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Obama Lied to Gun Owners, Says CCRKBA; Attack Plan Revealed by Holder
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama deliberately and repeatedly lied to America's 90 million gun owners across the country when he insisted that he would not try to take away anyone's firearms, the [CCRKBA] said today."

"CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, reacting to yesterday's remarks by Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder that the president will seek to reinstate the ban on semi-automatic firearms, said Obama 'knew he was lying to the nation because his own Web site touted his plan to revive the gun ban and make it permanent.'"

"'We warned America that Obama's 'support' for the Second Amendment was empty rhetoric,' he stated, 'and now Holder's disclosure has confirmed it. Obama was lying, and now gun rights may be dying.'" ...
 

Attention NRA Weenies: You remember that precious 'political capital' you refused to spend on the Holder fight?
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"You'd better go rob a bank for the 'capital' necessary for this one. Oh, yeah, and how's that Heller decision working out? You stupid putzes." ...

"'Oh,' squealed the NRA wussies in falsetto alarm, 'but Heller will protect us! Protect us, O Heller, from the big bad collectivist wolf!' To which Antonin Scalia has already responded: ...
 

For some in US, guns are a way of life
Submitted by: jgh
Website: http://secondamendmentfreedom.blogspot.com/

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... "'To a segment of the United States, access to a gun is a way of life,' said Mark Tushnet, a Harvard Law School professor who has written a book about the gun debate."

"Reasons for that go as far back as America's western frontier culture of the 19th century and before — the right to bear arms is, after all, guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution ... The gun tradition stretches through to today's rural America, where some people still rely on hunting to eat, and even suburbia, where some have fond memories of growing up hunting with relatives."

"For such people, 'to be an American means having access to guns. And just as they want to teach their kids about American sports, they want to teach them about guns,' Tushnet said." ...
 

I Told You So
Submitted by: TranssylvaniaPhoenix
Website: http://transsylvaniaphoenix.blogspot.com

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"Obama to Seek New Assault Weapons Ban says the new A.G. Eric Holder."

"Some say we will take up our guns and defend our rights. Good luck with that; those who will oppose the new gun ban will be painted by the media as crazed gunslingers, gun loons, people who want children to die of accidental gunshot wounds, cop killer type maniacs; in other words we will be chastised and declared an unacceptable risk to society. Armed revolt or not, in the end we still lose." ...
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KABA Note: During the American Revolution, about 3% of the population actively fought against the British. According to the FBI, "In 2004, ... law enforcement agencies employed 675,734 sworn officers". According to WikiAnswers, there are about 52 million 'gun households' in the country.

52 million households x 2.59 people per household x .75 (25% of the population is children[.pdf]) = 101 million adult gun owners.
101 million x .03 = about 3,000,000.
There are four of us for each of them. Who's gonna lose?
 

Stephen Halbrook with CNN's Lou Dobbs on Gun Control (video)
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
Website: http://www.rpa-pac.org

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Stephen Halbrook, Independent Institute Research Fellow and author of the book, The Founders' Second Amendment, is interviewed by Lou Dobbs on CNN regarding gun control and the Obama administration.
 

Semi-Automatic Rifle Ban Would Reduce Jobs, Not Crime
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Responding to Attorney General Eric Holder's comment yesterday that the Obama Administration will attempt to reinstate a ban against semi-automatic rifles, the [NSSF] reminded Congress and all Americans that such a ban would cause jobs to be lost in a difficult economy, have no effect on reducing crime and would deprive millions of law-abiding sportsmen and gun owners of their Constitutional right to own the firearm of their choice." ...

"'The problem of criminals breaking the law to acquire firearms and illegally smuggling them across the border is not remedied by legislation that would violate the rights of Americans to own semi-automatic firearms,' said Steve Sanetti, president of NSSF..." ...
 

Russian Armament Industry Only Inches From Bankrupcy
Submitted by: TranssylvaniaPhoenix
Website: http://transsylvaniaphoenix.blogspot.com

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"Not sure if it's good news or bad."

"If you shoot the relatively cheap Wolf or Barnaul ammo this could be bad."

"If you don't trust Russians (and I don't), this could be good."

"Anyway, one thing is for sure: if the Russkies want to jump start their dying firearms and ammunition industry, the best thing they can do is to elect Obama as President next time around."
"One third of Russian armament manufacturers are almost bankrupt and the industry is trying to obtain financial credit from Western banks as the loans from Russian banks are too expensive."

"'Only 36% of the firearms and military equipment can be considered as being financially stable while 30% are close to go belly up' says Russian Technologies CEO Serghei Cemezov. ..." ...
 

Always room for one more gun in cabinet
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
Website: http://www.rpa-pac.org

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"I think — and my wife agrees — it may be time for me to check myself in to Guns Anonymous. Hopefully, it will have some type of program for a guy like me who can't stop buying, trading and selling firearms."

"Earlier in February, I was out cruising the local gun shops, something I routinely do at least once a month. I was out there 'just looking' for nothing in particular, as usual."

"On this particular day, I was wandering the aisles of new and used guns ... and one in particular caught my eye. It was a pretty little 28-gauge Charles Daly Superior II semi-auto shotgun with an extended choke tube. Aesthetically, it was perfect to my eyes, and on top of that, it was a nice rabbit gun. ..." ...
 

U.S. Is Arms Bazaar for Mexican Cartels
Submitted by: Capt Wm McCoy
Website: http://godgunsfreespeech.blogspot.com

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"The Mexican agents who moved in on a safe house full of drug dealers last May were not prepared for the fire power that greeted them."

"When the shooting was over, eight agents were dead. Among the guns the police recovered was an assault rifle traced back across the border to a dingy gun store here called X-Caliber Guns."

"Now, the owner, George Iknadosian, will go on trial on charges he sold hundreds of weapons, mostly AK-47 rifles, to smugglers ... The guns helped fuel the gang warfare in which more than 6,000 Mexicans died last year." ...
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KABA Note: But according to AG Holder and the State Department: "Some recent Mexican army and police confrontations with drug cartels have resembled small-unit combat, with cartels employing automatic weapons and grenades". Are these items that George sold?
 

FL: Tampa store owner surprises robbers by pulling gun
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
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"Mohammed Abu Sayed was wiping Lotto-card scratchings from the counter of his Friendly Meat and Grocery when two men in ski masks and hoodies dashed through the front door."

"One pointed a revolver to Sayed's head as the other headed to the cooler for a six pack."

"'They told me, 'Give me money! Don't move!' Sayed recalled Thursday as he stood in the bullet-resistant enclosure of his store, a 9mm pistol tucked in his pants, his feet planted, his fingers pointing. 'I move. Very quick I move.'"

"It was the fourth attempted robbery of Sayed's convenience store since it opened in May. This time, he was ready."

"Sayed, 49, grabbed a .32-caliber pistol, crouched and aimed. The robbers fled, firing behind them as they ran." ...
 

We don't do what we're told
Submitted by: Daniel White
Website: http://www.OhioCCW.org

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"Ever since we started school we've been taught to do what we're told. Don't run in the halls, don't talk out of turn, sit up straight, spit out that gum, stay in your seat until the bell rings, etc. This socialization continues into adulthood as governments from local to state to federal tell us how we're supposed to live our lives and how we're supposed to behave." ...

"That's why those people don't like those of us who carry guns for self defense. We're not doing what we're told. ... It's not that they really think we're the source of crime or that we're all just one bad day away from climbing a bell tower, it's that we are a threat to their power." ...
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Submitter's Note: The problem with gun owners is that we don't play the game the way those who wish to rule us want.
 

Coming Soon: 'Assault Weapons' Ban 2?
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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"Perhaps most gun owners, realizing what apathy and excuse-making have bought them, haven't got much to turn to besides denial. Besides--they won't come for our sporting arms.

"Yet.

"Hang on. This ride is going to get bumpy."
 

Obama is assembling a 'gun grabber dream team'
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Attorney General Eric Holder, the man who argued that the Second Amendment does not protect a fundamental individual civil right."

"Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who was point man on gun control issues during the Clinton Administration."

"Hillary Rodham Clinton, former United States senator and now Secretary of State, who championed gun control as First Lady." ...

"To a devoted gun rights advocate, this lineup is like the cast of a nightmare. To Barack Obama, it may be the dream team to push his gun control agenda. Disclosed Feb. 25 by Holder, this agenda includes revival of the ban on so-called 'assault weapons,' ratcheting down on a mythical 'gun show loophole,' and a ban on 'cop-killer bullets' (whatever they are)." ...
 

Ambitious gun rights agenda introduced in North Carolina
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"While gun rights advocates nationwide assume a defensive stance in response to the election of Barack Obama and the stranglehold on Congress by Democrats, some state legislators and state-level groups like Grass Roots North Carolina are out of the foxholes and fighting for legislation to enhance lawful self-defense."

"Within the last week, no fewer than five pro-gun bills have been introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly thanks to pro-Second Amendment legislators like Representatives Mark Hilton, George Cleveland, Justin Burr, Jim Gulley, Tim Moore, Fred Steen, and Laura Wiley; and Senator Andrew Brock. More gun legislation can be expected to be introduced prior to the bill introduction deadlines ..." ...
 

The book burning will continue 'till public safety improves!
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Religious, social, and political conflict since the middle ages thru today has resulted in periodic episodes of 'book burning' to settle cultural scores or wipe out traces of civilization. Civilized people reject book burning."

"And while burning books ... is not acceptable by civil society in the United States today, unfortunately the same cannot be said for guns ..."

"Case in point – Delegate Kristen Amundson (D – Alexandria) who ranted on February 15, 2009 about Delegate Mark Cole's 'gawdawful' bill to require localities conducting so called 'gun buybacks' ..." ...
 

The idiocy of 'smart guns'
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"One of the fondest wishes of the forcible citizen disarmament lobby is a legal mandate that all guns (or at least all handguns) for private citizens be fitted with so-called "smart gun" technology. At this point, such technology has not yet even been developed, but that was not enough to stop New Jersey from passing a law requiring the use of such technology whenever it does become available. ..." ...

"Interestingly, one exception to New Jersey's 'smart gun' requirement ... will be police officers' guns. That seems a little odd, when one considers that although it is quite rare for people to be shot with their own guns, after being disarmed by a criminal, when it does happen, police are among the most likely victims ..." ...
 

Senate votes to ease DC gun restrictions
Submitted by: Paul

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"District of Columbia residents would have far greater access to firearms, including semiautomatic weapons, under a measure the Senate approved Thursday."

"The 62-36 vote was a victory for the pro-gun lobby which has waged a lengthy battle against the tough antigun laws imposed by the district on its residents." ...

"The district, said Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., the sponsor of the measure 'has attempted to subvert what the Supreme Court did by putting very burdensome types of laws to make it more and more difficult for district residents to own a gun to be able to protect themselves in their own homes.'" ...
 

In turnaround, Gillibrand backs key gun-control issue
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand made her turnaround on a key gun-control issue official this week: She signed a letter seeking repeal of the NRA-backed Tiahrt Amendments, even though she sought to make them permanent just last June."

"The letter, made public yesterday, asks Attorney General Eric Holder for his support for the repeal of Tiahrt, an appropriations bill amendment that since 2003 has restricted use of federal gun-trace data."

"The letter was written and circulated by Gillibrand's most outspoken critic: Rep. Carolyn McCarthy ..."

"Gillibrand acknowledged backing Tiahrt's repeal by signing the letter, an aide said, but denied making a 180-degree turn on the measure. Gillibrand said instead that Tiahrt needs to be 'fixed.'" ...
 

Holder Revives Talk Of An Assault Weapons Ban
Submitted by: Trapper

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"Attorney General Eric Holder was busy announcing the capture of more than 50 alleged members of the notorious Sinaloa Cartel yesterday when he unwittingly stepped into a larger debate about gun control."

"Responding to a reporter's question on weapons' regulations, Holder said, 'Well, as President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons. I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum.'"

"Holder refused to speculate when legislation would move forward. ..."

"Gun rights groups seized on the comments." ...
 

Pelosi tosses cold water on assault-weapon ban
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
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"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tossed cold water on the prospect of reinstating the assault weapons ban, highlighting Democrats' reluctance to take on gun issues."

"Attorney General Eric Holder raised the prospect Wednesday that the administration would push to bring back the ban. But Pelosi (D-Calif.) indicated on Thursday that he never talked to her. The Speaker gave a flat 'no' when asked if she had talked to administration officials about the ban."

"'On that score, I think we need to enforce the laws we have right now,' Pelosi said at her weekly news conference. 'I think it's clear the Bush administration didn’t do that.'" ...
 

Harry Reid Trying to Block Two Great Pro-Gun Amendments
Submitted by: Opposing Views
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"Senator John Ensign of Nevada offered his amendment to repeal D.C.'s draconian gun ban today."

"But Senators John Thune of South Dakota and David Vitter of Louisiana have also stepped up to the plate. They filed an amendment that would result in REAL national concealed carry reciprocity -- without adversely affecting no-permit states like Alaska and Vermont."

"So now the battle lines are drawn! By the end of the week, the Senate will vote on whether to rule these two pro-gun amendments out of order."

"The vote could come on a so-called 'cloture' motion to cut off debate (and thus kill the Ensign and Thune/Vitter amendments). ..." ...
 

Ga. senators take on D.C. guns
Submitted by: jgh
Website: http://secondamendmentfreedom.blogspot.com/

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"An economic meltdown, global warming, two wars and a new administration may be important stuff, but for Georgia's congressional delegation, so is the right to have a gun."

"Republican Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson on Wednesday co-sponsored legislation that would give residents of the District of Columbia the right to possess handguns for the first time in more than 30 years." ...

"Isakson and Chambliss’ legislation is attached to a bill that would give the district its first voting seat in the House. The Senate passed the voting bill Tuesday."

"The right to have a pistol in Washington is simply a basic constitutional right, Chambliss said." ...
 

Support of Ensign Amendment is Vital to Ending D.C. Gun Ban
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"An amendment to repeal the onerous gun ban in the District of Columbia will likely come to the floor of the Senate this week."

"Senator John Ensign (R-NV) plans to file the amendment to the so-called D.C. Voting Rights Act."

"After the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Heller striking down Washington's gun ban as unconstitutional, the city council passed a gun control law that was almost as restrictive as the old one."

"To simply possess a firearm in the nation's Capitol City, a resident must:"

"* Take a five hour training course"

"* Re-register any firearms every three years"

"* Undergo an invasive background check every six years" ...
 

IL: House panel approves measure making it tougher to buy handguns
Submitted by: jgh
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"Nearly 10 years after former Northwestern University basketball coach Ricky Byrdsong was shot and killed in Skokie, his widow championed legislation aimed at making handguns harder to buy."

"The proposal pushed by Sherialyn Byrdsong would require background checks of people buying a handgun privately from another individual. The background check and transaction would be performed by a licensed firearm dealer."

"The legislation's purpose is to stop sales like the one made to Ricky Byrdsong’s killer, Benjamin Smith, a white supremacist who went on a 1999 multi-state rampage that left two dead and injured nine ..." ...
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KABA Note: This is the same Benjamin Smith who, under a Clinton administration policy, was not pursued for the felony he committed when he tried to buy a gun through a licensed dealer, leaving him free to purchase one privately.
 

People Respond to Incentives: Law Enforcement and No-Knock Raids
Submitted by: motoboy

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"Radley Balko has gained some notoriety around the blogosphere for documenting rights violations by police departments conducting military-style drug raids under cover of night. Today, he offered one of the best blog post titles ever:"

"Tearful Atlanta Cops Express Remorse for Shooting 92-Year-Old Kathryn Johnston, Leaving Her to Bleed to Death in Her Own Home While They Planted Drugs in Her Basement, Then Threatening an Informant So He Would Lie to Cover it All Up"

"This is an atrocity that we should learn from. ... No-knock raids, killings, and coverups are predictable responses to the incentives provided by the drug war. ..." ...
 

IL: Police officer accused trumping up DUI charges
Submitted by: jgh
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"When James Dean Jr. left a North Side police station after his arrest for driving on a suspended license in February 2007, he thought the day’s problems were behind him."

"A sergeant at the Town Hall police station near Wrigley Field warned him not to drive again ..."

"Dean asked if he could get his coat from his car and the sergeant said yes ..."

"Dean got into his car and Officer Richard Fiorito ordered him to move it ... When Dean complied, the officer switched on the emergency lights on his squad car and pulled over Dean, arresting him for making an illegal U-turn, driving on a suspended license and driving under the influence, according to a lawsuit Dean filed Tuesday in federal court accusing Fiorito of framing him." ...
 

Sector Snap: Pistol makers up since Obama election
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Website: http://www.rpa-pac.org

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"The election of President Obama and a Democratically controlled Congress has been a boon to U.S. handgun makers, with sales of one pistol manufacturer climbing enough that an analyst Wednesday upgraded its stock to 'Strong Buy' from 'Accumulate.'"

"CL King & Assoc. analyst Jim Barrett upgraded shares of Sturm, Ruger & Co. after the Southport, Conn.-based company reported its firearm revenue soared 81 percent in the fourth quarter."

"'We are raising our rating, recognizing that sales are benefiting from what is clearly a one-time surge in gun sales due to the arrival of the new Democratic administration,' Barrett said." ...
 

Gun Sales Skyrocket. Obamafear?
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"For the moment, it’s good to be in gun sales. Demand is up almost across the board and your share price is on the rise. Why? Some fear President Obama could swoop down at any moment and swallow the best tactical stuff in your inventory. Anthony Mirhaydari of MSN Moneycentral reports that gun buffs across the nation are stocking up on various rifles and pistols - even assault weapons."

"Assault weapons? Yes. The ban on their sale expired in 2004, but President Obama is considering reinstituting the old ban. According to Mirhaydari, the president’s main concern is the flow of the weapons south of the border and into the hands of Mexican drug cartels." ...
 

NC: NRA gives $1,000 to Gastonia Police for safety vests
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"Gastonia Police officers will be more visible while out in traffic thanks to a grant from the National Rifle Association."

"NRA awarded $1,000 to the Gastonia Police department to buy traffic safety vests, according to a release. The funds will provide an estimated 58 officers with vests. Gastonia Police will pay the rest of the money to equip all of its 170 officers with vests."

"Gaston County Sheriff Alan Cloninger, who is also a member of the National Rifle Association, presented the award to Gastonia Police Chief Tim Adams Feb. 17."

"'We are appreciative of the funding opportunity that the NRA has granted,' Adams said in the release." ...
 

NH: Exeter resident takes concealed carry fight to N.H. Supreme Court
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"A year after he was denied a license to carry a concealed weapon ... Dan Garand is taking his case to the state Supreme Court. His hired gun is attorney Penny Dean, a Second Amendment specialist, NRA-certified shooting instructor ... and graduate of the 'Lethal Force Institute.'"

"'If you can lawfully own a gun, you should be issued a license to carry,' said Dean, who hopes to convince the state's highest court that appeals of gun license denials should be heard in superior courts." ...

"... Dean said the police chief's response [to Dan's application] contained 'numerous, exaggerated, and outrageous allegations,' including that her client had been under investigation for several serious crimes and had committed crimes as a juvenile." ...
 

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