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Will Obama strip gunwalking prohibition and add anti-gun provisions to budget?
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "... If The Washington Times has budget information that is different from what is posted for public scrutiny on the White House website, or can point to additional provisions in the multiple and complex documents that challenge a non-accountant layperson to understand things, it would be helpful to those of us following their lead to be told the specific sections or documents they are deriving their conclusions from." ...
 

Study: Gun Owners Prevent Crime
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A Cato Institute white paper states that "tens of thousands of crimes" are prevented each year in the United States by legally armed citizens exercising their Second Amendment right to self-defense."

"The 58-page study, 'Tough Targets: When Criminals Face Armed Resistance from Citizens,' was released in early February. In it, authors Clayton Cramer and David Burnett analyzed news articles recounting the defensive use of firearms over an eight-year span." ...
 

The Seven Varieties Of Gun Control Advocate
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Gus Cotey, Jr. in an article posted on the JPFO website has classified gun control advocates into seven categories. He goes into detail about the characteristics of each category. ..." ...
 

Brock and the Glock: Armed men guarded Media Matters boss as he took $400,000 gun control donation
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"The recent revelation that the head of Media Matters walked the streets of Washington with a Glock-toting personal assistant acting as a bodyguard may make it a little awkward for the group the next time it seeks a donation from a gun control advocacy group."

"Media Matters reportedly took more than $400,000 from the Joyce Foundation specifically earmarked to promote a $600,000 initiative on 'gun and public safety issues.' At the same time, Media Matters' gun-guarded boss David Brock reportedly obsessed over his own security." ...
 

New from Franchi: Affinity in Realtree AP, MAX-4
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I’m not sure why Franchi is releasing the Affinity shotgun in Realtree AP and Realtree MAX-4. If you want to grab your shotty, make like a tree and leaf, why not buy the Predator CAMO? Throw that inertia-driven bad boy into the woods and your friends will have the devil’s own time finding it. (Closed woods, professional idiots.) That said, I have a real affinity for the Affinity and the MAX-4 pattern’s bio-diversity [above] tickles my fancy. ..."
 

Gun Review: HK P2000 US Duty Pistol (LEM)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The other day my brother-in-law the federal LEO stopped by for a visit. I fully and publicly admit that I struggle with jealousy at my BIL's ability to carry in all fifty states, in airports and on airplanes. As usual, we shot the breeze about politics and guns. My bonhomie was rewarded: I got to fondle, ogle and shoot a few rounds from his federally issued HK P2000 .40 cal . . ." ...
 

GunVault's New SpeedVault: Security or Security Blanket?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"GunVault sent us a release about their new SpeedVault, a clever-looking drop-open holster safe that mounts under, say, a desk. For when you need to go from TPS reports to gunfights in the push of a button, this is the safe for you." ...
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Submitter's Note: Not having children in the house I just attached a Kydex holster under my desk.
 

Self-Defense Tip: Beware of “Muscle Memory” (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I hate the term 'muscle memory.' Your muscles have no more memory than your bones. Your mind controls your muscles, both on the conscious (rational, thinking) and subconscious (instinctive, reactive) level. It’s an odd and inherently dynamic partnership. Sometimes you consciously control your movements, sometimes you don’t. Even when you consciously decide to move your muscles you’re not normally conscious of doing so. In terms of armed self-defense, the dichotomy can easily become a die-chotomy. Will you respond to a lethal threat with 'muscle memory' or will you able to think your way through a challenge to life and limb? The best possible answer is 'yes' . . ." ...
 

Winchester 1897 Review: The Gold Standard for Reliability
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"We think of antique Winchesters as precious things. They are often either family heirlooms that are never actually shot or considered too pricey to even consider adding to a collection without shelling out close to $1,000. The Winchester model 1897 pump action shotgun is a fortunate exception to the usual market for old Winchesters. They just made so many of them that the serious collectors seem to have what they need for now." ...
 

