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Russia: Full auto AK's and grenade launchers in gun free Vladivostock.
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Russian special armed police kill 3 suspects in Vladivostok raid
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"The inhabitants of the apartment opened fire with automatic weapons and a grenade launcher," Avrora Rimskaya said. "Law enforcement officers opened fire in response. As a result the three suspects were killed."

Russian special armed police forces in Vladivostok killed three men on Saturday in a raid on an apartment looking for suspects in an earlier attack on three Chinese businessmen in the Far Eastern Russian city.

The senior assistant to the chief investigator of the Primorye Territory branch of the Prosecutor General's Office said three men suspected of involvement in the attack on the Chinese had been killed.
 

PA: Too many guns
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Many supporters of gun possession say that they need firearms to protect themselves and their homes. Yet most of us know that the chances of our actually having to defend our homes against intruders are very slim - slimmer in any case than the chances of our firearm being used lethally, by accident or on purpose, by a resident or visitor to the home.

Other supporters of firearms say that we must exercise our Second Amendment rights or they will be taken away from us. There is considerable debate about what the Second Amendment means, and a strong constitutional argument that it does not confer the untrammeled right for everyone to possess firearms.

Ed.: Third letter on the page. Also, the comments are instructive.
 

Law and Disorder
Submitted by: Larry

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The same principle applies in police work. The Washington Post Magazine recently ran a story about the mayor of Berwyn Heights, a small town in Prince George's County, Maryland. The county police executed a drug raid on the mayor's house; the raid turned up no evidence but left Mayor Calvo and his wife traumatized; among other things, the police shot and killed the couple's two dogs. Even the best police forces sometimes act on bad tips. But those mistakes are fewer when officers are numerous enough to know the communities in which they work. And the errors that remain are less costly when the police force is sufficiently well staffed that an ordinary house search does not resemble a military action. Nationwide, the number of local police officers per 100,000 population stands at 245; in New York City at its peak size in 1999, the NYPD employed 561 officers per 100,000. In Prince George's County, the number is 195. Given a larger police force, Calvo's dogs might still live. So might his trust in the decency of his community's law enforcement personnel.

Ed.: An interesting, albeit long, read.
 

Barack Obama fuels gun buying boom with pledge to tighten laws
Submitted by: Trapper

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Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with demand, and many gun shops running low on stock as the US public buys weapons in anticipation of tighter controls.

Gun control advocates are pinning their hopes on the president as they lobby for tougher legislation that they say could help prevent massacres such as that carried out by Michael McLendon in Alabama last week, in which ten people died.

Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign Against Gun Violence, said: "Our nation must take action to make it harder for dangerous people to get dangerous weapons."
 

ND: New displays at Gun Show
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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More than 50 vendors from the border states filled 180 tables at the Minot Municipal Auditorium this weekend with guns, knives, ammunition, World War I and II weapon displays, coin collections, gun cases, fishing gear and gun accessories for the thousands expected at the 38th Annual Minot Rifle and Pistol Club Gun Show.
 

AL: Debate re-ignited on sale of assault weapons
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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Last week's horrific killings in south Alabama put the state in the crosshairs of the ongoing national debate about gun control. An e-mail from five gun-control organizations arrived at the Montgomery Advertiser less than 24 hours after Michael Kenneth McLendon, 28, of Coffee County killed 10 people and himself in an hour-long bloody spree last Tuesday afternoon.
 

DC: Homeland Security plans for violence on U.S. border
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Tighter gun control and stronger law enforcement in Southwestern states were recommended Thursday by lawmakers concerned about drug violence in Mexico possibly spilling across the border.

The escalating violence — which has killed thousands, mostly south of the border — has been blamed on Mexican drug cartels which one Homeland Security official described as the biggest organized-crime threat facing the United States.

Roger Rufe, Homeland Security’s head of operations, outlined the agency’s plans for protecting the border, a response that includes — as a last resort — deploying military personnel and equipment to the region if other agencies are overwhelmed.
 

FL: Man kills 4 at gathering in Miami, then kills self
Submitted by: Trapper

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A man shot four people to death at a family gathering early Sunday, then went home and killed himself, police said.

The shootings apparently stemmed from some sort of domestic dispute, according to a sergeant with the Miami Police Department's homicide division.

Officers got a call shortly after midnight that numerous shots had been fired and a red pickup truck had been spotted leaving the scene. They arrived and found four bodies.

Soon after, someone called police to say a building about three miles away was on fire and more shots had been heard. That's where they found the alleged gunman dead.

 

Government Destroys Once Fired Brass Cases
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"The military can sell reloadable brass for $2.00/lb. Brass that has been destroyed for reloading purposes and value sells for about .35/lb. So the DLA is expecting taxpayers to pay DoD extra to make reloadable brass unavailable to civilian gun owners."

"Why is this a problem? The RKBA is only as good as the ammunition supply for the firearms we own."

"..designated to be Demil code B..this notice will serve as official notification which requires..Scrap Venture (SV) to implement mutilation as a condition of sale for all sales of fired munitions effective immediately..requires SV to immediately cease delivery..attest to the mutilation after delivery. A certificate of destruction is required in either case."
 

Drug Cartels' New Weaponry Means War
Submitted by: Mark Feit

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It was a brazen assault, not just because it targeted the city's police station, but for the choice of weapon: grenades.

The Feb. 21 attack on police headquarters in coastal Zihuatanejo, which injured four people, fit a disturbing trend of Mexico's drug wars. Traffickers have escalated their arms race, acquiring military-grade weapons, including hand grenades, grenade launchers, armor-piercing munitions and antitank rockets with firepower far beyond the assault rifles and pistols that have dominated their arsenals.

Most of these weapons are being smuggled from Central American countries or by sea, eluding U.S. and Mexican monitors who are focused on the smuggling of semiauto- matic and conventional weapons purchased from dealers in the U.S. border states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.
 

If you're reading this blog, you could be a terrorist ...
Submitted by: Larry

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If you haven't heard by now, the Missouri Information Analysis Center issued a no-longer-secret report about what it considers to be signs of a suspected terrorist:

"The Feb. 20 report called "The Modern Militia Movement" mentions such red flags as political bumper stickers for third-party candidates, such as U.S. Rep. Ron Paul [sic]¹, who ran for president last year; talk of conspiracy theories, such as the plan for a superhighway linking Canada to Mexico; and possession of subversive literature."

¹UPDATE: David Bardallis wrote to me pointing out that Ron Paul was NOT a Third Party candidate.
 

Some Journalists Get it Right on Guns and Liberty
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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"It would probably be a good idea to let the paper know you appreciate the coverage they're providing. The Lakeland Times sure looks like a site worth bookmarking. And it looks like the kind of hometown paper I wish I had the option of subscribing to where I live."
 

CA: Unconvinced on gun rights issue
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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And forget our current president’s rich history of endorsements, to include the criminal prosecution of people who use firearms in self-defense, a 500 percent increase in the federal excise tax on firearms and ammunition, and a complete ban on handgun ownership.

Thank you, Mr. Abrams, for pointing out that, since nothing has happened in the past few months to threaten our rights, obviously nothing will ever happen.

And as much as I appreciate his opinion, I will continue to base mine on words, actions, and voting records, not an empty sense of well-being.
 

DC: John Ensign psychically knows what DC residents really want
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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I take it back. Despite my initial impressions, Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) has obviously thought long and hard about withholding congressional representation from the District's 600,000 residents. ...Ensign concocted an amendment that would dismantle the city's gun control laws, and stapled it onto the DC vote bill (using a staple gun I can only assume). The bill, NRA kiss-up amendment included, passed the Senate. Now it and the gunless House version must somehow be reconciled.

Ensign had muttered to Politico that he "hadn't given it much thought," but now we see he was just jerking our chain, because yesterday we found he had written an op-ed for the Washington Post explaining his ironclad reasoning for keeping the District voiceless.
 

A Look at the Jury System and Our Participation in It
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Very simply the goal is to get seated. Suppose they pass a law that absolutely forbids the possession of any type of a gun whatsoever. Suppose all the courts and judges are all stacked and beholden to evil. (Is this a big supposition?) Suppose Joe Patriot was found with a gun. Suppose the penalty was death. Suppose you were on the jury and the defendant openly admitted that he had the gun and the facts are beyond dispute. The "Judge" instructs the jury as to what the "current law" is and tells you to apply it to the facts.

Now off you go with eleven Oprah/Jerry Springer drones to the deliberation room. The jury foreman goes through the facts and the law, and then you all vote either to acquit or to convict. You are the lone hope for a righteous outcome, the lone hope for justice to prevail. Here is the point of conscience. Here is the point of real power. You can simply vote to acquit and give your fellow jurors no reason at all. Or you could tell them anything they want to hear. Tell them you think Joe Patriot was framed. Tell them you think he was pressured or hypnotized into confessing. Tell them you think he is being drugged by CIA mind control drugs. Whatever you do, don’t wave your nullification flag.
 

Issue of Gun Rights Still Holds Sway
Submitted by: Trapper

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Democrats have been exorcising some of their most stubborn political demons of late.

But there is one issue that retains the power to leave Democrats quivering: gun rights. Gun issues still persistently tie the party in knots and have been used by Republicans to stall two major bills this year, with more likely to come.

“It is a hot-button issue,” said Representative Allen Boyd, Democrat of Florida, a longtime hunter and one of the moderates who typically split from the more liberal wing of the party to support the rights of gun owners. “Some people around here know they can use it as a wedge issue, and they try to do that.”
 

WA: Gun rights community should not cheer so loud over demise of Seattle P-I
Submitted by: Dave Workman
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-4525-Seattle-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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When it was announced earlier this year that the Seattle Post-Intelligencer was on the block, far too many cheered its imminent demise as a voice in the Pacific Northwest. Not the least of criticism came from gun owners who have long felt that the P-I had, through editorials and editorial cartoons, been unfair, lopsided, occasionally vindictive and even vicious toward the Second Amendment.
 

AR: Columnist's antic foreshadows threat of firearm bill
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Equally appalling was Brantley's offense against our profession. Newspapers serve to buffer the public against abuses of power by governments, industries and demagogues. This is one of only two times I've ever seen a newspaper project as an act of hostility upon the public. The Commercial-Appeal in Memphis is the other. It published the link to Tennessee's concealed carry database, inspiring Brantley to do the same here.

That's just a small taste of what will happen if HR-45 becomes federal law. HR-45 will implement a "system of licensing for purchasers of certain firearms and for a record of sale system for those firearms, and for other purposes." Be especially aware of that last clause, "for other purposes."
 

DC: DC Attorney General Peter Nickels acts schizophrenic on constitutional rights
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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On March 3, 2009, the Washington Times reported that District of Columbia Attorney General Peter J. Nickels said that DC residents owning certain legally registered long guns will be barred from re-registering them in three years due to the DC City Council's quietly passed December 2008 amendments to DC's gun control statutes. These changes make it unlawful to register long guns if the guns have certain features such as pistol grips even though long guns with pistol grips are in common use across the United States.
 

Well, boys and girls, this is proof positive you've scared the brown cheese out of the Obamanoids
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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JPFO has this about the Pentagon shutting off the tap of once-fired brass to civilian shooters. What's next? Suspension of the Civilian Marksmanship Program? At a time when government is desperate for every dime, there is no other explanation for this move -- you've scared the excrement out of the Obamanoids with your concerted efforts to stockpile ammo. This is proof that they now view YOU as the enemy.

Of course this comes as no surprise.

Write your letters to your Senators and Congressmen as Gary Marbut suggests and put your opposition on the record, but redouble your efforts to acquire ammunition by any means possible.
 

AL: More commentary on THIS
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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18 USC, § 1385

Whoever willfully uses any part of the Army to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.


LTC Wile has by his willful initiative used the Army to, in his words, "call the local police and offer the assistance of the Army military police to stand at posts and enforce the cordon in a major undertaking ... he and his soldiers had to respond and deal with this incident; they took care of business."

Sounds like the transcript of a confession.
 

Pentagon plans 'spy' blimp
Submitted by: Larry

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The Pentagon on Thursday said it intends to spend $400 million to develop a giant dirigible that will float 65,000 feet above the Earth for 10 years, providing intricate radar surveillance of the vehicles, planes and people below.

“It is absolutely revolutionary,” The LA Times quoted Werner JA Dahm, chief scientist for the air force, on the proposed unmanned airship -- describing it as a cross between a satellite and a spy plane. The 450-foot-long craft would give the US military a better understanding of an adversary's movements, habits and tactics, officials said. According to the report, the ability to constantly monitor small movements in a wide area, such as the Pak-Afghan border, would dramatically improve military intelligence. “It is constant surveillance, uninterrupted,” Dahm said.
 

AR: Max Brantley - It's My Fault
Submitted by: ARCCA
Website: http://www.arkansascca.org/blog/

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David Kinkade of the Arkansas Project emailed me a most hilariously titled article in the Arkansas Times this week by Max Brantley.

Several people I know, David in particular, has suggested that we dub HB 1623, the concealed carry privacy bill, "Max's Law" if it goes to the Governor.

Max apparently agrees

This from The Arkansas Times, "It's safe to predict that the Arkansas Senate will follow the House's lead and complete action this week on a bill that will close the records of concealed weapon permit holders. Blame me for a law that will make government less accountable.

 

CA: Local views clash on carrying guns in public
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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The guns hooked on their hips are a symbol of freedom and constitutional rights for some. To others, they represent a conundrum cloaked in fear and the unknown.

A national "Open Carry Movement" has landed in Redlands, bringing local attention to those who openly carry a firearm to exercise their second amendment rights.

Other law enforcement officials ... say they are unaware of their officers encountering open carriers, but some are passing out pamphlets and briefing the rank-and-file members on how to handle them.

State law allows adults who are not prohibited by law to visibly carry an unloaded gun in public places, excluding school zones, government buildings, state and national parks and secured areas like airports.
 

ME: Going great guns: Handheld, semiautomatic sales increase
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Nationwide, according to data from the FBI and the ...[NICS], November gun background checks increased 42 percent from the year before. In December, background checks were up 24 percent, 29 percent in January, and 23 percent in February. Background checks are considered an indication of retail sale activity.

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Smith & Wesson, which has a Rochester barrel-making facility and is one of the country's largest firearms manufacturers, reported in its most recent financial statement that hunting rifle sales were down nearly 46 percent, but "sales of all other firearms, specifically handguns and tactical rifles, were $70.7 million, a $23.8 million or 51 percent increase over the same quarter last fiscal year."
 

KS: Obama triggers run for guns
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Local gun shop owners say President Obama has definitely stimulated one part of the economy.

”Since November gun sales have increased 75 percent, 80,” Paul Duke, owner of Duke’s gun shop, said.

They tell me its no coincidence that there was a spike in gun sales at the same time the president was elected.

“He wants to do away with them, the way I hear it.”

They say rumors that the President wants to restrict the second amendment has triggered a run for guns.
 

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