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Mark Kelly’s story on AR-15 purchase prompts skeptical open letter
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "'Gabby Giffords' husband, Mark Kelly, announced that he bought an assault weapon to make a point about gun control,' the video caption explains. 'He plans to sell it over state lines.'" ...
 

No 'slippery slope' toward total forcible citizen disarmament? Think again
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Advocates of more oppressive gun laws often criticize gun rights advocates for opposing even the most 'reasonable' new infringements on that which shall not be infringed, because doing so only gives 'gun control' advocates a beachhead from which to launch their next incursion on the Constitutionally guaranteed, fundamental human right of the individual to keep and bear arms." ...
 

'Gun control' oppresses the minority, as always
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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... "CSGV loves to hammer on the 'gun owners as minority' theme, and to dismiss gun rights advocates who are black, or female, or homosexual etc., as not representing the 'genuine opinion of' whichever minority demographic they are a part of. National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea has caught them in not one, but two recent, blatant examples of this unsavory behavior."

"The minority opinion, according to CSGV, can be safely disregarded, and the rights of those holding such opinions legitimately trampled. Whatever else one might say about CSGV, they cannot be accused of lack of respect for 'gun control's' long tradition of oppression of minorities." ...
 

California again proves that purpose of registration is confiscation
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"For those who have not paid attention to history, and are thus unaware that the very point of any gun registration regime is the eventual confiscation of the registered, and thus conveniently pinpointed, guns, California is kindly offering another lesson. From Bloomberg:" ...
 

Owning fire arms – right or obligation?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Several days ago, the authorities of the town of Nelson in Georgia held a preliminary discussion of a draft law, which, if adopted, would order (not allow, but order) every family in the town to have at least one fire weapon. The draft law was unanimously okayed by all the town council’s members. The final voting for this law is scheduled for April, but it can be said already now that with such sentiments of the town’s authorities, the law will most likely be adopted."

"Nelson’s population is only about 1,300 people. However, if every family even in such a small town arms itself, won’t this be too many armed people in one place?" ...
 

There's ANOTHER App for That
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Following yesterday's post, I was informed about 'Posted!' available on Google Play and iTunes." ...
 

The Hidden Cost of Newtown
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Last year, I was looking to open a state-of-the-art gun range. The cops were on board. And why not? The Providence po-po need a world-class training facility (i.e., one that doesn’t close in winter) to hone their firearms skills with simunitions, a 360-degree live fire shot house, separate cleaning and storage areas, classrooms, the works. And then Sandy Hook. The gun range project died on the spot. The post-Newtown push for civilian disarmament claimed another victim. Throughout the country, the Sandy Hook slaughter’s blowback is making us less safe, both as a society and individually. Check this tale from a commentator john B in Warwick, RI . . ." ...
 

What Decline? New York Times Uses Poll to Suggest Sharp Drop in Gun Ownership
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"There's something odd with a Sunday New York Times report on gun ownership in America. They claim the number of Americans owning guns are at its lowest since the 1970s. They attribute it to a reduction in violent crime, which contradicts the media narrative that we need more gun control, and the increased rates of Americans settling in urban areas. The problem is two years ago; the number of Americans owning guns was at 47 percent. Now, it's 35 percent. So, there was a twelve-point drop in two years, and a little over three months after Sandy Hook."

"How could that be right? ..." ...
 

NRA Does Not Support Universal Background Checks. Period.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"NBC News is reporting that the NRA won’t work to block Chuck Schumer’s universal background check bill so long as record keeping isn’t part of the deal. Just one problem — it’s just not true. Misreporting by NBC on a gun control issue? Say it ain’t so! To bring a little clarity to the matter, the NRA just released the following statement . . ." ...
 

Connecticut news station sets the record straight on the AR-15 (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"This news report from Connecticut is a great one to share with people who are still under the false impression that the 'AR' in AR-15 means "assault rifle," that these guns are fully automatic ..."
 

