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Guns and Ammo Deter Tyranny
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"You may have noticed the many articles detailing the big run-up in the sale of guns and ammunition since the November elections. Apparently gun owners are concerned that President-elect Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress will enact bans on semi-automatic weapons and ammo."

"Of course, that begs the question: What do they need all these weapons and ammunition for?"

"Well, one reason for the increase in demand might be simply the forbidden-fruit concept. Once government makes something illegal, it becomes more attractive to some people to have it."

"Another possible reason is the fear of civil unrest. If such were to happen, people with guns would have the ability to deter marauding criminal gangs ..." ...
 

Just Like Cleveland
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://waronguns.blogspot.com

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"Having others want to emulate you can be a good thing. It means they admire you or what you do, and want to be like you."

"So who'da thunk Denver, of all places, would want to be just like Cleveland? Except in this case, well, you'll see:"
"Simmons said a local basketball coach who asked not be named gave $100 for the program. More community support is needed, he said, pointing to a Nov. 22 gun buyback program in Cleveland that collected more than 300 guns." ...
 

Serial Numbers on Ammo, or Bullets?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"During the past week the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) ... has received inquires concerning state legislation that would require the serialization of ammunition on a mass production basis."

"Bullet serialization -- the process by which each individual round of ammunition is identified and marked with a laser engraved serial number -- is not feasible from a practical standpoint and any legislation mandating such action could rightfully be considered a de facto ban on ammunition."

"While legislation has been introduced in more than 20 states, NSSF has successfully defeated all of these bills. NSSF will continue to closely monitor state or federal legislation to require bullet serialization ..." ...
 

You Have No Right To Say I Can't Own One More Gun
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The other day at work I got into a discussion with a woman about firearms. It all began when I mentioned that I intend to buy a new pistol. This person told me that I shouldn't buy another gun, in fact nobody should have any guns because guns kill too many people in this country." ...

"It seems as though some people think that everyone who owns a firearm is going to go out and kill someone, therefore all guns should be banned to save lives. ..."

"The preponderance of guns does not equal firearm deaths, lack of morals and regard for human life does. The lack of morals on some peoples part is not legal grounds for infringing upon the rights of those who do respect life and the law. ..." ...
 

Why the NRA may be America's only hope
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Five years ago, I was not a gun rights supporter. I was not an NRA member. I didn't even own a gun."

"In fact, I bought into the common notion, nurtured by nanny state zealots and perpetuated by the media and Hollywood, that guns are bad. And except for the police and military, only bad people have guns."

"Boy was I wrong."

"Want to know what changed my mind? I went to see Michael Moore's 'Bowling for Columbine.' I thought it was funny. But I also thought it was dishonest."

"What did I do? I challenged my own ideas and *gasp* signed up for a basic pistol class at a nearby shooting range. ..."

"The result? I immediately realized all those things I thought I knew about guns were utter nonsense." ...
 

Firearms Industry Launches Blog to Address Inaccuracies Surrounding Firearms
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) ... has launched a blog aimed at hunting down and correcting inaccuracies about firearms and the firearms industry. The blog, titled 'Aiming for Accuracy,' is updated regularly with news, links and other helpful resources designed to promote accurate communications about firearms issues in the media, among bloggers and with all firearms enthusiasts."

"'Tomorrow is here,' said NSSF President Stephen L. Sanetti. 'In order to fully represent one of the oldest industries in the world, it is incumbent upon NSSF to utilize new communications tools. ...'" ...
 

It's not race
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Barack Obama's short bio includes votes for any type of gun control that should happen to come down the pike. He will not support the Second Amendment, despite what he says to get elected. He has supported a ban on handguns, concealed permits and assault weapons, whatever they are, and a 500 percent tax on ammunition."

"He does not like Bible-quoting, gun-toting conservatives like me. He wants to share what little wealth I have with others. ..."

"As much as Tamara Dietrich and many others would like to link it, I do not think my dislike of President-elect Obama has anything to do with racism. I will support the president with my tax dollars, and my life if necessary, but I do not have to like him." ...
 

Charter Arms' New Rimless Revolver
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Charter Arms announces the Charter Arms Rimless Revolver (CARR) a revolutionary new rimless revolver for popular semi-auto cartridges."

"From the press release:"

"Available Calibers: Charter Arms will first offer the .40 S&W chambering, followed quickly by the .45ACP and 9×19 mm Parabellum (the 9mm Parabellum revolver will also chamber factory .380ACP). All three of Charter Arms’ Rimless Revolvers (9mm, .40 and .45) are rated for higher velocity +P loadings."

