Keep and Bear Arms
Home Members Login/Join About Us News/Editorials Archives Take Action Your Voice Web Services Free Email
You are 1 of 1291 active visitors Thursday, November 21, 2019
EMAIL NEWS
Main Email List:
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

State Email Lists:
Click Here
SUPPORT KABA
» Join/Renew Online
» Join/Renew by Mail
» Make a Donation
» Magazine Subscriptions
» KABA Memorial Fund
» Advertise Here
» Use KABA Free Email

» JOIN/Renew NOW! «
 
SUPPORT OUR SUPPORTERS

 

YOUR VOTE COUNTS

Keep and Bear Arms - Vote In Our Polls
Do you support Michael Bloomberg's efforts to shred the Second Amendment?
No
Yes

Current results
Earlier poll results
1476 people voted

 

SPONSORED LINKS

 
» U.S. Gun Laws
» AmeriPAC
» NoInternetTax
» Gun Show On The Net
» 2nd Amendment Show
» SEMPER FIrearms
» Colt Collectors Assoc.
» Personal Defense Solutions

 

 

 

New York Times offers most stupid anti-gun argument yet
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
... "An individual with a concealed carry permit from Florida — which allows the holder to carry unlimited numbers of concealed weapons — could drive a stash of weapons into New York and would have to be caught selling the guns on the street to get arrested." ...
 

Top 2 Iowa frontrunners no better than 'Obama Light' on guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
... "But is Santorum the answer for gun owners? Hardly, if history is any guide. Gun Owners of America points out that in 1999, Santorum voted for a bill that would have, had it become law, done the following (and these are just the 'highlights'):"
  • Banned private sales at gun shows

  • Exposed gun owners who hadn't used gun locks on their handguns to threat of civil liability for what a thief does with their guns

  • Banned importation of 11-round and larger magazines

  • Massively increased funding for the BATFE

"... In short, of the four top finishers in Iowa last night, only Ron Paul has consistently fought for the Constitutionally guaranteed, fundamental human right of the individual to keep and bear arms." ...
 

Gun owners coming through for ranger’s family; killer ‘kind of a jerk’
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Firearms owners are digging into their pockets and wallets to support a benefit fund, announced Tuesday on SeattleGuns.net, for the family of fallen Mount Rainier National Park Ranger Margaret Anderson."

"She was killed Jan. 1 in a confrontation with Benjamin Colton Barnes, the 24-year-old suspect in another shooting earlier in the day in the Skyway district between Seattle and Renton. Barnes was found dead Monday morning, face-down in a snowy creek, wearing a T-shirt, jeans and one tennis shoe. An autopsy revealed that he drowned, and hypothermia was a contributing factor." ...
 

New York Times story twisted data on N.C. gun owners
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
... "Even Luo's exaggerations paint permit-holders as more law-abiding than the general public. If our overall homicide rate of 5.3/100,000 inhabitants were applied to our 228,072 permit-holders, we would expect 12 homicides per year. Yet Luo found only 10 such cases over 5 years. Similarly, permit-holders were one-eighth as likely to commit DUIs and other felonies."

"Although Luo tweeted, 'data is the data' [sic], his piece highlights not data, but carefully selected anecdotes. Using anecdotes to imply trends represents logical fallacy, making Luo ripe for the National Education Policy Center's 'The 'Plural of Anecdote is Not Data' award." ...
 

December & 2011 Smash Gun Sales Records
Submitted by: Opposing Views
Website: http://www.opposingviews.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The FBI is out with the final tally for background checks for gun sales in 2011, and the year ended with a bang, literally."

"In December, 1,862,327 background checks were requested, shattering the monthly record by more than 300,000, which was only set in November. Almost all background checks result in gun sales."

"For the year there were 16,454,951 background checks. That's two million more than the record set in 2010." ...
 

Machine Guns Vegas Launches New Website, Reveals Guns and Advertises Packages
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"We’ve discussed Machine Guns Vegas before, the firearms equivalent of a Las Vegas strip club opening just in time for your humble servants (us TTAG writers) to go check it out while we’re in town for SHOT 2012. There’s news today via Ammoland that they’ve launched a new website which displays the machine guns available for shooting and some packages available for customers who want to try an assortment of firearms. Make the jump for the presser and information on how to reserve your FA dream vacation." ...
 

A man with a gun
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"For Christmas, I picked up the Woolrich Elite Fleece Tactical Vest because I wanted a more discreet way to carry a full size handgun without having to resort to the 'I'm a photographer/going fishing' vests that I have."

"As I mentioned previously, up here in the Pacific Northwest, a dude in a fleece vest is about as inconspicuous as you can get. There’s really only one month out of the year where it might look slightly out of place, but even in the summer we get temperatures that are chilly enough to justify wearing the vest. ..." ...
 

Pieces on Earth: Christmas 2011 Saw Record Gun Sales
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
... "... According to the FBI, background checks on gun buyers hit a record single-month figure ... in December. On the day before Christmas Eve alone, 102,222 such checks were ordered, making Dec. 23, 2011 the second-busiest day in gun-buying history, after this year's Black Friday."

"In all, the six days leading up to Christmas saw 500,000 background check requests." ...

"Caroline Brewer, of the Brady Campaign ... told CNN that repeat buyers probably account for most of the upswing ..."

"... Brewer ventured a theory. 'It would appear because of fear-mongering by the NRA since Obama's election that people are adding more guns to their arsenals out of fear Obama and the Democrats will take away their guns, which is absurd.'" ...
 

WI: Plain Talk: Who knows whether concealed carry is safer?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Now that Wisconsin’s learned Legislature has seen fit to allow the citizenry to carry concealed weapons everywhere but where they are specifically banned, we surely must be on the threshold of a safer future for us all."

"At least, that’s what the majority of our legislators assured us last fall as they quickly moved to pass a concealed carry law, which the state’s new Republican governor eagerly signed. Forty-eight other states, after all, have passed concealed carry laws and, according to the guns-for-all proponents, they’ve experienced absolutely no problems." ...
-------

Submitter's Note: From Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics:

Seek Truth and Report It

Journalists should be honest, fair and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information.

Journalists should:

— Test the accuracy of information from all sources and exercise care to avoid inadvertent error. Deliberate distortion is never permissible.
 

OH: Toledo's deadly year
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
... "The city police department took useful steps last year to seize more than 900 illicitly held guns. Those efforts must not only continue but accelerate this year."

"That likely will have to occur despite the determination of the gun lobby and its political allies across the country to resist sensible firearms regulation to keep guns away from young people, criminals, and mentally ill people, and even to weaken current protections. Second Amendment absolutists can explain the merits of their obstructionism to families of Toledo's shooting victims." ...
 

VA: 7-11 Clerk Shoots, Wounds Armed Robber Who Was Then Caught
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"An armed man pulled a gun and demanded money at a Virginia Beach 7-11 store. The owner drew his own gun, fired, and struck the suspect once. The suspect ran away, but was later caught when he showed up at a hospital for treatment. ..." ...
 

OH: Police: 84-year-old man kills intruder (9-1-1 audio available)
Submitted by: Anonymous

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
... "Ed T. Stevens, 75, of Hamilton was found dead in the home’s basement. Police said Stevens forced his way into the house past Charles V. Foster. Once inside, Stevens assaulted Foster. who then shot Stevens to stop the assault, police said. Stevens’ family told police that Stevens has a history of suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s." ...
 

OK: 911 Tells Mom 'Do What You Have To Do': Okla. Mom Sarah McKinley Kills Intruder Justin Martin
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
... "Martin returned with an accomplice on Dec. 31, and they tried to force their way into the modest house. When McKinley heard the men trying to break in, she called 911."

"She also holed up in her bedroom with a 12-gauge shotgun and a pistol, while she put a bottle in her three-month-old son's mouth."

"'I've got two guns in my hand -- Is it okay to shoot him if he comes in this door?' McKinley asked the 911 operator."

"'I can't tell you that you can do that, but you do what you have to do to protect your baby,' the dispatcher told McKinley ... The call went on for 21 minutes as the men powered their way into McKinley's house." ...
 

Holder to testify Feb. 2 before House Oversight Committee
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Embattled Attorney General Eric Holder will testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by Congressman Darrell Issa, on Thursday, Feb. 2."

"He had initially been asked to appear on Jan. 24."

"Holder is under fire for his handling of the Justice Department’s response to the Operation Fast and Furious scandal, and for being less than forthcoming to congressional investigations launched by Issa and Senator Charles Grassley. Many members of Congress have called on him to step down." ...
 

Attorney General Holder to Testify Feb. 2 on Fast and Furious
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Gun Rights Examiner just received the following press release from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. It is reproduced below in total because, at the time of this writing, it has not yet been posted on the committee website." ...
 

Breaking: ATF reportedly relieves Fast and Furious managers prior to OIG report
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
... "Left unsaid is why these three have been singled out prior to the OIG report being submitted, particularly since their sharing findings with the Department of Justice and ATF subjects of their investigation would violate all principles of independence from influence. If that did not happen, a fair conclusion to assume would be that the process of the investigation itself led those answering questions and providing documentation to an inevitable conclusion." ...
 

Rick Santorum’s anti-gun history
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Rick Santorum is stonewalling gun owners."

"He is refusing to tell gun owners in Iowa where he stands on important Second Amendment issues."

"Despite repeated attempts for Rick Santorum to return his National Association for Gun Rights Presidential Survey 100% in favor of our gun rights, he has time and time again remained silent."

"Please call Rick Santorum right now and demand he return his [NAGR] Presidential Survey — at once." ...

"My experience shows me that candidates who refuse to return gun rights surveys and answer important Second Amendment questions are almost always hiding something. Hiding anti-gun political views."

"The fact is, Rick Santorum does have a long history of supporting gun control." ...
 

Pro-Gingrich PAC recycles McCain ad attacking Romney (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A political action committee supporting Newt Gingrich sought to undercut GOP Sen. John McCain's (Ariz.) endorsement of rival Mitt Romney Wednesday by posting an attack ad from the 2008 presidential campaign cycle in which the Arizona senator accuses Romney of flip-flopping."

"The Winning Our Future super-PAC posted the 2008 ad, in which Romney is shown with conflicting statements on a series of issues, on its website Wednesday and distributed the link to reporters."

"Titled 'A Tale of Two Mitts,' the 'Masterpiece Theater'-styled ad shows the former Massachusetts governor shifting positions on abortion and the Second Amendment." ...
 

NH: John DiStaso's Granite Status: Romney battles rivals, expectations
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"In a brief break from presidential politics, UnionLeader.com yesterday was first to report that former state Republican Party chairman Jack Kimball endorsed Manchester attorney Ovide Lamontagne for governor." ...

"Kimball called Lamontagne 'business friendly' and said he 'understands what is required to create an environment where small businesses can flourish.'"

"He also cited Lamontagne's pro-life, pro-Second Amendment and pro-10th Amendment positions. He called Lamontagne 'a man of honor and integrity' and asked 'all conservative and liberty-loving voters to get behind Ovide in this critically important election.'" ...
 

CA: New handgun regulation faces federal lawsuit
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A new California law that prohibits the carrying of an unloaded handgun in public already is under legal attack."

"Charles Nichols, a Redondo Beach resident, filed a lawsuit late last year in federal court against the state seeking to overturn restrictions on where he can display a handgun."

"AB 144, which took effect this week, expands California's firearm regulations to prohibit people from openly carrying an unloaded handgun outside of a person's home or vehicle. It already was illegal to publicly carry a loaded handgun." ...
 

Agency's Immigration Enforcement Claims Not Supported By Own Data
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Case-by-case records provided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under the [FOIA] show that many fewer individuals were apprehended, deported or detained by the agency than were claimed in its official statements — congressional testimony, press releases, and the agency's latest 2010 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics." ...

"Details about the vast differences between the agency activities documented by the data and its public statements are laid out in a FOIA appeal filed by TRAC on January 4. ..."

"TRAC's appeal emphasized that this was not an inconsequential bookkeeping problem, noting 'that the alleged failure of the federal government to enforce the immigration laws has been a hotly debated topic ...'"
 

IN: Hammond settles excessive force lawsuit filed against police officers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"City officials have settled an excessive force lawsuit for an undisclosed amount, federal court records show."

"Hammond resident John Stancato sued the city and five police officers in 2007, claiming he suffered a permanent brain injury after being Tasered and kicked and hit in the head by the officers. Officers Timothy Thomas, Patrick Vicari, Rich Tumidalsky, Phillip Merritt and Jeff Miller were named in the suit." ...
 

NY: Lawyer: Trooper was too drunk to know where he was
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The lawyer for a New York state trooper charged with assaulting a homeowner says his client was so drunk that he didn't realize he had entered someone else's house."

"Trooper Jesse Miller pleaded not guilty in Utica City Court Tuesday afternoon to charges that include assault and criminal trespassing."

"Utica police say the 31-year-old Miller was off duty when he kicked in a door at a home early Saturday morning. ..." ...
 

AL: Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Sheriff Mike Blakely
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Sheriff Mike Blakely of Limestone, Alabama is, apparently, a fan of the old western TV show, 'Have Gun Will Travel' that aired from the late ’50s to the early ’60s. So much so that he has a chess piece – a knight – engraved on his gun’s handle, just like the show’s main character had on his holster. Unfortunately, Sheriff Blakely’s lost his gun. He was recently out of the office for a month because of a bum knee. And when he got back in the office, he found his engraved gun, along with some cash, missing…" ...
 

NV: Henderson to pay $225,000 to man who sued over police altercation
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The Henderson City Council approved a $225,000 settlement Tuesday with a man who sued the city and four Henderson police officers after a 2007 New Year’s Eve altercation he says caused him great bodily, emotional and financial harm."

"According to court documents, Nevada resident Adam Fradella accused officers Kyle Slattery, Kevin LaPeer, Michael Coleman and Ron Russo of violating his civil rights with a “violent physical battery and assault,” causing him to suffer injuries to his head, arms and leg, as well as knocking out one of his teeth." ...
 

UT: Police officer used excessive force in handcuffing 9-year-old, lawsuit says
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A 9-year-old boy suffered a broken collarbone while being restrained and handcuffed by a Sandy police officer after an incident at school, his grandparents say in a federal lawsuit."

"Craig and Britt Hawker claim officer Tina Marie Albrand used excessive force while attempting to get their grandson to stand up and answer questions about an iPad he stole from Bell View Elementary School last August." ...
 

AR: Fayetteville Police Officer Arrested
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Fayetteville Police Capt. William Brown said one of the department's officers was placed on administrative leave with pay after being arrested early Tuesday."

"According to the Washington County website, Corp. Terry Davis was arrested by Washington County deputies on suspicion of aggravated residential burglary and first-degree battery. The records show he was booked shortly after 7 a.m." ...
 

DE: Public housing authorities still await decision on gun ownership
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"THE ISSUE The Dover Public Housing Authority and the Delaware State Housing Authority have not lifted their respective bans on gun ownership for their residents."

"The agencies, both based in the state capital, have stood pat nearly two years after the Dover-based Caesar Rodney Institute publicly suggested the ban at all four of the state’s public housing agencies was unconstitutional in February 2010." ...
-------

Submitter's Note: Yeah, that Constitution thing? They're more like guidelines.
 

NJ: Two charged in connection with death of ex-Hillsdale police officer killed in crash
Submitted by: Anonymous

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Two people have been arrested in connection with the death of a 26-year-old former Hillsdale police officer after a racing incident Monday on Route 17, authorities said."

"Cameron Jalali-Arki, 26, of Rutherford, was killed in the 9:30 p.m. accident, which allegedly followed the highway race between two BMWs at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour ..." ...

"The two BMWs, one operated by Arki and the other by Benanti with Tichacek as a passenger, were racing when Arki’s vehicle went out of control ..."

"Arki was pronounced dead at the scene." ...

"Arki was a patrolman for two years at the Hillsdale Police Department before resigning in July. He worked in the department’s firearms bureau, researching the background of people applying for firearms permits ..." ...
-------

KABA Note: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
 

IL: BREAKING: Chicago Supt. Says Second Amendment Protects Right To Bear Arms! (Original title: Police, mayor go door-to-door to solve cop killing)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"As he begged for the public to cough up information about the killing of a Chicago cop, police Supt. Garry McCarthy said the shooting demonstrates the need to stop the proliferation of illegal firearms." ...

"McCarthy ... used the occasion to call on Congress to close what he called loopholes in federal gun laws."

"McCarthy said two key ways for crooks to get guns in Chicago are loosely regulated gun shows and 'straw buyers' whose lack of a criminal record allows them to purchase weapons for criminals at federally licensed gun stores."

"The superintendent said Congress could close loopholes in gun laws without violating the public's Second Amendment right to bear arms." [emphasis added] ...
 

Free Americans Buy 10,800,000+ Guns in 2011 ~ Message Don’t F-with USA
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Recent statistics released by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) report that for nineteen straight months, and that includes all of 2011, American men & women bought over 10,800,000 plus firearms."

"This number based on the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System, better know as NICS, and is the adjusted NICS data derived by the NSSF research division subtracting out NICS purpose code permit checks used by several states such as Kentucky, Iowa and Utah for carrying concealed weapon (CCW) permit application checks as well as checks on active CCW permit databases."

"The final number, of 10,800,000, is considered conservative by experts ..." ...
 

Gun sales on the rise, FBI reports record-breaking background checks (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The sale of guns has spiked since November, according to many local dealers. The FBI reports a record-breaking Black Friday nationwide for background checks."

"The holidays are gone but garland still hangs and the cash register still buzzes Wednesday at Bullseye Guns & Ammo in Little Rock. Manager John Huntley says, 'The entire year has been good! Especially the month of December was very good.'"

"Huntley says hunting, sports and self defense guns are in high demand." ...
 

NY: NYC DA [Not Shown] Cuts Deal on Gun Law Ignorance Case Number Four
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Actually, this was the first recent case of an otherwise law-abiding out-of-towner caught carrying a handgun in The Big Apple. Last spring, NYC cops arrested Maryland concealed carry permit holder Stephen Grant when maids found a gatt in his Muse Hotel room. Like three other recently nabbed CCW permit-holding tourists, Grant was looking at a mandatory three-and-a-half year stretch. nypost.com reports that the Manhattan DA’s making this one go away. 'Prosecutors did not seek an indictment against him, and allowed him to plead guilty to fourth degree weapons possession, a blanket misdemeanor that covers any gun, knife, brass knuckles or the like.' ..." ...
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
The supposed quietude of a good mans allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms like laws discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside...Horrid mischief would ensue were one half the world deprived of the use of them... — Thomas Paine, I Writings of Thomas Paine at 56 (1894).

COPYRIGHT POLICY: The posting of copyrighted articles and other content, in whole or in part, is not allowed here. We have made an effort to educate our users about this policy and we are extremely serious about this. Users who are caught violating this rule will be warned and/or banned.
If you are the owner of content that you believe has been posted on this site without your permission, please contact our webmaster by following this link. Please include with your message: (1) the particulars of the infringement, including a description of the content, (2) a link to that content here and (3) information concerning where the content in question was originally posted/published. We will address your complaint as quickly as possible. Thank you.

 
NOTICE:  The information contained in this site is not to be considered as legal advice. In no way are Keep And Bear Arms .com or any of its agents responsible for the actions of our members or site visitors. Also, because this web site is a Free Speech Zone, opinions, ideas, beliefs, suggestions, practices and concepts throughout this site may or may not represent those of Keep And Bear Arms .com. All rights reserved. Articles that are original to this site may be redistributed provided they are left intact and a link to http://www.KeepAndBearArms.com is given. Click here for Contact Information for representatives of KeepAndBearArms.com.

Thawte.com is the leading provider of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and digital certificate solutions used by enterprises, Web sites, and consumers to conduct secure communications and transactions over the Internet and private networks.

KeepAndBearArms.com, Inc. © 1999-2019, All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy