Keep and Bear Arms
Home Members Login/Join About Us News/Editorials Archives Take Action Your Voice Web Services Free Email
You are 1 of 154 active visitors Wednesday, August 27, 2014
EMAIL NEWS
Main Email List:
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

State Email Lists:
Click Here
SUPPORT KABA
» Join/Renew Online
» Join/Renew by Mail
» Make a Donation
» Magazine Subscriptions
» KABA Memorial Fund
» Advertise Here
» Use KABA Free Email

» JOIN/Renew NOW! «
 
SUPPORT OUR SUPPORTERS

 

YOUR VOTE COUNTS

Keep and Bear Arms - Vote In Our Polls
Do you support or oppose the Obama Administration's plan for a U.N. Arms Trade Treaty?
Support
Oppose
Undecided

Current results
Earlier poll results
20265 people voted

 

SPONSORED LINKS

 
» U.S. Gun Laws
» AmeriPAC
» NoInternetTax
» Gun Show On The Net
» 2nd Amendment Show
» SEMPER FIrearms
» Colt Collectors Assoc.
» Personal Defense Solutions

 

 

 

Today | By Month
Newslinks for 12/8/2008

Submit
Newslinks
Search
Newslinks
OK: Church Cancels Teen Gun Giveaway
Submitted by: Trapper

There are 4 comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
An Oklahoma church canceled a controversial gun giveaway for teenagers at a weekend youth conference.

Windsor Hills Baptist had planned to give away a semiautomatic assault rifle until one of the event's organizers was unable to attend.

“I don’t want people thinking ‘My goodness, we’re putting a weapon in the hand of somebody that doesn’t respect it who are then going to go out and kill,'” said Ross. “That’s not at all what we’re trying to do.”

Ross said the conference isn’t all about guns, but rather about teens finding faith.

Ross said the church would give the gun away next year instead. He said the church spent $800 buying the gun for the promotion.
 

NFL players see need to carry a gun
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Many NFL players shudder when they think about what Plaxico Burress is going through - and what still awaits. Players across the league think about how difficult his life has become. They think about how much worse it could have been. And they think about how - in a culture where athletes and guns seem to go together far too often - it easily could have been them. "It's eye-opening, there's no doubt about it," Falcons linebacker Keith Brooking said.
 

Idiot With A Gun Vs. Idiot With An Agenda: Burress Vs. Bloomberg
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

There is 1 comment on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Unfortunately there isn’t an IQ test for the millionaires club, just ask Plaxico Burress. This doesn’t concern me though — Idiots are bound to do idiotic things, regardless of whether or not they have a gun. Billionaires, however, are a very different story. Plaxico Burress is never going to make a billion dollars, nor will anyone else in the sports world. Even The Icon, Michael Jordan, has only made about 400 million. You know who is a billionaire? Michael Bloomberg.
 

ABC: Homeland Security in Primetime
Submitted by: Larry

There are 21 comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
We are surely about to witness a strange, strange January, and as evidence - this from ABC: "Homeland Security USA."

Read this logline for the newbie that arrives Jan. 6 at 8:

"...Now viewers will get an unprecedented look at the work of these men and women while they use the newest technology to safeguard our country and enforce our laws, in “Homeland Security USA,” which debuts with the episode “This is Your Car on Drugs."
 

ND: Gun law should reach N.D.
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

There are 3 comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Maybe buffalo aren’t chasing down Theodore Roosevelt National Park visitors and criminals aren’t lurking around every butte, but if you were that unlucky camper to wake up, wander out of the tent and a bison was staring you down, would you want a little protection? Unfortunately, an expansion of the Second Amendment right to possess and carry arms will not touch North Dakota.
 

AK: Allowing guns in parks doesn't seem to bother Alaskans
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

There are 4 comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Some former employees of the National Park Service, along with park advocates, were Friday expressing dismay about a Bush administration decision to allow people to carry concealed weapons -- where permitted by state laws -- in national parks and refuges. But park service officials in Alaska didn't appear particularly concerned. "We've had guns in the ANILCA parks since 1980 with no real troubles," noted Alaska region spokesman John Quinley. The legislation creating the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, or ANILCA, parks has always allowed for guns to be carried.
 

NY: Plaxico Burress faces tough gun laws in Manhattan
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

There are 2 comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Plaxico Burress picked a club in the wrong borough to dance around with an illegal gun. Prosecutors in Manhattan have the highest conviction rate among the city's five boroughs against people collared in second-degree gun possession cases.
 

OH: More 'Gun Control'? Oy vey!
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://waronguns.blogspot.com

There are 2 comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"I'd planned on talking about the second sponsor of the Mayors Against YOUR Guns conference, the National Council of Jewish Women. I know you're just dying to meet them--or could be if they have their way...

"If you don't already know him, I'll introduce you to one of my favorite patriots, Aaron Zelman, executive director of Jews of the Preservation of Firearms Ownership."
 

IL: Illinoisans rush to buy guns before Obama takes office
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
To meet his sales goal last month, Springfield gun shop owner Steve Swartz aimed for $1,400 a day. He reached $2,800 a day. Granted, November is deer season and hunters didn't get the fever too early this year because the fall was so warm, Swartz said. But he says that without question, many people are putting cash on the Capitol City Arms Supply counter because Barack Obama was elected president. "He puts conditions on what the Second Amendment is," Swartz said Thursday. "That's scary to people."
 

Obama: gun owners have 'nothing to fear'
Submitted by: Trapper

There are 32 comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
President-elect Barack Obama said Sunday that lawful gun owners have "nothing to fear" from his incoming administration so there is no reason for Americans to stock up on guns.

While Obama supports gun control, he has repeatedly denied any intention of "taking away folks' guns."


"I believe in common sense gun safety law, and I believe in the second amendment," Obama said at a press conference Sunday.

"And so, lawful gun owners have nothing to fear.

"I've said that throughout the campaign. I haven't indicated anything different during the transition, and I think that people can take me at my word."
 

MI: Americans have right to self-defense
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.cafepress.com/taff

There are 6 comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
I am not a gun collector or firearms fancier, and I've never felt a need to carry a concealed weapon. Guns, to use a trite phrase, don't float my boat.

With that said, I am a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment.

Part of this is pure pragmatism. I cherish the Bill of Rights, the bedrock of individual freedoms.

I know people who would gut the Second Amendment even though they claim to embrace the other nine amendments. What folly. It's rather like saying that except for a couple of murders, you live by the Ten Commandments.
 

MN: Gun sales brisk, as buyers fear bans
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.cafepress.com/taff

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
The gun show at the Stillwater Armory on Thanksgiving weekend featured an unlikely salesman. A flier taped to the door featured a stern-looking picture of the president-elect, with the words: 'Barack Obama: Enemy of your gun rights."

While the gun show had plenty of competition from retailers starting their Christmas sales, business was brisk as people streamed in and bought up shotguns, hunting knives and at least a few semiautomatic rifles -- the gun most gun-rights advocates think an Obama presidency might ban.
 

FL: Pizza man fires would-be robbers
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.cafepress.com/taff

There are 4 comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
A Dominoes delivery driver in Titusville fought back during a robbery attempt, turning the table on two would-be crooks. Jerry Johnson was making a pizza delivery when he was attacked. That's when he said he fired his gun in self-defense.

"When I pulled up, I noticed it was dark. I've been doing this for like ten years. I know what it looks like. People have their lights on, they're expecting you. This looked fishy," said Johson.

It was just one shot, but it was loud enough to get Jason England out of bed. "I didn't know what it was. I just heard a loud bang," said England. One of England's neighbors had ordered the pizza on Saturday night.
 

Don't Take Your Guns to Town
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.cafepress.com/taff

There is 1 comment on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
While it wasn't exactly a ringing endorsement of the decision, Obama's statement was an improvement over his previous equivocations. But that line about Chicago and Cheyenne definitely stood out. Chicago, after all, has a gun ban in place that's just as constitutionally dubious as the one struck down in Heller. Indeed, Alan Gura, the attorney who successfully argued Heller before the Court, is now working on the challenge to the Windy City law.

