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The crime of disarmament
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Those who are willing to commit acts of violence are rarely intimidated by the possibility of criminal prosecution. This fact is demonstrated daily. In the paradoxical world of disarmament politics, outlaws are rewarded for their criminality while harmless individuals are penalized for obeying the law. The result is both predictable and proven: gun control encourages gun crime."

"While we needn’t look farther than our own neighborhoods, England provides a stark example of our future if gun control advocates get their way. In a 2002 Reason Magazine article, Gun Control's Twisted Outcome, Joyce Lee Malcolm documents the escalation of violence that has rocked England under rigid gun bans." ...
 

Lego Gun Reaction Shows Conditioned Views on Armed Citizens
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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"After all, we're talking Canada here, where seeing a citizen with a handgun--especially in Toronto--is deemed a shocking (and generally illegal) sight. Still, there are plenty of examples we could point to here in the land of the Second Amendment where our countrymen would react with equal panic, and our police with an equally forceful response. Yet add the magical trappings of a government-issued uniform with a badge amulet, and seeing an accompanying weapon on a fellow human is accepted as the natural order of things..."
 

Are Hartford Authorities, Hospitals and Merchants Rewarding Violations of Gun Laws and Safety Rules?
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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"Did you guys clear this through your risk management departments? I mean, we have Dr. Shapiro here telling everyone how dangerous guns are, that they should only be handled by trained professionals, and here you are encouraging the people who obviously know the least about them to handle them, to carry them, to transport them, to hand them off to others...[If]someone ends up getting hurt or killed due to a negligent discharge, would not survivors looking for deep pockets be able to establish--particularly with Dr. Shapiro's damning indictment of the dangers of guns in inexperienced hands--that you knew or should have known disaster could happen, but encouraged it anyway?
 

No fly list gun ban not cleared for takeoff
Submitted by: Mike Stollenwerk
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-2782-DC-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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... "Mayor Bloomberg's 'future-crime' vision of American gun control is one where a United States citizen [will be denied gun purchases if] her name was added by a federal bureaucrat to the no-fly list . . . It is also at least foreseeable that under this scheme . . . TSA agents might confiscate guns from the checked baggage of airport travelers flagged for additional scrutiny by the no-fly list." ...
 

Dennis Henigan and Grassroots
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Dennis 'I forgot the people' Henigan is whining that the big bad gun lobby is trying to 'bury' his book in the reviews over at Amazon. Let's take a look at some of the 5 star reviews for him:"

"M. Wolkowitz: Might this be Michael Wolkowitz, the Brady Campaign chairman?"

"G. Dix: Might this be Griffon Dix of the CA MMM?"

"Frank W. Brunotts: Former president of the defunct Contra Costa Ceasefire and longtime gun control activist." ...
 

Tancredo: You want us to trust Obama?
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"The Post's editorial attacking me for proposing a ballot initiative on Second Amendment rights made my day. If critics can't find better reasons for opposing it, the proposal will sail to an easy victory." ...

"It's not true that our proposed ballot measure is aimed solely at Sen. Michael Bennet. He has already announced that he will ignore the wishes of the people of Colorado whenever he disagrees with them. Granted, it would be good to get him on the record before November 2010, but our aim is higher and broader ..."

"More serious is The Post's argument that the ballot measure is unnecessary because gun owners have nothing to fear from the Obama administration. That will come as news to millions of Americans ..." ...
 

Ferrioli defends right to bear arms in crucial Second Amendment case
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"State Senator Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) has signed an amicus curiae brief in the case McDonald vs. Chicago. The plaintiffs in the case are attempting to overturn a ban of handguns and excessive gun regulation in the city of Chicago. The case is currently on appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. 'This is the front line in the defense of our right to bear arms,' said Senator Ted Ferrioli. 'The Second Amendment must be respected by all jurisdictions: state, city and county. Court cases like this are how we make sure the right to own a gun isn't just something future generations read about in a history textbook.'" ...
 

VA: Virginia Tech fumbling of Cho massacre 'excusable'
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"Virginia Tech's new addendum to their original report on the Seung-Hui Cho mass murder documents how the authorities mishandled the crisis, possibly enabling Cho to kill more people. But malfeasance like this is just campus business as usual." ...
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Author's note: Once again, the 'authorities' make policy and the People suffer all the consequences.
 

VA: Report shows gap in timeline of Virginia Tech shootings
Submitted by: Larry

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"On the morning of the 2007 shooting massacre that rocked the country, Virginia Tech officials had begun to lock down administrative buildings and some staffers even warned their families nearly 90 minutes before the rest of campus was notified that a gunman was on the loose, according to a new report released by Virginia's governor Friday."

"Officials charged with sending the campus alert on the first shootings in West Ambler Johnston dormitory did not do so until 9:26 a.m. on April 16, 2007, according to the report by Arlington-based System Planning Corporation's TriData division, an independent public safety consulting firm. That was more than two hours after police discovered the first two victims ..." ...
 

