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Poll Shows Falling Support For Gun Control Laws, Says CCRKBA
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"A new Rasmussen poll has found only 39 percent of Americans believe the country needs stricter gun laws, according to the Citizen’s Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA)."

"The survey comes just days after the Supreme Court announced it will hear a case on whether the right to keep and bear arms secured by the Second Amendment protects Americans."

"McDonald v. City of Chicago, brought by four Chicago residents, the Second Amendment Foundation and the Illinois State Rifle Association, seeks to strike down a decades-old Chicago law that bans handguns and requires the annual taxation of firearms." ...
 

These Are Not Negotiable
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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... "In the same way that Jefferson and Company patiently suffered up until that shot was fired that was heard around the world, we who love freedom today are likewise patiently suffering 'a long train of abuses and usurpations.' In fact, I would even dare say that these States United have become a boiling caldron of justifiable frustration and even anger.

"Accordingly, it is incumbent upon us to very seriously and thoughtfully examine those principles that we absolutely will never cede or surrender. ..." ...

"*The Right to Keep and Bear Arms."

"Men without guns are not free men; they are slaves. Men without guns are not citizens; they are subjects. Men without guns have lost the right of self-defense. ..." ...
 

Here Are Some Answers to Often Asked Questions of Anti-Gunners
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"It has become increasingly politically incorrect to be a firearms owner. This is because trends tend to be set by the fashionable and the media-connected in metropolitan environments. Gun ownership per capita is well under 50% in urban areas of this country. Nationwide, it is estimated that one half of all homes contain at least one firearm. As the demographics move into rural areas, gun ownership well exceeds that 50% margin, and on the frontiers and in the true backwoods home, gun ownership will generally be found to reach the 90th percentile of the population."

"When your beliefs and values are challenged, you want ready answers. The following have worked for me when debating the civil rights of gun owners in this country." ...
 

Journalism Student Criticizes Bloomberg Gun Show Stings
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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"I typically don't solicit 'guest editorials,' but I'm always happy to do what I can to encourage interest in the right to keep and bear arms by the next generation--and the chance to see this kind of thought introduced in a college journalism class is too good to pass up. These students will, after all, be tomorrow's 'Authorized Journalists.'"
 

California enacts new ammunition restrictions
Submitted by: Daniel White
Website: http://www.OhioCCW.org

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"California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed Assembly Bill 962 into law. After it goes into effect next summer, it will require ammunition retailers in the state to lock up all ammunition where it cannot be accessed by customers and mandate a registry to track all ammunition sales. It will also prohibit mail or internet orders unless shipped to a retail store." ...
 

SCOTUS Denies Olofson Petition
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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"There is sad news on the David Olofson case."

"From the Supreme Court:

'CERTIORARI DENIED...

'...09-256 OLOFSON, DAVID V. UNITED STATES'"

"They did it without comment, naturally."
 

Safer Steets 101: The Second Amendment wasn't written for us
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"October 13, 2009 saw remarks made by Nha Huyng for the Collegian Online, a paper at the University of Tulsa. Nha Huyng titled the piece, Concealed carry thwarts educational goals."

"Actually, concealed carry of handguns on campus enhances educational goals, not only in protecting students, but in the concept of Independence, the kind you have as an adult. Nha Huyng obviously endorses dependency on others, which is counter to learning anything, or becoming an adult."

"Let's take a look at what Nha Huyng has learned so far: 'Chances are, if students are allowed to carry concealed firearms, they will not take the time and effort to train themselves and would cause damage to themselves and others.'" ...
 

'Zero tolerance' and the wussification of America's youth
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"I realize, of course, that 'wussification' is not a word, although I dare say it should be. Today's discussion is about 'zero tolerance' policies in schools, whereby possession of a 'weapon'--the definition of which is both insane, and insanely arbitrary--is not only grounds for severe disciplinary action (up to and including expulsion), but is mandatory, with school officials barred from making exceptions, even when common sense demands them." ...
 