The advantage is now the average gun owner can own an affordable, trouble-free revolver chambered in these popular semi-auto rounds without the need for specialized ammunition clips and a specialized gun." ...
 

Smith & Wesson Fills Orders for M&P Series Polymer Pistols
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
Website: http://www.rpa-pac.org

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"Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation ... announced today that it has recently filled orders from three state agencies for duty firearms for its Military & Police (M&P) Pistol Series. Smith & Wesson has filled an order from the Washington Department of Corrections for 500 M&P pistols chambered in 9mm. In addition, the company also recently shipped 555 M&P357 pistols to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Services, as well as 100 M&P45 pistols to the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigations. Each of the three agencies converted to the M&P pistols from non-Smith & Wesson firearms." ...
 

Politics of Gun Prevention Shifting to the Middle
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
Website: http://www.rpa-pac.org

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"Earlier this week we released the results of a poll on the gun issue, taken by the prominent Penn, Schoen & Berland firm, of 1,083 confirmed Election Day voters."

"Before discussing the responses that may come as a surprise to some, I wanted to highlight the analysis of Rob Green, a principal at PSB, who evaluated the new political status of gun violence prevention after this election:"

"'These findings suggest that sensible gun legislation provides a unique opportunity for the new Administration to build a bridge to moderate voters in both parties. It is no longer plausible for opponents of gun legislation to assert that gun laws will somehow lead to a total gun ban.'" ...
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KABA Note: If it's 'no longer plausible' Paul, does the title of your piece call for 'gun prevention' ?
 

Why gun owners are running scared
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"When deer hunting season opens this weekend, Wisconsin's poor deer hunters are going to be at even more of a disadvantage than usual in their annual attempt to match wits with highly intelligent animals."

"This year, deer hunters are going to be burdened by carrying heaping armloads of guns into the woods with them."

"Deer hunters and other gun lovers have been absolutely terrified ever since Nov. 4 that President-elect Barack Obama is going to swoop down on their homes and confiscate all their guns."

"In a panic, thousands of gun owners have raced to their nearest gun dealers to stock up on handguns, semi-automatic assault weapons and enough ammo to level the entire state of Wisconsin." ...
 

MD: Tougher gun laws can save kids' lives
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The recent profusion of headlines exposing the prevalence of homicide in Baltimore are a jarring wake-up call regarding our need for more effective gun-control laws ..."

"There is, granted, more to each of these stories than the ultimate tragedies, and homicide is a reflection of deeper shortcomings in Baltimore society: poverty, poor schools and drug addiction, to name a few. However, lax gun laws are an invitation to violence, and tightening restrictions on guns would be the best immediate improvement we could make to the situation."

"As a high school student in Towson, I find it upsetting that, just a few miles away, shootings are an unsurprising fact of life for my peers." ...
 

MS: Man shot trying to steal SUV
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Jackson police said the property owner who fatally shot a burglary suspect Saturday night had a right to pull the trigger under the Castle Doctrine."

"Brandon Lenard, 20, of Jackson was shot ... after he allegedly broke into a Cadillac Escalade parked in front, police said."

"Police spokesman Lt. Jeffery Scott said no charges will be filed against the owner of the SUV, whose name was not released."

"When the police investigation is complete, the findings will be turned over to a Hinds County grand jury, Scott said."

"Lenard is the fifth burglary or robbery suspect to be shot to death in Jackson by a homeowner, property owner or store employee since the Castle Doctrine law took effect in 2006." ...
 

FL: Father Shoots Neighbor's Pit Bull
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"A local father shot and killed a neighbor's pit bull. The dog was loose and had followed a child into the dad's home."

"Law enforcement says no one will face charges because of the incident-- not the father for shooting the dog in front of children, nor the pit bull's owner for letting the dog get out." ...

"... At least two girls were meeting at the Martin home for a ride to school. The pit bull followed one girl into the house and bit Martin's beagle. Martin first tried to scare away the pit bull with a BB gun, but the dog returned, reportedly growling at the children. Martin took out his .9 mm[sic] gun and shot the pit bull. The dog then ran down the street and died." ...
 

SC: Intruder shot while entering house
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"A man who was at home when someone tried to break into his residence on Monday apparently shot the burglar as he was coming through a bedroom window ..."

