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Who Wants To Be Like Mexico?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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A new report by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on the disappearance of those college students is worth reading, however. As you do, keep in mind that Mexico is home to very restrictive gun laws. In fact, there’s only one gun store in the entire country, located on a military base in Mexico City. Civilians are also restricted as to what kinds of firearms they can own.

Yet the country’s gun laws are ignored by the drug cartels and corrupt government officials. Increasingly, ordinary Mexicans are ignoring the laws as well and carrying firearms for self-defense, but that wasn’t the case when it came to these college students.
 

Obama soft on crime, hard on gun owners?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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President Barack Obama is taking one on the chin this morning from a crime columnist in his hometown newspaper, the Chicago Tribune, for failing to use three important words in his speech yesterday to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).

The words, according to columnist John Kass, were “Mandatory minimum sentencing.” Translation: A stretch in jail for “thugs who carry guns illegally.”
 

How we feel about gun violence
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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In a recent discussion about gun rights vs. gun control on Twitter, I was presented with an image from a news story about a mother, Nardyne Jefferies, whose daughter, Brishell, was killed in a drive-by shooting in Washington, D.C. The mother holds what I understood to be an autopsy photograph showing her daughter’s injuries from rounds fired by what was identified as an AK-47.

This case is like too many others that plague our big cities. The causes of this violence are many—drugs, gangs, and failed schools lead my list. But the advocate for gun control that I was speaking with was more interested in how I felt when seeing the picture of Jefferies and her daughter than in hearing what policy answers I might have.
 

MI: Farmington Hills mom shoots son, claims self-defense
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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A 24-year-old Detroit man is dead after being shot by his mother early Wednesday morning after he allegedly tried to break into her apartment.

According to Lt. Jeff King, the incident occurred at about 1:40 a.m. when police received a report of shots fired at the Independence Green apartment complex, located near Halsted and Grand River.
 

FL: Bill makes it harder to convict violent offenders
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Why is the Florida Legislature waging war on victims of violent crime?

The Florida Legislature appears ready to pass a new and dangerous expansion of the "stand your ground" law that could cause significant additional hardship to victims of violent crimes and make it even harder for violent criminals to be convicted.
 

AZ: ASU club pressures the university to allow campus carry
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With the ultimate goal of giving students a chance to better protect themselves, an Arizona State University student group is in the process of petitioning to repeal the university’s policy barring students from carrying and storing weapons on campus.

“Whether that be changing school policy or changing minds so we can get some legislation enacted, our goal is the immediate restoration of that right on campus,” said Jacob Pritchett, the director of outreach for ASU’s Students for Self-Defense club. “We’re also trying to encourage the university to use some of the student safety budget on teaching situational awareness and gun safety.”
 

PA: No photo ID, no buying gun, U.S. tells Amish man
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Andrew Hertzler,of Lancaster County, Pa., is suing the federal government after he tried to purchase a gun in June, but was turned down by the dealer because his state-issued ID lacked a photo.

The Amish faith forbids followers from being photographed in posed situations. Some allow their pictures to be taken in a natural setting.

Hertzler, according to a copy of the suit obtained by the Washington Post, is an "active and practicing" member of the community; his "parents, grandparents, and siblings are all active and practicing Amish"; and he "has a sincerely held religious belief that prevents him from knowingly and willingly having his photograph taken and stored."
 

MI: Concealed and Carrying: Women with CPL's
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Since 2007 women with the conceal carry licenses have increased by around 230 percent according to a Michigan State police study. What's making women rush to get their guns?

"I like to know I'm protected if I have to be," said Erica Smith, a CPL holder. "I mean I've never had to use it and I'm thankful for that."

"I could defend myself if need be," said Samantha Beaudry, a student in the basic pistol class.

"I feel more safe having it on me," said Denise Black, a CPL holder.
 

FL: Professors weigh in on campus carry legislation
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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In the heated debate surrounding the proposed state legislation that would allow those with a concealed weapons license to bring their guns onto college and university grounds in Florida, the opinions and research of college professors are often cited by supporters and opponents of the bill hoping to lend credence to their stances.

As the controversial legislation continues to make its way through state committees in the House and Senate – a Florida Senate committee recently passed it on October 20 – the FSView interviewed a group of FSU professors to find out their thoughts on the campus-carry bill in the Florida Legislature.
 

New York Times Editorial Board Regurgitates Bad Study to Condemn Concealed Carry
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Back in June, I detailed a study by the Violence Policy Center that purported to show that private gun owners were far more likely to kill innocent people than to defend themselves. The study arrived at this conclusion by using woefully incomplete data sets from the FBI crime reports, which are voluntarily submitted (or not submitted) by law enforcement agencies. You can read my full analysis here, but the short version is that the VPC study interprets the lack of justified homicide submissions by law enforcement as proof that justified homicides do not occur, resulting in an unbelievable assertion that there were literally zero defensive gun uses in dozens of states over a five year period.
 

CA: New Gun Laws in Two Major California Cities
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San Francisco supervisors will require video recording of all gun and ammunition sales. and require ammunition sellers provide police with weekly sales updates.

The city’s last gun store is closing precisely because of legislation like this, and calls to many sporting goods stores indicate ammunition isn’t sold in the city.
 

Fake Anti-Gun Newswire ‘The Trace’ & Washington Post Feature Blood Porn
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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As public opinion and consequently firearm policy have steadily tended toward affirming the Second Amendment, gun prohibitionists have reacted by becoming frantic.

They now push the limits of decency, even in a popular culture that no longer sets many limits.

Culture war generalissimo Michael Bloomberg’s propaganda tool The Trace (also funded by long-time gun rights enemy the Joyce Foundation) resorts now to brandishing autopsy photos of child homicide victims in a desperate attempt to shame America into giving up its guns.
 

2015 Industry Awards & Donations Announced by the NASGW
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Over 450 members met last night at the Annual Awards Dinner & Reception to kick off the 2015 42nd Expo & Annual Meeting of the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW).
 

IA: Pro Gun Organization Sets Sights On Local Businesses That Hinder Second Amendment Rights
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With more than 175,000 followers on facebook, the non-profit Iowa Gun Owners organization is using their strong social media presence to make an impact on businesses both for and against advancing second amendment rights in the state of Iowa.

"These are places across the state where everyday Iowans have to disarm themselves before they go spend hard earned money in those stores," said Executive Director Aaron Dorr who regularly posts stories detailing the latest laws and events that have an effect on gun owner's rights. The organization even goes as far as listing an "Anti-gun business of the week post", detailing state businesses that are not gun owner friendly.
 

Obama Pushes Federal Gun Control Laws During Chicago Speech
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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In his October 27 speech at the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference in Chicago, President Obama (shown) called for “common-sense gun safety reforms,” which, in the complete context of the speech, obviously means more federal and state gun-control laws.

Obama challenged the obvious conclusion made by those who have pointed out that in Chicago — with its draconian gun-control laws that have banned new sales and registration of handguns in the city since 1982 — tougher gun “safety” laws don’t help, and only make things worse.
 

FL: Retired captain to invoke 'stand your ground' after shooting
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The lawyer of a retired police captain accused of shooting and killing a man says he will use Florida's "stand your ground" self-defense law to have charges dismissed.

The Tampa Bay Times reports (http://bit.ly/1kcYKry ) the decision to pursue the strategy had been anticipated. Seventy-three-year-old Curtis Reeves was arrested in 2014 on a murder charge in connection with the shooting and death of a man at a movie theater.
 

US 2nd Amendment Not So Archaic As Hordes of Migrants Flood Europe, Wreak Havoc
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The United States’ Second Amendment protections of the right to keep and bear arms may have gone from archaic to envied this week as Austrians and other Europeans–particularly women–pour into stores looking for firearms with which to protect themselves from the hordes of Islamic migrants flooding into their countries.
 

New Bestseller in Formerly Peaceful Austria: Shotguns
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Weapon sales are soaring in Austria as citizens of the small Alpine nation become paranoid over the numbers of refugees crowding into their country. In a country of 8.5 million people, there are now an estimated 900,000 firearms in homes.

And gun dealers report that it is women driving the sales rush. This year alone, police say 70,000 guns have been sold. ‘Virtually all shotguns are currently sold out, because you need no permit for them’, said Thomas Ortner, spokesman for an arms dealer in Upper Austria. For every other type of weapon, a licence is required.
 

Home Defense With a Dash of SALT
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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SALT is a Chicago-based company looking to change how we view traditional home defense. Three team members took the basic concept of a handgun and transformed it into a non-lethal platform.
 

KY: Judge Dismisses Charges Against Man Who Shot Down Drone
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A Kentucky man who was charged for criminal mischief after he blasted his neighbor’s drone out of the sky with a shotgun had his charges dismissed by a judge.

Bullitt County Judge Rebecca Ward said that there was credible evidence that the drone had flown over William H. Merideth’s home multiple times, constituting “an invasion of their privacy and that they had the right to shoot this drone,” NBC affiliate Wave 3 News reports.
 

WA: Summary Judgement Called For Against Seattle “Gun Poll Tax”
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Plaintiffs in the case against Seattle’s gun sales and ammunition tax have asked the court to issue a summary judgment.

Lawyers representing the National Rifle Association, the Second Amendment Foundation, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and local gun owners filed the motion for summary judgment with King County Superior Court on Friday. By filing the motion, the plaintiffs are arguing that the facts of the case are settled and the court should issue its decision.
 

PA: Gun Licensing Legislation Introduced
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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New Jersey style draconian anti-gun legislation requiring gun owners and potential gun buyers to obtain a license has been introduced and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee and has not yet been scheduled for a committee hearing.

Senate Bill 1029, sponsored by Sen. Haywood (D-4), would amend Title 18 by requiring Pennsylvania residents to obtain a license for possession, use, manufacture, control, sale or transfer of firearms.
 

Bloomberg’s ‘Every Town’ Targets Hy-Vee for Anti Gun Harassment
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Michael Bloomberg’s “Everytown for Gun Safety“, having suffered failure after failure with legislation, is targeting yet another retailer with pressure to get them to prohibit the lawful carry of firearms.

This strategy was successful at Target, Starbucks, and several other companies.

His new focus is Hy-Vee, the grocery superstore chain based in Iowa.
 

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