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Advancing AK series gun case derailed by defendant’s sex offense conviction
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A ruling by California’s 4th District Court of Appeal, that the state’s ban on possession of an 'AK series' semi-automatic rifle does not run afoul of the Second Amendment, will not attract support for a challenge, Gun Rights Examiner learned yesterday in consultation with potential backers. Defendant/ Appellant William Martin Zondorak has been confirmed as the same individual listed on the HomeFacts Offender Detail website with the notation 'Offense/Statute: Possess or control obscene matter depicting minor in sexual conduct.'" ...
 

White House, gun ban groups conspire to exploit Sandy Hook anniversary
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A blockbuster revelation yesterday by Politico shows the depth of hypocrisy being practiced by gun prohibition lobbying groups and the Obama White House to exploit the anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy, while condemning pro-rights groups for allegedly doing the same thing; something of a vindication for a Bellevue-based gun rights advocate."

"Almost immediately after Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the [CCRKBA], and founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, announced that Dec. 14 had been picked for “Guns Save Lives Day,” he was condemned by anti-gunners for trying to use the anniversary for political gains. Thanks to Politico’s report, that shoe is now on the other foot, precisely where Gottlieb had predicted it would be." ..
 

CCRKBA Blasts Hypocrisy of Gun Ban Groups, Obama Admin. on Newtown Exploitation
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The [CCRKBA] today said gun ban groups and the Obama administration are engaged in 'world-class hypocrisy' for criticizing gun rights organizations over 'Guns Save Lives Day' – on the day after the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy – while planning their own lobbying effort and activities to exploit the event."

"'When we launched 'Guns Save Lives Day' (GSLD) we were condemned for 'poor taste' by the same groups that are now reportedly planning a November lobbying effort, and media events coinciding with the Sandy Hook anniversary,' noted CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. ..." ...
 

So is it about guns, or about control?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Guns have been used as a political football off and on over the years, though there seems to be a pesky little Constitutional item called the Second Amendment. And it seems that guns have become part of the national political conversation much more often over the past year since a series of mass shootings, which started with the tragic classroom massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut."

"What has been so interesting has been the series of stories that have come out recently that seem to focus on one side of the gun debate. ..." ...
 

NRA Sells One Millionth Basic Pistol Handbook
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"The National Rifle Association has recently sold its one millionth copy of the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting."

"Known as the Basic Pistol handbook, the guide is a comprehensive resource on responsible pistol use and is the foundation of NRA’s popular Basic Pistol and FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation courses."

"First published in July 2009, the Basic Pistol handbook was written with the intent of becoming an at-home reference guide for gun owners. Topics included in the guide are basic firearm safety, storage options, range rules, target scoring and basic fundamentals such as shooting positions, grip and aiming. ..." ...
 

Trayvon Martin mom assails 'stand your ground' in Congress. Will it matter?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Two mothers whose unarmed, black sons were fatally shot last year spoke before the Senate Tuesday, pressing lawmakers to ask states to clarify their controversial 'stand your ground' laws."

"The women – Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin; and Lucia Holman McBath, mother of Jordan Russell Davis – both lost their 17-year-old sons in incidents in which 'stand your ground' laws became a justification for shooting the teenagers, rather than fleeing the situation." ...
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Submitter's Note: It would have been awful hard for George to 'flee' from Trayvon, given that Trayvon was sitting on his chest at the time . . .
 

MS: Self-Defense Tip: Warning Shot?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Randy Smith [above] arrived home after work to find three young men intent on stealing his stuff, one of whom was standing on his porch. Smith 'brandished' his carry gun to keep all three bad guys at bay until the cops arrived. 'I’ve been broke in once before,' Smith told wtok.com. 'I’m just tired of people stealing. I work too hard for what I got and for somebody to just come in and steal it from me. Somebody who’s not working. Just out there looking for somebody to rip off and steal from.' Fair enough. And then . . ."

"'One of them kinda just act like he wanted to come around the car I fired in the air and told him to stop or the next one would be him.'"

"Well now, how do we feel about this?" ...
 

CA: Man Shot in Yorba Linda Was ‘Hallucinating,’ Talking About Zombies
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"A man who allegedly smashed through a sliding glass door and entered a home in Yorba Linda before being fatally shot by the homeowner was said to have been 'hallucinating' and talking about 'zombies,' authorities said Monday." ...

"The man, identified as Paul Bracamontes, 22, of Fullerton, was allegedly in the back yard of the home when he began screaming at the homeowners through a sliding glass door, threatening to harm them, deputies said."

"Eventually, Bracamontes shattered the rear glass door and entered the home — and was then shot by one of the homeowners, according to a report from the sheriff’s department." ...
 

In Senate hearing, federal gov tries to weigh in on states' self-defense laws
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Yesterday, the Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, chaired by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), whose chairmanship of that particular subcommittee was perhaps intended as some form of grim joke, held a hearing on the subject of Stand Your Ground laws. Durbin has been a vocal critic of such laws, and indeed of any laws protecting private gun ownership and armed self-defense. From the Los Angeles Times:" ...
 

Don’t Retreat on ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws
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"Having kicked the debt-ceiling can down the road, Congress is back to grandstanding over the non-economic issues that occupied its time before it was reminded that it hadn’t passed a budget in nearly five years. One of those bizarre discursions is the crusade against Stand Your Ground ('SYG') laws, which have been blamed for every recent shooting death, most notably that of Trayvon Martin."

"Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee, led by chairman Dick Durbin (D., Ill.), is holding a subcommittee hearing to discuss the issue, while SYG laws remain a tremendously misunderstood part of the debate over criminal-justice reform. ..." ...
 

IL: Illinois gun advocate says ISRA ‘not buying Rahm’s bill’
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"Responding to yesterday’s report in Capitol Fax that anti-gun Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration is trying to negotiate with the National Rifle Association and Illinois State Rifle Association, the ISRA executive director contacted Examiner today to state emphatically, 'We’re not buying any part of Rahm Emanuel’s bill.'"

"This column discussed the Capitol Fax report. It appears to be making big news in the Prairie State. But ISRA veteran Richard Pearson told this column that Emanuel’s proposal 'has nothing to do with putting criminals in jail.'"

"'It’s only aimed at law-abiding citizens,' he insisted." ...
 

CA: NRA Threatens to Sue if Sunnyvale Passes Strict Gun Law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Sunnyvale Mayor Tony Spitaleri paid no attention to gun laws until last Dec. 14 -- the day 26 people died in the Newtown, Conn. mass shooting."

"'We need to do something,' said Spitaleri, 69, a retired Palo Alto police captain. 'And I got angry and I said that's enough. When do we stop?'" ...

"If approved, Sunnyvale would hold some of the strictest gun laws in the nation. If it passes, Sunnyvale gun owners would be required to report firearms thefts to the police within 48 hours, lock up their guns at home and get rid of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.Plus, gun dealers would have to keep logs of ammunition sales." ...
 

OH: Defense Law Changes Generate Criticism When Compared To Stand Your Ground
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Proponents of legislation that would allow Ohioans to defend themselves using lethal force if attacked say the proposed law changes are not the same as so-called Stand Your Ground laws that have generated criticism in other states and nationally."

"But House Bill 203 would expand the circumstances in which individuals have 'no duty to retreat' so long as they are facing physical threats in places where they 'lawfully' have a right to be."

"Rep. Terry Johnson (R-McDermott), primary sponsor, said the legislation is needed to protect Ohioans' Second Amendment rights." ...
 

MN: Minnesota Gun Owners PAC pledges to support pro-gun rights candidates
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A new political action committee dedicated to supporting pro-Second Amendment candidates in Minnesota elections launched on Tuesday. The Minnesota Gun Owners PAC plans to raise and spend money, as well as endorse and rate candidates based on their positions regarding gun control."

"The PAC’s formation was inspired by a contentious effort to pass enhanced gun restrictions during the 2013 legislative session. ..." ...

"The committee has also introduced a new website. MNgopac.com includes event listings for upcoming firearms safety and collector events, as well as a page allowing enthusiasts to donate to the new group." ...
 

Senate Committee to Vote on Anti-Gun Judge, Robert Wilkins for Nation’s 2nd-Highest Court
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The Senate Judiciary Committee will soon begin the first step in taking anti-gun judges and 'court-packing' them into what is widely regarded as the nation’s second-most-important court — the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals."

"And, unlike anti-gun judges with no 'paper trail,' the nominee, Robert Wilkins, has a particularly virulent anti-gun record." ...
 

DC: D.C. gun owners pressure for intervention in pending 2009 case
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"D.C. gun owners filed a federal lawsuit in 2009 seeking the right to carry guns in public, but with a decision in the case still pending they are now taking the unusual step of seeking intervention by a higher court."

"Arguing that failure to decide the case 'acts as a sort of decision in and of itself,' attorney Alan Gura has filed a petition in the case asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District to step in and order the U.S. District Court to issue a ruling."

"'The delay in resolving this case is manifestly unreasonable. ...' Mr. Gura wrote ... 'Petitioners acknowledge that the case is highly controversial. But whatever a court may think of the merits, they do not require four years to discern.'" ...
 

ATF Hires Wave of New Employees for NFA Branch, Wait Times Expected to Decrease
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Wait times for NFA paperwork are getting ridiculous. When I applied for my first tax stamp, the wait time from submission to reciept was almost exactly 7 months. A year later, the wait time was the same for my SBR. But now, reports are coming in that the forms submitted today will be approved in approximately 15 months from the date of receipt. In short, there’s nothing short about it. And thanks to the way the NFA branch was funded, there were no new hires coming on board at the time. A while back we posted an update about some new hirings at the NFA branch that was giving us some hope that there was a light at the end of the tunnel, and tonight we have more good news. . ." ...
 

CA: LA County sheriff's deputy pleads no contest to assaulting 19-year-old inmate in patrol car
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"A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of assaulting a 19-year-old arrestee in the back seat of a patrol car."

"City News Service reports 31-year-old Matthew John Funicello entered his plea Monday and was immediately given three years of probation and ordered to get a year of counseling." ...
 

AR: Lead Hill police chief arrested on theft charge
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"Authorities in north Arkansas say the Lead Hill police chief was arrested on suspicion of selling guns that he seized from a resident."

"Police Chief Kenny Barnes was arrested Monday at Lead Hill City Hall. Boone County Sheriff Mike Moore says Barnes is accused of seizing several guns from a home in Diamond City when he was off duty. Barnes is accused of later selling those guns for personal gain." ...
 

CO: Former Littleton officer pleads guilty to firearm, drug trafficking crimes
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"A former Littleton police officer plead guilty to firearm and drug trafficking charges Monday."

"Jeffery Allan Johnston, 46, was arrested by the FBI in July on federal drugs charges."

"According to court documents, investigators were tipped that Johnston was using illegal drugs when a source said Johnston contacted him about buying Ecstasy." ...
 

OH: Ohio police chief pleads guilty on stolen property
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"A southeastern Ohio prosecutor says a small-town police chief pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property from a murder suspect."

"The Athens County prosecutor says Murray City police Chief Christopher Bishop pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges Tuesday, including obstructing official business." ...
 

Firearms maker leaves Rochester to "a state that is friendly to the Second Amendment rights of the people"
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"American Tactical Imports is leaving Rochester for South Carolina, blaming the move in part on the state’s gun-control law passed in January."

"'As one of the gun industry’s top importers and manufactures of firearms and firearm related accessories, ATI’s decision to relocate is two-fold,' the company said in a news release yesterday. 'ATI believes it is imperative that a firearms importer and manufacturer do business within a state that is friendly to the Second Amendment rights of the people.'" ...

"It was unclear how many jobs will be lost in Rochester because of the move, but the company said the relocation will have a $2.7 million impact on the Summerville, S.C., community and create an estimated 117 new jobs in the area. ..." ...
 

'Are you happy now?' gun rights advocates ask New York lawmakers as gun maker leaves state
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A statewide gun rights group is asking state legislators if they still think the NY Safe Act was a good idea now that a gun company is leaving the state."

"The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association says it would like to know if legislators 'are still proud of their votes' in January on the gun control law."

"American Tactical Imports announced this week it is leaving the Rochester area and adding 117 jobs and spending $2.7 million on a plant in South Carolina." ...
 

GA: SWGTC to hold firearms course
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"Southwest Georgia Technical College (SWGTC) is offering an Introduction to Firearms course starting Tuesday."

"The course will be conducted by National Rifle Association (NRA) certified instructors and is based on the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting course. It includes classroom and range time that will teach students how to handle and use revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students will learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling, pistol parts and operation, ammunition, shooting fundamentals, range rules, shooting positions, and gun cleaning. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, and Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet." ...
 

FL: George Zimmerman Gun and Bible Raffle Items Pulled From Pro-Gun Event
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"The group behind a pro-second amendment rights forum has decided to alter its upcoming event featuring Mark O'Mara, the defense attorney for Florida resident George Zimmerman. Although the upcoming event featuring O'Mara initially included a raffle for a handgun and a bible, organizers of the event decided it would be best to push the raffle portion of the event to a later date considering the prize handgun was the same model as the one used by Zimmerman when he shot and killed teen Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. in 2012." ...
 

ME: 2nd Amendment Rights Rally In Rockland On Sunday, November 3rd.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The rally will start at noon and end at 2. It will be on the corner of Park and Main Street in Rockland Maine in the Memorial public park, in front of the Tradewinds Motor Inn."

"We need you to come and help support our second amendment right and exercise your first amendment right of freedom of speech. ..." ...
 

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