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You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://waronguns.blogspot.com

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"Tell me that's not a worthwhile program, one that not only helps those less fortunate at a time when most of us are giving thanks for our blessings, but also one that does much to reverse a negative stereotype of gun owners and hunters promulgated by those who would like to end both gun-owning and hunting.

"So what would this time of year be without a Grinch?"
 

Obama threatens citizens' Second Amendment rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"... Presently, the right to bear arms is being threatened by Barack Obama."

"A firearm is a tool ... and unless it is used with the intention of harming another individual, it remains a tool."

"For 15 years, Rich Pearson has served in the Illinois state capitol as the chief lobbyist for the Illinois State Rifle Association. He lobbied Obama extensively while he was a senator. Pearson said, 'Although Obama claims to be an advocate for the Second Amendment, his voting record in the Illinois Senate paints a very different picture.' While in the Senate, Obama voted for a bill that would ban nearly every hunting rifle, shotgun and target rifle owned by Illinois citizens. ..." ...
 

With Obama's election, is the Second Amendment: UNDER THE GUN?
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
Website: http://www.rpa-pac.org

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"The results of the presidential election on Nov. 4 meant different things to different people, but to many people across the nation and closer to home, Barack Obama's election meant one thing -- their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms was at stake."

"The message on the homepage of an assault rifle manufacturer's Web site, Atlantic Firearms, says it all: 'Please Note: Due to the Current Political Change all items we carry are in high demand and short supply!' The owners of Alamance County stores Handgunners Inc. and Brian's Gun and Tackle have seen this mindset firsthand. Mike Hinshaw of Handgunners said he sold 10 assault rifles in four hours on the day of the election." ...
 

Is Owning a Gun More or Less Embarrassing Than Hiring an Illegal Alien?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Is it significant that the 63 questions would-be Obama appointees have to answer include a query about gun ownership? ..." ...

"Some Second Amendment advocates have taken offense at this question, which appears to be unprecedented and which they think reflects Obama's lack of enthusiasm for gun rights. But an Obama aide told Politico 'the intent of the gun question is to determine legal permitting.' In other words ... the question about firearms does not mean gun owners are automatically disqualified. Obama's transition team just wants to make sure all legal niceties have been observed, so there aren't any embarrassing surprises." ...
 

Gun owners' fears of Obama dead on target
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Contrary to Carole Tindoll Weldon's opinion that the nationwide rush to buy guns following Barack Obama's election was 'senseless,' I find it prudent and only to be expected considering Obama's past voting record on gun related issues."

"In his short time as a U.S. senator, Obama has voted yes on a bill to prosecute people who use guns for self-defense in their own home, yes to the ban of sale of almost all hunting ammunition, and yes to increase taxes on guns and ammo by 500 percent." ...

"Ms. Weldon says that all Obama wants to do is to 'get the assault weapons off the streets.' When a gun grabber says that, it's like the fisherman telling the catfish, 'Don't wiggle so; all I'm going to do is skin you.'" ...
 

Ambidextrous Gunfighting
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Go to any Force on Force class and watch the students. Invariably, you'll find the majority of them get shot in the hands. ..."

"This brings up some interesting needs in training. The majority of shooters spend time training material they already know. Its an ego thing. The majority of shooters are also highly deficient in one handed shooting skills, or in shooting with their less dexterous hand. Let's remember that although firing a pistol with two hands generally yields better result, the weapon was intended to be a one-handed weapon. This leads us to an analysis of Ambidextrous Shooting ..." ...
 

Apparently it's never too early to panic about bang-bangs
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"This is one of the saddest stories you will ever read: 'Barack Obama's election sparks 'panic' among gun owners; CCW permit requests double in Genesee, Shiawassee counties.'" ...

"Obama initially voiced support of Washington DC's handgun ban. Following the Supreme Court decision that the ban was unconstitutional, he revised his position in support of the decision ..."

"After being elected as President, Obama announced that he favors commonsense measures that respect Second Amendment rights, while keeping guns away from children and criminals, that he wants to close the gun-show loophole and make guns childproof, and that he supports reinstating the expired Assault Weapons Ban."
 

Special Forces Get Stealth Robocopter
Submitted by: Larry

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"This month, U.S. Special Forces Command is quietly taking delivery of a radical new drone: the Boeing A160T Hummingbird, which rewrites the rules for helicopters. Thanks to a remarkable piece of design, the Hummingbird can go further, longer, higher – and quieter – than anything else around."

"According to Jane's, 10 Hummingbirds are supposed to be delivered this month ..."

"'The Hummingbird is designed to fly 2,500 nautical miles with endurance in excess of 24 hours and a payload of more than 300 pounds. ...' according to Hummingbird-maker Boeing ... 'It will fly at an estimated top speed of 140 knots at ceilings up to 30,000 feet ..."
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Submitter's Note: How long before the JBTs get these devices for gun control purposes?
 

