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Second Amendment March Auctions Unique Opportunity
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Today, the Second Amendment March announced that it will be running an auction on GunBroker to allow companies or individuals the unique opportunity to bid for a place on the march’s centerpiece, the event stage which can feature sponsor logos."

"The goal is to encourage a bit of friendly competition among businesses that rely on the right to keep and bear arms for their livelihoods, or even patriotic private donors, so as to help defray the costs of the event." ...
 

Prominent liberal Democrat shows good understanding of Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"We generally view the Second Amendment as a left-right/Republican-Democrat issue. It's understandable when you consider how support and opposition to gun rights is generally manifested by party agendas and members, but it doesn't always work out along those lines at the individual level."

"I'd like to share a quote with you from a man who was once the leading voice of 'liberalism' on the national stage:" ...
 

Mental health, background checks, and unintended consequences
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "One concern we are hearing a great deal about now is that with the two long combat deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq, a great many troops are returning with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), with some estimates of nearly 20% of veterans of those two conflicts suffering from the disorder--that's hundreds of thousands of troops. In 2008, Missouri had over 5000 veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan seeking treatment (for all kinds of health issues--not only mental health)."

"U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) has introduced S. 699, the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act, to require due process for the revocation of veterans' right to possess firearms after a finding of mental disability. ..." ...
 

'Choose this day whom you will serve.': An Open Letter to American Law Enforcement
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "But the gangs, as bad as they are and as great a threat as they pose to public order, are nothing compared to the larger problem, and that is this."

"Respect for duly constituted authority and social trust are essential ingredients of civilization. These elements represent the basic glue of society."

"Respect for duly constituted authority is, as every cop knows, at an all-time low. There are two general reasons for this, one systemic and the other so personal that if you look yourselves honestly in the mirror you can see it." ...
 

Park officials say little will change under new CCW in national parks rules; Gun ban extremists see 'increased risk'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A new law allowing licensed concealed carry in national parks takes effect on February 22, and park officials 'do not expect a major impact with the easing of firearm restrictions.'"

"But that isn't stopping anti-gun extremists from crying foul:" ...
 

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

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"Over the past several months, gun control advocacy has not gone underground; it never left the scene in spite of reports to the contrary. Op-ed pieces from editorial boards urging one-gun-a-month laws and other unwelcome interferences with how you run your home can be found daily. But when partisanship is castigated by exiting officials, it's silly to believe that gun control hasn't been partisan, isn't it?"

"Dependency is the foe of everything we stand for. It is the life blood of tyranny. In a people's independence from their servants, tyranny cannot thrive. If servants believe that their tyranny can thrive, it will be bold and brazen ... Gun control is one of the first things an abusing officialdom will impose ..." ...
 

The second amendment and federal buildings
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"States have been relaxing gun laws for several years now with no blood in the streets, but there is still one big area needing to be addressed. Legal concealed and open carry should extend to all federal buildings except for secured areas. We see all the time congress exempting themselves from laws that apply to the rest of us. Congressmen don't have to mess with Social Security or Medicare. They have their own systems. Until recently, they exempted themselves from onerous work rules and OSHA regulations in their own back yard such as the printshops for the Federal Register. The Gun Control Act of 1968 states the following:" ...
 

Finnish commission recommends handgun ban; Wire Paladin, San Francisco
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A government commission in Helsinki, Finland has evidently been paying much too close attention to anti-gunners in Seattle and elsewhere, because the board has recommended that the country ban semiautomatic pistols in reaction to two school shootings."

"Twenty people died in those incidents, 11 (including the gunman) in a September 2008 attack, and nine (including the gunman) in November 2007. According to a report carried in the Seattle Times on-line edition Wednesday, the ban would 'sharply reduce the number of legal weapons in a country that ranks among the world's top five in civilian gun ownership.' There are 650,000 licensed gun owners in Finland, among a population of 5.3 million." ...
 

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

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"November, 2010: Why would millions of non-gun owner voters elect a liberty candidate who emphasized second amendment independence?"

"That's easy. Because not all of America is against independence. Only some are."

"Let's go back one step. Not all officials are against freedom, but enough are. Our problem at this very hour is that too many officials are selling service, and it's hard to do without need. Need must then be created if it isn't strong enough for some service, and so we have crisis after crisis. This creates work, and you get the rest of it all." ...
 

Is CNN Report on 'Legal Guns that Go Bad' Misleading?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"CNN is currently running a series of reports called 'The Gun Trail,' about the business of guns in the United States. The latest story ... dealt with what it called the 'iron pipeline,' about how guns supposedly purchased legally end up in the hands of criminals. But a conservative media watchdog group has major problems with the report."

"The report deals mostly with what are known as 'straw purchases.' ... CNN says this is the first step of the so called 'iron pipeline,' ..."

"But NewsBusters ... says the entire report is seriously flawed. That's because these 'straw purchases' are themselves illegal. So the supposed 'legal gun that goes bad' was never legal at all. And CNN ... never revealed this fact." ...
 

Ignorance Is No Longer Bliss
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "The nuances of the Second Amendment elude the Tea Parties as well. The Supreme Court, a very conservative instance of it, ruled in 2008 with mixed results in District of Columbia et al. v. Heller, that cities and states have the absolute right to control firearms in light of the overarching consideration of the Constitution, the public welfare."

"These and thousands more examples of how our Constitution has evolved should put Tea Party adherents on notice that possession of a simple copy of the document is insufficient to make one an expert on government. By startling contrast, the personification of their myriad dissatisfactions, President Obama, is an expert of the highest order. Many in Congress are experts too. ..." ...
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Submitter's Note: Is Stephen reading the same D.C. v. Heller that I am?
 

WY: No need to change Wyoming's gun laws
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Let's get one thing out of the way: We support the Second Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms. The Wyoming Constitution also spells out this protection for citizens, as it should."

"That said, there's absolutely no reason for anyone to think that gun rights are in jeopardy, despite the cries from pro-gun organizations or the nationwide rush to buy firearms and ammunition since President Barack Obama's election." ...
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Submitter's Note: How does "The right of citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and of the state shall not be denied" translate to "The right ... shall not be denied unless they can't afford a permit or don't want to jump through bureaucratic hoops"?
 

VA: Va. Senate allows for side order of guns with every meal—bullets included
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"In a recent vote, the Virginia Senate approved a measure that allows concealed weapon permit holders to carry guns in restaurants that serve alcohol, as long as the weapon holder does not consume alcohol. ... I will admit that this latest development ... has left me a bit bewildered."

"... I'm having trouble understanding the need for this proposed law. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Emmett Hanger ... said he was particularly sensitive to women who carry guns in their purses to defend themselves when they go to Red Lobster ..."

"I'm sorry, but as a young woman living in a major metropolitan area, I honestly can say I've never felt the need to pack heat while on a dinner date. ... What’s wrong with leaving your gun in the car?" ...
 

A Nation Without A Country, Part V - Crisis Secession
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In the previous articles in this series, we have discussed the implications of even the most civil secession movement, and the horrific consequences of even a best-case scenario. Yet, secessionists nobly believe that unbridled power at the national level is the root cause of many of the ills we see around us today. The previous installments of this series show what might happen should secessionists take a naive approach. The tentacles of the nationals surround us, in many cases at the urging of the nationalists in our midst." ...
 

AL: Northport home invasion victim shoots suspect
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"A victim of a home invasion early Sunday morning was able to shoot one of the suspects, who was being treated at DCH Regional Medical Center."

"Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home invasion ... about 2 a.m. Sunday and found the victim beaten by two people who got into the home by kicking in the door ..."

"The victim gave deputies the name of one suspect ... He was arrested shortly after the incident and charged with second-degree robbery. He had posted a $30,000 bond and was released from the Tuscaloosa County Metro Jail, according to the jail's online log."

"The second suspect showed up later at DCH seeking treatment for a gunshot wound, but the suspect had not been charged as of Sunday afternoon ..."
 

OH: Intruder, occupant exchange gunshots
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"Ashtabula County Sheriff's Department deputies are looking for a man who shot a Monroe Township dog, burst into a home and then evaded the owner’s return gunfire early Monday morning."

"The dog, a German shepherd, was shot three times but survived the attack, deputies said. The owner wasn't injured ..."

"... Hommes, 24, and his 21-year-old girlfriend told deputies the dog became agitated and was running to windows in the home."

"Hommes let the dog outside and soon heard three gun shots ... Hommes grabbed a large-caliber pistol and moments later heard the sound of his back door being kicked in ..."

"Investigating, he found a man standing inside his home ..."

"Hommes fired at the man, who ran from the house ..." ...
 

NM: Homeowner shoots suspected burglar
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"Bernalillo County Deputies are investigating a possible burglary that ended in gunshots."

"Detectives said a homeowner shot a man that she thought was trying to break into her northwest Albuquerque home."

"The shooting happened just before noon at a home on the 9900 block Academy NW."

"While the woman was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher, investigators said two men forced their way into the house."

"Moments later the woman fired her gun hitting one of the men in the head. Detectives identified the man as Frank Castillo, 19. He was taken to University of New Mexico Hospital."

"He has previous robbery and aggravated battery charges on his criminal record." ...
 

WA: House-sitter shoots at intruder, misses
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"A Douglas County man who was watching a home for a friend shot at an intruder in the home as he fled but missed ..."

"The man arrived at the house ... to find the door open and burglars inside ..." ...

"Gjesdal said the man saw a suspect dressed in black and wearing a ski mask, and went to his pickup to retrieve a 9 mm pistol, he said."

"When he returned he heard glass breaking and believes he saw the man in black with something in his hand as he fled, the sheriff said. The man told police he fired twice, but missed."

"When deputies arrived, they searched the home and found a 20-year-old Bridgeport man hiding in the bathroom. He had injuries from a saw he pulled on top of himself when the other suspect fled ..." ...
 

CO: After concealed weapons allowed, crime dropped
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"CSU has been a safer place since late 2003, one CSU student found, when it decided to allow the university community to carry concealed weapons on campus –– a policy that could be holstered next Tuesday."

"According to a report written by senior history major Brady Allen contesting the CSU System Board of Governors' December decision to ban concealed weapons on campus, violent crime rates at CSU have declined since 2003. And although he could not prove a direct correlation between concealed carry and good campus safety, Allen said the decreasing crime rate speaks for itself." ...
 

CA: Republican activists to rally for gun rights
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"A group of local Republican activists plan to hold a rally in Riverside today where they will voice their support for the Second Amendment."

"The California Republican Assembly of Riverside plans to rally at the corner of Van Buren Boulevard and Trautwein Road, the group's president said ..."

"'The goal of the rally is to wake up the people and let them know that they do have a voice and their voice can be heard here in Riverside,' Ernie White said ..."

"'The government does not have the right to dictate rules to the people. The people have the right to dictate rules to the government.'"

"The group plans to bring unloaded firearms to display during the rally and have notified the Riverside police, White said." ...
 

NC: A 'King'-ly Lesson in Fact-Checking and Local Activism
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"One of the more famous one-liners attributed to Winston Churchill is that 'A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to put its pants on.' But when an exaggerated story that town officials in King, North Carolina were responsible for an anti-gun 'state of emergency' began to circulate over the internet last week, local activists of the John Birch Society mobilized to get to the root of the issue." ...

"Local John Birch Society members discovered in meetings with town officials that the town ... had declared the 'state of emergency' only after the county had already declared an emergency ... In other words, the town 'state of emergency' didn't invoke any new prohibitions and was declared primarily to qualify for federal disaster assistance. ..." ...
 

AR: Sarah Palin courts Arkansans at first Republican state party fundraiser
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"The battle for 2012 began in Arkansas on Tuesday night when Sarah Palin brought her celebrity to an arena filled with state GOP elite and Tea Party commoners who had never attended a political event." ...

"Here on Huckabee turf Tuesday night, Palin obliterated any thought of the former governor. She received a .44 magnum as a welcoming gift, cementing her street cred with the Second Amendment crowd. Not unusual, except in Arkansas, Huckabee has always been the hunter-in-chief." ...
 

GA: Bill To Allow Guns In Cars At Airport
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"Georgians with concealed weapons carry permits would be allowed to keep guns in their vehicles when dropping off or picking up passengers at Hartsfield Jackson Airport under a bill that passed out of a Senate committee."

"Sen. Jack Murphy (R-Cumming), chair of the Senate Public Safety Committee, says SB 291 fixes a problem with current law."

"'If I go hunting in South Dakota, and I take my rifles with me in my case and I pull up to the airport... I'm in violation of the law because I've got my weapons in my vehicle,' he says." ...

"The bill also makes it easier for current permit holders to renew their licenses." ...
 

GA: GA Bills: Amended SB 291 passes senate committee
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"A significantly weakened SB 291 passed out of committee Tuesday. Yesterday's Atlanta Gun Rights Examiner article incorrectly reported that a provision affecting the airport had been amended out of SB 291. The amendment actually relates to several other parts of the bill, including a provision in the original bill that would have repealed the requirement that a person with an openly exposed handgun have a license. Georgia is one of only 13 states with such a requirement. Other states include New Jersey, Massachussetts, Maryland, and Hawaii."

"The committee amendment also retains the provision that makes it illegal to conceal a handgun without a holster." ...
 

VA: Slew of gun bills pass in Va. House, Senate
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"The Virginia General Assembly passed a host of bills Tuesday aimed at scaling back the state's gun laws, including a repeal of the Wilder-era one-handgun-a-month law that won approval in the House."

"The proposed abolition of the 17-year-old limit cleared the Republican-majority chamber on a 61-37 vote. Pro-gun lawmakers argued background check technology has made the law obsolete."

"Opponents of the change pointed to the original justification for the one-gun-a-month cap: ridding Virginia of its reputation for being the East Coast's top gun-running hub." ...
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Submitter's Note: From a release dated August 2009: "The Brady Center analysis also ranked the states based on their contribution to interstate gun trafficking. ... Mississippi was number one ... followed by West Virginia, Alabama, Virginia ..."

So is that 17 year old law working yet?
 

OK: Open carry amendment proposed in Oklahoma
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"While the southern states have long been thought of as 'gun-friendly' in their attitude about firearms, state gun laws prove differently. The 'open carry' of firearms is banned in only seven states in the country, and five of those are in the south; Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, South Carolina and Florida."

"An Oklahoma lawmaker wants to change those numbers, however."

"Owasso state representative David Derby has attached an amendment to House Bill 3239 which will allow citizens with concealed-carry permits to carry a gun in open view ..." ...
 

OK: Firearms Freedom Act Being Considered
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"An Oklahoma lawmaker is pushing for an open carry law for gun owners."

"Representative David Derby (R- Owasso) has attached an amendment to House Bill 3239 which would allow citizens with concealed-carry licenses the right to carry a gun in public view."

"Just last year, a man armed with a concealed weapon successfully and peacefully disarmed a violent man at this Oklahoma City apartment complex."

"Owasso Representative David Derby said protection is exactly why citizens should arm themselves, but he wants to take it a step further."

"'Gun laws are important in our country,' Derby said. 'At the same time, the truly dangerous criminals are breaking laws already and ignore gun controls. ...'" ...
 

GA: Georgia legislative update - two senate bills receive hearings
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"Two bills received hearings this week in the Georgia Senate."

"On Tuesday, the Senate Public Safety Committee heard and passed SB 291, which is being pushed by the NRA. An amendment was offered and passed to remove a portion of the bill, section 2, that provided it was not a criminal act to have a firearm in a car while dropping off or picking up passengers at the airport. SB 291 does not touch Georgia's public gathering law. ... SB 291 now advances to Rules."

"On Monday, the Special Judiciary Committee heard SB 308. A substitute version of the bill was offered that would decriminalize carry on a college campus but would not permit carry into buildings on campus." ...
 

NE: Castle doctrine
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"Some state senators and the [NRA] want Nebraska to become the 25th state with a so-called castle-doctrine law that would give people more protection from prosecution or lawsuits after shooting an intruder."

"It's easy to see where the impetus comes from. Most people assume that they have a right to protect their homes and families when threatened, and the circumstances of most home invasions don't allow for a detailed interview of the intruder."

"Opponents fear that trigger-happy gun owners will start blazing away in cases where it may not be clearly warranted: a burglary, for example, where the intruder doesn't clearly threaten harm." ...
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Submitter's Note: So do you have to wait for the burglars strangle your wife and set fire to your house to fight back or can you shoot them when the start to rape your wife and 17 and 11-year-old daughters.
 

WY: Committee: allow concealed guns without permits
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"Wyoming citizens could carry concealed handguns without needing a state permit under a bill that passed its first committee on Tuesday."

"The House Judiciary Committee voted 6-2 to recommend approval of House Bill 113 after a testimony from pro-gun groups and other supporters."

"'I bring the bill here today because I do believe it is our right not only under the United States Constitution, but under the Wyoming Constitution,' sponsor Rep. Elaine Quarberg, R-Thermopolis, told the committee." ...
 

AL: Panel approves city building gun ban
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"The Tuscaloosa City Council Public Safety Committee voted unanimously to ban firearms from city buildings and facilities."

"The city already prohibits city employees, except police officers, from possessing firearms on the job. The new ordinance would ban all citizens from entering city facilities with firearms. ..." ...

"The ordinance would place an outright ban on long guns — rifles and shotguns — in city facilities. Because of a state law, it could not ban handguns. But it does make anyone possessing a handgun in a city facility a trespasser, and that person could be arrested or removed from the property under trespass laws." ...
 

WY: Gun bills clear House panel
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"A House committee on Tuesday signed off on two proposals that would loosen Wyoming gun laws."

"Under one bill approved by the House Judiciary Committee, a permit would no longer be required to carry a concealed weapon in Wyoming. ..." ...

"Rep. Joe Barbuto, D-Rock Springs, voted against the bill."

"'I'm a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights,' Barbuto said. 'I don't think anybody around this table could accuse me of being a bleeding-heart liberal.'"

"However, Barbuto said he's happy with the current permit system, which has law enforcement review permit applications." ...
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KABA Note: Thus turning a 'right' into a 'privilege'.
 

Agents pay morning visit to Nashville arms manufacturer (Translation: BATFE raids another lawful firearms manufacturer)
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"Federal law enforcement {italics added since these are not bona fide law enforcement} agents, led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, descended on Nashville's Sabre Defence Industries this morning and closed down the facility for at least the day." ...
 

Facebook post from Calif. cop draws gun rights fire
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"Rod Tuason has become the latest person to learn that it's not very wise to post threats, especially ones involving killing someone, on a Facebook page believed to be private." ...

"Jason Davis, an attorney representing the nonprofit Calguns Foundation, wrote a letter to the police department on Friday saying:"
"This, at its simplest, is political hate speech towards the community to which Detective Tuason is duty-bound to protect. It is an abhorrent and vile insight into the mindset of one East Palo Alto's own detectives regarding on-duty activities. ... Like the allegations of corruption ... just a few months ago, this vivid and graphic imagery of police misconduct will be hard to dispel..." ...
 

PA: Former Phila. Cop, Fired After Shooting, Held for Trial on Murder Charge
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"A former Philadelphia police officer has been ordered to stand trial for murder."

"Former officer Frank Tepper (above), who was fired from the force after shooting a neighbor last November, was held for trial based on the testimony of a single witness."

"Witness Anthony Picklo, 21, said that shooting victim Billy Panas Jr., his good friend, was just standing there when he was shot and killed by the off-duty officer during a neighborhood confrontation in Port Richmond." ...
 

OH: Richland County deputy sheriff sentenced to 12 weekends in jail
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"Richland County sheriff's deputy Chuck Metcalf will have to spend 12 weekends in jail as punishment for lying in support of the 2005 ill-fated Mansfield drug investigation involving DEA Agent Lee Lucas." ...

"U.S. District Judge Solomon Oliver, who presided over the Lucas trial, said he would have punished Metcalf to the fullest extent if not for his willingness to assist prosecutors, which included testifying at Lucas' trial. The misdemeanor conviction could have resulted in one year in prison." ...

"Last year, Metcalf admitted lying during the 2006 trial of Dwayne Nabors, who was one of 17 people framed through a series of drug deals orchestrated by paid informant Jerrell Bray." ...
 

LA: New book examines police brutality, African American activism in New Orleans
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"With its French, Spanish and Creole influences, New Orleans has the oldest black urban community of any city in the country. It also has a shocking history of police brutality that is told in “Black Rage in New Orleans: Police Brutality and African American Activism from World War II to Hurricane Katrina,” a new book by Dr. Leonard N. Moore, associate professor of history and assistant vice president for the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement."

"Moore’s book, which will be released by LSU Press in April, recounts the history of police brutality in the Crescent City along with the energetic opposition waged by blacks." ...
 

NY: What union bosses think
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Oops. An Albany cop-union boss just let the protect-and-serve mask slip."

"Albany Police Officers Union President Chris Mesley says that, regardless of the faltering economy, a no-raise new contract is unacceptable."

"And to hell with the public."

"'I'm not running a popularity contest here,' Mesley said. 'If I'm the bad guy to the average citizen . . . and their taxes have go up to cover my raise, I'm very sorry about that, but I have to look out for myself and my membership.'"

"Mesley added: 'As the president of the local, I will not accept 'zeroes.' If that means . . . ticking off some taxpayers, then so be it.'" ...
 

CO: Gun sales hotter than a two dollar pistol
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"Colorado residents are exercising their Second Amendment rights in record numbers."

"Gun sales surged to a new high before President Barack Obama took office in January 2009. One year later, gun sales surpassed the record set in 2008, despite the recession's strong grip."

"According to data from the Instacheck Unit of CBI, the office that handles statewide background check requests for any firearm transaction, the office approved 196,980 total background checks in 2008. In 2009, CBI approved 202,613, about half of which were handgun sales." ...
 

MN: St. Cloud driver who was cut off flashes headlights, stares down loaded gun
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"A motorist flashed his headlights in response to being cut off on a busy St. Cloud street, prompting the other driver to flash his loaded handgun in an act that led to his arrest, according to authorities."

"The gunman, a 30-year-old man from Little Falls, Minn., was jailed Tuesday in lieu of a felony charge of terroristic threats, police said. He was later released, police said, because he has no criminal history."

"The suspect did have a permit to carry his weapon in public, said police Sgt. Martin Sayre." ...
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Submitter's Note: One idiot can ruin things for everyone.

KABA Note: MN has had 'shall-issue' for almost 8 years now, with over 60,000 permit holders. If the general population were as law-abiding as permit-holders, we wouldn't need cops.
 

MA: Reports: Ala. prof charged with '02 Mass. assault
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"An Alabama professor accused of fatally shooting three colleagues last week had previously admitted in court to punching a woman in a tirade over a booster seat at a Massachusetts restaurant."

"... Amy Bishop was charged with assault after the incident in 2002 at the International House of Pancakes in Peabody."

"The police report says Bishop became incensed when she found out the other woman had received the restaurant's last booster seat. Bishop hit the woman and shouted multiple times, 'I am Dr. Amy Bishop,' the report says."

"The Globe and WBZ say Bishop received probation for the incident." ...
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Submitter's Note: So much for the antis attempts to portray her as "a 'law-abiding' gun owner who snapped".
 

OH: Guns welcome in Cuyahoga Valley
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"Those hikers you pass on trails in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and bicyclists you see on the Towpath Trail might be packing more than you expect."

"Starting Monday, visitors to the Cuyahoga Valley can carry loaded, concealed weapons in the park under a new federal law."

"The only proviso: Those carrying concealed weapons in the 33,000-acre federal park between Akron and Cleveland must have an Ohio permit to carry a concealed weapon." ...

"Officials in the Cuyahoga Valley park do not expect a major impact with the easing of firearm restrictions, but others are convinced the move will make federal parks more dangerous." ...
 

NC: Shop mixes guns, faith
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Vickie Jordan and her husband, Eddie, were all set to open a gun store in Smithfield, but they were missing one thing: the name.
'I went to bed one night and was real apprehensive because we couldn't come up with a name,' Vickie Jordan recalled."

"When she finally got to sleep, she said, she dreamt that God told her to name it after the Second Amendment -- the Constitutional right to bear arms -- but to call it the Second Amen-ment Gun Shop."

"'I said, 'All right, Lord, I get the picture,' Vickie Jordan said."

"The name fit well: Her husband is an evangelist and pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Selma. And when he's not preaching, he can be found at the shooting range with his son, Blake, who manages the new store." ...
 

Ohio's Trapshooting Hall of Fame Museum leaving soon for Sparta, Illinois
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"I had not visited the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) since the last Grand American event was held in Vandalia in August of 2005. I returned to pay one last visit to the Trapshooting Hall of Fame Museum located at the ATA headquarters. Returning to what many trap shooters still consider hallowed grounds was bittersweet. ..."

"I loved the Grand American experience. I've shot there although I've nothing more than some photos and memories to show for my efforts. ... I watched as young shooters, many from the Greene County area, made their mark winning titles and becoming Junior All-Americans. The move by the ATA to Sparta, Illinois brought those opportunities to an end for me and many area shooters." ...
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
I have not one doubt, even if I am in agreement with the National Rifle Association, that that kind of record keeping procedure [gun registration] is the first step to eventual confiscation under one administration or another. —CHARLES MORGAN, DIRECTOR, WASHINGTON DC ACLU

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