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Microstamping May Cause Gun Maker to Move Says CCRKBA
Submitted by: Phil Watson / SAF
Website: http://thegunmag.com

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"An effort by lawmakers in New York to require microstamping that now has Remington Arms reportedly considering a move to another state would be justified for business reasons and a victory for common sense, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today."

"Recent reports indicate that the legendary American arms maker may move west over the microstamping measure."

"'Not only would that be a smart business move,' said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, 'but it would also affirm that Remington is run by people with common sense; people who know microstamping is a costly requirement that amounts to a bogus panacea to violent crime.'" ...
 

ATF terminates whistleblower Cefalu
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Special Agent Vince Cefalu has been terminated, a post by the webmaster for the CleanUpATF website announced today."

"'ATF's San Francisco hatchet men just served Special Agent Vince Cefalu with termination papers in the parking lot of a Dennys,' the post reports. 'They did this over a year and half after proposing the termination. Notwithstanding the transparently trumped-up nature of the so-called 'charges' in question, proposing a termination and then executing it over a year and a half later is prima facie evidence that the action is unsustainable and is virtually certain to be reversed on appeal.'" ...
 

Nikki Goeser on life, death and the Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"According to the NRA-ILA, there are currently seven states that do not allow concealed carry in establishments where alcohol can be consumed, i.e., bars, restaurants and stadiums. Some licensed concealed carry holders may simply choose not to frequent such establishments, but imagine working in one of those places and being rendered defenseless every day because the law prohibits you from carrying your firearm. Many individuals are fighting for those laws to be overturned, and some of those people at the front lines are courageous women with personal stories that fuel their passions for the advancement of Second Amendment rights." ...
 

WE ARE WINNING: Gun hater whining grows
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Whining from the left continues to grow as the election nears."

"Steve Chapman at the Chicago Tribune – a strong bastion of support for the First Amendment while working against the Second Amendment – laments the NRA’s endorsement of Romney / Ryan over Obama / Biden."

"Chapman wrote 'about a president who promised not to touch our guns and has stuck to that vow.' Yeah. Obama hasn’t worked 'under the radar' to promote gun restrictions via Fast and Furious / Project Gunwalker? Obama hasn’t blocked re-importation of American M1 Carbine rifles from South Korea? Obama didn’t try to ban importation of a huge number of shotguns because of certain features? Obama hasn’t given us long-gun reporting by edict?" ...
 

Are You Illegally Carrying Concealed at the Post Office?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Most of us believe we understand concealed carry laws fairly well. After all, we know we cannot carry concealed in a courthouse, we know we cannot carry concealed in an airport, and in the vast majority of states we’re not allowed to carry concealed inside a school."

"But when it comes to the Post Office many people unknowingly violate the law and I’d be willing to bet you’ve done it once or twice or you know someone who has. And guess what? What I’m talking about has nothing to do with carrying concealed INSIDE the post office." ...
 

Cook County ‘gun tax’ idea has Bellevue’s CCRKBA fuming
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"After a Cook County, Ill., politician started making noises Monday about imposing a tax on firearms and ammunition to help close a $115 million budget gap, the Bellevue-based Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms went ballistic."

"CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb quickly issued a press release that blasted the suggestion by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. She reasons that because about two-thirds of the county’s budget pays for public health clinics and the criminal justice system, law-abiding gun owners should get stuck with the bills for the mayhem caused by criminal misuse of firearms." ...
 

Microstamping’s ‘dirty little secret’ should push gun makers to move
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Reports have been circulating lately that Remington Arms is thinking about leaving its historic Ilion, N.Y. headquarters and moving to another state because of a perennial effort by anti-gun Empire State lawmakers to impose a microstamping requirement."

"Apparently, similar sentiments exist in Connecticut, where Colt’s Firearms has been located for more than 150 years. ..."

"There is a dirty little secret to this microstamping campaign that its advocates are reluctant, if not downright fearful, to discuss. But Bellevue’s Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the [CCRKBA], has no such qualms. His take is that in order to work, microstamping would require national gun registration, with a databank of firearms and the people who own them." ...
 

Firearms, Ammunition: Better than fiat cash to store wealth
Submitted by: John Boch
Website: http://www.gunssavelife.com

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"Concerned about the Obama administration’s reckless spending proclivities or the Fed’s monetizing debt rendering your greenbacks’ value deflated?"

"There are alternatives."

"Firearms and ammunition have long been recognized as a viable store of wealth as they will seldom go down in value if maintained." ...
 

The war on guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Most of us remember from high school U.S. history that the Second Amendment protects Americans’ right to bear arms. Apparently our Congressmen have forgotten that lesson since their time in school. Recently there have been many gun-related deaths around the nation which have brought our Second Amendment right into questioning. How can we be safe with guns everywhere? Surely if we take away everyone’s right to have a gun we’d be much safer, right? Wrong." ...
 

Self-Defense Tip: Maintain Op Sec
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"We’ve already discussed the inadvisability of deploying lawn or window signs that advertise the fact that you’re armed and dangerous (i.e. on vacation with a nice gun collection inside your unoccupied home). In case you forgot, a prosecutor would be glad to remind you that nothing says trigger happy quite like a 'Go Ahead Make My Day' posted warning. Down at downrangetv.com, Ed Head loses his, suggesting that a little gun-oriented intimidation is a good thing, not a bad thing . . ." ...
 

Your First Rifle
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"A few months back I wrote an article about choosing your first handgun, as it’s a question that I get quite often. Lately I’ve also had an increased number of questions about choosing a first rifle, particularly for a new rifle shooter, as well as choosing a first 'battle rifle'. We’ll save the battle rifle discussion for another day if there’s enough interest, and today talk about a first rifle." ...
 

Armordillo Concealment X-FER
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Today we have the privilege of announcing a new holster to the market, the X-FER from Armordillo Concealment."

"What is the X-FER?"

"The X-FER is a patent pending, minimalist inside the waistband (IWB) holster that is designed to allow you to carry a handgun with a weapon mounted light concealed. Think Raven Vanguard 2, but with a SureFire X300 attached. The X-FER is being released initially for the SureFire X300, with other weapon lights like the Streamlight TLR-1 coming soon." ...
 

Stockpiling and Panic Buying
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Yesterday Ebbs from Haus of Guns posted an article called The Problem with Panic Buying. In it Ebbs highlighted an article with the same title by Rob Tackett from TacStrike Targets talking about the problems with panic buying and the stockpiling of weapons and ammunition. It’s a great article and well worth your time to read."

"The bottom line of Rob’s article is that stockpiling guns and ammo without also investing in training is a really bad idea, and I agree. But there is something even more important than training that a lot of people overlook, especially as it relates to disaster preparedness." ...
 

Get a Grip: The Program (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Admit it…you’ve never really given your grip strength serious thought. Grip strength is only given any consideration when truly needed, such as when you’re hanging over the edge of a cliff, à la Sylvester Stallone in Cliffhanger, rolling on a ground with a perp who’s trying desperately to wrestle your handgun away from you, or when the wife is prying the credit card from your (soon to be broke) hands. And if you ever find yourself in either of these situations, you’ll soon realize that the time to have started your grip strength training is long past." ...
 

Gun Review: SIG SAUER 716 Patrol Rifle
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"There’s a debate raging in the AR15 community. The point of contention: operating systems. Traditionalists favor direct impingement. Designed by Eugene Stoner, DI harnesses the power of the gasses trapped in the barrel to cycle the rifle’s action. It’s a remarkably simple system with one critical flaw: the gasses blow directly into the rifle’s upper receiver and bolt carrier. Over time, this leads to a dirty rifle. In a gas piston system the propellant gases push a solid rod that pushes the carrier to the rear. That makes for a cleaner running gun. While the controversy continues, SIG SAUER has covered its bets with their piston-driven 516 and, now, the 716 . . ." ...
 

