk, drunk people drive cars and so forth. So what? Obviously society and laws place the responsibility for the deeds committed on the individual who is responsible for committing these actions."

"We’re talking about a mass killing. The real point, which Mr. Goodman conveniently ignored, is that people use existing laws to obtain 30-round magazines to efficiently kill people. If these were not available, perhaps Mr. Loughner would have killed fewer people. Only an idiot would disagree with this ..." ...
 

Gun shows in the DC Metro area offer bang for the buck
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Looking for somthing interesting to do, or take someone to, on the weekends?"

"Consider an area gun show where you can browse the wares of gun dealers, gun collectors, and private citizens selling guns and related items."

"Here are a few upcoming gun shows in the DC Metro area:" ...
 

NV: Safari Club looks forward to Sarah Palin's speech in Reno
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"One of the biggest events on the Reno business calendar, the Safari Club International convention, opened to thousands of hunters, outfitters and merchants on Wednesday."

"But the big moment will come when Sarah Palin, 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee and former Alaska governor, gives the keynote address at the sold-out closing dinner Saturday night." ...
 

TN: Gallatin Homeowner Shoots at Would-Be Burglars
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Two suspected burglars got more than they bargained for when a homeowner caught them in the act and shot at them." ...

"Jeff Gibson says he's always been a big supporter of the Second Amendment right to bear arms, but he actually just got his gun permit two months ago."

"He feels the timing is more than just a coincidence."

"'You know, you have it for your protection, but you never really think you have to use it,' he said. 'I didn't want to use it, but at least I was prepared for it when the time came.'" ...
 

CA: Police: Shop owner takes shot at robbers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"An Orland store owner shot at two masked suspects who reportedly robbed his business, Moe's Market, about 5:25 a.m. Monday." ...
 

Armed and Sensible: Gun-free zones, including those at many universities, fail to provide a deterrent against public shootings
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "The Virginia Tech tragedy is a striking illustration of the baneful effects of gun-free zones. Fortunately, this brand of failed gun control policy is now under attack. Gov. Bob McDonnell sent a letter to the Department of Conservation and Recreation Jan. 14 directing it to desist from enforcing its ban on the open carrying of firearms in state parks. Previously, the right to bear arms in Virginia state parks was restricted to concealed carry permit holders. The recent order, though, allows any individual to openly carry a legally-owned firearm in state parks. McDonnell also favors a measure that would permit both open and concealed carry by law-abiding citizens in state forests." ...
 

Armed Encounter: WWTRD (What Would The Rabbi Do)?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"This did not happen to me or anyone I know. The account is re-posted from reddit.com:" ...
"But I can tell you this: if it weren’t for my gun I would have gotten the ass beating of a lifetime that day. Maybe I handle the first guy, but no way I handle 3 of them, one with a baseball bat. My gun saved my ass that day. It may have even saved my life. Without it, maybe the guy hits me just right in the head and I die. Who knows?"
 

Arizona Shooting & the Assault on Rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"No sooner had news vans arrived to broadcast from Tucson than the lobbyists and legislators began the shameful molding of this massacre into a pawn in their partisan chess match. The chorus sang in unison of the need to confiscate guns and clips so that scenes as heartbreaking as this never need be witnessed again. Guns, they cried, are the cause of this mayhem and the eradication of them will prevent future recurrences." ...
 

When it comes to gun laws, sacrificing individual rights is not the answer
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"It is time we accept the fact that people kill people. They do so for various biological, psychological and sociocultural reasons."

"I do not mean to belittle the loss of life that allegedly took place at the hands of [the Tucson shooter], but we have departed from a rational solution to the matter." ...
 

OMG! WTF, gun lobbying?
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"OMG! WTF, gun lobbying? Politicians are afraid to talk about gun control. The only time that the non-gun-toting citizens care about guns is when there's a high-profile event. That's when the politicians jump out of their shells and point out the flaws in the government's ability to control weapons, whether it's because of the large-capacity cartridges[sic] or a ban on assault rifles. It takes violence by someone who is mentally ill to give politicians the courage to say anything." ...
 