Zero Tolerance is intolerable
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Somewhere the spirits of this nation’s pioneers, and most assuredly a shop teacher named Paul Barden are probably spinning and retching and wondering how the lunatics got put in charge of the asylum."

"Barden was the laid back shop teacher, who, on at least one occasion I remember with a smile, was asked to cut something, reached into his pocket for a knife, found he didn’t have one and without blinking an eye, looked at me and asked to borrow mine. He knew I had it."

"Barden was quite a guy and I never figured that out until much later in life ... Instead of hauling me down to the principal’s office, he cut the cord, carefully folded the blade back into my knife and handed it back. End of story." ...
 

TEA partier not a 'crazy'
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"With keen interest I read the letter from Pat Helvey about being uncomfortable because one of the participants at the recent TEA Party openly wore a side arm. Pat, first I'd like to sincerely thank you for attending the rally ... I want to assure you that the person you referred to is not a 'crazy' as you feared. He is an extremely well-educated, enthusiastic freedom fighter and he knows full well his legal rights and responsibilities. I understand that there are many people that are unaware of safety statistics and almost zero criminal activity committed by those who legally carry firearms. To a great extent, that ignorance exists because it has become uncommon to see a person openly carrying a firearm. ..." ...
 

Brady Campaign violating U.S. copyright law?
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"Previous articles examined the possibility that the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence may intentionally, or unwittingly, be aiding and abetting violent criminals via Brady’s push for 'sensible' gun laws. Now there is evidence that the Brady Campaign may feel they are above federal law." ...
 

"Guns Did Not Protect Those Who Possessed Them from Being Shot in an Assault."
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"So reports a press release posted at ScienceDaily.com, which also says,"
"The study estimated that people with a gun were 4.5 times more likely to be shot in an assault than those not possessing a gun." ...
"Conspicuously missing from the press release and the news story were two critical limitations that were admitted in the original study. These qualifiers mean that the press release headline, as well as all the other statements and implications of causation, were quite mistaken. Perhaps defensive possession and carrying of guns helps protect the possessor and carrier, and perhaps it doesn’t. But the study sheds virtually no light on the subject." ...
 

US-Mexico groups urges new US assault weapons ban
Submitted by: Larry

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"The United States should reinstate a Clinton-era ban on assault weapons to prevent such guns from reaching Mexican drug cartels, former officials from both countries said in a report released Tuesday."

"U.S. and Mexican officials say drug cartels frequently use assault rifles, which are banned in Mexico but easily purchased in the United States." ...
 

FL: Deputies: Orange County homeowner shoots, kills burglar
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"The fatal shooting of an Orange County burglar is under investigation this morning."

"Sheriff's deputies said the residents of a northwest Orange County home shot and killed a burglar Tuesday. A second burglar suffered injuries in the confrontation with the homeowner."

"Jim Solomons said the homeowner arrived at his residence ... at 10:40 p.m. and noticed burglars inside the house."

"At some point, the homeowner armed himself with a handgun and approached his home. ..."

"The homeowner then used a remote control to open the garage door and saw the two suspects rush back into the house, the report shows. Sheriff's deputies said the man walked into his house, confronted the suspects and fired his weapon." ...
 

Aim Tasers lower, police told
Submitted by: UTAHmilitia.com
Website: http://www.macpistol.com

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"Police forces across Canada, including the RCMP, OPP, are immediately changing their Taser use policy after the manufacturer issued a directive that officers should not aim the weapon at a suspect's chest."

"Taser International said in a bulletin that it's no longer advisable to aim the conducted energy weapon, which sends out a jolt of electricity, at a target's chest area to avoid impact to the heart."

"'[W]e have lowered the recommended point of aim from centre of mass to lower centre of mass for front shots,' the company said in a new training bulletin." ...
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Submitter's note: Hmmm, so Taser clearly DOES know that this can be a deadly weapon. Hmmm.
 

Blame domestic violence for death of gun-toting soccer mom Meleanie Hain
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Many people will draw quick political lessons and conclusions from the death of Meleanie Hain, who was shot by her husband last week in a murder-suicide in her home."

