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ATF whistleblower website decries disproportionate discrimination complaints
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "'How disturbing is this?' the CUATF moderator posting under the screen name “Doc Holiday” asked, relating that under 'total number of pending EEOC complaints reported end of year 2012,' ATF had 1,362, more than 25 percent out of 4,770 employees, compared to less than one percent for both DEA and the FBI." ...
 

Toby Keith restaurant hypocrisy leaves bad taste in gun owners’ mouths
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "It's instructive that five years after Keith wowed NRA members, he declared himself a supporter of 'the most anti-gun president ever to occupy the Oval Office' in 2008 when he praised Barack Obama, calling him 'the best Democratic candidate we've had since Bill Clinton,' and then honored Obama by performing at his 2009 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo." ...
 

Organizing for Action contest rules show inconsistency of progressive principles
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "And how is someone supposed to prove they are citizens and/or lawful permanent legal residents, anyway? I thought the Obama’s DOJ said requiring proof of that disproportionately violated the civil rights of minorities." ...
 

Illinois gun owners on hold for compliance instructions on private sales
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "... Why the information is not available now, and what the reason is for waiting so long to inform the public have not been stated, but suspecting official indifference or even hostility to gun owner concerns would hardly be without precedent, especially since ISP appears to be doing bare minimum and no gun owner outreach is planned. ..." ...
 

Who Cares How Many Americans Support Universal Background Checks?
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Despite the defeat of new gun control laws on the federal level, the antis are still running around proclaiming 'nine out of 10 American favor universal background checks.' The stat-based kvetch reminds me of nothing so much as that old advertising tag-line 'four out of five dentists recommended sugarless gum for their patients who chew gum.' Like the Trident gum come-on, the UBC claim is an attempt to reframe gun control as a socially acceptable, indeed desirable practice. It most assuredly is not. Americans have a natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. Any law—any law—that infringes on that right is wrong and should be resisted. Anyway, what the hell is a Universal Background Check when it’s at home? Well . . ." ...
 

Kevin Brittingham Talks to TTAG About His Victory Over Freedom Group
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Late Friday night, we broke the news that Kevin Brittingham had prevailed in his lawsuit against the Freedom Group. The interest in that bit of news has been high, from both consumers and people within the industry. Saturday afternoon Kevin gave me a call and wanted to discuss what happened in a little more detail than can be expressed through a screenshot of an email . . ." ...
 

The gun debate we ought to be having
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Spent yesterday following up on the horrible story of the 2-month-old little girl killed in what appears to be an inadvertent/accidental Christmas Eve shooting. Appears to be because no charges have been filed, and no charges may be filed, despite the fact that now a national 'gun sense' organization is urging DA Stedman to file charges."

"This is devolving into the usual debate – Second Amendment! Dead kids!"

"But maybe it’s worth trying to think in a slightly different way about this."

"And so for a moment, let’s go to the dogs." ...
 

Self-Defense Tip: Boarding House Rules
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"More than a few members of our Armed Intelligentsia reckon they don’t need many bullets in their carry gun. 'The average gunfight is three, three, three,' the Rabbi (a.k.a., David Kenik) opines. 'Three yards, three seconds, three rounds.' While that adage seems to back up the argument that a relatively low-capacity mouse gun or 1911 is sufficient for self-defense, the Rabbi carries a 16+1 round Springfield XD-9. And a backup revolver. Here’s why . . ." ...
 

Froglube, M-Pro 7, Rand CLP Corrosion Test (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Few of us will ever oil an unblued, un-phosphated gun and leave it out in the rain for several days. YouTuber Patriot36 simulated this foolishness ..."
 

5 Reasons for the AK’s Legendary Reliability
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"The Avtomat Kalashnikova obrazets 1947g and its successors have an enviable reputation for reliability, especially under adverse conditions. There are a number of reasons for this, and we’ll go into them in some depth here. ..." ...
 

Gear Review: MWG IK-520 40-Round Magazines
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Since Magpul came out with their 40-round PMAG earlier this year, it was guaranteed that other magazine manufacturers would follow suit and produce their own 40-rounders. One of the first overseas knockoffs I’ve been sent is this IK-520 magazine from MWG Industries . . ." ...
 