NRA Accused of Putting Silencers on Gun Research
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"America's foremost gun lobby doesn’t want us to know more about guns."

"That's the allegation of gun violence experts and former officials at the National Center for Injury Control and Prevention, or NCICP, a division of the Centers for Disease Control ..." ...

"Chris Cox, the NRA’s chief lobbyist, says that his group isn't against research, but accuses the NCICP of a bias against guns."

"'Our concern is not with legitimate medical science,' he said. 'Our concern is they were promoting the idea that gun ownership was a disease that needed to be eradicated.'" ...
 

NH: Guns in the NH Statehouse means no student visits
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... "Officials with the National Education Association-New Hampshire say some teachers are worried about the safety of the children after lawmakers lifted a gun ban at the Statehouse earlier this month."
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KABA Note: Seriously? Seriously. WTF are these teachers teaching their students about acceptance and tolerance of others' beliefs?
 

MN: Should money for gun permits go out of state?
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"A gun permit holder recently found an easier way to keep carrying his weapon without renewing his Minnesota permit. Instead of paying $100 and taking a class to renew the license for five years, he found out he can get a nonresident gun permit from Utah." ...
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KABA Note: Unsurprising since many (mostly metro area) sheriffs view permits as a cash cow, charging the maximum allowed despite the law's language setting the fee at $100 or actual cost, whichever is lower.
 

AZ: University Presidents Speak Out Against Arizona Gun Bills
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"Two weeks after a shooting incident that left six people dead outside a grocery store in Tucson, Ariz., two new bills remain in the Arizona Legislature that would loosen gun controls, specifically on college campuses. Neither proposal sits well with the heads of the state's public universities." ...
 

IA: Gun toting in city buildings banned
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"The ban on possessing firearms in city-owned buildings was praised by Council Bluffs officials Monday."

"'I think it’s a good idea,' said Police Chief Ralph O’Donnell."

"'It's new and will take some adjustment, but I think it's the right thing to do,' added Mayor Tom Hanafan." ...
 

IA: Law enforcement opposes shoot-to-kill defense bill
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"Law enforcement officials on Tuesday criticized a proposal that would allow Iowans to shoot to kill to defend themselves without first trying to flee, even if they're not at home or their workplace."

"A prosecutor said his coworkers refer to it as 'House File 007, license to kill.'" ...
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KABA Note: How about calling it the "presumption of innocence" bill? You know, where if you act in self-defense you are presumed to be innocent of murder and it is up to the prosecution to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that you committed a crime.
 

White House official: Obama will tackle 'very important issue' of gun control
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"A White House senior adviser said Tuesday night that President Obama is 'going to address [gun control].'"

"In an interview with NBC's Brian Williams, David Plouffe responded to criticism that the president did not mention gun control in his State of the Union address. ..." ...
 

Did Obama skip guns, or just postpone remarks in State of the Union?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Gun prohibitionist groups including the Seattle-based Washington CeaseFire, the Brady Campaign and Violence Policy Center were disappointed by Tuesday's State of the Union address in which they hoped for some meaningful comments on gun control by Barack Obama, though veteran Olympia gun rights lobbyist Joe Waldron isn’t sure they should throw in the towel just yet."

"CeaseFire hasn't much traction in Olympia these days, and last night's omission of gun control reinforced the notion that, on the national level, the Brady Campaign’s priorities are somewhere down on the president’s list of priorities." ...
 

Amid gun lobby criticism, assault weapons reporting rule delayed
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The White House, facing fierce criticism from the gun lobby, has delayed approval of a proposed rule that federal law enforcement officials say could help them stanch the flow of U.S. assault rifles and other high-powered weapons to Mexico’s drug cartels." ...
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Submitter's Note: What, they're going to tell the ATF to quit walking guns across the border?
 

No mention of 'gun control' in State of the Union--but it's still on the agenda
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Obama is skilled at political calculus, though, and has seen that making the forcible citizen disarmament lobby happy isn't at the moment worth fighting the 'gun lobby' (that's you, me, and millions of other American gun owners who will not back down). The first opening he sees (the next atrocity, perhaps bloody enough for the forcible citizen disarmament lobby's purposes) will bring the gloves off." ...
 