Gear Review: ATN Night Arrow 4 – CGT Night Vision Scope
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Night vision technology has been an interest of mine for a number of years. It has plenty of uses, particularly if your interests run to camping, hiking after dark, or observing nocturnal wildlife. I can still remember the first scope I picked up amost 15 years ago – a Gen 1 commie surplus model at a photo/video show that provided some decent amusement for about a year or so until it died a sad death. Since I live in the Northeast, things get kind of dark around here fairly early in the late fall and winter, so as my rifle collection grew, my thoughts once more returned to night vision technology. . ." ...
 

The Myth of Barrel Length and Velocity Loss
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"One of the biggest myths that I have heard over the years is that if you shorten the barrel of your rifle or hunt with a carbine that you are going to drop so much velocity that you’re better off getting a more powerful caliber. Well this myth is still going on strong even though it was put to bed more than fifty years ago." ...
 

Campus gun laws are safe laws
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Students are currently not allowed to carry a gun on campus at SIUE, and we feel much safer because of it."

"According to Adam Ondo, of the University of Rochester Campus News in New York, in 'Right to bear arms: in defense of our students,' this right is something to be considered."

"'Because of the pressing need to arm students, 14 states over the past year have introduced legislation to allow college students and faculty to exercise their Second Amendment right to carry concealed weapons on campus,' Ondo said."

"As proponents to the campus ban of firearms, we feel that if students and faculty were permitted to carry guns, people could gravitate toward pulling out their weapon when they become frustrated or angry ..." ...
 

AZ: Governor should reject campus guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The recent story in the Yuma Sun headlined 'Lawmaker takes new approach to guns on college campuses' reads like a fairy tale."

"Sen. Gould of Lake Havasu City has adjusted his previous bills over concerns expressed by Gov. Jan Brewer. The new bill addresses concealed-carry permits, the posting of 'no-gun' signs and lockers for gun storage."

"I hope the governor has greater concerns than these. A concealed-carry permit does nothing to ensure that shooters don't act out of fear and emotion. ..." ...
 

FL: State's gun law silences citizens and compromises public safety
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In October, Florida Statutes Chapter 790.33, a law declaring that the state is 'occupying the whole field of regulation of firearms and ammunition,' took effect. The law renders all county and municipal firearm regulations null and void. Officials who fail to repeal local gun laws or enact new ones face fines and even removal from office." ...
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Submitter's Note: Actually 790.33 (the Joe Carlucci Uniform Firearms Act) was passed in 1987. The revision adding penalties for violating the law is what took effect in October.
 

What goes through the Mind of a Sniper before he pulls the Trigger? (VIDEO)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"It’s an interesting question, 'What goes through the mind of a sniper before he/she pulls the trigger?'"

"Unfortunately it’s one that I’m ill prepared to answer with any firsthand insight, as I’m not a sniper or a military marksman. ..." ...

"With that disclaimer out of the way, I think one of the most helpful ways to answer this question is to look at what the deadliest marksman in U.S. history had to say on the subject."

"I am, of course, referring to Iraq War veteran and former United States Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who has upwards of 255 claimed kills, 160 of which have been officially confirmed by The Pentagon." ...
 

Superbowl Sniper’s Gear Revealed
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Lots of readers sent us links to the above image of the official Superbowl sniper's hide. I held back on blogging it in case FPSRussia got any ideas. Then it occurred to me that Black Sunday was all the inspiration Kyle would need to end his YouTube career as he started it: blowing shit up for his fifteen minutes (years?) of fame. And just as I warmed-up the steam-driven blogging machine, gunreports.comsent a break-down of what gear you see here. 'The rifle was a custom-built Remington M700. In the photos, it looks like it’s also fitted with a suppressor. ..." ...
 

IL: Homeowner Shoots Ex Boyfriend, Recently Released From Prison, Breaking Into Her Home (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"An IL homeowner shot a man she had a prior relationship with as he tried to break into her front door. The man had been serving prison time for a similar incident 5 years ago, involving the same victim, and was just recently released (5 years early). The suspect was apprehended by officers responding to the incident." ...
 

OH: Drive Thru Owner Shoots, Wounds 1 of 2 Armed Robbers Who Shot At Him
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"An Ohio drive thru owner opened fire on an armed robber who fired at the owner first. A second suspect was not hit, but both were apprehended by police and are each facing multiple felony charges." ...
 