Obscure Object of Desire: South African Browning A5 Shotguns
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"... A few months back, my friend and I were negotiating a deal with a gentleman for a shop full of reloading equipment, components and whatever else the gent was looking to sell. He had several guns set to go on the auction block, too. As my friend had already bought three from him at very reasonable prices, I knew I was in, too . . ."

"After inspecting all of the Dillon equipment he had, a price was settled upon. We loaded everything up and were walking out the door when the gent said, 'reach into one of those boxes.' I did and pulled out a shotgun that looked very familiar, but in 35 years of gun shows and collecting, I had never seen one before."

"It was a Browning A5 with a mag extension. ..." ...
 

‘Tis The Season To Be – Shooting!
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"When I wintered in the frozen wastelands, I always tried to shoot some qualifications out in the snow and cold and wind. When you carry a pistol for police duty or self-defense and you’re working in weather that would give Nanuk of the North the shivers, you want to know you can run the gun under those conditions. Gloves affect that. So does altered range of movement due to heavy clothing. And, for fun shooting, I could generally get to an indoor range, even if the nearest match was an hour or three away." ...
 

GunBroker.com Renews Bronze Level Support for Second Amendment Foundation
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"The Second Amendment Foundation announced today that GunBroker.com renewed their SAF Bronze Corporate Sponsorship for 2014."

"This makes the third year of sponsorship of the Second Amendment Foundation by GunBroker.com, helping SAF to expand its efforts to protect and restore firearms rights, one lawsuit at a time." ...
 

Skinheads, anti-government cultists embrace NRA's paranoid message
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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... "We have to ask why the gun lobby’s arguments are so potent. How do they manage to override our common sense and evoke our deepest, most primitive fears —not once but time after time?"

"I have a theory. I believe the NRA is deliberately channeling the voices of those individuals and groups that exist on the extreme fringes of society; groups that have never had a legitimate platform for their loathsome views and paranoid fantasies until the NRA gave them one."

"I’m talking about self-described racist skinheads, felons whose hatred of society was forged in prison, white supremacists, neo-Nazis and 'doomsday' cultists like David Koresh, who provoked his own apocalypse at Waco. ..." ...
 

'Gun Sense' group to DA: File charges in shooting of infant
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"A national gun control organization is blasting local authorities for not filing charges immediately in the Christmas Eve shooting of a 2-month-old East Lampeter Township girl."

"Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America on Thursday called on Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman to arrest the person in possession of the gun that shot and killed Kestyn Davis."

"'Mothers across the country are heartbroken about the loss of yet another child to preventable gun violence, and we expect an adult to be held accountable for such a negligent act,' the group's founder Shannon Watts said in a phone interview Friday." ...
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Submitter's Note: From 2006 - 2010 we averaged 44.2 kids (12 and under) accidentally shot and 680.2 kids drowned each year. Where should we be directing our efforts?
 

Courts, not NRA, should rule on 2nd Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"The Second Amendment to the Constitution was ratified in 1792 while George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were still alive."

"It reads: 'A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.'"

"In 1791, people were allowed to keep a single-shot muzzle loader rifle. At that time, there were no means in some areas to protect people from hostile Indians, wild animals and robbers."

"Today, we have the National Guard, U.S. marshals and many federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, as well as the well regulated militia envisioned by the Constitution." ...
 

Go on promoting the Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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... "After years of these insults, they decided it was time for action. Their course of action involved the most conveniently obtained item in this society - the gun."

"Bob's father had a couple of pistols, an AK47 and plenty of large clips; Bill's dad had an AR15 with lots of clips and lots of ammo."

"The boys made a detailed plan, and the easiest part of it was getting the guns, as they live in a society where guns were considered the best and the easiest way to prove manliness; respect, duty, honor and knowledge didn't make the cut." ...

"And so, Bob and Bill went to school with a list of people, 12 guns, and 10 times as many bullets as would be required." ...
 

Government fails in gun control issue
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Regarding the Dec. 23 article, 'Florida nearing 1 million gun background checks:'"

"If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, our government's behavior on gun control certainly fits the bill."

"We allow more and more people to carry concealed weapons and then are shocked and saddened when innocent people are killed by them. Children, strangers, classmates, shoppers, innocent bystanders, homeowners — all become victims. According to your article, last year Florida had the distinction of becoming the first state in the nation to have more than 1 million people licensed to carry a concealed weapon." ...
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Submitter's Note: And as the state's own stats show, of the 2,569,557 permits issued since 10-1-87, 168 have been revoked for using a firearm in a crime. One hundred sixty-eight, or 0.0065% which is 6.5 out of one hundred thousance.
 

Gun Ban At Country Star Toby Keith's Newest Restaurant Causes Outcry
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"In mid-December, the 15th in country superstar Toby Keith’s growing restaurant chain opened its doors in the North Virginia town of Woodbridge, around 20 miles south of Washington, D.C."

"It didn’t take long for diners to notice a sign some saw as incongruous on the door of the self-proclaimed cowboy’s I Love This Bar & Grill: 'No Guns Permitted.'"

"Virginia is an open carry state, meaning gun enthusiasts are welcome to brandish their weapons openly — except within private premises or businesses that enact a ban."

"It’s worth noting that Keith’s involvement in his own chain — named after one of his biggest hits — varies by location. ..." ...
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Submitter's Note: Clare darlin' you can un-knot your knickers regarding gunnies "brandishing" their weapons:
Virginia Code 18.2-282.
It shall be unlawful for any person to point, hold or brandish any firearm ... in such manner as to reasonably induce fear in the mind of another or hold a firearm ... in such a manner as to reasonably induce fear in the mind of another of being shot or injured.
 

NY Times: We Don’t Know Squat About Guns
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"In a recent After Deadline Blog post (Newsroom Notes on Usage and Style) entitled 'Getting Guns Right,' the New York Times' Philip B. Corbett acknowledged something The People of the Gun have known virtually since they could read. He quoted a correction the Times recently ran:"
"A picture caption on Thursday for a special report about Americans’ relationship with guns referred incorrectly to the gun that an 8-year-old boy used to kill his first turkey. It was a 20-gauge shotgun, not a .20-gauge."

"In one sense, it’s a tiny lapse — an unnecessary decimal point. But it’s the type of error that might leave some skeptical readers wondering whether we know what we’re talking about on this subject." ...
 

Sunday Book Review: Gun Control in the Third Reich
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"To say Gun Control in the Third Reich is tough sledding is like saying the Jamaican bobsled team was an unlikely entry into the 1988 Olympics. A light read, it ain’t. An academic work on the legal and historical progression of gun control before the Third Reich through to disarmament under Nazi domination, it is. As such, Gun Control in the Third Reich is an important book for gun rights advocates. It gives them the ammunition they need to help others connect the dots between gun registration, gun confiscation and state-sponsored mass murder. Strangely, author Stephen P. Halbrook begins by warning readers against that very line of thinking . . ." ...
 

AmmoLand Makes Freedom Hater’s List of Top Twitter ‘Gun Bullies’
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"The AmmoLand Shooting Sports Newswire’s twiter account @ammoland has made the list of so called '#GunBullies'."

"That is an anti-freedom hater’s Twitter hash tag speech for individuals or organizations that are not afraid to spread positive pro gun news on twitter." ...
 

Gun ban at Toby Keith restaurant draws ire
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"A Woodbridge restaurant ... is drawing mixed reviews after posting a 'no guns permitted' sign on its door."

"Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill has been open two days but already made national headlines after the owners decided to prohibit firearms in the restaurant."

"A post on the restaurant’s Facebook page states that 'while we understand and respect every person’s right to own and bear arms, we at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill, with guidance from the State of Virginia and based on insurance regulations, have adopted a no weapons policy. ...'" ...

"... about 1,000 people 'liked' the policy, with one poster stating he was 'more scared of those who think they need a gun everywhere they go to protect themselves.'" ...
 

A&E Caves, Phil Robertson Reinstated to Duck Dynasty, Filming to Begin on New Season
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"The patriarch of the Robertson family, Phil Robertson, whose family owns one of the larger hunting brands in North America, will be part of the cast on A&E’s Duck Dynasty when filming for the new season starts next year." ...
 

TX: Homeowner fatally shoots intruder who climbed through window
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Police in suburban Dallas say a homeowner has shot and killed an intruder who broke in late Christmas Eve."