GA: Atlanta, GA store owner shoots robber who murdered a clerk
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"An Atlanta, Georgia liquor store owner shot an armed robber who had just murdered an employee."

"Police say that an armed robber walked in to the Moreland Package Store, demanded money, and shot a clerk multiple times. Although mortally wounded from robber's shots, the clerk was reportedly able to yell for help, which prompted the store owner to grab his own gun and rush to the clerk's aid. The store owner is said to have shot the robber twice, in the arm and the leg. Police have reportedly taken a suspect into custody, and the store owner was unharmed." ...
 

TX: Standoff Over at Houston Church
Submitted by: gemalo

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"The standoff at an east Houston church is over as the gunman allegedly died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound ..."

"Police say a man barricaded himself inside the Market Street Baptist Church after he allegedly tried to shoot his wife ..."

"The situation involved the church secretary and her husband, who works as the church custodian."

"Authorities were called to investigate a family disturbance at 9:40 a.m., with reports of a suspect with a weapon."

"... when authorities arrived, they found a man barricaded in the church and possibly holding someone hostage."

"The gunman fired multiple shots at police when they arrived. Police returned fire, but no shots hit the suspect." ...
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Submitter's Note: Ok, tell me again why I shouldn't bring my gun to church.
 

Colorado State University To Ban Self Defense
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Colorado State has been rattling it's empty saber scabbard for years about a 'No Firearms Policy', but this week the (bad) idea reached a fevered pitch."

"After the CSU Faculty Council ... recommended to CSU President Tony Frank to ban firearms on campus, the student government quickly stood on the side of freedom and asked Frank to leave the policy as it is ..."

"Then, Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden ... publicly told CSU that his office (which controls the only jail in the county) would not enforce any ban on permit holders, [and] wouldn't participate in detaining any valid permit holders ... He also added that he didn’t think CSU had the legal authority to enforce a ban that is contrary to state law." ...
 

Our leaders willfully disobey the will of the people
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"The unanimous vote of the Colorado State University's Board of Governors Friday to require gun bans on its campuses in Fort Collins and Pueblo was astounding. The board members are either oblivious to the will of their clients, the students, or willfully disobedient to their wishes. On their website, listed as Values espoused by the Board they list:"

"Be accountable
Promote civic responsibility
Employ a customer focus
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"It begs the question: accountable to whom? Are the voices of you customers, the student body being heard? They, through their student senate, voted resoundingly to keep the policy of allowing concealed carry on campus by licensed permit holders intact." ...
 

CO: CSU students, staff split as board moves toward concealed weapons ban
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Colorado State University's past refusal to go along with a national trend and ban concealed weapons on campus makes sense to students, but not necessarily to adults on campus."

"That split is now front and center. The CSU Board of Governors on Friday voted 9-0 to implement a policy that will likely lead to a ban on concealed weapons on the university's campuses."

"Student leaders say allowing students with permits to carry weapons means everyone is safer — especially women — despite what other schools have done or what an international study by law enforcement contends." ...

"In fact, it was the ASCSU student senate that voted overwhelmingly this week to oppose any attempt to ban concealed weapons." ...
 

TN: Ruling ensures debate over gun laws
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"The ruling that the new law allowing people with handgun permits to bring guns into restaurants serving alcohol is 'unconstitutionally vague' guarantees further debate on the issue when the Legislature reconvenes in January."

"Chancellor Claudia Bonnyman of Nashville issued the ruling late last month. The law, known popularly as the 'guns in bars' law, was approved during the last legislative session over the veto of Gov. Phil Bredesen."

"The law, Bonnyman said, is 'fraught with ambiguity.' Her ruling came following an hour of arguments in a lawsuit brought by plaintiffs, many of them restaurant owners who objected to the law." ...
 

Bloomberg And Lautenberg Pair Up To Violate The Second And Fourteenth Amendments
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Is your name the same as, or similar to, that of someone on the FBI's 'terrorist watchlist?' Or, have you been erroneously placed on the watchlist?"

"You can't find out because the FBI won’t say exactly why people get watchlisted, won’t say who has been watchlisted, and therefore doesn’t offer watchlisted people the chance to clear their names immediately. In fact, small children, federal air marshals, military personnel who have fought terrorists overseas, the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, members of Congress, and many other good Americans have even been stopped from boarding commercial aircraft for this reason ..." ...
 

Target: Illegal guns
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"MAYORS AGAINST Illegal Guns ... has been pushing for smart and sensible law enforcement solutions to reduce the number of illegal guns obtained by criminals or would-be criminals. Last month the mayors renewed their call for adoption of two relatively modest but potentially powerful proposals."

"The first aims to close the so-called 'terror gap' in existing gun laws by prohibiting any one on the country's 'no fly' list from being allowed to purchase a gun. Such a prohibition would allow the FBI to stop 'people who are too dangerous to get on a plane from buying guns and explosives,' said New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, a co-founder of the mayors group. This proposal is a no-brainer." ...
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Submitter's Note: If by "no-brainer" you mean how much thought went into this asinine proposal, you are correct. How does one get on the no fly list? Is my name on it? What evidence was used to place me on there? These are all questions that the FBI and DHS won't answer. It took Ted Kennedy three weeks to get his name cleared, since I can't call up the head of DHS on his private line, how can I get my name off?
 

NJ: New Jersey lawmakers move to exempt gun stores from one-gun-per-month law
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"A panel of legislators took the first step to exempt licensed gun stores, manufacturers and wholesalers from the state’s pending one-gun-per-month law."

"The Assembly Law and Public Safety committee voted 6-0 for the bill, which would specify that those groups are free from limits in buying guns from the public and from each other. The legislation is set for a vote in the full Assembly later this month."

"Its companion bill is listed for a vote Monday in the state Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans Affairs committee, alongside a related bill that would exempt collectors and competition shooters from the one-gun-per-month limit." ...
 

OK: OKC Officer Charged In Abuse Case
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"An Oklahoma City police sergeant has been charged with three counts of domestic abuse after complaints that he struck his wife and teenage daughter."

"Darren Martin was arrested early last month. His daughter said he became violent after she told him that she was failing a class."

"The 16-year-old girl said that Martin hit her in the face and gave her a bloody nose. The officer who made the arrest said she also had a black eye and bruising on her arms."

"'If there is probable cause to believe (there is domestic abuse), especially the way the law is now, there's going to be an arrest made,' said Oklahoma City police Capt. Steve McCool." ...

"Martin has been placed on paid leave."
 

ID: Idaho Falls Police Officer Charged with a DUI
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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A local police officer was arrested early Saturday morning.

The Idaho Falls Police Department was informed by the Idaho State Police that Sgt. Bill Squires was being booked into the Bonneville County Jail for a DUI.

For the time being, the Idaho Falls Officer is on paid administrative leave pending a further investigation.

According to the arresting trooper, Squires failed the sobriety test and his breath test sample came in at .12. The legal limit is .08.
 

MI: Ex-Mayor Aide Implicated In Probe
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"A former police officer on Friday pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery and implicated two former officials in ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's administration in a kickback scheme tied to the $3.5 million sale of a city camp."

"Jerry Rivers, 39, of Taylor, said during a hearing in U.S. District Court that he and brothers DeDan and Kandia Milton shared $50,000 after Camp Brighton in Livingston County was sold to the Chaldean Catholic Church in 2007. No one else, including the Miltons, has been charged in the case." ...
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Submitter's Note: While no longer featured on their website, ex-mayor Kwame was an outspoken member of Mayor's Against Illegal [All] Guns.
 

FL: Sumter Officer Charged With Sexual Misconduct With Inmate
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"A Sumter County detention officer was arrested after he admitted to having sex with an inmate." ...

"Newman faces two counts of sexual misconduct between a detention center employee and an inmate."

"Investigators said they received information of the alleged sexual misconduct on Friday and discovered that Newman had had sex with a female inmate on two occasions inside the detention center." ...

"Officials said Newman has been employed at the detention center for about a year and a half. He was placed on suspension with pay until early next week while the Sheriff reviews his case. His bond was set at $4,000."
 

OH: Veteran Columbus officer charged with indecency
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A veteran Columbus police officer was arrested Friday and charged with public indecency.

Jack L. Bosse, 63, a 38-year member of the division who works in the seizures and forfeitures department, was arrested in an East Side park, police spokeswoman Betty Schwab said. Police would not provide details of the incident yesterday.

Bosse's gun and badge were taken away, Schwab said. He will continue to work without police powers during an internal investigation.

Bosse was issued a summons and must appear in court within 10 days of the violation, Schwab said.
 

SC: Springfield police officer charged with misconduct
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"A Springfield police officer has been fired after being accused of charging the town for gasoline used in his personal vehicle."

"Following an investigation by the State Law Enforcement Division, officer ... Fulmer of Barnwell has been served with a warrant alleging official misconduct."

"Town Councilman Eddie Lee said, 'He has been terminated and that's due to the charges being placed against him.' ..." ...

"Fulmer is accused of pumping fuel into his personal vehicle at Kent's Korner #3 service station while serving in his official capacity as an employee of Springfield."

"Between July and November 2009, he allegedly signed fuel tickets for $191 for his personal use and charged it to the town of Springfield." ...
 

Canada: Lego my toy gun
Submitted by: Paul

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"If you were wondering what happens to 29-year-old men who still play with Lego, take Jeremy Bell as an example."

"The partner at digital marketing company Teehan+Lax was surrounded by heavily armed tactical officers, cuffed and held against the wall of his Richmond St. W. office -- until, that is, the cops found the gun he had been holding in front of the window about 90 minutes earlier was a pile of blocks." ...

"... the Emergency Task Force moved in."

"'They were screaming in the hallway for me to come out,' Bell said. 'When I went out there and I saw there was an officer kind of crouched down in the stairwell, it was clear what was going on.'" ...

"'... I was like, all right, this has got to be about this stupid gun.'"
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Submitter's Note: The stupid toy was purchased certainly not expecting this kind of fallout.
 

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