St. Patrick’s Day v. .50 Cal: A Slow Motion Celebration (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"I’m pretty sure destroying that much booze is considered a hate crime in Ireland. If you’re Irish and offended by the downright un-Christian waste of sweet, sweet booze ..."
 

New From Traditions Firearms: Frontier and Rawhide Single Actions
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Traditions Performance Firearms – known for their muzzleloaded rifles – is adding a couple of single action revolvers by Pietta to their line. Both the higher end Frontier models and budget priced Rawhide guns are updated from the original 1873 six shooter design with transfer bar safeties. The Frontier’s available in case color, blued and shiny nickel. You can get the Rawhide value model in any color you want as long as it’s black. Annoyingly, they don’t include pricing info in their press release which is reprinted after the jump . . ." ...
 

How it Happened: My Long Road to Team FNH USA
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"It was a couple days into the 2013 SHOT Show when it happened. The daily grind I had come to expect from trade show coverage was in full swing – long days, short nights, and the insatiable thirst of the Internet for news about the latest and greatest. Little did I know things were about to get even crazier . . ." ...
 

Class Review: KR Training – Defensive Long Gun
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"There has been a LOT of chatter here on TTAG and on the Internet in general about what makes the perfect home defense boomstick. Some say a pistol affords you the ability to run a flashlight, open doors and hoist children to safety if need be. Rifle proponents say there’s no replacement for 30 rounds of persuasion with some real knockdown power. Not to mention the ability to put accurate shots on target at spacious living room distances. And yet, Tailgunner Joe thinks a shotgun is the way to go. As do some other, wiser, more grounded people that actually know something about the subject. They feel that there is no replacement for a dose of 00 buck or a slug . . ." ...
 

Defense Distributed Setting Up “Pirate Bay” for CAD Files (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"I have to admit, these guys make some awesome videos. And it looks like they’re starting to expand the scope of their activities. They were founded with the idea of trying to make a printable gun, one that couldn’t be regulated away by governments and would give citizens the ability to defend themselves from criminals and tyrants. But since they started, they’ve run into roadblock after roadblock keeping them from achieving their 100% legal goal. Annoyed with the system, they’ve decided to try and change it by building a search engine for 3D objects that would never bend to takedowns or censor the material . . ." ...
 

The .44 AutoMag Pistol: More than a Hollywood handcannon (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Here in the US, we like our handguns calibers to start with a four which is kind of weird when you consider we are also on the everlasting search for a handgun with recoil on par with calibers that starts with a three. This has led to such rounds as the .44 Special, .44 Magnum, 40 S&W and the .44 Auto Magnum."

"Wait, you never heard of the Auto Mag? Well here’s the story." ...
 

The Battle Rifle: Origins And Theory, Part One
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Let’s say the proverbial balloon goes up tonight. It doesn’t matter why; maybe it’s a riot, maybe it’s Red Dawn, or maybe Janet Napolitano’s finally getting around to using that 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition she ordered. You can grab one legal rifle from your collection and hit the road, right now. What’s in your hand? The media thinks it’s an AR-15 or possibly a 'sniper rifle', but we know different, don’t we?" ...
 

Copy Clinton on guns, Feinstein tells Obama
Submitted by: D. Smith

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"Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the lead sponsor of a federal assault weapons ban, says President Obama needs to take a more active role in pushing legislation to prohibit military-style weapons."

"Feinstein says she wants Obama to match the effort former President Clinton made two decades ago to round up votes for the measure on Capitol Hill." ...
 

Russell Simmons Joins the Attack on Colion Noir
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"Russell Simmons has joined in the efforts to attack Colion Noir over his partnership with the NRA now too …" ...
 

Anti Gunner Mark Kelly, Gabby Gifford’s Husband, Tells CNN Why He Bought an AR15 (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"I’m sure you’ve heard that noted anti gunner, Mark Kelly, Gabby Giffords husband, purchased an AR15 the other day."

"Kelly went on Wolf Blitzer to discuss the purchase."

"He basically says it was a social experiment on how easy it is to purchase the gun." ...
 

After Aurora: How Mayor Bloomberg Planned to Make the Next Massacre Count
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"When the smoke cleared at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., in the wee hours of a Friday morning last July, 12 people were dead, 58 were injured and Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in New York, readying an assault of his own."

"The campaign that Mr. Bloomberg and his 'gun team' came up with in the hours and days after Aurora involved carpet-bombing Washington with millions from the mayor’s immense fortune and a media blitz that would be deployed following the next massacre." ...
 

Gabby Giffords' husband under fire after buying handgun and assault rifle on the day before they appeared at supermarket where she was shot
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"The husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords went to a Tucson gun store a week ago to buy a .45-caliber handgun and a military-style rifle the day before he appeared with his wife at the supermarket where she was wounded in a rampage two years ago."

"It didn't take long for the purchase to draw criticism from both sides of the gun debate."

"Mark Kelly said he bought the AR-15-style weapon to draw attention to the relative ease with which people can get the type of gun that the shooter used in the Newtown school and Colorado movie theater killings."

"Gun-rights advocates attacked him for being a hypocrite for buying the same gun that he has been lobbying Congress to ban." ...
 

America, You Must Not Look Away (How to Finish Off the NRA)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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... "But I have a prediction. I believe someone in Newtown, Connecticut – a grieving parent, an upset law enforcement officer, a citizen who has seen enough of this carnage in our country – somebody, someday soon, is going to leak the crime scene photos of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. And when the American people see what bullets from an assault rifle fired at close range do to a little child's body, that's the day the jig will be up for the NRA. It will be the day the debate on gun control will come to an end. There will be nothing left to argue over. It will just be over. And every sane American will demand action." ...
 

TX: Issue of guns at work about employees, not Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"So The Colony is considering allowing city employees with concealed-carry permits to bring their guns to work."

"'I want to have guns in as many hands of people licensed and legal to use them as I can,' said The Colony City Manager Troy Powell ..."

"Council member Perry Schrag chimed in: 'Frankly, I’m tired of law-abiding citizens being penalized for the actions of criminals ...'"

"Law-abiding? What do you think [redacted] was before he gunned down 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School? A law-abiding citizen."

"What was [redacted] before he allegedly walked into a theater in Aurora, Co.... What were [redacted] and [redacted] before they killed 13 others and terrorized an entire high school?" ...
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Submitter's Note: Well, one thing they all were was obscure. Post-shootings, however, they can count on old-media morons like you to keep putting their names out there.
 

MD: Maryland – Yes Maryland! – Tries to Legislate Against Stupidity
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"There oughta be a law! That’s the familiar cry of almost every aggrieved and aggravated citizen since, well, Rome. That said, there’s something particularly galling about a kid who’s kicked out of school because he ate his Pop-Tart the wrong way. Or his slice of pie in an unapproved manner. As a result, in a state that exhibits precious little common sense about gun laws, we’re now treated to the delicious irony of Maryland state senator J.B. Jennings trying to legislate against the knee-jerk edicts of mindless automatons on the public payroll. In response to the case of the Pop-Tart terrorist, he’s penned the Reasonable School Discipline Act of 2013 . . ." ...
 

FL: DGU of the Day: Roadside Rodent Edition
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"'I didn’t want to shoot him, but I had to. I shot him.' So says 81-year-old James Stevens, matter-of-factly. When he noticed a 2010 Kia following him for a longer period of time than could have been a coincidence, he decided not to lead the tail to his home. Instead, he pulled over next to an empty field. We might have chosen the nearest cop shop or another more public place, but there it is. Sure enough, the Kia pulled over, too . . ." ...
 

FL: 81 Year Old FL Man Shoots Alleged Robber After Suspect Followed Him for 20 Minutes
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"According to the MiamiHerald.com, An 81 year old FL man, James Stevens, was being followed in his car for over 20 minutes by another vehicle."

"Not wanting to lead the vehicle to his home, Stevens pulled over in a field near his home."

"The driver of the second car also pulled over, got out, and demanded Stevens give him 'everything he had.'"

"Stevens had armed himself with a .38 revolver as he pulled over."

"Stevens shot the man multiple times and there were four shots fired from the revolver." ...
 

TX: Store Owner Shoots and Kills Would Be Robber Armed With Toy Gun
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The owner of a smoke shop in Harris County, TX shot and killed a would be armed robber late last night."

"According to KHOU.com, The owner of the store said the would-be robber held a gun to his clerk’s head and demanded money."

"The clerk grabbed a loaded gun from under the counter and shot the suspect twice. The suspect ran into the parking lot, where he collapsed and died." ...
 

Number of companies refusing to sell to government entities in anti-gun states continues to grow
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The number of companies announcing a formal policy of not selling to law enforcement, individual officers, states or municipalities that have passed anti-gun ordinances or laws since the tragic December shooting in Connecticut is growing - daily- and there's no sign that the trend toward 'new laws mean no new products' is slowing. If anything, more companies are getting behind the idea that punishing law-abiding citizens for the acts of crazies isn't acceptable conduct."

"As of this writing, there hasn't been a single government response to those notices, but sooner or later, someone in those governments will realize the trend is not going to reverse. ..." ...
 

NY: Another NY SAFE Act Legal Challenge (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"There’s a race on in New York. Specifically, a race among lawyers to be the first to kill the NY SAFE Act. We’ve been talking about James Tresomnd’s challenge, which is already doing quite well and awaiting a ruling on an injunction from the courts to keep the act from going into effect. Another lawyer, Robert Shultz, is challenging the act through the use of a class action lawsuit against the governor and his cronies and has been instrumental in organizing the rallies in New York. And now it looks like Shultz will be the first to present oral arguments in court against the act this coming Wednesday. From LegeslativeGazette.com: . . ." ...
 

UT: Syracuse Council 'wholeheartedly' upholds Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The city council in this Davis County city has approved a resolution 'wholeheartedly' upholding the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms."

"The resolution, requested by council members Craig Johnson and Karianne Lisonbee, passed 5-0 late Tuesday night."

"The Syracuse City Council resolution asks local, state and national officials to engage in "responsible dialogue" on gun rights and criminal violence; encourages responsible gun ownership; and says the city supports legislation that does not ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and protects the open and concealed carry of firearms." ...
 

NY: Residents oppose new state gun law
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
Website: http://www.gunpoliticsny.com

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"If Monday's Public Safety Committee meeting is any indication, many people in Clinton County are opposed to the state's new gun law."

"County legislators are ready to back them up by sending a strongly worded resolution to Albany." ...
 

NY: State briefs mental health providers on SAFE law
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
Website: http://www.gunpoliticsny.com

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"Curtis Skinner’s story from our colleagues at the New York World on the federal Veterans Administration’s decision not to comply with the mental health reporting requirements of the new NY SAFE gun control act was especially timely because this section of the law goes into effect on Saturday." ...

"As Skinner reported, the VA says the state’s reporting requirements violate overarching federal laws on patient confidentiality." ...
 

NY: Energized residents target gun control law
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
Website: http://www.gunpoliticsny.com

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"Gun rights activists, hunters and others unleashed a fusillade of criticism Monday night for the state's sweeping new gun control law and rallied behind the call of one Hilltowns county lawmaker to repeal it."

"The overflow crowd spilled out of the gallery and up the aisles the County Legislature's chamber in the County Courthouse as Legislator Deborah Busch, a Berne Republican, circulated a proclamation condemning the NY SAFE Act and calling for its repeal." ...
 

NY: New York state's tough gun law causing a flurry of activity for local municipalities
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
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"In the weeks following passage of the New York state SAFE Act, described as the most stringent gun control law in the country by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, municipalities around the state were flooded with calls to determine what the law would mean for gun owners."

"One of the more pressing concerns in North Tonawanda and across Niagara County, officials said, was over an opt-out option for pistol owners looking for a public records exemption." ...
 

NY: Dutchess legislators join call for repeal of NY SAFE
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
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"Most of the almost four-hour Dutchess County Legislature meeting Monday night was spent on a measure that carries no force of law, but is emotionally charged. It was the memorializing resolution asking the state legislature to repeal and revise NY SAFE, the state gun control measure that several legislators and many public speakers said was rushed through in haste, during a post-midnight session in Albany."

"The public comment was heavily in support of the resolution, but there were also supporters of NY SAFE. Many who said NY SAFE should be left intact cited polls purportedly showing 65 percent of citizens surveyed also supporting the gun restrictions." ...
 

NY: Geddes to vote Tuesday on call to repeal NY SAFE Act
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
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"Geddes Town Supervisor Manny Falcone Jr., who has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, will ask the town board Tuesday to call for a repeal of the state's new tougher gun law and to support efforts to limit the information the public can have about gun owners."

"'The people who are law abiding citizens, who have guns, are really getting it stuck to them,' Falcone said Monday." ...
 

NY: Schuyler calls on NY lawmakers to annul gun-control law
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
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"A standing-room-only audience Monday night watched the Schuyler County Legislature join county lawmakers across the state in opposing the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, the SAFE Act, the state’s new gun control measure."

"Legislators passed the resolution unanimously without discussion."

"The county resolution states the SAFE Act 'severely impacts the possession and use of firearms now employed by the residents of Schuyler County for the defense of life, liberty and property.' Residents’ use of firearms for hunting and target shooting also is impacted by the new law, the resolution states." ...
 

NY: NBalt follows Greene on SAFE
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
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"Residents of New Baltimore have called for their town board to protect the 'valued tradition' of 'lawful ownership and use of firearms.'"

"A resolution passed by members of the New Baltimore town board Monday night called for the repeal of the enactment of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013." ...
 

MA: Ed Markey, Stephen Lynch Release First Ads Of Massachusetts Senate Campaign
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"Now Ed Markey's joined President Obama, fighting for tougher gun laws to make our communities safe," the narrator continues. Markey says, "In the Senate, I'll keep standing up to the gun lobby. I want these guns off our streets, and that's why I approve this message."
 

Senate panel passes background checks for gun owners
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"The Senate Judiciary Committee approved bills to extend background checks on gun purchases and improve school safety Tuesday, but postponed consideration of a bill to ban certain kinds of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines."

"The assault weapons ban was delayed to Thursday due to a conflict in Sen. Dianne Feinstein's schedule. Feinstein, D-Calif., is the lead sponsor of the ban." ...
 

Full court press on background checks
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A confidential source in Olympia advised Examiner over the weekend that Vice President Joe Biden may be, according to rumor, calling some wavering Democrats Monday apparently to encourage their support for a “universal background check” bill, while at the same time Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) is targeting Congressman Dave Reichert (R-8th District) for pressure on a federal background check bill." ...
 

Senate Dems pass background check bill, ignoring Grassley warning
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"While lawmakers in Olympia wrestle with a state universal background check measure, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today adopted on a 10-8 party line vote a similar measure that faces an uncertain future before the entire Senate." ...
 

New gun revenue will be no different than cigarette revenue once the states begin collecting
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"What is the real reason governments might tax guns and bullets?"

"Stand-up comedian Chris Rock once floated the idea that America could drastically reduce violent crime by charging a blanket rate of $5,000 per bullet."

"'Because if a bullet cost $5,000 there would be no more innocent bystanders,' the comic mused."

"'People would think twice before they killed somebody if a bullet cost $5,000.'"

"That Chris Rock is a funny guy. Some people consider him a genius. But the increasing chatter concerning plans to reduce the number of violent Americans by imposing stiff new taxes on guns and ammunition is creating the disturbing impression that some of our lawmakers are taking their cues from a comedian." ...
 

BREAKING: Details of Schumer’s Mandatory Background Check Bill (S. 374)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"We’ve finally gotten a look at Chuck Shumer’s proposed mandatory background check bill, and the truth is that this thing is ridiculous. The bill is overly broad, has some crazy penalties, and cracks the door WIDE open for government abuse. The full text of the bill is here, and since it’s in that terrible bill-speak legalese, I’ll try to summarize it for you . . ." ...
 

If gun control is so popular, why are Obama & Cuomo’s approval ratings declining?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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... "McClatchy-Marist poll shows Obama tumbling in voters’ eyes" ...

"Cuomo Continues Slide" ...

"GunPoliticsNY asks: How could his gun control agenda have 'broad support' if his approval rating dropped 20 points since December?"
 

CO: Local Lawmaker Spars with Officals on Gun Control (video story)
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"El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa is answering our questions about an ongoing dispute with local lawmakers."

"As we've been reporting state representative John Morse, (D) Colorado Springs, denies allegations that lawmakers would only support a bill to give sheriff's a pay raise if sheriff's supported new gun control measures."

"Sheriff Maketa brought up those allegations publicly after exchanging e-mails with a member of the County Sheriff's of Colorado Association."

"Maketa says that man hasn't said who gave him the idea." ...
 

CO: Colorado's hunters overlooked in gun control debate
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Amid the honking, the righteous trumpeting and the political drum beating, a significant voice in Colorado's current gun debate has been conspicuously quiet."

"Namely the hunters, nearly 300,000 a year who take part in the sport in Colorado, and an estimated 16 million nationally. In the absence of a unified moderate voice to compete with more extreme fringes of the political spectrum, their signal is often buried beneath the noise within the state Capitol dome."

"Hunters may understand the toxicity of the gun debate better than anyone else." ...
 

TX: Texas Lawmakers Take Up Gun Control Enforcement Ban (video story)
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"Gun laws and the Second Amendment rights: they’ve been talkers for months. Later Wednesday, Texas lawmakers will take up the issue at the Capitol."

"On Wednesday afternoon, lawmakers will hold a public hearing on House Bill 553, or the “Second Amendment Preservation Act.” The bill would make it a crime for a peace officer, state officer, or state employee to enforce Federal laws having to do with confiscating guns, banning guns, limiting magazine size, imposing ammo limits, taxing guns or ammo, or requiring registration of any gun or ammo. Under the bill, doing so would be a Class B misdemeanor, meaning up to six months in jail and up to a $5,000 fine." ...
 

CT: Gun control agenda narrows as skepticism grows
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"The only vote so far in this Congress on gun restrictions would impose tougher penalties for firearms trafficking, a measure that wouldn't have prevented the Dec. 14 shootings at a Connecticut elementary school."

"The Newtown victims were killed with a legally purchased gun." ...
 

WA: Background check bill bogged down by backlash
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"Developments over the weekend ramped up opposition to House Bill 1588, the controversial 'universal background check' measure in Olympia, and efforts to pass the measure through the House of Representatives bogged down even after – or perhaps because – Gov. Jay Inslee visited the House chamber to twist some arms." ...
 

CA: Bill would ban lead ammunition in California
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"Environmentalists are pushing legislation to ban lead ammunition in California to prevent toxins from poisoning scavengers that eat animal remains left by hunters." ...

"'There really is no question that lead ammo is a threat,' said Kim Delfino of Defenders of Wildlife. ..."

"Lead is a neurotoxin that has thwarted efforts to restore endangered California condors to their historic habitat. It's the major cause of death for condors and affects other scavengers such as bald eagles ... and turkey vultures."

"Opponents of restrictions ... cite the fact that incidences of poisoning have not declined despite a ban since 2008 on the use of lead ammunition in the eight-county area where condor recovery is under way." ...
 

MA: Malden High Gun Scare Caused by Water Pistol
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"A teacher's report of a gun sighting on the Malden High School campus prompted a quick police response Monday afternoon, though officers ultimately recovered only a 'neon-colored' water gun at the scene."

"While just a toy, fake guns are prohibited on-campus and can prompt a serious police response." ...
 