TX: Homeowner Shoots Intruder Attempting to Break In
Submitted by: JarheadSgt

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"A homeowner got a surprise wakeup call Monday. Gabriel Guzman was in his 59th Street home Monday morning, when he was startled by his doorbell continuously ringing. 'They kept ringing the doorbell and it kind of worried me some so I kind of glanced out the window and I didn't see anything,' said Guzman."

"Guzman kept peering out his windows, and that's when he saw 18-year-old Adrian Hardaway walk towards his backyard. Out of fear Guzman grabbed his gun. 'I opened up the door and yelled at him and I just told him to get away. I looked and he was pointing his gun at me and I had mine and I warned him to get away. I looked again and that's when he had his gun and I thought he was going to shoot me - so I shot him,' said Guzman." ...
 

CA: Scientology guard kills sword-wielding man
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Police have identified the man who was fatally shot by a security guard at the Scientology Celebrity Centre International, located on Franklin Ave. in Hollywood. Surveillance video apparently shows the man confronting church security guards with two large samurai-style swords."

"Police have not figured why the suspect showed up with two samurai swords and began attacking three security guards. One of those guards shot and killed the man, and police said Monday the shooting probably saved many lives." [emphasis added] ...
 

NJ: Church shooting suspect is captured in Georgia
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"A California man accused of driving to New Jersey and fatally shooting his estranged wife and another man inside a church on Sunday has been captured in Georgia."

"Joseph M. Pallipurath was captured around midnight in Monroe, east of Atlanta, said New Jersey district U.S. Marshal James Plousis." ...
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Submitter's Note: Several valuable lessons here:
The futility of "gun control" laws - a maniac drives from one gun control hell to another and kills his wife in a church. (Who could possibly need a gun in church?)
The futility of restraining orders - this one story contains TWO examples.
 

OH: Preying on the Elderly
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In Newark, Ohio, a robber is targeting senior citizens, attacking four times so far."

"According to authorities, the robber is focusing on victims between the ages of 70 and 80, most likely assuming they will be unable to fight back."

"The Newark police have announced a 'safety forum' to be held tonight (Nov 25) at 7:00pm. Hopefully, they will remind Seniors that a firearm is the best defense against a violent home invader. Home invasions happen quickly and without warning, making it vital that your defensive firearm be within reach at all times. There might not be time to run to the bedroom to retrieve it ... A gun in hand is worth two in the guncase!"
 

GA: Madison County gun ordinance swiftly rejected
Submitted by: Pastor Guest
Website: http://www.stepstowardthemark.com

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"Madison County commissioners voted 4-1 Monday night not to enact an ordinance that would have prohibited residents from firing a weapon within 300 feet of a home in the unincorporated areas of the county."

"At least 100 county residents, many of them wearing anti-gun-control stickers, attended the meeting to protest the ordinance. The crowd forced commissioners to move the meeting to the county's courtroom, which still did not accommodate everyone."

"Commissioners would violate not only the Second Amendment, but also the rights of property owners if they approved the firearms ordinance, residents said." ...
 

WA: Seattle's mayor is up in arms about guns
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"Seattle's annual Northwest Folklife Festival is a throwback to the hippie days ..."

"So when 19-year-old Joshua Penaluna felt a sharp pain in his wrist after two men came bursting toward him through the crowd at last May's festival, he assumed he had merely broken a bone as he fell."

"'Then I heard someone say, 'Oh my god, he's been shot,' Penaluna recalled recently."

"... The shootings ... sent Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels on a mission: banning guns on city property ..." ...

"... Last month, the state attorney general's office issued an opinion that Nickels could not legally preempt state law with the handgun ban."

"No matter. The mayor's staff announced Friday that he was proceeding with a public hearing ..." ...
 

Unsafe at any Distance - The Failure of Police Handgun Training
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The New York Police Department (NYPD), and other Police Agencies large and small, issue handguns to Officers for use in protecting the Officers and the public. And each year millions of tax dollars are spent on Agency firearm facilities, firearms, and firearms training."

"The Officers are trained to shoot, but not how to shoot effectively in life threat situations, which is closely akin to sending soldiers into battle with guns but no bullets. And beyond the cost in dollars spent, is the greater cost of Officers injured or killed and the damage done to their families, plus the added costs of: collateral damages, disability pensions, replacements, legal actions, and etc. that flow from this state of affairs." ...
 

TX: Texas trooper arrested with suitcases of cocaine
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A state trooper has been charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine after police said they saw him accept two suitcases full of the drug in a parking lot."

"... Department of Public Safety Trooper Jesus Rafael Larrazolo, 35, made his first appearance in federal court Monday. ... Larrazolo resigned shortly after his arrest Friday."

"Brownsville police and agents from the FBI's Special Investigations Unit saw Larrazolo pull into a Best Buy parking lot next to another vehicle, then take two suitcases from it. Larrazolo was dressed in street clothes but identified himself as a trooper when police approached. He was carrying a gun. There were 26 kilograms of cocaine in the suitcases. ..." ...
 

FL: Riviera Beach police officer arrested
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Riveria Beach officer Maurice Morris has been arrested."

"Officer Morris had been on desk duty after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced against him."

"The West Palm Peach Police Department was looking into whether Morris tore up traffic tickets for a woman, as long as she slept with him, which may have happened following a Barack Obama rally in Lake Worth."

"Morris is accused of pulling the woman over in West Palm Beach."

"A sealed indictment was issued prior to Morris' arrest."

"Morris is facing the following charges according to the Palm Beach County booking blotter:" ...
 

SC: Bring guns, get money
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Give them a working gun, and in return, they'll give you a $100 gift certificate to Wal-Mart. No questions asked, no I.D. required. Drive up, drop off and drive away."

"The Gun Buyback Awareness Program is the latest effort to slow the city's crime, which a recent report ranked as the 10th worst in the nation. ... city residents will be able to drop off guns at three local churches. City officials believe it to be the first such program in the Charleston area."

"'This is not a sting,' Deputy Police Chief Butch Barfield said after a press conference on Monday. 'This is a trust issue.'"

"The buyback is one of many concepts to arise from a community panel that meets monthly to address crime. ..." ...
 

TX: Harris officer charged in love triangle shooting
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A Harris County sheriff's deputy was charged with aggravated assault after a co-worker he suspected of having an affair with his wife was shot and wounded ..."

"Deputy Jorge Figueroa, 39, is accused of shooting James E. Perez, a jailer at the Harris County Jail, in his back while they were outside Figueroa's Needville home ..."

"Investigators learned that Figueroa's wife and Perez were involved in an ongoing relationship, and Perez went to the home that night to see the woman, despite the fact that Figueroa was there ..."

"Figueroa and Perez then fought. As Perez was walking down the front walkway, leaving the home, authorities said Figueroa retrieved a handgun and shot him in the back." ...
 

MA: Correction officer charged with inmate rape
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A 17-year veteran of the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a female inmate at a Boston jail."

"Lt. Thomas Healy, who works as a corrections officer at the Suffolk County House of Correction, turned himself in Tuesday morning."

"The 41-year-old Healy, of Quincy, is charged with rape, indecent assault and battery and having sexual relations with a prisoner as a jail guard. Prosecutors said Healy groped and raped the woman in her cell on Nov. 12."

"Healy was ordered held on $1,500 cash bail following his arraignment Tuesday in Roxbury District Court. He also must have no contact with the alleged victim and to surrender his guns." ...
 

PA: Pistol-packing Pa. soccer mom sues county sheriff
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
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"A Pennsylvania woman sued a sheriff Monday who revoked her concealed-weapons permit after she upset fellow parents by wearing her holstered pistol to her 5-year-old daughter's soccer game."

"Meleanie Hain alleges in the federal lawsuit that Lebanon County Sheriff Michael DeLeo violated her Second Amendment rights and prosecuted her maliciously when he took away her permit in September."

"Hain, 30, successfully appealed the revocation last month ..."

"Hain said Monday that her baby-sitting service has suffered, her children have been harassed, and she has been ostracized by her neighbors ... In one instance, she said, a neighbor who saw her in a local store had the manager ask her to leave because she was carrying her handgun." ...
 

NY: Youngsters with 'airsoft' guns subject to arrest
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
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"Town Police Chief Paul Watzka said Monday that his department will press charges against youngsters caught carrying 'airsoft pistols,' which are capable of firing BBs."

"Watzka said police have responded to several reports recently of youngsters carrying what appeared to be real guns. The calls have come from the Hudson Valley Mall, an apartment complex, and a neighborhood street."

"In all cases, Watzka said, the guns turn out to be the air pistols, which can be purchased at local department stores."

"... the police chief said that after researching state law, he has found that it is illegal for anyone under 16 to carry the pistols. A youngster with one of the pistols could face a misdemeanor weapons possession charge ..."
 

PA: Soccer mom pegs pistol-permit pain: $1M
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"A Lebanon woman yesterday sued a county sheriff who revoked her concealed-weapons permit after she upset fellow parents by wearing her holstered pistol to her 5-year-old daughter's soccer game."

"Meleanie Hain alleges ... that Lebanon County Sheriff Michael DeLeo violated her Second Amendment right to carry a gun and prosecuted her maliciously when he took away her permit ..."

"Hain was joined in the lawsuit by her husband, Scott, who contends that he has lost his wife’s 'companionship, consortium, society and services' as a result of the harm she has suffered."

