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"Sunset Provision"
Submitted by: Mike Vanderboegh
Website: http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com

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"The Orlando Sentinel has once again demanded our disarmament. Here is what they have to say."

"'A renewed federal assault- weapons ban is long overdue'"

"'An erstwhile federal ban on assault weapons made lots of sense. Allowing it to lapse, as Congress did in 2004, didn't. ... all that Congress has to do is write it back into U.S. law. Oh, yes, with one exception. Don't write in a sunset provision this time.'" ...

"Don't worry. The only 'mindless mistake' made will be yours if you pass another AWB. We'll write the 'sunset provision' this time. It will look like the photo above of the 'sunset provision' on the Third Reich. ..." ...
 

Literacy test for gun ownership a threat to civil rights
Submitted by: jghilty

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"From the late 1890s through the mid-1960s, African-American citizens in the Deep South were systematically and egregiously denied their voting rights through the administration of so-called 'literacy tests.'"

"It took an act of Congress and some Supreme Court rulings to abolish this despicable form of bigotry. But apparently history is lost on Congressman Bobby L. Rush ..."

"Astonishingly, this black congressman has introduced a gun control measure that would, among other things, require potential gun owners to first apply for a firearm license and before that license would be issued, they would have to present 'a certificate attesting to the completion . . . of a written firearms examination.'" ...
 

The New Prohibition Era of Guns Under Obama
Submitted by: jghilty

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... "Given America's drift, and now run, from the libertarian principles of our founders, many individuals fear additional prohibitions. For example, on November 6th, the NYT wrote of a substantial surge in gun sales as buyers become 'concerned that an Obama administration will curtail their right to bear arms.' ...

"... A December poll by Southwick Associates found that 80 percent of shooters expect the new administration to make the purchase of firearms more difficult." ...

"Some academic friends attribute this to the paranoia of gun owners. But sometimes people really are out to control or constrain you. And advocacy groups such as the NRA have strong incentives to generate concern." ...
 

The right to keep and bear arms is the cornerstone of our freedom
Submitted by: Rick Schwartz
Website: http://hubpages.com/hub/Around-the-World-with-20-International-BBQ-Recipes-Part-3

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"The constant erosion of our right to keep and bear arms as defined by the Second Amendment of the Constitution is something that threatens our future freedom and liberty. Every citizen should be alarmed by this attack on this right that our founding fathers were wise enough to add to the Constitution. Even if you do not own a firearm and never plan to, you should still be concerned with the history of legislation that has been passed in recent years that severely restricts our rights as stated in the Second Amendment."

"The Second Amendment clearly states our rights and is not subject to interpretation. Any law passed that infringes on these rights is unconstitutional. ..." ...
 

What's So Hard to Understand About the Right to Bear Arms?
Submitted by: Larry

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... "When Mohandas Gandhi can be quoted in favor of an armed citizenry, I’d reckon the issue should be closed, once and for all, but of course, it’s probably not. This essay is my attempt to put another log on that fire. " ...

"For the record, I think the Constitution is a fine document; however, one absolute fact about the Constitution should preclude any such discussion for our purposes here. That fact is: the portion of the U.S. Constitution referred to as The Bill of Rights is an exposition, not a bestowal. Whatever 'well-organized militia' meant to someone in 1776 or to anyone this week is irrelevant since the clause is explaining what exists already, not what the document provides to a lucky citizen. ..." ...
 

The Moon Is Down
Submitted by: Anonymous

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... "The Moon Is Down was written by John Steinbeck in between Pearl Harbor and the fall of Bataan. It was a dark, dark time. No one could know then how the war would end. The candle of western civilization was guttering in the wind and within one stiff breeze of going out."

"The Moon Is Down was John Steinbeck's first attempt at war propaganda, yet he wrote better and deeper than the average wartime efforts of other writers. Far better. The work was an instant best-seller. In time it was turned into a play, then within a year, into a movie starring Cedric Hardwicke, Henry Travers and Lee J. Cobb. Forty years later, John Milius used it as the basis for his 1984 movie, Red Dawn." ...
 

New Hampsire Declares State Supremacy
Submitted by: clell

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... "Seems that those doggone Constitutionalists up in New Hampshire are pulling Washington's chain again with a piece of legislation called HRC 6. Basically, the New Hampshire bill would tell the federal government to take a hike on matters where power has not been given to the feds." ...

"VI. Further infringements on the right to keep and bear arms including prohibitions of type or quantity of arms or ammunition; and"

"That should any such act of Congress become law or Executive Order or Judicial Order be put into force, all powers previously delegated to the United States of America by the Constitution for the United States shall revert to the several States individually. ..." ...
 

Ted Nugent may run for NRA presidency
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Native Michigan rock and roller Ted Nugent may be poised for a campaign to become president of the National Rifle Association. An avid hunter and gun rights enthusiast, Nugent has been a member of the NRA’s Board of Directors since 1995." ...
 

Praxis: A Plan of Instruction Template from The Trainer, Part One
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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Folks,

From The Trainer we have the following template of a POI, Plan of Instruction. This POI (and the man who prepared it) is no sh-t real. He runs a real group and has a lifetime of experience at the tasks he describes. He is not, to use the Texan phrase, "all hat and no cattle."

As the POI is a bit long, I'm going to break it up into parts, this being part one. If you have any questions, feel free to post them. Be respectful. He could teach a few things to Charlie Quintard.

Mike
III ...
 

Praxis: Crawling
Submitted by: Anonymous

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... "Civilian Indigenous Personnel in the United States have an aversion to crawling on their stomachs or hands and knees. Cultural indoctrination has had a terrible toll on true stealthy movement. The movies and television shows demonstrate actors with scripted martial expertise in equipment choices and skills running silently with no gear jingle or rattle, humping chest rigs full of 30 round magazines, drop leg holsters, and many, many pouches rigged on their load bearing vests in the front. Granted, during urban close quarters operations, or 'MOUT' (Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain), this may have some merit, but when preparing for any eventuality, one must set his equipment up and learn to be stealthy in all of those eventualities." ...
 

Statement Of Paul Helmke On Confirmation Of Eric Holder
Submitted by: jghilty

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"In response to the confirmation of Eric H. Holder, Jr., as Attorney General of the United States by the U.S. Senate, Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement:"

"'Eric Holder has been a long-time supporter of strong Brady criminal background checks to stop prohibited purchasers from buying guns, as well as other common sense gun measures to keep dangerous weapons from dangerous people. As Deputy Attorney General, he worked on many proposals to help protect our families and communities from gun criminals, using a coordinated approach that included both prevention and enforcement. America is fortunate now to have him as chief law enforcement officer.'" ...
 

Brady Campaign State Scorecards: Most Scores Remain Low Despite Renewed Push for Stronger Gun Laws
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Most states have weak or non-existent gun laws that help feed the illegal gun market, allow the sale of guns without Brady background checks and put families and children at risk, according to the Brady Campaign ... But more and more states are pushing legislation to strengthen their gun laws. The organization's 2008 state scorecards, which rate each state on the strength of its gun laws, are being released today for all 50 states."

"'Once again, the scores for most states are abysmal. Most people don't realize how few laws we have on the books restricting easy access to guns. As a result, we continue to make it too easy for dangerous people to get dangerous weapons,' says Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign. ..." ...
 

OK: Oklahoma Ranks Last In Gun Law Survey
Submitted by: jghilty

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"An organization ranks Oklahoma last in its rankings of states with weak gun laws, saying the state's laws 'help feed the illegal gun market, allow the sale of guns without background checks and put children at risk'."

"That's according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. The organization's latest scorecard ranks Oklahoma tied for last place among all 50 states, earning just two points out of a possible 100." ...

"Oklahoma tied with Louisiana and Kentucky for last place. California ranked tops in the nation in preventing gun violence, scoring a 79." ...
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KABA Note: Oklahoma has a 'gun homicide' rate of 3.01 per 100,000, California's rate is 4.82 per 100,000. Who is better at "preventing gun violence"?
 

DE: Delaware's gun law scorecard
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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FULL TEXT BELOW:

The Brady campaign says Delaware needs to do more when it comes to gun laws.

The Brady Campaign based in Washington DC, says Delaware scored 22 points on their latest scorecard, showing the need for improvement in itss[sic] gun control laws.

Delaware came in 11th in the nation showcasing how bad some other states are in the land such as Kentucky and Louisiana who each scored a 2 on the 2008 state scorecards.

For Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign, the answer has to come from all of us.

California scored the highest with 79 points showing, according to the Brady Campaign, the entire nation has a way to go on gun control.
 

WV: Brady Campaign gives W.Va. low marks for gun control
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"A gun control group is giving West Virginia low marks for its lack of laws dealing with the purchase and use of the weapons."

"The Brady Campaign on Wednesday gave the state just 4 points out of a possible 100. ..."

"The campaign said West Virginia received low scores because of last year's enactment of a law that allows residents to use deadly force against a perceived threat"

"West Virginia scored zero points for promoting child safety, controlling the trafficking of guns, straightening background checks and banning military-style assault weapons."

"Brady Campaign President Paul Helmke says West Virginia's elected officials have done little to promote common sense gun laws."
 

VA: Here's to safer gun laws
Submitted by: jghilty

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"It's winter in Virginia. Time for the age-old 'close the gun show loophole' dance. For those not passionately attached to one side of this debate, it's when the General Assembly gears up and fights the annual battle."

"On one side of the argument are those arging that closing the 'loophole' ends the ability for a private dealer[sic] at a gun show to sell you a weapon without reams of paperwork and a background check to determine if you are a felon or an otherwise nefarious character."

"On the other side of the argument are the folks who feel that making private sales of weapons more complicated puts citizens on the precipice of losing their national right to bear arms." ...
 

'A new day' for Eric Holder; for you, it’s back to '92
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "As National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea has extensively documented, it isn’t possible to get much more hostile to the Second Amendment than Holder. In fact, both constitutional lawyer Stephen Halbrook and Holder himself pointed out during confirmation hearings that he recently filed a brief in the case of Heller v. DC advocating the position that the Second Amendment does not reinforce an individual right to keep and bear arms."

"When questioned by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), 'Do you accept and understand that the Second Amendment recognizes an individual right to bear arms', Holder dodged: 'I understand that the Supreme Court has spoken.'" ...
 

Sheila Dixon's prestidigitation
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://waronguns.blogspot.com

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"What a brilliant illusion. Surrounded by police, she creates a solid-looking mirage of standing on the side of law and order. And by centering her act on the emotionally charged issue of guns in the community, she keeps the audience's rapt attention focused right where she wants it--and away from where she does not.

"That way, little things like skipping her arraignment on the charges of 'theft, perjury and misconduct' can be overlooked, because look what good she is doing protecting us from guns!"
 

They're coming for the children
Submitted by: Daniel White
Website: http://www.OhioCCW.org

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"Starting in the 1870's, some 'enterprising' members of the U.S. government came up with a solution to the Native American 'problem': try to turn their children against their culture." ...

"This is the same kind of logic used today by those who wish to force their ideals upon society by going after young children. The idea is to shape their minds while they are young and turn them against the values of their parents."

"This is the real reason why you don't see gun safety training in the schools, despite ample evidence that such programs would reduce gun accidents. The last thing they want is to create a new generation of Americans who want to fight for freedoms The Powers That Be want taken away." ...
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Submitter's Note: If they can't take gun rights from us, they'll try taking them from our kids.
 

Answering the Los Angeles Times' Dana Parsons
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In a piece dated today, Dana Parsons of the Los Angeles Times [Looking down the barrel of the argument over guns] addressed 80 million adults. The argument, Mr. Parsons, is not over guns, not even close. It would be like arguing with you over the Freedom Of The Press and headlining it as an argument over ink. You miss the entire point. It is not about the iron, it is about freezing the citizen out of the most fundamental burden of all, protection of self and loved ones. This is a burden which cannot be transferred. It cannot be taken over by policy nor by police. No one can take your place as the first line of defense in time of violent crime." ...
 

'Imagining gun control in America': Why the idea is imaginary, Part I
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"On Monday, I made a very brief, passing reference to Fordham University Law School Professor Nicholas J. Johnson's 'Imagining Gun Control in America: Understanding the Remainder Problem' ... Some folks for whom I have a great deal of respect suggested to me that a more detailed look was in order. It's a pretty hefty bit of scholarship, and as such is probably a bit beyond my ability to analyze as well as it deserves, but it does raise some points I'd like to take a look at, so I'll give it a shot (no pun intended)."

"The article works from the premise that the desirable end is strict 'gun control' (a term I generally avoid, in light of my view that 'citizen disarmament' describes the real agenda much more accurately). ..." ...
 

Brady campaign to prevent democracy? (Part 3)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In the first two parts of this article we examined how the Brady Campaign manipulated election data in order to falsely claim that the 2008 election was a win for gun control. Part 3 examines the real definition of what Brady considers 'sensible gun laws.'"

"Since Brady seems to think that the 2001 gun ownership data is so important to their claims that gun control 'won' the 2008 election (see part 2), it seems appropriate to explain exactly what this survey data means, when correlated with Brady's evaluation of how well states are doing in enacting 'common sense gun laws.'"

"For many years, the Brady Campaign has released an annual 'report card,' grading each state on its level of 'sensible' gun laws. ..." ...
 

Virginia Senate passes restaurant carry, rejects private gun sales ban
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"This week brought good news for Virginia gun owners."

"Yesterday the Virginia Senate passed SB 1035 ... to repeal the hated restaurant ban. A matching bill, HB 1821 ... is pending action by the House of Delegates. Meanwhile New Mexico's House Business & Industry Committee unanimously recommended a bill to decriminalize gun carry in many or most restaurants serving alcohol, and a similar bill will be also considered by the Tennessee legislature this year. [See previous report.]"

"And today the Virginia Senate rejected SB 1257 patroned by Senator Henry Marsh (D – Richmond) and amended by Senator Creigh Deed (D – Bath County) to ban most private sales of guns at gun shows. ..." ...
 

Personality Spotlight: Judd Gregg
Submitted by: jghilty

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U.S. Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., Tuesday was introduced as President Barack Obama's choice to head the Commerce Department.

Gregg, a former New Hampshire governor, is the ranking minority member of the Senate Budget Committee, as well a member of the Senate committees on Appropriations and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions." ...

"However, Gregg supports a moderate position on social issues. ..."

"He ... has a mixed record on gun control, the [Wikipedia.org] said. He voted against the Brady Bill, but in recent years has voted for trigger control locks on firearms and in favor of the ban on assault weapons." ...
 

WI: Gibbs backs gun rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"You've heard a lot about Steve Gibbs' legal qualifications to be Chippewa County judge, but what you may not know is his strong commitment to our Second Amendment rights."

"If you are a sportsman, you should know what Steve has done and is doing to protect your rights as an attorney."

"For years Steve has worked tirelessly as a hunter's education and firearms instructor to help ensure that our next generation of hunters is our safest yet. He has also successfully worked to protect shooting ranges from the anti-hunting crowd that wants to shut them down."

"Gibbs doesn't just talk about Second Amendment rights - he has taken action time after time to protect them for us. ..." ...
 

VA: Electronic Training for Concealed Handgun?
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"The Virginia Senate Committee for Courts of Justice moved forward a bill that allows an applicant for a concealed handgun permit to demonstrate competency with the weapon by taking an online, video or electronic course as long as it is taught by a state-certified or [NRA]-certified firearms instructor."

"In order to get a concealed handgun permit, Virginia residents are currently required to complete a hunting course or a firearms training and safety course with a [NRA] or criminal justice-trained instructor. Exceptions to this rule include people who can prove they are currently in the military, were honorably discharged from the military, participate in competitive rifle events ... or previously had a concealed handgun permit." ...
 

VA: Va. Senate Kills 'Gun Show Loophole' Bill
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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The state senate has voted once more to kill a bill that would have closed Virginia's so called "gun show loophole." Senators rejected the bill Wednesday by a 19 to 21 vote.

The measure would have required background checks for most firearms purchases, including ones between private individuals.

Supporters are disappointed. One bill supporter, Lori Haas, said, "For them to ignore the pleas of the citizens of Virginia on this issue is unconscionable."

Senators voted the bill down on Tuesday, but later decided to renegotiate and give the measure one more try.

Gun rights advocates lobbied against the bill saying it encroached on Second Amendment rights.
 

VA: Hanger, Obenshain Vote For Concealed Weapons
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"A bill to allow concealed-weapon permit holders to carry guns into restaurants under certain conditions passed the Senate on Tuesday." ...

"The bill goes to the House of Delegates and must be signed by Gov. Timothy M. Kaine to become law."

"Hanger said the bill is important to add consistency to existing law."

"Right now, he said, Virginians are allowed to have a concealed-weapons permit for firearms for their personal protection. His bill would allow those people to carry a weapon for their protection in restaurants that serve alcohol, he said."

"The bill, however, prohibits a person who carries a concealed handgun into a restaurant or club from consuming an alcoholic beverage while on the premises." ...
 

NJ: Harsher penalties for unlicensed guns in New Jersey
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"Gun control legislation ... was signed into law yesterday by NJ governor Jon Corzine."

"The new law imposes more jail time and a significantly increased fine for those caught possessing an unlicensed machine gun or assault firearm in New Jersey. The law raises the penalty from third-degree to second-degree crime for anyone carrying an unlicensed gun."

"'This legislation was designed to deter the unlawful possession of guns which may be used in serious crimes,' said Ramos today ... 'Too often, we are reading about our young people who are involved in senseless acts of violence. We must do everything in our power to show those who illegally peddle guns in our neighborhoods that the penalties will continue to grow more severe for such activity.'" ...
 

AR: Guns allowed on AR church premises
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A bill that allows churches to decide whether concealed handguns should be allowed on church premises is approved by the arkansas legislative panel.

The House Judiciary Committee endorsed the bill despite many concerns.

Some church members felt the legislation would place a burden on churches that decide not to allow concealed guns inside sanctuaries.

Under current state law, any place that bans the guns must post a sign that says so.

The bill now goes to the full House.
 

NY: The Sportsman’s World: More wrong headed thinking
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"There is something about legislators, especially Democratic legislators, that can be predicted by even the least astute among us normal folks."

"As soon as the session opens, there is always a rush to offer some new anti-gun legislation. Why don't those ding-dong ninnies talk about things that are really important, especially with the kind of times we are now in. We need more gun control laws and regulations the way a dog needs more fleas."

"Obviously those buffoons down in Albany haven't learned a thing after being rebuffed in numerous previous sessions. The same old useless bills with a new number and maybe a slightly different wording (and maybe not) get vomited onto the Assembly and Senate floors." ...
 

NY: Gillibrand Is a Gal to Nearly Gush Over
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"I am only human after all. I have sworn to uphold the basic creed of my profession by maintaining a healthy skepticism, often going as far as suspicion, of all elected officials."

"I, however, am writing this now to admit I fail in the case of Kirsten Gillibrand, the new junior U.S. senator for New York, with whom I share the upstate-downstate, New York identity."

"I have followed her closely for a few years now because she represented the mountainous northern district where I vote and own a cabin. There the political sensibilities are shaped by forever-wild forests, crystal-clear lakes, mining, timber, hunting and winning Olympic winter sports teams." ...
 

PA: Court rules guns allowed in parks
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"Have gun, will travel ... in municipal parks."

"The issue of a section of Pennsylvania law came up for debate at a Lower Salford Parks Board meeting last month, and it brings to light how the law may affect other municipalities in the area."

"The regulation in question states 'no county, municipality or township may in any manner regulate the lawful ownership, possession, transfer or transportation of firearms, ammunition or ammunition components when carried or transported for purposes not prohibited by the laws of this commonwealth.'"

"The law ... says that anyone who is not prohibited from owning a firearm in the state can carry a handgun in public, no license required, and the gun must be visibly displayed ..." ...
 

Marines Buy Guns from Colt
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"West Hartford-based Colt Defense LLC has received a $9.49 million firm five-year contract for gun parts, according to the latest contract listings on the Defense Department’s Web site."

"The contract is for 18,000 gun barrels and front assemblies, 13,600 hand guards, 7,100 heavy barrel assemblies, 22,000 receivers and cartridges, and 200,000 extractor spring assemblies, according to the listing."

"All work is to be done at the West Hartford plant, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 28, 2012, according to the Defense Department. The Tank and Automotive Command Rock Island, in Illinois, is the contracting base. The deal announced Monday is Colt's second major Defense Department contract in fewer than two months." ...
 

OH: Help Buckeye Firearms stop Cleveland's abuse of law-abiding gun owners
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Fresh on the heels of a poll naming Cleveland the second least-desirable U.S. city to live in, Mayor Jackson appears determined to make a run at the top spot as Cleveland continues to be the only municipality in Ohio illegally enforcing local firearm laws. The victims? Cleveland's own taxpayers." ...

"... Damon never faced criminal charges ... [but] had to fight to get police to return the gun he used to defend himself ..."

"Some months after ... Damon ... was a passenger in a motor vehicle subjected to a traffic stop. Damon complied with all areas of state law ... Despite ... [this] Cleveland charged Damon, who has a valid Ohio Concealed Handgun License, with carrying an unregistered handgun." ...
 

MD: Dixon keeping focus on city
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"Mayor Sheila Dixon joined a police task force visiting the homes of gun offenders in Baltimore yesterday, a demonstration that she was focusing on her job hours after the first hearing on the criminal charges she faces." ...

"Dixon spent part of the day with police working to keep guns off the streets. The city's gun offender registry requires adults convicted of gun offenses in Baltimore to register their address and report to police every six months. Police visit homes to verify addresses and connect offenders with social services." ...

"... a grand jury indicted Dixon on 12 counts of theft, perjury, fraud and misconduct in office. She is the city's first female mayor and first to face criminal charges while in office." ...
 

MD: City police sued over strip search
Submitted by: Larry

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"A Baltimore man filed a $210 million civil lawsuit yesterday against the city Police Department, a former commissioner and several officers in connection with a 2006 incident during which he says a band of rogue cops held him at gunpoint in the street, stripped him and searched his rectum in front of about 30 onlookers."

"The federal suit is the second filed since March ... alleging 'widespread and persistent' civil rights violations by police officers who belonged to an elite 'Special Enforcement Team' ..."

"The SET unit was dismantled and its officers reassigned in 2006 after allegations of misconduct surfaced, leading the city prosecutor's office to dismiss more than 100 Circuit Court cases the officers had investigated ..." ...
 

OH: Gun used in killing was police sergeant's
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A gun used to kill a woman last month on the Far West Side belonged to a Columbus police sergeant, and investigators are trying to figure out how the murder suspect got it."

"Sgt. Douglas Williams, a 31-year police veteran who works in the Strategic Response Bureau, has told homicide investigators that he didn't realize the gun was missing until detectives asked him about it."

"Williams, 56, told investigators the gun might have been displaced or lost during a recent move or taken when his unmarked police car was stolen in June, said Amanda Ford, a police spokeswoman." ...
 

NY: 25 guns turned in as part of gun amnesty program
Submitted by: jghilty

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It's a chance to possibly reduce gun violence on the streets of Syracuse -- and make some quick cash at the same time.

The Syracuse Police Department's gun amnesty program begins Wednesday. You can drop off any illegally-owned handgun at the Public Safety Building. As long as police can determine the gun hasn't been used in a previous crime, they'll give you $200.

Firearms must be unregistered, and in working condition.

Guns will be accepted Wednesday and again next Wednesday 7:00 a.m. until midnight at the Public Safety Building downtown.

Police just ask that you call ahead at 442-5200 to let them know you're coming.
 

WA: Corrections officer charged in road rage incident
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"A rookie Pierce County corrections officer has been charged with second-degree assault for pointing his gun at another car during a road rage incident ..." ...

"Nijnik was arrested Jan. 25 after an incident that began when he allegedly cut off another car ... The second driver, Shean Corvari, honked and Nijnik made a derogatory hand gesture ..."

"... Corvari managed to get ahead of him in traffic and tried to ignore him until Nijnik pulled alongside him and pointed a gun ..."

"Corvari turned ... to get away, but Nijnik ... pulled in front of him, slamming his brakes. Nijnik then got out of his car and pressed his ... corrections ID card against Corvari's window with his gun tucked into his waistband ..." ...
 

Obama no fan of guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"President Barack Obama's past history on gun control has been fervently anti-Second Amendment. In the two years he campaigned for president, he was in the U.S. Senate once, to vote against a pro-gun bill. As a gun owner, his campaign for president was like waiting for the second shoe to fall. There are those already salivating at the thought of a total gun ban for lawful Americans; something they attempted many times and fortunately failed at, due to the resistance of millions of gun owners and the NRA."

"Meanwhile in radical Muslim countries, young children are being trained as suicide bombers — marching, firing AK-47s ... in this country, children have been expelled from school for pointing their finger and saying 'bang.'" ...
 

NC: Gun permits spike in fourth quarter 2008
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Spurred by fears of strict gun control policies under President Obama and the desire for personal protection, Cleveland County handgun sales climbed 48 percent in the last quarter of 2008."

"The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office issued 80 handgun purchase permits in December 2007 compared to 163 last month ..."

"Handgun permits increased by 52 percent from November to December ..."

"'We're seeing a lot of folks that are convinced that they may not be able to buy that rifle that they've always wanted,' said Bill Williams, a salesman and gunsmith at Shooters Express. 'They're digging out the credit cards, digging out the rainy day money. They're going ahead and buying now ...'" ...
 

Concealed weapons permits increasing
Submitted by: jghilty

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"More people are packing concealed weapons in Cherokee County than ever before."

"The number of county residents seeking permits to carry a concealed weapon more then quadrupled in 2008 from the year before."

"... Purchase of handguns and military weapons such as assault guns has increased as some gun owners fear President Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress will restrict ownership of those weapons, according to local gun merchants." ...

"Ronnie Mason, owner of Mason’s Colonial & Sporting Goods in Nantahala, said hard-to-get weapons, such as assault rifles, are selling as fast as he can get them. That includes the ammunition." ...
 

GA: Georgia Firearms License Applications Surge
Submitted by: Mark McCullough
Website: http://www.georgiacarry.org

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper reports an amazing surge in the number of firearms license applications for 2008. 121,219 people applied for firearms licenses in 2008, and, since these licenses are good for 5 years, this represents a growing constituency that will be difficult for legislators to ignore. It is exremely difficult to trample on the rights of more than half a million Georgians. The growing number of people exercising their right to bear arms bodes well for the future of civil liberties in Georgia. More here.
 

GA: Grassroots Group Fights for More Gun Rights
Submitted by: Mark McCullough
Website: http://www.georgiacarry.org

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Fox 28 News Reporter Ashley Olmstead and photojournalist Will Hammergren had never fired a pistol before, that is, until the morning of January 21, 2009, when they met with members of GeorgiaCarry.Org on the shooting range at Georgia Carry corporate sponsor Mission Essential for a little fun and gun safety training. They had a great time, and you can see the resulting news video here.
 

IL: Dump the firearm ID system in Illinois
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In my opinion the state should dump the FOID card system, it only propagates the possibility of a lawful citizen becoming a felon!"

"I think that every citizen 18 years of age should be required to possess some type of state ID, be it a drivers license or state issued ID. ..."

"Since the inception of the 'Brady Bill' anyone who has a FOID still has to go through a 'Background Check' with the State Police it's a little redundant."

"Is it safe to assume that the FOID department runs your application thru the State Police before issuing the permit?" ...

"Why do I as a law abiding citizen of the USA have to prove that I am entitled to exercise my Second Amendment rights?" ...
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
Most reporters are very sympathetic to gun-control agendas and will skew or lie outright about facts to promote them. — DENNIS CAUCHON, USA TODAY

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