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Why Switzerland Has The Lowest Crime Rate In The World (video available)
Submitted by: James A. Farmer

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"When thinking about the mass extermination camps of a holocaust think…"

"The key to freedom is to be able to have the ability to defend yourself, and if you dont have the tools to do that, then youre going to be at the mercy of whomever wants to put you away."

"Guns are deeply rooted within Swiss culture – but the gun crime rate is so low that statistics are not even kept."

"The country has a population of six million, but there are estimated to be at least two million publicly-owned firearms, including about 600,000 automatic rifles and 500,000 pistols."

"This is in a very large part due to Switzerland’s unique system of national defence, developed over the centuries." ...
 

Alabama university shooting, Clemmons tapes show fallacy of gun control
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The University of Alabama is a gun-free zone, and accused Prof. Amy Bishop had no permit for a handgun she allegedly used in the shooting deaths of three colleagues ..."

"Maurice Clemmons was a convicted felon, ineligible to legally possess, much less own a firearm of any kind, yet he had two – including one that was stolen in Seattle about three years ago – when he walked into the Forza coffee shop in Parkland in November and murdered four Lakewood police officers."

"What these completely unrelated cases demonstrate is the complete impotency of gun control laws that were passed at state and federal levels with a sales pitch that they would prevent such crimes as campus shootings and wanton murder by monsters like Clemmons." ...
 

States Can Take Away Some Gun Rights During an Emergency?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Residents of King, North Carolina were stunned earlier this month when a record snowstorm hit the southern state. But they were doubly stunned when local officials declared a snow emergency, and people lost some of their gun rights." ...

"Pennsylvania's Uniform Firearms Act, for example, states that 'no person shall carry a firearm, rifle or shotgun upon the public streets or upon any public property during an emergency' unless ... defending ... from immediate attack."

"Bills are pending in Colorado and Georgia which would strike 'firearms' from a list of items of which the governor may suspend sale, dispensing and transportation during a declared emergency."

"Gun advocates are concerned about these laws." ...
 

The Second Amendment Today
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"This is a great presentation on the Second Amendment from Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership."

"The Second Amendment wasn’t recognized as a fundamental right because the founders believed we should be able to hunt (though we should). Though this was certainly a part of their recognition, it wasn’t even quite so much that they believed in the inalienable right to self defense (though they did and we should)."

"The Second Amendment itself makes it fairly clear why this right is specifically listed:" ...
 

Safer Streets 2010: Lady Liberty is Partisan
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Friday, Congressman Evan Bayh announced that he would not run for re-election. His reason was that he was encountering too much partisanship, which has reportedly brought the U.S. Senate to a standstill. [see various articles around the web.]"

"Can I share something with you?"

"Lady Liberty herself is partisan."

"In a time when dependency is a commodity to trade in, and where there are more millionaires in the Democrat party than anywhere else in government, one has to appreciate that defending your position of independence from excessive government is more than reasonable, it is survival." ...
 

New Rule On Guns In National Parks Takes Effect February 22
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"On February 22, a new law on guns in national parks takes effect. The law repeals a National Park Service rule that has long prohibited Americans from lawfully possessing firearms in national parks for self-defense."

"The new law, passed last spring by an overwhelming bipartisan vote in the U.S. Senate, will allow people to possess, carry and transport firearms in national parks, in accordance with state law."

"However, many details remain to be worked out. Reports indicate that National Park Service officials are debating issues such as the definition of 'federal facilities,' where firearms will remain prohibited under a different federal law." ...
 

A Sip of Starbucks While Listening To The Radio
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "On each show, you might hear me sipping a Starbucks Frappucino in the background. It seems that in California, where some gun owners' civil rights activists are demonstrating for freedom to get concealed carry permits by open-carrying unloaded handguns in public, a chain of upscale coffee shops called Peet’s banned the practice. The open carry advocates moved to a local Starbucks, which welcomed them and their guns ... All RIGHT!"

"The Brady Bunch have a website where outraged anti-gunners can register mass protest against Starbucks' policy, and implore them to ban guns in their shops. Might be a good idea for folks from our side to let Starbucks know that we appreciate their respect of American law and individual freedoms. ..." ...
 

Fleecing America, A Discourse on Libertarian Litigation Principles
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Last year, I criticized Cato Institute chairman Robert Levy, an attorney, for joining a motion seeking $3.5 million in attorney fees related to the Supreme Court's five-to-four decision in Heller v. District of Columbia, a ruling that affirmed the state's authority to restrict the right of individual self-defense while preserving only a limited Second Amendment privilege to possess firearms."

"Levy and his co-counsel claimed they were entitled not just to regular fees but certain 'enhancements' based on their level of skill, success in winning a rhetorical victory over the meaning of the Second Amendment, and the risks to their public reputations – even among fellow libertarians – for bringing an unpopular case. ..." ...
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Submitter's Note: A slightly different view of overturning 70 years of judicial malpractice in Heller.
 

Safer Streets 2010: Lady Liberty Is Partisan, Part II
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"You can't have too much loyalty to the nation. You can't really have too much patriotism, either."

"Leftists confuse government with the nation, and have more loyalty to government than to the people."

"Leftists operate to divide the country, so it's not surprising that they would show fear that partisanship would defeat them."

"If partisanship will defeat leftists and the dems who carry their water, then make it a plank on the 2010 Liberty Platform."

"I wrote a reader that partisanship is what you stand for. It is loyalty to the nation, and that means loyalty to constituents. ..." ...
 

The Gun Trail: How legal guns go bad
Submitted by: Adam Peterson

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"Editor’s Note: In this week’s American Morning original series “The Gun Trail,” we are taking a look at how legal guns could get into the wrong hands. Today, our Ed Lavandera is on the front line – a state at the start of the so-called iron pipeline – a pipeline that could end in your streets. Tomorrow, we go from the front line to the end of the line – the city streets. Are laws at the local level making it harder for the criminals or the legal and responsible gun owners?" ...
 

Congressman brags about offing 'crazy raccoon' with Desert Eagle
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Republican Congressman Steve King of Iowa says he doesn't take kindly to raccoons trying to take shelter in his home."

"The minute King noticed a raccoon trying to weasel into his house last week, he grabbed his semi-automatic gun and chased the fleeing creature out into a deadly Iowa storm, firing away."

"Clearly proud of what he did, he then posted this self-congratulatory message on Twitter: 'Mid day, mid blizzard, 15 degrees, Crazy Raccoon chewing and clawing his way into my house. Desert Eagle 1, Crazy Raccoon zero.'" ...

"The Desert Eagle is a deadly gas-operated semi-automatic handgun that's capable of firing .50 Action Express caliber round bullets. ..." ...
 

Pistol packing students? On campus?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"What was it deceased Hollywood actor Charlton Heston, president and spokesman of the NRA from 1998 until he resigned in 2003, said at the 2000 NRA convention, waving a rifle over his head?"

"That a possible Al Gore administration would take his Second Amendment rights from his 'cold, dead hands'? And he said the same thing again when he resigned."

"Now, 'I find it painfully appalling that some people are using the recent shooting on the campus of the University of Alabama-Huntsville to make arguments for looser gun control policies', says Jenna McWilliams on her sleeping alone and starting out early blog." ...
 

TN: Let common sense rule gun rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I don't know if the Memphis firefighter charged in the shooting death of a nurse ... legally or illegally possessed this handgun. But either way it is just another reminder that just because someone doesn't have a criminal record doesn't mean they should be allowed to own and carry a handgun. ..."

"Please don't holler about the Second Amendment. We already ban sales to ex-felons, the mentally ill and children, even though the Second Amendment does not ban these groups from purchasing and carrying firearms. ... For these groups we apply common sense, so why don't we apply common sense to everyone else?" ...
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Submitter's Note: See the folly of supporting "common sense" restrictions? The antis just use them as excuses for further infringements.
 

MA: How a UMass student bought a gun without I.D.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I bought a gun in October. I paid cash for it. I didn't show any identification. I told the guy my first name, and we shook hands. I put it in my trunk and drove off. I've been thinking about that day, especially in light of multiple firearms arrests recently on the
[UMass] campus." ...

"I am a senior communication major at UMass, and am working on a film about gun laws. Those fliers around campus highlighting these incidents? Those are mine. I’m taking a stance on this issue, but I’ve been doing my homework. Here’s what I’ve found:"

"Mass shootings are a far too common occurrence in the United States. In March and April of 2009 alone, such shootings claimed 53 lives, according to the Associated Press. ..." ...
 

NY: Critics of gun buy back called 'ludicrous.'
Submitted by: NYSRPA-PVF
Website: http://www.nysrpa-pvf.org

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"'It's ludicrous.'"

