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A Willing Slave
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"[A] bloodlust for killing...pompous enough to call it self-defense...a phallic substitute ..."
"Good grief. There's a whole lotta stupid going on here, inside Madison J. Gray's confused and angry skull."

"And nope, 'dope dealers' don't scare me, child. Seriously. Really. If you think they do, you have no idea what the score is, and seeing as how you're my enemy, that's a good thing. I want you to be as ignorant as possible, and in truth, you exceed all hopes."

"No 'crawlspace' hiding, either. That's a survival tactic for the disarmed."

"Here's my comment in full, in case it gets reported as 'offensive,' which, face it, is what I was trying to be." ...
 

Hedging Your Investment Portfolio by Buying Firearms
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Writing for TheStreet.com on Friday, Doug Kass succinctly summarized just how bad the current economic environment is – even for those who have heretofore been thought to be the 'best and brightest' of the investment world:" ...

"... consider investing a portion of your portfolio in firearms – and I don’t mean just buying a revolver to keep on your nightstand to protect the wad of green paper under your mattress. I mean buying and holding firearms and ammunition that you anticipate will go up in price over the coming months and years. There are several economic and political reasons why firearms can be reasonably expected to increase in price, and thus ought to make up a portion of your investment portfolio." ...
 

A Clandestine Agenda in Washington
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"During the presidential campaign of 2009, we were told that voters wanted change. The [NRA] ... ran ads in West Virginia and nationally about the potential dangers Barrack Obama's presidency posed to the right to keep and bear arms. Critics chided the NRA and gun owners who were fearful as 'clouding the issue.' The troubled economy was the issue of the campaign and the collapsing stock market drowned out any and all other matters."

"Voters wanted change--well here it comes. In recent days two major revelations have come to the surface in what can only be described as a low-key, under the radar effort to slowly erode gun owners' rights in the United States ... subverting gun ownership before gun owners knew what was happening." ...
 

Will Congress Take Your Guns?
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Despite the clear language in the Second Amendment -- and last year's Supreme Court decision that said it preserved an individual's right to keep and bear arms -- gun rights still are a prime target for liberal legislators. Just last week, Attorney General Holder announced that the Obama administration would seek the return of the so-called 'assault weapons' ban."

"On the other side of the spectrum, conservatives such as Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the [NRA] see the Second Amendment as non-negotiable based on this implicit right spelled out in the Bill of Rights." ...
 

Too many mistaken notions about constitutional rights
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"So many times I have heard an ignoramus utter this phrase, 'The constitution says I have the right to Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Happiness.'"

"That comes from the Declaration of Independence, not the U.S. Constitution. Further, if it were in the Constitution, one should be aware that it says that one has the 'right' to only the pursuit of happiness and no God-given right or constitutional guarantee of attaining it. The guarantees in the Constitution are our only guaranteed 'rights'; all else is privilege granted by common sense, our neighbors, applicable ordinances, etc." ...
 

Artist forms personal monuments from pieces of guns
Submitted by: jgh
Website: http://secondamendmentfreedom.blogspot.com/

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"Richmond's premier public sculptor is blazing trails with lethal intent."

"The approximately 30 works ... each consists of parts of firearms - everything from AK-47 assault rifles to single-shot Derringers - that are partially embedded in concrete studded with seashells. ..."

"All the guns were used in crimes, some of which resulted in death." ...

"The works in 'Urban Fossils,' ... are as intimate as his public sculptures are imposing." ...

"'The guns are personal monuments to the people whose lives were destroyed as well as to the people who destroyed those lives,' DisPasquale said of his new exhibition. 'In each case, lives were destroyed. The heroes are the policemen who confiscated the weapons.'" ...
 

Ban on Assault Weapons: A Good Idea for Gun Nuts
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"This is one consequence of the new White House administration I do not dig."

"Since the election, there have been reports of an increase in firearms sales, fueled by conspiracy nut-driven rumors that President Obama is determined to take everyone's guns and abolish the Second Amendment. This ill-conceived garbage is about as valid as the rumors about him being born in Kenya ..." ...

"Attorney General Eric Holder is discussing reinstituting the ban on assault weapons, and with good reason. ..." ...
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Submitter's Note: So gunnies are 'fear-driven conspiracy nuts' because we think the current administration wants to reinstitute the 'ugly-gun ban', which AG Holder just said he wants to do, and with good reason? Oh my aching head . . .
 

Offering a single-shot sentiment
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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... "... why did the knot in my stomach develop the other day when I read that article about the 500 gunslingers expected to parade the streets of Fairbanks during the coming days?"

"I think I know; it is because I realize that their attitude toward guns is different from mine. They justify buying semiautomatic pistols and rapid-fire rifles weapons with the claim that ownership makes meaningful a person’s right to self-defense. Defense against what: other owners of lethal weapons? ... "

"I don't know the answers to these questions, but one thing for sure: I’ll avoid going into Fairbanks on weekends. I might irritate one of those people, and that could be suicidal."
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Submitter's Note: And he calls us 'paranoid'.
 

TN: Teen suspect killed during weekend break-in
Submitted by: Fire Eater

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A teenage boy was killed over the weekend during a gun fight inside a Western Heights home, according to Knoxville police.

Jamodd Mack, age 16, was killed early Saturday morning after he and another person allegedly broke into the residence at 1304 Iredell Avenue by kicking in the door.

Police say the teenager, who was carrying a gun, exchanged gunfire with a man inside the home. Mack was shot multiple times and died on the scene.

The person who was accompanying Mack fled and is being sought by police.

Officials say the investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
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KABA Note: Another "teen killed by guin violence" for the Bradys and their ilk to crow over.
 

PA: My New Gun
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"Back in late September, when my bank stocks began to tank ... another wall in my life began to crack, as rumors of break-ins rattled my peaceful neighborhood in Allentown, Pa. The first indication that something was going on was the Crime Watch sign that suddenly appeared on the utility pole a block from my house." ...

"... I found myself thinking of some of my grandparents' stories about the Great Depression: people breaking the law out of desperation." ...

"A friend told us to consider buying a gun to protect ourselves. The idea didn't thrill me ..."

"Still, I couldn’t get the idea out of my head ... I called my friend Jimmy, a gun enthusiast, and asked him to take me along to a firing range 'just to see.' ..." ...
 

'Mayors Against Illegal Guns' misses the mark by blaming the tool
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"Gun owners nationwide have grown weary of being made the scapegoats for crimes committed by career thugs, so it is understandable why resistance to new gun control measures has grown over the years."

"Editorials ... invariably call for stricter controls on law-abiding citizens, perhaps because they have yet to figure out how to hold the real criminals responsible. So, such editorials transfer the 'guilt' to the inanimate objects used by these outlaws, erroneously believing that by placing ever-increasing restrictions on firearms and their lawful owners, this will somehow strike a blow against violent crime."

"This is where the 'Mayors Against Illegal Guns' runs into problems by the bushel. ..." ...
 

When Lighters are Outlawed...
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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"The nanny state has reached a new level of jaw-droppingly stupid ridiculousness. Meet Kansas state senator Oletha Faust-Goudeau, D-Wichita..."

 

An open letter to Senator Jim Webb and pro-gun democrats
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Dear Senator Webb,"

"As both an honored veteran of the armed forces and one of the Senate's most outspoken pro-gun democrats, your endorsement of the candidacy of Barack Obama carried great weight with gun-owning democrats and moderates."

"After all, his voting record ... was abysmal and gun owners were justifiably hesitant to believe his sudden assertion that he 'supported' the right to keep and bear arms."

"It wasn't until you, and other pro-gun democrats, began to speak out that the tide began to turn. And why wouldn't it? Your voice means something to those of us who believe in the right to keep and bear arms. You have earned our trust ..." ...
 

Would you rather feel safe or be safe?
Submitted by: Daniel White
Website: http://www.OhioCCW.org

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... "When it comes to self defense, you have three options. Jump at every noise because you never feel safe, bury your head in the sand and pretend nothing bad is going on so that you feel safe, or prepare to defend yourself so that you are better prepared to be safe."

"I find it interesting that a lot of the same people who claim that those who choose to carry a firearm for personal protection are paranoid are the same ones who oppose concealed carry because they claim gun owners are primed and ready to blow someone away ... Which segment is the paranoid ones? I know a substantial number of armed citizens ... They're no more paranoid about crime than is a person who has a fire extinguisher under the kitchen cabinet in case of fire." ...
 

The import ban cometh
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Back in mid-February, U.S. Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) wrote a letter to the president urging enforcement of the 'sporting purposes' clause of the Gun Control Act of 1968 ..."

"That might not be such a problem, except for the fact that apparently, defending one's life, family, and liberty are not considered 'sports.' I suppose many would regard a 'National Would-Be Tyrant Killing League' as being in poor taste. Pity--that sounds like something worth watching."

"These standards were slightly relaxed under the previous administration, and Representative Engel is chomping at the bit to return to the more extreme interpretation." ...

"Last week, Attorney General Holder announced that Rep. Engel's wish would be granted." ...
 

Not Now, Eric
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Barack Hussein Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder naively blurted out the other day that he was going to lead the charge to get the so-called 'Assault Weapons Ban' reinstated."

"Mind you, civilian ownership of 'assault weapons' (by definition fully automatic firearms) has been legally forbidden to nearly all civilians since 1934. ..."

"But none of that makes any difference to the pandering gun prohibition crowd. They are now, and always have been, the most insidious and manipulative of liars. Their smarmy deceptional dexterity would have made Hitler's Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels green with envy."

"Attorney General Holder's main argument? To help the Mexican government fight drug cartels." ...
 

Another Bright Shining Lie
Submitted by: Larry

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... "Our new US Attorney General/Race Agitator, Eric Holder, last week used a bright shining lie in his advocating the introduction of a new Assault Weapons Ban. (AWB) He stated:"
"'Putting the ban back in place would not only be a positive move by the United States, it would help cut down on the flow of guns going across the border into Mexico, which is struggling with heavy violence among drug cartels ...'"
"What a crock; believing the fantastically wealthy drug cartels actually secure their weapons from America is analogous to taking a hamburger to a steak dinner. The drug cartels use their millions ... to purchase some of the finest weaponry that can be had, far exceeding the firepower of their state-armed opponents ..." ...
 

Gun Ban Announced
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"The lamestream media told you:"

"'The Obama administration will seek to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 during the Bush administration, Attorney General Eric Holder said today,' according to ABC News on Wed., Feb. 25." ...

"The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:"

"The nation is now screaming about Eric Holder's off-handed remark about renewing Bill Clinton's restrictions on so-called 'assault' weapons. New bills waiting in the wings go way past anything Clinton envisioned in his failed ban ..."

"When I spoke with Paul Helmke ... back in Dec., he admitted that they haven't been able to go after criminals effectively, so they figure their only option is to go after guns. ..." ...
 

Eric Holder's sour note on 'assault weapons'
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"In the grand opera of gun control, diva Sarah Brady’s plaintive arias for 'children killed by guns,' however overplayed, at least brought a tear to the eye. Not so, alas, for the tone deaf Obama administration, whose lead baritone, Attorney General Eric Holder, recently belted out a seriously sour note in calling for re-implementation of the so-called 'assault weapon' ban."

"'As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons,' said Holder, carefully ignoring how candidate Obama insisted, 'I am not going to take your guns away.'" ...
 

The Real Story on So-Called "Assault Weapons"
Submitted by: Opposing Views
Website: http://www.opposingviews.com

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"What has erroneously been termed an 'assault weapon' is a semi-automatic firearm that fires just one bullet with each pull of the trigger (versus a fully automatic firearm -- machine gun -- which continues to shoot until the trigger is released). Specifically, legislation has incorrectly defined an 'assault weapon' as a semi-automatic firearm that can accept a detachable magazine and has two or more of the following cosmetic features (it is these cosmetic features that distinguish the firearm from other 'non-assault weapons.')" ...
 

Armed citizen saves 2 lives
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, on February 16 of this year, at 1:50 AM, 22-year-old Robert Tomlin decided to invite himself into the home of Heath Miller ... Mr. Miller, like most working folk, was asleep with his wife, but awoke from the noise. When Miller 'saw the silhouette of an individual with a handgun coming through the bedroom door,' he used his own handgun to protect himself and his wife. These are the facts of the story, but how the story was reported is a story in itself."

"It seems anti-rights reporters feel incomplete until they laud the 'victim,' aka the violent intruder who broke a number of laws in order to terrorize and kill the real victims:" ...
 

The List Of Shame, The List Of Traitors
Submitted by: TranssylvaniaPhoenix
Website: http://transsylvaniaphoenix.blogspot.com

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... "Which Senators voted in favor of censorship…uh…we mean the Fairness Doctrine?"

"By now you've probably heard that the Senate approved an amendment a few days ago to outlaw the 'Fairness Doctrine.' ..."

"Although one would think it's important to know which senators cast their votes in favor of censorship, we can't find a single news report that calls out their names. So we'll do it:" ...
"I thought it would be interesting to go a step further and dig up some information from OnTheIssues.org in order to see how the unDemocratic Senators who would like to trample over the First Amendment are scoring on the Second Amendment ... This is what I found:" ...
 

Firearms under fire in capital
Submitted by: jgh
Website: http://secondamendmentfreedom.blogspot.com/

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"Attacks on Second Amendment rights are coming from at least two separate camps in the nation's capital that gun owners might want to follow."

"HR45"

"The first is a bill before the U.S. House of Representatives that would force gun owners to license their guns or lose them. It is called the Blair Holt's Firearms Licensing and Record Sale Act of 2009."

"Its summary reads this way: 'To provide for the implementation of a system for licensing the purchasers of certain firearms and for a record of sale system for those firearms and for other purposes.'"

"The law would mandate licensing for any handgun or semi-automatic weapon 'that can accept any detachable ammunition-feeding device.'" ...
 

Guns, votes mix well for Ensign
Submitted by: G. Hughes

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"In explaining why he tagged a gun-rights amendment onto a historic bill allowing residents of the District of Columbia a vote in Congress, Sen. John Ensign said last week that his home state Nevadans care deeply about 2nd Amendment issues."

"What he failed to convey was just how little his constituents concern themselves, apparently, with the underlying legislation to give the residents of the nation’s capitol a vote."

"Consider this memorable quote captured by the Washington Post for Sunday’s readers:"

"'I care more about the yogurt I just bought,' said Amy Gardner, outside a Target Greatland megastore." ...
 

Is H.R. 45 just the tip of the iceberg on gun control?
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Now that the libbie-loos have America's banks well on the road to nationalization, it's time to shift the focus to other ways of abridging Americans' freedoms."

"It might well be a renewed push for gun control."

"There's been somewhat of an enjoyable respite from gun-control fanaticism for the past few years. But now it appears ready to rear its ugly head once again. This could be the roughest four years in a long time for those who advocate upholding the Second Amendment."

"Take, for example, H.R. 45, introduced in January in the U.S. House of Representatives ..." ...
 

IL: Concealed handgun ban faces shootout in Illinois
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
Website: http://www.rpa-pac.org

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"The Illinois Legislature is nearing a vote on whether the state will become the nation's 49th to allow residents to carry concealed handguns, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports today."

"'It's heating up. We think we're close,' Todd Vandermyde, a [NRA] lobbyist, told the newspaper. 'You've got 48 states that have this. That's a statement.'"

"State Rep. Harry Osterman, D-Chicago, a leading opponent of the plan, told the Post-Dispatch that 'arming this state is going to make more and more people feel that they need to protect themselves, and it could escalate all the handguns that are out there.'"

"Similar efforts have failed before, but this time the Illinois Sheriff's Association is behind the NRA. ..." ...
 

TN: 1 in 4 state legislators holds gun permit
Submitted by: jgh
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"Tennesseans may want to treat their state legislators with a little more respect in the future: Records show one out of every four members of the Tennessee General Assembly has a state-issued permit to carry a loaded handgun."

"Thirty-four of the legislature’s 132 members hold handgun-carry permits, according to Department of Safety records cross-referenced with other available information ..."

"That comes to 25.75 percent of the membership of the House and Senate, a figure about five times the percentage among the state’s general population."

"In the 33-member Senate, one third or 11 senators, have a handgun-carry permit. Twenty-three legislators in the 99-member House — or 23.2 percent — have permits, records show." ...
 

SC: Text of Guns, Weapons Bills in South Carolina
Submitted by: The Liberty Sphere
Website: http://www.thelibertysphere.blogspot.com

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"The following information concerning guns and weapons legislation in South Carolina is for educational purposes only and is intended to provide pertinent information to those interested in protecting and preserving Second Amendment rights."

"Simply click on the linked bill numbers to go to the complete text and summary of the proposed legislation." ...

"Bill S. 190--amends state constitution to create a crime for possession of a firearm by someone who has been sentenced to at least one year in prison."

"Bill S. 312--amends constitution to expand definition of 'weapon' and prohibits sale of those items."

"Bill S. 347--regarding the carrying and discharge of firearms in educational institutions." ...
 

GA: Georgia legislator introduces bill to repeal permit requirement to open carry handguns!
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Unlike most states, Georgia requires a permit to carry an unconcealed handgun. But now Georgia State Representative Tim Bearden ... seeks to change that by introducing HB 615."

"Already attracting 5 co-sponsors ... HB 615 does a number of things to comprehensively reform Georgia's onerous gun carry laws, but the centerpiece of the bill is Section 3 which repeals the requirement to have a permit to carry an unconcealed handgun. Bearden, a former police officer and rising star in the eyes of gun rights experts, has a good track record at getting good gun bills passed. Just last year this junior legislator's HB 89 repealed Georgia’s gun carry bans in state parks, airports, as well as restaurants serving alcohol." ...
 

UT: Bill would allow loaded guns in cars of law-abiding citizens
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"A bill that would allow a law-abiding citizen to carry a loaded gun in a car -- if that person owns the car or has permission from the owner -- passed a House committee Monday."

"HB357, sponsored by Rep. Stephen Sandstrom, R-Orem, also makes it legal to have a loaded weapon in a home, which is currently against the law without a permit. ... Sandstrom said the new version helped clarify what he called an ambiguous law."

"'Self-defense is a fundamental right under the Second Amendment,' Sandstrom said. 'Law-abiding citizens should be able to choose how to carry a weapon for self-defense.'"

"The bill moves to the full House for further action."
 

Who Is Going To Police The Police?
Submitted by: clell

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"In the halcyon days when American newspapers were feared rather than pitied, I had the pleasure of reporting on crime in the prodigiously criminal environs of Baltimore. ... I could count police commanders who felt it was their duty to demonstrate that crime never occurred in their precincts, desk sergeants who believed that they had a right to arrest and detain citizens without reporting it and, of course, homicide detectives and patrolmen who, when it suited them, argued convincingly that to provide the basic details of any incident might lead to the escape of some heinous felon. ..."

"In response to such flummery, I had in my wallet, next to my Baltimore Sun press pass, a business card for Chief Judge Robert F. Sweeney ..." ...
 

Suspended Florida sheriff arrested in Las Vegas
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The FBI says the suspended sheriff of Okaloosa County, Fla., has been arrested in Las Vegas on federal theft, fraud, money laundering and conspiracy charges.

Special Agent Joseph Dickey in Las Vegas says FBI and Internal Revenue Service investigators arrested Charles W. Morris early Friday.

Dickey says Morris is due for an initial appearance Friday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas.

Morris was sought on a warrant issued in U.S. District Court in Pensacola, Fla.

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist suspended Morris Friday and appointed an interim sheriff in the Florida panhandle county.

Morris was also the president of the Florida Sheriff's Association Board of Directors.
 

Obama releases secret Bush anti-terror memos
Submitted by: motoboy

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"The Obama administration threw open the curtain on years of Bush-era secrets Monday, revealing anti-terror memos that claimed exceptional search-and-seizure powers and divulging that the CIA destroyed nearly 100 videotapes of interrogations and other treatment of terror suspects."

"The Justice Department released nine legal opinions showing that, following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Bush administration determined that certain constitutional rights would not apply during the coming fight. Within two weeks, government lawyers were already discussing ways to wiretap U.S. conversations without warrants." ...
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Submitter's Note: Then what's to keep our government from always being in a war?
 

MI: 2 cops cut deal over false testimony in Plants case-They'll get immunity to testify against former drug-unit boss
Submitted by: jgh
Website: http://secondamendmentfreedom.blogspot.com/

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"Two Inkster police officers who gave false testimony in a major 2005 cocaine trial have cut a deal with prosecutors to testify that they acted at the direction of Karen Plants, the former head of the Wayne County Prosecutor's drug unit ..."

"The deal represents a significant development in a months-long investigation of Plants, a onetime star prosecutor who is suspected of orchestrating perjured testimony. ..." ...

"... It is unclear if prosecutors also are investigating the trial judge who was told of the false testimony but allowed it, anyway." ...

"... three other Inkster cops ... are under investigation in the disappearance of $60,000 in jewelry seized ... after the 2005 arrests." ...
 

NY: 100+ Officers Investigated for Ties to Mobsters, Robbers & Drug Pushers
Submitted by: none

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"MOVE over, Mafia Cops! More than 100 of New York's Finest were investigated last year for allegedly associating with criminals - from boozing with mobsters to pulling off robberies with gang members to even carrying on affairs with lowlife drug dealers ..."

"The figure represents about half of the serious Internal Affairs corruption investigations, according to sources."

"'It is one of the big problems the Police Department faces,' said a source familiar with the NYPD's hard-charging efforts to root out wrongdoers."

"In one astounding case, transit cop Yaniris Balbuena, 31, was charged this month with laundering $250,000 for her heroin-trafficking common-law husband - even making money pickups on Bronx street corners ..." ...
 

WA: Pierce Co. judge charged with sex crimes
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"A Pierce County Superior Court judge was charged Friday with felony harassment and a misdemeanor count of patronizing a prostitute."

"The state attorney general's office alleges that Michael Hecht threatened to kill a prostitute on Aug. 30 of last year, shortly after Hecht was elected to the bench but before he was sworn in ..."

"According to court papers, the male prostitute told Tacoma police that Hecht, 58, had paid him for sex in the past."

"In the second charge, prosecutors allege Hecht paid a different male prostitute to engage in sex."

"'Judge Hecht denies both allegations'" Hecht's attorney, Wayne Fricke, told the Associated Press." ...
 

TX: Dallas "Gun Buy Back" Nets Nearly 150 Firearms
Submitted by: jgh
Website: http://secondamendmentfreedom.blogspot.com/

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"Nearly 150 firearms were taken off the streets today by Dallas Police in an effort to keep them from falling into the wrong hands."

"It was the result of a 'Gun Buy Back' program the city has instituted in an effor to make the city safer.

"'Great program. They're gonna get a lot of guns off the street. They should continue it.' said Tom Reger who sold a .22-calibre rifle." ...

"The incentive for the gun owner is a $50 grocery card for each unloaded, operable weapon surrendered."

"'We just had a gentleman turn in 5 weapons, he got $250. He's a retiree and he thinks that terrific to help him with groceries.' said Frank Librio, City of Dallas Spokesperson" ...
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KABA Note: We were unaware of the high number of drive-bys with .22 rifles by retirees.
 

NY: NYPD officer accused of raping drunken East Village woman
Submitted by: Larry

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"A police officer is being investigated in the rape of an East Village woman he escorted home after being told she was too drunk to stand ..."

"The officer and his partner came to the woman after a cab driver called 911 on Dec. 7, telling cops she had vomited in his car and couldn't find cab fare ..."

"Law enforcement sources said they had surveillance video from the victim's apartment building showing the two cops helping the drunken woman inside and returning to the building a second time more than a half hour later. The woman reported the rape to the Manhattan district attorney's office ..."

"Both cops, whose names were not released, were stripped of their guns and badges and placed on modified desk duty." ...
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MD: Md corrections officer arrested on rape, burglary charges
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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A Prince George's County Department of Corrections officer has been arrested, authorities said.

Cpl. John Hanna of Glen Burnie was arrested Sunday in Prince William County in Virginia and charged with burglary, rape, abduction and other offenses. He is being held without bond in Manassas.

Prince George's County officials said Hanna had been on administrative leave with pay from the county corrections department since Jan. 15. His leave was due to a jail incident that is still being investigated.

Authorities said Hanna has now been suspended without pay because of the criminal charges.
 

NY: Another Schenectady police officer arrested
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Another Schenectady city police officer has been arrested, tacking on to the department's ever-growing list of members who have gotten into trouble with the law."

"This latest arrest involved 27-year-old officer Michael R. Brown ... who allegedly drove drunk on Sunday night before rear-ending another vehicle ..."

"Brown sustained injury to his head in the crash, which occurred at around 10:30 p.m.. He was off-duty ..."

"He continued to drive after hitting the car, then stopped about two-tenths of a mile down the road, said Lt. Van Alstyne."

"Brown refused a breathalyzer test at the scene. He faces misdemeanor charges of driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident." ...
 

TX: EPPD Officer arrested, Aggravated Sexual Assault alleged
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An El Paso police officer is under arrest for Aggravated Sexual Assault against a woman.

Police say they began investigating the accusation against 16-year veteral officer Javier Alonzo on Tuesday. They found probable cause and issued an arrest warrant for Alonzo, however, he fled El Paso before officers could arrest him.

According to a news release from EPPD, U.S. Marshal's nabbed Alonzo in Austin and turned him over to Austin police. He is now being escorted back to El Paso.

Authorities have not released any details on the alleged attack; however, police chief Greg Allen has ordered the termination of Alonzo.
 

FL: Officers arrested after alleged inmate beating
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"Three corrections officers are out of a job and two just got out of jail. All of it stems from an alleged brutal beating of inmate Jerome Williams ... in December of 2008."

"Williams, who is serving a 17 year sentence for robbery, burglary and carjacking, ... charged toward the sergeant while the pair was taking him to see the nurse."

"... both Cox and Langenbrunner grabbed Williams to hold him down, and then put him in a cell when derogatory language was exchanged ..." ...

"... they started kicking him, punching him, and even pounded his face onto the floor."

"The three officers were fired in December. But Friday, Cox and Langenbrunner were placed under arrest for the alleged attack." ...
 

TX: Conroe man dies after officers shock him with a Taser
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"A man died shortly after sheriff's deputies used a Taser on him at his Montgomery County home Saturday, authorities said."

"Deputies received a call about 7 a.m. of a possible suicide attempt at a residence ... Robert Lee Welch, 40, had been pushing people there and would not respond to family members ..."

"Deputies approached and tried to talk to Welch, who was not wearing clothing, authorities said. When Welch wouldn't respond, deputies tried to detain the man, who resisted and struggled ..."

"Deputies then used a Taser to help control the man ... Paramedics at the scene began treating Welch, who was not breathing and did not have a pulse." ...

"Critics [of Tasers] worry that the weapons are often used on people who have not committed crimes."
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OH: Hunters, collectors revel at local event
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"The herd of 'I'd rather be deer hunting' bumper stickers in the Richland County Fairgrounds parking lot were good clues for anyone trying to figure out what was going on there Saturday and Sunday."

"Inside the Arts & Crafts Building, Mansfield Gun Show organizer Chris Beebee said attendance exceeded his expectations ..."

"While some gun shows offer a bit of a flea market atmosphere, Beebee said he is focused on hunting, shooting and military items. On Sunday afternoon, a predominately male crowd strolled up and down the aisles ..."

"Fears that President Barack Obama and a Democratic-controlled Congress might change gun lawshave been good for attendance, according to Beebee, who wore a National Rifle Association cap." ...
 

FL: Treasure Coast gun dealers see jump in sales
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"Tammy Wilson still has handguns for sale. But lately she's had trouble keeping them in stock."

"Handguns are crazy right now,' said Wilson, manager of Express Huntin' N Fishin', a sportsman’s supply store ... 'A lot of them are on back order.'"

"The owners of many Treasure Coast gun and pawn shops say they’ve also seen a jump in gun sales, fueled by fears the new presidential administration will impose new regulations on gun ownership."

"The economy is also a factor, as homeowners arm themselves against a perceived spike in home break-ins ..."

"Vero Lake Estates resident Kenneth Johnson and his girlfriend Christina Northrup are fearful because of a string of home break-ins in their neighborhood." ...
 

AL: Skeet-shooting team started at Capstone
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"On a cold, drizzly Saturday afternoon, Madison O'Kelley's concentration is unbroken. His hands as cold as ice, he grips his 12-gauge shotgun with poise and conviction as he yells 'Pull!' Immediately, a clay target shoots out from over his head, soaring on the breeze like a miniature Frisbee. With calm resolve, O'Kelley pulls the trigger, blasting the clay into oblivion as it scatters across the muddy field."

"For many, shooting skeet is just something to do for fun, but for O'Kelley and the UA skeet shooting team, it is a competitive sport that is a way of life."

"The UA skeet shooting team, a club sport at the University, has been practicing since January, but the concept of a team has been long in the making ..." ...
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
To trust arms in the hands of the people at large has, in Europe, been believed...to be an experiment fraught only with danger. Here by a long trial it has been proved to be perfectly harmless...If the government be equitable; if it be reasonable in its exactions; if proper attention be paid to the education of children in knowledge and religion, few men will be disposed to use arms, unless for their amusement, and for the defence of themselves and their country. — Timothy Dwight, Travels in New England and New York [London 1823]

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