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Disappearing Act
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://waronguns.blogspot.com

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... "The marks will be hustled and the snake oil supplies depleted (until they can make up a new batch for the next show). But here's what they'll be doing with the hidden hand as our attention is redirected by their stage moves and incantations: They'll make liberty disappear a little bit more. They'll reinforce the hypnotic suggestion that the average person is just too untrustworthy and incompetent to keep and bear arms, and that they, the ruling class and their enforcers, are the 'only ones' qualified to possess them." ...
 

Mike Vanderboegh: Absolved -- The Squad -- Rubicon
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"They may have been chased unceremoniously out of the state of Alabama, but ATF had not given up on finding their ten missing agents. Nor had they given up on finding Charlie Quintard. Barton Meigs' replacement as regional director of the ATF was everything AD Atherton could have wanted. This was probably because Atherton himself had hand-picked her."

"Dody Saako was just perfect for the job. She evinced a certain predisposition to the slavish obedience of orders, combined it with a vicious disdain for the legal niceties in carrying them out and possessed on top of it all an insatiable appetite for advancement. For Atherton's purposes, Dody Saako was just what the tyrant ordered." ...
 

Disarmament On The High Seas
Submitted by: clell

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"The piracy case in Somalia is a perfect example of victim disarmament at sea. Most merchant ships are forbidden by their countries' laws from having weapons on board (a ban which is enforced by rigorous inspections), which leaves a 20,000tn ship worth hundreds of million of dollars vulnerable to a pirate dinghy with a crew of five armed with AKs and RPGs worth a few hundred bucks. So do we allow owners to spend a few thousand dollars on weapons and private security on board? God forbid! No, much better to send a carrier group, or just nuke the high seas." ...
 

Calling the Attack
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I'm going to make a prediction, because I think a picture might be shaping up here. Given who Obama has nominated for his AG, and the things he said, I think we can expect gun shows, and in particular private sales, to be a prime target of the new administration. Why?"

"Gun shows are a locus of organization for the gun community. We'd be far weaker without them. ... If you're a recruiter or an activist, you go where the fishing is good, and the fishing is very good at gun shows."

"They are easily demonized. Few people have attended them, and the media has done an excellent job of making sure people think gun shows are a bunch of Nazi white-power types looking for a few extra boxes of grenades ..." ...
 

More thoughts on 'Fudds'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"There has been some argument in the comments over at Sebastian's about the use of the term 'Fudd.' As I stated in a previous post, I think using the term is counterproductive, at best. This does not mean, as some have suggested, that I give the hunters, or any other gun owners, who do not support our rights a pass. I just think that the name calling is particularly helpful, especially with something so easily misunderstood or twisted as 'Fudd.'"

"One of the glaring problems with using 'Fudd' is that there is nothing to indicate that the original is anything but a caricatured dumb hunter. He isn't working to ban EBRs, or any of the other things that people use to define a 'Fudd.' ..." ...
 

How the Second Amendment Was Restored
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"On the last date of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2008 spring session, justices declared by a 5-4 decision in D.C. v. Heller that, yes, the Second Amendment does secure an individual right to keep and bear arms. With that, the high court voided the District of Columbia’s extreme regulations on gun ownership, which had amounted in practice to a complete ban on any usable weapon for self-protection ..."

"In retrospect, D.C. v. Heller seems almost inevitable, because of shifting public and academic attitudes toward gun rights. But victory came only after a protracted struggle, with many pitfalls along the way. It was pulled off by a small gang of philosophically dedicated lawyers—not 'gun nuts' in any stereotypical sense ..." ...
 

Gun rights could stand more limitations
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Today's headline may indeed be tomorrow's distant memory, but the accidental shooting death last month of 8-year-old Christopher Bizilj was a story that should not be easily forgotten."

"Bizilj was the Ashford, Conn. youngster who died as a result of a 'machine gun shoot' held at a Western Mass. gun club." ...

"Immediately after the tragic accident, John Rosenthal, founder of a non-profit called Stop Handgun Violence (but also a gun owner himself), said that a loophole in the federal assault weapons ban needed to be plugged, so that a specific age limit for handling such a weapon is on the books." ...
 

Let's not be trigger-happy
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Hope and change may be at an all-time high in America right now, but so is something else - gun sales."

"In the lead-up to this month's presidential election, a jarring statistic caught my eye. October 2008 saw a 49 percent increase in gun license sales over October 2007. People have the fundamental right to own guns. But it should be so difficult to own a gun in this country and regulations should be so tight that only qualified people can get them into their hands."

"In the last few months, not only have gun sales shot up across the country, but our own home city was forced to strike down legislation that restricted gun sales." ...
 

Fear of a Black Prez and Crazy White Folks with Guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"What the hell is wrong with white people? Numerous media reports of late have detailed a run on gun stores by crazed crackers who believe the new black President-elect will take their firearms away shortly after he's sworn in. In a piece for the Republic this week that echoed similar stories by the national press, an Apache Junction gun store owner said of the boom, 'the day after the election, it was more than Y2K ...'"

"He went on to claim that his customers are, 'normal people, not kooks.' I beg to differ. Likely these nuts already have more than one gat in their homes, and here they are stockpiling more and more, as if they're readying themselves for Armageddon. Of course, in their minds, some of them may be doing just that." ...
 

Fear of ban increases gun sales
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Nation-wide, gun sales are shooting through the roof. Certainly, hunting season has something to do with it, but local gun-shop owners suggest that the recent election may be influencing gun sales as well." ...

"Why the sudden appeal of arms?"

"'People are afraid they're going to put the ban back in,' the Randy's employee said."

"According to factcheck.org, Barack Obama intends to 'revive and make permanent' the ban that expired in 2004, which outlawed 19 kinds of semi-automatic weapons."

"Controversy over President-elect Barack Obama's stance on Second Amendment rights continue to circulate as conflicting points are made by both sides." ...
 

Bracko and the gats
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"You can't buy an AR-15 at Just Guns on Harford Road in Parkville. The store just doesn't have them."

"'Sales are going very well,' said Patrick Loughlin, who works at the gun store. 'Sales are going so well some items are now virtually unavailable.'"

"The AR-15, a semiautomatic rifle gun owners can buy that's similar to the fully automatic M-16 used by the military, is one of the weapons that are now out of stock. The run on the gats happened the day after Nov. 4, 2008 ..."

"Loughlin said some of those buying the AR-15 rifles specifically mentioned Obama’s election as the reason they were stocking up on the weapons."

"'A lot of people ... they're afraid a lot of the ... Clinton junk is gonna come back,' Loughlin said." ...
 

AK: Homeowner opens fire on intruder
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A homeowner interrupting a burglary in progress late last week morning opened fire on the intruder as the burglar approached him and his wife, Alaska State Troopers said."

"The burglar was not hit by the shots but did sustain minor injuries when he 'went through the window' while fleeing the home, troopers said. Responding officers brought in a dog and tracked down a suspect, Bowen Alexander, 18, a short distance from the home, troopers said."

"Troopers say Alexander had been drinking when he crashed his vehicle, broke into a home and entered the homeowner's vehicle. For reasons that were not immediately clear, Alexander then fled to the neighboring home, where the homeowner shot at him, troopers said. " ...
 

Learn to use a gun; police can't protect us
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Let's assume for a moment that the gun control folks have succeeded in the elimination of all guns from our society. These basics would still be true."

"This would still be a violent world."

"There are people who have chosen for whatever reason to be criminals. They glory in breaking laws, and they take great pleasure in intimidating and violating people who they perceive as weaker than them." ...

"It is unreasonable to expect the police to protect you from these crimes. Most of them take place in a few seconds or maybe a couple of minutes. At best the police are several minutes away."

"If you are going to be protected ... either you or some other law-abiding citizen is going to have to do something." ...
 

Securing the Homeland with HopeandChange
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The HopeandChange™ Anti-Gun Dream Team keeps getting bigger and 'better,' with the newest addition being Arizona's Governor Janet Napolitano as the next Secretary of Homeland Security. What's her stance on guns?"

"Well, in 2007, she vetoed Arizona SB 1302, which would have made Arizona's 'Stand Your Ground' law retroactive. This could have made the difference for Harold Fish, who is serving a prison sentence for second degree murder ... Napolitano said that her veto came out of concerns that reopening all the cases that could be affected by the change in law would overburden the court system. That makes sense--we certainly wouldn't want to give innocent people a chance to get out of prison if doing so would be inconvenient." ...
 

Gun law gets its day in court
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A lawyer who represents the National Rifle Association represented Oklahoma's governor and attorney general Wednesday in support of a controversial state gun-rights law."

"The law requires employers to allow workers to have guns in locked vehicles where they work. It was struck down 13 months ago ..."

"In arguments Wednesday at the federal appeals court in Denver, lawyer Charles Cooper argued on behalf of Gov. Brad Henry and Attorney General Drew Edmondson that Kern was wrong." ...

"Tulsa attorney Steven Broussard, on behalf of ConocoPhillips and other employers, argued the law requires employers to allow anyone — not just employees — onto workplace property with guns locked in their vehicles." ...
 

GA: Guns on campus?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Senators in the Student Government Association are having their own discussion about the right to bear arms. The argument is between those who believe people who have licenses for concealed weapons should be able to carry arms on campus and those who disagree. SGA hopes to reach a census and gather opinions from both for and against the issue to recommend to the Georgia Legislature."

"The debate was sparked by Georgia House Bill 89, which regards carrying concealed arms in extended public places but does not yet extend to college campuses. The council is still considering adding a provision allowing those licensed individuals to carry concealed arms on campuses." ...
 

Armed Political Correctness
Submitted by: Larry

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... "... Yesterday we had our brigade level equal opportunity inspection. ... I and others do have mixed feelings about the EO program; it has both improved understanding within the ranks, but has also, for example, defined as 'hate-symbols' common designs like the Presbyterian cross or the Islamic crescent. The inspection included a 'focus group session' where a number of staff officers were interviewed in a group session. While most of the questions were straight forward and professional, I was taken about when the inspectors asked if anyone had been upset about the race of President-elect Obama. While racial prejudice is unacceptable, I can't imagine the inspectors asking a similar question about McCain, or any of the other presidential candidates." ...
 

BATFE Loses in Court Again
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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It was a tough fight, but the Elliot family's American spirit and a true grit won the day. We encourage you to listen to our latest Talkin' to America interview with Leonard Elliot and learn more about protecting yourself against the 'GovCrims'.
JPFO gets a first-hand account of the Bacon Creek Gun Shop outrage.

I'm listening to the interview as I post.
 

CA: Sheriff Hutchens' target: gun rights
Submitted by: John Jorgensen/GS2AC
Website: http://www.gs2ac.com

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"It's a sad day when a county sheriff shows as much disdain for individual liberties as Sheriff Sandra Hutchens has shown in her pursuit of ham-fisted policies regarding concealed-carry permits for firearms. On Tuesday, the board of supervisors voted unanimously to call on the sheriff to loosen up her policies and allow wider latitude in granting permits to residents who say they need the permits."

"Although Sheriff Hutchens was appointed by the board six months ago, she is under no obligation to follow the new instructions. At least the board spoke out on behalf of the gun-rights-supporting public, as more than 80 activists spoke out against the sheriff's policies during the board meeting. ..." ...
 

FL: Avon Park Officer Arrested For Misconduct
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"An Avon Park police officer was arrested Wednesday by agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Sebring field office in reference to police misconduct."

"Adam Wayne Willis, 30, was taken into custody following a lengthy investigation by FDLE for misconduct, according to Chief Matt Doughney. He was charged with first-degree armed burglary and grand theft of more than $300 but less than $5,000." ...
 

MD: Files show Md. police watched variety of activists
Submitted by: motoboy

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"Surveillance of anti-death penalty protesters and other activists by the Maryland State Police was broader and went on longer than previously disclosed, according to files that were turned over by police to dozens of activists who were improperly labeled as terrorists."

"The files revealed that those labeled as terrorists included environmentalists, peace activists, animal rights activists and some people who have never participated in protests in Maryland." ...

"It's unclear whether the activists ended up on a national terror watch list as a result of being labeled terrorists. ..." ...
 

WV: State Troopers say quotas hamper efficiency
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"Some state troopers believe their evaluations are influenced by the number of traffic tickets they write and complain that the practice could have adverse effects on public safety."

"A recent survey conducted by the state Legislative Auditor's Office found that a number of troopers - 23 percent - said they operated under an unofficial quota of 'contacts' with the public."

"... for each traffic ticket or warning issued, the trooper gets one point towards the quota."

"The same goes with a felony arrest. The trooper gets one point ..."

"Some troopers say that while there was nothing in writing, the pervasive understanding was that they were to make at least 100 contacts every month." ...
 

WV: East Bank officer fired
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"An East Bank police officer who admitted to using a Taser on a pregnant 18-year-old and a town firefighter has been fired, said town Mayor Chuck Blair." ...

"Sgt. Steve Smith was fired for the Taser incidents on the advice of the town's attorney John Mitchell Sr., Blair said."

"... Mitchell told Blair that Smith could be fired outright because he hadn't been an officer for more than a year and was still on probation." ...

"In September, Candice White, 18, told the Council she was sitting on her porch when Smith, a friend of her mother's at the time, showed up."

"'He was just playing around. He [used the Taser] on my leg three times, then again. It left star marks on my body,' White said at the meeting." ...
 

FL: Deputy Takes Man's Xbox During Traffic Stop
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Orange County Sheriff's Office is trying to explain why a deputy walked off with someone else's Xbox following a traffic stop. The owner says he was in a car that got pulled over at Silver Star and Hiawassee roads for speeding, but instead of issuing a speeding ticket the deputy took his Xbox."

"The owner showed up with the original box and receipt to claim his Xbox, but when deputies looked for it they couldn't find it in the evidence room."

"Orange County deputies stopped Kenyatta Hillman and his friend on Friday afternoon for speeding. When deputies pulled them over, they searched the car because they said they smelled marijuana. They didn't find any drugs, but found an Xbox with eight games." ...
 

UK-Australia Gun Ban - Will we let it happen here? (Video Link)
Submitted by: Mile66

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"I never thought that it would come to this, no I didn't"

"Hey, we had enough, our way of life is threatened"...
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Submitter's Note: An oldie, but for us (if we allow it), could be a preview of things to come. Silence, inaction and most importantly, disunity, is what can make us lose this battle.
 

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