"Chris Knox, an attorney for the homeowner, told The Dallas Morning News the intruder entered the Cedar Hill home through a bedroom window just before midnight Tuesday. Knox says the homeowner's deadly actions were justified and 'completely protected under Texas law.'" ...
 

TX: Fort Worth Homeowner Shoots Suspected Burglar (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"A Fort Worth homeowner confronted and shot a suspected burglar early Monday morning in south Fort Worth." ...

"According to police, the man was awakened by a burglar alarm monitoring his detached garage. The homeowner responded to the scene with a shotgun and observed a Hispanic male breaking into the garage."

"As the suspect fled the scene, the homeowner opened fire. When police arrived, they found the burglary suspect a few blocks away in an alley with two gunshot wounds." ...
 

OK: Suspected Burglar Really Didn’t Know Whose House He Was Breaking Into…And It Cost Him His Life
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"A suspected burglar was shot dead after he tried to break into the home of an off-duty Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper on Friday night."

"Police say the criminal was caught trying to enter the home in Deep Deuce, Okla., when he was confronted by the armed off-duty cop. The trooper reportedly opened fire, critically wounding the suspect. Neither the suspect nor the officer has been identified." ...
 

TX: Pickup owner shoots suspect
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"A man was hospitalized and subsequently arrested on a motor vehicle burglary charge Wednesday after police said the vehicle’s owner shot the suspected burglar during a confrontation, Amarillo Police Department Cpl. Jerry Neufeld said." ...
 

AL: Father Scares Off Three Armed Home Invaders by Racking Shotgun…Yeah, That Actually Happened
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Just a note, racking a shotgun should not be used to scare off intruders. In my personal opinion, if you have a modern firearm that is safe to store with a round chambered, that is what you should do."

"That said, it does seem in this case that the racking of a shotgun was enough to scare off three home invaders armed with handguns."

"The day after Christmas, three armed men forced their way into a Mobile, AL home after a resident of the home opened the door for them (never open the door to strangers)."

"One of the residents in the home was able to alert his father ... The father grabbed a shotgun, started downstairs, and racked the shotgun."

"This was apparently enough to send the three suspects fleeing from the scene." ...
 

TN: Sheriff: Homeowner shoots burglary suspect in groin
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"A homeowner shot a burglary suspect in the groin after catching two men trying to steal scrap metal from his property, according to authorities."

"Deputies said the incident happened Dec. 20 at a home in Kennamer Cove in Marshall County."

"The homeowner told authorities that when he asked the two men to leave, one of them came toward him and threatened to kill him. That's when the victim told deputies he shot the suspect once in the groin with his rifle. Both suspects managed to flee the scene." ...
 

Sarah Brady's ire at Gov. Haley's gun gift prompts Ghost of Christmas Past visit
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"As National Conservative Examiner Anthony Martin reported last week, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R) received a handgun for Christmas--and as Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman pointed out, the gun prohibitionist lobby is beside itself with inexplicable outrage."

"The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is (surprise, surprise) among those deeply offended by Governor Haley's Christmas gift ..." ...
 

Finally, a gun violence bill that may pass
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"As the year comes to an end and the 1-year anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary has passed, one bill addressing gun violence is moving forward under the radar in the do-nothing Congress and may receive bipartisan approval – perhaps even support from gun-rights advocates -- in 2014."

"The legislation, pushed hard by Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, would provide several improvements to the nation’s substandard mental health system."

"On Capitol Hill, it appears the legacy of Sandy Hook will not be expanded background checks to prevent criminals from buying guns but rather an attempt to increase access to mental health treatment so that those with delusional, violent tendencies receive help." ...
 

SC: Governor Nikki Haley Receives Gun for Christmas, Liberals Freak Out – One Says “You Should Use it On Yourself”
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"SC Governor Nikky Haley, an outspoken supporter of the Second Amendment and gun rights in general apparently got a new Beretta PX4 Storm for Christmas."

"Of course, this makes liberals extremely angry. Heaven forbid someone in the public spotlight takes personal responsibility for their own safety." ...
 