Gun Control On the Move At the Federal & State Levels (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The video above announces a major gun control move by Obama."

"I will keep you posted as soon as Obama announces his plan for gun control." ...
 

The White House's Coming Gun Control Push
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Obama intentionally left the issue out of his State of the Union address, but aides say that in the next two weeks the administration will unveil a campaign to get Congress to toughen existing laws." ...
 

GOP to look at federal gun laws
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"Staffers from the House Judiciary Committee will meet with Obama administration officials Thursday to examine the effectiveness of federal laws designed to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill, according to a Republican aide with the panel."

"The closed-door gathering will focus on whether a federal system of background checks is working to block gun sales to the mentally ill and others barred from owning firearms ..." ...
 

Push to regulate firearms gains steam
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"Daniel Hernandez, the intern who rushed to aid Rep. Gabriel Giffords, D-Ariz., after during the Jan. 8 Arizona shootings, traveled here today to offer his assistance to Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which has ramped up activities aimed at keeping weapons out of the hands of criminals and the mentally imbalanced." ...
 

AR: Open-carry law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As of right now, in Arkansas, if you carry a handgun and have a permit that allows you to do so, you are required by law to conceal it, but if State Rep. Denny Altes, a Fort Smith Republican, has his way, that won’t be the case much longer." ...
 

NM: NM lawmakers looking to expand gun laws
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"A bill that would expand New Mexico's concealed-carry firearms law was introduced in the legislature Wednesday. The bill would allow people with concealed-carry permits to bring their guns into bars, schools, university classrooms, and onto public transportation." ...
 

AZ: Should lawmakers be able to carry weapons into Senate building?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A memo issued by Senate President Russell Pearce raised eyebrows saying it was permissible for senators to carry weapons into the Senate building although there is a state law that prohibits weapons from being taken into public buildings."

"That law has not stopped one lawmaker who openly admits to carrying a weapon into the building." ...
 

SD: Concealed weapons law puts censorship, secrecy above safety
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"One of democracy's core principles, the 'right to know' for the public, has developed into a 'need to know' for certain individuals, with the end result being a 'right to control' for government officials only." ...
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Submitter's Note: But the citizens' 'right to know' should be limited to legitimate exercises of gov't power, otherwise my right to tell you to sod off and MYOB trumps your right to snoop into my affairs.
 

UT: House OKs bill designating state gun
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... "But Rep. Carol Moss, D-Holladay, was among the first to oppose it.

"'Someone once gave me this advice — don't speak against guns. Now I'm going to break that advice,' Moss said. 'It seems insensitive at this time when people are mourning the death of six people in Tucson ..." ...
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Submitter's note: You can tell someone doesn't belong in government when make arguments for or against something based on irrelevant "sensitivity."
 

OR: OSP Hearings On Background Check Changes
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As we told you one January 11th, the Oregon State Police held a public hearing on an administrative rule change."

"Basically, what this change would do, if enacted, would require police departments to get a court order before getting access to information about lawful firearms purchases." ...
 

FL: Senate President: Officers' Deaths Should Not Prompt Tougher Gun Laws
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The shooting deaths of four police officers in Florida over the last week should not prompt lawmakers to consider tougher gun laws, according to the president of the Florida Senate."

"Sen. Mike Haridopolos said the tragedies in St. Petersburg and Miami remind everyone about the dangers police officers face on the job every day." ...
 

CA: Today the Fresno Superior Court issued an Order of Permanent Injunction in the NRA – CRPA Foundation funded legal challenge to AB962, Parker v. California.
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"The order permanently prevents the state and its agents from enforcing the provisions of AB962 (Penal Code sections 12060, 12061, and 12318. A copy of the Order is here. The Order comes following a dramatic ruling giving gun owners a win in a National Rifle Association / California Rifle and Pistol (CRPA) Foundation lawsuit. On January 18th, Fresno Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Hamilton ruled that AB 962, the hotly contested statute that would have banned mail order ammunition sales and required all purchases of so called "handgun ammunition' to be registered, was unconstitutionally vague on its face. ..." ...
 

Two Gun Carry Permit Lawsuits Dismissed in Court.
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"We have a couple of gun stories for you tonight."

"The first involves the gun carry permits in Tennessee." ...

"The other story comes from Georgia." ...
 

GA: Guns-in-church case appealed
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"A Thomaston minister who wants his pistol at the pulpit was among the plaintiffs appealing a lost federal case Wednesday."

"The plaintiffs, led by the group GeorgiaCarry.org, filed the notice of appeal in the U.S. District Court in Macon, where the original case was dismissed Tuesday." ...
 

ID: Law student sues University of Idaho over gun rights
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"The University of Idaho is being sued by one of its law students who claims he should have the right to keep firearms in his on-campus apartment." ...
 

MI: Weapons Charge against former Michigan House Speaker Craig DeRoche Dropped
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"A weapons charge against a former Michigan House speaker has been dropped. The case underscores the rights of people to have guns in their homes, even though they may be drunk or high."

"Former Michigan House Speaker Craig DeRoche was arrested in his Novi home last year and charged with having a handgun while intoxicated." ...

"Judge Brian MacKenzie pointed to recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on the Second Amendment and the rights of individuals to possess guns in their homes." ...
 

Police fear 'war on cops'
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"A spate of shooting attacks on law enforcement officers has authorities concerned about a war on cops."

"In just 24 hours, at least 11 officers were shot. The shootings included Sunday attacks at traffic stops in Indiana and Oregon, a Detroit police station shooting that wounded four officers, and a shootout at a Port Orchard, Wash., Wal-Mart that injured two deputies. On Monday morning, two officers were shot dead and a U.S. Marshal was wounded by a gunman in St. Petersburg, Fla." ...
 

Google Comes Under Fire for 'Secret' Relationship with NSA
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"Consumer Watchdog, an advocacy group largely focused in recent years on Google's privacy practices, has called on a congressional investigation into the Internet giant's 'cozy' relationship with U.S. President Barack Obama's administration."

"In a letter sent Monday, Consumer Watchdog asked Representative Darrell Issa, the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, to investigate the relationship between Google and several government agencies." ...
 

Even DHS Is Freaked Out by Spy Drones Over America
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"Police departments around the country are warming up to unmanned spy planes. But don’t expect the Department of Homeland Security to catch drone fever anytime soon. It’s too controversial for an agency already getting hammered for naked scanners and junk-touching."

"Sure, DHS flies some Predators along the Mexican border. But a broader deployment, above the majority of American skies, to stop terror attacks? Not likely." ...
 

Recording a Police Officer Could Get You 15 Years in Jail
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"Citizens recording their public interactions with police sure seems like the kind of thing that would prevent corruption, harassment and bad behavior by cops. Just don't do it in Illinois, where it's punishable by up to 15 years in prison." ...
 

MI: Berkley investigates racy photo of cop, woman
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"Officials in Berkley have begun an internal investigation into a picture that shows a police officer in uniform next to a naked woman." ...
 

MA: Report: Chief gave cash for sex
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"An investigator says that former Salisbury police Chief David L'Esperance exchanged drugs and money for sex with known criminals, falsified police records, improperly interfered in arrests and committed numerous other serious violations of his duty." ...
 

OK: 3 Oklahoma law enforcement officers disciplined
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"A police chief who pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife, a former sheriff's deputy accused of child abuse and a police chief who falsified documents have lost their certifications to carry a gun and a badge in the state." ...
 

UK: Airport security officials brand three inch toy gun "firearm"
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"IT may be three inches long and made of plastic – but that didn’t stop a toy soldier’s gun being branded a 'firearm' by zealous airport officials."

"Ken Lloyd and his wife bought the 'signaller crouching' figurine during a recent visit to the Royal Signals Museum at Blandford Garrison."

"But when the box containing the figure passed through the scanning machine at Gatwick airport, security officials declared the tiny plastic rifle a 'firearm'." ...
 

IL: What is the opinion on gun control?
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"I just wanted to comment on a recent opinion piece published by the Wemstroms titled 'Rhetoric polarizes the nation.' The Wemstroms mentioned the Glock pistol and questioned why anyone should have the right to own such a gun." ...
 

