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SAF’s Alan Gottlieb vs. State Senator Chris Smith (and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews) on Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"Second Amendment Foundation jefe Alan Gottleib just threw George Zimmerman under the bus to defend Florida’s now-embattled Stand Your Ground law. ..."
 

Oregon gun group says rights delayed are rights denied
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "The utter gall of those 'officials' is almost unbelievable and the implications are intolerable. They have posted a message on their 'challenge line' telling callers they 'will be delayed at least a month and don't even bother to leave a message before a month has gone by since they will NOT call you back.'" ...
 

More Confirmation Of The Vitality Of The Firearms Industry
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"Sturm, Ruger announced today that they were suspending the acceptance of new orders because they had already had orders for the first quarter of over 1 million units. If one needed more confirmation that gun sales are strong and that gun ownership is expanding, this is it. While there is no breakdown of the orders, sales of Ruger's pistols for the concealed carry market such as the LCP, LCR, and LC-9 have been strong. As Michael Bane has noted many times, these pistols are very popular with Gun Culture v. 2.0 who want a pistol for personal protection." ...
 

Reasonable Restrictions – A Modern Invention
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"You go town, excited to be heading to the local establishment that carries a fine selection of firearms. You've been saving up your shekels for months and the day has finally arrived. You walk into the establishment and the man behind the counter knows you. 'Hello, young man – what can I do for you?' 'If you still have that Colt I was looking at last September, I'd like to take it off your hands today,' you say. 'I'm sorry Johnny, but I sold it last month.' The proprietor looks at your crestfallen countenance with sympathetic eyes for what feels like an eternity. Then he begins laughing, and a few of the men in the store start laughing too . . ." ...
 

Bellevue’s CCRKBA works to stop U.N. Arms Trade Treaty
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"Global gun control proponents are preparing to adopt an international arms trade treaty at the United Nations in July, but the Bellevue-based Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms has been working busily behind the scenes to stop them."

"CCRKBA is making no secret of the fact that its staff has been involved in the development of two pieces of legislation, HR 3594, introduced in the House of Representatives last Dec. 7 (Pearl Harbor Day, and the irony of this is not lost on anyone), and S. 2205, unveiled Wednesday." ...
 

NYT Gail Collins: Create Federal Concealed Carry Law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"'Since no amount of gun-related tragedy seems sufficient to get state lawmakers to dial back on their firearms-friendly laws, we need to find a different approach, or face a future in which citizens of some states are required to carry a weapon with them at all times except when bathing.' New York Times columnist Gail Collins [above] would no doubt defend her hoplophobic hyperbole as simple sarcasm. And I would suggest that it’s a positive sign when anti-gun crusaders throw their metaphorical hands in the air (like we just don't care). But one must always keep an eye on the anti-2A—sorry, pro-reasonable restrictions crowd. And here’s what Collins is 'thinking [is] the best solution for all concerned' . . ." ...
 

Kimber Opposes New York Firearm Microstamping Legislation
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
Website: http://www.gunpoliticsny.com

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"Kimber Mfg., Inc., one of America’s leading firearms manufacturing companies located in Yonkers, has announced strong opposition to both the proposed microstamping legislation and its inclusion in the budget (AB 9055C) under consideration by the New York State General Assembly. In addition to the Governor’s office, Kimber has contacted the Mayor of Yonkers and a number of elected representatives regarding this issue." ...
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KABA Note: So leave.
 

The Dark Side of the Force?: Black Guns vs. Classic Wood & Steel Models
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I was having a Facebook chat with a non-shooter friend and at one point I mentioned something to her about firearms. The conversation that ensued got me thinking about the strange emotional divide that exists between 'classic' guns made of wood and steel and 'black guns' made of polymer and then ultimately about how the aesthetic appeal of a weapon really influences the public perception of firearms (even helping to dictate public policy in the form of gun control). But we aren’t there yet, so here is an excerpt from our chat that illustrates a bit better exactly what I’m talking about:" ...
 

The Kill Shot: The Camera Rifle
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"A concept by three brothers, Randall, Daniel and Michael Gregg, the Kill Shot is a mock rifle with a digital camera scope. The idea is for sportsmen to harvest game digitally, even when not in-season, to practice and maintain riflery skills without culling any animals." ...
 

Ask Foghorn: Best Rifle for New Long Distance Shooters
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Daniel asks:"
"I recently read an article about the mosin nagant, and found it a very interesting article. I’m currently learning as much as I can about rifles and am looking to purchase one soon, though I’m on a highly restricted budget. What attracts me toward the mosin nagant is that its incredibly cheap at $90, and I can get 440 rounds of it for $70!! ... Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!"
"So what you’re looking for is a 1,000 yard rifle for $300? Well, let’s see what we can do…" ...
 

Review: New Ruger LCR-22 Revolver (VIDEO)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"Light Compact Revolvers. This has become one of Ruger’s specialties. The line has several permutations. Ruger makes several .38s, a .357 (which has a steel frame, instead of the typical aluminum) and now the rimfire LCR-22." ...
 

More Details on Colt's New LESOCOM, the Civilian M4
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"Party like it's 1994!"

"We recently announced that Colt is preparing to introduce a new but very familiar rifle, the LESOCOM. The LESOCOM is a civilian-legal M4 rifle intended for the law enforcement and shooting enthusiasts. It makes only two changes to be legal for consumer markets, to the barrel and fire-control group."

"There has been a lot of conjecture about what does and does not get included in Colt's M4 for the public. We can say this for now." ...
 

Gear Review: Magpul MOE AR 15 Rifle Length Handguard
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Magpul has been in the business of making high quality, incredibly functional products since 1999. Anybody who has an AR has undoubtedly considered some piece of gear from the boys out in Boulder. I had never had the chance to put my mitts on a piece of Magpul gear until Nick helped my parents pick out a MIAD Grip Kit for Christmas. I got a little hooked on their gear and decided that my pretty princess needed some cosmetic upgrades for the new year." ...
 

Gear Review: Magpul UBR Stock
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"I made a mistake as a young man that I’ll share with you. As a college graduation present, I received an Armalite M15A4 from my parents. Like just about any idiot with his first AR, I couldn’t leave good enough (very good, actually) alone. I ripped the A2 style stock off in favor of some cheaply made M4 style collapsible unit. I’m not certain what my original rationale was but I know it wasn’t particularly well thought out."

"The only thing that was nice about that collapsible stock was that I could adjust the length of pull for smaller shooters like my fiancée. ..."

"Enter the UBR Collapsible Stock. Besides looking unbelievably cool, its main claim to fame is the fixed cheekpiece. ..." ...
 

Truth Deficient
Submitted by: Scott Henrichs

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"So we laughed at NGVAC's 'Fact Sheet' that contained zero facts a while back…they doubled down."
"Starbucks Is Feeling the Burn of Their Own Brewing — National Gun Victims Action Council (NGAC) Reports Starbucks Losing Thousands of Loyal Customers Due to BREW NOT BULLETS Boycott…THE BOYCOTT IS WORKING" ...
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Submitter's Note: There are less than 30 posts supporting the failed boycott.
 

Trayvon Martin shooting reveals America’s psychotic love affair with guns
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"The case of the unarmed Florida teenager killed last month by a neighborhood watch volunteer — let go by cops after he claimed he shot in self-defense — will at long last go to a county grand jury in early April."

"Local authorities announced the investigation Tuesday, shortly after the Justice Department stepped in to probe possible civil rights violations. The shooter is Hispanic; the victim was black."

"Federal action filled a void that for many Americans, particularly blacks, recalled law enforcement inaction in the face of anti-black violence that once plagued the U.S."

"Here, though, the poison may not be racism but the psychotic love affair with guns that afflicts too much of America." ...
 

Liberty can withstand rational gun regulation
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I’m not stupid. I know some of my opinions aren’t going to be popular with everyone. But I share my opinions to encourage conversation on issues I think are important. Gun control is one of those issues."

"This isn’t about a desire to take your guns –– well most of your guns. I don’t care if you have a gun to hunt deer, squirrels or coyotes. We can agree to disagree about how much safer you or your wife is now that you have that Desert Eagle 50 caliber pistol in your house."

"But slippery slope arguments used by the National Rifle Association and other gun enthusiasts are patently false. ..." ...
 

Senate GOP Wants George Zimmerman To Be Able To Carry A Concealed Weapon In Nearly Every State
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Last month, African-American teenager Trayvon Martin was killed by what increasingly appears to be a vigilante 'fixated on crime and focused on young, black males.' At the time of his death, Martin carried a a bag of Skittles and a can of iced tea — his killer, George Zimmerman, armed himself with a 9mm handgun and a concealed weapon permit."

"Yet, even in the wake of this tragedy, Senate Republicans continue to push a reckless effort to force every state to follow the nation’s laxest gun laws:" ...
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Submitter's Note: Yep, George Zimmerman, an unnamed clerk, a taco stand owner, a former Marine, a nursing student, a political leader, a North Philly bodega owner, a police witness, the GOP wants all of these people not to worry about felony prison charges when they travel.
 

Defending "Stand Your Ground" Self-Defense Laws
Submitted by: Opposing Views
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"Amid the ongoing furor over 'Stand Your Ground' laws, adopted in Florida and about half the other states, The New York Times invited me to take part in a 'Room for Debate' round-table on the subject. An excerpt from my contribution:" ...
 

George Zimmerman's 9-1-1 call regarding Trayvon Martin: No Slur
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"There have been questions raised about whether George Zimmerman used a racial slur in his 9-1-1 call to the police prior to his shooting of Trayvon Martin. He didn't." ...
 

Debate raging about Treyvon Martin case; Was ‘SYG’ law even relevant?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"While the broader public debate is raging over the slaying of Treyvon Martin in Florida and whether this was because of the “Stand-Your-Ground” law, gun rights activists across the map are focusing on a different question, whether the law is even relevant in this case."

"The shooter, George Zimmerman, has asserted that he fired in self-defense. But in the firearms community, where gun owners from Washington to Florida are looking at the shooting in a more analytical way, Zimmerman’s self-defense claim is not getting much traction." ...
 

Brady Campaign takes Trayvon Martin exploitation to new low
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Late last month, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot to death in Sanford, Florida, by neighborhood watch 'captain' George Zimmmerman, who claims to have found Martin's appearance and conduct 'suspicious.' Zimmerman outweighed Martin by 100 pounds, who was 'armed' with nothing more deadly than iced tea and candy, but is nevertheless claiming that when he confronted Martin, he was attacked and forced to fire the killing shot in self-defense." ...
 

Review 'castle doctrine' law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"An armed George Zimmerman apparently took very little time to determine that an unarmed 17-year-old boy carrying iced tea and Skittles represented a threat serious enough for him to confront and fatally shoot Trayvon Martin. Gov. Scott is right that the state should take much longer to assess the law that may prevent authorities from charging Mr. Zimmerman with a crime." ...
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Submitter's Note: Very little time? Very little time?!? He was on the phone with 9-1-1 for over four minutes, how bloody much longer should he have taken?!?
 

Teen shooting recalls state's NRA love affair
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"In 2005, the Legislature stood poised to give Floridians carte blanche to defend themselves ... in what they saw as life-or-death situations."

"Warnings went ignored, including this one:"

"'We never said … that the street is your castle,' state Sen. Steve Geller, a Hallandale Beach Democrat, said of the broadly drawn 'Stand Your Ground' plan, a reckless expansion of the 'Castle Doctrine' that lets people defend themselves against intruders in the home."

"'I don't think you ought to be able to kill people that are walking toward you on the street because of this subjective belief that you're worried that they may get in a fight with you.'" ...
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Submitter's Note: And nothing in SYG suggests otherwise.
 

Standing Your Ground and Vigilantism
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"Florida has some of the strongest laws pertaining to armed self-defense in the United States. ..."

"However, a commitment to armed self-defense requires a second commitment: to the principle that those who bear arms must act responsibly. It is still not clear whether Florida 'neighborhood watch' vigilante George Zimmerman broke the law when he chased down and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. And that’s a problem, because Zimmerman acted inappropriately in the moments leading up to the shooting, and Martin would still be alive if Zimmerman had behaved as he should have. Supporters of pro-self-defense policies should roundly condemn Zimmerman’s actions, and Florida should change its laws to prevent this incident from repeating itself." ...
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KABA Note: Shouldn't we wait to find out if Mr. Zimmerman actually broke the law or not before we start trying to "fix" it?
 

