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OH: A Small Ohio Town Clamors to Curb Aggressive Policing
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The scene was an all-too-familiar one on the streets of America’s cities: a black suspect on the ground, roughed up by white police officers as an angry crowd looked on.

But Yellow Springs is a tiny, predominantly white village, and the arrest at the annual New Year’s street celebration was an awakening to many who live here.

Dozens of residents criticized the police force on Facebook, accusing officers of carrying an “us versus them” attitude. Hundreds packed a gym for a special Village Council meeting to denounce the episode for, among other things, the psychological damage it had on their children. When the police chief, unused to such fury, offered his resignation, the audience cheered.
 

Army Preps for Urban Warfare in MegaCities: “Mass Migration, Disaster and Inner-City Turmoil”
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There will be war in the streets of America. Things have been engineered that way.
The scenarios are many, the issues are complex. The current anger from the left, who are violently protesting against President Trump, is just one aspect of it.
But the Pentagon and the U.S. national security structure is increasingly looking towards the shifting demographics around the globe – people have moved from rural areas, and shifted into cities. Where ever conflict stirs, there will be a need for military and SWAT response to the call. Entire cities will be locked down; door to door sweeps will often have violent ends.
Baghdad could be brought home to the streets of America, and the military already knows it.
 

MI: ‘Santa shooter’ says defending his life was costly
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Marcus Weldon said defending his life cost him thousands of dollars, his reputation and a few relationships.

The Southfield resident was dressed as Santa Claus on Dec. 21, 2014, when he and a female coworker, also clad in a Santa costume, left a holiday work function and drove to a downtown Detroit gas station. Weldon said two men began harassing her and, when he tried to intervene, one retrieved a gun from his car.

Weldon, 28, who has a license to carry a concealed pistol, pulled out his .40 caliber semiautomatic and fired four shots, wounding both men. He was arrested, charged and tried; a jury in June found him not guilty.

 

Ladies of Lead
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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More than 4,200 people applied for a concealed gun permit in Deschutes County last year—many of them women. One local woman is on a mission to ensure they're properly prepared.

"I support a woman's right to choose. Revolver or semi-automatic. Come train with me."

That's the opening statement on the website run by Sharon Preston, a local woman who says she's trained about 4,000 women in how to handle a firearm. About 75 percent of her focus is introducing them to the sport of shooting. The other 25 percent is focused on self-defense. Many women seek her training to qualify for a concealed carry permit.
 

SD: Lawmakers vote to carry guns in state Capitol
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Concealed pistol permit holders could carry firearms in the state Capitol under a proposal advanced Wednesday in the House of Representatives.

On a 46-20 vote, legislators approved House Bill 1156, which would let law enforcement officers and enhanced concealed pistol permit holders to legally possess a firearm in the Capitol building.

The state Supreme Court chambers would be excluded and anyone who wanted to carry would need to register with Capitol security 24 hours beforehand.
 

Quit Lying to Women About How to Survive Violent Attacks…Please.
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Demonstrations on violent attacks on women are sterilized and do not represent the realities of what actually happens. Instructors are flat out lying to the person you love most and giving them a false sense of confidence that may lead to an unfavorable outcome. Why is this happening?? Why are there women’s courses that make training more comfortable for them?? Can we stop this please?!
 

FL: Allowing guns everywhere in Florida
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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If Steube’s measure passes in Florida — where there are 1.6 million people with a permit to carry concealed weapons — the state’s image could be more like the Old West than the friendly, appealing image of tourism postcards.

But Steube’s logic sits on quicksand, bucking the opinion of gun-safety advocates. According to some recent studies, the cases in which armed civilians have stopped a mass shooting are no more than 1.6 percent in the past 30 years. Let’s be clear: Such a measure wouldn’t solve our gun violence problem.
 

AL: Alabama Poised To Fast-Track Constitutional Carry
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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It appears that the recent surge in “constitutional carry” laws is continuing to pick up steam, as the Alabama legislature appears poised to pass a law this session that will allow the open or concealed carry of a handgun without requiring a government-issued permit.
 

MT: Gun Owner Stops Road Rage Attack, Arrests Driver Who Ran Man Down
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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A Billing Heights man who was the passenger in a vehicle that cut off a panel van pulled his personal handgun and stopped a road-raging panel van driver at gunpoint after the van driver plowed over the driver of the pickup not once, but twice.
 

DC: Alarm Over GOP Meddling in D.C.’s Gun Laws
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Since the new Congress took office on Jan. 3, Republicans have sponsored legislation and made statements regarding the District. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) have introduced a bill, the “Second Amendment Enforcement Act of 2015” that would remove the D.C. Council from enacting the city’s gun control measures; conform District law to federal law governing firearm sales; enable residents to obtain firearms from licensed dealers in Maryland and Virginia; repeal the gun registration requirement system; allow a more permissive system for residents to possess guns and watered down background checks...
 

CT: Malloy's Budget Substantially Hikes Pistol Permit Fee
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has proposed more than quadrupling state pistol permit fees in his budget, a move that drew sharp criticism from the state's largest gun rights group.

The $70 fee paid to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection for a five-year permit renewal would rise to $300. New permit applicants would see their costs increase from $140 to $370.

"When you consider just six years ago a five-year renewal was only $35, in six years we've seen a near tenfold increase," said Scott Wilson, president of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League.
 

MD: Senate Committee to Hear Legislation to Criminalize the Private Transfer of Long Guns
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Introduced by state Senator William Smith, Jr., Senate Bill 948 seeks to criminalize the private transfer of long guns in Maryland. While SB 948 has been referred to the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, it has not been scheduled for a hearing at this time. NRA members and Second Amendment supporters are encouraged to contact members of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and urge them to OPPOSE Senate Bill 948 when it comes up for a vote.
 

MN: No Charges Filed In Fatal Northfield Shooting
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Following the investigation, the case file for the fatal shooting was sent to the Rice County Attorney’s Office for review of charges. After review of the case, the county attorney decided not to file charges related to this incident, according to a news release.

The attorney’s office determined they could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the person responsible for the shooting was not acting self-defense. The person responsible in the shooting was identified as Phyllis Ann Hall, 75, of Northfield.
 

AR: Concealed carry should not be allowed on college campuses
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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This is exactly why I’m against a current bill heading to the Arkansas Senate that would allow employees at a public place of higher education to possess a firearm if they owned a concealed carry permit. Currently, while Arkansas law permits persons to carry a concealed firearm on a college campus, universities and colleges are allowed to opt out of that law and prohibit the carrying of any firearms by employees.
 

I Have This Old Gun ... Walther PPK/S
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Ironically, if it weren’t for the Gun Control Act (GCA) of 1968 we would not have the Walther PPK/S, a moderately elongated version of the PPK (Polizei Pistole Kriminalmodell, “Police Pistol Detective Model”), introduced in 1931. With its compact design, the PPK was a trendsetter for today’s influx of double-action/single-action pocket pistols.

The PPK was a slightly smaller version of the Walther PP (Polizei Pistole, “Police Pistol”), which had a barrel length just under 4" and a magazine capacity of seven rounds. The PPK, by comparison, had a 31⁄3" barrel and a six-round magazine with a separate bottom finger rest to augment the shorter length.
 

IL: Seventh Circuit Strikes Down Zoning Regulations and Age Restriction Governing Shooting Ranges
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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In Rhonda Ezell, et al. v. City of Chicago, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit determined that zoning regulations limiting shooting ranges to only a small area of a municipality may violate the Second Amendment.

The court also determined that prohibiting all minors from entering a shooting range violates the Second Amendment.

Municipalities bear the burden of justifying regulations affecting Second Amendment rights with actual evidence that the regulations are justified.
 

CO: Legislative Roundup: Second Amendment bills heard in committee
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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A host of bills aiming to expand Second Amendment rights were heard Wednesday by the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs committee.

Included were House bills 1036, which would remove the prohibition on carrying a concealed firearm on school campuses; 1037, which would allow business owners and employees to use deadly force on intruders; and 1097, which would repeal the limitations on magazine capacity in Colorado.

The hearing for H.B. 1036 lasted more than four hours before Democrats killed the bill on a party-line vote, 6-3.
 

NJ: Second Amendment Group Threatens Lawsuit, Ramsey Tables Gun Law Change
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Amidst threat of a lawsuit from the New Jersey Second Amendment Society, the Ramsey Borough Council Wednesday held off on passing an ordinance that would prohibit firearms from being discharged at shooting ranges within the borough.

The council voted to table the ordinance until the next council meeting on Feb. 22.

“We are in the process of obtaining a national law firm to represent the borough pro-bono in the event of litigation since the New Jersey Second Amendment Society has threatened the borough with costly and protracted litigation if we move forward with the amendment,” Ramsey Mayor Deirdre Dillon told a packed meeting room.
 

NJ: New Jersey Second Amendment Society File Suit Against Ramsey, N.J.
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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It has come to the attention of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society that on February 8, 2017, the Council and Mayor of Ramsey, NJ, will be reviewing in anticipation of final adoption proposed ordinance 01-2017.

Our legal team is currently preparing the necessary Complaint to file with the N.J. District Court in the event this Ordinance is passed; however, we asked that the proposed ordinance be pulled from the agenda so we can work together on an amicable solution without the need for costly litigation.
 

TN: Tennessee lawmaker proposes tax-free weekend for guns
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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An East Tennessee lawmaker wants there to be an annual tax-free weekend geared toward gun owners.

The bill, filed by Rep. Dennis Powers, R-Jacksboro, would establish the "Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday" for the first weekend of September.

The tax holiday would cover firearms and ammunition. Guns covered by the tax discount would include shotguns, rifles, pistols, revolvers, BB guns, and Muzzleloaders, according to the bill's text.
 

AL: 2017 Legislative Session Convenes with a Pro-Gun Bill Introduced
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Senate Bill 2, introduced by state Senator Phil Williams (R-10), would amend and expand Alabama’s existing state firearms preemption statutes to clarify that the state Legislature has the sole responsibility and authority to create regulations related to taxation and use of firearms, ammunition, and firearm accessories. Further, this bill prohibits counties and municipalities from imposing user fees or other special fees related solely to the ownership or use of a firearm, ammunition, or firearm accessory or from imposing additional restrictions on the issuance of pistol permits.
 

MO: Where does Missouri stand on guns in the Capitol?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Most Missourians love their Second Amendment rights, and they love their guns, which explains why gun rights bills seem to flow out of the General Assembly with such ease.

Missouri has basically been a testing ground for gun rights legislation – one might even call the Show-Me State a safe haven for gun owners. Missouri’s Legislature passed a bill in 2016 making it legal for anyone aged 19 or older to carry a gun without any training and took away the required permit for concealed weapons. The General Assembly just a few years ago had even debated nullifying all federal gun laws.
 

Permitless Carry on the March: Legislation Introduced in 6 More States
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Permitless carry is on the march with legislatures in six states weighing the option of abolishing their requirement for a permit for concealed carry.

The six states are Alabama, New Hampshire, Indiana, Kentucky, South Dakota, and Texas.

 

HI: Important Hearing Protection Legislation to be Heard Friday
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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On Friday, February 10, the House Water and Land Committee will hear House Bill 1589, sponsored by Representative Ryan Yamane (D-37). This legislation would allow the use of sound suppressors while hunting in the state of Hawaii.

Currently, 40 states allow the use of suppressors while hunting. Sound suppressors attached to firearms (less accurately called "silencers") are an additional tool available to help protect hearing, increase accuracy and safety, and reduce noise complaints by surrounding residents. While suppressors do not eliminate the sound of a firearm, they do reduce the muzzle report of a firearm, reducing the risk hearing damage.
 

NH: Contact your State Representative in Support of Constitutional/Permitless Carry Legislation!
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Tomorrow, February 9, Senate Bill 12 will be going before the full House of Representatives for a vote. If passed, SB 12 will eliminate the requirement to obtain a permit in order to lawfully carry.

Unfortunately, out-of-state billionaire and gun control advocate Michael Bloomberg has launched a misinformation campaign aimed at undermining the rights of law-abiding New Hampshirites. Bloomberg-funded gun control groups are organizing attacks against Governor Chris Sununu for his expressed support of SB 12 and misrepresenting facts in an attempt to persuade your elected officials to oppose SB 12.
 

Senate Confirms Jeff Sessions As U.S. Attorney General
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Sessions was President Donald Trump’s first choice for the position and was backed by the National Rifle Association for his strong support of the Second Amendment and dedication to vigorously prosecuting violent criminals.

“I do believe the Second Amendment is a personal right, it’s a historic right of the American people …” Session had said during his confirmation hearing. “It’s just as much a part of the Constitution as any of the other great rights and liberties that we value.”
 

VA: Important Pro-Gun and Self-Defense Legislation Continues to Move Through the General Assembly
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Several pro-gun bills have crossed over and are moving through the legislative process in both chambers of the General Assembly. Last week, House Bills 1852 and 1853 passed through House of Delegates and are moving through the Senate. Additionally, Senate Bills 1299, 1300 and 1023 all passed the Senate and were sent to the House of Delegates for consideration. SB 1023 has been assigned to the House Militia Policing and Public Safety Committee. Please contact members of the House committee in support of SB 1023!
 

KY: Your Help Needed, Constitutional/Permitless Carry Pulled from Consideration
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Unfortunately, the constitutional/permitless carry legislation, Senate Bill 7, has been pulled from consideration in the Kentucky Senate. With a short 2017 legislative session, SB 7 must not be delayed through the legislative process. It is of the utmost importance that this bill be scheduled for a hearing!

It is critical you contact the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection Committee immediately and urge them to bring Senate Bill 7 for consideration. Also, please contact your state Senator and call 1-800-372-7181 with your support for this important self-defense legislation!
 

IA: Iowa to discuss ‘Stand Your Ground’
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Iowa lawmakers are considering changes to code 704. The chapter deals with force, reasonable or deadly, and defenses.

Iowa St. Sen. Mark Chelgren introduced senate file 25 and 70. The proposed bill would get rid of an implied requirement to seek alternative action if possible before using deadly force in self-defense.

Laws of this nature are often referred to as ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws.

Advocates for the law say this protects people. But others say it has deadly consequences.
 

Gun Control Fanatic Attacks Education Secretary For The Dumbest Reason
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Michael Bloomberg’s gun control mouthpiece Shannon Watts has never been one to let little things like “facts” and “objective reality” get in the way of her attempts to infringe on your natural right to self-defense. Her latest bizarre objection to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is just the latest example of the insanity inherent to the rants we often here from Moms Demand Action.
 

Trinidad & Tobago: "People have a right to defend themselves"
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“The current circumstance surrounding the granting of firearm user's license is old, archaic and a colonial imposition. The new body should be mandated to respond to an application giving reasons for its decision within three months. The Commissioner of Police may also be part of the Commission. Given technological advances, there is no reason for the lengthy delays as currently experienced” Khan said in a statement.
 

Anti-gun Alarmists Get Desperate with Demonization
Submitted by: David Williamson
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The gun prohibition lobby is pulling out all the stops in its battle to bamboozle the public with hysteria-driven arguments against long-needed gun law reform and its stubborn defense of so-called “gun-free school zones.”

According to the Washington Post, a new “white paper” by a senior official with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has raised eyebrows and blood pressures among anti-gunners. The story quoted Chelsea Parsons, vice president of guns and crime policy at the Center for American Progress, described by the newspaper as “a liberal think tank.”
 

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