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CNN ‘imprecise’ and worse in criticism of Romney Fast and Furious response
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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... "... Frieden withholds from readers that House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa issued a statement regarding the report citing not only numerous failures within the Justice Department, but by Attorney General Eric Holder, with a call for President Obama 'to step in and provide accountability,' and then went on to advise 'the Inspector General has indicated he will continue his investigation of matters related to Operation Fast and Furious, including retaliation against whistleblowers and an effort to have the Justice Department unseal wiretap applications sealed by courts that were approved by senior officials. The Congressional investigation will also continue to seek documents wrongfully withheld from Congress.'" ...
 

Question of the Day: Do Gun Grabbers Want Us Dead?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Remember that scene in Independence Day where the President of the United States asks an invading alien what he wants from humankind? 'Die,' the alien responds. So much for negotiation then. As for left-leaning pols talking about 'common sense gun control' and the [current] President of the United States’ call or a 'conversation' about gun violence, L. Neil Smith [above] isn’t buying it. For a second. In fact, the once and future TTAG contributor reckons gun control advocates advocating for 'reasonable restrictions' are exterminating aliens in human suits. Not literally. But close enough . . ." ...
 

If Bibles were Treated like Guns . . .
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Fascinating comment from Ing underneath today’s Quote of the Day: Banning Guns ≠ Burning Bibles Edition:"

"The state requires everyone to register their bibles and pass a criminal background check before they can own one . . ."

"Then there are laws restricting the use of index tabs for quicker study. No automatic scripture-finding without a tax stamp and a 6-month wait." ...
 

Monday’s Presidential debate question: Will you sign a UN gun ban treaty?
Submitted by: Mike Stollenwerk
Website: http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-washington-dc/mike-stollenwerk

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. . . "Why is this foreign policy debate the perfect forum to ask the Presidential candidates – point blank – will you sign a UN gun ban treaty? Because a major component of any nation’s 'foreign policy' is participation in international treaties." . . .

"The best analogy to the operation of Supremacy Clause treaty rule is that familiar childhood game known as rock, paper, scissors, or its various international variants:"

"A state law beats a federal law enacted outside the constitutional power of the federal government like paper beats rock. But that same federal law, if enacted pursuant to a treaty, beats state law like rock beats scissors." ...
 

Question of the Day: Do We Wave the Bloody Shirt, Too?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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... "To say that Barbara Preidt could have survived the encounter with an armed robber had she or her husband been armed isn’t necessarily wrong. In fact that’s my opinion and it’s likely shared by most TTAG readers."

"But are we any more right to hold this example up than a gun grabber would be in saying that Mrs. Preidt would have walked away unharmed if the criminal hadn’t had a gun in the first place? Think about it — when we make an example of these situations, what differentiates us from the the anti-2A crowd? Maybe we have more in common than we realize." ...
 

Social bigots attack guns, hunting in U.S. and U.K.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"An animal rights group in England and a blogger here in the United States appear to share something in common: A prejudice against firearms and the people who own them." ...
 

Legalized pot would provide no pass against federal gun law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"If Evergreen State voters pass a ballot measure to legalize marijuana, as currently appears likely, that doesn’t mean pot smokers will be legally able to buy or possess firearms, Examiner has learned." ...
 

"We're Doing Really Well" - Mike Fifer, Ruger CEO (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Sturm, Ruger and Co., Inc. will be featured in the November 5th edition of Forbes Magazine. That issue will feature Forbes' Best Small Companies in America list and Ruger is number four on the list." ...
 

Gear Review: Raven Concealment Vanguard 2 IWB Holster
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"In my continued search for the ultimate IWB concealed carry holster, I stumbled across this little beauty from Raven Concealment, the Vanguard 2. I don’t really feel right calling it a holster. And Raven calls it a 'holster shell,' but that’s really what it is. And that’s what it does. Call it whatever you like, it’s surprisingly effective . . ." ...
 

New from Remington: VERSA MAX Sportsman
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"When the Remington Arms Company, LLC ('Remington') introduced the VERSA MAX shotgun, they shattered convention and all previous benchmarks for reliability with an autoloading action unlike any that have come before it. Building on the momentum of the award-winning platform, Remington proudly announces the new VERSA MAX Sportsman. The VERSA MAX Sportsman is a workhorse shotgun designed for the field, priced for a broader appeal, for today’s American sportsman who doesn’t compromise on autoloading standards. The VERSA MAX Sportsman version is the next generation in the award-winning lineage of autoloading shotguns to wear the VERSA MAX name and sits proudly with the fully featured original and tactical offerings . . ." ...
 

Tips On Weak Hand Shooting With Doug Koenig (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"In another of the training segments produced by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Doug Koenig discusses how to properly shoot with your weak - or non-dominant - hand. He shows how to properly transition the pistol from the holster to your weak hand. If you are shooting a 1911, he says it should have an ambidextrous safety so that the pistol is on safe as you make the transition." ...
 

In gun-loving America, the Kalashnikov conquers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Kalashnikovs, the Soviet-designed rifles that became the basic killing tool of armies and militants around the globe, are making a new conquest: the United States."

"At his workshop in Manchester, New Hampshire, Owen Martin expertly dismantles the Kalashnikov brought to him by a friend. 'I'm doing pretty good,' the satisfied young gunsmith says."

"Also in the workshop is Martin's friend Mat Devito, a private trainer for would-be marksmen. Devito says the Kalashnikov is all the rage -- he's just finished introducing the military style weapon to 40 women, aged between 15 and 54, who'd 'never touched a gun before.'" ...
 

Do you carry concealed? If so, what's your preferred method?
Submitted by: Wildfire

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"It seems that even after more than 100 years, the concealed carry styles are still limited to a few variations of the old standards: shoulder holsters, ankle holsters, in pocket, fanny packs, and the plain 'ol reliable IWB or 'In Waistband'."

"Have I overlooked something new and exciting?"

"For those who concealed carry, what is most innovative and handy method of concealed carry that you’ve found?" ...
 

Bear Down: Steve West Takes Largest Grizz With a Muzzleloader
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"That’s gonna be one hell of a taxidermy bill:"

"La Grande, OR, October 11, 2012 – This past weekend, Steve West, founder and host of Steve’s Outdoor Adventures TV, officially secured the Muzzleloader World Record grizzly bear, eclipsing the previous score by a full three inches, at 26 2/16″ B&C . . ." ...
 

CheaperThanDirt: Sales Static After Obama AWB Comment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"CheaperThanDirt.com is one of the largest online retailers for firearms gear and ammunition, but they also do some brisk business in firearms. There was a fair amount of media buzz following the President’s statement during the last debate that he wants to push for a new assault weapons ban. So I was curious whether the much-predicted run on AR-15 and WASR rifles had started yet, with people running to the shops to grab as many 'assault rifles' as they could before the prices went through the roof. And the word from CTD is, 'not yet.' But people are looking . . ." ...
 

 

Criminals and the Guns They Carry
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"'If you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss.' Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu said this over 2000 years ago in his book The Art of War. It's hardly new advice. Yet it is just as useful now as it was so many centuries ago."

"Armed citizens spend countless hours trying to find the perfect weapon system, combining the best size, accuracy, reliability, and stopping power into one easy-to-carry package. They try friends' guns. They read gun magazines. They study every gun website on the Internet. They are truly taking Sun Tzu's advice above as they attempt to 'know themselves.'"

"But how much time does the average CCW permit holder spend on the other portion of that quote? ..." ...
 

12-Year-Old Defends Herself with Gun, Proves Need of 2nd Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"As the left continues to advocate for further restrictions on the Second Amendment, others are using it to save their lives."

"This past Wednesday a young 12-year old girl in Bryan County, Oklahoma was able to protect her life when an intruder kicked in her back door and entered her house. Frantically, she called her mother who advised her to grab their household gun, hide in the closet, and call 911." ...

"What would have happened had the girl not been armed? We can’t be sure, but there are far too many stories of young girls being kidnapped, murdered, and raped." ...
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Brady-style Alternate Headline (as provided by David Codrea):

Easy Child Access to Gun Results in Home Shooting
 

Good for Mike Bloomberg for confronting the NRA's strangehold on common-sense gun laws
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Great good luck to Mayor Bloomberg, who hopes to turn his fortune into national political leverage and that leverage into saved lives."

"Bloomberg aides announced that Hizzoner is doling out $10 million to $15 million in an effort to tip as many as a dozen races in the House and Senate."

"He is motivated not by an interest in seeing Democrats or Republicans rule Washington, but by three concerns: better schools ... gay rights ... and, most of all, gun control." ...
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H/t to David Codrea who notes: Am I ever glad John McCain helped pass "bipartisan campaign finance reform"! What a difference that has made!
 

Remington Arms CEO on Role Gun Owners Will Play in November Elections (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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... "Cam Edwards talks to George Kollitides, CEO of Remington Arms on Role Gun Owners Will Play in November Elections ..." ...
 

NY: Mclaughlin Endorsed By NYS Rifle & Pistol, NRA
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA), the state’s largest and the nation’s oldest pro Second Amendment civil rights organization, proudly announced the endorsement of Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin for state assembly in the 107th Assembly district on November 6 2012." ...
 

WI: Vote to protect Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"The NRA, in its November 1012 issue of the American Rifleman, presented several articles and the ratings for politicians running for state and federal office. Romney-Ryan, Thompson, Den Duffy, Jim Sensenbrenner, Ron Kind, Tom Petri and Reid Ribble received an A rating. Chad Lee and Dan Sebring responded positively to the pro-gun questionnaire, as did Jamie Wall and Ron Zerban but did not receive a grade." ...
 

CA: Nielsen honored by gun organization
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"The California Rifle and Pistol Association has named Assemblyman Jim Nielsen, R-Gerber, Legislator of the Year in recognition of his strong legislative record supporting the Second Amendment." ...
 

MN: Cravaack challenges Nolan on second amendment rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"With election day drawing nearer, those running for office are looking for ways in which to further differentiate themselves from their opponents. In Minnesota’s Eighth Congressional District, incumbent Chip Cravaack is attempting to do so with a little piece of the U.S. Constitution; the Second Amendment, which protects citizens’ right to bear arms." ...
 

4th Circuit to hear oral arguments in two key gun rights cases
Submitted by: John Pierce
Website: http://www.monachuslex.com

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"The oral arguments in Lane v. Holder (CA4 Case 11-1847) will take place next Tuesday, October 23rd at 9:30AM in room 201 (the 'Green Courtroom' ) of the Powell Courthouse in Richmond Virginia. Lane is the first case docketed for the day in that courtroom so plan to be there early if you want to attend the Lane oral arguments."

"One day later on Wednesday, October 24th, the 4th Circuit will hear oral arguments in Woollard v. Gallagher (CA4 Case 12-1437). Oral arguments are scheduled to begin at 9:30AM in room 412 (the 'Red Courtroom') but Woollard is currently scheduled as the last of the four cases docketed for that day." ...
 

Department of Energy Insecurity
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Special agents tasked with protecting the Department of Energy (DOE) have blown the whistle on what they describe as a dangerous culture of 'fraud, waste, and abuse' that includes drinking on the job, mismanagement of weapons, falsification of security reports, and 'wasteful spending' that reaches all the way to the deputy secretary of energy." ...
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H/t to David Codrea who asks: "Mismanagement of weapons" is such a forgiving euphemism, don't you think?
 

AR: Mayflower police chief suspended in connection with fraud investigation
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Mayflower Police Chief Billy Baker has been suspended until the results of a state investigation involving alleged paperwork fraud are released in November, the office of the mayor confirmed."

"The Arkansas Office of Law Enforcement Standards confirmed that an investigation into Mayflower Police Chief Billy Baker involving the submission of paperwork for radar gun testing has been launched ..." ...
 

WI: Cop Guilty of Accidental Gun Discharge in Southridge
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"The Milwaukee police officer whose gun went off in Southrige Mall last year has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct."

"Michael Edwards, 46, was originally charged with endangering safety by use of a deadly weapon but pleaded guilty Wednesday to the reduced charge of disorderly conduct." ...
 

NY: Off-duty cop gets busted after domestic dispute
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"An off-duty police officer was arrested today in Brooklyn for a domestic dispute that turned violent, authorities said."

"Ernest Volcy, 38, was collared at 3 a.m. in Brooklyn Heights for attacking a family member, police said." ...
 

SC: Former SCHP trooper arrested in assault
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A five-year trooper with the South Carolina Highway Patrol has been fired after he was charged with third-degree assault and battery following an incident at his ex-girlfriend’s home."

"According to a Richland County Sheriff’s Department incident report, deputies were called to a home in Northeast Columbia on Sandpine Road by a woman who said her ex-boyfriend of 12 years had choked her." ...
 

MO: St. Louis mayor hopes to combat 'gun crime' with baseball
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "Isom will be, in fact, stepping down from the chief position, to teach criminology at University of Missouri--St. Louis (UMSL), where he will presumably indoctrinate the next generation of police officers and prosecutors in his anti-gun ideology."

"In the meantime, Isom is proudly touting a recent drop in these 'gun crimes.' This reversal is apparently being credited to the 'policing technique' of taking a rather cavalier view of the Bill of Rights. From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:"
"The officers conducted building searches, pedestrian checks and vehicle stops." ...
 

TX: Texas DPS SOG Picks the SIG SAUER 1911 TACOPS
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"No, the caps lock isn’t stuck. DPS SOG? That’s Department of Public Safety, Special Operations Group to you and me. And SIG wants you to know that the Texas Rangers won’t be carrying some plastic fantastic on their appointed rounds. Instead, they’ve decided to pack SIG’s big boy tactical 1911. Press release after the jump . . ." ...
 

KS: In gun rights battle, freedom also has restrictions
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Some Kansas cities and the Libertarian Party are locked in a dispute, as you may know, over whether cities can legally prohibit people from openly carrying loaded weapons in public places. The party says an open-carry ban would violate both the U.S. and Kansas constitutions and state law."

"They may be right on the law, but the constitutional picture is cloudier. Let’s see why." ...
 

Spin on ‘Gun Mags are Porn’ Backlash: ‘You’ll shoot your eye out kid’
Submitted by: Phil Watson / SAF
Website: http://thegunmag.com

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"Earlier this week, mainstream news outlets surveyed a policy by a large UK retail book store W.H. Smith of treating gun and hunting publications the same as pornography."

"The policy prompted a response from the International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR) denouncing the move by the bookstore. Some blogs and other news outlets picked up the story and W.H. Smith is now attempting to do some damage control."

"An official response from W.H. Smith (read below) essentially tries to pass the buck. The excuse was that in the past some of the magazines allegedly offered free deals on 'firearms related products' that may be illegal to sell to youngsters in the UK." ...
 

One Dead, 11 Injured During Attacks in the UK
Submitted by: Mike the Limey

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"Eye witnesses have described chaotic scenes as a van targeted pedestrians in a series of hit-and-runs in Cardiff."

"One woman was killed and 12 other people injured in collisions across the west of the city, from Ely to Leckwith." ...
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Submitter's comment: Surely the authorities must do something to restrict the ownership of white vans after such an incident.
 

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