CT: Deadline nears for state’s new assault weapon registration mandate
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"The deadline for registration and declaration of certain firearms and bullet magazines — such as assault weapons and related ammunition — in the state is fast approaching, according to the Connecticut Citizens Defense League (CCDL), a grassroots Second Amendment rights group."

"The law with the new requirements beginning Jan. 1 was passed in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, in which a gunman killed 20 children and six adult educators." ...
 

Does Exercising the Second Amendment Invalidate the Fourth Amendment?
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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... "The Supreme Court hears only a small number of cases each year. Much as I would like to see this case settled at that level, the odds make it unlikely that the SCOTUS will hear it. This is an important case because of the precedent established. About half of U.S. households have firearms in them. If a random sampling of homes shows that one of two homes contain a firearm, and if a firearm is sufficient cause to execute a violent (no-knock) home invasion as part of the service of a warrant, then why would any risk-adverse police force put “officer safety” at risk half the time? Logic would suggest that every warrant service should be a violent home invasion." ...
 

CA Attorney General Says Second Amendment Justifies Racist Law
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals left the proverbial lump of coal in the stocking of California Attorney General Kamala Harris when it held that the burden of proof is on the government to prove that a challenged gun-control law does not burden conduct that falls within the scope of the Second Amendment ..."

"... From the first day my lawsuit was filed, I have included a challenge to California's ban on openly carrying loaded firearms independent of the Second Amendment. The ban was enacted in 1967 because minorities, particularly Blacks, had begun to defend their rights by openly bearing arms during the civil rights movement. There had been many race riots beginning in 1958." ...
 

Challenge To NY SAFE Act Reaches Federal Court In Buffalo Ny
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"Pink Pistols, a gay gun rights group with the slogan 'Pick On Someone Your Own Caliber,' is knee deep in the legal fight."

"So is Moms Demand Action, a group of pro-gun-control mothers formed after the Sandy Hook shootings in Connecticut."

"They are just two of the more than 12 groups who are weighing in on the federal court challenge to New York’s new gun control law."

"The lawsuit has turned Buffalo, where the case was filed, into a battleground for virtually every major gun control and gun rights organization in the country." ...
 

MI: Open Carry Lawsuit; What is the Truth, Police Report or Dashcam Video?
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"Johann Deffert is suing the Grand Rapids Police for their treatment when he was stopped while openly carrying a handgun. Now, two versions of events are being put forward. In the official police version, as reported in mlive.com:"

"'Deffert was alone, and was loudly talking to himself,' Moe wrote. 'Based on the area, and Deffert’s unusual behavior, R/O (responding officer) was concerned Deffert may have mental issues and was about to commit a violent crime.'" ...

"The problem is that people who claim to have seen the dashcam video from the officers patrol car say that the video does not support the R/O’s report. ..." ...
 

Bryan Hyde’s Open Letter to Law Enforcement
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Will Rogers once said: 'A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth.' I thought of that when a friend of mine who works closely with a local police agency recently told me that I’m not very popular with many of our boys in blue. They worry that I’m leading people to believe that we are headed for a police state. For the record, that’s exactly what I’m saying . . ."

"If my pointing out the approaching police state troubles you, it’s probably because you recognize the growing divide between the state and the people. The problem isn’t you or your ability to do your job. The problem is in how the state is using laws and law enforcement to consolidate its power over the people." ...
 

PA: Citizens have good reason to doubt government's competence
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... "Upon acknowledging they had no evidence that he had ever been committed, the state police told Burtner that to get the incorrect information removed from the government data base, he 'would have to take legal action ...'"

"He was compelled to go to federal court and ask for a declaration ... requiring the state police to expunge its records — records the state police have already acknowledged are unsupported by any facts." ...

"But the injustice imposed on Burtner ... pales against the corrosive erosion to confidence in government that even such small incidents provoke. Burtner's ordeal also explains what is so inexplicable to gun control advocates — why millions of Americans still resist or are indifferent to reasonable gun control measures. ..." ...
 

OR: Citizens Form Armed Response Group After Local Sheriff’s Office Cut to 8 Hours/Day Due to Budget Cuts
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"What would you do if your local law enforcement only worked 8 hours per day 5 days per week and only responded to life threatening calls?"

"Well, one rural Oregon community has an answer – they formed an armed response group made up exclusively of private citizens working on a volunteer basis."

"Josephine County, Oregon – 70% of the land here is owned by the US government. Previously, the county was able to keep its government and law enforcement services running due to federal subsidies paid by the federal government." ...
 

NJ2AS Carry License Application Submission Project
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"If it is true that there is strength in numbers, then it is time to stand up and be counted."

"By registering ( http://tiny.cc/3njr8w ) for this 'event', you are pledging to your fellow (and gal) rights activists that you are ready, willing and able to join with them in an effort to show the three branches of New Jersey Government that you are serious about overcoming their artificial and unconstitutional infringement of your right to keep and bear arms (RKBA) as protected by the Second Amendment (2A)." ...
 

A glossary of gun terminology
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... "In five years, [Daniel Defense] has gone from producing 3,000 guns to 50,000, specializing in military-style M4 carbines. In researching the story, I quickly realized how foreign some of the makes and models of guns were to me."

"In news stories, the words 'assault weapon,' 'assault rifles,' 'semi-automatic guns' are thrown around pretty loosely. It's easy to assume that a gun is a gun, but when writing about a manufacturer of a specific type of gun, that's just not going to cut it."

"Regardless of your feeling about firearms and the Second Amendment, it's an issue and sector of our economy that's not going away. To that end, it's important to distinguish the types of guns in news stories ..." ...
 

CO: Colorado Legislators Criminalize Christmas Gifts in the Name of Gun-Control
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"Coloradoans, apparently, like their guns. ... By year end, Colorado will have conducted tens of thousands more background checks for gun purchases than ever before in state history."

"Some of the up-tick in firearm purchases could be contributed to gun enthusiasts’ desire to buy up firearms before legislators and a certain governor (ahem*Hickenlooper*ahem) choose to outlaw the practice. Advocates of recent gun control laws, however, are suggesting the increase in background checks are a result of 'universal background checks'; and are therefore proof that the new laws are keeping Coloradoans safer." ...
 

CA: Rifle and Shotgun Sales Spike as Californians Prepare for 2014 Law
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"Many Californians are buying rifles and shotguns in preparation for the long gun registry law set to take effect January 1st. The legislation will require long gun owners to register the make, model and serial number of their weapon."

"Gun sales have risen 30 to 50 percent in the last week of 2013, according to CBS Sacramento. Just Guns owner John Deaser called the law an unnecessary invasion of privacy, despite his recent profit increase:" ...
 

OH: Gun proponents have distorted view of Second Amendment
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"Kevin O'Brien's Dec. 18 piece ('To make schools safer, arm trained and trusted employees') puts his stamp on yet another anachronistic interpretation of our Second Amendment rights and a misguided solution to the carnage it has rent."

"First, to assume that our Founding Fathers could have foreseen, or would have supported, the proliferation of weapons so heinous in purpose as to defy reason and endanger public safety is truly a myopic view of history and a demeaning assessment of their intelligence and compassion. ..." ...
 

OH: Akron area women buying guns, obtaining concealed carry permits
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"It was the middle of the night and the security alarm went off in Linda Lonsdorf’s home."

"'It scared me to death,' the 64-year-old retired English teacher and mystery novelist recalled."

"Her husband was out of town and she was alone."

"It turned out to be a false alarm, but it led to action."

"'I started realizing if that had been the real thing, what would I have done?'"

"So in 2009, Lonsdorf took a Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) class ..."

"And she bought a firearm."

"Lonsdorf is an example of an increasing number of Ohio women who are taking classes and getting permits, say area CCW instructors, and she is part of the growing legion of men and women who have obtained CCW permits." ...
 

TX: Santa Brought Austin a Brand New Shooting Range for Christmas!
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"Christmas just got a little merrier for those of us in central Texas with the grand opening of a new outdoor range just south of Austin. The Shooting Ranch welcomed its first customers the day after Christmas with an apparently spectacular machine gun shoot on their demolitions range. I couldn’t make it to see the machine guns, but I drove out the next day to take a look at the facility and to meet with James Stinson, the owner. James is a serial entrepreneur with a unique vision for the 150 acre plot of former cattle pasture that The Shooting Ranch is built on . . ." ...
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed. — Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers

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