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D.C. Court Ruling Could Affect Out-Of-State Gun Buying
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"You can buy a car from an out-of-state dealer and pick it up there. You can buy a house in another part of the country, as speculators unwisely did during the real estate bubble, sight unseen. But even though the Second Amendment protects an individual right to own firearms -- and presumably to buy them -- you can't purchase a handgun while you're visiting another state."

"A gun rights group has sued the Justice Department to overturn this prohibition, which became law as part of the Gun Control Act of 1968, and the case is now in front of U.S. District Judge James Robertson in Washington, D.C." ...
 

Does Reporting on Baltimore Shooting Show Ignorance, Laziness or Intent?
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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"They're not only willing, they're depending on lies to pass rights-restricting edicts. And the media play right along as willing (ignorant?) dupes."
 

A Critical Decision
Submitted by: Old Jarhead

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"Members of all branches of the United States Military will soon be facing a most critical decision. The European Union Times is reporting here that Obama is using the deployment of additional troops to Afghanistan to cover for the movement of some 200,000 troops, presently on duty in countries other than Iraq and Afghanistan, to USNORTHCOM to prepare for the 'expected outbreak of Civil War within the United States before the end of winter.'"

"... According to the article, Obama believes the reason for this civil unrest to be an expected 'implosion' of this country's financial systems. ..."

"A prudent man would speculate if the government so fears coming civil unrest, will they move to seize firearms throughout the country ..." ....
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KABA Note: Given the source, this report should be taken with a grain of salt.
 

Gun Control on Campus?
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Colorado is at the center of a national debate concerning gun control, revolving around moves to ban guns at two of the state’s universities."

"The most recent move comes as a proposal by Colorado State University’s public safety and president's cabinet to ban students from carrying guns on campus. Their recommendation flies in the face of the students’ will, with the governing body voting 21-3 last week in support of keeping CSU a conceal-and-carry campus."

"As the debate in Fort Collins continues, Students for Concealed Carry on Campus is currently appealing a lower Colorado court decision that dismissed a suit filed last year by the group seeking to overturn the University of Colorado’s gun ban. ..." ...
 

Remembering Pearl Harbor, and perhaps exploding a myth
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Sixty-eight years ago today, Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941 – a date that will live in infamy – the United States was attacked by the Japanese Imperial Navy at Pearl Harbor, at the cost of more than 2,000 lives."

"My father, who never talked about the war because he was in it, did tell me this once: When he heard about Pearl Harbor 'I couldn't get my hands on a gun fast enough.'"

"It was a different time then in America. It was not unusual to find a Model 94 Winchester or even a bolt-action 1903 Springfield in the average household ... There is no polite or diplomatic way to say this: What happened that morning so many decades ago grabbed 'the greatest generation' of America by the jugular and really pissed them off. ..." ...
 

Business cards instead of microstamping
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"At the risk of sounding obvious, if microstamping were the 'magic solution' to solving crime in Wisconsin as Representative Young claims it would be, why have all the other states not figured it out? What do you think makes Representative Young believe the criminals in Wisconsin are so much more stupid than those living and working in other states?"

"Microstamping is technology that makes a mark on a case as the gun is fired. According to Representative Young, 'it's like finding a gun at a crime scene'. Well, thanks for telling all the criminals what you are doing Representative Young!" ...
 

Tabula Rasa
Submitted by: xqqme
Website: http://xqqme4thinking.blogspot.com/2009/12/tabula-rasa.html

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... "Some fear that an originalist interpretation of our Constitution's 14th Amendment [as a result of Supreme Court action in McDonald v. City of Chicago] would upset the proverbial apple-cart... and unleash too many freedoms and rights."

"It's about time. The present apple-cart is full of rotten apples, selling out the rights and freedoms of the citizens for power. "
 

Alaska Joins Legal Battle to Ensure Right to Bear Arms
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"At the direction of Governor Sean Parnell, the State of Alaska announced last week that it has joined the legal battle to prohibit state and local governments from denying individual Americans their right to bear arms, which is provided under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution."

"Attorney General Dan Sullivan, along with his counterparts in three dozen other states, recently signed on to a friend-of-the-court brief in the case of McDonald v. City of Chicago, now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. Alaska had previously joined other states in successfully petitioning the court to hear the case, in which Chicago firearm owners challenge a handgun ban in the city." ...
 

Battle Rifle Basics
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"While anyone with an elementary knowledge of firearms recognizes the advantages of a handgun for concealed and close quarters defense use, the time where a battle rifle could be used for self-defense is rapidly approaching. The size and weight of a handgun provides many advantages but these factors also become a liability if one is forced to defend themselves at a distance of more than a few yards. While there exist handguns used for hunting and target shooting, those are not usually carried or used for self-defense and their effective range is still limited, especially when compared to a battle rifle." ...
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H/t to WRSA.
 

Praxis: Mission Loads -- Sustaining Light Infantry on 'Shank's Mare.'
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"The Packboard, the ALICE Cargo Frame and the Universal Load Carrying Sling."

"Mission Loads: At times it is necessary for you to adjust basic loads and load-carrying equipment to make up for the carry of equipment and supplies required to fulfill your unit mission or to suit your particular assignment. These mission loads are carried by using certain combinations of either lightweight load-carrying systems, the universal load-carrying sling, the plywood packboard, the grenade carrier vest and the various bags. -- FM 21-15, Care and Use of Individual Equipment, 15 February 1977, p. 176." ...
 

Colorado State University Wrong to Ban Guns from Campus
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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opened early for one Colorado college today when the ruling board of governors at Colorado State University voted to ban guns from campus."

"[CSU] ... has allowed concealed carry on campus since the state passed concealed carry legislation in 2003. ... Now, under the proposed new ban, no students will be permitted to carry a weapon for self-defense."

"'The current policy had been in place for over six years and had worked wonderfully,' said Jim Manley, SCCC's State Director in Colorado. 'There had been no problems, students were able to defend themselves on campus or off.'"

"In fact, the ban is at odds with a resolution resoundingly passed by the CSU Student Senate which endorses the pro-concealed carry policy." ...
 

Guns and the law: The use of deadly force (part 1)
Submitted by: Charlotte Gun Rights Examiner
Website: http://www.GunsPoliticsandFreedom.com

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"When can you lawfully use deadly force in defense of yourself and others? Attorney Thomas Faulk discusses 'perfect' and 'imperfect' self-defense." ...
 

Call 911 Only After Your Shotgun Is Pumped
Submitted by: Larry

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"Because the cops will only get there in time to tape off the scene of the crime and stare at your dead body."

"Fifty miles west of Tulsa, a lady watched a man preying on her house, looking for a way to get in and do his thing. She called 911, where the dispatcher tried to keep her distracted from the real task at hand. Listen to the call and judge for yourself. Finally, this prepared woman said, 'I can't keep this gun and keep on the phone darling, it's a big shotgun, it will break my arm.'" ...
 

Stickups and burglaries are on the rise – in the workplace
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"A recent Wall Street Journal article, 'Stickups and Burglaries are on the Rise – at work' focused on the rise in crime in business locations." ...

"Work is a place most people feel safe. We spend lots of mundane time there. Office buildings tend to be well lit and full of people we know. Visitors are normal considered safe. Many buildings have security cameras and even 'security' personnel."

"But if your company security is just a person in a suit, or a person with uniform and a badge, don't call him security. Call him a witness. Call him a person who can call for help. Call him run-for-his-life-when-someone-pulls-a-gun. But calling him security is a lie. ..." ...
 

Maersk Alabama crew trained to defend itself, but not permitted to
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"The Maersk Alabama, a U.S. flagged cargo vessel, is now a veteran of not one, but two attacks by Somali pirates. The first, back in April, although ending well (except from the perspective of the pirates), was a horrid ordeal. The crew ... endured terrible (and potentially fatal) conditions: for 13 hours, in 130° heat, without drinking water or ventilation, they waited out the attack." ...

"... how much better it would have been to have thwarted the attack from the very beginning."

"That, indeed, is pretty much what happened in the more recent attack ... Last month's attack was met with return fire from the embarked security team, quickly convincing the pirates to beat a hasty retreat, and live to find easier prey." ...
 

Weapons in the Woods
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Guns are now legal in national parks. Are we any safer?"

"In Georgia a serial killer stalked hikers in national forests. In a Tennessee campground, a mother and her two small children were mauled by a black bear. Two Virginia Tech students were found shot dead at their Jefferson National Forest campsite, their killers still at large."

"The outdoors is a dangerous place."

"But will a new law allowing firearms in national parks make us safer—or actually put us in greater danger?" ...
 

GA: Proposed law would allow concealed guns at Univ.
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"One piece of legislation coming from members of the Georgia House of Representatives could have bearing on students' right to bear arms."

"State Rep. Tim Bearden ... has been working on a piece of legislation that could affect students' ability to carry a concealed weapon on campus."

"If passed, House Bill 615 would legalize the carrying of concealed weapons in all areas of the state - including college campuses - with the exception of courtrooms, jails and prisons."

"'It's not like we want it to be like the Old West, with everyone wearing guns on their hips,' said bill sponsor Bobby Reese (R-Sugar Hill). 'But the Second Amendment strictly speaks to the rights of individuals to protect themselves.'" ...
 

Rose-Colored Glasses
Submitted by: Larry

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"I've read my share of columns on police abuse and the police state. I’ve seen my share of videos on YouTube of police abusing people for the most mundane things like speeding, riding a bike on a sidewalk, riding a bike down the street, and, civil, non-violent protest."

"But until just recently I hadn't experienced it myself firsthand. ..." ...

"As we all stood there looking on a black teenager came whizzing by us on his skateboard. He skated across the street, past the cops and on down the road. As the cops saw him skate by they yelled something at him that was too [un]intelligible for us to understand ..." ...
 

ME: Maine jail frees wrong inmate named 'Ismail'
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"A maximum-security inmate who was mistakenly released Wednesday night has turned himself in to the police chief of Portland ..."

"Ahmed Ismail reportedly arranged through his lawyer to give himself up."

"'This is exactly what I wanted to see happen,' Police Chief James Craig said ... 'He was back in custody within 24 hours and no one was injured.'"

"The county jail had released Ismail when they were supposed to be releasing another man, Ismail Awad." ...

"[Shefiff] Dion said Ismail is the second inmate to be mistakenly released from the facility this year ... A man who was supposed to be transferred to another facility in August was released instead. The suspected robber turned himself in the next day ..."
 

NY: NYPD detective nabbed in drunk driving crash at the Midtown Tunnel
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"A drunken off-duty detective crashed a department car at the Midtown Tunnel early Friday after a Christmas party with colleagues, authorities said."

"The smashup was the third driving-while-intoxicated accident involving an off-duty cop since September."

"Unlike the other two, however, Detective James O'Connell did not kill anyone, authorities said. O'Connell crashed a department Jeep Grand Cherokee through a wooden barricade marking a closed lane on the Queens side of the tunnel, cops said." ...
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Philippines: Senate set to conduct inquiry on firearms seized from Ampatuan clan
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"The Senate is set to conduct investigations on the large cache of firearms seized by authorities in areas near the mansions of the Ampatuan clan in Maguindanao." ...

"In filing the two-page Senate Resolution 1811, Biazon, a former AFP chief of staff, said the weapons and ammunitions that had military and police markings should only be in the possession of and for the sole use of the military and the police and their discovery in the hands of civilians is a serious breach of national security."

"He said the discovery of the firearms and ammunition bolstered earlier claims by rebel soldiers that a 'treasonous and illegal sale of weapons' exists." ...
 

UK: Police warn parents against buying toy guns a Christmas presents
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Parents are being warned by police not to buy their children realistic looking toy guns this Christmas as it could lead to them being shot by armed marksmen."

"Senior officers are becoming increasingly alarmed at the amount of calls they are responding to that involve young people innocently playing with imitation firearms."

"Most children, parents and teachers are unaware of the risks generated by toy and imitation guns, officers say." ...
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Submitter's Note: Perhaps it would be better to say "Most children, parents and teachers are unaware of the risks generated by police overreaction to toy and imitation guns."
 

Philippines: More arrests, more raids
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Using sniffer dogs and shovels, troops dug up another arms cache on Sunday in a crackdown on suspects in the massacre of 57 people ..."

"The seizure of 39 high-powered firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition came a day after police and military units uncovered 340,000 bullets for M-16 assault rifles in a warehouse ..." ...

"The boxes of bullets were marked 'Government Arsenal DND (Department of National Defense).'"

"The ammunition and some of the long firearms showed that they were manufactured by Arms Corp. of the Philippines, a private weapons company that exclusively manufactures bullets and guns for state security agencies." ... [emphasis added]
 

NJ: Guest opinion was wrong on many levels
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"I like your paper. You ... tend not to upset either side on the issues of the day. As for today, I am speechless."

"I am a life member of the NRA and a concealed carry permit holder. Your guest opinion piece, 'concealed carry does not make us safer' is wrong on so many levels, it is beyond the scope of a concise response."

"In brief:"

"A) My handgun does make me and my loved ones measurably more safe."

"B) Your 'macho fantasy' is pure Hollywood. Please reference the laws on brandishing and potential liabilities a permit holder incurs even in the event of a justified situation."

"C) A 'Washington based policy center' and reports from 'news organizations' sounds like a hot tip from the infamous 'un-named sources.' ..." ...
 

IL: Indiana is a source state for guns
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Illinois and Chicago maintain some stiff gun laws, but recently released federal statistics suggest a lot of guns seized last year by police in Illinois came from a source beyond the reach of those laws: Indiana." ...

"The stats show Indiana was, by far, the leading out-of-state supplier of guns recovered by police in Illinois in 2008 ... While Illinois was its own biggest source state, with 3,300 guns recovered in Illinois and traced to in-state sources in 2008, Indiana supplied 857 such guns to Illinois in 2008. ..." ...

"Dave Workman doesn't see the connection between source states and allegedly weak gun laws ..."

"'We're not talking about legally licensed armed private citizens running around sticking up gas stations or baristas,' Workman said." ...
 

IL: Holiday bloodshed in Chicagoland highlights the sheer impotence of gun control laws
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"The holiday season is supposed to be a time when Americans reflect on the good things in their life and give thanks for the blessings they've enjoyed during the year. In Chicago, however, the holidays are yet another time of murder and mayhem – despite the city administration's anti-gun laws and strict gun-control."

"CBS2Chicago.com is again reporting on the violence plaguing one of the truly great cities in the world. We can't forget that Chicago is also one of the most anti-gun places in America, yet this past Thanksgiving weekend it was drenched in blood."

All told, nine Chicagoans died in a bloody weekend that reflects the city's violent past – and present." ...
 

Canada: Gun Control Issue Reveals a Changing Canada
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"Like public health care, Canada's tight gun-control laws help distinguish the country from its powerful neighbor to the south. But as Canadians commemorated the 20th anniversary of one of the country's most notorious shooting sprees on Sunday, their Parliament was on course to eliminate one of its most significant gun-control measures." ...

"Parliament’s response to the crime was passage of the long-gun registry, and few issues since have so divided rural and urban Canadians ..." ...

"The law has been controversial since its approval in 1995, and there are competing theories as to why it suddenly appears doomed now ..." ...
 

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