"That was the reaction Tuesday from Pastor Charlie Muller of Albany to criticism of the $10,000 grant ... for Muller's gun buy back program."

"Tom King,President of the 45,000 member New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, says the grant is a waste of taxpayer dollars because it's going to a program that King says does not impact crime. King also said the guns being turned in are old and inoperable and would be better used as 'paperweights.'"

"An angry Pastor Charlie said the Association doesn't know what its talking about since he does not take in guns that don't work. Muller also pointed to recent crime stats which showed gunshots fired in Albany were down 50 percent." ...
 

Sagebrush Rebellion Ain't Dead Yet
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "... one thing Wyoming still has that Colorado seems to have lost is the wild and rebellious spirit of the old West."

"It's hard to imagine a good old-fashioned sagebrush rebellion breaking out in the 'new' Colorado. But the desire to be free from Washington's suffocating embrace still burns in the hearts of Wyomingites, judging from the batch of neo-federalist bills under consideration ..."

"I really admire Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal, a Democrat who isn't afraid to buck Washington ... During his state of the state speech last week, he accused the federal government of trying to 'regulate everything.' 'The states need to be more than empty vessels whose job it is to execute federal policy,' said Freudenthal. ..." ...
 

FL: Fight Over Unleashed Dog, Gun Pulled
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Forty-one-year-old James Cashin is in jail tonight for allegedly punching another man in the head during an argument. Kurt Hartman says he was hit while taking Gus for an early morning walk."

"'Their dog was running loose, no collar, no leash, no nothing,' said Hartmann."

Hartmann ... says Cashin routinely let his dog run loose, so he shared his frustration."

"'It became into a heated exchange, next thing you know, the guy hit me,' said Hartmann."

"Hartmann suffers from cardiomyopathy, and needs a pump to move his blood. he carries a battery pack wherever he goes ..."

"Lying on the ground, bleeding, and in fear of his life, he says, he pulled out a licensed .40 caliber pistol in self-defense." ...
 

MO: Be an activist for gun rights: Upcoming opportunities
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Mark your calendars, St. Louis area gun rights advocates--you have an invitation:"
"If you haven’t been on the MissouriCarry.com forums lately, you may not know that St. Louis is having a huge Second Amendment Rally on Feb 27th."

"And a couple hours later that day there will be a major Tea Party gathering at the same location."
"That's a Saturday, kicking off at 10:00 AM, on the riverfront sidewalk just north of the Arch. So far, four Missouri state legislators, two candidates for the legislature, and one congressional candidate ... have accepted invitations to speak."

"This event is organized by MissouriCarry.com ..." ...
 

What Does Bayh Leaving Senate Mean for Oners?
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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"We'll have time as this race defines itself to learn more of the prospective candidates. For now, though, one thing should be clear to Indiana gun owners:

"Coats is your enemy."
 

OH: Kasich for Governor campaign compiles record of former Congressman's gun-related votes
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Say the name of the presumptive 2010 Republican nominee for Ohio governor - John Kasich - in a crowd of gun owners, and reactions are likely to vary widely."

"Many will simply respond with blank stares. ..."

"Others will respond with skepticism, mistrust, or even anger. Those folks will be the ones who remember Congressman Kasich's 1994 vote for the Clinton Gun Ban, which outlawed many semi-automatic rifles simply for having certain ... cosmetic features in the name of fighting crime."

"It is BOTH of these groups of gun owners - all members of one of the most consistent voting blocs in American politics - that the Kasich campaign needs to work toward educating if they hope to win their support in November." ...
 

MS: New bill would make it easier to carry concealed guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In Mississippi, as in much of the country, it is getting easier to carry concealed guns."

"With Senate passage of a bill this past week to allow handgun-permit holders to carry their concealed guns in most Mississippi parks, as well as in restaurants and other locations, it is becoming difficult to determine who can't legally carry a firearm in the Magnolia State; except for convicted felons, of course."

"The bill by state Sen. Merle Flowers, R-Southaven, originally covered only parks. It was amended to let permit holders carry their guns in restaurants, bars and unsecured government buildings unless the owners of those facilities post notices barring guns."

"The measure, Senate Bill 2153, now goes to the House." ...
 

VA: Gun bills advance in House of Delegates
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Republican-dominated House of Delegates advanced a slew of Second Amendment-related bills yesterday."

"They ranged from a bill that would repeal the one-gun-a-month limit on handgun purchases, to shielding applicants for concealed-weapon permits, to protecting some Virginia-made guns and ammunition from potential federal regulation."

"In all, about a dozen gun bills cleared a preliminary hurdle in the House yesterday and are up for a final vote today." ...
 

NY: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Opposes Extension of Albany County Gun Buyback Program
Submitted by: NYSRPA-PVF
Website: http://www.nysrpa-pvf.org

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Earlier this month a resolution was introduced in the Albany County Legislature that would provide an additional $10,000 for the County's handgun buyback program. This program accepts handguns in exchange for $150 gift certificates to local malls. The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association opposes this expenditure. Handgun buyback programs have never been shown to have a significant effect on crime. The handguns turned in are typically old and, in some cases, inoperable. They have never been – and never will be – crime guns. In these difficult economic times there is surely a better use for $10,000 than to fund the destruction of doorstops and paperweights.
 

No guns allowed, declares city, it's a 'snow emergency'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Residents of King, N.C., were startled earlier this month when a declared snow emergency triggered a law forbidding the possession of firearms in public."

"Furthermore, North Carolina isn't the only state where authorities can ban gun sales, or even possession, upon declaration of 'emergency,' even though what constitutes an 'emergency' might be deemed questionable." ...

"Pennsylvania's Uniform Firearms Act, for example, states in Article G, Chapter 61, Statute 6017, that 'no person shall carry a firearm, rifle or shotgun upon the public streets or upon any public property during an emergency' unless that person is defending their life or property from immediate attack." ...
 

Cavalry Arms could not take endless BATFE slow water torture
Submitted by: UTAHmilitia.com
Website: http://www.macpistol.com

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"... While Cavalry Arms has at all times tried its best to run a lawful and honest shop, unfortunately, some regulatory compliance mistakes were made. We have now come to the point where we feel it is in our best interest to close our FFL and to cease all firearms operations. ..." ...
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Submitter's note: Well, the tyrants and bullies win again. I wonder how different things would look if NRA had bothered to publicize the ATF's abuse of Cavalry Arms and the "civil forfeiture" process. To quote "Flyboy" on thehighroad.org: "Thank God for the brave agents of the ATF, selflessly throwing their lives on the line to protect us from AR lowers manufactured at the wrong address! What would we do without these unsung heros? Three cheers for the ATF!"
 

We're the Only Ones...
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"...Double-Teaming Enough..." ...

"...Undocumented Enough..." ...

"...Electrifying Young Minds Enough..." ...

"...Keeping it All in the Family Enough..." ...

"...Staying on the Track Enough..." ...
 

Facebook Fallout
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A detective in East Palo Alto, Calif., is under fire after he allegedly encouraged fellow police officers in Facebook postings to shoot gun advocates who carry unloaded weapons in plain view as a political statement."

"Detective Rod Tuason, apparently in response to a comment about open carry advocates with visible weapons sipping coffee at cafes in the San Francisco Bay area, suggested officers challenge the gun owners." ...
 

"Shhh! It's a secret!" ATF approves 13,000 unregistered suppressors for import, allows them to be sold, and then changes their minds
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "On January 2010 American Tactical Imports Inc received official notification from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and explosives that the original barrel shroud (aka: fake suppressor) supplied with your GSG 5 SD model must be replaced. It has been determined that this shroud is regulated under the National Firearms Act ..." ...

"Now here's some questions ATF doesn't want you to ask:"

"Who in the ATF Firearms Imports Branch approved this in the first place? I mean, they didn't come into the country without the ATF's approval, right? OK, which incompetent moke did it? Or rather, which politicized moke in the Chief Counsel's Office decided after the fact that the Brady Bunch wouldn't like what had already been approved?" ...
 

PA: Attention, Mundanes: “You Don’t Ever Touch a Cop”
Submitted by: Larry

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"James Rourke was living out a parent’s worst nightmare when two Pennsylvania State Troopers arrived and promptly made matters much worse." ...

"The only role played by the police in this tragedy was to insert themselves where they didn’t belong, assert 'authority' they didn’t possess, assault a man who had done nothing wrong, and charge their victim with crimes he didn’t commit." ...
 

TX: Trooper Suspended Over Collision Involvement
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"A Grimes County probationary DPS trooper, who authorities say had a night on the town in College Station, has been suspended with pay after being charged with intoxication assault in connection with a five vehicle wreck." ...

David Wayne Hartley, 25, has been out of the academy for 14 weeks and pending the results of an internal investigation, he could be looking for another job.

Hartley is also the son of Hempstead Police Chief, David Hartley and officers on the scene of Saturday's wreck say he was speeding in a pick-up truck, when he abruptly switched lanes and hit a another truck. Both vehicles then spun out and two other vehicles were hit. The pick-up driven by Hartley also rolled and then landed on top of another car.

 

CA: Police sergeant won't be charged
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A Torrance police sergeant will not be charged in an off-duty hit-and-run collision, although he admitted he fled because his 'judgment was impaired by alcohol,' according to prosecutors."

"Redondo Beach City Prosecutor Brenda Wells said Tuesday that she declined to file a criminal case against Sgt. Michael Mastick for several reasons." ...
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H/t to David Codrea who feels certain that this "Only One" was treated no differently than you or I would be.
 

OR: Oregon assistant AG Susan Gerber charged with assault, harassment
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"Assistant attorney general Susan R. Gerber was arrested early Saturday morning in North Portland on accusations that she assaulted, strangled and harassed someone."

"It's unclear who Gerber, 40, is accused of victimizing, but the charges were listed as related to domestic violence ... Gerber works in Oregon Attorney General John Kroger's office, litigating cases involving inmates who are fighting their convictions and cases involving the state's Psychiatric Security Review Board ..." ...

"Gerber was booked ... under accusations of fourth-degree assault, strangulation and harassment. Stewart said an assailant is charged with fourth-degree assault when the physical injury is substantial, but not permanent. ..." ...
 

OR: Ore. murder suspect worked as sheriff's deputy in Idaho
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"Authorities say a man suspected of fatally shooting a couple on the Oregon coast once worked as a sheriff's deputy in eastern Idaho."

"... Gabriel Morris was a patrol deputy from 2005 until 2007."

"The paper says Morris quit, then took a job at Gold's Gym in Blackfoot where he worked for a year. He then worked as an insurance broker until he moved with his wife and daughter to Oregon several months ago."

"Morris is suspected in the Feb. 8 shooting of his mother and her boyfriend at a home outside Bandon, Ore."

"Authorities say surveillance video show he was at a business in Mesa, Ariz., on Wednesday with his wife and their 4-year-old daughter. Police had previously tracked him to San Diego."
 

ID: Boise Police Officers Taser Man on Buttocks, Threaten to Rape Him With Taser, and Then Claim No Fault in Modest Settlement
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"We previously followed the case of Gerald Amidon, who sued the Boise police department for allegedly threatening to sodomize him with a taser and using excessive force in his arrest, including tasering him on the buttocks. He has now settled for only $150,000 and, despite a highly disturbing tape of the incident, the police department is able to claim no fault as part of the settlement."

"While against policy, the police insisted that the officer (who also threatened to shock his genitalia) merely failed to follow guidelines ... The officer actually states on the tape that he had already sodomized Amidon with the taser when he threatened to deliver a second shock first to his anus and then to his genitalia." ...
 

AZ: Judge rips Sheriff Arpaio on lost profile case files
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A federal judge has imposed sanctions on the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office for destroying evidence in a racial-profiling case, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio must answer questions regarding an immigration file he kept."

"U.S. District Court Judge G. Murray Snow's order, released Friday, also calls on the Sheriff's Office to try to recover e-mails that were deleted and to swear under oath to steps it took to gather the records."

"The racial-profiling lawsuit was filed in December 2007 following a sheriff's crime-suppression operation in Cave Creek that included the arrest of Manuel de Jesus Ortega Melendres." ...
 

VA: Chesapeake deputy resigns after being charged with assault
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A second deputy with the Chesapeake sheriff's department is out of a job after being arrested."

"Jamey Ray Woods, 35, resigned from the Chesapeake Sheriff's Office on Wednesday morning ..."

"Woods, a deputy since August 1997, was arrested Saturday night at the Oceanfront after a confrontation with his girlfriend ..."

"Woods was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault and public intoxication. He has been released on $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in General District Court on March 22."
 

UK: Fatal shooting firearms officer told to 'keep gun down'
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"A firearms officer who fatally shot a colleague in the chest had been told to keep his gun pointed down during the training exercise, an inquest heard."

"The officer who shot Pc Ian Terry, 32, earlier said he acted 'instinctively', as Greater Manchester Police's firearms unit practised in a disused factory."

"The ammunition used to kill Pc Terry, in 2008, was only to be shot at a person if 'there was a threat to life'." ...

"The father-of-two ... was shot at close range while holding an empty gun, as he played the role of an armed robber fleeing in a car."

"The specialist firearms officer who shot him cannot be named for legal reasons, but is to be referred to as Chris throughout the five-week inquest." ...
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Submitter's Note: And 26 of them are allowed anonimity ...
 

WY: Wildlife agency takes up lead ammo ban this week
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Rob Domenech and his research associates didn't know what they were looking for when they started testing the blood of golden eagles along Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front three years ago."

"What they found was lead. In some cases, lots of it." ...

"Domenech ... was one of hundreds of people to send comments to the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission in what has become a controversial proposal to ban lead shot on state-owned wildlife management areas." ...

"Gary Marbut, executive director of the Montana Shooting Sports Association, said that the agency made no scientific case in favor of the ban and that hunters and gun owners have reason to be suspicious of such proposals." ...
 

MA: 'Oddball' portrait of Amy Bishop emerges
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"As authorities searched for clues into what could have sent a University of Alabama neurobiology professor on an alleged killing spree, friends and family yesterday described Braintree native Amy Bishop as an awkward introvert on the brink of losing her teaching job." ...

"Police in Huntsville, Ala., charged Bishop, 44, with capital murder after she allegedly opened fire on six colleagues at a faculty meeting Friday, killing three. ..." ...

"A family source said Bishop, a mother of four children - the youngest a third-grade boy - was a far-left political extremist who was 'obsessed' with President Obama to the point of being off-putting." ...
 

TN: Another attack on gun owner's rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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FULL TEXT BELOW:

Why would anyone believe the folks at National Wildlife Health Center and the environmental groups when they apparently don’t realize the intelligence of wildlife ("Spent ammo's harm to environment is debated," Feb. 11)?

Birds are very particular about what they eat. Different species of birds eat certain seeds, grains, worms, breads, etc. Think about it — common sense would tell them that if birds or other wildlife ate the lead pellets, there wouldn’t be lead pellets lying around. Plus, birds would have to walk everywhere they went, they would be too heavy to fly.

Seriously folks, apparently this is another political way to attack owners of firearms and our Second Amendment rights.
 

NJ: Neumann: In support of keeping guns in the home
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"IN RESPONSE to the opinion of Anthony Iannarelli ('Don't rely on guns at home for protection,' Op-Ed Page, Feb. 9) my opinion is the opposite."

"Iannarelli seems to neither advocate gun control nor gun ownership, however he makes a number of unfounded statements. He states that he was inspired to write after a child in Paterson was shot by another child with an illegal handgun."

"My opinion is based upon a total of 55 years of 'street smarts' in law enforcement and as a private detective."

"Iannarelli says that guns are virtually useless in home protection since 'proper maintenance' requires the gun be 'safe-kept' after use." ...
 

PA: 2nd Amendment Rally in Harrisburg
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Fifth Annual 2nd Amendment Rally sponsored by Firearms Owners Against Crime (FOAC) date has been set for 10 AM on April 27, 2010 in Harrisburg, Pa. Once again FOAC asks for your help and participation in this event."

"FOAC will use this event as a springboard to pass vital pro-gun legislation that will affect how FFL's conduct business and your 'right to bear arms' throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania."

"It cannot be repeated often enough that the more interest shown at these kinds of events, the more our elected officials will notice our presence and the more impact our efforts will have throughout the day." ...
 

TN: Gun carry may still be legal in Tennessee restaurants serving alcohol
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"Recent rumblings from legislative circles in Nashville suggest that gun rights backers Representative Curry Todd (R-Collierville) and Senator Doug Jackson (D-Dickson) are planning to legislatively override a judge's opinion holding that the definition of 'restaurants' in the exception to Tennessee's general ban on gun carry is 'unconstitutionally vague.' Reportedly, the legislators plan to more clearly restrict alcohol sales under state law."

"But some question the common assumption that Chancellor Claudia Bonnyman's 'void for vagueness' ruling makes it illegal to carry guns in Tennessee restaurants today. ..." ...
 

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