Santorum: ‘The Second Amendment Is There To Protect the First Amendment!’
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"At a meeting of Texas Tea Party leaders yesterday, Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) appeared to suggest that armed resistance could be necessary to combat some unnamed violations of the Constitution:"

"Santorum was then asked if the Second Amendment is only for hunting and sports, to which he responded emphatically, 'the Second Amendment is there to protect the First Amendment!' His own family possesses firearms, he says, both for hunting and handguns for personal protection. ..." ...
 

Paul brings populist appeal to Evergreen State
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Presidential candidate Ron Paul, the maverick Texas congressman who favors the gold standard, wants to reduce government and dramatically change the political landscape, is swinging through Washington State Thursday and Friday."

"In an e-mail announcement, Paul’s campaign reported the following appearances:" ...

"Five years ago at the 2007 Gun Rights Policy Conference in Cincinnati, this writer sat down with Paul for an interview that included such gems as 'I don’t want to reform the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, I think it should be abolished.' He repeated that to a standing-room-only crowd about an hour later during a rally at the conference, and received a rousing applause." ...
 

Registering to vote is your civic duty
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Let me start by introducing myself. I am Gunnery Sergeant R. Lee Ermey, United States Marine Corps, retired, but still very active. I was a Marine Corps Drill Instructor in real life. You may know me from my nine seasons hosting Mail Call and Lock N' Load on the History Channel. Or you may know me from playing the role of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in the film Full Metal Jacket."

"Those of you who did see the film are probably paying a little more attention now and that's a good thing. For those of you who didn't, listen up and listen hard. It's not often I sit down to write an Op-Ed, and when I do, you better believe it's about something important." ...
 

NSSF: "Santorum ‘Stands Tall’ for 2nd Amendment at NSSF Member Range"
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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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."

"The Santorum rally originally was scheduled to be held at H&H, but a surge of requests to attend the event forced a change to the Magnuson Hotel and Convention Center, where a crowd estimated at close to 2,000 gathered. The candidate delivered a speech that focused largely on energy, reported News On 6." ...
 

OH: Know where candidates stand on Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "[President Obama] fancies that we will tremble with fear at his frown, like the indigent communities he first organized, hand over our guns when he asks, and laugh with him when he spits on us and our stuff. It seems fairly certain that he doesn’t carry an NRA card. We vow to be rid of him for that, for Obamacare, for Cap and Trade, for cutting our military defenses and for his ruinous un-American Socialist plans and dreams."

"Most of all, wanting to support either Romney or Santorum, we need to know where they stand on the Second Amendment." ...
 

ID: Capurso to make Dist. A seat bid
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Boundary County businesswoman Donna Capurso formally announced her candidacy Thursday for a seat in Idaho’s House of Representatives."

"Capurso is seeking the Republican nomination for the house’s District 1 A seat, a position that’s held by Eric Anderson of Priest Lake." ...

"Capurso chairs the Boundary County Republican Central Committee and has taken stands on issues in both Bonner and Boundary counties."

"She stood up for Jeremy Hill when he was being prosecuted for killing a grizzly bear in Boundary County while trying to protect his family. ..." ...

"'One thing people can count on from me is my promise of never changing my core values ... I will always be pro-life, and pro-God, pro-Second Amendment rights,' she said."
 

Obama’s budget is a sneak attack on our Second Amendment freedoms
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Ever since taking office, President Barack Obama has tried desperately to convince gun owners and sportsmen that he supports the Second Amendment. But actions speak louder than words, and Obama’s latest budget proposal contains numerous sneak attacks ..."

"For example, NRA members and gun owners fought hard for a law to ban government agencies like the Centers for Disease Control from using our tax dollars to produce blatant anti-gun propaganda. Obama wants to kill it in his budget."

"We fought hard for a law to ban the Obama administration from spending our tax dollars on illegal schemes like Operation Fast and Furious, which funneled thousands of guns to violent Mexican drug cartels. Obama wants to kill it in his budget." ...
 

Harry Reid Bringing Another Anti-gun Obama Nominee to Senate Floor Soon
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"There is probably no federal district court in the country which is more important than the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, in downtown Manhattan."

"So when a nominee with a real anti-gun history is nominated for that court, gun owners need to sit up and take notice."

"In particular, on Friday morning, February 17, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will force on the nomination of Jesse M. Furman to a lifetime appointment on the Southern District court." ...
 

Rep. McCarthy on Shootings of NYPD Detective & Officer: Congress Should Pass Fix Gun Checks Act
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY4), sponsor of the Fix Gun Checks Act and the representative for both members of the NYPD who were shot recently, said today that Congress should pass her legislation in order to cut down on gun violence." ...
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Submitter's Note: One problem: The "broken" gun checks that this legislation is supposed to "fix" had absolutely nothing to do with either officer's shooting.
 

TN: Bills Pit Property Rights Against Gun Rights in Tennessee
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Let’s role-play for a moment. Pretend I’m an anti-gun business owner and you’re a gun enthusiast (shouldn’t be that difficult of a role) that just started working for me."

"And despite the fact that you have a valid concealed carry permit, I tell you that you are not allowed to bring your gun on the premises of my business. Not in the office, not in the parking lot, nowhere."

"How do you respond? Do you heed my instructions?" ...
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Submitter's Note: Of course I do. My gun will be in my car which is my property and will never be "on" his parking lot.
 

WY: One commissioner disagrees with others about gun bill
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Moot, but noteworthy:"

"Tuesday, Natrona County commissioners met in an unusual morning work session because Chairman Ed Opella and Rob Hendry wanted to hit the road to Cheyenne to meet with the Wyoming County Commissioners Association and legislators."

"Matt Keating had to leave early, so he missed the discussion about what commissioners wanted to convey to the WCCA."

"The first thing the remaining four talked about was House Bill 60, which would have prevented local government officials in the state from passing any gun control laws, under penalty of heavy fines or even removal from office." ...
 

GA: Bill proposes massive overhaul to Georgia gun laws
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Georgians would be allowed to carry concealed weapons in bars, public schools, most government buildings, college campuses and other locations under a sweeping gun bill filed in the House."

"In addition to banishing many current restrictions, House Bill 981 would prevent police or the National Guard from disarming people during states of emergency, and it would allow citizens to sue if that occurred." ...
 

GA: Bill would allow guns in more public places (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A Cherokee County lawmaker wants to make it legal for properly permitted gun owners to carry guns in places like churches, college campuses, bars and even the state Capitol."

"Republican state Rep. Sean Jerguson helped introduce a bill that would allow those over 21, with proper background checks and permits, to carry concealed firearms in places now banned by state law. He believes the decision to allow guns on premises should be up to private property owners." ...
 

GA: Georgia Bill Allowing Gun Carry with No Permit Could Pass
Submitted by: Opposing Views
Website: http://opposingviews.com

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"Last week, the Georgia legislature held hearings on a 'constitutional carry' bill sponsored by state Rep. Jason Spencer (R-180)."

"His legislation, HB 679, will allow residents to carry a concealed firearm without first having to get a permit from the government." ...
 

MN: Minn. police, attorneys oppose deadly force bill
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Key police chiefs and county prosecutors joined together on Thursday to urge Minnesota lawmakers to not pass legislation that would give people more freedom to use deadly force when protecting themselves."

"The legislation creates the presumption that a person in their home or other dwelling who uses deadly force does so believing they are in danger of harm or death. The bill also removes the obligation for that person to retreat from such a situation. It's headed for a full Senate vote soon." ...

"'If a person on their own property murders another person, this bill creates a very large loophole for their defense,' [Champlin Police Chief Dave] Kolb said." ...
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VA: Va Sunday Hunting Bill Tabled for Rest of 2012 Legislative Session
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Today, the state House Natural Resources Subcommittee tabled Senate Bill 464 for the rest of this current legislative session."

"SB 464, sponsored by state Senator Ralph Northam (D-6), would have allowed hunting on private land and public waterways on Sundays."

"Currently, Virginia is one of only six states in the country that strictly bans hunting on Sunday. This prohibition threatens the very future of our hunting heritage by discouraging hunter recruitment and retention. In addition, this antiquated ban harms Virginia’s economy." ...
 