"Colleton County deputies arrived about 9:30 a.m. ... and learned that the homeowner had fired his gun at someone coming in the window but found no suspects on the property. They later got a call from a woman nearby who said her 15-year-old grandson had been shot ..."

"The boy was taken to Colleton County Regional Medical Center, treated and taken to jail, Malone said. He and a 16-year-old boy and an adult were all charged with second-degree burglary, the sheriff said."

"Malone identified the adult as as Larry Speaks, 20, of Green Pond."
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KABA Note: Alas, another 'child victim' of gun violence for the Bradys to crow over.
 

OH: Teen shoots burglar
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A 15-year-old shot a burglar late Friday night after the burglar and two cohorts broke into the teen's West Side home ..."

"The teenager and his 14-year-old brother were home alone when three men came to the house ..." ...

"When the boys refused to let the men in the house, one of the men took the butt of a shotgun and smashed the window out of the front door ..."

"That's when the older boy ran upstairs to retrieve his father's handgun ..."

"In the meantime, the intruders told the younger teen they would kill both of them if he didn’t open the door ..." ...

"... the 15-year-old came down the stairs and shot one of the intruders in the leg. The men then took off." ...
 

KS: Son Shoots Ex-Stepdad To Protect Her, Mom Says
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A teen took aim with a gun, his mother said, but it was the shooting victim who was in trouble with the law Friday night."

"The teenager's mother, who was caught in the middle, said her son pulled the trigger and shot her ex-husband to save her." ...

"'He started ranting and raving, and I told him he needed to leave and go home, and he got mad,' the woman said."

"The woman said her ex-husband had been abusive many times before, so she divorced him two years ago."

"But at 2:30 a.m., he suddenly barged into her home. She said he pulled out a knife and dragged her into the front yard, and that was when she said her son grabbed a gun from the house and pulled the trigger, hitting his ex-stepfather in the stomach." ...
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Submitter's Note: And if this had happened in California, the mother would be facing 3 years in prison for "criminal storage of a firearm of the first degree".
 

VT: North Hero Burglary Suspect Arrested
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Police say they've arrested the burglar who was shot at by a homeowner Monday in North Hero. It turns out the suspect is a career burglar who is well-known to the police ..." ...

"Police say Edson was arrested sitting outside his mother-in-law's apartment in Burlington. The arrest came less than 20 hours after police say Edson broke into two homes in North Hero for burglaries. But he made a big mistake in the second house when the homeowner caught him red-handed."

"'The homeowner went to his residence, had a handgun, entered his residence, and confronted a male subject that was in his residence, and the homeowner fired two rounds from his handgun as the subject fled the area,' [Vt. State Police Sgt.] Cooper said." ...
 

TN: 69-Year-Old Shoots Home Intruder
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Metro police said the victim of a home invasion turned the tides on his intruder." ...

"To a thief, Lewis may look like an easy target. On Sunday, the 69-year-old Air Force veteran shot a hole through that reputation." ...

"'So he started kicking on the door. He made more noise than anybody I've ever dreamed of trying to break into a house,' he said."

"What he saw was a man holding a flashlight and a pickax."

"Lewis was packing a 357 pistol."

"'... I had it cocked. It had a hair trigger and I touched it and it went off,' he said."

"The bullet hit suspect Jerry Watson in the leg."

"Police said Watson, who has a lengthy criminal history, limped to the home next door and lost consciousness." ...
 

IL: R. Kelly's nephew charged in barber shop robbery, shooting
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Bond was set at $200,000 Friday for R & B singer R. Kelly’s teenage nephew who allegedly tried to rob a barber shop but was shot by the owner earlier this month." ...

"The victim told police a male subject came in for a hair cut and afterwards pulled a gun and demanded the victim’s jewelry and money. The robber told the victim --reportedly the shop owner -- to place the items in a plastic bag and the victim complied, police said."

"As the victim handed the suspect the bag he grabbed his own weapon, but the suspect fired at him. The victim then shot at the suspect, who fled northbound on Burnham. The victim told police he believed he shot the suspect." ...
 

PA: Robber shot by would-be victim with concealed handgun
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"An armed robber who tried to stick up a New Castle area man was shot himself when his would-be victim pulled out his own gun and fired at him."

"The gunshot victim later reported to police that he was shot during a robbery that went awry."

"New Castle County police spokesman Cpl. Trinidad Navarro said the holdup happened at 5:45 p.m. Monday in the first block of Chesterfield Drive in Garfield Park."

"A 37-year-old man told officers that he was taking items out of his car when two men walked up to him and stuck an object in his side and attempted to rob him."

"The victim said he thought the assailants were going to shoot him, so he pulled out his own 9 mm handgun and fired one round at the suspects." ...
 

Disarming the Obama Administration
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
Website: http://www.rpa-pac.org

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"Every president-elect vets his incoming staff and usually that vetting begins with a lengthy questionnaire. But one question asked on Barack Obama's questionnaire is raising hackles among gun owners and fans of the Second Amendment. Question No. 59 begins: 'Do you or any members of your immediate family own a gun?'"

"The questionnaire ... [then] asks: 'Has the registration ever lapsed? Please also describe how and by whom it is used and whether it has been the cause of any personal injuries or property damage.'"

"South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint believes the incoming administration is biased against gun owners in its hiring. 'The questionnaire already seeks information about illegal activity so there is no reason to ask this question ...'" ...
 

PA: Litigation likely on weapons measure
Submitted by: West Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc.
Website: http://www.wvcdl.org/

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"If your gun goes missing, you'd better report it, a Pittsburgh City Council majority declared yesterday in approving a measure designed to keep firearms from criminals, but also likely to keep lawyers busy."

"Council's legislation requires owners of lost or stolen guns to report that to police within 24 hours or face fines and possible imprisonment."

"If it wins final approval next week and is ever enforced, it will likely end up in court, said Councilman Bruce Kraus, one of its authors. He welcomed the court fight."

"'We know what we're doing is activism,' he said. 'It's what we intended to do.'"

"Council's initial vote was 6-1, meaning the measure has enough support to overcome a veto. ..." ...
 

PA: Pittsburgh gun-reporting bill clears 1st hurdle
Submitted by: West Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc.
Website: http://www.wvcdl.org/

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"Pittsburgh City Council gave preliminary approval Monday to legislation that would penalize gun owners who don't report lost or stolen guns within 24 hours."

"Council voted 6-1 in favor of the bill panned by the [NRA] but embraced by gun control groups including CeaseFire PA."

"The legislation is intended to deter gun 'straw purchasers' -- people with clean criminal records who sell weapons to criminals. Anyone who fails to report a lost or stolen gun within a day of realizing it's gone would be fined up to $500 on the first offense and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine or to serve 90 days in jail for repeat offenses." ...

"A final vote is set for Dec. 2. The bill ... [is] likely to face legal challenges." ...
 

PA: Trigger unhappy: Council should take a shot at this stolen gun bill
Submitted by: West Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc.
Website: http://www.wvcdl.org/

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"Pittsburgh City Council last week heard persuasive evidence offered by Police Chief Nate Harper and one of his detectives that a proposed bill requiring gun owners to report thefts of their firearms would help in keeping guns out of the hands of criminals. But council also heard the city's Law Department say the proposed law is unenforceable."

"What to do? Assistant Solicitor Michael Kennedy might be proved right in his assertion in that state law limits what local governments like Pittsburgh's can do. ..."

"While the issue is not settled, we think City Council should press the point because this proposed law would serve an important public purpose and infringe the constitutional rights of no one. ..." ...
 

TX: Sansom Park police write 'tickets for tots'
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"Police officers in Sansom Park, Texas, will spread some holiday cheer to drivers who may have been naughty."

"For the next month and depending on what they've done, some of the drivers pulled over in the Fort Worth suburb won't be getting a normal ticket. Instead, Officer Daniel Martinez says they'll be given a 'ticket for tots,' which encourages drivers to drop off a $10 toy at the Sansom Park police station."

"Martinez tells Dallas-Fort Worth television station KTVT that in the low-income community 'a lot of the kids are not going to have a Christmas at all.'"

"Drivers won't be required to follow through on the donation, but police hope that if they're given a break, they'll return the kindness." ...
 

State swindle 'for tots'
Submitted by: Larry

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"When I heard this story on NPR last night, it was told as a feel-good holiday piece. I would like to believe that you don't have to be super-intelligent, nor do you have to be an anti-state libertarian to understand that this is extortion, and it is oppressive. The cops in Sansom Park, TX are pulling over motorists for alleged moving violations and giving them a 'ticket for tots' as opposed to a *real* ticket. This is called 'spreading holiday cheer.' Now of course, the purpose of this is not to steer clear of giving people tickets, but to pull over as many people as possible in order to impress upon them the need for a 'donation' to the police toy fund. ..."
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KABA Note: You can't please everybody . . .
 

Where Baby-killers Go When They Retire
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"For those of you who recall Ruby Ridge and Waco, Lon Horiuchi needs no introduction. He took the shot that killed Mrs. Weaver while she was holding her 10 month old baby and was a sniper at Waco with the FBI's Hostage Roasting Team."

"Now we know where baby-killers go to retire: Rapid City, South Dakota."

"We also know who they go to work for: H-T Precision, a rifle manufacturer. Go here to see the advertisement pimping H-T Precision's products, signed by none other than 'I swear I didn't know it was her when I killed her' Horiuchi, who is listed as the company's 'FBI Program Manager.' Well, of course, what else would he be? The link:"

"http://www.awrm.org/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=21;t=003547;p=0"
 

OH: Cincinnati Police Officer Charged For Fake Report
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A Cincinnati Police officer found herself on the other side of the law following an indictment this week." ...

"According to police documents, Officer Vinnie Edwards was charged by her own department Tuesday after a warrant was issued for her."

"The Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office tells 9News Edwards was indicted on Monday for allegedly falsifying an accident report after her car was struck by a grocery cart in a Kroger parking lot."

"Officials also say that, in order for Edwards to obtain the information she needed in the false report, she had to access a police computer without authorization."

"Edwards is facing three charges including tampering with records, unauthorized use of property and forgery." ...
 

FL: New Details Involving Police Officer Charged in Attack
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"An arrest report reveals new details surrounding the alleged sexual assault last month by Riviera Beach Police officer Maurice Morris." ...

"It says Officer Morris had pulled over a female driver in Riviera Beach on on Blue Heron Boulevard October 21. He wrote her two tickets for running a red light and driving on a suspended license."

He told her he could arrest her and have her car towed, but she pleaded with him not to. So Officer Morris offered to follow her to her apartment ... Once they got there, Morris ... told the woman he needed to talk to her inside her apartment ..."

"Morris then sat on the couch and told the woman that quote: '...he would take care of the tickets if she let him perform oral sex on her.'" ...
 

AK: Former officer arrested on homebrew charges
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"A man who had long enforced anti-booze laws in a dry Northwest Alaska village was arrested and charged earlier this month after investigators found a big stash of homebrew — and plenty of stuff to make more — in his house."

"Alaska State Troopers charged Richard Mashburn, 52, and wife, Lydia Mashburn, 51, both of Selawik, with two felony counts each of manufacturing homebrew and two more felony counts each of intent to sell without a license."

"Residents in the village of 830 had voiced suspicions about the Mashburns to troopers at community meetings called this year to address the need for a new village public safety officer ..." ...
 

TX: BPD Chief Denies New Allegations From Internal Police Report
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"The wife of Bryan Police Chief Tyrone Morrow claims the chief abused her in the past, according to an internal police report ..."

"Chief Morrow is on administrative leave pending an investigation into a weekend domestic dispute."

"According to the report, Cindy Morrow told officers who responded to the Morrow home Sunday morning, that there had been prior assaults, including one in February in which Chief Morrow broke her nose and gave her two black eyes."

"She said she didn't pursue anything at the time because she wanted to protect her husband's job ..."

"Chief Morrow responded to the allegations Tuesday evening telling News Three that the incident his wife claimed occurred in February, never happened." ...
 

Italy: Gun disguised as a mobile phone is seized by police
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"A gun disguised as a mobile phone has been seized by police."

"The weapon, which is black with a dummy screen, was discovered by Italian police during a raid on a mafia gang."

"It can hold four .22 calibre rounds, contained beneath the display."

"The phone is transformed into a gun by sliding the keypad section."

"It is fired by pressing one of the keys, with the antenna acting as the gun barrel[sic]."

"A police spokesman said: 'This is the first time such a weapon has been seized and shows the sophistication that the crime syndicates are turning to.'" ...
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KABA Note: According to this, they have been around for eight years.
 

Guns! Guns! Guns!: Assault rifles, high-capacity magazines flying off local shelves following election
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Jeff Bussell of Brush Mountain Outfitters said he isn't a fan of Barack Obama's position on gun control, but at least for now, Obama's been good for Bussell's business."

"Bussell said the firearm sales at his shop tripled since the Democratic senator from Illinois was elected ... Two other local gun shop owners approached by the Odessa American reported similar rushes on guns, especially assault rifles and high-capacity magazines, which are capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition. ..." ...

"The local shops are reporting the same trend seen ... throughout the country. Numerous reports from places between Phoenix and Maine show gun sales shooting through the roof since the final weeks before the election." ...
 

VA: Shop owners: Gun sales up since election
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Sales of firearms have increased since Barack Obama was elected president, some local gun shop owners say."

"'They are up dramatically,' said Bill Randolph, owner of Stonewall Firearms on Valley Avenue."

"He began to see a spike in gun purchases a few weeks ago, and sales have remained consistently high."

"'It's definitely because of the election,' Randolph said. 'There's a real concern about what [firearms] will be available.'"

"He said his customers ... have expressed concern that Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress will move to restrict firearm ownership."

"'You don't know what's going to happen,' Randolph said. 'If you want it, you better get it now.'" ...
 

TX: Obama victory prompts US gun rush
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
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"In a quiet side street not far from where the Texas freeway system knits the sprawling suburbs of Houston into something like a city centre, business is booming at the Top Gun shooting range."

"Recession is not biting here ... as it is in the rest of the United States - but that is not the only reason why it is difficult to find a parking space outside Top Gun towards the end of the working day."

"America's gun owners are worried that the incoming Obama administration, which is coming to power offering hope and change, is going to mean something rather different for them - restriction and regulation."

"So they are rushing to buy certain types of weapons in the dying weeks of the Bush years." ...
 

AL: Rush to buy guns well justified
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Carole Tindoll Weldon says that the recent rush to buy guns is senseless. She characterizes as a vicious lie the assertion that Obama is against the Second Amendment, adding a heartbeat later that he only wants to 'get the assault weapons off the street.'"

"It is characteristic of the leftist anti-firearms crowd that they try to win the argument before they begin by redefining the terms."

"An assault weapon in their parlance morphs from a military machine gun to a civilian semi-automatic rifle that merely looks like one. And the much touted 'gun show loophole' is in fact the seizure of power by the federal government over all private firearms transactions, no matter how petty." ...
 

SC: SC's Black Friday offers tax-free guns for all
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
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"TVs and laptops won't be the only hot items in South Carolina this Black Friday. The state is offering an unusual perk to shoppers: no sales tax on handguns, rifles and shotguns."

"The so-called "Second Amendment Weekend" is thanks to a little-debated amendment legislators tacked on this summer to a tax break for energy-efficient appliances."

"While the energy-efficiency measure doesn't go into effect until next year, on Friday and Saturday gun buyers won't have to pay state and local sales taxes that can total 8 percent. Taxes still apply to ammunition and accessories." ...
 

SC: Celebrate the 2nd Amendment! Tax FREE!
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"South Carolina will waive the state’s sales and use tax on purchases of handguns, rifles and shotguns during the first annual Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday Nov. 28 – 29."

"The 48-hour tax break on firearm purchases begins at 12:01 a.m. Nov. 28 and continues through midnight Nov. 29. The tax exemption also applies to any local sales and use tax."

"The tax break does not apply to accessories such as ammunition, black powder, holsters, archery supplies and similar items. It also does not apply to the sale of antique or collectible handguns or handguns that do not fire a fixed cartridge." ...
 

UK: London 2012 Shooting Venue Could Be Moved
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"The London Evening Standard reports General Sir Richard Dannatt, the chief of the army's general staff, has come out against plans for the shooting venue at the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games to be Woolwich Barracks."

"He said the army has an 'operational requirement' for the barracks which precludes their use as an Olympic site. Woolwich has become busier since London was awarded the Games in 2005, since other London garrisons have closed."

"... It is also strongly opposed by the [NRA] and by British shooting, the sports governing body, which is concerned that the venue will leave no permanent legacy. British Shooting reportedly wants to move the event back to ... the original venue in London's Olympic bid." ...
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
For, in principle, there is no difference between a law prohibiting the wearing of concealed arms, and a law forbidding the wearing such as are exposed; and if the former be unconstitutional, the latter must be so likewise. But it should not be forgotten, that it is not only a part of the right that is secured by the constitution; it is the right entire and complete, as it existed at the adoption of the constitution; and if any portion of that right be impaired, immaterial how small the part may be, and immaterial the order of time at which it be done, it is equally forbidden by the constitution. [Bliss vs. Commonwealth, 12 Ky. (2 Litt.) 90, at 92, and 93, 13 Am. Dec. 251 (1822)

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