I Don’t Hate The 9mm Anymore
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Like many of you, my firearms formative years were the 1960s. In gun magazine articles back then big bore revolvers reigned supreme, .45 Autos were accepted and 9mms in general were despised — so were .38 Specials. As best I can remember about the only American made 9mm pistols then were Smith & Wesson’s Model 39 and Colt’s 1911 Commander. Otherwise 9mm pistols floating around in our country were military souvenirs brought home from two world wars or military surplus stuff from the same countries, with a handful of rare imported specialty pistols. Most were made in Germany or Spain. In fact, the only two 9mm pistols I actually held in my hands in the ’60s were German: a Luger and a P38. They came home with American GIs." ...
 

Buyers Guide: Remington Golden Saber .45 ACP +P 185 grain JHP
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"The standard pressure Remington Golden Saber .45ACP 185 grain load clocked in at an average of 1,062 feet per second out a full size government model 1911, the +P load added just over 100 feet per second in velocity. Measured 15 feet from the muzzle with our Shooting Chrony Beta Master, the +P load averaged 1,165 feet per second from the same gun." ...
 

Gun Test: Kel-Tec KSG
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Kel-Tec has been innovative not only in how it designs and manufactures its firearms, but it also has challenged convention in the appearance and styling of its handguns and center-fire rifles. With its KSG, the firm has turned that focus to shotguns."

"To say the Kel-Tec Shotgun (KSG) looks unconventional is an understatement. How often do you see a bullpup 12-gauge shotgun—the trigger and pistol grip forward of the action—with two separate but equal magazines? Considering the interest it produced both at SHOT Show and at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits earlier this year, Kel-Tec’s first entry into shotgun making—despite having a slow start in terms of delivery—was a winner right out of the gate." ...
 

The Twelve Principles and Strategies That Will Save Your Life
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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... "Over the next 12 weeks I will be discussing 12 basic principles applied to the most intimate and deadly of all human interactions, Hand-to-Hand combat. These principles are distilled from decades of experience and thousands of analysis of deadly attacks. Out of all of this study, I began to see patterns and commonalities that manifest in both outcomes of these scenarios, those where the victim of the attack survived and those in which the attacker prevailed and severely injured or killed the victim." ...
 

Reasons for Owning a Pistol-Caliber Carbine (Like a Hi-Point)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"New shooters considering home defense often overlook carbines and instead think of a pistol or shotgun as priority. Hey, early on, that was the direction I went myself, but a recent purchase makes me wonder if a pistol-caliber carbine should go on the list of possibilities."

"With no specific purpose in mind I bought a Hi-Point .45 ACP semi-automatic carbine, Model 4595, because, well, I just wanted a carbine in my favorite pistol caliber, and I even liked the look (It didn’t hurt that I was buying a sturdy American-made gun for just under $300 retail either)." ...
 

Gun Review: Savage Model 42, a .22/.410 Combo (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"The Savage Model 42 has a deep history. One of the most prized Savages in many shooters' collections is a Model 24. These came in a variety of configurations, but the most utilitarian was the .22LR/.410 shotshell combo introduced back in 1939." ...
 

Depths of Uselessness: Fundraising Effort to Encase H&K Factory in Concrete (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"H&K gets plenty of hate from a dedicated group in the gun community. But now the German small arms maker is branching out, becoming the target of the German left. A group with the Orwellian name of The Center for Political Beauty ('one of Germany’s most ambitious art groups forcing reality to do acts of immense moral beauty') has arrived at a final solution for the Oberndorf gunmaker — they plan to encase the Heckler und Koch factory in cement sarcophagus. And they’ve launched an IndieGoGo fundraising effort to get the process going . . ." ...
 