Police Loophole & Police Straw Purchases
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"According to the Police Loophole website, there are over 100 firearm companies that in some way are refusing to do business with 2nd Amendment infringing government entities. The recent actions by the unctuous governor of NY seemed to be the catalyst. My guess is that companies decided that enough is enough. Good for them. There is an interesting scenario that may play out as police departments try to place orders for gear. We may see a rise in Police Straw Purchases." ...
 

CA: Law Abiding Man’s Guns Confiscated in CA Due To Wife’s Voluntary Mental Hospitalization
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"According to TheBlaze.com, a man in CA, who, as far as can be determined, is law abiding and has no history of mental illness had his 3 guns confiscated by state agents in bullet proof vests because, wait for it, his wife voluntarily checked herself into a mental facility due to complications with medication she was taking." ...
 

IL: Man arrested with gun in holster challenging concealed carry ban
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"A Chicago man found with a loaded gun in his car says felony weapons charges against him should be dropped because of a court ruling that tossed out Illinois' concealed carry ban."

"Deafalla Haddad was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after he was pulled over for speeding in November in Schiller Park and informed the officer he was carrying a loaded gun in a waistband holster."

"His attorney, Matt Fakhoury, said the case should be dismissed because the law Haddad broke was found to be unconstitutional and because his actions would be legal in any other state." ...
 

WA: Corrections Officer Accused of Trading Cookies for Sex With Inmate
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"A Washington state corrections officer has been charged with first degree sexual misconduct after he was accused of trading homemade chocolate chip cookies and other items for sexual favors from a 22-year-old female inmate." ...
 

NY: NYPD officer Gilberto Valle found guilty of all charges in cannibalism plot
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"A New York City police officer has been convicted of plotting to kidnap and cook women alive, bringing to an end a macabre case that raised difficult questions about where the law draws the line between fantasy and reality."

"The federal jury found Gilberto Valle, a 28-year-old father with an admitted fetish for discussing cannibalism on the internet, guilty on all counts. He now faces life in prison." ...
 

CA: California Seizes Guns as Owners Lose Right to Keep Arms
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"Wearing bulletproof vests and carrying 40-caliber Glock pistols, nine California Justice Department agents assembled outside a ranch-style house in a suburb east of Los Angeles. They were looking for a gun owner who’d recently spent two days in a mental hospital."

"They knocked on the door and asked to come in. About 45 minutes later, they came away peacefully with three firearms."

"California is the only state that tracks and disarms people with legally registered guns who have lost the right to own them, according to Attorney General Kamala Harris. Almost 20,000 gun owners in the state are prohibited from possessing firearms, including convicted felons, those under a domestic violence restraining order or deemed mentally unstable." ...
 

IL: Cook County Sheriff Running Private Party Firearm Sales Stings?
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"Illinois gun owners beware. There’s a tale going around the Intertubes that the Cook County Sheriff is setting up stings through Armslist. As the story goes, they pose as gun buyers and try to get sellers to complete an illegal sale. Illinois gun owners need a FOID card just to touch a gun, and one poster describes a meet with undercover cops who say they don’t have one. When the seller balks, they then offer more money entice him to ignore that fact . . ." ...
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Submitter's Note: In the attached video, a law school professor explains in quite a lot of detail why you never talk to the police. Never!
 

NJ: NJ Mother Pressured To Turn Over Her Guns, Charged With ‘Terroristic Threats’ After Reading The Constitution At Tax Dispute Assembly
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    "
  • Eileen Hart objected to a state re-evaluation of her property value that would drastically increase her tax rates

  • She read the Constitution at a tax dispute forum and called one of the appraisers a 'pencil-pusher'

  • One of tax officials called 911 saying Hart threatened to return with a gun, but she unequivocally denies the claim

  • Hart was charged with making 'terroristic threats' and told that if she didn’t turn over her weapons, her bail would be prohibitively high and it was unclear how long she would have to remain in jail"

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Submitter's comment: This is the treatment you should expect when you dare to read the Constitution in public in the Democratic People's Republic of New Jersey. The police state is here.
 

IA: Iowa Sheriffs Decision to Trash (Instead of Save) Carry Permit Applications Causes Controversy
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"The Iowa sheriffs who oversee the counties of O’Brien and Woodbury have caused a stir with their decision to trash carry permit applications once they’re processed, instead of saving them for the three-year period that the Iowa Department of Public Safety recommends."

"Why is this a big deal? Put another way, does it even matter that these counties destroy the applications once a gun owner has been issued or denied a carry permit?"

"Ross Loder of the Iowa Department of Public Safety told the Des Moines Register that while junking the paperwork that is supposed to be part of the public record isn’t illegal, it’s not the preferred protocol given the following concerns:" ...
 

FL: South Florida Cops Confiscate Camera and Delete Footage, Claiming They Feared it was a Gun
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"A South Florida cop said he was in fear for his life when he snatched a man’s camera from his hand on Tuesday, handing it over to a second cop who deleted the video that had just been recorded."

"The cops then kept the camera, handing Juan Santana a receipt where he was told he could pick it up later."

"The Hialeah cop, later identified as Antonio Sentmanat, told Santana that he thought the Sony Bloggie camera was a gun." ...
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Submitter's Note: Two words for all you amateur video journalists out there: Backup Camera.
 

PA: Cop charged with DUI made threats, authorities say
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"A PHILADELPHIA police officer drove drunk Monday night, crashed into two cars in Southwest Philadelphia, then threatened the occupants of the other cars, authorities said Tuesday."

"Joseph Kelly, 53, a 23-year veteran assigned to the Traffic Unit, was charged with several offenses, including driving under the influence, criminal mischief, terroristic threats, simple assault, intimidation and reckless endangerment, according to the District Attorney's Office." ...
 

Private citizens remain on their own in U.S.
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... "Let me revisit the issue of women’s safety. 
Paxton Quigley’s latest book, 'Armed and Female: Taking Control'
(2010), is a revised edition of her 1989 original ... the 
sequel mentioned here is more comprehensive and current. It provides valuable safety tips for women. To learn more, simply access paxtonquigley.com."

"Also, on the same issue of personal safety and security, I have formerly shared my sentiments alluding to 'Dial 911 and Die!' via jpfo.org. This special report explodes the myths about 911, police protection
and restraining orders.
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"Finally, 'Nobody ever Raped a .38!' on thetruthaboutguns.com, brings to mind Jack Burton’s excellent commetary, 'Smith and Wesson Military and Police
Revolver: A Gun’s Autobiography.' ..." ...
 

NY: Amid SAFE Act, two new indoor gun ranges on tap
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"Public shooting opportunities indoors may be about to triple in Buffalo Niagara as construction continues toward a June completion date for an indoor range in the Village of Depew, with yet another range coming up for approval Thursday before the West Seneca Planning Board." ...
 

WA: Gun community acts fast to help KCSO manhunt
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"After an alert went out late Sunday regarding a man wanted in connection with the slaying of two people in the Renton area – and it appeared he had been looking online for gun show information in the Northwest and Nevada – the Washington Arms Collectors quickly cooperated with authorities to tip their members." ...
 

Bericht Von Internationale Waffen Ausstellung
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"IWA is an abbreviation for Internationale Waffen Ausstellung (International Weapons Exhibition). It’s an annual trade-show for the shooting, hunting and firearms industry in Nuremberg, Germany. (No irony there.) I wanted to send Leghorn but the boy’s busy blogging and practicing for his debut on FNH USA’s 3-Gun team. Luckily, thetacticalwire.com had a man on the ground: Frank James. Mr. James reveals that the IWA Show was originally developed to showcase the products and skills of the German gunsmiths and firearms trade. It has since become the leading European international trade exhibition for the hunting, the shooting sports and outdoor equipment of all types and in recent years for law enforcement and personal security. ..." ...
 

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Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest. — Mahatma Gandhi

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