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Bloomberg group used heroin-abusing actor Hoffman in anti-gun video
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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"Note: This article was written before news of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's death was announced. The timing of it with the news of his death is purely coincidental. Once published, it was removed and slightly rewritten to accommodate that news by removing recommendations for his future actions. I made the decision to not remove it entirely in deference to this morning's news with the understanding that this will nonetheless upset some." ...
 

Random Thoughts About Super Bowl Terrorism and Guns
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"There are a number of books about a terrorist attack on the Super Bowl. Tom Clancy’s The Sum of All Fears and Thomas Harris’ Black Sunday are the most famous. In some ways, these books are reassuring. What could anyone do to stop a bomb plot? You know, anyone other than the heroic anti-terrorists in America’s (and Israel’s) employ. Best to pay your taxes, enjoy the game and trust Uncle Sam to keep you safe. That kind of passive, fatalistic mindset suits terrorists and gun grabbers alike. The former because it’s easier to annihilate people without situational awareness. The latter because it’s easier to disarm civilians if they think the government will keep them safe. Of course . . ." ...
 

Sneaky Talking Points About Gun Control
Submitted by: Robert Morse
Website: http://slowfacts.wordpress.com

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"I’d like to thank my friends at the NSA for letting me see these text intercepts. Here is an unintended advantage of universal surveillance. Note that the gun grabbers will try to steal your words before they try to steal your guns." ...
"Dear Congressman, I had a thought after your wonderful party in Georgetown. Let’s not debate gun confiscation any longer. ..."

"Dear Mrs. Rich, thank you for your suggestion and I take your point. We’ll call them weapons. ... Only a right wing extremist would object to taking weapons from criminals. Thank you again for your suggestion and your generous donation." ...
 

Lesson to be learned from Mexico
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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... "The newest development is the Mexican government announced on Jan. 27 that these 'self-defense' groups, no longer called vigilantes, would now be integrated into units called Rural Defense Corps, at least temporarily. Suddenly, also on Jan. 27, the arrest of the Knights Templar cartel leader Dionicio Loya Plancarte, known as El Tio (The Uncle), was announced."

"Articles on what is going on are hard to find, especially in the U.S. press. Most info I have seen is from BBC news and YouTube. It is interesting to see a 'fed up with crime' armed population take their towns back from criminals." ...
 

Shooting the GLOCK 42 (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Dirk Diggler and I put the GLOCK 42 through its paces yesterday at On Target in Valley Park, Missouri. Long story short: it’s a mixed bag. While generally very soft-shooting, Gaston’s littlest gun seems to be fairly particular about the ammo it eats. Personal defense rounds ran through it, in the words of General Patton, like crap through a goose. On the other hand, heavier, hotter ammo was, well, more problematic. We confirmed Hickok45′s experience with Buffalo Bore 100gr. +P. That snappy-shooting stuff tends to lock the slide back. ..."
 

SIG/Sauer 1911 BOGO! – Buy One .45, Get One .22 Free
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"SIG Sauer wants to move some metal in the next few months, and they’re resorting to used car salesman tactics to do it. But in a good way. No, really! After the manner of Lexus dealers handing out little Scion econoboxes with the purchase of a loaded Lexus luxury SUV, SIG will toss an extra 1911-22 in the box if you purchase one of the .45 ACP 1911s shown above . . ."

"Full-power SIG 1911s generally run between $900 and $1500. And not all of them will qualify for a free .22 practice gun, just those on this list:" ...
 

O…M…G
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Every now and then, even those of us who make our living with words are rendered speechless. I offer you the press release:" ...
 

Anti-gun activists denounce ABC's 'The View' for featuring Dana Loesch (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"TheBlaze TV’s Dana Loesch is scheduled to appear as a guest host on ABC's The View Monday, to the dismay of many in the anti-Second Amendment crowd, who have been attacking the popular women's talk show through social media."

"As reported by Anthony Martin of the Examiner, Loesch criticized ABC’s 'Young Guns' for portraying child fatalities due to accidental shootings as an 'epidemic' despite statistics ..."

"Loesch said in part,"
"'I mean if we’re going to be afraid of things, let’s be afraid of that which actually exists in reality, not some pistol boogeyman born of a gun phobia.'" ...
 

Responsibilities of the Right to Bear Arms
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Protected by the Second Amendment to the Constitution, the right to keep and bear arms is legal across the United States. As with all rights, it comes with a set of responsibilities and legal obligations that vary across the country according to local, state and federal law."

"The Second Amendment is part of the Constitution of the United States, the framework of American government and law. However, the right to keep and bear arms is shaped by a number of federal laws, as well as the individual laws of the several states and even individual municipalities. As a result, while the right to keep and bear arms is recognized in principle and protected across the nation, interpretations of what that means vary from state to state." ...
 

Bill Maher jokes conservatives should have mass shooting at the CMAs
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Mass shootings are not something to joke about, unless you’re Bill Maher."

"The openly liberal Real Time with Bill Maher host took conservative support for the Second Amendment to a new extreme Friday night when he insinuated that conservatives are pro-mass shooting."

"'Now that liberals have forwarded their agenda by inserting a mass gay wedding into the Grammys, conservatives must match them tit-for-tat by having a mass shooting at the Country Music Awards,' Maher said." ...
 

Moms Demand Action Bully ABC to Keep Pro-Gun Voice Off ‘The View’
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Dana Loesch works for TheBlazeTV. She’s about as pro-gun as it gets. So when news got out that she’d be co-hosting daytime gabfest The View this week on ABC’s nationally syndicated network, the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex collectively wigged out and started pulling every trick in the book to try and keep her off the air. It’s a strategy we’ve seen used before to try and keep our own Robert Farago off CNN, actually. Better to silence someone with whom you disagree than engaging in honest and open debate. And now they’re at it again . . ." ...
 

Why are gun grabbers so violent? Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence legislator in jail for beating his girlfriend
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"How embarrassing. A Massachusetts low-information legislator is now appearing at the Bay State’s capitol building in handcuffs to testify at hearings."

"Who is this Democrat state representative and why is he in cuffs?"

"His name is Carlos Henriquez."

"He’s in cuffs following his conviction for beating the snot out of his then-girlfriend in July 2012."

"Democrat inmate lawmaker Rep. Carlos Henriquez is steadfastly refusing to resign his seat ..." ...

"The irony is extra rich as he had the audacity to appear at a Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence event late last year, while his trial was pending following his July 2012 arrest on the domestic violence charge."
 

Gun debate: Is price of an armed America a more dangerous America?
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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... "This time, police later said, both men pulled out their weapons. When Mr. Webster began approaching, Mr. Ingram raised his gun, as did Webster. Two shots rang out simultaneously, and both men fell. Webster died almost instantly, Ingram less than a month later."

"That 'Deadwood'-style neighborhood gunfight is one of 555 examples compiled by advocates of gun control detailing how the mere presence of legal guns can turn mundane moments into tragedies – sobering rebuttals against the estimated tens[sic] of thousands of times a year Americans brandish guns in self-defense to thwart crimes in progress." ...
 

Negroes And The Gun: A G&P Conversation With The Author
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"A professor of law and author of 'Negroes And The Gun' told Guns & Patriots his newly released book describes the mostly undocumented historical account of blacks bearing arms."

"'I grew up in rural West Virginia. Everybody I knew had guns,' said Nicholas J. Johnson a professor of law at Fordham University ... In a score of scholarly articles Johnson has been covering the Second Amendment topic for the past 20 years."

"'The book is an extension of my scholarships,' said the Harvard Law School graduate."

"Historically blacks were targeted for gun control, he said. 'It is explicit as early as 1680 in Colonial America.'"

"Similar targeted gun control was implemented in post-Civil War Black Codes ..." ...
 

Progressives Who Oppose Gun Control
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"I’ve always been curious how American progressives got on the anti-civil liberties side of gun control. It strikes me as a grave strategic error. I have written elsewhere about the extreme difficulty liberals and progressives face in engaging the working class. I have also been highly critical of their tendency to get sucked into 'lifestyle' campaigns (anti-smoking, anti-obesity, vegeterianism, etc.), owing to the strong class antagonism this engenders in blue collar voters." ...
 

The pro-gun ad too controversial for the Super Bowl (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"A spat between gun-maker Daniel Defense and the National Football League is over this pro-gun ad you won’t see during this year’s Super Bowl."

"It features a Marine Corps veteran going through his daily life with his family and child."

"'It’s been a long road getting here, and a lot has changed since I got back,' he says. 'I am responsible for their protection, and no one has the right to tell me how to defend them.'"

"'So I’ve chosen the most effective tool for the job.'" ...
 

The NRA Throws a Flag on the NFL’s Bad Call (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"We still think Marty Daniel’s Super Bowl ad submission was a crazy-good bit of gonzo marketing. As in he had to know that the NFL would sooner air a NAMBLA recruitment commercial than a spot advocating armed self defense by a company that specializes in turning out scary black rifles. ..."
 

OH: Homeowner Opens Fire on Two Robbery Suspects, Saves Roommate (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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... "Fortunately, upon arriving at the home, another resident, who was sleeping, senses something was wrong. That resident confronted the suspects as they got to the front door and opened fire."

"The suspects, realizing they were now facing an armed citizen, fled the scene. The armed citizen tried to chase down the suspects, and during the chase more rounds may have been fired." ...
 

2nd Amendment Supporters Pick Next Target
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"The U.S. Supreme Court repeatedly has sided with defenders of the Second Amendment, ruling that the Constitution protects an individual’s right to bear arms and that states cannot unreasonably restrict that right."

"There’s also a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court considering whether or not states can limit the right to self-defense to a citizen’s private home."

"Now, in a related move, U.S senators have proposed a law to establish that the right to bear arms cannot be restricted by political boundaries. The bill would establish that a permit to carry a concealed weapon in one state is valid in all states that allow concealed-carry." ...
 

Arizona legislators join Florida in effort to virtually nullify all federal gun laws
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"The campaign to stop federal violations of the Second Amendment at the state and local level got two big boosts late last week with the introduction of the Second Amendment Preservation Act in Arizona and an important endorsement for a similar bill pending in Florida."

"Along with eight other sponsors, Arizona state Senator Kelli Ward introduced the Second Amendment Preservation Act in the Grand Canyon State. SB1294 prohibits the state from enforcing 'any federal act, law, order, rule or regulation that relates to a personal firearm, firearm accessory or ammunition within the limits of this state.'" ...
 

MN: Make yourself heard at Tuesday’s caucuses
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"If you are concerned with defending your ability to protect your family, your party’s precinct caucus Tuesday is your first and best chance this political season to make yourself heard."

"My message to those who identify as members of the Republican, Independence, Libertarian and, especially, Constitution parties is, God bless you; attend and work on your other issues. Because your parties support the Second Amendment as a matter of course, I urge you to also ensure that support is maintained and reinforced." ...
 

OK: Gun rights, abortion, marijuana top Okla. issues
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"How Oklahoma lawmakers will appropriate the state's scarce tax dollars is expected to top discussion during the 2014 Oklahoma Legislature."

"But social issues such as gun rights, abortion and legalizing marijuana are also expected to stir debate, even as the state defends lawsuits that challenge social issue legislation passed by lawmakers in previous years." ...

"Several measures supporters say will strengthen Oklahomans' right to carry firearms under the Second Amendment have been filed in the House and Senate. A measure authored by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, would allow citizens to carry firearms without a license." ...
 

IN: Carmel proposal could open gun rights vs. safety debate
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"When she was a little girl growing up in Parke County, Melissa Wrightsman had a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun. She learned to shoot it. Now, she and her husband, Richard, are 'real' gun owners — they sometimes practice at a shooting range and they go to gun shows."

"They don’t shoot their weapons near their home and don’t think it’s safe for others to shoot in the neighborhood — even with air guns, BB or pellet guns."

"After Wrightsman contacted Carmel City Councilor Eric Seidensticker about the issue last year, he worked with the city’s legal department to draft an ordinance change adding those kinds of guns to Carmel’s firearms ordinance. It will be discussed for the first time at 6 p.m. Thursday ..." ...
 

SC: York County leaders tout new law to allow guns in bars
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Local legislators who favor allowing people with concealed weapons permits to carry guns into restaurants and bars say the law would not create a danger because it applies to law-abiding citizens."

"The state General Assembly last month passed a law that allows anyone with a concealed weapons permit to carry firearms into restaurants and bars. Establishments have the right to forbid weapons by posting signs. Also, any permit holder with a gun would not be allowed to drink alcohol in an establishment." ...
 

IL: Medical Marijuana Users in Illinois to Forfeit Right to Bear Arms
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Illinois is allowing patients with over 41 medical conditions, including cancer and AIDS to legally smoke pot, but a new plan proposed by state officials Tuesday will require them to give up their Second Amendment rights – the right to own a gun. They will also be fingerprinted, have a background check run on them, and pay $150 a year for the right to smoke up."

"The Illinois Department of Public Health will take public comments about the proposed measure until February 7th, at which time they will be submitted to a legislative panel for approval by the end of April. From there, the rules to govern medical use of marijuana in the state will be outlined and put forth legally for residents to follow." ...
 

CO: Gun debate heats up Monday over Colorado bill to repeal background-check law
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Victor Head, a plumber from Pueblo, will testify at the Capitol Monday that the background-check law for all gun sales has made him and his family criminals."

"Head will be urging lawmakers, specifically the three Democrats on the Senate State Affairs committee, to repeal the background check law passed in 2013."

"'I don't think anyone has any real delusions that it will actually pass and get a full repeal,' Head said. 'What we'd like to do is at least let it out of committee and hear what our representatives and senators feel about it. See if their minds have changed, if the summer has swayed their opinion.'" ...
 

FL: After failed vote, Cape Coral gun supporters recalibrate
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"From a failed vote to a rallying cry to reconsider, a group of residents don’t want to see one Cape Coral resolution die even after council shot it down."

"It’s opened up a constitutional quandary. Discussed a week ago at length, its sole purpose is to reaffirm city support of the Second Amendment: the right to bear arms." ...
 

SC: SC politicians’ guns blazing this election season
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"State voters would be hard-pressed to find a South Carolina politician who does not support gunrights, but the candidates are showing just how much they love them this election year."

"Gov. Nikki Haley posted a photo on Facebook of the Beretta handgun she received as a Christmas present from her husband. A Democratic operative responded by posting photos on Twitter of her challenger, Vincent Sheheen, with a shotgun." ...
 

OH: Unconcealed allegiance
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"It has been more than a year since the Sandy Hook shooting, and Ohio’s Republican-led legislature is still pushing for ways to make guns more available. ..."

"Last week, the House Judiciary Committee held a third hearing on a bill that would ... allow a person to carry a concealed handgun without a license ... then claim he or she was in an occupation or circumstance that justified the weapon for defensive purposes."

"John Gilchrist, the legislative counsel for the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, registered his organization’s objections, rightly viewing the bill’s provision as 'another first step toward repealing the whole licensing process.'" ...
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Submitter's Note: John you say that like it is a bad thing!
 

CO: Colorado Constitutional Carry Considered
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Two Colorado legislators, Jared Wright (R-Fruita) and Chris Holbert (R-Parker) have introduced HB1041. The measure would remove the requirement to obtain a permit from the state in order to possess concealed weapons. The same restrictions that now apply to concealed carry permit holders would also apply to people who would be eligible for the permit. The permit system would be retained for those who want a permit for purposes of reciprocity with other states." ...
 

NY: SAFE?Act foes target Robertson
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"This is an open letter to Martha Robertson:"

"As residents, voters, and gun owners of the 23rd Congressional District, we feel strongly about the time-honored tradition of hunting, sportsmanship and the right to keep and bear arms."

"Each time we exercise our Second Amendment rights we do so under the protection of the United States Constitution."

"Our Constitution secures and defends our rights as law-abiding citizens."

"Unfortunately, one year ago New York state imposed the unconcstitutional SAFE Act, whic attacks our SecondAmendment freedoms." ...
 

UT: Firearms bills scarce in Utah Legislature this year
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"All is quiet on the western front in regards to firearms this legislative session."

"A year removed from a controversial gun bill that Gov. Gary Herbert vetoed, there is no indication any lawmaker plans to run any major legislation dealing with Second Amendment during the 2014 legislative session." ...
 

NRA Takes Aim at the Federal Courts: NRA v. BATFE and NRA v. McCraw
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Do 18 year olds have a constitutional right to buy a handgun from a Federal dealer? Not according to Congress. (NRA v. BATFE) To carry a handgun in public? Not according to the Texas legislature. (NRA v. McCraw)" ...

"In challenging these, the NRA is aiming not just at the ATF, or at Texas law, or even at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that decided against it in both cases. Its target is all Federal courts who, it declares, are 'engaged in massive judicial resistance to implementing this Court’s Second Amendment decisions....' And, 'This case [BATFE] presents a prime example of this de facto rejection of Heller and McDonald by lower courts."" ...
 

Conn. 'assault weapon' court ruling admits their 'common use,' doesn't care
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"As National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea reported Friday, ... Judge Alfred V. Covello upheld Connecticut's draconian 'assault weapon' ban, in what gun rights advocates involved describe as 'only the first battle in a multi-year legal war.' Interestingly, Covello acknowledges that the law is an assault on the rights of gun owners--and he doesn't care."

"The Hartford Courant reports that much of the debate revolved around whether or not the law bans firearms and magazines that are 'in common use.' This is significant because in the Supreme Court's District of Columbia v. Heller decision, the Washington D.C.'s outright ban on handguns was unconstitutional because such guns are 'in common use' for lawful purposes." ...
 

And The War on the Second Amendment Continues
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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... "To the modern layman, 'shall not be infringed' seems quite explicit, but that didn’t keep a federal judge in Connecticut from ruling that a law that clearly runs counter to the purpose and intent of the Second Amendment was nonetheless 'constitutional.'" ...

"Judge Covello held that though variants of the AR-15 are 'in common use' (which is a matter of fact, not opinion: AR-variants are the most common centerfire rifle sold in the United States), Connecticut’s ownership and sales ban is justified because of the government’s goal of 'reducing violence.'"

"Put in the bluntest possible terms, Covello simply ignored the purpose, context, history, and intent of the Second Amendment ..." ...
 

Mere Presence Of Gun Prompts No-Knock Raid
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Texas law-enforcement officers conducted a no-knock raid as if a firearm in the home 'could somehow load itself, disengage its own safety, open the door, and begin to fire at the police,' according to a brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court."

"Attorneys with William Olson P.C. and the the United States Justice Foundation submitted the friend-of-the-court brief this week in a case brought on behalf of John Quinn."

"... [Quinn's] son was absent, and police records reveal they knew that fact when officers broke into Quinn’s home in a no-knock, SWAT-team style forced entry."

The state admits the raid was based 'solely on the suspicion that there were legally owned firearms in the household.'" ...
 

NY: Video shows officer striking man in bar
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"A cellphone video taken during a melee between bar patrons and police early Saturday shows a Troy police officer using a baton to hit a man multiple times when he was already on the ground."

"The video, which was posted to YouTube, shows the man being held against the bar by an officer in one instance and then falling to his knees while being hit in the back with a baton. Another police officer comes over to hold the man down as the first officer continues to hit the man with the baton." ...
 

TX: Another Bogus Open Carry "Disorderly Conduct" Arrest
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"Michael Keoughan was exercising his right to bear arms in Texas last Wednesday (22 January). He is part of a Texas group of second amendment supporters that demonstrate that the second amendment means something by legally carrying rifles slung across their back. They openly state that they are educating people about their rights under the Texas and Federal Constitutions."

"Before the Civil War (or War Between the States), Texas had a strong right tokeep and bear arms clause in its constitution. After the Confederacy lost the war, the reconstruction government created a new Texas constitution. The new Texas constitution had a 'soviet style' right to keep and bear arms. ..." ...
 

DC: DC police officer arrested on theft charge
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"District of Columbia police say an officer who worked in the evidence control branch has been charged with theft."

"Police said Friday that Rodney Williams, who has been with the department since 1990, was arrested while on duty Thursday. He faces a charge of second-degree theft." ...
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H/t to David Codrea who notes: These are the same "Only Ones" who won't trust us with an expended shotgun shell.
 

GA: Roadside violation: Drivers, passengers say police searched inside underpants (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Officers are supposed to pull drivers over for traffic violations, but a Channel 2 Action News investigation found traffic stops leading to a violation of another kind."

"Driver after driver told investigative reporter Jodie Fleischer officers searched inside their pants while they were stopped for minor traffic violations. In several cases, the invasive searches targeted passengers who were riding in the car."

"'He was like, 'Just unbuckle all your clothes,' and put his hands down inside my pants,' said Terry Phillips."

"Forest Park police had pulled over Phillips' wife for a suspended registration." ...
 

OK: Muskogee Police Officer Arrested For Kidnapping, Sexual Assault
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Officials have confirmed to News On 6 that a longtime Muskogee police officer has been arrested on a slew of felony complaints which include kidnapping and sexual assault."

"Mark Ridley, 39, was arrested early Thursday morning by Muskogee County deputies."

"Ridley is to be arraigned at 3 p.m. for kidnapping, sexual assault, assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony." ...
 

CA: Students in California Being Asked About Parent’s and Friend’s Gun Ownership During Sports Physicals
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"We’ve certainly seen this before – doctors, usually pediatricians, asking about gun ownership during routine physicals and checkups."

"One of our readers sent us a photo of part of a form that was associated with a physical to play sports given to their child."

"The form, in question 12, asks, 'Do you, your parents, or any of your friends have a gun?'" ...
 

AZ: Arizona Concealed Carry Statistics Revealed
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"'These numbers reflect all transactions and the current status of permits, since the inception of the CCW program in Arizona on September 8, 1994,' azdps.gov's website informs above concealed carry stats revealed today. 'Please note, these numbers do not reflect changes, such as a permit that was suspended and later reinstated.' Regardless, we're looking at 212k permits in a state with some six million legal residents. Not a bad tally, both in absolute numbers and as a percentage of the total population. Then again, we are talking about a state bordering on Mexico, where drug cartel violence spills over like salsa out of a broken, overstuffed taco shell. ..." ...
 

IN: James' column belonged with Big Brother story
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... "One last question: How is selling the turned-in guns to legal gun owners increasing the number out there? Seems to me the numbers stay the same; just the owners change!"
 

IA: King raises 'Red Dawn' specter of tyranny in America
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"The urgency in Congressman Steve King’s words sent me searching for a 1984 movie I hadn’t seen since, well, 1984 — on VHS."

"If what the Kiron Republican insisted in Orange City the other night is not mere campaign clutter but skin-shivering clairvoyance, we need to be locked and loaded, our eyes trained to the horizon for intruders ..."

"The reason we have guns isn’t for mere hobby, the hunting of deer, or even to protect ourselves on the streets of Carroll where the most dangerous thing most people do in a day is leave the popcorn unattended in the microwave. We need guns, goes King’s reasoning, so we can collectively function as an ad hoc militia against potential tyrants." ...
 

FL: Home on the (gun) range
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"Let’s see a show of hands of all you folks out there who would like a neighbor to set up a shooting range in his back yard and start firing away at any time of the day or night."

"... don’t see a lot of raised hands out there. Guess that has to do with the noise. Or the inconvenience. Or the potential for danger and the risk of errant shots coming over the fence into adjoining properties."

"Or maybe it’s just the sheer craziness of it — the very idea of free-lance, do-it-yourself shooting ranges in residential areas."

"But, hey, this is Florida. We’re just crazy about guns around these parts. The latest revelation about ... DIY shooting ranges on private property, regardless of location, serves to prove the point. ..." ...
 

TX: Open carry supporters don rifles at rally
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"Some North Texans want the legal right to carry both long guns and handguns out in the open. Open Carry Tarrant County held a peaceful demonstration in Keller this morning. The group organized the rally to show their support for the Second Amendment."

"'We see a problem with gun rights, they're very far away from what the Constitution originally intended for the Second Amendment, and so we are trying to further gun rights in Texas,' said Kory Watkins. 'We are one of six states that don't allow open carry for modern day handguns, and we want that,' he said." ...
 

CO: Colorado’s new gun control laws proving difficult to enforce
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"Colorado’s new gun laws limiting the size of ammunition magazines and requiring background checks aren’t resulting in a rash of criminal charges."

"In fact, in at least one Colorado county, the new laws haven’t resulted in a single case. The Colorado State Patrol also said it wasn’t aware of its troopers citing anyone for violations."

"'I’m not surprised, based upon the way the laws were written,” Larimer County District Attorney Cliff Riedel told the Fort Collins Coloradoan. 'The ability to prove the required elements is very difficult.'" ...
 

Mexican Standoff in the South as Revolution Simmers (video available)
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"The report above is entirely misleading. The Mexican military controls the town of Apatzingan. Mexican revolutionaries (a.k.a., self-defense groups or vigilantes) control the countryside. So it’s not the Knights Templar drug cartel vs. government troops protecting the locals. It’s the Knights Templar allied with government troops vs. inhabitants. To regain control of the region from the locals, the Government has pacified the drug thugs – by secret agreement – and called for the revolutionaries to register their members and arms. So far, only eight out of twenty such groups have cooperated. Allegedly. The Government plans to bide their time, withdraw quietly and let the drug thugs exact retributions as and when. ..." ...
 

OR: Police: Gunman shoved gun in waistband, shot himself in testicles
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"A man police said is responsible for a shooting in a downtown parking lot ran from the scene, but shot himself in the testicles as he shoved the gun into his waistband Tuesday night." ...
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KABA Note: Let the Darwin jokes begin . . .
 

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