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Civil Disobedience Is Not Terrorism
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Just in time for Halloween, the press is telling spooky stories about the Oath Keepers, an organization of current and former soldiers and cops who have sworn to refuse unconstitutional orders. The latest scare piece to cross my screen appeared this week in Alternet under the headline 'Right-Wing Extremist Group on Active Military Duty?' The author, Rob Waters of the Southern Poverty Law Center, jumps directly from describing the organization to writing this:"
"In July, the SPLC also presented Congress with growing evidence that extremists are infiltrating the U.S. military and urged Congress and the military to take steps to ensure that the armed forces are not inadvertently training future domestic terrorists." ...
 

'Guns as Smut: Defending the Home-Bound Second Amendment'
Submitted by: Rick Schwartz
Website: http://hubpages.com/hub/Need-business-capital-but-have-poor-credit-No-problem

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"Analogies between the First Amendment and the Second (and comparable state constitutional protections) are over 200 years old. District of Columbia v. Heller itself makes them, and they can often make sense." ...
 

Hunters feeding the poor--if the gun haters don't stop them
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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... "Still, I'm not trying to pick on hunters. In fact, the point of today's piece is to discuss the wonderful work hunters do in feeding the poor. Just such an effort is discussed here:"

"Since 1999, the Venison Donation Coalition has been highly successful in its goal to feed the hungry throughout New York state. They have processed 337.51 tons of highly nutritious venison or the equivalent of 2,700,800 meals served. ..."

"That's just in one state (not among the biggest deer hunting states, either), through the good works of one organization. ..."

"To some, though, feeding the hungry isn't as important as pursuing an agenda of putting up roadblocks in front of gun ownership and use." ...
 

Pretend 'Gun-Free' School Zones: A Deadly Legal Fiction
Submitted by: Rick Schwartz
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"Most states issue permits to carry a concealed handgun for lawful protection to an applicant who is over 21 years of age, and who passes a fingerprint-based background check and a safety class. These permits allow the person to carry a concealed defensive handgun almost everywhere in the state. Should professors, school teachers, or adult college and graduate students who have such permits be allowed to carry firearms on campus?"

"In the last two years, many state legislatures have debated the topic. School boards, regents, and administrators are likewise faced with decisions about whether to change campus firearms policies." ...
 

Fallacy of Gun Law
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"The Philosophy, Science, and Fallacy of Gun Law"

"Every species on planet earth needs a strategy for its own defense. These strategies come in many forms such as camouflage, flight, speed, venom, and spines as well as many others. The strategy for man uses his cognitive brain or his process of thought. ... An outgrowth of this ability is the phenomena of worry. ..."

"Misplaced worry is the problem. Anti-gun advocates and their politicians want to stop crime. They make the speculative connection that criminals use guns to commit crime, and therefore, to stop crime you must eliminate guns. They worry that as long as there are guns there will be crime ..." ...
 

Tears flow from gun control advocates as the end of the National Parks gun ban draws closer
Submitted by: Daniel White
Website: http://www.OhioCCW.org

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"In late February, the new law goes into effect which lifts the gun ban in our National Parks. An article in the Yellowstone Insider complains that it won't be just concealed carry permit holders who will have the right to armed self-defense restored." ...
 

Court says threats don't justify felon having gun
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"The gun possession conviction of a man prohibited by law from having one has been upheld. ..."

"Being beaten with a metal pipe in your own apartment can change your outlook on likely threat levels. But the police, a U.S. District Court and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, all of which operate under protection of state-deployed arms, disagreed, and in their guarded wisdom concluded Mr. Dutton did not possess a life worthy of also possessing the means of self-defense." ...
 

N.J. Court Says Americans Have No Right To Buy Handguns
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"A New Jersey appeals court has concluded that Americans have no Second Amendment right to buy a handgun."

"In a case decided last week, the superior court upheld a state law saying that nobody may possess 'any handgun' without obtaining law enforcement approval and permission in advance."

"That outcome might seem like something of a surprise, especially after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year in the D.C. v. Heller case ..."

"But ... a unanimous three-judge panel [ruled] that Heller 'has no impact upon the constitutionality of' the state law."

"That's because, Skillman said, the Supreme Court did not strike down the ... de facto handgun ban but instead simply ordered the city to issue a permit. ..." ...
 

Training, Yes – Mandatory, No
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"At the recent Gun Rights Policy Conference in Saint Louis, Missouri I had the privilege of introducing a couple of resolutions that were adopted by the assembly. The first dealt with the recent attempt by Customs and Border Protection to classify certain 'easy open' pocket knives as 'switchblades,' ..."

"My second resolution was a bit more controversial. In it I suggested that, while training in the safe, legal, and appropriate use of firearms is strongly supported and should continue to be encouraged, government mandated training is anathema to liberty. I pointed out that there is no statistical evidence that firearms accidents, mistakes, or abuses are any more likely in states requiring little or no training ..." ...
 

Gun Owners & Sellers Need to be Held Accountable to Save Lives
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"At the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, we are dedicated to reducing gun-related injuries and deaths through the application of a public health perspective and sound, science-based research."

"In recent years, we have focused on illegal gun markets -- and opportunities to disrupt those markets so it is more difficult for dangerous people to get guns."

"Overall, we feel that we are establishing a body of evidence that demonstrates a vitally important fact: Measures to make gun sellers and owners more accountable can reduce the likelihood that guns wind up in the wrong hands." ...
 

United Nations: Evil American capitalists responsible for homelessness
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"(As the United Nations advances its plan for international control of civilian firearms ownership, it is reasonable to investigate exactly who the UN represents, and what to expect from UN-implemented policies. To that end, we examine the following example.)"

"Raquel Rolink, United Nations' special rapporteur on housing, arrived in America to investigate how selfish capitalists created an underclass of homeless victims by ruining the economy."

"To address this, she wants to 'regulate' private property:" ...
 

United Nations: Evil American capitalists responsible for homelessness (Part 2)
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Socialism, government corruption, and economic freedom"

"Transparency International is a 'politically non-partisan' global organization 'leading the fight against corruption.' They publish an annual report entitled Corruption Perceptions Index, which evaluates the level of government corruption in countries:" ...

"The Index 'focuses on corruption in the public sector and defines corruption as the abuse of public office for private gain.' In an ideal government (score of 10) corruption doesn't exist and there is no manipulation of the economy for the personal gain of bureaucrats or their families and associates. ..."

"Socialist countries average an Economic Index of 3.2, far more corrupt than not." ...
 

MA: Patient fatally shot after stabbing Boston psychiatrist
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"A patient in a psychiatric center near the Massachusetts General Hospital stabbed his doctor this afternoon before being shot dead by an off-duty security guard, police said."

"The physician is in stable condition, Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis said at a press conference this afternoon as he described a chaotic scene." ...

"The actions of the security guard, who does not work at the hospital, were hailed as 'heroic' by Bonnie Michelman, head of security for Massachusetts General Hospital." ...
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Submitter's Note: Shouldn't the headline have read "Concealed Carry stops attack on doctor"?
 

OH: Ohio bar shootings: The fallacy of 'No-Guns' zones on full display
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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... "Despite these prominently posted 'no-guns' signs, which are required by law to be posted in every Class D liquor permit location in the state of Ohio, it's getting increasingly hard to keep track of all the shootings occuring across the Buckeye state in places that serve alcohol."

"On October 8, a shootout in a Toledo bar gained nationwide attention, despite there being no injuries, thanks to the graphic action recorded on security cameras. Another Toledo bar shooting, which occured just a few nights later, gained almost no attention despite a bar employee having been injured by a ricochet."

"On Tuesday, October 20 and again two nights later, a trio of armed men robbed patrons at two central Ohio bars. ..." ...
 

New York Help Elect A Pro Gun Champion
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"You may have heard about a special Congressional election taking place next week in upstate New York. The race features a Nancy Pelosi Democrat and a Republican with long-standing ties to ACORN against a genuine pro-gun leader named Doug Hoffman."

"Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund is proud to endorse Doug Hoffman in this race."

"Doug Hoffman is a 100% gun rights supporter who will be a leader in the battle to defend the Second Amendment."

"Mr. Hoffman believes that laws restricting your right to keep and bear arms is no way to fight crime."

"... Doug Hoffman will fight hard against the gun control schemes coming out of Nancy Pelosi's office and he will work to repeal unconstitutional gun laws on the books." ...
 

NC: Durham NC Voters Have A Choice For Mayor Anti-Gun or Pro-Gun
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"As has been noted, Mayor Bill Bell of Durham is a member of NYC Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun organization, Mayors Against 'Illegal Guns' (MAIG); among their goals is closing the fictional 'gun show loophole.'"

"Voters going to the polls in Durham next Tuesday, November 3, 2009 have a choice!"

"Steve Williams offers an alternative to anti-gun Bill Bell. When asked by a citizen about Bell’s involvement with MAIG and whether he would continue this alliance should he win election, Williams responded:"
"'Absolutely Not! The Constitution of the United States of America affords all of its citizens the right to bear arms. Therefore, I will not support any initiative banning that fundamental right.'" ...
 

The eTrace Fraud Exposed
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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... "Are you aware that the BATFE has for several years been aggressively offering eTrace to local law enforcement agencies? They have the agency sign a memorandum of agreement and then the agency can run traces on any firearm they wish. The catch is that the agency has to agree to run a trace on ALL CRIME GUNS. The MOU defines a CRIME GUN as:"

"'The parties agree that a 'crime gun' is defined as 'any firearm that is illegally possessed, used in a crime, taken into police custody, or suspected by law enforcement officials of having been used in a crime.'"

"The key word in this definition is 'taken into police custody.' ... Only a very small portion of firearms that are taken into custody could possibly be considered a 'crime gun.'
 

WV: Former Dunbar police officer to plead guilty to violating civil rights
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"A former Dunbar police officer is set to plead guilty in federal court stemming from a July incident where he allegedly sought sexual favors from a woman in exchange for ignoring traffic violations."

"Raymond O. Conley is accused of violating the woman's civil rights, according to an information filed in federal court."

"A guilty plea hearing is set for Nov. 9 at 1:30 p.m., before Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, according to court filings."

"'These things are always sad,' said Bill Forbes, the woman's attorney. 'Ninety-nine percent of police are good guys, but there are 1 or 2 percent that are bad apples. Unfortunately this young lady ran into a bad apple.'" ...
 

WV: Logan woman accuses officers of raping her
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"A woman who alleges she was gang-raped by Logan County police officers has filed suit in federal court."

"The woman and two men who were with her that evening allege that three of the four officers raped her and that all threatened to kill the two men." ...

"The suit alleges that about 3 a.m. on Sept. 7, 2008, the woman and two men left the Glitter Girls bar in Logan County. The woman and one of the men then got into a car and the other man walked across street and under the underpass. There he was threatened by the four police officers -- three from the Logan County Sheriff's Department and one from Chapmanville Police Department -- all of whom the suit alleges were drunk." ...
 

FL: Domestic violence, police deadly mix
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"A mother of three is dead. A high-ranking police officer is suspected of taking her life and later his own life."

"A trail of unknowns clouds details of perhaps the most important question — Why did this happen?"

"Officials say it might have been a 'crime of passion' that resulted in the death of Antoinette Ross, 34, of Quincy, whose body was found Friday afternoon in a shallow grave behind the home of Lt. Barry Moore of the Chattahoochee Police Department. Moore shot himself in his front yard once he learned Ross's body had been unearthed." ...
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TN: AG: Landlords can ban guns of permit holders
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"A landlord can legally prohibit tenants who hold handgun carry permits from bringing their weapons into a rented apartment, according to an opinion from Attorney General Bob Cooper that was released today."

"The opinion came in response to a request from state Rep. Tony Shipley, R-Kingsport, who said he had thought the answer would have been to the contrary."

"Shipley said the question was raised by an adult University of Tennessee student who had been prohibited from having a firearm in his rented Knoxville apartment."

"'It strikes me that there shouldn't be a prohibition,' he said in a telephone interview." ...
 

WI: Latest: How gun registration laws impact police
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Earlier this month, we told you about a group of students who found a loaded handgun in an alley near Lincoln Elementary School in Wausau."

"The students told their school principal, then police started an investigation."

"Investigators found that the gun is registered to a Waukesha man, but he says he sold it a few years back and doesn't know who the current owner is."

"Now this situation left us with questions about gun registration and how it impacts police investigations."

"[P]olice say the issue of gun registration can be tough because they support people's second amendment rights, but they still have to do their jobs too." ...
 

UK: Culture of violence: Gun crime goes up by 89% in a decade
Submitted by: Chas

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"Gun crime has almost doubled since Labour came to power as a culture of extreme gang violence has taken hold."

"The latest Government figures show that the total number of firearm offences in England and Wales has increased from 5,209 in 1998/99 to 9,865 last year - a rise of 89 per cent."

"In some parts of the country, the number of offences has increased more than five-fold."

"In eighteen police areas, gun crime at least doubled."

"The statistic will fuel fears that the police are struggling to contain gang-related violence, in which the carrying of a firearm has become increasingly common place." ...
 

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