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Gun owners' single issue is the Constitution
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"The Firearms Coalition is a single-issue organization and GunVoters are a single-issue group, but, while that single issue is generally accepted as being the Second Amendment, the issue is actually the Constitution as a whole. The Second Amendment stands as a bulwark around the Constitution and 'gun groups' in defending the Second Amendment are in fact defenders of the Constitution."

"Every government official, from the people who take away your water bottle at the airport, to the members of Congress, to the President of the United States, swears an oath to protect and defend the Constitution and to bear true faith and allegiance to it. ..." ...
 

Gunfights then and now on significant anniversary
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Historically speaking, today is a date that shall live as part of American folklore like no other: It is the 128th anniversary of the most famous gun battle in Old West history."

"At approximately 3 p.m. on Oct. 26, 1881, three brothers and a former dentist-turned-gambler strolled down a street in Tombstone, Arizona and confronted two sets of brothers and their friend – all alleged cattle rustlers and thieves – and in the course of 30 seconds etched their marks forever on the American landscape." ...

"There is another gunfight brewing, not to be waged face-to-face with a lot of lead in the air, but in two very different arenas: political and legal. ..." ...
 

Barr Calls UN Gun Treaty 'Perfect Storm'
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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"And what does 'in synch with the UN' mean?"
 

The armed citizen is necessary for defense
Submitted by: West Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc.
Website: http://www.wvcdl.org/

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"My fellow voters, if you cherish your right to speak up and freely express yourself, you need to fervently defend your right to keep and bear arms. If you don't believe me, look around the world, particularly Iran. The people of Iran had their voice taken from them in their last election. When the people protested, some of them had their life taken from them. The media are not allowed in Iran, so we really have no idea just how many people have been killed doing what we take for granted." ...
 

With friends like this
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Up until now, if you had asked me to suggest pro-liberty authors, my list would certainly have included Clayton Cramer. After all, Cramer has a list of pro-Second Amendment accomplishments that is truly enviable." ...

"In short, Clayton Cramer has historically done a great deal to support gun rights and was someone I looked up to. But no longer …"

"In his latest ... Shotgun News column, entitled 'How To Lose Friends', Cramer addressed the recent spate of open carry incidents at presidential events. ..."

"But Cramer did not stop there. Oh no. He went on to conflate open carry at presidential events with open carry generally, decreeing that open carry in any city is 'dumb' ... but his rant gets worse … much worse!" ...
 

Club Shout-Out: United Nations (second letter)
Submitted by: James A. Farmer

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... "The John Birch Society however isn’t the only institution exposing UN global motives. JPFO Inc. via www.jpfo.org also has material on the United Nations. To learn more enter “Site Search” at this same JPFO web site. One of the goals of the United Nations is civilian disarmament/gun control which is not only a direct abrogation of our Second Amendment firearms freedoms, but likewise a subersive plank against our own U.S. Constituion, Bill of Rights, and Federalist Papers." ...
 

The Value of Practice
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Just got back from six days in Tallahassee, five of them at the Pat Thomas law enforcement training center both studying and teaching at the High Liability Instructors Conference, and one day prior shooting the pistol match that was ancillary to the event. Practice was a constant thread that ran through the entire experience." ...

"The lesson is, I guess, that the more you drill with the relevant skill, the more you retain that skill for 'on demand' performance. The deposits practice makes in your bank account of what some call 'long term muscle memory' give you a balance against which to draw a check when you need to pay out some skill for something important. That's a check you can't afford to bounce." ...
 

NRA Continues to Distort Numbers on Defensive Gun Use
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"This month's cover of the [NRA's] magazine ... shows a young, petite, blue-eyed, blond woman staring coldly ahead, a handgun held tightly in her outstretched arms. The cover story asks 'Who is the Armed Citizen?'"

"A side bar in this story is titled 'Defensive Gun Uses Per Year.'"

"Here the reader is fed, once again, the lies and distortions of the gun lobby."

"The sidebar highlights one of the gun lobby's favorite pieces of research – a 1995 study by Gary Kleck and Marc Gertz that reported an astounding 2.5 million defense gun uses each year in the United States." ...
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Submitter's Note: Okay, so we'll cede the 2.5 million number and go with the DoJ's 1.5 million.
 

An unarmed utopia: Japanese gun control a model for America?
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Japan is a robber's playground--if robbers actually existed. As a predominately cash-based society with an unparalleled consumerism that makes even Americans look like conservative spenders, Japanese malls, convenient stores and pretty much anywhere else financial transactions take place are packing tons of unstrapped cash."

"For gun control lobbyists, Japan is a realized paradise. The law states that no one can bear firearms (or swords) under any circumstance. ... With one of the world's lowest crime rates and the gun crime rate nearly nonexistent, anti-gun lobbies proclaim Japan as a model society for Americans to follow in their impressionable footsteps." ...
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Submitter's Note: Except that Japan's non-firearm crime rate is also significantly lower than the US's.
 

Armed robbery and government mandated defenselessness in St. Louis
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"A mail carrier was robbed while on his route this weekend in St. Louis." ...

"The mail carrier may be considered 'lucky,' because this predator 'only' wanted his possessions (including his dignity), rather than his life. That, unfortunately, is not something one can count on when preyed upon by a thug."

"Robberies, of course, are commonplace, and aside from the fact that this one was local, my particular interest in it may seem peculiar. The reason I bring it up was brought to my attention by National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea, who tells us of a court finding that a total ban of firearms, in post office parking lots, is not an infringement. ..." ...
 

Gun control, campus violence prevention, and disappearances
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"When I learn of yet another disappearance and write my thoughts, I am mindful of how sensitive the issue is, and how many don't need to hear anything about blame."

"But blame is essential to accountability, and seeing that there is a problem is halfway to solving it. Why not discover where the problem is and get to solving it? How about doing more of what needs to be done to avoid future abductions? Too many violence prevention programs like to go over everything but that."

"Students keep disappearing on college campuses. What more can be done? Well, some more can be done." ...
 

Robbing others may be hazardous to your health
Submitted by: Daniel White
Website: http://www.OhioCCW.org

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"Last week I wrote about the 70-year-old grandmother who shot and killer a robber who attacked her family in a Columbus motel room."

"Ohio criminals failed to learn from that lesson and now a Grove City mugger received a trip to the hospital and then to jail after being shot by his intended victim." ...
 

Is Your Mayor a Bloomberg Anti-Freedom Advocate?
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Seven mayors in North Carolina are part of NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-Bill of Rights organization, Mayors Against 'Illegal Guns.'"

"http://www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org/html/members/members.shtml#NC"

"Far from the stated goal of keeping guns away from criminals, the organization advocates for many anti-gun laws designed to simply deny the rights of lawful gun owners such as closing the fictional 'gun show loophole.'"

"This reality has caused the coalition to lose many of the earlier members. Apparently seven of our mayors are either not bright enough to realize this or have no regard for your rights as Americans. They are listed below in the action section." ...
 

Antis Are Upset About VCDL Protesting Anti-Gun Mayors
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"The antis have 'learned' about VCDL protesting the Falls Church Mayor, tomorrow, Monday, October 26 and the Norfolk Mayor, Tuesday, October 27 and are, er, up in arms."

"They are trying to get their members to turn out at the city council meetings to counter our protest."

"As EM Matt Gottshalk said when he saw this, 'I've never seen so much slander in so few words.'"

"Here is what the Virginia Center for Public Safety (how's that for a misnomer?) sent to their members (my comments imbedded in brackets)" ...
 

Cop Who Pulled Gun at Haunted House No 'Ghost Hunter'
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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"So we're to assume a fellow officer knew he was armed and had been drinking, yet did nothing about it. And we're to further assume that not collecting actual evidence of intoxication by investigating officers is standard department procedure?"

"Just a few bad apples in the bobbing tub?"

Today's Gun Rights Examiner column looks at a downright spooky situation--one where those in government-issued costumes get treats and the rest of us get tricked.
 

NY: NYPD in a liar storm
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"THEY swear to tell the whole truth -- some times."

"Prosecutors and NYPD Internal Affairs probers have identified as many as two dozen cases in the past year in which cops allegedly made false statements involving routine arrests when the truth would have served them just as well."

"That's a significant increase over previous years, sources said."

"'In the past, we'd find this happening once or twice a year, and now there are a bunch of them,' said one law-enforcement official."

"What has the authorities particularly troubled is that officers historically have lied to cover up more serious corruption, such as the cadre of Brooklyn narcotics cops caught last year stealing drugs from dealers ..." ...
 

NY: Federal jury convicts NYPD detective in corruption case
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"A federal jury convicted an NYPD detective Monday of selling out his badge to protect a cocaine trafficker."

"The jury found Detective Luis Batista of Brooklyn's 90th Precinct had in effect become a member of the drug dealer's crew, giving him crucial inside law enforcement info." ...
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H/t to David Codrea.
 

MD: Police: Cop Pulled Gun On Haunted House Character
Submitted by: Larry

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... "'I was doing my normal scene at the haunted house, and as I was going out the backdoor with the chainsaw, the officer pulled his gun on me. Basically, he put his gun to my chest and as I was going back in, he said he was a cop,' Morrison, the man in the costume, told 11 News."

"He said he dropped the chain saw, which had no chain and was not dangerous." ...
 

CA: NRA firing back at gun bill
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"The NRA and its supporters are promising to fight Assemblyman Kevin DeLeon’s (D-L.A.) AB 962, the bill recently signed by Gov. Schwarzenegger that requires stricter control over the purchase of handgun ammunition and bans all internet ammunition sales. Because Schwarzenegger vetoed the same bill one year ago, gun groups were surprised by the action."

"'We think it was a devastating mistake,' Sam Paredes, executive director of Gun Owners of California, told the Los Angeles Times. The group represents roughly 30,000 gun owners throughout the state. 'Ammunition buyers are going to be treated like registered sex offenders now.'" ...
 

VA: NRA To Honor Veterans at NRA Range with Free Shoot
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"The National Rifle Association is sponsoring a free shoot for interested U.S. military veterans at its headquarters range in Fairfax, Virginia, on Tuesday, November 10. Space is limited. In order to attend, please e-mail Sylvia Schneider at nrarangeadmin@nrahq.org."

"The event is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. and includes a casual dinner. Firearms and ammo will be provided. Military personnel and veterans will be asked to take a short range test if they have not shot at the NRA’s range prior to the event." ...
 

FL: Commentary half-cocked on 'illegal' gun issue
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"I am writing in response to Michael Goforth's comments on Mayor Patricia Christensen’s membership in the anti-Second Amendment organization, Mayors Against Illegal Guns."

"I was disappointed in Goforth's support for the mayor and the organization. I would have hoped that a journalist would have looked into this group."

"I can understand Mayor Christensen, because she is a politician, and politicians do not let facts get in the way of their ambitions."

"The leader of this group is New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. His city is one of the most unfriendly cities in the country to the Second Amendment. The mayor says he supports our Second Amendment rights but goes out of his way to suppress them." ...
 

OH: Buckeye Firearms Chairman Jim Irvine debates Bloomberg crony on gun show 'loophole'
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"On October 20, 2009, Buckeye Firearms Chairman Jim Irvine appeared as a guest on WCPN's (Clevland Public Radio) 'The Sound of Ideas,' hosted by Dan Moulthrop."

"In a typical display of your tax dollars at work on the 'impartial' forum of National Public Radio (NPR), the opening half of the show was given solely to one of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's cronies - John Feinblatt, the city's Criminal Justice Coordinator."

"The first words out of Feinblatt's mouth during that segment were provably false:"
"'Everybody, at every level of law enforcement, federal, state and local has always known that the gun show loophole is a major source of guns getting into the hands of criminals.'" ...
 

UK: Police patrols will confront gun crime, not Labour's red tape
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Have you ever tried getting hold of a shotgun licence? It's an herculean effort, let me tell you. ..."

"Look, I don’t really have a problem with stringent gun laws. For most people who abide by them, they seem tedious and unnecessary. But as long as they reduce serious crime and stop people being hurt or killed, then we should put up with them."

"And that's the problem: they're aren’t doing anything of the sort. According to figures obtained by the Conservatives, gun crime in the UK has almost doubled in the last decade." ...
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
"Secrecy is the keystone of all tyranny. Not force, but secrecy ... censorship. When any government, or any church, for that matter, undertakes to say to it's subjects, 'This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know,' the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything. You cannot conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him." --Robert A. Heinlein, "Revolt in 2100" (Pg. 68-69, Baen Books paperback edition, 1999 printing)

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