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Gunbroker.com Becomes Bronze Level Sponsor In SAF Sponsorship Program
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Second Amendment Foundation today announced that GunBroker.com has joined SAF’s new corporate sponsorship program at the Bronze level, allying themselves with SAF in the 2012 battle to win back firearms rights one lawsuit at a time."

"By their generous sponsorship, GunBroker.com demonstrates their strong support of the Second Amendment Foundation and SAF’s on-going efforts in defense of firearms civil rights. www.gunbroker.com" ...
 

Issa, Meehan, Grassley to Holder: Unseal Fast & Furious wiretap apps
Submitted by: David Codrea
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... "They also remind Holder his testimony 'that wiretap applications don't always go into all of the techniques that are used in a particular investigation' falls far short of that standard." ...
 

Mayor Bloomberg fires blanks in anti-gun crusade
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"If you caught the Super Bowl on Sunday, you may have seen an ad featuring New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Tom Menino claiming they 'support the Second Amendment' but want to keep 'illegal guns' off the streets and 'save lives.'"

"The ad might appear innocuous, even laudable. After all, who doesn't want to keep guns out of the hands of criminals? However, the group sponsoring the ad, 'Mayors Against Illegal Guns,' is blatantly anti-gun and openly supports strict limits on the ability of all citizens — including law-abiders — to own and possess firearms." ...
 

Brave foul-mouthed badass King Rahmeses of Chicago volunteers to start the next civil war, apparently thinking nobody will shoot at him for dreaming it up after the raid parties begin to stack up bodies.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Emanuel to push for state-wide handgun registry I guess he imagines that"

"a. people will not resist his proposed tyranny, and"

"b. they won't hold him personally accountable for starting a civil war."

"Bad guesses, the both of them. ..." ...
 

Statist Democrats: Why America Needs True Republicans
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A Super-Bowl political ad by New York Mayor Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Menino asked President Obama to impose greater restrictions on legal gun owners, so guns would be kept out of the hands of criminals. This ad prompted an article by a left wing, UCLA constitutional professor who surmised that it would bring disaster to the Democrats if President Obama made the Second Amendment an Election Year issue. He advised that Obama keep quiet, get re-elected then go push for disarming the American public." ...
 

Lots of gun politics action in Illinois
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Just across the river, Illinois appears poised to have a busy year for the gun issue, on fronts both legal and legislative. Being the last state to still have in place an absolute blanket ban on all armed self-defense in public, some action in this area is much needed." ...
 

The Moneylenders Enter the Temple (of Guns)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I’m not sure when the whole buying a firearm thing became something that makes you think you need a trenchcoat, dark sunglasses, and brown paper sacks. It seems even buying porn has become more respectable, if you believe what you read in the (liberal) papers. And the retail level is not the only place where guns are considered a less-than-publicly-acceptable endeavor. Did you know that many sites (including Google) won’t accept most ads for guns? Or that here at TTAG, we’re unable to get an account with ad networks like Google’s AdWords, because they feel as though guns are unsavory? Yep. In many ways, the whole gun culture thing has turned honest manufacturers, merchants and customers into some sort of bunch of pariahs. Bizarre. ..." ...
 

Concealed Carriers Do it Deeper (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"No matter what that guy looks like he’s doing, we promise you won’t risk your job by clicking play to view the video. The demo dude is actually showing how, when you’re wearing CCW Breakaway pants, your pocketed pistol will ride deeper and more toward the inside of your leg rather than on the outside where it will tend to print. The benefit: instead of people asking if that’s a pistol in your pocket, they’ll just think you’re really glad to see them." ...
 

Pump Gun Problem: Kel Tec KSG Rail Ruptures
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Earlier today, commenter C Young posted the following the following comment underneath RF’s Kel-Tec KSG review. We contacted him for photos."

"'The lower rail of the forend where a foregrip is recommended is PLASTIC unlike the upper rail which is metal. Within the first 10 shots using a sig sauer stoplight foregrip, the lower rail shattered, fragmented, and broke off. Very very disappointed. ...'" ...
 