OR: Rep. Thatcher: ‘It’s not a gun bill’
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"For the third time since 2009, members of the Oregon state House passed a bill Wednesday to prohibit the release of information from concealed handgun license applications."

"On a divided vote of 44 members voting in favor and 14 members voting against the bill, it passed onto the Senate."

"However, Sen. Floyd Prozanski, D-Eugene, said in a hearing last week that his Senate Judiciary Committee would not move any gun related bills this session."

"This decision drew fire on the House floor from Democrats and Republicans supporting what they call privacy legislation." ...
 

WY: Wyoming House shoots down gun bill
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Wyoming House of Representatives narrowly voted down legislation Wednesday that would have prevented local government officials in the state from passing any gun control laws, under penalty of heavy fines or even removal from office."

"House Bill 60, sponsored by state Rep. Kendell Kroeker, R-Evansville, got 38 votes, two short of the two-thirds majority needed for the legislation to be introduced."

"The bill would have added teeth to a Wyoming law already on the books that gives the state primacy over gun laws and prohibits cities, counties and other local bodies from passing their own laws regulating or banning firearms except to prevent rioting, disturbances or disorderly assemblies." ...
 

OR: Oregon Lawmakers Targeting Gun Rights?
Submitted by: Opposing Views
Website: http://opposingviews.com

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"The good news: a bill to protect the privacy of gun owners (HB 4045) passed the Oregon House yesterday overwhelmingly by a vote of 44-14."

"The bad news: Senate Judiciary Chairman Floyd Prozanski recently declared all gun bills dead on arrival in the Senate."

"The worse news: Two separate requests have been made recently for ALL concealed carry license (CHL) records from the State Police."

"And the worst news: The State Attorney General has instructed the State Police to disclose the records." ...
 

DFW TSA Scanning Women Because They’re, Well, Women
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"And our readers think we’re breast obsessed. Frequent flyers will be happy to know that our vigilant, safety-conscious friends manning the TSA 'security' checkpoints at DFW have been been particularly thorough lately. At least they have been when screening women. According to a story by dfw.cbslocal.com, plenty of complaints have been filed by females subjected to multiple screenings – not to mention barely concealed winks and elbows – while TSA’s finest get the scans juuust right. And at least one female TSA agent didn’t mind pimping for the guys in the dark room leering at the screens . . ." ...
 

CA: Report: 2 ICE officers killed, 1 wounded at federal office building in Long Beach
Submitted by: D. Smith

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"Three immigration officers were involved in a shootout at the Long Beach federal building on Thursday evening, police said."

"Two officers were pronounced dead at the scene and the third, reportedly shot in the upper torso, was sent to a nearby hospital, according to aerial communications from Long Beach police, NBCLosAngeles.com reported."

"One of the agents is believed to be the suspected gunman, police said, but suspect's condition was unknown." ...
 

OR: Local Sheriff Replies to Concealed Carry License Holder
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"You may recall my earlier post, A Concealed Carry License Holder Writes his Local Sheriff, where I queried my county sheriff, Pat Garrett, about how interactions between armed citizens and LEOs (Law Enforcement Officials) are conducted. Sheriff Garret’s reply was so timely I missed it my email inbox. Here it is . . ." ...
 

GA: Two Macon Police Officers Arrested, A Third Fired (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Three Macon Police officers are out of a job tonight...and two of them are facing criminal charges."

"Just after 5:00pm Wednesday, Macon Police announced that officer Freddie Fountain is facing termination for violating his oath of office and sexual assault of a person in custody. An investigation revealed that a shoplifting suspect talked her way out of getting arrested by offering to have sex with the officer. Police say he drove the woman to his apartment, where they had sex. She was not charged, but another woman arrested with her was." ...
 

AZ: Grandpa-shooting Arizona officer has five previous kills under his belt
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"The Arizona police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man while he held his baby grandson has been involved in at least five previous fatal shootings, police said."

"The officer, James Peters of the Scottsdale police, was on administrative leave Thursday after he killed John Loxas, 50, with a single rifle shot to the head Tuesday. Loxas' 9-month-old grandson, who was in his arms, was unhurt."

"'There were at least three officers in position to engage the suspect,' Sgt. Mark Clark, a spokesman for the Scottsdale police, told NBC ... 'At least one of the officers thought he saw something in the suspect's hands.'"

"KPNX reported that Peters has now been involved in seven shootings in the past 10 years, six of them fatal. ..." ...
 

VA: Local woman whose son died in jail files lawsuit in federal court
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"According to the court document, the incident began when Yokosuk passed out in his car, parked at the McDonald’s in Bluefield, on Nov. 18, 2010, approximately 4 p.m., according to court documents on file at the Elizabeth Kee Federal Building in Bluefield."

"A restaurant worker flagged down an employee of the Bluefield Police Department approximately 8:19 p.m. that same day to check on Yokosuk. The suit, filed Feb. 2, alleges that he was arrested and charged with public intoxication despite the fact he was not intoxicated, and that he was placed in the city jail without any attempt to obtain medical attention for him." ...
 

TX: Two Officers Fired In 'Spit/Slap' Incident
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"Two Austin Police Department officers have been terminated and two others have been suspended in connection with an incident in August during which Officer Michelle Gish hit a woman in the head after the woman allegedly spit on Gish." ...
 

TX: Crosby County Sheriff David Barker indicted
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A grand jury indicts Crosby County Sheriff David Barker on charges of official oppression and assault of a public servant." ...
 

UT: Logan Police Chief uncomfortable with some bills before legislature
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"There are several bills before the Utah legislature that Logan Police Chief Gary Jensen is not comfortable with and one is House Bill 49 sponsored by Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield. The bill would clarify that a person can not be charged with disorderly conduct for simply carrying a gun openly."

"Ray's bill states that openly carrying a firearm in public would not be disorderly conduct as it is now. Rather, the person would need to commit some sort of questionable act to be charged with disorderly conduct."

"On KVNU's Crosstalk show Wednesday, Jensen said he is all for the second amendment but he does not personally feel comfortable with this bill." ...
 

WA: Gun club was off-target in its land use
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The outcome of Kitsap County vs. Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club has undoubtedly brought relief to a lot of people in the northwest part of the county."

"Since the club began expanding its facilities in 2005, its neighbors have been bothered by increased noise from bulldozers and from larger and larger weapons, as well as by the threat of bullets flying beyond the club's embankments." ...

"The judge found in favor of Kitsap County and declared KRRC a public nuisance. 'Shooting sounds from the property have changed from occasional and background in nature to clearly audible in the downrange neighborhoods,' she wrote. 'Rapid-fire shooting sounds from the property have become common and ... often goes on for hours at a time ...'" ...
 

NY: Former Gov. Paterson Defends Ex-Marine’s Gun Possession
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
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"Ex-Governor David Paterson has contacted Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance to dismiss the weapons possession charges against retired Marine Ryan Jerome, according to the NY Post. Jerome is currently being prosecuted after attempting to check in his Indiana-registered handgun at the Empire State Building last year." ...
 

VA: Gun Group Shoots Off Letter About Virginia 1-Gun-Per-Month
Submitted by: Opposing Views
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"Despite the fact that Virginia is largely considered to be a pro-gun state, legislators have for years rationed the Second Amendment rights of its citizens with a law that limits handgun purchases to one a month — in effect, treating a constitutionally protected right as nothing more than a privilege ('Repealing a gun law that worked,' Feb. 13, 2012)." ...
 

Canada: Bill to end gun registry passes vote
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"The Harper government's bill to end the long gun registry has passed the House of Commons, marking the end of a long political battle over one of the most controversial law-enforcement measures in recent memory." ...
 

Canada: Conservatives and enthusiasts cheer the end of the long-gun registry
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"The Conservative government says its MPs will celebrate after a historic vote to end the long-gun registry Wednesday evening, despite vehement opposition to the move in Quebec and much of urban Canada."

"Public Safety Minister Vic Toews told reporters Wednesday, hours before the vote, that the government’s actions are long overdue."

"'It does nothing to help put an end to gun crimes, nor has it saved one Canadian life,' he said." ...
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
Allowing riflery training while decrying gun violence doesn't send a mixed message any more than does supporting a wrestling team while opposing schoolyard brawls. — CHICAGO TRIBUNE

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