So last week's announcement that President-elect Obama has tapped outspoken gun control advocate Eric Holder to serve as his attorney general should come as something less than a complete shock.
 

IL: Moving Forward
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.cafepress.com/taff

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
In October, shortly after we filed our Rule 16 motion (see Oct. 24 post below), the NRA filed similar motions in their companion case challenging Chicago’s handgun ban, as well as its case challenging Oak Park’s handgun ban. Although our cases do not perfectly overlap, the goal of all three Rule 16 motions in each case was the same: to seek an opinion from the Court that, as a matter of law, state and local governments are bound by the Second Amendment.
 

WV: Deputies accused of rape still at work
Submitted by: Anonymous

There is 1 comment on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
According to Perry in the published report, after the two men left, the four police officers allegedly took the woman to a secluded remote spot along what is apparently W.Va. 44 between Logan and Whitman.

There, three of the officers allegedly raped her, Perry told the Gazette. The fourth officer was allegedly drunk and throwing up, Perry said.

After the assaults, the four officers allegedly took her to a church parking lot near her home, where they dropped her off, Perry told the Gazette.

"They told her they couldn't go any closer because there were security cameras there," her mother told the Gazette.
 

CO: City says it wants gun buy-back to go forward
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
A community activist claims the city cancelled his gun buy-back event planned for today in City Park, but the city claims it has given him the go-ahead to collect the guns outside the park. Alvertis Simmons showed reporters Friday evening a city permit he received three weeks ago to hold a rally against gun violence at the Martin Luther King statue in City Park Saturday. He said the city's Parks and Recreation Department pulled the permit Friday when a staffer strictly interpreted the city ordinance banning guns in a park.
 

NBA, like NFL has rules restricting handguns
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

There are 2 comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Of the major professional sports leagues, only the NBA and NFL have a firearms policy in the collective-bargaining agreement with the players' union. Article VI, Section 9 of the NBA's CBA states that players "shall not possess a firearm of any kind" when on NBA-related business. "That means any facility where there may be NBA business going on, such as any arena, any venue or anything operated by the NBA or one of the teams," league spokesman Tim Frank said. "And of course you have to comply with the law." The NBA, like the NFL, has come down hard on gun-related incidents.
 

CA: S. Calif. residents trade guns for groceries
Submitted by: Trapper

There are 2 comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
A program to exchange guns for gifts has brought in a record number of weapons this year as residents hit hard by the economy look under the bed and in closets to find items to trade for groceries.

Deputies expected to collect about 1,000 weapons this year. Authorities said 590 guns and two hand grenades were handed in during the last weekend in November, more than the total collected in any year and eclipsing last year's 387 guns.

One man brought in a Soviet-era semiautomatic carbine.

"If that got into the wrong hands of gangbangers, they could kill several people within minutes," Woods said. "Our biggest fear is a house getting burglarized and these guns getting taken."





 

Defense by Second Amendment
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.cafepress.com/taff

There are 3 comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
A haunting column by David Ignatius recently left Americans to wonder how our brave but overworked police force would handle a Mumbai-style assault ["The Next Mumbai," op-ed, Dec. 3]. Lucky for us, our Founding Fathers designed a solution to this problem, and they even had the foresight to put it in our very own Constitution. "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."

Law-abiding gun owners represent an indispensable ally in the fight to secure our liberty against terrorists. One of these men or women could end the next terrorist threat as it develops.
 

NY: Plaxico Burress and the handgun hypocrites
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.cafepress.com/taff

There are 11 comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
His legal situation is serious. As an Associated Press article points out, “prosecuting gun offenders is a high priority for Manhattan prosecutors.”

But let’s not be too quick to assume that Burress will actually face any time in the crowbar hotel, even though packing a pistol without permission is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. He is a celebrity, after all, and celebrities aren’t treated like the rest of us.

Even the District Attorney’s chief deputy, according to the article, confirms that there have been some instances where a person guilty of illegal gun possession didn’t “need” to go to jail.

That instance would be a celebrity instance.
 

Shooting Range Is Aiming High
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
A shooting range and firearms training center opening this weekend in Ashburn is taking a country-club-like approach to the art of punching holes in paper with bullets. Billed by its owners as the largest facility of its kind in the nation, the Silver Eagle Group Training Facility & Private Club has eco-friendly and technologically advanced shooting ranges with 50- and 25-yard fields that can accommodate rifles and pistols. Afterward, shooters can lounge at a coffee bar, work out on a treadmill or go online with wireless Internet service while waiting for a gunsmith to clean or fix a weapon.
 

Plaxico Burress On Gun Safety [video]
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

There are 3 comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
New York Giant's Plaxico Burress warns about the dangers of wreckless gun use.

Ed.: Not for young children due to profanity, but funny nonetheless.
 

The Farm - A Parable
Submitted by: Yuri Orlov
Website: http://www.therealgunguys.com/blog/

There are 14 comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Once upon a time there was a farm. It was a tranquil place, nestled into the serene countryside down in a small valley. The grass was always green and a placid creek which gurgled down the center of the valley provided pure, cool water for the animals to drink. A large sturdy barn provided shelter and sheep dogs, along with the farmer and his shotgun, provided protection from the predators who lived in the surrounding hills.

Life was good at the farm. The animals lay in the field sleeping in the warm sun, secure in the knowledge that the farmer and the sheep dogs would keep them safe. Things continued this way for a long time. Soon however, things began to change.

It started innocuously enough. A lamb went missing one day and while...
 

CO: Year after attack, Colo. church guard has new goal
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.cafepress.com/taff

There is 1 comment on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
After a year of accolades that followed her shooting of a gunman who killed two teenage sisters at her church, security guard Jeanne Assam remains "low key" and says she thinks of the family of gunman Matthew Murray.

"He didn't start off to be mixed up and confused. He started off to be a good person but he went down a wrong path," Assam said during a news conference after a church service Sunday. A former police officer, Assam said that now she is hoping to join the Colorado Springs police department.

Assam shot and wounded Murray after he opened fire at New Life Church on Dec. 9, 2007. Murray then killed himself, ending a spree that killed four people in two cities.
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
You are bound to meet misfortune if you are unarmed because, among other reasons, people despise you....There is simply no comparison between a man who is armed and one who is not. It is unreasonable to expect that an armed man should obey one who is unarmed, or that an unarmed man should remain safe and secure when his servants are armed. In the latter case, there will be suspicion on the one hand and contempt on the other, making cooperation impossible. — Niccolo Machiavelli in "The Prince."

COPYRIGHT POLICY: The posting of copyrighted articles and other content, in whole or in part, is not allowed here. We have made an effort to educate our users about this policy and we are extremely serious about this. Users who are caught violating this rule will be warned and/or banned.
If you are the owner of content that you believe has been posted on this site without your permission, please contact our webmaster by following this link. Please include with your message: (1) the particulars of the infringement, including a description of the content, (2) a link to that content here and (3) information concerning where the content in question was originally posted/published. We will address your complaint as quickly as possible. Thank you.

 
NOTICE:  The information contained in this site is not to be considered as legal advice. In no way are Keep And Bear Arms .com or any of its agents responsible for the actions of our members or site visitors. Also, because this web site is a Free Speech Zone, opinions, ideas, beliefs, suggestions, practices and concepts throughout this site may or may not represent those of Keep And Bear Arms .com. All rights reserved. Articles that are original to this site may be redistributed provided they are left intact and a link to http://www.KeepAndBearArms.com is given. Click here for Contact Information for representatives of KeepAndBearArms.com.

Thawte.com is the leading provider of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and digital certificate solutions used by enterprises, Web sites, and consumers to conduct secure communications and transactions over the Internet and private networks.

KeepAndBearArms.com, Inc. © 1999-2014, All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy