Keep and Bear Arms
Home Members Login/Join About Us News/Editorials Archives Take Action Your Voice Web Services Free Email
You are 1 of 884 active visitors Friday, September 20, 2019
EMAIL NEWS
Main Email List:
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

State Email Lists:
Click Here
SUPPORT KABA
» Join/Renew Online
» Join/Renew by Mail
» Make a Donation
» Magazine Subscriptions
» KABA Memorial Fund
» Advertise Here
» Use KABA Free Email

» JOIN/Renew NOW! «
 
SUPPORT OUR SUPPORTERS

 

YOUR VOTE COUNTS

Keep and Bear Arms - Vote In Our Polls
Do you support Michael Bloomberg's efforts to shred the Second Amendment?
No
Yes

Current results
Earlier poll results
1410 people voted

 

SPONSORED LINKS

 
» U.S. Gun Laws
» AmeriPAC
» NoInternetTax
» Gun Show On The Net
» 2nd Amendment Show
» SEMPER FIrearms
» Colt Collectors Assoc.
» Personal Defense Solutions

 

 

 

Today | By Month
Newslinks for 3/13/2014

Submit
Newslinks
Search
Newslinks
ID: Scurrilous Satire Redux: Krafft on Hampikian
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Professor Greg Hampikian of Idaho’s Boise State University recently penned a piece for the New York Times asking When May I Shoot a Student? Given that his thumbnail bio at the bottom of the page states that he is a professor of Criminal Justice (in addition to the Biology professorship he claims in the essay) I must assume that the piece is satirical, but since I am sure that he has colleagues as clueless as he is pretending to be, I am going to address his points as if they weren’t . . ." ...
 

NJ: The NJ Firearms ID Application, Intentional Trap For The Unwary?
Submitted by: Anonymous

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
In an effort to present a full picture to the plight of outspoken NJ Gun law critic James Kaleda, I felt it wise to devote an entire column to the dissection of the New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification card application.
An unwary or naive applicant can easily run afoul of the law, through no real fault of their own and absent any criminal intent or deliberate effort to mislead or provide false information

SUBMITTER'S COMMENT: The Democratic People's Republic of New Jersey not only requires that citizens apply for a permit to exercise a constitutional right, but sets snares to trap those innocents who do so.
 

GA: Georgia Media Overlook Move To Dangerously Expand State's "Stand Your Ground" Law
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Another point it would have been worth exploring: Even in states that impose a duty to retreat, it may be qualified so much that in practice it is little different from "stand your ground." In New York, for example, the victim of a public assault is expected to retreat rather than use lethal force only if he "knows" he can do so "with complete personal safety" for himself and others. Furthermore, there is an exception for someone who "reasonably believes that [the] other person is committing or attempting to commit a kidnapping, forcible rape, forcible criminal sexual act or robbery."
 

FL: NRA Takes Home Another Victory With Florida Special Election Win
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
In case you missed it last night, Republican David Jolly won the special election in Florida's 13th Congressional District. The victory was seen as an indictment of Democratic support for Obamacare, but the National Rifle Association also went home victorious last night after helping to provide resources that boosted Jolly to a win.
 

OH: 10 Years Of Conceal Carry Sees Scores Of Permits, Lingering Debate
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Last year, more than 145,000 conceal carry licenses were issued by Ohio counties, almost twice that of 2012.

And since it was enacted in 2004, there are now 400,000 residents who are permitted to conceal their handguns on their person.

Rick Kaleda of the Buckeye Firearms Association told Sound of Ideas host Mike McIntyre that these numbers speak for themselves, in demonstrating people’s interest in armed self-defense.
 

WA: Charges dropped against homeowner who killed teen
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
A Clark County judge today dismissed all charges against a Vancouver homeowner who shot and killed an alleged car prowler in January 2013.

Superior Court Judge Dan Stahnke dismissed a second-degree murder charge against Sean H. Doucette at the request of prosecutors.

“This has had a very damaging impact on his life,” Doucette’s attorney, Steven Thayer, said Wednesday. “He had to go to considerable expense to defend himself and to redeem himself, and essentially, he had to prove his innocence, which he has done.”

Doucette shot and killed Iosif Dumitrash, 19, of Portland just before 4 a.m. Jan. 29, 2013, in the 14800 block of Northeast 33rd Street.
 

FL: “Warning shot” bill passes last Senate committee stop
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Legislation expanding Florida’s self-defense law to include showing a weapon or firing a warning shot in self-defense has sped through the Senate with bipartisan support.


The bill (SB 448) would include the “threatened use of force” in Florida’s self-defense statute.


Currently, the law – commonly referred to as Stand Your Ground – allows a person to use deadly force if they fear death or “great bodily harm,” but it includes no provision for firing a warning shot or showing a weapon.
 

CA: Applications For Concealed Gun Permits Surge In California
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Californians have flooded several sheriff offices with applications and inquiries for permits to carry concealed guns.

Sheriffs in some politically conservative or rural counties reported spikes in applications while other counties in the state experienced smaller increases.

Demand is being driven by a federal appeals court ruling last month that made it easier for residents to obtain the hard-to-get permits. About 56,000 Californians have a concealed-weapons permit in a state of 38 million residents.
 

CA: Residents refuse to surrender high-capacity magazines as ban begins in California town
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Residents had until Thursday to turn in their magazines, Ruchman wrote, but by that afternoon he had come across some pretty shocking statistics:

“Sunnyvale police say nobody has showed up at the city's Department of Public Safety to turn over their magazines,” he reported last week.

One of those high-capacity magazine owners is 67-year-old Leonard Fyock, who is also a plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging the law filed by the National Rifle Association. Speaking to Ruchman last week, he said he simply gathered his soon-to-be-contraband ammunition holders and took them outside of Sunnyvale limits.
 

IL: Concealed Carry Classes Offered in Evergreen Park
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Illinois Public Safety Training Group is a multi-faceted group of law enforcement and civilian instructors with certifications to conduct classes in concealed carry, self defense and use of force.

The group's instructors have over 50 years' experience in law enforcement, security services and training and all maintain instructor level certifications.
 

IN: County school leaders oppose gun bill
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
The first thing Dr. David Adams did when asked about the bill allowing licensed gun owners to have their weapons in a school parking lot was bring out his wallet and show his gun permit.

"I have a gun permit. I own a gun. I'm not highly trained. I know there are a lot of people who feel like they have the right to carry their gun anywhere. I get that. I just don't think a school is a good place to keep and store those," said Adams, the superintendent of Shelbyville Central Schools.

Originally a bill to address gun buybacks, Senate Bill 229 was amended to allow licensed gun owners to bring firearms onto school property as long as the weapons are kept in a locked vehicle out of sight.
 

ID: Victims' mothers seek veto of guns on campus
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Lori Haas and Mary Kay Mace wrote Governor Otter today urging him to veto SB 1254. Both women have daughters who fell victim to gun violence in two separate rampage shootings on different college campuses.

Emily Haas survived two gunshots to the head while attending French class at Virginia Tech in April of 2007. Ryanne Mace was a sophomore majoring in Psychology when she ​​ was killed at Northern Illinois University in February of 2008, just three months shy of turning twenty.
 

WI: Charges dropped in tavern stabbing
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Prosecutors recently dropped charges against 37-year-old Richard J. West after it was determined he rightfully defended himself against 44-year-old David D. Peterson with a small pocket knife at Whispering Pines Tavern.

“While the (surveillance) video didn’t show everything, it did support the eyewitness accounts that after the initial conflict was over, the alleged victim jumped in, and it was then that Mr. West wound up on his back on the floor getting the crap kicked out of him,” said Jackson County District Attorney Gerald Fox, who filed the original charges.

