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Brady Campaign Glorifies Police Abuse
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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"I don't apologize for exposing abuses against citizens made under color of authority. Think of it--the official Brady position is to oppose citizen oversight of criminal actions by those in government. Anyone who characterizes that as a 'denigrat[ion]' is quite simply and demonstrably a police state-enabling liar."
 

Analyzing the anti-gun mindset
Submitted by: Daniel White
Website: http://www.OhioCCW.org

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"We all know people who have an irrational bias against guns. Despite all the evidence they are presented with that gun owners are safe and responsible and that guns save more lives in the hands of the good guys than cause harm in the hands of criminals, they still hold on to a strong aversion." ...
 

Phony Prayer Vigils: The Last Desperate Gasp of Unenlightened Scoundrels
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Columbuslocalnews.com is reporting that Ohio's most rabidly anti-gun organization has begun staging prayer vigils to remind the community of the ravages of homicides and violent crime."

"The Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence ... has a long and sorry history of dancing in the blood of murder victims. Their tactic of staging prayer vigils reaches a new low, as it exploits the family members and friends of homicide victims for political gain. Trotting out the victim's family after a homicide is the lowest form of political propaganda, and preys on people when they are at their most vulnerable."

If Toby's group waited until the family left for the funeral and robbed the house, it would show the same lack of basic decency ..." ...
 

Stealth Agencies for Gun Control
Submitted by: Larry

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"An October 19, 2009 article in the Washington Times examined federal health agencies that have spent millions of taxpayer dollars to study gun 'safety.' According to the article, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is currently financing research 'to investigate whether having many liquor stores in a neighborhood puts people at greater risk of getting shot.' ..." ...

"Certainly, more liquor stores are operated in neighborhoods where residents are poor because they are consumers who tend to generate brisk business ... These liquor stores are also magnets for armed robberies. So the NIH will attempt to discover whether or not more crimes are committed in these low-income neighborhoods that play host to liquor stores." ...
 

Are concealed carry laws part of the gun control formula?
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"When people not 'on our side' ask reasoned questions, it presents an opportunity to attract a potentially valuable ally. The pro-rights community contains many previously anti-gun supporters, including well-known researchers, who have made valuable contributions to the right of self-defense."

"The key to starting the conversation? Communicate with others from THEIR viewpoint..." ...
 

Seattle gun ban lawsuit could have national implications
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"The outcome of a long-awaited lawsuit filed Oct. 28 against the City of Seattle and Mayor Greg Nickels to overturn the city's illegal gun ban could have national implications because several other states have modeled their firearms preemption laws after the Washington State statute that is at the center of the Seattle case."

"The lawsuit, filed by the Second Amendment Foundation, National Rifle Association, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Washington Arms Collectors and five individual citizens, was filed in King County Superior Court. ..."

"Washington's preemption statute is solid and there is not a lot of wiggle room for misunderstanding its intent. ..." ...
 

Guns for sale: No background check needed
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"... [I]magine this scenario: You know that the right thing to do is to return your friend's gun to him or her if you have taken it. But should you return it if you know that person is mentally unstable and would use it against others?"

"I'm betting that most people would say no, and with good reason. Even though the Second Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms, in reality, not everyone has the right to gun ownership – the background check is a mechanism to prevent guns from falling into the wrong hands."

"It's a simple enough concept ..."

"The background check is basically non-existent at events like gun shows – forums where private sellers convene for a great American pastime: lusting after guns." ...
 

DE: Police: Dover teen fires gun to stop assault on mother
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"A Clayton man charged in the assault of a Dover woman was scared off after the victim's teenage son fired a shotgun into the air in an attempt to stop the attack, Dover police said today." ...
 

OH: Toledo, OH burglar shot in self defense
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"A 62 year old Toledo resident shot a burglar in self defense, after the burglar advanced on him despite two warnings to 'freeze.'"

"Police say that the homeowner was asleep at about 10:40 PM when an unexpected noise caused him to awaken and believe that a burglary was in progress. The homeowner then reportedly heard the sound of an intruder climbing the stairs towards, heading his bedroom. The armed homeowner ordered the burglar to freeze, but the footsteps up the stairs continued ... The homeowner ... again ordered the criminal to freeze, to no avail. Fearing for his safety, the homeowner reportedly fired in self defense, stopping the burglar. Police reportedly arrived to find the homeowner unharmed, and the burglar dead ..." ...
 

WA: Student Vigilante Group Armed With Guns Searching For Bad Guys Near UW Campus
Submitted by: Larry

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"A group of University Of Washington students are being called vigilantes after they armed themselves with handguns and tried to set up patrols on University Avenue and other areas around campus where students have been attacked over the past year."

"Stanley Luong and Luis Garcia have armed themselves. Both are assault victims. ..." ...

"So both got a concealed license permit and bought handguns. Now they walk with pistols in their pockets...looking for the bad guys."

"Luong says, 'I don't know if it's illegal to walk around and be bait. I'm kind of fishing for robbers.'" ...
 

Who is Prohibited from Owning Guns?
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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"Who are 'prohibited persons," forever barred from owning guns?"
 

IA: Des Moines school suspends girl over empty gun shells
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"Jazmine Martin, a sixth-grader at Brody Middle School, picked up the shells as souvenirs during a family trip to a ranch in South Dakota, where the rounds were fired as part of a show. They were blanks." ...

"Principal Randy Gordon said the shells were considered ammunition even though they were empty, and were therefore against school policy."

"A copy of the school policy shows that it specifically bans 'live ammunition or bullets' but makes no reference to empty shells or casings. However, the policy says it is not limited to the items specifically listed as being banned." ...
 

Pelosi Halloween Health Announcement Hides a Trick on American Gun Owners, says Washington Senior Rights Activist
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"'The Obama administration and its supporters are using every trick in the book to undermine the gun rights of law-abiding American citizens,' John M. Snyder charged here today. 'Speaker Pelosi's Halloween government health care bill announcement only underscores this reality.'"

"The current attempt to take over the American health care system by ramming government controls through Congress among other things is a back door attempt to get after Americans' guns," said Snyder. ..."

"'The government controlled health care program ...could be used by anti-gun government bureaucrats to deny health insurance coverage to citizens who possess firearms. ... people could be denied health coverage simply because they owned guns ...'" ...
 

IN: Koos should withdraw from anti-gun coalition
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"All law-abiding, gun-owning citizens of our good city of Normal should know that our good Mayor Christopher Koos ... has automatically taken it upon himself to join us up with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun coalition, which he has founded and is funding."

"The title, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, is very deceiving and to date there have been 60 mayors who have resigned from this coalition after finding out exactly what Mr. Bloomberg's anti-gun agenda was."

"I believe it is time for Mr. Koos to reconsider this membership that he signed the city to and resign the city of Normal from the coalition." ...

"This is our Second Amendment he is dealing with and not his right to answer for us." ...
 

NC: N.C. jury awards $850,000 to former soldier
Submitted by: jac

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"A former Army sergeant wounded during a military training exercise was awarded $850,000 in his lawsuit against the Moore County Sheriff's Office and the former deputy who shot him."

"A federal jury in Greensboro awarded the money to former Army Sgt. Stephen Phelps, who was injured in the February 2002 shooting that killed another soldier. He had sued the sheriff's office and former Deputy Randall Butler."

"'I was happy that the truth finally came out,' Phelps said after the verdict was read Tuesday night."

"The jury awarded $650,000 in compensatory damages and $100,000 each as punitive damages for Butler’s violation of state and federal law, Phelps' lawyer, Carlos Mahoney, said." ...
 

CO: Palisade Officer Arrested, Suspected Of Harassment
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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Authorities have arrested a Palisade police officer whose ex-girlfriend says he repeatedly sent her text messages, called and knocked on her apartment door in the middle of the night.

Mesa County sheriff's investigators arrested 26-year-old Stephen James Tonello on Friday on suspicion of harassment. He is free on a $200 bond.

Tonello has an unlisted phone number and couldn't be reached for comment.

In August, former Grand Junction police officer Courtney Crooks was arrested on charges he physically harassed his wife. He has pleaded not guilty. This month former Grand Junction police officer Glenn Coyne committed suicide after he was arrested and accused of sexually assaulting a woman in her home.
 

MN: Psychiatric hospital cited in incident with police officer's gun
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"A state-run psychiatric hospital has been cited by the Department of Health for failing to provide a safe environment, following an April incident in which a patient on a locked unit grabbed a police officer's gun during an altercation." ...
 

GA: Atlanta man shot in face by cop confronts shooter in court
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Tramaine Miller faced Atlanta police Officer Reginald Fisher on Tuesday for the first time since May when, prosecutors say, the off-duty cop shot him in the face."

"A Fulton County grand jury indicted Fisher on two counts of aggravated assault, aggravated battery and violation of his oath as a police officer for the May 5 incident."

"Fisher was working security at the ... apartments in southeast Atlanta the night of the incident. ..."

"He allegedly shot at Miller from close-range ... Fisher told investigators at the scene that he thought Miller was reaching for a weapon."

"A witness several yards away said he saw Miller unarmed, with his hands raised in the air, offering Fisher no resistance." ...
 

MO: Suit claims East St. Louis passed up white police chief over race
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"City officials seeking a new police chief passed up the former director of the Florida Highway Patrol, who formerly was a top commander of the Illinois State Police, because he is white, two former members of a city board claim."

"Wyatt Frazer and Della Murphy allege in a federal lawsuit that they were forced off the Police, Fire and Civil Service Board for their advocacy of a white candidate when the chief's job was open in 2007." ...
 

WV: Ex-Putnam County sheriff fined for DUI offense
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"The former sheriff of Putnam County has been fined $100 for a November 2008 DUI arrest."

"Stan Farley, 66, entered a plea agreement of no contest on Sept. 25, and was fined $100 in addition to $234 for court costs ..

"Farley served as Putnam County's sheriff from 1997 to 2004."

"He was arrested Nov. 6, 2008, two days after he lost the election to Mark Smith in his bid to return to his former office."

"He was arrested about 9:30 a.m. by the Hurricane Police Department after he hit another car at the intersection of U.S. 60 and Main Street in Hurricane."

"Police officers could smell alcohol on his breath, and administered a Breathalyzer. His blood alcohol level was 0.118 ..." ...
 

PA: Silver Spring cop fired after citation for passing school bus
Submitted by: jac

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"After a roughly two-hour executive session to discuss a personnel matter, Silver Spring supervisors voted Wednesday to fire Tracy L. Miller, a township police officer." ...

"According to court records, Miller, 38, was cited Sept. 24 with 'overtaking a school bus' by state police. She is due in court Nov. 12. If found guilty, Miller faces a $250 fine, five points on her driving record, and will have her license suspended for 60 days ..."

"... Miller has been on paid administrative leave as a result of the incident ..."

"Miller's termination came at the recommendation of Police Chief Jim Sadler. She had been with the department just shy of three years." ...
 

Canada: Firearms registry defended following gun seizure
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair used the seizure of a huge haul of restricted weapons to speak in defence of the beleaguered federal gun registry."

"'We believe that the gun registry provides police services across this country with the information they need, first of all to help us keep communities safe, and also to keep police officers safe,' he told a Wednesday news conference." ...
 

TX: NRA Awards Local Sharpshooting Woman
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Only 18 percent of Texans who apply for concealed handgun licenses are women. However, one Conroe resident is trying to change that."

"Donna Vandermolen has been recognized by the National Rifle Association (NRA) for doing her part in educating women about firearms and for her support of the right to bear arms."

"'I just have fun. I enjoy it, it's a stress relief really,' said Dottie Canterbury, a student of Vandermolen."

"Canterbury has been going to the gun range for years now and has even gotten her daughter Angelina into the sport."

"Usually the range is full of guys, but this posse is here to learn how to handle the big iron, each for their own reason." ...
 

WV: Two states added to concealed handgun reciprocity list
Submitted by: West Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc.
Website: http://www.wvcdl.org/

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"Two more states are being added to the list of places where West Virginians with a valid permit can legally carry a concealed handgun."

"Managing Deputy Attorney General Tom Smith said state officials just completed a written agreement with North Dakota to recognize West Virginia concealed weapons permits, and paperwork is in the mail to finalize an agreement with Delaware. 'It should be back any day now,' Smith said Wednesday." ...
 

AK: Hidden punishment - In rural Alaska, where gun rights matter most, there's no way for reformed felons - even non-violent ones - to get them back
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"On September 24, former state Representative Beverly Masek was sentenced in federal court for conspiracy to commit bribery ..." ...

"U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline gave Masek ... six months in prison. ..."

"But the felony conviction also does something else. It takes away Masek's gun rights, likely forever."

"This is a woman convicted of a non-violent offense. A woman who grew up in the Interior village of Anvik and who finished the Iditarod four times. Now she's a member of the tiny club of Alaska politicians who got caught in the FBI dragnet. She's also in a much larger club: the growing number of people whose Second Amendment rights have been extinguished by a government that has no intention of giving them back.
 

MO: Man preying on St. Louis women
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"A man in the St. Louis area has been robbing women at gunpoint--four of them, just last week." ...

"The good news is that he seems--so far--to be willing to satisfy himself with robbery, rather than committing other, even more heinous, attacks. The other good news is that Missouri is, and has been since 2003, a 'shall issue' state--citizens who meet the requirements for issuance of a permit to carry a defensive handgun cannot be denied that permit, by some arbitrary, capricious whim of the issuing authority. St. Louis tried to defy the 2003 law, and refuse to issue the permits, but in 2005, was forced to comply with the law." ...
 

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For, in principle, there is no difference between a law prohibiting the wearing of concealed arms, and a law forbidding the wearing such as are exposed; and if the former be unconstitutional, the latter must be so likewise. But it should not be forgotten, that it is not only a part of the right that is secured by the constitution; it is the right entire and complete, as it existed at the adoption of the constitution; and if any portion of that right be impaired, immaterial how small the part may be, and immaterial the order of time at which it be done, it is equally forbidden by the constitution. [Bliss vs. Commonwealth, 12 Ky. (2 Litt.) 90, at 92, and 93, 13 Am. Dec. 251 (1822)

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