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UT: Ask a cop: Why the anonymity?
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The last general answer seems to be a popular subject, especially with the new legislative session: laws concerning open carry and carrying concealed weapons.

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I however do not understand the need to own an assault rifle for private use, with ammunition that will penetrate body armor. I have met exactly zero criminals who have possessed and have been wearing body armor. That doesn't mean it doesn't happen, but I have to wonder why someone would purchase ammunition or a weapon for that purpose. Do you need an AR-15 with 30-round clips to defend your house? From what? Terrorists? If you live in the country, then you can maybe justify it. But in an urban environment, I say no.

 

UT: Controversial Artist Depicts Obama Trampling The Constitution
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In front of the White House a man is sitting on a park bench in the throes of depression. He is surrounded by all 43 presidents. In the forefront, purposefully ignoring the depressed man is President Obama, whose right foot is stepping on the Constitution. James Madison is next to Obama, pleading with him to stop.
This tableau is called “The Forgotten Man”, a painting by Jon McNaughton, an artist who is known for his politically-charged work.
 

NC Governor: Right to ‘sporting arms’ a ‘privilege…granted’ by ‘democracy’
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“'This privilege should be infringed upon only when deemed necessary, through the will of the people in a democratic action, to insure public safety or to prescribe the manner of taking game,' he continued."
 

NY: Mayor Michael Bloomberg rips Congress over funding for gun control
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Mayor Bloomberg slammed Congress Sunday for not providing federal funding to keep guns out of the wrong hands. Touting a new Super Bowl ad against illegal guns, the mayor said states don’t get enough money to perform proper background checks on gun applicants. “Federal laws say you can't get a gun if you have a drug problem, psychiatric problem, criminal record or [are a\] minor, and yet Congress doesn't give monies to make sure that we can have a background check,” Bloomberg said on “Meet the Press.” Criminals seeking guns can take advantage of “too many loopholes,” the mayor said.
 

$25 Million Lawsuit Threatened Over “Fast and Furious”
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The family of slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry has threatened to file a $25 million wrongful death suit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives, citing the government’s role in Terry’s death. Brian Terry was killed with an AK47 that was knowingly sold to drug cartels under the “Fast and Furious” gun-running probe that has been in place for several years now. The 65 page suit was served on the government agency on Wednesday according to attorneys for the family. The complaint contends that not only was the ATF negligent in Terry’s death, but at the time, the program is in direct violation of the ATF’s own policies and procedures.
 

VA: Criminals don't buy their guns in stores
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Mark Sprowl ["How many guns are enough?"] cited the recent slaying of a Hanover teen by another teen as a case against the repeal of Virginia's one-gun-a-month law. In our state, one cannot purchase a handgun in a store below the age of 21. Therefore, logic would dictate that the shooter (who was 19) acquired his gun illegally, through a private seller, or by presenting false identification to the store clerk.

Regulations do not stop criminals from getting guns; they simply prevent law-abiding citizens from exercising their Second Amendment rights.
 

WI: Republican Assembly leader carries concealed weapon while in session
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A Republican leader in the state Assembly, in charge of maintaining order during legislative sessions, has carried a concealed gun during sessions in the Wisconsin Legislature.

Assembly Leader Pro Tempore Bill Kramer, R-Waukesha, told the Associated Press Friday he has carried a concealed Glock 26, a subcompact semi-automatic gun, on the Assembly floor.

Kramer said he received a concealed carry permit before Thanksgiving and needs it because of the atmosphere in the Capitol. He said he has received threatening emails, including one calling for Jesus to return and stab him with a flaming sword.
 

ME: Paul supporters dominate Westbrook's GOP caucus
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Eighty-six-year-old Fred Collins got to his feet Sunday afternoon and urged about 30 of his neighbors to support Rep. Ron Paul of Texas for president.

"He's the only one I'm hearing in Washington standing up for the Constitution," Collins said.

Collins was one of a group of Paul supporters, both old and young, who came out for their candidate and dominated this city's Republican presidential caucus Sunday. The 90-minute Westbrook meeting -- one of many that took place around the state Sunday -- clearly showed why the energized and well-organized Paul campaign is seen as the biggest threat to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's hopes for winning the support of Maine's Republicans.
 

NY: Bloomberg reloads in push for gun control
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Among the slick, million-dollar ads for the likes of Pepsi and Honda during the Super Bowl this Sunday, viewers in Washington will see a far more modest spot. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will be sitting on a couch touting an issue most politicians avoid like the plague: gun control.


The two mayors, whose local teams face off in the big game, are making the pitch for Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), the organization they co-founded in 2006.
 

OR: Shooting details emerge
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While a number of questions in the case remain unanswered, police on Friday acknowledged that drugs may have been the target of two men who reportedly burst into a southeast Eugene home on Thursday in what authorities described as a home-invasion robbery attempt gone wrong. One of the alleged intruders — a man whose name has not yet been released by police — was fatally shot by a 27-year-old man who lives at the house in the 3300 block of Stoney Ridge Road.
 

NY: Teen shooting academy upgrading, expanding
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
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Young people in Western New York have a unique opportunity to learn safe and effective firearms handling in many venues. The award-winning Teen Shooting Academy (TSA) offers young people of qualifying ages instruction in shotgun, rifle, and hand gun use. Rifle and shotgun classes are held for those ages 12 to 20; handgun instruction is provided for those ages 14 to 20.
 

SC: Why own a gun?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories,without exception. Reason or force, that's it.

In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.
 

IL: Illinois Residents Apply For Concealed Carry Permits in Other States
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Classes at John A. Logan College are helping people get the right to carry a concealed handgun in 30 different states. After the class, students are eligible to apply for a permit through the state of Utah. A step that's necessary until Illinois passes a concealed carry law.

Illinois stands alone in its views on concealed carry. It's the only state in the country that doesn't allow it. But that's not stopping these people from getting a concealed carry permit.

"We travel quite a bit from state to state and sometimes you get in a position you'll feel more comfortable with if you had some kind of protection," says student Ray Wiesel.
 

NH: NH Senate voting whether to study softer gun regs
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Legislation to allow guns on all public property, including New Hampshire college campuses, is coming up for a vote in the state Senate.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is recommending that lawmakers study the idea, not put it into effect. The full Senate will vote on that bill and other bills to soften gun regulations on Wednesday.
 

NY: NYPD Shoots Unarmed Teen Drug Suspect
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An 18-year-old in the Bronx was shot to death in his own home by the NYPD because he ran from police and because an itchy-fingered cop says the suspect/victim reached towards his waistband, meaning he was reaching for a weapon. According the Huffington Post: 18-year-old Ramarley Graham was gunned down Thursday inside the bathroom of his Bronx home following a foot pursuit by a team of plainsclothes cops. He was unarmed. Investigators say police spotted Graham--who's had 8 prior arrests on charges including robbery, marijuana possession and resisting arrest-- on White Plains Road when he started to run.
 

NY: NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Slams Weak Gun Laws
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Appearing on NBC's 'Meet the Press' on Sunday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg slammed weak gun laws, lack of funding of current gun laws and lack of background checks in America (video below).

He also mentioned Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' shooting last year and asked what it was going to take for tougher gun laws.
 

VA: Virginia's 1-Gun-Per-Month Repeal Faces Tough Vote Monday
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This Monday, February 6, the Virginia Senate is expected to cast its final vote on Senate Bill 323, legislation which would repeal the archaic prohibition of purchasing more than one handgun per month. This vote is expected to be very close so it is important that you continue to contact your state Senator and urge him or her to vote for this legislation on Monday. Originally expected to be voted on Friday, this legislation was passed by for the day and will take place on Monday. To locate your state Senator and their contact information, please click here.
 

WA: Carrying a gun for defense should not be an issue
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The headline reads “Mount Rainier shooting revives gun debate ...” (Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012).

What debate? Self-defense is not debatable. Whether you are in a national park, a parking lot, or on a school ground or college campus, you must be aware of your surroundings and be capable of neutralizing any threat to your safety by any means at your immediate disposal.
 

AK: Super Bowl ad: NYC Mayor Bloomberg markets gun control
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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With little political capital to lose and millions of his own cash to spend, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is determined to check the role of guns in American society.

A 30-second Super Bowl ad featuring Mr. Bloomberg on a couch with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will go a long way toward cementing Bloomberg as the king of gun control as the billionaire turns from attacking transfats and smoking to cracking down on illicit sales of firearms, too many of which he says end up in the hands of violent criminals.
 

TX: Racial tensions flare in protest of South Dallas gas station
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Marcus Phillips was 26 and fresh out of prison for several robberies when he committed his final crime.

One morning just before dawn, Phillips grabbed the cash register at a South Dallas gas station. The clerk picked up a shotgun and ordered Phillips down.

Phillips ran from the store and across the parking lot, the cash register under his arm, the clerk not far behind. There was a struggle, more running, then another struggle. Then came a warning shot and a final, fatal blast.
 

NH: Police sued for gun seizure
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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While attempting to seize guns from a man accused of domestic violence, Chichester and Epsom police officers took away firearms belonging to his family members instead, in violation of their civil rights, according to allegations contained in a lawsuit.

Four members of Michael Martel Jr.'s family say he wasn't living in their Chichester home last August when officers stormed in, taking about a dozen guns, including one from his father's holster, according to their attorney, Richard Lehmann.
 

Groups to Boycott Starbucks Over Stances on Gay Rights, Guns
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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This isn't the first time the company has made headlines for taking a stance on gay marriage. In 2011, Starbucks was among a group of 70 business and organizations opposing the Defense of Marriage Act, CNN reported.

An unrelated Feb. 14 boycott is planned to protest the company's policy allowing customers with guns to be served.

The National Gun Victims Action Council, an anti-gun group, said in a Jan. 23 news release its goal is to "eliminate the risk of guns in public places and ultimately to bring sane gun laws to the U.S."
 

AZ: Arizona gun bills seek to ease restrictions
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing Monday on four bills that propose to loosen gun restrictions in Arizona. The most controversial of the bills would allow guns on public university and community college campuses.

The committee meets at 2 p.m. in Senate Hearing Room 1, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix. The hearing is open to the public and anyone may register to speak for or against the bills.

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Senate Bill 1474, sponsored by Sen. Ron Gould, R-Lake Havasu City, bans all state universities and community colleges from banning individuals with a concealed weapons permit from carrying a gun on campus. They may ban guns in the school buildings and stadiums if they post signs and provide gun lockers.
 

Michael Bloomberg's Super Bowl Ad Pushes Gun Control
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David Kopel said scathingly of the Fix Gun Checks Act, under consideration last year as S.436:

S. 436 violates the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, the Fifth Amendment guarantee of due of law, the Fifth Amendment guarantee of equal protection of the law, and the Tenth Amendment's reservation of state authority over purely intrastate activities. S. 436 further violates the Tenth Amendment by imposing on the vast majority of states an extremely repressive system of restrictions on law-abiding gun owners which those states have already rejected.
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
The pool of guns that get turned in in buybacks are simply not the same guns that would otherwise have been used in crime. — Harvard professor David Kennedy, as reported on FoxNews

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