“His use of force was therefore reasonable, so the dismissal was on the basis of lawful self-defense.”
 

NY: New York high school student suspended for NRA pro-2nd Amendment T-shirt
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
A high school student in upstate New York was suspended for wearing an NRA T-shirt that touted the second amendment after he refused to turn it inside out or cover the words with duct tape.

Shane Kinney, a 16-year-old sophomore from Grand Island, located between Niagara Falls and Buffalo, served a one-day, in-school suspension Monday after he refused last Friday to turn his T-shirt inside out at the request of the vice principal at Grand Island High School. The shirt was emblazoned with the NRA logo and the words, “2nd Amendment Shall not be Infringed” across the back.
 

Obama pick: Doctors should grill you on guns
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
A Senate confirmation showdown is looming for President Obama’s choice to be U.S. surgeon general, largely as a result of the nominee’s ardent gun-control advocacy.

Thirty-seven-year-old Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy is lauded for his leadership abilities and for his ability to promote healthy lifestyles in a dynamic manner. He is also the co-founder of Doctors for America, an organization that advocates gun control and urges physicians to ask detailed questions of their patients about gun ownership and usage.

Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt says that alone ought to disqualify Dr. Murthy.
 

OK: OK Bill Allowing Guns On School Campuses Gains Momentum
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Oklahoma lawmakers continue discussing the possibility of allowing guns on school property. HB 2329 passed overwhelmingly on the floor of the Oklahoma House of Representatives Monday, but there is still a heated debate over whether guns on school property is the right call.

Currently, many legal gun owners who pick children up from school might be committing felonies. Adults with guns who stay in their vehicles are following the law. Those who leave their vehicles with a gun inside on school property are committing a felony. HB 2329 would change that, allowing guns to be locked in cars on school property.
 

CO: Activist wants citizens to decide on Castle Rock open-carry ban
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
The town council approved the repeal of the ban on second reading Jan. 28 .

The measure would have taken effect Feb. 27 and allowed open carry of firearms on all town-owned and -managed properties and buildings. Council's vote was 4-3, with Clark Hammelman, Chip Wilson and Mark Heath voting no. Wilson and Heath thought the issue should go to the voters, which was why Guentensberger said he collected the 2,657 signatures he submitted.
 

'Stand Your Ground' Is Neither New nor Unusual
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Another point it would have been worth exploring: Even in states that impose a duty to retreat, it may be qualified so much that in practice it is little different from "stand your ground." In New York, for example, the victim of a public assault is expected to retreat rather than use lethal force only if he "knows" he can do so "with complete personal safety" for himself and others. Furthermore, there is an exception for someone who "reasonably believes that [the] other person is committing or attempting to commit a kidnapping, forcible rape, forcible criminal sexual act or robbery."
 

Court: Choose between constitutional rights
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
The U.S. Supreme Court apparently has decided to let Americans choose between their Second and Fourth Amendment rights, leaving untouched a lower court decision that supported the use of a violent SWAT attack on a man’s home because authorities were concerned about the mere presence of a weapon.

The Rutherford Institute represented John Quinn, who was shot in the no-knock raid by officers because he thought his home was being invaded by criminals and reached for his weapon.

Attorneys with William Olson P.C. and the the United States Justice Foundation also submitted the friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of Quinn.
 

FL: Standing on Shaky Ground
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Yesterday, we marched. Yesterday, we chanted. And yesterday, we stood in solidarity against an unjust law. Convening in Tallahassee, Florida, we organized a massive rally in a state that is ground zero for the outrageous ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws that have propped up in dozens of states. Joined by the parents of both Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, as well as surviving family members of Emmett Till, we marched by the hundreds to the State Capitol. ‘Stand Your Ground’ is an affront to the safety and security of our children, and we must reform this egregious law before we keep the nation standing on shaky ground.
 

CA: Town Bans Ammo Magazines but No One’s Turned Any in Yet
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
One day, the happy little town of Sunnyvale, Calif., had a brilliant idea: Ban all the guns to stop all the violence! (Or, at least, ban all the “magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.”) And so they did, via a referendum. Unfortunately, the old trope of people “clinging” to their guns proved true: According to the town’s police, no one has turned in any high-capacity ammo magazines yet.
 

FL: Top Six Gun-Related Bills Being Discussed by Florida Legislature
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
The Florida Legislature has been busy writing up bills willy-nilly these past few weeks, all in an effort to make the Sunshine State not so ridiculous in the eyes of the rest of the nation.

And while there are some important things to discuss -- like the legalization of weed, for example -- legislators are also tackling the ol' Florida tradition of gun laws.
 

How to Fail 101: Sue in Federal Court
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
A 10-year battle using firearms to challenge the scope of federal power under the commerce clause ended with a whimper when the U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to hear MSSA v. Holder.

Montana Shooting Sports Association president Gary Marbut initiated the lawsuit after the Montana legislature passed the first Firearms Freedom Act in the U.S. The bill prohibited the feds from enforcing any federal gun laws on firearms manufactured in and kept within the borders of the state.
 

CO: Open carry now permitted in El Paso County parks
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Gun owners can now openly carry their weapons in El Paso County parks.

The Board of County Commissioners unanimously reversed a ban on open carry on parks on Tuesday.

The vote allows open carry, but the law still bans firing a weapon, and setting off fireworks or other explosive devices.

Their vote was unanimous, 4-0, and though Commissioner Hisey wasn't present for the vote, he said if he were, it still would have been unanimous because he also supported overturning the ban.
 

New Dem trial balloon? Anti-gun Rahm Emanuel for president
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Yesterday’s Washington Times reported the speculation, apparently gathering some steam, that Democrat party insiders are promoting vehemently anti-gun Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as the party’s presidential nominee in 2016.

This is not the first time such speculation has been printed as a substitute for news. Lloyd Grove, writing in the Daily Beast almost one month ago reported that Emanuel, who served in both the Clinton and Obama administrations, “is said by well-connected Democrats to be considering the idea of running for president if Hillary Clinton opts out of the 2016 race.”
 

CT: Connecticut activists ready to ‘ramp up the pressure’
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Connecticut gun rights activists are using yesterday’s report of a home invasion by an on-line southwest Florida news service to bolster their opposition to the Constitution State’s new gun control law, and today Reason.com is reporting that one police agency is conducting an internal investigation of an officer who said he would like to “bang down your door and come after your gun.”
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
It is difficult to maintain the illusion that we are interpreting a Constitution, rather than inventing one. — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia, in his minority dissenting opinion in Nebraska vs. Carhart

COPYRIGHT POLICY: The posting of copyrighted articles and other content, in whole or in part, is not allowed here. We have made an effort to educate our users about this policy and we are extremely serious about this. Users who are caught violating this rule will be warned and/or banned.
If you are the owner of content that you believe has been posted on this site without your permission, please contact our webmaster by following this link. Please include with your message: (1) the particulars of the infringement, including a description of the content, (2) a link to that content here and (3) information concerning where the content in question was originally posted/published. We will address your complaint as quickly as possible. Thank you.

 
NOTICE:  The information contained in this site is not to be considered as legal advice. In no way are Keep And Bear Arms .com or any of its agents responsible for the actions of our members or site visitors. Also, because this web site is a Free Speech Zone, opinions, ideas, beliefs, suggestions, practices and concepts throughout this site may or may not represent those of Keep And Bear Arms .com. All rights reserved. Articles that are original to this site may be redistributed provided they are left intact and a link to http://www.KeepAndBearArms.com is given. Click here for Contact Information for representatives of KeepAndBearArms.com.

Thawte.com is the leading provider of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and digital certificate solutions used by enterprises, Web sites, and consumers to conduct secure communications and transactions over the Internet and private networks.

KeepAndBearArms.com, Inc. © 1999-2019, All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy