Keep and Bear Arms
Home Members Login/Join About Us News/Editorials Archives Take Action Your Voice Web Services Free Email
You are 1 of 738 active visitors Thursday, September 19, 2019
EMAIL NEWS
Main Email List:
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

State Email Lists:
Click Here
SUPPORT KABA
» Join/Renew Online
» Join/Renew by Mail
» Make a Donation
» Magazine Subscriptions
» KABA Memorial Fund
» Advertise Here
» Use KABA Free Email

» JOIN/Renew NOW! «
 
SUPPORT OUR SUPPORTERS

 

YOUR VOTE COUNTS

Keep and Bear Arms - Vote In Our Polls
Do you support Michael Bloomberg's efforts to shred the Second Amendment?
No
Yes

Current results
Earlier poll results
1409 people voted

 

SPONSORED LINKS

 
» U.S. Gun Laws
» AmeriPAC
» NoInternetTax
» Gun Show On The Net
» 2nd Amendment Show
» SEMPER FIrearms
» Colt Collectors Assoc.
» Personal Defense Solutions

 

 

 

Today | By Month
Newslinks for 10/9/2009

Submit
Newslinks
Search
Newslinks
SAF Warns Seattle Mayor to Heed Public Rejection of Gun Ban
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The Second Amendment Foundation today warned Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels to heed the public rejection of a proposed gun ban at city parks facilities or face the consequences in court."

"SAF obtained information from the mayor's office that the overwhelming majority of citizens living both inside and outside the city turned thumbs down on the mayor's plan to ban even legally-carried firearms in city parks facilities. Nickels has already been advised by Attorney General Rob McKenna that the city has no authority to enact such a ban, which would be illegal under the state's preemption law." ...
 

Gun Rights 101: Public comment goes heavily against Nickels gun ban
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Public reaction to a proposed ban on firearms at Seattle park facilities was decidedly negative, with 96 percent of the people weighing in on the idea turning thumbs down."

"While Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels appears to have lost sight of the fact that gun owners have rights, including the right to use public property, the citizens have not. I wrote about that here."

"According to Bob Scales, senior policy analyst for the city's Office of Policy and Management, in addition to the 1,088 comments submitted via e-mail to the city during a comment period that ended Sunday (Oct. 4), there were also ten telephone calls received by the Customer Service Bureau. Nine of those were against the idea and one supported the proposed ban." ...
 

The Illinois Constitution must mean something
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Someone please help me out here, I am thoroughly confused about the Chicago gun ban."

"Do you know that only a handful of states do not in some way guarantee and protect the right to keep and bear arms in their state Constitution? Do you also know that Illinois is not one of them? Would you like to know what the Constitution of Illinois says about protecting this important right?"

Well, here it is:"

"ARTICLE 1SECTION 22. RIGHT TO ARMS

Subject only to the police power, the right of the individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. (Source: Illinois Constitution.)
" ...
 

Wamp speaks out against Bloomberg gun sting
Submitted by: NYSRPA-PVF
Website: http://www.nysrpa-pvf.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Republican Tennessee gubernatorial candidate Zach Wamp is speaking out against an investigation by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg into questionable gun sales at gun shows in Tennessee and two other states."

"Bloomberg said private investigators were sold guns despite saying they probably could not pass a background check."

"Wamp, a congressman from Chattanooga, said in a Twitter posting Thursday that: 'Bloomberg and his anti-gun cronies should stay the heck out of Tn.'"

"Wamp said Tennessee will defend its Second Amendment rights and that armed citizens "keep streets safe.'"

"A copy of Bloomberg's report is being sent to every member of Congress and the findings will be shared the [ATF]"
 

NY Mayor Bloomberg steps up attacks on gun shows
Submitted by: Daniel White
Website: http://www.OhioCCW.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is renewing attacks on the 'gun show loophole,' blaming numerous states, including Ohio, for New York's crime problem." ...
 

AR: Alan Gura in town for panel discussion on 2nd Amednment issues post Heller
Submitted by: Arkansas Concealed Carry Association
Website: http://www.arkansascca.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"[Gura is] the lead attorney for the plaintiffs in the Supreme Court case, McDonald v. Chicago (08-1521) which will decide incorporation."

"And our own, Rep. Steve Harrelson will be moderating."

"Here's the program."

"Bonus: Also on the panel - David Smith, the Nashville, TN attorney who's challenging a recent act by the Tennessee legislature that legalizes guns in bars."
 

Mayor Bloomberg's undercover DVD effort to shame Congress into closing gun show loophole
Submitted by: NYSRPA-PVF
Website: http://www.nysrpa-pvf.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Mayor Bloomberg is sending every member of the U.S. Congress a DVD of a new reality show called 'Gun Show: Undercover.'"

"The three-minute, 35-second DVD is produced by Bloomberg, who hopes to shame Congress into finally closing the 'gun show loophole' that puts guns by the thousands in the hands of violent criminals."

"The DVD features hidden-camera footage of a city-funded undercover investigation into out-of-state gun shows where supposed collectors or 'private sellers' are allowed to peddle guns without background checks or recordkeeping." ...
-------

KABA Note: Unitl the Clinton-era crackdown on "kitchen table" dealers, most of these sellers would have had a FFL and been able to do the checks so beloved by the statists.
 

America's lying gun nuts: Bloomberg sting of firearms shows exposes deadly loophole
Submitted by: NYSRPA-PVF
Website: http://www.nysrpa-pvf.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The latest gun sting ordered up by Mayor Bloomberg has blown a cannonball-size hole through some of the [NRA's] bloodiest lies."

"Thanks to the NRA, Congress exempted many sales1 at gun shows from background-check requirements. Second Amendment fanatics won the day by portraying2 unlicensed3 vendors who sold weapons at gun shows as making:"

"(1) occasional sales,"

"(2) from personal collections and"

"(3) not engaged in trafficking for profit."

"Lie. Lie. Lie."4

"Bloomberg's sting documented that these transient marketplaces for guns, ammunition and accessories5 are a multibillion-dollar business that is funneling weapons directly into criminals' hands6, in plain sight." ...
-------

KABA Note:1 Lie 1 - "many sales" are not exempted, just ones made by non-FFLs.
2 Lie 2 - There was no "portrayal" involved, rather a definition of sellers not required to get a FFL.
3 Not a lie, just convenient amnesia: until the Clinton-era ban on "kitchen table" dealers, most of these people would have been licensed.
4 Lie 4 - Not lies, but a definition under the law of who is not a dealer.
5 Lie 5 - The only way to come up with the scary "multi-billion dollar business" is by combining gun sales with the unregulated sales of ammo and paraphenalia.
6 Lie 6 - According to a Clinton/Reno- era DoJ study, less than one percent of criminals get their guns at gun shows.
Lie 7 - and the most despicable one: if these sales are depicted accurately, then all of those 'dealers' are already breaking the law by 'engaging in the business' without a permission slip, so what is passing one more law going to do? Simple: by imposing draconian penalties on promoters for misconduct of attendees you kill off the gun shows.
 

No one has the right to incite violence
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Where will it end?"

"Instead of debating health care policy our country is in a frenzy in which people are doing polls on Facebook about whether or not the president should be killed, where 'protesters' carry signs that say 'Bury Obama[sic] with Ted Kennedy' or urge a military coup, and where those who disagree with the president's ideas show up at rallies with guns strapped to their thighs."

"What if African-Americans showed up at McCain rallies with guns saying they were merely asserting their Second Amendment rights? Would they be tolerated?" ...
-------

Submitter's Note: First the signs said "Bury Obamacare ..." not 'Obama'. Second, armed blacks showed up at the GOP convention in 2000 and were 'tolerated'. You may not have heard about that because the MSM hardly mentioned it. Third, you never want to assassinate a politician because that creates a martyr. Let him self-destruct all on his own.
 

CNN's Chernoff Fails to Find Pro-Gun Voices for 'Gun Show Loophole' Report
Submitted by: NYSRPA-PVF
Website: http://www.nysrpa-pvf.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"CNN correspondent Allan Chernoff highlighted New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s hidden camera operation against gun shows in several states on Thursday’s American Morning, but omitted any sound bites from gun rights supporters. Chernoff featured two clips from Bloomberg and one from NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, but only read an excerpt from a statement by the NRA." ...
 

TN: Tennessee City Parks: Enter At Your Own Risk
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"And so it begins. Thanks to the [NRA] and its lapdogs in the legislature, even tossing a frisbee in a city park is a little dicey now in Tennessee."

"In Germantown, some dude playing golf disc made the mistake of arguing with a guy who turned out to be one of our state's fine, law-abiding citizen gunmen. The next thing the frisbee-tosser knew, the gunman was taking his weapon out of his car and strapping it on. The police gave the guy a ticket for violating Germantown's ban on guns. ..." ...
-------

Submitter's Note: Hmmm, no threats, no 'brandishing', no shooting; merely a "law-abiding citizen" possibly feeling threatened by "some dude" who picks a fight with him, arms himself against the threat. And this is bad . . . why?
 

Extremism in danger of acceptance
Submitted by: Larry

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"We are witnessing a wingnut war break out in American politics, organized on the Internet and fought out in airwaves and in town halls, wingnuts firing their shots from the outer reaches and strafing the common sense center."

"Look beyond the sober skeptics and the principled opposition to President Obama, and you'll find an ugly fringe festival cultivating the wounds left by the 2008 campaign and pouring gasoline on the embers of the culture wars."

"As the two parties become more ideologically polarized, the fringe is now blurring with the base while the moderate majority feels increasingly politically homeless." ...
 

PA: Gun-Toting Soccer Mom, Husband Shot Dead
Submitted by: John

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A soccer mom who gained national attention when she openly carried a loaded gun to her 5-year-old daughter's game was shot dead Wednesday along with her husband in what appeared to be a murder-suicide, police said."

"Meleanie Hain and Scott Hain were pronounced dead Wednesday night at their home in Lebanon, a small city about 80 miles west of Philadelphia."

"The couple's three children were home at the time but weren't hurt, police said. They were taken to stay with friends and relatives." ...
 

Does Hain Shooting Show Citizens Can't be Trusted with Guns?
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"So the 'pistol-packin' soccer mom' was not the shooter? Meaning neighbor Debbie Mise's I-told-you-so 'she just wasn't right' hoplophobia may not have made her the predictor of events she seemingly claims to be? Meaning...what exactly... about comment posters taking swipes at all gun owners over this?"
 

The NRA's Hypocrisy
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The [NRA] is undoubtedly one of the most powerful lobbying organizations in the United States. With four million members, their campaign endorsements can be critical in deciding close elections."

"In the Virginia gubernatorial race, gun rights have been a major issue, despite the economy taking center stage in most cases. Ideally, the NRA would support a candidate who had the best reputation in defending the right of Virginians to bear arms. Based on its rankings and its meticulous logs of various candidates' voting records, the NRA’s leaders would logically grant their endorsement to the candidate who historically supported their agenda."

"Ideally, that is." ...
 

Police stop more than 1 million people on street
Submitted by: riotboy

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A teenager trying to get into his apartment after school is confronted by police. A man leaving his workplace chooses a different route back home to avoid officers who roam a particular street."

"These and hundreds of thousands of other Americans in big cities have been stopped on the street by police using a law-enforcement practice called stop-and-frisk that alarms civil libertarians but is credited by authorities with helping reduce crime."

"Police in major U.S. cities stop and question more than a million people each year ..." ...

"Civil liberties groups say the practice is racist and fails to deter crime. Police departments maintain it is a necessary tool that turns up illegal weapons and drugs and prevents more serious crime." ...
 

Criminalizing everyone
Submitted by: Doug Huffman
Website: http://www.scfirearms.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"'You don't need to know. You can't know.' That's what Kathy Norris, a 60-year-old grandmother of eight, was told when she tried to ask court officials why, the day before, federal agents had subjected her home to a furious search." ...

"The six agents, wearing SWAT gear and carrying weapons, were with - get this- the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service."

"Kathy and George Norris lived under the specter of a covert government investigation for almost six months before the government unsealed a secret indictment and revealed why the Fish and Wildlife Service had treated their family home as if it were a training base for suspected terrorists. Orchids."

"That's right. Orchids." ...
 

AZ: NEVER Dial 911
Submitted by: Larry

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Anthony Arambula acted quickly on the evening of September 17, 2008 after an intruder broke into his house. After the invader crashed through a window in the family’s Phoenix home, Arambula grabbed his personal firearm and held him at gunpoint."

"Then he made the nearly fatal mistake of dialing 911."

"... Outside the house, Arambula’s wife Lesley informed Sgt. Sean Coutts that her husband had already taken the intruder into custody and was holding him at gunpoint."

"Either out of reflexive contempt for a mundane or criminal incompetence, Sgt. Coutts neglected — or refused — to pass along this vital information to his fellow tax-devourers. Before Mrs. Arambula could relay those important facts to the other officers, Officer Brian Lilly shot Anthony six times in the back — twice after he had hit the floor." ...
 

PA: Scenes From a Crackdown
Submitted by: Larry

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Having lived in the Washington, D.C. area for the better part of the last 10 years, I've attended my share of protests ... Among the various classes of protesters ... the most destructive are easily the anti-globalization/anarchist protesters. So when police clashed with anti-globalization protesters last weekend in Pittsburgh, one could assume that most altercations represented justified police responses to overzealous protesters."

"But a number of disturbing images, videos, and witness accounts have come out of Pittsburgh, as well as from similar high-stakes political events in recent years, that reveal the disquieting ease with which authorities are willing to crush dissent ..." ...
 

PA: Robocops Come to Pittsburgh
Submitted by: Larry

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"No longer the stuff of disturbing futuristic fantasies, an arsenal of 'crowd control munitions,' ... was deployed with a massive, overpowering police presence in Pittsburgh during last week’s G-20 protests."

"Nearly 200 arrests were made and civil liberties groups charged the many thousands of police (most transported on Port Authority buses displaying 'PITTSBURGH WELCOMES THE WORLD'), from as far away as Arizona and Florida with overreacting…and they had plenty of weaponry with which to do it."

"Bean bags fired from shotguns, CS (tear) gas, OC (Oleoresin Capsicum) spray, flash-bang grenades, batons and, according to local news reports, for the first time on the streets of America, the Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD)." ...
 

NY: Gun buybacks must continue
Submitted by: NYSRPA-PVF
Website: http://www.nysrpa-pvf.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Buffalo Police Commissioner H. McCarthy Gipson said today that he thought the gun buybacks have made the city safer and that they should continue. He also stated that maybe the no-questions-asked buybacks should be held every other year instead of annually. Over the past two years the buyback program has helped take 1,431 guns off of the street. Some of the weapons were found in the backyard of Buffalo residents." ...
 

NY: Supreme Court to rule on another gun rights case
Submitted by: NYSRPA-PVF
Website: http://www.nysrpa-pvf.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Last spring I attempted, in this space, to spike suppositions and to clarify what the landmark Supreme Court decision regarding the Second Amendment would mean to New York gun owners."

"Frequent readers of this space may remember that I predicted that it would mean no changes in the state's gun regulations at that time, nor in the foreseeable future." ...
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
You can never have a revolution to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution. — G.K. Chesterton, English journalist and author, 1955

COPYRIGHT POLICY: The posting of copyrighted articles and other content, in whole or in part, is not allowed here. We have made an effort to educate our users about this policy and we are extremely serious about this. Users who are caught violating this rule will be warned and/or banned.
If you are the owner of content that you believe has been posted on this site without your permission, please contact our webmaster by following this link. Please include with your message: (1) the particulars of the infringement, including a description of the content, (2) a link to that content here and (3) information concerning where the content in question was originally posted/published. We will address your complaint as quickly as possible. Thank you.

 
NOTICE:  The information contained in this site is not to be considered as legal advice. In no way are Keep And Bear Arms .com or any of its agents responsible for the actions of our members or site visitors. Also, because this web site is a Free Speech Zone, opinions, ideas, beliefs, suggestions, practices and concepts throughout this site may or may not represent those of Keep And Bear Arms .com. All rights reserved. Articles that are original to this site may be redistributed provided they are left intact and a link to http://www.KeepAndBearArms.com is given. Click here for Contact Information for representatives of KeepAndBearArms.com.

Thawte.com is the leading provider of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and digital certificate solutions used by enterprises, Web sites, and consumers to conduct secure communications and transactions over the Internet and private networks.

KeepAndBearArms.com, Inc. © 1999-2019, All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy