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Heller: Uh, We *Can't* Take 'Em to Court??
Submitted by: concerned american
Website: http://westernrifleshooters.blogspot.com

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"The Second Amendment guarantee of the right to bear arms does not apply to override state firearms bans, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit declared Jan. 28. Under the incorporation doctrine, only certain provisions of the Bill of Rights apply to the states, and the Second Amendment is one of those that does not, the Second Circuit held. ..."

"Read it all [links to articles and case at original post; click on title above]."

"Remember that the Second Circuit, which covers New York, Vermont, and Connecticut, is a highly-influential Federal bench. Accordingly, its decision in Maloney will be persuasive and will be cited by other District and Circuit Courts in ruling against the Second Amendment."

"Alea iacta est."
 

2A Today for The USA - HR 45 Gun Control is Unconstitutional
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Here we go again. Another odious gun control bill. This one is aimed at restricting guns, forcing people to get a mandatory gun license that requires licensees that move to register a current address within a prescribed period of time or face a penalty, creates a tracking database for licensees, makes it a crime to allow someone under 18 years of age to have access to your firearm, and on and on ..."

"Maybe they should regulate spoons too. After all, since our country has an obesity problem, it must be the spoons' fault. Let's license them. Anyone in possession of a spoon must keep it out of reach of anyone who is 20 or more pounds overweight, or face a fine or possibly 2 years in prison." ...
 

Liberals, Guns, and the Constitution
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As Brian Doherty noted earlier, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has held that the 2nd Amendment does not apply against state and local governments. In more positive gun rights news, the Constitutional Accountability Center, a liberal law firm and think tank 'dedicated to fulfilling the progressive promise of our Constitution's text and history,' filed a friend of the court brief last week on behalf of the plaintiffs in McDonald v. City of Chicago, arguing that the 14th Amendment's Privileges or Immunities Clause does make the 2nd Amendment applicable against the states (Alan Gura, the lawyer who argued D.C. v. Heller before the Supreme Court, is representing the plaintiffs in McDonald). ..." ...
 

Siege of Venezuelan Jews Shows Wisdom of the 2nd Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As President Hugo Chavez intensifies his anti-Israel campaign, some Venezuelans have taken action, threatening Jews in the street and vandalizing the largest synagogue in Caracas–where they stole a database of names and addresses."

"Now many in Venezuela's Jewish community fear the worst is yet to come."

"Chavez has personally taken care not to criticize Israelis or Jews ... He vehemently denies inciting religious intolerance, let alone violence."

"But Venezuela's Jewish leaders ... say Chavez's harsh criticism has inspired a growing list of hate crimes ..." ...

"The events in Venezuela underscore the wisdom of the Founding Fathers' decision to include the right to bear arms in our constitution ..." ...
 

Firearms transport: Lessons learned after major roll-over accident
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Like most CHL holders, target shooters and hunters, I suspect, I gave little consideration to how my firearms were secured in a vehicle. Certainly I followed all the laws and I use quality cases. Decisions on how I packed them into my truck or camper, however, centered on what was convenient for the trip."

"My considerations have changed significantly since December 6, 2008. That was the day I rolled both my truck and camper."

"I totaled both but fortunately me and my hunting companion walked – or perhaps I should say limped gingerly – away. Locating all the firearms thrown from the interior of the truck, the bed of the truck or the camper is another story. ..." ...
 

Praxis: The Case for Combat Load Carry & Rucksack Roadwork…
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Before we go any farther, let me make this clear: 'NO, we are not Rangers!' Never have we claimed to be; however, we can take their example as they are superb light infantry, and when allowed to operate in MW methodology, do not have many peers in the world. ... We are instilling in our members that they need to accept this one fact:"

"Your enemy is training as you read this. He doesn't care how much his ruck weighs, it weighs what it weighs; he doesn’t care how long the walk is, it's over when it's over; he doesn’t care whether you're a man, woman, or a goat. He doesn't care if his weapon jams when he’s firing for practice; he clears it and continues firing. He's training to kill you right now. Period." ...
 

Worried about gun control? Make your own gun
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Obama administration is off to a good start on civil liberties ... But gun owners are more than a bit concerned that their rights will be ridden over roughshod during the next few years. While there's no sure way of heading off government action, it is possible to evade and sabotage the enforcement of restrictive laws. Specifically, gun owners should continue to acquire and distribute the know-how for making their own guns." ...