"Truth Telling" Will Come To Legal Center's Event
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"You may remember my post from last week about how the Legal Center to Prevent Gun Violence (sic) did not want to hear any thing other than the party line at their event 'Truth Telling: The Media’s Role in the Conversation on Guns'. They had sent a ticket refund to CalGuns Foundation director Josh Berger saying his presence at their event wasn't 'appropriate' even though it was being held on the campus of a state-owned law school."

"My, my, my, what a difference a week makes."

"Elise K. Traynum, General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Directors at UC Hasting College of Law, has sent Josh a letter informing him that if the event is held on their campus, he must be allowed to attend." ...
 

CSGV backs government 'right' to political violence against citizens
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is best known for its fervent, shrill advocacy of a "government monopoly on force"--the belief that the government, and only the government, should have the power to kill. This bizarre, rabidly anti-American position is at the very center of CSGV's sick ideology. ..." ...

"Astonishingly, it gets worse than this. As we have discussed before, CSGV has argued that even the government rounding people up based on race or religion, and sending them to concentration camps, would not justify armed resistance. ..." ...
 

NY: Albany needs to address gun violence
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
Website: http://www.gunpoliticsny.com

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"As we write this, 1,329 people in New York City have been killed or injured by gun violence this year alone. By the time you read this, that number will probably be higher."

"If you're doing the math, that averages out to about five people per day being shot. For a city that prides itself on being one of the safest big cities in the country – the world even – that number is way too high."

"And it's hard to blame Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He has been at the forefront on this issue at the national level, sounding the alarm about the dangers that illegal guns pose to law-abiding citizens, but there is only so much he can do at the local level." ...
 

English Judge Tells Burglars Who Were Shot by Homeowner, “Being shot is a chance you take”
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Last month, we reported a story about a couple in the UK who were arrested after shooting 2 burglars with a legally owned shotgun."

"Fortunately, in a rare bit of common sense from the UK, the couple was released shortly thereafter."

"Just recently the pair of burglars who were shot were having their day in court (criminal court must move pretty quickly in the UK)."

"The pair asked the judge to consider the fact that they were shot in hopes he would give them a lighter sentence."

"The judge told the pair, 'Being shot is a chance you take.'" ...
 

IL: Hardly scientific activist “research” used to promote more gun restrictions
Submitted by: John Boch
Website: http://www.gunssavelife.com

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"Chicago Police brass, bless their hearts, are hard at work trying to demonize law-abiding gun owners and gun shops for the criminal acts of gang-bangers and thugs running rampant in their city."

"They conducted some 'research' on the 125 guns they were able to confiscate / collect / obtain during the month of August 2012."

"Nine of those guns were sold less than a 1000 days previously. Less than 10%."

"They take their lame-brained findings to the Chicago Sun-Times and the big-city newspaper reporter clumsily tries to tie together the hardly-scientific Chicago Police 'investigation' with the also hardly-scientific junk science done at the University of Chicago Crime Lab by activist 'researchers'." ...
 

Luckiest man alive: Justin Bawcum takes seven AK rounds and lives to talk about it
Submitted by: John Boch
Website: http://www.gunssavelife.com

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... "Bawcum said he was running through the fatal funnel at the only entrance to the camp, 'when this little Taliban guy pops up from behind a rock and opens up on me.' The bad guy was only about 12 yards away and he came up blazing."

"'I didn’t register that he had hit me until after I shot his jaw off. He was standing there, holding his face, looking for his jaw on the ground when I shot him some more before I fell off the side of the mountain.'"

"While the wonderful Interceptor Armor had worked perfectly to protect him from the AK rounds, he injured his back in the fall. Mr. Bawcum estimated the fall might have been as far as fifty feet down."

"'It screwed up my back when I landed.' In reality, that vest probably saved his life yet again." ...
 

CA: 72 Year Old California Homeowner Shoots, Kills Bulgar Who Cut Power To His Home Before Breaking In
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"A burglar thought that cutting the power of a 72 year old California man’s home would allow him to more easily steal from the home. The burglar was obviously not counting on facing an armed homeowner."

"The elderly homeowner told police he fired at the suspect as he tried to enter the home through a window. The homeowner awoke after hearing a pop and realizing his power had been cut off." ...
 

MI: Elderly MI Homeowner Shoots 1 of 2 Burglars With a .410 Shotgun
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"An elderly couple in Battle Creek, MI came home to find two men in their living room. That’s when the homeowner grabbed his .410 shotgun. When the men refused to listen to the homeowner, he fired at them, hitting one of the men. The homeowner then began beating the intruders with the shotgun." ...
 

FL: Father Shoots 1 of 3 Home Invaders Who Cut Power To His Home Before Attacking
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"This is the second story in a week where the power to a home was cut prior to a home invasion taking place. Do you have a quality flashlight and do you have any low light self defense training? ..."

"A 55 year old husband and father in a gated Florida community went outside to investigate a sudden power outage. He realized something was up when he noticed none of the other houses or street lights on the block were affected."

"That’s when the three men hiding in his driveway rushed at him and attempted to force their way into his home."

"Fortunately, the homeowner’s wife advised him to arm himself before going outside and the homeowner fired at the three would be home invaders as he fell backwards into his home." ...
 

My gun is for my own protection
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Regarding Terry Madden’s Oct. 2 column, 'Your gun doesn’t make me safer:' My gun isn’t meant to make you feel safer, unless you’re in my home or car and God forbid if a situation comes up. It saddens me every time someone goes off the deep end and uses a gun to hurt innocent people. When this happens, the anti-guns activists start talking about the Second Amendment and change." ...
 

Benghazi Raid Failures, Link Between Fast and Furious and Cartel Revealed
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"After the murderous attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya, All the President’s Men insisted the gunmen were protestors gone wild. They weren’t. A State Department briefing last night—ahead of today’s noontime Congressional hearing The Security Failures of Benghazi—makes that perfectly clear. Click here for a minute-by-minute account of the terrorist assault. Meanwhile, the high-profile kerfuffle over Operation Fast and Furious has faded. This even as new evidence emerges that Uncle Sam’s gun-running op was not a botched sting but part of a concerted effort to support the Sinaloa drug cartel . . ."

"businessinsider.com has extracted the info from emails revealed in the recent STRATFOR hack:" ...
 

Fast & Furious ‘White House link’ is back in U.S.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Kevin O’Reilly, the so-called 'link connecting the White House to the scandal' known as Operation Fast and Furious, is back in the United States, according to CNS News."

"The news agency reported today that O’Reilly, who had suddenly been transferred to a post in Iraq within days after his e-mail exchange with former Phoenix Special Agent in Charge William Newell regarding Fast and Furious became public during a Capitol Hill hearing, had served on the White House National Security staff. Newell, who was in command of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Phoenix field office, acknowledged under oath that he had traded some e-mails with O’Reilly that mentioned the gun trafficking sting operation." ...
 

Gun Tweet of the Day: President Obama’s Gun Control Smoking Gun?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Last night, MSNBC agitpropagator Rachael Maddow made a big deal of Paul Ryan’s sharp exit from an interview. Maddow went to great lengths to contrast the aspiring VP’s respect for President Obama’s stance on gun laws (noted at TTAG) with the NRA’s recent ad attacking the Prez for 'chipping away' at American gun rights. The kicker: Maddow’s assertion that President Obama wanted to grab guns like Nadege Dabrowski wants to study nuclear engineering. Yes, well, Gun Talk Radio guy Tom Gresham’s Tweeted link to change.gov puts paid to the idea that Obama is 'hands-off' when it comes to gun registration or confiscation. Now it IS an old page, created when our current POTUS was box-fresh. But there it is. Or rather, here it is . . ." ...
 

One month out – U.S. Senate still up for grabs
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"In June I wrote an article detailing the importance of control of the U.S. Senate, especially if President Obama is re-elected. With a month till the November elections it is time to take a look to see how some critical U.S. Senate races are shaping up."

"The U.S. Senate is critical because this is the body that approves or rejects treaties and judicial appointments. While the make-up of the U.S. Supreme Court is critical, with less than 1% of all cases making it there, it is the 13 Federal Appeals Courts that may be the most influential courts in the land. In his first term, the President is said to have changed the make-up of four of those courts. What would the judicial makeup look like with another term? ..." ...
 

Gun Law Expert: Thrashed Obama Will Attempt to Confuse the Public (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"'Now that Obama has been thrashed in the first presidential debate with GOP nominee Mitt Romney, Obama will try to confuse various public issues in an attempt to deflect attention from his poor record,' gun rights expert John M. Snyder predicted here today."

"Snyder is the senior rights activist in Washington, according to Shotgun News. He has been working on behalf of Second Amendment interests for 46 years, including with the National Rifle Association and other right to keep and bear arms groups." ...
 

TX: Cruz, Sadler Hunting For Votes As They Spar Over Gun Rights (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"U.S. Senate candidates Ted Cruz and Paul Sadler are trying to position themselves as defenders of a great Texas tradition: gun ownership. Both say they oppose a new ban on owning assault weapons, and both Republican Cruz and Democrat Sadler have provided KERA with photos of themselves with guns."

"But the issue continues to smolder following last week’s debate where they tangled over the Second Amendment. Sadler in particular is still 'fired up' about the issue." ...
 

VA: Virginians to show gun permits as voter ID, no photo required
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Based on the chatter on gun blogs and Internet forums, it looks like a groundswell is underway in Virginia to borrow a page from Napoléon’s playbook and vote 'to the sound of the guns.' Thanks to a new law passed by the Virginia General Assembly and signed by Governor Bob McDonnell (R), all that it will take to vote in Virginia this year is a concealed handgun permit." ...
 

IA: Archer capitalizes on tea party fervor
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"I first heard John Archer speak last fall at the Koch brothers' 'Tea Party Express' stop at Leach Park in Bettendorf."

"He declared his support for the Second Amendment and the 10th Amendment. The 10th Amendment states, 'The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.'" ...
 

NY: Doheny gets nod from gun rights advocates
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Gun Owners of America, a national gun rights organization, endorsed Republican congressional candidate Matt Doheny on Wednesday."

"'The choice for gun owners is clear. Matt Doheny understands that the Second Amendment requires more than just a representative that will vote right when it is convenient,' said Tim Macy, the group’s vice chairman." ...
 

NY: Gun groups back Owens, Doheny
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"The National Rifle Association has endorsed U.S. Rep. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh, in the race for New York's new 21st Congressional District."

"And Gun Owens of America, a gun rights group that has been critical of the NRA, has endorsed Owens' opponent, Watertown businessman Matt Doheny, who will be on the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines in the Nov. 6 election."

"In its endorsement, NRA said Owens 'has a proven record of defending the Second Amendment.'" ...
 

NY: When gun endorsements aim in opposite directions
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"Republican Congressional candidate Matt Doheny has received the endorsement of the Gun Owners of America, a nod that points up an interesting split between GOA and the much more influential (and deep-pocketed) National Rifle Association, which endorsed Democratic incumbent Bill Owens with a great big A+ grade."

"From the GOA, Owens is the only Democrat in New York to receive a grade higher than an F (or 'no response) on its state scorecard. (Most of those Dems who are given a grade earn 'F-,' which was probably chosen because 'G' or 'H' might not signify.) Owens earned a B." ...
 

Exposing the Myth that Obama respects your gun rights
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"Some liberal, civil rights haters like to say Obama 'respects' the Second Amendment and won’t go after your guns."

"That’s laughable."

"In reality, his stated goal is to ban America’s favorite rifle, the ubiquitous and versatile sporting rifle known as the AR-15, along with tens of millions of other guns."

"He wants to gut federal law that protects firearm manufacturers."

"He wants all sorts of additional legislation which would make it more difficult for Americans to defend their families from criminal attack." ...

"Evidence of Obama’s desires?"

"Right from the horse’s mouth at his website, Change.gov." ...
 

MI: Michigan Lawmakers Pushing to Axe State Background Checks for Pistol Purchases (video available)
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"The Lawmakers in the Wolverine State who are pushing to get rid of state background checks for pistol purchases have a simply but convincing argument to justify the policy change. That is, it comes down to redundancy."

"As Sen. Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge) told local news affiliate WILX, 'Why do duplicate work, the police departments have enough to do already.'" ...
 

IL: County tax on guns, ammo a reasonable idea
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"Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin likes to call Ogden and Damen the center of Chicago’s Bermuda Triangle of violence."

"Someone standing at the intersection can see Stroger Hospital to the east, where many gunshot victims are treated; the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center to the south, where many shooters are incarcerated, and the Cook County medical examiner’s office to the west, where many shooting victims lie dead."

"That intersection would be a good spot to reflect on the huge cost of Chicago’s gun violence and why Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s proposal for a tax on guns and ammunition is more than reasonable." ...
 

IL: IL House Speaker Michael Madigan: Unbridled Power
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"I’m sure by now that if you haven’t had your head buried in the sand, you are aware that Illinois is the only state that doesn’t have right-to-carry so its citizens can protect themselves and their families." ...

"So why don’t we have concealed carry in Illinois?"

"For almost thirty years one man has ruled Illinois with an iron fist. Speaker of the Illinois House Michael Madigan has been described as a self-serving leprechaun, who with a nod of his head, can pass or kill a bill. Unbridled power at work!"

"At the age of 70, the nation’s longest-serving statehouse speaker doesn’t care much about appearances." ...
 

Williams V. Beemiller, Inc. - NY Court Says PLCAA Doesn't Apply
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"In a decision last Friday in New York State, the Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department reversed the dismissal of a case, Williams et al v. Beemiller, Inc., et al, involving the manufacturer of Hi-Point firearms, its distributor, and a licensed dealer under the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. They remanded the case back to Superior Court for trial. The firm representing Hi-Point (Beemiller, Inc.), the Renzulli Law Firm, had won the dismissal of a similar case in Connecticut last year. Williams was represented in the suit by the Brady Center." ...
 

WA: 10-year sentence sought for Spokane police beating
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"Federal prosecutors intend to ask for a prison sentence of nine to 11 years for the man convicted of using excessive force as a Spokane police officer and lying to investigators about the 2006 beating death of a mentally ill suspect." ...
 

TX: Grapevine Police Officer Faces Child Porn Charges
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"A 17-year veteran of the Grapevine Police Department has been arrested on child pornography charges."

"Authorities made the arrest, shortly after raiding the Crowley home of 46 year-old Phillip Woolery." ...
 

MD: Prince George’s sheriff’s deputy accused of courthouse rape faces $15 million civil suit
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"A Prince George’s County sheriff’s deputy charged with raping a female detainee awaiting a hearing at the Upper Marlboro courthouse now faces a $15 million civil lawsuit."

"The suit, filed Tuesday in Prince George’s County Circuit Court, levels a host of allegations against Deputy Sheriff Lamar McIntyre, who was charged with second-degree rape in June."

"The suit says McIntyre, 32, was in full uniform when he led Precious Elise Reaves, 35, to a basement holding cell away from others and forced her to perform a variety of sexual acts."

"At some point, according to the suit, McIntyre took pictures of a naked Reaves." ...
 

CA: SB deputy suspected of having sex with inmate
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"A female San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputy has been arrested on suspicion of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 19-year-old male inmate at the West Valley Detention Center." ...
 

TN: Former Lafayette police chief arrested after accusations he assaulted a handcuffed prisoner
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"The former police chief for Lafayette has been arrested after an investigation into allegations that he assaulted a prisoner."

"According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Ray Amalfitano is accused of assaulting Keith Pippin on March 22 while Pippin was handcuffed in the back of a patrol car." ...
 

NJ: Former Trenton police officer sentenced to two years probation for child abuse
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"A former Trenton police officer who had sex with a 14-year-old girl in 2010 was sentenced to two years probation this morning."

"Lisandro Otero-Ortiz, 27, pleaded guilty in June to one count of fourth-degree abuse of a child as part of a plea deal with the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office. He was sentenced this morning before Judge Thomas Brown in Superior Court." ...
 

CA: UC Berkeley cop accidentally shoots self
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"A veteran UC Berkeley police officer accidentally shot himself in the leg Tuesday morning and is recovering from the injury, authorities said."

"The officer, whose name was not released, was getting dressed for duty in a police locker room on campus when he unintentionally discharged his pistol around 8:45 a.m., said UC Berkeley police Lt. Eric Tejada." ...
 

CA: Court Docs Reveal Past Misconduct for Agent in Fatal Shooting
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"The U.S. Border Patrol agent involved in a deadly shooting in a residential area of Chula Vista has a history of job misconduct including allegations he failed to follow proper procedures of arrest as an Imperial County sheriff’s deputy." ...

... "NBC 7 San Diego ... found court records detailing a history of misconduct when he worked as a deputy in Imperial County 10 years ago."

"Those records show that between 2001 and 2003 the agent received disciplinary notices from Imperial County. He was asked to resign in 2003 and after doing so filed a wrongful-termination lawsuit in federal court claiming he was the victim of corruption and discrimination within the organization." ...
 

Nigeria: This is What Happens to a Disarmed Populace: Nigeria Edition
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"'Nigerian soldiers angry about the killing of an officer shot dead more than 30 civilians Monday in a northeastern city long under siege by a radical Islamist sect,' mercurynews.com reports. 'An Associated Press reporter in Maiduguri counted the dead while on a tour of the still-smoldering neighborhood Monday afternoon. The journalist saw no weapons or evidence that the dead belonged to the sect. A soldier nearby, who did not identify himself, claimed the attack was a response to a bombing nearby earlier Monday that he said killed a lieutenant. 'They killed our officer!' the soldier shouted. 'We had no options!' If you’re looking for 'good guys' in this conflict, neither do you . . ." ...
 

Ted Nugent Talks About his Show on GOA Radio Last Night (podcast)
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"In advance of his Discovery Channel special, Ted Nugent went on GOA Radio last night to talk about his life, his show, and some other various and sundry topics. ..."
 

NRA Life of Duty Protect & Serve Bonus – Street Sharks (video story)
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"NRA Life of Duty Presented by Brownells"

"In a city with endless crime, it is almost impossible to catch and call in all acts of violence and illegal activities."

"That is where crime suppression comes into play." ...
 

IN: Walmart Caves on Tactical Shotguns, Firearms Sales Hours
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"You may remember TTAG’s previous post on firearms sales at the Ireland Road Walmart in South Bend, Indiana. City Council Vice President Oliver J. Davis wrote a letter to the retail giant yanking their chain for contravening an agreement to keep handguns and 'tactical weapons' off the shelves. (The appearance of 'tactical shotguns' got Davis’ proverbial knickers in a twist.) southbendtribune.com reports that Walmart attorney Joseph D. Calderon wrote back that 'the tactical shotguns displayed ... performed in the same way as traditional shotguns in that they do not fire more rapidly. However, the weapons are designed to look like tactical weapons so they are marketed as such.' With that little point of order out of the way . . ." ...
 

OH: Hunters Prepare for Ohio's Fall Turkey Hunting Season
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"Fall wild turkey hunting opens in 48 Ohio counties on Saturday, Oct. 13, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The season continues through Sunday, Nov. 25."

"'The warm and dry spring resulted in better nest success and brood survival this year,' said ODNR Wildlife Biologist Mike Reynolds. 'Although fall turkey hunting is not as popular as spring turkey hunting, more wild turkeys and a six-week season should provide ample opportunities for hunters to harvest a bird for a Thanksgiving feast.'" ...
 

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