UT: Utah lawmakers propose M1911 as official state gun
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"State lawmakers are debating whether to designate a semiautomatic pistol as the official gun of Utah, despite protests from people who believe it's inappropriate because of recent mass shootings."

"The bill to make the Browning M1911 the official gun breezed through a committee hearing this week and is scheduled to be debated by the full House as early as Wednesday." ...
 

OH: Ohio poll finds large majority say no new gun control laws needed, but that isn't stopping Mayors Against Illegal Guns
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"Dayton's NBC affiliate, WDTN, is reporting that since the shooting in Tucson, a recent local poll indicates that more Americans are buying guns, and they don't want more regulations." ...
 

OH: 2011-12 Hunting Regulations Proposed to Ohio Wildlife Council
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"The 2011-12 hunting and trapping regulations proposals were presented January 19 to the Ohio Wildlife Council by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife."

"September 1 is again proposed as the kick-off date for the state's fall hunting seasons—with the opening of squirrel and dove hunting. Other proposed hunting and trapping rules and season dates will be similar to those now in effect, with only slight changes to fall and spring hunting dates." ...
 

CA: Open carry leads to open protest
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... "When the two women, and many others, found out that members of the local open-carry gun advocacy group, South Bay Open Carry, would be meeting for its monthly dinner at Brooklyn Brick Oven Pizza in Manhattan Beach last week, they decided to show up too, to protest."

"The protestors lined Sepulveda Boulevard, hoisting signs with sayings like 'You can't smoke in a restaurant but you can carry a gun?' and 'Our precious gun rights are killing our precious children.'" ...
 

CA: Open carry asked to leave mall restaurant
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... "Although police say the open carry members were asked to leave in accordance with the mall's anti-firearm policy, South Bay Open Carry members argue that they were in fact 'welcomed' by restaurant staff and were harassed by the responding 'rogue' officer."

"Harley Green, founder of South Bay Open Carry, claims that Redondo Beach police are unduly targeting members of his group — more specifically, that Sgt. Peter Grimm has twice subjected them to unnecessary and unconstitutional weapons checks." ...
 

MT: Citizens don’t need 30-shot clips
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... "I own 18 handguns, rifles and shotguns. I’m a long-time dues-paying member of the [NRA]. In recent years, I’ve killed both deer and antelope. I grew up with guns, and I’m proudly steeped in the Montana gun culture. Furthermore, I believe the Second Amendment is in the Constitution to provide the last defense of a free people against a tyrannical government."

"That said, I think there are limits. Either for self-defense or against a tyrannical government, why do we need or even want 30-shot handguns? The extended clip makes such a weapon totally impractical for those with carry permits. Getting such a clumsy weapon out of the bedside drawer to stop an intruder in the middle of the night might be fatally cumbersome." ...
 

KS: Even after tragedy, guns still have no place at KU
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... "In Kansas, Republican Rep. Forrest Knox of Altoona has been pushing a bill to legalize concealed firearms in public spaces, causing an argument that has sparked controversy and outcry across the state."

"If this bill is passed in 2011, students at the University of Kansas who are properly licensed will be legally capable to carry concealed firearms on campus and in campus buildings." ...
 

UT: Utah's decision to adopt gun as state symbol could spark controversy
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"Utah's decision to adopt the M1911 as a state symbol has won the approval of its lawmakers – but will provoke sharp debate in a country scarred by the recent attempt to assassinate Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords." ...
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KABA Note: Utah has a state flower, state bird, state tree, state grass, state gem, mineral, rock, insect, fossil . . . they even have a state cooking pot for Heaven's sake! (It's the Dutch Oven for those interested). Why shouldn't they add another state symbol?
 

Canada gun controls not working so well
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... "According to the Province newspaper in Canada, homicides involving handguns are on the rise. I was shocked to find that out, since Canada has such strict regulations involving purchasing a handgun. Here's another quote from the same paper: 'the rate of homicides committed with handguns has more than doubled in the past 20 years.' Again, I was shocked by this knowledge of how well gun control is working in Canada." ...
 

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