"They are seeking a judgment in excess of $1 million to cover damages that include emotional distress and financial injury for Hain's lost income and attorney fees." ...
 

NY: Greece Police Officer Charged
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A Greece police officer is facing felony charges for allegedly trading sexual favors in return for letting someone break the law."

"Law enforcement sources tell us that Officer Gary Pignato ... arranged to let a woman get away with a probation violation in exchange for a sexual favor. A grand jury has indicted Pignato on bribery charges, and Monroe County's district attorney is outraged."

"'To me it's very disturbing as a public official,' said Mike Green. 'We're held to a very high standard - we should be held to a very high standard. We take very seriously any allegations of someone who has misused that power, particularly in a way that allegedly violated the criminal laws.'" ...
 

VA: Record Sales at Dulles Gun Show
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
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"Ever since Barack Obama won the presidential election, Dusty Medor’s phone has been ringing off the hook."

"Medor, a soft-spoken bearded gunsmith, runs D & J Gun Repair out of his home in Sterling." ...

"He was one of approximately 250 vendors at 'The Nation’s Gun Show' from Nov. 21 to Nov. 23."

"'That table was completely full when I started,' said Medor on the last afternoon of the event. He pointed to an area of his station where only a handful of handguns were on display. That was all he had left to sell, he said."

"HELD IN Fairfax County every two months, 'The Nation’s Gun Show' is the largest firearms sale in the mid-Atlantic region. The event has always been popular with dealers ..." ...
 

NY: Obama win fires up local gun shops
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"Want to make a killing in an economy hurrying south? Sell guns."

"Starting in October and accelerating with the election of Barack Obama, firearm retailers across the Island followed a national trend by reaping record sales. Although there are no statistics on how many guns have been sold, the FBI during the week of Nov. 3 received more than 374,000 background requests on potential customers from gun shop owners across the country, an increase of almost 49 percent over the same period in 2007."

"Jon Sweezey, owner of The Camp-Site Sport Shop in Huntington Station ... hasn't seen business this brisk since the aftermath of Sept. 11, with October sales up more than 20 percent over October 2007." ...
 

MO: Sikeston gun shops see increase in purchases since Election Day
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Christmas shopping and hunting season typically make this a busy time for gun dealers. This year it's expected to be even busier."

"Gun enthusiasts in the area and nationwide are stocking up on firearms out of fear that the combination of an Obama administration and a Democrat-dominated Congress will result in tough new gun laws."

"'People are afraid that they are not going to be able to buy them in the future, especially the semiautomatic weapons,' said Joe Gooch, owner of Southern Rod and Gun in Sikeston. 'The political conditions are right now to see some gun control issues. Democrats now have control on everything in Washington.'" ...
 

WI: Election triggers gun sales
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"There is a fever right now in sales of guns and ammunition in Wisconsin, said Rick Sommerfelt, president ... a members-only club dedicated to preserving natural resources and promoting shooting sports.

"'Everybody is scared that their gun rights will be taken away,' Sommerfelt said. 'People are afraid of the unknown, and they don't know where gun control laws are going to turn.'"

"Sommerfelt said many gun owners worry President-elect Barack Obama will not look at the Second Amendment in the same way they do."

"Sommerfelt said he has the moral choice of carrying a gun. He said he holds human life very sacred and would like to have a reasonable chance at fighting back if he were in a dangerous situation." ...
 

SC: Gun sales up, despite upcoming no sales tax weekend
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Starting at midnight on Friday, guns will be tax free in South Carolina."

"It's part of the Second Amendment Recognition Act that was passed by the state legislature back in June."

"The deal will last for 48 hours and includes only handguns, rifles and shotguns. Bullets, holsters and other accessories will still be taxed."

"'I've already got people that are putting guns on layaway and then they're going to pay it off Friday or Saturday,' said Chuck Lewis, manager at ATP Gunshop and Range ..."

"Lewis knows his store is going to be packed with people."

"George Bowden, a regular at ATP, ... thinks it's a good deal because if you're buying a $500 gun, you're looking at significant savings." ...
 

Germany: Man with gun under pillow forfeits licence
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"A German man who slept with a loaded revolver under his pillow has lost his gun license after a court ruled it to be irresponsible behavior."

"The 56-year-old was stripped of his license for failing to store the weapon properly, ... judge Torsten Baumgarten told Reuters ..." ...

"Baumgarten said the ruling, which sets a legal precedent in Germany, in effect outlaws sleeping on top of a firearm -- because the owner of the gun is not in control of the weapon and is therefore putting himself and others at risk."

"'Anyone could come along and take the gun away from him, his wife for example,' Baumgarten said. The man, who also owned several other weapons, said he kept the gun under his pillow because he feared burglars."
 

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