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To some, gun rights advocacy is 'terrorism'
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"The word 'terrorism' tends to appear rather frequently on the pages of the St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner, but (fortunately or not, depending on one's perspective) not generally in reference to actual terrorist threats to the U.S. Instead, when I talk about 'terrorism,' I refer to the largely fabricated bogeyman used as justification to separate Americans from our rights--supposedly for our own good." ...

"A new twist, and the point of today's article, is, bizarrely, a call to put the NRA (around 4 million members, and growing) on the 'terrorist watch list'--the very same list that we're being told should be used as a basis to deny gun rights." ...
 

What Does Tiger Woods Story Tell Us About 'Gun Control'?
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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... "If it could be proven that Elin Nordegren committed an act of domestic violence, should she be arrested, tried, convicted and forever barred from gun ownership--just like someone of lesser wealth and status could be? Take today's poll and let me know what you think." ...

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Civil Disagreement: Time to Clamp Down on Guns?
Submitted by: Paul

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"Bruce, I'll be accused of being a knee-jerk reactionary but I have to admit what is true: I've been thinking about gun control laws since the morning I awoke to the news that four police officers were gunned down inside a coffee shop." ...

"You don't stop it entirely, Lynne. In this case it looks as if the people in the corrections system knew enough about him to know not to let him out. And yet they did. If this case tells you to fix something, it tells you to fix that. Fix the individual mistake." ...

"... A right to own small arms is deep in our culture, and is protected in the U.S. Constitution and even stronger in the 1889 Washington Constitution...I think we can by focusing on crime itself rather than the tools criminals may use." ...
 

Congress amicus for McDonald v. Chicago: The untold story
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"On November 23, 2009, 210 Representatives signed a McDonald v. Chicago brief, asking the Supreme Court to incorporate the Second Amendment right to 'keep and bear arms' under the Fourteenth Amendment, thereby restricting a municipality’s ability to enact local gun control laws." ...
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Author's note: Who signed or didn't sign, and why, is the untold story.
 

It's time to broach gun control topic
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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... "... And we know thousands of Michigan hunters are safe and conscientious supporters of the Second Amendment."

"At the same time, we wonder why anyone needs a handgun, which exists simply to kill people. And, for the most part, handguns are in the possession of people bearing bad thoughts and bad attitudes. Almost three-quarters of gun homicides in our country are committed with handguns."

"One common excuse is regular folks need handguns to protect themselves from the bad guys. Did being armed protect those four police officers in Tacoma?" ...
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Submitter's Note: Well, since handguns exist "simply to kill people" and didn't protect the officers in Tacoma, why don't you ask cops to give up their guns?
 

Arming Goldman With Pistols Against Public
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"'I just wrote my first reference for a gun permit,' said a friend, who told me of swearing to the good character of a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker who applied to the local police for a permit to buy a pistol. The banker had told this friend of mine that senior Goldman people have loaded up on firearms and are now equipped to defend themselves if there is a populist uprising against the bank."

"I called Goldman Sachs spokesman Lucas van Praag to ask whether it's true that Goldman partners feel they need handguns to protect themselves from the angry proletariat. He didn't call me back. The New York Police Department has told me that ... it believes some of the bankers I inquired about do have pistol permits. ..." ...
 

GOA Responds To Obama Administration Attacks On Gun Owners
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"So, how would ObamaCare attack gun rights?"

"First of all, the fact that the bills do not mention the words 'gun related health data' is meaningless. Those who know even a little bit about gun law understand the increasing use of statutes which do not mention guns — in order to regulate them nonetheless."

"Gun banners love to interpret laws in the most expansive ways."

"Within the past year, the federal district court for the District of Columbia used the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to overturn Bush regulations involving guns in parks. NEPA did not purport to apply to guns."

"Increasingly, zoning ordinances are being used to put gun ranges and gun dealers out of business. These ordinances do not mention guns." ...
 

GA: Atlanta's new mayor takes a dim view of the right to bear arms
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"... it is now clear that State Senator Kasim Reed is Atlanta's mayor-elect. What does this mean for the right to bear arms in Atlanta?"

