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Little-known historical flag bears big message
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"I've always been a history buff at heart and more recently an avid gun enthusiast, but most importantly, a supporter of Second Amendment rights. There's a difference between just shooting guns and knowing the vast history behind our right to do so."

"The United States, as a country and before it was a country, has had a long history of flags — specifically, flags relating to our independence ..."

"However, my personal favorite is a flag that may be better known to Texans." ...

"The flag I'm talking about — recently gaining popularity among conservatives and gun-rights activists — originally was called the 'Come and Take It' flag, or Molon labe, a Greek phrase that means 'come and take them.'" ...
 

Seattle murder weapon not 'military-style assault rifle'
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"The rifle allegedly used in the cowardly slaying of Seattle Police Officer Timothy Q. Brenton on Halloween night is not a 'military-style assault rifle' as asserted in a Seattle Times report, which was subsequently used by Seattle Weekly reporter Nina Shapiro in an attempt to blister a local gun rights advocate, Alan Gottlieb."

"Shapiro should have done some homework before rushing to smear Gottlieb. Reader reaction to her comments is essentially very negative."

"Indeed, when initially contacted about the gun – after the Seattle Times had published an image of the rifle on its website – one SPD information officer could not specifically identify it without a bit of help from the Seattle Gun Rights Examiner." ...
 

Will Health Care Reform Regulate Guns?
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Buckeye Firearms Association is a single issue, non-partisan PAC concerned with gun rights. As such, the debate on health care reform occurring across the U.S. is not something that would be within our normal sphere of coverage."

"However, my good friend Chad Baus posted a story a few days ago highlighting how the Centers for Disease Control has begun researching gun violence and the impact of gun violence on health care costs. This immediately set off alarm bells in my head as the pieces fell into place."

"Why, you ask?"

"Health care reform is a brilliant way to regulate guns without violating the Second Amendment." ...
 

What defines a 'domestic terrorist?'
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"According to the Seattle Times, the suspect in the slaying of Seattle Police Officer Timothy Brenton has been labeled as a 'domestic terrorist' by Assistant Seattle Police Chief Jim Pugel."

"Nobody in an official capacity appears to have slapped that label on Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan, although there has been plenty of banter about that involving people like Dick Morris and even Sen. Joseph Lieberman, who is now asking for a probe into Hasan’s background. (Indeed, one has to work hard to find anyone using that label in relation to Naveed Haq, the man on trial – for the second time – in the shooting at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle office in July 2006.) ..." ...
 

Take our gun survey
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Fight to expand gun rights is far from over
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"This is a big week for the Virginia Tech chapter of Students for Concealed Carry on Campus."

"It's Defense Education Week, and the student group, which has 100 to 200 members, has organized a week's worth of seminars and gatherings in support of concealed carry on Virginia college campuses."

"Monday night's featured speaker was Philip Van Cleave, president of the pro-gun Virginia Citizens Defense League."

"Earlier Monday, I spoke to Ken Stanton, 32, a serious-sounding engineering graduate student and the vice president of the Virginia Tech chapter of the concealed carry group."

"Here's his argument in favor of guns on campus:" ...
 

Fort Hood: Go ahead, blame the weapon, not the killer…
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"As we learn more about the man who shot 40-some people, leaving 13 dead thus far, at our largest military base, we predictably see certain forces in society demonizing the weapon, not the demon who carried out the act. From the first day, we saw CNN et al emphasize that the slayer had used a (shudder!) semi-automatic weapon."

"When it came out that he had used a ... FN Five-SeveN, some in the media and among the brie-and-chablis crowd seemed almost to wet themselves. This gun had already become a focus of the anti-gunners, who call it a 'cop-killer.'"

"Now, I'm a little more on top of murders of police, and officer survival issues, than the average bear, and I've not yet found a case of a police officer being murdered with this particular handgun. ..." ...
 

What did we learn from Fort Hood?
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"You do realize the answer is going to be nothing, right? That's just the way these things work."

"The victim-disarmament freaks have already started slipping in their own drool, as noted by both St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner Kurt Hofmann ... and National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea ... Let me guess: the solution to a madman exploiting a forcibly disarmed population is to disarm everyone, more. (Well, except the Only Ones of course. Someone has to retain the ability to squeeze a little more out of the peasantry.)"

"Demonization of the gun itself is already under way ..." ...
 

Mass murder: It can happen anywhere
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Here's the thing, if it can happen at a military base, it can happen anywhere. Parents, you need to get involved and make sure your kid's schools are ACTIVELY working with the local police department on plans to not only deal with potential shooter incidents, but to identify and counteract potential shooters BEFORE it happens. You should DEMAND it. How do you do this?"

"Attend the school board meetings and bring up the issue, speak with your local police department of your concerns. Even if you don't have much time, use the power of e-mail. E-mail your local school boards and police departments and other parents. Get involved, you owe it to your community and more importantly your kids." ...
 

How to Respond to an Active Shooter
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"A few weeks ago a friend of mine in the National Guard contacted me, frustrated by the lack of physical security of the military in the continental US. More specifically, he complained that every time he transports millions of dollars in automatic weapons and other supplies he is prohibited from carrying even a sidearm to protect the equipment. He was angry and quite vocal about it. 'When I'm a civilian I can carry a pistol to protect myself, but when I’m on duty, the military disarms me!' I don't blame him. ..."

"And then came the terrorist shooting at Fort Hood."

Who would have thought that military bases are the soft underbelly of the continental United States? ..." ...
 

Fort Hood: Who's responsible?
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"In Old Media's rush to find an explanation for the Fort Hood tragedy, nobody has asked the most important question: Did the government fail to protect us?" ...
 

The FN Herstal Five-seveN pistol: Gun control's new whipping boy
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Yesterday, we saw that gun prohibitionist groups like the Brady Campaign have identified two ways in which last week's Ft. Hood massacre can, they hope, be exploited to attack private gun ownership ... The first, attempting to block efforts in Congress to help protect veterans' gun rights, was the main topic of yesterday's columns."

"Today, we'll focus on their efforts to ban the type of pistol used by the killer, the FN Herstal Five-seveN, or, in the parlance of the gun-haters, the 'Cop-Killer.' ..." ...

"The supposed problem with the Five-seveN is its purported ability to penetrate police body armor (a secondary objection is its ability to accept 20 round--or with an extension, 30 round--magazines ...). ..." ...
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Submitter's Note: The Five-seveN is my latest carry weapon. It is light but very easy to shoot with minimal recoil and accurate to boot. A great pistol.
 

Buckeye Firearms Assoc. Region Leader Collin Rink discusses mass murder in no-guns zones on 700WLW
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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On November 6, 2009 Buckeye Firearms Association Region Leader Collin Rink appeared as a guest on 700AM WLW's "The Scott Sloan Show" radio program. The radio station broadcasts from Cincinnati.

Rink discussed the tragic occurrences of more multiple victim public shootings in a place where guns are banned with host Scott Sloan.

Click here to listen to the 20 minute discussion via streaming audio.

 

The Search for Answers in Fort Hood
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"The country is unpacking the recent shooting at Fort Hood and analyzing the perpetrator intensely. Along with natural shock and curiosity, a principle reason for doing so is to discover what can prevent incidents like this in the future."

"When faced with any risk ... there are four options:"

"Prevention ..."

"Interdiction ..."

"Mitigation ..."

"Acceptance ..." ...

"Removing guns from specific locations might be more palatable and achievable, but gun rampages do not restrict themselves to restricted areas, and widespread possession of guns by law-abiding citizens is an important form of interdiction. Indeed, appropriate gun violence was the interdiction that ultimately stopped further bloodshed." ...
 

Alan Gottlieb, Take Note: Report Says Officer Timothy Brenton Was Killed With an Assault Weapon[sic]
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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zealot Alan Gottlieb might want to think again before shooting from the hip. Last week, the chair of the Bellevue-based [CCRKBA] lit into Washington CeaseFire president Ralph Fascitelli for jumping on the murder of Officer Timothy Brenton in order to push a planned state bill banning assault weapons."

"After Fascitelli told Seattle Weekly that he planned to cite the case when lobbying for the bill, Gottlieb sent out a press release saying that the CeaseFire president was 'dancing in Officer Brenton's blood' by using 'a cowardly crime to advance a political agenda.' It was all the more 'despicable,' Gottlieb said, because no one knew whether in fact the gun used to slay Officer Brenton was in fact an assault weapon." ...
 

Can Mexican Police Violence be Stopped with More U.S. Gun Laws?
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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... "As I reported last month, the Binational Task Force on the United States-Mexico Border thinks reinstituting a ban on semiautomatic firearms here in the U.S. is just the ticket. The theory is, if you restrict choices for honest, peaceable people, you'll reduce options for the corrupt and violent. " ...
 

OR: Wheeler County Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Conduct in Death Investigation
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... "... Gary Havlik approached the independent witnesses, ... and inquired if they had observed the wounded deer ... At this moment Mr. Means appeared and accused Gary Havlik of attempting to steal his hanging buck ... producing a 9mm semi-automatic handgun ... Gary Havlik ... pleaded to Mr. Means not to point his handgun into his stomach and chest area."

"Gary Havlik's sons, Daron and Russell, ... also requested Mr. Means to remove the handgun from their father's stomach ..." ...

"Fearing for his father's life, Daron Havlik attempted to shoot the handgun out of Mr. Means' hand ..."

"Daron Havlik ... returned fire from his handgun striking Mr. Means. Russell Havlik ... also fired at least one round from a .30-06 bolt action hunting rifle ..." ...
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Submitter's Note: Don't let your friends and family hunt drunk...
 

MN Gubernatorial Candidate Harley Swarm Nails Gun Rights Questionnaire
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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... "Harley Swarm, Constitution Party member running for governor of Minnesota contacted me and submitted his answers to the questionnaire, and I want to share them with you. I think when you read them you'll see why:" ...
 

Obama's 'awful moment' and army culpability in shooting
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Barack Obama is receiving widespread criticism for his handling of the news of the mass murders at Fort Hood in Texas yesterday. One NBC affiliate is referring to it as Obama's 'awful moment' and goes further to call attention to the President's 'frightening lack of sensitivity.'"

"The U.S. Army should also be placed under intense scrutiny for continually ignoring a series of highly troubling red flags exhibited by the behavior and statements of the officer who did the shooting, going back a number of years to just after the attacks on 9/11." ...
 

TSA screening more than just carry-on bags
Submitted by: Larry

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"You might not see them, but they're studying you."

"To identify potentially dangerous individuals, the Transportation Security Administration has stationed specially trained behavior-detection officers at 161 U.S. airports. The officers may be positioned anywhere, from the parking garage to the gate, trying to spot passengers who show an unusual level of nervousness or stress."

"They do not focus on nationality, race, ethnicity or gender, said TSA spokeswoman Sari Koshetz."

"'We're not looking for a type of person, but at behaviors,' she said." ...
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AZ: Officer accidentally[sic] shoots himself at police academy
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An officer accidentally[sic] shot himself in the ankle at the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy Monday morning.

Phoenix police Detective James Holmes said an officer unintentionally discharged his firearm while the weapon was holstered during training, grazing his ankle.

The officer was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released.

The officer has not been identified, but Holmes said he was not a recruit.

Holmes said the incident is being investigated to determine the cause and to prevent future episodes.
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Submitter's Note: Unless the weapon malfunctioned, it was a negligent discharge, not an 'accidental' one.
 

IL: Local Cops Shocked by Ruling (video)
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"Here's something to think about the next time you get in your car: the driver next to you may be packing heat. And, now they can, legally." ...
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KABA Note: Why does this have a familiar ring? "Blood in the streets!" "Road rage rampages!" "Parking spot shoot-outs!" "The sky is falling, the SKY is falling!"
 

IL: Cops Make Hay From Bad Busts, Woman Says
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"A woman claims she fell prey to one of a group Chicago cops who make bogus arrests to earn overtime pay from court appearances. She says the officer who arrested her has resigned to avoid 'criminal prosecution' for unjust DUI arrests."

"In her federal complaint, Clinton Ware claims Officer Joe Parker pulled her over in 2008 for no reason. She says Parker made 'false and incomplete police reports' for her arrest and prosecution, and that the charges were dropped."

"Ware claims that certain Chicago Police Officers have a history of making false arrests because they get overtime pay to attend court, 'regardless of the arrests' validity.'" ...
 

IL: City Sees Assault Weapons Increase on Streets
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"The trends are alarming."

"Chicago numbers show the number of assault weapons are up 17 percent this year on city streets, and the ages of criminals using guns is getting much younger with a growing number of weapons being used at the hands teenagers." ...
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Submitters Note: The murder involved a illegally converted AK from published reports. But the story is once again about banning semi-auto firearms. CNN All over again. The criminal was also linked to other illegal purchases, but allowed to remain on the streets for 8 months prior to committing this set of crimes.
 

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