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Questions grow over gun range’s relationship with UN-supporting Armatix (video available)
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "The second observation is confirmed by Ms. Padilla’s appearance before a UN panel, admitting the company’s shared goals with global disarmament efforts (see video player embedded in this column). ..." ...
 

Smart Guns: A Dumb Choice
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Arthur C. Clarke's short story 'Superiority' made it clear decades ago that overreliance on technology can kill people. 'We were defeated by one thing only – by the inferior science of our enemies. I repeat – by the inferior science of our enemies.' The story's lesson is that, when national security or human safety depends on a product, that product has to work 100 percent of the time. This applies particularly to defensive firearms, cell phones, gun safes, and automobiles."

"Dr. Ignatius Piazza of Front Sight reports that Armatix GmbH, a German gun manufacturer, is offering a 'smart gun' that can be fired only by its owner. ..." ...
 

Project Build: Faux Integrally Suppressed SBR 9mm AR-15 (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"As a resident of Washington State, I can’t [yet] have an SBR. In fact, the only NFA items we’re allowed to own here are silencers. I’ve really always loved the look and compact size of a nice SBR, and have definitely always loved the look of an integrally suppressed barrel. You know, along the lines of an MP5SD or the like. When Sig released its SB15 Pistol Stabilizing Brace, an idea popped into my mind (shocking, I know). I could make myself a pistol that had the look and feel of an integrally suppressed SBR, but wasn’t actually either of those things . . ." ...
 

Aftermath of a Defensive Gun Use: A Law Enforcement Perspective
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"A recent TTAG thread dealt with the immediate aftermath of a defensive gun use. The responses ran the gamut from full cooperation with the police to saying nothing at all. As a 20-year law enforcement veteran I have investigated several DGU cases. In each case the shooter was cleared of any wrongdoing. Each was ruled as self defense and a lawful use of force. I live and work in Georgia, a pro gun state, and unfortunately that does make a difference . . ." ...
 

IWA: NiteSite IR-Based Night Vision ‘Scope’
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Night vision is expensive and annoying. Even after shelling out thousands of dollars for the latest and greatest in intensifier tubes, you still need to figure out how you’re going to get your existing optics to work with the new device. And then re-zero it. And then practice some more. It’s generally a pain in the butt. But for those who want an inexpensive solution to add some nocturnal capability to their rifle, NiteSite has a new product that fits the bill . . ." ...
 

Gun Grabbers Disrupt the Gun Lobby at SXSW. Or Not. (videos available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"South by Southwest (SXSW) is the annual music, film, and miscellaneous lecture festival that clogs the streets of Austin every March with tens of thousands of out-of-towners who don’t know how to use frontage roads. This year it also drew the heads of some of the foremost anti-gun organizations in America. Mark Glaze, the Executive Director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, lead a panel discussion on Saturday that featured Shannon Watts, the Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America founder, Peter Ambler, founder of Americans for Responsible Solutions and Stephen Geer, also of [MAIG] . . ."

"Of all of the throngs choking the capitol at SXSW this week, a crowd of only 40-50 turned out to tepidly welcome the gun grabbers ..." ...
 

Protect UA students’ First Amendment rights: Keep guns out of classrooms
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"The Alaska Legislature has considered some preposterous notions in its 101 years, but Sen. John Coghill’s proposal to allow guns on University of Alaska campuses, which reportedly came from a student intern in his office, is probably the most ill-informed idea to ever come out of Juneau. The obvious intent of the bill is to protect the Second Amendment rights of students, staff and faculty, but the unintended consequence of this shortsighted scheme is the curtailment of our First Amendment rights." ...
 

Facebook, Wash. DV law update delusional gun control ‘wins’
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Friday evening’s coverage by KING5 News of the Washington Legislature’s passage of a domestic violence update bill, and the earlier national “celebration” over what essentially was a decision by Facebook to require users to follow federal law, demonstrate the desperation of gun control proponents looking for anything they can call a 'victory.'" ...
 

Why You Shouldn’t Send Your Child to An Idaho College
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"What Happened: Idaho lawmakers voted to allow concealed guns on the campuses of all state public colleges, over the objections of eight public university presidents, the Board of Education, and other anti-gun groups. The NRA-drafted bill now goes to Republican Gov. ... Otter for his signature – and as a Second Amendment backer, he’s likely to approve it."

"The law would allow armed students or teachers to defend themselves during a shooting or other violent act, say supporters. Idaho would become the seventh state – after Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Missouri, Kansas, and Wisconsin – to permit carrying concealed weapons on public college and university campuses." ...
 

A Movie That Gets It Right
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"A little while back, in this post, we all had fun with some of the 'gun bloopers' from TV and the movies. I have now been authorized to tell you about one movie that’s gonna get it right."

"Panteao Productions is a producer of high-end tactical training films, as a quick scan of their website at www.panteaoproductions.com will show. In the interest of total disclosure, three of those films are mine ... I also shot on his pistol team for many years. So, he’s a friend of mine…but I also know the guy, and when he says he’s going to produce a film, it gets produced."

"Now, Panteao is going to expand into movie theater entertainment with the film 'Alexander’s Bridge.'" ...
 

It Should Have Been A Defensive Gun Use: Bus Terminal Octogenarian Head Stomp Edition
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"'Danika Riley, 40, was 'stomping' on the elderly man's head and kicking him with her work boots when Port Authority cops spotted the 7:30 a.m. attack,”'nydailynews.com reports. 'The octogenarian resident of West New York, N.J., was waiting outside the ladies room for his wife when Riley attacked him for no apparent reason.' Once again, New York's civilian disarmament regime left one of society’s most vulnerable members defenseless against a violent attack. ..."
 

 

Connecticut Politicans Inch Closer to War on Gun Owners
Submitted by: Robert Morse

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... "Is forced disarmament necessary? Going door to door in no-knock midnight raids is foolishly dangerous. It is also profoundly unnecessary. Honest gun owners present no danger to the public. ..."

"How can this situation de-escalate peacefully? There are lawsuits in place against the Connecticut gun law. Let the judicial process work to protect the rights of minorities. Enjoin the law as the case slowly grinds its way through the courts."

"The political solution is to lobby the legislators in person, and some online media have posted lists of legislators who supported gun confiscation. Some politicians view that publicity with alarm. They are wrong. ..."

"Let the courts settle this."
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Editor's Note: Unfortunately no court case is going to change the fact that these liberty loathing legislators thought it was perfectly acceptable to ban an entire class of firearms. That bell can't be un-rung.
 

Molon labe: Connecticut's terrifying start of gun confiscation
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"The latest gun control law in Connecticut has crossed a very frightening line. A standoff has been created between the government and tens of thousands of gun owners now considered felons. It marks the beginning of an Orwellian new phase. Gun owners saw it coming, as evidenced by their recent adoption in recent years of the defiant expression 'molon labe.' The phrase originated from Spartan General-King Leonidas, who reportedly responded with 'Come and get them!' to Persian Emperor Xerxes' demand that the Spartans surrender their weapons at the Battle of Thermopylae. ... With the prequel to the Hollywood bestselling movie 300 just released last week, Americans are now even more aware of the phrase." ...
 

ID: Idaho House Votes For Campus Carry 50-19
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"The Republican Legislature in Idaho voted March 6 to pass SB-1254, 50 to 19, a bill that will allow concealed carry permit holders in Idaho the right to carry on campus."

"This measure passed the Senate and now goes to Republican Gov. C.L. 'Butch' Otter for his signature." ...
 

Backlash: Facebook's gun decision hit by anti-gun group as NRA wins
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"They did it again."

"In a battle over the ability to talk guns and make sales on Facebook with anti-gun advocates like former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the National Rifle Association, with its 3 million Facebook supporters, is attempting to temper liberal efforts to rid the site of gun-themed pages."

"Instead, Facebook on Wednesday announced a compromise that will continue to allow gun talk and sales, but will restrict access to users 18 and older. It will also be on the lookout for sales of illegal guns, which the NRA doesn't want sold either." ...
 

VA: Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition: VA Allows Sunday Hunting
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Despite having no rational reason to do so, the Commonwealth of Virginia has prohibited hunting on Sundays from time immemorial. Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday signed into law legislation to allow Sunday hunting. It’s been a long road to repeal the old blue law preventing hunting on the day of rest and an official ceremony is expected soon to note this accomplishment . . ." ...
 

WA: Dueling gun initiatives happening in Olympia
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Campaigns for dueling gun initiatives on this year’s ballot could bring national attention to Washington state, and contribute to an ongoing debate about gun laws across the United States."

"Initiative 594 would enact statewide criminal background checks for all firearm transactions. That’s in direct conflict with Initiative 591, which would prohibit passage of any law expanding background checks unless a national standard is created. I-591 also prohibits confiscations of guns without due process." ...
 

NJ: Sweeney's stance on gun magazine limits is altered by politics
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"It was billed as a brave milestone in the political evolution of Democratic Senate President Stephen Sweeney."

"The burly ironworker, who represents a semirural South Jersey district where hunting is popular and Second Amendment rights are venerated, was now switching from powerful foe to fierce advocate of reducing the capacity of ammunition magazines to 10 rounds rather than the 15 allowed under state law." ...
 

IN: Controversy surrounds bill that allows guns in cars at schools
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Just days are left in the 2014 Indiana legislative session."

"A controversial bill allowing people to keep guns locked in parked cars on school property remains under fire."

"The House approved the measure last week in a 74-24 vote."

"Local representatives continue to debate the pros and cons."

"'When I go to school to drop my children off, I’m not somehow becoming a felon. I’m simply protecting myself, protecting my family, and I have the right under the Constitution of the United States to do so,' says Representative Alan Morrison, District 42." ...
 

TN: Haslam no fan of guns-in-parks bill
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Gov. Bill Haslam says he's still no fan of a fast-moving effort by fellow Republicans in the Legislature to strip local governments of their ability to ban guns from local parks."

"The governor, a former Knoxville mayor, said last week the issue boils down to property rights and the Second Amendment." ...
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Submitter's Note: Absolutely! Private parks are free to make whatever rules they want! Public parks, on the other hand are most assuredly NOT!
 

AK: University of Alaska turns to legal arsenal to defeat campus carry measure
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"University officials say their policies prohibiting guns on system campuses are legal and constitutional. The primary backers of a bill to strike down the prohibition say it ain’t so."

"The University of Alaska System released a 13-page legal analysis Wednesday defending its gun policy. The Empire received a copy Friday."

"The analysis states that lawmakers in Juneau have prohibited municipalities from expanding firearm regulation but have not done the same for the university." ...
 

CT: Confusion reigns as gun control law takes effect in Connecticut
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"On April 4, 2013, Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy (D) signed Senate Bill 1160 into law, unleashing one of the most draconian gun control laws in the nation on his constituents. Among other things, the 140-page law bans large classes of firearms and magazines that had been obtained lawfully by tens of thousands of Connecticut residents. Limited grandfather provisions apply to those who registered otherwise banned items before January 1, 2014. Others in possession could face felony penalties for violations. President Obama himself was in Connecticut four days after this bill became law, praising it as a model for the nation." ...
 

VT: Hundreds rally for gun rights, against Burlington charter change (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Flags were flying on the Statehouse steps Sunday afternoon as more than 500 people gathered for the Gun Owners of Vermont Rally."

"'Vermonters -- not just hunting Vermonters who happen to have firearms for target shooting, sports, or just because they like the feel of a gun or whatever -- are crucified because of a lifestyle or because of a hobby,' said Ed Cutler, President of Gun Owners of Vermont." ...
 

CO: Colorado Liberals Play ‘Mental Health’ Card v. Gun Rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Under the appearance of 'public safety' Colorado legislators propose more gun control measures to include removing Second Amendment rights from anyone with a 'mental health' issue."

"'In a free society the rights of citizens are paramount,' said state Sen. George Rivera (R.- Pueblo), an advocate for lessened regulations on gun laws who ... replace[d] Democrat Angela Giron." ...

"'An 81-page 'mental health' bill was fast-tracked through the Health, Insurance and Environment Committee on a 7 to 4 party-line vote,' said Dudley W. Brown, executive director of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, which bills itself as Colorado’s only no-compromise gun rights organization."

"The new law is a cover for gun control, he said. ..." ...
 

IN: Legislators considering stiffer penalties for gun crimes
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Throughout my time at the Statehouse, I have been a defender of law-abiding citizens’ Second Amendment right to bear arms. But I’ve also strongly supported tough legislation to keep guns out of the hands of known criminals."

"... two-thirds of felonies per year on average involve a firearm. To put this in perspective, the Indianapolis Mayor’s Office reports that 82 percent of all homicides committed in Indianapolis last year were shootings, and 42 percent of homicide suspects had a previous criminal weapons arrest."

"This year the Indiana General Assembly is considering Senate Bill 169, which would allow for the sentence enhancement of between five and 20 years for violent offenders who use a firearm to harm someone. ..." ...
 

ATF raids '80% complete receiver' manufacturer, looking for 'illegal guns' (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives raided EP Armory, in Bakersfield, California Friday, along with owner Chris Cook's home. Details at this point are still very thin, but Cook says that agents indicated that they are looking for 'illegal guns.'" ...
 

GA: Unbelievable: Cop who wrongly killed teen had history of blunders, was fired from last job as cop
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The Euharlee, Georgia police officer who shot and killed a teenager because she wrongly thought he was holding a gun had made a similar mistake in the past, and was fired from her previous job as a police officer as part of long history of blunders and poor job performance."

"When 17-year-old Christopher Roupe answered the door at his home on the night of February 17, officer Beth Gatny opened fire on him. Gatny, who was there to serve a warrant on Roupe’s father, had thought the teenager was holding a gun. Lawyers for the Roupe family say the kid did not have a gun, and was likely holding a video game controller for the Nintendo Wii."

"Roupe died as a result of the shooting." ...
 

NY: Police officer arrested in beating of accused shoplifter at Target store near Yankee Stadium
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Internal affairs officers arrested a Bronx cop Thursday for pummeling a shoplifter he arrested at a Target store near Yankee Stadium, law enforcement sources said."

"Officer Ronald Taylor, 44, faces misdemeanor assault and harassment charges for the August 2013 beatdown, officials said." ...
 

FL: Titusville officer indicted on charges of dealing cocaine (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A Titusville police officer is accused of trying to distribute at least 500 grams of cocaine worth $40,000, according to a federal indictment."

"Richard Irizarry was indicted on Thursday on charges of participating in a drug deal while carrying a firearm." ...
 

KS: $560K settlement for mother of woman fatally shot by Prairie Village police
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The mother of a mentally disturbed woman who Prairie Village police shot to death in March 2010 has received a settlement of more than half a million dollars, 41 Action News has learned."

"The payment of more than $560,000 last November in the death of 47-year-old Susan Stuckey was made by the city's insurance carrier, said Quinn Bennion, Prairie Village city administrator." ...
 

Kentucky Southern Baptists Draw Crowds With Gun Giveaways
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"It's an hour before suppertime, and the line outside Lone Oak First Baptist Church in Paducah, Ky., is wrapped around the building. The people are waiting for more than a Bible sermon; there's a raffle tonight. Twenty-five guns are up for grabs."

"There's nothing new about gun raffles in Kentucky, even at a church. Last year, there were 50 events like this one in the state. The Kentucky Baptist Convention says it's a surefire way to get new people through church doors."

"Sunday school teacher David Keele says everyone who knows has a gun. The church giveaways, he says, are a rallying point." ...
 

Vet: Conn. Cop said 'I cannot wait to get the order to kick your door in' (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"John Cinque, a Navy veteran who told Connecticut lawmakers last year he would not comply with the state's new gun control law, told Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti that a Branford police officer said he couldn't 'wait to get the order to kick your door in, Freedom Outpost reported Saturday, citing a YouTube video posted Friday."

"'I live in Branford, and his words straight out were 'I cannot wait to get the order to kick your door in,' he told Visconti." ...
 

NY: Pastor of Troy Church weighs in on gun giveaway
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A church in Lansingburgh, which is hosting a gun rights discussion to honor hunters and gun owners later this month, has announced it will be giving away a legally-modified AR-15."

"On March 23, the Grace Baptist Church on Fourth Avenue will hold a public discussion with the conversational topic 'Does the Bible defend my right to keep and bear arms?'"

"An online letter written by Pastor John Koletas states "We have decided to hold a special service honoring hunters and gun owners who have been so viciously attacked by the antichristian socialist media and anti-Christian socialist politicians the last few years. ..." ...
 

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