Gun Review: Smith and Wesson M&P 45C
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"TTAG is no stranger to the M&P 45C. In fact, our boy Giao reviewed one back in July of 2011 and found it to be quite nice, save for some trigger shortcomings. I’m ignorant of most things pistol and self defense-related, but the M&Ps are mighty popular, especially with new shooters. So my take on the gun is through the eyes of a total noob. There are a few other practical reasons for the M&P comeback. First, I’m at a breaking point on finding a concealed carry piece for the First Time CHL series. . ." ...
 

Self-Defense Tip: Brandishing is a Question, Not An Answer (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"You might wonder what the above confrontation has to do with you. The obvious lesson: if someone draws a gun on you, it's best to run, comply, de-escalate and/or attack. If you're going to charge a guy with a gun, don't wait for an engraved invitation. Here's something else to keep in mind: if it's the other way around, if you're aiming a gun at someone in self-defense, do not expect compliance. If someone is f’ed-up enough to want to threaten you or your loved ones with death or grievous bodily harm they are more than likely ready, willing and able to take swift and immediate violent action against your lethal threat. Can of worms opening time . . ." ...
 

Concentrate on your Finger: Trigger Control and What it Means to Accuracy
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"Some people like the term 'press', others prefer 'pull' and still others use the term 'squeeze.' Whatever word you use doesn’t matter, what matters are accurate shots on target and when it comes to marksmanship fundamentals, trigger control is one of the two most important (the other being sight alignment.) It doesn't matter if you're standing on your head or shooting the gun upside-down, as long as your trigger pull is smooth and straight to the rear while your sights are aligned, you'll hit your target every time." ...
 

Uberti's New Silverboy Lever-Action .22 LR Rifle (video available)
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"Uberti is about as Western as Sergio Leone but they do fit right in with Colt and Henry. And their new lever-action mirrored chrome-finished rifle is gorgeous. If you're still sore from those tactical leverguns, this one is a sight to behold."

"The Silverboy deserves praise on its looks alone. Contrasting the chrome finish is a deep blue barrel, magazine, hammer, bolt, trigger, and buttplate, with a couple of black pins thrown in, too. The wood is of course walnut, and the barrel is the round type." ...
 

MEDL Mobile and the National Rifle Association (NRA) Creating Mobile App Promoting Gun Safety and Education
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"MEDL Mobile ... announced today that it has been Licensed by the [NRA] to develop mobile entertainment technology strategy for the organization, starting with its first entertainment shooting app which through various methods promotes gun safety via a series of educational information within a gaming environment."

"'We wanted to provide current and future shooters with an entertaining way to learn about gun safety, so we partnered with MEDL Mobile to create an experience in which users engage in target practice at the NRA Headquarters shooting range, enter tournaments, compete online and invite friends to participate, all while learning important firearms safety information along the way," said Mike Marcellin of the [NRA]. ..." ...
 

OMG! The Internet! Guns! Guns for Sale on the Internet!
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Today is so yesterday. While the show remains a cash cow, Today's production team can’t show up at J-school lecture halls without the cloying smell of 80′s happy talk overpowering their intellectual pretensions. And so Today is dipping its collective toe into . . . wait for it . . . investigative journalism. What better way to kick off their new venture than a cookie-cutter piece of EAT-G (Easy Access to Guns)? Did you know you can buy guns over the Internet without an FFL and FBI background check? Only one problem . . ." ...
 

Ready, aim and fire the gun nuts at the Colorado state Capitol
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"There’s really no kind or diplomatic way to put this: Gun nuts are just that, nuts."

"Now don’t shoot me, please, for calling it as I see it. But after watching the local gun-control argument for the past half a century, I’ve come to the conclusion that rational, intelligent people don’t want to live in a community where everybody is armed to teeth and carries extra clips in their fanny packs. Yes, I went there. Those who want to let just about everyone carry a gun anywhere they damned well please are as stupid and obtuse as the notion itself." ...

"In fact, I would say that I would have been able to support Republican Sen. Tim Neville’s no-permit-necessary bill — if I were the only one it applied to. ..." ...
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Rossen Reports: Anyone can buy guns, no questions asked (video story)
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"Some say it’s a major loophole in the law. At gun stores, you have to get a background check before you can buy a weapon. But online in most states, anyone from law-abiding citizens to dangerous criminals – even terrorists – can get just about any weapon they want, no questions asked." ...
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KABA Note: You can contact the Rossen Report Team here. Perhaps suggest an inquiry into Fast & Furious?
 

IL: Rahm Emanuel Pushes For Statewide Gun Registry In Illinois
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"Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected Thursday to introduce a proposal he hopes Illinois lawmakers will take up: a new, statewide handgun registry."

"According to WBEZ, Emanuel's proposal will likely call on handgun owners to pay $65 to register each of the guns that they own, including information on the gun's owner, its make and model and where and when it was purchased, at the state level. The registration would be good for five years, at which point a renewal would cost $25."

"Gun owners and dealers would need to get in touch with Illinois State Police if a gun changes hands or is lost or stolen -- or else they would risk a misdemeanor charge. Those caught with an unregistered gun could face a felony charge, WBEZ reports." ...
 

IL: Emanuel Calls For Statewide Gun Registry (audio available)
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"Mayor Rahm Emanuel is looking to close a loophole that, he says, allows more illegal guns to find their way to the streets."

"As WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, the mayor is calling for state legislation that would require guns to be registered statewide, which would help police track the guns they seize." ...
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Submitter's Note: Except that the Supreme Court ruled years ago that criminals can't be required to register their guns because it violates their 5th Amendment rights.
 

SC: Wife, Mother Shoots Her Abusive Husband Who Was Beating Their Son
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"A SC woman shot her husband once in the buttocks as he held their son in a corner and beat him in the face. The woman tried to pull her husband off of the boy, but was thrown to the ground. The woman then shot her husband once and called the police. The woman will not be charged with any crime and the husband is facing multiple assault and domestic violence charges." ...
 

Chicago Cop Responds to Train Station DGU
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"An email from a TTAG reader who experienced a DGU at a Windy City train station has generated a lot of traffic and discussion. Here's a comment from a Chi-town cop:"

"'I'm glad that you were not harmed during your encounter on that 'L' platform. Yes, CTA does have some very, very good video surveillance on their platforms, buses. Sad part is that if those 3 mutts had called the Police, we would have to check it (and you if still on the scene ) out. Don’t believe the BS that having a firearm in a fanny pack is having it in a container (such as in a vehicle). ... Although I am sympathetic to you (and other law abiding citizens) as to carrying concealed, I would have no option not to arrest . . ." ...
 

Canada: Homeowner Shoots and Kills Intruder Breaking Into Home
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"A Canada homeowner shot and killed an intruder breaking into their home. No charges have been filed against the shooter. Canadian law does allow residents to use lethal force in self defense, but places some limitations on it. Authorities have not yet decided if the homeowner will face any charges. ..." ...
 

PA: Acquitted Self-Defense Shooter Gets Hit With Civil Suit (video available)
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... "After the trial things had seemed to calm down for Mr. Ung. He was attempting to get his life back on track. That was until this past December (2011), when Eddie along with the help of his father, a prominent partner at the Fox Rothschild law firm, filed a civil lawsuit against Ung seeking punitive and compensatory damages for the shooting." ...

"But DiDonato is not just suing Ung; he is also suing five Philadelphia restaurants and bars that he claims over-served either Ung or his friends (Kelly and DiLoretto) on the night of the incident." ...

"In short, they are suing everyone they think they might be able to get money from." ...
 

WI: Republican Assembly leader carries concealed weapon while in session
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"A Republican leader in the state Assembly, in charge of maintaining order during legislative sessions, has carried a concealed gun during sessions in the Wisconsin Legislature."

"Assembly Leader Pro Tempore Bill Kramer, R-Waukesha, told the Associated Press Friday he has carried a concealed Glock 26, a subcompact semi-automatic gun, on the Assembly floor."

"Kramer said he received a concealed carry permit before Thanksgiving and needs it because of the atmosphere in the Capitol. He said he has received threatening emails, including one calling for Jesus to return and stab him with a flaming sword." ...
 

NJ: No charges filed against 2 N.J. college students whose actions led to death of would-be thief
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"Authorities have not filed charges against two Newark college students who subdued a would-be thief who later died."

"The circumstances of the death of Gian Davis, 30, early Sunday morning on Bloomfield Avenue are being reviewed and may be presented to an Essex County grand jury for review, acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray yesterday said yesterday." ...
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KABA Note: If only they'd had a gun that thief would probably still be alive . . .
 

ATF: the favorite guns of Mexican drug cartels (Updated)
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"Throughout Fast and Furious and countless other storied incidents along the U.S.-Mexico border, one thing has remained certain: some guns smuggled from here into Mexico are considered weapons of choice for Mexican drug traffickers." ...
 

Suddenly Hot Rick Santorum Visits Gun Range
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"Fresh off primary victories in three states, presidential candidate Rick Santorum demonstrated his strong support for the individual right to keep and bear arms by visiting H&H Shooting Sports Complex in Oklahoma City en route to a rally today."

"H&H is a NSSF Five Star member range owned by Miles and Jayne Hall." ...
 

PA: Rick Gray Doesn’t Like Making Illegal Laws Illegal
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"Lancaster Pennsylvania mayor Rick Gray is outraged. Outraged I tell you! The state legislature is debating a law which would punish municipalities for breaking the law. Pennsylvania has statewide gun law preemption which means that local governments can’t make and enforce their own gun laws, which in turn means that gun owners can drive from one town to another without worrying that they will be breaking the law somewhere on the trip. Only one problem . . ." ...
 

GA: Ga. panel hears pros, cons of concealed weapon permit (video available)
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"Ending the requirement to get a permit in order to carry a concealed weapon won’t endanger the public or it will, according to testimony on both sides of the issue that the House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee heard Thursday." ...
 

MN: Rep. Tony Cornish pushes for another constitutional amendment on ballot
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"Republican legislators are pressing forward with efforts to bring constitutional amendments to the November ballot."

"The most recent proposal, filed Wednesday and authored by Rep. Tony Cornish of Lake Crystal, reaffirms the right of individuals to 'acquire, keep, possess, transport, carry, transfer, and use arms.' The legislation adds that any restriction must be subjected to 'strict scrutiny.'"

"'It's a more strict interpretation' of the second amendment of the U.S. Constitution, said Cornish." ...
 

WY: Wyoming bill shoots down local gun laws
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"State lawmakers are drafting legislation that would prevent local governments in Wyoming from passing any gun control laws, under penalty of heavy fines or even removal from office."

"Currently, Wyoming law prohibits cities, counties and other local bodies from passing their own laws regulating or banning firearms, except to prevent rioting, disturbances or disorderly assemblies."

"But late last year, the Casper City Council controversially banned openly carried weapons at city government meetings; the Gillette City Council shelved a similar proposal in May."

"Under the legislation, which sponsors plan to file within the next couple of days, all local government gun control laws would be nullified." ...
 

NC: County gun laws stiffened in split decision
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"In a 3-2 split decision, county commissioners put to rest two months of speculation by voting to restrict concealed weapons in county parks Monday night."

"'This was a tough decision,' said Ashe County Board of Commissioners Chair Judy Porter Poe. 'Both sides feel strongly about this issue. I just don’t feel that parks are the place for concealed weapons.'" ...
 

GA: Bill Preventing Destruction of Guns Passes Georgia Senate Committee
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"Yesterday, Senate Bill 350 passed unanimously in the state Senate Judiciary Committee, along with an amendment submitted by bill sponsor and state Senator Don Balfour (R-9) that would require law enforcement agencies to begin the process of returning seized firearms within thirty days of a court’s final judgment."

"SB 350, along with the supported amendment, would mandate municipal, county and state police authorities return all seized firearms, not currently being held as evidence in a criminal investigation, to the lawful owner if able. ..." ...
 

VA: Gun law about to change
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"Control advocates will likely recoil in horror soon when Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell signs into law a bill axing the one-handgun-a month law, which passed the Virginia Senate Monday on a 21-19 vote, reflecting the new reality of party power in that chamber."

"The law was originally passed in 1993 when the current instant background checks did not exist as an effort to reduce firearms being purchased in the state and resold illegally elsewhere. New York City was a favorite destination of gun traffickers." ...
 

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Several 2nd Amendment Cases
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"The Supreme Court late last month declined petition to take up more Second Amendment cases. A news release I received today from the Michel and Associates law firm (that does not seem available yet on its web site dedicated to gun law) explains what was at stake. It also discusses other Second Amendment cases that people have tried, and failed, to take all the way to the Supreme Court since 2008's Heller case created a brand-new landscape for weapons possesion law:" ...
 

NJ: New Jersey’s Nappen Firm Wins Two Firearm Appeals
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"The New Jersey Appellate Division decided two cases this week in support of fair treatment for those who received mental health care, but who no longer suffer from such disabilities in such a manner that would handicap them in the safe handling of firearms."

"The law firm of Evan F. Nappen, Attorney at Law PC of Eatontown, New Jersey, (www.evannappen.com) represented both of these appellants." ...
 

OH: Ohio Supreme Court declines to hear Castle Doctrine appeal; Man who acted in self-defense is free
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"The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that the Ohio Supreme Court (OSC) has declined to hear the case of a 55-year-old Cleveland homeowner convicted in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court last year of killing an intruder."

"In 2010, Carl Kozlosky was convicted by a Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court jury and sentenced last year to 18 years to life in prison for the shooting death of Andre Coleman on Sept. 20, 2009."

"Last fall, the 8th Ohio District Court of Appeals ordered a new trial for Kozlosky, saying there was overwhelming evidence that he had acted in self-defense." ...
 

Local Sheriffs Fighting Backs Against Feds' Gun Laws
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... "I recently attended the first conference of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association. Nearly 100 sheriffs attended, in addition to many police chiefs and some county councilmen. One of the encouraging things about the conference was that while many of the sheriffs there were not initially willing to risk a confrontation with the feds, they are now willing to do so after hearing the testimonies from many of their fellow constables. ..."

"For example, Tony DeMeo is a former Jersey City cop who ended up getting elected as Sheriff in Nye County, Nevada. He became a pivotal player in his county by protecting citizens from an outrageous abuse of power that was perpetrated by the Bureau of Land Management." ...
 

LA: JP deputy resigns over NOPD insurance scheme
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"An insurance scheme that allegedly involved at least two New Orleans Police officers also entangled a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputy."

"Sheriff Newell Normand said Deputy Danny Spears resigned over the allegations last week, and in a tragic development, it appears one of the New Orleans police officers involved took his own life."

"Sources said the scheme allegedly began with New Orleans Sgt. Kevin Guillot. According to the sheriff, Guillot filed a report saying his truck was stolen at a Jefferson Parish boat launch, and Spears admitted to investigators that he wrote the fraudulent report." ...
 

PA: More charges filed against suspended Braddock cop
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"A Braddock police officer awaiting trial on burglary and bribery charges was arraigned today in another string of crimes in which police said he pressed a prostitute into a sham prostitution sting and stole a shotgun from evidence, among other things." ...
 

WA: Officer in WA accused of stealing from family fund
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"A Lakewood police officer was charged with embezzling more than $120,000 from a fund for families of four colleagues who were shot to death while on duty then spending some of the money on trips to Las Vegas, the U.S. attorney's office said Wednesday."

"Officer Skeeter Timothy Manos also is accused of making purchases of several thousand dollars at Costco and Home Depot with the money." ...
 

MO: KC police officer accused of drunken driving, resisting arrest
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"Authorities accused an off-duty Kansas City police officer today of resisting arrest and assaulting other officers as they attempted to arrest her on suspicion of drunken driving."

"Clay County prosecutors charged Megan M. Laffoon, 29, with misdemeanor counts of driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest, assault on a law enforcement officer and attempted assaut on a law enforcement officer." ...
 

CO: Make My Day law for Colorado businesses debated
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"Republicans moved forward with a proposal to let businesses use deadly force against intruders, one of a handful of GOP proposals being heard Thursday aimed at expanding gun rights."

"The Republican-controlled House approved the bill expanding self-defense protections for businesses on a voice vote, with Democratic opposition. The bill ... builds on the protections already in place under the state's 'Make My Day' law, which allows residents to use deadly force against home intruders."

"Later in the day, a GOP-controlled House committee approved three other bills favored by gun-rights activists. One would repeal the need for permits before carrying concealed weapons, an idea rejected last year by the Democratic Senate." ...
 

CO: Rescued dog bites NBC anchor in the face during feel-good segment gone wrong
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"It was supposed to be one of those feel-good segments on a local television newscast: A rescued dog. A grateful owner. The hero firefighter who pulled the dog from the ice. But that's not how it turned out."

"The dog ... attacked Kyle Dyer, anchorwoman ... during a live, in-studio segment ..." ...

"Michael Robinson, Max's owner, has been cited by Denver Animal Control for a 'leash-law' violation..."

"But animal experts say it was Dyer who was really at fault."

"'The dog was trying to tell her, 'I am going to bite you,' Colleen Safford, a prominent New York-based dog trainer, told Yahoo News. '... This dog was repeatedly 'telling' the anchor that she was making him uncomfortable and if she didn't stop, he would bite.'" ...
 

CA: LAPD Pioneers High-Tech Crime-Fighting 'War Room'
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"The LAPD is fighting crime from a high-tech war room that gives it eyes all over the city. The surveillance hub is now a model for police forces around the world and KCAL9 got an exclusive tour inside from Chief Charlie Beck."

"'We are targets on our own soil,' says Beck. 'We have to be ready.'"

"What began as a grass roots idea following the 9/11 terrorist attacks is now a state-of-the-art real-time analysis critical response center. It's called RACR, and it’s located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles." ...
 

MI: Highland Park Officer Not Punished for Incident With Gun (video story)
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"Police officers tell us over and over again that it's vital to make sure all firearms are secured in your home to prevent kids from playing with them. But back in October, a teenager got a hold of a gun and fired it inside a home. That gun belonged to a Highland Park Police Sergeant. When it was reported to her superiors, many expected her to face harsh discipline. But that never happenend. Fox 2's Andrea Isom went to find out why that is."
 

WI: Howard man drives SUV into house; drunken driving suspected
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"A 23-year-old man was arrested early this morning for suspected drunken driving and having a loaded gun after he drove an SUV into a house in Howard after failing to make a curve in the road, authorities said today." ...

"No one was injured in the home."

"Authorities found a loaded .40 caliber handgun in the man’s vehicle."

"He didn’t have a permit to carry a concealed weapon, the sheriff’s department said, and he is facing charges of endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon." ...
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Submitter note: No permit = "use" of a weapon. That's why you should be in opposition of increased penalties for "using" a gun in a crime.
 

IN: Veteran launches new career at Ind. shooting range
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"For Jerimiah Barthold, returning from serving in Iraq and working a 9-to-5 job just wasn't the plan."

"The private contractor and U.S. Army drill sergeant has been from Haiti to Afghanistan, with the tattoos to represent them all. He finally returned to Bloomington in February 2011."

"'You can't just come home from that and go manage a Staples,' Barthold said."

"When a conversation with Graham's Security and Patrol shop owner Jim Graham brought up the need for a shooting range closer to Bloomington, Barthold got an idea."

"'I basically invented myself a job.'" ...
 

OH: Major gun heist at Ohio gun store proves background checks can't stop criminals from getting guns (video story)
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"WCMH, Columbus' NBC affiliate, is reporting that police are investigating a break-in in which approximately 80 firearms were stolen from a Central Ohio shooting range as well as boxes of ammunition."

"Thieves knocked a hole through a cinder block wall to gain access to The Powder Room, which is located in Powell." ...
 

PA: Remember that guns helped make America
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"I'm tired of liberal comments about the National Rifle Association. I'm a proud life member of the NRA. The NRA supports Second Amendment rights. It doesn't want everyone to own a gun, but it says that all law-abiding citizens have a right to own a gun. People have the right to defend themselves. Law-abiding citizens don't want to shoot anyone but sometimes they have no choice. It's either them or you. Hunters donate thousands of pounds of meat to homeless shelters and soup kitchens." ...
 

FL: Florida teen charged with stabbing grandmother over 90 times, wanted to make uncle suffer
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"A Florida teenager was charged Wednesday with murdering his grandmother by stabbing her 93 times and shooting her in the head with a crossbow."

"Jasper Aristotle Smiddie, 19, confessed to stabbing his grandmother, 67-year-old Gloria Helfrich, shooting her in the head with a crossbow and beating her with a pipe wrench, MyFoxTampaBay.com reports." ...
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H/t to David Codrea who notes: If Only We Could Control Easy Youth Access to Guns. Oh, wait ...
 

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