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Hornaday Ammo Recall: 500 S&W 300 grain FTX Custom Ammo Loaded Too Hot to Handle
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Apparently the fine folks at Hornaday have made a slight calculation error during the loading of some of their 500 S&W handgun ammunition, called by some the most powerful handgun ammunition on the market today. The effect of that slight miscalculation is that you can now blow up your handgun ('excessive chamber pressures' in damage reducing spin-speak). Make the jump for the press release." ...
 

Will GOP candidates say anything genuine about Gunwalker in tonight’s debate?
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "Will the subject be raised?"

"If it is raised, will the question be phrased in a way to elicit an unequivocal answer—and to make weasel-worded non-responses evident?" ...
 

Forbes to Gun Control Advocates: STFU
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Forbes’ columnist Larry Bell can be a bit . . . hysterical. Hysterical manic, not hysterical Ralph. Back in June, I took Mr. Bell to the woodshed for doing a Chicken Little routine on the U.N. Small Arms Treaty. But hey, the guy’s on the side of the angels. Or, if you prefer, the framers of the U.S. Constitution and those who support its Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Larry’s no Bruce Krafft. And the Tough Targets Cato Institute study that’s got him all a twitter is based on journalistic anecdotes rather than [more] objective crime or survey data. But Larry gits ‘er done, eventually, with today’s article Disarming the Myths Promoted By the Gun Control Lobby. To wit . . ." ...
 

Disarming the Myths Promoted By the Gun Control Lobby (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Cam Edwards talks to Larry Bell – Forbes.com and a professor at the University of Houston on his recent article debunking the lies spread by the gun control lobby." ...
 

Project Appleseed 'Ladyseed' event coming next month
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"On the weekend of March 24-25, about an hour's drive away in Sparta, Illinois, the Revolutionary War Veterans Association (RWVA) will be holding a 'Ladyseed' event (a Project Appleseed for women only) at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex. For those not aware, Project Appleseed combines instruction in rifle marksmanship with education in American history and heritage. The goal of the course is for the shooter to be consistently able to hit a man sized target at a range of 500 yards." ...
 

The People of Top Shot: Season 4, Episode 2
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"When I applied to Top Shot, I promised the producers I’d liven-up the place a bit. I pointed out that I’d seen funnier how-to embalming videos. That wasn’t exactly fair; both genres are rife with unintentional humor. In Top Shot‘s case, we have host (and Survivor survivor) Colby Donaldson’s struggle to maintain vocal mastery over his capped teeth (while playing-up his wandering western accent) and the show’s dubious historical references ... In fact, Top Shot has enough snark fodder to stave-off Ambien’s incipient effects. Otherwise, I could be accused of doubling down on the sleep meds. Where was I? Ah yes, sex. If you can’t make ‘em laugh, at least give ‘em a stiffie . . ." ...
 

The Truth about Gun Sales: What Can We Gather?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Well, as an article recently published in Reuters pointed out, it depends on whom you ask." ...
 

WA earns low gun law score from Brady Campaign
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Evergreen State is hardly a fit place to live due to its apparently weak gun laws, which – along with neighboring Oregon – earned only a paltry 15 points out of a possible 100-point perfect score, according to the Brady Campaign’s 2011 State Scorecard rankings, now available here."

"Idaho and Montana get even lower grades from the Brady Camp ..." ...
 

After Bloomberg's latest antics, it's time to take the gloves off
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I will tolerate these idiots in silence no more."

"Perhaps it is a passage of time issue that eventually the curmudgeon gene emerges and takes hold in most men. I find the older I get the less patience I have with idiots. Nor do I have the desire to be tactful in expressing my views about them. I let it all hang out these days ... This is exactly the treatment you are about to be given on how I feel about billionaire Michael Bloomberg, the blooming idiot Mayor of New York City. For years now he has been mindlessly pontificating about how evil guns are and has even created a coalition of simpleminded mayors whose goal is to attack our gun rights."

"To make things worse, he has taken his zealotry to criminal levels. ..." ...
 

Creative Training Tip: Lose Some Blood
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I try to make it a point to donate blood as often as possible. I’m marrying an ICU nurse, so I get a second row seat to understanding how important it is to have blood in the system. Normally, I donate on my lunch break so that I can spend the afternoon in my climate controlled office building while taking in gallons of water, cookies, juice, and kudos from my coworkers . . ."

"With a day off on Monday (President’s Day), I decided to go donate and then head to the range. My range trip was bearable, but I certainly wasn’t on top of my game. My brain seemed to be running at half speed and my fine motor skills went to hell. It turns out being down a pint is an excellent training opportunity." ...
 

Class Review: KR Training – Defensive Pistol Skills
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"There’s something to be said for a group of instructors that embrace a rainy day. It figures that the one day that it rains in Austin is the day that I was headed out to KR Training for Defensive Pistol Skills. There’s also something to be said for instructors pointing out repeatedly that it might not be 70 and sunny the day you have to defend yourself. Better to practice for the worst and hope for the best. Rain or shine, I spent a solid five hours with the group at KR and came away completely impressed with their program . . ." ...
 

There is No Such Thing as an “80% Gun” Unless There Is
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The anonymous post on the 80 percent gun—a partially finished firearm that you can complete and NOT register with the feds—inspired a lot of comments and controversy. And no wonder. The federal regulations are as clear as mud. A firearm is a firearm if the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (and Really Big Fires) says it is. So manufacturers send their partially completed bits to the Firearms Technology Branch (FTB). The ATF’s FTB examines the work and says yes it is a firearm—and confiscates it. And won’t tell the gunmaker exactly why. Or they say no it isn’t. And won’t tell the non-gunmaker exactly why. Unless they do. And what they say doesn’t necessarily apply to anyone else. And I’m just getting warmed-up . . ." ...
 

MasterPiece Arms Announces the Protector II
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"MasterPiece Arms has released the new Protector II Pistol. The Protector pistols are pocket guns chambered in .380 ACP, the new Protector II has several upgrades that include a beavertail to eliminate slide bite and improve ergonomics." ...
 

Self Defense Tip: Don’t Pull the Trigger Unless You Have To
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"'I didn’t think I could handle this guy physically, so I fired into the ground,' Fleming told FoxNews.com. 'He stopped. He knew I was serious. I was angry … and I was worried that this guy was going to come after me.' That’s how Dennis Fleming describes what got him arrested after finding his home had been burglarized. Grabbing a gun, he went outside only to see Joseph Hebert climbing out his neighbor’s window. And that’s when . . ." ...
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Submitter's Notes: 1) No warning shots.
2) The police are not you friends.
3) Your lawyer is your friend.
4) Only talk to your friends.
 

Alexander Arms AR15 .50 Beowulf Review: “A Rifle Capable of Breaking Both Shoulders of a Moose”
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "If you have no prior knowledge of this weapon then let me put it this way. If you’re a fan of the AR platform, but want something more powerful than .223 – something that’s 'capable of breaking both shoulders of a moose' – you might want to consider the .50 Beowulf from Alexander Arms." ...
 

Beware the Magic Gun! (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"When perusing the internet, reading forum threads and blog comments around the subject of firearms for self-defense, there is a common theme. It appears that on any given day you could find approximately 30 to 50 percent of gun owners believe they either own or could buy a magic gun that will protect them from anything. A firearm that fulfills their self-defense needs that’s so awesome that the user doesn’t even need to train with it at the range. The magic gun almost always comes in the form of . . ." ...
 

The Sound of One Hand Shooting, Part Deux (video available)
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"I agree with Robert: in a real-world defensive gun use (DGU) we generally fight with the pistol one handed. One-handed shooting comes into play even more when moving or running. Believe me, when bullets start flying, I will be attempting to do both at the same time. That said, it doesn’t have to be a straight up choice between one- or two-handed . . ."

"In the video above, Mr. Phillips shows seamless transition between one-handed and two-handed shooting while on the move. ..." ...
 

Glock 19 vs. Glock 30SF
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I’ve been experimenting with a Bladetech 5.11 retention holster for our T&E (Testing and Evaluation) Gen4 Glock 19. When I told Eddie at AFS that I was carrying the Mass-compliant 10-round 9mm G19 in the new holster, he freaked me right the f' out. 'Robert do me a favor,' he said. 'Will all your guns to me. You’re gonna use the 19 and you’re gonna get yourself killed.' First, I was startled to hear that it’s only a matter of time before I use my gun to defend my life. Second, I thought it was all about shot placement. Nine millimeter vs. 45; is it really that big a deal? I called the rabbi. He went all empirical on me. 'Here’s what you do . . .'" ...
 

The Guns of Top Shot: Season 4 Episode 2 (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Palm Beach Shooting Center in Lake Worth, Florida, received a $550,000 loan backed by the Small Business Administration using funds from The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, also known as the 'Stimulus.'"

"News of this loan was reported by Broward Palm Beach New Times, which found the info in data compiled by the not-for-profit journalism website ProPublica." ...
 

New from LaserLyte: RTB-XD Top-Mounted Laser (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"LaserLyte’s announced their new-again RTB-XD top-mounted laser for Springfield XD and XDm pistols. Evidently planning to equip the entire polymer pistol world, the RTB-XD compliments LaserLyte’s RTB-GL model for Glocks. The RTB-XD will slide right into the rear sight dovetail on any XD variant gun. The best thing about a top-mounted laser: you don’t need a new holster. So you won’t have to toss out the rig(s) you already own just because you decided to trick out your pistol with a frickin’ laser beam. And the price is nice, too – $139 MSRP, which puts retail in the $110 range. Ish. Full press release after the jump . . ." ...
 

Praxis: Maverick 88 Fail-to-fire Fix.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I have long been a fan of the Mossberg 500 shotgun. Readers may recall that back in early January I had a perplexing, intermittent failure-to-fire problem with an almost-new Maverick 88 that I picked up for a song (probably because the owner knew that it had problems but didn't tell me). For the uninitiated, the Maverick 88 is a less costly to manufacture, simplified version of the Mossberg 500 shotgun. ..." ...

"That problem has now been solved. ..." ...
 

Gun Registration? The 80% Solution
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The following arrived in my inbox from a dedicated, anonymous, unidentified, stealthy, unnamed, uncredited, unknown, mysterious reader:"

"Federal law allows individuals to manufacture their own firearms. Not only is it fun and rewarding, but you don’t need a serial number on the completed gun. No one in government need know about your firearm; a fact that gives the project tremendous appeal to gun enthusiasts worried about Katrina-style confiscation. (Where do you think the authorities got the info to go after the guns?) The only caveats . . ." ...
 

Gun Review: CZ 75 B Limited Edition
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In 1949, SIG SAUER created the P210 semi-automatic pistol for the Swiss Army. Apart from production innovations, the P210 earned an enviable reputation for excellent recoil control. In terms of precision and reliability, the gun was the Glock of its day. In 1975, Ceska Zbrojovka released the CZ75. If you were feeling charitable, you could say the CZ’s slide-in-frame design echoes the SIG’s. More importantly, the CZ75 repeated the legendary SIG’s winning formula: a relatively heavy, heavy-duty sidearm that helps shooters place rapidly-fired bullets with unerring accuracy. With the success of their semi, CZ created a family of firearms ... The CZ 75 B is one of the best of the breed . . ." ...
 

Brady Campaign on Felipe Calderon's "No More Weapons!" Sign
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"Last week, Mexican President Felipe Calderon unveiled a giant billboard, made with three tons of crushed firearms used in drug violence and visible from the American side of the border, exclaiming, 'No More Weapons!' It was yet another plea to the United States to enact the strong gun laws desperately needed to stop the trafficking of guns from U.S. gun shops to Mexico. Perhaps states like California, New York and Massachusetts should consider erecting similar billboards in the southern and western states that feed gun trafficking here at home." ...
 

OR: Two homeless men shot in early morning drive-by in Southeast Portland
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"Two homeless men were shot this morning in what Portland police say was a random attack in Southeast Portland." ...

"The shots were fired from a black pickup truck. ..." ...

"Mayor Sam Adams this morning called the shooting a 'heinous awful gun crime' that highlights the need for tough gun control laws in Oregon."

"'Another session of the state legislature is coming to conclusion without any meaningful gun safety law reform and we have too many illegal guns in the city.'" ..."Two homeless men were shot this morning in what Portland police say was a random attack in Southeast Portland." ...

"The shots were fired from a black pickup truck. ..." ...

"Mayor Sam Adams this morning called the shooting a 'heinous awful gun crime' that highlights the need for tough gun control laws in Oregon."

"'Another session of the state legislature is coming to conclusion without any meaningful gun safety law reform and we have too many illegal guns in the city.'" ...
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Submitter's comment: What about tough pickup truck control laws? After all, there's got to be a vehicle to be a "drive-by shooting". What about punishing criminals, or allowing "homeless" to exercise their Constitutional Rights to self-defense?

KABA Note: And if the guns are already illegal, why do you need more laws, to make them doubleplusunlegal?
 

PA: Chester officials: Firearms bill undermines safety efforts
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A handgun control group called CeaseFirePA has blasted a proposed piece of legislation which would impose penalties against any city, township or jurisdiction that has adopted a local firearm ordinance."

"'I think this legislation is designed to actually punish us for trying to protect ourselves,' said Chester Mayor John Linder, a Democrat who took office in January."

"The city of Chester is one of 30 cities across the state that could be affected by the bill because it passed a lost or stolen gun reporting ordinance in August 2010." ...
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Submitter's Note: No Mr. Mayor the legislation is designed to punish you for violating the statewide preemption law by passing lpcal gun laws.
 

IA: Poll finds current gun rights satisfy majority of Iowans
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"A majority of Iowans — 57 percent — are satisfied with Iowa’s gun laws, according to The Des Moines Register’s latest Iowa Poll."

"Twenty-six percent think state gun laws should be more restrictive, double the 13 percent who want fewer restrictions."

"Gun-rights advocates say they think more people would want to eliminate restrictions if they were more aware of the issues involved." ...
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Submitter's Note: Poll finds current "separate but equal" segregation laws satisfy majority of Iowans wouldn't fly; neither should this headline.
The freedom to own and carry the weapon of your choice is a natural, fundamental, and inalienable human, individual, civil, and Constitutional right -- subject neither to the democratic process nor to arguments grounded in social utility. -- L. Neil Smith
 

If They Are Going To Call Us Insurrectionists, Might As Well Get The T-Shirt
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The gun prohibitionists love to characterize those of us who care about our Second Amendment rights as 'insurrectionists'. This is especially true of Ladd Everitt and Josh Horwitz of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (sic)."

"Frankly, if standing up for one's Constitutional rights makes one an "insurrectionist" then I wear their epithet proudly. So proudly in fact that I bought the T-shirt." ...
 

WA: SeaTac homeowner shoots would-be burglar
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... "The homeowner said he was sleeping just before 6 p.m. when he heard his doorbell ring. He ignored it, but moments later he heard what sounded like glass shattering."

"The man said he dialed 911 and grabbed a nearby gun before leaving his bedroom to investigate the noise."

"The man soon noticed that his sliding glass door had been broken and two men were standing in his house."

"He fired at least one shot, hitting one of the intruders in the head. The other man ran away." ...
 

Community fighting back after attack on popular trail
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"Police say they're relentlessly searching for the man who attacked a jogger on the Provo River Trail two weeks ago. Meanwhile, a Facebook-organized group is planning events on the trail to send the message: they won't be victims."

"... They were planning a candlelight vigil and 5K run to raise awareness of sexual assault."

"'If everyone in the community reached out and did something, even little things, to make Provo safer, the effect would be phenomenal,' said Christa Baxter Drake, the group's organizer."
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Submitter's note: Total mindless symbolism over substance. Fliers and vigils DON'T stop attackers.
 

Feds: Ohio animal-rights activist offered $850 for random fur-wearer to be killed
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"An Ohio woman who compared animal-welfare work to the liberation of World War II concentration camps has been charged with soliciting a hit man to fatally shoot or slit the throat of a random fur-wearer, federal authorities said." ...

"The affidavit says an FBI employee posing as a possible hit man later began email correspondence with Lowell, and she offered him $730 in jewelry or cash for the killing of a victim of at least 12 years but 'preferably 14 years old or older' outside a library near a playground in her hometown." [emphasis added] ...
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KABA Note: But who would need a gun at the library or on a playground?
 

Burglars in the bull’s eye; shootings by homeowners surge
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"Pacific Northwest burglars appear to be suddenly facing a bigger threat than barking dogs, alarms and police."

"In recent weeks, several burglars have been shot, and at least one man was killed by an armed Edmonds homeowner. Last night, another burglar took a bullet, and he is currently at Seattle's Harborview Medical Center with a lead-induced headache." ...
 

NH: Public sides heavily with Farmington man who fired gun to stop burglary suspect
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... "Several minutes after finding his home burglarized on Saturday, Fleming, 61, saw 27-year-old Joseph Hebert climbing out of his neighbor's window. In reaction, Fleming fired his handgun at the ground and used his weapon to keep Hebert in place until police arrived."

"To his surprise, not only was Hebert arrested for a felony burglary charge, but Fleming himself was charged later that day with felony-level reckless conduct, meaning he could face the same maximum jail sentence as the suspected burglar if convicted." ...
 

KS: Board of Regents against concealed carry changes
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"The Kansas Board of Regents has come out against proposed legislation that would allow Kansans to carry concealed weapon on college campuses, or spend millions of dollars in preventative security equipment."

"Exceptions have been made from House Bill No. 2353 for publicly owned hospitals and nursing homes, and the Board of Regents seeks another exemption for college and university campuses."

"'Efforts to maintain weapons-free campuses will cost millions of dollars and stifle the college atmosphere,' Ed McKechnie, Board of Regents chair, wrote in a letter to the editor." ...
 

CBS has new revelation in Zapata slaying, and Sen. Grassley is not happy
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"CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson is reporting that a Texas man named Manuel Barba has been sentenced for trafficking a firearm connected to the murder of Jaime Zapata, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent killed more than a year ago in a Mexican ambush."

"This obviously came as a surprise to Sen. Charles Grassley, who told this column via e-mail:"
""I've been asking for information from the departments of Justice and Homeland Security on the circumstances surrounding the murder of ICE Agent Zapata for almost a year, only to be met with resistance and more of the same stonewalling. ..." ...
 

Boehner allegations fast & furious, but also false
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"In recent days allegations have been made in a number of Internet publications that Speaker of the House John Boehner was somehow sabotaging the Fast and Furious probe. Any number of reasons were given for Speaker Boehner's opposition to the Oversight Committee investigation, all of which are false."

"When I first came across these allegations, I was confident they were not true. I have hunted with John Boehner; had in-depth discussions with John concerning our Second Amendment rights; studied his politics; and have a clear understanding of how he views our God-given right to keep and bear arms. ..." ...
 

Ammo.com Says Obama is "Greatest Gun Salesman in America"
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"During the recent Conservative Political Action Conference, NRA head Wayne LaPierre declared that President Obama's lack of gun laws in his first term was part of 'a massive Obama conspiracy' to pass gun laws during his second term."

"However, in a post published Tuesday by online ammunition supplier Ammo.com, the company hailed President Barack Obama was hailed as 'the greatest gun salesman in America.'" ...
 

SC: Lawmakers Push To Reinstate Gun Tax Holiday
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"Firearm enthusiasts might have something more to look forward to than sales at the mall this Black Friday if one Upstate lawmaker gets his way."

"Rep. Mike Pitts, R-Laurens, put a proviso in this year’s budget that would reinstate a three-day gun tax holiday the weekend after Thanksgiving. The holiday, called “Second Amendment Weekend” was introduced at the start of the recession in 2008 to encourage buying, but was cancelled last year because of the state’s shrinking budget." ...
 

IL: Gun registration plan strongly opposed in area
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"An old-time shoot-'em-up between Chicago and downstate representatives may be ahead in the Illinois General Assembly over a proposal to register and title all handguns — for $65 per weapon."

"Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants the legislation as a way to keep guns acquired elsewhere from being used in crimes inside Chicago. Gun owners in Chicago already must register their weapons with police, but there is no similar law for the rest of the state." ...
 

MN: Minnesota Senate to Vote on Gun Rights Bill this Thursday
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"The Minnesota Senate is scheduled to vote on House File 1467 this Thursday, February 23."

"HF 1467 has been one of the NRA’s top legislative priorities since its introduction last year and was recently passed in the Senate Finance Committee by a 10 to 5 vote. This important legislation, sponsored by state Senator Gretchen Hoffman (R-10) and state Representative Tony Cornish (R-24B), is expected to face a close vote and your support is needed if we want to pass important pro-gun reforms." ...
 

WV: Stopping the Destruction of Guns in West Virginia
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"Tomorrow, the state Senate Judiciary Committee is tentatively scheduled to hear Senate Bill 149. This hearing will be at 3 p.m. in Room 208W of the State Capitol."

"Introduced by state Senate Majority Leader John Unger (D-16), SB 149 would mandate police authorities return all seized firearms, not currently being held as evidence in a criminal investigation, to the lawful owner if able. If the lawful owner is not found or unable to take possession of the firearm, SB 149 would require these agencies to sell these firearms at a public auction to a licensed firearms dealer. Current West Virginia law allows for seized guns to be immediately destroyed." ...
 

AL: Bills to Protect Gun Rights of Employees in Alabama
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"The 2012 session of the Alabama Legislature is underway and two bills have been introduced that would further protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners in Alabama: Senate Bill 331 and House Bill 209. These NRA-drafted bills would prevent employers from discriminating and enforcing policies against the storage of lawfully-owned firearms in employees' locked private motor vehicles parked at work." ...
 

IL: More than 200 attend concealed carry event in Rockford
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"Women who log onto an Illinois State Police Web page will find they are advised to protect themselves with a “rat tail comb, keys, pens and pencils” against an assailant armed with a gun or knife."

"As a last resort, women are told put their fingers into their throats and to make themselves vomit, apparently to make themselves less attractive."

"'I find that demeaning and insulting,' said Valinda Rowe, IllinoisCarry.com spokeswoman."

"Rowe, the 2011 National Second Amendment Grassroots Activist of the Year and an NRA-certified firearms instructor, said 'I believe other women would prefer to carry a .38, .45 or 9 mm.'" ...
 

TN: Gov. Haslam expects passage of Tennessee guns in parking lots bill
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Gov. Bill Haslam says he expects lawmakers to pass a bill this year to force businesses to allow workers to store firearms in vehicles parked on company lots, though he doesn't expect the measure to be as broad as originally introduced in the Legislature."

"Haslam told reporters Wednesday that he's trying to work out a compromise between gun rights supporters and business groups."

"... 'This is one of those cases where you have property interests versus gun rights interests — both of which people in my party take very, very seriously.'" ...
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Submitter's Note: What's to balance? My property (car) is either allowed or isn't. What's inside my car, be it Bibles or bullets, is none of anyone else's business.
 

CA: Council Extends Moratorium on Home Gun Sales
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Gun and ammunition sales in residential areas of Pinole have been put on hold, as the city council approved a 90-day moratorium until details can addressed by the city planning commission."

"The council voted 4-1, with Councilman Phil Green dissenting, on Tuesday night to extend a prohibition on sales and to send the issue to the planning commission for deliberation."

"Police Chief John Hardester urged the moratorium, citing concerns such as the accessibility of firearms and ammunition by thieves." ...
 

TN: Business interests concerned by latest Tennessee gun bills
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Gun rights advocates made their case Tuesday before two committees in the Tennessee Legislature, turning up debate on a pair of bills that have become a concern for business interests."

"The [NRA] and pro-gun Tennessee residents ... said Senate Bill 3002/House Bill 3560 — which makes sure companies can’t prohibit employees from storing guns in their locked vehicles on employers’ property — ensures gun owners' rights ..."

"Companion legislation ... is important because it stops employers from taking other measures like separate parking lots or shifting their employment practices to keep gun owners at bay, advocates said."

"'It’s kind of discrimination, in a way,' said Heidi Keesling, a state liaison with the NRA." ...
 

MN: Proposal would create a loophole for criminals
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"I am a member of the NRA, and I support the right of citizens to defend themselves. I have also been a police officer for 23 years, and I have discussed the proposed Castle Doctrine law with dozens of working cops. I believe that it creates a loophole defense for murder." ...
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Submitter's Note: Yes, the loophole sometimes known as a presumption of innocence.
 

UT: House passes bill to limit disorderly conduct for open carry
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"A local lawmaker’s bill to limit the ability of local police to charge a person with disorderly conduct if they are openly carrying a weapon has passed the House." ...

"A number of legislators said the bill would put unnecessary limits on local police departments. Rep. Stephen Handy, R-Layton, voted against the measure because of worries that it would take a key mechanism from the quiver of law enforcement tools." ...
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H/t to David Codrea who notes Rep. Handy's A- rating from the NRA.
 

CT: Discrimination Claims in New London
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"On Tuesday night, the New London NAACP tackled recent claims of discrimination against its police and fire departments. The organization said it wants the Department of Justice to step in and investigate."

"Police video from October 2010 is why the NAACP has demanded that intervention. Lance Goode, who has a history of drug convictions, was arrested that night, but said New London Police Officer Roger Newton set him up, after claiming he threw drugs on the ground and kicked them under his car. Newton just resigned and state police are still investigating." ...
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SUBMITTER'S COMMENT: New London PD made the news back in the 90's by refusing to hire an applicant because his IQ was too high. Maybe it's time to rethink that policy.
 

CT: License Plate Scans Cause Concern -- Police say the cameras cut crime. Critics say they're a huge privacy concern.
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"Some police departments are scanning license plates of random drivers and keeping the data. It's raising privacy concerns and has prompted the A.C.L.U. of Connecticut to back new legislation to curtail the practice."

"The license plate readers are mounted on the back of patrol cars and they're used to find cars that have expired plates, cars that are stolen, and cars that are linked to crimes. They can pinpoint the specific time and location a car was in a specific area ..."

"The Capital Region Chiefs of Police Association has compiled a database of more than three million license plates ..."

"The A.C.L.U. of Connecticut calls it a major privacy concern for residents since the data is accessible to anyone who requests it." ...
 

NM: San Juan County missing out on NRA funds
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"There are thousands of gun enthusiasts in San Juan County, including 2,000 active members of the National Rifle Association."

"But when it comes to cashing in on money San Juan County second amendment supporters drum up, local organizations miss out, said Jeanie Otis, the chairwoman of the San Juan Friends of NRA."

"'People don't know about the grants,' said Kathy Kay, the assistant to the chairwoman 'It's money that's not getting used.'" ...
 

NJ: In NJ’s “Animal Farm” Some Gun Owners Are More Equal Than Others
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... "One of the worst kept secrets in the State is that ... because of the impossible to meet standard of 'justifiable need' in the [permit] statutes and the wholly subjective way in which this standard is defined, on a case by case basis by various Superior Court Judges; it is for all intents and purposes a practical impossibility for an average law abiding Citizen to ever meet such a standard."

"But, if you know the right people, you're famous, make the right donations to the right causes (political campaigns or candidates ) or you're a retired Police Officer or other Law Enforcement Official, for those 'Only Ones' acquiring a Carry Permit is all but assured." ...
 

FL: Florida Gun Shop and Shooting Range Receives $500K Stimulus Loan
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"The Palm Beach Shooting Center in Lake Worth, Florida, received a $550,000 loan backed by the Small Business Administration using funds from The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, also known as the 'Stimulus.'"

"News of this loan was reported by Broward Palm Beach New Times, which found the info in data compiled by the not-for-profit journalism website ProPublica." ...
 

IA: Neither strengthen nor weaken gun rights
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"The Second Amendment indeed guarantees the people to keep and bear arms. Then why do we allow governments, state and local, to circumvent the U.S. Constitution with all kinds of unnecessary red tape and expense to exercise our Second Amendment rights?" ...
 

OH: 5-Year-Old Ohio Boy Brings Gun to Day Care
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"A scare at a day care center in Ohio when a five-year-old brought a gun to the facility. Fortunately it was not loaded and no one was hurt."

"The Toledo Blade reports that the boy found the gun Monday in the grass at his apartment complex in West Toledo."

"Toledo police Sgt. Joe Heffernan said the boy told his mother about it but 'she failed to examine the gun.'"

"So the boy brought the gun to day care on Tuesday. He was showing it to friends, thinking it was a cigarette lighter ..." ...
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KABA Note: And if someone had been hurt or killed would the antis have blamed:
A) The parents for not teaching their kid gun safety?
B) The mother for not looking at the gun?
C) The (presumably) criminal who ditched the gun? Or
D) The gun?
 

CA: First indoor shooting range to open in city of Ventura
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"Though known for football prowess that took him to the sport's highest levels, Jacob Rogers grew up just as passionate about fishing and hunting."

"At 8, he got his hunting license and a Remington 1100 shotgun. He spent hours with his father searching the waters off Channel Islands or the mountains of Ojai for the perfect get."

"As Rogers pursued a football career ... his father, J.T., got his license to sell guns to relatives, friends and co-workers."

"When Rogers moved home in early 2010, he and his father took things a step further by opening a full gun shop, Island View Enterprises in Ventura. The business will expand next month to include the city's first shooting range. ..." ...
 

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