"The Lebanon woman gained notoriety last year by toting a loaded handgun to a children's soccer game. Her subsequent permit-revocation hearing drew national attention from both gun and anti-gun advocates."

"But this isn't the time to focus on proving a point for or against the legal right to openly carry a weapon. It is a time to mourn another victim of domestic violence."

"Regardless of the controversy surrounding Hain and her passionate views on the Second Amendment, her death, first and foremost, is the result of domestic violence." ...
 

A cult of guns leads to deadly results
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"'Guns don't kill people, people kill people.'"

"Problem is, people with guns ready at hand sometimes use guns as a way to resolve problems. Witness last week's domestic tragedy involving the gun-toting soccer mom from Lebanon whose husband shot her to death, then turned his gun on himself. Two parents dead, three young children, 2, 6 and 10, orphaned."

"Maybe a gunless 33-year-old Scott Hain would have found another way to kill his 31-year-old wife, Meleanie. ..." ...
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Submitter's Note: But since Scott was a prison guard and parole officer, he would not have been the one disarmed in that family. Oh, and QUIT BLAMING THE VICTIM!
 

Anti-2A zealots try to capitalize on gun advocate's murder
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"It didn't take long for anti-Second Amendment fascists to try to capitalize on the Oct. 7 murder of Meleanie Hain. Just as they tried to benefit from the murders of the Chicago boys walking home from school -- how that becomes a call for gun control in a city that bans guns is a mystery -- they wasted little time in blaming responsible gun owners for Hain's death."

"Take, for instance, Josh Sugarmann, the executive director of the Violence Policy Center in Washington, D.C. On Oct. 9, he posted the following tripe on huffingtonpost.com:"

"'The Oct. 7 murder-suicide involving Pennsylvania mother of three Meleanie Hain ... is a macabre lesson in easy irony. ...'" ...
 

We support the rights of people
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Saturday is the much-publicized Open Carry TEA party in Lakefront Park and we expect the event is unlikely to be as exciting as the rants and raves leading up to the party."

"There have been plenty of charges and accusations made publically. Open carry, of course, does tug at the emotions of people on both sides of gun issues. On the surface, it does seem a bit odd to have people running around town carrying weapons in holsters."

"That said, however, the party is perfectly legal and involves, what we suspect, respectable citizens intent on getting several messages before the public – some political, some educational." ...
 

It's not just about guns
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Within minutes after the story about Lebanon's latest murder-suicide was posted ... the online comments started to appear. Nearly all of them related at least tangentially to the Second Amendment. That's predictable, we suppose, considering who the victim was."

"Sadly, the comment-writers were largely missing the point. As a nation, we're missing the point." ...

"... the thing about this tra gedy is that it has virtually nothing to do with Mrs. Hain's right to bear arms ..."

"It has everything to do with domestic violence."

"Whether you loved or hated Meleanie Hain for her position on gun rights, you must recognize that she is yet one more victim of the national - and local - epidemic of violence in the home. ..." ...
 

NY: New York Million Mom March Endorses Mike! (video)
Submitted by: NYSRPA-PVF
Website: http://www.nysrpa-pvf.org

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The New York Million Mom March, the New York chapter of the nationwide network of local volunteer activists of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, stood up in support for Mike because of his commitment to curbing gun violence. "I've met a lot of heroes in the movement," Donna Dees Thomases, Founder of the Million Mom March, said. But right now we have only one fearless leader on this issue and its Mayor Bloomberg.
 

House Members Join Senators in Support of Traditional Ammunition in National Parks, Drawing Praise from Industry
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"A letter signed by members of the U.S. House of Representatives' Second Amendment Task Force raising important questions about the National Park Service's intent to ban the use of traditional ammunition in parks that allow hunting has been sent to Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. The letter, which follows a similar message sent to Salazar by U.S. senators, was applauded by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry."

"A bipartisan working group dedicated to defending the Second Amendment rights of American citizens, the task force wrote that "the rationale for such a ban is not based on sound scientific analysis ...'" ...
 

WA: City puts new gun restrictions into effect
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"A controversial new rule banning guns from several public areas around Seattle went into effect Wednesday."

"Mayor Greg Nickels says guns will be prohibited at designated Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities where children and youth are likely to be present, such as playgrounds, community and environmental learning centers, sports fields and courts, swimming beaches, pools, water play areas, skateparks, and golf courses." ...

"Officials with the Second Amendment Foundation have said the rule is illegal and planned to sue the city once the law went into effect. But Nickels doesn't believe the city is acting beyond its power, saying he is asserting the same rights private property owners have."
 

Lt. Gen. Lynch Growing Tired of Waiting for His Droid Army
Submitted by: Larry

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"Perhaps underscoring the old adage that 'to a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail,' Lieutenant General Rick Lynch, who holds a masters degree in robotics, is pretty sure all his problems in Iraq could be solved with a massive army of battle droids."

"Lt. Gen. Lynch is now claiming that 80 percent of the soldiers who died under his command could have been saved if only he had enough killbots." ...

"Lynch is also hoping to deploy heavily armed robots to places where he suspects IEDs might be planted to 'kill those bastards before they plant the IEDs.' It has to be noted, however, that US forces killed several farmers in Afghanistan this summer because they couldn’t tell the difference between IEDs and cucumbers, and question if the robots are any more observant."
 

IL: Speak against gun ban in Chicago, elsewhere
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"For many years, there has been the constant debate about the gun bans in America. Many dedicated supporters of both sides have influenced the government to either abolish or create new bans on guns."

"This debate in Chicago will soon come to an end next year, when the Supreme Court rules to either abolish or reinforce the ban on hand guns."

"The ban in Chicago currently prevents the sale of all guns in the area. The people of McLean County and Illinois should do all they can to influence the elimination of the gun ban in Chicago."

"This issue is more than a simple gun control debate. It involves our constitutional rights and whether the government should control those rights. ..." ...
 

IL: Armed robbery leaves man wounded
Submitted by: Adam Peterson

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A 55-year-old man is in "guarded" condition after he was shot multiple times during an armed robbery late Tuesday in the West Side’s Austin neighborhood.

The man was standing in an alley in the 900 block of North Central Avenue when an unidentified man approached and put his hands in the 55-year-old man’s pockets about 11 p.m., police said.

The gunman shot the man multiple times in his back and legs before fleeing the scene, police said.

The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in “guarded condition,” police said.

Grand Central Area detectives are investigating, but the suspect was not in custody early Wednesday.
 

IL: People Afraid To Come Out Of Their Homes
Submitted by: Larry

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"Tony Ray was talking with a police officer outside the Forest Park Community Center in Joliet a couple of weeks ago when the two men suddenly heard the crack of gunshots."

"Ray, executive director of the center, headed to safety inside the building. The officer ran to investigate."

"Sadly, the incident is not all that uncommon."

"There have been 165 shootings so far this year, almost as many in all of last year. Murders are up, too. There have been nine so far this year compared to six in all of 2008. That has community leaders like Ray and the Rev. Herbert Brooks concerned. The two men remember the gang wars of the 1980s and they don't want to see a return to the bad old days." ...
 

IL: Jackson Calls Teen Violence A 'State Of Emergency' Reverend Rides Bus With Fenger Students
Submitted by: Larry

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"As he prepared to ride a bus with students from the troubled Fenger High School, the Rev. Jesse Jackson called the teen violence epidemic in Chicago a 'state of emergency.'"

"On Tuesday morning, Rev. Jackson hopped onboard a bus and took students to the school at 11200 S. Wallace St. He took the ride to draw more attention to school safety in the wake of the beating death of Fenger student Derrion Albert, 16, last month." ...
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Submitter's Note: Let me know when the orc Jackson rides the bus unarmed for several weeks sans entourage and guards, i.e., the way he tries to force everyone else to behave.
 

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In our inner cities, where firearms are outlawed, only outlaws are armed. When our "philosopher kings" sit back and do nothing, this is the tyranny and terror of "gun control." —CHARLTON HESTON

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