NE: Elderly NE Homeowner Fires a Warning Shot at Home Invader Who Is Then Captured By Police
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"An elderly homeowner in Nebraska fired a shot at a man who had just kicked in his door. This bought enough time for police, who arrived moments later, to arrest the intruder without incident. Police say the intruder was under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. It appears the homeowner was randomly targeted." ...
 

'Fast and Furious' probe: Chief suspect released more than once
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"Manuel Celis-Acosta, the chief suspect in the ATF’s "Fast and Furious" investigation who was caught but released at the U.S.-Mexico border in May 2010, was also stopped and released two months earlier while in possession of a Colt .38-caliber pistol purchased illegally under the gun-tracking operation."

"The revelation that officials twice declined to arrest their prime suspect shows that agents were keenly aware of Celis-Acosta’s activities yet repeatedly turned down opportunities to charge him with felony offenses and bring a quick end to the Fast and Furious probe. ..." ...
 

ATF Managers Lawyer Up, Slam Gun Laws and Still Deny Gunwalking
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The attorneys of Bill Newell, embattled former ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Field Division, and David Voth, Supervisor of Phoenix Group VII (the group that carried out Operation Fast and Furious), are accusing Senator Charles Grassley and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa of making 'many inaccurate and harmful statements' and 'factual distortions against' their clients." ...
 

Issa to Fox News: ‘We are moving toward…contempt’ on Holder
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Congressman Darrell Issa told Fox News Thursday morning that he is moving slowly and methodically, building a case for Congress to vote on a contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder over his failure to cooperate fully with the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious."

"Issa has been under fire lately for not moving faster to fulfill his threat to hold Holder in contempt of Congress. Here’s what he told Fox News:" ...
 

Question of the Day: Has a New Ammo Frenzy Begun?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"We got our semi-regular email from our cyber friend, Heidi at Lucky Gunner yesterday. But this time it had more than the usual sales pitch. This was mostly an apology for custserv issues and it’s all because things are so good in the ammo game. Anyway, Heidi sez, 'Sales sure are booming these days… we have seen our volume spike over the past month! We love the business but have to admit that we were not expecting such a surge in demand so quickly. We take the blame for not being adequately prepared.' Basically, customers are waiting to talk to someone on the horn and fulfillment is a issue. Of course . . ." ...
 

Ruger Stops Taking New Orders
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"'Shares of firearm specialist Sturm, Ruger & Co. (NYS: RGR) surged as much as 10.6% Thursday after it posted solid first-quarter bookings,' dailyfinance.com reports. It’s a 52-week high for a stock that’s risen by 115% over the last year. Today’s surge isn’t much of a surprise given that the gunmaker has been making guns as fast as it can. In fact, Ruger can’t make them fast enough. Literally. ..."
 

Gun sales explode as election looms
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"Sales of handguns and ammunition are booming across the country, and retailers say it’s all about the November election."

"Gun shop owners around the nation told FoxNews.com that sales, brisk ever since President Obama was elected, have spiked upward in recent months. And manufacturers are having so much trouble keeping up with the demand that one, Sturm, Ruger & Co., can’t keep up with demand. The Southport, Conn.-based company has had to suspend new orders after taking orders for more than 1 million guns in the first three months of the year. Smith & Wesson sales are way up, as well." ...
 

NRA, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Backs Murphy
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair) received the endorsement of the National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce this week."

"Due to Murphy’s leadership on the issues important to gun owners and second amendment advocates the NRA-PVF supports his candidacy in the upcoming election." ...
 

Time to Arm Airline Pilots with Guns?
Submitted by: Opposing Views
Website: http://opposingviews.com

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"Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano told Congress whom she trusts on February 15 when she responded to Congressman (and former Federal Flight Deck Officer) Chip Cravaack’s (R–MN) question at a House hearing. The exchange is exemplified with these remarks:" ...
 

Text Of Thune-Vitter National Reciprocity Bill
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The full text of S. 2213, the Respecting States' Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2012, as introduced by Senators John Thune (R-SD) and David Vitter (R-LA) is now available. This bill currently has a total of 29 co-sponsors in the Senate. It seems to be more expansive that a similar bill, S. 845, introduced in the 111th Congress by these two senators. It does take into account Constitutional Carry as practiced in Arizona, Vermont, Alaska, and Wyoming." ...
 

Two versions of National Right To Carry legislation introduced in U.S. Senate
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The National Rifle Association reported on March 13 that U.S. Senators Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) have introduced S. 2188, the "National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2012." According to the press release, the bill is the Senate companion to H. R. 822, which was approved by the U. S. House last November by a vote of 272-154." ...
 

NC: Greensboro, North Carolina Bans Guns in Parks
Submitted by: Opposing Views
Website: http://opposingviews.com

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"During their meeting on March 20th, the Greensboro City Council considered for the second time, and adopted, an ordinance to restrict the access of Right-to-Carry permit holders carrying their lawfully possessed firearms in certain local parks. This ordinance was passed by a 6 to 3 vote with council members Trudy Wade, Zack Matheny and Nancy Vaughan voting against the ban. Due to opposition by Greensboro residents, this ordinance was not adopted when it originally came up for a vote on March 6, and was delayed for future consideration." ...
 

GA: Georgia Bill to End Destruction of Guns
Submitted by: Opposing Views
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"On March 19, firearms destruction prevention legislation passed in the House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee by a voice vote. This bill, Senate Bill 350, is currently sitting in the House Rules Committee and needs to be scheduled for a vote on the House floor. Please contact your state Representative today and urge him or her to help move SB 350 to the House floor for a vote. Time is running out for legislative action in the state Capitol. The Georgia General Assembly is expected to adjourn at the end of next week." ...
 

IN: Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels Reaffirms Gun Rights
Submitted by: Opposing Views
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"On March 9, the Indiana General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to reaffirm lawful Hoosiers’ civil liberties disregarded by last year’s state Supreme Court decision, Barnes v. State of Indiana (2011). Last night, Governor Mitch Daniels signed Senate Bill 1 into law, reaffirming constitutional rights and the rule of law in Indiana." ...
 

MI: Michigan Considers Repealing Gun "Permit-to-Purchase"
Submitted by: Opposing Views
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"The Michigan House Judiciary Committee is reviewing an important and long-overdue bill that would eliminate the state handgun 'permit-to-purchase' and registration requirements. Although a date has not been announced, House Bill 5225 will be heard in the House Judiciary Committee sometime after the spring recess." ...
 

IN: Indiana Governor Signs Bill Allowing Citizens to Protect Themselves Against Police Actions
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Tuesday night, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signed a bill that would protect citizens who reasonably believe force is necessary to protect themselves, someone else or their own property from unlawful actions by a public servant."

"While supports believe the proposal strengthens the legal rights of people against public servants or government agents illegally entering their home, police groups are worried that many will use it as justification for attacking officers or will not understand the law fully." ...
 

NY: Wayne LaPierre at New York's Sportsmen and Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day (video)
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
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Submitter's Note: Video of NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre's speech during the Third Annual New York State Sportsmen and Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day - March 20, 2012 - Albany, NY
 

TN: More Guns Laws To Be Debated On Capitol Hill
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"Several bills about potentially letting employees take their firearms to work will be up for debate on Capitol Hill next week."

"There are several bills up for debate on the issue. Some of them would allow employees to take their guns to work, as long as they leave them in the glove compartment of their car."

"Finding the balance between Second amendment and property rights could be tricky." ...
 

NY: Gunowners stand tall on Second Amendment
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
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"Although many of the more than 1,000 sportsmen and sportswomen gathered in the “Well” of the Legislative Office Building in Albany Tuesday commented on the fantastic weather we’ve been enjoying throughout most of the month, it was the third annual Sportsmen and Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day that actually brought them there."

"Arriving from Babylon, Buffalo and everywhere in between to support their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms and, in a symbolic show of unity, tell anti-gun legislators — the vast majority of whom are downstate democrats — they are fed up being looked upon as terrorists just because they own a gun for recreational purposes and/or protection." ...
 

Health law could hinge on wheat, pot, guns and broccoli
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"The survival of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law may come down to wheat, pot, guns — and a nagging question about broccoli."

"Strange as it may seem, those diverse topics are apt to surface repeatedly during next week’s arguments at the Supreme Court over the health law’s constitutionality."

"Wheat farming, pot growing, guns near schools and a violence-against-women law all produced high court precedents key to the federal government’s power to regulate interstate commerce — and to whether Congress can require most Americans to get health insurance or pay a fine." ...
 

CA: Family of gang member who died in LAPD custody gets $3.2 million
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The family of a 31-year-old gang member who died in Los Angeles police custody in 2007 has been awarded $3.2 million in a wrongful death suit ..." ...

"... the attorneys for Cornejo's family ... presented evidence, including cellphone video and surveillance video ... They also called Ronald O'Halloran, the chief medical examiner for Ventura County, who testified that the force used by the officers ... was a cause of his death." ...

"'There were portions of the evidence, including a video at the Hollenbeck station, where it appeared the decedent was unconscious or possibly dead,' Gilipo said. 'However, the involved officers said Cornejo was fine and just didn't want to cooperate by walking under his own power. ...'" ...
 

WA: Mt. Rainier officer involved in shooting, sex offense sentenced to 10 years
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"A former Mount Rainier police officer who pleaded guilty to shooting and wounding a man who was trying to flee a sexual encounter at the officer’s home was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday, authorities said." ...
 

PA: City to pay $1.8 million in fatal shooting by police officer
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"The city has agreed to pay $1.8 million to the family of a man killed when a police officer, chasing an armed suspect, fired into an East Germantown home during a 2008 New Year's party."

"The officer's bullets hit three people attending the party, including Abebe Isaac, a hospital maintenance worker and father of three young children."

"Isaac, 33, died a week later after suffering from an infection and complications." ...
 

NV: Vegas police prepared to pay $100K in video case
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"Las Vegas police are prepared to pay $100,000 to settle a federal excessive force lawsuit by a Las Vegas man who was attacked and beaten in his driveway as he videotaped police in his neighborhood." ...
 

CO: Denver woman in police-abuse case unhappy with choice to lead internal affairs
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"Denver Police Chief Robert White looks at Division Chief Mary Beth Klee's experience and attitude and sees the right person for the difficult job of policing the police."

"Sharelle Thomas, shoved by an officer during a chaotic arrest in front of the Denver Diner in 2009, says the appointment to head the Internal Affairs Bureau makes a mockery of White's pledge to improve the department."

"Klee, 53, was one of the senior officers who reviewed internal affairs' investigation into the Denver Diner case ..."

"... then-Manager of Safety Charles Garcia fired Devine and Nixon for deception."

"Klee was one of three police supervisors who concluded that the officers acted appropriately in the situation ..." ...
 

MI: State Police to investigate report of racial profiling during traffic stop
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"Michigan State Police said it will launch an investigation into the actions of one of its officers who pulled over a U.S. citizen of Mexican descent in Livonia and allegedly threatened him with deportation and bodily harm."

"The move comes after the American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter Wednesday to the State Police on behalf of a Latino man from Grand Rapids who said he was racially profiled when he was handcuffed for hours by the officer after a traffic stop. Over the past year, a growing number of Latinos in Michigan say they've been targeted by law enforcement because of their ethnicity." ...
 

Top Shotgun Competitors From Around the World Prepare to Meet in Tucson for the Shotgun World Cup
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"Twenty-three of the United States' top shotgun shooters are headed to Tucson Arizona beginning Sunday, March 25 for the 2012 International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) Shotgun World Cup."

"More than 250 competitors from 42 countries are expected to participate in the week-long event ...
 

CE II Is Riding A .308
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"Leave it to the most—or is that only?—devoted supporter of the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution in the MotoGP paddock, Colin Edwards II, to use a weapons analogy to compare the performance of his NGM Forward Claiming Rules Team Suter-BMW for 2012 to the prototype machines he raced from 2003-11 in MotoGP." ...
 

OH: Ohio Sportsmen and Women Encouraged to Participate in Survey
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"The Ohio Department of Natural Resources' (ODNR) Division of Wildlife invites anglers, hunters and trappers to visit www.wildohio.com to take a new online survey." ...
 

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Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. — C. S. LEWIS

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