"So, where do you start? Well, you need plans, of course. You could copy an existing firearm, like those Pakistani craftsmen do ... Or you could acquire plans purposely created for home manufacturing. Yes, they exist. And one of the better known sources for such plans is Philip A. Luty." ...
 

Shooting Down Concealed Guns on Campuses
Submitted by: jghilty

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... "... The Students for Concealed Carry on Campus (SCCC) is an organization that is lobbying to lift the ban on concealed weapons on college campuses. ..."

"The main reason for the push to change this legislation is to increase a student's ability to protect and defend himself. The SCCC claims that a student has the right to carry a concealed weapon in times of danger. ..."

"However, any student who wants to live and learn on a safe campus should consider this growth troubling, and the organization is mistaken to believe that throwing more guns at the problem is the solution to preventing gun violence on campuses. The idea of not only allowing, but also encouraging students to carry firearms on campus goes against the main ideals that a college campus strives to teach. ..." ...
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KABA Note: Ideals like critical thinking and making judgements based on facts and not emotion as this author is doing?
 

VA: Earning a living on gun show loophole
Submitted by: jghilty

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"State Sen. Creigh Deeds tried to do gun owners a favor, but instead of a thank-you note, he got a nastygram."

"Deeds amended legislation requiring background checks for private sales at gun shows to exempt men and women who already have court-approved concealed weapon permits. He also exempted antique firearms."

"Deeds wanted to make sure no one with a criminal background or a history of mental illness walks out of a gun show with a dangerous weapon. But he also wanted to avoid unnecessary aggravations for law-abiding people who have already been cleared to carry guns."

"The Senate rejected the compromise last week after the Virginia Citizens Defense League declared the bill 'unacceptable' and an 'atrocity.' ..." ...
 

Tyranny on the Move
Submitted by: concerned american
Website: http://westernrifleshooters.blogspot.com

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Read these two mainstream articles and think about what they mean about the Obamessiah's plans for our country.

The first, submitted by Spartacus, describes how the White House has taken over the 2010 Census operation. So what? If you control the census results, you control how Congressional districts are drawn, and thus the House of Representatives.

The second, submitted by High Plains Lawyer, tells how Obama's National Security Council is being radically expanded to include an unprecedented focus on domestic threats.

Got ammo, spare parts, and courage?
 

TX: Homeowner, Suspect Hurt in Burglary
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"An Ellis County man shots a burglary suspect when he drove up on two men pulling away from his home with stolen items ..."

"According to the Ellis County Sheriff's Office, the homeowner and his family returned to their Bristol home about 11:30 a.m Sunday. They noticed two men leaving in an SUV with some of their belongings."

"The suspects tried to drive off, slamming into the homeowner's truck. The homeowner and his children were injured in the crash, police said."

"The man told deputies he then pulled out his small-caliber rifle and fired shots at the SUV."

"One of the suspects was hit three times and is now in critical condition at a local hospital. The second suspect fled on foot." ...
 

FL: Would-Be Robber Shot, Killed In New Smyrna Beach
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A would-be robber was shot and killed Saturday morning in New Smyrna Beach as a store owner was opening up his shop."

"The robber was shot twice in the chest by a security guard at the Medicine Shoppe pharmacy Saturday at 10:15 a.m."

"Police said the masked robber entered the store at 653 N. Dixie Freeway, put a gun to the head of the pharmacist and demanded drugs."

"That's when the man with the gun was shot and killed by the security guard."

"Neighboring store owners said the Medicine Shoppe had heard rumors lately that they were going to be held up, and as a result had hired the security guard." ...
 

FL: Local prep athletes face murder charges
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Two high school football players have been arrested on charges they killed a 55-year-old woman during a botched home invasion robbery. One of the teenagers is paralyzed after one of the robbery victims shot back ..." ...

"The teens found Lerma and two men in the home when they entered, and Blake opened fire with an SKS rifle ... Detectives say he killed Lerma, and shot one of the men in the house in the arm." ...

"The teens did not count on one of the men in the home pulling his own gun, firing and hitting Blake. Police officers and emergency personnel found Blake shot in the driveway."

"Sanders escaped but Blake's injuries left him paralyzed with a severed spine." ...
 

CA: Judges back a one-third reduction in state prison population
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"A panel of three federal judges, saying overcrowding in state prisons has deprived inmates of their right to adequate health care, tentatively ruled Monday that the state must reduce the population in those lockups by as many as 57,000 people."

"The judges issued the decision after a trial in two long-running cases brought by inmates to protest the state of medical and mental health care in the prisons." ...
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SUBMITTER'S COMMENT: Now that we've prohibited the ownership of your best means of self-defense, we're going to dump 57,000 prisoners back on your streets. Good luck!
 

The 'Evolution' of Kirsten Gillibrand
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://waronguns.blogspot.com

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"Respected voices in the Second Amendment community have promoted a belief that there was 'no net loss' for gun owners in November--that Democrat advances were mitigated by 'the National Rifle Association’s success in working with pro-gun Democrats."'

"I don't buy it."
 

What if crimes by pen were treated like crimes by gun?
Submitted by: Daniel White
Website: http://www.OhioCCW.org

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... "... let's lighten things up a bit by examining what it would be like if crimes committed with the signing of a pen were treated like gun crimes. After all, the pen is mightier than the sword."

"Nobody under the age of 21 would be permitted to buy a pen"

"You'd have to undergo a background check before being permitted to buy a pen at an office supply store"

"You'd be required to transfer a pen through a Federal Pen License dealer if you purchased it out of state"

"If you wanted to carry a pen concealed in your pocket, you'd have to obtain a special license"

"Ink for the pen would be expensive, and pen control advocates would push for chemical tagging so police would know which pen it came from" ...
 

Phony "Sportsmen's" Groups -- Part II
Submitted by: Anonymous

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The first segment of the series detailed how the "Union Sportsman's Alliance," currently advertising on Versus, is actually a front group funded by union money and, via the "Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership," left-wing foundation money from the Pew Charitable Trust and Turner Foundation.
 

Vermont's Red Badge of Courage
Submitted by: Larrry

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"Of late, the dogmatically left-wing media apparatus here in Vermont has been broadcasting with great zeal the fact that the Brady Campaign, and the New England Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence, have just unilaterally denounced the lack of gun laws in Green Mountain country as 'the worst in the nation.' ..." ...

"In fact, Vermont is the most free 'State' in the 'nation' with regard to firearms ownership and self-protection ... and was given a score of 4 out of a possible 100 by the Brady Campaign. ... Note also that this callous denunciation by the Brady and NECPGV crowd flies in the face of the fact that Vermont enjoys one of the very lowest crime rates out of all 50 'states' ..." ...
 

Saturday Special: Answering the Brady Campaign against handgun violence
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"February 5th, the Brady Campaign To Prevent Handgun Violence (Formerly Handgun Control, Inc.) posted at the Los Angeles Chronicle its scorecard of states as the best on gun control. Brady posted that California is the best. Let me answer on behalf of the non-gun owners in America looking to compare information."

"First, the entire stated mission of all gun control is to prevent violence. Any critical analysis and investigation shows that laws prevent nothing, and establishing such a policy will also prevent nothing. Murder, rape, mayhem are already illegal, and they prevent nothing. ... anti-gun programs merely wind up criminalizing more and more reasonable conduct which never contributed to crime and probably never will ..." ...
 

New senator Kirstin Gillibrand sees pain of gun violence on school visit
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
Website: http://www.rpa-pac.org

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"Our new supposedly pro-gun U.S. senator seemed in danger of losing her 100% rating from the NRA Monday after meeting the family and friends of a Brooklyn teen killed by a stray bullet."

"A cynical newspaper guy might say Gillibrand was never so much pro-gun as pro-Kirsten, and the change only reflects a broader constituency than the rural hunters she represented as an upstate congresswoman."

"The parents and classmates of 17-year-old Nyasia Pryear-Yard ... hope she will make good on Monday's pledge to crack down on illegal gun traffickers."

"'I'm going to write the legislation and offer it in the Senate,' Gillibrand promised. 'I will be a fighter to make sure to keep those illegal guns off the street.'" ...
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KABA Note: Does anyone else see an oxymoron here? She is going to pass a law to get illegal guns 'off the street'?
 

House Approves Whitelist of People Who Aren't Terrorists
Submitted by: motoboy

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The House overwhelmingly adopted legislation this week mandating "the creation of a new kind of terrorist watchlist: a database of people who aren't terrorists, but are routinely flagged at airports anyway."

"The U.S. government maintains a list of about a million names of suspected terrorists that is crosschecked with passenger names ahead of airline boarding. The list has been dogged for years by sloppy name matches that have ensnared innocent travelers, children, prominent politicians and government officials, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' secretary of education and all men named David Nelson." ...
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KABA Note: And this is the list that the Brady's want to use for their 'suspected terrorist' purchase ban.
 

UT: Utah gun rights advocates team with gun-control fans
Submitted by: jghilty

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"Utah's gun rights activists are breaking ranks with the National Rifle Association for the first time in recent memory and instead are joining forces with gun-control advocates such as Sen. Scott McCoy."

"They have come together over problems with out-of-state concealed firearm instructors rubber stamping permits instead of properly instructing applicants."

"'This is an unfortunate but necessary step we in the gun rights community are supporting in order to maintain the integrity and credibility of the Utah permit,' said Charles Hardy, policy director for Gun Owners of Utah."

"McCoy, a Salt Lake City Democrat who supports gun control measures, agrees with the bill." ...

"Utah has about 1,000 instructors, and two-thirds of them aren't Utahns ... Lt. Doug Anderson ... estimates complaints at between 20 and 30 ..." ...
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KABA Note: So there arte problems with 0.2 to 0.3 percent of instructors and you're going to get rid of them all?
 

OR: Gun Bills To Get Hearing Feb. 24th
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Three gun related bills will be heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Feb.24th at 1pm in hearing room 357.

"All three bills are positive changes for gun owners and we urge you to contact the House Judiciary Committee members and ask them to vote yes on all three bills. Also, please contact your own legislator if he or she is not a member of the committee and tell them that you support the bills and expect them to support the bills as well." ...
 

SD: House Education Sub-Committee to vote on Citizen Self-Defense bill
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"HB 1257, the Citizen Self-Defense bill is scheduled to be brought to its first vote in the House Education sub-committee the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 12. After that it will be voted on by the entire committee."

"If there are any committee members below that you have not yet contacted, now is the time. Feel free to use the sample message to help direct your comments. It's OK if none of these Representatives are from your district. As a committee they represent the entire state."

"Phone: Call the House Lobby at (605) 773-3851 to leave a message. A legislative page will be there between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to take your call. Your message can be as simple as 'Please vote YES on HB 1257.'" ...
 

MT: Aggressive gun-rights bill widely supported, opposed
Submitted by: jghilty

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"At a marathon hearing Thursday, backers and opponents of a bill to expand gun rights in Montana painted distinctly different pictures of the state and its gun laws." ...

"If passed, the bill would, among other things:"

"= allow people to carry a concealed weapon without a permit;"

"= greatly strengthen self-defense protections in the state;"

"= allow people to display their gun to deter an attack;"

"= allow people to use a gun whenever at risk of physical harm;"

"= and, in shooting incidents in which the person who fired the gun claimed self defense, require the state to prove that it was not." ...
 

AK: Fairbanks group says ‘no’ to gun legislation
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"Fairbanksans are fired up about gun rights."

"More than 100 people showed up ... Monday night as part of a 'Second Amendment Task Force' to discuss legislation that they feel infringes on their right to bear arms."

"Chief among their concerns is House Resolution 45 ... an amendment to the Brady Bill would require a federal or state license for the ownership of any firearm and give the Attorney General's office broad powers to track gun sales."

"'We've seen it happen in other countries across the world, and we know totalitarian governments see ownership of firearms as a liability they just can't afford,' said Schaeffer Cox, the 24-year-old entrepreneur who organized the meeting via e-mail." ...
 

WA: Homicide Stats Don't Support Seattle Mayor's Gun Ban
Submitted by: Opposing Views
Website: http://www.opposingviews.com

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"Homicide statistics for 2008 in Seattle do not justify a proposal by anti-gun Mayor Greg Nickels to ban legally-carried handguns from public property, nor his plan to lobby for a change in the state's preemption law, the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation said today."

"'Less than half of Seattle’s homicides in 2008 involved firearms,' noted SAF founder Alan Gottlieb, 'and about one-third were gang-related. Yet Mayor Nickels would have the public believe there is a dire need to violate state statute and the civil rights of law-abiding gun owners, by challenging a state preemption statute that has stood for more than two decades as a model of efficiency and effectiveness that other states have copied.'" ...
 

TX: Property seizure by police called 'highway piracy'
Submitted by: Larry

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"A two-decade-old state law that grants authorities the power to seize property used in a crime is wielded by some agencies against people who are never charged with, much less convicted, of a crime."

"Law enforcement authorities in this East Texas town of 1,000 people seized property from at least 140 motorists between 2006 and 2008, and, to date, filed criminal charges against fewer than half ..." ...

"Sen. John Whitmire ... said the state's asset forfeiture law is being abused by enough jurisdictions across the state that he wants to rewrite major sections of it this year."

"'The idea that people lose their property but are never charged and never get it back, that’s theft as far as I'm concerned,' he said." ...
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NJ: Fatal 'DWI' cop's partner saw it all (follow-up)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Jersey City cop who allegedly ran down and killed a Manhattan woman early Saturday morning slurred his words after police stopped him, had a bottle of liquor in his car, and tested well above the legal blood alcohol limit ..."

"Martin Abreu, 25, who remained in a Manhattan jail yesterday afternoon, had a blood alcohol level of .124 after the collision that claimed the life of Huang 'Marilyn' Feng ... The legal limit is .08." ...

"Sources also said yesterday that Abreu's Jersey City police partner was riding in the car with Abreu at the time of the collision. The partner has not been charged with any crimes, they said." ...
 

CA: Orange County Sheriff's Department Concealed Carry Weapon License Policy
Submitted by: jghilty

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...Show good cause for the issuance of the license...

Provide at least three letters of character reference...the applicant shall be scheduled for a personal interview with a Department representative...

The Sheriff reserves the right to inspect any license or licensed weapon at any time...

Any ammunition carried in a weapon licensed to be carried concealed, shall be inspected and approved by the department's Sergeant or armorer. The carrying of any other ammunition in a
licensed weapon shall be grounds for revocation.

The alteration of any previously approved weapon including, but not limited to adjusting trigger
pull, adding laser sights or modifications shall void any license and serve as grounds for revocation.
 

OR: Seattle police chief may leave for Obama Administration
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"Seattle police Chief Gil Kerlikowske may be leaving Seattle for a position in the Obama administration, returning him to federal law enforcement after almost a decade as Seattle's top cop." ...

"Kerlikowske has maintained a presence on national issues, with his interests especially focused in issues such as gun control, immigration and electronic data mining of private records. Last year, he sat on a panel of researchers who found that mining private citizens' bank, telephone and other electronic records in counter-terrorism investigations produced little results while posing serious risks to civil liberties."

"He's also testified before Congress on the federal assault weapons ban ..." ...
 

NY: Law grad struck and killed by car [driven by drunken cop] near Battery Park City; 25-year-old had whole life ahead
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"A drunken New Jersey cop plowed into a young couple walking home after a night of dancing in Manhattan - killing a recent law school graduate and injuring her boyfriend, police said Saturday."

"Marilyn Feng, 26, who recently finished New York University Law School, and boyfriend Dennis Loffredo, 26, a hedge fund analyst, took tango lessons nearly every weekend, friends said."

"After dancing the night away, they were walking back to her apartment near Battery Park City around 3:40 a.m. when the driver of a 2007 Toyota Camry slammed into them."

"Feng, who came to the United States from China to study and was about to start a new job, was pronounced dead at the scene." ...
 

NJ: Police Captain Busted With Prostitute
Submitted by: jghilty

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"A married police captain and 24-year veteran with the Teaneck Police Department, has been busted for having sex with a 27-year-old prostitute in his car ..."

"Teaneck Police Captain Norman Levine, 49, was picked up around 9 a.m. Sunday in a remote part of the upscale township of Saddle Brook, New Jersey." ...

"An apparent tip led police to an 'out-of-the-way industrial park location' where the police captain was believed to have frequently brought hookers after soliciting them in and around Passaic County." ...

"... Levine told the officers who he was, and then proceeded to lie about his situation. Then, he reportedly made things worse by using the fact that he's a police captain to avoid arrest, and possibly prosecution." ...
 

OR: Ex-cop turns himself in; misconduct, steroid charges filed
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"Former Canby police officer Jason Duncan Deason turned himself in to Clackamas County authorities Monday, the second person arrested on criminal charges stemming from a yearlong federal steroid abuse and public corruption investigation."

"Deason faces a nine-count indictment, including eight counts of official misconduct and unlawful possession of a controlled substance."

"He's accused of buying steroids while on duty and in uniform from a local businessman, William Jake Traverso, and traveling on his police motorcycle out of Canby municipal limits to buy steroids from an Oregon City man, Brian Jackson, a former strength and conditioning coach for the Oregon City High School girls basketball team."
 

UK: British Police Raid Cowboy-Themed Party Thinking Guns Are Real
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"Guests of a wild west-themed costume party got a scare when a posse of armed police officers stormed into the hootenanny thinking toy guns carried by partygoers were real ..."

"The festivities were held Saturday by Roy and Val Worthington ... to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. But the celebration quickly turned into a disaster when three police cars and a helicopter showed up to investigate ..."

"'It was a bit over the top with the helicopter,' Roy Worthington told the BBC."

"The Leicestershire Police Department, however, defended the party crashing."

"'We have a duty to treat all reports of firearms as genuine,' a police spokeswoman told the Daily Mail newspaper." ...
 

Gun owners stockpiling
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"All across the country, gun owners are stockpiling ammunition in anticipation of a series of legislation that would tax bullets."

"'They (Congress) think that because they now have a democratic president who might be sympathetic to their cause that it might be easier for them to jam it through,' said Jeff Pedro, owner of Sim Trainer shooting range in Moraine. 'There's kind of a frenzied state.'"

"Whether the fears are founded is a matter of opinion, but some say the reaction hurts law abiding gun owners. Local ammunition dealers say supply is down dramatically, and it's causing manufacturers to put limits on orders." ...
 

Gun dealers experiencing shortages of bullets
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"Selling bullets may be the most secure job in Florida as long as supplies last."

"After months of heavy buying, gun dealers across the state are experiencing shortages."

"Some say it began with the election of President Barack Obama. Others say it's about the economic downturn or fear of crime. ..."

"'The survivalist in all of us comes out,' said John Ritz, manager of East Orange Shooting Sports in Winter Park. 'It's more about protecting what you have.'"

"Demand for bullets is so strong that suppliers are restricting deliveries."

"'Where we used to get 20 to 30 cases [in a shipment], we may get two to three cases now,' said Vic Grechniw of Florida Ammo Traders in Tampa. ..." ...
 

GA: Rise in crime, fear of ban cause surge in carrying of concealed weapons
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In light of the recent homicides in Lamar County extending to other parts of Middle Georgia the feeling of helplessness and insecurity have grown considerably."

"In just the first two months of 2009 some 33 concealed weapons permits have been granted ..."

"While no person has to give an exact reason for seeking a license much speculation has been made that reason rests between a need to feel safe and protected, fear of a government crackdown, and self-propagated pressure."

"The Obama administration, specifically cited by many Georgia gun owners as the reason they applied for concealed-carry permits within the last six months, supports restrictions on certain kinds of guns and certain kinds of gun sales." ...
 

CT: Aiming High: MHS rifle team learn the benefits of marksmanship
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
Website: http://www.rpa-pac.org

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"High school kids and guns. What would seem to be a mutually exclusive combination—to some a dangerous one—is living in harmony at Montville High School."

"The Montville High School Rifle Club continues its sixth year with veteran shooting instructor Stephen Rocketto of Oakdale as coach. Rocketto, a retired physics teacher at Montville High, can be viewed as the father of area scholastic rifle teams, starting programs at Grasso-Southeastern Tech in Groton, St. Bernard, and Montville. Rocketto is also coach of the Quaker Hill Rod and Gun Club junior shooting team."

"Rocketto brings 52 years of rifle shooting experience ..." ...
 

UK: Knife crime to replace terror as police priority
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Knife crime has overtaken terrorism as the No 1 priority for the Metropolitan Police, one of Britain's most senior officers said yesterday."

"Deputy Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson announced the form-ation of a special knife-crime unit to address the recent spate of fatal stabbings in London as he admitted that moves to stop teenagers carrying weapons were not working."

"The unit ... will target known gang members and their associates who may be carrying or supplying knives. It will also conduct random searches."

"Sir Paul's announcement came after a 16-year-old boy became the eighteenth teenager to die a violent death in the capital this year. There were 26 youth murders in 2007." ...
 

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