"... Atlanta is Georgia's largest city and commercial hub. The city therefore carrries a lot of influence with the General Assembly and its policies. Atlanta has lobbied against your right to bear arms in the past ... Unfortunately, the election of Kasim Reed probably indicates that Atlanta will continue steering the same course in the future."

"Since Kasim Reed is currently a State Senator, his voting record is available as public information. In sum, during his tenure in office, he voted against every single bill that would put into effect your right to bear arms." ...
 

TX: Legislator continues his campaign for state rights
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"The crusade a local state representative started last legislative session to stop federal government “overreaching” continues outside of Austin."

"Rep. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, recently sent letters to Texas senators and congressmen urging them to oppose the Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act 2009. Introduced in January, the bill remains in the U.S. House subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security."

"To Creighton, the bill, which calls for licensing requirements for possession of firearms and a federal record and tracking system of firearm sales, infringes on Americans’ Second Amendment rights to bear arms." ...
 

VA: Virginia Senator proposes mail order gun carry permits
Submitted by: Mike Stollenwerk
Website: at http://www.examiner.com/x-2782-DC-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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"Virginia State Senator Ralph K. Smith (R - Roanoke) has pre-filed Senate Bill 3 ahead of the 2010 Virginia General Assembly session. . . . Senator Smith's mail order gun permit proposal is likely the first of an avalanche of mainly pro but also some anti-gun rights bills to be considered by the 2010 Virginia General Assembly. Virginia Citizens Defense League President Philip Van Cleave expects pro-gun bills to do well in the 2010 session in part because of election victories by pro-gun House of Delegate candidates last month." ...
 

NY: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Opposes Renewable Pistol Licenses
Submitted by: NYSRPA-PVF
Website: http://www.nysrpa-pvf.org

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"From time to time the notion of a renewable pistol license (in contrast to the current lifetime license) surfaces in the State Legislature. Rumors are currently spreading around the state via the internet and word of mouth that certain individuals/groups involved in Second Amendment advocacy are soliciting support for a Renewable Pistol Licensing Law. The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association worked diligently last year to defeat a similar proposal brought forward by Governor David Patterson and we wish to make it perfectly clear at this time: The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association opposes this proposed legislation and will invest all our assets in defeating it." ...
 

Former ICE agent to enter plea in corruption case
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"A former high-ranking Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent accused of supplying drug traffickers with privileged information and trafficking in cocaine is set to plead guilty this week to some or all of the charges."

"Richard Padilla Cramer, who at one time was in charge of the Nogales office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, is ready to change his not guilty plea and enter an agreement with federal prosecutors, according to a prosecutor and court documents filed Tuesday." ...
 

TX: Fort Hood officer: Career has been cut short
Submitted by: UTAHmilitia.com
Website: http://www.macpistol.com

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"One of two civilian police officers who brought down the Army psychiatrist accused of going on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood said her wounds from the attack will cut short her career as street police officer."

"Sgt. Kimberly Munley said doctors have told her she needs a total knee replacement, a surgery set for January, but that her new knee is likely to wear out sooner if she runs or carries the 15- to 25-pound gear pack required by her job."
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Aubmitter's Note: God and that GUN she carried gave her a second chance at life. Correct credit should be given to both.
 

WV: Former Dunbar police officer admits he let suspect go in exchange for sex
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"A former Dunbar police officer admitted Wednesday in federal court that he coerced a woman into having sex with him on duty in exchange for dropping an illegally obtained drug charge against her."

"Raymond O. Conley, 39, pleaded guilty to depriving the woman of her Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights while acting under the color of law, a misdemeanor. Those amendments protect an individual's right to be free from unreasonable search, arrest and seizure and ensure the right to due process." [emphasis added]

"He faces up to one year in jail when sentenced by U.S. District Judge Thomas E. Johnston on March 18." ...
 

CO: Colorado Deputies Subject Child to Electro-Shock Torture
Submitted by: Larry

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"'We followed all our policies and procedures.'"

"Whenever a police official utters some variation on that phrase, we can safely assume that he is defending an act of potentially lethal violence by one of his subordinates that normal people would regard as excessive and potentially criminal."

"Yesterday (December 2) that phrase emerged from the tax-devouring skull cave of Capt. Jeff Teschner, head of patrol for the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Department, in an effort to justify the use of a taser on an 'out of control' 10-year-old boy." ...
 

AZ: The Crybaby Thugs of Maricopa County
Submitted by: Larry

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... "Most of the time, however, judges who display similar arrogant, dismissive contempt for their betters among the productive class are entirely beyond accountability. Perhaps the only people for whom they have anything resembling respect are the armed enforcers who carry out their orders. This is why the unfolding confrontation between a judge and the local sheriff’s office in Arizona’s Maricopa County is so fraught with fascination."

"On Monday, Maricopa Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Stoddard went to jail as a result of a contempt charge. Stoddard, while acting as a bailiff, was videotaped stealing a document from the desk of a defense attorney." ...
 

Canada: OPP continue search for missing gun, police gear
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Ontario Provincial Police are continuing their search for a stolen gun, a police uniform and other police gear that were taken from an unmarked police vehicle stolen from a police officer's driveway earlier this week."

"Police located the vehicle in Cornwall on Tuesday, about 12 hours after it was stolen from a police officer's driveway in Long Sault, just southwest of Cornwall."

"A secured lock-box containing a 40-calibre firearm, three rounds of ammunition, handcuffs and pepper spray were stolen from the trunk. A police uniform and a bullet-proof vest are also missing." ...
 

NJ: New Jersey Firearms Task Force Legislation Sticks it to Honest Gun Owners – Again!
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"On Thursday, December 3 at 2:00 pm in State House Annex Room 12, the New Jersey Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee will hold a hearing on three bills of importance to New Jersey's law-abiding gun owners. It is important that members of the Assembly Law & Public Safety Committee hear from you on Thursday."

"A4308 and A4304 have been introduced in an effort to address serious problems in New Jersey's gun rationing law that was passed in the middle of the night on June 26. NRA and fellow Second Amendment advocates warned legislators that the one-gun-a-month bill as written contained many flaws and errors which would have to be fixed down the road. ..." ...
 

OH: Attorney General announces Third Quarter 2009 CHL statistics
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"The Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray (D) has released the concealed handgun license (CHL) statistics for the third quarter of 2009. The demand for licenses to conceal carry firearms remained strong last quarter, marking an unprecedented ten quarters in a row with an increased demand compared to the same year over year period. Concealed carry continues to be something both long-time and new gun owners are interested in. If you buy a handgun for self defense, it makes sense to get the license needed to carry it with you." ...
 

OH: Letter to the Editor writer sets newspaper straight on anti-concealed carry editorial
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"On November 19, 2009, the Hamilton News-Journal and Middletown Journal, sister papers which are both owned by Cox Ohio Publishing, responded to an anti-concealed carry report issued by the Violence Policy Center ('Concealed Carry Killers') by running an unsigned editorial entitled 'Tracking a bad law's aftermath'."

"In the editorial, the anonymous writers asserted that concealed carry permit-holders are, at the very least, vigilantes with 'macho fantasies' and at worst, potential mass murders. The editorial unquestioningly repeated many of the vehemently anti-gun VPC's allegations as fact, and saying they were 'glad someone is trying to keep a tally of the carnage.'" ...
 

CA: Kids Find Loaded Gun In SF Playground Sandbox
Submitted by: John Jorgensen/GS2AC
Website: http://gs2ac.com

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"San Francisco police are investigating whether a loaded handgun found by a group of children in a sandbox at the Visitacion Valley Playground on Tuesday was used in a shooting in the city over the weekend."

"Police spokesman Officer Boaz Mariles said some children found the pistol, which was loaded with its hammer cocked back, in a sandbox at the playground in the 200 block of Leland Avenue at about 4:20 p.m."

"The children told adults about the gun and police officers then responded to the playground, Mariles said. Officers secured the weapon and processed the scene." ...
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KABA Note: "But why should I teach my kids about gun safety? We would never have a gun at home!"
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
The NRA has a point about the inadvisability of simply taking guns away from the populace. If that were possible, it would not disarm that small percentage of the population willing to break the law.... Punishing people who obey the law is backward thinking. — Hugh Downs, Veteran ABC newsman

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