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ATF files opposition motion to TRO in Ares Armor case
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "Much of the government’s protestations read more like hurt feelings, accusing Ares of 'lulling' them with pledges of cooperation while then having the nerve to seek counsel to protect company and customer interests. The people doing the raid, seizing property and data, and smashing things with sledgehammers are portraying themselves as victims here." ...
 

Did Gun Rights Examiner defeat confirmation of rabidly anti-gun Surgeon General?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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... "The NRA has announced that it will 'score' the vote on Murthy's confirmation, meaning that those who vote to confirm him will be judged (in a critical light) on that vote when it comes time for supporting and endorsing candidates--and opposing them. This is especially important for 'pro-gun Democrats' running in districts where gun rights are still valued."

"The interesting part of this is that the NRA's vow to score the confirmation vote comes quite late--and not without considerable arm-twisting by gun rights advocates who wondered if the group ever planned to do anything useful with the political capital it carries. And by 'gun rights advocates,' I mean National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea ..." ...
 

The Second Amendment: A Symbol of Freedom or An Invitation to Violence?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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... "Indeed, while it still technically remains legal to own a firearm in America, possessing one can now get you pulled over, searched, arrested, subjected to all manner of surveillance, treated as a suspect without ever having committed a crime, shot at and killed. (This same rule does not apply to law enforcement officials, however ...)"

"Just recently, for example, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the case of a Texas man whose home was subject to a no-knock, SWAT-team style forceful entry and raid based solely on the suspicion that there were legally-owned firearms in his household. Making matters worse, police panicked and opened fire through a solid wood door on the homeowner, who had already gone to bed." ...
 

No sympathy for accused teen in Greenwood murder
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"There appears to be no public sympathy for the Seattle teen who pleaded not guilty today in King County Superior Court to a first-degree murder charge in the slaying of David L. Peterson, as can be seen by the comments reacting to the KOMO 4 News coverage of his court appearance."

"Nobody is criticizing KOMO's story, which stated the facts as they stand. But there is plenty of criticism for the suspect and the justice system that seems to be failing public expectations." ...
 

Exceptional Mexicans Support Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"The powerful Knights Templar Drug Cartel over the last few years terrorized and murdered avocado growers in the Mexican State of Michoacán to extort cash and steal farms. Although Article 10 of the Mexican Constitutional guaranteed the right to keep and bear arms, gun control legislation drastically limited these legal rights. But last year many farmers brought guns out of hiding to form vigilante groups called, 'autodefensas,' to liberate their farms through force. In partnership with the Mexican government on March 9th, they killed the top Knights Templar leader Nazario Moreno Gonzalez ... These Exceptional Mexicans are proving why Americans must defend their Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms." ...
 

Gear Review: American Security ‘Heavy Duty Handgun Safe’
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Every serious gun owner should already have a primary gun safe in the home. A heavy, armored vault that will defeat determined, if not expert, thieves with a crowbar or cordless drill and the time to use them. In addition to safeguarding the rest of your collection, such a safe is where you keep the Big Gun, a shotgun or carbine of decisive firepower which is too big to keep handy next to your bed. These big safes are great, but . . ."

"Unless your bedroom is also your gun room (or your wife has very accommodating tastes in home decor) you’ll also need one or more secondary safes where you can securely stash a handgun for quick and convenient access when something goes ‘bump’ in the night." ...
 

Kel-Tec PMR-30 Review
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"I’ve had a Kel-Tec PMR-30 for a while now, and wanted to do a review of it. But I had decided that I wouldn’t publish on this gun until I felt that I had a feel for what it did, why it did it, and how to operate it properly. This is a unique gun for a number of reasons, and proper operation and maintenance isn’t intuitively obvious, even to an experienced gun owner like me." ...
 

Why You Need to Home Carry…Even In the Shower
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"In my 18-plus years of teaching firearms professionally, I have encountered contrasting perceptions regarding various methods of carry. These modes include inside or outside the waistband, appendix carry, small of the back, 3 o’clock, 4 o’clock, condition three, etc. And, as always, I have addressed those different modes of carry with my students employing both my professional and personal opinions. It’s been proven that an individual must first select a mode of carry that gives fast, consistent, and deliberate access to the defensive firearm from the same location every time it needs to be deployed whether or not that mode of carry provides total comfort . . ." ...
 

IWA: Gunsmithing at its Finest
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Guns in general are beautiful works of art. But sometimes, the designers go above and beyond by embellishing their art with intricate designs and using precious metals. It’s a completely different level of “gun porn” from what we usually see here in the United States, and it was on full display over at the IWA show in Germany. So while I have a moment, I thought it might be nifty to tease out some of the better pieces and give you a post with nothing but pretty pictures. Enjoy!" ...
 

A SIG SAUER Masterpiece: The Excalibur
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"SIG SAUER has been around for a while. Long enough, in fact, for their master gunsmiths to get a little…bored. And instead of doing what everyone else does when they’re bored (Reddit), SIG gave them a nearly unlimited budget and asked them to make something amazing. And man, they didn’t disappoint . . ." ...
 

Neil Steinberg: Where Are These Defensive Gun Uses You Speak Of?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg isn’t a fan of the fact that citizens in the Land of Lincoln will be able to legally carry a concealed firearm. Of course, that’s after jumping through numerous hoops such as undergoing a background check, paying a rather significant chunk of change, obtaining a Firearm Owner’s ID and enduring two days of training. And as long as they don’t try to do it in an area that’s on the long list of places that the Illinois legislature has banned concealed carry for ordinary proles. 'Guns are about perception, fear, fantasy,' he says in a recent Sun-Times column . . ." ...
 

Bullet Holes in the Bill of Rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"This will be brief: I find it incredible, and deeply disheartening, that the confirmation of our next U.S. Surgeon General may come undone because Dr. Vivek Murthy has expressed his support for widely favored gun control measures, such as an assault weapons ban."

"Now, before you start taking shots at me -- let's be clear: I am not writing about gun control today. I have done that before, and weathered the attendant barrage. Today, I am writing about bills, not bullets; dialogue, not Derringers." ...
 

Gun control groups turn to private sector to push crackdowns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Gun control groups have a new tack they’re taking to get their message and agenda out — targeting private companies and pressuring them to put in place Second Amendment crackdowns that the government can’t pass."

"For one example: Starbucks. The coffee shop recently caved to gun control advocates and announced a policy a few months ago that prevents even permitted holders from openly carrying inside stores. Another example is Facebook, when company executives just put in place a restriction on gun owners who want to sell and trade weapons via social media." ...
 

Goal is safe gun ownership, not gun elimination
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The writer of Monday's letter 'What if homeowners had been armed?' doesn’t understand the real issue regarding the Second Amendment."

"Those of us who own a weapon and support a reasonable interpretation of the Second Amendment are not 'anti-gun.' We support safe ownership."

"There is not an 'anti-gun' and 'pro-gun' crowd in Madison. Rather there are those who believe background checks on all sales are reasonable, and extremists who erroneously believes such checks somehow deny law-abiding citizens the right to protect themselves." ...
 

MI: Man Shoots Neighbor’s ‘Menacing’ Pit Bull In Macomb County
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Police have launched an investigation after a homeowner shot his neighbor’s pit bull in northern Macomb County."

"The incident happened around 1:20 p.m. Thursday in the 31000 block of Weber Road, in rural Richmond Township."

"According to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, the homeowner called 911 and requested assistance, saying he was being “menaced” by a neighbor’s pit bull."

"The man told dispatchers that he was at the foot of his driveway retrieving his mail and trash can when his neighbor’s dog charged at him. Due a previous history with this particular dog, the man had a handgun in his possession." ...
 

FL: Homeowner shoots armed man in self-defense
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating a shooting from early Sunday in which a man was killed by a Belle Glade homeowner."

"The shooting occurred at a residence on Northeast Avenue H, the sheriff’s office said. The homeowner told sheriff’s deputies that he fired in self-defense after the other man tried to shoot him." ...
 

IL: St. Charles Twp. homeowner shoots intruder
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A homeowner shot an intruder who had broken into his house Monday morning, Kane County sheriff’s police said."

"The alleged intruder — a 26-year-old St. Charles resident who initially ran from the scene — was taken to Delnor Hospital in Geneva, where he was being treated for injuries not considered life-threatening, authorities said." ...
 

TX: Deputies: Homeowner fatally shoots intruder in north Harris County (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A homeowner shot and killed an intruder Friday afternoon, according to Harris County deputies."

"It happened at an apartment along Dominion Park near Kuykendahl just before 1 p.m."

"Investigators said the man was in his bed when he heard loud noises at his front door. He went to check it out and saw two strangers barging in so he grabbed his gun and took aim. He shot and killed one of the men." ...
 

TX: Gun-toting woman kills intruder in Montgomery County (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Authorities say a 64-year-old homeowner warned an intruder she was armed and then opened fire when he kept trying to get in."

"Investigators say this happened in the small community of Porter Heights which is eastern Montgomery County."

"Authorities say the 64-year-old woman heard something at her front door at about 9:30pm. When she looked out she saw a man on her front porch inside the gated entry area. ..."

"Detectives tell us the woman yelled through the door for the man to leave and even screamed that she was armed. Apparently, the 27-year-old man at that point still attempted to get inside."

"'(The) person then attempted to gain entry into the house. She fired twice through the door, striking the person. ...'" ...
 

Connecticut Confiscation: It Won’t Be Door-to-Door
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"TTAG’s post, Connecticut: The Coming Storm was the last straw for me. Many have been discussing the general theme of confiscation for a while, and while I believe that is a good thing (the discussion, that is), I believe too many are far behind the curve. The hypothetical/fictional scenario illustrated in that piece is certainly possible, and even likely; but it is behind the curve in terms of the tactics that are likely to be used . . ." ...
 

CT: Conn. gun confiscation: It depends on what the definition of 'is' is
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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... "Schriro stated that the letter to gun owners was intended to remind citizens that in order to comply with the new laws they need to either destroy the guns and magazines in question or turn them over to police."

"Critics have condemned the new laws ... stating that these measures amount to gun confiscation by government."

"Schriro, however, denied that her agency or any other agency within the state government of Connecticut is engaging in confiscation."

"But ..."

"Confiscation does not depend on law enforcement or government officials going door to door to physically remove 'forbidden' items. Governments have and continue to engage in confiscation by requiring citizens to turn in forbidden items or destroy them." ...
 

Ares Armor Update: The Skinny on EP Armory Polymer 80% Lower Receivers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"At the moment, we still have no idea what exactly the ATF is investigating Ares Armor for. Speculation is rampant, and the two main competing theories are that it either has something to do with the EP Armory polymer 80% lower receivers, or a suspicion that Ares Armor is 'helping' people manufacture complete firearms without the proper license and paperwork. It may very well be the latter, since the judicial system has granted Ares Armor a restraining order against the ATF keeping them out of their hair for investigations related to the polymer lower receivers and the ATF claims their raid was on an unrelated charge. But just for giggles, let’s look at the situation surrounding those lowers and why the ATF might be interested." ...
 

Gun store thanks supporters after raid: ‘We’re not down on our knees begging for mercy’
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"A California gun parts and accessories store that was the subject of a surprise raid by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Saturday is not going meekly into the night. The store’s owner has vowed to stand and fight for what he believes are his rights."

"Ares Armor is now using their Facebook page to keep everyone apprised. Immediately after the raid, Ares’ CEO, Dimitrios Karras posted:" ...
 

Ares Armor operating; store camera caught first moments of Saturday raid
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Ares Armor store security cameras purportedly caught the first moments of a raid by agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Saturday, and in a joint interview this morning with Examiner and The Gun Mag.com, Ares CEO Dimitrios Karras said the company is up and running, and has already replaced computers seized during the raid."

"Karras said the agents wanted the store’s security cameras turned off after being advised they were recording the event. ..." ...
 

Christie Will Either Veto Magazine Restriction Bill, Or Kiss His Presidential Aspirations Goodbye
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"It’s really very, very simple for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie."

"New Jersey’s absurd citizen control fetish doesn’t play well in New Hampshire, Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Utah, Nevada, South Carolina, North Carolina, Arizona, or Michigan. These state comprise the first two months of the 2016 Presidential primary season, and the majority of Republican voters in these states are either very pro-gun to begin with, or are trending towards passing much more Second Amendment-friendly laws."

"... one of the fastest ways to sink a Republican nomination in the current political environment is to be seen as a champion of gun control."

"So what say you, Candidate Christie?" ...
 

Ted Nugent Giving Away Ar-15 Rifle
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Rock legend Ted Nugent is gunning for victory for Tom Tancredo in the race for Colorado governor, and the two have teamed up to give away an AR-15 rifle."

"In an e-mail message addressed to 'Real Americans,' Nugent takes aim at both President Obama and those on the political left for targeting the right to bear arms."

"'Barack Obama and his radical America-hating leftist goons are perilously close to taking away our guns and nullifying the Second Amendment,' Nugent writes."

"'We all better wake up and fight back together before it’s too late! And I need you to join me — so I’m willing to give you some incentive … How would you like a brand new AR-15 for free?'" ...
 

Republican Arms Race Gun Give-A-Way
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Last week, Joe Carr, the Tea Party candidate in Tennessee kicked off his new fundraising drive with an interesting twist: He's giving away a spanking new gun." ...

"But it didn't take long before other Republicans realized that if the gun give-a-way was going, they had to get on it... and up the ante."

"Today, Tom Tancredo brought out the big guns, literally, offering to one up Joe Carr's Tennessee wussy gun by offering out an AR-15." ...
 

CO: Why candidate Tom Tancredo doesn’t mind controversial rocker Ted Nugent’s backing
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo has now e-mailed his third fundraising pitch from Ted Nugent, an NRA board member who called President Obama a 'subhuman mongrel' and is offering a free AR-15 to a donor."

"Other Republicans might be leery that Nugent is turning off Hispanic, women and black voters with some of his controversial, X-rated quotes, but not Tancredo."

"But the congressman admitted he gets asked plenty about why someone like Nugent is making appeals for his campaign." ...
 

Gun-Grabbing Medico Manipulated
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Obama has nominated Vivek Murthy, a radical anti-gun doctor, to serve as America's next Surgeon General. Murthy wants national gun licensing and all doctors across America to harass ordinary Americans if they own firearms."

"According to Harvard Medical School website, Murthy completed his residency in internal medicine in 2006 and now serves as a Hospitalist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Being the most generous possible, then, he has been in medical practice less than 8 years and has spent virtually all of those 8 years, as this article reveals, either in charity work in foreign countries or in pursuit of academia inside a hospital framework. ..." ...
 

Idaho Sen. Russ Fulcher: Time To Reclaim Second Amendment Rights For All Citizens
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I am thankful for this opportunity to clarify my statements during a recent debate over a 'concealed carry' bill in a senate committee. Law abiding citizens have a right to bear arms. But that right has been eroded by government rules and special interest groups who want to see every tragedy as an excuse to take away our Second Amendment rights."

"I refuse to give up any further erosion of this right, and I will resist any effort to do so. This includes eroding those rights by adding requirements back on state officials and judges. I resist giving up any further freedoms to the government, including the right to carry concealed weapons that elected officials and judges have had since 1906." ...
 

Beware ‘give and take’ talk
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Too many politicians today use the Soviet model when asking their opponents to compromise. 'Give and take' means we give, they take. We see this repeatedly, especially as related to more gun laws."

"Look at Connecticut citizens’ current civil disobedience with their state’s recent edicts. What happens when citizens just say no? There, the citizens are being turned into law-breakers by an unconstitutional law. We don’t have enough real criminals? Now people right here in the U.S. are being told that police will break in their doors to get those guns from the legal (until now) owners. It can’t happen here? Famous last words. California has already done the registration turns into confiscation routine, and now Connecticut." ...
 

AZ: Arizona Legislature: Republicans tackling pro-gun bills
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The Arizona House of Representatives spent several hours this week debating five pro-gun bills Republicans say protect Arizonans from ongoing attacks on Second Amendment rights but which Democrats say are unnecessary and a waste of time."

"One bill would allow authorities to charge a person accused of taking someone’s gun with an aggravated assault charge. But doing so is already a felony offense."

"'We’re supposed to be a conservative Legislature that doesn’t like to make laws just for the sake of making laws, but this is making a law just for the sake of making a law. If you stole somebody’s gun you’ve already broken the law,' said Rep. Chad Campbell, D-Phoenix." ...
 

RI: RI Lawmakers Take Second Look At Gun Control Bills
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Gun rights supporters say they will gather at the Rhode Island Statehouse as lawmakers review a proposal to ban the sale of semi-automatic weapons."

"A similar measure prompted by the Newtown, Conn., school shooting failed to get a vote last year following protests by gun rights supporters. The legislation is back again this year and will the subject of a hearing Tuesday in the House Judiciary Committee." ...
 

AL: Beason wants guns, not quality education
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"State Sen. Scott Beason wants Alabamians to have free access to their guns, but not a quality education."

"... Beason is the sponsor of the measure that would allow people to carry loaded pistols in their cars without a permit ... Now he’s got Common Core standards in his crosshairs ..."

"These are initiatives that blindly pander to his conservative base without regard to realistic consequences. Law enforcement officials argue that Beason’s gun-in-the-car bill would remove the background check procedure sheriff departments use when issuing gun permits. Beason counters, 'We’re the only state in the entire region that says you have to pay someone to have your Second Amendment right.' (Gun permits carry a modest annual fee.)" ...
 

AZ: Arizona Senate committee approves 5 pro-gun bills
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"An Arizona Senate committee approved five major pro-gun bills on Monday, advancing what Republicans call necessary legislation to protect Second Amendment rights but what Democrats say is unnecessary and a waste of time."

"The Senate Judiciary Committee pushed forward the bills that cleared the state House last week."

"House Bill 2339 would allow gun owners with concealed-carry permits to bring weapons into government buildings unless security measures — including armed guards, metal detectors and gun lockers — are in place. The measure, by Rep. Brenda Barton, R-Payson, excludes public K-12 schools, community colleges and universities. Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a similar bill last year." ...
 

Calif. Fight Over Concealed Weapons Could Head To High Court
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"California is shaping up to be the next major battleground over the Second Amendment, as gun rights activists in the nation's most populous state push for loosening concealed carry laws."

"The state has some of the most restrictive such laws in the country. To get a permit to carry in public, you have to show 'good cause' to a local official like a sheriff. In San Diego County, like a lot of urban areas, the sheriff set that bar high. Self-defense alone was not enough to count as 'good cause' — you had to prove your life was in immediate danger or that you were carrying valuables, for example."

"A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that San Diego's policy is unconstitutional." ...
 

When and How to Invoke Your Right to Silence
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "The corollary of Miranda warnings is that the prosecution cannot use a suspect’s silence as evidence of guilt in a court of law—otherwise the warnings would be meaningless. But, the law doesn’t require interrogating police officers to 'Mirandize' someone who isn’t technically 'in custody.' ... Even in that situation, though, suspects’ silence was sacrosanct: Prosecutors couldn’t use it against them at a later trial. That is, until recently."

"On Monday, June 17, 2013, in a closely-contested decision, the United States Supreme Court held that prosecutors can in fact point to an out-of-custody suspect’s silence in response to police questioning as evidence of guilt. ..." ...
 

Does The 4th Amendment Apply To Gun Owners?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"If someone owns a gun, is that enough for law enforcement to justify violating that person’s Fourth Amendment rights with a no-knock raid?"

"It’s a question gun owners in Texas were hoping the U.S. Supreme Court would answer once and for all after Collin County police officers searched Texas resident John Quinn’s home without knocking or announcing their entry. But last week the court declined."

"The case relates to an incident in August 2006. Police say they were investigating Quinn’s son, Brian, who they suspected was in possession of drugs. Since the officers were aware that the Quinns owned firearms, including possibly an AK-47, they opted to conduct a no-knock raid at the family’s home." ...
 

OK: Several Sheriff's Asked to Disarm at Oklahoma State Capitol (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"It's a building of dignity and honor, but what happened at the state capitol recently has law enforcement crying shame."

"'Everybody in that building knew who we were,' said Wagoner county sheriff Bob Colbert, who, along with 40 other sheriffs from around the state, converged on the capitol as they do every year to meet and greet and lobby. Until..."

"'One of the senators, who they wouldn't tell us, complained because we were armed in the building,' he said."

"They were then given a choice, disarm or there's the door."

"'So we all packed up and left,' he said." ...
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H/t to David Codrea who notes: Welcome to the party, pals. How's it feel now that it's your turn in the barrel?
 

MI: ACLU says Saginaw police shooting of Milton Hall resembled 'firing squad;' asks Justice Department to reexamine
Submitted by: Corey Salo

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"The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan is urging the Department of Justice to reconsider its decision to not prosecute Saginaw police officers involved in the shooting death of Milton Hall."

"On Feb. 25, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan and the FBI announced in a joint decision that the Saginaw police officers who shot and killed Hall, a homeless Saginaw resident, during a confrontation in a shopping plaza parking lot would not face federal charges." ...
 

NY: NYPD Denies Freedom of Information Request for Freedom of Information Handbook -- Transparency advocates decry ‘ludicrous’ ruling
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"The New York City Police Department has denied a public records request and subsequent appeal for its Freedom of Information handbook."

"MuckRock journalist Shawn Musgrave filed a records request under New York’s Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) for the police department’s FOIL handbook, the guide officers use to apply public record law."

"However, the NYPD told Musgrave its Freedom of Information handbook is not covered by FOIL, arguing it is protected under attorney-client privilege."

"The NYPD said the information in the handbook reflects 'confidential communications between members of the FOIL unit and their attorneys in the context of the providing of legal advice concerning the meaning and requirements of the Freedom of Information Law.'" ...
 

AK: Guns on campus: Let's aim for the right target
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Recently chided by a well-meaning citizen for not arguing against SB176 (I had, in fact, declared [that] ... the University of Alaska Board of Regents would not support the bill ,,,), I asked myself: 'Argue against what?'"

"I am a gun user. I believe in the Constitution’s Second Amendment rights. I respect the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Second Amendment. And I am duty-bound to insure the university complies with state law. Therein lies the real issue."

"UA’s objection to preempting current board policy regarding guns on campus is both legal and legislative. The Supreme Court ruled on the Second Amendment in a 2008 case that also affirmed states could legislate restrictions on firearms in sensitive places ..." ...
 

AK: Keep guns off campus
Submitted by: Corey Salo

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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 UA campuses ... is probably the most ill-informed idea to ever come out of Juneau." ...

"Just one student carrying one gun would violate the sanctity of the classroom. ... In such an armed camp who would ever feel comfortable bringing up explosive topics for discussion?" ...

"Let's hope our representatives will simply admit we cannot tolerate loaded guns in the classroom ... and urge them to help ensure that the right of free speech at the University of Alaska shall not be infringed."
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Submitters note: Infringing on the second is OK? Must be a lot of fights on campus over "explosive" topics.
 

ID: Scofflaw Colleges in Idaho
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"According to magicvalley.com, Idaho colleges are actively searching for strategies to ignore and/or undermine the second amendment and the new law supporting it passed by the Idaho legislature. From magicvalley.com:"

"TWIN FALLS, Idaho • A day after the governor signed a bill allowing concealed guns on campus, school administrators are staging a rebellion."

"One significant strategy seems to be to simply ignore the law:" ...
 

NY: NY2A Grassroots Coalition’s SAFE Act educational forum (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The NY2A Grassroots Coalition invited the public to burn SAFE Act registration forms on Sunday night as the firearm registry deadline approaches."

"Members of the coalition passed out the assault weapon registration forms, and then placed them in an outdoor grill."

"Organizer Jake Palmateer is asking people not to fill out the forms to register their assault weapons under the SAFE Act. ..."

"'It was just simply a statement to say that look this is an egregious attack on our civil rights,' said Palmateer."

"... Jim Fischer, who's running for The 20th congressional district joined the event , not just to meet potential voters, but because he agrees with their cause." ...
 

WI: Germantown police confront man with gun, incident sparks debate (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A man carrying a gun down a busy road Saturday afternoon sparked a rash of 911 calls, and a fiery debate on social media."

"Several witnesses called 911 after seeing a man walking down Mequon Road with a shotgun strapped to his back, and a pistol holstered to his side. Germantown police confronted the man and asked him a few questions, but found that he wasn't breaking any laws or ordinances, and let him go." ...
 

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